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        And you, Thoreau!

      Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1944. First edition, slim 8vo, pp. [32]; 2 full-page wood engravings by Frank Utpatel; fine copy in the dust jacket. This copy inscribed by Derleth to his life-long friend and confidant, the science fiction writer Donald Wandrei: "For Donald Wandrei - something esoteric in verse - as always August Derleth 8/1944." Designed and printed by Carroll D. Coleman at The Prairie Press, Muscatine, Iowa, and issued in the publisher's The Poets of the Year series.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books ]
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        [Photos]: Prisoners in German POW Camp. Christmas 1944

      1944. Five black and white gelatin silver photographs. Each image is 6" x 4.25". Wear or small chips in the corners not visibly affecting the images, very good. "POW Camp" written in ink on the verso of four of the images, the remaining image has "Officer Quarters" in the same hand on its verso. The images are all of the same group of POWs, both British and American, in their ramshackle barracks in a German POW camp. Two of the images are group shots of the men, in widely varied uniforms, and with several in silly costumes (French waiters, a Beefeater). Another shows prisoners playing a guitar and harmonicas, as other prisoners dance together, a fourth shows a man in a kilt playing percussion on a bottle accompanied by the guitarist, and the final image is of a man in a flannel robe wearing a Santa hat and a white wig handing another prisoner an American Red Cross Prisoner of War Food Package. In two of the images there is a sign reading "Merry Christmas 1944" (although there is a light penciled mark on the verso of one that reads "Xmas 43 Howe," but it seems likely they were all taken at the same time). The men are from both the army and navy, and are wearing several different uniforms: British, American, and possibly Australian, and French. Each man has a number affixed to the upper right of his uniform blouse. A few bottles, possibly of beer, are in evidence. Compelling images of men imprisoned during WWII. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Island of Adventure (Signed First)

      Macmillan 1944 - First edition, first impression, signed and inscribed to the ffep by Enid Blyton: “Barbara, / Love from / Enid Blyton” - the first in the ‘Adventure’ series and scarce signed. Very Good+: firm and square binding in clean pictorial boards; softening to the tips of the corners; faint staining (mainly to the top-edge) and light foxing to the edge of the page block; the occasional handling mark or isolated spot to the pages, else bright and clean. The clipped dustwrapper is Good: bright and vibrant; slight toning to the spine; rubbing and wear to the corners and top-edge; half-a-dozen short closed tears (up to 1.5cm) and a longer one at the top front corner (4cm); stabilized by acid-free archival mending tissue to the verso, where appropriate; presented in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. All orders are sent carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bradhurst Fine Editions]
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        THERE WERE NO ASPER LADIES

      London: The Mitre Press, n.d. [1944].. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-126 [127-128: ads], pictorial wrappers. First edition. "The first of the Lucian Carolus occult detective stories, a full-length novel of vampirism." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 23. Bleiler (1978), p.11. Reginald 00532. Hubin (1994), p. 32. Text paper tanned, light wear along the edges, small chip from left edge of rear panel, a nearly fine copy. A superior copy of this scarce wartime paperback. (#154603)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Non-Violence in Peace & War

      Navajivan Publishing House, Ahmedabad, India 1944 - Xii, 589 Pp. Cloth Spine, Paper Covered Boards, Both Printed In Dark Blue. Some Of Gandhi's Last Writings, Issued In A 1942 First Printing Of 2000 Copies And A Second Printing (Of Which This Book Was Part) Of Another 2000 Copies. Quarter Cloth Over Worn And Chipped Boards, Spine And Front Cover Lettering All Complete And Strong, Binding Strong, Fly Leaves Showing Moisture Stains At Edges But Pages Clean Internally. Inscription On Front Free Endpaper "To/ Dr. W. G. Griffiths,/ M.A., Phd./From/The Friends Of/ Central Church/ Cal. 24.1.1947." Griffiths Was Active In The Methodist Church In Calcutta And Throughout Bengal For Several Decades. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        2 cartas mecanografiadas, firmadas por Juan Larrea, escritas al poeta chileno Humberto Díaz Casanueva

      1944 - 2 cartas mecanografiadas y firmadas por Juan Larrea, fechadas 1944 y 1945 en México y escritas al poeta chileno Humberto Díaz Casanueva, en muy buen estado. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE HORSE'S MOUTH.

      London: Michael Joseph Ltd., [1944]. London: Michael Joseph Ltd.,. [1944]. cloth.. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear at edges and two short. closed tears in front panel. A nice copy. (#137591). First edition. The author's most famous work, a comic novel of Britain during World War II. Basis for a 1958 film starring Alex Guinness and Kay Walsh.

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        The Wizard of Oz Animated by Julian Wehr

      Akron, Ohio: The Saalfield Publishing Company, 1944. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo. (24)pp. Printed paper boards, spiral spine. Six full page, full color animated plates operated by a tab. A fine, bright copy with all plates in fine working condition. The dustwrapper is not clipped and is fine as well. This is a gift quality copy, seldom seen in this condition. Montonaro, p. 347.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Superb portrait photo by Walter Stoneman, signed and dated on the mount, (Sir Winston Spencer, 1874-1965, Prime Minister)

      1944 - showing him half length seated, looking directly into the camera with his hand resting on some papers, 5" x 4½" in mount 7½" x 5", no place,

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        361st Fighter Group. Squadron Photograph with two P-51D Mustang Fighters. Bottisham. Little Walden.

      United States Eighth Air Force. Bottisham. Little Walden. 1944-1945 - 376th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group, United States Eighth Air Force. Original Unit photograph with two P-51D Mustang fighters, titled in the emulsion at the lower left margin. No date or location given, most likely 1944-1945, the location either Bottisham airfield in Cambridgeshire or Little Walden airfield in Essex, the squadron was stationed at both. The squadron converted from the P-47 to the P-51 in May 1944. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: David Cornell]
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        Code General des Impots Directs et Taxes Assimilees, Trade Edition`

      1944 - Hemard's Illustrated French Tax Code in a Handsome Binding Hemard, Joseph [1880-1961]. Code General des Impots Directs et Taxes Assimilees. Texte Inegral des Lois, Decrets, Decrets-Lois, Decret de Codification, Suivi d'un Formulaire Administratif. Paris: Editions Litteraires et Artistiques/Librairie "Le Triptyque", [1944]. x, 330, [1] pp. Caption and text illustrations, those at beginning of sections are hand-colored (pochoir). Quarto (9-1/4" x 6-1/2"). Illustrated stiff color wrappers bound into contemporary quarter sheep over marbled boards, raised bands, lettering piece and gilt title to spine, top-edge gilt, deckle fore and bottom edges, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. Light rubbing to extremities, a few shallow nicks and scuffs to boards, light rubbing to spine, minor wear to corners, internally fresh. A handsome copy. * Hemard presents the official text of the French Tax Code with witty, and often racy illustrations, colored (au pochoir) by E. Charpentier. It is a sequel to his Code Civil: Livre Premier, Des Personnes (1925) and Code Penal: Commentaires Images (c. 1940). Hemard, a prolific artist, illustrator, designer and author, is best-known for his humorously illustrated editions of serious non-fiction books. The Code General was issued in several forms. Ours is a trade edition of 1,000 copies. It was also issued in a limited edition of 800 numbered copies, the first 145 with an original sheet of text illustrations and a sheet of their original sketches. There is also a signed and numbered edition of 160 printed on Arches paper (papier velin), an edition of 40 non-commercial copies intended for friends and associates (hors commerce) and 60 portfolios of the images alone. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        SITUATION NORMAL

      Reynal & Hitchcock 1944 - First edition, first prnt. Signed by Miller on the title page. Chipped dustjacket.Very Good condition in a Very Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Miller's first book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Walt Disney War Bond Certificate

      Washington: U. S. Gvernment Printing Office, 1944. Near fine. Single sheet on heavy paper 8 by 10 inches. Captioned "United States Treasury War Finance Committee" and framed with Disney characters in full color: The Seven Dwarfs, Mickey, Pinocchio, Donald, a Pig, Goofy, Bambi, Cleo, Donald's nephews, Thumper, José Carioca, Pluto and Bambi's mother. This is the genuine government printing on cream colored paper; Donald's eyes are correctly printed; the paper is watermarked with the US Eagle. Completed on April 25, 1945, by Sarah Carey as a gift from Agnes Curran Dietrick to John J. Dietrick Jr. A tiny old blemish just below Mickey else this is a fine example. Scarce.

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        Die Ausgewanderten. Die Andere Bibliothek. Herausgegeben von Hans Magnus Enzensberger

      355 (1) Seiten mit zahlreichen Textabbildungen. 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Hardcover/Pappeinband Pappband mit bedrucktem Pappumleger und Lesebändchen, sauber und frisch, die hintere Vorsatzseite sauber heausgetrennt, auf dem Titel mit Widmung des Autors: "Lüneburg,/ im November 97/ W. Sebald" , signierte Sebald-Ausgaben gehören zu den großen Raritäten des Antiquariatsmarktes. Winfried Georg Sebald (meist W. G. Sebald * 18. Mai 1944 in Wertach, Allgäu - + 14. Dezember 2001 in Norfolk, England) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller und Literaturwissenschaftler, der tödlich verunglückte.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED.

      New York,. 1944.. One full page, typed letter on Helen Keller's personal stationery; addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Hanson and dated June 24, 1944. The letter, soliciting donations for financial support for the American Foundation for the Blind, is SIGNED in ink in Keller's hand. At the time, Keller had been working for the AFB for twenty years (as she states in the letter). The letter describes the experience of being without sight and extols the virtues of the organization. Lightly creased where previously folded in quarters, otherwise fine. .

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        Das Gesetz.

      Los Angeles, Privatdruck der Pazifischen Presse, 1944. Einmalige Auflage von 500 numerierten Exemplaren. 79 (1) Seiten Gr.-8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halbleder-Einband das Buch ist völlig neu eingebunden unter Verwendung der Originalmaterialien. Eines von zweihundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 133. Das Buch wurde als Privatdruck der Pazifischen Presse von Ernst Gottlieb und Felix Guggenheim herausgegeben und besorgt. Die einmalige Auflage von 500 Exemplaren wurde in Fournier Antiqua bei er Plantin Presse in Los Angeles im Jahr 1944 gedruckt. Die ersten 250 Exemplare sind in Halbleder gebunden, numeriert und vom Autor handschriftlich signiert. Paul Thomas Mann (* 6. Juni 1875 in Lübeck - + 12. August 1955 in Zürich) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller, der unter der nationalsozialistischen Herrschaft emigrierte und 1943 US-amerikanischer Staatsbürger wurde. Er zählt zu den bedeutendsten Erzählern deutscher Sprache im 20. Jahrhundert. Für seinen ersten Roman Buddenbrooks (1901) erhielt er 1929 den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Service Men's Map of Washington Full Information on Service Clubs, Entertainment, and Sightseeing

      A fold-out map of Washington, D.C., dated May 15, 1944, marked in various colors with various points of interest for men and women in the armed forces to visit during World War II, including churches, service clubs, YMCAs and YWCAs, landmarks, and dispensaries, with a full corresponding list to the reverse. Some very minor soiling and slight age-darkening. Opens to 14 1/2" x 16". Washington, D.C. (War Hospitality Committee, Civilian War Services, courtesy of the Pepsi-Cola Co.) 1944. Certain designations were given to some of the sites listed on the map, including religious orders such as Unitarian, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or Orthodox, as well as Negro. Approximately twelve sites were listed as specifically Negro, including the Banneker Service Club, a separate bus terminal, the Hearthstone Club, four different churches, YMCAs, and other venues. Very scarce; as of February 2017, WorldCat locates only one institutional holding in the United States.

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        Service Men's Map of Washington. Full Information on Service Clubs, Entertainment, and Sightseeing

      1944. A fold-out map of Washington, D.C., dated May 15, 1944, marked in various colors with various points of interest for men and women in the armed forces to visit during World War II, including churches, service clubs, YMCAs and YWCAs, landmarks, and dispensaries, with a full corresponding list to the reverse. Some very minor soiling and slight age-darkening. Opens to 14 1/2" x 16". Washington, D.C. (War Hospitality Committee, Civilian War Services, courtesy of the Pepsi-Cola Co.) 1944. Certain designations were given to some of the sites listed on the map, including religious orders such as Unitarian, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or Orthodox, as well as Negro. Approximately twelve sites were listed as specifically Negro, including the Banneker Service Club, a separate bus terminal, the Hearthstone Club, four different churches, YMCAs, and other venues. Very scarce; as of February 2017, WorldCat locates only one institutional holding in the United States.

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        MURDER, MY SWEET (1944)

      RKO 1944 - Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, dir: Edward Dmytryk; RKO. Adapted from Raymond Chandler's Farewell, My Lovely, and the very earliest Chandler adaptation to actually feature the archetypal character of private eye Phillip Marlowe -- and one of the acknowledged masterpieces of film noir. Unfolded, there is a 12" (30 cm.) tear which extends up from middle lower margin up above the name "MANDER" in actor credits, mended on verso with brown paper, and there are some scattered creases and minor scuffs. Colors are bright, and this is a very rare poster to find unfolded, VERY GOOD-.

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        The Hardy Boys: The Melted Coins

      Grosset & Dunlap 1944 - Published in New York by Grosset & Dunlap in 1944. First Edition according to the Carpentieri Bibliography. Book very good. DJ very good, with bookstore price sticker over DJ flap price. Please note: the glare in the photos is a result of the protective Bro-Dart cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THRILLING MYSTERY 1944 FALL-VAMPIRE/SKULL COVER FN/VF

      1944 - Vampire skull cover. This book comes from the Yakima Pulp Collection. The Yakima Pulp Collection was the highest grade collection of pulps ever to surface. They were found in the state of Washington in the late 1990's, and are notable for their white pages and glossy covers with deep colors. Most of these special pulps are in life time collections and will never be offered to the public. Each has a Cerfiticate of Authenticity signed by David W. Smith, the original curator of the collection. Each one is known as one of the finest copies of that particular issue to exist today. We are offering a few pulps from the Yakima Collection. Museum quality condition, white pages. Condition: FN/VF

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        The Road to Serfdom

      London: George Routledge & Sons, LTD, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing. Good. Cloth mottled, rubbed and worn, lightly frayed at crown, corners and to a small patch at the top edge. Spine lettering almost completely illegible. Vintage bookseller label to front pastedown; previous owner name and date to front free end paper. Bottom page corners bumped throughout. An unassuming copy, lacking the dust jacket.

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        Photo Album and Collection of Related Photographs and Items Belonging to Japanese-American WWII Soldier Richard Ohashi

      ca. 1944-1946, V.p. - Photo album of a member of the 442nd Infantry Regiment, notable during WW2 for being one of the most decorated units of its size and comprised almost entirely of Americans of Japanese descent at a time when most "Nisei" were held in internment camps. The present collection chronicles the wartime experiences of Richard B. Ohashi (1925-2015), of Cheyenne, Wisconsin, member of the 3rd Battalion, Company K. Enlistment records indicate that Ohashi entered service in August, 1944, with the majority of the present photographs taken from 1945 to early 1946. With the exception, perhaps, of one destroyed German tank, none of the present images depict the grueling combat for which the Regiment was so highly decorated. Explaining why there is so little photographic documentation of the 442nd, Susumu Ito, another member of the Regiment, known for his prolific wartime photography, explained that "We had orders not to have cameras" (Popular Photography Magazine, August 21, 2015). As a result, most of the photographs appear to have been taken during periods of rest, predominantly featuring fellow soldiers, both Nisei and white, the former most likely all from a single camp, many of them inscribed by the subject. Perhaps the most moving among them reads "Mio carissimo--Bambino--Gee it's been swell knowing you. If you ever forget the war just look at this picture and you'll remember how gruesome it was." This may have been written with tongue-in-cheek, however, as the photograph depicts the presumed author of the note smiling broadly. A number of photographs depict geographical signage (mostly in Italy, with snapshots of the leaning tower of Pisa given an page in the album), and one sign advertises the American Red Cross "Go for Broke" Club (official slogan of the 442nd). Of the 152 photographs included in the collection, approximately 50 are taken of Ohashi's large family (according to his obituary he had 12 brothers and sisters), presumably taken in his hometown Cheyenne either during or shortly after the war. Oblong octavo photo album (15x22cm.); full green gilt-tooled morocco, upper cover lettered in gilt "Richard Ohashi / CK 442 Inf. / Italia," gilt-ruled spine in 5 compartments; [36] leaves containing 91 mounted and pasted-in photographs (83 snapshots, eight enlargements) and four commercial photographic postcards. 61 additional loose photographs (various sizes; seven in color) and 13 service medals, pins, and patches. Album boards a bit bowed and rubbed, extremities slightly faded, else Very Good or better overall.

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      Berlin, Elsnerdruck Berlin, 1944 - Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Steifumschlag / Broschur / Kartoneinband im Format gr.8vo 16,7 x 23,7 cm) mit dekoriertem (NS.-Hoheitszeichen) Deckeltitel, Umschlaggestaltung von R.Hoppe, Karten von W.Flauger. Acht unnumerierte und weitere 144 Seiten, mit einigen Karten (z.B.: "Von der Weltplutokratie geplante Zerstückelung Deutschlands und seine Aufteilung auf andere Staaten" / "Wanderung und Verbreitung der Juden in der Welt") und zahlreichen, teilweise ganzseitigen Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier (Fotos u.a. von Charlotte Rohrbach, Ruth Hallensleben, E.Lendvai-Dircksen, Hermann König, SS-Hauptamt, Karl Eschenburg, Hans Saebens, Hans Spudich, Jaeger und Goergen), die Abbildungen teilweise mit Zitaten von Friedrich Nietzsche kommentiert; abgebildet u.a. auch ein Relief von Aro Breker. - Aus dem Inhalt: Befehl des Führers (drei Seiten in Faksimile-Wiedergabe des schreibmaschinengeschriebenen Führerbefehls, datiert "Hauptquartier, den 8.Januar 1944") - Vorwort (von Reichsleiter Alfred Rosenberg): Die Reichsidee - Unsere Gegner: Das Judentum (Welches sind die Ziele des Judentums? - Wie erklärt es sich, daß das Judentum mit so großer Beharrlichkeit und Zähigkeit der Weltherrschaft nachjagt? - Warum behauptet sich der Jude seit Jahrtausenden? - Mit welchen Mitteln und Methoden versucht der Jude die Herrschaft über die Völker zu erlangen? - Warum bekämpft uns das Judentum? - Was ist die Freimaurerei und wessen Instrument ist sie? - Was ist der Liberalismus) - Der Bolschewismus (Was ist der Bolschewismus? - Vorher wissen wir, daß die Bolschewisten Europa und die Welt erobern wollen? - Wie gewann Stalin die Völker der Sowjetunion für den Bolschewismus? - Warum kämpfen die Bolschewisten mit der größten Erbitterung? - Welches Schicksal würden die Bolschewisten unseren Eltern, Geschwistern, unserer Frau und unseren Kindern bereiten?) - England . . . - Wie machten sich die Juden den wirtschaftlichen Aufstieg Englands zunutze? - Wo macht sich der jüdische Einfluss in England während des 20. Jahrhunderts bemerkbar?) - Amerika (Warum bekämpft uns Amerika? - Welche Triebkräfte stehen hinter der wirtschaftlichen und politischen Entwicklung der USA? - Wie kam es zum unersättlichen Dollarimperialismus von heute? - Warum musste es in den USA trotz wirtschaftlicher und politischer Errungenschaften zur Verelendung der Arbeiter kommen? - Wie suchte Roosevelt das us-amerikanische Sozialproblem zu lösen? - Wer sind die Männer um Roosevelt - Wer beherrscht die USA?) - Entwicklung und Ziel (Wie kam es, daß die Völker ihre artbedingten Lebensordnungen mehr und mehr aufgaben und fremde Ideenwelten übernahmen? - Was haben die Gegner mit uns vor? - Wofür wir kämpfen: Warum ist die nationalsozialistische Weltanschauung das den Offizier verpflichtende innere Gesetz? - Warum verpflichtet uns die nationalsozialistische Weltanschauung zu dem Gesetz von Blut und Boden? - Was verstehen wir unter Sozialismus? - Was hat der Nationalsozialismus dem deutschen Volk gebracht? - Entspricht die häufig anzutreffende Behauptung von der Gottlosigkeit der Nationalsozialisten der Wirklichkeit? - Wie erhalten wir die nationalsozialistische Weltanschauung als verpflichtendes Gesetz auch für die nach uns kommenden Generationen lebendig und wirkungskräftig? - Wie sehen wir aufgrund der nationalsozialistischen Weltanschauung unser Reich und seine Stellung in Europa? - Worin liegt die Bedeutung der besonderen Schwere dieses Kampfes? - Welches ist das Ziel des Nationalsozialismus nach der Beendigung des Freiheitskampfes? - Wie können wir dem Vernichtungswillens unserer Feinde begegnen und wie erringen wir den Sieg? - Mit bezeichnenden Ausführungen im Stil der Zeit wie z.B.: "Warum bekämpft uns das Judentum? Weil sich das Deutschland Adolf Hitlers . . . " usw. - Später Kriegsdruck, Erstausgabe in ganz guter Erhaltung (Einband mit kleinen Fehlstellen und Gebrauchsspuren, sonst gut) - Bitte beachten Sie Nr. 9 unserer AGB (Druckwerke aus totalitären Staaten / §§ 86 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Steifumschlag / Broschur / Kartoneinband im Format gr.8vo 16,7 x 23,7 cm) mit dekoriertem (NS.-Hoheitszeichen) Deckeltitel, Umschlaggestaltung von R.Hoppe, Karten von W.Flauger. Acht unnumerierte und weitere 144 Seiten, mit einigen Karten (z.B.: "Von der Weltplutokratie geplante Zerstückelung Deutschlands und seine Aufteilung auf andere Staaten" / "Wanderung und Verbreitung der Juden in der Welt") und zahlreichen, teilweise ganzseitigen Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier (Fotos u.a. von Charlotte Rohrbach, Ruth Hallensleben, E.Lendvai-Dircksen, Hermann König, SS-Hauptamt, Karl Eschenburg, Hans Saebens, Hans Spudich, Jaeger und Goergen), die Abbildungen teilweise mit Zitaten von Friedrich Nietzsche kommentiert abgebildet u.a. auch ein Relief von Aro Breker. - Aus dem Inhalt: Befehl des Führers (drei Seiten in Faksimile-Wiedergabe des schreibmaschinengeschriebenen Führerbefehls, datiert "Hauptquartier, den 8.Januar 1944") - Vorwort (von Reichsleiter Alfred Rosenberg): Die Reichsidee - Unsere Gegner: Das Judentum (Welches sind die Ziele des Judentums? - Wie erklärt es sich, daß das Judentum mit so großer Beharrlichkeit und Zähigkeit der Weltherrschaft nachjagt? - Warum behauptet sich der Jude seit Jahrtausenden? - Mit welchen Mitteln und Methoden versucht der Jude die Herrschaft über die Völker zu erlangen? - Warum bekämpft uns das Judentum? - Was ist die Freimaurerei und wessen Instrument ist sie? - Was ist der Liberalismus) - Der Bolschewismus (Was ist der Bolschewismus? - Vorher wissen wir, daß die Bolschewisten Europa und die Welt erobern wollen? - Wie gewann Stalin die Völker der Sowjetunion für den Bolschewismus? - Warum kämpfen die Bolschewisten mit der größten Erbitterung? - Welches Schicksal würden die Bolschewisten unseren Eltern, Geschwistern, unserer Frau und unseren Kindern bereiten?) - England . . . - Wie machten sich die Juden den wirtschaftlichen Aufstieg Englands zunutze? - Wo macht sich der jüdische Einfluss in England während des 20. Jahrhunderts bemerkbar?) - Amerika (Warum bekämpft uns Amerika? - Welche Triebkräfte stehen hinter der wirtschaftlichen und politischen Entwicklung der USA? - Wie kam es zum unersättlichen Dollarimperialismus von heute? - Warum musste es in den USA trotz wirtschaftlicher und politischer Errungenschaften zur Verelendung der Arbeiter kommen? - Wie suchte Roosevelt das us-amerikanische Sozialproblem zu lösen? - Wer sind die Männer um Roosevelt - Wer beherrscht die USA?) - Entwicklung und Ziel (Wie kam es, daß die Völker ihre artbedingten Lebensordnungen mehr und mehr aufgaben und fremde Ideenwelten übernahmen? - Was haben die Gegner mit uns vor? - Wofür wir kämpfen: Warum ist die nationalsozialistische Weltanschauung das den Offizier verpflichtende innere Gesetz? - Warum verpflichtet uns die nationalsozialistische Weltanschauung zu dem Gesetz von Blut und Boden? - Was verstehen wir unter Sozialismus? - Was hat der Nationalsozialismus dem deutschen Volk gebracht? - Entspricht die häufig anzutreffende Behauptung von der Gottlosigkeit der Nationalsozialisten der Wirklichkeit? - Wie erhalten wir die nationalsozialistische Weltanschauung als verpflichtendes Gesetz auch für die nach uns kommenden Generationen lebendig und wirkungskräftig? - Wie sehen wir aufgrund der nationalsozialistischen Weltanschauung unser Reich und seine Stellung in Europa? - Worin liegt die Bedeutung der besonderen Schwere dieses Kampfes? - Welches ist das Ziel des Nationalsozialismus nach der Beendigung des Freiheitskampfes? - Wie können wir dem Vernichtungswillens unserer Feinde begegnen und wie erringen wir den Sieg? - Mit bezeichnenden Ausführungen im Stil der Zeit wie z.B.: "Warum bekämpft uns das Judentum? Weil sich das Deutschland Adolf Hitlers . . . " usw. - Später Kriegsdruck, Erstausgabe in ganz guter Erhaltung (Einband mit kleinen Fehlstellen und Gebrauchsspuren, sonst gut) - Bitte beachten Sie Nr. 9 unserer AGB (Druckwerke aus totalitären Staaten / 86 und 130 StGB, Jugendschutzgesetz)!

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        Charlotte Corday suivi de Le chef

      First edition, one of 14 numbered copies on pur fil paper, the only large paper copiesSmall wormholes to endpapers, the spine very lightly sunnedA good and rare copy. Gallimard Paris 1944 12x19cm broché

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        The Dark Tunnel

      New York: Dodd, Mead, 1944. First Edition. The author's first book, one of three written under his own name prior to writing his Lew Archer series under the name Ross Macdonald. HUBIN, p.292. First Printing. Octavo; red cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in black on spine and front cover; 241pp. Hint of sunning to spine, light wear to spine ends and lower board edges, with some scattered stains to lower edge of textblock; bookplate to front endpaper, evidence of flaps removed from pastedowns, with synopsis from front flap of jacket pasted to rear endpaper; Very Good only.

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        Photo Album and Collection of Related Photographs and Items Belonging to Japanese-American WWII Soldier Richard Ohashi

      V.p.: , ca. 1944-1946. V.p., ca. 1944-1946. Photo album of a member of the 442nd Infantry Regiment, notable during WW2 for being one of the most decorated units of its size and comprised almost entirely of Americans of Japanese descent at a time when most "Nisei" were held in internment camps. The present collection chronicles the wartime experiences of Richard B. Ohashi (1925-2015), of Cheyenne, Wisconsin, member of the 3rd Battalion, Company K. Enlistment records indicate that Ohashi entered service in August, 1944, with the majority of the present photographs taken from 1945 to early 1946. With the exception, perhaps, of one destroyed German tank, none of the present images depict the grueling combat for which the Regiment was so highly decorated. Explaining why there is so little photographic documentation of the 442nd, Susumu Ito, another member of the Regiment, known for his prolific wartime photography, explained that "We had orders not to have cameras" (Popular Photography Magazine, August 21, 2015). As a result, most of the photographs appear to have been taken during periods of rest, predominantly featuring fellow soldiers, both Nisei and white, the former most likely all from a single camp, many of them inscribed by the subject. Perhaps the most moving among them reads "Mio carissimo--Bambino--Gee it's been swell knowing you. If you ever forget the war just look at this picture and you'll remember how gruesome it was." This may have been written with tongue-in-cheek, however, as the photograph depicts the presumed author of the note smiling broadly. A number of photographs depict geographical signage (mostly in Italy, with snapshots of the leaning tower of Pisa given an page in the album), and one sign advertises the American Red Cross "Go for Broke" Club (official slogan of the 442nd). Of the 152 photographs included in the collection, approximately 50 are taken of Ohashi's large family (according to his obituary he had 12 brothers and sisters), presumably taken in his hometown Cheyenne either during or shortly after the war. Oblong octavo photo album (15x22cm.); full green gilt-tooled morocco, upper cover lettered in gilt "Richard Ohashi / CK 442 Inf. / Italia," gilt-ruled spine in 5 compartments; [36] leaves containing 91 mounted and pasted-in photographs (83 snapshots, eight enlargements) and four commercial photographic postcards. 61 additional loose photographs (various sizes; seven in color) and 13 service medals, pins, and patches. Album boards a bit bowed and rubbed, extremities slightly faded, else Very Good or better overall.

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1943 Through November/December1944

      British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: "All circuits are busy; I will call you" - the phrase of operators dealing with heavy traffic; Good-bye to the Seymour and Trinity manual offices - photos; Photo of the ladies of the Nelson small bore rifle club; adding switching equipment in Victoria; Gas masks, helmets, and more in Alma operating room - photo; Action photo of the First Vancouver Cadet Training Corps; Record load of telephone calls handled in B.C. in 1942 - article and photos; George Friend - Alma plant man - article and photos; Second birthday of the Van-Tel Credit Union; A few lines from the front lines - parts of letters from phone men on active service; John Jessop dies - photo and article; Back cover wartime announcement "Be Careful What You Say"; Photos of females filling in for males in the Vancouver Engineering department; Victory Bond ad.; Wire Shortage - here's why; "Behind the Lines!" - by George Matthew Adams; Wartime Problems of Telephone Business set forth in Annual Report; Great Cheque mystery solved by new payroll machine - 2 pages of photos and text; Popular traffic official dies - Robert A Henderson; Honour Roll, World War II; Honour Roll, World War I; Credit Union article; Letter by operator Elsie Forman; variety of photos emphasizing wartime parts shortages and recycling; Victory Bond ad.; E.E. (Slim) Sinden, wire chief at Chilliwack; Operator's form association; Roland Arthur Chute, former Kamloops Manager, retires; John Sowerby - survived fire and earthquake to become a phone man - article and photos; P.J. (Pete) McCormick retires; Illustrated letter from G.R. Peakes, Major-General, G.O.C.-in-C., Pacific Command, saluting the telephone industry; Many additional war photos/content; Using phones to report forest fires; Article on operator 'Quiz Kids' - information operators; honour roll of employees who have joined the war effort; Oliver Plant man Reuben Echlis retires; article from Reader's Digest arguing for wartime wage and price controls; James D. Baker passes away; William Henry Cooke retires; Update from Pipe-Major Edmund Esson in Sicily; Ex-operators rally to aid of telephone company, including newspaper ad.; Miss Leonie Michaud retires; Hockey star and telephone man Leslie Steel dies in Vancouver; many wonderful Victory Garden photos; war bond ad; Victory Loan depends on the Phone; Introducing Jack Veitch; Ads showing the wartime contributions of operators; in memory of Henry G. E. Goult; Victoria construction gang at work in photos; Photo of Victoria's operators at work; Farewell to Ernest F. Helliwell; Cranbrook operator, Minnie Egan, retires; Edward Dawson dies suddenly; Sergeant James Clark, R.C.A.F., reported a missing; Ernest S. Harris bids farewell; Cover photo of Pilot Officer Gordon Heselton, the first B.C. man to win a decoration in WWII (with story inside); photo of '25 club' war savings stamp booklet; 40 miles of phone bills - many photos; Record long distance load in 1943 but local calls show decline; John D. Johnston, general commercial manager; Full page instructions with the heading "Strict Conservation of Paper now a Necessity"; Jim Baigent and Arthur (Pop) Harness retire; "Lick Stamps to Lick Hitler" on back cover of one issue; Telephone Talk is shrunk to conserve paper; Net Revenue decrease in 1943; Full-page article on inflation; Operators purchase many victory bonds - text and many photos; G.R. (Dick Drew), new supervising foreman; John (Jack) C. Miles retires; wartime letter from Bella Groom in Birmingham, England; Details of $300 Victory Loan contest; Edward Snead, employee records supervisor; *Photo of "a new Hollywood movie star... Miss Yvonne De Carlo of Vancouver, niece of Kerrisdale operator, Mrs. Ross MacKenzie*; Victory Bond essay contest winners; Farewell to Miss Irene Jefferson; Duncan staff honours Miss Clara Whidden; Thomas Airth Fleming retires; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon fore- and top edges, and inside front board. Front half of backstrip open. Chips from backstrip. Binding intact. . Fair. 1944. First Edition.

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        The Dangling Man (First Edition)

      The Vanguard Press, New York 1944 - First Edition. The author's first book, with a price of $2.50 at the bottom of the jacket front flap as called for.Near Fine in a bright, about Near Fine dust jacket, with a lovely, deep brown topstain. Backstrip and jacket spine panel both very slightly sunned, with some minor wear at the spine ends. A very attractive copy overall.Hanna 308. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Either/Or [COMPLETE IN 2 VOLS.]

      Princeton University Press, Princeton 1944 - FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Octavos. Both volumes are in VERY GOOD condition in VERY GOOD dust jackets protected in removable mylar covers. The books themselves show slight wear at the corners and the topmost and bottommost of the spines, the occasional insignificant handling mark, otherwise the bindings are strong and tight, the texts are clean and unmarked, and the cloth boards remain bright and colorful. The dust jackets are price-clipped, show some edge and corner wear with some very light chipping at the topmost and bottommost of the spines, back panels and spines are ever so slightly toned, otherwise they remain bright, colorful, and distinct. As pictured. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fable

      New York: Published by the author, 1944. First edition. Paperback. Fine. Published for Christmas 1944 by the author, however it is now widely known that Prokosch reprinted a number of these so called 'Butterfly Books' between 1968 and 70 without changing the imprint. From a total run of 44 copies, this is one of 22 on Utopian Text paper for the author's friends in America. A 16 line poem. Stringbound marbled wraps with bright pink leather label. Book measures 3.5 inches wide x 5.25 tall. Fine. There is a small slash mark correcting a typo on the second to last line of the final stanza. One of Prokosch's famous Butterfly Books. Rare. Digital images available upon request.

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        The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln

      Harcourt, Brace and Company (1944), New York - Small quarto, 30pp, plus 120 photographs. Near fine, with slight bumping at the bottom corner and some aging to the paste-downs, in a near fine dust jacket, very bright and as new, except for a few very small nicks. A bright, tight clean, unread copy SIGNED by Sandburg on the front free endpaper. Uncommon thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Kriegsmarinewerft Kiel (Marinearsenal) - Handschriftliches Tagebuch des Arsenaldampfers T. D. Süd 2 - Schiffsführer Kapitän Kärsten für die Zeit vom 1. Mai 1943 bis 8. April 1944

      1944 - Enthalten: tägliche handschriftliche Berichte (Berichtslänge pro Seite zwischen 4 und 22 Zeilen). Der Bericht beginnt im Hafen von Liepaja (deutsch Libau, eine Hafenstadt an der Ostsee im Westen Lettlands), dann Fahrt über die Memel nach Danzig (Werft), zurück nach Libau (Zusammenstoss), Einsatzgebiete zwischen Kiel, Travemünde, Lübeck und Rostock. Es wird über über Fliegeralarme, Kriegsgeschehen an Land, geborgene Torpedos, eingesetzte Taucher, Schiffahrtskontrollen, Suche nach Grundgängern, Havarien, Beschädigungen des Dampfers und Mannschaftsangelegenheiten berichtet. Beigefügt: Arbeitsauftrag für eine Notreparatur (30. 03. 1944). 362 S. 15x21,5 cm. Seiten leicht angebräunt, sonst gut und sauber. Über die Kriegsmarinewerft Kiel: Die Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH (HDW) in Kiel wurde Ende 2012 in ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH (TKMS) umbenannt. Das Unternehmen entstand 1968 aus der Fusion der Howaldtswerke Hamburg A.G. mit der Kieler Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel und der Deutsche Werft AG. Gründung als Maschinenbauanstalt und Eisengießerei Schweffel & Howaldt in 1838. Die Kriegsmarine übernahm in 1939 die Kieler Werft in Neumühlen-Dietrichsdorf und führte sie mit den Einrichtungen des Marinearsenals Kiel als Kriegsmarinewerft Kiel weiter. Size: 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Middle East Diary

      

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        Le français d'Europe

      - Editions Balzac, Paris 1944, 12x19cm, broché. - Edizione originale per la quale non è stata elaborata grandi carte, una delle copie del servizio stampa. Esemplare piacevoli sotto la scarsissima qualità di questa guerra di carta. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Agréable exemplaire au regard de la très médiocre qualité de ce papier de guerre.

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        National Geographic including 8 photos by J H "Doc" Ball "Surf-Boarders Capture California" at p 355

      Washington, D.C., 1944. 4to. Fine. 4to. SIGNED BY "DOC" BALL. Signed on the cover by legendary Surfer anf photographer "Doc" Ball who died at 94 in 2001.

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        Mes évasions

      First edition, one of 12 numbered copies on Mulberry Annam, one of ours 6 copies reserved for the collaborators, deluxe edition after 10 Montval.Signed autograph of Robert Gaillard: "To my dear friend Charles E Laroche who held the forceps of the obstetrician to give birth to this child ...." Enriched autograph dedication of the author autograph signed Yves Brayer embellished with an original drawing in blue ink representing seated personages and busy drink consumption in a brewery.Illustrated book of 6 original lithographs by Yves Brayer.Our copy, as it is stated in the justification of the draw is full of his suite on China lithographs.Rare copy and pleasant. Société parisienne de librairie et d'éditions Paris 1944 17x26cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        Photo Album and Collection of Related Photographs and Items Belonging to Japanese-American WWII Soldier Richard Ohashi

      V.p., ca. 1944-1946. Photo album of a member of the 442nd Infantry Regiment, notable during WW2 for being one of the most decorated units of its size and comprised almost entirely of Americans of Japanese descent at a time when most "Nisei" were held in internment camps. The present collection chronicles the wartime experiences of Richard B. Ohashi (1925-2015), of Cheyenne, Wisconsin, member of the 3rd Battalion, Company K. Enlistment records indicate that Ohashi entered service in August, 1944, with the majority of the present photographs taken from 1945 to early 1946. With the exception, perhaps, of one destroyed German tank, none of the present images depict the grueling combat for which the Regiment was so highly decorated. Explaining why there is so little photographic documentation of the 442nd, Susumu Ito, another member of the Regiment, known for his prolific wartime photography, explained that "We had orders not to have cameras" (Popular Photography Magazine, August 21, 2015). As a result, most of the photographs appear to have been taken during periods of rest, predominantly featuring fellow soldiers, both Nisei and white, the former most likely all from a single camp, many of them inscribed by the subject. Perhaps the most moving among them reads "Mio carissimo--Bambino--Gee it's been swell knowing you. If you ever forget the war just look at this picture and you'll remember how gruesome it was." This may have been written with tongue-in-cheek, however, as the photograph depicts the presumed author of the note smiling broadly. A number of photographs depict geographical signage (mostly in Italy, with snapshots of the leaning tower of Pisa given an page in the album), and one sign advertises the American Red Cross "Go for Broke" Club (official slogan of the 442nd). Of the 152 photographs included in the collection, approximately 50 are taken of Ohashi's large family (according to his obituary he had 12 brothers and sisters), presumably taken in his hometown Cheyenne either during or shortly after the war. Oblong octavo photo album (15x22cm.); full green gilt-tooled morocco, upper cover lettered in gilt "Richard Ohashi / CK 442 Inf. / Italia," gilt-ruled spine in 5 compartments; [36] leaves containing 91 mounted and pasted-in photographs (83 snapshots, eight enlargements) and four commercial photographic postcards. 61 additional loose photographs (various sizes; seven in color) and 13 service medals, pins, and patches. Album boards a bit bowed and rubbed, extremities slightly faded, else Very Good or better overall.

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        HOLOCAUST]. The Death Factory near Lublin. With extracts from further accounts by war correspondents and nine full-page illustrations by Konstantin Mikhailovich

      Printed by Illustrated Periodicals, Ltd., for the Daily Worker League [1944], London - 8vo. 32 pp. Original illustrated wrappers (staples a little rusty). Minor wear along extremities, text evenly browned on account of the wartime paper stock. Preserved in a mylar sleeve. The small physical size of the present pamphlet betrays the magnitude of the horror it describes and illustrates; it constitutes the very first report of the reality of the Nazis' industrial-style killing. It is "important not only for being the first such account after liberation, but also for establishing literary norms and imagery that would be used in future depictions of the camps: the gas chambers, the barbed wire, and the mountains of belongings. Indeed, the huge quantities of clothing to be found in the Majdanek stores was Simonov’s best evidence for the scale of the murder carried out there, and he employs it as part of the justification for punishment." (SOURCE: Dan Stone, "The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath" (Yale University Press, 2015, pp. 37-38). Simonov defines the camp as Europe's largest "death factory." Following Nazi usage, the name of the location was given as "Lublin" and not the more accurate "Majdanek," a nearby suburb but still within the city limits. Incredibly the Majdanek facility remains the best preserved of all Nazi concentration camps. The total number of victims of the camp is uncertain; estimates range from 78,000 to 360,000. The immortal text begins: "What I am now about to relate is too enormous and too gruesome to be fully conceived." Among the nine reproductions of original photographs, perhaps the most famous is that of a "monstrous" mountain of shoes; Simonov exclaimed that "There may be a million, there may be more. They spill over out of the hut through the windows and the doors. In one spot the weight of them pushed out part of the wall, which fell outwards together with piles of shoes." The shoes were a silent witness to those who had been starved, tortured, incinerated, gassed, and executed, and thus: "It is hard to imagine anything more gruesome than this sight." Simonov's text first appeared in newspaper form in the "Red Star" ("Krasnaia zvezda") in three issues (August 10-12, 1944) and read on the radio on three successive evenings. The present pamphlet is the complete London printing, which was preceded by the "Lublin Extermination Camp," issued by the Soviet Embassy in Washington. Konstantin (Kyrill Mikhailovich) Simonov, 1915-1979, was a Soviet journalist, poet, playwright, novelist, and correspondent of Krasnaya Zvezda. "The Death Factory near Lublin" is doubtless his most important work. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        An incredibly rare printed leaflet issuing the general order for the Wehrmacht to begin the Ardennes Offensive, better known as the Battle of the Bulge, on December 16, 1944 - a move that was crushed within weeks by George Patton's Third Army

      Western Front: , December 16, 1944. Western Front, December 16, 1944. 6" x 8.25". " Broadside, Wir greifen an! (""We are attacking!"") 6"" x 8.25"", ""Im Westen,"" December 16, 1944, being a general order issued on the opening day of the German Ardennes Offensive, signed in print, ""von Rundstedt Generalfeldmarschafl [sic]"" and ""Model Generalfeldmarschall."" Weak at folds with partial separations, light soiling, a few minor pin holes, marginal wear, else very good. An incredibly rare relic from Germany's last offensive of the war, the desperate attack in the Ardennes aimed at breaking the Allied lines in two. The Germans then planned to recapture the important port of Antwerp and hopefully encircle four Allied armies in an effort to force a negotiated end to the war. At dawn on December 16, 1944, a force of approximately 200,000 men, supported by over 500 tanks and other armored vehicles moved against the weakest point on the Western Front in the dense forests of the Ardennes. The Americans were completely taken by surprise and suffered heavy casualties. Field Marshal Gerd von Runstedt (1875-1953) exhorts his men: ""Eure große Stunde hat geschlagen. Starke Angriffsarmeen sind heute gegen den Anglo-Amerikaner angetreten. Mehr brauche ich Euch die heilige Verpflichtung, alles zu geben und Ubermenschliches zu leisten."" (Trans: ""Powerful combat troops are lining up today against the Anglo-Americans. I need not say more. You all are feeling it: Everything is at stake! Carry out your sacred responsibility to give your all performing super human feats."") Runstedt closes exhorting his armies to fight ""Für unser Vaterland und unseren Führer!"" (Trans: ""For our fatherland and our leader!"") Field Marshal Walther Model (1891-1945), the commander of Army Group B, which formed the body of the attacking force adds an additional order, vowing that, ""Wir werden das in uns gesetzte Vertrauen des Führers und der Heimat, die das Vergeltungsschwert schufen, nicht enttäuschen."" (Trans: ""We will not betray the trust placed in us the leader and the home that created the retaliatory sword."") and urges his men to go forward in the spirit of Leuthen (""Vorwärts im Geiste von Leuthen!"") alluding to the 1757 Battle of Leuthen in which Frederick the Great used maneuver and terrain to defeat a much larger Austrian Army during the Seven Years War. In that sprit, the Germans employed a number of unconventional tactics including deploying saboteurs in American uniforms to switch road signs leading unsuspecting Allied soldiers into ambuscades. Perhaps most tragically, in an effort to keep the offensive running at full pace, the Germans sought to take no prisoners. On the second day of the offensive, at Malmedy, Belgium, SS men machine gunned a group of approximately captured 150 members of the 285 Field Artillery Observation Battalion, murdering over 80 of them. (The American retaliated on New Year's Day 1945, shooting 60 German prisoners of war near Bastogne.) Although the German advance was initially quite successful, they soon became bogged down as the Allies reacted to the advance. Omar Bradley commanding the First Army (to the north) and George S. Patton commanding the Third Army (to the south) both sent in heavy reinforcements. Surrounded at Bastogne, the commander of the 101st Airborne, Gen. Anthony MacAuliffe, resisted the assault which forced the Germans to concentrate on taking the town rather than advancing further west toward their objective. (When ordered to surrender by the Germans, MacAulliffe famously responded with one word: ""nuts."") The advance stalled on December 25, 1944, and within a month the Germans were pushed back to where they began. This would prove to be the final German offensive of the war. Germany would capitulate only a few months later in early May 1945. Rare. This is the first example of this broadside we have ever encountered. Auction records reveal no copies appearing for sale in the past forty years. "

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        The Road to Serfdom.

      Chicago: University of Chicago, 1944. First edition, third printing published one month after the first edition. Octavo, original cloth. Preface by John Chamberlain. Boldly signed and dated by the author on the front front free endpaper, "F.A. Hayek May 22, 1975." Near fine in a excellent dust jacket with light rubbing to the spine. The Road to Serfdom is one of one of the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism ever published. "Hayek has written one of the most important books of our generation. It restates for our time the issue between liberty and authority with the power and rigor of reasoning that John Stuart Mill stated in his great essay, ‘On LibertyÂ’" (Hazlitt, 82). [I]n my opinion it is a grand book. . . . Morally and philosophically I find myself in agreement with virtually the whole of it: and not only in agreement with it, but in deeply moved agreement" (John Maynard Keynes). The Road To Serfdom placed fourth on the list of the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century by National Review magazine.

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        Under a Glass Bell

      New York: Gemor Press, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, one of 300 copies. From the collection of James Laughlin, poet and publisher of New Directions, with his book plate to the front paste down. Near Fine else for a water stain that runs along the bottom half of the pages, heavier toward the front. Slight rubbing at corners and spine ends, but presents rather well.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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