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        Under a Glass Bell

      Gemor Press 1944 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        [ORIGINAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH OF JANET REED]

      [New York, 1944. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 25 x 20 cm (9 7/8 x 8 inches). A vintage portrait of the American ballet star, in her role as the wife in Agnes de Mille's TALLY-HO! This print bears Van Vechten's blindstamp, and on the verso his ink studio stamp. The subject and negative number are also written on the verso in ink, in Van Vechten's hand. There is a print of another negative from the same sitting in the Library of Congress Van Vechten photo archive, but not this image; another print of this image was included in EXTRAVAGANT CROWD CARL VAN VECHTEN'S PORTRAITS OF WOMEN (Yale, Beinecke Library, 2003). KELLNER G1062.

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        The Journal of Albion Moonlight

      New York: United Book Guild. 1944. First trade edition, preceded by a highly limited edition in 1941. Near fine in very good or better, price-clipped dustwrapper with old tape shadows on the flaps. Inscribed on a slip affixed to the front fly to Greenwich Village artist Arthur Sturcke "for Arthur for himself -- his painting -- his courage & honesty -- etc etc -- from his friend Kenneth / March 26, 1945." A nice association -- Patchen and Sturcke were lifelong friends, and the author mentioned the artist in his book Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer in a discussion of modern art: "All right, what about Kamrowski? -- or Lee Bell? -- or Jackson Pollack? -- or Arthur Sturcke?" .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        COVER GIRL (1944)

      1944 - Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 36 cm.) lobby card, USA. Rita Hayworth, dir: Charles Vidor; Columbia. This scarce lobby card is arguably the single most sought after and desirable of all 1940s pin up cards, and it is a very difficult piece to find. There has been some minor touch-up to blank margins to address what were some scattered stains, overall VERY GOOD+

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        The Corpse Came C.O.D.

      Hollywood: Murray Gee, 1944 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket and the wraparound band. Extremities slightly rubbed. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with a few minor nicks and creases to extremities and splits along folds. First edition, first printing. Signed by Starr on the front flyleaf and additionally inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: "To Bonita Porter – the first of my new fan club. Best wishes, Jimmy Starr. March 19 1980." Starr was an American screenwriter and columnist active in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s. The present novel was the basis for the 1947 Columbia Pictures film (of the same title) starring George Brent and Joan Blondell. With a DVD of the film and a newspaper clipping from the Times Union, in which Damon Runyon briefly discusses Starr's work, loosely inserted. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        CANDIDE OU L'OPTIMISME

      1944. Verona Officina Bodoni Mardersteig 1944 8° Pagine 5 carte bianche + occhietto + 168 + 4 carte bianche. Elegante legatura in mezza pelle editoriale con angoli e quadranti in carta marmorizzata, dorso a cordoni con titolo oro su tassello. Astuccio. Ottima copia. "Il Voltaire venne stampato proprio nel periodo più difficile, quando nel 1944 la guerra volgeva alla fine e il lavoro dell'Officina era molto limitato." Romanzo nella lingua originale francese. Tiratura di 145 esemplari, di cui 12 (I-XII) su carta Giappone imperiale, i rimanenti (1-133) su carta a tino Magnani(Tra cui il nostro n° 85). Carattere Centauro corpo 16 tondo e corsivo, titoli dei capitoli in Arrighi Vicenza corpo 16, iniziali in rosso. Cfr: Schmoller, 67 25g

      [Bookseller: Libreria antiquaria Segni nel Tempo]
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        Axis Rule in Occupied Europe; Laws of Occupation, Analysis of Government, Proposals for Redress

      Washington: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1944. Hard Cover. good. Quarto. 674pp Maroon cloth.Gilt lettering to spine. Binding tight. Some rubbing to bottom of front cover.

      [Bookseller: Midway Used and Rare Books]
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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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        The Four Quartets: East Coker, Burnt Norton, The Dry Salvages, and Little Gidding.

      London: Faber and Faber, 1944. FIRST ONE VOLUME EDITION, Second impression. SIGNED by the author to the title page. Octavo, pp.44. Publisher's tan cloth with gilt titles, tail edges untrimmed, in original printed dust-wrapper, priced at 6s.Book is near fine; jacket lightly used and toned. Formerly the property of Mary Laing, an editor at the Trianon Press from 1947, later editor at New York Metropolitan Museum's Publication Department (dated signature to flyleaf).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Rodolfo Valentino Avventure Amorose; or Vita Amorosa di Rodolfo Valentino

      ITALIAN BOOK CO, NY 1944 - Written in Italian. General wear, rubbed cover, spine is somewhat chipped, cover is partially detached, rear corners creased, rear spine edge has 1" tear in top, very lightly soiled rear cover. Good binding, clean interior, no markings. DATE PUBLISHED: 1944 EDITION: 121 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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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. 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. "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Four Quartets: East Coker, Burnt Norton, The Dry Salvages, and Little Gidding.

      London: Faber and Faber, 1944.. FIRST ONE VOLUME EDITION, Second impression. SIGNED by the author to the title page. Octavo, pp.44. Publisher's tan cloth with gilt titles, tail edges untrimmed, in original printed dust-wrapper, priced at 6s. Book is near fine; jacket lightly used and toned. Formerly the property of Mary Laing, an editor at the Trianon Press from 1947, later editor at New York Metropolitan Museum's Publication Department (dated signature to flyleaf).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        A Visit to Le Puy-en-Velay. An Illustrated Diary

      Cleveland, Ohio: The Rowfant Club, 1944. First edition, 201 of 250 copies, printed by George Banta Publishing Company Menasha, Wisconsin. Illustrated. 40 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Quarter japanese vellum and blue boards. About fine. First edition, 201 of 250 copies, printed by George Banta Publishing Company Menasha, Wisconsin. Illustrated. 40 pp. 1 vols. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Le petit retable de Don Cristobal

      Edmond Charlot 1944 - - Edmond Charlot, Alger 1944, 11,5x18,5cm, agrafé. - Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 350 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers. Agréable et rare exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition of the French translation, one of 350 numbered copies on Alfa paper only leading copies. Nice and rare copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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

      London: Printed by Illustrated Periodicals, Ltd., for the Daily Worker League, [1944]. First English Edition. Softcover. Good antiquarian condition. 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 SimonovÂ’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.

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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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

      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.

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        The Lady in the Lake

      Hamish Hamilton, 1944 A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1944. A very good+ book with one small gift inscription and remains of very small previous owner's bookplate to the front endpaper. In a very good clipped wrapper which has a repaired tear to the front panel and a repair to the bottom of the front panel. Some rubbing and a little loss to extremities. Very rare in the original dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Die Ringe des Saturn. Eine englische Wallfahrt. Die Andere Bibliothek, 130. Band

      371 (1) Seiten mit zahlreichen, teils ganzseitigen Abbildungen. 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Hardcover/Pappeinband mit Schutzumschlag, ungelesen und wie neu, auf dem Titel die Signatur des Autors ("W. Sebald"), signierte Bücher des Autors sind im Antiquariatshandel von größter Seltenheit. 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.

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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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        Signed Typed Letter from Clark Ashton Smith, as Well as the Original Signed Mailing Envelope ( Two CAS Signatures )(author of Out of Space and Time; Spells and Philtres; The Abominations of Yondo; Tales of Science and Sorcery; etc)

      Auburn, California: Auburn, CA: Clark Ashton Smith, 1944, ( 1st edition ), 1944. -----------typed letter signed by CAS dated 1944, a single page, letter is Very Good+, short note about having to pay more than original issue price for Ebony and Crystal /and/ The Star-Treader and Other Poems, signed boldly and VERY clearly, accompanying the letter is the original mailing envelope with CAS's return address in Auburn CALIFORNIA in the upper left corner again with a nice clear signature, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good (see description). Illus. by No Cover Art or Design.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup ]
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        Lost Worlds

      Arkham House, WI 1944 - 2043 copies published. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heartwood Rare Books]
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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.

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        Seven Sins.

      London, Cassell. 1944. First edition. 8vo. Clean and bright in publisher's orange cloth, titled in black to the spine. In a scintillating dustwrapper depicting all the usual Rohmertropes: corpse, incense, and lashings of sinister orientalism. Some edgewear to the jacket, creasing and chipping to the spine ends, nevertheless most attractive. Foxing to flyleaf, otherwise clean bright.Gaston Max, spy, raconteur and master of disguise combats disreputable Nazi types in wartorn London. As an added incentive it is noted on the rear of the flyleaf that not only has Mr.Rohmer written a lot of books but he was 'suppressed by the Gestapo in 1936!' There can be no higher recommendation that that surely?

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        Gravures Militaires: Les Dernières Milices Cantonales. I-IV, (4 Mappen, je 20 Bl.). Mappe I - IV: Cavallerie (kompl. Serie).

      Mamorierte HLwd.-Mappe, je 20 farb., lose Tafeln. Jede Tafel in Umschlag montiert. Texthefte 6 - 8 Bl.,, Textheft der 1. Mappe fehlt., ansonsten ein tadelloses Exemplar. Nr. XXX. der limitierten Auflage. Text franz. Folge von vier Mappen nach Aquarellen von Albert von Escher, die in der Schweizerischen Militärbibliothek in Bern liegen. Dernieres Milices Cantonales erschien bis 1944 in insgesamt 3 Serien (Artillerie Infanterie Cavallerie) zu je 4 Mappen (je 20 Tafeln) Die Tafeln zeigen die jeweiligen kantonalen Truppen in ihren Uniformen und Bewaffnung vor der eidgenössischen Bundesverfassung von 1848 an.Albert von Escher (1833-1905), Genfer Militärmaler und Hauptmann, bekannt für seine Darstellungen zur Militärgeschichte, seine Schlachtenbilder und Uniformenwerke.

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        A SELECTION FROM THE POEMS OF ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Spine gilt a little dull. Near Fine in a price-clipped, Very Good dustwrapper. Bloomfield & Mendelson B28: 4000 copies. SIGNED by Auden on the title page with his customary striking out of his printed name.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        Untitled Abstraction

      In 1944 Rexroth specified on the back of a photo of this painting what is the top and the bottom. He dated it "1926" and noted the colors: "blues, yellows on blue and blue green, white and black circles." The composition uses Mondrian's palette of primaries with black and white, and is a good example of Rexroth's use of solar and lunar polarities (the white and black circles) combined with the magnet form, which also carries the association of musical notation (as in linked eighth notes). Rexroth was particularly interested in music because (like mathematics) its complex interrelationships are recorded in a precise, universal notation. San Francisco Museum of Art label on the back, title given is "Abstraction"; date "in" is "6/29/42". There is a remnant of another label on the back, the little bit of text remaining is illegible Untitled abstract on Masonite (which Rexroth referred to as "Beaver Board"), 12 1/4" wide x 17 3/8" high, ca. 1926, with a double frame (inner frame is glazed and is by Rexroth, outer frame is contemporary and executed to style). Some minor surface abrasion at top-edge (perhaps from the frame), otherwise in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: James S. Jaffe Rare Books LLC]
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        The Journal of Albion Moonlight

      New York: United Book Guild. 1944. First trade edition, preceded by a highly limited edition in 1941. Near fine in very good or better, price-clipped dustwrapper with old tape shadows on the flaps. Inscribed on a slip affixed to the front fly to Greenwich Village artist Arthur Sturcke "for Arthur for himself -- his painting -- his courage & honesty -- etc etc -- from his friend Kenneth / March 26, 1945." A nice association -- Patchen and Sturcke were lifelong friends, and the author mentioned the artist in his book Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer in a discussion of modern art: "All right, what about Kamrowski? -- or Lee Bell? -- or Jackson Pollack? -- or Arthur Sturcke?" .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1943 Through November/December1944

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia 1944 - 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 inf [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Marginalia

      Arkham House, WI 1944 - Virgil Finlay Cover Art. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Erster[-Funfter] Bericht uber die Lage der Ungarischen Juden

      Genf [Geneva], 1944. Paperback. Very Good. 5 parts. [2], 15, [2], 10, 21, [1], 31, [1], 16, [2], 8p. Softcover. 30cm. No separate wrappers. Each part stapled separately along left side. Probably mimeos. Some browning. Chips where one set of staples has been replaced. German text. OCLC lists two holdings (both in Switzerland. The listing for the Swiss National Library inludes a sixth (sechster) part, also in 1944. The other set includes only the 5 parts we have. Our second part is titled "Zusammenfassung und Zweiter Rapport ueber die Lage der Ungarischen Juden.

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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. $750. * 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.

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        The Happy Turning.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1944. A Dream of Life. Octavo. Original grey paper wrappers, titles to front cover and spine in black. Small closed tear to head of front panel and half-title, tip missing to outer bottom corner of half-title, light browning to margins; a very good copy. Proof copy, corrected by the author and inscribed by him on the front cover: "Press. H.G.W. There are a few small verbals to correct, otherwise this reading has been admirable", followed by a list of page numbers where he had made corrections; these were minor grammatical changes, made to the text and margins in ink and pencil. The short book, his penultimate work, was published in 1945. The Happy Turning is described by Batchelor in his biography of Wells as, "strikingly cheerful" at odds with his final work Mind at the End of its Tether.

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        The Adventures of Mark Twain. A Pictorial Map of The Life of Mark Twain.River Pilot, Frontiersman, Reporter, Traveler, Famous Author and Great American. His Story is Told in The Motion Picture, "The Adventures of Mark Twain."

      Warner Bros. No date. [ 1944]. - Color pictorial / pictographic map, 18 3/4 x 28 1/2 inches on sheet 21 1/2 x 31 inches, folding as issued to 10 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Light creasing horizontally not noticeable from Very good condition. "The Adventures of Mark Twain" was a 1944 biographical film produced by Warner Brothers; text at the bottom of the map states that the map is "published in the interest of a better understanding and appreciation of the life and works of Mark Twain.scenes.read clockwise, starting at top center. Figures 1 thru 37 present a picture outline of Mark Twain's life. Starred (*) cities figured prominently in his career." The pictorial border features photographic images from the movie. At lower centre is featured a quote from the movie "We can and must hold fast to our ideal of democracy because we have made it a shining reality."

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        Planning your Neighbourhood for home, for work, for play.

      1944 - 49.5 x 35.5 cms. 20 loose coloured pictorial boards, original pin holes for display to corners. A very good set (without original portfolio). Designed by Erno Goldfinger and Ursula Blackwell. Assistant Martin Cobbett, Collaborators Sheila Hawkins for cartoons and Peter Shepheard for landscaping. The first plate acts as title-page, No.2 and No.3 contrast village and town life, No.s 4-10 describe what planning means: "Shops, Schools, Work and Recreation within easy reach of our home". No.s 9 and 10 talk about different types of homes (houses, flats ot maisonettes) and the space needed to supply accomodation for different sized families. No.s 11-20 show the site in Shoreditch on which the plans were to be based and how the new changes would impact the site. Britain's lack of trained planners in the years after World War II caused many established architects to begin town planning for the first time. As the war drew to a close, architect Ernà Goldfinger worked on exhibitions for the Army Bureau of Current Affairs and this accompanying publication Planning Your Neighbourhood on behalf of the Air Ministry Directorate of Educational Services. With his wife Ursula Blackwell, Goldfinger expounded the popular idea of neighbourhood planning, whereby parts of the cities are reconstructed in a unified style for a set number of people to live. Here, Goldfinger designs a new neighbourhood on land in war-damaged Shoreditch, London. Through diagrams and montages he explains the logic of the design's placing of homes, shops, schools, green spaces, industry and traffic relative to each other. In doing so he planned to sweep away the slums, use space more efficiently, separating pedestrians and traffic and realigning new developments to Patrick Abercrombie's County Plan . From Planning Your Neighbourhood, in which he envisaged the rebuilding of the heavily bombed London district of Shoreditch, to Planning Your Kitchen, Goldfinger’s vision of post-war Britain embraced everything from bold urbanism, to warning home owners that “jazzy knobs collect dust". A fascinating, almost utopian, post-war scheme for rebuilding the blitzed London. Goldfinger was to become known for his brutalist high rise developments which ironically were to lead to distinctly non-utopian social disintergration. We were able to locate sets of these panels in RIBA and the National Trust Library only; not listed by COPAC; OCLC locates a set in the Canadian Centre for Architecture. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zmaga. Zavezni_ka publikacija za Jugoslovane. Posebna izdaja [Victory. Allied Publication for Yugoslavians. Special Edition].

      [Probably South Italy (Bari?): ]. 1944 - Small folio, 4 pp. with b/w maps (Very Good, tiny tears in folds). A very rare newspaper with maps, printed by the Allies in Slovenian language, and dropped with airplanes in Yugoslavia, during the WWII. This very rare WWII newspaper shows three maps. On the cover map of Europe with liberated areas by the Allies in the past 15 months, in the middle a double-page map of the Russian front, including an in-set map comparing the sizes of liberated part of Russia with the size of Germany, and a map of the theatre of War of Pacific on the last page. This newspaper was printed by RAF and USAAF to inform people of Yugoslavia (in this case Slovenia) about the progression of the Allies in Europe and in the world, as they would be probably getting wrong information under German occupation during WWII. The paper was probably printed in Bari in Italy, in an army basis, and distributed by planes to Yugoslavia. On June 7, 1944, the Balkan Air Force was founded in Bari by the Allies, consisting of Yugoslavian Partisans, as well of soldiers of seven other nations. From that newly liberated army base they could fly across the Adriatic in hours to the occupied territory of Yugoslavia. In the numerous operations they have also distributed newspapers to the Partisan controlled areas. All newspapers distributed by planes during the WW II are very rare. We could not trace any other examples of this newspaper in institutions worldwide.

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        Planning your Neighbourhood for home, for work, for play.

      49.5 x 35.5 cms. 20 loose coloured pictorial boards, original pin holes for display to corners. A very good set (without original portfolio). Designed by Erno Goldfinger and Ursula Blackwell. Assistant Martin Cobbett, Collaborators Sheila Hawkins for cartoons and Peter Shepheard for landscaping. The first plate acts as title-page, No.2 and No.3 contrast village and town life, No.s 4-10 describe what planning means: "Shops, Schools, Work and Recreation within easy reach of our home". No.s 9 and 10 talk about different types of homes (houses, flats ot maisonettes) and the space needed to supply accomodation for different sized families. No.s 11-20 show the site in Shoreditch on which the plans were to be based and how the new changes would impact the site. Britain's lack of trained planners in the years after World War II caused many established architects to begin town planning for the first time. As the war drew to a close, architect Ernö Goldfinger worked on exhibitions for the Army Bureau of Current Affairs and this accompanying publication Planning Your Neighbourhood on behalf of the Air Ministry Directorate of Educational Services. With his wife Ursula Blackwell, Goldfinger expounded the popular idea of neighbourhood planning, whereby parts of the cities are reconstructed in a unified style for a set number of people to live. Here, Goldfinger designs a new neighbourhood on land in war-damaged Shoreditch, London. Through diagrams and montages he explains the logic of the design's placing of homes, shops, schools, green spaces, industry and traffic relative to each other. In doing so he planned to sweep away the slums, use space more efficiently, separating pedestrians and traffic and realigning new developments to Patrick Abercrombie's County Plan . From Planning Your Neighbourhood, in which he envisaged the rebuilding of the heavily bombed London district of Shoreditch, to Planning Your Kitchen, Goldfinger's vision of post-war Britain embraced everything from bold urbanism, to warning home owners that "jazzy knobs collect dust". A fascinating, almost utopian, post-war scheme for rebuilding the blitzed London. Goldfinger was to become known for his brutalist high rise developments which ironically were to lead to distinctly non-utopian social disintergration. We were able to locate sets of these panels in RIBA and the National Trust Library only; not listed by COPAC; OCLC locates a set in the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

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        Guignol's Band.

      P., Denoël, 1944, 1 vol. in-12° (187 x 120) broché sous couverture blanche imprimée en noir, de 348 pp. - (1) f. (achevé d'imprimer au 15 mars 1944). Dos légèrement plissé, photo dépliante mal restauré au niveau du pli, bon exemplaire par ailleurs. - Edition originale sur grand papier avec la couverture blanche comme il se doit, 1 des 450 exemplaires numérotés sur Alfa (N°128). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Paris sous la botte des Nazis

      1944. First Edition . EPARVIER, Jean. A Paris sous la botte des Nazis. [Paris Under the Boot of the Nazis]. Paris: Raymond Schall, (1944). Quarto, original photographic paper-covered boards. $2800.First trade edition, published only three months after the Liberation of Paris, with over 225 black-and-white photogravures, many secretly documenting the Nazi-occupation of Paris from June 1940 to August 1944, this unique copy with a laid-in typed letter dated “22 March 1945” and written regarding this copyÂ’s distinctive tipped-in English translations of the French text, notifying the recipient that “your book” is being hand carried from France to Washington, D.C. by Colonel Knowles, then serving with the Under Secretary of War.In this extraordinary photobook published only three months after the Liberation of Paris, the cityÂ’s four-year occupation by German forces is recorded in over 225 black-and-white photographs attributed to leading photographers such as Roger Schall, Robert Doisneau, Pierre Vals, Maurice Jarnoux, Pierre Jahan, and the Seeberger brothers. The bookÂ’s striking images show Nazis marching through the Arc de Triomphe in June 1940, streets littered with smashed barricades, sightseeing German officers, underground prisons with the handprints of tortured prisoners dug into walls, and a series documenting an execution by firing squad. The book closes with the triumphant return of Général de Gaulle through the crowded streets of Paris. Published by Raymond Schall, whose brother Roger Schall, one of the leading photographers of the day, provided the cover image and many uncredited photographs within. When Nazi forces required all photojournalists to register their work, Schall complied but withheld many negatives until their first printing here in book form. In 1962 the editor of Paris Match praised Schall and those like him “who kept alive the spark of journalism that would never die.” Featuring facsimile of de GaulleÂ’s announcement declaring the Liberation of Paris. Introduction by Jean Eparvier. Text in French. Published simultaneously with a limited edition of 1525. Without scarce original printed book band. Censor stamp. This copy with numerous tipped-in English translations of the French text, along with a laid-in typed letter dated “22 March 1945,” notifying the letterÂ’s recipient that this copy has been carried from “this side” to Washington D.C. by a Colonel Knowles (then serving with Under Secretary of War Julius Amberg). The letter writer, signed “Lou,” apologizes for sending the book along without a translation of the Introduction-but “I let the book get out of print before I tried to buy one for myself.”Images fresh and clean, tiny stapler marks to upper edge of printed front free endpaper, light edge-wear, faint soiling to bright photographic boards. Near-fine condition.

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        Fotocronache di Munari

      Gruppo editoriale Domus, 1944. In 8, cm 16,5 x 24, pp. 94 con illustrazioni fotografiche nel testo. Brossura editoriale con bruniture diffuse e lievissimi danni al dorso, per il resto buon esemplare. Edizione originale rara di uno dei primi libri di Munari. Studio puntuale e didattico ma caratterizzato da un fondo di garbatissima ironia, dedicato all'utilizzo della fotografia come mezzo di comunicazione. Tipicamente munariana la sequenza con la quale trasforma una stessa immagine in base a una lettura verista, impressionista, cubista, futurista, surrealista e astrattista. ITA

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        1944 New York State Women Recital - Original Program

      - A very rare original single sheet program from one of the notoriously awful soprano's private song recitals, given by the New York State Women association on February 4, 1944. The program included "Old English Songs," the "Bell Song" from Lakmé, and "Like a Bird," a song with music by her accompanist Cosme McMoon and words by Jenkins herself. 1 p. One horizontal crease; otherwise in fine condition. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 21.5 cm).Florence Foster Jenkins, an American girl born in 1868 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to a well-to-do family, has become a legend as "the world's worst opera singer."  She made some vanity 78 rpm records for the Mel-o-tone label during World War Two, and in October 1944 hired Carnegie Hall for a recital.  The bad reviews that resulted from that recital were said to break her heart and she died a few weeks later at age 76, but the recordings have kept her name and her art alive.  In recent years there have been several plays about her, and this year there are three full-length movies.  The first, a French comedy-drama titled "Marguerite," was released earlier this year.  A second, produced in Britain and starring Meryl Streep as Jenkins, is being released in the USA in August, 2016, and later this year a German docu-drama starring soprano Joyce di Donato as Jenkins will premiere.  Two different full-length biographies of Jenkins have appeared within the last weeks in England, one by Darryl Bullock and the other by Jasper Rees. However, autograph material and other historical memorabilia of Jenkins is of the utmost rarity.  

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