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        Allied aerial propaganda leaflets, ZG series.

      [London: Psychological Warfare Division, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force,, 1944-5]. 74 original aerial propaganda leaflets, printed in red, orange and black on thin paper, various sizes (from 220 x 130 mm to 285 x 215 mm). Numbered 1-88 & 139, with lacunae: 8-9, 19, 21, 23, 36, 48, 49, 53-4, 59, 61-2, 76, 87 Illustrated with maps and photographs. Ink-stamps of the Imperial War Museum. Variable toning, a few leaflets with short nicks or closed tears. Overall in excellent condition. Evocative run of Allied propaganda leaflets air-dropped over north-west Europe in the wake of Operation Overlord, all marked ZG, the so-called "tactical" series aimed chiefly at German (and serving French, Polish and Russian) troops, other series, identified in SHAEF literature as "strategic", being intended for consumption by the civilian populations of Germany and occupied countries. The War Department gave psychological warfare only "token recognition" in the 1914-18 war, and had no dedicated psy-ops branch from 1918 until the Psychological Warfare Branch was established at AFHQ in Algiers in 1942. In February 1944 the PWB was expanded into the Psychological Warfare Division, based at SHAEF (Barnett and Lord, eds. Political Warfare and Psychological Operations, p.46). According to the official report on the operations of the Psychological Warfare Division (Bad Homburg, 1945), leaflet-dropping was "the largest single operation of PWD-SHAEF ? By May 1945 ? the Anglo-American leaflet operation was utilizing exclusively more than 80% of the total offset printing capacity of the United Kingdom ? In general no PWD leaflet ? was argumentative in character [but aimed to] represent as clearly and as firmly as possible the hard news of the military situation" (pp. 31-4). Some 80% were dropped by the Eighth Air Force, 10% by the RAF, and the rest by the Tactical Air Force or long-range artillery fire. The effects were immediate, and the first monthly SHAEF report on the "Leaflet Propaganda Front", issued on 15 November 1944, contained numerous attestations to the remarkable success of the operation, one officer reporting that 75% of the 11,302 prisoners taken at Le Havre were found to be in possession leaflets. ZG.139 is an updated (1945) issue of the famous Safe Conduct leaflet, first issued as ZG.45 and "probably the most successful single combat leaflet of the Western Campaign, judging from the returns of prisoners", according to the classified SHAEF report Current Combat Leaflets, circulated in Paris in late 1944. There are also both iterations of the "One Minute" (Eine Minute) leaflet (ZG.45 & 84), a list of six points outlining the futility of continued resistance. The SHAEF report on the "Leaflet Propaganda Front", issued on 15 November 1944, explains that "the reverse carries the opening sentence: 'German Soldier! We promise you neither Utopia nor a paradise', words which carry great conviction to the German, judging by the numerous references to them by P/Ws, and statements that they were influential in bringing about a decision to surrender". These so-called "basic" (i.e. non-specific) messages were supplemented by "situation" leaflets. Other "outstanding leaflets" dropped in August 1944 included "The Lesson of Stalingrad" (ZG.50) and special leaflets aimed at the garrison of Brest (ZG.46 & 55). In September the decisive Allied victory at the Battle of the Falaise Pocket (12-21 August) provided material for "Falaise" (ZG.57) and "The Last Weeks" (ZG.58), dropped in large quantities on the retreating Germans; further topical leaflets include "The End" (ZG.64, "There is no more front. The battle in the west is lost") and "Why Die in the Last Days of the War" (ZG.65). An excellent collection of primary source material for a key, often overlooked aspect of Allied strategy in the closing stages of the war.

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        Norsk jernskulptur. 1 - 2.

      Oslo 1944. (Norske minnesmerker) 4to. 306 + 314 + (1) s. Rikt illustrert. Bundet i ett eleg. rødt maroquinbd. med 5 opphøyde bind og ryggdekor i gull. Forgylt bordyre på permer, kantforgylling og invendige forgylte denteller. Helt gullsnitt. Orig. for- og bakomsl. medbundet. Bindet sign. Nils Lindes. Ex libris på forsats. Bundet i et praktbind! Eksemplaret har tilhørt Falk Simon.

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        Burliuk. [Burljuk] Foreword: Duncan Philipa,

      Société Anonyme New York, Press of J. J. O Brien and Son, New York, Published in November 1944 - 26 x 18,3 cm, XVI, 182 Seiten, 53 schwarz-weiss Abbildungen, roter Kunstledereinband mit schwarzer Namenszug-Prägung auf dem Vorderdeckel, Rückentitel, gutes Exemplar mit geringen Gebrauchsspuren. Part I RUSSIA (in collaboration with Nicholas Burliuk); Part II AMERICA. ex libris 6, 263. - Vollmer I, 358. - Literatur: >The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University. A Catalogue Raisonné, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1984Modernism for AmericaBurliuk<, was a handsome production, with soft deep-red covers in simultated leather and Burliuk s bold signature in black at the title. Although Dreier was already engaged in wirting a catalogue of the collection, she labored over Burliuk for ten months and held her own painting in abeyance. With no apparent loss of energy she also published a small study of Marcel Duchamps Large Glass (1915-23), written in collaboration with the young Chilean Surrealist Roberto Matta Echaurren [.]<. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fine Autograph letter signed in full to Miss Cooper (Dame Edith, 1887-1964, Poet)

      1944 - saying that she is "not sure to which of Dr Walton's works you are referring but I think it may be the orchestral suite 'Facade' the whole of which (it has many numbers) is adapted from a joint work of Dr Walton's and mine. This, also called 'Facade' consisted of poems of mine recited by a speaker, with a small orchestra, the music being, of course, Dr Walton's. The poems in question . appear in my Collected Poems, not in the order in which they appear in Dr Walton's work ." she then explains how they differ, she continues that she is "not very familiar with the Suite, as she has not heard it for a long time .", when she has listed all the poems in the suite she goes on that she thinks "these all come to the suite. In my case, they did to the original work, from which the Suite was taken. We did a good many other . a Scotch Rhapsody and a Tarentella which I have not reprinted ." and she says the works can by got from the OUP, 2 sides 4to., Renishaw Hall, 5th January paperclip mark at the head not affecting the text Like her brothers Osbert and Sacheverell, Edith reacted badly to her eccentric, unloving parents, and lived for much of her life with her governess. She never married, but became passionately attached to the homosexual Russian painter Pavel Tchelitchew, and her home was always open to London's poetic circle, to whom she was unfailingly generous and helpful.

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        FINE ART:] Na&#154;a borba. 12 linorezov. Nikolaj Pirnat. France Mihelic [Our Fight, 12 linocuts. Nikolaj Pirnat. France Mihelic]

      [Kocevski rog, Slovenia: Baza 20,] Glavni &#154;tab NOV in PO Slovenije [Headquarters of the National Liberation Army and Partisan Divisions of Slovenia], June . 1944 - Small 4°: [18] incl. printed title page and 13 original linocuts, original tan wrappers with linocut cover, stapled (Good, wrappers slightly stained, first pages with light water-staining in the upper part, tiny loss of paper due to worm-holes in the lower left corner). "An extremely rare luxury edition of a booklet of fine art linocuts by the famous Partisan artists Nikolaj Pirnat and France Mihelic, issued by the legendary underground &#145;Baza 20&#146; press. This lovely work in an extremely rare luxury edition of a booklet of fine art linocuts by the famous Partisan artists Nikolaj Pirnat and France Mihelic. It was issued to commemorate the 3rd Anniversary of the Partisans, noted as fighting a "Sacred war for the country by the nations of Yugoslavia, fighting alongside the great allies". While the title calls for 12 linocuts, the present example features 13 linocuts, and seems to be extra illustrated. The subject matter includes pictures from the lives of Partisans fighters, as well as common people affected by the war. The work was issued by the celebrated underground Slovenian press &#145;Baza 20&#146;, located on a part of a secret military base located deep in the woods of Ko?evski rog in southern Slovenia. The base consisted of many scattered huts, some of which survive to this day as an open-air museum, although the printing works have vanished.

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        Le pèlerinage aux sources. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets.

      Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 and a half pages in-8 published in the issue dated 13 January 1944 of the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Literary review published on the occasion of the publication to Denoël of the book "The pilgrimage to the sources" Joseph Lanza del Vasto, Italian and French pacifist poet who was the founder of L'Arche Communities, replicas of the ashrams apostle of non-violence Gandhi. Full typescript is attached. Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of the intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on recently published books. In a half-page newspaper (about seven pages in-8), the young author of "Thomas the Obscure" his first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that develop later Many in these essays, "The Share of fire" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Writing disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrates a sharp analysis far beyond the current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classical and modern writers of the first order and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking which will mark the second half of the twentieth. Transformed by writing and by war, Blanchot breaks, over a thought exerted "on behalf of the other," with violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then it transforms literary criticism philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of an "openly marechalist" newspaper: "Burning a book, write, are the two acts between culture which registered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers de la NRF together under the direction of Christophe Bident all literary chronic unpublished volumes with critical analysis of the relevant work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer his own rhetoric, delivered more to echo the impossible or the lure of extinction. (...) Not without contradictions or step aside, and the certainty of a feverish work begins (... ) these articles reveal the genealogy of a critic who has transformed during the chronicle necessity of thought. " (C. Bident). The autograph manuscripts of Maurice Blanchot are of great rarity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. (Journal des débats) s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944) 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4 2 1/2 pages in-8

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        Iolka v Sokol&#146;nikakh [The Christmas Tree in Sokolniki].

      Moscow: Detgiz, 1944 - First Edition. Illustrated by N. Kravchenko14pp [2]. 6.5 x 10.5cm. Threetone illustrated paper stapled wraps. B&W illustrations. Even toning to paper stock, some soiling, minor nudging to corners. Even rubbing and toning to wraps, small closed tear to front, light nudging to edges, mild rubbing to spine. After the Revolution of 1917 the Greek Orthodox Church was dispossessed of the right to own any material possessions, any person affiliated to the Church was charged higher rent, higher taxes and their family denied access to State institutions. As a result of this all-out war on religion it is very rare to see any depiction which resembles religious traditions in any way whatsoever. Here the children at the childcare institution in Sokolniki spend a suspiciously christmas-like New Year&#146;s Eve with Lenin and his wife. Republished a good few times though never in this small format. Very rare indeed. One copy recorded in worldcat at Princeton at Oclc:179271153. More pictures on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        CODICE SOCIALE - Schema d'una sintesi sociale cattolica.:

      Edizioni Civiltà Cattolica,, Roma 1944 - (Codice RE/2188) In 8° 140 pp. Prima edizione. Piccola firma, timbrini. Brossura editoriale. Buon e fresco volume. Euro 650.00 All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging

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        Current Combat Leaflets.

      Paris: [Imprimerie Georges Lang for the] Psychological Warfare Division, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, 1 November,, 1944. Quarto (268 × 207 mm). 24 leaves triple hole-punched and cord-tied in the original pinkish textured card wraps, titled in black on the front panel. 18 tipped-in original aerial propaganda leaflets, including two variants, 9 of them with specially printed full translations, mounting leaves with printed explanations of each. Wraps a touch rubbed and a little sunned, some offsetting from the leaflets, and slight marking from the use of self-adhesive cellophane tape to attach them, but overall very good indeed. Extremely uncommon internal psyops production, classified "Restricted", and numbered 36 in an unstated print-run. No records on Copac, OCLC, or KVK, but copies located at UCL in the papers of Sir Gavin de Beer, the influential evolutionary embryologist who served as lieutenant-colonel in charge of psychological warfare in the field at SHAEF, and following D-Day was supervisor of amplifier and leaflet units; Stillman Library, Lafayette College, PA, gift of Harold P. Fox, alumnus who served with PWD in Paris; Ray W. Barker papers in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Abilene, KS, Major-General Barker was a key member of COSSAC, and was Deputy Chief of Staff of the European Theatre from 1943?4, and Deputy Chief of Staff for SHAEF 1944-6, the library also has a similar piece in the Walter Bedell Smith papers; and in the William Harlan Hale papers, Yale University Library, a career journalist, Hale was on the editorial staff of Vanity Fair, Washington Post, and Fortune, during WWII, and for a time afterwards, he served as an analyst and writer with PWD. The introduction - which has the printed signatures of Capt. Martin A. Herz, chief, Combat Leaflets, Brig-Gen. R.A. McClure, chief of PWD, Richard Crossman, "Civilian Deputy, P.W.D.", and the live signature of Frank A. Kaufman, chief of the Leaflet Section - sets out the purpose of the publication, tying it specifically to the fast-changing circumstances following D-Day; "Leaflets appearing in this booklet are produced by the Leaflet Section, P.W.D.-SHAEF and dropped in the combat areas on the basis of available target and morale intelligence ? the majority of previous leaflets have been superseded by the changing military and moral picture ? The current, more or less 'timeless' leaflets shown on the following pages are available for dissemination by heavy or medium bombers ? The comments appearing under each leaflet are a guide in the selection and explain the reasoning, experience and policy on which they are based". In his postscript to this rubric, Brig.-Gen. McClure emphasises the need for secrecy; "The policy background and psychological reasoning behind our leaflet program and the attempted co-ordination with the prevailing battle situation, are matters which we wish to keep from the enemy, as they would be useful to his propaganda activities". Each leaflet is mounted on a separate page with a printed description giving its identification number, together with a concise analysis of the psychological rationale behind its construction, and instructions for deployment. In the majority of cases English translations are provided in a format and layout that precisely parallels the German originals, offering a sense of the intended impact. This booklet contains an exceptional collection of the propaganda leaflets "distributed" to German forces in the five months following the D-Day. The first section contains the then current leaflets, showing the range of specific scenarios catered for. These include two variations of ZG45 - "probably the most successful single combat leaflet of the Western Campaign, judging from the returns of prisoners" - together with translation; "It is a 'battle-type' leaflet, designed for hard defensive fighting (from the German point-of-view). Its lack of any political appeal, and its short-term soldier-to-soldier language may have been responsible for its success ? The surrender instructions on the back of ZG73K are now the standard instructions for similar leaflets, based on the best available intelligence on surrender, capture and desertion": ZG69 - "Ihr seid jetzt abgeschnitten! [You are now cut off!]" - "Tactical 'Contingency' leaflet for enemy troops who are surrounded, cut off or (in the strategic sense) encircled. The unattractive letter-press printing is deliberate, creating an impression of urgency. This leaflet must NOT be dropped unless the situation described in it prevails. It would boomerang dangerously and jeopardize the credibility which we have achieved with our leaflet campaign so far": and ZG75 - "Frontsoldat: Frage die Heimat [Front-line Soldier: ask the people at home]" - "a 'double-purpose' leaflet for areas in which German soldiers are fighting under the eyes of German civilians. As this situation becomes more and more common, leaflets are more and more designed to appeal both to soldiers and civilians". The appendix contains leaflets "that are no longer being disseminated", in order to "round out the picture of P.W.D. the combat leaflet operation, and because they represent propaganda lines which have been demonstrated as successful in the particular situations in which they were employed": ZG34 - "Generale Proklamieren Friedensregierung!" "'spot' treatment of the General's putsch" which reached "German soldiers in many cases well before the official German version of the event, and ? were the subject of considerable discussion on the part of Germans in Normandy": ZG36 - "Sir fehlt" - which emphasised the ineffectiveness of the Luftwaffe in Normandy and in the East, which was discontinued "when intelligence reports brought out the fact that the absence of the Luftwaffe is more or less an accepted fact now among German soldiers", as in one other case here there is an inked annotation to this page noting that this is an "Artillery Size" leaflet: and ZG57 - "Falaise: Das war das Ende". which graphically presents "the sickening slaughter of the Falaise Kesselschlacht in all its horror, as the result of holding out in a hopeless situation. Quantities were dropped on the beleaguered Brittany garrisons and strongpoints in the way of our advance. Returns from prisoners indicate that this leaflet successfully fulfilled its function". An interesting footnote on the printing of this booklet is that the presses of Georges Lang, who was forced to flee Jewish persecution in France in 1940, were used during the occupation for the production of the French edition of the German propaganda magazine Signal. A fascinating, and genuinely scarce, piece, offering detailed insight into the increasing refinement of the weapons of psychological warfare during World War II.

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        Choix de Poemes

      Talleres de Francisco A. Colombo, Buenos Aires 1944 - Buen estado 285 pag. (Encuadernado. Conserva tapa original) Ejemplar fuera de comercio n° XXXI de cuarenta y cinco ejemplares numerados e impresos sobre papel "Whatman". Contiene el manuscrito original de alguno de los poemas que figuran en esta edición y un retrato, en fototipia, firmado por el autor. Dirigieron esta edición Eduardo J. Bullrich y Oliverio Girondo. Ha sido impreso para Martin Noel.

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        Allied aerial propaganda leaflets, ZG series.

      [London: Psychological Warfare Division, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, 1944-5] - 74 original aerial propaganda leaflets, printed in red, orange and black on thin paper, various sizes (from 220 x 130 mm to 285 x 215 mm). Numbered 1-88 & 139, with lacunae: 8-9, 19, 21, 23, 36, 48, 49, 53-4, 59, 61-2, 76, 87 Ink-stamps of the Imperial War Museum. Variable toning, a few leaflets with short nicks or closed tears. Overall in excellent condition. Illustrated with maps and photographs. Evocative run of Allied propaganda leaflets air-dropped over north-west Europe in the wake of Operation Overlord, all marked ZG, the so-called "tactical" series aimed chiefly at German (and serving French, Polish and Russian) troops, other series, identified in SHAEF literature as "strategic", being intended for consumption by the civilian populations of Germany and occupied countries. The War Department gave psychological warfare only "token recognition" in the 1914-18 war, and had no dedicated psy-ops branch from 1918 until the Psychological Warfare Branch was established at AFHQ in Algiers in 1942. In February 1944 the PWB was expanded into the Psychological Warfare Division, based at SHAEF (Barnett and Lord, eds. Political Warfare and Psychological Operations, p.46). According to the official report on the operations of the Psychological Warfare Division (Bad Homburg, 1945), leaflet-dropping was "the largest single operation of PWD-SHAEF By May 1945 the Anglo-American leaflet operation was utilizing exclusively more than 80% of the total offset printing capacity of the United Kingdom In general no PWD leaflet was argumentative in character [but aimed to] represent as clearly and as firmly as possible the hard news of the military situation" (pp. 31-4). Some 80% were dropped by the Eighth Air Force, 10% by the RAF, and the rest by the Tactical Air Force or long-range artillery fire. The effects were immediate, and the first monthly SHAEF report on the "Leaflet Propaganda Front", issued on 15 November 1944, contained numerous attestations to the remarkable success of the operation, one officer reporting that 75% of the 11,302 prisoners taken at Le Havre were found to be in possession leaflets. ZG.139 is an updated (1945) issue of the famous Safe Conduct leaflet, first issued as ZG.45 and "probably the most successful single combat leaflet of the Western Campaign, judging from the returns of prisoners", according to the classified SHAEF report Current Combat Leaflets, circulated in Paris in late 1944. There are also both iterations of the "One Minute" (Eine Minute) leaflet (ZG.45 & 84), a list of six points outlining the futility of continued resistance. The SHAEF report on the "Leaflet Propaganda Front", issued on 15 November 1944, explains that "the reverse carries the opening sentence: 'German Soldier! We promise you neither Utopia nor a paradise', words which carry great conviction to the German, judging by the numerous references to them by P/Ws, and statements that they were influential in bringing about a decision to surrender". These so-called "basic" (i.e. non-specific) messages were supplemented by "situation" leaflets. Other "outstanding leaflets" dropped in August 1944 included "The Lesson of Stalingrad" (ZG.50) and special leaflets aimed at the garrison of Brest (ZG.46 & 55). In September the decisive Allied victory at the Battle of the Falaise Pocket (12-21 August) provided material for "Falaise" (ZG.57) and "The Last Weeks" (ZG.58), dropped in large quantities on the retreating Germans; further topical leaflets include "The End" (ZG.64, "There is no more front. The battle in the west is lost") and "Why Die in the Last Days of the War" (ZG.65). An excellent collection of primary source material for a key, often overlooked aspect of Allied strategy in the closing stages of the war.

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        Current Combat Leaflets.

      Paris: [Imprimerie Georges Lang for the] Psychological Warfare Division, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, 1 November, 1944 - Quarto (268 × 207 mm). 24 leaves triple hole-punched and cord-tied in the original pinkish textured card wraps, titled in black on the front panel. Wraps a touch rubbed and a little sunned, some offsetting from the leaflets, and slight marking from the use of self-adhesive cellophane tape to attach them, but overall very good indeed. 18 tipped-in original aerial propaganda leaflets, including two variants, 9 of them with specially printed full translations, mounting leaves with printed explanations of each. Extremely uncommon internal psyops production, classified "Restricted", and numbered 36 in an unstated print-run. No records on Copac, OCLC, or KVK, but copies located at UCL in the papers of Sir Gavin de Beer, the influential evolutionary embryologist who served as lieutenant-colonel in charge of psychological warfare in the field at SHAEF, and following D-Day was supervisor of amplifier and leaflet units; Stillman Library, Lafayette College, PA, gift of Harold P. Fox, alumnus who served with PWD in Paris; Ray W. Barker papers in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Abilene, KS, Major-General Barker was a key member of COSSAC, and was Deputy Chief of Staff of the European Theatre from 1943&#150;4, and Deputy Chief of Staff for SHAEF 1944-6, the library also has a similar piece in the Walter Bedell Smith papers; and in the William Harlan Hale papers, Yale University Library, a career journalist, Hale was on the editorial staff of Vanity Fair, Washington Post, and Fortune, during WWII, and for a time afterwards, he served as an analyst and writer with PWD. The introduction - which has the printed signatures of Capt. Martin A. Herz, chief, Combat Leaflets, Brig-Gen. R.A. McClure, chief of PWD, Richard Crossman, "Civilian Deputy, P.W.D.", and the live signature of Frank A. Kaufman, chief of the Leaflet Section - sets out the purpose of the publication, tying it specifically to the fast-changing circumstances following D-Day; "Leaflets appearing in this booklet are produced by the Leaflet Section, P.W.D.-SHAEF and dropped in the combat areas on the basis of available target and morale intelligence the majority of previous leaflets have been superseded by the changing military and moral picture The current, more or less 'timeless' leaflets shown on the following pages are available for dissemination by heavy or medium bombers The comments appearing under each leaflet are a guide in the selection and explain the reasoning, experience and policy on which they are based". In his postscript to this rubric, Brig.-Gen. McClure emphasises the need for secrecy; "The policy background and psychological reasoning behind our leaflet program and the attempted co-ordination with the prevailing battle situation, are matters which we wish to keep from the enemy, as they would be useful to his propaganda activities". Each leaflet is mounted on a separate page with a printed description giving its identification number, together with a concise analysis of the psychological rationale behind its construction, and instructions for deployment. In the majority of cases English translations are provided in a format and layout that precisely parallels the German originals, offering a sense of the intended impact. This booklet contains an exceptional collection of the propaganda leaflets "distributed" to German forces in the five months following the D-Day. The first section contains the then current leaflets, showing the range of specific scenarios catered for. These include two variations of ZG45 - "probably the most successful single combat leaflet of the Western Campaign, judging from the returns of prisoners" - together with translation; "It is a 'battle-type' leaflet, designed for hard defensive fighting (from the German point-of-view). Its lack of any political appeal, and its short-term soldier-to-soldier language may have been responsible for its success The surrender instructions on the back of ZG73K are now the standard instructi

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        The Saturday Evening Post Magazine - March 4, 1944 Tattoos Cover

      USA: Curtis. Paperback. B002K7DFU8 A premium copy of this iconic WWII issue which is complete and without address label. Unmarked with light external wear and soiling. Faint yellowing to lower right corner of front cover. Small patch of soiling to page one. A magnificent tattoo art collectible. . Very Good. 1944. First Edition.

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        Nikolai Gogol

      New Directions Books, Norfolk, Connecticut 1944 - First edition, first state. in-12, I, VI, 172 pp. 1 portrait de Nikolai Gogol. Dustwrapper avec $ 1.50. Excellent état. Ex-Libris Josselsson. On joint un extrait du "New Yorker" du 5 novembre 1973 avec un article sur le livre. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        München die Hauptstadt der Bewegung grüsst Benito Mussolini - 25. September 1937.

      (Geschenkbildband). Goldgeprägter Ledereinband mit Kordelbindung in Original-Schuber, ohne Seitenangabe, mit vielen Abbildungen, 21 Blatt mit aufgeklebten farbigen Abbildungen, Text deutsch-italienisch, auf Vorsatzblatt Widmung vom 9. Mai 1944, Zustand 2 (FG10) (Geschenkbildband)

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        Noa Noa. Paul Gauguins Beretning om sit Ophold paa Tahiti.

      Gyldendal, København 1944. Lille 4°. 176 sider. Rigt illustreret med plancher i s/h og farve. Indbundet ubeskåret med orig. omslag i et elegant helbind af brunmarmoreret kalveskind med gulddekoraton på permerne og med malede dekorationer (matchende med de marmorerede forsatse) på topsnittet (Jens E. Hansen). Forsynet med gengivelser efter Gauguins manuskript til Noa Noa og andre af hans arbejder fra Tahiti. Forord og fordanskning ved Paul La Cour.

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        De Jean-Paul à Giraudoux. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets.

      - S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944), 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4, 2 1/2 pages in-8. - Manoscritta autografa dell'autore di 2 ½ pagine 8vo pubblicato nel numero del 3 febbraio 1944 del Journal of dibattiti. Manoscritto completo di scrittura molto densa, con molte cancellature, correzioni e integrazioni. Dattiloscritto completo include autografo di un autore modifica nel titolo di questo articolo è collegato. Literary Cronaca pubblicato in occasione della pubblicazione dell'edizione completa della traduzione di Quinto Fixlein grande romantico tedesco Giovanni Paolo. Importante studio in cui Blanchot sviluppa molte delle sue teorie sul potere della letteratura: "Si tratta di una sorta di ascesi, che ci permette di accedere una vita più autentica (...) è per lo scrittore significato mistico. ». Inoltre, egli attribuisce alla scrittura di Jean-Paul potere "straordinario trasmutazione. (...) S prosa ricrea il mondo rendendolo il luogo di somiglianze universali." Così, precedente a quello di Lautréamont, Rimbaud e Nerval, "è sia un mezzo di comprensione sono potere e metamorfosi dal vivo, scrivere, è lo stesso atto poesia è un'esperienza magica.». Tra aprile 1941 e il 1944, Maurice Blanchot pubblicato nella "Cronaca della vita intellettuale" del Journal of Dibattiti 173 articoli su libri nuovi. In un giornale di mezza pagina (circa sette pagine in-8), il giovane autore di "Thomas oscure" i suoi primi passi nel campo della critica letteraria e inaugura un lavoro teorico che avrebbe progettato Molti di questi saggi, "La Part du feu" a "The Conversation Infinito" e "La Scrittura del disastro." Fin dai primi articoli, Blanchot dimostrato acutezza analitica ben oltre letteraria notizie q "ui motiva la sua scrittura. Oscillando tra scrittori classico e moderno, di prima classe e romanzieri minori, mette nelle sue colonne i fondamenti del pensiero critico che segneranno la seconda metà del ventesimo. Trasformato dalla scrittura e dalla guerra, Blanchot rompe, su un pensiero esercitata "in nome degli altri," i violenti maurassiennes certezze della sua giovinezza. Non senza paradosso, allora si trasforma critica letteraria atto filosofico di resistenza alla barbarie intellettuale nel cuore di un giornale "apertamente marechalist": "Bruciare un libro, scrivere, sono due atti da cui la cultura entrato nella sua oscillazioni opposti "(il libro, in Journal of Dibattiti, 20 gennaio 1943). Nel 2007, Cahiers NRF insieme sotto la direzione di Christopher Bident tutte le cronache letterarie non ancora pubblicata in volume con la corretta analisi del lavoro critico di Blanchot "romanzi, poesie, saggi danno luogo ad una riflessione singolare, sempre più sicuro della sua retorica, consegnato più l'eco della impossibile o il richiamo della scomparsa. (...) Non senza contraddizioni o farsi da parte, e la certezza di un lavoro febbrile inizia (... ) questi articoli rivelano la genealogia di un critico che ha trasformato durante la necessità cronaca del pensiero ". (C. Bident). I manoscritti autografi di Maurice Blanchot sono di grande rarità. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 2 pages et demie in-8 publié dans le numéro du 3 Février 1944 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. On joint le tapuscrit complet comportant une modification autographe de l'auteur dans le titre de l'article. Chronique littéraire publiée à l'occasion de la parution de l'édition complète de la traduction de Quintus Fixlein du grand romantique allemand Jean-Paul. Etude d'importance, dans laquelle Blanchot développe plusieurs de ses théories sur le pouvoir de la littérature  : "Elle est une sorte d'ascèse qui nous permet d'accéder à une vie plus authentique (...) elle a pour l'écrivain une signification mystique.". Plus encore, il attribue à l'écriture de Jean-Paul un pouvoir "extraordinaire de transmutation. (...) Sa prose recrée le monde en en faisant le lieu de la ressemblance universelle". Ainsi, précédant celle de Lautréamont, Rimbaud ou Nerval, "elle est à la fois moyen de connaisssance et pouvoir de métamorphose; vivre, écrire, c'est le même acte. La poésie est une expérience magique." Entre avril 1941 et août 1944, Maurice Blanchot publia dans la "Chronique de la vie intellectuelle" du Journal des Débats 173 articles sur les livres récemment parus. Dans une demi-page de journal (soit environ sept pages in-8), le jeune auteur de "Thomas l'obscur" fait ses premiers pas dans le domaine de la critique littéraire et inaugure ainsi une oeuvre théorique qu'il développera plus tard dans ces nombreux essais, de "La Part du feu" à "L'Entretien infini" et "L'Écriture du désastre". Dès les premiers articles, Blanchot fait preuve d'une acuité d'analyse dépassant largement l'actualité littéraire q"ui en motive l'écriture. Oscillant entre classiques et modernes, écrivains de premier ordre et romanciers mineurs, il pose, dans ses chroniques, les fondements d'une pensée critique qui marquera la seconde partie du XXe. Transformé par l'écriture et par la guerre, Blanchot rompt, au fil d'une pensée exercée "au nom de l'autre", avec les violentes certitudes maurassiennes de sa jeunesse. Non sans paradoxe, il transforme alors la critique littéraire en acte philosophique de résistance intellectuelle à la barbarie au c

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        The original artwork in watercolour and pen & ink for page 18 of Cam's first book BARBARA LAMB, published by John Lane in 1944.

      The artwork is identical to that used except for the absence of the text, which probably would have been laid onto the illustration. Taped into mount; else very good.Price quoted is subject to VAT.

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        Lithografie) Veronique Filozof Nimes.

      o. O. o, J. ( um 1944) - 65 x 49 cm, farb. ill. Lithorafie ( 1 / X ) zeigt eine Stierkampfarena ( in Nimes) mit Titel? Veronique Filozof Nimes Course.), unten rechts signiert, Ränder leicht stockfleckig, [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Oor Wullie Annual Original Artwork by Dudley D Watkins April 1944 DC Thomson

      UK: DC Thomson, 1944. 1st Edition 1st Printing. No Binding. Very Good+. Dudley D Watkins. Oor Wullie Annual Original Artwork by Dudley D Watkins April 1944 DC Thomson. Early example of Oor Wullie original artwork. Full size story board drawn by Dudley Dexter Watkins (1907-1969) in Indian ink to card. With editor's annotations in pencil. Dated April 2nd 1944. Measures approx 16" x 20".

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        Artist at War

      New York: The Viking Press 1944 - 8vo., decorative tan boards lettered in brown; pictorial dust jacket, slight edge-wear. First edition, with 16 full page illustrations and numerous line drawings. A presentation copy, inscribed: "To Phil and Lois Jessup, with warm regards, George Biddle, 1951," on the half-title page. The recipient, Philip C. Jessup, a judge on the International Court of Justice and veteran U.S. diplomat, was credited with playing a major role in ending the Soviet blockade of West Berlin. A compelling presentation copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Have-More Plan How to Raise Most of Your Food in Your Spare Time on Less Than an Acre of Land

      Ed Robinson. PAPERBACK. B01IZXKOSQ 1944. Ships next day. Book is in good shape, no scribbles, highlighting or underlining, has a little tearing on the spine, has a little bit of corner bending, a little general wear, from a smoke-free environment. Items are typically shipped in a plastic bag, in a cardboard cradle, in a manila envelope. Most of my customers rave about my packaging. All US items are shipped with delivery confirmation, if you require this, please let me know. . Good.

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        Fotocronache di Munari.

      Gruppo editoriale Domus, Milano, 1944. 93 p. 24 cm bross. Edizione originale rara e ricercata ironica e geniale le foto accompagnano un personale percorso estetico ed emozionale: 'La fotocronaca è un modo di esprimersi più con le immagini che con le parole... Qualunque macchina fotografica va bene per fare della fotocronaca... Insomma il desiderio di mettere una foto rovesciata mi perseguita. Sono anni che aspetto il momento opportuno. La devo rovesciare". Esemplare buono. UsatoBuono Anno pubblicazione: 1944. Buono ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo più evidenti alla brossura soprattutto al dorso ex libris inciso applicato alla prima carta. ...

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        THE BLACK PATH OF FEAR

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc., 1944., 1944. First edition. First edition. Fine, clean copy in dust jacket with some restoration at the edges and with absolutely no fading to the red Crime Club logo on the spine panel. Murder sends a heartbroken man twisting and turning down the black path of fear. He is accused of a murder he didn't commit and his only proof of innocence is destroyed. A particularly nice copy of an uncommon book and a Crime Club mystery title.

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        Les raisons d'un silence

      First edition, one of rares copies d'auteur on Hollande dont il n'est fait nulle mention, the only large paper copies.Small and slight foxings on covers and some edges.Rare copy with edges preserved.Provenance : Henri Béraud's library. Inter-FRance Paris 1944 15,5x21,5cm broché

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        Rectal Surgery - A practical Guide to the Modern Surgical Treatment of Rectal Diseases. With 2 Colour Plates and 105 illustrations in the Text.

      Second Edition. London / Toronto / Bombay / Melbourne and Sydney, Cassell and Company Ltd., 1944. 8°. VII, 359 pages. Original Hardcover with the very scarce original dustjacket (unclipped). Excellent condition of the Volume itself. The dustjacket with some staining. With the very important preface to the second edition in which Miles gives his opinion on the longevity of some of his own medical findings and his regret towards the tendency of his colleagues "to revert to less radical measures in the surgical treatment of the rectum". Extremely rare, rather scarce and very sought after publication ! William Ernest Miles (15 January 1869 - 24 September 1947) was an English surgeon known for the Miles' operation: an abdomino-perineal excision for rectal cancer.nnSources differ as to whether Miles was born in Trinidad or in Uppingham, England. He received his medical education at St Bartholomew's Hospital, from where he graduated in 1891. At age 25, he became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.nnFormerly, surgery for rectal cancer was by perineal excision, which was less efficient in removing neoplastic tissue but easier to perform and carried less risks for the patient. Miles studied the reasons for recurrence following perineal resection and showed that many cases involved the upwards spread of cancer. His approach was to combine surgery via the perineum with surgery from above the cancer via the abdomen, known as abdomino-perineal resection. Miles perfected this technique over a number of years from 1907,eventually achieving long term remissions and gaining the acceptance of other surgeons. Miles' operation became the gold standard for surgical treatment of rectal cancer. (Wikipedia)

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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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        MURDER, MY SWEET (1944)

      RKO 1944 - Vintage original 41 x 27" (103 x 68 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, dir: Edward Dymtryk; RKO. Private eye Phillip Marlowe is led into a complex web of deceit, perjury, theft and murder when he is hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend. After years of playing the ingénue male in great WB musicals (and briefly at MGM), Dick Powell revitalized his career in film noir. RKO was on the brink of bankruptcy and signed Powell to make some musicals, his stipulation being that he played a dramatic role each year as well. So successful was the film that he need not make musicals. Even writer Raymond Chandler praised his performance. The title of Chandler's novel, Farewell, My Lovely, was changed in fear that audiences might mistake the film for a musical with Powell starring. Here he is in a romantic clinch with noir femme fatale Claire Trevor. A striking and most legendary poster, this copy is beautiful and is on linen. Pinholes at corners filled in and folds slightly touched up, the bottom fold and juncture a bit more than the others, ABOUT FINE

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        Une route seul soleil

      First edition, of which there were no large paper copies. Handsome autograph inscription from Tristan Tzara to Raymond Queneau : "... poète du langage et la liberté...[...the poet of language and liberty...]"Covers and spine lightly and marginally sunned as usual. Comité national des écrivains & Centre des intellectuels Toulouse s.d. (1944) 10,5x13,5cm agrafé

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        The Road to Serfdom

      University of Chicago Press, 1944. First printing of the first American edition hardcover published in September 1944. The book is good plus with shelfwear, lightly bumped corners, the owner's name written on the first blank page and soiling to the title page and the blank page opposite. There is no dust jacket, but the front flap has been glued inside the front cover (price on the jacket is $2.75). A nice example of a very scarce book.. 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Good.

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        Wir vom linken Flügel

      Der Band ist im guten Erhaltungszustand!Ein Bildwerk der deutschen Front am Eismeer und in den Urwäldern Lapplands.Einband und Ecken bestoßen.Große zentrale weiße Vignette(Edelweiß mit gedrehter Kordelrahmung)!Gesprenkelte braunrote Kartonwände.Orginalunterschrift von Generaloberst Dietl Befehlshaber der Gebirgsarmee unter dem Geleitwort.Registerauszug zur Übereichung aus dem dienstlichen Nachlaß des Generaloberst mit Dattierung 19.8.1944 inneliegend.Hervoragende Bilder aus der alltäglichen Situation in Finnland sowie des Besuches Adolf Hitlers beim Besuch Von Feldmarschall Carl Gustav MannerheimRenntierscheidung in Lappland,Mitternachtssonne über Rovaniemi zwischen 23 und 2 Uhr.6 Sonnenstände in einem hervorragendem Bild mit bester QualitätFinnische SaunaKampfHeimat im fernen LandKommandeure der Lapplandarmee und vieles mehr.Von einer Gebirgsarmee herausgegeben und am 1.Juli 1943 fertiggestellt.

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        Die beobachtbaren Grössen in der Theorie der Elementarteilchen, I-III.

      Berlin: Springer, 1943; 1943; 1944. First edition of Heisenberg's S-matrix approach to the study of elementary particles, complete in three parts (a fourth part was written but not published). Although S-matrix theory was abandoned after the War due to the success of quantum electrodynamics and quantum chromodynamics, it again became very influential in the 1960s when it led to the development of string theory, which is the best-accepted approach to quantum gravity. "Heisenberg's prewar researches in quantum field theory, undertaken in part with Pauli, had led him to the study of cosmic rays, the highest energy particles then available for research. When an extremely high-energy cosmic ray strikes the earth's atmosphere, it induces a shower of newly created particles and photons. This effect was to be explained on the basis of quantum field theory. Heisenberg's researches had previously convinced him and others of the inadequacy of field theories for this task. Infinities and divergences plagued all three of the available theories - quantum electrodynamics, Fermi's theory of beta decay (relating to what is now the weak force), and Yukawa's meson theory (relating to what is now the strong, or nuclear, force). "The small size of elementary particles and the close approach of the particles to each other in a cosmic ray collision - which triggered the particle shower - indicated to Heisenberg during the 1930s that the difficulties in quantum field theory could be resolved only if a universal minimum length, a new fundamental constant, were introduced into the theory... according to Heisenberg, quantum mechanics itself broke down when applied to events occurring within regions smaller than the size of an elementary particle... "Pauli had already suggested that Heisenberg, as he did when formulating the 1925 breakthrough in quantum mechanics, should focus only on observable quantities and attempt to exclude all unobservable variables from the theory. Heisenberg now attempted to do so, at the height of the World War. His effort led to what became after the war his widely studied new theory of elementary particles, the so-called S-matrix theory. "In his new approach, Heisenberg used this hypothetical fundamental length to define the allowed changes in the momentum and energy of two colliding high-speed elementary particles. This limitation would help identify the properties of the collision that were observable in present theories. Those at smaller distances were unobservable. For two colliding particles, this yielded four sets of observable quantities with which to work: two of these were the properties of the two particles as seen in the laboratory long before they collide with each other; and two were their properties long after the collision. During the collision they approach within a distance of less than the fundamental length and are thus unobservable. These four sets of observable properties could be arranged in a table, or in this type of work, a matrix, which Heisenberg called the scattering or S-matrix. "Although Heisenberg could not actually specify the four elements of the S-matrix, he demonstrated that it must contain in principle all of the information about the collision. In his second paper, completed in October 1942, Heisenberg further showed that the S-matrix for several simple examples of scattering of particles yielded the observed probabilities for scattering. It also gave the possibility for his favorite phenomenon - the appearance of cosmic-ray explosion showers... "... one evening in October 1943 Heisenberg presented his new theory to an informal colloquium in Kramers's home near Leiden in the German-occupied Netherlands... During the discussion of Heisenberg's talk, Kramers made the insightful observation that if the actual elements of the matrix could ever be determined without a complete theory, they would yield a so-called "analytic function" - that is, a function containing real and imaginary parts... Back in Berlin, Heisenberg wrote immediately that he had grown "more and more enthusiastic" about Kramers remark " because I believe that with it one can really arrive at a complete model of a theory of elementary particles." Heisenberg suggested to Kramers that they collaborate on a paper on the subject... But Kramers declined to write the suggested paper with Heisenberg... Heisenberg submitted his third S-matrix paper, with an acknowledgement to Kramers... "Late in 1944 Heisenberg prepared a fourth installment of his theory - a paper dealing with not just two colliding particles but with many interacting particles, all giving rise to an even more complicated S-matrix. He presented the essentials of the paper in Zurich at the end of 1944, but the paper could not be published before the presses stopped at war's end" (Beyond Uncertainty, pp. 347-9). After the war interest in the S-matrix program declined when it was shown that the matrix elements could be calculated using the renormalized quantum electrodynamics of Feynman, Tomonaga and Schwinger. "In his paper 'The S-matrix in quantum electrodynamics,' Dyson carried out calculations of the matrix elements, including their renormalization. In the introduction, he remarked that "the Feynman method is essentially a set of rules for the calculation of the elements of the Heisenberg S-matrix and can be applied with directness to all kinds of scattering problems" ... Thus, he established contact with the earliest application of the S-matrix scheme in particle physics" (Pions to Quarks, p. 567). "S-matrix theory was largely abandoned by physicists in the 1970s, as quantum chromodynamics was recognized to solve the problems of strong interactions within the framework of field theory. But in the guise of string theory, S-matrix theory is still the best-accepted approach to the problem of quantum gravity. The S-matrix theory is related to the holographic principle and the AdS/CFT correspondence by a flat space limit... The most lasting legacy of the theory is string theory. Other notable achievements are the Froissart bound, and the prediction of the pomeron" (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-matrix_theory). Brown, Dresden & Hoddesdon (eds.), Pions to Quarks: particle physics in the 1950s, 2009; Cassidy, Beyond Uncertainty, 2010; Cassidy, Werner Heisenberg: a bibliography of his writings, 1943a, 1943b, 1944a. Pp. 513-538 in Zeitschrift für Physik 120. Band, 7.-10. Heft; pp. 673-702 in Zeitschrift für Physik 120. Band, 11. und 12. Heft; pp. 93-112 in Zeitschrift für Physik 123. Band, 1.-2. Heft. Three complete journal issues, 8vo (228 x 157 mm), pp. 413-672; 673-790, vii; [ii], 112. Original printed wrappers. A fine set.

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        Guignol's band

      First edition, one of 60 numbered copies on Arches, the tirage de tête after 15 on HollandeA good, well-margined copy. Denoël Paris 1944 12,5x19cm broché

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        D-Day Prayer by President Franklin D. Roosevelt from the White House, June 6, 1944, copy #68 of 100 inscribed by Roosevelt to his secretary, Dorothy Jones Brady

      Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944. First edition. Hardcover. This limited edition of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt?s D-Day prayer is inscribed by FDR to his secretary, Dorothy Jones Brady. The inscription, inked in four lines on the front free endpaper, reads: ?For Dorothy | Christmastide, 1944 | from | Franklin D. Roosevelt?. Per the limitation page, one hundred copies were printed ?for President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the U.S. Government Printing Office at Washington? in December 1944. This copy is hand numbered ?68? of 100. The original fine binding features a quarter vellum spine over marbled paper-covered boards. A gilt-stamped morocco spine label reads: ?D-Day Prayer by Franklin D. Roosevelt?. The contents are printed black, blue, and red on laid paper with untrimmed fore and bottom edges and gilt top edge. The prayer is separated into short stanzas, each framed with a red ruled box. The volume is housed in the original blue paper-covered card slipcase. Condition is near fine. The binding is square and tight with sharp corners and almost no wear. We note mild soiling to the spine, notably at the slipcase cutout. The contents show mild age-toning to the page edges and light spotting, primarily to the endpapers. The blank leaf following the text and preceding the limitation page shows some creasing. ?(Brady)? is written in pencil beside President Roosevelt?s inscription. The slipcase is fully intact with modest toning and wear to extremities. On 6 June 1944, the United States and its WWII allies launched the largest amphibious invasion in history. More than 150,000 soldiers, sailors, and airmen had crossed the English Channel to storm the beaches at Normandy, beginning the campaign that would end with Germany?s unconditional surrender in May 1945. In his national radio address that night, President Roosevelt did not provide a factual summary of events, but asked his countrymen to join him in a nearly 600-word prayer he had written. ??in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer? Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity. Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness to their faith.? The message suited the perilousness of the undertaking and the uncertainty of the outcome: ?They will need Thy blessings? For the enemy is strong. Their road will be long and hard? Some will never return.? Roosevelt asked his countrymen for patience and resolve: ??let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons, wheresoever they may be. And, O Lord, give us faith.? On 7 November 1944, Roosevelt was re-elected President for an unprecedented fourth term. In December, this limited issue of his D-Day prayer was printed ?for his friends at Christmastide?. This copy was inscribed by FDR for Dorothy Jones Brady, his White House secretary and stenographer. Brady began her federal career at the Department of Agriculture secretarial pool. Reassigned to the White House, she became secretary to presidential press secretary Steve Early. After substituting several times for FDR?s secretary, Grace Tully, Brady accompanied FDR on campaign trips and on visits to his home at Hyde Park. She was with FDR when he died on 12 April 1945, less than a year after D-Day and less than a month before Germany?s 7 May 1945 unconditional surrender. On 18 January 1945, while Roosevelt was working on a speech in his West Wing office, he asked Brady and other staff present ?What in this room reminds you the most of me?? Brady named ?a portrait of John Paul Jones.? When Brady returned from the final trip to Warm Springs, she found the portrait waiting for her. Brady went on to serve as secretary to cabinet secretaries and assistant to the President of the Pullman railroad car company. She died at age 87 in 1999.

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        ?Adventure Series?: Comprising of - Island/Castle/Valley/Sea/Mountain/Ship/Circus/River 1944-55

      Macmillan, 1944 A full set of all eight Adventure first edition, first printings in the original dust wrappers. All are very good+ to near fine books in very good wrappers. Chip to Island and to the top of River. Book of Mountain is good+ with three lines to the ffep. Wrappers of Island and Valley are clipped. Gift inscriptions to Circus, River, Island and Valley. Rarely presented and sold as a set of first edition, first printings.[removed][removed]

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        XXII Sonetti di Shakespeare scelti e tradotti da Giuseppe Ungaretti

      Documento Libraio Editore, 1944. Con una tavola fuori testo, che riproduce il ritratto di Shakespeare che precede l'edizione principe in folio del 1623, incisa in rame da Carlo Grimaldie e stampata al torchio su carta speciale a tutta colla, nella R. Calcografia di Roma, calcografo Salvatore Barrovecchio. Le iniziali del testo italiano, appositamente disegnate, sono state stampate separatamente in fototipia nello stabilimento Danesi di Roma. 4to. pp. 56. Dedica e firma autografe dell'Autore ad inchiostro verde, datata Roma 25/1/1964(Inscribed and signed by the Author). Molto Buono (Very Good). Prima edizione di 498 es. numerati (es. 415).

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        Carrie Chapman Catt. A Biography.

      8vo. Original black cloth, gilt lettering to upper board and spine; pp. 495, frontispiece and illustrations; very good. Provenance: signed to front pastedown by Carrie Chapman Catt and Mary Gray Peck. From the library of George V. Denny, Jr. (1899-1959), broadcaster and host of ?America's Town Meeting of the Air.? First edition. This is the biography of one of the most important figures in the Amerian women's suffrage movement. Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947) succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the head of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1900. She developed a two-prong campaign which came to be known as Mrs. Catt's ?Winning Plan? and which sought passage of a federal suffrage amendment while continuing to push for winning suffrage for women on a state level. Her tact and statesmanship won over Woodrow Wilson and other influential politicians. She cleared the path for the 19th Amendment by leading the NAWSA in a campaign in 1917 to unseat four unsympathetic senators and her life's work culminated in 1920 with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the vote. According to NAW, ?To Mrs. Catt more than any other single figure beside Susan B. Anthony, American women owe their right to vote.? (NAW I, pp. 309-313. Wheeler, One Woman, One Vote, pp. 295- 315).

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        Actuelles. Chroniques 1944-1948

      First edition, one advance (service de presse) copy.One pale stain to lower cover, paper yellowed, this copy has a chemise and slipcae of grey half shagreen by signé Devauchelle.Handsome autograph inscription with initials from Albert Camus to his close friend André Belamich.Belamich rencontre Camus en 1932 sur les bancs du cours de philosophie de Jean Grenier au lycée Bugeaud d'Alger, la fameuse « Khâgne africaine ». Après avoir participé ensemble à l'aventure du Parti Communiste Algérien, Camus et Belamich forment avec d'autres penseurs et artistes ce  que l'on nomme aujourd'hui "l'Ecole d'Alger" réunissant autour de l'éditeur et libraire Edmond Charlot une génération d'esprits progressistes dont Claude de Fréminville, Max-Pol Fouchet, René-Jean Clot, emmanuel Roblès et Gabriel Audisio.Après plusieurs traductions pour Charlot de Jane Austin et David Lawrence, Belamich devient surtout, à l'initiative et avec le soutien de Camus, le principal traducteur de Garcia Lorca et l'instigateur de sa diffusion en France.L'indéfectible amitié qui l'unit à Camus jusqu'à sa mort - il est à ses côtés lors de la remise de son Prix Nobel - font de lui un des principaux témoins de la vie de l'écrivain comme l'attestent ses contributions aux biographies de Herbert R. Lottman et de Olivier Todd.Emouvant et précieux envoi à cet ami des premières heures algériennes qui ont construit l'humanisme de Camus et auxquelles il consacra son dernier roman inachevé : « Le premier homme ».  Gallimard Paris 1950 12x19cm broché sous chemise et étui

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        Silver Riffles

      Frank Lowe, New York 1944 - Edition of 300. Hand-colored aquatint. Signed by the artist beneath the image. 22 x 18 inches. Ordeman (2005) pp. 76-7 and p. 107 Hand-colored aquatint. Signed by the artist beneath the image. 22 x 18 inches [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Clef de la poésie

      First edition, an advance (service de presse) copy.Handsome autograph inscription from Jean Paulhan to Raymond Queneau : "... ce petit cadeau de Noël de son ami..." with a quotation of Lie-Tzeu : "Tchoung-Ni, ayant d'abord rêvé qu'il était poisson dans les eaux puis oiseau dans les airs and un peu plus tard oiseau dans l'eau and poisson dans les airs, à son réveil y voyait très juste..."Spine slightly sunned as usual. Gallimard Paris 1944 14x19,5cm broché

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        The Little Prince. Written and Drawn by A. de Saint-Exupery.

      London: William Heinemann, 1944. FIRST UK EDITION. Large Octavo, pp.87; [5]. With frequent in-text colour illustrations by the author. Publisher's pale orange cloth with red and blue pictorial upper board, titles in red and blue to spine. With original pictorial dust-jacket.Bookplate of Margaret P. Spicer to front pastedown. Light spotting to prelims; spine lightly sunned. A few small chips and closed tears to top edge of jacket. A few minor marks to jacket. Good overall. First published as 'Le Petit Prince' in 1943, 'The Little Prince' quickly became one of the best selling and most loved children's books of the twentieth century.

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        Original Schutz-Pass: Two signed documents. Budapest, 26 September 1944:

      1. An original Schutz-Pass (protective passport,), issued for Ernst J. Rappaport, born 11 September 1932, with his photo attached. The passport was designed by Wallenberg, and printed in blue and yellow (the Swedish national colors), with text in German and Hungarian, stating that the named person will travel for repatriation to Sweden and until departure is under the protection of the Swedish embassy. With the stamped seal of the Swedish Embassy in Budapest. Press numbered at the top "90/96". Signed by Wallenberg as often with a simple pen-mark, counter-signed by the Swedish ambassador to Hungary, Carl Ivan Danielsson, who was also recognized by Israel with the decoration "Righteous among the Nations" for his work in organizing the Swedish legation's rescue mission. 2. A typed and printed document, on letterhead of the Royal Swedish Embassy in Budapest, numbered "R. 03414," "Sp.: 9096," and "Liste :316," and bearing their stamped seal, signed in full by Wallenberg. In Hungarian, it reads: "To the 'National Central Authority for Supervising Foreigner', Budapest: We have the honour to inform you that the Swedish Royal Embassy in Budapest issued a protecting-passport [Schutzpass, in Hungarian: védöútlevet] to Mr. Erno J. Rappaport, by this he is identified as a Swedish subject. The Embassy kindly requests to give to the named exemption from [wearing] the yellow badge [star]. The Embassy confirms that the bilateral agreements with Sweden regarding the relevant edict is applied. Budapest, September 25, 1944. / Yours sincerely, / [signed] Raoul Wallenberg / acting for the Swedish Royal Ambassador. The Swedish Royal Secretary of the Embassy." These papers, always kept together (as evidenced by folds and paper clip marks,) saved the life of a 12 year-old Jewish boy in Budapest. "Raoul Wallenberg was the most inventive, daring, and successful rescuer of Jews from the Nazis during the period of the Final Solution," The Holocaust Encyclopedia, ed. Laqueur. From July 1944, when the 32 year-old business man-turned diplomat, from a wealthy Swedish family, arrived in Budapest, until his arrest by the Soviet Army on 17 January 1945, he issued documents which saved thousands from deportation and death. In March 1944 Hungary was occupied by German troops, and a Nazi-appointed government took power. Under the direction of Adolf Eichmann, a special unit was set up to annihilate the remaining Hungarian Jews. In May, deportations to Auschwitz began, at the rare of 12,000 per day. The Jews of Budapest were by new laws deprived of their civil rights and property, and forced to wear yellow stars. Later they were concentrated into so-called Yellow Star Houses and not allowed outside, a prelude to the ghetto and deportation. In July, after protests from the king of Sweden, the Red Cross, and the U.S. secretary of state, the deportations were stopped. During this time, the Swedish legation issued provisional passports to persons with family or business connections in Sweden, however the number permitted was small, and they then began to issue certificates declaring that application for Swedish citizenship had been made. By July some 700 passports and certificates had been issued. Ambassador Danielsson requested additional support for the legation's work, at the same time that President Roosevelt had sent Iver Olsen to Stockholm as an official representative of the American War Refugee Board, to search for a Swede willing and able to go to Budapest to organize a rescue program for the Jews. Raoul Wallenberg was selected for the assignment and arrived in Budapest on July 9. Wallenberg wanted to give protective documents to every Hungarian Jew who applied. He began issuing a new document of his own design, known as a Schutz-Pass, it was numbered. printed in yellow and blue, and bore three crowns of Sweden, and official seals and and signatures. In August 1944 Wallenberg met with Hungarian regent Miklós Horthy and won permission to issue 5000 of these passports (later increased to 7500). Hungarian authorities agreed to recognize the holders of the passports as Swedish subjects awaiting repatriation. They were allowed to live in houses rented by the legation. Long lines formed outside the Swedish embassy, and forgeries were also produced. Soon the number of Jews protected by Sweden, chiefly by Wallenberg's efforts, rose to 15 to 20 thousand. After the Arrow Cross coup in October, Wallenberg continued his work, at great personal risk, rescuing additional thousands at railway station, houses, from the forced march to Austria, and in the sealed ghetto. When the Red Army invaded Budapest in January 1945, Wallenberg was arrested on suspicion of spying for the United States, and disappeared. By his efforts he is thought to have directly saved some 25,000 persons' lives, and indirectly, another 70,000.

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        Un roman de Jarry. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit signé complets

      Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 and a half pages in-8 published in the issue dated 13 April 1944 of the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Literary review published on the occasion of the posthumous publication of The Strap Alfred Jarry. Complete typescript of the article by the author is attached. Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of the intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on recently published books. In a half-page newspaper (about seven pages in-8), the young author of "Thomas the Obscure" his first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that develop later Many in these essays, "The Share of fire" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Writing disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrates a sharp analysis far beyond the current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classical and modern writers of the first order and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking which will mark the second half of the twentieth. Transformed by writing and by war, Blanchot breaks, over a thought exerted "on behalf of the other," with violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then it transforms literary criticism philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of an "openly marechalist" newspaper: "Burning a book, write, are the two acts between culture which registered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers de la NRF together under the direction of Christophe Bident all literary chronic unpublished volumes with critical analysis of the relevant work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer his own rhetoric, delivered more to echo the impossible or the lure of extinction. (...) Not without contradictions or step aside, and the certainty of a feverish work begins (... ) these articles reveal the genealogy of a critic who has transformed during the chronicle necessity of thought. " (C. Bident). The autograph manuscripts of Maurice Blanchot are of great rarity. S.n. (Journal des débats) s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944) 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4 2 1/2 pages in-8

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        Le premier roman de Joyce. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets

      S.n. (Journal des débats). Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 and a half pages in-8 published in the issue dated 18 May 1944 of the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Important literary review published on the occasion of the publication of the new edition of the French translation of "Dedalus", the first novel by James Joyce. Full typescript is attached. Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of the intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on recently published books. In a half-page newspaper (about seven pages in-8), the young author of "Thomas the Obscure" his first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that develop later Many in these essays, "The Share of fire" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Writing disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrates a sharp analysis far beyond the current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classical and modern writers of the first order and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking which will mark the second half of the twentieth. Transformed by writing and by war, Blanchot breaks, over a thought exerted "on behalf of the other," with violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then it transforms literary criticism philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of an "openly marechalist" newspaper: "Burning a book, write, are the two acts between culture which registered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers de la NRF together under the direction of Christophe Bident all literary chronic unpublished volumes with critical analysis of the relevant work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer his own rhetoric, delivered more to echo the impossible or the lure of extinction. (...) Not without contradictions or step aside, and the certainty of a feverish work begins (... ) these articles reveal the genealogy of a critic who has transformed during the chronicle necessity of thought. " (C. Bident). The autograph manuscripts of Maurice Blanchot are of great rarity. S.n. (Journal des débats) s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944) 1 feuillet in-8 (21 x 13,4 cm) et ½ feuillet in-8 (10,4 x 13,4 cm) paginés et 2 feuillets in-4 (26,8 x 20,9 cm) foliotés

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        L'air et les songes. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets

      S.n. (Journal des débats). Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 and a half pages in-8 published in the issue dated 11 May 1944 of the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Literary review published on the occasion of the release of air and dreams of Gaston Bachelard complete typescript is attached. Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of the intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on recently published books. In a half-page newspaper (about seven pages in-8), the young author of "Thomas the Obscure" his first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that develop later Many in these essays, "The Share of fire" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Writing disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrates a sharp analysis far beyond the current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classical and modern writers of the first order and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking which will mark the second half of the twentieth. Transformed by writing and by war, Blanchot breaks, over a thought exerted "on behalf of the other," with violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then it transforms literary criticism philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of an "openly marechalist" newspaper: "Burning a book, write, are the two acts between culture which registered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers de la NRF together under the direction of Christophe Bident all literary chronic unpublished volumes with critical analysis of the relevant work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer his own rhetoric, delivered more to echo the impossible or the lure of extinction. (...) Not without contradictions or step aside, and the certainty of a feverish work begins (... ) these articles reveal the genealogy of a critic who has transformed during the chronicle necessity of thought. " (C. Bident). The autograph manuscripts of Maurice Blanchot are of great rarity. S.n. (Journal des débats) s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944) 13,5x21cm & 2 pages in-4 2 1/2 pages in-8

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