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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

      U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 1944 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        L'art d'André Dhôtel. 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 16 March 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 of Gallimard Nowhere Andre Dhôtel. 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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        Le souci de sincérité. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets

      S.n. (Journal des débats). Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 and a half pages in-4 published in the issue dated 2 March 1944 the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Literary review published on the occasion of the publication in the new collection Gallimard devoted to "The Young Philosophy" from the book "The concern sincerity" Yvon Belaval complete typescript is attached. In the writings of Blanchot, philosophical criticism acquires its own autonomy which makes it impossible to distinguish between the original thought Belaval and luminous interpretation of offers in a few pages, Maurice Blanchot. "The true man wants to break with loneliness when locked both reflection and weakness. He dreams of a return to "we" primitive, but simply the dream: he delights in his scruples, he speaks only to himself and speaks only of itself, it fails, and enjoys his failures. " No concern for fairness, so Blanchot, but a rigorous intellectual mechanics that do not not fear to overcome the limitations of text designed to develop its philosophical potential. 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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        Les secrets du rêve. 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 6 April 1944 the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Literary chronicle of the work of Luc Durtain. 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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        Nouvelles et récits. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets

      S.n. (Journal des débats). Autograph manuscript of the author of two and a half pages in-8 published in the April 20, 1944 of the Debates of the Journal. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Literary Chronicle of the work of Claude Roy. Complete typescript is attached. Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of 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" made his first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that develop later Many in these essays, "The Fire Part" to "Infinity Maintenance" and "The Writing of the Disaster." From the first articles, Blanchot demonstrated an analysis acuity far beyond literary news that motivates writing. Oscillating between classic and modern, first-class writers and novelists minors, he asks, in his chronicles, the foundations of critical thinking that will mark the second part of the twentieth. Transformed by writing and by war, Blanchot breaks, over a thought exercised "in the name of the other," the violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then transforms literary criticism in philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of a newspaper "openly marechalist": "Burn a book, write, are the two acts between which culture entered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, the Cahiers NRF together under the direction of Christophe Bident all literary chronicles not yet published in volumes with the relevant analysis of the critical work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular thought, ever safer of his own rhetoric, delivered more to echo the impossible or the lure of the disappearance. (...) 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 the occasion of the headlines in need 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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        Romans fantastiques. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets

      S.n. (Journal des débats). Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 ½ pages 8vo published in the issue dated May 4, 1944 of the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Literary Chronicle published on the occasion of the publication of Prelude to the Apocalypse Robert Poulet. Typescript is complete seal. Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on new 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 he would later develop Many in these essays, "La Part du feu" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Scripture of the disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrated analytical acuity far beyond current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classic and modern, first-class writers and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking that 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," the 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 two acts from which culture entered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers NRF together under the direction of Christopher Bident all literary chronicles not yet published in volume with the proper analysis of the critical work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer of his own rhetoric, delivered more to the echo of the impossible or the lure of the disappearance. (...) 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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        Le sang profond

      First edition of 1000 numbered copies on bouffant paper.Handsome autograph inscription from Jean-Michel Atlan to André Lhote enriched with a drawing of three strange human silhouettes with shades.Illustrated by the author.A rare and good copy. L'atelier de la salamandre Paris 1944 14,5x19cm broché

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        Le travail de Balzac. Manuscrit autographe, tapuscrit complets et un feuillet autographe de notes

      S.n. (Journal des débats). Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 ½ pages 4to published in the issue dated 23 March 1944 of the Journal of Debates.Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions.Full typescript and autograph sheet working papers are joined Maurice Blanchot.In this literary column published on the occasion of the publication of The Life of Balzac by André Billy, Blanchot abandons soon biographer to describe the work of incessant rewriting Balzac. He analyzes Balzac's work through the prism of the struggle between the idea and matter, "the idea that will make sense of all his work (...) is the destructive power of thought. (...) The creation of the novelist (...) is threatened by the power that entails. Its main purpose of his enemy; it is infinitely wary sense that it gives. "There is no doubt that behind this relevant study of the work of Balzac, the author of Last word hints at his own aesthetic approach.Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on new 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 he would later develop Many in these essays, "La Part du feu" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Scripture of the disaster."From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrated analytical acuity far beyond current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classic and modern, first-class writers and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking that 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," the 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 two acts from which culture entered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943).In 2007, Cahiers NRF together under the direction of Christopher Bident all literary chronicles not yet published in volume with the proper analysis of the critical work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer of his own rhetoric, delivered more to the echo of the impossible or the lure of the disappearance. (...) 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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        'Uber das Zerplatzen des Urankernes Durch Langsame Neutronen.' [TOGETHER WITH:] HAHN, STRASSMANN and Hans GÖTTE. 'Einiges Uber die Experimentelle Entwirrung der bei der Spaltung des Urans Auftretenden Elemente und Atomarten.' [TOGETHER WITH:] HAHN and STRASSMANN. 'Die Chemische Abscheidung der bei der Spaltung des Urans Entstehenden Elemente und Atomarten (Allgemeiner Teil).' Together three offprints from Abhandlungen der preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

      Berlin: Walter de Gruyter und Co. 1939 [1942, 1944]. First edition, offprint issues, of the three fundamental papers on nuclear fission which eventually lead to the creation of the atom bomb. "...experiments conducted in 1938 at Berlin by Hahn and Strassman [sic] were reported to Lise Meitner, an Austrian scientist who had fled to Copenhagen to escape religious persecution. She and her nephew, O. R. Frisch, working in Niels Bohr's laboratory, found the true explanation of these phenomena. The interpolation of a neutron into the nucleus of a uranium atom caused it to divide into two parts and to release energy amounting to about 200,000,000 electron volts. This process bore such a close similarity to the division of a living cell that Frisch suggested the use of the term 'fission' to describe it" (PMM). "Hahn and Strassmann published this article [i.e. the 1939 paper] that started scientists down the path to the atomic bomb. Originally working with Lise Meitner who was forced to flee Nazi Germany in 1938, they had been working with uranium and bombarding samples with slow neutrons. They realized that this caused the uranium atoms to split into lighter nuclei and releasing large amounts of energy, and the implications were not lost to a world at war" (Dibner). Hahn received the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his discovery of the fission of heavy nuclei." Hahn and Meitner worked together at the Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute (KWI) of Chemistry in Berlin from 1912, discovering the new element protactinium in 1918; Strassmann joined them there in 1929 and Götte in 1935. When, after the First World War, limitations for women in the academic world were lifted, Meitner became professor at the KWI; Hahn became its director in 1928. "In 1934 [Enrico] Fermi roused the world of radioactivity with his method of neutron bombardment and that same year reported on the possible production of transuranic elements by irradiating uranium with neutrons. The irradiation had led to radioactive substances with different half-lives such as 10s, 40s, 13min, and 90min. Fermi's group had separated the 13-min and 90-min 'bodies' chemically from uranium and had shown that they were not isotopes of elements, which are located only a few places below uranium in the Periodic Table ... they assumed that the uranium nucleus with the extra neutron transformed, via beta decay, into a nucleus of an element with the number 93 in the Periodic Table. That could still be unstable and transit, by another beta decay, into a nucleus of element 94. "The idea of more than 92 elements was, of course, contested. Ida Noddack, a renowned chemist and co-discoverer of the element rhenium, pointed out that all known elements had to be excluded before new ones were proposed. This very sound advice was not taken. Nuclear physicists saw no possibility for a nucleus to fragment into large pieces. Nothing more drastic than alpha decay had ever been observed. Another way out was also proposed: in spite of Fermi's interpretation, his 13-min body might be an isotope of protactinium, element number 91. Here Hahn and [Lisa] Meitner came in. After all, they were discoverers of protactinium and knew the properties of this element. They were able to show that the activity in question was not due to protactinium and became convinced that transuranic elements had been produced. They began intensive work in this new field, from 1935 onwards together with Strassmann ... Quite a number of substances with different half-lives and different chemical properties were found in uranium irradiated with neutrons. A detailed scheme for their production was proposed, which implied the creation and subsequent decay of four, possibly five, transuranic elements. It was not seriously challenged by other groups working in the field. "When Austria was annexed in 1938, Lise Meitner became a German citizen and, because of her Jewish descent, was in acute danger. Helped by Hahn and other colleagues, she fled via Holland and Denmark to Sweden, where she could work in the Physical Institute of the Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. "Hahn and Strassmann continued alone. The decay products of the apparent transuranic elements seemed to contain three substances, which underwent beta decays of different half-lives and were chemically very similar to barium. They were taken to be isomeric nuclei of the isotope Ra231 of radium. Radium is an alkaline-earth metal as is barium and is located below barium in the second column of the Periodic Table, hence the similarity. Hahn and Strassmann tried to isolate the radium. Since only minute quantities could have been produced, a precipitation with barium as carrier from a solution was performed; the barium was to carry along the chemically similar radium. The precipitate then only contained barium and radium, which were to be separated in the next step. As mentioned above, Hahn was well versed in the method of separation, fractional crystallization, originally introduced by Marie Curie. But although they tried hard and checked and rechecked their method, Hahn and Strassmann were unable to separate any radium by chemical means. In their first paper they still conclude rather cautiously: 'We come to the conclusion: Our 'radium isotopes' have the properties of barium; as chemists we should rather say the new bodies are not radium but barium. [. . . ] As 'nuclear chemists', in a certain sense close to nuclear physics, we cannot yet decide ourselves to perform this step contradicting all previous experience of nuclear physics. A series of strange coincidences might still have faked our results.' "Hahn had kept Meitner informed by letter about the work and he mailed her a copy of the manuscript of the paper on 21 December 1938, the same day it was submitted to Die Naturwissenschaften. The manuscript reached her in a small town near Gothenburg, where she had gone to visit Swedish friends over Christmas and where she had also invited her nephew Otto Frisch. We have already met him as collaborator of Stern in Hamburg. He, too, had been forced to leave Germany and at that time was working in Bohr's institute in Copenhagen. Meitner showed him Hahn's letter and the manuscript and dismissed the possibility of mistake: 'Hahn was too good a chemist for that.' The two began to look for an explanation. The nucleus could not just been cracked like a nut. In fact there was evidence that it behaved rather like a droplet. Now, a droplet might divide into two smaller ones by contracting in one direction, then elongating, and so on, until it finally would split up. The uranium nucleus might need little extra energy to do so, because its many protons provided a repulsive electrical force counteracting the attractive nuclear force between all nucleons, protons as well as neutrons. This extra energy could be provided by a single neutron. Meitner calculated that the energy of 200 MeV would be released in a single process, an energy equivalent to one-fifth of the rest mass of a proton. "After a few days, Frisch returned to Copenhagen and told Bohr, who was enthusiastic: 'Oh what idiots we have all been! Oh but this is wonderful! Have you and Lise Meitner written a paper about it?' Frisch told him that there would soon be a paper and asked Bohr, who was about to travel to the United States to participate in a conference, not to discuss the matter before it would appear in print ... this promise could not be kept and Bohr's reports triggered intense activities which led to the first nuclear reactor in less than four years ... "For the next few years, Hahn and Strassmann continued to identify radioactive isotopes produced in uranium fission. By spring of 1945, they had found a total of about 100 isotopes from 25 different elements ... In 1945 Hahn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the year 1944 ... In 1966 Meitner, Hahn, and Strassmann were the first non-US citizens to be given the Enrico-Fermi Award by the American president" (Harvest of a Century, pp. 264-7). "Hahn was little concerned with the energy released in fission and played no part in the German atomic bomb and reactor project during World War II. Instead, he devoted most of his efforts to the study of fission fragments. When the chemical institute, of which he had become director in 1928, was destroyed in an air raid, he moved his usable equipment to southern Germany and resumed work there. With several other nuclear physicists and chemists he was arrested in the spring of 1945 by Allied troops and interned for over half a year in England. There, to his profound dismay, he heard of the application of his discovery when nuclear weapons were detonated over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He learned also of the award to him of the 1944 Nobel Prize in chemistry, and he received a request to become president of the Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft" (DSB - Hahn). The first offered paper, "containing the first comprehensive account of the phenomenon [i.e., fission]" (Norman) was followed by the two papers published during the Second World War which describe experiments to identify the fission fragments. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 168; Norman 963 (first paper only); PMM 422. Segré, X-Rays to Quarks, pp. 206-7. DSB VI, p. 14 for Hahn and DSB XVIII, p. 880 for Strassmann. 4to, pp. 20; 30; 14. Original printed wrappers (green, orange and green, respectively), some very light sunning to margins, spine strip of first paper with closed tear to lower part of spine strip. In all a very fine set in its original state.

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        The Eye and the Finger.

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House,, 1944. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the pictorial dust jacket by Wandrei. Light wear to bottom edge of boards, small white mark to foot of front cover and spine, an excellent copy, in the jacket with nicks to spine ends and small open tears to foot of flap folds, marks from tape repair verso, with none of the usual tanning. First edition, first printing, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "Best wishes, Donald Wandrei." This is one of 1617 copies of this collection of short science fiction stories from the publishing house co-founded by Wandrei.

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        The Darkening Ecliptic.

      Melbourne & Adelaide: Reed & Harris,, 1944. Small square octavo. Original wrappers, title in white to front wrapper. Frontispiece reproducing in black and white Sidney Nolan's painting, facsimile of Ethel Malley's letter. Wrappers sunned to spine and around edges, but a smart copy, sound, clean and in excellent condition. First book edition, first printing, of the poems that constituted one of the great literary hoaxes of the century. The collection of poems first appeared in a special commemorative Autumn 1944 number (actually June) of Angry Penguins, Australia's leading modernist literary magazine, who had had the poems submitted to their offices with a cover letter by an Ethel Malley, claiming to have found them in the effects of her recently deceased brother, Ern Malley. Angry Penguins took the bait beautifully, and published the poems with a portentous introduction by editor Maxwell Henry Hastings, opening: "Ern Malley prepared for his death quietly confident that he was a great poet, and that he would be known as such." In fact, there were neither an Ethel nor any Ern, but two poets, James McAuley (1917-76) and Harold Stewart (1916-95), who wished to pull the leg of a literary establishment they saw as pretentious and misled. The hoax was quickly exposed in the Sydney Sunday Sun, and this scarce first book issue of The Darkening Ecliptic was issued shortly after by Reed & Harris, adding a facsimile of Ethel Malley's letter, and issuing a new publisher's statement which included McAuley & Stewart's tart confession of themselves as the authors and their justification of the fraud: "What we wished to find out was can those who write and those who so lavishly praise this kind of writing, tell the real product from consciously and deliberately concocted nonsense." In this McAuley & Stewart's hoax appeared to have been an unqualified success, and by 1946 Angry Penguins had folded, utterly discredited. The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature observes that "the vigorous and legitimate movement for modernism in Australian writing.... received a severe setback, and the conservative element was undoubtedly strengthened." The longer term effect of the Darkening Ecliptic, however, was subtler. In time poets such as John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch and Robert Hughes began to celebrate the poems as a successful example of surrealist poetry. Hughes claimed that Malley's "creation proved the validity of surrealist procedures: that in letting down their guard, opening themselves to free association and chance, McAuley and Stewart had reached inspiration by the side-door of parody". Certainly Malley's poems are still today far more widely read than those of his creators. Moreover, much genuine art and poetry was generated in response, knowing or otherwise, to Malley's potent gibberish, in particular artist Sidney Nolan's iconic Ned Kelly series (1946-7). Nolan later claimed that the Darkening Ecliptic "made me take the risk of putting against the Australian bush an utterly strange object". Both the book edition and the original Angry Penguins issue of the Darkening Ecliptic, though well represented institutionally, are very scarce in the trade.

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        STORIES FROM THE AMERICAS

      - (POLITI,LEO)illus. STORIES FROM THE AMERICAS by Frank Henius. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons 1944 (1944 A). 6 1/2 x 9 1/2", pictorial cloth, [115]p., Fine in dust wrapper frayed at spine ends. 1st edition. Stories from MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA AND SOUTH AMERICA, illustrated by Politi with many full and half-page illustrations. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY POLITI DATED 1944, the year of publication. A special copy of a very scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Eye and the Finger.

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1944 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the pictorial dust jacket by Wandrei. Light wear to bottom edge of boards, small white mark to foot of front cover and spine, an excellent copy, in the jacket with nicks to spine ends and small open tears to foot of flap folds, marks from tape repair verso, with none of the usual tanning. First edition, first printing, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "Best wishes, Donald Wandrei." This is one of 1617 copies of this collection of short science fiction stories from the publishing house co-founded by Wandrei. Locke, Vol. I, p. 222. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        'Uber das Zerplatzen des Urankernes Durch Langsame Neutronen.' [TOGETHER WITH:] HAHN, STRASSMANN and Hans GÖTTE. 'Einiges Uber die Experimentelle Entwirrung der bei der Spaltung des Urans Auftretenden Elemente und Atomarten.' [TOGETHER WITH:] HAHN and STRASSMANN. 'Die Chemische Abscheidung der bei der Spaltung des Urans Entstehenden Elemente und Atomarten (Allgemeiner Teil).' Together three offprints from Abhandlungen der preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften....

      Berlin: Walter de Gruyter und Co. 1939 [1942, 1944]. First edition, offprint issues, of the three fundamental papers on nuclear fission which eventually lead to the creation of the atom bomb. "...experiments conducted in 1938 at Berlin by Hahn and Strassman [sic] were reported to Lise Meitner, an Austrian scientist who had fled to Copenhagen to escape religious persecution. She and her nephew, O. R. Frisch, working in Niels Bohr's laboratory, found the true explanation of these phenomena. The interpolation of a neutron into the nucleus of a uranium atom caused it to divide into two parts and to release energy amounting to about 200,000,000 electron volts. This process bore such a close similarity to the division of a living cell that Frisch suggested the use of the term 'fission' to describe it" (PMM). "Hahn and Strassmann published this article [i.e. the 1939 paper] that started scientists down the path to the atomic bomb. Originally working with Lise Meitner who was forced to flee Nazi Germany in 1938, they had been working with uranium and bombarding samples with slow neutrons. They realized that this caused the uranium atoms to split into lighter nuclei and releasing large amounts of energy, and the implications were not lost to a world at war" (Dibner). Hahn received the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his discovery of the fission of heavy nuclei." Hahn and Meitner worked together at the Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute (KWI) of Chemistry in Berlin from 1912, discovering the new element protactinium in 1918; Strassmann joined them there in 1929 and Götte in 1935. When, after the First World War, limitations for women in the academic world were lifted, Meitner became professor at the KWI; Hahn became its director in 1928. "In 1934 [Enrico] Fermi roused the world of radioactivity with his method of neutron bombardment and that same year reported on the possible production of transuranic elements by irradiating uranium with neutrons. The irradiation had led to radioactive substances with different half-lives such as 10s, 40s, 13min, and 90min. Fermi's group had separated the 13-min and 90-min 'bodies' chemically from uranium and had shown that they were not isotopes of elements, which are located only a few places below uranium in the Periodic Table ... they assumed that the uranium nucleus with the extra neutron transformed, via beta decay, into a nucleus of an element with the number 93 in the Periodic Table. That could still be unstable and transit, by another beta decay, into a nucleus of element 94. "The idea of more than 92 elements was, of course, contested. Ida Noddack, a renowned chemist and co-discoverer of the element rhenium, pointed out that all known elements had to be excluded before new ones were proposed. This very sound advice was not taken. Nuclear physicists saw no possibility for a nucleus to fragment into large pieces. Nothing more drastic than alpha decay had ever been observed. Another way out was also proposed: in spite of Fermi's interpretation, his 13-min body might be an isotope of protactinium, element number 91. Here Hahn and [Lisa] Meitner came in. After all, they were discoverers of protactinium and knew the properties of this element. They were able to show that the activity in question was not due to protactinium and became convinced that transuranic elements had been produced. They began intensive work in this new field, from 1935 onwards together with Strassmann ... Quite a number of substances with different half-lives and different chemical properties were found in uranium irradiated with neutrons. A detailed scheme for their production was proposed, which implied the creation and subsequent decay of four, possibly five, transuranic elements. It was not seriously challenged by other groups working in the field. "When Austria was annexed in 1938, Lise Meitner became a German citizen and, because of her Jewish descent, was in acute danger. Helped by Hahn and other colleagues, she fled via Holland and Denmark to Sweden, where she could work in the Physical Institute of the Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. "Hahn and Strassmann continued alone. The decay products of the apparent transuranic elements seemed to contain three substances, which underwent beta decays of different half-lives and were chemically very similar to barium. They were taken to be isomeric nuclei of the isotope Ra231 of radium. Radium is an alkaline-earth metal as is barium and is located below barium in the second column of the Periodic Table, hence the similarity. Hahn and Strassmann tried to isolate the radium. Since only minute quantities could have been produced, a precipitation with barium as carrier from a solution was performed; the barium was to carry along the chemically similar radium. The precipitate then only contained barium and radium, which were to be separated in the next step. As mentioned above, Hahn was well versed in the method of separation, fractional crystallization, originally introduced by Marie Curie. But although they tried hard and checked and rechecked their method, Hahn and Strassmann were unable to separate any radium by chemical means. In their first paper they still conclude rather cautiously: 'We come to the conclusion: Our 'radium isotopes' have the properties of barium; as chemists we should rather say the new bodies are not radium but barium. [. . . ] As 'nuclear chemists', in a certain sense close to nuclear physics, we cannot yet decide ourselves to perform this step contradicting all previous experience of nuclear physics. A series of strange coincidences might still have faked our results.' "Hahn had kept Meitner informed by letter about the work and he mailed her a copy of the manuscript of the paper on 21 December 1938, the same day it was submitted to Die Naturwissenschaften. The manuscript reached her in a small town near Gothenburg, where she had gone to visit Swedish friends over Christmas and where she had also invited her nephew Otto Frisch. We have already met him as collaborator of Stern in Hamburg. He, too, had been forced to leave Germany and at that time was working in Bohr's institute in Copenhagen. Meitner showed him Hahn's letter and the manuscript and dismissed the possibility of mistake: 'Hahn was too good a chemist for that.' The two began to look for an explanation. The nucleus could not just been cracked like a nut. In fact there was evidence that it behaved rather like a droplet. Now, a droplet might divide into two smaller ones by contracting in one direction, then elongating, and so on, until it finally would split up. The uranium nucleus might need little extra energy to do so, because its many protons provided a repulsive electrical force counteracting the attractive nuclear force between all nucleons, protons as well as neutrons. This extra energy could be provided by a single neutron. Meitner calculated that the energy of 200 MeV would be released in a single process, an energy equivalent to one-fifth of the rest mass of a proton. "After a few days, Frisch returned to Copenhagen and told Bohr, who was enthusiastic: 'Oh what idiots we have all been! Oh but this is wonderful! Have you and Lise Meitner written a paper about it?' Frisch told him that there would soon be a paper and asked Bohr, who was about to travel to the United States to participate in a conference, not to discuss the matter before it would appear in print ... this promise could not be kept and Bohr's reports triggered intense activities which led to the first nuclear reactor in less than four years ... "For the next few years, Hahn and Strassmann continued to identify radioactive isotopes produced in uranium fission. By spring of 1945, they had found a total of about 100 isotopes from 25 different elements ... In 1945 Hahn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the year 1944 ... In 1966 Meitner, Hahn, and Strassmann were the first non-US citizens to be given the Enrico-Fermi Award by the American president" (Harvest of a Century, pp. 264-7). "Hahn was little concerned with the energy released in fission and played no part in the German atomic bomb and reactor project during World War II. Instead, he devoted most of his efforts to the study of fission fragments. When the chemical institute, of which he had become director in 1928, was destroyed in an air raid, he moved his usable equipment to southern Germany and resumed work there. With several other nuclear physicists and chemists he was arrested in the spring of 1945 by Allied troops and interned for over half a year in England. There, to his profound dismay, he heard of the application of his discovery when nuclear weapons were detonated over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He learned also of the award to him of the 1944 Nobel Prize in chemistry, and he received a request to become president of the Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft" (DSB - Hahn). The first offered paper, "containing the first comprehensive account of the phenomenon [i.e., fission]" (Norman) was followed by the two papers published during the Second World War which describe experiments to identify the fission fragments. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 168; Norman 963 (first paper only); PMM 422. Segré, X-Rays to Quarks, pp. 206-7. DSB VI, p. 14 for Hahn and DSB XVIII, p. 880 for Strassmann. 4to, pp. 20; 30; 14. Original printed wrappers (green, orange and green, respectively), some very light sunning to margins, spine strip of first paper with closed tear to lower part of spine strip. In all a very fine set in its original state....

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        Barbara Lamb.

      London: John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1944 - Quarto. Original illustrated boards, titles to boards in blue and black, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. A very good copy, dust jacket nicked to corners, folds browned, some rubbing to spine, 90 mm closed tear to lower panel. A very nice copy of a scarce book complete with jacket. First edition, first impression. Cam's first book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Amtliches Material zum Massenmord von WINNIZA, auf Grund urkundlichen Beweismaterials zusammengestellt, bearbeitet und herausgegeben

      Berlin, Deutscher Verlag, 1944 - Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Broschur / Kartoneinband im Format 20 x 25 cm) mit Deckeltitel. 282 Seiten mit sehr vielen Fotoabbildungen (schwarz-weiß) und Karten. - Amtlicher gerichtsmedizinischer Bericht über an der Zivilbevölkerung des ukrainischen Städtchens Winniza verübten Mordaktionen der Kommunisten, welche insbesondere auch die oftmals sadistische Behandlung der Opfer vor ihrer eigentlichen Ermordung durch die bolschewistischen Henker aufdeckt. Mit Auflistung der verantwortlichen NKWD-Leiter, welche für die Massenmorde verantwortlich war, sowie Hinweisen auf Abstammung (russisch oder jüdisch) des Täterkreises. Beiliegend weiterhin Bericht der "FAZ am Sonntag" vom 18. April 2010: "Die Pathologen von Katyn" zu einem anderen Massaker der Sowjets im 2. Weltkrieg (in Ablichtung). - Aus dem Inhalt: Vorwort I. Gerichtsmedizinischer Bericht des Vorsitzenden der Deutschen Gesellschaft für gerichtliche Medizin und Kriminalistik Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schrader (Direktor des Institutes für gerichtliche Medizin und Kriminalistik der Universität Halle-Wittenberg) .1. Auftrag und Vorbereitung 2. Mitarbeiterstab 3. Die Fundstätten 4. Bergung der Leichen Allgemeine Feststellungen Leichenlagerung Zahl der geborgenen Leichen 5. Identifizierung und Altersbestimmung 6. Schußverletzungen und Todesursache7. Geschosse, Nahschußzeichen 8. Art und Ort der Erschießungen 9. Fesselung, Knebelung, 10. Leichenerscheinungen und anderweitige Sektionsbefunde 11. Todeszeitbestimmung b) Amtliches Material dazu Sektionsprotokoll der Leiche 22 aus Grube 36 vom Bericht über die Untersuchung eines mazerierten Schädels mit außergewöhnlich gelagerten Schüssen und Knochenbrüchen durch stumpfe Gewalt c) Protokoll der Internationalen Dommission ausländischer Gerichtsmediziner vom 15. Juli 1943 d) Protokoll der deutschen Professoren für gerichtliche Medizin deutscher Universitäten vom 29. Juli 1943 II. Kriminalpolizeiliche Teil Bericht der "Mordkommission Winniza" vom 16. November 1943 (Kommission- des Reichskriminalpolizeiamtes Berlin) über- das Ergebnis der kriminalistischen Feststellungen zu dem Massenmord von Winniza Polizeiliche Vernehmungsprotokolle, Vernehmungen von Personen über die Zusammenhänge der Massenmorde von Winnizad) Liste der bis zum 7. Oktober 1943 identifizierten Personen .III. Juristischer Teil a) Bericht des vom Reichsjustizministerium entsandten juristischen Sachverständigen, Senatspräsident Dr. Ziegler. b) Vernehmungsprotokolle". - Aus dem Vorwort: ".fast 25 Jahre hindurch war die Sowjetunion für die Welt ein Buch mit sieben Siegeln. Ihre Grenzen waren nach allen Seiten hin hermetisch abgeschlossen. Nur gelegentlich gelangten zuverlässige Nachrichten über das System und die Praxis des Bolschewismus in die andere Welt. Schon Jahre vor Beginn des zweiten Weltkrieges hat Deutschland die Welt auf das grausige Experiment aufmerksam gemacht, das an 190 Millionen Menschen in einem Raum von riesiger Ausdehnung vollzogen wurde. Aber die Welt blieb gleichgültig, trotz des umfangreichen Materials, das deutscherseits der Weltöffentlichkeit übergeben wurde. Erst durch die Ereignisse nach dem 22. Juni 1941 ergab sich die Möglichkeit, die Auswirkungen des bolschewistischen Regimes unmittelbar in Augenschein zu nehmen. Die Wirklichkeit übertraf alle vorher gemachten Darstellungen und Schilderungen. Ein Ausschnitt aus dieser sowjetischen Wirklichkeit sind die Massengräber von Winniza. Die Ergebnisse der Ausgrabungen und amtlichen Untersuchungen in Winniza geben heute jedermann die Möglichkeit, unmittelbar in die planmäßige Methodik des bolschewistischen Massenterrors Einblick zu nehmen. Die systematische Ausrottung von 10.000 Ukrainern aus den Kreisen der armen Landbevölkerung durch den NKWD in einer einzigen ukrainischen Stadt und in einer relativ kurzen Zeitspanne ist durch eine erdrückende Fülle . . ." - Gutes Expl., weitere Beschreibung s.Nr. 22884! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Saturday Evening Post, March (Mar.) 4, 1944 - Tattoo Artist Cover Illustration By Norman Rockwell

      The Curtis Publishing Company, 1944. 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. Magazine

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        NOVUM TESTAMENTUM GRAECE ET LATINE

      Sumptibus Pontificii Instituti Biblici, 1944. INTERLINGUE 0,49 In latino e greco, pagine in buonissimo stato di conservazione e con presenza di rari segni a matita, cartina geografica ripiegata a fine volume, tagli in rosso, coperta rigida con titoli d'oro al piatto ed al dorso e con segni di usura lungo i bordi e con taglio lungo il dorso USATO

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        The Case of the Gilded Fly.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1944 - Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine (rubbed to white). With the dust jacket. Spine of jacket toned and a little rubbed, internally a hint of foxing otherwise an excellent copy. First edition, first impression of the author's debut novel, written when he was still an undergraduate, and introducing eccentric amateur sleuth Gervase Fen. "Crispin's work is marked by a highly individual sense of light comedy, and by a great flair for verbal deception rather in the Christie manner" (Julian Symonds, Bloody Murder, From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel: A History, 1973, p. 152). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Nine Tailors

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1944]. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Author. Inscribed by author to former owner on front free end paper and signed "Yours faithfully, Dorothy L. Sayers." viii, 331, (1)pp. Original navy cloth with orange lettering. Wartime Edition. Near Fine in a creased and edge-chipped dust jacket with masking tape repairs to verso that presents OK. Sayers' signature is quite uncommon nowadays on her various poems and plays, but is even more rare on her popular mystery titles featuring amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey.

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        Die Notizen oder von der unvoreiligen Versöhnung.

      Zürich: Artemis 1944-1954. 2 Bände. 8°. (8), 477; (8), 622 S., Leinen (angebräunt; gut erhalten) ohne Druckfehlerberichtigung. \"Die Notizen\", das Werk eines \"Montaigne unserer Zeit\" wurden in drei Jahren, von 1934 bis 1936, geschrieben, Jahre, in denen Ludwig Hohl in den Niederlanden \"in größter geistiger Einöde\" lebte. Sie sind die Summe seines Lebens und Denkens. Versand D: 15,70 EUR Literatur, Philosophie

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        LAURA (1944)

      Twentieth Century Fox 1944 - Vintage, original 41 x 27 (103 x 68 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb, Dana Andrews, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price, dir: Otto Preminger; 20th Century Fox. One of the rarest and most desirable of all posters for this classic film noir, one of the finest and best remembered of the genre. Perhaps the most romantic and one of the most haunting of all noir posters. Story of a beautiful girl in a painting who is believed to have been murdered, the police investigator who falls in love with her image and her jealous Svengali. Lovely portrait of the iconic Tierney. On linen, there has been touch-up to the fold lines and touch-up to one tiny tear near the right edge middle fold near Vincent Price shoulder. Immaculate colors, a really clean copy. ABOUT FINE

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        The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes.

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1944 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine and front board lettered in black on red, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Spine cracked but holding, hinges tender, tips rubbed. A very good copy in the bright jacket that has a few nicks to extremities. Frontispiece and 2 illustrations. First edition, first printing, signed limited edition. Number 115 of 125 copies signed by Ellery Queen "for presentation to friends and admirers of Sherlock Holmes at the Sherlock Holmes dinner held March 31, 1944, Murray Hill Hotel, New York City." This collection of 33 stories about Sherlock Holmes was written by writers other than Conan Doyle, and includes contributions from Vincent Starrett, Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, J. M. Barrie, Mark Twain, and O. Henry. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Women at War Collection : The Tiddley Times ; Three Page Typed 'Naval Message' Letter ; We Skirted the War! (Women's Royal Canadian Naval Services, Wartime 'zine)

      Ottawa, ON: Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, 1944. Paperback. Near Fine. 1. The Tiddley Times, 12mo (7 inches tall), pp. various, illustrated with line drawings, photo reproductions and portraits by Lieutenant Grant Macdonald. A nice, unbroken run of The Tiddley Times (April/May 1944 - Jan/Feb 1945), 7 issues complete. 2. An uncredited, three page story titled "We've Been Waiting For You Canada" (n.p./ n.d.) typed in red ink onto "Naval Message" India paper stationary (7-5/8 square - hole punched, stapled and folded), describing the women's journey by steamer and train from Canada to their London West End barracks. The Feb/March '44 issue herein states on p. 31 "3rd draft arrives in UK ... in Feb", which coincides with the letter's title of "We've Been Waiting For You Canada" as well as the timing - so likely the story dates from then. 3. A copy of We Skirted the War by Phylis Bowman, 8vo (8-3/8 inches tall), pp. 133, illustrated with B&W photo reproductions and line drawings. Good. Stains to a few pages, wear and sticker abrasion to dust jacket. A small but focused collection of these "snapshots" of the lives of the working WRCNS during wartime, with art work by the Naval Art Service and Portraits by Royal Canadian Academy member Lieutenant Grant Macdonald. Each issue is informative, sharing the latest news by, for and about Canadian women at war - both those at home and those serving at their various stations abroad. The final issue of The Tiddley Times was Dec. 1945, exactly two years after the first (as yet unnamed) issue in Dec. 1943. The typed letter likely served as an in-service announcement of the arrival of the latest contingent of WRENS to the UK from Canada. Also included is Phylis Bowman's autobiography "We Skirted the War" who served in the Canadian Woman's Army Corps during the same period.

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        Visionary Poems And Passages Or The Poet’s Eye (In Superb Condition)

      The First UK Printing published by Frederick Muller in 1944. The BOOK is in near Fine condition and appears unread. Light toning to the text block but free from inscriptions, erasures and markings. All 16 John Craxton lithographs are present and are in Fine condition. The WRAPPER is price-clipped and is in near Fine condition. One closed tear to the lower front spine fold and a tiny slither of loss at the upper spine. Very light toning to the spine and far less than usually encountered. The Craxton designed wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. One of the nicest copies we have handled to date. Scarce with such attributes. More images available on request. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Un incompris. -

      NRF 1944 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12. 66 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin cerise à bandes. Dos lisse avec date dorée au talon. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée ALIX. Illustré de 5 lithographies de Jacques THEVENET dont 4 en pleine page et une vignette. Parfait état. TIRAGE LIMITE. Celui-ci un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon avec double suite. Un incompris est un simple lever de rideau censé pallier la relative brièveté de la pièce qui faisait tête d'affiche: Fils de personne. Excédé par le manque de ponctualité de son amoureuse aux rendez-vous donnés dans sa garçonnière, Bruno fait le serment que si la belle arrive en retard ce jour-là, ce sera la dernière fois, il rompra . Il le dit à Pierre, son confident. L?ami tente de le raisonner puis feint de s?apitoyer : « Pauvre vieux, tu es un incompris » [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed. à "mon cher Général". Lyon, 26. XII. 1944.

      1944. 2 pp. 8vo. To "mon cher Général". - On headed paper.

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        De partisanen en andere gedichten ( 1944 )

      London 1944 - Omslag verkleurd / Cover discoloured, beperkte oplage, zeldzaam 250 36 12 x 19 cm Nederlands / Dutch / Néerlandais / Niederländisch

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        Signed Framed Embossed Panel Engraving

      , 1944. 1944. unbound. Inscribed in a calligrapher's hand: "To E.L. Alperson, for his help in the fight against infantile paralysis," no date, circa 1944. Alperson (1895 - 1969) was an American film producer at Warner Brothers who later formed Grand National Distributors as an outlet for independent films in the 1940s. In 1942 he became the general manager of RKO Pictures' theater circuit, and it is likely that his work with the March of Dimes earned him this personally signed engraving from the President. 13.75 x 10.5 inches, set in a gorgeous wood burgundy stained frame measuring 17 x 14 inches. Roosevelt has signed this boldly with a brown fountain pen. The engraving has a few scattered small spots, but is still in near fine condition. Evidence suggests that Roosevelt signed this piece in early 1944. In February 1943, motion picture theaters organized a drive to raise funds for the March of Dimes. On his birthday (January 30) in 1944, Roosevelt signed lithographs such as this one in order to thank those whose work helped make the drive successful. According to auction records, Roosevelt presented a similar engraving to Frank Meyer, an executive at Paramout Pictures Corporation. Accompanying Meyer's engraving when it was sold at auction was a copy of a book titled "So They May Walk Again...A Book of good Deeds / Report of Collectors by Motion Picture Theatres / March of Dimes / February 18 to 24, 1943 / In Co-Operation with National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.

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