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         Teoria e Pratica per l'Insegnamento della Musica e del Canto Corale ad uso degli Istituti Magistrali, delle Scuole di Avviamento, Scuole Medie, Istituti di Educazione e Scuole Corali - con nozioni di Storia della Musica, richiami alla Religione, alla Letteratura, alle Arti - Primo Fascicolo ( per la Prima Classe)

      Carlo Signorelli Editore - Milano, 1945. ITALIANO 0,13 Fascicolo degli anni '40 in buono stato, coperta in cartoncino, bella cornice e disegno a penna su piatto anteriore, macchia d'umidità, punta piegata, bordo e punte leggermente consumati, tagli appena bruniti con barbe, pagine in buono stato, frontespizio racchiuso in elegante cornice tipografica. Primo Fascicolo della collana Teoria e Pratica per l'Insegnamento della Musica e del Canto Corale. USATO

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         VITA DI CATONE UTICENSE

      ALDO MARTELLO, 1945. ITALIANO 0,1 Nuova traduzione dall'originale greco a cura di Angelo Sacchi, pagine ingiallite ai bordi e con lieve fioritura, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita e con tracce d'uso, sovraccoperta ingiallita, con strappi, con risvolto anteriore rimosso e per questo incollata al piatto anteriore USATO

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         The Voyage of Captain Bellingshausen to the Antarctic Seas, 1819–1821.

      London: for the Hakluyt Society,, 1945. Translated from the Russian. Edited by Frank Debenham. 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue sand-grain cloth, titles to spines gilt between blind bands, covers panel-stamped in blind with central ship motif gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Frontispiece to each volume, 36 plates, 13 maps, of which 9 folding, and 2 large folding maps in end pockets. Just a little rubbed, spines mildly tanned, light foxing front, back and fore-edge, but overall a very good set. First edition in English, "scarce" (Rosove): one of at most 1,200 copies of the long-awaited translation of the original Russian account, first published in 1831 and describing "one of the greatest of the voyages in the South Seas and the Antarctic … Bellingshausen, in command on the Vostok and the Mirny, discovered certain of the Sandwich Islands, Peter I Island and Alexander I Island; the latter two were the first sightings in land within the Antarctic Circle" (Hill). Frank Debenham was geographer on Scott's 1910-3 expedition and the first director of the Scott Polar Research Institute. Ownership inscriptions of Hakluyt Society member W.L.D. Martyn of Lahore, General Manager and Engineer-in-Chief of the North-Western Railway of India to the front pastedowns.

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         Famous Performers

      Fantastic collection of approx. 160 signed programs, Santa Fe Association of Art Fans, Argentina, complete set 1945-1959. Collection includes many of the most famous instrumentalists and chamber ensenbles visiting Santa Fe, Argentina, between those years, including signatures by Ginette and Jean Neveu, William Kapell, Claudio Arrau, Pierre Fournier, Christian Ferras, Joseph Szigetti, Henryk Szeryng, Enrico Mainardi, Gaspar Cassado, Walter Gieseking, Antonio Segovia, Dimitri Mitroupulos, Antonio Janigro, Ida Haendel, Gyorgy Sandor, Wilhelm Kempff, Jean Casadesus, Alfredo Campoli, Rudolf Firkusny, Quinteto Chigiano, Gerard Souzay, Jubilee Singers, Iva Kitchell, Louis Kaufman, Ruggiero Ricci, Nicanor Zabaleta, Stefan Askenase, Robert Kitain, Bernard Michelin, Friedrich Gulda, The Trapp Family Singers, Bernard Michelin, Koeckert Quartet, Barylli Quartet, Helvetica Chamber Orchestra, Felicja Blumental, Paco Aguilar, Sigi Weissenberg, Miriam Winslow, Joana and Louise Leschin, Ricardo Odnoposoff, Lener Quartet, Erno Valasek, Wiener Saengerknaben, Otto Werberg, Joseph Schuster, Witold Malcuzynski, Dorothy Maynor, Bronislav Gimpel, Edmund Kurtz, Mozart Chamber Ensemble, Jan Tomasow, Jacques Klein, Alberto Lysy, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Detlef Kraus, Zvi Zeitlin, Marisa Regules, Julian Olewsky, Munchener Kammerorchester, New York Wind Quintet, Henri Honegger, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Aldo Ciccolini, Gabriel Bouillon,  Henry Lewkowicz, Maria Tipo, Carroll Glenn and Eugene List, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Paolo Spagnolo, Harald Kreutzberg, Eva Heinitz, Raymond Trouard and many others. Some of the most famous performers are represented with more than one program signed. (SEE FULL LIST HERE)   Five volumes bound in blue leather (5.25 x 7.5 inches, each in a protective box). Three volumes missing the binding cover, otherwise in very good condition, programs and autographs in very good condition. See scans of many of the pages inside and one of the covers.  

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         [Scrapbook]: World War II Air Force Pilot and POW Album

      Oregon, Texas, 1945. Very Good. Oblong folio. Measuring 12" x 15". String-tied black cloth over paper boards with "The Ideal Scrapbook" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 35 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2" x 2.5" and 6" x 10" with captions, as well as 193 letters, 16 newspaper clippings, 3 pictorial postcards, and various military ephemera. Photo album is good with detached pages, spotting, and tears with near fine photos and letters with occasional tears.A scrapbook kept by First Lieutenant Richard "Dick" H. Spooner and his mother, Ruth, while Richard was serving with the 8th Air Force during World War II between 1943 and 1945. Spooner wrote his mother often beginning with his basic training and continuity through his shipment overseas, all discussed in just under 200 letters he composed to her during the war. Many of the letters are on military letterhead including Spooner's Air Force stationary as well as various bases. Originally from Oregon, Spooner joined the war effort in 1943 and attended the San Antonio Aviation Cadet training center. There he took classes and underwent exams to determine whether he would be trained as a bombardier, navigator, or pilot. An official Air Forces letter dated January 29, 1943 states that Spooner was given his classification, pilot, and began his preflight training which would take about nine weeks. In a letter dated January 30, 1943 he writes to his family, "By the time you get this letter you will probably have gotten my note and the copy of my classification for pilot training. That is really super isn't it? God but I was really nervous when I took that darn physical and I was damned anxious when I was waiting for my classification."A letter from Major General G.C. Brant, at Randolph Field, Texas dated March 2, 1943 to Ruth Spooner reads, "I note that your boy, now an Aviation Cadet, has been specially selected for training as a Pilot in the Army Air Forces...The duties of an Army Pilot call for a high degree of mental and physical alertness, sound judgement, and an inherent aptitude for flying. Men who will make good material for training as Pilots are rare...Comprehensive tests indicate that your son stands a very good chance of successfully completing the rigid training for an army pilot and you have every reason to be proud of him."By May, 1943 Spooner was preparing to fly and was moved to Corsicana Field in Texas to begin his flight courses. "After ten months of waiting I am just about ready to fly." Later in June of '43 he writes, "I got great news for you today. We just got in from the flying line and guess what, I soloed today - (long pause)." He writes in a letter soon after, "We have been flying in the mornings and we get out as early as possible. I got two hours and a half in the air today and my instructor said I gave him a damned good ride." While nearly the end of his flying training he writes, "Am having a lot of fun flying as we are now on the acrobatic phase. This is really fun and it is just like riding around with a stunt flyer. We started doing loops and snap rolls today. These are exciting as hell and it's more fun than going to Jantzen Beach." He continues, "everything sure looks queer upside down but in a loop you have no sensation of being upside down."After completing flying school Spooner was shipped to Enid, Oklahoma for basic training at the Enid Army Flying School. By the end of August Spooner had been promoted from Cadet Major to Cadet Colonel. He wrote to his mother saying, "I am the King Commander and thus the hour charger of the entire Cadet Detachment on this post. I was very happy about getting a crack at this job as it will mean plenty on my service record." As they neared the end of their training the cadets went on flights outside of Oklahoma to nearby states. On September 17 Spooner took a night flight to Anthony, Kansas writing, "It isn't a very long fight but it should be a lot of fun and by the time that I leave here there will be a full moon...At night the moon is really beautiful from about 5000 feet and it seems that you are even nearer to God."The final step in Spooner's flight training was "Advanced Flying School" at Foster Field in Victoria, Texas. These letters are written on letterhead from the field with the header, "University of the Clouds." During these advanced classes the focus was on instrument training, radio communication, and problem solving to assure the success of the pilots in combat situations. "It will be a lot of hard work but will be good life insurance in case we are ever lost in bad weather." In November he discusses the planes he's been working with saying, "Flew the P-40 again today for an hour and it is getting to be more and more fun. As I get used to flying it I think I will really enjoy it. It is so much more powerful and faster than an AT-6, but of course no two types of planes will fly alike." On December 5, 1943 Spooner graduated from Foster Field as a "Pearl Harbor class of flyer." In an official letter to his parents by H.H. Van Auken, Colonel Air Corps, his commanding officer writes, "Your son, Richard, graduated today...behind him now are many months of tough, hard training -- training so severe that only the best qualified have made the grade. The silver wings he has won are proof he belongs in the finest group of pilots in the world today, the Army Air Forces." After graduating Spooner was stationed at the Army Air Field in Galveston, Texas as a Lieutenant in the Air Corps where he awaiting his overseas orders. On June 6, 1944 he writes, "I'd surely like to be over there in it. Everyone has had their ear pressed to a radio all day trying to get some news. Tonight one of the nurses and I went to Chapel as there was a special prayer meeting to say a few for the guys over there." In July he writes, "Well I guess that what I've been expecting and hoping for for quite a while is just about ready to materialize and I'm not exactly sad about it. We expect to ship overseas in the near future but when only the Lord and the brass hats know. In the meantime we are impatiently chomping at the bit and waiting for that big day." By the end of the month he was at an air field in England where he piloted both a P-47 and P-51 for the 8th Air Force. He writes, "I was so struck with this country and by its peacefulness that I wrote a poem. Sort of corny but nevertheless a poem." His poem begins, "If this be England, then I know why so many men were willing to die; why so many heroes gave their all that this fair land should never fall." He writes his mother, "can't tell you much about my flying as this is a combat outfit and hence it is all forbidden." The letters stop at the end of 1944.In January of 1945, while on a mission to Germany his plane was shot down and Spooner was declared missing in action. He was accompanying a bomber squadron targeting a train near Bruehaal, Germany when he was shot down. The official report reads, "While strafing in the vicinity of Bruehaal on January 15, 1945, Lieut. R.H. Spooner was attacking a train...On the second pass while he was firing, small arms fire was returned from the train. Black smoke and flame appeared under the left side of the engine. Lieut. Spooner pulled up and jettisoned his external tanks and canopy after being warned his plane was burning. It appeared he did not have specific altitude to bail out. The plane went down, apparently under control, for an attempted forced landing. As he neared the ground, his right wing struck a tree, the ship was broke up and burned. Circling aircraft could see no signs of life."Later it was discovered that he had been taken prisoner after his crash. According to a newspaper clipping, "the P-47 Thunderbolt pilot was credited with damaging a Junkers 88 and had been awarded the air medal for meritorious achievement in his plane, "Portland Rose," shortly before his capture. Spooner was liberated from prison camp in April of 1945. Two small clippings document the news with headlines reading, "Portland Pilot Among Liberated," and "Richard Spooner Freed."An extensive collection of letters, photographs, and ephemera documenting a World War II pilot's entire training process as well as his tour of duty and his capture after a near fatal plane crash.

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         Sammlung / Archiv über den Endkampf um Berlin 1945 in 16 Aktenordnern, einmalig.

      Einzigartige Zusammenstellung des Sohnes von Bernhard v. Loßberg, (Wehrmachtsführungsstab). Dieser recherchierte über Jahrzehnte hinweg zum Endkampf um Berlin 1945. Es handelt sich um 16 Aktenordner: 1 (12. Armee) 5 (HGr WEICHSEL) 4 (3. Pz. Armee) 4 (Berlin 1945) 2 (9. Armee) Briefe von Generälen welche v. Loßberg interviewte,private Bilder, alles sehr ordentlich mit Heftfolien und Registern geordnet und sauber. Privatfotos von einer Reise von ihm entlang der Oder zu alten Kampfstellungen, dabei sogar das Hauptquartier von Himmler. Grundsätzlich handelt es sich um eine Sammlung von Sekundärliteratur zu den Endkämpfen vor und in Berlin - sehr akribisch gemacht, aus allen tlw. auch vollkommen unbekannten Quellen. Desweiteren sind sehr umfangreich und stark die Niederschriften der Generalität aus den ersten Nachkriegsjahren zum Themenkomplex Oderfront und Berlin 1945 enthalten. Diese kommen aus dem Bundesarchiv. Darunter z. B. auch sehr umfangreich die Erinnerungen von Krukenberg etc Dabei auch Schriftverkehr zwischen Oberstleutnant v. Lossberg und z.B. Tieke, Voigt und Generälen. Ähnlich arbeitete Wolfgang Venghaus mit seinem Buch Berlin 1945. Das Material ist evtl. geeignet für weitere Veröffentlichungen zum Themenkomplex. t

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         Sparkling Cyanide

      Collins ( Collins Crime Club ), UK 1945 - A UK first edition, first impression.Comes with a card SIGNED by Agatha Christie loosely laid in. THE WRAPPER: The wrapper on this copy is bright, clean and complete. it is unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing trivial wear at the top edge. The spine is unfaded and bright. It is rubbed and slightly chipped at either end. The back panel is gently soiled and shows light wear to the top and bottom edges. Looks sharp in protective plastic. THE BOOK : The book is tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are unfaded and clean. The corners are sharp. There is a touch of bruising to the spine ends. There a tiny slithers of fading to the spine ends. The text block is clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are sound - they are a little dusty and a little soiled. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is tight, the hinges are solid. A nice copy in a protected wrapper. Paypal accepted. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Porträt der Frau des Künstlers die ein Buch liest. Rechts unten mit *Walter Kohlhoff, (19)45 * signiert und datiert. Ölgemälde ( Tempera ) auf Leinwand.

      1945 - Bildmaß ca. 70 x 60 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Gezeigt wird die Frau des Künstlers in rotem Kleid mit großen Knöpfen beim Lesen. Das Bild mit dünnem Farbauftrag etwas berieben, craquelliert, etwas fleckig, oben mit kleiner Farbabplatzung - ungerahmt. >>>Walter Kohlhoff ( *1906Berlin– 1981 ebenda ). W. Kohlhoff war über 20 Jahre lang Vorstandsmitglied des Vereins Berliner Künstler. Maler urbaner Landschaften Berlins und seiner Umgebung. Kohlhoff zeigt seine Stadtbilder menschenleer und verleiht ihnen somit teils einen denkmalhaften Charakter. In seinen Arbeiten wendet er sich vor allem den ruhigen Orten der Großstadt wie auch Hinterhöfen, Großstadtdächern und abgelegenen Arealen wie Seitenstrassen, Kleingärten, Bahngleisen, Fabrikanlagen etc. Er malte im Rahmen einer späten Neusachlichkeit. Dies gilt auch für seine anderen Motive wie Bilder aus den Alpen, Landschaftsstudien, Stilleben. Ferner malte er Porträts, Selbstporträts und Aktzeichnungen.<<< ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) ( Artikelnumer 15758 ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Far East.

      London: B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1945. - Octavo. Original orange cloth lettered in yellow, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Very slightly bowed, spine a little faded at foot. A very good copy in the dust jacket, very lightly foxed, spine panel faded, chipped at extremities. Colour frontispiece after a painting by the author, 44 black and white photographs on plate paper, 14 illustrations in the text. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Hugh Francis who was so helpful to me in my travels abroad – with all good wishes Cecil Beaton". The recipient, Hugh Francis, has written his ownership signature above. Hugh Francis appeared in the 1971 film Beaton by Bailey, David Bailey's documentary profile of Beaton, making this a fine association copy. Far East is the photographically illustrated travelogue of the author's journey through India and China during the Second World War, on assignment from the Ministry of Information. This venture followed his previous Ministry-approved travels in the Middle East, which were published as Near East in 1943. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         L'Existence. Essais

      Paris: Gallimard, (1945). Original wrappers, paper browned. Service de presse copy. Nine essays by various hands including Camus. Inscribed by Camus incorporating the half-title "á Max Delatte Quelle [EXISTENCE] ! en sympathie, Albert Camus". With Delatte's bookplate. This was the first entry in Gallimard's "La Métaphysique" line, edited by Jean Grenier. Cloth case.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books]
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         Education européenne

      - Paris, Calmann-Lévy, 1945. Un volume in-12, agréable reliure traditionnelle demi-chagrin à coins, dos à quatre nerfs, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés, 178 p. Edition originale du premier roman de Gary. L'un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur Outhenin-Chalandre, seul grand papier. Hormis de légers frottements aux mors et aux nerfs, très bonne condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Mimeographed Press Release; April 25, 1945. No. 10

      Washington DC: (The White House), 1945. Band of toning to upper edge of first leaf; even toning to verso of last leaf; ink notation ("Truman") to one corner.. 5 mimeograph pages, approx. 8-1/2 X 11 inches, stapled in one corner. Text of President Truman's address to the United Nations Conference on International Organization, delivered via wire from the White House to delegates assembled at San Francisco for the meetings that ended with the signing of the Charter of the United Nations. Coming barely two weeks after the death of Franklin Roosevelt, Truman's address remarks paid tribute to his predecessor in extolling his vision for a peaceful post-war world.

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         The INTERPRETER, a Semi-monthly Comment on Current Events for People Concerned With the Achievement of Normal Living Through Decentralization.

      Brookville, Ohio; Suffern, New York: Loomis and Borsodi, Lane's End Homestead, 1945 - 1951. Very Good. Loomis, Mildred Jensen and Borsodi Ralph. The INTERPRETER, a Semi-monthly Comment on Current Events for People Concerned With the Achievement of Normal Living Through Decentralization. Published by Mildred Jensen Loomis and Ralph Borsodi at Lanes End Homestead, Brookville, Ohio, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948; from 1949, at Nyack Turnpike, Suffern, New York, with Loomis and Borsodi listed as editors. An incomplete run, 138 issues are offered here. A very rare publication, OCLC lists only one volume for 1949 in one library, that being at Harvard in the Loeb Library of the School of Design. 1945: Vol. I, Not bound, Nos. 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18.1946: Vol. II, Bound in a paper wrapper, Nos. 1 [numbered as Vol I, No. 24] laid in, 2 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 1], 3 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 2], 4 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 3], 5 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 4], 6 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 5], 7 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 6], 8 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 7], 9 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 8], 10 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 9], 11 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 10], 12 [numbered as Vol. II, no 11], 13 [numbered as Vol. I, no. 12], second copy of 13 [numbered as Vol. I, no. 12] laid in, 15 [numbered as Vol. I, no. 14] laid in, 16 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 15], 17, 19 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 18], 21 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 20], 22 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 21], 23 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 22], 24 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 23].1948: Vol IV, Not bound, Nos. 1 [numbered as Vol. III, no. 24], 4 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 3], 6 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 5], 7 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 6], 8 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 7], 10 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 9] 11 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 10], 12 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 11], 13 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 11], 14 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 13], 15 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 14], 16 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 15], 17 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 16], 18 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 17], 19 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 18], 20 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 19], 22 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 21], 23 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 22], 24 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 23].1949: Vol. V, Bound, Nos. 1 24. Note: only one issue appeared in March dated March 15, a 12- page issue; and the June 15 issue has a postage due 2 cents sticker on the last page, this returned copy was addressed to Edward Marshall. The newspapers name is printed upside down on p. 5 of the June 15 issue. Very good. 1950: Vol. VI, Bound, Nos. 1 (a returned copy sent to Sam Vigus) 5; No. 6 is The INTERPRETER QUARTERLY NORMAL LIVING, The Family Homestead Magazine, Spring 1950, dated March 15 and as Vol. VI, No. 6 (32 pages); Nos. 7 14, No. 14 is a Special Normal Living Edition Summer 1950 (30 pages); Nos. 15 23. Very good. 1951: Vol. VII, The INTERPRETER, a Commentary on Events and Education. (Vol. VII, No. 19); The INTERPRETER, a Commentary on Education and Living (No. 20), 21 24; 1952 Vol. VIII, nos. 1 - 13; The INTERPRETER, a Monthly Commentary on Education for Normal Living (No. 14), nos. 14 - 17. Vols. VII & VIII in one binding, Nos. 19 24 only comprise Vol. VII, and Nos. 1 13; for 1952, with a gap between issue 13, July 1, 1952, and issue 14, September, 1952, with only one issue published monthly from September through December, nos. 14 17. Very good. 1951: Vol. VII, nos. 19 24; 1952: Vol. VIII, nos. 1 --17; 1953: Vol. IX, 1 10; 1954: Vol. X, nos. 1 2, 4, 5, 7, in one binding. Vol. VII, no. 24, Vol. VIII, no. 4 is addressed to Laurence Labadie at 2306 Buchanan, Detroit, Michigan. Vol. VIII, no. 15, July 1952 printed as a sample copy. Vol IX, no. 3 is addressed to Laurence Labadie at 2306 Buchanan, Detroit, Michigan. The May 1954 issue has the incorrect volume number XI. A separate home-made wrapper of acidic paper, the paper used for years 1951 54 was very good with rag content. The newspapers are in very good to fine condition.

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         Cannery Row.

      New York: The Viking Press, 1945.. FIRST EDITION, ADVANCE READING COPY. Octavo (19 x 12cm), pp.[vi]; 208; [1], advertisements; [1], blank. Publisher's blue paper covers, printed in black to upper. Some minor rippling and toning to spine, text block is fresh; appears unread. The classic depression-era novella set in a run-down street of sardine canneries in Monterey, California, being a story of misfits, death and loneliness in the aftermath of World War II.

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         Stuart Little

      New York: The Viking Press, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing in first state dust jacket priced at $2.00 with "Harper & Brothers, Publishers" stated on front flap. (Stated "First edition" w/ 10-5 and I-U on copyright page.) 131pp. Publisher's tan cloth lettered in blue and white. Fine in Near Fine, slightly spine-toned dust jacket, slightly chipped along top edge of head and back panel. A beloved children's classic that inspired a 1999 film.

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         Le mur. La chambre. Erostrate. Intimité. L'enfance d'un chef.

      Paris Gakkunard. 1945 - 30,5x23,5 cm. 235 p., 1 p., 6 f. Avec 33 illustrations gravées sur cuivre en couleurs. Broché, chemise et emboîtage. No. 245/365 exemplaires numérotés sur Vélin de Rives (total 398 expl.). - Tache sur l'étiquette au dos de la chemise, le dos jauni et frotté. - Sinon très bel exemplaire.

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         Lirici greci

      Floriano Zigiotti, TRIESTE 1945 - ITALIANO Traduzione di Gioacchino Scognamiglio. Legatura con coperta morbida, con grandi macchie di umidità e muffa in particolare al dorso che presenta anche strappi; bordi usurati; coperta ingiallita con fioritura, così come tagli e carte, quest’ultime prensentano anch’esse macchie di umidità ed alcune risultano parzialmente distaccate. Sigle a matita al piatto posteriore

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         Hatt och huva : hur stat och kommun tillämpa behörighetslagens principer

      Publisher: Stockholm : Bonnier | 1945 | | 296 p. | | Some wear, typical antiquarian condition.

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         Hydrodynamics

      DOVER, 1945. INGLESE 0,9 Brossura con piega sull'angolo del piatto anteriore. Pagine ben salde, alcune con sottolineature a penna rossa, blu e a matita. Prefazione a cura dell'autore, professore onorario del Trinity College di Cambridge. USATO

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         CHINA SKY-RANDOLPH SCOTT-RUTH WARRICK-PEAL BUCK LINEN VG/FN

      1945 - 1945, One Sheet -(preservation) linen-backed original poster, RKO Radio Picture release starring Randolph Scott, Ruth Warrick, Ellen Drew; co-starring Anthony Quinn, Carol Thurston and Richard Loo. Based on the best selling novel by Pearl S. Buck. Directed by Ray Enright. This photo/art poster of Randolph Scott, Ruth Warrick (Phoebe Tyler Wallingford from TV's All My Children, and her 1st film as Mrs. Citizen (Emily) Kane opposite Orson Wells) is in excellent condition with slightly visible fold creases, minor border stains, slightly noticeable restorations, staple holes, and small repaired tears. Litho artwork by Morgan Litho Co of Cleveland. This one is worthy of framing!! NSS-45/113 Condition: VG/FN

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         Das Recht der Rasse. Kommentar zur Rassengesetzgebung

      (noch zu Nr.19083:) . . . an der eigenen Rasse. - Die Familie ist der heilige Hort deutscher Kraft, der Urquell alles Lebens. Sie rein und gesund zu erhalten und sie damit zu befähigen, ihrer Sendung für die Existenz und Größe unseres Volkes in Gegenwart und Zukunft gerecht zu werden, das ist höchste Verpflichtung und größte Sorge des nationalsozialistischen Staates. D a sd e u t s c h eR e i c hu n t e rF ü h r u n gA d o l fH i t l e r sb r a u c h tk e i n eH e l o t e no d e rS c h w ä c h l i n g e , sondern gesunde und starke Männer und Frauen deutscher Art. Nur dann ist Deutschlands Größe und Zukunft gesichert. Die nationalsozialistische Rassenlehre und Rassengesetzgebung ist die Anwendung des uralten und ewig wahren ungeschriebenen Gesetzes der Natur, daß der Stärkere siegt und seine Art ewig lebt, daß aber der Schwächling untergehen und im Wege der Auslese erliegen muss. Es war daher die Aufgabe des nationalsozialistischen Gesetzgebers, durch den Erlass einer dieser einen naturgegebenen und geschichtlich erhärteten ewigen Wahrheit entsprechenden Gesetzgebung, das deutsche Blut vor fremdrassiger Vermischung zu schützen, festzulegen wer Deutscher, Mischling oder Jude ist, und die Erbgesundheit des deutschen Blutes durch Verhinderung erbkranker Ehen zu sichern, und damit durch gesetzlichen Zwang eine weitere Schädigung des Volkskörpers zu unterbinden . . . In diesem Kommentar sind, streng vom Standpunkt der nationalsozialistischen Bewegung aus, erläutert: 1. Reichsbürgergesetz, 2. Blutschutzgesetz, 3. Ehegesundheitsgesetz mit allen dazugehörigen Ausführungsbestimmungen, Durchführungsverordnungen und den Runderlassen der zuständigen Ministerien. Im fachlichen Zusammenhang sind abgedruckt alle einschlägigen Rassenschutz- und Rassenpflegegesetze" - Erste Auflage, EA, Erstausgabe in sehr guter Erhaltung - Deutsches/Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland, Nürnberger Gesetze, Recht der Rasse in Österreich , Einzug rassenrechtlicher Bestimmungen im Lande Österreich gemäß Führererlass, maßgebliches Erläuterungswerk des deutschen Rassenrechts, deutsche Rassenpolitik im 20. Jahrhundert, Rassenschutz und Rassenpflege vor 1945, durchgreifendste Gesetzgebung in der Judenfrage durch das Deutschland Adolf Hitlers, Verbrechen an der eigenen Rasse, keine Heloten oder Schwächlinge sondern gesunde und starke Männer und Frauen deutscher Art braucht das deutsche Reich unter Führung Adolf Hitlers, nationalsozialistische Rassenlehre und Rassengesetzgebung, Schutz deutschen Blutes vor fremdrassiger Vermischung, Verhinderung der Weiterschleppung von Erbkrankheiten auf die Nachkommenschaft durch den Nationalsozialismus, praktische Anwendung der Rassenlehre, Reichsbürgerbrief, Reichsstelle für Sippenforschung, jüdische Religionsgemeinschaft, Systemrasse, rechtsstellungsmäßig eingeteilte Stufenleiter vom Volljuden zum Arier, Zigeuner, Begriffsbestimmung "artfremdes Blut", Eheschließung von deutschblütigen Personen mit Zigeunern, Negern usw., Eheeignungs-Prüfungsbogen, fortpflanzungsunfähiger Ehegatte, außerehelicher Geschlechtsverkehr zwischen Juden und Staatsangehörigen deutschen oder artverwandten Blutes, amtliche Begriffsbestimmung des außerehelichen Geschlechtsverkehrs, Zweck des Verbots: mischrassige Nachkommenschaft zu verhüten, Verfolgung wegen Rassenschande / rassenschänderischen Verhaltens, außerehelicher Geschlechtsverkehr zwischen deutschblütigen Personen und Personen einer anderen artfremden Rasse als der jüdischen, Unzulässigkeit des Geschlechtsverkehrs eines Juden mit einer deutschblütigen Dirne, Entmannung, artfremd-jüdischer Mischling, Rassenmischehe, jüdische Farben, Volljude, Judenmischling, Halbjude, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung

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         [Photo Album]: German Family Album

      , 1945. 1945. Near Fine. Oblong quarto. String-tied striped cloth over paper board measuring 9" x 11". Contains 123 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs with some captions in German measuring between 2" x 3.5" and 5" x 7". Slight toning and short tears else near fine with near fine photographs.A German family photo album spanning the years from 1930 to 1945. The album shows a variety of events and family members throughout the 15 years that are represented. People are shown posing in silly, lighthearted ways and are also captured in candids. There are also photos of a young man and woman on a motorcycle in 1930 and posing with their car. A handful of photos show the family on a trip of the S.S. Bremen in November of 1930. Later in the album hints of the gathering storm of World War II are scattered throughout. One photo shows a young Nazi soldier with a swastika armband standing at attention and reads, in English, "mom's brother," most likely written later. Another photo shows a small parade marching through town with soldiers and civilians holding up a swastika banner and one that reads, "Schumacher'sche fabrik" or "Schumacher's Factory." The album continues with group photos of smiling families celebrating holidays and enjoying the warmer months outside. It seems at some point they visited or immigrated to Aldenville, Pennsylvania because some of the later photos from 1945 are taken there. It is possible they were attempting to escape the war.A nice collection of German family images with ties to World War II.

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         [Scrapbook]: World War II Air Force Pilot and POW Album

      Oregon, Texas, 1945. Very Good. Oblong folio. Measuring 12" x 15". String-tied black cloth over paper boards with "The Ideal Scrapbook" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 35 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2" x 2.5" and 6" x 10" with captions, as well as 193 letters, 16 newspaper clippings, 3 pictorial postcards, and various military ephemera. Photo album is good with detached pages, spotting, and tears with near fine photos and letters with occasional tears.A scrapbook kept by First Lieutenant Richard "Dick" H. Spooner and his mother, Ruth, while Richard was serving with the 8th Air Force during World War II between 1943 and 1945. Spooner wrote his mother often beginning with his basic training and continuity through his shipment overseas, all discussed in just under 200 letters he composed to her during the war. Many of the letters are on military letterhead including Spooner's Air Force stationary as well as various bases. Originally from Oregon, Spooner joined the war effort in 1943 and attended the San Antonio Aviation Cadet training center. There he took classes and underwent exams to determine whether he would be trained as a bombardier, navigator, or pilot. An official Air Forces letter dated January 29, 1943 states that Spooner was given his classification, pilot, and began his preflight training which would take about nine weeks. In a letter dated January 30, 1943 he writes to his family, "By the time you get this letter you will probably have gotten my note and the copy of my classification for pilot training. That is really super isn't it? God but I was really nervous when I took that darn physical and I was damned anxious when I was waiting for my classification."A letter from Major General G.C. Brant, at Randolph Field, Texas dated March 2, 1943 to Ruth Spooner reads, "I note that your boy, now an Aviation Cadet, has been specially selected for training as a Pilot in the Army Air Forces...The duties of an Army Pilot call for a high degree of mental and physical alertness, sound judgement, and an inherent aptitude for flying. Men who will make good material for training as Pilots are rare...Comprehensive tests indicate that your son stands a very good chance of successfully completing the rigid training for an army pilot and you have every reason to be proud of him."By May, 1943 Spooner was preparing to fly and was moved to Corsicana Field in Texas to begin his flight courses. "After ten months of waiting I am just about ready to fly." Later in June of '43 he writes, "I got great news for you today. We just got in from the flying line and guess what, I soloed today - (long pause)." He writes in a letter soon after, "We have been flying in the mornings and we get out as early as possible. I got two hours and a half in the air today and my instructor said I gave him a damned good ride." While nearly the end of his flying training he writes, "Am having a lot of fun flying as we are now on the acrobatic phase. This is really fun and it is just like riding around with a stunt flyer. We started doing loops and snap rolls today. These are exciting as hell and it's more fun than going to Jantzen Beach." He continues, "everything sure looks queer upside down but in a loop you have no sensation of being upside down."After completing flying school Spooner was shipped to Enid, Oklahoma for basic training at the Enid Army Flying School. By the end of August Spooner had been promoted from Cadet Major to Cadet Colonel. He wrote to his mother saying, "I am the King Commander and thus the hour charger of the entire Cadet Detachment on this post. I was very happy about getting a crack at this job as it will mean plenty on my service record." As they neared the end of their training the cadets went on flights outside of Oklahoma to nearby states. On September 17 Spooner took a night flight to Anthony, Kansas writing, "It isn't a very long fight but it should be a lot of fun and by the time that I leave here there will be a full moon...At night the moon is really beautiful from about 5000 feet and it seems that you are even nearer to God."The final step in Spooner's flight training was "Advanced Flying School" at Foster Field in Victoria, Texas. These letters are written on letterhead from the field with the header, "University of the Clouds." During these advanced classes the focus was on instrument training, radio communication, and problem solving to assure the success of the pilots in combat situations. "It will be a lot of hard work but will be good life insurance in case we are ever lost in bad weather." In November he discusses the planes he's been working with saying, "Flew the P-40 again today for an hour and it is getting to be more and more fun. As I get used to flying it I think I will really enjoy it. It is so much more powerful and faster than an AT-6, but of course no two types of planes will fly alike." On December 5, 1943 Spooner graduated from Foster Field as a "Pearl Harbor class of flyer." In an official letter to his parents by H.H. Van Auken, Colonel Air Corps, his commanding officer writes, "Your son, Richard, graduated today...behind him now are many months of tough, hard training -- training so severe that only the best qualified have made the grade. The silver wings he has won are proof he belongs in the finest group of pilots in the world today, the Army Air Forces." After graduating Spooner was stationed at the Army Air Field in Galveston, Texas as a Lieutenant in the Air Corps where he awaiting his overseas orders. On June 6, 1944 he writes, "I'd surely like to be over there in it. Everyone has had their ear pressed to a radio all day trying to get some news. Tonight one of the nurses and I went to Chapel as there was a special prayer meeting to say a few for the guys over there." In July he writes, "Well I guess that what I've been expecting and hoping for for quite a while is just about ready to materialize and I'm not exactly sad about it. We expect to ship overseas in the near future but when only the Lord and the brass hats know. In the meantime we are impatiently chomping at the bit and waiting for that big day." By the end of the month he was at an air field in England where he piloted both a P-47 and P-51 for the 8th Air Force. He writes, "I was so struck with this country and by its peacefulness that I wrote a poem. Sort of corny but nevertheless a poem." His poem begins, "If this be England, then I know why so many men were willing to die; why so many heroes gave their all that this fair land should never fall." He writes his mother, "can't tell you much about my flying as this is a combat outfit and hence it is all forbidden." The letters stop at the end of 1944.In January of 1945, while on a mission to Germany his plane was shot down and Spooner was declared missing in action. He was accompanying a bomber squadron targeting a train near Bruehaal, Germany when he was shot down. The official report reads, "While strafing in the vicinity of Bruehaal on January 15, 1945, Lieut. R.H. Spooner was attacking a train...On the second pass while he was firing, small arms fire was returned from the train. Black smoke and flame appeared under the left side of the engine. Lieut. Spooner pulled up and jettisoned his external tanks and canopy after being warned his plane was burning. It appeared he did not have specific altitude to bail out. The plane went down, apparently under control, for an attempted forced landing. As he neared the ground, his right wing struck a tree, the ship was broke up and burned. Circling aircraft could see no signs of life."Later it was discovered that he had been taken prisoner after his crash. According to a newspaper clipping, "the P-47 Thunderbolt pilot was credited with damaging a Junkers 88 and had been awarded the air medal for meritorious achievement in his plane, "Portland Rose," shortly before his capture. Spooner was liberated from prison camp in April of 1945. Two small clippings document the news with headlines reading, "Portland Pilot Among Liberated," and "Richard Spooner Freed."An extensive collection of letters, photographs, and ephemera documenting a World War II pilot's entire training process as well as his tour of duty and his capture after a near fatal plane crash.

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         YUGOSLAVIAN POLITICAL CHILDREN'S MAGAZINE: CICIBAN. 1945-46.

      Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga, September -June 1946. 1945 - Small 4°, 10 numbers in 9 volumes, 194 pp., [1], with colour illustrated covers and colour full page illustrations and colour illustrations within text, stapled, accompanied with original hard-cover pink binding with illustrated cover and linen back. (Very Good, magazines loose inside binding with broken binding, paper with light foxing, some leaves loose, white endpapers loose, tiny tears in margins, binding slightly rubbed and scuffed on the edges) The complete first year of highly influential Yugoslavian children’s pro-Communist and pro-Tito propaganda magazine, published in the first months after WWII in Slovenia, was richly illustrated by academic artists. This is the complete first year of the children’s magazine Ciciban, issued in 10 numbers in 9 volumes between September 1945 and June 1946, for the first year of school in Slovenian language after the end of WWII in May 1945. The magazines include stories, poems, riddles and plays for children, all richly illustrated with colourful images. The thematic of the articles and songs rotates mostly around war subjects and post-war problematic, such as young orphans, refugees, children, who were prisoners of war and who saw their houses being destroyed and their families murdered, children, who helped assassinating the Nazis etc. These somehow disturbing and sometimes extremely cruel articles are accompanied with colourful illustrations of the highest quality, made by the leading academic artists of the time, most of which worked in underground Partisan printing presses during WWII. These articled with attractive illustrations were meant to speak to the smallest readers, highly traumatised after WWII and many of them living as orphans with their grandparents or refugees in other parts of Yugoslavia, to join in political groups of Pioneers, led by president Tito. The Pioneers, the term which corresponds the Cubs in North America, were a mandatory political children group, which primal job in the post war years was to help each other and with hard work contribute rebuilding the country. They have also received free schooling, meals, uniforms, school trips and membership at sport clubs. With these organisations, supported by children’s magazines such as Ciciban, Yugoslavia was keeping the youth, which after the war years was traumatised, poor and without a reliable future, on the straight and narrow. Ciciban remained the most popular children’s magazine in Slovenia in the times of Yugoslavia, with obligatory subscription for every child between 7-9 years of age. It included literature, educational articles, high quality colour illustrations by academic artists and political propaganda. After Tito’s death and the division of Yugoslavia, the magazine lost its political and propaganda note. It is still published today as one of the most influential educational magazines in the country. The early editions are rare, because they were printed in smaller numbers. Especially rare are the editions until 1948, when after the fall-out between Tito and Stalin, Yugoslavia strictly forbade the pro-Russian and pro-Communistic propaganda. The authors of the stories in these first editions were famous writers of children’s books such as Josip Ribi?i? (1986-1969) and Venceslav Winkler (1907-1975), and as well as foreign authors, such as Lev Tolstoy (1828–1910). The illustrators were Ive Subic (1922-1989), who was one of the most active underground Partisan artists during WWII, Maksim Gaspari, with one of the longest careers as illustrator of Children's books, Tone Kralj (1900-1975), known for his wall paintings, the architect and Art-Deco illustrator Janko Omahen (1898-1980), and many other famous painters and designers. The issues are accompanied with an original binding, which could be ordered at the end of the year by subscribers from the publisher.

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         Le Tableau suivi d'Autres Contes.

      - P. Aux Depens d'un Amateur 1945. In-12° oblong en ff, sous chemise et étui. Premier tirage de cet ouvrage illustré de 16 gravures libres à l'eau-forte en couleurs attribuées à Jean TRAYNIER. Tirage limité à 150 exemplaires. Un des 70 sur grand vélin Malacca enrichi d'une suite en bistre et d'une suite de la décomposition des couleurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Collection of 6 Film Star Dress-Up Doll Books, with 2 Colouring Books.

      US. Post 1945. - 8 folio books, each about 12 x 11ins, original pictorial stiff cardboard covers, very little wear, an occasional small split to covers where doll has been pushed out (no loss). Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Cut Out Dolls. 1954, Whitman Publishing. Janet Leigh Statuette Dolls Featuring Dresses Designed by Janet Leigh. 1957 by Leigh-Mor.Inc. These 2 with 2 interior pockets with push out dolls and a large folding sheet of costumes (8 full-pages each). Elizabeth Taylor 2 Cut-Out Dolls, Authorised Edition. Whitman, 1949. Elizabeth Taylor, MGM Star, 2 Cut Out Dolls, Authorised Edition, Whitman, 1953. Betty Hutton, A Paramount Pictures Star, Authorised Edition. And Her Girls. Cut Out Dolls. Whitman, 1951 (additional image of Hutton and her daughters, Lindsay and Candice, now loose but was once an overlay to the cover). Betty Grable Cut-Out Dolls. Authorised Edition. Whitman, 1946. These 4 with a push-out doll on each card cover, 8 sheets of costumes each. 2 Colouring Books, each with photographic covers and 60 pages, all unused, printed on pulp paper, so rather brittle but complete. Betty Grable Colouring Book. Twentieth Century Fox Star. Merrill Co, 1953. Elizabeth Taylor Coloring Book (A Book to Color). MGM Star. Authorised Edition. Whitman, 1952. Joints split. Remarkable to find complete, and the colouring books unused. A sideways glimpse into an idealised world of pools, premiers, limitless costume changes and public adulation mixed with domestic and personal bliss.

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         Stuart Little.

      New York, NY: Harper and Brothers. 1945 - [Children's classic]. FIRST EDITION. Crown octavo (21 x 14cm), pp.122 [2]. With 87 in-text illustrations by Garth Williams. In publisher's pale green cloth with darker green and pale orange titles and an illustration to spine and upper board. With original colour illustrated dust-jacket. Green decorated endpapers. Illustrated bookplate of Maxine and Mark Thumim to verso of half-title. Spine and fore-edges lightly toned. Browning to jacket edges and spine. Brittleness to jacket hinges has led to some closed tears along the spine. Chipping to head and tail. Very good overall. The classic story of a talking mouse adopted by a family living in New York. Basis for the highly successful 1999 Sony Pictures movie starring Hugh Laurie Michael J. Fox and Geena Davis. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Ballet

      New York: J.J. Augustin, 1945. First edition. Original boards, original dust jacket. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION, AN OUTSTANDING COPY IN THE SCARCE ORIGINAL SLIPCASE, of Brodovitch's masterpiece. "Although known primarily as a mentor and patron of photographers, due in large part to his position as art director and graphic designer at Harper's Bazaar, Alexey Brodovitch also made a legendary photobook of his own. Ballet, published in 1945 by J J Augustin in New York, has become a photobook legend for two reasons. Firstly, only a few hundred copies were printed, so the book is more talked about than actually seen. Secondly, the volume was extremely radical, both in terms of the images themselves and their incorporation into the design and layout... "The 104 pictures in Ballet had been taken by Brodovitch between 1935 and 1937. He photographed ballet companies visiting New York, including the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, with whom he worked in Paris in the 1920s. Brodovitch shot the photographs with a 35 mm Contax camera, during both rehearsals and performances, by available light, hand-held, and using shutter speeds as slow as a fifth of a second or more. This resulted in blurred images of the moving dancers and in high-contrast, grainy negatives exhibiting burnt-out areas of flare from the stage lighting. These pictures totally violated the accepted conventions of good photographic technique, which demanded a sharp rendition of the subject and a wide, smooth tonal scale. Far from trying to mitigate these shortcomings, Brodovitch deliberately exaggerated them. He printed on high-contrast paper, bleached areas with the chemical ferricyanide to create more contrast, and enlarged tiny portions of the negative to increase grain - familiar strategies in the 1950s and 60s, but not in the 1940s. "Brodovitch's layout was as radical as his pictures. He divided the book into eleven segments, each corresponding to a ballet. Every section was laid out in a continuous strip, each image bled across its own page, so that a double-page spread can often be read as a single panorama, and the whole section like a strip of movie film. This gives the book a vibrancy and a fluidity that perfectly captures the motion of the dance... Ballet is one of the most successful attempts at suggesting motion in photography, and certainly one of the most cinematic and dynamic photobooks ever published" (Parr/Badger, Vol 1; 240-1). Roth 101. Housed in a spectacular custom box by noted book artist Sjoerd Hofstra. New York: J J Augustin, 1945. Text by Edwin Denby. 104 black and white photographs. Oblong folio (8 3/4 x 11 x 1/4 in), original boards, original French fold dust jacket; original slipcase. Housed in custom half-leather box. Slipcase lacking spine and separated at base; front label with paste action and one corner lifting. Book and dust jacket nearly perfect with only a hint of fraying to dust jacket corners. A stunning copy.

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         Photo Album]: German Family Album

      1945 - Oblong quarto. String-tied striped cloth over paper board measuring 9" x 11". Contains 123 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs with some captions in German measuring between 2" x 3.5" and 5" x 7". Slight toning and short tears else near fine with near fine photographs.A German family photo album spanning the years from 1930 to 1945. The album shows a variety of events and family members throughout the 15 years that are represented. People are shown posing in silly, lighthearted ways and are also captured in candids. There are also photos of a young man and woman on a motorcycle in 1930 and posing with their car. A handful of photos show the family on a trip of the S.S. Bremen in November of 1930. Later in the album hints of the gathering storm of World War II are scattered throughout. One photo shows a young Nazi soldier with a swastika armband standing at attention and reads, in English, "mom's brother," most likely written later. Another photo shows a small parade marching through town with soldiers and civilians holding up a swastika banner and one that reads, "Schumacher'sche fabrik" or "Schumacher's Factory." The album continues with group photos of smiling families celebrating holidays and enjoying the warmer months outside. It seems at some point they visited or immigrated to Aldenville, Pennsylvania because some of the later photos from 1945 are taken there. It is possible they were attempting to escape the war.A nice collection of German family images with ties to World War II.

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         SMÅTROLLEN OCH DEN STORA ÖVERSVÄMNINGEN (English title: The Moomins and the Great Flood).

      Helsinki: Söderström & Co. Förlagsaktiebolag. 1945. First edition, first printing of the first Moomin book. First edition, first printing of the first Moomin book. Publisher's original colour illustrated stapled card covers. Illustrated by the author throughout. Text in Swedish. A superb fine copy, the binding square, firm and bright. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A stunning example, scarce in this condition. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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         The Three Railway Engines. Illustrated by William Middleton.

      Leicester: Edmund Ward, [1945] - Duodecimo. Original cream boards, titles and border to front board in green. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Water damage to front few pages, leaving no stain and never affecting text, a few quires a little loose. A very good copy in the toned and slightly nicked jacket, a little loss to spine ends, remains of 6 tape repairs. Illustrations throughout. First edition, first impression. The Three Railway Engines was the first book in the Railway Series by Awdry, introducing Edward, Gordon and Henry (Thomas the Tank Engine did not appear until a year later in 1946). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Complete Collection of American Artists Group Monographs

      American Artists Group 1945-1946, New York - Series issued by the American Artists Group, founded by Samuel Golden in imitation of the better-known Depression-era Associated American Artists, but in this case the prints sold were unlimited, unsigned, and dirt cheap, much to the dismay of other New York-based purveyors of fine prints. (See Helen Langa, Radical Art (2004), pp. 18-19.) List of artists as follows:1. John Sloan2. Rockwell Kent3. Thomas H. Benton4. Max Weber5. Waldo Peirce6. Stuart Davis7. Eugene Speicher8. Edward Hopper9. Alexander Brook10. Gladys Rockmore Davis11. Yasuo Kuniyoshi12. Bernard Karfiol13. Charles Burchfield14. Johnb Steuart Curry15. William Zorach16. Doris Lee17. Leon Kroll18. Arnold Blanch19. Raphael Soye20. Frederick Taubes. Twenty volumes; 12mo (15.5cm.); uniformly bound in cloth-backed pictorial paper-covered boards; color plates and text illus. throughout each volume. All show general wear and some board exposure, some more heavily so than others, most with price sticker ghost to upper cover, else a Very Good and sound set overall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Fischkutter im Hafen mit Personenstaffage. Öl auf Platte, links unten mit *Tesdorpf-Edens (19)45 * signiert und datiert ( Datierung etwas undeutlich ), gerahmt.

       1945 Bildmaß ca. 29,5 x 30,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Öl auf Platte - gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß ca. 46 x 52 cm ). Das Ölgemälde gering berieben, am Oberrand durch alte Rahmung etwas stärker berieben, ansonsten aber von guter Erhaltung, der Rahmen etwas bestoßen. ( Literatur u.a.: Der Neue Rump, Hamburger Künstlerlexikon Seite 463 f ). ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Ilse Tesdorpf-Edens, Hafen, Elbe, Kutter, Fischkutter, Gemälde, Ölgemälde, Hamburg, Google, signiert

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         SÁRGA KÖNYV. ADATOK A MAGYAR ZSIDÓSÁG HÁBORÚS SZENVEDÉSEIBOL. 1941-1945.

      Hechaluc kiadás. Budapest 1945 - (1945) . Original Illustrated Paper Wrappers, Small 8vo, 216 pages. Eredeti borítóval. Includes 9 powerful original linocut illustrations, and cover design, by Shagra Weil. Also includes a bit of music.Title translates as "The Yellow Book. Data on the War Losses of Hungarian Jewry. 1941-1945." One of the earliest book about the Hungarian Holocaust. Published by Hechaluc (Hehalutz), the Zionist resistant movement, whose legendary headquarters was located at the Üvegház (Glasshouse) in Budapest, a former glass-store. During the Holocaust about 3000 people found shelter there and it was the center for producing fake identification documents to save Hungarian Jews from persecution. Shraga Weil (Ferenc Ferdinánd; 1918-2009) was a Hungarian born Israeli painter. He studied at the Academy of Art in Prague and École des Beaux Arts in Paris. During WWII he was active in the Zionist underground movement in Budapest, working in the workshop for forging documents. After the war he sailed for Palestine on an illegal immigrant ship and became a member of Kibbutz Ha'ogen where he lived until his death. In 1959 Weil was awarded the Dizengoff Prize for painting. He created the doors of the main entrance to the Knesset building and the President's residence in Jerusalem. Weil painted the wooden panels in the Israeli Hall at the Kennedy Center. Sándor Groszmann (Alexander Grossmann, Ben Erec; 1909-2003) was a journalist and publisher, one of the main activists of the Hungarian Zionist movement and co-founder of "Hashomer Hatzair" in Hungary. He was one of the leaders at the "Glasshouse". "When the argument arose about whether to absorb more Jews into the 'Glass House' as they might endanger the lives of those already living there, he said: 'For the sake of one hundred thousand Jews it is worth to endanger our own lives'". (Gur, D.; 2007). After the liberation he was the secretary of JDC (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) in Budapest and member of the board of the Hungarian Zionist Association and of the "Eretz-Israel" office. In 1949 he left Hungary and after living in Austria and Israel he settled down in Switzerland where he started to publish books and the periodical "Jöv?" (Future). [Bibl.: Gur, D.: Brothers for Resistance and Rescue. The Underground Zionist Youth Movement in Hungary during Word War II. Jerusalem-New York, 2007; Cohen, A.: The Halutz Resistance in Hungary, 1942-1944. New York, 1986.]. Paper aged, Very Good Condition. (holo2-125-27) xx [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         ROOSTER CROWS

      - PETERSHAM,MAUD & MISKA. THE ROOSTER CROWS: A BOOK OF AMERICAN RHYMES AND JINGLES. NY: Macmillan 1945 (1945). 4to (8 1/4 x 10 1/2"), tan cloth, Fine in dust wrapper with pieces off top corners of front panel, not price clipped, no award medal. First edition. CALDECOTT AWARD WINNER. An American Mother Goose with beautiful color and black and white lithographs throughout. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Ballet

      New York: J.J. Augustin, 1945. FIRST EDITION, AN OUTSTANDING COPY IN THE SCARCE ORIGINAL SLIPCASE, of Brodovitch's masterpiece. "Although known primarily as a mentor and patron of photographers, due in large part to his position as art director and graphic designer at Harper's Bazaar, Alexey Brodovitch also made a legendary photobook of his own. Ballet, published in 1945 by J J Augustin in New York, has become a photobook legend for two reasons. Firstly, only a few hundred copies were printed, so the book is more talked about than actually seen. Secondly, the volume was extremely radical, both in terms of the images themselves and their incorporation into the design and layout..."The 104 pictures in Ballet had been taken by Brodovitch between 1935 and 1937. He photographed ballet companies visiting New York, including the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, with whom he worked in Paris in the 1920s. Brodovitch shot the photographs with a 35 mm Contax camera, during both rehearsals and performances, by available light, hand-held, and using shutter speeds as slow as a fifth of a second or more. This resulted in blurred images of the moving dancers and in high-contrast, grainy negatives exhibiting burnt-out areas of flare from the stage lighting. These pictures totally violated the accepted conventions of good photographic technique, which demanded a sharp rendition of the subject and a wide, smooth tonal scale. Far from trying to mitigate these shortcomings, Brodovitch deliberately exaggerated them. He printed on high-contrast paper, bleached areas with the chemical ferricyanide to create more contrast, and enlarged tiny portions of the negative to increase grain - familiar strategies in the 1950s and 60s, but not in the 1940s."Brodovitch's layout was as radical as his pictures. He divided the book into eleven segments, each corresponding to a ballet. Every section was laid out in a continuous strip, each image bled across its own page, so that a double-page spread can often be read as a single panorama, and the whole section like a strip of movie film. This gives the book a vibrancy and a fluidity that perfectly captures the motion of the dance... Ballet is one of the most successful attempts at suggesting motion in photography, and certainly one of the most cinematic and dynamic photobooks ever published" (Parr/Badger, Vol 1; 240-1). Roth 101.Housed in a spectacular custom box by noted book artist Sjoerd Hofstra.New York: J J Augustin, 1945. Text by Edwin Denby. 104 black and white photographs. Oblong folio (8 3/4 x 11 x 1/4 in), original boards, original French fold dust jacket; original slipcase. Housed in custom half-leather box. Slipcase lacking spine and separated at base; front label with paste action and one corner lifting. Book and dust jacket nearly perfect with only a hint of fraying to dust jacket corners. A stunning copy. Fine / Fine.

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        Cannery Row

      New York: Viking Press, 1945. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 7.5x5.25. First Edition, first printing Second extremely rare Binding (yellow) of Steinbecks foray into his California back yard. just as Missouri was Twin country, Monterey California is Steinbeck's . This is a fine study of pathos and humor at a time when the country needed both. An extremely fine copy in a nearly fine jacket( slight wear to joints and spine ends, back panel with some smudging and two creases, but still smooth, solid and attractive. There are two repaired tears at bottom of jacket on the verso side. Jacket priced ($2.00) unclipped and book unmarked in pristine internal condition. Nice dark stain on top edge. This fine collectible is protected in Mylar.

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