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        View. The Modern Magazine. Marcel Duchamp Number. Series V, No. 1.

      New York, Editor Ch. H. Ford 1945. 4°, 53 S. mit vielen Abbildungen und mittig ein Papierschnitt nach Entwurf von Duchamp der verschiedenartig zusammengesteckt werden kann, Illustr. Orig.-Broschur. Erste Ausgabe.- Mit Beiträgen von André Breton, Robert Desnos u.a.- Broschurrücken mit minimalen Knickspuren, bemerkenswert gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Kunst; Künstlerbücher

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Eckert & Kaun]
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        Cannery Row

      The Viking Press, New York, 1945 First Edition, first issue binding (mustard buff yellow cloth). Very Good minus in a Very Good minus dust jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Night Has a Thousand Eyes (First Edition)

      New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1945. First Edition. First Edition. An exceptionally bright copy of a key Woolrich title normally found the worse for wear. Basis for the 1948 film noir written for the screen by Jonathan Latimer and starring Edward G. Robinson. Near Fine in an about Near Fine dust jacket without a trace of the usual fading to the spine panel. Light, scattered foxing to the page fore-edges. Jacket is lightly rubbed at the extremities, with a few tiny closed tears. Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime, p. 243. Nevins, p. 529. Selby Canon, p. 88. Silver, pp. 205-206. Spicer, p. 415.

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        Ross Poldark

      The First UK printing published by Ward Lock and Co. in 1945. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. Light pushing at the spine ends. Covers lightly marked in places. Some fading / ghosting to the spine and cover edges. Mild toning to the text block. Light offsetting to the end papers. Free from erasures and inscriptions. A very nice copy despite being produced to war economy standards. The fragile paper WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good+ condition. Some edge wear, creasing and rubbing in places. Some closed tears in places. Chipping to the spine ends and corners. The colouring of the wrapper to the spine has slightly faded and is toned. Correctly priced at 8/6 net. The period wrapper artwork remains very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. The first title in the successful 'Poldark' series which has been adapted twice with acclaim for TV. Scarce to find in such condition having been produced cheaply to war economy standards. Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        I PITTORI CUBISTI

      CASA EDITRICE IL BALCONE, MILANO 1945 - TESTI E DOCUMENTI D'ARTE MODERNA ITALIANO Coperta rigida cartonata ingiallita, con lievissima fioritura e con alcuni aloni, dorso quasi del tutto mancante, vol. n. 2 della collana, con un chiarimento di Carlo Carrà, adesivo ex libris al frontespizio, pagine leggermente brunite dal tempo e con alcuni segni a matita, illustrazioni in nero a fine volume

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        The Blue Dahlia (Post-production script for the 1945 film)

      Paramount, Los Angeles 1945 - Post-production Release Dialogue Script for the 1946 film. The only script associated with the legendary noir that we have ever seen, and presumably the earliest continuity, dated 7 months prior to the film's release. "The Blue Dahlia" got off to a shaky start, as Raymond Chandler could not finish the screenplay on schedule, and was finally under the gun from Paramount to turn in a script with only 2 weeks to go. Chandler reportedly began a non-stop diet of alcohol and glucose injections, ultimately meeting the deadline and turning in his only original screen story, a hard-boiled gem that was the equal of any of his novels. A recognized gem as well: Chandler received an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay. Alan Ladd played the Chandler anti-hero to perfection, opposite Veronica Lake during a period when she could basically do no wrong. Tall white studio self-wrappers, dated September 21, 1945, with the sole screenwriting credit for Chandler on the first page. 66 leaves, mimeograph, side-stitched. Very Good condition, with a small bit of tearing at one of the staples and curl to a couple of corners. In a custom clamshell box, with matching folding chemise. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        CHARLOT MURALS IN GEORGIA

      University of Georgia Press, (1945). First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a Fine dustwrapper. Quarto in cloth, 2500 copies printed. With a lovely SIGNED INSCRIPTION from the author in the year of publication to Alma [Reed, author of THE MEXICAN MURALISTS, among others], noting the pages on which there are illustrations in which his wife and children appear: "For Alma/This book with no/reindeer and no crane --/But with Johnny and Ann/on plate 120-121/and Martin p. 139--/and Zohmah pl. 61./and Jean all over/N-Y-1945." Charlot has added drawings of 5 hearts in decreasing size after his name.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        120, Rue de la Gare. ( Tirage de tête, nominatif )

      Editions S.E.P.E. / Collection Le labyrinthe 1945. Fort in-12 broché de 199 pages au format 12,5 x 19 cm. Plats et et intérieur parfait. Dos bien carré. Non coupé. Etat magnfique, proche du parfait. Pas de justificatif de tirage. Il s'agit icie d'un des quelques exemplaires nominatifs, hors commerce, imprimés sur pur fil. Le nôtre est l'exemplaire réservé à l'actrice Sophie Desmarets. Rarissime édition en grand papier. Deuxième édition de la première enquête de Nestor Burma.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

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        The Open Society and its Enemies (In Two Volumes)

      George Routledge & Sons 1945 - First edition. (Precedes all other editions.) vii, 268 p.; v, 352 p. Black cloth with gilt lettering. Complete in two volumes. No jackets. About Very Good condition. Bottom edges each have a small black mark. Cloth of both volumes a bit stained and rubbed, corners bumped. Slight foxing to edges and endpapers, rear paste downs worn. The quite rare first appearance one of the philosophy work called "one of the great books of the century" by The Times of London. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        COSTUMES RURAUX EN BERRY (1800 - 1870)

      Sans Date, Vers 1945/50. In-folio, MANUSCRIT ORIGINAL AQUARELLES, LAVIS ET REHAUTS DE GOUACHE d'un ouvrage jamais édité par Solange Auxenfants. Premier et second plats rempliés Gouachés, 10 pages de texte calligraphiées à la main, signées Solange AUXENFANS, 2 ff.nn. pour la TABLE DES ILLUSTRATIONS, 3 Cahiers séparés avec titres manuscrits or pour les Costumes féminins, Coiffes et fichus, et Costumes masculins pour les 28 pages d'illustrations. Un magnifique ouvrage berrichon qui nous emmène dans tout le berry, de Châtillon sur Indre à Allogny, du haut au bas berry, du Métayer au berger et de la Coiffe à oreillons de Sancerre au fond de bonnet.

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        Exhibition of Photographic Images of German Concentration Camps and Destroyed Arnhem’ - including the controversial Elie Wiesel photo

      Exhibition catalogue no place 1945 - Pap, stapled, 15.5 x 12 cms, 32p, illustrations in bl/w. With 7p of text, containing 78 descriptions of photographs, and 25p of bl/w photographs, one of them the famous 'Elie Wiesel photograph' that gave rise to a good deal of controversy Extremely rare photobrochure showing what the allied forces found in the liberation of Dachau, Buchenwald and other Nazi concentration camps, including the controversial 'Elie Wiesel picture'. More photographs on request. - In good condition, with slight signs of use (small fold in front cover, small tear and some spotting of back cover.

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        Angers apre?s la tourmente, mai-aou?t 1944

      Angers, Petit 1945 - Near fine copy in the original stiff-card wrappers; edges very slightly dust-dulled and toned. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Physical description; 52 pages illustrations. Notes; No. 71 of 350 copies with a personal dedication (SIGNED) by the artist. Subjects; Chanoine Civrays. Charles Tranchand. Angers. World War II. French art. 1 Kg. 52 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Costumes de notre terroir accompagné de trois dessins à la gouache.

      Paris Odé 1945 1 in-4Trois dessins à la gouache signés par BEUVILLE, SAINTE-CROIX, et CLAVE, 31.5 x 22.7 cm, (1945). Textes et préfaces de Charles Brun. Paris, Odé, 1945, in-4, vélin à bradel, titre en long sur le dos. Album présentant la richesse et la diversité des costumes régionaux des provinces françaises. Les illustrateurs présentent, avec exactitude, l'infinie variété de ces costumes. Tirage limité à 990 exemplaires. Un des 10 exemplaires sur Hollande van Gelder contenant trois originaux. Le premier dessin, de BEUVILLE, représente un paysage de la campagne limousine près d'Uzerche. Un fermier laboure son champ aidé par deux boeufs. Le second original de G. de SAINTE-CROIX, peint à la gouache, représente le ferrage des boeufs dans le limousin. La gouache originale de CLAVE représente une jeune paysanne du Périgord, en, buste, coiffée d'un foulard rouge à carreaux et portant dans ses bras un bouquet de fleurs des champs. Annotations manuscrites, à la mine de plomb, au dos de chacun des dessins. Petites usures et salissures a à la reliure, quelques rousseurs internes.

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        Des Livres pour tous les enfants.

      1945Lithographie en couleurs signée dans la planche en bas à droite, Paris, Imprimerie Chachoin, (1945), 33 x 100 cm. Affiche publicitaire, entoilée, pour l'Alliance du Livre. Belle promotion pour le livre d'enfants où Bécassine côtoie Babar, les contes de Perrault, Jean de La Fontaine et Robinson Crusoë...

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        The Lurker at the Threshold.

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House,, 1945. Octavo. Original black cloth, title to spine gilt. With the dust jacket designed by Ronald Clyne. A fine copy in the dust jacket with a couple of nicks to spine ends. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Derleth on the front free endpaper, "Sincerely, August Derleth."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Framed Inscribed Vintage Photograph

      , 1945. 1945. unbound. 8.5 x 7.25-inch black-and-white vintage photo of a dapper Ellington, leaning into view with a piano in the background -- no place, no date, circa 1945. Inscribed on the right side: "To my friend Buck, good luck, Duke Ellington." Matted in black and set in a black and silver frame measuring 13 x 12 inches. Very good(+) condition.

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        The Voyage of Captain Bellingshausen to the Antarctic Seas 1819-1821. Translated from the Russian. Edited by Frank Debenham .

      London Hakluyt Society 1945 - First English Edition. Hakluyt Society second series, XCI &XCII. 2 volumes, 8vo., 20 maps, frontispiece to each volume, 36 plates, original blue cloth gilt, original cream dustwrappers lettered in black, a fine set. Very rare with dustwrappers. Bellingshausen and his 118 companions belong in the front rank of early Antarctic explorers: they circumnavigated the Antarctic circle (the first since Cook to have done so), confirmed the existence of the South Shetland islands, discovered several new islands at high southern latitudes, and may well have been the first to sight the Antarctic continent itself. This is the first translation of Bellinghausen's original Russian narrative (1831), complete with notes from one of Britain's most experienced Antarctic geographers. Taurus 3; Rosove 33.A1. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        J. Fletcher Lankton, John N. Ziegele, Architects (title from cover)

      172 pp. volume distributed by the architectural firm of J. Fletcher Lankton-John N. Ziegel & Associates to demonstrate the work that they do, covering a wide range of domestic and civic architectural designs, including houses, apartment buildings, a bank, a bus depot, grocery stores, theatres, businesses, restaurants, a hospital, service stations, schools, and stores, divided into categories including Residential, Apartment Buildings, Reconstruction, Experimental Buildings, Institutional and Commercial, and Slum Clearance and Large Scale Housing Projects, table of contents, followed by an unpaginated section of contemporary advertisements for related businesses. Profusely illustrated throughout with photographs, sketches, floor plans, and architectural elevations. Folio. Orig. illus. wrpps., plastic spiral-bound. Rubbing to back cover, bumping to extremities, two pages loose from binding. Peoria, Illinois (Barclay Photo Co.) n.d. (circa 1945). An in-depth survey of a wide range of buildings designed by an important American architectural firm in 1940's Peoria, Illinois. As of February 2016, WorldCat locates 2 institutional holdings in the United States.

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        Proclamation

      1945 - TRUMAN, Harry. A Proclamation. Washington, D.C., May 8, 1945. Large official broadside (11 by 16 inches). $25,000.Large elaborate signed three-color broadside of President Truman's proclamation upon the Nazi surrender to the allied forces, praising the armed forces and designating a day of prayer to offer "joyful thanks to God for the victory we have won and to pray that He will". guide us into the ways of peace." Handsomely set in Gothic type and boldly signed in ink "Harry Truman.""On the day before Hitler's suicide, all German troops in Italy laid down their arms. On May 4th, German forces in Holland, Denmark and northwest Germany surrendered to British Field Marshall Montgomery. On the 6th, Donitz authorized General Alfred Jodl to "˜conclude an armistice agreement' with General Eisenhower. The Germans wanted a separate peace with the allied troops in the West in order to continue their battle with the Russians in the East. Eisenhower would have none of it. He ordered the Germans to surrender unconditionally the next day. The Germans acquiesced, signing the surrender document on May 7th". The cessation of fighting took effect at 11:01 P.M. on May 8th" (Georges Blond). In this triumphal proclamation President Truman gives special praise to the armed forces: "The Allied armies, through sacrifice and devotion and with God's help, have wrung from Germany a final and unconditional surrender. The western world has been freed of the evil forces which for five years and longer have imprisoned the bodies and broken the lives of millions upon millions of free-born men. They have violated their churches, destroyed their homes, corrupted their children, and murdered their loved ones. Our Armies of Liberation have restored freedom to these suffering peoples, whose spirit and will the oppressors could never enslave." Truman read this proclamation at a news conference held in his office at the White House on Tuesday, May 8, 1945. Before reading, he remarked: "This is a solemn but glorious hour. General Eisenhower informs me that the forces of Germany have surrendered to the United Nations. The flags of freedom fly all over Europe." Set handsomely in two columns of Gothic type, with large gilt initial letter and red and blue paragraph letters, this elegant broadside commemorates one of history's greatest military victories. Without lozenge bearing the seal; with scarce red, white and blue ribbon used to tie the document when rolled. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        The Sonnets

      Shakespeare Head Press, Oxford 1945 - 8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full scarlet morocco, a decorative gilt block on both covers, the spine lettered in gilt, hand-marbled endleaves, gilt edges.

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        LORD OF THE WORLD : A Novel

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. 1945. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ price-clipped dust jacket. Edge wear. Spine sunned. First Edition Thus; no additional printings indicated. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Parfums

      Paris Raucourt 1945 Un volume petit in-Folioen feuilles, non rognÈes, couverture illustrÈe rempliÈe. 16 feuillets non chiffrÈs, 2 feuillets blancs.Rare ouvrage non mis dans le commerce tirÈ ‡ 1000 exemplaires sur pur chiffon d'Auvergne et ÈditÈ par la parfumerie Raucourt situÈe place VendÙme ‡ Paris. Michel de Brunhoff, qui dirigea le magazine Vogue France et lanÁa Yves Saint-Laurent, fit appel ‡ ses amis artistes pour la rÈalisation de cet album composÈ de 4 textes† : Puissance des Parfums par Paul ValÈry, Philosophie des parfums par J. de Lacretelle, Le choix d'un parfum par Louise de Vilmorin et Connaissance des parfums par Colette qui tint un temps un salon de beautÈ. Il est magnifiquement illustrÈ de lithographies en couleurs in-texte et de 4 superbes hors texte par Matisse, Derain, BÈrard et Van Dongen. Exemplaire n? 147. Superbe.360x285x10mm, poids : 0.5kg, envoi soignÈ en Chrono 13 de Chronopost One volume, small F?, loose leaves, untrimmed, illustrated folded wrappers. 16 unnumbered leaves, 2 white eaves. Very scare album made by Michel de Brunhoff who was editor in chief of Vogue Paris, and launched Yves Saint-Laurent career, dedicated to perfumes. The album is wonderfully illustrated by in-text and 4 out-of-text lithograph in colour by Henri Matisse, AndrÈ Derain, Christian BÈrard and Kees van Dongen. Gorgeous book. - - * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Attention ! Les montants des frais de port mentionnÈs ne sont valables que pour la France continentale. Pour toute autre destination, veuillez prendre contact avec la librairie par tÈlÈphone fixe +33 (0) 5 67 67 46 33 ou portable +33 (0) 6 04 51 14 09 ou par courriel : librairie@scriptorium-albi.frBeware! The shipping rates here given are only available within France. For any other destination please contact the book shop by phone: +33 (0) 5 67 67 46 33 or GSM: +33 (0) 6 04 51 14 09, or by e-mail: librairie@scriptorium-albi.fr

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        La vita della Vergine e altre poesie. Versione di Rina Virgillito. 20 Litografie Originali a colori di Alberto Martini.

      Editoriale Italiana (Collezione 'Poesia' EDI a cura di Guido Marinelli), 1945. In-4°, legatura editoriale muta in cartonato tipo pergamena, pp. 63(5). Con 20 litografie originali di Martini su tavole fuori testo. Edizione di 500 esemplari con varie numerazioni; il nostro pur non essendo tra quelli di testa (461/170) reca la firma autografa e la numerazione di Martini alla giustificazione di tiratura. Alberto MARTINI (Oderzo, 1876 - Milano, 1954) è stato disegnatore, pittore e incisore italiano tra i più eclettici e fantasiosi. Le sue opere, spesso d'ispirazione simbolista sono considerate anticipatrici del surrealismo. Leggere abrasioni con una piccola apertura alle cerniere del volume, ed un graffio al piatto posteriore. Ottimo all'interno.

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        Hayashi Seiichi Gekiga Sakuhinshu (Collected Works of Gekiga Manga by Hayashi Seiichi). I. Hana No Uta (Poem of Flowers). II. Suichoka (Cleome; Spider Flower)

      2 vols.: I. 185 pp. collection of several complete works of manga by the noted artist Hayashi Seiichi (born 1945), best known for the genre of manga known as gekiga, with more realistic dialog and pictures than the characteristic overblown imagery better known in the west, fully illustrated throughout in subtle colors; II. 189 pp. including several additional examples as well as an interview with the author/artist giving his comments on each of the manga included in both volumes, a chronology of his life, works and exhibitions, and list of prizes, also profusely illustrated throughout. Large 8vo. Boards, d.j., slipcases. Tokyo (Hokuto Shobo) 1976. The manga collected here appeared in various publications between 1967 and 1975, when Seiichi was making his mark as a seminal figure in the field. Unlike much contemporary work, the images here are relatively restrained and reality based. Though some episodes are highly sexual in nature, Seiichi refrains from the exaggerated depictions of faces, bodies and genitalia often associated with the form. As of December 2014 WorldCat is unable to locate this collection in North American libraries.

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        A Lion is in the Streets

      Whittlesey House MaGraw-Hill 1945 - New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. 485 pp. Very good, in a very good unclipped jacket. Light edge wear with prior owner's name stamped on both of the front endpapers. Jacket sunned at the spine with several small closed tears at the edges and folds. A small chip at the bottom of the front fold with very small chips at the spine ends. Signed by author, Adria Locke Langley, on the front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        True Glory. WITH: modern DVD of the original

      1945 - (WORLD WAR II) KANIN, Garson and REED, Carol. The True Glory. Waterloo: Universal Video, [1945]. Three items. Two 16mm reels in original tins (14 inches in diameter); modern DVD. $2500.Rare original print of the epic Second World War documentary film The True Glory, "an account of the really important men in the campaign"" the enlisted soldiers, sailors and airmen" (Eisenhower).This original print of the 1945 Oscar-winning full-length documentary The True Glory, chronicles the campaign to liberate Europe, covering everything from the Allied D-Day invasion of Normandy to the fall of Berlin, including the unsuccessful "Operation Market Garden""" the failed northern thrust into Holland in the fall of 1944. A segment on pre-invasion preparations focuses on work in munitions and heavy equipment plants. British filmmaker Carol Reed and American playwright Garson Kanin assembled The True Glory from more than 10 million feet of actual footage captured by over 1,400 cameramen from a dozen countries. The film opens with an introduction by Dwight D. Eisenhower: "As far as possible [this] is an account of the really important men in the campaign"" the enlisted soldiers, sailors and airmen that fought through every obstacle to victory." The principal narrative, delivered by Robert Harris and Peter Ustinov, is punctuated with the voices of actual servicemen, who give their own first-hand accounts of events""making the viewing of this film an especially poignant experience. The accompanying DVD was produced in 2009 by the British Imperial War Museum. This original print of The True Glory belonged to Belgian architect Hugo van Kuyck, who during the war was responsible for aerial photographs of the proposed D-Day landing areas, using colored lenses that revealed the underwater contours of the beaches (which differed from the prevailing British hydrographic maps of the English Channel). An accompanying photocopy of a letter by former General Arthur G. Trudeau documents van Kuyck's critical observation: "The French data had never been checked before, and when you consider that the beaches we were to land on in France had a very flat slope, and the difference between high and low tide sometimes made a difference of about a mile and a half between the actual shore line,".it could have been very, very embarrassing if this hadn't been found out, because there would have been many more ships that would have foundered or gotten hung up."Film still very flexible and well preserved, DVD unopened. A very desirable masterpiece of documentary filming.

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        La 2e D.B., général Leclerc, combattants et combats en France.

      Présentés par un groupe d'officiers et d'hommes de la division. Arts et Métiers Graphiques, 1945, in-4°, 316pp, photos en hors-texte, cartes dépliantes. (couverture tachée, pliure angulaire sur le 1er plat) Envoi de Leclerc au général Salan, daté d'octobre 1945 : "nous réussirons !".

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        General Account of the Development of Methods of Using Atomic Energy

      1945 - SMYTH, Henry DeWolf. A General Account of the Development of Methods of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes under the Auspices of the United States Government 1940-1945. [Washington: Government Printing Office], 1945. Quarto, original cream paper wrappers, staple-bound as issued. $8500.Rare 1945 lithoprint of the Smyth Report on the creation of the atom bomb, preceding the first published version, signed by Henry DeWolf Smyth on the title page, complete and in original wrappers, one of only 1000 copies printed, accompanied by the Offprint from the Princeton University Library Chronicle with Smyth's account of the production of this historic lithoprint.This is the rare lithoprint version of the first account of the Manhattan Project and the creation of the atomic bomb, as documented from 1944 to 1945 in this Official Report chiefly authored by the Chairman of the Department of Physics at Princeton, Henry DeWolf Smyth. This exceptional work became known as the Smyth Report. According to Smyth's account of this Report's production, as soon as the lithoprint version was printed in the Adjutant General's Office in 1945, copies "were immediately slapped into the safe in General Groves' office in the Pentagon because their content was still classified TOP SECRET and remained so until August 11, when the whole report was made public by President Truman's order" (Offprint, 180). The Smyth Report is renowned for its "remarkably full and candid account of the development work carried out between 1940 and 1945 by the American-directed but internationally recruited team of physicists, under the code name 'Manhattan District,' which culminated in the production of the first atomic bomb" (PMM 422). Lithoprint version: without the "two-word major title". [that] appears on the certificate of copyright" (Offprint, 185). This lithoprint was produced from stencils made by several typewriters in the Adjutant General's Office, along with a virtually unobtainable 12-chapter mimeograph version and a very small number of ditto printings. Smyth recalls that only "one thousand copies were made" of the lithoprint version (Offprint, 180). Once the Smyth Report was declassified (six days after the bombing of Hiroshima and three days before the declaration of war's end), it was issued by both the Government Printing Office and Princeton University Press in the first published editions. Accompanied by a copy of the Offprint from Princeton University Library (1976), containing: Smyth's "The 'Smyth Report,'" Datus C. Smith, Jr.'s "Publishing History of the 'Smyth Report,'" and Earle E. Coleman's "The 'Smyth Report': A Descriptive Check List." PMM 422(e). Coleman 3, 213. Norman 1962. A fine copy of this important report, most rare signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        A General Account of the Development of Methods of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes Under the Auspices of the United States Government (1940-1945)

      Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1945. Printed Wrapper. Quarto. A complete copy of the rare Litho-print issue, of the Smyth Report. (193)pp., Single sheets, stapled, with textured cream-colored wrappers. The following litho-printed on the front: "Released for Publication on__________." As professor Smyth states, the litho-printing was done, under heavy security, in the Adjutant General's Office, in the Pentagon. Perhaps that would explain why the several copies, which have come to market, are missing a leaf or two, or have extra leaves. The PRESENT COPY IS COMPLETE, and includes the VERY SECRET PAGE VI-12, with the following leaves in duplicate: VII-9 and VII-II. Page VI-12 is blank in most copies, because it deals with plutonium production rates; page VI-12 is present in our copy. A very good to fine copy. Housed in a handsome half-leather clamshell box. NOTE: The preface is dated July 1, 1945 and precedes the Princeton University edition of August , 1945. Wayne W. Johnson's copy, director of human resources, with his ink signature on front wrapper.

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        Atomic Energy for Military Purposes The Official Report on the Development of the Atomic Bomb Under the Auspices of the United States Government 1940-1945

      Atomic Energy for Military Purposes (The Smyth Report), 1945.The Official Report on the Development of the Atomic Bomb Under the Auspices of the United States Government.By Henry De Wolf Smyth (Chairman of the Department of Physics, Princeton University & Consultant to Manhattan District, US Corps of Engineers) at the request of Maj. Gen. L. R. Groves (the Head of the Manhattan Project).The front bookend autographed in 1945 by Mr. Melvin Dubin (1923-2015) in Los Alamos, where he was the Manhattan Project engineer. In 1949 Mel Dubin became the inventor and founder of the Slant-Fin Corporation - world's largest manufacturer of baseboard heating equipment.This book was written and published before the first use of an A-bomb.A treasure for any historian or person with an interest in our nuclear heritage. This book is the final second version, due to General Groves read the first version and banned publication. It was written to establish a classification guide as to what was and was not public domain information at the time. As much of the initial work was done at colleges, there was considerable interest given to the project after the war, and this book was the official response. From the estate of Melvin Dubin, Great Neck NY. Title: Atomic Energy For Military Purposes: The Official Report On The Development Of The Atomic Bomb Under The Auspices Of The United States Government, 1940-1945Author: Smyth, Henry DewolfFormat/binding:HardcoverBook condition: Used - Very GoodEdition: First ThusBinding: HardcoverPublisher: Princeton University PressDate published: 1945Pages: 264Keywords: History - Military - Weapons; History - Manhattan Project; Science - Atomic EnergySize: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.Condition: Very Good /No JacketBook DescriptionPrinceton University Press. First Trade Edition (First Thus) With Modifications Detailed In The Author's Preface. Signature (Not The Author's) On The Front Pastedown. No Edge Wear. Very Good. Hardcover. 1945.

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        Bel Ami.

      Paris, Porson, 1945. Deux volumes in-8 en feuilles sous chemises illustrées et étui, 308 et 300 pages plus table des chapitres, justification du tirage et achevé d'imprimer. 120 lithographies originales en couleurs, de GRAU SALA dont deux pour les couvertures, 2 frontispices, 18 en-têtes, 80 in texte et 18 culs-de-lampe. Tirage limité à 275 exemplaires, un des 15 sur papier teinté contenant 4 planches en état noir (avec remarques pour trois d'entre elles), un spécimen de publication avec quatre lithographies originales en couleurs. Bel exemplaire.

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        The North Ship

      A stunning 1st impression [Bloomfield A1a] copy with no date as issued in publisher's original black cloth [the only binding variant mentioned by Bloomfield] with gilt titles to spine - all still very clean with the occasional and smallest hint of bumping at edges/corners. The binding remains tight, sound and about square. Internally clean and fresh with no inscriptions. The dustjacket is bright, fresh and complete though clipped at the bottom end of each flap like every other copy we've ever seen and with just the slightest hint of a light crease line running close to the bottom edge. Both book and jacket are in fact remarkably well preserved examples of this very scarce edition of which only 500 were issued many without jackets as some jackets were destroyed inadvertently [see Bloomfield]. A superb copy.

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        Photograph Album - Official WWII US Navy Prints of Japanese Surrender Onboard USS Missouri

      Japan, 1945. Japan, 1945. Album of official U.S. Navy photographs capturing the decisive final campaign on Okinawa island, as well as the proceedings and signing of the Instrument of Surrender onboard USS Missouri, following the surrender of Japan. Contains 50 gelatin silver print photographs, numbered and captioned in print to margins, mounted with corners onto black cardstock leaves, with further detailed typescript captions pasted below each view. Photographs measure approximately 10 x 12,5 cm (4 x 5 inches), with the exception of one larger photograph which is loosely placed within and measures 25 x 20,5 cm (10 x 8 inches). Also with a newspaper clipped image of American soldiers in the trenches, and one magazine print of Rosenthal's iconic 'Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima' which is signed in the original by John Henry "Jack" "Doc" Bradley who is the most famous of the soldiers associated with the event. Oblong Qto. string-tied album measuring approximately 35 x 28 cm, boards embossed with veteran roses and ribbon motif. Leafs removed from album, wear to boards, otherwise in Very Good Condition. The album begins with an original autograph of John H. Bradley, who is known famously as one of the six soldiers who raised the flag, penned on a magazine colour print, from The Examiner, of Rosenthal's iconic photograph titled 'Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima'. John Henry "Jack" "Doc" Bradley (1923-1994) was a United States Navy Hospital corpsman who was awarded the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism in combat on Iwo Jima during World War II. Bradley was famed for some 50 years for partaking twice in raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, on February 23, 1945, firstly helping to secure the American flag attached to a pipe, in the ground, after it was raised a nd planted on top of Mount Suribachi. Secondly, when a larger flag was ordered to replace the first flag the same day, five Marines raised and planted the second flag attached to a longer and heavier pipe. Bradley was the last of the surviving members credited with the second flag-raising party. Interestingly, Bradley's participation has very recently been debated and subsequently thoroughly investigated. Only a few months ago, in June 2016, the Marine Corps announced that the man first stated to be Bradley, was in fact Harold Schultz. Rosenthal, the photographer, was so busy capturing photographs of the intense campaign, hurrying here and there to various scenes, that he did not pause to get the names of the men in his photographs, nor would any soldier in the midst of battle stop for conversation. As the image gained immediate and prolific attention, a named hero was needed. Bradley was approached to represent the unknown man in the photograph. A humble man who in fact deferred accolaids, even for his truly heroic acts in the war, Bradley avoided discussion of his war record, saying only that the real heros were the men who gave their lives for their country. He is remembered as being a very modest and private philanthropist who gave generously of his time and money. The compiler of this album is not identified, though a clipped newspaper article which concludes the album, suggests that he was a marine, most likely a member of the American mortar team who served in the invasion of Okinawa. Some of the scenes illustrate in this album are as follows: ? American battleship USS Tennessee preparing for defense off of Okinawa ? Supplies being landed on Okinawa for the final invasion ? Aerial attacks including anti-aircraft guns firing, marine fighter planes releasing rocket projectiles, Japanese suicide bomber planes being shot down ? U.S. marines moving in on Okinawa's capital city Naha ? Men of the Sixth Marine Division detonating explosives at Japanese cave shelters ? Other action scenes featuring U.S. snipers and riflemen planning their moves and bravely charging forward into enemy territory ? US Marine Brigadier General Colonel Francis I. Fenton kneeling at the foot of his son's body, Private First Class Michael James Fenton, and praying over him, at the site of his burial on Okinawa ? Japanese civilians, women, children, and elderlies, placed in internment camps, depicted here as well treated and even appreciative [It has since been revealed that at least 3,000 civilians died in 1945 and 1946 in camps set up by the U.S. military in Okinawa, due to deplorable conditions and detaining over capacity.] ? Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz being welcomed onboard the USS Dakota in Tokyo Bay on 29 August 1945, by Admiral Halsey ? Battleship USS Missouri approaching its anchorage in Tokyo Bay for the formal signing of the Instrument of Surrender ? General Douglas MacArthur delivering opening statements at the Japanese Surrender Ceremony on 2 September 1945 ? The Japanese Surrender Delegation, donning mourning clothes, including Foreign Minister Shigemitou leading the Nipponese men onboard USS Missouri for the official surrender proceedings ? Signatories from various nations putting their mark on the Surrender document, including officials from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Australia, China, Russia, France, Canada, the Netherlands, and Japan. [Leonard M. Isitt for New Zealand is not shown] ? President Truman and others inspecting the completed and signed Instrument of Surrender The last and biggest of the Pacific island battles of World War II was the Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg. From the 1st of April to 22nd June 1945, a series of battles were fought in the Japanese Ryukyu Islands, centered on the island of Okinawa, and which included the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War. By the end of July 1945, the Imperial Japanese Navy was incapable of conducting major operations and an Allied invasion of Japan was imminent. Together with the United Kingdom and China, the United States called for the unconditional surrender of the Japanese armed forces in the Potsdam Declaration on July 26th, the alternative being "prompt and utter destruction". On August 6th the United States detonated an atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. August 8th the Soviet Union declared war on Japan. The United States dropped a second atomic bomb, this time on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. Following these events, Emperor Hirohito ordered the Supreme Council for the Direction of the War to accept the terms the Allies had set down in the Potsdam Declaration for ending the war. The surrender of Japan was announced by Imperial Japan on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close. For its strategic location, the occupying American forces remained in Okinawa after the war. The island remained under American control until 15 May 1972 when it was finally returned to Japan, though the American military bases there are active until this day. American photographer Joseph John Rosenthal (1911-2006) received the Pulitzer Prize for his iconic World War II photograph 'Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima', taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima, which became one of the best-known photographs of the war. After graduating from college, he became a staff photographer with the San Francisco Examiner. When America joined the war, Rosenthal tried to join the US Army as a military photographer but he was rejected due to poor eyesight. In 1944, he was employed by the Associated Press and thus followed the United States Army and U.S. Marine Corps into the Pacific Theater of Operations as a war correspondent at Hollandia, New Guinea, Guam, Peleliu, Angaur, and Iwo Jima. He subsequently captured the Second World War's most iconic photograph. . Very Good.

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        Cannery Row

      Viking Press, 1945 A fine first edition, first issue (with the beige, not the canary yellow cloth) in a near fine dust jacket with original price of $2.00 still present. Previous owner's period handsome bookplate dated January 19, 1945, which would make this a very early copy of the book that was published in 1945. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Candide, or The Optimist

      New York: Peter Pauper Press,, [c.1945]. Octavo. Finely bound by H. L. Boettger in contemporary full vellum, titles to spine in black, both sides hand-decorated in black and green, metallic green empapers, top edge gilts, others untrimmed. Housed in a matching custom-made slipcase. Colour illustrations in the text by Fritz Kredel. The faintest dust soiling to vellum, front board just a little bowed but held by the slipcase, excellent condition. The finely produced Peter Pauper Press edition, in a stylish and unique hand-decorated vellum binding signed "H. L. Boetgger", illustrated by Kredel, set in the Baskerville types (of which the originals were used for the first great collected edition of Voltaire's works) and printed on specially-made Peter Pauper Press paper.

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        American Sailor on the USS Samar on the Yangtze River and Elsewhere in the Far East, 1945-1946. [our title]

      Hardcover. Very Good. Approximately 200 photos in corner mounts on both sides of the album leaves. Includes about 130 of taken while he was serving on the USS Samar or on his way to or from the United States. Size varies: 84 are approximately 8 x 5cm., 35 much smaller (3 x 4cm.), and 14 much larger (24 x 17cm.). Only a handful or less are captioned. Detail is generally very good, with some exceptions. Also included are some bits of ephemera. There are a few empty slots but they may have held ephemera, some of which is now loose in the album. Sturdy black album is approximately 21 x 26cm. The U.S.S. Samar was converted by the Bethlehem Steel Company from the former Maritime Commission Hull No. 2663 and rechristened in June 1945. In its new incarnation, it was a repair ship seeing service on the Yangtze River in late 1945 and perhaps elsewhere in China. Our sailor, identified in the album, served as a Machinist's Mate 3rd Class. The large photos appear to be professional quality photos of the ship's neatly attired personnel. Most of the other Far Eastern photos are of people and places in China rather than shipboard activities. The ephemera includes: (1) a program for the ship's rechristening; (2) an issue to The China Press for 12/2/1945; (3 & 4) two issues of The Samar Scope (Vol. I, No. 1 for 9/1/45 and Vol. II, No. 6 for 6/1/46); (5) a shipboard menu for Christmas 1945; (6) an oriental-themed Christmas greeting card sent home for Christmas 1945 by our sailor; and (7) An undated four-page "China Bowl Supplement" issued by The Stars and Stripes, presumably for the 1945 football game and accompanying rickshaw derby. The other 72 photos at the end appear to be of Camp Peary, and our sailor's wife and family, probably taken before his departure for the Far East or after his return. The stateside photos include some ephemera relating to our sailor's military service.

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        Il Politecnico. Settimanale di Cultura Contemporanea. Later subtitles: Mensile di Cultura Contemporanea; Rivista di Cultura Contemporanea. Nos. 1 (September 1945) through 39 (December 1947) (all published)

      A complete run of the 39 issues, in two formats, of the popular periodical (nos. 1-28 weekly, from no. 29 on monthly and then irregularly), under the editorial direction of Elio Vittorini, that presented articles, reviews, exposés, etc., on various aspects of culture, ranging from artistic to political, in the immediate post-war period in Italy, with material on cinema, art, the occupation of the Axis powers, culture in the wake of the catastrophe of World War II, politics throughout Europe, the conflict between fascism, communism and democracy, etc., profusely illustrated throughout after photographs, drawings, political caricatures, etc. Issues no. 1-28, large folio, folded; issues no. 29-39, 4to. Some issues with tears at creases, somewhat soiled, minor professional repairs here and there. All housed in custom cloth box. Milan 1945-1947. An important journal addressing issues in the wake of the Italian defeat in the Second World War. Vittorini argues for an international approach to culture in order to counteract the hyper-nationalism in Europe in the first half of the 20th century which he believed inevitably led to Fascism and war.

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        Dodoitzu

      Gallimard 1945 - - Gallimard, Paris 1945, 21,5x28cm, broché. - Edition originale bilingue, un des 75 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin blanc Lafuma, tirage de tête. Ouvrage orné de 30 illustrations en couleurs de Rihakou Harada. Deux accrocs et déchirures sur le dos, une petite tache en tête du premier plat, sinon agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First bilingual edition, one of 75 numbered copies on vélin blanc Lafuma paper, the tirage de tête.With 30 color illustrations by Rihakou Harada. Two snags and tears to spine, one small stain to head of upper cover, but otherwise a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Eger [Cheb] Kaiserburg mit Blick auf die St. Nikolaus- Kirche. Öl auf Holz. Gesamt- Größe: 57 x 43 cm. Gerahmt mit gold- silber- braunem Profil- Holzrahmen. Rechts unten signiert, vor 1945.

       Rahmen etwas bestoßen, alter Keilrahmen, sonst befindet sich das Ölbild in einem altersgemäß- guten Zustand. Versand D: 6,50 EUR Bildende Kunst; CSSR; Sudetenland; Eger; Ölbild; Westböhmen, vor 1945..

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        LITTLE FRIEND, LITTLE FRIEND (Signed)

      New York: Dial Press, 1945. First Edition. Hard Cover. near Very Good dust jacket. Octavo. Bound as issued in full cloth with blind embossed stars on the front board and decorative title in yellow on the spine; corners a trifle rubbed; top of boards are very faintly sunned; contents clean and binding sound; notoriously fragile dust jacket has a split along the top half of the front joint and some light chipping at the spine and the top of the back panel; back panel is a bit toned along the top; given its fragility, this jacket is in remarkable condition; inscribed by Jarrell on the front free endpaper to Louise Fitzhugh (her bookplate on the front pastedown). It is probable that this is the Tennessee-born Fitzhugh that authored the classic children's book, Harriet the Spy. A fantastic copy of Jarrell's second book, and first book of war poems. While there was more to Jarrell's career than his war poetry, it is here that he made he made a sizable mark. Robert Fitzgerald argued that Jarrell was "practically the only American poet able to cope with the Second Great War." Little Friend, Little Friend is an important contribution and concludes with the most anthologized of his poems and arguably the most potent written by anyone about the Second World War, "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner." John Crowe Ransom called it "nearly perfect." Scarce signed. Signed and inscribed by Jarrell on the front free endpaper.

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        Official US Navy Photos of the Invasion of Okinawa and Includes a signed Magazine Photo Print of the "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima"

      Japan, 1945. Album of official U.S. Navy photographs capturing the decisive final campaign on Okinawa island, as well as the proceedings and signing of the Instrument of Surrender onboard USS Missouri, following the surrender of Japan. Contains 50 gelatin silver print photographs, numbered and captioned in print to margins, mounted with corners onto black cardstock leaves, with further detailed typescript captions pasted below each view. Photographs measure approximately 10 x 12,5 cm (4 x 5 inches), with the exception of one larger photograph which is loosely placed within and measures 25 x 20,5 cm (10 x 8 inches). Also with a newspaper clipped image of American soldiers in the trenches, and one magazine print of Rosenthal's iconic 'Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima' which is signed in the original by John Henry "Jack" "Doc" Bradley who is the most famous of the soldiers associated with the event. Oblong Qto. string-tied album measuring approximately 35 x 28 cm, boards embossed with veteran roses and ribbon motif. The album begins with an original autograph of John H. Bradley, who is known famously as one of the six soldiers who raised the flag, penned on a magazine colour print, from The Examiner, of Rosenthal's iconic photograph titled 'Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima'. John Henry "Jack" "Doc" Bradley (1923-1994) was a United States Navy Hospital corpsman who was awarded the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism in combat on Iwo Jima during World War II. Bradley was famed for some 50 years for partaking twice in raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, on February 23, 1945, firstly helping to secure the American flag attached to a pipe, in the ground, after it was raised a nd planted on top of Mount Suribachi. Secondly, when a larger flag was ordered to replace the first flag the same day, five Marines raised and planted the second flag attached to a longer and heavier pipe. Bradley was the last of the surviving members credited with the second flag-raising party. Interestingly, Bradley's participation has very recently been debated and subsequently thoroughly investigated. Only a few months ago, in June 2016, the Marine Corps announced that the man first stated to be Bradley, was in fact Harold Schultz. Rosenthal, the photographer, was so busy capturing photographs of the intense campaign, hurrying here and there to various scenes, that he did not pause to get the names of the men in his photographs, nor would any soldier in the midst of battle stop for conversation. As the image gained immediate and prolific attention, a named hero was needed. Bradley was approached to represent the unknown man in the photograph. A humble man who in fact deferred accolaids, even for his truly heroic acts in the war, Bradley avoided discussion of his war record, saying only that the real heros were the men who gave their lives for their country. He is remembered as being a very modest and private philanthropist who gave generously of his time and money. The compiler of this album is not identified, though a clipped newspaper article which concludes the album, suggests that he was a marine, most likely a member of the American mortar team who served in the invasion of Okinawa. Some of the scenes illustrate in this album are as follows: •American battleship USS Tennessee preparing for defense off of Okinawa •Supplies being landed on Okinawa for the final invasion •Aerial attacks including anti-aircraft guns firing, marine fighter planes releasing rocket projectiles, Japanese suicide bomber planes being shot down •U.S. marines moving in on Okinawa's capital city Naha •Men of the Sixth Marine Division detonating explosives at Japanese cave shelters •Other action scenes featuring U.S. snipers and riflemen planning their moves and bravely charging forward into enemy territory •US Marine Brigadier General Colonel Francis I. Fenton kneeling at the foot of his son's body, Private First Class Michael James Fenton, and praying over him, at the site of his burial on Okinawa •Japanese civilians, women, children, and elderlies, placed in internment camps, depicted here as well treated and even appreciative [It has since been revealed that at least 3,000 civilians died in 1945 and 1946 in camps set up by the U.S. military in Okinawa, due to deplorable conditions and detaining over capacity.] •Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz being welcomed onboard the USS Dakota in Tokyo Bay on 29 August 1945, by Admiral Halsey •Battleship USS Missouri approaching its anchorage in Tokyo Bay for the formal signing of the Instrument of Surrender •General Douglas MacArthur delivering opening statements at the Japanese Surrender Ceremony on 2 September 1945 •The Japanese Surrender Delegation, donning mourning clothes, including Foreign Minister Shigemitou leading the Nipponese men onboard USS Missouri for the official surrender proceedings •Signatories from various nations putting their mark on the Surrender document, including officials from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Australia, China, Russia, France, Canada, the Netherlands, and Japan. [Leonard M. Isitt for New Zealand is not shown] •President Truman and others inspecting the completed and signed Instrument of Surrender The last and biggest of the Pacific island battles of World War II was the Battle of Okinawa, code-named Operation Iceberg. From the 1st of April to 22nd June 1945, a series of battles were fought in the Japanese Ryukyu Islands, centered on the island of Okinawa, and which included the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War. By the end of July 1945, the Imperial Japanese Navy was incapable of conducting major operations and an Allied invasion of Japan was imminent. Together with the United Kingdom and China, the United States called for the unconditional surrender of the Japanese armed forces in the Potsdam Declaration on July 26th, the alternative being "prompt and utter destruction". On August 6th the United States detonated an atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. August 8th the Soviet Union declared war on Japan. The United States dropped a second atomic bomb, this time on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. Following these events, Emperor Hirohito ordered the Supreme Council for the Direction of the War to accept the terms the Allies had set down in the Potsdam Declaration for ending the war. The surrender of Japan was announced by Imperial Japan on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close. For its strategic location, the occupying American forces remained in Okinawa after the war. The island remained under American control until 15 May 1972 when it was finally returned to Japan, though the American military bases there are active until this day. American photographer Joseph John Rosenthal (1911-2006) received the Pulitzer Prize for his iconic World War II photograph 'Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima', taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima, which became one of the best-known photographs of the war. After graduating from college, he became a staff photographer with the San Francisco Examiner. When America joined the war, Rosenthal tried to join the US Army as a military photographer but he was rejected due to poor eyesight. In 1944, he was employed by the Associated Press and thus followed the United States Army and U.S. Marine Corps into the Pacific Theater of Operations as a war correspondent at Hollandia, New Guinea, Guam, Peleliu, Angaur, and Iwo Jima. He subsequently captured the Second World War's most iconic photograph.

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        SAVA ALEPH-BET [GRANDPA'S ALPHABET]

      - ABC. (HEBREW) SAVA ALEPH-BET [GRANDPA'S ALPHABET] by Shlomo Yedidia. Tel Aviv: Difus Dvar [1945]. Oblong 8 1/4 x 7 1/4", cloth backed pictorial boards, near Fine. Next to a large picture of each letter is an animal or an object formed in the shape of the letter next to it. There is a short story for each letter beneath which is a series of 20 squares with an interesting pictorial history showing how the letter evolved from a pictograph to the current usage. Unusual. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Les Forains"

      1945Aquarelle sur papier signée en bas à droite, 1945, 31.5 x 19.5 cm, encadrée. Christian BERARD (1902-1949) est un peintre français, illustrateur, scénographe, décorateur et créateur de costumes. A partir de 1920, il étudie à l'Académie Ranson et suit les cours d'Édouard Vuillard et de Maurice Denis. Il expose ses oeuvres pour la première fois en 1925 à la Galerie Pierre et collabore par la suite avec Jean-Michel Frank, grande figure de l'Art-déco, avec lequel il réalise des panneaux peints et des projets de dessins de tapis dont s'inspireront Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli et Nina Ricci. "Son talent s'exprimera, plus que dans la compagnie des peintres, dits du Néo-humanisme, auxquels il fut lié avant 1930, dans la collaboration avec les gens de théâtre, en particulier Louis Jouvet et Boris Kochno, et les poètes parmi lesquels son grand ami Jean Cocteau." Dans ce domaine, il réalisa des costumes et des décors dans une recherche d'adéquation de l'oeuvre et de l'image. Il est le créateur, entre autres, des costumes et décors de "La Machine infernale" de Cocteau (1934), "L'École des femmes" (1935), "La Folle de Chaillot" de Jean Giraudoux (1945), "Les Bonnes" de Jean Genet (1947) et "Don Juan" de Molière (1948). Son chef d'oeuvre reste, "La Belle et la Bête", film de Jean COCTEAU de 1946. (Bénézit, I, 639). Maquette originale du costume de la foraine pour l'affiche du ballet "Les Forains" qui voit la réunion de grands artistes : musique d'Henri Sauguet, chorégraphie de Roland Petit, livret signé Boris Kochno, décors et costumes par Christian Bérard. Ce spectacle fut présenté au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées le 2 mars 1945. Cette maquette préparatoire pour l'affiche présente une jeune femme vêtue d'une robe vaporeuse d'inspiration gitane ... Le ballet conte l'histoire de forains qui répètent et présentent leur spectacle devant un public enthousiaste... Mais quand vient l'heure de quêter, le public s'évapore. Déçus et désapointés les artistes quittent tristement la scène. Ce ballet connaîtra un succès fulgurant. Oeuvre reproduite, pour l'affiche, page 176 du livre "Christian Bérard par Boris Kochno", Hercher, 1987.

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        Bitten by the Tarantula.

      London: Allan Wingate,, 1945. A Story of the South of France. Octavo. Original red cloth, title to spine gilt. With the dust jacket designed by John Banting. 2/- price in ballpoint pen amended to 1/- in pencil on half-title. Spine a little rolled, faint smudge to title. A very good copy in a rubbed jacket with a few tiny chips and two tape repairs on the verso. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title verso: "Viesna, mon amour pour toi comme ce petit cadeau, ce roman frivole et sans importance ni dédicace, mais qui maintenant, comme son auteur, est tout à toi. Julian (J. Maclaren Ross), Londres Le six octobre mil-neuf-cent-soixante-deux". The recipient "Viesna" is identified by Paul Willetts as Claire, a "Dublin-based poet and friend of Brendan Behan", one of a few women with whom Maclaren-Ross, penniless and back in London after he had separated from his wife, had affairs in summer and early autumn 1962. "Such was his conviction that he and Claire, his latest girlfriend, could be happy together, that within only a fortnight he was contemplating going back to Ireland with her. It all went wrong, however, on the evening of Wednesday 12 September when she made a tactless remark which deeply offended him. That Friday she wrote to apologise, but he found what she'd said so inexcusable he appears to have broken off the affair with a regretful postcard, quoting one of her poems: 'The dream, like a perfect crime, must remain in the head.' Only a few days after their romance had ended in such anti-climax, he rebounded into a liaison with a wealthy married woman by the name of Inez" (Willetts, Fear and Loathing in Fitzrovia, 2003, p. 293). Viesna's letter of apology which Willetts references is in the Harry Ransom archive, dated 14 September 1962: "I was very much in the wrong on Wednesday, so I now send you my very sincere apologies for my stupid, tactless and inexcusable remark, which I retract completely, if belatedly. I am quite sure it has killed any feeling you might have had for me and I am all the sorrier as I think everything you said that evening could have come true, and we could have made each other very happy: but now I have spoiled it all." The tone of Maclaren-Ross's inscription here suggests that his romance with Viesna/Claire did not cool off quite as suddenly as Willetts's account suggests.

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        Renaud et Armide.

      NRF, Paris 1945 - Tragédie en trois actes et en vers, avec les lithographies originales de Christian BERARD. Paris, Gallimard NRF, 1945, in-8, broché, sous chemise cartonnée et coffret, couverture rempliée illustrée, 154 pp. NRF Christian BERARD (1902-1949) est un peintre, illustrateur, scénographe, décorateur et créateur de costumes français. A partir de 1920, il étudia à l'Académie Ranson, où il suivit les cours d'Édouard Vuillard et de Maurice Denis. Bérard expose ses œuvres pour la première fois en 1925 à la galerie Pierre et collabore par la suite avec Jean-Michel Frank, grande figure de l'Art déco, avec lequel il réalise des panneaux peints et des projets de dessin de tapis dont s'inspireront Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli et Nina Ricci. "Son talent s'exprimera, plus que dans la compagnie des peintres dits du Néo-humanisme, auxquels il fut lié avant 1930, dans la collaboation avec les gens de théâtre, en particulier Louis Jouvet et Boris Kochno, et les poètes parmi lesquels son grand ami Jean Cocteau." Dans ce domaine, il réalisa des costumes et des décors dans une recherche d'adéquation de l'oeuvre et de l'image. Il est le créateur, entre autres, des costumes ou des décors de La Machine infernale (1934), L'École des femmes (1935) La Folle de Chaillot de Jean Giraudoux (1945), Les Bonnes de Jean Genet (1947) et Dom Juan de Molière (1948). Son chef d'oeuvre reste, La Belle et la Bête, film de Jean COCTEAU de 1946. (Bénézit, I, 639). Infimes usures et taches à l'étui. Livres

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