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        FIVE GO TO SMUGGLER'S TOP

      Hodder & Stoughton 1945 - 1st 1945. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Blue cloth, black titles. Blue pictorial endpapers. Colour frontis, b/w and two-colour illustrations. Spine bumped. Some very light spotting to covers and rubbing to spine edges. Light foxing to outer page edges. Tiny piece of loss to lower corner of page 53 (margin only - no text). Some light brown marks to page margins. Contents generally very clean. Original dustwrapper is not price-cut, is slightly edge rubbed/creased with some slight loss to top and tail of spine and light browning to spine. With SIGNED bookmark (not dedicated to anyone). This copy would make a wonderful gift. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        Clochemerle

      Flammarion, Paris 1945 - In-quarto broché ( 285 X 225 mm ) de 340 pages, sous couverture illustrée en couleurs rempliée, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Illustré de 120 compositions originales d' Albert DUBOUT, dont 18 hors-texte et 1 sur double page, mise en couleurs par Edmond VAIREL. Exemplaire n° L.G.F. 29, un des 500 tirés spécialement au nom de la Librairie Générale française.Bien complet du second état de la fameuse planche double. Illustrés

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        Brideshead Revisited

      The First UK Printing published by Chapman & Hall In 1945. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Light pushing and fading at the spine tips. The boards are clean with just a little fading at the extreme edges. The spine is lightly faded. A light vertical crease to the spine. Mild spotting to the text block and prelims. Free from inscriptions. A mild vertical crease to the prelims. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. It is the correct first issue. A little loss at the spine ends and upper edges. Mild toning to the spine. The spine lettering is very lightly faded. Some professional Japanese tissue repairs to the folds to the verso which do not show through to the front. The wrapper presents very well and is in much better condition than usually encountered. It is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Waugh's magnum opus and becoming increasingly scarce in collectible condition. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        BLACK BOY; A Record of Childhood and Youth

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1945. Prenetation copy signed by the author to French Poet Jean Genet; 194 pages. Very good condition in a very good dust jacketl Jacket has modest spotting and fading.

      [Bookseller: By The Way Books]
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        BIRSWUHR MÜNCHENSTEIN

      - Tempera auf Leinwand 55 x 43 cm, gerahmt 68 x 56 cm, unten links signiert und datiert 1945 Interessante Ansicht der Abzweigung des St. Alban-Teichs, heute in mancher Hinsicht verändert. Weber war Chef der künstlerischen Abteilung der Tapetenfabrik SALUBRA, die mit Max Bill und Le Corbusier herausragende Gestalter hatte [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat A. Thomi]
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        The Week-End Book

      Nonsuch Press 1945 - B0060ES04S Binding: Hardback ---Publisher: The Nonesuch Press ---Date: 1945 ---Edition: ---Pages: 395 ---Condition: Good ---DJ Condition: None ---Description: All of the internal pages are unmarked, uncreased and tightly bound, the only flaws are a couple of minor scuffs to the boards and a name written on the front endpaper. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - WE UPLOAD A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH EACH LISTING, HOWEVER IF NOT ALREADY PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY OF OUR TITLES CAN BE PROVIDED BY REQUEST VIA E-MAIL.B0060ES04S [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'ancre de la miséricorde

      Pierre Falké 1945 - - Pierre Falké, Paris 1945, 26x34cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition illustrée de 79 eaux-fortes originales de Pierre Falké, un des 125 exemplaires numérotés sur Montval, le nôtre un des 15 exemplaires de collaborateur justifiés et signés par Pierre Falké. Les 79 eaux-fortes se composant ainsi : 1 sur la couverture à double-page, 1 en frontispice, 1 sur la page de titre, 21 hors-texte dont 1 à double-page, 55 lettrines et culs-de-lampe. Dos de la chemise et de l'étui comportant des mouillures, piqûres sur les plats de l'étui qui comportent également quelques petits manques de papier. Rares rousseurs, sinon agréable état intérieur. Provenance : de la bibliothèque d'Anne-Marie Frélaut avec son ex-libris gravé par son père, le peintre Jean Frélaut. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Illustrated edition of 79 original etchings by Pierre Falké, one of 125 numbered copies on Montval, ours one of 15 copies of collaborator justified and signed by Pierre Falké . The 79 etchings are composed as follows: 1 on the double-page cover, 1 on the frontispiece, 1 on the title page, 21 insets, including 1 double-page, 55 initials and culs-de-lampe. Back of the shirt and the case with wetting, stings on the boards of the case which also have some small gaps of paper. Rare foxing, otherwise pleasant interior state. Provenance: from the library of Anne-Marie Frélaut with her ex-libris engraved by her father, the painter Jean Frélaut. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Build for the Future ... Buy U.S. Savings Bonds

      [Washington?]: GPO, 1945. Fine. "Official U.S. Treasury Poster" printed at bottom. 47 x 66cm. Faintly visible horizontal and vertical fold. Small, almost invisible, wrinkle at bottom. This color illustrated poster was drawn by William Kautz (1919-1988). It features a red brick wall and some ivy surrounding a brass plaque. The wall-mounted plaque has an bust portrait of Carver at the top below which is the following Carver quote: Without Vision there is no hope. Protect your Country ... and Your Future."

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books ]
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        THE ENCHANTED CAPITAL OF SCOTLAND. From a story told by a Merchant of Edinburgh. Retold in words by Isobel K. C. Steele and retold in pictures by Jessie M. King. Noel G. Fyfe The Merchant.

      Edinburgh.A Plaid Publication.No date [1945]. 54 pages. Illustrated with four double-page coloured plates, and in black and white. Original blue cloth gilt. Full colour pictorial dust-wrapper. 243 x 166 mm. First edition. Taped tear in rear panel of dust-wrapper; some marginal wear too; else a very good copy. Presentation copy inscribed below frontispiece: 'To/ Morag with greetings from Jessie M. King.' The inscription is bordered by King's signature drawing of a rabbit on the left, and a decorative device to the right. Presentation copies are rare.

      [Bookseller: David Miles Books]
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        Building Plans, Elevations, and Perspective for Duart Manufacturing Co., 6th St. 35; North of Clementina St., San Francisco. Current address 251 or 261 6th St.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, October 1945.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 19" x 30". 6 sheets. Job #218. File #2347. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Les Malheurs des Immortels.

      Editions de la revue Fontaine, Paris 1945 - In-8 (22 x 16,5 cm), (44) pp. non coupées, broché, couverture rempliée imprimée en noir et vert. (impr. Grou-Radenez à Paris). Légères salissures à la couverture. Seconde édition illustrée de 20 compositions hors-texte. Un des dix exemplaires de tête sur Madagascar, marqués A à J (celui-ci le G). L'originale parue en 1922 fut tirée à petit nombre à la librairie Six. Langue : Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Antoine]
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        Pêcheur d'Islande

      L'Edition d'art H. Piazza 1945 - In-8 (18 x 23 cm.), relià demi-maroquin vert à coins, titre et auteur dorà au dos à 4 nerfs, tranche de tête dorà e, 267 pages, tranchefile et signet, couverture illustrà e, un des 175 exemplaires tirà s sur papier Hollande van Gelder (n°122), illustrations couleurs in-texte de H. Cheffer, avec une suite en noir des illustrations, vignettes couleurs, papier à la cuve aux plats et contre-plats ; dos insolà , là gers frottements aux coiffes, bords papier infà rieurs et coins, intà rieur trà s frais, bel exemplaire. Cheffer Henry

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        The Raven

      Roma, Edizioni Prometeo, 1945 - Omaggio a Poe nel centenario della pubblicazione del poema 1845-1945. Testo originale seguito dalla traduzione di Stéphane Mallarmé e da una interpretazione di Ettore Serra. Con due disegni di Edouard Manet (i disegni, riprodotti in litografia, rappresentano il corvo e il ritratto di Poe. Cm 10,5x8 e 12x9 circa). Folio (cm 39x26). pp. 50. Dedica e firma autografe di Ettore Serra datata Roma, aprile 1945, "all'avv. Riccardo Gualino devoto omaggio" (Inscribed and signed by Ettore Serra, dated Roma, April 1945). Ottimo (Fine). . Prima edizione di L + 312 esemplari numerati. . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        David Ben-Gurion

      September 4 1945. Historic printed document, one page, 4½" x 7", September 4, 1945, imprinted Ministry of Food National Registration", London, England, accomplished by hand <i>"To David Ben-Gurion, 76 Chatsworth Road"</i>. Fine condition.<div><br></div><div>The text reads: <i>"Referring to your recent notification of removal to this area I am directed by the Registrar General to request you to forward your identity card and Aliens' Registration Certificate to this Office in the enclosed registered envelope for inspection. This letter will cover you against any demand for the production of these documents during the time they are not in your possession"</i>.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Ben-Gurion encouraged Jews to join the British military at the same time he helped orchestrate the illegal immigration of thousands of European Jewish refugees to Palestine at a time when the British sought to bar new Jewish immigration. He is also considered the architect of both the Federation of Jewish Labor, the Histadrut which created a Jewish state within the British state and the Haganah, the paramilitary force of the Labor Zionist movement that facilitated underground immigration, defended kibbutzim and other Jewish settlements against attack and provided the backbone of the future Israeli Defense Forces. Both of these developments put pressure on the British to either grant the Jews a state in Palestine or quit the League of Nations Mandate - they did the latter in 1947 on the heels of a United Nations resolution partitioning the territory between the Jews and Arabs. A unique document worthy of further research.&nbsp;</div>

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Experimenta typografica 3: Gnothi se auton.

      (Amsterdam, Vijf Ponden Pers, 1945). Ingenaaid met een omslag van Zaans Bord. (32) p. Gezet door Frans Duwaer uit 17 lettertypen en gedrukt in een oplage van 100 genummerde [= 55 ongenummerde] exemplaren. 1e druk. Goed exemplaar.l Fragmenten van grote denkers: Klages, Nietzsche, Goethe, Gorki, Adolphe Prins, Ebner-Eschenbach, Pierre Abraham, Herakleitos, Shelley, Freud, Keyserling, Scheler en '?' in gevarieerde, eigenzinnige vormgeving van Willem Sandberg. Het zetsel voor deze uitgave was al gereed toen Frans Duwaer op 8 juni 1944 gearresteerd werd. Twee dagen later werd hij door de Duitsers geëxecuteerd. Maar het loodzetsel bleef bewaard en de uitgave verscheen in september 1945 voor de Vijf Ponden Pers. Experimenta 2 verscheen pas in 1969. Vijf Ponden Pers. De Jong 259.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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        Au château d'Argol

      1945 - Paris, Librairie José Corti, 1945. In-12, broché, couverture bleue illustrée, 182 pages. Seconde édition du premier roman de Julien Gracq. Un des 50 exemplaires sur papier vergé Bulky (n°48). Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      Works Publishing 1945 - Group of 13 scarce early publications: 2 early AA Books: 1) 1945 1st Edition, 8th Printing in original red/yellow/black dust jacket. Works Publishing Inc., NYC. Original dark blue cloth binding very good condition; dust jacket good with few chips off top spine & back panel. 2) 1951 1st Edition, 14th Printing. Book and dust jacket about Fine condition! ALSO 11 early softcover publications, all Fine Condition and complete, no duplicates. 5 issues "AA Grapevine" all in year 1949 2 issues "AA Forecast" both in 1949 4 issues "Alcohol Hygiene" 1945-1946 $15,000. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Three Railway Engines

      Leicester: Edmund Ward,, [1945]. Illustrated by William Middleton. Duodecimo. Original cream boards, titles and border to front board in green. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout. 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. 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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Complete Collection of American Artists Group Monographs

      New York: American Artists Group, 1945-1946. Hardcover. 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 Sloan 2. Rockwell Kent 3. Thomas H. Benton 4. Max Weber 5. Waldo Peirce 6. Stuart Davis 7. Eugene Speicher 8. Edward Hopper 9. Alexander Brook 10. Gladys Rockmore Davis 11. Yasuo Kuniyoshi 12. Bernard Karfiol 13. Charles Burchfield 14. Johnb Steuart Curry 15. William Zorach 16. Doris Lee 17. Leon Kroll 18. Arnold Blanch 19. Raphael Soye 20. 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.

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        Surgery of the Brain.

      Prior, Hagerstown 1945 - 671p 16p original blue cloth, lettering to spine, a tight and firm copy of a heavy volume. Light browing to title page, else without flaw or sign of use, this copy from the library of Harald Naffziger, reputed US neurosurgeon, with his name in ink to endpaper [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Plurabelle Books Ltd]
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        MARCEL DUCHAMP NUMBER, SERIES V., NO. 1

      1945. DUCHAMP, Marcel. View. Series V., No. 1. With texts by Andre Breton, Robert Desnos, and others. Profusely illustrated, including a foldout plate. Small folio, bound in stapled wraps, in a new navy cloth folding box. New York: March, 1945.A fine copy of the regular edition of the sought-after Duchamp number of Charles Henri Ford's celebrated magazine, with the original cover designed by Duchamp. The centerfold, "Les Larves D'Imagie D'Henri Robert Marcel Duchamp," is by Frederick J. Kiesler.The issue contains numerous important texts on Duchamp by, among others, Andre Breton, Gabrielle Buffet, Robert Desnos, Harriet and Sidney Janis. Schwarz, The Complete Work of Marcel Duchamp No.508.

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        War [Special Artist's Edition]

      [New York: by the Author, 1945], 1945. First, Limited Edition. Hardcover. The plates reproduce 52 of Bourdelle's expressionist battlefield drawings, composed while he was serving as an ambulance driver in the North African and Italian campaigns during the Second World War. The plates, printed by the New York art printer Albert Carman, are of exceptional quality, generally in two or three colors on heavy art paper. Preliminary essays by Pierre Claudel and Stephen Galatti (Director of the American Field Service). The limited edition is uncommon (there was also a trade edition issued the same year by American Studio Books). The Special Artist's Edition, comprised of 250 signed, numbered copies (this is no.76). Oblong folio (33cm x 43cm). Cloth-board portfolio; 5 preliminary leaves and 52 color lithographic plates, loose as issued. Slight wear to the portfolio; plates uniformly clean and unmarked; Near Fine.

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        Day of Paris

      New York: J.J. Augustin, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Publisher's tan cloth with black lettering in an un-clipped black and white pictorial dust jacket. Very Good with toning to spine cloth, text block lightly sunken. In a Good dust jacket, with light stains, chipping to interior of spine panel and lightly to spine ends, rubbing, edge wear and a stray mark to the front panel. Roth 101.

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        [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF ORIGINAL IMAGES, RECORDING AMERICAN SCENES AND EXPERIENCES IN OCCUPIED JAPAN JUST AFTER WORLD WAR II]

      [Various locations in Japan, 1945. 124 silver gelatin photographs, mostly 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches, 106 of them in corner mounts. Contemporary blue cloth photograph album. Moderate edge wear and rubbing. Photos in generally nice shape. Very good. A fascinating vernacular photograph album capturing scenes in American-occupied Japan just after the Second World War. Most of the photographs are captioned in white ink on the black album pages, and organized in sections such as "Landmarks," "The People," "The Cities," "The Military," and "Personalities." "Landmarks" include views of sites in Kokura, Yakata, Okayma Prefecture, picturing shrines, country homes, water works, the "International Military Tribunal Far East," and more. "The People" shows Japanese residents of all ages, some in Western dress, others in traditional Japanese garb, standing in front of structures, on the streets, at a military checkpoint, playing "yakkyu national game" [baseball], swimming, and other activities. The section on the cities comprises street views in Okayama, Kokura, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Yakata, Tokyo, Kyoto, and Yokohama. Surprisingly, the four shots of Hiroshima do not contain much evidence of destruction, and provide a rare, contemporary glimpse of areas of the city not leveled by Little Boy. Views of Tokyo include the Dai Ichi Building, the Imperial Museum, and an image of an American soldier "on the Ginza." The various views in the other cities show Japan's largest steel works, a partially-demolished department store, temples, and the Yokohama wharf. The military section includes photographs of Okayama Post, the "A.G. Office," barracks, headquarters of the 24th Division in Kokura, Kyushu, the Kokura Arsenal and Post Exchange, Fukuoka's 118 Station Hospital, and more. The "Personalities" section is comprised of shots of American soldiers in and out of uniform, almost all of them identified by their first names or nicknames. This section also includes photographs of "A.G. Girls," a few Japanese people identified by name, American soldiers at the War Ministry Hotel in Tokyo, U.S. soldiers at the "4th Repl. Depot" in Sobudai," and more. A handful of the captions, and some of the loose photographs, are captioned in Japanese. Some of the loose photographs are stamped on the verso "Jack Woytych" with his Wisconsin address, though it is unclear whether this refers to the owner/photographer of the album or the printer of the photographs. Most of the loose photos emanate from Okayama. A noteworthy collection of personal images from an American serving in Japan at the end of World War II.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Raven

      Edizioni Prometeo. Omaggio a Poe nel centenario della pubblicazione del poema 1845-1945. Testo originale seguito dalla traduzione di Stéphane Mallarmé e da una interpretazione di Ettore Serra. Con due disegni di Edouard Manet (i disegni, riprodotti in litografia, rappresentano il corvo e il ritratto di Poe. Cm 10,5x8 e 12x9 circa). Folio (cm 39x26). pp. 50. Dedica e firma autografe di Ettore Serra datata Roma, aprile 1945, "all'avv. Riccardo Gualino devoto omaggio" (Inscribed and signed by Ettore Serra, dated Roma, April 1945). Ottimo (Fine). . Prima edizione di L + 312 esemplari numerati. .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        Animal Farm. A Fairy Story.

      London: Secker and Warburg, 1945. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.92. Publisher's cloth in dust-wrapper priced at 6s..Minor wear to inside joints, neat ownership to flyleaf, jacket with a few nicks and tears some rubbing. Wrapper also printed on reverse side as was often the case with wartime economy production, this example with the 'Searchlight Books' design. A very good example, housed in a fleece-lined leather-spined clamshell box.A major title, but with a particularly small printing of only 4500 copies. Orwell's famous satire in fable form on Soviet totalitarianism and by extension, on all revolutions; a chilling little tale, which produced such arresting phrases as "All men are enemies. All animals are comrades", "Four legs good, two legs bad", "Napoleon is always right" and "some animals are more equal than others" Fenwick, G; George Orwell. A Bibliography [A.10a], (1998). Bleiler (9-91). Winner of the 1946 'Hugo' Award [Fantasy Achievement Award] (Best Novella category). Listed in Time Magazine's 100 Best Modern Novels. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [91].

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        Een Oorlog trok over Rotterdam / A War Drew Over Rotterdam 10-14 Mei 1940 A photographic record of the Blitz of Rotterdam.

      A wonderful photographic tribute to the people of Rotterdam. This leather-bound album contains over 140 original photographs of Rotterdam before, during, and after the German blitz bombing of the 14th May 1940. Full green leather with the crest of the city of Rotterdam to the front cover. A frontis photograph shows a memorial to the fallen of the blitz. This would seem to place this photograph in circa 1945 - but despite finding postcards and online images, this would seem to have been a temporary memorial pending a permanent one. A title page, shows a ruined church - with the title 'Een oorlog trok over Rotterdam 10-14 Mei 1940.' (all titles and ornamentation has been done with a dark graphite pencil). There are then several large photographs of the docks before the war. The last of these is a beautiful shot of the bridge with the imposing Witte building across the Maas. The following large photograph shows the Witte building standing amidst the smoke and flames, whilst the buildings around it are consumed by fire. A further 15 smaller photographs show smoke and burning buildings throughout the city. Three fascinating photographs follow. The first shows the SS Statendam before the war - following by the flagship ablaze, and finally as a burnt out hulk. The Statendam had the misfortune to be docked in the port when the Germans invaded. They occupied it and set up guns upon it during the invasion, and during a firefight with the Dutch army, it caught fire and was destroyed. The rest of the photographs show buildings, streets and churches before and after the blitz. The photographer was obviously a keen architectural photographer at the time Most of the photographs show a 'before and after' Nearly always from the same point and angle. It seems that after the blitz, he re-visited his previous subjects, to give the two perspectives and to make a unique record. Towards the end of the volume, are a small number of photographs showing the clear up of the damage and debris (including an 'action shot' of one building caught in the act of falling). This is a wonderful and unique documentary record of the blitz of Rotterdam. 139 original photographs (plus another few loose in an envelope). These are in three sizes. Large - (24cm W X 18cm H), Medium (17 cm W X 10cm H) and small (14cm W X 8cm H). Most are large or medium. The album itself is 35cm H x 25cm W.The Germans invaded the Netherlands on the 10th May 1940. Following fierce resistance within Rotterdam, they were unable to secure the centre of the city. Despite giving time for an ultimatum prior to a surrender, at 13.20 on the 14th May, a blitz of the residential parts of the city began. 117 bombers destroyed 25,000 buildings, and almost 900 people were killed.

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        Franklin Delano Roosevelt Funeral ("FDR Funeral 1945") signed by the photographer Ed Clark

      Signed and inscribed by the photographer: "FDR Funeral 1945, Edward Clark - Life." Famed Life photographer Edward Clark took this celebrated picture in 1945 at the funeral of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Atlanta. "The area was in front of the building at the polio clinic where Roosevelt had spent so much time, [Clark] saw Navy bandsman, CPO Graham Jackson, playing away on his accordion while tears streamed down his face" (Clark, Decades). "Ed Clark's photograph, meanwhile, of an openly weeping Chief Petty Officer (USN) Graham Jackson playing "Goin' Home" on his accordion as FDR's flag-draped casket passes by in April 1945 has, through the years, come to symbolize not merely a nation's grief, but black America's acknowledgement of Roosevelt's efforts on behalf of civil rights while he was in office" (Life website). Gelatin silver gelatin print. 8 x 10 inches.

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        Mildred Pierce (Collection of 10 original candid keybook photographs from the 1945 film)_

      Los Angeles: Warner Brothers, 1945. Collection of ten vintage keybook photos, sepia, wide margin, all candid shots from the set of the film. Included is a shot of Ann Blyth as Vida, singing onstage (and thus clearly cut from the film, which did not adhere to the novel's third act), Blyth with flowers in front of a "Curtiz Company" sign, and shots of the cast engaged in various candid off-camera activities. Prints 8 x 10 inches, image 3.5 x 4.5 inches, each with a 1 inch tab with two-hole punch at the left margin as called for. Near Fine. Grant US. Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime. Selby Canon US. Silver Classic Noir. Spicer US.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Scrapbook]: World War II Air Force Pilot and POW Album

      Oregon, Texas 1945 - 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 w

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        Hinterglasbild von Göttweig (30 x30 cm) mit Holzrahmen

      Hinterglasbild mit Holzrahmen, recht guter Zustand, Folie schlägt Luftblasen, Rahmen teilweise bestossen, zerkratzt, Abdeckungskarton auf Rückseite weist große braune Flecken auf und ist welligRenate Schwarzer (1945 - 2007)

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        1945 to 1948 Wisden Hardbacks

      This lot is a Set of 4 Hardback Wisdens - 1945 1946 1947 and 1948. In Very Good Condition, excellent for their age. 1945 is exceptional. 1946 has fading to spine gilts 1947 and 1948 very good for their age, better than average gilts and internally very sound.

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        Genshi Bakudan].

      - Tokyo, Domei Tsushinsha September 1945. Octavo printed wrapper; 32pp including wrapper, untrimmed and loose (as issued?). Expected browning of the paper, a couple of corner creases and short tears to the spine. Published as Domei Sosho No.1 by Domei - the national news agency - on 20th September 1945, apparently the day before the US occupation censorship had time to be fully implemented. Domei Sosho no.2 was on the Potsdam declaration and there, I think, the series ended. I have read that 200,000 copies of this were printed. Worldcat locates no copies - though there are copies in perhaps nine Japanese libraries - and it doesn't appear in the catalogue of the Prange collection - the world's largest collection of occupation era documents, collected by the official historian to the occupation. There is nothing much to be found in English on Takeo or his pamphlet. As I can best figure, the story is that Takeo was a scientific and/or political correspondent for Domei and spoke English. He and a colleague listened in to allied broadcasts, translated Truman's statement on the bombing of Hiroshima and was the first to tell the Japanese government that the "new bomb" was an atomic bomb. Takeo's widow and son published a memorial book in 1995 with background and contemporary papers which doesn't seem to have worked its way to writers in English. From my stumbling through a review of that book I get the impression that Takeo was seen as an apologist for the US and their use of the bomb which was unfair. He was attempting to give as objectively as possible as much information as he could and what information he had came only from what could he could scrape together from radio broadcasts. How much of this view of him was long after the fact I don't know. He had been or became - I'm not clear on this - a communist journalist which can't have endeared him to any authorities. There is a modern facsimile of this which may or may not be related to the book published by Mrs Takeo - it seems likely. That should not be mistaken for this. Neither should Takeo Takei the journalist be confused with Takeo Takei the illustrator.

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        Animal Farm A Fairy Story

      London: Secker and Warburg, 1945.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.92. Publisher's cloth in dust-wrapper priced at 6s.. Minor wear to inside joints, neat ownership to flyleaf, jacket with a few nicks and tears some rubbing. Wrapper also printed on reverse side as was often the case with wartime economy production, this example with the 'Searchlight Books' design. A very good example, housed in a fleece-lined leather-spined clamshell box. A major title, but with a particularly small printing of only 4500 copies. Orwell's famous satire in fable form on Soviet totalitarianism and by extension, on all revolutions; a chilling little tale, which produced such arresting phrases as "All men are enemies. All animals are comrades", "Four legs good, two legs bad", "Napoleon is always right" and "some animals are more equal than others".

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        A l'amitié

      First printing illustrations of André Warnod, one of 625 numbered copies on Johannot.Precious autograph signed and dated by Francis Carco to his friend the painter André montmartrois Dignimont: "At first Dig" Grand Meaulnes "in memory of Alain Fournier, very affectionately.Our copy is enriched with a handwritten precision Francis Carco, who added the name of Guillaume Apollinaire to the list of poets who dedicated this poem.Nice copy. Paris 1945 18x21,5cm broché

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        L'Odalisque.

      - S.l.n.d. (Paris sur les presses à bras de l'Artiste) 1945. In-4° en ff, chemise à dos de reliure à nerfs, orné, étui. 26 eaux fortes originales dont 10 H.T. licencieux gravées en couleurs au repérage de Léon COURBOULEIX. Texte agrémenté de lettres et lettrines rouges et d'encadrements dans le style oriental en bistre. Tirage limité à 350 exemplaires. Un des 279 sur Vélin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CAPTAIN FLIGHT #5 1945-FOUR STAR-HOODED VILLAINS-BOUND BABE-WWII-1st Red Rocket

      Four Star Publications 1945 - -Classic cover - hooded villains about to torture bound babe. -1st appearance RED ROCKET -The Grenade vs. Nazis -Cremation horror story. -Super rare WWII hero and horror comic! -One page has part of a panel missing-see pic Condition: G

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        Erica and Peter

      Hildegard Herbster, Pendle Hill, Wallingford, Pennsylvania 1945 - First edition. Square octavo. [35]pp. Stapled wrappers with upper cover illustrations hand-colored. Text and simple line drawings mimeographed on thick leaves similar to elementary school construction paper. Wrappers foxed, a few scattered and small paper defects, still a pleasing very good copy.Bunnies, bees, frogs; ducks and deer; coloring, scissors and paste: a curious unrecorded wartime children's book intended as a collection of simple pedagogical nature stories for young readers, and an activity book where boys and girls color and cut out the book's illustrations and then frame them with help from Mother. Given its hands-on and amateurish production, we speculate Erica and Peter was produced in small quantities and for a small audience at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, a well-known Quaker community, very close to Philadelphia. Established in 1930, it served as a study center for the Quaker faith and as a nexus of spiritual culture to prepare Friends for future spiritual and cultural enrichment. A small hand-cut typed scrap reads: "Copyright by Hildegard Herbster" and is affixed to the bottom of the title page. A Library of Congress copyright record is entered for this book with a 1945 date.Hildegard "Hillie" Herbster (1908--1998) was a Quaker artist who attended art school in Philadelphia and Germany during the 1930s. During World War II, she was a resident at Pendle Hill where she lived with her young daughter Erika (in the book seen as "Erica"). Not surprisingly, Hildegard's husband, Ernest Herbster, was a registered conscientious objector during World War II and performed alternative service. Mrs. Herbster taught art in nearby Yardley, Pennsylvania. At some point, Hildegard moved to Florida. In 1997, the Miami-Dade County, Florida Parks and Recreation posthumously awarded her the "In the Company of Women" honor. The gentle narrative of this children's book, showing a love and respect of nature, reinforces the pacifist tones of the Quaker belief system during the violent period of the second World War in which it was produced. OCLC locates no copies. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child 1945: 5 volumes in 4

      London: Imago Publishing Co. Ltd. 1945 - Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; 5 volumes in 4. Subjects; Psychoanalytic study. Children. 1945. Annuals. 2 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zhongguo dongbei ditu Map of North Eastern China CHINA 1500000

      First and only edition. 18 colour lithograph maps. Imperial folio measuring ca. 43x52cm. Original flexible boards, stapled, minor wear to spine but overall in very good condition. Original silver gelatine print showing an US air-force crew cello-taped to first leaf. Ms. presentation note To Capt. John Rater (?). [iv](table of contents; map history, index map, map legend)ff. No place, no date, [but China], 

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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. Colour frontispiece after a painting by the author, 44 black and white photographs on plate paper, 14 illustrations in the text. 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. 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. A "Hugh Francis" appeared in the 1971 film Beaton by Bailey, David Bailey's documentary profile of Beaton. 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.

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