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        Framed Inscribed Vintage Photograph

      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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Photograph Album Documenting the Initial Occupation of Nagasaki Following the Japanese Surrender in World War II

      Japan, 1945. Photograph Album. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. The album measures 12" x 15" and contains 56 pages with over 275 corner-mounted, captioned photographs, most of which are 4.5" x 3.25". Six Japanese newspapers are attached to pages at the back of the album and a number of news clippings are laid in. The album and contents are in nice shape. Cowan's family removed his name from the front cover, but it appears in ink inside the front cover and in one of the newspapers. This is an important visual record of the initial occupation of Nagasaki, Isahaya, Kumamoto, and Sasebo by the 2nd Marine Division. The photos begin with embarkation at Garapan Harbor in Saipan and continue with in route convoy images including destroyed and abandoned Japanese ships, and the remains of the Mitsuibishi Shipbuilding Company at Nagasaki harbor. The Nagasaki photos show the destruction caused by the atomic bomb, Japanese soldiers and policemen still in uniform, ragged children, as well as intact buildings including the train station, prison, and street scenes. There are also five photographs of the 1st Bn, 8th Marines at Isahaya Airfield and a number of abandoned Japanese airplanes. The album continues with images of Kumamoto where Catrow was assigned to a Military Police Company. They include more pictures of uniformed Japanese soldiers, unit buildings, inspections, barracks life, and a number of photographs of many civilians engaged in their daily lives. Catrow's unit departed from Sasebo where his photographs concentrate primarily on the harbor and include a damaged Japanese destroyer and U. S. vessels. He has numerous images of the voyage to the United States including a wrestling match, signing Christmas carols, and bunkmates. His arrival at San Diego is well documented as is his temporary stay at Camp Pendleton awaiting discharge. The five newspapers (The Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimsun) mounted at the back of the album are from November 1945 include photographic images taken by Catrow. A tissue copy translation of one of the articles notes that "Catrow-San . . . keeps a sharp eye on the city as he patrols on his jeep, but he casts another 'cultural eye' on what happens around him." Indeed, Catrow was a talented amateur photographer and his album provides unique and historically valuable record of the occupation of Japan following its surrender after the destruction of Nagasaki.

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        [Photo Album]: American Soldier in Northern Africa and Paris in Closing Days of World War II

      Egypt, Paris. [circa 1945]. Oblong quarto. Measuring 9.5" x 12.5". String tied brown leather with intricate stamp of an Egyptian hieroglyph on the front board. Contains 126 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2" x 3" and 7" x 9.5", without captions, includes several real photo postcards and a few commercially produced images. Very good photo album with rubbing and near fine photographs.A photo album kept by an American soldier while he was stationed in North Africa and France during World War II. From the photos of men in flight jackets, certain insignias, and a few photos of planes it seems safe to say the compiler of the album was in the Air Force during the war possibly on a ground crew. The album begins with a group of men and women on a stage, presumably during a U.S.O. show. One photo shows a group of pretty young women hanging around a sleeping soldier, another shows a band on a stage posing for the camera. The soldier who kept the album was first stationed in Egypt. Here the album shows uniformed men on camels being led by Egyptian guides through the sights of the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. There are numerous portrait style photographs of the soldier and his comrades posing around the palm tree-lined sights on their tour of duty. The photos of the barracks show men on bicycles, playing instruments, and lounging. A few of the photos show men on the wings of planes presumably fixing or investigating a problem. The tourist sights of Egypt are pictured in better than average snapshot images (especially for a soldier), as well as a few photos that were commercially produced. The Sphinx, the Nile, and the pyramids are all captured in beautiful shots as well as photos of the soldiers posing around the monuments.The people of Egypt and the surrounding area are seen throughout his photos, usually as guides. One photo of bare breasted village women shows them holding baskets on their heads. Others are seen on camelback, at the market, and in the desert. The soldiers are seen around the city and in their barracks, some wearing pith helmets. One photo shows two men posing with African-American soldiers in desert khaki uniforms, another shows a man with a rifle on watch. Two photos towards the end of the album show men standing at attention with a high ranking officer inspecting them. Interspersed with the Egypt tour of duty is his time in France. Here the men are seen around Paris, posing in front of the Eiffel Tower and the Arch de Triumph. An interesting accumulation of a soldier's tour of duty mostly in Egypt with better than usual amateur photography. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        AAN DE GASKAMER ONTSNAPT! : HET SATANSWERK VAN DE S.S.: RELAAS VAN HET LIJDEN IN EN DE BEVRIJDING UIT HET CONCENTRATIEKAMP ‘BIRKENAU’ BIJ AUSCHWITZ

      Doetinchem: Misset 1945 - 1st Edition. Original Illustrated Paper Wrappers depicting concentration camp. 8vo. 44 pages ; 24 cm. In Dutch. The Primary source for information about the death of Anne Frank’s mother Edith Frank (nee Holländer) , published 2 years before Annes’ diary. Title Translates into English as, "Escaped From the Gas Chamber! Satan and the Work of the S. S. A Tale of Suffering and Liberation from the Birkenau Concentration Camp at Auschwitz. " In this work, Rosa de Winter-Levy tells her story of surviving Auschwitz. Winter-Levy met Anne Frank and the Frank family while they were detained in Westerbork. This diary is the primary source about the death of Edith Frank. Winter-Levy writes, ‘'Edith has taken ill, has a high fever. I want her to go to the hospital. Though there is a great fear of being gassed because every week Dr. Mengele goes to the sick-bay to pick out those women who in his opinion are too thin to be left alive. Despite everything, I bring Edith there. She has a fever of 41 degrees and is immediately admitted to the sick-bay barracks. (.) One morning new patients arrive. Suddenly I recognize Edith, she has come from another ward of sick-bay barracks. She is but a mere shadow of herself. A few days later she dies, totally worn out. " Published two years before the first publication the famous diary. OCLC lists only 6 copies worldwide, only 1 copy outside of the Netherlands (U Chicago) . Some wear. About very good condition. (holo2-130-64) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Cornered (Original One Sheet Film Poster)

      Los Angeles: RKO Radio Pictures, 1945. Original one sheet poster for the 1945 film noir. An overlooked gem from Dick Powell's second life as a noir icon, an anti-fascist espionage tale with a labyrinthine, Chandler-worthy plot, and an unforgettable standoff at the end. The undisguised, left-leaning overtones throughout contributed significantly to the blacklisting of both producer Adrian Scott and director Dmytryk. 27 x 41 inches (105 x 89 cm). Near Fine, on archival linen. Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime, p. 89. Neibaur 183. Selby (1984) 76. Silver, p. 74. Spicer, p. 407. Stephens, p. 92.

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        Le Livre et ses Amis Revue Mensuelle de l'Art du Livre

      18 parts (all published), illustrated throughout, with papers by Julien Maigret, André Warnod, Raymond Escholier, André Blum, Robert Brun, et al., coverage of book sales and new publications. 4to. Original covers with wood-engraved illustrations by Clément Serveau. Paris 1945-1947. Limited edition.

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        Stuart Little.

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1945. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in green morocco, titles to spine, two raised bands, multi-coloured pictorial onlay of Stuart Little to the front board, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. Illustrated throughout by Garth Williams. First edition, first printing.

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        The Pursuit of Love

      Hamish Hamilton, 1945. 1st edition. Hardcover. Lovely modern quarter blue leather over marbled boards, very clean pages, altogether an excellent copy of the author's fifth, semi-autobiographical novel, based on her love for Gaston Palewski, a Free French officer in London during World War Two.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        [BUCHENWALD] LES HORREURS DES CAMPS DE TORTURE NAZIS: REPORTAGES PHOTOGRAPHIQUES

      Bruxelles; Editions Perce Neige. 1945. Pamphlet. Original Wraps. 8vo. 16 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In French. Buchenwald; 2me année, no 5. 'Special number'. Dated May 1945. Illustrated brochure on the horrors of Buchenwald. Demands vengeance for the dead. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Pictorial works. Concentration camps - Pictorial works. Concentration camps. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Pictorial works. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Light staining to top half-inch of pages. Good condition. (HOLO2-124-10A) .

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        Les Idylles.

      112, (12) pp. compendium of poems by Theocritus, the 3rd century BC author of bucolic and epic poetry, translated into the French by Emile Chambry, accompanied by 22 vignettes and 16 full-page woodcuts in sanguine by Laurens, engraved on wood by Théo Schmied. Large 4to. Orig. illustrated wrpps. portfolio, with an additional embossed illustration on gold background by Laurens, cloth-backed boards chemise, matching boards slipcase. Paris (Tériade/ Verve) 1945. One of 220 copies, signed in pencil by Laurens on colophon page.

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        Cytology and Cell Physiology [association copy: from the library of Francis Crick]

      Oxford University Press 1945 - 8vo; pp. [xii], 296. BEFORE THE PARADIGM SHIFT: FRANCIS CRICK'S COPY OF AN IMPORTANT PRE-1953 TEXTBOOK. Crick's books occasionally appear on the market, but only very rarely do they pre-date his 1953 discovery, with James Watson, of the structure of DNA. This volume was printed in 1945, and contains a tantalizing account of the nature of the chromosomes and the little that was known then of the structure of DNA. In the chapter 'Nucleus, Chromosomes, and Genes', for example, we find: "This apparently accidental correspondence betwen the spacing of the essental units in these two types of molecule [nucleic acid chain and polypeptide] may, in fact, be the key to the true role of the nucleic acids" (p. 143). This refers to the vital crystallographic work of Astbury and Bell, and effectively sets the stage for Crick and Watson's work of the subsequent 15 years, i.e. the development of the 'Central Dogma'. There is also a section explaining X-ray crystallographic techniques in cell analysis – these, of course, were crucial to the 1953 Nature publication. Near fine condition: blue cloth a little faded along the top edge; internally very good throughout. 1945 reprint of the 1942 first edition. Signed by Crick to the inside front cover (as with all his books that we have seen). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Piraterias y Ataques Navales contra las Isla Canarias.

      Madrid. Instituto Jeronimo Zurita.(1945). 3 vols. in 5. 28 x 20 cm. Original Blue Cloth with gilt back. Slightly blotchy. En la presente obra se aborda el estudio de uno de los capitulos de la Historia Universal mas llenos de dramaticas emociones, y, no obstante, de los menos estudiados y conocidos. La pirateria nace en los albores de la Humandidad, pues sus origenes se confunden con los de la navegacion y el comercio. La pirateria es una de las mas antiquas actividades humanas. Las primeras referencias acerca de ella coinciden con los mas remotos testimonios relativos a los viajes y al comercio. La conocieron los pueblos del oriente mediterraneo, cuna de las primeras civilizaciones; se difundio bajo el imperio romano; adquirio nuevos brios en la Edad Media con los normandos y los arabes, y llego a la cima de su prosperidad en los albores de Edad Moderna. Los descubrimientos geograficos, las nuevas tierras del oro y las especias, la sed de aventuras y la expansion colonizadora, fueron otros tantos moviles que hicieron del siglo XVI el verdadero Siglo de Oro de corsarios y pirates.; - With numerous Illustr. and some folded Maps. - Paper bronzy, four volumes cover hinge inside broken, a few pages relaxed, Binding tight, otherwise in clean condition. Spanish Language. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Freibeuterrei; Marine; Piraterie; Seewesen, Kanaren; Spanien; Spanische Sprache

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        PARFUMS - illustrations de Matisse, Derain, Bérard et Van Dongen

      Michel de Brunhoff, Sainte-Catherine 1945 - PRESENTATION : in-4 en feuilles sous couverture souple illustrée. ILLUSTRATION : 4 illustations pleine page en couleur signées dans la planche par Henri Matisse, André Derain, Christian Bérard et Kees Van Dongen ainsi 18 illustration in-texte. SIGNATURE : Toutes les illustration signées ou monogramées dans la planche. Tirage : 1000 exemplaires numérotés. PAPIER : Papier Vélin à la main pur chiffon d'Auvergne des Moulins du Val de Laga. DIMENSIONS : 35 x 27 cm. ETAT : Très bon état, un fin salissement sur la couverture. AUTRES PHOTOS A LA DEMANDE. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Archive of Press Coverage of the Founding of the United Nations

      1945 - All together, there are 67 ribbon-copy typescript articles that cover the conference start to finish dating from April 25 through June 28 (1945) comprising 268pp and ca. 45,000 words. The reports are housed in a manila binding with a two-hole punch metallic binder. On the front cover in pencil is "A.H. Uhl / PM (1)" **This is a collection of journalist Alexander Uhl's coverage of the San Francisco Conference establishing the United Nations. (Uhl had seen fighting in Spain (covering the war there for Associated Press) and WWII (reporting for the great PM newspaper and for which he was awarded the French Legion of Honor medal.) What we have here is Uhl's very own ribbon-copy typescript of his nearly-daily coverage that were telegrammed back to the PM headquarters in New York City. Many of the reports are written on the back (and sometimes the front) of "Western Union Press Message" stationery. The writing is clear, concise, and filled with sharp observations. **Provenance: the estate of Alexander Uhl 1899-1976) via Gladys Uhl Katcher (1910-2000). Alexander Uhl, a New Yorker (CCNY and Columbia School of Journalism) was a Major League Old-School reporter of a high order. He began 1935 when he began covering the Spanish Civil War for the Associated Press, where he remained until 1938. Uhl went from there to Europe where he covered the war and post-war from 1940 to 1948, and was one of the earliest on-the-ground reporters covering hard action--this for the famous Leftie newspaper PM, which vowed never to take advertising money and to survive on subscription and daily sales. At the time of his reporting on the U.N. Conference Uhl was the foreign editor of PM. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vers la vallée du Nil.

      Liège: Éditions Dynamo,, 1945. Octavo, pp. 12. Original stitched cream wrappers, titles red and black and multicoloured decoration to front cover. With the glassine jacket. An exceptional copy. First edition, signed limited issue. This is copy number 1, the only copy in the edition printed on Imperial Japon paper, the tête-de-tirage. The whole edition consisted of 49 copies, of which 40 were printed on vélin, 8 on Vélin Chiffon Bleu, and one (the present copy) on japon imperial. The pamphlet was printed in memory of Saint-Exupéry, whose plane had disappeared off the coast of Marseilles on 31 June 1944, and is a short hitherto unpublished account by Saint-Exupéry of his crash on 30 December 1935, when he and his navigator André Prévot were stranded in the Saharan desert for four days near the Nile Delta until they were rescued by a Bedouin. Saint-Exupéry referred to the episode in his autobiographical work Terre des Hommes (Wind, Sand, and Stars in the US), which won him the Grand Prix du Roman de L'Académie française in 1939, and the National Book Award in America. The opening of Le Petit Prince was in part a reference to this experience.

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        Paquín, la revista para niños de 8 a 80 años Colección 372 ejemplares, 1945-1947

      Ediciones Continentales, Mexico, México D.F. 1945 - Paquín, la revista para niños de 8 a 80 años, la primera revista de historietas mexicana, colección de 372 ejemplares, 1945-1947 Extraordinaria y muy rara colección de Revista Paquín,años 1945 al 1947, 372 ejemplares, excelente estado, casi sin leer solo con pocos ejemplares con alguna marca. Muy seguidos. Nº1714 ( año 1944) , al 1749, Falta 1747, (35 ejemplares) nº 1813 nº1867, (año 1945) al 2164 (año 1946) faltan 1896, 1899, 1902, 1906, 1908, 1914, 1920, 1926, 1932, 1938, 1944, 1950, 1956, 1962, 1968, 1974 , 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2014, 2029, 2034, 2035, 2036, 2042, 2078, 2088, (Total 269 ejemplares) nº 2236 al 2307, faltan 2252, 2270 (66 ejemplares) nº 2628 Incluye Historietas: Siprit por Will Eisner, Quien mal anda mal acaba por Mora, Lady Luck por Klaus Nordling, El Intelectual Amos por André Leblanc, (Intellectual Amos) Dick Tracy por Chester Gould, Felipe Jesus por Javier Preñalosa Calderón, Terry y los Piratas por Milton Caniff (Terry and the Pirates), Don Mitote y Pancho Lanza por Cesar Castañeda y Carlos Inclán, Mamá Cachimba por Al Capp, (Li'l Abner), El Triple Terror por Fred Methot y Res Greenwood, Superman por Shuster y Siegel, Romances y Toros por Cesar Castañeda, El Rey Melón, Mirror Man por Fred Methot y Res Greenwood, El Hombre de Goma por J.Van Leeuwaeck, Payasos y Fieras por Castañeda y Casillas, Mickey Mouse por Walt Disney, , Tigres del Caribe por Levesky, Manón Lescaut por Esquivel, Diavolo por A. Odarit, Nacho Mex y su familia, Ritip y Cacahuate por Jorge Carreño, Broda la Gitana, El Califa Babalá, Genius, Estrella, Sam Dunga y su Chino por Ritip, Don Lupa, Brigada Secreta por Bob Castell, Tizón el Espadachín, Y el amor Venció, Capitan Acero, Ventriloquín, Miss Clap, Coyote Norteño, El duque y el Mago, Epifanio Entrometido por Rafael D. Ramirez, don Lupa, El Talisman de plomo, Amores del Cielo, La voz del Silencio, Cherlito Jolmes, Juanito y algunas más que se me deben de haber pasado. Size: 27X18,5 Cms. 24pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Maschinenschriftlicher Brief mit Unterschrift an Gabriel Talphir (1901-1989).

      Pacific Palisades 23.1.1945. - Pacific Palisades 23.1.1945. 4°. 1/2 S. "Es war ja eigentlich nur eine kleine Bestätigung meines Briefes vom 16. December 1943." Brief an den Publizisten Gabriel Talphir (1901-1989). Dieser Brief ist in den Bibliographien nicht verzeichnet, jedoch der Brief vom 16. December, der an Miriam Talphir gerichtet war. Miriam Talphir hatte um die Erlaubnis gebeten, die Erzählung "Die vertauschten Köpfe" ins Hebräische zu übersetzen. Das Projekt kam jedoch nicht zustande.

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        CANDIDO settimanale diretto ed animato da Giovannino Guareschi - 1945 - 1961 - CONSISTENTE PARTE DI TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO (offriamo 500 numeri su 828 usciti), Milano, Rizzoli, 1945

      Famoso periodico politico satirico magistralmente diretto da Giovannino Guareschi. La vita del giornale attraversa anni cruciali della storia italiana. .La ricostruzione dopo la guerra, le elezioni del 1946 e 1948, la guerra fredda e la situazione politica italiana, con la contrapposizione DC e PCI. Sono anche gli anni dei racconti (molto saggi) con Don Camillo e Peppone, che ebbero e che hanno tuttora un seguito incredibilmente ampio in ogni strato sociale, le vicissitudini di Guareschi ed i processi in tribunale con Luigi Einaudi (articoli sul vino prodotto a Dogliani) e De Gasperi (presunte complicità per bombardamenti su Roma) , che lo portarono in carcere. Ogni numero di Candido è sempre arricchito dalle caricature pungenti di Guareschi (spesso da sole valgono un editoriale o un articolo di fondo) e di Walter Molino, Mosca, Palermo, Angoletta, Giaci Mondaini, Carlo Manzoni ed altri; inoltre sono assai interessanti tante inchieste sociali e politiche, sempre condotte con grande rigore da G.G. Formati dal 1945 al 1951 pp. 4 - 8 e cn, 41 x 57 Dal 1952 al 1959 pp. 32 e cm. 28 x 38 Dal 1960 al 1961 pp. 16 e cm. 34 x 50 Questo lotto, in buone condizioni e a fascicoli sciolti, è destinato ad un appassionato Guareschiano che voglia indagare, divertendosi, e poi completare la collezione. Il prezzo che offriamo oggi lo può permettere.

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        Cannery Row (Uncorrected Proof, copy belonging to Isabel Roberts)

      New York: Viking Press, 1945. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. Copy belonging to noted designer Isabel Roberts, with her name in holograph pencil on the first leaf. Roberts was a key creative member of Frank Lloyd Wright's Oak Park Office during the first two decades of the twentieth century. A rare Steinbeck item, the first appearance of this novel in print. Very Good in tall, plain brown perfect bound wrappers, with a dark yellow title label in manual type as issued. Slight lean, small chip at the heel, some splitting at the bottom of the front fold. The label is complete, with a small splash near the bottom right corner. Morrow 171. Goldstone and Payne A22a. Ahearn APG 024a.

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        Day of Paris. George Davis, Editor.

      New York: J. J. Augustin, 1945 - Quarto. Original tan cloth, titles to front cover and spine in black. With the photographic dust jacket. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. A lovely copy in the little worn dust jacket with a number of small chips. Illustrated with 103 black and white photographs. First edition, first printing. A fine presentation copy, inscribed by the photographer on the front free endpaper, "To Paula Wyss sincerely A. Kertesz Jan. 11. 1946". Day of Paris is one the 20th century's abiding testimonies to the recording power of the lens in the hands of a genius like Kertesz. Its pages reflect over and over again something archetypal in the most quotidian of images. Photojournalism at its finest. A scarce enough book in dust jacket in any case and copies bearing contemporary presentation inscriptions are rare. Parr & Badger I, 200; Roth, p. 114. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Spellbound (Two original photographs of Ingrid Bergman from the Salvidor Dali-designed dream sequence)

      Los Angeles: Selznick International, 1945. Two vintage single weight photographs of Ingrid Bergman from Alfred Hitchcock's 1945 film noir. Taken from a dream sequence design for the film by Salvador Dali, wherein Bergman turns into a statue of the Roman goddess Diana. The sequence was set up, and possibly filmed, but does not appear in the final cut of the film. Shot by still photographer Madison Lacy. With a mimeo snipe on the verso describing the scene, as well as Lacy's stamp, and a French stamp crediting Selznick Studios and the archive of the French film magazine "Cinéma." Both Hitchcock and producer David O. Selznick were less than fond of Dalí's ideas, and Bergman is quoted in David Spoto's Hitchcock biography, "The Dark Side of Genius," as saying that the Dalí sequence ran for almost twenty minutes before much of it, including the Diana portion, was cut by Selznick. The cut footage no longer exists, and only a few of Lacy's production stills have survived. Two of a purported six known shots from the unfilmed (or unused) portion of the dream sequence, shows the actress in a quintessentially sophisticated poses. The images have become quite famous over time, and are used repeatedly in books about Bergman. Lacy's other work includes still photography for Erich von Stroheim's "The Wedding March," as well as promotional work for the films of Busby Berkeley. Both photos 8.5 x 7 inches. One photo an archival mat, the other archivally matted and framed. Very Good to Near Fine. Criterion Collection 136. Grant, p. 601. Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime, p. 311. Selby Canon, p. 123. Silver, p. 275. Spicer, p. 419.

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        DESTIN DE FEMME.

      Egix, P., 1945 - in-4 en feuilles (25 X 33 cm) couverture rempliée, chemise, étui. 154 pp. (Quelques feuillets légèrement froissés en bordure). Edition originale et premier tirage des 21 eaux-fortes en couleurs de Louis ICART (dont un frontispice et 10 hors-texte. Tirage limité à 325 exemplaires. 1/ 139 numérotés sur vélin blanc (N°176). Texte encadré d'un double filet carmin. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Five Go to Smuggler's Top

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1945. Another Adventure of the Four Children and Timmy the Dog. Octavo. Original light blue boards, spine and front cover lettered in black, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and illustrations to the text by Eileen Soper. Discreet gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, very mild toning along extremities, tips very lightly bumped and rubbed, a few small pale spots to rear board. An excellent copy in the bright dust jacket with a toned spine with a shallow chip at the foot and a short nick at the head. Still an excellent copy of this book. First edition, first impression. The fourth adventure in the Famous Five series, uncommon in the dust jacket.

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        Chansons pour elle

      Anonyme 1945 - Ouvrage in-4 en feuilles (25,5 x 34 cm.), 59 pages. Couverture rempliée. Chemise et emboîtage. Recueil de Paul Verlaine agréablement illustré de pointes-sèches de Lobel-Riche. Tirage total à 260 exemplaires numéroté, le nôtre (n°165). Emboîtage accidenté, bon état général. Lobel-Riche

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        Le Desir Attrape par la Queue - INSCRIBED WITH A DRAWING To a Nazi-hunting 'Monuments Man'

      Paris: Gallimard, 1945. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Le Desir Attrape par la Queue [Desire Caught by the Tail]. First edition, limited issue of 2,240. Paperback, 5.75 x 7.75, 62 pages. Signed and inscribed inside the front wrapper in red artist's crayon, "Pour James Plaut, Picasso, Paris, Mai 1945," with the addition of a wonderful sketch on the adjacent page showing a heart-shaped figure with an arrow in his mouth. In very good condition, the sketch a shade light, modest chipping to wrappers, evidence of early repair to spine. <br style="">James S. Plaut (1912 - 1996) became Assistant Curator at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1935. While working at the museum, he became involved in the burgeoning modern art movement and in 1936 he co-founded the Boston Museum of Modern Art (today, The Institute of Contemporary Art), a sister institution of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He became the museum's first official director in 1939 and organized a retrospective of Picasso's works in 1940, which included the great 'Guernica.'  In November 1944 he was selected to lead the newly-formed Art Looting Investigation Unit (ALIU) of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS).  Responsible for uncovering information regarding Nazi looting through extensive research and interviews, it was through this work that he interviewed Picasso on numerous occasions.  <br style="">In the winter of 1941, soon after the Germans had occupied Paris, Picasso while ill spent three days writing a farcical play, Desire Caught by the Tail. It was first performed on 19 March, 1945 at the apartment of Louise and Michel Leiris in Paris, where it was performed by a star-studded cast that included Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Picasso's former lover Dora Maar. Musical accompaniment by Georges Hugnet and the narration was given by Albert Camus, describing the largely imaginary sets - that is, except for a large black box that served alternatively as a bed, a bathtub, and a coffin.  The spectators included Georges Braque and his wife, Cécile Éluard, Jacques Lacan and Jaime Sabartés. The event was photographed by Brassaï.<br style="">Described as "surrealistic" and "simply weird," the play is rarely produced due to sheer incomprehensibility. There is no plot to speak of, and the characters all are abstractly named: besides the protagonist Big Foot and his love interest Tart, there are Onion, Round End, the Cousin, the two Bow-wows, Silence, Fat Anguish, Skinny Anguish and The Curtains. And the stage directions are highly impractical: the transparent doors light up and the dancing shadows of five monkeys eating carrots appear. Complete darkness.<br>While the narrative is nonlinear and the meaning nearly impossible to decipher, the work has been praised despite (and sometimes for) its lack of message. Bernard Frechtman, who translated the work from the original French, writes in his Foreword, "It says nothing of human destiny or of the human condition. In an age which has discovered man with a capital M, it is gratifying to advise the reader that Picasso has nothing to say of man, nor of the universe. This in itself is a considerable achievement."

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        BUCHENWALD] LES HORREURS DES CAMPS DE TORTURE NAZIS: REPORTAGES PHOTOGRAPHIQUES

      Bruxelles; Editions Perce Neige 1945 - Original Wraps. 8vo. 16 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In French. Buchenwald; 2me année, no 5. 'Special number'. Dated May 1945. Illustrated brochure on the horrors of Buchenwald. Demands vengeance for the dead. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Pictorial works. Concentration camps - Pictorial works. Concentration camps. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Pictorial works. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Light staining to top half-inch of pages. Good condition. (HOLO2-124-10A) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Fallen Angel

      E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., New York 1945 - Cloth with a pictorial jacket. 224pp. 12mo. Very scarce in such excellent condition. Basis for the Otto Preminger film, starring Alice Faye and Dana Andrews, with a splendidly pulpy jacket design. Red cloth hardcover shows the mildest occasional wear, but else with no markings and a fine text block. Lightly trimmed flaps, but the price is intact. Creasing to the jacket's extremities, and slight chipping and edge wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cannery Row

      Viking Press, 1945 First Edition with first issue buff cloth covers (instead of the second issue canary yellow). Fine in a fine dust jacket. Original price still present on jacket flap. States First Published by the Viking Press in January 1945 on the copyright page. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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        The Glass Menagerie

      Random House, 1945 A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket. First Printing stated on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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        Il Canzoniere (1900 - 1945).

      Roma, Giulio Einaudi, 1945. In 8vo (cm. 20). Legatura originale di lusso in tela grezza con tassello rosso e tit. in oro; pp. 610, (2). Questa edizione, in parte originale, fu a lungo desiderata da Saba, che negli anni ?20 e ?30 aveva più volte avviato trattative con vari editori, tra cui Preda e Carabba, per un nuovo ?Canzoniere? esteso alla produzione della maturità e in compenso alleggerito nelle parti iniziali... Purtroppo, nemmeno il Saba libraio potè essere soddisfatto di una veste editoriale che risentiva delle ristrettezze del tempo di guerra, la carta grigiastra appariva ?sudicia? ai suoi occhi e la legatura si dimostrò approssimativa in parecchi esemplari. Per rimediare, almeno in parte, a quest'ultimo difetto, l'editore fece legare in tela rigida alcune centinaia delle 2900 copie della tiratura... G. castellani, Bibl. delle ediz. orig. di U. Saba. Axs

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        TOC TOC - CHI E'? APRI LA PORTA; IL VENDITORE DI ANIMALI;. COLLANA "I LIBRI DI MUNARI" N.3 e 6. MILANO ED. MONDADORI, I edizione 1945.

      Mondadori 1945 24x32; Volumi ideati e disegnati da Bruno Munari nel periodo da lui dedicato alla sperimentazione didattica raffiguranti persone, animali cose che appaiono e scompaiono con un gioco di cartoncini animati sovrapposti. Cartonati editoriali illustrati a colori ai piatti con dorsi in tela. Buonissimo stato. Cadauno ? 600,00 - In blocco ? 900,00

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        ROSS POLDARK A Novel Of Cornwall 1783 - 1787

      

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        Finisterre.: Con autografi e un ritratto dell&#146;autore di Giacomo Manzù.

      Barbèra, Firenze. 1945 - Ritratto di Montale in sanguigna e due riproduz. di autografi. Seconda edizione, accresciuta di 2 prose e 4 poesie, stampata in 200 esemplari numerati (69), con firma autografa di Montale. Formato: 69 p., 3 c. di tav. (1 ritr., 2 c. con riproduzione di autografi), 22 cm, bross. editoriale con risvolti ripiegati. Buono, ordinari segni d&#146;uso e del tempo, più evidenti alla brossura soprattutto al dorso che presenta minimi difetti alle estremità (quello superiore appena visibili, quello inferiore per tre millimetri circa), timbretto privato di possesso alla sguardia.

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        STUART LITTLE

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Wear & chipping to DJ with small open tears; Stated first edition, two dollar price on front flap ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 131 pages .

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        Cannery Row

      Viking Press, 1945 A fine first edition, first state (beige not yellow cloth) in a fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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        Brideshead Revisited

      Chapman & Hall, London 1945 - First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION published in London by Chapman and Hall. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with minor repair. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with a hint of wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        New Map of Shanghai. Pocket Edition. 1945.

      Shanghai.: Asia Geographical Institute.. 1945. 1st edition.. Large color folding map, 19 1/4 x 28 on sheet 21 x 29 1/2 inches, folding out of cloth covered boards. Minor misfolding to the map resulting in a few extra creases but otherwise map is in very good condition, with no tears. Few soiled spots to back cover of boards. There are four inset maps: "Shanghai Central of Municipal District" (3 3/4 x 3 inches); "Native City" (6 x 4 1/2 inches); "Central District" (8 x 9 inches); "Western District Extension" (3 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches). The map is on a scale of 1 :24000. Railways, tramways, bus routes are marked and the names of the wharves along the river. Major firms, banks etc are named on the map of the central district. An attractive and detailed map of this cosmopolitan city. "Issued by Ya Kwang Geographical Institute". Marked "First Edition 1945" at lower left. Publisher is stated as the Asia Geographical Institute on the map, and the East Asia Geographical Institute on the cover. Price is stated as '$600.00'. .

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        SPARKLING CYANIDE

      London; (1945): Collins/For the Crime Club. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Near Fine. 160pp., bound in red cloth, spine lettering black; a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket, with a arely visible short closed tear at foot of front fold; price on front flap of 8s.6d.

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        QUAND VIENT LA FIN

      N.R.F GALLIMARD 1945 - In-8 de 305 pages avec feuillet publicitaire de Gallimard. Dédicacé à Georges Duhamel qui l'a soutenu quand il était au stalag. Spécimen de Presse de cette nouvelle édition revue et corrigée après son séjour au stalag; c'est donc une nouvelle originale, après celle de 1941. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Glass Menagerie: A Play

      New York: Random House, 1945, 1945. First edition. A fine copy in a slightly worn dust jacket.. 12mo, original reddish-brown cloth, decorated spine, gilt lettering. Frontispiece. From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller.

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        Les malheurs des immortels

      Second edition, one of 10 numbered copies on Madagascar, ours unnumbered but justifé "Madagascar", deluxe edition.illustrated book of 22 original collages of Max Ernst reproductions.Very nice copy. Editions de la revue Fontaine Paris 1945 16,5x22,5cm broché

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        Battle of Angels

      Murray, Utah: Pharos, 1945. This is Tennessee Williams's first book, which comprised the first and second numbers of Pharos magazine. Fine in gray wrappers, which show a light diagonal crease through the center of some pages, and some chipping along yapp edges. Housed in a clamshell box with a leather spine label. The first book of Tennessee Williams.

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        A DESCENDÊNCIA PORTUGUESA DE EL-REI D. JOÃO II.

      - Por. Tenente-Coronel de Infantaria, Comendador da Ordem de Avis, Cavaleiro da Ordem de Christo, Sócio do Instituto Português de Heráldica, etc. Edições Gama. Lisboa. MCMXLV-MCMXLVI. [1945-1946]. Obra em 3 volumes. De 28x20 cm. Com 603, 413 e 479 págs. Belas encadernações da época inteiras de pele azul, com nervos, ferros a ouro nas pastas e nas lombadas. Seixas douradas e papel de seda nas guardas. Todos os volumes perservam as capas de brochura. Exemplar apenas com os cortes das folhas dourados á cabeça, apresenta super-libris da Casa Real Portuguesa nas pastas anteriores dos três volumes. Ilustrado com várias estampas em separado, entre elas um retrato de D. João II, além de numerosas árvores genealógicas em folhas desdobráveis. Inclui prefácio muito elogioso de D. António Conde de São Payo. No prólogo o autor explica o método que seguiu para elaborar este estudo que lhe tomou 15 anos de trabalho. Obra enriquecida com notas, que esclarecem várias questões e onde trancreve documentos, com correcções e aditamentos, índices de cada volume e um indice geral alfabético de toda a obra. O ramo principal dos descendentes de D. João II, deu origem à casa de Aveiro (Duques de Aveiro e Marqueses de Torres Novas), que teve um fim trágico, sendo o 8º Duque de Aveiro executado de forma brutal em Janeiro de 1759, acusado de atentar contra a vida do rei D. José. O autor trancreve parte da carta de D. Duarte Nuno, Duque de Bragança, que declara legítimos representantes dos títulos da Casa de Aveiro os Condes de Alcáçovas. Uma obra fundamental dos estudos genealógicos, trabalho realizado com grande rigor e abrangendo o vasto âmbito de todos os descendentes do Princípe Perfeito "Explorou a corrente do seu sangue até à última gota do mais pequeno regato que nela vai haurir.a vida". . Location/localizacao: SDC 1-A2-C-4

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        Blasons.

      Raoul Mortier 1945 - Paris, Raoul Mortier, 1945, in-folio (44 x 33.5 cm.) en feuilles, [28] pages, 6 lithographies originales d'Edouard PIGNON. Edouard PIGNON (Bully 1905-1993) est un peintre français de la nouvelle École de Paris. Son &#156;uvre abondante, difficilement classable, se développe par séries autour de thèmes divers où l'influence de Cézanne et Picasso est si évidente que le Musée Granet d'Aix en Provence consacra un évènement pour ce trio d'artistes. Dés 1932 il expose aux Indépendants et en 1945 il devient co-fondateur du Salon de Mai. Il participe activement au monde du théâtre en réalisant des maquette et costumes pour Tchékov, Molière, . L'oeuvre de PIGNON est jugé "rude, foisonnant, généreux .". (Bénézit, 1976, t.8, p.331-332). Tiré à 225 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches. Lithographie par MOURLOT. Livres

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        Les belles saisons

      Galerie Charpentier, Paris 1945 - Deux volumes in-4 plein maroquin caramel, dos à faux-nerfs, titre auteur et date dorés, tête dorée, non rogné, couvertures conservées. 107 pages, 1 feuillet (justificatif). Edition originale, illustrée de 20 pointes sèches par Christian Caillard, limitée à 350 exemplaires. Ici, le n°40, premier papier sur vélin blanc de Lana, auquel est joint un volume de suites sous chemise, emboîtage en demi maroquin caramel et étui. L'ouvrage est dédicacé par l'illustrateur et comporte en outre un dessin original. Rare et bel ensemble. // Two volumes, 4to, full brown morocco, raised spines and gilt-lettered back, top edge gilt, the others untrimmed, original wrappers bound in, slip case. Original edition, illustrated with 20 dry-points by Christian Caillard (French painter, 1899-1985). One of the 50 copies printed on Lana vellum paper, with one extra suite of the illustrations, and dedicated by the illustrator. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gigi

      Paris: J. Ferenczi & Fils, 1945. PRESENTATION COPY. 1 vol., 7-3/8" x 5", inscribed on the half-title "Quel affreux papier, \r\nchere Alice! Il nÆest digne ni de vous, ni du sentiment tres fidele qui attache a vous votre amie Colette", "What dreadful paper, dear Alice! It is not worthy of you, nor of the very faithful feeling that binds to you your friend Colette". Bound in 1/4 French tan marbled morocco, raised bands, gilt lettered spine, original printed wrappers bound in, hinges fine, closed tear on page 209 affecting several words otherwise a VERY GOOD copy.\r\nThe recipient was Colette's old friend Alice Benard-Fleury of Toulon, with whom she corresponded during the War years.

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