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        Brideshead Revisited

      Chapman & Hall Ltd., London 1945 - Hardcover in good condition. No jacket. 'Revised edition' hand-stamped to title page. Date in Roman numerals MCMXLV. Rear board is marked. Spine and front spine side are slightly sunned. Gilt text on spine foot is partially faded. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are lightly bumped and worn. Page block and pages are lightly marked and tanned. Minor creases on a few pages. Text remains clear throughout. Volume is cocked but binding remains intact. HCW [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: PsychoBabel & Skoob Books]
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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of Saint-Exupéry, whose plane had disappeared off the coast of Marseilles on 31 June 1944, and is a short hitherto unpublished account by Saint-Exupéry of his crash on 30 December 1935, when he and his navigator André Prévot were stranded in the Saharan desert for four days near the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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        MASQUE OF REASON

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1945. First edition, ASSOCIATION COPY WARMLY INSCRIBED BY ROBERT FROST TO A FRIEND AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY, SIGNED AND DATED 1945 in the year of publication. 8vo, publisher’s original navy blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In the original dustjacket. [6], 23, [1 blank] pp. A fine copy, the book wonderfully preserved, the navy cloth near pristine, the jacket with only very slight age mellowing and a small chip at tip of the spine. FIRST EDITION AND A FINE AND PLEASING SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY, inscribed by Frost to Virginia Proctor, secretary to Harvard President James Byrant Conant. Though Frost tenure at Harvard was short, his friendship with Mrs. Proctor lasted well beyond his years in Cambridge. It was President Conant who first cited Frost as "The Poet of New England" when Frost was given an honorary degree of Litt.D. in 1937. In 1938 Frost resigned from Amherst and was elected to Harvard's Board of Overseers and that year also saw him placed in the English department at the university. Conant reappointed Frost for the years 1939 through 1942. Though Frost's formal ties with Harvard would end in that year, his association with Virginia Proctor would continue for years following. The inscription on this 1945 publication reads, "To Virginia Proctor / For all her kindness and friendship / Robert Frost / Bread Loaf (VT.) 1945" FIRST EDITION. Published on the occasion of Frost 70th birthday this poem in the form of a verse play was such an extreme departure from Frost’s earlier forms and style that it startled many of his devoted readers. They may have found a challenge in his change of thought and theme, but no loss in the intensity of his feeling or the mastery of his technique.

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        The Short Novels of Dostoevsky [Signed Association Copy]

      New York: Dial Press, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing (some marking to the upper portion of the front board, some spotting and soiling to the rear board, some age toning to the cloth edges, front board's upper right corner bumped), in a Very Good dust jacket (sunning to the spine panel, light edge wear with some tiny chips and tears), CONTEMPORARILY SIGNED, PLACED AND DATED BY THOMAS MANN on the front free endpaper as follows: "To Sidney Phillips / Whom I was able to assist, / in my modest way, in the / creation of this beautiful book // Pacif. Palisades // Dec. 8 - 1945 // Thomas Mann. [underscored]"; a collection of Dostoevsky short novels including "The Gambler", "Notes from Underground" (a work which many believe marks the beginning of the modernist movement in literature), "Uncle's Dream", "The Eternal Husband", "The Double", and "The Friend of the Family"." In his Introduction (titled as a "Preface") Mann states, among many other interesting things, that "[i]f Dostoevsky had written nothing else but the six short novels printed here, his name would no doubt still deserve a pre-eminent place in the history of the world's narrative literature." Thomas Mann won the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature "principally for his great novel, Buddenbrooks, which has won steadily increased recognition as one of the classic works of contemporary literature". Sidney Phillips was an employee and stockholder of Dial Press. A Very Good copy of this notable collection of Dostoevsky works, with an introduction by Thomas Mann, a volume thus joining two great men of Literature. A Very Good ASSOCIATION copy, CONTEMPORARILY SIGNED, INSCRIBED, DATED, AND PLACED BY THOMAS MANN. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Heitere Wein-Legende". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit eh. Widmung und U.

      Baden bei Wien, April 1945. - Titel und 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Folio. Die Widmung an den Textautor Franz Posch "zur freundlichen Erinnerung". - Ludwig Gruber zählte mit seinen zusammengenommen mehr als 2000 Kompositionen zu den wichtigsten Vermittlern des Wiener Liedes. Zu seinen bekanntesten Werken zählen "Mei Mutterl war a Weanerin" und "Es wird a Wein sein". - Mit Adreßstempel am Titel; etwas gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Animal Farm - A Fairy Story

      London: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd.. First Edition - First Impression.. Very good + condition with only minor signs of external wear to the binding. The dustjacket unclipped (very unusual) and besides some minor fraying and rbbing with only two minor tears. The first impression dustjacket with the red "Silverlight Books" advertising inverted/verso ! Extremely rare in this condition.. First Edition - First Impression. London, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd., 1945. Small Octavo. 92 pages. Hardcover / Original green cloth with white lettering on spine and with the very scarce, original unclipped (!) first impression dustjacket. Very good + condition with only minor signs of external wear to the binding. The dustjacket unclipped (very unusual) and besides some minor fraying and rbbing with only two minor tears. The first impression dustjacket with the red "Silverlight Books" advertising inverted/verso ! Extremely rare in this condition. Animal Farm is an allegorical and dystopian novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. Orwell, a democratic socialist, was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow-directed Stalinism, an attitude that was critically shaped by his experiences during the Spanish Civil War. The Soviet Union, he believed, had become a brutal dictatorship, built upon a cult of personality and enforced by a reign of terror. In a letter to Yvonne Davet, Orwell described Animal Farm as a satirical tale against Stalin ("un conte satirique contre Staline"), and in his essay "Why I Write" (1946), wrote that Animal Farm was the first book in which he tried, with full consciousness of what he was doing, "to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole". The original title was Animal Farm: A Fairy Story; U.S. publishers dropped the subtitle when it was published in 1946, and only one of the translations during Orwell's lifetime kept it. Other titular variations include subtitles like "A Satire" and "A Contemporary Satire". Orwell suggested the title Union des républiques socialistes animales for the French translation, which abbreviates to URSA, the Latin for "bear", a symbol of Russia, which also played on the French name of the Soviet Union, Union des républiques socialistes soviétiques. Orwell wrote the book between November 1943 and February 1944, when the UK was in its wartime alliance with the Soviet Union and the British people and intelligentsia held Stalin in high esteem, a phenomenon Orwell hated. The manuscript was initially rejected by a number of British and American publishers, including one of Orwell's own, Victor Gollancz, which delayed its publication. It became a great commercial success when it did appear partly because international relations were transformed as the wartime alliance gave way to the Cold War. (Wikipedia)

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        Stuart Little

      Harper & Brothers Publishers 1945 - New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1945., 1945. "A Realistic Fantasy About A Talking Mouse"WHITE, E.B. Stuart Little. Pictures by Garth Williams. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1945. First edition (stated on copyright page with 10-5 and I-U). Octavo (8 x 5 1/4 inches; 202 x 134 mm.). viii, 131, [1 blank] pp. Five full-page line drawings (including frontispiece) and numerous line-drawings in the text.Publishers gray linen over boards, front cover and spine pictorially decorated in orange and green, pictorial endpapers printed in green. A fine copy in the original first issue color pictorial dust jacket (with $2.00 on front flap). Jacket spine very slightly darkened, minimal wear at top of spine, a few short edge tears, otherwise excellent.E[lwyn] B[rooks] White (1899-1985) first book for children. Stuart Little is a 1945 children's novel widely recognized as a classic in children's literature. Stuart Little was illustrated by the subsequently award-winning artist Garth Williams, also his first work for children. It is a realistic fantasy about a talking mouse, Stuart Little, born to human parents in New York City.Garth Montgomery Williams (1912-1996) was an American artist who came to prominence in the American postwar era as an illustrator of children's books. Many of the books he illustrated have become classics of American children's literature. In Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web, and in the Little House series of books of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Williams's drawings have become inseparable from how we think of those stories. In that respect. Williams's work belongs in the same class as Sir John Tenniel’s drawings for Alice in Wonderland, or Ernest Shepard’s illustrations for Winnie the Pooh.Hall, A13 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Guide (Tiger Cub Edition), 4th Ed.

      New York 1945 - 13 x 19,3 cm 258 Seiten 400 gr. guter Zustand, Buchblock l÷st sich vom Einband, Einband berieben und besto?en

      [Bookseller: Schueling Buchkurier]
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        The Open Society and its Enemies

      London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd,, 1945. Volume I The Spell of Plato. [Volume II The High Tide of Prophecy: Hegel, Marx, and the Aftermath]. 2 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spines gilt. Ownership inscription of A. M. McBriar to volume two. Front joint of volume two a little rubbed at head, with the dust jackets; a clean set. First edition, first impression, of the author's influential first book. Popper's classic debut contains within its analysis the seeds of his groundbreaking, if somewhat idiosyncratic, new methodology of inductive reasoning. In The Open Society and Its Enemies he traces, analyses, and refutes theories of historicism, or the idea that history progresses inexorably according to a series of laws. Beginning with Plato, he proceeds to Hegel and Marx, ultimately arguing that historicism is founded on a misunderstanding of scientific principles and that it usually forms the philosophical foundations of totalitarian regimes.

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        Leaf by Niggle. In a complete issue of Dublin Review, January 1945

      Burns, Oates & Washbourne, 1945, Softcover, Book Condition: Fine Condition, First Edition. This is the very rare Tolkien short story, contained in a complete issue of the Dublin Review where it was first published. This edition precedes the later reprint published in Tree and Leaf. It is often described as providing the underpinnings of Tolkien's writings, helping to create his religious philosophy which is for example reflected in the creation of Orcs and Dwarfs by Valas, together with a suggestion that it is an allegorical tale based on the writer's own characteristics. The 16 page story (pp46-61) is contained in a whole 96 page issue of the Dublin Review for January 1945 (issue number 432). Original publishers green printed wrappers, which are in excellent condition, with only minimal age wear, no creasing, chipping or losses. Small ink stamp to head of front cover (see picture). pp59/60 has a small defect to the paper, without loss of text (see picture). Wrappers and paper are bright and clean throughout. Quite probably the rarest of all Tolkien's publications, the print run of the Dublin Review has not been established, but it is likely to be just one or two thousand copies, many of which will not have survived, or at best have been crudely rebound by institutions. Very unusual to find in the original wrappers and in such outstanding condition. See photographs for details. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Britain/UK; 1940s; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 199963.

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        Thumbelina

      Grosset & Dunlap, NY 1945 - Original gouache illustration of Thumbelina from Arthur Szyk's illustrated edition of Andersen's Fairy Tales, signed and dated by the artist. In the illustration, Thumbelina, nestled in her walnut shell, shrinks away from a fat toad. In the story, the toad's mother had kidnapped Thumbelina as a bride for her son. In the printed version, the image is captioned: "'Croak, croak, croak,' was all her son could say for himself." Compared to the printed version, the gouache is much more delicate, with muted colors and greater sensitivity. The illustration is double-matted in gold and cream and framed in a gold-painted wooden frame. (Illustration measures 6 1/8 by 5 1/4 inches [155x133mm]. Frame measures 19 1/2 by 16 1/2 inches [500x415mm].) Together with: Andersen's Fairy Tales. NY, Grosset & Dunlap, (1945). Octavo. 327pp. Illustrated by Szyk with black & white illustrations throughout and ten colored plates. Part of the Illustrated Junior Library collection. Bound in pictorial boards, with original acetate jacket with "Andersen's Fairy Tales" printed to upper right corner. All edges dyed purple. Fading to dye at top and fore-edge, bookplate removed from inside front cover, and some chipping to edges of acetate jacket, else fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        L'idylle vénitienne

      - Paris, Cent Centraux bibliophiles 1945. In-4 en feuillets sous couverture rempliée, double étui en tissu parsemé de roses. Gravures en couleurs de William ABLETT. Ravissante édition de luxe tirée à 130 exemplaires ; tous sur papier japon. Cet exemplaire porte le numéro 9 et est enrichi d'un dessin original au crayon. Très bel exemplaire.

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        Naked City

      Essential Books, New York, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. WEEGEE [Arthur Fellig]. Naked City, New York: Essential Books, 1945. Tall octavo, first edition, pp. 246, gray cloth boards with blue lettering to spine and front, lacking dust jacket, gravure photos, inscribed on the dedication page by Weegee "to Jerry Gerard" and dated 1946. Roth, p. 118; also see Parr & Badger, V.1, p. 145: "This is one of the great documentary photobooks." Condition of this book: Boards darkened, leaves age-toned at edges, overall very good. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Photography; United States; 1940s; True Crime. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53068. .

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        Thumbelina

      NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1945. Szyk, Arthur. Original gouache illustration of Thumbelina from Arthur Szyk's illustrated edition of Andersen's Fairy Tales, signed and dated by the artist. In the illustration, Thumbelina, nestled in her walnut shell, shrinks away from a fat toad. In the story, the toad's mother had kidnapped Thumbelina as a bride for her son. In the printed version, the image is captioned: "'Croak, croak, croak,' was all her son could say for himself." Compared to the printed version, the gouache is much more delicate, with muted colors and greater sensitivity. The illustration is double-matted in gold and cream and framed in a gold-painted wooden frame. (Illustration measures 6 1/8 by 5 1/4 inches [155x133mm]. Frame measures 19 1/2 by 16 1/2 inches [500x415mm].) Together with: Andersen's Fairy Tales. NY, Grosset & Dunlap, (1945). Octavo. 327pp. Illustrated by Szyk with black & white illustrations throughout and ten colored plates. Part of the Illustrated Junior Library collection. Bound in pictorial boards, with original acetate jacket with "Andersen's Fairy Tales" printed to upper right corner. All edges dyed purple. Fading to dye at top and fore-edge, bookplate removed from inside front cover, and some chipping to edges of acetate jacket, else fine.

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        Der Tod des Vergil.

      New York, Pantheon, 1945 Gr.8°, 522 S., OLwd. m. OU., m. Farbkopfschnitt., OU etw. lädiert mit kleiner Fehlstelle (beides fachfrauisch hinterlegt), Buch tadell. EA. Mit ausführlicher Widmung des Autors an die Verlegersgattin Emmy Oprecht auf Vorsatz. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Signierte Bücher Erstausgaben deutscher Literatur

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        Chansons pour elle. Pointes-sèches du peintre-graveur Lobel-Riche

      1945 - en feuilles, 59-[4] pages, Chez l'illustrateur [Paris, presses de Raymond Jacquet ; presse de Manuel Robbe], 1945, in-folio, en feuilles, 59-[4] pages, dont le frontispice, sous couverture imprimée et double emboîtage de l'éditeur, Frontispice, 30 illustrations dans le texte et 1 à pleine page, le tout gravé sur cuivre. Tirage à 260 exemplaires numérotés, réalisé par l'illustrateur lui-même. Exemplaire (n° 29) unique, qui ne correspond à aucun des tirages décrits dans la justification : il comprend, outre un envoi particulier de Lobel-Riche à André Degois, 2 suites des gravures, soit l'état terminé dans le texte et une suite en noir avec remarques ; 2 croquis originaux à la sanguine et au crayon gras noir, aucun d'eux n'ayant servi à l'illustration ; et enfin 2 gravures supplémentaires, de la même inspiration, mais qui ne font pas non plus partie de la suite des illustrations. Rousseurs et brunissures, particulièrement concentrées en tête d'ouvrage. Monod n° 11080 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Cantique Des Cantiques. Traduit Par Lemaistre De Sacy.

      La Tradition, Paris 1945 - 91 págs. en muy buen papel de hilo, impresas a dos tintas. Sumamente ilustrado con bellísimos grabados originales a la talla - dulce a dos tintas. Tirada de 100 ejemplares numerados, con una suite a parte de todos los grabados. Excelente encuadernación. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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        Rassegna di studi psichiatrici. Diretta da Antonio D'Ormea

      Società Anonima Poligrafica 1945-1968, Siena - Dagli anni '50 la Rivista venne diretta da G.Reale. n.d. p. 24 annate rilegate in 24 tomi in-8

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        Brideshead Revisited - BOOK SOCIETY EDITION

      Chapman and Hall, London 1945 - HARDBACK - The book is in near fine condition, free of any previous owner names or inscription, with clean unfaded boards. Lightly toned pages, free of any foxing, in a near fine or better dust wrapper, that shows as an exceptionally clean example. Free of any restoration. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Animal Farm

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First English edition, first printing. Very Good, with fading to spine and a bit at edges. Corners very lightly rubbed. Small bookseller label to rear paste down. Lacks dust jacket. One of only 4,500 copies originally printed.

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        GRANDE DICIONÀRIO DA LÍNGUA PORTUGUESA.

      - 10ª Edição revista, corrigida, muito aumentada e actualizada segundo as regras do acordo ortográfico luso-brasileiro de 10 de Agosto de 1945 por Augusto Moreno, Cardoso Júnior e José Pedro Machado. Editorial Confluência. Lisboa. 1948-1959. 12 volumes. De 27x19 cm. Encadernação do editor em tela. ?Esta edição constitui até ao momento, a mais importante realização da dicionarística portuguesa. Foi levada a cabo por Augusto Moreno (187 0-1955), José Francisco Cardoso Júnior (1884-1969, que teve também a seu cargo a 'secção lexicográfica' da Grande Enciclopédia Portuguesa e Brasileira) e José Pedro Machado (1914-2005, que tem sido o mais operoso dicionarista português do século XX). Retoma o trabalho de Morais Silva, cuja primeira versão é de 1789, mas adiciona, a informação da maior parte do léxico corrente. Colige 306.949 entradas, e assume-se como um dicionário geral da língua portuguesa, transformando os dois volumes da obra original em doze. Oferece ainda a mais completa análise de acepções e a mais extensa recolha de 'unidades vocabulares compostas', conjuntos locucionais, sintagmas fixos, formas proverbiais, etc. O XII volume compõe-se de uma 'Adenda' onde se reedita o Epítome de Gramática Portuguesa de António de Morais Silva, seguido do texto do Acordo Ortográfico de 1945 e de uma série de vocabulários com destaque para o Vocabulário Onomástico e para uma Adenda de Novos Vocábulos e Sentidos Novos em Vocábulos Registados. A obra esgotou-se com relativa rapidez no mercado livreiro (teve uma tiragem de 5.000 exemplares) e não foi reeditada.? Informação coligida a partir de ?DICIONÁRIOS PORTUGUESES, BREVE HISTÓRIA? por Telmo Verdelho da Universidade de Aveiro. Location/localizacao: 7-2-C-21

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        Typed Letter Signed with holograph additions, on 4to "Kemsley House," London, June 16, 1950. Paired with gelatin silver print photograph showing Fleming holding a pistol, 12mo

      Fleming writes an important association letter to Antony Terry of Kemsley Newspapers, "We had a further meeting at the Foreign Office...at which Seal said that the Foreign Office had gone back completely on its previous promises regarding Berlin. After 1st October rents, secretary, transport, etc., will all have to be paid for in deutsche marks. There are various insignificant concessions in regard to N.A.A.F.I accreditation cards, etc. I made the sternest protest which was seconded notably by 'The Times' and the 'Daily Mail,' but I fear nothing can be done and we shall just have to see how things work out...." Fleming writes the salutation in his own hand and ends the letter, "Yours [well] Ian Fleming." Very boldly signed in ball point pen. Two punch-holes to the left, rust stain from pin in upper left, and creasing at folds, otherwise in good condition. Ian Fleming became Foreign Manager in the Kemsley Newspaper Group in May of 1945, after serving in the British Naval Intelligence during the war. Kemsley owned the "Sunday Times," at which Fleming later became editor. While editor, Fleming ran the "Mercury News Service," the organization wherein he organized the worldwide network of foreign correspondents for the "Sunday Times." Fleming recruited most of the correspondents himself; he hired Antony Terry, a then post-war journalist-spy as a journalist with the "Mercury News Service," working for the "Sunday Times."   James Bond was conceived by Ian Fleming while he ran the "Mercury News Service." According to an article "My Secret Life at the Sunday Times," by Mark Edmonds, "Sunday Times," October 14, 2012, Fleming's "work at The Sunday Times…may have had even greater resonances with the milieu of 007; the job almost certainly blurred into the opaque half-light of the intelligence world. What was Fleming up to? What was the real purpose of the extraordinarily large network of correspondents he masterminded and ran from his office in central London? Perhaps in his work at the paper he saw himself not as Bond, but M, the head of MI6." According to this article, taken from previously "unseen files," Fleming's network, was shown visually on the wall of his office with a map of the "Mercury News Service," "the huge nexus he set up to service the whole Kemsley group of newspapers… nerve centre of Fleming operations… ambitious, grandiose plan for world domination that would have done Ernst Stavro Blofeld himself proud." With reference to the content of this letter, in "Ian Fleming," by Andrew Lycett (page 202), it is stated that "Ian's beloved Mercury, his 'raison d'etre' at Kemsley House, was not functioning as well as it should." In the summer of 1949 he "vented his disappointment about the way the group as a whole was functioning" to his chairman. "The Foreign Department… is so out of touch…." In another letter to Antony Terry also in June of 1950, when Terry had moved from Vienna to Berlin, as mentioned in Lycett's book, Fleming admitted "the economics of Mercury are causing grave concern to the Chairman." Ian then hired Ian Lang, editor of the 'Sunday Graphic' in hopes of the Mercury running more efficiently. Also according to Lycett, "Post-war Germany may have emerged as a particularly important news centre, but it was also Mercury's most expensive bureau. So Fleming approached Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick, the Assistant Under Secretary at the Foreign Office, with a proposal to allow accredited newspapermen there to use the diplomatic mark, which enjoyed a favourable exchange rate." He also worked to obtain a visa for a permanent 'Sunday Times' Moscow correspondent which, after four years of his efforts, he succeeded in securing on November 12, 1950. As noted in his announcement in the paper, it had become the only newspaper with a Moscow correspondent. What Lycett presents in his book specifically addresses the discussion of this letter to Terry. He mentions another meeting with the Foreign Office and the expenses of running the Berlin office. Our letter is an important association piece. Fleming, in his capacity as editor of the "Sunday Times," had employed Terry as a full-time correspondent in Berlin. Antony Terry, who had previously worked as an army intelligence office, proved to be a valuable asset. Simultaneously with his journalism, and with Fleming's tacit approval, Terry worked as an agent for the Secret Intelligence Service in Vienna. An intriguing association piece, and during the period of time leading up to the first James Bond book when ideas about espionage would have been percolating through Fleming's mind.

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        History of Western Philosophy and its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

      Allen and Unwin, London. Fine. Hardcover. Fine/British, 19th-20th century, philosopher, epistemology, mathematics, logic, ethics, metaphysics, analytic philosophy, relative political pacifism, moderate socialism, international politician, Order of Merit, Nobel Prize.. English. "Considered to be one of the most important philosophical works of all time, the 'History of Western Philosophy' is a dazzlingly unique exploration of the ideologies of significant philosophers throughout the ages - from Plato and Aristotle through to Spinoza, Kant and the twentieth century. Written by a man who changed the history of philosophy himself, this is an account that has never been rivaled. Since its first publication in 1945, Lord Russell's 'A History of Western Philosophy' is still unparalleled in its comprehensiveness, its clarity, its erudition, its grace, and its wit. In seventy-six chapters he traces philosophy from the rise of Greek civilization to the emergence of logical analysis in the twentieth century." [Pub. Info] "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1950 was awarded to Bertrand Russell 'in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought". [Nobel Prize website] There is a protective mylar cover. 916 pages; detailed index. 1ST EDITION.

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        A General Account of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes

      1945 - A General Account of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes Under the Auspices of the United States Government 1940-1945. Written at the Request of Major General L. R. Groves, United States Army. Washington, DC: Superintendent of Documents. (1945). Book, 1945. 182 pp, illus. with 2 graphs. With ownership signature of "Erwin Hiebert" twice. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Pencil Sketch of two airplanes on a landing field

      N.p. 1945 - Pleissner, Ogden. Pencil on paper, inscribed and signed. 1 vols. 7-1/4 x 6-1/4 inches. Inscribed to Alfred Eisenstaedt. Inscribed "To Alfred [Eisenstaedt] with best wishes / Ogden Pleissner." Pencil on paper, inscribed and signed. 1 vols. 7-1/4 x 6-1/4 inches [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne" presents: THE EXHIBITION LE THEATRE DE LA MODE IN LONDON. Sponsored by the "Continental Daily Mail" under the auspices of "L'Association Francais d'Action Artistique" in aid of British and French Charities. The Exhibition is presented under the patronage of: The British Ambassador in Paris and Lady Diana Cooper. The French Ambassador in London and Madame Massigli.

      Printed by l'Imprimerie de Bobigny, (Paris 1945 - Spiral bound card wrappers, front wrapper with color lithograph by Christian Berard; 30 x 25.5 cm; unpaginated 46 pages advertisements, 84 pages text, 8 pages advertisements; illustrated with 3 tipped in color plates, many halftones from photographs, other illustrations. Program for the exhibit opening on September 12, 1945 at the Princes Galleries, Piccadilly, laid in. This "Review of French Fashion throughout the Years" showcased the emerging energy and inspiration of France's Haute-Couture industry following 5 years of German occupation. Fine fabrics and trimmings were in short supply after the war years and an exhibit in miniature was the perfect response to the reality of post-war shortages. Some 200 wire figurines were created by J. Saint-Martin from designs by Eliane Bonabel with molded features from original sculptures by Rebull. The manequins were dressed in creations by 41 of the leading French dressmakers and posed in theatrical scenes designed by Christian Berard, Beaurepaire, Jean Cocteau, Dignimont, Douking, Geffroy, Grau-Sala, Jean-Denis Malcles, Rebull, Saint-Martin, Touchagues, and Wakhevitch. The Exhibition originally opened at the Louvre and following the London appearance went on the exhibit at many European cities. In 1946 the exhibition was viewed in New York and San Francisco. Some chipping to spine portion, minor rubbing to wrappers, else very good. Program cover moderately stained [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A három szövetséges nagyhatalom: a Szovjetunió, az Amerikai Egyesült Államok és Nagy-Britannia vezet?inek a Krim-félszigeten tartott értekezlete. [Conference of the Three Allied Powers, the Soviet Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom held at the Crimean Peninsula.]

      Athenaeum (1945), Budapest - Original, vintage poster. 60 × 84 cm. Scarce poster of the official announcement of the agreements of the Yalta Conference. With a photographic reproduction of the famous image of the Big Three Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference (somewhat manipulated). With coloured ornament on the top of the flags of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, "crowned" with the red banner of the Soviet Union. The text lists the leaders Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin and other participants of the conference from each country, than gives short notes in 9 sections of the agreements about the future of Germany (unconditional surrender, occupation and the occupation zones, reparations), the establishment of the United Nations, the agenda of the post-war Europe, and about the status of Poland and Yugoslavia. The Yalta Conference (between February 4 to 11, 1945) was the second of the three conferences among the "Big Three" for discussing Europe post-war reorganization. The participants were the heads of the government of the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, represented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin, the Generalissimus of the Soviet Union. Scarce WWII document. Folded. Restored. Overall in good condition.

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        PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF 67 ORIGINAL IMAGES TAKEN BY COL. ROBERT GRAY SWIFT AND COL. JAY D.B. LATTIN OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY SIGNAL CORPS

      1945. Original photograph album. Original Cloth. Very Good. This album contains 67 high-quality b/w photographs, 41 taken by Col. Swift, the remainder taken by Col. Jay D.B. Lattin. Swift's photos are two sizes: the smaller, numbering 34 shots, with images measuring approx. 3 ¼" or 3 ½" by 5 ¼" or 5 ½"; and the larger, numbering 7 shots, measuring approx. 6" x 8 ½". Col. Lattin's photos are approx. 4 ½" x 3 ½" or 5 ¾" x 9 ½". Of the 67 images, 45 depict scenes in Algiers, Algeria (41 taken by Swift, 4 by Lattin). The remaining shots (all Lattin's) include scenes in Marseilles, Montargis, and Toulon. All photographs are labeled in Swift's very precise printing by hand. The album also contains originals, and some copies, of documents relating to Swift's postings April-May, 1945, Also present are two maps: folded map of Paris and the Metro system, and a one-page map of London and its Underground stops, along with a small four-page booklet on the Cumberland Hotel in that city. The physical album measures 11" x 14", post-bound white cloth bordered by red tape, and contains 50 pages. The album was created by Col. Robert Gray Swift, Signal Corps, with a hand-printed cover reading: "Trip to E.T.O./ [Signal Corps insignia]/ Spring-1945/ Algeria/ Col. R.G.Swift". All lettering throughout the album is in Swift's precise, draughtsman-like hand. Col. Swift (a "Lt. Col." in the earlier documents) was serving at the Central Signal Corps School at Camp Crowder, MO, when he and Col. Jay D.B. Lattin, (HQ, Second Service, Command, Governor's Island, NY) were ordered to report to Washington prior to being sent to Paris for 30 days to survey training installations there and to recommend improvements. (Document #1, April 10, 1945). On April 25, Swift receives a document (printed in French and English and accomplished by hand) signed by French General Merlin, (Chief Signal Officer of Ground Air and Naval Forces), "honouring him for his services" and authorizing Swift to wear the French Signal Corps insignia (Document #2). On May 2, 1945, Swift receives orders to go from E.T.O. Headquarters to Algiers for 10 days, along with Col. Hattin and Lt. Col. Paul Gilbert Raymond of the French Army (Document #3). The terms of Document #1 are then extended by 15 days (Document #4, May 16, 1945). On May 27, Swfit is ordered to London for 7 days (Document #5), and on May 30, (Document #6) he receives notification from the E.T.O. office that he is indeed authorized to wear the French insignia bestowed on him in Document #2. ~~ The photographs Swift takes in Algiers include highly evocative glimpses of the native populations in the streets and at the Casbah and public market, well as shots of French and American military personnel. Photos include birds-eye views, the mosque used as an air raid shelter, the King George Hotel (which was "Gen. Eisenhower's North African HQ"), the French Signal School, the Governor General's Palace and its guards, the "harbour", the Church of Notre Dame, ruins of an old Roman temple near the city, and the Christian Martyr's Tomb and its "keeper". Personnel at the French Signal School and French Radio Intercept Station are seen: two "Merlinettes" (i.e. women "pigeoneers" holding their birds), and Lt. Touche and other staff including two "French WACS". Three photographs document "Arab soldiers entertaining their military "guests" at an outdoor feast of pit-roasted lamb and side dishes. Lattin's five views of Algiers include the French Signal School and its staff, along with a mosque and worshippers. Of Col. Lattin's other photos, 6 were taken at the Montargis Signal School and include "German P.W.s", the School buildings and staff officers "at the officers' chateau", and a shot of Swift, Col. Raymond and the School Commandant together. Seven views taken in "Marsailles" (Marseille) include street scenes, Notre Dame church, the waterfront, and candids of the officers, including Le Man and Raymond. Also seen are two views of the waterfront at Toulons showing bombed buildings, and two of a "Mediterranean waterfront" en route from Marseille to Cannes.

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        L'Hérésiarque et Cie

      Editions STOCK, Paris 1945 - Edition limitée à 370 exemplaires. Un des 330 exemplaires sur Velin Chiffon du Marais, numérotés de 16 à 345 ; notre exemplaire est justifié par le numéro 278, tirage in-quarto couronne. Illustrée avec des pointes sèches originales, en noir, de Mario Prassinos (1916-1985). Portrait d'Apollinaire en frontispice. Feuilles flottantes, 292 pages, pas encore découpées. Chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Achevé d'imprimer le 28 février 1945 à Paris (n° d'édition 81 ; Censure militaire n° 1342). Couverture souple rempliée, illustrée par Prassinos. Chemise rigide, fond gris clair, lettrage doré sur le dos. Emboîtement assorti, pourtours avec bande violette. Dimension de l'emboîtement : 26.5x20x4 cm. Etat : Très bon état général. Ombre d'oxydation sur le 1er plat. 26.5 x 20 x 4 cm 1220g. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Animal Farm.

      London: Secker and Warburg,, 1945. A Fairy Story. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in plain pigskin, spine lettered vertically in gilt, cream endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

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        The Dandy Monster Comic 1945 Annual

      UK: DC Thomson, 1945. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Dudley D Watkins. The Dandy Monster Comic 1945 Annual DC Thomson. Neat inscription in 'belongs to', no loose or damaged pages. No colouring in or scribbles, a few very small closed tears (not affecting text or illustration), covers bright. A VG copy.

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        Concert d'Eté.

      - P. Flammarion 1945. In-4 en ff, sous chemise et étui. (Plats de la chemise uniformément insolés). Titre et 25 compositions en noir dans le texte d'Aristide MAILLOL. Tirage limité à 515 exemplaires, un des 200 sur pur fil de Lana.

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        The Big Sleep

      Knopf -- Black Widow, 1945 First Black Widow edition inscribed by Chandler to the director John Houseman. "For John Houseman with the somewhat insufficient excuse that I forgot to murder him. Ray. 5.13.45." Chandler and Houseman began as English schoolyard compatriots and eventually went on to collaborate infamously ont he film "The Blue Dahlia" by rushing to complete the script before its star, Alan Ladd, entered military service. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Comes in a custom-made case clamshell case with leather spine and gold tooling and lettering.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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        Salvi Dylvo

      Copenhague, Helhestens Forlag, (1945) - In-8, broché. Texte par Nash, illustré de lithographies [pleines pages, en-tête et vignettes.] par Asger Jorn. Couverture originale. Étiquette lithographiée sur la couverture. Ex. No.291. Un des 300 exemplaires numérotés, signés par les auteurs Jorn et Nash. Ouvrage réalisé par Asger Jorn [illustrations] et par son frère Jorgen Nash [poèmes]. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Les malheurs de Peau d'Âne. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets

      Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 pages 4to published in the November 4, 1945 21 Landscape Sunday. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Literary chronicle of fantastic tales Christmas Delvaux. Full typescript is attached. Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of the intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on recently published books. In a half-page newspaper (about seven pages in-8), the young author of "Thomas the Obscure" his first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that develop later Many in these essays, "The Share of fire" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Writing disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrates a sharp analysis far beyond the current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classical and modern writers of the first order and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking which will mark the second half of the twentieth. Transformed by writing and by war, Blanchot breaks, over a thought exerted "on behalf of the other," with violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then it transforms literary criticism philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of an "openly marechalist" newspaper: "Burning a book, write, are the two acts between culture which registered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers de la NRF together under the direction of Christophe Bident all literary chronic unpublished volumes with critical analysis of the relevant work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer his own rhetoric, delivered more to echo the impossible or the lure of extinction. (...) Not without contradictions or step aside, and the certainty of a feverish work begins (... ) these articles reveal the genealogy of a critic who has transformed during the chronicle necessity of thought. " (C. Bident). The autograph manuscripts of Maurice Blanchot are of great rarity. S.n. (Paysage dimanche) s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1945) 11,5x22cm & 2 pages in-4 3 pages in-4

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        Reflexions sur le surréalisme. Manuscrit autographe

      1945 - - 1945, 22x11,5cm, 8 feuillets foliotés. - Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 16 pages in-8 publié dans le numéro 8 (août 1945) de L'Arche sous le titre: Quelques réflexions sur le surréalisme. Manuscrit recto-verso complet, à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreux ratures, corrections et ajouts. Quelques réflexions sur le surréalisme constitue le premier texte important que Maurice Blanchot consacre au mouvement d'André Breton. Il réhabilite le surréalisme qui a mis au centre de son activité la question du langage et de l'expérience - aspects qui ne pouvaient laisser indifférent Blanchot -, sans oublier de faire toutefois les constats suivants : il porte en lui une part d'échec et sa « situation [.] reste ambiguë ». Affirmant désormais de plus en plus ses positions esthétiques, Blanchot reconnait pleinement la valeur poétique et expérimentale de l'écriture automatique, pour sa radicalité même : « L'écriture automatique est [.] une machine de guerre contre la réflexion et le langage. Elle est destinée à humilier l'orgueil humain, particulièrement sous la forme que lui a donné la culture traditionnelle. Mais, en réalité, elle est elle-même une aspiration orgueilleuse à un mode de connaissance et elle a ouvert aux mots un nouveau crédit illimité. » Blanchot poursuit sa réflexion et insiste sur les questionnements des écrivains et poètes surréalistes au sujet du discours : « Le surréalisme a été hanté par cette idée : c'est qu'il y avait, qu'il devait y avoir un moment [.] où le langage n'était pas le discours, mais la réalité même, sans toutefois cesser d'être la réalité propre du langage [.]. Les surréalistes ont tiré de cette "découverte" de brillantes conséquences littéraires, mais pour le langage les effets sont plus ambigus et plus variés. En ce domaine, ils semblent encore avant tout des destructeurs. Ils sont déchaînés contre le discours ; ils lui retirent le droit à signifier quelque chose ; comme moyen de [ ?] sociale, de désignation précise, ils le brisent férocement. Le langage paraît un peu seul anéanti ou sacrifié, mais humilié. En réalité, il s'agit de tout autre chose et même du contraire : le langage disparaît comme instrument, mais c'est qu'il est devenu sujet. De par l'écriture automatique, il a bénéficié de la plus haute promotion [.]. » Le texte sera repris dans La Part du feu (1949), non sans que Blanchot ait pris soin d'atténuer les réserves dont il faisait part dans l'article initial. Première étude monographique d'importance consacrée par Maurice Blanchot à la question du langage surréaliste. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] A manuscript autograph appeared in Arch No. 8 in 1945 and the Fire Part [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        TENTOONSTELLING VAN FOTOGRAFISCHE OPNAMEN VAN DUITSE CONCENTRATIEKAMPEN EN VERWOEST ARNHEM.

      

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        und zeugen von einem stolzen Geschlecht". Hergestellt von der Wehrmacht-Propagandagruppe beim Wehrmachtbefehlshaber Norwegen. Herausgegeben in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Höheren SS- und Polizeiführer beim Reichskommissar für die besetzten norw. Gebiete, Germanische Leitstelle Norwegen, Germanischer Wissenschaftseinsatz.

      Oslo: Centraltrykkeriet [=Zentraldruckerei] 1945 - 150 Seiten, Kunstdruckpapier, Fadenheftung, Format 15 x 21,3 cm, hartgebundener Original-Pappband. * Erste und einzige Auflage. Mit vielen Fotoabbildungen, Zeichnungen und Karten-Skizzen. Extrem selten! Erhaltung: Der Einband ist an den Rändern gebräunt. Innen ist alles sauber und fleckenlos. Einband und Buchblock sind fest zusammen. Der fliegende Vorsatz wurde herausgetrennt, vermutlich um einen Besitzvermerk oder eine Widmung zu löschen. Sonst keine weiteren Mängel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Une étude sur l'Apocalypse. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets

      S.n. (Journal des débats) 1945 - - S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1945), 13,5x21cm & 4 pages in-4, 4 1/2 pages in-8. - Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 4 pages et demie in-8 publié dans le numéro du 3 novembre 1943 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit recto-verso complet, à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreux ratures, corrections et ajouts. On joint le tapuscrit complet. Chronique parue à l'occasion de la publication de L'Apocalypse de St Jean, vision chrétienne de l'histoire du Père H.M. Féret. D'entrée, Maurice Blanchot, faisant son métier de critique, loue le sérieux de l'étude menée par le Père Féret. Mais ce qui l'intéresse davantage que cette soigneuse orthodoxie, ce sont les échos puissants de L'Apocalypse aux heures terribles que le monde traverse alors : « Dans les périodes troublées, les esprits qui ne supportent pas l'incertitude de l'avenir ont besoin de prophètes. Mais ces prophètes, ils les demandent au passé, et plus l'oracle est ancien - et redoutable -, plus ils y voient des correspondances avec l'histoire qu'ils voudraient connaître. L'Apocalypse de St Jean doit, en partie à la sublimité du langage, à l'autorité de l'écrivain, à l'étendue de la révélation, une curiosité que des siècles d'étude n'ont pas réussi à épuiser. Mais elle doit aussi son prestige auprès d'esprits qui ne sont pas toujours pieux, à l'antiquité de la réponse et à son caractère terrifiant. Qui n'est pas prêt à croire que la fin des temps est proche et que le pire va être vécu ? Chacun a le désir secret d'associer sa propre fin qu'il entrevoie à celle du monde dont il est moins sûr. » Le texte biblique éveille donc son intérêt pour ses qualités littéraires et mythologiques mais aussi, dans une approche presque politique, pour son sens de l'Histoire. Par ailleurs, si la religion ne se pose bien sûr pas en termes de croyance pour Blanchot, elle révèle cependant son attention à la question de Dieu (particulièrement sensible au travers du judaïsme notamment) et rejoint celle, déterminante à ses yeux, de l'expérience intérieure de l'écrivain. Enfin, l'analyse de L'Apocalypse que livre ici Blanchot constitue une première réflexion approfondie sur la question du Mal : « [.] ce qui est propre au message inspiré, c'est le rôle qu'il fait jouer au démon dans la vie collective et le mouvement de l'histoire. Saint Jean ne dévoile pas l'action du mal dans les âmes ; il se borne à montrer quelle maîtrise les puissances démoniaques peuvent exercer sur les réalités collectives, par quelles voies elles agissent [.] et quelle défaite mettra un terme à leur empire. » Ces liens entre l'Apocalypse, l'Histoire et le Mal seront de nouveau interrogés par Blanchot dans « L'Apocalypse déçoit » (1964) et « Penser l'Apocalypse » (1988). Premier texte fondateur de Blanchot sur le Mal et l'Histoire. Entre avril 1941 et août 1944, Maurice Blanchot publia dans la "Chronique de la vie intellectuelle" du Journal des Débats 173 articles sur les livres récemment parus. Dans une demi-page de journal (soit environ sept pages in-8), le jeune auteur de "Thomas l'obscur" fait ses premiers pas dans le domaine de la critique littéraire et inaugure ainsi une oeuvre théorique qu'il développera plus tard dans ces nombreux essais, de "La Part du feu" à "L'Entretien infini" et "L'Écriture du désastre". Dès les premiers articles, Blanchot fait preuve d'une acuité d'analyse dépassant largement l'actualité littéraire qui en motive l'écriture. Oscillant entre classiques et modernes, écrivains de premier ordre et romanciers mineurs, il pose, dans ses chroniques, les fondements d'une pensée critique qui marquera la seconde partie du XXe. Transformé par l'écriture et par la guerre, Blanchot rompt, au fil d'une pensée exercée "au nom de l'autre", avec les violentes certitudes maurassiennes de sa jeunesse. Non sans paradoxe, il transforme alors la critique littéraire en acte philosophique de résistance intellectuelle à la barbarie au cœur même d'un journal "ouvertement maréchaliste": "Brûler un livre, en [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Stuart Little

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1945. Cloth. One volume. Octavo. Illustrated. Original pictorial cloth stamped in green and peach, pictorial endpapers; pictorial dust jacket. Custom tan cloth slipcase. Mild toning to endpapers and slight darkening to bottom edge of cloth; edge-wear and very mild toning to jacket; overall about in fine condition. Provenance: Nora Mitchell (presentation inscription). FINE PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, The presentation reads, "Nora Mitchell from E.B. White / Merry Christmas." This was presumably the young daughter of Joseph Mitchell, The New Yorker Magazine writer and good friend of E.B. White. In excellent condition, the jacket not price-clipped.

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        IF HE HOLLERS LET HIM GO

      Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1945., 1945. First edition. Author's first book. Fine in bright, unfaded dust jacket with some very minor paper loss at spine ends. The literary debut of this major black novelist.

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        Portraitphotographie mit eigenh. Widmung und Unterschrift.

      o. O. , 1945 - 250 : 200 mm. Hübsches Rollenbild, das Bergman mit Gavin Gordon (1901-1983) in einer Szene aus dem Hitchcock-Klassiker ,Notorious’ zeigt. Von Gordon ebenfalls gewidmet und signiert „Gavin". - Kleinere Knickspuren. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        All In Line

      Duell Sloan & Pearce, New York 1945 - 4to, unpaginated. Original tan cloth boards, lettered and illustrated in brown to front panel. Lacking the dustwrapper, light sunning to rear board, corners and head of soine a little bumped. Illustrated throughout with the author's drawings. First edition, INSCRIBED AND WITH A LINE DRAWING BY THE AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE IN YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 'To Edith with best wishes, STEINBERG 1945', the signature and date appearing beneath a line drawing of a figure on a departing steamer which houses the inscription. Saul Steinberg [1914-1999] was best known for his drawings and cartoons for The New Yorker, many of which are reproduced here.

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        Typed Letter Signed

      ("Ray") in black fountain pen ink on Paramount Pictures, Inc., West Coast Studios pictorial letterhead, Hollywood, California, January 17, 1945; 8 1/2" x 11"; 1 page (recto only). Very good. To literary agent H.N. Swanson 8523 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, 46, Calif. Interesting letter concerning contracts on "Farewell My Lovely" and "The High Window" as well as 20th Century Fox's use of the character Philip Marlowe. Chandler (1888-1959), Chicago-born author of mystery novels, many set in Los Angeles: "The Big Sleep" 1939; "Farewell, My Lovely" 1940; "The Long Goodbye" 1954; a number of his stories were filmed.

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        Schlesische Landschaft, Dorf- Eiche bei Gleiwitz (Gliwice). Öl auf Leinwand. Gesamt- Größe: 48,2 x 64 cm. Gerahmt mit Keilrahmen und braunem Profil- Holzrahmen der Zeit vor 1945.

       Inhalt: Stimmig gemaltes Ölbild, Schlesien aus der Zeit der Jahrhundertwende, Vordergrund Dorf- Eiche mit Brunnen und Pärchen, im Hintergrund Landschaft mit Stadtbild bei Gleiwitz? Auf der Rückseite montierter Zettel mit Ausfuhrgenehmigung des Museums Gliwice. Zustand: Rahmen minimal bestoßen, neuer Keilrahmen, sonst befindet sich das Ölbild in einem hervorragend, gepflegten Zustand. Versand D: 6,50 EUR Bildende Kunst; CSSR; Sudetenland; Eger; Ölbild; Westböhmen, vor 1945..

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