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        Typed Letter Signed, folio, Aleutians, March 18, 1945

      To Prudence Whitfield, wife of Raoul Whitfield, a fellow "Black Mask" writer and one of Hammett's closest friends. Hammett and Prudence (Pru) shared a wealth of correspondence and many are written, signed or addressed in a manner that feed the speculation that they were lovers, even while he was in a relationship with Lillian Hellman. Our letter is addressed to "Pru darling" and signed, "Much love, sweetheart..." and signed with initials SDH. Hammett talks about the letters he had received from her, of which there were many. She apparently wrote daily at that time. He also talks about it being winter in Alaska, saying, "We're a pretty white world." He comments on life in the Army and about writing. "Of my own affairs in the Army there isn't a single God-damned bit of news," but notes that "sitting here at ease in my newspaper hut, putting on a little weight and practically bloated with health, I've no trouble being phlegmatic about it all. This is by no means the worst way of fighting a war that any enlisted man ever found, and if it's got to go on like this I aim to endure it." Hammett then discusses editing Jean Potter's book, "The Flying North." "Jean Potter sent me some chapters of her book on Alaska bush pilots to exercise my editorial pen on, so I'll probably have... fun with that... swell stuff in the book...." Jean Potter was a well-respected author on aviation and Alaska who, in 1945, published "The Flying North," a classic work about flying in Alaska's early days through to World War II. Potter worked for Time, Inc. as well as for "Fortune" magazine which sent her, in 1940, to Alaska. She then went back again in 1943 as a free-lance writer to research her book, "The Flying North." An obituary from January 8, 1997 (SFGate), states that the book was edited by Dashiell Hammett who was serving in the armed forces in Alaska." In "Lillian Hellman: A Life with Foxes and Scoundrels," by Deborah Martinson (page 96), Hellman is quoted as saying, "I'm not at all sure I would have written without Hammett" and further, that she "forever after praised his talent and assistance in her writing career." Also noted is, "As Jean Potter, another young writer he helped, commented, 'He seldom changed anything himself, but asked questions, forcing the writer to look, to make appropriate changes.'" The letter ends with chit chat of what he's been doing, including sleeping "like a log," a comment to Pru's telling him she is not sleeping well. He further states, "I don't want to suggest it's because my conscience is clear...." He also tells her that his "lads are playing basketball at the island gym" and finally, about comments that the war will not be lasting much longer, "There are a lot of dreamers in the world....". Hammett was a veteran of World War I where he contracted Spanish flu and tuberculosis. He subsequently pulled strings in order to join up during World War II after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Hammett spent most of the war in the Aleutian Islands, where he edited a popular Army newspaper "The Adakian," from 1944 to 1945.

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs]
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        A wonderful collection of over 900 vintage paperbacks, fastidiously hand-picked from all parts of North America by an avid and knowledgable collector. The collection is still intact and has not been 'robbed' of its outstanding and often signed publications. (Please ask for detailed list). / Lovingly curated, with a particular eye for unusual titles, this collection represents mid 20th century American pop art at its best. From hard-boiled detective stories to alien invasions, from femme fatales to teenage angst, from swashbuckling buccaneers to gritty westerns, these books were collected for two reasons; their excellent, almost new (and in many cases unread) condition, and their lurid, 'one of a kind' cover art and outrageous tag lines. The collection also contains some very scarce copies of highly collectible books, including John D Macdonald's first book, 'The Brass Cupcake' and John Fante's first paperback edition of 'Ask the Dust'. The great paperback publishing

      New York and others: Signet, Popular Library, Pocketbook, Penguin, Pan, Lion, Fawcett Gold Medal, and so on. Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Price includes free courier shipment worldwide.. New York and others, Signet, Popular Library, Pocketbook, Penguin, Pan, Lion, Fawcett Gold Medal, and so on, 1945 - Small Octavo. 100000 pages and more. Original, illustrated softcover. Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Price includes free courier shipment worldwide.

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop]
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        L'EUROPEO 1945 - 1950 - LE PRIME SEI ANNATE - RARE - DELLA PRESTIGIOSA RIVISTA, Milano, Editoriale Domus, 1945

      1945 : dal n. 01 de 4 nov a n, 9 del 30 diìcembre 1946 : dal n. 01 del 06 gennaio a n. 523 del 29 dicembre 1947 : dal n. 01 del 5 genn al n, 52 de 28 dicembre 1948 : dal n..01 del 4 genn al n. 53 del 31 dicembre 1949 : dal n. 01 del 2 genn al n. 52 de 25 dicembre. 1950 : dal n. 01 del 1 genn al n. 52 del 24 dicembre Volumi con elegante rilregatura editoriale tela di sacco - formato grande giornale, pp. 12 - 16 cadauno. Famoso settimanale diretto da Arrigo Benedetti e con la collaborazione di grandi giornalisti (Gorresio, Cederna, Zincone, Michele Serra, L. Barzini jr., Emanuelli, Radius, D. Bartoli, G. Granzotto, R. Radice, Nino Nutrizio, Sandro De Feo ecc. ecc.) Nelle pagine culturali vennero ospitati racconti e romanzi di grandi scrittori italiani e stranieri (DINO BUZZATI, Hemingway, ecc. ecc.) Assai note le varie inchieste ed il taglio moderno degli articoli, delle inchieste e dei servizi fotografici, ecc. le sei rare annate - in perfette condizioni - sono offerte in bocco a

      [Bookseller: El Boletin]
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        MS - Typoskript mit eigenhändiger Titulatur und mehreren Korrekturen. - Beilagen.

      - Heidelberg 1945. 7 1/2 Seiten folio. Gelocht. Karl Heinrich Bauer (1890-1973), Chirurg und Onkologe. - - "Wissenschaft und Humanität / von Prof. K. H. Bauer, Rektor der Universität Heidelberg". - Rektoratsrede aus Anlass der "feierlichen Verpflichtung der Studierenden am 20.XI.1945" auf die Humanität als Basis der Wissenschaft. - - ". Wir stehen mitten im Durchbruch zu einer neuen Zeit. Der neue Kurs verlangt zuvörderst klaren Kampf und vollen Einsatz zur geistigen Überwindung dessen, was 12 Jahre lang die deutsche Seele versklavt und den deutschen Namen vor der Geschichte geschändet hat. Bleiben wir uns klar, der Nationalsozialismus ist zwar militärisch besiegt, politisch erledigt, aber geistig ist er noch nicht überwunden ." - - Zusammen mit Karl Jaspers hatte Bauer die Wiedereröffnung der Heidelberg durch die Besatzungsbehörden zum Wintersemester 1945/46 betrieben. - - Beiliegend ein maschinenschriftlicher Brief mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift, Heidelberg 1977, an eine befreundete Medizinerin in Göttingen, mit einer Anekdote von seiner ersten Blinddarmoperation. Ferner beiliegend 3 Portraitphotographien und 3 Photokopien von Erklärungen Bauers zu Vorwürfen aus dem SDS, er sei "Propagandist der Sterilisationspraktiken des 3. Reiches" gewesen (Juli/August 1968). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. F.-D. Söhn - Medicusbooks.Com]
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        Naked City

      New York: Essential Books, 1945. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author and dated in 1946 by Weegee. An excellent tight copy that shows some rubbing and wear. Weegee is the pseudonym of criminal photographer Arthur Fellig. The nickname is a phonetic rendering of Ouija, a reference to Fellig's prescient arrivals at scenes only minutes after committed crimes and reported emergencies ("'Unknown Weegee,' on Photographer Who Made the Night Noir," New York Times). The book of photography can be seen as a noirish glance into the urban life of the early Twentieth Century.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON: And Other One-Act Plays.

      Norfolk, Connecticut:: New Directions. (1945).. First edition. INSCRIBED on front free endpaper, "To Marion Davies / ever / Tennessee Williams." Davies was a Ziegfeld girl in the 1916 Ziegfeld Follies and had a successful film career. Near fine with light edge wear; in about very good dust jacket with small chips and tears (two repaired with tape on verso), and back panel lightly soiled. .

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        La Pénultième est morte". Poème autographe.

      S. l. - 4to. 1 page. The present poem is a tribute to Mallarmé, and shows some some deviations in comparison to the published text in "Poèmes épars (1945-1963)", including the full title "La Pénultième est morte/Tombeau de Mallarmé".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Paris relief - Histoire de Paris des origines à nos joeur,

      - Paris, Edition Chantecler, 1945, Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband, 80 Seiten, 8 ganzseitige Farbtafeln, 100 Bilder, mit Brille, Stadtplan als Beilage, AUFLAGE 500, Einband etwas verfärbt, Gelenk zur Schauseite hin aufgeplatzt, Bindung gelockert, Zustand 3 (P58) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Helmut Weitze]
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        Brideshead Revisited

      The First UK printing published by Chapman and Hall in 1945.The BOOK is in near FINE condition being tight and with very clean boards.Light pushing to the lower spine end.The spine is unfaded and the gilt titling is very bright.Mild dustiness and foxing to the text block but the pages are very clean and the book is free of inscriptions.It is very unusual to find this book in such lovely sharp condition.The fragile paper WRAPPER is the correct first issue and is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.It has edge wear at the spine tips,folds and the corners.A little loss at the upper spine end.The spine has a mere hint of browning and far less so than usually encountered (The wrapper is renowned for its fragility and tendency to toning).The decorative design and red lettering looks very bright.Small closed tears to the folds and to the lower spine.The wrapper has had NO restoration and remains a lovely example which looks extremely attractive in the removable Brodart archival protector.Waugh's iconic work and increasingly scarce to find as a first printing especially in such collectable condition.A very nice copy and rarely found in such condition.Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks ABA PBFA]
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        Stances et derniers vers. BILLET AUTOGRAPHE DE PIERRE LOUYS

      Paris, Rombaldi, 1945. - Grand in-12 carré, exemplaire hors commerce sur vélin, eau-forte originale d'Edouard Goerg contresignée par l'artiste. Joint un grand billet autographe de Pierre Louÿs (29 x 19 cm, bords fragilisés). Joint également une lettre de Georges C. Serrière, ancien secrétaire et dépositaire des derniers écrits de Pierre Louys, qui devait épouser la veuve du poète. Dans cette lettre datée de 1947, il mentionne ce grand billet autographe. Broché à l'état neuf. Première édition séparée, tirée à 100 exemplaires plus quelques uns réservés aux amis. Emouvant exemplaire enrichi d'une page manuscrite signée de la large écriture tremblante de l'auteur devenu presque aveugle, prélevée par Serrière dans les archives de l'écrivain, et qu'il présente ainsi dans sa lettre : ".Excusez la simplicité de l'autographe du Maître, se rapportant au distique de la page 19, mais cela rehausse un peu cette modeste plaquette". Yves-Gérard Le Dantec, dans sa préface, y fait allusion: "Disons enfin que le distique latin qui figure en exergue de cette sorte de testament poëtique, et qui se lit sur un feuillet séparé du même papier et de la même liasse de manuscrits, n'est qu'une habile adaptation d'une épigramme d'Ausone." Voici ce feuillet manuscrit de Pierre Louÿs:" Si j'ose toucher à un distique immortel / Dum dubitat natura deum feceretne poetam, Factus es, ô Pulcher, paene poeta, deus". [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie BERTRAN]
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        Der Tod des Vergil.

      New York, Pantheon Books, 1945. 1. Auflage 522 (2) Seiten (1) Blatt Gr.-8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleinen (rote Deckel, schwarzer Rücken mit goldgeprägter Titelei auf rotem Rückenschild), Kopffarbschniit. Vergoldung am Rückentitel fast ganz abgerieben, Vorderdeckel im Rand lichtspurig, Vorsätze etwas gebräunt, Bindung stabil, ansonsten das Buch sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz persönliche Widmung des Autors: \"Für Helene und Werner Richter/ sehr freundschaftlich und/ von Herzen/ Hermann Broch/ Juli 45\". Hermann Broch (* 1. November 1886 in Wien - + 30. Mai 1951 in New Haven/USA) war ein bekannter österreichischer Schriftsteller. Einbandentwurf Stefan Salter, erste deutsche Ausgabe, gegenüber der englischen Erstausgabe, die 6 Monate früher erschien, mit Ergänzungen und Überarbeitungen, im Anhang mit Quellen und Danksagungen, Sternfeld/Tiedemann 80, Deutsches Exilarchiv 1,738, WG² 9. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Bulletin of the SA Arch. Soc No's 1-200, Goodwin Series No's 1-11, Digging Stick Newsletter - complete from 1945-2015

      South African Archaeological Society 1945-2015. ISBN or SBN Number: n/a. Entire series of publications between 1945-2015.Also a separate set of indexes 1945-1998 (of which 3 in photocopy; missing 1996).In addition: 89 issues of the S. A. Archaeological Society's newsletter, The Digging StickA treasure chest of contributions on the whole spectrum of archaeological finds for the past 70 years throughout sub-Saharan Africa, from Pleistocene fossils, through the australopithecine and early homo discoveries, stone-age finds, and including proto-historic and precolonial sites' excavations and historical discoveries at the Cape.A very heavy item of some 50 kgs., The periodicals have been neatly collated in 13 box files for extra protection. All in exceptionally good condition with two minor faults: one issue has marginalia and the two centre pages are adrift; another issue has the back cover loose. All books are shipped from South Africa. We will email with price quote for shipping.

      [Bookseller: Africana Books]
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        Brown And Yellow Mountain, White Crescent Moon

      1945-02-18 1945 - Oil on cardboard. 14-1/2" x 8-1/2".

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        Dark Evening

      1945-10-28. Oil on cardboard. 12" x 9". No Binding.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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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. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A fine series of twenty three letters, giving intimate details of his personal health and other events in his life, mainly during the period April 1939 - October 1941, but also during the middle of 1945.

      - After dictation to his secretary, Mrs. Stephens, the letters were typed and Keynes would sign them (with one exception) and at the same time frequently make emendations. The twenty three letters occupy 46 quarto pages, with about 612 typewritten lines, and there are some 27 autograph lines of additional material with numerous minor corrections and revisions. Eighteen of them are signed 'JM Keynes', one initialled 'JMK', one signed on his behalf by his secretary, and the last three 'Keynes' after he became a peer in 1943. Also included are two typed letters, signed and dated June 9th 1949, from Roy Harrod, concerning publication of short extracts of these letters in his then forthcoming (1951) biography, "The Life of John Maynard Keynes."

      [Bookseller: Yushodo Co., Ltd.]
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        A la feuille de rose Maison Turque Edizione originale

      "Comédie de moeurs ( mauvaises) en un acte en prose représentée pour la première fois à Paris en 1875"Commedia - farsa libertina scritta da Maupassant e messa in scena nello studio di Leloir, con lo scrittore e altri amici nella parte di attori e attrici. La commedia scandalizzò Edmond de Goncourt e divertì invece Flaubert, Tourgueniev e altri importanti personaggi della scena letteraria / artistica parigina. Questa rara edizione di 225 esemplari fu autorizzata nel 1945 dall'unica erede di Maupassant. Questa 101. In ottavo, brossura cucita,copertina con titoli e decoro al piatto. 3 cromolitografie, una adiacente il frontespizio,doppia: sipario a due alette che si apre su una scena.Una terza a pagina 55. La copertina presenta imperfezioni (stropicciatura sul margine sinistro), ottimo il resto. Raro. Pp. 69

      [Bookseller: Libreria Louisette Libri rari e d'occasi]
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        Maschinenschriftlicher Brief mit Unterschrift an Gabriel Talphir (1901-1989).

      0, 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.

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung zum Wetzstein GmbH]
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      No Place (Netherlands) , No Publisher.. N.D.. Paperback. Original illustrated wrappers, Oblong 8vo, 8 pages. First edition. Illustrations throughout the text with three full page in color, attributed to "CLIA. " The story of Kriebeltje (translates as "Tickle") the wood gnome. Companion volume to the anti-Nazi children?'s book ?"Kriebeltje de Boskabouter. ?" The Royal Dutch library, in their OCLC description, suggests that these 2 publications may be from 1945 or that, instead, they may be underground anti-Nazi publications for children from 1943 (see OCLC) . This b ook opens with group of Nazi fairies, with swastikas and storm trooper helmets, marching around a giant mushroom. For more images from the book, see oudejeugdboeken. Nl/kinderboeken/kriebeltje. Html Subjects: Children ?- WWII. Caricatures and cartoons. Humor. German occupation, 1940-1945. OCLC lists only 3 copies worldwide, all in the Netherlands. Light Wear, Very Good Condition. (r-1-6) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        I'm Crazy" in Collier's, December 22, 1945

      New York: The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company, 1945. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Includes the short story "I'm Crazy" by J.D. Salinger, which is the first appearance of Holden Caulfield in print. 82 p. Folded stapled sheets. Very Good condition. Mailing label on front cover. A few small stains and small closed tears to covers. A few small dampstains in text, none effecting Salinger's story. Salinger would not allow this story, which is an early version of the first two chapters of Catcher, to be reprinted.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Recueil manuscrit de partitions pour trompette et saxophone, piano, accordéon, violon, ?

      Alger, (1945-1946) - Quatre volumes de partitions accompagnés d'un volume de tables, soit 5 volumes grand in-8, comprenant: vols. Chorus 1 et 2 en Si B, pour trompette et saxo ténor; vol. Chorus 2 en Mi B, pour saxo et alto; vol. Chorus 2 en Ut, pour piano, accordéon et violon; et Index chorus 1 et 2. Ensemble relié en demi-veau chocolat, plats et gardes marbrés. Manuscrit à l'encre noire sur papier réglé, avec séparations entre les morceaux et numéros soulignés au crayon rouge. Compilation manuscrite de partitions comprenant environ 700 pièces d'airs populaires, hymnes, marches, fox-trot, etc., réalisée par Félicien Petit, musicien de l'armée en poste à Alger en 1945 et 1946. Les pièces comprennent des hymnes, blues, marches, fox-trotts (très nombreux), javas, mélodies, one-step, quadrilles, slows (nombreux également), valses, tangos. On retrouve la musique de Cole Porter, Charles Trenet, Duke Ellington, Charpentier, de nombreux hymnes nationaux? et des titres tels que "Rum and coca-cola", "Roll out the barrel", "The more I see you", "It had to be you", "Darling, je vous aime beaucoup", "Je chante", ou "J'ai toujours cru qu'un baiser?" Le volume de tables est divisé en deux parties, la première indexée par genre et auteur; la seconde listant les oeuvres par ordre alphabétique des titres. Premier prix de saxo dans les années trente, Félicien Petit fut en poste à Alger en 1945 et 1946, avant de revenir en France où il ouvrit un magasin de musique à Orléans. Il fonda l'école de musique de Saint Jean de Braye, et devint chef d'orchestre de l'Harmonie de 1958 à sa mort en 1978. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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        Le sursis - Les chemins de la liberté II

      Edition, review copy.Binding to open bradel made paper, first kept flat cover, binding signed Thomas Boichot.Bel autograph signed by Jean-Paul Sartre who plays the title to write 12-year reprieve.Beautiful copy pleasantly established. Gallimard Paris 1945 13x20,5cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Day of Paris.

      New York: J. J. Augustin Publisher, 1945. First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by Andre Kertesz on the title page. Edited by George Davis. Very good in a very good dust jacket with a few small chips and wear to the spine extremities. Uncommon signed. The Day of Paris includes 'the best of his humanist documentary imagery' (The Photobook). Designed by Alexey Brodovitch and Peter Pollack. 101 Books, pp.114-15; Auer, p.306; The Open Book, pp.138-39; The Photobook, vol. I, p.200. Alexey Brodovitch "provides a leisurely understated design that allows for double spreads. shrewd juxtapositions, and unexpectedly grand expanses of white space for this small format" (Roth 101).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Bulletin of the SA Arch. Soc No's 1-200, Goodwin Series No's 1-11, Digging Stick Newsletter - complete from 1945-2015

      South African Archaeological Society, 1945-2015. All in exceptionally good condition with two minor faults: one issue has marginalia and the two centre pages are adrift; another issue has the back cover loose.. Entire series of publications between 1945-2015.Also a separate set of indexes 1945-1998 (of which 3 in photocopy; missing 1996).In addition: 89 issues of the S. A. Archaeological Society's newsletter, The Digging StickA treasure chest of contributions on the whole spectrum of archaeological finds for the past 70 years throughout sub-Saharan Africa, from Pleistocene fossils, through the australopithecine and early homo discoveries, stone-age finds, and including proto-historic and precolonial sites' excavations and historical discoveries at the Cape.A very heavy item of some 50 kgs. The periodicals have been neatly collated in 13 box files for extra protection.

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        A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (original set design stills for the 1945 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1945. Archive of 86 (of 87) black and white photographs, each measuring 8 x 10 inches, with a two-hole punch at left margin. Original brown card wrapper with typed title: "A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN / SET STILLS / KAZAN (A-439)," pencil annotation "87" to upper right corner. Original metal prong binding removed, archive lacking photograph #8 of 87. Housed in a four-flap card enclosure. Original archive of photographs documenting sets constructed for Elia Kazan's 1945 film adaptation of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Betty Smith's 1943 novel, the story of a restless Brooklyn girl making her way in the world, was a popular and critical success, a particular favorite of American troops abroad. Kazan sought to capture the spirit of Smith's working-class Brooklyn on a Hollywood sound stage, building detailed replicas of cold-water tenement flats, neighborhood shops and saloons, and public libraries, schools, and hospitals. In 2010, Kazan's film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. A compelling archive, reflecting a visual ideal of old-time Brooklyn still recognizable today, from the collection of Thomas Little, Elia Kazan's Oscar-winning set decorator.

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      - Highly decorative small format shows the landscape by Lipowa in Poland. Lipowa (German Lindewiese) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Nysa, in Silesia. Before 1945 the area was part of Germany. The painting was made by a Polish born painter Arthur Blaschnik (1821 - 1918) Artur Blaschnik was born in Strzelin, a town in Lower Silesian Voivodeship in south-western Poland. In 1843 he was studying painting at the Art Academy in Vienna and from 1844-1849 at the Academy for Applied Arts in Munich. In 1852 he travelled through south Tyrol to Italy, where he painted most of his works. This view is one of Blaschnik’s relatively few original artworks relating to his native Polish region. This view of the landscape around Lipowa was probably made around 1850 and was originally inserted in an album by a German noble Family from Silesia.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        arp : 11 configurations. 11 gravures originales de jean arp publiees par max bill avec un texte monographique de grabrielle buffet-picabia et une introduction de max bill.

      Zürich, Allianz, 1945 4°, Deckel mit Orig.-Holschnitt (Widerholung des 7 Holzschnittes), 16 Bl., 11 ganzs. Orig.-Holzschnitten, Broschur mit Pergmin-OU., Tadell. Erste Ausgabe. - Arntz 105-115. - Bolliger Kat. 9. 436. - Nr. 190 von 200 Exemplaren (Gesamtauflage 220 Exempl.). Im Impressum num. - 8. Publikation des Allianz-Verlags. Zürich. - Biographie von Gabrielle Buffet-Picabia (franz.) Einleitung und Typographie von Max Bill (deutsch). Versand D: 20,00 EUR Illustr. Bücher - Originalgrafik Kunst - 20 Jht.

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        The Open Society and Its Enemies

      London - George Routledge and Sons Ltd 1945 - A uncommon first edition of The Open Society and Its Enemies, in two volumes. A work that is extremely hard to find in an acceptable condition. Here it is better than most though with underlining and marks through the text. A hugely influential work criticising teleological historicism (a theory that states that history unfolds in accordance with universal laws), Popperwas highly critical of the totalitarianism of his day, and also particularly of Marx and Hegel, which warranted a ban of the book in The Soviet Union until 1992. The volumes are entitled The Spell of Plato and The High-Tide of Prophecy: Hegel and Marx. The importance andhigh regard held forthis work is such that it is oftenseen as some of the best nonfiction of the Twentieth Century. Condition: In cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, there are markings to the boards, as well as wear to the extremities, joints and backstrip. Internally, the pages are firmly bound but feature ink inscriptions and markings from correction fluidfrom a previous owner throughout, particularly to endpages, as well as a newspaper cutting adhered to pastedown. The text remains clear. Overall: GOOD ONLY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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      Pittsburgh: Schenley High School, 1945. First Edition. Quarto (26.75cm); printed sheets, comb-bound into black pebbled card covers with titles printed in red on front wrapper; [108]pp; chiefly illus. This copy bearing Warhol's early signature beside his senior portrait [p.49]. Light edge wear and rubbing to covers, upper half of comb-binding slighlty warped, with lower rings slightly grubby and a faint diagonal crease to lower left corner of rear wrapper and final pages; several signatures throughout (in ink and pencil), with occasional marginalia; Very Good+. Together with an original composition by Warhol: single sheet of white stock measuring 8.5" x 11", bearing four of the artist's fingerprints and his signature (ca.1970's); some trivial wear to extremities, two thin strips of white tape at upper corners, small staple holes at upper left corner, with a closed tear at upper right. Housed together in a custom red cloth case. Well-preserved copy of Andy Warhol's senior class yearbook from Schenley HIgh School (Pittsburgh, PA), where he attended between 1942-1945. His name appears as "Andrew Warhola" next to his senior portrait, though at that time he went by "Andy." The yearbook additionally shows Warhol in the group photograph for Chemistry Laboratory Assistants, and bears the portrait of his cousin, Michael B. Warhola. Deemed by the yearbook editors as being "as genuine as a finger print" - a designation that stayed with Warhol, who would incorporate his own finger prints into various works of art over the coming decades. Provenance: Through the trade, from the estate of former Warhol superstar Brigid Berlin (Polk).

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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      E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1945., 1945. First edition. The first of two crime novels written by the author. Fine in dust jacket with light professional restoration to the spine ends and fore-corners. This is the story of Eric Stanton, who arrives in a small Northern California town by bus (getting off because he has run out of bus fare), and soon falls for a waitress named Stella, but actually marries a wealthy woman named Emmie Barkley. Eric hopes that with his new-found riches he can attract the woman he truly loves. Murder and mystery thicken the plot. This book is the basis for the classic film of the same name in 1945, and directed by Otto Preminger and starred Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Charles Bickford, Anne Revere, John Carradine, and Bruce Cabot. Scarce title.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        ANIMAL FARM A fairy story

      Secker & Warburg. London. 1945. FIRST EDITION. 1st impression. 8vo. A near to very good copy of the book with the cloth still dark green and the white lettering on the spine still bright and sharp. This is an ex school library copy but the only library stamp is the two line school name in ink on the title page with the number 152 below written by hand. There are a few pages with neat pencil underlining which could be erased quite easily. Some tape marks to the blank free endpapers. Inner hinges cracked but holding firm. In the original green, grey and white dustwrapper with some chipping and rubbing to the edges and some loss to the top of the rear panel. Correct first issue wrapper with the blue Searchlight Books design printed on the rear. Price still intact on front inner flap. 3 short lines of blue ink writing on the inner rear flap. Overall a good copy of this classic work.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Napoleon's Memoirs. Two ( 2 ) Volumes

      The Golden Cockerel Press, London 1945 - 2 volumes, full two-tone morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe bound in green and red, ruled and with bee designs in gilt, top page edges gilt, in clean, bright condition, very slightly sunned on the spines, number 8 of 50 special editions, signed in both volumes by Somerset De Chair and Oliver Lyttelton and housed in a cream slipcase which is a little spotted. Title pages and binding designs by John Buckland Wright. Contents clean and fresh, with an accompanying typed letter from Somerset de Chair, an attractive example. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Clarendon Books P.B.F.A.]
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      1945. Fine. Framed 8" by 10" photographic image with wide margins of the Japanese surrender aboard the Battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The photograph is dated 2 September 1945. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY CHESTER W. NIMITZ AS FOLLOWS: TO PAUL C. SMITH / WITH BEST WISHES, WARMEST REGARDS AND GREAT APPRECIATION OF YOUR / CONTRIBUTION TO THE WAR EFFORT THAT MADE POSSIBLE THE ABOVE SCENE / C. W. NIMITZ, FLEET ADMIRAL, U. S. NAVY. To the right of the inscribed photograph is a letter on Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz official U. S. Navy stationery dated 12 October 1964, SIGNED BY C. W. NIMITZ to a third party in which he lauds Paul Smith's autobiography "Personal File". Both the photograph and the letter are included in the same frame, each double matted separately. The handsome frame is of dark wood and measures 16" by 26.5" overall.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        German V.2 Rocket, Trafalgar Square].

      1945 - Gelatin silver print. Phtographer's stamp, title in ink and description in pencil on verso. Dimensions: 16.7 x 10.9 cm.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Was tun ? Brennende Fragen unserer Bewegung

      Neuer Weg, Berlin 1945 - Buchblock und Schnitt leicht fleckig, Einband fleckig, Einband und Schnitt weisen leichte Gebrauchsspuren auf Hinweis: Wir versenden als Brief im Luftpolsterumschlag, bzw. Päckchen/Paket. Auf Wunsch verschicken wir als Büchersendung (bis 500g 1,50 Euro, bis 1000g 2,20 Euro in Deutschland), allerdings kann hier die Laufzeit bis zu 2 Wochen betragen. deutsch 221 pages. 8

      [Bookseller: Der Bücherhof]
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      Written in 1945 when Jack Kennedy, 28 years old, was recuperating from back injuries at the health spa leased by the Army Air Corps, Castle Rock Spring, in Arizona. Kennedy returned from the South Pacific in January of 1944, and "spent a large portion of 1944 in hospitals and clinics" [Michael O'Brien; John F. Kennedy. A Biography; p. 168]. It was while he was at the Chelsea Naval Hospital for surgery in the summer of 1944 that he met a pretty young Navy nurse, Elinor Dooley. Later that year, the doctors determined that Kennedy's recovery depended on a "long period of reset in a secluded outdoor environment" [ibid., p. 179]. In early winter of 1945 he checked into Castle Hot Springs, a spa in Arizona, where he remained for three months. On Valentine's Day he received a Valentine from Elinor Dooley. ~~He returned this rather charming note to her, a note revelatory both of his relations with women and his unhappiness with his stay at Castle Rock:~~Dear Eleanor [sic]:~I've been waiting to hear from you for some time, and your valentine (for which I thank you) let me know that you still with us and not defending your country's honor and your own - in the Philippines or someplace like it.~I still have great hopes that you will be coming out this way. If you do - please - I say again, please -~let me know where you are going - for if it is near I will come on the double. Try and take any leave you can get on this end - as it is wonderful country and you would love it.~Wonderful air, riding etc. and I think I'm getting in better shape - though it goes surprisingly slow. I am really living like the doctor ordered - and finding it a bit of a strain.~Relax and write. I use this card as I thought the cactus expressed well my social life here.~love,~Jack~~[Written on a small note card with a red, yellow and green cactus on the front with the envelope also present and in his hand as well, both return address and addressed to Ensign Elenor [sic] Dooley] ~~.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Photo Album]: Northern Africa and Italy

      Egypt, El Alemain, Tunis, Sousse, Sfax, Pont Du Fans, Catania Sicily 1945 - Oblong quarto. String-tied brown leather photo album measuring 7" x 10" and stamped with an embossed scene of a man on a camel with palm trees and pyramids in the distance. A collection of 64 captioned black and white photographs most measuring 3" x 2.5". Very good with some tears and chips on the tissue guard and the edges worn. An album of images taken by a British solider during World War II while stationed in Egypt, El Alemain, Tunis, Sousse, Sfax, Pont Du Fans, Cantaia Sicily, and others between 1942-1945. Pictured throughout the album are photos of the cities, the pyramids, the Sphinx of Africa, ancient forts, and the harbor of Algiers. There are also numerous military pictures including a night attack on Alexandria with antiaircraft fire captured on film like a fireworks display. One page shows two German grave sites and a group of captured Germans at El-Alemain as well as an overturned tank. Seven photos show men with various planes taken at Sousse Airfield; one photo is captioned, "enemy plane hit by ack-ack." Sousse was an airfield used during 1943 and controlled by the United States, mostly home to fighters and spitfires. An excellent collection of military photographs from an important WWII campaign. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Il venditore di animali

      Mondadori, Milano 1945 - Perduto un frammento (circa la metà) della penultima tavola vecchia dedica alla prima bianca naturali macchioline e abrasioni alla copertina pagine di diversi formati illustrate con un gioco di cartoncini animati che si sovrappongono p. in-4

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        La Grande Peur dans la Montagne. Lithographies originales de Hans Berger.

      Lausanne, Mermod 1945 - . Gr.4°. 270 S., 1 S. mit 34 (18 ganzseitigen) Lithographien, 1 signierten lavierte Orig.-Zeignung von Hans Berger und einer handschriftliche Manuskriptseite von Ramuz und einer Suite mit 36 von Berger signierten Originallithographien (davon eine doppelt vorhanden). Lose in Orig.-Broschur. Nr. 11 von 15 (total 21, davon 6 H.C.) Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe ?sur Guarro Molivell à la main, contenant un suite sur Chine des lithographies et de deux planches refusées, signées par lartiste, un dessin original et une page manuscrite. In der Suite fehlt eine der zwei zurückgezogenen Lithographien, dafür ist die letzte Lithographie doppelt vorhanden. Ohne Schuber und Kassette / broché, sans étui, sans emboîtage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Fatzer ILAB]
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      (WEEGEE). Fellig, Arthur, aka Weegee. Foreword by William McCleery. NAKED CITY BY WEEGEE. New York: Essential Books, 1945. Second Printing. Small 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Near Fine/Very Good -. 246pp, profusely illustrated in monochrome gravure. Designed by Henry Stahlhut and Michael Polvere. "Weegee's Naked City" is Arthur Fellig's (aka "Weegee The Famous") enormously influential first book of gritty images of the seamier, crime-riddled side of forties-era New York. Working mostly at night out of his improvised trunk-converted-into-a-darkroom, Weegee parlayed his police radio, trusty Speed Graphic camera, and an uncanny knack for getting to a crime scene quickly into journalistic infamy. An internally most handsome example of the 1945 Essential Books edition (cited on page 145 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume I", pages 142-143 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", and pages 118-121 of "The Book of 101 Books") in the smooth grey cloth binding whose vibrant yellow dust jacket states "Second Large Printing" on the inside front flap and shows some light soiling and creasing, a small area of surface paper loss at the upper foredge corner of the front cover, and a one inch missing chip at the at the top of the spine. Still in all, it is a very sharp copy of this Weegee classic whose rarely found dust jacket looks much nicer in hand than it describes. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 024210

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        The Story of Buttercup Fairy

      John Lane The Bodley Head 1945 - 1945. First Edition. Unpaginated. Illustrated by the author. Blue pictorial hardback and dust jacket. Some internal hinge cracking. Fep is edge worn. Remains clear and legible throughout on tanned and foxed pages. Illustrated. Binding remains firm. Moderate edge wear and use marking present. Corners scuffed. Remains clear and bright. Dust jacket is edge worn, tanned and use marked. Clipped but price remains. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: World of Rare Books]
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        A wonderful collection of over 900 vintage paperbacks, fastidiously hand-picked from all parts of North America by an avid and knowledgable collector. The collection is still intact and has not been 'robbed' of its outstanding and often signed publications. (Please ask for detailed list). / Lovingly curated, with a particular eye for unusual titles, this collection represents mid 20th century American pop art at its best. From hard-boiled detective stories to alien invasions, from femme fatales to teenage angst, from swashbuckling buccaneers to gritty westerns, these books were collected for two reasons; their excellent, almost new (and in many cases unread) condition, and their lurid, 'one of a kind' cover art and outrageous tag lines. The

      Signet, Popular Library, Pocketbook, Penguin, Pan, Lion, Fawcett Gold Medal, and so on,, New York and others, 1945 - New York and others, Signet, Popular Library, Pocketbook, Penguin, Pan, Lion, Fawcett Gold Medal, and so on, 1945 - Small Octavo. 100000 pages and more. Original, illustrated softcover. Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Price includes free courier shipment worldwide. Sprache: English Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Price includes free courier shipment worldwide. Original, illustrated softcover. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
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      (ca. 1945). - Quer-4°. 24 kolorierte, ganzs. Orig.-Federzeichnungen und eigenhändiger Text in Bleistift und Tinte, auf Transparentpapierbogen. Ohne Umschlag. Das vorliegende Manuskript ist genannt und beschrieben in Kaiser, "Schweizer Bilderbücher aus hundert Jahren", S. 75: "erstaunt die inhaltliche und formale Modernität in Trudy Wünsches.ABC. Im Buchstabenbild Q ist die Figur der Frau nicht nur farblich eine Bereicherung der grauschwarzen Männerwelt. Verglichen mit dem 1943 publizierten Quartettbild (Frau Musikas Bilderbuch, Zürich 1943), ist die Rolle der Musikerin verbessert; sie ist jetzt Primaria und macht keine Hausmusik, sondern spielt in der Öffentlichkeit". Die meisten Buchstaben werden durch Tiere symbolisiert, sei es ein schiessender Jagdfalke, einem Gürteltierverkäufer, musizierenden Elefanten, tanzenden Delphinen u.v.m. Lang de

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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        Histoire de la Photographie

      Baschet et Cie, Paris . 1945 - 451 S., zahlr. ganzs. Abb., OHln., 38,5 x 29,5 cm. Mit beigefügter Farbfilterbrille Rot/Grün. Einband mit geringfügigen Randläsuren, Rücken etwas ausgeblichen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Galerie Buchholz OHG (Antiquariat)]
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        Jack B. Yeats.

      Dublin: Victor Waddington Publications Limited,, 1945. An Appreciation and an Interpretation. Small octavo (pp. 39). Original red cloth spine, pale grey paper boards, lettered in dark red on front cover. With the dust jacket. 20 monochrome plates of paintings by Yeats. Jacket spine toned, a few tears (with a little loss). An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, limited to 250 copies. Signed by Yeats on the front free endpaper: "Jack B. Yeats, Dublin, June 30th, 1946"; and accompanied by a marvellous thumbnail sketch in biro of a horse cantering on the shore, with a sailboat in the background. This is a very characteristic image executed at the time of the important Dublin retrospective.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Blue Dahlia (Post-production script for the 1945 film)

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

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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