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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.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE GIL-ARTGIL SARL]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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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]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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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        Charles-Albert Cingria. Choix de citations, gloses, notules et prétextes.

      Genève, Pierre Cailler (coll. "Les Amis des Graveurs et des Poètes"), 1945. - In-4°, non paginé, en feuilles sous jaquette imprimée. Edition limitée à 100 exemplaires sur papier Marais à la forme (celui-ci exemplaire n° 85). Très bel ouvrage illustré de 17 lithographies, dont une en couleurs, de Géa Augsbourg. Les textes de Cingria ont été choisis par Georges Anex. En parfaite condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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        POT LUCK - Signed

      The Countryman Press, West Hartford, Vermont 1945 - Limited special edition #19/150 copies numbered and signed by the author twice [frontispiece signed as well] 101pp. 6 color illustrations. Bound in 1/4 black morocco and red paper covered boards in full black and red morocco slipcase with double red morocco spine labels. A fine copy with just a hint of sunning to edge of top board. Beautiful book on Duck Hunting. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        Au château d'Argol

      José Corti 1945 - Paris, José Corti, 1945 In-8 (18,5cm x 12cm) de 182pp. & [1ff.] Deuxième édition. Tiré à 50 exemplaires justifié et paraphé par José Corti, sur papier Vergé Bulky, celui-ci n°XVII (seul grand papier). Broché à couverture bleue, titre imprimé en noir au centre d'un grand médaillon. Bel exemplaire, dos une teinte plus foncé avec de légère marque de frottements, couverture en bel état par ailleurs; intérieur en bel état, non coupé, frais. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Stuart Little

      Harper & Brothers [1945], New York - Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket; [10],131pp.; illus. Jacket toned along edges, spine starting to cleanly split down the middle, rear panel a bit soiled, else a Near Fine copy in the jacket, Very Good thus. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Death of Virgil. Translated By Jean Starr Untermeyer

      Pantheon Books, New York 1945 - Octavo, pp. 493, [1]. Quarter red cloth over black cloth boards, top edge stained black, in the rare price-intact, dust jacket, with illustration by E. McKnight Kauffer. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to "Katherine [McKenty] Bryan With all good wishes for a splendid summer in spite of this book. Hermann Broch, June 1945". Pantheon Books' Compliments Card with the signature of Kyrill Schabert, one of the founders, loosely inserted. Lightly shaken, upper front corner slightly bumped, spine a tad faded. Still, a nice inscribed copy in the rare dust jacket. Housed in a very good custom-made clamshell box with black-stamped leather spinestrip and marbled sides. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'éternel problème

      Les Centraux Bibliophiles 1945. In - folio en ff. sous chemise et double emboitage. Quatrains et compositions aquarellées de charles DUBIN. Exemplaire très enrichi de : La décomposition d'une planche en 7 états, deux planches supplémentaires très libres numérotées et signées, d'une aquarelle originale avec annotations de l'artiste, du calque et d'un 1° tirage en noir de cette dernière, de 4 autres aquarelles originales dont deux avec annotations de l'artiste en deux états et une en noir (soit 7 planches), 6 calques, du menu de la soirée de présentation de l'ouvrage, illustré par Charles DUBIN, enrichi de l'aquarelle originale avec annotations, 2 calques et un 1° tirage en noir. Celivre, le dixième édité par la Société des Cent Centraux Bibliophiles a été établi pendant la guerre sous la direction de Raoul Boudeville et tiré à 110 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de lana. Achevé d'imprimé le 15 octobre 1945, il a été colorié à la main dans les Ateliers de Robert Lecourt Maître enlumineur sous la surveillance de l'auteur. Exemplaire n° 46 imprimé pour Henri Jaudon. Dos de l'emboitage un peu abimé à la charnière, intérieur en très bel état. Bel exemplaire très enrichi.

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        View - The Modern Magazine - Marcel Duchamp Number - Series V, No. 1 - March, 1945

      View, Inc., 1945. 1st. Softcover. Very Good/None. 54 pages. Magazine format - Measures: 9" X 12". Illustrated. Features: Full color cover by Marcel Duchamp; 'The Point of View: Testimony 45' by Andre Breton - (Note: due to a printers error, the right side of the middle section of this essay lacked the ink to print part of the text.), 'Lighthouse of the Bride' by Andre Breton, 'Marcel Duchamp in the Arensberg Collection' by James Thrall Soby, 'Magic Circles' by Gabrielle Buffet, 'Rrose Selavy' by Robert Desnos, 'Marcel Duchamp, Anti-Artist' by Harriet & Sidney Janis, 'Les Larves D'Imagie D'Henri Robert Marcel Duchamp' by Frederick J. Kiesler - All paper in fold-outs is intact; 'Duchampiana' - essays by: Man Ray; Mina Loy; Julien Lecy; Henrie Waste; Robert Allerton Parker. Clean, unmarked pages. Record # 613436

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        Carl Rungius, Big Game Painter Fifty Years with Brush & Rifle

      The Countryman Press W. Hartford, CT 1945 - Brick red cloth bound hardback. Blue/green dust slip. Dust slip shows damage & wear on back, edges and corners. Book cover shows wear marks, but good gilt on spine and cover. Some age toning on interior hinges. Deckled pages. Minor foxing on back of frontispiece. #42 of 1275 copies. Tight binding. Nice illustrations, artwork & photos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      (Paris: Printed by l'Imprimerie de Bobigny, 1945). First edition. Some chipping to spine portion, minor rubbing to wrappers, else very good. Program cover moderately stained. 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.

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