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        Dark Evening

      1945-10-28 1945 - Oil on cardboard. 12" x 9".

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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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 n.ro 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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        KRIEBELTJE EN DE STINK STANK-MANNETJES.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Africana Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Honey & Wax Booksellers]
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        LIPOWA, POLAND: UMGEGEND VON LINDEWIESE.

      - 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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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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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        THE OPENER OF THE WAY.

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1945 - Octavo, cloth. First edition. 2065 copies printed. Signed on the front free endpaper by Bloch. The author's first book, preceded by a 40-page booklet printing four stories. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 4- 19. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-29. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 209. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-30. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A very sharp copy. (#152822) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        THE SCHENLEY JOURNAL 1945 - SIGNED BY ANDY WARHOL, WITH AN ORIGINAL SIGNED COMPOSITION

      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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        FALLEN ANGEL

      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.

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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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        SIGNED AND INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH OF JAPANESE SURRENDER. Dated 2 September 1945. With TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY CHESTER NIMITZ.

      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

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        AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED. HANDWRITTEN PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE FROM A LITTLE DOCUMENTED PERIOD IN PRESIDENT KENNEDY';S LIFE

      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] ~~.

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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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        NAKED CITY BY WEEGEE

      (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

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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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        ORIGINALENTWURF - ABC.

      (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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        Handschriftliche Notizen der Chinesisch-Sprachkurse der Baronin Irene von Oertzen im Shanghai der 1940er Jahre. 4 Hefte.

      1942, 1944-1945, - gr. in-8vo, 137 Bll. + 15 w. Bll. / 71 teils unnum. S. + 32 w. Bll. / 132 S. + 7 w. Bll. / 91 S. + 28 w. Bll. (insges. ca. 362 S.), in schöner, geschwungener Handschrift in schwarzer u. blauer Tinte, ein Teil mit Bleistift verfasst, 2 Teile aus einem Heft (von 1942) lose u. ein paar Bll. am Rand ausgefranst + 1 ?Notebook? mit hs. Übungen. Pappbände d. Z., alle berieben, ein Heftrücken teilw. abgelöst, ein anderer Aussenrücken beschädigt, ansonsten guter Zustand. Diese einmaligen Notizen stammen aus der Hand der Baronin Irene von Oertzen aus der Zeit ihres 7jährigen Aufenthaltes in China während des 2. Weltkriegs. Sie war die Frau von Klaus-Detlof von Oertzen (1894-1991), einem Pionier der deutschen Autoindustrie (auf ihn gehen die Ringe im Audi-Logo zurück), der manchmal auch als ?Vater von Volkswagen in Südafrika? bezeichnet wird. Das preussische Adelspaar kehrte Hitler-Deutschland 1935 den Rücken und liess sich in Südafrka und Australien nieder. Nach Ausbruch des Krieges wurden sie in Jakarta von den niederländischen Behörden interniert. Während ihr Mann wegen der anrückenden Japaner nach Indien verlegt wurde, kam sie nach China und schaffte es, dort eine Stelle beim kanadischen Generalkonsulat zu erhalten. Aus dieser Zeit stammen unsere Hefte, denn sie studierte nebenbei die chinesische Kultur und Sprache. Über Beziehungen im Konsulat erreichte sie die Verlegung ihres Mannes nach China, wo er sich als Gebrauchtwagenhändler etablieren konnte. Diesmal zwang sie der chinesische Bürgerkrieg zum Verlassen des Landes und sie zogen nach Südafrika, wo Klaus von Oertzen ab 1951 der Vertreter von VW in Südafrika wurde. Irene von Oertzen beherrschte die chinesische Sprache in Wort und Schrift und schuf über die Jahre, zusammen mit ihrem Mann, eine grosse private Sammlung wertvoller chinesischer Kunst. Sie eröffnete noch 2004 den VW AutoPavilion in Südafrika und starb 2007 mit 99 Jahren nach einem langen, bewegten Leben.Die Notizen enthalten vor allem Vokabeln, d.h. die chinesischen Schriftzeichen mit der meist englischen Übersetzung. Dazwischen notierte sie aber auch auf deutsch und hielt auch Zitate, u.a. von Chiang Kai-shek, in ihren Unterlagen fest. Das erste Heft von 1942 enthält u.a. Textauschnitte aus der chinesischen Literatur in deutscher Übersetzung. Zwischen den Seiten auch ein Blatt mit Vokabeln, aufgeschrieben auf der Rückseite eines Kalenderblattes, welches in japanischer, chinesischer und deutscher Sprache gedruckt wurde und ein Bild der Marienburg in Westpreussen (heute Polen) zeigt. Ein weiteres Heft enthält die Vokabeln zu einem Roman der Han-Dynastie und die beiden letzten Hefte tragen den Titel ?Newspaper-Chinese Kurs 1? resp. 2 und enthalten neben den Vokabeln auch eingeklebte Zeitungsausschnitte mit chinesischen Schriftzeichen. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Les Malheurs des immortels

      Paris: Editions de la Revue Fontaine,, 1945. Octavo. Original cream light card wraps printed in green black. With the glassine dust jacket as issued. Frontispiece and 20 plates after collages by Ernst. Contents toned as often. An excellent copy. Second edition, inscribed by Eluard on the first blank "à Monsieur et Madame Edwin Sisler, ce livre dont je n'ai fait qu'un tiers, Paul Eluard"*, and additionally signed below by Max Ernst. An intriguing message, and at the risk of taking a surrealist at his word, one that might allude to a third force behind this landmark work, Ernst and Eluard's second joint-publication and their first genuine collaboration: for Répétitions, published earlier the same year as Les Malheurs (1922), Eluard simply chose the collages that best suited his poems, whereas here the pair worked in "near-perfect symbiosis" (Assa, The French Review, Vol. 64, No. 3, 3 February 1991, p. 643) to produce a work interrogating such themes as "the relationship between painting and poetry, the role of the image as icon of psychic processes, and the ambivalent status of the scopic function - or the reversibility of blindness and revelation", anticipating Bréton's vaunted Manifeste du surréalisme (1924) by two years. The first edition of Les Malheurs was printed in an unspecified "small number of copies" (rear of volume); this second edition comprised 1860 lettered or numbered copies (in addition to a "few" copies not for sale), of which this is number 558. Inscribed copies are rare.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE GLASS MENAGERIE : A Play

      New York: Random House. 1945. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good in a fair dust jacket. First Printing stated. Staining and dampstaining throughout. Author's first regularly published play. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall 1783-1787. The First Poldark Novel

      Ward, Lock & Co Ltd, London 1945 - 352pp. With rubbed and chipped dust jacket First edition. First issue. Language: eng G: in Good condition. Loss to jacket spine. Eps darkened. Slight foxing. Previous owner inscription to fep [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Naked City

      New York: Essential Books, 1945. Cloth. Near Fine. INSCRIBED BY WEEGEE IN HIS CUSTOMARY GREEN INK on the dedication page. A crisp, very sharp copy to boot of the 1945 true 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine in its oatmeal cloth, with bright blue lettering to the front panel and spine. Firm and solid and, internally, immaculate, with no writing or markings of any kind beyond Weegee's inscription. Octavo, tough, gritty New York scenes in rich gravure. An unusually well-preserved copy.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Animal Farm

      The First UK Printing published by Secker and Warburg in May, 1945.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD+ condition.A small, neat previous owner's name and address to the front end paper.A little toning to the upper text block.Sharp corners and clean covers.A little toning to the cover edges and also at the spine ends.The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD+ condition.The red searchlight design is printed to the reverse of the wrapper and it is correctly priced at 6s. denoting the correct First Issue printing.Mild edge wear with the usual rubbing to the corners, spine ends and folds.Green lettering of the author and title remain sharp.The iconic wrapper design looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. An increasingly difficult title to find in collectible condition due to having been both produced cheaply to Wartime Economy Standards and also with a print run of only 4000 copies. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks ABA PBFA]
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        Animal Farm - in the first issue dust wrapper

      Secker and Warburg 1945 - A first edition, first printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1945. A very good book with some discolouration to the front board with a small name and date to the front endpaper. Some light spotting to the endpapers. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some light wear and tear to the spine tips and corners. A little light soiling to the rear panel. The titling on the spine is bright and clear and unaffected as is so often the case with this fragile wrapper. The internal 'Searchlight' printing is present and the indicator of a true first issue dust wrapper. A rare first issue of the 'Fairy story'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Un beau ténébreux EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Librairie José Corti, 1945. Fine. Librairie José Corti, Paris 1945, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition, one of the 50 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper only leading copies. Very nice copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Très bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        FANTASÍA, SEMANARIO DE LA INVENCIÓN LITERARIA. Números 1 al 19, faltando el nº 13 . Colaboran, entre otros: J.Ramón Jimenez, Gerardo Diego, Camilo José Cela, Pablo García-Baena, Tomás Borrás, Francisco Arniches, Carlos Edmundo de Ory, Julio Sierra, Vicente Gaos, Agustín Pombo, Joaquín Montes de Oca, Tristán Yuste, César González Ruano, Carlos Arniches, Giménez Caballero, Melchor F. Almagro, Vicenta Andrés Estellés, etc

      Delegación Nacional de Prensa 1945-46, Madrid - 37x22 cm. 125 pp aprox cada ejemplar. En rústica editorial a dos tintas. Ilustrados. Fue una de las revistas más importantes de la época que publicó poemas, novelas y relatos, obras teatrales, guiones cinematográficos, tanto de escritores de larga experiencia pertenecientes a distintas generaciones, como de autores noveles. Buen estado todos los ejemplares [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torres-Espinosa]
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        LA RUE ROUGE (SCARLET STREET) - ORIGINAL FRENCH PRESSBOOK

      Paris: Universal Film S.A., 1945. Large quarto; single sheet of matte stock (18 X 24.25 inches), folded to make a four-page pressbook, which opens into a poster with printed synopsis; text and illustrations printed in red, black and white. A stunning, Fine example of the French film pressbook for Fritz Lang's 'Scarlet Street,' based on Georges de la Fouchardiere's 1930 novel 'La Chienne' (The Bitch), published in English the same year as 'Poor Sap.' Together with a Fine silver gelatin still from the film, measuring approx. 9.5 X 12 inches.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        The Times.

      London, The Times, 1942-1945. - Weekly Edition. Air Mail Edition. Sammlung von 125 Heften. 125 OUmschl. Je 20 SS. mit zahlr. Fotos. Sprache: English, Erste Ausgaben. - Wohl für die Truppe hergestellte Spezialausgabe der "Times" auf Dünndruckpapier. In der Reihe "Book of the Week" werden ausschließlich Bücher zum Thema Krieg und Faschismus besprochen, darunter auch zahlreiche Exilveröffentlichungen. - Vorhanden sind Nr. 3417 (July 1942), 3436-3439, 3448-3449, 3451-3460, 3462-3562, 3567-3570, 3572-3574 (July 1945). - Klammerheftung teils angerostet, vereinzelt leichte Gebrauchsspuren, sonst sehr gut erhalten. - Einzelhefte auf Anfrage. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Frank Albrecht (VDA/ILAB)]
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