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        The Collected Prose Works [Signed]

      London: Lindsay Drummond, Ltd., 1945. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/fine. A Very Near Fine copy (modest corner bumping, light pushing at the spine ends, expected age soiling to closed page block edges) of the first edition, first printing of this important publication, in a Fine dust jacket (some light toning to the recto and the verso, tiny edge pushing, light soiling to rear panel edge, a tiny foxing spot to each panel), SIGNED BY BORIS PASTERNAK on the front free endpaper; a collection of selected prose from the great Russian author, winner of the 1958 Nobel Prize in Literature -- which, after his initial acceptance of it, Russian authorities forced him to decline; a diminutive but important publication as the Russian authorities suppressed Pasternak's writing, and, until the publication of this volume, none of Pasternak's work had been published in English translation. This inexpensively-produced World War II era book is rather uncommon, is less common still when in the dust jacket, and is remarkably uncommon when in a condition as nice as is this copy. (The dust jacket to this copy in particular is considerably better than most dust jackets on the few -- unsigned -- jacketed copies of this book that we have seen.) Having an excellent Provenance, this copy comes from the Estate of Martha Graham (of Dance fame). Signed copies of any of Pasternak's works, whether or not in English translation, are extraordinarily scarce, and signed copies of his works in English translation are absolute hen's teeth. (Our most recent search of the auction records reveals only one of his books signed by Pasternak coming to auction in the last 25 years, and that being a Czech translation.) A Very Near Fine copy of an extraordinarily scarce book, Boris Pasternak's debut book in English translation, SIGNED BY BORIS PASTERNAK. RARE.

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        The Glass Menagerie

      Random House 1945 - A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket. First Printing stated on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Bedtime Story-books (Complete in 8 Volumes)

      8 vols. Boston: Little, Brown and Company 1945. 8 vols., 8vo (8 1/4 x 7 inches), various paginations. All volumes inscribed by the author. Color pictorial paper-covered boards with cloth backstrip in original dust jackets (lacking one). Dust-jackets with slight toning and rubbing, some wear and occasional tears to spines and tips, interiors bright. First editions thus, a complete set, each book inscribed by the author to the same child, Heather Ann McNeil, with greetings from the characters, his signature, date and a quotation from the story. A charming edition of naturalist Thornton Burgess?s humorous stories for children, originally published in 1943, here enlarged, reset and with color illustrations, jacket, and endpapers by Harrison Cady. Titles include: The Adventures of Buster Bear, inscribed, ?to Heather Ann McNeil with Buster Bear?s best wishes. Thornton W. Burgess. ?When there are things you do not know there?s fun in finding why they?re so.? - Buster Bear 1946 [flourish].? The Adventures of Reddy Fox, inscribed, ?to Heather Ann McNeil with greetings from all the green meadow folk. Thornton W. Burgess. ?The smartest people never show how little or how much they know,? - Reddy Fox 1946 [flourish].? The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse, inscribed, ?to Heather Ann McNeil with greetings from one of her smallest friends, Danny Meadow Mouse. Thornton W. Burgess. ?Patient watching much will learn; Thus will useful knowledge earn.? - Danny Meadow Mouse. 1946 [flourish].? The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk, inscribed, ?to Heather Ann McNeil, from Jimmy and his friend and hers, Thornton W. Burgess. ?In time you?ll find a reason why for all that is if you but try,? - Jimmy Skunk. 1946 [flourish].? The Adventures of Bobby Coon, inscribed, ?Love to Heather Ann McNeil from her hollow-tree friend, Bobby Coon, and her story friend, Thornton W. Burgess. ?Good looks were never mean to hide, nor were they mean for foolish pride,? - Bobby Coon. 1946 [flourish].? The Adventures of Peter Cottontail, inscribed, ?Signed specially for Heather Ann McNeil by the author, Thornton W. Burgess. ?Do what you think is best for you and never mind what others do.? - Peter Rabbit. 1946 [flourish].? The Adventures of Grandfather Frog, inscribed, ?This book was signed specially for Heather Ann McNeil by the man who wrote the book. Thornton W. Burgess. ?You?ll find perhaps to your surprise, you may be small yet not be wise,? - Grandfather Frog. 1946 [flourish].? (without dust jacket) The Adventures of Johnny Chuck, inscribed, ?to Heather Ann McNeil with Johnny Chucks love and the author?s. Thornton W. Burgess. ?With eyes open go your way and something new learn everyday.? - Johnny Chuck. 1946 [flourish].?

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        Zeitspiegel. VII. Jahr 1945. 6 Hefte. Österreichisches Wochenblatt / Austrian Weekly / Settimanale antinazista austriaca / Hebdomadaire Autrichien Antifasciste / Rakousk'y Protifasisticky Tydenik.

      (London, Austrian Center) 1945.. 4°. Je meist 8 S. Fünf Hefte mit der Beilage 'Jung-Österreich' in aparter Paginierung. OBr.. Vorhanden sind die Hefte 28 (14.7.) 34 (25.8.) 38-40 und 42 (20.10.) der inhaltsreichen, von 1936 bis 1946 erschienenen Zeitschrift des Exils in Großbritannien. Hier Beiträge von Theodor Kramer, Bruno Frei, Franz Theodor Csokor, Joseph Kalmer, Ernst Sommer über Urzidil, Kurt Blaukopf, Berthold Viertel u.a. Hans Eberhard Goldschmidt mit seinem Artikel 'Grillparzer hat alles vorausgewusst'. Karl Schiffer aus der Schweiz berichtet von einem Besuch bei Attila Hörbiger im Gebirge, wo jener mit seiner Frau, Paula Wessely, bei der Enttarnung von SS Mitgliedern hilft. - Breycha-Vauthier 9; nicht bei Maas.

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        Typed Note, Signed ("W. Stevens") to Allen Tate, on Hartford Accident and Indemnity notepaper, dated 27 August 1945, about arranging a lunch, mentioning Henry Church and Valery

      Hartford, 1945. 1 vols. 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches. Fine. 1 vols. 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches. Stevens to Tate: "... particularly about Valéry ...". Fine note discussing plans to get together, and mentioning his friend Henry Church: "the truth is that I heard from Mr. Church only this morning, particularly about Valery.".

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        Brideshead Revisited. The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

      London: Chapman and Hall Ltd, 1945, 1945. First Edition. Octavo, pp.304. Bound inbfull red morocco, raised bands and gilt to spine, a.e.g. Internally clean and fresh. Original cloth bound in at the rear. A lovely copy in an attractive recent leather binding. Waugh's glorious tale of love, loss, teddy bears, Roman Catholic guilt and the seemingly unending weirdness of the country house set.

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        La France et son armée ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1945. Fine. Berger-Levrault, Paris 1945, 21x28,5cm, broché. - New current paper edition illustrated 113 original photogravures. Frontispiece, a photographic portrait of General De Gaulle by C. Beaton. Autograph signed by the author below the portrait. Two slight marginal tears without missing on the boards, otherwise nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition sur papier courant illustrée de 113 héliogravures originales. En frontispice, un portrait photographique du général De Gaulle par C. Beaton. Envoi autographe signé de Charles de Gaulle en dessous de ce portrait. Deux légères déchirures marginales sans manque sur les plats, sinon agréable exemplaire.

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        Cannery Row

      The Viking Press, New York 1945 - Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. First edition, second issue in dust jacket. Publisher: The Viking Press, New York, 1945. First edition with notation on copyright page: First Published By The Viking Press In January 1945. Second issue with yellow cloth instead of the buff cloth. First Dust Jacket is in very good plus condition. Tear at the top of the spine, no loss, some spots of browning on the back. Dust jacket is not price clipped with a price of $2.00. Binding is in fine condition. Contents clean. 208 Pages. Protected by Mylar. Very nice copy. Inventory #12-013 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fotografias

      Mexico City: Sociedad de Arte Moderno, 1945. Near fine in printed wrappers. Stellar copy of one of the masterpieces of twentieth century photographic literature.. First Edition. Quarto. The trade edition, limited to 1000 copies. Thirty black and white plates. Text by Alvarez Bravo and Diego Rivera, among others. Published in support of the photographer's 1945 exhibition at Sociedad de Arte Moderno, Mexico City. A meditation on Mexico, with a mixture of modernist abstraction and clever social documentary that was unrivaled at the time. (Parr / Badger, v2, 98).

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        Tribute to the Angels.

      Oxford: University Press 1945 - FIRST EDITION, pp. 42, crown 8vo, original printed wrappers, small ringstain to front and a small trace of surface adhesion at foot of same, otherwise very good. The second part of H.D.'s Second World War sequence 'Trilogy', inscribed by H.D. the day before publication 'to Gordon Bottomley, from H.D. ".we pause to give thanks." April 10 - 1945'. The extent of their acquaintance is obscure, but in 1943 they had both participated in 'The Poets' Reading' organised by the Sitwells, and this is a notable inscription from an Imagist to a Georgian poet - despite the seemingly contrasting programmes of those two movements. (Boughn A20a)

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        VERVE REVUE ARTISTIQUE ET LITTERAIRE VOL.VI, NO 13 - HENRI MATISSE: DE LA COULEUR - WITH LITHOGRAPHIC COVERS

      (MATISSE, HENRI). Matisse, Henri. E. Teriade, Editor. VERVE REVUE ARTISTIQUE ET LITTERAIRE VOL.VI, NO 13 - HENRI MATISSE: DE LA COULEUR - WITH LITHOGRAPHIC COVERS. Paris: Editions De La Revue Verve, 1945. First Edition. Folio. Boards in Illustrated Jacket. Artist Monograph. Good +./Good +.. 70pp, 40 b&w and 24 color illustrations + color covers. Cover by Henri Matisse. Text in French. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This thirteenth issue of Teriade's legendary artistic review "Verve" is a monograph devoted solely to the work of Henri Matisse. It features front and rear lithographic covers specially designed by the artist for the project, and a silkscreened frontispiece. A spectacularly bright, most handsome example of this lovely item. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 024503

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        Day of Paris

      New York: J.J. Augustin, 1945. Near fine in a near fine jacket, very lightly worn, with a small scratch to the front panel. Bright copy.. First Edition. Small quarto. Jacket designed by Alexey Brodovitch, and published in the same year and by the same publisher as Brodovitch's Ballet. Captions to the photographs provided by the book's editor, George Davis. Along with Brassai's Paris de Nuit and Moi Ver's Paris, one of the iconic Paris photo books of the 20th century. (Parr / Badger, v1 200; Roth 114-115; Open Book 138-139; Auer 306).

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        English - Arabic Military Dictionary

      [Baghdad]: Ministry of Defence, Government of Iraq, Iraqi Army Press, no date, ca. 1945. 12mo, 20 loose leaf pamphlets, variously paginated [approximately 557 pages in total], stabbed & cord-tied within printed paper over board, cloth backed covers. Edges rubbed, lightly age browned, one blank page with ink scribbling, Very Good. Quite obviously published after 1943 but still during the British re-occupation following the brief Anglo-Iraqi War, the Lexicon Committee included advisors from the British Council. Their threefold objectives were to preserve the work of Professor Abdul - Masih Wazir, who had translated numerous English military publications, to provide an "easy means of reference for translators so that a uniform and standardized Arabic military vocabulary [could] be developed," and "provide a suitable English - Arabic dictionary for all officers of the Iraqi Army studying English." The preface states that the pamphlets were "published as a series in loose-leaf form in order to facilitate revision." OCLC locates three copies but also records a 1945 edition with 573 pages which is quite likely a finalized version.

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        LIVRES A FIGURES ITALIENS T / 6

      HOEPLI 1945 6

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        CANDIDO, settimanale diretto da GIOVANNINO GUARESCHI - DAL 1945 AL 1961 TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO IN 828 GIORNALI., Milano, Rizzoli & C., 1945

      Famoso periodico politico satirico magistralmente diretto ed "animato" da Giovannino Guareschi. La vita del giornale attraversa anni cruciali della storia italiana .La ricostruzione dopo la guerra, le elezioni del 1946 e 1948, la guerra fredda e la situazione politica italiana, con la contrapposizione DC e PCI. Sono anche gli anni dei racconti (molto saggi) con Don Camillo e Peppone, che ebbero e che hanno tuttora un seguito incredibilmente ampio in ogni strato sociale, le vicissitudini di Guareschi ed i processi in tribunale con Luigi Einaudi (articoli sul vino prodotto a Dogliani) e De Gasperi (presunte complicità per bombardamenti su Roma) , che lo portarono in carcere. Ogni numero di Candido è sempre arricchito dalle caricature pungenti di Guareschi (spesso da sole valgono un editoriale o un articolo di fondo) e di Walter Molino, Mosca, Palermo, Angoletta, Giaci Mondaini, Carlo Manzoni ed altri; inoltre sono assai interessanti tante inchieste sociali e politiche, sempre condotte con grande rigore da G.G. FORMATI dal 1945 al 1951 pp. 4 - 8 e cm, 41 x 57. Dal 1952 al 1959 pp. 32 e cm. 28 x 38. Dal 1930 al 1961 pp. 16 e cm. 34 x 50. La nostra raccolta, ricostruita dopo anni di pazienti ricerche, è in buono stato salvo qualche strappetto interno.. Quindi la presentiamo in condizioni incredibilmente buone. Mancano soltanto 27 giornali (a richiesta daremo dettaglio) Và sottolineato che la raccolta è composta da 828 giornali. Tutte le annate dal 1948 al 1961 sono ben rilegate in tela rossa. I giornali dal 1945 al 1947 sono invece sciolti e raccolti in cartella separata.. Sul nostro sito www.ferraguti.it si puo' osservare la foto dell'insieme, La collezione di tutto il pubbLicato viene quindi offerta a

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        Chants secrets EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Lyon: L'arbalète, 1945. Fine. L'arbalète, Lyon 1945, 19,5x29cm, broché. - Original, one of 400 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, single draw with Japan Edition 2. Illustrated cover of an Emile Picq lithography. A slight hitch marginal without missing head back and the first flat, lightly shaded guards.   --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 400 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seul tirage avec 2 Japon. Couverture illustrée d'une lithographie d'Emile Picq. Un léger accroc marginal sans manque en tête du dos et du premier plat, gardes légèrement ombrées.  

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        111 [CENT-ONZE] DESSINS FAITS A BUCHENWALD, 1944-1945

      1945 - 1st edition. Loose sheets as issued, in later custom clamshell box with original portfolio cover mounted on front. 4to. One of 3200 Numbered Copies. 111 plates of drawings, the first 100 relating to Buchenwald, plus 6 portraits, and 5 aquarelles in color. Captions in French, English, and Russian. 26 cm. Title page and preface in French. Boris Taslitzky began painting at the age of fifteen and attended the academie Montparnasse and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris between 1925 and 1933. In 1933, he joined the Association of Revolutionary Writers and Artists (A. É. AR) where he became general secretary of the section of Painters and Sculptors, and then in 1935, he joined the Communist Party. In 1936, during the presentation of Quatorze Juillet, by Romain Rolland , Taslitzky participated in the exhibition that brought together Picasso , Léger , Matisse , Braque , Jean Lurcat , Laurens and Pinion in the lobby of the Alhambra Theatre. Taslitzky was captured in June 1940, escaped in August and joined the Resistance. He was arrested again in November 1941, sentenced to two years in prison, and then on July 31, 1944 was deported to Buchenwald , where he manages to make some two hundred drawings showing life in the camps. "If I go to hell, I will make sketches. Besides, I have experience, I've been there and I've drawn! . ", he later said. His mother died at Auschwitz . In 1946, Taslitzky exhibited his works which were inspired by the Resistance and Deportation, winning the Prix Blumenthal. He was later awarded the Military Cross and Military Medal and in 1997 he received the insignia of Chevalier of the Legion of Honour under the Resistance and Deportation. He was both witness and actor in the story of French Resistance and the Holocaust. SUBJECT(S) : Concentration camps -- Pictorial works. Buchenwald (Camp de) Guerre mondiale 1939-1945. Prisonniers et déportés. Camps allemands. Buchenwald. Album. Concentration camps. Pictorial works. Wear to original illustrated cover, which has been mounted on front of box, but no damage to illustration. Moving, early, and important. (holo2-125-44) xx [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Prater Violet [Rare Uncorrected Proof]

      Random House, 1945, Wrappers, Book Condition: Very Good, First edition. A Very Good copy of the RARE UNCORRECTED PROOF for the first American edition of this Christopher Isherwood novel in the Publisher's original blue paper wrappers with both the Publisher's label and a label showing that the book was considered for selection by the Book of the Month club affixed to the front wrapper (closed tear to the lower label, light pencil note to the front wrapper visible when held at an angle to the light, small spot of residue to the front wrapper -- and a larger one to the rear wrapper where something presumably affixed was removed, wear to the spine, ruffling and short tears at the bottom of the pages caused by their being longer than are the wrappers, two book sale stamps to the first page), with the text appearing only on the rectos and without any table of contents.Measuring approximately 13 1/4 inches high and 7 9/16 inches across, the Proof has been produced by binding up the long Galley sheets, not many of which copies would have been made, and was issued in the period during which far fewer Uncorrected Proofs were issued than are issued today. A highly-regarded work, "Prater Violet" presents Christopher Isherwood's stingingly satirical fictionalized first-person account of his work in the film industry during the 1930s, including his work with director Berthold Viertel on the 1934 British drama film "Little Friend" (itself based on a novel by Ernst Lothar which Isherwood and Margaret Kennedy adapted for the screen). Of "Prater Violet", American author, editor, and film and theater critic Stanley Kaufmann stated "Prater Violet, in my view, is one of the best short novels in English written in this century." A Very Good copy of a RARE UNCORRECTED PROOF OF A MAJOR AUTHOR'S WORK. RARE.

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        Brideshead Revisited

      Little Brown and Company, 1945. Hardcover. Very Good. Little Brown and Company, Boston 1945. Limited First Edition. Limited to 600 copies. Cloth boards. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, light spots on the boards. Light sunning at the spine, light stain at the rear board, light age toning.

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        Animal Farm: A Fairy Story

      Secker & Warburg, London 1945 - Small, slim octavo (18.75cm.); original cloth in green and grey dust jacket lettered in white; 91pp. Stain from oxidized paperclip to front jacket panel, rear panel rather heavily dust-soiled and foxed, extremities a bit rubbed with one short closed tear to top edge of upper panel not affecting text; preliminaries a bit foxed; still, uncommonly Very Good in Very Good jacket. FENWICK A10a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Au château d'Argol -

      Librairie José Corti 1945 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12 182 pp. Couverture bleue illustrée. Intérieur parfait. Très bon état. SECONDE EDITION du premier roman de Julien Gracq. TIRAGE LIMITE. Un des 50 exemplaires sur papier vergé Bulky (n°I), justifié et paraphé par José Corti. Le roman se concentre sur les rapports de trois personnages : Albert, Herminien et Heide. Albert ayant acheté le mystérieux château d?Argol, en Bretagne, il y reçoit la visite de son meilleur ami Herminien, qui arrive accompagné de la belle Heide. Entre ces trois personnages se tissent des rapports d?amour et de haine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lettres à un ami allemand EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Gallimard, 1945. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1945, 12x19cm, broché. - First Edition, one of 25 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper draw head. The book Camus dedicated to his friend René Leynaud. Rare and nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête. L'ouvrage que Camus dédia à son ami René Leynaud. Rare et agréable exemplaire.

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        Thalassa dans le désert EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Fontaine, 1945. Fine. Fontaine, Paris 1945, 11,5x14cm, broché. - First Edition, one of the Arches paper numbered 25, ours unjustified, leading copy. Mario Prassinos model based on an original composition by Max Ernst. Glued a small tear in the back foot, light marginal spots on the second flat, nice interior state. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 25 ex numérotés Arches, le nôtre non justifié, tirage de tête. Maquette de Mario Prassinos d'après une composition originale de Max Ernst. Une petite déchirure recollée en pied du dos, légères piqûres marginales sur le deuxième plat, agréable état intérieur. Rare.

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        A Collection of Field-Marshal Montgomery's Personal Messages to 21 Army Group

      Germany: Printed and Bound by Printing and Stationery Services 21 Army Group,, [1945]. Normandy to the Baltic 6 June 1944 - 8 May 1945. Foolscap quarto, original black diced skiver, 21 Army Group shield and name gilt to upper board. Title page, Foreword, and 14 leaves reproducing Montgomery's messages, the 21 Army Group device on the Christmas message hand-coloured. A little rubbed, the spine defective, lacking in part, but remains sound. Gen. Allan Adair's copy, inscribed to him by Montgomery; "To: Allan Adair; Guards Army DIV with all good wishes. B. L. Montgomery, Field-Marshal, Germany 20-6-45". This collection brings together all of the messages issued by Monty during the drive across Europe. A practice begun during the campaign in the Western Desert, these pithy messages typify of his morale- and team-building techniques. Scarce, not on Copac, OCLC records copies in Toronto Public Library, US Army, Military History Institute, National Library of South Africa, and Het Legermuseum, Delft only. Two copies in the Imperial War Museum, one being that inscribed for the IWM by Monty himself. An extremely uncommon and desirable item, here with an important association. Adair had served with the Grenadier Guards distinction in the Great War, winning an MC and bar, and from 1942 to 1945 he was General Officer Commanding the Guards Armoured Division. The Division landed in Normandy on 28 June 1944 as part part of VIII Corps, first seeing action during Operation Goodwood in July, and during the folliwng month in Operation Bluecoat. Following the Allied breakout they advanced across Northern France and into Belgium as part of XXX Corps. The division liberated Brussels, after making an unprecedented advance from Douai, 97 miles away, in only fourteen hours. The Division then took a leading role in the ground advance in Operation Market Garden in September. Held in reserve during the Battle of the Bulge, the Division was committed to the Battle of the Reichswald (Operation Veritable) in February and March 1945. After the German surrender in May 1945 the Division remained as part of the occupying forces. In his autobiography - a signed copy, very good in jacket, is included in this lot, together with a copy of The Guards Magazine, Autumn 1988, containing Adair's obituary - Adair discusses his relationship with Monty: "Monty had a good grasp of how things were going although … he was not as good as Horrocks in giving me clear instructions as to what was wanted. However, Monty was good at keeping in touch, and I remember him coming well forward in a little jeep, loaded with cigarettes and newspapers which he distributed to the men on the way. I was always very pleased to see him of course. He grew to like us all very much, and as the war went on he was most flattering about the division. Towards the end of Monty's life Jock Askew went to see him, and they discussed various generals. My name came up. 'Oh, General Allan,' said Monty, 'he was the only one I knew I could never sack. My job was to fight the Germans. I wasn't prepared to fight the whole of the Brigade of Guards as well. All you Guardsmen would willingly have died twice a day for General Allan - not one of you would have died for me'" (p.150).

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        Original drawing, "The Schoolroom" [from Stuart Little]

      New York, , [1945]. Pen and ink drawing with whiting on wove paper, the print dimensions written to the right and below the image in pencil. Image size: 8.5 x 16.1 cm. Excellent condition. Presented in a black wooden frame. An original drawing as used in E. B. White's book "Stuart Little" to illustrate the text on page 89. A classroom of scholars are seated at their desks, Katharine sitting in the centre with her hand raised.

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        Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode,, 1945. Square octavo. Original pale oatmeal cloth lettered in green on the front cover. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout in black and white (with spot-colour highlights), printed on blue, pink, yellow, white, and grey paper. Cloth binding a little soiled, jacket toned and with a few chips, nciks and tears, corner of front free endpaper torn away. A very good copy nonetheless. First procurable edition, as the original, published by Country Life in 1939, is of legendary scarcity; as explained on the jacket blurb of the present edition "the original edition of this book was published early in the war but destroyed by enemy action. The artist has coloured the plates for this edition [presumably a reference to the spot colour]". With an original ink sketch by Peake on the front free endpaper, showing a pipe-smoking pirate and inscribed "For Brian from Mervyn Peake". Captain Slaughterboard was Peake's first book.

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        [Photo Album]: Family Album including Photographs of a Free French Children's Nursery in England

      England. 1930s. Oblong quarto. Measuring 9.5" x 12.5". String-tied cardboard photo album. A collection of 170 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs, measuring between 1.5" x 1.5" and 6" x 8", affixed to stiff gray paper with some captions. The photographs are near fine with occasional creasing in a very good photo album with edgewear and lacking the cloth over the boards. A photo album assembled by Clara R. Wells, an English nurse, between the mid-1930s until 1945. The beginning of the album is of Wells's home life living near Ascot, England, including her two infant children and various get-togethers, parties, and weddings with friends and family throughout the 1930s. The last few pages begin in the early 1940s, and continue well into World War II. During this time Wells was a nurse working at the Free French Nursery in Ascot, roughly 25 photographs show the nursery. Wells was part of the AVF, (Amis des Volontaires Francais -- Friends of the French Volunteers), which was established after the French defeat and occupation by Germany in 1940. According to Nicholas Atkin, "the AVF aimed to establish a link between organizations and individuals who wished to extend moral and material aid to the French Volunteers and also assisted French Forces fighting for the Allied cause. The latter would include setting up of canteens, hostel facilities and clubs for French troops and French civilian evacuees in Britain." For her part Wells volunteered as a nurse for the children of the French Volunteers who were sent to England. She cared for the children, threw them parties, and attempted to keep their spirits up and them safe until their parents could return. Among the images captures is a young nurse with a group of children and a pony in and around the grounds of the hospital, as well as a group photo from story time and another of children, a clown, and some soldiers from a "Canadian party." Also included are magazine clippings about the nursery, Wells's employment registration form, her nurse's diploma, a letter from the Nation Society of Children's Nurseries, and two letters from a head nurse at another AVF operation asking her to come back because Wells is more experienced than the nurses currently on duty. In the letter dated November 3, 1943 she writes: "I simply must have a night nurse; the staff here is too inexperienced to be taking night duty in turn... we are having six babies in Christmas time... I would love to have you back." A magazine clipping, with pictures taken from Wells's photography, is captioned, "young sons and daughters of parents serving in the French forces at the French war-time nursery in the home countries." Due to internal conflicts between the British and the French the AVF dissolved shortly before the war's end.A modest but interesting collection from a little-know branch of World War II volunteer service that is often overlooked. .

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        Vår ofödde son. Skådespel i fyra akter.

      Stockholm; Bonniers, 1945. Originalupplaga. 19x13 cm. 177, (1) s. Rött halvfranskt band med fem upphöjda bind, titeletikett i mörkgrönt skinn, marmorerade pärmpapper och försättsblad, övre guldsnitt. Främre omslaget medbundet. Med elegant utformad ficka på bakre innerpärm för tidningsurklipp. Nordiska Bokhandelns etikett på främre innerpärm. Ryggen lätt nött och med en kort spricka i övre framfals. Med svag fläck på främre snittet som uppstått vid förgyllningen av övre snittet. Fin inlaga. Dedikation: ''Till Kristina / med tacksamhet och all min tillgivenhet från Författaren / d. 28/6 1945''. Mottagaren Kristina Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005) hade under 40-talet och möjligen även senare en kärleksaffär med Moberg, som döpte Kristina i Utvandrarserien efter henne. Kärleksaffären upptäcktes via en svit om 30 böcker som Moberg dedicerat till henne. I exemplaret av Utvandrarna (1949) skriver han: "Till Kristina, min älskade, som lånat sitt namn åt den kvinnliga huvudpersonen i denna bok, med tacksamhet och kärlek från Författaren", ett intyg som upprepas så sent som 1969 i pocketupplagan av Utvandrarserien: " Den 29/3 1969. / Till Kristina -- hon som givit sitt namn åt den kvinnliga huvudpersonen i utvandrarromanen och till Minnet / med innerlig tillgivenhet från Författaren", vilket visar att hon var fullt närvarande i hans tankevärld under hela denna tid och därmed mycket väl kan ha påverkat hans senare litterära produktion. Vad som ytterligare talar för detta är exemplaret av Vår ofödde son, en pjäs från 1945 som behandlar abort-problematik. Detta är den enda av böckerna som Kristina låtit binda in i ett påkostat rött skinnband, med en pärmficka längst bak där hon samlat tidningsartiklar om boken och dess författare. I Kristinas exemplar av den danska utgåvan av samma bok, utgiven 1947, finns en dedikation från översättaren: "Kaera Kristina! / Denne Bog, den til Dels handler om dig, sendes dig til Erindring -- ikke om Forfattaren, men om Oversatteren. / Din Carl Erik''

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        Le mythe de Giraudoux Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l.|(Paris): S.n. (Paysage dimanche), 1945. Fine. S.n. (Paysage dimanche), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1945), 11,5x22cm & 2 pages in-4, 3 pages in-4. - Autograph manuscript of the author of 3 pages 4to published in Issue 17 of 7 October 1945 the newspaper The Sunday Landscape. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. 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. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 3 pages in-4 publiée dans le numéro 17 du 7 Octobre 1945 du journal Le Paysage Dimanche. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. Chronique publiée à l'occasion des nombreuses études sur l'oeuvre de giraudoux parues depuis sa mort en janvier 1944. On joint le tapuscrit complet. Si les nombreuses références à son oeuvre dans les articles du Journal des Débats révèlent l'ascendant de Giraudoux sur Blanchot, celui-ci manifeste pourtant le désir manifeste de s'affranchir de cette paternité. Ainsi supprime-til dans Faux-Pas de nombreuses références à l'oeuvre de Giraudoux (cf C. Bident, M. B. De la chronique à la théorisation). Cet article paru en 1945 est un témoignage unique l'ambivalence des sentiments envers un maitre admiré mais qui ne peut plus servir de modèle à son disciple transformé par l'écriture et la guerre. "Certes, un auteur, comme celui de Judith ne peut pas être un auteur de tout repos mais ce qu'il a créé est beau et ce beau n'est pas "ce qui nous désespère". Il est trop facile de voir que, quoi qu'il veuille, il ne va jamais jusqu'à compromettre en son art, l'harmonie la compréhension, la mesure. Comme une malédiction jetée sur la réalité inaccessible, il formerait un monde entièrement faux? Mais pas si faux: nous n'y perdons pas pied, nous ne cessons de nous y reconnaitre et au contraire, pour certains comme Sartre, c'est celui de la banalité même des concepts de chaque jour." 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 écrire, sont les deux actes entre lesquels la culture inscrit ses oscillations contraires" (Le Livre, In Journal des Débats, 20 janvier 1943). En 2007, les Cahiers de la NRF réunissent sous la direction de Christophe Bident toutes les chroniques littéraires non encore publiées en volumes avec cette pertinente analyse du travail critique de Blanchot : "romans, poèmes, essais donnent lieu à une réflexion singulière, toujours plus sûre de sa propre rhétorique, livrée davantage à l'écho de l'impossible ou aux sirènes de la disparition. (...) Non sans contradictions ni pas de côté, et dans la certitude fiévreuse d'une œuvre qui commence (...) ces articles révèlent la généalogie d'un critique qui a transformé l'occasion de la chronique en nécessité de la pensée." (C. Bident). Les manuscrits autographes de Maurice Blanchot sont d'une grande rareté.

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        Day of Paris

      J.J. Augustin New York 1945 - First edition hardback in dust jacket. Book is in near fine condition, no wear, with tasteful owner inscription on front free flyleaf. Dust jacket is rubbed with a chip at top of spine, about very good condition. A nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DAY OF PARIS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDRE KERTESZ

      (KERTESZ, ANDRE). Kertesz, Andre. George Davis, Editor. DAY OF PARIS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDRE KERTESZ. New York: J.J. Augustin, Publisher, 1945. First Edition. 8vo. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Very Good/Good +. 148pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. Designed by Alexey Brodovitch and Peter Pollack. "Day of Paris" was celebrated photographer Andre Kertesz's first book to be issued in the US. Published just following the allied victory in Europe, it portrays a vital, energetic City of Light seemingly untouched by the ravages of war. An internally bright, most handsome example of this classic (cited on page 200 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume I", pages 138-139 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", page 229 of "From Fair to Fine: 20th Century Photography Books That Matter", and pages 114-115 of "The Book of 101 Books") bearing some very mild dampstaining to a portion of the rear cover whose fragile, price-clipped dust jacket shows light overall wear, rubbing, and soiling along with some chipping and attendant paper loss along the spine as well as slight rippling to the rear panel. 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: 024195

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        The Open Society and its Enemies (In Two Volumes)

      London: George Routledge & Sons, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (Precedes all other editions.) vii, 268 p.; v, 352 p. Black cloth with gilt lettering. Complete in two volumes. No jackets. About Very Good condition. Bottom edges each have a small black mark. Cloth of both volumes a bit stained and rubbed, corners bumped. Slight foxing to edges and endpapers, rear paste downs worn. The quite rare first appearance one of the philosophy work called "one of the great books of the century" by The Times of London.

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        View: the modern magazine. Marcel Duchamp number, series V, No. 1

      New York, 1945. Wrappers. Very Good/Issue contains numerous illustrations and contributions from several heroes of the surrealist movement: Man Ray, Max Ernst, Joseph Cornell, André Breton, etc. Includes centerfold fold-out and cut-out triptych by Frederick Kiesler, "du mirage des réseaux cironflexes en peinture." Not often seen in this condition.. 31 cm; 48 pages and centerfold construction. Original stapled wraps featuring a dye-transfer imabe by Duchamp of a cork popping off of a bottle into the night sky. Spine a little rubbed (yet better than most surviving copies); back cover somewhat dusty. Very well preserved in protective envelope.

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        Framed Autographed Letter Signed

      Devon, England, 1945. unbound. 1 page, 4.75 x 7.75 inches, Tingrith, Totnes, Devon, England, October 29, 1945. In this letter, the Irish dramatist mentions George Bernard Shaw and declines a request to write an article, in full: "Dear Sir, I am sorry to have to disappoint you. I quite agree with you about Shaw's lion-hearted fight for free thought. But I am still convinced I am not the man to write such an article as you require. Yours sincerely, Sean O'Casey." Several creases, but still in very good condition. Matted in gray beside a 5.5 x 4.5-inch photo of a bespectacled O'Casey in three-quarters profile. Set in a silver frame measuring 11.25 x 18.5 inches.

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        El Tor. Arvista libera dij piemonteis. ( Segue ): Il Garibaldi

      Nuove edizioni italiane 1945-48 In folio, nn. 1 (14 luglio 1945) - 31 / 32 (15 dicembre 1948). Tutto il pubblicato di questa rara e importante rivista piemontese permeata di uno spirito in grado di superare? il mero spirito localistico. Contraddistinta da una grafica personale e incisiva, costruita con fregi e illustrazioni xilografiche, prima opera del pittore Orfeo Tamburi, in seguito realizzate da Gabriele Cena, la rivista fu realizzata a Roma dal giornalista e poeta Luigi Olivero uomo grazie al quale,?la poesia ?dialettale piemontese oltrepassa la tradizione locale provinciale,? per diventare espressione di un lirismo di ampio respiro, universale. Proprio ne El Tor, Olivero? raccoglitore e redattore, tende ad affermare il piemontese come lingua di cultura. Citiamo: Pavese, La langa; Jacobelli - La Val D'Aosta; U. Calosso - Ricordo di Antonio Gramsci; Burzio - Ricordi di G. Giolitti; Papini - Alfieri anarchico; Lorca tradotto in piemontese da Olivero; O. Sagari - Vita torinese del forzato della penna E. Salgari.... La rivista usc? con una certa regolarit? dal 14 luglio 1945 (n. 1) al 1 dicembre 1946 (n. 29 / 30), ebbe evedentemente una interruzione poi, sino alla fine del 1948, quando, 15 dicembre usc? il numero speciale 31 / 32 dedicato al 1848. Seguono a questa serie i primi sei numeri de Il Garibaldi, arte, costume, storia, turismo dell regioni d'italia e mondo latino evidente evoluzione de El Tor di cui non siamo in grado di sapere se si tratti di tutto il pubblicato. ITA

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        Montreux-Bernese Oberland Railway. Switzerland. Affiche en couleurs.

      La Chaux-de-Fonds, Fiedler S.A., s.d. ca. 1945-50,. 100x65 cm.. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        La colonie pénitentiaire Nouvelles suivies d'un Journal intime EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Egloff, 1945. Fine. Egloff 1945, 12x18,5cm, broché. - First edition of the French translation by Jean Starobinski, one of 40 numbered copies on vellum woodfree only leading copies. Two tiny tears in the back foot. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Jean Starobinski, un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin sans bois, seuls grands papiers. Deux petites déchirures sans gravité en pied du dos.  

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        In four superb content letters, Mark W. Clark praises the contributions of General Geoffrey Keyes' II Corps during the long Allied campaign in Italy: ?...your II Corps made the breakthrough south of Rome, the advance to the Arno, and the breakthrough of the Gothic Line...you again led the II Corps as one of my strongest units in...forcing the surrender of all the German forces in Italy. Yours has been a wonderful record of history-making achievement."

      Austria, 1945 - 1946. 8" x 10.5". "Four Typed Letters Signed ?Mark W. Clark? and ?Mark?, 1p each, 8? x 10.5?, all accomplished on ""Headquarters United States Forces in Austria"" letterhead, August 30, 1945 to January 2, 1946. File holes at top, light creases and penciled notations, else fine condition.Still basking in the Allied victory over Axis forces in Europe, the correspondence opens with Clark informing Keyes that he is ""leaving the II Corps to take over the command of the Seventh Army."" Clark adds, ""This is a well-deserved advancement and I rejoice in the wisdom and understanding which General Eisenhower has shown in selecting you to command an Army. But it is not easy to part from you."" Clark then extolls Keyes' service in Italy from September 1943, recalling, ""While in the Fifth Army, your II Corps made the breakthrough south of Rome, the advance to the Arno, and the breakthrough of the Gothic Line. Then when I took over command of the 15th Army Group, you again led the II Corps as one of my strongest units in the breakthrough into the Po Valley and in forcing the surrender of all the German forces in Italy. Yours has been a wonderful record of history-making achievement ... I shall miss a loyal friend. You have been a source of reliance and strength in our trials and difficulties in Italy, and a source of inspiration during our glorious triumphs there."" Interestingly, it had been the Seventh Army that had made contact with Mark Clark's Fifth Army near the Brenner Pass in the Alps in May 1945. The generals remained in touch following Keyes' reassignment to command the Seventh Army, warmly reliving their glorious achievements in battle. On September 11, 1945, Clark wrote to thank Keyes for his message sent ""... on the anniversary of the American landings at Salerno. My gratitude and admiration go out to the men of II Corps ... who fought under you ... They proved themselves gallant and tenacious fighters in the face of almost insuperable obstacles. On that September 9th we held high faith that we would accomplish our task, although none of us then could tell when victory would be ours. Last Sunday many of the men who were with you and me in Italy joined in marking the third anniversary of Salerno. We stood in Salzburg in a world at peace; American arms had been everywhere triumphant. We face now the challenge of making the peace firm and lasting. I am sure we can meet that challenge as we overcame the obstacles at Salerno and the hardships of the Italian campaign..."" The following day, September 12th, Clark forwarded a published compilation of the records of the Italian Campaign to Keyes: ""When our American Fifth and British Eighth Armies crossed the Po to force the German foe into unconditional surrender in May 1945, we could look back on the lessons and experience of two years of campaigning in the difficult, mountainous terrain of Italy. Italian topography, house and village construction, climate and communication routes had favored the defense heavily, and necessitated our continual improvisations in offensive technique to secure our advance to final victory. Realizing the value of the knowledge we were obtaining, records were kept by both armies during the entire Italian campaign ... We now have published a compilation of these records, entitled 'A Military Encyclopedia, Based on operations in the Italian campaigns, 1943-1945,' a copy of which I am sending to you ... "". Keyes returned the favor by forwarding his own report on the operation of his II Corps in Italy. Acknowledging receipt of the report on January 5, 1946, Clark remarked, ""It appears to be a most interesting presentation ... I am looking forward with particular pleasure to reading it in detail. I shall never forget my days with II Corps, nor the indispensable contribution which it made under your magnificent leadership during our long Italian campaigns, and to our final victory last May ...""A terrific correspondence of two former comrades-in-arms recalling their greatest military achievement. "

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        A l'ombre du romanesque Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l.|(Paris): S.n. (Paysage dimanche), 1945. Fine. S.n. (Paysage dimanche), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1945), 11,5x22cm & 2 pages in-4, 3 pages 1/2 in-4. - Autograph manuscript of the author of three and a half pages in-4 published in the 23 of November 18, 1945 Landscape Sunday. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Chronic literary work of André Dhôtel. Full typescript is attached. When the apostle of silence literature novelist speaks of the invisible, it gives a strange apology of a work "intended to save [...] the essence of the novel, his pure life and secret", "exciting into its monotony, as the pace of the most beautiful romantic stories where nothing happens, but where the unexpected is always imminent. " 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. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 3 pages et demie in-4 publiée dans le numéro 23 du 18 Novembre 1945 du Paysage Dimanche. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. Chronique littéraire de l'oeuvre d'André Dhôtel. On joint le tapuscrit complet. Lorsque l'apôtre du silence de la littérature parle du romancier de l'invisible, cela donne une étrange apologie d'une oeuvre « destinée à sauver [...] l'essence du romanesque, sa vie pure et secrète », « passionnante jusque dans sa monotonie, selon le rythme des plus belles histoires romanesques où il ne se passe rien, mais où l'imprévu est toujours imminent. » 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 écrire, sont les deux actes entre lesquels la culture inscrit ses oscillations contraires" (Le Livre, In Journal des Débats, 20 janvier 1943). En 2007, les Cahiers de la NRF réunissent sous la direction de Christophe Bident toutes les chroniques littéraires non encore publiées en volumes avec cette pertinente analyse du travail critique de Blanchot : "romans, poèmes, essais donnent lieu à une réflexion singulière, toujours plus sûre de sa propre rhétorique, livrée davantage à l'écho de l'impossible ou aux sirènes de la disparition. (...) Non sans contradictions ni pas de côté, et dans la certitude fiévreuse d'une œuvre qui commence (...) ces articles révèlent la généalogie d'un critique qui a transformé l'occasion de la chronique en nécessité de la pensée." (C. Bident). Les manuscrits autographes de Maurice Blanchot sont d'une grande rareté.

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        ?Enola Gay? Pilot Paul Tibbets, Bombardier Tom Ferebee, and Navigator Theodore Van Kirk sign a printed copy of the Top Secret receipt at Tinian of the atomic bomb which they would drop on Hiroshima

      n.p., n.d.. 8.5" x 10". "Printed Document Signed ?Paul W. Tibbets ?" Pilot,? ?Thomas W. Ferebee / Bombardier,? and ?Theodore J. Van Kirk / Navigator? in blue ink, 1p, 8.5? x 10?. On pale green card stock. Fine condition.In part, ?Date: 26 July 45 ... TO: Brigadier General Farrell / RE: Receipt of Material ... I have personally received from Dr. Norman F. Ramsey, Jr. ... the material as identified below. I assume full responsibility for the safe handling, storage and transmittal elsewhere of this material in accordance with existing regulations. The material, including enclosures and attachments, is identified as follows ... Projectile unit containing [black rectangle on number] kilograms of enriched tuballoy at an average concentration of [black rectangle on number] ... T.F. Farrell / Brig Gen U.S. / 6 August 1945..? Penned on the original and reproduced on this copy: ?The above materials were carried by Parsons, Tibbets & Co. to Hirohito as part of ?Doomsday? leaving Tinian at 0516AST. T.F. Farrell.? During the Manhattan Project, the name ?Tuballoy? was used to refer to natural uranium in the refined condition.There were other notations on the original Top Secret receipt reproduced including ?I certify that the above material was expended to the city of Hiroshima, Japan, at 0915 6 Aug.? and ?6 Aug 1945 By direction of Fleet Admiral Nimitz the expenditure is approved.?Note: Only the signatures of Tibbets, Ferebee, and Van Kirk are in ink. The rest of the document is an exact reproduction of the receipt of the uranium projectile unit."

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        L'ainé des Ferchaux EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1945. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1945, 14x20,5cm, broché. - First edition, one of the copies of the press service. Binding half marine morocco, back with five nerves, golden tail date marbled paper plates, guards and blue paper contreplats, preserved covers and backs (first dish dive), gilded head, elegant binding signed P. Goy & C . Vilaine. Signed autograph of the author Maurice Blanchot. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure en demi maroquin marine, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier bleu, couvertures et dos conservés (premier plat piqué), tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Envoi autographe signé de Georges Simenon à Maurice Blanchot.  

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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. Small area of loss (about 0.9 high x 0.3 inch deep) to the edge of the half title page. 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 front panel. Price still intact on front inner flap. Indented line to the front panel but without any loss to the wrapper. Overall a near very good copy of this classic work.

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        Destin de femme EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Editions Egix, 1945. Fine. Editions Egix, Paris 1945, 25,5x33cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - First Edition, one of 125 numbered copies on Rives BFK. Illustrated book of 21 original watercolors by Louis Icart. A bit of the shirt split and rubbed a lack on the edge of the box which is a bit rubbed. Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 125 exemplaires numérotés sur B.F.K. de Rives. Ouvrage illustré de 21 aquarelles originales de Louis Icart. Un mors de la chemise fendu et frotté, un manque sur la tranche de l'étui dont un mors est également frotté. Bel exemplaire.

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        Die Mitteilungen" alliiertes Nachrichtenblatt für die deutsche Zivilbevölkerung, Mitwoch, den 9. Mai 1945 - Sonder-Ausgabe: Deutschland kapituliert (Germany capitulates!)

      The 21st Army Group, [Germany] 1945 - Folio (12 1/2 x 18 1/2"). 8pp. Published by the 21st Army Group*, this special issue of "Die Mitteilungen" (Information) announces in bold letters and across its front page, the capitulation of Nazi Germany. Featured in two columns, and above the b/w photographic portraits of Field-Marshal Alexander, Marshal Koniev, Field-Marshal Montgomery, King George VI, General Eisenhower, Marshal Zhukov, and General Bradley, are the victory speeches pronounced by King George VI, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Of special interests are the announcement of Joseph Goebbels' death (Page 2); the liberation of some of Europe's political, military, and religious leaders, such as Leon Blum, Paul Reynaud, Edouard Daladier, General Weygand, General Gamelin, Dr. Kurt von Schuschnigg, Pastor Niemöller, Belgian King Leopold III, etc. (Page 2); Information on Hitler's suicide (Page 4); The San Francisco conference (Page 5 and 8); article with four gruesome photographs on the liberation of the Death Camps (Page 6); five b/w photographic portraits of the following allied statesmen: General de Gaulle, Marshal Stalin, Winston Churchill, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (who died less than a month before Germany's capitulation), and President Harry Truman (Page 8). 'The 21st Army Group newspaper "Mitteilungen" was distributed as follows: Laer (700 copies); Greven (560 copies); Wunsdorf and Neustadt (1,000 copies); Basthorst (500 copies); Celle (3,000 copies); Lübeck (4,000 copies); Bergen-Belsen camp (2,500 copies)' [Extracts from War Diary of 14 Amplifier Unit & 19 Leaflet Unit]. Folding mark at center. Tiny closed tear along spine. Minor age-toning. Text in German. Newspaper in overall very good condition. * The 21st Army Group was a World War II British headquarters formation, in command of two field armies and other supporting units, consisting primarily of British and Canadian forces. Established in London during July 1943, under the command of Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), it was assigned to Operation Overlord (the Western Allied invasion of Europe), and was an important Allied force in the European Theatre. The 21st Army Group operated in Northern France, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany from June 1944 until the end of the war in Europe in 1945. After the German surrender, 21st Army Group was converted into the headquarters for the British zone of occupation in Germany. It was renamed the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) on 25 August 1945 and eventually formed the nucleus of the British forces stationed in Germany throughout the Cold War. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Le roman de Jean-Paul Sartre Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l.|(Paris): S.n. (Paysage dimanche), 1945. Fine. S.n. (Paysage dimanche), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1945), 11,5x22cm & 2 pages in-4, 3 pages 1/2 in-4. - Autograph manuscript of the author of three and a half pages 4to published in issue 19 of October 21, 1945 Landscape Sunday. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Chronic literary published on the occasion of the publication of the first two volumes of the trilogy "The Way Back" by Jean-Paul Sartre. Full typescript with autograph correction of the author are joined. Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on new 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 he would later develop Many in these essays, "La Part du feu" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Scripture of the disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrated analytical acuity far beyond current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classic and modern, first-class writers and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking that 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," the 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 two acts from which culture entered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers NRF together under the direction of Christopher Bident all literary chronicles not yet published in volume with the proper analysis of the critical work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer of his own rhetoric, delivered more to the echo of the impossible or the lure of the disappearance. (...) 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. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 3 pages et demie in-4 publié dans le numéro 19 du 21 Octobre 1945 de Paysage dimanche. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. Chronique littéraire publiée à l'occasion de la parution des deux premiers volumes de la trilogie "Les chemins de la liberté" de Jean-Paul Sartre. On joint le tapuscrit complet comportant une correction autographe de l'auteur. 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 écrire, sont les deux actes entre lesquels la culture inscrit ses oscillations contraires" (Le Livre, In Journal des Débats, 20 janvier 1943). En 2007, les Cahiers de la NRF réunissent sous la direction de Christophe Bident toutes les chroniques littéraires non encore publiées en volumes avec cette pertinente analyse du travail critique de Blanchot : "romans, poèmes, essais donnent lieu à une réflexion singulière, toujours plus sûre de sa propre rhétorique, livrée davantage à l'écho de l'impossible ou aux sirènes de la disparition. (...) Non sans contradictions ni pas de côté, et dans la certitude fiévreuse d'une œuvre qui commence (...) ces articles révèlent la généalogie d'un critique qui a transformé l'occasion de la chronique en nécessité de la pensée." (C. Bident). Les manuscrits autographes de Maurice Blanchot sont d'une grande rareté.

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