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        Frank Lloyd Wright ALS matted and framed [43 x 53 cm.]

      Np: Np, 1945. Fine condition, matted and gilt framed -- suitable for hanging. Typed letter, 16 x 23 cm. to Friedrich Bruns, with original envelope, and a portrait of FLW. There are two autograph corrections by Wright in the text and a postscript in the architects hand, reading: "Would you please be so kind as to pass this brochure on to somebody you think capable of translating it properly, inserting between the leaves the translation written on each side of the insert. We expect to pay whatever the work would be worth." Beneath his signature, Wright notes: "Kindly cherish this brochure, it is the only one we have!" and signed his initials.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Der Tod des Vergil.,

      New York, Pantheon Books, 1945 - 522 (2) Seiten (1) Blatt Vergoldung am Rückentitel fast ganz abgerieben, Vorderdeckel im Rand lichtspurig, Vorsätze etwas gebräunt, Bindung stabil, ansonsten das Buch sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz persönliche Widmung des Autors: "Für Helene und Werner Richter/ sehr freundschaftlich und/ von Herzen/ Hermann Broch/ Juli 45". Hermann Broch (* 1. November 1886 in Wien - + 30. Mai 1951 in New Haven/USA) war ein bekannter österreichischer Schriftsteller. Einbandentwurf Stefan Salter, erste deutsche Ausgabe, gegenüber der englischen Erstausgabe, die 6 Monate früher erschien, mit Ergänzungen und Überarbeitungen, im Anhang mit Quellen und Danksagungen, Sternfeld/Tiedemann 80, Deutsches Exilarchiv 1,738, WG 9. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 790 Gr.-8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleinen (rote Deckel, schwarzer Rücken mit goldgeprägter Titelei auf rotem Rückenschild), Kopffarbschniit. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        PETER RABBIT'S RACE GAME

      POTTER, BEATRIX. (POTTER,BEATRIX). PETER RABBIT'S RACE GAME. Lond: Warne no date ca 1945. Housed in a color pictorial box (20 1/4" wide x 11 1/2") with Potter's characters in color on the cover. Box slightly worn with neat flap strengthening VG+ WITH TWO DIE AND 4 PAINTED LEAD FIGURINES. Featuring a wonderful full color pictorial game board folded in thirds that opens to 28 1/2 x 20". Instructions are on verso of board.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Franklin Delano Roosevelt Funeral ("FDR Funeral 1945") signed by the photographer Ed Clark

      [Published in LIFE] 1945 - Signed and inscribed by the photographer: “FDR Funeral 1945, Edward Clark – Life.” Famed Life photographer Edward Clark took this celebrated picture in 1945 at the funeral of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Atlanta. “The area was in front of the building at the polio clinic where Roosevelt had spent so much time, [Clark] saw Navy bandsman, CPO Graham Jackson, playing away on his accordion while tears streamed down his face” (Clark, Decades). “Ed Clark’s photograph, meanwhile, of an openly weeping Chief Petty Officer (USN) Graham Jackson playing “Goin’ Home” on his accordion as FDR’s flag-draped casket passes by in April 1945 has, through the years, come to symbolize not merely a nation’s grief, but black America’s acknowledgement of Roosevelt’s efforts on behalf of civil rights while he was in office” (Life website). Gelatin silver gelatin print. 8 x 10 inches. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Prométhée aux enfers

      First edition, one of 35 numbered copies on paper bubble deluxe edition. Lightly shaded guards without gravity. Rare. Les tirages à part du Palimugre Sceaux s.d. (1945) 12,5x18,5cm en feuilles

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Raskens. En soldatfamiljs historia. I (av II).

      - Stockholm; Bonniers, 1945. (Romaner i folkupplaga). 19,5x12,5 cm. 240 s. Häftad med tryckt omslag. Fint ex. Dedikation: "Till Kristina / med tack för mycket -- mycket! / Vilhelm / den 21 okt. 1945". [?To Kristina with thanks for a lot ? a lot! / Vilhelm the 21st of October 1945?]. Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973), Swedish journalist, social critic, and one of Sweden?s foremost authors of the 20th century. He was born in Algutsboda in the province of Småland, where his father served as a soldier. Moberg worked in his youth with farming and forestry. After a few years of schooling, he worked as a journalist at different provincial newspapers, in which he also published his first short stories. His breakthrough as an author came in 1927 with the novel ?Raskens. The Story of a Soldier?s Family?, where he depicts the life of the tenant farmers in 19th century Småland. His foremost work, which has been widely translated and is considered one of the finest epic works in Swedish 20th century literature, is ?The Emigrant Novels? (1949-1959). In this tetralogy he describes the Swedish emigration to North America through the story of the farmer Karl Oskar Nilsson and his wife Kristina. Moberg was politically engaged and always fought for individual rights, and for the abolition of the monarchy and the State Church of Sweden. He intervened in affairs of corrupt legal practice and published the bestselling book ?Why I am a Republican? (1955). His political views were inspired by his visits to USA and by the Swiss constitution. Moberg had a love affair with a woman named Kristina, whose name he used for the main character Kristina from Duvemåla of ?The Emigrant Novels? This love affair has remained unknown for over half a century, until a collection of his novels, all inscribed by Moberg to Kristina [Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005)], appeared on the market. Judging from the tone in the inscriptions, the relation between Moberg and Kristina was initially intimate and loving, and gradually devolving into affection. In the early inscriptions from the 1940s Moberg writes, for instance: ?To Kristina, my confidant and beloved!?, and in the play ?Chastity? he writes: ?Vilhelm Moberg?s chastity ? what is left of it is hereby dedicated to Kristina? The later in-scriptions from the 1960s contain phrases like: ?with a devout greeting? and ?from her affectionate Vilhelm? In the copy of ?The Emigrants? (?Utvandrarna?, 1949) Moberg writes: ?To Kristina, my be loved, who has lent her name to the female main character in this book, with gratitude and love from The Author.? In the last inscription, in the pocket edition of ?The Emigrant Novels? from 1969, he returns to the fact that she has given her name to Kristina from Duvemåla, which shows that the thought of her had occupied his mind during all these years, and it is also a sign of her probable influence on his writing from 1945 onwards. What further strengthens this opinion is the copy of ?Our Unborn Son?, a play from 1945, which deals with the issue of abortion. This is the only one of these books that has been bestowed with a fine leather binding, with a pocket at end of the volume where Kristina has collected newspaper cuttings on the book and its author, suggesting that the theme of this novel was essential to her. The book was translated into Danish in 1947, and in the collection there is a copy of the Danish edition which has been inscribed to Kristina by the translator thus: ?? This book, which is partly about you?? [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson, Antikvariat.]
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        An der Barra de Tijuca am Sonntag. Pochoirs auf Papier.

      ca. 1945. 55 x 67 cm, gerahmt unter Passepartout., 41 x 51 cm, Blatt etwas gebräunt Preis in CHF: 1100. Axel Leskoschek (1889 - 1976). Mit dem Doktordiplom hat er 1917 seine juristische Ausbildung abgeschlossen und danach an der Landeskunstschule in Graz und an der Grafischen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Wien studiert. Seine Holzschnitte zu den "Legenden des hl. Franziskus" 1920 begründen eine Reihe von Illustrationen zur Weltliteratur. Er war 1923 Mitbegründer der Grazer Sezession, politischer Häftling in Wöllersdorf 1936, ging dann in die Schweiz und war später 8 Jahre lang Professor an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Rio de Janeiro. Ab 1948 war er in Wien als Maler, Grafiker und Kunstkritiker tätig. Zahlreiche Holzschnitte, Einbandentwürfe zu Büchern und Öbilder aus Südamerika und Südfrankreich sowie Kupferstiche und Lithographien geben Zeugnis von seinem reichen Schaffen.

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        A Map of Interesting Cape Cod

      1945.. Two color (blue and white) pictorial map poster (lithograph), 21 1/2 x 32 1/4 inches on sheet 22 1/2 x 33 inches. Near mint condition. A scarce and lovely poster of Cape Cod, depicting a map of the island with a scroll cartouche at left and decorative border of island activities. Main roads and towns are marked on the map. Marked at lower left "Copyright 1945, Mary E. Murray Newtonville, Mass." .

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        A Proclamation.

      May 8, 1945., Washington, D.C. - Large three-colored broadside of Harry Truman's Proclamation declaring the surrender of Germany. Signed in ink by Harry Truman. Also included at the lower left is the original 1945 Christmas card from the President and Mrs. Truman and at lower right, the original red, white and blue ribbon. These were presented by the President as gifts for friends. Uncommon, especially with the original Christmas card and ribbon. Framed. "On the day before Hitler's suicide, all German troops in Italy laid down their arms. On May 4th, German forces in Holland, Denmark and northwest Germany surrendered to British Field Marshall Montgomery. On the 6th, Donitz authorized General Alfred Jodl to 'conclude an armistice agreement' with General Eisenhower. The Germans wanted a separate peace with the allied troops in the West in order to continue their battle with the Russians in the East. Eisenhower would have none of it. He ordered the Germans to surrender unconditionally the next day. The Germans acquiesced, signing the surrender document on May 7th The cessation of fighting took effect at 11:01 P.M. on May 8th" (Georges Blond). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        SHARIT HA-PLATAH Volume III 1945

      Munich, Germany 1945 - Forward in English and German. Also in German and English, a copy of a letter by S. U. Nahon addressed to Rabbi Kalusner VIII plus 95 pages of names of survivors, their year of birth and city of residence before they were transported to hell and survived it. Pages are slightly browned. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        President Harry Truman deals with Concentration Camp Survivors in Post War Germany, while General Dwight D. Eisenhower deals with the morale of soldiers whose return home is being inexplicably delayed

      [Germany], 1945 - 1947. various. "Typed Letter Signed ?Simon H. Rifkind,? as Adviser to the Theater Commander on Jewish Affiars, 1 page, 8? x 10.5?. Headquarters, U.S. Forces, European Theatre, Office of the Military Government (U.S. Zone), March 8, 1946. To Lt. Gen. Geoffrey Keyes, Commanding General, Seventh U.S. Army. Minor flaws at upper edge. In full, ?Now that my assignment has come to an end, I take the liberty of thanking you and your officers for the cooperation extended to me and the kindness and consideration always shown me. I should like you to know that I have appreciated it highly.? In 1945 and 1946, as an adviser on Jewish affairs for the Army in Europe, Simon H. Rifkind (1901-1995) championed uprooted Holocaust survivors who were then in Germany and Austria and made appeals for more aid to them. That experience led President Harry S. Truman to award him the Medal of Freedom in 1945 and helped lead him to champion the creation of the State of Israel. A prominent New York lawyer whose later clients included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, later served as a Federal Court Judge and Chairman of the Board of the American Jewish Committee and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Gen. Keyes typed copy of his ?Address to UNRRA Displaced Persons? Training School,? 5 pages, 8? x 10.5?, October 30, 1946. In part, ?The Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces, President Harry Truman, with the full approval of the American People, set the policy that the United States Zone would be a haven for the oppressed peoples of all nations ... You will learn of the problems and the many almost insurmountable difficulties encountered in caring for the hundreds of thousands of persons of many races and nationalities, speaking many tongues. All however, were victims of the most inhumane campaign the history of the world has ever recorded ... The United States Zone has been made a haven where they could find at least a temporary home and make a start back to a normal peaceful life - - a life free from the gripping fear of the concentration camp and organized brutality ...? Founded in 1943, the purpose of UNRRA (United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration) was to ""plan, co-ordinate, administer or arrange for the administration of measures for the relief of victims of war in any area under the control of any of the United Nations through the provision of food, fuel, clothing, shelter and other basic necessities, medical and other essential services.? Printed ?Proclamation To Polish Displaced Persons in the Third US Army Area from General Keyes,? 1 page, 8? x 10.5?. Not signed. Urging ?non-Jewish Poles in the US Zone of Germany to reexamine the desirability of repatriation in your home land ... Spend this Christmas in Poland!!!? Reports from Warsaw indicated that many Polish Jews intended to join repatriation transports and return to Poland, either to resettle there permanently, or to wait for an opportunity to immigrate legally to Palestine. Dwight D. Eisenhower. File Copy of a letter from Gen. Eisenhower to Gen Keyes, 1 page, 8? x 10.5?. Lightweight paper. Headquarters, U.S. Forces, European Theater, Office of the Commanding General, September 12, 1945. Concerning a survey among ?troops in all theaters.? In part, ?It showed that 43% of the men interviewed reported that their officers had nothing to say concerning the reasons for delay in separating; that 74% of the men reported that reason advanced for this delay was lack of transportation facilities; that 15% reported the nonavailability of replacements as the reason. It is a tribute to the intelligence of the American soldier that despite the large percentage who reported that their officers failed to proffer any reason, they understood the problem involved and accepted the situation at its face value. I realize that many significant events have occurred since this survey was conducted. However, it is evident that prior to the capitulation of Japan ... our officers failed to keep the men informed of the reasons for delays in returning them home. It is imperative that appropriate instructions be issued to all echelons to the effect that both officers and enlisted men will be fully informed of the reasons for any delay in connection with their return home and that no frivolous answer be given to any inquiry on this subject. I believe that if such an indoctrination program is rigidly adhered to and our soldiers fully informed of just what is happening, a high state of morale in the men and officers will be maintained ...? Also included are Gen. Keyes? unsigned typed ?Notes on Talk to Third Army Officers ?" April,1946,? ?Notes of Address to 250 Officers, EM. Civilians of USFA, Yank Theater, Vienna, 21 March 1947,? ?Notes of Talk to Graduating Class? (Regular Army Officers), and an address to ?Third Army War Department Civilian Employees,? 13 pages in all. From the Estate of Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes."

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        a Pablo Picasso - inscrit par Paul Eluard

      Genève: Éditions des Trois Collines, 1945 - 8° - 168pp - B/w reproductions (Photo, drawings, prints.). First edition, text in French language. Inscribed "à monsieur F.R. hommage de Paul Eluard" (the book was dedicated to a Czech writer(. full-leather binding with the original wrappers bound-in. In very good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Rite écossais ancien accepté

      Sup:. Cons:. pour la France et ses dépendances. Rituel de Chevalier Rose - Croix. Dix - huitième degré de la Franc - Maçonnerie Ecoss:. (Paris), 1945. In - 4°. m. marocchino rosso con larghe punte, titolo in oro sul piano anteriore. 63, (2) pp. Stampato in rosso e nero su carta greve, testo entro riquadro rosso. Tiratura limitata per i soli iniziati; ristampa del 1845. Rarissimo, sconosciuta al Ferrer Benimeli.

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        Oesterreichische Nachrichten. 1. Jahrgang, Juni bis Dezember 1945 (5 Hefte) / 2. Jahrgang, Januar bis August 1946 (7 Hefte). Organ der Frei-oesterreichischen Bewegung in der Schweiz.

      Zürich, Frei-oesterreichische Bewegung in der Schweiz [FÖB] 1945-1946.. 4°.. Bis auf die erste Nummer vollständige Serie, 12 Hefte, von 13 erschienenen, etliche mit teilweise entferntem Adressaten (Britschgi & Pinkus - mit dem gleichfalls der KP angehörigen Melchior Britschgi hatte Theo Pinkus zeitweise zusammengearbeitet, hier noch Froschaugasse 18). Redaktion Willi (Wilhelm) Frank, später Irene Sessler, Georg Rechnitz. Breycha-Vauthier 38; Halfmann 351 und ÖNB Datenbank nur bis 1946 Nr. 3; nicht in DEA, Maas u.a. Beiträge von Anneliese Fritz (Eulau, später Russische Stunde in Wien, hier: Oesterreich und die Juden, auch über Marcel Pellich), Willi Frank, später Mathematiker in Salzburg, Karl Paryla, Ernst Fischer, über Viktor Matejkas Rede in Zürich im Juni 1946, Auszug seines Karl-Kraus-Beitrags im 'Plan', Ferdinand Bruckner, Hans Weigel (u.a. über das Dachaulied 1938 von Jura Soyfer), Karl Schiffer, L. Ajchenrand (übersetzt von Sessler), Ilse Benedikt über drei Monate in Wien (November 1945), Maria Schanda, Franz Stoessl u.a. - Titel jeweils mit kleinem schweizer Archivstempel.

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        Prométhée aux enfers

      Les tirages à part du Palimugre 1945 - - Les tirages à part du Palimugre, Sceaux s.d. (1945), 12,5x18,5cm, en feuilles. - Edition originale, un des 35 exemplaires numérotés sur papier bulle, tirage de tête. Gardes légèrement ombrées sans gravité. Rare. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 35 numbered copies on paper bubble deluxe edition. Lightly shaded guards without gravity. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Epreuves, exorcismes

      Gallimard 1945 - - Gallimard, Paris 1945, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition en partie originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Raymond Queneau : ". qui a son rire pour exorciser." Dos insolé comportant une petite déchirure en pied, papier jauni comme généralement, exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition partly original, one copy of the press service. Precious autograph signed by the author Raymond Queneau: ". that his laughter to exorcise ." Back insolated with a small tear in the foot, yellowed paper as generally complete copy of his please insert. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Na jehlach techto dni. 2. Vydani [= On the Needles of These Days. Second Edition]

      Praha: Fr Borovy 1945 - Obrosch., 64 Seiten mit Fotografien von Jindrich Styrsky (1935), Texte von Jindrich Heisler (1941), Typografie K. Teige, Bindung zerfallen, Deckel vom Buchblock gel st, Deckelkanten etwas berieben, winziger Besitzerstempel auf dem Vorsatz (Jiri Kotalik), ansonsten sehr guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere B cher werden nicht in unserem Geschõft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: cs [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Making of Scientific Management : Volume 1, Thirteen Pioneers; Volume 2, Management in British Industry; Volume 3, the Hawthorne Investigations

      London: Management Publications Trust, 1945. RARE First Edition, First Printing set of all 3 volumes in Urwick and Brech's classic series. Volume 1, published 1945, Near Fine, small area of discoloration to rear board, in a Very Good dust jacket, chipped at the edges. Volumes 2 and 3 are both lacking dust jackets. Volume 2, published 1946, Very Good, spine faded, prior owner stamp front end page, light foxing to end pages. Volume 2 has 3 fold-out charts, all Fine. Volume 3, published 1948, Very Good, gilt titles at spine rubbed and unreadable, endpages browned, half-title page corner clipped. All 3 volumes are unmarked, except for the stamp in Vol. 2. None of these First Edition, First Printing volumes are currently available in collectible condition, the set is RARE. . First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Rid i natt! Roman fra Värend 1650. Oversatt av Eli Krog.

      Oslo; Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, 1945. originalets titel: Rid i natt! (Stockholm, 1941). 19x13 cm. 323, (1) s. Förlagets pappband med tryckt skyddsomslag. Skyddsomslaget med en liten nagg vid övre framfals och med några små skrynlor vid pärmhörnen. Ryggändar och pärmhörn lätt tilltryckta. Dedikationen på främre försättsblad har avsatt några mindre bläckfläckar på motstående främre innerpärm samt främre omslagsflik. Fin inlaga. Första norska utgåvan. Dedikation: ''Till Kristina -- min älskade -- från förf.'' 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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        Fernand Leger La Forme Humaine Dans L'Espace INSCRIBED BY LEGER

      Montreal: Les Editions de L'Arbre, 1945. First Edition. Paperback. Very good. Inscribed by Fernand Leger to AH Stump. Spine has some wear and sunning, sunning on rear cover as well Inscribed by Fernand Leger

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        ODD MAN OUT

      Michael Joseph Ltd. [1945], London - Octavo, cloth. Novel of a wounded IRA man. Filmed in 1947 with James Mason, also released as Gang War. Filmed again in 1969 as The Lost Man with Sidney Poitier. Fine in about near fine dust jacket, spine panel a bit age darkened, light shelfwear to head and heel of spine panel and front corners, mild dust soiling to rear panel. A nice copy of a fragile book. (8546) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Sur Nietzsche

      First edition, one copy of the press service.Signed autograph from the author to Mr. Delepine.Three small patches on the back slightly wrinkled. Gallimard Paris 1945 12x19cm broché

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        Epreuves, exorcismes

      Edition partly original, one copy of the press service.Precious autograph signed by the author Raymond Queneau: "... that his laughter to exorcise ..."Back insolated with a small tear in the foot, yellowed paper as generally complete copy of his please insert. Gallimard Paris 1945 12x19cm broché

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        The Open Society And Its Enemies.

      George Routledge & Sons, London 1945 - First editions of the economist's magnum opus. Octavo, 2 volumes. Each volume is near fine in very good dust jackets with light wear. Each volume is signed by Karl Popper. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. One of the most important books of the twentieth century, Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies is an uncompromising defense of liberal democracy and a powerful attack on the intellectual origins of totalitarianism. Popper was born in 1902 to a Viennese family of Jewish origin. He taught in Austria until 1937, when he emigrated to New Zealand in anticipation of the Nazi annexation of Austria the following year, and he settled in England in 1949. Before the annexation, Popper had written mainly about the philosophy of science, but from 1938 until the end of the Second World War he focused his energies on political philosophy, seeking to diagnose the intellectual origins of German and Soviet totalitarianism. The Open Society and Its Enemies was the result. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        California

      Monterey, CA.: Jo Mora Publications.. 1945.. Color pictographic / pictorial map poster, map 24 3/8 x 18 5/16 inches on sheet 25 x 19 inches. Professionally conserved with paper backing, very good condition. Jo Mora is perhaps the best known and well loved of all the pictorial map makers of the early and mid twentieth century. Mora experimented with printing this map on different types of paper; a few maps were printed on this tan paper before Mora settled on the glossy white paper which is the more common paper for these 1945 maps. This lively and informative map of California has place names, mountains, railroads etc marked and named, with small cartoon-like pictures (pictographs) to indicate the main attractions eg. a movie being made with a couple embracing for Hollywood, a football player for the University of California at Berkeley, and grapes and winemaking at various locations including San Bernadino and Fresno. At the upper right where Nevada would be on the map, there are pictures depicting various aspects of California life and history - all done with a great sense of humor. The frieze starts with "California's Melting Pot" depicting the people of California from historical figures (Sir Francis Drake) to the people of modern California (ending with G.I. Joes and Football Heroes). Below that is "California Transportation Throughout the Ages" from Early Spanish Caravels to "Our state-wide highway system is a mecca for tourists." In the ocean are inset pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge and S.F. Oakland Bay Bridge, and a section of 20 small images of the missions of California. .

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        Collection including letters, speeches, documents, and relics owned by Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes relating to his years serving as Commanding General U.S. Forces in Austria and U.S. High Commissioner in Austria ? includes his remarks upon the signing of a 1947 ?Relief Agreement? between the USA and Austria to help the Austrian people economically before Marshall Plan aid would arrive in 1948

      Austria, 1945 - 1948. various. "During World War II, Major General Geoffrey Keyes was Deputy Commanding General Western Task Force [North Africa] under Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. (1942-1943), Deputy Commanding General I Armored Corps [North Africa] under Gen. Patton (1943), Deputy Commanding General 7th Army [Sicily] under Gen. Patton (1943), Commanding General Provisional Corps [Sicily] appointed by Gen. Patton (1943), and Commanding General II Corps [Italy] (1943-1946). Lieutenant General Keyes was Commanding General 7th Army [Germany] (1945-1946), Commanding General 3rd Army [Germany] (1946-1947). and Deputy Commanding General U.S. Forces in Austria under Gen. Mark Clark (1947). He was Commanding General U.S. Forces in Austria and U.S. High Commissioner in Austria from 1947 to 1950. Secretary of State George C. Marshall?s European Recovery Program, developed at a meeting of the participating European states, was established on June 5, 1947. Austria finalized its program at the end of 1947 and received its initial Marshall Plan economic aid in March 1948. Lieutenant General Keyes felt that aid to Austria was needed immediately. Included in this collection is Keyes? typed address, possibly his reading copy, delivered in Vienna on June 25, 1947, in the presence of the leaders of the Austrian government, ?on the occasion of the signature of the Relief Agreement Between the United States and Austria.? He concluded, ?I sincerely trust this assistance from the American people which you are accepting today will bring happiness and relief to the Austrian people and some measure od recovery to Austrian economy.?(1) United States Passport of Geoffrey Keyes signed twice ?Geoffrey Keyes? (Signature of bearer) and on 2.5? x 2.5? ?Photograph of bearer? affixed on page 4, 48p, 3.75? x 6?. ?No. 369 / Passport / Legation / of / The United States of America / at / Vienna Austria.? Completed in manuscript. Issued in Vienna on February 12, 1948. Stamped inside at the British Legation Visa Section in Vienna and the French Legation in Vienna in 1948 and, in 1949, stamped permission to travel in the US, British, French Zones of Germany, and from Vienna to France, Switzerland, and Holland. Never cancelled.(2) Lieutenant General Keyes? uniform shoulder patch of the U.S. Forces Head Quarters, Austria, 2? x 2.75?.(3) Significant Typed Letter Signed ?John J. McCloy? as Assistant Secretary of War, 1p, 7? x 9?. Washington, August 19, 1945. To ?Lt. General Geoffrey Keyes / Commanding General, 2nd Corps / Salzburg, Germany [sic, Austria].? In full, ?I would like to express my thanks to you and the members of your Staff for their thoughtfulness and hospitality during my recent visit to Salzburg. I am sorry that my time was such as not to permit a longer visit with you. I should have liked to see more of the U.S. Zone in Austria, and to discuss in more detail the problems of our occupation there. Immediately upon our return to the United States we have been involved in the Japanese surrender business, and now the end of the long, hard fight has come. For the moment it has obliterated German and Austrian occupational problems but they will be on us again before the ink is dry on the Japanese surrender. My talks with General Clark at Verona has given me a greater insight into his problems. You may rely upon us here in Washington to do everything in our power to help you solve them.? The occupation and annexation of Austria, including Salzburg, into German Third Reich (Anschluss) took place on March 12, 1938. Germany unconditionally surrendered on May 7, 1945. Salzburg became the center of the American-occupied area in Austria. On August 15, 1945, Emperor Hirohito announced Japan's unconditional surrender. McCloy later served as a member of the Warren Commission (1964-1965).(4) Photo album, 14 separate pages, 6.75? x 4.75?. Beige cloth over marbled purple boards. Gilt-lettered on the front cover ?Headquarters Zone Command Austria / Farewell Reception and Luncheon / in Honor of / GENERAL MARK W. CLARK / Kavalier House Salzburg Austria / 5 May 1947.? A 3.25? x 4.5? b&w photograph on each page including two of Keyes with Gen. Clark and other officers, one of Headquarters Zone Command Austria with a statue of Mozart in front, and interior and exterior views of Kavalier House. The Truman Library has the identical photograph album in their collection. This one also includes two loose photographs including an original 5? x 4? b&w with Keyes and Gen. Eisenhower.(5) Unique oval wooden plaque, in color, 9.5? x 6.5? x 0.375?, with a map of Austria, its nine states, major cities, and connecting roads. In the upper left is the emblem of United States Forces Austria (same design as on patch above). Engraved at top: ?MISSION: To reestablish a free, independent and / democratic AUSTRIA with a sound economy, / capable of insuring an adequate standard / of living.?Keyes? typed speeches delivered in Austria:? ?Restitution of Austrian Gold Reserve Vienna, 19 February 1947?? ?V-E Day Message 8 May, 1947?? ?Memorial Day Message? 30 May 1947? ?Flag Day Message 14 June 1947?? ?British-American Ceremony, 15 June 1947?? ?Notes on Talk to Visiting Clergymen Vienna Austria, 30 June ?" 2 July ?47?? ?Opening of the Salzburg Festivals, 27 July, 1947?? ?Fellow Americans? message approaching Christmas season 22 October 1947From the Estate of Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes"

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        PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF IMAGES TAKEN AND PRESERVED BY A ROYAL-NAVY SEAMAN, INCLUDING THE WAR-ENDING SURRENDER OF THE JAPANESE SOUTHEASTERN ARMY AT RABAUL ABOARD HMS "GLORY," ON 6 SEPTEMBER 1945.; Also present in the album are views of Australia and New Zealand.é

      1945. Original photograph album. Original Cloth. Very Good. Contains 96 photographs (3.25"x2.25" to 9.5" x 7.5" in size), including some silver-gelatin prints. taken by William George Narroway, a British Marine. The photos are mounted with corners onto gray cardstock leaves, and some are captioned. Laid in is Narroway's 4pp-folio service record, printed on linen and accomplished by hand. Housed in an oblong folio, string-tied album of black cloth over padded boards, stamped "Photographs" on the cover. 9.75" x 15" Light wear to spine ends; several photographs are creased. The 96 photographs comprise: eleven (11) of the Japanese Surrender to Australian forces at Rabaul, and subsequent victory celebrations as witnessed by a British Royal Marine, William George Narroway; four (4) photographs of the signing of the Japanese Surrender document on the flight deck of HMS Glory; a slick-paper, conemporary copy of the Instrument of Surrender; three (3) snapshots of the Victory Day march in Melbourne; several large photographs taken aboard ship, showing a marine fighting party pointing guns to the sky, rows of aircraft on deck, military trucks being loaded, and the burials-at-sea of a Glory crew member as well as a POW. HMS Glory is seen from a distance in Auckland Harbour as well as in Sydney Harbour, at Gibraltar and other ports, and in open waters. In Australia, Narroway collected a series of 16 professional photographs of the Jenolan limestone caves, one of HMS Nelson, and nine (9) views of Melbourne, including an aerial view of the city, Bondi Beach, etc. Also present are seven (7) professional views of New Zealand. Narroway took a few snapshots in Hong Kong, followed by photographs of the Victory Parade in London on 8 June 1946. The album concludes with seven (7) personal photographs and a chart of the voyage of HMS Glory. ~~ Narroway was born on 29 May 1922 at Watford, Hertfordshire. He worked as a machine moulder before he enlisted in the Royal Navy on 4 August 1943. Prior to his service on HMS Glory, Narroway served on HMS Raleigh, HMS Drake, HMS Malaya, and HMS Caroline. Upon discharge on 7 November 1946, he was rated an Able Seaman.

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        Rid i natt! Roman fra Värend 1650. Oversatt av Eli Krog.

      - Oslo; Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, 1945. originalets titel: Rid i natt! (Stockholm, 1941). 19x13 cm. 323, (1) s. Förlagets pappband med tryckt skyddsomslag. Skyddsomslaget med en liten nagg vid övre framfals och med några små skrynlor vid pärmhörnen. Ryggändar och pärmhörn lätt tilltryckta. Dedikationen på främre försättsblad har avsatt några mindre bläckfläckar på motstående främre innerpärm samt främre omslagsflik. Fin inlaga. Första norska utgåvan. Dedikation: "Till Kristina -- min älskade -- från förf." [To Kristina ? my beloved ? from the author?]. Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973), Swedish journalist, social critic, and one of Sweden?s foremost authors of the 20th century. He was born in Algutsboda in the province of Småland, where his father served as a soldier. Moberg worked in his youth with farming and forestry. After a few years of schooling, he worked as a journalist at different provincial newspapers, in which he also published his first short stories. His breakthrough as an author came in 1927 with the novel ?Raskens. The Story of a Soldier?s Family?, where he depicts the life of the tenant farmers in 19th century Småland. His foremost work, which has been widely translated and is considered one of the finest epic works in Swedish 20th century literature, is ?The Emigrant Novels? (1949-1959). In this tetralogy he describes the Swedish emigration to North America through the story of the farmer Karl Oskar Nilsson and his wife Kristina. Moberg was politically engaged and always fought for individual rights, and for the abolition of the monarchy and the State Church of Sweden. He intervened in affairs of corrupt legal practice and published the bestselling book ?Why I am a Republican? (1955). His political views were inspired by his visits to USA and by the Swiss constitution. Moberg had a love affair with a woman named Kristina, whose name he used for the main character Kristina from Duvemåla of ?The Emigrant Novels? This love affair has remained unknown for over half a century, until a collection of his novels, all inscribed by Moberg to Kristina [Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005)], appeared on the market. Judging from the tone in the inscriptions, the relation between Moberg and Kristina was initially intimate and loving, and gradually devolving into affection. In the early inscriptions from the 1940s Moberg writes, for instance: ?To Kristina, my confidant and beloved!?, and in the play ?Chastity? he writes: ?Vilhelm Moberg?s chastity ? what is left of it is hereby dedicated to Kristina? The later in-scriptions from the 1960s contain phrases like: ?with a devout greeting? and ?from her affectionate Vilhelm? In the copy of ?The Emigrants? (?Utvandrarna?, 1949) Moberg writes: ?To Kristina, my be loved, who has lent her name to the female main character in this book, with gratitude and love from The Author.? In the last inscription, in the pocket edition of ?The Emigrant Novels? from 1969, he returns to the fact that she has given her name to Kristina from Duvemåla, which shows that the thought of her had occupied his mind during all these years, and it is also a sign of her probable influence on his writing from 1945 onwards. What further strengthens this opinion is the copy of ?Our Unborn Son?, a play from 1945, which deals with the issue of abortion. This is the only one of these books that has been bestowed with a fine leather binding, with a pocket at end of the volume where Kristina has collected newspaper cuttings on the book and its author, suggesting that the theme of this novel was essential to her. The book was translated into Danish in 1947, and in the collection there is a copy of the Danish edition which has been inscribed to Kristina by the translator thus: ?? This book, which is partly about you?? [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Animal Farm

      London: Secker & Warburg 1945. recently bound in a lovely full dark green morocco with gilt lettering and lines. Top edge gilt, nice clean copy. . Near Fine. Full Morocco. First Edition. 1945. 8vo..

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        The Pursuit of Love

      Hamish Hamilton, 1945, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, 1st Editionthe jacket is a colour facsimile of the true first issue jacket. the jacket that the copy was taken from is rather worn and marked. the book has no inscriptions and is well bound. the boards are shelf rubbed and lightly marked. the binding is excellent Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 15fg.

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        PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF IMAGES TAKEN AND PRESERVED BY A ROYAL-NAVY SEAMAN, INCLUDING THE WAR-ENDING SURRENDER OF THE JAPANESE SOUTHEASTERN ARMY AT RABAUL ABOARD HMS "GLORY," ON 6 SEPTEMBER 1945.; Also present in the album are views of Australia and New Zealand.é

      1945. Original photograph album. Original Cloth. Very Good. Contains 96 photographs (3.25"x2.25" to 9.5" x 7.5" in size), including some silver-gelatin prints. taken by William George Narroway, a British Marine. The photos are mounted with corners onto gray cardstock leaves, and some are captioned. Laid in is Narroway's 4pp-folio service record, printed on linen and accomplished by hand. Housed in an oblong folio, string-tied album of black cloth over padded boards, stamped "Photographs" on the cover. 9.75" x 15" Light wear to spine ends; several photographs are creased. The 96 photographs comprise: eleven (11) of the Japanese Surrender to Australian forces at Rabaul, and subsequent victory celebrations as witnessed by a British Royal Marine, William George Narroway; four (4) photographs of the signing of the Japanese Surrender document on the flight deck of HMS Glory; a slick-paper, conemporary copy of the Instrument of Surrender; three (3) snapshots of the Victory Day march in Melbourne; several large photographs taken aboard ship, showing a marine fighting party pointing guns to the sky, rows of aircraft on deck, military trucks being loaded, and the burials-at-sea of a Glory crew member as well as a POW. HMS Glory is seen from a distance in Auckland Harbour as well as in Sydney Harbour, at Gibraltar and other ports, and in open waters. In Australia, Narroway collected a series of 16 professional photographs of the Jenolan limestone caves, one of HMS Nelson, and nine (9) views of Melbourne, including an aerial view of the city, Bondi Beach, etc. Also present are seven (7) professional views of New Zealand. Narroway took a few snapshots in Hong Kong, followed by photographs of the Victory Parade in London on 8 June 1946. The album concludes with seven (7) personal photographs and a chart of the voyage of HMS Glory. ~~ Narroway was born on 29 May 1922 at Watford, Hertfordshire. He worked as a machine moulder before he enlisted in the Royal Navy on 4 August 1943. Prior to his service on HMS Glory, Narroway served on HMS Raleigh, HMS Drake, HMS Malaya, and HMS Caroline. Upon discharge on 7 November 1946, he was rated an Able Seaman.

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        Stuart Little

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

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        De corporis humani structura et usu libri III. (Basel), Froben, 1583. 4 Bll., 197 S., 2 Bll., 51 num. Bll. mit 50 ganzseitigen Kupfern, 1 ganzseitigen Holzschnitt-Druckermarke und 2 Titeldruckermarken. Mod. Pp. (leicht fleckig).

      . . Zweiter Druck der ersten Ausgabe, selten. - Hirsch-H. IV, 585. VD 16, P3352. Waller I, 332. DSB XI, 33. Choulant/Frank, History and bibliography of anatomic illustration (1945) S. 216. - Platter is known today for his medical activity and his works on human pathology, especially De corporis humana structura, which made him famous. He was a faithful disciple of Eustachi, Falloppio, and above all, of Vesalius, from whose De humani corporis fabrica much of his own writing on anatomy was derived. From his books and especially from his public autopsies, which he performed in Basel, he soon acquired a reputation as an important anatomist. (DSB). - ... The third book had a seperate title: Liber tertius, coporis humani partium per icones delineatarum explicatio ... and contains fifty etched copperplates, with a page text for each. The engravings are drawn in a free and spirited manner. The bones and the muscles are the best after the manner of the contemporaneous Swiss painters, Christoph Maurer and Tobias Stimmer. The etching was done perhaps by Abel Stimmer. In the book itself no suggestion as to the artist is made, no can we find anything about the artist in the author's autobiography published by Fechter. The illustrations are chiefly after Vesalius. One plate is after Coiter, but none of Valverde's figures have been copied, inasmuch as the plate of the cutaneous veins, which shows at least some resemblance to one of Valverd's plates, represents the body in a different position. Haller thinks that some of the figures are the result of Plater's personal investigations. (Choulant/Frank). - Der erste Druck der ersten Auflage erschien von 1581 - 1583. (Das dritte Buch erschien mit einem 1581 datierten Titelblatt das beim vorliegenden zweiten Druck gegen ein mit 1583 datiertes Titelblatt ausgetauscht wurde). Vereinzelt tauchen Exemplare mit einem Porträt Platters auf (ist aber keiner Bibliographie bekannt, ebenso kennen die meisten Bibliographien nur den vorliegenden 2. Druck der ersten Auflage). - Titel und Bl. 48 bis 50 von Teil 3 mit kleinen Wurmgängen (ohne Text- bzw. Bildverlust), das erste ganzseitige Kupfer knapp beschnitten. Titel und Widmungsbl. mit gelöschtem Stempel. Sonst etw. gebräunt bzw. etw. fleckig.

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        Na Jehlach Techto Dni. [On the Needles of These Days.]

      Prague: Fr. Borovy v Praze,, 1945. Octavo. Original pictorial wrappers, titles to spine in black and to front wrapper in red and black. With the glassine jacket. 28 heliogravures. Spine lightly toned, slight abrasion to front free endpaper; an exceptional copy. First trade edition, first printing of the classic photobook, containing 28 heliogravures with accompanying prose by Czech poet Jindrich Heisler. It was preceded by the 1941 clandestine self-published edition with original tipped-in silver gelatin prints. Scarce in the glassine jacket.

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        The Rescue: A Melodrama For Broadcasting Based On Homer's Odyssey

      London: Secker & Warburg 1945. 96 pp. No. 239 of an edition limited to 850 copies. INSCRIBED by the artist Henry Moore to the art dealer J. P. Cochrane and dated 24 March 1948. Blue cloth in dw. Top edge gilt. Printed on handmade paper. With six plates, four in colour, by Henry Moore. A play written in collaboration with Benjamin Britten. Dw slightly marked with slight wear to spine ends. . Near Fine. Cloth. First Edition. 1945. 8vo..

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        Un anno sull'altipiano

      EINAUDI, 1945. 1945 prima edizione, 12mo 217pp - Brossura - Stato libro: MOLTO BUONO lievi rossure al piatto anteriore, lievi sgualciture, firma alla prima bianca, pagine brunite, menda al piatto posteriore catalogo Narrativa italiana - Italian Fiction . collana SAGGI 59.

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        Rose Lourdin. Gravures originales de Maurice Barraud

      H. L. Mermod, Lausanne 1945 - Ouvrage de 48 pages, non reliées, non rognées et comprenant 7 gravures originales de Maurice Barraud, avec monogramme dans chaque composition, en hors-texte. Ce présent ouvrage, édité par H. L. Mermod, à Lausanne, a été achevé d'imprimer, sur les presses d'Albert Kündig, à Genève, le 30 juin 1945. Il a été tiré : 20 exemplaires sur Guarro Molivell, à la main, avec une suite des gravures signées sur chine, exemplaires numérotés de I à XX, ainsi que 100 exemplaires numérotés de 1 à 100. Les cuivres ont été barrés après le tirage. Notre exemplaire porte le numéro V, avec, dessous, l'initiale « M » apposée par Henry-Louis Mermod, écrits à la main et en rouge. C'est donc un des vingt exemplaires offrant une répétition des 7 gravures, toutes signées en dessous par Maurice Barraud (1889-1954). Couverture illustrée sur le 1er plat, rempliée. L'illustration de la couverture est répétée sur le frontispice, elle représente une main pointant vers le bas et tenant délicatement une rose. Composition en rouge. Rhodoïd translucide de protection. Etat : Très bon, avec quelques menus effets de l'ancienneté. Traces de papier collant sur les feuilles vierges solidaires de la couverture. 29 x 23.5 x 1 cm 285g. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Untitled I

      Johannesburg 1945 - Jabulani Ntuli (1898-1988) was a South African self taught artist, who sought to depict his surroundings and Zulu life. This piece is from his early career, when he was working as a gardener and domestic worker. With mountains in the background, Ntuli depicts a circular settlement of huts and a crowd of warriors. Small chip and tear at lower right corner. Pencil drawing with watercolor. Image measures 11" x 15".

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        Autograph letter signed

      Las Vegas, Nevada, 1945. Six pages on three sheets of unlined paper (measuring 8 by 10-1/2 inches), neat cursive on recto and verso, bound with single staple at upper corner. Text fresh and bright, faint creases at foldlines. ?'I DID NOT INVENT LOVE. IT WAS HERE WHEN I GOT HERE?": ORIGINAL SIX-PAGE 1945 AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY GUTHRIE, WRITTEN TO INTIMATE FRIEND AND CORRESPONDENT CHARLOTTE STRAUSS. Original signed autograph letter, this six-page letter, entirely in Woody GuthrieÕs hand, signed by him and dated ?'12-21-45,?" was written from an isolated Nevada army base to longtime correspondent Charlotte Strauss, a young woman whose spirit ?'so alive and warm, so young and in naked lifeÉ made me feel a very deep love for you.?" Within weeks of this letter Guthrie had received his army discharge and was reunited with his wife Marjorie in New York. As Woody Guthrie faced each day on an isolated Nevada army base awaiting news of his discharge, visits to the camp post office offered some relief from army tedium and troubling bouts of confused thought that increasingly left him unnerved?'possibly early symptoms of the HuntingtonÕs chorea that ultimately ended his life. In this moving letter to one of his closest correspondents during that time, Charlotte Strauss, Guthrie refers to a previous letter?'his ?'Molasses Issue?"?'and confesses to deep anxiety about her response to that letterÕs news of his recent marriage. He confesses to fears of losing touch with this young woman ?'so in love with naked beauty, so alive and warm, so young, in naked life. You see, Charlotte, I have always loved love.?" Guthrie speaks gratefully of ?'what you have done for me, CharlotteÉ You made me recall my trips all back through my self, my people, all my funny ins and outs, my ups and downs. You have made me feel a very deep love for you, not as you fear, a blaze that flares up in me and then dies down low againÉ I did not invent love. It was here when I got here.?" Within weeks Guthrie was back home after his discharge, reunited with his wife Marjorie, but his correspondence with Strauss would continue. GuthrieÕs letter reads: ?'Page One Again [small lines sketched at each side] LVAAF 12-21-45 They called us into the Orderly Room last night and told us to watch the shipping board. Said a big list of names are about to come out. Said we might be on it. Said they hoped so anyhow. They said to be sure and drop around the office nice and early in the morning. They said if our name is not on the go home list, well, itÕs better luck next time. All of us have walked through this office several times. We had heard all of this before, but it never sounded so sure and so hot this time. We had read long sheets of names, read them down again, had not seen the sound of our name. We had gone a little blind and overlooked the list there a few inches away, tacked onto the same board, ?"Following EM report in mass for a detail to dutyÕ as mess hall workers, fire guards, prisoner chasers, area policers, butt can carriers, rakers and hoers, paper spearers, dust sweepers, rag slingers, mop washers, and as every earthly title and name except home goers. And so we walked out the door, went to movies, library, pool rooms, gyms, game rooms, out the gate to hit a date, down the line to ease the mind, or just off into the dark. We had come back this morning. They looked at us across the desks and said that the message carrier had not got down yet with the list. I met the Top Sarg over a coffee in the PX and he told me to be ready to rack and pack, to clear the Field, get my urinalisis [sic], library clear card, supply, laundry and all sorts of clearance signatures around at a dozen or two dozen offices. I told him that I had already got all of my signatures. He said he thought that my name was a cinch to be on the list. So you can see me pacing the gravel, waiting for the main office to send the list around. Two [page number] 12-21-Õ45 LVAAF I thought I would cook up some of my extra lard by walking up to the post office. It was a few minutes after ten. I met a young soldier coming my way reading some letters, asked him if the mail was worth going after this morning. He grinned and said, yes. And so I walked on up and stood my turn in a line as long as your wildest thought. Then when I took a look I saw that this big long line lead up to the stamp window, that my letter window only had one fellow in it. He was fishing out his change of address card. I asked the clerk in as polite a way if he could settle my worries as to whether or not the dayÕs mail could possibly have an envelope or so addressed to me. I called my name as plain as my strength would allow and he took a sad look over at me like he thought I was one of those men just born on earth with not enough vocal cords to get by on. Then he handed me your letter which was the only one for anybody by name of me, the same, I mean, like mine. I had it opened and was reading it on my way out and cot cursed out in a good many dialects. I bumped into honest people with Christmas bundles, and into the ones that did not get any, and walked around to several of the windows just by moving my feet along in the currents which I had hoped would wash me to the door. I finally got out, never knew how, but started your letter all over again outside in the lights of the day. You say you got 4 pages from me dated on the Tenth of December. Well by now you ought to have the 18 page one I issued to you on the 16 or 18 of December. I refer to this one, the 18 page number, as the ?"Molasses IssueÕ because you had said that you were more or less fond of molasses. I believe you used the term, ?"straightÕ. Three [page number] 12-21-Õ45 LVAAF This is why I took a good long deep breath and held it in before I really recommenced your letter. You see, I got mixed up somewhere, and was thinking that this would be your answer to the molasses one. And then when I saw you kicking your feet in your snow and reading a four pager on early Monday morning, I let my breath out again because I knew that no four pager could arouse enough fire from you for me to feel nervous about. You did say that the joy busted through you with a kind of a pain. I suppose you have just about caught my feelings here, and lots of other people. You know, it is this funny way it seems youÕve got to feel before your lines take on the drum beats of poems. These feelings give your words the swing and the sway, the hurt limp, the crawl and the jump, the slow walk that shows you your clearest feelings. And when you set down your own you are setting down a record and a history of mine, everybodyÕs. It is because you can write from almost an equal move of pain and joy that I feel so much like answering you with any old stick I can smoke up and char, any old rythmÕ [sic], any old story, or any subject. Lots of folks have jarred a couple of these kinds of letters out of me before, but you, I want you to know, are one out of several thousand. You make [me] feel like you understand these grounds around here, these deepest, maybe highest, emotions. Most of my letters are heavy on politics, theories of a lot of sorts, business of all kinds, but it feels very nice to get letters so in love with naked poetry, so in love with naked beauty, so alive and warm, so young, in naked life. You see, Charlotte, I have always loved love, no matter is a scientist is in love with his rocks, a drive in love with his truck, a woman Four [page number] 12-21-45 LVAAF in love with her family, a man in love with his dog, a kid his skates, or two people in love and know no reason why, a smoker in love with his pipe or cigarette, a girl in love with the leaves along her street, a soldier in love with a place he has never seen, two writers in love with old or new books, or you in love with your puzzle and me in love with my visions so wild, anybody anywhere in love with anything for any reason. It is this fresh exercise of love that keeps me and you new, and the only dead people or animals or bugs are the ones that see nothing to love. The business of how to control or regulate love I try to manage so as not to let any blind love cause me to lose time, but at the same time, when I do find some person like you, to spill my love out all around, it is my love for the works of people, their gifts and talents, and their inventions, their plans. I love my hills because the love of woman will cause me to run there, dig out ores, plastics, chemicals, make me haul and freight and carry, blast my furnaces and smoke up my stacks. Turn all of my wheels and springs and triggers, turn out the clothes, eats, paints, houses, books to tell all that can listen or read who she was that sparked my spark and how she fired my fires. Your poems or books, your novels, articles, will cause people to see your secret place so plain, so close, so true, so naked, theyÕll see their own feelings in you, and this will cause more wheels to turn, more stacks to smoke, more doors to open, more work, more homes to be made newer, cleaner and fresher. You must love in your own poetic particular way to exercise your talent the same as us who pull the cotton balls and sing, us that pick your little red berry, us that think and feel like you. The feeling is the goods on your shelf, and you must be able to know of each. Five [page number] 12-21-45 LVAAF You have got to be as brave and pay as deep, stoop and bend, lift your load of emotions, and carry your weight in worries and cares, your bucket full of doubt, your wagon of wondering, your sacks and racks of the hurts and the half hurts as any other worker that worries past your door. You must live and tell all who ask you how you did live, what you felt, the conflicts you fought against, the personal experiences you won out over. DonÕt take too long as layover in any other depot except your own. Hear your own hurts, ask your own question, listen to your own self tell its own answer. You are one that will always feel half way lost and you will always be trying to find your self. Really the job is impossible. It never gets done. No deep thinker would dare to yell or to say, or breathe too loud that he had found his own self. The closest to it you will come is to hear your own children. You stir up questions in your valley there a whole lot faster than your sky can settle them, so do I, every person does. But your job is to take your pen in hand and tell how your own universes look, feel, sound, smell, taste, to you. Your objects will run from atoms to Milky Ways, from shoe leather to the various blisses of human kisses, from any neighborhood meeting, story, party, your friends and your enemies and how they felt when they done as they done. You are cutting yourself out a hard horse to handle, but the best horse in the pastime when you get him to know you. And you will never climb one inch higher Charlotte till you believe in all of the other people, ?"That they do understand all that is in you when you give them a chanceÕ. Six [page number] 12-21-45 LVAAF You will say you feel in you a kind of a bitterness toward people enmasse, what you really feel is your most silly fear, the fear that they are one drop different from you. Sure, they act so, talk so, but just express your most complete vision to them, let them see you and hear you, and you will forever know that every human heart that beats was born and made and moulded and shaped to dwell on your highest plane, and it is our cheap profit worshippers that fail to teach all that all feel all alike, past creed, past color, past looks, past money, past power, on up past fear, on out over greed. We are held in this cheap talk darkness because it is the best we know. We have not had little twenty three year old Charlotte Strausses to stir up and bat down the cheap, the foney [sic], the shabby, and to command to ask, to show us how to meet and how to dwell on her upper grounds. This is what you have done for me, Charlotte. You have helped to prove to me that somewhere there is the radio and the television station called by your name. You made me recall my trips all back through my self, my people, all my funny ins and outs, my ups and my downs. You have made me feel a very deep love for you, not as you fear, a blaze that flares up in me and then dies down low again. I had to answer, had to hear, had to offer you all of this love, had to tell you to take all you need, and to return all you take. I had no sayso in the matter. The love across my desert says these words to all of your snows. Give. Take. I did not invent love. It was here when I got here. Woody.?" A highly desirable letter in about-fine condition.

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        Je suis un prisonnier: Lettre authographe du Général Juin

      La Nouvelle Edition ND (ca 1945), Paris - Quarto. [2], 54, [3] loose leaves, as issued. Original half red cloth over decorative paper covered boards portfolio, with illustration pasted on front cover. Illustrated title page. Remarkable collection of 54 humorous cartoons by Georges Raynaud, a French prisoner of war, depicting scenes of his daily life in a German camp. The illustrated title page is listed as a plate in the Index pages. Includes in this work: a facsimile handwritten letter of General Juin to the author, a dedication page by Henri Rol-Tanguy, a leader of the French Resistance, two Index leaves, and the colophon. Covers sunned and slightly stained. Text and captions in French. Portfolio in overall good- to good, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Proclamation

      Washington, D.C. May 8, 1945. Large three-colored broadside of Harry Truman's Proclamation declaring the surrender of Germany. Signed in ink by Harry Truman. Also included at the lower left is the original 1945 Christmas card from the President and Mrs. Truman and at lower right, the original red, white and blue ribbon. These were presented by the President as gifts for friends. Uncommon, especially with the original Christmas card and ribbon. Framed.On the day before Hitler's suicide, all German troops in Italy laid down their arms. On May 4th, German forces in Holland, Denmark and northwest Germany surrendered to British Field Marshall Montgomery. On the 6th, Donitz authorized General Alfred Jodl to 'conclude an armistice agreement' with General Eisenhower. The Germans wanted a separate peace with the allied troops in the West in order to continue their battle with the Russians in the East. Eisenhower would have none of it. He ordered the Germans to surrender unconditionally the next day. The Germans acquiesced, signing the surrender document on May 7th… The cessation of fighting took effect at 11:01 P.M. on May 8th" (Georges Blond).

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        Autograph letter signed

      Scott Field, Illinois, 1945. Six pages on three sheets of lined paper (measuring 8 by 10-1/2 inches), neat cursive on recto and verso, bound with single staple at upper corner. Text fresh and clean, faint creases at foldlines. ?YOUR LETTER ABOUT MY BOOK (BOUND FOR GLORY) GOT DOWN HERE TODAY? YOU HAVE TAKEN ME BACK OVER MY OLD TRACKS?: IMPORTANT 1945 AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY GUTHRIE, THE FIRST IN HIS LONG AND OFTEN INTIMATE CORRESPONDENCE WITH CHARLOTTE STRAUSS, DISCUSSING BOUND FOR GLORY. Original signed autograph letter, this six-page letter written entirely in Woody Guthrie?s penciled cursive, twice signed by him and dated October 29th, 1945, is the first in his largely unpublicized and deeply meaningful correspondence with a woman named Charlotte Strauss. Here Guthrie talks of the 1200-page manuscript for Bound for Glory that was ?cut down to four hundred and forty eight pages,? and slyly confesses that ?I like to hear people talk about me and my works.? In 1946 Woody Guthrie was drafted into the army and was soon sent to Scott Field in Illinois where he often suffered deep loneliness offset only by writing extraordinarily rich and complex letters to his future wife Marjorie and, as he would later confess, ?love letters to other women? (Klein, 316). Among these was a long, passionate and largely unpublished correspondence with this letter?s recipient Charlotte Strauss. In this October letter, his first to Strauss, Guthrie tells her that ?your letter about my book (Bound for Glory) got down here today. Marjorie read it [the letter] at home and then mailed it on? Your letter gets me to feel just like my book made you feel? You have taken me back over my old tracks again and showed me twelve thousand more stories and places to write about? You won?t feel bad if I tell you plain that I like to hear people talk about me and my works.? Guthrie talks of submitting a 1200-page manuscript to his Bound for Glory publisher, which ?they cut down to four hundred and forty eight pages,? and asks for ?permission to publish all or any part of your letter??a request she seems to have resisted in their continuing and intimate correspondence. Guthrie?s letter reads as follows: ?Scott Field, Illinois, October 29th, 1945. Dear Charlotte Strauss, Your letter about my book ?(Bound for Glory)? got down here today. Marjorie read it at home and then mailed it on. I don?t know exactly where to start nor how. But have got to start somewhere. Your letter gets me to feel just like my book made you feel. You turned your whole self so free in your letter that you gave me that same old feeling I had as I took every one of the steps in the book. I sent E.P. Dutton, the Publisher, twelve hundred pages, over thirty chapters and they cut it all down to four hundred and forty eight pages. You have taken me back over my old tracks again and showed me twelve thousand more stories and places to write about. You pointed to things I thought were done and gone. You came pretty close to making me think of myself in bigger words than usual. You made me remember, reconsider and recall. You won?t feel bad if I tell you plain that I like to hear people talk about me and my works, I won?t hide the fact. You may have expected that I would brush light and walk easy across your pages, but I found myself walking slow and running deep. Two [page number] A letter like yours is a thing to hold in your eyesight and to feel good about, and it is because the Bowery flops and Skid Rows are full of such letters as yours, in word, in actions, down under and seldom seen, that causes me to hold some kind of a borderline stake claim not only where my feet took me but all along yonder where you settled yours. And your home grounds there see all of the ones that I moved over and across. You did your job in good shape. You saw. You saw because you heard. You heard because you smelled and tasted and listened to all of the feet walking by. You traveled in your way, the same as I did in mine. You must have had the desire for the gift of seeing. You may have traveled in body a good deal, or not much at all, this fades out, and your sight travels on. And your letter keeps traveling. You own that talent by which you make anybody?s world your own, and everybody?s life your life, this is the gift of insight and is not my property nor yours but sort of like the weather that blows over both places. It is a real good thing to get and to set down and read a letter where the writer is trying to use at least 90% of his or her strength in the words. This is what you have done. You used all of your energy. And I would walk considerable distance any day to look at any human using all of this energy at any job. Three [page number] I don?t know what to say to you. When I commenced to write I didn?t know what words to set down. But you will look at what you see here and you will fill in the dry mesas with the seeds of your own irrigating. You will know that I here return to you some kind of a fair swap of thoughts. Our thoughts are a lot like the workers all over the world fighting for a cleaner town and a closer Union. Or like the sun of this good Indian Summer all up and down the things that take root to grow anywhere up and down the banks of this big Mississippi River. I see the waters run and the towns of shacks and bricks float past me, and I wish for the day when IÕll get my discharge from the army. You say on page two, about kids, etc., ÔBefore maturity has had a chance to suppress these pure bright flamesÕ. But I never did believe that maturity does surpress [sic] those flames, except by mental circuses and tricks of your imagination, that is, to follow the dull or dim fields of your imagining. Lots of folks do this, but ÔmaturityÕ is the one and same flame as your childhood. Also would doubt this sentence, p. 4., Ôfor W.G. had the sanest, most sensible faculty for rationalization ever bequeathed to manÕ. You ought to have put it: ÔW.G. was still able to walk on both feet at same timeÕ. 4 [page number circled] It is funny, but you give me the feeling that you did not write this letter for W.G. only, as you tell me. You wrote it for the good and welfare of some person very near to you there, nearer at heart. Partly because of the fact that you feel this person to be in some funny, sad and curious part of life that you hate and fear. You hoped as you wrote this letter that this one person (or more) could see what you were driving at and soak up some of your good thoughts from reading (or by being spoken to in the same vein of) your letter. On your sixth page you say, ÔIt would remain forever glowing in your heart, just as the life of W.G. flames above the glimmer of we trivial mortalsÕ. I, for one, just canÕt suck this sentence in. No mortal is trivial. I never had a flame to jump up above anybody. If I did I would just play up a good rain song to smoke the flame down to everybodyÕs size. Besides it just isnÕt right to try to cause any one person to form the superstition that his light outshines everybody elses [sic]. There are thousands of shinier ones right there in your town of Bristol. It is this super flame notion that ÔBound For GloryÕ fights to kill. And for your letter so long this is about all that I picked out as excess. I got what you mentally meant here in these praises, but this was where got to praising so fast that you couldnÕt stop. These few patches never could be printed because I have already written Ôno goÕ on the margin and signed it W.G. But I would like to have your written permission to publish all or any part of your letter. 5 [page number circled] I hope that you are not thinking that I got the least bit cute or smart alecky in writing down the sentences, Charlotte, the ones I would have to leave out of my own mind and out of any published script. I hope you feel that I am right in taking note of these lines, and would like for you to tell me when you write, that you agree that said sentences ought to be marked out with an old pencil. Give my best wishes to everybody that you see. And to your self. Your friend. Pvt. W. Woody Guthrie. A. & N. 42234634, 3505th A.A.F.B.U., Squadron ÔLÓ Scott Field, Illinois. October 29th, 1945.[continuing on the verso] If me and my guitar are ever in your town we will look for your door. Woody Guthrie.Ó A highly desirable letter in about-fine condition.

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