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      GERMANY: UNIQUE, 1945. Book. Good. Hardcover. TITLE: UNIQUE WORLD WAR II ALBUM WITH MANY PHOTOS OF THE WAR w/many MP Pictures present AUTHOR: SOLDIERS' PICTURE BOOK PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: The book itself appears to have been made in Sovvenia of Germany and there is a Marburg/Lahn under the opening page, the rest of the book is filled in with pictures from the American soldiers during war, work, leisure, vacation, etc. The album itself looks as though it may be much older than World War II. EDITION: First Edition original album CATEGORY: War, Photographs BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Brown Beige CONDITION: The outside is still in good condition with the spiral rope still being complete with the edge knot a little unknotted. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 13 x 10 (approximately) PAGES: pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: THE ALBUM ITSELF CONTAINS A NICE DEOCRATIVE CUTOUT OF SUNFLOWERS THAT APPEAR TO BE SIGNED AT THE FRONT COVER OF THE BOOK (the sunflower itself may be worth money)!! THERE ARE TWO MAROON PRINT HOLDERS WITH PHOTOS OF SOLDIERS THAT WERE TAKEN AT 23 CLUB OAKLAND'S BRIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SPOT - DANCING DINING COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 2260 SAN PABLO. THERE ARE ABOUT 18 PAGES FULL OF PHOTOS WITH SOME BEING LARGE SIZED PHOTOS OF MPs. ONLY ABOUT 3 OR 4 PAGES ARE BLANK. The book has photos of plane crash investigation, photos of MPs (throughout), photo of victim laying in morgue, photos of 528th MPs, photos of snow scenes (possibly in Germany), photos of soldiers on trip, photo of ship, photo of baseball team, photos of soldiers in full uniform (official), more trip photos, photos of soldiers with ladies (on lake or beach), more photos of trips with girls present, photo of soldier in a bra worn over uniform, many photos of MPs at work, photos of soldiers on trip to Swisland, photo of MPs at Bad Neruheam, plus many more photos of trip, photos of family, photos of girls from the states, photos of sexy girls, photos of soldiers on leave with girls, larger sized photos of MPs at the back of book on the last few pages. A REALLY NICE MEMORABLE BOOK THAT CONTAINS MANY POLAROID LIKE PHOTOS THROUGHOUT!!!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 600 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 006503 .

      [Bookseller: FairView Books]
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        A Lion Is in the Streets

      (New York): McGraw-Hill. (1945). First. First edition. Faint crease to the edges of a couple of pages, still fine in fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with a tiny nick at the corner of the crown. Signed by the author. Laid in is an approximately 5" x 7" black and white photo of James Cagney, Signed by the actor in light green ink. Cagney starred in the 1953 Raoul Walsh film, about a clever and ruthless Southern politician, based in part on Huey Long (Langley's book preceded Warren's All the King's Men, but the latter was filmed first). Cagney's whole family was involved in this film: one brother was the producer, another was the story editor, and his sister had an important supporting role (indeed her character shoots Cagney's character). A very scarce wartime book, seldom found in this condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Brideshead Revisited

      Chapman & Hall, London 1945 - Green covers with boots library sticker on front. Titles to spine which shows some shelf wear.304pp. No foxing No marks or inscriptions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Folded Leaf

      New York: Harper and Brothers. 1945. First. First edition. Very near fine in a very good or better dustwrapper with a tiny nick at the foot, and a couple of small tears. The author's third book, a cheaply produced wartime novel. This copy Inscribed: "June, 1979. Douglas Martin from William Maxwell. 'Mother this is Lymie Peters,' Spud said. p.73." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Tihuanacu: La Cuna del Hombre Americano Tomo I-II / The Cradle of American Man Volume I-II

      J.J. Augustin, New York, 1945, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good; 9.5 x 12 Hardback in Good condition. Ex-library with minimal marks.Illustrated by Many color and black and white plates; Extensive studies of an early and historic site in Bolivia on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Two volumes in one. Spanish/English text.; 6.5; 246 pp.

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        Blonde Nude Standing with Red Scarf

      (1945). Original oil painting. Oil paint on cardboard, image size 8 by 13 1/2 inches, matted in board frame, 16 by 20 inches. Study of standing female nude with blonde hair, holding a red scarf. Dated "3-4-45" on verso. LPC #346. Lopez #1137. Fine condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        So Well Remembered

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1945. First. First edition, preceding the English edition by two years. Fine in a slightly spine-toned, near fine dustwrapper. Signed by James Hilton. Basis for the 1947 film directed by Edward Dmytryk, narrated by Hilton, and featuring John Mills, Martha Scott, and Trevor Howard. A superior copy of the true first edition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      - Sans lieu , Sans nom ( COURBOULEIX ) , Sans date ( vers 1945 ) ) . Un volume in-4 en feuilles de 39 pages de texte manuscrit gravé , orné de 15 eaux fortes hors-texte de Léon COURBOULEIX , et tiré à la presse à bras par lui- meme . Un travail de bénédictin dont il est coutumier . Tirage à 95 exemplaires . UN DES 35 EXEMPLAIRES SUR PAPIER D ' ARCHES ( N° 19 ) avec : UN DESSIN ORIGINAL AU CRAYON signé , UNE SUITE des 15 illustrations en noir , UNE SUITE des 15 illustrations en sanguine . 25 x 33 cm . Couverture rempliée au premier plat entierement illustré , chemise rigide et emboitage . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LA FRANCE GALANTE]
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        St. Vedast / from Gutter Lane / 31-5-45 / Drawn in a devil of a wind": Original pencil rendering of this blitzed London church and surrounding buildings, including St. Paul's in the background, captioned and dated

      London, 1945 - The name (in another hand) "H.A. Trier" printed in lower right corner. A very fine on-the-spot rendering of this London church 13-1/2 x 10 inches. .

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Naked City

      New York: Essential Books, 1945. First. hardcover. very good(-). Weegee. Illustrated with hundreds of finely printed photo-gravures by the Polish-born news photographer Arthur Felig who was called "Ouija" by New York City cops for his amazing ability to get to crime scenes before the police. 8vo. Rough textured gray-green cloth (water-stained and rubbed; internally very good). New York: Essential Books, 1945. First edition. Inscribed in green ink on the title page: "To Tom Rametta The future Weegee on VJ Day." Weegee drew an arrow from the word 'future' to his printed name on the page.

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      New York: J.J. Augustin. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, AN OUTSTANDING COPY IN THE SCARCE ORIGINAL SLIPCASE, of Brodovitch's masterpiece. "Although known primarily as a mentor and patron of photographers, due in large part to his position as art director and graphic designer at Harper's Bazaar, Alexey Brodovitch also made a legendary photobook of his own. Ballet, published in 1945 by J J Augustin in New York, has become a photobook legend for two reasons. Firstly, only a few hundred copies were printed, so the book is more talked about than actually seen. Secondly, the volume was extremely radical, both in terms of the images themselves and their incorporation into the design and layout... "The 104 pictures in Ballet had been taken by Brodovitch between 1935 and 1937. He photographed ballet companies visiting New York, including the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, with whom he worked in Paris in the 1920s. Brodovitch shot the photographs with a 35 mm Contax camera, during both rehearsals and performances, by available light, hand-held, and using shutter speeds as slow as a fifth of a second or more. This resulted in blurred images of the moving dancers and in high-contrast, grainy negatives exhibiting burnt-out areas of flare from the stage lighting. These pictures totally violated the accepted conventions of good photographic technique, which demanded a sharp rendition of the subject and a wide, smooth tonal scale. Far from trying to mitigate these shortcomings, Brodovitch deliberately exaggerated them. He printed on high-contrast paper, bleached areas with the chemical ferricyanide to create more contrast, and enlarged tiny portions of the negative to increase grain - familiar strategies in the 1950s and 60s, but not in the 1940s. "Brodovitch's layout was as radical as his pictures. He divided the book into eleven segments, each corresponding to a ballet. Every section was laid out in a continuous strip, each image bled across its own page, so that a double-page spread can often be read as a single panorama, and the whole section like a strip of movie film. This gives the book a vibrancy and a fluidity that perfectly captures the motion of the dance... Ballet is one of the most successful attempts at suggesting motion in photography, and certainly one of the most cinematic and dynamic photobooks ever published" (Parr/Badger, Vol 1; 240-1). Roth 101. New York: J J Augustin, 1945. Text by Edwin Denby. 104 black and white photographs. Oblong folio (8 3/4 x 11 x 1/4 in), original boards, original French fold dust jacket; original slipcase. Housed in custom half-leather box. Slipcase with section missing from spine (label fully intact); book and dust jacket in exceptionally fine condition with only a hint of fraying to dust jacket corners. A beautiful and remarkable copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Poèmes érotiques inédits. Avec douze lithographies hors texte. Préface de G. H. [Georges HUGNET].

      Voir nos visuels, Edition originale, Tirage à 190 ex., celui-ci sur vélin du Marais (n°98), Paris [Nice], sn [A. Bottin & R. Bonnel], 131p, 1945. Texte de Louys en fac-simile et en couleur, 12 lithographies libres en pleine page de Belotti. In-4 en feuilles, couv. impr. illustrée, sous papier cristal, intérieur très propre, léger jaunissement en marque. Très bel et rare ex. Envoi soigné.(F19) D'autres Louys en stock.

      [Bookseller: Libri Relives]
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        Holy Disorders

      London, Victor Gollancz, Ltd.,, 1945. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine lettering a little dull but an unusually nice copy in the rather tanned dust jacket. First Edition, First Impression. The author's second novel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Paintings in Oil

      The Shepherd Press, Sydney 1945 - Quarto [33 cm] Decorative green paper covered boards with a gilt stamped vignette on the front cover. With the scarce dust jacket. The book is in very good condition. The boards are just a little bit stained, and the front board is slightly warped. Mildly rubbed and bumped at the extremities. There is a large dark area of foxing on the top edge of the text block. The hinges have been re-enforced. The pages are tanned. The dust jacket is in good condition only. Age-toned. There are multiple losses from the edges. The largest loss measures 4 inches wide by 2 and 1/4 inches deep. There are also numerous closed or thin tears in the edges. The longest tear is 1 and 1/2 inches long. Fourteen reproductions in colour from original oil paintings, and 16 half-tone plates reproduced in black and white; with essays by Douglas Stewart and Norman Lindsay. Number 881 of 1,000. Facsimile signature of Norman Lindsay on the limitation page. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Three Railway Engines

      Leicester: Edmund Ward 1945 - 1st edition of this small landscape book belonging to the famous series. Complete in original cream cloth covered boards and original endpapers. Exceptionally neat gift inscription on FFEP. Somewhat loose in binding and having minor wear with spine having loss to lower end. 63pp. incl. colour ills. (14 x 11cm)

      [Bookseller: Berwyn Books]
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        Historia da administraçao em Portugal nos seculos XII a XV. 2a ediçao dirigida por Torquato de Sousa Soares. Professor da faculdade de letras da Universidade de Coimbra.

      Editora Livraria Sa Da Costa 1945 à 1954, Lisboa - 11 vol In-8 5695 pages Très bon état Texte en portugais [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Au Coin des Bouquins]
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        Cannery Row

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1945. Octavo. Original tan boards, spine and front board lettered in blue. With the dust jacket. Some staining to the rear board; an exceptional copy in the jacket that has some nicks to the extremities and a toned spine. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, on the front free endpaper by the author.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: Viking Press, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. Irregular sunning to the cloth, very good, in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with soiling to the rear panel. This copy is inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Tom Work / John Steinbeck." A novel set during the Great Depression in Monterey, California on a street lined with sardine canneries that is known as Cannery Row

      [Bookseller: Ed Smith Books]
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        The Illustrated Enthnography of Formosan Aborigines

      Tokyo: Seikatsusha, 1945. Hardcover. Fair. This rare original edition of 1945. Green boards. rubbed and worn. Text block shaken but intact.

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      First Statement Press, Montreal 1945 - First edition of the author's rare first book. Plain stiff wrappers in printed dustwrapper. 8vo, pp. 16. A fine copy with just a hint of sun at the top edge. Number 4 in the First Statement New Writers Series. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Chanson pour Elle

      Paris, 1945. Edizione originale di 260 es. numerati. broch, custodia (broch, slip-case). Molto buono (Very Good). 4to. 33 puntasecche di soggetto erotico del pittore-incisore Almery Lobel-Riche (23x17; 14,5x14,5 circa) ed un disegno a sanguigna originale firmato e dedicato in antiporta (cm 17x21,5) L'impression typographique a été exécutée sur les presses du maitre-artisan Raymond Jacquet a Paris. Les cuivres ont été tirés sur la presse de Manuel Robbe Fioriture leggere (Some light yellowing)

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        Principaux poissons comestibles d'Indochine. 60 espèces de mer et d'eaux douces

      Saigon: Léon Feuillet, 1945. Octavo, [1], 71 pages. Illustrated. Text in French. First edition. Each page is dedicated to a different fish, and headed with an illustration by Tran Thuong-Tin or Trinh Van-Nam. Title page printed in red and with a notice pasted at head of cover-title: "Haut commissariat de France pour l'Indochine. Commissariat fédéral aux affaires économiques. Institut océanographique (Nhatrang-Annam)--Service de la marine marchande (pêches maritimes)." Internally near very good, with just a bit of light foxing. Color-illustrated wrappers worn at spine, and generally soiled, but otherwise near very good. Scarce. [OCLC locates 9 copies, just five in the US].

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink]
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        Sunset in El Dorado.

      Hollywood, Calif.: Republic. 1945 - Color poster. Mounted on linen. One sheet. C condition. Director: Frank McDonald. Writing credits: Leon Abrams (story), John K. Butler. Credited cast: Roy Rogers , Trigger, Roy's Horse (as The Smartest Horse in the Movies), George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Lucille Wiley/Kansas Kate.

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        Bouquet of Flowers]

      1945 - Chromolithograph. Printed on wove paper. In good condition with the exception of some faint discoloration to the surface of the paper in the margins. Image size: 25 7/8 x20 3/4 inches. This luxurious chromolithograph of a bouquet of flowers is after a painting by the celebrated Viennese porcelain painter, Joseph Nigg. A celebrated Viennese flower painter, Josef Nigg studied under Johan Drechsler at the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Vienna. Primarily a flower and fruit painter, Nigg was best known for his highly detailed still lifes on porcelain. Between 1800 and 1848 he became one of the foremost decorators at the Vienna porcelain factory, and his delicate paintings are considered some of the finest examples of the Austrian style. Examples of his superb work can be found in some of the best museums in the world, including the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Known for his luxurious still lifes, Nigg paid close attention to every minute detail of the composition from bloomy roses to dewy peaches. This large chromolithograph is a lovely example of his intricate paintings and effortlessly conveys the luxuriousness and grandeur of his monumental designs. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs Vol 10, p. 220; Thieme/Becker, Allgemeines Lexicon der bilden Künstler, Vol. 25/26, p. 473.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        La Famosa Invasione degli Orsi in Sicilia

      Milan: Rizzoli, 1945. First Edition. Paper pastedown onto boards, with custom cloth box. Very Good. Buzzati classic in the extremely scarce true first edition. 151, [3] pp. 4to, 280 by 210 mm. With Buzzati's own illustrations, many in color. Paper pasted onto boards has inevitable chipping along edges and gutter, with some losses of the paper. Binding is tight with pages clean, other than the unavoidable age toning. Perhaps a touch of dust on the binding, but interior free of any soilage. Custom made box to house the book. Box is in fine condition, with handsome blue marbled paper lining much of interior.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques ]
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        The Glass Menagerie

      New York: Random House. (1945). First. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with very small chips at the spine ends. Author's first regularly published play. Williams also wrote the screenplay for the 1950 Irving Rapper film featuring Jane Wyman and Kirk Douglas. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Historical Documents Recorded Soon After the Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki

      [1945]. Some content dislodged from pages, else albums very good in spiral-bound boards, and scrapbook very good in flexible boards. Prints are uniformly in very good condition, with light curling, creasing to the edges, and fading evident in several instances.. Collection of over 1400 photographs documenting the catastrophic aftermath of the United States' bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945. Consists of 17 loose 8 1/2 X 11 inch vintage prints, 20 loose modern prints of varying sizes, a scrapbook, and two albums, titled A and B. Album A features approximately 900 photographs, mostly 1 X 1 1/2 inch contact sheet cutouts and loose 3 1/2 X 4 1/2 inch prints, depicting Hiroshima Army Hospital, Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital, Hiroshima Relief Hospital, Motoyasu-cho, and the Gokoku Shrine, as well as demolished buildings, injured civilians, necrotic organs, and disfigured skeletal remains. Album B includes 365 photographs, primarily 2 X 2 1/2 and 1 X 1 1/2 inch contact sheet cutouts, of Nagasaki Medical University and Shiroyama National School, among other sites, that focus on the obliterated city structures and damaged natural flora of Nagasaki and the surrounding area. The scrapbook contains approximately 133 original prints, several clippings of photographic reproductions, and 5 contact strips, either adhered to the book's pages or laid in between sheets. The albums and scrapbook feature handwritten notes in Japanese, presumably commenting upon the depicted casualties and recording the detrimental effects of nuclear radiation on the hospital patients. These photographs seem to have been created at the behest of the Japanese Ministry of Education, which assembled a team to record the destruction during the immediate aftermath of the attacks in late 1945. In an effort to disseminate medical information to doctors, scientists, and the greater public, the Ministry called upon several of the Japan's most important filmmakers and photographers, including Shunkichi Kikuchi, who would garner renown as one of the foremost photographers of postwar Hiroshima and Tokyo. While several photographers contributed photographs to the archive, the majority of the 17 loose vintage prints are images by Kikuchi. The collection also includes several stills from a documentary on the bombings, created by the Nippon Elga-sha film company as part of the Ministry's initiative. A historically significant and in-depth record of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks, this archive features numerous penetrating, yet disquieting, images from some of the era's leading Japanese photographers, providing insight into the devastating scientific, medical, and psychological ramifications of the atomic bomb.

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        Zemnoi prostor [Expanses of Land].

      Moscow, "Sovetskii pisatel'", 1945. - 12mo, pp. 48, paper browned; in the original printed wrappers, some chipping (especially to spine), professionally restored and lined with Japanese paper.First edition: Pasternak's war poems.Tarasenkov p. 295. Language: Russian

      [Bookseller: Bernard Quaritch Ltd ABA ILAB]
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        POSTER - Toros en Vitoria

      Ortega, Valencia 1945 - This is not a book but a wonderfully colourful ORIGINAL 1946 Spanish Bullfighting Poster. Measuring 106cm x 54.5cm, it is by C. Ruano Llopis and it advertises a bullfighting event in Vitoria, Northern Spain for 4,5 & 6 August 1945 starring the matadors Ortega, Arruza (the champion Spanish bullfighter in 1945),Silverio Perez, Julian Marin, Parrita, Manolete and Pepin Martin Vazquez. The poster was printed by Ortega of Valencia and it bears the printer's name at the bottom and also the square stamp of authenticity to the lower right side with a print number of 1577. The brittle poster, whilst all original, has folds and creases, as well as a little damage to the lower left edge. All of this could be rectified by a skilled archivist and, of course, the poster would be best conserved by professional linen-backing. We believe that few of these would have survived so long in anything approaching collectable condition, as they were meant to be pasted up on billboards. Our shop acquired this poster (one of a collection of 5) many years ago from a customer who used to live in Spain. We're now having a clear out of our basement and we have decided to put it on sale internationally. The poster will be sent, well packed, in a sturdy tube. Please note that by selling such a piece of original art, we do not necessarily approve of or support the sport of bullfighting.

      [Bookseller: The Bookshop on the Heath Ltd]
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        Le Metis Canadien. Son Role Dans L'histoire Des Provinces de L'Ouest

      Paris: Institut D'ethnologie 1945, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) lvi,1308pp. + [xi]pp.(contents + erratum) +[4]pp. (ads). Very good, no dust jacket. Thick narrow Quarto. 8 plates and 4 folding maps. In original wrappers bound in black buckram; pagination numbering 1289-1296 repeats for table of contents, no duplication in text however; paper toned; two faint institutional stamps bottom of title page. Very scarce. Peel (3RD Edition) 6738. "Study of the social history of the Metis in Western Canada, ...". At head: Universite de Paris..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        A collection of portrait photographs of speakers inscribed to Dr. Albert Rappaport, founder and director of San Francisco's Town Hall

      San Francisco, Calif., 1945-1948. Collection of 37 photograph portraits inscribed by the subjects, including Lewis Cotlow, Robert LaFollette, Harlan Stetson, William Mandel, Archduke Felix of Austria, Austen West, Aubrey Williams, Fritz Leiber, Jay Allen, Ruth Draper, H.R. Knickerbocker, Ybarra, Walter Duranty, Agnes Macphail, Tibor Eckhardt, Maxime Vollmer, Louis Auspacher, Andre Michalopoulos, Carveth Wells, Richard Wilmer Rowan, Sydney R. Montague, Walter Duranty, Frederick Machetanz John W. Verndercook, et al.

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        Trois Poèmes aux Démons, précédés de Agitato

      Porrentruy : Aux Portes de France 1945 - ~ Exemplaire No. 251 de 500 sur vélin blanc, après 20 sur vélin du Marais, outre 30 de présent ~ Demi toile à coins, titre doré sur le dos, tête dorée, conservant le dos et les couvertures de brochure originales ~ 48+[1]p+2f ~ 26x18x2cm. ~ Parfait état / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

      New York: Viking Press. 1945. First. First edition, presentation issue. Green cloth with applied illustration and cloth spine label. Slight edgewear, front hinge a little tender, else near fine. One of a very few copies prepared in this binding for the author's use (not to be confused with the limited and slipcased edition). This copy wonderfully Inscribed by the author to Elsie de Wolfe: "The first copy of Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep -- hot off the Press -- for my beloved Elsie with devotion with affection -- oh -- with all my love, Ludwig, King of Bavaria." De Wolfe was an American actress, interior decorator, and author of the influential 1913 book The House in Good Taste. According to The New Yorker, "Interior Design as a profession was invented by Elsie de Wolfe." Apparently one other copy in this presentation binding is known. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Talleres Tipograficos de Gongora - Madrid. Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores. 1945. 35X27. XIX+258Pág+1h. Rústica. Profusamente ilustrado. Tirada limitada de 500 ejemplares (Nº 133). Bella Obra. Ref 100 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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