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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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        Anatomy for Artists (With 2 Separate Original Drawings by Reginald Marsh)

      New York: American Artists Group, 1945. The 1945 1st edition. THIS COPY INCLUDES 2 ORIGINAL INK DRAWINGS BY REGINALD MARSH (one on the front blank endpaper, the other on its verso), ONE A FULL-PAGE SKETCH OF A SULTRY WOMAN RIDING ON A CAROUSEL, THE OTHER A HALF-PAGE SKETCH OF A FEMALE ARTIST (PRESUMABLY PAINTER BARBARA ADRIAN [1931-2014]) AT AN EASEL PAINTING A CRUCIFIXION. INSCRRIBED "BARBARA ADRIAN--ART STUDENTS LEAGUE" AND SIGNED "REGINALD MARSH". The book is solid and VG- in its light-brown boards, with mild soiling to the panels, darkening along the spine and light wear at the spine ends. Lacking the dustjacket as well. Octavo, hundreds of anatomic illustrations thruout by Reginald Marsh himself. . Signed by Illustrator. First Edition. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. Illus. by Reginald Marsh.

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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 TODAYÉ 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 GuthrieÕs 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 letterÕs 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 onÉ Your letter gets me to feel just like my book made you feelÉ You have taken me back over my old tracks again and showed me twelve thousand more stories and places to write aboutÉ You wonÕt 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. GuthrieÕs letter reads as follows: ?'Scott Field, Illinois, October 29th, 1945. Dear Charlotte Strauss, Your letter about my book ?"(Bound for Glory)Õ got down here today. Marjorie read it at home and then mailed it on. I donÕt 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 wonÕt feel bad if I tell you plain that I like to hear people talk about me and my works, I wonÕt 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 anybodyÕs world your own, and everybodyÕs 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 donÕt know what to say to you. When I commenced to write I didnÕt 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., ?"Before 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 ?"maturityÕ is the one and same flame as your childhood. Also would doubt this sentence, p. 4., ?"for W.G. had the sanest, most sensible faculty for rationalization ever bequeathed to manÕ. You ought to have put it: ?"W.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, ?"It 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 ?"Bound 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 ?"no 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 ?"L?" 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.?" A highly desirable letter in about-fine condition.

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        Cannery Row

      New York: The Viking Press, 1945 First edition, first issue. Publisher's buff yellow cloth (subsequently issued in canary yellow cloth), lettered in dark blue; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Arthur Hawkins, Jr., with an illustration of Cannery Row by Hawkins to the front panel, titled in yellow. Book with front hinge a bit tender at title page, else fine; unclipped dust jacket, with some wear and rubbing to the extremities, a hint of toning to the spine, minor nicks to the spine ends, short closed tear to the front panel. Overall, a very good and pleasing copy. Cannery Row is a Depression-era novel set in Monterey, California. The plot takes place on a grungy street with "the gathered and scattered, tin and iron and rust and splintered wood, chipped pavement and weedy lots, junk heaps, sardine canneries of corrugated iron, honky tonks, restaurants and whore houses, and little crowded groceries, and laboratories and flophouses." The actual street in Monterey has since been renamed "Cannery Row" in honor of this iconic novel. The plot features an unlikely cast of characters, including a marine biologist, a grocer, a restaurateur, and a group of local vagabonds. Cannery Row is exemplar of Steinbeck's talent for making even the most unsavory characters relatable and endearing; Mack and his group of homeless squatters are described as "gentlemen and philosophers united by a common dislike of a steady job and a mutual feeling for the pleasures of living according to their lights." Much of the inspiration for this novel and its 1954 sequel Sweet Thursday were drawn from the author's own life; Steinbeck was born in Monterey County, grew up knowing fishermen and other laborers, and was close friends with a marine biologist, Ed Ricketts, who worked on the real Cannery Row.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Carl Rungius, Big Game Painter: Fifty Years with Brush and Rifle

      West Hartford, VT: The Countryman Press, 1945. First edition. No. 18 of 160 copies, signed by the author and the artist Carl Rungius. Original etched frontispiece of a moose, signed by the artist in pencil. Illustrated with photographs, and with color and black and white reproductions of Rungius's work. 1 vols. 4to (12-1/2 x 9-3/4 inches). Original grey and brown cloth, gilt device on upper cover, t.e.g., others uncut. Spine slightly faded, else a fine copy in a red quarter morocco slipcase with inner chemise (publisher's card slipcase not present). One of 160 Copies, with an Original Etching An excellent exposition of the celebrated artist's work, with rich biographical detail and fine reproductions.

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        Completa y veridica historia de Picasso y el cubismo

      Chiantore, 1945, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Editionspanish text with an italian translation insert. the original boards are worn and torn. internally the book is clean and complete with 59 tipped in plates including a photo of picasso take in 1935. there are other printed images that are not tipped in. the binding is strong and there is a previous owner's signature and date Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 77ev.

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        Sherwood Anderson: I Racconti son uomini... Alberto Arduini: Dame al Macao. PRIMA edizione. Libero Bigiaretti: Incendi a Paleo. PRIMA edizione. Giorgio de Chirico: 1918 - 1925. Ricordi di Roma. PRIMA edizione. Jules Laforgue: Le miracle de roses. Aldo Palazzeschi: Nell'Aria di Parigi. PRIMA edizione.

      Rara raccolta completa con cofanetto originale della prima ed unica serie stampata a Roma dalla "Editrice di cultura moderna" nel 1945. Tiratura complessiva di 1050 copie numerate. La collana è curata da Guglielmo Santangelo e Orfeo Tamburi. Le copertine e le illustrazioni sono di Orfeo Tamburi. 6 volumetti in 24mo (cm. 11); copertine originali illustrate: ogni volume è di circa 150 / 180 pagine. Axs

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        LE JALUX ESTRÉMADURIEN

      - CERVANTES, Miguel de.- LE JALUX ESTRÉMADURIEN des nouvelles exemplaires de. Édition illustrée d?eaux-fortes et d?ornements typographiques par André Lambert. Préface de Paul Guinard. Presentation des éditions espagnoles et anglaise par A. R. Moñino et Walter Starkie. Valencia, Editorial Castalia. Valencia del Cid. 1945. 2 vols. Folio, holandesa bradel moderna, con los papeles de Velez Celemín. Estuche. Texto francés y castellano. Ilustrado con los aguafuertes de Lámbert, en total 11 a toda plana y 26 pequeñas ilustraciones en texto. Tirada limitada a 150 ejemplares, ejemplar que contiene: el primer estado de un aguafuerte firmado por el artista, los grabados definitivos en texto, una suite de las viñetas en tirada aparte, y un croquis en dibujo original del artista.  [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Pride and Prejudice

      New York: Doubleday Doran 1945, 1945. Classic romance novel. DELUXE LIMITED ISSUE of the First Robert Ball Illustrated Edition. Quarto, pp.380. With colour plates and in-text illustrations. Number 325 of 1000 copies SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Elegantly hand-bound in half blue calf, extra gilt with twin scarlet title labels, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, publisher's original cloth bound in at rear. A beautifully bound copy of a desirable edition. Pride and Prejudice is one of the world's most popular novels..

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        Portrait photograph of the young Truman Capote

      N.p. [Alabama?], 1945. Color gelatin print. Full-length frontal view of the author, relaxed and smiling in a pinstriped suit with bow tie. 8-1/2 x 7 inches. Matted in the original folder, and INSCRIBED on the matted in ink: "For Seabon and Addie / With Love from / Truman" Slight soiling to folder. To His Aunt and uncle When Capote's mother and father divorced, four-year-old Truman was send to Monroeville, Alabama to live with his mother's siblings, Seabon and Addie Faulk, where he made friends with his neighbor, Harper Lee. A fine association.

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        What Is Life?

      Cambridge: at the University Press,, 1945. The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell. Based on Lectures delivered under the auspices of the Institute at Trinity College, Dublin, in February 1943. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. 4 plates and illustrations in the text. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Extremities rubbed, bottom corner of front board a little bumped, light spotting to edges of text block. An excellent copy. Second edition. Inscribed by Samuel Beckett to his uncle Gerald Beckett on the front free endpaper: "For Gerald, from Sam, June 1946". A wonderful association, connecting Beckett to the creator of that most Beckettian of paradoxes, of a cat in a box, alive and dead at the same time.

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        Return to Life through Contrology

      New York: J. J. Augustin,, 1945. Quarto. Original cream cloth, front cover lettered in brown. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout. Some nicks, chips and tears to jacket, some staining to jacket flaps. Front pastedown with the stamp of the New York "Pilates Studios". First edition, first printing of Pilates's first book. Presentation copy from the author, exuberantly inscribed on the the half-title: "To Leo C. Freima (?) - Everlasting "Youth" to you and yours through "Contrology", sincerely Joe, 1948"; and with an additional note in the author's hand, adding "all" to the line "Photographs of Joseph H. Pilates at sixty" (title page verso). With a fascinating clutch of ephemera: 5 studio photographs of Pilates performing various exercises are pasted in at the end of the book; loosely inserted: original post card showing the Pilates studio at 939 Eighth Avenue, New York; Pilates studios business card; printed flyer for the studio; 4-page folded A4 advertisement for his "Commando Exercise"; A4 "report" (dated 20 February 1948) into the violation of chiropractic practices; magazine article on Pilates. A marvellous archive of rare material relating to one of the gurus of modern "keep fit".

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        Sparkling Cyanide

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins,, 1945. Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the bright, unclipped jacket, with lightly rubbed extremities. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in the same year under the title Remembered Death.

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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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        51 Count LOT 1945 - 1949 ‘The Conjurors’ Magazine’ [Magic Interest] [WWII Interest]

      New York, NY & Maplewood, NJ: Conjurors' Press Inc., 1945 - 1949. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Good. (Magazines) GIBSON, Walter B; O'DELL, Dell; OURSLER, Fulton; CHRISTOPHER, Milbourne; ZOLOTOW, Maurice; EASLEY, Bert; VERNON, Dai; ROXO, Rudy; SIMMS, Warren E.; OVETTE, Joseph; LEWIS, Eric C.; FETSCH, Hen; DESFOR, Irving; ET AL. 51 Count LOT of ‘The Conjurors’ Magazine’. New York, NY & Maplewood, NJ: Conjurors' Press Inc., 1945 â€?" 1949. First Edition. Issues measure 11 x 8.5 in. All in original illustrated and colored wraps, staple binding. Illustrated throughout. Vol. 4, No. 12 through Vol. 5, No.7 feature cover art by Ed Mishell. Each issue contains: industry news; step-by-step instructions for a wide variety of illusions and tricks â€?" professional and novice level; articles on popular magicians; and historical studies of magic. The WWII-era and post-war issues hint at the impact of the war on the magic community with articles on magicians in the USO, caricatures using the “sawing a woman in half” trick on the enemy, and more! All issues have sustained general edge wear and rubbing; few exhibit small closed tears to edges. Lot in Very Good condition overall. The Conjurors' Magazine was a Magic Periodical put out by Walter B. Gibson which ran from February 1945 until September 1949. This lot contains a NEARLY COMPLETE SET of the magazine’s run, lacking only the first 4 issues. Lot contents: 1945: June (Vol. 1, No. 5), “The ‘Defense’ of Mentalism”; July (Vol. 1, No. 6), Theodore Hardeen Memorial Issue; August (Vol. 1, No. 7), The Great La Follette’s “Flight of the Mandarin”; September (Vol. 1, No. 8), “The Charlier Pass”; October (Vol. 1, No. 9), “Richard Cardini”; November (Vol. 1, No. 10), “Deland’s Greatest Creation”; December (Vol. 1, No. 11), “Hardin’s Mysteries and Explanations” 1946: January (Vol. 1, No. 12), “Navy Overseas Unit Adds First Coast Guard Magician”; March (Vol. 2, No. 1), “Mexican Turn-Over”; April (Vol. 2, No. 2), “Magic Tambourines”; May (Vol. 2, No. 3), “Find the Jack”; June (Vol. 2, No. 4), “Cigarette Sleights”; July (Vol. 2, No. 5), “Flower Lota”; August (Vol. 2, No. 6), “SOLDIERS IN GREASE PAINT â€?" USO MAGICIANS!”; September (Vol. 2, No. 7), “Pent-A-Maid Illusion”; October (Vol. 2, No. 8), “El Satin’s Own Opening”; November (Vol. 2, No. 9), “Teen-Age Magic”; December (Vol. 2, No. 10), “Four Masterpieces of Magic” 1947: January (Vol. 2, No. 11), Eric C. Lewis’ “My Invisible Pass”; February (Vol. 2, No. 12), “Great Gawd Budd”; March (Vol. 3, No. 1), “RIDDLE IN RED AND YELLOW â€?" A STORY ABOUT CHUNG LING SOO”; April (Vol. 3, No. 2), “Ellison Collection Unearthed”; May (Vol. 3, No. 3), “Magic on the March!”; June (Vol. 3, No. 4), “Magicians Guild Banquet-Show”; July (Vol. 3, No. 5), “IBM Convention News and Photos”; August (Vol. 3, No. 6); “P.C.A.M. Convention News”; September (Vol. 3, No. 7), “The Pillar of Fire â€?" Illusion of Okito”; October (Vol. 3, No. 8), “The Invisible Flight â€?" Illustion of Okito”; November (Vol. 3, No. 9), “Tips on Home Made Tricks”; December (Vol. 3, No. 10), “The Phantom Fowls â€?" Illusion of Okito” 1948: January (Vol. 3, No. 11), “You Do Have to be Crazy”; February (Vol. 3, No. 12), “My Friend, ‘The Great Raymond’”; March (Vol. 4, No. 1), “You’ve Got to Use ‘Dynamite’”; April (Vol. 4, No. 2), “THE DANGERS OF HYPNOTISM”; May (Vol. 4, No. 3), “The Last Man to See Houdini Alive”; June (Vol. 4, No. 4), “A Coin Deception”; July (Vol. 4, No. 5), “I.B.M. and S.A.M. Convention Number”; August (Vol. 4, No. 6), “Figurementation”; September (Vol. 4, No. 7), “Mandrake â€?" A Profile in Print”; October (Vol. 4, No. 8), “Abbott’s 15th Annual Get-Together”; November (Vol. 4, No. 9), “SEANCE RENDEZVOUS SNUBBED BY HOUDINI”; December (Vol. 4, No. 10), “Egyptian Hall and Its Mysteries” 1949: January (Vol. 4, No. 11), “’Sanoj’ Cut and Restored Rope”; February (Vol. 4, No. 12), “Journeys into Aladdinland”; March (Vol. 5, No. 1), “Gabbatha”; April (Vol. 5, No. 2), “Col Ling Soo”; May (Vol. 5, No. 3), “Jinxiana”; June (Vol. 5, No. 4), “Let’s Dummy Up”; July (Vol. 5, No. 5), “Peter Warlock Reporting”; August (Vol. 5, No. 6), “Was Erdnase Abdul Aziz Kahn?”; September (Vol. 5, No. 7), “Stage Hypnotism”

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        Collected Poems of Robert Frost 1939

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1945. Later printing. Frontispiece portrait. 436 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original beige cloth. Minor soiling, small stain on upper cover. Inscribed by the author: "To Bob Scheel/ from/ Robert Frost/ Kenyon Oct 6 1946." For this edition Frost wrote a preface, "The Figure a Poem Makes," an essay which is surely his best-known prose composition.

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        Collection of letters sent to Mrs. M. Baudouy of 49 West 85th Street NYC by Eleanor Roosevelt

      Washington, D.C.: The White House, 1945. With envelopes. 8 TLS from Eleanor Roosevelt with a copy of a TLS from the Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles. Some signed by Grace Tully for FDR or Edith Helm for Eleanor.

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        ALBUN BIOGRAFICO TAURINO

      Ediciones Larrisal, Madrid 1945 - Conjunto de 100 fotografías con retratos de toreros y textos de Curro Meloja Encuadernación en cartoné

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        Naked City

      New York: Essential Books,, 1945. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in grey morocco, titles to spine and front board in silver, wraparound black morocco of New York's skyline, twin rule to turn-ins silver, black endpapers with the original bound in, silver edges. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. A fine copy. First edition, first printing. Weegee's first book. Arthur (Weegee) Fellig is one of the centuries most eccentric artists, famously he would appear at crime scenes before the police. He achieved this by the simple device of spending night after night in the tougher sections of New York listening to the radio traffic on a police radio he had at some time "liberated". Famous as a sensationalist in his day, time has treated him more kindly and the hard eye with which he shaped his pictures gave them qualities like no others.

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        Gigi cerca il suo berretto.

      (Milano), Mondadori [1945].. 4°. 4 nn.Bll. mit teils aufklappbaren Bild-Elementen. Farbig ill. Orig.-Pappbd. (gebräunt und leicht fleckig, HDeckel mit Klebeschild)., fester Einband. Band 7 der Originalausgabe. - Insgesamt waren 10 Werke geplant, erschienen sind jedoch nur 7. - Bruno Munari (1907-1998) entwickelte auf der Basis von Kunst eine Methode zur Förderung jeglicher Kreativität. Seine Gebrauchsgegenstände, Spiel- und Buchobjekte, seine Multiples und kunsthandwerklichen Einzelstücke haben im 20. Jahrhundert Design-Geschichte gemacht. Seine Objekte überraschen stets durch ihre Mischung aus Raffinesse und Einfachheit. - Ränder etwas gebräunt, leicht fleckig. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        Identity documents and ephemera of Sgt Gerald McDowell, U S A F as prisoner of war in Stammlager XVII B [Stalag 17B], Krems, Austria, 1943-1945

      [Krems, Austria, 1945. 4to and smaller. Some toning, overall very good. STALAG 17B Identity documents and ephemera of American Air Force tail gunner Sgt. Gerald McDowell (1923-2002). McDowell and the flight crew of the B17 nicknamed Hell's Belle survived being shot down over Germany in 1943 and were interned at Stalag 17B in Austria. At the war's end, the camp guards marched American prisoners west to meet the U.S. Armored Division at Braunau and avoid the Soviet troops occupying eastern Austria. McDowell wrote a memoir of his war experiences, A Tail Gunner's Tale (1991). Stalag 17 gained notoriety from the 1953 Hollywood film of the same name staring William Holden. Comprising: 1. Camp identification document for Gerald McDowell, no. 100478, with two photographs (side and profile, with chalk board identity number). Old fold (splt repaired on verso). With corresponding stamped metal badge. Illustrated at p. 114 of his book 2. [Broadside:] Kgf.-M.-Stammlager XVII B. Teillager der Luftwaffe. Lagerführung. Gneixendorf, June 11th 1944. Warning ! 1.) Any P.o.W. touching or crossing warning wire during day-time will be fired upon immediately. [...] Stencil printed, signed in ink by "E-" above stencil legend: Hauptmann and 1st Lageroffizier. Old folds. Tipped onto card. Illustrated at p. 90 of his book. Of extreme rarity. 3. BATCH, D.B. [Pencil portrait of Gerald McDowell] Signed and dated lower right, D.B. Batch, P.O.W., 13/1/45, Krems, Austria. 9 x 6 inches. Tipped onto card. Framed. 4. Recipes for "D-Bar Spread", "Chocolate Cream Pudding", "Gallop", and other P.O.W. dishes, using D-Bars, C-Rations, "Jerry" sugar, etc. 5 small cards, closely written on versos of typed prisoner ID fiches (4 x 2 inches). Tipped onto card. Toned. [with:] 5. PHELPER, Ben H. Kriegie Memories [title from cover]. Photographs and handwritten text. [64] pp. [Aurora, Illinois: Printed by Barker printing Co., 1946]. Blue leather grained cloth, upper cover titled in gilt. OCLC: 85169189 (4 copies). Inscribed by the author on the first blank, "Jerry: May you always be free and happy. Good luck, Ben". Rare privately printed account of experiences inside Stalag 17B, by "Luftgangster No. 113204," with photographs of camp life and of the march towards liberation in May 1945. With a dozen annotations by McDowell, usually in red ink, indicating himself or other fellow inmates in the photographs, including a picture in the "Cardboard Playhouse" of McDowell in a dress, captioned in the text "a glamour shot of one of our boy actors ... Some of the lads sure did look good when they made up as a girl." Presentation copy of an astonishing illustrated narrative 6. MCDOWELL, Gerald. E. A Tail Gunner's Tale. [Vantage Press, 1991]. Review copy, as new.

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        Folge von 6 Leinwänden, unbetitelt. Je Leinwand ca. 96 x 70 cm.,

      - Die Leinwände zeitbedingt minimal gebräunt und teilweise mit leichten Lagerspuren (leichte Reibespuren, minimale Kratzer). - Te Laake war ein deutscher Künstler, der sich im Bereich der Malerei Kinetik und Skulptur betätigte. Er studierte von 1945 -1950 an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Berlin bei Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Nach seinem Studium arbeitete er als freischaffender Künstler in Düsseldorf und auf Schloss Reinhartshausen. Neben der Tafelmalerei arbeitete er seit 1957 an kinetischen Objekten, bewegten Bildern und Skulputuren mit Uhrwerken. Ausserdem befasste er sich mit Themen der angewandten Kunst; so gestaltete er neben Uhren auch Sammlerporzellane. NUR Abholung im Laden, KEIN VERSAND ! A36./Auflage Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 15000 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Carnegie Hall Program, SIGNED BY IGOR STRAVINSKY, of the New York Philharmonic, under the direction of Igor Stravinsky in an All-Stravinsky program

      New York: Alfred Scott Publisher, 1945. First Edition. 1 vols. 10-1/2 x 7 inches. Original self-wrappers, in fine condition. Carnegie Hall Stravinsky Program, Signed by the Composer Boldly signed by Stravinsky on the front cover under his photograph. It was at this concert that Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements, dedicated to the Philharmonic, was first performed.

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        Framed Signed Vintage Photograph

      1945 - Superb 5.25 x 3.5-inch black-and-white photo of the adoring couple gazing into each others' eyes -- no place, no date, circa 1945. Signed in full by both actors in the lower margin. Float-mounted in a window, matted in off-white, and set in a silver frame measuring 10 x 8 inches. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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.

      Frei-oesterreichische Bewegung in der Schweiz [FÖB], Zürich, 1945 - 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. Sprache: deu [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "Seclusion"

      New York: Frank Lowe, 1945. Number 35 of 250 copies. Aquatint etching, hand colored, signed by the artist in pencil. 1 vols. 18-3/4 x 14 inches, on a larger sheet. Faint toning. Fine. One of the fine sporting prints published by Frank Lowe, continuing the series of prints published by the Derrydale Press from 1937 to 1942.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Dylan Thomas")

      Magoda, New Quay, Cardiganshire, Wales, 1945. One half page, on octavo sheet. Horizontal fold for mailing, marginal tear (with signs of old repair, but no loss) touching one word, otherwise very good. Folding cloth case. To G.F. Hench (?), Esq., addressed as "Dear Sir." Thomas grants publication permissions for one of his great war poems, as well as a notable poem about the lead up to war: "Yes, you certainly have my permission to use to [sic] my two poems - 'Among Those Killed in the Dawn Raid' and 'The Hand That Signed' - for your anthology 'Poems for Europe.' The first poem was first printed in Life & Letters Today, but will be included in a new books of poems of mine Dent are to publish this year some time: so I don't know which you give acknowledgement to - Dent or L&L. Yours sincerely, Dylan Thomas." The forthcoming collection he alludes to would be published as DEATHS & ENTRANCES, but it appears that the anthology to which this relates did not come to fruition, at least under the title given.

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        El Salmon y Su Pesca en España [Including:] Rios Salmoneros de España [And:] Indicaciones para la Pesca Deportiva en Nuestros Principales Rios Salmoneroso

      Madrid: Direccion General del Turismo, 1945. Illustrated with 13 color plates of flies, 31 colored plans of rivers, and numerous photographs and line illustrations in text. 378, [4] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Burgundy cloth titled in gilt. Tear to cloth along top three inches of front joint, very good. Substantial and well-illustrated volume on salmon fishing in Spain, collecting the 1930 work by Marzales and reports on fishing conditions. Uncommon.

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        El Capitán Veneno. Con Un Estudio Preliminar De Mauel De Montoliu. Ilustraciones De José M. Mallol Suzo. Iniciales y Finales De Capítulo Por Teodoro Miciano.

      Asociación De Bibliófilos De Barcelona, Barcelona 1945 - 152pp. y 9 láminas. Todo en muy buen papel de hilo. Perfecta estampación de Oliva de Vilanova a dos tintas. Edición de 100 ejemplares no venal. Ejemplar excelente en rama guardado en caja editorial con la lomera en pergamino. Size: 32 x 25,5 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pursuit of Love

      Hamish Hamilton, 1945, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, 1st Editionthe solid blue first issue original jacket is worn and has small closed tears and fraying. the jacket is not price clipped. there are old tape residue marks beneath the jacket and there are light shadows of these at the front and rear bottom of the jacket. the book has no inscriptions and is well bound if a little cocked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Inventory No: 73ej.

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        Hiroshima Japan August 5th, 1945. Moto-Machi Military Reservation. Photographs taken 1 day before A-Bomb and on August 8th after the A-Bomb was Dropped

      [Japan] 1945 - An 12" X 11" photograph album with 49 photographs of various sizes taken on August 5th and on August 8th 1945, 3 days after the Hiroshima bombing in Japan. The first 37 photographs dated August 5th, 1945 range in size from small to very large and according to the hand written black pen notations were taken at the Moto-Machi Military Reservation, Horse Racing Track, Temples and in downtown Hiroshima. The last 12 photographs were dated August 8th "3-days after the attack". These photos show destruction and a few dead civilians. The note written in black pen on the last photo page states, "Photos taken by Yamahata Confiscated in Tokyo by U.S. Occupation Forces October 45." On August 6th, at 8:45am the American B-29 bomber "Enola Gay" dropped it bomb on Hiroshima killing approximately 70,000 people.

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        Hiroshima Japan August 5th, 1945 Moto-Machi Military Reservation Photographs taken 1 day before A-Bomb and on August 8th after the A-Bomb was Dropped

      [Japan], 1945. Photograph Album. Good. An 12" X 11" photograph album with 49 photographs of various sizes taken on August 5th and on August 8th 1945, 3 days after the Hiroshima bombing in Japan. The first 37 photographs dated August 5th, 1945 range in size from small to very large and according to the hand written black pen notations were taken at the Moto-Machi Military Reservation, Horse Racing Track, Temples and in downtown Hiroshima. The last 12 photographs were dated August 8th "3-days after the attack". These photos show destruction and a few dead civilians. The note written in black pen on the last photo page states, "Photos taken by Yamahata Confiscated in Tokyo by U.S. Occupation Forces October 45." On August 6th, at 8:45am the American B-29 bomber "Enola Gay" dropped it bomb on Hiroshima killing approximately 70,000 people.

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        Fototipia con firma autografa del musicista Pietro Mascagni (Livorno, 1863 - 1945).

      Fotografia a stampa su cartoncino rigido, in formato cm.22,7x15,7, con ritratto a mezzobusto e la dicitura "S.E. Pietro Mascagni - Accademico d'Italia". Al margine in basso, con data Genova, 4 gennaio 1934, è apposta la dedica autografa "All'egregio Prof.Fossati Gino, P.Mascagni". Firma ben chiara.

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

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        Der Tod des Vergil.

      New York, Pantheon Books, 1945.. 1. Auflage 522 (2) Seiten (1) Blatt Gr.-8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleinen (rote Deckel, schwarzer Rücken mit goldgeprägter Titelei auf rotem Rückenschild), Kopffarbschniit.. 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, WG² 9. Bitte warten Sie nach Ihrer Bestellung unsere Vorausrechnung per E-Mail ab oder zahlen Sie per Paypal an info@signiertebuecher.de.

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        PIPPI LANGSTRUMP GAR AM BORD

      LINDGREN ASTRID PIPPI LANGSTRUMP GAR AM BORD STOCKHOLM SWEDEN RABEN &. NYMAN, INGRID. LINDGREN,ASTRID. PIPPI LANGSTRUMP GAR AM BORD. Stockholm (Sweden): Raben & Sjogren (1945). 12mo (4 x 6 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, tiny bit of wear on corners and and 3 small and inconspicuous margin mends, paper edges slightly toned as in all copies due to wartime restrictions, a bright, clean and better than VG+ copy. First edition of this classic tale about nine year old Pippi who lives alone and does as she pleases. Illustrated by Ingrid Nyman with 8 full page black & whites. The 1st edition in English came out in the U.S. in 1950 but with different illustrations (by Louis Glanzman). This true first in such nice condition is rare.

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        Japanese Woodblocks Prints "Twelve Months of Kyoto" by Tomikichiro Tokuriki.

      Kyoto, Uchida Woodblock Printing Co., 1945. Portfolio with 10 (of 12) original coloured woodblock prints In original green/cold portfolio with title-shield, ties, and inside table of contents. In very good/perfect condition. Present: 1. January: Snow Scene at the Byodoin Tempel at Uji. 2. February: The annual festival of the Fushimi Inari. 3. March: Plum blossoms at the Kitano Shrine. 4. April: Arashiyama Park, a famous scenic resort. 5. May: The pagoda of Yasaka near Gion. 6. June: Rainy scene of the "Sen-ke," Japanese tea ceremony founder's house. 7. July: Gorgeous procession of "Yama-hoko" or the floats at the Gion Festival. 8. August: The Bonfire festival of the Daimonji Hill viewed from the Sanjo Bridge. 11. November: The Willow trewe at the gate of the Chion-in Monastery. 12. December; Snow scene at the Golden Pavillion. - - - Not present: 9. September: The old Palace & 10. October: The full-moon night at the gate of the Chion-in Monastery. Tomikichiro Tokuriki (1902-1999)is best known for his shin hanga woodblocks. - Tokuriki was the 13th generation in a family of Kyoto artists. Kyoto was the old capital and always had a flourishing art tradition and of course lively circles of woodblock print artists. The Shin Hanga movement was a revitalization of ancient woodblock practices in a modern context. There was also a parallel Sosoku hanga creative movement in which the artist carved the woodblock and printed the pictures himself. Tokuriki was accomplished in both. Whether for figures or landscapes, he was a master of subtle colors. - Japan was a desolate place in 1945 when this edition was produced. Kyoto was spared the bombing and was pretty much intact. The Kyoto Shin Hanga circle was able to produce some wonderful prints both to sell to the occupation forces and to brighten their own spirits. (Galleries). Tokuriki was born 1n 1902 in Kyoto, studied art in Kyoto, and started his carreer as a painter. In 1929, he switched to woodblock printing. He participated in numerous exhibitions in Japan and abroad, and promoted sosaku-hanga in Kyoto. As you maybe know, the sosaku-hanga movement (creative prints movement) is a twenty century movement of Japanese printers emphasizing the artist's control over the entire process of producing prints (creation of the design, carving, printing, publishing), as opposed to the traditional "division of labor" between publisher, artist and craftman-carver typical of ukiyoe and shin-hanga. Before WWII, he made many prints published by Uchida, Unsodo and Kyoto Hanga-in. After the war, he created Matsukyu Publishing Company to produce and distribute his own prints. A subdivision of this company also publishes self-carved, self-printed pictures by himself and a few other artists .

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