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        The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child 1945: 5 volumes in 4

      London: Imago Publishing Co. Ltd, 1945, Hardcover, First Edition. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; 5 volumes in 4. Subjects; Psychoanalytic study. Children. 1945. Annuals. Inventory No: 242072.

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        The Doll's House; A Dill Pickle; Psychology [Illustrated Typescript of 3 Short Stories]

      NP, NP - NP: NP. F Manuscript. H Half Leather. Very Good. This unique hand-made book is composed of three Katherine Mansfield short stories, with text hand-typed in a small sans serif face, illustrated with seven original paintings and drawings. The short stories are "The Doll's House", "A Dill Pickle", and "Psychology". The typed text averages 36 lines per page. The work is bound in half brown morocco over matching cloth. It is near fine, with only the faintest traces of wear. [6 blank], [45] pages of text and plates, [5 blank], broken up into 3 sections each irregularly paginated as 9 pages. Includes 7 original drawings and paintings, in watercolor, gouache, and ink. Though unsigned, the art demonstrates considerable skill. Some are abstract, some figurative. Two are on red paper, one on gray. The remainder of the work is largely on a cream Crane's laid stock. Though Crane's is based in the US, their cotton- based rag has long been popular in the UK and Europe. There are no identifying marks in the work, and in fact Mansfield's name itself does not appear. A delightful puzzle. We estimate the date to be ca. 1945 to 1955. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anthony McAuliffe

      February 18. [1945]. Original V-Mail, one page, 4.25” x 5.25”. Sent by Major General Anthony C. McAuliffe to Mrs. Rex Chandler, 208 Crescent, San Antonio 2, Texas. APO NYC, February 18 [1945]. Horizontal fold for mailing. Fine condition.<br /><br />In full, <I>“Dear Anne: Thanks very much for your note and good wishes. Thanks also for your kindness to Jack. He wrote that he had a wonderful Christmas with you, for which I’m most grateful. The news from Manila has thrilled the world and I’m not surprised to read that 1st Cav & 11th Airborne are doing great work there. Please congratulate Rex for me on his Silver star. I know he’s doing a job. I never climb into one of our marvelous cub airplanes that I don’t think of Rex. He really forced the army to buy them. Love to you, your Mother, Bobby and Anne. Sincerely Tony.”</I> In the upper right: From <I>“Maj Gen A C McAuliffe, 103d Dist, APO 470, NYC. Feb 18.”</I><br /><br />On January 31, 1945, in the Philippines, two regiments of the 11th Airborne Division made an airborne assault, capturing a bridge, and later advanced towards Manila. On February 3rd, the 1st Cavalry Division, commanded by Brig. Gen. Chandler, captured the bridge across Tullahan River leading to the city. They advanced into the Philippine capital that evening beginning the Battle of Manila which ended almost three years of Japanese military occupation in the Philippines and marked Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s promised return.<br /><br />Before the war, Anthony McAuliffe and Rex E. Chandler were Captains, First Field Artillery, stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Chandler was promoted to Brigadier General in early 1945 (referred to in this letter: “Silver star”). Brigadier General McAuliffe was serving as Commander of Division Artillery of the 101st Airborne Division when he parachuted into Normandy on D-Day and when he replied “Nuts!” to a formal German surrender ultimatum six months later on December 22, 1944.<br /><br />From the National Postal Museum of the Smithsonian Institution: “V or Victory mail, was a valuable tool for the military during World War II. The process, which originated in England, was the microfilming of specially designed letter sheets. Instead of using valuable cargo space to ship whole letters overseas, microfilmed copies were sent in their stead and then ‘blown up’ at an overseas destination before being delivered to military personnel mail ensured that thousands of tons of shipping space could be reserved for war materials. The 37 mail bags required to carry 150,000 one-page letters could be replaced by a single mail sack. The weight of that same amount of mail was reduced dramatically from 2,575 pounds to a mere 45. The blue-striped cardboard containers held V-mail letter forms. <br /><br />“The system of microfilming letters was based on the use of special V-mail letter-sheets, which were a combination of letter and envelope. The letter-sheets were constructed and gummed so as to fold into a uniform and distinctively marked envelope. The user wrote the message in the limited space provided, added the name and address of the recipient, folded the form, affixed postage, if necessary, and mailed the letter. V-mail correspondence was then reduced to thumb-nail size on microfilm. The rolls of film were sent to prescribed destinations for developing at a receiving station near the addressee. Finally, individual facsimiles of the letter-sheets were reproduced about one-quarter the original size and the miniature mail was then delivered to the addressee.<br />

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        [Photograph]: African-American Aviator. Circa 1945

      Wichita Falls, Texas: Raley Portraits, 1945. Fine. Portrait photograph of an African-American aviator. Measuring 3" x 5" gelatin silver print. Fine in about fine card frame and name of "Raley Portraits" on both mount and verso of the image. The unidentified aviator is pictured wearing a leather helmet and goggles, white scarf, and leather flight jacket. The patch on the jacket indicates that he served with the Army Airways Communications System (AACS) which began in 1943. While the patch is missing the white border that indicates post-WWII service, we cannot confirm the exact date of the photo. The aviator is unidentified, but with presumably a relatively small number of African-American pilots thus employed, further identification might require only some modest research.

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        Denkmäler der Gemeinschaft. Ein Buch von den Gemeinschaftsarbeiten im Traditionsgau München-Oberbayern * mit O r i g i n a l - S c h u t z u m s c h l a g

      (noch zu Nr.12296:) . . . An die Mädel und Jungmädel des BDM in der HJ des Traditiongaues! Meine Kameradinnen! Die Erziehung zur Gemeinschaft ist eine der vornehmsten Aufgaben, die sich der BDM und die HJ. gestellt haben. So sind wir Kameradinnen geworden! Der tiefste Sinn der Kameradschaft aber ist, ein hohes, gemeinsames Ziel zu haben und an einem großen, gemeinsamen Werk miteinander schaffen zu dürfen. Für die Wintermonate hat unser Gauleiter Adolf Wagner der NSDAP. und allen Volksgenossen im Traditionsgau eine gewaltige Aufgabe gestellt: durch gemeinsames Werken soll in jeder Gemeinde etwas Neues entstehen, das nur geschaffen werden kann durch den Einsatz aller Männer und Frauen, aller Jungen und Mädel. Wir arbeiten freudig mit all unserem Wollen, mit unserem ganzen Können: Werkarbeit, Nadelarbeit, Zeichnen, Malen, Schreibarbeiten, Verständigungsdienst, Festgestaltung - all das sind Möglichkeiten, die unsere Mithilfe unentbehrlich machen. Ich weise hiermit alle dienstältesten Führerinnen des BDM jeder Ortsgruppe der NSDAP an, sich sofort mit ihrem zuständigen Hoheitsträger zusammenzusetzen, um den Einsatz der Einheiten des BDM und der HJ. nach seinem Vorschlag sehr rasch voranzutreiben. Das Ergebnis dieser Verhandlungen, die Art der Mitarbeiter usw. ist umgehend unter Umgehung des Diensweges an die zuständige BDM-Untergaufführerin und von da an an den Obergau, Referat Gemeinschaftsarbeit, zu melden. Mädel und Jungmädel im Traditionsgau! Unser Gauleiter hat uns gerufen: wir folgen! Heil dem Führer! Eure Hilde Königsbauer."- Beispiel für einen "Sonderbefehl": "SS-Oberabschnitt Süd, Abt.IA. Obenstehender Befehl ist gültig auch für die im Bereich des Traditionsgaues München-Oberbayern liegenden SS-Einheiten, und zwar: II./92. SS-Standarte und Teile der I./ und III./SS-Standarte. Desgleichen ist er einschlägig für alle in diesem Gebiet liegenden SS-Sondereinheiten des SS-Oberabschnitts Süd, und zwar: 15. SS-Reiter-Standarte (soweit im Gaugebiet) SS-Nachrichtensturmbann 1 (ohne 3./Nastuba 1) / SS-Pioniersturmbann 1. Der Stabsführer des SS-Oberabschnitts Süd: Zenner, SS-Oberführer". - Erstausgabe in guter Erhaltung (Schutzumschlag etwas gebräunt, minimal angeschmutzt, wenige Einrisse, sonst gut). - Deutsches / Drittes / Großdeutsches Reich, Bauwesen in Bayern vor 1945/Kriegsende, nationalsozialistische Bauten / Baugesinnung, Deutsches Wohnungshilfswerk, Bauen / Baukunst / nationalsozialistischer Bildband, Nationalsozialismus, NS.-Schrifttum, illustrierte Bücher, Architekten im Dritten Reich, nationalsozialistische Baukunst und Bautätigkeit, NSDAP-Gebäude und -einrichtungen, Bauten der Partei, NS-Architektur, nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung

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        Esthétique du Mal

      Cummington, Mass: Published by Printed At the Cummington Press, 1945. No. XXII of 40 copies (total edition of 340) signed by the Stevens and the illustrator, Wightman Williams, on Van Gelder wove paper. With pen & ink drawings hand colored in pink, green, and yellow by Wightman Williams. Printed from Centaur types. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's quarter black leather and painted paper boards. Spine ends worn as in most copies, some light soiling to boards. In a custom half black morocco slipcase and chemise. Wightman Williams. No. XXII of 40 copies (total edition of 340) signed by the Stevens and the illustrator, Wightman Williams, on Van Gelder wove paper. With pen & ink drawings hand colored in pink, green, and yellow by Wightman Williams. Printed from Centaur types. 1 vols. 8vo. First edition of one of Steven's most successful long-form poems, printed in a deluxe edition by Harry Duncan at his Cummington Press. Stevens was closely involved in the process of designing the book and choosing its materials. He balked at excessive delays in the book's production - the book was not published until November 1945, four months after the July date on the title - though he was ultimately pleased with the results. Edelstein A10

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        Newsmap for the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 14 weeks - 191st Week of U.S. Participation. Monday, 13 August, 1945. Week of 31 July to 7 August.

      New York. Army Information Branch. 08-13- 1945. Volume IV, No. 17 B/F. Poster, two sided, sheet 35 x 47 inches, folded to 9 x 12 inches as issued. Very light creasing, overall very good condition. (Photo is a stock photo of this very large piece). One side is a striking relief style map of Formosa (Taiwan) with inset map at right edge showing the strategic position of the island for the Japanese military effort. The text comments on the island's importance for Japan and the recent buildup of Japanese troops there. The other side of the poster relates the outcome of the Potsdam Conference; at left is a two-color map of Europe and Africa with the European boundaries as of January 1938, at right a map of the Pacific Arena with Hiroshima, target of the U.S. atomic bomb, marked "it is a weapon which could end all war - or all mankind."

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        Epreuves, exorcismes

      Gallimard 1945 - - Gallimard, Paris 1945, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition en partie originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure en demi maroquin bleu marine, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier bleu, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Henri Michaux à René Laporte. Exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer monté sur onglet. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition partly original, one of the review copies service. Binding half navy blue morocco, back with five nerves, golden date tail, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of blue paper, preserved covers, gilded head, binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Precious autograph dedication signed by Henri Michaux to René Laporte. Full copy of his prayer to insert mounted on tab. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Surreal Composition.

      Ca. 1945.(). Etching on Japan paper. 31 x 45 cm. Signed in pencil. Matted. From the collection of the Sylvan Cole Gallery.

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        Brideshead Revisited

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1945. The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, plain green endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

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        Cannery Row

      The Viking Press, New York 1945 - First Printing of First Edition, First Issue in light-buff cloth boards, top page edge stained blue [Goldstone-Payne A22.b]. Book in near fine to fine condition, with light wear to board ends, and light age toning to endpapers and page edge; and in near fine dust jacket, with a couple tiny closed tears, mild edge wear, and light soiling. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Inner Sanctum] Complete script archive of the six films from Universal's "Inner Sanctum" film series, 1943-1945

      Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1945. Complete archive of scripts from Universal's acclaimed 1940s horror film series, all working drafts. In 1943, Universal struck a deal with Simon and Schuster, obtaining screen rights to titles from the publisher's Inner Sanctum imprint, all set to star Universal horror star Lon Chaney, Jr. Included are the following draft scripts: "Calling Dr. Death" (1943). Copy belonging to associate producer Ben Pivar, with his ownership name in holograph pencil on the front wrapper. Pivar purchased freelance writer Edward Dein's original screenplay, and selected Reginald Le Borg to direct. The film would set the standard for the series, including the introductory sequence of a crystal ball gazer who warns the audience of impending, albeit cinematic, doom, and the recurrent "stream of consciousness" voiceover. Weird Woman" (1943). Notation in holograph pencil on the front wrapper reads: "Copy from which we mimeod [sic] white final script 11/20/43" Holograph notations in pencil throughout, and nearly every leaf contains stapled revisions. Based on the 1943 story, "Conjure Wife," by Fritz Leiber, Jr. "Dead Man's Eyes" (1944). Draft script. Copy belonging to studio secretary Marion Pecht, with her name in holograph pencil at the top right corner of the front wrapper. Directed by Reginald Le Borg. "The Frozen Ghost" (1945). Draft script. Each page watermarked with "CONTRACT FILE COPY," and notations in holograph pencil on two leaves, making mention of story writer Henry Sucher. "Strange Confession" (1945). Draft script. Remake of "The Man Who Reclaimed His Head" (1934). Director John Hoffman in his directorial debut helped create one of the film series' stronger titles, with slow but deliberate direction and an excellent soundtrack. 'Pillow of Death" (1945). Draft script. "To Central Files" in holograph pencil on the front wrapper, and a credit for screenwriter George Bricker. Directed by Wallace Fox. Weaver US.

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        SÁRGA KÖNYV. ADATOK A MAGYAR ZSIDÓSÁG HÁBORÚS SZENVEDÉSEIBOL. 1941-1945.

      Hechaluc kiadás. Budapest. 1945. (1945) . Original Illustrated Paper Wrappers, Small 8vo, 216 pages. Eredeti borítóval. Includes 9 powerful original linocut illustrations, and cover design, by Shagra Weil. Also includes a bit of music.Title translates as "The Yellow Book. Data on the War Losses of Hungarian Jewry. 1941-1945." One of the earliest book about the Hungarian Holocaust. Published by Hechaluc (Hehalutz), the Zionist resistant movement, whose legendary headquarters was located at the Üvegház (Glasshouse) in Budapest, a former glass-store. During the Holocaust about 3000 people found shelter there and it was the center for producing fake identification documents to save Hungarian Jews from persecution. Shraga Weil (Ferenc Ferdinánd; 1918-2009) was a Hungarian born Israeli painter. He studied at the Academy of Art in Prague and École des Beaux Arts in Paris. During WWII he was active in the Zionist underground movement in Budapest, working in the workshop for forging documents. After the war he sailed for Palestine on an illegal immigrant ship and became a member of Kibbutz Ha'ogen where he lived until his death. In 1959 Weil was awarded the Dizengoff Prize for painting. He created the doors of the main entrance to the Knesset building and the President's residence in Jerusalem. Weil painted the wooden panels in the Israeli Hall at the Kennedy Center. Sándor Groszmann (Alexander Grossmann, Ben Erec; 1909-2003) was a journalist and publisher, one of the main activists of the Hungarian Zionist movement and co-founder of "Hashomer Hatzair" in Hungary. He was one of the leaders at the "Glasshouse". "When the argument arose about whether to absorb more Jews into the 'Glass House' as they might endanger the lives of those already living there, he said: 'For the sake of one hundred thousand Jews it is worth to endanger our own lives'". (Gur, D.; 2007). After the liberation he was the secretary of JDC (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) in Budapest and member of the board of the Hungarian Zionist Association and of the "Eretz-Israel" office. In 1949 he left Hungary and after living in Austria and Israel he settled down in Switzerland where he started to publish books and the periodical "Jöv?" (Future). [Bibl.: Gur, D.: Brothers for Resistance and Rescue. The Underground Zionist Youth Movement in Hungary during Word War II. Jerusalem-New York, 2007; Cohen, A.: The Halutz Resistance in Hungary, 1942-1944. New York, 1986.]. Paper aged, Very Good Condition. (holo2-125-27) xx .

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        The David Powers collection of John F. Kennedy's speeches and manuscripts.

      c.1945&#150;63 - Together 73 items, autograph and manuscript material as individually described below. The David Powers collection of John F. Kennedy's speeches and manuscripts spans the statesman's political career up to the presidency, from his first primary race in the 11th District in 1946 to the eve of nomination as president in the summer of 1960, encompassing three Congressional campaigns, two runs for the Senate, and a bid for the vice presidency. David Francis Powers (1912&#150;1998) grew up in Charlestown, Mass., the son of Irish immigrants. He served in every one of Kennedy's political campaigns from 1946 to 1960 as one of his most important political operatives. In the White House, as Special Assistant, his duties included preparing briefings and ushering distinguished guests into the Oval office. He was Kennedy's most intimate friend, advisor, and personal "fixer". Kenneth O'Donnell, top aide to both JFK and Lyndon Johnson, once remarked "Outside of Bobby, President Kennedy had one really close friend and that was Dave Powers." Following the assassination (during which he was riding in the following car), Powers remained in the White House until January 1965 when he resigned to assume the post of curator for the planned John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, a position he maintained until 1994. Most of the material in this collection &#150; including reading copies and manuscript drafts &#150; has never been published. Together with related notes and other mementoes kept by Powers, these speeches are among the largest cache of original JFK documents remaining in private hands. Highlights include: &#151; Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy President of the United States of America (Washington DC, January 20, 1961), printed pamphlet, inscribed by JFK to David Powers: "For Dave from John Kennedy Christmas, 1961"; &#151; "Address of the Honorable John F. Kennedy before the Mass. Federation of Labor, Boston, August 4, 1949", manuscript with holograph corrections personally typed by JFK; &#151; "The Challenge Abroad", a large-type reading copy with extensive deletions in both ink and pencil including emendations in JFK's hand, one of his foreign policy speeches (" there is a real possibility in Formosa that the tail in this case will wag the dog &#150; that, in the event of Chiang's attack upon the mainland and a Communist retaliation upon Formosa, we will be dragged into a war &#150; possibly an atomic war, probably a world war "); &#151; "Africa &#150; The Coming Challenge", a large-type reading copy delivered at Wesleyan University with corrections and emendations in JFK's hand, a speech delivered in 1959 anticipating his formation of the Peace Corps; &#151; Seven similar typed manuscripts for JFK's political speeches in the late 1940s that Powers believed to be the only copies extant. The material in this collection does not, perforce, include anything of significance dating after Kennedy's inauguration. Prior to the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, presidential papers and effects were understood to be the private property of the president. The Presidential Libraries Act of 1955 encouraged future presidents to donate their historical materials to the government. This was made mandatory by the Presidential Records Act of 1978, which established that records that document the constitutional, statutory, and ceremonial duties of the President are the property of the United States Government, but Kennedy had already acted in the spirit of the 1955 Act by choosing a plot of land in Boston to house the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Powers honoured that commitment by keeping back for his own collection only material dating prior to the presidency. The collection was purchased in the 1990s from David Powers by the rare book dealer Maury A. Bromsen (1919&#150;2005). Bromsen sold the archive to a private collector in around 2003. I Speeches i) Typed manuscript, 14 pp., 4to, no place, c.1945&#150;6, reading copy not formally titled, with holograph underline on first page i [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        EL NUMERO 7

      EDIGE EDICIONES GENERALES, Barcelona 1945 - SPAGNOLO Brossura editoriale illustrata con ritratto del Fuhrer in nero, con titoli rossi e bianchi, ingiallita, con fioritura ed usura da scaffalatura, pagine con fioriture e gore soprattutto alle prime ed ultime 10 pagine, leggermente presenti nelle altre, fioritura ai tagli La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        The David Powers collection of John F. Kennedy's speeches and manuscripts.

      c.1945–63. Together 73 items, autograph and manuscript material as individually described below. The David Powers collection of John F. Kennedy's speeches and manuscripts spans the statesman's political career up to the presidency, from his first primary race in the 11th District in 1946 to the eve of nomination as president in the summer of 1960, encompassing three Congressional campaigns, two runs for the Senate, and a bid for the vice presidency. David Francis Powers (1912–1998) grew up in Charlestown, Mass., the son of Irish immigrants. He served in every one of Kennedy's political campaigns from 1946 to 1960 as one of his most important political operatives. In the White House, as Special Assistant, his duties included preparing briefings and ushering distinguished guests into the Oval office. He was Kennedy's most intimate friend, advisor, and personal "fixer". Kenneth O'Donnell, top aide to both JFK and Lyndon Johnson, once remarked "Outside of Bobby, President Kennedy had one really close friend and that was Dave Powers." Following the assassination (during which he was riding in the following car), Powers remained in the White House until January 1965 when he resigned to assume the post of curator for the planned John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, a position he maintained until 1994. Most of the material in this collection – including reading copies and manuscript drafts – has never been published. Together with related notes and other mementoes kept by Powers, these speeches are among the largest cache of original JFK documents remaining in private hands. Highlights include: — Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy President of the United States of America (Washington DC, January 20, 1961), printed pamphlet, inscribed by JFK to David Powers: "For Dave from John Kennedy Christmas, 1961"; — "Address of the Honorable John F. Kennedy before the Mass. Federation of Labor, Boston, August 4, 1949", manuscript with holograph corrections personally typed by JFK; — "The Challenge Abroad", a large-type reading copy with extensive deletions in both ink and pencil including emendations in JFK's hand, one of his foreign policy speeches ("… there is a real possibility in Formosa that the tail in this case will wag the dog – that, in the event of Chiang's attack upon the mainland and a Communist retaliation upon Formosa, we will be dragged into a war – possibly an atomic war, probably a world war …"); — "Africa – The Coming Challenge", a large-type reading copy delivered at Wesleyan University with corrections and emendations in JFK's hand, a speech delivered in 1959 anticipating his formation of the Peace Corps; — Seven similar typed manuscripts for JFK's political speeches in the late 1940s that Powers believed to be the only copies extant. The material in this collection does not, perforce, include anything of significance dating after Kennedy's inauguration. Prior to the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, presidential papers and effects were understood to be the private property of the president. The Presidential Libraries Act of 1955 encouraged future presidents to donate their historical materials to the government. This was made mandatory by the Presidential Records Act of 1978, which established that records that document the constitutional, statutory, and ceremonial duties of the President are the property of the United States Government, but Kennedy had already acted in the spirit of the 1955 Act by choosing a plot of land in Boston to house the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Powers honoured that commitment by keeping back for his own collection only material dating prior to the presidency. The collection was purchased in the 1990s from David Powers by the rare book dealer Maury A. Bromsen (1919–2005). Bromsen sold the archive to a private collector in around 2003. I Speeches i) Typed manuscript, 14 pp., 4to, no place, c.1945–6, reading copy not formally titled, with holograph underline on first page in an unidentified hand. According to Powers, initially entitled "The Interdependence of Man", later altered to "We Must Be Worthy of Our Times". An early version of JFK's standard 1946 stump speech for the 11th District Congressional campaign, evoking his wartime experience in PT 109, concluding "we must be worthy of our times!" ii) John F. Kennedy Independence Day Oration – Some Elements of the American Character … Delivered Before the City Government and Citizens of Boston in Faneuil Hall … July 4, 1946. Boston: City of Boston Printing Department, 1946. Printed pamphlet: 24 pp, 8vo, titled paper wraps, bound with blue cord. ("… the right of the individual against the State is the keystone of our Constitution. Each man is free. He is free in thought. He is free in expression. He is free in worship. To us, who have been reared in the American tradition, these rights have become part of our very being … there are large sections of the world today where these rights are denied as a matter of philosophy and as a matter of government.") iii) Autograph manuscript, in pencil, 19 pp. (18 ff.), no place, no date, but spring 1947 and likely delivered in Massachusetts. A lengthy draft on the history of labour legislation and the issues surrounding the proposed National Labor Relations Act (Taft–Hartley). With 6 additional pp. of typed transcriptions. iv) Typed manuscript, 4 pp., 4to, Miami, 19 Dec. 1947, "Freedom Speech – Miami." With 8pp. 8vo pamphlet for "Rededication Rally Commemorating the Arrival of the Freedom Train Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, December 19, 1947 – 7:45 P.M." A short address written for the arrival of the Freedom Train, a travelling exhibition that included the originals of the Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. According to Powers, this is the only copy of this speech extant. v) Typed manuscript, 9 pp. on onionskin paper, 4to, [Boston], 10 Jan. 1948: "Address of the Honorable John F. Kennedy Before the National Guard of Mass. on January 10th, 1948" with numerous corrections and emendations in JFK's hand in both pen and pencil. vi) Typed manuscript, 7 pp., 4to, [Cambridge, Mass.,] 8 Mar. 1949. An untitled address on the function of government in society with 31 holograph corrections in an unknown hand. Together with Typed manuscript, 2 pp., 4to, [Cambridge, Mass.,] 8 Mar. 1949, "Notes by Representative John F. Kennedy" with several pencil holograph corrections likely in the hand of JFK. Also together with a 4pp. 8vo programme for the Harvard Law School Forum meeting at the Rindge Tech Auditorium, Cambridge, Mass., 18 Mar. 1949. An important address delivered during a forum and debate with Norman Thomas, the six-time socialist presidential candidate, and Harvard Business School Professor John Welcher, on the proper place of government in society. JFK argued the middle road between planned socialism and laissez faire economics. vii) Typed manuscript, 4 pp. on onionskin paper 4to, [Boston], 1 June 1949 with several ink and pencil corrections in an unknown hand. Identified by Powers as "Speech Charlestown Navy Yard." A heartfelt address before his constituency concerning efforts to keep the Charlestown Navy Yard in active operation. Powers notes that the speech was personally typed by JFK and this is the only copy extant. viii) Typed manuscript, 4 pp. 4to, West Harwich, Mass., 18 June 1949 – "Address of Congressman John F. Kennedy Before the Postmasters' Convention at West Harwich, Mass. – June 18, 1949." A short address before the assembled postmasters of the state. Of interest is an optional section at the end to be read – if time permitted – requesting support for legislation regarding air mail. According to Powers, this is the only copy extant. ix) Typed manuscript, 5 pp., 4to, Boston, August 4, 1949 with 7 holograph corrections with 11 words in JFK's hand, "Address of the Honorable John F. Kennedy Before the Mass. Federation of Labor, Boston, August 4, 1949." A wide-ranging address to labor leaders in the wake of Taft–Hartley. JFK discusses the prospect of tight credit and unemployment. According to Powers, the speech was personally typed by JFK. x) Typed manuscript, 5 pp., 4to, [Boston, 15 Sept. 1949], no title, with additional Autograph manuscript, on one 4to sheet of JFK's Congressional letterhead, being part of the draft of the typed address. Delivered to the Congress of Industrial Organizations Convention. With additional transcriptions of JFK's corrections to the typescript in the hand of Evelyn Lincoln. An address on several matters important to labor including unemployment, the minimum wage law, and the ramifications of Taft–Hartley. He delivers a warning to labor leaders that they are in danger of losing public support. In particular, he urges the leaders to police their leadership for Communists in an effort to repair their tarnished public image. According to Powers, this is the only copy extant. xi) Typed manuscript, 7 pp., 4to, [no place, likely Boston], 26 Oct. 1949 with numerous pencil corrections by JFK including 24 words in his hand: "The Mass. Civic League October 26, 1949." An address on the problems of organizational reform in Congress. According to Powers, this may be the only copy of this in existence. xii) Typed manuscript, 2 pp., 4to, no place, 21 Nov. 1949 – with several pencil corrections and emendations in JFK's hand on a speech delivered before the "Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation Dinner November 21, 1949." A short introductory set of remarks for the dinner, in which JFK manages to slip in remarks about the expanding role of government in society. According to Powers, the only copy of speech extant. xiii) Autograph manuscript, 2 pp. in pencil (one leaf), 8vo, no place, c.1950. A note discussing inflation, social security, and other matters, likely in preparation for a speech. xiv) Typed manuscript, 8 pp. on onionskin paper, 4to, [Notre Dame, Indiana,]29 Jan. 1950. "Commencement Address of the Honorable John F. Kennedy (D. Mass.) at the University of Notre Dame on January 29th, 1950." With a small doodle at top right of first page. JFK spoke at Notre Dame upon receipt of an honorary degree ("Never before in our history has there been a greater need for men of integrity and courage in public service. Never before in our history has there been a greater need for the people to take up willingly the responsibility for free government …") xv) Partial typed manuscript, 3 pp. [Boston, 22 May 1950] with heavy holograph corrections and emendations by JFK. With additional photocopy of the 2nd page with transcriptions of some of the passages by JFK found on pp. 4 and 5 of the original in the hand of David Powers. A partial draft of a heavily reworked speech for a speech delivered at Commonwealth Pier on National Maritime Day on the history of the merchant marine as well as the need to revitalize the port of Boston. xvi) Typed manuscript, 11 pp. 4to, all typed on the verso of his congressional letterhead, Magnolia, Mass., 25 June 1950, with numerous pencil corrections and emendations in JFK's hand including 56 words: "Address before the Sons of Italy, Magnolia, June 25, 1950." Addressing the Sons of Italy, JFK assesses the post-war political situation in Italy, with a broader discussion on the global struggle against communism. The speech concludes with an early statement on the crisis in Indochina. xvii) Typed manuscript, 4 pp., 4to, [Washington] 22 Feb. 1951: "Statement of the Honorable John F. Kennedy (D., Mass.) Before Joint Senate Committees on February 22, 1951, on Senate Resolution 8"; together with photocopy of published remarks. In 1951 JFK made a trip to Europe evaluating the ability of NATO forces to repel a Soviet invasion. He concluded that NATO military strength was insufficient. He argued that the United States needed to send more troops as well as insist on more manpower from the Europeans. His analysis earned him bipartisan support. xviii) Typed manuscript, 7 pp., [Worcester, Mass., 6 Aug. 1951], draft speech to be delivered before the Massachusetts Federation of Labor Convention, with heavy ink holograph corrections in the hand of JFK and approximately 180 words in his hand. With 4 additional leaves bearing handwritten transcriptions of JFK's corrections by Evelyn Lincoln. One of three drafts in this collection of his address before the Labor Convention, this being the third draft. Together with the other two drafts (see next item), they help illuminate JFK's methods in formulating his speeches. In this case, JFK takes two seemingly disparate themes – military strength and inflation – and effectively illustrates how the issues are interrelated. xix) Autograph manuscript, 4 pp., 4to, [Worcester, Mass., Aug. 1951] together with a Typed manuscript, 7 pp., 4to, Worcester, Mass., 6 Aug. 1951. "Address of the Honorable John F. Kennedy (D., Mass.) Before the Massachusetts Federation of Labor at the Annual Convention in Worcester, August 6, 1951" with numerous corrections and extensive emendations. xx) Typed manuscript, 1 p. on Ritz-Carlton Boston stationery, 8vo (folded 4to sheet), [Boston, November 1951] with Autograph Notes on verso recording bets on various college football games with David Powers and others. JFK's second trip abroad in 1951 was a tour of the Middle East and South East Asia, including India, Indochina, Korea, and Japan. On his return JFK delivered several talks on the subject. A revealing set of notes emphasizing the decline of colonialism and its ramifications for the Cold War. xxi) Typed manuscript, 5 pp., 4to, [New Bedford, Mass., 9 Mar. 1952], untitled, with ink and pencil corrections and emendations by JFK. Together with an Autograph manuscript, 3 pp. on JFK's congressional letterhead, 4to, no place, no date, but c. March 1952, bearing figures in preparation for the speech. Also together with a mimeographed copy of the typed speech. xxii) Autograph manuscript, 10 pp. on yellow lined paper, legal folio [Washington, c. June 1953]. Together with a Typed manuscript, 1 p., 4to with holograph corrections and emendations. Eventually titled "Mutual Security Act of 1951, as Amended, June 30, 1951." With handwritten transcription in the hand on Evelyn Lincoln. With photocopied proof of his speech as delivered on the Senate floor. An early draft of one of JFK's first major foreign policy speeches on the Senate floor in which he proposed criteria for aid to the French in Indochina. xxiii) Typed manuscript, 7 pp., 4to, Boston, 11 Nov. 1955. "Address by Hon. John F. Kennedy U.S. Senator from Mass. United Cerebral Palsy Sixth Annual Convention Friday evening, November 11, 1955" with numerous ink corrections and emendations by JFK. JFK discusses the need for need for increased cooperation between the public and private sectors in combating significant public health issues. xxiv) Typed manuscript, 7 pp., 4to, Boston, 16 Feb. 1956. "Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy, The National Conference of Christians & Jews, Inc. February 16, 1956 – Boston." With numerous ink and pencil corrections and emendations in JFK's hand. With photocopy of entire speech with additional typed transcriptions of JFK's emendations. JFK addresses an ecumenical conference, stressing the need to avoid exclusion based on religious affiliation. The subject of JFK's Catholicism was being raised as his name began to appear on short lists for the Vice-Presidential nomination. xxv) Typed manuscript, 10 pp., 4to, Chicago, 17 Mar. 1956."Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy, March 17, 1956, Before the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago." With numerous ink and pencil corrections, underlines and emendations in JFK's hand including an extensive holograph paragraph on the verso of the second page. An inspiring address given on St. Patrick's Day 1956. JFK implores his predominantly Irish audience to look to their own history as an oppressed people in the context of European colonialism in Africa and Asia. xxvi) Typed manuscript, 17 pp., 4to, no place, [c. Sept.–Oct. 1958]. "The Challenge Abroad", a large-type reading copy with extensive deletions in both ink and pencil including emendations in JFK's hand. Also includes an extensive holograph emendation on the verso of p. 15. One of JFK's foreign policy speeches that he used on numerous occasions between 1958 and 1959. ("… there is a real possibility in Formosa that the tail in this case will wag the dog – that, in the event of Chiang's attack upon the mainland and a Communist retaliation upon Formosa, we will be dragged into a war – possibly an atomic war, probably a world war – at a time and place not of our own choosing, in an argument over two islands not essential to our security, and by an action of Chiang Kai-Shek not initiated with our consent.") xxvii) Typed manuscript, 5 pp., 4to, Swampscott, Mass., 24 Sept. 1958. "Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy (D. Mass.) National Convention of the Emblem Club, New Ocean House, Swampscott, Massachusetts, Wednesday, 24 Sept. 1958, 7:30 P.M." With several underscores and holograph corrections and emendations by JFK. Speech delivered to the women's auxiliary of the Elks club, discussing the history of women in politics. xxviii) Autograph manuscript, 1 p., 4to, no place, [1 May 1959, but possibly 1958]. An untitled set of remarks honouring Gov. Pat Brown of California on verso of a typescript reading copy of another speech discussing the Democrats and their favourable disposition toward business. With typed transcript. A set of brief remarks likely written just before his appearance during a swing through California. xxix) Typed manuscript, 12 pp., 4to, Washington, 4 May 1959. "India and China", a large-type reading copy delivered before the "Conference on India and the United States – 1959." Sponsored by the Committee for International Economic Growth at the Mayflower Hotel, Washington. David Powers remarked that the speech was also used during the Wisconsin Primary and delivered at the University of Wisconsin on 24 Mar. 1960. xxx) Typed manuscript, 12 pp., 4to, [Seattle, Washington, 20 June 1959]. "The Six Great Challenges of the Sixties", a large-type reading copy with extensive holograph corrections, deletions and emendations by JFK. Another one of JFK's position papers, this encapsulating six problems – or "challenges" – the United States would face in the upcoming decade: population, agriculture, energy and technology, basic living standards, world hunger, and nationalism. xxxi) Typed manuscript, 10 pp., 4to, Lincoln, Nebraska, October 13, 1959. "Africa – The Coming Challenge", a large-type reading copy delivered at Wesleyan University with corrections and emendations in JFK's hand. The verso of p. 10 has ink notes in JFK's hand that have been transcribed by Evelyn Lincoln. JFK makes the case for increased world financial aid to the continent as well as marshalling the intellectual might of the United States to assist the newly-emerging nations of Africa (anticipating his later call for the formation of the Peace Corps). xxxii) Typed manuscript, 19 pp., 4to, Jamestown, North Dakota, 6 Feb. 1960. "Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy (Dem. -Mass.), Stutsman County Democratic Committee Dinner, Jamestown, North Dakota – Saturday, February 6, 1960." With numerous ink corrections in JFK's hand. Lengthy notes on verso of page 19 not transcribed. JFK on agricultural policy, usually considered his weakest point. xxxiii) Typed manuscript, 17 pp., 4to, Newport, Oregon, 10 Feb. 1960, "Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy (Dem. -Mass.), Democratic Dinner – Newport, Oregon, Wednesday Evening, February 10, 1960." With numerous pen and pencil corrections in JFK's hand. The deleterious effects of high interest rates on the American economy. xxxiv) Typed manuscript, 13 pp., 4to, Alexandria, Indiana, 7 Apr. 1960. "Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy, Farm Forum, Alexandria, Indiana, April 7, 1960." Large-type reading copy with several ink lines at margins. Another speech during the primaries on farm issues. According to David Powers, this is likely the only copy extant. xxxv) Typed manuscript, 15 pp., 4to, Lafayette, Indiana, 7 Apr. 1960. Title pasted on top of large-type reading copy: "Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy (Dem. -Mass.), Lafayette, Indiana – April 7, 1960, Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner." With holograph notes and corrections to text in addition to notes on the verso of pp. 15. xxxvi) Typed manuscript, 9 pp., 4to, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 19 June 1960. Printed title pasted at top of first page, "Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy (Dem. -Mass.), American Legion State Convention, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Sunday Morning, June 19, 1960." Large-type reading copy with several holograph corrections and emendations by JFK. Final page bears lengthy holograph notes also in JFK's hand. Together with a typed transcription of the holograph notes by Evelyn Lincoln. Subtitled "Defense", a detailed critique of the Eisenhower administration's defence policies highlighting the so-called missile gap. xxxvii) Typed manuscript, 11 pp., 4to, Spring Lake, New Jersey, 22 June 1960. "Remarks of John F. Kennedy (Dem. -Mass.), Essex County Democratic Dinner, Spring Lake, New Jersey, Wednesday, June 22, 1960." With several ink corrections and underlines and extensive holograph notes by JFK on the verso of the last page. With typed transcription of holograph notes by Evelyn Lincoln. Two weeks before the Los Angeles Convention at which he was nominated for President, JFK offers a policy speech on building upon the accomplishments of the New Deal and the Fair Deal. II Additional Material xxxviii) Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy President of the United States of America (Washington, January 20, 1961) Printed pamphlet: 8p. 4to with original white cloth slipcase. Inscribed on the front blank flyleaf by JFK to David Powers: "For Dave from John Kennedy Christmas, 1961." xxxix) Typed manuscript, 2p. 4to, no place, 29 Mar. 1958. A typed list with several pen and pencil notations in JFK's hand, of Indiana politicians who were to be delegates in the next Democratic National Convention. xl) Autograph notes, in ink with a doodle on the address portion of an 8vo campaign postcard for Norman M. Clapp who was running for Congress in [1958?] for the 3rd district. xli) Autograph note, 1 p., 12mo., no place [c. April 1952] to David Powers: "Here are the letters. There must be many more – When will I receive them. How many did we get in all." According to Powers, he received this soon after JFK announced his candidacy for the Senate on 6 Apr. 1952. xlii) Partial autograph note, 1 p., 8vo, no place, c. June 1952 following a dinner at Dave Powers's home soon after he was married on 21 June 1952: "I want you to know how much I enjoyed the dinner Monday night. You were all very nice to me …" xliii) Autograph note, 1 p., 12mo., no place, no date, c.1956, in pencil, a series of notes including: "1. Call Vogue 2. Cancel for this Sunday and move it up to the next Sunday. Check on planes …" In April 1956, JFK had published an article in Vogue entitled "Brothers, I Presume". xliv) Autograph note, 1 p., 8vo on US Senate Memorandum sheet, no place, no date. A series of informal notes listing names and addresses including a "Dr. Nancy B. Cummings 5420 Conn NW …" Dr. Cummings was a kidney specialist in the Washington area. xlv) Autograph note, 1 p., 16mo., no place, no date. Several informal notes by JFK: "Charles Pineveille Co. Dr. Charles Stacey for his complaint either Charles or George …" Stacey was a noted orthopaedic surgeon. With typed transcript of notes. xlvi) Autograph note, 2 pp. (both sides of a sheet), 12mo. on personal letterhead, no place, no date. An informal set of notes and doodles: " … American Citizen Father Burns Father Burns …" On the verso JFK writes the New York address of Paul de Rosiere, a French business executive who, following the Second World War, managed a consortium of French businessmen whom he led on a tour of the US industrial plants to study ways to accelerate French recovery. In 1950 he came to New York and served seven years with Cartier then joining Harry Winston before returning to Paris in 1962. xlvii) Autograph note, 2 pp., oblong 8vo, no place, no date, but likely before 1952. "Enclosed a sheet which carries several of the changes I have made in the paper you have published. I have not heard from Murphy yet – have you done anything about their care yet? I recd. the stationery. It should last the rest of my life. Do we have any envelopes without the transparent paper – Just standard envelopes …" xlviii) Autograph note, 1 p. on the verso of a blank sheet of his 8vo Congressional letterhead, no place, no date, but c.1946: "Certainly the most experience Democracy in Action Truman – not a bad motto But I have a job to stay in" A testament to JFK's independence as a Congressman and to his ambivalence toward Harry Truman. In 1960 Truman emerged as a major obstacle to JFK's nomination, publicly questioning his youth and Catholicism. xlix) Autograph note, 1 p., oblong 12mo., no place, no date, but likely before 1953 according to Powers. An example illustrating the pressures from the deluge of requests and demands that daily flooded a congressman's office. "This fellow has been very nice to me – but I think this request is a out of line – you can answer that you don't know – just so I have the record." l) Autograph note, 1 p., 12mo., no place, no date. Several notes and doodles including "Boston Office Frank", "Ivan Delaney – pay", and "Lou Harris", the noted pollster who worked very closely with JFK's 1960 presidential campaign. li) Autograph note, 2 pp. (one leaf) 12mo. on a blank receipt from Davies & Son (London) Ltd., [n.p., n.d.] a series of notes including phone numbers, words include "Dr. Graves", "Sorensen", "Sen. Clark", "Lou Harris's" and doodles on the verso. lii) Autograph note, 1p. 16mo., on his personal stationery, [n.p., n.d.] in pencil with transcript including "Bill Bennett Federal Public Commission", "Agriculture program", and "Lehamn Economist." liii) Autograph Note on one trimmed page, oblong 12mo., according to Powers written to Dave to tell "Matty" (an old friend of Dave's, who worked in a Charlestown Irish pub and had recently had a heart attack) "Thank him – tell him to keep up his Courage as he has a lot of friends of which I am one." liv) Harry S Truman, photograph signed "Harry Truman", 10 x 8 in. of a photo of John Kennedy with Rose Kennedy, Harry Truman, and Margaret Truman. Dated "October 17–18, 1952" on verso, but signed by Truman later in life, and sent to Powers when he was attached to the JFK Library in Waltham, Mass. With original envelope bearing Truman's printed franking signature. III Related ephemera lv–lxxiii) A collection of 18 items of ephemera and photographs retained by Powers, primarily from the White House years, but including a few earlier pieces. Of interest are two rare cards from JFK's 1946 campaign for the House that bear JFK's likeness and listing David F. Powers of 88 Ferrin Street as the contact. Also includes an old news clipping kept by JFK of a political cartoon featuring his grandfather, John F. Fitzgerald, and his cronies in the midst of a political scandal. Ephemera includes Powers's invitations to JFK's inauguration and related events including the inaugural concert, parade, and luncheon. Also present are Christmas cards from the Kennedys from 1958 and 1959. Other material includes a signed photograph by astronaut John Glenn, large format photographs of John and Jacqueline Kennedy bearing facsimile signatures, and several images of the White House, as well as JFK in the Oval Office.

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        Maurice Denis: :25 Novembre 1870 - 13 Novembre 1943.

      Bernard Grasset 1945 - 316 pp. Pictorial wrappers, transparent tape adhered to upper and bottom spine and half of tape are now peeled away. Foxing throughout, unopened. 1.5 cm tear on p.230 but not affecting the text. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        De la Couleur. Verve, Vol. IV, No. 13.

      Paris: Editions de la revue Verve. 1945.(). Lacking the frontispiece (La Chute d'Icare). Contains pp. 57-58, 59-60 with the 2 portraits of Angèle Lamotte on Marais. Silkscreen title page present. Green cover of dancing figure and title page (on Marais) are paper cut-outs designed by Matisse. Duthuit, Catalogue raisonné des ouvrages illustrés, nos. 74 & 104.

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        The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr Norris, Goodbye To Berlin

      New York: New Directions, 1945. Very Good/Good. First American edition. Offsetting from clippings on front endpapers and front flap, very good in good dustwrapper with age-toning, chips and tears. Inscribed by Isherwood to Tony Award-winning actress Marian Seldes: "For Marian Seldes with best wishes Christopher Isherwood. Dec. 11, 1951."

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        Naked City.

      New York: Essential Books, 1945.(). Foreword by William McCleery. First edition. 4to. 246 pp.; black and white photographs throughout. Very good in light brown cloth with some water stains, but no damage; corners sharp, binding sturdy, interior clean, dust jacket lacking. Previous owner's name in ink on title page.

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        Photograph Signed ("Douglas MacArthur"), of MacArthur signing the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on the deck of USS Missouri

      Tokyo Bay, 1945. U.S. Army credit stamp and caption (mis-dating the event) on verso. Gelatin silver print. 8 x 10 inches. Faint corning creasing but fine. U.S. Army credit stamp and caption (mis-dating the event) on verso. Gelatin silver print. 8 x 10 inches. An official U.S. Army photograph signed by General Douglas MacArthur, showing him signing as the Supreme Allied Commander the Japanese Instrument of Surrender during formal ceremonies on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, on September 2, 1945. He is flanked by Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, who had surrendered the Philippine forces to the Japanese after Bataan and Corregidor, and Lt. Gen. A.E. Percival, the British commander who had surrendered to the Japanese at Singapore. Several dozen allied officers look on.

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        Typed Letter, Signed, to Fred. M. Vinson, Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

      Washington D.C.: November 16, 1945 - Two pages, (280 x 216 mm), 29 lines, double spaced, approximately 350 words, signed Keynes. Staple removed from top left corner, folded for mailing, one or two light creases; in excellent condition. A typed letter signed, on headed notepaper of the United Kingdom Treasury Delegation, Washington D.C., written to Judge Frederic Vinson, who had taken over British financial matters from Harry Dexter White. Negotiations to finalise the American loan agreement began on September 13, 1945 and were finally concluded on December 6, when Halifax and Vinson signed the Anglo-American Financial Agreement. November 16, 1945. "Dear Mr. Vinson, After you had mentioned last week the high importance you attached to the Bretton Woods Plan being brought before Parliament as soon as possible, I cabled to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to ask him whether his arrangements were now sufficiently clear for me to be able to tell you anything about them. Yesterday I received a reply from him of which the substance is as follows. The Chancellor's present intention is to present the Bretton Woods Agreement to Parliament for approval as soon as possible. The procedure will probably take the form of the presentation of a Bill in which the House is asked to signify its approval of the signing of the Agreement. The Government will recommend to Parliament the approval of the Final Act. But the Chancellor of the Exchequer asks me to let you know that he must expect considerable criticism and opposition from both sides of the House. The Chancellor does not propose to wait until Congress has accepted any financial agreement which we here may reach with your Administration, though the Bill may take the form of authorising the signature to be given by our Government at the appropriate date. This would mean that the approval by Parliament would not necessarily commit us to signing but would put the Government of the U.K. in a position to sign at any convenient moment. Except in the event of our present financial talks breaking down, the Chancellor assumes, of course, that signature will be given before the operative date of the 31st December. It would only be in the event of a break-down in the financial talks that this programme would be interfered with. That, as I remember, was your understanding, namely, that whilst you hoped we would not wait for Congress, you were not expecting any action until our present talks had reached a successful conclusion. The Chancellor also asks me to emphasise to you that in any case the period in which we could hope to bring the Final Act into operation must depend, among other things, on the scale and terms of the assistance we receive from the U.S. Yours sincerely, Keynes The Honourable Fred M. Vinson U.S. Treasury Washington, D.C." [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Napoleon's Memoirs. Volume I: Corsica to Marengo. Volume II: Waterloo Campaign. Edited and translated by Somerset de Chair.

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1945 - 2 volumes, quarto (312 x 190 mm). Original green and purple morocco by Sangoski & Sutcliffe, spine lettered in gilt within two raised bands, with a gilt stamped bee and cockerel to the head and foot of spine, gilt rules and gilt stamped bee decorations to covers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, map endpapers by Somerset de Chair. In slipcase. Book label to first blanks with brown offset. Spines very slightly faded, very slight brown marking to the spine of volume I, very slight scratch to the front cover of volume II, endpapers very slightly browned at edges. An excellent set, in a slipcase which is a little soiled. Wood-engraved title page vignettes by John Buckland-Wright, collotype portrait frontispieces. Signed limited edition, number 14 of an edition of 50 morocco-bound copies signed by the editor. An ambitious undertaking by the Golden Cockerel press, the morocco bound sets were priced at a steep 30 guineas each, five times more than the other 450 canvas-bound copies. The memoirs were a concoction by de Chair, from Napoleon's dictations on St Helena which had been published disjointedly. Cockalorum 167. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        A General Account of the Development of Methods of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes under the Auspices of the United States Government, 1940-1945... Written at the request of Major General L.R. Groves, United States Army. Publication authorized as of August 1945

      Washington, DC, Government Printing Office, 1945. The "Smyth Report" is a detailed account of the secret development of nuclear weaponry by the United States Government.Smyth (Henry De Wolf) Clinton, NY 1898 - 1986 Princeton, NJ A General Account of the Development of Methods of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes under the Auspices of the United States Government, 1940-1945... Written at the request of Major General L.R. Groves, United States Army. Publication authorized as of August 1945. Washington, dc : Government Printing Office, 1945 octavo (230 × 150 mm), paginated i-viii (including front wrapper), 1-182 (4). Colophon on p.182: 'U.S. Government Printing Office: 1945 - 663817'. Upper left corner bumped, otherwise in immaculate state of preservation. Original printed wrappers. [img-3818-left-large_default] The first major unclassified publication on nuclear weapons The 'Smyth Report', a detailed account of the secret development of nuclear weaponry by the United States Government, was begun in the Spring of 1944 and completed in July 1945, by H.D. Smyth, chairman of the Department of Physics at Princeton University, an associate director on the Manhattan Project with this particular brief. It was released for publication by President Truman just a few weeks after the destruction of Hiroshima in substantially uncensored form, against the advice of the British and Canadian allies. In compiling the Report, Smyth included as much technical detail as feasible, but aimed for a wider audience than nuclear physicists. He explains the contributions of the participating groups and laboratories at Berkeley, Chicago, Columbia, Los Alamos, and elsewhere, aspiring to place before the reader as many facts as possible about the bomb and inform discussion of the new political and social questions its development raised. Apart from a mimeographed version classified as 'top-secret' and circulated among scientists involved in the project, the first 'publication' of the Smyth Report was in a hectograph reproduction from typescript distributed in a few copies at press conferences at the Pentagon on 11-12 August, 1945. On 13 August, in order to forestall any unauthorized claim to copyright, the Report was copyrighted in Smyth's name. The present edition was published a few weeks later, about 20 September 1945, by the Superintendent of Documents, printing from a corrected copy of the hectograph document, and incorporating last-minute revisions. The intention was to obtain the widest possible readership and this book has the statement 'Reproduction in whole or in part is authorized and permitted' prominently displayed on its front cover. In November 1945 the text was reprinted as volume 17, issue 4, of Reviews of Modern Physics, and an English edition by His Majesty's Stationery Office appeared the same month. In 1946 a Swedish translation was published at Stockholm and Russian (Moscow 1946) and Chinese (Chungking 1946) editions soon followed. Meanwhile, the Princeton University Press had brought out a commercial edition in a cloth binding. As the sole source of technical information about the atomic bomb, it went immediately into the best-seller lists where it remained for four months, eventually passing through eight printings and selling almost 127,000 copies. For details of publishing history, see H.D. Smyth, 'The "Smyth Report"' in Princeton University Library Chronicle 37 (1975-1976), pp.173-189; Datus C. Smith, 'The Publishing history of the Smyth Report' (ibid.), pp.191-203; Rebecca Press Schwartz, 'The Making of the History of the Atomic Bomb: Henry De Wolf Smyth and the Historiography of the Manhattan Project', PhD thesis, Princeton University, 2008. reference John Carter and Percy Horace Muir, Printing and the Mind of Man: A descriptive catalogue illustrating the impact of print on the evolution of Western Civilization during five centuries (London 1967), p.253 no. 422e

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        1944

      Budapest, Független Magyarorzág Kiadása(1945). 1st edition. original Paper Wrappers, 4to, [48] pages. Unpaginated. Text in Hungarian. Mostly illustrations. One of the first collections of Holocaust drawings published after the war. Original illustrated wrappers with red lettering on front cover. A pictorial album by Holocaust survivor Péter Áldor, depicting the atrocities of the German occupation and the repression of the local fascists. This work is profusely illustrated with 18 heart-gripping sketches illustrating in all its horror, human madness and misery. Light stains and wear to cover, internally extremely clean, Overall Very Good Condition, a nice copy. (Holo2-125-25)

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        SÁRGA KÖNYV. ADATOK A MAGYAR ZSIDÓSÁG HÁBORÚS SZENVEDÉSEIBOL. 1941-1945.

      Hechaluc kiadás. Budapest(1945). (1945) . Original Illustrated Paper Wrappers, Small 8vo, 216 pages. Eredeti borítóval. Includes 9 powerful original linocut illustrations, and cover design, by Shagra Weil. Also includes a bit of music.Title translates as "The Yellow Book. Data on the War Losses of Hungarian Jewry. 1941-1945." One of the earliest book about the Hungarian Holocaust. Published by Hechaluc (Hehalutz), the Zionist resistant movement, whose legendary headquarters was located at the Üvegház (Glasshouse) in Budapest, a former glass-store. During the Holocaust about 3000 people found shelter there and it was the center for producing fake identification documents to save Hungarian Jews from persecution. Shraga Weil (Ferenc Ferdinánd; 1918-2009) was a Hungarian born Israeli painter. He studied at the Academy of Art in Prague and École des Beaux Arts in Paris. During WWII he was active in the Zionist underground movement in Budapest, working in the workshop for forging documents. After the war he sailed for Palestine on an illegal immigrant ship and became a member of Kibbutz Ha'ogen where he lived until his death. In 1959 Weil was awarded the Dizengoff Prize for painting. He created the doors of the main entrance to the Knesset building and the President's residence in Jerusalem. Weil painted the wooden panels in the Israeli Hall at the Kennedy Center. Sándor Groszmann (Alexander Grossmann, Ben Erec; 1909-2003) was a journalist and publisher, one of the main activists of the Hungarian Zionist movement and co-founder of "Hashomer Hatzair" in Hungary. He was one of the leaders at the "Glasshouse". "When the argument arose about whether to absorb more Jews into the 'Glass House' as they might endanger the lives of those already living there, he said: 'For the sake of one hundred thousand Jews it is worth to endanger our own lives'". (Gur, D.; 2007). After the liberation he was the secretary of JDC (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) in Budapest and member of the board of the Hungarian Zionist Association and of the "Eretz-Israel" office. In 1949 he left Hungary and after living in Austria and Israel he settled down in Switzerland where he started to publish books and the periodical "Jöv?" (Future). [Bibl.: Gur, D.: Brothers for Resistance and Rescue. The Underground Zionist Youth Movement in Hungary during Word War II. Jerusalem-New York, 2007; Cohen, A.: The Halutz Resistance in Hungary, 1942-1944. New York, 1986.]. Paper aged, Very Good Condition. (holo2-125-27) xx

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        ATTRAVERSO IL MONDO SOLARE AVVENTURE DI ETTORE SERVADAC

      LA PRORA, 1945. ITALIANO 0,6 Pagine grigie ed ingiallite ai bordi da fattore tempo e qualità della carta, con fioriture sparse e gore, illustrazioni fuori testo di G.De Gaspari, brossura editoriale illustrata con disegni a colori a cura di E.Massaro, con fioritura, piatto posteriore ingiallito, con usura e strappetti ai bordi e strappi con piccole mancanze al piede ed alla cima USATO

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        Portrait photograph and accompanying letter.

      London: 1945 - Very good condition, a little marginal oxidisation, light creasing to mount. Size: 11.4 x 15 cm. Card size: 19 x 12.5 cm. Presented in a handmade frame with conservation mount and glass. Vintage silver gelatin print, mounted on card. Stoneman's studio wet-stamp verso. Signed on the mount in black ink "W. S. Churchill", showing Churchill standing three-quarter length in black formal suit and bow-tie, with right hand resting on the Cabinet desk. With an accompanying letter and compliments slip from his aide-de-camp, C. R. Thompson, sending it to Sergeant Frank Bessant with thanks for his services in the Marine Detachment at 10 Downing Street. Frank Bessant of the Royal Marines was later recalled to be one of Churchill's bodyguards. This famous wartime image was taken at about 3 pm on 1 April 1941 as Churchill waited for word on Germany's invasion of Yugoslavia. Sensing the historical significance of the sitting, Stoneman not only recorded the date but also the time for posterity. Stalin reputedly kept a copy of this print on his desk in the Kremlin. Stoneman began as a photographer in the 1890s and was still working in his studio in Baker Street at the time of his death in 1958. He was the chief photographer (and ultimately chairman) of J. Russell & Sons, photographers to the National Portrait Gallery's National Photographic Record, founded in 1926. In that capacity he photographed some 7,000 distinguished sitters. He called himself "the Man's Photographer" on the contentious basis that "Women do not make beautiful photographs. Men have more character in their faces". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Twee originele tekeningen, de allervroegst bekende.

      1. Sint Nicolaas. 35,5 x 26,0 cm. Potloodschets uitgewerkt in oostindische inkt en aquarel op tekenpapier: een lachende Sinterklaas met de staf in de rechterhand wijst naar onder, mogelijk naar een buiten de tekening liggend cadeau. Kennelijk deels overgetekend naar een voorbeeld, misschien uit een advertentie of jeugdtijdschrift. Rechtsonder in potlood: 'Geteekend/ door/ Hugo!'. Aan de randen gescheurd en gekreukt, punaisegaatje tussen staf en mijter een bruine vochtvlek. Aan de achterkant een kleine schets (6 x 3 cm) van ongeveer dezelfde voorstelling in inkt.2. Oude man. 36,5 x 30,0 cm. Tekening met pen en penseel in twee tinten bruine inkt met sporen zwart krijt op glad, stevig papier: een oude man met snor, hoed en stropdas die de beschouwer recht aankijkt. Rechtsonder in pen een handtekening 'HCLAUS'. Scheur in de rand aan de rechterkant, licht gekreukt, bruine vlek rechts en enkele kleinere vlekjes. Aan de achterkant vage lijmsporen.l De vroegst bekende tekeningen van Hugo Claus, die hij maakte toen hij 15 jaar oud was. Claus schonk ze beide in het voorjaar van 1945 aan Hilda Danneels (1928-2007), de dochter van een hoofdonderwijzer in Astene. Op 4 april 1945 (de dag voor zijn zestiende verjaardag) schreef Claus een gedicht in haar poëziealbum, dat gelezen werd door de kunstschilder Antoon De Clerck. Hilda Danneels gaf de tekeningen later cadeau aan haar vriendin Christiane Boterbergh.Bijgevoegd: kleurenfoto waarop Christiane Boterbergh met haar man beide tekeningen aan de camera toont.Nooit eerder aangeboden, de eerste getuigen van het dubbeltalent van Hugo Claus!

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        Concert d'eté.

      Paris: Flammarion, 1945.(). 4to. pp. 1 p.l., [149], [1 leaf]. with half-title. Original text woodcuts by Maillol. Sheets loose as issued in original printed wraps, paper slipcase & chemise. One of 200 copies on Lana, of total edition of 305 numbered copies. Front wraps darkened.

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        Signed card

      3-1/2 inches x 2 inches, four sets of staple holes in the card, but not touching the writing. Partially mounted to a piece of plain paper, with an autograph envelope addressed by Fleming (torn), and some clippings. Fleming won the 1945 Nobel Prize for medicine, for his discovery of penicillin.

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        Napoleon's Memoirs.

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press,, 1945. Volume I: Corsica to Marengo. Volume II: Waterloo Campaign. Edited and translated by Somerset de Chair. 2 volumes, quarto (312 x 190 mm). Original green and purple morocco by Sangoski & Sutcliffe, spine lettered in gilt within two raised bands, with a gilt stamped bee and cockerel to the head and foot of spine, gilt rules and gilt stamped bee decorations to covers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, map endpapers by Somerset de Chair. In slipcase. Wood-engraved title page vignettes by John Buckland-Wright, collotype portrait frontispieces. Book label to first blanks with brown offset. Spines very slightly faded, very slight brown marking to the spine of volume I, very slight scratch to the front cover of volume II, endpapers very slightly browned at edges. An excellent set, in a slipcase which is a little soiled. Signed limited edition, number 14 of an edition of 50 morocco-bound copies signed by the editor. An ambitious undertaking by the Golden Cockerel press, the morocco bound sets were priced at a steep 30 guineas each, five times more than the other 450 canvas-bound copies. The memoirs were a concoction by de Chair, from Napoleon's dictations on St Helena which had been published disjointedly.

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        VATHEK, AN ARABIAN TALE. Publisher's Archive of the Original Art for the Book along with Progressive and Repro Proofs

      [Limited Editions Club] [1945], [New York] - This is a complete set of the ORIGINAL ART, along with the Progressive and Repro Proofs by Valenti Angelo for this book including the 8 full-page miniatures and the borders. With the artist's red stamp on the rear of each work. Along with a copy of the book, duodecimo (4" x 6") bound in full orange morocco gilt-stamped with a design by Valenti Angelo. Each page of text features decorative borders by Angelo, and there are 8 full-page miniatures printed in colors and hand-illuminated in gold by Angelo as well. One of 1500 numbered copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Housed in an envelope from the Limited Editions Club. Book has wear to the corners and is Very Good. The art has light and expected wear from use. Near Fine and, to use a much abused word today, truly unique [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Tihuanacu: La Cuna del Hombre Americano / The Cradle of American Man [Complete Volumes I-IV Bound in Two Volumes]

      La Paz: Ministerio de Educacion. Very Good; 9.5 x 12 Hardback in Very Good condition. Two volumes.. 1945,1957. Hardcover. Extensive studies of an early and historic site in Bolivia on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Volume I discusses the archaeological site and inhabitants. Volume II is on Tiwanaku's temples and religion. Volume III focuses on ceramics and interpretation of symbols. Volume IV is focused primarily on the study of mummies and skulls from the area. Profusely illustrated with color and black and white plates. English and Spanish text. ; 9; 246+275 pp. .

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        IL FANTASMA LIBERALE

      BOMPIANI, MILANO-FIRENZE-ROMA 1945 - VINTI E VINCITORI ITALIANO Volume secondo della collana. Sovraccoperta con alette leggermente strappata al margine superiore. Prsenti tracce di umettatura all'occhiello ed alle ultime carte di guardia. Pagine pulite, poco ingiallite ai bordi ed ai tagli.

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        Storia della letteratura italiana

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, GINEVRA 1945 - ITALIANO Volume I - parte terza. A cura di Benedetto Croce. Nuova edizione riveduta da A. Parente. Dorso in tela usurato ai bordi, piatti ingialliti con macchie di umidità e con fioritura così come tagli e pagine. Timbro alla sguardia libera anteriore. Testo completo e leggibile.

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        The Crack-Up.

      New York: printed for New Directions by Peter Beilenson, Mount Vernon, NY,, 1945. With other Uncollected Pieces, Note-Books and Unpublished Letters. Together with Letters to Fitzgerald from Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, T. S. Eliot, Thomas Wolfe and John Dos Passos. And Essays and Poems by Paul Rosenfeld, Glenway Wescott, John Dos Passos, John Peale Bishop and Edmund Wilson. Edited by Edmund Wilson. Octavo. Salmon pink cloth-backed boards with a pink title label to spine, pink patterned paper sides, top edge pink. With the dust jacket. Endpapers a little tanned, light spotting to fore edge of text block. An excellent copy in a slightly chipped and dust-soiled jacket with mild toning to spine panel. First edition, first printing, first issue binding, of this posthumous collection of previously unpublished Fitzgerald material. From the library of noted Irish bibliophile Dr Philip Murray, author of Adventures of a Book Collector (2011), though not marked as such.

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        Sturzo Il pensiero e le opere

      SELI Società Editrice Libraria Italiana, 1945. ITALIANO 0,18 Volume degli anni '40 in stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, fioritura sparsa, alcuni segni d'usura, tagli con barbe, cerniera e legatura allentate, pagine in buono stato. Talloncino adesivo di libreria su controguardia. II volume della collana Idee e battaglie. USATO

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        The Open Society and Its Enemies.

      London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd,, 1945. Volume I: The Spell of Plato. Volume II: The High Tide of Prophecy: Hegel, Marx, and the Aftermath. 2 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, spines lettered in gilt. Extremities lightly rubbed, spines rolled, ends and corners bumped, small knock to fore edges of volume I, contents toned, overall a very good set. Ownership inscription of artist Augustus John (1878–1961) to front free endpaper of volume I and one marginal annotation to page 99 of the same. First edition, first impression, of the author's influential first book. "The Open Society was, deservedly, a great success; and so was its author. It appeared in November 1945, and Popper arrived the following January [from New Zealand] to find himself a rising star in the British philosophical firmament. Gilbert Ryle wrote an enthusiastic review of The Open Society and its Enemies for Mind. Bertrand Russell wrote an enthusiastic recommendation on its behalf to his own American publisher, and spoke warmly of Popper's demolition of Plato when he delivered his well-known lecture 'Philosophy and politics' in October 1946 … The 'open society' had obvious affinities with what John Stuart Mill had argued for in On Liberty: a society in which argument was the norm, where moral, political, scientific, and religious doctrines were constantly questioned and revised. What was unusual about The Open Society and its Enemies was not only its sustained assault on the enemies of the open society but its concentration on the way in which their philosophical errors became politically dangerous. Volume 1 depicted Plato as both a proto-communist and a proto-fascist, and emphasized the ways in which his theory of knowledge with its emphasis on the intuitive grasp of essences licensed intellectual authoritarianism, and therefore political authoritarianism. Volume 2, subtitled 'The high tide of prophecy', savaged Hegel and Marx for claiming to have arrived at the definitive truth about the future of humanity and the political implications of that truth" (ODNB).

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        Secret Agent X-9 (Original treatment and complete set of continuities for the serial)

      Universal Pictures, Los Angeles 1945 - Original treatment (titled "Characters and Premise") and complete set of continuities for the 1945 13-episode film serial, including a continuity for the trailer, constituting a virtually complete record. Hammett debuted his Nazi-fighting agent in 1934 in comic book form, with artwork by the legendary Alex Raymond. A film adaptation was made by Universal in 1937, and this serial starring Lloyd Bridges was produced in 1945. Neither the film or serial version are noted in the film appendix of Layman's Hammett bibliography. Any original paper relating to serials is extremely uncommon; a complete set such as this rare. Each document in white studio self-wrappers, with the treatement side-stitched and dated January 4, 1945, the trailer and episode continuities top-stitched and dated between June 6, 1945 and August 16, 1945. Treatment is 16 pages, each of the fourteen continuities represent two reels each and run 16-18 pages each, and the trailer continuity is 5 pages. All mimeograph, Very Good plus condition, each with two blank leaves at the rear, a few terminal blanks loose from staples, a couple of short edge tears, all leaves supple and clean. In a custom clamshell box. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Small Collection]: Japanese-American Unit in World War Two

      Very Good. A small collection of material dealing with a primarily Japanese-American military unit in World War II, consisting of two books and related enclosures.1. The Story of 442nd Combat Team Composed of 442nd Infantry Regiment, 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, 232nd Combat Engineer Company. Italy-France-Italy. [No place]: Information Education Section, MTOUSA [circa 1945]. Octavo. 43, [1]pp., illustrated with maps (including one large folding map), and photographs. Printed blue paper wrappers. A few ink notes in the margins, light vertical crease, very good.2. The 442nd Combat Team Presents The Album 1943. Edited by Staff Sgt. Larry Mizuno. Atlanta: Albert Love Enterprises [circa 1943]. Quarto. [110]pp., heavily illustrated from photographs. Dark blue printed paper over boards. Boards rubbed, with some erosion at the crown, about very good. A yearbook style account of the units training at Camp Selby, Mississippi. Inscribed by Private Masi Okumara, 442nd Infantry: "Dear Mrs. Duff, I'm sending you this pictorial album of my outfit with heartfelt appreciation of your interest and warm understanding. I only wish there were more people like you. Trusting you will circulate this among your friends. I remain, Sincerely yours, Masi Okumara." Tipped-in are four gelatin-silver photographs of Masi, including one signed by him. Tipped on the next page is the unit's hexagonal shoulder patch with embroidered illustration of a hand holding a torch.After the attacks on Pearl Harbor, a backlash against Japanese-Americans resulted in President Roosevelt issuing Executive Order 9066 resulting in the internment of most Japanese-American citizens. By 1943 some restrictions were lifted allowing young Japanese-Americans to enter the military. According to the brief history given here: "The 442nd Combat Team... was activated on January 28, 1943, at Camp Selby, Mississippi. Its full complement was achieved in April." Their motto was "Go For Broke." The 442nd served in Italy and France from May 1944 until the end of the War. In an issue of "Stars and Stripes" published shortly after the War's end, Bill Mauldin described the 442nd: "No combat unit in the Army could exceed [them] in loyalty, hard work, courage and sacrifice. Hardly a man among them hasn't been decorated at least twice, and their casualty lists were appalling ... A lot of us in Italy used to scratch our heads and wonder how we would feel if we were wearing the uniform of a country that mistreated out families. Most of us came to the conclusion that we would be pretty damn sulky about it, and we marveled at those guys who didn't sulk... and showed more character and guts per man than any 10 of the rest of us... We were proud to be wearing the same uniform." In recognition of their gallantry, General George C. Marshall said: "They were superb! That word correctly describes it: superb! They took terrific casualties. They showed rare courage and tremendous fighting spirit. Not too much can be said of the performance of these battalions in Europe and everybody wanted them... ."

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        [Photograph]: African-American Aviator. Circa 1945

      Wichita Falls, Texas: Raley Portraits, 1945. Fine. Portrait photograph of an African-American aviator. Measuring 3" x 5" gelatin silver print. Fine in about fine card frame and name of "Raley Portraits" on both mount and verso of the image. The unidentified aviator is pictured wearing a leather helmet and goggles, white scarf, and leather flight jacket. The patch on the jacket indicates that he served with the Army Airways Communications System (AACS) which began in 1943. While the patch is missing the white border that indicates post-WWII service, we cannot confirm the exact date of the photo. The aviator is unidentified, but with presumably a relatively small number of African-American pilots thus employed, further identification might require only some modest research.

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        THE GLASS MENAGERIE

      Random House (1945), New York - Bound in the publisher's coarse, dark reddish-orange cloth, one of three bindings with no priority established among them. Crandell A1.I.a. Illustrated with a frontispiece photograph from the original production. Only 5000 copies of this high spot of twentieth century drama were published. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper "To Marshall/ever/Tennessee Williams." Marshall New was one of the directors at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville, Florida, in 1979 when Williams visited a week to see a production of his obscure play TIGER TAILS, which had its world premiere the previous year in Atlanta. Bottom corners of the book frayed with the board exposed a little. The dustwrapper has light chipping along the top and bottom edges but presents quite well. Very Good in a Good or better dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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