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        The Voyage of Captain Bellingshausen to the Antarctic Seas 1819-1821

      The Hakluyt Society, London. 1945 - 2 vols. 8vo. Pp, xxx, 259; viii, 262-474. Maps and plates - all as called for. Original cloth, gilt. An excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        LA FORME HUMAINE DANS L'ESPACE. Signed.

      Les Editions de l'Arbre, Montreal 1945 - Leger, Fernand, LA FORME HUMAINE DANS L'ESPACE. Signed. Montreal, Les Editions de l'Arbre, 1945. Outstanding Association Presentation Copy. Inscribed by Leger on the half-title to Alfred Pellan. "A mon ami Pellan / votre confrere / F. leger." First edition. Squarish 8vo, decorated black and red wrappers, pp. 100. 38 pp. of dramatic black and white reproductions. Very uncommon thus. Poem by Francois Hertel, philosophical argument by Leger, critical text by Maurice Gagnon, M. A. Couturier, S. Giedion, S. M. Kootz and James Johnson Sweeney. Entire text In French. The international art community recognized a half century ago, the truly momentous contribution made by Alfred Pellan, to the arts and none more so than Leger himself, whom Pellan called both an inspirational colleague and a dear friend. During the war years, Leger spent time in North America, living for a brief period in Montreal, where he had an opportunity to enjoy Pellan's company as they had during Pellan's Paris years. Leger Presentations are Rare and Association Copies Impossible to acquire. A fine copy showing just a hint of rubbing. Superb. [27120] $5250 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Settimanale di Politica e Cultura. Responsabile: Giorgio Granata. Direzione, redazione, amministrazione, Roma

      1945 - cm 34,5x24, pag 16 comp.se copp, br edit. Disponibili: - La rivista contiene tra le rubriche: "Spettacoli e musica" (poi "La vita artistica") di Guido M. Gatti, Ennio Flaiano ed Emanuele Farneti (poi anche Gino Visentini) e "La vita romana" di Boezio (poi Cassiodoro). - 1945, vol. 1. - n. 4 dell' 8 marzo (P. Gentile, Pepe, Giusti, ecc). n. 5 (Mosso, Degli Espinosa, Brancati, Croce, ecc). n. 8 (P. Gentile, Giusti, De Feo, Flaiano, ecc). n. 9 ( Croce, De Feo, Arangio-Ruiz, ecc). n. 10 (P. Gentile, Giusti, Flaiano, Gorresio, ecc). n. 11 (Einaudi, Moravia, Scelba e Silone, ecc). n. 12 (Croce, Mosso, De Feo, ecc). n. 14 (De Feo, Einaudi, Croce, Togliatti, ecc). n. 16 (Einaudi, Pepe, Piovene, De Feo, ecc). n. 17 (Granata, Einaudi, Flaiano, Visentini, ecc). n. 18 (Pepe, De Feo, Moravia, ecc). n. 20 (Giusti, Gorresio, Pepe, De Feo, ecc). n. 21 (De Feo, Carli, Brancati, ecc). n. 22 (Pepe, Bottari, Degli Espinosa, ecc). n. 23 (Moravia, Altan, De Feo, ecc). n. 24 (De Feo, Trompeo, Gorresio, ecc). n. 25 (Granata, De Feo, Croce, Visentini, ecc). n. 26 (Degli Espinosa, Piovene, Brancati, ecc). n. 27 (Lupinacci, Giusti, Gorresio, ecc). n. 29 (Einaudi, Bellonci, Visentini, De Crecchio, ecc). n. 30 (Carli, Moravia, Brancati, ecc). n. 32 (Einaudi, Pepe, De Feo, ecc). n. 35 (Pepe, De Feo, Carli, ecc). n. 36 (Carli, Gorresio, De Feo, ecc). n. 37 (Croce, Pepe, De Feo, ecc). n. 38 (Einaudi, Visconti-Venosta, Giusti, De Feo, ecc). n. 40 (Donosti, Cimino, De Feo, ecc). n. 43 del 1 novembre (Giusti, Bellonci, Benedetti, ecc). - La collezione dei 28 fascicoli

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        POSTER - Plaza de Toros de Vista-Alegre - Bilbao

      Ortega, Valencia 1945 - This is not a book but a wonderfully colourful ORIGINAL 1945 Spanish Bullfighting Poster. Measuring 99cm x 54.5cm, it is by Ibanez Palau and it advertises a bullfighting event in Bilbao for 11 March 1945 starring the matadors Fernando Nino del Barrio II, Gumer Galvan and Pepe Canto. The poster was printed by Ortega of Valencia and it bears the printer's name at the bottom and also the square stamp of authenticity to the lower right side. The brittle poster, whilst all original, has folds and creases, as well as damage to the right and bottom edges. All of this could be rectified by a skilled archivist and, of course, the poster would be best conserved by professional linen-backing. We believe that few of these would have survived so long in anything approaching collectable condition, as they were meant to be pasted up on billboards. Our shop acquired this poster (one of a collection of 5) many years ago from a customer who used to live in Spain. We're now having a clear out of our basement and we have decided to put it on sale internationally.The poster will be sent, well packed, in a sturdy tube. Please note that by selling such a piece of original art, we do not necessarily approve of or support the sport of bullfighting.

      [Bookseller: The Bookshop on the Heath Ltd]
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        Surreal Composition

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

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Stuart Little

      Harper and Brothers 1945 - First Edition, First Printing with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by E.B. White on a laid in signature. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the spine and edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author housed in a custom slipcase. We buy E.B. White First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Stuart Little. Pictures by Garth Williams.

      New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1945 - Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board in green and white, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Bump to top edge, spine and edges of boards a little tanned, contents lightly toned. A very good copy in the rubbed, nicked, and lightly tanned jacket. Illustrated throughout by Garth Williams. First edition, first printing. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Stuart Little

      Harper and Brothers - First edition, 1945. Book near fine, except for slight wear at spine ends and corners, very slight creasing on spine, slight staining on front. DJ very good, with small piece missing near top of spine, small piece missing at bottom of spine and bottom of front, tiny pieces missing at corners, two tiny tears near top of back and also top of front, tiny hole along back fold, slight discoloration on spine, back, flaps, and inside DJ, tiny tear near bottom of front, bottom corner of front flap torn off. Pictures by Garth Williams. In specially made slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        STUART LITTLE

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Wear & chipping to DJ with small open tears; Stated first edition, two dollar price on front flap ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 131 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Stuart Little

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1945 - First edition. Pictures by Garth Williams. Very near fine in good dustwrapper lacking the top one-half inch of the spine, removing the letter "S," but with the price on the front flap intact (which almost never seems to be the case). An acceptable copy of a cheaply produced children's classic, the marvelous story of an adventurous mouse who acts human. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Na jehlach Techto dni (Sur les aiguilles de nos jours)

      Prague, Fr. Borovu, 1945., 1945. Toile beige, dos titré en long, plats revètus d'un papier façon parchemin.. 15/20,5 cm, 64 pp., 2 ff.. Les 29 photographies en noir qui illustrent ce texte fameux sont du graphiste surréaliste tchèque Jindrich Štyrský, 1899-1942 (les plaques de verre ayant servi au tirage sont conservées au musée national d'art moderne). Les poëmes sont de Jindrich Heisler, 1914-1953 . Poète, graphiste, auteur d’objets, de photographies et d’autres œuvres expérimentales. Membre du groupe surréaliste pragois à la fin des années 30, il intègre celui de Paris en 1947. Cet ouvrage fut publié clandestinement pour la première fois en 1941 pendant l'occupation nazie, au moment ou Heydrich était nommé reichprotector, cette édition est fabriquée avec des moyens artisanaux dans le plus grand secret, Heisler qui est juif est caché dans l'appartement de Toyen, Styrsky est malade suite à une embolie cérebrale, au dehors les expulsions succèdent aux arrestations, dans ce contexte, le titre "Sur les aiguilles de nos jours " prend tous sons sens... Nous présentons ici la seconde édition publiée en 1945. Les textes oscilent continuellement entre rebellion et pessimisme, il s'agit d'une des plus importantes publication surréaliste, la composition typographie de Karel Teige équilibre harmonieusement les photographies en haut à droite et les textes en bas des pages de gauche. Le nom de Toyen est imprimé sur une page blanche entre la page de titre et la première page sans explication, faut-il y voir un hommage des Auteurs? Exemplaire en très bel état.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Traits et Caracteres]
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        Kvart. Sbornik poésie a vedy (Recueil de la poésie et de la science)

      Praha (Prague), Ridil vit Obrtel, 1945-1946., 1945. Toile bleue de l'éditeur, dos rond, titre doré, premier plat orné de filets et d'une guirlande dorés. 18/23 cm, 392 pp.. Quatrième année complète de cette revue d'avant-garde tchèque dirigée par Halas, Holan, Honzik, Hrubin, Kolar, Navratil et Sima. Textes et illustrations de Nezval, Éluard, Karel Teige, Desnos, Aragon, Apollinaire, Sartre, Ribemont-Dessaignes, Max Jacob, Maiakowski, J. Capek, Ribemont-Dessaignes, L.P. Fargue, J. funke, J. Styrsky, Toyen, etc.. Un coin plié, sinon très bon état. Rare. La collection complète de Kvart se compose de 23 volumes parus entre 1929 & 1949.

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        The Crack-Up.

      New Directions, New York 1945 - First edition, first printing. Octavo, original half cloth. In very good condition, lacking the dust jacket. Inscribed by Edmund Wilson, who served as editor to this posthumous Fitzgerald work, "To Frangeon L. Jones with the best regards of Edmund Wilson Peterborough Aug. 16, 1964". Laid into the book is the newspaper article from August 17,1964 regarding Edmund Wilson's presentation of the Edward MacDowell Medal at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. he Crack-Up tells the story of Fitzgerald's sudden descent at the age of thirty-nine from glamorous success to empty despair, and his determined recovery. Contains letters to and from Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, T.S. Eliot and John Dos Passos." So begins a collection of essays which can be seen as a reflection of the low point of Fitzgerald's career. Indeed, the essays were poorly received when first published in Esquire magazine in 1936, and many were critical of his personal revelations. Nonetheless, their popular has resurged and "[t]he essays stand today as a compelling psychological portrait and an illustration of an important Fitzgerald theme" (Tracy Simmons). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Crack-up

      New Directions, New York 1945 - First Printing with colored title page and publishers colophon. Edited by Edmund Wilson. There were 2420 copies printed. Dustjacket has slight rubbing to corners and spine ends. An extremely difficult title to find in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cahill Rare Books]
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        Il Canzoniere (1900-1945).

      - Roma, Giulio Einaudi, 1945. In 8vo (cm. 20). Legatura originale di lusso in tela grezza con tassello rosso e tit. in oro; pp. 610 (2). Questa edizione, in parte originale, fu a lungo desiderata da Saba, che negli anni '20 e '30 aveva più volte avviato trattative con vari editori, tra cui Preda e Carabba, per un nuovo "Canzoniere" esteso alla produzione della maturità e in copenso allegerito nelle parti iniziali. Purtroppo, nemmeno il Sba libraio poté essere soddisfatto si una veste editoriale che risentiva delle ristrettezze del tempo di guerra, la carta grigiastra appariva "sudicia" ai suoi occhi e la legatura si dimostrò approssimativa in parecchi esemplari. Per rimediare, almeno in parte, a quest'ultimo difetto, l'editore fece legare in tela rigida alcune centinaia delle 2900 copie della tiratura. G. castellani, Bibl. delle ediz. orig. di U. Saba,

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PAOLO BONGIORNO]
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        Drawing

      1945 - Original pen-and-ink wash drawing, measuring 3 by 4 inches, depicting a Mideastern holy man praying; signed "Arthur Szyk 1945." A compelling illustration [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Extermination of Polish Jews. Album of pictures. Extermination des Juifs en Pologne., Album de photographie.

      Central Jewish Historical Committee in Poland, Lodz 1945 - Un volume formato album (33,5 x 24,5); cartonato editoriale; dedica autografa di ex-proprietario; 44 pp, non numerate, per l'introduzione, multilingue, di Gerszon Taffet; 104 tavole con 252 drammtiche illustrazioni fotografiche, 32 pp. n.n. con la spiegazione delle immagini. Un documento impressionante, tratto in gran parte da foto ''ricordo'' scattate dai soldati tedeschi, e pubblicato subito dopo la fine della guerra, quando ancora non era chiaro l'enorme crimine che era stato commesso. Copertina anteriore con segni di spaccature e restauri artigianali, interno in ottime condizioni. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        To Hell with Fishing

      New York: Appleton-Century, [1945]. First edition. 8vo. Foreword by Corey Ford. Cartoons by H.T. Webster. PUBLISHER'S PRESENTATION BINDING of full blue morocco, sides with gilt fillet borders, gilt spine, t.e.g., front cloth cover and dust jacket bound in. Textblock slightly toned. Fine. Bruns Z10 . Inscribed by the cartoonist H.T. Webster to the famous humorist Corey Ford, who contributed the Foreword: "To my friend Corey Ford with great admiration. Webster". Remarkable copy of this classic of angling humor, the first and greatest of Ed Zern's books

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Story of the XII Royal Lancers from 1715 to 1918.

      Northampton: [For private circulation only], 1945 - Quarto (245 × 182 mm) Red morocco presentation binding, title gilt to the spine, marbled endpapers. Bump to lower corner of the upper board, spine a touch sunned, light toning, otherwise a very good copy. 13 plates. First and only edition, only 24 copies printed (NAM onl-line bibliography).This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "To Field Marshal Lord Birdwood, with kind regards & good wishes from Hob." Birdwood was gazetted into the 12th Lancers in 1885, and saw action with them in the Black Mountain and Tirah Expeditions. He has added pencilled marginalia through the sections relating to his period of service with the regiment, some representing reasonally substantial anecdotes; "I first met the Duke of Cambridge was [sic] in 1884 when I was a cadet at Sandhurst " Lengthy portions on the regiment's service in South Africa and WWI. An excellent provenance for an extremely uncommon regimental history, COPAC has just BL and two copies at the IWM, OCLC adds just Brown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Il prestigiatore verde.

      A. Mondadori, 1945 - A. Mondadori, 1945. 4°. 2 Bl. mit farb. Aufklappbildern sowie einem farb. Aufklappbild auf dem hinteren Innendeckel und einer farb. Illustr. auf dem vorderen Innendeckel. HLn. mit farb. Deckelbild. =I libri Munari 4. - (Kanten leicht berieben, Rücken fachgerecht restauriert, schönes Exemplar). Sprache: Italienisch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Jours de gloire. Histoire de la libération de Paris.

      Lambusier, 1945 - In 4, demi reliure à coins de chagrin marron, tête dorée. Préface du Général Koenig. gravures et dessins par Daragnès, Dignimont, Picasso et Touchagues. Un des 1000 exemplaires sur lana bien complet de la gravure originale de Picasso. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine]
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        Chanson pour Elle

      Paris 1945 - 33 puntasecche di soggetto erotico del pittore-incisore Almery Lobel-Riche (23x17; 14,5x14,5 circa) ed un disegno a sanguigna originale firmato e dedicato in antiporta (cm 17x21,5) pp. 64 in quartini sciolti L'impression typographique a été exécutée sur les presses du maitre-artisan Raymond Jacquet a Paris. Les cuivres ont été tirés sur la presse de Manuel Robbe Fioriture leggere (Some light yellowing) broch, custodia (broch, slip-case)

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        IL FIGURINO NEL TEATRO ITALIANO CONTEMPORANEO. Con prefazione del Conte di Sanmartino e un saggio introduttivo di Duilio Cambellotti. Roma, Danesi Editore, 1945.

      - Bella bross. editoriale, sovr. illustrata e con marginali restauri, cm 35x24, pp 107, (3), , 38 su 39 splendide tavv a colori applicate su cartoncino colorato, numerosissime ill. b/n. Note biografiche degli artisti. Edizione a tiratura limitata. Ottimo esemplare. Costumi disegnati, tra gli altri, da Brunelleschi, Cambellotti, Casorati, De Chirico, De Pisis, Guttuso, Mafai, Onorato, Prampolini, Severini, Tamburi. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: EDITORIALE UMBRA SAS]
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        WARS I HAVE SEEN. Signed.

      Batsford, London 1945 - [Beaton, Cecil] Stein, Gertrude. WARS I HAVE SEEN. Signed. London: Batsford, 1945. "A nice war is a war where everybody who is heroic is a hero, and everybody more or less is a hero in a nice war". First Edition. 8vo., 191pp. Blue cloth stamped darker blue title to spine. A near fine copy in a superb, bright panorama dustwrapper illustrated by Cecil Beaton. [Bookseller's sticker at the top of the inside flap]. Inscribed in a later hand by Stein in blue fountain pen at the bottom of her Cecil Beaton frontis. portrait, to John James, an American journalist living in France to whom she inscribed a number of books: "To John James who says Ma''am so ? from Kentucky / Always / Gertrude Stein / May / 46". Stein lived until July of 1946. Probably the toughest Stein A Item to find signed & virtually impossible to find as a Presentation Copy. An extremely good example. In "Wars I Have Seen" (1945), her memoir of the Second World War, Gertrude Stein writes of the remarkable kindness of a young Frenchman named Paul Genin, the owner of a silk factory in Lyons and a country neighbor, who came to her after America entered the war and asked if she needed money. She did - the funds from America on which she and Alice B. Toklas depended no longer arrived - and he offered her a matching monthly stipend. Stein and Toklas lived on Genin's kindness for six months, after which Stein sold a Cézanne ("quite quietly to some one who came to see me") and no longer needed money. "And so I thanked Paul Genin and paid him back and he said if you ever need me just tell me, and that was that." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Folded Leaf

      New York: Harper and Brothers. 1945. First. First edition. Fine in a presentable, about very good dustwrapper with shallow chipping at the extremities and a scrape on the spine. The author's third book, a cheaply produced wartime novel. This copy Inscribed in the year of publication to his longtime colleague, Berton Roueche, with a passage from the novel: "March, 1945. For Berton Roueche with best regards, Bill Maxwell. 'If pursued, the truth withdraws, puts on one false face after another, and finally goes underground where it can only be got at in the complex, agonizing absurdity of dreams.'" A wonderful inscription, and an important association. Dr. Roueche wrote about medicine and public health for The New Yorker in the 1940s and '50s, and was especially known for his narrative of doctors as detectives confronting mysterious illnesses and environmental health issues. His work helped to spawn a genre that has since extended to detective fiction, television, and movies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Jours de Gloire - illustrated with one original ETCHING and two small lithographs by PICASSO, etchings by Daragnès, Dignimont & Touchages

      Lambusier & SIPE, Paris 1945 - - ILLUSTRATED : with 1 original etching by Picasso and two half-page lithographs. - WITH ALSO : with 1 etching by Daragnes, 4 etchings (& 17 in text lithographs) by Dignimont , 4 etchings (& 25 in text lithographs) by Touchagues. - PRINTER : Atelier Lacourière & Leblanc. - LIMITED : only 1000 copies. - PAPER : Lana Vellum. - SIZE : 9 x 11". - REFERENCES : The Picasso : Bloch n° 372 / Bloch illustrated books n° 41. - CONDITION : Very good condition. Extremely rare book illustrated by Picasso and others, published just at the end of WWII. This book was sold for the profit of Croix-Rouge and victims / prisonners of the War. ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La Famosa Invasione degli Orsi in Sicilia

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

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        CRIMES HITLÉRIENS: GRAND PALAIS, EXPOSITION

      [Paris; None Listed]. 1945. Pamphlet. Original Wraps. 4to. [32] pages. 27 cm. First edition. In French. Catalogue of the Exposition Crimes hitlériens. Page [2] contains color reproduction of lithograph poster 'S. S. Crimes Hitlériens' exhibition in Paris at the Grand-Palais, which was originally held from June 10 until July 31, 1945. Committee of honor includes Mitterand; organizing committee includes Coste-Floret, Boissieu, Webel, Paoli, Herst, Billiet. Page [3] includes plan and legend for lay out of the exposition. Complete illustrated throughout, in red and black ink. Includes many gruesome photos of the fate met by members of the French Resistance throughout France, photographs from the Struthof Camp, tallies of deportations of French Jews, tallies of the numbers of forced laborers from France, etc. In June 1945, the French government sponsored a huge exhibition, filling twenty-nine rooms of the Grand Palais, entitled 'Hitler's Crimes'. One of the rooms was devoted, according to the catalogue, to 'The Jews'. It presented a chronology of the internment of Jews in the French Camps of Pithiviers, Beuane-la-Rolande, and Drancy, in the occupied zone, and at Gurs in Southwestern France under the rule of Vichy. It also gave a tally of deportations from Drancy to Germany: 62, 608. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945-Atrocities-Exhibitions World War, 1939-1945-France-Exhibitions France-History-German occupation, 1940-1945-Exhibitions. OCLC lists 6 copies. Light wear to wraps, lightly edged, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. Scarce. (HOLO2-118-28) xxx .

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        New York City Ballet: Original Walker Evans Silver Gelatin Print, 1945

      New York 1945 - Vintage silver print, 1945, of a trio of ballet dancers taking a break on steps leading to a stage. Approximately 9.25 x 7.25 inches, with narrow margins. Pencil title and estate stamp on verso. In archival mat measuring 20 x 16 inches, with old auction record taped to the verso. A beautiful photograph, in fine condition. This shot is from Evans' assignment to cover the ballet for Fortune and Dance Index magazines, but it was not printed in either.

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        Lord's Prayer

      NY 1945 - A stunning original painting in ink and gouache by the renowned illustrator Arthur Szyk, signed and dated by the artist. The painting measures 7 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches, on illustration board measuring 12 by 9 1/4 inches. This illustrated Lord’s Prayer is comprised of fourteen calligraphed lines, illuminated in bright colors in the style of a medieval manuscript. Along the left margin of the page is an intricate border, incorporating portraits of people praying, including a little boy kneeling with his hands folded. A floral border extends along the bottom of the page, and tiny, delicate curls of tracery fill in the border and extend along the top edge. Szyk’s work is characterized by its minute detail, and his style is very much in the tradition of Eastern miniaturists. Szyk was born in Lodz, Poland in 1894. His artistic talents became evident at an early age, and he was sent to Paris to study at the Académie Julian when he was a teenager. He was a prolific illustrator of books, many of which were of Jewish content, including his masterpiece, The Haggadah. After World War II, Szyk moved to the United States, where he became one of the chief artists for the Limited Editions Club and contributed illustrations and caricatures to several magazines. This illustration was published in the January 1946 edition of Coronet magazine, inside the front cover. Mounted and framed. On the sheet of illustration board, around the illustration, are publisher’s notes. Two small spots of tape residue, light soiling to margins, light toning; the painting is in fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Polin

      NP, Tel Aviv 1945 - 4to. Illustrated paper portfolio of ten loose plates, printed in brown-tone photogravure, with explanatory text. Portraits of Jewish people during prewar Poland. Text and captions in Hebrew. Part of a larger publishing project, which was not fully realized due to paper scarcity. Gray and red printed portfolio cover detached, with small water stain to margin, not affecting text. Half title creased at corner and nearly detached from explanatory text. All plates in very good condition. Only one OCLC listing [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Animal Farm. A Fairy Story.

      London: Secker and Warburg, 1945 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in pigskin, lettered down spine, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        ANIMAL FARM. A fairy story

      Secker & Warburg. London. 1945. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.5 x 5 inches). A fine, clean, fresh copy in recent fine leather binding of full dark green morocco. Boards with gilt ruled borders, spine ruled and lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. All in all a lovely copy of this classic of twentieth century literature.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Animal Farm A Fairy Story

      Secker and Warburg, London 1945 - 1st impression (one of only 4,500 printed), Fenwick A10a, in publisher's original green cloth with white titles to spine all still fresh and bright with only the tips of the spine with any fading and one very light, small blemish to front board. Binding tight, sound and square, Internally clean and fresh with no ffep present (although there is no visible evidence at all of it having been removed) and neat ownership signature to top of half title - pages crisp and appear unread - 'First Published May 1945' to copyright page as required [although not published until August 1945 due to a paper shortage]. Professionally produced quality facsimile dustjacket is in mint condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: London Rare Books, PBFA]
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        Animal Farm: A Fairy Story

      London: Secker & Warburg. 1945. Second edition, printed in the same month and year as the first edition (August, 1945). Green cloth, stamped white spine title. Contemporary owner's gift inscription neatly penned on front fly verso, minimal foxing, else near fine in an about very good dustwrapper with extremities worn, short tears and creases. A brilliant, classic anti-utopian short novel, in which a cast of barnyard animals reenact the events of the Russian Revolution and the betrayal of its more humane elements by Stalin. Well-adapted both as a 1955 cartoon and a 1999 cable movie using the latest animal-special effects, though both versions added upbeat endings to Orwell's harrowing vision. A presentable copy. Connolly 100. .

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