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        Co. K: Our Story [cover title]: 69 K. 271st Infantry

      [Wolfhagen, Bez. Kassel, Germany]: Company K, 271st Infantry / [Wolfhager Kreisbl]. July, 1945. First. First edition. Thin quarto. 71pp. Illustrated. Map endpapers. Quarter canvas with printed paper over boards. Considerable dampstains on the boards, good or better, internally near fine. Detailed account of a very active rifle company that was part of the Fighting 69th Division. A mixed race company, the Fifth Platoon of the Company, known as "J Platoon" was one of the first all African-American combat rifle companies to serve in the War, and a very combat-active one at that. According to the text: "...every man in the Platoon, including those that didn't make it, got at least one kill..." Includes a roster of each man in the Company with brief biographical details, the section on J Platoon is by John Teare, many of the soldiers in the Platoon (and the Company) were killed or wounded. OCLC locates but three copies, and only one in the U.S. .

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        Der Tod des Vergil. Signed.

      New York: Pantheon Books, 1945. First edition. - Large octavo. 524 pages. Top right front corner bumped, two-toned cloth lightly soiled, still a very good copy in lovely, near fine pictorial dust jacket. Housed in a handsome blue cloth clamshell box with a gilt lettered black morocco spine label. Text in German. Inscribed by Broch on the front free endpaper in the year of publication. Very scarce signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Walensee von Amden aus. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1945 - Um 1945. Bildgrösse: 78x100 cm. Unten rechts signiert. Gerahmt 94x118 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Fantastic Truman letter! A new find ??regarding my Proclamation?? announcing Germany?s surrender

      TypedLetter Signed ?Harry S Truman? as President with eight word handwritten postscript, 1p, 7? x 8.75?. On pale green White House stationery, May 12, 1945. To Martin A. Lewis, Jr., Jefferson City, Missouri. With original White House envelope. Fine condition.In full, ?My dear Martin; Your kind message regarding my Proclamation is indeed greatly appreciated. My warmest thanks to you!? Truman?s friend, Martin A. Lewis, Jr., had served as Chief of Missouri Parks and Refuges from 1929-1932. Truman handwrites a postscript: ?Why don?t you come in and say hello??Martin A. Lewis, Jr., first met with President Truman at the White House on June 25, 1947. The Presidential Appointments Calendar at the Truman Library records that Lewis met the President in the White House three more times, in 1949, 1950, and 1951. Each meeting was ?off the record? as was usual when the President saw his friends.An ideal accompaniment to President Truman?s

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        Walensee von Amden aus. Oel auf Leinwand.

      Um 1945.. Bildgrösse: 78x100 cm. Unten rechts signiert. Gerahmt 94x118 cm..

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        Truman about becoming President after FDR?s death: ?I remember very well the various conversations ? I was always fearful that responsibility would be mine. Now that I have it I will have to meet it?

      Typed Letter Signed ?Harry S Truman? as President, 1p, 7? x 8.75?. The White House, Washington, May 12, 1945. To E.J. Short, Sr., Republic, Missouri. Fine condition. With original stamped postmarked White House envelope, plastic tape at left and right, slit open at top. Fine condition.Reminiscent of the famous letter penned by Truman the next day on his April 12, 1945, letter to an old friend which sold at Christie?s in 2006 for $33,600: ?The world almost fell on top of me last night and I haven?t quite recovered yet.? Here, in Truman reply?s to an old friend?s April 14, 1945, letter, recalling their recent conversations about the possibility of FDR?s death and the great responsibility which Truman would have if that should happen, the President admits ?I was always fearful that responsibility would be mine. Now that I have it I will have to meet it...?In full, ?Dear Ed: You don?t know how very much I appreciated your good letter of the fourteenth. I remember very well

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

      West Hartford, VT: The Countryman Press, 1945 - An excellent exposition of the celebrated artist's work, with rich biographical detail and fine reproductions First edition. No. 18 of 160 copies, signed by the author and the artist Carl Rungius. 4to (12-1/2 x 9-3/4 inches). Original etched frontispiece of a moose, signed by the artist in pencil. Illustrated with photographs, and with color and black and white reproductions of Rungius's work. Original grey and brown cloth, gilt device on upper cover, t.e.g., others uncut. Spine slightly faded, else a fine copy in a red quarter morocco slipcase with inner chemise (publisher's card slipcase not present). Biscotti p. 386 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        As the war draws to a close, five-star General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower censors his own letter to his wife Mamie

      [Europe], [1945] Envelope, 8.25? x 3.75?, signed ?Dwight D. Eisenhower? in left portion between typed ?Censored by:? and ?General of the Army, U.S. Army,? back flap imprinted ?Headquarters / U.S. Forces, European Theater / Office of the Commanding General.? Addressed to ?Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower / Wardman Park Hotel / Apartment 208-H / Washington, D.C.? Neatly slit open at top. No postal markings. Fine condition.Throughout the war years, Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower lived in Washington at the Wardman Park Hotel. On January 16, 1944, Gen. Eisenhower arrived in London and assumed command of the European Theater as Commanding General, U.S. Forces, European Theater of Operations. Gen. Eisenhower was promoted to five-star General of the Army on December 20, 1944. On June 27, 1945, the European Theater of Operations of the U.S. Army was redesignated U.S. Forces, European Theater. Eisenhower remained as Commanding General.

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        Glory for Me [By] Mackinlay Kantor - a Novel in Verse

      New York, Coward-Mccann, Inc. , 1945. 1st Edition. Fine cloth copy in a good if slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Der Ballettänzer Serge Lifar im Gespräch mit einem weiteren Tänzer. Ballet Serge Lifar.

      o. J. (ev. 1945).. Orig.-Kaltnadel-Radierung. Format des Abdrucks ca. 27x19 cm, Blattgröße ca.40,5x30,4 cm.. Pablo Picasso ''Ballet Serge Lifar'' Paris Opera . Von Hand mit Bleistift numeriert: Nr. 86 von 300. Auf dem Stein von Picasso signiert. - Sergei Michailowitsch Lifar (geb. 15. April 1904 in Kiew, gest. 15. Dezember 1986 in Lausanne) war ein russisch-französischer Tänzer und Choreograf. Er gilt als einer der großen Tanzstars der 1930er und 1940er Jahre. Er gehörte zu der Generation von russischen Künstlern, die nicht nur Russland und Frankreich Ruhm brachten, sondern den weiteren Entwicklungsweg des Balletts auf der ganzen Welt bestimmten. Wikipedia. - Auf B.F.K. (Rives?) - Büttenpapier.

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        BRIDESHEAD REVISITED. The Sacred And Profane Memories Of Captain Charles Ryder.

      London: Chapman & Hall Ltd 1945 - First edition, first impression (preceded by the fifty "proof" copies for private distribution by the author). Signed and dated by the author. Publisher’s original red / pink cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the cloth clean with some fading of the spine and a little rubbing at the extremities. Previous owner’s name and date to the top edge of the front pastedown. Complete with supplied correct first state dustwrapper which is lightly chipped at the spine tips with a darkened to the spine and a couple of short tears with associated creasing to the fold corners. Not price-clipped. Signed and dated "May 1946" by the author on the front free endpaper. Signed copies of the first edition are rare in commerce. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Brideshead Revisited

      Little Brown and Company, Boston, Boston 1945 - Little Brown & Company, 1945. Hardcover. Book Condition: good , Dust Jacket Condition: very good. some light spotting. 1st Edition. please see all pictures for more information and book condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BRIDESHEAD REVISITED. The Sacred And Profane Memories Of Captain Charles Ryder.

      London: Chapman & Hall Ltd 1945 - First edition, first impression (preceded by the fifty "proof" copies for private distribution by the author). Publisher’s original red / pink cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Without the dustwrapper. An excellent very near fine copy, the cloth without fading, the binding square and tight. The contents are clean and without inscriptions or stamps, just a little dusty to the top edge of the text block. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Brenendicke licht

      Book League of the Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order, IWO, New York, N.Y. 1945 - Signed and dated inscription, in Yiddish, by Marc Chagall. Full page illustrations by Marc Chagall. According to the OCLC: 6 Libraries worldwide own it. 253, [1] pages. Added title page romanised: Brenendicke licht. tseykhenungen fun Marc Chagall. The German translation of the title WOULD be Brennende Lichter. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les impostures de la poésie.

      Gallimard 1945 - - Gallimard, Paris 1945, 14x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 14 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête. Agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Unique ?Resolution of Sorrow? by the House of Representatives on the death of <I>?Franklin Delano Roosevelt illustrious statesman and leader in the Nation and in the World?</I> hand-delivered to his eldest son, Col. James Roosevelt, at The White House ? <I>?Resolved, That the Clerk communicate these resolutions to the Senate and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the late President.?</I>

      House Resolution Signed ?South Trimble? as Clerk, one page, 10? x 15?. [Washington, D.C.], April 14, 1945. Gold embossed 2.5?-diameter paper seal of the House of Representatives affixed at the lower left. The third page of a four page booklet with blank second and fourth pages. On the first page is printed ?Resolution of Sorrow / of the / House of Representatives / of / The United States of America / upon the death of / Franklin Delano Roosevelt / Late President / of the / United States.? President Roosevelt had died in Warm Springs, Georgia, on Thursday afternoon, April 12, 1945.Bound with purple ribbon to the inside of 10.25? x 15? black morocco presentation folder with gilt lettering on the cover exactly matching the text printed on the first page beginning ?Resolution of Sorrow...? Purple silk moiré endpapers with gilt-stamped decoration at perimeter. As a result of the folder being closed, there is toning offset from the decoration at the blank edges of the first and fourth

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      Boston:: Little, Brown ,, 1945. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED BY C. S. FORESTER. A Near Fine hardback Stated First Edition First Printing in a Near Fine Dust Jacket with minimal edge wear, crease spine of Dust Jacket. 8vo. 384 pp.

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        "I&#39;m Crazy" [story in Collier&#39;s, December 22, 1945]

      Springfield, Ohio: The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company. 1945. The complete story "I&#39;m Crazy" in Collier&#39;s of December 22, 1945. Folio. A newsstand edition, not obscured by a mailing label, but with a small arrival date stamp near the title. Wrappers lightly rubbed with a touch of waviness at the top and wear at the lower front foredge with a couple of tiny nicks, very good. This issue contains the first print appearance of Salinger&#39;s classic literary creation, Holden Caulfield. The story forms the basis for the first two chapters of The Catcher in the Rye including a visit with Mr. Spencer. However, here Caulfield is portrayed as a more repentant figure lamenting his expulsion from school and with an additional sister, Viola. Accompanying the story is a half-page illustration of Caulfield, bags packed, fleeing school wearing not his red hunting cap but rather a more typical fedora. Salinger, who was always protective of his work, never allowed this or many other early stories to be reprinted. Due to this policy, his uncollected magazine appearances are always in demand and this issue, with such a direct connection to his classic novel, even more so. The true first appearance of one of the most enduring characters in American literature. .

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      [Murray, Utah & New York]: Pharos 1/2 & New Directions, Spring 1945.. Printed wrappers. First edition, first separate publication (albeit as the entirety of an issue of this irregular serial). An unusually nice copy, with only a minimum of the inevitable sunning and light use at the overlap edges. CRANDELL C67.

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      A Proclamation of German SurrenderSigned by TrumanHarry S. Truman A Proclamation of German Surrender, Signed. One page printed document, signed. Broadside on wove paper. Measures 21 3/8\" x 14 3/8\". ( Matted to an overall size of 24\" x 30\".) Washington, May 8, 1945. Gothic types with roman, heading, title, and incipit, text in two columns, printed in black with gold, red and blue. A multicolored lithograph of President Truman\'s proclamation of May 13, 1945, as a day of prayer following the end of the war in Europe. In full:\"The Allied armies, through sacrifice and devotion and with God\'s help, have wrung from Germany a final and unconditional surrender. The western world has been freed of the evil forces which for five years and longer have imprisoned the bodies and broken the lives of millions upon millions of free-born men. They have violated their churches, destroyed their homes, corrupted their children, and murdered their loved ones. Our Armies of Liberation have restored freedom to these suffering peoples, whose spirit and will the oppressors could never enslave. Much remains to be done. The victory won in the West must now be won in the East. The whole world must be cleansed of the evil from which half the world has been freed. United, the peace-loving nations have demonstrated in the West that their arms are stronger by far than the might of dictators or the tyranny of military cliques that once called us soft and weak. The power of our peoples to defend themselves against all enemies will be proved in the Pacific was as it has been proved in Europe. For the triumph of spirit and of arms which we have won, and of its promise to peoples everywhere who join us in the love of freedom, it is fitting that we, as a nation, give thanks to Almighty God, Who has strengthened us and given us the victory. Now, therefore, I, Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America, do hereby appoint Sunday, May 13, 1945 to be a day of prayer. I call upon the people of the United States, whatever their faith, to unite in offering joyful thanks to God for the victory we have won and to pray that He will support us to the end of our present struggle and guide us into the ways of peace. I also call upon my countrymen to dedicate this day of prayer to the memory of those who have given their lives to make possible our victory. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed.\"President Truman read this proclamation at a news conference held in his office at the White House at 8:35 A.M. on Tuesday, May 8, 1945. His wife and daughter, members of his Cabinet, high ranking United States and British Army and Navy officials, and Congressional leaders were grouped in chairs around the President\'s desk. Before reading the proclamation, President Truman said, \"This is a solemn but glorious hour. General Eisenhower informs me that the forces of Germany have surrendered to the United Nations. The flags of freedom fly all over Europe. It\'s celebrating my birthday, too -- today, too.\" Reporters responded with shouts of \"Happy Birthday, Mr. President.\" As he was reading the proclamation, he stopped after certain passages to comment. After \"...The victory won in the West must now be won in the East...\" he said, \"I want that emphasized time after time, that we are only half through.\" After \"...the tyranny of military cliques that once called us soft and weak...\" Truman commented, \"I would like to know what the Germans think about that now.\" After proclaiming the day of prayer, he added, \"And it\'s exceedingly fitting that it is Mother\'s Day, too.\"This is Truman\'s Christmas Gift Print that he gave out to 100 people on Christmas.HBS 66485.$15,000

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        Cannery Row

      Viking Press, 1945. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Viking Press, New York 1945. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Stated First Published in January 1945. Scarce first. First issue with buff cloth boards. Jacket priced at $2.00. Book Condition: Near Fine+, tight spine, clean boards & pages. Bookplate at the front endpaper, very near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, light chipping. Rubbing at the folds, age toning. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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        ODD MAN OUT

      London: Michael Joseph Ltd, 1945., 1945. First edition. Very slight evidence of bookplate removal from front fly-leaf, else fine, bright copy in dust jacket. In the aftermath of a botched hold-up, intended to finance the activities of his IRA cell, a wounded Johnny McQueen takes shelter in the back-alleys of Belfast, a shadowy underworld where sanctuary is freighted at every moment with peril. Meanwhile, a vast police manhunt is launched -- a net that closes steadily, remorselessly in upon him.Basis for the Carol Reed film starring James Mason. A top-notch thriller of a book published during World War II and a difficult title.

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        Cannery Row

      NY, Viking, 1945, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. First issue binding of buff cloth, dust jacket as designed by Arthur Hawkins, Jr., this minor (or not so minor) masterpiece about death and loneliness is masked by its surface layer of good humor, Steinbeck&#39;s best friend, Ed Ricketts, the legendary marine biologist, makes one of his many appearances as a character in Steinbeck&#39;s works, Goldstone & Payne A22b, not recorded by Morrow. A very solid copy.

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        ohne Titel. Original Lithographie von Leo Haas.

      . Motivgröße 27 x 43,5 cm. Blattformat 39 x 52 cm. Das Blatt hat auf der Rückseite den Stempel: "Povoleni pro vyvoz. Galerie Umeni, Karlovy Vary Puskinova Stezka". Übersetzt aus dem Tschechischen: "Die Erlaubnis für den Export. Art Gallery, Carlsbad Puschkin-Straße". Die Lithografie ist links unten im Stein signiert und datiert 45 (1945) sowie rechts unten zusätzlich von Leo Haas in Bleistift signiert. Sehr guter Zustand. Sehr selten.. Leo Haas, geboren 1901 in Troppau Österreich-Ungarn, verstorben 1983 in Berlin. Deutscher Zeichner und Karikaturist. Er studierte von 1919 bis 1922 an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe und in Berlin. Ab 1926 arbeitete er als Pressezeichner und Karikaturist in der Tschechoslowakei. Im KZ Theresienstadt fertigte er zahlreiche Zeichnungen. Im KZ Auschwitz mußte der Künstler die Opfer detailiert darstellen. Im KZ Sachsenhausen wurde er 1944 für das "Unternehmen Bernhard" eingesetzt. Danach weiter ins KZ Mauthausen und KZ Ebensee. Ab 1955 lebte er in Ost-Berlin als Zeichner für das Neue Deutschland und den Eulenspiegel.

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        Der Prozess gegen die Hauptkriegsverbrecher vor dem Internationalen

      . Militärgerichtshof, Nürnberg, 14. November 1945 - 1. Oktober 1946. 41 Bände in 40 (Band 23/24 ist ein Doppelband) Amtlicher Text.Deutsche Ausgabe. Veröffentlicht in Nürnberg, Deutschland. 1947-1949. Ca. 25.000 S. gr8. m. zahlr. Bildtafeln sowie Faksimile von Original-Dokumenten. Einige Bände enthalten große Faltbeilagen. Bände 2 bis 22 Sitzungprotokolle, Bände 23 bis 42 Beweisurkunden. (div. St.)(teilw. Rücken etwas ausgeblichen) (alle Seiten sauber und ohne Anstreichungen) (Bd. 1 fehlt) (Bände durchgehend gut erhalten) blaues, goldgeprägtes Ln.-2)Bibl. 40 Bde. Bd. 1 fehlt. Bild vom Einband..

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        Verve. Vol. IV, No. 13. Henri Matisse : De La Couleurs

      Paris: Editions de la Revue Verve, 1945 Folio. 62 pp. Bound in stiff boards, in green and white dust wrapper. Dust wrapper, frontispiece (La Chute d'Icare) and title page illustrated by Matisse. Full-color and black and white illustrations by Matisse throughout. La Chute d'Icare lithograph has some off-setting as usual in many copies, cover is well preserved with some wearing on the corners and spine, there is also a light split on the middle of the book, but the binding thread still intact.

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        The Adventures of Superman.

      NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945 - NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 656 in this important series, this is perhaps the most desired of all the Armed Services Editions and, perhaps, the rarest title, the story is based on the cartoon character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Brideshead Revisited

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company,, September 1945. The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder. A Novel. Octavo. Original blue-green cloth, titles gilt to spine, top edge dyed olive green. With the dust jacket. Very slight fading at board edges, ink stamp to rear free endpaper, an excellent copy in the jacket with tanning to spine and partially along top edge, and a few very small chips also along top edge. First American edition, first printing, from a limited edition of 600 copies, this one of 450 for-sale copies. This American limited edition precedes the first American trade edition (1946), and was published in the same year as the UK first edition. An appealingly smart copy.

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        Scarce World War II document signed by Capt. Ronald Reagan as a member of the First Motion Picture Unit of the Air Force

      Manuscript Document Signed ?Ronald Reagan Capt. AC? and by over 300 others, 1p, 33? x 17.5?, folded to 16.5? x 17.5? with ?Lt. Owen E. Crump? calligraphed on the front. [Culver City, California], c. 1945. On parchment-like paper. Minor tears at mid-vertical fold reinforced on verso with archival tape. Fine condition.Headed in calligraphy in red: ?This Testament from the Officers and Men of the Army Air Forces 18th Base Unit (Motion Picture Unit) to Lt. Colonel Owen E. Crump, is signed with the deepest pride ?" / We inscribe our names with gratitude and affection for his camaraderie and leadership in the past and with sincerest wishes for an association continued into the future ?" ?After Pearl Harbor, Jack Warner, commissioned as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, and his writer, Capt. Owen E. Crump, organized the First Motion Picture Unit of the Air Force. After filming at Warner Bros., the unit moved to Vitagraph Studios which did not have required facilities. When th

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        Framed display! <i>?The Allied armies, through sacrifice and devotion and with God?s help, have wrung from Germany a final and unconditional surrender ? The victory won in the West must now be won in the East. The whole world must be cleansed of the evil from which half the world has been freed ??</i>

      Document Signed ?Harry S Truman? as President, one page, 12.5" x 19.5" visible, beautifully matted and framed to 16" x 22.5". Washington, DC, May 8, 1945. Particularly bold signature. Fine condition.In full: ?The Allied armies, through sacrifice and devotion and with God?s help, have wrung from Germany a final and unconditional surrender. The western world has been freed of the evil forces which for five years and longer have imprisoned the bodies and broken the lives of millions upon millions of free-born men. They have violated their churches, destroyed their homes, corrupted their children, and murdered their loved ones. Our Armies of Liberation have restored freedom to these suffering peoples, whose spirit and will the oppressors could never enslave. Much remains to be done. The victory won in the West must now be won in the East. The whole world must be cleansed of the evil from which half the world has been freed. United, the peace-loving nations have dem

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        Pièces manuscrites de jeunesse (inédites)

      1945 - Emballés dans un papier imprimé de Noël du Bon marché, des notes scolaires manuscrites, 4 manuscrits et 1 tapuscrit corrigé de pièces de théâtre rédigées par Jean Théodoridès. Théodoridès (1926-1999) est un historien des sciences biologiques et médicales, parasitologiste éminent entré au CNRS en 1949 où il effectue la majeure partie de sa carrière au laboratoire d&#146;évolution des êtres animés. Il devient le spécialiste mondial des protozoaires parasites. En 1950, il soutient une thèse de Doctorat ès-Sciences sur les parasites et phorétiques de coléoptères. Egalement docteur en lettres, il participe à de nombreuses sociétés savantes et littéraires (c&#146;est un stendhalien acharné). Cet ensemble témoigne de son goût précoce pour les lettres (textes datés de 1945), d&#146;une envie d&#146;écriture (qu&#146;il concrétisa seulement à travers plus d&#146;une centaine de publications sur la protozoologie, des articles savants, des compte-rendu d&#146;ouvrages) et d&#146;une fantaisie certaine. L&#146;ensemble se compose de : 1) COUPS DE BAMBOU, pièce en 2 actes et un prologue, 54 ff. d&#146;un cahier à petits carreaux, 15,5 x 21,5 cm, rédigés à l&#146;encre bleue + en tête-bêche, à la suite de notes de géographie, LA FAMILLE DISPERSEE, pièce en 1 acte, 22 feuillets rédigés au crayon et à l&#146;encre bleue. « Coups de bambou » débute dans le décor pittoresque d&#146;un laboratoire « genre Faust, cornues, toiles d&#146;araignées » et se poursuit à l&#146;acte II au c&#156;ur de la jungle, dans la chambre à coucher d&#146;une station de dépistage de la maladie du sommeil. --- 2) ON A VOLE LE GRASSITERMES, 17 ff. 20 x 29 cm, rédigés en noir et bleu : le personnage principal porte le nom du zoologiste Pierre-Paul Grassé (en seigneur de Montbard) ; le grassitermes est un termite qui a muté. --- 3) QUAND LE MYSTIQUE DANSE comédie en 3 actes en prose (1945 selon une note glissée dans le cahier, la pièce se déroule en 1944), 124 ff. d&#146;un cahier d&#146;école, 15,5 x 21,5 cm, rédigés à l&#146;encre bleue. --- 4) ON A PERDU RAOUL, « drame embryologique en 3 actes et 6 tableaux, par moi-même, Raoul MAY, néophyte pédagogique pour embryologistes » : tapuscrit daté du 6 octobre 1945 et dédié « à mes vieux copains de Fac », 17 ff. reliés à un trombone, 22 x 28 cm, avec quelques corrections manuscrites. Le personnage de Raoul May intervenait déjà, comme « détective américain » dans « On a volé le grassitermes » ; fantaisie échevelée se déroulant dans la pampa de Patagonie, un laboratoire de la Sorbonne, une boîte de nuit à New-York, le pont du « Nauplius », le pont du Normandie et une cabine télégraphique. L&#146;argument : Raoul May et son comparse Pacaud sont partis dans la pampa à la recherche de tardigrades et de rares cladocères. A l&#146;annonce de leur disparition, le professeur Teissier part à leur recherche. Parmi les personnages, dans leurs disciplines, on note de véritables savants comme Georges Teissier, zoologiste et généticien, « Gaston Mangenot, botaniste » (qui est Georges Mangenot), le botaniste Louis Blaringhem, la biologiste Germaine Hurel-Py. Raoul May, embryologiste chantant (Théodoridès avait une voix de basse qu&#146;il déploya dans les c&#156;urs liturgiques orthodoxes), est certainement une projection du jeune Théodoridès qui fait preuve d&#146;une amusante autodérision. Ainsi, à la vue d&#146;une nuée obscure dans le ciel, il s&#146;écrit : « Qu&#146;est-ce que c&#146;est ? Des Tardigrades aériens ? » ; à propos du canasson sur lequel il traverse la pampa : « Notre monture est fatiguée et commence à souffrir au niveau de l&#146;hypoglosse. » Teissier, dans son labo de la Sorbonne, subit les assauts de sa maîtresse qui s&#146;exclame « Oh Georges ! Tu es mon grand Isopode échevelé ! » Mangenot fait une apparition hallucinée : « Je cherche à réaliser discrètement la photosynthèse des plantes à l&#146;obscurité. Alors je me promène dans les couloirs de la Sorbonne avec, à la main, le genre Papaver, famille des Papavéracées, graine succulente à albumen quadriruminé et huileux » --- 5) une dizaine de ff. de poésies, parmi des formules chimiques. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Les bouches inutiles.

      Gallimard 1945 - - Gallimard, Paris 1945, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil, le nôtre portant le N°1, seuls grands papiers. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ensemble de 5 lettres autographes signees et 2 lettres tapuscrites signees (dont une avec de multiples corrections autographes) a Charles Bischoff.

      S. l., "Novembre 1945", 16 mars 1950, "mi-Juillet 1952" et s. d.. En tout 16 pages, in-8 et in-4 autographe, et 19 pages in-4 tapuscrites. Avec des brouillons de 15 lettres de Bischoff a Rouault, 1943-1952.. Une correspondance melant tous les themes chers a Rouault: des plaintes de son etat physique et moral, des prieres et reflexions, et des commentaires sur la peinture ("cet affreux metier [...] cette vie en enfer"), les peintres (entre autres, Corot, Cezanne, Renoir, Degas), le proces que lui ont fait les heritiers d'Ambroise Vollard ("les demeles avec ces affreux bougres ... m'ont degoute de la peinture", Novembre 1945): "Je vois que vs ne vs rendez pas bien compte de ma situation presente isole impossible de plus en plus tout a fait - impossible ... Aussi je suis tirbouchonne de bonne maniere"; " Alleluia priez plus pour cet art bien aime et redoutable [...] la meilleure grace qui me fut faite ce sera d'avoir parfois prie en peignant avec quelque bonheur ... Mon Dieu ayez pitie du pauvre emigre ... 1871 - 1914 - 1937 ... cela gens de peu de foi suffit il pas [...] ne parlons pas peinture on en parle trop facilement". A la lettre tapuscrite du 16 mars 1950 est joint un poeme de quatre pages, avec le titre "Poemes d'Ariel Testament spirituel A Bischoff pour lui porter bonheur en ces temps de hargnes picturales". [On joint:] -- 7 lettres autographes signees a Charles et Renee Bischoff par Marthe Rouault, 5 par Isabelle et une par Genevieve Rouault, une carte de voeux signee par Georges, Marthe et Isabelle, et deux imprimes; et une piece signee par Amelie Matisse.

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        Exactly two weeks after the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima! Photograph signed by President Truman and members of the Advisory Board of the Office of War Mobilization and Conversion including President William Green of the AFL and Philip Murray of the CIO

      Photograph Signed ?Harry S. Truman? as President, ?O. Max Gardner,? ?A.F. Goss,? ?G.H. Mead,? ?Jim Patton,? ?Nathaniel Dyke Jr,? ?Edw. A. O?Neal,? ?Anna M. Rosenberg,? ?T.C. Cashen,? ?Holt McPherson,? ?Wm Green,? ?William H. Davis,? ?Philip Murray,? and ?William R. Davlin.? Black & white, 13? x 8.25? image, overall 13.5? x 10?. All those pictured, except for John W. Snyder, have signed in the wide margin on the photographic surface beneath the image. Snyder was Director of the Office of War Mobilization and Conversion; this signed Harris & Ewing photograph came from his estate. Small tear at right margin, else fine condition.According to President Truman?s Appointments Calendar for Monday, August 20, 1945, the Advisory Committee [Board] of the Office of War Mobilization and Conversion met with the President at 12:45 PM. Gardner (former Governor of North Carolina) was Chairman of the Advisory Board, Go

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        Fern Hill. Original paintings by Barry McCallion

      East Hampton, NY. 2013. Unique artist&#39;s book, on Arches watercolor paper, signed and dated in black ink by the artist, Barry McCallion, on the last page. Page size: 6- 3/8 x 4-7/8 inches; 64pp. Bound: fascicles loose in green board wrappers with gold gilt spine, title printed in brown on yellow label on spine accomplished by the artist, custom-made green silk cloth over boards clamshell box lined with darker green silk, copy of titlepage painting by Barry McCallion on front cover of box, title printed in brown on yellow label and inset on spine, label signed by the artist, box by Joelle Webber, at the Mermaid Bindery.& Dylan Thomas&#39; poem was first published in 1945 in Horizon Magazine and later in Thomas&#39; book, DEATHS AND ENTRANCES. The verse starts as a paean to his youth, in particular the summer holidays spent at his aunt&#39;s farm in Carmarthenshire. The opening verse, "Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs..." is printed on yellow paper collaged onto an original painting by Barry McCallion, mostly abstract, in India ink, acrylic and metal inks, a green and yellow ground with a silver gilt branch of an apple tree with red "apples" on the branches as well as falling from them. Each page spread is similarly designed with an element of the verse placed in the abstract painting onto which the verse is collaged. The silver gilt tree branch moves to the bottom of the second page and continues as if a river on each page, weaving through the book. The red of the apples is expanded becoming another "ribbon" or river weaving through the book. Of course, both the red and silver gilt "ribbons" weave together on the last page, with the text, "Time held me green and dying though I sang in my chains like the sea."& The verse exploration of idyllic youth in an Eden-like setting is capped by a change in tone, becoming a lament for aging and the passage of time. Barry McCallion&#39;s art captures this "past haunting the present" with the entwining of an amorphous figure with the silver gilt and red ribbons from the opening page spread. A contemporary illuminated manuscript perfectly suiting the well-known, well-loved verse of Dylan Thomas. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Barcelona. 1945. 332Pag+2h. 36X27. Piel. Profusamente ilustrada con fotocromos. Bibliofilia. Magnifica Obra Montserrat. Ref 7.3 Biblioteca A.

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        Written by President Truman on his first day in the Oval Office, a day after FDR died

      Typed Letter Signed ?Harry S. Truman? as President, one page, 7? x 9?. The White House, Washington, April 13, 1945. On pale green White House stationery. To Colonel Francis V. Keesling, Jr., Selective Service System, Washington. Fine condition.At 3:35 PM, April 12, 1945, President Roosevelt died in Warm Springs, Georgia. At 7:09 PM, Vice President Harry S. Truman was sworn in as President of the United States in the Cabinet Room of the White House. The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone. The President issued a one-sentence statement: ?The world may be sure that we will prosecute the war on both fronts, east and west, with all the vigor we possess to a successful conclusion.? President Truman also announced, through an assistant, that the United Nations Conference would be held in San Francisco on April 25th as President Roosevelt had directed. The President then left the White House and spent the night in his five-room apartment on Connecticut Avenue; no lette

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        Rudolph, Wilhelm. - "Pferd an der Elbe".

      . Holzschnitt, auf Büttenpapier, nach 1945. Von Wilhelm Rudolph. 52,0 x 78,0 cm (Darstellung) / 58 x 80 cm (Blatt). Rechts unter der Darstellung in Bleistift signiert. Links bezeichnet: "Handdruck". - Eigenhändiger Abzug bzw. Abrieb des Künstlers. - Dieses Blatt aufgeführt in der Monografie der Galerie Döbele (Wilhelm Rudolph. 1889-1982. Aquarelle Zeichnungen Holzschnitte vor und nach 1945.Ravensburg 1988, S. 53, Abb. 102). - Hauptwerk des Künstlers! - Blattrand etwas wellig und minimal angecshmutzt. Verso Reste einer ehemaligen Montierung. Insgesamt ein gut erhaltenes Blatt. Wilhelm Rudolph (1889 Chemnitz - 1982 Dresden). Dresdner Maler und Grafiker. 1906-08 Lithografenlehre. 1908-14 Studium an der Akademie der Künste in Dresden bei Robert Sterl, Meisterschüler von Carl Bantzer. 1914-18 Soldat im Ersten Weltkrieg. Ab 1920 freischaffend in Dresden tätig. Mitglied der "Künstlervereinigung Dresden". 1932 Aufnahme der Lehrtätigkeit an der Dresdner Akademie der Künste, 1935 Professur. 1938 Entlassung und Ausstellungsverbot. 1945 Verlust des fast gesamten künstlerischen Werks durch die Bombenangriffe auf Dresden. 1946-49 erneute Lehrtätigkeit an der HfBK Dresden. 1961 Nationalpreis der DDR, Martin-Andersen-Nexö-Preis der Stadt Dresden, Kunstpreis des FDGB. 1979 Ehrenbürger der Stadt Dresden. 1980 Nationalpreis der DDR..

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        Set of Historic Signed Photographs of all three survivors of the Iwo Jima flag-raising immortalized in Joe Rosenthal?s photograph, each holding the flag he helped raise atop Mount Suribachi

      Rare Set of three photographs, each signed by the soldier depicted: ?Ira H. Hayes / Pfc., U.S.M.C.,? ?John H. Bradley Ph.M 2/C,? and ?Pfc. R.A. Gagnon.? Black & white, 8? x 10?. Each soldier is pictured holding the flag he helped raise atop Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima. Slight rippling at upper and lower edges can be eliminated by framing. Fine condition.On Feb. 23, 1945, atop Mt. Suribachi on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima, six American soldiers ?" five Marines and one Navy corpsman ?" planted the American flag. Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press was awarded the 1945 Pulitzer Prize in Photography ?for his photograph of the Marines planting the American flag on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima.? After President Franklin D. Roosevelt continued to see the AP photograph in newspapers across the country, he issued a Presidential Order: ?Transfer immediately by air to Washington, D.C. the 6 men who appear in the Rosenthal photograph of flag raising at Mt. Suribachi.? What he didn?t know was tha

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        ?I?ve become a political eunuch? ? a person who has no political influence ? handwrites Vice President Harry Truman in a postscript to a letter written to an old friend six days before becoming President upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt

      Typed Letter Signed "Harry S. Truman?, as Vice President, with 22 word handwritten postscript, 1p, 8? x 10.5?. On stationery of the Office of the Vice President, Washington, April 5, 1945. To Hugh P. Williamson, Prosecuting Attorney, Callaway County, Fulton, Missouri. The usual horizontal folds do not touch Truman?s handwriting. Minor flaws at edges. Fine condition.In full, "Thanks a lot for your good letter of the Third.

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        Animal Farm. A Fairy Story

      London, Secker & Warburg, 1945., 1945. FIRST EDITION. octavo, pp. 92. Elegantly bound in half green calf over buckram sides, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, top edge gilt, section of blank leaves bound in to give the book a more pleasing thickness. Publisher&#39;s original spine bound in at end. A fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. Winner of the 1946 &#39;Hugo&#39; Award [Fantasy Achievement Award] (Best Novella category).

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        What Hope for Green Street? (SIGNED)

      Jarrolds [1945]. - First edition of Hawk's debut novel, written during her internment at Holloway Prison. This copy signed by the author on the title page and dated the year after publication. 8vo. 128pp. Black cloth lettered in gold at spine. Cloth just a little marked in places, and lightly chafed at several extremities. A single short repaired tear to the margin of one leaf. A very good, bright copy, albeit printed on cheap wartime paper-stock. No dust wrapper. Hawks' novel was anonymously re-written prior to publication by Henry Williamson (in a letter dated 26th August 1945 to his long-time friend and subsequent biographer Lois Lamplugh, Williamson states "I rewrote a book for someone recently, it comes out soon with Jarrolds, called 'What Hope for Green Street?' After that, the first-author (whose work was jejune and only partly readable) must dree her own weird. I'll give no more advice.") The full extent of Williamson's rewrite is not possible to determine. The dust wrapper for Hawks' fourth novel, 'A Sparrow for a Farthing' (1950), notes that Hawks' debut "was discovered and launched by Henry Williamson" and Hawks was clearly thankful for his assistance, dedicating her second novel, 'Time is my Debtor' (1947), "Gratefully to Henry Williamson". Despite this we have found no evidence that the two knew each other or ever met, despite both being born and brought up in the same area of South East London, and both being members of the British Union of Fascists. An exceptionally scarce book (we have only ever handled a single copy previously), and even more so with the author's signature. Olive Hawks (1917-1992) was a leading female member of the British Union of Fascists. She became the party's Women's Organiser in Lewisham in 1934, appointed the prospective parliamentary candidate for Camberwell in 1937 and its national Chief Woman's Organiser by 1940. She was interned for four years as a Nazi sympathiser in 1940 and it was during this period that she wrote her first novel. It appears that she abandoned her Fascist sympathies after the war, publishing three further novels and a play before emigrating with her second husband and two sons. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Produced just after the surrender, Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes? unique hand-colored and annotated map outlining the division of Germany per the Berlin Declaration, along with 25 contemporary letters of Keyes discussing events of these historic times

      Color map, 22? x 29?. Administrative Map of Western-Germany, June 4, 1945. One mid-horizontal fold, one mid-vertical fold. Pinholes at corners from posting it on a wall or bulletin board. Fine condition.Titled ?Administrative Map / Western-Germany,? dated ?4 June 1945,? printed by the 649th Engineer Topographic Battalion (?649th Engr. Top. Bn 1945?) in Waiblingen-bei-Stuttgart. The landkreise (rural district), stadtkreis (urban district within landkreis), and land boundaries (made up of adjoining stadtkreis) are noted. Identified with flags, there are three Region Headquarters (Darmstadt, Marburg, Stuttgart) and five R.B. Headquarters (Frankfurt, Kassel, Wiesbaden, Mannheim, Karlsruhe).It was agreed at the Yalta Conference, held in Crimea, February 4-11, 1945, that after the war, Germany would be split into four occupied zones: American, British, French, and Russian. On May 7, 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Reims, France,

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