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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)

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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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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        Kwiaty Oswiecimia. [Flowers of Auschwitz.]

      Drukarnie Narodowa, Krakow 1945 - With 25 reproductions of Tolkatchev's drawings. First edition. In publisher's illustrated wrappers. 13, (3) p., a 12 illustrated plates. First edition of this collection of Tolkatchev's illustrated reportage on Auschwitz and its liberation. One of the earliest illustrated books about the Holocaust. Zinowij Tolkaczew (Zinovii Tolkatchev; 1903-1977) was a Soviet-Jewish graphic artist and painter. As a volunteer in the Red Army he participated in the liberation of the concentration camps Majdanek and Auschwitz. He drew and wrote down what he saw and heard from the liberated prisoners, and these experiences resulted in the creation of the series of artworks that were published in printed form as this booklet and others in portfolios. Cover dusted, slightly chipped. Pages yellowed due to aging. Otherwise in fine good condition. In publisher's illustrated wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Magic of a Name … Illustrations from Paintings by Roy Nockolds.

      1945 - London, G.T. Foulis & Co., Ltd. [1949]. 8vo. Original presentation binding of full morocco, spine with raised bands and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, pp. 283, mounted colour plates; a very good presentation copy with printed presentation leaf at the beginning, inscribed to Air Chief Marshal Sir James M. Robb, with accompanying letter by Ernest Walter Hives, head of the Rolls-Royce Aero Engine division and chairman of Rolls-Royce Ltd. Revised edition of this company history, printed on fine paper. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        Brideshead Revisited. The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1945 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Case of the Golddigger's Purse

      A fine first edition in a very good dust jacket with a slightly faded spine. $2.00 price still on front flap. Matching year (1945) on title page and copyright page, and no mention of later printings on copyright page, which is how Morrow indicated a first printing at this time. Former owner's name on front free endpaper.

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        The Open Society and Its Enemies. Volume I: The Spell of Plato. Volume II: The High Tide of Prophecy: Hegel, Marx, and the Aftermath.

      London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd, 1945 - 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). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor (SIGNED)

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1945 - Peake's first book -- the 1945 is actually the second edition, with color screens added to the internal pages, as most copies of the 1939 true first were reported "destroyed by enemy action early in the war." Large, slim octavo signed to the blank FFE "Mervyn Peake '47." This copy acquired from the Old Aberdeen Bookshop, Aberdeen, whose proprietor informs us "The signature is genuine according to the lady who sold this book. Given to her mother by the author in Sark, Channel Islands, UK." And indeed, the distinctive signature matches others available Online. None of the usual warping to the boards, here, though there's also no dust jacket. Charming if somewhat odd pirate fantasy. (Actual relationship of the pirate captain and the Yellow Creature remains unclear, and thus possibly non-traditional.) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Original World War II American P.O.W. Watercolor Drawings

      [Limburg, Germany, 1945. Near Fine. A series of eight pen and ink and watercolor drawings by Charles D. Cilley, an American sergeant with the 52nd Armored Infantry Division, depicting his wartime experience at a German P.O.W. camp after his capture during the Battle of the Bulge. All eight drawings are on paper sheets measuring about 12" x 9.5". Scattered old tape stains on the back edges, near fine.Though not numbered or captioned, the eight drawings chronicle the main events after Cilley's capture in December 1944, beginning with a drawing of an endless column of American GIs snaking its way through a cold winter landscape under a starry night. A second drawing shows prisoners being transported in railroad boxcars (one of which is marked "Deutschland Reichseisenbahn" or "German Railroad"): they are shown taking a break while under guard, high up in a mountainous area on a clear day. Cilley and thousands of other American prisoners were sent to Stalag XIIA, a "notoriously bad" P.O.W. camp located in Diez, a small village on the Lahn river near Limburg, Germany. It was initially set up to serve as a transit camp, where newly captured prisoners were interrogated before being sent on to other better organized P.O.W. camps deeper inside of Germany. However, by the end of the war Stalag XIIA served both as a transit hub and makeshift permanent residence for prisoners captured on both the Eastern and Western Fronts, including many British and Russian soldiers, as well as Indian soldiers captured in North Africa. Cilley remained at Stalag XIIA until it was liberated by troops of the American 9th Armored Division in April 1945.Five drawings depict life at the camp. In mid-December American prisoners from the Battle of the Bulge began to arrive. According to contemporary accounts: "rations per man were reduced to a tenth of a loaf, followed by coffee, then a soup at lunch time, and either a potato soup or three jacket potatoes for supper." Cilley shows the newly arrived American prisoners on various work details, both preparing and carrying large pails of soup, and lined up to receive it. He accurately depicts the main barracks emblazoned with the letters "POW" on its roof, along with a column of prisoners carrying soup, sacks of potatoes, and a few loaves of bread in front of a newly posted sign: "Amerikaner Kuche" (American food). He also depicts prisoners at leisure inside of a barrack furnished with wooden bunks, tables, and a stove; and outside a barracks washing clothes.A final intriguing drawing shows prisoners working on railroad tracks and rail cars that had been bombed. On December 23/24, the allies bombed the Limburg/Dietz rail yard near Stalag XIIA, not knowing that the boxcars on the tracks were filled with allied P.O.W.'s in transit; and the camp itself was also hit when flares were blown off course into the camp. Cilley's drawing depicts the prisoners at work on the tracks alongside damaged boxcars, with the village of Dietz (presumably) in the background. Included with the drawings is a letter of provenance written by Cilley's son, who notes that Cilley had developed severe pneumonia while at the camp and "only survived" thanks to the intervention of the German doctor in charge, who successfully drew the fluid from out of his lungs. Also included is a copy of a 52nd AIB Newsletter from December 1948 that was written entirely by Cilley (20 typed pages) for veterans of the unit.A remarkable set of accomplished drawings, done either while Cilley was still at the camp or very soon after he was liberated in April 1945.

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        Five Go to Smuggler's Top.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1945 - Octavo. Original light blue cloth, spine and front cover lettered in black, pictorial endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Ownership inscription and address to front flap of dust jacket. Some discolouration to spine and covers, a little foxing to edges of text block, frontispiece slightly cockled. A very good copy in the dust jacket which has a couple of chips and marks to spine panel, nicks and rubbing to extremities. Colour frontispiece and illustrations to the text by Eileen Soper. First edition, first impression of the fourth adventure in the Famous Five series, uncommon in the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        STUART LITTLE

      Harper & Brothers (1945), New York - Pictorial cloth. Illustrated by Garth Williams. White's first children's book. Early owner name dated Nov. 1945 at the top of the front pastedown. Near Fine in a Near Fine example of the proper dustwrapper (priced $2.00) with a very small chip at the top of the spine not affecting the lettering and very mild soiling to the rear [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Jours de gloire. Histoire de la libération de Paris. With etching and lithographs by Picasso.

      Paris: Ministere de Education Nationale, 1945. Jours de gloire. With a lithograph by Picasso. Histoire de la libération de Paris. Général Koenig Paris Dambusier 1945, 1945. 1st Edition. Preface du Général Koenig. Text in French by Paul Eluard, Paul Valery, Colette, and Andre Billy. One of the 1000 numberd copies sur Lana. With one etching by Picasso that illustrated the Eluard poem, an etching by Daragnès on frontispiece, four etchings Digimont and four etchings by Touchagues. Profusely illustrated with drawings and two lithographs by Picasso in text. The book was published just at the end of WWII, under the patronage of Ministere de Education Nationale and sold for the profit of Croix-Rouge and victims / prisoners of the War. More Pictures on request

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        Holy Disorders.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1945 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. An excellent copy in the rubbed and faded jacket with short splits at the folds repaired with tape to the verso. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Verve: revue artistique et littéraire. Vol. IV, no. 13. "De la couleur"

      Paris: Verve, 8 November 1945 Cover, title page (Duthuit 74) and frontispiece ("La chute d'Icare," Duthuit 104) are all silkscreens. Primarily plates and illustrations (about half in color). 56 + [5] pp. Light boards wrapped in dustjacket. About 35 x 25 cm. This fragile publication is one of the four most sought-after issues of Verve. As usual, it is worn at the extremities; the backstrip of the paper cover has been repaired and strengthened from the inside. An elegant, unobtrusive signature on the title page reads "Spencer Barefoot." Perhaps it is not the same person as a popular singer of the Sixties and Seventies from New Jersey whose real name was Steve Tracy. Laid in: a subscription card to Verve from about 1938, when Esquire-Coronet handled American sales. **Free domestic or international shipping with direct order.

      [Bookseller: Laurence McGilvery]
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        Italienische Reisen. Deutsche Künstler und ihr Italienbild 200 Jahre nach Goethe. Eine Auswahl. Buch zur Ausstellung vom 3. Mai bis 30. Juni 1984 Galerie Rose.

      110 Seiten 8 quer, gebundene Ausgabe, grüner Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit Original-Graphik als Vignette auf dem Buchdeckel mit Folienumschlag, ungelesen und wie neu. Dieser Katalog wurde in einer Auflage von 500 numerierten Exemplaren gedruckt. Der Sonderausgabe mit den Nummern 1 bis 33 liegen je eine signierte Originalradierung von Peter Bräuninger und Jan Peter Tripp bei. Die Radierung von Jan Peter Tripp ist vom Künstler eigenhändig koloriert. Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer 29. Jan Peter Tripp (* 15. Mai 1945 in Oberstdorf im Allgäu) ist ein berühmter deutscher Maler und Grafiker.

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        La giovane siberiana

      VALENTINO BOMPIANI, MILANO 1945 - Corona-collezione universale ITALIANO Numero 41 della collezione universale Bompiani "Corona". A cura di Alfredo Fabietti. Brossura con bordi usurati e strappi e mancanze al dorso; ingiallita con fioritura come tagli e carte. Presente sovraccoperta illustrata con evidenti strappi e gravi mancanze al dorso e al piatto posteriore.

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        DRACULA

      FRATELLI BOCCA, 1945. ITALIANO 0,37 N. 7 della collana, prefazione di Remo Fedi, pagine brunite attorno ai testi da fattore tempo e qualità della carta, presenza di lieve fioritura, leggera barba e fioritura ai tagli, brossura editoriale con bruniture del tempo ed usura ai bordi, dorso brunito e con strappetto alla cima, al piatto anteriore illustrato un pipistrello USATO

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        Death Comes As the End

      Collins The Crime Club, UK 1945 - Death Comes As the End by Agatha Christie First Edition Collins The Crime Club 1945. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. A fine copy in like dust jacket. Not price clipped and remarkably well preserved, with no loss or toning. An excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jours de gloire. Histoire de la libération de Paris. With etching and lithographs by Picasso.

      Ministere de Education Nationale, Paris 1945 - Jours de gloire. With a lithograph by Picasso. Histoire de la libération de Paris. Général Koenig Paris Dambusier 1945. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Preface du Général Koenig. Text in French by Paul Eluard, Paul Valery, Colette, and Andre Billy. One of the 1000 numberd copies sur Lana. With one etching by Picasso that illustrated the Eluard poem, an etching by Daragnès on frontispiece, four etchings Digimont and four etchings by Touchagues. Profusely illustrated with drawings and two lithographs by Picasso in text. The book was published just at the end of WWII, under the patronage of Ministere de Education Nationale and sold for the profit of Croix-Rouge and victims / prisoners of the War. More pictures on request [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JORNADAS.

      "El Colegio de México". Centro de Estudios Sociales, México 1945 - Director: J. Medina Echavarría. Disponemos de los siguientes ejemplares: Nº 33: Emilio Willems: "El problema rural Brasileño desde el punto de vista antropológico". Nº 36: Silvio Zavala: "Contribución a la historia de las instituciones coloniales en Guatemala"; Nº 39: Yañez, A.: "Fichas Mexicanas". Nº 50: Max Aub, "Discurso de la novela española contemporánea". Si desea solamente un ejemplar, el precio individual es de U$ 160 4vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) varias pp páginas [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Freddy and the Popinjay

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. First edition. Illustrated with Drawings by Kurt Wiese. 1 vols. 8vo. Red cloth stamped in black, pictorial endpapers. Near fine copy in the SCARCE DUST JACKET with a small chip from upper panel, slight wear and soiling. Wiese, Kurt. First edition. Illustrated with Drawings by Kurt Wiese. 1 vols. 8vo.

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        The Open Society and its Enemies.

      2 vols. gr.-8. 268 352 pp. OLn. m. goldgepr. Rückentitel. EA. Very rare first edition. - "The book is a critical introduction to the policy of politics and of history" (Preface). - Vol. I: The spell of Plato. Vol. II: The high tide of prophecy. - "Written in political exile in New Zealand during the Second World War and first published in two volumes in 1945, Karl Poppers The Open Society and Its Enemies is one of the most famous and influential books of the twentieth century. Hailed by Bertrand Russell as a vigorous and profound defence of democracy, its now legendary attack on the philosophies of Plato, Hegel and Marx prophesied the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and exposed the fatal flaws of socially engineered political systems" (Routledge).

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