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        Toine *

      L.Wunderle, Lucerne 1945. - Broché 31 x 26, couverture illustrée rempliée, étui-boîte de toile verte, frappée d'un motif doré à la marque des animateurs de la collection. L'un des 40 exemplaires de tête numérotés et réimposés sur grand vergé de Guarro Molivell. Première plaquette d'une collection (on ignore comment elle se nomme, n'étant point précisée dans le corps du livre) imprimée par Roth et Sauter, consacrée à la louange du pressoir et de l'alambic.Notre exemplaire est imprimé au nom de l'éditeur qui rime avec le meilleur, seuls le tirage de tête étant enrichi de la suite signée. Papillon imprimé bicolore joint, à la date de la nouvelle année qui renforce notre première hypothèse d'une édition destinée à un cadeau d'entreprise.Exemplaire du tirage ordinaire sur demande.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Happy Rock. A book about Henry Miller

      Berkeley, California: printed for Bern Porter by the Packard Press,, 1945. Octavo. Original grey linen-backed boards, beige paper sides and endpapers, black titles and red illustration (by Ferdnand Léger) to front board, multicoloured leaves. Portrait illustration of Miller by Abraham Rattner to title page. Corners rubbed, covers and endpapers faintly marked; a very good copy. First edition; one of 3,000 copies (this unnumbered), of which 750 were bound for distribution during 1945, this from the 1947 issue (dated as such on the binding). This copy is inscribed by Miller himself on the front free endpaper, "From Henry Miller, Big Sur 4/20/50, to Hugo or his friend, for whomever - greetings - Salut! "Le cacodaimon" HM." The specific origin of Miller's persona as cacodaemon, an evil spirit, is untraced, though it fits entirely with the public perception of him as an evil and corrupting literary force, at a time when his Tropic trilogy was still banned in the United States. The printed dedication, fittingly, is "To the Freedom of the Press - should there ever be any", and the book itself collects pieces endorsing Miller by such writers as Lawrence Durrell, William Carlos Williams, Bern Porter (the publisher), Osbert Sitwell, and many more, with some notes by Miller himself, and a useful chronology and bibliography at the rear. The recipient of this copy was Jewish poet Hugo Manning (1913-77), a long-term correspondent of Miller, and also a contributor to this book, in which he writes, "Miller is anomalous, paradoxical... At one moment some will see him as the dead-end prophet, the amoral scavenger of the great twilight. And yet at another moment, they will see within that dead-end its very antithesis: Light. And saint-like wisdom. Many of us went are are still going the way of the Gadarene swine. We need a new piety certainly. Even if it is a rainbow's end, the act of searching for it will help.

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        Original Drawing: The Bread Basket

      [1945]. Brown crayon on paper, 18" x 15". Professionally matted and handsomely framed in walnut, with original gallery label (Signature Galleries, Chicago) on verso of backing-board. A few trivial spots of foxing, else Fine sight condition. Not viewed out of frame.& & A very fine example of Gropper's post-War style, depicting a husband, wife and infant, perhaps in a shtetl or ghetto. A decrepit-looking beggar sits in the background. Undated, but likely ca. 1945-50.

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        The Crack-Up

      New York: New York,, 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 patterened paper sides, pink top-stain. With the dust jacket. Light rubbing to ends and corners, tanned endpapers. An excellent copy in the spine-tanned and lightly rubbed jacket with a small closed tear, a few tiny chips and one or two trivial marks. First edition, first printing, first issue binding, of this posthumous collection of previously unpublished Fitzgerald material.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Prelude to Night (First Edition)

      New York: Coward-McCann, 1945. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good plus, unclipped example of the rare dust jacket. Book is bumped at the bottom outer corners and heel with some shelf wear to the bottom edges. Jacket is bright, with no fading, but has nicking and light wear to the corners and spine ends, and a single one-inch closed tear at the bottom of the front panel. Basis for the 1948 film noir, "Ruthless," directed by Edgar G. Ulmer and starring Zachary Scott and Sydney Greenstreet.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Fallen Angel (First Edition)

      New York: E.P. Dutton, 1945. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Book shows small bump to the lower corner of the front board, else very bright and clean. The spine and rear panel of the jacket show slight toning, with one crease and light soil to the rear panel and rubbing to the extremities. A very bright, presentable copy of a scarce film source title, basis for the key 1945 film noir directed by Otto Preminger (one of his six noir cornerstones) and starring Dana Andrews and Linda Darnell.

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        Building Plans, Elevations, and Perspective for the Residence of Mrs. Kenneth M. Hjul on Roosevelt Way, San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, April 1945. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 18" x 24". 5 sheets. Job #217. File #1827. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Original Black and White Photograph of Rockwell Kent

      1945. First printing An original Signed black and white photographic portrait of Rockwell Kent. Near Fine Condition. Slight creasing to lower right corner, not effecting the image. Minor tape residue on verso. 8 x 10 inches. Pencil notation on verso by Kent reads "RK 1945 or thereabouts. " A handsome portrait of Kent in striped tie and herringbone jacket. Signed on lower left corner in brown ink: "To my friend Richard Lamparski. Rockwell Kent.." Richard Lamparski: notorious radio broadcaster, biographer and author of the infamous "Whatever Became of.." series written in the late Sixties. From the photographic studio of Rudy Larson, with small signature emblem on lower right of image. &

      [Bookseller: Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA]
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        HOW MANY STRADS? Our Heritage from the Master. A Tribute to the Memory of A Great Genius compiled in the Year Marking the Tercentenary of his Birth: Being a Tabulation of Works believed to survive produced in Cremona by Antonio Stradivari between 1666 and 1737 including relevant Data and Mention of his Two Sons Francesco and Omobono. (1/1400. Signed and inscribed)

      Chicago: William Lewis & Son, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Very good. Flyleaf signed and inscribed “To my good friend John L. Ammon of Harrisburg, Va. With cordial greetings/ Ernest N. Doring/ September 28th: 1950.” Errata slip tipped to verso of flyleaf. #1188 of 1400. Red cloth leatherette, quarto. Light shelfwear to spine ends and corners.

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        L' éternelle Revue *

      La Jeune Parque, Garas/Paris 1944-1945. - En feuilles 14 x 11 puis broché 19 x 14, couverture illustrée par Picasso d'un motif monochrome de teinte variable pour les 5 derniers. Collection complète de cette revue créée dans la clandestinité par Eluard. La rare première série de deux livraisons, sans couverture, est manifestement en grand papier, tirée sur Vélin. La seconde fut dirigée par Louis Parrot. L'ensemble provient de la bibliothèque d'un libraire suisse sympathisant (et grand collectionneur de livres) de la Résistance.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Risorgimento, rivista mensile. Disponiamo dal n° 1 al 5 (tutto il pubblicato). Contiene scritti di Sturzo, Lussu, Sereni, Saba, Moravia, Sapegno, Togliatti, Jovine, Onofri, Csokor, Calogero, Calamandrei, Orecchio, Manacorda, Alatri, ecc. Disegni nel testo di Guttuso, Mafai, Purificato, Omiccioli, Monachesi, Vangelli.

      Einaudi 1945 Cinque numeri legati assieme in-8° di pp. complessive 480. Legatura in mezza tela coeva con tracce del tempo, conservate le bross. anteriori. Segnature a penna su due pagine. Una delle poche pubblicazioni romane di Einaudi a causa della guerra.

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        The Razor's Edge, a Novel by W. Somerset Maugham

      Philadelphia; Blakiston, 1945. 1st Blakiston edition. Description: 2 p. L. , 250 p. 19 cm. Form/genre: Fiction. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author to Arthur Dubin. Dated; Hollywood, August 27 1945. Good copy only in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and edges somewhat worn. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Manet *

      P. Cailler, Genève 12.6.1945. - Broché, couverture illustrée rempliée, non coupé. Tome 1 en version grand luxe dans lequel rien ne laissait supposer à l'époque qu'il serait suivi d'un second.Y est joint un portrait gravé original de Baudelaire par Manet (au format 30 x 22 sur papier vergé japon pelure qui rime avec quelques piqûres) reproduit en fin de volume, icelui provenant de la collection de l'éditeur. Sympathique ensemble. Édition originale. L'un des 20 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Vergé, outre 100 Chapelle.

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        Rose Lourdin *

      Mermod, Lausanne 30.6.1945. - En feuilles 30 x 24, couverture illustrée rempliée, étui-boîte pleine toile sable avec pièce de titre au dos. L'un des 20 exemplaires de tête avec suite signée sur Chine, numérotés et signés (par Mermod armé de son crayon rouge) sur Guarro Molivell à la main. Précieux exemplaire de tête, avec la délicate suite signée sur Chine, enrichi d'un projet original non retenu de la vignette de couverture, figurant une main tenant une fleur. Notre composition, au format de 25 x 20, à l'encre noire sur fond d'esquisse à la mine de plomb, est non signée mais comporte le cachet d'atelier.Joint encore le rare tiré-à-part de la Revue de Belles-Lettres numéro 1 de 1972, exclusivement tirée à 60 exemplaires sur vélin cuve et comportant, en sus de quelques lettres de l'auteur à l'éditeur, un projet inédit de portrait de Rose qui aurait fait une bien belle couverture.Egalement:- L'un des 100 Guarro Molivell sans suite ni truffe.[Gindrat 33]

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        Barreaux *

      Editions de Minuit et Demi, sans lieu 15.9.1945. - En feuilles sous couverture sable imprimée rempliée. Première garde marquée par la décharge d'une grande coupure de presse de la Gazette de Lausanne du 13 décembre 1948 (une page entière consacrée à la "Liberté de pensée et épuration"). Véritable édition originelle de ces "Poèmes de Fresnes" parue sous pseudonyme. Édition originale. L'un des 330 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches, après 25 Japon et 70 Marais.

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        Building Plans, Elevations, and Perspective for Duart Manufacturing Co., 6th St. 35; North of Clementina St., San Francisco. Current address 251 or 261 6th St

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, October 1945. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 19" x 30". 6 sheets. Job #218. File #2347. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        Florestan: The Life and Work of Robert Schumann

      New York: Henry Holt 1945 - 8vo., green cloth stamped in black; cover/pages lightly stained. Later edition. This copy boldly inscribed by Italian conductor Artuo Toscanini to composer Abraham Elitou on the front free endpaper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Table d'orientation [maquette & épreuves] *

      Aux Portes de France, Porrentruy 12.1945. - En feuilles 34 x 26, double couverture: a) typographique rempliée sur papier vert b) carton fort brun à rabats, premier plat illustré d'un motif sérigraphié bucolique bicolore (ça fait B.B.) d'Italo et Vincent de Grandi intégrant les lettrines T & Y, comme Tristan & Yseulde. Il s'agit d'une variante de celui figurant en fin (en page de regard de l'achevé d'imprimer) de "La chanson du chèvrefeuille" de Fagus, publié par le même éditeur, au même format et à quelques jours près. Double jeu d'épreuve de cette élégante plaquette, sous maquette de couverture typographiée main, le tout abondamment monté, annoté et corrigé. Le premier jeu, constitué de l'intégralité des pages de la future publication, est tamponné du bon à tirer (après corrections) signé de l'éditeur Pierre-Olivier Walser du 24 novembre. Il y a effectué 35 corrections ou annotations et joint un billet autographe signé destiné à l'imprimeur. Les lettrines, la pagination et le double bloc du justificatif au dos de l'achevé d'imprimer sont contrecollés.Le second jeu comporte les seules 18 pages du texte enrichies de 13 corrections de la main de Pierre Girard.Ensemble des plus instructif sur le métier d'antan, reflet de tout un travail artisanal aujourd'hui disparu avec l'avènement de l'informatique. Un exemplaire du livre y est joint, ce dernier est également disponible seul au dixième du prix de l'ensemble.Ah, la belle époque où l'on devait savoir "prendre son temps", comme l'écrivain (mais est-ce de lui qu'il s'agit ici ?) semble prendre plaisir à retarder le moment de retrouver l'objet de ses désirs, se laissant hanter par les fantômes de Larbaud, Morand, Gulliver, Goethe, Wilde et quelques autres, pour finalement ne pas conclure: "Il faut garder précieusement tous ses doutes".Exemplaire ordinaire sur simple demande. Avec L'un des 300 exemplaires numérotés de l'édition originale, outre 5 nominatifs et 25 hors commerce, tous sur Hollande teinté.

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        Fernarnd Leger. La Forme Humaine Dans L'Espace

      Montreal: Les Editions De L'Arbre, 1945. Red and black illustrated card covers with the cover title: "F. Legere 1938-44. Les Editions De L'Arbre - Montreal", pp.100 followed by 32 pages containing 38 black & white illustrations. INSCRIBED by Leger: "A. Schapiro / Cordialement / F Leger" on the additional illustrated title-page. Covers a little scuffed, otherwise a very good copy. Text in French. . INSCRIBED BY THE ARTIST. First Edition. Original Wrappers. Very Good. Square Octavo.

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      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1945. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Soper, Eileen. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Blue cloth, black titles. Blue pictorial endpapers. Colour frontis, b/w and two-colour illustrations. Corners lightly bumped. Couple of light marks to spine and rear cover, very common on this book. Wrapper is NOT price-cut (price 6/-), has some edge-wear with small chips (1-2mm) to corners and top and tail of spine, and 1cm closed tear to top of side of spine. Overall a lovely copy of a scarce book and wrapper. [S]

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        Chants secrets.

      M. Barbezat 1945 - - M. Barbezat, Lyon _1945, 19,5x28,5cm, broché. - Edition originale imprimée à 400 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil et réservée aux souscripteurs. Couverture illustrée d'une lithographie de E. Picq. Légères piqûres affectant ce dernier, infimes ombres sur les gardes, sinon rare et agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        An Important Collection of 19 Photograph Albums of Original Photographs recording life in post World War II Indonesia. Ca. 1946

      19 volumes (5 4/8 x 8 inches), each with ca 20 black and white images interleaved with brief typed descriptions, photograph size (5 4/8 x 7 inches). Original half black cloth, marbled boards, printed paper labels on each front cover (a bit browned). "Very little can as yet be said of the future political developments of this part of the archipelago" (anonymous photographer's note). An important and fascinating collection of photographs of post-war Indonesia apparently prepared by the Dutch government or a Dutch humanitarian organization just following the end of World War II. Between 1945 and 1949 Dutch troops fought local republican factions to regain control of Indonesia after the end of Japanese occupation. Photographs include dramatic and often disturbing images of the devastation caused by the war, particularly the Japanese occupation of Sumatra: "Southern Sumatra was the scene of many tragedies. on the capitulation of the Japanese forces many P.O.W. internment camps were discovered where P.O.W.'s lived on the verge of death." (anonymous photographer). There are photographs recording the official hand-over of power: "Conference between commander of British occuptation forces brigadier Hutchinson, colonel Mollinger, who with Dutch troops was to take over command from the former and Dr. Iza republican resident of Palambang and substitute for Dr. Gani minister of the republican government. the official taking over of command. the landing of Dutch troops" (ibid.) However, the focus of the albums seems to be the recovery of industry and agriculture in the Indonesian islands and the opportunity for economic development. Album titles include: Northern and Western Sumatra; Eastern Sumatra; Southern Sumatra; Bangka & Billiton; Western Borneo; Southern Borneo; Eastern Borneo; Western Java; Central Java; Eastern Java; Celebes; Bali; Eastern Indonesia; Types, Arts & Habits; People of Importance; Rice. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department .

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      (Ann Arbor, MI: J.W. Edwards. 1945). thick 8vo., cloth. Thousands of pages.. 7 volumes in 10. Accompanied by 19 parts bound in 2 volumes. A total of 12 volumes. Reprint of the 1863 and the 1898-1904, editions published by Johann Ambrosius Barth in Leipzig and the 1926, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940 editions published by Verlag Chemie with two bound volumes of 11 supplements published by Akademie-Verlag (bound in 2 volumes). (Sheehy EA231; Besterman 5638). The set remains the standard and indispensable work for information about the life and works of mathematicians, astronomers, physicists, chemists, mineralogists, geologists and other scientists of all nations. For each scientist, Poggendorff provides a brief bibliography of his writings, including periodical articles. This reprint covers the period 1858 to 1904. Over 140,000 references. Accompanied by the various supplements extending the set up through 1960. Ex library set with markings.

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        Here and Now

      Montreal: First Statement Press, 1945. Bound in stiff card wrappers with printed paper dustjacket. Some browning to the outer edges of front and rear panels. Previous owner's signature to the upper edge of the front endpage, otherwise fine. The author's first book, also the first issue of the First Statement New Writer's Series.. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good +/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Noah's Ark

      Evanston, IL, 1945. Fully developed mock-up for a game concept based on the Ark story, done by commercial artist Rebecca Falconer. Consists of a painted handmade cardboard box measuring 14 by 17 1/4 inches, containing seventeen paired animal playing cards with folding stands, a double-sided ark, all painted in tempera. Accompanying this mock-up is the correspondence Falconer had with Robert Long of the E. E. Fairchild Corp. in Rochester, NY and the instructions for playing the game, which is based on a simple rummy game. The two letters are dated January 23 and March 14, 1945. The game was apparently never produced. Some adhesive bleed-through to box top, which has some light wear to corners; tear to one side of the bottom, else a fine example of original commercial art from the American postwar period.

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        Carl Rungius Big Game Painter Fifty Years with Brush and Rifle

      West Hartford, Vermont: Countryman Press, The 1945, 1st limited edition. () 8p.l.,117pp. Near fine. Folio in original two tone decorated cloth with 10 tipped in colour plates after paintings by Rungius. Portrait of Rungius by Louis Betts. And illustrations in text from drawings by Rungius and photos. A very nice copy with only a touch of wear at the corners. 64 / 160 copies of the special limited edition signed by the Rungius and Schaldach. Also included as the frontis is an original etching of a moose signed by Rungius. Very scarce in this special edition..

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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

      Washington, D.C.: the Superintendent of Document. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. First published edition of the official government publication offering the public the first account of the development of the atomic bomb. "There was published on 12 August 1945 (six days after the atomic attack on Hiroshima) the remarkably full and candid account of the development work carried out between 1940 and 1945 by the American-directed by internationally-recruited team of physicists, under the code name of 'Manhattan District', which culminated in the production of the first atomic bomb... Compiled by Professor Smyth of Princeton, a consultant to the 'Manhattan District' project at Los Alamos, whose commandant General L.R. Groves provided the foreword, 'the Smyth Report', as it is familiarly known, was published at one dollar by the U.S. Superintendent of Documents" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 422e). Preceded by the rare pre-publication litoprint issue of 1000 copies distributed to the press and members of the physics community. Washington, D.C.: the Superintendent of Documents, 1945. Octavo, original paper wrappers.Owner's stamp on front cover. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Photos

      [c. 1945]. 27 photographs. Some light creasing and rubbing along edges, a few small spots, one photo with light markings transferred from an old plastic sleeve that it was housed in. Collection of 27 amateur and military photographs related to the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima on 6 Aug 1945. Within the collection are three distinct sets of photographs. Set A (each about 75 × 100-104 mm) comprises 13 amateur before-and-after photos of the city, including two before and three after images of the famous Hiroshima Commercial Museum ("Atomic Bomb Dome") and a before image of the Hiroshima Railway Station. There are also three photos showing an overview of the ruined city from a hill at a distance across the river. We have been unable to locate any of these within the historical record. Set B (each 111 × 142 mm) comprises 10 photos taken from within the city ruins, including blasted trees, twisted metal, a church, a burial ground, and the Commercial Museum. Each photo has a label hand-written on the negative in white block capitals "Terrible sight, by Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima". Copies of these photos have appeared for sale in the past, among the papers of a New Zealand army private, and at auction with other ANZAC materials. Set C (117 × 147 mm) comprises four photographs taken by the American military, with professional captioning. Two of these images ("Close-Up Air View of Hiroshima City" and "A White Puff Floats Over Dark Column of Atomic Explosion") were reproduced in Life Magazine on 17 Sept 1945. Photos from sets B & C have handwritten notes on the backs: "Please Return to Visitor Office" and green "TV" ink stamps, and may have been institutional copies held by a military visitor office or press office.

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        Death Comes as the End.

      London: for the Crime Club by Collins, 1945 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Edges of boards and ends of spine faded, contents very slightly toned. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and creased jacket with faded spine panel and a few nicks. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Typed letter signed to Renee Longy Miquelle

      New York, [Simon & Schuster,], 1945 [1959, 1966]. The Joy of Music [and] The Infinite Variety of Music. Single leaf folded for mailing with the envelope. Octavos. Original cloth, with the dust jackets. Housed in a dark blue quarter morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Letter very lightly marked, books very good in torn and creased dust jackets. First editions, first printings. Each book bearing the composer's signed presentation inscription, "To Renee who taught me much about the Joy of teaching Love Lenny", "For Renee with love & every good warm wish for '67 - Lenny B". The recipient was Bernstein's former teacher at the Curtis Institute where Longy taught ear training. Bernstein studied score reading under her tutelage. The letter was written just 5 days after the opening of his first Broadway musical, On The Town. "Well the show has opened and is a phenomenal hit, in spite of it all. The reviews are fantastic raves, especially the Times and PM, and the Hollywood Reporter which called it the greatest musical ever produced! It's thrilling, and I would be a rich man, except that whatever money I get goes back to Uncle Samovitch for taxes." He concludes that he is "struggling to get back into my beard (long-hair) and study Brahms First for Pittsburgh next week" signing off with "Love and thanks again Lenny Spookietchka". A touching and resonant group and a key association in Bernstein's musical life.

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        Notorious (Original screenplay for the 1946 film)

      Los Angeles, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, 1945. Temporary screenplay for the 1946 film. At 162 pages (the equivalent of nearly 3 hours' running time), this script is much longer than the final edited version, and like many Selznick scripts in the draft stage, is not quite complete (though the camera direction is already quite detailed), ending with the line "Alex, are you mad?" as called for. & & One of the great Hitchcock films, and one of a handful he made that ventured into more serious dramatic content outside the thriller genre. Though not credited as a screenwriter in the final film, Hitchcock and Hecht holed themselves up in a room in New York City for days developing the inital screenplay draft, this being the immediate result. Nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay. & & Pale blue studio wrappers, noted as Temporary Screenplay on the front wrapper, dated June 11, 1945, with credits for director Hitchcock and screenwriter Hecht. Distribution page present, with receipt intact, rubber stamped Script No. 2578. 162 leaves, mimeograph, with white revision pages dated 6/12/45. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with three silver brads.

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        The man Who Was There

      Scribners 1945 - First edition 1st printing, Fine minus book with push at top of spine and lightly bumped top corner, bookseller notations and price in light pencil on front end page; in a Near Fine jacket with light edge and corner wear, slight color loss, couple of tiny chips, soiled along edges of back panel and flaps. Signed by Morris on front end page. Morris’ second novel. Clipped listing from Robert Dagg Rare Books, San Francisco, Summer 2006 catalogue is laid-in and notes – The author’s own copy with his early owner signature on flyleaf. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Fleurs du Mal

      Breger Freres. SLIPCASED. Number 118 of 150 printed on Ile-de-France paper deckled eges 25 x31.5 cm unbound 327 pp with 20 lithographs by Roger Schardner signed in pencil, blue paper wraps over buff cardboard wrappers held by light gray boards with brown label with gilt lettering in gray cardboard slipcase light foxing throughout slipcase worn previous owner's bookstamp on title page. . Good. 1945.

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        As We Remember Joe

      Cambridge, Mass: Privately Printed. University Press, 1945. First edition, Second Issue. 8vo. Illustrated. Designed and Printed at the University Press, Cambridge. Original burgundy cloth. Fine copy . Inscribed to George Smathers from Bob Kennedy Christmas 1965 on the front free endpaper

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      Cambridge: Privately Printed, designed and printed at the University Press, 1945 [1965]. Scarce First and Limited Edition of the second issue, one of 250 only, with the title page printed entirely in black. This issue was privately printed for Robert Kennedy with most copies being distributed by him personally. Extensively illustrated with black and white photographs, letter facsimiles and a colour reproduction of the Navy Cross. 8vo, in the original burgundy cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and gilt lettered within a gilt ruled border within a black cloth box on the upper cover. xi, 75, with printers colophon on verso of page 75. An especially fine copy of this scarce work, rarely seen in this condition. SCARCE, AND ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN JOHN F. KENNEDY RELATED BOOKS AND WITH VERY EARLY PUBLISHED WRITINGS BY THE FUTURE PRESIDENT. Privately printed and limited, the work is known in two issue states. This is the second but probably scarcer state with the title page printed in black only. It is estimated that there were roughly 250 copies printed of the first issue with 500 copies in total given as the official printing record. However it is believed that the actual total print count was only 360, thus making the second issue the less common of the two. AS WE REMEMBER JOE was privately printed by the Kennedy family as a memorial to Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., John F.’s elder brother who was killed in action during World War II. It was to provide a remembrance for family, friends and a few important associates. In content, the book is a collection of essays or writings by various persons concerning Joe Kennedy. It was only John Kennedy’s second book (after WHY ENGLAND SLEPT in 1940) and it includes a forward by him and his very touching essay, MY BROTHER JOE. With the death of Joe Kennedy in 1944 his brother John F. Kennedy assumed the responsibilities and stature expected of an eldest son in the Kennedy family. This change in family position no doubt affected him for the rest of his life, greatly influencing his career in public service and leading 15 years later to the White House.

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

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

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        Administrative Behavior: A Study of Decision-Making Processes in Administrative Organization. Preliminary Edition

      Chicago: Illinois Institute of Technology, 1945. Very rare pre-publication of this hugely influential book which the Royal Swedish Academy cited as &#147;epoch-making&#148; in awarding the 1978 Nobel Prize in Economics to Simon &#147;for his pioneering research into the decision-making process within economic organizations&#148;. OCLC locates just one copy of this edition (Yale).<br/><br/>& & &#147;Influenced by the organizational research that was being conducted in other social sciences economists in the 1930s began to look at the structure of companies and at the decision-making process in an entirely new way. Simon&#146;s work was of the utmost importance for this new line of development. In his epoch-making book, <i>Administrative Behavior</i> (1947), and in a number of subsequent works, he described the company as an adaptive system of physical, personal and social components that are held together by a network of intercommunications and by the willingness of its members to cooperate and to strive towards a common goal. What is new in Simon&#146;s ideas is, most of all, that he rejects the assumption made in the classic theory of the firm of an omniscient, rational, profit-maximizing entrepreneur. He replaces this entrepreneur by a number of cooperating decision-makers, whose capacities for rational action are limited, both by a lack of knowledge about the total consequences of their decisions, and by personal and social ties. Since these decision-makers cannot choose the best alternative, as can the classic entrepreneur, they have to be content with a satisfactory alternative. Individual companies, therefore, strive not to maximize profits but to find acceptable solutions to acute problems. This might mean that a number of partly contradictory goals have to be reached at the same time. Each decision-maker in such a company attempts to find a satisfactory solution to his own set of problems, taking into consideration how others are solving theirs. <br/><br/>& & &#147;Simon&#146;s theories and observations about decision-making in organizations apply very well to the systems and techniques of planning, budgeting and control that are used in modern business and public administration. These theories are less elegant and less suited to overall economic analysis than is the classic profit-maximizing theory, but they provide greater possibilities for understanding and predictions in a number of areas. They have been used successfully to explain and predict such diverse activities as the distribution of access to information and decision-making within companies, market adjustment to limited competition, choosing investment portfolios and choosing a country in which to establish a foreign investment. Modern business economics and administrative research are largely based on Simon&#146;s ideas.&#148; (Nobel Press Release). <br/><br/>& & The first edition was published by Macmillan in 1947; the second, in 1957; the third, in 1976; and the fourth, in 1997. A 1990 article in <i>Public Administration Review</i> named it the &#147;public administration book of the half century&#148; (1940-1990). It was voted the fifth most influential management book of the 20th century in a poll of the Fellows of the Academy of Management. See also the detailed Wikipedia article on the book. & & & & Offset typed leaves (280 x 218 mm) punch bound in metal clasp and stiff old cardboard wrappers (chipped and teared), vi[i] 247 leaves (printed on one side of the sheet, only), verso of title page stamped &#39;MAR 11 1945&#39;.

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      Photograph. Touch of wear to corners. Fine. Wonderful 8" x 10" photograph of Helen Keller seated on a couch with an alert dog at her feet. With a fine INSCRIPTION at the bottom of the photo: "To Mr. George D. Norris/with appreciative greetings" SIGNED "Helen Keller" in her typical pencil and dated "March 5th 1945." Fairly good contrast of Keller's writing against the dark background of the photograph, not always the case with Keller's writing as often the pencil either did not penetrate the surface enough or faded over the course of the years. Here it is dark and legible. From the Marshall B. Coyne collection.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      Sylvan Press, London 1945 - 183pp. foxing at endpapers & compressed page edges, sticker removal mark (old), cloth fold mark, not visible inside, slight cant over many years laid flat -see photos re these. Here's the synopsis and information >>> Smiley was a young Australian boy, William Thomas Greevins, who was constantly falling into adventures & mischief in the Australian outback town where he lived and attended Murrumbilla State School. To many Australians (Neville Ernest) Moore Raymond's book "Smiley" is eponymous with a time of simple bush-town naivete, but when it hit the bookshops to great acclaim it was hailed as an Australian Huckleberry Finn and film rights were bought immediately by Sir Alexander Korda. The book's success inspired two followups, Smiley Gets a Gun. London, Sylvian Press, 1947 & Smiley Roams the Road, Hulton Press, 1959. Both these titles fall into the "not too hard to find" category whereas the original is as scarce as can be imagined, eg: one currently listed in Ireland at 3X ours but a later copy. The book, though written for adults, was successfully adapted into a movie screenplay that had a very long gestation as its successive directors sought the ideal character to portray Smiley and an ideal film location. Raymond's brother asserted the three Smiley stories were inspired by memories of hot, dusty little towns of childhood. Moore Raymond was born in Queensland in 1903(4?) at Pimpama and educated at Toowoomba Grammar and then Queensland University. He worked as a freelance journalist, author, broadcaster and actor whilst working in Britain. In 1946 Korda sent Raymond to Australia to find a possible child actors and locations over a three month search. However Korda says he could not find an appropriate director and shelved it. Korda eventually assigned the project to Anthony Kimmins, who had served in Australia in World War Two. He arrived in Australia in March 1950 to begin preproduction and announced he would make the film near Augathella for £100,000. However after actually inspecting the site he doubted it would be useful and he was unable to find an actor he was happy with. Plans to make the movie were delayed again. Kimmins returned to Australia in September 1955 to begin again and after interviewing over 2,000 boys, he cast Colin Peterson as Smiley and Bruce Archer as Joey. Keith Calvert got the Smiley role in "Smiley Gets a Gun". Colin Petersen, the original Smiley, went on to become a drummer in the Bee Gees. Filming started in late October, with the township of Murrumbilla created on an estate at Camden Park. Roles went to Chips Rafferty, Ralph Richardson, John McCallum, Bud Tingwell & Leonard Teale amongst others. . As part of our literary heritage this book will make a great heirloom gift as a valuable memento of our recent cultural past. Serious literature critics were quite right in their comparisons of the story with Twain's Huckleberry Finn. There's enormous scope to interpret Raymond's book as social commentary on our relationship with Britain, our treatment of the aborigines, class structure and business ethics/morals. This extract by essayist Emma Hamilton is an example of the interpretations put > At the macro-level. Smiley's journey can also be seen as a metaphor for nationhood. Smiley is introduced possessing distinctly adult qualities: he recites poetry and has a large vocabulary, he troubles himself with the romance between school teacher Miss Workman and Sergeant Flaxman, and promises that he will provide dinner for his mother. He is, as many scholars have suggested of Australia itself, 'born modern'. (Extract from the excellent Making Film and Television Histories: Australia and New Zealand edited by James E. Bennett, Rebecca Beirne). Raymond's writing credits >>> During the 1930s he wrote a number of plays for broadcast on the BBC (mostly for Midland) including the burlesque (in rhyme) The Marmalade Mystery (1935) and the series The House Next Door (1936), the Christmas revue Folly and Mistletoe [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Viking, 1945. First edition, first issue, the very scarce light mustard binding issued on only a limited number of the first editions. 8vo, original light mustard cloth, in the dustjacket. 208. A nice copy with some light edgewear to the jacket. RARE, ONE OF AN EXTREMELY LIMITED NUMBER IN THE FIRST ISSUE MUSTARD BINDING. The warm and funny story of the inhabitants of Cannery Row in Monterey, California. Steinbeck dedicated the book to his close friend Ed Ricketts upon whom he modeled Doc, the central character of the novel.

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        Cannery Row

      New York: The Viking Press, 1945 First edition, advance issue in the publisher&#39;s blue wrappers. An excellent copy with only some minor fading to spine, else fine.. First Edition. Fine.

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        Early Rehoboth: Documented Historical Studies of Families and Events in this Plymouth Colony Township. Volumes I - IV


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        Den Onde Fyrste. Eventyr for Born og Voksne

      Copenhagen: Alex. Vincents Kunstforlag, (c. 1945). Oblong octavo. (20)pp. With nine illustrations in color by Palle Wennerwald. Until the Nazi occupation of Denmark in 1940, Den Onde Fyrste was one of Hans Christian Andersen&#146;s lesser-known tales. Written in 1840, the story tells of a prince who is bent on conquering the world, occupying country after country, erecting his image everywhere. When the prince sets his sights on defeating God, he is ultimately vanquished by a mosquito that flies straight into his brain, driving him mad. It is easy to see how such a story could be adapted for the political reality of Europe under Hitler and how it would have gained in popularity among an occupied people. Wennerwald dips into red, green, and yellow palettes to create a visual statement that is at once striking and brutal. A very fine copy of a rare work of occupation literature for children. Bookplate to inside front cover.

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        Battle of Angels. A Play

      (Murray, Utah): Pharos, 1945. The author&#39;s first book comprising the entire first and second numbers of Pharos magazine. Fine in pale blue-gray wrappers which shows a light diagonal crease through the center, and chipping along yapp edges. Housed in a cloth clamshell box with leather spine label.

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