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        Cannery Row

      The Viking Press, New York 1945 - "Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck. First edition, first printing, first issue (buff cloth), with its original dust jacket. Published by The Viking Press, New York, 1945. The dust jacket is in very good plus condition. Minor creases to the spine. Some light wear to the panels. The book is in very good plus to near fine condition. The first state buff cloth boards are very well preserved with firm edges. The blue lettering is bright and crisp. Previous owner's inscription on the front endpaper, "Rita C. Kinne". Gentle surface wear to the boards and spine. A wonderful example of the first edition of "Cannery Row", rarely found this well preserved. Steinbeck's "Cannery Row" is a novel centered on the inhabitants of Cannery Row, a street in Southern California lined with sardine fisheries, during the Great Depression. Themes of camaraderie, judgement, and contentment are explored within the characters and their relationships with each other. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(CRWD-1) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        F.D.R. Meets Ibn Saud

      The first meeting between a King of Saudi Arabia and the President of the United States was held during the Middle East Conference, February 14, 1945, onboard the USS Quincy, on the Great Bitter Lake of the Suez in Egypt. The work is a primary published source and the only book by a participant. Offered is an extraordinary presentation specimen of historic interest with 4 added associated pieces, mounted for Harry Kern, the recipient with formerly restricted, secret information on the Conference: a letter that relays private thoughts of King Ibn Saud on Jews in Palestine with the stated understanding it and the other extra material will not be shown to David Ben Gurion, Prime Minister of Israel; 3 expurgated original manuscript pages, not published by authority of the United States executive branch, two of the pages with Eddy's added heading, "Not to be shown to any Arab"; and a memorandum, Secret-17G-MONO, made from notes near the close of the February 4-11, 1945 Yalta Conference, recording a chilling exchange between Stalin and F.D.R. about the impending Middle East Conference. William Eddy and Harry Kern were associated through linking CIA consultancies and activities relating to the munitions & defense industry and Big Oil, including its production in Saudi Arabia and international distribution. PRESENTATION: Signed twice by Eddy, formally on the half-title page and with the title page inscription, "for Harry Kern from his fellow pilgrim to Riyadh". Two months before, Kern published, "Inside Saudi Arabia" in Newsweek, for which he traveled to Riyadh. EDDY [1896-1962]: Jonathan Swift authority; Colonel in the Marines; Chief of OSS in the Mediterranean theater; Arabist, Minister Plenipotentiary to Saudi Arabia and sole translator at the Conference; CIA operative and contact; friend to King Ibn Saud, and an ARAMCO consultant. KERN [1911-96]: A highly influential foreign correspondent and editor; CIA contact, liaison between government and business elites in Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United States, confidant of King Saud and Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi, and go-between for first Lockheed and then Grumman Aircraft in Japan. CONDITION DETAIL: Book: Pages: clean: paper clip mark top of half-title p. and title p. Boards: upper board: dent by top corner: light tip wear: spine: slight crown loss: some foot wear with fray: gilt: bright on board: dulled on spine. Binding: spine slightly loosened: solid. Ephemera: 4 sheets attached with staples, secret memo with paper clip. MSS.: clean and fresh, except 1 sheet with slight margin soiling. Letter: minor wear. Secret Memo: Near Good: paper clip marks: some edgewear: added pen mark after final period: x and a bracket in pencil in margin. FORMAT: Publisher's green cloth boards with gilt letters in sewn binding. SIZE: 233 x 155 mm (9.17 x 6.1 inches). PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, 45 pages, (1 p); 2 captioned b/w photos. SECRET MATERIAL: 1) Typed Signed Letter From Eddy To Kern (The original, not a copy): 4 paragraphs-30 lines, dated May 6, 1955 from Beirut, Lebanon, heading-Trans-Arabian Pipe Line Co., signed in a fine hand, Bill Eddy; exceptional content includes highly confidential information about King Ibn Saud's opinions about the disposition of European Jewish refugees after WWII, information not made public until 1973 in "Witness to History" by Bohlen. The letter also confirms the sending of the expurgated pages with the explicit understanding none of the material will be shown to David Ben-Gurion. 2) Expurgated Manuscript Page (The original, not a copy): No seals or government markings; typed sheet with watermark and impress of typewriter; 12 typed lines at page 15 with heading 15B, on Emperor Haile Selassie and his intense distrust of the British, demonstrated after meeting with Churchill when he insisted to be flown by an American pilot in an American plane to Addis Ababa. 3) Two Expurgated Manuscript Pages (Original MSS., not a copy): No seals or government markings; 2 sheets typed on one side, watermark and impress of typewriter; 5 paragraphs-65 lines at page 40 with heading in parenthesis, "(Not to be shown to any Arab)", numbered 40C and 40D respectively. An insightful anecdote, told with an ear for the colorful detail, about King Ibn Saud's personal physician and close advisor since 1936, Dr. Rashad Pharaon and what eventuated when he misplaced his drug kit for the King, including an appraisal by a senior US Navy physician after recovery of the drugs, as principally bogus aphrodisiacs. 4) Secret-17G-MONO memorandum: important, as it records the actual short conversation between Stalin and F.D.R. at Yalta on the Middle East Conference; 4 x 8.5 inches, printed on gray, government issue coated paper with a fabric backing; 9 lines-79 words, 4 lines of inquiry from Stalin-5 lines in reply from F.D.R.: "Marshall Stalin then said he thought more time was needed to consider and finish the business of the conference. The President answered that he had three Kings waiting for him in the Near East, including Ibn Saud. Marshall Stalin asked whether the President intended to make any concessions to Ibn Saud. The President replied that there was only one concession he thought he might offer and that was to give him the six million Jews in the U.S." ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        Churchill Wartime Coalition Cabinet medallion, presented to Robert Hudson

      n.p., [1945]. (CHURCHILL, WINSTON) Cast and engraved bronze circular medallion, 4 inches in diameter. Engraved inscription: "To Robert Hudson from Winston Churchill" and on reverse, in relief: "Salute the Great Coalition 1940- 1945." Both legends enclosed in oak leaf wreath border in relief. Some scattered spots of oxidation. In suede case . Churchill presented one of these medallions to each member of his Wartime Coalition Cabinet. Robert Hudson (1886-1957), the recipient of this example, was minister of agriculture and fisheries from 1940 to 1945. He came to the post with a reputation for hard work but his support for certain free trade practices was deemed harmful to England's farmers, and many wondered if Hudson was fit for the job. He proved more than able and was instrumental in ensuring that England didn't starve during the war. "With a determination, as Lord Winterton commented, 'to see that farmers and landowners alike used every acre of soil to help keep the nation from starvation' (Winterton, 272), Hudson and his junior minister, Tom Williams, undertook a massive organizational and publicity task. Through guaranteed prices and markets for most goods, and the development of a nationwide network of decentralized county and district committees involving local farmers themselves in the monitoring of land use, farming output was increased greatly. The acreage in England and Wales of wheat, for example, was by 1944 increased by 82 per cent, potatoes by 116 per cent, sugar beet by 24 per cent, and the total area under tillage by nearly 4.75 million acres (69 per cent)" (ODNB). Vita Sackville-West considered Hudson an ally, and in the opinion of many, he "'was by far the best of Ministers of Agriculture in either war' (Winterton, 272)" (ODNB). After the war, Hudson was made first viscount Hudson, retired from politics, and established a successful Friesian herd in Wiltshire. He died in Southern Rhodesia, where he had some farming interests Exceedingly rare, the only example of this medallion to appear at market since the end of World War II

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        Esthétique du Mal

      Cummington, Mass: The Cummington Press, 1945 - No. 143 of 300 copies (total edition of 340). 8vo. With pen & ink drawings by Wightman & Williams. Green "Natsume" paper-covered boards with black morocco spine. Spine a little rubbed. Edelstein A10 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ROMANCERO GITAN Traduction par Paul Verdevoye, Precedee D’Une Etude Sur L’Homme et L’Oeuvre Par Jean Camp

      Paris: La Nouvelle Edition, 1945. Second edition thus, one year after the first. WITH A SIGNED PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION BY THE EDITOR, JEAN CAMP. Printed in blue. Small 4to, publisher’s original printed wrappers, in glassine. 95 pp. A very good copy with only a bit of minor expected wear to the delicate paper wrappers and toning to the paper as is typical. INSCRIBED BY JEAN CAMP. Perhaps Garcia Lorca’s most famous work, “Gypsy Ballads” was first published in Spanish in 1928. It consists of eighteen ballads, each of the poems have something in common, dealing with Gypsy culture . It reflects the pains of a persecuted people living on the fringe of society and finding itself pursued by the representatives of authority, and their struggle against this repressive authority. This struggle would be echoed in Garcia Lorca’s own life, he was presumed killed by anti-Communist forces just days after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. A unique copy, inscribed by the editor, Jean Camp. Camp also provides essay on Garcia Lorca and his work which is not included in the earlier Spanish or English editions.

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        A Street in Bronzeville

      Harper & Brothers, 1945. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Harper & Brothers, New York 1945. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Black cloth boards with gold lettering. Signed by Gwendolyn Brooks on an unattached letter. The letter contains a note from the author thanking a fan for interest in her work. It also mentions that future correspondence be directed to her agent and includes the agents 1945 Chicago work address. The inscription and letter are 100% Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Near Fine, soft shelf wear, clean pages, tight spine, mild age toning, intriguing decorative bookplate at the front endpaper reminiscent of Charlotte's Web which was published seven years later. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $2.00 at the front flap, author's photo at the rear panel, list of previous publication's all from magazines and newspapers, buy war bonds ad, shelf wear and chipping, paper loss at the spine.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        The Weary Blues

      New York: Knopf, 1945. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. With an introduction by Carl Van Vechten. Hughes's most famous book, with the original jacket design by Miguel Covarrubias. A later printing (10th - 1945), but nicely inscribed by Hughes to Alain Bosquet, dated New York April 28, 1950. A fine copy in lightly chipped dustwrapper.

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        POWER STATION CHIEF ENGINEER CAREER SCRAPBOOK. 1910 - 1945

      Indianapolis, Indiana:. 1945.. 11" x 8-1/2". ~ 75 leaves.. Custom binding of stiff stock buff paper covers, with 3 individual binder rings.. A few of the final leaves detached, otherwise a Very Good plus item.. Stang, an engineer who took his Electrical Engineering degree from Iowa State College in 1912, begins his scrapbook [which is arranged with most recent material first] 2 years prior with two 1910 photographs of "Interior Views of Machine Shop". This wonderful personal compilation continues to document Stang's professional history through 1945, where he had risen to the position of Chief Engineer of the C. C. Perry Power Station, Indianapolis Power & Light Company [50,000 KW Capacity & 175 employees]. & & Herein will be found ~ 30 TLs [to/from Stang to others in the industry, which have Stang's divers positions or position-seeking as a focus], ~ 15 newspaper clippings on Stang and/or the Iowa/Ohio power companies, 75+ photographs [1910 - 1935] visually documenting primarily workplaces, electrical power-generating gear & divers electrical plant projects [e.g., 5 captioned 1918 photos, the US Army Chlorine Division, Edgewood Arsenal & 20+ captioned 1915 "Progress Pictures - New Boiler Room Addition" the Des Moines Electric Co. Power Station on the Des Moines river], 5 industry newsletters [primarily 1930s], and ~ 15 other documents including diagrams [e.g., West Penn Power Company Cross Section No. 6 Unit]; a blueprint of the Rotary Conversion Bldg, Chlorine Plant, a photostat diagram of the 1918 Penn Water & Power System & a 'Facts & Features' brochure for Scioto Power Station.& & An invaluable visual & documentary history recording the career of this midwest professional, whose business life spaned World War One, as well as the Great Depression. Not only do we see what steps this man took to stay employed during the lean years of the 1930s, we have documentation, photographic & otherwise, of the physical plant for a number of midwest power generation facilities such as that of the Columbus, Delaware & Marion Electric Company. Unique, and irreplaceable.

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        When Democracy Builds [Signed by Wright]

      Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1945. Hardcover. Very good. First Edition. Fine hardback in a near fine example of the fragile jacket that has a couple of small closed tears to the top of the front panel. Signed and dated by Wright on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        ORIGINAL CONTRACT

      New York: New York: 1945-46., 1945 ORIGINAL CONTRACT. Durrell, Lawrence. New York: 1945-46. Between Lawrence Durrell and Circle Magazine. [George Leite, Editor] to publish The Black Book in America for the first time. Signed by George Leite, Sept 24th 1945 and by Lawrence Durrell, November 20th, 1945. Two typed legal sized pages plus blue card cover, folded. In fact, The Black Book was never published by Circle and did not appear in the United States until years later. Leite had published both Henry Miller and Lawrence Durrell in magazine and book form. Included is a 1 pp. TLS from Naomi Burton of Curtis Brown Ltd., dated 3rd January 1946 transmitting the signed contract to George Leite. All items in near fine or better condition. Unique documents. [From a comprehensive TBCL Durrell collection of first editions in superb condition]. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Parthenon

      [Rhodes: for the author,, 1945 or 46]. Quarto. Single leaf folded and sewn into decorated card covers printed in blue and black. Wrappers a little rubbed and toned with creases at the fore-edge affecting the contents. An excellent copy. First edition, sole printing being one of about 25 copies produced for the author at the Government Press in Rhodes as his Christmas card for the winter of 1945. This copy with the author's compliments slip. Dispatch may have been delayed until after Christmas with the consequent doubt over the correct year of publication.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Masque of Reason

      Henry Holt and Company, 1945. First Edition, stated First Printing. Signed and Inscribed by Robert Frost to Jerome Cantor, on the front free endpaper, with a program for the Bread Loaf Little Theatre production for "An Evening of Robert Frost," including a performance of "The Hill Wife" and "A Masque of Reason," with Jerome Cantor as Satan. The book is in very good condition, with cloth blistered to front panel and light tanning to pages; in a good dust jacket, with some separation at upper, front flap, mild edge wear, primarily to spine ends and corners, and a couple tiny tears and corresponding creasing at upper front flap.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

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        Il giornale del mattino. Quotidiano di informazioni.

      Subject: (Giornali). Roma, 1945, marzo : 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. A. I. Venti copie tutte con titoli e notizie sugli ultimi mesi di guerra (avanzata alleata in Germania, ecc.) da Roma liberata.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Stuart Little

      New York & London: Harper & Brothers,, 1945. Pictures by Garth Williams. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board in green and white, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Garth Williams. Cloth a little toned along the spine and edges of boards. Small crease to page 47, small spot to verso of title page. A very good copy in the rubbed, tanned, and nicked jacket with short splits at the edges and closed tears to the folds. First edition, first printing. Signed by both E. B. White and Garth Williams on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Brideshead Revisited. The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

      London, Chapman & Hall Ltd, 1945, 1945. First Edition. 8vo. Bound in recent full red morocco, raised bands and gilt to spine, t.e.g. Internally clean and fresh. Original cloth bound in at the rear. A lovely copy in an attractive recent binding of Waugh's glorious tale of love, loss, teddy bears, Roman Catholic guilt and the seemingly unending weirdness of the country house set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Brideshead Revisited

      Little Brown and Company 1945 Little Brown and Company, Boston 1945. True First American Edition and Book Club Edition. Originally published in the U.K. in 1945. It is a rare occurrence in the book world but this True First American Edition is also the book club edition published in 1945. One year later, 1946, the Little Brown trade edition was issued. Dated 1945 on the title and copyright pages with no additional printings listed. Red cloth boards with black lettering. Rare. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square soft shelf wear, bumped corner, clean pages, very light age toning, tight spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, shelf wear and light chipping at the jacket spine, age toning at the rear panel, short tear at the foot of the front panel.

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        THE GLASS MENAGERIE

      New York: Random House, (1945). First Edition. Hardcover. 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. 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Far East

      London: B. T. Batsford Ltd., 1945.. Octavo. Original orange cloth lettered in yellow, top edge stained red. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece after a painting by the author, 44 black and white photographs on plate paper, 14 illustrations in the text. Cloth slightly creased to upper board, partial tanning to front endpapers. A lovely copy in excellent condition, in the slightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first impression, of this travelogue, the fruits of Beaton's work for the Ministry of Information. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Richard Caldicot Bull, with all good wishes, From Cecil Beaton, London 1945". Bull was an actor who would go on to be most famous for playing the role of "Captain Povey" in the radio sitcom Navy Lark. He also appeared in Fawlty Towers as Lionel Twitchen in the "Gourmet Night" episode.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Typed letter signed to the French writer Pierre Jean Jouve

      London: Downing Street, 22 February, 1945. 1 page, Downing Street letterhead. With the original envelope addressed to Jouve at the British Council offices in Hanover Square. Folded for mailing but fine. Churchill writes to thank Jouve for a copy of his laudatory publication, "Processionnal de la Force Anglaise". Jouve is widely recognised as one of France's greatest C20th poets, best known for his anti-war poetry inspired by his time as a volunteer hospital orderly in Switzerland during the Great War. In 1924 he converted to Catholicism and broke with his pacifist connections to the extent of divorcing his wife. His subsequent writings became suffused with mysticism and psychoanalysis, the latter through the influence of his second wife, who was his English translator David Gascoyne's analyst. The letter is accompanied by a copy of Jouve's pamphlet, a work in which he translates the current conflict to the spiritual dimension where Churchill is one of the most active agents for good, "this Shakespearean clown, this embodiment of war. Winston Churchill, his name will survive in splendour."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Silent Spring

      New York: Houghton Mifflin. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Carson's enormously influential work, "credited with creating a worldwide awareness of the dangers of environmental pollution" (Britannica). "Ever since 1945 when she tried unsuccessfully to interest Reader's Digest in publishing an article on the potential hazards of DDT use, Carson had been following the problem of pesticide pollution... Reluctantly concluding that no magazine would publish an article on such a distasteful subject as pesticide pollution, she embarked on a book... The result, Silent Spring (1962), was a powerful critique of the Cold War culture that condoned such crude and short-sighted tampering with the natural world. The book indicted the chemical industry, the government, and agribusiness for indiscriminately using pesticides without knowing more about their long-term effects... [It] caused a sensation. In clear, often beautiful prose Carson demonstrated that chemical pesticides were potential biocides that threatened humankind and nature with extinction. She used the impact of pesticides to illustrate that man, like other species, was a vulnerable part of the earth's ecosystem. "Silent Spring caught the attention of President John F. Kennedy, who called for an investigation of the issues it raised. The 1963 report of a special panel of the President's Science Advisory Committee supported Carson's conclusions... The public responded by calling for state and federal regulation of pesticide control programs and the elimination of the use of some compounds. Carson was acclaimed by the public and received numerous scientific and literary awards, including election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters" (American National Biography). New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, very light edgewear and a few small abrasions to dust jacket. An exceptional copy of an extremely difficult book to find in collectible condition.

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        The Spider (Original screenplay for the 1945 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1945. Revised Final Script for the 1945 film, "The Spider," directed by Robert Webb, written for the screen by Lowell Brentano, Irving Cummings, Jr., W. Scott Darling, Jo Eisinger, and Charles Fulton Oursler (with only Cummings credited here), and starring Richard Conte and Ann Savage. & & Perhaps the only crime film of the 1940s to be shot on location in New Orleans, "The Spider" features Richard Conte as a gumshoe hired by a carnival psychic to find a long-lost sister. & & Red studio wrappers, stamped REVISED FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 39 and copy No. 46, dated May 17, 1945, and with the holograph file notation "Env. 1539." Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with a credit screenwriter Cummings (who was hired late in the story development process to revise dialogue). 111 leaves (with 5 pages of added scenes stapled to the inside rear wrapper), mimeograph, with an unusually large number of blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 5/22/45 and 6/19/45. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with a single closed tear at the fore-edge of the front wrapper, bound with two gold brads. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.

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        A DESCENDÊNCIA PORTUGUESA DE EL-REI D. JOÃO II.

      - Por. Tenente-Coronel de Infantaria, Comendador da Ordem de Avis, Cavaleiro da Ordem de Christo, Sócio do Instituto Português de Heráldica, etc. Edições Gama. Lisboa. MCMXLV-MCMXLVI. [1945-1946]. Obra em 3 volumes. De 27x19 cm. Com 603, 413 e 479 pags. Encadernações da época inteiras de pele, com lombadas cansadas. Ilustrado com várias estampas em separado, além de numerosas árvores genealógicas em folhas desdobráveis. Obra da maior amplitude e vasta erudição genealógica, é considerado pelo Conde de São Payo, como obra «por certo a mais extensa, volumosa e exaustiva e onde os investigadores encontrarão fartas informações que os haverão de auxiliar e interessar, que marcará a historiografia portuguesa como uma fonte a que o futuro muito se haverá de proveitosamente recorrer». Edição de cuidada execução gráfica impressa em papel de elevada qualidade. Location/localizacao: 6-2-A-12

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        First United States Army Report of Operations, 1 August 1944 - 22 February 1945 (with) Annexes 1 through 14 (4 Volumes, Complete)

      np: First United States Army, 1945. 1st edition. VG/no dust jackets (as issued), several nicks to spine of volume 1. 174 p., 175 p., 184 p., 294 p., photos, fold out maps, large foldout map laid in, fold out charts, tables, folios;

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        Brideshead Revisited

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1945 First America edition, limited to 600 copies printed before the first American trade edition. Near in a good to very good jacket with toning and chipping to spine, a few tiny tears, a few small stains to the front flap, else very good.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Sparkling Cyanide

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins,, 1945. Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Small bookplate. Slight fading at ends of spine. An excellent copy in the rubbed and creased jacket with some nicks and fraying at the ends of the spine panel. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in the same year under the title Remembered Death.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Shakespeare in Harlem

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. Hard Cover. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket. Hard Cover. PRESENTATION COPY signed by the author "to Gay Dallman, with the good wishes of Langston Hughes New York, July 12, 1947." Elaine Gay Dallman was a poet, bibliophile, and socialite in San Francisco. This is a nice copy of the second printing. Very good in black cloth with orange cloth spine and purple title to front board and spine. Slight fading to spine and bumping to bottom corners. In a very good price clipped dust jacket with green spine panel and black title to spine. The jacket is worn along the edges including a chip to the head of the spine and a short closed tear. There is also a scuffmark to the front panel and the interior of the front flap has light dampstaining. There is no evidence of dampstaining to the boards or to the exterior of the jacket. 125 pages. POE/04291.

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        Out of The Silent Planet

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1945. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. The first volume in the Space Trilogy. First issue. A clean and tight very near fine copy in an about near fine price clipped dust jacket that still has the $2.00 on the front flap with a few tears to the front panel, some very minor wear to the spine ends and a couple of tears to the rear panel. Still, one of the best copies I've seen in recent years.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Confidential Agent (Original Film Pressbook)

      Warner Bros, 1945. Original pressbook for the 1945 film, "Confidential Agent," directed by Herman Shumlin, based on the 1939 novel "The Confidential Agent" by Graham Greene. Written for the screen by Robert Buckner, and starring Charles Boyer, Lauren Bacall, and Peter Lorre. Denard (Charles Boyer), an anti-Fascist agent during the Spanish Civil War, attempts to buy fuel in London, where he meets the sympathetic Rose (Lauren Bacall) and runs from both Fascist agents and hostile Brits. & & Pressbook is done in the style of a newspaper, with numerous "articles" and two copies of an eight page "Advertising Section" and one four page "More Ads for Confidential Agent" laid in. 14 pages, saddle stitched, 11 x 17 inches. Faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. Very Good plus condition. Minor starting to the spine fold, some light rubbing to the front panel. Laid in sections Near Fine with light toning and very minor fray to the page edges. Bacall's second film. & & Hannsberry, "Femme Noir," p. 9, Selby, p. 202. Spicer, p. 407.

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        Day of Paris

      New York: J. J. Augustin,, 1945. George Davis, Editor. Quarto. Original tan cloth, titles to front cover and spine in black. With the photographic dust jacket. Illustrated with 103 black and white photographs. Spine lightly and sparsely spotted, dust jacket rubbed and chipped to edges, white back panel rubbed, with a small light blue ink stain. First edition, first printing.

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        Oppenheimer Series Volumes One To Nine Inclusive Containing Series 1 [in 2 volumes]: The Matabele Journals of Robert Moffat 1829-1860; Series 2: The Matabele Mission of John & Emily Moffat; Series 3 [in 3 volumes]: The Northern Goldfields Diaries of Thomas Baines First Journey 1869-1870, First Journey 1870-1871, Second Journey 1871-1872; Series 4: Gold and the Gospel in Mashonaland 1888; Series 5: Apprenticeship at Kuruman 1820-1828; Series 6: The Zambesi Journal of James Stewart 1862-1863; Series 7: The Barotseland Journal of James Stevenson-Hamilton 1898-1899; Series 8: The Southern African Diaries of Thomas Leask 1865-1870; Series 9 [in 2 volumes]: The Zambezi Expedition of David Livingstone 1858-1863 and The Journals Continued with Letters and Dispatches Therefrom [Government Archives of Southern Rhodesia and Central Africa] Titles 1-9 in 13 Volumes Complete

      Published by Chatto & Windus Ltd, 42 William IV Street, London First Editions 1945 to 1956. First edition unbroken run of uniform matching hard back binding in publisher's original finely grained scarlet buckram covers, gilt title, author and volume lettering to the spines, large gilt insignia to the upper panels, top edges gilt. Royal 8vo. 10'' x 7''. Contains printed pages of text with colour plates, monochrome illustrations, photographs and maps throughout. A little foxing to the closed untrimmed fore edges, the hinges to volume 2 are cracked. Near Fine condition books in Very Good condition dust wrappers with small tears to the spine ends and a little soiling to the pale cream paper, volume 1 and 2 are without a dust wrapper. Dust wrappers supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        The Road to Serfdom

      Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1945. First Edition Later Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. This stated eighth impression is clean, tight, square with sharp corners and basically unmarked (a couple of very faint, marginal, pencil check marks) in a very good dust jacket in mylar. The dust jacket is clipped and has some edge wear with very light chipping at the ends of the spine and upper front corner. The book is lightly rubbed at the bottom of the spine. It has 248, bright, clean pages, red edged at the top. The boards are covered in rust colored cloth with a moire pattern.

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        Tihuanacu: La Cuna del Hombre Americano Tomo I-II / The Cradle of American Man Volume I-II

      New York: J.J. Augustin. Good; 9.5 x 12 Hardback in Good condition. Ex-library with minimal marks.. 1945. Hardcover. Illustrated by Many color and black and white plates; Extensive studies of an early and historic site in Bolivia on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Two volumes in one. Spanish/English text.; 6.5; 246 pp. .

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        STUART LITTLE

      1945. 2. WHITE,E.B. STUART LITTLE. NY: Harper & Brother (1945). 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/4"), tan cloth, Fine in dust wrapper (dw with a 1/8 chip off top of spine and sl. soil else VG+, clean and presents well). 1st edition (first printing) of White's 1st book for children, Illustrated by GARTH WILLIAMS with color dw plus 87 black and whites in text. Sold with this copy is the ORIGINAL GARTH WILLIAMS ILLUSTRATION THAT APPEARS ON PAGE 24 OF THE BOOK. The drawing is on paper 9" wide x 6" high with pencil notations in the margins. The image is a pen and ink drawing of George sitting disheartedly on an old discarded rowing machine that he found while looking for Stuart who had gone missing. The image is greatly reduced in the book and actually measures 7 1/2" wide x 4? high. Both the book and the artwork are sold together.

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        Stuart Little

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1945. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in green morocco, titles to spine, two raised bands, multi-coloured pictorial onlay of Stuart Little to the front board, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. Illustrated throughout by Garth Williams. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        STUART LITTLE

      New York:: Harper & Brothers, 1945 From TBCL's Children's Bookcase. "When Mrs. Frederick C. Little's second son was born, everybody noticed that he was not much bigger than a mouse." First Edition of E. B. White's first children's book, a classic of Children's literature and winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal. A fine copy in oatmeal cloth, green and white titles in a bright, fresh near fine pictorial dustwrapper with some very light use. 8vo. 131 pp. Spirited illustrations by Garth Williams. An excellent copy in jacket. "To say that "Stuart Little" is one of the best children's books published this year is very modest praise for a writer of E. B. White's talent." Malcolm Cowley, The New York Times.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Stuart Little

      New York: Haper Brothers, 1945. Decorated beige cloth with titles in white. Pictorial price clipped dust jacket has small chips to back panel and head and heel of spine. White's first book for children is a classic.. 1st. Cloth. VG+/VG. Illus. by Garth Williams. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Schatzkammer der Schreibkunst, Meisterwerke der Kalligraphie aus Vier Jahrhunderten auf Zweihundert Tafeln

      Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser, 1945. Oblong quarto. 199pp. First edition. Illustrated on each page, in black & white, with two hundred examples of lettering. The book is a treasury of the art of writing, providing examples of masterpieces of calligraphy spanning four centuries. The author, Jan Tschichold, who provides the Introduction, was first introduced to calligraphy by his father, a sign painter. Tschichold became fascinated with lettering and went on to study typography and the reproductive arts under Professors Hermann Delitschs and Heinrich Wieynck. He soon developed into the leading advocate of modernism in typography and had an enormous influence on commercial printing by publishing extensively on the subject of assymetric typography in a manner that made it easy for printers to adapt it to their work. This copy bound in paper-covered boards decorated with a floral pattern and backed in cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. Dust wrapper printed in red and black. Boards slightly sunned, minor fraying to foot of spine, front blank a bit creased. Dust wrapper with tape on three corners, small cluster of ink stains on back panel, worn at hinges and fore-edges, and with some toning. A near fine copy in a good dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        RICHARD WRIGHT'S BLUES [wrapper title]

      [Np]: Reprinted from The Antioch Review, Summer 1945.. [16]pp. Stapled printed self wrappers. Slight rusting to staples, otherwise a fine copy. First separate printing of Ellison's seminal essay on Wright, catalyzed by the appearance of BLACK BOY. A somewhat mysterious item, not reported in any of the ordinary bibliographic references. It is not an offprint from the periodical, but a new setting of the text for this printing. Two clues as to its origin may rest with the italicized acknowledgement printed on the verso of the upper wrapper ("Courtesy of Mrs. J.C. Guggenheimer"), and with the Union Printer's slug in the corner of the rear wrapper, which includes the digits '52' to the right of the logo, possibly indicating the year of printing as 1952. Obviously, if this printing was made in the year of the appearance of the essay, it would precede INVISIBLE MAN by over six years; if it was indeed printed in 1952, it may or may not precede the novel. Either way, it is an uncommon and highly important Ellison item.

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        Les Malheurs Des Immortels [Inscribed by Eluard and Signed by Ernst]

      Paris: Editions De La Revue, 1945. Paperback. Very Good. #558 of 1800cc. Pages tanned as usual, otherwise a very good copy in publisher's printed wraps and translucent jacket. Signed by Ernst on the front free endpaper and above that, additionally inscribed by Eluard.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        THE OPENER OF THE WAY (Author's First Book, INSCRIBED)

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1945. Bloch, Robert. THE OPENER OF THE WAY. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1945. First edition. A FINE COPY in a FINE DUST JACKET, a beautiful example of the author's first book, INSCRIBED to pioneer collector and friend Ed Kuss at the 1955 Worldcon: "To Ed Kuss, even though this is a convention, I hesitate to offer a conventional sentiment. I'd rather extend my very best wishes and appreciation! Yours sincerely, Robert Bloch. September 1955." Limited to 2,065 copies printed. Robert Bloch (1917-1994) was not only best known as the writer of the novel PSYCHO which serves as the source for the legendary Alfred Hitchcock film adaptation of the same name. He was also one of the prize pupils of his mentor H. P. Lovecraft and Bloch was the ONLY individual to whom Lovecraft ever dedicated a story. Winner of a lifetime achievement Hugo award as well as an Edgar Allan Poe award. Author of several Star Trek scripts. Excluding stories written for the pulps, THE OPENER OF THE WAY was his first hardcover book publication (a collection of stories, contributions to the magazine Weird Tales in the 1930s) and it was the first step toward his final tally of several dozen novels and short story collections, twelve of which were adapted into motion pictures. While Bloch was generous in signing books for collectors in later years, contemporary or early inscriptions to people whom he knew well are rare!. Signed. First Edition. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        A Street in Bronzeville

      Harper & Brothers, 1945. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Harper & Brothers, New York 1945. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Black cloth boards with gold lettering. Signed by Gwendolyn Brooks on an unattached letter. The letter contains a note from the author thanking a fan for interest in her work. It also mentions that future correspondence be directed to her agent and includes the agents 1945 Chicago work address. The inscription and letter are 100% Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Near Fine, soft shelf wear, clean pages, tight spine, mild age toning, intriguing decorative bookplate at the front endpaper reminiscent of Charlotte's Web which was published seven years later. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $2.00 at the front flap, author's photo at the rear panel, list of previous publication's all from magazines and newspapers, buy war bonds ad, shelf wear and chipping, paper loss at the spine.

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        Ballet

      New York: J. J. Augustin,, 1945. 104 photographs by Alexey Brodovitch. Text by Edwin Denby. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in grey morocco, title onlaid in white morocco to front board, twin rule to turn-ins in silver, off-white endpapers, silver edges. Full page black and white photographs throughout. A fine copy. First edition, first printing. Between 1935 and 1937 Brodovitch photographed several of the leading Russian ballet companies whilst they were in New York on their world tours. With 104 photographs the contents are divided into eleven segments, one for each ballet performance. On the contents page, Brodovitch introduces each chapter in a typographic style that emulates the feel of the dance it is describing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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