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        Important Truman document written 5 days before FDR's death

      Manuscript signed "Best wishes to Erans Finnegan / from Harry Truman," 5 pages, page one 8" x 3, pages two through five 8" x 12.5". Buffalo, New York. April 7, 1945. Waterstained, with edge wear, partial separations at folds, and internal tear. Completely legible with bold Truman signature. Good condition. A scarce speech transcript from an address delivered to the Erie County Democratic Committee only five days before he would assume the Presidency upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The transcript, entitled "The Job Ahead", is inscribed at the top of the first page: "Best wishes to Erans Finnegan from Harry Truman." Undoubtedly signed in the rare period based on the "now President U.S." inscription. The speech looks ahead to the state of the nation at and after World War II and reads in part: "...Prosperity, like peace, is an elusive state of affairs, which can easily be lost by neglect...America will never again permit the callous indifference, the economic and political inaptitude of the late twenties and early thirties to return to political power. No depression will be allowed to grow, like a Frankenstein monster, ultimately threatening our entire social structure...We hear much about the problem of returning veterans. Well, this time there surely will be no Bonus Army! Already we have created the Veterans' Bill of Rights, which contains a whole program for a modest repayment of our everlasting debt to thos to whom we owe our freedom...Fear has been expressed that when our fighting forces return these new workers might flood the labor market and threaten us with heavy unemployment...According to an official poll, after the war doubt one-fifth of our 18 million women employees will be anxious to return to their homes. These three and a half million women alone may provide sufficient jobs for most veterans seeking work...in brief, about six million people may be expected to leave the nation's labor force when victory comes, while there are only about four million veterans ready to step into their places. Modern scientific discoveries should give rise to new important industries. Therefore, if our high production is maintained, or increased to meet the demands of peace, America may actually experience manpower shortages for some time in certain localities..."

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        Age of Thunder

      Harper & Brothers New York: Harper & Brothers. (1945). First. First edition. Fine in a near fine slipcase. Number 27 of 30 numbered copies, with a page of the manuscript tipped in, and Signed by the author. Scarce. .

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        LA FORME HUMAINE DANS L'ESPACE. Signed

      Montreal: Les Editions de l'Arbre, 1945 Leger, Fernand, LA FORME HUMAINE DANS L'ESPACE. Signed. Montreal, Les Editions de l'Arbre, 1945. Outstanding Association Presentation Copy. Inscribed by Leger on the half-title to Alfred Pellan. "A mon ami Pellan / votre confrere / F. leger." First edition. Squarish 8vo, decorated black and red wrappers, pp. 100. 38 pp. of dramatic black and white reproductions. Very uncommon thus. Poem by Francois Hertel, philosophical argument by Leger, critical text by Maurice Gagnon, M. A. Couturier, S. Giedion, S. M. Kootz and James Johnson Sweeney. Entire text In French. The international art community recognized a half century ago, the truly momentous contribution made by Alfred Pellan, to the arts and none more so than Leger himself, whom Pellan called both an inspirational colleague and a dear friend. During the war years, Leger spent time in North America, living for a brief period in Montreal, where he had an opportunity to enjoy Pellan's company as they had during Pellan's Paris years. Leger Presentations are Rare and Association Copies Impossible to acquire. A fine copy showing just a hint of rubbing. Superb. [27120] $5250. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        POETI CONTEMPORANEI.

      In-4, brossura alla francese, custodia, astuccio (rifatto), pp.nn. 160 a fogli sciolti, con 10 affascinanti composizioni a p. pag. e finalini di Nino Strada. Il vol. raccoglie poesie di: Betocchi, Campana, Dal Fabbro, Luzi, Montale, Quasimodo, Roccatagliata Ceccardi, Saba, Ungaretti, Gatto (ultimo della Collana "Poeti antichi e moderni" ordinata da Anceschi e Quasimodo). Bella ediz. di 150 esemplari numer. su carta di puro straccio fabbricata a mano e filigranata con il segno della Conchiglia. "Il ns. esemplare - l'unico - contrassegnato con la lettera "A"", contiene in allegato l'originale di una illustrazione e di un finale di pagina, firmati da Nino Strada. Fresco esemplare, ben conservato, solo l'ultima carta (bianca) è ingiallita al verso.

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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.

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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

      the Superintendent of Document 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.

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        Naked City

      New York: Essential Books,1945.. First edition. Octavo. Inscribed by the author, "To Dale Smith. from one GENIUS To ANOTER (sic) Weegee Cleveland 1950". An excellent tight copy in a good second printing jacket that shows some chipping and staining.

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        The Weary Blues

      Knopf 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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        Shakespeare in Harlem

      Alfred A. Knopf New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. Hard Cover. PRESENTATION COPY signed by the author Òto Gay Dallman, with the good wishes of Langston Hughes New York, July 12, 1947.Ó 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. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.

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        PILOT'S FLIGHT OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS For Army Models C-54B, C-54D, C-54E. Navy Models R5D-2, R5D-3, R5D-4 Airplanes. 01-40NS-1

      St Louis:: Ross-Gould Co.,. 1945.. 11" x 8". [4], ii, 140 pp.. Bound in a black "A.A.F." screw-post binder.. Prior owner signature [numerous times], and the occasional. annotation. Very Good.. Basic manual date of 10 October 1944, with this the revision of 5 June 1945. This C-54 manual offered in company with Tavistock Books ID #35850 [B-29 Manual] & #35851 [P-51 Manual]; price is for all 3 flight manuals. . Image of the C-54 in flight. Numerous diagrams, charts & graphs.

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        LE SCIMMIE E LO SPECCHIO, rassegna di teatro , nuova serie 1945-1954, Milano, Arti grafiche Mario Bazzi, 1945

      cm.17 x 24, br., bs., pp.28-40 per fasc.Tutti i testi sono ornati da piccoli e divertenti disegni di maschere e di folletti (Carboni e Prampolini) La impaginazione e la stampa curati da MARIO BAZZI. Importante periodico di teatro e di critica teatrale, diretto con grande passione e con costanti contributi ed articoli da Francesco Prandi , che aveva diretto anche la famosa prima serie 1923-1928. Splendide le cop. a colori (a volte anche l'ultima di cop. era così illustrata) disegnate da Garretto ed alcune anche da Enrico Prampolini con linee futuriste. Importanti scritti di Ferdinando Palmieri, Nicola Porzia, Roberto Bracco, Alberto Casella, Buzzichini, Betti Ugo, Ramperti Marco, Sergio Tofano, ed altri. , Raccolta dal numero uno dell'ottobre 1945 al n. 49 del 1 giugno 1954 (ultimo uscito) Non sono presenti i numeri 9,10, 12,19,20,29. La collezione , tutta a fascicoli sciolti , viene offerta a euro

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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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        Erica and Peter

      Pendle Hill, Wallingford, Pennsylvania: Hildegard Herbster. [no date - circa 1945]. First. First edition. Square octavo, [35]pp. Mimeographed; stapled wrappers with upper cover illustrations hand-colored. Text and simple line drawings mimeographed upon thick leaves similar to elementary school construction paper. Wrappers foxed, a few scattered and small paper defects; still a pleasing very good copy. Bunnies, bees, frogs; ducks and deer; coloring, scissors and paste: a curious unrecorded wartime children's book intended as a collection of simple pedagogical nature stories for young readers, and an activity book where boys and girls color and cut out the book's illustrations and then frame them with help from Mother. Pendle Hill, Wallingford Pennsylvania is a well-known Quaker community, very close to Philadelphia. Established in 1930, it served as a study center for the Quaker faith and as a nexus of spiritual culture to prepare Friends for future spiritual and cultural enrichment. Hildegard "Hillie" Herbster (1908--1998) was a Quaker artist who attended art school in Philadelphia and Germany during the 1930s. During World War II, she was a resident at Pendle Hill where she lived with her young daughter Erika (in the book seen as "Erica"). Mrs. Herbster taught art in nearby Yardley, Pennsylvania. At some point, Hildegard removed to Florida. In 1997, the Miami-Dade County, Florida Parks and Recreation posthumously awarded her the "In the Company of Women" honor. Given its hands-on and amateurish production, we speculate Erica and Peter was produced at Pendle Hill in small quantities and for a small audience. An afterthought, a small hand-cut typed scrap reads: "Copyright by Hildegard Herbster" and is affixed to the bottom of the title page. A Library of Congress copyright record is entered for this book with a 1945 date.Not surprisingly as a Quaker, Hildegard's husband, Ernest Herbster, was a registered conscientious objector during World War II andperformed alternative service. The gentle narrative of this rare children's books, showing a love and respect of nature, reinforces thepacifist tones of the Quaker belief system during the violent period of the second World War in which it was produced. No copies found on OCLC or any other online source at present. .

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        As We May Think.Boston: The Atlantic Monthly, 1945. First edition.

      Extremely rare offprint issue of Bush's celebrated paper credited for originating the idea of hypertext and, by extension, providing many of the theoretical underpinnings for the World Wide Web. "Bush's article describes his proposed 'Memex' system for organizing, storing, retrieving, and linking information. Inspired by microfilm technology - which in 1945 represented the most advanced means of storing large amounts of information - Bush conceived of the Memex as consisting of a desk equipped with projection screens, buttons and levers, a keyboard, and a storage system designed to provide instant access to microfilmed books, periodicals, documents, photographs, etc. The Memex system would allow pieces of data to be linked into permanent 'information trails' dictated by the individual user's needs, which could be called up again and modified at any future date. The Memex thus represented (to Bush's mind) a mechanical analog of the associative faculty of the human brain, one whose function was to support and extend the powers of human memory and association. Bush's general exposition of the Memex concept, emphasizing the individual relationship between user and machine, had little or no influence when it was originally published. Only after the development of the personal computer and hyperlinks on the World Wide Web was Bush's paper resurrected as a remarkably early expression of ideas that were eventually realized in a different way on the Internet." (Hook & Norman). <br/><br/> From Gutenberg to the Internet 13.1; OOC 519. <br/><br/> The copy in the Origins of Cyberspace collection was the ordinary journal issue; we can find no sales records of this offprint issue, and no copies in any of the major libraries, or computer collections worldwide.. Offprint from the Atlantic Monthly, July, 1945, pp. 101- 108. Large 8vo: 264 x 189 mm. Fine self-wrappers, very clean and crisp

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        Carnegie Hall Program, signed by Stravinsky, of the New York Philharmonic all-Stravinsky program, performed by Joseph Szigeti, Claudio Arrau, and Stravinsky

      New York: Alfred Scott Publisher 1945 New York: Alfred Scott Publisher, 1945. (STRAVINSKY, IGOR) First edition. 10-1/2 x 7 inches. . Original self- wrappers, in fine condition . Boldly signed by Stravinsky on the front cover, which depicts a drawing of Carnegie Hall. In this concert, Stravinsky and Szigeti performed Stravinsky's Duo Concertante (1932) and Arrau performed Stravinsky's Serenade in A

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        A Method for the Calculation of the Zeta-Function. [Received 7 March, 1939. - Read 16 March, 1939]. [In: Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society. Second Series. Volume 48].

      London, Hodgson & Son, 1945. Royal 8vo. Entire volume 48 of "Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society. Second Series" bound in a nice contemporary blue full cloth binding with gilt ex-libris ("Sir John Cass College") to front board and gilt title-label and year to spine. Very minor wear to extremities. Nicely re-enforced at inner hinges. A very nice, clean, and tight copy. Large library-book-plate to inside of front board (stating that the volume was presented by "Dr. A.E.R. Church"), with "withdrawn"-stamp. Also "withdrawn"-stamp to title-page and to final page, and a library-stamp to p. (1). Otherwise a nice and clean copy with no markings, etc. Pp. 180-197. [Entire volume: (4),477, (1) pp.. The very rare first printing of Turing's first published paper devoted to the Riemann-zeta function, the basis for his famous "Zeta-function Machine", a foundation for the digital computer.While working on his Ph.D.-thesis, Turing was concerned with a few other subjects as well, one of them seemingly having nothing to do with logic, namely that of analytic number theory. The problem that Turing here took up was that of the famous Riemann Hypothesis, more precisely the aspect of it that concerns the distribution of prime numbers. This is the problem that Hilbert in 1900 listed as one of the most important unsolved problems of mathematics. Turing began investigating the zeros of the Rieman zeta-function and certain of its consequences. The initial work on this was never published, though, but nevertheless he continued his work. "Turing had ideas for the design of an "analogue" machine for calculating the zeros of the Riemann zeta-function, similar to the one used in Liverpool for calculating the tides." (Herken, The Universal Turing Machine: A Half-Century Survey, p. 110). Having worked on the zeta-function since his Ph.D.-thesis but never having published anything directly on the topic, Turing began working as chief cryptanalyst during the Second World War and thus postponed this important work till after the war. Thus, it was not until 1945 that he was actually able to publish his first work on this most important subject, namely the work that he had presented already in 1939, the groundbreaking "A Method for the Calculation of the Zeta-Function", which constitutes his first printed contribution to the subject."After the publication of his paper "On computable Numbers," Turing had begun investigating the Riemann zeta-function calculation, an aspect of the Riemann hypothesis concerning the distribution of prime numbers... Turing's work on this problem was interrupted by World War II, but in 1950 he resumed his investigations with the aid of the Manchester University Mark I [one of the earliest general purpose digital computers]..." (Origins of Cyberspace p. 468).Not in Origins of Cyberspace (on this subject only having his 1953-paper - No. 938)

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        38 Kinema Section RAOC

      Rohrsen, Germany: [For the unit,], 1945. Foolscap quarto wire-stiched in original wraps, title printed on the upper panel together with the unit badge incorporating the 30 Army Group boar printed in yellow and black. 12 pages letterpress text rectos only, 2nd Army badge in colours to first page, carbon typescript erratum slip, 5 roneoed maps. Very good. No other copy traced. A brief history of the unit from landing Normandy a month after D-Day, Nijmegen, Arnhem, Ardennes, Louvain, Holland and Germany, including the liberation of Sandbostel POW/Concentration Camp. This copy inscribed by the officer commanding, Capt. Foster Yapp inside the upper wrap, "To Derek with best wishes for the future, Foster," and signed by him twice in the text. Concise survey of their progress across Europe bringing films to the troops in barns, Aldershot shelters - a kind of canvas Nissen hut on a tubular framework - and in the open air. Full of fascinating snippets: "The second week after our arrival in Normandy we exhibited films to 32,166 troops"; "In the early days the most popular films were Sweet Rosie O&#39;Grady, Betty Grable - They got me covered, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour - Mr. Lucky, Cary Grant and Loraine Day and Wintertime, Sonja Heine"; " &#133; film repair attained a very high standard in this Section &#133; Mr. Lucky (16 mm) set up a record with 205 showings"; giving fascinating insight into this rather odd aspect of the conflict. More importantly it includes a page and a half long account of the visit of captains Yapp and Groves to Sandbostel Concentration Camp on 2 May 1945, three days after its liberation, and just a month after the liberation of Ohrdruf and Buchenwald by the US Army, and of Bergen-Belsen by the British. Established as a POW camp - Stalag XB - shortly before liberation Sandbostel had received close to 10,000 prisoners of Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg, 3,000 of whom died in the days immediately following liberation; "There was a horrible smell of burnt and decaying flesh &#133; We passed the political prisoners enclosure, but were not allowed to enter because of typhus &#133; it was in there that most of the atrocities had been committed &#133; cannibalism had been and was still being resorted to by the starved and half-crazy prisoners &#133; they were dying faster than they could be buried &#133; " 38 KS established two cinemas - in the church and lecture hut - and screened musicals "so the language difficulty would not be so great a problem." Yapp concludes " &#133; I can think of no better tribute to you all &#133; than to quote the words of a divisional commander - &#39;The entertainment was worth a brigade in the difference it made to the men.

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        Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, 4363rd Concert under the Direction of Artur Rodzinski in an All Gershwin Program Thursday Evening April 18, 1945 [signed by] Oscar Levant, Pianist, Anne Brown, Soprano and Todd Duncan, Baritone, The

      New York: Alfred Scott Publisher, 1945-6. First edition. Stapled illustrated wraps. Signed by Anne Brown and Todd Duncan (p.7) over second program section (side by side). Inscribed by Oscar Levant To Haney? (p.6) on his portrait. Square 8vo. pp. 14. About Very Good. Old creases. Program: An American in Paris, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in F major (Oscar Levant); Porgy and Bess selections: Buzzard Song, It Ain&#39;t Necessarily So, I got Plenty of Nuttin&#39; (Todd Duncan); Summertime, My Man&#39;s Gone Now (Anne Brown; Bess, You is My Woman Now (Brown and Duncan); Rhapsody in Blue (Levant). Porgy and Bess was first performed in 1935 with Anne Brown and Todd Duncan and Gershwin doing stage direction, this program at Carnegie Hall marked 10 years of performance for Brown and Duncan. Duncan performed as Porgy over 1800 times, Brown moved to Norway the following year and married third husband Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian Olympic skier, journalist and philosopher in 1948. Pittsburgh born Levant was a pianist, composer, author, actor and comedian in radio, television and film. A bigger than life trio of signatures for one night. Artur Rodzinski, music director 1943-47 featured on program cover with facsimile signature, rear cover ad for Chesterfield..

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        As We Remember Joe

      Privately Printed Cambridge: Privately Printed. 1945. First. First edition, first issue with the winged device on the title page printed in red. Illustrated with photographs. One of 360 copies of the first issue. A lovely, lightly worn copy lacking the original, unprinted glassine. Privately printed volume for family and friends memorializing the oldest brother of the future President, a naval pilot who won the Naval Cross and was killed in action during the Second World War. As the second Kennedy brother, J.F.K. assumed the responsibilities and ambitions that had previously been assumed by, and for, his brother Joe. .

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        Naked City

      Essential Books New York: Essential Books, 1945. First edition (smooth cloth issue), boldly signed in ink by Weegee under the printed dedication, "To You, the People of New York." . Cloth. 24 cm; 246 pages. Smooth tan cloth, no dust jacket.. Effectively an unblemished copy, with some very light spotting in the joints. Corners clean, square and unworn. Spine ends not worn. Reference: Parr and Badger, 145.The groundbreaking photographer's first book, with its lurid tabloid-style images of Manhattan crime, crowds, and boisterous nightlife, marked the marriage of art and low life that rang through the second half of the 20th century.Weegee loved murder scenes and the paddy wagons, the cross-dressed and the distressed, partygoers and skid-rowers. His work with the New York Photo League (later censured during the McCarthy years) led him to carry his camera into the streets and exploit its photojournalistic possibilities.Examples of "Naked City" exist bound in "textured" cloth and in smooth cloth, although priority has not been definitively established.

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        LES HOMMES ET LES AUTRES. (UOMINI E NO). Signed

      Geneva: Editions du Continent,, 1945 First French Edition of &#39;Uomini e No&#39;, (Men and not Men), a novel of resistance against the German occupation of Italy, Inscribed and Signed by the author to Jean-Paul Sartre on the front endpaper. With Cesare Pavese, Vittorini, an acclaimed translator, novelist, (his Conversations In Sicily was published in the United States with an introduction by Ernest Hemingway), editor and anti - fascist, was a pioneer in translating English, French and American authors into Italian. A bright, fresh copy in the original wrappers. Housed in an elegant custom clamshell case, black cloth over marbled paper, red morocco spine label with gilt titles. A significant Association. .. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        President Truman appoints John Snyder as Director of War Mobilization &#150; called &#147;Assistant President&#148; by the press

      Partly Engraved Document Signed &#147;Harry S. Truman&#148; as President and &#147;Joseph C. Grew&#148; as Acting Secretary of State, one page, 23&#148; x 19&#148;. Washington, D.C., July 19, 1945. Fine blind embossed 3.5&#148;-diameter Seal of the United States affixed at lower left. Light surface creases. Fine condition. On April 17, 1945, five days after FDR died, President Truman nominated John W. Snyder, Vice President of the First National Bank of St. Louis, as Federal Loan Administrator. They had served together in the same regiment in the Army Reserves after World War I with Truman as Colonel and Snyder as Lieutenant Colonel. It was Truman&#146;s first appointment since taking the oath of office. Snyder succeeded Fred M. Vinson who had recently been appointed Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion. After Henry M. Morgenthau resigned as Secretary of the Treasury in July, an office he had held since 1934, President Truman nominated Vinson to succeed him and Snyder to succeed Vinson as Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion. On July 23, 1945, Vinson and Snyder were sworn in. On April 22, 1946, Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone died. On June 6, 1946, President Truman nominated Fred M. Vinson to be Chief Justice and John W, Snyder to be Secretary of the Treasury. On June 25, 1946, for the third time in 14 months, John W. Snyder succeeded Fred M. Vinson in a government post. In full, &#147;Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity and Ability of John W. Snyder, of Missouri, I have nominated, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him Director of the War Mobilization and reconversion for a term of two years, and do authorize and empower him to execute and fulfil the duties of that Office according to law, and to have and to hold the said Office, with all the powers and privileges thereunto of right appertaining unto him the said John W. Snyder, subject to the conditions prescribed by law&#133;&#148; &#147;The Wall Street Journal&#148; reported on July 17, 1945, datelined &#147;Washington &#150; John W. Snyder, who up to last April was vice president of a bank, is taking over the job that makes him &#145;Assistant President of the United States.&#148; The Associated Press headlined the appointment in their July 23, 1945, story: &#147;Snyder Takes Oath Today As &#145;Assistant President.&#148; In part, &#147;Officials in a position to know Snyder&#146;s views said today he strongly favors a simpler and more streamlined organization of the government as a whole &#133; as &#145;Assistant President,&#146; he will have more to say about government reorganization than any other individual except President Truman himself&#133;&#148; Joseph C. Grew (1880-1965) was the United States Ambassador to Japan from 1932 until the day after Pearl Harbor in 1941. Three times during his last year in Tokyo, Grew sent warnings to Washington that the Japanese were contemplating an attack, specifically naming Pearl Harbor. A U.S. State Department report issued in 1943 confirmed that he had sent a coded cablegram on January 27, 1941, that the Japanese had plans for a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Grew was the Acting Secretary of State for most of the period from late January 1945 to early August 1945, since Secretary of State Edward Stettinius and his successor James F. Byrnes were away from Washington, D.C. at conferences during most of that time.

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        Cannery Row ( 1st/1st - First State )

      The Viking Press, 1945. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. The Viking Press, New York 1945. First Edition / First Printing / First State. First state in buff cloth boards with blue lettering and with the top edge in blue. States First Published by the Viking Press in January 1945 on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. {ref: Ahearn, Fedpo, Firsts Magazine, Goldstone & Payne A22b, McBride}. Book Condition: Very Good, light shelf wear, spots on the boards and at the foot of the pages, clean pages lightly age toned, tight spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, jacket priced at $2.00 at the front flap, shelf wear at the edges, chipping at the jacket spine, spots at the rear panel.

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        Cannery Row

      NEW YORK: Viking Press, 1945 First Edition/First Printing 1945. A handsome first print copy in very good plus condition in a very good dustjacket. Variant yellow cloth binding with only very minor toning to the boards and spine. The top stain original blue is almost faded. The original owners name is neatly written to the front middle pastedown. Otherwise no other markings. The dustjacket has been price clipped and there is minor edgewear and chipping to the head and heel of the spine--with one closed end tear (repaired) to the front bottom that goes through the author&#39;s first letter "E"---but does not really take away from the overall appearance. The back page of the dustjacket with the "Buy War Bonds" is bright and unfaded except at edges--and then only a little. The front pictorial scene of the dustjacket is bright and unfaded (see digital photo). A nice collectable copy of one of Steinbeck&#39;s most popular novels. Hard to find in this condition. Additional photos are taken and can be emailed if required.

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        As we may think.

      Boston, Rumsford Press, 1945. Lex8vo. In "The Atlantic Monthly", July 1945, Vol. 176, No. 1., the entire issue present in the original illustrated wrappers. A bit of soiling to back wrapper and wear to spine. A few smaller nicks to extremities. Overall a fine copy. Internally fine and clean. Pp. 101-8. [Entire issue: 119, (1) pp. + one table of contents in cartonage with a missing subscription coupon].. First printing of Bush's seminal and prescient paper in which he expresses remarkably early ideas concerning the internet and computers in general. He describes his proposed "Memex" system for organizing, storing, retrieving and linking information - a collective memory machine based on the image of the mind. This landmark paper is credited with originating the idea of hypertext and the World Wide Web (www), thereby anticipating the fundamental ideas of the internet by more than 40 years. "Bush conceived of the Memex as consisting of a desk equipped with projection screens, buttons and levers, a keybord and a storage system designed to provide instant access to microfilmed books, periodicals, documents, photographs, etc. The Memex system would allow pieces of data to be linked into permanent "information trails" dictated by the individual user's needs, which could be called up again and modified at any future date." (Origins of Cyberspace 519).The paper was the main source of inspiration to Douglas Carl Engelbart, who developed the computer mouse and the technical side of hypertext, and to Ted Nelson, who coined the terms hypertext and hypermedia. Bush also anticipated the concept and principals of online encyclopedias such as wikipedia: "Wholly new forms of encyclopedias will appear, ready-made with a mesh of associative trails running through them, ready to be dropped into the memex and there amplified." (The present paper).The present paper is also a testament to the changing views of science of the post-war period. During WWII, many scientists were occupied with extending physical powers rather than the power of the mind and instead of sharing information, the main focus was to control and limit information to a closed circle of people. The present article, published just after the end of the war, represents the exact opposite attitude. Bush took an active part in politics and he was the primary organizer in the development of the atomic bomb of the Manhattan Project

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        THE DRAMA OF ALBERT EINSTEIN. Signed

      New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1945 First Edition. An intimate portrait. Translated by Moura Budberg. With photographs by Lotte Jacobi. 8vo., 312pp. Neatly signed by Einstein in black fountain pen, "A. Einstein", at the top of the verso of the frontispiece. A near fine copy in like dustwrapper showing light use. Uncommon signed. Custom clamshell case in fine condition.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Jealous Husband.

      From the exemplary novels of Miguel de Cervantes. Illustrated edition with etchings and typographical ornaments by Andrés Lambert. Prologue by Walter Starkie. Valencia del Cid: Editorial Castalia, 1945. No. 76/150 copies. 119,(4) pp. + plates. + Texto Español 54,(1) pp. + original prospect with one specimen plate (4) pp. Loose gatherings uncut in original printed wrappers and in the original cloth case. Case slightly dusty at edges, otherwise a fine copy. 30,5 x 26 cm

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        Cannery Row [First State buff boards]

      New York: Viking Press, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Fine-. First Printing (January 1945) in the First State buff-colored cloth binding, one of only 2500. 8vo: [6],208,[2]pp. Publisher&#39;s light buff cloth, spine and upper cover with blue lettering and rules, top edge stained blue; in a pictorial dust jacket priced $2.00. Just about Fine, with spine ends bumped and bottom edge lightly shelf-worn; in a just about Fine jacket, bright and unfaded, very lightly rubbed at spine ends, back panel toned. Provenance: small bookseller&#39;s label (Levinson&#39;s/The Book Store/Sacramento) to back paste down. Goldstone & Payne, A22b. g & & Cannery Row (once a nickname for Ocean View Avenue, but now official) is the waterfront street in Monterey that was once home to the town&#39;s sardine canning factories and, at no. 800, the Pacific Biological Laboratories, a supply house operated until 1948 by Ed Ricketts, who inspired several characters in Steinbeck&#39;s novels. The street provided the setting for both Cannery Row and its sequel, Sweet Thursday. Cannery Row was Steinbeck&#146;s ninth novel and first postwar book. It presented a fictional account of the author&#146;s ecological views of human behavior, its opening sentences suggesting that observing the actions and reactions of marine animals is a bit like watching the local residents of the row and dissecting their behaviors. The descriptive language is couched in scientific terms, recording for posterity the facts and details the author saw and heard in the small cosmos surrounding him. (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.&

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        Cannery Row [Signed]

      New York: The Viking Press, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. A Near Fine copy (a touch of age spotting and minor edge bumping, some spotting and minor fading to the topstain, some darkening in the front joint&#39;s gutter) in the canary-colored boards, in a Near Fine dust jacket (a few spots with some edge wear, toning to the verso and some toning at the flap folds and flap edges) SIGNED BY JOHN STEINBECK. Steinbeck set this novel, a prequel to "Sweet Thursday", in Cannery Row, a short street in Monterey, California packed with sardine fisheries and full of the types of people one well might expect to find there. John Steinbeck won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception", and "Cannery Row" displays those very qualities. In turns nostalgic, sad and comical, the book tells the story of a number the characters seeking to do something nice for "Doc" (a character based on Steinbeck&#39;s good friend Ed Ricketts), which efforts, of course, go quite wrong. The book was the basis of the 1982 film of the same name starring Nick Nolte and Debra Winger. (In his screenplay, David S. Ward took great liberty with Steinbeck&#39;s story, much to the displeasure of the Steinbeck Estate.) This copy is SIGNED BY JOHN STEINBECK on the front free endpaper and below his signature has been affixed a sticker reading "From the Library / of / The Steinbeck Family". (We purchased this copy from the Estate of a strong Steinbeck collector and have maintained it in our own collection. We do not know who affixed the sticker.) While the novel is relatively common, signed copies are scarce. A nice copy SIGNED BY JOHN STEINBECK.

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        LAMENTO DEL GABELLIERE. Litografie originali di Massimo Campigli.

      In-4 (mm. 315x267), cartoncino edit. (dorso rifatto in tela con applic. titolo orig.), astuccio mod., pp. 141,(9) a fogli chiusi. Vi sono raccolte 53 poesie di Carrieri, con una nota di Carlo Bo. Edizione di grande pregio per le sue illustrazioni: sono 10 litografie originali di Campigli, colorate a mano sotto la direzione dell?artista, 3 delle quali a doppia pagina. Le litografie sono state stampate al torchio da Pietro Fornasetti. Cfr. Gambetti / Vezzosi, p. 188: ?Non comune e ricercatissima?. Edizione di 250 esemplari numerati, firmati da Campigli. Il ns., 54, appartiene alla tiratura di 100 con litografie colorate a mano. Esempl. ben conservato, con dedica autografa di Carrieri.

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        India

      Bombay: Thacker & Co. Ltd.,, 1945. Edition de Luxe. Quarto. Original red boards, titles to upper board gilt. Black and white illustrations by Cecil Beaton throughout. Bookplate of David John Gilson. Boards lightly rubbed, bump to top corner. An excellent copy. First de luxe edition, first impression, from the library of the author, purchased from Elkin Matthews in 1981 and sold as lot 14 at Sotheby&#39;s Hodgson&#39;s sale on April 9, 1981. With panels of a dust jacket from a separate edition inserted.

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        Brideshead Revisited

      Chapman & Hall, 1945. 1st edition. Hardcover. Finely bound in full burgundy crushed morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, with their advice slip loosely inserted, gilt spine titling with five raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, pages very clean indeed, original dustjacket inserted at the end (a few stains). Superb-looking example of the first trade edition of Waugh&#39;s most popular novel.

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        Coins, Medals and Seals of the Shahs Of Iran (1500-1941)

      n.p. Stephen Austin and Sons, Ltd. 1945 Bound in imprinted wrappers. Small 4to. The first edition. Illustrated with plates, folding tables and further tables in charts throughout. The true very rare First Issue of this renowned work. Very minor sunning and soiling to covers. Previous owners inscription in arabic to half title. A Near Fine, very crisp copy.Featured Misc.

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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.

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        THE DRAMA OF ALBERT EINSTEIN. Signed

      New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1945 First Edition. An intimate portrait. Translated by Moura Budberg. With photographs by Lotte Jacobi. 8vo., 312pp. Neatly signed by Einstein in black fountain pen, "A. Einstein", at the top of the verso of the frontispiece. A near fine copy in like dustwrapper showing light use. Uncommon signed. Custom clamshell case in fine condition.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Four Quartets

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1945. Octavo. Original cream cloth, titles to spine gilt. Cloth rubbed and dulled, light spotting to title pages. An excellent copy. Third impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Aurelio Valls esqre [sic] with the author&#39;s compliments, T. S. Eliot. 13.iii.46". Loosely inserted is a typed letter signed by Eliot on Faber letterhead responding to a request for comment on Valls&#39; poetry and his bilingualism. Eliot writes that, "Señor Valls&#39; accomplishment in English is certainly remarkable. One would have no reason to suspect that his English poems were written by anyone but an Englishman, and they compare very favourably with most of the new verse that comes to my notice&#133; The question in my mind is whether it is possible to be a poet in two languages. What a man writes in a second language will always have something of the character of a tour de force". He goes on to explain that a poet must keep in contact with the language that he chooses to write in, so that it would be wise for Valls to write poetry in English if he chose to live in Britain, but if not he should stick to Spanish, "which, after all, is a magnificent tongue in which great poetry has been and can still be written". Valls continued publishing poetry throughout his life, and also served as a Spanish diplomat, playing the role of negotiator during both a 1970 hostage-taking in the Dominican Republic and the American hostage crises in Iran.

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        Portfolio. I-VI [Six issues complete] including "Twenty (20) Tanks From Kasseldown

      Washington, DC / Paris, Black Sun Press, 1945-1948. First editions. Broadsides loose in paper portfolios. Overall condition varies from good to near fine, wrappers ranging from good- and fragile to very good. Most leaves are somewhat darkened with the occasional tear otherwise very good to near fine (except as noted in II); I: boards separated, ties lacking, boards soiled; II: wrappers fragile and separated with chips to all edges, most leaves with small edge tears and chips; III: wrappers fragile and separated with chips to all edges; IV: wrappers separated with chips to edges; V: some tears and chips to spine, a few internal tears to pockets; VI: wrappers sunned at spine, spine partially separated. Folios. Illus. with color & b/w plates. The complete run of six issues with a few broadsides lacking (II: #12, #22; III: #12; IV: #6-10; VI: Letter and Contemporary Greek Literature. Includes a few duplicate leaves and a few items not listed in contents). "...[Harry T. Moore] suggested that [Caresse Crosby] start a new cultural magazine with international overtones--she blazed up at once and began organizing the project. Since paper was difficult to obtain in bulk, she cleverly bought papers of different sizes and colors which would be put into cardboard folders: and she called the magazine Portfolio...One number was devoted to the new French authors, another to Italians, still another to Greeks, introducing to America many of the authors who were to become famous in their own lands and throughout the world in the postwar years." [Harry T. Moore, "The Later Caresse Crosby: Her Answer Remained 'Yes'," ICarbS, III, 2, 1977, p. 129. Includes work by Henry Miller, Kay Boyle, Jean Genet, Harry Crosby, Jean-Paul Sartre, Garcia Lorca, Kenneth Rexroth, Carlo Levi, Giorgio de Chirico, Alberto Moravia, Bruno Zevi, Giorgio Morandi, de Chirico, Manzu, Cagli, Anais Nin, Picasso, Modigliani, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Robert Lowell, Charles Olson, Charles Bukowski, Albert Camus, George Theotokas, Mararita Carapanou, Angelo Sikeliano, Nikos Engonopoulos, Yannis Ritso, Theophilos, Ghike, Tsarouchis, Moralis, Kapralos, Diamantopoulos, and others. Includes Charles Bukowski's "Twenty (20) Tanks From Kasseldown," his first separately published work.

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        First Statement Press - New Writer&#39;s Series. Montreal, 1945 - 1951

      Montreal: First Statement Press - New Writer&#39;s Series., 1945 First Statement Press - New Writer&#39;s Series. Montreal, 1945 - 1951. 8 volumes. Complete. Wrappers. A handsome set which includes: Layton, HERE AND NOW, [1945] / Anderson, A TENT FOR APRIL, [1945] / Waddington, GREEN WORLD, [1945] / Souster, WHEN WE ARE YOUNG, [1946] / Sutherland [Ed.], OTHER CANADIANS, [1946] / Layton, NOW IS THE PLACE, [1948] / Wilkinson, COUNTERPOINT TO SLEEP, [1951] & Smith, FOOTNOTE TO THE LORD&#39;S PRAYER, [1951]. New Writers&#39; Series numbers 1 through 8. All books are very good or better. $7500. 1st Edition.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED

      Magoda, New Quay, Cardiganshire, Wales. 19 February 1945.. One half page, on octavo sheet. Horizontal fold for mailing, marginal tear (with signs of old repair, but no loss) touching one word, otherwise very good. Folding cloth case. To G.F. Hench (?), Esq., addressed as "Dear Sir." Thomas grants publication permissions for one of his great war poems, as well as a notable poem about the lead up to war: "Yes, you certainly have my permission to use to [sic] my two poems - &#39;Among Those Killed in the Dawn Raid&#39; and &#39;The Hand That Signed&#39; - for your anthology &#39;Poems for Europe.&#39; The first poem was first printed in Life & Letters Today, but will be included in a new book of poems of mine Dent are to publish this year some time: so I don&#39;t know which you give acknowledgement to - Dent or L&L. Yours sincerely, Dylan Thomas." The forthcoming collection he alludes to would be published as DEATHS & ENTRANCES, but it appears that the anthology to which this relates did not come to fruition, at least under the title given.

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        " THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY ... [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS

      [Los Angeles: Universal Pictures], 25 April 1945.. 109 leaves Quarto. Carbon typescript, typed on rectos only of onionskin marked in red: "Contract Copy." Punched for bradbinding in typescript wrappers (brads not present). Some creasing and small tears to some margins, small chip to upper wrapper at top edge, otherwise very good. An early pre-production draft of this adaptation of the Holmes/Watson characters to the screen, here present in an unusual, privileged form. The index on the upper wrapper indicates that seven copies were prepared (this being #7) and distributed to the producer, director, writer, and other principals. Comparison of this early draft with another, dating from July/August, indicates the script underwent significant later revision. The film, directed by Roy William Neill, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, involves their protection of the heir of Rovenia after the King of that nation was assassinated. Although well over one hundred and fifty adaptations of Sherlock Holmes to the screen are known, beginning with SHERLOCK HOLMES BAFFLED (1903), the Rathbone-Bruce portrayals have become almost canonical, beginning with THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (March 1939), and concluding with the twelfth in sequence, DRESSED TO KILL (1946), for which Lee also served as writer. DE WAAL 5157.

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        WARS I HAVE SEEN. Signed

      London: Batsford, 1945 [Beaton, Cecil] Stein, Gertrude. WARS I HAVE SEEN. Signed. London: Batsford, 1945. "A nice war is a war where everybody who is heroic is a hero, and everybody more or less is a hero in a nice war". First Edition. 8vo., 191pp. Blue cloth stamped darker blue title to spine. A near fine copy in a superb, bright panorama dustwrapper illustrated by Cecil Beaton. [Bookseller&#39;s sticker at the top of the inside flap]. Inscribed in a later hand by Stein in blue fountain pen at the bottom of her Cecil Beaton frontis. portrait, to John James, an American journalist living in France to whom she inscribed a number of books: "To John James who says Ma&#39;&#39;am so ? from Kentucky / Always / Gertrude Stein / May / 46". Stein lived until July of 1946. Probably the toughest Stein A Item to find signed & virtually impossible to find as a Presentation Copy. An extremely good example. In "Wars I Have Seen" (1945), her memoir of the Second World War, Gertrude Stein writes of the remarkable kindness of a young Frenchman named Paul Genin, the owner of a silk factory in Lyons and a country neighbor, who came to her after America entered the war and asked if she needed money. She did - the funds from America on which she and Alice B. Toklas depended no longer arrived - and he offered her a matching monthly stipend. Stein and Toklas lived on Genin&#39;s kindness for six months, after which Stein sold a Cézanne ("quite quietly to some one who came to see me") and no longer needed money. "And so I thanked Paul Genin and paid him back and he said if you ever need me just tell me, and that was that.". Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Second World War, Volume I, The Gathering Storm, a pre-publication galley proof with comments

      Houghton Mifflin Company This exciting find is a galley proof of the first volume of Churchill's history of the Second World War. This offers a snapshot of Churchill's masterwork being prepared for publication. This is the only such galley proof we have seen on the market in memory. In July 1945, so near the victory he did so much to secure, Churchill lost the premiership to the Labour Party. Writing his history of the Second World War consumed most of the years he spent as Leader of the Opposition, before his second premiership in late 1951. Seldom, if ever, has a statesman had such singular ability to both make and write history. The sixth and final volume of The Second World War would not be published until 1953 - the year Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. A galley proof is an early printing of a work, usually produced after a manuscript has been typeset but before proofreading. They are typically printed for the author, editors, and proof readers. They are normally produced on long sheets of paper with wide margins (for comments) and bound inexpensively. While galley proofs can also be used by publicists or sent to book reviewers, their primary purpose is the editing process. More polished Advance Reading Copies (ARC) come later, more closely resemble the final published form, and are typically produced in greater numbers for circulation to reviewers. This galley proof of The Gathering Storm measures 12 by 7 inches and bulks 1.5 inches. It is produced on long, single-sided sheets, untrimmed at the top and bottom edges and unpaginated. The manuscript is bound in plain brown paper with a simple title and author label printed black on white paper affixed to the front cover. It is printed with wide blank side margins, with the text occupying a centered column 4.25 inches wide. Textual differences between the U.S. (true first) edition and the later British first edition attest that this is a U.S. edition galley. This galley was evidently produced early enough in the pre-publication process that it lacks the preface, table of contents, acknowledgements, moral of the work, theme of the volume, and maps and diagrams of the published text. The text appears to closely conform to that of the published version. This copy bears extensive comments which appear likely to have been made by an early stage reviewer, whose identity is unknown, as is the precise date of publication. However, we know that "The Gathering Storm" title was not selected until at least early February 1948, with publication of the U.S. edition on 21 June 1948. The extensive margin comments appear consistent with those of a reviewer than those of an editor or proofreader. The reader's comments and underlining are in pencil, extending 29 pages into the text. A total of 17 pages bear notation and/or comments, these being pages 1, 3, 4, 6, 9-11, 14, 15, 20, 22-24, 26-29. All notations appear consistent in style and handwriting, indicating that they were made by a single reader. Several margin comments either dissent with or augment certain points of history addressed in the narrative, particularly with respect to the deficiencies and draconian demands of the Treaty of Versailles. The reader shows detailed knowledge of events, as comments sometimes name specific individuals. Moreover, there is some indication that the comments may be those of an American reader, since there is sharp criticism of England both expressed and implied, as well positive comment about Wilson; however, this is interpretative speculation. Overall condition is very good given the perishable nature of such an item. The brown paper binding is square, tight, clean, and complete, though dog-eared at the corners and with some wear and separation at the spine ends. The contents are clean and bright with some wear at the page edges of the first few dozen pages of text, as well as the final few pages. A hint of spotting is confined to the text block fore edge.

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        BLACK BOY A RECORD OF CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH

      New York: Harper & Bros., [1945].. [8],3-228 quarto leaves, printed on rectos only. Original letter press page proofs. General light use to early and later leaves, with a few small marginal chips and creases to final leaf in no way affecting the text, but very good. Enclosed in a custom half morocco clamshell case. The manufacturer&#39;s file set of the corrected page proofs, marked final, and duplicate proof, with H. Wolff Book Mfg. Co&#39;s dated stamp: "Sep 21 1944." Indicative of finalization of the makeup, the matter on the copyright page has been revised in pencil, and the quotation from Job has been inserted as a pasteover on the half-title. Significantly, the blank coverleaf bears some notations, including the discarding of the title, AMERICAN HUNGER, for BLACK BOY, reflecting the complicated history of the two different texts. While there is no doubt that several copies of the text in this form must have been circulated at the time, particularly as the book was a Book of the Month Club offering, the most common format for reviewers of this title was in the form of unbound, printed signatures. This set of page proofs precedes that format, and offers an appealing, "in house" provenance as well.

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        Stuart Little

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

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        DE PROFUNDIS. From a letter of Oscar Wilde addressed to a friend. Written in MDCCCXCVII & called by him ?Epistola in Carcere et Vinculis?.

      In-8 gr., p. pergam. edit., pp. 118, titolo e iniziale in blu. Brano da una lettera (nella lingua originale inglese) scritta dal poeta al suo amico Lord Alfred Douglas nell'anno 1897 e intitolata "Epistola in carcere et vinculis". Edizione impressa a mano in 125 esemplari numer. Il ns., 21, fa parte della tiratura di 121 su carta a tino di Fabriano. La stampa è stata eseguita a cura di Giovanni Mardersteig col torchio della Officina Bodoni di Verona, per conto delle Edizioni Chimera. Esempl. ben conservato.

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