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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: mdpinc Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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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        "BALLET: 104 Photographs" Ballets Russes 1935-1939

      Of the original publication in 1945 of an edition of only 500,  being offered here is a scarce, uncommonly fine copy of this first edition of  the legendery masterpiece by photographer Alexey Brodovitch in its original grey boards binding and in fine condition throughout. It has acquired the somewhat inevitable minor darkening to edges of the cream colored stock which, in this case, enhances rather than detracts.. Measuring 11" by 8 3/4" with 143 pages and Index.  Each black and white photograph is full page and without flaws of Ballets Russes from the 1930s The dustjacket is unrestored. Front and back portions are sunned and detached from the unusual envelope structure which wrapped the boards. Currently safely encased in 5ml archival mylar jacket. Many articles and comments about this book and the photographer Alexey Brodovitch can be found on the Internet. Wikipedia's entry about this particular book discusses the camera techniques used.  The edition was limited to 500.

      [Bookseller: Efemera Books]
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        VATHEK, AN ARABIAN TALE. Publisher's Archive of the Original Art for the Book along with Progressive and Repro Proofs

      [New York]: [Limited Editions Club], [1945]. Original Art. Book has wear to the corners and is Very Good. The art has light and expected wear from use. Near Fine and, to use a much abused word today, truly unique. Valenti Angelo. This is a complete set of the ORIGINAL ART, along with the Progressive and Repro Proofs by Valenti Angelo for this book including the 8 full-page miniatures and the borders. With the artist's red stamp on the rear of each work. Along with a copy of the book, duodecimo (4" x 6") bound in full orange morocco gilt-stamped with a design by Valenti Angelo. Each page of text features decorative borders by Angelo, and there are 8 full-page miniatures printed in colors and hand-illuminated in gold by Angelo as well. One of 1500 numbered copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Housed in an envelope from the Limited Editions Club.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Nuremberg Defendant Wilhelm Keitel Is Concerned About Evidence the German Army Planned on Massive Civilian Casualties in Its Invasion of Russia

      Nuremberg Defendant Wilhelm Keitel Is Concerned About Evidence the German Army Planned on Massive Civilian Casualties in Its Invasion of Russia & & During World War II, Keitel served as Chief of the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces, which was known as the OKW. He proved a weak and cautious commander, and never challenging Hitler's orders, was referred to by his colleagues as a "Little Lackey." He signed numerous orders of dubious legality under the laws of war, and unquestionably allowed Himmler a free hand with his policies of racial extermination. On May 8, 1945, Keitel signed Germany's surrender to the Red Army. Four days later he was arrested, and soon faced the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, which charged him with a number of offences: conspiracy to commit crimes against peace; planning, initiating and waging wars of aggression; war crimes; and crimes against humanity. The commander never expected to be acquitted but pled not guilty with the justification of just following orders.& & Dr. Otto Nelte served as Keitel's defence attorney during the trial which lasted from November 1945 to July 1946, and in his summation for the defence on July 8, 1946, stressed that his client was not trying to minimize the role he had played in the Third Reich, but to clarify its character. As he put it, Keitel was fighting to save not his neck but his face. He further stated that Keitel's sole guiding principles had been loyalty and obedience. His client, he maintained, asked not for acquittal but for his tragic dilemma to be recognized and understood. & & During the testimony in April 1946, a key document was entered into evidence that showed that the OKW_(and Keitel) had acknowledged openly that exploitation of Russian food supplies during the imminent invasion was going to entail the mass starvation of native inhabitants. This was recorded at a meeting of state secretaries on May 2, 1941, where it was discussed that & "...umpteen million people will doubtless starve to death when we extract what is necessary for us from the country." In introducing this documentation, the prosecution stated, "If it pleases the Tribunal, another secret document captured from the OKW files, we think establishes the motive for the attack on the Soviet Union. It also establishes the full awareness of the Nazi conspirators of the Crimes against Humanity which would result from their attack. The document is a memorandum of 2 May 1941, concerning the result of a discussion on that day with the state secretaries concerning the Case Barbarossa. The document is initialled by a Major Von Gusovius, a member of the staff of General Thomas set up to handle the economic exploitations of the territory occupied by the Germans during the course of the aggression against Russia. The document is numbered 2718-PS in our numbered series of documents. I offer it in evidence as Exhibit USA-32." & & The production of this document disturbed Keitel who wanted to avoid being associated with it. He wrote Nelte from his cell. Autograph Note Signed, Nuremberg, no date but April 1946, to "Attorney at Law Dr. Nelte." "1. I have to see document number 2718 PS because I want to find out about the author of this nonsense!_a)_During the winter of 1944/45, von Gusovius was still at OKW headquarters. b)_General Schubert!?! 2. I shall, unfortunately, still have to trouble you about that lease. 3. One enclosure: notes!" & & Keitel was right to be concerned by incriminating evidence like document number 2718 PS. He was found guilty on all charges and hanged. &

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        24th Guards Brigade Operations August 1944 to May 1945

      Trieste: [printed by Smolars] For the Brigade,, 1945. Foolscap quarto. Original dark green cloth-backed card wraps. 76-page duplicated typescript. 10 large coloured and folding maps. Text lightly browned, otherwise very good, together with the original envelope. Designated SECRET, this copy No. 78 of 200 copies printed at Trieste in 1945, distribution list appended to the text accounting for just 95 of these. COPAC shows just a copy at the IWM, OCLC adding none. Excellent intelligence report issued immediately after events, includes the Brigade's crossing of the Arno, and advance to the Gothic Line; the battles of the Argenta Gap; the advance to the Po; and the concluding operations of the Brigade in Italy, culminating ion the liberation of Trieste. Brigade composed of the 5th Grenadiers, 2nd Coldstreams, 1st Scots Guards, 1st Royal West Kents, support units of the RA and RE, and other units periodically under command such as 'B' Squadron North Irish Horse, 'A' Squadron 10th Royal Hussars, 9th Commandos, and Section 59th Mobile Laundry and Bath Unit. Highly detailed narrative, tabulated casualties and staff lists. Together with original buff HMSO envelope, overstamped SECRET and addressed in ink to Capt. O.H. Bovill 2 CG, with pencil annotation "3 Coy.

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        Structure of Vitamin B12. [with:] The X-ray Crystallographic Investigation of the Structure of Penicillin [with: six other offprints]

      1945-65. Exceptional collection of inscribed offprints, from the library of crystallographer Jack D. Dunitz, of Hodgkin&#146;s most important papers, in which she solved the molecular structure of penicillin and vitamin B12, the last which revealed the existence of a hitherto-unsuspected chemical grouping, the corrin nucleus. Lawrence Bragg compared these achievements with &#145;breaking the sound barrier&#146;, and in 1964 Hodgkin received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for this work.<br/><br/>& [Papers 1-2:] &#147;The structure of vitamin B12, published in Nature in July 1956, represented a giant step forward for x-ray crystallography. The Oxford-Princeton collaboration had provided structural information that was not available from traditional methods of organic analysis, which Hodgkin described in an earlier paper as &#145;for any crystallographer something of a dream-like situation.&#146; Even more impressively, the planar group of B12 was a novel chemical entity, for which the term corrin nucleus was later coined.&#148; (DSB). After the first announcement, in the journal Nature, Hodgkin and her team published a series of papers detailing their discoveries in the Proceedings of the Royal Society [see &#145;Landmarks of Science & Medicine from the Library of Andras Gedeon&#146; lot 156]. Offered here is the rare offprint from Nature annotated by Dunitz together with the offprint of the first of the eight parts from the Proceedings inscribed by Hodgkin.<br/><br/>& [Paper 3:] &#147;In collaboration with Charles Bunn and Anne Turner-Jones at ICI&#146;s Northwich laboratories, who analyzed the sodium salt using the &#145;fly&#146;s eye&#146; method of modeling diffraction patters, they solved the penicillin structure by 1945. With the help of the scientific service run by L. J. Comrie, they calculated the complete three-dimensional structure on a Hollerith punched card calculator, one of the earliest examples of chrystallographic computing. News of the success gradually leaked out into the crystallographic community: what had begun as a wartime secrecy continued after VE-day as commercial secrecy to protect the interests of the US firms who had undertaken the mass production of the drug, and the penicillin structure was not formally published until 1949 [citing the offered paper no. 2]&#148; (ODNB). Offered here the very offprint inscribed by co-author Barbara Rogers-Low to Dunitz. &#147;Hodgkin&#39;s work on penicillin made her internationally famous. Britain&#146;s top scientific body, the Royal Society, elected her to membership in 1947; she was only the third woman to receive this honor.&#148; (Yount, Woman in Science and Math).<br/><br/> & [Paper 4:] Inscribed offprint of her Nobel lecture. &#147;Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin was the sole Nobel Laureate in chemistry in 1964, receiving the prize for her work on the determination by X-ray techniques of the structure of several important biochemical compounds, including vitamin B12 and penicillin. She was the third woman [after Marie and Irene Curie], and the first Englishwoman, to receive a Nobel Prize in Chemistry&#148;. (James, Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 1901-1992).<br/><br/>& [Paper 6:] &#147;With Carlisle she solved the complete three-dimensional structure of cholesterol iodide, including all the bond lengths and angles. This was the first crystallographic study she had pursued to its conclusion, and the first anywhere of such complex organic molecule.&#148; (ODNB). <br/><br/>& &#147;Unlike other crystallographers of her generation, Dorothy Hodgkin was not associated with any particular technical breakthrough. She was always at the forefront in the use of computers to carry out crystallographic calculations. However, like others who had cut their teeth on more intuitive approaches, she did not welcome the day when x-ray analysis became automated. Hodgkin&#146;s main contribution was in developing an approach to x-ray analysis that filled the gap between the trial-and-error methods used by W. L. Bragg and Linus Pauling in the 1920s and the brute force methods that became feasible in the late 1950s. This approach required profound insights into chemistry and crystallography but was capable of providing unambiguous structural information about organic molecules too complex for more traditional and indirect methods of analysis&#133;<br/><br/>& &#147;In 1964 Hodgkin was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry &#145;for her determinations by X-ray techniques of the structures of important biochemical substances.&#146; The following year, she was only the second woman ever to be appointed to the Order of Merit, a group of twenty-five distinguished living citizens selected by the British sovereign.&#148; (DSB)<br/><br/>& Provenance: All items are from the library of Jack David Dunitz, British chemist and one of the greatest chemical crystallographers. Together with Sydney Brenner, Dorothy Hodgkin, Leslie Orgel, and Beryl M. Oughton he was one of the first people in April 1953 to see the model of the structure of DNA, constructed by Francis Crick and James Watson. 1. &#145;Structure of vitamin B12&#146;. Co-authored with Jennifer Kamper, Maureen Mackay, Jenny Pickworth, Kenneth N. Trueblood, John G. White. Offprint from Nature, Vol. 178, pp. 64-66, July 14, 1956. Original self-wrappers, filing holes, serial number ink stamp, small diagram in ink on first page, numerous annotations to the molecular structure diagram, by Dunitz;<br/><br/> & 2. &#145;The structure of vitamin B12, I. An outline of the crystallographic investigation of vitamin B12&#146;. Co-authored with Jennifer Kamper, June Lindsey, Maureen Mackay, Jenny Pickworth, J. H. Robertson, Clara Brink Shoemaker, J. G. White, R. J. Prosen, K. N. Trueblood Offprint from Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, volume 242, pp. 228-263, 1957. Original printed wrappers, filing holes, serial number ink stamp, inscribed &#145;with best wishes Dorothy&#146;; <br/><br/>& 3. The X-ray crystallographic investigation of the structure of penicillin. Co-authored with C. W. Bunn, B. W. Rogers-Low, A. Turner-Jones. Offprint from The Chemistry of Penicillin, pp. 310-67, 1949. Original printed wrappers, filing holes, serial number ink stamp, inscribed &#145;For Jack [Dunitz] with Greetings Barbara [Rogers-Low] ´49&#146;; <br/><br/>& 4. The X-ray analysis of complicated molecules. Offprint from Les Prix Nobel, 1964, 22 pp., inscribed &#145;with greetings & special thanks Dorothy&#146;; <br/><br/>& 5. X-ray crystallography and sterol structure. Offprint from Vitamins and Hormones, Volume II, pp. 409-61, 1944. Original printed wrappers, serial number ink stamp; <br/><br/>& 6. The crystal structure of cholesteryl iodide. Co-authored with C. H. Carlisle, D. Crowfoot. Offprint from Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, volume 184, pp. 64-83, 1945. Original printed wrappers, serial number ink stamp; <br/><br/>& 7. Structure of calciferol. Co-authored with J. D. Dunitz. Offprint from Nature, vol. 162, p. 608, October 16, 1948. Original self-wrappers; <br/><br/>& 8. X-ray crystallographic studies of compounds of biochemical interest. Offprint from Annual Review of Biochemistry, 1948, pp. 115-46. Original self-wrappers, serial number ink stamp. &

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        27 Wagons Full of Cotton

      New York: New Directions, 1945 First edition, first printing. Presentation copy; signed and inscribed by Williams to cinematographer, Vera Mathews. Fine in a worn and chipped jacket with some loss to the spine ends, chip to upper edge of front panel and a few small tears. One of Williams&#39; scarcer early titles, uncommonly found signed.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        WHEN WE ARE YOUNG

      Montreal, N.D. [1945]: First Statement Press, 1945 Fine Presentation Association Copy. Souster, Raymond. WHEN WE ARE YOUNG. Montreal: First Statement Press, N.D., [1945]. First edition of the author&#39;s first book. Plain stiff wrappers in printed dustwrapper. 8vo, pp. 16. Inscribed on the title page: To Ralph Gustafson / from Raymond Souster / Aug 9 /61 / A Great Evening in New York". A fine, fresh copy. Rare Press advertisement present. Number 4 in the First Statement New Writers Series. Rare. $5500.00. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        LA FORME HUMAINE DANS L&#39;ESPACE. Signed

      Montreal: Les Editions de l&#39;Arbre, 1945 Leger, Fernand, LA FORME HUMAINE DANS L&#39;ESPACE. Signed. Montreal, Les Editions de l&#39;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&#39;s company as they had during Pellan&#39;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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        HERE AND NOW

      Montreal: First Statement Press, 1945 Layton, Irving. HERE AND NOW. Montreal: First Statement Press, 1945. First Edition of Layton&#39;s uncommon First Book & First Book of the press. Publisher&#39;s plain card covers, grey outer wrapper illustrated in red & black. A fine copy. A unique association copy belonging to iconic Canadian & Canadian poet, F. R. Scott with his ink signature at the top of the front fly leaf. An exceptional example in excellent condition. "HERE AND NOW" is the first book in a series devoted to the work of young Canadian Writers and published as supplement to FIRST STATEMENT MAGAZINE. Other books are in preparation" $4775. 1st Edition.

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        LIBRO GIOCATTOLI [THE BOOK OF TOYS]

      1945. Paperback. 1. ITALIAN. (TOYS) IL LIBRO GIOCATTOLI [THE BOOK OF TOYS] by Edina Altara. Milano: Hoepli (1945). Folio (13 1/2 x 16 1/2"), pictorial wraps, Fine and unused. There is an 8 page instructional booklet to be used as a guide to construct a variety of toys from nearly 50 leaves of color lithographed pages. The child can make: a Magician with his tricks, an Aquarium (with translucent paper giving the illusion of water), the Toy Soldiers of Zim Bum Bum, an Automaton, a Carousel, Birds in the sky, a Trip to the Moon, a Ballerina, a Convent, a Game of Horses and Keys to the Treasury. There are also several thick card pages used as bases. Edina Altara was a self taught artist who became a popular Italian illustrator. This is a lavish children&#39;s book by any standard but considering the publication year of 1945, it is quite remarkable.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Animal Farm. A Fairy Story

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1945 First edition, first printing. Original publisher&#39;s green cloth, in the fragile dust jacket. About near fine with some light rubbing to the extremities, a touch of fading to the spine ends; in a jacket with some wear and rubbing to the spine, spine ends chipped with minor loss, a few small tears, else very good. A nice, completely unrestored example of the author&#39;s famous allegorical novella.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Animal Farm

      London: Secker & Warburg,, 1945. A Fairy Story. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in white. With the dust jacket. Couple of minor nicks and short tears, spine minutely faded, a very good copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Animal Farm; a fairy story

      Secker & Warburg, 1945 - Trivial foxing to end-papers, rear free end-paper creased, otherwise an exceptionally nice, bright copy [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        Bad Boy of Music

      Doubleday, Doran & Company Inc., Garden City, New York,, 1945. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in a somewhat torn dust jacket with splitting to the folds at the spine and further loss at the top of the spine panel. First Edition. With the composer&#39;s contemporary signed presentation inscription on the front free endpaper, "To Phil and Connie Schener..." Above the presentation Antheil has written a brief musical quotation apparently from his IV Symphony. Antheil will perhaps always be remembered as the man who wrote the score for the seminal dada film "Ballet Mechanique".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Na jehlách t chto dní / On the Needles of These Days

      Praha: Fr. Borovy, (1945). Lightly worn at the edges, else near fine in photo-illustrated wrappers, lacking the plain glassine jacket.. So-called second edition. (The first edition, published in 1941 with original tipped-in photographs is virtually unobtainable.) Octavo. Czech architect Pavel Janak&#39;s copy, with his small bookplate and ownership signature dated in 1945. He was the leading theorist of the Czech Cubist movement, and one of the seminal figures in Czech modernism. 28 gravure illustrations by Styrsky with accompanying text by Heisler. Designed by Karel Teige. A haunting volume with images of dismembered mannequins, shadowy shop windows, decontextualized religious icons, masks, dolls, and close-ups of ruined architecture. Crucial book in the both the Surrealist and Czech canons (Parr / Badger, v1, 197; Roth 116-117; Open Book 140-141; Auer 308).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Animal Farm

      Martin Secker & Warburg, London 1945 - "Animal Farm" by George Orwell. Published by Secker & Warburg, London, 1945. First UK edition first printing with "First Published May 1945" on the copyright page. 12mo [5" x 7.5"], 92 pp. The book is in very good minus condition. Minor wear and soiling to the boards with scuffed edges. Heavy fading at the spine. Gift inscription on the front endpaper in ink. The contents are clean and bright with sound binding. 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# (C4-2) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ernestoic Books]
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        De vliegende Hollander.

      [London], 1944-1945. - Dagblad verspreid door de geallieerde Luftmacht. Sammlung von 66 Heften. 4°. 95 Blatt á 2 SS. mit sehr zahlr. Fotos und einigen Karikaturen. Sprache: Nierderländisch, Erste Ausgabe. - Flugblatt-Tageszeitung der Alliierten für die besetzten Niederlande mit Informationen über den Fortlauf des Krieges. - Vorhanden sind Nr. "September 1944", 47-133, 135-138, "Laatste Nummer, 10 Mei 1945" sowie "Extra Nummer, 5 Mei 1980", dazu zwei Hefte als Korrekturabzüge. - Teils Gebrauchsspuren, insgesamt aber gut erhalten. - Einzelhefte auf Anfrage.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Frank Albrecht (VDA/ILAB)]
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        Sparkling Cyanide

      Collins / The Crime Club, London 1945 - First edition of this crime novel, small octavo, 160 pages, near fine in very good unclipped dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: alain marchet]
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        The United Nations Charter. The Postdam Declaration. The Bretton Woods Agreements. Two Sections.

      439 - 639 Pages. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace., New York. 1945 - ORIGINAL and historical number of september 1945 no. 413. divided in two sections. Numero historico de esta prestigiosa revista americana: Carta de las Naciones Unidas, Conferencia de Postdam y los acuerdos de Bretton Woods de los que salieron el Fondo Monetario Internacional y el Banco Mundial. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA CLIO]
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        Poor Child

      New York: Harper & Brothers 1945 - 8vo., black cloth stamped in gilt; worn dust jacket. First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed, "George and Helen Papashvily, March 1945, and love. from Anne Parrish." Accompanied by 2 holograph holiday cards, approximately 150 words, from Parrish to Papashvily. Papashvily, the author of "Anything Can Happen" (1945), a bestseller, was made into a film in 1952 starring Jose Ferrer and Kim Hunter. A fine association copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Cannery Row

      Viking 1945 - First Edition, First Printing bound with the Buff Cloth, NOT yellow. An original First Issue dustjacket that has some wear to the spine and edges. The book is in great shape. The boards are clean with minor wear to the panels. The pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a nice copy of this true first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        ROOSTER CROWS

      1945. 1. PETERSHAM,MAUD & MISKA. THE ROOSTER CROWS: A BOOK OF AMERICAN RHYMES AND JINGLES. NY: Macmillan 1945 (1945). 4to (8 1/4 x 10 1/2"), tan cloth, Fine in dust wrapper (dw chipped, triangular piece off top of spine, not price clipped, no award medal). First edition. CALDECOTT AWARD WINNER. An American Mother Goose with beautiful color and black and white lithos throughout.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        gouache sur papier du Bar François 1er, par Bailhache

      Gouache sur papier, 50 x 40 cm. Bar François 1er, avenue Montaigne, perspective du bar. Le dessin est daté d'octobre 1945. Trace d'une mouillure en partie inférieure du document, sans trop altérer le dessin. (tv) Bon couverture souple Edition originale

      [Bookseller: Librairie Dejolibelle]
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        Sinnende. Mischtechnik auf Papier.

      1945 - Um 1945. Bildgrösse 43x43 cm. Unten rechts signiert. In altem Holländischem Rahmen 70x70 cm (dieser unten mit kleinem Defekt). Entstand um 1945 zur Zeit der starken Freundschaft Müllers mit den Gebrüder Gubler. Dieses Werk stark unter dem Einfluss Max Gublers. Das abgebildete Model ist mehrfach auch von Max Gubler porträtiert. In altem Holländischem Rahmen 70x70 cm (dieser unten mit kleinem Defekt).

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        The Postwar Speeches, a full set of jacketed first editions: The Sinews of Peace, Europe Unite, In the Balance, Stemming the Tide, and The Unwritten Alliance

      Here is a superlative, collector grade, British first edition set of all five of Churchill's post-WWII speech volumes.  These volumes span the period from Demobilization in late 1945, when Churchill was Leader of the Opposition, through his second Premiership (1951-1955) into a time when Churchill passes "into a living national memorial" of the time he has lived and the Nation, Empire, and free world he has served. The events encompassed by these years are in many ways no less dramatic than those of the war years - the unraveling of the British Empire, the post-war recovery, the onset of the Cold War, Soviet acquisition of the atomic bomb, development of the hydrogen bomb, and the beginning of the space age (to name a few).  These postwar speech volumes are much more scarce than Churchill's War Speeches volumes; all five of these books had only a single printing each.  Moreover, collectors should note that the fifth and final volume, The Unwritten Alliance, is the last of Churchill's books published in his lifetime and was issued only in Britain, with no U.S. edition.  All five volumes offered here are fine in near-fine or better dust jackets.  All five cloth bindings are clean, tight, and square with sharp corners and virtually no wear.  The contents of all five volumes are uniformly clean and tight.  No spotting.  No inscriptions or previous ownership marks of any kind.  All five dust jackets are bright, clean, and unclipped, still bearing the original front flap prices.  The Europe Unite, In the Balance, and The Unwritten Alliance dust jackets in particular are extraordinarily fine examples.  Dust jackets for The Unwritten Alliance were notoriously poorly printed, and consequently are almost always rubbed or streaked, with orange showing through the black background.  This example of Unwritten Alliance has superlative spine presentation and almost none of the endemic streaking.  Please note that Stemming the Tide is the more desirable first state dust jacket.  Dust jacket flaws in the set are few, confined to a trivial wear at The Sinews of Peace spine head and Stemming the Tide spine ends, a few incidental wear spots at hinges, and a .25 inch triangular chip at the top edge of the front face of the Stemming the Tide jacket.  The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A241.1, A246.1, A255.1, A264.1, A273; Woods/ICS A124(a), A128(a), A130(a), A137(a), A142; Langworth pages 184, 296, 301, 309, 338

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        La nazione del popolo. Organo del Comitato Toscano di Liberazione Nazionale.

      Subject: (Giornali). Firenze, 1945, A. II : 35 numeri, tutti variamente interessanti, inizialmente per la posizione di Firenze gi? liberata ed il Nord ancora no; poi per il periodo. Uniamo anche due numeri del 1946, inizio.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        IL FIGURINO NEL TEATRO ITALIANO CONTEMPORANEO. Con prefazione del Conte di Sanmartino e un saggio introduttivo di Duilio Cambellotti. Roma, Danesi Editore, 1945.

      Bella bross. editoriale, sovr. illustrata e con marginali restauri, cm 35x24, pp 107, (3), , 38 su 39 splendide tavv a colori applicate su cartoncino colorato, numerosissime ill. b/n. Note biografiche degli artisti. Edizione a tiratura limitata. Ottimo esemplare. Costumi disegnati, tra gli altri, da Brunelleschi, Cambellotti, Casorati, De Chirico, De Pisis, Guttuso, Mafai, Onorato, Prampolini, Severini, Tamburi.

      [Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra]
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        The Second World War, Volume I, The Gathering Storm, a pre-publication galley proof with comments

      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.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Plupart du temps. Poèmes 1915-1922.

      1945 - NRF Gallimard, 1945. In-12 (couv. légèrement usée), 382 pp. EO, UN DES 24 PUR FIL, second papier après 5 Hollande. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).

      [Bookseller: Chez les libraires associés]
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        Lord&#39;s Prayer"

      NY, 1945. A stunning original painting in ink and gouache by the renowned illustrator Arthur Szyk, signed and dated by the artist. The painting measures 7 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches, on illustration board measuring 12 by 9 1/4 inches. This illustrated Lord&#146;s Prayer is comprised of fourteen calligraphed lines, illuminated in bright colors in the style of a medieval manuscript. Along the left margin of the page is an intricate border, incorporating portraits of people praying, including a little boy kneeling with his hands folded. A floral border extends along the bottom of the page, and tiny, delicate curls of tracery fill in the border and extend along the top edge. Szyk&#146;s work is characterized by its minute detail, and his style is very much in the tradition of Eastern miniaturists. Szyk was born in Lodz, Poland in 1894. His artistic talents became evident at an early age, and he was sent to Paris to study at the Académie Julian when he was a teenager. He was a prolific illustrator of books, many of which were of Jewish content, including his masterpiece, The Haggadah. After World War II, Szyk moved to the United States, where he became one of the chief artists for the Limited Editions Club and contributed illustrations and caricatures to several magazines. This illustration was published in the January 1946 edition of Coronet magazine, inside the front cover. Mounted and framed. On the sheet of illustration board, around the illustration, are publisher&#146;s notes. Two small spots of tape residue, light soiling to margins, light toning; the painting is in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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