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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'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' poetry and his bilingualism. Eliot writes that, "Señor Valls' 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… 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's Series. Montreal, 1945 - 1951

      Montreal: First Statement Press - New Writer's Series., 1945 First Statement Press - New Writer'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'S PRAYER, [1951]. New Writers' 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 - 'Among Those Killed in the Dawn Raid' and 'The Hand That Signed' - for your anthology 'Poems for Europe.' 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'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'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''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'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's file set of the corrected page proofs, marked final, and duplicate proof, with H. Wolff Book Mfg. Co'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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        OGONYOK.

      Moscow 1945-1949. 20 issues. No. 33, 1945 - No. 18, 1949. 4to. Bound in one later binding of imitation leather. Profusely lllustr.. Ogonyok Magazine is a magazine in Moscow, Russia covering local news, sports, business, jobs, and community events. Ogonyok, which translates as "little flame", is one of the oldest Russian weekly illustrated magazines, published since December 21, 1899.The principal photographer and photo editior of OGONYOK magazine, Dmitri Baltermants (1912-1990). achieved what words could not. Over a span of five decades, he captured on film the life, the times and the spirit of the Soviet people and the nation they built. These issues contain several of his famous photographs from the war

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

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1945.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Minus/Very Good Minus. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 1st edition, 1st impression of Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece, complete with dustwrapper. This is the true first edition rather than the more commonly found Book Society edition. The dw is unclipped and almost complete with chips to spine ends and corners which have amateur tape repairs to verso; spine is darkened. Print to front wrapper is bright.There are a few pink spots to front and rear panels, also some light staining and soiling, but overall an unusually good example of the scarce wrapper. Red cloth gilt with fading to spine tips. Contents clean except for dedication page which carries an interesting gift inscription written in Calverley Hotel, Tunbridge Wells, July 1945.

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        Polin

      NP Tel Aviv NP 1945 First edition g 4to. Illustrated paper portfolio of ten loose plates, printed in brown-tone photogravure, with explanatory text. Portraits of Jewish people during prewar Poland. Text and captions in Hebrew. Part of a larger publishing project, which was not fully realized due to paper scarcity. Gray and red printed portfolio cover detached, with small water stain to margin, not affecting text. Half title creased at corner and nearly detached from explanatory text. All plates in very good condition. Only one OCLC listing

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("John") to Burgess Meredith and Paulette Goddard, from Cuernavaca, regarding the filming of THE PEARL, and other matters

      Hotel Marik Cuernavaca Mexico junetoward the front 1945 Hotel Marik, Cuernavaca, Mexico, "june - (toward the front)", [1945]. 11 x 8-1/2 inches. One page in ink on recto of a single sheet ruled note paper. Very good. From the Estate of Burgess Meredith . UNPUBLISHED letter written from Cuernavaca, while Steinbeck was in Mexico "riding herd" on the shooting of the film version of THE PEARL Dear Buzzy and Paulette: I've forgotten where you live. I've forgotten Milly's [i.e., LEWIS MILESTONE'S] street number too but at least I remember his street. We don't live at the hotel but we get our mail there. I know Paulette knows the place. We have a little house with a big garden about half a mile from the plaza - very pleasant. Will be here until October I guess. We don't start shooting [THE PEARL] until August. I don't suppose there is much chance of your coming down after you finish the Chambermaid [ Meredith's DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID]. Blumey was asking about you the other night when we were in town. We're getting lots of sun and oddly enough a lot of work done, a thing I can hardly believe. I wonder how your film ["Diary of A Chambermaid"] goes. I have some ideas for the future - too many but perhaps worth discussing some time. Tom grows like a bloody weed. He is so black we will have trouble getting him into a hotel in Georgia. And he is very strong and no intellectual company whatever. Gwyn thrives here. Anyway, we'll see our picture through here and then go on to New York in October and after that we have no plans.... The grapevine has nice things to say about your picture. And Renoir is a great man. I've always wanted to work with him. The rains are just starting here and the fine big clouds all day. It's pretty wonderful. Please give our love to Kendal and Milly. And to yourselves. JOHN" [with:] Telegram from Steinbeck's wife Gwendolyn in New York, to Burgess Meredith in Monterey, Calif., conveying Steinbeck's address in Cuernavaca: "Dear Buzz, John is in Mexico Address Hotel Marik Cuernavaca Mor. Mexico ... Gwen in New York."

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        Battle of Angels

      Pharos Numbers 1 & 2 Murray, Utah: Pharos Numbers 1 & 2. 1945. First. First edition. Small chips and tears to the edges of the yapped wrappers, age-toning at the edges of the wrappers and a short tear on the title page, else near fine, housed in a cloth chemise and red quarter morocco slipcase. The author's first separately published work, a play. Inscribed by Williams to his close friend Paul Bigelow: "To my dear friend Paul with very best wishes, Tennessee Williams." Bigelow assisted in the Broadway production of Williams's Rose Tattoo in 1951, and also edited several of Williams's works, including the novel The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, for New Directions. Bigelow, or, "the legendary Paul Bigelow" as he is called in Williams's Memoirs, was one of Williams's first openly gay friends. .

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        As We Remember Joe

      Privately Printed Cambridge: Privately Printed. 1945. First. First edition, second issue with the winged device on the title page printed in black. Illustrated with photographs. Fine. 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. inherited the responsibilities and ambitions that had previously been assumed by, and for, his brother Joe. This copy with the ink Signature of Joe and John's younger sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver ("Eunice"), the late penciled ownership name ("Shriver"), and an unsigned note laid in on her son Anthony Shriver's personalized note card to an unknown recipient: "Bobby, Here's [the] book we talked about in the event u might like to look at it." Eunice Kennedy Shriver co-founded the Special Olympics and was married to Sargent Shriver, the driving force behind the creation of the Peace Corps and founder of the Job Corps. .

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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 WITH ALL THE SIX ORIGINAL FRONT-WRAPPERS for all six parts of the volume (bound in at rear) in a very nice contemporary blue full cloth binding with gilt lettering and gilt ex-libris ("Belford College. Univ. London") to spine. Very minor bumping to extremities. Overall in excellent, very nice, clean, and fresh condition in- as well as ex-ternally. Small circle-stamp to pasted-down front free end-paper and to title-page ("Bedford College for Women"). Book-plate stating that the book was presented to the Library of Bedford College by "Professor H. Simpson./ 1945" + discreet library-markings to upper margin of pasted-down front free end-paper. Pp. 180-197. [Entire volume: (4),477, (1) pp + 1 plate (balance sheet)].. 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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        All Hallows Eve

      Faber & Faber London: Faber & Faber. 1945. First. First edition. Edges of the boards very slightly soiled, else fine in very good plus dustwrapper with very shallow loss at the crown, and a small stain on the rear panel. A very nice copy of the author's fragile and uncommon final novel, about a magical attempt to gain control of the souls of the dead in post-war London, and the two little girls that accidentally interfere. .

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        Landsmen and Seafarers: The Soviets and Ourselves

      George G. Harrap & Company Ltd. London George G. Harrap & Company Ltd. (1945)fair 8vo. 64pp. Illustrated blue cloth with original pictorial dust jacket, dj with photomontages by John Hartfield. Interesting mid-1940's comparison of the Soviet Union and the British Empire, illustrated with 32 b/w reproductions of photographs as well as 14 Isotype charts in color, some on double page. Inscribed by previous owner on free front endpaper. Heavy waterstaining on cloth. Minor creasing and rubbing on dj. Binding in poor, dj in good, interior in very good condition.

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        WW II Passover Archive: Four items from U.S. Army Chaplain Max A. Braude's 1945 Seder Service [UNIQUE]

      NP France NP 1945g Collection of four items documenting the April 4th 1945 Passover Seder celebration organized in France for the Jewish soldiers by U.S. Seventh Army Lieutenant Colonel Chaplain Max A. Braude. 1) Braude's typed letter, addressed to "Darling" and dated Friday Afternoon 23 March 1945 enthusiastically recounts the "fun" of planning a Seder under conditions that are in "a constant state of flux...Several days ago we had not as yet received Haggadahs for Passover so yours truly ingeniously decided to photostat the haggadah portion of the abridged prayer book - except that there was no one to do offset printing and so a cut was made which should have been perfect except as you see no one could read Hebrew - so the Hebrew Text is UPSIDE DOWN - yet I think - in fact I am almost certain that it represents (sic) the first Hebrew Printing on the Continent since its liberation." The letter also mentions his sermons for Friday evening services, asks his darling to "keep a little space beside you for me" and concludes with "...above all, my dear, pray as I do that this will be our last Seder apart; and let's make the next one the biggest best that ever was anywhere." 2) 4pp. English/Hebrew text for the Seder service (including the upside-down Hebrew text mentioned in Braude's letter, taken from the "Prayer Book Abridged for the Jews in the Armed Forces of the United States") entitled "Seder Service For The Eve of Passover" with the insignia of the United States Seventh Army (known as the Pyramid of Power, or Seven Steps to Hell). 3) The U.S. Army Jewish chaplain's cloth banner (36" x 23") that hung as wall decoration at the Seder. Dark blue fabric onto which is hand sewn two appliquÈs of white cloth: the Star of David and the tablets of the Ten Commandments containing roman numerals I-X created in zigzag machine stitching. "CH (Lt. Col.) M. A. Braude 031036" handwritten in pen on the white border at right edge. 4) Vintage silver-gelatin photograph of Braude (third from left) with three officials at the 1945 Seder, standing near the banner, with French and American flags overhead. 4.75" x 3.75" Photograph in fine condition. Letter stained at lower right, not affecting text. Haggadah pages age toned, with small chips at edges and strengthened with Japanese tissue along folds. Banner cloth dotted with small holes, otherwise good condition. A unique and poignant collection, with personal, military and religious significance. Max A. Braude (1913-1982), an Orthodox rabbi, was the highest-ranking American Jewish chaplain during World War II. After the war he worked with displaced persons and later served as director of the World ORT Union and director-general of its international office in Geneva. In his capacity with ORT he headed the overseas operations of the approximately 600 ORT trade schools and other technical and vocational services. These programs operated in Europe and Israel as well as in Muslim countries such as Iran. Braude also served as an ICVA officer, and earlier, was the Assistant to the Director of Training at the U.S. Army Chaplain School. See ìAfter the Holocaust: Rebuilding Jewish Lives in Postwar Germanyî by Michael Brenner and Barbara Harshav; JTA Jewish News Archive, citing the Jewish Telegraphic Agency 14 Nov 1962.

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        My Home Is Far Away

      William H. Allen London: William H. Allen. (no date - 1945). First. First English edition. Fine in a near fine dustwrapper with a little foxing and a couple of tiny nicks and tears. An exceptionally scarce wartime novel, the first printing was almost certainly minuscule. .

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        In Commemoration of the Sixtieth Birthday of Niels Bohr October Seventh 1945. [In "Reviews of Modern Physics", Volume 17, Numbers 2 and 3, April-July 1945]. [Containing Einstein and Straus' "The Influence of the Expansion of Space on the Gravitation Fields Surrounding the Individual Stars" and 25 other papers by some of the most famous physicists of the 20th century, see below].

      Lancaster, American Physical Society, 1945. Lex8vo. Entire volume in the original printed orange wrappers. Previous owner's name to top of front wrapper. Frontispiece-photos of Niels Bohr. Lower part of spine with a tear and minimal loss of paper, otherwise a fine and clean copy. Pp. 93-350, (1) pp.. First printing of this extraordinary collection of papers by some of the most famous and illustrious physicists of the 20th century, celebrating Niels Bohr's seventieth birthday.Straus worked with Einstein for four years and together they wrote three papers. One of these was "The influence of the expansion of space on the gravitation fields surrounding the individual stars". A 29-year-old assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Alberta, Max Wyman, was asked to review Einstein and Straus' paper. After reading it, he wrote a letter to Einstein with the remarkable words: "I believe that there is a rather serious error in the paper ...". As it turned out, the paper did indeed contain a serious error: It had a positive value to a term that should have been negative. Later research showed that the mistake was made when the paper was being reworked for publication.Einstein welcomed the criticism. Wyman received a letter from Straus and Einstein reading: "Professor Einstein and I were both very interested in your explicit solution to the field equations. We have since been able to show that all solutions of the field equation can be transformed into the Schwarzchild solution, a fact of which we were not aware of at the time our paper was written. With this fact in mind your conclusion, that the explicit solution can be made to satisfy the boundary conditions, proves the same thing as part III of our paper."Despite Einstein and Bohr's friendship and mutual admiration, they had some professional disputes which today are known as the Bohr-Einstein debates. An account of these was written by Bohr, in an article entitled "Discussions with Einstein on Epistemological Problems in Atomic Physics" in "Albert Einstein. Philosopher-Scientist" from 1949.Weil 216.The issue contains the following papers:1. Pauli. W. Niels Bohr on His 60th Birthday. Pp. 97-101.2. Hevesy, G. On the Effect of Roentgen Rays on Cellular Division. Pp. 102-111.3. Franck, James. Photosynthetic Activity of Isolated Chloroplasts. Pp. 112-119.4. Einstein, Albert and Ernst G. Straus. The Influence of the Expansion of Space on the Gravitation Fields Surrounding the Individual Stars. Pp. 120-124. [Weil 216].5. Gamow, G. and G. Keller. A Shell Source Model for Red Giant Stars. Pp. 125-137.6. Chandrasekhar, S. The Formation of Absorption Lines in a Moving Atmosphere. Pp. 138-156.7. Wheeler, John Archibald and Richard Phillips Feynman. Interaction with the Absorber as the Mechanism of Radiation. Pp. 157-181.8. Thomas, L. H. Relativistic Invariance. Pp. 182-186.9. Beck, Guido. Field Concepts in Quantum Theory. Pp. 187-194.10. Dirac, P. A. M. On the Analogy Between Classical and Quantum Mechanics. Pp. 195-199.11. Bhabha, H. J. Relativistic Wave Equations for the Elementary Particles. Pp. 200-216.12. Williams, E. J. Application of Ordinary Space-Time Concepts in Collision Problems and Relation of Classical Theory to Born's Approximation. Pp. 217-226.13. Vleck, J. H. Van and V. F. Weisskopf. On the Shape of Collision-Broadened Lines. Pp. 227-236.14. Bloch, F. and I. I. Rabi. Atoms in Variable Magnetic Fields. Pp. 237-244.15. Born, Max. On the Quantum Theory of Pyroelectricity. Pp. 245-251.16. Heitler, W. and P. Walsh. Theory of Cosmic-Ray Mesons. Pp. 252-262.17. Hulthén, Lamek. Comments on the Difficulties of the Meson Theory. Pp. 263-266.18. Pauli, W. and N. Hu. On the Strong Coupling Case for Spin-Dependent Interactions in Scalar- and Vector-Pair Theories. Pp. 267-286.19. Meitner, Lise. An Attempt to Single Out Some Fission Processes of Uranium by Using the Differences in Their Energy Release. Pp. 287-291.20. Turner, Louis A. The Missing Heavy Nuclei. Pp. 292-296.21. Graham, Gordon A. R. and Hans Halban, Jr. On the Angular Distribution of Neutrons in the Photo-Disintegration of the Deuteron. Pp. 297-304.22. Klein, O. and J. Lindhard. Some Remarks on the Quantum Theory of the Superconductive State. Pp. 305-309.23. London, F. Planck's Constant and Low Temperature Transfer. Pp. 310-322.24. Goudsmit, S. Random Distribution of Lines in a Plane. Pp. 321-322.25. Wang, Ming Chen and G. E. Uhlenbeck. On the Theory of the Brownian Motion II. Pp. 323-342.26. Casimir, H. B. G. On Onsager's Principle of Microscopic Reversibility. Pp. 343-350

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        Arkitekturens formspråk. 1-10. Studier över arkitekturens konstnärliga värden i deras historiska utveckling.

      Nordisk rotogravyr, 1945-61. Tio volymer, 6267 s., rikt illustrerade med foton,ritningar och färgplanscher. Förlagets dekorerade blå klotband. Nyskick, knappt öppnade

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        Drottning Gåsfot.

      (La Rôtisserie de la Reine Pédauque). Översättning Hjalmar Söderberg. Illustrationer av Bertil Bull Hedlund. P. A. Norstedt & Söner. Kungl. Boktryckeriet 1945. 314 sid. Numrerad bibliofilupplaga med signerad originaletsning av Bertil Bull Hedlund. Mörkblått originalskinnband med förgylld pärmdekoration. Inre denteller och helt guldsnitt. Omslag medbundna. Nött skyddskassett. 27,5 x 20 cm

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

      Stephen Austin and Sons Ltd. 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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        Josef Scharl

      New York: Nierendorf Editions. 1945. First. First edition. Introduction by Alfred Neumeyer of Mills College, California. Quarto. Small owner's label, else fine. Copy number 33 of 100 numbered copies Signed by the artist and with an original Signed color etching by the artist. .

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        Coleccion de Incunables Americanos, Siglo XVI

      Ediciones Cultura Hispanica Edicion facsimilar Madrid Ediciones Cultura Hispanica (Edicion facsimilar) 1944-1945vg 10 volumes. Vol. I: Doctrina Cristiana en la lengua Espanola y Mexicana por los religiosos de la orden de Santo Domingo (Obra impresa en Mexico por Juan Pablos en 1548). 1944. xxii,[32],cli,[6],pp. Vol. II: Dialectica resolutio cum textu Aristotelis / por Alfonso Avera Cruce (Obra impresa en Mexico, por Pedro Ocharte, en 1554). 1945. 88,[1],pp. Vol. III: Provisiones cedulas instrucciones para el gobierno de la Nueva Espana / por Vasco de Puga (Obra impresa en Mexico, por Pedro Ocharte, en 1563). 1945. 213,[12],pp. Vol. V: Ordenanzas y copilacion de leyes / por Antonio de Mendoza (Obra impresa en Mexico, por Juan Pablos, en 1548). 1945. xlv,[4],pp. & 66 blank pages in rear of book. Vol. VI: Arte de la lengua Mexicana y Castellana / por Alonso de Molina (Obra impresa en Mexico, por Pedro Ocharte, en 1571. 1944. [6],83,36pp. Vol. VII: Dialogos militares / por Diego Garcia de Palacio (Obra impresa en Mexico, por Pedro de Ocharte, en 1583. 1944. 14],192pp. Vol. VIII: Instruccion nautica para navegar / por Diego Garcia de Palacio (Obra impresa en Mexico, por Pedro Ocharte, en 1587). 1944. [40],156,[2],pp. Illustrated with b/w reproductions of drawings and tables. Vol. IX: Problemas y secretos maravillosos de las Indias / por Juan de Cardenas (Obra impresa en Mexico, por Pedro Ocharte, en 1591). 1945. 16],246,[3],pp. Vol. X: Tractado breve de medicina / por Agustin Farfan [i.e., Maestro Quoquim] (Obra impresa en Mexico, por Pedro Ocharte, en 1592). 1944. [8], 353,[10],pp. Vol. XI: Arauco Domado / por Pedro de Ona (Obra impresa en Lima, por Antonio Ricardo de Turin en 1556). 1944. [24],335,[3],pp. Originally published in 11 volumes, vol. IV missing. Bound in half leather over brown cloth with gold decorated spine. Gilt-lined raised bands. Decorative endpapers. Facsimile edition of various, important "incunables" of the "New World" (mainly 16th century Mexico). Most volumes with single pagination for each double page. Most title-pages in red and black with vignettes, decorative initials throughout. Very minor age wear on bindings, slight soiling to some interior pages. Text in Spanish. Tight copies in a beautiful binding, very good condition.

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        Toc toc. Chi è? Apri la porta.

      A. Mondadori. Milano 1945. 4°. 14 colour illustrations of different sizes, that open up like small doors etc. Original cardboard cover. Slight edgewear and slightly soiled cover. Otherwise intact and in the original condition. Inside is nice.. Avantgarde children's book, by the multi-talented Italian artist

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        The Open Society and its Enemies. 2 Vols. Volume I: The Spell of Plato. Volume II: The High Tide of Prophecy: Hegel, Marx, and the Aftermath.

      London, Routledge, (1945). 2 volumes 8vo. Two original black full cloth bindings with gilt lettering to spines, in very good dust-jackets. Cloth bindings extremely nice, with a bit of wear to upper capital of volume 1. Dust-jackets very fine and complete, with some light discoloration and minor edgewear; front inner flap of volume two with a few creases. Not price-clipped. Private ownership stamp to title-page of volume 1 and the half-title of volume 2 ("From the Library of Alexander Sachs"), otherwise internally very fine and clean. An extremely nice set. VII, (1), 268; V, (1), 352 pp.. The not common first edition, rare in the original dust-jackets, of Popper's hugely influential main work and a classic of political thought. The present copy comes from the library of the seminal economist and banker Alexander Sachs, whose political and economical research has been of pivotal character to the development of 20th century economy.Alexander Sachs (1893 -1973) was an Jewish American economist and banker. In 1939, he delivered the Einstein-Szilárd letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, in which it was suggested that nuclear research should be fomented.Sachs was born in Lithuania and came to America in 1904. He studied at Townsend Harris High School in New York City, the City College of New York, and Columbia College. In 1913 he joined the municipal bond department at Boston-based investment bank Lee, Higginson & Co., but in 1915 returned to education as a graduate student in social sciences, philosophy and jurisprudence at Harvard College. In later life he was on the faculty at Princeton University. Between 1918 and 1921 he was an aide to Justice Brandeis and the Zionist Organization of America on international problems of the Middle East and the World War I peace conference. From 1922 to 1929 he was economist and investment analyst for Walter Eugene Meyer in equity investment acquisitions. He then organized and became Director of Economics Investment Research at the Lehman Corporation, a newly established investment company of Lehman Brothers. From 1931 he joined the board at Lehman. He was Vice President from 1936 to 1943, remaining on the board until his death in 1973.In 1933, Sachs served as organizer and chief of the economic research division of the National Recovery Administration. In 1936, he served on the National Policy Committee. During the war, he was economic adviser to the Petroleum Industry War Council, and special counsel to the director of the Office of Strategic Services. He was knighted by the Queen of England and at the time of his death held the title of Sir Alexander Sachs. "The Open Society and its Enemies" is the classic that, written at the outbreak of WWII, in its attempt to understand and explain the appeal of totalitarian ideas, and do everything possible to undermine it and promulgate the value and importance of liberty, is responsible for decades of Hegel- and Plato-misinterpretations. Few works of modern philosophy have had as wide an influence as Popper's "Open Society", and few works of such an influence have been as thoroughly misguiding. "The critique of Plato, a hero to so much of modern European culture, is an impressive scholarly tour de force ... The attack on Hegel is weakened by insufficiently controlled antipathy, but the critique of Marx, to whom in many ways Popper is sympathetic, is of memorable power." (A. Quinton in IESS). "Karl Popper is generally regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century. He was also a social and political philosopher of considerable stature, a self-professed 'critical-rationalist', a dedicated opponent of all forms of scepticism, conventionalism, and relativism in science and in human affairs generally, a committed advocate and staunch defender of the 'Open Society', and an implacable critic of totalitarianism in all of its forms. One of the many remarkable features of Popper's thought is the scope of his intellectual influence. In the modern technological and highly-specialised world scientists are rarely aware of the work of philosophers; it is virtually unprecedented to find them queuing up, as they have done in Popper's case, to testify to the enormously practical beneficial impact which that philosophical work has had upon their own." (SEP)."The Open Society and its Enemies" was on the Modern Library Board's 100 Best Nonfiction books of the 20th century

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        PETER RABBIT'S RACE GAME

      1945. 2. (POTTER,BEATRIX). PETER RABBIT'S RACE GAME. Lond: Warne no date ca 1945. Housed in a color pictorial box (20 1/4" wide x 11 1/2") with Potter's characters in color on the cover. Box slightly worn with neat flap strengthening VG+ WITH TWO DIE AND 4 PAINTED LEAD FIGURINES. Featuring a wonderful full color pictorial game board folded in thirds that opens to 28 1/2 x 20". Instructions are on verso of board.

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        Mercury, or the Secret and Swift Messenger: Showing How a Man May With Privacy and Speed Communicate His Thoughts to a Friend at Any DistanceLondon: I. Norton for John Maynard and Timothy Wilkins, 1641.

      First edition of "the most important of early English works on cryptography" (Galland, p.201).<br/><br/> "A succinct volume, very well grounded in the classics, Mercury introduced the words <i>cryptographia</i> (defined by Wilkins as 'secrecy writing') and <i>cryptologia</i> ('secrecy of speech') into English. The author reserved the term <i>cryptomeneses</i>, or 'private intimations,' for the art of secret communication in general. In addition to summing up the knowledge of the time, Wilkins depicted three types of geometrical cipher, a mystifying system in which a message is represented by dots, lines or triangles. The letters of the alphabet, in normal or mixed order, were written out at normal spatial intervals; these served as the key. This line of letters was held at the top of a sheet of paper, and the message was spelled out by marking a dot for each plaintext letter underneath that letter in the key alphabet, each dot lower than its predecessor. The dots could then be connected by twos to form what would look like a graph - or they could be left as dots. The receiver, who had an identically proportioned key, noted the positions of the dots, the ends of the lines, or the apexes of the triangles against the alphabetical scale to read the plaintext." (Kahn, p. 155).<br/><br/> There had been diplomatic cipher books in manuscript since Elizabethan times for envoys and military men, but this was the first printed book devoted to the subject in English. At the end Wilkins deals with modes of rapid communication, from carrier pigeons to smoke signals. He calls this 'tachymenysis, or the art of swift information'. <br/><br/> J. S. Galland, An Historical and Analytical Bibliography of the Literature of Cryptology, 1945; D. Kahn, The Codebreakers. The Story of Secret Writing, 1996; Wing W2202.. 8vo: 163 x 107 mm. The text complete with 95 leaves, but paginated pp. [xiv], 1-48, 65-80, 83-98, 81-128, 127-169, 180, without the preliminary blank [A1] and the terminal blanks [M7-8] (as usual). Title and text within ruled borders. Contemporary calf, spine with some professional leather restoration, inner hinges strengthened with Japan paper. Ownership inscription, James Haig dated July 1770, to title and endpaper. In all a very good copy

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        Skuggorna. Fragment ur ett händelseförlopp på ännu okänd tid och plats. 15 originallitografier.

      Stockholm, 1945/1946. Suite of 15 original lithographies, each in passe-partout and mounted on thick card. The leaves measure 30x22,5 cm, and are signed by the artist and numbered 30/100. Housed in the original linen box. There is an extra unnumbered lithography, called Aurum, which is probably intended as a title plate. Some of the passe-partouts are a bit toned, and one of them has a short tear. A few cards have a bumped corner. The plates are all fine. Laid-in is a 4-page leaflet with a text about the plates, and with a list of their titles. On back of this leaflet is stated that the plates were printed in 200 copies each, but the plates of all known copies are only numbered up to 100. The title of this work is The Shadows, and it tells the fragmentary story of a Spanish woman's sufferings and her final death, which seems to be inspired partly by WWII, and partly by the Spanish Inquisition

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        Nuremberg Trials - Archive of Holocaust Photographs relating to the Nuremberg Triials and Holocaust

      1945 A collection of approximately 185 photographs (many press photographs) plus Mauthausen Concentration Camp Plan (44 x 55 cm) , marked prosecution Exhibit 54. The photographs start rom April 1945, just after the liberation of Bergen Belsen fand depict the atrocities of the concentration camps. Some are marked with an exhibit number for use at the trial. Includes about 60 portraits of the defendants from the trials (15.5 x 10.5 cm ) dated August 8th, 1945, as well as scenes from the trials such as people taking the witness stand, judges and court officials. Most are agency photographs and official photographs with Crown Copyright and from the US Army Signal Corps. A number of the photographs relate to the trial of General Oberst von Falkenhorst, and Major Vidkun Quisling (1887-1945) a Norwegian army officere and diplomat who collaborated with the German occupying force (1940-1945) and from whom the term 'quisling' (traitor, collaborator) was coined, and the Hadamar Assylum Atrocity Trial. The photographs vary in size from 25.5 21 cm to some small mugshots. An important and historic archive of one of th emost notprious events of the of the 20th Century. More detailed information can be supplied on request.

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