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        Nevessünk Hitleréken. Antifasiszta viccek gyüjteménye. [Let's Laugh At Hitler and His Gang. Collection of Anti-Fascist Jokes.]

      Müller Károly Könyvkiadóvállalat (Légrády), Budapest 1945 - Cover and numerous text illustrations by István Szigethy. First edition. In publisher's illustrated wrappers, printed in red and black. 43, (1) p. Collection of anti-fascist jokes, by two Hungarian journalists and humorists. Illustrated by István Szigethy (1891-1966) Hungarian cartoonist, painter and graphic artist. Tanned. Overall in very good condition. In publisher's illustrated wrappers, printed in red and black [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        464th BOMBARDMENT GROUP SOLDIER'S UNIFORM And ARCHIVE. 1943 - 1945

      1945. Scrapbook bound in brown embossed boards tied with a cord, two 15th Army Air Force patches affixed to front board; tan construction paper leaves. Standard army issue uniform of dark green wool jacket, shirt, trousers, tan tie, and two hats, insignia sewn or pinned to jacket. Occasional chipping and short tears to scrapbook leaves; light general wear and some fold lines to paper material; one leaf of a longer piece of material detached and laid in; very occasional areas where a photograph or other item is missing. Tiny hole to uniform trouser leg, minor soil to one hat, else uniform in exceptionally nice shape. VG or better condition overall.. Scrapbook: 47 leaves (1 blank) containing a variety of material, usually to both recto and verso; ~80 total pages utilized, with additional material laid in. Yearbook: 26 unnumbered pages. Several published items included in scrapbook and among loose material, pagination varying from 6 - 92 pp. Illustrations include 21 b/w photographs from Lucchina's army training in Colorado and his unit's headquarters in Pantanella, Italy, ranging in size from 2-1/4" x 1-3/4" to ~3" x 5"; five 10" x 8" b/w photos of aerial photos taken during bombing runs (incl. one duplicate); two target photo charts/ maps, 22-1/4" x 19-3/4"; 10 b/w souvenir RPPCs; 8 half-tone postcards; etc. Sizes vary. Scrapbook 12-3/4" x 10-1/4". Uniform fits an ~5'10" man (33" x 31" trousers, 38L jacket). The WWII service archive of Evo Alexander Lucchina, an Italian-American from Barre, Vermont, who served in the headquarters of the 464th Bombardment Group, 776th Squadron, in Italy from 1944 - 1945. The archive offers a detailed portrait of one enlisted soldier's military career, from his 1943 induction order to his 1945 discharge papers, in a variety of media. Among the items included are: Lucchina's full army uniform and insignia; target photo charts for Breslau and Bratislava, dated September and October 1944, respectively; a typed list of "Important Dates," presumably compiled himself; photographs of the unit's snowy headquarters in Pantanella, Italy, many captioned on the back; a mimeographed 14 pp "History of the 464th Bombardment Group from Activation until VE-Day" written entirely in rhymed couplets, and of which we find no other record; the yearbook for Lucchina's 1944 Army training class at Colorado State College of Education, autographed by his fellow classmates and the school's canine mascot, Queenie; a matchbook cover from the Army training center in Pocotella, ID; Allied Military currency; a small personal mirror; three dog tags; various military identification and ration cards; HQ memos; a variety of sightseeing material; five V-mails and seven telegraphs sent to his wife, Alice; and two reunion booklets for the 464th from 1982 and 1986. Evo Lucchina grew up in Barre, VT, and owned a granite company there as well as part of his father's company by the time he was inducted into the Army. Thirty-seven years old at the time, Lucchina was one of the "old men" in Class 6A-44 at CSCE in Greeley, CO, with a droll sense of humor (his occupation in the yearbook is listed as "fish monger"); he was sent to CSCE after he fractured his left fibula during Basic Training in Atlantic City, and graduated from a clerical course in engineering and operations in October of 1943. He arrived at the Army airfield at Pantanella -- "a wheat farm between Canosa di Puglia and Lavello (Lucania)" [from list of "Important Dates" in scrapbook] -- in March 1944, where he served until May 1945.

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        THE LURKER AT THE THRESHOLD

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1945.. Octavo, cloth. First edition. 3041 copies printed. Inscribed by Derleth on the front free endpaper. A Cthulhu mythos novel written by Derleth based on Lovecraft notes and fragments. A fine copy in a fine, virtually "as new" dust jacket. (#154595)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        THE FRIENDLY PERSUASION

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in what would be a bright near fine dust jacket, but has a few small chips around the spine crown. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "For Melba Bennett / a friend of Philip McCormick's / Jessamyn West." With the bookplate of Melba Bennett to the front pastedown (as well as a neat bookstore stamp from Napa, California). Basis for the big screen film (1956) directed by William Wyler that starred Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire and Anthony Perkins. Nominated for six Oscars. From the collection of California bibliopile and author (The Robinson Jeffers bio) Melba Berry Bennett.

      [Bookseller: Ed Smith Books ]
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        Brideshead Revisited - the true first edition

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1945. A first edition, first printing published by Chapman and Hall in 1945. A good+ book with one name and date to the front endpaper. Some spotting to the endpapers. Some light staining to the rear board and fading to the spine. In a good+ dust wrapper with some chips to the spine ends, spine itself and corners. Browning to the spine. Waugh's masterpiece - rare.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Animal Farm

      First Edition, First Printing, original cloth, fading to head & foot of spine with previous owner's inscription to front endpaper. Original, first state dust-jacket with Searchlight advertisement printed in red on verso and 6s on front flap; rubbed, frayed and chipped, spine scuffed with loss at head and foot 8vo, 1945.

      [Bookseller: Fine Book Cellar]
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        I'm Crazy in Collier's Magazine

      Crowell-Collier, 1945 The first appearance of Holden Caulfield. A near fine copy in wrappers. A rare newstand edition, without a mailing label. Overall fresh and near fine. Housed in a protective cloth folder.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        THE FRIENDLY PERSUASION

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in what would be a bright near fine dust jacket, but has a few small chips around the spine crown. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "For Melba Bennett / a friend of Philip McCormick's / Jessamyn West." With the bookplate of Melba Bennett to the front pastedown (as well as a neat bookstore stamp from Napa, California). Basis for the big screen film (1956) directed by William Wyler that starred Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire and Anthony Perkins. Nominated for six Oscars. From the collection of California bibliopile and author (The Robinson Jeffers bio) Melba Berry Bennett.

      [Bookseller: Ed Smith Books]
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        [LITHOGRAPH PROOF] VISUAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA [SIGNED BY THE ARTIST]

      New York (Jaffe) ; Winnipeg (K. Bileski). 1945. Matted. 1st Edition Heliochrome Lithograph, signed by Arthur Szyk. Image is 6 ½ X 8 inches. In an attractive red mat. A signed Holocaust-era proof copy from Arthur Szyk's Visual History of Nations series, dated 1945 on the back with the editors margins handwritten for publication (on the back) . The Visual History of Nations series consists of highly illuminated and brilliantly designed visual histories of individual founding and member countries of the United Nations. This series of images was commissioned in 1945 by Canadian philatelist and entrepreneur Kasimir Bileski and was originally referred to as The United Nations Series. Each print was created as an exquisite frontispiece and title page for a unique international stamp album. “Arthur Szyk, a master of iconic symbolism, employed his meticulous talents as a historic researcher to create this highly informative Visual History of the United States. Presiding over the illustration is the Great Seal of the United States. The American bald eagle, the national bird, clasps an olive branch (representing peace) and 13 arrows (one for each founding colonial state, representing war) in its talons. In its beak is a scroll with the Latin expression E Pluribus Unum (Out of many, one) , referring to the synthesis of a single nation out of the 13 originating states. The original states are further indicated by the 13 red and white stripes on the shield in the center of the Great Seal. The 48 white stars on circular blue backgrounds that appear throughout this illumination stand for the 48 states then in the United States (Alaska and Hawaii achieved statehood after Szyk's painting was completed) . A beaver, a buffalo, a red squirrel, and a black bear are ensconced within the decorative scrollwork. ” (Wikipedia, 2017) Very Good Condition. (PAINT-1-19) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Esthetique du Mal

      Cummington, MA: The Cummington Press, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Limited edition; Number 86 of 300 copies, in a total edition of 340. Publisher's quarter bound black leather spine over green Natsume straw-paper-covered boards, printed on Pace paper from Italy. Very Good with light rubbing to extremities of leather spine and paper covered boards, slight toning to covers. End sheets very lightly foxed, pages lightly toned at edges. A very handsome copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        A DAY IN FAIRY LAND STORY and PICTURE BOOK

      Hardback in DUST JACKET. Pub. by Helsingborg Litograffiska AB, Sweden 1945. Large book. BEAUTIFUL pictorial covers on front and rear and red cloth spine. Slight rubbing to ends of spine and front corners. Very tiny repaired tear with archival tape at btm. of title page (hardly seen). No inscription or name. EXCEPTIONALLY BRIGHT, CLEAN AND TIGHT. WONDERFUL colour illustrations on every page by Ana Mae Seagren ( fairies, elves, pixies and flowers ) the colours are quite STUNNING. Identical, pictorial dust jacket which has a few tiny closed tears on edges and some very small loss at spine ends and corners which are all repaired with archival tape. Also has a few small grubby marks. It is covered in clear, removable protective cover. NEAR FINE / VERY GOOD.

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        A Day in Fairy Land

      Little Neck, NY: Ramborn Corporation, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. Ana MAe Seagren. Elephant folio: 14 by 19 inches. Cloth spine, color pictorial boards. 18pp, alternating colorful decorated text page with full color illustrations of fairies at play by Ana Mae Seagren. A near fine copy with only a trace of soil and wear; The dustwrapper has had some repair of closed tears, mostly on the back, and so shows a very good appearance. Not often seen in such nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Winston Churchill.

      Black and white photograph of Winston Churchill, while he was the first Lord of the Admiralty. Boldly signed "Winston S. Churchill 1945." Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 16 inches. Winston S. Churchill was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He was also an officer in the British Army, a non-academic historian, a writer and an artist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall, lifetime body of work. In 1963, he was the first of only eight people to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. Churchill was born into the family of the Dukes of Marlborough, a branch of the Spencer family. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer; his mother, Jennie Jerome, was an American socialite. As a young army officer, he saw action in British India, the Anglo-Sudan War, and the Second Boer War. He gained fame as a war correspondent and wrote books about his campaigns. At the forefront of politics for fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. Before the First World War, he served as President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary, and First Lord of the Admiralty as part of Asquith's Liberal government. During the war, he continued as First Lord of the Admiralty until the Gallipoli Campaign caused his departure from government. He then briefly resumed active army service on the Western Front as commander of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He returned to government under Lloyd George as Minister of Munitions, Secretary of State for War, Secretary of State for Air, then Secretary of State for the Colonies. After two years out of Parliament, he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in Baldwin's Conservative government of 1924-1929, controversially returning the pound sterling in 1925 to the gold standard at its pre-war parity, a move widely seen as creating deflationary pressure on the UK economy. Out of office and politically "in the wilderness" during the 1930s because of his opposition to increased home rule for India and his resistance to the 1936 abdication of Edward VIII, Churchill took the lead in warning about Nazi Germany and in campaigning for rearmament. At the outbreak of the Second World War, he was again appointed First Lord of the Admiralty. Following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain on 10 May 1940, Churchill became Prime Minister. His speeches and radio broadcasts helped inspire British resistance, especially during the difficult days of 1940-41 when the British Commonwealth and Empire stood almost alone in its active opposition to Adolf Hitler. He led Britain as Prime Minister until victory over Nazi Germany had been secured. After the Conservative Party suffered an unexpected defeat in the 1945 general election, he became Leader of the Opposition to the Labour Government. He publicly warned of an "Iron Curtain" of Soviet influence in Europe and promoted European unity. After winning the 1951 election, Churchill again became Prime Minister. His second term was preoccupied by foreign affairs, including the Malayan Emergency, Mau Mau Uprising, Korean War, and a UK-backed coup d'?tat in Iran. Domestically his government laid great emphasis on house-building. Churchill suffered a serious stroke in 1953 and retired as Prime Minister in 1955, although he remained a Member of Parliament until 1964. Upon his death aged ninety in 1965, Elizabeth II granted him the honour of a state funeral, which saw one of the largest assemblies of world statesmen in history.

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        THE LURKER AT THE THRESHOLD

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1945. First edition. A fine copy in a fine, virtually "as new" dust jacket. (18707). Octavo, cloth. 3041 copies printed. Signed inscription by Derleth on the front free endpaper. A Cthulhu mythos novel written by Derleth based on Lovecraft notes and fragments.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Third Army: A Brief History of Operations in Europe.

      Prepared by G-3 Historical Sub-Section, 1945. First edition. Quarto, original wrappers as issued. Boldly signed on the title page by General George S. Patton. In near fine condition. Contains two photographic images and a color fold out map. Rare and desirable signed by Patton. General George Smith Patton was a senior officer of the United States Army who commanded the United States Seventh Army in the Mediterranean and European theaters of World War II, but is best known for his leadership of the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Born in 1885 to a family with an extensive military background (with members having served in the United States Army and Confederate States Army), Patton attended the Virginia Military Institute and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He studied fencing and designed the M1913 Cavalry Saber, more commonly known as the "Patton Sword", and partially due to his skill in the sport, he competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. Patton first saw combat during the Pancho Villa Expedition in 1916, taking part in America's first military action using motor vehicles. He later joined the newly formed United States Tank Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces and saw action in World War I, commanding the U.S. tank school in France before being wounded while leading tanks into combat near the end of the war. In the interwar period, Patton remained a central figure in the development of armored warfare doctrine in the U.S. Army, serving in numerous staff positions throughout the country. Rising through the ranks, he commanded the 2nd Armored Division at the time of the American entry into World War II.

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        I Carmi Di Catullo, Scelti e Nuovamente Tradotti in versi da Vincenzo Errante e decorati con Litografie da Filippo de Pisis,

      Milano, Ulrico Hoepli, 1945. mit 17 Original-Lithographien (14 davon ganzseitig) 170 Seiten, 29x39, helles grobes OHLn mit papiernem Rückenschild und rosafarbenen Buchdeckenim Original-Schuber Sehr schönes Exemplar dieser gesuchten Ausgabe auf feinstem unbeschnittenen Bütten mit Wasserzeichen, nummeriertes Exemplar Nr. 79 von 150 Exemplaren (GA 160), gedruckt bei Officina Bodoni unter Giovanni Mardersteig, der damit in Italien eine ganz außergewöhnliche Produktion der frühen Nachkriegszeit schuf. Der unbeschnittene Schnitt mit leichten Fleckchen Versand D: 5,00 EUR Ku 43947, ORIGINAL-LITHOGRAPHIE, Pressedruck

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        Four years before becoming Israel's first President, as war was still raging in Europe, Chaim Weizmann thanks a noted Polish-born artist teaching in Jerusalem for planting trees in Palestine in memory of his mother.

      Rehovot, Palestine, March 4, 1945. 4.75" X 6.75". "Typed Letter Signed ""Chaim Weizmann"" as president of The Jewish Agency for Palestine, one page, 4.75"" x 6.75"". Rehovot, March 4, 1945. To Mordechai Ardon-Bronstein, Bezalel Art Academy, Jerusalem. In Hebrew, translated. In full, ""Please accept my deep thanks and gratitude for the trees that you and your pupils are planting in my mother's name. It is indeed a noble thought and I thank you for it. At this opportunity I would like to thank you again for the nice box that you have sent me for my 70th birthday."" Over 100 years ago, the Jewish National Fund began to replenish the native vegetation of the Holy Land that had disappeared or been destroyed. From Isaiah 41:19, ""I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive. I will set pines in the wasteland, the fir and the cypress together, so that people may see and know, consider and understand, that the hand of the Lord has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has created it."" Planting a tree in Israel in memory of a loved one continues today. Dr. Weizmann wrote this letter from his home in Rehovot, one week after his birthday, on stationery of The Jewish Agency for Palestine, Jerusalem. When chemist Chaim Weizmann was sworn in as first President of Israel in Jerusalem four years later on February 17, 1949, he evoked the memory of his parents is his oath: ""I, son of Ozer and Rachel Weizmann, undertake as President of the State to maintain allegiance to the State of Israel and its laws."" Weizmann's Rehovot home and its gardens where he is buried are now a national memorial. Dr. Weizmann had founded a research institute in Rehovot in 1934; it was renamed the Weizmann Institute of Science a year before he wrote this letter. Polish-born painter Mordechai Ardon-Bronstein (1896-1992) had studied art at the renowned State Bauhaus Weimar in Germany after World War I; its teaching staff included Albers, Gropius, Kandinsky, and Klee. When the Nazis shut its doors in 1933, Ardon-Bronstein left Germany and settled in Jerusalem. In 1943, he became director of the Bezalel, Palestine's leading art school. In 1952, President Weizmann appointed him artistic adviser to the Ministry of Education and Culture. Ardon-Bronstein's abstract works hang in museums including New York's Museum of Modern Art and London's Tate Gallery. Two torn file holes at bank right margin, creases at upper and lower left corners, one touching the final letter of Weizmann's signature. Fine condition."

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        I Carmi Di Catullo, Scelti e Nuovamente Tradotti in versi da Vincenzo Errante e decorati con Litografie da Filippo de Pisis,

      Milano, Ulrico Hoepli, 1945 - mit 17 Original-Lithographien (14 davon ganzseitig) 170 Seiten, Sehr schönes Exemplar dieser gesuchten Ausgabe auf feinstem unbeschnittenen Bütten mit Wasserzeichen, nummeriertes Exemplar Nr. 79 von 150 Exemplaren (GA 160), gedruckt bei Officina Bodoni unter Giovanni Mardersteig, der damit in Italien eine ganz außergewöhnliche Produktion der frühen Nachkriegszeit schuf. Der unbeschnittene Schnitt mit leichten Fleckchen Sprache: Deutsch 29x39, helles grobes OHLn mit papiernem Rückenschild und rosafarbenen Buchdeckenim Original-Schuber

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        [LITHOGRAPH PROOF] VISUAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA [SIGNED BY THE ARTIST]

      New York (Jaffe) ; Winnipeg (K. Bileski). 1st Edition Heliochrome Lithograph, signed by Arthur Szyk. Image is 6 ½ X 8 inches. In an attractive red mat. A signed Holocaust-era proof copy from Arthur Szyk's Visual History of Nations series, dated 1945 on the back with the editors margins handwritten for publication (on the back) . The Visual History of Nations series consists of highly illuminated and brilliantly designed visual histories of individual founding and member countries of the United Nations. This series of images was commissioned in 1945 by Canadian philatelist and entrepreneur Kasimir Bileski and was originally referred to as The United Nations Series. Each print was created as an exquisite frontispiece and title page for a unique international stamp album.

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books LLC]
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        The First Crusade.

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press,, 1945. The Deeds of the Franks and other Jerusalemites. Gesta francorum et aliorum hierosolimitanorum. Translated into English for the first time. Engravings by Clifford Webb. Tall octavo (310 x 184 mm). Original vellum, titles to spine gilt, vignette to covers gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the orange cloth slipcase. Wood-cut frontispiece, vignette title page, and 4 full page wood-cuts. A fine copy. First edition in English, signed limited issue of 500 copies, of which 100 were specially bound in full vellum; this copy being number four. Additionally inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Gathorne, from a tired Crusader, this account of those who enjoyed on the road to Jerusalem 'a Happy Martyrdom,' Somerset de Chair, Wingfield Morris Orthopaedic Hospital, 11 November 47". The recipient, Dr Gathorne Robert Girdlestone, was a pioneering orthopaedic surgeon and the founder of the hospital. A characteristic output of the Golden Cockerel Press, which also published de Chair's The Golden Carpet (1943), and The Silver Crescent (1943). These works detail his military exploits in the Middle East; de Chair served as an intelligence officer with the 4th Cavalry Brigade during the Anglo-Iraqi War and the Syrian Campaign. The gesta francorum, often considered one of the most valuable contemporary crusader accounts, was written c.1101 by an anonymous author connected with Bohemond I of Antioch.

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        BRIDESHEAD REVISITED The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

      Chapman & Hall 1945 - Revised edition. Original red cloth lettered in gilt. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the front endpaper, "For Father Devas from Evelyn Waugh 1945". A very good copy, slightly cocked, with a faded spine and wear to its ends. A fine association copy of Waugh's best known work, inscribed to the priest Waugh found to give deathbed absolution to his friend Hubert Duggan, inspiring the deathbed scene at the climax of Brideshead. Waugh recalls bringing Father Devas to Duggan's bedside in his diary entry of 13 October 1943, "he gave Hubert absolution. Hubert said, 'Thank you father,' which was taken as his assent. "The affect of this on Waugh was profound. "In concrete and immediate terms, the repentance and death of Hubert Duggan provided an obvious link between the secular, hedonistic world of Waugh's youth on which he looked with nostalgia and the enforced asceticism of the present - the first a preparation for the second - and between the physical deprivations and psychological disappointments and apprehensions of the present and the promise of a future in which all would in the providence of God be well." - Davis (Evelyn Waugh, Writer) The incident was obviously the catalyst for Brideshead: Waugh's diary records starting work on the novel some nine days later, and the deathbed scene was, for Waugh, the very crux of the narrative, a view he makes plain in a letter to Ronald Knox of May 1945, "I am delighted you became reconciled to B.R. in the end. It was, of course, all about the death bed. I was present at almost exactly that scene, with less extravagant decor, when a friend of mine whom we thought was in his final coma and stubbornly impenitent, whose womenfolk would only let the priest in because they thought him unconscious, did exactly that, making the sign of the cross. It was profoundly affecting and I wrote the book about that scene." Waugh viewed and referred to Brideshead as his Magnum Opus and in a quest for perfection he tinkered with it right up to and beyond publication. It has been thought that this 'revised edition' was published in advance of the first trade edition. In a letter to Tom Driberg, Waugh suggests as much, "'Revised' from an early edition for for private circulation.". However, a comparison of early editions shows that differences from the first edition are present in the revised edition and later printings, suggesting that it was issued shortly after the first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        PILOT'S FLIGHT LOG BOOK.

      1945 - (WWII) Gatti, Larry. PILOT'S FLIGHT LOG BOOK. No place, (1945). 36p, 5 1/4"x 7 1/2", immitation leather, vg in protective case. Gatti (1920-1974) served in WWII from 1942-45, enlisting in Queens, NY. He was a 2nd Lieutenant and co-pilot in the 95th Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force. The log is a manuscript record of over 400 flights from his student practice flights & landings at Harris Field, MO, to "1st solo ride" to acrobatics and solo cross country, formation and instrument flying, to Boeing Fortress training at Sioux City. The log continues with B-17 flights to Labrador, Iceland, Scotland and practice in England and then records 35 raids into Germany (Oct. 1944-Mar. 1945), on Cologne, Berlin, Chemnitz, Bremen etc. and names specific targets: synthetic oil plant, Folke Wolfe plant, marshalling yards, bridges and railroads. From the dates and places Gatti would have been participating in both operations "Thunderclap and Clarion" which were designed to paralyze German troop and supply movement near the end of the war. Unfortunately these operations were carried out in heavy civilian areas and led to German accusations of "Terror" bombing. After his combat tour ends, he records flights moving B- 17's & crews near Paris, Brussels & London. Laid in is a Catholic prayer card (in Italian) which we assume he carried with him on flights. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The First Crusade. The Deeds of the Franks and other Jerusalemites. Gesta francorum et aliorum hierosolimitanorum. Translated into English for the first time. Engravings by Clifford Webb.

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1945 - Tall octavo (310 x 184 mm). Original vellum, titles to spine gilt, vignette to covers gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the orange cloth slipcase. A fine copy. Wood-cut frontispiece, vignette title page, and 4 full page wood-cuts. First edition in English, signed limited issue of 500 copies, of which 100 were specially bound in full vellum; this copy being number four. Additionally inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Gathorne, from a tired Crusader, this account of those who enjoyed on the road to Jerusalem 'a Happy Martyrdom,' Somerset de Chair, Wingfield Morris Orthopaedic Hospital, 11 November 47". The recipient, Dr Gathorne Robert Girdlestone, was a pioneering orthopaedic surgeon and the founder of the hospital. A characteristic output of the Golden Cockerel Press, which also published de Chair's The Golden Carpet (1943), and The Silver Crescent (1943). These works detail his military exploits in the Middle East; de Chair served as an intelligence officer with the 4th Cavalry Brigade during the Anglo-Iraqi War and the Syrian Campaign. The gesta francorum, often considered one of the most valuable contemporary crusader accounts, was written c.1101 by an anonymous author connected with Bohemond I of Antioch. Franklin p. 315. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        LE OCCASIONI

      EINAUDI, 1945. ITALIANO 0,2 Pagine intonse ed ingiallite ai bordi da fattore tempo, legatura lenta, brossura editoriale morbida, brunita ai bordi ed al dorso e con strappetti sia ai bordi che al dorso, piccola illustrazione in nero al piatto USATO

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        Original Watercolor Studies for 'A Little Fur Family'

      n.p.: n.p., 1945. Fine. Two preliminary paintings for 'Little Fur Family' which was first published in 1946. On paper. Measures approx. 7 by 8½ inches, and each one has additional margin on one side, each with William's signature. While these are separate studies, they seem to be intended as a double spread or a cover as they flow together beautifully. The left hand image is a forest scene with waterfall, and the right image shows the Fur Family with the Little Fur Child playing with his red ball. The images are matted together to form a continuous picture in a mat 16 by 20 inches. Although not used in the first edition of the Little Fur Family, a similar scene was used in the later printings as the cover, after the fur had been discontinued. Images are fine and bright with strong signatures. Accompanied by a copy of a later edition showing the final artwork.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Striking Photograph of his fine portrait in oils, signed and dated on the image, (Sir Claude John Eyre, 1884-1981, British General and Commander in Chief in the Middle East and in India)

      1945 - showing him seated half length, full face with a determined look, in battle dress with ribbons, 11" x 8½" on card mount 16" x 13½", no place,

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        The Pursuit of Love - In the first issue wrapper

      Hamish Hamilton, 1945. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1945. A very good book without inscriptions. Some light wear to the edges and to the corners. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper showing 8s 6d as called for. One closed tear to the top of the rear panel. Some rubbing to the corners and a little wear and tear to the corners and spine tips. Rare.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        La Chanson du Mal-Aimé. Mil-neuf-cent-trois.

      A la campagne, [Saint-Maurice-d'Etelan, presses de Pierre Bettencourt], s.d. [1945]. - 13,5 x 9 cm, n. p., qques ff. impr. sur papier bleu. Plein maroquin bordeaux, titre doré, reliure signée de Bergeron, couv. et dos conservés. Belle édition originale de Pierre Bettencourt. Couverture ornée d'une étoile dans un carré estampé dont le fond à droite se grise en pointillé. Autour du carré, Marie, Madeleine, Annie, Lou. Au bas, Guillaume. Dans l'ouvrage, typographie alternant l'italique et le romain avec titres en rouge. "Achevé d'imprimer un jour de soleil à la campagne et tiré à petit nombre pour la fleur de nos amis vers la fin du monde". Jeu typographique permettant de retrouver le nom du poète à travers une impression où alternent le rouge et le noir. "La Chanson du Mal Aimé a été écrite pour Anny Playden qu'Apollinaire rencontra lorsqu'il était précepteur en Allemagne en 1903 et qui l'éconduisit. En y associant Marie (Laurencin), Madeleine (Pages) et Lou (de Chatillon Coligny), Pierre Bettencourt généralise le parcours du poète, comme s'il n'y avait pas d'amour heureux, qu'il était de sa nature même d'être mal aimé." Un des 25 ex. avec cahiers de papier bleu.- On joint l'invitation illustrée, imprimée par Thierry Bouchard, à l'exposition des livres de Bettencourt à Paris, librairie Obliques, en janvier 1983. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: SOLSTICES RARE BOOKS]
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        Sainte Marguerite de Cortone -

      Flammarion 1945 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12 208 pp. Couverture beige avec titre bordeaux. Intérieur très propre. En bon état. EDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 24 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur papier de Madagascar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        Norman Lindsay. Paintings in oil.

      Fourteen reproductions in colour from original oil paintings, and 16 half-tone plates reproduced in black and white; with essays by Douglas Stewart and Norman Lindsay. Sydney: The Shepherd Press, 1945. Quarto, gilt-decorated boards (bottom edge a little rubbed) in dustjacket (a couple of short edge tears and creases, but very good), numerous colour and black and white plates, occasional foxing. Limited to 1000 copies.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Carl Rungius Big Game Painter: Fifty Years With Brush And Rifle

      Countryman Press, West Hartford 1945 - One of 1275 copies of which 1250 were numbered. This is one of the numbered copies. INSCRIBED, SIGNED and dated 1946 by Carl Rungius on the blank FFEP and SIGNED by Schaldach, the author, on the same page. Copies signed by Rungius are very uncommon. Very good condition with slight fraying spine ends, usual light browning of pages, very tips lower corners rubbed, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages other than the signed inscription and author signature. Original slipcase has 1cm deep loss of cover paper at spine ends, complete cover labels (front and back) that are not chipped, some splitting along one spine edge but connections holding well. The book measures 318mm tall x 245mm, and has 117 numbered pages of text (illustration leaves are not numbered), b/w sketch of bull moose frontispiece, b/w portrait painting of Rungius, 10 full-page color paintings, 18 b/w in-text illustrations (a couple of these have multiple images, ie, several animal heads in one sketch -- most are single heads), 8 half-page b/w illustrations, 1 full-page b/w illustration, 11 b/w photos. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL ITEM BEING OFFERED. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS]
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        Probleme der Lyrik. Vortrag in der Universität Marburg am 21.August 1951.

      48 Seiten 8, Englische Broschur. die Broschur gering berieben, ansonsten sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz von Benn persönlich gewidmet, signiert und datiert (IX/51), mit dieser Schrift wurde Benn erstmals nach 1945 in der deutschen Öffentlichkeit wieder wahrgenommen und bestimmte die Lyrik-Diskussionen für einige Jahre. Gottfried Benn (* 2. Mai 1886 in Mansfeld, Brandenburg - + 7. Juli 1956 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Arzt, berühmter Dichter und Essayist.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Pippi Långstrump; Pippi Långstrump går ombord; Pippi Långstrump i Söderhavet.

      Stockholm: Rabén & Sjögren,, 1945–48. 3 works, small octavo. Original grey cloth-backed pictorial paper covers, titles to spines in black. Text in Swedish. Illustrations to text by Ingrid Vang Nyman. Ownership inscription to foot of front pastedown of Pippi Långstrump. Slight wear to extremities; an excellent set. First editions, first impressions of the first three Pippi Longstocking novels. Uncommon together and in such good condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pippi Långstrump; Pippi Långstrump går om bord; Pippi Långstrump I Söderhavet.

      12mo.; 3 volumes; each volume bound in original taupe or beige cloth-backed yellow pictorial boards with publisher's advertisement to lower covers of volumes 1 and 2, pictorially decorated to lower cover of volume 3; pp. [iv], 5-174; [iv], 5-192 and [vi], 7-166 + [i]; with line-drawings throughout; an exceptionally good set with each volume in clean and very sound condition; volume 1 with very light external dusting, minor marking to lower board, slight shelf-rubbing to edges and tiny wear to corner tips, internally very fresh with the usual toning to stock and a neat contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper; volume 2 very fresh with a touch of marking to boards and a child's name to front pastedown, internally fine and fresh with the unavoidable toning to stock; volume 3 equally clean, both externally and internally, and uninscribed; scarce as a set in this condition. True first editions, in Swedish, issued without dustwrappers. Volume 2 is the first printing of the first edition, with the reference to the 26th Thousand printing alongside this title on the rear board, as called for, and without any reference to the illustrator, whose name was added to the title-page of the second edition, issued later the same year. Pippi Longstocking, and its two early sequels by Astrid Lindgren Pippi Goes on Board and Pippi In The South Seas have become international classics and probably the best-known books for children to come out of Sweden. The eponymous child hero, Pippi, is a nine-year-old redheaded orphan who is bold and resourceful with superhuman strength and ingenuity. Poignantly believes her mother to be an angel and imagines that her father, who was lost at sea, is living an exotic life as a Cannibal King in a far distant land.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        The Raven. Testo originale seguito dalla traduzione di Stéphane Mallarmé e da una interpretazione di Ettore Serra - con due disegni di Edouard Manet. Omaggio a Poe nel centenario della pubblicazione del poema 1845-1945

      Edizioni Prometeo. Folio (cm. 38,6), 48 pp., 2 cc.nn. con un disegno del corvo e il ritratto dell’Autore. Brossura editoriale. Lievi fioriture, ma ottimo esemplare. Edizione della prima tiratura di 50 esemplari fuori commercio in numerazione romana (nostro n. IL), in carta di Fabriano ‘Umbria’. Furono editate anche 312 copie destinate alla vendita in carta Fabriano ‘Miliaflex’. Provenienza: Biblioteca Ungaretti: dedica autografa alla prima carta bianca di Ettore Serra a Geanne e Peppino Ungaretti, datata primo aprile 1945. Opera rara.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Entomologist's Monthly Magazine: Vol. 81-144

      1945-2008. 64 vols, plates, text figs. HB/PB. A good 64-year run; vols 81-95 + 98/99 bound in 8 vols, binder's cloth, vol numbers in ink to spines, orig. printed wrappers retained; remaining vols in wrappers as issued

      [Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
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        Marvel Mystery Comics #65 1945 WWII bondage cover by Alex Schomburg-Timely

      Timely 1945 - -WWII era cover-FIGHT THE JAPANESE SPIES! -ALEX SCHOMBURG bondage art. -Human Torch, Angel, Patriot, Miss America, Sub-Mariner. -Small tears top and bottom spine. Single staple book, cover has tear at staple but cover still attached. Condition: VG

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer [Suddenly It's Spring] (Original screenplay for the 1947 film)

      Los Angeles: Selznick International Pictures / Vanguard Films, 1945. First Draft script for the 1947 screwball comedy, "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer" (here under its working title, "Suddenly It's Spring"), directed by Irving Reis, written for the screen by Sidney Sheldon, and starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, and Rudy Vallee. A late but important entry in the screwball comedy genre, wherein Shirley Temple (a high schooler at this point) falls for playboy artist Cary Grant, immediately causing multiple problems. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Screenplay. Blue titled wrappers, noted as First Draft Screenplay on the front wrapper, dated October 12, 1945, with credits for screenwriter Sheldon and producer Dore Schary. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page integral with the first page of the script. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good with some tearing at the holes on the rear wrapper else only lightly worn, bound with three brads.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Germany is Our Problem - A Plan for Germany: Personal Copy of Erminie King Wright

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1945 - Signed 239 pages. Index. Personal copy of noted American conspiracy author Erminie King Wright, bearing her signature inside front board and pencilled notes to several preliminary pages. Laid in are eight pertinent 1960s newclippings from Roanoke-area papers, dated in her hand - some with strong comments added. Above-average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. Average wear to book. A special item for those who may not support Mr. Morgenthau's thesis. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction, IOBA]
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        LEFT HAND, RIGHT HAND! THE COMPLETE SET OF AUTOBIOGRAPHY Comprising: Left Hand, Right Hand!; The Scarlet Tree; Great Morning; Laughter In The Next Room; and Noble Essences Or Courteous Revelations

      Macmillan -1950 1945 - Five volumes, all first UK editions. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt titling and decoration to the spine. All in pictorial dustwrappers with pictorial endpapers featuring the author's handprints. Each volume inscribed by Sitwell to E. M. Forster "For Morgan" on the half-title, dated on publication sometimes with a short epithet "With affection and admiration" (vol 1), "whose only fault is his invisibility" (vol 3). Forster's bookplate to each volume. A near fine set, in very good to near fine dustwrappers. The first volume shows chips to the spine ends and corners and internal repairs to the spine joints of the dustwrapper. Small chips to the head of the spine of volume three. "Osbert Sitwell combines sensibility, humaneness, and the desire to write well. The strands of the aristocrat, who wants to lead, and the artist who wants to create are finely combined" E. M. Forster reviewing the first volume for BBC Eastern Service, May 1945. Forster was an acquaintance of Osbert Sitwell and his siblings, often meeting at social gatherings and poetry readings - one of which, in September 1943, was punctuated by a doodle-bug raid while Edith Sitwell read "Still Falls The Rain". Though friends, Forster remained on the periphery of the Sitwells and their literary set, perhaps earning the inscription of the third volume; "For Morgan, whose only fault is his invisibility". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        Brideshead Revisited

      Chapman and Hall, 1945. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Chapman and Hall in 1945. A near fine book with one small name and date to the top of the front endpaper - a little fading to the spine. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper. A small stain to the foot of the spine encroaching to the bottom of the front panel. Some light chipping to the spine tips. Some browning to the spine. A very nice copy in the correct dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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