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        A Voyage Beyond the Seas (1346-1350).

      Francican Press, Jerusalem 1945 - xlviii, [1], 143 pp., [1 errata], 18 figures including a frontispiece portrait and 1 map, tables, contemporary half-calf with marbled boards, title gilt on raised spine, original wrappers preserved, marbled endpapers, biblio, index, lower spine lightly rubbed, otherwise copy in mint condition, translated by Fr. T. Bellorini & Fr. E. Hoade. Niccolò da Poggibonsi was a Franciscan monk, who made a famous pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1345–50, which he described in Italian in his Libro d'oltramare. Niccolò, departed for Venice, from where he embarked on a sea voyage to Cyprus. He sojourned for some months on the island in the service of King Hugh IV. He then left for Jaffa, and from there visited the shrines in Jerusalem (where he served for four months in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre) and the myriad holy sites of Palestine. He went as far as Damascus intending to visit "Babylonia" and "Chaldaea" (probably Baghdad), which he never did. He left by ship from Beirut and stopped in Egypt, where he visited Alexandria, "Babylonia" (probably Fustat, Old Cairo), New Cairo, and the places in Sinai mentioned in the Old Testament. There he also visited the ancient Monastery of Saint Catherine. He continued north to Gaza and there turned back towards the Nile delta, where he took a ship from Damietta to Cyprus. In Cyprus he boarded a ship for Italy. The ship followed an adventurous course, taking him by the Anatolian coast of Ottoman Empire, to call in the port of Tripoli, and near Porec on the Adriatic, where he was captured by brigands but managed to escape. He arrived safe in Venice late in 1349 and went to Ferrara, where he was detained until the spring of 1350, when he finally, after five years of wandering, returned to Poggibonsi. The Libro d'oltramare was translated into German around 1467 by Gabriel Muffel of Nuremberg, who was probably working out of Passau. An illuminated manuscript (Egerton 1900) of the German translation from 1467, purports to be a description of Muffel's visit to the Holy Land in 1465. The earliest manuscripts of Niccolò's Libro are unillustrated, but the Egerton 1900 has 147 miniatures. Size: 4to. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrierter Film-Kurier [WNK]. 456 Originalhefte von 1945-1956.

      Wien, Illustrierter Film-Kurier / Metropolverlag, 1945-1956. Gr.-8°. Mit zahlreichen s/w Szenebildern. Je 4-8 S. Vorhanden sind folgende Nummern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 47, 48, 50, 52, 53, 55, 56, 57, 58, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68 (\"Eine Frau, die nicht vergißt\"), 68 (\"Goldrausch\"), 70, 73, 75, 85, 86, 88, 93, 94, 96, 99, 100, 101, 102, 106, 107, 194, 208, 209, 215, 223, 226, 231, 249, 296, 325, 325, 329, 331, 340, 341, 343, 345, 345, 350, 356, 380, 381, 393, 395, 395, 408, 433, 435, 435, 442, 448, 457, 468, 474, 488, 494, 496, 500, 501, 516, 519, 521, 522, 523, 525, 531, 533, 539, 549, 558, 559, 560, 561, 578, 582, 583, 584, 587, 619, 624, 632, 663, 700, 704, 708, 727, 729, 779, 793, 794, 797, 807, 812, 845, 847, 848, 858, 864, 865, 870, 873, 878, 880, 881, 882, 895, 897, 898, 905, 911, 912, 913, 916, 919, 920, 925, 931, 952, 961, 964, 1015, 1019, 1020, 1028, 1046, 1050, 1051, 1065, 1078, 1079, 1081, 1102, 1111, 1123, 1144, 1148, 1168, 1181, 1183, 1190, 1191, 1235, 1241, 1281, 1288, 1308, 1318, 1325, 1327, 1329, 1340, 1341, 1343, 1350, 1356, 1362, 1363, 1364, 1371, 1372, 1378, 1379, 1384, 1385, 1394, 1395, 1408, 1411, 1417, 1419, 1421, 1429, 1441, 1444, 1451, 1452, 1457, 1458, 1465, 1471, 1473, 1481, 1491, 1494, 1499, 1507, 1508, 1511, 1515, 1522, 1524, 1525, 1536, 1549, 1567, 1580, 1591, 1594, 1596, 1606, 1607, 1608, 1618, 1620, 1623, 1625, 1636, 1640, 1642, 1644, 1651, 1658, 1663, 1665, 1666, 1668, 1679, 1694, 1696, 1697, 1699, 1711, 1712, 1714, 1719, 1726, 1727, 1728, 1728, 1730, 1735, 1736, 1742, 1743, 1753, 1759, 1766, 1775, 1777, 1778, 1785, 1787, 1793, 1797, 1802, 1803, 1809, 1811, 1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1835, 1845, 1846, 1857, 1859, 1860, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1871, 1876, 1878, 1879, 1883, 1884, 1886, 1887, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1899, 1902, 1903, 1907, 1914, 1917, 1920, 1927, 1929, 1932, 1936, 1949, 1957, 1961, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1989, 1995, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2023, 2038, 2041, 2047, 2050, 2054, 2057, 2074, 2076, 2077, 2078, 2081, 2082, 2087, 2092, 2114, 2122, 2135, 2140, 2146, 2151, 2154, 2166, 2187, 2190, 2193, 2197, 2217, 2219, 2226, 2229, 2231, 2232, 2244, 2245, 2247, 2255, 2257, 2267, 2275, 2276, 2293, 2295, 2303, 2321, 2322, 2323, 2328, 2329, 2333, 2334, 2336, 2339, 2345, 2349, 2352, 2363, 2365, 2372, 2386, 2392, 2394, 2401, 2412, 2415, 2417, 2422, 2423, 2424, 2432, 2435, 2438, 2439, 2442, 2450, 2453, 2465, 2466, 2472, 2474, 2481, 2482, 2518, 2520, 2526, 2527, 2530, 2534, 2535, 2543, 2548, 2552, 2553, 2560, 2563, 2573, 2593, 2603, 2605, 2609, 2615, 2620, 2621, 2622, 2628, 2635, 2641, 2642. - Diese neue Fassung des Wiener Illustrierten-Filmkuriers, der bereits von 1929 bis 1938 einmal erschienen war, erschien in insgesamt 2.653 Heften. 1956 fusionierte das Blatt mit \"Das Programm von Heute\" zur Reihe \"Neues Filmprogramm\". Neben Szenebildern finden sich in jedem Heft eine Inhaltsangabe sowie Angaben zum Stab und zum Verleih. Sowohl deutschsprachige als auch amerikanische und andere ausländische Filme finden sich unter den Heften, darunter \"Die linke Hand Gottes\", \"Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse\", \"Don Camillo und Peppone\", \"G`schichten aus dem Wienerwald\", \"Im Schatten des Zweifels\", \"Bis 5 nach 12\", \"Denn sie wissen nicht was sie tun\" etc. Prominente Namen wie Humphrey Bogart, Fritz Lang, Ingrid Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Heinz Rühmann, Marika Rökk, James Dean etc. finden sich darunter. - Beiliegend: Zwei Quart-Sonderhefte \"Aus österreichischen Filmproduktionen\" des Illustrierten Film-Kuriers. Hefte teils berieben und randbestoßen, vereinzelt randrissig oder knickspurig. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Filmgeschichte, Filmprogramm, Filmprogrammheft, Filmprogramme, Filmkurier, Filmprogrammhefte, Film, Österreich

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        New map of Shanghai

      Shanghai : The East Asia Geographical Institute, 1945. First edition. Map printed in colour, 490 x 700, folded and pasted into lettered cloth case, with inset maps of Central District, Western District Extension, Shanghai Central of Municipal District and Native City. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        The Big Sea: An Autobiography

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. WARMLY AND LAVISHLY INSCRIBED BY LANGSTON HUGHES on the front free endpaper. A crisp, well-preserved copy to boot of the 1945 3rd printing. Clean and VG+ in a bright, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket with very light chipping along the top-edge of the front panel and light rubbing to the back panel. Octavo, 335 pgs. Text printed on yellow paper, in compliance with wartime restrictions. Signed by Author.

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        Sparkling Cyanide.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Four collections of illustrated satirical anti-Nazi epigrams published during the last months of the German occupation of Czechoslovakia: 1. Herrenvolk. 11 epigram pana Jaroslava o teutonských spasitelích sveta [10 epigrams about the Teutonic saviors of the world]. 2. Herrenvolk. 26 epigramu o teutonských spasitelích sveta [26 epigrams about the Teutonic saviors of the world. Written 1939-1945]. 3. Epigramatikuv ?ivotní román [The epigrammarian's life story]. 4. Klání a porubání, nevázané my?lenky a ?e?i vázané [Battle and butchery, unconnected ideas and connected speeches]. Further included is a Christmas greeting card, with a drawing by Fr. Bidlo, published in December 1944

      Václav Vavra; F. R. ?dárský, Czechoslovakia (Jaromer) 1945 - Various sizes, from 15 × 20 to 14.5 × 11.2 cm). Original embossed or printed card and paper wrappers; one title rebound preserving original wrapper and flaps; 12 leaves of full-page color plates with text to versos; 35, [4]; [35]; and 48, [3] pp. respectively. Two titles (3 and 4) signed and inscribed by the author. Four curious and scarce volumes of satirical anti-German epigrams, one of them with striking full-page color caricatures, others illustrated by the well-known caricaturist Franti?ek Bidlo (1895-1945). All books were ostensibly written during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia and published right after the end of World War II ("in the beginning of the demise of the German master race," according to the colophon). Nos. 3 and 4 even claim to have been published -- obviously at great personal risk to anyone involved -- in late 1944 and in January of 1945, in "The Reich", and one bears an inscription dated July 8, 1944. The epigrams, in turns witty, silly, or plain graphomanic, are often puns on Nazi slogans; a few are partly or completely in German, e.g.: "Kennst Du das Land, wo Neid und Dummheit blüht? / Du kennst es nicht? - Es heisst Sudetengebiet." After annexing the Sudeten region in 1938, Hitler proceeded to invade the Czechoslovak Republic in 1939, establishing the Protectorate that fell only with Germany's capitulation after the war. According to KVK and OCLC, 1. is held by Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Hoover and Yale, 2. only by Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, and 3. and 4. can be found at the Czech National Library and Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        ARCHIE #14 1945-MLJ-GOOD GIRL ART-SPICY-BETTY-VERONICA-FASHIONS-GAGS-FN+

      Archie 1945 - -Spicy Good Girl Art, fashions , gags -Betty and Veronica -Gorgeous copy, small piece off bottom spine. Nice pages, complete, no restoration. Condition: FN+

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        Le tableau, suivi d'autres contes. Avec des illustrations gravées à l'eau-forte [attribuées à Jean Traynier].

      [s.l.], Aux dépens d'un amateur, 1945. - Grand in-12 oblong en ff. sous couverture rempliée, chemise et étui d'édition, 70 pp.-[1]f., 16 illustrations à l'eau-forte, tirées in texte et mise en couleurs. Tirage à 160 exemplaires seulement, celui-ci un des 70 numérotés sur grand vélin, enrichi d'une suite en bistre des gravures et d'une suite de la décomposition des couleurs. Interprétation très libre de 4 des célèbres contes de La Fontaine : Le tableau, Le cuvier, Le diable en enfer, Comment l'esprit vient aux filles. On attribue parfois les illustrations à André Collot. Bel exemplaire, rare dans ce tirage.

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        Warsaw Accuses

      Library of the Polish Embassy, New York 1945 - Oblong Octavo. Unpaginated, 14pp text, 28pp. photographs. Original photo-illustrated tan wraps with black lettering on cover. Documentation of one, if not the worst case of destruction of a major European city during World War II. Illustrated with haunting b/w photographs of the destruction in the city of Warsaw, in many cases juxtaposed with photographs after the completed rebuilding process. The text is a detailed account of the three phases of the destruction of the Polish capitol: 1. The destruction during the siege of Warsaw by the Germans in September 1939, 2. during the time of the German occupation and 3. during the Warsaw Insurrection in August and September 1944. The booklet was designed by the Polish artist Teresa Zarnowerowna who was honored with a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Lodz in 2014. Zarnowerowna was one of the editors of the Polish constructivist avant-garde magazine BLOK from 1924-1926. Wrappers and interior with very light age toning. Wraps lightly rubbed. Wraps and interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        The Royal Family in Wartime

      Odhams Press, London 1945 - SIGNED BINDING. BOUND BY ZAEHNSDORF LONDON ENGLAND. FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO. The Coat Of Arms of the Royal Family embossed in gilt on the front cover. Embossed gilt ruled lines with royal emblems at each corner of both covers.The spine has five raised bands each bordered in gilt.Book title and decorative designs embossed in gilt. Top edge of the pages are also in gilt. The inside edges of both covers have elaborately decorated gilt turn ins bordered by double ruled lines also in gilt. The paste downs and free end papers are beautifully marbled on a high quality paper. There are numerous full page black and white illustrations.This special deluxe binding was issued in limited quantities and were given to VIPS. Size: 7.0" x 10.25" Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Supplement One: The American Language

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1945 - First edition. Fine in modestly age-toned, near fine dustwrapper with a short tear at one fold. Nicely Inscribed by the author to an important literary editor: "My venerable colleague Bernard Smith to recall our joint sweatings for art and truth. H.L. Mencken. Aug. 20, 1945." Smith was editor-in-chief at Knopf where he was known for editing B. Traven, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Langston Hughes, and many others. In 1947 he migrated to Hollywood where he was involved in the production of such films as *How the West Was Won*, *Elmer Gantry*, and* Cheyenne Autumn*. Smith shared a sometimes contentious relationship with the sharp-tongued Mencken, who once called Smith "a Jew, and moreover, a jackass." A significant association. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Correspondence archive: 13 letters or postcards signed by various Belgian and French personages, all to Lucien Henault or his wife.

      Ixelles/Brussels, Rennes and other places, 1910-1945. - Ca. 20 pp., 8vo and 4to. Lucien Henault was the author of "Le parti ouvrier et l'anarchie" (Liège, Thone, 1901; Fauvel-Rouif 73); he also founded the journal "L'Ecole affranchie". - Includes: 2 ALS by Joseph Wauters 1875-1929) on headed paper of "L'Echo du peuple" (Brussels, 10 May 1910 and 13 March [?] 1914); ALS by Berthe Dethier on headed paper of "La Jeune Wallonie" (Brussels, 24. Dec. 1912, with envelope); ALS and APcS by Paul Reclus, son of the anarchist Élie Reclus (Brussels, 9. Dec. 1913 and 26 Jan. 1914); autogr. lettercard signed by his wife (Brussels, 26. March 1914); ALS by Paul Spaak (1871-1936) (Brussels, 16 Dec. 1913, with envelope); APcS by Paul Gille (Heysi-sur-Mer, 7 March 1914); APcS the poet Valère Gille (1867-1950), his brother (Jette, 21 July 1916); ALS by the feminist and communist Louise Bodin (1877-1929) on headed paper of "La Voix des Femmes" (Rennes, 29. Sept. 1920); ALS by the writer Georges Marlow (1872-1947) (Brussels, 19 Oct. 1926); ALS by the Marxist writer Charles Plisnier (1896-1952) (Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 30 June 1937); TLS by the Walloon politician Louis Piérard (1886-1951) (Brussels, 25 Nov 1945, with a few addenda). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Ioulianos (Julian the Apostate).

      Pinguinos,, Athens: 1945 - Text is in Greek. A play. First edition (paperback). Unopened pages. SIGNED by Nikos Kazantzakis on the colophon page. Moderate shelf wear and aging, else very good in printed wraps. ; 109 pages; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Revue Verve Vol IV no 13 Matisse "de la Couleur " Incomplete

      Paris: Editions de la Revue Verve, 1945. Folio with wrappers over board in very good condition. Includes the pochoir title page and one of the lithograph portraits of Angèle Lamotte on Marais. Green cover of dancing figure is paper cut-out designed by Matisse and is in fabulous condition compared to the usual. There is only a loss on the lower spine. Duthuit, Catalogue raisonné des ouvrages illustrés, nos. 74 & 104.

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        A General Account of the Development of Methods of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes under the Auspices of the United States Government 1940-1945.

      

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        Cannery Row

      Viking Press, New York 1945 - A novel set amidst the sardine fisheries of Monterey, CA, revolving around the lives of those who lived there during the Depression. Basis for the 1982 David Ward film starring Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, and Audra Lindley. GOLDSTONE & PAYNE A22.b, HANNA 3340. Second Issue. Octavo (19cm); yellow cloth, with titling and rule stamped in blue on spine and front panel; blue topstain; dustjacket; 208pp. Hint of darkening to spine, with faint staining along joints and fading to topstain; Near Fine. In later dustjacket, advertising war bonds on rear panel; both corners clipped, spine gently sunned, with light wear, short tears, and small stains to spine on verso; Very Good+. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Sparkling Cyanide

      Collins, 1945. Hardcover. Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Collins in 1945. A fine book without inscriptions in a near fine unclipped wrapper which has one small closed tear to the foot of the front panel and a thin crease therein. A little wear to the spine tips. In nice condition.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Freud

      first edition of the French translation, one of the 295 numbered copies on Alfa paper, ours one of the 20 hors commerce, only large papers after 65 Marais.Iconography in-fine.Pleasant copy. Grasset Paris 1945 13x21cm broché

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        Zoologischer Garten Dresden, um 1910. Privates Album mit 76 montierten und tls. beschrifteten Original-Fotografien (Tieraufnahmen).

      12 Bl. OKart. mit Kordelbindung (Rücken tls. beschädigt)., unbekannter Einband Seltene Bilddokumentation zahlreicher Tiere wie auch der Tierhäuser im Dresdner Zoo vor der Zerstörung 1945. Gewährt vielfältige Einblicke in die Gestaltung der Anlage unter Zoodirektor Gustav Brandes (1910-1934), der die Grundlage für einen modernen Tierpark legte, indem er die bis dahin übliche Tierschau in eine artgerechte Tierhaltung mit naturnaher Umgebung verwandelte. - Abgebildet sind u.a. Giraffen vor dem Giraffenhaus, Flamingos auf der Stelzvogelwiese, der Seelöwen-Felsen mit Seelöwe bzw. Eisbildung, die Reihervoliere von der Brücke aus, Gehege mit Ziegen, Schafen, Antilopen, Büffel, weißem Dammhirsch, Zebra und Kamelen sowie diverse Nahaufnahmen von Tierpflegern, u.a. mit Raubkatzen und Kleinkind. - Beiliegen eine große Original-Fotografie von zwei Giraffen vor dem Giraffenhaus (Vergrößerung eines im Album mont. Motivs, ca. 30 x 22 cm, obere Ecken mit Läsuren) sowie 4 Postkarten "Gruß aus dem Dresdner Zoo" (um 1942, gelaufen, ohne Marken).

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        Album général des fabrications

      Paris, [circa 1945], in-8, de XXIV et 584 pages, cartonnage de l'éditeur, Catalogue général de tous les instruments et fournitures de science et de dessin vendu au milieu du XXe siècle par les Etablissements Morin. Exemplaire personnel de Georges Boyelle-Morin, le gendre et successeur d'Henri Morin, avec quelques notes manuscrites et corrections autographes.

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        Trajes Regionales Mexicanos [SIGNED]

      Mexico City: Editorial Atlante, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. g to vg-. 1/1000. Elephant Folio. 18 x 13". 16pp. + 21 plates of serigraphs. Beige cloth portfolio, with blue and black illustrations and lettering on the front cover. This is #548 of a limited edition of 1000, hand numbered and signed by Carlos Merida. The publication is a series of 25 loose multi-color serigraph plates depicting various types of traditional and indigenous clothing styles from around Mexico. The illustrations depict the cultures of many different states in Mexico, including Oaxaca, Chiapas, Jalisco and Veracruz. The plates are acompanied by a text giving introduction to the collection, index of the plates, and a section describing and giving context. Each plate is numbered and titled underneath, includes a stamp with the artist's name at the bottom right corner, and measures approximatley 17.5 x13". Plates #1, 2, 14 and 19 are missing. Text in Spanish. Porfolio with some sunning and light staining to the front cover, with some rubbing and bumping to extremities and along the hinges of the flaps. Original string ties worn and torn, but present. Interior with some light wear and sunning inside the covers and to the flaps. Text insert with light sunning and some smudges. Creasing to the bottom right corner of the first few pages. Light age toning along the edges of the plates. Images unaffected. Portfolio in good, inteior in very good- condition overall. Carlos Mérida (December 2, 1891 - December 21, 1985) was a Guatemalan artist who was one of the first to fuse European modern painting to Latin American themes, especially those related to Guatemala and Mexico. He was part of the Mexican muralism movement in subject matter but less so in style, favoring a non-figurative and later geometric style rather than a figurative, narrative style.

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        Le Jaloux Estrémadurien des nouvelles exemplaires.

      1945 - Édition illustrée d'eaux-fortes et d'ornements typographiques par André Lambert. Préface de Paul Guinard. Présentation des éditions espagnole et Anglaise par A.R. Moñino et Walter Starkie. Editorial Castalia, Valencia del Cid. 1945. Folio, 2 vols. hol., moderna, con papeles de Velez Celemín, en estuche. Bella edición ilustrada con aguafuertes y bellos ornamentos. Tirada limitada a 150 ejrs. Ejr. 33 con el primer estado de uno de los aguafuertes firmado a lápiz por Lambart, un estado de las pruebas definitivas en suite de los aguafuertes, suite de las viñetas y un dibujo original de Lambart. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cannery Row

      New York: Viking Press, 1945. First Edition. A novel set amidst the sardine fisheries of Monterey, CA, revolving around the lives of those who lived there during the Depression. Basis for the 1982 David Ward film starring Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, and Audra Lindley. GOLDSTONE & PAYNE A22.b, HANNA 3340. Second Issue. Octavo (19cm); yellow cloth, with titling and rule stamped in blue on spine and front panel; blue topstain; dustjacket; 208pp. Hint of darkening to spine, with faint staining along joints and fading to topstain; Near Fine. In later dustjacket, advertising war bonds on rear panel; both corners clipped, spine gently sunned, with light wear, short tears, and small stains to spine on verso; Very Good+.

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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. 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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        Ross Poldark

      The First UK printing published by Ward Lock and Co. in 1945. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Light pushing at the spine ends with minor bumping at the corners. The covers remain clean. Some light fading / ghosting to the spine ends and cover edges. Mild toning to the text block but the pages remain clean. Light offsetting to the end papers. A contemporary previous owner's Christmas inscription to the front end paper. An exceptionally sharp copy despite being produced to war economy standards. The fragile paper WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. Some edge wear, creasing and rubbing in places. Some closed tears in places. Mild chipping to the spine ends and corners with an area of loss to the lower front spine area involving a closed tear. Two small areas of tape reinforcement to the lower edge on the verso. The colouring of the wrapper to the spine has only slightly faded and is lightly toned. Correctly priced at 8/6 net. Slight linear scuff to the central spine area. The period wrapper artwork remains very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. The first title in the successful 'Poldark' series which has been adapted twice with acclaim for TV. Scarce to find in such exceptional condition having been produced cheaply to war economy standards. The nicest copy we have handled. Collectible.

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        Les Maudru

      First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on pur fil, tirage de tête.A very good copy. Julliard Paris 1945 12,5x16,5cm broché

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        India.

      Bombay: Thacker & Co. Ltd, 1945 - Quarto. Original brown cloth, title to front cover gilt. With the dust jacket. Back board a little bowed, some rubbing and minor wear to extremities, one corner a little bumped, spine gently rolled. A very good copy in the browned, rubbed and stained jacket, with loss at corners and head of spine, paper and tape repair to verso, small wormhole to front panel and a water stain to spine and front panel. Black and white illustrations by Cecil Beaton throughout. First edition, first printing, scarce in near complete jacket. The book features Beaton's photographic record of daily life in India following his first visit the preceding year; he writes in the preface of his hope to convey "a little of the beauty and strength of India". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        464th BOMBARDMENT GROUP SOLDIER'S UNIFORM And ARCHIVE. 1943 - 1945

      1945 - 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. 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 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 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Letter from Brin Irene to Countess Pecci Blunt

      1945 - "L. T. S. addressed to Contessa A. L. Pecci-Blunt. Rome, April 7, 1945. 2 pp. Front and back, with free-handwritten corrections, some red-typed words and blue ink "Sender" stamp. Perfect condition. Maria Vittoria Rossi, the Great Lady of the Twentieth Century, became famous under the pseudonym attributed by Leo Longanesi of Iren Brin, but not only. Idro Montanelli, his friend, wrote that she had a "chameleonism that seems to be borderless." She was a prolific writer, "Harper's Bazaar" correspondent to Italy, author of the famous correspondence book in "Settimana Incom (Incom Week)" with the pseudonym "Contessa Clara", a gallerist among the most important of the twentieth century in Rome, founder of "La Margherita" and then of the famous "L’obelisco" on the Sistina road, 146. As the Countess Pecci Blunt, she was a patron. She was an icon of style and elegance, queen of what then would had been called "café-society", halfway between culture and worldliness. And she was also the wife-friendship of Gaspero Del Corso, with whom she had an indissoluble relationship. Since just over a year, Rome had been proclaimed "open city", "Savinio had stopped bringing Basque ( ), Cecchi had illustrated Wild and portrayed many Americans (.), Tamburi had just returned from Capri where he was a guest of Malaparte, and De Chirico lived in Via Gregoriana and grew his mustache, Mafai had a major role in the Communist faction and Capogrossi had made a series of "Women". In this changing mood, among the exciting misadventure of the Brin-Corso's spouses (reduced to the penniless and he declared deserter), became evident the idea of gathering all those "deviant" artists and somehow continuing what Pecci Blunt had begun with La Cometa. It was a great success. Thus, was born the Obelisk gallery in 1946 with the first exhibition on Morandi and the last in 1978 with Tina Modotti. Among the hundreds of proposals, often there were some worldly and commercial proposals, but also some that became historical. All the avant-garde of the fifties and sixties would be walking by hence, as well as all the classics of the post-war era: Afro, Capogrossi, Fountain, Burri, Pomodoro next to Sironi, Morandi, De Chirico, Balla, Campigli. And for the first time in Italy the great foreigners: Matta, Magritte, Kandinsky, Moore, Calder, Dalí, Bacon, Rauschenberg. The object may be located and shipped from Italy, France or UK. L. T. S. indirizzata alla Contessa A. L. Pecci-Blunt. Roma, 7 aprile 1945. 2 pp. fronte e retro, con correzioni aggiunte a mano libera, alcune parole dattiloscritte in rosso e timbro "Al mittente" inchiostro blu. Perfetto stato. Maria Vittoria Rossi, la Gran Signora del Novecento, divenne famosa sotto lo pseudonimo attribuitogli da Leo Longanesi di Iren Brin. Ma fu tante altre persone. Idro Montanelli, suo amico, scrisse che aveva un "camaleontismo che sembra non trovar confini". Fu scrittrice prolifica, corrispondente per l’Italia di «Harper’s Bazaar», autrice della celebre rubrica di corrispondenza nella «Settimana Incom» con lo pseudonimo «la Contessa Clara», gallerista a Roma tra le più importanti del Novecento fondando «La Margherita» e poi la celeberrima «L’Obelisco», in via Sistina 146. Fu, come la Pecci Blunt, una mecenate. Fu icona di stile ed eleganza, regina incontrastata di quella che allora si chiamava «café-society», regno a metà tra cultura e mondanità. E fu, non da ultimo, moglie-amica-sodale di Gaspero Del Corso, un rapporto indissolubile. Da poco più di un anno, Roma era stata proclamata "città aperta", "Savinio aveva smesso di portare il basco ( ), Cecchi aveva illustrato Wild e ritratto molti americani ( ), Tamburi era appena ritornato da Capri, dove era ospite di Malaparte, e De Chirico abitava in Via Gregoriana e si faceva crescere i baffi, Mafai aveva una notevole importanza nel partito comunista e Capogrossi aveva fatto una serie di "Donne". In questo clima instabile, tra le rocambolesche disavventure dei coniugi Brin-Corso, (ridotti

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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)

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        THE FRIENDLY PERSUASION

      Harcourt, Brace & Co, New York 1945 - 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. A near fine copy in what would be a bright near fine dust jacket, but has a few small chips around the spine crown [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [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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        BATMAN #28 1945-JOKER STORY-ROBIN-GOLDEN AGE DC-ALFRED FN

      DC 1945 - Classic Golden Age DC comic. Joker story. Alfred solo story. Store stamp on cover. Light wear to spine. Nice flat copy. Condition: FN

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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) .

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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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