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        Holy Disorders

      Victor Gollancz, Limited, London, 1945 First edition, first impression.Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket.Spine lettering a touch dullest usual, but an excellent copy in the slightly nicked and tanned dust jacket. A really nice copy on the author's second book. Not so common in this condition.[106]

      [Bookseller: Blakeney Griffin Booksellers Ltd]
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        Warsaw Accuses

      New York: Library of the Polish Embassy, 1945. First edition. Softcover. Very good. 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.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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      Victor Gollancz Ltd, London 1945 - Fantasy; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 175 pages; First edition, First impression, author’s second novel. Blue cloth, narrow fade streak to top of front cover and to foot of spine, very good. DJ soiled, variously worn/frayed, small chips to folds. Crime fiction and fantasy. Author of Case of The Gilded Fly. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: poor man's books (mrbooks)]
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        Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect mit Hilla Rebay und Solomon R. Guggenheim. Original Fotografie, Silbergelatine-Abzug (1945 Abzug von 1994). Bildformat: 17,3 x 23,7 cm. Rückseitig montiertes Schild mit den Daten zur Fotografie. - Exzellente Erhaltung. - Der Abzug wurde im Zusammenhang mit der Ausstellung "A Temple of Spirit" im Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1994 erstellt. - Siehe die ABBILDUNG.

      ***** Anonymous: Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect, Hilla Rebay and Solomon R. Guggenheim, during unveiling of the model for the Museum of Non-Objective Art. Original photography silver gelatin print (August 1945 print 1994). Size: 17,3 x 23,7 cm. On verso mounted label with image description. - Minor using, else excellent. - Printed in the context of exhibition "A Temple of Spirit" by the Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1994. - Please note IMAGE. 7

      [Bookseller: FOTOKUNST-Antiquariat Fahl Inhaber: Joac]
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        Document Signed, 2 pp on one folio sheet titled, "Assignment of Life Insurance Policy as Collateral," Hollywood, January 29, 1945

      - Using his birth name, William Henry Pratt, Karloff assigns his life insurance policy as collateral. "For Value Received the undersigned hereby assign, transfer and set over to Citizens National Trust & Savings in Hollywood, 2g California." "William Henry Pratt (known as Boris Karloff) of Beverly Hills, California.agrees to the conditions and revisions herein set forth." On the lower portion of the page after all terms are articulated, Karloff signs, "William Henry Pratt. Known as Boris Karloff," above the words identifying "Insured or Owner." Karloff emigrated to Canada in the early 1910's and began an acting career. It is at this time that Pratt became Boris Karloff though he never legally changed his name typically using the his stage and birth names in the manner found in or document. He was also a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild.

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs, Ltd.]
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        The Vampire's Ghost. (Screenplay)

      1945. Mimeographed, brad-fastened . Cover-title, 71 pages, on greenish paper, dated 9/9/44. The first script written by Leigh Brackett, although she had been publishing science-fiction stories for several years, and collaborated with William Faulkner on The Big Sleep (released in 1946), for Howard Hawks, which she begun on Aug. 28, 1944. Collaborating with veteran John K. Butler she adapted her own original story for this Republic Studios production, released in May 1945.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Le Vampire passif

      Les Editions de l'Oubli, Paris 1945 - EDITION ORIGINALE imprimée à Bucarest, mais publiée en français. En hors-texte 18 photographies de Théodore Brauner, frère du peintre. L'une de ces illustrations est reprise en couverture. Tirage à 500 exemplaires. Un des 315 numérotés sur offset. >>>Très bel état. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        Un Mangeur D'Opium: Extrait des Paradis Artificiels

      Paris: La Mandragore, 1945. Paperback. Very good. #123 of 170cc. 127pp. Loose signatures contained in publisher's illustrated wraps with an onionskin jacket. jacket has a three inch wide spot of loss at the spine and rear panel, else, overall very good. Lacking the box

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        Brideshead Revisited,  The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder, 

      Chapman & Hall, London 1945 - A very good condition copy of this first edition of the classic novel Brideshead Revisited. Original red/pink cloth boards with a darkened spine. Bright gilt lettering on the spine. Light bumping of the corners. A few faint marks on the covers. The contents conform to the economy standards of the war. The pages are clean and the bindings are very good. 8vo 304 printed pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rare And Antique Books PBFA]
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        Sparkling Cyanide.

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins,, 1945. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine in black. Spine gently rolled and faded, short closed tears to joints at head of spine, consequent fraying, light soiling to boards, a very good copy. First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to Sir Leonard Woolley on the front free endpaper, "Len, from, Agatha, December 1945". Sir Leonard and his wife Katharine were good friends of Christie and her second husband, the archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan. Mallowan's archaeological career began as an assistant to Woolley at the excavations at Ur in southern Iraq, and through this friendship and tutelage Christie met Woolley's wife Katharine, on whom the character of Louise Leidner in Murder in Mesopotamia is purportedly based. Published in the US in the same year under the title Remembered Death.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Envelope from Hannes Bok, Signed with TWO PAGE Letter and Drawings

      New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: No Publisher, 1945, ( 1st Edition ), 1945. -----------handwritten letter plus envelope, a two page letter which is completely hand written by Bok, includes a drawing of a cat, a number one, three faces, and Bok's signature mouse, talks about his POWERS lithographs and the pre-publication vs post publication costs, as well asks about getting a cast of the letter recipients face for use in BOK's Fox Woman pictures, other bits and bobs of Bokian news, signed Hannes with his small mouse remarque next to his signature, the envelope is addressed in Bok's hand (to a well known at that time bookseller) and has his return address in the upper left corner, return address is signed Bok, there is a tear through the return address but it is still legible, postal date stamp of 1945, , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good (see description). Illus. by No Cover Art or Design.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup ]
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        A Map of Interesting Cape Cod.

      1945. Two color (blue and white) pictorial map poster (lithograph), 21 1/2 x 32 1/4 inches on sheet 22 1/2 x 33 inches. Near mint condition. A scarce and lovely poster of Cape Cod, depicting a map of the island with a scroll cartouche at left and decorative border of island activities. Main roads and towns are marked on the map. Marked at lower left "Copyright 1945, Mary E. Murray Newtonville, Mass."

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        The Happy Rock: A Book About Henry Miller

      Bern Porter / The Packard Press, Berkeley, California 1945 - First edition. Corners a little worn, else a near fine copy lacking the dustwrapper. An unnumbered copy. Signed by Henry Miller. Although not specified as such, from the library of the author's friend of many years, celebrity-astrologer Sydney Omarr. Omarr was the "astrologer to the stars" and published a daily horoscope that appeared in more than 200 newspapers. His books of horoscopes sold over 50 million copies. Omarr wrote a book on Miller, *Henry Miller: His World of Urania*, and Miller wrote the introduction to *Sydney Omarr's Astrological Guide to 1973* and the liner notes to the record album *Presenting Sydney Omarr*. Provenance available upon request. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Un Mangeur D'Opium: Extrait des Paradis Artificiels

      Paris: La Mandragore, 1945. Paperback. #123 of 170cc. 127pp. Loose signatures contained in publisher's illustrated wraps with an onionskin jacket. jacket has a three inch wide spot of loss at the spine and rear panel, else, overall very good. Lacking the box. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory, ABAA]
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      Praha (Prague). 1945. Paperback. Original paper wrappers with colorful illustrated dust jacket, 8vo, 83 pages, plus 12 plates of facsimiles and photos of survivors taken by Burger just after liberation, (including one photo of former Sonderkommandos) . Original 1945 edition Adolf BurgerÂ’s memoirs about his journeys through the Nazi concentration camps and his work in the counterfeiting workshop in Oranienburg, narrated by Sylva and Oskar Krejci. His memoirs are the basis for the film, “The Counterfieters, ” which won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. “Adolf BurgerÂ…took up a job in a printing house in Bratislava in 1938Â…he became one of those who received government-sponsored waivers from deportations as someone with skills indispensable for the country's economy. At the request of resistance members, Burger began to print false baptismal certificates for Jews scheduled for deportation, which stated that they had been Roman Catholic from birth, or baptized so before World War II. Slovaks with such documents were not deported. Burger's activity was discovered. He was Â… deported to the Auschwitz concentration campÂ…After eighteen months at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Burger's training came through for him once more. He was selected for Operation Bernhard, transferred to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in April 1944, and eventually to the Ebensee site of the Mauthausen camp network where he was liberated by the US Army on 6 May 1945 (Wikipedia, 2016) . The covers use a montage design of US currency, British documents, and BurgerÂ’s concentration camp insignia. SUBJECT(S) : WWII, Resistance, Concentration Camps. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Some tears to jacket at folds, Minimal stains and slight toning. Very good condition. Dramatic and attractive. (HOLO2-134-63A) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        The Horn Papers: Early Westward Movement on the Monongahela and Upper Ohio 1765-1795

      Wayneburg, Penna.:: Published for a Committee of the Greene County Historical Society,, 1945.. First edition.. Cloth a bit bumped and dulled and a trifle soiled; insect or rodent damage along the gutters of the final six map, damaging the map titles but not affecting the images; a good, sound set of a sturdy book intended for library use.. 3 vols, two in octavo and one in folio, original black buckram, gilt lettering, 884 pages + atlas volume of 81 maps. Folding map tipped to the rear paste-down of vol. 1, folding map included in the rear pocket of vol. 3, frontis in each octavo volume, numerous illus. and facsimiles. 12-page subscription prospectus laid in In 1932, one W. F. Horn of Topeka, Kansas, wrote to a newspaper in Washington, Penna., to say "I have in my possession several pages of interesting historical notes relating to the early history of what is now Washington County, Pa." And from this otherwise unassuming beginning came a seemingly endless supply of remarkable 18th century diaries, manuscript material and artifacts that shed new light on the early settlement of southwestern Pennsylvania and western Virginia. Horn became something of a celebrity in his ancestral homeland of southwest Pennsylvania, giving tours of since-vanished historical sites in Washington and neighboring Greene counties, providing material that gave new insights into previously puzzling events, and appearing at well-received talks throughout the region. Local historians--who had no reason to doubt the authenticity of Horn's material--decided that if a book could be hewn from the rough diamond of this mass of material (much of which Horn said came from fair copies he made in 1891 of a collection of papers that had come down through his family) these papers would become a crown jewel of regional Americana. Alas, however, for the good faith of the Committee of the Greene County Historical Society: upon publication of the Horn Papers professional historians noted inconsistencies, anachronisms and occasions where the accounts seemed too good to be true. Julius P. Boyd of Princeton was the most distinguished voice to level the charge that a large portion of the papers, "including diaries, maps, court records, memorandums, and even lead plates and hieroglyphs, are sheer fabrication." Other historians remained convinced of the papers' authenticity and a committee of historians was convened to investigate; it was Arthur Middleton and Douglass Adair who in 1947 published "The Mystery of the Horn Papers" in the William and Mary Quarterly (October, 1947 and later collected as "The Case of the Men Who Weren't There" in The Historian as Detective, 1968) which established definitively (and in part with novel forensic techniques) that the papers and artifacts were forgeries, and--though the Middleton and Adair are careful not to say so directly--that W. F. Horn was almost certainly their author and fabricator. "The fantastic counterfeiter, whoever he was, and whatever his genuine abilities as a student of regional history were, is henceforth disqualified among scholars. . . . Beyond a doubt, also, the impressive first and second volumes of The Horn Papers which, by reason of this investigation, now seem worthless to their purchasers will in time become collectors' items in the field of literary curiosities" (Middleton and Adair). To add to this welter of confusion, it appears that the Atlas volume reproduces a few genuine early maps of value to the scholar and remains a useful compilation. Extensive notes in ink in the rear endpapers (and the final page of text in vol. 1) of the first two volumes; the notes appear to take the contents at face value.

      [Bookseller: Garrett Scott, Bookseller (ABAA)]
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      Praha (Prague) 1945 - First edition. Original paper wrappers, 8vo, 83 pages, plus 12 plates of facsimiles and photos of survivors taken by Burger just after liberation, (including one photo of former Sonderkommandos) . The very important first edition of Adolf Burger’s memoirs about his journeys through the Nazi concentration camps and his work in the counterfeiting workshop in Oranienburg, narrated by Sylva and Oskar Krejci. His memoirs are the basis for the film, "The Counterfieters, " which won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. "Adolf Burger took up a job in a printing house in Bratislava in 1938 he became one of those who received government-sponsored waivers from deportations as someone with skills indispensable for the country's economy. At the request of resistance members, Burger began to print false baptismal certificates for Jews scheduled for deportation, which stated that they had been Roman Catholic from birth, or baptized so before World War II. Slovaks with such documents were not deported. Burger's activity was discovered. He was deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp After eighteen months at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Burger's training came through for him once more. He was selected for Operation Bernhard, transferred to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in April 1944, and eventually to the Ebensee site of the Mauthausen camp network where he was liberated by the US Army on 6 May 1945 (Wikipedia, 2016) . OCLC lists only one copy worldwide (the British Library) . SUBJECT(S) : WWII, Resistance, Concentration Camps. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Some edgewear. Minimal stains and slight toning. Lacks dust jacket. Very good condition. (HOLO2-134-63) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books, LLC]
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        Early Rehoboth: Documented Historical Studies of Families and Events in This Plymouth Colony Township (Vols I - IV)

      Private Printing, Rehoboth, MA - Complete in four volumes published between 1945 and 1950. A fifth volume, listed as being in preparation in volume IV, appears to remain unpublished at this time. All four volumes remain tight, straight, and very clean with only slight signs of use. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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        Un pauvre type

      First edition in French, an advance (service de presse) copy. Handsome autograph inscription signed and dated by Erskine Caldwell: "To the Queneaus with the best wishes of their guest. Erskine Caldwell. Paris. August 1947."Spine lightly sunned, small stain to head of lower cover. Gallimard Paris 1945 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      Lodz, Central Jewish Historical Committee In Poland, 1945 - Later black cloth, Oblog 4to. Robinson & Friedman #3574. Probably the single most important documentary photo book on the Holocaust ever published, useful not only as part of the documentary record, but also as part of the historiography of the Holocaust, since this book became the defining collection of photographic images from the period, not only for European Jews, but also for the world at large (especially Europe). In was published in 1945 by survivors with memories still fresh and a need to document what they and their communities had gone through. 252 black and white photos, showing the Jewish settlements at the onset of German occupation, the ghettos into which they were later crowded, and finally photographs of the atrocities committed in the forced labor camps and the extermination camps. Another section of the book is dedicated to the Jewish partisan movements. Text is in Polish, Yiddish, English Russian & French (not German! ) . A substantially damaged copy recently sold at auction for over US 975-00. This copy attractively bound in black cloth with original damaged cover bound in. Internal pages are clean and in outstanding condition. A Very Good Copy. (HOLO2-101-37) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books, LLC]
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      Secker & Warburg 1945 - First State, First Edition, First Printing A beautiful near fine book with the scarce first state dust jacket in great condition. The dust jacket has the requisite ¿An Early List for 1945¿ to the rear panel with the ¿Search light¿ motif to the reverse of the jacket. Crisp, clean book. The book is in near fine condition with crisp, bright and clean green cloth boards with strong unfaded white titles to the spine. The boards have sharp corners, and no edgewear and have some of the common touch of fading along spine ends. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are in clean condition, with the rear end paper having a small spot, otherwise no owner names, no inscriptions, no bookplates and no bookstore stamps. The internal pages are clean, bright and flat with no age toning, no stains, no marks, no writing, no bent pages and no foxing. Small printing defect with page 83 improperly cut (actually over cut- see image) and lived its life neatly folded into place. Beautiful clean book internally appearing as unread. Please see images. The preferred first edition, first state dust jacket has benefited from very very slight restoration by an expert paper conservator and as such presents in beautiful condition. The Animal Farm jacket is known to be extremely fragile, and usually in pieces or missing altogether. This jacket has strong vibrant colors, with a slight printing over strike printing defect, (A portion of the letters are over stamped (over striked) with a few letters being striked twice thus appearing a bit fuzzy, otherwise the jacket is in beautiful condition with no rips, no chips, no edgewear, no stains, no fading, and no foxing. Faint dime size faded stain spot to rear panel. Even the flaps are still a bright white. The requisite ¿Search light¿ motif is in blue and The jacket is NOT price clipped, and has a stated price of 6s. net. The reverse of the jacket has the ¿Search Light¿ motif in blue and beautifully intact as required for the first state of the first edition jacket (this motif can be either in red or blue). A stunning vibrant unclipped dust jacket! Please see detailed images. A remarkable crisp, clean copy of this title with an original striking jacket in the scarce first state at a great price for this title. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other Fantasy and SciFi listings [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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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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        Reports on Scientific Results of the United States Antarctic Service Expedition, 1939-1941 (Proceedings of the Amrican Philosophical Society, Volume 89, Number 1)

      The American Philosophical Society 1945 - 398 pp., illustrations, maps, bibliography.tears at top & bottom of spine, tape residue along spine, cover is age-toned, bookplate inside front cover, pencil notes on table of contents, small chip on back cover edge, binding is loose but all pages are bound, includes 5 page reprint of "Exploratory flights of Admiral Byrd (1940)" by Roger Hawthorne. Expedition on auroral phenomena, bacteriology, botany, cosmic rays, glaciology, magnetism, medicine, meteorology, micropaleontology, ornithology, petrography and petrology, physiography, physiology, seismology, structural geology, and zoology. 0.0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The North Ship

      London Fortune Press 1945 [but 1965] Second (unauthorized) Edition. Tall, slim 8vo: [4],36pp. Publisher's maroon buckram (some copies bound in brownish-orange buckram, no priority known), spine lettered in gilt, bottom edge untrimmed; beige dust jacket (Bloomfield calls it pale orange, but to my eye there is very little, if any, orange in it) printed in black, priced 21s. Possibly run off from the same plates as the first edition, with this copyright page still reading "First Published 1945," though this edition appeared in a larger format than the original (9 1/8'' x 5 5/8'' vs. 7 1/8 x 5"). A virtually pristine, unread copy, completely free of foxing and wear, in Fine jacket. Bloomfield A1(b). Fine ¶ Originally published, by the Fortune Press, in 1945. This pirated edition, limited to 500 copies, was issued in advance of the authorized Faber & Faber release, which appeared in 1966 but was swiftly withdrawn when Larkin discovered its existence. By 1972, according to Bloomfield, the publisher still had 220 copies in stock, but these had no dust jackets, which "had inadvertently been destroyed." Larkin's first major collection of [31] poems, The North Ship is often criticised for its high-flown Yeatsian rhetoric, but it is, essentially, a wartime collection of poems and its significance lies primarily in its elegiac lyricism and withdrawn but tenacious sense of survival." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Corpus Hermeticum (= Cllection des Universités de France plubliée sous le patronage de l`Association Guillaume Budé). 4 Bände. Band 1: Poimandrès, Traités I - XII; Band 2: Asclépius, Traités XIII - XVIII; Band 3: Fragments extraits die Stobée, I - XXII; Band 4: Fragments extrait de Stobée XXIII - XXIX - Fragment Divers; texte établi par Arthur Darby Nock et traduit par André-Jean Festugière;

      Société d`Édition `Les belles Lettres`, Paris, 1945 - Bd. 1: Seite 1 - 195; Bd. 2: Seite 196 - 405; Bd. 3: CCXXVII Seiten introduction, 91 Seiten; Bd. 4: 149 Seiten; Lesespuren am Buchrücken, unregelmäßiger Buchschnitt, vereinzelte Bleistiftnotizen im Text, Besitzervermerk auf den Vorblättern, Seiten z. T. ungeschnitten EwTheol.1 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1350 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le sang des autres

      First edition, one of 56 numbered copies on pur fil, the only large paper copies.A fine copy. Gallimard Paris 1945 14,5x20,5cm broché

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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]

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        Destin de femme

      First edition, one of 125 numbered copies on B.F.K. de Rives paper.With 21 original watercolors by Louis Icart.A joint of the chemise cracked and rubbed, a lack to the edge of the slipcase, of which a joint is also rubbed.A very good copy. Editions Egix Paris 1945 25,5x33cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        General Account of the Development of Methods of Using Atomic Energy

      1945. First Edition . Signed. SMYTH, Henry DeWolf. 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. [Washington: Government Printing Office], 1945. Quarto, original cream paper wrappers, staple-bound as issued. $8500.Rare 1945 lithoprint of the Smyth Report on the creation of the atom bomb, preceding the first published version, signed by Henry DeWolf Smyth on the title page, complete and in original wrappers, one of only 1000 copies printed, accompanied by the Offprint from the Princeton University Library Chronicle with Smyth's account of the production of this historic lithoprint.This is the rare lithoprint version of the first account of the Manhattan Project and the creation of the atomic bomb, as documented from 1944 to 1945 in this Official Report chiefly authored by the Chairman of the Department of Physics at Princeton, Henry DeWolf Smyth. This exceptional work became known as the Smyth Report. According to Smyth's account of this Report's production, as soon as the lithoprint version was printed in the Adjutant General's Office in 1945, copies ""were immediately slapped into the safe in General Groves' office in the Pentagon because their content was still classified TOP SECRET and remained so until August 11, when the whole report was made public by President Truman's order"" (Offprint, 180). The Smyth Report is renowned for its ""remarkably full and candid account of the development work carried out between 1940 and 1945 by the American-directed but internationally recruited team of physicists, under the code name 'Manhattan District,' which culminated in the production of the first atomic bomb"" (PMM 422). Lithoprint version: without the ""two-word major titleÂ… [that] appears on the certificate of copyright"" (Offprint, 185). This lithoprint was produced from stencils made by several typewriters in the Adjutant General's Office, along with a virtually unobtainable 12-chapter mimeograph version and a very small number of ditto printings. Smyth recalls that only ""one thousand copies were made"" of the lithoprint version (Offprint, 180). Once the Smyth Report was declassified (six days after the bombing of Hiroshima and three days before the declaration of war's end), it was issued by both the Government Printing Office and Princeton University Press in the first published editions. Accompanied by a copy of the Offprint from Princeton University Library (1976), containing: Smyth's ""The 'Smyth Report,'"" Datus C. Smith, Jr.'s ""Publishing History of the 'Smyth Report,'"" and Earle E. Coleman's ""The 'Smyth Report': A Descriptive Check List."" PMM 422(e). Coleman 3, 213. Norman 1962. A fine copy of this important report, most rare signed.

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        A Scenic and Recreational Map of Santa Barbara. / A Scenic and Recreational Map of Santa Barbara County.

      12- 1945. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 13 1/2 x 16 inches on sheet size 16 1/2 x 19 inches. Signed by artist in pencil at lower right. A few creases to upper margin and lower right corner, small spot to upper right margin (outside map area); very good. An attractive pictorial map by W. J. Goodacre of the city of Santa Barbara bordered by vignette illustrations of various missions and houses. Many streets are named with little pictographs representing buildings and places such as the Santa Barbara bowl, the S.P. Depot, many hotels and the riding club. At lower right is pencilled "W.J. Goodacre", likely the artist's signature. An uncommon map.

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        Machines for Selling

      , 1945. 1945. First Edition . THE KAWNEER COMPANY. Machines for Selling. Niles, Michigan: Kawneer Company, circa 1948. Large, oblong folio (18 by 24 inches), original blue paper wrappers, original morocco portfolio with snap tab. $2500.First edition of this early guide to modernist architecture and design for retail, profusely illustrated with drawings and diagrams.""In the early 1940s, the Kawneer storefront company invited architects Ketchum, Gina & Sharp to remodel a full block of old commercial buildings along main street in Niles, Michigan, home of the company's plant; this new architectural firm was not ashamed to incorporate bold graphics. Store after store received the open-front treatment in the firms 1944 proposal… Most of the storefront designs suggested a first story composed entirely of glass, with either a side wall or ceiling plane projecting beyond this glazing, like freestanding panels, out over the sidewalk. Free-floating display cases, some as low as coffee tables, rested in the void between the sidewalk and entrance. New wall sign lettering, significantly larger than the old and displaying great variety from business to business, announced the purpose of this design approach: to be accessible, appealing, and profitable. These were machines for selling, as the Kawneer ads for that year trumpeted. In 1948, Ketchum had produced enough work to publish a book that included his many drawings for proposed stores that emphasized large, recessed lobbies and angled sign panels… Ketchum's storefront designs, including his love for creative lettering and graphics carefully integrated with the design whole… enjoyed constant media exposure"" (Treu, Signs, Streets, and Storefronts: A History of Architecture and Graphics Along America's Commercial Corridors, 165). Machines for Selling includes tabbed sections on Drugs, Foods, Jewelry, Furniture, Hardware and Appliances, Women's Apparel, Men's Clothing, Shoes, Variety Stores, Restaurants, Service Stores, Sporting Goods, Theatres, Flowers, and Candies. Stamp of the Buffalo Plate & Window Glass Corp on front wrapper.Interior fine, mild toning and wear to fragile paper wrappers, wrappers separating from original portfolio; portfolio with rubbing and soiling. An extremely good copy.

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        Lettere di Giacomo Ulivi

      L'Uomo Libero, 1945. 8°, br., pp.(2)-62-(2), 2 ritratti fotog. f.t., ben conservato. Giacomo Ulivi (1925-1944) maturò giovanissimo le sue idee antifasciste. Dopo l'8 settembre 1943 aderì attivamente alla resistenza italiana continuando ad operare tra arresti e fughe rocambolesche. Nel 1944 venne fucilato per rappresaglia. Come ricorda la prefazione "nulla di esterno lo sollecitava all'azione" nel "tranquillo agio borghese" avrebbe potuto rimanere in un "inerte attendismo". "Tanti altri, nei suoi panni, avevano scelta la strada dell'attesa prudente". Ecco perché "Giacomo fu una lezione per tutti noi". Perché, come dice in una sua celebre lettera, è stata l'indifferenza a portare a tutto questo: "L'egoismo, dicevamo, l'interesse, ha tanta parte in quello che facciamo: tante volte si confonde con l'ideale. Ma diventa dannoso, condannabile, maledetto, proprio quando è cieco, inintelligente. [...] Può anche bastare, sapete, che con calma cominciamo a guardare in noi, e ad esprimere desideri. Come vorremmo vivere, domani? No, non dite di essere scoraggiati, di non volerne più sapere. Pensate che tutto è successo perché non ne avete più voluto sapere!". # Prima edizione. # Molto raro. Da Mareto 1, 569

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        Photograph signed

      1945. Signed. MACARTHUR, Douglas. Photograph signed. Washington, 1945. Black-and-white photograph, measuring 5 by 4 inches. $1600.Original black-and-white U.S. Army news photograph of General MacArthur wading through the marshes of Borneo, signed by both Douglas MacArthur (as D. MacA.) and George C. Kenney.The photograph, dated “6/11/45,” shows General MacArthur leading officers through the marshes of Brunei in the process of inspecting the Australian troops who captured the area. Also identifiable in the photograph are RAAF Commander and Air Vice-Marshal William Bostock and General George C. Kenney, the Commanding General of the Far Eastern Air Forces. Tiny file number printed at bottom corner of image. Original printed Army caption and faint pencil number on verso.A handsome signed photograph in fine condition.

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        Way of Perfection for the Laity: A detailed explanation of the Discalced Carmelite Third Secular Order Rule

      Browne and Nolan, 1945. First printing hardcover. The book is very good with shelfwear, lightly bumped and rubbed corners and the owner's name inside. The mylar protected dust jacket is good plus with rubbing, edgewear (including a few small tears) and some soiling or heavy rubbing to the back cover. A nice example of a very scarce book.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

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        Chants secrets [Le condamné à mort, Marche funèbre]. Couverture ornée d'une lithographie d'Emile Picq. Lyon, L'Arbalète, Marc Barbezat, 20 mars 1945.

      - 28,5 x 19,5 cm, 48 p. Broché, couv. ill. rempliée. Edition originale, tirage limité à 402 ex., un des 400 numérotés sur pur fil réservés aux souscripteurs (après 2 sur vieux Japon) avec une lithographie originale d'Emile Picq en couverture, évocation ou portrait de Maurice Pilorge, "assassin de vingt ans" guillotiné en 1939. C'est à sa mémoire que Genet dédie Marche funèbre, dont c'est l'édition originale, ainsi que la nouvelle édition du Condamné à mort (écrit en prison et d'abord paru clandestinement à Fresnes en 1942). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Morisce Mauthausen [Murderfield Mauthausen].

      Ljubljana, Slovenia: Slovenski knjizni zavod OF [Slovenian Book Office of the Liberation Army] . 1945 - 8°, 30 pp., [1] printed map, original green wrappers with illustrated cover (Very Good, slightly age-toned). First hand account, by a concentration camp survivor, published right after the liberation, with a map of the camp. The book on the Mauthausen concentration camp describes the details from the life in the concentration camp, especially in the last months, when the number of the prisoners was raising drastically and the conditions worsened to the extreme. Different chapters give information on cruelties from the experimental hospital, cannibalism among prisoners etc. The author briefly worked as a translator between Allies and captured Nazi guards after the liberation. The last chapter describes one of the interviews. The detailed small map on the last page gives detailed documentary information on the Mauthausen concentration camp.

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        Typed letters signed

      1945. Signed. ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. Four typed letters signed. Hyde Park, March 19, 1951; Hyde Park, July 8, 1952; Hyde Park, February 23, 1954; and New York, January 24, 1956. Four sheets, each measuring 6 by 7 inches, typing on rectos only. With original envelope. $3500.Exceptional series of four typed letters signed by Mrs. Roosevelt to Miss Temple Williams, an African-American nurse from Alabama.Written on stationery from Mrs. RooseveltÂ’s residence at Hyde Park and her residence in New York City, each letter is typed and has been signed by Eleanor Roosevelt. The first letter reads in part: “It is good of you to offer to send me a ham. We raise pigs and have our own hams. I do, however, appreciate your thought.” The second and third letters pertain to a nursesÂ’ meeting the letter writer is planning to attend in Warm Springs, Georgia, where Franklin Roosevelt spent much time recovering from polio. The third letter reads in part: “Warm Springs is a place close to the hearts of many and whatever you might say about it would, I am sure, meet with touching approval and appreciation.” The fourth letter thanks the writer for her letter. Original envelope dated February 26, 1954; it bears RooseveltÂ’s free franking stamp. Only lightest soiling. A near-fine collection of signed letters from Eleanor Roosevelt.

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        Antwerp V1 and V2 Attack. Fall of Shot on Arrondissement of Antwerp from 7 Oct 44 to 30 March 45.

      ?Antwerp: , 1945. Lithographically printed map on 2 sheets (each 720 × 1023 mm) of thin paper-stock, outline and missile hits hand-coloured. Just a little used, light creases from old folds, one sheet with a split along the median fold, now professionally repaired, residual adhesive staining from old cellophane tape repair, pale toning, very good. Remarkable graphic representation of the employment of German rocketry in the intense, last-ditch defence of the key port of Antwerp during the Allied invasion of Europe. Large-scale (1:40,000) map showing Vengeance Weapon attacks on the city, locating the impact sites for the V1s and V2s that fell during the six month period, recorded by type and as "landfall only" or "causing incident". Annotated at a later date by a British officer who served in the city during the period; "Antwerp was hit by 1675 V2s, London 518, England 1115; 26 fell on Antwerp on one day, twice, Dec 23 & 26 1944. (Crossbow-Overcast by McGovern Hutchins, p.264)". In his history of The Second World War, Churchill offers more complete figures; "German records show that by the end of the war Antwerp had been the target for 8,696 flying bombs and 1,610 rockets. 5960 of all of these fell within eight miles of the city centre, and between them they killed 3,470 Belgian citizens and 682 Allied Service-men", remarking that "the people of Belgium bore this senseless bombardment in a spirit equal to our own" (VI, p.49) Extremely uncommon, just two copies traced - IWM and University of Antwerp. The map is accompanied by a later seven-page account - oddly part manuscript, part photocopy - of a British RAOC officer's account of his services with 7 Base Sub Area under Gen. Neil McMicking, establishing logistical services from the D-Day landings, through Caen and Le Havre to Antwerp, including some hair-raising anecdotes. Imposing and highly unusual.

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        Soviet propanda poster - Great Patriotic War, TASS, 1945.

      Soviet propanda poster - TO THE HEROES OF THE SKY!Template painted poster (nr. TASS 1288) after the design by A. Plotnov, made in (August?) 1945.Officers watching air display and parachute landings?Glory to the masters of the high sky,To the brave commanders of military exploits:To the valiant pilots, Stalin?s falconsTo the proud heroes, to the soldierconquerors.??Author: A. Zharov. Artist: A. Plotnov. Dimensions: 159 x 86,5 cm.The major role in Soviet poster art in the war was played by the TASS Windows. They were large, brightly coloured, hand-painted posters, stencilled and produced in runs of up to 1000 copies. They usually were accompanied by a didactic text or often quite lengthy poem. They were the direct descendants of the comparable ROSTA Windows of the Civil War period, so-called because they were displayed in the empty shop-windows of that period. Like ROSTA, TASS was the official Soviet telegraphic agency of the day, and the purpose of the association of this propaganda effort with the agency was both to provide a continuing visual chronicle of the war and to respond immediately, often within hours to the latest telegrams of TASS. M M Chermnykh, who had initiated the ROSTA Windows, also took the lead in the 1941 project. On 24 June the organisational committee of the Union of Soviet Artists established the TASS Window collective and the first poster appeared already on 27 June 1941. The Windows were numbered through to no. 1485 in June 1945. About 1250 were made in the original manner with stencils during the war itself.The theme and the text of each TASS Window were agreed with the leader of the collective, and ultimately with the agreement of TASS. TASS was the official news agency for dissemination of Soviet news abroad and for reception of news from abroad and consequently was strictly controlled by the Party. Most posters were completed and reproduced within 24 hours, the team working in three shifts. After the artist had completed the drawing and painting of the illustration, the poster was cut up into sections and stencils were cut out appropriate to each colour used in the composition. The most elaborate posters used up to 60 stencils. The stencils were then passed to the copy room where each section was copied on a lithographic machine in waterproof oil colours, initially in very few copies but eventually in up to 1000 copies. When all the colours had been applied to each stencilled section, they had to be glued together to make the completed poster and the text was added in a separate operation.The Hallward Library of the University of Nottingham holds a large collection of TASS Posters. For more information, the collection is described in detail here.Price: ?3.000,- (incl. frame, excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Letter to Raoul Wallenberg and the Official Extract of the Wallenberg Commemoration Gathering of the Jewish Community of Pest on June 21, 1945

      Budapest: NP, 1945. First edition. Softcover. f to g+. Folio. Unpaginated. [16]pp. Original printed wrappers. Extremely rare document published by the Jewish community of Pest for commemorating Raoul Wallenberg's life saving activities during the Holocaust in Hungary. This work contains an official letter to Wallenberg dated July 2, 1945, and the extract of the commemoration gathering that was held on June 21, 1945. Both documents are in Swedish and Hungarian. In the letter, the leaders of the Jewish community of Pest summarize the Wallenberg commemoration gathering, they express their utmost respect for the Swedish diplomat's tireless deeds in the life saving activities he achieved during the time of the persecution of the Hungarian Jewry. They also inform Wallenberg that a ward in the reconstructed Jewish Central Hospital will be named after him. They end their letter by wishing Wallenberg a healthy, long and successful life, and assuring him of the eternal gratitude of the entire Hungarian Jewry. The letter bears the printed names of Miksa Domonkos*, and Lajos Stöckler**, respectively Administrator and Chairman of the Jewish Community of Pest. The second part of the document is the official extract of the commemoration gathering. This document was sent to Raoul Wallenberg's address (Legationssekreterare, Stockholm) in Sweden as his whereabouts was still unknown at the time.Now we know that at the time this document was issued, Raoul Wallenberg was detained (since January 17, 1945) by Soviet authorities on suspicion of espionage and subsequently disappeared. He was later reported to have died on 17 July 1947 while imprisoned by communist authorities and KGB secret police in the Lubyanka, the KGB headquarters and affiliated prison in Moscow. Heavy foxing and sunning to wrappers. Upper margin of front cover partly creased. Sporadic and moderate foxing and age-toning along paper margin throughout. Text in Swedish and Hungarian. Wrappers in overall fair, interior in good to good+ condition. * On April 7, 1953, early in the morning, Miksa Domonkos, one of the leaders of the Jewish community in Budapest was kidnapped by State Protection Authority (Államvédelmi Hatóság, ÁVH) officials to extract "confessions". Preparations for a show trial started in Budapest in 1953 to prove that Raoul Wallenberg had not been dragged off in 1945 to the Soviet Union but was the victim of cosmopolitan Zionists. For the purposes of this show trial, two more Jewish leaders - László Benedek and Lajos Stöckler** - as well as two would-be "eyewitnesses" - Pál Szalai and Károly Szabó - were arrested and interrogated by torture. The last people to meet Wallenberg in Budapest were Ottó Fleischmann, Károly Szabó, and Pál Szalai, who were invited to a supper at the Swedish Embassy building in Gyopár street on January 12, 1945. The next day, January 13, Wallenberg contacted the Russians. By 1953, Ottó Fleischmann had left Hungary, working as a physician in Vienna. On 8 April, 1953, Károly Szabó was captured on the street and arrested without any legal procedure. His family had no news of him throughout the following six months. A secret trial was conducted against him of which no official record is available to date. After six months of interrogation, the defendants were driven to despair and exhaustion. The idea that the "murderers of Wallenberg" were Budapest Zionists was primarily supported by Hungarian Communist leader (by origins Jewish) Ern Ger , which is shown by a note sent by him to First Secretary Mátyás Rákosi (Jewish too). The show trial was then initiated in Moscow, following Stalin's anti-Zionist campaign. After the death of Stalin and Lavrentiy Beria, the preparations for the trial were stopped and the arrested persons were released. Miksa Domonkos spent a week in hospital and died shortly afterwards at home, mainly due to the torture he had been subject to.

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        Plaque for British Soldiers on Mount Camino paid for by Moroccan Groums [Soldiers] in 1945.

      N. p., 1945. - Seven photos and a mimeo letter mounted on four pages of a tied homemade album with paper covers. Photos approximately 160 x 110 mm. Inked caption beneath each photo. The rest of the album pages are blank. Oblong folio. A mimeo letter from Headquarters, 169 (Lon) Inf Bde states that members of their brigade scaled Mount Camino and routed the Germans from an old Benedictine Monastery on the top in November 1943. When the Moroccan Goums arrived in the area in the Spring of 1944 they were so impressed with the mountain warfare of the British troops that they subscribed for a plaque to be placed on top of the mountain honoring the British soldiers. These seven professional quality photos which the mimeo letters says are "enclosed" were taken at the dedication of the plaque. The photos show Moroccan troops, the 8th Army commander, and the plaque.

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        Message of the President of the United States to the Congress Thursday, September 6, 1945

      1945. Signed. TRUMAN, Harry. Message of the President of the United States to the Congress. Thursday, September 6, 1945. [Washington]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1945. Octavo, staple-bound as issued, original self-wrappers; pp. 32. $7500.First printing of Truman's plan for a postwar America, delivered to Congress on September 6, 1945, inscribed on the front wrapper: ""This was the key to my domestic policy! Harry Truman. Independence. Aug.8, 1954.""Only four days after officials signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender aboard the U.S.S. Missouri on September 2, 1945, President Truman addressed a joint session of Congress on the important issues of demobilization and transitioning the United States to a peacetime economy. Truman opens his address by apologizing for cutting short Congress' recess: ""I know, however, that you have been just as eager as any of us to meet the problems which naturally have crowded down upon us with the surrender of the Japanese. You have cut short a well-merited vacation in order to do so. I hope that the American people realize as fully as I do, that from the very first days of the emergency, the Congress has most energetically and patriotically devoted its time, energies, and capabilities to the immediate problems of war and to the long-range problems of peace. The legislative branch of the Government is entitled to its full share of credit and glory for the victory of the Allied armies. I wish to take this opportunity on behalf of the Nation to congratulate you on the great victory which has been won—in which you played so important a part.""In his wide-ranging address, Truman sought Congressional action to offset the typical problems endemic to wartime to peacetime transitions, including unemployment, inflation, and general economic policy: ""No matter how rapidly reconversion proceeds, however, no amount of effort or planning will be able immediately to provide a job for everyone displaced from war work. Obviously, displaced war workers cannot find jobs until industry have been regeared and made ready to produce peacetime good. During this lag the Government should provide help. The cost of this transition from war to peace is as much a part of the cost of war as the transition from peace to war—and we should so consider it.""Looking beyond the difficulties of postwar economic disruptions, Truman laid the groundwork to protect the United States from some of the issues it confronted when war was declared in 1941. One area he cited for more decided government support was scientific research: ""Progress in scientific research and development is an indispensable condition to the future welfare and security of the Nation. The events of the past few years are both proof and prophecy of what science can doÂ… No nation can maintain a position of leadership in the world of today unless it develops to the full its scientific and technological resources. No government adequately meets its responsibilities unless it generously and intelligently supports and encourages the work of science in its university, industry, and in its own laboratoriesÂ…. Although science can be coordinated and encouraged it cannot be dictated to or regimented. Science cannot progress unless founded on the free intelligence of the scientist. I stress the fact that the Federal research agency here proposed should in no way impair that freedom.""Truman also sought to ensure that in the event of another war, the United States would not be caught unprepared for want of critical raw materials: ""One of the costliest lessons of our unpreparedness for this war was the great danger involved in depending upon foreign sources for supplies of raw materials necessary in times of national emergency. The United States should never again permit itself to be placed in a position where its defense may be jeopardized by the fact that it has been cut off from the source of strategic raw materials. I recommend that the Congress enact legislation to bring about he acquisition and retention of stock piles of materials in which we are naturally deficient but which are necessary to supply the needs of the Nation for its defense."" Tiny dampstains to wrappers. Very nearly fine condition.

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