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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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        Joseph Lash Archive

      1945. (ROOSEVELT, Franklin D, ROOSEVELT, Eleanor, STIMSON, Henry). Joseph Lash Archive. WITH: (ROOSEVELT, Eleanor). Autograph note signed; (ROOSEVELT, Franklin) Three notes typed; (STIMSON, Henry L.) Typed letter signed. Washington, D.C. / [Warm Springs]: White House / War Department, 1945. Seven items. Presidential archive, original typed letter on ivory War Department letterhead, printed “Secret,” signed by Secretary of War Stimson; three original typed memos on ivory White House letterhead, plain envelope addressed in type and manuscript; single autograph note signed on small ivory card printed “Mrs. Roosevelt,” small White House envelope addressed in manuscript. $5000.1945 archive of rare presidential materials largely concerning charges of communism aimed at Eleanor RooseveltÂ’s intimate friend and future biographer Joseph Lash, including a typed letter to FDR on War Department letterhead printed “SECRET,” signed by Secretary of War Stimson, informing FDR of congressional inquiries about Lash from from a special committee on “subversive personnel”—prompting FDR to write three urgent memos from Warm Springs, one to Stimson telling him to “take no action,” one to Eleanor Roosevelt about “the same crowdÂ… trying to ‘getÂ’ Joe,” and a third to his son-in-law John Boettiger asking him to contact Stimson, the latter memo dated only three days before FDRÂ’s sudden death from a cerebral hemorrhage, also containing a warm autograph note signed by Eleanor Roosevelt to her son-in-law Boettiger.This rare archive of presidential materials largely concerns Joseph Lash, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, whose friendship of over 20 years with the First Lady was one that her daughter, Anna Roosevelt Boettiger, called “as close a relationship as I ever knew Mother to have.” Lash, who “had been swept up in the revolutionary fervor of the 1930s,” was a one-time member of the Socialist Party and “had served as national secretary of the American Student Union, a militant popular-front organization committed to radical change” (Kearns Goodwin, No Ordinary Time, 122). Lash met Mrs. Roosevelt in 1939 when he was called to testify in 1939 before the anti-communist Dies Committee. The two quickly became close— sharing an intimate yet platonic friendship that would attract the interest of J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI. After the U.S. entered the war, Mrs. Roosevelt intervened on LashÂ’s behalf and “pulled strings in an attempt to get him a commission in Naval Intelligence. But, given his ‘suspected communist affiliations,Â’ the Navy didnÂ’t want him, in any capacity, and in April 1942 Lash was drafted into the Army” (Gentry, J. Edgar Hoover, 304). This fascinating archive, featuring a typed 1945 letter to FDR, printed “Secret” and signed by Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, raises afresh the implications of LashÂ’s radical past and his friendship with both the President and First Lady. In StimsonÂ’s letter he observes that FDR had directed that Sergeant Lash be “not precluded from attending [Army] Officer Candidate School because of his beliefs and affiliations in civilian life.” Facing news of a fresh Army investigation, Stimson recommends Lash “should be removed from Officer Candidate School without further delay.” In three subsequent memos from FDR, typed on on White House stationary with each signed in type by FDR, he separately urges Stimson to take no immediate action on Lash and individually urges both Eleanor Roosevelt and the RooseveltsÂ’ son-in-law Colonel John Boettiger to find out who is again “trying to ‘getÂ’ JoeÂ… probably the same crowd.” FDRÂ’s memos are dated during his stay in Warm Springs, at a time when he was planning a trip on April 20 to San Francisco for the opening session of the United Nations. At the time of his correspondence, Eleanor was in Hyde Park. Three days after FDRÂ’s April 9 memo to Boettiger, the President suddenly collapsed and died from a cerebral hemorrhage. Joseph Lash would become a distinguished historian, writing biographies of figures such as Dag Hammarskjold and Helen Keller. “But it was Eleanor and Franklin, the first installment in his two-volume biography of Mrs. Roosevelt, that won him the most enduring fame” and earned him the Pulitzer Prize (New York Times). Also included in this archive is a separate autograph note signed by Eleanor Roosevelt to John Boettiger. A full description and transcription of materials in the archive follows.I. Typed letter signed by Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of War, to President Roosevelt. On single sheet of ivory War Department letterhead with “Secret” printed in uppercase at upper and lower edges. Typescript on recto only reads: “Dear Mr. President: Technical Sergeant Joseph Lash was admitted on January 18 to Officer Candidate School in accordance with what is understood to have been your direction to General Watson to see that Sergeant Lash was not precluded from attending Officer Candidate School because of his beliefs and affiliations in civilian life. At present he is undergoing training to qualify him for a commission. There has been brought to my attention the result of an Army investigation of Sergeant Lash, while a soldier and without reference to his civilian activities before induction. This investigation indicates that Sergeant Lash lacks the necessary qualifications expected in an officer. Sergeant Lash has stated in writing that while a soldier his job was to work out ways by which the Army could be made a political force. This statement, even without his continued maintenance of political contacts while in the Army, requires me to conclude that Sergeant Lash has such a misconception of his function in the Army that he should not be commissioned or assigned to sensitive duties and should be removed from Officer Candidate School without further delay. I wished you to be informed of the situation and the action I propose to take unless I hear from you to the contrary. I think you know that the Military Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives has appointed a Special Committee to investigate the commissioning of subversive personnel. This Special Committee has expressed deep interest and is specifically inquiring as to the case of Sergeant Lash. There is every indication that the Special Committee will press us for information regarding Sergeant Lash and his beliefs and activities, which I feel must, in accordance with our usual practice, be kept confidential; but irrespective of the investigation, I have concluded that the action I have outlined above is necessary. Respectively yours, [signed in manuscript] Henry L. Stimson [typescript] Secretary of War. [At lower left] The President. The White House.”II. Three typed notes signed in type by FDR. Each on ivory White House letterhead, each measuring 5 by 8 inches, each with typescript on recto only. Typescript: “April 6, 1945. MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF WAR [uppercase in original] Please take no action in regard to Sergeant Lash continuing at Officer Candidate School until my return. [signed in type] F.D.R.” Typescript: “April 6, 1945. MEMORANDUM FOR E.R. [uppercase in original] The enclosed took me entirely by surprise this morning. Apparently they (probably the same crowd) are trying to ‘getÂ’ Joe. I think that speed is essential and I wired Stimson today to do nothing further about withholding his commission until I get back. In the meantime, I think it important that you should see Stimson about it. His former connections apparently had nothing to do with the case and the evidence is apparently new in regard to his political activities. Exactly what this evidence is, I have no way of telling. Therefore, it seems best that you should take it up with Stimson. [signed in type] F.D.R.”Typescript: “April 9, 1945. MEMORANDUM FOR COLONEL JOHN BOETTIGER” [uppercase in original] Dear John: In regard to the man we were speaking of the other day, I wish you would find out from the Secretary of War just what there is against him at the present time. The Secretary tells me that it had nothing to do with his opinions of several years ago, sometime before he was in the Army. [signed in type] F.D.R.” WITH: Plain unstamped ivory envelope (measures 4 by 9-1/2 inches), no postmark, addressed in type: “Miss Grace Tully, The White House, Washington, D.C.” Typed address crossed over in pencil and penciled above in an unidentified hand: “Anne Boettiger.” III. Autograph card signed by Eleanor Roosevelt. Ivory card (measures 2-1/2 by 3-1/2 inches) with printed “Mrs. Roosevelt” on the recto, containing her manuscript note on the recto: “John dear, donÂ’t cut yourself! I enclose a p— L— [unclear] knife. [five unclear words] May you [unclear] be happy & remember how much I love you all. L.L.” WITH: Small ivory envelope (measures 3-3/4 by 4-3/4 inches) with printed “The White House Washington” in the upper left corner. Addressed in the manuscript hand of Eleanor Roosevelt: “John.” Archive materials fresh and clean with only faint foldlines. An exceptional collection of controversial presidential materials in about-fine condition.

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        Album with photographs of Zanzibar and British-Controlled East Africa in the 1940s.

      East Africa, [ca. 1945]. - 77 photographs, 76 of which are pasted down two-to-a-page on both sides of 19 album leaves. 120 x 90mm, 110 x 160 mm and 210 x 160mm. Contemporary oblong black album. 4to. Many, if not most, of the photos appear to show scenes in the Stone Town section of Zanzibar Town or elsewhere on the island. Nine photos appear to have been taken in the Palace of Sultan Khalifa bin Harub, including two photographs of the Sultan. There are at least three photos of the same narrow street on which the only visible sign says "Artist Masani" followed by some Arabic text. The large "Victory Celebration" photo at the end of the album gives a detailed view of a large parade and a lot of onlookers at a major intersection in Nairobi. The second largest photo shows an unidentified group of about 40 uniformed military men (probably all or almost all British). The first several photos as well as the last several may have been taken on the mainland since they show flat, rather empty spaces followed or preceded by a few photos on an unidentified ship. - Very good quality amateur photos. Undated but probably late WWII or a bit later. No captions. Written in pencil on the back of the large photo "Victory celebration 1945 in Delamere Avenue the main street in Nairobi. English cathedral extreme right (background)" and stamped "E. A. Command (P. R. Pho S/S) Photograph".

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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

      NP, Budapest 1945 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        HISTORICAL RECORDS OF THE SURVEY OF INDIA. Volume I. 18th Century

      Survey of India, Dehra Dun 1945 - Maps to endpapers, 19 other plates including folding maps (some coloured and all complete as called for), xx.400pp, 16pp unnumbered index. Original green cloth gilt, the upper board gilt blocked with the badge of the Survey of India, bumping to corners but binding perfectly sound, ex-library with hite numerals to spine and red stamps to front free endpaper and base of title page [Directorate of Military Survey Trig Library with official cancellation stamps], otherwise internally very clean with folded plats neatly folded. The first volume (the first four volumes were published over a 15 year period: they are seldom found together and the fifth volume was suppressed by the Government of India) of the definitive work on the Survey of India and, in this case, earlier cartographers. Surveys are dealt with logically by province and there are informative chapters on surveying instruments. There is a 100pp section of detailed biographies of such important figures in Indian map making as Rennell, Beatson, Dalrymple, Orme, Kelly, Martin, Pearse, Reynolds, Topping, Turner, Wood, and Mackenzie. Chapter V "Beyond the Barriers" deals with early attempts at mapping in the Himalayas, Tibet (a folding map of Ladakh to Lhasa from the Lamas' map of 1733 is included), sources of the Ganges & Gogra, Bogle & Turner, Nepal, Assam, Wels's Expedition 1792-4, Eastern Frontier, Burma. Other chapters include General Narrative, Bengal Surveys (3 chapters, 1579-1777, 1777-94, 1793-1800), Madras Surveys (2 chapters - to 1788 and 1788-1800), Bombay Surveys, Revenue Surveys, Professional Methods of Survey, Maps of India, Maps of Bengal, Maps of Madras & Bombay, Map construction and preservation, The Surveyor Generals, Surveyors. Size: Quarto [30 x 21cm] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Une route seul soleil.

      Toulouse, Comité national des écrivains, Centre des intellectuels, [1945]. - 15 SS. Bedruckte Originalbroschur. Kl.-8vo. Mit eigenh. Widmung und kleiner Handzeichnung von Blumen an Karin Bergqvist (1924-2012), ab 1950 Gattin des schwedischen Lyrikers und Übersetzers Erik Lindegren (1910-68) und später Leiterin des Stockholmer Moderna Museet: "à Karin Bergkvist / avec l'admiration / de / Tristan Tzara / Paris le 27 Mai 49". - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        True Glory. WITH: modern DVD of the original

      1945. (WORLD WAR II) KANIN, Garson and REED, Carol. The True Glory. Waterloo: Universal Video, [1945]. Three items. Two 16mm reels in original tins (14 inches in diameter); modern DVD. $2500.Rare original print of the epic Second World War documentary film The True Glory, “an account of the really important men in the campaign— the enlisted soldiers, sailors and airmen” (Eisenhower).This original print of the 1945 Oscar-winning full-length documentary The True Glory, chronicles the campaign to liberate Europe, covering everything from the Allied D-Day invasion of Normandy to the fall of Berlin, including the unsuccessful “Operation Market Garden”— the failed northern thrust into Holland in the fall of 1944. A segment on pre-invasion preparations focuses on work in munitions and heavy equipment plants. British filmmaker Carol Reed and American playwright Garson Kanin assembled The True Glory from more than 10 million feet of actual footage captured by over 1,400 cameramen from a dozen countries. The film opens with an introduction by Dwight D. Eisenhower: “As far as possible [this] is an account of the really important men in the campaign— the enlisted soldiers, sailors and airmen that fought through every obstacle to victory.” The principal narrative, delivered by Robert Harris and Peter Ustinov, is punctuated with the voices of actual servicemen, who give their own first-hand accounts of events—making the viewing of this film an especially poignant experience. The accompanying DVD was produced in 2009 by the British Imperial War Museum. This original print of The True Glory belonged to Belgian architect Hugo van Kuyck, who during the war was responsible for aerial photographs of the proposed D-Day landing areas, using colored lenses that revealed the underwater contours of the beaches (which differed from the prevailing British hydrographic maps of the English Channel). An accompanying photocopy of a letter by former General Arthur G. Trudeau documents van KuyckÂ’s critical observation: “The French data had never been checked before, and when you consider that the beaches we were to land on in France had a very flat slope, and the difference between high and low tide sometimes made a difference of about a mile and a half between the actual shore line,Â…it could have been very, very embarrassing if this hadnÂ’t been found out, because there would have been many more ships that would have foundered or gotten hung up.”Film still very flexible and well preserved, DVD unopened. A very desirable masterpiece of documentary filming.

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        Barreaux

      First edition, published under the pseudonym Robert Chénier, one of 330 numbered copies on Arches paper, the only printing after 25 on Japan and 70 on Marais paper.Elegant contemporary black gauffered leather by J. Anthoine-Legrain, small repairs to joints, covers with gilt fillet and blindruled fillet patterns and small squares making up the bars of a prison cell, a verse from this collection of poems in gilt letters to top of upper cover, "Et nos barreaux, seigneur, ne cachent pas le ciel [And our bars, Lord, cannot hide the sky]", moiré-effect paper endpapers and pastedowns, covers and spine preserved, top edge gilt. Slipcase edged in black gauffered leather, black paper boards.A very good copy in a charming binding by J. Anthoine-Legrain. Edition de minuit et demi Paris 1945 13,5x21,5cm relié

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        CRIMES HITLÉRIENS: GRAND PALAIS, EXPOSITION

      [Paris; None Listed], 1945. Original Wraps. 4to. [32] pages. 27 cm. First edition. In French. Catalogue of the Exposition Crimes hitlériens. Page [2] contains color reproduction of lithograph poster 'S. S. Crimes Hitlériens' exhibition in Paris at the Grand-Palais, which was originally held from June 10 until July 31, 1945. Committee of honor includes Mitterand; organizing committee includes Coste-Floret, Boissieu, Webel, Paoli, Herst, Billiet. Page [3] includes plan and legend for lay out of the exposition. Complete illustrated throughout, in red and black ink. Includes many gruesome photos of the fate met by members of the French Resistance throughout France, photographs from the Struthof Camp, tallies of deportations of French Jews, tallies of the numbers of forced laborers from France, etc. In June 1945, the French government sponsored a huge exhibition, filling twenty-nine rooms of the Grand Palais, entitled 'Hitler's Crimes'. One of the rooms was devoted, according to the catalogue, to 'The Jews'. It presented a chronology of the internment of Jews in the French Camps of Pithiviers, Beuane-la-Rolande, and Drancy, in the occupied zone, and at Gurs in Southwestern France under the rule of Vichy. It also gave a tally of deportations from Drancy to Germany: 62, 608. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945-Atrocities-Exhibitions World War, 1939-1945-France-Exhibitions France-History-German occupation, 1940-1945-Exhibitions. OCLC lists 6 copies. Some wear and staining to wraps. Closed tears, tape repairs and pen markings. Interior clean and fresh. Good condition. Scarce. (HOLO2-118-28A)

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        California.

      Monterey, CA. Jo Mora Publications. 1945. Color pictographic / pictorial map poster, map 24 3/8 x 18 5/16 inches on sheet 25 x 19 inches. Professionally conserved with paper backing, very good condition. Jo Mora is perhaps the best known and well loved of all the pictorial map makers of the early and mid twentieth century. Mora experimented with printing this map on different types of paper; a few maps were printed on this tan paper before Mora settled on the glossy white paper which is the more common paper for these 1945 maps. This lively and informative map of California has place names, mountains, railroads etc marked and named, with small cartoon-like pictures (pictographs) to indicate the main attractions eg. a movie being made with a couple embracing for Hollywood, a football player for the University of California at Berkeley, and grapes and winemaking at various locations including San Bernadino and Fresno. At the upper right where Nevada would be on the map, there are pictures depicting various aspects of California life and history - all done with a great sense of humor. The frieze starts with "California's Melting Pot" depicting the people of California from historical figures (Sir Francis Drake) to the people of modern California (ending with G.I. Joes and Football Heroes). Below that is "California Transportation Throughout the Ages" from Early Spanish Caravels to "Our state-wide highway system is a mecca for tourists." In the ocean are inset pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge and S.F. Oakland Bay Bridge, and a section of 20 small images of the missions of California.

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        Machines for Selling

      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 proposalÂ… 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 panelsÂ… Ketchum's storefront designs, including his love for creative lettering and graphics carefully integrated with the design wholeÂ… 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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        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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        Gloria: Ozalid Manuscript

      1945. Signed. STRAVINSKY, Igor. Gloria [from the Mass]. [No place: Copyright 1945 by Igor Stravinsky]. Quarto, eleven leaves of ozalid manuscript. $2500.Pre-publication ozalid (printed) manuscript score of StravinskyÂ’s Gloria, the second movement of the composerÂ’s Mass. Signed and inscribed by Stravinsky to French composer Marcelle de Manziarly: “Pour Marcelle de Manziarly avec mes fidèles pensées. I. Stravinsky, 10 Sept. 1945.Sometime around 1942, after coming across a few Mozart masses in a second-hand music store in Los Angeles, Stravinsky began to contemplate the idea of writing such a work himself. “As I played through these rococo-operatic sweets-of-sin,” Stravinsky wrote, “I knew I had to write a Mass of my own, but a real one” (White, 407). By a “real one,” Stravinsky meant a Roman Catholic Mass that could be used liturgically. The first two movements, Kyrie and Gloria, were written in 1944. The remaining three, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei were composed in 1947 and 1948. The first performance was given at La Scala in Milan, October 1948. Although the full score was first published by Boosey & Hawkes in 1948, this ozalid manuscript was prepared much earlier, circa 1945. (The ozalid printing process is a method of copying page proofs from paper or film, or in this case, the fair copy of StravinskyÂ’s manuscript score.). See De Lerma M1. Marcelle de Manziarly (1899-1989), to whom Stravinsky has inscribed this copy, is best known for her Sonate pour Notre-Dame de Paris, an orchestral piece inspired by the liberation of the French capital in 1944.Fine condition.

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        Le Serpent dans la Galere.

      Curt Valentin, New York 1945 - Limited to 65 copies on Marais paper, this is # 60 SIGNED by Georges Duthuit on the limitation page. Loosely laid in is a lithograph SIGNED by the artist, D'Andre Masson. Original buckram backed boards with spine lettering in gilt and an artistic depiction of a serpent on the front panel. The spine ends are bumped and rubbed, and both the front and rear panels have some soiling. The lilthograph is soiled on the margins and there is some wrinkling on the corners. Text is in French; 13 full page black and white artist drawings and several other textual illustrations. Overall, very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Proclamation

      1945. Signed. TRUMAN, Harry. A Proclamation. Washington, D.C., May 8, 1945. Large official broadside (11 by 16 inches). $25,000.Large elaborate signed three-color broadside of President Truman’s proclamation upon the Nazi surrender to the allied forces, praising the armed forces and designating a day of prayer to offer “joyful thanks to God for the victory we have won and to pray that He will… guide us into the ways of peace.” Handsomely set in Gothic type and boldly signed in ink “Harry Truman.”“On the day before Hitler’s suicide, all German troops in Italy laid down their arms. On May 4th, German forces in Holland, Denmark and northwest Germany surrendered to British Field Marshall Montgomery. On the 6th, Donitz authorized General Alfred Jodl to ‘conclude an armistice agreement’ with General Eisenhower. The Germans wanted a separate peace with the allied troops in the West in order to continue their battle with the Russians in the East. Eisenhower would have none of it. He ordered the Germans to surrender unconditionally the next day. The Germans acquiesced, signing the surrender document on May 7th… The cessation of fighting took effect at 11:01 P.M. on May 8th” (Georges Blond). In this triumphal proclamation President Truman gives special praise to the armed forces: “The Allied armies, through sacrifice and devotion and with God’s help, have wrung from Germany a final and unconditional surrender. The western world has been freed of the evil forces which for five years and longer have imprisoned the bodies and broken the lives of millions upon millions of free-born men. They have violated their churches, destroyed their homes, corrupted their children, and murdered their loved ones. Our Armies of Liberation have restored freedom to these suffering peoples, whose spirit and will the oppressors could never enslave.” Truman read this proclamation at a news conference held in his office at the White House on Tuesday, May 8, 1945. Before reading, he remarked: “This is a solemn but glorious hour. General Eisenhower informs me that the forces of Germany have surrendered to the United Nations. The flags of freedom fly all over Europe.” Set handsomely in two columns of Gothic type, with large gilt initial letter and red and blue paragraph letters, this elegant broadside commemorates one of history’s greatest military victories. Without lozenge bearing the seal; with scarce red, white and blue ribbon used to tie the document when rolled. Fine condition.

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        Phtos of the Suez Canal Area and British Soldiers at the end of WWII.

      Egypt, 1944/1945. - 65 photos. 170 x 240 mm to 106 x 60 mm. No captions or others identifying marks on the photos or in the album. Several photographs removed. Black oblong album. Later twine tie. Egyptian motif on covers (camel, pyramid, palm trees). 4to. With a menu for the 1944 Christmas Dinner of the 111 Maintenance Unit of the Royal Air Force. Several photos show military personnel, probably from this unit, including one photo of what appears to be a whole unit standing at attention in front of one-story military buildings. There are also a number of photos of Egyptians. There is a photo of the top portion of the front page of the August 1945 issue of the "Egyptian Mail" which reported the Japanese Surrender to end World War II.

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        Naked City

      1945. First Edition . WEEGEE. Naked City. New York: Essential Books, (1945). Octavo, original light brown cloth, photographic front endpapers, original dust jacket. $4500.First edition of Weegee’s “photobook masterpiece” (Parr & Badger), profusely illustrated with 239 powerful, gritty black-and-white photogravures documenting pleasures and pain, life and death in mid-1940s New York City, in scarce first-issue dust jacket.Polish-born Arthur Felig, who immigrated to the United States in 1910 and taught himself photography, was dubbed ""Ouija"" by New York City cops in the 1930s for his uncanny ability to appear at crime scenes before the police did. A tabloid-news photographer for the Daily News, Herald Tribune and Post, Weegee in many ways created his own legend—""that of the cigar-chomping sensationalist paparazzo."" With the over 200 vivid photogravures assembled in Naked City, Weegee created a ""photobook masterpiece… one of the great documentary photobooks… His Naked City is essentially a nocturnal book, to be put alongside Brassaï and Brandt… Beneath its Rabelaisian tough-guy exterior, this is a book with heart"" (Parr & Badger I:145). When Naked City was adapted to the screen, Weegee ""went to Hollywood to make several short films and to act in others. But he is best remembered as the chronicler of a particular place and time: New York City in the first half of the 20th century"" (Roth, 118). As Earl Wilson put it, ""Weegee is an O. Henry with a camera."" First edition, first issue; first-issue dust jacket, with $4.00 price on front flap. Icons of Photography, 94. Open Book, 142-43. Book fine, original dust jacket expertly restored. A most desirable copy of a most significant American photobook.

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        Proclamation

      1945. Signed. TRUMAN, Harry. A Proclamation. Washington, D.C., May 8, 1945. Large official broadside (11 by 16 inches). Beautifully silk matted and framed, entire piece measures 27 by 21 inches. $25,000.Large elaborate signed three-color broadside of President Truman’s proclamation upon the Nazi surrender to the allied forces, praising the armed forces and designating a day of prayer to offer “joyful thanks to God for the victory we have won and to pray that He will… guide us into the ways of peace.” Handsomely set in Gothic type and boldly signed in ink “Harry Truman.”""On the day before Hitler's suicide, all German troops in Italy laid down their arms. On May 4th, German forces in Holland, Denmark and northwest Germany surrendered to British Field Marshall Montgomery. On the 6th, Donitz authorized General Alfred Jodl to 'conclude an armistice agreement' with General Eisenhower. The Germans wanted a separate peace with the allied troops in the West in order to continue their battle with the Russians in the East. Eisenhower would have none of it. He ordered the Germans to surrender unconditionally the next day. The Germans acquiesced, signing the surrender document on May 7th… The cessation of fighting took effect at 11:01 P.M. on May 8th"" (Georges Blond). In this triumphal proclamation President Truman gives special praise to the armed forces: ""The Allied armies, through sacrifice and devotion and with God's help, have wrung from Germany a final and unconditional surrender. The western world has been freed of the evil forces which for five years and longer have imprisoned the bodies and broken the lives of millions upon millions of free-born men. They have violated their churches, destroyed their homes, corrupted their children, and murdered their loved ones. Our Armies of Liberation have restored freedom to these suffering peoples, whose spirit and will the oppressors could never enslave."" Truman read this proclamation at a news conference held in his office at the White House on Tuesday, May 8, 1945. Before reading, he remarked: ""This is a solemn but glorious hour. General Eisenhower informs me that the forces of Germany have surrendered to the United Nations. The flags of freedom fly all over Europe."" Set handsomely in two columns of Gothic type, with large gilt initial letter and red and blue paragraph letters, this elegant broadside commemorates one of history's greatest military victories. Without lozenge bearing the seal and without scarce red, white and blue ribbon used to tie the document when rolled. Faintest toning along left and upper edges. Fine condition.

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        Lettere di Giacomo Ulivi

      L'Uomo Libero, Parma 1945 - 8

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        Chants secrets

      First edition printed in 400 numbered copies on pur fil and reserved to the subscribers.Cover illustrated with a lithograph by E. Picq.Small stains to covers, endpaper very slightly faded, otherwise a rare and good copy. Marc Barbezat Lyon 1945 19,5x28,5cm broché

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        Vingt Lithographies pour un Livre que J'ai Lu

      Not stated, Paris 1945 - 4to. Unpaginated. 20 drawings by Roland Caillaud. Printed wrappers, worn, else very good copy. (93403). No. 58 of 115 copies. Explicit homoerotic drawings. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Poèmes

      - Aux éditions du grand chêne & Henri Kaeser, Lausanne 1945, 14x19,5cm, relié. - Edizione collettiva originale stampata in 2000 copie numerate su pergamena. Associazione a bradel metà marina Marocco, colonna vertebrale liscio, quando la coda d'oro, piatti di carta fatta a mano, coperte conservati, testa dorata, vincolante firmato il workshop Boichot. Autograph firmata e datata 1947 dall'autore completa con un disegno di un giovane uomo di profilo. Nizza copia piacevolmente stabilito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective imprimée à 2000 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin. Reliure à la bradel en demi maroquin marine, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, plats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée de l'atelier Boichot. Envoi autographe signé et daté de 1947 de l'auteur agrémenté d'un dessin représentant un jeune homme de profil. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

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        Brûlant secret

      First edition in French, one of 26 numbered copies on Arches paper, this copy justified "Arches", the tirage de tête after 12 on Montval.Half red morocco over marbled paper boards by P. Goy & C. Vilaine, spine in six compartments, brown paper endpapers and pastedowns, ccovers and spine preserved.A very good copy with good margins and nicely bound. Grasset Paris 1945 13x21cm broché

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        Bolts of Melody

      New York: Harper, 1945. First. hardcover. fine. New Poems. Edited by Mabel Loomis Todd & Millicent Todd Bingham. 8vo, handsomely rebound in lovely full pale blue morocco, brown leather spine labels. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1945. First Edition. Fine.

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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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        Le parti pris des choses

      Second edition, one of 525 numbered copies on châtaignier paper.Publisher's paper boards with an original design by Paul Bonet.Spine slightly sunned.Rare. Gallimard Paris 1945 13,5x19cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        Paris relief - Histoire de Paris des origines à nos joeur

      Paris, Edition Chantecler, 1945, Ganzleineneinband, 80 Seiten, 8 ganzseitige Farbtafeln, 100 Bilder, mit Brille, AUFLAGE 500, Bild 7 durch Fotokopie ersetzt, Bilder 25, 29, 43 gebräunt, Einband fleckig, Rücken unter Verwendung des alten Einbandes repariert, Zustand 2- (P124A) (P124A)

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        Paris relief - Histoire de Paris des origines à nos joeur,

       1945. Paris, Edition Chantecler, 1945, Ganzleineneinband, 80 Seiten, 8 ganzseitige Farbtafeln, 100 Bilder, mit Brille, AUFLAGE 500, Bild 7 durch Fotokopie ersetzt, Bilder 25, 29, 43 gebräunt, Einband fleckig, Rücken unter Verwendung des alten Einbandes repariert, Zustand 2- (P124A) (P124A) Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Paris relief - Histoire de Paris des origines à nos joeur

      Paris, Edition Chantecler, 1945, Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband, 80 Seiten, 8 ganzseitige Farbtafeln, 100 Bilder, mit Brille, Stadtplan als Beilage, AUFLAGE 500, Einband etwas verfärbt, Gelenk zur Schauseite hin aufgeplatzt, Bindung gelockert, Zustand 3 (P58) (P58)

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        Paris relief - Histoire de Paris des origines à nos joeur,

       1945. Paris, Edition Chantecler, 1945, Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband, 80 Seiten, 8 ganzseitige Farbtafeln, 100 Bilder, mit Brille, Stadtplan als Beilage, AUFLAGE 500, Einband etwas verfärbt, Gelenk zur Schauseite hin aufgeplatzt, Bindung gelockert, Zustand 3 (P58) (P58) Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Le sursis - Les chemins de la liberté II

      Later edition.Half maroon morocco over marbled paper boards by Goy & Vilaine, spine in six compartments, gilt date to spine, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, top edge gilt, covers and spine preserved. Autograph inscription signed by Jean-Paul Sartre to Geneviève Calliat. Gallimard Paris 1945 13x20,5cm relié

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        Black and white photo signed by three Hiroshima mission pilots

      n.p., n.d.. 10" x 8". "A spectacular black and white glossy photo of Hiroshima after the bombing on August 6, 1945, 10"" x 8"". Boldly signed and inscribed by three of the significant pilots from the event, in black ink, George W. Marquardt, as ""Gge Marquardt / Pilot #91 ""Necessary Evil"", in blue ink, Paul Tibbets as ""Paul Tibbets / Pilot ""Enola Gay"", and in blue ink, Major Charles W. Sweeney as ""Charles Sweeney / Pilot ""The Great Artiste"". Near fine condition.An incredible three times signed iconic photo of the devastation created after the release of ""Little Boy"", the atomic bomb carried on board the Enola Gay, which targeted Hiroshima, piloted by Colonel Paul Tibbets. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure. Three days later, Major Charles W. Sweeney was to command the mission carrying the second A-Bomb, ""Fat Man"" to Kokura in his plane The Great Artiste. But The Great Artiste was still outfitted with scientific gear left over from being the support plane for the Hiroshima mission and there wasn't time to outfit it to carry Fat Man. So Sweeney and his crew took over Captain Frederick C. Bock, Jr.'s plane ""Bock's Car"", while Bock's crew switched to ""The Great Artiste"". Difficult weather conditions resulted in the ""Fat Man"", being dropped on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people. ""Necessary Evil"", referred to as Plane #91 and piloted by Marquardt, was assigned as a camera plane to photograph the explosion and effects of the bomb and to carry scientific observers.The Hiroshima mission may have gone without a hitch, but Nagasaki's mission was riddled with complications. The details of the two events could not be more bifurcated. From the beginning, the mission that resulted in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima overshadowed Nagasaki. When a second mission was approved, Kokura was the primary target and Nagasaki was the secondary target.The Hiroshima mission went off smoothly, the flight was uneventful, the weather cooperated, and at 8:15 A.M., bombardier Major Thomas W. Ferebee released Little Boy. The Enola Gay landed uneventfully at Tinian. The crew was greeted by an excited crowd. Pilot Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by General Spaatz. Following the ceremony the fliers were feted at a star-studded debriefing where General LeMay told the men, ""Kids, go eat, take a good shower, and sleep as much as you want!""The Nagasaki mission couldn't have been more different. Originally scheduled for August 11, 1945, the mission was advanced to August 9 due to weather concerns. That day, when one would have expected all attention to be focused on the Nagasaki strike, yet another ceremony took place to honor Tibbets and the crew of the Enola Gay.There was some confusion at the outset of the Nagasaki mission. Major Charles W. Sweeney was to command the mission in his plane ""The Great Artiste"". But ""The Great Artist"" was still outfitted with scientific gear left over from being the support plane for the Hiroshima mission and there wasn't time to outfit it to carry ""Fat Man"". So Sweeney and his crew took over Captain Frederick C. Bock, Jr.'s plane Bock's Car, while Bock's crew switched to The Great Artiste.Fat Man was aptly named. Bock's Car was overloaded by the heavy bomb. The plane lumbered down the runway. Everyone on Tinian had seen B-29s overloaded with mines and explosives crash and explode at the end of the runway when just one engine failed. The crew must have been holding their breadth watching the plane loaded with the bomb finally lift off. Sweeney and his crew were under orders to only bomb visually. When they got to Kokura they found the haze and smoke obscuring the city as well as the large ammunition arsenal that was the reason for targeting the city. They made three unsuccessful passes, wasting more fuel, while anti-aircraft fire zeroed in on them and Japanese fighter planes began to climb toward them. The B-29s broke off and headed for Nagasaki. However, because the city was built in hilly, almost mountainous terrain, it was a much more difficult target than Hiroshima. Clouds covered Nagasaki when ""Bock's Car"" arrived. Contrary to orders, weaponeer Ashworth determined to make the drop by radar if they had to due to their short fuel supply. At the last minute a small window in the clouds opened and bombardier Captain Kermit K. Beehan made the drop at 10:58 A.M., Nagasaki time. ""Fat Man"" exploded at 1,840 feet above Nagasaki and approximately 500 feet south of the Mitsubishi Steel and Armament Works with an estimated force of 22,000 tons of TNT. Unlike Hiroshima, there was no firestorm at Nagasaki. Despite this, the blast was more destructive to the immediate area, due to the topography and the greater power of Fat Man. The crew of Bock's Car should have felt some release from tension, but they had only 300 gallons of fuel remaining—not enough to get them back to Tinian, and perhaps not even to Okinawa. Sweeney had his radio operator, Sergeant Abe M. Spitzer, contact the air-sea rescue teams to alert them to the possibility of ditching. There was no answer. The rescue teams had shut down, apparently deciding Bock's Car had long returned to Tinian. When they reached Okinawa, repeated attempts to raise the tower for landing instructions went unanswered. Sweeney watched other planes taking off and landing, but knew he didn't have enough gas for protracted circling. He set off flares and finally somebody on the ground noticed. Bock's Car landed at two P.M. local time. The number two engine ran out of fuel while they were on the runway.They had a total of seven gallons of fuel left. No one was on hand to greet them. There was no ceremony. No one had even thought to have food ready for the famished crews who hadn't eaten in almost twenty-four hours.An incredible photo signed by three significant pilots from the Hiroshima mission, a very thought provoking time in history. To this day it still begs the question regarding how this event should have, or could have been handled. However, the intended result was achieved after the second bombing, and Japan announced its surrender to the Allies on August 15, six days after the bombing of Nagasaki ."

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        A l'amitié

      1945. - Paris 1945, 18x21,5cm, broché. - Prima disegnare illustrazioni di André Warnod, una delle 625 copie numerate su Johannot. autografo preziosa firmata e datata da Francesco Carco al suo amico pittore André MONTMARTROIS Dignimont: "In un primo momento Dig" Grand Meaulnes "in memoria di Alain Fournier, molto affettuosamente. La nostra copia è arricchita con una precisione scritto a mano Francesco Carco, che ha aggiunto il nome di Guillaume Apollinaire alla lista dei poeti che hanno dedicato questa poesia. Bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Premier tirage des illustrations d'André Warnod, un des 625 exemplaires numérotés sur Johannot. Précieux envoi autographe daté et signé de Francis Carco à son ami le peintre montmartrois André Dignimont : "Au cher Dig du "Grand Meaulnes" en souvenir d'Alain Fournier, très affectueusement. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une précision manuscrite de Francis Carco qui a ajouté le nom de Guillaume Apollinaire à la liste des poètes à qui est dédié ce poème. Bel exemplaire.

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        und zeugen von einem stolzen Geschlecht.

      Oslo, 1945 - 150 S. Gut erhalten. Einband randig gebräunt und braunfleckig, Ecken bestoßen und aufgeplatzt, untere Rückenkante mit kleinen Einrissen, Kanten etwas bestoßen. Schnitt gebräunt, Vorsätze etwas fleckig. Widmung a. V. überklebt, nachträglich eingeklebter Titel a. Schmutztitelblatt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 395

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        Animal Farm. A Fairy Story.

      London: Secker and Warburg, 1945. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.92. Elegantly bound in green full morocco, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, top edge gilt, section of blank leaves bound in to give the book a more pleasing thickness, marbled endpapers, original spine bound in. A fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. Orwell's magnificent allegorical novella is one of the most famous satires in the English language and was included among Britannica's Great Books of the Western World. Winner of the 1946 'Hugo' Award [Fantasy Achievement Award] (Best Novella category).

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        Thalassa dans le désert

      - Fontaine, Paris 1945, 11,5x14cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno degli ex Archi numerate 25, la nostra ingiustificata, testina di stampa. Modello Mario Prassinos basa su una composizione originale di Max Ernst. Incollato un piccolo strappo nel piede posteriore, macchie marginali luce sulla seconda, piacevole stato interiore piatto. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 25 ex numérotés Arches, le nôtre non justifié, tirage de tête. Maquette de Mario Prassinos d'après une composition originale de Max Ernst. Une petite déchirure recollée en pied du dos, légères piqûres marginales sur le deuxième plat, agréable état intérieur. Rare.

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