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        The Glass Menagerie

      New York: Random House, (1945). New York: Random House. (1945). First. First edition. Near fine in good only dustwrapper with an internal tape repair to the front wrap of a large creased tear and a small chip to base of the spine. .

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1945 - 1945 to 1948 Wisden Hardbacks Set of 4

      1945. This lot is a Set of 4 Hardback Wisdens - 1945 1946 1947 and 1948. In Very Good Condition, excellent for their age. 1945 is exceptional. 1946 has fading to spine gilts 1947 and 1948 very good for their age, better than average gilts and internally very sound.

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        World War II American prisoner of war's handwritten memoir-journal and photograph album

      U.S. Army Rhodes General Convalescent Hospital at Utica, New York, 1945. This large 12" x 14" album contains 38 pages filled with text and photographs. Ten pages contain Bourgeois's densely filled, pencil-written memoir-journal describing in detail his combat and prisoner experience Europe during World War Two. Three pages contain military-related sketches, one a tipped in drawing of a comrade lying dead on the ground. The remaining pages contain mostly pre and post war photographs. Two of the photographs show the same image, Bourgeois lying nearly naked in a hospital bed probably taken soon after his liberation. There is also a newspaper clipping, probably saved by his parents, reporting that he was missing in action. The album is soiled and edge-worn. The leaves are brittle and beginning to crumble at the margins. The text is faint but legible. Most of the photographs are in nice shape; one of the hospital photographs, which is glued inside the front cover is badly worn. This is a compelling World War II diary-memoir written by a young infantryman while convalescing after his liberation from Stalag 11B where he had been imprisoned following his capture during the Battle of the Bulge. In it, he describes the horrendous combat he faced since landing at Normandy and the savage treatment and execution of American soldiers at the hands of their German captors. Excerpts include: We crept along hedge row after hedge row . . . and it wasn't long before the Heines started shooting at us. We finally took our objective but no sooner were settling down for the night when we got a counter attack which the jerries were noted for.88's pounded in on us and all we could do was to stay and take it. . . . There were three left of us in my squad besides the sergeant. The sergeant was later killed by a direct mortar shell. . . . It was my Baptism of Fire. . .My first buddie was killed when we both ducked an incoming 88. He lay no more than six inches away from me. I had spoken to him after the 88, I looked up to finish my sentence but he did not raise his head. There was a large gushing stream of blood coming from the left side of his neck. As fear gripped me, I started to run back, but my sergeant stopped me and bawled me out saying, "only cowards run," and that why the Germans did. And so it went on for days. . . . Then it was August fifth of 44 when we attacked Mountain Hill for which we got a special medal. We took it without difficulty. The Germans let us, for next day when we went up the hill we were quickly surrounded. The Germans were clever and smart. We didn't dare fire for it would give our position away. A few tried to get back thru town. Our Walkie Talkie worked some of the time the first few days. We were desperately low on ammunition. We sent out secret scouting parties constantly. We all stood guard day and night until some of the boys started seeing imaginary Germans in the next hedge row. Six days and five nights we starved on a leaf or two of cabbage and a few green apples-six rabbits which my buddy and I dared go to a nearby farmhouse to get. Medical supplies were shot to us with artillery, but it was smashed and buried too deep in the ground to dig out. The Germans ran out of led so started using wooden bullets but the killed also-desperately and painful. The 11th of August our water gave out. The 12th the second armored division reached us. They had broken thru the German Panzers and SS troopers. We held the German prisoners with us on Mountain Hill. The twelfth when freed we begged our successor for rations, or chocolate which we all carried in our gas masks. Our combat packs also bulged with K rations. We all prayed the next day and it was then I received Holy Communion from our Chaplain who came to the front. . . . Then came the Belgium Bulge. . . . The Thirtieth Division was sent for from where we had been holding in Northern Germany. For three days and nights we rode packed in the back of a truck over Germany's coldest hills. . . . . Snipers got some of the men. . . . We stayed up almost all nite again as was the custom of doing before a dawn attack. Dawn broke thru and our artillery barked over our heads onto the town and woods just beyond. Two tanks poured point blank shells on the Germans and they flew towards the woods. Our recon had said there were few Germans there but instead there were thousands. Our two tanks pulled out and left us. The Germans quickly surrounded the town. . . . The Germans brought tanks in and fired point blank at every building killing whoever was within. Closer and closer they came and our only chance was to come out of the one room hut in which we were hiding. The Germans thru hand grenades thru the window and I was wounded in my right hip, my second wound. . . . We came out with our hands up shouting Comrade. The tables were turned on our battalion and those not killed were captured. . . .So we were captured and marched back of the German lines, being questioned about every mile and each time more of our clothing was taken from us. Our feet were frozen. . . . We were tired from no night's sleep, and days of battle and a long ride from the north but we dare not stop in fear the Germans would shoot us. We marched day and nite, eating a small piece of black bread and a bowl of soup with no seasoning each day. . . . When our men fell out they were shot or hit with rifle butts. . . . And so we kept on. . . . The twenty second of Feb. 45, we reached our final camp-Stalag 11B. There we slept on the floor with no heat. . . .Our men and many more Russians were wheeled out in wheelbarrows and buried by the prisoners. Our men were made (to) work very hard clearing bombed towns for the Germans. . . . Some more of our men were killed when made to work on a railroad. . . . The men were going crazy for want of food. . . . Soon I was unable to eat anything. I was carried to a nearby barracks where I was operated on by a French Dr. . . .I had developed several diseases besides being wounded. There was excess flem in my nose, throat and chest. I lay in an improvised cast for over a month with Bronchitis, broncial Pneumonia, the flue, measles and mastoids of both ears. But all of this didn't bother has as much as my foot and leg. . . . I begged the doctor to take my foot off. . . . Everyone had diseases and lice were as big as a pencil led and you wer covered with thousands of them. They drive you crazy. . . . I lay there with one blanket on a straw tick . . . with no clothes to put on until we were finally liberated by the Scottish on April 16, 1945. Bourgeois's personal copy of Work Horse of the Western Front: The Story of the 30th Infantry Division and a full transcript of his diary-memoir are included. Exceptionally scarce. Strong and brutal stuff . . . a side of the war we seldom hear about. Things like this help you understand why Tom Brokaw called these kids, "the Greatest Generation."

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        Zwei Alben mit Fotos von Shanghai und den gewalttätigen Auseinandersetzungen in China. Circa 400 Originalaufnahmen.

      Shanghai, Um 1925 - 1945? - Sehr interessante Aufnahmen von Walter Kuhr, der in Shanghai die AO (Auslandsorganisation der NSDAP) leitete. Ihm kam der Rang eines Gauleiters zu. - Kuhr dokumentierte die Kämpfe in der Stadt Shanghai zwischen den angreifenden Japanern und den Verteidigern unter der Führung von Chiang Kai Chek. Auf diesen Fotos werden nicht nur die Straßenkämpfe dokumentiert, sondern auch Ausrüstungsmaterial (die 15 cm Haubitzen wurden von Deutschland geliefert). Weiters wird auch das gesellschaftliche Leben anschaulich gemacht, gleicherweise wie die persönlichen Verbindungen. Von den ehemaligen Eignern wurden Fotos entfert bzw. herausgenommen, um vielleicht auch die Verbindung Kuhrs und seine Aktivitäten zu verschleiern. - Einige Fotos lose, Orig. Alben. - Siehe: Hitlers fünfte Kolonne von Voker Koop, be-bra-Verlag. - Unikate.

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        I'm Crazy" in Collier's, December 22, 1945

      The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company 1945 - An issue of Collier's magazine that includes the short story "I'm Crazy" by J.D. Salinger, which is the first appearance of Holden Caulfield in print. 82 p. Folded stapled sheets. Very Good. Mailing label on front cover. Slight roll to spine, a bit of light foxing to front cover. Bottom corner lightly bumped. Salinger would not allow this story, which is an early version of the first two chapters of Catcher in the Rye, to be reprinted. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Der Tod des Vergil

      New York: Pantheon, (1945). Red and black cloth, clippings attached to endpapers, otherwise a fine copy, the scarce dust jacket is split along one fold. Broch's masterpiece, which he began writing while imprisoned and completed after his emigration to the United States, where an English translation was published shortly before this edition. W / G 9.

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        YELLOWJACKET COMICS #6 1945-DIANA THE HUNTRESS-EDGAR ALLAN POE----VF-

      Charlton 1945 - *Yellowjacket, Diana the Huntress. *Tales of Terror, Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe. Condition: VF-

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        Historia del Condado de Castilla. 3 tomos

      Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas - Madrid 1945 - Encuadernado en plena tela de editor con titulos en dorado en el lomo y sobrecubierta. Ilustrado con laminas fuera de texto y entre textos. Canto superior pintado. Con manchitas de oxido. 1516 paginas. 26x19 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Far East.

      London: B. T. Batsford Ltd., 1945.. Octavo. Original orange cloth lettered in yellow, top edge stained red. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece after a painting by the author, 44 black and white photographs on plate paper, 14 illustrations in the text. Ends and corners a little rubbed, some very faint spotting to edges, but an excellent copy with the jacket faintly spine-tanned and a little rubbed at the ends and corners. First edition, first impression, Beaton's own copy signed "Cecil Beaton His copy - not to be taken away" on the front free endpaper, and accompanied by Beaton's original signed watercolour for the frontispiece. Far East was the photographically illustrated travelogue of the author's journey through India and China during the Second World War, on assignment from the Ministry of Information. This venture followed his previous Ministry-approved travels in the Middle East, which were published as Near East in 1943. The fine finished watercolour was executed by Beaton himself, who was as much an accomplished painter as he was a photographer, and was used for the frontispiece, as well as being published in Vogue. It appears "by Courtesy of Vogue" and is captioned "River Scene, Kweilin" in the book. Original finished paintings by Beaton that were featured in his books are rare.

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        CÍSLO 64401 MLUVÍ. PODLE VYPRAVENI ADOLFA BURGRA NAPSALI S. A O. KREJCI

      Praha (Prague), 1945. 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 Burger

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        The Unseen (Original poster for the 1945 film)

      Los Angeles: Paramount, 1945. Original US one sheet poster for the 1945 film. Based on the UK novel "Midnight House" by Ethel Lina White, published in the US as "Her Heart in Her Throat." One of a handful of films adapted for the screen by Raymond Chandler. 27.25 x 40.75 inches, linen backed and rolled. Near Fine, professionally restored, with light toning overall but bright, unfaded colors.

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        World War II American prisoner of war's handwritten memoir-journal and photograph album

      U.S. Army Rhodes General Convalescent Hospital at Utica, New York, 1945. This large 12" x 14" album contains 38 pages filled with text and photographs. Ten pages contain Bourgeois's densely filled, pencil-written memoir-journal describing in detail his combat and prisoner experience Europe during World War Two. Three pages contain military-related sketches, one a tipped in drawing of a comrade lying dead on the ground. The remaining pages contain mostly pre and post war photographs. Two of the photographs show the same image, Bourgeois lying nearly naked in a hospital bed probably taken soon after his liberation. There is also a newspaper clipping, probably saved by his parents, reporting that he was missing in action. The album is soiled and edge-worn. The leaves are brittle and beginning to crumble at the margins. The text is faint but legible. Most of the photographs are in nice shape; one of the hospital photographs, which is glued inside the front cover is badly worn. This is a compelling World War II diary-memoir written by a young infantryman while convalescing after his liberation from Stalag 11B where he had been imprisoned following his capture during the Battle of the Bulge. In it, he describes the horrendous combat he faced since landing at Normandy and the savage treatment and execution of American soldiers at the hands of their German captors. Excerpts include: We crept along hedge row after hedge row . . . and it wasn't long before the Heines started shooting at us. We finally took our objective but no sooner were settling down for the night when we got a counter attack which the jerries were noted for. 88's pounded in on us and all we could do was to stay and take it. . . . There were three left of us in my squad besides the sergeant. The sergeant was later killed by a direct mortar shell. . . . It was my Baptism of Fire. . . My first buddie was killed when we both ducked an incoming 88. He lay no more than six inches away from me. I had spoken to him after the 88, I looked up to finish my sentence but he did not raise his head. There was a large gushing stream of blood coming from the left side of his neck. As fear gripped me, I started to run back, but my sergeant stopped me and bawled me out saying, "only cowards run," and that why the Germans did. And so it went on for days. . . . Then it was August fifth of 44 when we attacked Mountain Hill for which we got a special medal. We took it without difficulty. The Germans let us, for next day when we went up the hill we were quickly surrounded. The Germans were clever and smart. We didn't dare fire for it would give our position away. A few tried to get back thru town. Our Walkie Talkie worked some of the time the first few days. We were desperately low on ammunition. We sent out secret scouting parties constantly. We all stood guard day and night until some of the boys started seeing imaginary Germans in the next hedge row. Six days and five nights we starved on a leaf or two of cabbage and a few green apples-six rabbits which my buddy and I dared go to a nearby farmhouse to get. Medical supplies were shot to us with artillery, but it was smashed and buried too deep in the ground to dig out. The Germans ran out of led so started using wooden bullets but the killed also-desperately and painful. The 11th of August our water gave out. The 12th the second armored division reached us. They had broken thru the German Panzers and SS troopers. We held the German prisoners with us on Mountain Hill. The twelfth when freed we begged our successor for rations, or chocolate which we all carried in our gas masks. Our combat packs also bulged with K rations. We all prayed the next day and it was then I received Holy Communion from our Chaplain who came to the front. . . . Then came the Belgium Bulge. . . . The Thirtieth Division was sent for from where we had been holding in Northern Germany. For three days and nights we rode packed in the back of a truck over Germany's coldest hills. . . . . Snipers got some of the men. . . . We stayed up almost all nite again as was the custom of doing before a dawn attack. Dawn broke thru and our artillery barked over our heads onto the town and woods just beyond. Two tanks poured point blank shells on the Germans and they flew towards the woods. Our recon had said there were few Germans there but instead there were thousands. Our two tanks pulled out and left us. The Germans quickly surrounded the town. . . . The Germans brought tanks in and fired point blank at every building killing whoever was within. Closer and closer they came and our only chance was to come out of the one room hut in which we were hiding. The Germans thru hand grenades thru the window and I was wounded in my right hip, my second wound. . . . We came out with our hands up shouting Comrade. The tables were turned on our battalion and those not killed were captured. . . . So we were captured and marched back of the German lines, being questioned about every mile and each time more of our clothing was taken from us. Our feet were frozen. . . . We were tired from no night's sleep, and days of battle and a long ride from the north but we dare not stop in fear the Germans would shoot us. We marched day and nite, eating a small piece of black bread and a bowl of soup with no seasoning each day. . . . When our men fell out they were shot or hit with rifle butts. . . . And so we kept on. . . . The twenty second of Feb. 45, we reached our final camp-Stalag 11B. There we slept on the floor with no heat. . . . Our men and many more Russians were wheeled out in wheelbarrows and buried by the prisoners. Our men were made (to) work very hard clearing bombed towns for the Germans. . . . Some more of our men were killed when made to work on a railroad. . . . The men were going crazy for want of food. . . . Soon I was unable to eat anything. I was carried to a nearby barracks where I was operated on by a French Dr. . . . I had developed several diseases besides being wounded. There was excess flem in my nose, throat and chest. I lay in an improvised cast for over a month with Bronchitis, broncial Pneumonia, the flue, measles and mastoids of both ears. But all of this didn't bother has as much as my foot and leg. . . . I begged the doctor to take my foot off. . . . Everyone had diseases and lice were as big as a pencil led and you wer covered with thousands of them. They drive you crazy. . . . I lay there with one blanket on a straw tick . . . with no clothes to put on until we were finally liberated by the Scottish on April 16, 1945. Bourgeois's personal copy of Work Horse of the Western Front: The Story of the 30th Infantry Division and a full transcript of his diary-memoir are included. Exceptionally scarce. Strong and brutal stuff . . . a side of the war we seldom hear about. Things like this help you understand why Tom Brokaw called these kids, "the Greatest Generation."

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        ALL STAR #24-WONDER WOMAN-HITLER-FLASH-GREEN LANTERN-DC FN

      DC 1945 - Flash, Green Lantern, Wildcat, Hawkman by Joe Kubert, The Atom, Dr Midnite. this issue features the only appearance of Mr Terrific in this series. Condition: FN

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        Bibliographia Araneorum Analyse Methodique de toute la Litterature Araneologique jusqu'en 1939. Tome 1-3

      Toulouse: Imprimerie Douladoure, 1945-1961. 3 vols: xvii,832; 5058; 591,xvi, 28 b/w plates. Hardback. Bound in buckram in 7 volumes. Paper browned. A few marginal pencil annotations. Book-plate of B.J. Kaston (1906-85), American arachnologist. Vg Original edition. Text French

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        The Pursuit of Love - In the first issue wrapper

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

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        Naked City

      New York: Essential Books,, 1945. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to front cover and spine in dark blue. Spine ends and tips a little worn, cloth darkened, front hinge cracked but holding. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, below the printed dedication to the people of New York, "+ especially to Frank McFadden, 'who helped bring The Naked City to the flickers'. Weegee. 1947." McFadden was employed by producer Mark Hellinger, who acquired the rights to the Naked City for his 1948 film, directed by Jules Dassin. Naked City, Weegee's first book of photographs, partly inspired the visual style of the film; Weegee was hired as a visual consultant for the project. His nickname (from the Ouija board) derived from his apparently psychic ability to beat authorities to the crime scene, a feat actually made possible by eavesdropping the emergency services on a portable police-band shortwave radio. He maintained a working darkroom in the trunk of his car in pursuance of this urgent street aesthetic.

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        Santana Hero dog of France

      Phoenix 1945 - Limited edition 496 of 500, with inscribed inset [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Naked City

      New York: Essential Books, 1945. 1st. cloth. Good. The 1945 1st edition, SIGNED BY WEEGEE on the title page. A working copy, Good only in its light-gray cloth. Cleanly ex-libris, with a small stamp indicating such at the title page. Masking tape crudely re-inforcing the front hinge between the pastedown and front free endpaper as well. And pronounced darkening and soiling to the boards too. Still though, tight and solid, internally quite clean and of course signed by Weegee. Octavo, 245 pgs., including wonderful gravure streetscapes and portraits thruout.

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        Santana: The Hero Dog of France

      Phoenix Press, 1945, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition, Signed by Author. Limited run of the First Edition, this is number 237 of 500 copies, each numbered and signed by the author. This copy is inscribed "To Wallace Field with kind regards of his friend Ernest Thompson Seton". It is accompanied by a hand-drawn paw print, and dated Feb 23 - 1946. Size: 8mo - over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" tall. 61 pp. Pages are tight and clean. Minimal shelfwear to the cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 pound. Category: Animals & Birds; Biography & Autobiography. Signed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 610075.

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        Naked City

      New York: Essential Books, 1945. 1st. cloth. Good. The 1945 1st edition, SIGNED BY WEEGEE on the title page. A working copy, Good only in its light-gray cloth. Cleanly ex-libris, with a small stamp indicating such at the title page. Masking tape crudely re-inforcing the front hinge between the pastedown and front free endpaper as well. And pronounced darkening and soiling to the boards too. Still though, tight and solid, internally quite clean and of course signed by Weegee. Octavo, 245 pgs., including wonderful gravure streetscapes and portraits thruout.

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        Manuscript

      Princeton, NJ 1945 - The calculations in the first two pages relate to a generalization of the general theory of relativity that Einstein was working on in connection with his unified field theory. In a paper of June 19, 1945, Einstein had proposed a generalization of the mathematical foundations of general relativity. He proposed to generalize the theory such that distances in space would be invariant (unchanging) not only under changes of the frame of reference (as in the original theory) but also invariant under so-called Hermitian transformations. In a follow-up paper of January 24, 1946 (co-written with E.G. Straus), the authors note that Pauli had shown them that the limitation to Hermitian transformations is not necessary for the theory.Indeed, in the first two pages of the document Pauli shows that a restriction to Hermitian transformations is problematic, and he suggests an even more general transformation group, and thereby provides a generalization of the alleged structure of space and time that goes further than that proposed by Einstein in his 1945 papers.The pages were very likely written for Einstein. They are not formally addressed to him, most likely because Einstein and Pauli were both at the same Institute at the time and Pauli could just put his notes in Einstein's departmental pigeonhole himself. Still, the calculations finish on a personal note: "Best regards, on Monday morning I'll come to the Institute, Yours, W. Pauli"; likely an invitation for further discussion between two of the greatest minds of the twentieth century.Einstein was at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton from 1933 to his death in 1955. Pauli was a visiting professor in 1935 and then again from 1940 to 1946. When Pauli received the Nobel Prize in 1945, Einstein gave a speech in which he called Pauli his intellectual heir. Indeed, there are many signs that Einstein and Pauli had regular contact and conversations on physics during their joint time at Princeton, and the first two pages of the manuscript are likely an important testament to their collaboration.The third page is also in Pauli's hand, but it is not directly related to the preceding pages, even though it, too, contains differential geometric calculations, related to curvature of spacetime and which paths through spacetime are the straightest ones.Pauli (1900-1958) was certainly one of the foremost theoretical physicist of modern times. He was one of the co-creators of quantum mechanics, he formulated the Pauli exclusion principle (which allows for a quantum mechanical explanation of the periodic table of chemistry), gave the first theoretical account of electron spin, and successfully predicted the elementary particle we today call the neutrino. Pauli formulated the CPT Theorem, which links the symmetries of space and time to the properties of elementary particles. For decades, he was the nexus of international correspondence on theoretical physics, maybe the last theoretician who overlooked the entire field, and was aptly called "the conscience of physics" by most of his contemporaries due to his relentless criticism of everyone's work, no matter their stature.By the age of 21 Pauli had authored a comprehensive textbook on the general theory of relativity that was immediately praised by Einstein as an astounding piece of work. It remained one of the most important textbooks on the topic for at least four decades.Thanks to Dr. Dennis Lehmkuhl of the Einstein Papers Project at Cal Tech for his help in translation and explanation.

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        Autograph envelope addressed to "Miss June Flewett", (C. S., 1898-1963, Writer & Scholar, Author of 'The Screwtape Letters')

      1945 - he has re-used an old envelope addressed to himself as 'C. S. Lewis' at Magdalen and sent it to Miss Flewett at "Kingswood, Gipsy Lane, Putney SW15", 1 side envelope, Oxford, postmarked 11th July Flewett's family lived in Barnes, southwest London, where her father was the senior classics master at St Paul's school. She and her two sisters were evacuated from London to escape The Blitz. In the summer of 1943, at the age of 16, she moved in with the Lewises at their home The Kilns, as a house keeper. Her favourite writer was C.S.Lewis and initially she had no idea she was living with the same man. She developed what she later called a "tremendous crush" on him. She was highly regarded in the household and Lewis referred to her in a letter as "without exception the most selfless person I have ever known."

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        Excellent unsigned portrait photo by Dorothy Wilding, (Rose, 1930-2002, Princess, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II, Countess of Snowdon)]

      1945 - with the photographer's name in capitals on the photo, showing her as a young girl, three quarters length, looking back over her shoulder to look at the camera , 9½" x 7" in mount 18" x 12", no place, no date, circa From a Royal Collection.

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        Autographs of Yalta Conference Members Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin.

      1945. Autographs of the three world leaders that met at the historic 1945 Yalta Conference held in Crimea. Signed by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, "October 7, 1948. W. Churchill"; President Franklin D. Roosevelt in full on a White House card; and Joseph Stalin on a clipped Stalin Prize Certificate with the USSR Seal, "J. Stalin" and "Y. Chadev" of the Council of the People's Commisars. Matted and framed with an original photograph of the three members of the conference. The entire piece measures 22.5 inches by 22.5 inches. Signatures of Stalin are exceedingly scarce. The Yalta Conference was held in the Crimea in February of 1945 brought together the 'Big Three' Allied leaders of WWII. The conference's aim was to negotiate the terms of the End of WWII and Europe's postwar reorganization, most importantly the defeat of Nazi Germany and re-establishment of the nations conquered and destroyed by Germany. In his Address to Congress on the Yalta Conference on March 1, 1945, President Roosevelt stated, "There were two main purposes in this Crimea Conference. The first was to bring defeat to Germany with the greatest possible speed, and the smallest possible loss of Allied men. That purpose is now being carried out in great force. The German Army, and the German people, are feeling the ever-increasing might of our fighting men and of the Allied armies. Every hour gives us added pride in the heroic advance of our troops in Germany--on German soil--toward a meeting with the gallant Red Army. The second purpose was to continue to build the foundation for an international accord that would bring order and security after the chaos of the war, that would give some assurance of lasting peace among the Nations of the world".

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        The Brooklyn Dodgers: An Informal History

      G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1945 - A one-of-a-kind copy: SIGNED NOT ONLY BY THE AUTHOR (FRANK GRAHAM) BUT ALSO BY 8 MEMBERS OF THE 1944 BROOKLYN DODGERS, all on the front flyleaf. SIGNED ( IN ORDER) BY EDDIE BASINSKI, FRANK GRAHAM, "FRENCHY" BORDAGARAY, EDDIE STANKY, PITCHER CURT DAVIS, CLYDE KING, TOM SLATS(?), COACH CLYDE SUKEFORTH (THE ONLY OTHER MAN IN THE ROOM PRESENT TO WITNESS BRANCH RICKEY'S HISTORIC SIGNING OF JACKIE ROBINSON) AND BILL HART. A very solid copy to boot of the 1945 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with very light chipping and creasing at the panel edes --and along the spine-- and light soiling to the panels. Octavo, part of Putnam's wonderful "team histories" series. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA]
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        Stuart Little

      New York: Harper & Brothers, [1945]. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket; [10],131pp.; illus. Jacket toned along edges, spine starting to cleanly split down the middle, rear panel a bit soiled, else a Near Fine copy in the jacket, Very Good thus.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books ]
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        Original and Carbon Material from the U.S. Navy Bombardment Survey, July 1945

      Manuscript 1945 - +++Original and Carbon Material from the U.S. Navy Bombardment Survey, July 1945+++ This small archive—from the estate of J.D. Coker, who served in the U.S. Navy on the US Strategic Bombing Survey Ships' Bombardment section, and who later became a leading official in the U.S. Atomic Preparedness programs (such as the President's Committee on Emergency Preparedness)—are mimeographs and manuscripts that comprise what seems to be the summary of the Navy's bombardment of Kamaishi, Muroran, Hitachi, Kushimoto, Shimizu and Hamamatsu. This was about the extent of the Allied naval bombardments against Japan, as it was not possible for battleships to maneuver close enough to the Japanese homeland to fire against industrial and production centers. (It may have also been the case that the aircraft used to protect the assaulting ships could have perhaps done as much damage to the targets as the ships themselves.) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Un voyageur solitaire est un diable. Lithographies originales de Mariano Andreu.

      Paris, Henri Lefèbvre, 1945. - In-4, en feuilles sous double emboitage vert illustré, couv. impr. illustr. & rempliée, 216 pp., 21 lithographies originales de Mariano Andreu dont couv., front., 14 en-têtes et 5 in-texte. Tirage à 500 ex. sur vélin de Rives. Un des 100 ex. de tête enrichi d'une suite des lithographies. Bel envoi autographe signé de l'auteur : "Ces notes d'un temps où il valait encore la peine de voyager, aujourd'hui les déplaisances du voyage en gâchent les agréments". Quelques frottements sur les arêtes de l'étui, l'ouvrage est en parfaite condition. Réf. bibliographiques : (Monod, 8419).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        [EXTENSIVE ALBUM OF OVER TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE PHOTOGRAPHS DOCUMENTING A FOUR-MONTH AMERICAN MILITARY TOUR IN JAPAN DURING THE OCCUPATION AND THE VOYAGE HOME TO SAN DIEGO, SEPTEMBER 1945 TO JANUARY 1946]

      Nagasaki; Isahaya; Kumamoto; Sasebo, 1945. 277 photographs, mostly 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches, plus five Japanese newspapers and several other clippings. Folio. Black leatherette album, front board blind stamped and gilt tooled, plastic binding rings. Front hinge detached, corners lightly worn. Photos in silver corner mounts on black card supports with captions in white ink. Clear and well-composed images throughout. Very good. A significant and thorough visual record of the early occupation of Japan in Nagasaki, Isahaya, Kumamoto, and Sasebo by the U.S. 2nd Marine Division during the last months of 1945, taken and compiled by a member of the unit, Edmond Catrow. Elements of the 2nd Marine Division participated in the Japanese occupation from September 1945 to July 1946. This album is remarkable for the level of skill in execution and the extent to which it documents a complete experience. The album begins with the embarkation of the 2nd Marine Division at Garapan Harbor in Saipan and continue with images of the convoy en route. Arriving in Nagasaki, Catrow was met with abandoned and destroyed Japanese ships and the skeletal remains of the Mitsubishi factory in the harbor. The photos from Nagasaki itself show to the destruction of the atomic bomb, and document street scenes and some of the few remaining buildings, such as the train station. There are also several pictures of the Isahaya airfield, including a number of Japanese airplanes. After Nagasaki, Catrow moved to Kumamoto where he was assigned to a Military Police company. His photos include pictures of Japanese soldiers still in uniform, numerous images of post-war life in Japan and military life at the barracks and in town for the American occupation forces, and well as a number shots of military duties and activities. During this time, Catrow apparently provided photos for the local newspaper, the Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimsun, of which five examples containing his work are tipped into the rear of this album, which also contains a picture of Catrow in front of the newspaper office. A translation of one of the articles states that, "Catro-San... keeps a sharp eye on the city as he patrols on his jeep, but he casts another 'cultural eye' on what happens around him." After a weekend leave at Mt. Aso, which is documented in twelve photographs, Catrow left Kumamoto for Sasebo, whence he was due to return to the United States. The images there concentrate on the harbor and several Japanese and American vessels, and the rest of the album is devoted to the voyage home to San Diego, including an organized wrestling match and the celebration of Christmas aboard the ship. Catrow's arrival in California is well documented, and the final images of the album are at Camp Pendleton, where he stayed while awaiting his discharge. A unique, fascinating, and complete document of a vital period in the immediate aftermath of the destruction of Nagasaki and the surrender of Japan, recorded and compiled by a talented amateur photographer and active participant in events.

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        The Pigeon Ace

      The First UK printing published by Faber in 1945 (n.d.). The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Oblong octavo. Original printed pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers. Free from inscriptions, erasures and markings. The WRAPPER is complete and is in exceptional near Fine condition with just a tiny amount of rubbing at the spine ends. The pictorial design looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. Colour illustrations throughout by the author. A beautifully produced book from The Baynard Press in London during a time of ink and paper rationing. Marx (a distant cousin of Karl) was a noted textile designer. She was commissioned by the London Passenger Transport Board to design the moquette seat fabrics for use on the seats of London buses and tube trains. In 1929 she started to design dust jackets for Chatto and Windus starting with Albrecht Dürer engravings. During World War II she produced a small run of children's titles such as this title. Scarce with such attributes. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA (Associate) PBFA]
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        Dig Down Deep Buy Twice As Many Bonds In The Mighty 7th War Loan

      1945 - Poster. Offset Lithograph. 26 x 18.5 inches. This WW II poster is in good condition and features Uncle Sam's hand offering war bonds to a man who is reaching into his pocket for money. The image implies a sense of duty and patriotism. In the background, planes and tanks advance toward the horizon, and bold yellow lettering urges the population to buy bonds. In good condition with fold lines visible. Minor edge wear and foxing.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Animal Farm. A Fairy Story

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1945 First edition, first printing. Publisher's green cloth, lettered in white; in the original green and gray dust jacket, lettered in white and green. Very good, with some light sunning to the top edges, minor rubbing to the spine ends and corners, light creasing and some faint spots to the fore edges of the pages, otherwise clean interior; unclipped dust jacket, with a tape reinforcement to the front flap fold on the verso, closed tear along the rear flap fold, hinges rubbed, a few tiny stains to the front panel, light soiling to the rear panel. Overall, a very sturdy and presentable copy in the fragile dust jacket. Animal Farm is a short dystopian novel about the rise and fall of a swine government on the fictional Manor Farm, meant as an allegory for the rise and fall of Communism in the Soviet Union. Two of the main characters are pigs named Snowball and Napoleon, representative of Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin, respectfully. Not surprisingly, both Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four were banned in the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc through Mikhail Gorbachev's Glasnost policy.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Bel-Ami Lithographies Originales de Grau Sala. Deuxieme Partie.

      Paris Chez Jean Porson 1945 - Bel-Ami Limited to 275 Copies MAUPASSANT, Guy de. Bel-Ami. Lithographies Originales de Grau Sala. Deuxieme Partie. Paris: Chez Jean Porson, [1945]. Two quarto volumes. Illustrated with color lithographs by Grau Sala. Limited to 275 copies of which this is number 224. Printed color wrappers, printed boards, matching printed slipcase. Fine. HBS 66496. $500 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Kikes expect every Joe to do his duty [leaflet title]

      [Germany], [1945]. First edition. Two-sided, offset-printed leaflet measuring 15 x 21 cm. A scarce survival of German anti-Semitic, WWII propaganda issued in 1945, ostensibly by 'Skorpion West', the propaganda unit in charge of Western Europe and as indicated by the leaflet code 'Skw 503/45'. The recto depicts two Jews and a Black entertainer (?) partying and is captioned, "The Kikes expect every Joe to do his duty," while the verso features a poem entitled "The American's Fate" that concludes: "So I'll work like Hell and never stop, / I will stay on the job until I drop. / I'll piss in my pants, / I'll shit in my shoes, / And save the world / For the God Damn Jews." Horizontal and vertical folds with some tiny nicks and closed tears; red ink slighly bled through on verso. A Very Good example. (See the inestimable psywar.org website; in Kirchner).

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        J.D.C. PRIMER

      New York; American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. 1945. LooseLeaf. Bound material. 4to. [4], 111 pages. 30 cm. First edition. Primer produced by the research department, containing descriptions and statistical information on JDC programs and countries of operation up to 1945. With a history of the JDC, phases of emergency relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction programs, 'Fight against Extermination' [pgs. 92-111]. Subjects: Jewish refugees - History - 20th century. World War, 1939-1945 - Jews - Rescue. Jewish refugees. American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee - History. American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Jews - Rescue. World War (1939-1945) . Jews - Europe - Economic conditions. Jews - Economic conditions. OCLC lists 4 copies (USHMM, Harvard, Brandeis, HUC) , none in New York. Lightly aged; clean and fresh. Very good condition. (HOLO2-123-40) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Buchenwald

      Het Centrum, Den Haag (The Hague) 1945 - Folio (13 1/2 x 8 1/4"). 32pp. Original illustrated paper portfolio. Photo-illustrated title page. A collection of 24 drawings (including covers) by Henri Pieck, a survivor of the Buchenwald concentration camp, depicting the atrocities and dreadful conditions in the Nazi death camp.Six of the twenty-four drawings are double-page, and all are signed and dated in the plate.Some age-toning, sporadic creasing and tiny chipping along edges of portfolio. Pages slightly and evenly age-toned. Text in Dutch and English. Portfolio in overall good- to good, interior in good to very good condition. About the artist: Henri Christiaan Pieck (1895-1972) was born in Den Helder, Netherlands. He had a twin brother Anton. Both brothers would have successful careers as artists. Henri's talent was recognized early, and he began drawings lessons while a young boy. In 1912, he moved to Amsterdam where he joined the Communist Party in 1914. Pieck became a painter, with a special interest in portraits of dancers and scenes of working class life. He was also a commercial artist and illustrator. By 1920, he was receiving major commissions, such as a series of paintings for the Scala Theater in The Hague. In May 1940, Germany occupied the Netherlands. They installed a civil administration under the control of the SS, staffed chiefly by German and Austrian born Nazis. As a member of the Communist underground, Henri Pieck helped produce the journal De Vonk. He was arrested by the Germans on June 9, 1941, for resistance activities. He was interned in Scheveningen prison and the German police transit camp Amersfoort. In April 1942, Pieck was deported to the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany. His artistic talent gave him some protection in the camp and he did portraits and other drawings and paintings for the SS guards. Pieck was part of the Dutch section of the International Camp Committee, and they provided him with materials to record the atrocities and dreadful conditions in the camp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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