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        The War Speeches: Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, and Secret Session Speeches...

      London: Cassel and Company Ltd. 1941-1946. COMPLETE FIRST EDITION seven-volume set of Churchill's War Speeches. "In the dark days and darker nights when England stood alone -- and most men save Englishmen despaired of England's life -- he mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." So spoke President John F. Kennedy of Winston Churchill as the United States declared the former prime minister an honorary american citizen in 1963.London: Cassel and Company Ltd., 1941-1946. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jackets. Books with mild foxing to edges (much less than is usual); dust jackets with slight discoloration and minimal edgewear, otherwise bright and clean copies. Into Battle with tape on inside of dust jacket running along top edge; The Unrelenting Struggle is neatly price clipped at bottom right corner of dust jacket; The Dawn of Liberation with light spotting along right side of front panel; Secret Session Speeches with trivial spotting on top left corner of front panel and on left side of back panel as well.Note: The first editions of the War Speeches were printed on cheap wartime paper, bound in coarse cloth, and with fragile dust jackets, making very good collectible copies such as these extremely difficult to find. Fine / Very Good....

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        When the Going Was Good

      First Impression London Duckworth 1946 First Impression Publisher's canary yellow cloth lettered in dark blue, with a color frontispiece of the author by Henry Lamb and a folding map tipped in facing p. 196. Octavo, 318 pages (including the index). Near Fine, with the spine ends crimped and toning to the edges of the boards, in an unusually presentable, Near Fine or better example of the scarce pictorial dust, priced at 15/- net, that seems to have benefited from skillful restoration along the edges, top and bottom.Near Fine Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Weegee's People

      Duell, Sloan & Pearce. Good in Fair dust jacket. 1946. Hardcover. Edge tears to jacket. No marks or creases, very clean copy. Private collector, not x-library. After the success of Naked City, Fellig celebrates with his camera the lighthearted spirit of post-War New York. .

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        Eight Manuscript Poems.

      (c. 1946). Octavo. (8)ff. A manuscript poetry chapbook handmade by Robert Frost and inscribed by the poet with the dedication, "A Preview / for Nita and Doc / from / R. F. / After a good Bread Loaf / 1946." "Doc" refers to Frost's friend Reginald Cook, a Middlebury professor who was the director of the Bread Loaf School of English for many years. Frost met Cook in the mid-1920s, and they remained friends until the poet's death in 1963. Cook kept written records of his conversations with Frost and transcribed his lectures, and he later published the book Dimensions of Robert Frost in 1958. This collection of poems was presented to Cook and his wife after his first session as director in 1946. The eight verses copied in Frost's hand are "To an Ancient," "Something to Hope For" (published as "Something for Hope"), "One Step Backward Taken," "Why Wait for Science," "But He Meant It" (re-titled "The Broken Drought"), "The Courage to Be New," "A Mood Apart," and "Bravado." These were a preview of some of Frost's new poems, all of which would be published in his 1947 collection Steeple Bush. Apart from the changes of title, most of the poems appear in the chapbook exactly as they would in publication. However, in the chapbook, "Courage to Be New" is followed by a four line postscript, and four changes in wording were made to lines in "Something for Hope." These changes reveal slight shifts in sound and sense, showing how Frost continued to edit and refine his work. Bound together in side-stitched self-wrappers. Very fine.

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        Pierre-Eugène Clairin

      First edition of only 100 copies, numbered by Pierre-Eugène Clairin on pur fil de Lana paper, plus a few hors commerce copies.Text by Albert Camus.With 7 etchings, 2 drypoints and three original lithographs (one in colors) by Pierre-Eugène Clairin, who has signed eight of the illustrations in pencil.A little light marginal worming, a good copy complete with its chemise and slipcase (with flaps).Rare.% Rombaldi Paris 1946 29x39cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        Lettres à un ami allemand

      First swiss edition published a few months after the first edition.Autograph inscription from Albert Camus to Jacqueline Danne : "... ces lettres... écrites au temps de la Peste, avec la fidèle sympathie d'Albert Camus [these letterswritten at the time of The Plague, with the faithful best wishes of Albert Camus]."A good copy. Marguerat Lausanne 1946 12,5x19cm broché

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        L'aigle à deux têtes

      First edition, one of 8 numbered copies on Japon imperial paper, the tirage de tête.A fine copy. Gallimard Paris 1946 15x21cm broché

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        Testimonios

      First edition. HAndsome signed and dated autograph inscription in French from Victoria Ocampo to the singer (Jane) Bathori, who was the partner of the comedian Andrée Tainsy : "... qui a travaillé pour la musique en Argentine with tant de générosité and de chaleur..."Iconography.Spine sunned. Editorial Sudamericana Buenos Aires 1946 14x20,5cm broché

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        Lilly May and Dan Two Children of the South

      Home Mission Board Southern Baptist 1946 - Squarish 12 mo in wraps, tight and bright, light wear at tip, no other marks or detractions, ellse VG to NFINE. This book was illustrated by Lois Mailou Jones, ".an artist who painted and influenced others during the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, during her long teaching and artistic career. Jones was the only African-American female painter of the 1930s and 1940s to achieve fame abroad." --wikipedia. Her work is in major collections. Scarce ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Plakat - Neues Deutschland. Zentralorgan der Sozialistischen Einheitspartei. Die Zeitung des schaffenden Volkes.. Orig. -Lithographie.

      61 x 43 cm im Rahmen der Zeit, Min. beschienen Vom Gestalter monogramiert: B. - Von 1946 bis 1989 war die Zeitung in der DDR das Zentralorgan der Sozialistischen Einheitspartei Deutschlands (SED). Ab Dezember 1989 bis Anfang 2007 befand sich die Zeitung über eine GmbH im Besitz der Nachfolgepartei PDS

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        L'Honneur des poètes. Manuscrit autographe.

      . A manuscript autograph appeared in the Ark No. 18-19 of 7 August 1946 against dishonor poets Peret.1946 9 feuillets in-8 (20,7 x 13,3 cm) foliotésen feuilles

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        The Baker Street Journal. An Irregular Quarterly of Sherlockiana.

      New York, Ben Abramson 1946-7. The scarce first eight numbers (two years) of the famous journal which has been in print ever since it first appeared in 1946. Named after the original Irregulars, a group of street urchins whom Holmes would employ for a shilling a day (plus expenses), with a guinea prize (worth one pound and one shilling) for a vital clue, The Baker Street Irregulars is an organisation of Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts founded in 1934 by Christopher Morley. Members have included Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Rex Stout and Isaac Asimov. The BSI is considered the pre-eminent Sherlockian group in the United States and convenes every January in New York for a weekend of study, debates and celebration. This set compises the first two volumes of quarterlys, in original printed yellow wrappers. Some trivial toning to spines otherwise in truly fine condition, housed in a gilt-titled black buckram box.

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        Vingt-cinq-et-un poèmes

      First edition.Illustrated with drawings by Hans Arp.Handsome inscription from Tristan Tzara to Julien Gracq.A few slight insignificant scuffs to covers.With a black morocco-like shagreen chemise and edged slipcase.  Editions de la revue Fontaine Paris 1946 14,5x19,5cm broché

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        Matthew Flinders' Narrative of his Voyage in the Schooner Francis: 1798. Preceded and Followed by Notes on Flinders, Bass, the Wreck of the Sidney Cove, &c, by Geoffrey Rawson.

      Small folio. Original green full morocco, blocked in gilt, top edges gilt; pp. 100[2]; 9 wood-engravings by John Buckland Wright, these printed in dark green; spine slightly darkened otherwise a very good copy in the slipcase. One of 750 numbered copies, this one of 100 specially bound.. "Another book of daring exploration in our Sea Series. I tried to produce these stories of high adventure in an exciting way, and planned to make the book a symphony in green." (Cockalorum 170). The author Geoffrey Rawson's own copy, with his bookplate. Also loosely inserted are: 1) A two page autograph letter (16.4.54) on Golden Cockerel Press headed paper from Christopher Sandford to Geoffrey Rawson (with a chip to top edge and some browning). Sandford, the proprietor of the Golden Cockerel Press, discusses the reviews that Rawson's Nelson's Letters had received. "The Birmingham Post gave us a splendid review; the TLS a long but stupid one - they would!; and Time and Tide a so-so one". He goes on to say that further review copies will be sent out. Sandford then makes an interesting economic point. "Times are not good for selling expensive books but I am satisfied with the progress of Nelson. I feel it is sterling worth and will continue to sell itself out slowly. Of course one cannot compare its sales with those of Flinders which came out at such a good time when everyone had money and little to spend it on." 2) A typed royalties statement (1 June 1955) to Geoffrey Rawson on Golden Cockerel Press headed paper detailing sales from 1954 - 1955. This statement would seem to confirm Sandford's assessment of the marketplace in the letter detailed above. In the year from April 1954 to March 1955 the Press sold 5 ordinary and 2 special copies of Nelson's Letters and 2 ordinary copies of Flinders' Narrative, netting Rawson a total of 2 pounds 8 shillings and 4 pence. 3) A short typed letter (22 May 1947) to Geoffrey Rawson from John King Davis, the dedicatee of the book, thanking him for the copy that had been sent to him and for the honour of the dedication, "Although I feel quite unworthy of the distinction you have conferred upon me, I am most appreciative of your kindness, and thank you for it." 4) A long autograph airletter from John King David to Geoffrey Rawson (6 June 1947). King fulsomely thanks Rawson again for dedicating the book to him before discussing the state of India. This leads into a discussion of what Rawson might include in his upcoming book on the Antarctic before discussing the sorry state of Australian politics.

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        Vingt-cinq-et-un poèmes

      Editions de la revue Fontaine. First edition in parts on ordinary paper. Handsome autograph inscription from Tristan Tzara to Raymond Queneau.With 12 full-page drawings by Hans Arp. Editions de la revue Fontaine Paris 1946 14x19,5cm broché

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        Photograph Album relating to U.S. Military Forces, the Burma Road & the India-Burma-China Petroleum Pipeline during World War II.

      1942- 1946. Photo album 11 x 10 inches containing 153 photos ranging in size from 2 x 3 inches to 4 x 5 inches. Very good condition. An album of photos (153 total) relating to U.S. presence in Burma and China with the building of the Burma Road and to the work of the 780 Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company. There are three sections of photos (see below). In the first section photos are captioned. At the back of the album is written the name John Barry Williams with dates 6/23/42 - 1/15/46. Also included is a map of Burma on sheet 14 x 9 3/4 inches with Note in the lower margin "This Map Published according to the approval of the Special Press Advisor Lahore vide his Memo No. 162/2838-P.B. Dated 30th. Janu 1943."China" 6 sepia (or faded color) photos 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches - views of the Burma Road and one photo of "Washburn and Jap Flag - Standing on Air Compression Tank."48 black and white photos each approx. 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches with some 2 x 3 inches - Kunming, Tsuyung, agricultural work, women and children working on the Burma Road, more views of the Road some with military vehicles, the Salween River Bridge, the Kunming Valley "780 engineer Petroleum Distribution Co. Pipeline. India - Burma - China 1944 & 1945" Sub-heading "India" 7 black and white photos each approx. 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches with 4 which are 2 x 3 inches, photos of the platoon Sub-heading "Burma" 5 black and white photos Sub-heading "India" 3 black and white photos Sub-heading "China" 74 black and white photos "Burma and China" 10 black and white photos 4 x 5 inches.

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        Ein Psycholog erlebt das Konzentrationslager. (=Österreichische Dokumente zur Zeitgeschichte ; 1)

      Verlag Jugend u. Volk, Wien 1946 - Erste Ausgabe, illustierte original Broschur, 8°, 130 Seiten; etwas berieben de 500 Buch [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Les manifestes du surréalisme suivis de Prolégomènes à un troisième Manifeste du surréalisme ou non

      New edition, first in part, one advance (service de presse) copy.With an autograph inscription from André Breton to Roger Lannes.  Editions du Sagittaire Paris 1946 12x19cm broché

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED

      Hamden, CT, 1946. Two pages, in ink, on recto and verso of quarto sheet of personal letterhead. Old folds for mailing, otherwise fine. Folding cloth case. Addressed simply: "Gnädigste," and likely to Lucy Tal, his advisor on German language publication, and wife of Viennese publisher Ernest Peter Tal, who emigrated to the U.S. as a consequence of the war. Wilder writes in regard to a return to publication of his work in Germany, noting: "I'd practically forgotten about the war when that little British reminder crept up on me. As to the publishing, there's nothing I want out of it except one thing: since you are no longer publishing, I want my freedom, so as to start all over again. Herlitschka as the translator, but publication centered in Berlin. I've been told that whatever may be the legal, property status of the rights in Austria I am now free to make a separate German publishing arrangement. I'm not impatient myself, but the large amount of letters I get from Germany show that there are readers there waiting." In regard to another unspecified matter, he notes "I don't remember giving any advice ... My mistakes have been as helpful to me as my more judicious actions." He closes, extending Christmas and New Year wishes, noting "I'm starting off to Mexico on January 15th to work. work. work." Signed "Cordially Ever Thornton Wilder."

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        L'enseigne de Gersaint

      Ides et calendes. First edition, one of 60 numbered copies on Ingres Guarro, tirage de tête. A nice copy. Ides et calendes Genève 1946broché

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        La Fontaine aux trois miracles.

      Au Moulin de Pen-Mur 1946 - Illustrations de PERRAUDIN. Paris, Au Moulin de Pen-Mur, 1946, in-4, en feuilles, couverture rempliée, titre imprimé en marron, sous étui et emboîtage cartonné beige, 246 pages. Paul PERRAUDIN (1907-1990), peintre officiel de la Marine depuis 1943 a longuement pratiqué l'enseignement aux Arts Décoratifs. Sa perception très poétique du réel le rattache au mouvement des Peintres de la Réalité Poétique. Les lithographies originales de Paul PERRAUDIN, en deux tons, illustrent cet ouvrage qui conte les guérisons miraculeuses qui s'opèrent, chaque année au moment de la Pentecôte grâce à cette source. Envoi de l'auteur. Tirage limité à 500 exemplaires numérotés. Un des 5 exemplaires sur vélin pur chiffon à la main du Moulin de Pen-Mur (N°4). Exemplaire enrichi d'un dessin original, d'une aquarelle originale avec un envoi de l'artiste, de deux suites des états en un et deux tons. Petites usures à l'emboîtage, étui légèrement insolé. Livres

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        Aquarell-Tuschzeichnung: Sepiafarbene Feldlandschaft mit Strom- u. Telefonleitungen.

      1946 - Dargestellt ist eine bärunlich-grünen Tönen gehaltene Wiese an der sich Telegraphenstangen langziehen bis zu einem Gehöft im Bildhintergrund. Bildgröße: 44 x 53 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Glas gerahmt ( Künstlerrahmung: Rahmenmaß: 64 x 73 cm ). Das Bild unten rechts mit *Turlach* signiert und mit *(19)46* datiert. Das Bild etwas fleckig, der Rahmen etwas beschädigt.>>>Turlach wurde 1902 in Hamburg geboren und verstarb 1996 ebenda. ( vergleiche den umfangreichen Eintrag zu Turlach im *Rump: Lexikon der bildenden Künstler Hamburgs*<<<. ( Bei größeren Bildern leider nur Selbstabholung oder selbst organisierter Abtransport, hier ist kein Versand möglich ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        McSorley's Wonderful Saloon

      The Porcupine Press 1946 - First British edition. 253 p. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering. Very Good. No jacket. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper to the former owner in blue ink: "For V.H. / Kindest regards / and best wishes / Joseph Mitchell / December 1969." A few pages edges irregularly cut, with some occasional creasing. Gilt a bit rubbed. The author's best-known work, quite uncommon signed. Inscribed during Mitchell's long period of writer's block when he wrote nothing for The New Yorker. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        La Mort et les Statues

      Paris: Editions du Compas, 1946. Paperback. First edition, limited to 475 copies. Very Good paperback with light soiling and moderate foxing to the covers, a touch of foxing to the first page, and a small stain at the gutter of one spread, in the original glassine cover which is separated at one fold and is lacking a third of the front housed in the publisher's card slipcase which is soiled and marked with colored pencil on one side, worn at the opening, and has a short split at one seam. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. In October 1941 the Vichy government decreed that statues of ?no artistic or historic importance? could be unbolted and used for scrap metal. In December, before the statues were sent to Germany to be melted down and at considerable risk to himself, the photographer Pierre Jahan photographed the requisitioned works in a warehouse yard in the XIIth arrondissement of Paris. The photographs were published in 1946 with text by Jean Cocteau. "Arguably the best French photobook to look back on the war in its immediate aftermath...these simple pictures of junked statues speak strongly about loss, about barbarism, about the trashing of culture, and other issues of great importance." [Parr & Badger] Photographs by Pierre Jahan; text by Jean Cocteau. #83 from an edition limited to 450 copies and 25 hors commerce. Unpaginated, printed on Velin pur fil de Lana, with Cocteau's handwritten preface in facsimile laid-in, as issued [52 pages]; 20 full-page gravure-printed b&w plates; 10.25 x 13.25 inches. List of plates. Ref: Parr & Badger, Photobook: A History, Vol. I, p.194-195.

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        La dame aux camà lias. Illustrations de Pallavicini

      1946 - 8vo., original pink stiff card wrappers with glassine and slipcase. Spine sunned otherwise a very good copy. First edition thus, limited to 1060 copies, this letter "C" of 10 "ad personam" lettered copies. The limitation calls for these copies to have three original signed plates but this only has two with no sign of a third being excised. Inscribed "A ma tres chere Fleur de Federico 26 August 50." Fleur Cowles toured Europe after WW2 researching printing techniques for her projected new magazine Flair. "With delight, in Paris, Rome and Milan I studied the techniques and presses, sought out handmade papers, talked with designers. I returned enriched by their experience and genuine helpfulness. I found a brought with me Prince Pallavicini, a gifted artist-designer escapee from Hungary whom I found in Milan, and for whom I arranged a stateless person's passport." [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        U.S.A. Trilogy: The 42nd Parallel; Nineteen Nineteen; and The Big Money [3 Volumes]

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946. Signed Limited Edition. Very Good. Signed. 3 vols. Limited illustrated edition, first thus. One of 365 copies [of which 350 were for sale] signed by John Dos Passos and the illustrator Reginald Marsh. Fine, with a small strip of toning to cloth at spine ends. Top edges with exceptionally bright and fresh gilt, though one volume has a small, faint scuff. In Very Good un-printed dust jackets with title windows; spine panels a bit toned and lightly worn. In Very Good publisher's slip case, with rubbing and glue repairs to joints.

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        Research Portfolio of English solicitor Sir Robert Ricketts, with Letters from WWII Vice-Consul in Spain. Investigations Into Spy Episode Which Formed the Basis for the Movie THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS

      England, 1946-2004, 1946. Research portfolio of English solicitor Sir Robert Ricketts, 7th Baronet Ricketts, endeavoring to ascertain the particulars of the "true incident" which inspired the plan for Operation Mincement, and the fate of the mysterious 'Man Who Never Was.' Comprises 3 signed letters, 9 photographs, 17 newspaper articles and announcements, 1 calling card, 2 maps, and 7 pages of personal notes. Of special interest are two early letters from 1946 by Captain Guy Dingwall Williams, Vice-Consulate and Assistant British Naval Attaché in Madrid, who collected some of the deceased aviator's garments at the site of the Barrosa Catalina crash near Cadiz one year prior to Operation Mincement. The third letter is from Ralph Bennett, author and historian who worked for four years at Bletchley Park as a senior producer of the intelligence (Ultra). Documents and photographs range in size; the manuscript notes are initialed R.C.R. [Robert Cornwallis Ricketts]; the lot is in excellent condition, contained in plastic sleeves in a binder, neatly organized and indexed for easy reference. One of the most successful wartime deceptions ever attempted was a scheme called "Operation Mincemeat," a plan to deceive the Germans into believing that Allied forces were planning to attack in Greece, as opposed to their true aim, Sicily. To this end, the British carefully prepared a corpse, disguised as a British Royal Marines officer, and carrying a briefcase of secret documents. These papers, complete with original signatures from the War Office, together with proper identification proving the concocted identity of a Major Martin, and typical personalia of a military man, revealed a fictitious Allied plan for an invasion of Greece, coined "Operation Brimstone." From a submarine, at 4:15 am on 30 April 1943, the body was made to drift onto the shores of Spain. The body of 'Major Martin' was found at around 9:30 am by a Spanish fisherman. it was taken to Huelva by Spanish soldiers, where it was handed over to a naval judge. Upon performing an autospy and other investigations, the Spanish deemed the man to have died from 'asphyxiation through immersion in the sea.' The information was passed to the Germans on May 8th, and the German intelligence department did in fact accept the documents as authentic, subsequently diverting much of their defensive effort from Sicily to Greece. Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel was sent to Greece to assume command. The Germans transferred a group of "R boats" from Sicily, laid three additional minefields off the Greek coast, and moved three panzer divisions to Greece from other fronts. With the Allied invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky, which lasted from 9 July to 17 August 1943, the island of Sicily was successfully taken from the Axis powers (Italy and Germany). Since the epic wartime deception, questions have arisen as to the body's true identity, as well as the origin of the scheme itself. The present archive is the work of one man who was seeking to answer the question of origin. Sir Robert Cornwallis Gerald St Leger Ricketts (1917-2005), 7th Baronet Ricketts, was a solicitor who practised at Stroud, in Gloucestershire He graduated from Magdalene College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, in 1943 with a Master of Arts (M.A.). In 1944 he was in Spain, serving with the army as Assistant Deputy Fortress Commander at Gibraltar. From 1945 to 1946 he was Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey. He a practising solicitor in 1949, and became a partner of Wellington & Clifford. His wife, who is seen with him in one of the photographs, was Anne Theresa Ricketts, a daughter of British politician Sir Stafford Cripps who Churchill appointed ambassador to the Soviet Union in 1942. She was made CBE for her work as chairman of the National Association of Citizens' Advice Bureaux. Their son, Robert Tristram Ricketts, 8th Baronet, was born on April 17 1946. [The Ricketts baronetcy had been created in 1828 for Sir Robert Tristram Ricketts, an admiral in the Royal Navy who served the Napoleonic Wars and in the War of 1812.] A morbidly clever World War II strategy which utilized a human corpse for a grand deception is investigated by British nobleman Sir Robert Cornwallis Gerald St Leger Ricketts (1917-2005) who is particularly interested in the "true story" - the inspiration for the unusually macabre plot devised by the otherwise conservative and high-principled British Government. As a young lad serving in the Royal Army during the Second World War, Ricketts was posted in Gibraltar the year after "Operation Mincemeat", and only two years after the preceding tragic incident which occurred on a Gibraltar beach in September 1942, the latter of which he believed inspired the former - a most egregious yet victorious 1943 British Intelligence Strategy. According to a captioned photograph taken on the grounds of Government House in January 1944, Ricketts was serving as Assistant Deputy Fortress Commander at Gibraltar, and evidently acquainted with three of the Governor's assistants. These connections surely provided Ricketts with details then unknown to the public, enough to pique his curiosity and raise further questions, in particular of the crash of an RAF FP119 seaplane Barrosa Catalina near Cadiz in 1942, and of the body of the plane's pilot, Eric Turner, to be washed ashore with a secret letter for authorities still present in his pocket. Seeking primary source information, in 1946 Ricketts wrote to his friend Captain Guy Dingwall Williams "Don Guido" (1889-1959), who was British Vice-Consulate in Spain during the war. The portfolio contains two (2) response letters from Williams, specifically recollecting details surrounding the RAF seaplane crash of 1942. Affixed to the letter, Williams includes three news clippings pertaining to the incident. Residing with his wife Nina in Cadiz at the time, Guy Williams describes scouring the shore and finding some clothing which belonged to Lieutenant Turner of the felled aircraft. Excerpts from letters by Captain Williams, dated 13 and 26 March, 1946, respectively : "Now, with regard to the Barrosa Catalina... as far as I was involved... 18th October 1942,, we picked up a pyjama coat marked E.J. Turner..." "... the Catalina crashed on or about the 25th September 1942, and when we went down on Sunday the 27th, our keeper told us that he had heard an explosion... that the day before, viz. Saturday the 26th (?)... the two bodies had been washed up and also a dispatch case with papers on the beach within half a mile of our little house." "... the Spanish Authorities warned Algeciras who in their turn told Gibraltar... Bobby... brought the bodies back and when they were searched in Gibraltar an envelope containing the most "Top secret" letter addressed to the Governor of Gibraltar was found in a pocket..." "... what had been picked up... several lists of names... must have been some form of black list. Further bodies and wreckage were washed up afterwards." "Collie [British Consul at Cadiz] at one time assured me that the Spaniards knew everything... the Admiral at San Fernando was very pro-German..." "Collie from Cadiz... had been told for a fact that the papers found on the beach had been sent up by hand by a naval officer called Cuvillo very urgently and with strict orders that he was to hand them personally to Franco in Madrid, and that Franco passed them on at once to the German Embassy, who said they were too late to do anything but they sent them to Berlin. I do not think this can be very true... Berlin could have found plenty of time to look into the question of the huge North African convoy crossing the Atlantic..." We also find a signed letter addressed to Ricketts, 28 June 1994, from Ralph Bennett, an author and historian who worked at Bletchley Park during the Second World War. In his letter he mentions Bletchley's 'Ultra' Secret; he acknowledges receipt of notes from Ricketts on the 1942 crash which inspired the movie 'The Man Who Never Was'; and he discusses his books. [Bennett wrote, "Behind the Battle: Intelligence in the War with Germany, 1939-45," published in London, 1994, and several other works on Second World War intelligence.] In 1953 Ricketts travelled to Spain with his wife Anne Theresa to visit the beach where the bodies and debris had been found in 1942, staying at the residence of Guy Williams. A photograph here shows the Ricketts, together with Williams and his wife Nina, as well as the affluent wine and sherry merchant John Harvey, at the Madrid airport. [Ricketts most likely became friends with Captain Guy Dingwall Wiliams during the war while both were in Spain. Popularily known as Don Guido, Captain Wiliams was sent to Cadiz to control revolutionary activities in Spain and to set up a so-called anti-Bolshevik Department. They later had a connection through family as well, Ricketts' wife being the daughter of Sir Stafford Cripps, and Guy Williams' sister having married Lady Islabel Cripps' brother.] Also of interest, he includes a photograph of Lieutenant General Sir Frank Noel Mason-MacFarlane, Governor of Gibraltar from 1942 to 1944, and the intended recipient of the letter being carried by aviator Turner. This image makes an interesting diplomatic connection between Governor MacFarlane and Ricketts' father-in-law Sir Stafford Cripps by way of a 1941 mission to Moscow. The important discovery in 1996 which finally revealed the true name of the body used for Operation Mincemeat, and which was substantiated with an official statement by the British Government, evidently re-ignited Ricketts' interest in the mysterious affair. Having consistently gathered more information through the decades, in 1997 he began making manuscript notes, continuing until the year before his passing in 2004, to connect the details and summarize the events of this great puzzle. [In 1996 Roger Morgan, an amateur historian from London, uncovered an array of evidence in the Public Record Office revealing the identity of the corpse, not as that of a Major Martin, but that of a Welsh labourer named Glyndwr Michael. Research done by historian Christopher Andrew came to the same conclusion, which he published in his book on the history of the Secret Service entitled "The Defence of the Realm". Cementing the theory, at least for most, in 1998, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission added an inscription on Major Martin?s grave in Huelva which reads "Glyndwr Michael served as Major William Martin." The research of Canadian Professor Denis Smyth, published in 2010 in his book, "Operation Mincemeat: Death, Deception and the Mediterranean D-Day", would further supporting these claims.] A fascinating war story still shrouded with ongoing controversy, most of the speculation surrounds the proof of true identity of the body. Others such as Baron Ricketts, seek to uncover the roots of the bizarre and ingenious plan. It is most widely accepted that approximately one month after the Turner crash, British intelligence officer Charles Cholmondeley of MI5 outlined a plan based on the tragedy, a plan which was improved upon by Ewen Montagu, Naval intelligence officer and Judge Advocate of the Fleet. Historian and author Ben Macintyre and others, believe that the plan was conceived by Ian Fleming, an assistant to the head of British Naval Intelligence, and later the creator of James Bond. Fleming evidently claims that he'd lifted the idea from a detective novel. .

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        La Rapée".

      Editions du Pavois 1946 - Vingt-trois pointes sèches par André JACQUEMIN. Paris, Editions du Pavois, 1946, in-4, en feuilles, sous couverture rempliée, titre imprimé en rouge, sous emboîtage cartonné, 84 pp. Ouvrage dans lequel André JACQUEMIN, illustre de manière personnelle, le destin tragique d'une femme de notaire devenue clocharde et qui mit fin à ses jours sur le Pont Neuf. Texte orné de sept in-texte, huit bandeaux, et huit culs-de-lampe, gravés sur cuivre par André JACQUEMIN. Tirage limité à 285 exemplaires. Un des 250 exemplaires sur papier pur Chiffon des papeteries de Rives. Livres

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        SAGGIO SULLA VIRTU' E IL MERITO

      EINAUDI, 1946. ITALIANO 0,12 Vol. n. 59 della collana, a cura di Eugenio Garin, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo, coperta morbida illustrata leggermente ingiallita e con lievi segni di usura ai bordi, con velina USATO

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        Anglers Guide to Tasmania With maps and photographs

      Launceston: The Examiner Press. December1946. 'Second edition' [really a second impression of the first issue of August 1946]. Small 8vo. 96pp, 5 sketch maps (2 full-page), 2 city street plans, illustrations & advertisements. Stapled in pictorial wrappers, as issued; the spine a little sunned, slight crease across the foot of the front cover. A very good clean copy. .

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        Dachau

      Ljubljana: Ljudska pravica [] 1946 - 4º, [1] printed title, 32 images, [1] index. Original colour printed card cover, staples. Good condition, binding hardly noticeable age toned with soft folds, paper slightly age-toned, manuscript signature in ink on title page. One of the earliest published series of images of a concentration camp after the WW II. - A series of 32 images from the concentration camp in Dachau were based on the sketches made in situ, by an academic painter Bruno Vavpoti?, who was a prisoner in Dachau between 1943 &#150; 1945. The collection is dedicated to "all the victims of Dachau". The book was published by a Slovenian press "Ljudska pravica", the follower of the underground Partisan press, in 1946, just one year after the end of the WW II. The images show the prisoners, bodies, crematorium, tents of the liberators (Allies), Bruno Vavpoti? (2904-1995) was a Czech born artist, who received his education in art and theatre design in Ljubljana, Vienna and Prague. After the WW II he returned to Slovenia, after he lived until his death. The cover of the book is designed as a prison uniform of the Dachau prisoners. Biblography: Znidar?i?, Asta: Vavpoti?, Bruno (1904&#150;1995). Slovenska biografija. Slovenska akademija znanosti in umetnosti, Znanstvenoraziskovalni center SAZU, 2013. (12. januar 2017). Izvirna objava v: Slovenski biografski leksikon: 13. zv. Trubar - Vodaine.Alfonz Gspan, Jo&#158;e Munda in Fran Petrè Ljubljana, Slovenska akademija znanosti in umetnosti, 1982.

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        Miracle de la rose

      L'arbalète 1946 - - L'arbalète, Lyon 1946, 23,5x28,5cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edition originale imprimée à 475 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil. Reliure à la bradel de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage écru, nom de l'auteur en caractères rouges au dos. Agréable exemplaire malgré le dos très légèrement décoloré sans gravité. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition printed in 475 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper. Binding to bradel editor "cartonnage" ecru, the author's name in red on the back. Pleasant copy despite the back very slightly discolored without gravity. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyages de Gulliver

      Editions du Nord 1946 - - Editions du Nord, Bruxelles 1946, 22x29cm, 2 volumes brochés sous chemises et étuis. - Edition illustrée de 30 eaux-fortes et de 36 bois gravés originaux de Gus Bofa, un des 320 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande. Notre exemplaire, ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage, est bien complet de sa suite en noir des illustrations. Un étui légèrement fendu en pied, un mors d'une chemise très légèrement frotté. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrated with 30 etchings and 36 original woodcuts of Gus Bofa, one of 320 numbered copies on Holland paper. Our copy, as it is stated in the justification of the draw is full of his suite in black illustrations. A slightly cracked Length case, a bit of a slightly rubbed shirt. Nice copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Signed Photograph

      1946. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Signed photograph from the great American bon vivant, actor and pianist. A student of Schoenberg, he was a close friend and important promoter of George Gershwin and played the role of himself in the Gershwin biopic "Rhapsody in Blue." The 10 x 8 inch photograph shows Levant with fellow actor John Garfield in a still from the 1946 film "Humoresque." In very good condition, some light creasing in the upper left hand corner margin, slight nick to the upper right hand margin, minor discolouration in the outer right hand margin. Rare, in signed photos.

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        GALAXY***. Gemälde .** Zeitgenössische Kunst

      Tempera auf Leinwand 50 X 60 cm * * ULRIKE KLAUSHENKE , freie Kunstmalerin * ATELIERHAUS SCHIERENSEE**, Schleswig - Holstein * Jahrgang 1946 studierte 8 Semester an der Hochschule für bildende Künst, in Hamburg bei K. Sudeck und K.Bendixen * Die Umwandlung sinnlich ,übersinnlicher Motive ,im Bildwerk zur Sichtbarkeit zu bringen ,ist der Inhalt der künstlerischen Arbeit von ULRIKE KLAUSHENKE * * Atelierbesuch auf Anfrage jeder Zeit möglich.

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        Portfolio: An Intercontinental Quarterly Volume III, Spring 1946 (Including the poem "20 Tanks from Kasseldown")

      Washington, DC: Black Sun Press, 1946. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Volume III, Spring 1946. Complete in 31 broadsides (numbered 1-28, with Book reviews, plus "Cover Leaf" and "Foreleaf") in fragile yellow wraps with pockets. One of approximately 1000 copies. Krumhansl 1. Very Good overall. Wraps, as is typical, are in fair shape-- split, foxed, and chipped. Occaisional corner bumping, edge chipping, and slight creasing to broadsides; foxing spot on TOC page. Bukowski broadside lightly foxed with a bit of edge wear. Apart from being a literary magazine composed of beautifully-printed broadsides with Henry Miller as its prose editor, this issue is quite scarce complete, featuring contributions from such 20th Century luminaries as Henry Miller, Sartre, Boyle, Genet, Garcia Lorca, Rexroth, and the first separate publication of Charles Bukowski, preceding his first book, Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail, by 14 years.

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        Die große Prüfung / Gedichte aus der Gefangenschaft.

      O.O. (Attichy in Frankreich), Typoskript-Durchschrift, 27. Febr. 1946 ca. 28,8 (H) x 22,6 cm. Insgesamt 24 einseitig beschriftete Blätter (Durchschlagpapier) in selbstgefertigter (unbeschrifteter) Kartonmappe seitlich eingeheftet. - 1. Blatt: 4-zeilige eigenhändige Widmung des Autors in Tinte mit Unterschrift (Vornamen) und Datum: 'Meinem Freund Konrad / zum Abschied mit allen / guten Wünschen / "die Welt wird gut, wenn unsere Güte reift" ... / dein Gerhard / 27. Februar 1946. - 2. und weitere Blätter: Typoskript-Durchschlag (eine von maximal 7 technisch machbaren Kopien) der Gedichtsammlung beginnend mit Titelblatt, dieses eigenhändig vom Autor in Tinte mit vollem Namenszug unterschrieben 1 Textblatt mit eigenhändiger Ergänzung einer Zeile in der dritten Strophe des Gedichtes "Bleib fest". Die weiteren Blätter ohne Korrekturen sauber und fehlerfrei getippt, letztes Blatt leer. - Karton-Umschlag etwas bestoßen und am hinteren Falz griffspurig. Insgesamt saubere und gute Erhaltung. - Aus der Kriegsgefangenschaft des deutschen Schriftstellers im Internierungslager Attichy (bekannt auch als "Hölle von Attichy"). - Gerhard Schumann, im 3. Reich vielfach ausgezeichnet und zuletzt u.a. erster Präsident der Hölderlin-Gesellschaft, gründete im Nachkriegsdeutschland 1949 den "Europäischer Buchklub".

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        Skull-Face and Others

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (One of 3,004 copies. Joshi 17.) xxvi, 475, (1) pp. Original black cloth with gilt spine lettering. Very Good+ in original unclipped dust jacket with chipping along top edge as well as at extremities, tear along spine panel edges and horizontally near foot, two tiny pieces of archival mending tissue on verso; dust jacket well-worn but at the same time not faded and overall not too bad. Bumped corners. A posthumous marriage of the Conan creator's Weird Tales work and revered horror publisher Arkham House, with beautiful Hannes Bok jacket artwork.

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        TYPED LETTER, SIGNED

      Hawthorn, FL, 1946. Half page, on. quarto sheet of letterhead, signed in full. Old fold from having been mailed, otherwise about fine. To editor William Targ, about her contribution to an anthology in preparation: "Mr. Van Doren objected to my speaking of 'the ten-cent weeklies', as he said this identified three or four such weeklies too definitely, and many others were equally culpable. You will see that I have changed this in the proofs to read 'popular' weeklies, and if this is not satisfactory, let me know. Will you send me a copy of the collection when published? Sincerely, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings."

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        Voyages de Gulliver

      Edition illustrated with 30 etchings and 36 original woodcuts of Gus Bofa, one of 320 numbered copies on Holland paper.Our copy, as it is stated in the justification of the draw is full of his suite in black illustrations.A slightly cracked Length case, a bit of a slightly rubbed shirt.Nice copy. Editions du Nord Bruxelles 1946 22x29cm 2 volumes brochés sous chemises et étuis

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        La Nuit et le Moment imagé de vingt-cinq eaux-fortes originales, en couleurs, par Louis Icart

      Georges Guillot, Paris 1946 - In-4. En feuilles sous couverture rempliée, dans emboîtage dos titré.L'un des 250 exemplaires sur Johannot à la forme numérotés de 276 à 525(ici n°449), comprenant les eaux-fortes dans leur état définitif en couleurs. Collationné complet. Rousseurs, néanmoins l'ouvrage reste agréable. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BLUE DAHLIA, THE (1946)

      Paramount 1946 - Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva, dir: George Marshall; Paramount. One of the finest classic film noir titles and written by the master of the genre, Raymond Chandler. The story involved a war vet who returns home to see his wife with another man. She is murdered and he is the prime suspect. The Blue Dahlia is a nightclub where much of the action takes place. Chandler initially had the returning vet (Bendix) as the murderer, but the patriotic atmosphere of the time would not permit a war vet to be seen in that light, so he had to rewrite the story and character. In this card are Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake and Howard da Silva. There is a mended left edge tear and a few soil spots to the top blank white margin. There are two pinholes near the top left corner and two at the top right corner of the image. NEAR FINE

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        Portfolio: An Intercontinental Quarterly Volume III, Spring 1946 (Including the poem "20 Tanks from Kasseldown")

      Washington, DC: Black Sun Press, 1946. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Volume III, Spring 1946. Complete in 31 broadsides (numbered 1-28, with Book reviews, plus "Cover Leaf" and "Foreleaf") in fragile yellow wraps with pockets. One of approximately 1000 copies. Krumhansl 1. Very Good overall. Wraps, as is typical, are in fair shape-- split, foxed, and chipped. Occaisional corner bumping, edge chipping, and slight creasing to broadsides; foxing spot on TOC page. Bukowski broadside lightly foxed with a bit of edge wear. Apart from being a literary magazine composed of beautifully-printed broadsides with Henry Miller as its prose editor, this issue is quite scarce complete, featuring contributions from such 20th Century luminaries as Henry Miller, Sartre, Boyle, Genet, Garcia Lorca, Rexroth, and the first separate publication of Charles Bukowski, preceding his first book, Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail, by 14 years.

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