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        Unser Welt (Our World) Periodical

      1946. First Edition . (JUDAICA) (HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS). Unser Welt [Our World]. Partial (nearly complete) run from 1946, Number 1 through 1951, Number 2. Munich and Paris: 1946-51. Folio, earlier numbers (1946, Number 1 through 1948, Number 18) bound in half black cloth and boards; remaining numbers (1948, Number 19 through 1951, Number 2) unbound, folded once as issued. $15,000.Scarce, nearly complete run of the earliest issues of the Zionist newspaper Unser Welt, “Our World,” the “National Weekly for Jewry in Europe,” published in Munich just after World War II and the Holocaust.Unser Welt was a Zionist-oriented publication with a deep respect for the Revisionist wing of the Zionist movement, with editorial offices in Munich and Paris. Initially, for the first two numbers, the newspaper was called Hamdina (“The State”); this collection contains both Numbers 1 and 2 of Hamdina (all published under that name) along with Number 1 of the newly titled Unser Welt, all from 1946. By the late 1940s, however, Unser WeltÂ’s circulation reached several European nations besides Germany, namely Switzerland, France, Austria, Belgium, Sweden and Italy, and its sub-title proclaimed it to be the “National Weekly for Jewry in Europe.” The very fact that Unser Welt sought to be the publication of European Jewry spoke volumes about a conscious decision of a number of Jews to remain in the continent where two-thirds of their brethren had been murdered. This collection includes from 1946, both Numbers 1 and 2 of Hamdina, then of Unser Welt, Numbers 1, 5, 8-15, 18, 20-21, 23-30; from 1947, Numbers 31, 33-45a, 48-82; from 1948, Numbers 1-18, all of which are bound together in one folio volume. The collection also gathers, from 1948, Numbers 19-49, 51-62, 65-69; from 1949, Numbers 3-13, 15-17, 20-30, 35-42, 44/45-46, 49; from 1950, Numbers 1-50; and from 1951, Number 2. These are all unbound, folded once as issued. Text in Yiddish, with photographic and line illustrations. A few minor closed tears and mild edge-wear to unbound numbers. Exceptionally good condition. Scarce.

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        Esquisse d'une psychologie du cinéma

      Gallimard 1946 - - Gallimard, Paris 1946, 21x28cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Une infime déchirure sans gravité en pied du dos, agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on Holland paper, deluxe edition. A tiny tear without gravity back foot, nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ink & Blood

      1946. First Edition . Signed. SZYK, Arthur. Ink & Blood. A Book of Drawings. New York: Heritage Press, 1946. Folio, publisherÂ’s full black morocco, patterned slipcase. $7500.Signed limited first edition, one of 1000 inscribed copies, this copy inscribed to Clarence Low and signed on the limitation page by Arthur Szyk. The artist has further inscribed and again signed the limitation page “To Clarence Low, the pioneer of ‘Ink and Blood,Â’ with love, Arthur Szyk. New Canaan, 1947.” In addition, three separately printed illustrations have been laid in loose, each inscribed to Clarence Low and signed by Szyk.A collection of SzykÂ’s wartime propaganda work, with 74 plates, several printed in color and mounted, the rest printed in duotone. The three additional signed illustrations include one that appears in the book entitled “Tears of Rage,” depicting an angry soldier, wearing the Star of David, holding a dying rabbi in his arms, and two of Jewish/Israeli content that do not appear in the book. With a foreword by Struthers Burt. A bit of light rubbing to publisherÂ’s morocco. A near-fine presentation copy, most desirable with three splendid additional signed illustrations laid in.

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        Autograph letter (draft) and autogr. manuscript (draft).

      No place and date, but after 1946. - 4to. Altogether (1+1 =) 2 pp. on 1 f. Draft letter written to the German and later British physical chemist and physicist Sir Francis Simon: "Many thanks for your letter which was very useful for me. As an expert member of the Fellowship Committee of the International Federation of University Women I have to examine the work of the applicants as far as they are related to physics. Of course, as Miss Hunts publication is not yet declassified I can not form any personal opinion of her. But from your letter written to me as well as from your and Dr. Kurtis testimonials attached to Miss Hunts application I infer that Miss Hunt can be recommended as a very suitable candidate for the fellowship for which she has applied [.]". - The manuscript deals with the photoelectric effect which was correctly described by Einstein in 1905 as the result of light energy being carried in discrete quantized packets. "In 1914, Robert Millikan's experiment confirmed Einstein's law on photoelectric effect. Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921 for 'his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect', and Millikan was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1923 for 'his work on the elementary charge of electricity and on the photoelectric effect'" (Wikipedia). - Small damage to edges, punched holes to one margin (slightly touching a few letters).

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        Manuscript Signed

      1946. Signed. CHURCHILL, Winston. Holograph manuscript signed. [London: no publisher, July/August, 1946]. Ten pages, measuring 7-1/2 by 9-1/2 inches, stationery embossed with House of Commons stamp on upper left of each sheet. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $19,500.ChurchillÂ’s own signed retained manifesto on Postwar German reconstruction, an original manuscript draft of a Labour Party report by William Wells, who had sided with Churchill as Leader of the Opposition, which also discusses denazification and the Potsdam agreement. Undoubtedly Churchill used what Wells wrote in this ten-page, 1200-word report in formulating his own Conservative PartyÂ’s policy on raising German morale and lowering the British cost of administering their zone in postwar Germany.This ten page manuscript is in the hand of William Wells (1908-1990) who represented Walsall (1945-1955) and Walsall North (1955-1974) as a member of the Labour Partry in the House of Commons. He was elected in the July 5, 1945 Labour landslide which resulted in Clement Attlee replacing Conservative Winston S. Churchill as Prime Minister.There was a Sub-Committee of the Select Committee set up by the House of Commons to make a report on expenditures in the British Zone in Germany. The Committee submitted its report in July 1946, concluding that the cost of supporting the British zone of Germany in the year 1946-1947 would be over £80 million, an amount Britain could not afford. In the report here offered, there are corrections, additions, and deletions by Wells, a member of the Select Committee, who ostensibly presented his final report to the Committee. It originally began “Your Committee has already drawnÂ….” Wells corrected it to read “The Sub-Committee have already drawnÂ….” Wherever he had penned “Your Committee,” he replaced “Your” with “The Sub-.” Later in the report, he replaced “we” with “the Sub-committee” and changed “your Committee” with “the Sub-“Committee.” The concluding paragraph originally began “To summarize our views on this question” it was changed to “To summarize the view of the S.C. on this questionÂ….” What appears to be the final draft of WellsÂ’ report was undoubtedly used by Churchill, Leader of the Opposition, as it more resembled his own party lines than the Labour PartyÂ’s.In debate on the floor of the House of Commons on November 27, 1946, William Wells makes it clear he opposed his Labour PartyÂ’s views and actions in the British zone of Germany. From his House of Commons speech: “For months everybody has emphasised that there can be no recovery in Germany so long as the export of coal is permitted. Everybody has known that for months. The Select Committee, of which I had the honour to be a Member, so reported; everybody agreed it was necessary, but nothing happened at all. Nothing happened for months, until a short time ago, when we were told that the export of coal from Germany was being progressively reduced. Now that is a good thing, but it is months too late…“I disagree with some of the statements made on this side of the House about the bad effects of unconditional surrender Â… Throughout this and all other Debates on this subject we have had a whole series of questions about the quality of the staff administering Germany. Nearly six months ago, the Select Committee recommended that the terms of service within the Control Commission should be assimilated to those of the Civil Service in this country Â… Six weeks ago, or less, I put down a Question to the Chancellor of the Duchy asking him what action was being taken to implement that recommendation of the Select Committee. The answer was that negotiations were going on between his Department and the Treasury, but that there were difficulties. There may be difficulties, but the difficulties in Whitehall and in St. JamesÂ’s Square, however great they may be, are as nothing compared with the difficulties that exist in Germany…“While I believe that in some ways a hard peace for Germany was necessary, I do wish to add my voice to the others raised on both sides of the House about the urgency of revising the Potsdam Agreement. I was in Essen some four months ago. The sullen hatred of the population of Essen, which they manifested towards us as we were passing in British Army cars, was a horrifying and an appalling thing. When you see the vast Krupps factory being wholly dismantled, taking away all the opportunities for earning an industrial livelihood from that population of 650,000 people, and when you appreciate that the whole of Europe is crying out for products such as steam engines which that factory was admirably qualified to build, you realise the full madness of the policy which we are now being forced to pursue of cutting off, on the one hand, the means of livelihood of the Germans, and, on the other, embarrassing the whole of the industrial reconstruction of Europe…”What Wells stated on November 27, 1946 in the House of Commons, about Potsdam, the “sullen hatred” at Essen, the Krupps factory being “dismantled,” and EuropeÂ’s need of steam engines are mentioned in this draft.Signed by Churchill at the upper right, WellsÂ’ report is titled “Increased Costs Resulting / From Lowered Morale.” In part, “The Sub-Committee have already drawn attention to the vicious spiral caused by the shortage of coal and the shortage of food, results on production, and to the consequential increase in the costs of the occupation to the British taxpayer Â…. The Sub-Committee were given convincing evidence of the constantly lowering morale of the German public within the Zone, and they must attempt to analyse the causes of this tendency Â…. Apart from the purely physical effects of the insufficient diet of the average German in reducing his powers of work, in undermining his resistance to disease which factor alone may at any time produce a crisis from which neither our occupation forces and officials nor the British people at home are likely to remain immune, and in increasing maternal mortality, the prospect of living not much above starvation levels must affect the attitude of the German, who in the past has lived fairly well and taken his food seriously, towards the whole of his life and work and, incidentally, towards the occupying powerÂ….“This lack of hope for the economic future of his country and himself is aggravated by the Potsdam agreement on reparations and the Level of Industry Plan. It is no part of the duty or the intention of the Sub Co to criticise the policy underlying these, but their consequences, coupled with the division of Germany into zones that are in practice separated economically as well as politically, do greatly aggravate the difficulties of administering the British Zone. The citizen of Hamburg, where employment has centered on the port, sees gantries being blown and docks dismantled; the inhabitant of Essen, where employment has centered on Krupp, witnesses rolling mills being dismantled and the manufacture of railway engines, for which the whole of Europe is crying out, prohibited Â….In these circumstances it is no wonder if German workers ‘go slow,Â’ if there are riots at Hamburg and sullen hatred at EssenÂ….“This consideration brings us to another extremely difficult problem, the policy of denazification. It is not for the S.C. to criticise either the policy [or] the methods of carrying it out in so far as these are laid down by quadripartite agreement. They can only record, in passing, that it scarcely makes for an efficient mining industry that no man who had been a Nazi can in 1946 be a foreman in a mine when in1945 no man could be a foreman unless he was a Nazi. The problem bristles with difficulties, for while on the one hand the greater part of the administrative and executive talent of Germany is precluded from use in administrative pr executive capacities at a time when it is so greatly needed, on the other, any attempt to dilute this policy would arouse fierce resentment in political and trade union circles. But on one aspect of this matter the S.C. feel compelled to comment forciblyÂ….“There are now approximately 40,000 persons confined in interment camps, none of whom have been there for over a year, without trial; and this number is increased from time to time, equally without trial and or denunciation. If part of the object of occupation is to attract the Germans to the British way of life, this is a singular method of setting about it, for the German cannot but feel that the new British intelligence service is but old Sicherheitsdienst [the intelligence service of the SS and the Nazi Party which supported the Gestapo] writ largeÂ….“Closely connected with the problem of denazification and, indeed, of the direct cist to the taxpayer, is a certain sense of frustration engendered by the absence of executive responsibility from such bodies as the Zonal Advisory Council. The German democrat feels that Germany should be governed by Germans and that he is the man for the job. By and large, he is not being allowed to do the job and is consequently impatient and resentful Â…. The Germans have, for the time being, to choose between the police state and the ineffectualness of the Weimar regime Â…. And elections equivalent to district and county council elections are to be held this year [elections were held in September and October 1946] Â…. In short, we must go as fast as we can in devolving administrative and executive responsibility on Germans, both in order to reduce the number of British staff employed and in order to train and get the best out of the Germans Â…. A certain amount of duplication is inevitable while Germans are being trained to take up posts now held by British staffÂ….“Another difficult problem is the continued absence of German prisoners of war. Here again, the Sub-CommitteeÂ’s terms of reference preclude discussion of policy. They can only record, without comment, that this matter is having as bad effect on German morale and is retarding the recovery of her economyÂ….“To summarize the views of the S.C. on this question, there is no doubt but that German morale is being lowered by a general sense of uncertainty of what the future holds for Germany. While in the main the causes of this state of affairs lie outside purely British control, it is essential, if the taxpayersÂ’ money is to be spent in moderation and invested well, that they should, so far as practicable, be removed.” Light fingerprint smudge at signature. Fine condition.

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        Nuremberg Trials: Allied Opening and Closing Speeches

      , 1946. 1946. (WORLD WAR II) (NUREMBERG TRIALS). Nuremberg Trials: Opening Speech, Soviet Union; Closing Speech, Britain; Closing Speeches United States, France and Soviet Union. Nuremberg: no publisher, August 1946. Three volumes. Folio (8-1/2 by 13 inches), original half blue linen, manuscript title labels affixed to front covers, mimeographed typescripts. $6500.Dramatic collection of opening speeches and closing arguments made by the Allied prosecutorial teams during the 1946 Nuremberg Trials, including the Opening Statement of the USSR, the final speech by the British prosecutor against Nazi Organizations, the closing statement by the United States against the German General Staff and High Command, the Final Argument for the United States by Thomas Dodd, and final statements against Nazi organizations by France and the USSR. From the working library of Eric Bourne, head of the Reuters team covering the trials, with his owner signatures and annotations in shorthand, almost certainly used by him and his team to file stories and convey the drama and consequences of the Nuremberg Trials to the world.At the Nuremberg Trials the prosecution entered indictments against 24 major war criminals and six criminal organizations: the leadership of the Nazi party, the Schutzstaffel (SS) and Sicherheitsdienst (SD), the Gestapo, the Sturmabteilung (SA) and the ""General Staff and High Command,"" comprising several categories of senior military officers. Volume I records the Opening Statement of the USSR Chief of Counsel, Lieutenant General R.A. Rudenko, ""Crimes Against Peace"" by Deputy USSR Chief of Counsel, Colonel W.V. Pokrovsky, and ""Aggression Against the USSR"" by M.D. Zorya. Volume II records the Final Speech by the British prosecutor Maxwell Fyfe, against Nazi Organizations and the Final Argument for the United States of America by Thomas J. Dodd. Volume III records the Closing Statement for the USA by Telford Taylor, et al., against the General Staff and High Command and final statement on the Organizations by R.A. Rudenko on behalf of the USSR and the final statement on the Organizations by Auguste Champetier de Ribes on behalf of France. The closing arguments by the prosecutors at the Trial concluded on August 20, 1946, and the following day the defendants were given a chance to make final statements before the Tribunal. All 21 defendants elected to address the Court. The Tribunal was adjourned for one month while the Judges considered their verdicts. Owner signature of journalist Eric Bourne, head of the Reuters team covering the Nuremberg Trials, to five of the part titles, together with sporadic shorthand notes by Bourne in pen or pencil, plus occasional pencil marks, underlining, and word corrections. It is not clear from Bourne's notes in these three volumes when he made them, or what the shorthand says, though presumably they were all made around the time of the trials and to aid him and his team in filing stories. Bourne later recorded that when Rudolph Hess was brought in for sentencing, he produced a ""torrent of gabbled words""

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        Portrait Photograph of Winston Churchill.

      1946. Contemporary silver gelatin photograph after an original oil painting by Birley signed "Winston Churchill" in black ink on the mount below the photo. Image size: 27.5 x 22 cm. Mount size: 38.5 x 30.5 cm approx. Very good condition. Light wearing and creasing to mount corners, light yellowing. A wonderful classic pose of Churchill dressed in suit and seated. Birley painted several highly regarded portraits of his friend Sir Winston Churchill (to whom he also gave painting lessons). Birley was probably the leading portraitist of his day, after his first royal commission in 1928, a portrait of George VI for the National Museum of Wales, he painted "virtually every member of the royal family including Queen Mary and George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip." (ODNB) He made four portraits of Churchill, the present one being the first, which was commissioned for the House of Commons. Birley and Churchill became good friends, with the artist encouraging the politician's efforts and accompanying him on painting jaunts to the South of France.

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        Photograph signed. Auden.

      1946. Signed. JACOBI, Lotte. Photograph signed. W.H. Auden. New York, circa 1946. Vintage gelatin silver print (measuring 11 by 14 inches), photographerÂ’s penciled signature and embossed stamp on lower right corner of print recto, penciled number and name on print verso. Handsomely matted and framed, entire piece measures 22 by 17 inches. $7500.Vintage gelatin silver print by Lotte Jacobi, signed by her with her embossed “New York” studio stamp in the lower right corner of print recto, her famed 1946 portrait of poet W.H. Auden, his face half in shadow, half in soft light, quietly intent on the open book in his hands.The photographs of Lotte Jacobi, one of the 20th-centuryÂ’s finest portraitists, “are celebrated for their directness, their penetrating immediacy, and their ability to convey the essence of the subject before her camera.” (Sundstrom, 1). JacobiÂ’s photographs captured the vibrancy of BerlinÂ’s Weimar culture before she was forced to flee Nazi Germany in the 1930s. In the 1940s her New York studio became a second home to many, like her, exiled by force or choice from their native lands. That sensitivity resonates in this famous portrait of British poet W.H. Auden, who often “depicted himself as a voyager” and in 1946, when this was taken, had just returned from “a visit to the war ruins of Europe” (Davenport-Hines, 1, 228). JacobiÂ’s artistry is especially powerful here in her photographÂ’s ability to protectively cloak the writer and his book from the world and yet, inexplicably, draw us into a “tacit rapport between viewer and image” (Sundstrom, 1). JacobiÂ’s vintage gelatin silver print, rarely found in this large 11 by 14-inch format, intuitively reveals that it was only “with books” that AudenÂ’s “hands took on a deftness and lost all the ineptitude they had with plates and cups” (Davenport-Hines, 234). With JacobiÂ’s trademark penciled signature at the lower right corner of the print recto, immediately beneath her embossed stamp: “Lotte Jacobi, New York.” Lightly penciled notations on print verso reading “#111” and identified “W.H. Auden.” See White, Lotte Jacobi 89; Wise, 65. From the estate of Lotte Jacobi.A fine signed print.

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        Aruba Netherlands West Indies. Long. 70 00" W ..... Lat. 12 - 30" N.

      1946. Color poster, pictographic / pictorial map, image 35 x 16 3/4 on sheet 18 1/4 x 36 3/4 inches. Professionally mounted on linen and restored, minimising tears (mostly in margins but a couple into the image); filled areas in the margins, not affecting the image area. A clean, bright image. A beautifully composed image with bird's eye view of the island, where small comic images enliven the imparting of information. The vignette illustrations in three corners of the map are more painterly in style, with cacti and a sea nymph (?). At the upper right corner is Senor Trade Wind. The silhouette border depicts sailing vessels and a profile of the island's activity. A most unusual map of this Caribbean island.

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        The Little Island

      Doubleday & Co., Junior Books 1946 - Stated First Edition. Matte pictorial boards with black cloth spine. Light corner wear and bookplate on front end paper, else a tight, bright, unmarked copy. Priced ($2.50) jacket is lightly scuffed at points with some tiny edge chips. Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard -- 1947 Caldecott winner with No medal on jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LITTLE FUR FAMILY

      [New York{: Harper & Brothers, 1946. First edition, first printing. TItle and rear flyleaf a little stained from the rabbit fur, the box very lightly soiled, all-in-all an excellent copy. Scarce.. First edition, first printing. 16mo. (3 1/4" tall). With 16 color illustrations by Garth Williams. Bound in original publisher's boards covered with real rabbit fur, in the original color printed box with die-cut window exposing the little bear's tummy. "The diminutive 1946 rabbit-fur-bound edition had proven difficult to store (moths got into Harper's warehouse, destroying a large quantity of the first printing." (Marcus 33).

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        Little Island

      1946. First Edition . Signed. [BROWN, Margaret Wise]. MACDONALD, Golden (pseudonym) and WEISGARD, Leonard. The Little Island. Garden City: Doubleday, 1946. Oblong octavo, original half blue cloth and pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $1600.First edition of this award-winning picture book, with text by Margaret Wise Brown and color pictorial boards and 21 full-page color illustrations, signed by the illustrator, Leonard Weisgard.Kingfishers, butterflies and a little kitten explore the secrets of a beautiful island in this lushly illustrated children’s book. “Brown was a prolific writer and used several pseudonyms in addition to her own name, signing books as Golden MacDonald, Timothy Hay and Juniper Sage… The passionate energy with which she wrote and the casual way she selected and used pseudonyms reflect her personality as others knew it. The number of her books, as well as their appeal, contributed to her enormous sales; by the end of 1946 [the year in which this title was published]… some 835,000 copies of her books had been sold… Ironically, Brown’s productivity may have delayed formal recognition of her talent” (ANB). “Although Weisgard illustrated stories for numerous authors, he was known especially for his association with Margaret Wise Brown… Weisgard was a runner-up for the Caldecott Medal in 1946 for his illustrations to Little Lost Lamb and won the award in 1947 for The Little Island; Brown wrote both books under the pseudonym Golden MacDonald” (Britannica Online). Caldecott label affixed to front panel.Book about-fine with slight edge-wear, dust jacket extremely good with light toning to spine, closed tear to front panel, minor abrasions to rear panel, one tape repair to verso. A lovely signed copy.

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        The Hobbit

      George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1946. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. 1946. 4th impression. 310 pages. Pictorial jacket over green boards. This is the fourth impression of the 1st edition, published on war economy paper and before the 2nd edition of 1951. Name inscribed to front endpaper.Some slight spine lean. Colour frontis and prelims in good, clean condition. Mild spotting to page ends. Slight give to front and rear boards. Some softening to spine ends and browning to board edges.A price clipped dustjacket with a crease to inner flap.Many old tape repairs on the verso of the jacket. Externally only one tape repair at top of spine. Two small areas of loss to spine of jacket. Moderate rubbing to all edges. Overall, this is a neat and still attractive copy.

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        Inhabitants

      1946. First Edition . MORRIS, Wright. The Inhabitants. New York and London: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1946. Slim quarto, original pale green cloth, original dust jacket. $2500.First edition of this “first work in photofiction,” with 52 black-and-white photogravure plates of America at mid-century, an often haunting record of a people known by their imprint on the land.“Often called one of the nation’s most unrecognized writers,” Wright Morris was frequently compared to Faulkner and Cather for his “evocation of an idiosyncratic America” (New York Times). In addition to a legacy of 19 novels, Morris produced five books of photography, a passion first inspired by a 1938 cross-country trip where, in his words, he “saw the American landscape crowded with ruins I wanted to salvage.” In 1942, having won the “second Guggenheim Fellowship ever awarded in photography (the first had gone to Edward Weston in 1937),” he photographed a history he felt was disappearing. This groundbreaking “first work in photofiction” wedded Morris’ prose and a photographic focus that searched out not merely a nation’s people, “but their artifacts-objects (mostly of wood) bearing their imprint.” On seeing Morris’ images, Thomas Mann wrote him, praising these photographs so vivid with “the harsh beauty of ugliness, the romanticism of the commonplace, the poetry of the unpoetical” (Roth, 122). The Inhabitants would become the first of a trilogy by Morris, followed by The Home Place (1948) and God’s Country and My People (1968). Owner inscription to front dust jacket flap.Book fine; light edge-wear and soiling, some chipping and slight abrasions minimally affecting text on spine of extremely good, unrestored dust jacket.

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        Micromégas et Aventure Indienne.

      1 vol. grand in-8 carré reliure mosaïquée plein maroquin à motifs planétaires, dos à 5 nerfs, Librairie Le Triptyque, Paris, 1946 Intéressante reliure mosaïquée (non signée). Bon exemplaire. Français

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        Parfums et Parfumeurs

      1946. First Edition . (LEPAPE, Georges, illustrator) BLAIZOT, Pierre. Parfums et Parfumeurs. (Paris): Éditions a lÉtoile, (1946). Quarto, signatures loose as issued in original printed wrappers, original glassine, original gray suede portfolio and original gray suede slipcase. $1600.Limited first edition, number 309 of 500 copies on Vélin de Rives paper, with eight lovely color plates by Georges Lepape.Blaizot’s extensive essay on perfumes and perfume-makers includes chapters on the art of perfume-making, the history of perfumes, the historical relationship between perfume-makers and apothecaries, the symbolism of perfumes, olfactory memories, and “les parfums et l’amour.” French illustrator and costume designer Lepape was known for his fashion illustrations, which appeared regularly in Parisian periodicals such as Gazette du Bon Ton, Journal des Dames et des Modes, and Modes and Manieres d’Aujourd’hui, as well as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. This is one of 500 on Vélin de Rives paper, from a total edition of only 535 copies. Text in French. A few minor scratches to suede. Fine condition.

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        Eight Models. His new collection explained by Alice B. Toklas. Sketches by Ren

      Paris: Jean Cr

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        Miracle de la rose

      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. L'arbalète Lyon 1946 23,5x28,5cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        Jacovleff and Other Artists. Alexandre Jacovleff, William Blake and Other Illustrators of Dante, Thomas Rowlandson, Aubrey Beardsley, Marcus Behmer, Arthur Rackham, Hermann Struck, Anne Goldthwaite.

      Paul A. Struck 1946 - FIRST EDITION, 99/200 COPIES signed by the author (from an edition of 2,000 copies), 60 plates reproducing work from the artists covered, pp. xiv, 235, 8vo, original quarter blue buckram with lilac boards, printed label to upper board, backstrip lettered in silver, top edge lilac, others untrimmed, a few handling marks and just a hint of wear to corners of lower board, very good.

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        POCKET DOLLY BOOK

      MARDI. DOLLS. (PANORAMA) POCKET DOLLY BOOK by Jean Kell. NY: Capitol Pub. 1946. 4to, pictorial boards, FINE IN ORIGINAL PICTORIAL BOX (box VG with some rubbing at joints and lightly). The book opens accordion fashion to form a fabulous color illustrated double sided panorama. This is the story about a rag doll who has her first adventure in the real world with her family. Illustrated with bright colors by Mardi. Tucked into a slot in the font cover is a REAL HOME MADE RAG DOLL that wears a floral patterned dress and has orange hair tied with red ribbons. A well executed and charming book.

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        History Of Western Philosophy. and its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day.

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1946 - Octavo. Original grey and white cloth, spine lettered in yellow on brown. With the dust jacket. Edges a little spotted, but an excellent copy in an exceptional jacket, with only very minor rubbing around the edges and minimal marks to the white rear panel. First UK edition, first impression, an exceptional copy. Russell's compendious account of the history of philosophy, from the Orphism of Ancient Greece to the Logical Positivism of the author's present day, was a triumph of his populist craft and is perhaps his most famous book. Written during the Second World War, Russell's project was in part conceived to explain to his audience the exact nature of the "civilisation" for which they were fighting. Appropriately, the dust jackets were printed on the backs of surplus Second World War maps, this one showing, superbly, the island of Ibiza; they do not generally survive in anything approaching collectable condition. Simon & Schuster published the first US edition in the preceding year. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

      Stockholm / London: Zephyr Books, Continental Book Co. 1946. First Mervyn Peake edition. First Mervyn Peake edition. Original grey pictorial card covers printed in blue and red, with the original dustwrapper. A superb fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents spotlessly clean throughout and without previous owner’s inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the bright pictorial dustwrapper which has a few tiny nicks at the bottom of the spine and a single short closed tear to the top of the upper panel. Not price-clipped. A scarce item in this condition. A beautiful example of the first Mervyn Peake illustrated edition preceding the UK issued Alan Wingate edition by 8 years. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Menu Card] P.E.N. Presentation Dinner to Herman Ould, March 6th 1946.

      P.E.N., 1946. - Single sheet, 158 x 190 mm. A little browned and with a vertical crease which allowed the menu to stand up. The rarest piece of Peake printed ephemera; this only the second recorded copy. I have been using this as my logo under licence from the Peake estate for over 20 years. Herman Ould [1886 - 1951] was a playwright who would have been 60 year old at the time of the dinner.

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        Fine presentation photo by Dorothy Wilding signed (The Queen Mother, 1900-2002, Queen of George VI)

      1946 - showing her three quarters length seated, wearing a casual dress with fur trim and simple pearls and a brooch, in original blue leather presentation frame with monogram at the head, 8" x 6½" in frame, 12½" x 9" overall, no place, no date c. From the collection of Major-General Sir Douglas KENDREW KCMG, CB, CBE, DSO, Governor of Western Australia 1963 - 1973. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reflexions sur la Question Juive

      Paris: Paul Morihien, 1946. First edition. Copy 103 of 120 numbered copies on pur fil Lafuma, the only limited issue. Binding by Alain Devauchelle, dated 2000, in dark brown diced goatskin, with a star of David inlaid in medium brown box calf, and title in beige box calf on the front cover, suede doublures and gardes, covers and back strip preserved, uncut, in chemise and slipcase. Fine.

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        Morts sans sépulture

      First edition, one of 60 numbered copies on vélin du Marais, tirage de tête.Two small marginal traces of fol to foot of spine and first cover, otherwise a very good copy. Marguerat Lausanne 1946 14,5x21,5cm broché

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        The Garden

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1946. Octavo. Original tan buckram, titles and illustration to front board and spine gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Vignettes by James Broom-Lynne. Light soiling to boards, an excellent copy. First edition, limited issue, number 305 of 750 copies signed by the author, published the same month as the trade issue (May 1946). A long poetical sequence on the author's favourite subject, "which tries to sum up her own horticultural aesthetic and is in some respects superior to its predecessor The Land" (ODNB).

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        Du côté de Nietzsche. Manuscrit autographe

      1946. 1946, 21,7x11,5cm, 7 feuillets foliotés. - 1946, 21,7x11,5cm, 7 feuillets foliotés. - Autografo manoscritto che apparirà in Arch No. 12 nel dicembre del 1945-gennaio 1946 e anche nella parte Fuoco. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 14 pages in-8 qui paraitra dans le numéro 12 (décembre 1945-janvier 1946) de L'Arche. Manuscrit recto-verso complet, à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreux ratures, corrections et ajouts. Chronique parue à l'occasion de la parution de l'ouvrage du Père du Lubac, Le Drame de l'humanisme athée.   Après la guerre, la place de Friedrich Nietzsche, aux côtés du Marquis de Sade et de Soren Kierkegaard, dans la pensée de Maurice Blanchot est révélatrice de l'influence majeure qu'exerce sur elle Georges Bataille et ses philosophes de prédilection. Désormais, Blanchot consacre de nombreux textes à ceux-ci et « Du côté de Nietzsche » en constitue un témoignage essentiel. Le titre même de son recueil La Part du feu à paraître en 1949 (avec, entre autres, cet article légèrement retouché au sommaire) forme une référence bataillienne. Pour Blanchot, la puissance de Nietzsche, par l'usage qu'il fait de la langue et par son style, ne réside pas tant dans ses thèses les plus manifestes et les plus commentées que dans le creuset d'un discours plus mouvant, parfois contradictoire : « L'influence de Nietzsche ne se réduit pas aux formes extérieures qu'elle a prises ; c'est probablement, au contraire, ce qui de Nietzsche a échappé à toute transmission manifeste, cette part de lui, étrangère aux influences directes, qui a exercé l'influence la plus profonde. » Cette idée demeurera centrale dans la lecture que fait Blanchot du philosophe allemand. L'inconstance de Nietzsche, son ambigüité, sont symbolisées par le thème de la mort de Dieu, centrale dans son

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        L'Honneur des poètes. Manuscrit autographe.

      1946. 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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        Le chemin de la mosquée

      - Grasset, Paris 1946, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, falsa voce della terza edizione, pugno servizio stampa. Prezioso autografo firmato dall'autore al suo amico Maurice Blanchot: "... ai quali non intendo nulla di questo libro così pieno di dolore, ma sono sicuro, capire". Blanchot nel 1933 è stato il principale editore di giornali fondata da Paul Levy, "The Rampart" e "ascolti a" le linee guida chiaramente patriottici, anti-democratico, anti-parlamentari, anti-capitaliste e allo stesso tempo concentrandosi su denuncia del nazismo e del la persecuzione anti-ebraica. L'amicizia di due uomini con l'aiuto di Lévinas svolta politica Blanchot gradualmente alla deriva rifiuti radicalizzazione antisemita e fascista che si nascondeva. Nel 1940, ha preso "ufficialmente" la gestione del giornale di Paul Lévy e novembre salva da avviso del suo arresto imminente. Paul Levy fugge in Marocco. E 'stato durante questo esilio scrisse' Il percorso della moschea ", un romanzo ispirato dal suo impegno politico 20-30 anni e si chiedeva loro conseguenze. Dolorosa testo Blanchot può davvero" capire. "Nice copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, fausse mention de troisième édition, poinçon du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à son ami Maurice Blanchot : "... à qui je ne veux rien dire de ce livre si plein de douleur, mais qui, j'en suis sûr, comprendra". Blanchot fut dès 1933 le principal rédacteur des journaux fondés par Paul Lévy, " Le Rempart" et "aux Ecoutes", aux orientations clairement patriotiques, anti-démocratiques, antiparlementaires, anticapitalistes et dans le même temps centré sur la dénonciation de l'hitlérisme et des persécutions antijuives. L'amitié des deux hommes contribuera avec celle de Lévinas au revirement politique de Blanchot qui refusera progressivement la dérive antisémite et la radicalisation fasciste qui le guettait. En 1940, il prend "officiellement" la direction du journal de Paul Lévy et en novembre le sauve en le prévenant de son arrestation imminente. Paul Lévy prend la fuite au Maroc. C'est lors de cet exil qu'il rédige 'Le chemin de la Mosquée", roman qui s'inspire de son engagement politique des années 20-30 et s'interroge sur leurs conséquences. Un texte douloureux que Blanchot peut en effet "comprendre". Agréable exemplaire.

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        Zashiki Hakkei. A Set of Eight Prints.

      Tokyo: Bunka Nippon Sha. 1946. 8 coloured woodblocks in paper mats, presented together with a two page introduction in English in a patterned paper covered portfolio with toggle ties. Folio. A very handsome set of plates which show the daily lives of women. Scarce. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 142639).

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        Oesterreich. Gedichte. (Geschrieben 1944 - 1945 in England. Gewidmet dem Andenken Stefan Brills).

      Zürich, Atrium, 1946. 31 + 1 S. OBrosch. m. OSch. EA. WG II 2. Mit eighd. Widmung, dat. 1953. Fried, der diese Gedichte bereits 1944 - 1945 in England geschrieben hatte, widmete diesen Band einem Freund, mit der Bemerkung: \"z.B. zu S. 13 [der Gedichtsammlung]: (An Österreich) Daß ich nicht mit der Bahn fahren sondern fliegen könnte, dachte ich nicht. Bin erst Anfang März dieses Jahres zum ersten Mal im Leben geflogen - nach Berlin, nicht nach Wien.\" - Seltenes Dokument aus Frieds frühem Werk. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Widmungsexemplare

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        Personal archive relating to the first peacetime atomic test, conducted over Bikini Atoll on 1 July 1946.

      Bikini Atoll: , 1946. Archive preserved in War Navy Department manila envelope. Overall in excellent condition. A personal archive of wonderful immediacy, kept by the aerial photographer on the first peace time atomic test bombing - Corporal Warner David Wood, a native of Barnesville, Maryland, serving with 58th Wing Air Photo Unit (Task Unit 1.5). Under the title Operation Crossroads the United States conducted two atomic bomb detonations over Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, in July 1946. These were the first tests since "Trinity" in July 1945 and the first detonations since Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The first of these tests, code-name "Able", took place on 1 July 1946, and signalled the beginning of an extended program for the testing and development of nuclear weapons, ushering in the Atomic Age. "Able" was originally conceived as an attempt to demonstrate to a skeptical public that ships of the US Navy could withstand a nuclear attack. The plane used was a B-29 Superfortress, of the 509th Composite Group (redesignated the 509th Bombardment Group, Very Heavy, on 10 July 1946). Under its original name of "Big Stink" it had accompanied the bomb plane ? another B-29 named "Bockscar" ? at Nagasaki. Having been assigned to Operation Crossroads "Big Stink" was renamed "Dave's Dream" (numbered 7354) by its crew in honour of Captain David Semple, a bombardier who had been killed in the crash of another B-29 on 7 March 1946, near Albuquerque, New Mexico. The highlight of the archive is a fascinating 3-page letter (dated 29 June 1946, "Saturday Night") from Corporal Wood to his parents in Maryland on the eve of the first test (1 July), describing preparations. He writes: "I have time for a letter, I believe, if I hurry. You can just imagine the state of turmoil over here with 'A' Day just a few hours away. Personally I don't believe it will come off on the day scheduled. Weather conditions are slightly off I understand [the drop was postponed until 1 July]. I hope it does come off soon as possible cause then we won't have to have our nerves on edge waiting for it. We have put an awful lot of hard work in this thing. There is much I could say if they would only let us. I can imagine how busy tomorrow will be, putting in our installations, loading film magazines, filling out flight logs, briefing... [fellow photographer Othello] Scarponi and I went up to see the air inspector this morning about the latest information on discharges. He didn't seem to know too much about it and couldn't help us... I had some vacuum pressure equipment to check this morning in the plane so we went on a short flight. As far as I can see #991 [sic] is ready for the big day". He then breaks off from discussion of the atomic bomb to mention a local carnival at home that he hopes to be able to attend and the "so called" flour shortage that means a lack of bread for servicemen. He then resumes discussion of his impending mission: "I'll hand the letter in tonight. They are letting each crew member hand in 5 letters and they are to be carried along 'A' Day on the plane that drops the bomb and mailed after it lands, so you may want to save the envelope ... It is also the plane that dropped the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaka [sic]" ? the "Enola Gay", which dropped the bomb at Hiroshima, was present at Operation Crossroads but not used. With original commemorative envelope: postmarked "US Navy July 1, 1946", carrying the logo of the 509th Composite Group of the 58th Bombardment Wing (Very Heavy) and the legend "Carried on Atom Bombing Plane 'A' Day - Bikini, Marshall Islands". Also included is an assemblage of photographs: a large group photograph (190 x 230 mm) of the entire crew (Wood 2nd row, 3rd from right) posing in front of B-29 Superfortress numbered "1919"? a superb image; four snapshots (two duplicates) of Wood during his training as an aerial photographer in 1945 (he enlisted in February 1944); a graduation photo (dated 24 March 1945) of "class '19' Aerial Photographers" with all members, including Wood, identified; an aerial shot (145 x 145 mm) of a B-29 of the 577th Strategic Missile Squadron over Bikini (described by Getty Images as being "on an atomic test run"); an aerial photo (19 July 1943) of the bombing of the San Lorenzo railway yards in Rome, the first heavy bombing of that city; newspaper clippings featuring news of the atomic test and of Wood's participation; Wood's training diplomas in flexible gunnery and aerial photography (the latter mounted on card); four laminated original documents: industrial flight record for April-June 1946 (with accompanying letter), service and honorable discharge records, certificate of commendation from the Governor of Maryland; letter from the War Department Office of Dependency Benefits; two "good character" references (laminated). Also present is one letter (with two envelopes and three photographs) from a Staff Sergeant William M. Sutler ? serving with the 306th Airdrome Squadron ? to his girlfriend in Takoma Park, Maryland (dated "9-11-45" from Luzon?Lingayen, Phillipines). An engrossing archive that includes a letter which combines both mundane and epoch-making detail.

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        History of the Twelfth Army from its Formation on 28th May, 1945 to the End of Operations September, 1945.

      [?Rangoon, , 1946]. Folio (335 x 227 mm). Original buff paper boards, titles and Twelfth Army chinthe insignia to front board in black, red and yellow. 15 large folding colour maps with detailed varicoloured overprints of troop movements (largest opening to 80 x 90 cm); 6 further plates including orders of battle and climate graphs, all but one folding. Covers marked, extremities bumped and worn with loss to paper at spine-ends, superficial splitting to front joint, silverfish damage to title and following 3 leaves (affecting a few letters, the sense unimpaired), and to top margin of pp. 85-9 and Maps section title, 7 cm closed tear to gutter of folding plate facing p. 56, one word in the heading affected but still intact, mild staining to a couple of maps from the adhesive, map 11 with 15 cm-section of inner fold worn away to minimal loss, remains very good. First and only edition of the official, confidential report on concluding operations in Burma, including the southward advance to Rangoon, the Japanese retreat into the Pegu Yomas, and the disastrous attempted breakout across the Sittang River, together with the official minutes of negotiations with Major-General Ichida, and comprehensive details of Japanese surrender. The print run is unstated but material marked confidential typically had a circulation of 200 or fewer. We trace four institutional copies only (Wellcome, IWM, SOAS, and the National Archives, in the personal papers of Hugh Stockwell), and none in commerce. "Slim decided that Rangoon must be captured before the monsoon in May and, to achieve this, the 33rd corps was ordered to advance either side of the Irrawaddy as quickly as possible. Immediately Rangoon fell, it was decided to withdraw Headquarters Fourteenth Army to India, to prepare for the invasion of Malaya, headquarters 33rd corps being closed down and immediately reformed as Headquarters Twelfth Army, still commanded by Stopford, promoted to general and now made responsible for finishing the campaign in Burma" (ODNB). "Fighting continued after the surrender of Rangoon against the ? 70,000 Japanese troops dispersed around Burma. Through Burma's eastern hills, 27,000 Japanese troops, the remnants of Kimura's armies, set out to make the arduous attempt to escape eastwards ? Some 12,000 of Kimura's troops were killed ? British and Indian losses were just ninety-five men killed and 322 wounded" (Pike, Hirohito's War, p. 971). On 15 August Stopford ordered all offensive operations to cease, the treaty of surrender was signed in Rangoon on 13 September, and on 24 October General Kimura, Japanese commander-in-chief in Burma, handed his sword to Stopford, who received it on behalf of Mountbatten. A superb operational record, supplemented with original maps, overprinted with British and Japanese troop movements, the whole very well-preserved for a working document used in tropical conditions.

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        Picasso Fifteen Drawings An album of the lithographs from drawings dating years 1904-1937

      Picasso Fifteen Drawings Folio. A limited edition of 500. Lithographs with handcolored pochoir. Published by Albert Carmen / Pantheon, 1946 City Island, NY.From 1904-1937 Drawings in the US Collections: Tagg Museum of Art, Harvard, MA; Albright Art Gallery – Buffalo, NY; Justin Thannhauser, NY; Hans Meller, NY; Kleemann Galleries, NY; MoMA, NY.15 lithographs in dark red cloth portfolio on Arches Paper – 19.5" x 13.5" (49,5 x 34,5 cm). All 15 plates are present. Numered in the bottom right corners. All VG Condition. Slightly toned. Details: Plate 8 – margins foxing; Plate 10 – light foxing to the upper leaf edge, plate intact; Plate 12 - light foxing to the upper leaf edge; Plate 13 - light foxing to the right leaf edge, 1/8-inch tear to the left edge, plate intact; Plate 14 - light foxing to the upper edge, plate intact. Folder separated along the spine.

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        Voyages de Gulliver

      - Editions du Nord, Bruxelles 1946, 22x29cm, 2 volumes brochés sous chemises et étuis. - Edizione illustrata con 30 incisioni e 36 xilografie originali di Gus Bofa, una delle 320 copie numerate in Olanda. La nostra copia, come si afferma nella giustificazione del sorteggio è piena della sua suite illustrazioni in bianco. Un caso di lunghezza leggermente incrinato, un po 'un po' strofinato camicia. Bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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. 

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Stardust Road

      

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        History of the Twelfth Army from its Formation on 28th May, 1945 to the End of Operations September, 1945.

      [?Rangoon, 1946] - Folio (335 x 227 mm). Original buff paper boards, titles and Twelfth Army chinthe insignia to front board in black, red and yellow. Covers marked, extremities bumped and worn with loss to paper at spine-ends, superficial splitting to front joint, silverfish damage to title and following 3 leaves (affecting a few letters, the sense unimpaired), and to top margin of pp. 85-9 and Maps section title, 7 cm closed tear to gutter of folding plate facing p. 56, one word in the heading affected but still intact, mild staining to a couple of maps from the adhesive, map 11 with 15 cm-section of inner fold worn away to minimal loss, remains very good. 15 large folding colour maps with detailed varicoloured overprints of troop movements (largest opening to 80 x 90 cm); 6 further plates including orders of battle and climate graphs, all but one folding. First and only edition of the official, confidential report on concluding operations in Burma, including the southward advance to Rangoon, the Japanese retreat into the Pegu Yomas, and the disastrous attempted breakout across the Sittang River, together with the official minutes of negotiations with Major-General Ichida, and comprehensive details of Japanese surrender. The print run is unstated but material marked confidential typically had a circulation of 200 or fewer. We trace four institutional copies only (Wellcome, IWM, SOAS, and the National Archives, in the personal papers of Hugh Stockwell), and none in commerce. "Slim decided that Rangoon must be captured before the monsoon in May and, to achieve this, the 33rd corps was ordered to advance either side of the Irrawaddy as quickly as possible. Immediately Rangoon fell, it was decided to withdraw Headquarters Fourteenth Army to India, to prepare for the invasion of Malaya, headquarters 33rd corps being closed down and immediately reformed as Headquarters Twelfth Army, still commanded by Stopford, promoted to general and now made responsible for finishing the campaign in Burma" (ODNB). "Fighting continued after the surrender of Rangoon against the 70,000 Japanese troops dispersed around Burma. Through Burma's eastern hills, 27,000 Japanese troops, the remnants of Kimura's armies, set out to make the arduous attempt to escape eastwards Some 12,000 of Kimura's troops were killed British and Indian losses were just ninety-five men killed and 322 wounded" (Pike, Hirohito's War, p. 971). On 15 August Stopford ordered all offensive operations to cease, the treaty of surrender was signed in Rangoon on 13 September, and on 24 October General Kimura, Japanese commander-in-chief in Burma, handed his sword to Stopford, who received it on behalf of Mountbatten. A superb operational record, supplemented with original maps, overprinted with British and Japanese troop movements, the whole very well-preserved for a working document used in tropical conditions. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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