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        Cannery Row

      The Viking Press, New York 1945 - First edition. Yellow boards, lightly worn and bumped at corners and spine edges. Some scuffing/soiling on front and back boards. Previous owner's nameplate on front left endpaper. Some bleeding of blue ink along the very top edge of some pages, mostly visible on first few pages--hard to tell is this was from the publisher or happened later. Pages clean and unmarked, tight in binding. DJ unclipped, covered in protective mylar. Small chip on inside front flap and nicks to corners and spine edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Capitol Hill Books]
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        Les Fleurs du Mal.

      Cette édition des Fleurs du mal illustrée de 20 lithographies originales de Roger SCHARDNER à été limitée à 150 exemplaires en tirage unique sur papier "Ile de France" spécialement fabriqué à la main. Celui-ci, un des quelques exemplaires d'artiste, avec envoi manuscrit de Roger Schardner. (Complet & Contrôlé) Aux dépens d'un amateur - 1945 - 324 pages. Pages volantes sous couverture bleue rempliée, muette. Chemise avec étiquette de titre au dos, et étui cartonnés (légèrement frottés). Pas de rousseur. Ouvrage en parfait état. Format in-4°(32x25).

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections P. Commerot]
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        Josef Scharl

      Nierendorf Editions 1945 - Introduced with an essay by Alfred Neumeyer of Mills College, CA, this volume provides a chronology of the career of artist Josef Scharl, illustrated by black-and-white plates of his paintings and prints. The book is in near fine condition, original boards and quarter vellum spine (slightly spotted). Printed on handmade paper, the book is #70 of 1,000 copies and signed by the artist. Additionally it comes with TWO etchings, a color still life and a black-and-white depiction of Eve in the Garden of Eden [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arcimboldo Art Books]
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        MONTMARTRE . L'Estampe Moderne.1945

      in 4 en ff, sous chemise et emboîtage, 13 eaux fortes originales de Robert Sterkers, 1 suit, 1 aquarelle, 1 plancge gravée en boir, 1 des 5 ex sur japon ancien,89p

      [Bookseller: Librairie Laucournet]
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        Holy Disorders.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1945. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. An excellent copy in the rubbed and faded jacket with short splits at the folds repaired with tape to the verso. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A YANK'S MEMORIES OF CALCUTTA.

      np (Houston, TX) nd (1945) - 60 loose photos fitted by corners into photo album pages with printed captions on mounts, oblong 10 x 13, brad bound cloth covers, 60 photo leaves plus introduction page (Introduction by M. Charles Preston), mounting pages stained throughout at forecorners, pp yellowed, but photos nice. Waddel was chief photographer for the Houston Press before joining the army; he was chief photographer for Mountbatten. Photos show both the squalor and majesty of Calcutta, with many of them showing US Servicemen; captions give advice to servicemen about beggars, salesmen and even prostitutes. Scarce item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John K King Used & Rare Books]
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        Stuart Little (Signed)

      Harper & Row / BOMC 1945 - Book Club edition (lacking a print statement, but likely late 1960s/1970s; unpriced dustwrapper clipped where ‘Book Club Edition’ would be stated), signed to the ffep by E. B. White and scarce, thus. Fine: tight and square binding in sharp green boards, lettered in black to the backstrip; a few faint and sporadic spots to the endpapers, else very bright, crisp and clean. The dustwrapper is Very Good: vivid colouring with no fading; small chip to the heel of the spine; rubbing to the spine tips and corners; three closed tears to the top-edge of the front panel; spotting to the verso, showing faintly to the recto; presented in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bradhurst Fine Editions]
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        Stuart Little

      Published by Harper & Brothers, New York. 1945. 8vo. This is the true first edition first printing with 'first edition', 'I-U' and '10-5' on copyright page. Frontispiece and illustrations are by Garth Williams. This is a lovely copy of the classic children's tale by this popular author. There is some very slight marginal toning to the pages, some light creasing to the first few pages and some very minor marking and rubbing to the boards, otherwise the book is in Fine condition. The front endpapers have been mounted upside-down, and the book is bound in its original pictorial cloth. The book is encased in it's original dustjacket, illustrated by Garth Williams with original price of $2.25 still on the top corner of front flap. The jacket is in Very Good condition, with some browning and edge wear, it is a little frayed with loss to the spine ends and a further hole to the spine and lower panel and splits at the corners.In all this is an attractive copy of a children's classic, which has also been enjoyed by many an adult over the years. Indeed, it is very much for all ages and delights all a wide variety of readers, in much the same way as Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland and Wind in the Willows. As such, this would make an excellent addition to any collectoion of modern first editions.

      [Bookseller: Everlasting Editions]
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        "Heitere Wein-Legende". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit eh. Widmung und U. Baden bei Wien, April 1945.

      1945. Titel und 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Folio. Die Widmung an den Textautor Franz Posch "zur freundlichen Erinnerung". - Ludwig Gruber zählte mit seinen zusammengenommen mehr als 2000 Kompositionen zu den wichtigsten Vermittlern des Wiener Liedes. Zu seinen bekanntesten Werken zählen "Mei Mutterl war a Weanerin" und "Es wird a Wein sein". - Mit Adreßstempel am Titel; etwas gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        Rite écossais ancien accepté

      Imprimeur Paul Zarifian, 1945. Sup:. Cons:. pour la France et ses dépendances. Rituel de Chevalier Rose - Croix. Dix - huitième degré de la Franc - Maçonnerie Ecoss:. (Paris), 1945. In - 4°. m. marocchino rosso con larghe punte, titolo in oro sul piano anteriore. 63, (2) pp. Stampato in rosso e nero su carta greve, testo entro riquadro rosso. Tiratura limitata per i soli iniziati; ristampa del 1845. Rarissimo, sconosciuta al Ferrer Benimeli.

      [Bookseller: Brighenti libri esauriti e rari]
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        1945 Pre "The Goon Show" MANUSCRIPT Material

      This is an important archive of Manuscript material relating to Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan and their pre-The Goon Show history, Spike and Harry famously met during the Second World War, with a very funny first encounter involving a runaway Howitzer Gun in North Africa, then later just after the end of the War in 1945, but before demobilisation Harry joined a Variety Show in Naples Italy called "Over the Page", as a Comedian and Impressionist, and as a Singer, also on the Bill was the "Bill Hall Trio", a Musical Comedy act featuring Bill Hall on Violin, Johnny Mulgrew on Double Bass and Spike Milligan on Guitar, a hand written program was produced for the show, which was presumably later copied and printed for audience members. Included in this archive is THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT HAND WRITTEN AND PAINTED PROGRAMME FOR THE SHOW FULLY SIGNED BY ALL THE CAST MEMBERS WELL OVER FIFTY SIGNATURES, each member of the cast signing their name under the act they appeared in. Harry Secombe appeared in three spots in the show and his signature appears three times, the Bill Hall Trio appeared last on the bill, and they have signed their names, including of course Spike Milligan, The Orchestra appeared first on the Bill with all eleven members signing their name including Johnny Mulgrew of "The Bill Hall Trio", who was playing his Bass in the Orchestra as well, other acts include Bob Wayne with his Hat and Cane, The Egyptian Sand Dance and Somersaults by Bob Hutchinson and Bill !! Light Comedy by Kenneth B. Lovell, and more, also loosely inserted in the program is a piece of paper with a hand written list of the acts in order of appearance from a later performance on 11th February 1946, the main Manuscript Programme is dated December 1945 Naples Italy, for many years the manuscript of the programme was in the hands of Kenneth Lovell who appeared in the show with an act called "The Silent Man with Silly Fingers", and included in the archive is an original letter sent on 31st May 1954 from Harry Secombe to Kenneth thanking him for the offer of accommodation at his home while he was on tour in England, and mentioning the recent birth of his son Andrew. After Kenneth's death, the original programme and posters for the show came into the hands of a Norman Haynes, and in 1992 he sent the posters and programme to Harry Secombe to look at, they let Harry keep the original posters for the show which they didn't want any payment for, and in return Sir Harry sent Norman and his wife a Signed Copy of his Autobiography, a Signed Photograph, and a Signed Copy of his latest Album, returning the programme as well, these items are included in the Archive along with the three Letters of Correspondence and a Compliments Slip from Sir Harry, The Autobiography also gives Harry's account of the "Over The Page" show and early meetings with Spike Milligan, soon after the appearance in the show they started a Comedy Act together, and the rest is history as we say.... A VERY IMPORTANT PIECE OF PRE-GOONS HISTORY DATING TO THE VERY BEGINNINGS OF THE SHOW BUSINESS CAREERS OF HARRY SECOMBE AND SPIKE MILLIGAN. THE MANUSCRIPT PROGRAMME FOR "OVER THE PAGE" IS A UNIQUE AND VERY IMPORTANT PIECE OF BRITISH COMEDY HISTORY. the Archive includes the 1945 Manuscript Signed Programme for the "Over the Page Show" signed by Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan, along with all the other cast members, over fifty signatures in all, the Hand Written list of the Shows itinerary for a production of the show on 11th February 1946, A 1954 signed Letter from Harry Secombe to Kenneth Lovell, Three Signed Letters from Harry Secombe in 1992 about the programme and posters for the show, a Signed Copy of Harry Secombe's Autobiography, A Signed Colour Photograph from Harry Secombe, A Signed copy of Harry Secombe's 1991 Album "Yours Sincerely Harry Secombe", and a Printed Compliment Slip from Sir Harry Secombe, CBE. , some creasing to the photo, and edge bumps to the album cover and books dustjacket, else in good condition.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cox]
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        Animal Farm

      Secker & Warburg, London 1945 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Published May 1945" printed on the copyright page. A wonderful copy. An attractive First issue dustjacket that has the publisher's printed price present with minor wear to the edges. The book is in fabulous condition and appears UNREAD. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy. We buy Orwell First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        ANIMAL FARM. A Fairy Story.

      First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with white titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the cloth clean and bright. The contents are complete and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very lightly rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has a couple of tiny closed tears to the extremities. The reverse of the dustwrapper has the Searchlight Books print in red. Not price-clipped (6s. to the front flap). Housed in a purple cloth folding box, with white paper label to the spine, printed in black. A very attractive example, scarce thus.4500 copies printed. Although stated "first published May 1945" on the copyright page, publication was delayed until August due to paper shortages.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books Ltd]
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        ANIMAL FARM. A fairy story.

      Secker & Warburg. London. 1945. FIRST EDITION. 1st impression. 8vo. A near to very good copy of the book with the cloth still dark green and the white lettering on the spine still bright and sharp. This is an ex school library copy but the only library stamp is the two line school name in ink on the title page with the number 176 below written by hand. There are a few pages with neat pencil underlining which could be erased quite easily, and a handful of pages with blue and red ink underlines. Inner hinges cracked but holding firm. In the original green, grey and white dustwrapper with some chipping and rubbing to the edges and corners and some loss to the very top and bottom of the spine and a larger piece from the top of the front panel. The wrapper has the red Searchlight Books design printed on the rear. Price still intact on front inner flap. Overall a good copy of this classic work.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        SAVA ALEPH-BET [GRANDPA'S ALPHABET]

      YEDIDA, SHLOMO. ABC. (HEBREW) SAVA ALEPH-BET [GRANDPA'S ALPHABET] by Shlomo Yedidia. Tel Aviv: Difus Dvar [1945]. Oblong 8 1/4 x 7 1/4", cloth backed pictorial boards, near Fine. Next to a large picture of each letter is an animal or an object formed in the shape of the letter next to it. There is a short story for each letter beneath which is a series of 20 squares with an interesting pictorial history showing how the letter evolved from a pictograph to the current usage. Unusual.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Massimo Campigli.  Il Lamento del Gabelliere: 10 black and white Original Lithographs.

      Massimo Campigli. Il Lamento del Gabelliere:10 black and white Original Lithographs. Poems by Raffaele Carrieri. Note Carlo Bo. Edizioni Toninelli, Milano 1945. With 10 Original lithographs by Massimo Campigli in B/W, of which three of them in double-page, that accompany the poem of Carreri Total Edition of 250 copies numbered: 100 with hand-colored lithographs, 125 with B/W lithographs, and 25 out of commerce. The Lithographs were pulled from stone by Piero Fornasetti Atelier in Milan, the lithographic stones were destroyed after the limited prints. A Good copy in good condition. Condition: Beige cardboard hard cover with title in brown worn, corners with scratches and discoloration, spine missed, but front and back cover solid attached to the book. Light splits on the text block, Lithographs in good conditions, some light waves and creases on the paper are visible in almost all the pages, as same some tanning on the edges. In Good Condition Ref: Campigli Catalogo ragionato dell'opera grafica, Meloni/Tavola # 79. PICTURES ON REQUEST

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        SPLENDEUR DE PARIS. PREFACE DE MAURICE GARCON. PARIS. ATELIERS D'IMPRESSION ET DE CARTONNAGE D'ART. 1945.

      19451945IN-FOLIO EN FEUILLES (42,5 X 31,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE 3 FEUILLETS (TITRE AVEC JUSTIFICATION AU VERSO, 4 PAGES DE PREFACE) + 20 PHOTOGRAPHIES EN NOIR, SOUS EMBOITAGE CARTONNE CREME, TITRE IMPRIME SUR ETIQUETTE PAPIER D'ORIGINE SUR LE PLAT SUPERIEUR. EDITION ORIGINALE. TIRAGE LIMITE A 700 EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES. TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE, EMBOITAGE NEUF, ETIQUETTES D'ORIGINE CONSERVEES CONTRECOLLEES SUR ET DANS L'EMBOITAGE.

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        Il Mondo. Lettere Scienze Arti Musica (Anni I-II, Nn. 6-37, 16 Giugno 1945-5 Ottobre 1946) - Il Mondo Europeo (Anno III, Nn. 38-48, 1 Marzo-1 Agosto 1947)

      Tipografia Vallecchi (Anni I-II, Nn. 6-37, 16 Giugno 1945-5 Ottobre 1946) - Tipografia della Società Editrice Italiana (Anno III, Nn. 38-48, 1 Marzo-1 Agosto 1947), Firenze - Livorno - I ed. dei 38 fascicoli in-folio del periodico bimensile Il Mondo. Lettere Scienze Arti Musica (Anni I-II, Nn. 6-37, 16 Giugno 1945-5 Ottobre 1946) e, con il nuovo titolo, Il Mondo Europeo (Anno III, Nn. 38-48, 1 Marzo-1 Agosto 1947), pubblicato il 1° e il 3° sabato del mese e, dal N. 38 del 1° Marzo 1947, il 1° e il 15 di ogni mese. La prima sede fu Firenze, (Palazzo Strozzi) e, dal N. 38 del 1° Marzo 1947 la sede si trasferì in via Cerretani 39 rosso, sempre in Firenze. I fascicoli sono rilegati in mezza tela écru con angoli e piatti rifiniti in carta marmorizzata bianco/vermiglione/azzurro (titoli dorati entro tassello in pelle marrone applicato al dorso). Illustrazioni in b/n nel testo (anche pubblicitarie). Comitato Direttivo Anni I-II, Nn. 6-37, 16 Giugno 1945-5 Ottobre 1946: Alessandro Bonsanti, Arturo Loria, Eugenio Montale, Luigi Scaravelli, Giorgio Zampa, Giorgio (Segretario di Redazione). Comitato Direttivo Anno III, Nn. 38-48, 1 Marzo -1 Agosto 1947: Antonio Milo, Vincenzo Spicacci (Roma) e Alessandro Bonsanti, Arturo Loria, Eugenio Montale, Umberto Morra (Firenze). Nell'Anno III, Nn. 38-48, 1 Marzo -1 Agosto 1947, il primo e l'ultimo foglio sono in carta pesca o albicocca con illustrazioni in nero/pesca o albicocca. Stato buono (pagine brunite - alcune pagine con strappi laterali - alcune gore e fioriture nelle pagine). I, 6, 16 Giugno 1945, pp. 16 - I, 10, 18 Agosto 1945, pp. 16, I, 11, 1° Settembre 1945, pp. 16 - I, 12, 15 Settembre 1945, pp. 16 - I, 13, 6 ottobre 1945, pp. 16 - I, 15, 3 Novembre 1945, pp. 16 - I, 17, 1° Dicembre 1945, pp. 16 - I, 18, 15 Dicembre 1945, pp. 16 --- II, 19 (1), 5 Gennaio 1946, pp. 16 - II, 20 (2), 19 Gennaio 1946, pp. 16 - II, 21 (3), 2 Febbraio 1946, pp. 16 - II, 122 (4), 6 Febbraio 1946, pp. 16 - II, 23 (5), 2 Marzo 1946, pp. 12 - II, 24 (6), 16 Marzo 1946, pp. 12 - II, 25 (7) 6 Aprile 1946, pp. 12 - II, 26 (8), 20 Aprle 1946, pp. 12 - II, 27 (9), 4 Maggio 1946, pp. 12 - II, 28 (10), 18 Maggio 1946, pp. 12 - II, 29 (11), 1° Giugno 1946, pp. 12, II, 30 (12), 15 Giugno 1946, pp. 12 - II, 31 (13), 6 Luglio 1946, pp. 12 - II, 32 (14), 20 Luglio 1946, pp. 12 - II, 33 (15), 3 Agosto 1946, pp. 12 - II, 35 (17), 7 Settembre 1946, pp. 12 - II, 36 (18), 21 Settembre 1946, pp. 12 - II, 37 (19), 5 Ottobre 1946, pp. 12 --- III, 38 (1), 1 Marzo 1947, pp. 16 - III, 39 (2), 15 Marzo 1947, pp. 16 - III, 40 (3), 1 Aprile 1947, pp. 16 - III, 41 (4), 15 Aprile 1947, pp. 16 - III, 42 (5), 1 Maggio 1947, pp. 16 - III, 43 (6), 15 Maggio 1947, pp. 16 - III, 44 (7), 1 Giugno 1947, pp. 16 - III, 45 (8), 15 Giugno 1947, pp. 16 - III, 46 (9), 1 Luglio 1947, pp. 16 - III, 47 (10), 15 Luglio 1947, pp. 16 - III, 48 (11), 1 Agosto 1947, pp. 16. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: De Carlo]
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        La Physiologie du Goût.

      Paris, Editions Litteraires 1945. 2 volumes in-8° brochés, couvertures rempliées, chemises et étui, (infimes rousseurs). Très nombreuses en-tête, in-texte et vignettes en couleurs de Sylvain SAUVAGE. Tirage limité à 800 exemplaires. Un des 100 premiers comportant 1 dessin original signé et l'aquarelle originale ayant servie à l'illustration de l'ouvrage.

      [Bookseller: Librairie In-Quarto]
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        Finisterre. Con autografi e un ritratto dell'Autore di Giacomo Manzù

      Barbera, -1945. 152x218 mm Edizione speciale di duecento esemplari numerati dal n. 1 al n. 191. Sono stati inoltre tirati 9 esemplari numerati con lettere dell'alfabeto a disposizione dell'Autore. Ns. esemplare n. 21. Firmato dall'Autore

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        Correspondence archive. Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, New York, 1945-1949.

      1945. 3 TLS by Thomas Mann. 27 Aug. 1946; 1 Nov. 1946; 21 March 1948. Together 3 pp. 4to. Includes: 1 ALS by Katia Mann (1883-1980). 29 Aug. 1946. 1 p. 4to. 1 ALS (18 March 1948; draft; 2½ pp. on 2 leaves, 8vo) and 1 TL (16 Oct. 1946; carbon; 1½ pp., 4to) by Doris Dana (1920-2006) to Thomas Mann. 3 ALS by Monika Mann (1910-1992). 3 June 1948; 29 June 1948; 15 Oct. 1948. Together 5 pp. with 3 envelopes. 4 TMs with autogr. corrections by Monika Mann (1910-1992). N. p. o. d. Together 29 pp. 4to. Also includes collection of Thomas Mann ephemera: 1) Ticket stub for a lecture by Thomas Mann at the Hunter College Assembly Hall (New York, 20 Jan. 1945). 2) Printed program "Dinner in Honor of Dr. Thomas Mann. On the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday. Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. New York. Auspices: The Nation Associates. Monday Evening, June 25, 1945". (8) pp. Printed wrappers. Oblong 4to. 3) Typed seating list for the Dinner in Honor of Thomas Mann. 4 pp. Folio. 4) Receipt for small gift box from The Old Mexico Shop in Santa Fe, NM, for Katia Mann (15 Aug. 1946). 1 p. Oblong 8vo. 5) Autogr. lecture notes by Doris Dana taken at a Thomas Mann lecture given in 1947. 4½ pp. Small 8vo. 6) Two copies of a flyer for the Thomas Mann lecture "Goethe and Democracy" (Hunter College Assembly Hall, New York, 7 May 1949). 7) Autogr. lecture notes by Doris Dana taken at this lecture. 8 pp. 4to and 8vo. Interesting Thomas Mann correspondence and ephemera archive compiled by Doris Dana, the long-time companion of poet, educator, feminist, Nobel laureate and Chilean diplomat Gabriela Mistral (i. e., Lucila de María del Perpetuo Socorro Godoy Alcayaga, 1889-1957), several of whose poems Dana translated and edited. The present collection documents the friendship which Dana entertained with the Mann family in the late 1940s, frequently touching upon her friendship with Gabriela Mistral. In the first correspondence document, written on August 27, 1946, Thomas Mann thanks "Miss Dana" for her "touching letter of August 15th" (not preserved here) and for the "hours we spent with you. - Particularly, I want to express to you, though belatedly, my appreciation of the excellent English translation of the article by Gabriela Mistral. I was deeply moved and surprised about the truly generous warm-heartedness with which this woman comments on my work and existence. Strangely enough: nowadays it is not seldom that people write about me in this tone and style to which I formerly was hardly used. It proves that one only has to persist long enough and people will begin to realize what one means to them." In an autograph letter written two days later, Katia Mann adds her thanks for a set of César Franck records, as well as for "the lovely little Mexican box which arrived two days ago" (receipt included in ephemera coll.). A few months later, Dana sends the Manns an album of Carol Bruce singing Gustav Mahler's "Songs of a Wayfarer" (letter dated. Oct. 16, 1946) and comments on the War Department's plans to translate and reprint her story, "My Soul To Take", in the "'Neue Auslese', a magazine published in Germany and circulated through all four zones of Germany, and Austria, as part of the reeducation program for the occupied areas [...] It is an immense satisfaction and privilege for me to be given a hearing in this way [...] - particularly since it stresses for me the functional aspect of writing [...] Thank you particularly for your appreciation of the article by Gabriela Mistral. To translate such an article was a privilege for me [...], and also a vicarious way of expressing my own feeling on your existence, your work and the things you represent." Mann answered on Nov. 1: "It is amazing that Mahler's musical personality is so completely expressed in these early compositions. The reproduction is excellent, and even the German pronunciation of the singer leaves hardly anything to desire [...] I am working hard on my novel [i. e, Doktor Faustus] which, if I stay well, I hope to finish in the first months of the coming year [...]". After am interval during which Dana has been in contact with the Manns' daughter Monika, Dana resumes the correspondence in March 1948: "I have just received a very warm letter concerning you from Gabriela Mistral [...] As you know, her tribute to you, which I had the honor of translating, appeared in 'The Stature of Thomas Mann.' The letter which she now writes to me expresses a profound appreciation of you + of your work [...] She tells me that she wil be in Los Angeles for a short time at the end of March + asks me if it might be possible for you to see her briefly. Believe me, if it is possible for you to see her I know that it will be a mutually happy meeting - for she is a poet of great genius + strength + magnitude. Monika tells me that you have broken your shoulder recently + suffered badly with it for awhile [...] I am looking forward eagerly to the appearance of the English translation of Dr. Faust. The enthusiastic responses I have heard from my friends who know German, is enough to make me most envious of their knowledge of your language. They say it is by far the best thing you have done. Oh - why have I not learned German! I am impatient to read this new work of yours [...]". Mann replies on March 21st that he immediately wrote to Gabriela Mistral, "asking her to give me a wring [!], when she comes to Los Angeles. I am looking forward to having her as a guest in our home [...] My arm is doing allright, and I think, in a few weeks I may forget about it [...]". - The correspondence with Monika includes three letters; in the first, she asks Dana to "have dinner with me one convenient evening soon - and I wanted to ask you whether it would be possible for you to arrange for me a one week's stay at your country place (from about 15.-23.) [...] It's very important for me!" Characteristically, she states the sender as "Monika Lanyi Mann" - in 1940, the year after their marriage, her husband, the art historian Jenö Lányi, had drowned when a German U-boat sank the ship on which the couple was emigrating to Canada (Monika being among the few survivors). She also misspells Dana's name as "Denah". - Includes four unpublished typed manuscripts by Monika Mann: "Betsy" (5½ pp.), "Circus" (7½ pp.), "Pet Tells his Story" (9½ pp.), and "Racine on the Chief" (5 pp.). They probably were written in 1947/48, when Monika made her first serious attempt at professional writing - much to her parents' chagrin, who did not believe in her talent and feared that uncomfortable family matters might be dragged into the public by their unbeloved daughter. - The collection is supplemented by several ephemera relating to Thomas Mann lectures, at several of which Dana took notes (relating to Nietzsche, Hitler, Roosevelt, the "nobleness of life" that is culture, its association with art and instict, etc.).

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        Midi à 14 h (Here for Ever). Traduit et préfacé par Jean-Paul Sartre [Pierre Bettencourt] Quatrième volume de la Collection "Littérature de choc" dirigée par Maurice Thorez, Collection sabordée en 1939. Ouvrage couronné par l'Académie Française et par la Société d'encouragement au bien.

      Paris, Gallimard [Saint-Maurice d'Etelan, Pierre Bettencourt], 25 avril 1945. 25,5 x 16,5 cm, [192 p.], 4 ill. coul. hors-texte. Broché, couv. rempliée, qques rouss. Edition originale, tirage annoncé à 1350 ex. dont 25 sur Chine et 50 sur Japon nacré réservés à la Société des Bibliophiles de Strasbourg [tirage réel de 200 ex. sur Arches, annoncé par Bettencourt en 1948]. Les illustrations hors-texte sont attribuées à Jean Hugo (dans certains exemplaires les illustrations sont attribuées à Savignac).- Joint : compte rendu de Maurice Saillet ("Billets doux" par Justin Saget) attribuant l'ouvrage à "quelque lascar de province qui s'abrite derrière la blancheur de ce pseudonyme pour se mettre plus commodément à l'école d'Henri Michaux".

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

      Toulouse: Imprimerie Douladoure, (1945)-1961. 3 vols: xvii,832; 5058; 591,xvi, 28 b/w plates. Hardback. Fine set bound in 7 vols: recent half leather, buckram boards; leather title-pieces to spines. Some browning to paper Vol. 1 is the 1968 reprint. Text French

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        Je me souviens...

      Presses de la Cité 1945. In-8 en feuilles sous couverture illustrée avec titre & double emboitâge. Un des 105 exemplaires sur vergé d'ingres du tirage de tête ( n° 101 ), accompagné du magnifique dessin original à la plume de Jean Reschofsky. Belles Illustrations in texte par Jean Reschofsky. Edition originale en siuperbe état. De toute rareté.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

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        Carmen, avec des gravures sur cuivre de D. Galanis.

      Paris, Éditions Littéraires de France, 1945 ; petit in-4, en feuilles sous couverture crème rempliée, chemise-étui de l'éditeur rouge bordée de noir ; (4 bl.), 161, (7) pp., 20 gravures sur cuivre, dont 12 hors-texte, 1 vignette de titre, 4 compositions in-texte et 3 culs-de-lampe. Premier tirage, un des 20 EXEMPLAIRES DE COLLABORATEUR (sur vélin pur fil BFK de Rives), paraphé par l'éditeur, d'un tirage total à 370. Bel exemplaire.

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        5 autograph letters signed and 2 typed letters signed (one of which with autogr. corrections). N. p., 1945 to 1952, and undated.

      1945. A total of 16 autograph pp. in 8vo and 4to, 19 typed pp. in 4to. With drafts of 15 letters from Bischoff to Rouault (1943-1952) and some additional material. Comprehensive letters on various topics, including his physical and moral condition, prayers and thoughts, and comments on paintings ( " cet affreux métier [...] cette vie en enfer" ), painters (among others, Corot , Cézanne , Renoir, and Degas), the trial that made him the heirs of Ambroise Vollard (the " les démélés avec ces affreux bougres ... m'ont dégouté de la peinture", November 1945): " Je vois que vs ne vs rendez pas bien compte de ma situation présente isolé impossible de plus en plus tout à fait - impossible [...] Aussi je suis tirbouchonné de bonne manière"; " Alleluia priez plus pour cet art bien aimé et redoutable [...] la meilleure grâce qui me fut faite ce sera d'avoir parfois prié en peignant avec quelque bonheur [...] Mon Dieu ayez pitié du pauvre émigré [...] 1871 - 1914 - 1937 [...] cela gens de peu de foi suffit il pas [...] ne parlons pas peinture on en parle trop facilement". - In addition to a letter from March 16, 1950, Rouault attaches a four sided poem entitled "Poêmes d'Ariel Testament spirituel A Bischoff pour lui porter bonheur en ces temps de hargnes picturales". - Included are also some letters etc. by the Rouault family.

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        Day of Paris (First Edition)

      New York: J.J. Augustin, 1945. First Edition. First Edition. A presentable copy. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Slight lean, with light foxing to the page edges. Jacket is lightly soiled, with light chipping to the extremities. Roth 101, p. 114-115. Parr and Badger, Vol. I, p. 200.

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        Madame Bovary.

      P. La Bonne Compagnie 1945. In-8° broché, sous couverture illustrée en couleurs rempliée, chemise et étui. 35 aquarelles de GRAU-SALA reproduites par Duval et coloriées par Beaufumé et Berthelot. Tirage limité à 1000 exemplaires. Un des 35 de tête avec une suite en noir des hors texte et une très jolie aquarelle originale (22 x 14,5 cm). Bel exemplaire

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        Ross Poldark

      The First UK printing published by Ward Lock and Co. in 1945. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. Light pushing at the spine ends.Covers lightly marked in places. Mild toning to the text block.Light offsetting to the end papers. Free from erasures and inscriptions. The front end paper is just starting to separate from the the half-title page at the upper margin but is still very tight. Some light marking to the front pastedown of indeterminate origin. The fragile paper WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good+ condition. Mild edge wear, creasing and rubbing in places. Some closed tears have been repaired with small amounts of tape on the verso - this does not show through to the front. Small closed tear to the middle of the front flap fold. There is some similar marking of indeterminate origin to the edge of the front flap (Could be coloured tape which has been subsequently removed??). The colouring of the wrapper to the spine and front panel is still very bright. The period wrapper artwork looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. The first title in the successful 'Poldark' series which has been adapted twice with acclaim for TV. Scarce to find in such condition having been produced cheaply to war economy standards. Collectible. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Cannery Row

      The Viking Press, New York 1945 - First Edition, First Printing. This copy is authentically INSCRIBED and SIGNED by John Steinbeck. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket is vibrant in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy SIGNED Steinbeck First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Lot de 4 livres / La foi d'un paien / Ou est le mal ? / La reconnaissance ou Qu'est ce que la foi ? /L'aujourd'hui des evangiles

      1945Aux editions du Seuil, 1967, 1969, 1968 et 1970. Format 14x21 cm, broche, 93, 111, 106 et 299 pages. Dos jaunis. Bon etat.

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        Journey into Fear

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1945. Hardcover. Very Good. Inscribed by the author on the title page to film director Roy Ward Baker, dated August 16, 1946. Ambler was Baker's superior in the British army at the time, shortly thereafter penning the screenplay for his first feature, The October Man. They would collaborate in 1958 on the Titanic thriller A Night to Remember, Baker's best-known film. 224 pp. Second edition, early printing. Very Good in a Very Good jacket with a chipped head, sunned spine panel, some rubbing and edge wear. Pages toned with age, cloth a bit grubby and spine-sunned. A nice association between the espionage novelist and an accomplished director.

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        STORIE DI TRE UCCELLINI [TIC,TAC AND TOC]

      MUNARI. MUNARI,BRUNO. STORIE DI TRE UCCELLINI [TIC TAC AND TOC]. Veronasi: Mondadori (1945). Large 40 (9 1/2 x 12 1/2"), slightest bit of soil, near Fine. Number 5 of Munari's famous cut-out books with minimal text and brightly colored lithographs on every page. There are smaller books within the large book plus a circular cut-out on the bottom of each page. Unique and appealing.

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        Croquelune.

      Editions de Savoie 1945. In-4 broché de 148 pages au format 23 x 28,5 cm. Couverture à rabats & belles illustrations de Joseph Hémard. Un des 499 exemplaires ( n° 491 ) sur pur fil après 42 sur même papier contenant un dessin original. Dos & bords des plats très légèrement brunis. Petit accroc en haut du 1er plat. Titre inscrit manuellement au dos. Rarissime édition originale en superbe état général.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

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        Paisajes Magallánicos. Itinerarios turísticos. 2 Mapas y fotografias de autor

      Talleres Gráficos de la Publitipografía Isa de Vicente y Cía., Buenos Aires 1945 - 205 p. ; 28x20 cms., ilustraciones b/n y color, fotos (A-237.OF-3L-c3) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gigi.

      Paris: J. Ferenczi & Fils 1945 - PRESENTATION COPY. 1 vol., 7-3/8" x 5", inscribed on the half-title "Quel affreux papier, chere Alice! Il n’est digne ni de vous, ni du sentiment tres fidele qui attache a vous votre amie Colette", "What dreadful paper, dear Alice! It is not worthy of you, nor of the very faithful feeling that binds to you your friend Colette". Bound in 1/4 French tan marbled morocco, raised bands, gilt lettered spine, original printed wrappers bound in, hinges fine, closed tear on page 209 affecting several words otherwise a VERY GOOD copy. The recipient was Colette's old friend Alice Benard-Fleury of Toulon, with whom she corresponded during the War years. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Une Saison en Enfer. Con dieci eliotipie da acqueforti di Luigi Bartolini

      De Luigi, 1945. In-8° (235x185mm), pp. XXX, (2), 57, (3), cartonatura editoriale riquadrata. Un'acquaforte originale di Bartolini f.t. firmata a matita. 10 eliotipie a p. pag. da acqueforti originali di Bartolini. Fioriture alla cartonatura, un piccolo restauro al dorso. "Prima edizione romana", tirata a soli 500 esemplari numerati; il nostro è il n° XLI della tiratura di testa di 100 copie siglate con cifre romane e comprendenti un'acquaforte originale di Luigi Bartolini. L'edizione è "uguale all'edizione originale di Bruxelles (Poot, 1875) curata da Arthur Rimbaud medesimo". Raffinata edizione adorna dell'incisione originale di Bartolini di questa celeberrima prosa poetica del grande simbolista, pubblicata all'origine nel 1873 e a proposito della quale Claudel poteva dire che Rimbaud fu "un mistico allo stato selvaggio". I libri del Crepuscolo a cura di Gian Luigi Brignone e Rinaldo Taddei.

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        DE METRO Satyrisch tijdschrift (subtitle changes).

      Complete collection of 35 issues published [comprising Nos. 1-34 plus extra Jan.1945., Amsterdam, D.A.V.I.D., 15 Nov. 1944 - 29 Juni] , as follows: - First year,nos. [1-3] illegally published with misleading numbering asYear 5 nos 7, 8, 9-12 (15 Nov.1944-22 Nov. 1944) followed by: - Extra Nummer, 20 Jan.1945 and - Year 6 no. 1-3. Amsterdam, 19 Jan. 1945- 21 April 1945 continued as; - Year 6 (New Series Year 1, Eerste Daglicht Nummer [First legally published]) Nos. 7-14; Amsterdam, 10 Mei 1945 - 24 Aug.1945 continued as: (Year. 2 ) Nos. 15-30 . 7 Sept.1945- 6 Mei 1946 (from 30 issues published) continued as: ( Year 3) Nos 1-4. 10 Mei 1946 -29 Juni 1946 (4 issues published to the end of publication) Set in the original issues as published, some light foxing or occasional dampstains due to the newsprint paper, some edgewear, but in general a very good set in the original issues, unbound. ADDED: rare compilation book "Metro Mozaïek". N.d., Uitgeverij David. With orig.wrapper (sl,damaged). . Extremely rare complete set. Edited by Jan-Gerhard and Marten Toonder. This rare satirical periodical published in The Netherlands during and immediately after the war, originated from the underground movement. Yr.6 no. 1 was still illegally published and no.7 (= Eerste daglicht-nummer) is the first "legal" issue, published after the liberation. Editor in chief was Jan Gerhard Toonder, and most important in Metro was the contribution of his brother Marten Toonder, with several full-page (and also smaller) politico-satirical drawings, satirizing the former underground-press, the internment politics, the military authorities, etc. Metro was founded in Oct.1944 by J.C.Pellicaan and D.D.B.van Veen, both former collaborators of the illegal "Vrij Nederland". To mislead the Germans but also "to irritate van Randwijk", the first number published had the faked numbering Year 5 no.7 (suggesting that it was founded even before "Vrij Nederland".) Publication went on till Yr.3 no.4. Apart from M.Toonder we also find drawings by H.G.Kresse, Fiep Westendorp, H.Kabos, René Zwartjes, a.o.; other collaborators were J.G.Toonder, P.Beihuizen, Geert Lubberhuizen. DAVID stands for "De Algemene Vrije Illegale Drukkerij". Winkel: 421.In total 35 issues were published. In the Index of the reprint another extra-number is included, which was never distributed officially, This is not included in the set offered. A few issues with small stamp "leesvereniging". 1.

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        LES MAL-AIMÉS, PiECE EN 3 ACTES.

      1945Paris, Editions Bernard GRASSET, 1945. 1 volume in 12° relié demi-maroquin vert foncé, dos à 4 gros nerfs, têtes dorée (couvertures et dos conservés). L'un des 31 exemplaires sur Vélin d'Arches. Exemplaire n°24 en parfait état. Deuxième papier Madagascar, derrière les exemplaires (14). RARE Exemplaire très bien relié bien que je n'aie pas vu la signature sur la reliure. Edition Originale.>>>> Jean-Christophe YVARD sera présent au XXème Salon du Livre, Bordeaux les 22 et 23 octobre -Librairie ouverte aussi sous les arcades de la cité médiévale de Bazas -33- (40 minutes depuis Bordeaux).

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         Portrait de Mounet-Sully

      1945Paris, François Bernouard, 1945. Broché, 255 x 280 mm, non paginé. La couverture comporte quelques déchirures provoquées par les grandes marges. EDITON ORIGINALE ornée de seize dessins inédits de l'auteur et coloriés à la main. UN DES 278 EXEMPLAIRES numérotés sur papier Isle de France pur chiffon fabriqué à la main, enrichi d'une suite en noir des dessins. Jean Cocteau et François Bernouard collaborent dès 1909 pour créer les six livraisons de la revue Schéhérazade premisses des éditions Bernouard. Cocteau participa ensuite à ces éditions à plusieurs reprise avec La Rose de François, L'Ode à Picasso. Portrait de Mounet-Sullet est probablement la plus belle collaboration entre l'écrivain et l'éditeur, le texte et les illustrations gouachées à la main se mêlant parfaitement.

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        L'Apocalypse. Traduite selon le rythme par P.-L. Couchoud et illustrée de vingt lithographies par Ed. Goerg.

      Grand in-4 en feuilles sous chemise, Imprimerie de Jacques Haumont, 1945, 42 pp. + deux séries de 20 planches illustrées hors-texte. Traces de choc et déchirures sur la chemise et la couverture (cf. photographie), dos piqué, décharge d'ombre sur la page de garde, bon état par ailleurs. Rare et étonnant volume illustré par Georg. Un des 30 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches, deuxième papier après 10 Japon. Contient un deuxième état des illustrations sous forme de suite. Complet. Poids 4,5 kg. Envoi Colissimo. Frais d'envoi 12,50 euros sur la France, 21,20 UE et Suisse, entre 27 et 53 euros pour le reste du monde, à spécifier selon zone. Possibilité de remise en mains propres sur Paris, n'hésitez pas à me contacter avant de passer commande.

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        The Riddle of the Early Academy

      Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. 1945. First. First edition. Fine in very good dustwrapper with modest staining on the front panel. Uncommon title by the eminent historian of ancient philosophy. .

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        Les Idylles ( illus. Henri LAURENS)

      Paris. Tériade Editeur / Editions Verve, 1945. In-4 (327 x 246 mm). 38 illustrations de Henri Laurens gravées sur bois en sanguine par Théo Schmied, dont le frontispice et 15 à pleine page. Tirage limité à 220 exemplaires sur vergé d'Arches, tous signés au justificatif. Celui-ci porte le numéro 121 et la signature en crayon de Henri Laurens. Couverture rempliée avec dessin doré en relief au premier plat. Complet de sa chemise et étui cartonnés. Quelques légers décharges des illustrations, mais bel et frais exemplaire de ce livre recherché et coté.

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