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        Five Go to Smuggler's Top

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1945. Another Adventure of the Four Children and Timmy the Dog. Octavo. Original light blue boards, spine and front cover lettered in black, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and illustrations to the text by Eileen Soper. Discreet gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, very mild toning along extremities, tips very lightly bumped and rubbed, a few small pale spots to rear board. An excellent copy in the bright dust jacket with a toned spine with a shallow chip at the foot and a short nick at the head. Still an excellent copy of this book. First edition, first impression. The fourth adventure in the Famous Five series, uncommon in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Chansons pour elle

      Anonyme 1945 - Ouvrage in-4 en feuilles (25,5 x 34 cm.), 59 pages. Couverture rempliée. Chemise et emboîtage. Recueil de Paul Verlaine agréablement illustré de pointes-sèches de Lobel-Riche. Tirage total à 260 exemplaires numéroté, le nôtre (n°165). Emboîtage accidenté, bon état général. Lobel-Riche

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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        Le Desir Attrape par la Queue - INSCRIBED WITH A DRAWING To a Nazi-hunting 'Monuments Man'

      Paris: Gallimard, 1945. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Le Desir Attrape par la Queue [Desire Caught by the Tail]. First edition, limited issue of 2,240. Paperback, 5.75 x 7.75, 62 pages. Signed and inscribed inside the front wrapper in red artist's crayon, "Pour James Plaut, Picasso, Paris, Mai 1945," with the addition of a wonderful sketch on the adjacent page showing a heart-shaped figure with an arrow in his mouth. In very good condition, the sketch a shade light, modest chipping to wrappers, evidence of early repair to spine. <br style="">James S. Plaut (1912 - 1996) became Assistant Curator at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1935. While working at the museum, he became involved in the burgeoning modern art movement and in 1936 he co-founded the Boston Museum of Modern Art (today, The Institute of Contemporary Art), a sister institution of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He became the museum's first official director in 1939 and organized a retrospective of Picasso's works in 1940, which included the great 'Guernica.'  In November 1944 he was selected to lead the newly-formed Art Looting Investigation Unit (ALIU) of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS).  Responsible for uncovering information regarding Nazi looting through extensive research and interviews, it was through this work that he interviewed Picasso on numerous occasions.  <br style="">In the winter of 1941, soon after the Germans had occupied Paris, Picasso while ill spent three days writing a farcical play, Desire Caught by the Tail. It was first performed on 19 March, 1945 at the apartment of Louise and Michel Leiris in Paris, where it was performed by a star-studded cast that included Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Picasso's former lover Dora Maar. Musical accompaniment by Georges Hugnet and the narration was given by Albert Camus, describing the largely imaginary sets - that is, except for a large black box that served alternatively as a bed, a bathtub, and a coffin.  The spectators included Georges Braque and his wife, Cécile Éluard, Jacques Lacan and Jaime Sabartés. The event was photographed by Brassaï.<br style="">Described as "surrealistic" and "simply weird," the play is rarely produced due to sheer incomprehensibility. There is no plot to speak of, and the characters all are abstractly named: besides the protagonist Big Foot and his love interest Tart, there are Onion, Round End, the Cousin, the two Bow-wows, Silence, Fat Anguish, Skinny Anguish and The Curtains. And the stage directions are highly impractical: the transparent doors light up and the dancing shadows of five monkeys eating carrots appear. Complete darkness.<br>While the narrative is nonlinear and the meaning nearly impossible to decipher, the work has been praised despite (and sometimes for) its lack of message. Bernard Frechtman, who translated the work from the original French, writes in his Foreword, "It says nothing of human destiny or of the human condition. In an age which has discovered man with a capital M, it is gratifying to advise the reader that Picasso has nothing to say of man, nor of the universe. This in itself is a considerable achievement."

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        BUCHENWALD] LES HORREURS DES CAMPS DE TORTURE NAZIS: REPORTAGES PHOTOGRAPHIQUES

      Bruxelles; Editions Perce Neige 1945 - Original Wraps. 8vo. 16 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In French. Buchenwald; 2me année, no 5. 'Special number'. Dated May 1945. Illustrated brochure on the horrors of Buchenwald. Demands vengeance for the dead. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Pictorial works. Concentration camps - Pictorial works. Concentration camps. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Pictorial works. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Light staining to top half-inch of pages. Good condition. (HOLO2-124-10A) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Fallen Angel

      E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., New York 1945 - Cloth with a pictorial jacket. 224pp. 12mo. Very scarce in such excellent condition. Basis for the Otto Preminger film, starring Alice Faye and Dana Andrews, with a splendidly pulpy jacket design. Red cloth hardcover shows the mildest occasional wear, but else with no markings and a fine text block. Lightly trimmed flaps, but the price is intact. Creasing to the jacket's extremities, and slight chipping and edge wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cannery Row

      Viking Press, 1945 First Edition with first issue buff cloth covers (instead of the second issue canary yellow). Fine in a fine dust jacket. Original price still present on jacket flap. States First Published by the Viking Press in January 1945 on the copyright page. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        The Glass Menagerie

      Random House, 1945 A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket. First Printing stated on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Il Canzoniere (1900 - 1945).

      Roma, Giulio Einaudi, 1945. In 8vo (cm. 20). Legatura originale di lusso in tela grezza con tassello rosso e tit. in oro; pp. 610, (2). Questa edizione, in parte originale, fu a lungo desiderata da Saba, che negli anni ?20 e ?30 aveva più volte avviato trattative con vari editori, tra cui Preda e Carabba, per un nuovo ?Canzoniere? esteso alla produzione della maturità e in compenso alleggerito nelle parti iniziali... Purtroppo, nemmeno il Saba libraio potè essere soddisfatto di una veste editoriale che risentiva delle ristrettezze del tempo di guerra, la carta grigiastra appariva ?sudicia? ai suoi occhi e la legatura si dimostrò approssimativa in parecchi esemplari. Per rimediare, almeno in parte, a quest'ultimo difetto, l'editore fece legare in tela rigida alcune centinaia delle 2900 copie della tiratura... G. castellani, Bibl. delle ediz. orig. di U. Saba. Axs

      [Bookseller: Libreria Bongiorno Paolo]
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        TOC TOC - CHI E'? APRI LA PORTA; IL VENDITORE DI ANIMALI;. COLLANA "I LIBRI DI MUNARI" N.3 e 6. MILANO ED. MONDADORI, I edizione 1945.

      Mondadori 1945 24x32; Volumi ideati e disegnati da Bruno Munari nel periodo da lui dedicato alla sperimentazione didattica raffiguranti persone, animali cose che appaiono e scompaiono con un gioco di cartoncini animati sovrapposti. Cartonati editoriali illustrati a colori ai piatti con dorsi in tela. Buonissimo stato. Cadauno ? 600,00 - In blocco ? 900,00

      [Bookseller: Libreria L' Angolo del Collezionista]
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        ROSS POLDARK A Novel Of Cornwall 1783 - 1787

      

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        Finisterre.: Con autografi e un ritratto dell&#146;autore di Giacomo Manzù.

      Barbèra, Firenze. 1945 - Ritratto di Montale in sanguigna e due riproduz. di autografi. Seconda edizione, accresciuta di 2 prose e 4 poesie, stampata in 200 esemplari numerati (69), con firma autografa di Montale. Formato: 69 p., 3 c. di tav. (1 ritr., 2 c. con riproduzione di autografi), 22 cm, bross. editoriale con risvolti ripiegati. Buono, ordinari segni d&#146;uso e del tempo, più evidenti alla brossura soprattutto al dorso che presenta minimi difetti alle estremità (quello superiore appena visibili, quello inferiore per tre millimetri circa), timbretto privato di possesso alla sguardia.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        STUART LITTLE

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Wear & chipping to DJ with small open tears; Stated first edition, two dollar price on front flap ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 131 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Cannery Row

      Viking Press, 1945 A fine first edition, first state (beige not yellow cloth) in a fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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        Brideshead Revisited

      Chapman & Hall, London 1945 - First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION published in London by Chapman and Hall. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with minor repair. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with a hint of wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        New Map of Shanghai. Pocket Edition. 1945.

      Shanghai.: Asia Geographical Institute.. 1945. 1st edition.. Large color folding map, 19 1/4 x 28 on sheet 21 x 29 1/2 inches, folding out of cloth covered boards. Minor misfolding to the map resulting in a few extra creases but otherwise map is in very good condition, with no tears. Few soiled spots to back cover of boards. There are four inset maps: "Shanghai Central of Municipal District" (3 3/4 x 3 inches); "Native City" (6 x 4 1/2 inches); "Central District" (8 x 9 inches); "Western District Extension" (3 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches). The map is on a scale of 1 :24000. Railways, tramways, bus routes are marked and the names of the wharves along the river. Major firms, banks etc are named on the map of the central district. An attractive and detailed map of this cosmopolitan city. "Issued by Ya Kwang Geographical Institute". Marked "First Edition 1945" at lower left. Publisher is stated as the Asia Geographical Institute on the map, and the East Asia Geographical Institute on the cover. Price is stated as '$600.00'. .

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        SPARKLING CYANIDE

      London; (1945): Collins/For the Crime Club. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Near Fine. 160pp., bound in red cloth, spine lettering black; a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket, with a arely visible short closed tear at foot of front fold; price on front flap of 8s.6d.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        QUAND VIENT LA FIN

      N.R.F GALLIMARD 1945 - In-8 de 305 pages avec feuillet publicitaire de Gallimard. Dédicacé à Georges Duhamel qui l'a soutenu quand il était au stalag. Spécimen de Presse de cette nouvelle édition revue et corrigée après son séjour au stalag; c'est donc une nouvelle originale, après celle de 1941. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Glass Menagerie: A Play

      New York: Random House, 1945, 1945. First edition. A fine copy in a slightly worn dust jacket.. 12mo, original reddish-brown cloth, decorated spine, gilt lettering. Frontispiece. From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller.

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        Les malheurs des immortels

      Second edition, one of 10 numbered copies on Madagascar, ours unnumbered but justifé "Madagascar", deluxe edition.illustrated book of 22 original collages of Max Ernst reproductions.Very nice copy. Editions de la revue Fontaine Paris 1945 16,5x22,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Battle of Angels

      Murray, Utah: Pharos, 1945. This is Tennessee Williams's first book, which comprised the first and second numbers of Pharos magazine. Fine in gray wrappers, which show a light diagonal crease through the center of some pages, and some chipping along yapp edges. Housed in a clamshell box with a leather spine label. The first book of Tennessee Williams.

      [Bookseller: Le Bookiniste]
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        A DESCENDÊNCIA PORTUGUESA DE EL-REI D. JOÃO II.

      - Por. Tenente-Coronel de Infantaria, Comendador da Ordem de Avis, Cavaleiro da Ordem de Christo, Sócio do Instituto Português de Heráldica, etc. Edições Gama. Lisboa. MCMXLV-MCMXLVI. [1945-1946]. Obra em 3 volumes. De 28x20 cm. Com 603, 413 e 479 págs. Belas encadernações da época inteiras de pele azul, com nervos, ferros a ouro nas pastas e nas lombadas. Seixas douradas e papel de seda nas guardas. Todos os volumes perservam as capas de brochura. Exemplar apenas com os cortes das folhas dourados á cabeça, apresenta super-libris da Casa Real Portuguesa nas pastas anteriores dos três volumes. Ilustrado com várias estampas em separado, entre elas um retrato de D. João II, além de numerosas árvores genealógicas em folhas desdobráveis. Inclui prefácio muito elogioso de D. António Conde de São Payo. No prólogo o autor explica o método que seguiu para elaborar este estudo que lhe tomou 15 anos de trabalho. Obra enriquecida com notas, que esclarecem várias questões e onde trancreve documentos, com correcções e aditamentos, índices de cada volume e um indice geral alfabético de toda a obra. O ramo principal dos descendentes de D. João II, deu origem à casa de Aveiro (Duques de Aveiro e Marqueses de Torres Novas), que teve um fim trágico, sendo o 8º Duque de Aveiro executado de forma brutal em Janeiro de 1759, acusado de atentar contra a vida do rei D. José. O autor trancreve parte da carta de D. Duarte Nuno, Duque de Bragança, que declara legítimos representantes dos títulos da Casa de Aveiro os Condes de Alcáçovas. Uma obra fundamental dos estudos genealógicos, trabalho realizado com grande rigor e abrangendo o vasto âmbito de todos os descendentes do Princípe Perfeito "Explorou a corrente do seu sangue até à última gota do mais pequeno regato que nela vai haurir.a vida". . Location/localizacao: SDC 1-A2-C-4

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        Blasons.

      Raoul Mortier 1945 - Paris, Raoul Mortier, 1945, in-folio (44 x 33.5 cm.) en feuilles, [28] pages, 6 lithographies originales d'Edouard PIGNON. Edouard PIGNON (Bully 1905-1993) est un peintre français de la nouvelle École de Paris. Son &#156;uvre abondante, difficilement classable, se développe par séries autour de thèmes divers où l'influence de Cézanne et Picasso est si évidente que le Musée Granet d'Aix en Provence consacra un évènement pour ce trio d'artistes. Dés 1932 il expose aux Indépendants et en 1945 il devient co-fondateur du Salon de Mai. Il participe activement au monde du théâtre en réalisant des maquette et costumes pour Tchékov, Molière, . L'oeuvre de PIGNON est jugé "rude, foisonnant, généreux .". (Bénézit, 1976, t.8, p.331-332). Tiré à 225 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches. Lithographie par MOURLOT. Livres

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        Les belles saisons

      Galerie Charpentier, Paris 1945 - Deux volumes in-4 plein maroquin caramel, dos à faux-nerfs, titre auteur et date dorés, tête dorée, non rogné, couvertures conservées. 107 pages, 1 feuillet (justificatif). Edition originale, illustrée de 20 pointes sèches par Christian Caillard, limitée à 350 exemplaires. Ici, le n°40, premier papier sur vélin blanc de Lana, auquel est joint un volume de suites sous chemise, emboîtage en demi maroquin caramel et étui. L'ouvrage est dédicacé par l'illustrateur et comporte en outre un dessin original. Rare et bel ensemble. // Two volumes, 4to, full brown morocco, raised spines and gilt-lettered back, top edge gilt, the others untrimmed, original wrappers bound in, slip case. Original edition, illustrated with 20 dry-points by Christian Caillard (French painter, 1899-1985). One of the 50 copies printed on Lana vellum paper, with one extra suite of the illustrations, and dedicated by the illustrator. [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, \r\nchere Alice! Il nÆest 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.\r\nThe recipient was Colette's old friend Alice Benard-Fleury of Toulon, with whom she corresponded during the War years.

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        PURSUIT TO ALGIERS (Original Heavily Annotated Screenplay for the 1945 Universal Studios SHERLOCK HOLMES Film Adaptation)

      Los Angeles: Universal Studios, 1945. Doyle, A. Conan (Leonard Lee, screenwriter). PURSUIT TO ALGIERS [here bearing the initial title "The Fugitive."] Los Angeles: Universal Studios, 1945. Dated July 26th, 1945, Leonard Lee's complete brad-bound studio mimeographed draft script (production number #7309 stamped on the cover) consists of 113pp of typescript bearing numerous penciled revisions, emendations, and additions - along with another 20pp of massively hand-corrected typescript which clearly had contained so many penciled changes that the pages had to be retyped. These remarkably annotated pages have been appended to the rear of the screenplay, creating a 133pp comprehensive look at the evolution of the script. Given the fragile nature of WW2-era scripts, this example is in excellent original condition, very good indeed, the pages are a little soft with some very light edge-wear and tears. Among the many dialogue changes, one can actually see the last minute insertion of the famous line "Elementary, Dear Watson" amid overall delicious and delightful artistic tweaking. As fully marked up as any script in our nearly complete Universal Studio archive. PURSUIT TO ALGIERS, set almost entirely on a passenger ship, required elaborate sets and thus became the series's most expensive production; it premiered at the Rialto Theatre in New York on October 26th, 1945. The twelve Sherlock Holmes films produced by Universal Pictures during the years 1942-1946 are legend; they are surely the best known screen-adapted adventures of English Literature's most iconic character and Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce are still cherished, despite our current superb 21st century film and TV adaptations, as the definitive Holmes and Watson. A treasure for the fan of the Universal Sherlock Series. Please see our other scripts from the same archive.. Signed. Original Wraps. Very Good.

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        The Commodore.

      London: Michael Joseph, 1945, 1945. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. 271. Publisher's yellow cloth with silver titles to spine, in striking Barbosa-designed dustwrapper. Top and tail of spine slightly bumped, small closed tear to the bottom of the rear panel of the dustjacket. All told a fine copy in an unusually bright dustjacket. The fourth book in the Horatio Hornblower series; The Admiralty puts Hornblower in command of a squadron and sends him on a diplomatic and military mission to the Baltic, his primary aim to bring Russia into the war against Napoleon.

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        49 Holocaust Photographs from 1945 taken at the Concentration Camps to Document the Scope of Nazi Atrocities

      1945. Near Fine. Classic 8 x 10s (20 x 25cm.). 36 have stamping on back indicating that they were taken by members of the U. S. Army Signal Corps; the other 13 have Associated Press stamping on the back. Also included are 20 smaller format and less sharply detailed photographs (later printings?) taken at Dachau by an unidentified photographer.

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        Abeceda: Dusevniho prazdna [Alphabet of Spiritual Emptiness]. First edition

      Prague: Ceska graficka unie 1945 Hardback, front- and backside rebound + original dust-jacket. Illustrated with gravure reproductions of Tmej\'s photographs documenting his experiences during World War II+lex. 8°; 45 b/w wholepaged photographs. Inside the book in a perfect condition, very rare. Roth 124. More pictures on request.Photography, WWII.

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        Autograph letter signed &#132;M. K. Gandhi".

      Poona, 12. XI. 1945. - 8vo. 2 pp. To the British politician and pacifist Frederick Pethick-Lawrence (1871-1961) in London: &#132;[ ]How nice that your wedding day should coincide with my birthday? Thanks for your congratulations. May I reciprocate them? Is not wedding a new birth? Did I know your first through Lady Lawrence during those suffragette days? I was then a novice in the art of civil resistance and had friendly differences with the late Mrs Pankhurst (1858-1928) & her daughter but not with your wife and late Mrs. Leopard. [ ]" - Nach dem Wahlsieg der Labour Party bei den Unterhauswahlen vom 5. Juli 1945 wurde Pethick-Lawrence von Premierminister Clement Attlee am 3. August 1945 zum Minister für Indien und Burma (Secretary of State for India and Burma) in dessen Kabinett berufen und bekleidete dieses Ministeramt bis zu seiner Ablösung durch William Hare, 5. Earl of Listowel am 17. April 1947. Während dieser Zeit führte er Gespräche unter anderem mit Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi über die Zukunft von Britisch-Indien.

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        Il Lamento del Gabelliere 10 black and white Original Lithographs by Massimo Campigli

      Il Lamento del Gabelliere. 10 black and white Original Lithographs by Massimo Campigli 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, of which our copy is one of 125, 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. More Pictures on request.

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        Pipe Night [Inscribed & Signed]

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, [1945]. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); original cloth in black and orange decorative dust jacket; xiv,205pp. Jacket extremities a bit chipped, orange spine lettering faded, a few pieces of tape repair to jacket verso; old round dampstain to upper cover cloth, else Very Good in Very Good jacket. Collection of short stories, here inscribed and signed "To Pat, with love, John O'Hara, 24 Nov. '63." Quite possibly the "Pat" in question is O'Hara's closest friend later in life, J.W. "Pat" Outerbridge.

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        ANIMAL FARM. A Fairy Story.

      

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        Kreatury "Nové Evropy": 12 politických karikatur [SIGNED]

      M. Hrádek, Nymburk 1945 - Folio (13 1/4 x 10"). 1 leaf (Text), 12 loose leaves (Plates), as issued. Original illustrated cardboard portfolio. Upper margin of introductory text leaf hand-signed by Czech illustrator and painter, Hanu? Bohman (1903-1980).Published in the aftermath of the liberation of Prague, this portfolio contains twelve incisive political caricatures mocking Adolf Hitler and other Nazi bonzes (Hermann Goering, Josef Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler, Reinhardt Heydrich, Karl Hermann Frank, Dr. Ley, and Rommel), as well as Mussolini, Hiro-Hito, and Czech and Slovak collaborators during the Protectorate (Emanuel Moravec, and Vojtech Tuka).Each of the 12 plates is numbered, measures 13 3/8 x 9 3/4", with image size varying from 10 1/4 x 7 7/8" to 11 3/8 x 8". The plates are mostly in black and white, with some highlighted in red to symbolize destruction (Goering "admiring" his Luftwaffe bombing a city), blood (Himmler with his arms, axe and apron drenched in blood; SS Karl Hermann Frank adorned with demon's wings, stepping into a river of blood originating from the gigantic and sinister initials: S. S.), a flag (Hiro Hito standing before the Japanese Empire flag), and conquest (Rommel is seen trying to grap Africa after having conquered most of Europe). The plates' captions feature on the front cover of the portfolio.Moderate age-toning and rubbing to portfolio. Text leaf slightly foxed. Text and captions in Czeck. Portfolio in overall good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        EL POBRECITO HABLADOR.

      Ed. Montaner y Simón. Barcelona, 1945 - . 28,5 cm. 210 pág., 4 h. Ilustr. con 11 aguafuertes de Marta Ribas, capitales y colofones grabados en madera de Enrique Tormo, en el texto. Edición en papel Holanda de Haesbeck, ejemplar de los 11 numerados del I al XI (ej. VIII) que contiene el dibujo original correspondiente a una de las planchas del libro, un dibujo original inédito y una serie de grabados con los dibujos de margen, otra en sanguina y el estado definitivo de todas las planchas. Enc. en plena piel, tejuelos, nervios, florones, ruedas y hierros dorados, corte superior pintado, cantos y contracantos, guardas de seda. Col. "Ediciones Hora", vol. 3. bibliofilia [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Spotty

      Harper and Brothers, 1945 A very good first edition in a very good dust jacket, with a charming hand drawing by H. A. Rey on the verso of the front free endpaper and inscribed and signed by both H. A. Rey, the illustrator, and Margaret Rey, the author. H. A. Rey of course was the creator of the Curious George series, and the drawings in this book are reminiscent of that work. Dust jacket still has original price of $1.75 on the front flap. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Illustrator(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Les Idylles ( illus. Henri LAURENS)

      Editions Verve, Paris 1945 - 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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        Best Film Plays of 1943-44

      New York: Crown Publishers, 1945. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED on the front endpage "For Bill Hays With the hope that he writes a million of im, Lamar Trotti Sept.19, 1945" Screenwriter and producer Lamar Trotti wrote films in many different genres: westerns, such as The Ox-Bow Incident (1943); historical epics, such as Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) ; comedies, such as Cheaper by the Dozen (1950); war films, such as Guadalcanal Diary (1943) and A Bell for Adano (1945); musicals, such as Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938) and With a Song in My Heart (1952); and biographies, such as Young Mr. Lincoln and The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (both 1939). He won an Academy Award for his screenplay Wilson (1944), a biographical treatment of Woodrow Wilson's presidency, which is among the film plays in this book, along with his afore-mentioned The Ox-Bow Incident. Trotti's films were commercially and critically successful; they are seen often on television, and they are studied as classics in film schools across the country. Bill Hays was the son of Will H. Hays, most famously known as the first President of Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA), which under his guidance published a blacklist of actors and workers studios should not hire, inserted moral clauses into actors' contracts, and published an informal list of suggested guidelines for film producers. When the Catholic Church formed its Legion of Decency and threatened nationwide boycotts of movies, Hays installed a more formal production code, called the Hays Code( later simply "The Code"), which became the virtual law of Hollywood until the 1960s. This book also contains the first printing of the Humphrey Bogart - Ingrid Bergman classic, Casablanca, two Preston Sturges scripts Hail the Conquering Hero and The Miracle of Morgans Creek, as well as Watch On the Rhine, Going My Way, Dragon Seed, and The More the Merrier. Lacking the dustjacket, the book is Very Good, spine faded but titles still legible, page block separating at head of spine, A unique piece of Hollywood film history, tieing together a screenwriter with the man Hollywood feared the most ! Inscriptions by Trotti are RARE. Bill Hays (Will Hays Jr.) did go on to become an author, writing 2 novels and Come Home With Me Now.The Untold Story of Movie Czar Will Hays By His Son. He also later became the Mayor of Crawfordsville, Indiana. I have many more titles from the Hays family estate, most are uniquely SIGNED AND INSCRIBED to WIll H. Hays. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Association Copy.

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        New Naturalist No. 1 BUTTERFLIES [Signed, Association copy]

      London: Collins. Fine/Near Fine. 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo Signed by Author A very desirable signed association copy inscribed by the author to Prof. W.H. Dowdeswell who assisted in researching the book and accompanied Ford on trips during its writing. Dowedeswell is refered to several times in the book. pp. xiv, 368. 56 colour & 24 b/w illustrations and 9 diagrams. Dust jacket near fine, clean and fresh, not price-clipped, minimal rubbing, spine a little toned, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Green buckram boards clean, gilt bright. Contents clean and tight, Author's signatue tipped in to the front free endpaper " W.H. Dowdeswell with best wishes from E. B. Ford", no other marks. A near fine first edition signed copy with a fascinating provenance.[Collecting the new naturalists NN1A] .

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        Privates, künstlerisch gestaltetes Album mit handschriftlichen Einträgen, farbigen Szenen- und Plakatentwürfen und Original-Fotografien zu Theateraufführungen im Kriegsgefangenenlager Soulac Sur Mer (Camp Soulac) 1945 - 1948.

      0 - Theater - 196 unpaginierte Seiten mit 15 Original-Fotografien, 3 Grundrißzeichnungen, 26 ganzseitige farbige Zeichnungen zu den Aufführungen der Kleinkunstbühne. Hans-Walter Lenneweit, Bühnenbildner (Zusammenarbeit u.a. mit Erwin Piscator, Heinz Hilpert, Gustav Gründgens, Fritz Kortner, Hans Lietzau). illustrierte Bücher, illustrated books; Theater, Bühne, darstellende Künste; 2. Weltkrieg, World War II; Alben; Besatzungsmächte; deutsche Künstler / Kunst; Frankreich, France Künstlerisch gerfertigter Einband unter Verwendung von Holz- Leder- und Stoffelementen.

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        Na jehlach techto dni. 2. Vydani [= On the Needles of These Days. Second Edition]

      Praha: Fr. Borovy 1945 OBrosch., 64 Seiten mit Fotografien von Jindrich Styrsky (1935), Texte von Jindrich Heisler (1941), Typografie K. Teige, Bindung zerfallen, Deckel vom Buchblock gel?st, Deckelkanten etwas berieben, winziger Besitzerstempel auf dem Vorsatz (Jiri Kotalik), ansonsten sehr guter Zustand.Fotobuch, Styrsky, Teige, Avantgarde

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        El nuevo Lord

      Editorial Juventud Argentina (Buenos Aires, 2ª ed. 1945) - Colección Biblioteca Primor - 83. 176 p. 19 x 12 cm. Buen estado. Sobrecubierta deslucida. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Historia Grafica de la Revolucion 1900-1940 - Vols. II, III, IV,& V

      Archivo Casasola, Mexico, D.F. - 4vol.set: pgs.481 to 2402; HBs red w/gilt; heavy rub w/wear on corners&edges; heavy sun on spines w/chips; hinges slightly loose w/some cracking&dampstain; some tan&sun on edges; clean,tight pgs. Circa 1945 history of Mexico from 1900-1940. "Durante Las Epocas De: (During The Times Of): Porfirio Diaz, Francisco Leon de la Barra, Francisco l. Madero, Victoriano Huerta, Francisco Carbajal, Constitucionalista, La Convencion, Venustiano Carranza, Adolfo de la Huerta, Alvaro Obregon, Plutarco Elias Calles, Emilio Portes Gil, Pascual Ortiz Rubio, Abelardo l. Rodriguez, Lazaro Cardenas, Manuel Avila Camacho." illus. no vol I. in Spanish. ***from the bookstore of Miguel V. Casasola*** Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gockel und Hinkel.

      Büchergilde Gutenberg, Zürich 1945 - 2. Aufl. Zürich, Büchergilde Gutenberg, 1945. 4°. 123 S. Mit 12 Illustr. von Hans Fischer. Orig.-Pappband. Dabei 1 braune Orig.-Tuschzeichnung und 8 Lithographien (dv. 7 ankoloriert) von Hans Fischer. - Einband gebräunt und berieben. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HARRY SECOMBE & SPIKE MILLIGAN Important SIGNED MANUSCRIPT Programme for "OVER THE PAGE" Variety Show in Naples Italy December 1945 Fully Signed by all the Shows Performers, Over 50 Autographs, Pre "THE GOON SHOW", HISTORY and Signed Letters Album Photog

      Original Manuscript, Naples Italy 1945 - 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, [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Death Comes as the End.

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins,, 1945. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Spine faded, edges of boards a little rubbed and faded. An excellent copy in the spotted jacket with some nicks and short splits repaired with tape to the verso, and faded spine panel. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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