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        Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall 1783-1787 The First Poldark Novel

      London: Ward, Lock & Co Ltd. G: in Good condition with rubbed and chipped dust jacket. Loss to jacket spine. Eps darkened. Slight foxing. Previous owner inscription to fep. 1945. First Edition. Red hardback cloth cover. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 352pp. First edition. First issue. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Naked City

      New York: Essential Books, 1945. Cloth. Near Fine. INSCRIBED BY WEEGEE IN HIS CUSTOMARY GREEN INK on the dedication page. A crisp, very sharp copy to boot of the 1945 true 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine in its oatmeal cloth, with bright blue lettering to the front panel and spine. Firm and solid and, internally, immaculate, with no writing or markings of any kind beyond Weegee's inscription. Octavo, tough, gritty New York scenes in rich gravure. An unusually well-preserved copy.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Animal Farm

      The First UK Printing published by Secker and Warburg in May, 1945.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD+ condition.A small, neat previous owner's name and address to the front end paper.A little toning to the upper text block.Sharp corners and clean covers.A little toning to the cover edges and also at the spine ends.The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD+ condition.The red searchlight design is printed to the reverse of the wrapper and it is correctly priced at 6s. denoting the correct First Issue printing.Mild edge wear with the usual rubbing to the corners, spine ends and folds.Green lettering of the author and title remain sharp.The iconic wrapper design looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. An increasingly difficult title to find in collectible condition due to having been both produced cheaply to Wartime Economy Standards and also with a print run of only 4000 copies. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks ABA PBFA]
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        Animal Farm - in the first issue dust wrapper

      Secker and Warburg 1945 - A first edition, first printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1945. A very good book with some discolouration to the front board with a small name and date to the front endpaper. Some light spotting to the endpapers. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some light wear and tear to the spine tips and corners. A little light soiling to the rear panel. The titling on the spine is bright and clear and unaffected as is so often the case with this fragile wrapper. The internal 'Searchlight' printing is present and the indicator of a true first issue dust wrapper. A rare first issue of the 'Fairy story'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Un beau ténébreux EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Librairie José Corti, 1945. Fine. Librairie José Corti, Paris 1945, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition, one of the 50 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper only leading copies. Very nice copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Très bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        FANTASÍA, SEMANARIO DE LA INVENCIÓN LITERARIA. Números 1 al 19, faltando el nº 13 . Colaboran, entre otros: J.Ramón Jimenez, Gerardo Diego, Camilo José Cela, Pablo García-Baena, Tomás Borrás, Francisco Arniches, Carlos Edmundo de Ory, Julio Sierra, Vicente Gaos, Agustín Pombo, Joaquín Montes de Oca, Tristán Yuste, César González Ruano, Carlos Arniches, Giménez Caballero, Melchor F. Almagro, Vicenta Andrés Estellés, etc

      Delegación Nacional de Prensa 1945-46, Madrid - 37x22 cm. 125 pp aprox cada ejemplar. En rústica editorial a dos tintas. Ilustrados. Fue una de las revistas más importantes de la época que publicó poemas, novelas y relatos, obras teatrales, guiones cinematográficos, tanto de escritores de larga experiencia pertenecientes a distintas generaciones, como de autores noveles. Buen estado todos los ejemplares [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Paris: Universal Film S.A., 1945. Large quarto; single sheet of matte stock (18 X 24.25 inches), folded to make a four-page pressbook, which opens into a poster with printed synopsis; text and illustrations printed in red, black and white. A stunning, Fine example of the French film pressbook for Fritz Lang's 'Scarlet Street,' based on Georges de la Fouchardiere's 1930 novel 'La Chienne' (The Bitch), published in English the same year as 'Poor Sap.' Together with a Fine silver gelatin still from the film, measuring approx. 9.5 X 12 inches.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        The Times.

      London, The Times, 1942-1945. - Weekly Edition. Air Mail Edition. Sammlung von 125 Heften. 125 OUmschl. Je 20 SS. mit zahlr. Fotos. Sprache: English, Erste Ausgaben. - Wohl für die Truppe hergestellte Spezialausgabe der "Times" auf Dünndruckpapier. In der Reihe "Book of the Week" werden ausschließlich Bücher zum Thema Krieg und Faschismus besprochen, darunter auch zahlreiche Exilveröffentlichungen. - Vorhanden sind Nr. 3417 (July 1942), 3436-3439, 3448-3449, 3451-3460, 3462-3562, 3567-3570, 3572-3574 (July 1945). - Klammerheftung teils angerostet, vereinzelt leichte Gebrauchsspuren, sonst sehr gut erhalten. - Einzelhefte auf Anfrage. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Frank Albrecht (VDA/ILAB)]
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        Supper at Beaucaire

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1945. One of 100 copies bound in full vellum, this being copy No. 4, signed by the translator. Translated into English for the first time by Somerset de Chair. Frontispiece portrait. 1 vols. 12mo. Full vellum with gilt honey-comb motif and gilt bee in central panel, a.e.g. Fine copy in custom cloth slipcase. One of 100 copies bound in full vellum, this being copy No. 4, signed by the translator. Translated into English for the first time by Somerset de Chair. Frontispiece portrait. 1 vols. 12mo. One of 100 in Full Vellum.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Quaderni della Critica. Diretti da Benedetto Croce

      Bari , LATERZA, 1945 - Croce prosegue idealmente la pubblicazione de ''La Critica'' negli anni del dopoguerra fino alla sua morte. Fascicoli pubblicati dal numero 1 del marzo 1945 al numero 19-20 del settembre 1951. Tutto il pubblicato. 18 fascicoli. 8vo. pp. 100-150/fasc. . Molto buono (Very Good). . . . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        The Pursuit of Love Love in A Cold Climate Don't Tell Alfred

      London: Hamish Hamilton, (1945-60).. Three volumes, all first editions. 8vo. 195, (1); 284; 248 pp. Publisher's cloth, gilt lettered to the spines, dust jackets, not price clipped, the third work inscribed by the author on the half title "Darling Moll / love from / Nancy". Some general edge wear to the jacket of the first work, slight loss to the foot of the jacket spine of the second, the jacket of the third work very good. "Don't Tell Alfred" is inscribed to Mitford's erstwhile colleague at Heywood Hill Mollie Buchanan, née Catleugh, wife of Handasyde who went on to manage the bookshop in the 1960's and 70's. A lovely association. The first work with the first issue dust jacket, with a multi coloured version issued subsequently.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Correspondence archive: 13 letters or postcards signed by various Belgian and French personages, all to Lucien Henault or his wife.

      Ixelles/Brussels, Rennes and other places, 1910-1945. - Ca. 20 pp., 8vo and 4to. Lucien Henault was the author of "Le parti ouvrier et l'anarchie" (Liège, Thone, 1901; Fauvel-Rouif 73); he also founded the journal "L'Ecole affranchie". - Includes: 2 ALS by Joseph Wauters 1875-1929) on headed paper of "L'Echo du peuple" (Brussels, 10 May 1910 and 13 March [?] 1914); ALS by Berthe Dethier on headed paper of "La Jeune Wallonie" (Brussels, 24. Dec. 1912, with envelope); ALS and APcS by Paul Reclus, son of the anarchist Élie Reclus (Brussels, 9. Dec. 1913 and 26 Jan. 1914); autogr. lettercard signed by his wife (Brussels, 26. March 1914); ALS by Paul Spaak (1871-1936) (Brussels, 16 Dec. 1913, with envelope); APcS by Paul Gille (Heysi-sur-Mer, 7 March 1914); APcS the poet Valère Gille (1867-1950), his brother (Jette, 21 July 1916); ALS by the feminist and communist Louise Bodin (1877-1929) on headed paper of "La Voix des Femmes" (Rennes, 29. Sept. 1920); ALS by the writer Georges Marlow (1872-1947) (Brussels, 19 Oct. 1926); ALS by the Marxist writer Charles Plisnier (1896-1952) (Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 30 June 1937); TLS by the Walloon politician Louis Piérard (1886-1951) (Brussels, 25 Nov 1945, with a few addenda). For Henault cf. Nettlau, Geschichte der Anarchie I, 329. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        A Masque of Reason

      New York, New York: Henry Holt and Company , 1945 Limited Signed Edition of 800 copies, printed at the Sprial Press. Signed by the author on the limitation page. This is an unnumbered copy labeled "Spiral Press". This copy apparently belonged to the printer of this book. Published for Frost's 70th birthday, this play in verse has a cast that includes God, Job, and Job's wife. Bound in 1/4 cloth and dark brown paper over board covers with gilt title label to front cover and spine. Cover boards are clean with no noticeable wear. Interior is clean and unmarked. Binding is square and solid. Housed in a black cardboard slipcase that is shelf worn but fully intact.

      [Bookseller: Boomerang Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB (USA)]
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        Twee originele tekeningen, de allervroegst bekende.

      1. Sint Nicolaas. 35,5 x 26,0 cm. Potloodschets uitgewerkt in oostindische inkt en aquarel op tekenpapier: een lachende Sinterklaas met de staf in de rechterhand wijst naar onder, mogelijk naar een buiten de tekening liggend cadeau. Kennelijk deels overgetekend naar een voorbeeld, misschien uit een advertentie of jeugdtijdschrift. Rechtsonder in potlood: 'Geteekend/ door/ Hugo!'. Aan de randen gescheurd en gekreukt, punaisegaatje; tussen staf en mijter een bruine vochtvlek. Aan de achterkant een kleine schets (6 x 3 cm) van ongeveer dezelfde voorstelling in inkt.2. Oude man. 36,5 x 30,0 cm. Tekening met pen en penseel in twee tinten bruine inkt met sporen zwart krijt op glad, stevig papier: een oude man met snor, hoed en stropdas die de beschouwer recht aankijkt. Rechtsonder in pen een handtekening 'HCLAUS'. Scheur in de rand aan de rechterkant, licht gekreukt, bruine vlek rechts en enkele kleinere vlekjes. Aan de achterkant vage lijmsporen.* De vroegst bekende tekeningen van Hugo Claus, die hij maakte toen hij 15 jaar oud was. Claus schonk ze beide in het voorjaar van 1945 aan Hilda Danneels (1928-2007), de dochter van een hoofdonderwijzer in Astene. Op 4 april 1945 (de dag voor zijn zestiende verjaardag) schreef Claus een gedicht in haar poëziealbum, dat gelezen werd door de kunstschilder Antoon De Clerck. Hilda Danneels gaf de tekeningen later cadeau aan haar vriendin Christiane Boterbergh.Bijgevoegd: kleurenfoto waarop Christiane Boterbergh met haar man beide tekeningen aan de camera toont.Nooit eerder aangeboden, de eerste getuigen van het dubbeltalent van Hugo Claus!.

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        Songs of a Sourdough

      Robert Service was one of Canada's most renown poets of the last century. This book speaks to his years spent in the Yukon and includes "Rhyme of the Remittance Man", The Cremation of Sam McGee and The Shooting of Dan McCrew. Bound in green cloth, there is a slight yellowing of the pages, scuffing at the top and bottom of the spine and along the front edge of the cover. Over all the book is in good condition. Inside the front cover the book is signed, "Cordially Yours Robert W. Service". Published in 1945 by the Ryerson Press in Toronto.

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      (Oxford, University Press for the) Naval Intelligence Division, 1945. - 8vo. XIX, (1), 638 pp. With 337 photo illustrations, 61 maps and text-figures (some folding), and folded full-colour map of the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, and Iran. Original giltstamped green cloth. Geographical Handbooks Series (for official use only) B.R. 525 (Restricted). In-depth, profusely illustrated discussion of the state of Iran (still called "Persia" by British Intelligence). Produced during WWII for use of the Naval Intelligence Division, "to provide, for the use of Commanding Officers, information in a comprehensive and convenient form about contries which they may be called upon to visit, not only in war but in peace-time". The book's contents are, "however, by no means confined to matters of purely naval interest. For many purposes (e.g. history, administration, resources, communications, etc.) countries must necessarily be treated as a whole, and no attempt is made to limit their treatment exclusively to coastal zones" (1942 preface). - Spine and front cover faded to yellow. Interior sound. OCLC 64856443. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stuart Little

      New York & London: Harper & Brothers,, 1945. Pictures by Garth Williams. Octavo (199 × 134 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in green half morocco, titles and decoration to spine separated by raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. With black and white illustrations. Spine a little faded and joints slightly rubbed, an excellent copy. Third edition. A handsomely bound copy. "Although 'Stuart Little' may be listed as a children's book, and children will undoubtedly be the excuse for getting it into the house, it is for all ages, all shapes and sizes of readers who like the light fantastic tone" (Beney, in Saturday Review of Literature, Volume 28, 1945, p. 126).

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        H.M.S BERMUDA ROYAL NAVY CROWN CLASS COLONY LIGHT CRUISER AN ORIGINAL ALBUM covers the Ships Service from 27th March 1945 to 19th June 1947 illustrated with Photographs & Naval Ephemera

      1945 - KEPT BY Ronald George Keats of Walsall Royal Mercantile Marine the Album covers the Ships Service from 27th March 1945 to 19th June 1947 this is a fascinating album kept by a Ronald George Keats from 18 Villiers Street Walsall in the West Midlands, a pictorial record of his service on the British Royal Navy Cruiser H.M.S. BERMUDA from 27th March 1945 to 19th June 1947 during which time the ship sailed from Glasgow to Scapa Flow, to Malta, Egypt and the Suez Canal, Aden, to Australia to Sydney, Perth, Freemantle, Taiwan, China, Shanghai, Hong Kong, back to Australia and Tasmania, Singapore, Trincomalee Sri Lanka, back through the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean to Gibraltar and home to Plymouth, in May 1945. She arrived in Fremantle on 1 July to take on fuel and stores, before continuing on to Sydney, where she arrived on 7 July. There she undertook exercises with other Royal Navy ships serving in the Far East, including the battleship Anson. Whilst in Sydney, news reached them of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the subsequent surrender of Japan. Bermuda then sailed for the Philippines, arriving on 23 August. She then became part of an operation to recover allied prisoners of war from the previously occupied Japanese territories. On 6 September Bermuda was attacked by Japanese aircraft, apparently unaware of the end of the war, or otherwise unwilling to surrender. Bermuda fought off the attack and was able to continue on her way. She then transported allied prisoners of war to Shanghai for repatriation. Bermuda remained in the Far East as the flagship of the 5th Cruiser Squadron, until 1947, when she returned to the UK for a refit at Chatham Dockyard. She was then placed in reserve: Keat's has kept a full record of the Ships movements with dates on the rear inside cover with well over three hundred photographs, plus letters and ephemera including a Ship's Pennant, and cap band, newspaper clippings, tickets, money, etc, a lot of the ephemeral items are loosely inserted, there are photographs of the effects of the Atomic bomb at Hiroshima, and a page of photographs showing some of the atrocities of the Japanese soldiers with beheadings and mutilated bodies newspaper clippings, a number of which record a large earthquake in Japan also pasted in a envelopes that contain further photographs, many of which are in colour Letter from the ship's Captain on the routine for preparing for the Admiral's inspection of the ship, and much more the album measures 14.5 inches by 11 inches approx. a few photographs are missing from their original spots the album covers are a little worn as are some of the page edges else the album is in good condition HMS Bermuda: (pennant number 52, later C52) was a Crown Colony-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was completed during World War II and served in that conflict. She was named for the British territory of Bermuda, and was the eighth vessel of that name. Bermuda was built by John Brown & Company of Clydebank and launched on 11 September 1941. In the same year, the lead ship of the class, Fiji, was sunk while participating in the evacuation of Crete. A FINE PERSONAL PICTORIAL RECORD OF TWO YEARS AT SEA IN THE FAR EAST ON THE ROYAL NAVY CRUISER H.M.S. BERMUDA THE ALBUM IS LARGE AND HEAVY WELL OVER THREE KILOS PACKED overseas shipping will be more expensive than the basic standard quote, please enquire for the rates to your country [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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      Hodder & Stoughton 1945 - 1st 1945. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. Blue cloth, black titles. Blue pictorial endpapers. Colour frontis, b/w and two-colour illustrations. Bumping to spine, with 1" browning to top and tail. Wear along cover edges, with a few marks. Couple of ink marks to verso of front endpaper. Inscription in ink to verso of frontis. A few margin marks; foxing/browning to outer page edges. Wrapper is very browned to spine, with wrinkling; edge-creased, with small tears and chips; minimal loss (corner loss to bottom of front panel). [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jerome Kern Signed Double Bar of Music from the 1929 Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II Musical, Sweet Adeline

      Beverly Hills, California, October 8, 1945. 5.5" x 3.25". "Autograph Musical Quotation Signed ""Jerome Kern,"" on a 5.5"" x 3.25"" Jefferson penny postcard. Inscribed double bar of music from ""Here Am I,"" a song from the Kern-Hammerstein musical Sweet Adeline. Light toning at left and lower edge. Fine condition.A collector had sent Kern this postcard requesting an autograph, addressing it to himself ""C. Sivertsen / 22 Glenbrook Rd / Stamford / Conn."" Postmarked Beverly Hills, Calif., Oct 8, 1945. Kern has inscribed the music, ""For Charles ... With the regards of Jerome Kern,"" adding ""(from Sweet Adeline)"".Sweet Adeline had opened on Broadway at Hammerstein's Theatre on September 3, 1929. It closed on March 22, 1930, after 234 performances. Music composed by Jerome Kern, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It was described as ""A Musical Romance of the Gay Nineties in Two Acts."""

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        Stuart Little

      New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1945. - "A Realistic Fantasy About A Talking Mouse"WHITE, E.B. Stuart Little. Pictures by Garth Williams. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1945. First edition (stated on copyright page with 10-5 and I-U). Octavo (8 x 5 1/4 inches; 202 x 134 mm.). viii, 131, [1 blank] pp. Five full-page line drawings (including frontispiece) and numerous line-drawings in the text.Publishers gray linen over boards, front cover and spine pictorially decorated in green and white, pictorial endpapers printed in green. A very good copy in the original first issue color pictorial dust jacket (with $2.00 on front flap). Jacket spine very slightly darkened, chipped at top and bottom of spine, a few short edge tears.E[lwyn] B[rooks] White (1899-1985) first book for children. Stuart Little is a 1945 children's novel widely recognized as a classic in children's literature. Stuart Little was illustrated by the subsequently award-winning artist Garth Williams, also his first work for children. It is a realistic fantasy about a talking mouse, Stuart Little, born to human parents in New York City.Garth Montgomery Williams (1912-1996) was an American artist who came to prominence in the American postwar era as an illustrator of children's books. Many of the books he illustrated have become classics of American children's literature. In Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web, and in the Little House series of books of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Williams's drawings have become inseparable from how we think of those stories. In that respect. Williams's work belongs in the same class as Sir John Tenniel’s drawings for Alice in Wonderland, or Ernest Shepard’s illustrations for Winnie the Pooh.Hall, A13 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        LEGGENDE La leggenda della terza colomba - Il candelabro sepolto - Gli occhi dell'eterno fratello - Rachele contende con Dio.

      Milano, Sperling & Kupfer, 1945. In-8, brossura, pagine 252. Pagine leggermente ingiallite per la qualità della carta, peraltro in buono stato (good copy).

      [Bookseller: Bottega delle occasioni]
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        Le sursis - Les chemins de la liberté

      Gallimard 1945 - - Gallimard, Paris 1945, 13x20,5cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des exemplaire du service de presse. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier à la cuve, premier plat de couverture conservé, reliure signé Thomas Boichot. Bel envoi autographe signé de Jean-Paul Sartre qui se joue du titre pour écrire 12 ans de sursis. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, a copy of the press service. Binding to open bradel made paper, first kept flat cover, binding signed Thomas Boichot. Bel autograph signed by Jean-Paul Sartre who plays the title to write 12-year reprieve. Beautiful copy pleasantly established. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Cannery Row

      New York: The Viking Press, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. In first state buff cloth binding. Very Good, in Very Good dust jacket with price of $2.00 intact. Previous owner name and date to front free end paper. Slight darkening to cloth at gutters. Dust jacket shows rubbing at extremities, toning and light edge wear. First state binding.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Great Gatsby

      New Directions, New York 1945 - New Classics. Gray cloth with blue spine lettering. Boards bow outwards slightly else tight unmarked copy with minimal rubbing and slight spine ridge. Price-clipped jacket in mylar has been professionally restored. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 218 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - El Arte Tipográfico en España Durante el Siglo XV.- Madrid, Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores 1945-1954; 10 tomos en 9 volúmenes en folio holandesa con nervios. I: CATALUÑA; XIX-258 pp. con 264 facsímiles. II: VALENCIA, MALLORCA Y MURCIA; XXXIX-236 pp. con 270 facsímiles. III: SALAMANCA, ZAMORA CORIA Y REINO DE GALICIA; XXXI-306 pp. con 646 facsímiles. IV: SEVILLA Y GRANADA; LII-439 pp. con 502 facsímiles. V: ZARAGOZA, XXXVIII-359 pp. con 646 facsímiles. VI: VALLADOLID, TOLEDO, HUETE Y PAMPLONA; XXXI-260 pp. con 274 facsímiles.VII: BURGOS Y GUADALAJARA; XXXI-335 pp. con 469 facsímiles. VIII: DUDOSOS DE LUGAR DE IMPRESIÓN ADICCIONES Y CORRECCIONES ; XXXV-392 pp. con 418 facsímiles. IX: INDICES GENERALES; 134 pp. - 1h. X: CATALUÑA. Apéndice; 2 h. - 35 pp. con 99 facsímiles. Este tomo se encuentra encuadernado con el 1º. Importantísima obra para el estudio de los incunables españoles, de la que se imprimieron 500 ejemplares numerados.

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        A Masque of Reason, (Signed by the author)

      Henry Holt and Company, (1945), New York - 23 pages. Stated first printing. Signed by Robert Frost on the front free end paper and dated Cambridge, May 1945. Signed only, not inscribed to anyone. No former owner's names or marks, a very clean copy. Dust jacket is protected in new mylar, not priced clipped. Dust jacket has minor 1/8" chipping along the top of the spine and along the top of the rear panel. Light tanning on rear panel. Light wear, but over all a bright, attractive dust jacket. Binding and interior are near fine. An unusual copy being signed only and not inscribed to anyone. A very nice, attractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [Magic Woodland Trilogy:]

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1945?-48?-50. The Tree that Sat Down; The Stream that Stood Still; The Mountain of Magic. 3 works, octavo. Original green and red cloth, titles to spines silver, designs to front boards in black and silver, top edges green and red, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jackets. Colour frontispieces and drawings in text by Isobel and John Morton Sale, Richard Kennedy, and Peggy Fortnum. Spines rolled, boards gently bowed, edges lightly foxed; a very good set in the unclipped jackets with lightly toned or sunned spines, minor loss to spine ends, and some nicks and chips to extremities. First editions, first impressions.

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        Cannery Row

      New York: The Viking press, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. In first state buff cloth binding. Near Fine, in a Near Fine dust jacket with price of $2.00 intact. Light shelf lean. Light rubbing at spine ends. Small vintage bookseller ticket to rear paste down. Dust jacket shows light wear at corners and spine ends, with a light crease to the top of the front panel. A very pleasing copy, much nicer than usually encountered.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Journey to Ararat.

      Longman., London. 1945 - xii, 375pp, folding map, woodcuts. The first assent and the scientific survey of Mt. Ararat in 1829. Cloth is faded to spine, small neat stamps of Dr Caro Owen Minasian of Isfahan and handwritten name to fep, otherwise clean and tight. 800g Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TERROR BY NIGHT (Unique Manuscript Screenplay Archive for the 1945-6 original Universal film SHERLOCK HOLMES adaptation based on Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Empty House.")

      Universal Studios, Burbank, California 1945 - Doyle, A. Conan (Frank Gruber, screenwriter). TERROR BY NIGHT. Burbank: Universal Studios, 1945-6. This unique film studio screenplay archive consists of FOUR studio scripts: two original writer's draft manuscripts, the final revised shooting script, and the final dialogue and continuity script. In short, a treasure trove of primary material relating to one of the most endearing and enduring film series of the 1940s. 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 as the definitive Holmes and Watson. 1. Dated July 2nd, 1945, Frank Gruber's complete 113pp original typed carbon copy manuscript labeled "File Copy" accomplished on onion-skin paper, brad-bound and housed in original drab brown studio covers (production number 7322), with each leaf rubber-stamped "Contract File Copy" in red block letters. The cover is edge-worn but the contents are Very Good indeed. This copy belonged to Tom McKnight (penciled signature so stating) who served as the Universal Studios Sherlock Holmes technical adviser throughout the entire run of the series. 2. Dated September 29th, 1945, Frank Gruber's complete 93pp corrected carbon copy manuscript, cover-titled in pencil, which includes, brad-bound in at the rear, two studio-mimeographed sets of heavily screenwriter-corrected white revision pages dated 10/4/1945 and 10/8/1945. Overall, Very Good. 3. Dated October 1st, 1945, a 93pp studio-mimeographed shooting script consists of both studio-issued white pages and revised blue pages. This copy belonged to Marion Pecht (penciled signature) who appears to have been Universal's secretary in charge of file copies. The studio covers are in excellent condition, just one small chip, contents fine. 4. Dated January 14th, 1946, the complete original studio-mimeographed self-wrapper final post-production dialogue continuity script, bound with two brads at the top. In Very Good condition. Although this film was inspired by Conan Doyle's "Adventure of the Empty House" in its characterization of Colonel Sebastian Moran, and the use of an air gun as a murder weapon, screenwriter Frank Gruber created what essentially was an original story and screenplay. Gruber's prior film credits included "Northern Pursuit" (1943) with Errol Flynn and "Johnny Angel" the 1945 Crime Noir starring George Raft. He was also one of the most prolific pulp magazine short story writers of the era. The producer of TERROR BY NIGHT was Howard Benedict (from RKO's Saint and Falcon series). The director and executive producer was Roy William Neill who is inarguably the guiding force behind the last nine films in the series. TERROR BY NIGHT unapologetically borrowed from both of Alfred Hitchcock's train-set thrillers "The 39 Steps" (1936) and "The Lady Vanishes" (1938) and Roy William Neill's interpretation of these classics perhaps was the reason TERROR BY NIGHT is one of the best films in the series. While some critics pan the final entries in the series, claiming it was all downhill, TERROR BY NIGHT was surely one of the tightest, best-plotted, and most atmospheric of the Universal Sherlocks. TERROR BY NIGHT opened on February 8th, 1946 to excellent reviews (for a change) and the favorable reaction by a thrilled public (as usual). A unique archive, a unique opportunity for the collector. Please check out the other Sherlock Holmes original screenplays we have in stock. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Glass Menagerie

      New York: Random House. (1945). First. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with two small chips: one at the crown and one on the front panel. A spectacular association copy, Inscribed on the front endpaper to his future publisher James Laughlin: "For Jay who I wanted to do it. Hope there'll be others he will. 10." Author's first play by a commercial publisher, and the first (of four) by Williams to win the New York Drama Critic's Circle. Laughlin would publish under his New Directions imprint nearly all of Williams's other plays, novels, and volumes of poetry, including his next play, A Streetcar Named Desire in 1947. Williams became the start of New Directions and was a lifelong friend of Laughlin. A wonderful inscription and historic association. .

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        L'Espoir Manuscrit et tapuscrit avec corrections autographes EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l. : S.n., 1945. Fine. S.n., s.l. s.d. (1945), 4 feuillets in-8 (21x26,5cm). - Original manuscript and typescript of article to be published in Spain free, unique number of the News Review led by Georges Bataille and Blanchot, which contributed Camus, Cassou, Battle, Grenier, Garcia Lorca, Hemingway and Quero Morales. Manuscript, complete with the exception of the last lines, with many erasures, corrections and underlining in ink. Text marking the major policy reversal Maurice Blanchot who signs a committed text away from its anti-republican convictions prewar. Co-director of the magazine founded by his friend Georges Bataille, Blanchot and his political fate of silence of the immediate post-war "j ['was] silently absent" he wrote about this in order to friendship . Alongside contributions "violently democratic" Camus and Cassou, Hope, while retaining its structure literary criticism, publicly registered Blanchot in this new humanist political consciousness which could be found in his chronicles the beginnings of Debates Journal. By devoting its study in this work from 1937, now a writer target of the purge commission CNE, Blanchot refuses the aegis of the new political forces and assumes its own mutation. So its deeply empathetic gaze towards communism and anarchism nevertheless considers these ideologies in their earliest forms, before the disaster, and at a time when he himself was far from those acquaintances. While affirming the continuing need of revolutionary action, he points out the paradox of Communist thought which denies being realized and, conversely, of anarchism destroying themselves by refusing to compromise ("no army to end the military. (...) live like life should be lived, now or die "). Parallel to the political approach of Camus, Blanchot was aware as early as 1945 Intellectual complexity of any form of political action, but it does not just this observation. Forced to face the world and destroys the world to build, it takes up the challenge of a clear commitment and confronts thought into action, action in conscience: "The party, war, struggle, all this is essential, but the man who, in the party, through war and struggle, looking, looking extremely self, it also is essential. " Through a messianic reading of this major work, it redefines the concept of "hope", "hope now discovers the horizon on which it must be regarded as not to become a new prison. (...) It is the power to choose the destiny that is infinite: the possibility of choosing their conditions have the choice itself does not. (...) And hope to always have the same name, freedom. " The manuscript, heavily crossed out and corrected, bears the mark of Blanchot's involvement in what would become one of its major intellectual and political battles announcing the Manifesto of the positions of 121 and the International Review of project.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit et tapuscrit originaux de l'article à paraître dans L'Espagne Libre, unique numéro de la Revue Actualité dirigée par Georges Bataille et Blanchot, à laquelle contribuèrent Camus, Cassou, Bataille, Grenier, Garcia Lorca, Hemingway et Quero Morales. Manuscrit, complet à l'exception des dernières lignes, présentant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et soulignements à l'encre.  Texte majeur marquant le revirement politique de Maurice Blanchot qui signe ici un texte engagé à l'opposé de ses convictions anti-républicaines d'avant-guerre. Co-directeur de cette revue fondée par son ami Georges Bataille, Blanchot sort ainsi de son mutisme politique de l'immédiat après-guerre : « j['étais] silencieusement absent » écrira-t-il à ce propos dans Pour l'amitié. Aux côtés des contributions « violemment démocratiques » de Camus et Cassou, L'Espoir, tout en conservant sa structure de critique littéraire, inscrit officiellement Blanchot dans cette nouvelle ligne politique humaniste dont on a pu trouver les prémices dans ses chroniques du Journal de Débats. En consacrant son étude à cette œuvre de 1937, d'un auteur qui subit les foudres du Comité National des Ecrivains pour s'en être publiquement désolidarisé (avec Camus, Sartre et Mauriac), Blanchot refuse l'égide des nouvelles forces politiques et assume sa propre mutation. Ainsi son regard profondément empathique à l'égard du communisme et de l'anarchisme considère cependant ces idéologies dans leurs formes premières, d'avant la catastrophe, et à une époque où il était lui-même très loin de ces accointances. Tout en affirmant la nécessité permanente de l'action révolutionnaire, il souligne le paradoxe de la pensée communiste qui se nie en se réalisant et, à l'inverse, de l'anarchisme se détruisant en refusant de se compromettre (« pas d'armée pour  en finir avec l'armée. (...) vivre comme la vie doit être vécue, dès maintenant, ou décéder »). Parallèlement à la démarche politique de Camus, Blanchot est conscient, dès 1945, de la complexité intellectuelle de toute forme d'action politique, mais il ne se contente pas de ce constat. Contraint à affronter le monde détruit et le monde à bâtir, il relève le défi d'un engagement lucide et confronte à la pensée en action, l'action en conscience : « Le parti, la guerre, la lutte, tout cela est essentiel, mais l'homme qui, dans le parti, à travers la guerre et la lutte, se cherche, cherche l'extrême de soi, cela aussi est essentiel. » A travers une relecture messianique de cette œuvre majeure, il redéfinit la notion d'« espoir » : « l'espoir découvre maintenant l'horizon sur lequel il doit être regardé pour ne pas devenir une prison nouvelle. (...) c'est le pouvoir de choisir le destin qui est infini : les possibilités de choisir ont leurs conditions, le choix lui-même n'en a pas. (...) Et l'espoir à toujours le même nom, liberté. » Le manuscrit, abondamment raturé et corrigé, porte la marque de l'implication de Blanchot dans ce qui deviendra un de ses combats politiques et intellectuels majeurs annonçant les prises de position du Manifeste des 121 et du projet de Revue Internationale.  

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        The Portable F. Scott Fitzgerald

      New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. The first compilation of writings by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the canonical American author. With two complete novels, The Great Gatsby & Tender is the Night, & nine stories, selected by Dorothy Parker & with an introduction by John O'Hara. This is the first edition, first printing of September 1945 as stated on copyright page, at the top of which is the statement "This edition is produced in full compliance with all War Production Board conservation orders"- such WWII-era regulations having been in effect just after the end of the conflict. This copy is very special beyond its being a first edition/first printing. It is inscribed & signed only a few months after publication by John O'Hara, the writer of the introduction to this volume & a classic American author himself, on the first blank front endpaper: "To Mrs. B/This is something/nobody else can/give you./Affectionately/(signed) John O'Hara/26 November 1945." "Mrs. B" is none other than Lauren Bacall, who had married iconic actor Humphrey Bogart only six months earlier. A most significant rarity, with outstanding cultural & literary provenance. Without dust jacket. Book in relatively good condition, with mild wear to all edges of front, back covers; tiny bumps at all corners of same; small vertical tears esp. at mid-top edge, bottom edge of spine; wear & fraying through edges & corners of same; mild rubbing, fading, spotting & rubbing of covers & spine; all edges of trimmed & dyed text block mildly faded, scratched & soiled. Interior fine with only mild browning to page leaves & esp. front & rear endpapers. Signed & inscribed by John O'Hara, author of introduction, to Lauran Bacall in year of publication.

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        Polska Wschodnia (Eastern Poland) 1939-1941

      Rzym, NP 1945 - Oblong quarto. [4], 15, [1] leaves. Original illustrated wrappers. Illustrated with 15 socioeconomic charts, this scarce Polish pamphlet denounces the Soviet occupation and annexation of Eastern Poland. Immediately after the German invasion of Poland in 1939, which marked the beginning of World War II, the Soviet Union invaded the eastern regions of the Second Polish Republic, which Poles referred to as the "Kresy", and annexed territories totaling 201,015 square kilometers (77,612 sq. mi.) (as sown on chart #1) with a population of 13,299,000 inhabitants including Belorussians, Ukrainians, Poles, Jews, Czechs and others (see charts #2 and 4). Most of these territories remained within the Soviet Union in 1945 as a consequence of European-wide territorial rearrangements configured during the Tehran Conference of 1943. Poland was compensated for this territorial loss with the prewar German eastern territories much of which had been devastated during the war, and had been looted and pillaged by the Red Army. Communist Poland described the territories as the "Recovered Territories". The number of Poles in the Kresy in the year 1939 was around 5.274 million, but after ethnic cleansing in 1939-1945 by the Nazi Germany, Soviet Union and Ukrainian nationalist forces consisted of approximately 1.8 million inhabitants. The post-World War II territory of Poland was significantly smaller than the pre-1939 land areas, shrinking by some 77,000 square kilometers (30,000 sq. mi.)(roughly equaling that of the territories of Belgium and the Netherlands combined). The 15 socioeconomic charts are illustrated by Felix. Wrappers sunned along edges. Upper corners bumped, thus slightly affecting pages throughout. Folding mark at center. Text and captions in Polish. Wrappers in overall fair to good, interior in good+ condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      1945 - Tempera su legno di cm. 29 x 38, del noto pittore danese Agersnap, raffigurante una marina di Sonderho. Montata su cornice coeva in legno di cm. 36 x 45. Firma in basso a destra e sul retro del quadro.

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        Conflictos del alma infantil. [seguido de:] Psicología del rumor. [y] La importancia del padre en el destino de sus hijos. Prólogo de Marcos Victoria

      Buenos Aires, Editorial Paidos, 1945 [«Biblioteca del Hombre Contemporáneo»]. 4to. mayor; 125 pp., 1 h. Cubiertas originales.

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      Paris, Cent Centraux bibliophiles 1945. In - 4 en feuillets sous couverture rempliée, double étui. Gravures en couleurs de William ABLETT. Ravissante édition de luxe tirée à 130 exemplaires ; tous sur papier japon. Cet xplaire porte le numéro 9 et est enrichi d'un dessin original au crayon. Très bel exemplaire.

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