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        Naked City

      New York: Essential Books , 1945 First edition, Second Printing, in the Scarce Dust Jacket. Bound in the publisher's original gray cloth with black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has pictorial end papers. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with many B&W photogravures throughout. Intact dust jacket shows light soiling with some loss at edges, price intact on flap, in mylar sleeve. The words "second large printing" appear at top of front flap. Foreword by William McCleery.*** Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig, a crime photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City during the 1930s and '40s. According to Wikipedia, "He developed his signature style by following the city's emergency services and documenting their activity. Much of his work depicted unflinchingly realistic scenes of urban life, crime, injury and death. Weegee published photographic books and also worked in cinema, initially making his own short films and later collaborating with film directors such as Jack Donohue and Stanley Kubrick." ***A noted photography book and quite scarce with the dust jacket intact.

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        Rose Lourdin. Gravures originales de Maurice Barraud.

      Lausanne. H.L. Mermod. 1945.. In-4°. 47 p., 1 p., 4 f. Avec 7 planches. En feuilles, sous chemise.. No. 63/100 exemplaires numerotes sur Guarro Molivell a la main (tirage: 120 expl.). - Les cuivres ont ete barres apres le tirage. - Tres petite dechirure au dos, sinon bel exemplaire.

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        A Street in Bronzeville

      Harper & Brothers 1945. Hardcover Book Condition: Near Fine Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Harper & Brothers, New York 1945. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Black cloth boards with gold lettering. Signed by Gwendolyn Brooks on an unattached letter. The letter contains a note from the author thanking a fan for interest in her work. It also mentions that future correspondence be directed to her agent and includes the agents 1945 Chicago work address. The inscription and letter are Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Near Fine, soft shelf wear, clean pages, tight spine, mild age toning, intriguing decorative bookplate at the front endpaper reminiscent of Charlotte's Web which was published seven years later. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $2.00 at the front flap, author's photo at the rear panel, list of previous publication's all from magazines and newspapers, buy war bonds ad, shelf wear and chipping, paper loss at the spine.

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        2 autograph letters signed ("Dylan").

      39 Markham Square (London), and Holywell Ford, Oxford, and , [1945?] and 22. VII. 1946.. Small 4to and 8vo. Altogether 2¾ pp. on 3 ff.. To the English journalist and author John Arlott (1914-1991), on two poems for a possible broadcast on the BBC, expressing concern about reading both: "[...] they're very much alike in feeling and would give a monotonous effect - even if a reader read one of them and I the other [...] I suggest that only Poem In October is selected [...]" (1945?). - The second letter from July 1946 inviting Arlott to lunch and admitting he had already told the host, his patron Margaret Taylor, that Arlott would attend, also mentioning that "I hope you get this note before you go Test-wards". - Edges slightly frayed.

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        Korrespondenzarchiv.

      Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, New York, 1945-1949.. 3 ms. Br. m. U. von Thomas Mann. 27. VIII. 1946; 1. XI. 1946; 21. III. 1948. Zus. 3 SS. 4to. Dabei: 1 eigenh. Br. m. U. von Katia Mann (1883-1980). 29. VIII. 1946. 1 S. 4to. 1 eh. Briefkonzept m. U. (18. III. 1948; 2½ SS. auf 2 Bll., 8vo) und 1 ms. Briefdurchschlag (16. X. 1946; 1½ SS., 4to) von Doris Dana (1920-2006) an Thomas Mann. 3 eh. Br. m. U. von Monika Mann (1910-1992). 3. VI. 1948; 29. VI. 1948; 15. X. 1948. Zus. 5 SS. mit 3 eigenh. Umschlägen. 4 Typoskripte mit eh. Korrekturen von Monika Mann (1910-1992). O. O. u. D. Zus. 29 SS. 4to. Ferner dabei: Sammlung verschiedener Thomas-Mann-Ephemera: 1) Abgerissene Eintrittskarte für einen Thomas-Mann-Vortrag im Hunter College Assembly Hall (New York, 20. I. 1945). 2) Gedrucktes Programm zum "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) SS. Gedr. Broschur. Qu.-4to. 3) Ms. Gästeliste für das "Dinner in Honor of Thomas Mann". 4 SS. Folio. 4) Hs. Quittung für eine kleine Geschenkschachtel vom Old Mexico Shop in Santa Fe, NM, für Katia Mann (15. VIII. 1946). 1 S. Qu.-8vo. 5) Eh. Vortragsnotizen von Doris Dana bei einem Thomas-Mann-Vortrag im Jahre 1947. 4½ SS. Kl.-8vo. 6) Zwei Exemplare eines Flugzettels für den Thomas-Mann-Vortrag "Goethe and Democracy" (Hunter College Assembly Hall, New York, 7. V. 1949). 7) Eh. Vortragsnotizen von Doris Dana bei genanntem Vortrag. 8 SS. 4to und 8vo.. Interessante Thomas-Mann-Korrespondenz- und -Ephemera-Sammlung, zusammengestellt von Doris Dana, der langjährigen Lebensgefährtin der Nobelpreisträgerin, Dichterin, Pädagogin, Feministin und chilenischen Diplomatin Gabriela Mistral (eigtl. Lucila de Maria del Perpetuo Socorro Godoy Alcayaga, 1889-1957), deren Lyrik Dana übersetzte und herausgab. Die vorliegende Sammlung dokumentiert die Freundschaft, die Dana in den späten 1940er Jahren mit der Familie Mann unterhielt, und betrifft auch häufig ihre Freundschaft zu Gabriela Mistral. Im ersten Korrespondenzdokument, am 27. August 1946 abgefaßt, dankt Thomas Mann "Miss Dana" für ihren "touching letter of August 15th" (hier nicht vorliegend) sowie für die "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 einem zwei Tage später abgefaßten eigenh. Brief fügt Katia Mann ihren Dank für ein Cesar-Franck-Plattenalbum hinzu, wie auch für "the lovely little Mexican box which arrived two days ago" (Quittung in der Ephemera-Slg. enthalten). Wenige Tage später (Br. v. 16. X. 1946) schickt Dana den Manns ein Carol-Bruce-Album mit Mahlers "Liedern eines fahrenden Gesellen" und erwähnt die Pläne des War Department, ihre Kurzgeschichte "My Soul To Take" in der "Neuen Auslese" abzudrucken, "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 antwortet am 1. XI.: "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 [d. i. Doktor Faustus] which, if I stay well, I hope to finish in the first months of the coming year [...]". Nach einer Pause, während derer Dana in Kontakt mit Monika Mann steht, nimmt sie den Briefverkehr im März 1948 wieder auf: "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 will 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 antwortet am 21. März, daß er Gabriela Mistral unmittelbar geschrieben habe, "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 [...]". - Die Korrespondenz mit Monika umfaßt drei Briefe; im ersten bittet sie 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!" Charakteristischerweise gibt sie den Absender noch als "Monika Lanyi Mann" an - 1940, im Jahr nach ihrer Heirat, war ihr Ehemann, der Kunsthistoriker Jenö Lanyi, ertrunken, als ein deutsches U-Boot das Schiff, auf dem das Paar nach Kanada emigrierte, versenkte (Monika war unter den wenigen Überlebenden). Auch schreibt sie Danas Namen falsch "Denah". - Enthält auch vier unveröffentlichte Typoskripte von Monika Mann: "Betsy" (5½ SS.), "Circus" (7½ SS.), "Pet Tells his Story" (9½ SS.) und "Racine on the Chief" (5 SS.). Sie dürften im Jahre 1947/48 entstanden sein, als sich Monika erstmals ernsthaft um eine Existenz als Berufsschriftstellerin bemühte - sehr zum Unwillen ihrer Eltern, die nicht an ihr Talent glaubten und fürchteten, die wenig geliebte Tochter könnte Familiendetails an die Öffentlichkeit zerren. - Die Sammlung wird ergänzt von mehreren Ephemera um Thomas-Mann-Vorträge, bei denen Dana (teils stenographische) Mitschriften anfertigte (unter Bezugnahme auf Nietzsche, Hitler, Roosevelt, die "nobleness of life", welche die Kultur ausmacht, und deren Beziehung zu Kunst und Instinkt etc.).

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        Maschinenschriftlicher Brief mit Unterschrift an Gabriel Talphir (1901-1989).

      Pacific Palisades 23.1.1945.. 4°. 1/2 S.. "Es war ja eigentlich nur eine kleine Bestätigung meines Briefes vom 16. December 1943....." Brief an den Publizisten Gabriel Talphir (1901-1989). Dieser Brief ist in den Bibliographien nicht verzeichnet, jedoch der Brief vom 16. December, der an Miriam Talphir gerichtet war. Miriam Talphir hatte um die Erlaubnis gebeten, die Erzählung "Die vertauschten Köpfe" ins Hebräische zu übersetzen. Das Projekt kam jedoch nicht zustande.

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        Dikter i tolkning av Hjalmar Gullberg.

      - Stockholm; Norstedts, 1945. 89, (1 blank) pp. Contemporary brown half leather with red leather label on spine, marbled boards and endpapers. Both wrappers are preserved. The spine is a bit worn, there is a small loss at head of spine, and a 3,5 cm long crack in lower front joint. First and last three leaves have a light stain in outer margin, and there is an insignificant stain on the fore-edge. A fine copy of the first book by Mistral in Swedish, whose poems had previously appeared only in magazines and anthologies. Inscribed by Mistral on the half title: "A mme. Hökerberg, honrada por son hospedaje de una noche y por sus palabras que me sobrepasan. una peregrina"; and inscribed below by Gullberg: "Fru Eva Hökerberg, aftonens värdinna, med en hjärtlig hälsning från översättaren / Hjalmar Gullberg / Y. K., Stockholm d. 14/12 -45." Eva Hökerberg (1899-1990), journalist, chief editor of Idun 1941-62 and chairman of the Society of Professional and Business Women (Yrkeskvinnors Klubb). Hökerberg was the hostess at Mistral's and Gullberg's visit to the Y. K. House, a collective house intended for working women and their families. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        War

      New York: Pierre Boudelle Studio/Albert Carman, 1945. New York: Pierre Boudelle Studio/Albert Carman, 1945. Limited Edition. Portfolio. Very Good. Bourdelle, Pierre. Pierre Bourdelle (1901-1966) was an artist born in France and the son of sculptor Antoine Bourdelle. Pierre Bourdelle was the most active in the United States and complete a number of commissions for murals and designs for the railroad industry, including murals for Cincinnati's Union Terminal in 1933 and work on the California Zephyr, as well as murals and reliefs for ocean liners and architectural projects. Bourdelle served as a volunteer ambulance driver for the American Field Service in North Africa and Italy during World War II. This edition of his work interprets what he saw during that service. Produced in an edition of 250 copies, this is copy #10 and signed and numbered by him on the limitation page which is also the 53rd lithograph in the collection. Bourdelle has also inscribed this copy, "To Jane with all my heard and admiration JB Dec 16-45." [4], 53 plates. Elephant Folio. Blue cloth portfolio with the title, WAR embossed in gold on front board. Fading and scuffing to boards, sunning has darkened spine. Plates and text all on loose sheets, all quite clean.

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        Tapis volant. 33 dessins sur un theme peronnel avec un prologue de Jean Cocteau.

      (Paris), Flammarion, 1945.. Quer-4°. 7 Bl., 33 Tafeln, 1 Bl. Anzeigen. Lose in einer OBr.-Decke, in OHLn.-Mappe mit 3 Seiden-Schliessbändern.. Eines von 350 numerierten Exemplaren auf Helio de luxe (GA 425 Ex.).

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

      Prague, Ceska graficka unie, 1945,. Hard-cover; 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..

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        Le Diable Boiteux. Illustre de Compositions en Couleurs de Dubout.

      Monte-Carlo, Editions du Livre (1945).. 4°. 203 S.,41 Bll. Mit 81 meist farbigen u. lith. Ill. von Albert Dubout, davon 12 auf Tafeln. Lose Lagen in Orig.-Chemise, in Orig.-Kassette (Kassette berieben und bestossen)., fester Einband. Edition originale. - Eines von 1560 Ex. (Nr. 739) sur grand velin filigrane Renage (Ges.aufl. 1635 Ex.). - Papier leicht gewellt, insgesamt jedoch schönes Exemplar. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        La destrucción o el amor

      Alhambra, Madrid, Spain 1945 - DEDICATORIA AUTOGRAFA DEL AUTOR AL POETA Y DRAMATURGO JOSEP MARIA DE SAGARRA. SIGNED AND DEDICATED BY THE AUTHOR TO THE CATALAN POET AND PLAYWRIGHTER JOSEP MARIA DE SAGARRA. Colección "Poesía y vida" 1. MUY BUEN ejemplar. 188 pp + catálogo de colección. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ballet

      New York: J.J. Augustin Publisher, (1945). New York: J.J. Augustin Publisher, (1945). Near fine in boards in a beautiful example of the fragile jacket, very lightly soiled, with just a tiny bit of loss at the spine ends; housed in the exceptionally rare slipcase, mostly complete if heavily worn, with just a fragment remaining from the paper label. Only the second copy in slipcase I have seen in commerce. A rarity in anything approaching nice condition, and truly scarce thus.. First Edition. Oblong quarto. 104 gravure plates. Text by Edwin Denby. 500 copies printed. Although Brodovitch is best known as a graphic designer and art director, Ballet remains one of the most influential of the great 20th century photobooks, presaging every trend in cinematic book editing, and completely obliterating the notion that the image had to be representational of the subject. Brodovitch would have taken great comfort in Daido Moriyama's Provoke office. (Parr / Badger, v1, 240-241; Roth 110-111; Open Book 136-137; Auer 314).

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        An Original Photograph Album of the Gold Coast Colony (Ghana) Taken by a Young officer of the Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF), Gold Coast Regiment

      Kingdom of Ashanti, British Gold Coast (Ghana): , 1945. Kingdom of Ashanti, British Gold Coast (Ghana), 1945. An original album of photographs from the Gold Coast Colony, with special attention paid to indigenous ways of life, as seen by a young officer of the Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF), Gold Coast Regiment. Oblong 8vo. Album, diamond patterned cloth boards with illustrated paper label, contains 147 black and white photographs with white borders, mounted double sided onto 19 blue cardstock leaves and captioned in manuscript. Most photographs measure approximately 3.25 x 3.5 inches; seven measure 5.25 x 3.25 inches, and the frontis photograph measures 9.5 x 4.5 inches. Boards age-toning and frayed to extremities, otherwise in Very Good Condition with crisp images. Fascinating album of photographs taken by a cheeky young chap serving in the British Army, at the dawn of the decolonization of Africa, his regiment being stationed in the colonies then known as the Kingdom of Ashanti and the Gold Coast Region. The album begins with a large sepia photograph of the RMS Aquatania, then commissioned as a troop transport ship in the Atlantic, on which the men were brought to Accra, the capital of the British Gold Coast, centered around its port. Indigenous life and tribal custom is captured in numerous photographs, outdoor markets replete with fruit merchants and brimming weaved baskets, round huts with cylindrical peaked roofs called giddas, quaint mud and thatched-roof dwellings, a bush compound, groups of fishermen and their boats, a striking image of innumerable fishing canoes with their rims adorned with painted detail and flanking the cliffs near the 17th century Dutch Fort Christianborg or Osu Castle in Accra. Women, being reputed for the burden of labour in Africa, are indeed seen in many such roles in this volume. Some are selling the fish in the streets of Accra, others selling produce or cotton; several are carrying large sacs and baskets on their heads including a pottery merchant balancing two enormous clay vases; others are washing, nurturing children, braiding hair, and manually pounding cassava. A long elevated platform of cocoa beans drying in the sun is unsupervised but for a child sitting amidst the beans, the crop soon to be sorted by the women. (Cocoa was introduced to Ghana in 1878, Koforidu being one of the country’s oldest cocoa-producing centres. Founded in 1875 by Akan migrants from Asanteman, it is now the capital of Eastern Region in south Ghana. With the completion of the Kumasi railway in 1923 Koforidua also become an important road and rail junction.) Images portraying a vibrant community include those of a tribal drummer in traditional costume with his drum wrapped in leopard hide, the use of immense parasols, a snake charmer, and a street festival. Many photographs of modest villagers are taken, and in great contrast, photographed with an entourage of dignitaries is the Chief of Kibi, South Ghana, Nana Ofori Atta II, the Okyenhene or King of the wealthy Akyem Abuakwa kingdom, who reigned from September 1943 to 13 June 1958, and at the time claimed rule over a population of 160,000. Leisure activities for the British men including swimming in te ocean, sailing on a lagoon near Labadi Beach, a canoe tour of a lagoon in Korle Gonno in the Greater Accra Region, visiting markets, and a successful crocodile hunt. Camps were erected near the city of Accra, and also near a village of Zongo people situated in the Korle-Bu district of the Ashanti region of South Ghana, known today for the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital which was founded in 1923 as the Gold Coast Hospital. The men are shown building a railroad, and travelled to numerous places by road and by rail, sometimes on a Pullman sleeping car. The young men in these photographs would follow in the footsteps of British troops led by Sir Francis Scott in the late 1890s, who marched to Kumasi, from where the king was exiled to the Elmina Castle, then to Sierra Leone, and later to Seychels. Locations identified in captions are as follows: Accra, Zuarongo, Koforidua, Elmina, Takoradi, Kumasi, Korle Bu, the palm tree lined road to Achimota, Navrongo (8 miles south of French Equatorial Africa), and also a view of Freetown Harbour in Sierra Leone as the vessels cruises by..

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        The Reader

      circa 1945 - PATERSON (Mary Viola): The Reader. ca. 1945. Lithograph in 5 colors. Measures 14-1/8 x 10-1/2 inches. Together with the artist's original Pencil study drawn on verso of a British Council exhibition catalogue for Picasso and Matisse at the Victoria & Albert, 1945. Viola Paterson (1899-1981) artist, print-maker and designer, came from a Scottish family of artists and studied both at the Slade School of Fine Art with Henry Tonks (1919-1923) and The Glasgow School of Art before moving to France to further her studies at L’Académie de la Grand Chaumiére; she worked under Lucien Besnard and André Lhote, staying there until 1941, returning to Britain to work for the Admiralty, and eventually settling in her native Helensburgh in the early 1950s.

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        El capitan veneno. Con un estudio preliminar de Manuel de Montoliu. Ilustraciones de Jose maria Mallol Suazo. Iniciales y finales de capitulo por Teodoro Miciano

      Asociaición de Bibliófilos de Barcelona / Instituto Gráfico Oliva de Vilanova, Barcelona 1945 - cartoné holandesa bien conservada, estuche 10 láminas grabadas por Jose Maria Mallol Suazo, edicion numerada, papel barbado, ejemplar en rama, ex libris de Jose Gallart. . 149 págs.

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        DEATH OF A SWAGMAN.

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1945. - First edition. Precedes both the Australian and U. K. editions. Fine in dust jacket with professional restoration to the spine ends and corners. The name "Arthur" at the head of spine and the word "Club" at foot of spine are missing. The murder of a shepherd whose body was found in a sheep hut near the little Australian town of Merino, and would have been written off as an unsolved mystery if Inspector Bonaparte hadn't noticed something peculiar about a photograph of the hut in which the body was found. Bony arrived in Merino in disguise and was promptly arrested and put into jail. He contrived to have himself put at the job of painting the police-yard fence, and from this vantage point, picked up information that helped him fit the pieces of the puzzle together. Attractive copy of this wartime publication. Crime Club mystery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A General Account of the Development of Methods of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes under the Auspices of the United States Government 1940-1945.

      Washington, 1945. 22x17 cm. (4, 4 blanks), I:1-19, (1 blank), II:1-10, III:1-7, (1 blank), IV:1-15, (1 blank), V:1-9, (1 blank), VI:1-14, VII:1-15, (1 blank), VIII:1-17, (1 blank), IX:1-13, (1 blank), X:1-10, XI:1-13, (1 blank), XII:1-12, XIII:1-3, (1 blank), A1:1-6, A2:1-2, A3:1-3, (1 blank), A4:1-5, (1 blank), A5:1, (1, 2 blanks), 247-254 pp. (with a few pages repeated). Printed card wrappers, stapled. Stenciled. A few insignificant specks on front wrapper, names of two previous owners on the title. A fine copy. Coleman, The ''Smyth Report'': a Descriptive Check List No. 3. Printing and the Mind of Man 422: "the remarkably full and candid account of the development work [...], which culminated in the production of the first atomic bomb." A copy of the lithoprint version, preceding the first printed edition and intended for press release distribution immediately after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945. The lithoprint version was preceded by a mimeograph version (Coleman No. 1), sent out to project leaders and a few others belonging to the Manhattan District work; all copies of this version were probably destroyed. At least one copy is known of another stenciled version with text in purple (Coleman No. 2, ''Ditto version''). It is not yet determined if the Ditto version precedes the Lithoprint version or not, and it might be just a proof copy. The last chapter of the offered copy has the last chapter named ''Appendix 6'', pp. 247-254, with an extra title leaf in Swedish; these are taken from the book edition and are usually not included in the Lithoprint version. Parts of this edition were apparently published with different foreign language covers, since also a German edition is known. Though many crucial details of the production process were omitted in the report, the publication of the Smythe Report was controversial. Smythe sums up the motivation of the publication in his preface: ''The ultimate responsibility for our nation's policy rests on its citizens and they can discharge such responsibilities wisely only if they are informed''. An allusion to a specific phenomena of nuclear physics was omitted in the printed version, but is present in this edition. This textual change attracted the attention of Soviet scientists and became a clue for them in their ambition to develop an atomic bomb of their own

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        Genio y signo por la rosa de los vientos. Hombres y hechos del siglo XIX

      Edición Cruz Roja 1945 - Prólogo de César Camargo.al. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        PILOT'S FLIGHT OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS For Army Models C-54B, C-54D, C-54E. Navy Models R5D-2, R5D-3, R5D-4 Airplanes. 01-40NS-1

      St Louis:: Ross-Gould Co.,. 1945.. 11" x 8". [4], ii, 140 pp.. Bound in a black "A.A.F." screw-post binder.. Prior owner signature [numerous times], and the occasional. annotation. Very Good.. Basic manual date of 10 October 1944, with this the revision of 5 June 1945. & & This C-54 manual offered in company with Tavistock Books ID #35850 [B-29 Manual] & #35851 [P-51 Manual]; price is for all 3 flight manuals. . Image of the C-54 in flight. Numerous diagrams, charts & graphs.

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        Napoleon's Memoirs. Edited [and translated] by Somerset De Chair

      London, Golden Cockerel Press, 1945 - Folio, two volumes, 423 and 80 pages with a frontispiece portrait and title page vignette plus endpaper maps in each volume. Gilt-decorated buckram, top edge gilt, others uncut; slight crease to the cloth near the head of the spine of the first volume, with the cloth on the second volume slightly flecked; an excellent set with the bookplate of Allan Giles on each front pastedown. Number 441 of only 500 copies; the first [and only] edition, prepared from the original manuscript. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        ANIMAL FARM

      San Francisco, CA: Arion Press, 2013. three-piece cloth printed on front and back, gilt stamped spine, slipcase. 114524|114734|114785|114962/NE. Arion Press. large 8vo. three-piece cloth printed on front and back, gilt stamped spine, slipcase. 204 pages. One of 300 numbered copies, signed by the artist. A special edition of George Orwell's 1945 allegory, with illustrations by Jonathan Hammer (b. 1960), who worked for a time as a bookbinder at the Arion Press. As the Stanford University historian Peter Stansky writes in his introduction, "Orwell is a writer of extraordinary power and this may be his greatest masterpiece, a perfect text. As a fable about human nature it transcends the political era in which it was written. It is in so many ways a despairing book, but it has such compassion and empathy. In the end, there is still a glimmer that possibly some day we might create a better and more equal society." Composed in Monotype Times New Roman and letterpress printed on ivory Zerkall mouldmade paper. The 24 relief prints are letterpress printed from polymer plates made from films scratched by the artist with an etching needle for the black images, and with photo-polymer plates made from overlay drawings in pencil for the red tints. Accompanied by the prospectus.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

      London: Editions Poetry,, 1945. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ink stamp to rear free endpaper. Spine rolled and faded, edges of boards faded, spine titles dulled, corners bumped. A very good copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with faded and chipped spine panel and some closed tears. First edition, first impression. Scarce. The author's first book, a novel of prose poetry based on her affair with the poet George Barker.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Five go to Smuggler's top - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

      Hodder and Stoughton, London 1945 - HARDBACK - A very good book with clean blue boards and pages. The book is tightly bound with no signs of spine lean. Internally, the pages are clean and fresh, with just the lightest of foxing to the page block. The book is free of any owner names or inscriptions. The book has been signed by the author, by way of an official Enid Blyton book plate to the title page. The dust wrapper is in very good condition, and is a clean example. There is light chipping to the spine tip and to the corners of the front and rear flaps. There is also a two inch closed tear to the base of the spine. The wrapper's colours are fresh, and the wrapper is correctly priced at 6s.net. An attractive copy of a very scarce book, printed to Wartime economy standards in 1945. One of the hardest Famous Five titles to acquire in a collectable condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        MYSTERY ISLAND

      Published by The Macmillan Company, 1945. 1st US edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Tresilian, Stuart. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. US edition of "The Island of Adventure". Blue cloth with black title to spine. 266 pages. B/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. A small booksellers sticker to rear pastedown. Pale page browning throughout else contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge chipped with slight loss, browned to spine and just a little grubby in general. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        [Four post-production scripts for:] SPELLBOUND

      [Culver City]: Selznick International Studios, 1945, 1949 & 1961.. Four volumes, each foliated in reel format, three quarto, one legal format. Mimeograph typescript, printed on rectos only. First three bradbound in mimeographed wrappers, the latter stapled at top margin. Slight tanning and foxing to a couple wrappers, a few small spots to fore- edge of one item, otherwise very good to fine. A group of post-production scripts for this key Hitchcock film, based on a screenplay by Ben Hecht, which was in turn based on Angus MacPhail's adaptation of a novel, THE HOUSE OF DR. EDWARDES, by Hilary Saunders and John ("Francis Beeding") Palmer. Present here are a Cutting Continuity script (dated 1 November 1945); a Dialogue Continuity script (rerun 31 May 1949); another Cutting Continuity script (rerun 10 June 1949), and a Combined 16mm Continuity script (15 May 1961). Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck starred, and Salvador Dali contributed designs to the dream sequences. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, and won one, for Miklós Rózsa's musical score. While not on the level of preproduction or production scripts, these scripts record in detail (often quite technical detail) the final form of the film.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        THE HAPPY ROCK. A Book About Henry Miller.

      Berkeley: Printed for Bern Porter by the Packard Press 1945 - First edition. Inscribed presentation copy. Original grey linen-backed boards, black titles and red illustration to the upper board. Portrait of Henry Miller by Abraham Rattner to the title page. A very good copy, the board rubbed and worn to the corners, the contents faintly spotted to the endpapers otherwise clean and bright throughout. One of 3000 copies. Later issue, this copy bound in 1947 and inscribed by Henry Miller on the front free endpaper "From Henry Miller / Big Sur / 4.20.50 / to Hugo or his friend / for whomever - / greetings - salut! / "Le cacodaimon" / H.M." The recipient is Hugo Manning (1913-1977) correspondent of many writers including Henry Miller, Nancy Cunard, Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        Cannery Row. [on just jacket:] A New Novel.

      London, Toronto: William Heinemann Ltd. 1945. (4) + 136 pp. Publisher's yellow cloth with dustjacket. Except from corners weakly bumped, a nice and clean copy.. 1st English edition

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        Pumpkin Moonshine

      Oxford University Press, New York 1945 - Original owner pasted a period nameplate to inside front board, obscuring most of the pastel cornstalk illustration there. There are some brown stains to front board, we suspect caused by penetration of the bookplate adhesive. Title to front board is affected by this stain but still legible. Book else good. DJ has modest chips to head & tail of spine. DJ not price clipped; original $.75 price showing. This small book -- charmingly illustrated in full color -- is rare in dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cat's Curiosities]
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        A caça no Império Português. Tomos I y II

      Editorial O Primeiro de Janeiro, Oporto 1945 - 31 cm. Plena piel. Estampación dorada en tapas. Dorados lomo. 2 tomos. Abundantes ilustraciones en b/n y bicolor. Varias láminas en color. Mapas desplegables de las diferentes regiones del Imperio Portugués (Angola, Mozambique, Guinea e India Portuguesas). 638 pp en total. En español. Book in spanish. El pago contrarrembolso lleva un recargo de 2 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Boxoyo Libros S.L.]
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        A Masque of Reason

      Henry Holt, New York, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Signed by Author. Jacket rubbed and chipped with loss along top edge. Old bookseller ticket to front endpaper. Inscribed by Frost ,dated 1946 with the full poem "Bravado: Have I not walked without an upward look Of caution under stars that very well Might not have missed me when they shot and fell? It was a risk I had to take — and took." An attractive copy with a nice manuscript verse. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 044403. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        Brideshead Revisited

      Chapman & Hall, London 1945 - HARDBACK - The book is in very good condition. There is some slight fading to the books spine, but still retains a red colour, with gilt lettering that is bright an unfaded. The front and rear boards are a bright red colour. The book is free of any previous owner names or Inscriptions. The inner pages are clean with just a little foxing to the top page block. The dust wrapper is in very good condition, with just a touch of restoration to the spine tips. The end result is a dust wrapper that shows very well indeed. There is light fading to the red lettering to the spine. Correctly priced at 10s.6d.net. Included with the book is the front and spine portion of the very rare wrap around band. We have taken a scan of the band, showing what is present, and what is missing. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        FIVE GO TO SMUGGLER'S TOP

      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1945. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Soper, Eileen. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Blue cloth, black titles. Blue pictorial endpapers. Colour frontis, b/w and two-colour illustrations. Spine bumped. Some spotting to covers. Name and address in biro to half-title. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn with 1" loss to base of spine, 1" loss along lower edge of front panel and a small piece of lower to lower edge of rear panel (all loss cleverly disguised with photocopy pieces). [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        So Wing The Wind

      New York, NY: Harcourt Brace and Co, 1945. First Edition First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Size=6."x8.5. (full book description) Harcourt Brace and Co, New York, NY, 1945. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Fine/VG+, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6."x8.5", 311pgs. Stated "First Edition" on copyright page. Price clipped, 1/2" DJ tear top rear edge, 1/8" one top fore-edge, o.w. clean, bright and tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Great copy of a scarce First Edition. Dodd was the daugther of the U.S. Ambassador to Germany prior to World War II and a convicted spy for the Soviet Union from before World War II until the height of the Cold War. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller - edconroybooks.com]
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        The Crack Up; with other uncollected pieces, note-books, and unpublished letters

      New York: New Directions, 1945. First Edition, First Issue with the title page printed in black and dark red-brown. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. One of 2,240 copies bound in the publisher's original quarter cloth and patterned boards, paper spine label lettered in black and dark red-brown. Top stained dark red-brown. Edited by Edmund Wilson with 8 of Fitzgerald's later years autobiographical pieces and 149 pages of notes, plus letters to friends as well as letters to Fitzgerald from Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, T.S. Eliot, Thomas Wolfe, and John Dos Passos. Essays and Poems by Paul Rosenfeld, Glenway Wescott, John Dos Passos, John Peale Bishop, and Edmund Wilson. Slight fading to dust jacket spine, and one quarter inch chip at the head of dust jacket spine as well as some very minor chipping to heel and extremities. Colophon. Bruccoli A 20.I.a

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        VINCENT VAN GOGH. La Novela de un Buscador de Dios.

      Ed. Poseidon,, Buenos Aires 1945 - 15.5x22.5. 441pp. 1h. Láminas. Buen ejemplar. En la guarda anterior y la hoja de respeto, el poema manuscrito original en tinta azul, 'Van Gogh', con tres tachaduras, firmado y fechado en 1948. Este poema se publica en 'A la Pintura' (1948). De la colección de Gonzalo Losada. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        DIABLE BOITEUX (Le). Illustré par Robert BELTZ

      Librairie Auguste Blaizot, Paris 1945 - Un volume In-Folio. 38 x 28 cm. 261 pages. Illustré de 37 compositions par Robert BELTZ, gravées sur bois par Théo Schmied, dont une estampe hors-texte crayonnée au dos par l’artiste et un frontispice. Tiré à 220 exemplaires sur papier vélin Lana. Celui-ci, N° 34, l’un des 25 exemplaires contenant une suite en noir de toutes les illustrations, sur papier Chine. Très belle reliure d’art plein chagrin à mosaïque de cuirs colorés, reproduisant l’illustration en tête du chapitre 3, au premier plat, et un diable rouge au deuxième plat. Ornée en or du titre, de l’auteur et de l’illustrateur au dos. Contre-plats et gardes en chamois rouge. Toutes tranches dorées. Jaquette relieur à rabats en demi-chagrin, titrée au dos, le tout placé dans un étui cartonné relieur (Alix). Jaquette et étui frottés avec manques au mors de l’étui. Reliure et corps d’ouvrage en excellent état. Ombres en regard des illustrations. Un magnifique exemplaire du premier livre illustré par le grand dessinateur et illustrateur alsacien Robert Beltz, mis en valeur par une reliure d’art très accomplie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Plume du Sud]
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        Le Quinze Joyes de Mariage.

      Editions du Rameau D'Or, Paul Cotinaud, 1945 - LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies, this is number 458, printed on sur papier pur fil. 12mo. [x], (162), [2] pp. 76 wood engraved and hand-colored illustrations by Henry Lemarie throughout, with colored initial letters, includes an additional illustrated title page titled in red, title-page vignette, introduction by Paul Cotinaud; text clean, unmarked. Full orange calf, dark blue leather spine label titled in gilt, two yellow leather on-lays at the head and foot of spine, top edge gilt, hand-colored decorative end-papers; binding square and tight. Fine. Les Quinze Joyes de Mariage (The 15 Joys of Marriage) is an anonymous late fourteenth- or early fifteenth-century French satire in prose that presents a picture, full of sharpness and humor, on the deceits and conflicts that afflict the married state. The misogynist satire is allied to a pitiless analysis of the blindness of husbands in everyday, concrete situations. The author remains anonymous in spite of the eight lines of octosyllables placed at the end of the text that contain the name of the author. The riddle has held its secret until today, but several names have been proposed, most often Antoine de la Sale (1385-1460). Henry Lemarie (1911-1991), a French illustrator from Tours, is the most famous French miniaturist of the twentieth century; his work is highly sought after by bibliophiles. Lemarie studied classical literature under the Jesuits, then from 1930 to 1936 studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His work is influenced by Fra Angelico, Bruegel the Elder, and other Medieval and Renaissance artists.

      [Bookseller: John Howell for Books]
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        Cavalcade of Painting. A book for the student or the connoisseur of art, illustrated by reproductions of masterpieces of the famous London collections

      London, Publisher by Harper of Holloway, no date [1945]. 8vo, 190 x 132 mms., pp. 64, with each page with colour illustration of painting, bound by William Matthews, bound in full nigerian tan morocco, with gilt panel with borders in gilt, gilt spines, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, signed by Matthews, on lower margin of rear board; slight natural defect to leather on front cover. Matthews (1898 - 1977) began his training as a binder at the Central School of Arts and Crafts when he was 13. An exhibition catalogue, The Tradition [sic] of Fine Bookbinding in the Twentieth Century, 12 November 1979 to 15 February 1980, compiled by Bernadette G. Callery and Elizabeth A. Mossiman (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1979), notes, "His love of gold tooling is evident on his bindings, which catch and reflect the light giving the 'solid brilliance of deep gold.'" Not my usual sort of book, but job lots produce some curiosities from time to time.

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books]
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        Stuart Little

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1945. First edition, first printing, with code "I-U" on copyright page. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "For Max E.B. White." Additionally signed by the illustrator, Garth Williams. The recipient's name is on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears and light soiling. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional copy, uncommon signed and inscribed by E.B. White and Garth Williams. The story had been brewing with White for years as a disconnected series of bedtime tales for his nieces and nephews by the time it came to Harper. There, shepherded by the distinguished editor Ursula Nordstrom and felicitously illustrated [with 87 drawings] by Garth Williams, the book was eventually published-generally to high acclaim… The book sounds a resonant note as Stuart undertakes his quest for the beautiful bird, Margalo. And that quest, as White himself noted, 'symbolizes the continuing journey that everybody takes—in search of what is perfect and unattainable. This is perhaps too elusive an idea to put into a children's book, but I put it in anyway" (Silvey, 677)

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Portfolio. I-VI [Six issues complete] including Twenty (20) Tanks From Kasseldown.

      Washington, DC / Paris, Black Sun Press, 1945-1948.. Folios. Broadsides loose in paper portfolios. First editions. Illus. with color & b/w plates. The complete run of six issues with a few broadsides lacking (II: #12, #22; III: #12; IV: #6-10; VI: Letter and Contemporary Greek Literature. Includes a few duplicate leaves and a few items not listed in contents). "..[Harry T. Moore] suggested that [Caresse Crosby] start a new cultural magazine with international overtones--she blazed up at once and began organizing the project. Since paper was difficult to obtain in bulk, she cleverly bought papers of different sizes and colors which would be put into cardboard folders: and she called the magazine Portfolio..One number was devoted to the new French authors, another to Italians, still another to Greeks, introducing to America many of the authors who were to become famous in their own lands and throughout the world in the postwar years." [Harry T. Moore, "The Later Caresse Crosby: Her Answer Remained 'Yes', " ICarbS, III, 2, 1977, p. 129. Includes work by Henry Miller, Kay Boyle, Jean Genet, Harry Crosby, Jean-Paul Sartre, Garcia Lorca, Kenneth Rexroth, Carlo Levi, Giorgio de Chirico, Alberto Moravia, Bruno Zevi, Giorgio Morandi, de Chirico, Manzu, Cagli, Anais Nin, Picasso, Modigliani, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Robert Lowell, Charles Olson, Charles Bukowski, Albert Camus, George Theotokas, Mararita Carapanou, Angelo Sikeliano, Nikos Engonopoulos, Yannis Ritso, Theophilos, Ghike, Tsarouchis, Moralis, Kapralos, Diamantopoulos, and others. Includes Charles Bukowski's "Twenty (20) Tanks From Kasseldown, " his first separately published work. Overall condition varies from good to near fine, wrappers ranging from good- and fragile to very good. Most leaves are somewhat darkened with the occasional tear otherwise very good to near fine (except as noted in II); I: boards separated, ties lacking, boards soiled; II: wrappers fragile and separated with chips to all edges, most leaves with small edge tears and chips; III: wrappers fragile and separated with chips to all edges; IV: wrappers separated with chips to edges; V: some tears and chips to spine, a few internal tears to pockets; VI: wrappers sunned at spine, spine partially separated.

      [Bookseller: Collectors Treasury]
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        THE NEW NATURALIST SERIES, VOLUMES 1 THRU 66, ALL HARDCOVER WITH DUST JACKETS

      Collins; London, 1945. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Hardcover A great run of this highly collectible series of British Natural History Books. All 66 volumes are in Very Good or better condition in Very Good or better dust jackets. All of the books have the previous owners name in ink, neatly on the flyleaf. Some of the early titles show a bit of light general wear to the books or a touch of sun fading to the edges. The dust jackets of some early editions may be a bit edgeworn and also show some fading. The later editions are all in exceptionally nice condition. Most of this series are first editions, all are hardcover with dust jackets. A wonderful opportunity to acquire an extensive run of this landmark natural history series. Scarce. Extra postage will be required. ; 8vo

      [Bookseller: Collectors Treasury]
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        MESA

      Norton, MA: Herbert Steiner, Wheaton College. Printed by Victor and Jacob Hammer at the Wells College Press, Aurora, NY, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1955. Wrappers separated on issue I, edges chipped on issues Ii and III, remainder fine. Limited to 300, 300, 250, 280, 280 copies respectively Quarto in printed wraps. Five volumes, complete run. Contributors include: Jorge Guillen, St.-J. Perse, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Heinrich Zimmer, Migule de Unamuno, Vyacheslav Ivanov, Otakar Brezina, Richard Beer-Hofmann, Rainer Maria Rilke, Paul Valery M. Gershenzon, Erich Kahler, Katherine G. Chapin, Karl Vollmoeller, Emil Strauss, and Mildred Bliss.& Quite rare complete.

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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        Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered From Alcoholism (The Big Blue Book)

      Grand Central Annex, New York City : Works Publishing Inc., 1945. Stated Eighth Printing, February, 1945. Navy full cloth boards, crisp embossed cover titles, moderate shelf wear, some spine rub, bump. Pages very good, no writing; frt. endp. removed. Bind solid; hinges intact. Facsimile jacket of original, fine; protected in new, clear sleeve. Classic red and yellow striped jacket design w/eighth printing stated on spine. Very attractive. Scarce, very solid, example. In 1938, after about 100 alcoholics in Akron and New York had become sober, the fellowship decided to promote its program of recovery through the publication of a book, for which Bill Wilson (Bill W.) was chosen as primary author. The book was given the title Alcoholics Anonymous and included the list of suggested activities for spiritual growth known as the Twelve Steps. The movement itself took on the name of the book. The Big Book has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. First published in 1939, Alcoholics Anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the dis-ease. 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" design. 400 pages. Insured post.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/New. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: BiblioStax]
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