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      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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        Brideshead Revisited

      Little Brown &Company, Boston 1945 - Subtiltled "The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder" this is the first "Roman Catholic" novel by the author. Dust jacket - Very Good to Fine, protective mylar cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 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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      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 -]
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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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      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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      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.

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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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        Engineer History - Fifth Army - Mediterranean Theater

      [Germany,] Printed for Engineer Section Headquarters, Fifth Army,, [1945]. 3 volumes, Volumes I & II, & Appendices, quarto, oirignal midnight blue calf presentation binding, bevelled boards, titles gilt to upper boards, marbled endpapers. Numerous maps, some coloured, profusely illustrated. A little rubbing and stripping from the boards, but overall very good. First edition, designated "Confidential." Minutely detailed internal history of the US Army Engineers' operations in Italy; "No campaign in military history has presented more engineering problems than the battle of Italy. No one contributed more to the successful conclusion of this campaign than the Fifth Army Engineers. I am proud of them; their country is proud of them; they should be proud of themselves." Frank O. Bowman, Brig. Gen. Us Army, Army Engineer. Uncommon, OCLC lists no copies outside of the US apart from that in the US Army European Library, IWM appears to have Volume I and Appendices only.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Esthetique du Mal (Signed First Edition, limited to forty copies)

      Cummington, MA: The Cummington Press, 1945. First Edition. First Edition. One of 40 copies (of which this Roman numeral XVI) SIGNED by both the author and illustrator. White paper-covered boards, hand colored in yellow and green vertical stripes, black morocco spine, titles gilt on the front board, pink endpapers. & & Very Good plus lacking the scarce glassine jacket. Brief rubbing at the extremities, with a few tiny bruises at the spine edges, and faint evidence of sticker removal on the front endpaper. For this publication, 340 copies were printed, the majority unsigned and bound in Natsume straw-paper-covered boards, numbered in Arabic. 40 copies were signed, with hand-colored drawings on each page and hand-painted bindings. & & This marks the beginning of Steven's later period, which tended to be longer and filled with analogies and related forms of thought. "Esthetique du Mal" was, in Randall Jarrell's estimation, the greatest of these later poems. A lovely example of the smaller limitation, housed in a custom clamshell box. Edelstein A10.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Betty Babcock's Illustrated Hunting Diary, Recording the Sport of the Season for the Followers of the Meadow Brook Hounds

      New York: Published by Ernest Gee at his Book and Print Shop, n.d. [c. 1945?] - The Meadow Brook Hounds, founded in 1877, was, in its heyday between WWI and WWII, one of the premier American packs, hunting an area of open country and large estates on Long Island's North Shore that--for hunting purposes--has ceased to exist. Living in the area, and a faithful follower of the pack, Betty (Mrs. Richard F.) Babcock, a talented amateur artist, kept a hunting diary in which she recorded the details of each meet, enlivening her pages with a series of captioned drawings, most of them showing members of the field in picturesque difficulties. The form of that diary - a paradigm is reproduced here Ernest Gee's delightful reproduction (FOXHUNTING) Oblong 8vo (10 x 5-1/4 inches). Title-leaf, plus [120]pp. ruled in blue with red printed captions. Original red cloth, gilt letter and devices on upper covers. BEAUTIFUL copy in quarter morocco slipcase and chemise done expressly for the Honorable Duncan Andrews by Moroquain Bookbinders [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Histoire du surréalisme. Histoire du surréalisme II. Documents surréalistes

      1945 - Livre d'occasion 2 vol. in-12 (19,8 x 14,2 et 19 x 14,2 cm), brochés, couvertures imprimées en beige et noir, Histoire du Surréalisme : 358 pp., 9 ff. n. ch. (dont 5 ff. de reproductions sur vélin glacé), Documents Surréalistes : 398 pp., 1 f. n. ch. Condition : Rare réunion des éditions originales en grand papier des deux livres de Maurice Nadeau consacrés à L'histoire du Surréalisme. Histoire du Surréalisme : L'un des 33 ex. sur vélin Charavignes (seul grand papier). Documents Surréalistes : L'un des 155 ex. sur vélin Aravis (seul grand papier). Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe de Maurice Nadeau au poète Guy de Belleval. Exemplaires brochés à grandes marges. 800g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        Le Spleen de Paris.

      Lausanne, André Gonin (coll. "Les Flambeaux"), 1945. - In-4°, 147p. Edition de luxe numérotée 1/43 exemplaires sur vergé surfin accompagnés d'une suite des illustrations tirée sur Japon [tirage total 325 ex.]. Illustré de 22 lithographies originales d'Adrien Holy. Signé par l'artiste et par l'éditeur à la justification. A l'état de neuf. en feuilles, sous couverture imprimée rempliée, chemise et étui.

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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        An Astonished Eye Looks Out of the Air

      Waldport, Oregon: Untide Press. 1945. First. First edition, first impression. Wrappers with applied title piece. Some tape shadows to the wrappers, one staple pulled through, else a very good copy. The first printing of 1800 copies was rendered unfit for release through a printer's error. All were destroyed except for about 70 copies, which were distributed with the second impression, with no known differentiation. Eventually 23 copies of the 70 copies of the first impression came into Patchen's hand, and he created a limited edition of 11 copies, with a hand-lettered limitation page (where Patchen relates this sequence of events). This is copy number 2 of the 11, and is Signed by the author. Additionally Inscribed by the author: "for Arthur, a good human being whose friend I am proud to be. Kenneth. June 21, 1946." The recipient was Arthur Sturcke, a now little-remembered painter and pacifist who exhibited in the 1930s and 1940s, and who did much to help and support Patchen. Patchen mentions him in his book Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer in a dialogue discussing art and artists: "And what about DeNiro? There is a serious young painter. All right what about Kamrowski? -- Or Lee Bell? Or Jackson Pollock? -- Or Arthur Sturcke?" Beautifully printed small collection of poems printed in a conscientious objectors' camp. Rare. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Folded Leaf

      New York: Harper and Brothers. 1945. First. First edition. Faint stains and some creases on the edges of first few leaves, corners a little bumped, about very good in poor, tattered and chipped dustwrapper. Signed by the author, his third book, a cheaply produced wartime novel. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Belle lettre autographe signée adressée à Jules Lefranc au sujet des desssins à la plume.

      1118 - 1 feuillet d'ephémeride, 118 x 255 mm, encre noire. Lettre autographe signé adressée au peintre vendéen Jules Lefranc, (adresse postale et tampon postal du 30 octobre 1945 au dos). "Cher Monsieur, je fais actuellement une série de dessins à la plume assez extraordinaires et j'ai presque l'intention de les envoyer à Paris. Les dessins à la plume ça n'est pas des peintures et je ne les considères pas comme des peintures. Je n'ai jamais refusé de vendre des dessins à la plume. De faire des dessins à la plume c'est une bonne mise en train avant de peindre. Vous connaissez peut-être Mr Chillard ? Il m'a envoyé un si beau dessin que je lui en ai adressé illico un . Vous avez dû recevoir un dessin pas très intéressant mais j'ai tout de même préféré le couper avec les ciseaux pour ne pas l'abimer en le pliant. S'il vous intéresse vous pouvez le coler (sic) sur quelque chose. J'ai peint quelque chose en 1942 avec du gargil et de la gouache. J'ai quelques gouaches figuratives faites d'après des cartes postales. Je crois qu'elles vous intéresseraient. Je vous envoi avec cette lettre une lettre que m'a adressé un collectionneur. J'aimerai beaucoup voir vos tableaux, votre ange gardien en à de la chance lui, il les voit vos tableaux, tous ceux que vous faites. Quand j'etais druide sur le Mont Beuvray?mais si je me lance sur ce sujet ça ne va pas en finir. Amitiés G. Chaissac, le peint pierres. P.S.j'ai peint sur des pierres."

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        Day of Paris.

      New York: J. J. Augustin, 1945. Original cloth with dustjacket. Illustrated with 103 black and white photographs. Clean copy with an unusually wellkept jacket. More photos available.. First edition, first printing. Included in Roth 101, Parr & Badger, Open Book

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        St. Vedast / 24-3-45": Original pencil rendering of the blitzed London church and surrounding buildings, captioned and dated

      London, 1945 - The name (in another hand) "H.A. Trier" printed in lower right corner. A very fine on-the-spot rendering of this London church, with faint color notations, suggesting that this was a preliminary study for an oil or watercolor 10 x 13-1/2 inches. .

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      UK. John Lane Bodley Head 1945 - Hardcover, First Edition. spine damaged, most of outer spine missing, front board looks like it may have re-attached, crease to rear board, some rubs, book bowing a bit. ( see pictures )no inscriptions, lovely illustrations, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Proclamation The Allied Armies, Through Sacrafice and Devotion and with God's Help, Have Wrung from Germany a Final and Unconditional Surrender.

      Washington 1945 - A Proclamation of German Surrender Signed by Truman Harry S. Truman A Proclamation of German Surrender, Signed. One page printed document, signed. Broadside on wove paper. Measures 21 3/8" x 14 3/8". ( Matted to an overall size of 24" x 30".) Washington, May 8, 1945. Gothic types with roman, heading, title, and incipit, text in two columns, printed in black with gold, red and blue. A multicolored lithograph of President Truman's proclamation of May 13, 1945, as a day of prayer following the end of the war in Europe. In full: "The Allied armies, through sacrifice and devotion and with God's help, have wrung from Germany a final and unconditional surrender. The western world has been freed of the evil forces which for five years and longer have imprisoned the bodies and broken the lives of millions upon millions of free-born men. They have violated their churches, destroyed their homes, corrupted their children, and murdered their loved ones. Our Armies of Liberation have restored freedom to these suffering peoples, whose spirit and will the oppressors could never enslave. Much remains to be done. The victory won in the West must now be won in the East. The whole world must be cleansed of the evil from which half the world has been freed. United, the peace-loving nations have demonstrated in the West that their arms are stronger by far than the might of dictators or the tyranny of military cliques that once called us soft and weak. The power of our peoples to defend themselves against all enemies will be proved in the Pacific was as it has been proved in Europe. For the triumph of spirit and of arms which we have won, and of its promise to peoples everywhere who join us in the love of freedom, it is fitting that we, as a nation, give thanks to Almighty God, Who has strengthened us and given us the victory. Now, therefore, I, Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America, do hereby appoint Sunday, May 13, 1945 to be a day of prayer. I call upon the people of the United States, whatever their faith, to unite in offering joyful thanks to God for the victory we have won and to pray that He will support us to the end of our present struggle and guide us into the ways of peace. I also call upon my countrymen to dedicate this day of prayer to the memory of those who have given their lives to make possible our victory. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed." President Truman read this proclamation at a news conference held in his office at the White House at 8:35 A.M. on Tuesday, May 8, 1945. His wife and daughter, members of his Cabinet, high ranking United States and British Army and Navy officials, and Congressional leaders were grouped in chairs around the President's desk. Before reading the proclamation, President Truman said, "This is a solemn but glorious hour. General Eisenhower informs me that the forces of Germany have surrendered to the United Nations. The flags of freedom fly all over Europe. It's celebrating my birthday, too -- today, too." Reporters responded with shouts of "Happy Birthday, Mr. President." As he was reading the proclamation, he stopped after certain passages to comment. After ".The victory won in the West must now be won in the East." he said, "I want that emphasized time after time, that we are only half through." After ".the tyranny of military cliques that once called us soft and weak." Truman commented, "I would like to know what the Germans think about that now." After proclaiming the day of prayer, he added, "And it's exceedingly fitting that it is Mother's Day, too." Reproduction of the original that Truman gave out to 100 people on Christmas. HBS 66485. $15,000

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        1945-1956 Collection of San Francisco Opera Company Inscribed Photographs of Stars and Founder Gaetano Merola to the President of the Opera Association

      San Francisco California: San Francisco Opera Association, 1945. Collection includes: A framed black and white portrait photograph by A. Laviosa of New York with their studio stamp of Gaetano Merola (1881-1953), dynamic founder of this opera company, warmly inscribed below the photograph on the mount to Kenneth Monteagle and his wife Lucille in 1946 in "...remembrance of our pleasant association with appreciation and friendship..."; with a group of 15 framed black and white professional press photographs by various studios, inscribed by each opera star to Monteagle, including: George Cehanovsky, Paul Breisach, Pietro Cimara, Charles Kullman, Giuseppe Valdengo, Herta Glaz, Florence Quartararo, Sara Menkes, Set Svanholm, Kurt Baum and others; with 2 similar additional press photographs, unsigned and unidentified; and 8 older large format studio portraits, perhaps of Mrs. Monteagle and of herself and admirers, with one being a colorized print from Iral Hills Studio 5th Ave. New York; Kenneth Monteagle (1891-1973) was a member of a prominent San Francisco family and former president of both the San Francisco Opera Association and the Symphony Association. (1973 Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA obituary); Merola portrait larger format, with a very large mount-matting, 18 1/4" x 13 1/2" size framed and lacking its glass - right side of photograph with white powder residue, mount cardstock darkened, soiled, inscription clear; most of the opera stars' portrait frames with their glass, most of the signatures and sentiments legible and decipherable, some wear and rubbing to the plain black wooden frames; an interesting collection, a glimpse into the post-Second World War world of opera, at a time of formation, growth and vibrancy for this eminent American opera company and its founder. . Framed. Good.

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      - SANTIAGO RUEDA EDITOR. BUENOS AIRES 1945. 833pp. Prólogo por Jacques Mercanton. Traducción del inglés por J. Salas Subirat. TAPA DURA CON SOBRECUBIERTA ALGO FATIGADA. BUEN ESTADO.

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        Preliminary Sketch for 'A Little Fur Family',

      n.p. Ca. 1945(?), n.p. - A preliminary pencil sketch of the Little Fur Child for 'Little Fur Family' which was first published in 1946. On paper. Measures approx. 4½ by 6 inches. Signed by Williams along the bottom of the image. Matted in a mat 11 by 14 inches. This appears to be a final study; the image appears in color unchanged on the page before the title page in the first edition, and again, in reverse, on the page following the final page of text. In fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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        Lotto di venti libretti come sopra : Calendario Campionato dal 1945 al 1964 di Serie A e due di B. Omaggio de Il Calcio Illustrato.

      Subject: (Calcio). Rari libretti, in blocco tutti a :

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      - "Colección completa de las 100 postales de toreros (con biografía al dorso) publicadas por Ediciones Larrisal perfectamente conservadas en su álbum original que además tiene 33 pp. con las biografías de los toreros no retratados+1 h de fe de erratas. PRIMERA EDICIÓN muy rara. Edición numerada (este es el álbum nº 103). Contiene dedicatoria autógrafa al anterior poseedor del biógrafo de los toreros Carlos de Larra "Curro Meloja. 29x15. Ejemplar impecable. Madrid, 1945." Posteriormente se hizo una reedición de este álbum en 1993 aunque ésta, que aquí ofrecemos, es hoy muy difícil de hallar pues se hicieron muy pocos ejemplares y, al ser coleccionables, muchos se quedaron incompletos. LIBROS ANTIGUOS TOROS [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Cambridge: Privately Printed, designed and printed at the University Press, 1945. VERY SCARCE. INSCRIBED BY JOHN F. KENNEDY. First edition, first issue with the Wings insignia printed in dark red on the title-page, very limited printing of probably 250 copies such. Extensively illustrated with black and white photographs, letter facsimiles and a colour reproduction of the Navy Cross. 8vo, in the original burgundy cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and gilt lettered within a gilt ruled border within a black cloth box on the upper cover. xi, 75, with printers colophon on verso of page 75. A very handsome copy of this very scarce work, the cloth is fresh and bright, internally solid with fresh paper, hinges fine and well cared for, with an inscription as noted below providing more of an interesting history then being a distraction. With a rare genuine period signature by the future President. BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY THE FUTURE PRESIDENT. VERY SCARCE, THE RAREST OF ALL JOHN F. KENNEDY RELATED BOOKS AND WITH VERY EARLY PUBLISHED WRITINGS BY THE FUTURE PRESIDENT. Privately printed and limited, the work is known in two issue states. This is the first state with the title page printed in black and red. It is estimated that there were roughly 250 copies printed such. The second state was printed with the title page all in black. While 500 copies in total was the official printing record, it is believed that the actual print count was only 360. AS WE REMEMBER JOE was privately printed by the Kennedy family as a memorial to Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., John F.’s elder brother who was killed in action during World War II. It was to provide a remembrance for family, friends and a few important associates. In content, AS WE REMEMBER JOE is a collection of essays or writings by various persons concerning Joe Kennedy. It was only John Kennedy’s second book (after WHY ENGLAND SLEPT in 1940) and it includes a forward by him and his very touching essay, MY BROTHER JOE. It also includes a short essay by his youngest brother Teddy, who was only 12 years old at the time. Teddy had convinced his brother John and sister Eunice to allow him to submit a story about a sailing race in which he accompanied Joe and where Joe, “seized me by the pant and through me into the cold water.”. With all of the youngest Kennedy’s spelling and punctuation errors intact it is a very sweet and touching addition. With the death of Joe Kennedy in 1944 his brother John F. Kennedy assumed the responsibilities and stature expected of an eldest son in the Kennedy family. This change in family position no doubt affected him for the rest of his life, greatly influencing his career in public service and leading 15 years later to the White House.

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        Beautiful Signed and Inscribed Photograph, 8vo, n.p., June 1945

      Robeson is shown in costume, full length, in three-quarter profile, on stage as Othello. He writes, "To...Thanks Bill. It's been swell having you with us..." He signs with date, "Paul Robeson, June 1945." The photo has 4 small pin holes in each corner, tape stains to the left corner margins, nothing affecting image or writing.

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        View: The Modern Magazine. Marcel Duchamp Number, Series V, No. 1

      View Magazine New York City: View Magazine, 1945. Classic magazine of surrealist art and literature edited by Charles Henri Ford. This issue is devoted to Marcel Duchamp who designed the cover featuring a bottle of wine floating in outer space. Includes articles about him and his work, by Breton, Desnos, Buffet, Soby, and others. Well illustrated and includes the famous and beautiful elaborate, die-cut, centerfold triptych designed by Frederick Kiesler showing Duchamp in his studio.. The magzine is in beautiful near fine condition except for a very small dent to the top left corner of the cover which is mirrored throughout the issue but is very minor and not all that noticeable, the magazine itself appears to be unread. Near fine. . Series V. No. 1 .

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        Caresses et Blasphèmes

      Paris: Impr. de J. Haumont (1945). 34pp - Paris: Impr. de J. Haumont (1945). 34pp. Sir Coleridge Arthur Fitzroy Kennard (1885-1948) was educated at Eton and circulated in Oscar Wilde's milieu (his mother financed the Epstein memorial for him at Pere Lachaise). He was also a great friend of Ronald Firbank and Vyvyan Holland and for many years was Firbank's most ardent supporter and literary confidant. One of several publications issued during his lifetime and surely one of the the oddest- it might be argued that the book is in fact a spoof, created by a third party, to denigrate Kennard or bring amusement to others. The poems herein, all in English, are erotic to some extent, a number quite homoerotic: "O! let me calm/ Your fevered blood / Quick! Let me drink,/ Deep in the chasm,/ The growing flood/ Of your vast spasm! One of 380 numbered copies, finely printed on Johannot, cream wrappers lightly worn.Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Gesammelte Werke in zehn Bänden.

      Zürich, Rascher, 1945-47 - 8°, ca. 5000 S., HLdr. der Zeit, Kopfgoldschnitt, goldgeprägt m. 4 Zierbünden in 2 Schuber, Tadell. (=Reihe: Schweizerische Klassikerausgabe). Hrsg. von Emilie Bosshart, Emanuel Dejung, Lothar Kempter, Hans Stettbacher.Bd.: 1-2: Lienhard und Gertrud; 3: Christoph und Else; 4: Die Fabeln; Dichterisches aus dem Schweizerblatt; Sieben Tage bei Pfarrer Samuel; 5: Politische Schriften bis 1798; 6: Politische Schriften seit 1798; 7: Wirtschaftliche und soziale Schriften; 8: Die Abendstunde eines Einsiedlers; Nachforschungen; Reden an mein Haus; 9: Stanser Brief; Wie Gertrud ihre Kinder lehrt; Geist und Herz; 10: Lenzburger Rede; Körperl. Erziehung; Schwanengesang. 5000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brideshead Revisited - Rebound in Full Leather

      A first edition, first printing published by Chapman and Hall in 1945. A fine book without inscriptions, bound in full red leather with gilt lettering to the spine.A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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