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        La destrucción o el amor


      [Bookseller: 101Poe /La FOTO del libro es descripción]
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        Chaim Weizmann writes to Rabbi Yitzhak Meir Levin, a future member of the First Cabinet of Israel

      Jerusalem, Israel: , January 12, 1945 Typed letter signed "Chaim Weizmann", 1 page, 5" x 7", on The Jewish Agency for Palestine letterhead, in Hebrew, Jerusalem, January 12, 1945. Weizmann (1874-1952), the first president of the State of Israel, writes to Israel Declaration of Independence signer Rabbi Yitzhak Meir Levin concerning a meeting. In full: "The Honorable Rabbi Yitzhak Meir Levin, International Order of Agudath Yisrael, P. O. Box 326, Jerusalem 12 Jan 1945 - Greatly Honored Rabbi, I herewith acknowledge with thanks receipt of your letter of 22 Teveth 5705 [January 7, 1945] which was included The Jewish Agency in Jerusalem. I will be happy to meet with you and to converse/discuss, but I am in Rehovot practically all the time and I don't want to trouble you to come to Rehovot. I propose, therefore, that we meet during the time of my upcoming visit to Jerusalem and I will let you know in advance in order to set a time that's convenient for his honor. With blessings (signed) Chaim Weizmann". Following the establishment of the State of Israel in 1949, Levin served as Minister of Social Welfare in Weizmann's cabinet. Rust staining from a paperclip and two binding holes at the right edge.

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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      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).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Battledore Ltd]
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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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      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]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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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

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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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 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Vilallibres]
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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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        Erection and Maintenance Instructions for Army Model AT-6 Series, Navy Models SNJ-3 SNJ-4 SNJ-5 and SNJ-6, British Models Harvard IIA and III Airplanes (AN 01-60F-2), and, Service Instructions R-1340-41, -43, -45, -47, -49, -51 and -AN-1 Aircraft Engines

      Army Air Forces, United Kingdom 1945 - Text clean; binding tight; soiling & moderate wear to covers. 375 pages + 51 pages. Illustrated. Scarce. This book is a maintenance manual for an AT-6A aircraft (serial no. 41-16280); it consists of a 51-page service instruction manual for R-1340-41, -43, -45, -47, -49, -51 and -AN-1 aircraft engines (revised November 1944), bound together with the 375-page Erection and Maintenance Instructions for Army Model AT-6 Series / Navy Models SNJ-3, SNJ-4, SNJ-5 and SNJ-6 / British Models Harvard IIA and III Airplanes (revised May 1945). Illustrated in b&w with some color accents. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      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 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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      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]

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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]

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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]

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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!

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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

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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]

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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)

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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.

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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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        Vingt Lithographies pour un Livre que J'ai Lu

      Paris (1945). 4to - Paris (1945). 4to. This anonymously published edition, penned by Genet, is one of the most important illustrated homoerotic books of the age. Genet's text , verses which originally appeared in his poem Parade, are accompanied by twenty explicity homoerotic drawings by Roland Caillaux, each image printed on a quarto page. Caillaux, a close friend of Genet's, as well as many in the neo-Romantic group, was an accomplished artist who later moved to California and was involved in several films by Jean Renoir. One of only 115 numbered copies issued. Very good in original wrappers, small closed tear to spine. An important and quite uncommon edition. Monod, 5247.- Dutel, 2624. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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