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        L'âge de raison

      - Gallimard, Paris 1945, 14,5x20,5cm, broché. - Edizione dopo pochi mesi a quello originale. Firmato autografo di Jean-Paul Sartre a R. Gallay. Leggermente indietro insolated con una piccola mancanza in testa. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition postérieure de quelques mois à l'originale. Envoi autographe signé de Jean-Paul Sartre à R. Gallay. Dos légèrement insolé comportant un petit manque en tête.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        ONE NATION

      Boston Houghton Mifflin 1945 - First Edition, Affectionately and very personally INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY STEGNER "For Jinny, with gratitude and (whisper) love. Wally Stegner.Breadloaf, Aug. 26, 1946". Jinny was close to Stegner for many years. Their relationship continued for decades. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs. 8vo, publisher’s original beige boards, the spine lettered in brown and orange. 340 pp. A nice copy with some subtle age mellowing. A HANDSOME COPY OF THIS INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. A LIFE-IN-AMERICA PRIZE BOOK. The Editors of LOOK produced this book as a concerned response to a growing wave of intolerance and prejudice. It includes a photographic survey of racial and religious stresses in wartime America. Mr. Stegner and photographers from the LOOK staff spent slightly more than a year in preparing the survey. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        La famosa invasione degli orsi in Sicilia

      Milano, Rizzoli, 1945, 8vo cartonato editoriale, sovraccoperta illustrata a colori facsimilata, pp. 150 con dodici illustrazioni in nero e sedici a colori tutti dell’autore. Prima edizione. Qualche leggera traccia d’uso, carta normalmente ossidata per l’epoca.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        Animal Farm, a Fairy Story

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1945. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. First printing, but dust wrapper states 'Second Edition' on the front flap. Book is about very good, some fading to the white lettering on the spine and discoloration and darkening to top and bottom centimeters of both boards, stamp on title page from the Bundesmädche nmittelschulen in Linz at Körnerstrasse (körnerstraße) 9, with an inked '133' below the stamp. Dust jacket shows short tear to top edge of front panel, minor loss to spine ends and light scratching and rubbing to spine, mostly along rear joint, slight darkening to rear panel. Handsome copy. The most relevant book, even more so than 1984, of Orwell's prescient novels to describe the current Trump administration. Linz, where this copy came from, was where Adolf Hitler spent his youth and the place he referred to as his home town. Dubious honor, but interesting that this book, a satire of dictatorship, should come from there.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        WROC?AW, POLAND. WRATISLAVIA.

      - This fine view is one of the rarest early printed views of Wroc?aw, capturing the entire city from a panoptic perspective, looking towards the southwest. The large walled city is shown to occupy islands within of the Oder River. Keys, located in the lower corners of the map identify 91 key buildings and sites of interest. Highlights include the Great Market Square (13, ‘Rynek we Wroc?awiu’), St. Elizabeth’s Church (10), the Town Hall (14), the Guildhall and the New Market (54). Cathedral Island (80), indicates the location where the Bishopric of Wroc?aw was established in 1000 A.D. The fortified castle (30) was built in the late 12th century as a bulwark against invasion. Wroc?aw developed three power centres: the political center under he immediate protection of the Castle, the mercantile center around the Market Square, and the Ecclesiastical center on Sand and Cathedral Islands. Wroc?aw became prosperous due to its strategic location in the Silesian Lowlands, along Oder River, at intersection of two trade routes, the Via Regia (which ran across Europe from Santiago de Compostela, Spain to Moscow) and the Amber Road (which ran from the Baltic Sea to Venice). However, Wroc?aw’s location also ensured that it was coveted by competing regional powers. Over the last 500 years the city has variously been part of the Kingdom of Poland, Bohemia, Hungary, the Austrian Empire, Prussia, and Germany, before being returned to Poland in 1945. At the time that the present view was printed, Wroc?aw was, since 1526, under the rule of the Austrian Habsburgs. Writing in 1588, the chronicler George Braun noted the followed about Wroc?aw: "The city government, which is constituted of the best and wisest of councillors, is held there in high esteem and great honour. The populace also obeys the Council with the greatest deference and the humblest submissiveness. The city ordinances there do not favour any one party over another but rather strive for propriety, the observance of justice and the equality of all citizens. [.] In addition, there are also designated magistrates, who with their clerks, impart advice to everyone in the country who seeks their counsel. In addition, there are many arts and crafts in this city that are both good and useful for everyday life. Moreover, it should not be forgotten that good, flavoursome beer is brewed there."?? The present view is one of the rarest and most prized early views of Warsaw. It was issued in a rare work Tooneel der vermaarste koop-steden by Johannes Janssonius van Waesberghe an was based on a view from Jan Jansson’s monumental 8-volume book of European urban views, Illustriorvm principumque urbium septentrionalium Europae tabulae (in volume 1, as plate 40), which is generally referred to as the Theatrum urbium (Amsterdam, 1657). Jansson’s endeavor was by far the most lavish and comprehensive early series of city views ever published, and the high cost of the production ensured that only a very limited number of sets were ever issued. Jansson’s view of Wroc?aw is derived from Georg Braun’s view that first appeared in the fourth and six volumes of Braun & Frans Hogenberg’s Civitates Orbis Terrarum (Cologne, 1588). In 1653, Jansson purchased the nearly 500 surviving plates from the Civitates Orbis Terrarum from Frans’ heir, Abraham Hogenberg, of which the present view was one of the 232 Braun & Hogenberg views that Jansson adapted for his own endeavor. The only way to tell the editions apart is that on the verso, the Braun & Hogenberg edition employs one column of text per page, while the Jansson edition prints the text in two columns. Johannes van Waesberghe (1616/7 – 1681) was born in a famous family of Dutch publishers. He married Jan Jansson’s daughter Elisabeth Janssonius (1615-1681) and established himself in Amsterdam under the name Johannes Janssonius van Waesberghe. He took over Jansson’s publishing house and printing plates, including the Braun and Hogenberg’s revised plates from Jansson’s T

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        David Jacks of Monterey, and Lee L. Jacks, his daughter with a foreword by Donald Bertrand Tresidder...

      Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, October, 1945. vi, 44p., 10.75x14.25 inches, decorated title page of green Monterey Cypress (with light-offset reflection from ink transfer) foreword, marginal annotation, three tipped-in photo portraits of the subjects, very good first edition limited to 105 copiesbound in tan cloth boards decorated with Cypress design and quarter brick-cloth backing and paper title label on spine. Eleven copies located in OCLC as of 2/2017. Account of early California pioneer and his daughter....

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books]
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        Applied Mathematical Research in Germany, with particular Reference to Naval Applications. Report No. 79. British Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee.

      London: H.M. Stationer's Office, (1945) - Folio (195 x 255 mm), [iv], 65 pp., stapled roneoed typescript in printed wrappers as issued (2 early leaves bound out of sequence but complete), marked "Copy No. 438" and stamped "Restricted" in red, later stamped "Unclassified" in blue (with, however, one paragraph on p. 2 blacked out), covers discoloured towards edges, considerable fraying around spine, internally very good. First edition, the report of an investigation carried out in Germany during June-July 1945, which included visits to A. Walther at the IPM, Darmstadt, and to the University of Göttingen. Page 63 gives a brief account of "Ing. Zuse's calculating machines", written before direct contact had been established with him. As the war in Europe was drawing to a close, the Allies planned to find out as much information as possible about the work of German scientists and mathematicians, particularly those engaged in rocketry and atomic weapons. This report documents an intelligence mission to Germany by a six-man team of mathematicians in June, July and August 1945. Eight 'targets' were selected for investigation, each of which is the subject of a section in the report (see Table of Contents). Notable among them was the 'Peenemünde Group' working on the trajectories of V2 rockets at Niederhausen near Darmstadt (Section 1, Group 1), and the Mathematisches Reichsinstitut at Oberwolfach, founded in 1944 by Wilhelm Süss, then Rektor of Freiburg University. Pages 63-4 give a brief account of Konrad Zuse's electro-mechanical binary computer (the Z4), evacuated to Göttingen in February 1945. The team was led by the British mathematician John Todd (1911-2007), who would go on to end his distinguished career at Caltech, after doing pioneering work in numerical analysis and playing a key role in the development of some of the first large computers. In 1943 he had founded the Admiralty Computing Service, from which he recruited this team. Fred Hoyle was added for his expertise with radar. 'There is no possibility of "controlling" mathematical research, i.e. preventing work being carried out on "war" subjects. It is abundantly clear from our observations in Germany and from information obtained from U.S.A. (and, to a much less extent, from our experience in U.K.) that almost any top-class mathematician practising in the most abstract fields can very quickly make substantial contributions in the mathematics of technology' (pp. 2-3). Elsewhere Todd recounted how on this mission he earned the title 'The Saviour of Oberwolfach', by preventing Moroccan soldiers from burning the entire mathematical library of Freiburg which Süss had evacuated to the Black Forest for safe-keeping (interview with Don Albers, 'John Todd—Numerical Mathematics Pioneer', The College Mathematics Journal, Volume 38, Number 1, January 2007 , pp. 2-23) [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Day of Paris

      New York: J.J.Augustin 1945 - First edition. 4to. pp. [iv], 147, 1, index. Original light tan cloth with black lettering. Dust jacket is torn with loss to head and foot of spine. Loss to head of upper and lower cover and to the hinge of the upper cover with flap. The jacket is not in good condition but it is rare to find the jacket at all. Edited by George Davis. The Day of Paris includes “the best of his humanist documentary imagery” (The Photobook). A superb collection of photographs of everyday life in Paris and Kertesz’s most sought after title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les mains sales

      - Gallimard, Paris 1945, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 210 copie numerate su Alfa, solo carta di grandi dimensioni l'Olanda dopo 15 e 60 filato puro. Bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 210 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, tirage de tête après 15 Hollande et 60 pur fil.  Agréable exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        As We Remember Joe

      1945 - (KENNEDY, Robert) KENNEDY, John F. As We Remember Joe. Cambridge, MA: Privately printed at the University Press, 1945. Octavo, original maroon cloth. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $7200.First edition, second issue (of only 250 copies), of this tribute to the eldest of the Kennedy brothers, inscribed by Robert Kennedy to his successor as Attorney General, Nicholas Katzenbach: "For Nick, Bob Kennedy. Christmas 1965." Privately printed for family and friends.John F. Kennedy edited this collection of 20 essays (and also wrote the first, "My Brother Joe") memorializing his eldest brother, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., who won the Naval Cross and was killed in action in 1944. Privately printed for family and friends. There were 390 copies printed in the first issue with winged device on title page printed in red, and 250 in this, the second issue, with winged device on title page printed in black. With numerous photographic illustrations. The recipient of this copy, Nicholas Katzenbach, was a law professor at the University of Chicago when Robert Kennedy decided to appoint him Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel in 1961. Just a year later, Kennedy placed him in the Number Two position at the Justice Department: Deputy Attorney General. Katzenbach became famous when he personally confronted Alabama Governor George Wallace when he blocked the entrance to the University of Alabama in an attempt to prevent two black students from attending. Later, when Robert F. Kennedy left office in early 1965, Lyndon Johnson appointed Katzenbach Attorney General. Two years after that, Katzenbach became Under Secretary of State, serving to the end of the Johnson Administration. With original mailing label from Kennedy's Senate office to Katzenbach laid in.Very faint foxing to preliminaries, minor rust mark to front pastedown, original cloth quite lovely. A very nearly fine inscribed copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Quaderni della Critica. Diretti da Benedetto Croce

      Laterza, 1945. Brossura (wrappers) Croce prosegue idealmente la pubblicazione de "La Critica" negli anni del dopoguerra fino alla sua morte. Fascicoli pubblicati dal numero 1 del marzo 1945 al numero 19-20 del settembre 1951. Tutto il pubblicato. 18 fascicoli. 8vo. pp. 100-150/fasc. Molto Buono (Very Good). .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        Quatre Ans dans les Bagnes Hitleriens Buchenwald, Laura, Ellrich, Harzungen, Dora

      Imprimerie CrÃ?¨te Ã?  Corbeil [August 1945]. Soft Cover. 125, [2] p., illus.; 19 cm. "Dessins de Charles Couturiot, ex-DÃ?©portÃ?© politique n. 66132." The experiences of two French survivors of Nazi concentration camps. An early and unusual imprint. OCLC records copies in Amsterdam and Lyon. Good+, an uncut copy in original printed wrappers. Stock#OB521.

      [Bookseller: The Owl at the Bridge]
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        Brideshead Revisited

      London: Chapman & Hall Ltd.,, 1945 [ie 1944]. Private edition, sole printing, one of 50 copies, preceding all other manifestations of this work. Not Set. Octavo. Original blue wrappers, with paper labels to front wrapper titles printed in black, note regarding privacy in red, handmade paper, all edges untrimmed Spine leaning, nicked at the ends and with some typical vertical creasing, wrappers a little grubby. A sound honest and entirely unsophisticated example of the true first printing of any version of Waugh's 'magnum opus'. From the library of Pansy Pakenham.

      [Bookseller: Blakeney Griffin Booksellers Ltd]
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        ANIMAL FARM A fairy story

      Secker & Warburg. London. 1945. FIRST EDITION. 1st impression. 8vo. A near to very good copy of the book with the cloth still dark green and the white lettering on the spine still bright and sharp. This is an ex school library copy but the only library stamp is the two line school name in ink on the title page with the number 161 below written by hand. There are a few pages with neat pencil underlining which could be erased quite easily. The last 25 leaves have a small puncture to the inner margin but the paper has rucked up it is all present and this could be easily repaired. Overall this is a very clean and bright copy throughout. Inner hinges cracked but holding firm. In the original 1st edition green, grey and white dustwrapper with some chipping and rubbing to the edges and some loss to the very top and bottom of the spine. Lower board with small area of loss where the book has previously been punctured and another small hole towards the bottom of the panel. Price still intact on front inner flap. Wrapper has the blue searchlight books printing on the reverse. Overall a near very good copy of this classic work which could be easily made to look better with a little careful restoration.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Le nègre du "Narcisse"

      265 pp. Paris, 1945, in-8, 265 pp, cartonnage d'éditeur d'après une maquette de Paul Bonet, Nouvelle édition, la seule en cartonnage nrf. L'un des 1 000 exemplaires numérotés (n°141) imprimés sur alfa reliés d'après la maquette de Paul Bonet. Bel exemplaire en dépit de la ouverture légèrement frottée et de rares rousseurs.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Le paysan de Paris

      252 pp. Paris, 1945, in-8, 252 pp, cartonnage d'éditeur d'après une maquette de Paul Bonnet, Nouvelle édition. Un des 510 exemplaires (n° 179) sur alpha des Papeteries Navarre reliés d'après la maquette de Paul Bonnet. Bel exemplaire à l'intérieur frais.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Le parti pris des choses

      - Gallimard, Paris 1945, 13,5x19cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Seconda edizione, una delle 525 copie numerate in castagna. Consigli di l'editor realizzati dopo il modello originale di Paolo Bonet. Torna un po 'insolated. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition, un des 525 exemplaires numérotés sur châtaignier. Cartonnage de l'éditeur réalisé d'après la maquette originale de Paul Bonet. Dos légèrement insolé. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        En avoir ou pas (To have and to have not)

      256 pp. Paris, 1945, in-8, 256 pp, cartonnage d'éditeur d'après une maquette de Mario Prassinos, Première traduction française. Un des 1000 exemplaires (n° 653) reliés d'après la maquette de Mario Prassinos. Bel exemplaire. Couverture légèrement frottée, légères mouillures.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Gladio. Rivista per le Forze Armate [TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO]

      (stampa: Stabilimento Rotocalcografico Viatagliano), 1945 (1 gen. - 15 apr.). 9 fascicoli in 4° grande doppio punto metallico con copertina in brossura editoriale interamente illustra a quattro colori pp. 16 (n.1), 20 (n. 2 - 3), 28 (nn. 4 - 5), 32 (nn. 6 - ), numerosissime ill. a col. n.t. Collezione completa di questa rarissima rivista (risultano censiti solo sparsi fascicoli in biblioteche specialistiche di storia militare), stampata e distribuita alle forze armate della RSI dal primo gennaio al 15 aprile, cioè dieci giorni prima della disfatta. Stupefacente la grafica, dove ogni pagina è sapientemente composta a colori, con moltissime immagini fotografiche (scene militari di guerra e pace) e pregevoli fotomontaggi o fotoritocchi: molto usata la saturazione dei colori a scopo pittorico o, assieme al bianco e nero, a manipolare l'immagine per lo più in direzione satirico / propagandistica (bersaglio preferito: Roosvelt). Una satira raffinata sul piano formale quanto debole nei contenuti, non riesce a nascondere la grande paura che suscitavano i soldati americani, già protagonisti all'epoca di eroiche battaglie e immani carneficine. Si registra un sapiente uso psicologico degli argomenti e delle immagini come a tranquillizzare e gestire il soldato stressato dalla guerra: una sorta di «Life» stampata su carta povera e illustrata con il gusto moderno delle grandi riviste fasciste. Tra gli scrittori: Lando Ferretti, Pietro Farné, Alberto Giovannini, Erminio Bianchi, Asvero Garavelli, G.M. Sangiorgi, Marco Morosini, Dante Dini, Vittorio Bonicelli, Adriano Bolzoni, Mario Lattanzi, Adriano Bolzoni, Gigi Nebiolo. Disegni di Bazzi, Capocci, Vittorio Morelli, Boccasile, G. Bertoletti, De Luca, Albertarelli, Angelo Canevari, Roberto Caisutti, Bruno Rosa, Dante Montanari, Montesano. Eccetto l'ultimo, leggermente danneggiato (senza perdite) all'angolino delle ultime carte, tutti i fascicoli in ottime condizioni.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontremoli]
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        La Víspera Indeleble. Primera edición del PRIMER libro de Mario Benedetti. Firmado por el autor y dedicado a su madre

      Sin identificar 1945 - Libro en buen estado. Rotura en el lomo. Algunas manchas de humedad en sus portadas. For major safety in your decision of purchase, we send (free of charge) a video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. Pour une plus grande sécurité dans votre décision d'achat, nous envoyons (sur demande et gratuitement) un vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. Para mayor seguridad en su decisión de compra, le enviamos (a solicitud y sin cargo) un video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eduardo Martínez Moreira]
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        The Enchanted Capital of Scotland.

      Edinburgh: Plaid Stationery of Scotland Ltd,, [1945]. A Tale of Mystery and Adventure. From a story told by a Merchant of Edinburgh. Octavo. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on front board. With the dust jacket, 8/6 price ticket to front flap. Illustrated throughout. Minor rubbing to board extremities, some nicks and tears to dust jacket extremities, small tape repairs to verso, a very good copy. First edition, first impression. "A story written to please the child and perhaps to bring back memories of similar adventures to all who have spent their childhood in Edinburgh". Steele's dialogue is infused with the distinctive Scottish accent and dialect as she retells the story of a group of school children exploring Edinburgh for the first time. The children's imagination conjures up the historical Scottish figures of Mary, Queen of Scots, J. M. Barrie, and Robert Louis Stevenson, "the true guardians of the Castle and of Scotland's memory", to congratulate them on the completion of their quest. With black and white line drawings throughout and four double page colour illustrations, this is an excellent example of Jessie M. King's style. A student at Glasgow School of Art from 1892 to 1899, King was herself influenced by folkloric tales, which can be seen in her work's focus on fantasy. Since the first retrospective shows in the 1970s, King's art has steadily risen in critical and commercial favour.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        L'AVVENTURA ANNO II 01-33

      S.E.P.I. - SOCIETA' EDITRICE PERIODICI ILLUSTRATI 1945 - L'AVVENTURA le più belle storie - i migliori disegnatori anno II - 1945 1-33 - serie completa S.E.P.I. - Società Editrice Periodici Illustrati 1945 spillato 29 x 38 cm b/n e a colori Stato di conservazione: OTTIMO! 29x38, S., b/n e col.

      [Bookseller: Supergulp di Rem Srl]
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        Photomontagen zur Zeitgeschichte.

      Zürich: "Kultur und Volk",, 1945. Octavo. Original orange paper-covered flexible boards, printed paper label to spine and front board. With the dust jacket. Photographic portrait frontispiece, 21 full-page half-tone plates. Front joint cracked, a few small indentations to top and bottom edges of boards, still a very good copy in the lightly spotted and toned dust jacket, the spine panel with a shallow chip at the head and a long closed tear from the foot just touching two letters, and a further closed tear along the joint between the front panel and flap. First edition, inscribed by the author "To Douglas Newton, with best wishes, John Heartfield, London 1st June 1946" on the front free endpaper. Heartfield was born Helmut Herzfield but assumed an English name as a young political activist in Berlin during the Great War. The plates reproduce some of his most influential anti-Nazi photomontages, originally published in two serials, Arbeiter-Illustrierte-Zeitung and Volksillustrierten. Uncommon in the dust jacket.

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        Richard Wright's Blues

      [s.l.]: Reprinted from the Antioch Review, Summer 1945 First separate edition. Publisher's white paper wrappers, lettered in black. About near fine, with some light toning and faint soiling to the wrappers, minor chip to the spine tail, a few faint stains to the otherwise clean pages. Overall, a very clean and attractive copy of this exceedingly scarce publication. This essay was first published in The Antioch Review in the Summer of 1945 and was republished from a newly set text for this separate format. However, as the wrappers only cite the details of the original serial, it is difficult to say whether this publication is also from 1945 or from 1952 (based on the nondescript "52" next to the publisher's slug on the rear wrapper). Regardless, Richard Wright's Blues is a scarce and important text in Ellison's oeuvre, published before (or in the same year) he achieved literary fame for Invisible Man (1952). Only five copies are listed in OCLC's WorldCat. Richard Wright's Blues is Ellison's review of Richard Wright's then recently published autobiography, Black Boy, which tells of the author's childhood in Mississippi and coming of age in Chicago. Throughout the essay, Ellison uses the Blues, itself an artistic expression of the Southern African-American experience, as a focal point to examine Black Boy and to place it within the larger context of the historical expression of the collective African-American experience. As Ellison explains, "The Blues is an impulse to keep the painful details and episodes of a brutal experience alive in one's aching consciousness, to finger its jagged grain, and to transcend it, not by the consolation of philosophy, but by squeezing from it a near-tragic, near-comic lyricism. As a form, the Blues is an autobiographical chronicle of personal catastrophe expressed lyrically." He argues that Black Boy is Wright's expression of the struggle of growing up African-American in the United States.. 1st Edition.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Cornered (Original One Sheet Film Poster)

      RKO Radio Pictures, Los Angeles 1945 - Original one sheet poster for the 1945 film noir.An overlooked gem from Dick Powell's second life as a noir icon, an anti-fascist espionage tale with a labyrinthine, Chandler-worthy plot, and an unforgettable standoff at the end. The undisguised, left-leaning overtones throughout contributed significantly to the blacklisting of both producer Adrian Scott and director Dmytryk.27 x 41 inches (105 x 89 cm). Near Fine, on archival linen.Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime, p. 89. Neibaur 183. Selby (1984) 76. Silver, p. 74. Spicer, p. 407. Stephens, p. 92.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        LAZY THE PIG, And His Chinese Adventures (With figurine and silk pillow)

      Ramsay Ware Pub, Melbourne, Australia 1945 - (1945) 1st edition. 8vo., (30) pp., illustrated with text drawings, Paper over pictorial boards. With a Victorian ivory paper weight, modelled as a sleeping pig, the underside stamped A. BARRETT & SONS MANUFACTURERS 63 & 64 PICADILLY, 434873 -- 3in. long sleeping on a red silk pillow. Some soiling and creasing on the book's covers. Company name partial rubbed smooth. The Ivory pig figurine has some minor discoloration and cracking near his hind quarters. A Very Good ivory figure with Good or better book. *** Leila Pirani was a journalist, poet and novelist. As well as children's books, she wrote the librettos and lyrics for a number of musical works for children. It is assumed that she wrote this delightful children's story based on the Victorian ivory pig figurine, perhaps an item from her own childhood. The Ivory figure matches exactly the pig on the cover and drawings in the text. In fact, Lazy the pig is sold at auction in the story, and is owned by a little girl "on the other side of the world". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gigi

      PRESENTATION COPY. 1 vol., 7-3/8" x 5", inscribed on the half-title "Quel affreux papier, chere Alice! Il n'est digne ni de vous, ni du sentiment tres fidele qui attache a vous votre amie Colette", "What dreadful paper, dear Alice! It is not worthy of you, nor of the very faithful feeling that binds to you your friend Colette". Bound in 1/4 French tan marbled morocco, raised bands, gilt lettered spine, original printed wrappers bound in.The recipient was Colette's old friend Alice Benard-Fleury of Toulon, with whom she corresponded during the War years.

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        IL VENDITORE DI ANIMAL

      MUNARI, BRUNO. MUNARI,BRUNO. IL VENDITORE DI ANIMALI [THE ANIMAL SELLER]. Veronesi: Mondadori (1945). Large 4to (9 1/2 x 12 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, boards slightly toned on edge else near Fine. 1st edition of book 6 in Munari's picture book series. The pages are various widths and sizes that all intereact with one large picture at the end. Illustrated with striking color lithographs on every page by Munari. This is a wonderful interactive book, pubished in the U.S. as "Animals For Sale", Nice first editions are scarce.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Les mains sales

      Gallimard 1945 - - Gallimard, Paris 1945, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 210 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, tirage de tête après 15 Hollande et 60 pur fil. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 210 numbered copies on alfa paper, the tirage de tête after 15 on Hollande paper and 60 on pur fil paper. A good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        TOC TOC

      - MUNARI,BRUNO. TOC TOC [WHO'S THERE? OPEN THE DOOR title of the American edition] [Veronesi]: Mondadori (1945). Large 4to (9 1/2 x 12 1/2"), pictorial card covers, Fine. Number 3 in Munari's picture book series. With an innovative approach to design, each page has flaps that the reader lifts to reveal a new picture below. The flaps get successively smaller. Featuring bright full color lithographs and minimal text.

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        L'UOMO DEL CAMION

      MUNARI, BRUNO. MUNARI,BRUNO. L'UOMO DEL CAMION [THE MAN WITH A TRUCK]. Milan:: Monadori (1945). 4to (9 1/2 x 12 1/2"), pictorial card covers, slightest bit of toning on cover else Fine. 1st edition. Number 2 of Munari's innovative picture books, each page gets successively smaller. This is a charming story about a truck driver who wants to get home to be with his son on his 3rd birthday. Featuring bright full color lithographs. Scarce.

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        RED PONY

      - STEINBECK,JOHN. THE RED PONY. NY: Viking 1945 (1945). Tall 8vo (6 3/4 x 9 5/8"), tan cloth with green rules, pictorial paste-on, all edges green, Fine in publisher's tan slip case with mounted pictorial label (case with slight split, sound and VG), housed in a custom cloth box. First published in 1937 with no illustrations and with 3 stories. This is the 1st illustrated edition, with an additional story not in the 1937 edition. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY STEINBECK ON THE TITLE PAGE: "FOR JOYCE WITH LOVE / [signed] JOHN STEINBECK / HORSES AREN'T MUCH FOR SMARTNESS - BUT THEY'RE NICE. MAYBE THAT'S WHY. ALSO SIGNED "JOHN STEINBECK" ON THE FLYLEAF. The book belonged to Jules and Joyce (Gates) Buck with their bookplate laid in. Joyce was the wife of American film producer Jules Buck who had collaborated with Steinbeck on the screenplay for Elia Kazan's "Vivia Zapata." Illustrated with wonderful full page and smaller color lithographs as well as pictorial endpapers by Wesley Dennis (printed by Kipe). Inscribed trade editions are rare, this signed, inscribed association copy is extra special. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        CANNERY ROW

      New York: The Viking Press, 1945. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good. 7 3/8" x 4 3/4" First Issue (January, 1945) [Advance Review Copy], 208pp., (1)pp. list of Steinbeck's other works, bound in blue paper wraps lettered in black; A very good to fine copy and scarce in nice condition.

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        CAPTAIN SLAUGHTERBOARD DROPS ANCHOR

      - PEAKE,MERVYN. CAPTAIN SLAUGHTERBOARD DROPS ANCHOR. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode 1945. 4to, cloth, fine in dust wrapper. 1st ed. with color illustrations, being first published with plain line illustrations in 1939. The 1939 edition was destroyed by enemy action during the war, after which Peake colored the plates for the 1945 edition. The illustrations for this pirate tale are both surreal and real - full of action and humor as only Peake can do. See Whalley/Chester History of Children's Book Illustration p.202 where they refer to this title as "one of the most astonishing picture books of the period." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Magic Woodland Trilogy:] The Tree that Sat Down; The Stream that Stood Still; The Mountain of Magic.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Sieben. Serie in einer Mappe mit Titelblatt. [7 Original-Grafiken / 7 original graphics].

      Friedemann von Stockhausen, geboren 1945 in Karlshafen/Weser. 7 Original-Grafiken aud Büttenpapier (2 Original-Radierungen, 3 Alugrafien, 2 Serigrafien). Jede Grafik von Friedemann von Stockhausen signiert und datiert. Einmalige Auflage für die Griffelkunst Hamburg, 2008. Maße Blätter: 53,5 (bzw. 54,0) x 44,0 cm. Abbildungen in unterschiedlichen Formaten. Sehr gutes, tadelloses Exemplar. 7 Original graphics on handmade paper. Each graphic signed and dated by Friedemann von Stockhausen. Griffelkunst edition, Hamburg 2008. Measure sheets: 53,5 (bzw. 54,0) x 44,0 cm. Images in different measures. Original folder with title page. Mint condition.

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        William Rothenstein, An Address.

      London: Privately printed at the Curwen Press,, 1945. Delivered at the Memorial Service Held at Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, Tuesday, March 6th, 1945. Quarto, pp. [8]. Original blue paper wrappers, title to front in black. Very slight toning to spine; still a fine copy. First edition, first impression, one of 100 copies privately printed. Max Beerbohm and William Rothenstein were first introduced in 1896 when the publisher John Lane commissioned Rothenstein's volume of lithographic portraits of Oxford personalities, Oxford Characters, to coincide with Max Beerbohm's Caricatures of Twenty-Five Gentlemen. Their subsequent friendship was documented in the 1975 book Max and Will, eds. M. Lago and K. Beckson.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1945 - 1945 to 1948 Wisden Hardbacks

      1945. Hi and Welcome to our Store. We are selling our HBs off in chunks, happy to split the sets or to send more details and pictures, please just ask us or the admin team here. This lot is a Set of 4 Hardback Wisdens - 1945 1946 1947 and 1948. In Very Good Condition, excellent for their age. 1945 is exceptional. 1946 has fading to spine gilts 1947 and 1948 very good for their age, better than average gilts and internally very sound.

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        Den onde Fyrste. Eventyr for Born og Voksne.

      Kopenhagen: Alex Vincent Konstforlag, 1945 - 22 S., ill. Einband etw. berieben/angestoßen/angeschmutzt/gebräunt, Titelei und Nachsatz mit Kleberresten, Seiten altersbedingt leicht gebräunt/fleckig, Seiten 9 und 10 leicht angeschmutzt, Seite 14 leicht angerissen, Seiten 18 bis 21 sind die rechten oberen Ecken abgetrennt, ansonsten gut erh. da Gewicht in Gramm: 190

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        Il Politecnico Diretto da Elio Vittorini

      Milano, Einaudi, dal ndeg 1 (29 settembre 1945) al ndeg 39 (dicembre 1947) trentanove fascicoli in eccellente stato di conservazione, i primi 28 ripiegati in quattro e tutti contenuti nell'originale (e introvabile) cofanetto cartonato. Collezione completa di tutto il pubblicato di questa notissima rivista.

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        GIGI CERCA IL SUO BERRETTO

      - MUNARI,BRUNO. GIGI CERCA IL SUO BERRETTO [GIGI LOOKS FOR HIS CAP]. Milan: Mondadori (1945). 4to (9 1/2 x 12 1/2"), pictorial boards, Fine in original glassine wrapper (wrapper repaired). 1st edition. Featuring wonderful, bold color lithographed illustrations, each of which has a moveable flap that reveals a new picture below. This is a nice copy of number 7 in Munari's series of innovative picture books with minimal text. Published in the U.S. as "Jimmy Has Lost His Cap." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'UOMO DEL CAMION

      1945. MUNARI, BRUNO. MUNARI,BRUNO. L'UOMO DEL CAMION [THE MAN WITH A TRUCK]. Milan:: Monadori (1945). 4to (9 1/2 x 12 1/2"), pictorial card covers, slightest bit of toning on cover else Fine. 1st edition. Number 2 of Munari's innovative picture books, each page gets successively smaller. This is a charming story about a truck driver who wants to get home to be with his son on his 3rd birthday. Featuring bright full color lithographs. Scarce.

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