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        History of the Twelfth Army from its Formation on 28th May, 1945 to the End of Operations September, 1945.

      [?Rangoon, 1946] - Folio (335 x 227 mm). Original buff paper boards, titles and Twelfth Army chinthe insignia to front board in black, red and yellow. Covers marked, extremities bumped and worn with loss to paper at spine-ends, superficial splitting to front joint, silverfish damage to title and following 3 leaves (affecting a few letters, the sense unimpaired), and to top margin of pp. 85-9 and Maps section title, 7 cm closed tear to gutter of folding plate facing p. 56, one word in the heading affected but still intact, mild staining to a couple of maps from the adhesive, map 11 with 15 cm-section of inner fold worn away to minimal loss, remains very good. 15 large folding colour maps with detailed varicoloured overprints of troop movements (largest opening to 80 x 90 cm); 6 further plates including orders of battle and climate graphs, all but one folding. First and only edition of the official, confidential report on concluding operations in Burma, including the southward advance to Rangoon, the Japanese retreat into the Pegu Yomas, and the disastrous attempted breakout across the Sittang River, together with the official minutes of negotiations with Major-General Ichida, and comprehensive details of Japanese surrender. The print run is unstated but material marked confidential typically had a circulation of 200 or fewer. We trace four institutional copies only (Wellcome, IWM, SOAS, and the National Archives, in the personal papers of Hugh Stockwell), and none in commerce. "Slim decided that Rangoon must be captured before the monsoon in May and, to achieve this, the 33rd corps was ordered to advance either side of the Irrawaddy as quickly as possible. Immediately Rangoon fell, it was decided to withdraw Headquarters Fourteenth Army to India, to prepare for the invasion of Malaya, headquarters 33rd corps being closed down and immediately reformed as Headquarters Twelfth Army, still commanded by Stopford, promoted to general and now made responsible for finishing the campaign in Burma" (ODNB). "Fighting continued after the surrender of Rangoon against the 70,000 Japanese troops dispersed around Burma. Through Burma's eastern hills, 27,000 Japanese troops, the remnants of Kimura's armies, set out to make the arduous attempt to escape eastwards Some 12,000 of Kimura's troops were killed British and Indian losses were just ninety-five men killed and 322 wounded" (Pike, Hirohito's War, p. 971). On 15 August Stopford ordered all offensive operations to cease, the treaty of surrender was signed in Rangoon on 13 September, and on 24 October General Kimura, Japanese commander-in-chief in Burma, handed his sword to Stopford, who received it on behalf of Mountbatten. A superb operational record, supplemented with original maps, overprinted with British and Japanese troop movements, the whole very well-preserved for a working document used in tropical conditions. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Signed carbon-copy typescript despatch to Air Marshal Lord Tedder, relinquishing his position as Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean and Middle East.

      The Royal Palace, Caserta, Italy: January 1946 - Quarto (350 x 225 mm), approximately 242 pp. (punch hole in top left corner). Stationery Office spring-back cloth binder (type 40/51), black pebble-grain spine, dark brown morocco-grain sides, patterned inner covers; inscribed on inside front cover: "Copy No 2" followed by "II JI/397" and "Ind. SH" (repeated on the initial page). A little wear to binder, some scrapes and abrasions, a few leaves a little tattered and torn otherwise in excellent condition. 15 maps & plans (one hand-drawn and coloured, captioned: MASAF [Mediterranean Allied Strategic Air Force] Railway Targets in Central Europe); 2 original pencilled diagrams of organisational structure. Rare comprehensive hand-over report signed in holograph by Air Marshal Sir Guy Garrod in a covering letter to Lord Tedder, relinquishing his command as C-in-C RAF Mediterranean and Middle East, and giving a very detailed strategic-level overview of the conclusion of the Allied air offensive in the Mediterranean theatre. Garrod explains that his Despatch is "divided into two parts. The first covers the period from March 16th., 1945, when I assumed command, to the end of hostilities in Italy on May 2nd., 1945. The second deals with the dissolution of the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces and the redeployment of the Royal Air Force until the end of my tenure on October 15th.". Garrod's report includes orders of battle, operational directives on the Italian Front and in the Balkans, "oil targets", "assistance to the Russians", the Eighth and Fifth Army offensives, and a series of fascinating appendices that include the interrogation of generals von Vietinghoff and von Senger, the "Balkan Air Force and air operations in support of the Jugoslav Fourth Army Offensive", close support bombing by night, the "Rover" system of air-ground liaison when pursuing fleeing targets, anti-flak tactics developed by MATAF (Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force) and developments in radar tactics. It was published in a much precised form - and with only two maps - as a supplement to The London Gazette (number 39367, 29 October 1951) under the heading "The part played by the allied air forces in the final defeat of the enemy in the Mediterranean theatre, March to May, 1945". Garrod's experience of high command led to him being called-in to assist Churchill directly when the latter was writing The Second World War (published 1948–54): "The air war in the West gets considerably more space [than Churchill's account of the Eastern Front], albeit largely in one survey chapter on 'The Mounting Air Offensive' [volume V: Closing the Ring, Chapter XXIX]. For this, prodded by [Sir Henry] Pownall, Churchill had recruited a special consultant, Air Marshal Sir Guy Garrod. [who] lunched with Churchill for the first time in November 1950. 'It was good to hear him enlarge on that subject!'" (David Reynolds, In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War, 2005, pp. 396-97). There is a copy of the Gazette supplement in the Churchill Archive at Chartwell (CHAR 20/249B/239-267). Wounded at Ypres in November 1915, while serving with the Leicestershire Regiment, Garrod (1891-1965) subsequently "learned to fly and was seconded to the Royal Flying Corps in 1915. He spent most of his wartime service overseas. He was thrice mentioned in dispatches and awarded the DFC and MC. When war ended, Garrod planned a career in industry, but Sir Hugh Trenchard, who was at this time assembling the elements of the peacetime Royal Air Force, persuaded him to return, and in August 1919 he accepted a permanent commission in the Royal Air Force. Between the wars he filled a wide variety of posts. By the outbreak of the Second World War, Garrod, now an air vice-marshal, was serving in the Air Ministry as director of equipment, the duties of which included ensuring that hundreds of thousands of items of technical and other equipment (from barrack stores to complete engines and airframes) were available in due proportion [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Les Maladies des Plantes cultivées à Madagascar

      Paris: Paul Lechevalier, 1946. 545, (3), 1 portrait, 7 col plates, 230 text figs, 41 b/w plates. . HB. Bound in buckram, gilt title to spine. Book plate of the mycologist J. Nash-Wortham. Fine copy. Together with the original watercolours by Marc Rabarijaona for the seven colour plates in this work and the corresponding annotated printed proofs, with colour separations for some of the plates. All presented in a specially made Solander box.. Gilbert Bouriquet (1903-1975) was a French agronomist, who in 1929 established the Laboratory of Plant Pathology in Tananarive (Antananarivo), Madagascar. He was awarded Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur, du mérite, des Palmes académiques. The colour illustratons, of which the original watercolours are included here, are by Marc Rabarijaona, and the Avertissement (Foreword) thanks, '... Notre dévoué collaborateur Marc Rabarijaona pour la minutie avec laquelle il a reproduit nos dessins et exécuté les aquarelles qui illustrent cet ouvrage'. Marc Rabarijaona was an illustrator at the Laboratoire de phytopathologie de l'Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, and afterwards at l'Institut de Botanique appliquée de Tsimbazaza.A publisher's note states that the type setting of this work was completed in 1939, when the author corrected the proofs, but on the outbreak of war he was sent to Madagascar, where he remained for some years away from France. The book therefore was not printed until 1946. Title page is dated 1946, but the colophon at the rear states 'Achevé d'imprimer le 17 Avril 1947'..

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        Portrait Photograph of Winston Churchill.

      1946 1946 - Contemporary silver gelatin photograph after an original oil painting by Birley signed "Winston Churchill" in black ink on the mount below the photo. Very good condition. Light wearing and creasing to mount corners, light yellowing. Image size: 27.5 x 22 cm. Mount size: 38.5 x 30.5 cm approx. A wonderful classic pose of Churchill dressed in suit and seated. Birley painted several highly regarded portraits of his friend Sir Winston Churchill (to whom he also gave painting lessons). Birley was probably the leading portraitist of his day, after his first royal commission in 1928, a portrait of George VI for the National Museum of Wales, he painted "virtually every member of the royal family including Queen Mary and George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip." (ODNB) He made four portraits of Churchill, the present one being the first, which was commissioned for the House of Commons. Birley and Churchill became good friends, with the artist encouraging the politician's efforts and accompanying him on painting jaunts to the South of France.

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        Du côté de Nietzsche. Manuscrit autographe

      1946. Autograph manuscript that will appear in Arch No. 12 in December 1945-January 1946 and also in the Fire Part.1946 21,7x11,5cm 7 feuillets foliotés

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        Pierre-Eugène Clairin

      First edition of only 100 copies, numbered by Pierre-Eugène Clairin on pur fil de Lana paper, plus a few hors commerce copies.Text by Albert Camus.With 7 etchings, 2 drypoints and three original lithographs (one in colors) by Pierre-Eugène Clairin, who has signed eight of the illustrations in pencil.A little light marginal worming, a good copy complete with its chemise and slipcase (with flaps).Rare.% Rombaldi Paris 1946 29x39cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        Pablo Picasso-Mes Dessins D'Antibes-Lithograph

      - "Mes Dessins D'Antibes" by Pablo Picasso, Unsigned Lithograph from an edition size of 350. The overall size of the Lithograph is 19.75 x 25.5 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as B-: Good Condition, Signs of Handling and Age. Here is some supplemental information about the Lithograph: One of sixteen lithographs by Picasso from a portfolio titled "Mes Dessins D'Antibes" (My Antibes Drawings). This item titled Mes Dessins d'Antibes is a first edition lithograph, from an edition of 350. The sixteen (16) lithographic facsimiles were printed in black by Daniel Jacomet after drawings by Pablo Picasso that were created while Picasso was in Antibes in 1946. Heavy foxing on the entire sheet, needs restoration. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Les armes miraculeuses

      First edition, an advance (service de presse) copy. Half reddish-orange calf over marbled paper boards by Goy & Vilaine, pastedowns and endpapers of papier uni, covers and spine preserved, top edge gilt. Handsome autograph inscription to Raymond Queneau : "... au poète au romancier en toute sympathie et admiration...[to the poet, to the writer, with all sympathy and admiration]."A very good copy, perfectly bound. % Gallimard Paris 1946 12x19cm relié

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        L'arme secrète

      Editions Bordas, 1946. Poèmes illustrés par André Masson. Ornés de 6 dessins et d'une lithographie originale d'André Masson tirée par Desjobert et signée par l'Artiste (cm 27,5x20). La totalité des exemplaires portent la signature de l'auteur. Il a été tiré de cet ouvrage: 10 exemplaires sur papier de pur chiffon d'Auvergne à la main avec une suite des dessins + XXX exemplaires h.c. sur vélin pur chiffon BFK de Rives + 300 exemplaires sur vélin pur chiffon BFK de Rives filigrané. 4to. pp. 70. Molto Buono (Very Good). Piccola rottura all'angolo superiore della copertina e della velina (Little cut to the right angle of front cover and tissue-paper). Edizione originale di 10+XXX+300 es. numerati.

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        Australia Her Natural and Industrial Resources. In the Post-War World.

      London. Dated in image 1946. Published ca. 1946. Color pictorial / pictographic map poster, 19 1/4 x 29 1/4 inches (49 x 73.5 cm) on sheet size 19 3/4 x 30 inches (50 x 76cm).Originally folded, now mounted on archival paper, minimising folds. Very good condition. One of a series of maps of the British colonies highlighting their rich resources designed by MacDonald Gill in 1942 for the British Government; the poster was then issued over a period of several years with changing text in the decorative banner at lower right. This particular copy was issued shortly after the end of World War II; the text reads: "IN THE POST-WAR WORLD. Australia has emerged from the World War with increased stature, as a 'Pacific' Power. During the struggle her industrial resources were completely reorganised, and her factories turned out armaments and aircraft of many kinds. Her wool and foodstuffs helped to clothe and feed the armies of the United Nations. She enters the era of peace strongly equipped for further advance." Exquisite pictographs of the natural resources, strong color, textual interest, a striking compass rose: these design features all attest to Gill's graphic genius which had a profound impact on the course of 20th century pictorial mapmaking. Lower left: "Printed in England by Alf Cooke Ltd., Leeds and London. 51-9063."Lower right: "O.P.D. 39/219/6."

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        Original design proposals for RCA console and table-top radio sets

      , 1946. 1946. Vassos, John, George W. Walker, Henry Dreyfuss, et. al.. 19 folio sheets of various sizes. Original illustrations in pencil, colored pencil, and watercolor of eight table-top and eleven console radios for the Record Corporation of America. Many of the console models are shown in situ, beside couches in living rooms or topped with lamps. They are displayed like high-end furniture, with rich brown wood and sleek paneling. In contrast, the table-top models are more futuristic and bold. Several of these designs are drawn in colored pencil on black chipboard, deliberately highlighting the play of light across the smooth surfaces. Many of the models would be familiar to radio enthusiasts, such as the 97KG and U123.Of all the artists represented in this suite of illustrations, three important industrial designers stand out: John Vassos, George W. Walker, and Henry Dreyfuss. Vassos, who contributed five designs and collaborated on one other, designed for RCA for over 40 years and worked on a variety of products, including microphones, broadcast equipment, transmitter buildings, electron microscopes, and RCA's first commercial television sets. George W. Walker, who designed three tabletop radios for this set, is most well known for his Ford automobile designs, including the iconic Ford Thunderbird. One design for a tabletop radio is by industrial design superstar Henry Dreyfuss, one of the most significant designers of the twentieth century. Among the list of Dreyfuss's accomplishments are vacuums for Hoover, telephones for Bell, household staples like the Honeywell wall thermostat and the Big Ben alarm clock, and the Bankers Trust Building at 280 Park Ave in Manhattan. Both Vassos and Dreyfuss were involved in the founding of the industrial design profession in the United States, with Vassos serving as the first Chairman of the Board of the Industrial Design Society of America and Dreyfuss as its first President. Some sheets show chipping at edges or minor spotting, otherwise a fine set.

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        Le Grand Meaulnes

      Editions De La Bonne Compagnie, Paris, France 1946 - Presents Aging Stains, Some Details In The Leather And Minor Wear. Please Check Pictures May Require Extra Charges For Shipping. Libro Grande Que Presente Un Incremento En Los Costos De Envío. Presenta Ligeros Desgaste En Los Bordes Y Manchas Por El Tiempo Por Favor Vea Las Fotos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Time Exposure.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1946. INSCRIBED COPY. Second edition. Octavo, pp. viii, 136. A collection of photographs produced between 1923 and 1945. Association copy, inscribed by Beaton to actress Harriette Johns, who had starred in Alexander Korda's 1947 movie 'An Ideal Husband' for which beaton designed the costumes. Red cloth covers with green titles to spine. Some wear to the covers and the titles along the spine are near illegible through wear, one inch split at the bottom of spine has been repaired, small 'The Times book Club' stamp to rear pastedown. A very good copy.

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        When the Going Was Good.

      Duckworth, London, 1946. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. A near fine copy in bright, unsoiled yellow cloth. minor edgewear but undoubtedly lovely. The scarce dustwrapper shows a little fraying and wear to the extremities otherwise quite the nicest we've seen. Includes one folding map of Guiana and a Henry lamb portrait frontispiece of Waugh aged 26 which makes him look rather like a satanic, tweed clad I.T. graduate with dubious taste in neckwear. "The idea of picking and choosing among his journals of a roving life was a good one and has resulted in a readable and strangely nostalgic book." (from a contemporary review).

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        FOLIO NUMBER ONE. Images out of Exile. Contains etchings signed by Bob White. [Robert Winthrop White (1921-2002)].

      Los Angeles: Privately printed by the author/artist., 1946. Portfolio case with string-ties evidently made by the artist; it is moderately rubbed, especially at the corners. It has an engraved title label (by the artist) inset on the front cover, and measures 16 inches wide by almost 13 inches tall. The plates are additionally protected in a printed paper folder, with a printed front cover and one page of text containing a preface and explanatory text. The text lists four etchings from the original plates, printed by the artist, referred to by the artist as "strophes." The etchings measure approximately 13 inches wide by 9 inches tall, are pencil signed, titled and numbered by the artist, and are mounted to a paper backing. It appears that the intended edition size is 10, but it is unclear how many were actually produced.There is a small pencil signed etching mounted to the single page of text. The etchings are titled: 1) Pacific Souvenir (V.J. Day, Saipan); 2) The Cave, Spain; 3) The Wounded Horse; 4) The Philosopher & The Mountain. There are also two additional mounted engravings, also pencil signed, titled and numbered by the artist: 5) With Many Others (to which is added the pencil notation "Exhibited Library of Congress, Annual Print Show, 1946"); 6) The Fountain (to which is added the pencil notation "Completed Nov 1946. Never submitted for exhibition). Additionally, there are three unmounted etchings, all of which are signed and titled by the artist, but are different sizes. They are: 7) Knight and Sailor (approx. 12" width x 7.5" height); 8) Hero of Volturno (approx. 12" width x 8" height); and 9) The Fly on the Edifice, which is additionally numbered by the artist (approx. 9.5" width x 11.5" height. Additionally, there is another item, dedicated to Bob White and signed by an artist named Miguel Carillas, and appears to be a portrait of Bob White done in watercolor with pencil and colored pencil accents; it measures 11.75" width x 12.75" height. All of the artwork is in excellent condition, with very minor creasing to the edges of the backing paper, and a few small and very minor plate or dirt scuffs on the etchings. Robert Winthrop White (1921-2002) lived and worked in St. James, NY. As a young man, Robert White studied woodcarving, sculpture, and painting in Munich, Germany. During 1938-1942, he was at the Rhode Island School of Design and there was mentored by Walter Raemisch and John Howard Benson. In WWII, he served in the United States Coast Guard and later worked in the Office of Strategic Services. It is at this point in time, just prior to his marriage to Claire Nicolas in 1947, that this portfolio was produced. It is almost unheard of that an American WWII veteran, or any American artist for that matter, was etching in the Surrealist style immediately post-war. White's is a unique and adept style, combining Realism through life-like depictions of military subjects, often surrounded by Surreal borders and interspersed with Abstract and Surreal vignettes. The specters of war are prominent yet fade away in similitude. The horrors of the battlefield are softened by drawing the eye toward the comparative safety of the wild imagination and the unknown. These etchings by Robert W. White are a unique view into the mind of the American artist. He went on to be a well known sculptor, and his work is exhibited in several institutions.. Signed. First Edition. Portfolio. Very good+ condition. Folio.

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        Lark Rise to Candleford

      Oxford University Press, 1946. 1st edition. Hardcover. A superbly bound copy of the first issue of the author's three novels of life in the fictional Oxfordshire village of Candleford, all remembered from a child's experience and written with a 'marvellously deep focus of observation'. Black morocco with red spine labels for title and author, marbled endpapers, very clean pages. Illustrations by Lynton Lamb. A most handsome presentation of this famous trilogy.

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        La France contre les robots

      First edition printed in 250 numbered copies.Manuscript signature of Georges Bernanos under the justification.With a photographic frontispiece portrait of the author.A very good copy. Editions France libre Rio de Janeiro 1946 19,5x27,5cm broché

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        FOLIO NUMBER ONE. Images out of Exile. Contains etchings signed by Bob White. [Robert Winthrop White (1921-2002)].

      Los Angeles: Privately printed by the author/artist., 1946. Portfolio case with string-ties evidently made by the artist; it is moderately rubbed, especially at the corners. It has an engraved title label (by the artist) inset on the front cover, and measures 16 inches wide by almost 13 inches tall. The plates are additionally protected in a printed paper folder, with a printed front cover and one page of text containing a preface and explanatory text. The text lists four etchings from the original plates, printed by the artist, referred to by the artist as "strophes." The etchings measure approximately 13 inches wide by 9 inches tall, are pencil signed, titled and numbered by the artist, and are mounted to a paper backing. It appears that the intended edition size is 10, but it is unclear how many were actually produced.There is a small pencil signed etching mounted to the single page of text. The etchings are titled: 1) Pacific Souvenir (V.J. Day, Saipan); 2) The Cave, Spain; 3) The Wounded Horse; 4) The Philosopher & The Mountain. There are also two additional mounted engravings, also pencil signed, titled and numbered by the artist: 5) With Many Others (to which is added the pencil notation "Exhibited Library of Congress, Annual Print Show, 1946"); 6) The Fountain (to which is added the pencil notation "Completed Nov 1946. Never submitted for exhibition). Additionally, there are three unmounted etchings, all of which are signed and titled by the artist, but are different sizes. They are: 7) Knight and Sailor (approx. 12" width x 7.5" height); 8) Hero of Volturno (approx. 12" width x 8" height); and 9) The Fly on the Edifice, which is additionally numbered by the artist (approx. 9.5" width x 11.5" height. Additionally, there is another item, dedicated to Bob White and signed by an artist named Miguel Carillas, and appears to be a portrait of Bob White done in watercolor with pencil and colored pencil accents; it measures 11.75" width x 12.75" height. All of the artwork is in excellent condition, with very minor creasing to the edges of the backing paper, and a few small and very minor plate or dirt scuffs on the etchings. Robert Winthrop White (1921-2002) lived and worked in St. James, NY. As a young man, Robert White studied woodcarving, sculpture, and painting in Munich, Germany. During 1938-1942, he was at the Rhode Island School of Design and there was mentored by Walter Raemisch and John Howard Benson. In WWII, he served in the United States Coast Guard and later worked in the Office of Strategic Services. It is at this point in time, just prior to his marriage to Claire Nicolas in 1947, that this portfolio was produced. It is almost unheard of that an American WWII veteran, or any American artist for that matter, was etching in the Surrealist style immediately post-war. White's is a unique and adept style, combining Realism through life-like depictions of military subjects, often surrounded by Surreal borders and interspersed with Abstract and Surreal vignettes. The specters of war are prominent yet fade away in similitude. The horrors of the battlefield are softened by drawing the eye toward the comparative safety of the wild imagination and the unknown. These etchings by Robert W. White are a unique view into the mind of the American artist. He went on to be a well known sculptor, and his work is exhibited in several institutions.. Signed. First Edition. Portfolio. Very good+ condition. Folio.

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        Liberté grande

      1946. José Corti, Paris 1946, 12,5x19cm, broché. - José Corti, Paris 1946, 12,5x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 900 copie numerate su Lafuma. L'invio autografo firmato e datato Gracq professor Georges Blin. Libro illustrato frontespizio di una stampa xilografia di André Masson. Dos e stoviglie poco e marginalmente insolated senza gravità. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 900 exemplaires numérotés sur Lafuma. Envoi autographe daté et signé de Julien Gracq au professeur Georges Blin. Ouvrage illustré en frontispice d'une xylographie d'André Masson. Dos et plats légèrement et marginalement insolés sans gravité, gardes très légèrement ombrées.

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        Matthew Flinders' Narrative of his Voyage in the Schooner Francis: 1798, preceded and followed by notes on Flinders, Bass, the wreck of the Sidney Cove, &c. by Geoffrey Rawson...

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1946. Folio, with a map and wood-engravings by John Buckland Wright; uncut in the original full green morocco gilt by Sangorski. The scarce de luxe issue, one of only one hundred numbered copies in full morocco. This important first publication of the manuscript in the State Library of Victoria gives Flinders' account of his 1788 voyage in the Francis that led to his exploration of Bass Strait, and to the discovery of the Illawarra coal seams by Bass. A fine copy.

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        The Skylark of Space

      Providence: Buffalo Book Company. Providence, Buffalo Book Company, 1946. First Edition. First Impression. A very good copy. The author's first book, one of 500 copies printed. An uncommon title, and a highlight of E.E. Smith collecting. The present copy has a little wear to all the corners, with some chipping and a few short tears, spine tips are bumped and rolled. Cover art / illustrations by Allan Halladay [5745, Hyraxia Books]. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1946.

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        Vingt-cinq-et-un poèmes

      First edition in parts on ordinary paper. Handsome autograph inscription from Tristan Tzara to Raymond Queneau.With 12 full-page drawings by Hans Arp. Editions de la revue Fontaine Paris 1946 14x19,5cm broché

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        Original design proposals for RCA console and table-top radio sets

      1946 - 19 folio sheets of various sizes. Original illustrations in pencil, colored pencil, and watercolor of eight table-top and eleven console radios for the Record Corporation of America. Many of the console models are shown in situ, beside couches in living rooms or topped with lamps. They are displayed like high-end furniture, with rich brown wood and sleek paneling. In contrast, the table-top models are more futuristic and bold. Several of these designs are drawn in colored pencil on black chipboard, deliberately highlighting the play of light across the smooth surfaces. Many of the models would be familiar to radio enthusiasts, such as the 97KG and U123.Of all the artists represented in this suite of illustrations, three important industrial designers stand out: John Vassos, George W. Walker, and Henry Dreyfuss. Vassos, who contributed five designs and collaborated on one other, designed for RCA for over 40 years and worked on a variety of products, including microphones, broadcast equipment, transmitter buildings, electron microscopes, and RCA's first commercial television sets. George W. Walker, who designed three tabletop radios for this set, is most well known for his Ford automobile designs, including the iconic Ford Thunderbird. One design for a tabletop radio is by industrial design superstar Henry Dreyfuss, one of the most significant designers of the twentieth century. Among the list of Dreyfuss's accomplishments are vacuums for Hoover, telephones for Bell, household staples like the Honeywell wall thermostat and the Big Ben alarm clock, and the Bankers Trust Building at 280 Park Ave in Manhattan. Both Vassos and Dreyfuss were involved in the founding of the industrial design profession in the United States, with Vassos serving as the first Chairman of the Board of the Industrial Design Society of America and Dreyfuss as its first President. Some sheets show chipping at edges or minor spotting, otherwise a fine set.

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        Congratulatory statement by U.S. High Commissioner Philippines on the Election of 1946

      Manuscript 1946 - ++Varieties of Victory--Being Prepared for the Victor of the Philippine Presidential Election of 1946++ Here we have two versions of a press release prepared for U.S. High Commission to the Philippines for congratulating the victor of the Philippine presidential election of April 23, 1946. The first notes that Manuel Roxas (the actual winner) had conceded, while the second did the same for the incumbent Sergio Osmena, who served as the fourth president of the Philippines from 1944-1946. Each is one page long and contains numerous manuscript additions and corrections. "President Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the 5th President of the Philippines and the first president of the Third Republic on July 4, 1946 at the Independence Grandstand (now Quirino Grandstand), Manila."--wiki There is also a cover note for the day before the election "Tomorrow the ballots will be counted" and marked in pencil "for release Tuesday AM papers". "Tomorrow there will be no more Roxasistas and Osmenistas", it reads, "only Philippine citizens". +++The three leaves, 11x8.5", 1946. +++ From the estate of David Katcher, who served as a Public Relations Assistant to High Commissioner Paul McNutt in Manila, Philippines during and just after WWII. He later went on to be the founding editor of the journal Physics Today and served as a senior policy analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology.

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        Ravensbrück

      first edition on the current paper. Precious autograph signed and dated Germaine Tillion: "To Jean Fez, mayor of the 8th arrondissement and companion of our team with thanks for his dedication" enriched with the handwritten signature of Geneviève de Gaulle-Anthonioz. Tiny spots on boards and back. Editions de la baconnière Neuchâtel 1946 14x19cm broché

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        The Outsider - Superbly rebound in full leather

      Hamish Hamilton, 1946 A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1946. A fine copy without inscriptions, sumptuously rebound in full leather with raised bands and marbled endpapers. Gilt lettering to the spine and leather labels. A superb and beautiful item.

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        Liberté grande

      First edition, one of 900 numbered copies on Lafuma.autograph dedication of the author autograph signed and dated Gracq Professor Georges Blin.Book illustrated frontispiece of a woodcut print of André Masson.spine and boards slightly and marginally insolated without gravity.José Corti Paris 1946 12,5x19cm broché

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        All the King's Men

      New York Harcourt, Brace 1946 First Edition (so stated) of perhaps the greatest American political novel and winner of the 1946 Pulitzer prize. 8vo: [6],464pp. Publisher's maroon cloth, spine lettered in gilt, second state pictorial dust jacket, with Sinclair Lewis blurb moved to rear flap and six reviews on back panel). Better than Near Fine (minor spotting to boards and gutters, spine slightly faded, but lettering legible and strong); about Fine price-clipped jacket, unusually vivid, fresh and bright. Overall an excellent example of an important novel. Grimshaw A7.a1. Time 100. Modern Library 100, 36. Near Fine+ ¶ "More than just a classic political novel, Warren's tale of power and corruption in the Depression-era South is a sustained meditation on the unforeseen consequences of every human act, the vexing connectedness of all people and the possibility

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        Titus Groan; Gormenghast; Titus Alone - The Gormenghast Trilogy

      Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1946 Eyre and Spottiswoode. London. 1946/50/59. Hardcovers. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITIONS. Three volumes. 8vo. (8.7 x 5.6 inches). A superb set bound in rich red morocco. With raised band and gilt decoration. Marbled endpapers. Some light spotting to volume 1; volume 3 has the original page stains. Now housed in a matching custom-made slipcase. A superb set.

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        The Gormenghast Trilogy [Comprising 'Titus Groan/Gormenghast and Titus Alone'

      Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1946 Titus Groan A first edition, first printing published by Eyre and Spottiswoode in 1946. A very good book with some spotting to the top edge. In a very good (second issue dust wrapper) with some browning to the spine and some light chipping to the spine ends. Gormenghast A first edition, first printing published by Eyre and Spottiswoode in 1950. A near fine book in a very good unclipped wrapper with some light rubbing and wear to the edges and a little light loss to the head of the spine. Titus Alone A first edition, first printing published by Eyre and Spottiswoode in 1959. A near fine book in a near fine unclipped wrapper. Third in the Gormenghast trilogy. A nice set of the Gormenghast trilogy.

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        Noces de sang suivi de Yerma

      First edition of the French translation by Marcelle Auclair, one of 55 numbered copies on pur fil Lafuma, the only large paper copies.A very good copy. Gallimard Paris 1946 12x19cm broché

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        La dame aux camélias. Illustrations de Pallavicini

      8vo., original pink stiff card wrappers with glassine and slipcase. Spine sunned otherwise a very good copy. First edition thus, limited to 1060 copies, this letter "C" of 10 "ad personam" lettered copies. The limitation calls for these copies to have three original signed plates but this only has two with no sign of a third being excised. Inscribed "A ma tres chere Fleur de Federico 26 August 50." Fleur Cowles toured Europe after WW2 researching printing techniques for her projected new magazine Flair. "With delight, in Paris, Rome and Milan I studied the techniques and presses, sought out handmade papers, talked with designers. I returned enriched by their experience and genuine helpfulness. I found a brought with me Prince Pallavicini, a gifted artist-designer escapee from Hungary whom I found in Milan, and for whom I arranged a stateless person's passport."

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        Nueva Bibliografia Mexicana del Siglo XVI

      Mexico City: Editorial Polis, 1946. xxiv+549 page with 120 facsimile pages. Small folio (13" x 9 1/2") issued in wrappers. Originally written in English by Dr. Wagner, it was published only in Spanish. Translatred by Joaquin Garcia Pimentel and Federico Gomez de Orozco. Limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 285. First edition.This monumental work was ten years in preparation. It contains a description of the books printed in Mexico before 1601 and, in most cases, includes a reproduction of the title page, references to other bibliographies, census of copies in public and private hands, and prices and dates of sale. The author modestly calls this a supplement to the bibliographies of Joaquin Garcia Icazbalceta, José‚ Toribio Medina and Nicolas Leon. Actually it is the most complete and detailed work on printing in Mexico from 1539 to 1600 ever published.Condition:Edge wear to wrappers with some closed tears else a very good copy still unread.

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        Mr. Loyal présente? Animaux Boniments Cabrioles.

      Paris: Editions G.P., Imprimerie La Photolith, Septembre 1946 - Edition originale, album in-4; 32 pages illustrées en couleurs. Cartonnage illustré sur les deux plats d'images de Mr. Loyal sous forme d'un lapin déguisé, dos toilé rouge. Extrémités légèrement frottées, nom à l'encre d'un ancien propriétaire sur une garde. Très rare abécédaire illustré par Jean-François Calvo (1892-1958), dans son style inimitable. Calvo commença comme dessinateur au "Canard enchaîné", et fut sabotier et aubergiste avant de se consacrer entièrement au dessin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, THE (1946)

      MGM 1946 - Vintage original 41 x 27" (103 x 68 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Lana Turner, John Garfield, Leon Ames, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, dir: Tay Garnett; MGM. A classic poster of the film noir genre. An unhappily married woman and a drifter plan and carry out the murder of her husband. It is one of the best remembered, most atmospheric and sexually tense films (even within the restraints of the Production Code) of this period genre. It took twelve years to bring the notorious James M. Cain novel to the screen because of the code restrictions. The film and the presentation of this poster were not typical MGM fare of the period, but the studio proved themselves as adept at the noir genre as Warner Brothers. The film cemented Lana Turner's star status and critics accepted her as a serious actress. Author Cain felt she was the perfect choice for Cora. Beautiful example of this poster which has become hard to acquire. It is on linen with just minimal fold line touch-up. Outstanding. ABOUT FINE.

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        Dangling Man [Signed]

      London John Lehmann 1946 First Impression ("First published in England 1946"). Small, slim 8vo: 191,[1]pp. Publisher's finely woven sunflower cloth, spine stamped in brown, in the superb pictorial pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped). Signed by Bellow on front fly leaf. Fine, tight (probably unread) and bright in close to Fine jacket with touch of usual darkening to spine and back panels but front panel still vivid. Fine ¶ First book, a slim, quiet masterpiece, from the Nobel prizewinning author of Herzog, Augie March and Henderson the Rain King. Joseph, the novel's protagonist, "is a would-be writer and intellectual caught waiting for the Draft, who romantically believes that intellectual and spiritual enlightenment is to be attained by isolating himself within the confines of a room in a cheap Chicago boarding house while he studies the great writers of the Enlightenment. It also reflects the 1940s preoccupation of American intellectuals with French existentialism and themes of individual freedom, the meaning of moral responsibility, death, and social contract. . . . [In it is] much of Bellow's early life as a young newly-wed intellectual, immersed in literature of all kinds, poor and ambitious, isolated in his in-laws' Ravenswood apartment writing his first novel on a card table in the back room. It is also the lament of a young American artist who does not know how to join the mainstream of Chicagoan or American life without losing the spiritual value of his isolation. Critics hailed Dangling Man as an important novel written with style and genuine mastery." (Literary Encyclopedia) Yet another example of the value to be found in the graphically superior designs of most UK editions of American authors's works. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Le chemin de la mosquée

      First Edition, false entry of the third edition, punch press service. Precious autograph signed by the author to his friend Maurice Blanchot: "... to which I do not mean anything this book so full of pain, but I am sure, understand." Blanchot in 1933 was the main editor of newspapers founded by Paul Levy, "The Rampart" and "Listens to" the guidelines clearly patriotic, anti-democratic, anti-parliamentary, anti-capitalist and at the same time focusing on the denunciation of Nazism and anti-Jewish persecution. The friendship of two men with the help of Levinas political turnaround Blanchot gradually drift refuse Semitic and fascist radicalization that lurked. In 1940, he took "officially" the newspaper's management of Paul Lévy and November saves by warning of his imminent arrest. Paul Levy flees to Morocco. It was during this exile he wrote 'The path of the Mosque ", a novel inspired by his political commitment 20-30 years and wondered about their consequences. Painful Blanchot text can indeed" understand. "Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Grasset Paris 1946 12x19cm broché

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        Vocabulaire esthétique

      First edition, one of 50 numbered copies on vélin supérieur, tirage de tête.A handsome autograph inscription from Roger Caillois to Georges Hugnet : "... ce vocabulaire esthétique où je fais pénitence..."A good copy. Fontaine Paris 1946 12x19cm broché

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        Expanding Universe and the Origin of Elements

      Lancaster PA: American Institute of Physics, 1946. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of George Gamow's paper marking the beginning of the Big Bang Model. "The German physicist Carl Friedrich von Weizsacker had postulated in 1938 that most elements were formed in explosions similar to that taking place in Lemaitre's primeval atom, but he did not state clearly whether the birthplace was cosmological or stellar. The turning point came in 1946, when Gamow discussed quantitatively the role of nuclear processes in relativistic cosmologies. His brief 1946 paper on the expanding universe and the origin of elements marks the beginning of modern big bang theory" (Hetherington, Cosmology).Gamow, working with his graduate student Ralph Alpher, would spend the next two years developing his theory, culminating in the famous "Alpha-Beta-Gamma" paper (The Origin of Chemical Elements) of 1948.Particle Physics: One Hundred Years of Discoveries: "Gamow indication on the possibility to explain the observed chemical elements abundance-curve by assumption of unequilibrium process of elements formation during a limited interval of time. Birth of the Big Bang model."IN: The Physical Review, Vol. 70, Second Series, Numbers 7 and 8, October 1 and 15, 1946, pp. 572-3. Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Institute of Physics, 1946. Quarto, original wrappers neatly rebacked. Fine condition.Note: Custom cloth box available for $200. Fine.

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        Der Baumeister. Monatshefte für Baukultur und Praxis / Zeitschrift für Baukultur und Bautechnik. Jahrgänge 1933 - 1957 *** 28 Bände

      In diesem Umfang nur selten verfügbar: 28 Bände. Erschienen ab 1946 als "Der Baumeister. Zeitschrift für Baukultur und Bautechnik". Durchgängig reichhaltigst illustriert: Fotos, Skizzen, ausklappbare Tafeln, Farbabbildungen. Alle Bände in Leinen gebunden. 1933-1939 illustriertes grünes Leinen, ab 1946 rotes Bibliotheksleinen. Vorhandene Jahrgänge: 1933 - 1939 1942 - 1944 (Hefte 1-3, mehr wohl kriegsbedingt nicht mehr erschienen) 1946 - 1948 (1946 erster Nachkriegsjahrgang) 1950 - 1957 (meist in je zwei Halbjahresbänden) Die einzelnen Bände befinden sich ganz überwiegend in gutem bis sehr passablem Zustand (leichter Berieb, Einbände neigen mitunter zu Staub-oder Stockfleckigkeit, innen im Großen und Ganzen sehr schön. Die Kunstdruckseiten bis 1944 heften typischerweise gerne etwas aneinander, ohne zu kleben). Zwei Jahrgänge mit unschönem Einbandzustand: 1938 starke Feuchtigkeitsflecken, Rücken angeplatzt 1939 Feuchtigkeitsflecken. Siehe Bild)

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        Description d'un combat

      First edition of the French translation by Clara Malraux, one of 300 numbered copies on vellum paper after 50 only major Auvergne.Book illustrated with 16 original lithographs of which 8 Text-off Jean-Michel Atlan.Preface by Bernard Groethuysen.A small spot at the head of a contreplat, nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Maeght éditeur Paris 1946 24x30,5cm en feuilles sous chemise

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        Welcome Stranger (Original screenplay for the 1947 film)

      Paramount, Los Angeles 1946 - Draft script for the 1947 film. Bound presentation copy belonging to producer Sol C. Siegel, with his name in gilt on the front board. With 10 film still photographs tipped in throughout. The second pairing of Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald after the multiple Academy Award winning "Going My Way," with much the same plot. This time Crosby plays a young doctor (prone to singing, of course) hired to fill in for the town's regular, older doctor (Fitzgerald), who rubs the townsfolk the wrong way until an emergency surgery is needed. Based on a story by Frank Butler. Bound in green faux leather boards with gilt title and rule and marbled endpapers. Title page present, dated 3/9/1946, with credits for screenwriter Arthur Sheekman. 169 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 151. Mimeographed, with blue and pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 3/15/46 and 5/6/46. Fine overall, with the bottom margin of most photographs trimmed. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Churchill War Coalition Cabinet Presentation Medal.

      Cast and engraved bronze circular medal, 4 inches in diameter. A little oxidation otherwise a very good example preserved in remains of the original suede case (missing fold over flap) This medal was prepared at Churchill's personal instruction for presentation to senior members of the wartime coalition government and members of the armed forces following the end of the coaltion government in the General Elections of 1945. The medal was ordered in December 1945 and delivered in August 1946 for personal distribution by the former Prime Minister to some 133 individuals. Each recipient's name was engraved on the reverse, with the legend: "To ... from Winston Churchill". The obverse said "Salute the Great Coalition 1940-1945". This medal was presented to Robert Hudson. Robert Hudson (1886-1957) was Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries from 1940 to 1945. He came to the post with a reputation for hard work but his support for certain free trade practices was deemed harmful to England's farmers, and many wondered if Hudson was fit for the job. He proved more than able and was instrumental in ensuring that England didn't starve during the war. "With a determination, as Lord Winterton commented, 'to see that farmers and landowners alike used every acre of soil to help keep the nation from starvation' (Winterton, 272), Hudson and his junior minister, Tom Williams, undertook a massive organizational and publicity task. Through guaranteed prices and markets for most goods, and the development of a nationwide network of decentralized county and district committees involving local farmers themselves in the monitoring of land use, farming output was increased greatly. The acreage in England and Wales of wheat, for example, was by 1944 increased by 82 per cent, potatoes by 116 per cent, sugar beet by 24 per cent, and the total area under tillage by nearly 4.75 million acres (69 per cent)" (ODNB). Vita Sackville-West considered Hudson an ally, and in the opinion of many, he "'was by far the best of Ministers of Agriculture in either war' (Winterton, 272)" (ODNB). After the war, Hudson was made first viscount Hudson, retired from politics, and established a successful Friesian herd in Wiltshire. He died in Southern Rhodesia, where he had some farming interests Engstrom. The Medallic Portraits of Sir Winston Churchill No. 13

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        Voyages de Gulliver

      Edition illustrated with 30 etchings and 36 original woodcuts of Gus Bofa, one of 320 numbered copies on Holland paper.Our copy, as it is stated in the justification of the draw is full of his suite in black illustrations.A slightly cracked Length case, a bit of a slightly rubbed shirt.Nice copy. Editions du Nord Bruxelles 1946 22x29cm 2 volumes brochés sous chemises et étuis

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        U.S.A. Trilogy: The 42nd Parallel; Nineteen Nineteen; and The Big Money [3 Volumes]

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946. Signed Limited Edition. Very Good. Signed. 3 vols. Limited illustrated edition, first thus. One of 365 copies [of which 350 were for sale] signed by John Dos Passos and the illustrator Reginald Marsh. Fine, with a small strip of toning to cloth at spine ends. Top edges with exceptionally bright and fresh gilt, though one volume has a small, faint scuff. In Very Good un-printed dust jackets with title windows; spine panels a bit toned and lightly worn. In Very Good publisher's slip case, with rubbing and glue repairs to joints.

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        Collected Poems 1909-1935 (Signed)

      Faber & Faber 1946 - First edition, tenth impression (November 1946), signed and inscribed to the title page by T. S. Eliot, having crossed through his printed name: ‘Inscribed for Miss P. Cuss by T. S. Eliot/ 31.x.47’; signed copies of any editions including his early poems (Prufrock, The Waste Land) are scarce. About Near Fine: firm and square binding in clean blue cloth, sunned to the spine; gently pushed to the spine tips; bright gilt; publisher’s red topstain, a little faded; a small, solitary spot to the fore-edge of the page block; offsetting/browning and some light spotting to the endpapers, else internally bright, crisp and clean. The unclipped dustwrapper is Fair: chipped to the spine tips and (lightly) to the corners; a little toning to the spine; short tears and associated creasing; some archival tape reinforcement to the verso; presented in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Critical Essays.

      Secker and Warburg,, 1946. First Edition. London, Secker and Warburg, 1946. Octavo. 169, (1) pages. Hardcover / Original red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and cover with the original, unclipped dustjacket in protective Mylar. Very goodcondition with only minor signs of external wear. The red cloth unusually bright and clean. As often, some signs of foxing to the edge and endpapers. The rare jacket with some fraying and tears but overall in Good condition. This rare book includes the following essays by George Orwell: Charles Dickens / Boys ' Weeklies / Wells, Hitler and the World State / The Art of Donald McGill / Rudyard Kipling / W.B.Yeats / Benefit of Clergy: Some Notes on Salvador Dali / Arthur Koestler / Raffles and Miss Blandish / In Defence of P.G.Wodehouse /

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        The War Speeches: Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, and Secret Session Speeches...

      London: Cassel and Company Ltd. 1941-1946. COMPLETE FIRST EDITION seven-volume set of Churchill's War Speeches. "In the dark days and darker nights when England stood alone -- and most men save Englishmen despaired of England's life -- he mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." So spoke President John F. Kennedy of Winston Churchill as the United States declared the former prime minister an honorary american citizen in 1963.London: Cassel and Company Ltd., 1941-1946. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jackets. Books with mild foxing to edges (much less than is usual); dust jackets with slight discoloration and minimal edgewear, otherwise bright and clean copies. Into Battle with tape on inside of dust jacket running along top edge; The Unrelenting Struggle is neatly price clipped at bottom right corner of dust jacket; The Dawn of Liberation with light spotting along right side of front panel; Secret Session Speeches with trivial spotting on top left corner of front panel and on left side of back panel as well.Note: The first editions of the War Speeches were printed on cheap wartime paper, bound in coarse cloth, and with fragile dust jackets, making very good collectible copies such as these extremely difficult to find. Fine / Very Good....

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