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        Photographs of the Disposition of Ships in Bikini Test of Atom Bomb

      [Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1946. Collection of 23 gelatin silver images mounted on thick card. Images and mounts vary slightly in size, most images are approximately 4.5" x 3.5" on slightly larger cards. Each image is identified in the negative. Undated but certainly very nearly contemporary with the test. Near fine or better. The first image shows a map of the disposition of the ships for the Test, two show aerial views of the disposition, and the remaining 20 images are of the various ships that were used in the text; a few show more than one angle of the same ship. In July, 1946 the Navy gathered a group of obsolete American ships, as well as captured Japanese and German warships in order to test the atomic bomb against a fleet. This group of photographs was for the Able test held in July of 1946, the first of two tests. The Able Test was for an air dropped bomb; the Baker Test, launched against the remaining ships, was for an underwater based nuke. During the Test, the Japanese battleship Nagato, from which the Pearl Harbor attack had been directed was positioned near ground zero in order to guarantee being sunk, but the combination of the bomb missing the drop point and the battleship's stern-on orientation to the bomb protected her, and the symbolic sinking had to wait another three weeks until the Baker Test. The images here are exclusively of American ships that were used in the test. Nice documentation of the infamous Tests.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Degas et son oeuvre. Vol. 1-2 + vol. 4. (Vol. 3 is missing).

      Arts et Metiers Graphiques, Paris 1946, 1st ed. 4°, (33×25 cm.), vol. I. 284 pp. text and 72 plates, vol. II. 407 pp. incl. 716 illustrations, (vol. III, p. 407 is missing), vol. IV. plates and index, in slipcase, more than 1500 illustrations, plus photos Comprehensive Catalogue Raisonné - The standard work on Degas.Catalogue Raisonné.

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        The Beast is Dead - The World War of Animals (La Bête est morte)

      G. P. Editions Paris 1946 - Extremely rare first hardcover English translation of this 1946 classic of French comic history. Orginal French title: La Bête est morte. Quite possibly the first English translation of a French graphic novel ever. Oversized format 79 pages in colour. In Very Good condition. No writing or inscriptions, no tears nor plies, very fresh appearance. Tight original binding. Cloth red spine a little faded but completely intact. Top and bottom of spine have small closed tears. Front cover has some faint scratches. Top corners are straight with very minor wear. Bottom corners are slightly rubbed. Edges with minor shelf wear. This book has not been repaired or restaurated by any means. This 1946 edition was published in French, Dutch and English. The English version is by far the scarcest. Book is in Canada but option to mail from within the EU is available. Très rate EO de ce BD mythique en version Anglaise. Livre en très bel état. Sans écritutes, intérieur frais sans pliures ni déchirures, reliure encore bien solide. Dos papier rouge complement intact, avec la couleur légèrement fadée. Coins superieurs bien piquants, coins inférieurs très légèrement frottées. Livre sans aucune réparation ni restauration. Ce titre était publi en Francais, Néerlandais et Anglais a l’époque. La version Anglaise est d’une extrême rareté, plus que la version Néerlandaise. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE DOCTORAT IMPROMPTU.

      Editions Eryx, Paris, 1946 - ANDREA DE NERCIAT. Paul-Emile BECAT (illustrateur). LE DOCTORAT IMPROMPTU. Illustrations de Paul-Emile Bécat. Editions Eryx, Paris, 1946 1 volume in-4 (26,5 x 20,5 cm), en feuilles, de 101-(2) pages. 8 compositions hors-texte et 10 compositions in-texte mises en couleurs au pochoir. Couverture rempliée crème imprimée en rouge avec vignette. Emboîtage cartonné de l'éditeur (légèrement frotté). Livre à l'état proche du neuf. Avec suites (7 hors-texte + 8 hors-texte refusés x 2). (voir le détail ci-dessous). Tirage à 695 exemplaires plus 50 exemplaires hors-commerce. Celui-ci, 1 des 50 exemplaires hors-commerce imprimé sur vélin de Renage et accompagné d'une suite des 8 compositions refusées (en double, soit 16 gravures) et des 7/8 des compostions hors-texte standard. Le tout en coloris au pochoir. 2 gravures présentent de légères traces de plis visibles seulement au verso. "Ce conte érotique tient en deux missives envoyées par Erosie à son amie restée au couvent : l’héroïne y raconte comment, au lieu de son futur époux, elle trouve dans l’auberge où ce dernier devait l’attendre un petit vicomte qui la guérit de sa haine des hommes, et quels obstacles à sa découverte du plaisir va dresser un abbé jaloux devenu maître chanteur. Le Doctorat impromptu est une leçon de sagesse amoureuse qui, dans le même mouvement, devient une invitation à l’appliquer – autrement dit c’est un livre de philosophie où le gai savoir de l’amour se réalise dans la simple description du plaisir de le faire. Andréa de Nerciat, auteur du Diable au corps, de Felicia ou Mes fredaines, est né à Dijon en 1739 et mort en 1801. Après de solides études, des voyages en Allemagne et en Italie, il se consacre assez tôt à une vie aventureuse faite de vagabondages littéraires – on lui prête aussi une carrière d’espion – et à son oeuvre personnelle." (Présentation de l'édition moderne Babel éditeurs, 2008). Jolie édition "officiellement vendue" (qui n'est donc pas une édition clandestine) et délicatement illustrée par Paul-Emile Bécat. A noter que dans la suite des 8 compositions refusées le caractère très libre ne s'affirme que pour un seul dessin (voir photo ci-dessous). Bel exemplaire du tirage hors-commerce avec suites des hors-texte en double (moins une gravure). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        United States of America vs. Hiroshi Tamura.

      1946 - 8 vols. 5 original tipped-in photographs and several mimeographed tables. Complete English text. In-4to.Navy blue paper-board (spine of vol 6 damaged), title piece stamped on the front page, light browning throughout due to poor paper quality, but overall in very good condition. Unpaginated, but ca. 10,000pp. Tokyo, International Military Tribunal Far East, The International Military Tribunal for the Far East, abbreviated as TMIEO was created on January 19, 1946 to prosecute major Japanese war criminals of the Second World War.Tamura Hiroshi was Head of the Prisoner of War Information Bureau. He was considered an A-class war criminal and was sentenced to 8 years in prison in February 23rd, 1949. The trial was conducted under the direction of the Supreme Command of the Allied Powers (SCAP).In order to show the international dimension of trial, an Australian officer was appointed president of the proceedings. The charge against Tamura was willful disregard of duties in contravention to the Geneva Conventions, in particular his refusal to allow members of the Red Cross access to POW camps. His defence argued that Tamurawas entirely dependent on the orders from above. This extremely detailed archive of examination of evidence and counter-evidence shows the remarkable will of the Allied Forces to be seen to be following the letter of the law to the highest possible standard.

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        History of Western Philosophy

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd,, 1946. and its connection with political and social circumstances from the earliest times to the present day. Octavo. Original grey cloth, spine lettered in yellow on a brown background. With the dust jacket. A little bit of foxing to text block, otherwise an excellent copy in the jacket, spine ends lightly creased. First UK edition, first impression. Russell's compendious account of the history of philosophy, from the Orphism of Ancient Greece to the Logical Positivism of the author's present day, was a triumph of his populist craft and is perhaps his most famous book. Written during the Second World War, Russell's project was in part conceived to explain to his audience the exact nature of the "civilisation" for which they were fighting. Appropriately, the dust jackets were printed on the backs of surplus Second World War maps, this one showing a part of Germany. Simon & Schuster published the first US edition in the preceding year.

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        Hearings Before the Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack.

      GPO, 1946. - 39 volumes & Final Report. 40 volumes total. Parts 21, 25, 31 & 38 contain many folding exhibits. Wraps. Very Good Set [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Three Railway Engines.

      Edmund Ward. Leicester 1946 - The first book in the "Railway Series" by Rev. Awdry was this title. This is probably the second or third printing. The dust wrapper is present but price clipped, the boards are original green cloth gilt. The only title mentioned in the advert at rear of volume is "Thomas the Tank Engine" which was published in 1946. Slight rubbing to head and tail of spine, small area of rubbing along bottom edge near lower corner. Wrapper sl. soiled, endpapers browned, page 58 has small crease otherwise both wrapper and pages are remarkably crisp, clean and bright. VG+/VG+. A very attractive, early and scarce copy of Rev. Awdry's first book. The book is dated using the use of the term "fat director" which is present on pages 40, 42, 52, 54, 56 and 60. In the 1947 editon and after he was renamed famously "The Fat Controller". He first appears on page 40 as "a fat director" but in later pages he becomes "the fat director". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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        L.A.S. [à Maurice COINDREAU, professeur à Princeton, traducteur de Faulkner].

      - Vers 1946. 1 page in-4, 9 lignes à la plume sur papier quadrillé. Lettre autographe signée de Simone de Beauvoir à Maurice-Edgar Coindreau. "Je me rappelle toujours avec le plus vif plaisir mon séjour à Princeton, j'aimerais infiniment y revenir. Je crains que pour mille raisons ce ne soit possible avant longtemps. Mais si jamais vous venez à Paris je serais très heureuse de pouvoir avoir un moment avec vous.". Simone de Beauvoir avait rencontré Maurice-Edgar Coindreau à Princeton en avril 1947, lors de sa tournée de conférences aux Etats-Unis, rencontre dont elle rendit compte dans une lettre à Sartre (‘Lettres à Sartre’, II, 1940-1963, Paris, Gallimard, 1990, p. 352). Traducteur, professeur à Princeton pendant plus de trente années, Cointreau joua un rôle décisif dans l'introduction de la littérature américaine moderne en France. Sartre déclarait en 1948: "La littérature américaine, c'est la littérature Coindreau". La lettre est très bien conservée, le papier intact. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
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        The Dream Keeper and other poems

      New York : Knopf 1946 - 77pp. Very good condition. 1 pea size spot on front board. Very good condition dust jackets with just a touch of edge wear. Inscribed by author - To Jessie Grigg, Sincerely, Langston Hughs. Greensboro, Feb. 11, 1947. Not price clipped ($3.00) Book is as described - all defects and marks are noted. A very nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Blake]
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        ZOLLHAUS RIEHEN BEI BASEL

      - Oel auf Leinwand 100 x 64,5 cm, gerahmt, unten links signiert und datiert 1946, kleine Farbverluste Das Zollhaus an der Wiese. Wahrscheinlich Blick aus Flaigs Atelier [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The House on the Borderland and other novels.

      Sauk City: Arkham House,, 1946. Octavo. Original black cloth, title and decoration to spine in gilt. With the dust jacket designed by Hannes Bok. Edges of text block lightly toned. Otherwise, a near fine copy. First collected edition, first printing. The volume comprises four of Hodgson's novels, none of which had previously been published in the US in book form: "The House on the Borderland", "The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig'", "The Ghost Pirates", and "The Night Land".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A History of Freemasonry Among Negroes in America

      N.P.: United Supreme Council, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prince Hall Affiliation, 1946. First edition, first printing, 1946. Signed by Melvin J. Key, Grand Master (L-19) of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge in Washington, DC; as well as Leslie Duncan, G.M., Winfield S. Taylor, G. Secretary, J. Elmer Dixon, Gr. Lecturer, and Joshua W. Bullock, Past Grand Master, all on the front free endpaper. Key's signature is followed by his address in Washington, DC. Key was reponsible during his tenure for regaining ownership of the Grand Temple which had been lost to the Lodge in 1934. Brown cloth printed in gilt, no dustjacket, likely as issued. Light edgewear and some very subtle spotting to the lower corner of the front cover, good hinges, sound text block, slightly age-yellowed but clean pages, no other names or markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Titus Groan. FIRST EDITION IN VERY SCARCE FIRST ISSUE DW.

      1946 - Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1946. First edition, first issue in VERY SCARCE first issue wrapper that has original price of 15s Net to front flap of wrapper with no mention of second impression and there are no reviews to the rear flap of the wrapper. Small neat ownership signature and date to front free endpaper. Pages browned otherwise contents very clean and sound. Head of spine sl. crumpled, tail of spine slightly faded. Wrapper lacks portion that includes the "TITU" of Titus Groan at head of spine and is slightly chipped at tail and corners. Spine and rear panel partially sunned with a small brown stain to rear panel. A generally good and clean copy of a very scarce item. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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        Sämtliche Werke.

      W. Kohlhammer 1946-1985., Stuttgart - Grosse Stuttgarter Ausgabe (Stuttgarter Hölderlin-Ausgabe) im Auftrag des Kultutsministeriums Baden-Württemberg herausgageben von Friedrich Beissner. 8 in 15 Bände. Mit Faksimiles. Original-Leinenbände mit schwarzen Rückenschildern und Vergoldung. Die Deckel teils etwas fleckig. Die Rücken unterschiedlich verfärbt. Sehr guter Gesamtzustand. 1.1. Gedichte bis 1800. Text. 1.2. Gedichte bis 1800. Lesarten und Erläuterungen. 2.1. Gedichte nach 1800. Text. 2.2. Gedichte nach 1800. Lesarten und Erläuterungen. 3. Hyperion. 4.1. Der Tod des Empedokles. Aufsätze. Text und Erläuterungen. 4.2. Der Tod des Empedokles. Aufsätze. Überlieferung und Lesarten. 5. Übersetzungen. 6.1. Briefe. Text. 6.2. Briefe. Lesarten und Erläuterungen. 7.1. Briefe an Hlderlin. Dokumente 1770-1793. 7.2. Dokumente 1794-1822. 7.3. Dokumente 1822-1846. 7.4. Dokumente, Rezensionen, Würdigungen 1791-1847. 8. Nachträge. Register. Hrsg. von Adolf Beck und Ute Oelmann. Die Bände 1.1. und 1.2 in zweiter Auflage. Hagen, Handbuch der Editionen S. 295-296. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schaper]
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        The Complete Poems and Stories of Edgar Allan Poe.

      New York, NY: Alfred A Knopf, 1946.. FIRST BORZOI EDITION. Two volumes. Octavo, pp.x, 542; x, 1087. Illustrated with suitably arresting colour plates by McKnight Kauffer. Bound in recent half blue calf, the original cloth boards laid down, with raised bands, gilt compartments, twin red labels, gilt titles and decoration to spine. Housed in a custom-made slipcase, bound in blue cloth. A fine example, inside and out. A handsome set of the works of the extraordinary Gothic savant. When considering his traumatic and brief life story, it is easy to see how his sensibility for the darker side of human nature arose - but this still fails to explain the sheer fecundity of his imagination, or the brilliance of his writing.

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        AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI.

      New York: Philosophical Library, 1946. 498 pages. Very good condition in good dust jacket; Jacket is fairly worn with a few small pieces missing at the spine ends.

      [Bookseller: By The Way Books]
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        La main coupée

      - Denoël, Paris 1946, 12x18,5cm, relié sous étui. - Prima edizione, una delle 45 copie numerate sul filo pura Lafuma, edizione deluxe. Legatura in Marocco bordeaux, della colonna vertebrale liscia, oro guardie data coda e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, la testa dorata, le coperture e le parti posteriori conservati, cassa rivestita con bordeaux Marocco, all'interno feltro rosso, piatti di carta nella vasca, legatoria firmato Bichon. esempio raro e bellissimo piacevolmente stabilito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 45 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil Lafuma, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein maroquin bordeaux, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, étui bordé de maroquin bordeaux, intérieur de feutrine rouge, plats de papier à la cuve, reliure signée de Bichon.  Rare et bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        The House on the Borderland and other novels.

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1946 - Octavo. Original black cloth, title and decoration to spine in gilt. With the dust jacket designed by Hannes Bok. Edges of text block lightly toned. Otherwise, a near fine copy. First collected edition, first printing. The volume comprises four of Hodgson's novels, none of which had previously been published in the US in book form: "The House on the Borderland", "The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig'", "The Ghost Pirates", and "The Night Land". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Più che la bomba atomica! - Il crollo della Civiltà Contemporanea Scambio ormonico tra i sessi, perfezionamento organico ed immunità naturale verso le malattie. Errori e tare del vecchio mondo. Nuove dottrine (biologiche, morali, politiche economiche ecc.) per la creazione dell'uomo felice e di una novella civiltà

      Tipi La Fornitrice Partenopea - Napoli, NAPOLI 1946 - ITALIANO Volume degli anni '40 in stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, margini dei piatti e tagli bruniti, questi ultimi con barbe, punta superiore del piatto anteriore piegata, macchie, dorso consumato, pagine in buono stato, una con becca. Proprietà letteraria dell'Autore.

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        Dark Hero

      London: Collins,, 1946. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine gilt, monogram decoration to front board gilt. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece. Spine gently rolled and faded at tips, gilt to spine dulled, a few discoloured spots to spine and rear board. An excellent copy in a jacket with a toned spine panel and a few tiny nicks. Signed limited edition. Number 48 of 250 copies signed by the author. Collins produced the limited edition to commemorate the author's twenty-fifth novel to be published by the firm over a period of ten years. Dark Hero is the fifth novel from Cheyney's Dark series, it was subsequently published in the US under the title The Case of the Dark Hero.

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        Photo Album]: Hot Shot Swing Band

      - Oblong small quarto. String-tied Japanese-style lacquer-illustrated boards. 38 mounted photographs, black and white, various sizes (between 3.25" x 4.25" and 7" x 5"); laid in are an additional 17 black and white snapshots (mostly 3.74" x 2.25"). Boards detached but present, overall very good, internally near fine. Pictures in the album feature the Hot Shot Swing Band, a jazz band made up of mostly African-American Air Force servicemen, presumably in Japan during the occupation in the late 1940s (two of the service men we could identify both enlisted in 1946). A clipping tipped-in shows the probable owner and compiler of the album, saxophone player, Private Donald L. Turner. The band (piano, sax, bass, drums) shares top billing in the album with Japanese exotic dancers, several featuring full frontal nudity (most of the laid in pictures depict the dancers nude; the images of dancers that are mounted in the album are mostly just scantily clad). An interesting vernacular album of a young African-American serviceman playing jazz in Japan.

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        Archive]: British Liberation Army Electrician

      England, Belgium 1946 - An archive of 110 photographs, six diaries, two business cards, a fuel ration book, and a page of notes all housed in a small leather makeup case kept by a soldier electrician's wife during World War II. All items very good with curled edges on the photographs and some small tears and age toning.An archive of ephemera kept by an electrician, Arthur Charles Payne, serving with the British Liberation Army between 1943 and 1946. All the items were kept by his wife, "Kay (Kathleen)," after being sent the diaries and photos once they were completed and kept in a leather makeup case. The diaries begin in 1943 and are small daily "note-a-day" style books discussing the day to day of Payne's life in the army. Some of the diaries are dedicated to his wife and all of them request they be returned to his wife if found. Payne began his training at Bovington Camp in January of 1943 learning to repair tanks. The camp was used beginning in 1937 as a training facility for driving and maintenance. These entries discuss his early training as well as leaves taken, phone calls with Kay, and his daily life at the camp. A typical entry reads, "Practical test this morning. Disposal lecture 49.4%. 3rd class electrics recommended 2nd. Packing for my departure." An entry from March 1943 simply reads, "making arrangements for wedding" when he married Kay in London and they took a short honeymoon before he returned to his duties. The second diary continues into 1944 with similar entries discussing crashed planes, trips to the "pictures," and his work. A charming entry on September 5th reads, "Kathleen's birthday, my darling wife. Wherever I may be on this day I shall be thinking of her, loving her more and more -- happy birthday. Many happy returns of the day my pet -- I love you dearly." He was assigned to overseas duty in mid-1944 and the diary ends then with a note reading, "handing this diary over to my wife for safe keeping. If anything should happen to me all I have is her. I hope nothing will. I love her dearly, she is so sweet. May I come back for her sake. Love her, she does work too hard though. God bless her."A diary stamped "Agenda 1944" is hand titled "Souvenir of Watteren, Belgium British Liberation Army June 22nd 1944 to ---- West Yorkshire Regt 269 Forward Special Delivery Squadron." He begins, "our first sighting of France, smoldering buildings, some explosions from the shore, huge masses of ships on either side down the coast a little way battleships, bombarding shore batteries." Later he writes, "saw our first Jerry plane, heavy ack ack." Later he writes, "a dog fight overhead & ack ack fire, Jerry got away." Many of the entries discuss crashes, overhead dogfights, and the ever present ack ack fire. When he wasn't busy with the war he used his leisure time to go to the movies, write home, and play cards with other soldiers. Payne was in Belgium for the liberation and stayed through the rest of year and into 1945. Once the war was over Payne participated in the British Army of the Rhine which was involved in operations in occupied Germany. Most of the photographs featured here are from his time in Germany after the war which show uniformed men with Army equipment, refugees, and captured enemy equipment. Almost every photo is captioned in detail on the verso. Also included is a photograph of Kay encase in plastic with a dried four leaf clover, a lucky charm used by Payne during his tour of duty.An interesting collection of diaries and photographs detailing a British soldier's time during World War II.

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

      Works Publishing Inc., Grand Central Annex, New York City 1946 - Stated Tenth Printing, August, 1946. Dk. blue full cloth boards, crisp embossed cover titles and gilt spine titles, moderate shelf, corner wear. Pages very good, clean; vintage address inside cover. Bind solid, square; hinges intact. Original tenth printing wrapper fully intact w/some spine chip, edge wear; protected in new clear sleeve. Classic red and yellow striped jacket design w/tenth printing stated on spine and front flap. Very attractive. Rare sharp example in near very good original dj. In 1938, after about 100 alcoholics in Akron and New York had become sober, the fellowship decided to promote its program of recovery through the publication of a book, for which Bill Wilson (Bill W.) was chosen as primary author. The book was given the title Alcoholics Anonymous and included the list of suggested activities for spiritual growth known as the Twelve Steps. The movement itself took on the name of the book. The Big Book has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. First published in 1939, Alcoholics Anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the dis-ease. 5 7/8" x 8 5/8" design. By the Cornwall Press, Inc., Cornwall, N.Y. Printed in the United States of America. 400 pages. Insured post. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Fleur Au Fusil

      Paris: Pierre Tremois, 1946. Hardcover. Text and extra suite of plates, fine in reinforced board chemise with leather spine label, wear at front cover joint. and housed in very good slipcase. Falke, Pierre. 171 pages. 28 x 21 cm, Limited edition, One of 16 on Japan Imperial with an extra suite of 16 pochoir plates bound separately (total edition of 736). Plus one "Dessin Original," signed by Galtier-Boissiere & Falke laid-in with the suite of extra plates. Pochoir chapter heads and endings by Pierre Falke. Mostly unopened, very fresh copy, with intact original glassine wrappers.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. ]
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        North & South.

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine and front board lettered in silver. With the dust jacket. Ends and corners a little rubbed, an excellent copy with the jacket rubbed at the extremities, small crease and closed tear to lower edge of front panel, small section of tape residue inside spine panel with some abrasion but not showing externally. Title page printed in blue and black. First edition, first printing of the author's first book, of which 1,000 copies only were published. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        LES CHANSONS SECRÈTES DE BILITIS nouvellement traduites sur le manuscrit de la Justinienne, suivie de LES FILLES DE LOTH, LA FEMME A BARBE de Guy de Maupassant, L'ETUDIANT ET LA GRISETTE, pièce en un acte de Henry Monnier, LE COMPENDIUM ÉROTIQUE, LA BALLADE MYTHOLOGIQUE. 12 illustrations en hors texte et culs-de-lampe de JEAN JOUY.

      Aux dépens d'un amateur et des souscripteurs, s.d. (1946) - LES CHANSONS SECRÈTES DE BILITIS nouvellement traduites sur le manuscrit de la Justinienne, suivie de LES FILLES DE LOTH, LA FEMME A BARBE de Guy de Maupassant, L'ETUDIANT ET LA GRISETTE, pièce en un acte de Henry Monnier, LE COMPENDIUM ÉROTIQUE, LA BALLADE MYTHOLOGIQUE. 12 illustrations en hors texte et culs-de-lampe de JEAN JOUY. Aux dépens d'un amateur et des souscripteurs, s.d. (1946) 1 volume grand in-8 (25 x 16 cm), 108-(1) pages, 12 illustrations en couleurs au pochoir hors texte et nombreux culs-de-lampes et ornement érotiques imprimés en rose. En feuilles sous couverture de papier vergé noir (refaite) avec vignette érotique imprimée en noir sur fond rose contrecollée (vignette de la couverture d'origine). Parfait état. Le texte est imprimé sur papier Ingres couleur chair tandis que les hors-texte sont imprimés sur papier chiffon blanc. TIRAGE A 275 EXEMPLAIRES SEULEMENT. CELUI-CI, UN DES 196 EXEMPLAIRES SUR INGRES COULEUR CHAIR. (Avec 5 ex. sur vélin pur chiffon avec suite couleurs et noir, aquarelle, 15 ex. vélin de Rives et 59 ex. sur vélin pur chiffon. Tous les ex. sont hors commerce et exclusivement réservés aux souscripteurs.) Comme le souligne Dutel, ces Chansons secrètes de Bilitis ne sont pas de Pierre Loüys. Les autres textes sont connus et ont été publiés au cours du XIXe siècle. Un ami libraire me dit que les illustrations pourraient être de Jean Droit . why not ? Référence : Dutel, Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en français entre 1920 et 1970, n°1195 ; Pia, Les Livres de l'Enfer, 221. BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE CE CURIOSA PEU COMMUN ET JOLIMENT ILLUSTRÉ. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La dernière lanterne, collection complète

      First edition of this periodical, mostly directed by Antoine Blondin with Pierre Boutang, Julien Guernec...Rare complete collection. Chez tous les vrais libraires s.l. (Paris) 1946 12x15,5cm 7 N° agrafés en 6 fascicules

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        Pietà contro pietà

      MILANO: BOMPIANI, 1946. IED. Brossurato. BUONO. 12 20,5. USATO

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        The Iceman Cometh

      New York: Random House 1946 - 8vo., blue cloth lettered in gilt; dust jacket, soiled with several inconsequential chips. First edition. (Atkinson A 35-I-1.a.) A presentation copy, inscribed: "To Justine Gallant -- with the deepest appreciation for her kindness and sympathy and infinite tact during my long illness. God bless you! Eugene O'Neill, April 1948," on the front endpaper. On the second front endpaper, Jason Robards, Jr., the legendary actor, penned: "Jason Robards, `The Iceman Cometh,' Circle in the Square, 1956." Below Robards's inscription, the actor E. G. Marshall added, "To J. Gallant, with pleasure E. G. Marshall." ------ For the last ten years of his life, O'Neill suffered from multiple health problems, notably depression, alcoholism, and a severe Parkinsons-like tremor in his hands. He would labor to write, his penmanship sometimes rather shaky, as was the case with this intimate inscription to Justine Gallant. Like O'Neill's other close friend, the restaurateur Barney Gallant, Justine was an ardent admirer, who cared deeply for the playwright's wellbeing. Gallant thought the world of E. G. Marshall and Jason Robards for helping to ensure O'Neill's legacy. ------ "The Iceman Cometh" premiered on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre on October 9, 1946, directed by Eddie Dowling. E. G. Marshall played Willie Oban, a Harvard Law School alumnus. Marshall had struck up a friendship with the playwright, claiming after their first meeting that he "had known O'Neill a thousand years." Marshall and other established actors, including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, would become original members of the Actors Studio. Perhaps Marshall's best known performance was in Sidney Lumet's 1957 courtroom drama "12 Angry Men." ------ An Off-Broadway production of "The Iceman Cometh," staged after O'Neill's death in 1956, featured Jason Robards as Hickey, the iconic philosophical salesman. Directed by José Quintero, the production, an unqualified success, established the play as a great modern tragedy. Robards revisited "The Iceman Cometh," starring in the acclaimed 1960 television film production, which earned him an Obie Award. He would portray Hickey in another Broadway revival also staged by Quintero in 1985. A powerful presentation copy with a distinguished provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Aaron Bohrod's America Its History.

      1946. 1946 - Color pictographic / pictorial map, 22 x 33 inches, linen backed with wooden dowels at upper and lower edge (contemporary with its publication date). Light wear to edges and a little soft creasing from being rolled; a stain on the linen backing does not affect the image. Overall very good condition. Plate 21 in Stephen Hornsby's "Picturing America"; Hornsby writes of it "Bohrod's sweeping and popular depiction of American history owes much to the murals he and other artists designed for the Treasury Department's Section of Fine Arts during the 1930s. John Brown's Slave Raids in Kansas set against a glowing sun create a powerful central image for the map."

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        Atlas Administrative Subdivision of Japan. Washington, D.C., U.S. G.P.O.

      1946 - First Edition. Elephant folio, 47 maps, stiff card covers [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED

      Saginaw MI, 1946. Original handwritten three page letter by Roethke on his mother's printed letterhead. The letter is dated March 23, 1946, and addressed "Dear Hugh" in Roethke's signature green fountain pen ink. The text of the letter is personal and friendly, mentioning Roethke's favorite sport of tennis, "black market" tennis balls, Bennington College, "private questions about what goes on in Old Main, but they will keep . . . " (assuming reference to the Old Main building at Penn State where Roethke taught from 1936-1943). The printed letterhead reads "Mrs. Otto Theodore Roethke / 1805 Gratiot Avenue / Saginaw, Michigan" in black ink. Letters from Roethke are now quite uncommon and scarce in the market. Folded twice for mailing, else fine.

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        THE OUTSIDER (THE STRANGER)

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1946. First UK Edition. First Impression. Octavo (19cm); gray-green textured cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on the spine; [ii],104pp. Base of spine gently nudged, sunning to cloth at crown, with some faint, scattered foxing to endpapers and text edges; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 6s. net), spine gently sunned, with a few short tears, some scattered foxing and dustiness, and shallow nicks to spine ends and corner tips; Very Good+. Camus's first novel, and the first to be published in English, preceding the American edition published by Knopf, and with an introduction by Cyril Connolly not present in the American edition. Since it was first published by Gallimard as L'Etranger in 1942, Camus's first-person narrative of solitude and disaffection has become a classic of existential literature, and the basis for the 1967 Luchino Visconti film starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anna Karina. Connolly 100.

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        [Photo Album]: World War II Antiaircraft Battalion

      Camp Davis, North Carolina; Europe, 1946. Fair. Small oblong quarto measuring 6" x 10". String-tied stiff black paper. Contains 237 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 1.5" and 5" x 7" with some captions as well as some newspaper clippings and postcards. Front board lacking, page wear, fair only with chips, tears, and loose pages, with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by an unidentified soldier with the 115th and 134th Antiaircraft Battalions, often referred to as AAA, during World War II. The album begins with basic training in 1943 showing photographs of the other recruits in Camp Davis posing around the barracks in uniform, many holding guns and smiling at the camera. Once basic had finished they went on to Fort Bragg, North Carolina for antiaircraft gun training. Men are seen posing on motorcycles and at attention around the barracks. There is a section of photos that show men working in a sandbag trench with large antiaircraft guns as well as tanks. A few photos show planes and aerial views. 1943 saw the United States move to form a "number of high-tech mobile antiaircraft artillery" in response to the Luftwaffe's continued aerial assault throughout Europe. The new units, such as the one seen throughout this album, now combined large 90mm guns along with radar and electronic fire control computers for a more effective offensive.During the last year of the war the battalion was sent to Europe. They spent time in Belgium and Germany, which included the cities of Aachen, Stoblburg, Kassel, Gotha, Bonn, Wetzlar, Heilbronn, Magdenburg, and Laudenbach. These photos show the ruins of cities and men posing around foreign barracks. One photo shows a young man with his hair pulled up like devil horns, another shows a soldier holding the hand of a young child, possibly a refugee, and another shows an Army jeep parked next to a newly dug grave. One page of photos shows a man standing in the ruins of Helsa, Germany, a hamlet near Kassel. The group made their way to Nice, France where they stayed at the U.S.R.R.A., "United States Riviera Rest Area." The rest stations had been set up along the "war-deadened French Riviera" using the luxury hotels that had been abandoned due to hostilities to host "war weary soldiers." The U.S.R.R.A. was often referred to as "heaven" by the various G.I.s and was pronounced "the best thing the U.S. Army ever did." These pictures show the men with young women along the French coast with photos of beaches and palm trees. It also includes a cocktail menu from one of the Army sanctioned lounges simply named "Riveria." The end of the war was marked with an "Organization Day," the program for which is tipped into this album. Held in Wetzlar, Germany on June 11, 1945 it celebrated the 134th AAA Gun Battalion's efforts during the war. The program lists units, actions, and commendations. Also includes is a copy of the commendation sent out by General Timberlake which praised the "performance of duty in the Ardennes, Rhine, and Central German Campaigns."Following a page break, the final pages show a strange collection of German snapshots, which included uniformed German soldiers, most likely collected in various sites around Germany. There are several anti-German articles and poems most likely from the Stars and Stripes publication, as well as numerous postage stamps with Hitler on them. A group of which are used to make a "V" shape, most likely as a sign of "victory." One article reads, "All Germans Guilty," and under a photo of a young German boy it says, "he must be shown."An interesting collection of late World War II photography and articles from a unit that saw considerable action in France and Germany.

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        Hong Kong South Sheet Hong Kong North Sheet G S G S 3961

      Third edition (Grid correction).. Reprinted from HIND 1015 Mar 1946 edition by War Office.1949.. 2 large folded colour maps of the Hong Kong and surrounding region. Scale 1:80,000. South Sheet 75 x 101, folded 50.5 x 37.5cm. North Sheet 76 x 104.5, folded 38.1 x 52cm. Both maps in very good condition. These large detailed maps show a very different Hong Kong and the New Territories from that of today. Most of the area of the map shows a rural world with only Chung Wan or Victoria and a relatively small section of Kowloon urbanised. The key further emphasises this indicating villages, hamlets & buildings; roads, jeepable tracks; animal tracks, footpaths etc. .

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        Rede uitgesproken door den minister-president zijn excellentie Professor Ir W. Schmerhorn voor den zender Herrijzend Nederland op oudejaarsvond 1945 [Text Niederländisch].

      Haarlem. Enschede (Januar 1946). 15 S. Orig.-Pappband mit Deckelvergoldung,Gr.-8°.(Einband etwas bestossen und vergilbt, Kapitale mit kl. Fehlstellen, innen sauber). Erste Ausgabe. Zur Situation nach Kriegsende. Auf gutem Papier gedruckt.in niederländischer Sprache Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Geographie, Europa, Niederlande, Geschichte, Deutschland, Deutschland 20,Jahrhundert, Deutschland Zweiter Weltkrieg, Fremdsprachen, Sonstige

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        Hiroshima.

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1946 - First edition of Hersey's classic work, which has sold over three million copies. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Debbie Keller John Hersey. Bookplate, near fine in a very good dust jacket with light wear. Jacket design by Warren Chappell. Uncommon signed and inscribed. Hiroshima is a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Hersey. It tells the stories of six survivors of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, covering a period of time immediately prior to and one year after the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945. "The quietest and the best of all the stories that have been written about the most spectacular explosion in the time of man" (New York Times Book Review). "John Hersey once described himself as a novelist of contemporary history In 1946 he visited Hiroshima, interviewed survivors of the first atomic bomb attack, and published the New Yorker article which changed him profoundly. In Hiroshima Hersey drew from the victims themselves the understanding of history that had eluded him as a war correspondent. The six Hiroshima residents told him how they had lived before the bomb struck, why they were not killed, and precisely how illness, exhaustion, and personal sorrow had qualified their survival" (Contemporary Novelists, 634). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Oil in Japan's War: Report of the Oil and Chemical Division & Chemicals in Japan's War: Appendix to the Report of the Oil and Chemical Division (2 volumes)

      United States Strategic Bombing Survey, Washington, D.C. 1946 - Two hardcover volumes, each in black pebbly boards with dulled gilt lettering. Spiral comb binding inside. 4to. First printings. Light wear to edges of boards and bump at head of spine of second volume. Interior pages of both books are in fresh, fine condition, bright and unmarred in any way. Charts, graphs, and photos throughout. 133 pp. and 251 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES. TOME VII, I° PARTIE LA REPUBLIQUE LIVRES IV-VII

      LES BELLES LETTRES, Paris 1946 - COLLECTION DES UNIVERSITES DE FRANCE INTERLINGUE A cura di E.Chambry, in francese e greco, pagine ingiallite ai bordi, ancora intonse e con minima traccia di umidità, brossura editoriale morbida, marrone con titoli neri, ingiallita al dorso e con usura ai bordi

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        AJAX. ANTIGONE. OEDIPE-ROI. ELECTRE TOME I

      LES BELLES LETTRES, Paris 1946 - COLLECTION DES UNIVERSITES DE FRANCE INTERLINGUE A cura di Paul Masqueray, in francese e greco, 250 doppie pagine quindi effettive 500, pagine che sono ancora intonse e brunite da fattore tempo e qualità della carta, brossura editoriale morbida, con usura ai bordi e strappetti agli angoli, tracce di umidità strappi e mancanze al dorso

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        L'oeil écoute

      - Gallimard, Paris 1946, 19x24cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 13 copie numerate su pergamena Olanda, capo del pareggio. L'invio autografo firmato e datato da Paul Claudel signor EP Hermitte. Iconografia. guardie leggermente ombreggiati, piccoli morsi, altrimenti bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 13 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Hollande, tirage de tête. Envoi autographe daté et signé de Paul Claudel Monsieur E.P. Hermitte. Iconographie. Gardes légèrement ombrées, infimes piqûres, sinon agréable exemplaire.  

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        BUILD MY GALLOWS HIGH.

      New York: William Morrow & Company, 1946., 1946. First edition. First edition. 8vo. Fine in fine price-clipped dust jacket lightly sunned on the spine, with some minor professional restoration at the extremities. 1001 Midnights p. 377 says, "This is a taut, hard-edged thriller, powerfully told in a clipped style reminiscent of Hemingway's, with superb characterization and a hammer-blow climax. The story of a man named Red Bailey who is haunted and ultimately destroyed by events of his past. Anyone who has seen and admired OUT OF THE PAST will find BUILD MY GALLOWS HIGH every bit as memorable."

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