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      - 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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat A. Thomi]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie L'amour qui bouquine]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Pietà contro pietà

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

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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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]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Far Eastern Booksellers / Kyokuto Shoten]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA) ]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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 niederländischer Sprache Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Geographie, Europa, Niederlande, Geschichte, Deutschland, Deutschland 20,Jahrhundert, Deutschland Zweiter Weltkrieg, Fremdsprachen, Sonstige

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      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]

      [Bookseller: Warwick Books, member IOBA]
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      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

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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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.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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      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."

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Letters to Kermit from Theodore Roosevelt 1902-1908

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1946 - First Edition, with requisite Scribner A on copyright page. 12mo. 296pp. SIGNED and inscribed by Belle Roosevelt, widow of Kermit Roosevelt, to the American concert organist Marilyn Mason on the half-title page. The inscription reads: For Marilyn Mason with Christmas greetings and all good wishes for 1947, Belle Roosevelt. VERY GOOD in Very Good dust jacket protected in a removable mylar cover. The book itself shows some rubbing of the edges and corners, otherwise the binding is strong and tight, the text is clean and unmarked, and the boards remain bright and colorful. The dust jacket shows some edge wear with some small chips, some rubbing and slight discoloration of the back panel, otherwise is not price-clipped remaining bright and distinct. A unique association copy, as pictured. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Books]
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        China, A to Z,

      F. Watts(1946). Good+ with no dust jacket

      [Bookseller: Hammonds Books]
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        Paterson (Complete in Five Books)

      New York: New Directions, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Complete in five volumes, all in dust jackets. Very Good condition overall. Flap prices intact except for the last volume. Book 1 Very Good in Good dust jacket: a few small chips missing to edges of jacket, archival mending tissue on verso of jacket, back panel toned, "shelf copy" stamped on back paste down (publisher's stamp?). Book 2 Very Good in Good: spine panel of jacket, bottom edge of front panel, and spine dampstained. Book 3 Very Good in Good: a bit of foxing to cloth of front, a lot of chipping top edge of front panel, piece missing from back panel top with creasing. Book 4 Near Fine in Very Good+: toning to edges of jacket and light shelf wear. Book 5 Very Good in Good+: well-bumped top corners, rubbing and light foxing to jacket, faint stain to front panel, toning to back panel, edge wear to jacket. All jackets are mylar-protected. A nice set. William Carlos Williams' epic poem in five books, each issued in small runs-- 1,000 copies each for the first four; 3,000 for the last.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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      New York: Simon and Schuster, [1946]. First edition. A near fine copy in a very good plus dust jacket which has age darkening around the edges and spine panel, some light foxing to rear panel. (12899). Octavo, illustrations by William Steig, cloth. Signed inscription by Hodgins dated in 1947 on the upper corner of the front free endpaper. Made into a classic film in 1948 with Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas. Remade in 2007 titled "Are We Done Yet?"

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Anthem [in The Freeman, Vol. III, No. I]

      Los Angeles: Pamphleteers, Inc.,, 1946. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. First American edition, first issue; published in a complete issue of "The Freeman" Volume III, Number I. Very Good. Toning and light soiling to wraps. Offsetting to half title page from publisher's card laid in. One of 2,000 copies in the first American issue, which was revised from an 1938 London edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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      [Various locations, including Stillwater, Ok., Lubbock, Tx., Guam, and Japanese cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kofu, Kobe, and Nikko, 1946. 277 silver-gelatin photographs in corner mounts. Oblong folio. Contemporary red leatherette photograph album, string- tied. A young soldier's record of his experiences in occupied Japan at the end of World War II. The photographer was likely an officer, given his proclivity of shooting the officer's clubs and quarters in various locations. His journey begins with training in Oklahoma and Texas in 1943 and 1944, then includes a brief stay in Guam in February 1946. These locations constitute the first ten photographs. The remaining 267 photographs document numerous aspects of the soldier's life across occupied Japan in 1946. The photographs are occasionally annotated, sometimes taken from elevation or from an aerial viewpoint, and depict a wide variety of subjects, including but not limited to the following: Japanese landscapes, military parades, the "71st Sig Shan Shin Bild 'O' mess," the American Embassy in Tokyo, the the Cabaret Mimatsu and other parts of the Ginza district of the city, the great Buddha of Kamakura, Osaka Palace, the Imperial Hotel and Electric Building in Tokyo, "Kofu-en Jap Operated Hotel," General MacArthur's headquarters, the "Diet Bldg" - home to the Japanese Congress, Koshein Stadium in Kobe, a cable car and tracks in Rokosan, "Mitsui GHQ Officers Club Open House," and numerous shots of Nikko shrines. Two photographs depict a building in Tokyo annotated "After Bombing" and then "Rebuilt." The photographer captures an abundance of Japanese citizens going about their lives on the streets - men, women, and children of all ages traveling, gathered together in commerce, and posing for the camera. He even takes the time to snap photos of a street vendor making the traditional Japanese dish of sukiyaki. Combining these everyday street scenes of Japanese people with the landscapes, buildings, and neighborhoods, this album constitutes a valuable record of literally street-level Japanese history just after World War II in a region rarely recorded in such detail.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        LE TRAGEDIE vol. I


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        The Unsuspected: A Novel

      New York: Coward-McCann, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Haycraft Queen Cornerstone crime novel which served as the basis of the 1947 film of the same title, directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Joan Caulfield and Claude Rains. HUBIN, p. 13. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's buckram in pictorial dust jacket; [6],217pp.; green pictorial endpapers signed in image "Allen Pope." Some general shelf wear and light chipping to jacket extremities, very shallow loss at spine crown touching text without loss of meaning, white spine lettering a bit toned, as is rear panel, contemporary ownership bookplate to front pastedown, else Near Fine in Very Good jacket.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        The Works: Comprising Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Minor Works. The Text based on Collation of the Early Editions by R.W. Chapman. With Notes, Indexes and Illustrations from Contemporary Sources.

      Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1946.. FINELY BOUND, Third Edition Thus, later impressions. In five volumes. Octavo (19 x 13cm). Frontispiece illustrations. Smartly bound in recent half brown calf over cloth boards, raised bands to spines, gilt titles and decoration, top edge gilt. Fine condition, inside and out. This fine Oxford edition contains all of Austen's famous novels, as well as extensive appendixes and addenda, including 'Miss Austen's English', 'Modes of Address', 'Carriages and Travel', 'The Topography of Bath', a biographical note on the author, and 'The Mysteries of Udolpho'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      c.1946. Hand bill, in Hebrew, one page, 5.75" X 8", from the National Army Organization in Eretz Israel (Etzel [Irgun]), translated in full: <I>"Announcement, At our last broadcast on 23.6.46 the British intelligence activated a special sabotage mechanism that partly silenced the spokesman's voice. There is no Nazi deed that oppressors will not hesitate to imitate for their war against the Hebrew people. This is what Goebbels did to the B.B.C. broadcast during the last world war. We worn: If the British will continue to disrupt our broadcasting, our response will be swift and decisive. If the voice of truth of fighting Zion will be silenced then also the false voice of the governmental broadcasting station will be silenced."</I> National Army Organization in Eretz Israel (Etzel). Irgun emblem center top. Fine with light toning.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        La Fleur Au Fusil

      Pierre Tremois, Paris 1946 - 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. 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 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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