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        Desert Yarns; Into an Alkali Valley & Desert Treasure: A Bibliography + Supplement

      The Ward Ritchie Press; Edwards & Williams; & The Progress Press. Hardcover. 3 volumes in slipcase. Desert Yarns (1946) numbered 56 out of 250, very good hardcover with no jacket. Into an Alkali Valley (1948) flat-signed by author Edwards on 1/2 title page, also with original typewritten letter tipped in, addressed 'Dear Colonel' and hand-signed 'Eddie' at the bottom, discusses the history of 40 copies of this publication originally destined to be Christmas gifts and then lost by the wayside for years. Pamphlet numbered 171 of 250. Desert Treasure (1948) is hardbound with a clear protective cover and includes the scarce supplement (1949) laid in. Quite a lovely little set of hard-to-find titles. This slipcase does not appear to have been customized for these three titles, but is how we received it from Mr. Brundt. We have a rather large collection of Western Americana that we acquired from one John Brundt of Walla Walla, Washington. Brundt crafted beautiful custom slipcases for almost his entire collection numbering nearly a thousand titles. We have more books from his library available for avid collectors! . Very Good. 1946.

      [Bookseller: Earthlight Books]
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        Nightmare Alley (First Edition)

      New York: Rinehart, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. Publisher's colophon on the copyright page as called for. Gresham's first book, a dispassionate descent into the carny world, based largely on the author's own experiences and investigations. Basis for the notable 1947 film noir, directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Tyrone Power, Coleen Gray, and Joan Blondell. Jacket design by A. F. Arnold. Fine in an exceptional, about Fine dust jacket. Importantly, jacket spine shows none of the usual toning, with only a small touch of creasing to the top of the rear panel. An exceptional copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Tendres Confidences. Poèmes.

      Société Du Petit Marseillais, Marseille 1946 - In-8 ( 250 X 165 mm ), broché sous couverture orange. Très rare édition originale des textes de poésie galante de Mario d'Amor, écrits dans le Marseille des années 1930, et édités par et chez l'auteur. Illustrations des Peintres et Dessinateurs Pierre Ambrogiani, Audibert, Bonnefoy, Eugène Bouvier, Cadenel, Carabeux, Chabaud, Cuchet, David, Pierre Favre, Ferrari, Fevrier, Jaf, Rudolf Kundera, Pascal Liscia, Geo Luc, Romefort, Serra, René Seyssaud, Tosello et Turco.Exemplaire n° 181, un des 200 sur papier pur fil constituant l'édition de luxe.Exemplaire richement enrichi.- 2 dessins originaux de Ambrogiani, un sur la première page de couverture avec la dédicace manuscrite "à mon ami François ." , l'autre à pleine page de garde avec la dédicace manuscrite "le jokey Mario à cheval sur le comptoire Peano.".- Une dédicace manuscrite de Mario "à mon grandami François Proto artiste et poète.".- Dédicace manuscrite sur la reproduction du dessin de Géo Luc "Au grand résistant François proto .".- Dédicace manuscrite sur la reproduction du dessin de A. ferrari "à Mr François Proto.".- Dédicace manuscrite sur la reproduction du dessin de Pascal Liscia "pour l'ami fraçois Proto celui a qui je ne dis pas bonjour mais que j'estime.".- Dédicace manuscrite sur la reproduction du dessin L. Audibert "à l'ami .".- Signature manuscrite sur la reproduction du dessin de Bouvier.- Dédicace manuscrite sur la reproduction du dessin de Bouvier "à monsieur F.".- Dédicace manuscrite sur la reproduction du dessin de Tosello "A l'ami françois.".- Dédicace manuscrite sur la reproduction du dessin Tosello "à l'ami françois.".Présence d'une mouillure ancienne et claire sur la page de garde, la page de titre, ainsi que sur les 15 premières pages, en coin supérieur. Peintres. Marseille.

      [Bookseller: Librairie FAUGUET]
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        [Autograph Album]: Signatures of Joe Liggins and The Honeydrippers

      [New York]. [1946-1947]. Autograph album. Measuring 4 x 6 inches. String-tied maroon paper wrappers with "Autographs" on the front wrap. Very good with the silk tie a bit frayed, general rubbing and the corners a little chipped. An album containing the signatures of the five members of the rhythm and blues band Joe Liggins and The Honeydrippers," collected by "Helen" who saw them perform at The Harlem Renaissance Ballroom, the premiere venue for African-American performers and sports in New York. The group was organized by Joe Liggins (1915-1987), an African American pianist from Guthrie, Oklahoma, who had moved to California and played with a number of bands before starting his own, at once becoming a mainstay of the R&B circuit in Los Angeles. His group's breakaway hit was called "The Honeydripper" which topped the Billboard R&B chart (then called the "Race Chart") in 1945, remaining there for 18 weeks, tied with Louis Jordan's "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" for longest running chart topper. A number of other hits followed, including "Rag Mop" and "Pink Champagne." Each member of the band - Joe Liggns, Little Willie Jackson, James Jackson, Frank Pasley, and Preston "Peppy" Prince - signed the book "To Helen, best wishes, [signature], [instrument], Honey Drippers," save Liggins who omitted the name of his instrument and the band and Jackson who omitted the name of his instrument. There are five other signatures in the album that we have been unable to identify. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Picasso: Fifteen Drawings

      New York, New York: Pantheon Books, 1946. Hardcover. VG or better. Original rust / brown publishers embossed portfolio. Off-white bi folded pamphlet inside (approx 4 pages). 15 color plates laid in. Oversize. Contains oversized color plates of the following Picasso works: Family At Supper, Mother and Child, Harlequin and Boy, Head Of A Woman; Saltimbanque; Study For Demoiselle's d'Avignon, Bathers, Two Nudes, The Basket, Portrait Of A Lady, Table Before Window, Four Ballet Dancers, Minotaur, Weeping Woman, Man With Pipe; Oversized at 19.5" x 13.5". The lithographs were printed and prepared by Albert Carman, City Island, New York, 1946. All contain bright, clean images.Others have stated this to be a limited edition of 500 copies, and I find no such statement / limitation clause within this item.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        Variété revue française des lettres et des arts 1 2 3

      - Paris, Variété, 1946. 33 x 25,5 cm, softcover. Complete set of the 3 published numbers. N° 2 is one of the numbered (N° 3033) serie luxe copies on vélin pur fil lafuma, N° 3 is one of the numbered (N° 701) série luxe copies on velin teinté. N° 1 is an unnumbered and unbound copy of the série luxe copies on vélin blanc. This copy is the original cover concept by Gilioli with red background hand painted in red watercolor. The magazine title is painted in thick white paint and slightly different from the printed version. The female figure is drawn in black charcoal, cut out by hand and glued on to the background. This figure is also slightly different from the printed version. This drawing has a loss of 2 little pieces. Unique set. We join the 4 page Variété introduction flyer.

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      Vanguard Press 1946 - Vanguard Press, New York 1946. First American Edition / First Printing. Dated 1946 with no additional printings. Black cloth boards. Jacket priced at $2.75. Book Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, light spots on the boards. Bump at the top edge of the front board, hinged at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, light chipping. Short tears. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tintin au Congo

      Casterman 1946 - In-4 (23,2 x 30,7 cm), album cartonné, dos rouge, édition originale, première édition en couleurs de 62 pages, 4è plat B1 (1945-46-47), pull du Capitaine Haddock en deux couleurs sur le 4e plat, titre en réserve blanc, titre en bleu page de titre, pages de garde bleu foncé ; coiffes et coins frottés, légère mouillure sur le dos, par ailleurs bon état général. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1946 1st Edition in Dust Jacket, with Custom Leather Slipcase

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1946. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. Original Cloth. Very Good Plus/Very Good Minus. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Fourth impression published 1946, the final publication of the 1st Edition. The decorative map endpapers are clean & bright in Fine condition. No previous owners names or other writing noted. Color frontispiece, 8 mono plates, and text block all in Very Good Plus condition, a bit of wrinkling to the pages, as if stored in a damp location, but no evidence of direct moisture contact.. Straight and square, no spine lean, a well protected copy, very unusual for these early 1st Editions to survive in this condition. Produced in conformity with the war time standard's, with the distinctive 'War Time Economy Standards' title verso. This copy has its original unclipped dustjacket in Very Good Minus condition. The previous owner has reinforced the edges and folds with brown tape to the interior of the dustjacket. This has helped preserve the dustjacket, although it does show considerable wear to the edges, and the flap folds are starting to split. Dustjacket is in an archival protector, to help preserve this unrestored original dustjacket. Pages are clean, no tears or stains. The green topstain is almost completely faded, and a bit dusty. No shelf wear to the edges of the boards, only lightly bumped corners. The top of the back board has a area that looks like a burn mark, leaving an exposed edge of the boards approx. 3/4" in length. The original decorative green cloth, is unsoiled without any fading to the spine area. Despite its faults, a beautiful collectable copy, uncommon in it's original dustjacket, now housed in a custom leather slipcase. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good Plus / Very Good Minus.

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      Limited Editions Club, New York 1946 - Seven quarto (6-5/8" x 10") volumes bound in half black morocco stamped in gold with a design by Clarence Pearson Hornung and printed marbled paper sides. Edited with an introduction and index by J. B. Bury. Copy #158 of 1500 copies illustrated with reproductions of views of Rome etched by Gian Battista Piranesi. Issued unsigned. A bit of rubbing and mild softening to the leather on the spine tips, but the leather is still quite supple and bright. The seventh volume is a little more worn with some loss of the leather along the hinges. Near Fine example of a title usually found with much wear. The slipcase, usually lacking, is present Very Good condition, completely intact with just light soiling and wear [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Fifth Decennial Digest. Vols. 1-52 (1936-1946) Complete set.

      1946 - [Decennial Digest]. Fifth Decennial Digest. St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co. Vols. 1 to 52 (1936-1946). Ex-library with stamps, volum 51 water staining to rear cover and last twenty pages, else a good solid set. See digital image.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        The Magic Beano Book 1946 Annual

      UK: DC Thomson, 1946. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+. Dudley D Watkins. The Magic Beano Book 1946 Annual DC Thomson. No inscriptions, no loose or damaged pages, no colouring in. Professionally strengthened spine. A bright and robust copy.

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        PATERSON: (Book One) / (Book Two) / (Book Three).

      (New York):: New Directions. (1946, 1948, 1949).. First edition of each of the first three volumes in his epic poem which eventually expanded to five volumes. Only 1000 copies printed of each volume. Often referred to his answer to Eliot's WASTE LAND and Pound's CANTOS. These volumes from the collection of the Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht, with his signature on the front endpaper of each book. Endpapers unavoidably darkened (from the binding glue) and outer hinges, spine and cover edges very slightly darkened, otherwise near fine in very good or better, lightly toned dust jackets tanned on their spines and with shallow chipping at spine ends and corners. Jacket for "Book One" also has a small hole in spine and splits at spine folds which are internally mended with archival tape. .

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        The Street

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (Dated 1946 on title page.) 436 p. Greenish tan cloth with city scenes and lettering in black. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Name written on paste down. Spine and edges foxed. Jacket spine panel sunned, light edge wear, front flap creased, price intact ($2.50). A nice copy of a noteworthy novel of African-American life in WWII-era Harlem.

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        Sämtliche Werke. Grosse Stuttgarter Ausgabe. Bd. 1 - 7,3.

      Stgt Cotta / Kohlhammer - 74 1946 - Mischauflage. 7 in 13 Bdn. 4°. OHln. (9 Bände mit Schutzumschlag) 1.100 gr. OHln. (9 Bände mit Schutzumschlag)

      [Bookseller: Klaus Schöneborn]
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        UNIKAT !! Lieder aus China. Kalligraphische Handschrift des der \"Offenbacher Schule\" zuzurechnenden bekanntesten Kalligraphen Maximilian Karl (MK) Neudold.

      Frankfurt, Eigenverlag, 1946. 8°, Blockbuchbindung Sechs Lieder auf unbeschnittenen Bütten geschrieben, mit handgezeichneter Titelvegnette und zwei handgezeichneten Aquarellen. Von Hand gebundener (Bast) Blockbuchbindung, die Buchdeckel wurden mit dekoratiem Seidenpapier bezogen. Vom MK Neudold signiert und mit Opuszahl (573) versehen. Die Nachdichtungen wurden folgender Ausgabe entnommen: Hans Böhm, Lieder aus China. Nachdichtungen chinesischer Lyrik, München, Callwey 1929. Sehr gut erhaltenes u. seltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Chinesische Literatur, Bibliophile Ausgabe, Signiertes Exemplar

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        Photograph signed. Auden.

      1946 - JACOBI, Lotte. Photograph signed. W.H. Auden. New York, circa 1946. Vintage gelatin silver print (measuring 11 by 14 inches), photographer’s penciled signature and embossed stamp on lower right corner of print recto, penciled number and name on print verso. Handsomely matted and framed, entire piece measures 22 by 17 inches. $7500.Vintage gelatin silver print by Lotte Jacobi, signed by her with her embossed “New York” studio stamp in the lower right corner of print recto, her famed 1946 portrait of poet W.H. Auden, his face half in shadow, half in soft light, quietly intent on the open book in his hands.The photographs of Lotte Jacobi, one of the 20th-century’s finest portraitists, “are celebrated for their directness, their penetrating immediacy, and their ability to convey the essence of the subject before her camera.” (Sundstrom, 1). Jacobi’s photographs captured the vibrancy of Berlin’s Weimar culture before she was forced to flee Nazi Germany in the 1930s. In the 1940s her New York studio became a second home to many, like her, exiled by force or choice from their native lands. That sensitivity resonates in this famous portrait of British poet W.H. Auden, who often “depicted himself as a voyager” and in 1946, when this was taken, had just returned from “a visit to the war ruins of Europe” (Davenport-Hines, 1, 228). Jacobi’s artistry is especially powerful here in her photograph’s ability to protectively cloak the writer and his book from the world and yet, inexplicably, draw us into a “tacit rapport between viewer and image” (Sundstrom, 1). Jacobi’s vintage gelatin silver print, rarely found in this large 11 by 14-inch format, intuitively reveals that it was only “with books” that Auden’s “hands took on a deftness and lost all the ineptitude they had with plates and cups” (Davenport-Hines, 234). With Jacobi’s trademark penciled signature at the lower right corner of the print recto, immediately beneath her embossed stamp: “Lotte Jacobi, New York.” Lightly penciled notations on print verso reading “#111” and identified “W.H. Auden.” See White, Lotte Jacobi 89; Wise, 65. From the estate of Lotte Jacobi.A fine signed print. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Die große Prüfung / Gedichte aus der Gefangenschaft.

      - O.O. (Attichy in Frankreich), Typoskript-Durchschrift, 27. Febr. 1946; ca. 28,8 (H) x 22,6 cm. Insgesamt 24 einseitig beschriftete Blätter (Durchschlagpapier) in selbstgefertigter (unbeschrifteter) Kartonmappe seitlich eingeheftet. - 1. Blatt: 4-zeilige eigenhändige Widmung des Autors in Tinte mit Unterschrift (Vornamen) und Datum: 'Meinem Freund Konrad / zum Abschied mit allen / guten Wünschen / "die Welt wird gut, wenn unsere Güte reift" . / dein Gerhard / 27. Februar 1946`. - 2. und weitere Blätter: Typoskript-Durchschlag (eine von maximal 7 technisch machbaren Kopien) der Gedichtsammlung beginnend mit Titelblatt, dieses eigenhändig vom Autor in Tinte mit vollem Namenszug unterschrieben; 1 Textblatt mit eigenhändiger Ergänzung einer Zeile in der dritten Strophe des Gedichtes "Bleib fest". Die weiteren Blätter ohne Korrekturen sauber und fehlerfrei getippt, letztes Blatt leer. - Karton-Umschlag etwas bestoßen und am hinteren Falz griffspurig. Insgesamt saubere und gute Erhaltung. - Aus der Kriegsgefangenschaft des deutschen Schriftstellers im Internierungslager Attichy (bekannt auch als "Hölle von Attichy"). - Gerhard Schumann, im 3. Reich vielfach ausgezeichnet und zuletzt u.a. erster Präsident der Hölderlin-Gesellschaft, gründete im Nachkriegsdeutschland 1949 den "Europäischer Buchklub". Typoskript-Durchschlag. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Harald Holder]
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        Symposium. A Journal Devoted to Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures. Erscien ab 1975 unter dem Titel: Symposium. A quarterly journal in modern foreign literatures.

      London u.a., Routledge und Washington, Heldref Publications, 1946-1995. Bände 1 (1946) - 49 (1995) ohne 20/21 in 42 Bänden. 8°. Leineneinbände. ISSN: 1931-0676 ; 0039-7709. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Bände 1-13 Kraus Reprint. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Norman Rockwell Illustrator

      New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, Inc,, 1946. Preface by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Biographical Introduction by Jack Alexander. Quarto. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and front board in silver. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Cloth partially discoloured, a few spots to rear pastedown. An excellent copy in a rubbed and chipped price-clipped jacket. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author and with his original ink drawing of a dog in a bow tie smoking a pipe. Rockwell's inscription is written on the front free endpaper, directly beneath the drawing, and reads: "Best wishes to the Hirschys, sincerely, Norman Rockwell". Laid in is a colour reproduction printed on card of Rockwell's "Friend in Need".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        White Birch By Water

      1946-02-24 1946 - Oil on cardboard. 8-1/2" x 14-1/2".

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        Autographed Manuscript Sheet Music

      1946 - The originator of vocalese, which adds lyrics to existing songs. For his work as a lyricist, jazz critic, and historian, Leonard Feather called him the "Poet Laureate of Jazz," while Time dubbed him the "James Joyce of Jive." 12.25 x 9.25 inches, no place, no date, circa 1946 -- original signed sheet music for the song "(I'm Gonna) Coo Coo Coo," a medium jump bop song, in pencil, Hometown Music Co., released by Sid Prosen on the Big record label, number 601, by The Voices. Note: When Hometown-Village Music was acquired in 1990, the original Jon Hendricks files were marked "Returned To Owner." Jon Hendricks is rare in any form. Uneven toning; small closed tear on the right edge. Very good(-) condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Stones of the Field

      Carmarthen: The Druid Press Ltd. VG : in very good condition with unclipped dust jacket. A little soiling and chipping to jacket with minor loss at tail. 1946. First Edition. Quarter blue cloth over blue boards. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 48pp. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        A VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS [Second edition]

      Victor Gollancz, London 1946 - David Lindsay's classic novel was originally published in 1920 in a very small print run. This second edition is also very scarce, especially in the dustwrapper. With a five page note by E. H. Visiak, and publisher's note. ***Very good in blue cloth-covered boards with slightly dulled gilt titles to spine, edges slightly worn, lower corners slightly bumped. No inscriptions. Binding tight. ***In a very good dustwrapper, edges very slightly rubbed and creased with a few tiny nicks to head of spine and a couple of nicks to edges. Small crease to front panel. Dustwrapper slightly faded, with edges and spine slightly browned. 190 mm x 130 mm. 248 pages. ***'A Voyage to Arcturus was first published in 1920. The book was a plain flop - not even what an American publisher has called a flop d'estime; of the small edition that was printed, 596 copies were sold and 834 "remaindered. Someone or other must have picked up one of the remaindered copies in the middle thirties and talked. The book was constantly being recommended to me in the late thirties: second-hand copies were then being searched for, and to such an effect that one of my friends, who has been trying since before the war to get a copy through several booksellers who go in for this kind of thing, is still without one.' (Taken from the publisher's note). ***'This is the re-issue of a novel - regarded by some who have read it as a work of genius.' (Quote from front panel). ***This second edition, published just after the Second World War, is scarce - particularly in a complete dustwrapper. A well-preserved book and dustwrapper considering the thin paper used due to post-war economy standards. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc.*** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BELFAGOR - 1946 - 1961 - rassegna bimestrale di varia umanità fondato da LUIGI RUSSO e ADOLFO OMODEO (Tutto il pubblicato nel periodo 1946 - 1961), FIRENZE - 1946 - 1961, Vari editori, 1946

      cm,. 18 x 26, fascicoli in brossura di pagine 120 circa cadauno. Omodeo partecipò alla fondazione ma scomparve dopo pochi mesi (aprile 1946) e LUIGI RUSSO ne è stato l'anima fino alla sua morte (Pietrasanta agosto 1961) Il periodico proseguì fino agli anni 2000, ma la parte più significativa è questa che qui presentiamo. Il titolo è di chiara ispirazione machiavellica e la rivista sostenne un ruolo di opposizione al conformismo, con importanti collaboratori (Walter Binni, Norberto Bobbio, Giorgio Saitta, Gaetano Salvemini, Pietro Calamandrei, Luigi Silori, Gianfranco Contini e tanti altri. Vallecchi fu l'editore iniziale, e successivamente venne sostituito da D'Anna e poi da Olskj. Presentiamo le annate complete (sei fascicoli per annata) dal 15 gennaio 1946 alla fine del 1961, cioè tutto il periodo di LUIGI RUSSO. totale 13 annate a fascicoli sciolti in ottime condizioni. La raccolta viene offerta a

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        Really the Blues

      New York: Random House. 1946. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Inscribed or signed by the authors and some jazz greats! Nice association copy, as it is inscribed to esteemed jazz photographer Ernest Zwonicek. Signed by Mezzrow, Bernard Wolfe, Sidney Bechet (clarinet), Warren 'Baby' Dodds (drums), 'Wild' Bill Davison (cornet), George 'Pops' Foster (bass), Samuel Blythe Price (boogie-woodie piano), Georg Brunies (trombone), Bill Coleman (trumpet), & Kenny Clarke (drums). First edition, 1946. Cloth hardcover in dust jacket, 388 pp., clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy in Very Good dust jacket, minor age-toning to the pages and page-edges, light rubbing to the tips of the book's covers, some age-toning to the dust jacket, dust jacket with some wear along the edges including creasing, tearing, and a bit of loss. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector. A one of a kind item!

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Jours de Gloire. Histoire de la Libération de Paris. (Ont collaboré a cet ouvrage: M. le Général Koenig pour la Préface. Paul Eluard pour le Poème. Paul Valéry, Colette, André Billy, Alexandre Arnoux, Claude Aveline, J.-J. Bernard, Harold Callender, Pierre-Jean Launay, Clarles Vildrac pour les Textes. Daragnès, Dignimont, Picasso, Touchagues pour les Gravures et les Dessins.)

      Paris, D. Lambusier, [1946]. 142 + 5 S. OBrosch. m. OSch. In losen Lagen und mit allen Tafeln: Frontispiz von Daragnes, ein Kupferstich von Picasso, vier Radierungen von Dignimont sowie vier Radierungen von Touchagues, davon zwei mit eighd. Widmung sowie mit allen Illustrationen im Text. In franz. Sprache. - R. m. kl. Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen, kl. Exlibris-St. a. V., hds. Notiz a. T., leichte Gbrsp. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Illustr. Bücher; Kunst

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Les Cahiers de la Pléiade collection complète

      Gallimard 1946 - Paris, Éditions Gallimard, du n°I, avril 1946 au n°XIII, automne 1951-printemps 1952 ; le n°VI est 1/25 ex. h.c. num. sur vélin pur fil lafuma navarre (n°F) ; le n°III est 1/100 ex. h.c. num. sur vélin pur fil lafuma navarre (n°LVI) 1er papier ; les n°s II, IV, V, VIII et XIII sont des ex. num. sur papier de chataignier (300 ex., 250 pour le n°VIII et 225 pour le n°XIII) - Broché, couv. rempliée, 18,5 cm x 23,5 cm, 216+ 285+ 160+ 179+ 177+ 183+ 198+ 202+ 208+ 188+ 214+ 206+204 (2620) pages – Rédacteur en chef : Jean Paulhan, secrétaire : Dominique Aury ; textes et poèmes de Henri Calet, Gaston Chaissac, V. Larbaud, Ch. A. Cingria, Boris Vian, L.-F. Céline (pré-originale de Casse-Pipe), Malcom de Chazal, Roger Caillois, Joë Bousquet, René Char, Francis Ponge, Georges Bataille, André Breton, Maurice Fourré, Georges Limbour, Henri Michaux, Pierre Bettencourt, Rolland de Renéville, A. Pieyre de Mandiargues, Arthur Adamov, André Malraux, P. Claudel, A. Suarès, Paul Valéry, G. Bernanos, Roger Nimier, Albert Camus, Drieu la Rochelle, Jean Paulhan (Guide d’un petit voyage en Suisse), Jean Dubuffet, René de Solier, Jean Giono, etc.; couv. ill. et présentation typographique de Fautrier ; la livraison de l'été-automne 1950 est consacré à Saint-John Perse ; table des matières des 9 premiers numéros dans le n°IX – Les n°s VII, VIII, X, XI, XII, XIII ne sont pas coupés; bien complet des hors-texte ; les n°s I, II et XIII ont le papier jaunissant sinon très bon état [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1946 1st Edition in Dust Jacket, with Custom Clamshell Case

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1946. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Fourth impression published 1946, the final publication of the 1st Edition. An exquisite copy, showing no foxing to the maps or pages. The decorative map endpapers are clean & bright in Fine condition. Two neat previous owner's names, one to front pastedown (map) hidden by the dustjack flap, and another to the front free endpaper (map), no other writing or marks noted. Color frontispiece, 8 mono plates, and text block all in Near Fine condition, one small singe mark to the edge of the textblock, did not burn into the paper. The slightest bit of spine lean, with a bit of rubbing and shelfwear to the bottom edges of the boards, corners lightly bumped. A bright and beautiful well protected copy, very unusual for these early 1st Editions to survive in this condition. Produced in conformity with the war time standard's, with the distinctive 'War Time Economy Standards' title verso. This copy has its original price clipped dustjacket, which has had restoration and conservation work performed. It was originally missing the bottom 1" of the spine and upper flap fold areas, and had numerous splits to the flap and spine fold areas, which have been infilled, strengthened and repainted as necessary. Makes a beautiful presentation of this wonderful book. The dustjacket is in an archival protector, to help preserve this restored and repaired original dustjacket. Pages are clean and bright, no tears or stains. Still shows a bit of the green topstain, a little faded and dusty. A bit of shelf wear to the edges of the lower boards, very lightly bumped corners. The original decorative green cloth, is unsoiled without any fading to the spine area. A beautiful collectable copy. Uncommon in this beautiful condition. Custom slipcase with Dark Green leather spine, gilt stamped to reflect the spine of the original 'Mountains and Dragon' design by the author. Photos of dustjacket before restoration are shown for detail on restoration and conservation performed. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Near Fine.

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        Weegee's People

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce (Essential Books), 1946. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. SIGNED BY WEEGEE on the half-title. A crisp, solid copy to boot of the 1946 1st edition. Clean and VG in a bright, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with very light chipping along the spine ends and panel edges. Octavo, characteristically gritty black-and-white photos thruout. "A wonderful and gay gallery of Manhattan from society to street life...."

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      (DUBUFFET, JEAN). Tapie, Michel. MIROBOLUS MACADAM & CIE: HAUTES PATES DE J DUBUFFET PAR MICHEL TAPIE. Paris: Rene Drouin, 1946. First Edition 1/700. Small 4to. Wrappers in Printed Jacket. Artist Monograph. Near Fine./Near Fine.. 64pp, 32 monochrome illustrations. Text in French. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Published by Paris' venerable Galerie Rene Drouin, this extraordinary 1946 exhibition of Jean Dubuffet's early work rivaled in content and quality any number of subsequent Museum curated retrospectives. Its graphically striking catalogue features an elegant rainbow-hued cover printed by Mourlot Freres, an essay by Michel Tapie, and reproductions on variously colored papers of each of the thirty-two works shown. A bright, most handsome hor serie example of this uncommon and fragile item from the first and only printing limited to seven hundred copies. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 024271

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        Poster Annual 1946 through 1954

      New York: Outdoor Advertising Incorporated. First edition. Spiral_bound. Eight issues, covering the years 1946 through 1954, lacking 1949. All spiral bound, all in very good condition or better, with some dampstaining along the lower edge of several copies, but not particularly obtrusive. A very attractive set from the golden age of billboard advertising, before ad dollars went to television. Scarce in individual numbers, almost impossible to find in a consecutive run.

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        Die Höhle von Steenfoll. Märchen von Wilhelm Hauff, illustriert von R. Suter j. dem l. Vater / Weihnachten 1946.

      [Basel], 1946. - 4°. 23 nn. kart. Bll. mit 23 lose montierten Orig.-Aquarellen und handschr.Text. Lose in moderner, schwarzer Leinenmappe. Rudolf Suter-Christ hatte Germanistik, Geschichte und Latein an der Universität Basel studiert und über Basler Mundart-Dichtung promoviert. Er arbeitete als Mittellehrer und Journalist, unter anderem beim Radio und den damaligen «Basler Nachrichten». Später unterrichtete er an der Ingenieurschule beider Basel. Er verfasste Dialekt-Standardwerke, die auf die Bewahrung des traditionellen Basler Dialekts zielten. - Vorliegendes Märchen schrieb und malte er als Weihnachtsgeschenk für seinen Vater. - Beiliegend: Eigenhändiger Brief mit 3 Orig.-Aquarellen des Verfassers an seinen Vater aus dem Urlaub im Tessin. Locarno-Magadino, 22. VIII.56. 4°. Lose auf Karton montiert. Lang de

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        The House on the Borderland

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Near Fine, in a Near fine dust jacket with price intact. Light bump to bottom edge of upper board, light rubbing to gilt stamping on spine, small spot of wear to cloth at rear board. Light tape ghosts to free end papers. The dust jacket shows light crimping and rubbing at corners and spine ends, and off-setting to the yellow print. Small (likely archival) tape repairs to ends of jacket at verso. A striking copy.

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        Enemy Coast Ahead [Signed]

      Published by Michael Joseph Ltd., 26 Bloomsbury Street, London First Edition 1946. 1946. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, silver title and author lettering to the spine, aerial monochrome photograph to the front free end paper, paste down and rear dust wrapper. 8vo. 8¼'' x 5½''. Contains 302 printed pages of text with monochrome frontispiece, contains a Roll of Honour of the pilots and crews who flew with him in 83 Squadron, 106 Squadron and the immortal 617 Squadron. Spine sun faded. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with small internally repaired tears to the top of the spine, short closed tear and related crease line to the top front cover, not price clipped 12/6. SIGNED to the title page 'Les Munro CNZM, DSO, QSO, DFC Squadron Leader 617 Squadron, Tauranga, 20th January 2006.' Unique Dambusters association copy. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Voyages de Gulliver dans les contrées lointaines. Tome I: Voyage à Lilliput. Tome II: Voyage chez les Houyhnhnms. Avec 22 eaux-fortes de Marcel North. Ens. 2 volumes.

      Lausanne, André Gonin, 1944, 1946, - in-4to, 173 p / 216 p., en feuilles avec 22 eaux-fortes originales, jaquettes originales, chemises cartonnées, emboîtages. Un des 250 ex. num. 44 à 293 sur Vergé du Marais à la Forme N° 168, signé par André Gonin et Marcel North. Artiste peintre neuchâteloisPlease notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Dict. des artistes suisses contemporains p. 260. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing with 1-5 number line on title page. About Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Cloth shows rubbing at extremities, toning to spine, moderate wear. Tide mark to top for edge, slightly affecting margins; small spots of blue bleeding from cloth at bottom. Pages lightly toned. Next to the Bible, this ranks as the best-selling book in America in the twentieth century.

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        Sade ou le Royaume de l'Unique [Quelques remarques sur Sade]. manuscrit autographe.

      S.n. 1946 - - S.n. , s.l. S.d (1946), en feuilles. - Manuscrit autographe complet de 12 pages en 6 feuillets in-8 au titre difficilement déchiffrable, peut-être : "Sade ou les Royaumes de L'Unique" et qui paraitra sous le titre "Quelques remarques sur Sade" dans Critique n°3-4 de aout sept 1946. Manuscrit à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. « C'est la pensée de Sade qui pousse celle de Blanchot à son accomplissement, et c'est aussi celle de Blanchot qui accomplit celle de Sade ». (Georges Bataille) L'écriture et l'amitié de Bataille ne sont sans doute pas étrangères à l'importance que Blanchot accordera toute sa vie à cette figure tutélaire de sa réflexion philosophique. Ces Quelques remarques sur Sade, sont pourtant la première étude que Blanchot consacre à cet écrivain qu'il n'avait jusqu'alors presque jamais évoqué. Dans cette première analyse impartiale et parfois sévère, Blanchot souligne les faiblesses de la posture littéraire de Sade et de sa relative immoralité au sein d'une société post révolutionnaire pétrie de contradictions idéologiques. Cependant, sous l'artifice d'une expression extrême, Blanchot dévoile une philosophie bien plus déconcertante et subversive que ces « grandes extravagances ». Avec une acuité singulière, il dresse le portrait d'un esprit unique, épousant tous les grands idéaux de son temps mais en leur infligeant le filtre de sa singularité nihiliste : « La Liberté, à ses yeux, n'est que l'interdiction faite à toute personne d'être autre chose que ce qu'il veut, c'est dire rien. » Sous la plume de Blanchot, le Sadisme n'est alors plus jouissance d'une violence infligée aux autres, mais expression de « la solitude infinie de l'individu » dans un monde « où les rapports des êtres, les formes générales de la vie et jusqu'au langage, out est déjà consommé dans la destruction universelle. » ; « et désormais toutes les cruautés particulières ne sont plus destinées (.) qu'à apporter à l'Unique les agréables preuves de son existence au milieu de rien. » Si, comme Bataille le souligne, plus qu'un regard novateur, la lecture de Sade par Blanchot révèle une communauté de pensée, c'est sans doute à travers la conclusion de cette première étude majeure que Blanchot le solitaire témoigne le plus nettement de son attachement pour Sade l'Unique : « Et alors, on en vient à le penser : si les circonstances ont fait de Sade un homme à jamais réduit à la misère d'une éternelle prison, lui-même a su faire de sa prison l'image de la solitude de l'univers sur lequel règne sa seule gloire à jamais toute-puissante. Cette prison ne le gêne pas, elle est son œuvre, elle est à la mesure du monde sur lequel il a plus de droits que Dieu même, car non seulement il y règne en maître, mais il en a banni et exclu toutes les créatures. Tel est l'avantage du Destructeur sur le Créateur. Cet athée est plus Dieu que Dieu. Aussi le nomme-t-on divin. » [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] autograph manuscript that would appear under Some comments on Sade in Review No. 3-4 August 7, 1946 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Western Arabia and the Red Sea

      London: Intelligence Division, 1946. June 1946. Hardcover. VG+. 659 pp, profuse ill, plates (many folding) and large pull out folding map in rear pocket. Part of the geographical handbook series. The purpose of these handbooks was to supply a vast amount of information on various parts of the world. ...and the final result shows that the compilers certainly met their goals. Excellent, lengthy bibliography in rear. This volume was in fact produced and printed for official purposes during the war of 1939/45. Nice copy.

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        The Hobbit

      UK: George Allen & Unwin, 1946. 1st Edition 4th Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien First Edition George Allen & Unwin 1946. Fourth impression. No inscriptions, no foxing. Covers lightly marked. Near VG.

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