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        [Les Maîtres de l'estampe française contemporaine :] Maurice Asselin, dix estampes originales présentées par Gaston Diehl

      Paris: Rombaldi, 1946. Livre. Illus. by Maurice Asselin. Très bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l'illustrateur. Ed. originale. In-folio. Paris, Rombaldi, 1946. Coll. "Les Maîtres de l'estampe française contemporaine" (n° 4). 38,5 x 28,5 cm, in-folio, 2 ff. bl. - 7 ff. n. ch. portant 2 eaux-fortes dans le texte - 10 estampes (4 lithographies en noir, 1 lithographie en couleurs, 4 eaux-fortes, 1 pointe-sèche) toutes numérotées et signées par l'artiste à la mine de plomb et montées sous passe-partout - 3 ff. n. ch. - 3 ff. blancs, en feuilles sous couverture blanche rempliée et imprimée et portefeuille de l'éditeur. Tirage limité à 100 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil de Lana. Celui-ci n° 83. On JOINT une autre gravure de Maurice Asselin (format in-8, signée dans la planche). Bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 584) (2,5 kg).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Sampa: sagt Paul.

      Düsseldorf, Selbstverlag/Sampa GmbH, Groß-4°. Original-Halbleinenband. Illustrierter Pappschuber. Unpaginiert. Erste Ausgabe. Mit ganzseitigen, teils doppelblattgroßen Fotografien des 1946 in Zürich geborenen Fotografen Hannes Schmidt, der als Modefotograf für Vogue, Cosmopolitan Elle u.a. arbeitet. Auf 12 Blatt sehr starkem Karton gedruckte Firmenpublikation der Düsseldorfer Sampa Textil GmbH. Einband bestoßen, wenig fleckig, Schuber mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. With full page and double page photographs in b/w and color by Hannes Schmidt, fashion photographer worked for Vogue, Cosmopolitan a. o. Publication of the Düsseldorf fashion company Sampa, on 12 sheets strong cardboard-book in slipcase. Cover lightly bumped, lightly spotted,slipcase with traces of use. Good copy. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Firmengeschichte / firm history; Firmenschrift / firm publication; Fotografie / Photographie / photography; Modefotografie / Modephotographie / fashion photography

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Little House ,Her Story, First BRITISH edition of one of the Rarest and most sought after children's classics in Blue Color Dustjacket of Little Red House with Red Chimney & 2 Fruit Trees to Sides of Front Pathway & Green Lawn & S

      FABER London Printed Great Britain,, 1946 HBDJ, 1946, First British Edition. Stated 1st Published MCMXLVI Copyright Pg, , Cloth. Very Good-/GOOD, AS-IS, Green & Brown cloth with decorative Titling to cover & Replication of DJ Illustration, Stains to Spine Cover ENDS, , spine ends sunned where DW chipped, pictorial endpapers, small gift inscription to fep, DW price clipped, has some minor edge wear with short tears, spine ends chipped , small chip top edge of rear panel, light age browning or foxing, 40pp illustrated throughout in colour, Caldecott Prize Winner. Oblong quarto, 40 PGS,Small chips DJ Ends & tiny hole in Middle ,in Blue Color Dustjacket of Little Red House with Red Chimney & 2 Fruit Trees to Sides of Front Pathway & Green Lawn & Smiling Sunshine with 2 Birds Above within Green Circle, The Little House Stood in the Country, with Trees & Fields Around it, & WITH BIRDS & FLOWERS & CHILDREN For Company, In the Distance Twinkled the Lights of the Big city, & the Little House wondered what it would be Like to Live There. One Day Steam Shovels Dug a Road in Front of Little House. ,. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

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        Past All Dishonor

      1946 - CAIN, James M. Past All Dishonor. H.N. Swanson, [circa 1946]. Quarto, original mimeographed typescript measures 8-1/2 by 11 inches, bound with brads, original black wrappers, 185 leaves with typescript on recto only (paginated at 183), paper label affixed to front wrapper. $1650.Advance mimeographed typewritten draft of Cain’s Civil War crime novel, a favorite of Cain’s for its use of “the old switcheroo,” in manuscript format for submission to Hollywood studios, preceding the 1946 publication of his novel and containing parts changed in the final published edition.Submitted by James M. Cain’s agents at H.N. Swanson to Hollywood studios at the height of his career, this early manuscript of Past All Dishonor contains elements altered in the final published novel. Though it would ultimately be one of the few Cain novels not filmed, the novel, published in 1946, remained one of the writer’s favorite works, expressing a theme that defined his artâ€"the excitement of chasing a dream and the ruin hidden in its capture. Years later Cain recalled the novel with particular pride, particularly its use of “the old switcheroo” that was perfected in this story of Civil War deserter, a prostitute and a train robbery. “This was a very nice situation,” he noted, “and I was able to top it, and that’s always what you try to do… You pull it, you switch it, you top it” (Paris Review). H.N. Swanson, Cain’s literary agency, also represented writers such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Raymond Chandler. See Hubin, 62. Interior fine; several tiny closed tears to original fragile wrappers in near-fine condition. A unique and memorable piece of literary and film history. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Typescripts]: Tarzan Daily Comic Strips

      [New York: United Feature Syndicate. 1946]. 20 loose carbon typescript sheets, one with a pencil notation, with accompanying United Features Syndicate mailing envelope and cardboard stiffner. Overall near fine with toning to the first two sheets from interaction with the stiffner and light wear to the envelope from being mailed. A group of scripts for the Tarzan daily comic strips written by Richard Van Buren, a time when his father RaeBurn Van Buren acted as art director. The scripts detail 20 weeks worth of Tarzan adventures that ran in the late summer and fall of 1946. A unique artifact from the height of Tarzan's popularity. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Memorandum du Gouvernement de la République Fédérative Populaire de Yougoslavie sur le problème économique de Trieste. [AND:] Annexe au Mémorandum (.). [TWO VOLUMES].

      No Imprint (1946). - Two volumes. Royal quarto. I. Text Volume: Pp. 16, printed on recto only of thick leaves; II. Map Volume: 40 leaves of card-paper, numbered 1-29, tipped-in onto paper stubs, printed with maps, plans, diagrams, and other graphics, many in colour, many double-page. Some maps and overlays printed separately and tipped-in onto card leaves. Divisional title leaves. Original printed card wrappers. In about fine condition. (Wraps of map-volume bit rubbed, creased along extremities.) Excellent set. ~ First and only edition. Very rare. The large Atlas Volume was published as an annex to the Memorandum, and titled: "Annexe au Mémorandum du Gouvernement de la République Fédérative Populaire de Yougoslavie sur le problème économique de Trieste." Trieste (Trst), seaport in Northeast Italy, on an inlet (Gulf of Trieste) of the Adriatic. Part of Austria since 1382, it was annexed by Italy in 1918. In September 1943 the German army has occupied the city. It was liberated by Partisans in 1945 and went under Allied military occupation until 1947. Under the terms of the 1947 Peace Treaty with Italy, a Governor for the Free Territory of Trieste was to be selected and appointed by the United Nations Security Council. Until such appointment was made, the United States, Great Britain, and Yugoslavia were to administer and protect that Territory. In 1954 it was divided between Italy and Yugoslavia. [Descriptive text Copyright Librarium, The Hague]

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        LAFCADIO HEARN. By Vera McWilliams.

      Boston 1946, Houghton. FIRST EDITION. Buff cloth, very good,. dj., index, bibliography, 464p. EX-LIBRIS Vincent Starrett,. with two letters from Vera McWilliams signed & dated 1946.. AN EXCELLENT BIOGRAPHICAL RESOURCE This biographical study utilizes all previous biographies & works, thus rendering a valuable and comprehensive up-to- date study. Color scan of the cover can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        DIANA. Rivista venatoria quindicinale.

      Firenze, Rivista venatoria quindicinale. Undici volumi. In 4to (cm. 28); legature in mezza tela dell?epoca con applicata al piatto una copertina della rivista. Non tutte le copertine sono state conservate al momento della rilegatura. Disponiamo di 11 volumi con le seguenti annate: 1946 - 1947 - 1948 - 1949 - 1950 - 1951 - 1952 (di 24 fascicoli ognuna) - 1966 (24 fascicoli in 4 volumi). Axs

      [Bookseller: Libreria Bongiorno Paolo]
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        A Matter of Life and Death (Original UK Film Program, signed by Michael Powell)

      The Archers / Eagle-Lion, 1946. Original UK Program for the 1946 film, "A Matter of Life and Death" (released in the US as "Stairway to Heaven"), directed by Michael Powell, written for the screen by Emeric Pressburger, and starring David Niven, Kim Hunter, Richard Attenborough, Roger Livesey, and Raymond Massey. SIGNED by director Michael Powell on page 12, just above the photo next to his biographical sketch. While it is certainly arguable that the greatest Powell-Pressburger film is a 10-way tie for first place, "A Matter of Life and Death" is probably the most philosophically ambitious of their masterpieces. David Niven is a British wartime aviator who unwittingly cheats death, and must ultimately argue for his continued existence before a celestial court. In between these two events is a wildly imaginative and surreal tale, told first in Technicolor (on earth), then in Dye-Monochrome black-and-white (in heaven). This oversize program book evokes the spirit of the film beautifully, with clever use of two-color processes (mostly pink and blue) throughout. Includes biographies and large photos of the principal actors, reviews, an essay about the techniques used to shoot the film, and credits for the cast and crew. The credits and promotion are specific to the British (not international or American) distribution of the film through Eagle-Lion and General Distributors. Self-wrappers, 14.5 x 11.5 inches, saddle-stitched. Very Good plus condition with fine shallow creasing at the wrapper extremities.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Forty Drawings.

      Cambridge at the University Press. 1946 - First edition. Quarto. pp.[2], 40. Forty black-and-white plates. Introduction by Frank Kendon. Original paper-covered boards. The artist's scarce first book, drawings made while he was in captivity, from 1942 to 1945, in a Japanese prison camp.Presentation copy, inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper: "For Jean with the artist's best wishes - April 1954 - Ronald Searle".Covers a little marked. Very good indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        entre-temps.

      [Ed. du Point du Jour], [Paris], 1946 - Avec une eau-forte et quatre dessins de Henri Laurens. 49(4)S., Orig.-Klappenumschlag - Nr. 42 von 300 Exemplaren, vom Verfasser und vom Illustrator signiert - Frontispiz und Titelblatt gebräunt, Umschlag gebräunt und etwas knittrig, der beschädigte Rücken und einige Falze mit Japanpapier hinterlegt - Erste Ausgabe - FRBNF35873082, (le calligraphe, [4]). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Josef Müller]
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        Song of the Thin Man (Original screenplay for the 1947 film, copy belonging to actress Marie Windsor)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1946. Completed script for the 1947 film. Copy belonging to Marie Windsor, who played Helen Amboy in the film, with her ownership name in holograph pencil on the front wrapper. The sixth and final entry in what has been regarded by many the greatest mystery film series ever made, cowritten by noted crime and adventure novelist and screenwriter Steve Fisher, Hammett, and others. Nick and Norah (Powell and Loy) are aboard a gambling cruise ship, where cocktails, jazz musicians, and suspects are waiting around every corner. A singer named Fran Ledue Page (Gloria Grahame) keeps things jumping in the floating club's jazz orchestra, debuting a sultry version of Herb Magidson and Ben Oakland's "You're Not So Easy to Forget." Goldenrod studio wrappers, noted as COMPLETE on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 111, dated 11-18-46, with credits for screenwriters Perrin, O'Hanlon, and Crane. Title page not present. 119 leaves, mimeograph, with white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 10-26-46 and 11-25-46. Pages Near Fine, wrapper about Near Fine bound with two gold brads.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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.

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        THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1946. Hardcover. 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. Gian Battista Piranesi. 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        LA VITA DI CRISTO. La parole, i miracoli, la parole di Cristo. Poema grafico

      Cenobio, 115 pp., Milano 1946 - Author's inscription and signature on half-title page. Includes an original engraving in aquafortis by the author. Number 7 of 250 copies. Fully illustrated in b&w and color. Some folding illustrations. Bookplate at first pages. Spine present but detached. Text in italian. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buenos Aires Libros]
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        Story in Prints. First Edition. Volume 1-[4]. December 1, 1946. For the Use of World Export Trade of Silk Fabrics.

      102 numbered sheets, each with a hand-painted sample, ranging from 370 x 300 to 150 x 120 mm., & three smaller hand-painted samples measuring 40 x 40 mm., totaling 408 hand-painted samples. Each volume has 9 preliminary leaves of text. Large folio (533 x 442 mm.), orig. canvas-covered boards, each with titling on the upper cover, sewn as issued. [Tokyo]: Compiled by Boeki-Cho the Board of Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry of Japan, [1946]. First edition of this magnificent work containing 408 hand-painted samples on paper of designs for textiles available for production. Following the end of World War II, the Supreme Commander for Allied Powers (SCAP) and the Japanese Board of Trade were eager for Japan to revive industries and to build up foreign exchange reserves through trade. The production of textiles was an immediate avenue to pursue. This set of albums was compiled to display the possible designs available, produced either by screen or stencil or by roller printing. Some of the designs could only be executed by hand while others could be printed by roller. The preliminary leaves detail minimum quantities to be ordered, fastness of colors, variation of colors, prices, delivery, widths and lengths, quality control, shipping methods, production abilities, and instructions on how to order. The names of the designers of each sample are given as well as the names of the principal textile manufacturers of Japan. We learn from the preliminary leaves David Heritch, a textile expert attached to the Foreign Trade Division of SCAP, assisted the designers. The samples are all hand-painted and of the greatest beauty. The 102 large samples, measuring 370 x 150 to 150 x 120 mm., contain the principal design and the smaller samples, three each, depict color variation possibilities. Fine set. One of the small samples has come loose and is attached to the tissue guard sheet, obscuring the image. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Vingt-cinq-et-un poèmes

      first edition.Precious autograph signed by Tristan Tzara Julien Gracq.Illustrated book of drawings by Hans Arp.Mors split Length, a little lack in foot of the back, traces of rubbing on the sidelines of the first flat with slight lack of paper. Editions de la revue Fontaine Paris 1946 14,5x19,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        WHEN THE GOING WAS GOOD

      London: Duckworth. 1946. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author. Original yellow cloth with blue titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and the cloth clean. The contents are lightly spotted to the text block edge and are free from previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the bright and attractive price-clipped dustwrapper which is lightly rubbed and creased to the extremities with a few pieces of tape to the underside. A very scarce title in signed state. Inscribed by the author in black ink on the front free endpaper ?"For Cottesmore School / Building Fund / from / Evelyn Waugh?". Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Acta Mathematica. Hrsg. von Institut Mittag-Leffler.

      Heidelberg (u.a.), Springer, 1946-2002. - ISSN: 0001-5962. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 160000 8° u. 4°. Grüne Bibliotheks-Leineneinbände.

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

      Allen & Unwin, London 1946 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Giles : Sunday Express and Daily Express cartoons. [Large collection of 43 paperback annuals, 2 hardback biographies, 1 calendar. Publication dates: 1946-1999]

      London : Beaverbrook Publications / Daily Express,, 1946, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, First Edition. "Large collection of Giles annuals and related titles published 1947-1999 Contents: 41 paperback annuals, series nos. 1, 2, 4-32, 38, 40-46, published 1946-1982 -- 50th Giles commemorative annual, published 1996 -- 52nd series annual, published 1998 -- Collectors Second World War Limited edition, in the original slipcase (paperback facsimile of the 1st edition, 1946) -- Giles at War / Peter Tory. 1st edition, 1994 HB/DJ, ISBN: 0717210411 -- Giles: a life in cartoons : the authorised biography of Britain's leading cartoonist / Peter Tory. 1st edition, 1992 HB/DJ, ISBN: 0747206783 -- Giles Cartoons and Calendar 1999. ". "Large collection of Giles annuals and related titles published 1947-1999 Contents: 41 paperback annuals, series nos. 1, 2, 4-32, 38, 40-46, published 1946-1982 -- 50th Giles commemorative annual, published 1996 -- 52nd series annual, published 1998 -- Collectors Second World War Limited edition, in the original slipcase (paperback facsimile of the 1st edition, 1946) -- Giles at War / Peter Tory. 1st edition, 1994 HB/DJ, ISBN: 0717210411 -- Giles: a life in cartoons : the authorised biography of Britain's leading cartoonist / Peter Tory. 1st edition, 1992 HB/DJ, ISBN: 0747206783 -- Giles Cartoons and Calendar 1999. " Size: "8vo 8" - 9" tall". 0 pages. "All titles are in a very good to near fine condition. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.". Quantity Available: 1. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 223549.

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        The Stardust Road.

      New YOrk: Rinehart and Company, Inc.,, 1946. Octavo. Original green cloth with titles to spine in black on pink. With the dust jacket. 6 plates. Bookplate to front pastedown, ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, boards lightly spotted, faint marginal stain to contents. A very good copy in the jacket with sunned spine, short closed tear to head of front panel, and some shallow chips to extremities. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the first blank.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The House Of The Winds

      Faber & Faber Ltd 1946 - shelfware to the dust jacket. Name to the end page. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Revival Books Ltd]
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        Aquarell - Berlin Unter den Linden -signiert 1948 43x30 B. Hempel .seltene Nachkriegszeichnung - zerstörtes Berlin.

      1946 - Aquarell/Zeichnung von Hempel - zeigt deutlich Kriegseinwirkungen vermtl. 1946 Ecke Unter den Linden - Friedrichstraße. Sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. 09.03E Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        Titus Groan (In the First Issue Wrapper)

      Eyre And Spottiswoode 1946 - The First UK printing published by Eyre and Spottiswoode in 1946.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.Light pushing a the spine ends with a tiny amount of rubbing at the lower corner tips.Mild dustiness to the text block.The gilt spine titling is slightly dulled.The book is free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.It is the correct First Issue Wrapper with NO reviews to the rear flap and correctly priced at 15s. net.It has slight edge wear at the spine ends with a little toning to the edges.Small closed tear to the rear upper edge.A little staining and soiling in places but far less than usually encountered.The Mervyn Peake designed wrapper artwork looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.The first title in the highly acclaimed 'Gormenghast' trilogy.Collectible with such attributes. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: Military Hospital South Africa 1947

      South Africa. 1946-1947. Oblong small quarto measuring 7" x 10". Green plastic photo album with "postcard album" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 98 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2.5" and 3.5" x 4.5" with some captions. Album is near fine with slightly bowed boards with fine photographs.A collection of photos from the Baragwanath Military Hospital, also referred to as BMH, in South Africa shortly after World War II beginning in 1946. Commissioned in 1940, BMH was built in response to the hostilities of World War II and the large number of causalities. The British War office requested that South Africa create two hospitals with a total of 1,200 beds for the Middle East Command. Fueled by a war that was not going well for the Allies, the hospital was completed and able to admit it's first patient six months after it's approval and was named "The Imperial Military Hospital, Baragwanath". By the end of the war the hospital was treating men from both the Middle Eastern and Far Eastern Commands, most of whom suffered from Tuberculosis.The photos here show the hospital post war where British and Commonwealth soldiers were still recovering from their war wounds and disease they contracted while fighting. The album appears to have been kept by one of the medical staff of the hospital and shows uniformed men on and off duty in South Africa. The barracks and tented encampments used throughout the facility are shown here with men posing for pictures. One photo shows an orderly dressed up in scrubs with a face mask and a knife tucked into his belt. There are photos of the coast depicting battleships, including the HMS Bermuda, as well as men swimming during their leisure time with action shots of diving and men lounging on beaches. The city of Johannesburg is seen in pictures of the locals, the town center, and shops. One drug store has a sign that announces they speak English. In 1947 the Royal Family made the journey to South Africa and stopped at BMH to visit soldiers and present medals to those wounded in action. The photos here show the preparation for the Royal family with men laying a carpet for the King to stand on when handing out the medals. There is a distant shot of the Royal Family standing in front of the crowd and a photograph of the crowd as they stand aside while the Royals pass through. The hospital was eventually bought by the government of South Africa and began to focus it's care on the indigenous black population. It is now the largest hospital in South Africa.An intriguing collection of post war photography from a military hospital. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care

      Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1946 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LOS PRINCIPIOS DE LAS CIENCIAS.

      Espasa- Calpe., Mexico, 1946 - Tapa dura con sobrecubiertas destrozadas; correcto estado de conservacion. Tamaño: 22,5 x 15,5 cm., 416 pag. CIENCIAS LEA NUESTRAS CONDICIONES DE VENTA Y GASTOS DE ENVIO. EN ABRIL 15% DESCUENTO EN LOS LIBROS

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        DRESSED TO KILL (Unique Manuscript Screenplay Archive for the 1946 Universal Studios SHERLOCK HOLMES film adaptation based on Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Scandal In Bohemia" and "The Adventure of the Dancing Men.")

      Universal Studios 1946 - Doyle, A. Conan. DRESSED TO KILL [here bearing the initial, later discarded, title "Prelude To Murder"]. Los Angeles: Universal Studios, 1946. This unique film studio screenplay archive consists of THREE original screenplays. 1. A "First Revised Draft" dated January 3rd, 1946, the screenwriter's original carbon copy typescript, unannotated, on 94pp of onion-skin paper. Brad-bound in original drab brown Universal Studios covers which are a little brittle and chipped else Very Good, bearing the stamped production number 7337. 2. Complete 78pp brad-bound shooting script consisting of a mix of original ribbon-copy typescript and studio-mimeographed white pages, dated January 16th, 1946 with production number 7337 stamped on the cover. This remarkable writer's draft contains extensive author-revised annotations, emendations, revisions and additions throughout. This is accomplished via cut-and-paste, the insertion of additional leaves, and new dialogue and description scrawled on the versos, an exceptional artifact which boldly captures the revision process of this last entry in the Sherlock Holmes' Universal Studios film series. The front cover has been neatly reinforced with tape and bears the original penciled filing notation indicating that this particular script is the copy from which the final draft was produced. 3. Dated April 25th, 1946, the complete original studio-mimeographed self-wrapper final post-production dialogue continuity script, bound with two brads at the top. In Very Good condition. The title, DRESSED TO KILL, refers to the film's wily femme fatale Hilda Courtney (played by Patricia Morison), an homage to Irene Adler from "A Scandal In Bohemia" complete with a familiar misdirection trick which Hilda uses to fool Watson into revealing a hidden location. The plot is an amalgam of several Holmes stories but also draws from other plots in the Universal Sherlock film canon: a convicted thief in Dartmoor Prison hides stolen Bank of England printing plates inside three music boxes -- leading to the murder or attempted murder of their owners, using the central device of a secret code which, of course, only Holmes can brilliantly break. Starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce in their final film together, DRESSED TO KILL opened on June 7th, 1946 to excellent reviews but also to rumors that it was to be the last of the Universal Sherlock films; by October of that year Producer Roy William Neill, truly the visionary of the film series, died and that signaled the end of one of the most successful franchises in Universal Studios history. Unique. Please see the other Universal Sherlock scripts we have in stock. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      The Ward Ritchie Press; Edwards & Williams; & The Progress Press 1946 - 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! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [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.

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        AVENTURA DE FLAS GORDON. (PRIMERA EDICIÓN COMPLETA. 18 NÚMEROS) - AVENTURA DE FLASH GORDON. - CARLOS EL INTRÉPIDO

      HISPANO AMERICANA DE EDICIONES, S.A., BARCELONA 1946 - ENCUADERNADOS EN UN TOMO EN HOLANDESA. CONTIENE LOS 18 NÚMEROS CORRESPONDIENTES A LA SERIE COMPLETA DE LA PRIMERA EDICIÓN DE 1946 DE FLASH GORDON, CONSERVA PORTADAS ORIGINALES. 1. EL MÓNSTRUO DE LOS HIELOS 2. EL ANILLO DE FUEGO. 3. CAMARADAS EN PELIGRO. 4. LA PATRULLA DE LA MUERTE 5. EN EL PAÍS DE TRÓPICA 6. FUGA AUDAZ 7. TRAGADOS POR EL ABISMO 8. EL MUNDO AL REVÉS 9. EL DESIERTO DE FUEGO, 10. LOS BANDIDOS DE GUNDAR 11. LA TRAICIÓN DE BRAZOR 12. AMIGOS EN LA NECESIDAD 13. EL RESCATE DE DESIRA 14. LOS MISTERIOS DE MARVELA 15. KANG EL CRUEL 16. LOS HOMBRES DEL ESPACIO 17. LUCHA ATÓMICA 18. CONSPIRACIÓNPOR OTRO LADO, EN EL MISMO EJEMPLAR CONTIENE LOS SIGUIENTES NÚMEROS DE CARLOS EL INTRÉPIDO: 11-LA NUBE DELTERROR, 12-A TRAVÉS DEL TIEMPO, 13-UNA AVENTURA EN UN ATOMO15-EL ASTRO DE FUEGO, 16-PERDIDOS EN EL MUNDO ATÓMICO, 17-VAGANDO POR EL ESPACIO,18-LA FORTALEZA DE ALAMUT,19-PERDIDOS EN EL ATLÁNTICO, 20-LAS MONTAÑAS DEL TIGRE Y EL LEÓN, 21-EL RAPTO DE LA SEÑORITA GALE, 22-EL FUGITIVO, 23-EN LAS MAZMORRAS DE ALAMUT,24-LA CARAVANA DEL DESIERTO,25-MAS ALTA DE LA PUERTA DE CRISTAL,26-EI IDOLO DE LA CAVERNA (ESTE ESTÁ INCOMPLETO FALTA ÚLTIMA HOJA), ESTOS NÚMEROS SE CORRESPONDEN CON LA EDICIÓN DE 1942 Y ALGUNO TIENE ALGUNA HOJA SUELTA, SE CONSERVAN LAS PORTADAS ORIGINALES AL IGUAL QUE EN LOS ANTERIORES. Size: 31 X 22

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: De blinde reiziger]
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        Metamorphosis

      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]

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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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        THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

      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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