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        L'aigle à deux têtes EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1946. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1946, 15x21cm, broché. - First edition, one of eight numbered copies on Imperial Japan, leading copies. Very nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 8 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon impérial, tirage de tête. Très bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Description d'un combat EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Maeght éditeur, 1946. Fine. Maeght éditeur, Paris 1946, 24x30,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise. - First edition of the French translation by Clara Malraux, one of 300 numbered copies on vellum paper after 50 only major Auvergne. Book illustrated with 16 original lithographs of which 8 Text-off Jean-Michel Atlan. Preface by Bernard Groethuysen. A small spot at the head of a contreplat, nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Clara Malraux, un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin, seuls grands papiers après 50 Auvergne. Ouvrage illustré de 16 lithographies originales dont 8 hors-texte de Jean-Michel Atlan. Préface de Bernard Groethuysen. Une petite tache en tête d'un contreplat, agréable exemplaire.

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        History Of Western Philosophy

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd,, 1946. and its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day. Octavo. Original grey and white cloth, spine lettered in yellow on brown. With the dust jacket. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, a few slight marks to cloth, minor foxing to contents; an excellent copy in the bright jacket with nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression. Russell's compendious account of the history of philosophy was a triumph of his populist craft and is perhaps his most famous book. Copies in collectible condition in the dust jackets, which were printed on the backs of surplus Second World War maps, are now scarce.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        South of Market, San Francisco, from the Bay

      San Francisco: 1946. Watercolor. Signed and dated lower right. 14.5 x 21 inches on heavy rag paper. Provenance: Estate of the artist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919, Jason Schoener came from a family of distinguished American artists. He was the nephew of sculptor/painter William Zorach and his wife, painter Marguerite Zorach. Beginning in 1939, Schoener spent his summers at the Zorach family farm in Georgetown, Maine, where he studied art with his Uncle William. After service in the Pacific during WWII, Schoener served as an instructor, department chairman, and dean at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. Schoener's other teaching assignments included Mills College in Oakland, California, and the Athens Technological Institute in Greece. Meanwhile, Schoener continued to use his Georgetown and then Robinhood homes Maine as a summer studio. Over the span of almost two decades, Schoener had several solo exhibitions at the Midtown Gallery on East 57th Street in New York City. His works are in many museum and private collections, including the Oakland Museum and the Whitney Museum in New York. He died in 1997.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Anthem

      Pamphleteers 1946 - First Edition, First Printing. This copy is authentically SIGNED by Ayn Rand on the title page. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's wraps. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Typed letter signed.

      Pacific Palisades, California, 8. I. 1946. - 4to. 1 p. In English, to Dr. Andor Klay, on his imprinted stationery: "But isn't it a strange and characteristic phenomenon of the mental condition of the German of today that the author feels he must apologize for me because of my letter to Molo and even because of my broadcast during the war? He says that, after all, one cannot expect me to possess the qualities of a political fighter, - and all the while I had imagined to have indeed been something like a political fighter during the last two decades".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        History of the Work of the Depot Engineer Division 55th QM Base Depot [SIGNED BY CAPTAIN NORRIS T. PINDAR, JR]

      Reims, France: 55th Quartermaster Base Depot, 1946. First edition. Softcover. g to g+. Oblong quarto (15 x 9 3/8"). [1] leaf (Title), 31 leaves (Text), [55] leaves (Plates). Original stapled tracing paper in illustrated wrappers. Pasted on inside of front cover is a hand-signed typed document, dated 21 March 1946 stating: "I certify that I have examined the "History of the Work of the Depot Engineer Division, 55 Quartermaster Base Depot," and find that it contains no secret, confidential, or other classified information. Charles T. Mitchell, Captain, FA. Depot Security Officer 55th QM Base Depot / I certify that I have presented this copy of the "History of the Work of the Depot Engineer Division, 55 Quartermaster Base Depot," to prisoner of war Major Fisher, Heinz, and it is my wish that he be permitted to retain possession of this book. Norris T. Pindar, Jr (hand-signed). Captain, QMC. Depot Engineer, 55th QM Base Depot." This rare work explores a full year of numerous achievements realized by the US Army 55th QM Base Depot in Reims, France, since the appointment of Captain John L. Parsons as officer in charge of the Utilities Section (8 February, 1945). The text of this history is supplemented with 55 sketches, charts, tables, and rosters selected to illustrate the magnitude of the work done by Parsons, his assistants, and 140 German prisoners of war. The Daily Activities Report for 8 February 1946 consisting of 5 leaves, is included as an appendix. The numerous architectural drawings, perspective views, sketches, and plans depict storage areas and display rooms; original offices and shops; a plan of the installations of the 55th QM Base Depot; the pigeon yard; the fuel dump; improvised issue sheds; refrigerator - cold storage area; improvised storage shed with canvas cover; the convoy refueling point; garages and grease ramp, etc.. Includes, the organizational charts of the storage and distribution division throughout the year, and the labor utilization chart. The last five leaves are rosters listing all the officers and enlisted men of the Depot Engineer Division, as well as all the POW officers and important PW/EM who have been working with the 55th QM Base Depot. Front cover creased at center, and along fore-edge. Moderate soiling and offsetting to title page. Sporadic offsetting at verso of leaves (not affecting text or illustrations). Wrappers in overall good-, interior in good+ condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Los Ladrilleros (The Bricklayers)

      Mexico, 1946. Lithograph. 14 x 11 inches. signed in pencil lower right. Matted. Firmada, S/F, Técnica impresión sobre Piedra Litografica, Medidas 35 x 29 cm.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Miracle de la rose EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      s.l. (Lyon): L'Arbalète, 1946. Fine. L'Arbalète, s.l. (Lyon) s.d. (circa 1946), 23x29cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - First Edition, one of 475 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper reserved for subscribers only draw. Binding to bradel editor "cartonnage" ecru, author's name in red letters on the back. Two small spots without gravity on the back, otherwise good copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 475 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil réservés aux souscripteurs, seul tirage. Reliure à la bradel de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage écru, nom de l'auteur en caractères rouges au dos. Deux petites taches sans gravité sur le dos, sinon agréable exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        MAN IN THE MANHOLE

      BALLANTINE, BILL. [BROWN,MARGARET WISE]. THE MAN IN THE MANHOLE AND THE FIX-IT MEN by Juniper Sage. NY: William R. Scott 1946. 4to (8 x 9 3/4"), pictorial boards, corners worn and slight chipping to spine paper, overall VG. 1st edition of this rare Brown book written with Edith Hurd. One of Scott's creative education books, this shows what "fix-it men" do underneath the streets and in the air. Marvelously illustrated by Bill Ballantine in color, this copy is also INSCRIBED BY BALLANTINE! Apart from being an illustrator, Ballantine's fascination with the circus led him to becoming a professional clown along with Emmett Kelley for Ringling Brother's Barnum and Bailey Circus. See Bader p.391 who calls this "a lark with a firm superstructure in fact." Rare.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Dix courts sur la méthode EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Seghers, 1946. Fine. Seghers, Paris 1946, 16,5x22,5cm, broché. - Original, one of 400 copies numbered on pure Lafuma wire, one draw with 52 Johannot Edition. Exceptional copy enriched 9 stunning original pastels, signed the first and most double page, Ernst Engel-Pak was in the 1920s a representative of abstraction. Our copy, the justification of the draw has this handwritten precision of the artist: "Original Engel-Pak, XLVII Illustrations few tiny bites affect the first board dumps pastel backs to certain pages.. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 400 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil Lafuma, seul tirage avec 52 Johannot. Exceptionnel exemplaire enrichi de 9 superbes dessins originaux au pastel, le premier signé et la plupart à double page, de Ernst Engel-Pak qui fut dès les années 1920 un représentant de l'abstraction. Notre exemplaire, à la justification du tirage comporte cette précision manuscrite de l'artiste: " Illustrations originales d'Engel-Pak, XLVII. Quelques minuscules piqures affectent le premier plat, décharges de pastel aux versos de certaines pages.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Esquisse d'une psychologie du Cinéma

      Gallimard 1946 - Paris, aux éditions Gallimard, 1946 In 4 (20,50 cm x 28,50 cm), non paginé, 60 pp. non coupées Broché à couvertures souples rempliées. Exemplaire en bon très bon état. Petits plis sur le coin supérieur de certains feuillets. Édition originale numérotée XVI/XXV sur papier vergé de Hollande, au filigrane. Édition imprimée avec soin en rouge et noir. "Ces réflexions nées de l’expérience que j’avais acquise en tournant les morceaux de L’ESPOIR dont nous avons tenté de faire un film, ne seront sans doute pas réunies à d’autres essais. Des bibliophiles ont souhaité les posséder. C’est à leur intention qu’a été établie cette édition qui ne sera pas réimprimée" (Avertissement). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arnaud Mary]
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        Le chemin des écoliers EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Gallimard, 1946. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1946, 12x19cm, broché. - First Edition, one of 105 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, leading copies 19 with Holland paper. Two pale and very slight traces of sunshine in the middle of the back and head of the first flat, fine copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 105 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête avec 19 Hollande. Deux pâles et très légères traces d'insolation en milieu du dos et en tête du premier plat, bel exemplaire.

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        FLORA DE CUBA [Complete in Five Volumes]

      Habana, Cuba; Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico: Cultural, S.A.; P. Fernandez; Editorial Universitaria Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1946-1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. 5 - Small 4to. volumes. I: Black cloth with gilt title design to front, spine. In original dust jacket; II-IV uniform: Printed wraps in original illustrated outer wrappers; V: Printed wraps. Volumes I-IV printed in Cuba. Each a first printing, complete with original dust wrappers. Tomo V printed in Puerto Rico with a publication date of 1962 to the title and copyright pages but with 1963 to the outer wrapper, possibly an early printing of the original edition. Mild edgewear to wrappers of II-IV; V with section of loss from spine. Generally sound, clean; texts unmarked. Very good overall. A complete, five volume, Spanish language set. The series was undertaken by the French De La Salle Brother Frere Leon (Born Joseph Sylvestre Sauget), noted as the lone author of Volume I. Collaborating on Volumes II-IV and completing Volume V after Leon's death in 1955, was fellow De La Salle Brother Frere Alain (Henri Alain Liogier). This set remains the standard and most complete botanical reference to date on the island of Cuba. Out of print. All volumes uncommon, complete sets scarce in the trade. Illustrated with drawings and photograph reproductions throughout. Each volume indexed. 441pp.; 456pp; 502pp.; 556pp.; 362pp.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        The House on the Borderland

      Sauk City, Arkham House. 1946, 1946. First US Edition. Strikingly bound in half black morocco over black cloth boards. Gilt titles to spine. Hodgson's adventure-philosopher is projected into a vastly distant Dying Earth future, in a story that is one of the most important influences on H.P. Lovecraft and his little cabal of twisty-headed contemporaries. Not merely containing the House On The Borderland, which the word 'seminal' only begins to describe, but also The Night Land (which makes the vision of Lovecraft look all cramped and unambitious by comparison) in convoy with The Ghost Pirates and The Boats Of Glen Carrig, tales packed to the top-sails with giant octopods, Sargasso weed and ghostly ships that pass in the night. Hyperbole aside (I believe that's also a place invented by Robert E. Howard), William Hope Hodgson has to rate as one of the best and most underrated writers of the weird and bizarre. His short but eventful life contained much in the way of adventure and invention, and the greater part of that leaps from his tales like the spray from a following sea.

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        Le jardin d'Hyacinthe EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1946. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1946, 12x19cm, relié. - First french edition, one copy of the service presse.binding green half morocco, spine with five nerves, when golden tail, flat marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, covers and spine preserved, golden head, elegant binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author Maurice Blanchot: "... who could read Hyacinthe, I offer here a garden ..." Some small minor foxing mainly affecting the entire boards and the guards copy of his copy of insérer.Bel prayer perfectly established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition française, un des exemplaires du service de presse.Reliure en demi maroquin vert, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Henri Bosco à Maurice Blanchot : "... qui a su lire Hyacinthe, j'offre, ici, son jardin..." Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité affectant essentiellement les plats et les gardes, exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer.Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. („E. Wolf-Ferrari").

      Bad Aussee, 3. Juni 1946. - 1½ SS. Gr.-8vo. Mit Stempel der amer. Militärzensur. Beiliegend eh. adressierter Briefumschlag, ebenfalls von der amer. Militärzensur mit einem Klebestreifen „Army Examiner" versehen. An die Cellistin Freda v. Bültzingslöwen über die Veröffentlichung seiner Cello-Sonate: „[.] Ueber meine Cello-Sonate mit Klavier und meine Cellokonzertphantasie mit Orchester, die, wie ich sehe, zusammen als ein Werk identifiziert werden, kann ich nur folgendes schreiben: sie existieren vor der Hand nur in einem einzigen Manuscript und können nicht aufgeführt bevor sie nicht gedruckt bzw. veröffentlich[t] sein werden. Das wird, den heutigen Verhältnissen entsprechend, nicht sehr bald der Fall sein können. Vor der Hand ist also die Frage, wo und wer sie zuerst uraufführen soll, noch verfrüht [.]".

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        The Fourth Marine Division in World War II, Foreword By Robert Sherrod (with Misc records)

      Washington, DC: Infantry Journal Press, 1946. First Edition. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good. Quarto. . 237p. illustrations, color maps, medals, portraits. Lists of those who were KIA and those who died of wounds from the war. As Robert Sherrod notes in his introduction, the Fourth Marine Division was in combat a little over 60 days in World War II but saw more action than many actions seen in 600 days. The division lost about seventy-five percent of the original divisional strength. He writes: "I was privileged to be with the Fourth at Saipan and Iwo. They were men who believed in their Country, in their Corps and in their division." Laid in is (1) the original recruitment list in San Diego, an 8 page stencil document dated December 10, 1943 with the names of 437 men plus signed by First Lieutenant Ford E. Wilkins. Wilkins is listed Machine Gunner at Base Headquarters in the U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, and later achieved the rank of Captain; He had established the First Sergeants School in San Diego in 1942 but was put in charge of training the newest recruits in 1943. Also an 10" x 8" photograph of the 892nd Platoon U.S. Marine Corps, San Diego, 1943. Photograph shows Platoon Sergeant was L.E. Williamson. Also names of PFC's W.M. Kendel and R.C. Sherman. [Richard Garth Sherman, 894282, no. 105 on list]; (3) a 4th Marine Division Patch; (4) two apparently unrelated newspaper clippings about World War II. Also on the list is James L. Denig who won the Silver Star and died on January 31, 1944 (see valor.militarytimes.com). While the original First Edition is scarce in itself, the support materials included make this a very important item for the collector of U.S. Marine History.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        OUR DESTRUCTION IN PICTURES. UNSERE VERWUSTUNGEN IN BILDERN

      BERGEN-BELSEN: OUR VOICE, 1946.. First edition.. Oblong 4to. (approx 11.5 x 14.5 inches). pp.38. B/w photo illusts. Card covers, some shelf-wear, with loss of fragile pictorial front cover.The rear card cover and the exposed title page is lightly creased, spotted, browned. Black paper covering to staples is chipped to spine, with loss to front edge [see digital photo]. Other than a few fingermarks the contents are bright and clean. Contents are very good.indeed. Collected and edited by the authors under the auspices of the Central Committee of the Liberated Jews in the British Zone. Published with some harrowing photographs, many taken from German archives. Four title pages and photo captions in 4 languages: Yiddish, Hebrew, English and German. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        SULLIVANT'S ABC ZOO

      - ABC. (SULLIVANT) SULLIVANT'S ABC ZOO. NY: Old Wine Press 1946. 4to, cloth spine, gold pictorial boards, corner bumped and light edge wear else VG+. First (and probably only) edition of this alphabet. The publishers compiled this alphabet from the artist's best published work and created a comical ABC. Each page is illustrated in b&w (Sullivant worked in line) accompanied by clever verse by Sullivant: N is for Noah. Thank you Noah for saving the deer's doe/ Yak, anteater, pig, ARMADILLO,/ Emu, sheep, cow and hen - Yes, and even the men. / But why did you save the MOSQUITO?" Sullivant, who died in 1926 was inspired by A.B. Frost's work. His work is found in many magazines including Judge and Life and his comical exaggerated drawing style is still inspiring artists today. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pheasant Hunting

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. First edition, No. 49 of 350 signed copies on special paper, with an extra color plate. Color plates from paintings, line drawings, and photographs by Lynn Bogue Hunt. x, [2], 227, [9] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in three quarter blue morocco and marbled boards. Gilt emblematically tooled spine, with brown morocco labels, t.e.g. Fine. First edition, No. 49 of 350 signed copies on special paper, with an extra color plate. Color plates from paintings, line drawings, and photographs by Lynn Bogue Hunt. x, [2], 227, [9] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Delightful reminiscences and practical advice on taking this "noisy, gaudy, tough, hard-flying game bird"; with excellent illustrations by Hunt (including a photograph of the artist himself). Heller 2:671

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        Gudens hustru. En hednisk kultkomedi i sju scener.

      - Stockholm; Bonniers, 1946. Originalupplaga. 19,5x13 cm. 156, (1, 1 blank) s. Häftad med tryckt omslag. Rygghuvudet obetydligt nött. Det överdimensionerade omslaget är aningen veckat i nedre marginalerna. Ett litet bläckstreck på främre omslag. Deltitelbladet och främre omslagets verso något gulnade av ilagt tidningsurklipp. Fint ex. Dedikation: "Till min käraste (särskilt tillägnas henne sidorna 118-121!) / Författaren / 18 oktober 1946". [?To my dearest / (especially the pages 118-121 are dedicated to her!) / The Author / 18th of October 1946?]. Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973), Swedish journalist, social critic, and one of Sweden?s foremost authors of the 20th century. He was born in Algutsboda in the province of Småland, where his father served as a soldier. Moberg worked in his youth with farming and forestry. After a few years of schooling, he worked as a journalist at different provincial newspapers, in which he also published his first short stories. His breakthrough as an author came in 1927 with the novel ?Raskens. The Story of a Soldier?s Family?, where he depicts the life of the tenant farmers in 19th century Småland. His foremost work, which has been widely translated and is considered one of the finest epic works in Swedish 20th century literature, is ?The Emigrant Novels? (1949-1959). In this tetralogy he describes the Swedish emigration to North America through the story of the farmer Karl Oskar Nilsson and his wife Kristina. Moberg was politically engaged and always fought for individual rights, and for the abolition of the monarchy and the State Church of Sweden. He intervened in affairs of corrupt legal practice and published the bestselling book ?Why I am a Republican? (1955). His political views were inspired by his visits to USA and by the Swiss constitution. Moberg had a love affair with a woman named Kristina, whose name he used for the main character Kristina from Duvemåla of ?The Emigrant Novels? This love affair has remained unknown for over half a century, until a collection of his novels, all inscribed by Moberg to Kristina [Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005)], appeared on the market. Judging from the tone in the inscriptions, the relation between Moberg and Kristina was initially intimate and loving, and gradually devolving into affection. In the early inscriptions from the 1940s Moberg writes, for instance: ?To Kristina, my confidant and beloved!?, and in the play ?Chastity? he writes: ?Vilhelm Moberg?s chastity ? what is left of it is hereby dedicated to Kristina? The later in-scriptions from the 1960s contain phrases like: ?with a devout greeting? and ?from her affectionate Vilhelm? In the copy of ?The Emigrants? (?Utvandrarna?, 1949) Moberg writes: ?To Kristina, my be loved, who has lent her name to the female main character in this book, with gratitude and love from The Author.? In the last inscription, in the pocket edition of ?The Emigrant Novels? from 1969, he returns to the fact that she has given her name to Kristina from Duvemåla, which shows that the thought of her had occupied his mind during all these years, and it is also a sign of her probable influence on his writing from 1945 onwards. What further strengthens this opinion is the copy of ?Our Unborn Son?, a play from 1945, which deals with the issue of abortion. This is the only one of these books that has been bestowed with a fine leather binding, with a pocket at end of the volume where Kristina has collected newspaper cuttings on the book and its author, suggesting that the theme of this novel was essential to her. The book was translated into Danish in 1947, and in the collection there is a copy of the Danish edition which has been inscribed to Kristina by the translator thus: ?? This book, which is partly about you?? [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson, Antikvariat.]
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        Vingt-cinq-et-un poèmes EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Editions de la revue Fontaine, 1946. Fine. Editions de la revue Fontaine, Paris 1946, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Partly original edition on the current paper. Precious autograph signed by the author Raymond Queneau. Book illustrated with 12 drawings in full page of Hans Arp. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en partie originale sur papier courant. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Tristan Tzara à Raymond Queneau. Ouvrage illustré de 12 dessins à pleine page de Hans Arp.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        L'enseigne de Gersaint

      Edition, one of 60 numbered copies on Ingres Guarro, deluxe edition. Beautiful copy. Ides et calendes Genève 1946broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Elemente der Mathematik / Revue de Mathematiques Elementaires / Rivista di Mathematica Elementaire.

      Basel u.a., Birkhäuser u.a., 1946-1990.. Jahrgänge 1 (1946) - 45 (1990) in 16 Bänden. 8°. Blaue Leineneinbände.. ISSN: 0013-6018. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        Morts sans sépulture EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Lausanne: Marguerat, 1946. Fine. Marguerat, Lausanne 1946, 14,5x21,5cm, broché. - First edition, one of 60 numbered copies on vellum Marais, leading copy. Two small traces of marginal folds at the bottom of the back and the first flat, otherwise nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 60 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin du Marais, tirage de tête. Deux petites traces de pliures marginales en pied du dos et du premier plat, sinon bel exemplaire.

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        Les manifestes du surréalisme suivis de Prolégomènes à un troisième Manifes EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Editions du Sagittaire, 1946. Fine. Editions du Sagittaire, Paris 1946, 12x19cm, broché. - Edit partly original, one copy of the press service. Signed autograph of the author Roger Lannes. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en partie originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de André Breton à Roger Lannes.  

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        Liberté grande EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: José Corti, 1946. Fine. José Corti, Paris 1946, 12,5x19,5cm, broché sous étui. - First edition, one of 23 numbered copies on Arches paper, leading copy. Frontispiece, a woodcut by André Masson. Our copy is presented in a shirt-sleeve black half shagreen, title, name of author and date palladium, smooth and flat back marbled paper, signed set of T. Boichot. Pleasant copy. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 23 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches, tirage de tête. En frontispice, une xylographie de André Masson. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous une chemise-étui en demi chagrin noir, titre, nom de l'auteur et date au palladium, dos lisse et plats de papier marbré, ensemble signé de T. Boichot. Agréable exemplaire. Rare.

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        Vocabulaire esthétique EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Fontaine, 1946. Fine. Fontaine, Paris 1946, 12x19cm, broché. - Original, one of 50 numbered copies on vellum higher Edition, leading copy. beautiful autograph dedication of the author signed autograph of the author Georges Hugnet "... this aesthetic vocabulary I do penance ..." Pleasant copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin supérieur, tirage de tête. Bel envoi autographe signé de Roger Caillois à Georges Hugnet : "... ce vocabulaire esthétique où je fais pénitence..." Agréable exemplaire.

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        Patterns from Nature

      New York: J. J. Augustin Publishers, 1946. First edition. Hardcover. The second book from Horst who was best known for his long career in fashion photography. This book clearly demonstrates his versatility with numerous black and white images. A clean near fine copy in a very good plus dust jacket that has some small edge tears and some wear/tiny chips to the corners and spine ends. Still a much nicer than usual copy of a scarce book in any dust jacket.

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        Le chemin de la mosquée EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Grasset, 1946. Fine. Grasset, Paris 1946, 12x19cm, broché. - First Edition, false entry of the third edition, punch press service. Precious autograph signed by the author to his friend Maurice Blanchot: "... to which I do not mean anything this book so full of pain, but I am sure, understand." Blanchot in 1933 was the main editor of newspapers founded by Paul Levy, "The Rampart" and "Listens to" the guidelines clearly patriotic, anti-democratic, anti-parliamentary, anti-capitalist and at the same time focusing on the denunciation of Nazism and anti-Jewish persecution. The friendship of two men with the help of Levinas political turnaround Blanchot gradually drift refuse Semitic and fascist radicalization that lurked. In 1940, he took "officially" the newspaper's management of Paul Lévy and November saves by warning of his imminent arrest. Paul Levy flees to Morocco. It was during this exile he wrote 'The path of the Mosque ", a novel inspired by his political commitment 20-30 years and wondered about their consequences. Painful Blanchot text can indeed" understand. "Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, fausse mention de troisième édition, poinçon du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à son ami Maurice Blanchot : "... à qui je ne veux rien dire de ce livre si plein de douleur, mais qui, j'en suis sûr, comprendra". Blanchot fut dès 1933 le principal rédacteur des journaux fondés par Paul Lévy, " Le Rempart" et "aux Ecoutes", aux orientations clairement patriotiques, anti-démocratiques, antiparlementaires, anticapitalistes et dans le même temps centré sur la dénonciation de l'hitlérisme et des persécutions antijuives. L'amitié des deux hommes contribuera avec celle de Lévinas au revirement politique de Blanchot qui refusera progressivement la dérive antisémite et la radicalisation fasciste qui le guettait. En 1940, il prend "officiellement" la direction du journal de Paul Lévy et en novembre le sauve en le prévenant de son arrestation imminente. Paul Lévy prend la fuite au Maroc. C'est lors de cet exil qu'il rédige 'Le chemin de la Mosquée", roman qui s'inspire de son engagement politique des années 20-30 et s'interroge sur leurs conséquences. Un texte douloureux que Blanchot peut en effet "comprendre". Agréable exemplaire.

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        TOVÁRNA NA SMRT [ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION OF ‘THE DEATH FACTORY’]

      Praha : Cin. 1946. PAPERBACK. 1st edition. Original dramatically illustrated wrappers, 8vo, 234 pages. Includes illustrations and maps. 23 cm. In the original Czech. SUBJECT (S) : World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German. Auschwitz (Concentration camp) Osvetim (koncentracní tábor) . After the war, Kulka ?"wrote with his friend in prison Ota Kraus the book The Death Factory, now considered a classic documentary book about Auschwitz. It has been translated into many languages and about a million copies have been sold worldwide. A special chapter in the book is devoted to the history and demise of the "family camp" in Birkenau, describing the extermination of tens of thousands of Czech Jews. The book was published in seven editions in Czech and translated into many other languages…. [Kulka] managed to survive throughout five-and-a-half years in other concentration camps: Dachau, Sachsenhausen, Neuengamme, and 28 months in Auschwitz, from 1942 to 1945. In Auschwitz ?- Birkenau he worked with Ota Kraus and other Jewish prisoners in a workshop. Thanks to his position in the maintenance squad he had access to most of the Birkenau camps, so he could help fellow prisoners, act like a messenger, carry medicines and letters conceled in the hollow handles of his tools and even meet his wife and son in what came to be called the ?"Czech family camp?". They arrived on September 1943 on a transport of 5, 007 people from Theresienstadt. It was different from other transports: there was no selection and gassing, families were allowed to stay together, they were not shaved and they received old civilian clothes and shoes rather than striped prison grabs and wooden clogs and were not sent outside to perform hard forced labor. They could write to friends left behind in order to reassure them that conditions at the work camp Birkenau, near Nue-Berun, were bearable. This was the real reason for their lenient treatment which ended after 6 month by brutal liquidation of the family camp. During the evacuation of Auschwitz in January 1945, Kulka managed to survive a three-day death march, and to escape while their train passed in Czechoslovakia (Wikipedia, 2015) OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Spine rebacked, has 2 staples at left margin by spine. Map cleanly repaired. Right margin was lightly trimmed, causing loss of one letter on rear cover. Good attractive condition copy of a highpoint of Holocaust literature. (holo2-125-29) .

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        El Alamein to the river Sangro EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      London: British army on the Rhine, 1946. Fine. British army on the Rhine, London 1946, 13,5x22cm, reliure de l'éditeur sous coffret. - Original edition for which he was not drawn large papers. Binding of the editor in full navy calico, missing caps, a split jaws party. Set of black morocco, smooth back, lined interior blue lamb, cabinet signed Goy & Vilaine. Precious autograph signed by the author, then military governor of the British zone of occupation in Germany, General Koenig then military governor of the French zone of occupation in Germany: "To General Koenig served under my command Who in the Eighth Army. With my very best wishes. Montgomery of Alamein Field-Marshal / Berlin 30.3.46. » Our copy is enriched with an autograph letter of a page dated and signed by the author, the header of the headquarters of the British Army of the Rhine, the General Koenig offering this book he dedicated to him . Heroes of the first major victory of Free France, General Koenig inspired General de Gaulle some of the most beautiful pages of his memoirs: "In His justice, the God of battles would offer Free France soldiers a great fight and great glory. May 27, Rommel took the offensive. Bir Hakeim is attacked ... While around the polygon of sixteen square kilometers held by Koenig and his men played the drama of Bir Hakeim, myself, in London, I measure what consequences depend on what happens there. [...] In the two parliamentary foes that require much that we want to go, Koenig told he did not come for that. [...] Three, four, five times a day, Stukas and Junkers squadron bombarded by a hundred devices. [...] "Hold six days more!" Koenig had commanded the Allied command on the evening of June 1st. The six days have passed. "Hold still forty-eight hours!" Asks General Ritchie. [...] The resistance of Koenig now of paramount importance. "Heroic Defense of the French!" - "Magnificent done at arms!" - "! The Germans fought to Bir Kakeim" announce information trumpets. For the whole world, the barrel of Bir Hakeim announces the start of recovery in France. "But who now haunts me is the salvation of the defenders. [...] Everyone, of course, expects that their resistance is submerged from one moment to the next. But here in the evening, General Sir Alan Brooke sent me, saying: "The General Koenig and a large part of his troops reached El Gobi beyond the reach of the enemy." I thank the messenger, the fires, closes the door. I am on my own. Oh! Beating heart of emotion, pride sobs, tears of joy! "The 5500 men's 1st Light Division had before Bir Hakeim, Koenig, after fourteen days of fighting, brought in nearly 4,000 valid." On 12 July 1942, Churchill declared in the House of Commons: "The Free French Forces resisted with great bravery at Bir Hakeim. Stopping for fifteen days the German advance, they made it possible to save time, the time to bring troops from Palestine and cover Egypt. » A month later, Montgomery was appointed head of the 8th British Army engaged in the campaign in North Africa which he is destroying all documents and plans for an eventual retirement. It inflicts a decisive defeat to the Afrika Korps of Rommel at the Battle of El Alamein which participates General Koenig at the head of the Free French Division 1 era survivor Bir hakeim. These battles put an end to claims of African Hitler and inaugurates the beginning of a reversal between the forces of the Axis and the Allies. The decisive participation of France in this first victory contributed to its recognition as a military power with its own: "It was a grain of sand enrayât Italian-German advance, which reached only after El Alamein arrival of fresh British divisions: the grain of sand called Bir Hakeim. "(General Saint-Hillier, October 1991) Under the command of Montgomery, Koenig participates in all the Tunisian campaign (April-May 1943). He remains close to the English since government is appointed, in March 1944, Delegate of the Provisional Government of the French Republic to General Eisenhower, Supreme Commander Allied and, at the same time, senior commander of the French forces in Britain and Commander French Forces of the Interior (FFI). It's as military governors of the British and French occupation zones as the two men meet in 1945. Montgomery this occasion, recently appointed Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, Koenig dedication to this collection of war memoirs. Exceptional historical document offered by the victor of El Alamein to the winner of Bir Hakeim. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure de l'éditeur en pleine percaline marine, coiffes manquantes, un mors en partie fendu. Coffret de maroquin noir, dos lisse, intérieur doublé d'agneau bleu, coffret signé Goy & Vilaine. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Montgomery, alors gouverneur militaire de la zone anglaise d'occupation en Allemagne, au général Koenig alors gouverneur militaire de la zone française d'occupation en Allemagne : « To General Koenig who served under my command in the Eighth Army. With my very best wishes. Montgomery of Alamein Field-Marshal / Berlin 30.3.46. » Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une lettre autographe d'une page datée et signée de l'auteur, à en-tête du quartier-général de l'Armée anglaise du Rhin, au général Koenig lui offrant cet ouvrage qu'il lui a dédicacé. Héros de la première grande victoire de la France Libre, le général Koenig a inspiré au Général de Gaulle quelques-unes des plus belles pages de ses Mémoires : « Dans sa justice, le Dieu des batailles allait offrir aux soldats de la France Libre un grand combat et une grande gloire. Le 27 mai, Rommel prend l'offensive. Bir Hakeim est attaqué... Tandis qu'autour du polygone de seize kilomètres carrés tenu par Koenig et ses hommes se joue le drame de Bir Hakeim, moi-même, à Londres, je mesure quelles conséquences dépendent de ce qui se passe là-bas.[...] Aux deux parlementaires ennemis qui demandent qu'on veuille bien se rendre, Koenig fait dire qu'il n'est pas venu pour cela. [...] Trois, quatre, cinq fois par jour, les Stukas et les Junkers les bombardent par escadre d'une centaine d'appareils. [...] "Tenez six jours de plus !" avait prescrit à Koenig le commandement allié au soir du 1er juin. Les six jours ont passé. "Tenez encore quarante-huit heures !", demande le général Ritchie. [...] La résistance de Koenig revêt maintenant une importance capitale. "Défense héroïque des français !" - "Magnifique fait-d'armes !" - "Les Allemands battus devant Bir Kakeim !", annoncent les trompettes de l'information. Pour le monde tout entier, le canon de Bir Hakeim annonce le début du redressement de la France. "Mais ce qui, désormais, me hante c'est le salut des défenseurs. [...] Tout le monde, évidemment, s'attend à ce que leur résistance soit submergée d'un moment à l'autre. Mais voici que dans la soirée, le général Sir Alan Brooke m'envoie dire : "Le général Koenig et une grande partie de ses troupes sont parvenus à El Gobi hors de l'atteinte de l'ennemi." Je remercie le messager, le congédie, ferme la porte. Je suis seul. Oh ! Cœur battant d'émotion, sanglots d'orgueil, larmes de joie !" Des 5 500 hommes que la 1ère division légère comptait avant Bir Hakeim, Koenig, après quatorze jours de combat, en ramenait près de 4 000 valides. » Le 12 juillet 1942, Churchill déclarait devant la Chambre des Communes : « Les Forces Françaises Libres résistèrent avec la plus grande bravoure à Bir Hakeim. En arrêtant pendant quinze jours l'avance allemande, elles permirent de gagner du temps, le temps d'amener des troupes de Palestine et de couvrir l'égypte. » Un mois plus tard, Montgomery est nommé à la tête de la 8ème armée britannique engagée dans la campagne en Afrique du Nord dont il fait détruire tous les documents et plans relatifs à une éventuelle retraite. Il inflige une défaite décisive à l'Afrika-Korps de Rommel lors de la bataille d'El-Alamein à laquelle prend part le général Koenig à la tête de la 1ère Division Française libre rescapée de Bir-hakeim. Ces batailles mettent un terme aux prétentions africaines d'Hitler et inaugure le début d'un renversement entre les forces de l'Axe et les Alliés. La participation décisive de la France à cette première victoire contribua à sa reconnaissance comme puissance militaire alliée à part entière : « Il fallut qu'un grain de sable enrayât l'avance italo-allemande, qui n'atteignit El-Alamein qu'après l'arrivée des divisions britanniques fraîches : le grain de sable s'appelait Bir Hakeim. » (général Saint-Hillier, octobre 1991) Sous le commandement de Montgomery, Koenig participe à toute la campagne de Tunisie (avril-mai 1943). Il reste proche du gouvernement anglais puisqu'il est nommé, en mars 1944, Délégué du Gouvernement provisoire de la République française auprès du général Eisenhower, commandant suprême interallié, et, en même temps, commandant supérieur des Forces Françaises en Grande-Bretagne et commandant des Forces Françaises de l'Intérieur (FFI). C'est en tant que gouverneurs militaires des zones d'occupation anglaises et françaises que les deux hommes se retrouvent en 1945. à cette occasion Montgomery, récemment nommé vicomte Montgomery of Alamein, dédicace à Koenig ce recueil de mémoires de guerre. Exceptionnel document historique offert par le vainqueur d'El Alamein au vainqueur de Bir Hakeim.

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        Rockets

      New York: American Rocket Society American Rocket Society, 1946. First Edition. xii, [4], 69, [4], 10, [4] pp. 21 pages of illustrations from photographs. 1 vols. 8vo. Cloth in cream dj printed in tan. First Edition. xii, [4], 69, [4], 10, [4] pp. 21 pages of illustrations from photographs. 1 vols. 8vo. Reprints of two articles, original published by the Smithsonian Institution. Includes: A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes. (first published 1919); Liquid-Propellant Rocket Development (first published 1936).

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        The Novels [Works] of Jane Austen The Text based on Collation of the Early Editions by R W Chapman With Notes, Indexes and Illustrations from Contemporary Sources The works include: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion

      Oxford: At the Clarendon Press. 1946, 1946. Third Editions, later impressions. In five volumes. Octavo. pp. xiv, 429; xiii, 415; xii, 567; xi, 521; xiii, 311. In publisher's green cloth titled in gilt to spines. Clean and bright with minor edgewear; some pages un-cut. In sharp dust jackets, price-clipped. Jacket spines darkened. 3 volumes with cream jackets, 2 in very light green. With frontispieces, and occasional other illustrations. This fine 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'.

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        Pierre-Eugène Clairin EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Rombaldi, 1946. Fine. Rombaldi, Paris 1946, 29x39cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - first edition printed only 100 copies numbered by Pierre-Eugène Clairin on "pur-fil" paper Lana, plus some copies not for sale. Text of Albert Camus. Book illustrated with 7 etchings, dry points 2 and 3 original lithographs (one color) by Pierre-Eugène Clairin who signed 8 with a pencil. Some slight marginal bites, nice full copy of his double flaps shirt-sleeve. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à seulement 100 exemplaires numérotés par Pierre-Eugène Clairin sur pur fil de Lana, plus quelques exemplaires hors commerce. Texte d'Albert Camus. Ouvrage illustré de 7 eaux-fortes, 2 pointes-sèches et de 3 lithographies originales (dont une en couleurs) de Pierre-Eugène Clairin qui en a signé 8 au crayon de papier. Quelques légères piqûres marginales, agréable exemplaire complet de sa chemise-étui à double rabats. Rare.

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        The House on the Borderland

      Sauk City, Arkham House. 1946, 1946. First US Edition. Strikingly bound in half black morocco over black cloth boards. Gilt titles to spine. Hodgson's adventure-philosopher is projected into a vastly distant Dying Earth future, in a story that is one of the most important influences on H.P. Lovecraft and his little cabal of twisty-headed contemporaries. Not merely containing the House On The Borderland, which the word 'seminal' only begins to describe, but also The Night Land (which makes the vision of Lovecraft look all cramped and unambitious by comparison) in convoy with The Ghost Pirates and The Boats Of Glen Carrig, tales packed to the top-sails with giant octopods, Sargasso weed and ghostly ships that pass in the night. Hyperbole aside (I believe that's also a place invented by Robert E. Howard), William Hope Hodgson has to rate as one of the best and most underrated writers of the weird and bizarre. His short but eventful life contained much in the way of adventure and invention, and the greater part of that leaps from his tales like the spray from a following sea.

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        The Novels [Works] of Jane Austen. The Text based on Collation of the Early Editions by R.W. Chapman. With Notes, Indexes and Illustrations from Contemporary Sources. The works include: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion

      Oxford: At the Clarendon Press. 1946, 1946. Third Editions, later impressions. In five volumes. Octavo. pp. xiv, 429; xiii, 415; xii, 567; xi, 521; xiii, 311. In publisher's green cloth titled in gilt to spines. Clean and bright with minor edgewear; some pages un-cut. In sharp dust jackets, price-clipped. Jacket spines darkened. 3 volumes with cream jackets, 2 in very light green. With frontispieces, and occasional other illustrations. This fine 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'.

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        Reports on Visits to American Automobile Body Plants during the Period of 16th April - 17th May 1946

      [Issued by the Press Steel Co., Ltd., Engineering Dept.], June 1946., 1946. Folio. This report is a British post war working draft, possibly for eventual printing, concentrating on all technical aspects of the car designs and construction in the USA with a view to develop and modernise the British car industry worldwide. It counts 128 pages of typed pages, printed on recto only, several of them with photos and xeroxes of cars, car parts, technical drawings, and cross sections tipped in; pencil notes and numbering throughout. The whole held in a brown faux-leather period folder the boards screwed to the spine; paper title label to upper. Folder rubbed to extremities, label chipped; end papers dusty. Content clean. 'The visits reported herein were made with the object of studying the latest trends in American Automobile Body Design, with special reference to future trends in Styling, Construction Methods and Engineering Procedure.... The report is based mainly on information gathered during discussions with Engineers, Technical Executives and Supervisors, technical data in printed and photographic form collected from various sources, and the writer's observations in the plants visited....' (Introduction).

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        Bubu de Montparnasse., Illustrato da ventidue disegni a colori ideati da Aligi Sassu.

      Conchiglia,, Milano, 1946 - Cm. 33, pp. (126) + (14) finali. Con 22 belle illustrazioni da acquerelli di Aligi Sassu delle quali dieci nel testo ad inizio capitolo e 12 su tavole f.t. Interessante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli in oro e piatti interamente decorati a secco ed in oro. Taglio di testa dorato. Cerniere verosimilmente rifatte in pelle. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione in tiratura limitata di 115 esemplari numerati (ns. n. 53). Contiene un "avviso" sull'arte tipografica e bibliofila firmato a matita colorata dal curatore del libro: Giampiero Giani ed una bella dedica ms. di quest'ultimo indirizzata all'amico Ponti (Gio?). Cfr. Aeschlimann Bibliografia del Libro d'Arte Italiano. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Books from the Prison Library of Alan Nunn May; Cambridge Spy

      1946, 1946. Five Items Comprising: 1) X-Rays in Theory and Experiment. by [Arthur Compton and Samuel K. Allison]. Published Macmillan and Co. 1935, 2nd edition, a very good copy indeed in publisher's green ribbed cloth titled in gilt. Bearing the ownership of Alan Nunn May to front flyleaf. A torn card containing Nunn May's contact details has been used as a bookmark, and a single folded sheet of complex equations in pencil are laid in. 2) Quantum Chemistry. [Henry Eyring and John Walter]. First edition. Very good indeed in publisher's bottle green cloth titled in gilt. Bearing the bookplate of Alan Nunn May to front pastedown (with "Wormwood Scrubs Prison, May 1946." added in a different ink), also bearing the pencil signature of May to the front flyleaf with his cell and prisoner numbers and the date of his admission (or possibly an inspection date), in addition there is the signature of the prison chaplain affirming that the book is the prisoner's "Own Property" dated 14/5/46. A couple of pencil corrections have been made to some of the equations dealing with the properties of complex molecules. 3) Three issues of Reviews of Modern Physics [Published for the American Physical Association, Lancaster PA. Publisher's orange wraps, some abrasion to edges, some tape removal stripping, chipping to spine ends and some loss to tail of spine of one issue. Very good]. Two copies of the issue for July, 1937 dealing with Experimental Nuclear Dynamics, one bearing Nunn's signature to the top of the front wrap, and one copy of the issue for April 1936 with extensive annotation, correction (and criticism, apparently) to the sections dealing with the Fundamental Properties of Nuclei. All three bear Nunn's prison property label pasted to the first page, signed by him and countersigned by a prison authority. They also contain a number of annotations and apparent corrections or extrapolations in ink and pencil, making it clear that prison wasn't slowing down May's brain in any conspicuous way. Alan Nunn May was born in 1911 in Chipping Norton, he achieved a first in Physics from Cambridge and joined the Communist Party in 1930 because all the cool math kids were doing it. During the Second World War he initially worked in radar on the South Coast, but was later recruited into a team of Cambridge boffins developing heavy water reactors, he was absorbed into the Manhattan Project (you remember them, smart people, big readers of the Bhagavad Gita...) and in 1943 was transferred to the Chalk River facility in Ottawa. Whilst still at Cambridge (where he studied at the same time and at the same college hall as Donald Maclean, later of the Cambridge Five), he came into possession of a report suggesting that the Nazis were ahead in the destroy the world stakes and were on the brink of building a very dirty bomb. Alarmed, he leaked the information to a Soviet friend, believing as many did at that time that the true source of salvation from Hitler lay with the Russians rather than Uncle Sam. Subsequently the practised grip of the GRU closed about him and he ended up slipping samples of radioactive isotopes to a courier (he failed to inform the courier about the skin melting and cell destroying properties of said isotopes, which did not end happily). He returned to London where he was scheduled to meet a handler at the British Museum. A defecting Soviet cipher clerk handed Nunn's name over to the authorities in 1945 and he was arrested in March 1946, he immediately confessed to espionage and was sentenced to ten years hard labour at Wormwood Scrubs Prison. He expressed no regret for his activities and refused to consider himself a traitor, maintaining that his actions had been intended solely to bring about the destruction of Nazi Germany by the quickest and most efficient means possible. He married the ex wife of Engelbert Broda, a chemist and physicist who was also, coincidentally a KGB spy obtaining nuclear secrets for the Russians...so they must have had lots to talk about on the long winter evenings. Nunn May died in 2003, having returned to Cambridge from Ghana in 1978. An interesting collection of titles from the prison library of a devastatingly intelligent and highly motivated man instrumental, for good or ill, in bringing about the current nuclear age.

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        The Works: Comprising Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Minor Works

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press. 1946 (volume six 1954)., 1946. Octavo, six volumes, pp. xiv, 429, pp. xiii, 415, pp. xii, 567, pp. xi, 521, pp. xiii, 252, 311, pp. viii, 474. Smartly bound in recent mid green half calf over green marbled boards. Raised bands, gilt titles on red leather squares to spines, gilt tooling to spines. Volume one has a neat ownership inscription on the half title page, volumes one to five have some light spotting to the prelims. A very handsome set. 7

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