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        Sänkt sedebetyg. Roman. I-II.

      Stockholm; Bonniers, 1946. (Romaner i folkupplaga). 19,5x13 cm. 208 & (3, 1 blank), 209-403, (1 blank) s. Två häftade volymer med tryckta omslag. Lätt nötta ryggändar. De överdimensionerade omslagen är något veckade i yttre och nedre marginalerna. Andra volymen med några riss i yttermarginalen på bakre omslaget. S. 346 och 347 i andra volymen med en gulnad ruta efter ilagt bokmärke; på detta är skrivet ''Sid. 308, 346''. Dedikation i båda delarna: ''Till Kristina, min förtrogna och älskade! / författaren'' resp. ''Till min Käraste! / Författaren''. Mottagaren Kristina Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005) hade under 40-talet och möjligen även senare en kärleksaffär med Moberg, som döpte Kristina i Utvandrarserien efter henne. Kärleksaffären upptäcktes via en svit om 30 böcker som Moberg dedicerat till henne. I exemplaret av Utvandrarna (1949) skriver han: "Till Kristina, min älskade, som lånat sitt namn åt den kvinnliga huvudpersonen i denna bok, med tacksamhet och kärlek från Författaren", ett intyg som upprepas så sent som 1969 i pocketupplagan av Utvandrarserien: " Den 29/3 1969. / Till Kristina -- hon som givit sitt namn åt den kvinnliga huvudpersonen i utvandrarromanen och till Minnet / med innerlig tillgivenhet från Författaren", vilket visar att hon var fullt närvarande i hans tankevärld under hela denna tid och därmed mycket väl kan ha påverkat hans senare litterära produktion. Vad som ytterligare talar för detta är exemplaret av Vår ofödde son, en pjäs från 1945 som behandlar abort-problematik. Detta är den enda av böckerna som Kristina låtit binda in i ett påkostat rött skinnband, med en pärmficka längst bak där hon samlat tidningsartiklar om boken och dess författare. I Kristinas exemplar av den danska utgåvan av samma bok, utgiven 1947, finns en dedikation från översättaren: "Kaera Kristina! / Denne Bog, den til Dels handler om dig, sendes dig til Erindring -- ikke om Forfattaren, men om Oversatteren. / Din Carl Erik''

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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.  

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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

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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.

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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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        "20 Tanks from Kasseldown" - PORTFOLIO III - with 31 Broadsides (28 numbered leafs, coverleaf, one unnumbered leaf [Twenty-Nine] and a so-called Foreleaf) The Broadsied include: Coverleaf: Portfolio - Designed by Caresse Crosby - with poem from Charles Peguy / Foreleaf "The Bull Ring" - 4 Drawings by Tal-Coat (Companion piece to the Lament for Ignaio Sanchez Mejias / Broadside - Leaf One: Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias - "LORCA" / Leaf Two: Jean-Paul Sartre - Boy into Man / Leaf Three: Stephen Spender - Three Poems / Leaf Four: J J Grandville - Civil Marriage / Leaf Five: [Kenneth Rexroth] - Iphigenia at Aulis / Leaf Six: Harry Crosby - 4 pages from "Shadow of the Sun" / Leaf Seven: Wilfredo Lam / Leaf Eight: Charles Bukowski - "20 Tanks from Kasseldown" / Leaf Nine: In Memoriam - CAGLI / Leaf Ten: Natalia Ginzburg - Memoria / Memories - Translated by Maria Calfee / Leaf Eleven: Henry Miller - The Staff of Life - Ornamented with a Self Portrait of the

      [Washington D.C.: Black Sun Press. First Edition - First Issue.. The spine of the wrapper brittle and damaged. The Broadsides all in excellent condition with only minor signs of wear to three of them. The Bukowski Broadside in excellent condition. Very scarce in this first issue edition !. First Edition - First Issue. [Washington D.C. Black Sun Press, 1946. Large Folio. 31 Broadsides. Original printed wrappers in protective Mylar. First edition Broadsides in First issue folder (with title lettering in red). The spine of the wrapper brittle and damaged. The Broadsides all in excellent condition with only minor signs of wear to three of them. The Bukowski Broadside in excellent condition. Very scarce in this first issue edition ! Charles Bukowski's first separately published work. Precedes his first bookpublication by 14 years.

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        War Speeches 1940-1945

      London: Cassell, 1946., 1946. Collected speeches. A paperback original. Pp. 271, photographic frontispiece. Publisher's powder blue covers with self-wraps (flaps), titled and ruled in black. Cheap paper toned as usual, slight rubbing to joints else a clean fine copy of a very fragile volume. The first collected edition of the War Speeches, published as a paperback only in 1946, the majority appear to have been exported to the Colonies, confirmed by this copy's New Delhi bookseller stamp to the half-title. Includes 'The War Situation' speech delivered August 20th 1940; a rousing address notable for the inclusion of praise for British airmen; "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few". Cohen.

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        The Gormenghast Trilogy Complete in three volumes comprising Titus Groan, Gormenghast and Titus Alone

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1946-59. A first edition, first printing set of Peake's celebrated 'fantasy of manners' trilogy, complete with original non-price-clipped Peake-designed dust wrappers. Individual volume details as follows: 'Titus Groan' (1946). First edition. 8vo. 438pp. Red cloth lettered and ruled in gold at spine. Cloth just a fraction frayed at head of spine, tips of corners a little rubbed and top edge dust marked. Fore edge spotted with a trace of light additional spotting to endpapers, half title and occasional text leaf margins. Former owner name inked to front endpaper (dated Bombay March 48) and a tiny Bombay-based dealer inkstamp to base of endpaper. Quite a bright copy in the correct first impression dust wrapper, with some tanning, a single crease to the front panel, and some edge wear resulting in several small areas of loss to spine panel ends and tips of corners. Indications of pencilled indentations to rear panel and some internal off-setting from the cloth dye. 'Gormenghast' (1950). First edition. 8vo. 453pp. Red cloth lettered and ruled in gold at spine. Top edge dust marked and fore edge lightly spotted. Just a touch of age-toning to leaf margins. A very good copy in slightly dusty dust wrapper, a little tanned at spine panel, chafed at one or two extremities and with several miniscule slivers of loss. 'Titus Alone' (1959). First edition. 8vo. 222pp. Red cloth lettered in gold at spine. With a handsome frontispiece drawing by Peake, repeated on the dust wrapper. A tiny area of chafing to the cloth at the tip of one corner. Top edge lightly spotted with just a touch of additional spotting to preliminary leaves and occasional leaf margins. A very good copy in dust wrapper, tanned and a little faded at spine panel, chafed, edge worn and internally reinforced with a two-inch tear to one natural fold.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        "20 Tanks from Kasseldown" - PORTFOLIO III - with 31 Broadsides (28 numbered leafs, coverleaf, one unnumbered leaf [Twenty-Nine] and a so-called Foreleaf). The Broadsied include: Coverleaf: Portfolio - Designed by Caresse Crosby - with poem from Charles Peguy / Foreleaf "The Bull Ring" - 4 Drawings by Tal-Coat (Companion piece to the Lament for Ignaio Sanchez Mejias / Broadside - Leaf One: Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias - "LORCA" / Leaf Two: Jean-Paul Sartre - Boy into Man / Leaf Three: Stephen Spender - Three Poems / Leaf Four: J.J.Grandville - Civil Marriage / Leaf Five: [Kenneth Rexroth] - Iphigenia at Aulis / Leaf Six: Harry Crosby - 4 pages from "Shadow of the Sun" / Leaf Seven: Wilfredo Lam / Leaf Eight: Charles Bukowski - "20 Tanks from Kasseldown" / Leaf Nine: In Memoriam - CAGLI / Leaf Ten: Natalia Ginzburg - Memoria / Memories - Translated by Maria Calfee / Leaf Eleven: Henry Miller - The Staff of Life - Ornamented with a Self Portrait of the Author/ Leaf Twelve: Yvonne Roy - Homecoming - Liebestod - (Two Poems)/ Leaf Thirteen: Sam Rosenberg - The Stove / Leaf Fourteen: James Hanley - An Excerpt from "No Directions" / Leaf Fifteen: Walter Mehring - Riverside Drive - Translated by Kay Boyle / Leaf Sixteen: Hans Richter - "Dreams that Money can Buy" - Hans Richter and Marcel Duchamp working on Duchamp's machine which puts his two-dimensional discs in motion etc. (Photographs with text) / Leaf Seventeen: Kay Boyle - Chapter from a Novel entitled "Military Zone" / Leaf Eighteen: William Abrahams - An Affirmation / Leaf Nineteen: [Virginia Paccassi] "Siesta" - (Drawing) / Leaf Twenty: Sterling Brown: "Night Bus" / Leaf Twenty-One: Dorothea Tanning - Fantastic Heliotherapy / Leaf Twenty-Two: Jean Genet - "Chants Secrets" / Leaf Twenty-three: "Air-Crash 45" (Drawing) / Leaf Twenty-four: Waldo Peirce - "On some New England Versifiers" / Leaf Twenty-five: Virginia Paccassi - "The IND at Springfield, Mass. - Carnegie Show 45"/ Leaf Twenty-six: Hubert Creekmore - Two Poems - Gardens of War - The Red Ouainth / Leaf Twenty-seven: David Daiches - "American Wines"/ Leaf Twenty-eight: Harry Thornton-Moore - Dear Caresse (A letter to the editor) / Unnumbered Leaf [Twenty-Nine]: Harry Thornton Moore: P.S. - "Dear Caresse" (Postscriptum to Leaf Twenty-eight) and on the same page: Selden Rodman - Brideshead Revisited //

      [Washington D.C. Black Sun Press, 1946.. First Edition - First Issue. Large Folio. 31 Broadsides. Original printed wrappers in protective Mylar. First edition Broadsides in First issue folder (with title lettering in red). The spine of the wrapper brittle and damaged. The Broadsides all in excellent condition with only minor signs of wear to three of them. The Bukowski Broadside in excellent condition. Very scarce in this first issue edition !. Charles Bukowski's first separately published work. Precedes his first bookpublication by 14 years.

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        Victory, presentation copy to Churchill's first cousin, Captain Oswald Frewen

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1946. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is the sixth volume of Churchill's war speeches, a presentation copy for his first cousin, Captain Oswald Moreton Frewen. Affixed to the front pastedown is a letter on embossed House of Commons stationery dated "20th August, 1946" below Churchill's typed Hyde Park Gate address and reading: "Dear Mr. Frewen, | Mr. Churchill was so pleased to | receive your letter of 15th August, | and to learn that you enjoyed your day at Dover. | He has asked me to send you the | enclosed copy of his War Speeches | (it is the last volume of the set), | which he hopes you will accept with | his best wishes." The letter is hand signed by Elizabeth Gilliatt, Private Secretary to Churchill for nine and a half years, during his years as Leader of the Opposition and his second and final premiership, from late 1945 to 1955. It is interesting to note that among her first tasks for Churchill was to type out his Secret Session Speeches in preparation for Churchill's seventh and final volume of war speeches, first published on 22 August 1946. (Gilbert, Volume VIII, p.179) Oswald Moreton Frewen (1887-1958) was first cousin to Winston Churchill (1874-1965).  His mother Clara (1851-1935) was the elder sister of Churchill's mother, Jennie (1854-1921).  Oswald was the youngest of three children born to Clara Jerome Frewen and Moreton Frewen.  Oswald attended Eton and then joined the Royal Navy in 1902, his "first and only love in the realm of vocation."  (Sailor's Soliloquy, Concluding Note by Leigh Holman, p.246)  Oswald was present in every naval engagement in the North Sea during the First World War and, after the war, served for a period at the Admiralty assisting preparation of the official naval history of the war.  Oswald left the Navy in 1922 for careers in journalism and the law, but returned to active service in the Navy in 1939, the same year that Winston returned to the Government as First Lord of the Admiralty.  Oswald became KingÂ’s Harbour Master of Scapa Flow, a post he held from March 1939 to September 1942, also playing a role in the Algiers and Normandy landings and finally retiring from the Navy in 1945 with the rank of Captain.  In his retirement years, Oswald read and annotated his cousin Winston's history of the First World War and closely followed the publication of Winston's history of The Second World War (receiving inscribed copies of each volume from Winston) and kept in touch with his cousin. Oswald had a childless marriage late in life; this book comes to us from Oswald's great-nephew. Victory is the sixth of Churchill's seven war speech volumes, containing speeches from January to August 1945. Having done so much to win the war, Churchill faced frustration of his postwar plans when his wartime government fell to Labour in the General Election of July 1945. His final speech in this volume - a review of the war delivered on 16 August 1945 to the House of Commons - was delivered as Leader of the Opposition rather than as Prime Minister. The first edition, only printing was published in June 1946. This presentation copy is in good plus overall condition. The blue cloth binding remains square and tight with sharp corners and bright spine gilt, but shows some speckled staining to the front cover and light wear at the spine ends. This copy is the first state of the first edition, confirmed by mispagination of page 177 as "77". The contents show intermittent spotting within, with heavier spotting to the page edges. There are no previous ownership marks other than the presentation letter affixed to the front pastedown and the front flap of the original dust jacket, bearing notation presumably by Oswald, affixed to the facing first free endpaper recto. We can supply an original dust jacket upon request. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A223.1.a, Woods/ICS A112(aa), Langworth p.234

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        Starling of the White House. The Story of the Man whose Secret Service Detail Guarded Five Presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Franklin D. Roosevelt, as told to Thomas Sugrue

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1946. First edition, second printing. Photographic frontispiece portrait. xvi, 334, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original red cloth. Very good (some toning of endsheets). First edition, second printing. Photographic frontispiece portrait. xvi, 334, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Presentation Copy to Eleanor Roosevelt. Presentation copy, inscribed to Eleanor Roosevelt by David Kahn and Thomas Sugrue on the flyleaf. Segrue writes: "I dared not inject my own opinions into this record of Colonel Starling, but I was happy to tug at the historical garment hem of the only President I rank with my greatest hero - Jefferson - your husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt - Sincerely, Thomas Sugrue 3/9/46." Kahn, who was a mutual friend of Roosevelt and Sugrue and who encouraged the book's production (see page xvi of the introduction - "without his enthusiasm, stimulation, aid and support, it could not have been completed"), writes: "To Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt: - The story of a faithful follower of your 'sainted' husband - to which I add my appreciation to you for your confidence and friendship. - David E. Kahn."

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        Leiden an Deutschland., Tagebuchblätter aus den Jahren 1933/34. Herausgegeben von Ernst Gottlieb und Felix Guggenheim.

      Los Angeles, Privatdruck der Pazifischen Presse, 2000 Buch und Zeitschriften Vlg., 1946 - 40 (1) Seiten das Buch ist völlig neu eingebunden unter Verwendung der Originalmaterialien, der Einband auf bei Seiten fleckig und nachgedunkelt. Eines von zweihundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 129. Paul Thomas Mann (* 6. Juni 1875 in Lübeck - + 12. August 1955 in Zürich) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller, der unter der nationalsozialistischen Herrschaft emigrierte und 1943 US-amerikanischer Staatsbürger wurde. Er zählt zu den bedeutendsten Erzählern deutscher Sprache im 20. Jahrhundert. Für seinen ersten Roman Buddenbrooks (1901) erhielt er 1929 den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 4°, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halb-Ledereinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Einmalige Auflage von zweihundertfünfzig numerierten Exemplaren. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Vingt-cinq-et-un poèmes

      Editions de la revue Fontaine 1946 - - Editions de la revue Fontaine, Paris 1946, 14x19,5cm, broché. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        [Program]: Maro Ajemian and William Masselos in A Concert of Music for Prepared Pianos at Carnegie Chamber Hall December Tenth and Eleventh at 8:45 by John Cage (A Book of Music for 2 Pianos / Sonatas / Three Dances for Two Pianos)

      New York: Carnegie Hall. [1946]. First. One 4" x 7" sheet printed in letterpress on one side and folded twice to make four pages. Light toning at the edges of the first page, near fine. A very scarce program from the 1946 premiere performance of the complete Three Dances for Two Pianos, and the earliest Sonatas that would become the Sonatas and Interludes, Cage's most famous work for prepared piano, a cycle of 20 short pieces for prepared piano composed from 1946 through 1948. The work was dedicated by Cage to the Armenian pianist Maro Ajemian, who performed the complete cycle at Carnegie Hall in January, 1949.Cage, one of the most influential American composers of the 20th Century, began composing his first pioneering works for prepared piano in 1940. A Book of Music (composed in 1944), and Three Dances (1945), his only works composed for two prepared pianos, were seminal in the development of modern dance through his association with choreographer Merce Cunningham.The program is also notable for its modern typographical design, finely printed on bond paper, and selected blurbs by fellow composers Paul Bowles, Lou Harrison, and Virgil Thomson, and a few dumbfounded critics: "It (the prepared piano) distantly resembles the harpsichord but more accurately an old piano which should be thrown out." .

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        Acta Mathematica. Hrsg. von Institut Mittag-Leffler.

      Heidelberg (u.a.), Springer, 1946-2002.. Bände 78-189 in 48 Bänden. 8° u. 4°. Grüne Bibliotheks-Leineneinbände.. ISSN: 0001-5962. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild.

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        [Program]: Maro Ajemian and William Masselos in A Concert of Music for Prepared Pianos at Carnegie Chamber Hall December Tenth and Eleventh at 8:45 by John Cage (A Book of Music for 2 Pianos / Sonatas / Three Dances for Two Pianos)

      New York: Carnegie Hall. [1946]. First. One 4" x 7" sheet printed in letterpress on one side and folded twice to make four pages. Light toning at the edges of the first page, near fine. A very scarce program from the 1946 premiere performance of the complete Three Dances for Two Pianos, and the earliest Sonatas that would become the Sonatas and Interludes, Cage's most famous work for prepared piano, a cycle of 20 short pieces for prepared piano composed from 1946 through 1948. The work was dedicated by Cage to the Armenian pianist Maro Ajemian, who performed the complete cycle at Carnegie Hall in January, 1949.Cage, one of the most influential American composers of the 20th Century, began composing his first pioneering works for prepared piano in 1940. A Book of Music (composed in 1944), and Three Dances (1945), his only works composed for two prepared pianos, were seminal in the development of modern dance through his association with choreographer Merce Cunningham.The program is also notable for its modern typographical design, finely printed on bond paper, and selected blurbs by fellow composers Paul Bowles, Lou Harrison, and Virgil Thomson, and a few dumbfounded critics: "It (the prepared piano) distantly resembles the harpsichord but more accurately an old piano which should be thrown out." .

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        Margaret Mitchell demonstrates the same compassion for her housekeepers as she did her enslaved characters in Gone with the Wind: "I am very sorry you did not get the check, because I wanted you to have the money at Christmas time and it makes me feel bad that you might have thought I had forgotten you."

      Atlanta, January 7, 1946. 7.25" x 10.5". "Fine content Typed Letter Signed, ""Peggy Mitchell Marsh,"" 2 pages, 7.25 x 10.5"", Atlanta, January 7, 1948 to Deon Ward Rutledge, the daughter of her head housekeeper, Bessie Jordan, concerning a misdirected check sent to her in New York, updating her on her husband's improving health, and a humorous anecdote about their cat. Usual folds, minor marginal wear, light soiling, else fine condition. Housed in a custom red-cloth binder. Mitchell's letter reads in full: ""I am so sorry that there has been a mixup about your standby money. Here is all I know about the whole affair. On December 9th I mailed to you, air mail, a check for $24, which covered the period from October 28th to December 23rd. This was 8 weeks and I was paying you in advance because I thought you might need the Christmas money. We were so busy during December that I scarcely got out of the house and it was impossible for me to get to the post office and buy you a money order, so I sent you a check for this amount, suggesting in my letter how you should identify yourself at a bank in order to get it cashed. I sent this letter December 9th to 424 West 146th Street, Apartment 4-B, but you had evidently just moved. The letter was returned to me in about 4 days, with a notice stamped on it that there was no one by that name at that address. Bessie gave me your new address and I put the letter, without opening it, into another envelope and sent it off, air mail. This second envelope has not been returned, and last week when the bank send me my cancelled checks they told me that the check I had sent you had not been cashed. The letter with the check might have been delivered to the wrong apartment and perhaps you might have received it by now. If you have, please write me soon and tell me so. If you have already cashed the check, please tell me. If you haven't cashed it, please return it to me. I am enclosing in this letter a money order for $30. Twenty-four dollars of this $30 makes up for the check for $24 which you did not receive, the other $6 is payment for two more weeks. This $30 covers pay, at $3 a week, from October 28th to January 6th, 10 weeks. I am very sorry you did not get the check, because I wanted you to have the money at Christmas time and it makes me feel bad that you might have thought I had forgotten you. In the future I will try to get money orders to you and will send them by registered mail to make sure they reach you. I am having Mr. Ralph Jones, of the Atlanta Journal, make up an extra copy of the picture of Bessie and me which was in the paper, so we can send you one. I thought it was fine of Bessie but awful of me. However, Mrs. Perkerson's story was so sweet that I cannot object if the pictures were bad. We are all well and Mr. Marsh continues to improve and to be able to do a little more each day. He went to a party the Historical Society gave last Sunday and stayed nearly an hour. The crowd tired him out and he had to leave early, but he enjoyed it. Maud is a large lovely cat now and has very bad manners. She will not leave the potted plants alone and we have spent the holiday season beating her off the poinsettias and cyclamen which nice people gave us for presents. She continues to like to sit in the kitchen sink and play with the dripping water, and we have to keep the bathtub filled to a depth above her head or else she gets in and paddles. Then she wants to climb up on Mr. Marsh with her wet fur and strop herself dry on him. We miss you very much and we'd like to hear from you. We thought of you in the big snow storm and knew it must have been a real experience to a Southerner like you."" Toward the top in the right margin of the first page, Mitchell draws a short line and writes: ""Deon, please excuse gap between lines. MEB"" Mitchell was extremely fond of Bessie Jordan and her daughter Deon Rutledge and repeatedly demonstrated her concern for their welfare. In 1947, when Deon was enduring a difficult period in her life, the author sent her to New York for a week's vacation. After she expressed a wish to stay for a year in the city, Mitchell obliged and sent her a weekly paycheck, which she called ""stand-by pay."" (Marianne Walker, Margaret Mitchell & John Marsh: The Love Story Behind Gone With the Wind. 1993, p. 30). Following her untimely death in 1949, Bessie and Deon were the first people named in her will, ""I want Bessie Jordan and her daughter, Deon Berry Ward, to have the house and lot of 446 Ripley Street, NE ?" which they now occupy. They are buying it from me at so much a week. What ever they owe on the house, I don't want them to pay it. I want the property to be theirs with no further payment to me, my heirs, or my Estate. I want Bessie Jordan to be given $500 ... in addition to the house. I want Deon Ward to be given $200 ..."" (Will of Margaret Mitchell as quoted in Anita Price Davis, The Margaret Mitchell Encyclopedia, 2013, p. 213) Although some have speculated that Mitchell modeled the character Mammy on Bessie Jordan, she repeatedly denied any of her characters in the novel were based on real people save for Prissy, whom she confessed was based on Cammie, one of the housekeepers in her parents' home. (Anne Edwards, Road to Tara, The Life of Margaret Mitchell, 2014, p. 153)"

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        Victory, presentation copy to Churchill's first cousin, Captain Oswald Frewen

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1946. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is the sixth volume of Churchill's war speeches, a presentation copy for his first cousin, Captain Oswald Moreton Frewen. Affixed to the front pastedown is a letter on embossed House of Commons stationery dated "20th August, 1946" below Churchill's typed Hyde Park Gate address and reading: "Dear Mr. Frewen, | Mr. Churchill was so pleased to | receive your letter of 15th August, | and to learn that you enjoyed your day at Dover. | He has asked me to send you the | enclosed copy of his War Speeches | (it is the last volume of the set), | which he hopes you will accept with | his best wishes." The letter is hand signed by Elizabeth Gilliatt, Private Secretary to Churchill for nine and a half years, during his years as Leader of the Opposition and his second and final premiership, from late 1945 to 1955. It is interesting to note that among her first tasks for Churchill was to type out his Secret Session Speeches in preparation for Churchill's seventh and final volume of war speeches, first published on 22 August 1946. (Gilbert, Volume VIII, p.179) Oswald Moreton Frewen (1887-1958) was first cousin to Winston Churchill (1874-1965).  His mother Clara (1851-1935) was the elder sister of Churchill's mother, Jennie (1854-1921).  Oswald was the youngest of three children born to Clara Jerome Frewen and Moreton Frewen.  Oswald attended Eton and then joined the Royal Navy in 1902, his "first and only love in the realm of vocation."  (Sailor's Soliloquy, Concluding Note by Leigh Holman, p.246)  Oswald was present in every naval engagement in the North Sea during the First World War and, after the war, served for a period at the Admiralty assisting preparation of the official naval history of the war.  Oswald left the Navy in 1922 for careers in journalism and the law, but returned to active service in the Navy in 1939, the same year that Winston returned to the Government as First Lord of the Admiralty.  Oswald became King?'s Harbour Master of Scapa Flow, a post he held from March 1939 to September 1942, also playing a role in the Algiers and Normandy landings and finally retiring from the Navy in 1945 with the rank of Captain.  In his retirement years, Oswald read and annotated his cousin Winston's history of the First World War and closely followed the publication of Winston's history of The Second World War (receiving inscribed copies of each volume from Winston) and kept in touch with his cousin. Oswald had a childless marriage late in life; this book comes to us from Oswald's great-nephew. Victory is the sixth of Churchill's seven war speech volumes, containing speeches from January to August 1945. Having done so much to win the war, Churchill faced frustration of his postwar plans when his wartime government fell to Labour in the General Election of July 1945. His final speech in this volume - a review of the war delivered on 16 August 1945 to the House of Commons - was delivered as Leader of the Opposition rather than as Prime Minister. The first edition, only printing was published in June 1946. This presentation copy is in good plus overall condition. The blue cloth binding remains square and tight with sharp corners and bright spine gilt, but shows some speckled staining to the front cover and light wear at the spine ends. This copy is the first state of the first edition, confirmed by mispagination of page 177 as "77". The contents show intermittent spotting within, with heavier spotting to the page edges. There are no previous ownership marks other than the presentation letter affixed to the front pastedown and the front flap of the original dust jacket, bearing notation presumably by Oswald, affixed to the facing first free endpaper recto. We can supply an original dust jacket upon request. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A223.1.a, Woods/ICS A112(aa), Langworth p.234

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        James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution.

      The Socialist Book Centre, London. 1946 - First separate edition. Octavo. 19 pages. Wrappers. Originally published in Polemic 3 under the title ''Second Thoughts on James Burnham''.Cheap paper tanned as always. Short tear to bottom margin of one page. Some light creasing. Very good indeed. It should be noted that the staples are not rusted at all. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Stork Club Bar Book

      RINEHART & COMPANY, INC 1946 - Dust jacket has Mylar protective cover, however, spine is sun faded, corners lightly creased/chipped, NOT price clipped, light shelf wear. Book has light shelf wear, previous owners name on front endpaper in ink, good binding, clean body and unbmarked text. DATE PUBLISHED: 1946 EDITION: 136 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Poems and Stories

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1946. With Selections from His Critical Writings. With an Introduction and Explanatory Notes by Arthur Hobson Quinn. Texts Established, with Bibliographical Notes, by Edward H. O'Neill. Illustrated by E. McKnight Kauffer. 2 volumes, octavo (228 × 150 mm). Bound for Lauriat's in red crushed half morocco, cloth sides, raised bands, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, top edges gilt, red endpapers. Colour frontispiece to each volume, 10 similar plates in all, and occasional black and white line drawings in text. Cloth slightly soiled, extremities a touch rubbed, mild foxing to edges, text blocks slightly cockled. A very good set. First E. McKnight Kauffer edition, one of the lesser known but most original and arresting illustrated editions of Poe. The artist, E. McKnight Kauffer (1890?-1954), is best known today for his vorticist and futurist inspired London Underground posters. "Kauffer's sprightly, jazzy, designs were part of the social fabric of progressive, forward-looking Britain in his time" (ODNB), but here his modernist style is used to dramatic and eerie effect in keeping with the tone of Poe's writings.

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        The Winter's Tale.

      Rio de Janeiro, Confraria dos Bibliofiles Brasileiros Cattleya Alba na Editora Ursula Erika Schidrowitz, 1946.. Kl.-4to. 63 nn. Blätter. Mit montiertem Titel, ornamentalem Buchschmuck und 24 handkolorierten montierten Illustrationen von Martha Pawlowna Schidrowitz. Orig.-Halblederband mit montierter Deckelillustration und Lederschließbändchen, im Orig.-Schuber.. 3. Druck der brasilianischen Bibliophilenvereinigung "Cattleya Alba". - Eins von 300 num. Exemplaren, hier die Nr. 1. - Englischer Text. - Gutes Exemplar.

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        La Celestina

      - La Celestina. Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea Ilustraciones originales de José Segrelles grabadas al aguafuerte por Luis Enríquez de Navarra. Prólogo de José María Pemán. Valencia: Castalia, 1946. Folio mayor, 300 x 220 mm, 352 p., ilustraciones en el texto en forma de cabecera, láminas a una tinta grabadas. Tirada limitada a 400 ejrs. Este es uno de los 13 ejemplares conteniendo prueba doble de los primeros e intermedios estados de todos los cobres, cada uno titulado y firmado a lápiz. Contiene además un cobre original del principio de un capítulo y UN DIBUJO ORIGINAL DE SEGRELLES a lápiz. Encuadernación en plena piel negra, con trabajo de mosaico de colores, corte superior dorado, resto con sus barbas, firmada por Jean Danckers y Dell’acqua, en estuche de papel y cartón. Hermosa edición de bibliófilo de la famosa obra teatral, publicada siguiendo el texto de la edición valenciana de 1514 modernizada en escritura y puntuación. Impresión en letra gótica, a dos tintas, acompañada de cabeceras en forma de viñeta, en negro, y maravillosas láminas con los admirables aguafuertes del gran artista valenciano Segrelles, que según Pemán muestran las "tormentosas y románticas figuras" del drama original. Muy buen ejemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NIGHT AND THE CITY

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1946. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo; dark blue cloth, with crimson lozenge at mid-spine, titling and rule stamped in gilt on spine and covers; red topstain; dustjacket; 372pp, [4]. Publisher's query card for this title laid in. Fine in a very Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped, with minute wear to extremities and a 1/2 cm tear at crown. A collector's copy, without a hint of sunning to the spine. The British author's best-known novel, the story of pimp and two-bit hustler Harry Fabian and his plan to hatch a lucrative plot with a famous wrestler. Basis for two films: the classic 1950 film noir directed by Jules Dassin, starring Richard Widmark and Gene Tierney, and the 1992 remake starring Robert De Niro and Jessica Lange, with a screenplay by Richard Price. Criterion #274.

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        Existentialisme est un Humanisme, (Existentialism is a Humanism)

      Les editions Nagel, Paris 1946 - SARTRE, Jean Paul. Existentialisme est un Humanisme, (Existentialism is a Humanism). Les editions Nagel, Paris, 1946 - Half-title + TP + Dedication page + [9]-141 + 1 leaf, small Octavo. First Edition.Following Being and Nothingness (1943) and long with the later Critique of Dialectical Reason (1960), this is the second of Sartre’s three major philosophical works. A rare, first printing (#97 of 500 printed on "vélin supérieur des papeteries Navarre, numérotes de 1 a 500."). Existentialism is a Humanism has become one of Sartre's most widely read and most criticized works, and it caused great controversies at the time of its appearance.CONDITION: Original paper covers. Unopened. One of 500 (#97) on "vélin supérieur des papeteries Navarre, numérotes de 1 a 500." A very good+ copy of most important and widely read works of philosophy. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LITTLE BLACK SAMBO [AND] THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT

      - BANNERMAN,HELEN [and] BEATRIX POTTER. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO [and] THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT. Sandusky: Prang Co. (1946 Deluxe edition). Offered here are 2 books in the original publisher's box. Each book measures 8 1/2 x 11", pictorial wraps, slight bit of shelf wear else near fine. Both books are boldly and brightly illustrated in color by FERN BISEL PEAT with color pictorial covers, 5 full page color illustrations as well as black and whites in text. Sambo and his family are portrayed as an American Black family. Very scarce in this boxed version. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Cantar De Los Cantares. Ilustraciones De José Segrelles.

      Asociación De Bibliófilos De Barcelona, Barcelona 1946 - XLVIII - 163pp. y 14 espléndidas láminas coloridas a mano por el propio pintor. Edición única y no venal de solo 100 ejemplares, en papel de hilo de fabricación expresa. Perfecto ejemplar con una elegante encuadernación a media piel de Cambras. Lomera fileteada al oro. Corte superior dorado. Size: 33 X 26 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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