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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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        Pretzel and the Puppies

      New York: Harper & Brothers, , 1946. Quarto. Original black cloth-backed pictorial boards, front board lettered in black and blue. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout with cartoons printed in red, green, black and yellow. Tips slightly worn, internally fine. An excellent copy in the bright jacket with a few nicks to extremities and small chip to head of front panel. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the authors on the front pastedown, together with an original drawing of Pretzel, "the longest Dachshund in the world".

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        Secret Session Speeches, the publisher's full black morocco presentation binding, signed and dated by Churchill in the year of publication and by his youngest daughter, Mary, in 1947

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1946. First edition, publisher's presentation binding, inscribed. This is a triply rare, potentially unique signed volume of Churchill's war speeches. First, it is the publisher's presentation binding. A very small number of British first editions of Churchill's war speeches were bound in full black pebble-grain morocco with gilt top edge, head and foot bands, and decorative endpapers. Such bindings of any of the seven volumes are quite rare, but Secret Session Speeches is both the rarest and unique in appearance, with a vertical spine title. Second, this copy is a prize not only for its rarity, but also for its condition. The publisher's black morocco binding remains in superlative condition, with only trivial superficial scuffing. The contents remain crisp and bright with no spotting. Searching for signs of age and flaws, we can report only transfer browning to the perimeter of the endpapers. Third and most significantly, this particular copy is signed and dated both by the author and his youngest daughter, Mary. Churchill's signature, inked in black in three lines on the second blank endsheet, reads: "From | Winston S. Churchill | 1946". On the same page, Mary's signature in blue ink in two lines reads: "Mary Soames | 1947". Baroness Mary Soames, nee Mary Spencer-Churchill (1922-2014) was the youngest and longest-lived of Winston and Clementine's five children. She was raised at Chartwell. During the Second World War, Mary joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service, serving in anti-aircraft batteries. Later in the war, Mary accompanied her father on several of his journeys abroad, including to Potstam for the summit with Truman and Stalin. She demobilized in 1946 and in February 1947 Winston walked Mary up the aisle when she married Arthur Christopher John Soames, the same year that this copy of her father's final volume of War speeches was signed by her as "Mary Soames". She would have five children with Christopher and support his own political career. Later in life, Mary would produce several well-regarded books about her parents and her own life. She was made a dame in 1980 and in 2005 was appointed a Lady Companion of the Order of the Garter. Secret Session Speeches is the seventh and final volume of Churchill's war speeches. This slim volume contains five speeches Churchill made to the House of Commons sitting in Secret Session - those of 20 June and 17 September 1940, 25 June 1941, and 23 April and 10 December 1942. Publication was made possible when the ban on revealing what had taken place in the wartime Secret Sessions was lifted in December 1945. Secret Session Speeches is anomalous among Churchill's other war speeches volumes in many respects. Unlike the contents of the other war speeches volumes, the words within this volume were not made or meant for public consumption. In fact, there was no public record of the speeches at all. As explained by the volume's compiler, Charles Eade, in his Introduction, "In accordance with Parliamentary custom, these speeches were not recorded even for official and historical purposes. Fortunately, the speeches were of such character that Mr. Churchill before delivering four of them prepared full texts of what he proposed to say." Only the first speech, that of 20 June 1940 after the fall of France, lacked a full text dictated by Churchill. For this first of Churchill's Secret Session speeches, the volume reproduces a photocopy of his original notes and emendations. In addition to Eade's Introduction, the book adds explanatory and context-setting comment preceding each speech, and the British edition adds eight leaves of plates at page 48 bearing sixteen full page wartime photographs and captions. This is a simply magnificent, truly rare, potentially unique copy. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A227.2.a, Woods/ICS A114(b), Langworth p.250.

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        Titus Groan, Gormenghast, Titus Alone

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, London - This is a set of 4 volumes by Mervyn Peake: Titus Groan (2 copies, one being the 2nd impression, Gormenghast, and Titus Alone. London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1946-1959. All in publisher's red cloth, gilt titled spines, complete with protected dust jackets, and all now housed in handsome as new solander boxes, jacket art and frontispieces by Peake. Titus Groan: First edition: Near Fine copy with minor foxing to fore edge, a touch of shelf wear, and tiny ding at top edge in near fine unclipped first state (15s) jacket with tanning spine and wear to spine ends. Titus Groan: Second impression: Fine copy in near fine clipped jacket with a touch of tanning and wear. Gormenghast: First edition: Fine copy with toning end papers and spot smudge on top edge in near fine unclipped (15s) jacket with tanning spine and wear to spine ends. Titus Alone: First edition: Fine copy with neatly affixed book plate on front paste down in near fine unclipped (21s) jacket with tanning spine. Many more photos availale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DARK PASSAGE

      New York: Julian Messner, Inc., 1946. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; red topstain; dustjacket; 248pp. Some light erasure to front endpaper, else Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, lightly edge-rubbed, with three tiny tears along upper edge; faint corresponding shadow from discreet tape mends on verso, though at some point, it appears the tape was skillfully removed; still a bright, Very Good+ to Near Fine example of jacket that is nearly always found badly spine-faded. Basis for the 1947 film noir directed by Delmer Daves, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. A terrific hard-boiled novel, Dark Passage was the second of Goodis' hardcover books and the one that propelled him to fame and success. Before being published by Messner, the book was first serialized in The Saturday Evening Post, for which Goodis received the hefty sum of $25,000. Warner Brothers purchased the film rights for an additional $25,000 and hired Goodis to write the treatment for the screen, and thanks to an excellent cast and great directing, the movie went on to be a commercial success and one of the significant noirs of the 1940's. Additionally, the book is one of the first crime novels to use the theme of a change in identity using plastic surgery. The Dark Page Vol.1, p.114.

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        The Airborne. Autograph musical manuscript sketchleaf signed in full and dated 1946

      . Folio (314 x 244 mm). 2 pp. Notated in pencil on 12-stave music paper, "Parchment Brand No. 3" issued by Belwin Inc., New York. Recto: Sketch in piano reduction (2 staves) for a section for Part Two of the work. With autograph note to head: "Threat + Approach (middle section use at end, too)" and "Against this [music], the Speaker saying, 'now we have no choice - they have declared the terms of the fight" and "Or end after Peace + Thankfulness? Sp[eaker] And a warning (etc.)..." to foot. Verso: Further sketches in piano reduction but with left hand staff mostly blank. With autograph note to upper right corner in ink: "From the Symphony: 'The Airborne' Marc Blitzstein 1946." A working manuscript, with deletions and several markings in red pencil. Somewhat worn and browned; creased at corners and with some small edge tears to upper margin.. The Airborne was initially commissioned as a film score by the U.S. Eighth Army Air Force, in which Blitzstein had enlisted in 1942. In the end, it took shape as a grand "symphony" for narrator (styled "speaker" in the present sketch), male soloists, male chorus, and orchestra. Blitzstein returned to the United States in May 1945. The score had been lost en route from England, but Blitzstein was able to play excerpts from the work on the piano for Leonard Bernstein to a very favourable reception. Bernstein went on to arrange its premiere, for which Blitzstein rewrote the score from memory. The present sketch is from the original version. The piece was first performed on April 1-2, 1946 at New York City Center by the New York City Symphony Orchestra under Bernstein's direction, with Orson Welles as narrator. Olin Downes, in the New York Times, reported that the audience received The Airborne Symphony with enthusiasm and called the premiere "remarkably sure, brilliant and dramatically eloquent." "The Airborne Symphony, while having symphonic elements, models itself largely after the choral cantata. The symphony is divided into three parts, with each part divided into subtitled sections. The Airborne is a highly dramatic work that connects the birth of flight with the role of airplanes in modern warfare... the narrator holds a primary role in advancing the symphony's plot. The soloists and chorus provide commentary on the action. The symphony is comparable to works by Dmitri Shostakovich,... Samuel Barber, and the earlier works of Igor Stravinsky. Blitzstein, who subscribed to the artistic principles of socialist realism, wrote in a conservative style that was understandable on first hearing. " Wikipedia Rare sketch material for one of Blitzstein's major works.

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        LAFCADIO HEARN. By Vera McWilliams.

      AN EXCELLENT BIOGRAPHICAL RESOURCE Boston 1946, - Houghton. FIRST EDITION. Buff cloth, very good,dj., index, bibliography, 464p. EX-LIBRIS Vincent Starrett,with two letters from Vera McWilliams signed & dated 1946. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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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.

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        The Cabin

      N.p.: Privately Printed, 1946. First edition. Photograph frontispiece of The Cabin opposite p. 1 and 11 more photographs. vii, [1], 1-124 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original garnet cloth. About fine. NEVER SEEN With a presentation inscription from the author on the flyleaf: "To Warren-A swell-travelling/ Companion-with best wishes-/ Bud / Jan. 1, 1947." Nelson "Bud" Talbott's amusing anecdotes of hunting and fishing in Alaska, Hudson Bay, the Canadian Rockies, Louisiana, Arkansas, North Dakota, and elsewhere. The first chapter describes the Canadian log cabin room built inside the author's home, with stone fireplace, cement-chinked log walls, rough pine ceiling, and slate floor. With chapters on trout fishing and caribou hunting at Nipigon in Canada, moose hunting at Onaping and Moosenbek lake, and more. Heller 1:637 ("A rare work."); Biscotti p. 429. Not in Bruns. One copy in OCLC (Princeton)

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        Soldat med brutet gevär. En människa ur det förgångna, rannsakad och hörd om sina levnadsomständigheter. I-III.

      - Stockholm; Bonniers, 1946. (Romaner i folkupplaga). 19,5x13 cm. 324 & (3, 1 blank), 325-622 & (3, 1 blank), 623-937, (2, 1 blank) s. Tre häftade volymer med tryckta omslag. Ryggarna något nötta. De överdimensionerade omslagen är lätt veckade i nedre marginalerna. Del I & II med några riss vid ryggfoten. Dedikation i Del I: "Till Kristina från tillgivne författaren / 13/4 1947". [?To Kristina from the affectionate Author?]. 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]

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        [Film Pressbook]: Tall, Tan and Terrific

      New York: Astor Pictures Corp.. 1946. Folio. [8]pp. Illustrated self-wrappers. 2" horizontal tear at the spine, modest age-toning and very small additional tears, old horizontal fold, overall very good. Film company's press book for a musical comedy with an all-black cast directed by Bud Pollard and featuring comic star Mantan Moreland, Francine Everett, and Monte Hawley. The press book features various suggested advertising copy and illustration of a variety of posters available for promotional purposes. A little known film set in a nightclub with a plot featuring a murder, solved by the club comedian played by Moreland. Apparently most of the film's 40 minute running time was taken up showcasing a variety of nightclub acts. While OCLC locates multiple copies of the film and the score, they locate no copies of this pressbook. .

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        Signed Picasso Lithograph from Galerie Beyeler, Paris

      n.p., n.d.. 8" x 10". "Lithograph Signed ""Picasso"" in the lower right blank margin on the lithographic surface. Color, 6.5"" x 8"" image, overall 8"" x 10"". ""Galerie Beyeler / PARIS"" printed in red in the lower left margin. Typed label affixed to the left of gallery imprinting: ""Pablo Picasso / Lithographe 1946."" Fine condition. A vintage authentic signature of unquestionable authenticity acquired at auction in London where another was also sold."

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        L'ARCHITECTURE FRANCAISE Architecture - Urbanisme - Décoration. Revue mensuelle. Directeur: P.M. Durand-Souffland.

      Paris,, 1946-1959.. In-4 p., 13 voll., mz. tela con ang., tit. oro su tassello al dorso. Di questa rivista mensile illustrata (foto e disegni, piante, sezioni, ecc.) offriamo una raccolta completa, dal n. 58/59, mai-juin 1946 (Anno VII), al n. 203/204, aout 1959 (Anno XIX). Mancano le copp. di ciascun fascicolo, ma sono presenti tutti gli Indici. A partire dal n. 145/146 compare l'interessante rubrica "L'architecture dans le monde". Nel I vol. sono stati inseriti numeri sciolti di annate diverse: n. 25 (nov. 1942), n. 27 (genn. 1943), nn. 41 e 43 (marzo e maggio 1944). Esempl. ben conservato.

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        La cité des eaux. Eaux-fortes originales de Paul Baudier. (Versailles)

      La Trirème (Guido Colucci), Paris 1946 - THE UNIQUE PUBLISHER'S COPY OF BAUDIER'S MASTERPIECE, WITH ALL OF THE ORIGINAL DRAWINGS AND OVER 150 ORIGINAL ETCHINGS, SOME OF WHICH ARE UNIQUE. A SPECTACULAR LIVRE D'ARTISTE FOCUSING LARGELY ON VERSAILLES, with 31 original etchings by Paul Baudier, one of the great book artists of the 20th century. From a total edition of 163 copies, this is THE UNIQUE COPY ON JAPANESE PAPER, PRINTED FOR GUIDO COLUCCI, THE PUBLISHER. *****This copy includes: *****(1) The book itself, printed on Japanese paper (no other copies were printed on Japanese paper). It is justified "Exemplaire unique imprimé pour M. Guido Colucci". The 31 etchings are in final state (on Japan, of course, and unique as such), and first and the last are signed in pencil by the artist (the first etching is also warmly inscribed by the artist to Colucci). *****(2) FOUR ADDITIONAL SUITES OF THE 31 ETCHINGS: the first (remarque) state in black on Japan (UNIQUE); the first state in black on Auvergne laid paper; the second state (with many of the remarques still partially visible) in black on Auvergne (UNIQUE); the final state in bistre on Auvergne. *****(3) ALL OF THE ORIGINAL DRAWINGS FOR THE ETCHINGS USED IN THE BOOK. Most of these are executed in pencil, but several emply ink, conté crayon, white heightening, etc. ALL OF THESE WONDERFUL DRAWINGS ARE SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. *****(4) The four planches refusées in two states: first state on Japan (UNIQUE) and in first state on Auvergne (there was no second state of any of these, of course.) *****(5) The three original SIGNED drawings for the four planches refusées (the other planche refusée is based on a drawing, in the group described above, from which one of the plates used in the book was adapted. *****(6) Six original drawings similar to those used in the book, four of which are signed by Baudier and one of which is initialed. *****(7) The original watercolor design by Baudier for the cover of the book (ultimately not used). Folio. Loose as issued in original wraps. Housed in publisher's board chemises and slipcases (this copy, for obvious reasons, is housed in two slipcases rather than one). FINE AND BRIGHT, WITH NO DEFECTS. In all, 161 original etchings, of which 97 are UNIQUE, and 39 ORIGINAL DRAWINGS. AN ASTONISHING AND IMPORTANT COPY OF AN OUTSTANDING LIVRE D'ARTISTE, IN PERFECT CONDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Poems of Wilfred Owen

      Chatto & Windus, London 1946 - Ò'The very content of OwenÕs poems was, and still is, pertinent to the feelings of young men facing death and the terrors of war.' ÑThe New York Times Book Review. Wilfred Owen was twenty-two when he enlisted in the ArtistsÕ Rifle Corps during World War I. By the time Owen was killed at the age of 25 at the Battle of Sambre, he had written what are considered the most important British poems of WWI." [Pub. Info] Edmund Blunden, the editor, was also a poet who served on the Front Lines in WWI. The book is in Fine condition with a dust jacket in Very Good condition with minor chipping to the top of the spine. There is a protective mylar cover. 1ST THUS (UK) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND AND OTHER NOVELS

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1946. First Combined Edition. First Printing, one of 3,000 copies. Octavo; black cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 639pp, [1]. Three corners gently tapped (though still sharp), else very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $5.00), with a tiny chip at the crown and a few small nicks and tears to extremities; bright, Near Fine example, preserving Bok's colorful illustration. First collected edition of four of Hodgson's novels, the title novel first published in London in 1908, some 31 years after the discovery of his manuscript. The Arkham House edition gathers for the first time 'The House on the Borderland,' 'The Boats of the Glenn Carrig,' 'The Ghost Pirates,' and 'The Night Land.'

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        Cartas Amatorias. Ilustradas Con Seis Puntas Secas Originales De Alfredo Opisso.

      Artemisa, Barcelona 1946 - 101 págs. en muy buen papel de hilo. 12 bellísimas láminas, grabados originales a la punta seca. Y letras capitales xilografiadas. Muy cuidada impresión a tres tintas. Uno de los 6 ejemplares con doble "suite" de grabados y una plancha original al cobre de uno de ellos. Perfecta encuadernación de Brugalla a plena piel muy decorada al oro. Lomera con nervios y florones en mosaico. Cantos fileteados. Guardas en seda y enmarcadas en piel decorada al oro. Corte superior dorado. Caja de resguardo con remate en piel. Size: 4º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sainte Catherine Deluxe Edition with an original signed and numbered lithograph by Matisse

      Paris, Typographie de l'Imprimerie Union 1946 - Sainte Catherine 1946. Aragon Louis, Eluard Paul. One of 200 copies on "velin du Marais", with an original lithograph by Matisse, signed and numbered in pencil, and 4 lithographs by M. Laurencin, C. Bérard, H. Matisse, P. Picasso. Very good copy, light tanning on the edges, original glassine worn, no other defects. More pictures on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Les manifestes du surréalisme suivis de Prolégomènes à un troisième Manifeste du surréalisme ou non

      Editions du Sagittaire 1946 - - Editions du Sagittaire, Paris 1946, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition en partie originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Roger Lannes. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edit partly original, one copy of the press service. Signed autograph of the author Roger Lannes. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Secret Session Speeches, the publisher's full black morocco presentation binding, signed and dated by Churchill in the year of publication and by his youngest daughter, Mary, in 1947

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1946. First edition, publisher's presentation binding, inscribed. This is a triply rare, potentially unique signed volume of Churchill's war speeches. First, it is the publisher's presentation binding. A very small number of British first editions of Churchill's war speeches were bound in full black pebble-grain morocco with gilt top edge, head and foot bands, and decorative endpapers. Such bindings of any of the seven volumes are quite rare, but Secret Session Speeches is both the rarest and unique in appearance, with a vertical spine title. Second, this copy is a prize not only for its rarity, but also for its condition. The publisher's black morocco binding remains in superlative condition, with only trivial superficial scuffing. The contents remain crisp and bright with no spotting. Searching for signs of age and flaws, we can report only transfer browning to the perimeter of the endpapers. Third and most significantly, this particular copy is signed and dated both by the author and his youngest daughter, Mary. Churchill's signature, inked in black in three lines on the second blank endsheet, reads: "From | Winston S. Churchill | 1946". On the same page, Mary's signature in blue ink in two lines reads: "Mary Soames | 1947". Baroness Mary Soames, nee Mary Spencer-Churchill (1922-2014) was the youngest and longest-lived of Winston and Clementine's five children. She was raised at Chartwell. During the Second World War, Mary joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service, serving in anti-aircraft batteries. Later in the war, Mary accompanied her father on several of his journeys abroad, including to Potstam for the summit with Truman and Stalin. She demobilized in 1946 and in February 1947 Winston walked Mary up the aisle when she married Arthur Christopher John Soames, the same year that this copy of her father's final volume of War speeches was signed by her as "Mary Soames". She would have five children with Christopher and support his own political career. Later in life, Mary would produce several well-regarded books about her parents and her own life. She was made a dame in 1980 and in 2005 was appointed a Lady Companion of the Order of the Garter. Secret Session Speeches is the seventh and final volume of Churchill's war speeches. This slim volume contains five speeches Churchill made to the House of Commons sitting in Secret Session - those of 20 June and 17 September 1940, 25 June 1941, and 23 April and 10 December 1942. Publication was made possible when the ban on revealing what had taken place in the wartime Secret Sessions was lifted in December 1945. Secret Session Speeches is anomalous among Churchill's other war speeches volumes in many respects. Unlike the contents of the other war speeches volumes, the words within this volume were not made or meant for public consumption. In fact, there was no public record of the speeches at all. As explained by the volume's compiler, Charles Eade, in his Introduction, "In accordance with Parliamentary custom, these speeches were not recorded even for official and historical purposes. Fortunately, the speeches were of such character that Mr. Churchill before delivering four of them prepared full texts of what he proposed to say." Only the first speech, that of 20 June 1940 after the fall of France, lacked a full text dictated by Churchill. For this first of Churchill's Secret Session speeches, the volume reproduces a photocopy of his original notes and emendations. In addition to Eade's Introduction, the book adds explanatory and context-setting comment preceding each speech, and the British edition adds eight leaves of plates at page 48 bearing sixteen full page wartime photographs and captions. This is a simply magnificent, truly rare, potentially unique copy. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A227.2.a, Woods/ICS A114(b), Langworth p.250.

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        The Little White Horse

      University of London PRess, London 1946 - Said to be one of J.K. Rowling's favorite books, it was filmed in 2008 as "The Secret of Moonacre". Fine,in a near-fine dust wrapper with the original 6/ price. Illustrated by Walter Hodges. Map end-papers. 8vo, light blue cloth, d.w. London: University of London Press, (1946). First Edition. Uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Outsider

      UK: Hamish Hamilton. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1946. Hardback first edition and first impression. Recently rebound in full leather, near fine. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1946.

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        ALTERNANCE

      Paris, Le Gerbier 1946 - One of 262 copies in Rives BFK numbered, from a total edition of 340 copies. The portfolio, loose as issued, is complete of the original chemise, slipcase, and clamshell box. This edition present a collection of 16 etchings from different artists, of which one from Matisse signed and dated in plate, by Laurencin, Cocteau, Lhote, Villon, Dignimont and other, alternating with inedited texts by eminent writers of that time: Eulard, Giraudoux, Cassou, Ribemont-Dessaignes, Jacob and others. The portfolio is in very condition. Pictures on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettres Portugaises. Deluxe Edition with Artistic Binding and one extra suite of lithographs

      MATISSE, Henri, Marianna Alcaforado. Paris: Teriade, 1946. Signed by Matisse. With 15 full-page and 80 smaller lithographs by Matisse. Bounded in a beautiful artistic binding of J.Anthoine Legrain 1949, complete of the matching chemise an box. A copy of Matisse's first collaboration with Teriade. At this time Matisse was also working on Jazz. Unlike the latter work, which was comprised of collages, Lettres Portugaises showcases Matisse's brilliance as a draughtsman. It is distinguished by the use of purple and brown inks, and by "the suavity of Matisse's line" (The Artist and the Book). This is one of only 80 copies accompanied by an extra set of proof studies of lithographs. Total edition 270 copies. Mariana Alcoforado (1640-1723) lived in Our Lady of the Conception Convent in Beja. Matisse leads us along the course of the passionate love affair of the nun from Beja, depicting the imaginary portraits of Mariana with delicate and at the same time tormented contours. Ref: Duthuit 15. The Artist and the Book 199.

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        Abeceda Dusevniho Prazdna [Alphabet of Spiritual Emptiness]

      Nak/adatelstvi Za'Druha a.s., Prague [Praha] 1946 - FIRST EDTION of Tmej's powerfully disturbing photo-exploration of the devastation of the Second World War; complete with 45 gravure plates. "Tmej's book is a remarkable document of his war experiences (psychological and otherwise). It is also a beautifully produced, if fragile book, a strange combination of luxury and cheapness: lusciously inked gravure printing on rough paper that is little better than newsprint. "When Tmej was forced, like many young Czechs, to work for the Nazi war effort in Breslau, he had the foresight to carry two cameras in his backpack on his way to a doubtful future in Germany, and the courage and perspicacity to use them. The resulting book, distilled from around 200 negatives, is notable not simply for its historical value, but also for Tmej's ability to make formally elegant images that are invested with a poetic weight that is quite remarkable given the circumstances of their making" (Parr/Badger, The Photobook, Vol. 1). Roth 101. Praha [Prague]: Nak/adatelstvi Za'Druha a.s., 1946. Quarto, original flexible boards, original dust jacket. Book fine, scarce, fragile dust jacket with restoration (as often) around edges and flap folds. RARE. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Brudarnas källa. En legend om de bofasta.

      Stockholm; Bonniers, 1946. Femte tusendet. 19,5x13 cm. 233, (2, 1 blank) s. Häftad med tryckt omslag. Det överdimensionerade omslaget är något veckat i nedre marginalerna. Kort reva i nedre framfals. Rygghuvudet och främre omslagets främre kant lätt nötta. Deltitelbladet och främre omslagets verso något gulnade av ilagt tidningsurklipp. Dedikation: ''Till Kristina, min älskade! / Författaren / '... hennes själ och kropp, allt svarade för att hon sade sant till mig' (sid. 113.)''. 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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        SKULL-FACE AND OTHERS - WITH AN ORIGINAL PENCIL SKETCH BY HANNES BOK TIPPED IN

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1946. First Edition. First Printing, one of 3004 copies printed. Octavo; black cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 474pp, [2]. Tasteful bookplage to front pastedown, based of spine gently nudged, with a shallow bump to upper edge of rear board; hint of foxing to top edge; Near Fine. Original Hannes Bok dustjacket is unclipped (priced $5.00), with a single 1/4" closed tear at upper left joint corner and a small, faint dampstain to rear flap; bright, unfaded, Near Fine example. Though not called for, tipped into this copy is an original, unsigned pencil sketch of Hannes Bok's 'Fox Woman,' likely an early preliminary version Bok toyed with. Lead pencil on light brown tracing paper, tipped in between the first blank and the half-title page. Howard's posthumous first book published in the U.S., a collection of fantasy stories featuring Conan, King Kull, Bran Mak Morn, and Solomon Kane; many of these first appeared within the pages of 'Weird Tales' in the 1930's. Foreward by August Derleth, with memoriams by H.P. Lovecraft and E. Hoffmann Price. A bright, crisp copy of Howard's first book and a key Arkham House title, with the added benefit of the Hannes Bok sketch. Ex Jerry Weist.

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        Animal Farm

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1946., 1946. Proof Copy of the American First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's soft grey covers titled in black to upper. Faded blue ink stamp to upper cover with stain; covers frayed along extremities, spine wrinkled; page edges toned by text clean. Scarce. Held in a protective solander box.

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        DESCRIPTION D'UN COMBAT

      [Paris]: Maeght Éediteur, [1946].. Quarto (12 x 9 5/8"; 305 x 245 mm). Gathered loose signatures, laid into lithographed pictorial wrapper. Lithographed frontis, plates, head- and tailpieces. Fine, in lightly rubbed and smudged publisher's board chemise and slipcase. First edition in French, translated by Clara Malraux and Rainer Dorland, with a Préface by Bernard Groethuysen. One of 300 numbered copies printed on Vélin, from a total edition of 350. Illustrated with eight black and white full-page lithographs, plus the wrapper and head and tailpieces, by Jean-Michel Atlan, all printed by Mourlot. MONOD 6480.

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