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        [The Gormenghast trilogy:]

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode,, 1946–59. Titus Groan, Gormenghast; Titus Alone. 3 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, spines lettered in gilt. With the Peake designed dust jackets. Vol. I: Ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Vol. II: Bookseller's ticket to the front free endpaper. An excellent set in the jackets with toned spines and some nicks to the extremities. A lovely first edition, first impression set of Peake's classic trilogy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Heed the Thunder

      Greenberg, New York 1946 - First edition. A fairly worn, but presentable, good only copy lacking the dustwrapper. This copy Inscribed by the author in pencil: "For Lois and Jim[?] very gratefully Jim Thompson 2-20-46." We do not know who the recipients were, but curiously, the dedicatees were Lois and Elliott McDowell. Whether this is the same Lois, with another companion is not immediately clear to us. Books signed by Thompson are very rare. We have sold three other books signed by Thompson in the past 20 years, and of those, two were considerably later paperback titles. The only other inscribed hardcover was another copy of this title inscribed about ten months after this one, thus making this the earliest inscribed Thompson book we have seen. To put it in context, we have handled more books signed by either J.D. Salinger or Thomas Pynchon than we have of Thompson. A superb copy of an exceptionally uncommon book, the second of only three hardcover novels published during the hardboiled author's lifetime. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        All the King's Men

      Harcourt Brace 1946 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Robert Penn Warren on a laid in letter. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the edges. This original First Printing dustjacket has the has the First Issue point with Sinclair Lewis blurb on the back panel of the dustjacket. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the panels. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      NY: Harcourt Brace & Co., (1946) - First Edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning modern literary classic, a highspot of modern literature. The landmark novel, more than loosely based on the career of famed Louisiana governor Huey Long, was the basis for the 1949 Academy Award-winning film (which took Oscars for Best Picture, and for actors Broderick Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge). A new film adaptation opened late in 2005, starred Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini and Anthony Hopkins. First Editions of this scarce title are rare indeed, and a copy of this extraordinary quality would be hard to beat. A lovely, perfectly fine copy in an extremely close to fine dust jacket, bright, crisp, non-price-clipped, and with the most miniscule, barely noticeable, shallow chipping -- hardly discernable -- and only to the top fold of the front panel. All The King's Men lists at #36 on the Random House/Modern Library 100 Best Books of the Century. It is highly unlikely a finer copy can be found. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        All the King's Men

      Harcourt 1946 - First Edition, First Printing. An attractive dustjacket with some wear to the spine and edges. This original First Printing dustjacket has the price present on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION and Review copy in collector’s condition. We buy Robert Penn Warren First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        All the King's Men (Review Copy)

      Harcourt, Brace, NY 1946 - A review copy with review slip tipped in at the ffep. Book is bound in maroon stamped in gold which is faded, but still readable on spine. In the second state dustwrapper (with reviews on the back panel and the Sinclair Lewis blurb moved to the rear flap) is bright and clean with just a few small closed tears primarily to top edge. A very collectible copy of a tough first edition -- considered the author's best work. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in year of publication and basis for the film of the same name that starred Broderick Crawford. This book is from a literary professor who taught at Princeton in the 40's and 50's. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael J. Toth, Bookseller, ABAA]
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        All the King's Men

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1946 - "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren. First edition first printing with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page. Published by Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1946. Winner of the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. 8vo, 464 pp. With the original first state dust jacket. The dust jacket is in poor condition. Chipping and creasing to the flap folds and spine. Tape repairs to the verso and front at the spine. The jacket has been trimmed a 1/2 inch to an inch at the bottom and exposes the book. The book is in poor to fair condition. Tape remnants present at the top and bottom of the boards. The front board is cracked at the hinge at the half-title page. The paste-downs are missing some paper where tape was removed. Previous owner's label on the front endpaper with general grubiness to the paper. Paper adhesions and soiling to the rear endpaper. Some soiling to random pages of text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Typed letter signed ("A. Einstein").

      Princeton, 25. VII. 1946. - 4to. 1 p. In German, to Helene Katzenstein, widow of Einstein's close friend and sometime sailing companion, the Berlin surgeon Moritz Katzenstein (1872-1932): "I deeply feel what a difficult time you are having under the present circumstances. And I shall gladly do anything to rescue you from this unsatisfactory and depressing situation. I myself have experienced from close-up what trouble people can create for each other in everyday life when bound together within such a restricted space. Assume as philosophical a stance as you can and remember that a leopard cannot change his spots for all the sharness of his claws [.]". - On stationery with printed letterhead; traces of folds.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Den stjæler Deres Korn.

      Original farvelitograferet plakat udsendt af Teknolisk Instituts Skadedyrlaboratorium, Bülowsvej 34, København V. Trykt hos P. Christiansen for Harlang & Toksvig ReklameBureau A/S, 1946. Ca. 100 x 62 cm. Signeret i trykket.. Yderst velholdt

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        The Illustrated London News Vol. 9: July to December 1846

      London: William Little 1946 - Very large HB in half tan calf binding with marbled boards, gilt title to spine, original endpapers, no inscriptions but prev owner bookplate on FEP. Complete volume in VG cond for age with just some minor scattered repairs and bit of scuffing to outer. 416pp. fully ill. in b/w throughout (29 x 41cm) **Heavy - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs**

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        L'Atlantida. Primera Edición Crítica Según Dos Manuscritos Autógrafos y Las Ediciones De 1877 y 1878. Preparada Por Eduardo Junyent y Martín De Riquer.

      Ayuntamiento De Barcelona, Barcelona 1946 - XII pp. - 18 h. con el facsímil - 1 blanca - 208pp. y 1 h. De una edición total de 1000 ejemplares, el nuestro de la tirada de 100, conteniendo una doble reproducción aparte en papel especial del manuscrito facsimilado. Muy cuidada estampa sobre muy buen papel de hilo. Estupendo ejemplar con una regia encuadernación en muy buena piel decorada al oro con filetes laterales y un medallón central con el busto del autor. Lomera con nervios y florones. Guardas en piel y seda enmarcadas. Corte superior dorado. En el reverso de la tapa bolsillo en seda bien incrustado en la grueso de la piel, para resguardar el facsímil. Size: Gran Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Heart's Home

      New York: Arcadia House. 1946. First. First edition. Fine in near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with very light wear. The world of a widower's daughter is thrown into an uproar when her father plans to remarry and she falls for the owner of a pet farm. The Georgia-born Peggy Gaddis Dern wrote under both the names Peggy Gaddis and Peggy Dern. This copy Inscribed by the author to her sister and brother-in-law: "To Goldie & Alfred, with my love, Peggy." A nice association in an attractive copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Heart's Home

      Arcadia House, New York 1946 - First edition. Fine in near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with very light wear. The world of a widower's daughter is thrown into an uproar when her father plans to remarry and she falls for the owner of a pet farm. The Georgia-born Peggy Gaddis Dern wrote under both the names Peggy Gaddis and Peggy Dern. This copy Inscribed by the author to her sister and brother-in-law: "To Goldie & Alfred, with my love, Peggy." A nice association in an attractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Joyous Hills

      New York: Arcadia House. (1946). First. First edition. Fine in near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with slight fading at the spine. Big city department store executive is forced to take a break in the Northern Georgia hills, she meets a big city lawyer who has adapted to life in the hills. The Georgia-born Peggy Gaddis Dern wrote under both the names Peggy Gaddis and Peggy Dern. This copy Inscribed by the author to her sister: "To Goldie with my love -- because she asked for a book dedicated to Sherm for her bedside table -- Lovingly, Peggy (Peggy Gaddis Dern) (Mrs. Sherman Dern)." A nice association in an attractive copy. .

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        Tapices de Goya. Advertencia preliminar de D. Narciso José de Liñán y Heredia

      Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid 1946 - 26x32 VII + 303 pp. + 199 pp. + CXCIII láminas fuera de texto. Rústica. Pequeña mancha en el lomo. Muy buen estado Archivo General de Palacio Libro [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Duell, Sloan and Pearce, NY 1946 - 8vo., unpaged, numerous b&w photographs. Light wear to the cloth, and occasional faint foxing, primarily on the blank endpapers. A very good copy. Signed and inscribed " For the Bennington girls, Weegee, 1947". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1946 - McCullers, Carson. THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946. Presentation Copy. First Edition, 8vo., 195pp. A very good copy in golden yellow cloth lettered in black & showing some moderate general use in a near fine or better, very bright supplied dust jacket with a bit of conservation at the spine extremities. Inscribed on the front free endpaper in black fountain pen: "For Howard / with love / Carson". From the estate of Howard Doughty, acclaimed literary critic & scholar, Harvard College. McCullers adapted this novel into a play that opened on Broadway with Julie Harris & Ethel Waters & won numerous awards. Waters & Harris then recreated their Broadway roles in the 1952 Fred Zinneman film, with Harris nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. [27074] $3850 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Member of the Wedding

      (New York): Houghton Mifflin Company. 1946. First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with a nominally faded spine, but much less so than usually found. McCullers adapted her own novel into a play that opened on Broadway with Julie Harris and Ethel Waters and won numerous awards. Waters and Harris then recreated their Broadway roles in the 1952 Fred Zinnemann film, with Harris nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. A beautiful copy and scarce thus. .

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        Histoire d'un Ours-Comme-Ça [Winnie-the-Pooh]; La Maison d'un Ours Comme-Ça [The House at Pooh Corner]. Traduit de l'anglais par Jacques Papy.

      Paris, Presses De La Cité, 1946 - 2 volumes, octavo. "Histoire" in original light blue boards, titles and illustration to front board and spine in dark blue. With the dust jacket. "La Maison" in original grey boards, titles and illustration to front board and spine in brown. With the dust jacket. "Histoire", spine tips fading corresponding with chips to dust jacket, some scuff marks to spine and back board, front joint cracking, internally bright, dust jacket age toned, edge rubbed, with tape reinforcement to verso of head and foot of spine. "La Maison", corners lightly rubbed, internally bright, dust jacket age toned, lightly chipped and rubbed to edges. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard. First French editions, first printings. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        CRISOLIN AGUILAR. Colección comprensiva de los primeros 66 volúmenes, incluidos el cero y doble cero

      - Madrid, 1946-1999. Tamaño miniatura. Piel y sucedáneos. Mueble-estantería adaptada. Muy bonito. Perfecto estado. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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      Dutton, New York 1946 - First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by the author on the half title page. Very good plus in a very good dust jacket. Williwaw was Gore Vidal's first publication, and it earned him the reputation as "the best all-around American man of letters since Edmund Wilson"(Newsweek). The military novel marked the beginning of his writing career, aged twenty-one, and is based upon his Alaskan Harbor Detachment duty. Williwaw is a quasi-autobiographical novel, and its value comprises not merely Vidal's excellent writing but the insight it offers into the author's experiences. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        FORTH, BEAST! Signed

      London: Faber & Faber Ltd,, 1946 Crowley's Personal Copy. Sm. 8vo., 200pp. A very good copy showing light use. First Edition. Pale blue boards, gilt titled at the spine [mildly faded, the gilt still bright]. Louis Marlow, [Crowley's Literary Executor] satirist, whose criticism of life cuts deep. "This is a book with ingredients both sweet and astringent, written by a man who has thought deeply, acted independently, reflected sagely, and is able to set down in bold, lucid, vivid paragraphs a life-time of rich and impassioned experience." & according to the author, the essays in this book have something to offend everyone. Presentation copy with a lengthy inscription by the author on the half title: "For / Aleister Crowley - With apologies for / the very imperfect / sketch of him / herein attempted. / From / Louis Marlow / And now in April 1946. Deirdre MacAlpine / April 1948". Also - Boldly signed by Crowley on the front pastedown with his phallic signature form, adding four lines of original poetry - "On Louis the immortals / sardonically look / he sought fame as a poet / and found it as a cook!". Penciled notes on the ffe: " Lidoll [sic] Hart / The Revolution in Warfare", & on the verso of the half title: "I want to ask Joad what's his answer to the very serious attack on his integrity on page 98 of this book" Some AC marginalia - one or two author's holographic corrections. With: a very good 2 page als on Crowley's personal stationery with his red 666 seal at the top. Dated September 25, Netherwood, The Ridge, Hastings. "Dear Louis / Peccavi / Mea Maxima Culpa / I ought to be kicked 77 times around circular Route No 2. Ungrateful swine that I am; a hog, a viper. Well, you know, I'm not really though it looks like it". Good content follows - signed: "Thine in sackcloth & ashes / Aleister". Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Four page letter signed "Sailor" to fellow Battle of Britain Spitfire ace Alan Deere.

      Plymouth, H.M.T. Carnarvon Castle, 25 February, 1946 - Written on both sides of 2 sheets (202 × 164 mm) of note-paper embossed with the Royal Arms. Holes from stapling to the top left-hand corner, creases from old folds, but overall very good. Signed or autograph material by Malan is extremely uncommon, this substantial letter also boasts excellent content and Battle of Britain associations. Born in Cape Province in 1910, Malan joined the RAF in 1935, having previously served in the merchant marine with the Union-Castle Line, the origin of his sobriquet. He joined 74 Squadron in January 1936 and remained with them, rising to Squadron Leader, until March 1941 when he became Wing Leader of the Biggin Hill Wing. In his active fighter career through the height of the Battle of Britain he claimed 27 kills destroyed, 7 shared destroyed and 2 unconfirmed, 3 probables and 16 damaged, making him at the time the RAF's highest scoring Ace and one of the highest scoring pilots to have served wholly with Fighter Command during WW2. Here he writes to Alan Deere, a fellow Spitfire pilot who served in the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain, accumulating 22 kills, and who was a Wing Commander at Biggin Hill at the time when Malan had become Station Commander. "Well, we have had a long and a happy association together which I shall never forget, and I do hope we shall meet again some day." Malan apologises for not having seen Deere before his departure - "I was in a constant rush right up to the end and couldn't spare either the petrol or the time to see you on the last Saturday night when you were in Town." - hopes that he has mended his breach with fellow New Zealand Ace Bill Compton - "his besetting sin is selfish thoughtlessness at times" - congratulates him on his receiving an OBE and his acceptance of a permanent commission - "the service could do with as many of your type as they can lay hands on" - and extends his best wishes for the birth of his first child - "I can picture you strutting about with pride when your infant arrives." Malan himself feels that he could not have faced peace-time service and "Even had I not got myself fixed up as well as I have, I flatter myself that I could have improved my position and circumstances in several other walks What an Ego!" He had been invited by Harry Oppenheimer to become his private and political secretary at the Anglo-American Corporation, which address he gives for future mail. However, it was in the strained political world of post-War South Africa that he really made his mark. Having joined the servicemen's anti-apartheid organizations the Springbok Legion and War Veterans Action Committee on his return to the country, he was chosen to be president of the Torch Commando, which was founded to oppose the disenfranchisement of the Cape Coloured population. At its height membership reached 250,000, with Malan addressing rallies of up to 75,000, drawing draconian measures amounting to proscription from the National Party government. Malan died of Parkinson's Disease in 1963. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE D. A. BREAKS A SEAL (First Edition, Warmly Inscribed)

      New York: William Morrow, 1946. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE D. A. BREAKS A SEAL. New York: William Morrow, (1946). First Edition. A NEAR FINE copy (few little spots to the topstain, a couple of which just touch one corner of the back flap) in an attractive VERY GOOD PLUS (Priced $2.50) ORIGINAL DUST JACKET (lightly used, a few tiny chips). WARMLY INSCRIBED on the front-free endpaper:"To Tee Rose/ whose friendship has been a steady heartwarming thing over a whole flock of years. Lots of love from Uncle Erle and congratulations on the way you have developed your writing ability. From a guy who knew you when. Yours, Erle." Underneath this, the author has signed his name in full: "Erle Stanley Gardner/March 1946." Tee Rose, a young writer from San Francisco, was a lifelong friend of ESG and she always received Gardner's latest book in the mail -- usually immediately upon publication. We have in stock quite a few of his presentation copies to her dating from 1934 to the early 1960s. THE D. A. BREAKS A SEAL is the seventh of nine novels written by Gardner about small town California district attorney Doug Selby. In our experience, the Doug Selby mysteries are far more rarely seen signed than the Perry Mason mysteries.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Illus. by Charles Lofgren.

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      78 Páginas + 53 Laminas. Sindicato De Iniciativa De Tarragona., Tarragona. 1946 - ATENCION : Este es uno (14/100) de la tirada de CIEN EJEMPLARES EN PAPEL HILO ESPECIAL. LOS LIBROS ORIGINALES DAN MAS VALOR Y PRESTIGIO A SU BIBLIOTECA. Size: 4º.ilustrado [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Morts sans Sépulture (Men without Shadows).

      Marguerat, Lausanne 1946 - Half-title + TP + 9-[195] + 1 leaf = Printers statement, Octavo. INSCRIBED First Edition, (Douglas 360; Contat 46/89c) Signed by Sartre on the half-title: "Hommage J. Sartre".The play, dealing with members of the Resistance and their torturers, aroused tremendous controversy when first produced - the suffering was considered too acute for esthetic treatment and there were complaints that it was an exploitation of the Resistance. Thornton Wilder translated the play into English as "The Victors". original wraps and original glassine wrapper. A beautiful copy. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Armorial de los Arzobispos de Tarragona

      Orbis, BARCELONA 1946 - Tirada de 250 Ejemplares,en nuestra libreria tenemos el numero3.67 bellos escudos de todos los arzobispos. Paginas:297

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        Le doctorat impromptu.

      Editions Éryx 1946 - In-8 ( 265 X 205 mm ) de 101 pages, en feuilles sous couverture rempliée, chemise et étui. 8 galantes illustrations, dont une en frontispice, 9 illustrations in texte ainsi qu'une vignette de titre et cul-de-lampe en couleurs par Paul-Emile BECAT. Un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Renage avec une suite des hors-texte et une suite des dessins inutilisés. Bel exemplaire. illustré-moderne litterature femme erotisme Curiosa

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        OBRAS COMPLETAS ( 3 Vol.)

      Editorial AGUILAR 1946 - Madrid 1946 . Vol I : Con una nota biobibliografica , XXIII+1642pag. retrato autor ; Vol II : 1804pag. lámina con la reproducción de una carta autógrafa fechada el 12 de octubre de 1920 en cuya posdata hace referencia el autor a su próximo viaje alrededor del mundo ; Vol III : 1824pag. retrato autor . Encuad : plena piel con dorados en plano y lomo, papel biblia, cinta registradora, cortes magnificamente decorados , retrato autor gofrado en lomo . Libros en muy buen estado ( suave mancha en cubierta Vol I ) . ***Si no queda satisfecho le devolvemos el dinero*** .

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        An Important Collection of 19 Photograph Albums of Original Photographs recording life in post World War II Indonesia. Ca. 1946.

      - 19 volumes (5 4/8 x 8 inches), each with ca 20 black and white images interleaved with brief typed descriptions, photograph size (5 4/8 x 7 inches). Original half black cloth, marbled boards, printed paper labels on each front cover (a bit browned). "Very little can as yet be said of the future political developments of this part of the archipelago" (anonymous photographer's note). An important and fascinating collection of photographs of post-war Indonesia apparently prepared by the Dutch government or a Dutch humanitarian organization just following the end of World War II. Between 1945 and 1949 Dutch troops fought local republican factions to regain control of Indonesia after the end of Japanese occupation. Photographs include dramatic and often disturbing images of the devastation caused by the war, particularly the Japanese occupation of Sumatra: "Southern Sumatra was the scene of many tragedies. on the capitulation of the Japanese forces many P.O.W. internment camps were discovered where P.O.W.'s lived on the verge of death." (anonymous photographer). There are photographs recording the official hand-over of power: "Conference between commander of British occuptation forces brigadier Hutchinson, colonel Mollinger, who with Dutch troops was to take over command from the former and Dr. Iza republican resident of Palambang and substitute for Dr. Gani minister of the republican government. the official taking over of command. the landing of Dutch troops" (ibid.) However, the focus of the albums seems to be the recovery of industry and agriculture in the Indonesian islands and the opportunity for economic development. Album titles include: Northern and Western Sumatra; Eastern Sumatra; Southern Sumatra; Bangka & Billiton; Western Borneo; Southern Borneo; Eastern Borneo; Western Java; Central Java; Eastern Java; Celebes; Bali; Eastern Indonesia; Types, Arts & Habits; People of Importance; Rice. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alturas de Macchu Picchu

      Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Caracas 1946 - Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973.Alturas de Macchu Picchu / Pablo Neruda; ilustraciones de Durban.- 1a. ed.- Caracas : Ministerio de Educación Nacional, 1946.- 2v. : il. ; 24 x 16cm.-En Revista Nacional de Cultura, Caracas, Venezuela, nº 57, julio-agosto de 1946 y nº 58, setiembre-octubre 1946. Esta es la 1a. edición de la obra del poeta chileno, que posteriormente aparecería en libro. Primera edición muy rara, la mayoría de las bibliografías sobre el poeta no la consignan. El nº 57 de la revista incluye de los versos I al VII inclusive. El nº 58 de los versos VIII al XII. Los dos números con ilustraciones al poema de Durban. Esta importante revista, fue iniciada en 1938 por Mariano Picón-Salas. Ha publicado a los principales narradores, poetas, ensayistas, críticos, pensadores de Venezuela e Iberoamérica. Al momento de esta primera edición la revista estaba dirigida por Elisa Elvira Zuloaga. Los dos números de la revista, están completos, con pequeñas manchas de oxidación y sello de anterior propietario, que no afectan texto. El nº 58 tiene los márgenes exteriores con manchas de humedad, que no afectan el texto y una pequeña faltante en la cubierta anterior. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Un día del emperador Tiberio en Capri. [Con un dibujo original de González Ruano.]

      - Edit. Amigos del Libro. Barcelona, 1946. 30,5 cm. 6 h., 90 pág., 7 h. Ilustr. con el frontispicio, grabado al aguafuerte a varios colores; el título que fue grabado al tórculo, en la página 1 y en la 87 la ilustración del prólogo y del epílogo son 2 aguafuertes a toda página, y los siguientes aguafuertes en lám. en el texto: Personajes y paisajes, El ave Fénix, La pesadilla, El Banquete y Tiberio, además de 21 frisos, dibujados por José Miguel Serrano, en el texto. Edición numerada de 245 ejemplares, de un total de 300, en papel de hilo Guarro (ej. 140/245). En rama, presentado en caja de tela. Algún punto de óxido. Nuestro ejemplar además presenta un dibujo original a lápiz de González Ruano, a doble página (correspondientes a las hojas de respeto del libro), con una dedicatoria a un amigo suyo periodista.

      [Bookseller: Antiquària Malda, Llibreria]
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        Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, Office of United States Chief of Counsel for Prosecution of Axis Criminality. Eleven Volumes [complete] [Eight Volumes + Supplement A + Supplement B + Opinion and Judgment]

      Government Printing Office 1946-48, Washington - Original red cloth, gilt, somewhat worn, the spines faded, hinges to volume one just cracking, dampstaining to volume VIII, yet a good clean set The documentary evidence underlying and vastly augmenting the American and English prosecutions at Nuremberg, culled from some 100,000 documents; with the two supplementary volumes providing all four countries' closing arguments and other materials [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc.. Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1946. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have some light toning. Includes a laid in publicity photographic card which has been signed with an inscription by the author. The dust jacket has edge wear, several small nicks, noticeable rubbing to the spine and flap joints and a couple of small spots of water damage to the rear corners. All corners, along with the spine ends have been taped with clear tape on both front and reverse, by the former owner. This is the author's first book of fiction (preceded by 1963's Rocking the Boat, a book of essays. Supposedly, the book was written during his stint in the Army, while he was based in the Aleutian Islands on a supply ship when he was just 19 years old. ; Signed by Author .

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        Facts and Documents Concerning Polish Prisoners of War Captured by the U.S.S.R. During the 1939 Campaign

      London, UK.: Provisional Polish Government in Exile.. Good+. 1946. Softcover. Fo - 33 x 20 cm.; xii - 454 pp. From a laid-in sheet: "In December 1944 the Council of Ministers of the Polish Government in London summoned a Special Commission for investigating the problem of the 15,000 Polish prisoners of war missing in the USSR. This Commission set about collecting all accessible materials and documents. On the basis of the material in hand a group of experts has drawn up the temporary Report . . . . which is a presentation of the facts and documents provided with a short conclusion." This is a copy of that temporary report which does state "For Private Circulation only". Typewritten mimeographed sheets bound into plain cardboard covers with a cloth tape spine on which is handwritten the report's title. There is a table of contents, photos,diagrams, sketches, maps. Cover lightly soiled as is text block edge, some foxing to text. .

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        I Bequeath''."I, Forrest J. Ackerman, being of imaginative mind, bequeath to the Fantasy Foundation, upon my demise, my 1300 fantasy books (4 July 46). Hand Annotated by Ackerman with Additions.

      Published for the Author, Hollywood, CA 1946 - Hollywood, CA: [published for the author], [July 4, 1946]. See scans. First Edition. Hand Annotated by Ackerman with Additions. 23 leaves, including front cover, with single-spaced text mimeographed on recto side only. (4to) 11x8½, original printed tan paper staple-bound wrappers. One of 500 copies, mimeographed by C. Everett Evans, plus additional pencil notations and check marks throughout; these add a number of titles. These insertions have undergone forensic handwriting examination and have been authenticated as having been the hand of Ackerman. Forrest J. Ackerman, a significant American Sci-Fi editor, author, and collector, a reader of the SF magazines from their inception, has been an active member of SF FANDOM from his early teenage years, and ¿as early as 1932 served as associate editor of The Time Traveller, the first FANZINE. For many decades thereafter he wrote stories and articles prolifically for fan journals - using his own name and a wide variety of elaborate pseudonyms, including Dr Acula, Jacques DeForest Erman, Alden Lorraine, Vespertina Torgosi, Hubert George Wells (cheekily), Weaver Wright and many others and becoming known in fan circles as Mr. Science Fiction; he won several awards for these activities, including a Hugo Award in 1953 for Number One Fan Personality. His first story was A Trip to Mars in 1929 for the San Francisco Chronicle, which won a prize for the best tale by a teenager; some of his more interesting work was assembled in Science Fiction Worlds of Forrest J. Ackerman and Friends (1969). He collected SF books and memorabilia from the very first, publishing in I Bequeath (to the Fantasy Foundation) a bibliography of the first 1300 items, and eventually housing his 300,000-item library, which he called the Fantasy Foundation, in a 17-room house in Hollywood, the maintenance of which proved difficult to manage over the years. The library was further celebrated in Souvenir Book of Mr. Science Fiction's Fantasy Museum (1978). Disposals of collectible books have been made at times; and part of the library was auctioned in 1987, grossing over $550.000. Notorious for his punning and use of simplified words, [Ackerman] is credited with introducing the term SCI FI in 1954. He was [an] agent for a number of writers, notably A.E. van Vogt. Contains many books not found in the major Sci-Fi references, including: Bleiler, Locke, Reginald, Owings & Chalker, 333 or in Day. Rare. See scans. Lg7 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        L'Arme secrete. Poemes illustres par Andre Masson. [With 6 Masson Illustrations, and an original, signed Lithograph].

      Bordas, Paris. Number 11 of 300 (of a total of 340) copies signed by Soupault, with an original lithograph, signed by Andre Masson (11/300). 1946 - [Partial limitation statement]: "Edition originale de L'arme secrete de Philippe Soupault. Il a tire de cet ouvrage: [-] 300 exemplaires [copies] sur velin pur chiffon de Rives B. F. K., [watermarked paper] filigrane au nom de l'editeur et numerotes de 1 a 300 [this copy is one of the 300]. Tous ces ouvrages sont ornes de 6 dessins et d'une lithographie originale d'Andre Masson tiree par Desjobert et signee par l'artiste. La totalite des exemplaires portent la signature de l'auteur. No 11 [signed]: Philippe Soupault." "Acheve d' imprimer Le present ouvrage sur les presses de Joseph Zichieri, maitre-imprimeur a Paris, le quinze [15th] novembre 1946. La mise en page a ete concue par Andre-Charles Gervais. La typographie a ete executee en romain de Caslon de la fonderie Radiguer." 8 in. x 11 in., paper covers printed in red and black; half-title; the frontispiece is a signed, original lithograph of a seated figure, writing; printed in black and gray tones on white, with limitation number (11/300), and artist's signature in pencil, under the image; title-page printed in red and black. [12]pp., pp. 13-59 + index title & index + signed limitation page + printer's colophon. 33 poems in French, with six surrealistic Masson illustrations in black on white, and the signed frontispiece. Foreword by the author in French. White paper wrappers with the titling in red and black on the front cover. The glassine paper is present over the covers (this glassine shows light, age-related tanning, chipping to the spine ends of the glassine; the glassine is not shown in the scan). Most of the top-edges of the pages are unopened. A fine copy. This is is very scarce artist's book, of which there was only a single printing (1946). Philippe Soupault was a major French Surrealist poet, and Andre Masson was influenced by Surrealism. "The Artist and the Book 1860-1960" (pp. 133-135), gives these references for books illustrated by Masson: Albertina, Andre Masson Graphik catalogue (to 1958); Leiris and Limbour (to 1947); Mornand-Thome p. 304 (to 1949). (French text). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Sainte Catherine (Deluxe edition with a s/n 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. B?rard, H. Matisse et Picasso.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Poésie ininterrompue & Poésie ininterrompue II

      1946 - Livre d'occasion 2 vol. in-12, brochés, couv. imprimées, 87 pp., 4 ff. n. ch. et 90 pp., 2 ff. n. ch. Condition : Editions originales en tirage de tête. L'un des 6 exemplaires sur Japon impérial pour Poésie Ininterrompue et l'un des 20 ex. sur papier de Hollande pour Poésie Ininterrompue II. Portrait de l'auteur par Picasso en frontispice du second volume. Très rare réunion, en premier papier, de ces pages dédiées à ceux qui les liront mal et à ceux qui ne les aimeront pas. 300g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        The Gormenghast trilogy:] Titus Groan, Gormenghast; Titus Alone.

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1946–59 - 3 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, spines lettered in gilt. With the Peake designed dust jackets. Vol. I: Ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Vol. II: Bookseller's ticket to the front free endpaper. An excellent set in the jackets with toned spines and some nicks to the extremities. A lovely first edition, first impression set of Peake's classic trilogy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        One Man in His Time

      Pendulum, London 1946 - Very rare and collectible first edition of the author's debut novel. It was produced in rather small numbers due to it's commercial failure, but later gained desirability following the fame found by the author under his later adopted pseudonym of Hank Janson. Due to a printing error the author's name is written as Frances on both dust jacket and title page, but Francis on front board. The dust jacket has several minor tears, with slight marking, and fading to spine, with minor loss to top and base of spine. Slight marking to front pastedown and edges. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 158 pp. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 003363. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        One Man in His Time [FIRST EDITION PUBLISHED 1946]

      Pendulum Publications Limited, U.K. 1946 - 158 pages, size 7.25 inches tall by 4.75 inches. Now famed for his 'pulp fiction', Stephen Daniel Frances, launched Pendulum Publication as WWII was ending. Pendulum then published this, his first novel, semi-autobiographical it did not sell well. For some reason his name is spelt 'Francis' on the front board but correctly 'Francis' on the title page. With the failure of this to sell and two other novels unpublished Francis took advice and changed genre. American 'hard-boiled' crime fiction was selling well and Francis wrote and sold 'When Dames Get Tough' in 1946, using the pen-name of 'Hank Janson' who also featured in the story. And so 'Hank Janson' was introduced to an enthusiastic book buying public. Book - [SEE SCAN] - in Near Very Good brown boards with black lettering - some marking to the front board and marking to the back board although this probably happened when the book was originally bound, light bumping and wearing to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, light marking to the pastedowns and front and rear free endpaper otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. A Rare and Highly Collectable Title for any Janson completist. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 004687. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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