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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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        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]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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      A la Rose des Vents, La Rochelle 1946 - RO40129228: 120 pages. Dessins en couleur en frontispice et en page de titre. Illustré de nombreux dessins en couleur dans le texte (bandeaux et culs-de-lampe) et sur planches hors texte. Dos muet. Mors de tête légèrement fendu. Envoi manuscrit de l'auteur en page de garde: 'Pour. qui de l'Île d'Oléron à St Jean d'Angély en passant par La Rochelle 'Harmonise' notre Pays d'Ouest, En vieille et très fidèle amitié, Louis Suire, La Rochelle, Le 3 oct. 1946'. Rare. Exemplaire d'artiste. Pages choisies commentées et illustrées par Louis Suire. Le Paysage de 'Dominique'. L'Île de Ré. Pierre Loti et Rochefort. In-4 Broché. Bon état. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 908.446-Régionalisme : Poitou-Charentes [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        The Lady in the Lake

      Hamish Hamilton, London and Melbourne 1946 - First Australian edition. Page edges browned, some offsetting from the jacket on the front board, else about fine in a very attractive, very good plus dustwrapper with a couple of small chips at the folds, some slight tanning of the spine lettering, and a tiny chip at the foot. Presumably issued in very small numbers, the author's exceptionally scarce fourth novel. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Brideshead Revisited

      Boston, Little Brown and Company,, 1946. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. A couple of minor blemishes otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding. First US edition. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper "For the Children of Mary, Waltham Cross 3rd Dec 1949", no doubt a donation to raise funds for a Catholic charity.

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        Meutre dans la Cathédrale. [Murder In The Cathedral] Signed.

      Editions du Seuil, Paris 1946 - Eliot, T. S. Meutre dans la Cathédrale. [Murder In The Cathedral] Signed. Association Copy, Inscribed By The Author Of The First French Edition Of Murder in the Cathedral. Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1946. 1st French ed. Publisher's Printed Wrappers. Sm. 8vo., 142pp. A fine copy showing very light use [hint of soiling / foxing to cover] in the original glassine, - unopened & unread. Inscribed & Signed by Eliot on title page to the noted French writer & translator of: James Agee, Penelope Lively, George Orwell, John Cowper Powys, F Scott Fitzgerald, Iris Murdoch, Thurber & others: "Inscribed for / Jean Queval / by T.S.Eliot". In the rare original Publisher's wraparound band. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Domela. Six Reproductions en Couleurs d'Apres Quelques Oeuvres Recentes: Preface de Vassilly Kandinsky.

      1946 - Folio. Wrappers, worn. Dampstain to one corner. Six loose mounted colour plates as issued, no.212/300 copies inscribed by the artist, with an additional presentation inscription dated 1948 With on the colophon a black wax crayon drawing by the artist, a bold abstract, 108x118mm. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Nueva Bibliografia Mexicana del Siglo XVI

      Editorial Polis, Mexico City 1946 - xxiv+549 page with 120 facsimile pages. Small folio (13" x 9 1/2") issued in wrappers. Originally written in English by Dr. Wagner, it was published only in Spanish. Translatred by Joaquin Garcia Pimentel and Federico Gomez de Orozco. Limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 285. First edition. This monumental work was ten years in preparation. It contains a description of the books printed in Mexico before 1601 and, in most cases, includes a reproduction of the title page, references to other bibliographies, census of copies in public and private hands, and prices and dates of sale. The author modestly calls this a supplement to the bibliographies of Joaquin Garcia Icazbalceta, José‚ Toribio Medina and Nicolas Leon. Actually it is the most complete and detailed work on printing in Mexico from 1539 to 1600 ever published. Condition: Edge wear to wrappers with some closed tears else a very good copy still unread. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Volpone o El Zorro. Versión Española De Manuel Bosch Barret. Ilustraciones De Ramón De Capmany.

      Montaner y Simon, Barcelona 1946 - 225 págs. más 6 láminas con elegantes dibujos, coloreados a mano a varias tintas. Cuidada edición de solo 250 ejs., impreso a tres tintas. Aunque nuestro ejemplar uno de los 6 especiales que contienen un dibujo original a todo color, a plena lámina, firmado a mano por Capmany. Bella encuadernación a plena piel roja muy decorada con hierros al oro. Lomera con nervios y florones. Corte superior dorado. Size: 4ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pylone (Pylon). Roman

      Paris: Gallimard,, 1946. Traduit de l'anglais par R. N. Raimbault aves la collaboration de G. Louis-Rousselet. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine gilt, decoration to spine and pylon designs to boards in red and blue. A little rubbed, wear to head of the spine, which is slightly faded, contents toned. An excellent copy. First French language edition, first impression, originally published in the US in 1935. One of 50 hors commerce copies signed by the author on the title page, out of a total limitation of 1,040 copies.

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        CHRISTMAS STORY. Presentation Copy

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf., 1946 Original cloth, illustrated label, dustwrapper in near fine condition bearing the original $1.00 price. First book edition of Christmas Story for adults originally published in the "New Yorker" in 1944. Inscribed by the author on the title-page: "For John L. Lewis To recall a brief encounter in Washington H.L. Mencken". Covers a bit spotted & faded, else very good. Mencken's shortest book. A charming tale about Christmas & prohibition. John L. Lewis (1880-1969), an American labor leader, was president of the UMWA from 1920-1960. He was a giant among American leaders in the first half of the twentieth century, regularly advising presidents and challenging America's corporate leaders. His work to organize the country's industrial workers through the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in the 1930s helped raise living standards for millions of American families. His copy. Very Nice. Written in Mencken's inimitable style. "The great artists of the world are never Puritans, and seldom respectable. No virtuous man - that is, virtuous in the Y.M.C.A. sense has ever painted a picture worth looking at, or written a symphony worth hearing, or a book worth reading .". Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Illus. by Bill Crawford.

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        The Golden Bowl - The Wings of the Dove - The Portrait of a Lady - What Maisie Knew - The Lesson of the Master and other Short Stories - Ten Short Stories of Henry James - The Awkward Age - The Ambassadors - The Princess Casamassima - William Wetmore Story and his friends - The Spoils of Poynton - English Hours - (Simon Nowell-Smith): The Legend of the Master (Henry James) - (F.O. Matthiessen & Kenneth B. Murdock): The Notebooks of Henry James - (Geoffrey Keynes): Henry James in Cambridge - (H. Montgomery Hyde): Henry James at Home - (Harry T. Moore): Henry James

      London/New York/Cambridge: Various Publishers, 1946 - 1974 - A. Works by the Author: 1. The Golden Bowl. London: Methuen, 1905. First Edition, Fourth Printing (1956). A near fine copy. 2. The Wings of the Dove. New York: The Modern Library, 1946. First Edition thus, First Printing. A near fine copy. 3. The Portrait of a Lady. London: Oxford University Press, 1947. First The World’s Classics Edition, Sixth Printing (1960). A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 4. What Maisie Knew. London: John Lehmann, 1947. First Edition thus, First Printing. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. 5. The Lesson of the Master and other Short Stories. London: John Lehmann, 1948. First Edition thus, First Printing. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. 6. Ten Short Stories of Henry James. London: John Lehmann, 1948. First Edition thus, First Printing. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. 7. The Awkward Age. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1948. First Edition thus, First Printing. A near fine copy. 8. The Ambassadors. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1948. First Edition thus, First Printing. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. 9. The Princess Casamassima. London: John Lehmann, 1950. First Edition thus, First Printing. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. 10. William Wetmore Story and his friends. London: Thames And Hudson, 19?? First Edition thus, First Printing. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 11. The Spoils of Poynton. London: Heinemann, 1962. First Edition thus, First Printing. A near fine copy. 12. English Hours. Edited with an introduction by Alma Louise Lowe with Illustrations by Anthony Gross. London: Heinemann, 1960. First Edition thus, First Printing. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. B. Works on the Author: 1. Nowell-Smith, Simon. The Legend of the Master (Henry James). London: Constable, 1947. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 2. Matthiessen, F.O. and Kenneth B. Murdock. The Notebooks of Henry James. New York: Oxford University Press, 1947. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 3. Keynes, Geoffrey. Henry James in Cambridge. Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd., 1967. First Edition, First Printing. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 4. Montgomery Hyde, H. Henry James at Home. London: Methuen & Co Ltd., 1969. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 5. Moore, Harry T. Henry James. New York: The Viking Press, 1974. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Price for the collection: CHF 600. Please note that due to size and weight we will have to charge additional postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil des Circulaires du B.P. Juergens, Huitième Supérieur Général de la Société de Marie 1946-1956 [Avec les visites des établissements d'Italie, de Tunis, du midi de la France, d'Autriche, du Japon et de la Chine (1948), de la Province du Pacifique (Hawaï : Honolulu et Waïluku), du Japon (1953) et des provinces d'Amérique (1953)

      Imprimerie Havaux 1946 - 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-toile bordeaux, 1946, Imprimerie Havaux, Nivelles, 1946, 708 pp. Bon exemplaire. Passionnante présentation de l'état des missions marianistes dans le monde au lendemain de la guerre. On lira par exemple avec grand profit la circulaire n°6 du Père Juergens (1948) relative à sa visite au Japon, 2 ans après la fin des hostilités, avec le compte-rendu de sa visite à l'Empereur, une présentation de l'état physique et moral du Japon et le détail des visites à Tokyo (Gyosei Chu Gakko et Akebono Gaku), Nagasaki (Kaisei Chu-Gakko), Urakami (Nagasaki), Osaka (Meisei Chu-Gakko), Fukuoka (Taisei Chu-Gakko), Sapporo (Kosei Chu-Gakko)n Gora (Park Hotel), Jindai Mura (Shudoin), Kioyose Mura (Kiyoto Gakunen), la n°22 retraçant son retour au Japon (1953) ou encore la circulaire n° 23 de 1953, relatant sa visite aux missions d'Amérique : Honolulu, Waikuku, San Francisco, Alameda, Gardena, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, Victoria et Sommerset (Texas), Kirkwood, Glencoe, Clayton, Saint Louis, Belleville, Chicago, Milwaukee, Galesville, Dayton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Fairborn, Covington et Hamilton dans l'Ohio, Pittsburgh et Philadelphie (Pennsylvanie), Marcy, Beacon Brooklyn, Mineola et Tockaway Park (New York), Baltimore et Washington, San Juan et Ponce (Puerto Rico), S. Boniface et S. Anselme et Levis au Québec, Lima, Callao, Chaclayo et Chupaca au Pérou, etc. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rare original copy of the illustrated account by a POW of life in Stalag Luft III ? ?The Great Escape? POW camp ? with a small section of barbed wire from the electric fence system encircling Stalag Luft III<br>

      (1) POW Bob Neary?s self-published book, ?Stalag Luft III,? 19 full page illustrations, 11.75? x 8.75?, softcover in metal ring binder, ?Copyright 1946 / Bob Neary / North Wales, Pa., U.S.A.? Sgt. Neary tells of his experiences after being captured. Only 100 were printed. Half-title page loose. Corners and edges of covers worn and chipped. Internally in very good condition.(2) Section of two entwined strands of rusted wires, 6? long, with small pieces of sharply pointed wire twisted around it at intervals (barbed wire), from the electric fence system encircling Stalag Luft IIIStalag Luft III POW camp was situated in Sagan, 100 miles southeast of Berlin, now called Zagan, in Upper Silesia, Poland. All the prisoners of war were flying officers of the British Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm and American U.S. Army Air Force. The first camp compound opened in March 1942, followed by other compounds in 1943 and 1944. It held about 10,000 officers. St

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        The Last Twist of the Knife

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons. 1946. First. First edition. A bookplate on the front fly, else very near fine in near fine dustwrapper with a faint crease on the spine. Wealthy Laguna Beach playboy is stabbed to death during a film screening in Sun Valley. Very uncommon title, the second and final mystery by the second (and final) wife of Malcolm Lowry. A recent article in The New Yorker raised substantial questions as to whether Bonner should have been implicated in Lowry&#39;s demise, a death that was labeled at the time as accidental. .

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        Bound Group of Eight Manuscript Poems

      N.p.: N.P., (c. 1946). Octavo. (8)ff. A manuscript poetry chapbook hand-made by Robert Frost and inscribed by the poet with the dedication, "A Preview / for Nita and Doc / from / R. F. / After a good Bread Loaf / 1946." "Doc" refers to Frost&#39;s friend Reginald Cook, a Middlebury professor who was the director of the Bread Loaf School of English for many years, beginning in 1946. Frost met Cook in the mid 1920s, and they remained friends until the poet&#39;s death in 1963. Cook kept written records of his conversations with Frost and transcribed his lectures, and published the book Dimensions of Robert Frost in 1958. This collection of poems was presented to Cook and his wife after his first session as director. The eight verses copied in Frost&#39;s hand are "To an Ancient," "Something to Hope For" (published as "Something for Hope"), "One Step Backward Taken," "Why Wait for Science," "But He Meant It" (re-titled "The Broken Drought"), "The Courage to Be New," "A Mood Apart"; and "Bravado." These were indeed a preview of some of Frost&#39;s new poems, all of which would be published in his 1947 collection Steeple Bush. Apart from the changes of title, most of the poems appear in the chapbook exactly as they would in publication. However, in the chapbook, "Courage to Be New" is followed by a four line postscript, and four changes in wording were made to lines in "Something for Hope." These changes reveal slight shifts in sound and sense, showing how Frost continued to edit and refine his work. Very fine in side-stitched self-wrappers.

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        FAMOUS DETECTIVE STORIES. True Accounts of Famous Adventures in Crime and Detection (6 Volumes)

      Frank Johnson (Sydney NSW) 1946 - Hardback. An Australian true crime magazine, published monthly, during the 1940s/50s, featuring well known and not so well known crime and detection. From December 1946 Vol. 1 No. 1 up to and including January 1953 Vol. 6 No. 12. Profusely illus. Bound into 6 h/back volumes : 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952-53. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Nr. F. A fantastic set and extremely scarce, particularly in this number. Weighing approx. 7kgs. without packaging, so shipping/insurance costs should be checked before ordering. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London - John Lane the Bodley Head, 1946 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. %0D%0AA first edition of this collection of illustrations from Rex Whistler, described by his brother Laurence. %0D%0APrinted to be read upside-down and the correct way up. %0D%0AIllustrated throughout with Whistler&#39;s&#39;grotesque and amusing faces&#39;. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn paper-covered binding. Externally, smart, with just some light edgewear. Dustwrapper is smart, with just some slight edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE in a VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrapper. %0D%0A%0D%0A.

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        La Ingeniosa Elena. Hija De Celestina. Novela Picaresca Del Siglo XVII. Ahora Nuevamente Impresa. Prólogo Con Notas Biográficas y Versión Moderna De Fernando Gutiérrez. Decorado Con Nueve Aguafuertes y Varias Xilografías De Pedro Riu.

      Horta, Barcelona 1946 - 142pp. en papel de hilo superior. Muy cuidada estampa a varias tintas. 9 láminas, en distintas tintas, excelentes aguafuertes originales. también texto decorado con bonitas xilografías. Edición única de 180 ejemplares. Perfecto ejemplar con una sublime encuadernación en piel decorada en seco. Lomera con nervios y florones. Cantos fileteados. Corte superior dorado. Guardas de pergamino enmarcadas en piel. Y dos excelentes pinturas originales, una en cada tapa, firmadas por Mondadeu. =Salas Barbarillo (1581-1635) fue un escritor fecundo, que cultivó casi todos los géneros. Destacó en particular como novelista, en cuyo oficio mezcló la novela cortesana urbana ambientada en Madrid con elementos picarescos. Pero su obra más famosa es esta novela picaresca, La hija de la Celestina o la ingeniosa Elena (1612), que adopta la forma dialogada y posee una protagonista femenina. En esta obra censura todos los defectos y vicios de su época con gracia y soltura manteniéndose fiel al canon picaresco. Dicen que Molière obtuvo la inspiración basándose en esta obra. Size: Gran Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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