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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]

      [Bookseller: Dreadnought Books]
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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 With the failure of this to sell and two other novels unpublished Francis took advice and changed genre.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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        LE PAYSAGE CHARENTAIS DANS L'OEUVRE D'EUGENE FROMENTIN ET DE PIERRE LOTI (EXEMPLAIRE D'ARTISTE)

      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]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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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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        Oho!

      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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        Bedlam (Half-sheet poster)

      RKO Radio Pictures, 1946. American Half-Sheet Poster for the classic 1946 Val Lewton chiller, "Bedlam," , The last of the nine remarkable, atmospheric films noir that producer Lewton made in his brief but stunning tenure with RKO between 1942 and 1946. Based on a story told in engravings by William Hargraves titled, "The Rake&#39;s Progress.Near Fine example, 22 x 28 inches, no creases, bright and clean.& & Neibaur 71.

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        The Widow of Bethulia

      London - Dennis Dobson, 1946 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AA religious text on the Biblical city of Bethulia and its deliverance by Judith. %0D%0AThis is a limited edition of 700 copies, of which this is number 430. %0D%0AWith numerous black and white illustrations. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a decorative beige paper binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed. There is some bumping to the top and tail of the spine. Corners are also bumped. There is some loss to the paper on the rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD. %0D%0A%0D%0A.

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        Build My Gallows High

      New York: William Morrow. 1946. First. First edition. Neat name on the rear fly else near fine in good only dustwrapper with some chipping, bookstore stamps on the flaps, wrinkling, and other wear. Homes (pseudonym of Daniel Mainwaring), James M. Cain, and others scripted the classic 1947 Jacques Tourneur film noir adaptation, Out of the Past, featuring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas and Rhonda Fleming. Remade as Against All Odds with Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges, James Woods, and Jane Greer (playing the mother of the character she played in the original film). A presentable copy of a desirable, cheaply made wartime book. .

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        Black Angel (Original Film Pressbook)

      Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1946. Original pressbook for the classic 1946 film noir, "Black Angel," written for the screen by Roy Chanslor and starring Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre, and Broderick Crawford. Ten-page pressbook with two fold-outs, staple-bound and laid loosely into a two-color wrapper, as issued. Near Fine condition, with a single horizontal fold at the center and a studio stamp at the top of the front wrapper.

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        Degas Et Son Oeuvre

      Arts et Metiers Graphiques, Paris 1946 - 4to, 33 x 25 cm. More than 1500 illustrations, plus photos and two facsimile pages. Comprehensive Catalogue Raisonne, the standard work on Degas. Limited edition, copy 665 of 980. The first volume presents biographical data, and critical reviews. Volumes 2-3 are annotated catalogues of his oeuvre, a total of 1466 works. The last volume, "Tables," printed in red and black is a compilation of indices covering subject themes and illustrations. Internally very fresh, clean and bright. Ex-library with stamps inside front, rear covers, and top edges. FREITAG 2165. Orig. blue gray boards in matching portfolios. Fine in near fine slipcases, one slightly chipped and bruised. 4 vols. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La jeune fille nue. Poésie.

      Paris, Compagnie Française des Arts Graphiques, 1946. - Gr. in-8°, 71p. Edition de luxe au tirage limité à 386 exemplaires sur papier pur fil du Marais, illustrée de gravures au burin et pointes-sèches de Denyse de Bravura. Celui-ci est un des 38 exemplaires comprenant une suite sur Berzélius de toutes les gravures. Bel exemplaire. en feuilles, sous couverture imprimée rempliée, chemise et étui.

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        The Baker Street Journal. An Irregular Quarterly of Sherlockiana

      New York, Ben Abramson 1946-7, 1946. The scarce first eight numbers (two years) of the famous journal which has been in print ever since it first appeared in 1946. Named after the original Irregulars, a group of street urchins whom Holmes would employ for a shilling a day (plus expenses), with a guinea prize (worth one pound and one shilling) for a vital clue, The Baker Street Irregulars is an organisation of Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts founded in 1934 by Christopher Morley. Members have included Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Rex Stout and Isaac Asimov. The BSI is considered the pre-eminent Sherlockian group in the United States and convenes every January in New York for a weekend of study, debates and celebration. This set compises the first two volumes of quarterlys, in original printed yellow wrappers. Some trivial toning to spines otherwise in truly fine condition, housed in a gilt-titled black buckram box.

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        The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini;

      New York, Doubleday, 1946 - Doubleday Doran Limited Editions. Large Octavo. No. 261 of one thousand; signed and dated by Illustrator Salvatore Dali. 442 pp. Blue cloth with gilt design by Dali on front panel. Gilt titling on the spine. 17 full-color illustrations, including Frontispiece. Numerous b/w illustrations. Light fading to the spine. A bookseller's small label shows on the lower margin of the rear paste-down. In a worn and broken slipcase. Weight is 2.5 lbs. . [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        [GORMENGHAST SEQUENCE]: TITUS GROAN; GORMENGHAST; and TITUS ALONE

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode,. 1946-1959. Octavo, three volumes,. cloth.. TITUS GROAN is a fine copy in fine first state dust jacket (no. "Second / Impression" statement and no extracts from six book reviews. printed on front flap; printed price "15s/Net"); GORMENGHAST is a. fine copy in very good to near fine dust jacket with rubbing along. spine and flap folds, touch of wear at spine ends, and a some mild. age-darkening, mostly to spine panel; TITUS ALONE is a fine copy in. fine dust jacket. Peake&#39;s signature is uncommon and is rarely found. in a first issue copy of TITUS GROAN. A stunning set overall.(#111943). First editions. Comprises TITUS GROAN (1946), GORMENGHAST (1950), and TITUS ALONE (1959), the three published books of the "Gormenghast" sequence. TITUS GROAN is signed by Peake on the front free endpaper. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-285. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 64. Manlove, Modern Fantasy, pp. 207-57. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 1, 10, and 23. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 867-869. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1947-53. Reginald 11248,11244 and 11246.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        25 pastelli del 1911 di Arturo Tosi.

      Ediz. del Milione,, Milano 1946 - pp. 10 e con 25 tavole a colori; inoltre un DISEGNO ORIGINALE a china e a matita allegato all'opera sotto passe-partout. Il ns. fa parte dei primi 25 specialissimi esemplari, stampati su carta a mano e con tutte le tavole numerate e firmate per esteso a matita dall'artista. Raro lavoro del primo dopoguerra di Arturo Tosi (1871-1956), protagonista della pittura italiana di questo secolo, impreziosito da un suo disegno originale e da 25 sue firme a matita. Comanducci, I pittori italiani dell'Ottocento, pag. 744-745. Legatura in mezza pergamena con titoli oro al dorso e a pastello al piatto, custodia.

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        Pair of Original Portrait Photographs, signed.

      1946 1946 - 2 original photographs (195 x 143 mm), mounted on card and now window mounted side by side, framed and glazed. Card mounts a little browned, inscriptions slightly faded, the photographs in fine condition. Each photograph is signed on the mount, that of Clementine with the inscription, "To Frank Clarke with happy memories of our visit to America in the Winter & Spring of 1946." Co. Frank W. Clarke, a Canadian shipowner, had first met Churchill during the General Strike in 1926, when he had worked for him on the British Gazette. In 1943 Churchill had stayed with Clarke after the Quebec Conference and, when he was at his lowest ebb, physically exhausted from his Herculean efforts of the previous six years and psychologically prostrated by defeat in the Election, he was delighted to be offered the opportunity to stay at Clarke's Miami Beach estate for the Winter. Interviewed by the Press on his arrival, and asked to say "just ten words", he settled on the formula, "The great pleasure I feel in enjoying the genial sunshine of Miami Beach." The restorative powers of the Floridian climate are well-attested to by the fact that is was during his stay with Clarke that Churchill began work on the Fulton Speech, his most powerful and important as Leader of the Opposition, a controversial statement of the post-War status quo, the public declaration of the Cold War and a call for close Anglo-American co-operation as a guarantee for future World security. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        [Cover title]: Hara Takashi Diary

      [Tokyo: General Headquarters Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. 1946?]. Carbon typescript, clasp-bound into yellow wrappers re-used from the General Headquarters Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP). 84 leaves, printed rectos only. Modest age-toning and a faint spot on the wrappers, very good. Text in English. Undated, some indication that it might be late in 1946, but that is inconclusive. Hara Takashi was Prime Minister of Japan from 1918, following the resignation of Terauchi Masatake in the wake of the Race Riots of 1918, until his assassination in 1921 at the hands of a right wing ultra nationalist. He was the first commoner to become Prime Minister, and during his term of office Japan participated in the Paris Peace Conference and joined the League of Nations as a founding member. His voluminous diaries are considered one of the most accurate and important insights into that period of Japanese political history (including its relations to Imperially-controlled Korea), and equally important in exploring the political climate that eventually led up to the Japanese expansion that resulted in World War II. This appears to be an English transcription and abridgment of the diaries for the years of Takashi&#39;s Prime Ministership between 1918 and 1921, prepared for General Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, presumably for the purpose of providing the Commander of occupied Japan with the aforementioned insights. The covers are re-used from an index of SCAP Directives to the Imperial Japanese Government. The documents indexed end on 30 November 1946, but the covers could have been used at a later date. Takashi realized his massive diary would be of great historical worth, and prior to his assassination at age 65 he made provisions for it to be safeguarded and eventually made public. It was published in Japan in the 1960s over the course of many volumes, but with the exception of only a couple of very small and specific entries, the Hara Diary [hara nikki] has never been published in English. .

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        Historia del Noble y Venturoso Caballero Pierres hijo del Conde de Provenza y de la Gentil Doncella Magalona hija del Rey de Nápoles / Nueva versión fiel de los textos del siglo XV hecha por Juan Cadí; revisión y proemio de Ramón Miquel y Planas; ilustraciones de D'IVORI

      - Barcelona: Publs. Mons Floris dirigidas por Juan Vila "D'Ivori", Ed., año 1946.- 144 p.: con preciosas ilustraciones de D'IVORI coloreadas manualmente a la acuarela; in Folio (32 x 24 cm.); texto orlado en verde, artísticas letras capitulares, amplios margenes, magistral impresión a varias tintas sobre papel de hilo Guarro verjurado con todas sus barbas; encuadernado en rústica con sobrecubiertas también pintadas a todo color por D'IVORI y estuche editorial.- (Publicaciones Mons Floris. Serie Caballeresca).- EDICION ESPECIAL NUMERADA DE LA QUE SE TIRARON EN VARIAS SERIES LA CANTIDAD DE 375 EJEMPLARES. EL QUE OFRECEMOS PERTENECE A UNA SERIE DE "290 EJEMPLARES EN PAPEL DE HILO GUARRO PINTADOS A MANO, NUMERADOS Y FIRMADOS POR D'IVORI, SIENDO ESTE EL Nº 172". EN MAGNIFICO ESTADO DE CONSEVACIÓN. Libro en español [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        Historia del noble y venturoso caballero Pierres, hijo del Conde de Provenza, y de la gentil doncella Magalona, hija del rey de Nápoles. Nueva versión fiel de los textos del siglo XV hecha por Juan Cadí. Revisión y proemio de Ramón Miquel y Planas. Ilustraciones de D'Ivori

      Mons Floris, Barcelona 1946 - Folio, frontis, portada y cubierta xilográfica policromada, 143 págs. Ejemplar nº 165 de una tirada de 290, pintados a mano a todo color, y firmados por Joan D'Ivori. Papel hilo, barbas. Rústica en papel pergamino decorado en color. Estuche con decoración color. Maravillosa edición castellana de la famosa novela caballeresca, bellamente publicada por Mons Floris, dirigida por el artista editor Joan Vila (D'Ivori), autor así mismo de las extraordinarias ilustraciones a todo color que decoran cada página, todas de inspiración clásica y aire medieval. La obra se inicia con un ex-libris editorial, una anteportada, un frontis y una portada a todo color; continúa con la página de justificación, firmada a mano por d'Ivori. Textos enmarcados en orlas, con bellos capitulares y viñetas a todo color al inicio de cada capítulo. Sobrecubierta a todo color con dibujo medieval firmado por D Ivori. Todo coronado con un estuche, con marcas bibliográficas en planos. Muy buen ejemplar. Literatura provenzal. Novela de caballerías. Bibliofilia. Provençal literature. Novel of chivalry. Bibliophilism.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        Glør i oska.

      Oslo 1946. 8vo. 127 s.. Originalomslag. Svakt skrapet på ryggen med lesestripe. Navn på smusstittelbladet. Skjold oppe i hjørnet på enkelte sider. Ellers et pent eksemplar. Debut. Sjelden

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        Kvart. Sbornik poésie a vedy (Recueil de la poésie et de la science).

      Praha (Prague), Ridil vit Obrtel, 1945-1946. - 18/23 cm, 392 pp. Toile bleue de l'éditeur, dos rond, titre doré, premier plat orné de filets et d'une guirlande dorés Quatrième année complète de cette revue d'avant-garde tchèque dirigée par Halas, Holan, Honzik, Hrubin, Kolar, Navratil et Sima. Textes et illustrations de Nezval, Éluard, Karel Teige, Desnos, Aragon, Apollinaire, Sartre, Ribemont-Dessaignes, Max Jacob, Maiakowski, J. Capek, Ribemont-Dessaignes, L.P. Fargue, J. funke, J. Styrsky, Toyen, etc. Un coin plié, sinon très bon état. Rare. La collection complète de Kvart se compose de 23 volumes parus entre 1929 & 1949. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Traits et Caractères]
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        Expanding Universe and the Origin of Elements

      American Institute of Physics, Lancaster PA 1946 - FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of George Gamow's paper marking the beginning of the Big Bang Model. "The German physicist Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker had postulated in 1938 that most elements were formed in explosions similar to that taking place in Lemaître's primeval atom, but he did not state clearly whether the birthplace was cosmological or stellar. The turning point came in 1946, when Gamow discussed quantitatively the role of nuclear processes in relativistic cosmologies. His brief 1946 paper on the expanding universe and the origin of elements marks the beginning of modern big bang theory" (Hetherington, Cosmology). Gamow, working with his graduate student Ralph Alpher, would spend the next two years developing his theory, culminating in the famous "Alpha-Beta-Gamma" paper (The Origin of Chemical Elements) of 1948. Particle Physics: One Hundred Years of Discoveries: "Gamow indication on the possibility to explain the observed chemical elements abundance-curve by assumption of unequilibrium process of elements formation during a limited interval of time. Birth of the Big Bang model." IN: The Physical Review, Vol. 70, Second Series, Numbers 7 and 8, October 1 and 15, 1946, pp. 572-3. Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Institute of Physics, 1946. Quarto, original wrappers neatly rebacked. Fine condition. Note: Custom cloth box available for $200. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Ink & Blood A Book of Drawings by Arthur Szyk

      Limited ed. Full Leather. Very Good. Ink & Blood, A Book of Drawings by Arthur Szyk, with a Prefatory Text by Struthers Burt. New York: Heritage Press, 1946. SIGNED by Arthur Szyk. 74 color and black and white plates. Full black leather. New slipcase. Very Good Condition.& & LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED by Arthur Szyk. The leading political caricaturist of World War Two, Szyk was a hater of hate, a fact that becomes abundantly clear in this stunning fine art book. Ink & Blood is his personal response to German militarism and 19th century Chancellor Bismarck&#39;s emphasis on Blut und Eisen, that is, &#147;Blood & Iron&#148;.& & Frontispiece shows tipped-in self-portrait of Szyk at his desk, creating Nazi caricatures and trashing some in a garbage can. Most of the cartoons featured in book were drawn during the war with the hope that they ultimately would be published in a single volume, giving voice and expression to the ugly face of war. While the caricatures lampooning the Nazis of Germany as well as the Japanese were published in newspapers and magazines throughout WWII, they did not appear in book format until 1946, the year that Ink & Blood was dedicated as a &#147;Peace Book&#148;, not a &#147;War Book.&#148;& & The images remind us of the hideousness and horror of war, and the inner face of tyranny; of injustice and intolerance; and how difficult it is to make Peace rather than War.&

      [Bookseller: Historicana]
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        NIGHTMARE ALLEY.

      Rinehart and Company, Inc., (1946). - First edition. Author's first book. Very lightly foxed on front and rear endpapers, else fine in dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends and top edge of rear panel. The source for the troubling 1947 noir film in which Tyrone Power portrayed a charismatic carnival hustler eventually done in by his own arrogance. Stanton Carlisle starts off as a small-time magician in a travelling show. The show's kindhearted mentalist teaches him the art of fortune telling, but Carlisle soon makes a bid for more elaborate cons. He ascends to high society parlors and becomes addicted to the idea of tricking the wealthy. How he ends up selling his act to a skeptical, high-powered industrialist is a study in both psychological savvy and moral deterioration. Cons always rely as much on intuition as on sleight-of-hand, so it's no surprise that Carlisle's downfall comes from his own lack of self-understanding. After manipulating so many people for so long, he ends up as the stooge for the one person who could outthink him: his therapist lover. An exceptional copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Book of Job

      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1946. Limited ed. 3/4 leather. Fine. The Book of Job. New York. The Limited Editions Club, 1946. SIGNED by Arthur Szyk. Original 3/4 creme leather with embossed gold pictorial front design of Job. 148pp. 8 full page color illustrations. In metallic gold slipcase. Limited to 1950 copies. Four inch scratch on slipcase, internally Fine.& & LIMITED, NUMBERED EDITION. SIGNED by Szyk.& & One of the great works of biblical wisdom literature, the Book of Job explores the depth of man&#39;s faith in the midst of suffering.& & Remarkably, in two of Szyk&#39;s images, the evil Sabean and Chaldean marauders that slaughter Job&#39;s servants and steal his livestock appear in the guise of German Nazis and Japanese.&

      [Bookseller: Historicana]
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        Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1946. 237 p. Illustrated wraps. Advance reading copy of the first edition, first printing. Very Good+/Near Fine condition. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Toning to back cover, light edge wear to covers, else fine. Spine curves a bit due to wraps being glued there (probably jacket was used as wraps, trimmed perhaps?). Flap price intact ($2.75). Includes single-sided, folded card from publisher for reviewers stating that this is an advance copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Les Contes du temps jadis

      1946 - Paris, Blaizot, 1946. Grand in-4 en ff. sous emboîtage. / Large 4to, chemise and slipcase. Charmante version illustrée de 74 lithographies en couleurs, tirée à 207 ex. / A pretty version illustrated with 74 lithographs in colors, print run of 207 copies. * Monod, 9003. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable.

      [Bookseller: Chez les libraires associés]
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