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        Blackberry Winter. A Story illustrated by Wightman Williams.

      8vo, 188 X 125mm, pp.49[1], colophon, The Cummington Press, Cummington, Massachusetts, July 1946. - Number 93 of a first edition printed in Poliphilus and limited to 280 (330) copies on Arches paper. Title-page printed in green and black. 8 abstract woodcut illustrations printed in various colours. Black paper-covered boards with printed spine label, decorated fore-edge strip, green, russet and cream. Edges uncut. Slight spotting to a couple of prelims, but overall a very good copy indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Collinge & Clark]
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        THE CASE OF THE BACKWARD MULE (Superb Presentation Copy of the First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1946. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE BACKWARD MULE. New York: William Morrow, 1946. First Edition, first printing. A NEAR FINE copy (minor edge-wear, tiny bit of discoloration to the bottom edge) in a beautiful and bright NEAR FINE ORIGINAL PRICED ($2.50) DUST JACKET. SUPERB PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION BY THE AUTHOR in the year of publication relating directly to the Chinatown setting of the novel: "To Tee Rose/ from a guy who thinks she turns in some real writin'/ And may Chow Kok Koh [a character in this mystery] show you that the hill never seems so steep as just before the top/ Love from/ Yours/ Erle." Underneath the inscription, Erle Stanley Gardner has added his full signature followed by the date: June 1946. Tee Rose, a young writer from San Francisco, became 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 CASE OF THE BACKWARD MULE is the second and last China-flavored Terry Clane mystery, the previous Terry Clane mystery MURDER UP MY SLEEVE having been published nine years earlier in 1937. Terry Clane is a government secret agent who has harnessed some of the spiritual power of his Far East experiences to deal some very deadly mysteries in San Francisco's Chinatown. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        Eighth Army: El Alamein to the River Sangro (SIGNED COPY)

      Printing and Stationery Services British Army of the Rhine: 1946 - VG HB signed by author on FFEP 'To: Bill Mather with all good wishes. B.L. Montgomery, Field-Marshal. Berlin 7.1.46'. Bound in publisher navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to front and spine and with original unclipped DJ, which has a few minor tape repairs to reverse. Bit of faint spotting to prelims but otherwise a VG copy of 158pp. incl. colour frontispiece map and a further 16 fold-out maps inside (14 x 22cm)

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        [The Gormenghast trilogy:]

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

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        Heed the Thunder

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

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        All the King's Men

      Harcourt ,Brace and Company 1946 - First Edition, First printing, SIGNED by Robert Penn Warren. The book states "first edition" on the copyright page. An outstanding dustjacket that has retained it's natural colors without fading. This original dustjacket has been professionally preserved by a paper conservationist to the edges and spine. A spectacular dustjacket dustjacket that is almost never seen in this nice condition. The book looks new and unread. The binding is tight, and the pages are clean. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this true first edition, with the original First Issue dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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        All the King's Men

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

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        All the King's Men (Review Copy)

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

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        All the King's Men

      Harcourt Brace 1946 - New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co, 1946: First edition, first printing, in a first issue dust jacket. In Good condition. Name of former owner penned to front free end paper. Tide mark to side edge of page block, which does not extend into the pages. The exterior shows rubbing, dings, and edge wear, as well as areas of discoloration. The dust jacket shows staining, rubbing, creases, chipping and overall wear. It is fragile with significant wear along the folds, as shown in the images posted above. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Typed letter signed ("A. Einstein").

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

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

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

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        THE NOVELS. Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey/Persuasion. The text based on Collation of the early editions by R. W.Chapman. With notes, Indexes and Illustrations from contemporary sources.

      Oxford, at the Clarendon Press.,1946. - FIVE VOLUMES. 8vo.(7.5 x 5.2 inches). All third editions, Third impressions, except volume two (Emma) which is 3rd Edition, fourth impression, published in the same year. Illustrated throughout with 49 mono plates, including plans of Georgian London and Bath. The set is finely bound in recent full tan morocco, spines with raised bands, red title labels, gilt. Compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Boards with gilt ruled borders. Top edges gilt. A fine set of this important edition which contains facsimiles of the original title pages, notes, and various appendixes giving chronologies, indexes of characters and general indexes of real persons and places. In Geoffrey Keynes Bibliography of the works of Jane Austen he states that this edition is the most authoritative text published and is never likely to be improved. An interesting scholarly edition in attractive leather bindings.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        The Illustrated London News Vol. 9: July to December 1846

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

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

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

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      1946 - Sans lieu [Lyon], L'Arbalète, sans date [30 mars 1946]. Fort in-quarto (235 X 288) reliure toile crème de l'éditeur, nom de l'auteur imprimé en rouge au dos ; 537 pages. EDITION ORIGINALE au tirage limité à 475 EXEMPLAIRES numérotés sur pur fil RIVES filigrané "L'ARBALETE", tous réservés aux souscripteurs. Composé en caractères Romain Bodoni de corps dix-huit, l'ouvrage a été tiré sur la presse à bras de Marc BARBEZAT ; il est imprimé en deux encres, rouge et noire. De "Miracle de la rose", le seul de ses romans dont la publication ne fut pas clandestine, Genet disait : "Ce livre est le meilleur de mon c?ur.". Rédigé en 1943 dans les prisons de la Santé et des Tourelles [cet ouvrage] se présente comme un poème autobiographique et une fiction testamentaire : essai de récapitulation et de transfiguration d'une vie, ultime tentative d'un prisonnier pour s'instituer, par l'écriture, maître de son destin. Mais plus encore sans doute que de sa singularité, cette entreprise tire sa force essentielle d'avoir su faire entendre, à l'intérieur d'une oeuvre de la plus haute tenue littéraire, écrite dans une langue incomparablement savante et raffinée, une voix inconciliable, brutale, d'une extrême nudité : celle des "Enfants du malheur" - titre initial de "Miracle de la rose" - au nom desquels Genet parle solitairement. (En français dans le texte, 390). BELLE REALISATION TYPOGRAPHIQUE de Marc BARBEZAT. Piqures sur les plats, néanmoins BEL EXEMPLAIRE, le corps de l'ouvrage étant en parfait état. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Heart's Home

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

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        Heart's Home

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

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        The Joyous Hills

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Member of the Wedding

      Houghton Mifflin Company, (New York) 1946 - 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. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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

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        L'aigle à deux têtes.

      Gallimard 1946 - - Gallimard, Paris 1946, 15x21cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 8 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon impérial, tirage de tête. Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        FORTH, BEAST! Signed

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

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

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

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

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

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        Build My Gallows High

      William Morrow, New York 1946 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Morts sans sépulture.

      Marguerat 1946 - - Marguerat, Lausanne 1946, 14,5x21,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 60 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin du Marais, tirage de tête. Deux petites traces de pliures marginales en pied du dos et du premier plat, sinon bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA CLIO]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Athena Rare Books ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Llibreria Dels Angels]
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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

      [Bookseller: Tiré à Part]
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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*** .

      [Bookseller: montgiber]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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