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        WRATH IN BURMA. The Uncensored Story of General Stilwell and the International Maneuvers in the Far East

      Garden City NY:: Doubleday,, 1946. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED BY JOSEPH W. STILWELL AND SIGNED, INSCRIBED "WITH ALL BEST WISHES" AND DATED BY HIS WIFE, WINIFRED A. STILWELL JUNE 25, 1946 in the year of publication, without personalization. Near Fine hardback Stated First Edition First Printing with mild cover edge wear, Owner bookplate ffep. in a Very Good++ Dust Jacket with mild edge wear, soil. 8vo. 320 pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Miracle de la Rose

      Paris: L'Arbalète, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Near Fine Condition. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Number 370 of 475 in beige cloth on Rives - light wear, faint soiling to boards - internally bright and largely uncut. The first edition of one of Genet's central works - along with Thief's Journal and the great short film Un Chant d'Amour,, it exemplifies the qualities most unique and magnetic about Genet - the inversion of ideals, the transcendence of the sordid. An attractive example. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Inventory No: 041346.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        Hemingway Signed Living Library First Edition of ?Men Without Women? inscribed at the request of his lifelong military friend Col. Charles Sweeny

      Book Signed ?To Helen Bamberger / with Christmas Greetings / from Charles Sweeny / (and Ernest Hemingway)? on the front free-endpaper of ?Men Without Women? by Ernest Hemingway, 164p, 5? x 7.5?. Illustrated by John Groth. Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1946. First Edition of The Living Library. Stated ?First Printing October 1946,? First Edition Thus. In red boards with gilt lettering and illustrated on front cover, black and gilt label on spine. Diagonal clips at all four edges of book flaps. Top of text block in red. Original pictorial dust jacket picturing a bullfight, tears at edges, small blank portion missing at top spine of dust jacket. Book in near fine condition.Ernest Hemingway first met Col. Charles Sweeny in 1922 during the Greek-Turkish War. He was a mercenary soldier who was said to have fought in seven wars for five different countries. The two became fast, close, and lasting friends, and would often see each other in war zones, at the bicycle races in Paris,

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1946 1st Edition in Dust Jacket, with Custom Clamshell Case

      Allen & Unwin, London 1946 - 12mo - over 6?" - 7?" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Fourth impression published 1946, the final publication of the 1st Edition. An exquisite copy, showing no foxing to the maps or pages. The decorative map endpapers are clean & bright in Fine condition. No previous owner's name or any other writing noted. Color frontispiece, 8 mono plates, and text block all in Fine condition. Straight and square, no spine lean, a well protected copy, very unusual for these early 1st Editions to survive in this condition. Produced in conformity with the war time standard's, with the distinctive 'War Time Economy Standards' title verso. This copy has its original price clipped dustjacket in Near Fine condition. Has a 1/4" closed tear at the top front flap fold of the spine, one tiny chip to the top rear flap fold area, two other small closed tears to the bottom edge of the front, all closed tears virtually invisible. The dustjacket is in archival protector, to help preserve this unrestored and unrepaired original dustjacket. Pages are clean and bright, no tears or stains. Still shows the green topstain, crisp and clean. No shelf wear to the edges of the boards, no bumped corners. The original decorative green cloth, is unsoiled without any fading to the spine area. A beautiful collectable copy. Uncommon in this Excellent condition. Custom slipcase with Dark Green Faux leather, gilt stamped to reflect the original 'Mountains and Dragon' design by the author. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Fine / Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        Fraaß, Erich. - "Herbstspaziergang".

      . Aquarell und Tusche, auf Bütten-Papier, 1946. Von Erich Fraaß. 63,5 x 48,0 cm (Darstellung / Blatt) / 83 x 67,5 cm (Passepartout). Links unten in Bleistift signiert "E. Fraaß". Verso in Bleistift bezeichnet "Herbst". - Am Blattrand rechts oben kleiner Einriß, die Ecke mit Fehlstelle. Blattrand links unten leicht knickspurig. Verso Reste einer ehemaligen Montierung. Im Passepartout montiert. Insgesamt gut erhalten. Erich Fraaß (1893 Glauchau - 1974 Dresden). Auch Erich Fraass. Deutscher Maler und Grafiker des Spätexpressionismus. 1907-10 Ausbildung zum Lithografen. 1910-13 Besuch der Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden. 1913-14 Studium an der Kunstakademie Dresden bei Oskar Zwintscher. 1914-18 als Soldat im Ersten Weltkrieg. 1918 Mitglied des Spartakusbundes. 1919-22 Fortsetzung des Studiums bei Robert Sterl und Meisterstudium bei Sterl. 1921 Großer Staatspreis und Jubiläumsstiftung der Stadt Dresden, Mitglied der Künstlergruppe "Die Schaffenden" um Conrad Felixmüller. 1925-26 Studienreisen u.a. in die Niederlande und nach Spanien; Teilnahme an der Internationalen Kunstausstellung in Dresden. 1931 Mitbegründer und Vorsitzender der "Neuen Dresdner Sezession" (1934 Verbot). 1945 Zerstörung des Ateliers auf der Ammonstraße und Verlust eines Großteils seiner Werke. 1947 Dozent, ab 1953-58 Professor für Malerei an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden (HfBK)..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        Signed contract between songwriters Duke Ellington and Oscar Pettiford and Tempo Music, owned by Ellington, to publish ?Tip Toe Topic?

      Document Signed ?Duke Ellington,? ?Oscar Pettiford,? and ?DJ? (Daniel James), 3.25 pages, 8.5? x 14?, separate sheets. Mimeographed copy signed in ink on the upper portion of the fourth page. New York, May 16, 1946. Staple holes a top of each page. Fine condition.Tempo Music agrees to publish ?Tip Toe Topic,? composed by Ellington and Pettiford. In 1941, Duke Ellington formed Tempo Music to publish his and other writers? compositions. He put his sister Ruth in charge of the company. Ruth?s husband was Daniel James.Oscar Pettiford (1922-1960), one of America?s top bassists, was the first major jazz soloist on the cello. He was part of Duke Ellington?s orchestra from 1945-1948.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Abeceda Duseviho Prazdna (Alphabet of Spiritual Emptiness)

      Prague: Nakadatelsvi Za\' Druha a.s, 1946. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. Near Fine/Very Good. This is a scarce first edition, first printing of the critically acclaimed photobook, Abeceda Duseviho Prazdna (Alphabet of Spiritual Emptiness) published by Nak/adatelsvi Za\' Druha a.s., Prague, in 1946. Abeceda is a documentary record of forced German labor camps in Breslau during 1941-1943 that Vince Aletti in the photobook reference work, The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century, calls a Czech artist\'s response to the physical and psychic devastation of World War ll. He also writes, The subject of his book is the walking wounded - men forced to work for the conquering army. The dark, impressionistic look of Tmej\'s photographs is the result of working indoors with a concealed camera and only the dimmest of available light. The book itself, a small paperback made with pulpy newsprint stock, has an abject quality contradicted only by the gorgeously tactile gravure prints. Published a year after Germany\\\'s collapse and their author\'s release, Tmej\'s photos retained their aura of furtiveness and despair at the same time as they were transformed into documents of resistance and survival. An exceptional account of the book appears on the 5B4 website, Unmarried Czech workers will be used as a group in the most remote parts of the Reich and will thereby be prevented from starting families in the territory of the protectorate. This was the decree under which, in the autumn of 1942, Zdenek Tmej was ordered to the town of Breslau to serve in a forced labor camp. Tmej, a 22-year-old aspiring photographer, brought along a Contax and a Rolliflex camera intending to bear witness to the conditions and events that transpired in a Nazi-run forced labor camp and somehow he would was allowed to keep his cameras and photograph. His job in the Reich was to work at the train station unloading the mail trains and he even took this as an opportunity to order an enlarger and darkroom equipment as well as a 4 x 5 camera to be sent from Prague. He sold prints to keep himself in film flashbulbs and photographic paper. The resulting photographs and eventual book published in 1946 called Abeceda Dusevniho Prazdna - Alphabet of Spiritual Emptiness, serve as an unrivaled insider\'s account of what it was like to live under the conditions of a Nazi forced labor camp. Measuring approximately 9.5 inches x 8.5 inches and containing 45 stunning gravure prints, the book is bound in cardboard type flexible paper wraps with a photographically illustrated dust jacket. The condition of the book is Near FINE+ with some very minor wear and soiling to the fragile covers and a few random marks to the page edges. The original dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition with some foxing to the rear and inside of the dust jacket. The edges of the dust jacket have been professionally restored. Overall, this is an exceptionally well preserved copy of an extremely scarce photobook that is notoriously fragile and almost impossible to find in this condition. Cited in all three reference works on photobooks: The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century and The Open Book by Andrew Roth and Parr and Badgers, The Photobook: A History.

      [Bookseller: Franklin Books]
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        Untitled [The Adventure of the Balloons in Upside Down Land]

      . NA. Fine. Untitled collection of nine original watercolors that tell the story of juvenile balloons sold at a carnival and released into the air, where they find their way into "Upside Down Land". N.d., circa 1946, or in the immediate aftermath of World War Two. The order of the pictures telling the story -- there is no text -- is subject to debate, and one can not be certain that these illustrations represent the fully intended story, whether or not it was ever fully realized by the artist and storyteller. In any case, the balloons lose themselves with the manifold temptations of a candy shop. When outdoors, they are attacked by unsavory "balloon" monsters who puncture one of the balloons, who is then administered to by a balloon doctor who patches the hole. The balloons fly off rejoicing, and they dance a circle in the sky, Whether or not a complete suite of illustrations, there can be no denying the cleverness of the basic premise and the charm and skill by which the illustrations were executed. Not only is no published version of this story known, but also, there is no known story in which the concept of an "Upside Down Land" was used. An imaginary land is a commonplace in juvenile fiction, of course, but the ingeniousness of the Upside Down idea created here is that it allows for the illustrations to be viewed with equal appropriateness from top or from the bottom, and indeed, what is the top or bottom of the page is unanswerable, at least in six of the illustrations. The illustrations also capture a mid-twentieth century milieu superbly well. Nothing is known of the artist other than the name signed in one place, which is also not completely clear but appears to be Alberin. The watercolors are not all the same size but are generally about 27 by 20 cm.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques ]
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      BROWN MARGARET WISE MAN IN MANHOLE AND FIX-IT MEN BY JUNIPER. BALLANTINE, BILL. [BROWN,MARGARET WISE]. THE MAN IN THE MANHOLE AND THE FIX-IT MEN by Juniper Sage. NY: William R. Scott 1946. 4to (8 x 9 3/4"), pictorial boards, corners worn and slight chipping to spine paper, overall VG. 1st edition of this rare Brown book written with Edith Hurd. One of Scott's creative education books, this shows what "fix-it men" do underneath the streets and in the air. Marvelously illustrated by Bill Ballantine in color, this copy is also INSCRIBED BY BALLANTINE! Apart from being an illustrator, Ballantine's fascination with the circus led him to becoming a professional clown along with Emmett Kelley for Ringling Brother's Barnum and Bailey Circus. See Bader p.391 who calls this "a lark with a firm superstructure in fact." Rare.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        GILDA (1946)

      USA 1946 - Vintage original 12 ¼ x 18 ¼" (31 x 46 cm.) campaign book, 32 pp. plus 16-page advertising section, USA. Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia, dir: Charles Vidor; Columbia. One of the quintessential film noir titles, with star Rita Hayworth becoming film history's iconic "femme fatale". The cover and back of the book features one of the most famous publicity shots of all time, utilized fully and in part for scores of publicity campaigns for the film and the star. Hayworth is featured in what is likely her most famous costume -- a gown designed by Jean Louis. In the film she performs the musical number "Put the Blame on Mame" while wearing this gown. To this day Hayworth's performance is most appealing not only because of her sex appeal, but because of her pathos and vulnerability. The campaign book is lavish as Columbia was keen on promoting their most popular female star. It opens up to a gatefold featuring various stills of Hayworth in the famous costume and an array of movie magazine covers, articles and ads she appeared in to promote the film. Featured is a parade of gowns inspired by the Jean Louis fashions, radio promos, lobby displays including special cut out pieces, records, sheet music, articles -- including one on the screen's "meanies" (actresses who made good playing bad characters), promos and posters. There is also the separate 16-page advertising booklet. No cuts, folded (as issued), there is some wear to left border, NEAR FINE.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        A Bord de l'Etoile Matutine (illus. Pierre LECONTE)

      Aux depens de l'Artiste, Paris 1946 - Paris. Privately published, 1946. 137pp. Complete with numerous engraved illustrations by Pierre Leconte, one-time marine artist, comprising frontispiece, 18 full-page illustrations (incl. 1 double-page) and 28 chapter-heads and tailpieces, all hand-coloured by the eminent Parisian colorist, René Euffès. Also included is an original watercolour of a galleon at sea, signed in pencil by Leconte. Edition limited to 310 numbered copies, this copy # 72 printed on vélin d'Arches paper. Unbound as issued in printed wraps, card sleeve and matching slipcase. Spine of sleeve faded, and edges a little weak. Contents in fine condition - overall a good collector's copy of this uncommon livre d'artiste.

      [Bookseller: Valier Illustrated Books]
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        Maurice Asselin. Dix Estampes Originales

      Paris: Rombaldi / Maitres de l'Estampe Francaise Contemporaine, 1946 - A complete suite of 10 signed and numbered prints by Maurice Asselin. Without the text pages or folding case. Edition limited to 100 sets. Includes 5 etchings and 5 lithographs, one printed in color. 13 x 10 inches (sheets). Loose as issued. Printed on fine wove paper. Perfect condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        The Law Of Success: Concentration; Cooperation

      Meriden, CT: Ralston Society, 1946. Hardcover. Very Good. Eight Volumes, bound in red cloth with gilt stamping. Complete eight volume set, with each volume containing two lessons., with books on average in Very Good condition. Bindings are lightly rubbed, with areas of edge wear. Light sunning to spines. Scuff to Volume VII. Clean text; pages show light age toning, with a few scattered spot stains and occasional bleeding from cloth. Side edge of page blocks show occasional foxing, red spotting from cloth, and light staining to page edge near top gutter on some volumes. The title page on each volume has an area of rubbing above the publisher details, where it looks like something has been erased or removed, and even covered in white-out in a few volumes. Still, a lovely set; scarce and very well preserved.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      Stockholm/London, Zephyr Books, Continental Book Co. AB., (1946).FIRST EDITION WITH THESE ILLUSTRATIONS (1946), 8vo, 185 x 115 mm, 7¼ x 4½ inches, cream card covers, red vignette to upper cover, lettered navy blue and red, 349 pages. Frontispiece and 65 black and white illustrations by Mervyn Peake, some full page. No inscriptions, a Fine crisp clean copy in very good plus DUSTWRAPPER, spine lettering faint, 10 mm (½") chip to top of spine, minute chip to bottom of upper hinge and upper fold. No price printed on dustwrapper. In the Zephyr Books series, Volume 67, the first publication of these illustrations. The U.K. edition in hardback (Wingate 1954) used 65 of Peake's illustrations but 3 were completely redrawn and several others were altered. See Lovett 344. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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      New York: Samuel French, [no later than May 1946].. [3],49,[1],48,[1] leaves, numbered in act/scene format. Quarto. Carbon typescript, punched and bradbound in Samuel French playscript wrappers. Some old tape reinforcement around the edges of the verso of the wrappers has offset to the blank endsheets, wrappers frayed at edges and with small chips and clean splits at the spine fold; internally very good. A Samuel French playscript, produced in fairly limited numbers, preceding the play's formal publication in the collective FOUR PLAYS (French, 1947). This copy bears Riggs' presentation inscription on the first blank: "For Walter - The least I can do - Affection Lynn. New York May 9, 1946." One of Riggs' late plays, a drama set in the context of Naval and Coast Guard operations on and off Cape Cod in June of 1944. Riggs, the Oklahoma-born, part-Cherokee gay playwright, screenwriter and poet, is most widely known for his play, GREEN GROW THE LILACS, which was immensely popular in its musical adaptation, OKLAHOMA!. His work in the 1920s and 1930s was central to the development of American regional theatre.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        All the King's Men

      HARCOURT BRACE & COMPANY, 1946-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co, 1946: First Edition, First Printing, in a Rare First Issue Dust Jacket. This book is in Good overall condition, in a very fragile, Fair dust jacket. The hardcover has clean pages and sound binding. Name of former owner penned to front free end paper. Tide mark to side edge of page block, which does not extend into the actual pages themselves. The exterior shows rubbing, dings, and edge wear, as well as areas of discoloration. There is light rubbing to the gilt lettering of the spine. The dust jacket shows staining, rubbing, creases, chipping and overall wear. It is exteremely fragile with significant wear along the folds, as shown in the images posted above.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Lob Frankfurts

      Frankfurt, 1946. Full Calf, with Box. FIne. A stunning illustrated manuscript that celebrates Frankfurt as it was before the devastation of World War Two. 4to. 23, [1] pp. With seventeen watercolor illustrations of the buildings of Frankfurt. Two of these watercolors are full page. The text is written by hand in a German Fraktur Gothic script -- one that is easy to read. The writing and watercolors were executed by Mk. Neubold, and he signs the colophon.

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        Matthew Flinders' Narrative of his Voyage in the Schooner Francis : 1798, preceded and followed by notes on Flinders, Bass, the wreck of the Sidney Cove, &c. by Geoffrey Rawson

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1946. Folio, with a map and wood-engravings by John Buckland Wright; a fine copy, uncut in the original full green morocco gilt by Sangorski, slipcase. De luxe issue. The scarce de luxe issue, one of only one hundred numbered copies in full morocco. This important first publication of the manuscript in the State Library of Victoria gives Flinders' account of his 1788 voyage in the Francis that led to his exploration of Bass Strait, and to the discovery of the Illawarra coal seams by Bass.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Leiden an Deutschland. Tagebuchblätter aus den Jahren 1933 und 1934.

      Los Angeles, Pazifische Presse, 1946.. 90 S. OLwd. (eine Ecke leicht gestaucht). Nr. 448 v. 250 Exempl. d. Normalausg. (GA 500). Erste Ausgabe.. W./G. 96, Bürgin I,72; Sternfeld/Tiedemann 332 - Erstdruck d. v. März 1933 bis Augsut 1934 entstandenen Tagebuchnotizen. Ursprünglich war ein Erscheinen zum 70. Geburtstag T.Manns geplant, konnte dann aber erst Mai 1946 erscheinen. Eine eigenständige Veröffentlichung in Europa erfolgte nicht.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Seidel & Richter]
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      CAPE. LONDON 1946, 1946-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. London: Jonathan Cape, 1946: First British edition, First Printing; First edition in English. Hardcover, in a price-clipped dust jacket. In Good condition. Clean text; Age toned pages; Foxing to the side edge of the page block. Insect tract to front free end paper, paste down and first few pages; Inscription to previous owner in pen on front free end paper. Black cloth binding shows edge wear, bumped corners and a ding to the side edge of the top board. The jacket is age toned, with a few repairs made with archival tape from the verso. The jacket also shows foxing, wear, edge wear. Darkening to the rear panel. The jacket presents well under new Mylar.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        DIESE WOCHE. 1. Jahrgang Nr. 1 vom 16. November 1946.

      Hannover, A. Madsack & Co., 1946.. Original-Zeitschrift (Broschur), 24 Seiten mit einigen fotografischen Abbildungen, 22,4 x 30,3 cm.. "Vor sechs Wochen kam eine neue Zeitschrift heraus, die sich "DIESE WOCHE" nannte. Ihr Bestreben, ein Spiegel der Zeitgeschehnisse in aller Welt zu sein, wurde vom Publikum freundlich aufgenommen. Die für die Herausgabe zuständigen britischen Behörden haben entschieden, daß die Zeitschrift nun unter unabhängiger deutscher Leitung herauskommen kann. "DIESE WOCHE" stellt daher ihr Erscheinen ein und statt ihrer stellt sich heute "DER SPIEGEL" vor" (Auszug aus der Zeitschrift "DER SPIEGEL", 1. Jhrg. Nr. 1). "DIESE WOCHE" erschien nur 6 Wochen lang und wurde durch die nachfolgende Zeitschrift "DER SPIEGEL" ersetzt. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Christine Laist]
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        The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini [Salvador Dali signed edition]

      Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1946. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. New York: Doubleday Doran Limited Editions, 1946. Signed and dated by Salvador Dali on the limitation page; this copy is #365 out of 1,000. In Very Good condition, in a Good Minus slip case. Clean text. Sound binding. The cloth shows light sunning to the spine, light rubbing, a small scuff to the bottom of the front board, and light dots of discoloration along the front gutter. The slip case is very fragile, with splits along the top seams, and showing chipping and overall wear. A lovely copy, hand signed by the artist.

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        Degas et son oeuvre. Etudes et documents par P. Brame et C.M. de Hauke.

      Paris: Brame & de Hauke, 1946 . Bound, Cloth, Blue with dusjackets, Exemplaire numerote sur arches.(1030 ex.)1466 items catalogued and illustrated in b/w. - Tome 1. Jeunesse de Degas, ses premières oeuvres, voyages en Italie 1853-1858. 282 pp., - Tomes 2 et 3. Peintures et pastels. Notices et reproductions 1853-1908. XIV-840 pp., Tome 4. Table des illustrations du tome 1. 150 pp. Catalogue raisonné -total 4 volumes in fine condition !

      [Bookseller: Erik Tonen Books]
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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

      Hollywood, CA: Published for the Author, 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

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        Horror Cœli en andere gedichten.

      Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, 1946. Ingenaaid. 88 p. 1e druk. Omslag op de vouwen iets gescheurd.* Exemplaar met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van de dichter op de Franse titel: 'Aan Dr C.R. v. Paassen/ van/ W.F.Hermans/ Amsterdam 12 Oct 46'. Van Paassen (1892-1980) is niemand minder dan Hermans' leraar Latijn op het Barlaeus, aan wie de schrijver een hekel had. 'Het was een knorrige, gallige man, hij zag ook erg geel in zijn gezicht en rook onaangenaam uit zijn mond', citeert Otterspeer in De mislukkingskunstenaar. Willem Frederik Hermans. Biografie, deel 1 (1921-1952) (Amsterdam 2013). Wellicht voelde Hermans zich verplicht om zijn dichtbundel met de Latijnse titel aan zijn oude leraar te schenken. JS 8.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        Matthew Flinders' Narrative of his Voyage in the Schooner Francis : 1798, preceded and followed by notes on Flinders, Bass, the wreck of the Sidney Cove, &c. by Geoffrey Rawson?

      Golden Cockerel Press, London 1946 - Folio, with a map and wood-engravings by John Buckland Wright; a fine copy, uncut in the original full green morocco gilt by Sangorski, slipcase. De luxe issue. The scarce de luxe issue, one of only one hundred numbered copies in full morocco. This important first publication of the manuscript in the State Library of Victoria gives Flinders' account of his 1788 voyage in the Francis that led to his exploration of Bass Strait, and to the discovery of the Illawarra coal seams by Bass. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [An archive of scripts for an unproduced film version of:] TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES

      [Culver City]: Vanguard Films, Inc. / The Selznick Studio, 16 March 1946 through [ca. 1948].. [Culver City]: Vanguard Films, Inc. / The Selznick Studio, 16 March 1946 through [ca. 1948].. Six volumes. Quarto. Mimeographed and mechanically reproduced typescripts, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in wrappers (stencil-printed, printed, and unprinted). Other than noted below, very good. An interesting lot of development scripts undertaken for a film version of Hardy's novel which never came to fruition, made up of the following: a) Gow, Ronald, " Tess of the D'Urbervilles A Play ... Based on Thomas Hardy's Novel," an undated playscript in term binder (overlap edges chipped), foliated in act/scene format; b) A "First Treatment" by Allan Scott, [1],96 leaves, 14 Feb. 1946 (rerun 16 April 1946); c) A "Complete Script" of Scott's full screenplay, [1],244 leaves, 12 July 1946 (somewhat worn, upper wrapper and first leaf detached from brads); d) another "Complete Script" draft as above, re- run 12 January 1947; e) an undated but revised draft of Scott's screenplay, [1],253 leaves, in canary yellow printed Selznick Studio wrappers; and f) a different screenplay, credited to Clemence Dane, undated, [1],216 leaves. Gow's play was quite successfully produced in 1946, but seems not to have been published at the time. Selznick's writers may have consulted it in the process of their adaptations. Had it come to fruition, this would have been the third film version of TESS, after the now lost silent versions of 1913 and 1924. As it turned out, a third version would need to wait until the award-winning 1979/80 Polanski version, TESS.

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      1946 - Montevideo. Publicaciones de la Asociacion de Arte Constructivo. Un volume grand in-4 broché, couverture illustrée par Torres-Garcia. Edition originale. Textes en espagnol, français et anglais. Première partie : "La Regla Abstracta", texte théorique illustré de dessins. Deuxième : Reproductions en noir et en couleur d'oeuvres de J. Torres-Garcia. Voir photos. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ink & Blood: A Book of Drawings

      New York: The Heritage Press, 1946. New York: The Heritage Press, 1946. Collection of Szyk's fantastic cartoon caricatures of Axis leaders, mostly; a few previously published. Limited edition, one of 1000 INSCRIBED copies, this one signed to May L. Luchsinger, a prominent citizen of Monroe, Wisconsin. Contains 74 plates, as called for; mostly in fine gravure, a few in color. Hardcover, full black pebbled leather, gilt titling. Issued in a slipcase, which we do NOT have. Light general wear, minor rubbing & scuffing; paper clip rust stain & minor damage to the inscription page and two adjacent pages; mildly ex-library with small scar to front endsheet, as of label removal, faint blind embossment on title page and at least one plate, image not affected.. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 9¼" by 12½".

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        Jours de Gloire. Histoire de la Libération de Paris. (Ont collaboré a cet ouvrage: M. le Général Koenig pour la Préface. Paul Eluard pour le Poème. Paul Valéry, Colette, André Billy, Alexandre Arnoux, Claude Aveline, J.-J. Bernard, Harold Callender, Pierre-Jean Launay, Clarles Vildrac pour les Textes. Daragnès, Dignimont, Picasso, Touchagues pour les Gravures et les Dessins.)

      D. Lambusier,, Paris, 1946 - Paris, D. Lambusier, [1946]. 142 + 5 S. OBrosch. m. OSch. In losen Lagen und mit allen Tafeln: Frontispiz von Daragnes, ein Kupferstich von Picasso, vier Radierungen von Dignimont sowie vier Radierungen von Touchagues, davon zwei mit eighd. Widmung sowie mit allen Illustrationen im Text. In franz. Sprache. - R. m. kl. Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen, kl. Exlibris-St. a. V., hds. Notiz a. T., leichte Gbrsp. Französisch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Wille zum Leben. Lagerzeitung des P.O. W. Camps 1022, Nr. 1, Okt. 1946 bis Nr. 7, Febr. 1947. 7 Hefte sowie Beilage "Lebendige Kirche" in 1 Band.

      Shiphay-Camp, Bradninch Camp, Cross-Keys-Camp, Taunton, Torquay (Exeter, England), Eigenverlag/Lagerdruckerei, 1946-1947,. 4to (33 x 20 cm). Mit 17 Orig.-Linolschnitten v. Helmut Dix u. Hans-Wilhelm Paschke, teils als mont. Kunstbeilage auf farbigem Papier, Titelillustr. in Holzschnitt v. Gerhard Plehn u. weiteren Ill. Je Heft 12-14 (Nr. 7: 22) Seiten sowie ungez. Titelbl. u. Beilagenbl., hektografiert. Modern gelumbackt in Pp.-Mappe m. transparentem Plastik-Vorderdeckel.. Lückenlose Folge von 7 Nummern der seltenen Lagerzeitung deutscher Kriegsgefangener aus Großbritannien. - Wenige Bl. m. braunem Fleck im unteren Rande. Wohlerhalten. Silbenrätsel m. Bleistift gelöst.

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura Firmado por el Autor(es). Barcelona. Edicions Aigua Blava. 26 X 19. 1946. Tirada curta de 150 exemplars numerats i signats per l'autor puny i lletra Josep Pla N°18. L'Obra es en paper de fil mediacevo.estar per estrenar. Ref 20 Biblioteca A.

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        William - The Outlaw

      London -George Newnes Ltd, 1946. London -George Newnes Ltd, 1946 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The seventh book in Richmal Crompton's Just William series. A twentieth impression of the first edition. With the charming illustrations of Thomas Henry, and in the original illustrated dustwrapper. Condition: In a cloth covered binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, generally smart with very slight marks to boards. Slight chipping and marks to dustwrapper with an area of loss to printed layer of paper at a bottom corner of the front panel. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD with a GOOD dustwrapper.

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        Sampa: sagt Paul.

      Düsseldorf, Selbstverlag/Sampa GmbH,. Groß-4°. Original-Halbleinenband. Illustrierter Pappschuber. Unpaginiert.. Erste Ausgabe. Mit ganzseitigen, teils doppelblattgroßen Fotografien des 1946 in Zürich geborenen Fotografen Hannes Schmidt, der als Modefotograf für Vogue, Cosmopolitan Elle u.a. arbeitet. Auf 12 Blatt sehr starkem Karton gedruckte Firmenpublikation der Düsseldorfer Sampa Textil GmbH. Einband bestoßen, wenig fleckig, Schuber mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. With full page and double page photographs in b/w and color by Hannes Schmidt, fashion photographer worked for Vogue, Cosmopolitan a. o. Publication of the Düsseldorf fashion company Sampa, on 12 sheets strong cardboard-book in slipcase. Cover lightly bumped, lightly spotted,slipcase with traces of use. Good copy.

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        Rotten er en Landeplage. Bekæmp den med alle Midler.

      Original farvelitograferet plakat udsendt af Inderigsministeriet. Trykt hos Nornotryk A/S for Statens Annonce og Reklame Bureau, 1946. Ca. 85,5 x 54 cm. Signeret i trykket.. Ualmindeligt velholdt

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        MEXICO SOUTH: The Isthmus of Tehuantepec

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). First Edition. Eight color plates of relief halftone illustrations from paintings by Miguel Covarrubias, including the folding map of Tehuantepec, with 92 line drawings, and 96 pp. of photographs by Rosa Covarrubias and others. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. First edition. After emigrating to the United States in 1923 from his native Mexico, and becoming a celebrated "Smart Set" artist, book illustrator, and caricaturist for Vanity Fair Magazine, Covarrubias’ interest increasingly turned to ethnography, which he pursued in North Africa, Bali, and throughout the Americas. This brilliant study of the life, art, and customs of the indigenous Zapotec people of Tehuantepec, the narrow neck of Mexico that separates the Pacific Ocean from the Gulf of Mexico, coincided with some of the earliest archaeological findings of the ancient Olmec culture by American archaeologist Matthew Stirling (1890-1975). Actively involved with the Olmec excavations during the course of writing this book, Covarrubias immersed himself in the study of Olmec sculpture and artifacts, and concluded that the Olmec culture preceded the Aztec and Mayan, a controversial theory that subsequent discoveries have validated. Octavo. Inscribed by Covarrubias on the front flyleaf to ballerina and actress Tamara Geva and her husband actor John Emery "with fondest regards from Rosa and Miguel Covarrubias, Mexico, March 3, 1947." Covarrubias has added marvelous caricatures of both himself and his wife Rosa to the inscription. Original chartreuse cloth over black cloth binding, with decorative gilt and black stamping. Front hinge strengthened. Boards sunned and unevenly faded. Edges somewhat worn and showing at the corners. The dust jacket is rubbed and shelfworn, with some foxing to the rear panel; otherwise very good..

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        Striking original photograph by the highly distinguished Armenian-born Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) depicting Weill seated at his desk, pencil in hand, with a score of Street Scene, considered to be Weill's "official portrait"

      [ca. 1946]. 252 x 203 mm. With "Kurt Weill The Playwrights' Co. Photo by Karsh late 1940's" in pencil to verso along with other annotations. Very slightly worn; corners slightly creased; small stain to blank lower margin not affecting image. . Weill, born in Dessau, Germany, became an American citizen in 1943. "He was one of the outstanding composers in the generation that came to maturity after World War I, and a key figure in the development of modern forms of musical theatre. His successful and innovatory work for Broadway during the 1940s was a development in more popular terms of the exploratory stage works that had made him the foremost avant-garde theatre composer of the Weimar Republic...". David Drew and J. Bradford Robinson in Grove online "By far the most widely reproduced of all Weill photographs, it shows him seated at his Brook House desk, immaculately dressed and freshly coiffured, with chin thrust forward as in no other photograph, and pen poised over a page that could almost be a balance-sheet but reveals itself, in the better reproductions, as a page from the rehearsal score of Street Scene. There is no remotely comparable picture, and yet it is impossible to imagine one better suited to the purposes of documenting the 'image and understanding' of 'Weill in America' that has been so vigorously promoted by Brecht scholars in recent years - the image, that is, of one who was at home on Broadway but would have been equally so in the boardrooms of Wall Street or Madison Avenue... The imposture becomes 'genuine' through Weill's endorsement of its impersonal conformity in preference to the introspective and enigmatic figure portrayed not only by Hoyningen-Huene but also, with uncharacteristic insight, by Karsh himself in a second, and quite unknown, portrait taken at the same session in Brook House." David Drew: Kurt Weill, pp. 44-45. Street Scene, an opera in two acts by Kurt Weill to a libretto by Elmer Rice after his own play, with lyrics by Langston Hughes and Rice, premiered in Philadelphia at the Shubert Theatre on December 16, 1946. The work opened in New York at the Adelphi Theatre on January 9, 1947 and ran for 148 performances through May 17, 1947. The present photograph was presumably used in association with the New York premiere. "Weill considered Street Scene his chef d’oeuvre... [His] musical concern was less with originality than with authenticity. The cloying sentimentality is a function of the drama. It also demonstrates how Weill adjusted his musical voice as the drama demanded. Street Scene contains European elements, including allusions to Puccini, even to Wagner. The drama demanded them, too. The description ‘American opera’ nonetheless applies: it is an opera for America – that is, for a Broadway public; and it is an opera about America, both musically and in terms of plot." Stephen Hinton in Grove online

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        Skull-Face and Others

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1946. First edition.. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1946. First edition.. Black cloth, spine lettered and designed in gilt. A bright, quite clean copy. Lower front corner is bruised and the page corners are a bit wrinkled, but this is otherwise a really nice copy in a basically fine example of the sensational Hannes Bok dust jacket. A great collection by Howard, including the best of the CONAN stories.

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      . Editions d'Art Albert Skira. Geneve 1946. With 80 fullpage photographs in heliogravure by Helene Hoppenot. 4to. (14) + (5) pp. + 80 leaves. Well-preserved copy..

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura Edicion Especial. Sant Feliu de Guixols. Piel. Juan Ribot y German Viader artistas en decoracion de las vinetas e iniciales y los 8 grabados. 1946. 27X20. 2h+151Pag+3h. Impresa en tipos goticos sobre hojas de papel de corcho segun la edicion reconocida y cotejada con varios manuscritos autenticos y publicada en Madrid por la Imprenta de la Hija de Ibarra en 1806. Tirada limitada de 250 (N°64). Profusion de orlas e iniciales policromadas en oro y a todo color. Una autentica Belleza. Muy levemente fatigado, falto de pequenos trozos en algunas paginas y tiene alguna hoja con grieta (el corcho es muy delicado). Ref 1.5 Biblioteca A.

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        Fotoalbum. 38 Bl. mit ca. 120 montierten s/w. Fotografien (meist 12x17 cm) und einige Zeitungsartikel.

      1946-1950.. 35,5x50 cm. Pp.-Bd.. Siegfreid Zwahlen war Schaufensterdekorateur bei Seiden Grieder in Zürich. Nebst Fotografien seiner Schaufenster sind auch Zeitungsartikel, die seine Dekorationen lobend erwähnen, eingeklebt. - (Einbandkanten berieben).

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        Skull-Face and Others.

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1946. First edition. - Black cloth, spine lettered and designed in gilt. A bright, quite clean copy. Lower front corner is bruised and the page corners are a bit wrinkled, but this is otherwise a really nice copy in a basically fine example of the sensational Hannes Bok dust jacket. A great collection by Howard, including the best of the CONAN stories. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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        Horror Cœli en andere gedichten.

      Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, 1946. Ingenaaid. 88 p. 1e druk. Rug van het omslag ontbreekt deels, vochtvlek op voorplat.* Exemplaar met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van de dichter op de Franse titel: 'Voor Adriaan Morriën,/ die ook afschuw van den/ hemel heeft, en deze opdracht/ zelf heeft verzonnen,/ in hartelijke vriendschap/ WillemFHermans/ 26 Aug '46'. Hans van Straten schrijft in zijn Hermans (Soesterberg 1999) dat de auteur dit exemplaar aan Morriën schonk op diens etage in het huis Amstel 188, in gezelschap van Charles B. Timmer. Of Morriën werkelijk blij was met de bundel, valt te betwijfelen: 'Ik vond ze [Hermans' gedichten] erg beïnvloed door Hendrik de Vries, te larmoyant ook.' Adriaan Morriën (1912-2002) was goed bevriend met Hermans van 1944 tot mei 1952, toen Morriën een kritische bespreking van Ik heb altijd gelijk aankondigde en Hermans abrupt de vriendschap opzegde. In 1955 verscheen Morriëns De gruwelkamer van W.F. Hermans of Ik moet altijd gelijk hebben. JS 8.

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        Obras Completas de José Ortega y Gasset

      Revista de Occidente, Madrid, España 1946 - Colección de 11 tomos. Tomos del 1 al 9 de fecha 1946. Tomos 10 y 11 de 1969. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Standaard Boekhandel and Aux Editions Erasme, Anvers, France and Brussels, Belgium 1946 - 4to. cloth. variously paginated. 15 volumes in 14. Union List 3835. Text in French, with some contributions in English, Spanish, and German. This set complete, Volumes 1-15. Published twice annually under the direction of the Bibliothèque Royale du Belgique. This work included general articles, records and abstracts, notes, bibliographies, reports, and publications received by the Library. Each with a table of contents, black and white plates. and index. Some covers lightly scuffed. Some edges show minor spotting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le rocher de Sisyphe.

      Gallimard 1946 - - Gallimard, Paris _1946, 11,5x17cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 13 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Rare et bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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