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      Gallimard 1946 - In-8, broché, couverture imprimée. Édition originale en service de presse du premier livre de Boris Vian, dont il n’a pas été tiré de grand papier. Publié dans la collection La plume au vent dirigée par Raymond Queneau, ce roman en forme de farce, mets en place tout l’univers que l’on rencontrera chez Boris Vian, l’absurde et la dérision sous les dents d’un humour carnassier. Ainsi avons-nous rendez-vous avec l’une des figures récurrente de son œuvre, le Major, occupé à sa quête amoureuse dans les « surprises-party » extravagantes des années 1940. Exemplaire offert par l’auteur à l’écrivain Gérard Frasson : Pour Monsieur Gérard / le pilier des Scorpions / Boris Vian Suite à de nombreux désaccords et une promotion de L’écume des jours presque inexistante, Boris Vian quitte les éditions Gallimard pour ne conserver que celles du Scorpion, où il y naquit éditorialement grâce à ses romans noirs scandaleux à la supercherie assumée. Au sein de celle-ci, il rencontre Gérard Frasson, ami de Blaise Cendrars, sorte de Vernon Sullivan réel, auteur de Rien ne va plus et Bluffs, tous deux parus en 1949. Très bel exemplaire conservé tel que paru, il est resté non coupé. De toute rareté dans cette condition. Petites piqûres sur la première de couverture. D’un tirage total, selon les archives Gallimard, de 4 400 exemplaires, seul une partie très réduite d’entre eux furent imprimés sans mention fictive d’édition, dont les rares exemplaires du service de presse, comme c’est le cas ici. Provenance : Gérard Frasson. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie l'Arrondi]
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        Thérèse Desqueyroux. Pointes Sèches de Gérard Cochet.

      Les Documents d'Art, 1946. 4°; pp. 146 a quartini sciolti su carta a mano pour-fil Johannot; con 21 puntesecche originali, una grande di fronte al frontespizio, 20 formato tre quarti tirate nel testo. Bellissima ediz. tirata a complessivi 460 esempl. numerati, questo è uno dei 150 esempl. (es. n.°178) al quale è unito a parte una "suite" delle 21 incisioni, sciolte, con remarque. Il Cochet è stato ottimo pittore ed abilissimo incisore (1888-1969). Brochure edit. con titoli al piatto, edizione originale. Cfr. Monod 7944; Bénézit.(vedi riproduz.)

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Prandi s.n.c.]
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        Dipilogicheskaia azbuka [The DP-logical alphabet]

      Munich: self-published, 1946. Small octavo (14.5 × 10 cm). Original staple-stitched self-wrappers; 14 pp. Front wrapper reattached with tape; small owner signature; else still about very good. The first book published by Irina Saburova (pseudonym of Irina Kutitonskaia, 1907-1979) in post-war Germany, as a refugee waiting to resettle to North America. In her "alphabet book" about life as a Displaced Person (DP), Saburova lent expression to the hopelessness and frustration felt by many compatriots with keen sardonic wit: "Capital N, as in 'no documents'. None. One of the main features of the DP. And a small one for niks fershteen, a laconic formula for explaining oneself to foreigners, should they express surprise that the DPs travel without tickets, cross train tracks, catch fish in a stranger's pond, and generally march boldly through a foreign country" (9). Her book also displeased many DPs, who feared that Saburova's frank treatment of their precarious situation, as well as her satirical depiction of the DPs themselves, would displease the Allied powers in Germany. Published without censorship approval, as was generally required of DP publications, and thus semi-illegally. KVK, OCLC show only two copies, at Indiana and Notre Dame.

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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        Passport to Life

      United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York [1946], 250 West 57th Street, New York, New York - [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Report on the situation of the Jews in Germany, October-December, 1945

      Union O.S.E., Geneva, Switzerland 1946 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        What Way My Journey Lies

      Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York 1946 - New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce. 1946. F First Edition. H Full Leather. Very Good. Slight wear to extremities (chiefly to spine edges and corners); slight rubbing to covers (leather; chiefly to edges); slight internal browning to edges and endpapers (chiefly to edges). [6], 243 pages. Second and last published book of the noted screen and television writer (born Frank Edgington Fenton in England, 1903; died 1971 in Los Angeles), following the success of "A Place in the Sun"; this novel continues more or less in the post-WWII mode of Steinbeck, John Fante, and others (with a California setting and youth searching their respective fortunes). Bound in full black calf, gilt-stamped and decorated spine and covers (with "Frank Fenton" gilt-stamped in lower right corner of upper cover), spine with partly raised bands, gilt inner dentelles, decorative endpapers (pink/light blue/gray), all edges trimmed. In somewhat worn medium heavy stock slipcase (wear to foredges and extremities). Excellent example of a book bound for the author (but without any indication of the binder present). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books]
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        Skull-Face and Others

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (One of 3,004 copies. Joshi 17.) xxvi, 475, (1) pp. Original black cloth with gilt spine lettering. Near Fine in unclipped ($5.00) about Very Good dust jacket, spine panel sunned, chipped along fore edge and at head, lightly soiled. Literary critic and sci-fi author Basil Davenport's copy with his signature on front flyleaf. A posthumous marriage of the Conan creator's Weird Tales work and revered horror publisher Arkham House, with beautiful Hannes Bok jacket artwork.

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        The Skylark of Space

      Providence: Buffalo Book Company, 1946. 1st edition (preceded only by the novel's appearance as a 3 part serial in Amazing Stories magazine). Smith's first book Just 500 copies were published (Hadley's 1947 edition is a reprint). Near fine in a very good dustjacket. Ref: Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-114, "The archetypal pulp space opera...". Although earlier snippets of science fiction, imaginary voyages, and futuristic military fiction, touched the concept of what is now called space opera, The Skylark of Space is the modern template, the first significant science fiction sub-genre development since H. G. Wells, and one of monumental effect, encompassing among its themes the vast interstellar stage, horrific alien civilizations (the despotic circumstance), and ongoing battles with arch-enemies possessing advanced technologies, laying the baseline for the likes of Asimov's Foundation, Herbert's Dune, Roddenberry's Star Trek, Lucas' Star Wars, and all those that followed (and will follow) in their wake. Near fine / very good.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        Air France. North Africa.

      Paris: Air France, ca. 1946.(). Poster. 100 x 62 cm. Framed in wood and plexiglas.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Souvenir menu for the 14 August 1946 luncheon given to celebrate the formal Installation of Winston S. Churchill as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, signed by 25 luncheon attendees including Churchill, his wife Clementine, his brother Jack, his fist cousin Oswald and Oswald's wife Lena, and his wartime Chancellor of the Exchequer John Anderson

      Dover, 1946. From 1941 to his death in 1965, Winston S. Churchill served as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. This menu from the luncheon following his formal Installation on 14 August 1946 is signed in pencil by 25 of the individuals present, including Winston S. Churchill and four members of his family - his wife, Clementine (1885-1977), Churchill's brother John Strange “Jack” Spencer Churchill (1880-1947) who died just six months later, Churchill's first cousin and career naval officer Oswald Moreton Frewen (1887-1958), and Oswald's wife, Lena Frewen (1902-1988). The balance of the signatures are a mix of identified and unidentified local and ministerial officials, ranging from the Sheriff of Kent to John Anderson (1882-1958), Churchill's wartime Chancellor of the Exchequer who Churchill told the King should become wartime Prime Minister if Churchill and Eden were to die during the war (ODNB), and who became 1st Viscount Waverly in 1952 during Churchill's second premiership. The menu measures 8 x 5 inches and is four pages printed in blue on a single folded sheet of heavy ivory card stock. The second page of the menu - amusingly to a modern ear - terminates with a course selection of “Fromage Camembert ou Bleu Danois | Biscuits | Café | Cigarettes”. The third page is a Programme of Music played by a band of the Royal Marines and the final page is a Toast List. The signatures of Clementine, Winston, and John Anderson are on the front cover with fourteen signatures on the Menu page and the final eight signatures on the final page bearing the Toast List, the last signature being Oswald's with the additional notation “cum humilitas.” Condition of the menu is very good, complete with minor wear to the corners and light soiling and spotting. At the top of the front cover in heavy blue ink are the words “Castle Hill”. “Constable of the Castle of Dover” was part of Churchill's appointment as Lord Warden and the reference is certainly to the massive Castle of Dover, founded in 1180 and strategically vital for centuries, commanding the shortest sea crossing between England and the Continent. The Lord Warden is a Royal appointment dating back to the 12th century associated with defense of the realm. The Cinque Ports comprise Dover, Sandwich, New Romney, Hastings, and Hythe, to which Rye and Winchelsea were later added. Although the post was largely ceremonial by the time Churchill was appointed the 158th Lord Warden in 1941, Churchill was then consumed with distinctly non-ceremonial duties as wartime Prime Minister. This explains why the elaborate formal Installation ceremony did not take place until 14 August 1946. As Churchill said in his remarks during the Installation, eliciting laughter from his amused audience: “…I took a keen interest in my duties which at the time were by no means ceremonial…” On 14 August, before the luncheon at which this menu was signed, Churchill rode through cheering crowds, dressed in his elaborate Lord Warden regalia and flashing his famous V sign, to the Court of Shepway for the formal Installation ceremony. Upon Churchill's appointment in 1941 The Times had written: “To this august tradition of Keeper of the Gates of England and Watcher of the English Seas, Mr. Churchill now succeeds. As First Lord in two wars he has fully qualified to preside in this ancient shrine of the seafaring tradition. As the dauntless leader of the Nation in the moment of its greatest peril he can wear the symbolic dignity as no other man can do.” The August 1946 Installation must have been bittersweet for Churchill; although Churchill had done perhaps more during the Second World War to protect the Realm than perhaps any preceding Lord Warden, less than a year earlier, in the General Election of 1945, Churchill had lost his premiership to Labour in the General Election of July 1945. The Lord Warden would remain Leader of the Opposition until his second and final premiership following the General Election of October 1951.

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        MON FAUST (signé par la troupe de théatre dont Pierre Fresnay et Danièle Delorme)

      GALLIMARD NRF 1946 - Ouvrage unique de collection ayant appartenu à l'acteur de théâtre Gabriel Jabbour qui interpréta le rôle de Astaroth. Ce livre de 248 pages de Paul Valéry est une œuvre inachevée, toutefois interprétée dès le 14 avril 1962 au théâtre de l'œuvre de Paris. Ce livre présente l'originalité d'être non découpé, d'avoir appartenu à l'un des acteurs et surtout d'avoir été signé par les acteurs de la troupe qui interprétèrent cette pièce lors de la 179ème, le 2 décembre 1962 au théâtre de l'Œuvre de Paris. Parmi les signatures (Pierre Fresnay - Faust; Danièle Delorme - Lust; Pierre Dux - Méphistophélès; Rosine Luguet - Goungoune; Jacques-Henri Duval - le serviteur type; Jean Paul Valéry). Livre pour collectionneur. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gillesb]
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        North & South

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company,, 1946. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine and front board lettered in silver. With the dust jacket. Title page printed in blue and black. Spine slightly toned, extremities lightly rubbed. An excellent copy in the nicked dust jacket, spine abraded in spots, with loss to ends. First edition, first printing of the author's first book, of which 1,000 copies only were published. This copy was previously owned by James L Dickey III, US Poet Laureate from 1966-8, as indicated by his ink ownership stamp on the front free endpaper. Bishop had herself been Poet Laureate from 1949-50.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La main coupée

      First Edition, one of 45 numbered copies on pure Lafuma thread, head print.Bound in full morocco burgundy, smooth back, golden tail date, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded head, covers and back preserved, case bordered with burgundy morocco, red felt inside, paper plates, bookbinding signed by Bichon.Rare and beautiful copy pleasantly established. Denoël Paris 1946 12x18,5cm relié sous étui

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Maschinenschriftlicher Brief mit Unterschrift.

      Pacific Palisades, 24. 1. 1946. Mit gedrucktem Briefkopf. 1 Bl. 27 x 18,5 cm. An Mrs. Edda Hankamer am Seton Hill College in Pennsylvania (1895-1982, gest. in Las Vegas; 1925-33 Privatdozentin für Germanistik in Köln, seit 1945 Professur Seton Hall College, 1953 University of Tennessee), Gattin des Germanisten und Publizisten Paul Hankamer, der nach Kriegsende eine Schussverletzung erlitt, der er wenig später erlag (München, 29. Juni 1945). Thomas Mann antwortet auf den Brief mit der Todesnachricht und beklagt, \"dass er glaubte, unserem Lande eine Treue halten zu muessen, die es in diesem Zustand, in dem es geraten ist, keineswegs verdiente. Er hat für diese Treue mit seinem wertvollen Leben bezahlen muessen\". - Desweiteren berichtet er von Überlegungen, in die Schweiz zu reisen - meint aber, \"die Verhältnisse dort waehrend dieser Zeit noch schlimmer und anarchischer werden als sie schon sind\". - Edda Hankamer, die bereits am 1. Oktober 1938 über Rotterdam in die USA emigrierte, ersuchte Mann, ihr bei der Abwicklung des Nachlasses ihres Gatten behilflich zu sein. Thomas Mann weicht höflich aus und ergänzt: \"Immerhin koennte sich die Moeglichkeit bieten einen Dritten damit zu betrauen, und wenn ich hoere, dass einer meiner Soehne, die sich noch in amerikanischen Diensten in Europa aufhalten, wieder nach Muenchen kommt, so will ich ihn gern veranlassen, sich der Sache nach Moeglichkeit anzunehmen\". - Zu dem Literaturwissenschaftler Paul Hankamer vgl. NDB 7, 617. - Gefaltet, unterschiedlich gebräunt, kleine Randläsuren. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        ...Autre Chose Que de l'Enfant Beau

      , 1946. 1946. PICASSO, Pablo. ...Autre Chose Que de l'Enfant Beau. By Antonin Artaud. 30 pp.Illustrated with a coloured drypoint by Picasso.8vo., 165 x 132 mm, bound in a full calf inlaid binding by Leroux in a matching chemise and slipcase, with the original wrappers preserved. Paris: Louis Broder, 1957.This is the third volume in the series Miroir du Poete, and contains "the only engraving in color Picasso ever made for a book" (Goeppert). "We know that the painter belonged to the 'Association of Friends of Antonin Artaud's Work', which had been set up in 1946 in order to pay for his board and lodging in a private clinic in Ivry" (Goeppert). The present engraving demonstrates Picasso's empathy for the troubled Artaud. Goeppert has noted the "surprising" similarity between this figure and a specific drawing by Artaud himself, called L'homme et sa doleur, which presumably Picasso never saw. One of an edition of 120 copies on japon ancienne, signed by Picasso, in an elegant and appropriate binding by Leroux, one of the foremost French binders of the later part of the twentieth century. Goeppert, Pablo Picasso: The Illustrated Books, No 87. The Artist and the Book 239.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books ]
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      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1946. First edition. Octavo. Stated first edition on copyright page, with first state dustjacket that presents Sinclair Lewis blurb on rear panel (later states would shift this to rear flap). VG/VG. Some slight rubbing to edges of boards. Dustjacket, now protected in clear mylar overlay, is chipped at extremities and spine ends, with a 1/2" chip at bottom of spine. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Old bookshop sticker on rear pastedown. Slight age-toning throughout; but book interior is clean and tight. WD Consignment. Shelve in: Case #2. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        The Hollywood Reporter Volume 90, Number 24 Section 2 Monday September 23, 1946

      Hollywood Reporter, Hollywood, California 1946 - Chip to top of spine, creased spine, inside clean and tight, 16th ANNIVERSAY ISSUE, EXTEMLEY RARE. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Halper's Books]
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        La Rapée. Vingt-trois pointes sèches d'André Jacquemin.

      Editions du Pavois, Paris 1946 - Un volume in-4 (34 cm x 27 cm), 84 pp. Vingt-trois pointes sèches d'André Jacquemin. Sept in-texte, huit bandeaux et huit culs-de-lampe. Un des quinze exemplaires marqués H.C. sur papier pur chiffon des papeteries d'Arches, comprenant une suite des gravures. En feuilles sous couverture rempliée et étui de l'éditeur (légers frottements à l'étui). Parfait état intérieur. Pour plus de détails sur cet ouvrage, consultez notre blog Paris-Libris et pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: PARIS-LIBRIS]
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        The Novels Of Jane Austen in 2 volumes.

      Oxford At The Clarendon Press 1946 - 2 volumes bound in full red morocco, five raised bands, compartments, gilt lettering to spine, all edges gilt. Complete works, Pride and Prejudice; Sense and Sensibility; Northanger Abbey; Mansfield Park; Persuasion; Emma. The text based on collation of the early editions by R.W. Chapman. India paper ediions. Overall VG, some wear to the front hinge extremities, but the binding still good and firm, Aside from some offsetting to the endpapers, a very attractive and presentable set. 10673 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

      New York: Doubleday Doran Limited Editions, 1946. Signed Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Signed and dated by Salvador Dali on the limitation page; this copy is #283 out of 1,000. Near Fine with fading to the spine cloth and a light bump to the top inner corner of the front board, in a Very Good slip case with a small patch of wear to the front cover, a small indent to the title label and a bit of chipping and wear along the folds. A lovely copy, signed by the illustrator.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        A Guide Book of United States Coins, 1947, 1st edition

      Whitman, Racine 1946 - R. S. Yeoman: A Guide Book of United States Coins, 1947, 1st edition, first printing, tight binding, spine and front board gilt full. A fine example of the first Red Book. Inscription in black ink on front flyleaf reads "Property of Cincinnati Numismatic Association Cincinnati Ohio Nov 22nd 1946" indicating the earlier (1946) print date of the 1947 edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Davis]
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        La main coupée

      Denoël 1946 - - Denoël, Paris 1946, 12x18,5cm, relié sous étui. - Edition originale, un des 45 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil Lafuma, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein maroquin bordeaux, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, étui bordé de maroquin bordeaux, intérieur de feutrine rouge, plats de papier à la cuve, reliure signée de Bichon. Rare et bel exemplaire agréablement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First Edition, one of 45 numbered copies on pure Lafuma thread, head print. Bound in full morocco burgundy, smooth back, golden tail date, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded head, covers and back preserved, case bordered with burgundy morocco, red felt inside, paper plates, bookbinding signed by Bichon. Rare and beautiful copy pleasantly established. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        "So it's you, Ethel! How many times must I tell you not to phone me during working hours?": Original cartoon drawing, pen and wash on board, signed and dated lower left, captioned in lower margin

      London: Published in "Punch", 1946. 1 vols. Image 12 x 8-1/2 inches. Fine. 1 vols. Image 12 x 8-1/2 inches. Cartoon Original by Martin. A traditional admonition, this time addressed to his wife by a burglar. Martin, a Londoner, was a contributor to a number of English magazines, including Punch, in the 1930s-40s.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1946. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good/Fine. Illustrated by Lloyd, Stanley. Almost very good condition in a fine dustwrapper. Yellow cloth, green titles and vignette. Blue and green pictorial endpapers. B/w illustrations. 153 pages. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Browning at top and tail of spine. Loss of colour from front and rear pastedowns although no sign of damp. Name and address in ink on half-title and verso of contents page. Occasional fingermarks to margins and a few foxspots to but contents generally clean.Wrapper extensively repaired with clear tape on both front and verso with some loss at corners. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The Hollow.

      London Collins 1946 - First edition, 8vo., original red cloth, a fine copy, dust-jacket, small mark to upper panel, slight toning visible to lower panel, but overall a very good copy, un-clipped and with none of the fading that plagues many copies. A Hercule Poirot novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Collected Poems 1909-1935.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1946 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First US edition, later issue, signed by the author on the title page, "Inscribed for / Miss Christine Gibson / by T.S. Eliot / 14.v.47." Gallup A32 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        L' anarchico e il collettivista

      ROMA: Bottega dell' Antiquario, 1946. IED. Brossurato. BUONO. 11 17,5. Vetrina minima. Sentieri USATO

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      New York: Philosophical Library, 1946. First edition. Cloth bound in good condition; General modest age toning, light soil and wear; A few light stains to the page edges.. 498 pages.

      [Bookseller: By The Way Books]
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      AUGUST DERLETH: TWENTY YEARS OF WRITING 1926-1946 Publisher: Arkham House, 1946[Sauk City, Wisconsin]. size: ( 4 inches by 5 3/4 inches). pp. [1-2] 1-20 [21-22: blank] [final leaf is a blank], printed wrappers. First edition. Small promotional booklet providing biographical and bibliographical data on Derleth "prepared by the staff of Arkham House. [i.e. Derleth], to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of August Derleth's initial appearance in print, the May 1926 issue of Weird Tales. " Near Fine copyIn Addition: There are two pieces of advertisement as seen in the picture above. Advertisement for And the Darkness FallsBooks From Arkham House 1946 Very Good. Soft cover booklet titled BOOKS FROM ARKHAM HOUSE 1946. Edited by August Derleth. Books to be published included Ray Bradbury classic Dark Carnival, A.E.Van Vogt's SLAN, Robert E. Howard's Skull-Face and Others, plus many other classics. Light soiling to covers, otherwise in very good condition.In Addition: The Mailing Envelope sent by Paul Spencer, in Arkham House mailer to Hugo winner Harry Warner Jr. Awards Hugo Awards (1969, 1972, 1993), First Fandom Hall of Fame awardNotable works:All Our YesterdaysA Wealth of FableSpacewaysHorizons

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        North & South

      Houghton Mifflin, New York 1946 - First edition, second printing, one of 500 copies. [viii], 54 pp. 8vo. Bishop's first book, signed. Signed by the author on the title-page. Bishop's first book, winner of the Houghton Mifflin Poetry Award. The publishers asked Bishop to submit a manuscript for the prize after reading her "Songs for a Colored Singer" in the Fall 1944 issue of Partisan Review. This is the second printing of 500 copies, which appeared the same year as the initial printing of 1000. The collection was reprinted, along with A Cold Spring, as her second collection in 1955. Signed copies of any printing of this first edition are rarely encounterd in the market. MacMahon A1 Original blue cloth, decorated lettering in silver, with silver compass rose to upper cover, dust-jacket by Samuel Hanks Bryant. Vertical line offset to endpapers from jacket flap, hint of wear to board extremities; jacket with some chips and tears, rubbing and a bit of toning to jacket spine, price-clipped, but a better example than often found First edition, second printing, one of 500 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Stork Club Bar Book

      Rinehart & Company 1946 - First edition, first printing. Very Good or better with light fading to cloth at edges and darkening at gutters, offsetting to end sheets from binder's glue, else a nice copy in a Very Good dust jacket with publisher's price intact, light fading to the spine panel and rear flap fold, light rubbing at extremities and a scrape to the front panel at the spine joint which has been mended with tape from the verso. A nice copy, uncommon in the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Hong Kong South Sheet. Hong Kong North Sheet. G.S.G.S. 3961.

      Reprinted from HIND 1015 Mar 1946 edition by War Office.1949. - 2 large folded colour maps of the Hong Kong and surrounding region. Scale 1:80,000. South Sheet 75 x 101, folded 50.5 x 37.5cm. North Sheet 76 x 104.5, folded 38.1 x 52cm. Both maps in very good condition. These large detailed maps show a very different Hong Kong and the New Territories from that of today. Most of the area of the map shows a rural world with only Chung Wan or Victoria and a relatively small section of Kowloon urbanised. The key further emphasises this indicating villages, hamlets & buildings; roads, jeepable tracks; animal tracks, footpaths etc.

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        [Archive]: British Liberation Army Electrician

      England, Belgium, 1946. Near Fine/Near Fine. An archive of 110 photographs, six diaries, two business cards, a fuel ration book, and a page of notes all housed in a small leather makeup case kept by a soldier electrician's wife during World War II. All items very good with curled edges on the photographs and some small tears and age toning.An archive of ephemera kept by an electrician, Arthur Charles Payne, serving with the British Liberation Army between 1943 and 1946. All the items were kept by his wife, "Kay (Kathleen)," after being sent the diaries and photos once they were completed and kept in a leather makeup case. The diaries begin in 1943 and are small daily "note-a-day" style books discussing the day to day of Payne's life in the army. Some of the diaries are dedicated to his wife and all of them request they be returned to his wife if found. Payne began his training at Bovington Camp in January of 1943 learning to repair tanks. The camp was used beginning in 1937 as a training facility for driving and maintenance. These entries discuss his early training as well as leaves taken, phone calls with Kay, and his daily life at the camp. A typical entry reads, "Practical test this morning. Disposal lecture 49.4%. 3rd class electrics recommended 2nd. Packing for my departure." An entry from March 1943 simply reads, "making arrangements for wedding" when he married Kay in London and they took a short honeymoon before he returned to his duties. The second diary continues into 1944 with similar entries discussing crashed planes, trips to the "pictures," and his work. A charming entry on September 5th reads, "Kathleen's birthday, my darling wife. Wherever I may be on this day I shall be thinking of her, loving her more and more -- happy birthday. Many happy returns of the day my pet -- I love you dearly." He was assigned to overseas duty in mid-1944 and the diary ends then with a note reading, "handing this diary over to my wife for safe keeping. If anything should happen to me all I have is her. I hope nothing will. I love her dearly, she is so sweet. May I come back for her sake. Love her, she does work too hard though. God bless her."A diary stamped "Agenda 1944" is hand titled "Souvenir of Watteren, Belgium British Liberation Army June 22nd 1944 to ---- West Yorkshire Regt 269 Forward Special Delivery Squadron." He begins, "our first sighting of France, smoldering buildings, some explosions from the shore, huge masses of ships on either side down the coast a little way battleships, bombarding shore batteries." Later he writes, "saw our first Jerry plane, heavy ack ack." Later he writes, "a dog fight overhead & ack ack fire, Jerry got away." Many of the entries discuss crashes, overhead dogfights, and the ever present ack ack fire. When he wasn't busy with the war he used his leisure time to go to the movies, write home, and play cards with other soldiers. Payne was in Belgium for the liberation and stayed through the rest of year and into 1945. Once the war was over Payne participated in the British Army of the Rhine which was involved in operations in occupied Germany. Most of the photographs featured here are from his time in Germany after the war which show uniformed men with Army equipment, refugees, and captured enemy equipment. Almost every photo is captioned in detail on the verso. Also included is a photograph of Kay encase in plastic with a dried four leaf clover, a lucky charm used by Payne during his tour of duty.An interesting collection of diaries and photographs detailing a British soldier's time during World War II.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        L'aigle à deux têtes

      - Gallimard, Paris 1946, 12x18,5cm, relié sous étui. - Prima edizione, una copia del servizio stampa. Binding metà dolore melanzane con angoli, leggermente scoloriti con quattro nervi, parte del titolo e il nome dell'autore del dolore rosso, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, copertine e dorsi conservati, testa dorata , contemporaneo di legame. La nostra copia viene presentato in un caso a metà melanzane Marocco, piatti carta marmorizzata e una cassa rivestita con il Marocco piatti melanzane di carta marmorizzata. autografo Eccezionale firmato da Jean Cocteau a Jean Jeanne pseudonimo vela Loviton arricchito da un disegno in inchiostro blu che rappresenta il volto di un giovane uomo di profilo con un confronto, un aquila a due teste. Muse insaziabilmente cantato e amato dai suoi amanti Henriot, Giraudoux, Saint John Perse e molti altri, un avvocato e romanziere di costumi libertini, Jean Barca a vela - il cui vero nome è Jeanne Loviton - ha avuto un impatto duraturo del suo sulfureo fascino letterario di Parigi XX secolo. E 'stata anche la grande appassionato di Paul Valéry fino alla morte del poeta. Cocteau è stato ricevuto nel 1930 nell'appartamento di esso a 5 in via Champigny, e si rende conto che l'invio di bella penna all'inizio di gennaio 1947 per la musa letteraria, compreso Mauriac anche dire che "lei era l'ultimo carattere romantico in questo tempo ". copia Eccezionale arricchito con un autografo importante firmato e un disegno originale di Jean Cocteau Jean vela indirizzata. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure en demi chagrin aubergine à coins, dos très légèrement décoloré à quatre nerfs, pièce de titre et nom de l'auteur de chagrin rouge, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure de l'époque.  Notre exemplaire est présenté sous un étui en demi maroquin aubergine, plats de papier marbré et un étui bordé de maroquin aubergine et plats de papier marbré. Exceptionnel envoi autographe signé de Jean Cocteau à Jean Voilier pseudonyme de Jeanne Loviton enrichi d'un dessin à l'encre bleue représentant le visage d'un jeune homme de profil avec, en regard, un aigle bicéphale. Muse insatiablement chantée et adorée par ses amants Henriot, Giraudoux, Saint John Perse et tant d'autres, avocate et romancière aux m

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Cows at Robinhood, Maine II.

      Robinhood, Me., ca. 1946.(). Watercolor. 21 x 25 inches. Signed.Provenance: Estate of the artist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919, Jason Schoener came from a family of distinguished American artists. He was the nephew of sculptor/painter William Zorach and his wife, painter Marguerite Zorach. Beginning in 1939, Schoener spent his summers at the Zorach family farm in Georgetown, Me., where he studied art with his Uncle William. After service in the Pacific during WWII, Schoener served as an instructor, department chairman, and dean at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. Schoener's other teaching assignments included Mills College in Oakland, California, and the Athens Technological Institute in Greece. Meanwhile, Schoener continued to use his Georgetown and then Robinhood homes Me. as a summer studio. Over the span of almost two decades, Schoener had several solo exhibitions at the Midtown Gallery on East 57th Street in New York City. His works are in many museum and private collections, including the Oakland Museum and the Whitney Museum in New York. He died in 1997.

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        Joan of Arc (Archive of 3 scripts from an unproduced film version)

      Selznick International Pictures / Vanguard Films, Los Angeles 1946 - An archive of 3 scripts relating to an unproduced film version of "Joan of Arc" developed by Selznick International Pictures and Vanguard Films. The archive includes:Early partial treatment (but complete as issued) for an unproduced film, "Joan of Arc," written for the screen by Ben Hecht. The treatment ends with Joan being brought from her cell, still in armor, to see the judges for the first time. Though incomplete in terms of the story, this clearly the script that was issued, probably for approval toward a more fully developed screenplay (for which Hecht did complete at least two later drafts). Pale green titled wrappers, with title and credit for screenwriter Hecht, rubber-stamped copy No. 15 and dated 10/7/46 on the front wrapper. 9 leaves, mimeograph, rectos only. Pages and wrapper Near Fine bound with three tarnished silver brads.Second Draft script by Ben Hecht. Blue card wrappers, rubber-stamped Copy No. 37, with the title, credit for screenwriter Hecht, and date of November 12, 1946 (Re-run April 11, 1947) on the front wrapper. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page is integral with the first page of text. 150 leaves, all on plain white stock, mimeograph. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, internally bound with three silver brads.Research document for an unproduced film. A separate and rather extensive document translated by Donald M. Frame from the original Jules Quicherat French text for use in development of the film. The document is divided into two sections: (1) a 62-page section detailing the "Exposition and preliminaries of the case" and the first five sessions, and (2) a 135-page section detailing the sixth session, followed by several sessions both in prison and in court. Gray card wrappers, rubber-stamped Copy No. 18, with the title, credit for author Quicherot and translator Frame, and a date of 10/10/46 on the front wrapper. Hecht's first treatment for the film was submitted just three days before, on 10/7/46. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page is integral with the first page of text. 197 leaves, all on plain white stock, mimeograph. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with three silver brads. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        History Of Western Philosophy

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd,, 1946. and its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day. Octavo. Original grey cloth, spine lettered in yellow on brown. With the dust jacket. Neat contemporary ownership inscription in ink to front free endpaper. Very slight bumping to head and foot of spine, very slight marking to covers, foxing to edges. A very good copy in the dust jacket, slightly nicked with a small chip to the front panel and with slight marking to the rear panel. First UK edition, first impression. Russell's compendious account of the history of philosophy, from the Orphism of Ancient Greece to the Logical Positivism of the author's day, was a triumph of his populist craft and is perhaps his most famous book. Written during the Second World War, Russell's project was in part conceived to explain to his audience the exact nature of the "civilisation" for which they were fighting. Appropriately, the dust jackets were printed on the backs of surplus Second World War maps. Simon & Schuster published the first US edition in the preceding year, but the UK edition is preferred.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

      Douleday & Co, Garden City, N.Y. 1946 - Dali, Salvador. First Edition with Dali's illustrations. No.842 of 1000 copies signed by Dali. Translated by John Addington Symonds. Illustrated in color and black and white by Salvador Dali. 442, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth, t.e.g. Fine in original slipcase with light wear Translated by John Addington Symonds. Illustrated in color and black and white by Salvador Dali. 442, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo First Edition with Dali's illustrations. No.842 of 1000 copies signed by Dali. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Moving Toyshop

      London Gollancz 1946 - A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1946. A very good+ book with some lightening to the spine tips. no inscriptions. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with two small chips to the spine tips. Some light internal tape repairs. Some browning to the spine. A rare book [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Fantax N°1 Le Gentleman Fantôme

      Pierre Mouchot, Paris 1946 - Rare N°1 du célèbre premier "super-héros" français. Exemplaire bien complet et dans son état d'origine, sans restaurations. A.Ph.

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Bacchanal]
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        The Wild Flag

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1946. First edition. Trimmed galley proofs, bound in plain blue wrappers with a white cover label, hinge split, otherwise a very good copy with a review slip. This begins at page [v], the first page of the preface, probably the preminary pages had not yet been set. The text, at least in the preface, differs from the published book. This should not be confused with the much commoner promotional copies bound from finished pages in white printed wrappers. A collection of pieces originally published in "Notes and Comments," in The New Yorker. Not in Hall.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books ]
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        The Member of the Wedding

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1946. First edition. 195, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Yellow cloth. Fine in unclipped dust-jacket, with small amount of wear at top of spine. First edition. 195, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. EARLY INSCRIPTION. First edition, inscribed: "For Sissy with my appreciation Carson McCullers May 3, 1947"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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