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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1946. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Early American printing of T. S. Eliot's collection of verse about feline society that was the basis for the musical "Cats." Signed on title page,T.S. Eliot and with "O.P." in Eliot's hand on bottom of page. Signed copies of this title are scarce. Previous owner name on first free endpaper in ink, a small spot of soil. Wrapped dust jacket is chipped and torn along edges, some soiling overall

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Documents d'ethnographie navale (series-title)

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1946-, 1948. Six fascicles, with in total nine folding plates, seven photographic reproductions, and many illustrations (some in colour); the five studies in their original light blue printed wrappers, the introductory fascicle in the original dusky pink printed wrapper; some very light foxing to the wrappers, but all very good. A lovely set of these important works of naval architecture, forming a series on boat construction around the world. The series was planned as a supplement (in many ways a successor) to the well-known work by Admiral François-Edmond Paris, Souvenirs de Marine Conservés, ou Collection de Plans de Navires et de Bateaux de tous les Pays, first published in 1877. The first fascicle includes an index to Paris' main work, and reprints his five plates on the Bateaux de Cochinchine. Each of the fascicles gives a detailed account of boat-building techniques, with titles Les Jonques des Chinois du Siam, Pirogues et ca-vom de l'ouest Cochinchinois, Les Barques de Mer de Rachgia, La Machoua de Versova and Les Barques du moyen Niger. It was an ambitious project, planned under the direction of the Centre de Recherche Culturelle de la Route des Indes in Djibouti, and the series was also to have encompassed parts on "ethnographie terrestre" and "archéologie terrestre". However when the Parisian publisher Gauthier-Villars closed, the project stalled. These five initial fascicles, together with the sixth introductory part, appear to have been all that were published.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        HOLIDAY IN MEXICO (1946)

      MGM 1946 - Vintage original 41 x 81" (102 x 202 cm.) three sheet poster style A, USA. Jane Powell, Ilona Massey, Walter Pidgeon, Jose Iturbi, dir: George Sidney; MGM. Advertised as a musical romance in carnival Technicolor, this poster is a testament to that statement with its vivid rainbow motif. Posters for MGM's 1940s musicals were lively, and this one has the added rarity of the eccentric caricature art by Jacques Kapralik. MGM often used his charming cut-out collage art for "Lion's Roar" magazine covers and full page inserts, but very seldom on posters -- making this large format gem a rarity. Kapralik was ingenious in not only capturing the stars' personalities, but would always include elements of the story within the art. The movie was fun and colorful and short on plot. Producer Joe Pasternak recycled the formula which had worked so well for Deanna Durbin at Universal for new teen soprano star Jane Powell, added Technicolor and snappy direction from George Sidney, and had a hit. Not only was this a film in a long series of musicals which promoted U.S. ally relations with South America, but a young Fidel Castro appears as an extra. On linen, with normal professional conservation to fold-lines, NEAR FINE.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        Document Signed as President

      Washington, D.C. 1946 - 1 page, 19 x 23 inches, October 15, 1946. Signed by the President and Secretary of State Dean Acheson, appointing the Vice Consul of Ecuador. With an intact intact water seal of the United States affixed. Natural folds; very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Sämtliche Werke. Große Stuttgarter Ausgabe. 8 Bände.

      Stuttgart, Cotta, Kohlhammer, 1946 - 1985.. gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen. Hier: 8 Bände in 15. Die Einbände etwas angestaubt und mit den typischen Lagerspuren, ab Band 7,1 mit Schutzumschlägen, diese mit kleineren Randläsuren, innen sauber und insgesamt in einem guten Zustand. LA12.7

      [Bookseller: Buchhaus Stern-Verlag e.K.]
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        Indios do Brasil.

      Rio de Janeiro, Ministerio da Agricultura, 1946 / 1953 / 1955.. Komplett in 3 Bänden: Band I = Centro, Noroeste e Sul de Mato-Grosso; Band II = Cabeceiras do Rio Xingu, Rios Araguaia e Oiapoque; Band III = Norte do Rio Amazonas. EA. Mit insgesamt 1515 fotogr. Abb. auf Tafeln. 366 S. / 363 S. / 370 S. Folio- Format 34x24cm. Dekorative Original- GanzLeinen-Bände mit Deckelillustrationen. Das empfindliche, helle Leinen wie oft (überwiegend gering) angeschmutzt, nur Band III stärker verfärbt und mit einem kleinen Wasserrand (nur äußerlich!); Innen sind die Bände I und II in selten gutem Zustand, sauber, vollständig und fast ohne Nachdunkeln der Seiten, Band I ausserdem mit handschr. Widmung des Verfassers. Bd. III stockfleckige Vorsätze sowie etwas fleckig im Schnitt, ansonsten innen auch sauber und vollständig.. Die wunderbaren, großformatigen Fototafelbände des brasilianischen Nationalhelden Rondon sind äußerst selten. Rondon, selber teils indigener Abstammung, war u.a. Gründer der Indianer-Schutzorganisation FUNAI und des Xingu-Nationalparks, der Bundesstaat Rondonia ist nach ihm benannt. Diese drei Fototafelbände mit ihren mehr als 1500 Fotografien werden komplett äußerst selten angeboten, gerade der erste Band ist fast unauffindbar. Sehr zahlreiche Fotografien in der Folge von Erst-Kontakten.

      [Bookseller: Kaiapo Fachantiquariat für Ethnologie de]
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        "Im Studio". Zwei Frauenakte, die eine auf einer Bank sitzend, stehend die andere und sich auf die Lehne der Bank stützend.

      . Aquatinta in Türkis, Rot und Gelb, auf Kupferdruckpapier, signiert, numeriert und betitelt. 17,7:23,2 cm. Nr. 7 von 50 Exx.. Die in Offenbach tätige Künstlerin Ingrid Schubert verbrachte ihre Kindheit in Beuthen/Oberschlesien. Ihre Ausbildung absolvierte sie 1946-1950 an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Berlin bei dem Bauhäusler M. Debus (1904-1981) und bei P. Strecker (1898-1950). Dort lernte sie ihren Ehemann Karl-Heinz Steib (geb. 1922) kennen, einen Meisterschüler K. Schmidt-Rottluffs (1884-1976). 1950 siedelte das Künstlerpaar nach Mainz über, 1953 erhielten sie gemeinsam ein Stipendium des Centre Affaires Culturelle, Paris, was ihnen einen Studienaufenthalt in Südfrankreich ermöglichte. 1956 zog sie nach Offenbach, wo ihr Mann seit 1978 an der Hochschule für Gestaltung lehrte. Seit 1959 beteiligte sie sich an Ausstellungen in Köln, Wiesbaden, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Paris u.a. Vorbildcharakter hatten Jeanne Mammen (1890-1976), C. Felixmüller (1897-1977) und C. Hofer (1878-1955). Figürliche Darstellungen, der Mensch, stehen im Mittelpunkt ihres Schaffens. Mitglied im Bund Offenbacher Künstler.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        The Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator I, II, and III

      New York: American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1946. First Edition. Wraps. Near Fine. First Edition. In the ORIGINAL WRAPS, in a custom box. Minor crinkling to the spine panels. The three part article offered here, one part in each of three issues of the serial Electrical Engineering Magazine (on pages 384-91, 449-54, 522-28) is bright and clean (note: Origins of Cyberspace incorrectly notes page numbers for the second part as 445-54). Wraps. Contains "a three part article on the Mark I, based largely on Aiken and Hopper's Manual of Operation for the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (see no 411). Although Hopper's name appears second, she was the primary author. The article begins with a brief history of computing instruments." The Automatic Sequence Controlled calculator was also known as the Mark I. "The electromechanical Harvard Mark I was the first programmable calculating machine to actually produce mathematical tables, fulfilling the dream of Charles Babbage originally set out in print in 1822..."Grace Hopper was one of a few prominent women working in computers at the time - she was chief programmer for the Mark I. Rare especially in this condition. (Origins of Cyberspace 411 & 412).

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1946 1st Edition in Dust Jacket, with Custom Clamshell Case

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1946. First Edition. Original Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 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.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        Sammlung von 150 Heften - WEG und ZIEL. Monatsschrift für Fragen der Demokratie und des wissenschaftlichen Sozialismus.

      Wien, Stern-Verlag / Globus, 1946-1963.. 8°. Das Konvolut umfasst folgende 150 bestens erhaltene Originalhefte der theoretischen KPÖ-Zeitschrift zwischen 1946 und 1963: Nr. 2-12/1946; 1-5, 7-12/1950; 1-12/1951; 1-12/1952; 1-12/1953; 1-12/1954; 2-12/1955; 1-12/1956; 1-12/11957; 1-12/1958; 1-12/1959; 1-12/1960; 1-12/1961; 1-8, 10/1962; 2, 9/1963. - Mit Beiträgen von Ernst Fischer, Franz Marek, Theodor Prager, Otto Langbein, E. Varga, Leopold Spira, Walter Hollitscher, Johann Koplenig, etc. - WEG und ZIEL erschien erstmals von 1936 bis 1938 bei Richard Veitenhansel in Prag und wieder von 1946 von 2000. Vgl. Steiner: Bibliographie zur Geschichte der österreichischen Arbeiterbewegung 376/1525).. Hefte teilw. etwas angestaubt. Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: erlesenes · Antiquariat und Buchhandlung]
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        John F. Kennedy neck tie with impeccable provenance from the John McInnis sale of the collection of Dave Powers, Special Assistant to Kennedy

      A. Sulka & Company navy silk tie with gray graphic design, 54" long, with a label sewn into the underside of the narrow end of the tie that reads: "Silk" and "A. Sulka Company New York Chicago Paris London"Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by David J. Powers, son of Dave Powers, that reads: "My name is Dave Powers, and my late father was David F. Powers, Special Assistant to President John F. Kennedy, and Curator at the Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston. Many consider my father to have been President Kennedy's best friend. They campaigned together from 1946 to 1963, and traveled the world together on presidential visits from 1960 to 1963. During their travels, they frequently needed to switch from casual attire to something more formal. My father and JFK were not the same size, but that mattered little when it came to neckties. This A. Sulka & Company navy silk tie with gray graphic design was worn by JFK and subsequently ended up with my father, who may have worn it

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        Woodie Guthrie writes Moe Asch regarding ?Boogie at the Philharmonics?

      Autograph Letter Signed ?Woody Guthrie?, 8.5? x 11?, 1p, n.p., dated July 30, 1946 to Moe Asch. Paper is very thin and worn.The letter reads, "I'm listening to your album, ?Boogie at the Philharmonics". Cathy is asleep with the bed full of clay, dolls, and stuff of all kind. Marjorie is at the movie house. And Mead Lux Louis is taking me on back down across the country to a place I've been before. I'm listening to some of the best Boogie beating I ever heard before. Really ace high. I only wish I had a player that would play a dozen of Mead Lux's pieces without me ever leaving to jump up and change every record. Mead's hand walks and talks on that keyboard. His boogie has hit me harder than any I've heard so far. If somebody can beat him I've just not heard them. You got a good studio tone in your records here. Only four songs, though. I would like an even dozen. He's as good at Boogie as the gospel. Keye are at $pirituals. He's the top, the tar roof, the brush arbor, the cedar grove k

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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)..

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        Animal Farm.

      NY: Harcourt, Brace & Co. 1946 - ADVANCE REVIEW COPY OF THE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 1 vol., 118pp., original printed gray paper wrappers, hinges fine, small water (cup) stain to front cover, text clean and bright throughout, front wrapper stamped "Review Copy Publication Date Aug. 26 1946, Price $1.75". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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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.

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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.

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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.

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        MAN IN THE MANHOLE

      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.

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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.

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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.

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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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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and THROUGH THE LOOKING - GLASS.

      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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        DARK ENCOUNTER A PLAY

      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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques ]
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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.

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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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        AUTO-DA-FE

      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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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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        NUEVA ESCUELA DE ARTE DEL URUGUAY

      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]

      [Bookseller: Le Grand Verre]
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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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