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        La Bille de Verre -

      Horizons de France 1946 -, Paris - 1 In-4 Sous étui bordé. Reliure plein maroquin rouge. Dos à 4 nerfs sautés. Plats décorés de petites fleurs dorées sur chaque angle. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée BRANDRETH. Intérieur très propre. Illustré de 30 gouaches sur l'Ile-de-France accompagnées de 27 interprétations poétiques par Paul Fort avec un petit mot de Paul Fort sur papier bleu. Très bel exemplaire Exemplaire hors commerce spécialement imprimé pour Raymond LHOTTELLIER. Enrichi d'un envoi manuscrit de l'auteur à Raymond LHOTELLIER. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        London The Bastion of Liberty

      London.: Chromoworks, Limited.. Ca. 1946.. Color pictographic / pictorial map poster, 38 1/2 x 48 1/2 inches (97 x 123cm), folded (probably as issued). 1/2 inch separations at the intersection of several of the folds, one of which has a 1/2 inch tear leading from that separation; overall in very good clean condition. This attractive pictorial map by artist Kerry Lee dates from the period 1945 to 1948. It is a post World War II celebration of London and the British spirit with Winston Churchill's words in the banner at upper right: "We would rather see London in ruins and ashes than that it should be tamely and abjectly enslaved," with evident reference to the fall of Paris. It was issued in different sizes over the years (this being the largest and the earliest; this printing also has a slightly glossy print quality). The main railway stations are named according to railway company (LNER etc) with additional location name (King's Cross etc) (newer versions of this map name only by location, following the nationalisation of the railway system in 1948). The Festival Hall has not yet been built (so pre 1951), with 'County Hall' being named in its place. The map shows the area of London from Earl's Court Road in the west to The City in the East, and from Regent's Park in the north to Lambeth and Bermondsey in the south. Bordering the map are vignettes of London attractions and important places (Epsom is the lower centre vignette) with coat of arms at the top centre. The map names and depicts important buildings (including all the major department stores along Oxford Street) and is liberally sprinkled with pictographs of historical characters. The publishing line at lower edge reads at left "Published in Great Britain by Chromoworks, Limited." At right: "Copyright in all countries. Published by The Travel Association of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 6 Arlington Street, London, S.W. 1, England, for the Sole Distributors Messrs Sydney Walton and W. E. Bevan (all enquiries to the Blandford Studios, 71 Blandford Street, London, W.1.)" .

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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: Odd Duck Books]
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        Les Voyages de Gulliver *

      Édition Littéraires de France, Paris 1946. - Broché 31 x 23, couverture rempliée illustrée d'une composition couleur. L'un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Rives. Nombreuses compositions et aquarelle originale couleur signée de P. Bourg, sous passe partout, comportant double mention de : Hommage de l'illustrateur & Voyage à Laputa.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        MORALITÉS LÉGENDAIRES, Illustré par Théo SCHMIED

      Auguste BLAIZOT, Paris. 1946 - 1946. Auguste BLAIZOT, Paris. Un volume In-8. 248 x 170 mm. 237 pages. 360 gravures sur bois in-texte en couleurs de Théo Schmied. Tirage limité à 225 exemplaires numérotés, sur vélin Lana des Vosges. Celui-ci N° 13 comprenant une aquarelle originale (Hamlet) signée par l’artiste, avec une suite à part en couleurs de toutes les illustrations sur papier pelure de Malacca. Relié en plein maroquin rouge. Tranche supérieure dorée, tranchefiles en soie de couleurs. Couverture et dos conservés. Étui relieur. (H. Alix) Dos insolé avec épidermures et dessèchement de la fleur de cuir, ainsi que sur les coiffes de l’étui. Le reste de la reliure, corps d’ouvrage et illustrations en très bon état. L’édition d’Auguste Blaizot illustrée par Théo Schmied est certainement la plus spectaculaire de toutes et cet exemplaire mérite une petite restauration du dos et de l’étui pour retrouver toute sa splendeur, dans les rayonnages d’un bibliophile averti. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Plume du Sud]
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        Islamic Astrolabists and Their Works

      Albert Kundig, Geneva Switzerland 1946 - library binding has heavy rubbing on extremities, binding tight, cancelled from a museum library reference collection, 123 pages and 26 bw plates, list of makers of astrolabes, quadrants, celestial globes, sun dials, compasses and qibla indicators who lived in Islamic countries West of India prior to AD 1830 with notes on the collections their instruments are or were contained in, bw illustrations [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Book Booth]
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        Les cahiers de la pléiade

      Gallimard 1946 - broché Collection complète en 13 volumes, édité de avril 1946 à automne 1951/printemps 1952. quelques auteurs : Jean Dubuffet, André Gide, Henri Michaux, R. Caillois, René Char, Maurice Blanchot, Jean Paulhan, St John Perse, Louis Guilloux, Guillaume Apollinaire, André Malraux, Jules SupervielleAlbert Camus, Audiberti, Jean Giono, Marcel Jouhandeau,.C. F. Ramuz, L. F. Céline, Jean Tardieu, Paul Claudel, Georges Bernanos, Boris Vian.

      [Bookseller: tant qu'il y aura des livres]
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        Williwaw

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

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB ]
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        Untitled [The Adventure of the Balloons in Upside Down Land]

      - 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, ABAA/ILAB]
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        CHIAREZZA. Settimanale di vita sociale. [Direttore Salvatore Francesco Romano]. Anno I. 1946, n. 1-49. Annata completa.

      - Palermo, [Flaccovio], 1946, 49 fascicoli in-folio, in forma di giornale quotidiano, ciascuno di 4 pagine, rilegati insieme e protetti da una cartonatura di poco successiva (questa con lievi strappetti). La rivista terminò con fascicolo del 9 marzo del 1947. Marina Giordano, "Collage un'esperienza di esoeditoria d'avanguardia" in: TECLA, rivista dell'Università di Palermo n. 2: "Chiarezza" costituì un fondamentale strumento d'analisi della situazione politica, sociale e culturale siciliana negli anni della ricostruzione, dopo il secondo conflitto mondiale, ed ebbe una funzione di rinnovamento «pubblicando testi di autori europei di grande spicco e di alcuni americani (Paul Eluard, Louis Aragon, Andrè Malraux, Sherwood Anderson, John Dos Passos). Pur avendo una connotazione eminentemente letteraria e sociale, con interventi di autori come Vittorini, Quasimodo, Aleramo, Chiarezza dava spazio anche alle arti visive, ad esempio, con gli scritti dello storico dell'arte siciliano Giuseppe Bellafiore e con un ricco corredo illustrativo che alternava disegni di Grosz, Picasso, Guttuso e di artisti locali, accanto alle fotografie di Bronzetti". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Oreste Gozzini snc]
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        Brave New World

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1946. First Modern Library edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original red cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed and dated by the author in 1962 on the title page. Rather uncommon signed. After the success of his first three novels, Huxley abandoned the fictional milieu of literary London and directed his satire toward an imagined future. He admitted that the original idea of Brave New World was to challenge H.G. Wells' Utopian vision… The novel also marks Huxley's increasing disenchantment with the world, which was to result in his leaving England for California in 1937 in search of a more spiritual life. The book was immediately successful" (Parker & Kermode).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Street

      First edition 1st printing, Good book in light blue pictorial boards, with sun yellowed spine and along edges of boards, slight slant at top of spine, spine ends soft, starting at title page, page edges age yellowed; in a Fair to Good jacket that has rubbing and soiling, especially on back panel, edge and corner wear with several wrinkles and small chips, spine scraped with color loss, closed tear bottom edge front panel, spine sun faded but with all text readable. Inscribed and signed by author on front end page and dated Feb. 6, 1946, a very scarce signature. An important book that is one of the first novels written by an Afro-American woman. Petry’s book caused a sensation when it was published.

      [Bookseller: Squid Ink Books]
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        Two questionaires submitted to Shaw in the form of letters from the Daily Mail, with annotations by Shaw, 4 pages various sizes, 5 and 20 July 1946.

      - The first letter, on two sides, submits six questions, to only the first of which (whether it is true that he will receive a party of well-wishers from Dublin on his 90th birthday) has Shaw given a response ('Nothing settled yet / GBS / 8/7/46'). The second letter, on a smaller sheet, proposes only four questions, the first again about his birthday celebrations (still nothing settled) and the others eliciting more typical responses:[Is it true that he had discarded the beginning of his latest play?] 'I don't know. I write my plays as they come, quite unplanned'.[How will he keep his mind occupied etc.] 'I am never at a loss for something to do. Have you any notion of the mass of business my works involve. Count them'.[Has he been approached about a film on the life of Dickens?] 'No'.

      [Bookseller: John Wilson Manuscripts Ltd ABA ILAB]
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        Bedlam (Half-sheet poster)

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

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Moderne Rundfunk- und Tonfilmschlager,, der Buchinhalt besteht aus zwei Teilen: Teil1 = 80 Liedtexte + Teil 2 = 40 Liedtexte; alles mit Schreibmaschine, nur der 40. Text (der Letzte) im 2. Teil wurde mit Füllfederhalter komplett später dazugeschrieben (Lied: Caprie) .

      Selbstverlag in Reims? (Frankreich), 1946 - ca. 120 Seiten, die Seitenzahlen wurden nachträglich mit rotem Buntstift mittig oben nachgetragen Rarität, einmaliges altes Original, Einband abgenutzt und mit Gebrauchsspuren, Fadenheftung angelöst, Buch etwas altersfleckig, Buch und Schreibmaschinentexte aber ansonsten im eigentlichen Buch gut erhalten, ------------------------------------------------- Dieses einmalige Buch entstand in einem amerikanischen Kriegsgefangenenlager im Jahre 1946, der Inhalt (d.h. die Liedtexte) sind alle mit Schreibmaschine geschrieben, wohl später nach der Gefangenschaft zusammengebunden?, auf den ersten drei Seiten steht folgender Originaltext (Handschrift, mit dunkelblauer Tinte geschrieben!): Auf der ersten Innenseite: "Dieses Buch entstand in einem amerikanischen Kriegsgefangenenlager in Reims? / Frankreich. Es wurde zusammengestellt von deutschen Landsern in arbeitsfreien Stunden und wird ein einmaliges Andenken an 2,5 Jahre hinter Stacheldraht sein. Diese 2,5 Jahre sind nicht mehr aus meinem Leben auszulöschen." Darunter steht schlecht lesbar: .Glöwa?, am 2. Febr. 1947 (ohne Namensnennung des Autors) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- auf der zweiten Innenseite ist vieles schwer lesbar, es handelt sich um ganz kurze (meistens 2 oder 3 Zeilen) Frontberichte (was der Autor wohl erlebt hatte). Mit dem selben Füllfederhalter geschrieben (dunkelblau): Sept. bis Anf. Okt 1944: Die Auffanglagen? hinter den Fronten, . (war die Hölle) und . (diese Lage hat alle anderen bei weitem übertroffen.), Cherbourg /Normandie. 6.Okt. bis 30. April 1945: Lison? /Normandie (Teils gut, teils schlecht). Vom 1. Mai 45 bis 20. Juni 45: Rouglo s. Seine? (gute Lage). Vom 21. Juni 45 bis 19. Nov. 46 Lougo Grimmelsburger? / Brüssel (sehr gutes Arbeitslager). Vom 20. Nov. 46 bis 2. Jan, 47 Entlassungslager Attichy? Frankreich. Am 3. Febr. 47 11:30 Uhr endlich wieder in Freiheit. ------------------------------------------------------------ auf der Deckeinnenseite vorn steht der ehemalige Besitzer und wohl auch der Autor (Schrift ist identisch!): Willi Schlöricke, Heckelberg bei Eberswalde II Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 300 gebunden, dunkelgrüne Leinwand, Fadenheftung,

      [Bookseller: Agroplant GmbH, Antiquariat ts-buch.´de]
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        The Paradine Case (Original screenplay for the 1947 film)

      West Hollywood, CA: Vanguard Films, 1946. First Rough Draft script for the 1947 film. Based on the 1933 novel by Robert Hitchens, this script dates from the time of the film's production, after having been shelved for over ten years. With credits on the front wrapper for both Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville.& & Blue studio wrappers, noted as First Rough Draft on the front wrapper, rubber stamped copy No. 40, dated April 16, 1946, Re-run: June 12, 1946, with credits for director Hitchcock and screenwriter Reville. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. 199 leaves, mechanically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, rear wrapper Very Good with a chunk missing near the top punch hole of the front wrapper, bound with two gold brads. Wrappers now encased in protective mylar.& & Selby (2013), pp. 92-93. Spicer, p. 416.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Henry Moore

      New York: In Collaboration with The Art Institute of Chicago, The San Fransisco Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art., 1946. Small quarto. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and front cover in yellow. With the dust jacket. Spine lightly bumped, white panels of dust jacket rubbed, with a couple of minor tears to edges. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the artist "To Eric, from Henry, July 5th 1947".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Researches from Stimson Hall 1909-1934 7 volumes bound offprints

      various. Compiled by Cornell University various dates. LEATHER_BOUND. 3/4 Leather. Some volumes splitting at gutter else good, binding tight. Each volume contains a table of contents. Bound offprints. Offprints bound with wrappers where present. Includes many offprints by James B. Sumner who shared Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1946. Also contains work by: Abram T. Kerr, A. E. Livingston, R. L. Hill, E. G. Boring and many many others. Approx 400 offprints in the following areas: Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, Histology and Embryology. Volumes are uniform except for the 1909-1911 volume which is bound in 3/4 brown leather splitting at front gutter, which is an ex-library. All of the offprints are related to authors from Cornell. Many with Compliments of the Author stamp. Science. Medicine. Antiquarian. Offprints. Cornell University. Nobel Prize. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Good.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        The War Speeches 1940-1945

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1946. 1st Edition. Paperback. Near fine. This is the first collected edition of Churchill's war speeches, published as a paperback only in 1946. The book measures 8.5 x 5.5 inches, bound in pale blue paper wraps with turn in flaps like a DJ, and with contents printed on cheap pulpy paper. With only one softcover printing, this has proven a scarce and fragile edition - among the most difficult of Churchill's books for collectors to find in respectable condition. Offered here is an unusually excellent example for collectors. The covers are remarkably bright and clean, retaining beautiful blue color and showing no losses, even on the spine. The only exterior flaws to report are a slight lean to the spine, fractional wear to the very ends of the rear hinge, and a small triangular crease at the lower front corner. The contents are age-toned, as is unavoidable given the pulp paper, but otherwise clean and tight. We find no spotting and no previous ownership marks of any kind. The front flap is neatly price-clipped. The book is protected in a removable, archival mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A224, Woods/ICS A113, Langworth p.241.

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        THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND AND OTHER NOVELS

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House,. 1946. cloth.. Endpapers a bit tanned, mostly along gutter margins, edges of text. block a bit tanned, still a fine copy with clean and bright binding. in bright, near fine four-color dust jacket (designed by Hannes Bok). with light wear at spine ends, some wrinkling and creasing at upper. spine end, and some age-darkening to rear panel. A nice copy overall.. (#116023). First combined edition. 3014 copies printed. Collects four novels, THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND, THE BOATS OF THE 'GLEN CARRIG,' THE GHOST PIRATES, and THE NIGHT LAND, with introductory essay by H. C. Koenig and bibliography by A. Langley Searles. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-88; 3- 91; and 3-92. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 744-48; I, pp. 143-45; II, pp. 601-04; and III, pp. 1105-10. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-103; 3-105; 3-106; and 3-110. BOATS and HOUSE in Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 96-7. HOUSE is Jones and Newman, Horror: 100 Best Books 29.

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        Zashiki Hakkei. A Set of Eight Prints

      Tokyo: Bunka Nippon Sha.. Unnumbered copy from a limited edition of 500.. 1946.. 8 coloured woodblocks in paper mats, presented together with a two page introduction in English in a patterned paper covered portfolio with toggle ties. Folio. A very handsome set of plates which show the daily lives of women. Scarce. .

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        Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo - Scheherazade: Programme cover concept drawing

      New York: , c.1946-7. Gouache on Bainbridge Number 80 art board (509 × 382 mm). Corners a little bumped, tape-mark verso, but overall very good. Unsigned, but possibly the work of Corrado Cagli, who did other not dissimilar work for the company during this period. As an Italian Jew Cagli fled Rome for Paris in 1938 when the enactment of the Manifesto of Race showed Mussolini's intentions to align his policies on race with Hitler's Germany. Cagli subsequently settled in New York, becoming an American citizen and enlisting in the US Army during the Second World War. On his return from service in Europe, where he had been involved in the D-Day landings and the liberation of Buchenwald, Cagli executed design work for a number of theatrical and ballet companies, including Lincoln Kirstein's New York City Ballet, and the exiled Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. In 1948, Cagli returned to Italy, becoming part of the second phase of the Scuola Romano, moving further into abstraction in a conscious reaction to the Neoclassicism of the Novecento Italiano with its taint of Fascism, but within this context continuing to work in the theatre, producing costume and set designs for the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, and also for the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

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        LA STRADA, rivista di poesia d'oggi (1946-1947) TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO.- Ci sono poesie di CESARE PAVESE. PIER PAOLO PASOLINI, GAIO FRATINI, FRANCO FORTINI ecc., Roma, Documento poi Tariffi, 1946

      14,5 X 20,5, I tre numeri che costituiscono tutto il pubblicato sono rilegati in .piccolo volume mz. tela con titolo in oro al dorso, non ci sono le copertine peraltro senza figure. La rivista nasce nell'aprile 1946 come uno dei primissimi tentativi culturali tesi a valorizzare la poesia dopo la fine della guerra. Il direttore è ANTONIO RUSSI con segretario RENZO TIAN. Lo stesso RUSSI aveva da poco (agosto '45) concluso l'esperienza con la rivista RISORGIMENTO dall'aprile 'all'agosto 45. Nell'editoriale sul primo numero viene assunto l'impegno di presentare poesie "nuove" ed anche "inedite" Nel dettaglio che segue vengono segnalati i poeti protagonisti con loro opere. NUMERO 1 (aprile-maggio 1946) pagine 1-87. Editrice Documento-Roma Poesie di ANTONIO ERNAZZA, MARIO ALINEI, CESARE PAVESE (Gelosia- Finestra- Creazione-Il vino triste), LUCIANO RONCALLI, ANTONIO RUSSI (Il fantasma), GAIO FRATINI, CESARE VIVALDI, GIANNINA ANGIOLETTI, FRANCO MATACOTTA, GIORGIO PIOVANO. NUMERO 2 (febbraio-marzo 1947) pagine1-64 + VII - Editrice Tariffi-Roma. Poesie di ROBERTO MORSUCCI, PIER PAOLO PASOLINI (Solo lo spettro- Ho gridato?-Di soprassalto), SABATINO CIUFFINI, FRANCO FORTINI, GIORGIO PIOVANO, ANTONIO ERNAZZA, poi "La storia della poesia italiana dal 1915 al 1945 di ANTONIO RUSSI). NUMERO 3 (aprile-maggio 1947) pagine 68 Editrice Tariffi - Roma- Poesie di MASSIMO GHIARA, SABATINO CIUFFINI, LUCIO BATTISTRADA, ETTORE LIPPOLIS, ANGELO OFENA, CESARE VIVALDI, NICOLA DE ANGELIS, ROBERTO MORSUCCI, GIOVANNI TAMBURI, LUCIANO RONCALLI. prosegue poi "La storia della poesia italiana dal 1915 al 1945) Con questo numero la rivista CESSA e cosi' i tre fascicoli qui presentati sono TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO. Per un maggiore approndimento si suggerisce la consultazione del libro "La poesia Italiana nei primi anni del dopoguerra e la rivista "LA STRADA" scritto da ANTONIO RUSSI ed edito da NISTRI-LISCHI di Pisa nel 1994. Viene inquadrato perfettamente il periodo"magico" del primo dopoguerra con il collegamento anche alla bellissima e piccola rivista RISORGIMENTO

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        The Stork Club Bar Book

      RINEHART AND CO, NEW YORK 1946 - Dust jacket design by Paul Rand few chips in dustjacket dust jacket has tear at top front edge 1/2" DATE PUBLISHED: 1946 EDITION: FIRST ED 136 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dark Passage: First appearance in the Saturday Evening Post, in 8 parts

      Philadelphia: Saturday Evening Post, 1946. 8 volumes. First appearance of David Goodis' classic second novel, "Dark Passage," published in 8 parts between July 20 and September 7, 1946 in The Saturday Evening Post, with each entry lavishly illustrated by Perry Peterson. & & The first edition published in book form appeared later the same year, published by Julian Messner in New York. & & Basis for the 1947 film classic directed by Delmer Daves, who also wrote the screenplay (with some assistance from Goodis), and starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and Agnes Moorehead. The film marked the third of four films pairing Bogart and Bacall, and went on to become a cornerstone of the "film noir" style.& & The complete story appears in the following issues: July 20th, 1946 (part 1), July 27th, 1946 (part 2), August 3rd, 1946 (part 3), August 10th, 1946 (part 4), August 17th, 1946 (part 5), August 24th, 1946 (part 6), August 31st, 1946 (part 7), and the final issue of the series, September 1st, 1946 (part 8).& & All issues Very Good plus to Near Fine in saddle-stitched wrappers as issued, three with original address labels, each lightly rubbed overall, with a few tiny closed tears at the extremities. The July 20th, 1946 issue has two tiny bruises, and two small cello tape repairs at the rear leaves; the September 7th, 1946 issue has two faint pencil marks at the front wrapper, and a small professional repair at the crown. All the issues are quite bright overall with no notable loss or wear. Housed in a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.

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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 original dust jacket with price of 15s. net intact. In Good condition, in a Good dust jacket. Clean text; Age toned pages, that are very slightly wavy; overall wear. Erased previous owner name from front free end paper; scribbled out ink inscription to front paste down. Staining to bottom corner of the last few pages. Light overall wear to cloth, with light rubbing and light staining. The dust jacket shows rubbing, soiling, loss and staining. A good copy, rare in the first-ever English language printing.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Lord Hornblower

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1946. Octavo (180 x 120 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands tooled in gilt, gilt rule to compartments, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, board edges tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Spine a little sunned and rubbed at extremities, free endpapers slightly tanned along edges. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. With the loosely inserted posthumous estate label signed by the author's great nephew Mr A. S. Troughton-Smith.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Silvia. Traducción Juan Cadi. Prologo M. A. Cassañes

      Horta, Barcelona 1946 - cubiertas, camisa y estuche cartoné editorial 8 aguafuertes de Pedro Riu, ornamentación D Ivory, edición numerada con firmas manuscritas, del ilustrador y del autor de la ornamentación. . 81 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        A YOUNG BIRCH

      New York: Spiral Press, 1946. First Edition. Wraps. Slight tanning to covers. Near Fine. Decorated wraps. Crane B15: 3445 total copies printed, this one of 170 printed for Marguerite & Fred Melcher. This copy SIGNED by the poet on the greeting page and further INSCRIBED to Rita Halle Kleeman, author of biographies and a director of PEN, the only worldwide association of writers. Christmas greetings signed by Frost have become quite scarce, and when found are usually only initialed.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Land Classification and Utilization in the Australian Capital Territory (a preliminary survey)

      Canberra: Department of the Interior, Commonwealth of Australia. 1946. Foolscap folio. 44pp including 11 b&w photographic plates, 16 maps or figures on heavier paper, 3 large folding maps and one folding chart in rear pocket, with index. Original maroon lettered cloth, the merest touch of silverfishing, extremities a trifle rubbed. A little light spotting on endpapers, owner's name. A very good clean copy. *** King taught Geography at Canberra High School and Economic Geography at the Canberra University College. This detailed study of the young national capital 'presents a comprehensive picture of the potentialities of land... [and] forecasts and illustrates developments that are likely to occur and enumerates the factors that will influence them'. .

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        Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

      Los Angeles, CA: Selznick International, 1946. Draft script for an unproduced film by Selznick International.& & David O. Selznick held the movie rights to Hardy's story for many years (with Jennifer Jones in mind for Tess). Selznick's two greatest dreams had been to film "Gone With the Wind" and "Tess of the D'Urber villes." He never fulfilled his second dream; at his death the rights to the novel remained in his estate.& & Blue studio wrappers, noted as COMPLETE SCRIPT on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 29, dated July 12, 1946, with credits for screenwriter Scott. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. 225 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Fair with chipping and wear at the edges (now encapsulated in mylar), bound with three gold brads. Wrappers now encapsulated in protective mylar.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Hard-Boiled [Hardboiled] Omnibus: Early Stories from Black Mask (First Edition)

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. First appearance in book form of the short story, "Inside Job" by Raoul Whitfield, which in turn was the basis for the 1947 film noir, "High Tide," starring Lee Tracy and Argentina Brunetti.& & Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. A spectacular copy, without a trace of the usual spine fading.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Amor y Psique. Según la version hecha en el siglo XV por Diego Lopez de Cartegana, Arcediano de Sevilla. Ilustrada con litografías originales de Pedro Pruna. Prologo de Carlos Soldevila

      Argos / javier Garriga, impreso por Joaquin Horta, Barcelona 1946 - medio pergamino muy bien conservado con florones dorados, nervios y tejuelo papel marmoleado, ejemplar de colaborador. . 133 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        The Postman Always Rings Twice (Post-production script for the 1946 film)

      New York: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1946. Post-production Dialogue Cutting Continuity script for the 1946 film noir, the definitive adaptation of James M. Cain's legendary first novel, starring John Garfield and Lana Turner in career defining performances. Card wrappers, noted as "Dialogue Cutting Continuity" on the front wrapper, dated February 27, 1946, credit for film editor George White, and several numeric holograph pencil notations, and with the title in red holograph ink along the top edge. Collates complete, detailing 6 reels, mimeograph. Bound at the top edge with two gold brads. In a custom clamshell box with leather spine titles.

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        THE DEADLY PERCHERON

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company,. 1946. cloth.. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with mild rubbing to corners and. spine ends, tiny chip from upper right corner, and mild age-darkening. to white lettering on spine panel. Scarce in this condition. (#126947). First edition. Author's first novel. "Bardin's three novels have close affinities with the Hollywood "film noir" of the 1940s, combining eerily mysterious occurrences with an interest in abnormal psychology and dreams, and an almost Gothic sense of the ways in which the past interpenetrates the present." - St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers, p. 47.

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        Heed the Thunder

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED WITH INITIALS (ALS) on the bottom of a letter from a publisher

      8 June 1946. Letter. Normal creases from folding. Near Fine. On the blank bottom portion of a typed letter from publisher Reynal & Hitchcock forwarding a copy of Eric Bentley's THE PLAYWRIGHT AS THINKER, Shaw has written a brief reply and SIGNED it with his initials. In full: "The book has arrived safely, thank you. I have opened it at random and tasted a page or two. I don't read books now: I'm too old; but Bentley is one of the brightly conspicuous, and I shall dip into him again. GBS 8/6/1946.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) TO RONALD DUNCAN REGARDING THE IMPENDING PUBLICATION OF HIS FIRST BOOK

      New York, 8 April 1946. Letter. Normal creases from folding. Near Fine and a superb letter. Exceptional two-page Autograph Letter of @435 words on two separate sheets completely in the hand of and SIGNED by Charles Olson to poet, editor, and librettist Ronald Duncan, a literary acquaintance of T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. In part: "I have had [T.S.] Eliot's regrets on 'our' mss, as you are gracious to call it. His letter crossed me from [Ezra] Pound urging him to publish. Eliot said he thought it ought to be published, but in America first. It looks now as though it will be. Reynal & Hitchcock plan to take it, with changes, and expansions in the second half.... The fact is England has always been more hospitable to Melville, from his own books on.... It would be luck if Eliot would consider.... Pound said: Duncan will help. Will you please--and take my thanks? I am asking Eliot, if the new plan doesn't take, to let you have the mss. Do with it what you think best. It may well be that Eliot's doubts of an English audience may obtain for others as well. I should like to think not. But you are boss. I don't think when I wrote you last, I had read the Pisan Cantos. They are beautiful,and Pound last summer, after the torture of the 'Gorilla Cage,' had more power over his line than ever. He is fretting at Laughlin for not getting his Confucius out and not pushing the Cantos more, but he is generally in better spirits, has now the privilege of games[?] in the prison yard, and reads with ease." SIGNED "Charles Olson." Magnificent content.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        The Outsider - Rebound in full leather

      A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1946. A fine copy without inscriptions, sumptuously rebound in full leather with raised bands and marbled endpapers. Gilt lettering to the spine and leather labels.A superb and beautiful item.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Gormenghast Trilogy: Titus Groan, Gormenghast and Titus Alone - { 3 Volumes All First Editions }

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1946. The Three Volumes all in super condition, only with minor faults as noted. All first Editions, the first book with the more common second impression Jacket. Seemingly very few 1st impressions were published. 1st listed: General Note: Half-title reads: The life of Titus Groan. General Note: "This book first published in MCMXLVI." - verso t.p. Condition: In red cloth, fresh and bright, very square and sharp cornered, some light fox spots to the front free endpaper, pages excellent, some light fox to outer edge of the text block; in Jacket, excellent colour, price clipped, a toned area { thumb nail } to base spine, barely any rubs to extremities; 2nd listed: 453 p. 23 cm. In orginal red cloth, fresh, clean and square, like 1st listed a few spots to front free endpaper and fore edges of text block, but excellent; in Jacket, bar a few tiny nick [ 3 ] is nearer a fine copy, maybe a tad toned to spine, is price clipped; 3rd Listed: 222 p. 23 cm. A lovely copy too, possibly the best of the three books, in fresh covers, square and tight, few fox spots to front free endpapers and outer edges of the text block, in a vibrant probably Fine Jacket, this one unclipped. Lovely set, rarely found in such favourable condition. Do request more detail.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+ ( See Comments)/Near Fine - See Comm. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Norman Macdonald's Collection]
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        Ballistics Of The Future With Special Reference To The Dynamical And Physical Theory Of The Rocket Weapons

      The Technical Publishing Company . 1946. hardback. Very good. No dust wrapper. Contains errata sheet .. signed by both authors. 1946 hardback with 472 pages, index, photos, maps and 11 fold-outs, signed by both authors.WW2, WWII, World War Two. Nazi Germany. Vengeance weapons. V1, V2. Fold outs have drawings of rocket components. Netherlands.

      [Bookseller: Pacific Rim Used Books]
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        UNDZER CHURBN IN BILD, OUR DESTRUCTION IN PICTURES

      Bergen Belsen, Undzer Shtime,. 1946.. Later Cloth over original cardstock, Oblong folio, 38 double-sided leaves. Published under the auspices of the Central Committee of the Liberated Jews in the British Zone. The text is in English, Hebrew, Yiddish and German. Each language has its own title page. Printed on Cardstock. Contains 115 photographs of the destruction of the Jews by the Nazis. Each page contains 3 or 4 pictures. The introduction of the book poignantly describes its purpose: "The incentive to produce this collection gave us our deepest desire to show the world the crimes of Germany, to give expression to the throttled cry of pain of the Jews. The desire to bring back our memories of Jewish Settlements which drowned in torrents of Jewish Blood. May the world have this knowledge and ponder on it. When words are too weakand too poor to convey the destruction and extermination of Jewish life, may these pictures found by accident on arrested SS soldiers, speak for themselves of the bestiality which will forever bring shame on human kind. " Attached paper front coversheet in facsimile only, mounted on front cover. Original coverboard, now inside, has chipped corners and other light wear as often found, very clean and solid inside. (HOLO2-101-36) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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