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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]

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        Ink & Blood: A Book of Drawings

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

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

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

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

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

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        CARTES DE LLUNY

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

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        William - The Outlaw

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

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        Sampa: sagt Paul.

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

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        Rotten er en Landeplage. Bekæmp den med alle Midler.

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

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        MEXICO SOUTH: The Isthmus of Tehuantepec

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

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        SEMPRE I ARA.

      Imp. SADAG. Barcelona, 1946 - . 23 cm. 79 pàg., 4 f. Il lustr. amb 5 litografies a color d'Olga Sacharoff, en el text. Edició en paper de fil signada per l'autora i numerada de la tirada de 5 exemplars numerats de l'I al V d'un total de 151 (ex. III/V) contenint una planxa dels gravats i una sèrie dels estats en color. En rama, presentat en funda i caixa amb el llom lleument deslluït. Poesia catalana. Bibliofília. Bibliofília Libros modernos a partir de 1830 catalàn [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Skull-Face and Others

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

      [Bookseller: William Matthews, Bookseller]
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        Chine.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        EL CANTAR DE LOS CANTARES DE SALOMON (CORCHO, CORK)

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Fotoalbum. 38 Bl. mit ca. 120 montierten s/w. Fotografien (meist 12x17 cm) und einige Zeitungsartikel.

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

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Skull-Face and Others.

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

      [Bookseller: William Matthews, Bookseller]
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        THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND AND OTHER NOVELS

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

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        Horror Cœli en andere gedichten.

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

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        Obras Completas de José Ortega y Gasset

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

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        SCRIPTORIUM: REVUE INTERNATIONALE DES ÉTUDES RELATIVES AUX MANUSCRITS INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF MANUSCRIPT STUDIES

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

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        Le rocher de Sisyphe.

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

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        Tranquility

      New York: Frank Lowe, 1946 - One of the fine sporting prints published by Frank Lowe, continuing the series of prints published by the Derrydale Press from 1937 to 1942 Number 55 of 250 copies. 18-3/4 x 14 inches, on a larger sheet. Aquatint etching, hand colored, signed by the artist in pencil. Faint toning. Fine. Ordeman (2005) pp. 37-48 and 104; Reuter, pp. 142-3

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        Portraitphotographie (Lore Mex.) mit eigenh. Widmung und U.

      Mexiko, 14. II. 1946.. 163:113 mm.. "Mexiko, | 14. Februar | 1946. | Der lieben Freundin | Magda [d. i. Magdalena Stern] | zum Andenken an | Egon Erwin Kisch". - Magdalena Stern war eine deutsche Kommunistin, emigrierte 1933 nach Frankreich, wurde dort nach Kriegsausbruch interniert und floh weiter nach Mexiko. Dort war sie lange Sekretärin und Freundin von Anna Seghers (Mitteilung aus der Familie). - Schönes Portrait. - Leicht beschnitten unter Verlust eines Teils des "c" sowie des "h" im Nachnamen "Kisch"; die Verso-Seite mit Montagespuren. - Selten.

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        The Outsider [Stranger]

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1946. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1946. First English language edition. Fine/Near Fine. First UK edition, preceding the first American edition. A lovely, Fine copy of the book in a nearly Fine dust jacket with one small chip and one tear at the crown, otherwise, bright and lovely. Rarely seen in this condition. & & Camus'; groundbreaking debut novel, first published in French in 1942, follows the story of the emotionally cold and uncaring Meursault, who cryptically shoots and kills an Arab on a beach. This incredibly influential novel is thought to typify Camus'; idea of the absurdness of man';s condition, a theme which runs throughout his works. Camus, of course, would be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, the first African-born winner of the prize. "Camus' brilliantly told story of controlled despair..." (Contemporary New York Times Review). Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

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        La Dame de Pique

      [Paris]: Editions du Pré aux Clercs, [1946] - With 10 original lithographs by the Catalan artist Antoni Clavé (1913- 2005). "These decorative figures, reminiscent of the bright eyed images on early playing cards, seem laced to the page by the line of the scraper" (The Artist & the Book) (CLAVÉ, ANTONI) Out-of-series copy on Rives paper, from an edition of 300. Folio. Traduction de Prosper Mérimée. 10 black and white lithographs by Antoni Clavé. [iv], 72, [4] pp. Loose as issued in publisher's printed wrapper and glassine jacket. Fine. The Artist & the Book 58 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prater Violet

      Methuen & Co 1946. This is a Very Good Copy of this book in Publisher's mauve cloth with green title lettering to spine,in a slightly rubbed and nicked Dust-Jacket that mostly affect the head and tail of spine.There are some foxing spots to the rear panel of the d/j and it's inner flaps.Not price clipped and this copy has been SIGNED without dedication by Christopher Isherwood on the Title Page.This title was acquired from a very impressive private collection of 20th Century Literature and Fiction with strict adherence paid in obtaining rare highlights in exellent condition.Uncommon SIGNED title small 8vo 103pp First Edition 1st Impression

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        Travellers' Verse

      London - Frederick Muller Ltd, 1946. London - Frederick Muller Ltd, 1946 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An attractive volume of verse about travelling. A title from the 'New Excursions into English Poetry' series, termed something of an experiment [demanding] original work from both the anthologer and the artist. Compiled by Miss Lloyd Thomas, a fellow of Girton College, Cambridge, this volume showcases verse from many of the greatest authors and poets, including George Eliot, John Ruskin and William Wordsworth. Featuring sixteen beautiful full page lithographs by the English painter, illustrator and graphic artistEdward Bawden (1903 1989) who had served as official war artist during the Second World War. First edition. Condition: In a full pictorial cloth binding,complete with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart with some shelfwear only. Cloth remains lovely and bright. Dustwrapper is worn and has split in two along the front joint. Some minor loss here and there with the backstrip fragmented and rather fragile. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean throughout. Very small ownership stamp to front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with a FAIR dustwrapper..

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        The Mind of John Meredith

      London - Macdonald & Co., 1946. London - Macdonald & Co., 1946 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A crime thriller by Francis Gerard. TheMind of John Meredith is an intriguing tale of ancient curses and unexplained incidents - Gerard at his most baffling and enthralling. With scarceoriginal dustwrapper. First edition. Condition: In a full cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper, protected by Brodart wraps. Externally, smart with minor shelfwear only. Dustwrapper is also smart and very bright with just some chipping and creases to the extremities, and small marks to the rear section. Internally, generally firmly bound with slight straining in places. Pages are bright and clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED in aVERY GOOD dustwrapper..

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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      Harcourt, Brace, and Company, New York, NY 1946 - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter, signed ("Cummings"), to Howard Rothschild

      4 Patchin Place, [New York], may 16, 1946 - "the enclosed is what I happen to believe. If your friend, the South American poetess, still wishes to 'interview' me after she has read and understood it - fine and dandy; provided she'll heartily agree to [underlined] quote me (somewhere in the course of her radiotalk) as saying [underlined] exactly this and nothing else -" Followed on a separate sheet by "individuality always was and always will be the one and only reality: I love it. What a loveless world calls 'publicity' is nothing but the disease of unreality; and I loathe it. If you ask me for an individual, I give you William Shakespeare. E.E. Cummings." [With:] One page Typed Letter, signed, from Cummings' wife, Marion Morehouse, written in 1934 during her and Cummings' stay in Tunisia at Baron Huene's villa at Hammamet, expressing disdain for the open homosexuality of the Tunisian men, "There isn't much to write about as we hardly ever leave our place. The people down here are terrible, with few exceptions. They're all queer and such queers you have never seen -" 8vo (11 x 8-1/2 in.). 2 pp. typed, with hand-addressed envelope. Creased from prior folding

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

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

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        Auto-Da-Fé ---- 1st American Edition

      Stein and Day Publishers, New York 1946 - 464 pages, clean, tight, sound book with no wear at all to mention. Hand cut side edge of teh text block; 1/4 black cloth bound volume , red boards, golden titling opn the spine of the book. Red golded top edge of the text block. Dust jacket is price intact, wrapper, with only slightest trace of shelf rubbing on the edges of panels and tips of spine. ------- Generally is excellent condition copy as for the age and rarity of it. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾ Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recording Britain

      Oxford - Geoffrey Cumberledge - Oxford University Press, 1946. Oxford - Geoffrey Cumberledge - Oxford University Press, 1946 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated collection printed in association with the Pilgrim Trust,recording the changingface of Britain,each volume covering a different area of England with watercolour drawingsin colour and monochrome of places and buildings of characteristic national interest. In four volumes complete. Volume one covers the areas ofLondon and Middlesex, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. Volume two covers the areas ofEssex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Huntingtonshire, Northamptonshire and Rutlandshire, Norfolk and Yorkshire. Volume three covers the areas ofLancashire and Westmoreland, Derbyshire, Cheshire and Shropshire, Welsh Counties, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. Volume four covers the areas ofWiltshire, Somerset, Cornwall, Devon, Hampshire, Sussex and Kent. The Pilgrim Trust is a London-based charitable trust. It was founded in 1930 by a two million pound grant by Edward Harkness, an American philanthropist. The trust's first secretary was former civil servant, Thomas Jones. Today, the trust makes grants of roughly 1. 5 million pounds each year. Around 60%25 of these funds are given to preservation projects, particularly those aimed at preserving the fabric of architecturally or historically significant buildings, or those aimed at preserving historically interesting artifacts or documents. The trust has a particular interest in the preservation of historic churches and their contents. With previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown to three volumes. Condition: In buckram bindings. Externally, generally smart but with fading to spine and some boards. With slight bumping to extremities and slight staining to some boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with occasional scattered spotting, predominantly to endpapers. With initial ink stamps to rear endpapers to three volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.|THE

      (New York, NY): The Limited Editions Club, 1946. (New York, NY): The Limited Editions Club, 1946. quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards, gilt spines, slipcase. Limited Editions Club. small 4to. quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards, gilt spines, slipcase. lxviii, 345+(1); (viii) 347-738; (viii), 739-1103+(1); (viii), 1105-1480; (viii), 1481-1848; (viii), 1849-2212; (viii), 2213-2537, (3) pages. 7 Volumes. Limited to 1500 numbered copies (LEC 174). Illustrated with the etchings of Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Table of contents in each volume, with a table for the entire work at the beginning of Volume I. Text edited, with editor's introduction and index, by J.B. Bury. Introductory letter to the reader by Philip Geudalla. Margnal notes throughout text. Includes maps of the Empire, in various stages of its history, on endpapers of each volume. Richard Wendorf notes that Gibbon found Piranesi's "juxtaposition of the old and the new not only the inspiration for, but also the central thesis of what would become his magnum opus." See Wendorf, "Piranesi's Double Ruin" in Eighteenth Century Studies 34:2 (Winter 2001), 161-180. Slipcase torn along top and bumped at corners. Some scuffing and rubbing at top and bottom of spines.

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        EL CANTAR DE LOS CANTARES DE SALOMON (CORCHO, CORK)

      Imprenta de José María Viader. - Sant Feliu de Guixols. Piel. Juan Ribot y Germán Viader artistas en decoración de las viñetas e iniciales y los 8 grabados. 1946. 27X20. 2h+151Pág+3h. Impresa en tipos góticos sobre hojas de papel de corcho segun la edición reconocida y cotejada con varios manuscritos autènticos y publicada en Madrid por la Imprenta de la Hija de Ibarra en 1806. Tirada limitada de 250 (Nº64). Profusión de orlas e iniciales policromadas en oro y a todo color. Una autentica Belleza. Muy levemente fatigado, falto de pequeños trozos en algunas paginas y tiene alguna hoja con grieta (el corcho es muy delicado). Ref 1.5 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAIL DUST AND SADDLE LEATHER (INSCRIBED WITH ORIGINAL DRAWING).

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1946 - Octavo. 246pp. Numerous full page and in-text illustrations. Grey cloth with red lettering and Longhorn skull stamped to front cover in Jo Mora designed dustjacket and endpapers. An original sketch by Mora of a young buckaroo pulling a toy horse on verso of free front endpaper. Presentation inscription in Mora’s flowery script followed by. "with the best wishes of the author/Jo Mora)." Book is near fine in about very good dustjacket (spine faded to yellow as is common with this book; wear to extremities; chips; short closed tears). The evolution of the cowboy and the strong role he and the entire cattle industry played in the development of American society. Much on the cowboy's working tools, clothes, manners and customs and his constant companion, the Western Horse. "No better exposition anywhere, and here tellingly illustrated, of reatas, spurs, bits, saddles, and other gear." Dobie p. 112. (Grandeau & Shorts Books B12a). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 17th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Canterbury Tales

      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1946. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1946. Limited ed. Cloth. Fine. SZYK, Arthur. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1946. 550 pages, including 23 illustrations of the Canterbury pilgrims, plus frontispiece and tailpiece. Original ornate illustrated cloth binding and matching slipcase. Fine condition.& & First edition, limited to 1500 copies, signed by Arthur Szyk.& & One of Szyk's most beloved works is The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. His charming illustrations of the Canterbury pilgrims—such as the Wife of Bath, the Friar, and the Lawyer—are considered some of the finest ever created. The lively modern verse, translated from Middle English by Frank Ernest Hill, was revised especially for this luxury limited edition.& & TIME magazine featured a glowing review of this edition of The Canterbury Tales in its September 9, 1946 issue.&

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        Casa Vazia

      Lisbon -J. F. de J. Esteves, 1946. Lisbon -J. F. de J. Esteves, 1946 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce and smartly bound poetical work from Silva Tavares. Written in Portuguese. Inscribed and signed by the author. Limited edition, number two of the original ten printed. Featuring illustrated endpapers in colour. Condition: In original reversed calf binding with gilt lettering to the spine and front board. Externally, smart, with very minor rubbing. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean, aside from light spotting to endpapers. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        La Route au tabac. Traduction de Maurice E. Coindreau. Onze gravures sur cuivre de Denyse de Bravura

      Editions du Pré Aux Clercs, Paris 1946 - In-folio (329 x 250 mm), maroquin gris, dos lisse, premier plat orné d'un décor mosaïqué en cuir représentant une feuille de tabac, doublure et garde de cuir vert, tranches dorées, non rogné, couverture et dos conservés (reliure signée Beenkens, Bruxelles). Illustrations par Denyse de Bravura gravées sur cuivre. Tirage limité à 900 exemplaires ; un des 450 sur papier de Marais Crèvecoeur (N° 876). (quelques frottements). // Folio (329 x 250 mm), grey morocco, smooth spine, first cover tooled with a leather tooling in mosaic depicting a tobacco leave, green leather lining and endpaper, gilt edges, uncut, soft cover and spine preserved (binding signed Beenkens, Bruxelles). Illustrations by Denyse de Bravura, copper-engraved. Limited printing of 900 copies ; one of the 450 on Crèvecoeur Marais paper (Nr 876). (some rubbings).

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        THE PARADINE CASE

      [Culver City]: Vanguard Films, Inc., 12 August and 10 August 1946. [Culver City]: Vanguard Films, Inc., 12 August and 10 August 1946.. Two volumes. [1],195;[1],205 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescripts, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in stencil printed wrappers. Wrappers slightly nicked and soiled, one upper wrapper detached at upper brad, but very good. A studio rerun of a the 16 April "First Rough Draft (With Dialogue from Novel)" of this adaptation to the screen of Hichens' 1933 novel, accompanied by a first run of the "Third Draft Script." The first draft is credited exclusively to Alfred Hitchcock and his collaborator wife, Alma Reville; the third draft is identified as by James Bridie, based on an adaptation by Alama Reville. According to one source, Selznick had acquired the film rights to the novel prior to its publication, but submission of a preliminary script in 1934 to the Breen Office resulted in assurances that it would not pass muster according to the PCA. So the project was shelved until Selznick returned to it in 1946. It is clear that at that time, scripts from the 1934 effort, as well as from an adaptation attempted at MGM were consulted. In December, the "Final Shooting Script" was reached, after interim contributions by Ben Hecht. The final shooting script is credited solely to David O. Selznick, but acknowledges dependence on the adaptation by Alma Reville. Final screen credit for the screenplay fell to Selznick, and neither Hecht's nor Birdie's contributions were credited. Hitchcock directed, and Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Ethel Barrymore In a role that earned an Oscar nomination) and Louis Jourdan starred, among others, and a 29 December 1947 premiere brought to a conclusion the long and tangled series of attempts to bring Hichens' novel to the screen.

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        Dick and Jane Original Early Illustration for "We Work and Pay," ca. 1946 by Eleanor Campell, Illustrator of Dick and Jane Books

      - Offered here is a wonderful large-size watercolor illustration on artboard for an illustration from "We Work and Play," by Eleanor Campbell, original "Dick and Jane" illustrator; published by Scott, Foresman and Company, 1946 and appearing on page 5 as a whole-page illustration. The composition is striking in its perspective, showing the backview of Sally in the foreground, with Mother on the top step with a broom and Jane coming to greet her with a small broom and dust pan. Dimensions: 11" x 9 1/2". Expertly matted. Printer guidemarks at edges. Slight speckle foxing near upper right, but unobtrusive and easily removed if desired. An important early illustration from the famed "Dick and Jane" books. Included is the first edition booklet, "We Work and Play," Chicago, 1947, Scott, Foresman and Company. A very good copy of a scarce book.

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        LA NUIT ET LE MOMENT - with an original watercolor signed in pencil by Icart

      Georges Guillot, Paris 1946 - Illustrated with 25 color etchings by Icart. Total edition limited to 525 copies, our copy is one of 100 on Rives à la forme, with an original watercolor signed in pencil by Icart, and a suite of the 25 etchings printed in sanguine on Japan paper. Complete of the original clamshell box and original beige wrappers cover. In very good conditions. More picture on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        APACHE. HAND-COLORED SPORTING ENGRAVING PRIVATELY PRINTED FOR WILLIAM WOODWARD BY FRANK J. LOWE, FORMERLY OF THE DERRYDALE PRESS

      [New York: Frank J. Lowe], 1946. [New York: Frank J. Lowe], 1946. First Issue. Image size 14 x 17 inches; with engraved legend and margins. Framed. Slight foxing to image and margin. Mitchell, British Equestrian Artists, pp. 407-08; Ordeman, The Aquatints, Drypoints and Etchings of The Derrydale Press, p. 61 . Martin Stainforth is regarded as Australia's leading horse painter, although he was an established artist in his native England before emigrating in 1908. In 1925 he went to America for an extended stay, during which time he painted a number of leading horses, including some of the William Woodward stable which were reproduced as prints by The Derrydale Press. He was noted for his painstaking efforts in making numerous working sketches and watercolors until he felt he had the image just right. States Mitchell: 'stainforth's detail and accuracy in likeness were very fine and very natural. He avoided the pitfalls of flatness and photographic stiffness so often found in this type of work". Printed for William Woodward, a continuation of the series originally begun by The Derrydale Press; when the Press closed in 1942, Frank J. Lowe, its vice-president and sales manager, continued the production of high-quality prints, including additional ones for presentation by Mr. Woodward to his friends

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        S. Anselmi Cantuariensis Archiepiscopi Opera Omnia. 2 Bände. Ed. Franciscus Salesius Schmitt. Bd. 1: Continens Opera quae Prior et Abbas Beccensis Composuit. Bd. 2: Continens Opera quae Archiepiscopus Composuit.

      Edinburgi Apud Thomam Nelson et Filios, 1946.. 2. Auflage. (Photoprinted der Aufl. 1938) VI, 290 S. / VI, 288 S. 4°. Originalleineneinbände Mit Kopfgoldschnitt.. Auf Innendeckel des 1. Bandes kleiner Namenszug und kl. Datum mit Tinte. Sonst gut.

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        American Fabrics. Numbers 1 to 129 (1946-1982)

      NY: Doric Publishing Co. 1946-1982 - *price reduced by 10% until June 7* Numbers 1-129, an uninterrupted run, partly bound, ex library, overall very good; price is for the lot. Photos available upon request.

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