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        The War Speeches 1940-1945

      This is the first collected edition of Churchill's war speeches, published only as a paperback 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 a very good example.  The covers are bright, clean, and complete, with no losses and retaining beautiful, unfaded blue color even on the spine.  The covers remain firmly attached and the binding square.  Although the spine shows wear along the hinges, there are virtually no losses and all spine lettering remains clear and complete.  We note a few tiny black spots on the front cover, a bit of old tape residue on the rear cover near the upper and lower spine, and minor wear at the edges.  The contents are age-toned, as is unavoidable given the pulp paper, but otherwise clean and tight.  There are no previous ownership marks and light spotting is confined to the page edges.  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.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Nightmare Alley.

      New York & Toronto: Rinehart and Company, Inc., 1946 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt on green ground, top edge dyed green. In the dust jacket. Very lightly rubbed at extremities, a few faint spots to endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed jacket with some nicks and creasing to the ends of the spine and a few short splits. Tarot card line-drawings as chapter headers. First edition, first issue with Rinehart monogram to verso of title page. Charts the descent of Stanton Carlisle from ambitious grifter to side-show geek. Memorably filmed with Tyrone Power in the lead, and Joan Blondell as Mademoiselle Zeena "The Woman who Knows." [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Un Pélerin d'Angkor

      Paris, La Taille Douce, novembre 1946. - 1 volume in-folio, 224-4 pp., enrichi de 14 eaux-fortes originales et de 39 dessins marginaux de Robert Stekers d'après les aquarelles de François de Marliave. Ouvrage en feuilles, sous chemise, dans son coffret cartonné d'origine. Très bon état. Cette édition d' "Un pèlerin d'Angkor" de Pierre Loti, a été conçue et réalisée par les Editions de la Taille Douce à Paris. Elle a été achevée d'imprimer pour la Typographie sur les Presses de Pierre Gaudin, Imprimeur à Paris et pour les Gravures sur les Presses de Manuel Robbe, Imprimeur en taille douce à Paris, le 30 Novembre 1946. Exemplaire non numéroté sur Ingres crème (sur 330 exemplaires parus dont 30 hors commerce).

      [Bookseller: INDOSIAM RARE BOOKS]
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        Cows at Robinhood, Maine II

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

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Le retour d'Erica *

      Marguerat, Lausanne 12.1946. - Broché, couverture crème imprimée rempliée. Bel exemplaire nominatif de ce premier papierparu chez le libraire-éditeur-papetierqui fit les oeuvres complètes de Jean Cocteauune drôle de folie en ce pays sage de Vaud. Édition originale. L'un des 10 exemplaires de tête lettré sur Marais, avant 20 volumineux crème et 3'270 Vélin.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Tomorrow on the March

      Los Angeles: The Time-Binder Press, 1946. Stapled quarto sized sheets. (i) (15) pp. First edition. Reprints the text of van Vogt's speech, which he delivered as the guest of honor at the 1946 Pacificon. The speech was delivered on July 4, and presumably published shortly thereafter by E. Everett Evans's Timebinder Press -- a point which has led to the assertion that this is actually van Vogt's first separate publication, as Slan was published late in 1946, according to the Arkham House bibliography. Minute tear to outer front margin, light uniform browning to paper, else an extraordinarily fine copy of a fragile, ephemeral item.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        VERGEL HABITADO

      - 1ª edición. 4º menor. (24 cm.) 139 p. Rústica. Lugar: Valladolid, Editorial: Ediciones Meseta, Año: 1946 Edición: 1 Edición

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
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        The Canterbury Tales Done into modern English by Frank E. Hill

      New York: Heritage, 1946. hardcover. fine. Color illustrations by Arthur Szyk. Tall 8vo, handsomely rebound in tan backed marbled boards, leather label, gilt spine, raised bands. New York: Heritage Press, (1946). A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Enemy Coast Ahead. With an Introduction by Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris. IN FULL MOROCCO

      Michael Joseph, [1946]. 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece; attractively bound in navy blue full morocco, back gilt with five raised bands , second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments, tooled and ruled in gilt, original backstrip and front endpaper photograph preserved and mounted on new and separate leaves, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Gibson's own account of his exploits in Bomber Command and a WWII RAF classic, culminating in his account of the 'Dambusters' raid. It contains a ROH of the pilots and crews who flew with him in 83 Squadron, 106 Squadron and the immortal 617 Squadron. The frontispiece reproduces the well-known studio portrait of Gibson by Gordon Anthony; the front endpapers carry the famous aerial photograph of the breached Mohne dam. All early editions are scarce. Enser, p.65; Mulholland & Jordan, G20. . Catalogs: military: aviation.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Les Plaisirs et les Jeux.

      Dominique Wapler, Paris 1946 - Illustrations de Marianne CLOUZOT. Paris, Dominique Wapler, 1946, in-4, en feuilles, chemise rempliée, étui et emboîtage gris, 193 pp. "C'est un livre de mon jeune temps. C'est un livre d'amour. Je l'ai composé pendant cette lune de miel de la paternité qui reste et restera parmi mes heures dorées". Les eaux-fortes originales de Marianne CLOUZOT, tirées sur les presses de La Tradition, sont empreintes de douceur et de tendresse. Un des 279 exemplaires numérotés et signés par l'artiste sur papier B.F.K. de Rives. Usures et déchirures à l'emboîtage, quelques légères traces de salissures et mouillures sur la couverture et l'emboîtage. Livres

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        Les Idylles, mises en français par André Berry et Edgar Vales, avec 47 dessins de Paul Belmondo et une typographie par Maximilien Vox.

      Paris, Union Bibliophile de France, 1946. - 34,5x24,5 cm., 163 pp., 9 hojas. Ilustrado con 47 dibujos originales de Paul Belmondo y la tipografía de Maximilien Vox. Ejemplar en rama. Impreso a tres tintas. Cubiertas editorial, camisa y estuche con medallón en relieve en el plano. Estuche rozado, interior perfecto. EJEMPLAR HORS-COMMERCE de 30 firmados por el editor en lápiz rojo con su anagrama: "Exemplaire imprimé spécialement pour Raymond Pouvreau". Papel "Velin pur fil de Lana". Bello ejemplo de composición y diseño gráfico de los años cuarenta. "Commencé en 1943, terminé en 1946, cet ouvrage, dont les travaux ont été conduits par Marcel Priester, est le fruit de la collaboration de trois imprimeurs: pour le texte, l’atelier Danel Luxe à Lille; pour les hors texte en fac-simile, l’imprimerie S.A.P.H.O.; et por les bois, gravés par G. Poillot, l’imprimerie Damien, à Paris".

      [Bookseller: Arteclío S. L.]
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        The Little White Horse. Illustrated by C. Walter Hodges. IN THE DUSTWRAPPER

      University of London Press, [1946]. 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, small title-vignette in monochrome, 3 coloured plates, 24 monochrome illustrations (12 full-page) in the text and front and rear endpaper maps in blue, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper verso; original pictorial blue cloth, upper board blocked in gilt, gilt back, backstrip lightly faded (but all gilt bright and legible), a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly age-browned at backstrip and (predominantly white) rear panel, and chipped with fractional loss (not affecting lettering) at head and tail of backstrip. A well-above average copy in the notoriously flimsy dustwrapper. Goudge's classic tale for children starring Maria Merryweather was awarded the Carnegie Medal for 1946. It is J.K. Rowling's favourite children's book. Extremely scarce in anything like this condition. . Catalogs: childrens & juvenilia.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        La Ingeniosa Elena. Hija De Celestina. Novela Picaresca Del Siglo XVII. Ahora Nuevamente Impresa. Prólogo Con Notas Biográficas y Versión Moderna De Fernando Gutiérrez. Decorado Con Nueve Aguafuertes y Varias Xilografías De Pedro Riu.

      Horta, Barcelona 1946 - 142pp. en papel de hilo superior. Muy cuidada estampa a varias tintas. 9 láminas, en distintas tintas, excelentes aguafuertes originales. también texto decorado con bonitas xilografías. Edición única de 180 ejemplares. Perfecto ejemplar con una sublime encuadernación en pergamino decorado con fierros. Lomera con nervios, florones y dos tejuelos. Corte superior dorado. =Salas Barbarillo (1581-1635) fue un escritor fecundo, que cultivó casi todos los géneros. Destacó en particular como novelista, en cuyo oficio mezcló la novela cortesana urbana ambientada en Madrid con elementos picarescos. Pero su obra más famosa es esta novela picaresca, La hija de la Celestina o la ingeniosa Elena (1612), que adopta la forma dialogada y posee una protagonista femenina. En esta obra censura todos los defectos y vicios de su época con gracia y soltura manteniéndose fiel al canon picaresco. Dicen que Molière obtuvo la inspiración basándose en esta obra. Oferta Especial: La librería Balagué Llibrería Antiquaria ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 10% en todo su inventario. All items discounted by 10%. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 800. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        BOLETIN DE LA REAL ACADEMIA DE LA HISTORIA CONMEMORATIVO DEL BICENTENARIO DEL NACIMIENTO DE DON FRANCISCO DE GOYA.

      Vda. Estanislao Maestre., Madrid. 1946 - + numerosas láminas. Textos de F.J. Sánchez Cantón, M. Gómez Moreno, V. Castañeda, F. De Llanos y Torriglia, A. González Palencia, N. Rivas y El Marqués de Lozoya. CONTRA REEMBOLSO, +5.00€ LIBRO EN ESPANOL

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        U.S.A.: THE 42nd PARALLEL; THE BIG MONEY; [and] NINETEEN NINETEEN (3 Volumes, Slipcased)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Reginald Marsh. The 42nd Parallel is inscribed by Dos Passos on the half title. Octavo. Publisher';s full beige cloth bindings with title and author blocked in red and blue on the upper cover and spines; a bit of sunning to the spines; otherwise a clean copy; housed in publisher';s slipcase with title pastedown; all joints are worn and beginning to separate; nevertheless, the case is holding; digital images can be made available upon request. Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        SAIGOKU SAN-JU^-SAN-SHO JUNREI EMAKI

      1946. [SKETCH TOUR GENRE] NAKAZAWA Hiromitsu, artist. SAIGOKU SAN-JU^-SAN-SHO JUNREI EMAKI. Kyoto, Kanao Bun'endo^, publisher. Sho^wa 21 [1946]. Oblong folio of o^ban size woodblock prints after designs by Hiromitsu, detailing the famous pilgrimage sites (and sights) in western Japan. The blocks were cut by Okada Seijiro^ and the printers were Nishimura Kumakichi and Takagi Kiyomitsu. This portfolio project was initially completed and printed in 1925. This edition, printed from the same blocks at the very end of Kanao's life, was obviously issued as a companion piece to the THIRTY-SIX VIEWS OF OSAKA, which Kanao also published in 1946. The colors of the original 1925 edition were quite a bit more light and "crumbly" than the bolder colors used in this printing, which accord with that used in the Osaka series. (I personally like this bolder approach to Hiromitsu's work.) There are eleven color woodblock printed preliminary pages, a table of contents page, 37 pilgrimage views, a final portrait of Hiromitsu by an artist friend, and eleven typeset caption pages, explaining the pilgrimage sites, (in Japanese). A lovely and very important series of images, produced by the most important publisher of the "sketchtour" genre. A set in very nice condition, bound into the original printed covers (approx. 25 x 36.7 cm). Complete, in a tied chemise case.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Nueva Escuela de Arte del Uruguay

      Ediciones De La Asociacion De Arte Constructivo 1946 - Montevideo,1946. Rústica, 33 x 24cm. Muy buen estado, 16 + (40) pp. ills 4to. Edición trilingüe. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros del Ayer]
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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]
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        The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Seven Parts: La Ballade du Vieux Marin en Sept Parties

      hardcover. French translation by Guy Levis Mano side by side with the english version. 22 dramatic illustrations in black & white by Mario Prassinos, 70pp., thin 4to, handsomely rebound in 1/4 black morocco, gilt design of anchors along the spine, marbled boards with the original blue wrs. bound in. Paris: GLM, 1946. Fine. Limited to 695 numbered copies.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        The History of the 380th Bomb Group (H) AAF Affectionately Known as The Flying Circus, November 1942-September 1945

      NY: Commanday Roth (printed by), 1946. 1st printing. Good/no dust jacket, hinges partially cracked, wear to extremities. 190 p., photos, illus, roster, 4to, uncommon WWII Pacific theater B- 24 unit;

      [Bookseller: Barbarossa Books Ltd.]
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        Calendar of Twelve Travelers through the Pass of the North

      El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1946. 1st, sm. folio in tan cloth, no dj. Ltd. #64/365 SIGNED by Lea, president of El Paso Electric Company (who sponsored the book) Eric Will, and (in rear) by Hertzog. Vg-; covers are a little sunned and soiled, and very slightly bowed. There is an owner's name stamp on the blank page before the half-title. Please be aware that shipping this large item will require extra charges above our standard rate.. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Illus. by Tom Lea.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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        André Gide de face *

      Lacourière, Paris 1946. - Eau-forte originale 13 x 17, en 1er état signé, titré et justifié d'essai à l'encre noire et à la mine de plomb avec mention "bonne à tirer" sur japon nacré 28 x 26, tirée à quelques exemplaires seulement. On joint à notre épreuve de premier tirage une du second, après le cuivre coupé au format de 14 x 10, tirage non précisé sur vergé ancien au format de 38 x 27, signé, justifié "2e état" et légendé à l'encre noire. Les 80 exemplaires de tête de "Thésée", paru la suivante année chez Ides & Calendes, ont pour frontispice cette eau-forte. De la collection de Pierre Cailler.[Lioré & Cailler 1115]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Portrait photograph of W. E.B. Du Bois

      New York, july 18, 1946 - (DUBOIS, W.E.B) Reproduced in PORTRAITS from this print. 25.3 x 18.s cm. (9-7/8 x 7-3/8 inches). Gelatin silver print, half-length, frontal view. Atelier stamped on verso, with notations in ink giving the subject of the photograph, the date, the number of the negative ("VIII CC 6"), and indications to the printer for enlargement. Provenance: The estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant and executor of Van Vechten's photography estate and the compiler of PORTRAITS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CARL VAN VECHTEN (1978)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        DAVE DAWSON AT TRUK: The War Adventure Series#15 in Color Dustjacket with 2 Pilots with Headgear & Goggles NEAR OCEAN WITH 2 AIRPLANES IN AIR. Halfway across the Pacific, in Pursuit of the Boldest & Most Daring Of Nippon’s Spies,Excirting & True to Fact,

      CROWN PUBLISHERS, NY 1946 - HBDJ, 1946, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Pre-text Lists thru this Title , As well as Back DJ which Lists 17 Titles thru this one. GOOD+/GOOD, AS-IS, Bound in textured green cloth boards with spine titles stamped in black. Light edgewear, lower corners rubbed, slight bumps at the head and heel of the spine. The paper shows mild toning but is not brittle. Hinges solid; binding square. The dust wrapper has moderate edgewear and rubbing, with small chips at the edges, more so at the heel than elsewhere. No tape. Back DJ Light soil. Wear & tiny Chips Tears Edges,Tiny chips Tears wear Spine DJ Ends, Interior Nice, Tight clean Light Were FOX & TONING THRUOUT, 243 pgs, NO ADS IN BACK, DJ has small creases Wear tiny Chips Tears Edges, Green Textured ClothTitled in Red on Spine Cvr, , Adventures in World War II of American DAVE DAWSON & His English Friend Freddy Farmer, ,When the 2 were sent Home were sent Home From Europe just Before the Invasion of Continent seemed Aout to Start, they Felt Almost as if They had been Cashiered, But that Feeling Lasted Only Until They overheard a Conversation in a California Crop Picker’s Shack & Stumbled Upon Plans for Biggest Coup Japanese Intelligence had Yet Attempted. Before they were Thru the 2 Aces, descending Once More into the shadow of Death, had chased Jap Rats all over the Pacific. Famous Naval Victory at Turk. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bluff Park Rare Books]
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        Gleiche Pflicht - gleiches Recht. Frauenstimmrecht Ja. Siebdruck.

      Basel, Wassermann, 1946 - 128 x 90,5 cm, Zustand B 1200 gr.

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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      Works Publishing 1946 - First edition, 9th printing of the Alcoholics Anonymous book. Blue boards in good++ condition. The gilt lettering on the top of the book spine is wearing off with only the "lcho" and the "Anonym" legible. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Dust jacket is in fair+ condition. It shows chips along the lower and upper edges with the heaviest wear along the top. There closed tears along the top and one small piece of the spine missing. It is approximately 1/2 from the top and 1/2 in size and shape. Evidence of yellowing and aging. Dust jacket should be considered fragile. We have it in a protective mylar cover. We can send photos is there any question about the condition of either the book or the jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Books]
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        Meurtre à La Havane *

      Sans nom ni lieu ni date ni rien. - Broché sur double agrafe parisienne (provinciale) argentée au format de 30 x 23, couverture titrée main. Plats insolés avec plis et débuts de déchirure, petit manque angulaire sans atteinte au texte sur deux pages, tranches brunies. Tapuscrit original de 139 pages, contenant de nombreuses corrections mineures, de ce roman policier publié en 1946 par la SEPE dans sa collection "Le Bandeau Noir", qui eut le mérite d'accueillir deux oeuvres de Léo Malet. Il s'agit donc bien de sa traduction (anonyme) en langue française.(Bisceglia 44) Image visible sur site céleste.

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        PRAIRIE WINGS. Pen and Camera Flight Studies. Limited Edition. With Original Signed Etching by Richard E. Bishop

      New York:: Ducks Unlimited,, 1946. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED BY EDGAR M. QUEENY AND RICHARD E. BISHOP ON COLOPHON PAGE without personalization. A Near Fine hardback First Edition LIMITED TO 225 SIGNED COPIES. THIS IS No. 71 WITH AN ORIGINAL SIGNED ETCHING "THEY'RE OFF" BY RICHARD E. BISHOP. Binding is full brown leather with dark brown lettering spine and front cover, gilt medallion front cover, top edge gilt. Minimal sun spine. In Very Good++ original brown cloth covered slipcase with wear. 4to. 256 pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        LE GRAZIE. Carme.:

      Collezione del Bibliofilo, marzo, Torino 1946 - (Codice EK0326) In 4º (35x25,5 cm) 66(2) pp. Edizione d'arte tirata in 175 esemplari numerati, il nostro è il n. 113 dei 150 corredati con 3 litografie originali in nero di Felice Casorati. Edizione a quartini sciolti, su carta distinta avorio delle cartiere Binda. Nota di Guido Hess. Grandi margini, testo in nero con titoletti in celeste. Cartella editoriale a bandelle ripiegate, marca tipografica in rosa alla copertina, lievi tracce d'uso al dorso. Interno e tavole in ottimo stato. Euro 1200 ~ Ottime condizioni e descrizioni accurate. Dettagli extra su richiesta. Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Fine conditions or described meticulously. Upon request more pictures and book description in English. All books are in stock ~

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        OUTLAW OF THE LOWEST PLANET

      London: Grey Walls Press (1946). 1st edition, full dark gray cloth, with printed dust jacket. Specially inscribed and signed by Patchen in year of publication to his friend, the artist Arthur Sturcke, on the FEP. The inscription reads: "for Arthur / on his birthday: 1946 / with all the respectful & affectionate / good wishes of Miriam & Kenneth" in blue fountain pen ink. Additionally laid in is the back half of an envelope showing Patchen's address in Connecticut. Considering the inscription, and the closeness of their association, this was likely a birthday gift from the Patchens to Sturcke. The text of this collection was selected and introduced by David Gascoyne, and includes a preface by Alex Comfort. There was not a US edition of this title. A lovely association copy between these two artists and friends, in fine condition. Signed copies of this title are very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        L' enfant de la haute mer *

      Gallimard, Paris 1946. - Broché 35 x 26, couverture illustrée rempliée, double emboîtage vert avec pièce de titre à la chemise. L'un des 395 exemplaires numérotés sur Rives. Élégant ouvrage imprimé en 2 couleurs, avec cadres typographiques et belles marges, du plus beau des contes de l'auteur qui figure en titre de ce recueil de huit histoires. Toutes baignent dans une atmosphère délicieusement onirique, prolongée par les délicates compositions de Pierre Roy - un indépendant oublié du surréalisme, étiquette qu'il ne revendiquait d'ailleurs pas - que l'artiste trouvait cependant décevantes "Assez mal tiré en ce qui concerne les lithos. Mais chez tous les imprimeurs quels qu'ils soient, tout travail est baclé". (Musée de beaux-Arts, Nantes 1994) Image visible sur site céleste.

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        Malatesta *

      Marguerat, Lausanne 11.1946. - Broché, couverture crème (tabac pour l'édition ordinaire) imprimée rempliée. Non coupé. Bel exemplaire de luxe, ayant échappé à la numérotation. et à la lecture. Enlevez un zéro pour un vélin. Édition originale. L'un des 10 exemplaires de tête hors commerce (a)numérotés sur Vergé fin blanc, après 2000 vélin.

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        THE HISTORIES Translated Into Modern Greek Volume A [&] Volume B

      Oxford University Press, 1946.. 2 vols. 1st edn 2nd imp. Tall 8vo. Original gilt lettered vellum-backed red cloth, top edges gilt (some light marks to spines - otherwise near Fine). Pp. xix + 363 [&] iv + 304, illus with b&w frontispieces (some spotting to front and rear endpapers; Harrow School prize plates on front paste-downs; no inscriptions). [Modern Greek text]. .

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        President Harry Truman Seeks Support For His Civil Rights Legislation

      "Our goal should be the protection and security that can be given all our people under a civil rights program designed to meet the needs of our times."& Harry S. Truman was the first President of the United States in the 20th century to take action on civil rights because of moral imperative. In 1946, he named a President's Committee on Civil Rights, which in late 1947 presented him with a report that was radical for its time. Truman embraced, rather than shyed away from, its contents. Just a few months later, in February 1948, in an election year when his position would surely cost him more votes than he could hope to gain, Truman sent the first Special Message to Congress to deal specifically with civil rights. He wrote Congress that his first goal "is to secure fully our essential human rights. I am now presenting to the Congress my recommendations for legislation to carry us forward toward that goal...We shall not, however, finally achieve the ideals for which this Nation was founded so long as any American suffers discrimination as a result of his race, or religion, or color, or the land of origin of his forefathers...We cannot be satisfied until all our people have equal opportunities for jobs, for homes, for education, for health, and for political expression, and until all our people have equal protection under the law." A Gallup poll indicated that a majority of the American people opposed Truman's civil rights proposals. This was especially so in the South, where opposition arose that resulted in Strom Thurmond running for President as a Dixiecrat, with the aim of taking enough votes from Truman to make the south the swing bloc and be in a position to dictate civil rights policy. Congress balked at passing the measures Truman sought.& On July 26, 1948, after forcing a pro-civil rights platform on a hesitating Democratic National Convention, Truman issued executive orders desegregating the armed forces and ending discrimination in the Federal work force. This was a major victory for civil rights advocates. In the election in November, Truman won but barely avoided finding the Dixiecrats as kingmakers, which would have derailed hopes for civil rights at the time. After his inauguration in 1949, Truman remained dedicated to his civil rights program; but while he could issue executive orders and make discrimination-free appointments (naming the first black Federal judge, William Hastie, that year), he was unable to get Congress to pass civil rights legislation. He began looking for support everywhere he could.& Typed Letter Signed as President, Washington, March 20, 1949, to New York State Supreme Court judge Meier Steinbrink, chairman of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. That organization had taken a strong civil rights stand and given Truman an award for promoting democracy. "I am sincerely grateful to have been selected as the recipient of the America's Democratic Legacy Award, given annually by your distinguished organization...I am aware of the vigorous educational program and the practical efforts by your organization to foster an understanding of democratic rights and responsibilities. Your definition of America's democratic legacy is admirable. It is indeed a force in the hearts and minds of the people. Our goal should be the protection and security that can be given all our people under a civil rights program designed to meet the needs of our times. Such a program I have placed before Congress...In the effort to have it translated into law, I shall look forward to the support of organizations such as yours."& Truman never did manage to get a civil rights program through Congress, though his Supreme Court appointees began making important rulings finding that the "separate but equal" premise of segregation was a farce and thus chipping away at segregation itself. Shortly before leaving office, Truman's Justice Department filed an amicus brief in Brown vs Board of Education, advocating an end to segregation in schools. A year after he left office, the Supreme Court supported that position by forcing desegregation, in one of the most important cases it ever adjudicated. It would take until 1964 for Congress to act.

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        Written on the Wind (Signed First Edition)

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket has a dampstain at the bottom rear flap, visible mainly at the verso, book not affected. Basis for the 1956 film classic directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone. Extremely scarce in any condition. In a custom clamshell box.

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        La Ingeniosa Elena. Hija De Celestina. Novela Picaresca Del Siglo XVII. Ahora Nuevamente Impresa. Prólogo Con Notas Biográficas y Versión Moderna De Fernando Gutiérrez. Decorado Con Nueve Aguafuertes y Varias Xilografías De Pedro Riu.

      Horta, Barcelona 1946 - 142pp. en papel de hilo superior. Muy cuidada estampa a varias tintas. 9 láminas, coloreadas a mano, excelentes aguafuertes originales, cada uno firmado a mano por el artista. También texto decorado con bonitas xilografías, todas iluminadas a mano a varias tintas. Edición única de 180 ejemplares, el nuestro de la tirada de 10 ejemplares de artista, con un primer estado de cada plancha en negro, un segundo estado en sanguina, el estado definitivo de cada una a distinto color, y una punta seca inédita, firmada a mano por Riu. También en nuestro ejemplar un dibujo original del artista firmado. Perfecto ejemplar con una sublime encuadernación en pergamino. Lomera con florones a dos tintas. Corte superior dorado. =Salas Barbarillo (1581-1635) fue un escritor fecundo, que cultivó casi todos los géneros. Destacó en particular como novelista, en cuyo oficio mezcló la novela cortesana urbana ambientada en Madrid con elementos picarescos. Pero su obra más famosa es esta novela picaresca, La hija de la Celestina o la ingeniosa Elena (1612), que adopta la forma dialogada y posee una protagonista femenina. En esta obra censura todos los defectos y vicios de su época con gracia y soltura manteniéndose fiel al canon picaresco. Dicen que Molière obtuvo la inspiración basándose en esta obra. Oferta Especial: La librería Balagué Llibrería Antiquaria ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 10% en todo su inventario. All items discounted by 10%. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 1500. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tierephotographie

      [Hamburg]: Willy Lange, 1946. A very good copy in hand-titled screwbound boards; photographs in lovely condition throughout.. Unpublished maquette. Screwbound thick quarto. Introductory typed text. With 64 beautiful vintage gelatin photographs, 6 3/4 X 9, of animal portraits printed on Agfa-Bovira paper. The images were shot at German zoological gardens in Hamburg, Dresden, and Köln, either during or directly after the war. Lange was a well-known German landscape architect and was working on this book with the hope of securing a German publisher. In the end, the book was never published and this maquette was brought to the United States by an associate of Lange's, where it remained unpublished.

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        NORTH & SOUTH

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1946. First Edition. cloth. There is some light offsetting to the title page from a previously laid in newspaper clipping, but it has very little detrimental effect on Bishop's writing. The dustwrapper is complete but for a small jagged chip at the top front panel near the spine and minor chipping at the spine tips. There is also a closed tear and resulting crease at the bottom of the rear panel. Near Fine in an about Very Good dustwrapper and scarce when signed. Her first book, of which only 1000 copies were printed. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page: "Best wishes to Varujan Boghosian - from/Elizabeth Bishop/October 11th, 1973/Hanover." Varujan Boghosian was an art professor at Dartmouth best known for his constructions.

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        Pantouns malais *

      P. Cailler, Vésenaz près Genève 1946. - En feuilles sous cartable demi parchemin à attaches 40 x 30. L'un des 8 exemplaires hors commerce, celui-ci numérotés sur Marais pur fil et signé par l'éditeur. Séduisant et rare album, au tirage total de 38 exemplaires.L'illustration se compose de 5 images oniriques hors texte figurant des belles et de 6 petites vignettes.Tout exemplaire qui n'en possède pas autant est incomplet.

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        OPTIK. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR DAS GESAMTE GEBIET DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN UND ANGEWANDTEN OPTIK. VOLUMES 1-8 & 11

      Stuttgart: Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft., 1946. ... 7 VOLUMES... Volume 1-2: [492, 456pp], 1946-47... Volume 3-4: [560, 480pp], 1948-49... Volume 5-6: [575, viii, 384pp], 1949-50... Volume 7-8: [viii, 335, 572pp], 1950-51... Volume 9: [viii, 568pp], 1952... Volume 10: [xi, 608pp], 1953... Volume 11: [viii, 580pp], 1954... Dark green cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine... Text in German... Illustrated with B/W plates, photographs, diagrams, graphs, etc... SCARCE... "Journal of the entire field of light and electron optics"... Multiple volumes, additional shipping and handling will apply.... Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Le rêve de Marc *

      Ides et Calendes, Neuchâtel et Paris 25.4.1946. - Broché, couverture colorée illustrée rempliée. Rarissime ouvrage commémoratif publié à la Saint Marc pour le cinquième anniversaire d'Ides & Calendes, un poème de sept quatrains soigneusement imprimé en noir dans un semis d'étoiles rouges. Il est plus que probable que les 57 exemplaires annoncés furent aquarellés par André Rosselet, maquettiste et illustrateur maison qui avait déjà enluminé les 19551 planches des "Noces" de Ramuz parues en 1943 chez le même éditeur. Joint une carte de voeux signée des Strawinsky, reprenant le motif de couverture, imprimée à l'adresse du "Pré de l'or" à Genève. Rafraîchissant petit ensemble mi russe mi suisse. Édition originale. L'un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Ingres, après 7 Hollande, seuls tirages.

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        LITTLE FUR FAMILY

      1946. 1. BROWN,MARGARET WISE. LITTLE FUR FAMILY. NY:Harper Bros 1946. 16mo, 3x5" BOUND IN REAL FUR, and complete with pictorial box with circular cut-out in the bear's stomach through which the fur protrudes. Book is fine, box is lightly browned with some mends and rubbing. First edition. Illustrated by GARTH WILLIAMS with full and partial page color illustrations.

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        Synodo Diocesana, .

      - Leclerq 1946; Medina 1210; Palau 325995-325996; Sabin 11036 (2nd work only). Two beautiful colonial imprints from Lima, Peru, bound together in one volume, containing interesting accounts of two synods held in Santiago, the capital of Chile, in 1688 and 1763. The Synod of 1688 was organized by the Bishop of Santiago, Don Bernardo Carrasco y Saavedra, and that of 1763 by Bishop Dr Don Manuel de Alday y Aspee. The description of the Synod of 1688 was first printed in Lima in 1690. That of 1763 is printed here for the first time and the two works were apparently designed for publication together, though they name different printing offices (they are often found bound together).The accounts give detailed information on both ecclesiastical matters and daily life in colonial Chile, including the text of the constitution outlining the rules of the Catholic Church. The accounts also describe a variety of cultural events such as dances, bullfights and games.

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