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        The Just Vengeance: The Lichfield Festival Play for 1946

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd.; London: J & W Chester, Ltd., 1946. With The Just Vengeance: A Festival Passion Play. Chorus Part. 2 volumes, octavo and quarto. Original black cloth, spine lettered in pale green, with dust jacket. Chorus Part in original grey/green paper wrappers, front wrapper lettered in black. Dust jacket chipped at spine and corners, spine and margins a little tannned, a few small crumples and one chip to back wrapper, small black ink stains to inside of front wrapper, light foxing to title page, both still excellent copies. First editions. Chorus Part inscribed on title page by Dorothy L. Sayers.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lord Weary's Castle

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1946. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 69 pp., 8vo. The second edition, published a year after the first. With a very interesting autograph letter (c. 100 words, signed), thanking Miss Mary Taylor Moore of Greensboro, North Carolina for sending him significant documents relating to his mother's family. Written from Lowell's office as Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress, the letter reads, in part, "Your documents came at the right time...the lady who fell off the cliff was my great aunt...Mother remembers her well, and how she used to tell fanciful stories. I'm so glad that you thought of sending all this to me..." and concludes, "Tomorrow I finish my one year job here--a great flurry of packing, farewells and arrivals." Lowell writes his address at the top of the sheet as "Lowell/Lib. of Congress/Washington, D.C." and gives the date as "Sep. 15" (the recipient has added in pencil the year, 1948). Written on one half of an 8.5 x 11 in. sheet (now evenly tanned), the letter was originally folded twice to fit in an envelope; the blank half of the sheet has been taped to the front free endsheet of the book, and the tape has yellowed (also taped to the blank half of the sheet is the address, in Lowell's hand, clipped from the envelope). The written portion, however, is entirely free from tape and in very good condition save for a vertical fold in the center. The book itself has Miss Moore's ownership signature on front pastedown, and light tanning to pages, otherwise very good in a darkened and edgeworn jacket. Family history was a preoccupation of Lowell's that played an extremely important role in his poetry, especially in the early years, making this an especially fascinating document of personal and professional import.

      [Bookseller: Passages Bookshop]
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        Trouble Follows Me

      Dodd, Mead & Company, New York 1946 - Publisher's grey cloth with black Red Badge Detective logo on the front board and black lettering on the spine; this original hardcover binding is clean, tight, and square. The interior is clean except for previous owner's small bookplate on the front fly. The text is clean and unmarked. The dustjacket remains unclipped ($2.00) and is bright and attractive with chipping at the spine ends and along the upper edge as well as rubbing to the folds; the front panel is attractive and the jacket generally presents well under fresh archival mylar. NOT ex-library. A clean, tight copy in a nice, unrestored example of the rare McMillen designed jacket. Millar's second novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gunn Books]
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        The Garden

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1946. Octavo. Original tan buckram, titles and illustration to upper board and spine gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Vignettes throughout. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. One of 750 numbered copies printed on handmade paper and signed by Sackville-West. A long poetical sequence on the author's favourite subject, beautifully produced.

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        Autograph letter draft.

      N. p., 24. III. 1946. - 8vo. 1 p. On the reverse of a letter addressed to him: "Going to Manselin (about 20) We are soldiers but are all lovers of Indian freedom. | B | I am glad to hear that. For so far you have been instrumental in the suppression of that freedom. What did they do in Jallianwala Bagh? Do you know the meaning? Have you been there? | S | Oh, yes, but those days are past. Those people were water frozen in the well. We have seen the world. Our eyes are opened. | G | I know this. That is how it should be. | S | What would be our future when we fear Indian freedom?" - Somewhat wrinkled and dust-soiled; small pinhead-sized holes on top.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Road to Serfdom, The [Signed]

      London: George Routledge , 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Seventh Impression (February 1946) of Hayek's classic account of the perils of state control, with a note signed by the economist and political philosopher laid in. Tall, slim 8vo: viii,184pp. Publisher's coarsely woven French blue cloth, spine lettered in black; pale yellow dust jacket printed in red and black, priced 6s. Square, tight binding, spine and board edges faded, text bright and unmarked, overall Near Fine in a Very Good or better example of the extremely fragile jacket, edge worn (affecting none of the lettering) and spotted, spine panel toned with the fugitive red lettering faded (but legible). Hayek's signature in blue ink appears on the verso of a typed letter, dated "22.1.85," sent to Hayek by a German student in Sinzig, in the Rhineland, requesting his autograph. The letter has been torn in half, retaining only the signature and an attached photo of Hayek printed on glossy paper. First published in Britain, by Routledge, in March 1944, where it became surprisingly popular, prompting Hayek to call it "that unobtainable book." Its genesis was a memorandum Hayek wrote in the late 1930s for William Beveridge, then director of the London School of Economics, protesting against the frequent depiction of Nazism and fascism as forms of capitalism. "He viewed them as collectivist systems, much closer to Soviet communism than to anything in the USA or Britain. . . . Hayek was induced to expand it [the memorandum] as a tract for a wider market by his alarm at the number of well-intentioned English writers who naïvely wished to continue wartime planning systems to direct the economy for conscious purposes in times of peace. He saw such centralized control as a threat not only to prosperity but to freedom. . . . The Road to Serfdom was far and away the most eloquent and straightforward statement of his political and economic outlook that Hayek ever achieved." (ODNB) The title was inspired by the French classical liberal thinker Alexis de Tocqueville's writings on the "road to servitude." Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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      Paris: , 1946. Image size: 26.2 x 11.2 cm. Sheet size: 33.4 x 25.3 cm Original lithograph on Chine appliqué on wove support with ram's head watermark. Excellent condition. Presented in a handmade white gold leaf frame with UV glass. One of 5 proofs aside from the edition of 12. Inscribed in pencil lower left epreuve d' artist and signed by Matisse.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Degas et son oeuvre. Etudes et documents par P. Brame et C.M. de Hauke

      Paris: Brame & de Hauke, 1946 . Bound, Cloth, Blue with dusjackets, Exemplaire numerote sur arches.(1030 ex.) 1466 items catalogued and illustrated in b/w. - Tome 1. Jeunesse de Degas, ses premières oeuvres, voyages en Italie 1853-1858. 282 pp., - Tomes 2 et 3. Peintures et pastels. Notices et reproductions 1853-1908. XIV-840 pp., Tome 4. Table des illustrations du tome 1. 150 pp. Catalogue raisonné -total 4 volumes in fine condition !

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        Degas Et Son Oeuvre

      Paris: Arts et Metiers Graphiques, 1946. First edition. Boards. Orig. blue gray boards in matching portfolios. Fine in near fine slipcases, one slightly chipped and bruised. 4 vols./No Dust Jacket. Degas, Edgar. 4to, 33 x 25 cm. More than 1500 illustrations, plus photos and two facsimile pages. Comprehensive Catalogue Raisonne, the standard work on Degas. Limited edition, copy 665 of 980. The first volume presents biographical data, and critical reviews. Volumes 2-3 are annotated catalogues of his oeuvre, a total of 1466 works. The last volume, "Tables," printed in red and black is a compilation of indices covering subject themes and illustrations. Internally very fresh, clean and bright. Ex-library with stamps inside front, rear covers, and top edges. FREITAG 2165.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        L'instant fatal, en six poèmes de Raymond Queneau et seize cuivres de Mario Prassinos

      Sans lieu: Aux nourritures terrestres, 1946. Livre. Illus. by Mario Passinos. Très bon. En Feuilles. Edition originale. Grand In-4. Sans lieu, Aux nourritures terrestres, 1946. 33,5 x 26,5 cm, grand in-4, 22 ff. n. ch. - 15 planches hors texte gravées sur cuivre, en feuilles sous couverture blanche rempliée ornée au premier plat d'un seizième cuivre portant le titre, chemise ornée sur les deux plats d'un décor macabre en or par Mario Prassinos, étui noir bordé de rouge. Edition originale des poèmes de Queneau et premier tirage des cuivres de Mario Prassinos. Tirage à 250 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 215 exemplaires sur papier pur chiffon de Lana contenant une SUITE en premier état des 15 gravures hors texte (n° 205). Parfaite alchimie entre les poèmes de Queneau et les macabres gravures de Prassinos. Quelques rares rousseurs éparses, bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 9351).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Historic Roads to Romance. California's Southern Empire Tourist Paradise

      Roads to Romance Assn.. Copyright 1946.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 22 x 33 inches on sheet size 24 x 38 inches. Light wear to edges, very light stain to lower left edge (outside map area); overall very good condition. This is the large unfolded poster format of a bird's eye view style map by Claude G. Putnam that is usually found folded into a pamphlet. The colorful design highlights missions and other historical places, contemporary places and events in the region which includes San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Diego County, and Imperial County. Features an attractive border with vignette illustrations. .

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        SELECTED ESSAYS 1917-1932. Inscribed

      New York: Harcort Brace and Company [1946], 1946 Eliot, T. S. SELECTED ESSAYS 1917-1932. New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1932 [1946.] 8vo., 415pp. full navy cloth gilt title on spine. First edition, eighth printing of May, 1946: printing code [h.5.46] on copyright page. Presentation Copy, inscribed by Eliot in dark blue fountain pen. who has crossed out his name at the top of the title page & written: "Inscribed for / Victor Morrison / by T. S. Eliot / 14.v.47." Counter-signed by the recipient on the front flyleaf dated "Princeton, March 1947." Eliot would win the Nobel Prize in 1948. Gilt dulled somewhat as usual (but still very readable), else a tight, sound, very good copy with a couple of spots to the cloth, showing light use, in a very good or better supplied dustwrapper. Contains: The Tradition of Individual Talent / The Function of Criticism / A Dialogue on Dramatic Poetry / Seneca in Elizabethan Translation / Christopher Marlowe / Hamlet / Ben Johnson / Thomas Middleton / William Blake / Baudelaire & much more. A very nice example. Bookseller Inventory # 32243 . Signed by Author. First Edition, Eigth Printing.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Artificial Kidney (Signed)

      Kampen, Holland: J.H. Kok, 1946. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Softcover in original wrappers. 8vo. Special limited edition volume prepared for the private use of the author for distribution to his friends and colleagues. This copy SIGNED by Kolff in New York City to a fellow doctor, then at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, later in private practice in Beverly Hills. Signature begins on paste-down wrapper and runs over onto title page. Slight damage to very top of spine, and some light mottling to front wrap. Book is otherwise crisp and clean, with many photos, diagrams, and one folding plate. Kolff has been dubbed the Father of Artificial Organs and is regarded as one of the luminaries of twentieth-century medicine. Scarce. 92 pp.

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        JOURNAL LITTERAIRE. FRAGMENT - 1946. Avec des eaux-fortes de Digimont

      Paris: L'Originale imprimee par Daragnes pour le librarie Richard Anacréon, 1946 Leautaud, Paul. JOURNAL LITTERAIRE. FRAGMENT - 1946. Avec des eaux-fortes de Digimont. Paris: L'Originale imprimee par Daragnes pour le librarie Richard Anacréon et tirée a seulment 70 examplaires. Un des ex. num. sur vélin de Rives. Edition illustrée de 4 eaux-fortes originales assez de Digimont dont 3 hors-texte. Rare.. 1st Edition. Illus. by Andre Digimont.

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      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1946 First Edition of Ross Macdonald's second book, a well-received mystery/spy thriller. A fine copy in beige cloth, black titles to the spine in a bright, fresh neatly price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper, with some light edgewear, some rubs at the heel and crown of the spine and two tiny chips on the back panel. 8vo. 206 pp. Also published in 1950 as Night Train by Lion Books in paperback.. 1st Edition.

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        Kometjakten [Comet in Moominland] Mumintrollet på kometjakt, Kometen Kommer

      Published Helsingfors Söderström & Co., Förlagsaktiebolag First Edition 1946. First edition in publisher's original colour illustrated card wrap covers [softback]. 8vo. 8½'' x 6''. Contains 179 printed pages of text with full-page and part-page monochrome illustrations throughout. The card covering the spine has been neatly repaired and has 20 mm pieces missing to the spine ends, light creasing to the card covers with rubbing to the the over lapping edges, the last couple of illustrations have the added extra of a little pink pencil colouring, nothing to offensive. An earlier story, The Moomins and The Great Flood exists, but Comet in Moominland is often seen as the first novel in the series as it introduces many of the main characters, like Snufkin and the Snork Maiden, and is set in Moominvalley. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (Original Film Pressbook)

      Los Angeles: Paramount, 1946. Original pressbook for the classic 1946 film noir, "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers," directed by Lewis Milestone, based on the Oscar-nominated story "Love Lies Bleeding" by John Patrick (credited here as Jack Patrick). Written for the screen by Robert Rossen and an uncredited Robert Riskin. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, and Kirk Douglas. A man (Van Heflin) returns to his childhood home, stirring up buried secrets and forgotten passions involving a powerful businesswoman (Barbara Stanwyck) and her alcoholic husband (Kirk Douglas). 30 pages, saddle stitched, 12 1/4 x 15 inches. & & Very Good condition. Wrappers are moderately soiled, with some separation at the hinge fold, the bottom quarter of which has been neatly repaired with cello tape; one other cello tape repair to a chip at the fore-edge of the front wrapper. Closed one inch tear to front wrapper edge. Faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. Selby 393. Silver and Ward, pp. 266-268.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        El Alamein to the River Sangro

      Germany: Printing and Stationery Services, British Army of the Rhine, , 1946. [Together with;] Normandy to the Baltic. 2 volumes octavo. Original blue sand-grain paper and red sand-grain cloth respectively, titles gilt to spine and upper boards, 21 Army Group flash to the upper boards in blue and gilt. First-named with coloured map frontispiece and 16 coloured folding maps, the second with coloured map frontispiece and 49 folding maps and diagrams. El Alamein … slightly rubbed on the boards, and with some careful restoration at the spine and to the hinges, Normandy … sunned and a little creased at the spine, but overall very good pair. True first editions, published by the British Forces in Germany at the end of the war, both volumes inscribed "To: Alan Cunningham with my best wishes Montgomery of Alamein Field-Marshal, June 1946." An extremely interesting association. Cunningham had served with distinction in the First World War, MC, DSO, and five times Mentioned in Dispatches, and as General Officer Commanding East Africa during the campaign to reconquer Abyssinia he "showed himself a brilliant, daring leader, moving with astonishing speed and achieving startling results …Thrusting into Somaliland, Cunningham captured Mogadishu on 25 February, and by using seaports as supply bases, reached Harar a month later, having advanced 1000 miles. He then turned on Addis Ababa, which fell on 5 April. In two months he and his men had covered 1700 miles, liberated nearly 400,000 square miles of country, and taken 50,000 prisoners, all at the cost of 500 casualties …Italian East Africa had been conquered in four months. Cunningham was appointed both CB and KCB in the same year" (ODNB). Later in 1941 he was chosen by Sir Claude Auchinleck to command the Eighth Army in the Western Desert, where his lack of "experience of the pell-mell style of desert fighting practised by Rommel, [meant that he]was unable to control such fast-moving operations", leading to the failure of Operation Crusader. He was dismissed, and returned to England. Following the war Cunningham was appointed High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief Palestine and High Commissioner Transjordan, positions that he held until the British hand-over in 1948, filling them with considerable dignity, being described by the distinguished Middle Eastern scholar Wm. Roger Louis as 'a remarkable proconsul'. His tenure was however greatly complicated by his late successor i/c Eighth Army; "From June 1946 through the end of the Mandate the position of Chief of Imperial General Staff was held by … Montgomery, who had a difficult relationship with Cunningham. The discord between [them] stemmed from two factors. The first was the dissonance between a civilian outlook and a military outlook. Cunningham understood his role first and foremost as the head of civilian government in the country, the success of which could be judged by the welfare of its citizens … In contrast, Montgomery believed that the proper response to force was even greater force" (Miller, Britain, Palestine and Empire: The Mandate Years, p183) The other factor was perhaps the more powerful, and that was Montgomery's judgement of Cunningham's ability as a soldier; "Even before the Second World War had come to an end, Montgomery … had already written the history of the 8th Army … In this story there was no room for the founder of the 8th Army or for others … for that matter. The most coverage that such figures received was a description of their mistakes and their weaknesses. During the period … 1946-1948, Montgomery did not hesitate to tell anyone who would listen who he was, and, most importantly, who Sir Alan Cunningham was: a loser unable to move from defence to offence, who was removed from duty in the midst of battle." So here we have Monty's own account of his commands during the Second World War, presented rather cooly to a skilled soldier, one of his predecessors with the 8th Army, and a man whose reputation he was doing all he could to undermine.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [The Gormenghast trilogy:]

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode,, 1946–59. Titus Groan; Gormenghast; Titus Alone. 3 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spines gilt. With the Peake designed dust jackets. Volume I: cloth rubbed with some wear at corners and ends of spine, some small spots to cloth and edges of text block. A very good copy in the rubbed and partially tanned jacket with some nicks and closed tears along the folds, and a triangular closed tear to the lower panel. Volume II: Bookseller's ticket to front free endpaper. Some scuffs to upper board, spine faded. An excellent copy in the rubbed and toned jacket with some chips and nicks and considerable wear along the spine folds. Volume III: Spine rolled, a little spotting to edges of text block. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with slightly toned spine panel. First editions, first impressions. The first volume, Titus Groan, is a a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Eddie with best wishes from Mervyn, March – 1946". The recipient was likely literary patron Sir Edward Marsh, who had known Peake since the 1930s, assisted with the manuscript of some of the author's poems in 1938, and owned an oil painting and three drawings by Peake. The correct first issue of the first volume with the correct binding and dust jacket.

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        Winston S. Churchill Engraved in Mezzotint from the Painting

      London, The Times Publishing Company,, 1946. Reproduced by The Times with the permission of Lady Birley and the Speaker House of Commons. 650 × 480 mm. Photography & Art An excellent clean copy, in a contemporary frame with minor damage, remains highly attractive. Issued in a limited edition of 325, signed in pencil by the engraver. Birley was probably the leading portraitist of his day, after his first royal commission in 1928, a portrait of George VI for the National Museum of Wales, he painted "virtually every member of the royal family including Queen Mary and George VI, and Queen Elizabeth, Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip." (ODNB) He made four portraits of Churchill, the present one being the first, which was commissioned for the House of Commons. Birley and Churchill became good friends, with the artist encouraging the politician's efforts and accompanying him on painting jaunts to the South of France. The portrait has been worked in colour mezzotint by Lawrence Josset, who, in his obituary by the print-maker Anthony Dyson, was described as "a magnificent anachronism." Josset "like his great 18th- and 19th-century predecessors …made his living as a reproductive mezzotint engraver. He, like his artistic forebears, used this most demanding of techniques to reproduce original paintings with astounding faithfulness; but, while the engravers of earlier times had no alternative, Josset furthered the great tradition of reproductive engraving in an age when the camera had all but eclipsed the craft." The plate for his mezzotint of Annigoni's portrait of the Queen, also published by the Times Publishing Company and hand-printed in colour, was "estimated to be the result of six months' labour, and that the arduous process of inking and printing in colour meant that only two impressions could be made in a day." (The Independent, 27 May, 1995)

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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

      [Bookseller: Livres anciens et modernes Gilles Hassan]
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        The Outsider

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1946. First British edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First British edition. Translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert. First British edition Finely bound in green full boards, with gilt title and decoration to the spine, raised bands, gilt rule on the boards. All edges in gilt and marbled endpapers. A beautiful copy. First published in France in 1942, this is the first publication in English of a classic of existential literature. From the Larry Owens collection.

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      1946. 1. MARIANNA. OLD DOLLS I HAVE MET. F.A.R. Gallery (1946). 8vo (6 1/4 x 9 1/8"), loose in a cloth backed folder, in Fine condition. The limitation states LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY MARIANNA however this copy is not numbered or signed. 10 dolls are featured inside. Each doll has a fabulous full page pochoir (hand-colored through a stencil) illustration facing a full page of text about the doll. The text is in Marianna's hand and text pages are adorned with several smaller color illustrations. Includes a Black doll named gay Delilah from New Orleans, blonde Araminta, native American Laughing Water, the Silent Witness who saw Lee surrender to Grant, and more. This is a particularly charming and a rare Marianna title.

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        Les vers dorés de Pythagore

      Niclaus, 1946. in8 Broché

      [Bookseller: Livre Nomade]
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        Grundlagen des Ländlichen Bauwesens: Typen für Landwirtschaftliche Kleingehöfte. Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Lehrstuhles Ländliches bau-und Siedlungswesen

      Technischer Wiederaufbau Thüringen, Thüringen 1946 - Oblong double elephant folio. 3/4 green cloth over boards. Portfolio of 34 measure designs and drawings of houses, barns, stables, orchards and other assorted buildings. Plans primarily to be used for constructing farm-related buildings. A guide for architects, produced by the Ministry for Land Development. Used for the settling of land and for homesteading. In very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      The Fortune Press, London,, 1946. A novel. Octavoo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge speckled red, others uncut. With the dust jacket probably supplied from another copy (see below). Very minor partial browning to the endpapers, spine rather dull as usual in this issue, boards a little marked and with a very mild strip of fading to the rear. Very good in the exceptionally bright double price-clipped dust jacket with a spot to the lower panel and a few trivial nicks at the corners. First Edition, First Impression, First Binding. The Clodd copy. Several binding variants are recorded for this edition- the present one having primacy. We believe the jacket to have been switched at some stage. From the ghosting to the endpapers concordant with the price-clipping we may presume this to have occurred quite early on. Indeed given the publisher's decidedly haphazard methods of production the possibility exists that the union of jacket and book happened prior to release. Whatever the case Jill in any dust jacket is a very difficult book to find - examples as bright as this are rare.

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        Aperçu sur les conditions de vie et l'état sanitaire du camp de concentration de Ravensbrück (Février-Juillet 1944). Faculté de médecine de Paris. Thèse pour le doctorat en médecine présentée et soutenue le 3 juillet 1946 devant H. Bénard

      Paris, Faculté de Médecine de Paris 1946 In-4, (8) ff., 88 pp., (3) ff. (dont plan du camp de Ravensbrück), broché, texte dactylographié, papier légèrement jauni. Exemplaire comportant un bel envoi autographe à J.N. Amado, célèbre psychiatre et psychanalyste qui épousera lui-même la fille de Jacques Lévy-Valensi, une autre victime des camps. Le texte est d'une beauté effrayante. L'auteur est d'une précision implacable, on peut également parler de document ethnographique et ne se refuse pas à faire passer son ressenti personnel. Déportée à Ravensbruck le 31 janvier 1944 après son arrestation le 20 septembre 1943 comme résistante et alors qu'elle était interne. Elle modifiera complètement sa thèse à son retour pour témoigner de ce qu'elle avait vécue Très bon couverture souple Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        The Stardust Road (1946) (Signed)

      New York: Rinehart & Co., 1946. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard cover, chartreuse boards with black lettering on spine. Some edgewear on boards and spine and very few light stains with discoloration on front and back edges, Very Good - . Former owner's name printed inside front cover, covered by DJ flap. Binding tight. Dust jacket Good has some edgewear with small chips, tear and wrinkles. Mylar protection.156 pages. Pages slightly yellowed but clean. B&W photo illustrations. Not stated but assumed first edition. SIGNED BY AUTHOR/SONGWRITER on free front page in black ink "HOAGY CARMICHAEL". Large signature. Newspaper articles dated 1981 of his obituary included with book. The songwriter tells his life story including his close friendship with Bix Beiderbecke and many other jazz greats. Author wrote the greatest popular song of the 20th Century - Star Dust. Extremely rare and much sought after Signed First Edition..

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      New York:: Random House. (1946). First edition. SIGNED by the original cast from the first production on October 9, 1946 at the Martin Beck Theatre, NYC, directed by Eddie Dowling. INSCRIBED "Doris dear, We send you our loving good wishes for a fine Christmas. And here's regards from the rest of the cast. Affectionately, Jeannie [Jimmy Cagney's sister, Jeanne Cagney, who was in the play] and Kim." Kim Spaulding, whose real name was Ross Latimer, was Jeanne's first husband and the younger brother of the recipient, Doris Ulan. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF E. G. MARSHALL, SIGNED BY THE ENTIRE CAST--18 CAST MEMBERS IN ALL, including James Barton, Paul Crabtree, Frank Tweddell, Duddly Digges, Ruth Gilbert, and Charles Hart. O'Neill was the first American dramatist to regard the stage as a literary medium and set the pace for the blossoming of the Broadway theatre. Through his efforts, the American theatre grew up during the 1920s, developing into a cultural medium that could take its place with the best in American fiction, painting, and music. Although he won three Pulitzer Prizes for earlier plays, and a posthumous one for "A Long Day's Journey into Night," we think "Iceman" has remained his most famous and most critically acclaimed play. Recipient's name on pastedown, under the dust jacket flap. Spine ends and edges lightly rubbed, otherwise near fine in about very good dust jacket with few scratches on spine, which is also rubbed at bottom and nicked and rubbed at head (not affecting any lettering).

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        Femmes Damnees

      Paris: Rene Kiedder; Steff. 1946. First printing. Paperback. Fine. 1946 Softcover folio, 13.5 x 10.5 inches. Limited edition of 50 copies featuring an original signed watercolor of the cover image by E. Bracquemond, this being number 3. A beautifully illustrated edition, with cover printed in three colors, featuring two women engulfed in flames. Nine pages of text with nine two-tone linocuts, with an extra suite of ten printed in a single color. In fine condition, housed in original pebbled slipcase. Rare, with wonderful original art.

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        Kytice. mesicnik pro literaturu a umeni Roc. I-III (all published)

      Prague: Prace, 1946-48 - Quarto, ½-cloth, 568, 528, 408pp. The complete run of an important postwar journal edited by Jaroslav Seifert, who published this review of literature and art for the three years of relative freedom after WWII which presented new talents, championed a free discourse on art and literature, protested the increasing management of the communists, and hailed the avant-garde tradition of the First Republic which now came under official fire and soon extinguished free public discourse. In addition to premiering some of his own work under this banner, new work by Frantisek Halas, Vilem Zavada, E. Frinta, E. Hostovsky, and a host of new postwar writers. Numerous artists contributed graphics to this journal, including Muzika, Filla, Prochazka, Pelc, Divis, Spala, Kotik, Sivko, Tichy, Zrzavy. Worldcat finds only one complete set in North America. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Anagram of Ideas on Art, Form and Film

      Yonkers: The Alicat Book Shop Press, 1946. Near fine in illustrated wrappers, with some soiling and discoloration to the covers.. First Edition. Octavo. Review copy (penned on the front cover). Edition of 750 copies. Ninth title in the "Outcast" Series of Chapbooks published by Oscar Baradinsky at the Alicat Book Shop, Yonkers. Avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren's influential writings on the theory and practice of film. Important text of experimental cinema. From the library of writer and photographer Dorothy Norman, but not noted in the book. Norman and Deren were friends.

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        The Big Clock (First Edition)

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a strong Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket is bright and lovely, with none of the spine fading nearly always found on this title, and only a short closed tear and associated crease at the top front panel and some rubbing to the crown. & & Basis for the nail-biting 1948 film noir directed by John Farrow, scripted by Jonathan Latimer and starring Ray Milland, Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester, as well as 1987's suspenseful No Way Out, starring Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman and Sean Young.

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        Hollow Triumph (First Edition)

      Chicago and New York: Ziff-Davis, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good, price-clipped dust jacket. Top page edges are foxed, else book is tight and clean; jacket has small chips at the corners and spine ends, rubbing at the flap folds., and a touch of foxing at the middle of the spine panel. The only novel by radio personality Forbes, basis for the classic 1948 film noir (better known today under its UK title, "The Scar"), shot by John Alton and starring Paul Henreid and Joan Bennett. Extremely scarce.

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        I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (Original screenplay for the 1946 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1946. Revised Script for the 1946 film musical, "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?" directed by Lloyd Bacon, written for the screen by Lewis R. Foster, and starring Mark Stevens and June Haver. & & A film musical based on the life and songs of early twentieth century songwriter Joe Howard, who began as a humble 19th century organ salesman and rose to Broadway fame by way of ballads like "What's the Use of Dreaming?" and jaunty ditties like "Hello My Baby." & & Blue studio wrappers, stamped FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 82 and copy No. 100, dated June 19, 1946, and with the holograph file notation "Env. 1583" at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with a credit for screenwriter Foster. 132 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 7/16/46 and 8/29/46, with a 14-page added scene ("Dressing Room Scene II"), also on blue stock, stapled to the inside rear wrapper. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good with yapping at the edges and a few closed tears, bound with two gold brads.

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        Blackberry Winter

      The Cummington Press, 1946. Blackberry Winter by Robert Penn Warren. Scarce Limited edition in black cloth with red, green and yellow saw tooth pattern on the front fore edge. Paper label. This being number 155 of 350 copies (noted on the colophon in back) and hand printed on Arches paper from France. Publisher: The Cummington Press, July 1946. Illustrated by Wightman Williams. 49 pages. Binding is in near fine condition. Contents clean. Small V shaped stain at the top gutter between the pastedown and the ffep. Else a nice crisp copy. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #11-490.. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

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        Les Quinze joyes de mariage. Images de Henry Lemarié.

      Paris, Editions du Rameau d'Or, Paul Gotinaud, s.d; [1946]. - Petit in-8, en feuilles, couverture rempliée et illustrée en couleurs, chemise rouge dos en box rouge avec titre et nom illustr., en lettres dorées, étui, 161 pages. Illustré de 63 miniatures coloriées à la main. Tirage limité à 750 exemplaires. Un des 720 sur papier pur fil (après 30 ex sur vélin d'Arches). Ravissant ouvrage. Cet ouvrage écrit au début du quinzième siècle, est une oeuvre souvent attribuée, sans grande vraisemblance, à La Sale. Récemment attribuée, par M. Coville, à Gilles Bellemère, évêque d'Avignon de 1390 à 1407. Très bel exemplaire.

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        The Stones of the Field - SIGNED

      Druid Press Carmarthen 1946. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/Near Fine. First Edition First Impression INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author "with all good wishes, Ronald Thomas", A Fine copy in a near Fine Jacket very slightly nicked and rubbed to edges. This copy price-clipped by the author himself before gifting to Doctor Thomas a friend, together with a manuscript letter from the author dated Dec 26 (1946) "Dear Doctor Thomas, thank you very much for the things you sent to Gwydion {author's son} he is not old enough to thank you himself yet, but appreciates it in his own way. Here at last is a copy of my own book with my best wishesfor 1947. As you ill see Elsie did the jacket, Yours sincerely Ronald Thomas" Provenance : Ex Libris Doctor Thomas and then by descent. See the other works from the same source.

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        Thomas J. Wise in the Original Cloth

      London: Robert Hale Limited,, 1946. The Life and Record of the Forger of the Nineteenth-Century Pamphlets. With an Appendix by George Bernard Shaw. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and decoration to upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece and 12 black and white plates. Bookplate to front free endpaper, ownership notes to front pastedown. One signature a little proud, edges lightly foxed. An excellent copy in the torn jacket with an internally repaired chip from the bottom of the spine panel affecting the publisher's name. First edition, first impression, the usual second issue with several suppressed passages replaced by asterisks. The critical biography of the notorious book collector and literary forger, artistically inscribed by the author on the half-title "For T. W. Hutton in the pleasantest recollections of earlier days when we slaved in the same galley. Wilfred Partington". Hutton was a minor historian and curator.

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        Colour print of Chandor's portrait of Churchill in RAF uniform

      [1946]. 235mm x 185mm. Tipped onto plain card mount. Short split at edge of gum mounting, but overall very good, now window mounted, framed and glazed. Signed beneath on the original card mount, "Douglas Chandor, 1946" at the right-hand side, "Winston S. Churchill, 1950" to the left. After being discharged as wounded towards the close of WWI , Chandor enrolled at the Slade, concentrating on portraiture. His first major commission was of the barrister Sir Edward Marshall-Hall and when this was exhibited at the RA it attracted numerous further commissions including one to paint the Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor. This portrait drew "half London" to the Grieves Gallery and an invitation to portray the heads of state at the Imperial Conference in London in 1923 followed. Despite his critical success Chandor was still struggling commercially and moved to America in the hope of boosting his fortunes. His first exhibition in New York in 1927 led to an invitation to paint Hoover and his entire cabinet. Together with his earlier British "Society" work this helped establish him as one of the World's fore-most political portraitists. The present portrait formed a pair with one of Churchill's wife, Clementine. The image was used on the cover of Time magazine in 1948, and the original purchased by Bernard Baruch for $25000 and presented by him to the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in 1960.

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        Documents d'ethnographie navale (series-title)

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

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      Editorial ORBIS 1946 - Barcelona 1946 . Con la colaboración de ANTONIO COMPANY F. DE CORDOBA . Ilustraciones de A. SALO . Encuad : rústica con solapas . 19 x 25cms. 297pag. 3h. Con barbas . Tirada de 250 ejemplares de papel de hilo Guarro numerados del 1 al 250 ; ejemplar Nº 122 . Imprenta Talleres de Juan Sallent . Tema : Genealogía y heráldica. . Libro ligeramente fatigado, con barbas .

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        Lettres Portugaises (DELUXE EDITION)

      Teriade, 1946. MATISSE, Henri. Lettres Portugaises. By Marianna Alcaforado. With 15 full-page and 80 smaller lithographs by Matisse. 4to., loose as issued in the original illustrated wrappers and cardboard box. Paris: Teriade, 1946. An immaculate copy of Matisse's first collaboration with Teriade. At this time Matisse was also working on Jazz. Unlike the latter work, which was comprised of collages, Lettres Portugaises showcases Matisse's brilliance as a draughtsman. It is distinguished by the use of purple and brown inks, and by "the suavity of Matisse's line" (The Artist and the Book). This is one of only 80 copies accompanied by an extra set of proof studies of the lithographs. The total edition was 270 copies. Duthuit 15. The Artist and the Book 199.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Matisse, Henri. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Mexico South: The Isthmus of Tehuantepec

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. One quarter black cloth with pink cloth over the boards; gilt to spine. Cased in custom box with full colour plate to the side. One of 100 numbered copies [#32], with an original signed drawing by Covarrubias bound in. Illustrated with black and white illustrations, black and white plates from photographs, and full colour plates. Poems and songs translated by Langston Hughes. With a bibliography and a section on the languages of the Isthmus Tehuantepec. There is a little shelfwear to the custom box, otherwise fine.. Signed by Author. Limited First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Antologia Poetica [Firmado / Signed] [Poetic Anthology]

      Buenos Aires: [none named], 1946. First edition. Wrappers. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, of this poetry collection from Gabriela Mistral in the Publisher's original lettered and decorated wrappers, SIGNED ON THE FRONT WRAPPER by Gabriela Mistral (wrappers and pages age-toned, as usual, short closed tear to upper portion of front wrapper - repaired with tape on the wrapper verso, a some creasing and a bit of wear to the spine due to opening). [The copy offered here, published in Argentina, is the true first edition. The book was not published in Mistral's native Chile until 1974, also in wrappers. No hardcover edition is known to us. Text in Spanish.] Born Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga, Mistral chose the pen name "Gabriel Mistral" in homage to the Italian and French poets Gabriele d'Annunzio and Frederic Mistral (who himself won the 1904 Nobel Prize in Literature). Gabriela Mistral won the 1945 Prize for "her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world", making her the first Latin American of either gender, and the fifth woman, to receive the Prize. Signed copies of her works are extraordinarily scarce and our search of the auction records reveals only one signed copy of any of her works coming to auction within the last 40 years, with an estimated probable time for its reappearance at auction being 25+ years. Copies of this book are not at all common, and signed copies are rare. This copy belonged to actor and book collector Jack Palance, and the bookplate from the 2006 sale of his personal property is loosely laid in. A Very Good copy, SIGNED BY GABRIELA MISTRAL. RARE.

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        The Story of Dorothy Stanfield

      New York: Book Supply Company, 1946. Inscribed By Oscar Micheaux. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Nearly Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Framed collection of Woodcut Illustrations

      1946. ONCHI Koshiro, artist. Framed collection of Woodcut Illustrations. After the war, Onchi Koshiro created a series of woodcut illustrations for a project involving the publication of a revamped classroom curriculum for Japanese students in the post-war era. For whatever reason, those designs do not appear to have been used -they do not appear in his catalog raisonne of prints and book illustrations. Though a series of edited and expurgated pre-war textbooks were employed immediately after the war, more permanent changes in the curriculum were not effected for several years. As this set of Onchi illustrations were designed to be used in a basic Japanese language book, it is possible that the extensive language reform after the war stopped the finalization and publication of the textbook at all. In any event, the set has a few marginal notations which indicate page placement, etc., so the project must have proceeded to the mock-up level before being abandoned. There are 11 cuts in b+w with two having light coloration. Portraits of Tolstoy, Einstein, Lincoln and Franklin combine with landscapes, insects, children at play, etc. The images seem to be suffused with a gentle sadness - they certainly seem to capture the spirit of the times. Truly a lovely and important group. There is no way to overestimate Onchi's importance to 20th century Japanese print making. This experimental group of cuts is a tribute to his art and an accurate evocation of an age. Framed in a custom mat.

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      1946. Very Good. ONCHI Koshiro, artist & MAEDA Sekibo, poet. Kashu SHINSHO FUJI [Collection of Poetry: NEW PRAISE, FUJI] Tokyo: Fugaku Honsha, Showa 21 [1946]. 28.7 x 20 cm., 2 full page color woodcuts by Onchi, 1 tipped-in page of calligraphy. Blue and white flexible covers, in a dustwrapper depicting Fuji which is also a print by Onchi. Dustwrapper lightly foxed and strengthened on reverse at center with a thin strip of paper that goes from head to heel. The prints by Onchi are very lovely. Very good. [See Sotheby's Schlosser Sale Item #302 for another copy; Hillier Vol. 2, p 1022]

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        Shikashu^ Anthology of Contemporary Japan NIHON NO HANA FLOWERS O

      1946. Very Good. ONCHI Koshiro. Shikashu Anthology of Contemporary Japan NIHON NO HANA FLOWERS OF JAPAN. Tokyo: Hongakusha, Showa 21 [1946]. Another Hongakusha work, this one is edited by Onchi Koshiro, and many of the lovely woodcut textual illustrations are by him as well. Other artists include the important Creative Print movement figures Kawakami Sumio, Kawanishi Hide and Maekawa Sempan. The poets include Sato Haruo, Kitahara Hyakushu and Onchi, himself. A tour-de-force and important work, here with slight browning and foxing, else very good in the original woodcut printed wrapper (by Onchi).

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