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        All the King's Men

      New York:: Harcourt Brace,, (1946).. First edition. Maroon cloth, a fine copy in lightly used first issue dust jacket (small old tape repairs inside). An advance copy, with the publisher's dated review slip, tipped to the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Le Cantique des Cantiques, suivi des Commentaires de Sainte Thérèse d'Avila. Pointes sèches originales de Michel Ciry. (Exemplaire aves SUITES et une lettre de l'illustrateur)

      Paris: Les Cent Une, 1946. Livre. Illus. by Michel Ciry. Parfait. En Feuilles. Signé par l'illustrateur. Ed. originale. In-4. Paris, Société des Cent Une, 1946. 32 x 25 cm, in-4°, 1 f. bl. + 3 ff. n. ch. + 142 pp. + 2ff. n. ch. + 2 ff. bl., avec 16 pointes sèches originales hors texte sous serpente comprises dans la paginaltion, texte en rouge et noir, en feuilles sous couverture rempliée imprimée en rouge, chemise (imprimée au dos) et étui de l'éditeur. Exemplaire enrichi de DEUX SUITES des 16 gravures sur le même papier. Premier tirage des pointes sèches de Michel Ciry. L'un des 101 exemplaires réservés aux sociétaires des Cent Une, seul tirage avec 42 exemplaires de collaborateurs, tous sur vélin d'Arches filigrané aux Cent Une et signés par la présidente et la vice-présidente de la société, celui-ci, nominatif, pour Madame Pierre de Harting, membre fondateur de cette société de femmes bibliophiles, qui dirigea longtemps la librairie Champion et qui fonda la librairie La Porte Etroite, où elle édita 14 plaquettes littéraires. L'éditeur annonce 15 pointes sèches, or nous en avons bien compté 16 (particularité confirmée par Monod). Les suites sont limitées au nombre de 37, parmi lesquelles deux sont jointes à notre exemplaire, qui est en outre ENRICHI d'une LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE SIGNEE datée de 1947 de Michel Ciry à Madeleine de Harting dans laquelle il propose de mettre le livre en vente au prix de 10 000 francs (16 lignes de texte). Il s'agit sans doute du plus riche exemplaire de ce fort élégant livre, par ailleurs en superbe état, hormis une toute petite faiblesse à un mors de la chemise et de menus frottis à l'étui. (MONOD 2186).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        The Snake Pit (First Edition)

      New York: Random House, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. INSCRIBED by the author on the half-title page. Basis for the 1948 Oscar-nominated film, directed by Anatole Litvak and starring Olivia DeHavilland in an interesting turn as a woman who wakes up in a mental ward and is unable to remember how she got there. A stunning copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Vercoquin et le plancton *

      Gallimard, (Paris) 10.1946. - Broché, couverture imprimée. Légère mouillure au premier plast et menus défauts. Oeuvre de jeunesse dédiée "A Jean Rostand, avec mes excuses" et dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Il y en aurait été tiré 4400 exemplaires que l'éditeur eu bien du mal à écouler; il attendra 23 ans avant de le réimprimer, dans sa blanche collection (dispo à 35 balles avec bande de lancement).Autre exemplaire avec mention à 350 francs.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        20 Tanks from Kasseldown" in PORTFOLIO III

      (Washington DC): Black Sun Press, 1946. First Edition. Wraps. Near Fine in a Near Fine folder with light wear and tape repair along the inside of the center fold. Printed folder containing 31 broadsides, numbered 1 to 28, with 29 ["Book Reviews" by Selden Rodman] unnumbered (as issued), plus "Cover Leaf" and "Foreleaf," including "20 Tanks from Kasseldown," Bukowski's first separately published work, preceding by almost 20 years FLOWER, FIST AND BESTIAL WAIL. Other broadsides by Henry Miller, Kay Boyle, Jean Genet, Harry Crosby, Hans Richter, and others. Of the 1000 copies produced many have been broken up over the years. This is a complete set.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        THE POEMS OF ROBERT FROST with AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT POEM

      New York: Modern Library, (1946). Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dustwrapper. Reprint of this popular collection which features Frost's essay on poetry, "The Constant Symbol," as an introduction. This copy has been SIGNED by the author and INSCRIBED to minor poet and folklorist Addison Barker with the complete eight-line poem "The Pasture," the first poem in the book, in the poet's hand on the page opposite the title page. The recipient's signature is on the front endpaper above a pasted newspaper photograph of Frost, and Barker has noted on the title page the date Frost wrote the poem in the book: 25 January 1950. Barker has an interesting connection to Frost in that in 1951 he published the discovery of the very first appearance in print (BLUM'S FARMER'S AND PLANTER'S ALMANAC FOR 1850) of the proverb "Good fences make good neighbors." Barker tried to find an earlier, New England appearance before publication in the North Carolina almanac but was unsuccessful. There were previous variants on the proverb, but none exactly as Frost used it. Even without this academic aside to an entirely different poem, "The Pasture" is one of Frost's best known poems and not commonly encountered, complete, in manuscript form.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        [The Gormenghast trilogy:] Titus Groan; Gormenghast; Titus Alone

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode,, 1946–59. 3 works, octavo. Original coloured cloth (1 orange, 2 red), titles to spines (1 green, 2 gilt). With the Peake illustrated dust jackets. Work 2 illustrated frontispiece; work 3 vignette illustrated title page. Bookplate of Robert Illsley to work 1, bookseller's ticket to work 2. Very slight rubbing to the corners; work 1 lightly spotted to edges and to early and late leaves; work 2 a little faded to foot of spine. An excellent set in the jackets gently rubbed at the extremities and lightly toned in the case of works 1 and 2. A lovely first edition, first impression set of Peake's classic trilogy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Meutre dans la Cathédrale. [Murder In The Cathedral] Signed

      Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1946 Eliot, T. S.. Meutre dans la Cathédrale. [Murder In The Cathedral] Signed. Association Copy, Inscribed By The Author Of The First French Edition Of Murder in the Cathedral. Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1946. 1st French ed. Publisher's Printed Wrappers. Sm. 8vo., 142pp. A fine copy showing very light use [hint of soiling / foxing to cover] in the original glassine, - unopened & unread. Inscribed & Signed by Eliot on title page to the noted French writer & translator of: James Agee, Penelope Lively, George Orwell, John Cowper Powys, F Scott Fitzgerald, Iris Murdoch, Thurber & others: "Inscribed for / Jean Queval / by T.S.Eliot". In the rare original Publisher's wraparound band.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        HET BEEST IS DOOD! DE WERELDOORLOG BIJ DIEREN

      1946. 2. WORLD WAR II. HET BEEST IS DOOD! [THE BEAST IS DEAD] [by] Victor Dancette. Arnhem & Brussel: S. Gouda Quint / D. Brouwer En Zoon 1946. Folio (10 3/4 x 14 1/2"), 2 volumes in 1, cloth backed pictorial boards, some edge and corner wear, VG+. First edition in Dutch (two volumes in one) having been published in France La Bete Est Morte. Published to celebrate the end of the Nazi occupation of France, these two volumes (the first subtitled "Het Beest is Losgebroken [The Beast is Loose] and Het Beest is Verslagen [The Beast is Defeated] are boldly and quite fantastically illustrated in full color on every page by CALVO in almost a Disney-like style. The history of the French in World War II is presented in allegorical form through a world of humanized animals. Hitler and the Nazi's are portrayed as wolves with devil ears, the French are Rabbits, Russians are polar bears, British are "Churchill-esque" bulldogs and the Americans are bison. Charles de Gaulle and the free French are elegant swans, Nazi Propaganda Minister Josef Goebbels is a weasel and Luftwaffe Commander Herman Goering is a fat pig. There is much action and detail and it is quite amazing.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Les servants et autres nouvelles *

      H.-L. Mermod, Lausanne 15.1.1946. - Bonne reliure signée de P. Grogg, demi parchemin à coins (matériau de prédilection de l'écrivain), titre et tête dorés, couvertures et dos conservés, signet. A signaler que cinq des treize nouvelles de ce recueil concernent le Valais : Halte des forains, La fille endormie, Trois vallées, Appel au secours, Voix de la montagne.Exemplaire de tête qui rime en Hollande sur demande. Saluons au passage ce canton qui s'est lancé, depuis quelques belles années, avec enthousiasme dans l'exploration de son patrimoine littéraire et artistique.Deux autres volumes de l'auteur, "Nouvelles" et "La Guerre aux papiers", sont disponibles dans un habit similaire, provenant du même tailleur.Prix aymable pour l'ensemble sur demande.[Bringolf 79; C.F. Ramuz et le Valais - Municipalité de Sion/ARchives communales, catalogue d'exposition 1985] Édition originale. L'un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin, outre 25 Hollande lettrés et 2500 vergé.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Auto-Da-Fe [Signed] [The Tower of Babel; Die Blendung]

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1946. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good +. A Near Fine copy of the First UK edition, first printing (light wear, minor spotting to the rear board, a touch of light spotting to the topstain and to the other edges of the closed page block), in a Very Good dust jacket (showing some of the common browning to the front and rear panels, some linear indentations to the front panel, some browning and light scuffing with closed tears to the spine -- a difficult dust jacket to find in any better condition), SIGNED BY ELIAS CANETTI on the front free endpaper as follows: "from Elias Canetti". First published as Die Blendung ("The Blinding") in 1935 and later banned in Nazi Germany, the book was translated to English in 1946 by C. V. Wedgwood then published in the UK as "Auto-Da-Fe" (Cape, 1946) and in the US as "The Tower of Babel" (Knopf, 1947). As Canetti did not become widely-known until his "Crowds and Power" was published in 1960, both the Cape and the Knopf first editions are rather scarce. (Canetti intended the novel to be the first installment in a eight-volume series. As he did not write the rest of the planned installments, "Auto-Da-Fe" is not only his debut novel, but also is the only novel he ever published. Both "Crowds and Power", a work of nonfiction, and "Auto-Da-Fe" explore how an individual is affected by his or her participation in a group.) Canetti won the 1981 Nobel Prize in Literature "for writings marked by a broad outlook, a wealth of ideas and artistic power", and "Auto-Da-Fe" is, in our estimation, his best-known work. Of this novel, Salman Rushdie stated: "...no one is spared. Professor and furniture salesman, doctor, housekeeper, and thief all get it in the neck. The remorseless quality of the comedy builds one of the most terrifying literary worlds of the century". Signed copies of Canetti's books are scarce, signed copies of any English translation of his books are scarcer still, and signed copies of any English translation of this title, the work for which he is best known, are extraordinarily so. Altogether a Very Good + or slightly better copy of an uncommon book, difficult to find in nice condition, and SIGNED BY ELIAS CANETTI. RARE INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        The Blue Dahlia (Set of 5 lobby cards from the 1946 film)

      Los Angeles, CA: Paramount Pictures, 1946. Set of five lobby cards for the 1946 film, the third of four films co-starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake.& & Raymond Chandler's only original screenplay, and the second of his two Oscar nominations, completed with just six days of shooting left after a writer's block stricken Chandler convinced producer John Houseman to allow him to go on a bender while working from home. & & 14 x 11 inches. Very Good plus. Faint distribution company blindstamp to one card, a few with corner creases and pinholes, lightly soiled but bright overall.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        FIVE GO OFF IN A CARAVAN

      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1946. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good/Good. Illustrated by Soper, Eileen. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Blue cloth. Green and white pictoral endpapers. Colour frontis. Two-colour and b/w illustrations. Contents very good indeed. Covers have the usual white spotting. Wrapper edge-torn with some loss. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        LOST TREASURES OF EUROPE

      (New York): Pantheon Books, (1946). First Edition. Hardcover. Fading to cloth. About Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. Illustrated with 427 photographs. On the front endpaper Auden has SIGNED and INSCRIBED the book to "Herbert and Helen [Santoff]/with love/from/Wystan/Christmas 1946." Several silver print photographs of a church laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Case of the Backward Mule (First Edition, inscribed to Raymond Chandler)

      New York: William Morrow, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Gardner to the great American mystery writer Raymond Chandler. "To Raymond Chandler, from a fan. Yours, Erle." Additionally signed in full and dated February 1948. An extraordinary association copy, linking two of the giants of American detective fiction, both Grand Masters of the Mystery Writers of America.& Fine in a Fine, price-clipped dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Little Fur Family

      NY: Harper & Brothers, 1946. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Garth WIlliams. First edition. 16mo., approximately 2.5 by 4 inches, not including the fur; the box is about 3½ by 5 inches. A charming small book in pictorial boards with color illustrations throughout by Garth Williams. The book has its original real fur slipcover, and is housed in its original pictorial box. The box has a circular opening to show the fur on the book. There is slight discoloration of the endpapers due to contact with the fur, else in fine condition. The pictorial paper cover on the box has a slight overlap on one side of the cardboard hole, suggesting that the hole in the paper and the hole in the box were cut in two separate operations. The box is near fine, and not often seen in such nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Chess World (Incorporating "Check").Almost complete run from Volume I No. I. (February 1, 1946) to Volume 22. No. 9-10. (September-October, 1967)

      Published by the Proprietor, C.J.S. Purdy, Sydney, 1946-1967. First Editions; 8vo, diagrams, illustrations, first two years bound in red cloth, remaining twenty years in the original issued parts each with its original printed wrapper, missing 2 parts in 1968 and one part in 1964, over 250 parts this magazine forms the cornerstone of Australian chess literature. Cecil John Seddon Purdy (March 1906 -Nov 1979) was an Australian Chess International master, he was also the most influential chess magazine writer, editor, and publisher. Purdy is often remembered for saying "Pawn endings are to Chess as putting is to Golf

      [Bookseller: Time Booksellers]
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        THE MOVING TOYSHOP. A DETECTIVE STORY

      London: Victor Gollancz, 1946 First Edition of the third and most popular Gervase Fen mystery. A near fine copy in blue cloth, gilt titles, in a better than very good bright, fresh dustwrapper with some light overall use and a few minor chips. Small 8vo. 151 pp. A very nice copy of this uncommon Haycraft Queen Cornerstone, particularly in dustwrapper. Keating # 36, MLC 5 Dagger Rating, Hatchard's # 25 title.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Lob Frankfurts

      Frankfurt, 1946. Full Calf, with Box. FIne. A stunning illustrated manuscript that celebrates Frankfurt as it was before the devastation of World War Two. 4to. 23, [1] pp. With seventeen watercolor illustrations of the buildings of Frankfurt. Two of these watercolors are full page. The text is written by hand in a German Fraktur Gothic script -- one that is easy to read. The writing and watercolors were executed by Mk. Neubold, and he signs the colophon.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        North and South

      New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1946. Award Winning and Famous book of poetry. Edgewear to book. Dust jacket has shallow chipping to all corners otherwise intact. Some aging and soiling to back panel.. 1st. Cloth. VG/VG. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Original lithographed poster: Warning! Inflation Means Depression - Register - Vote

      New York: CIO Political Action Committee, 1946. First Edition. Lithograph in colors, 41-1/8" x 27-3/4" (ca 105cm x 71cm). Signed twice by the artist, in pencil, at center below image and again at lower right. Vertical and horizontal fold lines (as issued); small loss at upper left corner and along upper margin (away from image); light edge-wear, tack-holes at corners; still a bright, clean example, in Very Good, unrestored condition; Grade B/B+. Unbacked. & & One of four Shahn posters commissioned by the CIO Political Action Committee for the 1946 mid-term elections, which were widely seen as a referendum on Truman's first two years in office and, by extension, a judgment upon the legacy of FDR. The image is based on Shahn's painting "1943 A.D.," which was in turn inspired by a photograph Shahn took in Arkansas during his tenure as a photographer for the FSA. Shahn's CIO posters represent some of his best graphic work, and are far less available than those he produced for the Office of War Information a few years earlier. Signed examples are particularly uncommon. PRESCOTT 156.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Autograph Letter Signed

      1946 - ("Jessamyn") 4 full pages, Beverly Hills, August (1946?) to Henry on bifold sheet of Beverly Hills Hotel and bungalows letterhead. Very good. A good literary letter on her writing difficulties with mention of various personalities who are advising her on the script she is preparing and related frustrations. The work in question was "A Mirror for the Sky." An Opera - by Raoul Pene Dubois based on the life of Audubon. West also mentions a work is progress of some 18,000 to 20,000 words. West (1902-1984) was an American novelist who wrote stories based on Quaker ancestors. Her 1945 novel "The Friendly Persuasion" was filmed in 1956 starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire and Anthony Perkins.

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        Moonrise (First Edition, two volumes, both volumes, Variants A and B)

      New York: The Viking Press, 1946. First Edition. Two volumes, both First Edition. One of each of the two variant bindings and jackets for this title. & & First volume: Binding is Variant A (no known priority), with red cloth and yellow letter stamping. Jacket is Variant A (no known priority) with no face in the front panel illustration, slightly short, yellow lettering to the spine, four book advertisements and a Viking Press imprint to the rear flap, and the "Printed in the USA" notation at the bottom rear panel. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. & & Second volume: Binding is Variant B, with green cloth and yellow titles. Jacket is Variant B with a large face in the front panel illustration, yellow lettering to the spine, no Viking Press imprint to the front flap, and the "Printed in the USA" notation at the bottom rear flap. Fine in an about Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is bright and colorful, with a couple of tiny closed tears, and minor chipping to the spine ends. & & Basis for the Oscar-nominated 1948 film noir, directed by Frank Borzage and starring Dane Clark, Gail Russell and Ethel Barrymore. Both variants are extremely scarce, in or out of dust jacket. A bright set.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        THE ENID BLYTON HOLIDAY BOOK

      Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1946. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Venus, Sylvia. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Red cloth, black titles. Two-tone illustrations and colour plates. Red and white pictorial endpapers. 288 pages. SIGNED by author to 'Michael' on half-title page. Erased inscription to half-title page and doodles on title page. Small margin tear/loss on page 55. One puzzle to page 268 has been attempted and then erased. Some grubby marks to outer page edges and a few to page margins. Pictorial wrapper has a few small edge-tears and chips and a couple of small patches of surface paper damage, with a little loss. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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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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        Autoportrait

      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.

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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 !

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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.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED WITH INITIALS (ALS) on the bottom of a letter from a publisher

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

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        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).

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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.

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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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        TROUBLE FOLLOWS ME

      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.

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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.

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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

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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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