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        La porte etroite. Vingt-cinq eaux-fortes de Paulette Humbert.

      Paris, Dominique Wapler (1946).. 4°. 195 S., 5 Bll. Mit 25 Orig.-Radierungen von Paulette Humbert. Privater, marmorierter Halblederbd. auf 5 Bünden mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und goldgepr. Deckelfileten sowie Kopfgoldschnitt., fester Einband. Eines von 50 Ex. (Nr. 59) sur papier B.F.K. de Rives (Ges.aufl. 350 Ex.), im Impressum von Paulette Humbert signiert. Mit 2 separaten Suiten (Suite premier etat avec remarques / Suite etat definitif). - Mit ExLibris von Luis de Caralt. - Tadellos sauberes Exemplar. - Monod 5355. Benezit 5, S. 27/28. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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        Reveille for Radicals

      University of Chicago press, 1946-01-01. University of Chicago press, 1946-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1946. 228 pp. First edition, first printing. Signed by Alinsky on the front end paper in black ink. Near Fine hardcover in about Good dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. A bit of dust-soiling to cloth and bumping to corners, else fine. Jacket price intact ($2.50). Jacket missing chips at foot and head, lots of chipping/loss to outer edge of front and back panels, repaired with archival mending tissue on verso. Jacket is mylar-protected.

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        Mandragora Siglo XX. Ilustraciones de Jorge Cáceres

      Ediciones Mandragora 1946 - Santiago, Ediciones de la Mandrágora, 1946. Medio cuero, conserva sobrecubierta. Ilustrado por Jorge Cáceres (otro notable miembro de la Mandrágora, 36 páginas. Edición limitada de 500 ejemplares, este el No. 324. Posee unos pequeños cortes en un solo una hoja. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Outsider

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1946. London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1946. Translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert. Introduction by Cyril Connolly. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine and edges of boards a little faded, light spotting to edges of text block and endpapers, a few pencil annotations, mostly marginal, a couple in blue pencil. A very good copy in the rubbed, edge-chipped and spotted jacket with tanned spine panel. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in France in 1942.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lettres Portugaises. Deluxe Edition with Artistic Binding

      Paris: Teriade, 1946. MATISSE, Henri, Marianna Alcaforado. Paris: Teriade, 1946. Signed by Matisse. With 15 full-page and 80 smaller lithographs by Matisse. Bounded in a beautiful artistic binding of J.Anthoine Legrain 1949, complete of the matching chemise an box. A 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. Mariana Alcoforado (1640-1723) lived in Our Lady of the Conception Convent in Beja. Matisse leads us along the course of the passionate love affair of the nun from Beja, depicting the imaginary portraits of Mariana with delicate and at the same time tormented contours. Ref: Duthuit 15. The Artist and the Book 199.

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        Winston S. Churchill Engraved in Mezzotint from the Painting

      London: The Times Publishing Company,, 1946. London: The Times Publishing Company,, 1946. Reproduced by The Times with the permission of Lady Birley and the Speaker. House of Commons. Image size: 54.5 × 44 cm. An excellent clean copy. Presented in the contemporary oak and gilt frame. Edition of 325. Signed in pencil below the image by the engraver, Lawrence Josset. 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, 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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        Tratado de las supersticiones y hechicerias

      Sociedad de Bibliofilos Españoles, Madrid 1946 - holandesa bien conservada con nervios y tejuelo, conservando cubiertas originales edición numerada y nominativa. . 179 págs.

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      New York:: Knopf,, 1946.. New York:: Knopf,. 1946. First edition. INSCRIBED on front endpaper. Near fine with spine ends bumped, minor rubbing along the edges, and a few small marks of soiling to the spine. In a very good or better dust jacket with a touch of soiling and rubbing, and shallow chipping to spine ends and corners, but otherwise minimal wear.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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      Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York 1946 - SIGNED BY ELIZABETH TAYLOR. Original green cloth boards with embossed brown cover title. 77 pages, written and illustrated by Elizabeth Taylor. Includes photographs of Elizabeth Taylor with Nibbles and in her motion picture National Velvet starring with Mickey Rooney. A very good copy with slight evidence of old damping (see pictures) to edges of cloth covers. Simply signed on the illustrated ffep with no personalization. We acquired the dust jacket in two pieces split along the spine fold with several small tears and chips. Now neatly mended with reversible tape and protected in a fresh mylar cover. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: RON RAMSWICK BOOKS]
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      Université de Laval, Québec 1946 - RO40091403: 7 volumes reliés, 1 volume à couverture rigide, et env. 220 volumes brochés. Reliures signées (Institut Catholique de Toulouse). Etiquettes annotées sur les dos des volumes reliés, et tampons et annotations sur les 1er plats des volumes brochés. Quelques volumes brochés légèrement abîmés (couverture). Couronné par l'Académie française. 1918, vol. I, n°1-3. 1919, vol. II, n°2-5, vol. III, n°1 (+ vol. I, n°5). 1920, vol. V, n°3-4 (+ vol. III, n°5). 1921, vol. V, n°5, vol. VI, n°1-5, vol. VII, n°1-4. 1922, vol. VII, n°5, vol. IX, n°1-4. 1922, vol. VIII, n°1-5. 1923, vol. IX, n°5, vol. X (relié), fév.-juin, vol. XI, n°1-4. 1924, vol. XI, n°5-10, vol. XII, n°1-4. 1925, vol. XII, n°5-10, vol. XIII, n°1-4. 1926, vol. XIII, n°5-10, vol. XIV, n°1-4. 1927, vol. XIV, n°5-9, vol. XV, n°1-4. 1928, vol. XV, n°5-10, vol. XVI, n°1-3. 1929, vol. XVI, n°5-10, vol. XVII, n°1-4. 1930, vol. XVII, n°5-7, 9-10, vol. XVIII, n°1-4. 1931, vol. XVIII, n°5-7, 9-10, vol. XIX, n°1-4. 1932, vol. XIX, n°5-10, vol. XX, n°1-4. 1933, vol. XX, n° 5-10, vol. XXI, n°1-4. 1934, vol. XXI, n°5-10, vol. XXII, n°1-4. 1935, vol. XXII, n°5-10, vol. XXIII, n°1-4. 1936, vol. XXIII, n°5-10, vol. XXIV, n°1-4. 1937, vol. XXIV, n°5-10, vol. XXV, n°1-4. 1938, vol. XXV, n°5-10, vol. XXVI, n°1-4. 1939, vol. XXVI, n°5-10. Volumes reliés: vol. XXVII, sept. 1939-sept. 1940. vol. XXVIII, sept. 1940-sept. 1941. vol. XXIX, sept. 1941-sept. 1942. vol. XXX, sept. 1942-sept. 1943. vol. XXXI, sept. 1943-sept. 1944. vol. XXXII, sept. 1944-sept. 1945. vol. XXXIII, sept. 1945-sept. 1946. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos frotté. Intérieur bon état Classification Dewey : 971-Canada [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Weegee's People

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1946. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/fair. Weegee [Fellig, Arthur]. Inscribed by Weegee [Arthur Fellig] (1899-1968) to Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973) on the title page in year of publication, "To Eliot Elisofon the master of the camera, I am second best, which is something. Weegee 1946." Also laid in is a small 3x5" notepad page from a spiral notebook in Weegee's hand giving his address and telephone number at that time, "Weegee 250 W 47th st C1 6-0721" Elisofon was active as a photographer from 1935 through his death in 1973 and was a staff photographer/correspondent for LIFE Magazine from 1942 through 1972. During his time with LIFE Elisofon pursued freelance projects including a deep interest in Africa and developed an interest and expertise in African Art. Elisofon also spent time as a color consultant in Hollywood. Major collections of his work are held by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art. First Printing. Unpag. 8vo. Photo illustrated dust jacket with numerous tears, chips, and losses, now in mylar cover. Rust cloth covered boards with dark brown title rectangle on front board, spine, bumping to corners, scuffing from shelf wear. Endpapers reproduce two photographs, one front and one rear. Light musty smell to the book overall.

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      NY: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1946. NY: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1946. First edition. Weegee. 8vo., unpaged, numerous b&w photographs. Light wear to the cloth, and occasional faint foxing, primarily on the blank endpapers. A very good copy. Signed and inscribed " For the Bennington girls, Weegee, 1947".

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        PRESENTE DE LA LÍRICA MEXICANA (Antología Homenaje.)

      El Ciervo Herido, Roberto Barrié y Manuel Altolaguirre, Editories, Imprenta Barrié, s.a.(pero agosto de 1946.), México, - 22.8x34. 228pp. 6h. Tirada de 500 ejemplares numerados. Muy raro. Impecable, con su papel glassene original (este con una pequeña reparación.) Hermosa antología, bellamente impresa. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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      Carlos Fisas, Barcelona 1946 - Folio. 124 p., láminas a dos tintas. Ejemplar núm. 42 de un tiraje de 50 ejemplares. Papel de hilo. Encuadernación firmada por Brugalla, en media piel, nervios, letras doradas, planos con puntas, hilos dorados y tela estampada. Corte superior dorado. Espléndida edición, ilustrada con las preciosas láminas a dos tintas dibujadas por Pedro Pruna. Buen ejemplar. Literatura española. Poesía española. Bibliofilia. Spanish literature. Spanish poetry. Bibliophilism.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        I Viaggi Interplanetari Per Mezzo Delle Radiazioni Solari

      Guilio Vannini, Brescia 1946 - The Interplanetary Travels by the Solar Radiations. Italian and English text. English translation by Jeanne Wiest. 92pp includes diagrams and calculations. Original decorated wrappers browned at edges with small moisture stain in bottom left hand corner and very minor chip with loss to top right hand corner. Ownership signature of A.E. Slater, the first Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society on the verso of the top wrapper with his rubricated marginal line on the final two pages. Gussalli's theory of the potential for multi-stage rocket flight. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Frances Wetherell]
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        The Stranger

      New York: Knopf, 1946. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Some foxing to the bottom edge pages and offsetting to the endpapers. Wear to the extremities, toning and soiling to the rear panel with a small stain. The first US edition of Camus's important first novel. This book is from the library of well known Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.

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        Brave New World

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

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        Typed Letter Signed with strong political content

      London, 1946. unbound. 1 page on personal stationery, 10 x 8 inches, London, December 30, 1946. Signed "G. Bernard Shaw" to his American literary lawyer, opining, with remarkable candor, on U.S. involvement in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. In part: "...When the Liberals in England during the latter half of the XIXth century found that as a Capitalist Party they not only had no differences with the Conservatives on domestic policy, but were actually less progressive in their program on the education question, they staved off their present collapse and succession by the Socialists as the official Opposition by dropping all English questions and occupying themselves with Bulgarian atrocities and Irish Home Rule. The eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth. Your letters to Mr. Francis are part of the same policy. The Republican Party, being in the same predicament, is trying to distract political attention from the United States to Palestine by atrocity stories..." Double hole punch on the top edge; several ink corrections and four handwritten words at the end; several folds. Very good(-) condition.

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        Animal Farm by George Orwell 1st Edition

      Harcourt,Brace and Co, New York 1946 - Animal Farm, by George Orwell. Harcourt,Brace and Company. New York. 1946. First Edition. Hard cover with dj. 8vo. 118pp. Clean unmarked text. Very good boards and binding. Name on blank fp. DJ has light shelf wear. Back board has small 1" wrinkle at bottom. Great investment grade addition to any collection. Scarce. Satisfaction guaranteed. 118pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Bille de Verre -

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

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        London The Bastion of Liberty

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

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        The Law Of Success: Concentration; Cooperation

      Meriden, CT: Ralston Society, 1946. Hardcover. Very Good. Eight Volumes, bound in red cloth with gilt stamping. Complete eight volume set, with each volume containing two lessons., with books on average in Very Good condition. Bindings are lightly rubbed, with areas of edge wear. Light sunning to spines. Scuff to Volume VII. Clean text; pages show light age toning, with a few scattered spot stains and occasional bleeding from cloth. Side edge of page blocks show occasional foxing, red spotting from cloth, and light staining to page edge near top gutter on some volumes. The title page on each volume has an area of rubbing above the publisher details, where it looks like something has been erased or removed, and even covered in white-out in a few volumes. Still, a lovely set; scarce and very well preserved.

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        Les Voyages de Gulliver *

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

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

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        Islamic Astrolabists and Their Works

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

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        Les cahiers de la pléiade

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

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

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        Untitled [The Adventure of the Balloons in Upside Down Land]

      - Untitled collection of nine original watercolors that tell the story of juvenile balloons sold at a carnival and released into the air, where they find their way into "Upside Down Land". N.d., circa 1946, or in the immediate aftermath of World War Two. The order of the pictures telling the story -- there is no text -- is subject to debate, and one can not be certain that these illustrations represent the fully intended story, whether or not it was ever fully realized by the artist and storyteller. In any case, the balloons lose themselves with the manifold temptations of a candy shop. When outdoors, they are attacked by unsavory "balloon" monsters who puncture one of the balloons, who is then administered to by a balloon doctor who patches the hole. The balloons fly off rejoicing, and they dance a circle in the sky, Whether or not a complete suite of illustrations, there can be no denying the cleverness of the basic premise and the charm and skill by which the illustrations were executed. Not only is no published version of this story known, but also, there is no known story in which the concept of an "Upside Down Land" was used. An imaginary land is a commonplace in juvenile fiction, of course, but the ingeniousness of the Upside Down idea created here is that it allows for the illustrations to be viewed with equal appropriateness from top or from the bottom, and indeed, what is the top or bottom of the page is unanswerable, at least in six of the illustrations. The illustrations also capture a mid-twentieth century milieu superbly well. Nothing is known of the artist other than the name signed in one place, which is also not completely clear but appears to be Alberin. The watercolors are not all the same size but are generally about 27 by 20 cm.

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

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

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        Brave New World.

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

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        The Street

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Agroplant GmbH, Antiquariat ts-buch.´de]
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        Heed the Thunder

      Greenburg, New York 1946 - Red cloth boards with black lettered front panel and spine, in original dustjacket with the publisher's price of $2.50 listed in the upper corner of the inside front flap, First Printing of the First Edition. Very attractive copy of Thompson's scarce second novel. The book is in NF- condition in a very good plus dustjacket, with some edge, spine and corner wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Acorn Books]
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        THE CASE OF THE BACKWARD MULE (Superb Presentation Copy of the First Edition)

      William Morrow, New York 1946 - Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE BACKWARD MULE. New York: William Morrow, 1946. First Edition, first printing. A NEAR FINE copy (minor edge-wear, tiny bit of discoloration to the bottom edge) in a beautiful and bright NEAR FINE ORIGINAL PRICED ($2.50) DUST JACKET. SUPERB PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION BY THE AUTHOR in the year of publication relating directly to the Chinatown setting of the novel: "To Tee Rose/ from a guy who thinks she turns in some real writin'/ And may Chow Kok Koh [a character in this mystery] show you that the hill never seems so steep as just before the top/ Love from/ Yours/ Erle." Underneath the inscription, Erle Stanley Gardner has added his full signature followed by the date: June 1946. Tee Rose, a young writer from San Francisco, became a lifelong friend of ESG and she always received Gardner's latest book in the mail -- usually immediately upon publication. We have in stock quite a few of his presentation copies to her dating from 1934 to the early 1960s. THE CASE OF THE BACKWARD MULE is the second and last China-flavored Terry Clane mystery, the previous Terry Clane mystery MURDER UP MY SLEEVE having been published nine years earlier in 1937. Terry Clane is a government secret agent who has harnessed some of the spiritual power of his Far East experiences to deal some very deadly mysteries in San Francisco's Chinatown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ABAA]
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        The Paradine Case (Original screenplay for the 1947 film)

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

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Henry Moore

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Zashiki Hakkei. A Set of Eight Prints

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

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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