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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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        OLD DOLLS I HAVE MET

      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

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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]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Jill

      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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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        THE ICEMAN COMETH: A Play

      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.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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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)

      Ziff-Davis, Chicago and New York 1946 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Livres de A à Z]
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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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        ARMORIAL DE LOS ARZOBISPOS DE TARRAGONA

      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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        KASHU^ SHINSHO^ FUJI

      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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        REALLY THE BLUES

      New York: Random House, (1946). First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a Near Fine dustwrapper. Second Printing. This copy is SIGNED by both authors on the front endpaper along with American Jazz legends Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet as well as Velma Middleton, who served a long stint in Armstrong's band as vocalist, and Pops Foster, who is generally acknowledged as being the father of the jazz bass. On a rear blank are three signatures of French musicians including orchestra leader and specialist in the music of Bechet, Jacques Doudelle. An amazing collection of autographs including three of the most important figures in Jazz on one page.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Claudia and David (Original screenplay for the 1946 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1946. Final Script for the 1946 film comedy, "Claudia and David," directed by Walter Lang, written for the screen by Vera Caspary, Rose Franken, and William B. Meloney, and starring Dorothy McGuire Robert Young, and Mary Astor. & & McGuire and Young reprise their roles from the 1943 film, "Claudia," about a young couple dealing with the trials of parenthood. In this story, Claudia is in the midst of early motherhood and becomes obsessed with a fortune teller's prediction about her husband, leading to irrational fears, jealousy, and of course multiple hijinks. Adapted for the screen by Rose Franken based on her series of short stories, which also inspired a successful stage play and a radio series. & & Yellow studio wrappers, stamped SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 994 and copy No. 221, dated February 20, 1946, and with the holograph file notation "Env. 1562" at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with a credit for screenwriter Franken. 122 leaves, mimeograph, with eye-rest green revision pages throughout, dated variously between 3/2/46 and 4/19/46. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

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        The Inhabitants

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946. First edition. 4to (11 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches). 52 full-page b/w photographs. Unpaginated. Beige blind-stamped cloth. Near fine in near fine, slightly edgeworn dust jacket. Roth 101, pp. 122-3 . Part one of Morris' groundbreaking photo-fiction trilogy depicts his native Nebraska as a depopulated world of dilapidated ruin and desolation Thomas Mann wrote to Morris: "What these courageous pictures show is the harsh beauty of ugliness, the romanticism of the commonplace, the poetry of the unpoetical." (Roth, 122) With 2 original real photograph cards [c. 1946] laid in, entitled "Kokomo, Col-1942" and "Inhabitant-Utah" in Morris's hand beneath the image (5H. x 4G inches) with Christmas and New Year's notes to "Tony & Jamie" signed by Morris ("Wright") and wife Mary Ellen Verso of "Inhabitant-Utah" contains an autograph note signed ("Wright") to Tony. Morris compliments Tony on a recent painting and apologizes for not seeing his friend more often. Morris is glad to hear Tony enjoys THE INHABITANTS and outlines his plans for new work and maybe some travel: "I start work on a new volume this spring. Right now on a novel. This April we will ... give a buzz at your bell. See to it that you are at home!" An unusually fine copy with rare Morris images - he seldom made prints

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        PATERSON (Books 1-5)

      New York: New Directions, (1946-58). First Edition. Hardcover. Short tear to the front panel of the dustwrapper of the second volume, occasional internal tape reinforcement. Near Fine in Near Fine dustwrappers with only light wear and soiling. Five volumes, all First Editions in dustwrappers. The first four books limited to 1000 copies, the fifth to 3000. Williams's masterpiece, SIGNED by the poet in an early hand on the front free endpaper of the first volume and quite scarce thus.

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        Paterson: Books I-V

      New York: New Directions. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITIONS of all five books of William Carlos Williams's epic masterpiece, one of the great triumphs of twentieth-century American poetry. Each first edition had a very limited print run: Books I-IV, one of only 1000 copies, Book V, one of 3000 copies. "This is the first part of a long poem in four parts--that man in himself is a city, beginning, seeking, achieving and concluding his life in ways which the various aspects of a city may embody--if imaginatively conceived--any city, all the details of which may be made to voice his most intimate convictions. Part One introduces the elemental character of the place. The Second Part will comprise the modern replicas. Three will seek a language to make them vocal, and Four, the river below the falls, will be reminiscent of episodes--all that any one man may achieve in a lifetime" (Williams, introducing Paterson, which will ultimately become five, rather than four books). New York: New Directions, 1946-1958. Tall octavo, original cloth, original dust jackets. A FINE SET with only the slightest wear. Rare in this condition.

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        Paterson, Books I-V

      New York: New Directions, 1946-58. First Edition. First Printings. Five octavo volumes; original tan cloth boards; printed dustjackets (save Book V, which has a pictorial jacket). Uniformly Near Fine copies in original dustwrappers, all unclipped but with moderate toning to spines and extremities; Book I also with a small scuff to rear jacket panel, partially eliding one word of text; Book IV with faint tide-mark along upper extremity of jacket, still easily Very Good to Near Fine overall. & & These five volumes together constitute the entirety of Williams's magnum opus, a long poem completed over the course of more than a dozen years. The first printings of Books I-IV were limited to only 1000 copies; Book V was issued in an open edition of 3000 copies. A cornerstone work of American modernism. National Book Award (for Book II, 1948). CONNOLLY 100 (citing Books I-IV; Book V did not appear until after Connolly's list was published).

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        Matthew Flinders' Narrative of His Voyage in the Schooner Francis: 1798

      1946. Matthew Flinders’s “Narrative of an Expedition to Furneaux Islands”[GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS]. FLINDERS, Matthew. Matthew Flinders’ Narrative of His Voyage in the Schooner Francis: 1798. Preceded and Followed by Notes on Flinders, Bass, the Wreck of the Sidney Cove, &c, by Geoffrey Rawson. With Engravings by John Buckland Wright. [London]: Printed in Great Britain at The Golden Cockerel Press, 1946.Limited to 750 numbered copies (this copy being No. 547). Folio (12 1/4 x 7 7/16 inches; 310 x 189 mm.). 100, [2], [2, blank] pp. Nine wood-engravings by John Buckland Wright (including frontispiece, title vignette, six head-piece vignettes, and printer’s device). Map. Printed in black and green. “Matthew Flinders’ Narrative has been designed, produced, and published by Christopher Sandford at the Golden Cockerel Press, London, on Arnold’s mould-made paper in 16pt. Aldine Bembo type, with Centaur initials, designed by Bruce Rogers, and Lyons capitals, designed by Louis Perrin, upon the model Latin inscriptions in 1846” (Colophon). “Bass’s journal of the whaleboat voyage”: pp. 29-43.Publisher’s full green buckram. Front cover pictorially stamped in gilt with a schooner designed by John Buckland Wright, spine stamped and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Small red ink stamp on front free endpaper. A near fine copy.“The principal feature of this volume is the printing in full of Flinders’ 1798, ‘Narrative of an expedition to Furneaux Islands,’ the largest island of which is named Flinders Island. Included are several articles relating to Flinders’ interest in Australia, including his earlier explorations of Tasmania with George Bass. An abridgement is given of Flinders’ circumnavigation of Australia” (Hill).“Printed from the original manuscript, in the Victoria Public Library, which has title: Narrative of an expedition to Furneaux Islands on the coast of New South Wales” (Hill).“This is another book of daring exploration in our ‘Sea Series’. I tried to produce these stories of high adventure in an exciting way, and planned to make the book a symphony in green. I even thought of scenting the paper with seaweed, and imagined clients commenting to each other… ‘Strange thing about this book—it seems to bring a breath of the sea!’” (Cockolorum).Cave & Manson 170. Cockalorum 170. Hill I, pp. 106-107.

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

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

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        DR. SAM: JOHNSON, DETECTOR. Inscribed

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946 First Edition of this Queen's Quorum 100 title Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. 'Cordially inscribed to Mae Carruthers, with the admiration and affection of many years, by Yours to command, Lillian de La Torre, November, 1746'. A fine copy in cinnamon cloth, gilt titles and decorations in a near fine pictorial dustwrapper with the slightest of use and one restored tiny chip to the spine crown. Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights. Barnes, Muder In Print. The most desirable of 1746 inscriptions.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator I, II, and III IN Electrical Engineering

      New York: American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1946. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. In the ORIGINAL WRAPS, in a custom leather spined box. (rare thus and in this condition) Minor crinkling to the spine panels. The three part article offered here, one part in each of three issues of the Electrical Engineering Magazine (on pages 384-91, 449-54, 522-28) is bright and clean (note: Origins of Cyberspace incorrectly notes page numbers for the second part as 445-54). Contains "a three part article on the Mark I, based largely on Aiken and Hopper's Manual of Operation for the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (see no 411). Although Hopper's name appears second, she was the primary author. The article begins with a brief history of computing instruments." The Automatic Sequence Controlled calculator was also known as the Mark I. "The electromechanical Harvard Mark I was the first programmable calculating machine to actually produce mathematical tables, fulfilling the dream of Charles Babbage originally set out in print in 1822..." Grace Hopper was one of a few prominent women working in computers at the time - she was chief programmer for the Mark I. (Origins of Cyberspace 411 & 412).

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        Titus Groan : Gormenghast : Titus Alone : Titus Awakes : Mr. Pye : Boy In Darkness : Six Books - Five Hardcovers Plus One Booklet

      Eyre & Spottiswoode : Mervyn Peake Society : Heinemann : Hodder Headline, 1946. Titus Groan, first edition, second impression (from dust jacket), about vg with dusty edges, unclipped dust jacket is second impression, vg with a couple of small chips and a bit of staining to the back panel. Gormenghast, first edition, vg+, unclipped dust jacket is vg+. Titus Groan, first edition, vg or better with some light rubbing to front board, unclipped dust jacket is vg to vg+ .Titus Awakes, Mervyn Peake Society, number 23, vg+ to near fine (note that this is NOT the 2011 publication of Titus Awakes by Maeve Gilmour). Mr. Pye, Heinemann, first edition, inscibed on front free endpaper "With very best wishes from Mervyn Peake 1956", vg with dusty edges, unclipped dust jacket is about vg- with some small chips and slight fading to spine. "Boy In Darkness" is first separate edition. fine in an unclipped fine dust jacket....... Signed by Author. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Mervyn Peake. Hardcover.

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        The Gormenghast trilogy:] Titus Groan; Gormenghast; Titus Alone.

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1946–59 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        TITUS GROAN. GORMENGHAST. TITUS ALONE

      Eyre and Spottiswoode. London. 1946/50/59. FIRST EDITIONS. Three volumes. 8vo. (8.7 x 5.6 inches). First two volumes with a small illustration by the author on title pages. Third volume with a full page frontispiece by the author. Finely bound in full red morocco, spines with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled borders on all boards. Top edges gilt. The set is housed in a dark red cloth covered, felt lined slipcase with a black pull-tie. Fine set.

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