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        Catálogo's De Libros Antiguos, Raros o Curiosos. 1946 - 1971.

      Librería Para Bibliófilos Luis Bardón, Madrid, 1946 - 1971 - Excepcional colección de catálogos de libros antiguos puestos a la venta por la mejor librería anticuaria de España. En 8 gruesos volúmenes estupendamente encuadernados a media piel y tela. Lomeras con nervios, florones y tejuelos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        La Femme tondue

      Paris, A.P.R. 1946 - Livre d'occasion 20 x 13,8 cm, broché, couverture imprimée, non paginé [56 pp.], 8 gravures originales volantes. Robert J. Godet, grand amateur de livres illustrés, publiera de 1937 et 1951 vingt-et un livres ornés par Picasso, Braque, Zao Wou Ki, Dali, Arp, Dominguez, etc. Réf. bibliographiques : Maurice Imbert - Robert J. Godet éditeur, in Histoires littéraires, n° 3, 2000. Condition : Édition originale. L'un des 150 ex. de tête imprimés sur Marais Crève-Coeur (le nôtre l'un des 100 ex. num., seuls exemplaires (avec les 50 exemplaires de Chapelle sur le même papier) comprenant les 8 eaux-fortes et burins sur Arches signés d'Anton Prinner, avant les 450 exemplaire sur vélin du Marais sans les gravures). Envoi autographe de Prinner : "Raymond Godet / Mère et Père du génial et mystérieu (sic) Robert avec remerciements / Prinner 1948". Chacune des huit gravures est justifiée et signée par l'artiste. Couverture restaurée avec petites taches, gravures parfaites. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Aruba Netherlands West Indies. Long. 70 00" W ..... Lat. 12 - 30" N

      1946.. Color poster, pictographic / pictorial map, image 35 x 16 3/4 on sheet 18 1/4 x 36 3/4 inches. Professionally mounted on linen and restored, minimising tears (mostly in margins but a couple into the image); filled areas in the margins, not affecting the image area. A clean, bright image. A beautifully composed image with bird's eye view of the island, where small comic images enliven the imparting of information. The vignette illustrations in three corners of the map are more painterly in style, with cacti and a sea nymph (?). At the upper right corner is Senor Trade Wind. The silhouette border depicts sailing vessels and a profile of the island's activity. A most unusual map of this Caribbean island. .

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        Omnibus. Settimanale di attualit? politica e letteraria.

      Subject: (Riviste). Milano, 1946, A. I n. 1/8, 10 (del 28 dicembre) - 1947, A. II n. 1/12, 16/44 (29 dicembre) - 1948, A. III n. 1/53 - 1949, A. IV n. 1/49 (8 dicembre). Tutti (152) :

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        An Anagram of Ideas on Art, Form and Film (First Edition, inscribed by the publisher to D.S. Savage)

      Yonkers, NY: Alicat Bookshop Press, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. This copy is INSCRIBED by the publisher Oscar Baradinsky (later Oscar Baron) to his friend the writer D.S. Savage. One of 750 copies, published in the Alicat Bookshop Press' Outcast series. An uncommon and key document in experimental cinema, published the same year Deren released Ritual in Transfigured Time. The Anthology Film Archive in New York, the ground floor of which is named after Ms. Deren as the "godmother of American avant-garde cinema," has published a massive ongoing series documenting Deren's work, from her Socialist origins to feminist filmmaking and theory. Very Good to Near Fine in saddle-stitched wrappers, with some toning to the edges of the front and rear panel.

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        PAST ALL DISHONOR.

      Knopf,, New York: 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        UENO DO^BUTSU-EN [UENO ZOO]

      1946. Good. [WOODBLOCK PRINT] ONCHI Ko^shiro. "UENO DO^BUTSU-EN [UENO ZOO]" Image 24.4 x 18.2 cm. This image, created by Onchi for the Nihon Hanga Kyo^kai, originally appeared in Sept. 1929 in an edition of 50cc., signed and sealed by Onchi, as part of the series SHIN TOKYO HYAKKEI. This impression, however, appears to have been that included in the TOKYO KAIKO ZUE series, which was published by Fugaku for the Nihon Hanga Kyo^kai in 1946, in this case using the original Onchi blocks. It would seem that no signature was called for in the TOKYO KAIKO ZUE series, but this print is signed by Onchi (in Kanji) in pencil on the lower right margin. An interesting example of Onchi's representational style. Refs: Austin, SHINTOKYO HYAKKEI - THE EASTERN CAPITAL REVISITED BY THE MODERN PRINT ARTISTS in "Ukiyo-e Art" #14, 1966.; Merritt & Yamada, pp.268 & 277. Good impression with some slight browning on the reverse.

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        When the Going Was Good.

      Duckworth, London, 1946 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. A near fine copy in bright, unsoiled yellow cloth. minor edgewear but undoubtedly lovely. The scarce dustwrapper shows a little fraying and wear to the extremities otherwise quite the nicest we've seen. Includes one folding map of Guiana and a Henry lamb portrait frontispiece of Waugh aged 26 which makes him look rather like a satanic, tweed clad I.T. graduate with dubious taste in neckwear. "The idea of picking and choosing among his journals of a roving life was a good one and has resulted in a readable and strangely nostalgic book." (from a contemporary review) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BELFAGOR - 1946-1961 - rassegna bimestrale di varia umanità fondato da LUIGI RUSSO e ADOLFO OMODEO (Tutto il pubblicato nel periodo 1946-1961), Firenze, Vari editori, 1946

      cm,. 18 x 26, fascicoli in brossura di pagine 120 circa cadauno. Omodeo partecipò alla fondazione ma scomparve dopo pochi mesi (aprile 1946) e LUIGI RUSSO ne è stato l'anima fino alla sua morte (Pietrasanta agosto 1961) Il periodico proseguì fino agli anni 2000, ma la parte più significativa è questa che qui presentiamo. Il titolo è di chiara ispirazione machiavellica e la rivista sostenne un ruolo di opposizione al conformismo, con importanti collaboratori (Walter Binni, Norberto Bobbio, Giorgio Saitta, Gaetano Salvemini, Pietro Calamandrei, Luigi Silori, Gianfranco Contini e tanti altri. Vallecchi fu l'editore iniziale, e successivamente venne sostituito da D'Anna e poi da Olskj. Presentiamo le annate complete (sei fascicoli per annata) dal 15 gennaio 1946 alla fine del 1961, cioè tutto il periodo di LUIGI RUSSO. totale 13 annate a fascicoli sciolti in ottime condizioni. La raccolta viene offerta a

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        Le doctorat impromptu

      Editions Eryx 1946 - In-8 (20x26.5 cm), livre en feuilles sous couverture rempliée, chemise cartonnée et emboîtage, 100 pages, tirage total de l'édition de luxe à 695 exemplaires, le nôtre est un des 17 exemplaires sur Vélin de Rives (n°9) comprenant un dessin original de l'ouvrage, une suite des 8 hors-texte et une suite des dessins inutilisés, ouvrage illustré par P.E. Bécat, compositions en couleurs in et hors-texte, contient également un bon de livraison ; dos de la chemise jauni (+ légères traces roses), quelques rousseurs et taches sur l'emboîtage aux bords frottés, intérieur très frais, bel exemplaire. Bécat P.-E. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Tricorne 1874. Histoire véridique du Corrégidor et de Meunière *

      A La Baconnière, Neuchâtel 1946. - Relié plein chagrin vertmillion 15 x 11, décors et filets dorés, autour d'un motif mosaïqué au premier plat, titre et tête dorés, filets sur coupe et dentelle intérieure, gardes marbrées, couverture conservée. Ex-libris. L'un des 50 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur pur chiffon. Imprimé par l'incontournable Kundig de Genève, cet exemplaire de luxe en reliure d'éditeur ne court pas les rues, comme les chapeliers un à un nous quittant gentiment. On vous donnera l'adresse du nôtre si vous êtes sage !Seul le tirage de luxe comporte les estampes gravées, l'édition ordinaire n'en présentant que la reproduction mécanique. Notre volume est truffé de 9 gravures supplémentaires, inédites ou variantes de celles figurant dans l'iconographie de l'ouvrage.Bel ensemble.

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        Les grands arbres *

      (Société d'amateurs de gravures, La Chaux-de-Fonds) sans date. - Feuillet 52 x 40, légère trace de plis. Second tirage de cette gravure de 1946, le premier ayant été effectué par Rouxel à Paris (quelques très rares épreuves selon Lioré/Cailler V, 1036). Le cuivre a été rayé.

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        UENO DO^BUTSU-EN [UENO ZOO]

      1946. Good. [WOODBLOCK PRINT] ONCHI Ko^shiro. "UENO DO^BUTSU-EN[UENO ZOO]" Image 24.4 x 18.2 cm. This image, created by Onchi for the Nihon Hanga Kyo^kai, originally appeared in Sept. 1929 in an edition of 50cc., signed and sealed by Onchi, as part of the series SHIN TOKYO HYAKKEI. This impression, however, appears to have been that included in the TOKYO KAIKO ZUE series, which was published by Fugaku for the Nihon Hanga Kyo^kai in 1946, in this case using the original Onchi blocks. It would seem that no signature was called for in the TOKYO KAIKO ZUE series, but this print is signed by Onchi (in Kanji) in pencil on the lower right margin. An interesting example of Onchi's representational style. Refs: Austin, SHINTOKYO HYAKKEI - THE EASTERN CAPITAL REVISITED BY THE MODERN PRINT ARTISTS in "Ukiyo-e Art" #14, 1966.; Merritt & Yamada, pp.268 & 277. Good impression with some slight browning on the reverse.

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        Motor. Settimanale d'informazioni : Automobilismo - Aviazione - Motociclismo - Motonutica ..

      Subject: (Automobilismo). Milano, 1946 A. IV, n 4, 11, 13, 16, 17, 19/24, 29, 33, 35, 39, 40, 44, 46. Diciotto fascicoli di pp. 8 cadauno, con num. ill.

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        All The King's Men

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1946. First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free end paper. Light wear to the extremities, else a fine copy in an excellent first issue dust jacket with light wear to the crown and foot of the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare signed. Set in the 1930s, "All The King's Men" traces the rise and fall of Willie Stark, who resembles the real-life Huey "Kingfish" Long of Louisiana. Stark begins his political career as an idealistic man of the people but soon becomes corrupted by success. Generally considered the finest novel ever written on American politics. Basis for the 1949 film starring Broderick Crawford and the 2006 remake with Sean Penn, Jude Law and Kate Winslet. Named by Modern Library as one the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century.

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        The Conjuror's Magazine Vol. 1 No. 1-12 ,1945; Vol. 2 No's 1-12 1946; Vol. 3 No. 1-7 & 10, 1947; Vol. 4 No. 1-2, 1948 (35 total)

      CONJURORS PRESS, NEW YORK 1946 - 35 issues total. Vol. 1, No. 1-12, 1945; Vol. 2 No. 1-12, 1946; Vol. 3 No. 1-7 & #10, 1947; Vol. 4 No. 1 & 2, 1948. All have general shelf wear, slighlty rubbed covers, some creases in spines, good binding, clean bodies, and unmarked texts. DATE PUBLISHED: 1946 EDITION: [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (First Edition, advance reading copy)

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1946. First Edition. Advance Reading Copy, preceding the First Edition. About Fine in illustrated wrappers. Just a hint of toning, brief offsetting at the front endpapers from something once laid in, and light rubbing at the spine ends. Basis for the well-loved 1948 film comedy starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas. Wrapper design and interior illustrations by William Steig. An uncommon edition.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Stones of the Field

      Camarthen; The Druid Press; 1946 - First edition, first printing of the author's first collection of poems. The book is slightly rubbed, but generally in fine condition with a cartoon drawing of the author and a small Blackwell's label pasted to the front pastedown. There is an ownership inscription dated 1952, but it is also signed by the author with an inscription in Welsh - er cof am Y Gelli 29.v.97 (in memory of Hay on Wye). The good price clipped dustjacket is somewhat worn and chipped and has been taped but is largely intact and features a sketch by M.E. Eldridge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bridge Busters The 397th Bomb Group(M):A Pictorial History

      Cleveland, OH: Crane Howard Printers, 1946. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine. Size=9"x11. Fully Illustrated. (full book description) Crane Howard Printers, Cleveland, OH, 1946. 1st Edition Fine-, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=9"x11", UNP(about 200). Fully Illustrated. Clean, tight & bright. NO ink names, bookplates etc. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        The Cabin

      Privately Printed, No Place: 1946 - Gilt-stamped red cloth: 4to; 124pp; illustrated with photo frontispiece plus 11 other b&w photographic plates. An unusual book-the opening chapter discusses the room Talbott built in the confines of his own home resembling a log cabin. Reminiscences of hunting moose, bear, caribou and sheep in Canada, Alaska and Northwestern United States. Also, bird shooting on Currituck Sound and the New Orleans delta plus fishing for salmon and trout. An uncommon title as the OCLC locates but 1 copy, at Princeton. A very good copy with the slightest of rubbing on cover. A signed presentation copy on front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Foley Sporting Books]
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        All The King's Men.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1946. - First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free end paper. Light wear to the extremities, else a fine copy in an excellent first issue dust jacket with light wear to the crown and foot of the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare signed. Set in the 1930s, "All The King's Men" traces the rise and fall of Willie Stark, who resembles the real-life Huey "Kingfish" Long of Louisiana. Stark begins his political career as an idealistic man of the people but soon becomes corrupted by success. Generally considered the finest novel ever written on American politics. Basis for the 1949 film starring Broderick Crawford and the 2006 remake with Sean Penn, Jude Law and Kate Winslet. Named by Modern Library as one the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prater Violet (SIGNED)

      Methuen 1946 - A First UK printing published by Methuen in 1946.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.Mild pushing to the spine tips with some dustiness and browning to the text block.There is very light foxing spots to the first and last few pages.The green titling looks very striking on the purple covered boards.The fragile war time economy produced WRAPPER is complete and in VERY GOOD ++ condition.It is complete and has some minor rubbing with loss at the spine tips and corners.The spine is browned but the lettering and colouring are still very clear.The front flap and rear cover have some foxing spots and the rear cover is lightly rubbed in places.The Jean Ross ( purportedly the model for the famous Sally Bowles character) period designed wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival protector.The book has been SIGNED to the title page by Christopher Isherwood.Early Isherwood signed titles are extremely scarce to find in any collectable condition.A lovely item.ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Grierson on Documentary

      London: Collins,, 1946. Edited with an Introduction by Forsyth Hardy. With 92 Illustrations. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in brown. With the dust jacket. 48 pages of illustrations from film stills and photographs. Lightly rubbed, spine and edges of boards faded, corners bumped. An excellent copy in the rubbed and spotted jacket with a few nicks. First edition, first impression of this comprehensive survey of the most important writings of John Grierson, the father of documentary film-making. Included are sections on the historical background to the documentary movement, its foundation and early years, important achievements and future possibilities. Inscribed by Grierson on the front free endpaper, "To Ben Lepkin from John Grierson, Dec '46". The recipient was a Canadian film reviewer.

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        The complete works of Swami Vivekananda [7 volumes]

      Calcutta : Advaita Ashrama, 1946, 1955. Mayavati memorial edition. Physical description: 7 v. : illus. (ports.) ; 21 cm. Note: Lacking volume 8. Editions not uniform, with various publication dates. Vols. 1 & 2: 7th edition, 1946 --vols. 3, 4 & 5: 5th edition, 1947 --vol. 6: 4th edition, 1947 --vol. 7: 3rd edition, 1947. Subjects: Vivekananda, Swami, 1863-1902 -- Hinduism -- Indian philosophy -- India -- Vedanta -- Yoga. Very good copies in the original title-blocked, cloth-backed boards. Volume 2 is bound in the original gilt-blocked green cloth. Spine bands and panel edges very slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Previous owner's bookplate (Carol & Chris) to the front pastedown of each volume. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        AUTO-DA-FE

      CAPE. LONDON 1946, 1946-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. London: Jonathan Cape, 1946: First British edition, First Printing; First edition in English. Hardcover, in a price-clipped dust jacket. In Good condition. Clean text; Age toned pages; Foxing to the side edge of the page block. Insect tract to front free end paper, paste down and first few pages; Inscription to previous owner in pen on front free end paper. Black cloth binding shows edge wear, bumped corners and a ding to the side edge of the top board. The jacket is age toned, with a few repairs made with archival tape from the verso. The jacket also shows foxing, wear, edge wear. Darkening to the rear panel. The jacket presents well under new Mylar.

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        THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING. Signed

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946 McCullers, Carson. THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946. Presentation Copy. First Edition, 8vo., 195pp. A very good copy in golden yellow cloth lettered in black & showing some moderate general use in a near fine or better, very bright supplied dust jacket with a bit of conservation at the spine extremities. Inscribed on the front free endpaper in black fountain pen: "For Howard / with love / Carson". From the estate of Howard Doughty, acclaimed literary critic & scholar, Harvard College. McCullers adapted this novel into a play that opened on Broadway with Julie Harris & Ethel Waters & won numerous awards. Waters & Harris then recreated their Broadway roles in the 1952 Fred Zinneman film, with Harris nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. [27074] $3850. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Fuga sì fuga no. Fascicolo n.10 del "Concilium Lithographicum" di Velso Mucci.

      4°; fascicolo su carta Masco satinata delle Cartiere di Burgo, un epigramma dell'Autore litografato in fac-simile d'autografo con a fronte una litografia originale di Nino Scordia, entrambe firmate a matita dall'Autore e dall'Artista. Cartellina editoriale con due piccole xilografie orig. di Maccari. Rara e preziosa ediz. originale limitata a soli 80 esemplari numerati. Cfr. Gambetti-Vezzosi "Rarità bibliografiche del Novecento italiano".(vedi riproduz.)

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        Duke Ellington

      London: Musicians Press,, 1946. Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine lightly bumped, dust jacket rubbed and creased to edges. First edition, second impression, of the first biography of the bandleader and composer. Signed by Duke Ellington on the front free endpaper. Ulanov, later Professor of English at Barnard College, was the author of four seminal books on jazz music and culture. In his autobiography Miles Davis referred to Ulanov as the only white critic who ever understood him or Charlie Parker. This cop has, laid in, a copy of number 5 of "Choix: Les écrits du mois a travers le monde", which includes a Portrait of Duke Ellington translated from the New Yorker 24 June 1944, by Richard O. Boyer, with two vignette illustrations.

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        Grundlagen des Ländlichen Bauwesens: Typen für Landwirtschaftliche Kleingehöfte. Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Lehrstuhles Ländliches bau-und Siedlungswesen

      Technischer Wiederaufbau Thuringen Thüringen: Technischer Wiederaufbau Thüringen, 1946. First edition. Hardcover. vg. 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.

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        AND THE DARKNESS FALLS

      Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company, 1946 An anthology of seventy-two stories and poems by American, British, French and Russian authors, including Oliver Onions, Edward F. Benson, Ivan Turgenev, Guy de Maupassant, Lafcadio Hearn, Arthur Conan Doyle, Algernon Blackwood, August Derleth, and many others. Classic dust jacket illustration by Leo Manso. Bleiler: Guide to Supernatural Fiction, 932. When purchased by us, the dust jacket was taped in tissue for protection. The book is near fine with several extremely light tape ghosts to the endpapers, in a near fine, bright dust jacket, also with extremely light tape ghosts to the reverse and the front and rear flaps. A very handsome copy seldom found in such nice condition.. First edition, first printing. Hardcover.

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        Independent People [Signed by Author, Thor Heyerdahl's copy with his signature ] [Sjálfstætt fólk / Signet]

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing, of one of Halldor Laxness' most important works (spine ends pushed, title to spine rather rubbed, some fading to lower region of rear board, modest evidence of handling, quite small spot to shelf edge of rear board) in a Very Good, price-clipped, dust jacket (moderate edge wear and light chipping at the corners), THOR HEYERDAHL'S COPY, SIGNED BY HALLDOR LAXNESS in his full name on the title page and SIGNED BY THOR HEYERDAHL on the front free endpaper. Halldor Laxness won the 1955 Nobel Prize of Literature "for his vivid epic power which has renewed the great narrative art of Iceland", the only Icelander ever to have won the Prize. Set in the early 20th Century, and published as a single volume in America, this great epic originally appeared in two volumes, "Landnámsmaður Íslands" (1934 - which, translated, means "Icelandic Pioneers") and "Erfiðir tímar" (1935 - which, translated, means "Hard Times"). The two works together comprise "Independent People", the tale of Bjartur, a poor Icelandic sheep farmer who, only recently freed from a system of debt bondage, struggles to survive in Iceland's harsh environment. In his presentation speech at the Nobel Prize ceremony, about Laxness and "Independent People", E. Wessén, Member of the Swedish Academy, stated: "Individual people and their destinies always move us most deeply in Halldór Laxness' novels.....Even more affecting, perhaps, is the story of Bjartur, the man with the indomitable will for freedom and independence, Geijer's yeoman farmer in an Icelandic setting and, with monumental, epic proportions, the settler, the landnámsman of Iceland's thousand-year-old history. Bjartur remains the same in sickness and misfortune, in poverty and starvation, in raging snowstorms and face to face with the frightening monsters of the moors, and pathetic to the last in his helplessness and his touching love for his foster daughter, Ásta Sóllilja." In the view of many, "Independent People" was of great importance in Laxness' winning of the Prize. Signed copies of this epic and important novel are quite scarce, and signed copies in English translation are even more so. As noted above, the copy offered here previously belonged to the great Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl, and also carries his signature to the front free endpaper. A Very Good copy of one of Halldor Laxness' most significant works, SIGNED BY HALLDOR LAXNESS and SIGNED BY THE PRIOR OWNER, THOR HEYERDAHL. RARE.

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        Coeurs vaillants, belles histoires de vaillance, nouvelle série (n°1 du 19 mai 1946 au n? 22 du 29 décembre 1946)

      Fleurus 1946 - In-4 (28x39 cm), broché, contient 22 numéros de l'année 1946, nouvelles série, vignettes en couleurs, illustrations en noir et blanc, revue enfantine ; pages légèrement jaunies, assez bon état. Coeurs Vaillants Collectif [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Reports on Visits to American Automobile Body Plants during the Period of 16th April - 17th May 1946

      [Issued by the Press Steel Co., Ltd., Engineering Dept.], June 1946., 1946. Folio. This report is a British post war working draft, possibly for eventual printing, concentrating on all technical aspects of the car designs and construction in the USA with a view to develop and modernise the British car industry worldwide. It counts 128 pages of typed pages, printed on recto only, several of them with photos and xeroxes of cars, car parts, technical drawings, and cross sections tipped in; pencil notes and numbering throughout. The whole held in a brown faux-leather period folder the boards screwed to the spine; paper title label to upper. Folder rubbed to extremities, label chipped; end papers dusty. Content clean. 'The visits reported herein were made with the object of studying the latest trends in American Automobile Body Design, with special reference to future trends in Styling, Construction Methods and Engineering Procedure.... The report is based mainly on information gathered during discussions with Engineers, Technical Executives and Supervisors, technical data in printed and photographic form collected from various sources, and the writer's observations in the plants visited....' (Introduction).

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        UENO DO^BUTSU-EN [UENO ZOO]

      1946 - [WOODBLOCK PRINT] ONCHI Ko^shiro. "UENO DO^BUTSU-EN [UENO ZOO]" Image 24.4 x 18.2 cm. This image, created by Onchi for the Nihon Hanga Kyo^kai, originally appeared in Sept. 1929 in an edition of 50cc., signed and sealed by Onchi, as part of the series SHIN TOKYO HYAKKEI. This impression, however, appears to have been that included in the TOKYO KAIKO ZUE series, which was published by Fugaku for the Nihon Hanga Kyo^kai in 1946, in this case using the original Onchi blocks. It would seem that no signature was called for in the TOKYO KAIKO ZUE series, but this print is signed by Onchi (in Kanji) in pencil on the lower right margin. An interesting example of Onchi's representational style. Refs: Austin, SHINTOKYO HYAKKEI - THE EASTERN CAPITAL REVISITED BY THE MODERN PRINT ARTISTS in "Ukiyo-e Art" #14, 1966.; Merritt & Yamada, pp.268 & 277. Good impression with some slight browning on the reverse.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, ABAA]
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        The Outsider

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1946. Translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert. Introduction by Cyril Connolly. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. Spine and edges of boards faded, spotting to edges of text block, endpapers, and contents. A very good copy in the rubbed, chipped, spotted, and creased jacket with tanned spine panel. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in France in 1942.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (First Edition)

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in an exceptionally sharp, Fine dust jacket. A touch of fading to the book's sensitive purple cloth at the spine and board edges (as almost always found). Basis for the well-loved 1948 film comedy starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas. Jacket design and interior illustrations by William Steig. A stunning copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        AS TEN AS TWENTY

      Toronto: Ryerson, 1946 Page, P.K. AS TEN AS TWENTY. Toronto: Ryerson, 1946. 8vo., 43pp. First Edition of the author's first regularly published collection of poems preceded only by her first appearance in Unit Of Five, 1944 & her novel, The Sun And The Moon, 1944. A fine fresh copy in like dustwrapper. Excellent example. $650.00  . 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        6th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers 1939-46

      NP, printed by Gemmel & Son, Ayr, nd ( Cohen speculates 1946) - Not to be confused with a regimental history by Buchan, this was likely a private publication for the 6th Battalion, which was disbanded after the war. Churchill commanded this unit in France in 1916 and contributes a foreword. 160 pages, a few photos, 2 appendices. Very scarce. Not in Woods, Cohen B103. Spine sunned, contents clean, no names.

      [Bookseller: The Churchill Book Specialist]
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        War Speeches 1940-1945

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd.,, 1946. With half-tone frontispiece. Octavo. Original light blue wrappers printed in black, rebacked with the original spine laid down. Portrait frontispiece. Wrappers lightly rubbed and creased and a little faded, some restoration to the rebacked spine, small marks to lower wrapper, contents tanned as usual. First and only edition. One 20,000 copies, but due to the fragility of production this edition remains uncommon, particularly in anything approaching collectable condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The War Speeches 1940-1945

      Cassell and Company Ltd., London, 1946. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 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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        War Speeches 1940-1945

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd.,, 1946. With half-tone frontispiece. Octavo. Original light blue wrappers printed in black, rebacked with the original spine laid down. Portrait frontispiece. Bookseller's ink stamp from Ipoh, Malaysia. Spine creased, wrappers a bit rubbed and partially faded, with a minor split to rear joint leading into a small tear to spine, faint yellow stain to a very few early and late leaves, toning as usual; a good sound copy of this very fragile production. First and only edition. One of 20,000 copies, but due to the fragility of production this edition remains uncommon, particularly in anything approaching collectable condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The War Speeches 1940-1945

      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 a well-preserved example, protected in an accompanying, custom clamshell presentation case. The binding is square and sound. The front flap is unclipped, still bearing the "5s. net" price. The wraps are highly complete, with fractional chipping at the spine ends and wear along the hinges. Spine presentation is quite respectable, with all lettering intact and clearly legible and the bright blue color unfaded. There is a "7/6" bookseller price notation in pencil at the top right corner of the front cover. The contents are age-toned, as is unavoidable given the pulp paper. No inscriptions. Light spotting appears only on the blank verso of both covers and the top edge of the text block. The custom clamshell preservation case is in maroon cloth with black leather spine label and acid-free interior lining. As an added preservation precaution, the book itself has a removable, clear archival mylar cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A224, Woods/ICS A113, Langworth p.241.

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        Nightmare Alley.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: INDOSIAM RARE BOOKS]
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