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        [Archive]: British Liberation Army Electrician

      England, Belgium, 1946. Near Fine/Near Fine. An archive of 110 photographs, six diaries, two business cards, a fuel ration book, and a page of notes all housed in a small leather makeup case kept by a soldier electrician's wife during World War II. All items very good with curled edges on the photographs and some small tears and age toning.An archive of ephemera kept by an electrician, Arthur Charles Payne, serving with the British Liberation Army between 1943 and 1946. All the items were kept by his wife, "Kay (Kathleen)," after being sent the diaries and photos once they were completed and kept in a leather makeup case. The diaries begin in 1943 and are small daily "note-a-day" style books discussing the day to day of Payne's life in the army. Some of the diaries are dedicated to his wife and all of them request they be returned to his wife if found. Payne began his training at Bovington Camp in January of 1943 learning to repair tanks. The camp was used beginning in 1937 as a training facility for driving and maintenance. These entries discuss his early training as well as leaves taken, phone calls with Kay, and his daily life at the camp. A typical entry reads, "Practical test this morning. Disposal lecture 49.4%. 3rd class electrics recommended 2nd. Packing for my departure." An entry from March 1943 simply reads, "making arrangements for wedding" when he married Kay in London and they took a short honeymoon before he returned to his duties. The second diary continues into 1944 with similar entries discussing crashed planes, trips to the "pictures," and his work. A charming entry on September 5th reads, "Kathleen's birthday, my darling wife. Wherever I may be on this day I shall be thinking of her, loving her more and more -- happy birthday. Many happy returns of the day my pet -- I love you dearly." He was assigned to overseas duty in mid-1944 and the diary ends then with a note reading, "handing this diary over to my wife for safe keeping. If anything should happen to me all I have is her. I hope nothing will. I love her dearly, she is so sweet. May I come back for her sake. Love her, she does work too hard though. God bless her."A diary stamped "Agenda 1944" is hand titled "Souvenir of Watteren, Belgium British Liberation Army June 22nd 1944 to ---- West Yorkshire Regt 269 Forward Special Delivery Squadron." He begins, "our first sighting of France, smoldering buildings, some explosions from the shore, huge masses of ships on either side down the coast a little way battleships, bombarding shore batteries." Later he writes, "saw our first Jerry plane, heavy ack ack." Later he writes, "a dog fight overhead & ack ack fire, Jerry got away." Many of the entries discuss crashes, overhead dogfights, and the ever present ack ack fire. When he wasn't busy with the war he used his leisure time to go to the movies, write home, and play cards with other soldiers. Payne was in Belgium for the liberation and stayed through the rest of year and into 1945. Once the war was over Payne participated in the British Army of the Rhine which was involved in operations in occupied Germany. Most of the photographs featured here are from his time in Germany after the war which show uniformed men with Army equipment, refugees, and captured enemy equipment. Almost every photo is captioned in detail on the verso. Also included is a photograph of Kay encase in plastic with a dried four leaf clover, a lucky charm used by Payne during his tour of duty.An interesting collection of diaries and photographs detailing a British soldier's time during World War II.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Mexico South: The Isthmus of Tehuantepec

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1946 - Number 32 of 100 copies. With original pen and ink drawing signed by Covarrubias tipped in, and with color fold-out map, 8 color plates, numerous drawings in the text by Covarrubias, as well as 93 illustrations from photographs by Rose & Miguel Covarrubias, and others. 8vo. With an Original Drawing. With an original drawing of a young gaucho signed by Covarrubias. An outstanding production by Knopf of Covarrubias' study of the culture, peoples, and history of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. The poems and songs were translated by LANGSTON HUGHES, for whom Covarrubias designed the dust jacket for Weary Blues. Original pink and black illustrated cloth. Slipcase with artwork from original slipcase laid down With original pen and ink drawing signed by Covarrubias tipped in, and with color fold-out map, 8 color plates, numerous drawings in the text by Covarrubias, as well as 93 illustrations from photographs by Rose & Miguel Covarrubias, and others. 8vo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Memorias de un impostor. Don Guillén de Lampart, rey de México (2 tomos)

      Editorial Porrúa, México. 1946 - Características: Rústica. Estado regular. Ambos tomos tienen dobladas las tapas en las orillas y un poco maltratadas las páginas en el área del canto lateral, esto por el tipo de encuadernación. Libros intonsos. El tomo II tiene fatiga en el extremo inferior del lomo. Ambas tapas están impresas, la portada como la portada interior y en la contraportada hay una lista de las demás obras de la colección. La edición y el prólogo son de Antonio Castro Leal. Esta obra pertenece a la Colección de Escritores Mexicanos (34). Las páginas llevan cornisa, filetes dobles y los folios en los extremos del margen superior. Tomo I: 312 pp. Tomo II: 349 pp. (20x13 cm). Peso total: 900g. La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 127.76 EUR [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carlos Héctor García Toscano]
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        El Alamein to the River Sangro

      Map frontispiece, 16 folding maps. First edition. 8vo., blue paper boards re-backed re-using the original spine. Published for private circulation in the British Army of the Rhine.

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        L'étrange défaite. Témoignage écrit en 1940

      Franc-Tireur, Paris 1946 - Première édition; portrait frontispice de Marc Bloch, avant-propos de Georges Altman; couverture brochée d'origine en bon état, légèrement poussiéreuse, intérieur bon, 194 pages; bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Gormenghast Trilogy. (Titus Groan; Gormenghast & Titus Alone).

      3 volumes, set. First editions, first impressions. Original maroon/red cloth, gilt. Titus Groan signed by the author on the flyleaf, with ink ownership on verso of the title page, in first state dust-wrapper which is slightly darkened on the spine and slightly soiled on the lower panel, very minor rubbing to extremities. Gormenghast very minor fading to head of upper cover, d/w spine browned and with small chip to head, very short closed tear to foot, minor rubbing to extremities. Titus Alone very slightly faded to d/w spine. Fine in near fine dust-wrappers.A superb set of Mervyn Peake's gothic masterpiece in first editions. It is rare to find volume one in such a fine first state dust-wrapper and it is extremely rare to find that volume signed.

      [Bookseller: Anthony Smith Books]
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        THIS WAS OSWIECIM: THE STORY OF A MURDER CAMP

      London, United Jewish Relief Appeal,(1946). Original illustrated paper wrappers. 8vo. 84 pages. 19 cm. First Edition. Very early post-Holocaust assessment by the leading Holocaust scholar of the day. Translated from the Yiddish original by Joseph Leftwich. "Philip Friedman has been called 'the father of Holocaust literature. ' Indeed, immediately after the war, still stunned by his personal experience and losses, he realized the importance, more, then necessity of taking account and studying the dimensions of the tragedy of European Jewry under Nazi occupation.... No one who is engaged in studying that unprecedented period of Jewish history can disregard the pioneering legacy of Philip Friedman" (Lichten, in Polish Review, 1982) . Includes several black-and-white photographs of the camp, tables, and a map of the camp. Subjects: Auschwitz (Concentration camp) . Ex-library markings. Minimal edgewear. Slight toning, unobtrusive repair to cover. Minimal staining. Very good condition. (HOLO-114-4A)

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        Rolex Jubillee 1905-1920-1945.

      Geneva, Switzerland: Rolex Watch Co., 1946. A very scarce, and sumptuously produced, history of the Rolex watch. With 26 tissued-guarded, and tipped-in, colour photo plates of some of the company's most famous designs, plus 22 pages of text, and an accompanying "Roll of Honour" detailing the many awards the company has won for its chonometers. Small quarto, original stiff wrappers. Near fine in the original glassine wrapper. The slipcase is in near fine condition. Rolex Jubilee is a celebration of and commentary on the most memorable events in the history of the Rolex firm. As is stated in the book's introduction: "High technical skill based on and guided by exact scientific data, good taste in the choice of designs, a bold pioneer spirit, tenacity and hard work, all these have gone to build up the reputation Rolex watches enjoy throughout the world.

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        The Voice of the I Am. Depression era cult Periodical

      Saint Germain Press, Los Angeles 1946 - A complete run of the first series of the monthly periodical (not including the year 1937) of a distinctive Los Angeles based movement founded in the depths of the Depression by two self described "angels". The "I Am" movement offered a tantalizing blend of money making tips and promises of healing the sick, along with stories of space travel, and of course, the approaching end of the world, to a gullible public. Converts were enrolled by mail and many turned over their assets to the movement's immortal leaders.Guy Ballard (1878-1939) and his wife Edna (1886-1971) were the movement founders. Ballard died in 1939; in 1940 wife Edna and son Donald were indicted on charges of fraud for fleecing followers of about $3 million. Their case, United States v. Ballard (1944) is an important case in cult crime litigation. It was an appeal of the conviction of the Ballards for fraudulently seeking and collecting donations on the basis of religious claims that the defendants themselves did not believe. The US Supreme Court held that the question of whether the defendants believed their religious claims shouldn't have been submitted to a jury in the first place. The Court arrived at this conclusion in part because of the principle of freedom of religious belief. The Court found that it didn't matter whether Ballard could really heal the sick or not; as a religious leader, the only significant point was whether Ballard himself believed that he could heal the sick.The movement originally boasted about one million followers, and still exists today. Its parent organization is the Saint Germain Foundation, which claims approximately 300 local groups worldwide ("I AM" Sanctuary, "I AM" Temple), with a "spiritual, educational and practical" purpose. In the US the movement has reading rooms in several cities; its main centers are in Mt. Shasta, California and Santa Fe, New Mexico.Includes the very first Special Number, February 1936. Housed in 10 green cloth self binders, with gilt titles at spines. Owner signature at front paste down. Each monthly issue approximately 36pp, with color printed stiff paper wrappers bound in. A few gold stars laid down in margins by previous owner, not affecting text. Individual issues in very good condition, spine separated (present) on Vol. 39. OCLC locates no complete runs of this periodical. Hamilton College has the most complete run with "1936 -1946, 1948 - 1993, scattered holdings" [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        LOST TREASURES OF EUROPE

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Living in Time.

      Editions Poetry London 1946 - vi, 38 pp. Dust jacket torn and stained. Dampstaining on frontcover and flyleaves. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Horror Coeli'.

      Origineel handschrift. 33,3 x 20,4 cm. Eén blad. Recto en verso. Niet gesigneerd. Gedateerd '24 Sept 44'. Met handgeschreven aanvullingen, doorhalingen en correcties van de auteur. Enkele vouwen.l Intrigerend manuscript van het titelgedicht van Hermans' allereerste dichtbundel die in de handel verscheen. Hermans bracht tussen de regels van het vers meer dan 20 inhoudelijke wijzigingen aan. In de tweede strofe, bijvoorbeeld, heeft hij flink geworsteld met de tweede en vierde regel. Soms ook lijkt hij het juiste woord nog niet gevonden te hebben: in de laatste regel van de zesde strofe is 'vielen' vervangen door 'krampten', maar moet hij in plaats van 'verkwijnend' nog kiezen tussen 'verdorrend' en 'verwelkend'. Behalve in de interpunctie en in het gebruik van hoofd- en kleine letters wijkt dit handschrift op 7 plaatsen sterk af van de in Horror Cli (1946) gepubliceerde versie. Zo luidt de laatste regel van de vierde strofe ('en bij wier juichen alle vreugden falen.') hier nog 'En aan mijn zij door paarse tuinen dwalen. ?'. Twee complete strofen - te zamen 8 regels poëzie, door Hermans in dit manuscript al tussen twee vierkante haken gezet - zijn nimmer in druk verschenen ze staan dus ook niet in zijn Volledige Werken 9. Gedichten (2011). Dit alles moet tot de conclusie leiden dat dit een van de eerste kladhandschriften van het duistere, surrealistische gedicht is - zo niet het eerste. Hermans schreef 'Horror Coeli' op 24 september 1944, een week nadat hij van uitgever Meulenhoff de exemplaren van de in zijn opdracht gedrukte bundel Kussen door een rag van woorden had ontvangen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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        The Voice of the I Am. Depression era cult Periodical

      Los Angeles: Saint Germain Press, 1946. Hardcover. Very good condition. A complete run of the first series of the monthly periodical (not including the year 1937) of a distinctive Los Angeles based movement founded in the depths of the Depression by two self described "angels". The "I Am" movement offered a tantalizing blend of money making tips and promises of healing the sick, along with stories of space travel, and of course, the approaching end of the world, to a gullible public. Converts were enrolled by mail and many turned over their assets to the movement's immortal leaders. Guy Ballard (1878-1939) and his wife Edna (1886-1971) were the movement founders. Ballard died in 1939; in 1940 wife Edna and son Donald were indicted on charges of fraud for fleecing followers of about $3 million. Their case, United States v. Ballard (1944) is an important case in cult crime litigation. It was an appeal of the conviction of the Ballards for fraudulently seeking and collecting donations on the basis of religious claims that the defendants themselves did not believe. The US Supreme Court held that the question of whether the defendants believed their religious claims shouldn't have been submitted to a jury in the first place. The Court arrived at this conclusion in part because of the principle of freedom of religious belief. The Court found that it didn't matter whether Ballard could really heal the sick or not; as a religious leader, the only significant point was whether Ballard himself believed that he could heal the sick. The movement originally boasted about one million followers, and still exists today. Its parent organization is the Saint Germain Foundation, which claims approximately 300 local groups worldwide ("I AM" Sanctuary, "I AM" Temple), with a "spiritual, educational and practical" purpose. In the US the movement has reading rooms in several cities; its main centers are in Mt. Shasta, California and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Includes the very first Special Number, February 1936. Housed in 10 green cloth self binders, with gilt titles at spines. Owner signature at front paste down. Each monthly issue approximately 36pp, with color printed stiff paper wrappers bound in. A few gold stars laid down in margins by previous owner, not affecting text. Individual issues in very good condition, spine separated (present) on Vol. 39. OCLC locates no complete runs of this periodical. Hamilton College has the most complete run with "1936 -1946, 1948 - 1993, scattered holdings"

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        H.M.S Belfast. Important album of over 220 photographs taken by the Flag Lieutenant, covering the 'Showing The Flag' operation for securing better ties with China and promoting Britain as a world power in the region. June 1946 - October 1947

      Large album of over 220 b/w photographs. Belfast became the flagship on 29th July 1946 with the arrival of Vice Admiral Sir Denis Boyd, Commander In Chief of The British Pacific Fleet. Notable people included in the album: Admiral Lord Fraser, First Sea Lord, General Festing, General Clovis Byers (Chief of Staff of Eighth Army,) General Robert L. Eichelberger , General Horace Robertson BCOF, Chinese commanders include General Kwei, Pai Chung Hsi and Admiral Chow, from the Chiang Kai-shek's government. General Carton de Wiart V.C. Places visited include Singapore, Hong Kong, Yokohama, Nikko, Etajima (Japanese Naval academy), Hiroshima on 6th Sept 1946 striking images of the 'A-Bomb Dome' and several of the blast plain with early reconstruction already visible. Kyoto, Nanking, Tsingtao. Manila, North Borneo, Bangkok, Kuching, Sarawak, Singapore. A superb chronicle of the immediate post war dash to maintain influence in the region by the nearly bankrupt British government. 10729

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        I Primi Tre Libri della Famiglia

      FIRENZE: SANSONI EDITORE, 1946. Brossura. BUONO. 16,5 22,5. USATO

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        Station Plan of Fresno, San Joaquin County, California. Map.

      San Francisco, Calif.: Southern Pacific Company, 1946.(). Map. Blueline print 24" x 220". Detailed map of Fresno along railroad lines, from Roeding Park to Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe building at California Ave and Belgravia Ave. Scale 1" = 100'.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        United States of America vs Hiroshi Tamura 

      8 vols. 5 original tipped-in photographs and several mimeographed tables. Complete English text. In-4to. Navy blue paper-board (spine of vol 6 damaged), title piece stamped on the front page, light browning throughout due to poor paper quality, but overall in very good condition. Unpaginated, but ca. 10,000pp. Tokyo, International Military Tribunal Far East, 

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        A 1958-1962 Archive of the Centenary of the British Army's Physical Training Corps at Aldershot, spanning Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery's final years as Colonel Commandant, comprising two commemorative books signed by Montgomery, two holograph signed letters from Montgomery, an invitation bearing Montgomery's autograph, and a vintage photograph of Montgomery in Aldershot for the Centenary

      Aldershot. This archive centers on the Centenary of the British Army Physical Training Corps (A.P.T.C.) at Aldershot and one of its most famous sons, Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, Corps Commandant from 1946-1960. Spanning 1958 to 1962, the archive includes: two books signed by Montgomery, two holograph, signed letters from Montgomery, a signed note on the verso of an invitation, and an original photograph. The books are a 1960 Centenary publication about the A.P.T.C. and a 1960 Presentation of the Freedom of the Borough of Aldershot to the A.P.T.C. Both bindings feature the same marbled endpapers and the Corps' gilt crossed swords device on the front cover. The Centenary is strikingly bound in full red morocco with an elaborate glassine jacket featuring a web motif and housed in a red cloth case lined with matching marbled paper. Profusely illustrated, the Centenary opens with a facsimile holograph Forward by Montgomery opposite his frontispiece portrait. Montgomery offers the volume as “an account of the development of physical training in our Army during the past hundred years.” Affixed to the front free endpaper is a special printed plate hand addressed to “Major T. L. Fletcher | Secretary | Army Physical Training Corps Association” and signed “Montgomery of Alamein | F.M.” above his printed title “Colonel Commandant Army Physical Training Corps”. The Presentation book is bound in red cloth, the front free endpaper boldly signed by “Montgomery of Alamein | F.M.” as well as thirteen other individuals, including T.L. Fletcher and Aldershot civic leaders. Condition of both books is exceptional. A 9 August 1958 holograph letter from Montgomery on personal letterhead from Trianon Palace Hotel, Versailles, conveys regrets for a Reunion event citing “The 13 and 14 September is my last week in NATO…” and promising “Next Year, 1959, I will be with you.” A red “WAR OFFICE” ink stamp is dated “12 AUG 1958” and ink notation from T. L. Fletcher at the lower right states that the letter is to be “Read out at The Reunion Dinner”. A printed and autograph invitation to the 16 September 1961 “Corps Annual Reunion Dinner” is inked in red by Montgomery on the verso: “I regret it is not possible for me to attend. I will be in China in September.”, and is signed “M of A | 15-7-61” with subsequent notation dated two days later by “Major Fletcher” at the upper left corner. The final piece of correspondence is an autograph note from Montgomery to the new Training Corps Commandant thanking him for a telegram regarding the Annual Reunion. This note is on “Isington Mill | Alton | Hampshire” (Montgomery's home) stationery, dated “17-9-62” and signed “Montgomery of Alamein”. Purple ink stamped at the upper left reads: “ARMY SCHOOL OF | PHYSICAL TRAINING | 18 SEP 1963 | ALDERSHOT”. A 13.75 x 8.5 cm photograph of Montgomery in dress uniform – ostensibly in Aldershot for the 1960 Training Corps Centenary - is stamped on the verso “NATURAL FOTOS” with an “ALDERSHOT, HANTS” address. In 1854, the heathland of Aldershot became the site of the first permanent training camp for the British Army and has since remained the “Home of the British Army”. Major T. L. Fletcher was an Army Physical Training Corps Master-at-Arms from 1939-1954 and served as Honorary Curator of the Army Physical Training Corps Museum. During fifty years in the British Army, Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887-1976) became “the outstanding British field commander of the twentieth century.” (ODNB) He earned fame in North Africa during the Second World War, later commanding Allied ground forces during the Normandy invasion. After the war he rose to Chief of the Imperial General Staff and retired in 1958 as NATO's deputy supreme commander. Lines of Aldershot barracks bear the names of great British military leaders. In April 1965 Montgomery was at Aldershot to formally open the “Montgomery lines” which are still in use.

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        ENGAGING ANNOTATED PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM RECORDING A MARINE CORPS RESERVIST'S TIME ON OCCUPIED OKINAWA AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL U.S. INVASION TOWARDS THE END OF WORLD WAR II].

      [Okinawa, Japan; Camp Pendleton, Ca.; Kinston, N.C.]. 1944-1946. - 101 silver gelatin photographs, most 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches, some smaller. Oblong folio. Contemporary black leatherette photograph album, string- bound. Minor edge wear. Very good. An interesting collection of vernacular images from World War II Okinawa, documenting an American Marine Corps reservist's time on the Japanese island after the successful U.S. invasion in the Spring and Summer of 1945. He is identified simply as "Ronnie" in several photographs. The album was likely assembled by Ronnie's wife or girlfriend, as the first item is annotated "A Christmas card from my honey" and includes a greeting in manuscript from the soldier on the verso. Eighty-nine photos emanate from Okinawa, four from Camp Pendleton, and eight from Camp Lejeune in Kinston, N.C. and on the soldier's furlough at home (likely Florida). The photographs of Okinawa feature a wide variety of interesting subjects, including island views, abandoned Japanese bunkers, tombs, Shinto shrines, damaged Japanese armaments, "Korean teahouse girls - the type used by the Jap armies for entertainment purposes," Japanese natives washing clothes in the river, views of villages, "A native barber and his victim in the village of Ishikawa in northern Okinawa," "Native family of three enroute to a detention camp," "Jap dugout in the 'Suicide Cliff' area," "Japanese school children and teachers," "Native women bathing," "Remains of Jap 'Betty' pilot, Yontan Airstrip," marine and army cemetaries, "Ernie Pyle's grave," "Spot where Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner was killed - June 18, 1945," and many more. The U.S. invasion of Okinawa began in April 1945, and lasted eighty-two days, ending on June 22. Immediately, the island became an important staging area for the planning of the U.S. invasion of mainland Japan. Ultimately, the invasion was not necessary after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in early August. Also taped-in are two Japanese yen bills and eight magazine excerpts featuring Okinawa scenes. Laid-in are three Florida newspapers detailing the U.S. Navy's invasion of Japan. A rare view of occupied Okinawa from an American Marine - itself a rare thing, as most albums of this type come from Army boys.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Khors 1: krasne pys'menstvo ta mystetstvo (The ukrainian magazine of literature and arts. La revue ukrainienne de la Litter- ature et des arts. Die ukrainische zeitschrift für schoene Literatur und Kunst.)

      [Regensburg]: Vydavnytstvo "ukrains'ke slovo, 1946. Octavo (20 × 14 cm). Original pictorial wrappers with vignette to rear wrapper; [4], 192 pp. illustrations and portraits. Wrappers lightly worn; text toned due to paper stock; front and rear wrappers beginning to detach along crease. A literary anthology of astounding breadth and ambition, issued by Ukrainian stateless Displaced Persons (DPs) located in camps near Munich, Germany following WWII. "The motto of Khors is taken out of a poem by Yuriy Klen, in which the Ukraine, the child of the god Khors, is being compared with the sunflower that always faces the sun [...] The motto of Khors: only such artistic creations are of importance, the creator of which possesses his own world in himself and reflects it by means of his own irreproducible methods." In addition to original Ukrainian prose and lyric poetry, such as from the previously unpublished archive of Yevhen Malaniuk, much of which reflected the tribulations of the war era, it contains translations of works by Hemingway ("The Killers"), Friedrich Hölderlin, Petrarch, Federico Garcia Lorca, Karel Schulz and many others. KVK, OCLC show copies at the French National Library, Hoover, Indiana, Minnesota, NYPL, Urbana Champaign, and Alberta and Ottawa Universities. Not in Luczkiw.

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        The History of Rogers Rangers: 3 Volumes

      San Francisco: Self Published, 1946. Copyright date 1946, first, limited editions, Signed by the author, illustrated by Helene Loescher Book 1, the History of Rogers Rangers, first, limited edition is limited to 1500 copies of which this is number 819, color illustrations by Helene Loescher, foldout map in the back inside cover. Green cloth over boards with green lettering and design on A glued on label on the spine. Book 2-Genesis Rogers Rangers the first Green Beret, first, limited edition limited to 750 copies of which this is number 470 Signed by the author also signed on the inside front cover. Presentation to Dr. Marrus which includes the doctors stamped on the lower part of the front and the upper inside back cover. Green cloth over boards with black lettering on the front and on the spine. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are minor. Book 3-The History of Rogers Rangers-The First and Limited Edition of 175 copies. Set up and Printed by the Author. Signed by the author. Very rare copy of the original mimeographed copy. I found and had professionally bound. Very very rare to find the original print. All three volumes are housed in a new slipcase. Text and illustrations in the first two volumes are bright and clean. Book 3 being the original mimeographed and Typed Copy shows differently on some pages. Bindings are secure, a solid, very rare of self published history of Rogers Rangers by Burt G. Loescher and illustrated by Helene Loescher.. signed by the Author. first, limited Edition. Hardcover. very good Plus/near Fine. Illus. by Helene Loescher. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. collectible and Signed.

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        "Fun Work, a Folk Song in a New Way" ("Vesela pratsia, narodnia pisen'ka na novyi lad"). Set of seven illustrated Ukrainian postcards, most likely printed in a Ukrainian Displaced Persons Camp in post-war Germany

      [Germany], 1946. Seven original postcards, printed in green and brown on card stock, with address sides blank, measuring ca. 10 × 14.5 cm. Edges lightly toned, else very good or better; each housed in protective mylar sleeve. A striking series of propaganda postcards, most likely issued by Ukrainian nationalists in a Displaced Persons (DP) Camp in post-war Germany. As was recently discovered, the illustrations are quite certainly based on a Ukrainian children's book by Okhrim Sudomora, entitled Fun Work, a Folk Song (Krakow and L'viv, 1944). It seems likely that Sudomora, or another Ukrainian artist, "transformed his harmless child's drawings into powerful anti-Soviet and anti-Nazi propaganda by changing a number of symbols, slogans, and texts to symbolize the Soviet and German regies" (Emil Allakhverdov, "Okhrim Sudomora's Anti-Soviet and Anti-Nazi postcards," Journal of the Rossica Society, no. 168). A series of paired animals thus symbolize both the Nazi and the Soviet regime: two bears thresh peas, whose husks are labeled Bulgaria, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania and so forth. Two roosters carry the victims of their "harvest" to a concentration camp. Two crows who have drunk the poison of "National-Bolshevism" are dancing and singing their leader's praises. The final image shows a sparrow sweeping away Nazi symbols against the background of a house in ruins. This, and the fact that the bird wears a helmet with the letter "A", may suggest that the postcards were indeed printed after the end of the war, in the American Zone of Germany. Regardless, as Allakhverdov notes, Sudomora--who had worked as an illustrator in Lviv and Kharkov during and shortly after the war, and about whom little else is known--was arrested for anti-Soviet activities in 1949 and received a twenty-five-year sentence. Whether this means Sudomora himself was involved in this "adaptation" of the images remains unclear. Regardless, the series stands as a remarkably daring attempt to visually capture the Ukrainian view on the two regimes. Not in KVK, OCLC, which only located a copy of the 1944 children's book by Sudomora at the University of Toronto.

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        THE POEMS OF ROBERT FROST with AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT POEM

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

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        H. Jacob Catsen Kinder-Lustspiele, durch Sinn- und Lehrbilder geleitet, zur Underweisung in guten Sitten. Auss dem Nider- in das Hochteutsche gebracht durch H. Johann Heinrichen Amman und mit Kupferstükken geziert, vermehret und verlegt durch Conrad Meyern, Mahlern in Zürich. [In Sammelband mit zwei weiteren Drucken]

      Eines der frühsten, bebilderten Kinderbüchlein, das mit den begleitenden, moralisierenden Versen ebenso den Erwachsenen zugedacht war. Die reizenden Kupferstiche bringen die folgenden Spiele zur bildlichen Darstellung: Blindekuh, Soldaten- und Puppenspiel, Schweinsblasen (Säublatere), Kreiseln (Surris), Seifenblasen, Steckenpferd, Seilspringen (Seiligumpe), Böckligumpis, Geigenspiel, Krönleinspiel, Stelzenlaufen, Drachensteigen, Vogelfang, Reifschlagen (Reuflis), Vogel am Faden, Windrädchen, Kutscher und Pferd (Rösslis), Kopfstand, Mummenschanz (Bögge), Schwimmen vermittelst Blasen, Zickenspiel (Fangis), Kesseltreiben (Studum), Hörnerraten, Weinausrufen, Hühnleinhüten (Gyrenrupfen) und Armbrust- oder Bogenschiessen. (Vgl. Leemann-van Elck, P. "Kinderbücher aus zürcherischen Verlagen", 1946, und Hürlimann, B. "Europäische Kinderbücher", 1963, S. 263). - [26] Bl.: 1 gest. Frontispiz, typographischer Titel, 13 nicht numerierte Kupfertaf. mit jeweilen 2 Abbildungen. Die Sinnsprüche wurden mitgestochen. Kupfertitel, typographischer Titel und Bl. 3 mit kleiner Randbeschmutzung. Keine Papierausrisse, keine Restaurierungen. Vollständiges und überwiegend schönes Exemplar dieser sehr seltenen Bilderfolge von Kinderspielen. VD17 1:075430T. Landwehr 178. Digitalisat: e-rara 6.133.3. VORGEBUNDEN: Sterbensspiegel, das ist sonnenklare Vorstellung menschlicher Nichtigkeit durch alle Ständ' und Geschlechter: vermitlest 60. dienstlicher Kupferblätteren, lehrreicher Uberschrifften, und beweglicher zu vier Stimmen ausgesetzter Todtengesängen. Vor disem angefangen durch Ruodolffen Meyern S. von Zürich [et]c. jetz aber ... zu End gebracht und verlegt durch Conrad Meyern, Maalern in Zürich, und daselbsten bey ihme zufinden (Getrukt zu Zürich : bey Johann Jacob Bodmer, MDCL. [10] Bl. 166 S., [1] Bl.: 1 Kupfertitel, 55 von 56 numerierte und 4 nicht numerierte Kupfertaf.). Stich 24 "Schaffner, Witwen und Waisenvogt", S. 53 und Text S. 54 fehlen. Ebenso fehlt das typographische Titelblatt. Stich 32 "Würt", S. 71/72 mit Text- und Bildverlust. Textverlust auch auf S. 104. Die S. 143-160 weisen einen durchgehenden Fleck im Seitenmittebereich auf. Viele Seiten sind infolge von Blattein- und ausrissen im Randbereich fachgerecht und ohne Text- oder Bildverlust restauriert worden. Insgesamt altersbedingt ein recht gut erhaltenes Exemplar, das hier in erster Auflage nahezu komplett vorliegt. VD17 39:152157A. Faber du Faur 453. Massmann (Olms 2002), S. 47-48. Graesse IV, S. 513. Digitalisat: e-rara AWZ 490. NACHGEBUNDEN: Christen-Spiegel, das ist, Bedenkliche Erinnerungen über die Beruffspflichten aller Ständen. Mit Kupfern geziert, und verlegt durch Conrad Meer, Mahlern in Zürich. ([Zürich] : [s.n.], [1657]. [20] Bl., Kupfertitel, kein typographisches Titelblatt, 15 numerierte Kupfertaf.). Der Stich Nr. 9 zeigt eine hübsche Hintergrunddarstellung der Stadt Zürich. Einige wenige fachgerechte Restaurierungen. Keine Papierausrisse. Minimal etwas fleckig. Erschien erstmals 1652. Hier ein gutes und vollständiges Exemplar der zweiten Ausgabe. VD17 1:078894X. Landwehr 436. Digitalisat: e-rara ZB Zürich, 5.217. Die drei Drucke sind in einen Halbledereinband des 19. Jh. mit Rückenprägung eingebunden. Leicht berieben. Rundumrotschnitt. Minimalrandig beschnitten, aber ohne Bild- und Textverlust. Kein Besitzervermerk

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        I TRE MOSCHETTIERI

      LUCCHI, MILANO 1946 - I GRANDI ROMANZI STORICI DI ALESSANDRO DUMAS ITALIANO Brossura editoriale illustrata, ingiallita, con fioritura, segni di usura, strappetti ai bordi ed alla cima, pagine brunite attorno ai testi da fattore tempo, con fioriture sparse ed alcune gore, non allineate e bordi non rifilati

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        The Razor's Edge (Original screenplay for the 1946 film, including two original photographs)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century Fox, 1946. Seventh Revised Shooting Final script for the 1946 film. A few notations in holograph pencil, and a single typeover, throughout. Includes two vintage reference still photographs from the film.Early examples of this script state W. Somerset Maugham as the sole screenwriter, commissioned in mid-1945 by the film's original director, George Cukor, who was unhappy with Lamar Trotti's draft. Filming was delayed until March 1946 so that Tyrone Power, who was in military service until that time, could play the lead role. Cukor was replaced by Edmund Goulding due to the resulting schedule conflicts, and Trotti ultimately returned to rewrite the script and was given final screen credit.Maugham also wrote the screenplay for an adaptation of the 1946 film noir, "Somewhere in the Night," and a screenplay for an anthology of his short stories, "Trio," made in the UK in 1950 by Ken Annakin. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Anne Baxter, and nominated for three others, including Best Picture. Blue titled wrappers, noted as 7TH REVISED SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 52, dated March 22, 1946. Title page present, dated March 22, 1946, noted as 7th Revised Shooting Final, with credits for novelist Maugham and screenwriter Trotti. 227 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 167. Mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 3/28/46 and 7/13/46, and pink, yellow, and green pages of added French, English, and Hindustani dialogue (respectively). Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with three gold brads.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) TO RONALD DUNCAN REGARDING THE IMPENDING PUBLICATION OF HIS FIRST BOOK

      8 April 1946, New York - Exceptional two-page Autograph Letter of @435 words on two separate sheets completely in the hand of and SIGNED by Charles Olson to poet, editor, and librettist Ronald Duncan, a literary acquaintance of T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. In part: "I have had [T.S.] Eliot's regrets on 'our' mss, as you are gracious to call it. His letter crossed me from [Ezra] Pound urging him to publish. Eliot said he thought it ought to be published, but in America first. It looks now as though it will be. Reynal & Hitchcock plan to take it, with changes, and expansions in the second half. The fact is England has always been more hospitable to Melville, from his own books on. It would be luck if Eliot would consider. Pound said: Duncan will help. Will you please--and take my thanks? I am asking Eliot, if the new plan doesn't take, to let you have the mss. Do with it what you think best. It may well be that Eliot's doubts of an English audience may obtain for others as well. I should like to think not. But you are boss. I don't think when I wrote you last, I had read the Pisan Cantos. They are beautiful,and Pound last summer, after the torture of the 'Gorilla Cage,' had more power over his line than ever. He is fretting at Laughlin for not getting his Confucius out and not pushing the Cantos more, but he is generally in better spirits, has now the privilege of games[?] in the prison yard, and reads with ease." SIGNED "Charles Olson." Magnificent content. Normal creases from folding. Near Fine and a superb letter [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        "Fun Work, a Folk Song in a New Way" ("Vesela pratsia, narodnia pisen'ka na novyi lad"). Set of seven illustrated Ukrainian postcards, most likely printed in a Ukrainian Displaced Persons Camp in post-war Germany

      [Germany], 1946. Seven original postcards, printed in green and brown on card stock, with address sides blank, measuring ca. 10 × 14.5 cm. Edges lightly toned, else very good or better; each housed in protective mylar sleeve. A striking series of propaganda postcards, most likely issued by Ukrainian nationalists in a Displaced Persons (DP) Camp in post-war Germany. As was recently discovered, the illustrations are quite certainly based on a Ukrainian children's book by Okhrim Sudomora, entitled Fun Work, a Folk Song (Krakow and L'viv, 1944). It seems likely that Sudomora, or another Ukrainian artist, "transformed his harmless child's drawings into powerful anti-Soviet and anti-Nazi propaganda by changing a number of symbols, slogans, and texts to symbolize the Soviet and German regies" (Emil Allakhverdov, "Okhrim Sudomora's Anti-Soviet and Anti-Nazi postcards," Journal of the Rossica Society, no. 168). A series of paired animals thus symbolize both the Nazi and the Soviet regime: two bears thresh peas, whose husks are labeled Bulgaria, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania and so forth. Two roosters carry the victims of their "harvest" to a concentration camp. Two crows who have drunk the poison of "National-Bolshevism" are dancing and singing their leader's praises. The final image shows a sparrow sweeping away Nazi symbols against the background of a house in ruins. This, and the fact that the bird wears a helmet with the letter "A", may suggest that the postcards were indeed printed after the end of the war, in the American Zone of Germany. Regardless, as Allakhverdov notes, Sudomora--who had worked as an illustrator in Lviv and Kharkov during and shortly after the war, and about whom little else is known--was arrested for anti-Soviet activities in 1949 and received a twenty-five-year sentence. Whether this means Sudomora himself was involved in this "adaptation" of the images remains unclear. Regardless, the series stands as a remarkably daring attempt to visually capture the Ukrainian view on the two regimes. Not in KVK, OCLC, which only located a copy of the 1944 children's book by Sudomora at the University of Toronto.

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        [ENGAGING ANNOTATED PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM RECORDING A MARINE CORPS RESERVIST'S TIME ON OCCUPIED OKINAWA AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL U.S. INVASION TOWARDS THE END OF WORLD WAR II]

      [Okinawa, Japan; Camp Pendleton, Ca.; Kinston, N.C.], 1946. 101 silver gelatin photographs, most 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches, some smaller. Oblong folio. Contemporary black leatherette photograph album, string-bound. Minor edge wear. Very good. An interesting collection of vernacular images from World War II Okinawa, documenting an American Marine Corps reservist's time on the Japanese island after the successful U.S. invasion in the Spring and Summer of 1945. He is identified simply as "Ronnie" in several photographs. The album was likely assembled by Ronnie's wife or girlfriend, as the first item is annotated "A Christmas card from my honey" and includes a greeting in manuscript from the soldier on the verso. Eighty-nine photos emanate from Okinawa, four from Camp Pendleton, and eight from Camp Lejeune in Kinston, N.C. and on the soldier's furlough at home (likely Florida). The photographs of Okinawa feature a wide variety of interesting subjects, including island views, abandoned Japanese bunkers, tombs, Shinto shrines, damaged Japanese armaments, "Korean teahouse girls - the type used by the Jap armies for entertainment purposes," Japanese natives washing clothes in the river, views of villages, "A native barber and his victim in the village of Ishikawa in northern Okinawa," "Native family of three enroute to a detention camp," "Jap dugout in the 'Suicide Cliff' area," "Japanese school children and teachers," "Native women bathing," "Remains of Jap 'Betty' pilot, Yontan Airstrip," marine and army cemetaries, "Ernie Pyle's grave," "Spot where Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner was killed - June 18, 1945," and many more. The U.S. invasion of Okinawa began in April 1945, and lasted eighty-two days, ending on June 22. Immediately, the island became an important staging area for the planning of the U.S. invasion of mainland Japan. Ultimately, the invasion was not necessary after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in early August. Also taped-in are two Japanese yen bills and eight magazine excerpts featuring Okinawa scenes. Laid-in are three Florida newspapers detailing the U.S. Navy's invasion of Japan. A rare view of occupied Okinawa from an American Marine - itself a rare thing, as most albums of this type come from Army boys.

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        LE GEORGICHE LIBRI I-II

      Edizioni scolastiche Mondadori, 1946. INTERLINGUE 0,34 Collana diretta da Augusto Rostagni, a cura di Ettore Paratore, pagine con bruniture attorno ai testi e con alcuni segni a matita ai bordi, moderna ed ottima rilegatura in tutta similpelle marrone con titoli d'oro al dorso, all'interno mantiene piatti originali USATO

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        Mainly on the Air.

      Heinemann, London., 1946. First edition. Octavo. pp [vi], 132. Broadcasts and essays.Inscribed by the author on the title-page: ''This copy of [MAINLY ON THE AIR BY MAX BEERBOHM] belongs to Hélène Hill and is signed with gratification by Max Beerbohm, 1946''. The presentee is the daughter of Grant Richards, under her second married name; it was Beerbohm who wrote the Introduction to Richards' autobiography, Memories of a Misspent Youth.Covers and text block slightly bumped at bottom corners. Very good in very good dustwrapper darkened at the spine, chipped at the head of the spine and slightly nicked.

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        Typescript:] Twenty Poems by Aragon. [in her holograph:] Translated by Frances Cornford.

      circa 1946 - COMPLETE TYPESCRIPT with various holograph corrections, largely typographical but with a handful of insertions and amendments to the translation, one pencil note glossing a pun in the original, pagination to Contents Page in translator's holograph as well as dedication to verso of title-page: 'These translations are dedicated to the memory of Jacques Raverat by FCC', and a note added at foot of Preface (which is signed in manuscript) regarding the previous appearance of a few of the translations in periodicals, pp. iv, 44 (rectos only), 4to, together in folder, light creasing to corners, good condition. An unpublished translation of a selection of poems from the three volumes of verse published by Aragon during the Second World War, undertaken with the approval of the author - as Cornford implies in her Preface - but floundering apparently due to the French publisher's part in the transaction. [With:] A 4pp. ALs from Frances Cornford to Daniel George, postmarked November 1944, expressing her enthusiasm for the project proposed - 'I shall feel proud if I'm allowed to be his translator'; she explains her slowness in responding as being down to flu and 'acute cooklessness'. [And:] 2 carbon copies of typed letters from Daniel George of Jonathan Cape in 1946 to Cornford regarding progress on the work - particularly the possibility of having Aragon contribute to the introductory material - as well as the carbon of a page of notes by the same regarding the translation.

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        Khors 1: krasne pys'menstvo ta mystetstvo (The ukrainian magazine of literature and arts. La revue ukrainienne de la Litter- ature et des arts. Die ukrainische zeitschrift für schoene Literatur und Kunst.)

      [Regensburg]: Vydavnytstvo "ukrains'ke slovo, 1946. Octavo (20 × 14 cm). Original pictorial wrappers with vignette to rear wrapper; [4], 192 pp. illustrations and portraits. Wrappers lightly worn; text toned due to paper stock; front and rear wrappers beginning to detach along crease. A literary anthology of astounding breadth and ambition, issued by Ukrainian stateless Displaced Persons (DPs) located in camps near Munich, Germany following WWII. "The motto of Khors is taken out of a poem by Yuriy Klen, in which the Ukraine, the child of the god Khors, is being compared with the sunflower that always faces the sun [...] The motto of Khors: only such artistic creations are of importance, the creator of which possesses his own world in himself and reflects it by means of his own irreproducible methods." In addition to original Ukrainian prose and lyric poetry, such as from the previously unpublished archive of Yevhen Malaniuk, much of which reflected the tribulations of the war era, it contains translations of works by Hemingway ("The Killers"), Friedrich Hölderlin, Petrarch, Federico Garcia Lorca, Karel Schulz and many others. KVK, OCLC show copies at the French National Library, Hoover, Indiana, Minnesota, NYPL, Urbana Champaign, and Alberta and Ottawa Universities. Not in Luczkiw.

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        Foibe La tragedia dell'Istria

      Sezione <stampa e Propaganda del C. I. N. Istriano, 1946. ITALIANO 0,07 Fascicolo degli anni '40 in stato discreto, coperta illustrata in carta, fioritura sparsa, bordo e punte leggermente consunti, piega, strappo, punte superiori piegate, tagli e pagine in buono stato. Con 9 illustrazioni in testo e fuori testo. A cura della Sezione Stampa e Propaganda del C. I. N. Istriano. USATO

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        PATERSON (Books 1-5)

      New Directions (1946-58), New York - 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. 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Matter of Life and Death [Stairway to Heaven] (Original photograph from the 1946 film)

      London: The Archers, 1946. Vintage black-and-white photograph from the 1946 film. With the stamp of the production company, The Archers, on the verso, crediting photographer Eric Gray, along with a mimeo snipe describing the scene, in which Peter (David Niven) has a discussion with The Conductor on the steps of the "escalator" that leads to an imaginary other world in which Peter faces trial for his life. Set in England and the Other World, shot in England. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Near Fine.

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        Crystalline Enzymes. The Chemistry of Pepsin, Trypsin, and Bacteriophage

      First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Professor [Gemma Holmgrew ?] with the compliments of John H. Northrop". Northrop, together with Wendell Meredith Stanley, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1946 "for their preparation of enzymes and virus proteins in a pure form". The award was also shared that year with James Batcheller Sumner, who had originally discovered that enzymes can be crystallised. Northrop's pioneering work "made possible detailed studies of the chemical nature of enzymes, and as chemists could not use well-defined enzyme preparations they were able to investigate the changes brought about by these substances in a far more systematic way than before and with far greater chances of success" (Nobel, the Man and His Prizes, p. 377). Books inscribed by Northrop are uncommon, and this is a particularly attractive copy of his key book, for which he was awarded the Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal by the National Academy of Sciences. New York: Columbia University Press, 1939. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. Cloth lightly rubbed at the extremities. An excellent copy.

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        A Matter of Life and Death [Stairway to Heaven] (Original photograph from the 1946 film)

      London: The Archers, 1946. Vintage black-and-white photograph from the 1946 film. With the stamp of the production company, The Archers, on the verso, crediting photographer Eric Gray, along with a mimeo snipe describing the scene, in which Peter (David Niven) has a discussion with The Conductor on the steps of the "escalator" that leads to an imaginary other world in which Peter faces trial for his life.&#11;&#11;Set in England and the Other World, shot in England.&#11;&#11;8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Near Fine.

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        The Littlest Angel

      Chicago: Childrens Press, 1946 Scriptwriter Tazewell wrote this engaging story in three days for actor Ronald Coleman to read on Columbia Radio's Christmas show, but the reading never took place. Following The Littlest Angel's first appearance in the December issue of Coronet, Helen Hayes became its perennial narrator at Christmastime, and Loretta Young recorded a version for Decca. Contemporary owner gift inscription.

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        Amsterdam, Stad van Rembrandt - 1946, Reguliersgracht.

      1946. 1947. Original photograph, silver print, 30,4 x 23,7 cm. Singned on reverse. KEYWORDS:photo/netherlands/amsterdam

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        A 1958-1962 Archive of the Centenary of the British Army's Physical Training Corps at Aldershot, spanning Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery's final years as Colonel Commandant, comprising two commemorative books signed by Montgomery, two holograph signed letters from Montgomery, an invitation bearing Montgomery's autograph, and a vintage photograph of Montgomery in Aldershot for the Centenary

      Aldershot - This archive centers on the Centenary of the British Army Physical Training Corps (A.P.T.C.) at Aldershot and one of its most famous sons, Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, Corps Commandant from 1946-1960. Spanning 1958 to 1962, the archive includes: two books signed by Montgomery, two holograph, signed letters from Montgomery, a signed note on the verso of an invitation, and an original photograph. The books are a 1960 Centenary publication about the A.P.T.C. and a 1960 Presentation of the Freedom of the Borough of Aldershot to the A.P.T.C. Both bindings feature the same marbled endpapers and the Corps&#146; gilt crossed swords device on the front cover. The Centenary is strikingly bound in full red morocco with an elaborate glassine jacket featuring a web motif and housed in a red cloth case lined with matching marbled paper. Profusely illustrated, the Centenary opens with a facsimile holograph Forward by Montgomery opposite his frontispiece portrait. Montgomery offers the volume as "an account of the development of physical training in our Army during the past hundred years." Affixed to the front free endpaper is a special printed plate hand addressed to "Major T. L. Fletcher | Secretary | Army Physical Training Corps Association" and signed "Montgomery of Alamein | F.M." above his printed title "Colonel Commandant Army Physical Training Corps". The Presentation book is bound in red cloth, the front free endpaper boldly signed by "Montgomery of Alamein | F.M." as well as thirteen other individuals, including T.L. Fletcher and Aldershot civic leaders. Condition of both books is exceptional. A 9 August 1958 holograph letter from Montgomery on personal letterhead from Trianon Palace Hotel, Versailles, conveys regrets for a Reunion event citing "The 13 and 14 September is my last week in NATO " and promising "Next Year, 1959, I will be with you." A red "WAR OFFICE" ink stamp is dated "12 AUG 1958" and ink notation from T. L. Fletcher at the lower right states that the letter is to be "Read out at The Reunion Dinner". A printed and autograph invitation to the 16 September 1961 "Corps Annual Reunion Dinner" is inked in red by Montgomery on the verso: "I regret it is not possible for me to attend. I will be in China in September.", and is signed "M of A | 15-7-61" with subsequent notation dated two days later by "Major Fletcher" at the upper left corner. The final piece of correspondence is an autograph note from Montgomery to the new Training Corps Commandant thanking him for a telegram regarding the Annual Reunion. This note is on "Isington Mill | Alton | Hampshire" (Montgomery&#146;s home) stationery, dated "17-9-62" and signed "Montgomery of Alamein". Purple ink stamped at the upper left reads: "ARMY SCHOOL OF | PHYSICAL TRAINING | 18 SEP 1963 | ALDERSHOT". A 13.75 x 8.5 cm photograph of Montgomery in dress uniform &#150; ostensibly in Aldershot for the 1960 Training Corps Centenary - is stamped on the verso "NATURAL FOTOS" with an "ALDERSHOT, HANTS" address. In 1854, the heathland of Aldershot became the site of the first permanent training camp for the British Army and has since remained the "Home of the British Army". Major T. L. Fletcher was an Army Physical Training Corps Master-at-Arms from 1939-1954 and served as Honorary Curator of the Army Physical Training Corps Museum. During fifty years in the British Army, Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887-1976) became "the outstanding British field commander of the twentieth century." (ODNB) He earned fame in North Africa during the Second World War, later commanding Allied ground forces during the Normandy invasion. After the war he rose to Chief of the Imperial General Staff and retired in 1958 as NATO&#146;s deputy supreme commander. Lines of Aldershot barracks bear the names of great British military leaders. In April 1965 Montgomery was at Aldershot to formally open the "Montgomery lines" which are still in use.

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        OBRAS DE?

      - Edição do Centenário. Lello & Irmão ? Editores. Porto. 1946-48. 15 volumes de 26x19 cm. Com 588, 530, 397, 391, 440, 546, 427, 569; 611, 492, 618, 480, 569, 478 e 538. Brochados. Exemplares por abrir. Ilustrados em extratexto com fac-símiles de manuscritos das respectivas obras. Exemplar impresso para o Sr. Dr. Jorge Pereira da Gama. Os volumes VII e XII apresentam as lombadas cansadas. Opera omnia do escritor Eça de Queiroz, apresentando as obras mais célebres do escritor, alguns ensaios e correspondência trocada com íntimos. Distribuída por 15 volumes, a cada tomo da obra correspondem os seguintes originais do autor: Volume I: O Crime do Padre Amaro; Volume II: O Primo Basilio; Volume III: A Cidade e as Serras/O Mandarim; Volumes IV e V: Os Maias; Volume VI: A Reliquia/ A Correspondência de Fradique Mendes. Volume VII: A Ilustre Casa de Ramires. Volume VIII: Prosas Bárbaras/ Contos; Volume IX: Cartas de Inglaterra / Ecos de Paris. / Cartas familiares e Bilhetes de Paris; Volume X: Notas Contemporâneas; Volume XI: Últimas Páginas /As Minas de Salomão; Volume XII: A Capital; Volume XIII: O Conde d"Abranhos. /Alves & Cª. / Correspondência; Volume XIV: O Egipto. / Cartas Inéditas de Fradique Mendes e Mais Páginas Esquecidas; Volume XV: Uma Campanha Alegre. Junto com: TORMES. 15 de Fevereiro de 1946. [Palavras ditas por Maria d?Eça de Queiroz de Castro] No Centenário de Eça de Queiroz. Lello & Irmão ? Editores. Porto. 1946. De 25x19 cm. Com 19 pags. Brochado. Ilustrado com fac-símile reproduzindo subscrito do autor. Location/localizacao: 8-10-B-1

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        The Razor's Edge (Original screenplay for the 1946 film, including two original photographs)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century Fox, 1946. Seventh Revised Shooting Final script for the 1946 film. A few notations in holograph pencil, and a single typeover, throughout. Includes two vintage reference still photographs from the film. Early examples of this script state W. Somerset Maugham as the sole screenwriter, commissioned in mid-1945 by the film's original director, George Cukor, who was unhappy with Lamar Trotti's draft. Filming was delayed until March 1946 so that Tyrone Power, who was in military service until that time, could play the lead role. Cukor was replaced by Edmund Goulding due to the resulting schedule conflicts, and Trotti ultimately returned to rewrite the script and was given final screen credit. Maugham also wrote the screenplay for an adaptation of the 1946 film noir, "Somewhere in the Night," and a screenplay for an anthology of his short stories, "Trio," made in the UK in 1950 by Ken Annakin. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Anne Baxter, and nominated for three others, including Best Picture. Blue titled wrappers, noted as 7TH REVISED SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 52, dated March 22, 1946. Title page present, dated March 22, 1946, noted as 7th Revised Shooting Final, with credits for novelist Maugham and screenwriter Trotti. 227 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 167. Mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 3/28/46 and 7/13/46, and pink, yellow, and green pages of added French, English, and Hindustani dialogue (respectively). Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with three gold brads.

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        The Three Railway Engines (1945 First Edition)

      Edmund Ward, UK 1946 - Identifiable as First Edition: Cream boards with green lettering and border, use of the term 'fat director' pp. 40, 42, 52, 54, 56, and 60, and no 'Thomas the Tank Engine' advertisement at rear (thus pre-1946). Covers bear some knocks and bumps and are a little grubby, but remain generally firm. No Dust Jacket. Some loss at top and bottom of spine, with approximately 1/2 of spine remaining intact. Contents complete and well-preserved throughout, all illustrations clear and very presentable other than p. 35 which has a small abrasion to the image surface also marking the text on p. 34. Binding is intact but feels a little loose, with some very minor wear around page perforations. Previous owner's inscription in ink inside front cover. Some light, marginal thumb marks and toning to edges, a few individual spots to pages, but no other notable marks or internal imperfections. Why do most sellers not describe their actual item on Amazon? Buy with confidence, support a genuine Independent Bricks & Mortar Real Bookshop and help to preserve our High Streets as interesting places to shop. We are Maynard & Bradley CAMBO & PBFA (now lapsed) members here in Leicester City Centre, UK. +44 116 253 2712 Size: 150 x 110 mm. 64 pages. Item Type: Book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Children; Britain/UK; 1940s; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 06421. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        STUDI ITALIANI DI FILOLOGIA CLASSICA n.s. vol.XXI

      LE MONNIER, FIRENZE 1946 - ITALIANO Rilegatura in tutta tela, con titoli d'oro e residuo di adesivo biblioteca al dorso, con usura ai bordi ed alle punte e piccole macchie di vernice bianca, pagine brunite da fattore tempo e con traccia di umidità all'angolo inferiore, all'interno piatti originali con appunti a matita

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        Five Go Off in a Caravan.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1946 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine and front cover lettered in black, pictorial endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Slight discolouration to spine, edges of text block slightly foxed. A very good copy in the dust jacket with spine ends slightly chipped, short closed tears and a couple of nicks to extremities, a couple of marks to rear panel. Illustrated by Eileen Soper. First edition, first impression of the Famous Five's fifth adventure. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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