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        A Collection of Fourteen Scripts and Associated Documents for THE PARADINE CASE

      [Culver City]: Vanguard Films, Inc. / Selznick International, 25 March 1946 through 30 April 1961.. Fourteen volumes / items. Quarto and folio. Mimeographed and spirit- duplicated typescripts, printed on rectos only. Bradbound or stapled in stencil printed wrappers, or stapled in self-wrappers. A few items a bit used (as noted below), but generally very good to fine. A substantial archive of scripts and technical documents tracing the long and troubled history of this film adaptation of Hichens's 1933 novel. According to one source, Selznick had acquired the film rights to the novel prior to its publication, but submission of a preliminary script in 1934 to the Breen Office resulted in assurances that it would not pass muster according to the PCA. So the project was shelved for over a decade. This archive records much of that evolution, and consists of the following: a) Unspecified draft of a October 1934 screenplay by Lewis Waller, 124 leaves (rerun by Vanguard 25 March 1946); b) an unspecified draft of a February 1942 screenplay prepared for MGM, written by Salka Viertel and Polly James, 124 leaves plus lettered inserts (rerun by Vanguard 1 April 1946), creased bruise at middle brad to early leaves ; c) a wholly new script, denoted a "First Rough Draft (With Dialogue from Novel)" by Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville, April 1946, 195 leaves (rerun by Vanguard 12 August 1946); d) a roster of "Costumes Compiled from the Novel," 10 leaves, 17 April 1946; e) a "Description of Settings and Props Compiled from the Novel," [2],7 leaves, 17 April 1946; f) a "Gay Comparison" compiled by Alice Hartman, 23 Sept. 1946 - a comparison of the script and the novel of the scenes involving the character Gay Keane; g) a "Third Draft Script," credited to James Birdie, based on an adaptation by Alma Reville, 205 leaves, 10 August 1946; h) the "Final Shooting Script," credited to David O. Selznick, based on Reville's adaptation, [3],154 leaves, dated December 1946, small snag in fore-edge of upper wrapper; i) a preliminary Dialogue Continuity, foliated in reel format, 12 June 1947; j) a Dialogue Cutting Continuity, foliated in reel format, dated 19 February 1948; k) a Dialogue Cutting Continuity for the Trailer, 5 leaves, 27 February 1948; l) a large folio Trailer Spotting List, 5 leaves, somewhat ragged; m) a large folio, minutely detailed complete continuity, with corrections, dated March 1948, compiled by S. G. Samuels, outer leaves a bit ragged; and finally, n) a late, 30 April 1961 Combined 16mm Continuity script. Final screen credit for the screenplay fell to Selznick, and neither Hecht's nor Birdie's contributions were credited. Hitchcock directed, and Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Ethel Barrymore (in a role that earned an Oscar nomination) and Louis Jourdan starred, among others, and a 29 December 1947 premiere brought to a conclusion the long and tangled series of attempts to bring Hichens' novel to the screen.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Meutre dans la Cathédrale. [Murder In The Cathedral] Signed

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        La main coupée

      Deno? Paris: Denoël, 1946. Broché. 12x19cm. Edition originale, un des 230 ex numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers avec 45 pur fil. Une petite déchirure sans manque affectant le deuxième plat, légère et partielle insolation du premier plat. - Denoël, Paris _1946, 12x19cm, broché. - broché

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        Life Without Principle

      Greenwood Press, San Mateo, California; James Ladd, 1946. Three of Thoreau's most famous essays (Civil Disobedience, Life Without Principle, and John Brown's Body), with an eight page preface by the notorious author of Tropic of Cancer, who also signed this copy in blue on the front flyleaf. Un-numbered hardcover from a limited edition of 500, with orange colored illustrated boards with rust colored spine on which is pasted the title. Aside from a few white stains on the rust colored spine strip of the front cover, and minimal soiling, the book is in quite nice condition. The paper dustjacket, with designs by California artist Lee Mullican, and misspelled "Life Without Principal [sic]" on the rear panel, has greater soiling, tanning, stains, and closed tears, although now encased in a Mylar protective sleeve.. Signed by Author. Limited Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good.

      [Bookseller: Exquisite Corpse, Booksellers]
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        Painting

      1946. A fairly early painting by Miller: he had been painting since at least the 1930s and in 1943 earned $1400 from the sale of his paintings -- a not-insignificant sum. He had a large number of paintings in a show, presumably for sale, in London the following year. This is a watercolor of vaguely female serpentine figures around a chaotic center, veering toward the abstract as Miller frequently did, but with plenty of recognizable visual components -- a house, a moon, a star, etc. Signed "Henry Miller - 4/46." 10-1/2" x 11-1/4", matted and framed to 22" x 22-1/2". Fine. Most of the Miller artwork that appears on the market these days dates from the 1960s or 1970s; paintings from the 1940s are uncommon. .

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        All the King's Men

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

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        The Case of the Walking Corpse [with] the Original Cover Art

      David Lucom New York: David Lucom. (1946). First. Digest-sized paperback. First paperback edition, and first edition under this title, modest wear, a near fine copy [with] a first draft of the original cover art at full size (5.75" x 7.5"), unsigned on the original art (although signed on the paperback), but by, and from the estate of Glenn Cravath. Cravath created very few pulp covers, but many movie posters. He is best-known for his poster and photoplay artwork for the film King Kong. Great, lurid cover art of a clown with a knife buried in his breast, and a horrified couple looking on. .

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        Berg

      26. August 1946.. Orig.-Buntstiftzeichnung. 41 x 32 cm. Seitenränder mit 1 cm. breiten Papierstreifen überklebt. Vom Künstler eh. signiert, dat. u. bezeichnet.

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        PATERSON. Inscribed

      New York: [1946, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958].: New Directions, 1946 Williams, William Carlos. PATERSON. Inscribed. New York: New Directions, [1946, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958]. Five Volumes. First Editions All. This set unique of this landmark work as the first volume is nicely inscribed in an early hand on the front free endpaper: "Bob MacGuffie - Hopefully / William Carlos Williams". Five Octavo Volumes; mostly quite fine in like dustwrappers showing only the slightest use [Volume 4, very good, with a narrow line of damping to the wrapper spine]. All first editions in clear plastic outer wrappers which may not have been originally supplied by the publisher but are certainly contemporary. The first four books limited to only 1000 copies, the fifth to 3000. Williams' epic masterpiece. [Book III - Winner of the first ever National Book Award for Poetry - 1950]. Housed in a fine gilt-lettered custom ¼ morocco over marbled paper clamshell case. "This is [a] . . . long poem in which one of our most consciously American poets attempts to focus in extended form the poetic concepts of many years' work and growth. In the poem Dr. Williams employs the traditions and traits of an American locality - in this case around Paterson, New Jersey - in somewhat the same way as a painter uses abstract form to achieve a definitive statement." Wallace, A24, A25, A30, A34, A44. "This is the first part of a long poem in four parts--that man in himself is a city, beginning, seeking, achieving and concluding his life in ways which the various aspects of a city may embody--if imaginatively conceived--any city, all the details of which may be made to voice his most intimate convictions. Part One introduces the elemental character of the place. The Second Part will comprise the modern replicas. Three will seek a language to make them vocal, and Four, the river below the falls, will be reminiscent of episodes - all that any one man may achieve in a lifetime" - From Williams, introduction to Paterson, which became five, rather than four volumes. Connolly 100 - The Modern Movement.. Signed. 1st Edition.

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        Independent People

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946.. First American edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Laxness in a contemporary hand on the front free endpage. Bookplate of Yale historian and critic Jeffrey L. Sammons on the front pastedown. Very good in the dust jacket that shows some very light rubbing to the crown of the spine.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Existentialismen är en humanism.

      Stockholm, Bonniers, (1946). All edges uncut in original printed wrappers w. some minor edge-wear. Internally nice and clean. 137 pp.. First Swedish edition, presentation-copy: "A Carl Ericsson/ avec toute ma sympathie/ JPaulS." Printed the same year as the first edition."L'Existentialisme est un Humanisme" is the second of Sartre's two main philosophical works, which have both influenced 20th century philosophy greatly, and contributed immensely to the development of existentialism in general. "Existentialism is a Humanism" became one of Sartre's most widely read and most critcized works, and it caused great controversies and uproar at the time of its appearance; -as opposed to his "L'Être et le Néant", all of Sartre's critics actually read this work, and so did huge parts of the population, causing the book to appear in huge numbers after the publication of the first edition.The work is the literary re-working of an exposition given by Sartre at a conference in October 1945, where he caused a scandalous discussion, which among other things led to the fact that all references to the existentialist T.E. Lawrence were omitted from the work when it appeared in print. "Cette conférence marqua une date dans l'histoire anecdotique de l'existemtialisme..." (Contat & Rybalka p. 131)."L'Existentialisme est un Humanisme" fut l'un des ouvrages les plus lus et les plus critiqués de Sartre et suscita de considérables malentendus. Comme l'a bien vu M.-A. Burnier dans "Les Existentialistes et la politique" (p. 31), "l'importance prise par ces pages semble due à la paresse d'un bon nombre de critiques qui hésitant à lire "L'Être et le Néant" et qui furent heureaux de pouvoir attaquer Sartre sans grande fatique et avec bonne conscience après avoir parcouru 141 pages." Il est bon de rappeler cependant que l'ouvrage constitue une assez mauvaise introduction à la philosophie de Sartre, surtout pour un public non averti..." (Contat & Rybalka p. 132). Sartre himself also disowned great parts of this work, which makes it all the more interesting, since it is the only one of his works of which he has done so. The work was reprinted numerous times during the first years, and immediately translated into several languages. The first edition (on vellum-paper) is very difficult to come by. First edition: Contat & Rybalka 46/88

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        LE DUR DESIR DE DURER. Avec 25 dessins originaux et un frontispice en couleurs de MARC CHAGALL..

      Arnold-Bordas, Paris, 1946. First edition. In French. Loose leaves in slip-case. A very fine copy. Folio. 25 original + frontespiece by Marc Chagall

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        Explication de l'Étranger.

      Palimugre, (Sceaux), (1946). 12mo. Orig. printed wrappers. Uncut. Wrappers w. minor traces of use. Internally mint. (2), 31, (1) pp., (1) leaf (on which is printed "HORS COMMERCE").. First separate edition of this interesting and rare Sartre-publication, which is considered essential for the understanding of Camus. The work is extremely scarce, and was only printed in a very small number, all the copies of which are on fine paper, either velin de Lana, Lana supérieur or Japan, and no copies were for sale (all being Hors commerce). "(t)irée à petit nombre sur vélin de Lana, Lana supérieur at Japon, elle ne sera pas mise dans la commerce." (verso of first leaf).The work was written in September 1942, and it was printed in the journal "Cahiers du Sud" no. 253 in February 1943, pp. 189 - 206. "Texte fondamental pour la conaissance de Camus; écrit en septembre 1942. A noter que Sartre ne fera la connaissance de Camus que quelques moins plus tard, à la générale de MOUCHES." (Contat & Rybalka, p. 93). Contat & Rybalka 46/97: "Bien qu'en principe hors commerce, cette plaquette, imprimée en janvier 1946, a connu une large diffusion et semble avoir été à l'origine de la carrière d'editeur de Jean-Jacques Pauvert." With the autograph signature of "C.G. Bjurström", dated "Paris juli 1946" in pencil on front fly-leaf. Carl Gustaf Bjurström was a very important Swedish translator and publishing correspondent. He was born in Rotterdam in 1919 and died in Paris in 2001. He graduated as "licentié des lettres" in France and was manager of the Swedish institute in Paris (from 1951 till 1956). He introduced several French writers to Sweden, probably most importantly Camus, and he became the main translator of his works into Swedish. He knew Camus personally and even accompanied him on the train to Stockholm in 1957 to receive the Nobel Prize. He also translated several Swedish writers into French, most importantly probably Strindberg

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        Undzere Churban In Bild, Our Destruction in Pictures

      Bergen Belsen, Undzere Shtima (Our Voice) December, 1946 Oblong folio, conservation case-bound using fully acid free materials the decorative colour wrapper in on top has been inset to prevent any damage. Published under the auspices of the Central Committee of the Liberated Jews in the British Zone. The text is in English, Yiddish, Hebrew and German. Each language has its own title page. Printed on card. Contains 115 photographs of the destruction of the Jews by the Nazis. Each page contains 3 or 4 pictures. The introduction of the book poignantly describes its purpose: "The incentive to produce this collection gave us our deepest desire to show the world the crimes of Germany, to give expression to the throttled cry of pain of the Jews. The desire to bring back our memories of Jewish Settlements which were drowned in torrents of Jewish Blood. May the world have this knowledge and ponder on it. When words are too weak and too poor to convey the destruction and extermination of Jewish life, may these pictures found by accident on arrested SS Soldiers, speak for themselves of the bestiality which will forever bring shame on human kind"

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        THE DANCING DETECTIVE

      Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Co. Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Co.,. 1946. cloth.. Some dustiness to edges of text block, some offsetting to front free. end paper, a near fine copy in very good plus to near fine dust. jacket with light rubbing to corners and folds, minor chipping to. spine ends, and dust soiling to white background of rear panel.. (#125708). First edition. A collection of eight crime stories including "Two Men in a Furnished Room," the source for the 1947 noir film "The Guilty."

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        We Happy Few. An Anthology I: Britain at War, II: Britain at Sea, III: Britain in the Air.

      The Golden Cockerel Press, London 1946. 150 s. 8:o. Halvmarokängband med övre guldsnitt, övriga oskurna. Illustrerad med 11 trägravyrer av John O'Connor. Tryckt med Caslon Old Face i 750 numrerade ex. Detta exemplar är nummer 35 från den specialbundna delupplagan som utgör 100 ex. Mycket gott skick. "The binding of the 'specials' in red and blue (with the spine in red, the fore-edge in blue, and the goldlion on the white panel between) seemed to me one of my more than usually successfuk experiments." (Cockalorum 171)

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Morris Stockholm/Södertalje]
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        Das Glasperlenspiel.

      Zürich, Fretz & Wasmuth Verlag. 2 volumes in the original full blue cloth with black title labels and gilt ornamentation to spines. In the original dust jacks, which are very well preserved . Overall a very fine, near mint copy.. First edition of Hesse's last novel which was mentioned in his citation for the 1946 Nobel Prize for Literature. This utopian novel occupied him for eleven years. The year it was published Hesse's name was placed on the black-list of authors in Germany

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        Existentialisme est en humanisme.

      (Paris), Les éditions Nagel, (1946). 8vo. Fully uncut and unopened in the orig. blank wrappers, with the original white wrapper w. black and blue printing, some monor soiling, and a small very neat repair to upper capital, not affecting lettering. Internally near mint. Ex libris to front free end-paper ((P.R. Méry). On vellum-paper. 141, (3) pp.. First edition, no. 466 of 500 copies on "vélin supérieur des papeteries Navarre, numérotes de 1 a 500.""L'Existentialisme est un Humanisme" is the second of Sartre's two main philosophical works, which have both influenced 20th century philosophy greatly, and contributed immensely to the development of existentialism in general. "Existentialism is a Humanism" became one of Sartre's most widely read and most criticized works, and it caused great controversies and uproar at the time of its appearance; -as opposed to his "L'Être et le Néant", all of Sartre's critics actually read this work, and so did huge parts of the population, causing the book to appear in huge numbers after the publication of the first edition.The work is the literary re-working of an exposition given by Sartre at a conference in October 1945, where he caused a scandalous discussion, which among other things led to the fact that all references to the existentialist T.E. Lawrence were omitted from the work when it appeared in print. "Cette conférence marqua une date dans l'histoire anecdotique de l'existemtialisme..." (Contat & Rybalka p. 131)."L'Existentialisme est un Humanisme" fut l'un des ouvrages les plus lus et les plus critiqués de Sartre et suscita de considérables malentendus. Comme l'a bien vu M.-A. Burnier dans "Les Existentialistes et la politique" (p. 31), "l'importance prise par ces pages semble due à la paresse d'un bon nombre de critiques qui hésitant à lire "L'Être et le Néant" et qui furent heureaux de pouvoir attaquer Sartre sans grande fatique et avec bonne conscience après avoir parcouru 141 pages." Il est bon de rappeler cependant que l'ouvrage constitue une assez mauvaise introduction à la philosophie de Sartre, surtout pour un public non averti..." (Contat & Rybalka p. 132). Sartre himself also disowned great parts of this work, which makes it all the more interesting, since it is the only one of his works of which he has done so. The work was reprinted numerous times during the first years, and the first edition (on vellum-paper) is very difficult to come by. Contat & Rybalka bibliographically merely state "141 pages. Volume paru en mars 1946. Nombreuses réimpressions". This copy states "Achevé d'imprimer en février 1946..." and "(1946 1er trimestre)" on colophon.Contat & Rybalka 46/88

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