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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Paradine Case (Original screenplay for the 1947 film)

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

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        Henry Moore

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND AND OTHER NOVELS

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

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        Zashiki Hakkei. A Set of Eight Prints

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

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo - Scheherazade: Programme cover concept drawing

      New York: , c.1946-7. Gouache on Bainbridge Number 80 art board (509 × 382 mm). Corners a little bumped, tape-mark verso, but overall very good. Unsigned, but possibly the work of Corrado Cagli, who did other not dissimilar work for the company during this period. As an Italian Jew Cagli fled Rome for Paris in 1938 when the enactment of the Manifesto of Race showed Mussolini's intentions to align his policies on race with Hitler's Germany. Cagli subsequently settled in New York, becoming an American citizen and enlisting in the US Army during the Second World War. On his return from service in Europe, where he had been involved in the D-Day landings and the liberation of Buchenwald, Cagli executed design work for a number of theatrical and ballet companies, including Lincoln Kirstein's New York City Ballet, and the exiled Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. In 1948, Cagli returned to Italy, becoming part of the second phase of the Scuola Romano, moving further into abstraction in a conscious reaction to the Neoclassicism of the Novecento Italiano with its taint of Fascism, but within this context continuing to work in the theatre, producing costume and set designs for the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, and also for the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

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        LA STRADA, rivista di poesia d'oggi (1946-1947) TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO.- Ci sono poesie di CESARE PAVESE. PIER PAOLO PASOLINI, GAIO FRATINI, FRANCO FORTINI ecc., Roma, Documento poi Tariffi, 1946

      14,5 X 20,5, I tre numeri che costituiscono tutto il pubblicato sono rilegati in .piccolo volume mz. tela con titolo in oro al dorso, non ci sono le copertine peraltro senza figure. La rivista nasce nell'aprile 1946 come uno dei primissimi tentativi culturali tesi a valorizzare la poesia dopo la fine della guerra. Il direttore è ANTONIO RUSSI con segretario RENZO TIAN. Lo stesso RUSSI aveva da poco (agosto '45) concluso l'esperienza con la rivista RISORGIMENTO dall'aprile 'all'agosto 45. Nell'editoriale sul primo numero viene assunto l'impegno di presentare poesie "nuove" ed anche "inedite" Nel dettaglio che segue vengono segnalati i poeti protagonisti con loro opere. NUMERO 1 (aprile-maggio 1946) pagine 1-87. Editrice Documento-Roma Poesie di ANTONIO ERNAZZA, MARIO ALINEI, CESARE PAVESE (Gelosia- Finestra- Creazione-Il vino triste), LUCIANO RONCALLI, ANTONIO RUSSI (Il fantasma), GAIO FRATINI, CESARE VIVALDI, GIANNINA ANGIOLETTI, FRANCO MATACOTTA, GIORGIO PIOVANO. NUMERO 2 (febbraio-marzo 1947) pagine1-64 + VII - Editrice Tariffi-Roma. Poesie di ROBERTO MORSUCCI, PIER PAOLO PASOLINI (Solo lo spettro- Ho gridato?-Di soprassalto), SABATINO CIUFFINI, FRANCO FORTINI, GIORGIO PIOVANO, ANTONIO ERNAZZA, poi "La storia della poesia italiana dal 1915 al 1945 di ANTONIO RUSSI). NUMERO 3 (aprile-maggio 1947) pagine 68 Editrice Tariffi - Roma- Poesie di MASSIMO GHIARA, SABATINO CIUFFINI, LUCIO BATTISTRADA, ETTORE LIPPOLIS, ANGELO OFENA, CESARE VIVALDI, NICOLA DE ANGELIS, ROBERTO MORSUCCI, GIOVANNI TAMBURI, LUCIANO RONCALLI. prosegue poi "La storia della poesia italiana dal 1915 al 1945) Con questo numero la rivista CESSA e cosi' i tre fascicoli qui presentati sono TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO. Per un maggiore approndimento si suggerisce la consultazione del libro "La poesia Italiana nei primi anni del dopoguerra e la rivista "LA STRADA" scritto da ANTONIO RUSSI ed edito da NISTRI-LISCHI di Pisa nel 1994. Viene inquadrato perfettamente il periodo"magico" del primo dopoguerra con il collegamento anche alla bellissima e piccola rivista RISORGIMENTO

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        The Stork Club Bar Book

      RINEHART AND CO, NEW YORK 1946 - Dust jacket design by Paul Rand few chips in dustjacket dust jacket has tear at top front edge 1/2" DATE PUBLISHED: 1946 EDITION: FIRST ED 136 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dark Passage: First appearance in the Saturday Evening Post, in 8 parts

      Philadelphia: Saturday Evening Post, 1946. 8 volumes. First appearance of David Goodis' classic second novel, "Dark Passage," published in 8 parts between July 20 and September 7, 1946 in The Saturday Evening Post, with each entry lavishly illustrated by Perry Peterson. & & The first edition published in book form appeared later the same year, published by Julian Messner in New York. & & Basis for the 1947 film classic directed by Delmer Daves, who also wrote the screenplay (with some assistance from Goodis), and starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and Agnes Moorehead. The film marked the third of four films pairing Bogart and Bacall, and went on to become a cornerstone of the "film noir" style.& & The complete story appears in the following issues: July 20th, 1946 (part 1), July 27th, 1946 (part 2), August 3rd, 1946 (part 3), August 10th, 1946 (part 4), August 17th, 1946 (part 5), August 24th, 1946 (part 6), August 31st, 1946 (part 7), and the final issue of the series, September 1st, 1946 (part 8).& & All issues Very Good plus to Near Fine in saddle-stitched wrappers as issued, three with original address labels, each lightly rubbed overall, with a few tiny closed tears at the extremities. The July 20th, 1946 issue has two tiny bruises, and two small cello tape repairs at the rear leaves; the September 7th, 1946 issue has two faint pencil marks at the front wrapper, and a small professional repair at the crown. All the issues are quite bright overall with no notable loss or wear. Housed in a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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 original dust jacket with price of 15s. net intact. In Good condition, in a Good dust jacket. Clean text; Age toned pages, that are very slightly wavy; overall wear. Erased previous owner name from front free end paper; scribbled out ink inscription to front paste down. Staining to bottom corner of the last few pages. Light overall wear to cloth, with light rubbing and light staining. The dust jacket shows rubbing, soiling, loss and staining. A good copy, rare in the first-ever English language printing.

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        Lord Hornblower

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1946. Octavo (180 x 120 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands tooled in gilt, gilt rule to compartments, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, board edges tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Spine a little sunned and rubbed at extremities, free endpapers slightly tanned along edges. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. With the loosely inserted posthumous estate label signed by the author's great nephew Mr A. S. Troughton-Smith.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Silvia. Traducción Juan Cadi. Prologo M. A. Cassañes

      Horta, Barcelona 1946 - cubiertas, camisa y estuche cartoné editorial 8 aguafuertes de Pedro Riu, ornamentación D Ivory, edición numerada con firmas manuscritas, del ilustrador y del autor de la ornamentación. . 81 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        A YOUNG BIRCH

      New York: Spiral Press, 1946. First Edition. Wraps. Slight tanning to covers. Near Fine. Decorated wraps. Crane B15: 3445 total copies printed, this one of 170 printed for Marguerite & Fred Melcher. This copy SIGNED by the poet on the greeting page and further INSCRIBED to Rita Halle Kleeman, author of biographies and a director of PEN, the only worldwide association of writers. Christmas greetings signed by Frost have become quite scarce, and when found are usually only initialed.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Land Classification and Utilization in the Australian Capital Territory (a preliminary survey)

      Canberra: Department of the Interior, Commonwealth of Australia. 1946. Foolscap folio. 44pp including 11 b&w photographic plates, 16 maps or figures on heavier paper, 3 large folding maps and one folding chart in rear pocket, with index. Original maroon lettered cloth, the merest touch of silverfishing, extremities a trifle rubbed. A little light spotting on endpapers, owner's name. A very good clean copy. *** King taught Geography at Canberra High School and Economic Geography at the Canberra University College. This detailed study of the young national capital 'presents a comprehensive picture of the potentialities of land... [and] forecasts and illustrates developments that are likely to occur and enumerates the factors that will influence them'. .

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        Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

      Los Angeles, CA: Selznick International, 1946. Draft script for an unproduced film by Selznick International.& & David O. Selznick held the movie rights to Hardy's story for many years (with Jennifer Jones in mind for Tess). Selznick's two greatest dreams had been to film "Gone With the Wind" and "Tess of the D'Urber villes." He never fulfilled his second dream; at his death the rights to the novel remained in his estate.& & Blue studio wrappers, noted as COMPLETE SCRIPT on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 29, dated July 12, 1946, with credits for screenwriter Scott. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. 225 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Fair with chipping and wear at the edges (now encapsulated in mylar), bound with three gold brads. Wrappers now encapsulated in protective mylar.

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        Henry Moore.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Hard-Boiled [Hardboiled] Omnibus: Early Stories from Black Mask (First Edition)

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. First appearance in book form of the short story, "Inside Job" by Raoul Whitfield, which in turn was the basis for the 1947 film noir, "High Tide," starring Lee Tracy and Argentina Brunetti.& & Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. A spectacular copy, without a trace of the usual spine fading.

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        Amor y Psique. Según la version hecha en el siglo XV por Diego Lopez de Cartegana, Arcediano de Sevilla. Ilustrada con litografías originales de Pedro Pruna. Prologo de Carlos Soldevila

      Argos / javier Garriga, impreso por Joaquin Horta, Barcelona 1946 - medio pergamino muy bien conservado con florones dorados, nervios y tejuelo papel marmoleado, ejemplar de colaborador. . 133 págs.

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        The Case of the Backward Mule (First Edition, inscribed to Raymond Chandler)

      New York: William Morrow, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Gardner to the great American mystery writer Raymond Chandler. "To Raymond Chandler, from a fan. Yours, Erle." Additionally signed in full and dated February 1948. An extraordinary association copy, linking two of the giants of American detective fiction, both Grand Masters of the Mystery Writers of America. Fine in a Fine, price-clipped dust jacket.

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        The Postman Always Rings Twice (Post-production script for the 1946 film)

      New York: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1946. Post-production Dialogue Cutting Continuity script for the 1946 film noir, the definitive adaptation of James M. Cain's legendary first novel, starring John Garfield and Lana Turner in career defining performances. Card wrappers, noted as "Dialogue Cutting Continuity" on the front wrapper, dated February 27, 1946, credit for film editor George White, and several numeric holograph pencil notations, and with the title in red holograph ink along the top edge. Collates complete, detailing 6 reels, mimeograph. Bound at the top edge with two gold brads. In a custom clamshell box with leather spine titles.

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        THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND AND OTHER NOVELS

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House,. 1946. cloth.. Endpapers and page edges a bit tanned, else a fine copy in bright,. fine four-color dust jacket designed by Hannes Bok. (#135235). First combined edition. 3014 copies printed. Collects four novels, THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND, THE BOATS OF THE 'GLEN CARRIG,' THE GHOST PIRATES, and THE NIGHT LAND, with introductory essay by H. C. Koenig and bibliography by A. Langley Searles. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-88; 3- 91; and 3-92. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 744-48; I, pp. 143-45; II, pp. 601-04; and III, pp. 1105-10. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-103; 3-105; 3-106; and 3-110. BOATS and HOUSE in Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 96-7. HOUSE is Jones and Newman, Horror: 100 Best Books 29.

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        THE DEADLY PERCHERON

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company,. 1946. cloth.. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with mild rubbing to corners and. spine ends, tiny chip from upper right corner, and mild age-darkening. to white lettering on spine panel. Scarce in this condition. (#126947). First edition. Author's first novel. "Bardin's three novels have close affinities with the Hollywood "film noir" of the 1940s, combining eerily mysterious occurrences with an interest in abnormal psychology and dreams, and an almost Gothic sense of the ways in which the past interpenetrates the present." - St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers, p. 47.

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        Heed the Thunder

      New York: Greenberg. 1946. First. First edition. A fairly worn, but presentable, good only copy lacking the dustwrapper. This copy Inscribed by the author in pencil: "For Lois and Jim[?] very gratefully Jim Thompson 2-20-46." We do not know who the recipients were, but curiously, the dedicatees were Lois and Elliott McDowell. Whether this is the same Lois, with another companion is not immediately clear to us. Books signed by Thompson are very rare. We have sold three other books signed by Thompson in the past 20 years, and of those, two were considerably later paperback titles. The only other inscribed hardcover was another copy of this title inscribed about ten months after this one, thus making this the earliest inscribed Thompson book we have seen. To put it in context, we have handled more books signed by either J.D. Salinger or Thomas Pynchon than we have of Thompson. A superb copy of an exceptionally uncommon book, the second of only three hardcover novels published during the hardboiled author's lifetime. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED WITH INITIALS (ALS) on the bottom of a letter from a publisher

      8 June 1946. Letter. Normal creases from folding. Near Fine. On the blank bottom portion of a typed letter from publisher Reynal & Hitchcock forwarding a copy of Eric Bentley's THE PLAYWRIGHT AS THINKER, Shaw has written a brief reply and SIGNED it with his initials. In full: "The book has arrived safely, thank you. I have opened it at random and tasted a page or two. I don't read books now: I'm too old; but Bentley is one of the brightly conspicuous, and I shall dip into him again. GBS 8/6/1946.

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

      New York, 8 April 1946. Letter. Normal creases from folding. Near Fine and a superb letter. 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        The Heavenly Tenants

      New York: Harper & Brothers. (1946). First. First edition. Quarto. Pictures by Ilonka Karasz. Some foxing to the page edges, very near fine in very good dustwrapper with two chips on the front panel and some short tears. Author's scarce children's book, illustrated by a New Yorker colleague. This copy with a long Inscription by Maxwell at a later date, to an important editor: "May 7, 1980. Dear Bob, It was the artist's idea to put a salt-box house on a Wisconsin farm, and since the illustrator wanted it done, and also was my friend, I didn't have the heart to ask her to do it over again in the interests of verisimilitude. But the farm is a real farm, ten miles from Portage, and so far as I know unchanged to this day. I don't believe there has been much change in the heavens, either. You will find that same farm in 'Bright Center of Heaven' if you succeed in getting a copy, a thing I would not consider possible for anyone but you. Scarce as hen's teeth. But so is this. W.M." A wonderful inscription in an uncommon book. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Outsider - Rebound in full leather

      A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1946. A fine copy without inscriptions, sumptuously rebound in full leather with raised bands and marbled endpapers. Gilt lettering to the spine and leather labels.A superb and beautiful item.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Gormenghast Trilogy: Titus Groan, Gormenghast and Titus Alone - { 3 Volumes All First Editions }

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1946. The Three Volumes all in super condition, only with minor faults as noted. All first Editions, the first book with the more common second impression Jacket. Seemingly very few 1st impressions were published. 1st listed: General Note: Half-title reads: The life of Titus Groan. General Note: "This book first published in MCMXLVI." - verso t.p. Condition: In red cloth, fresh and bright, very square and sharp cornered, some light fox spots to the front free endpaper, pages excellent, some light fox to outer edge of the text block; in Jacket, excellent colour, price clipped, a toned area { thumb nail } to base spine, barely any rubs to extremities; 2nd listed: 453 p. 23 cm. In orginal red cloth, fresh, clean and square, like 1st listed a few spots to front free endpaper and fore edges of text block, but excellent; in Jacket, bar a few tiny nick [ 3 ] is nearer a fine copy, maybe a tad toned to spine, is price clipped; 3rd Listed: 222 p. 23 cm. A lovely copy too, possibly the best of the three books, in fresh covers, square and tight, few fox spots to front free endpapers and outer edges of the text block, in a vibrant probably Fine Jacket, this one unclipped. Lovely set, rarely found in such favourable condition. Do request more detail.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+ ( See Comments)/Near Fine - See Comm. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Norman Macdonald's Collection]
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        Ballistics Of The Future With Special Reference To The Dynamical And Physical Theory Of The Rocket Weapons

      The Technical Publishing Company . 1946. hardback. Very good. No dust wrapper. Contains errata sheet .. signed by both authors. 1946 hardback with 472 pages, index, photos, maps and 11 fold-outs, signed by both authors.WW2, WWII, World War Two. Nazi Germany. Vengeance weapons. V1, V2. Fold outs have drawings of rocket components. Netherlands.

      [Bookseller: Pacific Rim Used Books]
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        UNDZER CHURBN IN BILD, OUR DESTRUCTION IN PICTURES

      Bergen Belsen, Undzer Shtime,. 1946.. Later Cloth over original cardstock, Oblong folio, 38 double-sided leaves. Published under the auspices of the Central Committee of the Liberated Jews in the British Zone. The text is in English, Hebrew, Yiddish and German. Each language has its own title page. Printed on Cardstock. 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 drowned in torrents of Jewish Blood. May the world have this knowledge and ponder on it. When words are too weakand 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. " Attached paper front coversheet in facsimile only, mounted on front cover. Original coverboard, now inside, has chipped corners and other light wear as often found, very clean and solid inside. (HOLO2-101-36) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENVENUTO CELLINI

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, NY 1946 - Decorated blue cloth. Copy #327 of 1000 copies illustrated with full-page color plates and many black-and-white drawings by Salvador Dali. SIGNED in full and dated by the artist on the colophon page. Owner name dated 1955 on the front endpaper; very mild sunning to the spine. Near Fine, lacking slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Lord Hornblower.

      London: Michael Joseph, 1946 - Octavo (180 x 120 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands tooled in gilt, gilt rule to compartments, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, board edges tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Spine a little sunned and rubbed at extremities, free endpapers slightly tanned along edges. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. With the loosely inserted posthumous estate label signed by the author's great nephew Mr A. S. Troughton-Smith. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Story of Margaret Field-Mouse

      John Lane the Bodley Head, 1946. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good: A tidy example, in a rather tatty dust jacket. All notable faults: Book has contemporary previous owner&#39;s inscription on the free front endpaper. Dust jacket has two long tears, numerous short tears and some chipping. 18601. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books Ltd]
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        Erotic Poems (Inscribed by Bern Porter (Publisher))

      Berkeley: Bern Porter, 1946. First edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. 42 pp. First edition of the poet&#39;s uncommon first book. Patterned boards show splits and small paper loss at spine as sometimes seen. A fragile production. Overall in good condition. This copy INSCRIBED by Bern POrter, the publisher and dated in 1947. Porter&#39;s handwritten Berkeley address listed on rear paste down.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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