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        Tierephotographie

      [Hamburg]: Willy Lange, 1946. A very good copy in hand-titled screwbound boards; photographs in lovely condition throughout.. Unpublished maquette. Screwbound thick quarto. Introductory typed text. With 64 beautiful vintage gelatin photographs, 6 3/4 X 9, of animal portraits printed on Agfa-Bovira paper. The images were shot at German zoological gardens in Hamburg, Dresden, and Köln, either during or directly after the war. Lange was a well-known German landscape architect and was working on this book with the hope of securing a German publisher. In the end, the book was never published and this maquette was brought to the United States by an associate of Lange's, where it remained unpublished.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        NORTH & SOUTH

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1946. First Edition. cloth. There is some light offsetting to the title page from a previously laid in newspaper clipping, but it has very little detrimental effect on Bishop's writing. The dustwrapper is complete but for a small jagged chip at the top front panel near the spine and minor chipping at the spine tips. There is also a closed tear and resulting crease at the bottom of the rear panel. Near Fine in an about Very Good dustwrapper and scarce when signed. Her first book, of which only 1000 copies were printed. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page: "Best wishes to Varujan Boghosian - from/Elizabeth Bishop/October 11th, 1973/Hanover." Varujan Boghosian was an art professor at Dartmouth best known for his constructions.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Pantouns malais *

      P. Cailler, Vésenaz près Genève 1946. - En feuilles sous cartable demi parchemin à attaches 40 x 30. L'un des 8 exemplaires hors commerce, celui-ci numérotés sur Marais pur fil et signé par l'éditeur. Séduisant et rare album, au tirage total de 38 exemplaires.L'illustration se compose de 5 images oniriques hors texte figurant des belles et de 6 petites vignettes.Tout exemplaire qui n'en possède pas autant est incomplet.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        OPTIK. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR DAS GESAMTE GEBIET DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN UND ANGEWANDTEN OPTIK. VOLUMES 1-8 & 11

      Stuttgart: Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft., 1946. ... 7 VOLUMES... Volume 1-2: [492, 456pp], 1946-47... Volume 3-4: [560, 480pp], 1948-49... Volume 5-6: [575, viii, 384pp], 1949-50... Volume 7-8: [viii, 335, 572pp], 1950-51... Volume 9: [viii, 568pp], 1952... Volume 10: [xi, 608pp], 1953... Volume 11: [viii, 580pp], 1954... Dark green cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine... Text in German... Illustrated with B/W plates, photographs, diagrams, graphs, etc... SCARCE... "Journal of the entire field of light and electron optics"... Multiple volumes, additional shipping and handling will apply.... Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        Le rêve de Marc *

      Ides et Calendes, Neuchâtel et Paris 25.4.1946. - Broché, couverture colorée illustrée rempliée. Rarissime ouvrage commémoratif publié à la Saint Marc pour le cinquième anniversaire d'Ides & Calendes, un poème de sept quatrains soigneusement imprimé en noir dans un semis d'étoiles rouges. Il est plus que probable que les 57 exemplaires annoncés furent aquarellés par André Rosselet, maquettiste et illustrateur maison qui avait déjà enluminé les 19551 planches des "Noces" de Ramuz parues en 1943 chez le même éditeur. Joint une carte de voeux signée des Strawinsky, reprenant le motif de couverture, imprimée à l'adresse du "Pré de l'or" à Genève. Rafraîchissant petit ensemble mi russe mi suisse. Édition originale. L'un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Ingres, après 7 Hollande, seuls tirages.

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        LITTLE FUR FAMILY

      1946. 1. BROWN,MARGARET WISE. LITTLE FUR FAMILY. NY:Harper Bros 1946. 16mo, 3x5" BOUND IN REAL FUR, and complete with pictorial box with circular cut-out in the bear's stomach through which the fur protrudes. Book is fine, box is lightly browned with some mends and rubbing. First edition. Illustrated by GARTH WILLIAMS with full and partial page color illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        Synodo Diocesana, .

      - Leclerq 1946; Medina 1210; Palau 325995-325996; Sabin 11036 (2nd work only). Two beautiful colonial imprints from Lima, Peru, bound together in one volume, containing interesting accounts of two synods held in Santiago, the capital of Chile, in 1688 and 1763. The Synod of 1688 was organized by the Bishop of Santiago, Don Bernardo Carrasco y Saavedra, and that of 1763 by Bishop Dr Don Manuel de Alday y Aspee. The description of the Synod of 1688 was first printed in Lima in 1690. That of 1763 is printed here for the first time and the two works were apparently designed for publication together, though they name different printing offices (they are often found bound together).The accounts give detailed information on both ecclesiastical matters and daily life in colonial Chile, including the text of the constitution outlining the rules of the Catholic Church. The accounts also describe a variety of cultural events such as dances, bullfights and games.

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        THE CANTERBURY TALES

      New York: Limited Editions Club, (1946). Hardcover. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Two small scuffed marks with leather worn at the heel of the spine. A significantly nicer copy of this title than usually found as the sheepskin is very prone to wear and rubbing. About Fine in a Fine slipcase. Arthur Szyk. Large octavo bound in original white morocco-grained sheepskin-backed decorated boards. Designed by George Macy with decorated initials and headings by Charles E. Skaggs and illustrated with full-page color plates by Arthur Szyk. Copy #797 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Journal of the British Institution of Radio Engineers - renamed from vol.25 onwards The Radio and Electronic Engineer: Journal I.E.R.E.: 43 bound volumes, from #6 - #52, lacking only vols #8, #11, #13 & #48

      London:: The British Institution of Radio Engineers, then the Institution of Electronic and Radio Engineers,, 1946 to 1962.. First editions.. Hardcover. Near Fine. 400+pp per vol, illustrated with photographs and diagrams, contents very clean. In varying quarto sizes up to 30 x 21cms, all in the original green buckram gilt, in very fresh bright condition, with occasional minor crimping of spine ends. A fantastic resource and record of electronics research and development. [EXTRA Heavy Item] [n.b.: Viewing by appointment only as this item not held on premises.]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        Facsimile Letter]: June 20th 1946. My dear Friend: One way of describing what is happening in the world today.

      (Les Nouvelles Epitres), [No place - Paris?] 1946 - First edition. One leaf folded to make four quarto pages. Printed in blue ink, in a facsimile of Wright's hand, and signed in facsimile at the conclusion. On this copy Wright has Signed his name below his facsimile signature as well. The cheap paper is very slightly browned, else fine. A letter exploring the living conditions and struggles of American Negroes faced with the increased mechanization of labor. Rare. *OCLC* records no copies. The only copy we have seen. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        HELEN KELLER TYPED LETTER, SIGNED, 1946 ON PERSONAL LETTERHEAD

      1946. KELLER, Helen. HELEN KELLER TYPED LETTER, SIGNED, 1946 ON PERSONAL LETTERHEAD. 1 folded 8 1/2 x 11" sheet, Helen Keller's personal stationery, addressed (with original stamped envelope) to a Mr. Bachand of Worcester, Massachusetts, and dated November 30, 1946. The letter, which is an entreaty for financial support for the newly formed Committee on the Deaf-Blind of the American Foundation for the Blind, refers to Mr. Bachand as "dear friend," and is signed in ink in Keller's hand. At the time, Keller had been working for the AFB for twenty years (as she reiterartes in the letter). The letter's eloquent appeal contains descriptions of the experience of being without sight or hearing. Note the following paragraph: "All your pleasure would vanish in a dreadful monotony of silent days. Even work, man's Divine heritage -- work that can bind up broken hearts -- would be lost to you. Family and friends might surround you with love, but consolation alone cannot restore usefulness, or bring release from that hardest prison -- a tomb of the mind and a dungeon of the body." The letter is creased but not terribly so. A small two-color brochure (not in Braille) soliciting funds is included, with the Board of Trustees of the Committee printed on the back.

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        Eco del mondo. Opere fatti idee d'ogni paese.

      Subject: (Riviste). Milano, Norgeby House, Baker Street, London (ma Rizzoli, poi Mondadori), dall' A. I, n. 1 (novembre 1946) all' A. V. n. 53 (aprile 1951), 53 fascicoli con copertine orig. ill. in-16 ciascuno di oltre 120 pagine con ill. Tutto il pubblicato.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        LA FIERA LETTERARIA - 1946 - 1967 - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO NEL DOPOGUERRA in questo periodo . La rivista sospender? le uscite nel 1968 per riprenderle nel 1971., Roma, Varie case editrici, 1946

      - Il riassunto delle annate 1946 al 1961 formato giornale rilegata mz, tela marrone 1962 mancante ì1963 mancante 1964 formato giornale rilegata mz. tela verde (manca n. 29) 1965 formato giornale rilegata mz. tela verde 1966 numeri sciolti (mancano n. 28 e 35.) formato 32 x 44. 1967 rilegata mz, tela verde formato 32 x 44. Questa importantissima rivista , ebbe un ruolo fondamentale per la cultura italiana nel fare conoscere meglio scrittori gi? noti e sopratutto presentare i NUOVI ED EMERGENTI. Li presento' periodicamente con articoli, poesie, racconti, romanzi. In fine, con esaurienti antologie , diede loro un onorevole saluto ! La collezione ha i preziosissimi INDICI di ogni annata , suddivisi per autore e per soggetti. Con questi indici ( e con gli strepitosi sistemi informatici odierni )si potrebbero arricchire tante bibliografie, colmando lacune gravi che esistono oggi nel campo letterario ! Si sono succeduti nel tempo importanti direttori ovvero comitati direttivi. Nel 1946 la rivista riprese le pubblicazioni ancora sotto la direzione di Angioletti e con un comitato di redazione composto da Corrado Alvaro, Emilio Cecchi, Gianfranco Contini e Giuseppe Ungaretti. Dal 1948 il comitato direttivo fu composto da Alberto Savinio, Corrado Pavolini e, come responsabile, da Enrico Fulchignoni, al quale si aggiunse con il n° 6 Diego Fabbri. La importante raccolta viene offerta a

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        LA FIERA LETTERARIA - 1946 - 1967 - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO NEL DOPOGUERRA in questo periodo . La rivista sospenderà le uscite nel 1968 per riprenderle nel 1971., Roma, Varie case editrici, 1946

      Il riassunto delle annate 1946 al 1961 formato giornale rilegata mz, tela marrone 1962 mancante ì1963 mancante 1964 formato giornale rilegata mz. tela verde (manca n. 29) 1965 formato giornale rilegata mz. tela verde 1966 numeri sciolti (mancano n. 28 e 35.) formato 32 x 44. 1967 rilegata mz, tela verde formato 32 x 44. Questa importantissima rivista , ebbe un ruolo fondamentale per la cultura italiana nel fare conoscere meglio scrittori già noti e sopratutto presentare i NUOVI ED EMERGENTI. Li presento' periodicamente con articoli, poesie, racconti, romanzi.. In fine, con esaurienti antologie , diede loro un onorevole saluto ! La collezione ha i preziosissimi INDICI di ogni annata , suddivisi per autore e per soggetti. Con questi indici ( e con gli strepitosi sistemi informatici odierni )si potrebbero arricchire tante bibliografie, colmando lacune gravi che esistono oggi nel campo letterario ! Si sono succeduti nel tempo importanti direttori ovvero comitati direttivi... Nel 1946 la rivista riprese le pubblicazioni ancora sotto la direzione di Angioletti e con un comitato di redazione composto da Corrado Alvaro, Emilio Cecchi, Gianfranco Contini e Giuseppe Ungaretti. Dal 1948 il comitato direttivo fu composto da Alberto Savinio, Corrado Pavolini e, come responsabile, da Enrico Fulchignoni, al quale si aggiunse con il n° 6 Diego Fabbri. La importante raccolta viene offerta a

      [Bookseller: Livres anciens et modernes Gilles Hassan]
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        Le vaisseau de Thésée *

      Ides et Calendes, Neuchâtel 3.10.1946. - Broché 23 x 17, couverture tricolore rempliée illustrée. Ce morceau paru initialement en 1938 chez Gallimard dans le recueil "Aux couleurs de Rome". Première édition séparée. Parmi 35 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Ingres Guarro L'un des 10 hors commerce, avant 850 vergé chiffon.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        La diane française *

      A la Bibliothèque Française, Paris 1946. - Broché 29 x 23, couverture imprimée rempliée. Tranches un brin insolées. L'un des 100 exemplaires de tête numéroté (77) sur papier chiffon à la main du Moulin des Clercs, signé par les auteurs, avant 515 Vélin de Rives. Un illustré peu commun que cet ouvrage poétique engagé, provenant de la bibliothèque d'un libraire suisse sympathisant (et grand collectionneur de livres) de la Résistance. L'originale, parue deux ans plus tôt vers la fin de l'occupation, rassemblait les poèmes de lutte à un moment adéquat, en quelque sorte une juste récompense à un public de lecteurs-militants qui attendaient que l'on chante leurs combats et leurs souffrances (Daix, 342), juste avant deux grands romans moins bien accueillis: "Les Voyageurs de l'Impériale" et "Aurélien"Seuls les exemplaires de luxe de notre édition semblent contenir le fac-similé d'un poème inédit: "Il manque une tapisserie."

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        L'Evidence Surrealiste! Cahiers de Literature. No IV. Textes reunis par Henri Parisot.

      Aux Editions de Quatre Vents [1946], Paris - Trade edition. 8vo. Handsomely bound in 3/4 dark brown morocco and marbled paste-paper boards,gilt fillets, four raised bands on spine, title gilt, top edge gilt, marbled paste-paper doublures, original wrapping and spine bound in, fine. Special issue of this literary journal, entirely devoted to surrealist writing, including short pieces by Edward Lear, Andre Breton, Julien Gracq, Maurice Blanchard, Andre Manon, and others. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        All the King's Men (Inscribed 1st ed!)

      NY and London: Harcourt, Brace, 1946. 1st edition (stated). Hardcover. Maroon cover cloth has a thin, barely noticeable darkening along front edge, lightest general aging; mostly fine first edition of this classic, in near-fine, priced, second-state dust jacket (reviews on rear panel; Sinclair Lewis blurb on rear flap), with minor edgewear, a few short tears. Solid, sound text block has no writing, no marginalia, no highlighting, no bookplates, etc.; no remainder marks, NOT ex-library; NOT BC ed. INSCRIBED and signed by the author: "To ______, in friendship, Red Warren, September 23, 1978.

      [Bookseller: Dewydell Books and Prints]
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        All the King's Men

      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.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Le grand Meaulnes *

      Emile-Paul Frères, Paris 1946. - Reliure signée plein maroquin bleu-nuit 35 x 27, plats décorés à froid de motifs à volutes et bordés de doubles filets dorés, dos à nerfs avec titre et filets dorés, tête et dentelle dorées, gardes marbrées aux contreplats bordés de deux séries de doubles filets dorés, couverture conservée, étui doublé bordé. Parmi 225 exemplaires numérotés et signés par l'artiste, L'un des 50 de tête avec suite signée des gravures sur Malacca. Somptueux exemplaire dans une honnête reliure signée, dont on a pu encore décrypter le nom de l'artisan. Ce livre de l'éternelle adolescence, toujours dans le vent.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Le Cantique des Cantiques, suivi des Commentaires de Sainte Thérèse d'Avila. Pointes sèches originales de Michel Ciry. (Exemplaire aves SUITES et une lettre de l'illustrateur)

      Paris: Les Cent Une, 1946. Livre. Illus. by Michel Ciry. Parfait. En Feuilles. Signé par l'illustrateur. Ed. originale. In-4. Paris, Société des Cent Une, 1946. 32 x 25 cm, in-4°, 1 f. bl. + 3 ff. n. ch. + 142 pp. + 2ff. n. ch. + 2 ff. bl., avec 16 pointes sèches originales hors texte sous serpente comprises dans la paginaltion, texte en rouge et noir, en feuilles sous couverture rempliée imprimée en rouge, chemise (imprimée au dos) et étui de l'éditeur. Exemplaire enrichi de DEUX SUITES des 16 gravures sur le même papier. Premier tirage des pointes sèches de Michel Ciry. L'un des 101 exemplaires réservés aux sociétaires des Cent Une, seul tirage avec 42 exemplaires de collaborateurs, tous sur vélin d'Arches filigrané aux Cent Une et signés par la présidente et la vice-présidente de la société, celui-ci, nominatif, pour Madame Pierre de Harting, membre fondateur de cette société de femmes bibliophiles, qui dirigea longtemps la librairie Champion et qui fonda la librairie La Porte Etroite, où elle édita 14 plaquettes littéraires. L'éditeur annonce 15 pointes sèches, or nous en avons bien compté 16 (particularité confirmée par Monod). Les suites sont limitées au nombre de 37, parmi lesquelles deux sont jointes à notre exemplaire, qui est en outre ENRICHI d'une LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE SIGNEE datée de 1947 de Michel Ciry à Madeleine de Harting dans laquelle il propose de mettre le livre en vente au prix de 10 000 francs (16 lignes de texte). Il s'agit sans doute du plus riche exemplaire de ce fort élégant livre, par ailleurs en superbe état, hormis une toute petite faiblesse à un mors de la chemise et de menus frottis à l'étui. (MONOD 2186).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        The Snake Pit (First Edition)

      New York: Random House, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. INSCRIBED by the author on the half-title page. Basis for the 1948 Oscar-nominated film, directed by Anatole Litvak and starring Olivia DeHavilland in an interesting turn as a woman who wakes up in a mental ward and is unable to remember how she got there. A stunning copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Vercoquin et le plancton *

      Gallimard, (Paris) 10.1946. - Broché, couverture imprimée. Légère mouillure au premier plast et menus défauts. Oeuvre de jeunesse dédiée "A Jean Rostand, avec mes excuses" et dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Il y en aurait été tiré 4400 exemplaires que l'éditeur eu bien du mal à écouler; il attendra 23 ans avant de le réimprimer, dans sa blanche collection (dispo à 35 balles avec bande de lancement).Autre exemplaire avec mention à 350 francs.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        20 Tanks from Kasseldown" in PORTFOLIO III

      (Washington DC): Black Sun Press, 1946. First Edition. Wraps. Near Fine in a Near Fine folder with light wear and tape repair along the inside of the center fold. Printed folder containing 31 broadsides, numbered 1 to 28, with 29 ["Book Reviews" by Selden Rodman] unnumbered (as issued), plus "Cover Leaf" and "Foreleaf," including "20 Tanks from Kasseldown," Bukowski's first separately published work, preceding by almost 20 years FLOWER, FIST AND BESTIAL WAIL. Other broadsides by Henry Miller, Kay Boyle, Jean Genet, Harry Crosby, Hans Richter, and others. Of the 1000 copies produced many have been broken up over the years. This is a complete set.

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        THE POEMS OF ROBERT FROST with AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT POEM

      New York: Modern Library, (1946). Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dustwrapper. 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        [The Gormenghast trilogy:] Titus Groan; Gormenghast; Titus Alone

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode,, 1946–59. 3 works, octavo. Original coloured cloth (1 orange, 2 red), titles to spines (1 green, 2 gilt). With the Peake illustrated dust jackets. Work 2 illustrated frontispiece; work 3 vignette illustrated title page. Bookplate of Robert Illsley to work 1, bookseller's ticket to work 2. Very slight rubbing to the corners; work 1 lightly spotted to edges and to early and late leaves; work 2 a little faded to foot of spine. An excellent set in the jackets gently rubbed at the extremities and lightly toned in the case of works 1 and 2. A lovely first edition, first impression set of Peake's classic trilogy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

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        HET BEEST IS DOOD! DE WERELDOORLOG BIJ DIEREN

      1946. 2. WORLD WAR II. HET BEEST IS DOOD! [THE BEAST IS DEAD] [by] Victor Dancette. Arnhem & Brussel: S. Gouda Quint / D. Brouwer En Zoon 1946. Folio (10 3/4 x 14 1/2"), 2 volumes in 1, cloth backed pictorial boards, some edge and corner wear, VG+. First edition in Dutch (two volumes in one) having been published in France La Bete Est Morte. Published to celebrate the end of the Nazi occupation of France, these two volumes (the first subtitled "Het Beest is Losgebroken [The Beast is Loose] and Het Beest is Verslagen [The Beast is Defeated] are boldly and quite fantastically illustrated in full color on every page by CALVO in almost a Disney-like style. The history of the French in World War II is presented in allegorical form through a world of humanized animals. Hitler and the Nazi's are portrayed as wolves with devil ears, the French are Rabbits, Russians are polar bears, British are "Churchill-esque" bulldogs and the Americans are bison. Charles de Gaulle and the free French are elegant swans, Nazi Propaganda Minister Josef Goebbels is a weasel and Luftwaffe Commander Herman Goering is a fat pig. There is much action and detail and it is quite amazing.

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        Les servants et autres nouvelles *

      H.-L. Mermod, Lausanne 15.1.1946. - Bonne reliure signée de P. Grogg, demi parchemin à coins (matériau de prédilection de l'écrivain), titre et tête dorés, couvertures et dos conservés, signet. A signaler que cinq des treize nouvelles de ce recueil concernent le Valais : Halte des forains, La fille endormie, Trois vallées, Appel au secours, Voix de la montagne.Exemplaire de tête qui rime en Hollande sur demande. Saluons au passage ce canton qui s'est lancé, depuis quelques belles années, avec enthousiasme dans l'exploration de son patrimoine littéraire et artistique.Deux autres volumes de l'auteur, "Nouvelles" et "La Guerre aux papiers", sont disponibles dans un habit similaire, provenant du même tailleur.Prix aymable pour l'ensemble sur demande.[Bringolf 79; C.F. Ramuz et le Valais - Municipalité de Sion/ARchives communales, catalogue d'exposition 1985] Édition originale. L'un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin, outre 25 Hollande lettrés et 2500 vergé.

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        The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons Eight Volume Set

      RALSTON SOCIETY, CLEVELAND,OHIO 1946 - The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons Teaching, for the First Time in the History of the World, the True Philosophy upon which all Personal Success is Built. Volume 2 has some writings on the text . Gold gilt on cover/spine. Gilt decorated cloth. Some covers with minor wear,one with dents on foredge. Tight binding. No bookplate. DATE PUBLISHED: 1946 EDITION: UNPAGINATED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Auto-Da-Fe [Signed] [The Tower of Babel; Die Blendung]

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1946. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good +. A Near Fine copy of the First UK edition, first printing (light wear, minor spotting to the rear board, a touch of light spotting to the topstain and to the other edges of the closed page block), in a Very Good dust jacket (showing some of the common browning to the front and rear panels, some linear indentations to the front panel, some browning and light scuffing with closed tears to the spine -- a difficult dust jacket to find in any better condition), SIGNED BY ELIAS CANETTI on the front free endpaper as follows: "from Elias Canetti". First published as Die Blendung ("The Blinding") in 1935 and later banned in Nazi Germany, the book was translated to English in 1946 by C. V. Wedgwood then published in the UK as "Auto-Da-Fe" (Cape, 1946) and in the US as "The Tower of Babel" (Knopf, 1947). As Canetti did not become widely-known until his "Crowds and Power" was published in 1960, both the Cape and the Knopf first editions are rather scarce. (Canetti intended the novel to be the first installment in a eight-volume series. As he did not write the rest of the planned installments, "Auto-Da-Fe" is not only his debut novel, but also is the only novel he ever published. Both "Crowds and Power", a work of nonfiction, and "Auto-Da-Fe" explore how an individual is affected by his or her participation in a group.) Canetti won the 1981 Nobel Prize in Literature "for writings marked by a broad outlook, a wealth of ideas and artistic power", and "Auto-Da-Fe" is, in our estimation, his best-known work. Of this novel, Salman Rushdie stated: "...no one is spared. Professor and furniture salesman, doctor, housekeeper, and thief all get it in the neck. The remorseless quality of the comedy builds one of the most terrifying literary worlds of the century". Signed copies of Canetti's books are scarce, signed copies of any English translation of his books are scarcer still, and signed copies of any English translation of this title, the work for which he is best known, are extraordinarily so. Altogether a Very Good + or slightly better copy of an uncommon book, difficult to find in nice condition, and SIGNED BY ELIAS CANETTI. RARE INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        The Blue Dahlia (Set of 5 lobby cards from the 1946 film)

      Los Angeles, CA: Paramount Pictures, 1946. Set of five lobby cards for the 1946 film, the third of four films co-starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake.& & Raymond Chandler's only original screenplay, and the second of his two Oscar nominations, completed with just six days of shooting left after a writer's block stricken Chandler convinced producer John Houseman to allow him to go on a bender while working from home. & & 14 x 11 inches. Very Good plus. Faint distribution company blindstamp to one card, a few with corner creases and pinholes, lightly soiled but bright overall.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        FIVE GO OFF IN A CARAVAN

      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1946. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good/Good. Illustrated by Soper, Eileen. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Blue cloth. Green and white pictoral endpapers. Colour frontis. Two-colour and b/w illustrations. Contents very good indeed. Covers have the usual white spotting. Wrapper edge-torn with some loss. [S]

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        LOST TREASURES OF EUROPE

      (New York): Pantheon Books, (1946). First Edition. Hardcover. Fading to cloth. About Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Les Nouvelles Epitres 1945-1946 *

      N.E., sans lieu (1946). - En feuilles sous cartable à rabats 28 x 22, couverture sépia illustré d'un dessin en blanc de Jean Cocteau, logé dans un étui-boîte simili cuir à coins, dos à nerfs, titre doré. Collection complète de ces 44 lettres autographes inédites reproduites en fac-similé, certaines courant sur plusieurs pages, doublées de leur version typographique ( sauf frères Tharaud & Valéry-Radot ).Au sommaire: Cocteau, le Corbusier, Léger, Jouvet, Vildrac, Benda, Salacrou, Claudel, Bernanos, Touchagues, Casals, Béguin, Troyat, Emmanuel, Maurois, Ocampo, Baty,.Une édition parallèle réservée au public helvète, désaugmentée de quatre épitres et tirée à 300 exemplaires pourra également faire un heureux s'il s'annonce au 7ème étage. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Little Fur Family

      NY: Harper & Brothers, 1946. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Garth WIlliams. First edition. 16mo., approximately 2.5 by 4 inches, not including the fur; the box is about 3½ by 5 inches. A charming small book in pictorial boards with color illustrations throughout by Garth Williams. The book has its original real fur slipcover, and is housed in its original pictorial box. The box has a circular opening to show the fur on the book. There is slight discoloration of the endpapers due to contact with the fur, else in fine condition. The pictorial paper cover on the box has a slight overlap on one side of the cardboard hole, suggesting that the hole in the paper and the hole in the box were cut in two separate operations. The box is near fine, and not often seen in such nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Chess World (Incorporating "Check").Almost complete run from Volume I No. I. (February 1, 1946) to Volume 22. No. 9-10. (September-October, 1967)

      Published by the Proprietor, C.J.S. Purdy, Sydney, 1946-1967. First Editions; 8vo, diagrams, illustrations, first two years bound in red cloth, remaining twenty years in the original issued parts each with its original printed wrapper, missing 2 parts in 1968 and one part in 1964, over 250 parts this magazine forms the cornerstone of Australian chess literature. Cecil John Seddon Purdy (March 1906 -Nov 1979) was an Australian Chess International master, he was also the most influential chess magazine writer, editor, and publisher. Purdy is often remembered for saying "Pawn endings are to Chess as putting is to Golf

      [Bookseller: Time Booksellers]
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        THE MOVING TOYSHOP. A DETECTIVE STORY

      London: Victor Gollancz, 1946 First Edition of the third and most popular Gervase Fen mystery. A near fine copy in blue cloth, gilt titles, in a better than very good bright, fresh dustwrapper with some light overall use and a few minor chips. Small 8vo. 151 pp. A very nice copy of this uncommon Haycraft Queen Cornerstone, particularly in dustwrapper. Keating # 36, MLC 5 Dagger Rating, Hatchard's # 25 title.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Lob Frankfurts

      Frankfurt, 1946. Full Calf, with Box. FIne. A stunning illustrated manuscript that celebrates Frankfurt as it was before the devastation of World War Two. 4to. 23, [1] pp. With seventeen watercolor illustrations of the buildings of Frankfurt. Two of these watercolors are full page. The text is written by hand in a German Fraktur Gothic script -- one that is easy to read. The writing and watercolors were executed by Mk. Neubold, and he signs the colophon.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        North and South

      New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1946. Award Winning and Famous book of poetry. Edgewear to book. Dust jacket has shallow chipping to all corners otherwise intact. Some aging and soiling to back panel.. 1st. Cloth. VG/VG. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Original lithographed poster: Warning! Inflation Means Depression - Register - Vote

      New York: CIO Political Action Committee, 1946. First Edition. Lithograph in colors, 41-1/8" x 27-3/4" (ca 105cm x 71cm). Signed twice by the artist, in pencil, at center below image and again at lower right. Vertical and horizontal fold lines (as issued); small loss at upper left corner and along upper margin (away from image); light edge-wear, tack-holes at corners; still a bright, clean example, in Very Good, unrestored condition; Grade B/B+. Unbacked. & & One of four Shahn posters commissioned by the CIO Political Action Committee for the 1946 mid-term elections, which were widely seen as a referendum on Truman's first two years in office and, by extension, a judgment upon the legacy of FDR. The image is based on Shahn's painting "1943 A.D.," which was in turn inspired by a photograph Shahn took in Arkansas during his tenure as a photographer for the FSA. Shahn's CIO posters represent some of his best graphic work, and are far less available than those he produced for the Office of War Information a few years earlier. Signed examples are particularly uncommon. PRESCOTT 156.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Autograph Letter Signed

      1946 - ("Jessamyn") 4 full pages, Beverly Hills, August (1946?) to Henry on bifold sheet of Beverly Hills Hotel and bungalows letterhead. Very good. A good literary letter on her writing difficulties with mention of various personalities who are advising her on the script she is preparing and related frustrations. The work in question was "A Mirror for the Sky." An Opera - by Raoul Pene Dubois based on the life of Audubon. West also mentions a work is progress of some 18,000 to 20,000 words. West (1902-1984) was an American novelist who wrote stories based on Quaker ancestors. Her 1945 novel "The Friendly Persuasion" was filmed in 1956 starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire and Anthony Perkins.

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        Moonrise (First Edition, two volumes, both volumes, Variants A and B)

      New York: The Viking Press, 1946. First Edition. Two volumes, both First Edition. One of each of the two variant bindings and jackets for this title. & & First volume: Binding is Variant A (no known priority), with red cloth and yellow letter stamping. Jacket is Variant A (no known priority) with no face in the front panel illustration, slightly short, yellow lettering to the spine, four book advertisements and a Viking Press imprint to the rear flap, and the "Printed in the USA" notation at the bottom rear panel. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. & & Second volume: Binding is Variant B, with green cloth and yellow titles. Jacket is Variant B with a large face in the front panel illustration, yellow lettering to the spine, no Viking Press imprint to the front flap, and the "Printed in the USA" notation at the bottom rear flap. Fine in an about Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is bright and colorful, with a couple of tiny closed tears, and minor chipping to the spine ends. & & Basis for the Oscar-nominated 1948 film noir, directed by Frank Borzage and starring Dane Clark, Gail Russell and Ethel Barrymore. Both variants are extremely scarce, in or out of dust jacket. A bright set.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        THE ENID BLYTON HOLIDAY BOOK

      Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1946. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Venus, Sylvia. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Red cloth, black titles. Two-tone illustrations and colour plates. Red and white pictorial endpapers. 288 pages. SIGNED by author to 'Michael' on half-title page. Erased inscription to half-title page and doodles on title page. Small margin tear/loss on page 55. One puzzle to page 268 has been attempted and then erased. Some grubby marks to outer page edges and a few to page margins. Pictorial wrapper has a few small edge-tears and chips and a couple of small patches of surface paper damage, with a little loss. [S]

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        The Just Vengeance: The Lichfield Festival Play for 1946

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd.; London: J & W Chester, Ltd., 1946. With The Just Vengeance: A Festival Passion Play. Chorus Part. 2 volumes, octavo and quarto. Original black cloth, spine lettered in pale green, with dust jacket. Chorus Part in original grey/green paper wrappers, front wrapper lettered in black. Dust jacket chipped at spine and corners, spine and margins a little tannned, a few small crumples and one chip to back wrapper, small black ink stains to inside of front wrapper, light foxing to title page, both still excellent copies. First editions. Chorus Part inscribed on title page by Dorothy L. Sayers.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lord Weary's Castle

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1946. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 69 pp., 8vo. The second edition, published a year after the first. With a very interesting autograph letter (c. 100 words, signed), thanking Miss Mary Taylor Moore of Greensboro, North Carolina for sending him significant documents relating to his mother's family. Written from Lowell's office as Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress, the letter reads, in part, "Your documents came at the right time...the lady who fell off the cliff was my great aunt...Mother remembers her well, and how she used to tell fanciful stories. I'm so glad that you thought of sending all this to me..." and concludes, "Tomorrow I finish my one year job here--a great flurry of packing, farewells and arrivals." Lowell writes his address at the top of the sheet as "Lowell/Lib. of Congress/Washington, D.C." and gives the date as "Sep. 15" (the recipient has added in pencil the year, 1948). Written on one half of an 8.5 x 11 in. sheet (now evenly tanned), the letter was originally folded twice to fit in an envelope; the blank half of the sheet has been taped to the front free endsheet of the book, and the tape has yellowed (also taped to the blank half of the sheet is the address, in Lowell's hand, clipped from the envelope). The written portion, however, is entirely free from tape and in very good condition save for a vertical fold in the center. The book itself has Miss Moore's ownership signature on front pastedown, and light tanning to pages, otherwise very good in a darkened and edgeworn jacket. Family history was a preoccupation of Lowell's that played an extremely important role in his poetry, especially in the early years, making this an especially fascinating document of personal and professional import.

      [Bookseller: Passages Bookshop]
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