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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)

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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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        The Last Twist of the Knife

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1946. First. First edition. A bookplate on the front fly, else very near fine in near fine dustwrapper with a faint crease on the spine. Wealthy Laguna Beach playboy is stabbed to death during a film screening in Sun Valley. Very uncommon title, the second and final mystery by the second (and final) wife of Malcolm Lowry. A recent article in The New Yorker raised substantial questions as to whether Bonner should have been implicated in Lowry's demise, a death that was labeled at the time as accidental. .

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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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