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        PATERSON (Books 1-5)

      New Directions New York: New Directions, (1946-58). First Edition. Hardcover. Short tear to the front panel of the dustwrapper of the second volume, occasional internal tape reinforcement. Near Fine in Near Fine dustwrappers with only light wear and soiling. Five volumes, all First Editions in dustwrappers. The first four books limited to 1000 copies, the fifth to 3000. Williams's masterpiece, SIGNED by the poet in an early hand on the front free endpaper of the first volume and quite scarce thus.

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        Ink & Blood A Book Of Drawings With A Prefatory Text By Struthers Burt

      NY: Heritage Press, 1946. Hardcover. Orig. full black morocco, gilt lettered spine, batik styled endpapers. Teg. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 19 pages in text. 32 x 23 cm, Seventy-four full page color plates printed recto only. Limited edition, one of 1000 copies signed by Arthur Szyk -- this copy inscribed to Adrienne Clark.. Szyk's title is a take on "Blood and Iron" a leading German slogan created by Hegel. Szyk's antidote to the aforementioned in his World War II caricatures [as Burt notes], "Words and pictures are bullets whose flight never ends." Dedication and facing page toned as well as last two free endpapers with slight bleed-through to gutter not affecting image of last plate.

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        THE NOVELS. Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey/Persuasion. The text based on Collation of the early editions by R. W.Chapman. With notes, Indexes and Illustrations from contemporary sources

      Oxford, at the Clarendon Press.,1946. FIVE VOLUMES. 8vo.(7.5 x 5.2 inches). All third editions, Third impressions, except volume two (Emma) which is 3rd Edition, fourth impression, published in the same year. Illustrated throughout with 49 mono plates, including plans of Georgian London and Bath. The set is finely bound in recent full tan morocco, spines with raised bands, red title labels, gilt. Compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Boards with gilt ruled borders. Top edges gilt. A fine set of this important edition which contains facsimiles of the original title pages, notes, and various appendixes giving chronologies, indexes of characters and general indexes of real persons and places. In Geoffrey Keynes Bibliography of the works of Jane Austen he states that this edition is the most authoritative text published and is never likely to be improved. An interesting scholarly edition in attractive leather bindings.:

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        Step By Step, Princess Marthe Bibesco's copy inscribed and dated by Churchill and presented by Churchill's brother

      This book is perhaps unique in bearing a personalized, three-way association between Winston S. Churchill, Churchill's longtime friend, the influential and colorful Romanian Princess Marthe Bibesco, and that of Winston Churchill's brother, John Strange "Jack" Spencer-Churchill. Winston Churchill's inscription appears on the ffep in three lines and reads "Inscribed by / Winston S. Churchill / March 1946". Bibesco's distinctive signature appears directly above Churchill's inscription in pencil and reads "Marthe Bibesco". The pastedown (opposing the ffep) bears a personal note from Jack Churchill on the stationary of The Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly, London. Written in pencil in 4 lines it reads: "Princess Bibesco / with / Mr. John Churchill's / Compliments". The number "411" also appears on the note; we can only speculate about the meaning, which may refer to a room number. It is not certain that the note was hand written by Jack Churchill, but this seems quite plausible given that Jack was then a prosperous London resident and Bibesco was then living at The Ritz Hotel in Paris. A more than reasonable assumption is that Jack sent the book to Bibesco at The Ritz in Paris via The Ritz in London. Bibesco first met Churchill in April 1914 at a dinner party with French politicians on the eve of the First World War. They would become and remain friends until Churchill's death more than half a century later. Bibesco was highly educated, beautiful, exotic, engaging, and a prolific author. She spent her long life moving comfortably in the circles of Europe's royal, political, social, and intellectual elite. She was friend, confidante, and sometimes intimate of European monarchs and prime ministers. She knew not only Winston Churchill, but also members of his family, counting among her more intimate friends Churchill's aunt, Leonie Jerome. Bibesco would write a book about Churchill in 1956 (Winston S. Churchill: Master of Courage, Zoller A178). Bibesco's book was published 10 years after she received this inscribed copy of Step By Step. Twelve years his junior, Bibesco would outlive Churchill, dying at age 87 in 1973. John "Jack" Churchill was the younger brother of Winston. Jack and Winston were close. Jack served in the South African Light Horse alongside his war correspondent brother in the Boer War between 1899 and 1900 and later fought with distinction in the First World War. Reaching the rank of Major, he was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Légion d'Honneur, as well as the British Distinguished Service Order. Jack became a successful businessman in London. During the Second World War, when Jack's house was destroyed in the Blitz, he lived at 10 Downing Street. Jack would die of heart disease in 1947, one year after this book was presented with his compliments to Princess Bibesco. Step By Step is a seminal Churchill book that includes 82 newspaper articles focused on foreign affairs written by Churchill between March 1936 and May 1939, many of them containing his warnings and predictions about Nazi Germany. As such, it is emblematic of the courage Bibesco would later profile in her book about Churchill - in particular, what she called "courage to displease others and defy their opinions" (Winston Churchill: Master of Courage, Hale, London, 1957, p.10). This unique inscribed copy is a first edition, first printing. Though unjacketed, it is in very good condition. The green cloth binding shows only light scuffing. Given Princess Bibesco's intellect and education, it seems quite plausible that it was actually read by her. The contents remain clean and tight. Light soiling is confined to the text block edges. The book is preserved in a custom built clamshell preservation case in dark green half leather over green cloth, lined with acid-free archival paper. The rounded spine features raised bands and gold tooling. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A111.1.a, Woods/ICS A45(a.1), Langworth p.197.

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        KASHU^ SHINSHO^ FUJI

      1946. Very Good. ONCHI Koshiro, artist & MAEDA Sekibo, poet. Kashu SHINSHO FUJI [Collection of Poetry: NEW PRAISE, FUJI] Tokyo: Fugaku Honsha, Showa 21 [1946]. 28.7 x 20 cm., 2 full page color woodcuts by Onchi, 1 tipped-in page of calligraphy. Blue and white flexible covers, in a dustwrapper depicting Fuji which is also a print by Onchi. Dustwrapper lightly foxed and strengthened on reverse at center with a thin strip of paper that goes from head to heel. The prints by Onchi are very lovely. Very good. [See Sotheby's Schlosser Sale Item #302 for another copy; Hillier Vol. 2, p 1022]

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        Preliminary Discussion of the Logical Design of an Electronic Computing Instrument, Part I, Volume I second edition 1947

      Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Princeton NJ, 1946; second edition 1947. (6) + 42 pages, single-side reproduced typescript; original printed tan cardstock covers with staples.Very Good, with pages toning with age and paper acidity; wear along spine and top edges of covers; thumbed along fore-edge. Prev. owner's names on cover front cover small tear and edgewear. Clean, unmarked Preliminary Discussion of the Logical Design of an Electronic Computing Instrument, Part I, Volume I. (second edition 1947) 'First officially published conceptual account of the stored-program computer; (OOC 959) Preliminary Discussion of the Logical Design of an Electronic Computing Instrument, Part I, Volume I. Second edition, 1947'First officially published conceptual account of the stored-program computer; (Origins of Cyberspace, 959) 'A few months after ENIAC had its first public demonstration (in February 1946), the three chief members of the IAS Electronic Computer Project issued their Preliminary Discussion of the Logical Design of an Electronic Computing Instrument, a report to the Army Ordnance Department that represents the first published formal conceptual paper on the stored-program computer, if we call von Neumann's informal First Draft (OOC 954) a privately circulated working paper. The first edition of the Preliminary Discussion report appeared in June 1946; a revised second edition, containing an expanded account of the arithmetic processes and a report of further experimental work, was issued in September 1947.' (from Origins of Cyberspace) 'The Preliminary Report contains the first technical description of what is known as the Von Neumann architecture, in which programs and data are stored in a comparatively slow-to-access storage medium, such as a hard disk; and work is performed on them in a fast, volatile random-access memory... The von Neumann architecture, with some additions and refinements, remained the logical basis for the design of most computers built since the Report's publication..' One of the seminal papers in the history of computing.

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        [Intelligence Report on] Japanese Suicide Craft

      US Naval Technical Mission to Japan, January 1946.. 10 x 8 inches, 25 x 20 cms, 43 printed typescript pages, 25 figures of mechanical details. A lovely example in its original soft cover wrappers, protected in an archival clear plastic sleeve and preserved in a modern red cloth slip-case, leather label on spine. In the summer of 1945, when defeat of Japan - however it was to be achieved - was considered imminent, the United States Navy established a mission to determine the position of the Japanese in the field of naval technology. Two of the Japanese naval targets for investigation were "Shinyo" (special attack boats) and "Kaiten" (human torpedo/one man submarines). Both types of vessel were suicide craft, seaborne equivalents of "Kamikaze" aircraft. "Shinyo" held an explosive charge in their bows and were designed to ram the side of enemy vessels. They were manned by school boys in their mid-teens, around 16 or so years of age. "Kaiten" were one-man submarines, substantially altered torpedos having human control and additional fuel capacity. These midget or suicide submarines were manned by volunteers of 18 to 20 years of age. The Japanese claimed great success in the encounters between "Kaiten" and enemy shipping. An exceedingly rare example of the original 1946 Report covering both "Shinyo" and "Kaiten", marked as "Restricted" and with the tipped-in slip of the British Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee shown as being "Copy No. 66".(Price includes postage UK)

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        Chine.

      Éditions d'Art Albert Skira. Geneve 1946. With 80 fullpage photographs in heliogravure by Hélène Hoppenot. 4to. (14) + (5) pp. + 80 leaves. Well-preserved copy

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        Titus Groan

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1946. First Edition. 438pp. A dusty copy, corners bumped and with minor signs of shelf-wear to head and tail of spine. Top edge dust marked and a hint of foxing to fore-edge and preliminary leaves. Neat former owner name, and a single, small Bombay library stamp to the bottom of the front endpaper (although there are no further library markings). In scarce first state dust wrapper which is a little tanned with a single crease to the front panel, and a little nicked at extremities with just a fraction of loss to head of spine. Indications of pencil marks to rear panel and some dye run-off from cloth to reverse of front panel (not visible from the front). A good copy of Peake's celebrated fantasy – extremely scarce in this first impression wrapper (too few wrappers were initially printed resulting in most copies being accompanied by wrappers stating "second impression").. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good.

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        The Lady in the Lake

      Hamish Hamilton London and Melbourne: Hamish Hamilton. (1946). First. First Australian edition. Pages browned, sunning to the bottom of the spine, else very good in good or better dustwrapper with a couple of small chips at the folds, a chip at the foot (that corresponds with the fading), and some professional internal repair. Presumably issued in very small numbers, the author's exceptionally scarce fourth novel. .

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        TROUBLE FOLLOWS ME

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1946 First Edition of Ross Macdonald's second book, a well-received mystery/spy thriller. A fine copy in beige cloth, black titles to the spine in a bright, fresh neatly price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper, with some light edgewear, some rubs at the heel and crown of the spine and two tiny chips on the back panel. 8vo. 206 pp. Also published in 1950 as Night Train by Lion Books in paperback.. 1st Edition.

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        A Manual of Operation for the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator

      Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA 1946 first edition; 561 pages, 17 plates, text illustrations;. [Aiken, Howard H][Hopper, Grace][IBM][Harvard Mark I]Very Good, dark blue cloth hardcover, 8x11. Previous owner's name in script on the front pastedown. Some rubbing to head of spine & tips of corners with bumped upper corner. The binding is sound with a slightly shaken binding; the pages are clean, unmarked, a bit toned with age and paper acidity A thick large book with fullpage black and white photographs of the Harvard Mark I electromechanical computer. A manual of operation for the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator, by the staff of the Computation Laboratory. with an Index, an extensive bibliography of related books & journal articles, and a historical introduction co-written by Aiken & Hopper. The Harvard Mark I was the first programmable calculating machine, and the majority of this volume is devoted to technical descriptions of its components, architecture and operation, and coding examples (some of the earliest examples anywhere of digital computer programs (see Ceruzzi, 1985). This is Volume 1 of the Annals of the Computation Laboratory of Harvard University. 'In May 1944 the staff of the Computation Project began operations with the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator as an activity of the Bureau of Ships. One of the first tasks undertaken was the preparation of a report setting forth the coding procedures of the calculator. This was followed by detailed plugging instructions, which unfortunately were hardly completed before the code book was out of date. In the succeeding months, computing techniques were developed so rapidly that stabilized operating instructions could not be prepared. At the same time, many mathematicians, physicists & engineers requested copies of such data on operating techniques as were available in the laboratory. This general and widespread interest encouraged the Staff to publish this Manual of Operation as the first volume of the Annals of the Computation Laboratory, rather than as a mimeographed compilation of notes as originally intended. Thus the Manual is unusual in that it is an outgrowth of notes prepared by the Staff primarily for their own use....CONTENTS -- Historical Introduction (sets the Mark I in its historical context and is an excellent overview of the history of computing to that time); Description of the Calculator; Electrical Circuits; Coding; Plugging Instructions; Solution of Examples; Bibliography; Introduction to the Appendices (preparation of the appendices was mostly the work of Hopper with assistance of other Staff) -- Sequence Codes; Sequence Circuits; Register Circuits; Multiply Unit Circuits; Divide Unit Circuits; Relay List; Cam List; Fuse List; Index. Plates include -- Calculating wheels designed by Charles Babbage; Front View of the Calculator; rear view of the Storage Counter unit and the Multiply-Divide Relay panel; Sequence Control Mechanism; Tape Racks;

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        Manual of Operation for the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator

      Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA 1946 first edition; 561 pages, 17 plates, text illustrations;. Good overall, dark blue cloth hardcover, 8x11. Ex-university library bookplate on front pastedown, pocket removed from rear leaving remnants, chipping to spine ends esp. along heel, tape residue on front board, numerals on lower spine. Binding is sound though front hinge is tender and lower third of rear hinge is begining to pull away from the textblock. Internal pages are clean and unmarked. A increasingly scarce book in any condition, this is a sound & clean copy but for the library attributes. A thick large book with fullpage black and white photographs of the Harvard Mark I electromechanical computer. A manual of operation for the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator, by the staff of the Computation Laboratory. with an Index, an extensive bibliography of related books & journal articles, and a historical introduction co-written by Aiken & Hopper. The Harvard Mark I was the first programmable calculating machine, and the majority of this volume is devoted to technical descriptions of its components, architecture and operation, and coding examples (some of the earliest examples anywhere of digital computer programs (see Ceruzzi, 1985). This is Volume 1 of the Annals of the Computation Laboratory of Harvard University. 'In May 1944 the staff of the Computation Project began operations with the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator as an activity of the Bureau of Ships. One of the first tasks undertaken was the preparation of a report setting forth the coding procedures of the calculator. This was followed by detailed plugging instructions, which unfortunately were hardly completed before the code book was out of date. In the succeeding months, computing techniques were developed so rapidly that stabilized operating instructions could not be prepared. At the same time, many mathematicians, physicists & engineers requested copies of such data on operating techniques as were available in the laboratory. This general and widespread interest encouraged the Staff to publish this Manual of Operation as the first volume of the Annals of the Computation Laboratory, rather than as a mimeographed compilation of notes as originally intended. Thus the Manual is unusual in that it is an outgrowth of notes prepared by the Staff primarily for their own use.... The Manual is also exceptional in that it represents the work of a great many people whose efforts have been closely integrated as is necessary in the operation of large-scale calculating machines. Chapters I & II represent extensions and revisions by Lt. Grace Murray Hopper, USNR, of the writer's old notes, many of which were written before work on the calculator was begun. Chapter III was written by Lieutenant Hopper with the collaboration of other members of the Staff. Chapters IV and V represent the outgrowth of the original code book and plugging instructions prepared by the writer and Lt(jg) Robert V D Campbell, USNR. Nearly every member of the Staff has made contributions to these chapters b

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        KUNSTEN IDAG. Redaktør Per Rom.

      Komplett fra hefte 1 til og med hefte 106. Oslo 1946-1973. Folio s. Rikt illustrert, også i farver. Orig. omsl.. Bl.a.fargelito av Aulie, Rolf Nesch. Fargetrenitt av Herman Bendiksen, Egner, Gauguin, rumohr (2 stk), Salto. Sink-etsing av Gauguin, Radering av Guttormsgaard. Tresnitt og plastrykk av Tidemand-Johannessen. Lito av Lie-Jørgensen. Linoliumssnitt av Zieler

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        JOURNAL LITTERAIRE. FRAGMENT - 1946. Avec des eaux-fortes de Digimont

      Paris: L'Originale imprimee par Daragnes pour le librarie Richard Anacréon, 1946 Leautaud, Paul. JOURNAL LITTERAIRE. FRAGMENT - 1946. Avec des eaux-fortes de Digimont. Paris: L'Originale imprimee par Daragnes pour le librarie Richard Anacréon et tirée a seulment 70 examplaires. Un des ex. num. sur vélin de Rives. Edition illustrée de 4 eaux-fortes originales assez de Digimont dont 3 hors-texte. Rare.. 1st Edition. Illus. by Andre Digimont.

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        Little Fur Family

      Harper & Brothers 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.

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        AS TEN AS TWENTY

      Toronto: Ryerson, 1946 Page, P.K. AS TEN AS TWENTY. Toronto: Ryerson, 1946. 8vo., 43pp. First Edition of the author's first regularly published collection of poems preceded only by her first appearance in Unit Of Five, 1944 & her novel, The Sun And The Moon, 1944. A fine fresh copy in like dustwrapper. Excellent example. $650.00  . 1st Edition.

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        Fordna och närvarande Sverige.

      Ny upplaga, redigerad och försedd med kommentarer av Gerda Boëthiuis och Carl-Th. Thäberg. Stockholm, Nordisk rotogravyr, 1946. Tvär 4:o. XV,+ (214)+ 349-53,+ (5); (4),+ 347 s. Två volymer. Obetydligt nötta bruna halvmarokängband med upphöjda bind och övre guldsnitt. De opaginerade sidorna innehåller 416 helsidesplanscher i faksimil. Registret till bildbandet bundet sist i detta. Nr 7 av 500 numrerade exemplar.j

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        LE AVVENTURE DI PINOCCHIO. (Storia di un burattino). Con 70 illustrazioni a colori del pittore Sinòpico.

      Edizione Cenobio 1946 In-4 p., mz. tela edit. con figura a colori al piatto, custodia, pp. 153,(5), molto ben illustrato a colori, anche a doppia pag., da Primo Sinòpico. "Prima e unica edizione", certamente rara. Cf. Pallottino ?Storia illustr. italiana?, p. 276: ?Primo Sinòpico, pseudonimo di Raoul Chareun (Cagliari 1889 - Milano 1949), pittore, illustratore e cartellonista ironico e colto, si trasferì a Padova, dove abbandonò gli studi di ingegneria per dedicarsi alla caricatura sui satirici locali, e in seguito a Milano dove illustrò libri per ragazzi.. Tra le illustrazioni più significative, quelle per "Rititì" di Francesco Pastonchi nel 1920 e le ultime per "Le Avventure di Pinocchio" di Collodi nel 1946? - Biaggioni, pp. 147-148. Edizione di 3000 esempl. numerati. Il ns., 428, è molto ben conservato.

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        Vore Nytaarsønsker.

      Udsendt af Det Berlingske Bogrykkeri som dets 16. nytårsudsendelse. Kbhvn. 1946. Med 7 orig. træsnit af Povl Christensen. 13 s. Oplag 1150 numr. ekspl. Orig. kart.. Ekspl. nr. III af 10 ekspl. med indklæbede og sign. træsnit. Holst nr. 69

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        An Anagram of Ideas on Art, Form and Film (First Edition, inscribed by the publisher to D.S. Savage)

      Alicat Bookshop Press Yonkers, NY: Alicat Bookshop Press, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. This copy is INSCRIBED by the publisher Oscar Baradinsky (later Oscar Baron) to his friend the writer D.S. Savage. One of 750 copies, published in the Alicat Bookshop Press' Outcast series. An uncommon and key document in experimental cinema, published the same year Deren released Ritual in Transfigured Time. The Anthology Film Archive in New York, the ground floor of which is named after Ms. Deren as the "godmother of American avant-garde cinema," has published a massive ongoing series documenting Deren's work, from her Socialist origins to feminist filmmaking and theory. Very Good to Near Fine in saddle-stitched wrappers, with some toning to the edges of the front and rear panel.

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        Hail Chant and Water Chant

      Museum of Navajo Ceremonial Art Santa Fe: Museum of Navajo Ceremonial Art. 1946. First. First edition. Navajo Religion Series Volume II. Fine in a fine dustwrapper. .

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        Portrait photograph of Pearl Bailey in "St. Louis Woman"

      New York july 5 1946 New York, july 5, 1946. (BAILEY, PEARL) reproduced in Mauriber's PORTRAIT: The Photography of Carl van Vechten (from this print). 34.5 x 24 cm (13-5/8 x 9-1/2 inches). Half- length view of the performer in costume. Fine Atelier stamped on verso, docketed by Van Vechten in ink, recording the subject of the photograph ("Pearl Bailey takes a call after singing A Womans Prerogative"), the date, the number of the negative ("vi - cc - 3"), and indications to the printer for reduction. Provenance: The estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant and executor of Van Vechten's photography estate and the compiler of PORTRAITS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CARL VAN VECHTEN (1978)

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        The Moving Toyshop

      Gollancz, 1946.. First edition hardbound crime fiction novel, the third by Edmund Crispin. Blue cloth board with gilt lettering. Book and wrapper are essentially fine. The only obvious fault is a modest ink signature and date inside. A previous owner thought so much of this copy that they had a special presentation case in red cloth, with a red leather label with the title and author surname. The case is included in the sale. Presumably for this reason, the wrapper remains extraordinarily bright (though there is some minor fading to the spine), and the text pages not yellowed or faded in any way; making this copy, perhaps, unique. Full and comprehensive details of condition and further scans on request. Scan of book is made with the wrapper still in its protective clear cover. This book forms part of a large collection of 20th-century, modern and and contemporary hardbound crime and other fiction, with many autographed copies. Please contact the seller if you are seeking any particular authors or titles in this genre. This collection will be catalogued over the coming months. For all the books in the collection already catalogued, enter 'AMAYC' in the keyword search.

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        The Little White Horse. Illustrated by C. Walter Hodges. IN THE DUST-WRAPPER

      University of London Press, [1946]. 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, small title-vignette in monochrome, 3 coloured plates, 24 monochrome illustrations (12 full-page) in the text and front and rear endpaper maps in blue, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper verso; original pictorial blue cloth, upper board blocked in gilt, gilt back, backstrip lightly faded (but all gilt bright and legible), a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dust-wrapper, the latter lightly age-browned at backstrip and (predominantly white) rear panel, and chipped with fractional loss (not affecting lettering) at head and tail of backstrip.A well-above average copy in the notoriously flimsy dust-wrapper.Goudge's classic tale for children starring Maria Merryweather was awarded the Carnegie Medal for 1946. It is J.K. Rowling's favourite children's book.Extremely scarce in anything like this condition.

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        Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (First Edition, advance reading copy)

      Simon and Schuster New York: Simon and Schuster, 1946. First Edition. Advance Reading Copy, preceding the First Edition. About Fine in illustrated wrappers. Just a hint of toning, brief offsetting at the front endpapers from something once laid in, and light rubbing at the spine ends. Basis for the well-loved 1948 film comedy starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas. Wrapper design and interior illustrations by William Steig. An uncommon edition.

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        ZERO AND THE ASYLUM IN THE SNOW. Two Excursions Into Reality

      Rhodes:: Privately Printed, 1946 First Edition of these two surrealist short stories, a Durrellian exploration of madness and its kinship to the creative process, in the original pictorial wrappers. 8vo. 38 pp. Reputedly printed at the Government Printing Office in Rhodes, in a small edition of as few as 25 copies. A trifle sunned at the extremities, otherwise a fine copy of a Durrell rarity. [From a comprehensive TBCL Durrell collection of first editions in superb condition]. 1st Edition.

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        Hermann Hesse, 1877-1962. L. S. (Bleistift) «H Hesse».. [Handschriflicher Brief u. Konvolut v. 4 handschr. Beilagen].

      Gr.8°, 1 Einzelbl., Vorderseite beschrieben, m. dem zugehörigen, eigenhändig adressierten Umschlag., 1 Bl. m. Umschlag., Offenbar Begleitbrief bei Übersendung eines Buches; an Dr. Josef Markwalder in Baden, einer seiner Bäderärzte: «Lieber verehrter Herr Doktor / Als ich neulich schnell in Baden war, wollte ich Ihrer Frau ein paar Blumeno schicken, 53 fand im Laden aber nichts, was mir gefiel, und beschloss, Ihrer Frau statt dessen lieber ein Buch zu senden. Bis es bei mir eintraf, ist einige Zeit vergangen; nun istes da und ich sende es Ihnen. Es ist ein Buch, das ich sehr schätze, sein Verfasser ist leider vor einigen Monaten gestorben./ Es grüsst Sie und Ihre Frau herzlich/ Ihr / H Hesse". Beilagen: a) Maschinenschriftliche Abschrift (Karbonkopie) seines Gedichts «Wache Nacht», 1 Einzelblatt Gr.8°, die Vorderseite beschrieben, am Fuss eigenhändig signiert «Gruss von H. Hesse» und datiert 17.11.1946. - b) Maschinenschriftliche Postkarte mit eigenhändiger Signatur «Hesse» (Bleistift). Zürich (Datum des Stempels unlesbar); an Ursula Markwalder in St. Gallen: «Liebe Fräulein Ursula / Wünschen Sie sich zur Weihnacht das liebenswerte kleine Buch «Glimmer und Blüten» von R.J. Humm, im Bühl-Verlag. Darin finden Sie auf Seite 10ff auch ein Gedenkblatt für mich. / Mit Grüssen Ihr / H Hesse» - c) Eigenhändig beschrifteter Umschlag. Zürich 12.1.1944: «Drucksache / Herrn Dr. J. Markwalder / Sonnengut / Baden / Aargau». Rückseitig Absenderstempel mit Hesse Adresse in Montagnola; im Umschlag die Rezension des «Glasperlenspiels» von Robert Faesi vom 19. Dezember 1943 im «Kleinen Berner Bund». - d) Neue Schweizer Revue, XIII. Jg., Dezember 1945, Heft Nr. 8, mit eigenhändigem Datum und Monogramm Hesses in Bleistift am Kopf des Umschlags: «7.1.46/H.H.»

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        24 Photos. Avec une introduction de Manuel Gasser.

      4°, 1 Doppelblatt m. 1 S. Text, 23 lose Taf., Lose Bl. in HLwd.-Mappe m. Deckelbild, Schliessbändchen., Vorderdeckel min. kratzspurig, Hinterdeckel etw. unsauber, Laschen gebräunt; die Tafeln tadellos. EA. Die Photographie «Abstraktion» wurde vom Verlag als Deckelbild auf Mappe aufgezogen .

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        Armorial Valaisan, Walliser Wappenbuch.

      4°, XXIII, 304 Texts. mit zahlr. s/w-Wappen, 40 Tafeln mit je 30 Wappen in Farbe, OLwd geprägt., Deckel minimal fleckig. Nummer 231 von 675 Exemplaren des prachtvollen Werkes.

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        Lilly May and Dan: Two Children of the South

      Home Mission Board Southern Baptist Convention Atlanta: Home Mission Board Southern Baptist Convention. (1946). First. First edition. Illustrated by Lois Mailou Jones. Stapled illustrated wrappers. Two small chips on the front wrapper (the larger of which is present but detached), and a small tear, else a very good example of this fragile and rare little book, reportedly the first book illustrated by Lois Mailou Jones. Additionally this copy came from a small group of books we obtained from Jones's own library, and although not marked as such, was her own copy. .

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        Autograph Note, Signed, to Alfred Eisenstaedt

      n.p. n.d. n.p., n.d.. 8-3/4 x 6-1/4 inches. Fine . A wonderful note from the founder of Time and Life magazines, publishing magnate Henry R. Luce, to the photographer whose work for Life magazine documented the great events and legendary faces of the mid-twentieth century:"My confidence in LIFE-in our actual ability to do a job in pictorial journalism-began when Alfred Eisenstaedt came back from his first pre-publication assignments. And ever since then Life with Eisie has been a pleasure.Long life to Eisenstaedt and all great photographers.Henry R. Luce Time & Life Bldg.Dec 9, 1946."

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        JOAN OF ARC

      Culver City: Vanguard Films 7 October 1946 through 11 April 1947. [Culver City]: Vanguard Films, 7 October 1946 through 11 April 1947.. Three volumes. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in stencil-printed wrappers. A few nicks and creases, otherwise very good or better. A small archive of material relating to this unproduced film project undertaken for Selznick, consisting of the following: a) copy # 12 of a preliminary draft of the opening sequences, 9 leaves; b) copy # 35 of a second draft screenplay, [1],150 leaves, dated 12 November 1946, and rerun 11 April 1947; and c) copy # 11 of an interesting background document, translated by Donald M. Frame, with the wrapper title: SELECTIONS FROM THE TRIAL OF JOAN OF ARC THE QUESTIONING ..., 10 October 1946, 135 leaves, being selections from Quicherat's 1841-9 edition of the trial transcripts. This version of the script was abandoned in deference to the 1948 adaptation from Maxwell Anderson's play produced by Sierra, distributed by RKO, and starring Ingrid Bergman (under contract to Selznick and on loan). Duplicates from the Selznick Archive.

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        DIALOGUE AND CUTTING CONTINUITY ON "NOTORIOUS" PROD. #522 [cover title]

      Culver City: RKO / Selznick 18 July 1946. [Culver City]: RKO / Selznick, 18 July 1946.. [1],8,7,7,7,8,10,9,6,12,12 leaves, foliated in reel format. Large quarto, legal format. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Punched and bradbound in upper margin. Some soft corner creases, otherwise near fine. A combined continuity script for Hitchcock's 1946 film, based on a screenplay by Ben Hecht, based on a story by John Taintor Foote, with uncredited contributions by Clifford Odets and Hitchcock. The cast included Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains. Hecht's script was nominated for an Oscar. This post-production script, which is a quite literal record of the film as released, predates the film's premiere by nearly a month. Duplicate from the Selznick archive.

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        The House on the Borderland and Other Novels

      Arkham House Sauk City: Arkham House. 1946. First. First combined edition. Fine in a very lightly rubbed, fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny tears, but which is exceptionally bright and fresh. The jacket illustration is by Hannes Bok. A lovely copy. .

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        Eco del Mondo - 1946-1950 7 volumi., Milano, Mondadori, 1946

      cm.11,5 x 18,5, ril.t.t. sacco con tassello in oro al dorso . 7 volumi rilegati , non cons. cop. peraltro di poco valore , indici per autori e per materie alla fine di ogni volume .. I direttori 1946 Salvatore Cremona , dal 1947 Gianni Mazzocchi, dal 1948 e fino al 1950 Enrico Marussig. Importante mensile , storico culturale , con corrispondenti da tutto il mondo , ricco di documentazioni fotografiche ed aggiornamenti sugli sviluppi delle tecniche e delle arti . , VOL. I - dal n. 1 del sett. '46 al n. 6 del febbr 1947(pag.788) VOL.. II - dal n. 7 del mar. '47 al n. 12 del ago 47 ( pag.763 ) VOL.. III- dal n.13 del sett.'47 al n. 18 del febb '48( pag.767) VOL.. IV- dal n. 18 del mar '48 al n. 24 del ago '48(pag.767) VOL. V - dal n. 25 del sett.'48 al n. 30 del febb '49( pag.766 ) VOL. VI - dal n. 31 del mar '49 al n. 36 del ago '49 ( pag.766) VOL.VII - dal n. 37 del sett' 49 al n. 43 del mar '50 ( pag.636+123 ) La collezione dei 7 volumi - una consistente parte di tutto il pubblicato e che raccoglie la storia di 5 anni del primo dopoguerra italiano ed internazionale viene proposta

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        President Harry Truman Seeks Support For His Civil Rights Legislation

      "Our goal should be the protection and security that can be given all our people under a civil rights program designed to meet the needs of our times." Harry S. Truman was the first President of the United States in the 20th century to take action on civil rights because of moral imperative. In 1946, he named a President's Committee on Civil Rights, which in late 1947 presented him with a report that was radical for its time. Truman embraced, rather than shyed away from, its contents. Just a few months later, in February 1948, in an election year when his position would surely cost him more votes than he could hope to gain, Truman sent the first Special Message to Congress to deal specifically with civil rights. He wrote Congress that his first goal "is to secure fully our essential human rights. I am now presenting to the Congress my recommendations for legislation to carry us forward toward that goal...We shall not, however, finally achieve the ideals for which this Nation was founded so long as any American suffers discrimination as a result of his race, or religion, or color, or the land of origin of his forefathers...We cannot be satisfied until all our people have equal opportunities for jobs, for homes, for education, for health, and for political expression, and until all our people have equal protection under the law." A Gallup poll indicated that a majority of the American people opposed Truman's civil rights proposals. This was especially so in the South, where opposition arose that resulted in Strom Thurmond running for President as a Dixiecrat, with the aim of taking enough votes from Truman to make the south the swing bloc and be in a position to dictate civil rights policy. Congress balked at passing the measures Truman sought. On July 26, 1948, after forcing a pro-civil rights platform on a hesitating Democratic National Convention, Truman issued executive orders desegregating the armed forces and ending discrimination in the Federal work force. This was a major victory for civil rights advocates. In the election in November, Truman won but barely avoided finding the Dixiecrats as kingmakers, which would have derailed hopes for civil rights at the time. After his inauguration in 1949, Truman remained dedicated to his civil rights program; but while he could issue executive orders and make discrimination-free appointments (naming the first black Federal judge, William Hastie, that year), he was unable to get Congress to pass civil rights legislation. He began looking for support everywhere he could. Typed Letter Signed as President, Washington, March 20, 1949, to New York State Supreme Court judge Meier Steinbrink, chairman of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. That organization had taken a strong civil rights stand and given Truman an award for promoting democracy. "I am sincerely grateful to have been selected as the recipient of the America's Democratic Legacy Award, given annually by your distinguished organization...I am aware of the vigorous educational program and the practical efforts by your organization to foster an understanding of democratic rights and responsibilities. Your definition of America's democratic legacy is admirable. It is indeed a force in the hearts and minds of the people. Our goal should be the protection and security that can be given all our people under a civil rights program designed to meet the needs of our times. Such a program I have placed before Congress...In the effort to have it translated into law, I shall look forward to the support of organizations such as yours." Truman never did manage to get a civil rights program through Congress, though his Supreme Court appointees began making important rulings finding that the "separate but equal" premise of segregation was a farce and thus chipping away at segregation itself. Shortly before leaving office, Truman's Justice Department filed an amicus brief in Brown vs Board of Education, advocating an end to segregation in schools. A year after he left office, the Supreme Court supported that position by forcing desegregation, in one of the most important cases it ever adjudicated. It would take until 1964 for Congress to act.

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        Paterson, Books I-V

      New Directions New York: New Directions, 1946-58. First Edition. First Printings. Five octavo volumes; original tan cloth boards; printed dustjackets (save Book V, which has a pictorial jacket). Uniformly Near Fine copies in original dustwrappers, all unclipped but with moderate toning to spines and extremities; Book I also with a small scuff to rear jacket panel, partially eliding one word of text; Book IV with faint tide-mark along upper extremity of jacket, still easily Very Good to Near Fine overall. These five volumes together constitute the entirety of Williams's magnum opus, a long poem completed over the course of more than a dozen years. The first printings of Books I-IV were limited to only 1000 copies; Book V was issued in an open edition of 3000 copies. A cornerstone work of American modernism. National Book Award (for Book II, 1948). CONNOLLY 100 (citing Books I-IV; Book V did not appear until after Connolly's list was published).

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        OUR DESTRUCTION IN PICTURES. UNSERE VERWUSTUNGEN IN BILDERN.

      BERGEN-BELSEN: OUR VOICE, 1946... Oblong 4to. (approx 11.5 x 14.5 inches). pp.38. B/w photo illusts. Card covers, some shelf-wear, with loss of fragile pictorial front cover.The rear card cover and the exposed title page is lightly creased, spotted, browned. Black paper covering to staples is chipped to spine, with loss to front edge [see digital photo]. Other than a few fingermarks the contents are bright and clean. Contents are very good.indeed. Collected and edited by the authors under the auspices of the Central Committee of the Liberated Jews in the British Zone. Published with some harrowing photographs, many taken from German archives. Four title pages and photo captions in 4 languages: Yiddish, Hebrew, English and German.

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        TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTION OF NAVAL ARCHITECTS.

      Volume 88 til 112 +117-118. tilsammen 27 bind. London 1946-76. 4to. s. Rikt illustrert med bilder og tegninger av skip og detaljer. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd.. ca 10000 sider. Sjøfart

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        Paterson: Books I-V

      New Directions New York: New Directions. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITIONS of all five books of William Carlos Williams's epic masterpiece, one of the great triumphs of twentieth-century American poetry. Each first edition had a very limited print run: Books I-IV, one of only 1000 copies, Book V, one of 3000 copies. "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" (Williams, introducing Paterson, which will ultimately become five, rather than four books).New York: New Directions, 1946-1958. Tall octavo, original cloth, original dust jackets. A FINE SET with only the slightest wear. Rare in this condition.

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        WEEGEE'S PEOPLE

      Duell Sloan and Pearce NY: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1946. First edition. Weegee. 8vo., unpaged, numerous b&w photographs. Light wear to the cloth, and occasional faint foxing, primarily on the blank endpapers. A very good copy. Signed and inscribed " For the Bennington girls, Weegee, 1947".

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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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        Heart's Home

      Arcadia House New York: Arcadia House. 1946. First. First edition. Fine in near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with very light wear. The world of a widower's daughter is thrown into an uproar when her father plans to remarry and she falls for the owner of a pet farm. The Georgia-born Peggy Gaddis Dern wrote under both the names Peggy Gaddis and Peggy Dern. This copy Inscribed by the author to her sister and brother-in-law: "To Goldie & Alfred, with my love, Peggy." A nice association in an attractive copy. .

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