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        Independent People [Signed by Author, Thor Heyerdahl's copy with his signature ] [Sjálfstætt fólk / Signet]

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing, of one of Halldor Laxness' most important works (spine ends pushed, title to spine rather rubbed, some fading to lower region of rear board, modest evidence of handling, quite small spot to shelf edge of rear board) in a Very Good, price-clipped, dust jacket (moderate edge wear and light chipping at the corners), THOR HEYERDAHL'S COPY, SIGNED BY HALLDOR LAXNESS in his full name on the title page and SIGNED BY THOR HEYERDAHL on the front free endpaper. Halldor Laxness won the 1955 Nobel Prize of Literature "for his vivid epic power which has renewed the great narrative art of Iceland", the only Icelander ever to have won the Prize. Set in the early 20th Century, and published as a single volume in America, this great epic originally appeared in two volumes, "Landnámsmaður Íslands" (1934 - which, translated, means "Icelandic Pioneers") and "Erfiðir tímar" (1935 - which, translated, means "Hard Times"). The two works together comprise "Independent People", the tale of Bjartur, a poor Icelandic sheep farmer who, only recently freed from a system of debt bondage, struggles to survive in Iceland's harsh environment. In his presentation speech at the Nobel Prize ceremony, about Laxness and "Independent People", E. Wessén, Member of the Swedish Academy, stated: "Individual people and their destinies always move us most deeply in Halldór Laxness' novels.....Even more affecting, perhaps, is the story of Bjartur, the man with the indomitable will for freedom and independence, Geijer's yeoman farmer in an Icelandic setting and, with monumental, epic proportions, the settler, the landnámsman of Iceland's thousand-year-old history. Bjartur remains the same in sickness and misfortune, in poverty and starvation, in raging snowstorms and face to face with the frightening monsters of the moors, and pathetic to the last in his helplessness and his touching love for his foster daughter, Ásta Sóllilja." In the view of many, "Independent People" was of great importance in Laxness' winning of the Prize. Signed copies of this epic and important novel are quite scarce, and signed copies in English translation are even more so. As noted above, the copy offered here previously belonged to the great Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl, and also carries his signature to the front free endpaper. A Very Good copy of one of Halldor Laxness' most significant works, SIGNED BY HALLDOR LAXNESS and SIGNED BY THE PRIOR OWNER, THOR HEYERDAHL. RARE.

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        Miracle de la Rose

      L'Arbalète, Paris, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Near Fine Condition. Number 370 of 475 in beige cloth on Rives - light wear, faint soiling to boards - internally bright and largely uncut. The first edition of one of Genet's central works - along with Thief's Journal and the great short film Un Chant d'Amour,, it exemplifies the qualities most unique and magnetic about Genet - the inversion of ideals, the transcendence of the sordid. An attractive example. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Inventory No: 041346. .

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        ARTE PORTUGUESA.

      - As Artes Decorativas. Arquitectura e Escultura. Pintura. Por. Antigo Professor da Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa e da Escola Nacional de Belas Artes. Tipografia Almeida & Bento, Lda. Edições Excelsior. S/d. [1946-1951]. Obra em 4 volumes. De 30x24 cm. Com 403, 385, 461 e 364 pags. Encadernações do editoriais (excelente estado de conservasão) inteiras de pele natural com ferros decorativos a ouro e a seco. Profusamente ilustrados com gravuras no texto e em extra-texto com quadricromias (entre as quais a reprodução de um quadro Columbano com o retrato do autor). Obra originalmente publicada em fascículos agrupados em: 1 volume dedicado à Arquitectura e Escultura; 1 volume dedicado à pintura; e 2 volumes dedicados às Artes Decorativas. O volume dedicado à Arquitectura e à Escultura aborda o tema dos grandes monumentos e também os temas da habitação tradicional em Portugal e dos presépios de barro. O volume dedicado à pintura (incluíndo em grande parte o estudo dos frescos e das iluminuras de livros) teve a colaboração de Adriano de Gusmão, em Os Primitivos e a Renascença; de Reinaldo dos Santos; em A Pintura na Segunda Metade do Sec XVI ao final do Séc. XVII; de Julieta Ferrão, em A Pintura no século XVIII; de Carlos Passos, em O pintor Vieira Portuense; e de Diogo de Macedo, em A Arte nos Séculos XIX e XX. Os volumes dedicados às Artes Decorativas incidem, entre outros temas, sobre: A Ourivesaria em Portugal (profana e religiosa), por João Couto; Os Pelourinhos e os Cruzeiros, por Luís Chaves; A Cerâmica em Portugal, por Armando Vieira Santos; A Arte Indo- Portuguesa, por Maria Helena Cagigal e Silva; Tapetes de Arraiolos, por Maria José Mendonça; A Arte nos Metais (ferro, bronze, cobre, latão , estanho e lata), por Luís Chaves; o Mobiliário, por Luís Chaves; a Heráldica na Decoração, por António Machado de Faria; Os Azulejos em Portugal, por Armando Vieira Santos; A Ilustração do Livro (retratos, vinhetas, gravadores e técnicas em Portugal), por Ernesto Soares; O Vidro em Portugal, por Armando Vieira Santos; Colchas de Castelo Branco e Rendas de Peniche, por Clementina Carneiro de Moura; Os Bordados da Madeira, por Vasco de Lucena, Os Coches em Portugal, por Armando Vieira Santos, e ainda de salientar um estudo de 90 páginas sobre os Jardins em Portugal (incluíndo os jardins públicos, os jardins municipais, os jardins dos palácios do Estado, o Jardim Zoológico, as tapadas, os jardins botânicos, etc), por Armando de Lucena. Location/localizacao: 7-A3-B-22 e 8-11-A-3

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        Les dicts de la vigne. Recueillies & illustrés par Julien Pavil. Lithographies originales en couleurs. Préface de Georges ROZET Historiographe de la Confrérie des Chevaliers du TASTEVIN.

      Paris, B. Arnaud, éditeur, 1946. - In-4; 96 pp-(3) ff, en feuilles, couverture imprimée en sépia, chemise de l'éditeur cartonnée avec plats décorés de feuilles de vigne et dos droit en percaline, auteur titre en lettre dorée, la suite des illustrations est dans une chemise identique, étui commun avec les mêmes plats illustrés. Florilège de maximes et de dictons populaires sur le vin et la vigne, classés par mois et joliment illustrés en couleurs par Lucien Pavil (planches hors-texte). Edition originale tirée à 1.000 exemplaires. Un des 75 exemplaires numérotés en chiffres romains sur vélin d'Arches à la forme, contenant une suite en couleurs des 49 lithographies, N° XXXI. BEL EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Archive of Treatment Scripts for the unproduced film The Merry, Merry Maidens (Five treatment scripts for an unproduced film)

      David O. Selznick Productions Los Angeles, CA: David O. Selznick Productions, 1946. Five Treatment scripts from various dates for an unproduced film at Selznick Studios. Including a treatment by a young Budd Schulberg, one of his earliest efforts in Hollywood. The story centers around the lives of several women on the home front during World War I, following their lives through to the post-war period, and did not see production in this form--though it predicted several several World War II pictures with the same theme made by Selznick International during World War II, such as "I'll Be Seeing You" (1944) and "Since You Went Away" (1944). Notable too for having many of the same themes that would influence Schulberg's first novel, "What Makes Sammy Run?" in 1941. All scripts in pale blue studio wrappers, noted variously as "Treatment," "Treatment Outline," "General Sequence," or "Tentative Outline" on the front wrapper, dated between October 15, 1937 and February 11, 1946, with credits for different screenwriters on each draft: Schulberg, McCall, Jr., Sherman, Leman, Levien and Meyer. Mimeograph or carbon typescripts on onionskin stock. All scripts' pages Near Fine, wrappers Near Fine, bound with three silver brads. Full collation available on request.

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        Visages d'Henri MATISSE

      Editions du Chêne 1946 - Très bel album de quatorze lithographies d'Henri Matisse accompagnées de poésies par Pierre Reverdy, SIGNE AU CRAYON PAR MATISSE ET REVERDY. Exemplaire sur vélin à la forme de Lana. La couverture, les quatorze hors-textes, les lettrines et les culs-de-lampe ont été composés par Henri Matisse. L'impression des lithographies a été faite par Mourlot frère et l'impression des linos et des textes par Fequet et Baudier, à Paris. Exemplaire n°173 sur 250 conservé dans son boîtier d'origine dont un des bords est manquant. Reliure plein maroquin havane, illustrée d'un visage reprenant une lithographie de l'album, et signée Didier Bigorre. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vercoquin et le plancton.

      Gallimard 1946 - - Gallimard, Paris _1946, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, un des ex du service de presse. Dos et plats très légèrement et marginalement passés sans aucune gravité. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 460 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Build My Gallows High

      William Morrow New York: William Morrow. 1946. First. First edition. Neat name on the rear fly else near fine in good only dustwrapper with some chipping, bookstore stamps on the flaps, wrinkling, and other wear. Homes (pseudonym of Daniel Mainwaring), James M. Cain, and others scripted the classic 1947 Jacques Tourneur film noir adaptation, Out of the Past, featuring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas and Rhonda Fleming. Remade as Against All Odds with Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges, James Woods, and Jane Greer (playing the mother of the character she played in the original film). A presentable copy of a desirable, cheaply made wartime book. .

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        Portrait photograph of W. E.B. Du Bois

      New York july 18 1946 New York, july 18, 1946. (DUBOIS, W.E.B) Reproduced in PORTRAITS from this print. 25.3 x 18.s cm. (9-7/8 x 7-3/8 inches). Gelatin silver print, half-length, frontal view. Atelier stamped on verso, with notations in ink giving the subject of the photograph, the date, the number of the negative ("VIII CC 6"), and indications to the printer for enlargement. 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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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED WITH INITIALS (ALS) on the bottom of a letter from a publisher

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Auto-Da-Fe [Signed] [The Tower of Babel; Die Blendung]

      Jonathan Cape, London 1946 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Maléfice. Préface de La Sorcière de Jules Michelet

      Les Editions des Quatre Vents 1946 in-8° agrafé. Édition originale constituée par le tiré à part de la préface de Georges Bataille - de la Sorcière de Jules Michelet - dans laquelle il évoque toutes les données du mal. Papier uniformément jauni, dos fragile, charnière des plats un peu fendue, une griffure légère au second plat. RARISSIME PLAQUETTE LIMITÉE À UNE DIZAINE D'EXEMPLAIRES. Joint le prière d'insérer de l'éditeur pour le livre de Michelet Bon couverture souple Edition originale

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        PATERSON (Books 1-5)

      New Directions (1946-58), New York - 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. 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Framed collection of Woodcut Illustrations

      1946. ONCHI Koshiro, artist. Framed collection of Woodcut Illustrations. After the war, Onchi Koshiro created a series of woodcut illustrations for a project involving the publication of a revamped classroom curriculum for Japanese students in the post-war era. For whatever reason, those designs do not appear to have been used -they do not appear in his catalog raisonne of prints and book illustrations. Though a series of edited and expurgated pre-war textbooks were employed immediately after the war, more permanent changes in the curriculum were not effected for several years. As this set of Onchi illustrations were designed to be used in a basic Japanese language book, it is possible that the extensive language reform after the war stopped the finalization and publication of the textbook at all. In any event, the set has a few marginal notations which indicate page placement, etc., so the project must have proceeded to the mock-up level before being abandoned. There are 11 cuts in b+w with two having light coloration. Portraits of Tolstoy, Einstein, Lincoln and Franklin combine with landscapes, insects, children at play, etc. The images seem to be suffused with a gentle sadness - they certainly seem to capture the spirit of the times. Truly a lovely and important group. There is no way to overestimate Onchi's importance to 20th century Japanese print making. This experimental group of cuts is a tribute to his art and an accurate evocation of an age. Framed in a custom mat.

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