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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This was followed by detailed plugging instructions, which unfortunately were hardly completed before the code book was out of date.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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        Etching from Alternance

      Le Gerbier (N.p.: Le Gerbier, 1946). One of 340 copies. Color etching measuring 7 3/4 by 6 1/2 inches by Marie Laurencin, a contemporary of Picasso and Braque, depicting an angel with a small guitar in her lap. Although Laurencin was one of a few women artists of the time to experiment with Cubist ideas, her focus on female subjects is often viewed as a response to Cubism's masculine modernism. This etching is from the book Alternance, a collection of works by leading writers and artists after World War II that includes Jean Cocteau, Paul Eluard, and Henri Matisse. Matted and framed in an antique-style carved wooden frame by Heydenryk in New York. The whole measures 14 by 13 inches.

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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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        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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        The Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator I, II, and III IN Electrical Engineering

      American Institute of Electrical Engineers New York: American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1946. First Edition. Hard Cover. In the ORIGINAL WRAPS, in a custom leather spined box. (rare thus and in this condition) Minor crinkling to the spine panels. The three part article offered here, one part in each of three issues of the Electrical Engineering Magazine (on pages 384-91, 449-54, 522-28) is bright and clean (note: Origins of Cyberspace incorrectly notes page numbers for the second part as 445-54). Contains "a three part article on the Mark I, based largely on Aiken and Hopper's Manual of Operation for the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (see no 411). Although Hopper's name appears second, she was the primary author.The article begins with a brief history of computing instruments." The Automatic Sequence Controlled calculator was also known as the Mark I. "The electromechanical Harvard Mark I was the first programmable calculating machine to actually produce mathematical tables, fulfilling the dream of Charles Babbage originally set out in print in 1822..." Grace Hopper was one of a few prominent women working in computers at the time - she was chief programmer for the Mark I. (Origins of Cyberspace 411 & 412). Near Fine.

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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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        Sleepers Awake

      Padell / Kenneth Patchen (New York: Padell / Kenneth Patchen. 1946). First. First edition, black paper edition. A few small tape shadows on the boards from an old glassine protector, else near fine in white buckram without dustwrapper. Numbered and Signed by Patchen on a black label at the rear, as one of 148 copies of the "black label edition." 75 of the copies of this edition were bound in white buckram, with an original painting by the author tipped on to the front board. The additional 73 undecorated copies of the edition were bound in red buckram. This copy is a variant issue, although bound in white buckram, there is no evidence that it ever bore a painting. This is copy number 4. An attractive copy of a rare, if bibliographically confusing issue. Morgan A11a (an apparently unrecorded variant). .

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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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        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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        A Collection of Fourteen Scripts and Associated Documents for THE PARADINE CASE

      Culver City: Vanguard Films Inc. / Selznick International 25 March 1946 through 30 April 1961. [Culver City]: Vanguard Films, Inc. / Selznick International, 25 March 1946 through 30 April 1961.. Fourteen volumes / items. Quarto and folio. Mimeographed and spirit- duplicated typescripts, printed on rectos only. Bradbound or stapled in stencil printed wrappers, or stapled in self-wrappers. A few items a bit used (as noted below), but generally very good to fine. A substantial archive of scripts and technical documents tracing the long and troubled history of this film adaptation of Hichens's 1933 novel. According to one source, Selznick had acquired the film rights to the novel prior to its publication, but submission of a preliminary script in 1934 to the Breen Office resulted in assurances that it would not pass muster according to the PCA. So the project was shelved for over a decade. This archive records much of that evolution, and consists of the following: a) Unspecified draft of a October 1934 screenplay by Lewis Waller, 124 leaves (rerun by Vanguard 25 March 1946); b) an unspecified draft of a February 1942 screenplay prepared for MGM, written by Salka Viertel and Polly James, 124 leaves plus lettered inserts (rerun by Vanguard 1 April 1946), creased bruise at middle brad to early leaves ; c) a wholly new script, denoted a "First Rough Draft (With Dialogue from Novel)" by Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville, April 1946, 195 leaves (rerun by Vanguard 12 August 1946); d) a roster of "Costumes Compiled from the Novel," 10 leaves, 17 April 1946; e) a "Description of Settings and Props Compiled from the Novel," [2],7 leaves, 17 April 1946; f) a "Gay Comparison" compiled by Alice Hartman, 23 Sept. 1946 - a comparison of the script and the novel of the scenes involving the character Gay Keane; g) a "Third Draft Script," credited to James Birdie, based on an adaptation by Alma Reville, 205 leaves, 10 August 1946; h) the "Final Shooting Script," credited to David O. Selznick, based on Reville's adaptation, [3],154 leaves, dated December 1946, small snag in fore-edge of upper wrapper; i) a preliminary Dialogue Continuity, foliated in reel format, 12 June 1947; j) a Dialogue Cutting Continuity, foliated in reel format, dated 19 February 1948; k) a Dialogue Cutting Continuity for the Trailer, 5 leaves, 27 February 1948; l) a large folio Trailer Spotting List, 5 leaves, somewhat ragged; m) a large folio, minutely detailed complete continuity, with corrections, dated March 1948, compiled by S. G. Samuels, outer leaves a bit ragged; and finally, n) a late, 30 April 1961 Combined 16mm Continuity script. Final screen credit for the screenplay fell to Selznick, and neither Hecht's nor Birdie's contributions were credited. Hitchcock directed, and Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Ethel Barrymore (in a role that earned an Oscar nomination) and Louis Jourdan starred, among others, and a 29 December 1947 premiere brought to a conclusion the long and tangled series of attempts to bring Hichens' novel to the screen.

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        THE PARADINE CASE

      Culver City: Selznick International Pictures December 1946. [Culver City]: Selznick International Pictures, December 1946.. [3],154 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in deep yellow stencil printed wrappers. Wrappers a trace dust smudged, small script number on upper wrapper, else near fine. Copy #26 of the "Final Shooting Script" of this adaptation to the screen of Hichens' 1933 novel. Selznick had acquired the film rights to the novel prior to its publication, but submission of a preliminary script in 1934 to the Breen Office resulted in assurances that it would not pass muster according to the PCA. So the project was shelved until Selznick returned to it in 1946. It is clear that at that time, scripts from the 1934 effort, as well as from an adaptation attempted at MGM were consulted. Interim drafts of the script were written by Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville (First Rough Draft, April 1946) and James Birdie (Third draft, based on an adaptation by Reville) August 1946), until, finally, in December, this "Final Shooting Script" was reached, with interim uncredited contributions by Ben Hecht. This final shooting script is credited solely to David O. Selznick, but acknowledges dependence on the adaptation by Alma Reville. Final screen credit for the screenplay fell to Selznick, and neither Hecht's nor Birdie's contributions were credited. Hitchcock directed, and Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Ethel Barrymore (in a role that earned an Oscar nomination) and Louis Jourdan starred, among others, and a 29 December 1947 premiere brought to a conclusion the long and tangled series of attempts to bring Hichens' novel to the screen. One of a finite group of duplicates from the Selznick archive, now entering the market via the Serendipity dispersal.

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        BELFAGOR , rassegna bimestrale di varia umanità fondato da LUIGI RUSSO e ADOLFO OMODEO (Tutto il pubblicato nel periodo 1946-1961), Firenze, Vari editori, 1946

      cm,. 18 x 26, fascicoli in brossura di pagine 120 circa cadauno. Omodeo partecipò alla fondazione ma scomparve dopo pochi mesi (aprile 1946) e LUIGI RUSSO ne è stato l'anima fino alla sua morte (Pietrasanta agosto 1961) Il periodico proseguì fino agli anni 2000, ma la parte più significativa è questa che qui presentiamo. Il titolo è di chiara ispirazione machiavellica e la rivista sostenne un ruolo di opposizione al conformismo, con importanti collaboratori (Walter Binni, Norberto Bobbio, Giorgio Saitta, Gaetano Salvemini, Pietro Calamandrei, Luigi Silori, Gianfranco Contini e tanti altri. Vallecchi fu l'editore iniziale, e successivamente venne sostituito da D'Anna e poi da Olskj. Presentiamo le annate complete (sei fascicoli per annata) dal 15 gennaio 1946 alla fine del 1961, cioè tutto il periodo di LUIGI RUSSO. totale 13 annate a fascicoli sciolti in ottime condizioni. La raccolta viene offerta a

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        Dutch corantos 1618-1650. A bibliography illustrated with 334 facsimile reproductions of corantos printed 1618-1625 and an introductory essay on 17th century stop press news.

      Göteborg, 1946. 87,(2,1 blank,1,1 blank,1) s. & 153 plr, delvis dubbelsidiga. Delvis tryckt i rött och svart. Elegant mörkrött halvmarokängbd med upphöjda bind och rikt guldornerad rygg samt övre guldsnitt, övriga snitt endast putsade (Hässler). Omslaget medbundet. Ur Gustaf Bernströms bibliotek med hans handskrivna kataloglappar.. Tryckt i 375 ex. (egentligen 400 enligt Bernströms uppgift). Faksimilplanscherna framställda av Malmö ljustrycksanstalt. Med förord av S. Hallberg där det framgår att Gustaf Bernström tillhörde de ekonomiska bidragsgivarna till denna utgåva. Förlagsreklam om arbetet bifogat

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        Striking original photograph by the highly distinguished Armenian-born Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) depicting Weill seated at his desk, pencil in hand, with a score of Street Scene, considered to be Weill's "official portrait"

      [ca, 1946]. 252 x 203 mm. With "Kurt Weill The Playwrights' Co. Photo by Karsh late 1940's" in pencil to verso along with other annotations. Very slightly worn; corners slightly creased; small stain to blank lower margin not affecting image. . Weill, born in Dessau, Germany, became an American citizen in 1943. "He was one of the outstanding composers in the generation that came to maturity after World War I, and a key figure in the development of modern forms of musical theatre. His successful and innovatory work for Broadway during the 1940s was a development in more popular terms of the exploratory stage works that had made him the foremost avant-garde theatre composer of the Weimar Republic...". David Drew and J. Bradford Robinson in Grove online "By far the most widely reproduced of all Weill photographs, it shows him seated at his Brook House desk, immaculately dressed and freshly coiffured, with chin thrust forward as in no other photograph, and pen poised over a page that could almost be a balance-sheet but reveals itself, in the better reproductions, as a page from the rehearsal score of Street Scene. There is no remotely comparable picture, and yet it is impossible to imagine one better suited to the purposes of documenting the 'image and understanding' of 'Weill in America' that has been so vigorously promoted by Brecht scholars in recent years - the image, that is, of one who was at home on Broadway but would have been equally so in the boardrooms of Wall Street or Madison Avenue... The imposture becomes 'genuine' through Weill's endorsement of its impersonal conformity in preference to the introspective and enigmatic figure portrayed not only by Hoyningen-Huene but also, with uncharacteristic insight, by Karsh himself in a second, and quite unknown, portrait taken at the same session in Brook House." David Drew: Kurt Weill, pp. 44-45. Street Scene, an opera in two acts by Kurt Weill to a libretto by Elmer Rice after his own play, with lyrics by Langston Hughes and Rice, premiered in Philadelphia at the Shubert Theatre on December 16, 1946. The work opened in New York at the Adelphi Theatre on January 9, 1947 and ran for 148 performances through May 17, 1947. The present photograph was presumably used in association with the New York premiere. "Weill considered Street Scene his chef d’oeuvre... [His] musical concern was less with originality than with authenticity. The cloying sentimentality is a function of the drama. It also demonstrates how Weill adjusted his musical voice as the drama demanded. Street Scene contains European elements, including allusions to Puccini, even to Wagner. The drama demanded them, too. The description ‘American opera’ nonetheless applies: it is an opera for America – that is, for a Broadway public; and it is an opera about America, both musically and in terms of plot." Stephen Hinton in Grove online

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        HISTOIRE DE JEAN-MARIE LE FRANCOIS

      1946. 1. MILITARY INTEREST. HISTOIRE DE JEAN-MARIE LE FRANCOIS laboureur et soldat du Roi. Paris: Tolmer (1946). 8vo, pictorial boards, near fine. The story was handed down through generations and finally came into print with this volume by Tolmer. Charming folk-peasant style color illustrations are by Russian born artist Serge Wischnevsky, bringing to life country and military life in the mid sixteenth century. Printed on thick card pages the color illustrations are so vibrant they seem to be hand done.

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        THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING. Signed

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946 McCullers, Carson. THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946. Presentation Copy. First Edition, 8vo., 195pp. A very good copy in golden yellow cloth lettered in black & showing some moderate general use in a near fine or better, very bright supplied dust jacket with a bit of conservation at the spine extremities. Inscribed on the front free endpaper in black fountain pen: "For Howard / with love / Carson". From the estate of Howard Doughty, acclaimed literary critic & scholar, Harvard College. McCullers adapted this novel into a play that opened on Broadway with Julie Harris & Ethel Waters & won numerous awards. Waters & Harris then recreated their Broadway roles in the 1952 Fred Zinneman film, with Harris nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. [27074] $3850. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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