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        Dangling Man [Signed]

      London: John Lehmann, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine-. First Impression ("First published in England 1946"). Small, slim 8vo: 191,[1]pp. Publisher's finely woven sunflower cloth, spine stamped in brown, in the superb pictorial pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped). Signed by Bellow on front fly leaf. Fine, tight (probably unread) and bright in close to Fine jacket with touch of usual darkening to spine and back panels but front panel still vivid. First book, a slim, quiet masterpiece, from the Nobel prizewinning author of Herzog, Augie March and Henderson the Rain King. Joseph, the novel's protagonist, "is a would-be writer and intellectual caught waiting for the Draft, who romantically believes that intellectual and spiritual enlightenment is to be attained by isolating himself within the confines of a room in a cheap Chicago boarding house while he studies the great writers of the Enlightenment. It also reflects the 1940s preoccupation of American intellectuals with French existentialism and themes of individual freedom, the meaning of moral responsibility, death, and social contract. . . . [In it is] much of Bellow's early life as a young newly-wed intellectual, immersed in literature of all kinds, poor and ambitious, isolated in his in-laws' Ravenswood apartment writing his first novel on a card table in the back room. It is also the lament of a young American artist who does not know how to join the mainstream of Chicagoan or American life without losing the spiritual value of his isolation. Critics hailed Dangling Man as an important novel written with style and genuine mastery." (Literary Encyclopedia) Yet another example of the value to be found in the graphically superior designs of most UK editions of American authors's works. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Snow Goose. A Story of Dunkirk.

      London Michael Joseph 1946 - Limited edition number 369 of 570 copies signed by author and artist, Peter Scott, slim 4to., four tipped-in colour plates, further monochrome illustrations, head-pieces and vignettes within text, all by Scott, publisher's cloth boards, gilt goose to upper board, top edge gilt and others untrimmed, plain paper dust-jacket, dust-soiled, chipped at extremities and darkened but still doing its job, otherwise and excellent copy. First published in 1940 a short story in a local newspaper, The Snow Goose was then expanded to a novella and republished in 1942. The story is a simple parable on the regenerative power of friendship and love, set against a backdrop of the horror of war. The hunchback, Philip Rhayader lives alone in an abandoned lighthouse on a desolate Essex marsh. One day a beautiful child, Fritha appears with an injured snow goose. The girl is initially wary of Rhayader but he is gentle and kind and Fritha begins to visit regularly. The snow goose recovers and flies home but returns every winter, as does Fritha until 1940 when Rhayader sets sail for Dunkirk to help the soldiers trapped on the beaches. Fritha never sees Rhayader again but the story of the saviour with the snow goose passes from soldier to soldier and into legend. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Portrait photograph of Phillippa Schuyler with her mother Josephine Schuyler

      New York, 1946. Profile view of the girl seated at the piano, her mother standing behind with her hand resting on her daughter's shoulder. 1 vols. 25. x 20 cm. (approximately 9-3/4 x 7-3/4 inches). Fine. Docketed in pencil on verso, giving the name of the sitter, and a reference to negative and print ("IX - cc - 3"). Matted. Profile view of the girl seated at the piano, her mother standing behind with her hand resting on her daughter's shoulder. 1 vols. 25. x 20 cm. (approximately 9-3/4 x 7-3/4 inches). Inscribed by her Mom. Phillipa Duke Schuyler, "the baby genius of the Harlem Renaissance," was a musical prodigy who ... By the time she was four years old, ... was a skilled pianist; by five she was performing Mozart before audiences in concert halls. When she was six, she was touring to perform her own compositions; in 1940, at the age of eight, she performed for thousands of visitors at the New York World's Fair. She was ten when she became the youngest member of the National Association of American Composers and Conductors. To satisfy popular interest, magazines and newspapers including the New Yorker, Time Magazine, and the New York Times, included lengthy features outlining her achievements. "Schuyler's parents, too, were well-known figures in the Harlem Renaissance. Her father, George Schuyler, was a prominent and controversial African-American journalist. Her mother, Josephine Cogdell, a white woman, was a painter and writer. Both believed strongly in the theory of hybrid vigor and felt that children produced by interracial unions would inherit the strengths of both races and that ultimately mixed-race Americans would resolve the country's racial tensions. Schuyler's parents dedicated themselves to her success: Josephine Cogdell coached her daughter, pushed her to work hard, and acted as her agent; George Schuyler promoted Philippa Duke Schuyler in his newspaper columns and actively sought recognition for her successes in the white press. In an effort to keep her from becoming self-conscious, Schuyler's parents didn't allow her to see any of the considerable media attention she received. Nevertheless, both parents promoted Schuyler as an interracial role model and as proof of the theory of hybrid vigor. " - EXTRAVAGANT CROWD Incribed by Josephine, Phillips's mother: "to Saul [Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant], with many good wishes and much gratitude Josephine Schuyler" From the Estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant, and the editor/compiler of PORTRAITS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CARL VAN VECHTEN (1978); EXTRAVAGANT CROWD: Carl Van Vechten's Portraits of Women (Beinecke Library, Exhibition Catalogue, 2003)

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        The High Window

      New York: The World Publishing Company, 1946. Octavo. Original cloth; original pictorial dust jacket. Ownership inscription in ink on pastedown, some light wear and ends of spine.

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        Salomé en la versión escoliada de Aníbal Bargas Nigoul

      Francisco A. Colombo, Buenos Aires 1946 - Tomo I: Poemas y Notas; Tomo II: Escolio y Notas. 2vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) varias pp páginas [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Anatomies atomiques. 4.096 Réincarnations de 16 corps désintégrés.

      P., Editions G.P., 1946, 1 vol. in-12° carré (163 x 125) cartonné, reliure spirale métallique, de 1 f. de tiexte et 16 planches découpées en 3 parties horizontales. Papier jauni, très bel exemplaire par ailleurs. - Deuxième édition de cet extraordinaire et rarissime livre à système de Calvo, l'auteur du célèbre "La bête est morte". Chaque planche étant découpée en 3 parties, nous pouvons créer 4096 combinaisons différentes de personnages plus loufoques les uns, les autres. La deuxième édition, parue la même année que l'originale, se distingue par une page de texte intitulée "12 heures de fou rire. Calvo vou invitte à calvoter." non présente dans la première, et les cahiers inversés (de 16 à 1 numérotés, alors que dans la première, ils sont placés de 1 à 16 et non numérotés). Très rare dans cet état.

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        Het Beest is Dood - de Wereldoorlog bij de dieren

      S. Gouda Quint D Brouwer en Zoon Uitgewers, Arnhem / A B G E Uitgewers, Brussel 1946 - 79 pages complete. RARE Dutch translation of the French original, "La bete est morte!". Two parts in one volume: "Het Beest is Losgebroken" and "Het Beest is Verslagen". The story of World War Two set in an animal world. This is Calvo's most famous work. It earned him such esteem that he was invited to work for Walt Disney. He declined. It was published in France before the end of the war, but after the Occupation. This Dutch version was published in 1946 when wartime memories had yet to have the salve of time. A strong, vivid, colourful copy. The board cover is firm, sound with much wear and handling and storage marking. The edges and corners are much worn. The covers are very scuffed and marked by storage and shelving. The cloth spine is fit and healthy. Inside, the guttering along the frontispage is open but the security of the book is not affected. Taking the time of its publication and its eager readership into account the contents are in robust and vivid repair. The pages are clear, vibrant, expressive, memorable and bold. There is a cheeky 'version' of Marie France with a rabbit's head, breasts free, carrying a rifle with fixed bayonet! A delicious satire that still engrosses and thrills. fk [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Cento Novelle Antiche. Libro di novelle e di bel parlar gentile detto anche "Novellino".

      edizioni della Conchiglia, 1946. Due volumi di cm. 29. Il primo di pp. (8) v (3) 157 (21). Con frontespizio figurato ed una 1 tavola nel testo. Il secondo di pp. (40) con 15 illustrazioni di Giacomo Manzù + una suite in busta a parte che presenta gli studi su ciascun disegno. Leg. edit. in cart. rigido con titoli ai dorsi e fregio in oro in rilievo ai piatti. Entro custodia edit. Perfetta conservazione. Pregiata edizione in tiratura limitata a 117 esemplari numerati. (ns. n. 87). Viene presentato il testo antico del Novellino riveduto con nuove cure per la grafia e la punteggiatura da Carlo Cordiè accompagnato dalle splendide illustrazioni originali di Giacomo Manzù.

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        Stuart Little.

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1946.. FIRST UK EDITION. Crown octavo, pp.122 [2]. With 87 in-text illustrations by Garth Williams. In publisher's pale green cloth with darker green titles to spine. With original colour illustrated dust-jacket. Green decorated endpapers. A few small chips to jacket edges and a small closed tear to back cover. Very good indeed.

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        Le Reve. Illustrations by Louis Icart

      Monte Carlo: Editions du Livre, 1946 - PublisherÕs wrappers; very minor foxing; fine in a very good publisherÕs slipcase and chemise. Limited to 3000 copies; IcartÕs illustrations are in color. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        La femme et le pantin. -

      J. Cuzin 1946 - - 1 volume. In-8. 128 pp. Reliure plein maroquin aubergine orné sur les deux plats d'un dessin doré au centre. Dos lisse orné d'un personnage mosaïqué. Tête dorée. Couverture conservée. Reliure signée KIEFFER. Illustré de 4 hors-texte en couleurs, 15 têtes de chapitre et onze in-texte monochromes de André-Jo VEILHAN. Très bel état. EXEMPLAIRE UNIQUE avec 20 AQUARELLES ORIGINALES de Georges PAVIS et les 20 CROQUIS ORIGINAUX de ces AQUARELLES. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Angry Penguins Broadsheet : a complete set of ten issues

      Editors: Max Harris, nos. 1-10; James McGuire, nos. 1-9; Sidney Nolan, nos. 2-9; Harry Roskolenko, no. 10. [Melbourne : Reed &​ Harris, 1946]. Ten issues, no. 1 (Jan. 1946) - no. 10 (Dec. 1946), large octavo, staple-bound, pictorial wrappers, illustrated; a very good complete set. The Angry Penguins Broadsheet was an offshoot of Max Harris' modernist magazine, Angry Penguins, which had been founded in Adelaide in 1940 by Harris and the gifted young poet D.B. Kerr. The Broadsheet, along with the later issues of the magazine itself, was published in Melbourne by the small-press firm of Reed & Harris, run by art patrons John and Sunday Reed together with Max Harris. This publishing house was ideologically committed to printing books in the fields of literature, art, politics and social commentary whose ideas might not otherwise have found a voice. With its little magazine, the Broadsheet, it attempted to directly challenge and shock the bastions of conservative culture in Australia. The first issue of the Broadsheet included an essay of international significance by the controversial American writer Henry Miller, Obscenity and the Law of Reflection. At the time it appeared, in January 1946, Miller's novels were banned not only in the United States but also in Britain and Australia (Reed & Harris subsequently published Miller's Murder the Murderer : an Excursus on War from the 'Air-Conditioned Nightmare'). Issue no.3 contains the provocatively titled essays Governor Latrobe's Underpants : a colonial melodrama and Sex life of booksellers; no.4 contains a satirical poem about James McAuley (who along with Harold Stewart created Ern Malley); issue no. 9 is titled simply Jews, and is devoted to articles by Charles Peguy and Jean-Paul Sartre concerned with Anti-Semitism; throughout the issues there are also art, music and film reviews. An interesting figure in the Broadsheet 'constellation' was the American poet Harry Roskolenko, who became the New York agent for Angry Penguins and was responsible for organising the magazine's American contributions. Roskolenko wrote several pieces for the Broadsheet (poetry and essays) and was joint editor of no. 10, Jazz: Australia. The curious fact about this last issue is that it does not have any positive words (in fact, NO words) to say about bebop, the new jazz idiom which emerged in 1944-45 with recordings by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Coleman Hawkins. Although it includes an interview with Duke Ellington, the remainder of the issue is exclusively (and zealously) devoted to Dixieland jazz, with the introduction provided by the purist, ultra-conservative musician Graeme Bell. Why Roskolenko, a native of New York, did not contribute or include any material in this issue that related to what was arguably the most exciting development in modern music up to that point is a mystery, even more so considering that bebop recordings must have been available for Harris and Reed to listen to in Melbourne by late 1946. This final issue is perplexingly reactionary in tone, as if the Penguins have run out of steam and things have come full circle. They are now the Establishment. Then one turns the page and reads, on page 13, the following grim announcement: 'The publishing firm of Reed & Harris, publishers of "Angry Penguins" and "Angry Penguins Broadsheet", has been forced to close down. This firm was founded for the express purpose of providing a channel of expression for the creative artist in Australia and of helping to give him that security and position in the community to which he is entitled; but after nearly 4 years of work and the publication of 14 books in addition to "Angry Penguins Broadsheet", it has now reached the end of its financial resources.'

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        David Ben-Gurion Signed Photograph.

      Black and white photograph of David Ben-Gurion writing at a desk. Signed "D. Ben-Gurion on the bottom of the image. The photograph measures 3.75 inches by 4.75 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 12.5 inches by 13 inches. David Ben-Gurion was the primary founder of the State of Israel and the first Prime Minister of Israel. Ben-Gurion's passion for Zionism, which began early in life, led him to become a major Zionist leader and Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization in 1946. As head of the Jewish Agency from 1935, and later president of the Jewish Agency Executive, he was the de facto leader of the Jewish community in Palestine, and largely led its struggle for an independent Jewish state in Mandatory Palestine. On 14 May 1948, he formally proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel, and was the first to sign the Israeli Declaration of Independence, which he had helped to write. Ben-Gurion led Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and united the various Jewish militias into the Israel Defense Forces. Subsequently, he became known as "Israel's founding father."

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        Terre des hommes. Avec des lithographies de Benno Vigny

      Paris : Gallimard, 1946. Special edition limited to 36 examples accompanied by a portfolio of Vigny's lithographic illustrations; 8 examples are hors commerce (I-VIII) and 28 numbered 1-28; this copy is unnumbered. Two volumes large quarto, both in original card covers in matching orange chemise; the book volume is printed on vélin blanc, with 45 lithographic illustrations in black by Benno Vigny, 211 pp, a fine copy; it is accompanied by the large quarto portfolio containing two complete suites of Vigny's lithographic illustrations for the book, on loose sheets, the first suite of [45] lithographs in black on vélin blanc, the second suite of [45] lithographs in sanguine on papier japon, interleaving intact; both book and portfolio are housed loose within the publisher's quarter leather over marbled boards, spine with raised bands and gilt lettering, with a matching slipcase of marbled card; an exceptional set. Terre des hommes was first published in 1939, and appeared in English under the title Wind, sand and starsthe same year. The work is based onSaint-Exupéry's experiences as an aviator in North Africa and South America, and is essentially a meditation on humanity and the meaning of life.

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        SESTÉ JARO [PHOTOGRAPHY]

      Praha (Prague) , Václav Petr, 1946. 1st Edition. Original Boards with Original Illustrated Dust Jacket. 237 pages ; 22 cm. In Czech. Early post-Holocaust publication. Title translates into English as,

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        Atomic Energy In Cosmic And Human Life: Fifty Years Of Radioactivity (Inscribed From George Gamow To Admiral Chester Nimitz)

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1946. 1st Edition. Red Cloth. Very Good +/Good. Inscribed to Chester Nimitz. 1st Printing X, 161 Pp. Red Cloth. First American Printing With 1946 Date In Title Page. Inscribed On Front Free Endpaper "To The Fleet Admiral / Chester Nimitz / Cordially From / The Author / G. Gamow". Nimitz Was Made Fleet Admiral In 1944 (A Lifetime Appointment), Was In Charge Of U.S. Forces In The Pacific, And Commander Of Operations Including The First Military Use Of Atomic Energy In Warfare, The Bombings Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki. Gamow Finishes The Book With The Sentence "Let Us Hope That The Best Important Achievement Of Atomic Energy Will Lie In Planetary Exploration, And Not In Human Destruction." Near Fine. In Jacket, Priced $3.00, With Small Chips At Corners With A Little Black Touch-Up To Rubbed Areas At Corners, And A 2 1/2" Closed Split At Bottom Of Front Spine Edge. .

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        La nostra revista. 24 numeros 1946-1947. Dos volums

      - Volum I) del número 1 de Gener de 1946 al número 12 del 15 de Desembre de 1946. 480 pàgines. Volum II) Any II del número 13 de Gener de 1947 al número 24 de Desembre de 1947. Ilustracions, anuncis publicitaris.Ref: 4029 [LS/014380-4029]

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        [Photo Album]: White Horse Ranch Adirondack Mountains

      Wevertown, New York. 1946 - 1948. Oblong folio measuring 11.5" x 15". Brown leather over paper boards with "photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 125 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 3" and 5" x 7" with some captions. Very good photo album with worn edges and tears with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a couple, Johnnie and Elsie, during two separate vacations to the White Horse Ranch in the Adirondack Mountains. The first took place in July of 1946 and begins with the couple posing around their vacation cabin in Wevertown, New York. They spent their time meeting the ranch hands, horseback riding, and watching the horses as they were fed, saddled, and taken care of. Many of the photos show Elsie posing on various horses and around the farm. One photo of a group of men reads, "the cowboys talk it over." The couple also enjoyed canoeing, biking, and hiking in the area. The first trip ends with the caption, "you bet we had a swell time again this summer at Saddle Lake. Hope we see you again next year - so long for now." The second half of the album shows a return trip to the ranch with captions such as "boy, this is the life." One photo shows a ranch hand named Davie breaking in a new horse. On the second trip a horse named "Golden Knight" was an apparent favorite with numerous photos showing Johnnie and Elsie watching and riding the horse. Many of the photos have humorous captions such as "resting between sports," "I hope this spring board will hold me up," and "where's my husband," under a photo of a woman rowing a boat presumably taken by Johnnie, the missing husband. A nice collection of vacation photos featuring activities around a New York State dude ranch in the 1940s. .

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        Yves Tanguy (With an original drawing by Tanguy)

      New York: Pierre Matisse Editions, [1946]. Limited to 1200 numbered copies. Quarto, original boards, 94 pp, extensively illustrated. An attractive presentation of Tanguy’s work, the book was designed by Marcel Duchamp and translated by Bravig Imbs. This copy affectionately inscribed by Tanguy on the half-title for the notable American collector and socialite George Gallowhur, with an original drawing by the great Surrealist artist alongside.

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        Out of This Century

      The Dial Press, New York 1946 - Viii, 365 Pp. Black Cloth. First Edition. Book Near Fine With No Wear Or Fading, Spine Lettering As New, Small Scar From Removal Of Price Sticker On Rear Endpaper, J W Robinson Bookstore Price Sticker On Recto Of Rear Free Endpaper, 1 1/2" Tear To Edge Of Rear Free Endpaper[ The Endpapers Tend To Adhere To Cloth Binding At Foredge]. Dj Complete But Recently Inadvertantly Damaged, Minute Losses At Upper Tips, Light Wear, Two 1 1/4" Closed Tears At Bottom Of Front Panel, Each Repaired Internally But No Discoloration To Front Of Dj, Two 6" Long Fresh Tears (Down Front Spine Edge And Front Flap Edge Of Front Panel). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Young Cherry Trees Secured Against Hares. Jeunes Cerisiers Garantis Contre Les Lievres. Translations by Edouard Roditi. Cover by Marcel Duchamp. Drawings by Arshile Gorky.

      New York, View Editions, 1946 - Unpaginiert m. 2 Abb. Eins von 975 numerierten Exemplaren der Normalausgabe (Gesamt 1000 Ex.). (Franz./Engl.). OPbd. lt. gebräunt und lt. bestossen, OU. gebräunt, lt. berieben und mit lt. Randläsuren. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Französisch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE SKYLARK OF SPACE ..

      [Providence, R. I.: The Buffalo Book Co., 1946.]. Octavo, pp. [1-11] 12-303 [304: blank], original light blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. "The archetypal pulp space opera, first published in AMAZING STORIES in 1928." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-114. "This was the story that revealed the potential of the galaxy as a vast playground for action-adventure fiction." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1053. 500 copies printed. Smith's first book, preceded by a pamphlet printing a convention speech. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2091-95. In 333. A fine copy in very good or better dust jacket with light wear at spine ends and corner tips, 8 mm closed tear at lower spine fold, 16 mm closed tear at upper rear flap fold, and a small stain at the bottom edge of the rear panel near the rear flap fold. An attractive copy. A scarce book in nice condition. (#154914)

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        Trente Dessins[nach diesem Titel suchen]Paris. . 1946., 1946. Poème des Jacque Prévert.

      Paris, Pierre Tisné 1946 - 4°, 11 S. Text., 27 Taf. m. montierten Abb., Mappe mit Pergamin-OU m losen Blättern, OU mit kleinen Fehlstellen und gebräunt Nr. 68 von 600 Exemplaren. - Mit Widmung des Malers und Photographen auf dem Titelblatt.Abgebildet sind überwiegend weibliche Akte. 1400 gr. Schlagworte: Kunst - 20 Jht. nach 1945

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        UNDZER CHURBN IN BILD, OUR DESTRUCTION IN PICTURES.

      Bergen Belsen, Undzer Shtime. 1946.. Paperback. 1st edition. Original cardstock binding, Oblong folio, 38 double-sided leaves. Published under the auspices of the Central Committee of the Liberated Jews in the British Zone. The text is in English, Hebrew, Yiddish and German. Each language has its own title page. Printed on Cardstock. Contains 115 photographs of the destruction of the Jews by the Nazis. Each page contains 3 or 4 pictures. The introduction of the book poignantly describes its purpose: "The incentive to produce this collection gave us our deepest desire to show the world the crimes of Germany, to give expression to the throttled cry of pain of the Jews. The desire to bring back our memories of Jewish Settlements which drowned in torrents of Jewish Blood. May the world have this knowledge and ponder on it. When words are too weakened too poor to convey the destruction and extermination of Jewish life, may these pictures found by accident on arrested SS soldiers, speak for themselves of the bestiality which will forever bring shame on human kind. " Lacks Attached fragile paper front coversheet, as usually found, spine rebacked, very clean and solid, Very Good Condition. (HOLO2-101-36A) .

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        David Ben-Gurion Signed Photograph.

      Black and white photograph of David Ben-Gurion writing at a desk. Signed "D. Ben-Gurion on the bottom of the image. The photograph measures 3.75 inches by 4.75 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 12.5 inches by 13 inches. David Ben-Gurion was the primary founder of the State of Israel and the first Prime Minister of Israel. Ben-Gurion's passion for Zionism, which began early in life, led him to become a major Zionist leader and Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization in 1946. As head of the Jewish Agency from 1935, and later president of the Jewish Agency Executive, he was the de facto leader of the Jewish community in Palestine, and largely led its struggle for an independent Jewish state in Mandatory Palestine. On 14 May 1948, he formally proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel, and was the first to sign the Israeli Declaration of Independence, which he had helped to write. Ben-Gurion led Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and united the various Jewish militias into the Israel Defense Forces. Subsequently, he became known as "Israel's founding father."

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        The Outsider - Superbly rebound in full leather

      Hamish Hamilton, 1946. Hardcover. Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1946. A fine copy without inscriptions, sumptuously rebound in full leather with raised bands and marbled endpapers. Gilt lettering to the spine and leather labels. A superb and beautiful item.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Outsider

      Hamish Hamilton, 1946. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1946. A very good book without inscriptions. Endpapers are attached to pastedown (printer's errata). Some lightening to the spine tips. In a very good unclipped wrapper (publisher's number to rear flap). Light chipping to the spine tips and corners.

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        Atomic Energy In Cosmic And Human Life: Fifty Years Of Radioactivity (Inscribed From George Gamow To Admiral Chester Nimitz)

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1946. 1st Edition. Red Cloth. Very Good +/No DJ. Inscribed to Chester Nimitz. 1st Printing X, 161 Pp.Red Cloth. First American Printing With 1946 Date In Title Page. Inscribed On Front Free Endpaper "To The Fleet Admiral / Chester Nimitz / Cordially From / The Author / G. Gamow". Nimitz Was Made Fleet Admiral In 1944 (A Lifetime Appointment), Was In Charge Of U.S. Forces In The Pacific, And Commander Of Operations Including The First Military Use Of Atomic Energy In Warfare, The Bombings Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki. Gamow Finishes The Book With The Sentence "Let Us Hope That The Best Important Achievement Of Atomic Energy Will Lie In Planetary Exploration, And Not In Human Destruction."

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        HEED THE THUNDER

      New York: Greenberg: Publisher, [1946]. First edition. A very good plus copy, previous owners signature in ink to front free end paper, in a very good or better dust jacket, restoration and color touch up to spine ends, corners and folds. (11756). Octavo, cloth. The author's second novel.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        THE HARD-BOILED OMNIBUS. EARLY STORIES FROM BLACK MASK

      Simon and Schuster, [1946]., New York - First edition. Inked gift inscription by Joseph Shaw on the front fly leaf. Review copy with review card laid-in. Joseph T. "Cap" Shaw (1874â€"1952) was the editor of Black Mask magazine from 1926 to 1936. Black Mask was the most important pulp magazine published in the United States. It was founded in 1920 by H. L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan, it published traditional thrillers and adventure fiction but is remembered today chiefly for its detective stories. The hard-boiled school of tough private detectives was begun by Carroll John Daly and his character, Race Williams, and continued with Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner, Raymond Chandler, George Harmon Coxe, Frank Gruber, and other prolific writers of fast-paced, violent, cynical, yet romantic crime tales. The magazine achieved preeminence under the editorship of Joseph T. Shaw. Under his [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        [Photo Album]: White Horse Ranch Adirondack Mountains

      Wevertown, New York: , 1946 - 1948. Wevertown, New York. 1946 - 1948. Oblong folio measuring 11.5" x 15". Brown leather over paper boards with "photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 125 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 3" and 5" x 7" with some captions. Very good photo album with worn edges and tears with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a couple, Johnnie and Elsie, during two separate vacations to the White Horse Ranch in the Adirondack Mountains. The first took place in July of 1946 and begins with the couple posing around their vacation cabin in Wevertown, New York. They spent their time meeting the ranch hands, horseback riding, and watching the horses as they were fed, saddled, and taken care of. Many of the photos show Elsie posing on various horses and around the farm. One photo of a group of men reads, "the cowboys talk it over." The couple also enjoyed canoeing, biking, and hiking in the area. The first trip ends with the caption, "you bet we had a swell time again this summer at Saddle Lake. Hope we see you again next year - so long for now." The second half of the album shows a return trip to the ranch with captions such as "boy, this is the life." One photo shows a ranch hand named Davie breaking in a new horse. On the second trip a horse named "Golden Knight" was an apparent favorite with numerous photos showing Johnnie and Elsie watching and riding the horse. Many of the photos have humorous captions such as "resting between sports," "I hope this spring board will hold me up," and "where's my husband," under a photo of a woman rowing a boat presumably taken by Johnnie, the missing husband. A nice collection of vacation photos featuring activities around a New York State dude ranch in the 1940s. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        U.S.A. Trilogy: The 42nd Parallel; Nineteen Nineteen; and The Big Money [3 Volumes]

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1946 - 3 vols. Limited illustrated edition, first thus. One of 365 copies [of which 350 were for sale] signed by John Dos Passos and the illustrator Reginald Marsh. Fine, with a small strip of toning to cloth at spine ends. Top edges with exceptionally bright and fresh gilt, though one volume has a small, faint scuff. In Very Good un-printed dust jackets with title windows; spine panels a bit toned and lightly worn. In Very Good publisher's slip case, with rubbing and glue repairs to joints. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Hounds of Tindalos.

      Sauk City: Arkham House,, 1946. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in yellow. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, slight wear to tips; a very good copy in the jacket with browned spine, slight creasing to extremities, a couple of small nicks to spine ends. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Richard Hughes, With great admiration for the high excellence and artistry of his stories in a related medium. Frank Belknap Long, New York, February 24, 1946". The recipient of this work is believed to be American Comic Group writer and editor Richard E. Hughes (1909–1974). Hughes's main project at ACG was the highly successful horror comic Adventures into the Unknown, the entire first issue of which Long wrote in 1948. Long, an "important member of the Lovecraft circle", continued to contribute to the comic, soon joined by fellow Weird Tales contributor Manly Wade Wellman. The majority of the stories however were written by Hughes; under at least 11 different pseudonyms. Long wrote of Hughes that he "believed that the real old-style ghost story, with the chill factor stressed to the utmost, would have a tremendous appeal to kids and adults alike". The Hounds of Tindalos is Long's first collection of short stories "of the weird and supernatural", and was issued in a run of 2,602 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        BALLISTICS OF THE FUTURE: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE DYNAMICAL AND PHYSICAL THEORY OF THE ROCKET WEAPONS

      Haarlem, Holland: The Technical Publishing Company H. Stam, [1946].. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-472, 20 illustrations and 172 figures, several of the latter on eight folded plates inserted at rear, three folded maps at rear, original black cloth stamped in red and gold. First edition. One of the earliest postwar books on rocketry. "This book by two Dutch scientists who witnessed the V-2 firings from Dutch soil ranks with the major works of Oberth and Esnault-Pelterie. It is a rather complete exposition of vector calculus, exterior ballistics. The chapters on V-1 and V-2 are complete to small design detail, such as wiring diagrams of electric equipment." - Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 492. "Deals mainly with methods of calculating trajectories of large rockets and is excellent on this topic. Section on thermodynamics is unreliable and the description of V1 and V2 are most uneven in detail." - Humphries, Rockets and Guided Missiles 16. Ciancone 116. Hairline crack along inner rear hinge which is still holding tight, a very good copy with fine interior. This edition is quite scarce. (#135724)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Road to Serfdom [Abridged Edition]

      London: George Routledge & Sons Ltd., , 1946. Octavo. Original white paper wrappers lettered in blue. Repricing sticker (3' 6 net rather than 2/6 net) to front wrapper. Rear wrapper a little chipped at foot, spine very lightly rubbed. Light spotting and paper a little browned; a very good copy. First abridged edition of Hayek's Road to Serfdom, originally published in 1944. "To this Preface of the original editon, published in March 1944, only a few words need be added in explanation of the present ABRIDGED EDITION. Although a cheap edition of the complete book has already been issued ... many friends have urged on me the desirability of a shorter and still cheaper edition for those who can spare neither the time nor the money for the longer book. In addition, war-time restrictions still make it impossible fully to meet the demand for the complete version and by cutting the length of the book by about one-half, twice the number of copies can be produced from a given stock of paper. When, finally, a friend even offered to prepare for me the abridgement... I accepted ... I hope that by the process of condensation the book has also become easier to read, though the problems with which it deals are inevitably difficult and for their adequate treatment the original book would have to be made much longer rather than shorter" (p. 8).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Stuart Little

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1946.. FIRST UK EDITION. Crown octavo, pp.122 [2]. With 87 in-text illustrations by Garth Williams. In publisher's pale green cloth with darker green titles to spine. With original colour illustrated dust-jacket. Green decorated endpapers. A few small chips to jacket edges and a small closed tear to back cover. Very good indeed.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        History of Western Philosophy. and its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day. THE ORIGINAL EDITION IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      Allen & Unwin,, [1946]. 8vo., First Edition; cream tweed cloth, backstrip lettered in yellow, top lightly dust-soiled else a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly browned at fold-ins and mildly dust-soiled on (predominantly white) rear panel. An elegant copy of one of the most important philosophical works of all time. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        Titus Groan; Gormenghast; Titus Alone - The Gormenghast Trilogy

      Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1946. Hardcover. Near Fine. Eyre and Spottiswoode. London. 1946/50/59. Hardcovers. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITIONS. Three volumes. 8vo. (8.7 x 5.6 inches). A superb set bound in rich red morocco. With raised band and gilt decoration. Marbled endpapers. Some light spotting to volume 1; volume 3 has the original page stains. Now housed in a matching custom-made slipcase. A superb set.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Gormenghast Trilogy [Comprising 'Titus Groan/Gormenghast and Titus Alone'

      Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1946. Hardcover. Very Good. 'Titus Groan' A first edition, first printing published by Eyre and Spottiswoode in 1946. A very good book with some spotting to the top edge. In a very good (second issue dust wrapper) with some browning to the spine and some light chipping to the spine ends. 'Gormenghast' A first edition, first printing published by Eyre and Spottiswoode in 1950. A near fine book in a very good unclipped wrapper with some light rubbing and wear to the edges and a little light loss to the head of the spine. 'Titus Alone' A first edition, first printing published by Eyre and Spottiswoode in 1959. A near fine book in a near fine unclipped wrapper. Third in the Gormenghast trilogy. A nice set of the Gormenghast trilogy.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Titus Groan - in the first issue dust wrapper

      Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1946. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Eyre and Spottiswoode in 1946. A very good book with some spotting to the pages and a name to the front endpaper. In a very good (first issue dust wrapper) with some browning to the spine and a closed tear to the foot of the spine.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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