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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." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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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."

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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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        [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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        THE STORK CLUB Bar Book

      RINEHART & COMPANY INC, NEW YORK 1946 - very good red hardcover with illustration on front cover in gold gilt; minimal shelf wear rubbing at spine, corners with some staining to front cover, index DATE PUBLISHED: 1946 EDITION: 136 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        AND THE DARKNESS FALLS

      Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company, 1946 An anthology of seventy-two stories and poems by American, British, French and Russian authors, including Oliver Onions, Edward F. Benson, Ivan Turgenev, Guy de Maupassant, Lafcadio Hearn, Arthur Conan Doyle, Algernon Blackwood, August Derleth, and many others. Classic dust jacket illustration by Leo Manso. Bleiler: Guide to Supernatural Fiction, 932. When purchased by us, the dust jacket was taped in tissue for protection. The book is near fine with several extremely light tape ghosts to the endpapers, in a near fine, bright dust jacket, also with extremely light tape ghosts to the reverse and the front and rear flaps. A very handsome copy seldom found in such nice condition.. First edition, first printing. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        Le trésor du bibliophile. Livres illustrés modernes 1875 à 1945 et souvenirs d'un demi-siècle de bibliophilie de 1887 à 1945

      Paris: Librairie L. Carteret, 1946-1948. 5 volumes grands in-8 brochés, [2] ff., 305 pp.; [2] ff., 261-[1] pp.; 328-[1] pp.; 412-[2] pp.; 207-[2] pp.. Un des 150 exemplaires numérotés sur grand papier vélin marais filigrané. Petites déchirures ou défauts sur les couvertures. . (Catégories : Bibliophilie Bibliographie Livres illustrés )

      [Bookseller: Christophe Hue - Livres anciens]
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        Vercoquin et le plancton

      Gallimard, Paris 1946, 11,5x18,5cm, broché. - Gallimard, Paris 1946, 11,5x18,5cm, broché. - Edizione per il quale non è stato redatto grandi giornali, seconda istruzione edizione. autografo Rare firmato da Boris Vian sul testo di Serge Buiron: "... con la mia simpatia e mi mandi un numero, per favore." Una mancanza nel piede della schiena. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, mention de deuxième édition. Rare envoi autographe signé de Boris Vian sur ce texte à Serge Buiron : "... avec toute ma sympathie et envoyez-moi un numéro s'il vous plaît". Un petit manque restauré en pied du dos.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Max Müller - 9 Orginalholzschnitte.

      (II : tadelloses Exemplar) - die Holzschnitte im Format ca. 30x24 cm, die Darstellungen selber im Format von ca. 13x10 cm, alle Holzschnitte numeriert 6/55, signiert und mit der Jahreszahl 87 datiert. - Dieses Werk wurde in einer Auflage von 55 Exemplaren hergestellt. Die Bücher tragen die Ziffern I bis XV, die Mappen 16 bis 55. Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nr. 6 - (Max Müller, geboren 1946 in Laupheim, Oberschwaben, nähere Informationen im Netz) - ZUSTAND : Betrifft nur die Bücher mit der Nummer 300000 bis 330000 (II) gut erhaltenes Exemplar, auffällige kleine Mängel, die den peniblen Sammler stören könnten, sind angegeben.

      [Bookseller: Gebrauchtbücherlogistik]
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        Conquista de las islas Malucas.[Madrid, Alonso Martin, 1609]. Small folio (22 x 30 cm). With an engraved architectural title-page showing an allegorical scene (the Moluccas represented by a native woman with feather headdress, cornucopia and sword, riding a crocodile, with the Spanish royal coat of arms in the sky) and a sleeping lion (representing the author?) in a separate cartouche below. Early 18th-century richly gold-tooled red morocco, each board with a large centrepiece a petit fers made partly with pointillé stamps.

      Cox I, p. 284; Griffin & Phillips, Philippine Islands 23; Medina, Hisp.-Amer. 551; Palau 16089; Sabin 1946. First edition of the author's principal work, in the original Spanish, dedicated to King Philip III of Spain, whose father had untied the Portuguese and Spanish crowns in 1580. It centres on the Philippines and the Moluccas, but also discusses China, Java, Sumatra and Ceylon, and even "los estrechos Persico y Arabico" (p. 12). The Portuguese naval commander Afonso de Albuquerque had conquered Malacca by 1511, a few decades after Arabic merchants introduced Islam there. This provided a base to quickly establish Portuguese influence over the islands of the region. "Few narratives are written with so much judgment and elegance ... One of the most important works for the history of the Philippine islands ... The book also contains matter relating to Sir Francis Drake and American voyages, and to the history of Spanish and Portuguese exploration in the Indies" (Cox). "For the compilation of this work, the author had the command of all authentic manuscript relations, which were either in official custody, or in private hands, besides the testimony of such persons then living as had been eyewitnesses to any part of what he delivers" (Griffin). With the engraved armorial bookplate of Jeremiah Hill (ca. 1820). Later in the celebrated library of Sir Thomas Phillips (1792-1872), then the library of Philip Robinson. The imprint of the engraved title-page appeared below the thin-rule border at the foot and is usually shaved or (as in the present copy) wholly lost, along with part of the foot border itself but the title-page is otherwise complete and intact. A few leaves have marginal chips repaired at an early date or small worm holes in the head margin unobtrusively repaired, and one has a small hole repaired slightly affecting 4 words of text. A few leaves are slightly browned or show some spots or smudges, but the book is otherwise in good condition. The hinges are worn, with a few small cracks, and the head and foot of the spine slightly damaged, but the binding is otherwise good, with nearly all of the tooling very good. A beautifully bound copy of an essential source for any study of the Moluccas and the Philippines in the early Portuguese (from 1580 also Spanish) colonial period.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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        KZ. Mauthausen. Bild und Wort von Dipl-Ing. S. Wiesenthal, ehem. pol. KZ.-Häftling Nr. 127371.

      Linz u. Wien, Ibis 1946. 4°. 57 nn. Bll., zahlr. Illustrationen, ill. OKart., die zweifarbige Umschlaggestaltung u. Illustrationen vom Verfasser. Erste Ausgabe der ersten Buchveröffentlichung Wiesenthals, zugleich eines der ersten gedruckten Berichte eines KZ-Überlebenden. Als Häftling im Konzentrationslager Mauthausen arbeitete Wiesenthal auf dem Todesblock - unbemerkt von den Nazi-Schergen - an Skizzen und Zeichnungen, die einem Ziel dienen sollten: die Weltöffentlichkeit nach dem Ende der Naziherrschaft und der Befreiung der Konzentrationslager darüber zu informieren, was sich hinter deren Mauern und dem Stacheldraht zugetragen hat. Wiesenthal brauchte für seine Arbeiten nicht viel mehr als einen Bleistiftstummel und etwas Papier. Bildfragmente aus Nazi-Magazinen, wie sie in Papierkörben zu finden waren, baute er nach dem Krieg als optische Zitate in seine Collagen ein, und auch die Texte zu den Bildern entstanden erst im Zuge der Vorbereitungen zur Veröffentlichung des vorliegenden Buches. Infolge der kleinen Auflage war das Werk bald vergriffen und geriet in Vergessenheit, außerdem waren in der Zeit des beginnenden Kalten Krieges Bücher über Nazi-Greuel nicht weiter gefragt... Versand D: 15,00 EUR Holocaust, Shoah, Nationalsozialismus, KZ, Antisemitismus, Zeitgeschichte, Mauthausen

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Le Cantique des Cantiques

      Paris, Les Cent-Une 1946 - Edition of 143 copies on Vélin d'Arches including 15 original drypoints by Michel Ciry. Copy printed for the Countess Anna Laetitia Pecci Blunt. Cover on pur chiffon d'auvergne. Includes hard jacket on cardboard and parchment and original slipcase. Copy in very good conditions. Light foxing on cover and on internal pages. The book may be located and shipped from Italy, France or UK. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallector]
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        Arts and Artists in Hungary: Architects Olgyay and Olgyay

      Budai Istvan, Budapest 1946 - Cloth soiled, spine perished, otherwise a good copy of an uncommon book with a nice association. The first book in a series about art in Hungary, basically a Monograph ( the first?) on the work of the architects Viktor and Aladar Olgyay. Inscribed with both names to the designer Donald Deskey in 1946 at the top of the front free endpaper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Hollow

      UK First Edition, First Printing (The Crime Club, 1946). The first novel in four years to feature Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Published in paperback in the United States in 1954 under the title 'Murder After Hours'. Some soiling to top of text-block; moderate bumping to board corners. Original, price-clipped dust jacket has some loss to front panel and tips of spine panel and a tear to bottom of fore-edge; rubbing and wear to fore-edge and hinges; spine panel faded. A very good and rare copy in the dust jacket, signed by the author to front endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Fine Book Cellar]
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        History Of Western Philosophy

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd.,, 1946. and its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day. Octavo. Original grey and white cloth, spine lettered in yellow on brown. With the dust jacket. Slight toning to the board edges, but effectively a fine copy in an exceptional jacket, only very slightly ruffled at the edges and with a small closed tear to the top edge of the rear panel near the fore-corner. First UK edition, first impression, an exceptional copy. Russell's compendious account of the history of philosophy, from the Orphism of Ancient Greece to the Logical Positivism of the author's present day, was a triumph of his populist craft and is perhaps his most famous book. Written during the Second World War, Russell's project was in part conceived to explain to his audience the exact nature of the "civilisation" for which they were fighting. Appropriately, the dust jackets were printed on the backs of surplus Second World War maps, this one showing part of the German border with Poland; they do not generally survive in anything approaching collectable condition. Simon & Schuster published the first US edition in the preceding year, but the UK edition is preferred.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Linsey Woolsey

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1946. (1946). Illustrated paper over boards, slight crack at title page; pictorial dust jacket is a bit age-toned with a few very small chips at extremities, but perfectly respectable. Illustrated in color throughout, one of Tudor's very lovely Calico Books.. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. 24mo..

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        Voyages de Gulliver dans les contrées lointaines. Tome I: Voyage à Lilliput. Tome II: Voyage chez les Houyhnhnms. Avec 22 eaux-fortes de Marcel North. Ens. 2 volumes.

      Lausanne, André Gonin, 1944, 1946, - in-4to, 173 p / 216 p., en feuilles avec 22 eaux-fortes originales, jaquettes originales, chemises cartonnées, emboîtages. Un des 250 ex. num. 44 à 293 sur Vergé du Marais à la Forme N° 168, signé par André Gonin et Marcel North. Artiste peintre neuchâteloisPlease notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Dict. des artistes suisses contemporains p. 260. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        L'écho des Fantaisies

      - s.d.(1946). 2 volumes in 4, en feuilles sous emboitage papier marbré, pièce de titre sur les 2 tomes (refaits). 60 photographies originales de Victor Grandpierre sur cartons, chacune légendée d'une strophe de Louise de Vilmorin. Tirage limité à 250 exemplaires. Victor Granpierre était un architecte parisien connu pour avoir décoré l'hôtel paticulier, siège de la maison de couture Christian Dior. ND (1946). 2 boxes, 60 original silver print photographs by Victor Grandpierre, mounted on bristol boards with rounded, gilt edges. 29 x 22 cm. The photographs are a rather surrealistic assemblage of ordinary household objects, as well as assorted antiques arranged to evoke the spirit of her poetry. The book was primarily created as a gift for her friends. Two large clamshell boxes with marbled boards, paper labels. One of 255 sets, not numbered. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine]
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        Archive): U.S. Navy Officer's Letters and Bluejacket's Manual with Photo Album from World War II, 1942-1946

      New Jersey / Massachusetts / Ohio / Pennsylvania / Texas 1946 - A collection of 79 letters to and from Marion Alexander Cassell during his time in the Navy from 1942 through 1946 as well as a photo album and his copy of the *Bluejackets' Manual.* Album is an oblong octavo measuring 11" x 7". Brown cloth boards bound together with string. The album contains 66 gelatin silver black and white or sepia toned photographs measuring between 1.5" x 1" and 5" x 3.5" with some captions written on the back of the photographs. The *Bluejackets' Manual:* is a tenth edition. 12mo. 784pp. Blue cloth boards with stamped green titles. All items are near fine. The letters have light creasing from mailing; the book has modest spotting on the top page-edge with lightly bumped corners; and the photo album has tiny tears and small chips. Letters to and from Marion Alexander Cassell during his time in the Navy from various locations some being, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Most of the letters are from Cassell's mother, Mary, in Oak Hill, Ohio. She writes often of how much she misses him and dotes on his health; "You boys need all you can get and for all you have done! Be sure and have a heart check!" She also brings up the women her son is dating, as she mentions Doris Wallentine and three other women, Edith, Florence, and Alice Dodds. There are a couple of letters written by Cassell addressed to his mother. He mostly writes about his time traveling from place to place and though he was in the navy, he frequently got seasick, "Now I know what it's like to be seasick. You just get so sick you don't care whether the world comes or goes". He writes often about how he is sick and tired but enjoys the journey. He also writes to his mother about the many different "blondes" he flirts with, "I really do love her (Florence). Coincidentally, I met a beautiful blonde the other day. I really do like blondes, I just can't seem to help it." Several letters are from Doris Wallentine, an admirer or romantic interest of Cassell's from Dallas, Texas. She often writes very flatly and rarely shows interest in their relationship. Only a few times does she write anything about the two of them, "Frankly, I was quite flattered that you thought enough of me to travel 1400 miles to see me -- and maybe also by the fact that you say you didn't flirt with any blondes -- because, knowing you, I know that must have been quite a strain! Ha! Ha!" Wallentine also expressed an interest in joining the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), "I have been thinking about rather seriously joining the Waves -- what would you think of that -- as I know you never had much a woe for women in uniform?" Another admirer, Alice Dodds also frequently writes to Cassell. Her earliest letter (from Wellesley, Massachusetts) to Cassell attempts to reconnect with him after 18 months of not talking, "I had to decide whether not to reply to your last letter sent 18 months ago.At this time you may be a dignified married man who no longer desires to carry a 'pole,' of candy under his arm. Pardon my terrible correspondence." However, the letters written from her to Cassell after are warm and friendly. Cassell did not end up marrying or continuing his romantic relationship with Wallentine, Edith, Florence, or Alice Dodds as in 1955, he married Hazel Clare Moreland. According to sources not in this archive, Moreland traveled across the country to start a new life in Los Angeles. There she met Naval Commander Marion Cassell. After their marriage in 1955, they traveled the world together as well as across continental North America. Moreland worked for the founders of MGM during the golden era of Hollywood. She became involved with script writing and film production, and considered herself fortunate to know many of the stars during that period. Cassell never had any children and passed away in 1990 at the age of 80.Additionally featured in the *Bluejackets' Manual* is a gelatin silver sepia photograph of Marion Alexander Cassell l

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI

      Philosophical Library, New York 1946 - 498 pages. Very good condition in good dust jacket; Jacket is fairly worn with a few small pieces missing at the spine ends. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: By The Way Books]
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        Keith's Rifles for Large Game

      Huntington WV: Standard Publications, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. VG to vg+/Very Good. 406 pp, ill. Rifles, bullets, barrels and everything you ever wanted to know about rifles for big game hunting. The classic on the subject, a long respected work.VG to vg+ in vg dj and inscribed, signed and dated by Keith.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        UNDZER CHURBN IN BILD, OUR DESTRUCTION IN PICTURES.

      Bergen Belsen, Undzer Shtime 1946 - 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Gormenghast Series: Titus Groan; Gormenghast; Titus Alone

      1st Editions, 1st Printings. 438; 453; 222pp. Octavo. Three volumes: Titus Groan (1946); Gormenghast (1950); Titus Alone (1959). All three volumes bound in original red publisher's cloth with gold gilt lettering and decorations stamped to the spine. Corners slightly bumped on Titus Groan, with a very light spot of soiling to the top of the text block; Titus Alone has some mild shelf-wear to the bottom edge of the boards. Small gift inscription from previous owner to the ffep of Titus Groan. First state dust jackets on Titus Groan and Titus Alone, not price clipped; presumed first state jacket on Gormenghast, although it has been price clipped. A very moderate amount of sun fading to the jacket spines of Titus Alone and Titus Groan; the back panel of Titus Groan has some age toning and creasing to the top edge. Full page black and white illustration to the frontis of Titus Alone, done by the author; small black and white illustration to the title pages of Titus Groan and Gormenghast. All three volumes internally clean and, overall, in tight and bright condition.A wonderful set of the Gormenghast trilogy --scarce with first state jackets, especially in such good condition. This series follows the title character, Titus Groan, through infancy into young adulthood, as he struggles between his desire for personal freedom and duty towards the earldom of Gormenghast, to which he is the ruling heir. Peake intended to write at least two other works surrounding Gormenghast, but ailing health and his eventual death at age 57 prevented him from doing so. The art on the dust jackets and on the title pages and frontis were illustrated by Peake as well. An attractive and imaginative set.

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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