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      Paris: Imprimerie Moriamé, n.d. , c.1946. Sheet size: 53.5 × 39. cm. Coloured lithographic poster, Light toning, slight marginal browning, but overall very good. Offered floated in black conservation box-style frame with UV glass. Superb period poster advertizing the drum kits of Marcel Faivre, Rue de Montrueil, "specialiste du jazz moderne." Bold red title across the top with a sax overlating the initial "J." Central image of an immaculately dressed drummer in club-striped tie - employing matched grip, it should be noted - smilingly addressing himself to a bright yellow, very stylish and fairly modern kit, perhaps a little let down by the presence of a trap tray with tympani beaters and a couple of cow-bells on the top of the bass drum.

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        Illustrated Manuscript]: Le Meravigliose Avventure Dei Brim. Two volumes. [The Wonderful Adventures of "The Brim"]

      [Levada, Italy] 1946 - Two volumes. Oblong folios. Measuring 16.5" x 11.5". Quarter cloth and color-patterned paper over boards, gilt-stamped cloth label on each of the front covers, cord ties. A bit of rubbing to the extremities, near fine. A magnificent World War II manuscript written by an Italian partisan and illustrated with 66 watercolor paintings. The two-volume set, dated 1944 on the cover of each, contains thick-paper leaves with 68 typed sheets laid down on the versos and 66 paintings laid down on the facing rectos. The author identifies himself only as "Zio Vettor" (Uncle Vettor) in a two-page Signed preamble to the work dated March, 1946 that is addressed to "Caro piccolo Vettor" (My dear little Vettor). The paintings that follow are clearly the work of an accomplished amateur artist, whom we presume to be the same person, but cannot say for sure. A few of the illustrations are signed in the corner "Anna V. Croce," suggesting either a collaborative effort or an attempt to disguise the gender of the books' creator. The 1946 preamble in Italian makes it clear that the narrative and paintings date from the author's experience as a partisan during the war: "when the Italian countryside was a battlefield and devastated by civil war," and that he wishes his little Vettor to know something of the "calamitous episodes of that time . in which you will encounter great and vile persons, patriots and profiteers, innocent martyrs and the guilty who act with impunity . in short, you will see all the tragic consequences of the fratricidal civil war." The paintings follow this narrative with images of raids by the Fascist government, people held at gunpoint in their homes, arrests and interrogations by government forces, night raids by masked rebels burning trains, a boat being strafed by an airplane, a rooftop chase, and the execution of a spy.The narrator notes that he relates these episodes by way of allegory which explains the first part of the title: *Le Meravigliose Avventure* (Wonderful Adventures). Of the Brim he says "you, upon reading the title, will wonder 'Who were these Brim?' " -- and explains that "this was a pseudonym chosen by us, the partisans of the area . and that the word is derived from the letters of two words: 'rebels' (later called partisans) and 'bandits' of which, in the great chaos of that time in Italy, there were many who had infiltrated our ranks." Our woeful rendering of Vettor's Italian into English does an injustice to this remarkable illustrated manuscript. A magnificent adventure narrative of life in Italy during the War. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A manual of operation for the automatic sequence controlled calculator

      Harvard University Press, Cambridge 1946 - [Aiken, Howard Hathaway (1900-1973) and Grace Murray Hopper (1906–92).] A manual of operation for the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator by the staff of the Computation Laboratory. [16], 561 [3]pp. 17 numbered plates (including frontispiece), text illustrations. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1946. 268 x 200 mm. Original dark blue cloth, dust-jacket (skillfully repaired). Minor finger-soiling, but very good. From the library of computing pioneer Frank M. Verzuh (1918-2000), with his stamp on the front free endpaper. First Edition, in the Extremely Rare Dust-Jacket. This is the only copy of this work in dust-jacket that we have ever handled. The Harvard Mark I, also known as the IBM Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator, was the brainchild of Howard Aiken, who first conceived of building a powerful, large-scale calculating machine in 1935 while pursuing graduate studies in physics at Harvard University. In 1937, after Aiken had become a professor of applied mathematics at Harvard’s Graduate School of Engineering, he proposed his idea to a number of calculating-machine manufacturers, receiving several rejections before finally convincing IBM to undertake the project. Construction of the Mark I was completed in early 1943, and a year later the machine was dismantled and shipped to Harvard, where it became operational in May 1944. After the Mark I was set up it was immediately commandeered for war work by the United States Navy. Aiken, a commander in the United States Naval Reserve (USNR), was put in charge of the navy’s computation project, and he later joked that he was first naval officer ever to command a computer. One of Aiken’s staff was Lieutenant (later Admiral) Grace M. Hopper, a mathematician who, in her own words, had "never met a digit" until joining the Computation Laboratory; she would go on to become one of the most famous of the postwar computer pioneers, making fundamental contributions to the development of the first compilers. The operating manual for the Mark I calculator—published as Volume 1 of the Annals of the Computation Laboratory of Harvard University—was written largely by Hopper, who was the chief author of chapters 1–3 and the eight appendices following chapter 6. The Mark I was an electromechanical machine, based largely on existing IBM punched-card technology. It was the first programmable calculating machine to actually produce mathematical tables, fulfilling the dream of Charles Babbage originally set out in print in 1822. Aiken saw himself as Babbage’s intellectual successor, and he and Hopper placed the Harvard Mark I in its historical context in an excellent historical introduction to this technical manual. This copy is from the library of Frank M. Verzuh, an early pioneer in the computing field. "Frank M. Verzuh worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1940 until 1960, beginning as a research assistant in the Department of Electrical Engineering, earning his SM degree in 1946 and his SCD in 1952 and becoming the first Assistant Director of the Computation Center in 1956 . . . Before and during World War II he worked under Vannevar Bush on differential analyzers and the Rapid Arithmetic Machine. Together with other leading researchers he attended the renowned Moore School Lectures in 1946. His notes are the only remaining ones for some of those lectures" ("Dr. Frank Matthew Verzuh." IT History Society. N.p., 31 Dec. 2015. Web. Accessed 17 Nov. 2016). Origins of Cyberspace 411. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Celestina. Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea. Ilustraciones originales de José Segrelles, grabadas al aguafuerte por Luis Enríquez de Navarra. Prólogo de José María Pemán.

      Valencia, Editorial Castalia, 1946 - -24 x 31,5 cm.- , 353 págs. + 3 hs. Ilustrado con 8 láminas con aguafuertes a toda página y con numerosas cabeceras también en aguafuerte, por J. Segrelles Este ejemplar se presenta, en rama, sin cortar, con todas sus barbas. Papel de hilo. Ejemplar h, núm. 173, de una tirada de 300 ejemplares. En su estuche original, con lomo de pergamino y título dorado. (MUY BUEN EJEMPLAR.)

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        erný chlapec. [Brighton Rock.]

      Práce, [Prague] 1946 - First Czech edition. In publisher's photographically illustrated wrappers, designed by O. Treichlinger. 298, (2) p. First Czech edition of Greene's 1938 novel, Brighton Rock. Cover slightly dusted. Small damage to the spine at head. A light brown stain to rear cover. Some gatherings are loose as usual for Czech books of the time. Overall in very good condition. In publisher's photographically illustrated wrappers, designed by O. Treichlinger [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Le Grazie

      Collezione del bibliofilo, Torino. Edition of 175 copies with 3 original lithographs by Felice Casorati. One of the 150 copies with single serie in black of the lithographs. Original soft cover (1946). Excellent conditions. Uncut. Edition 175 specimens containing three original lithographs unsigned by Felice Casorati, exemplary uncut Ottime condizioni

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        Photo Album]: Pictures of My Trip from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, California and Return via Grand Canyon - El Paso, Texas - Carlsbad Caverns - New Orleans October 5th to October 27th 1946

      - Oblong octavo. Flexible brown cloth boards with "Photographs" embossed on the from board. Near fine. 60 photographs. Black and white or sepia. Various sizes but most 3.5" x 2.5" snapshots. A fairly standard but pleasing tourist album of one woman's (identified) journey. Despite the title, the album starts in Los Angeles and documents her trip from there to New Orleans, the vast majority of it in the West. 24 of the images are of the Los Angeles area and include the RKO Studios, a flower nursery, Long Beach, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Isabelle. Récit par André Gide illustré par Elie Lascaux.

      P., N.R.F., 1946, 1 vol. in-4° (280 x 190) en feuilles sous couverture rose rempliée, imprimée en rouge et noir, petite vignette en noir sur le plat supérieur, chemise et étui cartonnés recouverts de papier rose, de 152 pp. - (1) f. (justificatif et achevé d'imprimer). Chemise et étui fortemment insolés avec frottements, petite déchirure sans manque en haut et bas de la couverture, livre à l'état de neuf. - 17 lithographies originales à pleine pages et vignettes typographiques reproduites en rouge par Elie Lascaux. Tiré à 410 exemplaires, 1 des 30 de tête sur Japon impérial, accompagné de deux suites, l'une en carmin sur Chine, l'autre en noir, sur annam, des lithographies originales (N°17). les suites sont encartées dans un portefeuille sur papier rose imprimé en noir et rose à part .

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        Zionist Handbill for the Election of the Members of the Zionist Congress, 1946

      Hungary 1946 - 1 page. Mimeographed copy in blue. Text in Hungarian. 210 × 297 mm. Calling the Jews to buy the Zionist Shekel in order to participate in the election of the delegates of the Twenty-second Zionist Congress in Basle, the first Congress after the Holocaust and the last during the British Mandate. Emphasizes the Zionist aims, the liberation of immigration "Free Aliya" and the birth of the Jewish State. Stating that these would be the most important achievements of the survived European Jewry. Extremely scarce post-Holocaust Zionist document. 1 page. Mimeographed copy in blue. Text in Hungarian.

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        Aus unserer Arbeit - Les PTT au travail - Dal nostro lavoro. Lithographies originales.

      PTT Suisse (1946 ?) - Portefeuille avec 33 lithographies originales. Ex. numéroté sur 180. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La route au tabac. Traduction de Maurice E. Coindreau. Gravures sur cuivre de Denyse de Bravura.

      Paris, Editions du Pré Aux Clercs, 1946. - In-4 en ff., sous double emboitage marron marbré (chemise avec titre doré au dos + étui, fendillé en tête et en queue sur qq cm), couverture illustrée rempliée, 183 pp., illustré par l'artiste de 11 gravures sur cuivre dont la couverture et 10 hors-texte. Tirés aux Ateliers d'Art Paul Haasen à 900 exemplaires. UN DES 10 DE TÊTE imprimés sur papier de Rives, contenant UN CUIVRE, UN DESSIN ORIGINAL signé par l'artiste, une gravure en trois états et une suite en sépia. Belle condition. Réf. bibliographiques : (Monod, 2143).

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        Juan Gris. Sa Vie, son Oeuvre, ses Écrits.

      Paris, Gallimard, 1946. 344 S. OBrosch. 4. Aufl. In franz. Sprache. Mit eighd. Widmung Kahnweilers an Hans Bolliger, dat. Zürich 9.7.`54, sowie dessen eighd. Besitzsignatur a. T. Mit 50 Tafeln. - Ebd. m. kl. Fehlstellen entlang der unteren Kante (obere mit Papier althinterlegt), leichte Lichtschatten, leichte Gbrsp. - Kahnweiler, (1884 - 1979), wuchs in Stuttgart auf und ging 1902 für eine kaufmännische Ausbildung nach Paris und London (1905). 1907 entschloß er sich als Galerist, Verleger und Kunsttheoretiker in Paris zu arbeiten. In der Folge übernahm er eine wegweisende Vermittlertätigkeit für zahlreiche avantgardistische Künstler wie Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris [hier!], Georges Braque u. v. a. ... Neben seiner umfangreichen Tätigkeit als Kunstsammler, -händler und Verleger, trat er auch durch sein reiches ästhetisch-essayistisches Schaffen hervor, welches durch Vorlesungen ergänzt wurde u. a. in New York. - Bolliger, (1915 - 2002), trat nach seiner Schulzeit ein Volontariat in der Buchhandlung Dr. Emil Oprecht an. Dort traf er auf zahlreiche Emigranten u. a. Else Lasker-Schüler, die ihn stark beeinflussten. Er arbeitete ebenfalls an der Zentralbibliothek und im Kunsthaus Zürich. 1955 wurde er wegen seiner Kenntnis der Dada-Zeit, des Expressionismus und des Surrealismus, Mitarbeiter im Auktionshaus Gutekunst und Klipstein in Bern, wo er bis 1969 blieb. 1970 eröffnete er in Zürich ein Antiquariat für Bücher und Graphik des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts mit einem weiten Kundenkreis zwischen Japan, Amerika, und Europa. (Zitat) - Legendär sind seine Kataloge und unverzichtbar für jeden auf diesem Gebiet tätigen Antiquar und Sammler: \"Pour Monsieur Bolliger, avec ma sympathie vraie\". Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kunst; Widmungsexemplare

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        Collection of Vernacular Original Hand-Painted Posters for the American Legion Created by Girls

      Sanford High School, [Sanford, Maine] 1946 - 15 large and colorful hand-painted posters. Each is approximately 14" x 20". Poster paint on artists board. There is some modest rubbing, light soiling, and edgewear, all of the examples are very good or better. 13 of the artists, each one a high school girl, have signed their work on the verso; two are unsigned. The art promotes American Legion themes: selling poppies made by disabled vets, the plight of disabled military personal (especially amputees), battle scenes, medical scenes, cemetery scenes; one represents a dove of peace clutching a poppy. It seems likely that all of the artists were girls who attended Sanford High School in Sanford, Maine (stated on all of the signed posters). A stark reminder that even on the home front each citizen, including high school students, is expected to play their part. Visually striking remembrances of the horrors and aftermath of war, remarkable to find altogether, and frankly, pretty wonderful. A complete list available upon request.

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        Ace Comics - Vol. X-XII (1946-1949)

      Philadelphia: David McKay Company. 1946-1949. Three volumes. Quartos. Green cloth boards with gilt spine lettering. Boards lightly rubbed, touch of toning to the page ends, and one volume with adhesive remnant on the corner of its rear board. Three volumes of bound copies of Ace Comics that include issues 109-144 with the covers bound in. Well-known comic strip appearances by The Phantom by Lee Falk, Jungle Jim by Alex Raymond, Blondie by Chic Young, Prince Valiant by Hal Foster, The Lone Ranger, and The Katzenjammer Kids, as well as more obscure strips such as Tim Tyler, Brick Bradford, Daffydoodles, Barney Google, and Tillie the Toiler. A wonderful collection of consecutive bound issues. .

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        Color and Color Names. Sixty-Four Plates on Color with Fifteen Hundred Thirty-Six Colors

      Gladys and Gustave Plochere, Los Angeles 1946 - Folio. iv, 8pp. 64 plates. Original blue padded leatherette binder with spiral-bound plates. A color nomenclature incorporating already established names defined in Maerz and Paul's "Dictionary of Color" and Ridgway's "Color Standards and Nomenclature" and selecting new, special names that would conjure a mental image of that special color in the mind of the reader for hundreds of the 1536 colors that were practically nameless. Includes preface, introduction, an abstract on Color Names, a bibliography and an index of all color names. The 64 plates contain 192 hues with eight 1 x 2" silkscreened color tone cards each glued to the plates and six ½ x 3" slits to provide easy access for comparison. Binding with light wear along joints of spine, light age toning along edges of plates. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Instruments scientifiques du troisème siecle avant l'ère chrétienne à 1946

      Paris, Alain Brieux 48 rue Jacob, Novembre 1983, in-8, 118 pp, broché, Catalogue publié à l'occasion du centenaire de la maison Janvier et des 25 ans de la librairie Alain Brieux.

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        The Novels of Jane Austen. The Text Based on Collation of the Early Editions by R. W. Chapman. With notes, indexes and illustrations from Contemporary Sources. [Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Emma, Persuasion].

      Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1946.. INDIA PAPER EDITION, third edition. Five volumes bound as two. Octavo, pp.[4] xvi, 429 [1]; pp.xiv, 415 [1]; pp.xiv, 567 [1]; pp.xiv, 522; pp.xiv, 310 [2]. With 50 illustrated plates, including a frontispiece to each volume. In recent tan half calf with raised bands, gilt titles to contrasting red and green labels, and marbled boards. Top edges gilt. Very good indeed. This fine edition contains all of Austen's famous novels, as well as extensive appendixes and addenda, including 'Miss Austen's English', 'Modes of Address', 'Carriages and Travel', 'The Topography of Bath', a biographical note on the author, and 'The Mysteries of Udolpho'.

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      New York: Simon and Schuster, [1946]., 1946. First edition. First edition. Inked gift inscription by Joseph Shaw on the front fly leaf. Review copy with review card laid-in. Joseph T. "Cap" Shaw (1874–1952) 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

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        Heed the Thunder

      New York: Greenberg: Publisher, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First editon. 297pp. with Author's Note at rear. Original red cloth with black lettering. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket, unclipped ($2.50), slightly chipped along edges and slightly soiled, small nick on spine, front panel faintly creased, spine panel a little sunned. Former owners' family name stamped on front flyleaf, slight transfer to front flap. Slight mustiness, cloth a bit soiled and back cover has a few small circular stains. A nice jacketed copy (better than most surviving examples) of the Oklahoma-born crime author's second novel.

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        Bestiaire avec 14 eaux-fortes de Pedro Zamorano de Biedma & une préface inédite de Léon-Paul Fargue [ + Suite des illustrations ]

      - Paris : Aux Trois Soleils, 1946. Edition Originale limitée à 500 exemplaires numérotés (un des 25 exemplaires avec la suite : ici ex. n°15 sur Lana avec sa suite en noire mais sans le croquis original). In-Folio. v-65 pages dont 14 eaux-fortes sous serpentes en feuillets dans une couverture souple imprimée sous papier cristal + la suite en noire des 14 gravures sous serpentes dans une chemise ; le tout dans un double emboîtage présentant quelques usures d'usage (rousseurs sur les couvertures souples, intérieur très frais). Très bon état. Format 29 x 37 cm. Poids 1,935 kg. Contenu: Préface. L'offrande. La Colombe. La Pieuvre. Le Crabe. L'Hippocampe. La Méduse. Le Taureau. La Licorne. Vénus. Le Centaure. Les Tritons. La Sirène. L'Araignée. Le Marabout. Le Papillon. Adieu. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Main Forte (collection "L'âge d'or", dirigée par Henri Parisot)

      Paris, Éditions de la revue Fontaine, 1946, in-8, 123 pp, broché, couverture imprimée, Edition originale, un des 750 exemplaires sur pur fil de renage. Au 125 du boulevard Saint-Germain. - Il était une boulangère. - Et les seins mouraient. - L'Amour des heures. - La haine du poivre. - La dernière du nuit du condamné à mort. - Corps à corps. - La maladie n°9. Ouvrage illustré par Victor Brauner. Mors supérieur émoussé, néanmoins, très bel exemplaire.

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        Angry Penguins Broadsheet.

      Melbourne: Reed & Harris, 1946 - 10 volumes, quarto. Original paper wrappers, titles to front covers in black. Housed in a black solander box. Mildly toned; an excellent set. A complete set of ten issues. The Angry Penguins Broadsheet was an offshoot of the magazine, Angry Penguins, which was devoted to modernist writings. The title came from Harris's poem, Mithridatum of Despair: "We know no mithridatum of despair/as drunks, the angry penguins of the night/straddling the cobbles of the square/tying a shoelace by fogged lamplight." The first magazine was founded in Adelaide in 1940 by Harris and his co-editor, D. B. "Sam" Kerr, and was published irregularly, with only nine issues in total. The art patrons John and Sunday Reed, together with Max Harris, published The Broadsheet, along with the later issues of the Angry Penguins magazine itself.

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        Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech. Together with two TLs from Bernhardt Wall to Natalie Williams and a copy of the Kingsport Press Addresses of Abraham Lincoln

      Bernhardt Wall, Sierra Madre, CA 1946 - 34pp. Copy number one of 200 copies, signed by Wall, who etched the entirety of this book, including the text and illustrations, and printed and bound the edition. The book is printed in several colors of ink on a variety of papers and includes numerous illustrations of Lincoln and historical elements around his famous Gettysburg speech. The book is accompanied by two letters from Wall to his close friend Natalie Williams, in their original envelopes. Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln, published by the Kingsport Press in 1929, are referenced in the letters and were included in the envelopes when they were mailed.The first letter, 2ff., dated September 25, 1939, discusses Wall's recent marriage (his second) to a widow, Doris Morey. He talks about his reasons for remarrying and how Doris had helped him in his home and work. He gives his thoughts on the progress of his Following Abraham Lincoln series, and, in a handwritten postscript, he mentions that Dard Hunter had been to visit after MIT had bought his old mill. He closes the letter by gifting a copy of the Kingsport Press Addresses of Abraham Lincoln to Williams, as he was in the process of dispersing his book collection. The book contains a dated gift inscription from Wall to Williams on the front free endpaper.The second letter, 1f., is dated July 5, 1946. Wall gifts copy number one of Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech to Williams and talks about it and its predecessor's unexpected popularity. He goes on to chat about Williams's and his families, writing, "And nearly all of your boys are back from the wars. That's something worth being thankful for, eh? Our boy says he's going to be married in August. He has never told us. The G Is are a queer lot. What the war has done to them cannot be described satisfactorily."Both letters are printed with an etching along with the typewritten text, the first announcing that Wall and his new wife would be at home in Lime Rock, Connecticut after October 1st, and the second acting as a letterhead illustrated with a cowboy on a horse. Aside from fold lines and offsetting on one page from the Kingsport Lincoln, the letters are in fine condition. The two enclosed books are sparkling copies. A fascinating archive from an important miniature book artist. (Lincoln's Gettysburg Address measures 1 7/8 by 1 3/8; 47x35mm. Addresses by Abraham Lincoln measures 7/8 by 5/8; 21x16mm).

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        The Journal of Albion Moonlight

      Padell, New York 1946 - Fifth printing. Bookplate and label of Greenwich Village artist Arthur Sturcke on the endpapers, a few pieces of ephemera laid in, near fine in near fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by Patchen: "for my best friend, Arthur with all good wishes for his painting & for himself. Kenneth June, 1946." A nice association -- Patchen mentions Sturcke in his book *Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer* in a discussion of modern art: "All right, what about Kamrowski? -- or Lee Bell? -- or Jackson Pollack? -- or Arthur Sturcke?" [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        'Madeleine'. [An extensive collection of titles in the 'Madeleline' sequence. All First UK Editions]. 'MADELEINE'. AN EXTENSIVE ASSEMBLY OF FIRST UK EDITIONS IN DUSTWRAPPERS

      Peter Davies [with] Dent,, 1946-1974. 21 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, several volumes with frontispieces (a number in colour); cloth, all very good, bright, clean copies in unclipped dustwrapper (one or two wrappers lightly frayed at heads and tails of backstrips). Written under her pseudonyms 'Mrs Robert Henrey' and 'Robert Henrey', the collection comprises (in order of publication): 'The King of Brentford' (1946); 'The Little Madeleine' (1951); 'Paloma' (1951); 'Madeleine Grown Up' (1952); 'An Exile in Soho' (1952); 'Madeleine's Journal' (1953); 'A Month in Paris' (1954); 'This Feminine World' (1956); 'A Daughter for a Fortnight' (1957); 'The Virgin of Aldermanbury' (1958); 'Mistress of Myself' (1959); 'Madeline Young Wife' (1960); 'The Dream Makers' (1961); 'Spring in a Soho Street' (1962); 'Her April Days' (1963); A 'Wednesday at Four' (1964); 'Winter Wild' (1966); 'She Who Pays' (1969); 'Julia' (1971); 'A Girl at Twenty' (1974).

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        Madeleine'. [An extensive collection of titles in the 'Madeleline' sequence. All First UK Editions]. 'MADELEINE'. AN EXTENSIVE ASSEMBLY OF FIRST UK EDITIONS IN DUSTWRAPPERS

      Peter Davies [with] Dent, 1946-1974 - 21 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, several volumes with frontispieces (a number in colour); cloth, all very good, bright, clean copies in unclipped dustwrapper (one or two wrappers lightly frayed at heads and tails of backstrips). Written under her pseudonyms 'Mrs Robert Henrey' and 'Robert Henrey', the collection comprises (in order of publication): 'The King of Brentford' (1946); 'The Little Madeleine' (1951); 'Paloma' (1951); 'Madeleine Grown Up' (1952); 'An Exile in Soho' (1952); 'Madeleine's Journal' (1953); 'A Month in Paris' (1954); 'This Feminine World' (1956); 'A Daughter for a Fortnight' (1957); 'The Virgin of Aldermanbury' (1958); 'Mistress of Myself' (1959); 'Madeline Young Wife' (1960); 'The Dream Makers' (1961); 'Spring in a Soho Street' (1962); 'Her April Days' (1963); A 'Wednesday at Four' (1964); 'Winter Wild' (1966); 'She Who Pays' (1969); 'Julia' (1971); 'A Girl at Twenty' (1974). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rolex Jubillee 1905-1920-1945.

      Geneva, Switzerland: Rolex Watch Co., 1946. A very scarce, and sumptuously produced, history of the Rolex watch. With 26 tissued-guarded, and tipped-in, colour photo plates of some of the company's most famous designs, plus 22 pages of text, and an accompanying "Roll of Honour" detailing the many awards the company has won for its chonometers. Small quarto, original stiff wrappers. Near fine in the original glassine wrapper. The slipcase is in near fine condition. Rolex Jubilee is a celebration of and commentary on the most memorable events in the history of the Rolex firm. As is stated in the book's introduction: "High technical skill based on and guided by exact scientific data, good taste in the choice of designs, a bold pioneer spirit, tenacity and hard work, all these have gone to build up the reputation Rolex watches enjoy throughout the world.

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        Le Signe de Vie. Avec six dessins et une lithographie originale d'Henri Matisse.


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        A zatím co válka. (Sborník. Svazek 3.) [And While the War. (Proceedings. Volume 3.)]

      Edice Ra - Rovnost, [Brno] 1946 - Illustrated with 24 full page photographic reproductions. First edition. In publisher's hard paper. With illustrated dust jacket, designed by Vaclav Zykmund. 60, (4) p. First postwar edition of the Czech surrealist RA Group with several full page photographic reproductions. The Ra Group evolved from the circle of the younger surrealist artists around Karel Teige in the pre-war Czechoslovakia. Their first publication - though not yet as "RA" - is considered the 1942 photo book "Roztrhané panenky" (The Dismembered Dolls) by Josef Istler, Milo? Kore?ek, Ludvík Kundera, Vilém Reichmann and Vaclav Zykmund. Their next publication was another book of photographs, the recordings of their private events and happenings, the "Výhru?ný kompas" (The Menacing Compass) in 1944. This brochure "A zatím co válka" (And While the War), is their first post-war publication also the introduction of the group, however not a manifesto, with several illustrations and texts by Ludvík Kundera, Hans Arp, Zden?k Lorenc, Tristan Tzara and Václav Zykmund. It was prepared for their exhibitions within the country, but with its twenty-four, high quality, full page, photographic illustrations (the works by Josef Istler, Milo? Kore?ek, Bohdan Lacina, Otta Mizera, Jaroslav Puchmertl, Vilém Reichmann,Václav Tikal and Václav Zykmund) it was also useful at the International Surrealist Exhibitions in Paris 1947 and in Prague where "RA" exhibited. The Group was soon banned by the Communist authorities and it was dissolved in 1948. With a tiny damage to the tail of the spine. Otherwise in fine condition. In publisher's hard paper. With illustrated dust jacket, designed by Vaclav Zykmund [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack

      Government Printing Office, Washington 1946 - First edition. Senate Document No. 244 (79th Congress, 2d Session). Octavo. xvi, 580pp., 3 folding maps. Complete as issued in the original publisher's cloth. Ex-library copy with two ink stamps on the front free endpaper, else very good with no other markings. Moderate soiling to the boards, very good. The scarce final report, with the minority views of Homer Ferguson and Owen Brewster. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ody a variace

      Prague: Druzstvo Dilo 1946 - Large octavo, wrappers, 90(6)pp. Cover design and 3 drawings by František Hudecek, with book design by Jindřich Chalupecký. Poems written from 1941 through 1944. This is a Skupina 42 production, early Kolár [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Photo Album]: Young Woman in China 1926-1946, Three Volumes

      China 1946 - Three volumes. Octavo measuring 6" x 8.5"; quarto measuring 8" x 10", oblong quarto measuring 8.5" x 11.5". Two of the volumes are string-tied cloth, one with an embroidered dragon illustration on the front board, the other is textured leather over paper boards. Contains 455 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1" x 1.5" and 6" x 8" with some captions. All volumes near fine with slight edgewear with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by Noelie Frances Gutierrez between 1926 and 1946 while living in China. The albums are a collection of family, school, and later military photos compiled by Noelie during her childhood and early adulthood. All the captions are written in English and it is assumed they were Americans stationed in China or that she moved to America after the war. The photos are not kept in complete chronological order but cover two decades of Noelie's life. A large part of her young life was involved with the Coy Guides, a Chinese version of the Girl Scouts. There are photos of the girls in uniform, picnicking, and camping. The girls are seen in group photos in uniform with the 4th Company of the Coy Guides. Noelie's father, who is seen throughout the albums, was a military man sometimes referred to as "Captain Daddy" by Noelie. There are photos of a military base, a few portrait photographs of Mr. Gutierrez, and one of a uniformed man in a bike taxi. The family photos show Noelie and her family around their family homes. One section of photos shows Noelie's first communion in 1936 with photos of her in her white dress and a procession with a statue of the Virgin Mary. In one album a trip to Shanghai is documented with photos of Noelie standing by the Embankment building and a group posing in a garden. The last few pages of one of the albums contains a collection of photostrip portraits of Noelie's family and friends with some signed and dedicated to her. One photo of a destroyed city street has a stamp on the verso saying it is property of "North China Daily News."The final album shows Noelie, with her family apparently still stationed in China, posed with a young soldier during World War II. The album focuses on war related imagery including barracks, an airstrip, ships in a harbor, and soldiers surrounding the 701st MP, Provost Marshals, HQ 5. A series of sweet portrait photos of Noelie and her soldier beau is featured here with the two of them looking cute and in love. The album shows photos of Noelie posing on a mini-golf course and with friends. Later in the album there are photos of a military medal ceremony with soldiers standing at attention and being presented with accolades. After these there is a section of photos showing a fire with images of men on ladders and with water hoses trying to abate the crisis. Men are seen posing around the barracks with military jeeps, enjoying leisurely activities such as playing games in the yard, and working on equipment. One photo shows a man working at a large desk in an office in the barracks. The men are photographed in candids as well as portraits and in group shots.An interesting collection of a young woman's life in China beginning in the 1920s and going through World War II. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Over to You Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying

      Hamish Hamilton, 1946 Stories about flyers in Royal Air Force in WWII based on Dahl's experiences as an RAF pilot. 1st UK edition. Blue cloth hardcover book in very good condition. Dust jacket in good condition; some wear along edges, corners; small closed tear back cover; price clipped. Dust jacket in protective Mylar cover. Signed by Dahl in blue ink, dated Sept. 1951, Amersham.

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        Gesammelte Werke. Hrsg. von Max Brod. 11 Bände (alles). - Und: Max Brod. Franz Kafka. Eine Biographie. - Zusammen 12 Bände.

      S. Fischer (1946-1974), (Frankfurt am Main) - 8vo. Braune OLwd. m. goldgeprägt. Namenszug Kafkas auf d. Vorderdeckel, dezenter Rückenvergoldung u. schwarzen RSchildern. sowie Orig.-Schutzumschlägen. Lizenzausgabe von Schocken Books New York. - Enthält: Amerika. 1.-8. Tsd. 1953; Der Prozeß, 27.-31. Tsd. 1960; Das Schloß, 14.-16. Tsd. 1962; Erzählungen, 1.-8. Tsd. 1946; Beschreibung eines Kampfes. Novellen. Skizzen. Aphorismen. Aus dem Nachlaß, 1946; Hochzeitsvorbereitungen auf dem Lande und andere Prosa aus dem Nachlaß, 1953; Tagebücher 1910-1923, 1.-5. Tsd.,1951; Briefe 1902-1924, 1858; Briefe an Felice und andere Korrespondenz aus der Verlobungszeit, hrsg. v. Erich Heller u. Jürgen Born, 1967; Briefe an Milena. 1.-6. Tsd. 1952; Briefe an Ottla und die Familie. Hrsg. v. Hartmut Binder u. Klaus Wagenbach, 1974; Max Brod. Franz Kafka. Eine Biographie, 3. erweiterte Aufl. 1954. - Die Umschläge teils m. Randläsuren o. etw. verblichen, zumeist aber wohlerhalten. Teils am Schnitt leicht fleckig, innen sauber u. wohlerhalten. Schöne, wohlerhaltene Bände mit allen Schutzumschlägen. gr.

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        Young Cherry Trees Secured against Hares. Jeunes cerisiers garantis contre les lièvres

      New York, View Editions, 1946, in-8, non paginé, cartonnage de l'éditeur, sous jaquette illustrée ajourée, Traduction d'Édouard Roditi, jaquette d'après une composition de Marcel Duchamp, 2 dessins à pleine page d'Arschile Gorky. Édition bilingue français anglais. Édition originale numérotée (tirage limité à 1000 exemplaires, 25 exemplaires au tirage de tête) du premier ouvrage de poésie publié par Breton lors de son séjour américain. Rare. Bel exemplaire (quelques rousseurs sur la couverture).

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        Daphnis et Chloé.

      Monte-Carlo, Edition du livre 1946 - Compositions lithographiques originales de Suzanne Ballivet. 1 frontispice, 16 hors-texte et nombreuses illustrations dans le texte. (Complet & Contrôlé) Édition tirée à 950 exemplaires, celui-ci n° 504 sur grand vélin de Renage. Monte-Carlo, Édition du livre, 1946 - 199 pp. Superbe reliure plein maroquin bicolore turquoise/gris signée Devauchelle. Mosaïque, avec filet courbé doré. Emboitage avec liseré. Dos à nerfs légèrement insolé. Tête dorée. Non rogné. Couverture et dos conservés. Quelques rousseurs sur les pages de garde uniquement. Parfait état. Format in-4° (28x23). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Novels of Jane Austen. The Text Based on Collation of the Early Editions by R. W. Chapman. With notes, indexes and illustrations from Contemporary Sources. [Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Emma, Persuasion].

      Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1946.. INDIA PAPER EDITION, third edition. Five volumes bound as two. Octavo, pp.[4] xvi, 429 [1]; pp.xiv, 415 [1]; pp.xiv, 567 [1]; pp.xiv, 522; pp.xiv, 310 [2]. With 50 illustrated plates, including a frontispiece to each volume. In recent tan half calf with raised bands, gilt titles to contrasting red and green labels, and marbled boards. Top edges gilt. Very good indeed. This fine edition contains all of Austen's famous novels, as well as extensive appendixes and addenda, including 'Miss Austen's English', 'Modes of Address', 'Carriages and Travel', 'The Topography of Bath', a biographical note on the author, and 'The Mysteries of Udolpho'.

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        Correspondance Morandi - Mino Maccari

      1946 - 1957 1946 - The batch contains 3 autograph letters addressed to the painter Mino Maccari: -L.A.S Bologna, June 29, 1949, (28x22cm), perfect state. -L.A.S Bologna, July 14, 1946, (22x30cm), perfect state. -L.A.S Levico, July 12, 1957, (28x18cm) with envelope (14.5x9.5cm) and postmark. Morandi's engraving, always drawn in a limited number of prints (up to a maximum of 75 copies) was supported by the magazine "Il Selvaggio" directed by Mino Maccari. Not only the magazine published many of the artist's etchings, but also the Morandi's name was one of the tops in exhibitions organized by the magazine: the inaugural exhibition (February 1927) of the 'Stanza del Selvaggio', the gallery opened by Maccari in Florence (in this occasion Morandi knew Giuseppe Bottai, who bought two sheets), and the II Esposizione (April 1927). Morandi's success as an engraver was sanctioned with the invitation to introduce a series of bottles at the XVI Venice Biennale (1928): on this occasion the sheets on sale were purchased from the cultural and political elite of Fascism and some museums (The Galleries of Rome, Piacenza and Vienna). The alliance created by Maccari, Longanesi and the secretary of the union of fascist artists, the roman Cipriano Efisio Oppo, with the help of Bottai, allowed Morandi to get the famous engraving chair in January 1930. At the same time with the decrease of his public visibility, Morandi grew in importance as a cultural reference and began to be considered the greatest Italian artist by a group of intellectuals such as Brandi, Longhi, Giulio Carlo Argan, all close to Minister Bottai and protected by him: in 1941, in his critical writing Fronte dell’arte, Bottai pointed to Morandi as the most significant example of the fascist twenty-year art for his ability to re-establish the "weight of the ethical factor in the artistic fact." The object may be located and shipped from Italy, France or UK. Il lotto comprende 3 lettere autografe indirizzate al pittore Mino Maccari: -L.A.S Bologna, 29 giugno del 1949, (28x22cm), perfetto stato. -L.A.S. Bologna, 14 luglio del 1946, (22x30cm), perfetto stato. -L.A.S Levico, 12 luglio del 1957, (28x18cm) con busta (14,5x9.5cm) e timbro postale. Morandi ebbe molti ammiratori, tra cui De Chirico che nella sua pittura ci vede la riscoperta della «metafisica degli oggetti più comuni», in continuità con la tradizione disegnativa dell’arte italiana «in quello che essa contiene di più scheletricamente bello». L’opera incisoria di Morandi, tirata sempre in un numero limitato di stampe (fino a un massimo di 75 esemplari) fu sostenuta dal periodico di fascismo strapaesano "Il Selvaggio" diretto da Mino Maccari. Non solo la rivista pubblicò molte acqueforti morandiane, ma il nome di Morandi fu tra quelli di punta nelle esposizioni organizzate dal periodico: la mostra inaugurale (febbraio 1927) della ‘Stanza del Selvaggio’, la galleria aperta da Maccari a Firenze (in questa occasione Morandi conobbe Giuseppe Bottai, che gli comprò due fogli), e la II Esposizione (aprile 1927). Il successo del Morandi incisore fu sancito con l’invito a presentare una serie di acqueforti alla XVI Biennale di Venezia (1928): in questa occasione i fogli in vendita furono acquistati dall’élite culturale e politica del fascismo e da alcune istituzioni museali (le Gallerie di Roma, Piacenza e Vienna). Il fronte creato tra Maccari, Longanesi e il segretario del sindacato degli artisti fascisti, il romano Cipriano Efisio Oppo, consentì, con l’aiuto di Bottai, di far ottenere a Morandi la cattedra di incisione per chiara fama nel gennaio 1930. Questa nomina fu accolta come una vittoria di Strapaese, che aveva imposto un nome (e i valori) del più puro fascismo delle origini contro le resistenze del mondo accademico. Quando alla I Mostra del Novecento italiano a Milano nel gennaio 1926, Mussolini acquistò la Natura morta di Morandi, questo gesto ebbe il significato di affermare il valore ideologico di un fascismo originario, rurale, lontano dalle [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Unknown., Paris. 1946 - . 5 VOLUME SET. Vol. 25-26: [xvi, 304, xvi, 528pp]. Vol. 27: [xx, 776pp], pub. 1948. Vol. 28: [xx, 724pp], pub. 1949. Vol. 29: [xx, 678pp], pub. 1950. Vol. 30-31: [xxiii, 564, 576pp], pub. 1951-1952. Buckram bound with gilt lettering on spine. This is an annual French periodical of matters relating to both theory and instrumentation of optics. Clean interior. Some B/W illustrations. "Publiee Sous Les Auspices De L'Institut D'Optique Theorique Et Appliquee Et Du Syndicat General Des Industries Techniques De La Precision.". Multiple volumes, additional shipping and handling will apply. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvre complète 1938 - 1946. Publié par Willy Boesiger, architecte, Zurich.

      Erlenbach-Zürich, Ed. d?Architecture 1946 - Quer-Gr.8°, 199 S., zahlr., selten farb. Abb. u. Pläne, OLwd. m. Präg., Lwd. min. fleckig bzw. gebräunt, etw. locker im Gelenk; allg. gutes Ex. EA. Texte/Legenden frz., tlw. engl. 1100 gr. Schlagworte: Architektur - ArchitektInnenNeueingänge - Architektur, Design [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        When the Going Was Good

      London: Duckworth, 1946. First Impression. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine+. First Impression Publisher's canary yellow cloth lettered in dark blue, with a color frontispiece of the author by Henry Lamb and a folding map tipped in facing p. 196. Octavo, 318 pages (including the index). Near Fine, with the spine ends crimped and toning to the edges of the boards, in an unusually presentable, Near Fine or better example of the scarce pictorial dust, priced at 15/- net, that seems to have benefited from skillful restoration along the edges, top and bottom. Note: 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 Hollow - SIGNED by David Suchet

      London: Collins, 1946. A first edition, first printing published by Collins in 1946. A very good book without inscriptions. SIGNED without dedication by Suchet to the title page. In a very good unclipped wrapper with a browned spine and some wear to the top of the spine. Rare signed in this way

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