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        Undzer Churban in Bild. Our Destruction in Pictures

      1946. First Edition . HOLOCAUST. Undzer Churban in Bild. Our Destruction in Pictures. Collected and Edited by: Rafael Olevski, Dawid Rosental, Paul Trepman. Under the auspices of the Central Committee of the Liberated Jews in the British Zone. Bergen-Belsen: Published by “Our Voice,” December 1946. Oblong folio, later half black cloth and original pictorial paper wrappers; 38 leaves printed on one side only. $3200.First edition of one of the early defining collections of images of the Holocaust, printed at Bergen-Belsen, with beautiful original front wrapper printed in color and 115 photographic illustrations.“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 JewsÂ… the desire to bring back to our memories the Jewish settlements which were drowned in torrents of Jewish blood. May the world have this knowledge and ponder on itÂ… When words are too weak and too poor to convey the destruction and extermination of Jewish life, may these pictures, found by accident on arrested S. S. soldiers, speak for themselves of the bestiality which will forever bring shame on human kind” (p. 7). With captions in Yiddish, Hebrew, English, and German. Original paper spine and front wrapper with expert restoration; rebacked with black cloth spine, fragile original fragile wrappers expertly reinforced with stiff paper boards. With only light spotting and rubbing. Interior clean. Very good condition. Rare and important.

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        KZ Mauthausen

      1946. First Edition . (HOLOCAUST) WIESENTHAL, Simon. KZ. Mauthausen. Linz and Wien: Ibis-Verlag, 1946. Quarto, original tan paper wrappers printed in red and black. $2000.First edition of Simon WiesenthalÂ’s rare first book, published only one year after his liberation from the brutality of Mauthausen death camp, one of the first published narratives of the Holocaust, with his text in German, a full-page duotone of Mauthausen, red-and-black front wrapper and 25 full-page duotones after striking original drawings and photo-montages by him, in original wrappers.This scarce first edition of KZ. Mauthausen, the first book by Simon Wiesenthal, is one of the first published narratives of the Holocaust. In this workÂ’s text and its 26 powerful duotone plates, including 25 after drawings and photo-montages by Wiesenthal, he records the horror of Mauthausen, which “had the highest death rate of all the concentration campsÂ… Of the 335,000 prisoners estimated to have passed through Mauthausen and its satellites, 122,767 were murdered” (Encyclopedia Judaica). Imprisoned in the Janowska camp, Wiesenthal was among those forced on a brutal death march in the face of the advancing Red Army, “with stops at the camps in Plasgow, Gross-Rosen and Buchenwald and ending at Mauthausen in Austria. There Wiesenthal, weighing 97 pounds, was liberated by Americans on May 5, 1945. Almost as soon as he could stand, he began collecting evidence on the atrocities for the War Crimes Section of the United States Army” (New York Times). To Wiesenthal, “the Holocaust was not only a Jewish tragedy, but a human oneÂ… he deserves to be remembered for his contribution to the culture of memory and the belief that remembering the dead is sanctifying life” (Segev, Simon Wiesenthal, 7-10). His lifelong work in tracking down Nazis famously led to the capture of Eichman and he also found the man “responsible for arresting Anne Frank and her family in their secret annex in Amsterdam, a feat of sleuthing that buttressed the credibility of AnneÂ’s diary in the face of neo-Nazi claims that it was fabricatedÂ… Governments, security agencies and lonely survivors turned their eyes to him when no one else had hard information or a sympathetic ear” (New York Times). Text in German. OCLC lists 35 copies worldwide, including the U.S. Holocaust Museum, Stanford, Princeton, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Brandeis, Ben Gurion University, Tel Aviv University and the National Library of Israel. A fine copy.

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        Pensées sur la Danse

      1946. First Edition . (MAILLOL, Aristide) LIFAR, Serge. Pensées sur la Danse. [Paris]: Bordas, (1946). Folio, contemporary full gray morocco, front cover decorated with black, blue, orange and red morocco onlays, orange reverse calf endpapers, uncut. Housed in a custom felt-lined clamshell box. $3500.Limited edition, number 587 of only 745 copies of dancer and director LifarÂ’s “Thoughts on the Dance,” with seven wonderful full-page lithographs by Maillol, beautifully bound in full morocco with colorful morocco onlays in the form of dancers.Lifar, while dancing and directing the Opera Ballet in Paris, became well-acquainted with many of the most distinguished artists of his day, acquiring an impressive collection of paintings, first exhibited in December, 1929. MaillolÂ’s model for this suite of drawings for LifarÂ’s Pensées sur la Danse, executed in 1942, was Lifar himself. “The figures of Maillol have a robustness, a sense of being deeply rooted in the sun-baked earth” (Aukland Art Center). Preface by Paul Valéry. This is one of 350 copies on Vélin de Rives paper from a total edition of 745. Text in French. Fine condition. Beautifully bound.

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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946 - Octavo. Original pale grey cloth, gilt lettered spine, blind lettered front cover, top edge brown. With the dust jacket. Jacket spine toned and a little rubbed at extremities, a few nicks and chips, spine of binding slightly rolled. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Dear Charlotte Chapman: Thanks for all the protection, and all the forwarding, and all the phoning. Put this away somewhere in the fervent hope that you've heard the last of it. Best, John Hersey Nov. 46". An excellent association copy: Charlotte Chapman was secretary to William Shawn, the much-loved and long serving editor of the New Yorker, who first published the story on 31 August 1946 (with a tipped-in note from her confirming the provenance and explaining that "Often Mr Hersey and Mr Shawn would be closeted behind a closed doors for hours at a time, while I, just outside the door, would see that nobody disturbed them"). John Hersey's famous account of the experiences of six Hiroshima atomic bomb survivors "was the first significant account in English of the devastation of Hiroshima; it remains an enormously influential book, the account that introduces Hiroshima to most Western readers" (Richard M. Minear ed., Hiroshima: Three Witnesses, 1990, p. 7). Hersey (1914–1993) was one of the first proponents of New Journalism, which blends factual reporting with a novelistic prose style. He served as a war correspondent for Time and Life during World War II and became interested in the atomic bombings while covering the reconstruction of Japan. It's initial publication in the New Yorker is the only time that the magazine has devoted an entire issue to a single story. It remains one of the twentieth-century's most significant pieces of journalism. Copies presented by the author so close to the date of publication are decidedly scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Contact Mercury

      1946. First Edition . Signed. (BERG, Morris “Moe”) NASON, Leonard H. Contact Mercury. Garden City: Doubleday, 1946. Octavo, original brown cloth. $1500.First edition of this espionage novel, the copy belonging to major league baseball player and O.S.S. officer Morris “Moe” Berg, with his ownership stamps and pencil markings, also signed by his sister.NasonÂ’s own World War II service in the Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S., forerunner of the CIA) informs this thriller about “a fiendish and almost successful plot against the Allies.” “If what you have read about the secret of the atomic bomb has not already scared the pants off you,” commented a contemporary New York Times review, “this novel will go a long way toward completing the job.” This bookÂ’s previous owner, Morris “Moe” Berg, was a Major League Baseball player—and, according to Casey Stengel, “the strangest man” in the game. “In his 15 major league seasons, in which he played just 662 games, Berg was a lifetime .243 hitter. He started out as a slick-fielding utility infielder before the Chicago White Sox in 1927 moved him to catcher, where he then found his niche as a substitute backstop, filling that role until he retired in 1939Â… But he was a brilliant scholar, picking up degrees from Princeton and Columbia Law School and studying philosophy at the Sorbonne. His linguistic skills inspired this observation by a teammate: ‘He can speak seven languages, but he canÂ’t hit in any of them.” In 1943, Berg became an O.S.S. officer; he would carry out one of its “more ambitious endeavors—a plot to possibly assassinate Werner Heisenberg, the head of Nazi GermanyÂ’s atom-bomb projectÂ… BergÂ’s assessment of the situation was that Germany was not close to having a nuclear bomb, and there was never an attempt to kill Heisenberg” (ESPN). Without original dust jacket. BergÂ’s ownership stamp appears on the front and rear pastedowns and on the half title. In addition, Berg heavily marked in pencil the first third of the text; pages 16 (“lingo ‘Krauts”) and 24 (“Germans = Ger-ries”) bear marginalia in his hand. BergÂ’s sister Ethel, with whom he lived for the last eight years of his life, signed the book twice on the front free endpaper, recto and verso. Another ownerÂ’s stamps appear beneath BergÂ’s on the front pastedown.Front paper hinge split, binding sound. Light rubbing to spine and extremities, light soiling to cloth. A very good copy with exceptionally intriguing provenance.

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        Rex and Lobo: A Little Tale about Two Dogs

      E.P. Dutton & Company, New York 1946 - 62pp. Oblong duodecimo [20.5 cm x 16 cm] Light blue cloth with titles stamped in brown on the front panel and the backstrip. Light rubbing to the corners and the foot of the front board. Warmly inscribed with an original illustration by Vassos on the front pastedown and front free endsheet. Illustration is of three smiling dogs in profile (one on the pastedown and the other tow on the front free endsheet). Inscription on the front free endsheet reads: " To Helene Doggy - who loves dogs and the country - with much affection from the author - John Vassos"This book tells the charming story of the adventures of a Llewellyn Setter (Rex) and a German Shepherd (Lobo) over the course of an afternoon. Illustrated with 23 black and white photographs by John Vassos. Uncommon work by the designer and illustrator. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Autograph letter signed ("G. Braque".)

      Paris, 8. XII. 1946. - 4to. 1 page. To Mr. Caffola from the Galerie Roma about forged paintings of him: "Je déclare avoir recu du peintre Severini [d. i. Gino Severini] un tableau mesurent: 0.41m x 0.32m représentant un guéridon avec guitare et signé: G Braque Ce tableau ext faux D’autre part j’apprendre qu’en Italie circulent d’autres tableux de moi dans les cas donteux je [.]". - Expected folds; small ruststains and damage to edges. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        L'Apôtre de Marie. Echo des Oeuvres et des Missions de la Société de Marie (Série suivie du numéro 335 de Janvier 1946 au numéro 398 d'août-octobre 1958 )

      57 fascicules et 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-percaline verte, L'Apôtre de Marie, 1946 Complet de Janvier 1946 à octobre 1958. Etat satisfaisant (plusieurs fascicules frottés). La Revue "l'Apôtre de Marie", qui fait suite aux 3 tomes de la revue "Le Messager de la Société de Marie", laquelle fut interrompue par les expulsions de 1903, se consacre plus particulièrement à la présentation de l'oeuvre missionnaire des marianistes. "Echo des Oeuvres et des Missions de la Société de Marie" puis "Organes des Missions et des Oeuvres", elle propose un panorama tout à fait remarquable et passionnant des développements de ces missions dans le monde entier : par exemple au Mexique (Durango.), en Europe (Autriche, Espagne, Belgique, Italie, Suisse.), avec une prédilection pour l'Amérique et l'Asie. On remarque ainsi les nombreux articles consacrés aux missions d'Asie, celles de Chine et surtout aux missions du Japon (Urakami, Tokyo, .) ainsi qu'aux missions développées aux Etats-Unis (Dayton, Cleveland, Colombus, Erie, Chicago, Honolulu aux Iles Sandwich futur Hawaï, etc.). Les comptes-rendus de mission, ou les visites pastorales des supérieurs en Asie ou en Amérique sont souvent illustrés et font l'objet d'articles du plus grand intérêt. Français

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        Check signed by Ty Cobb.

      First National Bank, Reno, Nevada 1946 - Printed check of First National Bank of Nevada, made out to Coast Electric Co., dated October 26 1946, in the amount of $3.10. Signed Tyrus R. Cobb, with bank cancellation holes slightly affecting the first two letters of his signature. Attractively matted and framed with 8" x 6" glossy photograph in baseball uniform with bat. Baseball, Sports. Tyrus Raymond Cobb (1886-1961) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        V dorozi. [On the Road]

      Rimini: Zyttia w tabori (Life in Camp) . 1946 - 8°, [1] mimeographed title page, [1] mimeographed portrait, IV mimeographed text, [1] mimeographed illustration, 102 pp. mimeographed text with 3 mimeographed unnumbered full-page illustrations between text, [1] mimeographed text, originally bound in army linen with mounted mimeographed illustrated cover (Very Good, slightly stained, small tears in margins of endpapers). A scarce book with poems by an Ukrainian poet Bogdan Bora (1920-1997), written and published in a prison camp in Rimini, Italy, one year after the WWII. Bora was captured at the end of WWII, in 1945, by the British and taken to prison camp in Italy, where he spent two years and published three poetry books. In 1947 they moved him to Britain, where he lived until his death in 1997. He was active in the Ukrainian community and continued publishing books, including on learning Ukrainian language. The cover design and the portrait of Bogdan Bora on the second page was made by Volodimir Kaplun. As mentioned on the last page, the book was printed in 280 examples. We could only trace 6 examples in the institutions worldwide.

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        Freddy & Ernest

      The First UK printing published by The Transatlantic Arts Co. Limited in 19464. Printed by the Curwen Press. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Some light rubbing along the edges and the corners. Free from inscriptions, markings and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition with the lightest of edge-wear. Small closed tear with a little rubbing to the lower front corner and a small closed tear to the rear upper edge (barely perceptible). Small amount of reinforcement archival tape to their tear too the verso. The wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. Wonderful colour illustrations throughout by Hilary Stebbing. Very scarce with such attributes.

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        Enormous Raphael Tuck reproduction of a fine photo by Hugh Cecil signed as King (1895-1952, King of Great Britain)

      1946 - and dated on the mount, showing him half length in profile wearing his naval uniform, 17½" x 14" on mount 28" x 20", no place,

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        Signed carbon-copy typescript despatch to Air Marshal Lord Tedder, relinquishing his position as Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean and Middle East.

      The Royal Palace, Caserta, Italy: , January 1946. Quarto (350 x 225 mm), approximately 242 pp. (punch hole in top left corner). Stationery Office spring-back cloth binder (type 40/51), black pebble-grain spine, dark brown morocco-grain sides, patterned inner covers; inscribed on inside front cover: "Copy No 2" followed by "II JI/397" and "Ind. SH" (repeated on the initial page). 15 maps & plans (one hand-drawn and coloured, captioned: MASAF [Mediterranean Allied Strategic Air Force] Railway Targets in Central Europe); 2 original pencilled diagrams of organisational structure. A little wear to binder, some scrapes and abrasions, a few leaves a little tattered and torn otherwise in excellent condition. Rare comprehensive hand-over report signed in holograph by Air Marshal Sir Guy Garrod in a covering letter to Lord Tedder, relinquishing his command as C-in-C RAF Mediterranean and Middle East, and giving a very detailed strategic-level overview of the conclusion of the Allied air offensive in the Mediterranean theatre. Garrod explains that his Despatch is "divided into two parts. The first covers the period from March 16th., 1945, when I assumed command, to the end of hostilities in Italy on May 2nd., 1945. The second deals with the dissolution of the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces and the redeployment of the Royal Air Force until the end of my tenure on October 15th.". Garrod's report includes orders of battle, operational directives on the Italian Front and in the Balkans, "oil targets", "assistance to the Russians", the Eighth and Fifth Army offensives, and a series of fascinating appendices that include the interrogation of generals von Vietinghoff and von Senger, the "Balkan Air Force and air operations in support of the Jugoslav Fourth Army Offensive", close support bombing by night, the "Rover" system of air-ground liaison when pursuing fleeing targets, anti-flak tactics developed by MATAF (Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force) and developments in radar tactics. It was published in a much precised form - and with only two maps - as a supplement to The London Gazette (number 39367, 29 October 1951) under the heading "The part played by the allied air forces in the final defeat of the enemy in the Mediterranean theatre, March to May, 1945". Garrod's experience of high command led to him being called-in to assist Churchill directly when the latter was writing The Second World War (published 1948–54): "The air war in the West gets considerably more space [than Churchill's account of the Eastern Front], albeit largely in one survey chapter on 'The Mounting Air Offensive' [volume V: Closing the Ring, Chapter XXIX]. For this, prodded by [Sir Henry] Pownall, Churchill had recruited a special consultant, Air Marshal Sir Guy Garrod... [who] lunched with Churchill for the first time in November 1950. 'It was good to hear him enlarge on that subject!'" (David Reynolds, In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War, 2005, pp. 396-97). There is a copy of the Gazette supplement in the Churchill Archive at Chartwell (CHAR 20/249B/239-267). Wounded at Ypres in November 1915, while serving with the Leicestershire Regiment, Garrod (1891-1965) subsequently "learned to fly and was seconded to the Royal Flying Corps in 1915. He spent most of his wartime service overseas. He was thrice mentioned in dispatches and awarded the DFC and MC... When war ended, Garrod planned a career in industry, but Sir Hugh Trenchard, who was at this time assembling the elements of the peacetime Royal Air Force, persuaded him to return, and in August 1919 he accepted a permanent commission in the Royal Air Force. Between the wars he filled a wide variety of posts... By the outbreak of the Second World War, Garrod, now an air vice-marshal, was serving in the Air Ministry as director of equipment, the duties of which included ensuring that hundreds of thousands of items of technical and other equipment (from barrack stores to complete engines and airframes) were available in due proportion to Royal Air Force units all over the world. In July 1940 Garrod succeeded to the appointment which was undoubtedly the climax of his service career—that of air member for training, a new post on the Air Council created to run the vitally important programme of air force training... In 1943 Garrod was posted overseas, where his appointments included deputy allied air commander-in-chief, south-east Asia, and (briefly) at the end of the war, commander-in-chief, Royal Air Force, Mediterranean and Middle East. After the war Garrod served as Royal Air Force military representative on the military staff committee of the United Nations and head of the Royal Air Force delegation, Washington. He retired in 1948 with the rank of air chief marshal" (ODNB). Garrod's private papers are held at the IWM and The National Archives. We have been unable to trace another copy of this despatch. A conspicuous survival of a very fragile and important document, apparently the only surviving copy.

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        VISAGES, Poesies par Pierre Reverdy

      1946. MATISSE, Henri. Visages. By Pierre Reverdy. Illustrated with 14 full-page lithographs and 17 linocuts by Matisse. Small folio, 340 x 260 mm, loose as issued in the publisher's wrappers and cardboard slipcase. Preserved in a new tan cloth folding box. Paris: Editions du Chene, 1946. |~||~||~||~| One of the better volumes showcasing Matisse as a book-illustrator. In this particular instance, Matisse's illustrations inspired Reverdy's poems, and not the other way round. Matisse completed a series of portraits for a charity auction in 1944, and the publisher Andre Lejard proposed to publish them. Matisse suggested that Paul Reverdy write poems to accompany the lithographs and the poet readily agreed. "It is obviously difficult to make a book backwards and Reverdy, in order to get a sense of the illustrations, introduced images involving 'heads,' 'figures,' 'profiles,' etc. into his poems" (Duthuit). In addition to the classic Matisse portraits there are handsome vignettes and initial letters done in linocut similar to those in Pasiphae. A mint copy of the book, albeit the fragile cardboard slipcase with some slight rubbing to the edges. One of an edition of 200 copies signed by Reverdy and Matisse. This copy is also inscribed by Matisse to Jeannine Marchal dated July 15, 1950. Duthuit 11.

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        Miracle de la rose

      First edition printed to 475 numbered copies on pur fil.Publisher's Bradel binding of beige paper over paper boards, the author's name in red to the spine.Foxing to the last endpaper, otherwise a good copy. L'arbalète Lyon 1946 23,5x28,5cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        Vocabulaire esthétique

      - Fontaine, Paris 1946, 12x19cm, broché. - Originale, uno dei 50 esemplari numerati su pergamena superiore Edition, testina di stampa. Bel invio autografo firmato dell'autore Georges Hugnet "... questo vocabolario estetico che faccio penitenza ..." Esemplare piacevoli. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin supérieur, tirage de tête. Bel envoi autographe signé de Roger Caillois à Georges Hugnet : "... ce vocabulaire esthétique où je fais pénitence..." Agréable exemplaire.

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        Deaths and Entrances

      J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd, London, 1946 First edition, first impression.Small octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket.An exemplary copy in the minimally nicked and marked dust jacket with a light crease to the front flap. Deaths and Entrances was Thomas's first post-war collection, cited by Connolly in 100 Key Books of the Modern Movement as one of the author's two most important collections. Notably Fern Hill appears here for the first time in book form together with the brilliant The Hunchback in the Park.[4]

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        Unser Welt (Our World) Periodical

      1946. First Edition . (JUDAICA) (HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS). Unser Welt [Our World]. Partial (nearly complete) run from 1946, Number 1 through 1951, Number 2. Munich and Paris: 1946-51. Folio, earlier numbers (1946, Number 1 through 1948, Number 18) bound in half black cloth and boards; remaining numbers (1948, Number 19 through 1951, Number 2) unbound, folded once as issued. $15,000.Scarce, nearly complete run of the earliest issues of the Zionist newspaper Unser Welt, “Our World,” the “National Weekly for Jewry in Europe,” published in Munich just after World War II and the Holocaust.Unser Welt was a Zionist-oriented publication with a deep respect for the Revisionist wing of the Zionist movement, with editorial offices in Munich and Paris. Initially, for the first two numbers, the newspaper was called Hamdina (“The State”); this collection contains both Numbers 1 and 2 of Hamdina (all published under that name) along with Number 1 of the newly titled Unser Welt, all from 1946. By the late 1940s, however, Unser WeltÂ’s circulation reached several European nations besides Germany, namely Switzerland, France, Austria, Belgium, Sweden and Italy, and its sub-title proclaimed it to be the “National Weekly for Jewry in Europe.” The very fact that Unser Welt sought to be the publication of European Jewry spoke volumes about a conscious decision of a number of Jews to remain in the continent where two-thirds of their brethren had been murdered. This collection includes from 1946, both Numbers 1 and 2 of Hamdina, then of Unser Welt, Numbers 1, 5, 8-15, 18, 20-21, 23-30; from 1947, Numbers 31, 33-45a, 48-82; from 1948, Numbers 1-18, all of which are bound together in one folio volume. The collection also gathers, from 1948, Numbers 19-49, 51-62, 65-69; from 1949, Numbers 3-13, 15-17, 20-30, 35-42, 44/45-46, 49; from 1950, Numbers 1-50; and from 1951, Number 2. These are all unbound, folded once as issued. Text in Yiddish, with photographic and line illustrations. A few minor closed tears and mild edge-wear to unbound numbers. Exceptionally good condition. Scarce.

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        Esquisse d'une psychologie du cinéma

      First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on Holland paper, deluxe edition. A tiny tear without gravity back foot, nice copy. Gallimard Paris 1946 21x28cm broché

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        Ink & Blood

      1946. First Edition . Signed. SZYK, Arthur. Ink & Blood. A Book of Drawings. New York: Heritage Press, 1946. Folio, publisherÂ’s full black morocco, patterned slipcase. $7500.Signed limited first edition, one of 1000 inscribed copies, this copy inscribed to Clarence Low and signed on the limitation page by Arthur Szyk. The artist has further inscribed and again signed the limitation page “To Clarence Low, the pioneer of ‘Ink and Blood,Â’ with love, Arthur Szyk. New Canaan, 1947.” In addition, three separately printed illustrations have been laid in loose, each inscribed to Clarence Low and signed by Szyk.A collection of SzykÂ’s wartime propaganda work, with 74 plates, several printed in color and mounted, the rest printed in duotone. The three additional signed illustrations include one that appears in the book entitled “Tears of Rage,” depicting an angry soldier, wearing the Star of David, holding a dying rabbi in his arms, and two of Jewish/Israeli content that do not appear in the book. With a foreword by Struthers Burt. A bit of light rubbing to publisherÂ’s morocco. A near-fine presentation copy, most desirable with three splendid additional signed illustrations laid in.

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        Autograph letter (draft) and autogr. manuscript (draft).

      No place and date, but after 1946. - 4to. Altogether (1+1 =) 2 pp. on 1 f. Draft letter written to the German and later British physical chemist and physicist Sir Francis Simon: "Many thanks for your letter which was very useful for me. As an expert member of the Fellowship Committee of the International Federation of University Women I have to examine the work of the applicants as far as they are related to physics. Of course, as Miss Hunts publication is not yet declassified I can not form any personal opinion of her. But from your letter written to me as well as from your and Dr. Kurtis testimonials attached to Miss Hunts application I infer that Miss Hunt can be recommended as a very suitable candidate for the fellowship for which she has applied [.]". - The manuscript deals with the photoelectric effect which was correctly described by Einstein in 1905 as the result of light energy being carried in discrete quantized packets. "In 1914, Robert Millikan's experiment confirmed Einstein's law on photoelectric effect. Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921 for 'his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect', and Millikan was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1923 for 'his work on the elementary charge of electricity and on the photoelectric effect'" (Wikipedia). - Small damage to edges, punched holes to one margin (slightly touching a few letters).

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        Manuscript Signed

      1946. Signed. CHURCHILL, Winston. Holograph manuscript signed. [London: no publisher, July/August, 1946]. Ten pages, measuring 7-1/2 by 9-1/2 inches, stationery embossed with House of Commons stamp on upper left of each sheet. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $19,500.ChurchillÂ’s own signed retained manifesto on Postwar German reconstruction, an original manuscript draft of a Labour Party report by William Wells, who had sided with Churchill as Leader of the Opposition, which also discusses denazification and the Potsdam agreement. Undoubtedly Churchill used what Wells wrote in this ten-page, 1200-word report in formulating his own Conservative PartyÂ’s policy on raising German morale and lowering the British cost of administering their zone in postwar Germany.This ten page manuscript is in the hand of William Wells (1908-1990) who represented Walsall (1945-1955) and Walsall North (1955-1974) as a member of the Labour Partry in the House of Commons. He was elected in the July 5, 1945 Labour landslide which resulted in Clement Attlee replacing Conservative Winston S. Churchill as Prime Minister.There was a Sub-Committee of the Select Committee set up by the House of Commons to make a report on expenditures in the British Zone in Germany. The Committee submitted its report in July 1946, concluding that the cost of supporting the British zone of Germany in the year 1946-1947 would be over £80 million, an amount Britain could not afford. In the report here offered, there are corrections, additions, and deletions by Wells, a member of the Select Committee, who ostensibly presented his final report to the Committee. It originally began “Your Committee has already drawnÂ….” Wells corrected it to read “The Sub-Committee have already drawnÂ….” Wherever he had penned “Your Committee,” he replaced “Your” with “The Sub-.” Later in the report, he replaced “we” with “the Sub-committee” and changed “your Committee” with “the Sub-“Committee.” The concluding paragraph originally began “To summarize our views on this question” it was changed to “To summarize the view of the S.C. on this questionÂ….” What appears to be the final draft of WellsÂ’ report was undoubtedly used by Churchill, Leader of the Opposition, as it more resembled his own party lines than the Labour PartyÂ’s.In debate on the floor of the House of Commons on November 27, 1946, William Wells makes it clear he opposed his Labour PartyÂ’s views and actions in the British zone of Germany. From his House of Commons speech: “For months everybody has emphasised that there can be no recovery in Germany so long as the export of coal is permitted. Everybody has known that for months. The Select Committee, of which I had the honour to be a Member, so reported; everybody agreed it was necessary, but nothing happened at all. Nothing happened for months, until a short time ago, when we were told that the export of coal from Germany was being progressively reduced. Now that is a good thing, but it is months too late…“I disagree with some of the statements made on this side of the House about the bad effects of unconditional surrender Â… Throughout this and all other Debates on this subject we have had a whole series of questions about the quality of the staff administering Germany. Nearly six months ago, the Select Committee recommended that the terms of service within the Control Commission should be assimilated to those of the Civil Service in this country Â… Six weeks ago, or less, I put down a Question to the Chancellor of the Duchy asking him what action was being taken to implement that recommendation of the Select Committee. The answer was that negotiations were going on between his Department and the Treasury, but that there were difficulties. There may be difficulties, but the difficulties in Whitehall and in St. JamesÂ’s Square, however great they may be, are as nothing compared with the difficulties that exist in Germany…“While I believe that in some ways a hard peace for Germany was necessary, I do wish to add my voice to the others raised on both sides of the House about the urgency of revising the Potsdam Agreement. I was in Essen some four months ago. The sullen hatred of the population of Essen, which they manifested towards us as we were passing in British Army cars, was a horrifying and an appalling thing. When you see the vast Krupps factory being wholly dismantled, taking away all the opportunities for earning an industrial livelihood from that population of 650,000 people, and when you appreciate that the whole of Europe is crying out for products such as steam engines which that factory was admirably qualified to build, you realise the full madness of the policy which we are now being forced to pursue of cutting off, on the one hand, the means of livelihood of the Germans, and, on the other, embarrassing the whole of the industrial reconstruction of Europe…”What Wells stated on November 27, 1946 in the House of Commons, about Potsdam, the “sullen hatred” at Essen, the Krupps factory being “dismantled,” and EuropeÂ’s need of steam engines are mentioned in this draft.Signed by Churchill at the upper right, WellsÂ’ report is titled “Increased Costs Resulting / From Lowered Morale.” In part, “The Sub-Committee have already drawn attention to the vicious spiral caused by the shortage of coal and the shortage of food, results on production, and to the consequential increase in the costs of the occupation to the British taxpayer Â…. The Sub-Committee were given convincing evidence of the constantly lowering morale of the German public within the Zone, and they must attempt to analyse the causes of this tendency Â…. Apart from the purely physical effects of the insufficient diet of the average German in reducing his powers of work, in undermining his resistance to disease which factor alone may at any time produce a crisis from which neither our occupation forces and officials nor the British people at home are likely to remain immune, and in increasing maternal mortality, the prospect of living not much above starvation levels must affect the attitude of the German, who in the past has lived fairly well and taken his food seriously, towards the whole of his life and work and, incidentally, towards the occupying powerÂ….“This lack of hope for the economic future of his country and himself is aggravated by the Potsdam agreement on reparations and the Level of Industry Plan. It is no part of the duty or the intention of the Sub Co to criticise the policy underlying these, but their consequences, coupled with the division of Germany into zones that are in practice separated economically as well as politically, do greatly aggravate the difficulties of administering the British Zone. The citizen of Hamburg, where employment has centered on the port, sees gantries being blown and docks dismantled; the inhabitant of Essen, where employment has centered on Krupp, witnesses rolling mills being dismantled and the manufacture of railway engines, for which the whole of Europe is crying out, prohibited Â….In these circumstances it is no wonder if German workers ‘go slow,Â’ if there are riots at Hamburg and sullen hatred at EssenÂ….“This consideration brings us to another extremely difficult problem, the policy of denazification. It is not for the S.C. to criticise either the policy [or] the methods of carrying it out in so far as these are laid down by quadripartite agreement. They can only record, in passing, that it scarcely makes for an efficient mining industry that no man who had been a Nazi can in 1946 be a foreman in a mine when in1945 no man could be a foreman unless he was a Nazi. The problem bristles with difficulties, for while on the one hand the greater part of the administrative and executive talent of Germany is precluded from use in administrative pr executive capacities at a time when it is so greatly needed, on the other, any attempt to dilute this policy would arouse fierce resentment in political and trade union circles. But on one aspect of this matter the S.C. feel compelled to comment forciblyÂ….“There are now approximately 40,000 persons confined in interment camps, none of whom have been there for over a year, without trial; and this number is increased from time to time, equally without trial and or denunciation. If part of the object of occupation is to attract the Germans to the British way of life, this is a singular method of setting about it, for the German cannot but feel that the new British intelligence service is but old Sicherheitsdienst [the intelligence service of the SS and the Nazi Party which supported the Gestapo] writ largeÂ….“Closely connected with the problem of denazification and, indeed, of the direct cist to the taxpayer, is a certain sense of frustration engendered by the absence of executive responsibility from such bodies as the Zonal Advisory Council. The German democrat feels that Germany should be governed by Germans and that he is the man for the job. By and large, he is not being allowed to do the job and is consequently impatient and resentful Â…. The Germans have, for the time being, to choose between the police state and the ineffectualness of the Weimar regime Â…. And elections equivalent to district and county council elections are to be held this year [elections were held in September and October 1946] Â…. In short, we must go as fast as we can in devolving administrative and executive responsibility on Germans, both in order to reduce the number of British staff employed and in order to train and get the best out of the Germans Â…. A certain amount of duplication is inevitable while Germans are being trained to take up posts now held by British staffÂ….“Another difficult problem is the continued absence of German prisoners of war. Here again, the Sub-CommitteeÂ’s terms of reference preclude discussion of policy. They can only record, without comment, that this matter is having as bad effect on German morale and is retarding the recovery of her economyÂ….“To summarize the views of the S.C. on this question, there is no doubt but that German morale is being lowered by a general sense of uncertainty of what the future holds for Germany. While in the main the causes of this state of affairs lie outside purely British control, it is essential, if the taxpayersÂ’ money is to be spent in moderation and invested well, that they should, so far as practicable, be removed.” Light fingerprint smudge at signature. Fine condition.

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        Portrait Photograph of Winston Churchill.

      1946. Contemporary silver gelatin photograph after an original oil painting by Birley signed "Winston Churchill" in black ink on the mount below the photo. Image size: 27.5 x 22 cm. Mount size: 38.5 x 30.5 cm approx. Very good condition. Light wearing and creasing to mount corners, light yellowing. A wonderful classic pose of Churchill dressed in suit and seated. Birley painted several highly regarded portraits of his friend Sir Winston Churchill (to whom he also gave painting lessons). Birley was probably the leading portraitist of his day, after his first royal commission in 1928, a portrait of George VI for the National Museum of Wales, he painted "virtually every member of the royal family including Queen Mary and George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip." (ODNB) He made four portraits of Churchill, the present one being the first, which was commissioned for the House of Commons. Birley and Churchill became good friends, with the artist encouraging the politician's efforts and accompanying him on painting jaunts to the South of France.

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        Photograph signed. Auden.

      1946. Signed. JACOBI, Lotte. Photograph signed. W.H. Auden. New York, circa 1946. Vintage gelatin silver print (measuring 11 by 14 inches), photographerÂ’s penciled signature and embossed stamp on lower right corner of print recto, penciled number and name on print verso. Handsomely matted and framed, entire piece measures 22 by 17 inches. $7500.Vintage gelatin silver print by Lotte Jacobi, signed by her with her embossed “New York” studio stamp in the lower right corner of print recto, her famed 1946 portrait of poet W.H. Auden, his face half in shadow, half in soft light, quietly intent on the open book in his hands.The photographs of Lotte Jacobi, one of the 20th-centuryÂ’s finest portraitists, “are celebrated for their directness, their penetrating immediacy, and their ability to convey the essence of the subject before her camera.” (Sundstrom, 1). JacobiÂ’s photographs captured the vibrancy of BerlinÂ’s Weimar culture before she was forced to flee Nazi Germany in the 1930s. In the 1940s her New York studio became a second home to many, like her, exiled by force or choice from their native lands. That sensitivity resonates in this famous portrait of British poet W.H. Auden, who often “depicted himself as a voyager” and in 1946, when this was taken, had just returned from “a visit to the war ruins of Europe” (Davenport-Hines, 1, 228). JacobiÂ’s artistry is especially powerful here in her photographÂ’s ability to protectively cloak the writer and his book from the world and yet, inexplicably, draw us into a “tacit rapport between viewer and image” (Sundstrom, 1). JacobiÂ’s vintage gelatin silver print, rarely found in this large 11 by 14-inch format, intuitively reveals that it was only “with books” that AudenÂ’s “hands took on a deftness and lost all the ineptitude they had with plates and cups” (Davenport-Hines, 234). With JacobiÂ’s trademark penciled signature at the lower right corner of the print recto, immediately beneath her embossed stamp: “Lotte Jacobi, New York.” Lightly penciled notations on print verso reading “#111” and identified “W.H. Auden.” See White, Lotte Jacobi 89; Wise, 65. From the estate of Lotte Jacobi.A fine signed print.

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        Aruba Netherlands West Indies. Long. 70 00" W ..... Lat. 12 - 30" N.

      1946. Color poster, pictographic / pictorial map, image 35 x 16 3/4 on sheet 18 1/4 x 36 3/4 inches. Professionally mounted on linen and restored, minimising tears (mostly in margins but a couple into the image); filled areas in the margins, not affecting the image area. A clean, bright image. A beautifully composed image with bird's eye view of the island, where small comic images enliven the imparting of information. The vignette illustrations in three corners of the map are more painterly in style, with cacti and a sea nymph (?). At the upper right corner is Senor Trade Wind. The silhouette border depicts sailing vessels and a profile of the island's activity. A most unusual map of this Caribbean island.

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      [New York{: Harper & Brothers, 1946. First edition, first printing. TItle and rear flyleaf a little stained from the rabbit fur, the box very lightly soiled, all-in-all an excellent copy. Scarce.. First edition, first printing. 16mo. (3 1/4" tall). With 16 color illustrations by Garth Williams. Bound in original publisher's boards covered with real rabbit fur, in the original color printed box with die-cut window exposing the little bear's tummy. "The diminutive 1946 rabbit-fur-bound edition had proven difficult to store (moths got into Harper's warehouse, destroying a large quantity of the first printing." (Marcus 33).

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        Little Island

      1946. First Edition . Signed. [BROWN, Margaret Wise]. MACDONALD, Golden (pseudonym) and WEISGARD, Leonard. The Little Island. Garden City: Doubleday, 1946. Oblong octavo, original half blue cloth and pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $1600.First edition of this award-winning picture book, with text by Margaret Wise Brown and color pictorial boards and 21 full-page color illustrations, signed by the illustrator, Leonard Weisgard.Kingfishers, butterflies and a little kitten explore the secrets of a beautiful island in this lushly illustrated children’s book. “Brown was a prolific writer and used several pseudonyms in addition to her own name, signing books as Golden MacDonald, Timothy Hay and Juniper Sage… The passionate energy with which she wrote and the casual way she selected and used pseudonyms reflect her personality as others knew it. The number of her books, as well as their appeal, contributed to her enormous sales; by the end of 1946 [the year in which this title was published]… some 835,000 copies of her books had been sold… Ironically, Brown’s productivity may have delayed formal recognition of her talent” (ANB). “Although Weisgard illustrated stories for numerous authors, he was known especially for his association with Margaret Wise Brown… Weisgard was a runner-up for the Caldecott Medal in 1946 for his illustrations to Little Lost Lamb and won the award in 1947 for The Little Island; Brown wrote both books under the pseudonym Golden MacDonald” (Britannica Online). Caldecott label affixed to front panel.Book about-fine with slight edge-wear, dust jacket extremely good with light toning to spine, closed tear to front panel, minor abrasions to rear panel, one tape repair to verso. A lovely signed copy.

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        The Hobbit

      George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1946. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. 1946. 4th impression. 310 pages. Pictorial jacket over green boards. This is the fourth impression of the 1st edition, published on war economy paper and before the 2nd edition of 1951. Name inscribed to front endpaper.Some slight spine lean. Colour frontis and prelims in good, clean condition. Mild spotting to page ends. Slight give to front and rear boards. Some softening to spine ends and browning to board edges.A price clipped dustjacket with a crease to inner flap.Many old tape repairs on the verso of the jacket. Externally only one tape repair at top of spine. Two small areas of loss to spine of jacket. Moderate rubbing to all edges. Overall, this is a neat and still attractive copy.

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      1946. First Edition . MORRIS, Wright. The Inhabitants. New York and London: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1946. Slim quarto, original pale green cloth, original dust jacket. $2500.First edition of this “first work in photofiction,” with 52 black-and-white photogravure plates of America at mid-century, an often haunting record of a people known by their imprint on the land.“Often called one of the nation’s most unrecognized writers,” Wright Morris was frequently compared to Faulkner and Cather for his “evocation of an idiosyncratic America” (New York Times). In addition to a legacy of 19 novels, Morris produced five books of photography, a passion first inspired by a 1938 cross-country trip where, in his words, he “saw the American landscape crowded with ruins I wanted to salvage.” In 1942, having won the “second Guggenheim Fellowship ever awarded in photography (the first had gone to Edward Weston in 1937),” he photographed a history he felt was disappearing. This groundbreaking “first work in photofiction” wedded Morris’ prose and a photographic focus that searched out not merely a nation’s people, “but their artifacts-objects (mostly of wood) bearing their imprint.” On seeing Morris’ images, Thomas Mann wrote him, praising these photographs so vivid with “the harsh beauty of ugliness, the romanticism of the commonplace, the poetry of the unpoetical” (Roth, 122). The Inhabitants would become the first of a trilogy by Morris, followed by The Home Place (1948) and God’s Country and My People (1968). Owner inscription to front dust jacket flap.Book fine; light edge-wear and soiling, some chipping and slight abrasions minimally affecting text on spine of extremely good, unrestored dust jacket.

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        Micromégas et Aventure Indienne.

      1 vol. grand in-8 carré reliure mosaïquée plein maroquin à motifs planétaires, dos à 5 nerfs, Librairie Le Triptyque, Paris, 1946 Intéressante reliure mosaïquée (non signée). Bon exemplaire. Français

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        Parfums et Parfumeurs

      1946. First Edition . (LEPAPE, Georges, illustrator) BLAIZOT, Pierre. Parfums et Parfumeurs. (Paris): Éditions a lÉtoile, (1946). Quarto, signatures loose as issued in original printed wrappers, original glassine, original gray suede portfolio and original gray suede slipcase. $1600.Limited first edition, number 309 of 500 copies on Vélin de Rives paper, with eight lovely color plates by Georges Lepape.Blaizot’s extensive essay on perfumes and perfume-makers includes chapters on the art of perfume-making, the history of perfumes, the historical relationship between perfume-makers and apothecaries, the symbolism of perfumes, olfactory memories, and “les parfums et l’amour.” French illustrator and costume designer Lepape was known for his fashion illustrations, which appeared regularly in Parisian periodicals such as Gazette du Bon Ton, Journal des Dames et des Modes, and Modes and Manieres d’Aujourd’hui, as well as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. This is one of 500 on Vélin de Rives paper, from a total edition of only 535 copies. Text in French. A few minor scratches to suede. Fine condition.

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        Eight Models. His new collection explained by Alice B. Toklas. Sketches by Ren

      Paris: Jean Cr

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        Miracle de la rose

      first edition printed in 475 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper. Binding to bradel editor "cartonnage" ecru, the author's name in red on the back. Pleasant copy despite the back very slightly discolored without gravity. L'arbalète Lyon 1946 23,5x28,5cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        Jacovleff and Other Artists. Alexandre Jacovleff, William Blake and Other Illustrators of Dante, Thomas Rowlandson, Aubrey Beardsley, Marcus Behmer, Arthur Rackham, Hermann Struck, Anne Goldthwaite.

      Paul A. Struck 1946 - FIRST EDITION, 99/200 COPIES signed by the author (from an edition of 2,000 copies), 60 plates reproducing work from the artists covered, pp. xiv, 235, 8vo, original quarter blue buckram with lilac boards, printed label to upper board, backstrip lettered in silver, top edge lilac, others untrimmed, a few handling marks and just a hint of wear to corners of lower board, very good.

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      MARDI. DOLLS. (PANORAMA) POCKET DOLLY BOOK by Jean Kell. NY: Capitol Pub. 1946. 4to, pictorial boards, FINE IN ORIGINAL PICTORIAL BOX (box VG with some rubbing at joints and lightly). The book opens accordion fashion to form a fabulous color illustrated double sided panorama. This is the story about a rag doll who has her first adventure in the real world with her family. Illustrated with bright colors by Mardi. Tucked into a slot in the font cover is a REAL HOME MADE RAG DOLL that wears a floral patterned dress and has orange hair tied with red ribbons. A well executed and charming book.

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        History Of Western Philosophy. and its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day.

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1946 - Octavo. Original grey and white cloth, spine lettered in yellow on brown. With the dust jacket. Edges a little spotted, but an excellent copy in an exceptional jacket, with only very minor rubbing around the edges and minimal marks to the white rear panel. 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, superbly, the island of Ibiza; they do not generally survive in anything approaching collectable condition. Simon & Schuster published the first US edition in the preceding year. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Stockholm / London: Zephyr Books, Continental Book Co. 1946. First Mervyn Peake edition. First Mervyn Peake edition. Original grey pictorial card covers printed in blue and red, with the original dustwrapper. A superb fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents spotlessly clean throughout and without previous owner’s inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the bright pictorial dustwrapper which has a few tiny nicks at the bottom of the spine and a single short closed tear to the top of the upper panel. Not price-clipped. A scarce item in this condition. A beautiful example of the first Mervyn Peake illustrated edition preceding the UK issued Alan Wingate edition by 8 years. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Fine presentation photo by Dorothy Wilding signed (The Queen Mother, 1900-2002, Queen of George VI)

      1946 - showing her three quarters length seated, wearing a casual dress with fur trim and simple pearls and a brooch, in original blue leather presentation frame with monogram at the head, 8" x 6½" in frame, 12½" x 9" overall, no place, no date c. From the collection of Major-General Sir Douglas KENDREW KCMG, CB, CBE, DSO, Governor of Western Australia 1963 - 1973. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reflexions sur la Question Juive

      Paris: Paul Morihien, 1946. First edition. Copy 103 of 120 numbered copies on pur fil Lafuma, the only limited issue. Binding by Alain Devauchelle, dated 2000, in dark brown diced goatskin, with a star of David inlaid in medium brown box calf, and title in beige box calf on the front cover, suede doublures and gardes, covers and back strip preserved, uncut, in chemise and slipcase. Fine.

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        Morts sans sépulture

      First edition, one of 60 numbered copies on vélin du Marais, tirage de tête.Two small marginal traces of fol to foot of spine and first cover, otherwise a very good copy. Marguerat Lausanne 1946 14,5x21,5cm broché

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        The Garden

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1946. Octavo. Original tan buckram, titles and illustration to front board and spine gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Vignettes by James Broom-Lynne. Light soiling to boards, an excellent copy. First edition, limited issue, number 305 of 750 copies signed by the author, published the same month as the trade issue (May 1946). A long poetical sequence on the author's favourite subject, "which tries to sum up her own horticultural aesthetic and is in some respects superior to its predecessor The Land" (ODNB).

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