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        Le trésor du bibliophile livres illustrés modernes 1875 à 1945 et souvenirs d‘un demi-siècle de bibliophilie de 1887 à 1945. 5 in 3 Bänden.

      Paris, L. Carteret, 1946-1948. 4°. Mit zahlr. Abbildungen. Zus. über 1500 S., HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. a. 5 Bünden m. goldgepr. Rückentiteln u. den eingeb. OUmschlägen. Erstausgabe. - Einbände (bes. Rückenkanten) beschabt. Eine Rückenkante geklebt. Schwach gebräunt, sonst innen sauberes Exemplar. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Carteret, Le trésor du bibliophile livres illustrés modernes 1875 à 1945 et souvenirs d‘un demi-siècle de bibliophilie de 1887 à 1945, Französische Literatur, Frankreich

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      [Arkham House] no date [but c.1946], [Sauk City] - [Sauk City]: [Arkham House] no date [but c.1946]. Very Good. 1946. First Edition. Softcover. First edition. Mays list #13. Printed wrappers [about 4" x 5.75"], saddle-stapled, 24 pages. Short top edge tear to the oversize rear cover else a Near Fine copy. . [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Grosset & Dunlap, [1946]., New York - First edition thus. Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the film starring Robert Montgomery as Marlowe and directed by him as well. Presentation inscription by Robert Montgomery, "For Jack Cordes, With many thanks and all good wishes. This was my first directorial job. Robert Montgomery, March 1965." Jack Cordes was a long time book collector of mysteries and crime, sci-fi, and genre fiction whose collection was initially disbursed in 2012. He was also big on books-into-film titles as well and was in a position to get books inscribed by some major Hollywood figures. Fine, bright copy in lightly rubbed dust jacket with light wear to foot of spine and corners, and a few small closed tears and nicks to the extremities, else an attractive copy. There is no fading with this copy. The front and rear dust jacket panels have pictures of Montgomery, Lloyd Nolan, Audrey Totter, and a scene from the film. In addition to Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan, Leon Ames, and Jayne Meadows also starred in the film. After a lady is found drowned in the lake, dead bodies begin to pile up, unrelated story lines twist around each other, police corruption is exposed, and the sleazy underbelly of 1940s Los Angeles is revealed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Degas et Son Oeuvre (Complete in 4 Vols.)

      Paris: Paul Brame et C.M. De Hauke/Arts et Metiers Graphiques, 1946. Original wraps. Near Fine. A handsome example of the complete 4 volume set, essentially the Catalogue Raisonne of Edgar Degas. #571 of 980 copies issued, this exhaustive 1946 compilation is in crisp, very sharp condition. Bright and Fine folios in uniform, printed gray wrappers. Each volume also includes a matching gray chemise and gray card slipcase. The chemises show just a touch of staining at the spines and the slipcases are very sturdy and solid. Internally, the set is clean as could be as well, with no writing or markings of any kind to any of the volumes.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Norimberk: Zlocin A Soud

      Svet V Obrazech, Prague 1946 - Quarto. Unpaginated. [64]pp. Original photo-illustrated wrappers. A striking pictorial documentation of the 1945/46 Nuremberg Trial. Profusely illustrated throughout with photographic sepia-toned gravure reproductions of courtroom proceedings as well as war scenes and Nazi leaders (Nuremberg in ruins, party conventions, and high-ranking NSDAP party officials such as Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess, Baldur von Schirach, Hitler, and others). Includes two maps and few excerpts of handwritten documents. Text in Czech. Light wear along edges of wrappers and spine, small chips and very light creasing. Minor rubbing of endpapers. Wrappers and interior in overall good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Romanzo Nero. Tav. V]

      Roma, Ediz. Villa Giulia, 1946 - Litografia mm. 200x272, firmata sulla lastra e a lapis con numerazione dall'A. Tiratura di 80 es. numerati (il ns. es. n. 64) più 10 con lettere da A a L. L'incisione faceva parte di una cartella a cura di Libero de Libero e di Enrico Galassi riportando alla memoria l'episodio di cronaca della prostituta assassinata e fatta a pezzi nella pineta del Tombolo.

      [Bookseller: TABERNA LIBRARIA - ALAI - ILAB]
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        Khors 1: krasne pys'menstvo ta mystetstvo (The ukrainian magazine of literature and arts. La revue ukrainienne de la Litter- ature et des arts. Die ukrainische zeitschrift für schoene Literatur und Kunst.)

      Vydavnytstvo "ukrains'ke slovo, [Regensburg] 1946 - Octavo (20 × 14 cm). Original pictorial wrappers with vignette to rear wrapper; [4], 192 pp. illustrations and portraits. Wrappers lightly worn; text toned due to paper stock; front and rear wrappers beginning to detach along crease. A literary anthology of astounding breadth and ambition, issued by Ukrainian stateless Displaced Persons (DPs) located in camps near Munich, Germany following WWII. "The motto of Khors is taken out of a poem by Yuriy Klen, in which the Ukraine, the child of the god Khors, is being compared with the sunflower that always faces the sun [.] The motto of Khors: only such artistic creations are of importance, the creator of which possesses his own world in himself and reflects it by means of his own irreproducible methods." In addition to original Ukrainian prose and lyric poetry, such as from the previously unpublished archive of Yevhen Malaniuk, much of which reflected the tribulations of the war era, it contains translations of works by Hemingway ("The Killers"), Friedrich Hölderlin, Petrarch, Federico Garcia Lorca, Karel Schulz and many others. KVK, OCLC show copies at the French National Library, Hoover, Indiana, Minnesota, NYPL, Urbana Champaign, and Alberta and Ottawa Universities. Not in Luczkiw. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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        Matthew Flinders' Narrative of his Voyage in the Schooner Francis 1798

      Golden Cockerel Press, London 1946 - A superb copy of this Golden Cockerel Press edition, limited to 750 copies, with a battered slipcase, usually not present. Preceded & followed by notes on Flinders, Bass, the Wreck of the Sydney Cove, etc. by Geoffrey Rawson. Lge 4to, 100pp, teg, frontis & (i) ills. in text by John Buckland Wright, and a map. No. 509 of 750 copies. Fine in original green buckram boards, gilt decoration on cover and title on spine. Early owner signature in pencil at ffep. In original publisher's slipcase, slt rubbed, missing the bottom panel. OCLC: 13444433. Trove 2874149. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rèflexions sur la Question Juive

      Paris: Paul Morihien, 1946. 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.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Animal Farm

      Harcourt, Brace and Co, New York 1946 - Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Price clipped. All four corners of the jacket flaps. clipped. Light wear to the jacket extremities and some light rubbing to the black portions of the jacket. Light soiling to the rear panel. First issue dust jacket with no mention of "Printed in the USA" on the rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books, ABAA]
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        Tous les hommes sont mortels. Roman. (Tirage de tête, n°VII, sur vélin).

      - S.l., Gallimard, s.n. [Paris, 1946]. In-8, plein maroquin bleu turquoise janséniste, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés (rel. Garric-Bouville), 359, (1) p. d'achevé d'imprimer. Edition originale, en tirage de tête, de cette fable philosophique qui traverse l'histoire européenne, l'un des romans les plus réussis de Simone de Beauvoir dans lequel on a cru voir le développement des implications politiques de l’éthique existentialiste. Un des 55 exemplaires de tête sur vélin pur fil, celui-ci n°VII. (Francis & Gontier, 'Les écrits de Simone de Beauvoir', p. 138). Bel exemplaire, bien relié, non rogné, couverture et dos conservés. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
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        Photograph Album relating to U.S. Military Forces, the Burma Road & the India-Burma-China Petroleum Pipeline during World War II.

      1942- 1946. Photo album 11 x 10 inches containing 153 photos ranging in size from 2 x 3 inches to 4 x 5 inches. Very good condition. The photographs are in very good condition; there are six color photographs on the first three pages where the color has a uniformly yellow tint. An album of photos (153 total) relating to U.S. presence in Burma and China with the building of the Burma Road and to the work of the 780 Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company. There are three sections of photos (see below). In the first section photos are captioned. At the back of the album is written the name John Barry Williams with dates 6/23/42 - 1/15/46. Also included is a map of Burma on sheet 14 x 9 3/4 inches with Note in the lower margin "This Map Published according to the approval of the Special Press Advisor Lahore vide his Memo No. 162/2838-P.B. Dated 30th. Janu 1943." "China" 6 sepia (or faded color) photos 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches - views of the Burma Road and one photo of "Washburn and Jap Flag - Standing on Air Compression Tank."48 black and white photos each approx. 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches with some 2 x 3 inches - Kunming, Tsuyung, agricultural work, women and children working on the Burma Road, more views of the Road some with military vehicles, the Salween River Bridge, the Kunming Valley "780 engineer Petroleum Distribution Co. Pipeline. India - Burma - China 1944 & 1945" Sub-heading "India" 7 black and white photos each approx. 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches with 4 which are 2 x 3 inches, photos of the platoon Sub-heading "Burma" 5 black and white photos Sub-heading "India" 3 black and white photos Sub-heading "China" 74 black and white photos "Burma and China" 10 black and white photos 4 x 5 inches.

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        Die Türme des Beg Begouja. Roman. Mit Zeichnungen von Alfred Kubin.

      102 (2) Seiten mit Zeichnungen von Alfred Kubin. 4, gebundene Ausgabe, Original roter Halbmaroquin-Einband mit goldgeprägtem Titel auf dem Buchrücken, Farbkopfschnitt. ledihlich der Einband an den Rändern lichtschattig, ansonsten das Buch sauber und frisch, das Buch wurde in der Ver sacrum mit der Hand gesetzt und gedruckt von der Firma A. Holzhausens Nfg., Wien, im Jahre 1946. 150 Exemplare wurden in einer Vorzugsausgabe hergestellt, numeriert und vom Dichter Oskar Maurus Fontana und Graphiker Alfred Kubin signiert. Dies ist die Nr. 103. Oskar Maurus Fontana (* 13. April 1889 in Wien - + 4. Mai 1969 ebenda) war ein österreichischer Erzähler, Dramatiker, Lyriker, Theaterkritiker und Journalist. Alfred Leopold Isidor Kubin (* 10. April 1877 in Leitmeritz/Böhmen - + 20. August 1959 in Zwickledt/Österreich) war ein österreichischer Grafiker, Schriftsteller und Buchillustrator.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Past All Dishonor

      1946. CAIN, James M. Past All Dishonor. H.N. Swanson, [circa 1946]. Quarto, original mimeographed typescript measures 8-1/2 by 11 inches, bound with brads, original black wrappers, 185 leaves with typescript on recto only (paginated at 183), paper label affixed to front wrapper. $1650.Advance mimeographed typewritten draft of CainÂ’s Civil War crime novel, a favorite of CainÂ’s for its use of “the old switcheroo,” in manuscript format for submission to Hollywood studios, preceding the 1946 publication of his novel and containing parts changed in the final published edition.Submitted by James M. CainÂ’s agents at H.N. Swanson to Hollywood studios at the height of his career, this early manuscript of Past All Dishonor contains elements altered in the final published novel. Though it would ultimately be one of the few Cain novels not filmed, the novel, published in 1946, remained one of the writerÂ’s favorite works, expressing a theme that defined his art—the excitement of chasing a dream and the ruin hidden in its capture. Years later Cain recalled the novel with particular pride, particularly its use of “the old switcheroo” that was perfected in this story of Civil War deserter, a prostitute and a train robbery. “This was a very nice situation,” he noted, “and I was able to top it, and thatÂ’s always what you try to doÂ… You pull it, you switch it, you top it” (Paris Review). H.N. Swanson, CainÂ’s literary agency, also represented writers such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Raymond Chandler. See Hubin, 62. Interior fine; several tiny closed tears to original fragile wrappers in near-fine condition. A unique and memorable piece of literary and film history.

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        La dame aux camélias. Illustrations de Pallavicini

      8vo., original pink stiff card wrappers with glassine and slipcase. Spine sunned otherwise a very good copy. First edition thus, limited to 1060 copies, this letter "C" of 10 "ad personam" lettered copies. The limitation calls for these copies to have three original signed plates but this only has two with no sign of a third being excised. Inscribed "A ma tres chere Fleur de Federico 26 August 50." Fleur Cowles toured Europe after WW2 researching printing techniques for her projected new magazine Flair. "With delight, in Paris, Rome and Milan I studied the techniques and presses, sought out handmade papers, talked with designers. I returned enriched by their experience and genuine helpfulness. I found a brought with me Prince Pallavicini, a gifted artist-designer escapee from Hungary whom I found in Milan, and for whom I arranged a stateless person's passport."

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Photograph signed. Auden.

      , 1946. 1946. Signed. JACOBI, Lotte. Photograph signed. W.H. Auden. New York, circa 1946. Vintage gelatin silver print (measuring 11 by 14 inches), photographer

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        Southern Arabia a journey through southern Rub el Khali October 1945 to February 1946.

      London, 1946. - Colour-printed map (66 x 46 cm). Not in Al Ankary; Al-Qasimi.

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        Case No. 5 The United States of America against Friedrich Flick, Otto Steinbrinck, Odilo Burkart, Konrad Kaletsch, Bernhard Weiss, and Hermann Terberger Defendants

      Nuremberg: 1946-1947. Hardcover. Very Good. olio, 57 volumes, containing thousands of pages of the mimeographed transcript of the trial, in English, on rectos only. Photostats, many folding, of original Nazi documents, and photographs of Flick's facilities, utilized in the trial laid in to several volumes, these transcripts were the daily translated transcripts produced each day for the use of the military tribunal, there are a variety of paper stocks employed. The present set was likely the personal set of presiding judge Charles B. Sears. Several volumes bear groupings of pages marked "Judge Sears." There are numerous manuscript notes, and commentary throughout the text, presumably in the hand of Judge Sears. Bound in later black buckram, ex-library, call numbers on spines, rubberstamps, else in very good condition. The volumes contain the indictment, testimony, documents, closing statements and briefs, defense motions and final pleas of each defendant. With pamphlet (see image above), outlining the case, names of the defendants, prosecution and defense teams, the judges, and the indictment of the accused, bound in to front of first volume. The Flick trial and the evidence gathered for its prosecution is important for establishing the insidious, symbiotic relationship and complicity of German business interests and the Nazi Party. Without the active and willing participation of Flick and others Hitler would never have come to power and been able to sustain his hold over Germany and the lands he conquered. People like Flick made it happen. Flick was complicit in the sickening "economics of death" constructed by Wilhelm Keppler and Heinrich Himmler, involving the use of slave labor as a part and parcel of "the final solution," from which Flick profited enormously during the Nazi years. The United States of America vs. Friedrich Flick, et al, was the fifth of twelve Nazi war crimes trials held by United States authorities in their occupation zone in Germany after World War II. It was the first of three trials of leading industrialists of Nazi Germany; the two others were the IG Farben Trial and the Krupp Trial. These trials were all held before American military tribunals. The Flick trial was one of the 12 Subsequent Nuremberg Trials of the military, political, and economical leadership of Nazi Germany, held after the Nuremberg Trials, the Trial of the Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal, the most well-known trials which tried 22 of the most important captured Nazis. Like the other trials, the Flick trial took place at the Palace of Justice. The defendants in this case were Friedrich Flick and five other high-ranking directors of Flick's group of companies, Flick Kommanditgesellschaft, or Flick AG. The charges centered on various war crimes, slave labor, plunder, "aryanization" of the property of Jews and others, but Flick and the most senior director, Otto Steinbrinck, were also charged for their membership in the "Circle of Friends of Himmler." The circle was a group of influential German industrialists and bankers - founded early in 1932 at Hitler's suggestion by his economic advisor Wilhelm Keppler and taken over by Himmler in 1935 - members of the circle contributed a million Reichsmark annually to finance the activities and policies of the SS. The money was donated to a "Special Account S" in favor of Heinrich Himmler. Flick himself contributed 100,000 Reichsmark to this fund annually. The Circle participated in effecting Hitler's rise to power and made plans for the reorganization of the German economy in accordance with Hitler's plans. Thereafter the Circle met regularly, up to and including 1945, with Himmler, Keppler, and other high government officials, and was a means of maintaining close cooperation between the largest business and industrial enterprises on the one hand, and the German Government, Nazi Party, and the SS on the other. The judges in this case, heard before Military Tribunal IV, were Charles B. Sears (pr

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        Norimberk: Zlocin A Soud

      Prague: Svet V Obrazech, 1946. First printing. Softcover. g+ to vg. Quarto. Unpaginated. [64]pp. Original photo-illustrated wrappers. A striking pictorial documentation of the 1945/46 Nuremberg Trial. Profusely illustrated throughout with photographic sepia-toned gravure reproductions of courtroom proceedings as well as war scenes and Nazi leaders (Nuremberg in ruins, party conventions, and high-ranking NSDAP party officials such as Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess, Baldur von Schirach, Hitler, and others). Includes two maps and few excerpts of handwritten documents. Text in Czech. Light wear along edges of wrappers and spine, small chips and very light creasing. Minor rubbing of endpapers. Wrappers and interior in overall good+ to very good condition.

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      First edition, one of 220 numbered copies on white vellum Marais deluxe edition.Rare and beautiful copy. Calmann-Lévy Paris 1946 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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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        American Portraits.Pictures by Enit Kaufman

      New York: Henry Holt, 1946 - First Edition. Canfield wrote the text, short profiles of various people, including herself. This is an exceptional presentation copy; inscribed by the author, ÒFor Mary and Norman Rockwell, With affectionate greetings from their friend and neighbor Dorothy Canfield Fisher. January 1947.Ó Laid into this copy is the publisherÕs invoice to Fisher, noting to Òcharge against royalty.Ó A fine association; Rockwell moved to Arlington, Vermont in 1939. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Sad Autograph Letter Signed ('E. M. Forster') to Miss Jordan (Edward Morgan, 1879-1970, Novelist & Essayist, Author of 'A Passage to India')

      1946 - saying that he would be "glad if you would come over one day in the early half of next week, and put our dear old cat away . he is quite happy and cheerful, and I don't want to upset him by a journey to Dorking, so please will you bring the necessary apparatus with you .", 1 side 8vo. West Hackhurst, Abinger Hammer, 18th October very small hole in central crease not affecting the text From 1925 until his mother's death at age 90 on 11 March 1945, Forster lived with her at West Hackhurst, Abinger Hammer, the house designed by his father and later occupied by his aunt Laura. He left finally for Cambridge in November 1946, after the landlord refused to renew the lease. His London base was 26 Brunswick Square from 1930 to 1939, after which he rented 9 Arlington Park Mansions in Chiswick until at least 1961.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Blakeney Griffin Booksellers Ltd]
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