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         ALL THE KING'S MEN

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1946. First edition. Octavo. Stated first edition on copyright page, with first state dustjacket that presents Sinclair Lewis blurb on rear panel (later states would shift this to rear flap). VG/VG. Some slight rubbing to edges of boards. Dustjacket, now protected in clear mylar overlay, is chipped at extremities and spine ends, with a 1/2" chip at bottom of spine. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Old bookshop sticker on rear pastedown. Slight age-toning throughout; but book interior is clean and tight. WD Consignment. Shelve in: Case #2. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books ]
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         La Rapée. Vingt-trois pointes sèches d'André Jacquemin.

      Editions du Pavois, Paris 1946 - Un volume in-4 (34 cm x 27 cm), 84 pp. Vingt-trois pointes sèches d'André Jacquemin. Sept in-texte, huit bandeaux et huit culs-de-lampe. Un des quinze exemplaires marqués H.C. sur papier pur chiffon des papeteries d'Arches, comprenant une suite des gravures. En feuilles sous couverture rempliée et étui de l'éditeur (légers frottements à l'étui). Parfait état intérieur. Pour plus de détails sur cet ouvrage, consultez notre blog Paris-Libris et pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         The Novels Of Jane Austen in 2 volumes.

      Oxford At The Clarendon Press 1946 - 2 volumes bound in full red morocco, five raised bands, compartments, gilt lettering to spine, all edges gilt. Complete works, Pride and Prejudice; Sense and Sensibility; Northanger Abbey; Mansfield Park; Persuasion; Emma. The text based on collation of the early editions by R.W. Chapman. India paper ediions. Overall VG, some wear to the front hinge extremities, but the binding still good and firm, Aside from some offsetting to the endpapers, a very attractive and presentable set. 10673 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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         The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

      New York: Doubleday Doran Limited Editions, 1946. Signed Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Signed and dated by Salvador Dali on the limitation page; this copy is #283 out of 1,000. Near Fine with fading to the spine cloth and a light bump to the top inner corner of the front board, in a Very Good slip case with a small patch of wear to the front cover, a small indent to the title label and a bit of chipping and wear along the folds. A lovely copy, signed by the illustrator.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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         A Guide Book of United States Coins, 1947, 1st edition

      Whitman, Racine 1946 - R. S. Yeoman: A Guide Book of United States Coins, 1947, 1st edition, first printing, tight binding, spine and front board gilt full. A fine example of the first Red Book. Inscription in black ink on front flyleaf reads "Property of Cincinnati Numismatic Association Cincinnati Ohio Nov 22nd 1946" indicating the earlier (1946) print date of the 1947 edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Davis]
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         La main coupée

      Denoël 1946 - - Denoël, Paris 1946, 12x18,5cm, relié sous étui. - Edition originale, un des 45 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil Lafuma, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein maroquin bordeaux, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, étui bordé de maroquin bordeaux, intérieur de feutrine rouge, plats de papier à la cuve, reliure signée de Bichon. Rare et bel exemplaire agréablement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First Edition, one of 45 numbered copies on pure Lafuma thread, head print. Bound in full morocco burgundy, smooth back, golden tail date, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded head, covers and back preserved, case bordered with burgundy morocco, red felt inside, paper plates, bookbinding signed by Bichon. Rare and beautiful copy pleasantly established. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         Portfolio: An Intercontinental Quarterly Volume III, Spring 1946 (Including the poem "20 Tanks from Kasseldown")

      Washington, DC: Black Sun Press, 1946. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Volume III, Spring 1946. Complete in 31 broadsides (numbered 1-28, with Book reviews, plus "Cover Leaf" and "Foreleaf") in fragile yellow wraps with pockets. One of approximately 1000 copies. Krumhansl 1. Very Good overall. Wraps, as is typical, are in fair shape-- split, foxed, and chipped. Occaisional corner bumping, edge chipping, and slight creasing to broadsides; foxing spot on TOC page. Bukowski broadside lightly foxed with a bit of edge wear. Apart from being a literary magazine composed of beautifully-printed broadsides with Henry Miller as its prose editor, this issue is quite scarce complete, featuring contributions from such 20th Century luminaries as Henry Miller, Sartre, Boyle, Genet, Garcia Lorca, Rexroth, and the first separate publication of Charles Bukowski, preceding his first book, Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail, by 14 years.

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         "So it's you, Ethel! How many times must I tell you not to phone me during working hours?": Original cartoon drawing, pen and wash on board, signed and dated lower left, captioned in lower margin

      London: Published in "Punch", 1946. 1 vols. Image 12 x 8-1/2 inches. Fine. 1 vols. Image 12 x 8-1/2 inches. Cartoon Original by Martin. A traditional admonition, this time addressed to his wife by a burglar. Martin, a Londoner, was a contributor to a number of English magazines, including Punch, in the 1930s-40s.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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         FIRST TERM AT MALORY TOWERS

      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1946. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good/Fine. Illustrated by Lloyd, Stanley. Almost very good condition in a fine dustwrapper. Yellow cloth, green titles and vignette. Blue and green pictorial endpapers. B/w illustrations. 153 pages. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Browning at top and tail of spine. Loss of colour from front and rear pastedowns although no sign of damp. Name and address in ink on half-title and verso of contents page. Occasional fingermarks to margins and a few foxspots to but contents generally clean.Wrapper extensively repaired with clear tape on both front and verso with some loss at corners. [S]

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         The Hollow.

      London Collins 1946 - First edition, 8vo., original red cloth, a fine copy, dust-jacket, small mark to upper panel, slight toning visible to lower panel, but overall a very good copy, un-clipped and with none of the fading that plagues many copies. A Hercule Poirot novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Collected Poems 1909-1935.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1946 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First US edition, later issue, signed by the author on the title page, "Inscribed for / Miss Christine Gibson / by T.S. Eliot / 14.v.47." Gallup A32 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         L' anarchico e il collettivista

      ROMA: Bottega dell' Antiquario, 1946. IED. Brossurato. BUONO. 11 17,5. Vetrina minima. Sentieri USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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         Winston Churchill

      February 20, 1946. Artwork Signed by the artist in Hebrew in white ink, one page, 14.75” x 20.5”. [Palestine], February 20, 1946. Original artwork in black pen and ink depicting Churchill wearing helmet, cigar in mouth, about to look through his binoculars. Creases, folds, and foxed. "Victory” (“Netzachon”) in red Hebrew letters at bottom. Good condition.“Victory” was published in English by Little, Brown & Co. on August 7, 1946. It was the last volume of Churchill’s war speeches, delivered from January through August, 1945.

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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         AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI

      Philosophical Library, New York 1946 - 498 pages. Cloth bound in good condition; General modest age toning, light soil and wear; A few light stains to the page edges. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: By The Way Books]
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         AUGUST DERLETH, WRITING BIO 1926-1946; ARKHAM CATALOG, 1946; EPHEMERA, VERY RARE!

      AUGUST DERLETH: TWENTY YEARS OF WRITING 1926-1946 Publisher: Arkham House, 1946[Sauk City, Wisconsin]. size: ( 4 inches by 5 3/4 inches). pp. [1-2] 1-20 [21-22: blank] [final leaf is a blank], printed wrappers. First edition. Small promotional booklet providing biographical and bibliographical data on Derleth "prepared by the staff of Arkham House. [i.e. Derleth], to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of August Derleth's initial appearance in print, the May 1926 issue of Weird Tales. " Near Fine copyIn Addition: There are two pieces of advertisement as seen in the picture above. Advertisement for And the Darkness FallsBooks From Arkham House 1946 Very Good. Soft cover booklet titled BOOKS FROM ARKHAM HOUSE 1946. Edited by August Derleth. Books to be published included Ray Bradbury classic Dark Carnival, A.E.Van Vogt's SLAN, Robert E. Howard's Skull-Face and Others, plus many other classics. Light soiling to covers, otherwise in very good condition.In Addition: The Mailing Envelope sent by Paul Spencer, in Arkham House mailer to Hugo winner Harry Warner Jr. Awards Hugo Awards (1969, 1972, 1993), First Fandom Hall of Fame awardNotable works:All Our YesterdaysA Wealth of FableSpacewaysHorizons

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         North & South

      Houghton Mifflin, New York 1946 - First edition, second printing, one of 500 copies. [viii], 54 pp. 8vo. Bishop's first book, signed. Signed by the author on the title-page. Bishop's first book, winner of the Houghton Mifflin Poetry Award. The publishers asked Bishop to submit a manuscript for the prize after reading her "Songs for a Colored Singer" in the Fall 1944 issue of Partisan Review. This is the second printing of 500 copies, which appeared the same year as the initial printing of 1000. The collection was reprinted, along with A Cold Spring, as her second collection in 1955. Signed copies of any printing of this first edition are rarely encounterd in the market. MacMahon A1 Original blue cloth, decorated lettering in silver, with silver compass rose to upper cover, dust-jacket by Samuel Hanks Bryant. Vertical line offset to endpapers from jacket flap, hint of wear to board extremities; jacket with some chips and tears, rubbing and a bit of toning to jacket spine, price-clipped, but a better example than often found First edition, second printing, one of 500 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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         The Stork Club Bar Book

      Rinehart & Company 1946 - First edition, first printing. Very Good or better with light fading to cloth at edges and darkening at gutters, offsetting to end sheets from binder's glue, else a nice copy in a Very Good dust jacket with publisher's price intact, light fading to the spine panel and rear flap fold, light rubbing at extremities and a scrape to the front panel at the spine joint which has been mended with tape from the verso. A nice copy, uncommon in the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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         Hong Kong South Sheet. Hong Kong North Sheet. G.S.G.S. 3961.

      Reprinted from HIND 1015 Mar 1946 edition by War Office.1949. - 2 large folded colour maps of the Hong Kong and surrounding region. Scale 1:80,000. South Sheet 75 x 101, folded 50.5 x 37.5cm. North Sheet 76 x 104.5, folded 38.1 x 52cm. Both maps in very good condition. These large detailed maps show a very different Hong Kong and the New Territories from that of today. Most of the area of the map shows a rural world with only Chung Wan or Victoria and a relatively small section of Kowloon urbanised. The key further emphasises this indicating villages, hamlets & buildings; roads, jeepable tracks; animal tracks, footpaths etc.

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         BIBLIOGRAPHIE DE L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DE PLINE L'ANCIEN

      Paris: LES BELLES LETTRES, 1946. BROSSURA. BUONO. 17 26. COLLECTION D'ETUDES LATINES. SERIE SCIENTIFIQUE USATO

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         [Archive]: British Liberation Army Electrician

      England, Belgium, 1946. Near Fine/Near Fine. An archive of 110 photographs, six diaries, two business cards, a fuel ration book, and a page of notes all housed in a small leather makeup case kept by a soldier electrician's wife during World War II. All items very good with curled edges on the photographs and some small tears and age toning.An archive of ephemera kept by an electrician, Arthur Charles Payne, serving with the British Liberation Army between 1943 and 1946. All the items were kept by his wife, "Kay (Kathleen)," after being sent the diaries and photos once they were completed and kept in a leather makeup case. The diaries begin in 1943 and are small daily "note-a-day" style books discussing the day to day of Payne's life in the army. Some of the diaries are dedicated to his wife and all of them request they be returned to his wife if found. Payne began his training at Bovington Camp in January of 1943 learning to repair tanks. The camp was used beginning in 1937 as a training facility for driving and maintenance. These entries discuss his early training as well as leaves taken, phone calls with Kay, and his daily life at the camp. A typical entry reads, "Practical test this morning. Disposal lecture 49.4%. 3rd class electrics recommended 2nd. Packing for my departure." An entry from March 1943 simply reads, "making arrangements for wedding" when he married Kay in London and they took a short honeymoon before he returned to his duties. The second diary continues into 1944 with similar entries discussing crashed planes, trips to the "pictures," and his work. A charming entry on September 5th reads, "Kathleen's birthday, my darling wife. Wherever I may be on this day I shall be thinking of her, loving her more and more -- happy birthday. Many happy returns of the day my pet -- I love you dearly." He was assigned to overseas duty in mid-1944 and the diary ends then with a note reading, "handing this diary over to my wife for safe keeping. If anything should happen to me all I have is her. I hope nothing will. I love her dearly, she is so sweet. May I come back for her sake. Love her, she does work too hard though. God bless her."A diary stamped "Agenda 1944" is hand titled "Souvenir of Watteren, Belgium British Liberation Army June 22nd 1944 to ---- West Yorkshire Regt 269 Forward Special Delivery Squadron." He begins, "our first sighting of France, smoldering buildings, some explosions from the shore, huge masses of ships on either side down the coast a little way battleships, bombarding shore batteries." Later he writes, "saw our first Jerry plane, heavy ack ack." Later he writes, "a dog fight overhead & ack ack fire, Jerry got away." Many of the entries discuss crashes, overhead dogfights, and the ever present ack ack fire. When he wasn't busy with the war he used his leisure time to go to the movies, write home, and play cards with other soldiers. Payne was in Belgium for the liberation and stayed through the rest of year and into 1945. Once the war was over Payne participated in the British Army of the Rhine which was involved in operations in occupied Germany. Most of the photographs featured here are from his time in Germany after the war which show uniformed men with Army equipment, refugees, and captured enemy equipment. Almost every photo is captioned in detail on the verso. Also included is a photograph of Kay encase in plastic with a dried four leaf clover, a lucky charm used by Payne during his tour of duty.An interesting collection of diaries and photographs detailing a British soldier's time during World War II.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         L'aigle à deux têtes

      - Gallimard, Paris 1946, 12x18,5cm, relié sous étui. - Prima edizione, una copia del servizio stampa. Binding metà dolore melanzane con angoli, leggermente scoloriti con quattro nervi, parte del titolo e il nome dell'autore del dolore rosso, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, copertine e dorsi conservati, testa dorata , contemporaneo di legame. La nostra copia viene presentato in un caso a metà melanzane Marocco, piatti carta marmorizzata e una cassa rivestita con il Marocco piatti melanzane di carta marmorizzata. autografo Eccezionale firmato da Jean Cocteau a Jean Jeanne pseudonimo vela Loviton arricchito da un disegno in inchiostro blu che rappresenta il volto di un giovane uomo di profilo con un confronto, un aquila a due teste. Muse insaziabilmente cantato e amato dai suoi amanti Henriot, Giraudoux, Saint John Perse e molti altri, un avvocato e romanziere di costumi libertini, Jean Barca a vela - il cui vero nome è Jeanne Loviton - ha avuto un impatto duraturo del suo sulfureo fascino letterario di Parigi XX secolo. E 'stata anche la grande appassionato di Paul Valéry fino alla morte del poeta. Cocteau è stato ricevuto nel 1930 nell'appartamento di esso a 5 in via Champigny, e si rende conto che l'invio di bella penna all'inizio di gennaio 1947 per la musa letteraria, compreso Mauriac anche dire che "lei era l'ultimo carattere romantico in questo tempo ". copia Eccezionale arricchito con un autografo importante firmato e un disegno originale di Jean Cocteau Jean vela indirizzata. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure en demi chagrin aubergine à coins, dos très légèrement décoloré à quatre nerfs, pièce de titre et nom de l'auteur de chagrin rouge, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure de l'époque.  Notre exemplaire est présenté sous un étui en demi maroquin aubergine, plats de papier marbré et un étui bordé de maroquin aubergine et plats de papier marbré. Exceptionnel envoi autographe signé de Jean Cocteau à Jean Voilier pseudonyme de Jeanne Loviton enrichi d'un dessin à l'encre bleue représentant le visage d'un jeune homme de profil avec, en regard, un aigle bicéphale. Muse insatiablement chantée et adorée par ses amants Henriot, Giraudoux, Saint John Perse et tant d'autres, avocate et romancière aux m

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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         Cows at Robinhood, Maine II.

      Robinhood, Me., ca. 1946.(). Watercolor. 21 x 25 inches. Signed.Provenance: Estate of the artist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919, Jason Schoener came from a family of distinguished American artists. He was the nephew of sculptor/painter William Zorach and his wife, painter Marguerite Zorach. Beginning in 1939, Schoener spent his summers at the Zorach family farm in Georgetown, Me., where he studied art with his Uncle William. After service in the Pacific during WWII, Schoener served as an instructor, department chairman, and dean at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. Schoener's other teaching assignments included Mills College in Oakland, California, and the Athens Technological Institute in Greece. Meanwhile, Schoener continued to use his Georgetown and then Robinhood homes Me. as a summer studio. Over the span of almost two decades, Schoener had several solo exhibitions at the Midtown Gallery on East 57th Street in New York City. His works are in many museum and private collections, including the Oakland Museum and the Whitney Museum in New York. He died in 1997.

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         Joan of Arc (Archive of 3 scripts from an unproduced film version)

      Selznick International Pictures / Vanguard Films, Los Angeles 1946 - An archive of 3 scripts relating to an unproduced film version of "Joan of Arc" developed by Selznick International Pictures and Vanguard Films. The archive includes:Early partial treatment (but complete as issued) for an unproduced film, "Joan of Arc," written for the screen by Ben Hecht. The treatment ends with Joan being brought from her cell, still in armor, to see the judges for the first time. Though incomplete in terms of the story, this clearly the script that was issued, probably for approval toward a more fully developed screenplay (for which Hecht did complete at least two later drafts). Pale green titled wrappers, with title and credit for screenwriter Hecht, rubber-stamped copy No. 15 and dated 10/7/46 on the front wrapper. 9 leaves, mimeograph, rectos only. Pages and wrapper Near Fine bound with three tarnished silver brads.Second Draft script by Ben Hecht. Blue card wrappers, rubber-stamped Copy No. 37, with the title, credit for screenwriter Hecht, and date of November 12, 1946 (Re-run April 11, 1947) on the front wrapper. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page is integral with the first page of text. 150 leaves, all on plain white stock, mimeograph. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, internally bound with three silver brads.Research document for an unproduced film. A separate and rather extensive document translated by Donald M. Frame from the original Jules Quicherat French text for use in development of the film. The document is divided into two sections: (1) a 62-page section detailing the "Exposition and preliminaries of the case" and the first five sessions, and (2) a 135-page section detailing the sixth session, followed by several sessions both in prison and in court. Gray card wrappers, rubber-stamped Copy No. 18, with the title, credit for author Quicherot and translator Frame, and a date of 10/10/46 on the front wrapper. Hecht's first treatment for the film was submitted just three days before, on 10/7/46. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page is integral with the first page of text. 197 leaves, all on plain white stock, mimeograph. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with three silver brads. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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         History Of Western Philosophy

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd,, 1946. and its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day. Octavo. Original grey cloth, spine lettered in yellow on brown. With the dust jacket. Neat contemporary ownership inscription in ink to front free endpaper. Very slight bumping to head and foot of spine, very slight marking to covers, foxing to edges. A very good copy in the dust jacket, slightly nicked with a small chip to the front panel and with slight marking to the rear panel. First UK edition, first impression. Russell's compendious account of the history of philosophy, from the Orphism of Ancient Greece to the Logical Positivism of the author's 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. Simon & Schuster published the first US edition in the preceding year, but the UK edition is preferred.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

      Douleday & Co, Garden City, N.Y. 1946 - Dali, Salvador. First Edition with Dali's illustrations. No.842 of 1000 copies signed by Dali. Translated by John Addington Symonds. Illustrated in color and black and white by Salvador Dali. 442, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth, t.e.g. Fine in original slipcase with light wear Translated by John Addington Symonds. Illustrated in color and black and white by Salvador Dali. 442, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo First Edition with Dali's illustrations. No.842 of 1000 copies signed by Dali. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         The Moving Toyshop

      London Gollancz 1946 - A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1946. A very good+ book with some lightening to the spine tips. no inscriptions. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with two small chips to the spine tips. Some light internal tape repairs. Some browning to the spine. A rare book [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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         Fantax N°1 Le Gentleman Fantôme

      Pierre Mouchot, Paris 1946 - Rare N°1 du célèbre premier "super-héros" français. Exemplaire bien complet et dans son état d'origine, sans restaurations. A.Ph.

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         The Wild Flag

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1946. First edition. Trimmed galley proofs, bound in plain blue wrappers with a white cover label, hinge split, otherwise a very good copy with a review slip. This begins at page [v], the first page of the preface, probably the preminary pages had not yet been set. The text, at least in the preface, differs from the published book. This should not be confused with the much commoner promotional copies bound from finished pages in white printed wrappers. A collection of pieces originally published in "Notes and Comments," in The New Yorker. Not in Hall.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books ]
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         The Member of the Wedding

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1946. First edition. 195, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Yellow cloth. Fine in unclipped dust-jacket, with small amount of wear at top of spine. First edition. 195, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. EARLY INSCRIPTION. First edition, inscribed: "For Sissy with my appreciation Carson McCullers May 3, 1947"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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         [Archive]: British Liberation Army Electrician

      England, Belgium, 1946. Near Fine/Near Fine. An archive of 110 photographs, six diaries, two business cards, a fuel ration book, and a page of notes all housed in a small leather makeup case kept by a soldier electrician's wife during World War II. All items very good with curled edges on the photographs and some small tears and age toning.An archive of ephemera kept by an electrician, Arthur Charles Payne, serving with the British Liberation Army between 1943 and 1946. All the items were kept by his wife, "Kay (Kathleen)," after being sent the diaries and photos once they were completed and kept in a leather makeup case. The diaries begin in 1943 and are small daily "note-a-day" style books discussing the day to day of Payne's life in the army. Some of the diaries are dedicated to his wife and all of them request they be returned to his wife if found. Payne began his training at Bovington Camp in January of 1943 learning to repair tanks. The camp was used beginning in 1937 as a training facility for driving and maintenance. These entries discuss his early training as well as leaves taken, phone calls with Kay, and his daily life at the camp. A typical entry reads, "Practical test this morning. Disposal lecture 49.4%. 3rd class electrics recommended 2nd. Packing for my departure." An entry from March 1943 simply reads, "making arrangements for wedding" when he married Kay in London and they took a short honeymoon before he returned to his duties. The second diary continues into 1944 with similar entries discussing crashed planes, trips to the "pictures," and his work. A charming entry on September 5th reads, "Kathleen's birthday, my darling wife. Wherever I may be on this day I shall be thinking of her, loving her more and more -- happy birthday. Many happy returns of the day my pet -- I love you dearly." He was assigned to overseas duty in mid-1944 and the diary ends then with a note reading, "handing this diary over to my wife for safe keeping. If anything should happen to me all I have is her. I hope nothing will. I love her dearly, she is so sweet. May I come back for her sake. Love her, she does work too hard though. God bless her."A diary stamped "Agenda 1944" is hand titled "Souvenir of Watteren, Belgium British Liberation Army June 22nd 1944 to ---- West Yorkshire Regt 269 Forward Special Delivery Squadron." He begins, "our first sighting of France, smoldering buildings, some explosions from the shore, huge masses of ships on either side down the coast a little way battleships, bombarding shore batteries." Later he writes, "saw our first Jerry plane, heavy ack ack." Later he writes, "a dog fight overhead & ack ack fire, Jerry got away." Many of the entries discuss crashes, overhead dogfights, and the ever present ack ack fire. When he wasn't busy with the war he used his leisure time to go to the movies, write home, and play cards with other soldiers. Payne was in Belgium for the liberation and stayed through the rest of year and into 1945. Once the war was over Payne participated in the British Army of the Rhine which was involved in operations in occupied Germany. Most of the photographs featured here are from his time in Germany after the war which show uniformed men with Army equipment, refugees, and captured enemy equipment. Almost every photo is captioned in detail on the verso. Also included is a photograph of Kay encase in plastic with a dried four leaf clover, a lucky charm used by Payne during his tour of duty.An interesting collection of diaries and photographs detailing a British soldier's time during World War II.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         Mexico South: The Isthmus of Tehuantepec

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1946 - Number 32 of 100 copies. With original pen and ink drawing signed by Covarrubias tipped in, and with color fold-out map, 8 color plates, numerous drawings in the text by Covarrubias, as well as 93 illustrations from photographs by Rose & Miguel Covarrubias, and others. 8vo. With an Original Drawing. With an original drawing of a young gaucho signed by Covarrubias. An outstanding production by Knopf of Covarrubias' study of the culture, peoples, and history of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. The poems and songs were translated by LANGSTON HUGHES, for whom Covarrubias designed the dust jacket for Weary Blues. Original pink and black illustrated cloth. Slipcase with artwork from original slipcase laid down With original pen and ink drawing signed by Covarrubias tipped in, and with color fold-out map, 8 color plates, numerous drawings in the text by Covarrubias, as well as 93 illustrations from photographs by Rose & Miguel Covarrubias, and others. 8vo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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         Memorias de un impostor. Don Guillén de Lampart, rey de México (2 tomos)

      Editorial Porrúa, México. 1946 - Características: Rústica. Estado regular. Ambos tomos tienen dobladas las tapas en las orillas y un poco maltratadas las páginas en el área del canto lateral, esto por el tipo de encuadernación. Libros intonsos. El tomo II tiene fatiga en el extremo inferior del lomo. Ambas tapas están impresas, la portada como la portada interior y en la contraportada hay una lista de las demás obras de la colección. La edición y el prólogo son de Antonio Castro Leal. Esta obra pertenece a la Colección de Escritores Mexicanos (34). Las páginas llevan cornisa, filetes dobles y los folios en los extremos del margen superior. Tomo I: 312 pp. Tomo II: 349 pp. (20x13 cm). Peso total: 900g. La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 127.76 EUR [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carlos Héctor García Toscano]
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         El Alamein to the River Sangro

      Map frontispiece, 16 folding maps. First edition. 8vo., blue paper boards re-backed re-using the original spine. Published for private circulation in the British Army of the Rhine.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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         L'étrange défaite. Témoignage écrit en 1940

      Franc-Tireur, Paris 1946 - Première édition; portrait frontispice de Marc Bloch, avant-propos de Georges Altman; couverture brochée d'origine en bon état, légèrement poussiéreuse, intérieur bon, 194 pages; bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magnus]
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         The Gormenghast Trilogy. (Titus Groan; Gormenghast & Titus Alone).

      3 volumes, set. First editions, first impressions. Original maroon/red cloth, gilt. Titus Groan signed by the author on the flyleaf, with ink ownership on verso of the title page, in first state dust-wrapper which is slightly darkened on the spine and slightly soiled on the lower panel, very minor rubbing to extremities. Gormenghast very minor fading to head of upper cover, d/w spine browned and with small chip to head, very short closed tear to foot, minor rubbing to extremities. Titus Alone very slightly faded to d/w spine. Fine in near fine dust-wrappers.A superb set of Mervyn Peake's gothic masterpiece in first editions. It is rare to find volume one in such a fine first state dust-wrapper and it is extremely rare to find that volume signed.

      [Bookseller: Anthony Smith Books]
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         THIS WAS OSWIECIM: THE STORY OF A MURDER CAMP

      London, United Jewish Relief Appeal,(1946). Original illustrated paper wrappers. 8vo. 84 pages. 19 cm. First Edition. Very early post-Holocaust assessment by the leading Holocaust scholar of the day. Translated from the Yiddish original by Joseph Leftwich. "Philip Friedman has been called 'the father of Holocaust literature. ' Indeed, immediately after the war, still stunned by his personal experience and losses, he realized the importance, more, then necessity of taking account and studying the dimensions of the tragedy of European Jewry under Nazi occupation.... No one who is engaged in studying that unprecedented period of Jewish history can disregard the pioneering legacy of Philip Friedman" (Lichten, in Polish Review, 1982) . Includes several black-and-white photographs of the camp, tables, and a map of the camp. Subjects: Auschwitz (Concentration camp) . Ex-library markings. Minimal edgewear. Slight toning, unobtrusive repair to cover. Minimal staining. Very good condition. (HOLO-114-4A)

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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         Rolex Jubillee 1905-1920-1945.

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

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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         The Voice of the I Am. Depression era cult Periodical

      Saint Germain Press, Los Angeles 1946 - A complete run of the first series of the monthly periodical (not including the year 1937) of a distinctive Los Angeles based movement founded in the depths of the Depression by two self described "angels". The "I Am" movement offered a tantalizing blend of money making tips and promises of healing the sick, along with stories of space travel, and of course, the approaching end of the world, to a gullible public. Converts were enrolled by mail and many turned over their assets to the movement's immortal leaders.Guy Ballard (1878-1939) and his wife Edna (1886-1971) were the movement founders. Ballard died in 1939; in 1940 wife Edna and son Donald were indicted on charges of fraud for fleecing followers of about $3 million. Their case, United States v. Ballard (1944) is an important case in cult crime litigation. It was an appeal of the conviction of the Ballards for fraudulently seeking and collecting donations on the basis of religious claims that the defendants themselves did not believe. The US Supreme Court held that the question of whether the defendants believed their religious claims shouldn't have been submitted to a jury in the first place. The Court arrived at this conclusion in part because of the principle of freedom of religious belief. The Court found that it didn't matter whether Ballard could really heal the sick or not; as a religious leader, the only significant point was whether Ballard himself believed that he could heal the sick.The movement originally boasted about one million followers, and still exists today. Its parent organization is the Saint Germain Foundation, which claims approximately 300 local groups worldwide ("I AM" Sanctuary, "I AM" Temple), with a "spiritual, educational and practical" purpose. In the US the movement has reading rooms in several cities; its main centers are in Mt. Shasta, California and Santa Fe, New Mexico.Includes the very first Special Number, February 1936. Housed in 10 green cloth self binders, with gilt titles at spines. Owner signature at front paste down. Each monthly issue approximately 36pp, with color printed stiff paper wrappers bound in. A few gold stars laid down in margins by previous owner, not affecting text. Individual issues in very good condition, spine separated (present) on Vol. 39. OCLC locates no complete runs of this periodical. Hamilton College has the most complete run with "1936 -1946, 1948 - 1993, scattered holdings" [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        LOST TREASURES OF EUROPE

      Pantheon Books (1946), (New York) - Illustrated with 427 photographs. On the front endpaper Auden has SIGNED and INSCRIBED the book to "Herbert and Helen [Santoff]/with love/from/Wystan/Christmas 1946." Several silver print photographs of a church laid in. Fading to cloth. About Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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