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         La nuit et le moment

      Georges Guillot, Paris 1946 - En feuilles sous couverture rempliée et emboîtage de l'éditeur Un volume in quarto, 161 pages Exemplaire d'Artiste numéro I sur vélin d'Arches ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Loose as issued, in the original chemise and slipcase 4to, 161 pages Artist copy number I on Arches paper. In quarto / 4to 1658g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eric Zink Livres anciens]
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      George Newnes Limited 1946 - 1st 1946. Almost very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. Red covers, gilt title to spine and front cover. B/w illustrations. 192 pages. A little bumping to spine and corners. Boards are damp stained. Spine faded and gilt titles dulled. Endpapers lightly browned. Foxing mostly to page edges. Small closed tear to page 67/8.Brown marks pages 72/3. Contents otherwise clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn and chipped with a couple of small tears. A little creasing to top of spine. Brown marks to both flaps. Some foxing to verso. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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         To The Dark Tower : Signed By The Author

      The First UK Printing published by Home & Van Thal (UK) in 1946. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Orange top-stain still present and uniformly faded. Light pushing at the spine ends. Gilt titling remains bright. Light spotting and toning to the text block and prelims with some toning to the page edges. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The scarce WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. Mild edge-wear with a little creasing and a few nicks in places. Closed tears to the lower rear flap and spine folds. The Donovan Lloyd wrapper artwork looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been Signed by the author to the title page : 'Best Wishes, Francis King'. The author's very scarce first novel. Collectible.

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks]
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      George Newnes Ltd. 1946 - 2nd 1946. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Red cloth, gilt title to spine and front cover. B/w text illustrations. 184 pages. The 2nd book of the adventures of Jo, Bessie, Fanny and Dick in the queer lands at the top of the Faraway Tree. A little bumping to spine and corners. Covers damp stained at edges. A couple of small marks. Some foxing to endpapers and page edges. Tops of some corners creased. Contents otherwise generally clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn with tears to bottom of either side of spine and between rear panel and flap. A little chipping to top edge. Light read marks to verso corresponding with damp patches to boards. Wrapper slightly grubby. [R] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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      Designed and Printed at The Pass on the Rio Bravo by Carl Hertzog for William Hutchinson, [1946]., Chico - First edition. Signed by William Hutchinson. Limited to 1000 copies. Pictorial cloth, map endsheets, xxv [3], 234 pp., "My Salute to Gene Rhodes" by J. Frank Dobie, bibliography, illustrations by Harold Bugbee. Six Score 89 says, "An excellent collection of stories by the beloved range country writer." Fine copy in fine pictorial dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Folklore Music Map of the United States

      1946 - Date: 1946 (Published) New York Dimensions: 23.25 x 31 inches (59 cm x 78.7 cm) This fascinating, colorful map of the United States depicts American folk music and the influences which shaped it in each area of the country. Various regional songs are depicted pictorially with the title of the song, a line of musical notes, and a corresponding whimsical vignette illustrating the song. Across the top of the map is an inset with the words “Explanation to Illustrations and Music on Map”. Below it are short descriptions or simply names of various nationalities whose influence helped shaped folk music in different parts of the country. Along the northeastern seaboard are vignettes suggesting the influence of the first explorers, of British sailors, of the Pilgrims, and a ballroom scene suggesting Continental European influence in the colonies. Farther south are depicted African Americans engaged in various industries, farming enterprises and indigenous peoples in their brightly-colored costumes. Farther inland and toward the west coast vignettes are effectively used to convey the sense of time and place for different sorts of music. The border contains lovely illustrations of musical instruments of sundry origins, from ancient to modern. Some of the songs depicted include Bayou ballads, Creole folk songs, early California music, songs of the open range, Louisiana folk music, folk hymns, African American spirituals, and songs for children. Seven Zuni Indian symbols and colors representing the notes of the musical scale also appear in the upper border. Dorothea Dix Lawrence was a successful opera singer in the 1930s and 1940s, and then became a leading champion and scholar of American folk music. She gave hundreds of lecture-recitals across the United States and Europe. In these recitals, she sang American Indian songs in their original language as well as art songs by established composers. In 1945, she produced the "Folklore Music Map of the United States," which was widely distributed in American schools. She later published her songs in the book Folklore Songs of the United States. She gave "Musically Mapping America" talks throughout the United States and Mexico until her retirement in 1970. Her papers are in the Dorothea Dix Lawrence Collection at the Library of Congress. Condition: This superb linen-backed pictorial map is in A condition. Inventory #10937

      [Bookseller: Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. -]
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      Phi Beta Kappa(1946). 1st Separate Edition. No Wrappers. 8vo. 4 pages ; 25 cm. "Re-printed from American Scholar, Volume XV, no. 2." An early introduction to the term genocide from Raphael Lemkin, the lawyer who coined the term, two years after Lemkin first introduced the term in his book Axis Rule in Occupied Europe: Laws of Occupation, Analysis of Government, Proposals for Redress, and two years before he initiated the Genocide Convention. This is one of the first publications to ever define the term; in it, Lemkin writes, "Would mass murder be an adequate name for such a phenomenon? We think not these considerations led the author of this article to the necessity of coining a new term for this particular concept: genocide. The word is made from the ancient Greek word genos (race, clan) and the Latin suffix (killing) . Thus genocide in its formation would correspond to such words as tyrannicide, homicide, patricide. " OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Some edgewear and creases along the edge. Overall Good+ condition. (HOLO2-135-85)

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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         I fiori del deserto

      L'Arco Edizioni d'Arte. Cartella contenente 4 acquaforti originali, numerate, firmate e datate a matita dall'Artista (cm 17,5x12,5 - foglio 50x35). . . . Perfetto (Mint). . Edizione originale di 20 es. numerati. . Scultore, ha firmato con Lucio Fontana il Manifesto Blanco nel 1946

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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         Little Fur Family

      Harper & Brothers, NY 1946 - First edition. 16mo., approximately 2.5 by 4 inches, not including the fur; the box is about 3½ by 5 inches. A charming small book in pictorial boards with color illustrations throughout by Garth Williams. The book has its original real fur slipcover, and is housed in its original pictorial box. The box has a circular opening to show the fur on the book. There is slight discoloration of the endpapers due to contact with the fur, a bit of fur loss to the upper edge, else in near fine condition. The pictorial box is lightly soiled but still in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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         OHNE TITEL*****.Gemälde ***.Zeitgenössische Kunst********Tempera auf Holz 50x60

      PREIS AUF ANFRAGE * ATELIERHAUS SCHIERENSEE , schleswig-holstein , Germany * ULRIKE KLAUSHENKE *1946 (freie Kunstmalerin) studierte 8 Semester,an der Hochschule für bildende Künste in HAMBURG bei K.SUDECK und K.BENDIXEN. * Die Motive ,der künstlerischen Arbeit von ULRIKE KLAUSHENKE ergeben sich aus der Umwandlung,Erweiterung der Sinnlichkeit ins nachvollziehbare , erleben. * Der Naturalismus wird aufgebrochen ,indem wesenhaftes erkennbar im Bildwerk dargestellt ist. * ATELIERBESUCH AUF ANFRAGE MÖGLICH.

      [Bookseller: BOOKS by BENESCH]
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         Five Go Off In A Caravan

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1946. A first edition, first printing published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1946. A near fine book with one gift inscription to the front endpaper. Some light spotting to the page edges. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with one small closed tear to the foot of the rear panel. Some light loss to corners and to spine tips, but a very much complete example and very bright. Rare.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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         Hawaiian Lu'au

      Fisher Corporation, Waikiki (Honolulu) 1946 - Quarto. (126)pp. Illustrated with twenty-nine color plates, which richly depict different aspects of a Hawai'ian luau. Images of the food, dancing, music, and people together evoke the joy and excitement of a traditional luau. Each illustration is preceded by a transparent guard sheet, on which is printed a descriptive lyrical stanza. At the back, Sanders has provided a dictionary of Hawaiian words used in the volume's text. Though Sanders is unknown outside of this present work, Marcel Cailliet spent much of his life as an art instructor, employed by Arizona State Teacher's College, Navy Pacific University, and a private school in Honolulu. He was also an ensign in the U.S. Navy during World War II, being stationed in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Pearl Harbor. Cailliet's style is reminiscent of the colorful and exaggerated characteristics of other early twentieth-century artists in the western United States, such as Thomas Hart Benton and Milford Zornes. Cailliet's work bears particular similarity to his fellow Californian Millard Sheets, with whom he studied in Pomona, CA. This volume exemplifies the richness and vitality of the work of Cailliet and his peers of western America. Bound in boards and fastened with screw-type rivets, corners slightly bumped, upper board splayed. Scant foxing to first and final pages, else a fine copy of a scarce volume rich in color and culture. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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         Paul Brown Calender 1946

      1946 -

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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         A zatim co valka. Sbornik. (And in the Meatime War)

      Brno: Edice Ra (Rovnost) 1946 - Large octavo 21x15 cm., wrappers, 61(4)pp. Cover and book design by Vaclav Zykmund. A Festschrift of writings and art by the postwar surrealist group Ra. In the brief era following the liberation and restoration of Czechoslovakia and before the communist takeover, there was an upsurge of experiment and pioneering in the arts and literature. The Ra group was consisted of young surrealists connected with Karel Teige and the journal Kvart in the 1930s. They didn't accept psychic automatism, were more ironic and had a bent for self-parody, and didn't share the self-importance and pretense of the Paris surrealists. These Czech surrealists set the pattern of outsider art that would persist through the communist era. During the war they worked and published underground. This collection brings the principals together, with art, photography and writings both pre- and post-liberation by Josef Istler, Milan Korecek, Ludvik Kundera, Bohdan Lacina, Vilem Reichmann, Vaclav Tikal and Zykmund among others. An important document of the time, it is uncommon, with only three North American institutional holdings (Yale, MOMA, Getty). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Fagan Fine Art & Rare Books]
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         Photographs of the Disposition of Ships in Bikini Test of Atom Bomb

      [Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1946. Collection of 23 gelatin silver images mounted on thick card. Images and mounts vary slightly in size, most images are approximately 4.5" x 3.5" on slightly larger cards. Each image is identified in the negative. Undated but certainly very nearly contemporary with the test. Near fine or better. The first image shows a map of the disposition of the ships for the Test, two show aerial views of the disposition, and the remaining 20 images are of the various ships that were used in the text; a few show more than one angle of the same ship. In July, 1946 the Navy gathered a group of obsolete American ships, as well as captured Japanese and German warships in order to test the atomic bomb against a fleet. This group of photographs was for the Able test held in July of 1946, the first of two tests. The Able Test was for an air dropped bomb; the Baker Test, launched against the remaining ships, was for an underwater based nuke. During the Test, the Japanese battleship Nagato, from which the Pearl Harbor attack had been directed was positioned near ground zero in order to guarantee being sunk, but the combination of the bomb missing the drop point and the battleship's stern-on orientation to the bomb protected her, and the symbolic sinking had to wait another three weeks until the Baker Test. The images here are exclusively of American ships that were used in the test. Nice documentation of the infamous Tests.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         Degas et son oeuvre. Vol. 1-2 + vol. 4. (Vol. 3 is missing).

      Arts et Metiers Graphiques, Paris 1946, 1st ed. 4°, (33×25 cm.), vol. I. 284 pp. text and 72 plates, vol. II. 407 pp. incl. 716 illustrations, (vol. III, p. 407 is missing), vol. IV. plates and index, in slipcase, more than 1500 illustrations, plus photos Comprehensive Catalogue Raisonné - The standard work on Degas.Catalogue Raisonné.

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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         The Beast is Dead - The World War of Animals (La Bête est morte)

      G. P. Editions Paris 1946 - Extremely rare first hardcover English translation of this 1946 classic of French comic history. Orginal French title: La Bête est morte. Quite possibly the first English translation of a French graphic novel ever. Oversized format 79 pages in colour. In Very Good condition. No writing or inscriptions, no tears nor plies, very fresh appearance. Tight original binding. Cloth red spine a little faded but completely intact. Top and bottom of spine have small closed tears. Front cover has some faint scratches. Top corners are straight with very minor wear. Bottom corners are slightly rubbed. Edges with minor shelf wear. This book has not been repaired or restaurated by any means. This 1946 edition was published in French, Dutch and English. The English version is by far the scarcest. Book is in Canada but option to mail from within the EU is available. Très rate EO de ce BD mythique en version Anglaise. Livre en très bel état. Sans écritutes, intérieur frais sans pliures ni déchirures, reliure encore bien solide. Dos papier rouge complement intact, avec la couleur légèrement fadée. Coins superieurs bien piquants, coins inférieurs très légèrement frottées. Livre sans aucune réparation ni restauration. Ce titre était publi en Francais, Néerlandais et Anglais a l’époque. La version Anglaise est d’une extrême rareté, plus que la version Néerlandaise. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CKR Inc.]
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      Söderström & Co Förlagsaktiebolag, Helsingfors 1946 - The second Moomin book, Comet in Moominland (Swedish title Kometjakten / Mumintrollet på kometjakt / Kometen kommer) was published in 1946. Comet in Moominland is often seen as a first novel in the series as it introduces many of the main characters, like Snufkin and Snorkmaiden, and is set in Moominvalley. Also Snork, and the Muskrat are presented in this book. Original printed wrappers, spine worn, content very good, pages clean and unclipped. Contemporary inscription on front title page, dated 1946. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tormod Opedal]
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      Editions Eryx, Paris, 1946 - ANDREA DE NERCIAT. Paul-Emile BECAT (illustrateur). LE DOCTORAT IMPROMPTU. Illustrations de Paul-Emile Bécat. Editions Eryx, Paris, 1946 1 volume in-4 (26,5 x 20,5 cm), en feuilles, de 101-(2) pages. 8 compositions hors-texte et 10 compositions in-texte mises en couleurs au pochoir. Couverture rempliée crème imprimée en rouge avec vignette. Emboîtage cartonné de l'éditeur (légèrement frotté). Livre à l'état proche du neuf. Avec suites (7 hors-texte + 8 hors-texte refusés x 2). (voir le détail ci-dessous). Tirage à 695 exemplaires plus 50 exemplaires hors-commerce. Celui-ci, 1 des 50 exemplaires hors-commerce imprimé sur vélin de Renage et accompagné d'une suite des 8 compositions refusées (en double, soit 16 gravures) et des 7/8 des compostions hors-texte standard. Le tout en coloris au pochoir. 2 gravures présentent de légères traces de plis visibles seulement au verso. "Ce conte érotique tient en deux missives envoyées par Erosie à son amie restée au couvent : l’héroïne y raconte comment, au lieu de son futur époux, elle trouve dans l’auberge où ce dernier devait l’attendre un petit vicomte qui la guérit de sa haine des hommes, et quels obstacles à sa découverte du plaisir va dresser un abbé jaloux devenu maître chanteur. Le Doctorat impromptu est une leçon de sagesse amoureuse qui, dans le même mouvement, devient une invitation à l’appliquer – autrement dit c’est un livre de philosophie où le gai savoir de l’amour se réalise dans la simple description du plaisir de le faire. Andréa de Nerciat, auteur du Diable au corps, de Felicia ou Mes fredaines, est né à Dijon en 1739 et mort en 1801. Après de solides études, des voyages en Allemagne et en Italie, il se consacre assez tôt à une vie aventureuse faite de vagabondages littéraires – on lui prête aussi une carrière d’espion – et à son oeuvre personnelle." (Présentation de l'édition moderne Babel éditeurs, 2008). Jolie édition "officiellement vendue" (qui n'est donc pas une édition clandestine) et délicatement illustrée par Paul-Emile Bécat. A noter que dans la suite des 8 compositions refusées le caractère très libre ne s'affirme que pour un seul dessin (voir photo ci-dessous). Bel exemplaire du tirage hors-commerce avec suites des hors-texte en double (moins une gravure). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie L'amour qui bouquine]
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         United States of America vs. Hiroshi Tamura.

      1946 - 8 vols. 5 original tipped-in photographs and several mimeographed tables. Complete English text. In-4to.Navy blue paper-board (spine of vol 6 damaged), title piece stamped on the front page, light browning throughout due to poor paper quality, but overall in very good condition. Unpaginated, but ca. 10,000pp. Tokyo, International Military Tribunal Far East, The International Military Tribunal for the Far East, abbreviated as TMIEO was created on January 19, 1946 to prosecute major Japanese war criminals of the Second World War.Tamura Hiroshi was Head of the Prisoner of War Information Bureau. He was considered an A-class war criminal and was sentenced to 8 years in prison in February 23rd, 1949. The trial was conducted under the direction of the Supreme Command of the Allied Powers (SCAP).In order to show the international dimension of trial, an Australian officer was appointed president of the proceedings. The charge against Tamura was willful disregard of duties in contravention to the Geneva Conventions, in particular his refusal to allow members of the Red Cross access to POW camps. His defence argued that Tamurawas entirely dependent on the orders from above. This extremely detailed archive of examination of evidence and counter-evidence shows the remarkable will of the Allied Forces to be seen to be following the letter of the law to the highest possible standard.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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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 a brown background. With the dust jacket. A little bit of foxing to text block, otherwise an excellent copy in the jacket, spine ends lightly creased. 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 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 a part of Germany. Simon & Schuster published the first US edition in the preceding year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         Hearings Before the Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack.

      GPO, 1946. - 39 volumes & Final Report. 40 volumes total. Parts 21, 25, 31 & 38 contain many folding exhibits. Wraps. Very Good Set [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Military Books]
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         The Three Railway Engines.

      Edmund Ward. Leicester 1946 - The first book in the "Railway Series" by Rev. Awdry was this title. This is probably the second or third printing. The dust wrapper is present but price clipped, the boards are original green cloth gilt. The only title mentioned in the advert at rear of volume is "Thomas the Tank Engine" which was published in 1946. Slight rubbing to head and tail of spine, small area of rubbing along bottom edge near lower corner. Wrapper sl. soiled, endpapers browned, page 58 has small crease otherwise both wrapper and pages are remarkably crisp, clean and bright. VG+/VG+. A very attractive, early and scarce copy of Rev. Awdry's first book. The book is dated using the use of the term "fat director" which is present on pages 40, 42, 52, 54, 56 and 60. In the 1947 editon and after he was renamed famously "The Fat Controller". He first appears on page 40 as "a fat director" but in later pages he becomes "the fat director". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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         L.A.S. [à Maurice COINDREAU, professeur à Princeton, traducteur de Faulkner].

      - Vers 1946. 1 page in-4, 9 lignes à la plume sur papier quadrillé. Lettre autographe signée de Simone de Beauvoir à Maurice-Edgar Coindreau. "Je me rappelle toujours avec le plus vif plaisir mon séjour à Princeton, j'aimerais infiniment y revenir. Je crains que pour mille raisons ce ne soit possible avant longtemps. Mais si jamais vous venez à Paris je serais très heureuse de pouvoir avoir un moment avec vous.". Simone de Beauvoir avait rencontré Maurice-Edgar Coindreau à Princeton en avril 1947, lors de sa tournée de conférences aux Etats-Unis, rencontre dont elle rendit compte dans une lettre à Sartre (‘Lettres à Sartre’, II, 1940-1963, Paris, Gallimard, 1990, p. 352). Traducteur, professeur à Princeton pendant plus de trente années, Cointreau joua un rôle décisif dans l'introduction de la littérature américaine moderne en France. Sartre déclarait en 1948: "La littérature américaine, c'est la littérature Coindreau". La lettre est très bien conservée, le papier intact. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
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         The Dream Keeper and other poems

      New York : Knopf 1946 - 77pp. Very good condition. 1 pea size spot on front board. Very good condition dust jackets with just a touch of edge wear. Inscribed by author - To Jessie Grigg, Sincerely, Langston Hughs. Greensboro, Feb. 11, 1947. Not price clipped ($3.00) Book is as described - all defects and marks are noted. A very nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Blake]
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      - Oel auf Leinwand 100 x 64,5 cm, gerahmt, unten links signiert und datiert 1946, kleine Farbverluste Das Zollhaus an der Wiese. Wahrscheinlich Blick aus Flaigs Atelier [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat A. Thomi]
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         Le Cantique des Cantiques. Qui est de Salomon. C'est le Grand & Excellent d'Entre les Autres Cantiques.

      - P. Editions Bernard Grasset 1946. In-4° broché, couverture beige rempliée, estampée d'un dessin central rouge. Typographie en 2 couleurs. 24 superbes bois en noir (dont 10 hors texte) d'Emile BERNARD. Tirage limité à 920 exemplaires. Un des 200 sur vélin Malacca. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie In-Quarto]
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         A History of Freemasonry Among Negroes in America

      United Supreme Council, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prince Hall Affiliation, N.P. 1946 - N.P.: United Supreme Council, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prince Hall Affiliation, 1946. First edition, first printing, 1946. Signed by Melvin J. Key, Grand Master (L-19) of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge in Washington, DC; as well as Leslie Duncan, G.M., Winfield S. Taylor, G. Secretary, J. Elmer Dixon, Gr. Lecturer, and Joshua W. Bullock, Past Grand Master, all on the front free endpaper. Key's signature is followed by his address in Washington, DC. Key was reponsible during his tenure for regaining ownership of the Grand Temple which had been lost to the Lodge in 1934. Brown cloth printed in gilt, no dustjacket, likely as issued. Light edgewear and some very subtle spotting to the lower corner of the front cover, good hinges, sound text block, slightly age-yellowed but clean pages, no other names or markings. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC]
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         The House on the Borderland and other novels.

      Sauk City: Arkham House,, 1946. Octavo. Original black cloth, title and decoration to spine in gilt. With the dust jacket designed by Hannes Bok. Edges of text block lightly toned. Otherwise, a near fine copy. First collected edition, first printing. The volume comprises four of Hodgson's novels, none of which had previously been published in the US in book form: "The House on the Borderland", "The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig'", "The Ghost Pirates", and "The Night Land".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         A History of Freemasonry Among Negroes in America

      N.P.: United Supreme Council, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prince Hall Affiliation, 1946. First edition, first printing, 1946. Signed by Melvin J. Key, Grand Master (L-19) of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge in Washington, DC; as well as Leslie Duncan, G.M., Winfield S. Taylor, G. Secretary, J. Elmer Dixon, Gr. Lecturer, and Joshua W. Bullock, Past Grand Master, all on the front free endpaper. Key's signature is followed by his address in Washington, DC. Key was reponsible during his tenure for regaining ownership of the Grand Temple which had been lost to the Lodge in 1934. Brown cloth printed in gilt, no dustjacket, likely as issued. Light edgewear and some very subtle spotting to the lower corner of the front cover, good hinges, sound text block, slightly age-yellowed but clean pages, no other names or markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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         The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, assumed first printing with 1-5 number line on title page. (Points on this title are unclear at present.) About Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Cloth shows rubbing at extremities, toning to spine, moderate wear. Tide mark to top for edge, slightly affecting margins; small spots of blue bleeding from cloth at bottom. Pages lightly toned. Next to the Bible, this ranks as the best-selling book in America in the twentieth century.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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      1946 - Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1946. First edition, first issue in VERY SCARCE first issue wrapper that has original price of 15s Net to front flap of wrapper with no mention of second impression and there are no reviews to the rear flap of the wrapper. Small neat ownership signature and date to front free endpaper. Pages browned otherwise contents very clean and sound. Head of spine sl. crumpled, tail of spine slightly faded. Wrapper lacks portion that includes the "TITU" of Titus Groan at head of spine and is slightly chipped at tail and corners. Spine and rear panel partially sunned with a small brown stain to rear panel. A generally good and clean copy of a very scarce item. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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         Lettres à un ami allemand *

      Marguerat, Lausanne 1946. - Broché, couverture imprimée. L'un des 15 exemplaires sur vélin pur chiffon lafuma de tête, icelui non numéroté ayant échappé au compostage. Charmant petit ouvrage imprimé en deux tons, par le regretté libraire-éditeur de la Place Saint-François, dont le tirage ordinaire est imprimée sur vergé.

      [Bookseller: OH 7e CIEL]
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         Sämtliche Werke.

      W. Kohlhammer 1946-1985., Stuttgart - Grosse Stuttgarter Ausgabe (Stuttgarter Hölderlin-Ausgabe) im Auftrag des Kultutsministeriums Baden-Württemberg herausgageben von Friedrich Beissner. 8 in 15 Bände. Mit Faksimiles. Original-Leinenbände mit schwarzen Rückenschildern und Vergoldung. Die Deckel teils etwas fleckig. Die Rücken unterschiedlich verfärbt. Sehr guter Gesamtzustand. 1.1. Gedichte bis 1800. Text. 1.2. Gedichte bis 1800. Lesarten und Erläuterungen. 2.1. Gedichte nach 1800. Text. 2.2. Gedichte nach 1800. Lesarten und Erläuterungen. 3. Hyperion. 4.1. Der Tod des Empedokles. Aufsätze. Text und Erläuterungen. 4.2. Der Tod des Empedokles. Aufsätze. Überlieferung und Lesarten. 5. Übersetzungen. 6.1. Briefe. Text. 6.2. Briefe. Lesarten und Erläuterungen. 7.1. Briefe an Hlderlin. Dokumente 1770-1793. 7.2. Dokumente 1794-1822. 7.3. Dokumente 1822-1846. 7.4. Dokumente, Rezensionen, Würdigungen 1791-1847. 8. Nachträge. Register. Hrsg. von Adolf Beck und Ute Oelmann. Die Bände 1.1. und 1.2 in zweiter Auflage. Hagen, Handbuch der Editionen S. 295-296. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schaper]
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         The Complete Poems and Stories of Edgar Allan Poe.

      New York, NY: Alfred A Knopf, 1946.. FIRST BORZOI EDITION. Two volumes. Octavo, pp.x, 542; x, 1087. Illustrated with suitably arresting colour plates by McKnight Kauffer. Bound in recent half blue calf, the original cloth boards laid down, with raised bands, gilt compartments, twin red labels, gilt titles and decoration to spine. Housed in a custom-made slipcase, bound in blue cloth. A fine example, inside and out. A handsome set of the works of the extraordinary Gothic savant. When considering his traumatic and brief life story, it is easy to see how his sensibility for the darker side of human nature arose - but this still fails to explain the sheer fecundity of his imagination, or the brilliance of his writing.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      New York: Philosophical Library, 1946. 498 pages. Very good condition in good dust jacket; Jacket is fairly worn with a few small pieces missing at the spine ends.

      [Bookseller: By The Way Books]
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        La main coupée

      - Denoël, Paris 1946, 12x18,5cm, relié sous étui. - Prima edizione, una delle 45 copie numerate sul filo pura Lafuma, edizione deluxe. Legatura in Marocco bordeaux, della colonna vertebrale liscia, oro guardie data coda e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, la testa dorata, le coperture e le parti posteriori conservati, cassa rivestita con bordeaux Marocco, all'interno feltro rosso, piatti di carta nella vasca, legatoria firmato Bichon. esempio raro e bellissimo piacevolmente stabilito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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