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        The Heart of the Matter - SIGNED by the Author

      Heinemann, 1948 A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1948. A first edition thus - signed by the author on the half-title. Greene signed a small number of copies for The Book Society as part of an arrangement to promote sales. A very good copy in a very good unclipped wrapper which is lightly rubbed, chipped and creased dustwrapper.[removed][removed]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Ides of March.

      London: Longmans, 1948. First. hardcover. poor. 12mo, blue cloth; rubbed, spine dulled. London: Longmans Green, 1948. First English Edition. Although the book is in only fair condition, it bears a wonderful inscription on the title page: " For Lois Antrobus from her devoted father Thornton Wilder Antrobus 'Don't you know he'd die, if he didn't think you were perfect'. The Skin of Our Teeth, Westport, Conn., August, 1948." The quote is from "The Skin of Our Teeth", and Wilder, who acted in the play, presented this book to the actress who played his daughter.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Portrait photograph of Thornton Wilder

      [New York], 1948. Half-lnegth portrait of the author seated, in trench coat. Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 9-1/4 x 7-3/8 inches. Atelier stamp on verso, with pencilled notations giving the subject of the photograph ("Thornton Wilder in 'The Skin of Your Teeth'"), the date, and the number of the negative. Half-lnegth portrait of the author seated, in trench coat. Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 9-1/4 x 7-3/8 inches.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        La vie est sans pitié

      First edition printed in 101 numbered copies on grand vélin Arches.Illustrated cover by Pablo Picasso.Spine slightly sunned, otherwise a good copy.  S.n. (Pierre Bettencourt) Saint-Maurice d'Etelan 1948 14,5x23cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Naked and the Dead.

      New York, NY: Rinehart, 1948. FIRST EDITION, with Rinehart seal present. Octavo, pp.[8], 721; [5]. Elegantly hand-bound in black full oasis morocco with traditional raised bands, gilt titles to spine, titled additionally in the manner of the original cloth to the lower corner of the front board in gilt. Publisher's original spine bound in at the rear. A fine copy in attractive recent binding. Author's first book. A 'Burgess 99' novel. Listed in Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Ler dla canpane

      The rare first edition of 165 copies, the author's calligraphic text throughout, illustrated with 6 original engravings by Jean Dubuffet.With an exceptional and very rare inscription from Jean Dubuffet to Hans Bellmer : "à Hans Bellmer amitiés Jean Dubuffet".This copy is housed within a folding box in full ochre calf lined with velvet, reproducing the calligraphy of the upper cover. Covers and spine lightly and marginally sunned as usual, discreet, skilful restoration to margins at head and foot of plates. The first work by Jean Dubuffet, being calligraphic phonetically-spelled words stenciled (with linocut illustrations) on wood from crates and the bottom of camembert boxes, then hand-printed by the author on newspaper with 6 engravings in a run of 150 copies, plus 15 copies with 2 further plates, spattered with ink for "le samatere detrase etdanprinte".Those 'lovers of marks and spots', however, should bear in mind that as far as we know Dubuffet only inscribed "ordinary" copies to his friends, in keeping with the very concept that dominates this founding work of Art Brut.In his 1962 preface to Vignettes lorgnettes, which reproduces the engravings from Ler dla Campagne, Dubuffet recalled the origins of his first book: "with their makeshift printing methods, these little works were the exact opposite of the received wisdom of bibliophilia. They were as far as possible from the frigid solemnity of the thick and costly paper of luxury printing, the typography of the great publishers, the full margins and the profusion of endpapers and blank pages; they were printed in very humble circumstances with scant resources, in small format on the cheapest sort of newspaper. It seemed to us (it seems to me still) that even so they were just as attractive as the books usually sold to book collectors."This copy, inscribed to Hans Bellmer, is rare and precious testimony to the major influence of the Surrealists on Dubuffet's thinking and the emergence of Art Brut. Though both art historians and biographers are in agreement in highlighting this link unambiguously, there are in fact few actual traces of the interaction between Dubuffet and the Surrealists. It was nonetheless under the aegis, and with the full collaboration, of André Breton that he founded the Compagnie de l'Art Brut in 1948. "The part laid out for you, as you say, in this Compagnie de l'Art Brut, is yours by absolute right, since your ideas, your temperament, your impulses definitely played a big part in guiding our spirit in all this; and it's absolutely right and proper that a place should be set for you at our table - had you not wanted to take it, it would have stayed empty, like the seat reserved for the angel," (letter of the 28th May 1948). This relationship, the first we know of between Dubuffet and a Surrealist (not an ex-Surrealist or a Surrealist to be) gave rise to an immediate warmth between the two artists, who developed several projects together (among them an Almanach de l'Art Brut). But from 1951 onwards, their relationship cooled and Breton stopped supporting the Compagnie; the Almanach, although finished, was never actually published. The failure of this project and of the budding friendship between the two artists contributed to the definitive rupture between the two movements and to a growing mutual mistrust. In branding Art Brut the "art of madmen," and trying thus to maintain the supremacy of Surrealism over this 'offshoot', Breton undoubtedly betrayed Dubuffet's hopes of a natural affiliation between the two movements.Nonetheless, it was a price Dubuffet had to pay to become one of the major artists of the second half of the 20th century, while Surrealism only barely survived the war and the intransigent behaviour of its founder. The idea of Art Brut as Dubuffet put it from 1948 on could not really locate itself in any theoretical continuum, nor accept any artistic basis:"Art worksowe nothing (or as little as possible) to the imitation of the works of art we see in the museums, salons and galleries; rather, they call out to the very depths of human experience and the most spontaneous and personal creativity possible. These are works that their creator has taken entirelyfrom their own depths," (Jean Dubuffet, Notice sur la Compagnie de l'art brut [September 1948], in Prospectusvolume I, p. 489).This (necessary) distancing and the frequently anti-Surrealist positions that served to highlight the lack of historical elements linking the two movements have constrained writers and biographers to broad guesswork, based on the obvious similarities in the movements' artists and ideas. Aside from this short friendship with Breton, the Surrealists barely appear in biographies of Dubuffet. But this friendly inscription to one of the most important Surrealist artists on this earliest of pieces is testimony to Dubuffet's proximity to other members of the movement - a proximity that nonetheless remains a mystery, since Dubuffet deliberately 'forgot' his links to Surrealism, of which he is, despite everything, one of the most important heirs and successors.  L'art brut Paris 1948 13,5x19cm agrafé sous coffret-étui

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        Two Autograph Letters Signed, 4to, New York, June 9, 1948. With full signature in return address of transmittal envelope, and Autograph Letter Signed, 4to, New York, July 1, 1948

      - Johnson thanks his correspondent for writing and thanks him for his "kind and generous favor in considering my efforts in the music world for your collection." However, he asks his that "Under the Bamboo Tree" be withdrawn as a 'Caption' for "personal reasons of utmost importance." He is referring to the sheet music he published. He offers others instead, mentioning other of his most well-known and well-respected works, "Lazy Man," "Castle on the Nile" or "The Congo Love Song." He says, "But my real choice would be 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' (the Negro National Anthem) sung by school children and 'grown ups' for more than fifty years, and still is being sung." The Negro National Anthem he refers to was first performed in 1900 in Florida where he was born. Signed, "J. Rosamond Johnson." In the second letter to the same correspondent on Johnson's printed personalized stationery with ASCAP insignia in upper left corner, Johnson apologizes for not having sent "the enclosed to you sooner." Signed, "J. Rosamond Johnson." John Rosamond Johnson with brother James Weldon formed a successful team of lyricist and composer. In additions to their well known anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing," are the many popular hits they sold as sheet music such as "Under the Bamboo Tree." Our research indicates this letter is unpublished. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs, Ltd.]
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      Gambier, OH: Kenyon College. 1948. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Book condition is Very Good in wraps. Edgewear and rubbing to wraps. Text is clean and unmarked. Includes, among other great work, the first appearance in print of "Auroras of August," the masterpiece by Wallace Stevens. The later published collection of the same name won him The National Book Award for Poetry in 1951, along with the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1950. An incedibly scarce piece of history. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Evolving Lens Bookseller]
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      Institució Patxot 1948 - Catalunya. 1948. Bibliofilia. Llegenda. Pergami amb dorats. 17X14. 45f. Tirada de 40 exemplars. Dedicada i numerada a Anselm Albareda O. S. B, Abad de Ripoll i Prefecte de la Biblioteca Vaticana. Raríssima obra inedita que es va poder salvar gracies a l'Institució Patxot, feta amb materials recuperats. Molt bon estat. Inedit i practicament únic. Molt bon estat. Ref 1.4 Biblioteca Cat. Language: eng [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        The Loved One: An Ango-American Tragedy

      Chapman and Hall 1948 - First edition. Number 197 of 250 copies in the large paper edition, signed by Waugh and the illustrator on preliminary colophon page. 144 p. Green cloth with gilt stamping on spine. Near Fine. Light sunning to spine and faint bubble in front board. A novella by the acclaimed British author satirizing his countrymen abroad and Hollywood that was a surprise hit in the U.S. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Second World War - C C Wood's copies - Proof-reader to Churchill - SIGNED to volume 3 by Churchill

      Cassell, 1948 First Edition, First Printings, published by Cassell and Co., 1948. From the library of Charles Carlyle Wood, proofreader of this work for a new corrected edition (or indeed editions, judging from the span of dates). Six volumes. 8vo. Publisher's black cloth titled in gilt to spines. Very good indeed in like dustwrappers, light toning to spine panels, slight shelfwear, strong and handsome. Internally clean. Inscribed by Churchill to C. C. Wood, his proofreader, in Volume 3: "For C.C. Wood from Winston S. Churchill (not to be read by you) 1950". Also present (and indeed present in all volumes in varying forms; alongside a copious number of content changes, proof marks and marginal annotations is "Examined, no corrections marked herein May 1st 1952" in Wood's hand. All volumes are annotated as "marked copies" if nothing else, Volumes I, II and IV bearing ink notations to the dustwrappers, and all volumes having at least one or two corrections marked in the text. Volume I; "The Gathering Storm" is famously a mass of errors and inconsistencies, the publicising of which were catalytic in Churchill following Bill Deakin's advice and passing the job of proofreading on to Wood (who had previously worked as part of the Churchill machine during the production of "Marlborough" in the 1930's and would continue to be the sand in the gears for a good few years subsequently. The process of proofreading at Chartwell was known rather ruefully as "Wooding." This copy of Volume I is packed to the gunwales with corrections ranging from the repositioning of maps and charts, through simple corrections of spelling and punctuation (Churchill and Wodd differed vociferously on this subject, Wood was the original Grammar Nazi) by way of date, place and name corrections through to the occcasional plea for clarification. Also present in the volume are a hnumber of rather censorious editorial pencil comments in another hand; these are somewhat critical of WSC's honesty and integrity and comment on his gernal reliability in terms of historical accuracy. Also laid in to the prelims of Volume one is a copy (or mimeograph) of a typed note from Wood to Churchill thanking him in surprisingly florid fashion for the inscribed Volume III. Examples detailing the mechanical workflow of Churchill's literary team are rare, especially in the case of what could be considered his most important work. An impressive and unique record.[removed][removed]

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        The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy

      London: Cassell & Company, 1948-54. First editions of Churchill's World War II masterpiece. Six volumes. Octavo, original black cloth, patterned endpapers. Volume V is signed on the half title page, "From, Winston S. Churchill." Each are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets. "Winston Churchill himself affirmed that ?this is not history: this is my case" (Holmes, 285). Churchill was re-elected to the post of Prime Minister in 1951. "The Second World War is a great work of literature, combining narrative, historical imagination and moral precept in a form that bears comparison with that of the original master chronicler, Thucydides. It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature" (Keegan).

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        The Second World War. The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd. 1948 - Description: London: Cassell, (1948-54). First Edition. CHURCHILL, Winston. The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy. Six volumes. Octavo, modern half maroon morocco gilt, raised bands with darke title labels, spine compartments gilt-stamped with Churchill lion emblems, gilt titles, top edge gilt. Illustrated and embellished with many maps, plans, charts and copy documents from the second world war. First English editions of Churchill’s WWII masterpiece, part history and part memoir, written after he lost re-election as Prime Minister, handsomely bound. The six volumes were published separately between 1948 and 1954. With the Second World War, Churchill "pulled himself back from humiliating defeat in 1945, using all his skills as a writer and politician to make his fortune, secure his reputation, and win a second term in Downing Street" (Reynolds, xxiii). "Winston himself affirmed that 'this is not history: this is my case" (Holmes, 285). Churchill was re-elected to the post of Prime Minister in 1951. "The Second World War is a great work of literature, combining narrative, historical imagination and moral precept in a form that bears comparison with that of the original master chronicler, Thucydides. It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature" (Keegan, 175). Although preceded by the American editions, the English editions are generally preferred for their profusion of diagrams, maps, and facsimile documents. Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – recently bound in half leather. Joints – very good condition. Corners – good condition - bumped to volumes V and VI. Boards – very good condition – cloth. Page edges – very good condition – some foxing to the page edges, top edge gilt. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition. Front paste down – very good condition – new. Front free end paper – very good condition. Title – very good condition. Pages – very good condition – some foxing and marks, one fold out map has a closed tear which doesn't impact the image. Binding – structurally solid and strong. Brand new binding. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1948-1954. Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Second World War, full set of six British first editions

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is an exceptionally well-preserved full set of British first editions of The Second World War, Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. Consequently, superior jacketed sets have become scarce. This is such a set, near fine plus first editions in near fine or better dust jackets. The coarse black cloth bindings are immaculate, tight, and square with nicely rounded spines, sharp corners, bright spine gilt, and no appreciable wear. The contents are uniformly clean and bright. We find no previous ownership marks and, particularly noteworthy, absolutely no spotting. Even the fore and bottom edges are beautifully clean. The red topstain remains strong across the set, with some of the volumes more dark pink than red but still quite respectable. All six dust jackets are clean, unclipped and entirely complete, with no losses. We note only fractional wear at a few spine ends. All six dust jackets have been spared the typical pronounced spine toning; the red subtitles remain bright and shelf appearance is excellent. The Volume I dust jacket ? typically quite challenging to find in superior condition ? is among the brightest copies we have seen. All six dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill's perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history... it is a contribution to history..." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office... I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill's work remains seminal, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. Richard Langworth calls the six-volume epic "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." Please note that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell and Co. Ltd, 1948-54.. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 6 volumes; Octavo. Finely bound in recent dark red half morocco over matching cloth with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt decoration to spines; matching cloth boards; top edges gilt. With several maps. A very elegant set. Internally clean, externally fine. 'This is not history; this is my case.' The author's most famous work, and the books that brought most readers to Churchill.

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        A collection of 24 offprints of ornithological articles covering Birds of North and South America].Washington D.C., Ann Arbor, Michigan, Ottawa, Ontario; Paris; etc., 1880-1924. 8vo. With 22 plates (including 2 hand-coloured lithographs, 2 colour half-tones, 1 map printed in colour and 16 black & white half-tones) and 26 illustrations in the text. Contemporary dark green half sheepskin.

      - An extensive collection of offprints of articles about (North and South) American birds, from a wide variety of (mostly United States) journals from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many include title-pages and most include wrappers with the title on the front. In one case, the author added illustrations that had been (to his annoyance) omitted from the article as published in the journal. Several of the journals are now very hard to come by. There is a manuscript contents list at the end.In very good condition, from the collection of René Ronsil, author of the standard bibliography of French ornithology Bibliographie ornithologique Française (1948). Edges of a few offprints slightly tattered and the extremities of the spine a bit scuffed. A collection of offprints on American ornithology that would now be almost impossible to assemble.

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      Zionist Organization Of America, New York, 1948. 1st edition, original illustrated color paper wrappers, 8vo, 90 pages. "Fifty-one years have passed since the Zionist Organization of America embarked on its mission. We now convene six weeks after the proclamation and establishment of the State of Israel, marking the realization of Herzl's prophetic vision" (Introduction) . Light wear, spine rebacked, otherwise Very Good Condition. (KH-5-55)

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        The Laying of the Foundation Stone of the New Chamber of the House of Commons by the Speaker 26th May 1948.

      London: printed for H.M. Stationery Office by the Curwen Press Ltd.,, 1948. Foolscap folio. Original green buckram over bevelled boards, title gilt to the spine and front board, quadruple fillet gilt panel to both boards, Palace of Westminster portcullis centre-tool gilt the lower. 5 collotype plates with two images per plate, title page printed in green. A little rubbed, a couple of small areas of bubbling on the boards, else very good. First and only edition, with the limitation statement: "twenty-four copies ? printed on hand-made paper for presentation to His Majesty the King, the Library of the House of Commons and those who took part in the ceremony". Copac shows just five locations in the UK: BL, Oxford, Cambridge, Guildhall, and Chartwell; OCLC adds Houghton Library, Harvard, Universities of Toronto and Alberta, and Milwaukee Public Library Service. The exact details of publication seem somewhat muddied, Cohen explains that "the normal edition of the work , for distribution to the Members of Parliament, was in wrappers. By order of the Speaker, however, 24 copies were printed and bound in full green morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe for presentation ? I have also examined a cloth-bound copy. A folder of loose photographs of the occasion (reproduced by collotype at the Chiswick Press) was attached to the inside back cover". Which is much the same as Woods's account of the piece, but does not clarify the status of the present copy. This is the second such copy examined by this cataloguer. The text reprints Churchill's speech as Leader of the Opposition: "The House of Commons is a living and deathless entity; it survived, unflinching, the tests and hazards of war; it preserved our constitutional liberties under our ancient monarchy in a manner which has given a sense of stability, not only in this island, but as an example to nations in many lands". He features in all but two of the images.

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        History of the Tuna Club

      Tuna Club 1948 - Arthur Macrate Jr.'s "HISTORY OF THE TUNA CLUB, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California" . Published by the Tuna Club, 1948, FIRST EDITION 1948 True First Edition of this great history of the AVALON TUNA CLUB, at Santa Catalina Island, California (Founded in 1898). 197 pages, with 17 chapters. Contents includes: Dedication; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations (Of which there are 26, with many historic photos of record game fish, and sights around Catalina); Introduction; Prologue; Fin De Siecle; Early Days; Constitution, Incorporation, and By-Laws; The Club House; In Memoriam; Affiliated Clubs; The Annual Tournaments; Flags and Buttons (Awards); Guides and Boatmen; Tuna, Marlin, and Broadbill; Tackle and Baits; Fishing Grounds; San Clemente (Island); Conservation; War Years; Some Interesting Fights; Club Records: Epilogue, Appendix, Bibliography, and Index. The Santa Catalina Avalon Tuna Club was founded by Charles Frederick Holder (Author of GAME FISHES OF THE WORLD, RECOLLECTIONS OF A SPORTSMAN ON THE PACIFIC COAST, BIG GAME AT SEA, THE BOY ANGLER, THE CHANNEL ISLANDS OF CALIFORNIA, THE LOG OF A SEA ANGLER, LIFE IN THE OPEN, and others) . Holder had a special place in Big Game Fishing History, as he invented the sport of BIG GAME FISHING in 1898 when he took a tuna of 183 pounds on a rod and reel (See Scan) It took 3hr. and 45 minutes, and they were towed 10 miles in their boat by the tuna. All previous Big Game fishing was done with hand lines. The news went out by word of mouth and by telegraph that the sport of Big Game Fishing had been born. Later, the first broadbill swordfish ever landed on rod and reel was caught by a member of the club here (See Scan). Charles Holder also founded the Rose Parade in Pasadena California, and was prominent in the Valley Hunt Club, in Pasadena. This history of the Club was written to honor the Fiftieth anniversary of the club. The Golden Jubilee. The club's purpose is and has always been to preserve Big Game Fishing as a sport in which the skill alone of the angler and the boatman is matched against the native cunning and strength of the fish. These men went forth to catch Tuna that could exceed 200 pounds, Marlin, and Broadbill swordfish on wooden or cane rods and reels. The early reels did not have a drag with which to slow the run of the fish. They used leather pads to press against the spool. The club is still in existence today, and continues to use strict limitations and rules on the size of tackle and lines to be used in taking Tuna, Swordfish, Marlin, Dorado, etc. The tuna were called Leaping Tuna and could at times be seen jumping over the fishing boats, in their pursuit of Flying Fish (Their favorite meal). The anglers at times used silk Chinese kites to help carry their baits outside the wake of the fishing launches, as this made them more acceptable to their quarry. Contributors (And/or members of the club) include Kip Farrington (PACIFIC GAME FISHING, ATLANTIC GAME FISHING), Van Campen Heilner (OUR AMERICAN GAME BIRDS, A BOOK ON DUCK SHOOTING), O.H.P. Rodman, George C. Thomas Jr. (GAME FISH OF THE PACIFIC) George C. Thomas III, and F.G. Menke. The book includes records of fish caught, including Tuna, Marlin, Broadbill Swordfish, Black Sea Bass, Yellowtail, White Sea Bass, Albacore, Dolphin, and others. Believe me when I say that this book is a treat for the eyes. These copies do not come along very often. If you have an interest in Big Game Fishing, then this is the Holy Grail of angling club histories. This is a scarce book. One of only 4 available on the internet. This copy is Near Fine, in a burgundy leather binding that has some minor scuffs, with gilt titles on the front cover. There is NO internal marking or writing of any kind. The hinges and the binding of the signatures are quite tight, with no signs of separation [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick Ayres, Angling & Hunting Books]
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        Giacomo Manzù

      Milano: Edizioni del Milione, Monografie di artisti italiani contemporanei , 1948. Rilegato, sovracoperta (hard cover, dust jacket). Molto Buono (Very Good). Testo di Anna Pacchioni. Prefazione di Lionello Venturi. Con 79 tavole in bianco e nero e a colori. Biografia, bibliografia, esposizioni, catalogo. Una delle copie della tiratura di testa composta da 21 esemplari numerati dall'1 al 21 più 4 fuori commercio contrassegnati A, B, C, D, tutti con un'acquaforte acquatinta originale dell'Artista, "La modella", stampata su carta india applicata, numerata e firmata a matita (lastra cm 21x14,5, foglio cm 29x22, esemplare 8/25). 8vo (cm 29x22,5). pp. 44 + tavole. Molto Buono (Very Good). Sovracoperta leggermente sciupata ai margini con strappetti e piccole mancanze (Some chipping and nicks around top and bottom of dust jacket). Prima ed. di 25+4 es. numerati e firmati dall'A. Una delle prime monografie su Manzù. Si legge al risvolto della sovraccoperta che la presente monografia - la più completa fino a quel momento - prese forma in occasione della grande mostra di Manzù nei saloni di Palazzo Reale a Milano nel marzo del 1947.

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        Konvolut Pataphysique.

      Umfangreiches Konvolut des besonders in den 1960er Jahren in Kunst und Literatur einflussreichen Collège de Pataphysique, das einen bis heute aktiven und lange Zeit geheimen Zusammenschluss von Wissenschaftlern, Literaten und Intellektuellen darstellt. Gegründet 1948 in Paris, als Vereinigung zur Förderung von Studien der ?Pataphysik?, einem vom französischen Schriftsteller Alfred Jarry (1873?1907) erdachten absurdistischen Wissenschaftskonzept. Der Begriff der Pataphysik wurde vom Schriftsteller Alfred Jarry im Theaterstück Roi Ubu als Persiflage auf die Naturwissenschaft geprägt. Das Collège hat eine esoterische Verfassung, die in ihrer Struktur und rätselhaften Sprache an freimaurerische Statuten erinnert. Wie in einer Loge gibt es unterschiedliche Grade der Mitgliedschaft. Das Collège benutzt intern eine eigene Zeitrechnung, die mit Alfred Jarrys Geburt am 8. September 1873 beginnt. - Neben einigen Heften mit wissenschaftlichen und literarischen Studien aus den verschiedenen vom Collège herausgegebene Schriftenreihen (siehe unten) auch mit diversen internen Veröffentlichungen (u.a: Troisième Manifeste / N?oubliez pas de renouvelez votre abonnement! / Èlection / Collection des Cahiers du Collège de Pataphysique / Institutum Pataphysicum Mediolanense (68 x 49 cm) / 1 gelaufenes Kuvert hs. adressiert an den österr. Schriftsteller u. Mitredakteur der Lit.zeitschrift ?Eröffnungen? Hannes Schneider von R[aymond] Fleury A.O.G.C.O.E. du Collège de Pataphysique [] (Stemp.). Enthält u.a. ein Carnet-Spécimen m. 23 Marken / Timbres auf 4 Bll. 1 Theaterzettel (2fach) für die Aufführung eines Stückes von Jarry (1966 im Theatre Kaleidoscope in Paris). - Umfasst folgende Werke aus den Schriftenreihen: I: Ferry, Jean. Une autre Étude sur Raymond Roussel. Leçons de Petit Apparat sur les Chants I, III, & IV des Nouvelles impressions dAfrique, professées en la susdite Chaire durant les années 88 & 89 E.P (= Collège de Pataphysique XCI). [Paris], Collège de Pataphysique (11 gidouille 91 [= 25 Juni 1964]). Gr.-8. Reihentit., Tit. 48(6) S. Mit einigen kl. Textabb. Gelber OKart. Einbd. etw. angestaubt, Vorderdeckel eselsohrig. - Eines von 888 Ex. (eines von 555 auf Simillimi-Chiffon) pour les Membres dudit Collège. / II: Jarry, Alfred. Les Les Antliaclastes. Drame en trois actes. (Colle?ge de Pataphysique XCII). Saint-Brieuc, (Colle?ge de Pataphysique / Imp. Firmin-Didot 1964). 8. 28(2) S. OBrosch. Papierbed. gebräunt. ? Nr. 358 von 666 Ex. / III: Petitfaux, Georges. Petit A-B-C de quelques idées reçues parmi les Membres du Collège de Pataphysique pour les commodités de la conversation. (Colle?ge de Pataphysique XCIII Collection des Phynances III). [Paris], Collège de Pataphysique 29 clinamen 93 [= 19-20 April 1966]). Quer-8. 35(3) S. OBrosch. - Eines von 999 Ex. (Nr.348 v. 377 ?Exemplaire de luxe sur Grand Papier bleu & numerotés?). / IV: Subsidia pataphysica. Troisième et nouvelle série. Numéro 0 et numéro 1. Paris, Collège de Pataphysique 28 tatane XCII E.P. [= 1965] u. 29 sable 93 E.P [=1965]. 8. 84 u. 103(1) S. Illustr. OKart. - Die ersten 2 von 28 Heften. / V: Daumal, René u. Roger Gilbert-Lecomte, Le lyon rouge suivi de La tempête des cygnes ou La conquête des signes. (= Collection Haha. 91). [Paris], Collège de Pataphysique XCI E. P. [= 1964]. 10,5 x 10 cm. 21(3) S. Illlustr. OBrosch. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      Works Publishing, Inc, NY 1948 - 12th printing; black c w/gilt titles; only slight wear at tips; ownr's bookplate; 400 pages; good clean, tight binding Size: 8 vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Washington Volumes 1-6

      Scribners. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Volumes 1-6 in four slipcases (slipcases show minor scuffing, toning and are described below), Douglas Southall Freeman. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First Printing. Hard Cover. Octavo. As issued in navy cloth titled in gold on the spine. Volumes do not appear to have been read. Volume I inscribed and signed by Freeman on the half-title of Volume 1; this opening also has some offsetting from a clipping laid in. Inscribed by Freeman to Nancy Bottigheimer on Tuesday, June 28, 1949. Douglas Southall Freeman retired as Editor from the Richmond News Leader. Per the National Archives Dr. Freeman was in his office moving boxes on June 28, 1949. Light rubbing to the board edges; a few leaves have a little creasing at the fore-edge. Volumes 1 & 2 in slipcase. Open tear (~ 1" at top right & left). Volume 1 has inscription at FFEP. Toning at FFEP and facing page from newspaper article referring to Dr. Freeman, light brown toning - see photo. Volumes 3 & 4 in slipcase. Open tear (~ 1" at top left, top right has very small tear). Front (not spine) of slipcase has 2 small indentations. 3 small brown areas at top of slipcase. Volume 5 in slipcase. Typical toning and scuffing. Volume spine shows "Scribners" at bottom, which appears to be a manufacturing defect as this has been noted in numerous previous Volume 5. Volume 6 in slipcase. Typical toning and scuffing. Upper left front of slipcase is starting.

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        El Castell Dels Tres Dragons. Edició Il.lustrada Per Valentí Castanys.

      Aymà, Barcelona 1948 - 144pp. en papel de hilo de gran calidad. Todas las páginas ilustradas con muy curiosos y divertidos dibujos. Todos pintados a mano a vivos colores. Excelente encuadernación a media piel grabada, con puntas y tela. Fileteada en oro. Lomera con nervios y florones. Corte superior dorado. =Edición única de 208 ejemplares. Size: Gran Folio [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Blumenbukett - Chromolithographie, nach dem Gemälde von Joseph Nigg

      Mourlot, (Paris), 1948. Maße: ca. 48 cm x 62 cm, am untern Blattrand typografischer Name, hinter Glas, in schlichtem Holzrahmen, (Rahmen mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren) - Teil der Serie von sechs verschiedenen Sträußen / Printed in France / Joseph Nigg war ein österreichischer Porzellan- und Blumenmaler -

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        The Otterbury Incident. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.

      London: Putnam & Company Ltd, 1948 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the pictorial dust jacket. Contemporary Australian bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Board corners faintly bumped, endpapers lightly foxed. An excellent copy in a price-clipped jacket with a few small chips and closed tears. First edition, first impression. Extremely scarce in the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Arte Astratta in Italia

      Torino: SET, , 1948. Fogli sciolti (loose pages). Molto Buono (Very Good). Catalogo/manifesto della prima grande mostra di arte astratta in Italia, Roma, Galleria Roma, Marzo-Aprile 1948. Comitato d'onore: G.C. Argan, P. Bucarelli, G. De Angelis D'Ossat, G. Ghiringhelli, C. Maltese, L. Marchiori, C. Sotgiu, E. Villa, L. Venturi. Comitato organizzativo: A. Perilli, E. Sottsass jr., A. Pizzinato. Testi di E. Sottsass, P. Mondrian, G. Morris, G. Formaggio, Le Corbusier, M. Bill, G. Dorfles, F. Leger, J. Albers, W. Kandinsky. Espongono Accardi, Attardi, Consagra, Dorazio, Dorfles, Dova, Fontana, Garau, Ghiringhelli, Guerrini, Licini, Magnelli, Manisco, Massaglia, Mastroianni, Maugeri, Mazzon, Monnet, Munari, Perilli, Pizzinato, Prampolini, Reggiani, Sanfilippo, Soldati, Sottsass jr., Spazzapan, Turcato, Vedova, Viani. Con 26 riproduzioni. Cm 60 x 46,6. pp. 2. Molto Buono (Very Good). . "Credere di poter fare dell'arte facendo delle cose che si dicono astratte, vuol dire credere a uomini che sono nuovi, rispetto a tutti gli altri passati, in quanto hanno qualche cosa da dire soltanto in quel momento che hanno deciso di essere uomini. Dicono soltanto questo: che specie di uomini hanno deciso di essere. Invece cha ad un atteggiamento più o meno perplesso e distratto davanti al mondo ed a se stessi, questi uomini credono ad una esistenza attiva - totalmente attiva - di se stessi nell'ordine del mondo: da una posizione più o meno decadente ed estetizzante questi uomini sono passati ad assumersi l'impegno di una totale presenza e di una continua partecipazione. Questo vuol dire fare dell'arte facendo delle cose astratte. Questo non vuol dire negare la realtà del pane e del vino, ma vuol dire non conoscerla prima di averla risolta e cancellata in una decisione che prima dell'arte non può essere che morale. Da questa decisione si comincia se si vuol fare dell'arte che si dice astratta. Poi, che si dica astratta o concreta questo non è molto importante anche se sotto a queste due parole sta una precisa polemica tra le idee di quelli che le hanno inventate. Perché i concreti dicono che gli uomini hanno da sparire e da annientarsi nella pura concretezza dei mezzi espressivi e gli astratti violentano quella concretezza per lasciargli dentro la traccia della loro presenza. Noi abbiamo messo alla mostra il nome degli astratti perché non crediamo ad un mondo ideale dove ogni cosa diventi ferma e trasparente e dove gli uomini dovrebbero arrivare sublimandosi in puri ordini matematici e geometrici. Noi non siamo degli idealisti. Noi invece crediamo a uomini che sono ancora più uomini perché sono soltanto uomini: si incontrano con altri che sono soltanto uomini". (E. Sottsass jr.)

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      Marcel Sautier, Paris 1948 - In-4 (326 x 250 mm), 230 pp., 4 ff. n. ch. Maroquin triplé bleu marine, décor mosaïqué sur les plats composé d’une succession de pastilles roses sur fond vert amande soulignée de pointillés dorés, dos lisse orné des mêmes motifs mosaïqués, doublures et gardes de box rose bord à bord, tranches dorées, couvertures et dos conservés (Gras). Enfantines est un recueil de huit contes: Rose Lourdin, Le Couperet, L’heure avec la figure, Dolly, La Grande Epoque, Rachel Frutiger, Devoirs de Vacances, Portraits d’Éliane à 14 ans. Ces contes sont dédiés à Léon-Paul Fargue, André Gide, Francis Jourdain, Régis Gignoux, Gaston Gallimard, Marcel Ray, Marcelle Jeanniot. Cet ouvrage est illustré de 59 très belles lithographies originales en couleurs de Pierre-Eugène Clairin, parmi lesquelles 5 à pleine page dont une sur la couverture. Elles ont été tirées sur les presses à bras de Desjobert et Ravel à Paris. Cet ouvrage a eu un tirage unique, limité à 125 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Lana, plus quelques exemplaires nominatifs. Celui-ci est le n°60. Superbe reliure triplé en maroquin mosaïqué de Madeleine Gras. “Ses thèmes de décors allient à l’inspiration la plus heureuse la perfection technique de l’exécution”, Fléty, Dictionnaire des relieurs français , p. 84. Monod, Manuel de l’amateur de livres illustrés modernes 1875-1975, II, n°6838. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hymne de Paix: hand-written music score and text

      Hand Written, 1948, Hardcover (Half Leather), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. Dedicated: "A Son Excellence, le Docteur Evatt, President de l'O.N.ll, Palais de Chailloit, Paris", original music hand-done score and text (see attached photos), signed by 11 December 1948 by Delrieu and Royer, in half-leather folder marked on front "Alice de Nairac". See picture for accompanying dedication to Dr H.V. Evatt, Australian Labor Party leader in the 1950s.. Size: Large Format - between A4 and A3. Text is in French. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Music Sheets & Scores; France; French Language; Music. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 28937.

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        Blueberries for Sal

      Viking Press, 1948 First printing, stated First Published by Viking Press in September, 1948, on copyright page, with no reference to later printings. Previous owner's presentation inscription on back of front free endpaper, dated Christmas, 1948. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Blueberries For Sal

      New York: Viking Press,, 1948. Oblong quarto. Original pictorial tan cloth, titles to spine in blue. With the dust jacket. Light bumping to corners, in the dust jacket with shallow chipping along rear bottom edge and lower end of spine, wear along flap folds, closed tears to rear panel, light spotting to front panel. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. A 1949 Caldecott Honor title.

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        Acta Genetica et Statistica Medica - Konvolut aus 18 Bänden

      New York, S. Karger, 1948. Band 1 - 18 Halbleinen Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, Konvolut aus 18 Bänden (Band 1 bis 18), Sprache hauptsächlich Englisch, mit Abschnitten auf Französisch und Deutsch. Versand D: 2,90 EUR

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        Blumenbukett - Chromolithographie, nach dem Gemälde von Joseph Nigg

      Mourlot 1948 Mourlot, (Paris), 1948. Maße: ca. 48 cm x 62 cm, am untern Blattrand typografischer Name, hinter Glas, in schlichtem Holzrahmen, (Rahmen mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren) - Teil der Serie von sechs verschiedenen Sträußen / Printed in France / Joseph Nigg war ein österreichischer Porzellan- und Blumenmaler - Versand D: 5,90 EUR originale Kunst/ Graphik/ Plakate

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        Autograph signature. In: Arthur Keith: A New Theory Of Human Evolution. London, Watts & Co., (1948).

      1948. X, 451 pp. Contemp. cloth. 8vo. "E. Schrödinger 1949".

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        Dark Carnival.

      Hamish Hamilton 1948 - FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, pp. 271, crown 8vo, original green cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, light spotting to endpapers, Michael Ayrton dustjacket price-clipped by publisher with new price stamped, a little rubbed and chipped, good. Inscribed by the author to the flyleaf: 'For John Baxter, This rare copy of Dark Carnival from Ray Bradbury. Aug. 12, 1980' - the recipient an author (of Science Fiction amongst other things) and renowned bibliophile. The author's first book - a collection of stories, published originally by Arkham House the preceding year; the dustjacket promises 'a young American with a remarkable gift for writing of the weird and the macabre'.

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        I TRE BOYSCOUTS 01-28

      I TRE BOYSCOUTS nn. 1-28 sequenza completa Edizioni Castello 1948 spillato 25 x 35 cm pag. 8 + cop. ciascuno b/n Stato di conservazione: OTTIMO! Il numero 1 è in condizioni buone: copertina staccata e strappetti lungo in bordi. Negli altri numeri sono da segnalare solo alcune piccole macchie. Giornale contenitore che esce in 32 numeri (dal n. 31 il nome diventa Condor-I 3 boyscouts). Presenta storie a mezzatinta tra cui la serie Tre ragazzi alla Ventura di G. Carom e disegni di Aldo Torchio (Altor) e Cicco Panco di Luigi Fiorini.

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      non paginé (30 feuillets) Paris, Editions Chavane, 1948, in-8, non paginé (30 feuillets), en feuillets non reliés, sous chemise cartonnée, vignette de titre imprimée, titre imprimé en bleu au dos, dans un emboîtage cartonné, vignette de titre imprimée en bleu contre-collée, Édition originale. Un des 800 exemplaires numérotés de 201 à 1000, sur " Papier Naturel sans Histoire " (n°516). Très bel ouvrage se composant de 30 textes et 30 gravures de Félix Labisse qui entreprend en 1944 cette série de dessins à la plume représentant des créatures hybrides plus ou moins inquiétantes, à la fois humaines, animales et végétales, d'inspiration surréaliste et fantastique. Il rédige pour chacune d'elles un descriptif, détaillant les caractéristiques, les qualités et la dangerosité du spécimen, et parfois même les manières de le combattre, de s'en débarrasser ou de s'en servir. Félix Labisse rassemble ses textes poétiques et ses gravures fantastiques dans le présent recueil auquel il choisit de donner le titre, en décalage avec le contenu, d'"Histoire Naturelle". Rapidement épuisé, cet ouvrage est republié en 1974 chez Tchou. Bel exemplaire, intérieur propre.

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        Sex and citizenship.

      Methuen and Co, 1948. Leinen Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, Schnitt mit kleinen Altersspuren, Kopfschnitt mit geringen Lagerspuren Versand D: 2,90 EUR

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      New York, Current Books, 1948. First edition. Original blue cloth boards with original illustrated blue, black, yellow, and white dust jacket with photograph of Shoah survivors crammed into the Haganah ship Exodus. 8vo. 134 pages, [32] pages of plates; 21 cm. 6 word inscription in blue pen from Gruber. Ruth Gruber, who died in 2016 at the age of 105,

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