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        Kinsey Reports] Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, [together with] Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

      W. B. Saunders [through 1953], Philadelphia 1948 - First Printings of this two-volume landmark work on human sexuality. Thick, tall 8vo: xv[1],804; xxx,841[1]pp. Publisher's maroon cloth, covers blocked in black and navy blue, spines stamped in gilt, typographic dust jackets in orange (male) and yellow (female) printed in black. Human Male: spine ends gently bumped, else Fine; jacket slightly dusty, shade of lightening to spine panel (but less than usual), two small chips at crown (not affecting lettering or design), unnecessary clear tape mends to verso, price obliterated by sticker removal, better than Very Good. Human Female: lower spine very lightly scuffed, small white spot at crown, about Fine; jacket, priced $8.00 to back flap, with light wear to folds and extremities, several small closed tears and creases, spine panel bright and unfaded, Near Fine or better. Garrison-Morton 7037-38. Kinsey and his colleagues at the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University based the first volume on histories of approximately 5,300 males, collected during a fifteen year period. The text describes the methodology, sampling, coding, interviewing, and statistical analyses. Sexual Behavior in the Human Female was based on personal interviews with approximately 6,000 women. The data was analyzed for the frequency with which women participate in various types of sexual activity and considered how such factors as age, social-economic status, and religious adherence influenced sexual behavior. The evidence suggested that women were less sexually active than men, but the publications were immediately controversial, causing shock and outrage, both because they challenged conventional beliefs about sexuality and because they discussed subjects considered taboo. The Kinsey Reports together sold three-quarters of a million copies and were translated into thirteen languages, making them among the most successful and influential scientific books of the 20th century. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Kinsey Reports] Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, [together with] Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

      Philadelphia W. B. Saunders [through 1953] 1948 First Printings of this two-volume landmark work on human sexuality. Thick, tall 8vo: xv[1],804; xxx,841[1]pp. Publisher's maroon cloth, covers blocked in black and navy blue, spines stamped in gilt, typographic dust jackets in orange (male) and yellow (female) printed in black. Human Male: spine ends gently bumped, else Fine; jacket slightly dusty, shade of lightening to spine panel (but less than usual), two small chips at crown (not affecting lettering or design), unnecessary clear tape mends to verso, price obliterated by sticker removal, better than Very Good. Human Female: lower spine very lightly scuffed, small white spot at crown, about Fine; jacket, priced $8.00 to back flap, with light wear to folds and extremities, several small closed tears and creases, spine panel bright and unfaded, Near Fine or better. Garrison-Morton 7037-38. Fine- Kinsey and his colleagues at the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University based the first volume on histories of approximately 5,300 males, collected during a fifteen year period. The text describes the methodology, sampling, coding, interviewing, and statistical analyses. Sexual Behavior in the Human Female was based on personal interviews with approximately 6,000 women. The data was analyzed for the frequency with which women participate in various types of sexual activity and considered how such factors as age, social-economic status, and religious adherence influenced sexual behavior. The evidence suggested that women were less sexually active than men, but the publications were immediately controversial, causing shock and outrage, both because they challenged conventional beliefs about sexuality and because they discussed subjects considered taboo. The Kinsey Reports together sold three-quarters of a million copies and were translated into thirteen languages, making them among the most successful and influential scientific books of the 20th century. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Pablo Picasso-Second Vallauris-1948 Mourlot Lithograph

      1948 - "Second Vallauris" by Pablo Picasso, Unsigned Lithograph printed in 1948. The overall size of the Lithograph is 26 x 20 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as A: Mint. Here is some supplemental information about the Lithograph: 1948 lithograph, with the original image referenced #119b in Picasso Lithographs by Fernand Mourlot. Stone polished out, two colour composition. Water stain visible lower part below the text. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Sexual Behavior in the Human Male

      W. B. Saunders Co. Philadelphia 1948 - First Edition. Rare first printing of this important study, written in conjunction with Wardell Pomeroy and Clyde Martin. Near Fine, contemporary signature at front endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, with few short closed tears, top spine end with chipping, lower spine end with quarter sized chip. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plea for synagogue repair in Dunajska Streda (Hungarian: Dunaszerdahely)

      Czechoslovakia 1948 - A large sheet, in acid free Mylar envelope. It is half in Hebrew, half in Slovak, dated 30 August 1948, with a photo of the bombed synagogue in Dunajka Streda. The writer, Rabbi Josef Steiner appeals for a donation from fellow Jews to help repair the synagogue, built by Rabbi Juda Aszadom. The synagogue was not repaired and was eventually torn down. Of the few Jewish inhabitants who survived the death camps a handful returned to the town. The rest of the survivors settled in Israel and elsewhere. The few remaining Jews who did return to live in Serdahely, as it was called by Jews, intermarried local Christians. "Zid. Nab. Obec. Dunajska Stread. Spoluveriaci! Jedna z mnohych nabozenskych obci, ktore boy postihnute krutym isudom sa obracia na vas a prosebnym volanim, pomahajte! V nedavno uplynulych casoch, ked krviprelievanie . . . [= Fellow believers, we appeal to you for help. . .]. Translation of a very small segment from the Hebrew: With the help of the Almighty, the Jewish community of Dunajska Streda. . . we ask you to hear our pleas. . . the great synagogue built by the great Rabbi Yehuda Assad was damaged in 1944 . . . see the photo below. . . help us rebuild it . . August 30, 1948. Rabbi Yosef Eliyahu HaCohen Steiner and the directors of the congregation. Dunajská Streda (Hungarian: Dunaszerdahely) (Danube = Dunaj Streda = middle = middle of the Danube or middle of the week, since in Medieval times had a permit to hold a fair on Wednesdays) Dunajská Streda is located on the so-called Rye Island A town of c. 15.000 inhabitants in Trnava region, c. 30 km southeast of Bratislava. It has 23.236 inhabitants (83.3% Hungarian; 1990 census). The town was in the Pozsony (in Slovakian: Pre¹porok) County of the Kingdom of Hungary to 1919/1920 (Czechoslovakian occupation / Treaty of Trianon). 1920-1938 part of Czechoslovakia 1938-1944 part of Hungary (after the Decision of Vienna). The Treaty of Paris (1947) reallocated it to Czechoslovakia.

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        The Moth

      Alfred A. Knopf 1948 - First edition. Inscribed by author on free front end paper in blue ink: "To Fit[?] Clark[?]:/ In memory of too/ many* martinis/ James M Cain/ Houston, Tex./ August 14, 1948/ * But not too, too many." Good+ in Near Fine unclipped dust jacket. Cloth soiled, spine sunned, front hinge a little weak. Dust jacket is attractive: hardly any rubbing. Front panel has very slight curling. A fun signature from the famous noir author, a serious drinker. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Picasso a Antibes. Photographies de Michel Sima. Commentees par Paul Eluard. Introduction par Jaime Sabartes

      [Paris]: Rene Drouin, 1948. First Edition, with more than 90 half-tone photographs of Picasso, with his family, working, and with completed works. With an important commentary by noted author and friend of Picasso's, Paul Eluard and an Introduction by another noted author and close friend, Jaime Sabartes. Folio, 3/4 blue morocco with marble pastepaper, spine panelled, author and title in gilt, teg, original pictorial wrappers of Picasso bound in. An important record of the master and his work.

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

      GEORGE ALLEN AND UNWIN, LONDON 1948 - recent bound in full tan morocco baby skin soft brilliant bright gold gilt decorated and lettered with raised spine, all edges gilt, binding tight, pages yellowing DATE PUBLISHED: 1948 EDITION: THIRD PRINTING 916 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Archiv für Geschichte des Buchwesens. Herausgegeben von der Historischen Kommission des Börsenvereins des Buchhandels. - [22 Bände].

      Bände 1 bis 22 des Archivs für Geschichte des Buchwesens. - Hg. von der Historischen Kommission des Börsenvereins des Buchhandels. - Mit unzähligen Fachbeiträgen und dem in Band 20 enthaltenen Gesamtregister für die ersten 20 Jahrgänge. - Die Bände stammen aus der Handbibliothek des Antiquars Hartmut Erlemann (1948-2014) und tragen auf dem hinteren Spiegel jeweils ein typographisches Nachlass-Exlibris. - Sehr feine Tabaknote teils minimal berieben und bestoßen. Sonst und insgesamt gute, gepflegte Exemplare.

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        The Golden Cockerel Mabinogion

      London: Christopher Sandford at The Golden Cockerel Press, 1948 VG, 1948 Golden Cockerel Press Limited edition, 20 illustrations. In red half morocco over gilt illustrated cloth. Spine, gilt titles & celtic device. Internally, frontis, illustrated titlepage, [4], 5-266 pp, [1], 20 illustrations (full page] by Braby. Some small spots at cloth base, faded at head, t.e.g., remainder uncut, Welsh armorial bookplate to fpd, binders stamp to fpd, some light edge browning and the occasional light marginal spot, 3 tiny spots to spine. A very good copy! (Folio, 213*353 mm). Title continues: A new translation from the White Book of Rhydderch and the Red Book of Hergest by Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones. With illustrations by Dorothea Braby. Made up of the following: Pwyll prince of Dyfed. Branwen daughter of Lly?r. Manawydan son of Lly?r. Math son of Mathonwy. The dream of Macsen Wledig. Lludd and Llefelys. Culhwch and Olwen. The dream of Rhonabwy. The lady of the fountain. Peredur son of Efrawg. Gereint son of Erbin.

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        Archiv des Völkerrechts. Herausgegeben von Walter Schätzel, Hans Wehberg, Hans-Jürgen Schlochauer, Philip Kunig, Walter Rudolf, u. a. Bände 1-36.

      Gr. 8 (23,5 x 15,5 cm). 12 Orig.-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. 11 Private Halbleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. 42 Orig.-Broschuren. [Softcover / Paperback]. "Das Archiv des Völkerrechts ist eine im Jahre 1948 gegründete Vierteljahresschrift. In Abhandlungen, Berichten und Buchbesprechungen behandelt sie die Entwicklung des internationalen Rechts in seiner ganzen Breite. Das AVR ist ein Forum der deutschsprachigen Völkerrechtswissenschaft und sucht den internationalen Dialog des Faches. Die Beiträge reflektieren dogmatische und theoretische Grundfragen des Völkerrechts ebenso wie die Entwicklung der internationalen Rechtsprechung. Die behandelten Rechtsgebiete reichen vom überlieferten Kernbestand des zwischenstaatlichen Völkerrechts und des Rechts der bewaffneten Konflikte über das Recht internationaler Organisationen, die Menschenrechte, das Umweltvölkerrecht und Welthandelsrecht bis hin zu Fragen des internationalen Verwaltungsrechts. Das AVR erscheint vierteljährlich und veröffentlicht Beiträge in deutscher, englischer und französischer Sprache." (Quelle: mohr-de) - Bände 1-23 fest gebunden Bände 24-36 in Einzellieferungen, wobei bei Band 34 die Hefte 1 & 3 und bei Band 36 die Hefte 2 & 4 fehlen. - Einbände teils leicht berieben und etwas angestaubt. Papier der ersten 10 Bände etwas gebräunt. Bände durchgehend mit wenigen Anstreichungen, meist in schwarzem Kugelschreiber. Die Broschuren hin und wieder mit handschriftlichen Notizen auf den Vorderdeckeln. - Insgesamt gut erhaltene Exemplare.

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        THE DOUBLE AXE & Other Poems

      Random House, New York 1948 - Signed on a tipped in leaf. Original blue cloth, with dust jacket. Housed in a fancy leather backed slipcase with an elegant abstract design. A fine copy in a nearly fine jacket, slipcase is fine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Elephant and Kangaroo

      Jonathan Cape 1948 - First Edition, First Printing with "First Published 1948" printed on the copyright page. A magnificent dustjacket that is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. This original First Issue dustjacket has the price present on the front flap with only a hint of wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy seldom seen in this nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'état de siège

      Gallimard 1948 - - Gallimard, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 35 exemplaires hors commerce et numérotés sur alfa. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité affectant principalement les marges de certains feuillets et les gardes, une trace de pliure verticale sur le second plat. Bel envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus et rédigé à l'aide de deux encres au célèbre bouquiniste des quais et anarchiste, Albert Blain : "puisqu'il aime la liberté avec le souvenir de sympathie d'Albert Camus et l'Etat de siège qui n'est rien d'autre que le petit commentaire dramatique d'un grand vers : "Homme libre, toujours tu chériras la mer!" Grand ami des flaneurs bibliophiles et des écrivains, notamment du libertaire Han Ryner avec lequel il entretint une longue correspondance, Albert Blain inspira Léo Malet qui en fait le meilleur ami de Rémy Brandwell dans la série des Nestor Burma. En 1955, répondant favorablement à une invitation d'Albert Blain devenu "Président de la Chambre syndicale des bouquinistes des quais de la Seine", Camus se remémorera avec plaisir leur complicité d'après guerre: "Je n'ai pas oublié nos petites conversations sur les quais" Cette précieuse dédicace réalisée sur un des rares exemplaires de l'auteur sur beau papier, témoigne de l'intéret et du respect de Camus pour cette figure de l'intelligence libre, frèrre de ces "Justes" qui lui inspireront l'année suivante, l'une de ses pièces majeures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 35 copies hors commerce, numbered on Alfa paper. Bel autograph signed by Albert Camus and written using two inks: "A Mr. Albert Blain since loves freedom with the memory of sympathy Albert Camus and the state of siege that is nothing other than the small dramatic comment to a large "free man, you will always cherish the sea!" Some small minor foxing mainly affecting the margins of some leaves and guards, a vertical fold trace on the second course. Yellowed paper as generally insolated back, full copy of its blurb. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Seven Storey Mountain

      Harcourt Brace, New York 1948 - First Edition (so stated). Spiritual autobiography of Trappist monk. In the second issue black cloth binding and the second state dustjacket with photo caption stating "Author on the left," and with mention of the Catholic Press Association Award for 1948 on the rear flap. Very good+ or better, with bumping to spine tips and corners and a little shelfwear, in very near fine dustjacket with bright unfaded spine and only traces of rubbing at some edges. Very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Naked and the Dead

      Rinehart and Co, New York 1948 - A very solid copy of the 1948 1st edition (with the Rinehart circled 'R' at the copyright page). Clean and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with very light creasing along the panel edges and light chipping and creasing at the spine crown. Thick octavo, an attractive, presentable copy of Norman Mailer's celebrated first book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch. Eine Darstellung des galloromanischen Sprachschatzes. Bände 1-25 und Beiheft und Supplementheft (Bände 22, 24 und 25 unvollständig, jeweils nur einzelne Faszikel vorhanden).

      Mohr, Tübingen / Helbing & Lichtenhahn / Zbinden, Basel 1948-1985. Gr.-8°, teils gebunden in Halbleinen, teils in original-kartonierten Lieferungen, die Leineneinbände teils fleckig und etwas berieben, Schnitt etwas stockfleckig, bei den frühen Bänden papierbedingte Bräunung, vereinzelt Randanmerkungen, Titelblatt von Band 1 gerissen, die Einbände der kartonierten Lieferungen teils stockfleckig / gebräunt und etwas bestoßen, die Seiten der Lieferungen unbeschnitten und meist unaufgeschnitten, schwacher Kellergeruch, (das Grundwerk / Bände 1-14 = A-Z und die Ergänzungsbände 15-21 und 23 vollständig, die Ergänzungsbände 22, 24 und 25 nicht vollständig, von diesen nur einzelne Lieferungen vorhanden), Versand D: 4,90 EUR Französisch, französische Sprache, Etymologie, Handbuch, Lexikon, Romanistik, French etymological dictionary,

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        Intruder in the Dust

      NY: Random House, 1948. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. black cloth, front cover lettering bright and fresh in blue and gilt. Fine in near fine dust wrapper. 247 pages. 20.5 x 14 cm. $3.00 price on front cover flap, dust wrapper designed by McKnight Kauffer. Miniscule nick to lower front cover of dust wrapper. PETERSON A24b. Overall, a very bright, fresh copy.

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        50 secrets of magic craftsmanship. Translated by Haakon Chevalier

      New York: Dial Press, 1948. 192 p. Black cloth. Spine gilt faded as usual, but an excellent copy in a dust jacket, price-clipped, and with only very minor edge wear.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Le dictionnaire aux - mille - images.

      Paris, Les Presse d' Ile - de - France 1948 - 21 x 8 cm, 210 p. avec des ill., gebräunt, Buchblock am Rücken und in der Mitte gelöst, Ränder läd. und angeschmutzt, Rücken kaputt, daher in Folie eingebunden

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        TYPED MANUSCRIPT, WITH REVISIONS

      Miami Beach, FL, 1948. Nine and on-half pages, on rectos only of ten quarto sheets. Typed, but with copious manuscript revisions and corrections. About fine, in postally used envelope, with address and return address and name in Wylie's hand. The corrected and revised manuscript for an article Wylie wrote for the University of Kansas magazine, THE JAYHAWKER, entitled "Sic Transit Veritas," in which he deals with the general unpreparedness of students for certain aspects of life after graduation. The student, he asserts, " is only half educated. When he graduates he hopes he know enough to earn a living. He hardly imagines that he must also earn a life ... The graduate knows everything but himself, everything, that is, but humanity ...." He ponders their preparedness for potential changes the future may hold, touching on themes which were leitmotifs in his fiction: "Are courses being offered in wilderness survival? Or will Boy Scouts alone inherit such habitable nooks of earth as may one day be left free of radio- activity ... In five generations ... the American people have squandered five inches of topsoil which requires five thousand years for deposit. America is becoming a 'have not' nation in many categories. Thus it may be asked if 'education' has taught conservation and how to do with less ...." Wylie was, at the time, on the staff of THE MIAMI HERALD. Best known now for his novels GLADIATOR (1930), WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE (1933, cowritten with Edwin Balmer, and its sequel), and THE PARADISE CRATER (1945), Wylie enjoyed some wider public celebrity for his 1942 nonfiction collection, GENERATION OF VIPERS. While fair copy souvenir typescripts signed by him are as common as they are valueless, working typescripts such as the example in hand are uncommon.

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        IN THE FIRST YEAR OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL. REPORT TO THE 51ST ANNUAL CONVENTION, ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA, JULY 3-5, 1948, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA.

      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) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        L'APOCALYPSE DE SAINT JEAN APÔTRE

      Paris: [Printed by Robert Blanchet for Paul Féraud], 1948. No. 12 OF 160 COPIES and ONE OF 10 COPIES with an additional suite of plates PRINTED ON VELLUM. This deluxe illlustrated edition of the Book of Revelations is enhanced by a stately binding by an important French firm and by an additional suite of the evocative etchings, printed on creamy vellum. The text here includes the three Epistles of Saint John, in addition to the Apocalypse, translated by Le Maistre de Sacy (1613-84), who was a member of the Jansenists, a French Roman Catholic sect named for and adhering to the doctrines of Cornelius Jansen, Bishop of Ypres; the group was strongly opposed to the teachings of the Jesuits and was supported by such literary luminaries as Pascal and Racine. A major theologian, de Sacy spent two years in the Bastille for his heterodoxy. The binding's fanfare style of decoration was popular in France during de Sacy's lifetime. The main features of this style, in Glaister's words, "are interlacing ribbons" that form "compartments of various shapes, with emphasis given to a central compartment. This interlacing ribbon is bounded by a double line on one side and a single one on the other." Ornaments made with small hand tools "fill all the compartments except the central one and almost completely cover the sides." The fanfare style is perhaps most frequently associated with the work of Nicolas and Clovis Eve, court binders and booksellers to successive kings of France from about 1578 to 1634. It is generally believed that the term "fanfare" actually took its name from an early 17th century music book (the title of which begins with the word "fanfare") acquired by the bibliophile Charles Nodier in 1829. The book was bound for Nodier by the famous Parisian binder Joseph Thouvenin, using an appropriately retrospective design in imitation of the Eves' style, which from that point forward came to be known as "fanfare." This retrospective binding was executed by one of the greatest French bookbinding families. In her "Bookbinders and their Craft," Prideaux says that the Gruel firm, founded in 1811, "always had the highest reputation . . . for initiative in artistic matters, as well as for irreproachable execution in the detail of its many-sided achievements." Paul Gruel (1864-1954) took over the firm after the death of his father, the great Léon Gruel, in 1923 and ably directed the operation until his own death, maintaining the atelier's reputation for excellence. The moving illustrations are the work of Jean Bernard (1908-94), a prolific book illustrator and a leader in the French artisans' association, Les Compagnons du Devoir. The etchings show to especially fine effect on vellum.. 340 x 263 mm. (13 1/4 x 10 1/2"). 2 p.l., 128 pp., [5] leaves. Translated into French by Maître de Sacy. No. 12 OF 160 COPIES and ONE OF 10 COPIES with an additional suite of plates PRINTED ON VELLUM. IMPRESSIVE SMOOTH CALF, CONSPICUOUSLY GILT IN A FANFARE STYLE, BY GRUEL (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with interlacing strapwork and many curling gilt vines, raised bands, spine gilt with twining vine enclosed by double gilt rules, gilt titling, turn-ins ruled and tooled in gilt, dark brown watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt. Original pictorial paper wrappers bound in. Housed in an attractive morocco-backed, suede-lined cloth clamshell box. With 65 small etchings in the text (including historiated initials), an illustrated table of plates, and 30 full-page etchings by Jean Bernard; with an additional suite of the plates printed on vellum, numbered (10/10) and signed by the artist.Vellum lightly rumpled and with occasional (naturally occurring) variations in grain, but A SPARKLING COPY inside and out.This deluxe illlustrated edition of the Book of Revelations is enhanced by a stately binding by an important French firm and by an additional suite of the evocative etchings, printed on creamy vellum. The text here includes the three Epistles of Saint John, in addition to the Apocalypse, translated by Le Maistre de Sacy (1613-84), who was a member of the Jansenists, a French Roman Catholic sect named for and adhering to the doctrines of Cornelius Jansen, Bishop of Ypres; the group was strongly opposed to the teachings of the Jesuits and was supported by such literary luminaries as Pascal and Racine. A major theologian, de Sacy spent two years in the Bastille for his heterodoxy. The binding's fanfare style of decoration was popular in France during de Sacy's lifetime. The main features of this style, in Glaister's words, "are interlacing ribbons" that form "compartments of various shapes, with emphasis given to a central compartment. This interlacing ribbon is bounded by a double line on one side and a single one on the other." Ornaments made with small hand tools "fill all the compartments except the central one and almost completely cover the sides." The fanfare style is perhaps most frequently associated with the work of Nicolas and Clovis Eve, court binders and booksellers to successive kings of France from about 1578 to 1634. It is generally believed that the term "fanfare" actually took its name from an early 17th century music book (the title of which begins with the word "fanfare") acquired by the bibliophile Charles Nodier in 1829. The book was bound for Nodier by the famous Parisian binder Joseph Thouvenin, using an appropriately retrospective design in imitation of the Eves' style, which from that point forward came to be known as "fanfare." This retrospective binding was executed by one of the greatest French bookbinding families. In her "Bookbinders and their Craft," Prideaux says that the Gruel firm, founded in 1811, "always had the highest reputation . . . for initiative in artistic matters, as well as for irreproachable execution in the detail of its many-sided achievements." Paul Gruel (1864-1954) took over the firm after the death of his father, the great Léon Gruel, in 1923 and ably directed the operation until his own death, maintaining the atelier's reputation for excellence. The moving illustrations are the work of Jean Bernard (1908-94), a prolific book illustrator and a leader in the French artisans' association, Les Compagnons du Devoir. The etchings show to especially fine effect on vellum.

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        An Autobiography

      

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        An Autobiography. The first forty years of the complete and intimate life story of an Artist, Author, Sculptor, Art Dealer, Philosopher, Psychologist, Traveller, and a Modernist Fighter for Humanity.

      - London: The Modern Art Gallery 1948. (12) 468 Seiten mit zahlreichen ganzseitigen s/w Abbildungen und 20 montierten Farbreproduktionen auf Tafeln. OLeinenband mit illustriertem OSchutzumschlag und OVerlagspappschuber. - Erste Ausgabe. - Sternfeld/Tiedemann² 59. - Dt. Exilarchiv 504. - Kunst im Exil in Großbritannien 49ff. Auf dem vorderen Vorsatzblatt ein eigenhändiges Selbstporträt von Jack Bilbo mit einer getuschten Widmung für seinen Freund und Drucker Edmund Arnold: "For Edmund with thanks for the lovely book". - In der unteren linken Ecke ein eigenhändiger Zusatz in Tinte: "This sorrowful portrait is the result of all the fights I had with Edmund Arnold over the creation of this magnum opus". - Jack Bilbo hatte mehrere seiner Bücher in der Druckerei E. J. Arnold & Son in Leeds herstellen lassen. Der Inhaber Edmund Arnold war ein guter Freund und stand ihm oft mit Rat und Tat bei der Konzeption seiner Bücher zur Seite. - Die Seiten 365 - 379 (Bilderteil) umgekehrt eingebunden. - Einband leicht berieben, Schnitt stellenweise fleckig, Schutzumschlag berieben und stellenweise beschädigt, mit Knickspuren, Randläsuren und Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen, der selten vorhandene Pappschuber berieben und bestoßen. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Londoner Versandantiquariat]
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        BLAZING GUNS ON THE CHISHOLM TRAIL

      Random House, [1948]., New York - First edition. 8vo. Pseudonym of Frank Fowler. The source for the 1948 Western classic "Red River," which was directed by Howard Hawks and starred John Wayne and Montgomery Clift. Chase, a cowboy by way of Brooklyn, went to California to write other screenplays including "The Fighting SeaBees," which also starred John Wayne and, later on, two critically acclaimed Anthony Mann Westerns, "Bend of the River" and "Winchester '73," both of which starred James Stewart. Red River has been selected by the Library of Congress as a national film treasure. A fine copy of this poorly produced title in a fine, bright dust jacket with light restoration to the spine ends. Housed in a clamshell case with dust jacket front cover depicted on the front cover and spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        Verve Volume 6, Numbers 21 & 22 Henri Matisse a Vence 1944 - 1948

      editions de la Verve, Paris 1948 - Very good; occasional, light foxing throughout. No markings or inscriptions. Two lithographs after Matisse (the cover and the frontispiece) are both present and in very good condition. A sharp, bright copy of this title, which presents very well indeed. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Les Fleurs du mal. Spleen et idéal. Tableaux Parisiens

      - Paris, Marcel Sautier 1948 - 1952. 2 volumes in-Folio en feuillets, sous couvertures illustrées rempliées, doubles étuis. 269 lithographies originales en noir, dont 4 en couvertures, 2 frontispices et 263 encadrant le texte à pleine page, dont 33 à doubles pages.Tirage limité numéroté à 200 exemplaires sur Vélin pur fil à la forme du Marais, et quelques exemplaires numérotés en chiffres romains réservés aux collaborateurs.Un des quelques exemplaires réservés aux collaborateurs en chiffres romains (n°III). Celui-ci portant envoi autographe daté de E. Goerg à son secrétaire et vieil ami Philippe Fontaine, ainsi que 2 dessins originaux en pages de couverture. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Pictorial Review: Vaad Hatzala

      1948. (BARUCH, Rabbi Nathan). Pictorial Review: Vaad Hatzala. Germany: 1948. Quarto, modern three-quarter black morocco, raised bands, gilt-stamped spine, marbled boards and endpapers. $1500.Early edition of this photographic journal of the work of the Orthodox Committee for the Rescue of Immigrant Children, a Holocaust rescue organization.This collection, containing hundreds of photographic illustrations and reproductions of letters, depicts the post-war rescue activities of this Orthodox organization, which included establishing orphanages, Displaced Persons camps and yeshivas, as well as distributing ritual necessities and arranging non-quota immigration for rabbis. Documents the determined efforts of a section of European Jewry to reconstitute itself religiously after the Holocaust. Paper repair to initial and concluding leaves, binding fine.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        The Second World War (Six Volume Set)

      London: Cassell & Co, 1948-1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (All six volumes are first impressions.) Black cloth with gilt lettering, red top edges, many fold-out maps and charts. Complete in six volumes. Very Good+. Clean text. Vols 1, 5 and 6 have slightly darkened spine panels. Some chips and small tears to jackets. Foxing to fore edges. Top edge of Vol. 1 faded. Gift inscription on vols. 2 and 4. The former UK Prime Minister's epic history of WWII in its original British first printings with jackets.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        L'état de siège

      First edition, one of 35 copies hors commerce, numbered on Alfa paper.Bel autograph signed by Albert Camus and written using two inks: "A Mr. Albert Blain since loves freedom with the memory of sympathy Albert Camus and the state of siege that is nothing other than the small dramatic comment to a large "free man, you will always cherish the sea!"Some small minor foxing mainly affecting the margins of some leaves and guards, a vertical fold trace on the second course.Yellowed paper as generally insolated back, full copy of its blurb. Gallimard Paris 1948 12x19cm broché

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        La vie familiale et sociale des indiens Nambikwara

      1948. Société des américanistes & Musée de l'homme, Paris 1948, 18x27,5cm, broché. - Société des américanistes & Musée de l'homme, Paris 1948, 18x27,5cm, broché. - Edizione stampato piccolo numero della ristampa del giornale della società di Americanistica e per il quale non è stato redatto grandi giornali. autografo firmato Rare omaggio a Claude Lévi-Strauss in vista della prima piastra di copertura. Dos e coperte restaurati, carta ingiallita. Molto raro buon libro completo delle sue lastre fotografiche in 7-fine. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à petit nombre de ce tiré à part du Journal de la société des américanistes et pour lequel il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Rare hommage autographe signé de Claude Levi-Strauss en tête du premier plat de couverture. Dos et couvertures restaurés, papier jauni. Très rare ouvrage bien complet de ses 7 planches photographiques in-fine.

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        Les mains sales. -

      Gallimard 1948 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12. 259 pp. Reliure demi-chagrin noir à coins. Dos à nerfs. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée P. Goy et C. Vilaine. Intérieur très propre. Petites piqures sur tranche. Parfait état. EDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 210 exemplaires numérotés sur Alfa mousse après 15 sur Hollande et 60 sur vélin pur fil Lafuma Navarre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        André Breton

      First edition, one of 50 numbered copies on pur fil paper, the only large paper copies after 20 on Marais. Frontispiece portrait of André Breton by Hans Bellmer.Two tiny, skillful repairs to foot of spine, a good copy. José Corti Paris 1948 12x19cm broché

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        The Naked and the Dead

      New York: Rinehart & Company, 1948. First Edition. Fine/Fine. An absolutely stunning copy of the book. Fine in a Fine dust jacket; a pristine copy and exceptionally uncommon in anything approaching this condition. Mailer's first novel, a masterful saga of the Second World War. Mailer wrote the novel while studying in Paris, and based much of it on his own experiences serving in the Pacific: "The army gave me but one lesson over and over again: when it came to taking care of myself, I had little to offer next to the practical sense of an illiterate sharecropper." The book was not only well reviewed - but extremely popular - and spent over 60 weeks on the New York Times' bestseller list. It would also mark the beginning of an illustrious career for one of America's foremost authors. The Naked and the Dead appears on Modern Library's list of the 100 best English language novels of the 20th century. "…it bears witness to a new and significant talent among American novelists." (Contemporary New York Times review) Raoul Walsh directed the 1958 film of the same name starring Aldo Ray, Cliff Robertson and Raymond Massey. Fine in Fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Of Flight and Life

      , 1948. 1948. First Edition . Signed. LINDBERGH, Charles A. Of Flight and Life. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. Slim octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $2800.First edition of this prophetic discourse on weapons of mass destruction by the famed aviator, inscribed on the half title by him in the year of publication, ""To J

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books ]
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        Schreinprozession zum Domjubiläum.

      Photographie Silbergelantinabzug 1948 - 30 x 40 cm. Sehr eindruckvolle Photographie der Schreinprozession zum Kölner Domjubiläum; 700 Jahrfeier am 15. August 1948. Es handelt sich um einen Abzug der 1950er Jahre. Rückseitig der Archivierungstempel schmölz + huth Köln, Am Südpark. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Goyert]
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        A LA PINTURA

      - 1948 Losada, Buenos Aires DEDICATÓRIA con dibujo del autor. Poema del color y la linea, 1945-1948. Ilustrado. 227 p. 23x16 cm. Enc. rústica. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (Poetas de España y América) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La terre et les rêveries du repos

      First edition on ordinary paper.Handsome autograph inscription from Gaston Bachelard : "A Raymond Queneau avec mes souhaits d'un jonastique bonheur."Spine sunned with two small and clear dampstains to foot.José Corti Paris 1948 12x19cm broché

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        The Heart of the Matter.

      William Heinemann, London 1948 - First edition of what many consider the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Randall Scott with my greetings from Graham Greene."An excellent example with light rubbing and wear to the topstain in a very good dust jacket with some of the usual wear to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed by Greene. The Heart of the Matter tells the story of a good man enmeshed in love, intrigue, and evil in a West African coastal town. Scobie is bound by strict integrity to his role as assistant police commissioner and by severe responsibility to his wife, Louise, for whom he cares with a fatal pity. When Scobie falls in love with the young widow Helen, he finds vital passion again yielding to pity, integrity giving way to deceit and dishonor--a vortex leading directly to murder. As Scobie's world crumbles, his personal crisis develops the foundation of a story by turns suspenseful, fascinating, and, finally, tragic. ''Graham Greene was in a class by himself. He will be read and remembered as the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety" (William Golding). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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