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

      Cassell and Company, Ltd., London 1948 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Ghosts Along the Mississippi an Essay in the Poetic Interpretation of Louisiana's Plantation Architecture

      CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, NEW YORK 1948 - aroma of an old book, some pages sticking together, black and white illustrations, edges of dj torn and creased, scribner's "A" on copyright page, shelf worn DATE PUBLISHED: 1948 EDITION: FIRST EDITION UNPAGINATED [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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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      Marc Barbezat 1948 - - Marc Barbezat, Décines 1948, 22,5x28,5cm, broché sous étui souple de l'éditeur. - Edition originale imprimée à 1000 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil Lana. Couverture photographique de Douchan Stanimirovitch. Bel exemplaire complet de son rhodoïd ainsi que de l'étui souple de l'éditeur. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition printed in 1000 numbered copies on pure Lana thread. Photo coverage of Dushan Stanimirovitch. Bel full copy of his rhodoïd and its soft case to the editor. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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      - McCLOSKEY,ROBERT. BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL. NY: Viking 1948 (1948). Oblong 4to (11 1/4 x 8 3/4"), pictorial cloth, fine in dust wrapper (dw better than VG, slightly frayed on spine ends and corners with a small closed tear). 1st edition, first printing of the hardest to find McCloskey book. Illustrated in blue line to accompany a story written about McCloskey's own daughter. This is a really nice copy. See Bader p.156 -7. Caldecott Honor. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell and Co. Ltd, 1948-54.. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 6 volumes; Octavo. Finely bound in dark blue half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt decoration to spines; matching cloth boards; top edges gilt. With several maps. A very elegant set. '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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        Voir. Poèmes Peintures Dessins.

      1948 - Édition originale de Voir de Paul Eluard, l'un des 44 premiers exemplaires sur vélin pur chiffon. Paris, 1948. Paris, Genève, Éditions des Trois collines, 1948.In-folio de (2), 147 pp., (1) f., (3), avec 32 planches en couleurs comprises dans la pagination, reproduisant un tableau de chaque artiste. Relié en box noir orné sur le dos des prénom et nom de l'auteur ainsi que du titre de l'ouvrage répété neuf fois en petites capitales poussées à l'oeser alternativement vert métallisé et bleu métallisé, séparés par un point à l'oeser rouge ; doublures et gardes de papier gris, tête dorée, tranches lisses, couverture illustrée. Etui. Reliure de Pierre-Lucien Martin, 1965. 342 x 242 mm. / First edition of Voirby Paul Eluard, one of the 44 first copies printed on vellum ?pur chiffon? paper. Paris, 1948. Paris, Genève, Editions des Trois collines, 1948.Folio [342 x 242 mm] of (2) bl.ll., 147 pp., (1) l., (3) bl.ll., with 32 plates in colour included in the pagination, reproducing a painting from each artist. Bound in black box decorated on the spine with the name and firstname of the author as well as the title of the work repeated nine times in capital letters alternatively in metallic green and blue, separated by a red dot; grey paper doublures and endleaves, top-edge gilt, illustrated wrapper. Slipcase. Binding by Pierre-Lucien Martin, 1965 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Loved One. An Anglo-American Tragedy.

      London: Chapman & Hall,, [1948]. An Anglo-American Tragedy. Illustrated by Stuart Boyle. Octavo. Original olive green cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, title page in black and sepia. With the rare printed glassine dust jacket. Decorative initials and seven full page woodcuts in sepia by Stuart Boyle. A fine copy in a fragile dustwrapper just showing minor wear to the spine ends. First edition, large paper issue, number 149 of 250 copies on mould made paper, signed by Waugh and Stuart Boyle.

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        The Three Roads

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1948 - Beige cloth with blue titles in decorative dust jacket. Small ownership stamp to front endpaper. Dust jacket slightly worn at head and heel of the spine. Otherwise a fine copy of an early Millar. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Réunion de quatre monographies écrites par Jean Lacassagne

      quatre monographies en 5 Lyon, 1948 à 1957, in-8, quatre monographies en 5 fascicules, brochés, Bel ensemble de monographies, comportant toutes un envoi de l'auteur à Jacques Delarue (1919-2014), résistant, historien et ancien commissaire de Police. Par leur profession, les deux hommes étaient amenés à fréquenter le milieu carcéral. Ils ont à cet effet par leurs collections personnelles, collaborés à l'ouvrage Maisons closes dans l'histoire, l'art, la littérature et les m

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        L'état de siège

      233 pp., (1) Paris, 1948, in-8, 233 pp, (1), cartonnage d'éditeur d'après une maquette de Mario Prassinos, Édition originale numérotée. Un des 1050 exemplaires (n° 863) sur Alpha des papeteries Navarre et reliés d'après la maquette de Mario Prassinos. Bel exemplaire. Couverture légèrement frottée, dos insolé, intérieur frais, notes au crayon de papier sur la première page, datées de 1949, reprenant des passages de la bible.

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        THE POST-WAR SPEECHES - The Sinews of Peace, Europe Unite, In the Balance, Stemming the Tide, and The Unwritten Alliance.

      ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 5 Vols., 8vo. 8-3/4" x 5-5/8". bound in recent full dark blue morocco leather, ribbed gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered red morocco spine labels, spine panels gilt with Rampant Lion device, covers ruled in gilt, all edges gilt. A excellent presentation of this important set.

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        Jeune fille

      46 p., [2] p. de table Paris, Chez l'auteur, 1948, in-8, 46 p, [2] p. de table, broché, cartonnage illustré, Édition originale. Tirage à 160 exemplaires numérotés, un des 150 exemplaires imprimés sur vélin Alma-marais (n°17). Couverture illustrée en couleurs par Félix Labisse (1905-1982) poète, écrivain et peintre aux influences surréalistes. Recueil de poèmes de Pierre Seghers (1906-1987). Durant la deuxième guerre mondiale, l'auteur fonde la revue P.C. ("Poètes Casqués") une publication clandestine de poésie, qui prendra le nom de Poésie 40 en 1940. A la Libération, il créé les éditions Seghers qu'il dirige jusqu'en 1960. Grâce à sa collection "Poètes d'aujourd'hui", il fait connaître la poésie contemporaine et leurs auteurs français ou étrangers (Éluard, Aragon, Claude Roy...). Très bon état.

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        Stephen le héros, fragment de la première partie de Dedalus

      238 pp. Paris, 1948, in-8, 238 pp, cartonnage de l'éditeur d'après une maquette de Paul Bonet, motifs géométriques bleu, noir et or aux plats et dos, Un des 1040 exemplaires (n°16) sur vélin alfa des papeteries Navarre reliés d'après la maquette de Paul Bonnet. Rousseurs sur les tranches et quelque fois dans le texte.

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        Meditaciones Entresacadas de sus obras

      Emecé Editores, S. A.-Buenos Aires, BUENOS AIRES 1948 - Biblioteca del peregrino SPAGNOLO Stato discreto, della sovraccoperta originale illustrata in carta è presente solo il recto con relativa aletta, con strappo e lacerazione; coperta in tessuto, con bella grafica dorata in bassorilievo su piatto anteriore, caratteri dorati in bassorilievo su dorso, bordo, cima e piede leggermente consumati, segni di sfregamento su piatti e coste, cerniera leggermente allentata, tagli lievemente ingialliti, tracce di fioritura su quello di testa, pagine in ottimo stato. Su occhiello firma d'appartenenza con data, scritte a penna. Traduzione dal latino di Luis M. de Cadiz. Coordinamento, compilazione e prologo a cura di Fr. D. Méezard, O. P.F. Fa parte della collana Biblioteca del peregrino. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        Kutschen Europas des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, Band 2: Wagen-Atlas

      Originalzustand, ideal zum Verschenken Originalschutzumschlag, dieser hinten am oberen Rand leicht angeknickt Vergriffen, sehr selten und nicht wieder aufgelegt Rezension Klappentext Der vorliegende zweite Band von Kutschen des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts behandelt die Luxuswagen und ihre Typen und Modelle. Die 60 gängigsten Wagen werden mit ihren unterschiedlichen Modellen und charakteristischen Merkmalen in Wort und Bild dargestellt, historisch eingeordnet und von anderen Modellen und Typen abgegrenzt. Dieser Band bietet in nie dagewesenem Maße ein Instrument zur Identifikation von Kutschen und zu ihrer Einordnung in den historischen und kulturellen Kontext. Er liefert außerdem viele praktische Hinweise zur Datierung, Bestimmung, Restauration und Konservierung historischer Kutschen. Er ist eine unerschöpfliche Quelle von Informationen und Inspirationen für alle Kutschenfreunde, Kutschenhersteller, Museen, private Sammler und Restauratoren. Fahrern und Turnierrichtern, die sich für das traditionelle Fahren interessieren oder sich ihm schon verschrieben haben, bietet das Gesamtwerk alles, was sie zur Zusammenstellung bzw. Bewertung eines stilvollen und stilgerechten Gespannes benötigen. Es schließt eine lange vorhandenen Lücke und schlägt eine Brücke vom "Goldenen Zeitalter der Kutschen" zur heutigen Fahrkultur und -kunst. Umschlagtext Im vorliegenden zweiten Band von Kutschen Europas des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts wird die reiche Fülle der in Europa hauptsächlich verbreiteten Wagenmodelle des vorletzten Jahrhunderts aufgrund der wichtigsten historischen Quellen systematisch geordnet vorgestellt. 63 gängige Luxuswagen werden durch den Lauf der Zeit verfolgt. Sie geben einen repräsentativen Querschnitt durch die beeindruckende Formenvielfalt der historischen Kutschen von der schweren herrschaftlichen Coach bis zum leichten, sportlichen Zweirad. Der zweite Band ist als Bestimmungsbuch konzipiert, aus dem Modell- und Typenbezeichnungen sowie Datierungen abgeleitet werden können. Dieses Werk beruht auf der Auswertung von ehemals führenden Wagenbau-Zeitschriften des französischen, englischen und deutschen Sprachraums. Dazu kommen faksimilierte Alben der bedeutendsten Kutschenfabriken Europas und viele Fotos aus bisher weitgehend unpublizierten Privatsammlungen von historischen Kutschen. Damit werden die beiden Bände mit ihren zahlreichen Abbildungen zu einem wichtigen Grundlagenwerk der Wagenmoden des 19. Jahrhunderts, die den Grundstein für das Zeitalter des Automobils gelegt haben. "Dieses Werk wird eines der ganz großen in den Bibliotheken der Kutschenfreunde werden." Kenneth Wheeling, Carriage Journal, USA "Opulent illustriert, bis ins letzte Detail fundiert und faktenreich recherchiert, zugleich spannend und kurzweilig zu lesen..." Tobias Schumacher,, Hephaistos, Deutschland "Diese Bände werden unzweifelhaft das ultimative Nachschlagewerk für die Epoche werden. ... Die Bilder allein machen dem Besitz der Bände schon erstrebenswert, aber wo sonst könnte man all diese Informationen auffinden..." Frits van Solt, MenSport, Holland "... das Urteil lautet: Prädikat besonders wertvoll, ... sehr empfehlenswert! ... Ein mit so viel Liebe zum Detail und soviel Sachkenntnis zusammengetragenes Kompendium zum Thema Kutschen hat es bisher wohl weltweit noch nicht gegeben..." Rezensent im www, Fahren und mehr ... Andres Furger wurde 1948 in Basel geboren. Er studierte ur- und frühgeschichtliche Archäologie, Geschichte und Anthropologie und promovierte mit einer Dissertation über die Ausgrabungen im Basler Münster. Von 1981 bis 1986 war Andres Furger als Konservator und Vizedirektor am Historischen Museum in Basel tätig. Seit 1987 ist der Direktor der Museengruppe MUSÉE SUISSES, die ihren Hauptsitz in Zürich hat. In dieser Funktion übernahm er in den letzten Jahren die Leitung von drei weiteren Museen, die er neu eröffnete: Das Musikautomaten Museum in Seewen, das Forum der Schweizer Geschichte in Schwyz und die Zweigstelle des Landesmuseums in der Westschweiz im Château de Prangins. Andres Furger ist Herausgeber und Mitautor der vierbändigen Reihe "Archäologie und Kulturgeschichte der Schweiz". Band I wurde 2004 vom Deutschen Reiter- und Fahrer-Verband mit dem Wagenrad in Bronze ausgezeichnet. Weitere Publikationen: Der Gotthard-Postwagen (1990), Kutschen und Schlitten in der Schweiz (1993), Kleine Burg-Chronik des Schlosses Wildegg (1994), Der rote Faden. Von der Redensart zum Geschichtsbild (1995), Das Bild der Seele im Spiegel der Jahrtausende (1997), Schweizerisches Landesmuseum Zürich & Prangins (1908. 90), Ateliergespräche mit Hans Erni (1998). Rückentext: Der vorliegende zweite Band von Kutschen des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts behandelt die Luxuswagen und ihre Typen und Modelle. Die 60 gängigsten Wagen werden mit ihren unterschiedlichen Modellen und charakteristischen Merkmalen in Wort und Bild dargestellt, historisch eingeordnet und von anderen Modellen und Typen abgegrenzt. Dieser Band bietet in nie dagewesenen Maße ein Instrument zur Identifikation von Kutschen und zu ihrer Einordnung in den historischen und kulturellen Kontext. Er liefert außerdem viele praktische Hinweise zur Datierung, Bestimmung, Restauration und Konservierung historischer Kutschen. Er ist eine unerschöpfliche Quelle von Informationen und Inspirationen für alle Kutschenfreunde, Kutschenhersteller, Museen, private Sammler und Restauratoren. Fahrern und Turnierrichtern, die sich für das traditionelle Fahren interessieren oder sich ihm schon verschrieben haben, bietet das Gesamtwerk alles, was sie zur Zusammenstellung bzw. Bewertung eines stilvollen und stilgerechten Gespannes benötigen. Es schließt eine lange vorhandene Lücke und schlägt eine Brücke vom Goldenen Zeitalter der Kutschen zur heutigen Fahrerkultur und -kunst.

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        Lettres de Rodez

      de 41, (1) pp.. Paris, GLM, 1948, in-12, de 41, (1) pp., broché, couverture imprimée, Deuxième tirage. Ce texte est l'un des plus pathétiques d'Artaud, c'est une sorte d'hymne à la folie où reviennent sans cesse des références à Villon, Baudelaire, Poe et Nerval : "Ceci est toute la vérité de mon histoire et de ma vie." Il est question du 'Voyage au Pays des Tarahumaras' et de l'internement à Rodez. Exemplaire numéroté sur papier vélin du Marais.

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