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        La Celestina. Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea. 10 aguafuertes en color de Manuel Humbert.Ejemplar numerado III,conteniendo los grabados en texto,una serie completa y otra de descomposicion en sus colores originales ( Total 46 grabados )

      Juan Jové, Barcelona 1948 - cartulina, estuche en cartoné, en rama . . 248 págs.

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        La Fuite des Sirènes

      Paris: Flammarion, 1948. Livre. Très bon. Couverture souple. Signé par l'auteur. Ed. originale. In-12. Paris, Flammarion, 1948. 19 x 12 cm, in-12°, 440 pp., broché. Edition originale. L'un des 500 exemplaires sur vélin des Vosges (seul grand papier après 30 pur chiffon seulement) : n° 88. Bel ENVOI autographe de l'auteur "Pour Jules Romains, peintre de la Chapelle Sixtine, au dessus de l'autel, Pour Lise Romains, Ange charmant parmi les Anges Rebelles, leur viel et fidèle". Très bel exemplaire..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        The Second World War.

      FIRST EDITION. 6 vols., 8-1/2" x 5-3/4", illustrated throughout with maps and plans, many folding. A fine, clean set, finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco leather, ribbed gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered red morocco spine labels, spine compartments with gilt stamped rampant lion device, covers ruled in gilt, all edges gilt.

      [Bookseller: D & D Galleries]
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      New York: Random House, 1948. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 216 p. This "rip-roaring tale of the old West" served as the basis for Red River (1948), the film directed and produced by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift. Small octavo. Original tan cloth binding, with black titles. Internally crisp and clean. Very light bump to the spine heel. The dust jacket is clean and bright, with only mild wear to the corners and tips. A nearly fine copy.

      [Bookseller: The Book Shop, LLC]
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        Potsdam wie wir es liebten.

      Aschau ohne Jahr 1948 - Mit Bezeichnungen und Signatur .Ecken und Kanten leicht bestoßen. Innen wie neu. sauberes und schönes exemplar. Deutsch 470g

      [Bookseller: Guthschrift Antiquariat]
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        The Second World War, full set of six British first editions, inscribed in the first volume by the author's namesake grandson

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Here is a full set of British first editions of The Second World War, inscribed and dated by the author?s namesake grandson in Volume I. The inscription, inked in blue in four lines on the half title recto of The Gathering Storm, reads: ?For Harvey | from | Winston S. Churchill | 9/11/92?. Winston S. Churchill (1940-2010), son of Randolph S. Churchill, was born exactly five months after his grandfather became wartime prime minister, days before the victorious conclusion to the Battle of Britain. The grandson ultimately served as a Conservative Member of Parliament for 27 years. The Second World War is Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill?s history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. 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." 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 set is superior to many we encounter, featuring near fine volumes in very good or better dust jackets. The black cloth bindings remain uniformly clean, tight, and square with bright spine gilt. The contents show none of the spotting endemic to the first edition. The red topstain is modestly sunned, but retains respectable color. The only previous ownership mark we find in the set is a gift inscription dated ?Oct: 1948? ? the month of publication - inked on the upper front free endpaper of The Gathering Storm. Laid in at volumes IV, V, and VI we also found original Harrods purchase receipts, all bearing the same owner name and address. The dust jackets are complete, with all original prices intact on the front flaps and no losses or tears. We note only some trivial wear to extremities and mild but even toning to the jacket spines, with the red subtitle lettering faded but still legible. All six dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. 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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        47th Street [Inscribed, Signed, and Contemporarily Dated]

      Prairie City, Illinois: The Decker Press, 1948. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. A Near Fine copy (small spot at bottom of rear board, lower corners tapped, minor shelf wear, some spotting to the closed page block's edges, slight leftward lean -- ironic perhaps), in a Very Good +dust jacket (age toning, small spot at bottom of rear panel, some spotting to the verso, light soiling and light edge wear) INSCRIBED, SIGNED, AND CONTEMPORARILY DATED BY FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS on the title page as follows: "To / Bill McBride / from a fellow artist / but of another field / Frank Marshall Davis / July 24, 1948". Davis was a poet, journalist, and political and social activist and former editor of the Atlanta Daily World, turning the paper from a semiweekly paper to the first successful black daily newspaper. Davis also served as a Member of the National Executive Board of the Civil Rights Congress, cited by the Truman Administration as a subversive organization. The Civil Rights Congress also was named a Communist Front in the House Un-American Activities Committee Report. Davis' work was resurrected during Amiri Baraka's (aka Everett LeRoi Jones) important Black Arts Movement. "47th Street" is named for Chicago's street of the same name. A very scarce book itself, signed copies are scarcer still. A Near Fine copy of an extremely scarce book in a Very Good + dust jacket, INSCRIBED, SIGNED, AND CONTEMPORARILY DATED BY FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS. SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Gemeindekartei von Württemberg-Hohenzollern und Baden. Teil I.

      Nur für den Dienstgebrauch. Anmerkungen zur Gemeindekartei von Württemberg-Hohenzollern und Baden. Eine Grundlage für die Siedlungsplanung, Produktionslenkung und Wirtschaftsberatung in der Landwirtschaft. (Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Selbstverlag Landwirtschaftliche Hochschule, ca. 1948), (4 Blätter), 233 Seiten, 64,5x49, Original-Leinenband mit Schraubenbindung (obere fehlt), Einband mit Läsuren, die ersten Seiten mit Wasserrand am Fuß, einigen Knicken und Eselsohren, Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, Eintragungen handschriftlich

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ingrid Degutsch]
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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. Copy

      London: Cassell & Co, 1948-54. First editions of Winston Churchill's masterpiece. Octavo, six volumes. Bound in three-quarters green morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt, maps present. In fine condition. "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). Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        10 Original-Photographien. Deset malíru. Úvodní básen Jaroslava Seiferta, kresby a úprava Karla Svolinského.

      4 Bl. Text, 10 Original-Photos im Format 30 x 24 cm der tschechischen Maler Cyril Bouda, Emil Filla, Ludvík Kuba, Josef Lada, Vojtech Sedlácek, Karel Svolinský, Václav Spála, Max Svabinský, Frantisek Tichý und Jan Zrzavy. - Alle Fotografien im unteren Rand von den Porträtierten signiert (mit Ausnahme von Václav Spála, der 1948 bereits verstorben war). Das Beiblatt signiert von Jaroslav Seifert und Frantisek Vopat. Alle Fotos verso mit dem Atelierstempel Vopats versehen, in illustr. Orig.-Kartonflügelmappe. Bester Zustand.

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        SEMITICA. Cahiers publiés par L'Institut d'Etudes Semitiques. Volumes 1-44.

      librairie d'Amérique et d'Orient. Maisonneuve., Paris - Semitica. Cahiers publiés par l'institut d'études sémitiques de l'université de Paris. 40 volumes brochés, couverture imprimée. Paris, librairie d'Amérique et d'Orient Adrien Maisonneuve, puis Jean Maisonneuve successeur, 1948-1995 . manque le numéro 24. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Signed Photograph

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. A rare signed 8 x 10 inch photograph from the great Swedish tenor, regarded by many as the greatest tenor in history. Vintage glossy RCA promotional bust portrait, boldly signed and inscribed and dated 1948. Slight smudging, barely affecting the actual autograph which is bold and clear.

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music & Arts]
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        Arnold, Walter. - Sitzender Rückenakt.

      - Zeichnung / Bleistiftzeichnung, mit Tusche in Grau laviert, 1948. Von Walter Arnold. 42,0 x 30,0 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Rechts unten signiert mit Monogramm. Weiter unten Jahr. - Ausstellung: 2014 "Walter Arnold - Der Bildhauer" Galerie Himmel, Dresden. - Papier altersbedingt leicht gebräunt. Am linken Rand kleiner Einriss. In den Ecken originale Reißzwecklöchlein. Verso Montagespuren. Insgesamt guter Zustand. Walter Arnold (1909 Leipzig - 1979 Dresden). Deutscher Bildhauer und Grafiker. 1924-28 Ausbildung als Holz- und Steinbildhauer. 1928-32 Studium bei Alfred Thiele an der Leipziger Kunstgewerbeschule. 1933-40 freischaffend. Soldat und Kriegsgefangener im Zweiten Weltkrieg. 1946-49 Dozent an der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (HGB). 1949 Berufung an die Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden (HfBK), bis 1970 dort Professor. 1970-74 Professor an der HGB Leipzig. 1952 Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie der Künste. 1958-64 Nachfolger von Otto Nagel als Vorsitzender des Verbandes Bildender Künstler. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        Arte Astratta in Italia

      SET, 1948. Fogli sciolti (loose pages) 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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        Die Geschichte von Jan und Jon und von ihrem Lotsen-Fisch.

      Leipzig, Ernst Wunderlich Verlag 1948 - 4°. 20 n.n.S. mit Illustrationen in Offset. Originalbroschur. Kinderwelt im Bilderbuch 813. - Erste Ausgabe. Lou Scheper-Berkenkamp (1901 - 1976) war seit 1920 Schülerin im Bauhaus bei Johannes Itten und Paul Klee. 1922 heiratete sie den Mitstudent Hinnerk Scheper der ab 1925 Meister der Wandmalerei im Bauhaus unter Leitung von Oskar Schlemmer war. Nach der Schliessung des Bauhauses arbeitete sie als Malerin und Farbgestalterin u.a. für Walter Gropius, Hans Scharoun. Das vorliegende Bilderbuch nach Aussage der Künstlerin "im kalten Winter 46/47 in Berlin erdacht, gezeichnet und gemalt" (S. 20), entstand für ihre Kinder zusammen mit 3 anderen, kleineren Bilderbüchern. Die vier Bücher wurden 1948 alle im Verlag Ernst Wunderlich in Leipzig veröffentlicht. Die Bilder zu der Irrfahrten der Matrosen Jan und Jon durch die phantastischen Meere wird in einer Abfolge von Bildzitaten aus dem Werk von Paul Klee und Johannes Itten erzählt. Erstaunlicherweise wurde das Buch nie mehr aufgelegt. (s. Phantastiken. die Bauhäuslerin Lou Scheper-Berkenkamp, Berlin, Bauhaus-Archiv. 2012). - Umschlag ganz leicht fleckig. Sehr gutes Exemplar. - Selten wie alle Bücher der Künstlerin. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Eugénie de Franval

      Paris, Artigues, 1948. - LIVRES Illustré de 8 pointes-sèches gravées et tirées par Valentine Hugo.Tirage limitée à 50 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches. Très rare. 1 volume in-4°. Plein veau noir, dos long titré en rouge, beau décor peint sur papier ancien sur le plat supérieur dans un encadrement de filets rouges et des armes de Sade aux angles, tête dorée, couv. et dos cons.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Seigneur]
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        Le roi pêcheur

      José Corti 1948 - - José Corti, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi chagrin noir, dos lisse, titre au palladium, couvertures et dos conservés, tête palladiée, reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine. Envoi autographe signé de Julien Gracq au professeur Georges Blin : ". cette plongée dans les "âges bruns"." Papier jauni. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition on the current paper. Binding half . Signed autograph Gracq Professor Georges Blin: ". this plunge into the" dark ages "." Yellowed paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Théatre des Champs - Élysées. Ballets des Champs - Élysées. Directeur Roger Eudes. Directeur artistique Boris Kochno. Choréographie David Lichine

      Mercure - P, 1948. In-4° (315x248mm), 32 nn. a quartini sciolti + 2 ff. sciolti di programma, brossura editoriale a risvolti illustrata litograficamente in b.n. da Pablo Picasso. Una tavola a colori ripiegata in antiporta di Christian Berard, illustrazioni fotografiche di Alexandre A. Choura e pubblicità figurate n.t. e f.t. Una composizione litografica monocroma di Marcel Vertès f.t. Ottimo stato. Edizione originale. Testi di Jean Paul Sartre e Jean Louis Barrault. Direzione artistica di Boris Kochno. Programma della stagione 1948 dei balletti del Théatre des Champs - Élysées con la mirabile copertina di Picasso. Francese

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Galleria Gilibert]
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        Blumenbukett - Chromolithographie, nach dem Gemälde von Joseph Nigg

      Mourlot 1948 - - Teil der Serie von sechs verschiedenen Sträußen / Printed in France / Joseph Nigg war ein österreichischer Porzellan- und Blumenmaler - Gewicht in Gramm: 4650 Mourlot, (Paris), 1948. Maße: ca. 48 cm x 62 cm, am untern Blattrand typografischer Name, hinter Glas, in schlichtem Holzrahmen, (Rahmen mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren)

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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        Tomorrow Will Be Better

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1948. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. In the lightly toned dust jacket, mild wear to extremities. A very good copy. First edition, first printing, advance copy. Signed by the author on a limitation page with printed announcement stating she is doing so in gratitude for the reception received from the Booksellers of America. Author's second novel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        CARTE POSTALE AUTOGRAPHE SIGNÉE «André Breton » adressée à «Francis Bouvet / chez Seigle / Penne-du-Tarn / Tarn » .

      1948Carte postale (140 X 90 mm) imprimée «La Chaise-Dieu. Médaillon sculpté des stalles de l'Abbaye (XVe s.), représentant un Moine et son bréviaire ». Le cachet de la poste est en partie effacé, mais on peut dater la rédaction et l'envoi de la carte à l'année 1948 (chiffre "8" apparent et le timbre "Cérès de Mazelin 2F50 brun" qui été utilisé de 1946 à 1948). CARTE POSTALE AUTOGRAPHE SIGNÉE adressée par André BRETON à Francis Bouvet, directeur de collection chez Flammarion. Francis Bouvet réside alors chez SEIGLE, patronyme du couple Henri JULIEN (1907-1995) et Nô PIN (1912-1998) qui peignaient "à quatre mains". André Breton, qui était leur ami, préfacera le catalogue de leur première exposition en 1951. «Mon cher Ami, bravo pour les projets monumentaux à l'intention des Surindip [sic, pour "Serendip" ?]. Je rentre à Paris samedi prochain et vais m'employer là-bas à stimuler les courages. L'Auvergne ne nous a pas été d'un très bon accueil. Autant ne pas insister. Mes meilleures pensées à nos amis Seigle et à vous très amicalement. André Breton ». BEAU DOCUMENT, en PARFAIT ÉTAT. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

      [Bookseller: Librairie ancienne & Moderne Eric Castér]
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      Orig.-Farbzeichnung. 41, 5 x 31, 5 cm. Unt. linke Ecke m. kl. Läsion. V. d. Künstlerin eh. signiert , bez. u. dat. 5. Juli 1948.

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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell , 1948. First English trade editions. Octavo. Illustrated with maps in color (several folding). Appendixes, indexes. Full gilt stamped dark red morocco, spines with raised bands and gilt stamped rampant lion devices within gilt ruled compartments, a.e.g. Fine. 6 volumes complete. Fine bound trade edition of the popular history. Woods A123(b).

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        - Alturas de Macchu Picchu -

      Avec 7 illustrations hors-texte de José VENTURELLI. P, Ediciones de Libreia Neira, Santiago de Chili, 1948. In-folio (38,5cm x 28,5cm) 52 pages, couverture illustrée à rabats. Edition Originale tirée à 500 exemplaires numérotés. 1ère édition du chef-d'oeuvre de Neruda. Très bel état. RARISSIME !

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        Crusade in Europe.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,, 1948. Octavo. Original tan linen cloth, bevelled edge boards, top edge gilt, untrimmed fore and bottom edges. Publisher's slipcase (repaired), signed by original owner, J. Wesley Pape (who also signed on the half-title). Bookseller's signature and sticker at bottom of front pastedown (John G. Kidd, Cincinnati). Front hinge weak, with cartographic endpapers split at the front pastedown gutter. Slight stain at bottom of spine. Overall, a good clean copy. Together with Pape's correspondence with the book's signatories: 28 typed letters signed from the signatories or their assistants, along with carbons of Pape's letters of solicitation. First edition, deluxe issue, number 555 of 1,426 copies; bound with a leaf that prints Eisenhower's D-Day message to the troops, signed by Eisenhower. The leaf was inserted into each of the deluxe issues, though in many it is lacking, having been cannibalized for sale by autograph dealers. This copy is also signed on the front flyleaf by Harry S. Truman, Winston S. Churchill, Anthony Eden, George C. Marshall, Henry H. Arnold, Walter Bedell Smith, James F. Byrnes and, on the facing flyleaf, Douglas MacArthur. The verso of Eisenhower's D-Day message bears the signatures of Omar Bradley and Bernard Law Montgomery (Viscount Alamein). Ten additional signatures appear in the book (usually on pages where the figures are first introduced in the narrative): Bernard M. Baruch, Mark W. Clark, Lucius D. Clay, James H. Doolittle, Mamie D. Eisenhower, Leonard T. Gerow, Cordell Hull, Joseph T. McNarney, Carl A. Spaatz, and Hoyt Vandenberg. Pape has helpfully annotated the index in pencil, noting the page numbers where signatures appear. The accompanying correspondence also includes original typed letters signed by: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, Bernard Baruch, Carl Spaatz, Walter Bedell Smith, Henry "Hap" Arnold (twice), William H. Simpson (whose letter agrees to sign the volume, though he never managed to do so), Lucius D. Clay, Mark W. Clark, and Truman's press secretary, Matthew J. Connelly (tipped in to front flyleaf). An astounding gathering of the top statesmen and warriors of the Second World War, the signers include two American Presidents (Truman and Eisenhower), two British Prime Ministers (Churchill and Eden) and the leaders of the great land campaigns of North Africa and Western Europe: Montgomery of Alamein, Omar Bradley, and Mark Clark. The dominant general in the Pacific theatre, Douglas MacArthur, signed the book 18 months after Truman fired him for insubordination during the Korean War. Key diplomats are included, such as Cordell Hull, James F. Byrnes and Bernard Baruch, along with the architect of America's military strategy and Truman's then Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall. The heroes of the air war are represented by James Doolittle, who carried out the daring raid against Tokyo in 1942; as well as by Carl Spaatz and Hoyt Vandenberg. We know of no other example of such an impressive gathering of historic signatures from World War II. Almost as remarkable is the story of the man who spent nearly a decade collecting them. John Wesley Pape (1900?1986), of Cincinnati, Ohio, had ? by his own account, in a 12 May 1949 letter to Carl Spaatz ? "a very small part in this War," as a major on the headquarters staff of the Army Air Corps, overseeing procurement and supply. When Eisenhower published this memoir, Pape had the idea of giving a copy to his son, signed by as many of the leading figures of the war as he could reach. Like a well-organized staff officer, he preserved his correspondence with his signatories, and those letters make for compelling reading in their own right. Today, with top military and political figures barricaded behind multiple layers of security, it's astonishing how easily Pape was able to contact these VIPs, and how willingly and graciously they complied with his requests to sign and mail back his book (Pape helpfully provided postage paid packing). For many he provided specific instructions of where and how they should sign the book. "It is requested that General [Walter Bedell] Smith autograph Page 14, with rank during war and date signing." (But Smith chose instead to sign on the flyleaf below the signatures of Truman, Churchill and other top figures.) Several did follow instructions, such as Bernard Baruch, Gen. Joseph T. McNarney and Hoyt Vandenberg. Truman and George Marshall ? who signed as "One time Chief of Staff, U.S. Army" and "General of the Army" ?were the first two to sign. Having those names in the volume served as a good opening for fresh pitch letters. But how to get to someone as remote and prominent as Churchill? Pape turned to Eisenhower on 1 May 1950, asking his "advice and assistance?I realize this is an unusual request from a stranger." The next day Eisenhower replied in the succinct manner for which he was famous: "My suggestion is that you write him directly. He gets the same request many times a day and, I am sure, is quite used to it." Pape ultimately forged his own path to Churchill: he had an uncle, Thomas E. Hanlon, who knew Edward Viscount Knollys, who in turn was a friend of wartime cabinet member, Sir John Anderson; Anderson agreed to deliver the book to Churchill for signature. Montgomery, on the other hand, proved easy to obtain thanks to the initiative of his former comrade, General Omar Bradley. "It was no trouble at all to get Field Marshal Montgomery to do this," wrote Bradley's aide to Pape. "In fact, General Bradley was the one who asked the Field Marshal to autograph the book for you." Both commanders complied with Pape's instruction to sign of the verso of the D-Day message: "Omar N. Bradley, General U.S. Army, Former Commanding General 12th Army Group, 11/15/49" and "Montgomery of Alamein, Field Marshal, 23 Nov. 1949." The roster includes some who were bitterly antagonistic to each other. There must be very few instances of Douglas MacArthur and Harry Truman signing the same book or document. Yet when Pape wrote MacArthur on 12 November 1952 ? 18 months after Truman fired him ? the "old general" happily complied. "Glad to do so," he wrote on Pape's letter, signing with his initials: "DMacA." It is as if one had a guest book of a great Anglo-America victory banquet. Considering its travels ? passing some 40 times through the post and crossing the Atlantic ?the book is in remarkably good condition.

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        Fu Jen Catholic University of Peking. 1948 Annual. Fujen

      Fu Jen Catholic University of Peking, 1948 - Text in CHINESE language. Quarto, 26.3*18.8cm. 136 pages (70 full-page photos). An extremely rare album that chronicles the development of a prestigious catholic university in old China. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Deux chapeaux de paille d'Italie.

      Denoël, Paris 1948, in-12 broché. 155 pages. Couverture imprimée, frontispice de Orfeo Tamburi. Edition originale, 1/30 exemplaires sur papier Alfa (N° 7), seul grand papier avec 10 exemplaires hors commerce sur Alfa. Rare et bel exemplaire.

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        Théatre des Champs - Élysées. Ballets des Champs - Élysées. Directeur Roger Eudes. Directeur artistique Boris Kochno. Choréographie David Lichine

      Mercure - P., Paris 1948 - In-4° (315x248mm), 32 nn. a quartini sciolti + 2 ff. sciolti di programma, brossura editoriale a risvolti illustrata litograficamente in b.n. da Pablo Picasso. Una tavola a colori ripiegata in antiporta di Christian Berard, illustrazioni fotografiche di Alexandre A. Choura e pubblicità figurate n.t. e f.t. Una composizione litografica monocroma di Marcel Vertès f.t. Ottimo stato. Edizione originale. Testi di Jean Paul Sartre e Jean Louis Barrault. Direzione artistica di Boris Kochno. Programma della stagione 1948 dei balletti del Théatre des Champs - Élysées con la mirabile copertina di Picasso. Francese [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        AMERICAN BLUES: Five Short Plays.

      (New York):: Dramatist Play Service, Inc. (1948).. First edition, first printing with "Tennesse" (vs "Tennessee") on front cover. SIGNED BY WILLIAMS on half-title page. Acting edition -- the only edition of this collection, which includes Very good or better with light paperclip indentation to top front cover and mild rumpling. Scarce in the first printing and .

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        ONE ARM AND OTHER STORIES - Number 45 of 50 Copies

      New York: New Directions, 1948. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. Tall Octavo. SIGNED BY TENNESSE WILLIAM ON COLOPHON PAGE without personalization. Number 45 of 50 copies printed on Virgil paper, 210(1)pp., bound in 1/4 white vellum paper over patterned paper covered boards, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. A fine crisp copy in fine paper covered slipcase.

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        Burford Church.

      Manchester: Grove Galleries Limited,, [c.1970s]. Colour offset lithograph on wove paper. Image size: 60.5 x 45.5 cm. Excellent condition. Sellotape residue to upper edge from previous hinging, hidden by mount. Mounted and presented in a gilt frame with conservation glass. Edition of 850. Signed in pencil lower right by Lowry, numbered lower left. After a 1948 oil painting of St John the Baptist Church, Burford, North Oxfordshire.

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        Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel [At head:] Israel Provisional Government Official Gazette Tel Aviv, May 14, 1948

      Tel Aviv: Provisional State Council, 1948. Text in English within wavy ribbon ornamental border. Declaration in 2 columns of 39 lines. Names of 37 signatories in type below. Communiqué in two columns of 9 lines (beneath headline from Ezekial 37:4) at bottom left and right. 1 vols. 11 x 14 inches. Fine (a couple of tiny marginal flaws). Text in English within wavy ribbon ornamental border. Declaration in 2 columns of 39 lines. Names of 37 signatories in type below. Communiqué in two columns of 9 lines (beneath headline from Ezekial 37:4) at bottom left and right. 1 vols. 11 x 14 inches. OCLC: 473994389 (Danish Royal Library)

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        Sexual Behavior In the Human Male - INSCRIBED TO JEAN BROWN

      Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders, 1948. First edition. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Hardcover. 8vo. xv, 804 pp; 173 text figs.; 154 tables. Original cloth, very good, general toning throughout, lacking dust jacket, corners bumped, extremities of spine frayed. Fifth Printing, February 2, 1948. SIGNED BY ALFRED KINSEY: "To Jean M. Brown/ Alfred Kinsey/ 4.2.49." <br><br><br />Jean Brown worked with Kinsey at the Indiana University Institute for Sex Research, now known as 'The Kinsey Institute'. Her work, including her 1940 book "The Psychodynamics of Abnormal Behavior" is cited twice in the present volume.

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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd.,, 1948?54. [The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.] 6 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With diagrams and tables throughout the text. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set. First editions of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". A man who had always primarily made his living by his pen, Churchill was the only major war leader to give an authoritative account of the conflict, and his ringing phrases seeped into the collective memory. As J. H. Plumb noted: "Churchill the historian lies at the very heart of all historiography of the Second World War, and will always remain there? [we still] move down the broad avenues which he drove through war's confusion and complexity.

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        THE SECOND WORLD WAR, VOLUMES 1 - 6 : The Gathering Storm, Their Finest Hour, the Grand Alliance, the Hinge of Fate, Closing the Ring, Triumph and Tragedy

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1948. Hardcover. Complete six-volume set. All volumes Very Good+ in Very Good dust jackets. Dust jackets show sunning to spine as well as toning and edge wear to front and rear panels. Fifth volume shows closed tear to lower edge of front panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Laus Veneris

      (London): Golden Cockerel Press, 1948. Buckland Wright, John. Tall octavo. 28pp. From an edition of 750, this is one of 100 copies specially bound and with an extra engraving. The twelve engravings by John Buckland Wright perfectly complement Swinburne's long erotic poem. In full brown morocco with a black onlay to the upper cover that has a wood-engraved image rendered in gold. T.e.g. Small scuff to upper back cover, usual faint offsetting from leather along outer edges of endleaves, else a fine copy. (Cockalorum 178).

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        Giacomo Manzù

      Milano , Edizioni del Milione,, Monografie di artisti italiani contemporanei 1948 - 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. [Ciranna, 1968]. 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. Rilegato, sovracoperta (hard cover, dust jacket) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opium et amori sacrum, moments poétiques.

      Saigon / Sili 1948. In-12 broché, relié & cousu à la chinoise au format 16 x 17 cm. 55 pages sur papier à fibres indochinois avec impression en deux couleurs .Joli dessin d' Arta Foucque en frontispice. Recueil de poésies, dont certaines en prose, sur le thème de l'opium. Rarissime édition originale en état proche du parfait, uniquement tirée à 200 exemplaires n°.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

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        Le Bestiaire Fabuleux.

      Paris, Maurice Darantiere, [1948]. 96 nn. S. 14 mehrfarbige Gouachen von Jean Lurçat und 14 Calligramme von Jules Dominique Morniroli nach Patrice de la Tour du Pin. Fol., lose Bogen in Umschlag, in OLeinen-Mappe im Leinenschuber. Monod 6883. - Druck rot und schwarz. Eines von 150 num. Exemplaren. - An den Rändern stellenweise wenig stockfleckig, einige Seiten mit Abklatsch..

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        Drei alte Männer. Gespräche.

      44 Seiten Kl.-8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halbpergamentband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, den Initialen Benns auf dem Vorderdeckel in Goldprägung. mit original Klarsichtumschlag, dieser hat am unteren Rand eine kleine Fehlstelle, Vorsatzblattseiten gebräunt sowie kleine private Widmung, ansonsten sauber und frisch. Dies ist das erste Buch Gottfried Benns, das nach zwölfjähriger Unterbrechung - 1948 - wieder in Deutschlan erschien. Anläßlich der Neuauflage im November 1955 wurden einhudertfünfzig Exemplare auf Zerkall-Bütten-Werkdruckpapier gedruckt, in Halbpergament gebunden und vom Autor unter dem montierten Titelbild signiert. Dieses Exemplar hat die Nummer 69. Gottfried Benn (* 2. Mai 1886 in Mansfeld, Brandenburg - + 7. Juli 1956 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Arzt, Dichter und Essayist. Ab 07. Januar - 30. Januar 2017 kein Buchversand!!

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      Les presses de la cité 1948 - - Les presses de la cité, Paris 1948, 14,5x22,5cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin alfama du Marais, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin noir, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, plats de couverture et dos conservés, tête dorée sur témoins, reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine. Bel exemplaire élégamment établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 200 numbered copies on vellum Alfa paperma Marais, only large paper. Binding half morocco . Bel nice copy drawn. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le roi pêcheur

      - José Corti, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, relié. - Edizione originale sulla carta corrente. la metà di rilegatura ... autografo firmato Gracq professor Georges iscriversi: "... questo tuffo nelle" secoli bui "..." carta ingiallita.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi chagrin noir, dos lisse, titre au palladium, couvertures et dos conservés, tête palladiée, reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine. Envoi autographe signé de Julien Gracq au professeur Georges Blin : "... cette plongée dans les "âges bruns"..." Papier jauni. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.  

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