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        Hernando de Bengoechea ou l'âme d'un poète

      First edition, one of 50 copies numbered on pure vellum wire only leading copies.bibliophile print buffer as an bookplate topped the half-title page.pleasant copy Amiot-Dumont Paris 1948 14x21,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Original Film Pressbook)

      Burbank: Warner Brothers, 1948. Original pressbook for the 1948 film, "Treasure of the Sierra Madre," directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston. Very Good plus condition, folded once. 16 pages, 11 x 17 inches. Extremely scarce.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Emil Flecken - Ausstellungskatalog 1948 oder 1949 - Mit einer sehr schönen, ganzseitige s/w-Porträtaufnahme von Hargesheimer (Carl Heinz Hargesheimer = Chargesheimer) aus 1948 oder 1949

      Sehr früher Ausstellungskatalog (1948 oder 1949 wahrscheinlich Galerie der Spiegel Köln). Vorwort von Heinz Held. Inhalt: Guitarrenspieler. Das Paar. Am Strand. Gemüsemarkt. In der Gärtenerei. Tanzende Masken. Karneval. Madonna. Das Negergrab. Landschaftsstudie. Lebensdaten von Emil Flecken u.a.m. Mit einer sehr schönen, ganzseitige s/w-Porträtaufnahme von Hargesheimer (Carl Heinz Hargesheimer = Chargesheimer). ca. 60 S. Einband und Rücken etwas angebräunt, etwas lichtrandig, etwas angeschmutzt, mit leichter Knickspur, die sich durch die ganze Broschüre fortsetzt, Schnitt etwas angebräunt, wenig angeschmutzt, Seiten leicht angebräunt, wenig lichtrandig, kaum angeschmutzt, Gesamtzustand gut. (Emil Flecken, deutscher Maler, 1890-1981, Professor an den Kölner Werkschulen)

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        The Memoirs of Cordell Hull, 2-Vol Set

      The Macmillan Co, 1948-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Presentation copy. Inscribed "To my Friend Sol Bloom, with the highest esteem and sincere friendship, Cordell Hull". "First printing. 2 octavo volumes. Original red cloth, original case. Books near fine, light rubbing, owners stamp to bottom page ends. Soiling and wear to case, one edges repaired with green tape. <br> Cordell Hull and Sol Bloom would work together to ensure the creation of the United Nations would succeed. A very copy copy with interesting provenance.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        La vie est sans pitié

      S.n. (Pierre Bettencourt) 1948 - - S.n. (Pierre Bettencourt), Saint-Maurice d'Etelan 1948, 14,5x23cm, broché. - Edition originale imprimée à 101 exemplaires numérotés sur grand vélin Arches. Couverture illustrée par Pablo Picasso. Dos légèrement insolé, sinon agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition printed in 101 numbered copies on grand vélin Arches. Illustrated cover by Pablo Picasso. Spine slightly sunned, otherwise a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        BIG SNOW

      - HADER,BERTA AND ELMER. THE BIG SNOW. NY: Macmillan 1948 (1948). 4to, (8 3/4 x 10 1/4"), cloth, Fine condition in VG+ dust wrapper (no award seal, not price clipped, spine ends chipped, light fraying)). 1st edition (stated 2nd printing). CALDECOTT AWARD WINNER, illustrated in color and black & white by the Haders and written by them as well. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED WITH A WATERCOLOR DRAWING TO MARIAN YOUNG, A PROMINENT LIBRARIAN AND MEMBER OF THE CALDECOTT AWARD SELECTION COMMITTEE. The drawing spans the half title and facing page. They have drawn a cottage with trees, all surrounded with snow. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        The Complete Works of Jane Austen.

      THE CHAWTON EDITION. 6 vols., 7-3/8" x 5", introduction by Richard Aldington. Bound in fine full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, 2 gilt lettered green morocco spine labels, covers ruled in gilt, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, by Truslove & Hanson of London.Includes the additional Memoir volume by her nephew J. E. Austen Leigh.

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        Giacomo Manzù

      Edizioni del Milione,, Monografie di artisti italiani contemporanei, 1948. Rilegato, sovracoperta (hard cover, dust jacket) 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.\

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        Crusade in Europe

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1948. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "For George Brooke with best wishes and warm regard from his friend Dwight D. Eisenhower 5 June 1954." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Five-star General Dwight D. Eisenhower was arguably the single most important military figure of World War II. For many historians, his memoirs of this eventful period of U.S. history have become the single most important record of the war. Crusade in Europe tells the complete story of the war as Eisenhower planned and lived it. Through his eyes, the enormous scope and drama of the war-strategy, battles, moments of fateful decision-become fully illuminated in all their fateful glory. "Eisenhower gives the reader true insight into the most difficult part of a commander's life" (New York Times).

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        ONE ARM AND OTHER STORIES (One of a Few Known copies)

      New York, (1948): New Directions. First Edition. Hard Cover. Quarto. First State and one of a few known copies in the First States (according to Ralph Sipper). with an integral title page which reads on the verso "Copyright 1948/New Directions". Williams discovered this and required the publisher to excise the title pages in virtually all of the 1500 copy editions and to insert a corrected leaf, with the copyright assigned to Williams. This is one of the very few copies that escaped the knife. 210pp., fine in publisher's slipcase as issued.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, a Novel

      Rinehart & Co, New York; (1948) - Octavo. With the Rinehart logo on copyright page, in a fine unclipped second issue dust jacket with $4.00 price on flap. 721pp. bound in black boards, spine lettering white, only light shelf wear to top and bottom edges; near fine in a fine dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Untitled - ORIGINAL DRAWING

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Pen and ink on paper depicting shrouded figures at a wall, monogrammed ''E.B.'' and dated 1948 along lower edge. 9 x 12.75 inches. Pink stains to paper, mounted to canvas backing, otherwise fine. <br><br><br />Born in Russia, the Surrealist and Neo-Romantic artist Eugene Berman is known for his imaginary landscapes and architectural conceits and is also recognized for his Baroque-like stage set designs for the likes of the Metropolitan Opera.

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music & Arts]
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        INTRUDER IN THE DUST

      Random House, New York 1948 - Octavo. 247pp., original black cloth lettered in blue and gilt; a lovely copy in an about fine dust jacket, with a 1/8" closed tear at top of rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Painting As A Pastime.

      FIRST BOOK EDITION. 1 vol., 9" x 5-3/4", illustrated with 18 colour plates reproducing Churchill's paintings, some very light foxing to page edges otherwise very good. Finely bound in recent full red morocco, vertical gilt lettered spine, gilt ruled covers, top edge gilt.

      [Bookseller: D & D Galleries]
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        The Second World War, full set of six U S first editions

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a full, six-volume, jacketed set of first editions. The Second World War is 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. The six-volume epic has been called "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." This U.S. first edition is not only more scarce today than its British counterpart, but is also the true first edition. The first U.S. volume, The Gathering Storm, was published in June 1948, while the British first edition was not published until October 1948. The sixth and final U.S. first edition volume, Triumph and Tragedy, was published during Churchill's second and final Premiership in November 1953. A Book-of-the-Month Club (BOMC) edition was published virtually simultaneously with the U.S. first edition and is quite similar in appearance (often causing confusion for disappointed collectors who think they are buying first editions). Note these are not the common BOMC look-alikes, but correct first trade editions in all respects: the dust jackets are unclipped and bear the correct, first printing $6.00 price. All top edges are stained dark yellow-orange. Title and copyright pages bear correct first printing indications. All volumes bear the distinctive red and yellow head and foot bands. There are no BOMC indentations on the rear covers. This first edition set shows some age and wear, but nonetheless features very good plus or better volumes in good plus or better dust jackets. Shelf presentation is imperfect but notably bright, with none of the typical fading of the vivid red, yellow, and orange hues. We note edgewear and chipping to all of the jackets, with a scuff at the title of the Volume III spine head. The dust jackets are protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. The first printing volumes all feature tight bindings that are clean and unfaded with bright shelf presentation. A trace of spotting appears confined to a few page edges and the Volume III endpapers. The sole previous ownership mark we find in the set is a previous owner name, with Baltimore address and dated ?Aug. ?50?, inked to the Volume I upper front free endpaper. Laid in at page 69 in Volume III we discovered an interesting wartime souvenir ? the front cover of a wartime matchbook cover printed in six lines: ?Buy | WAR SAVINGS | BONDS | and | STAMPS | close cover before striking?. This had clearly been laid in for the life of the volume, with transfer browning to the upper left of the page where the matchbook cover has lain all these years. Please note that this large set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.1(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(aa), Langworth p.258.

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        Acta Genetica et Statistica Medica - Konvolut aus 18 Bänden

      New York, S. Karger, 1948 - Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, Konvolut aus 18 Bänden (Band 1 bis 18), Sprache hauptsächlich Englisch, mit Abschnitten auf Französisch und Deutsch. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 18000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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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.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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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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        BLAZING GUNS ON THE CHISHOLM TRAIL

      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

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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

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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)

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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.

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        Böckstein.

      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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