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        The City and the Pillar.

      New York: E.P. Dutton, 1948. First edition of this landmark novel. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a bright near fine dust jacket with two small chips to the crown but does not show the fading endemic to the spine panel. A very sharp example. Stylistically influenced by Hemingway, this work, "is distinguished by its honesty and lack of self-pity; the central figure is unexceptional in every respect but his sexual choices" (Stringer, 690). "One of the best novels of its kind. . . . It isn’t sentimental, and it is frank without trying to be sensational and shocking" (Christopher Isherwood).

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        Of Flight and Life.

      56 p. 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen mit Schutzumschlag, dieser mit kleinen Randbereibungen, das Buch selbst sauber und frisch, auf dem Vortitel vom amerikanschen Flieger signiert und datiert ( August 1948) , beiliegend ein Echtheitszertifikat des deutschen Sohnes von Lindberg, David Hesshaimer für einen Vorbesitzer. Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr. (* 4. Februar 1902 in Detroit, Michigan - + 26. August 1974 in Kipahulu, Maui, Hawaii), war ein US-amerikanischer Pilot und Träger der Medal of Honor.Ihm gelang am 20./21. Mai 1927 die erste Alleinüberquerung des Atlantiks von New York nach Paris ohne Zwischenlandung, wodurch er zu einer der bekanntesten Personen der Luftfahrt wurde. (Die erste Nonstop-Atlantiküberquerung von Amerika nach Europa mit einem Flugzeug war bereits 1919 durch Alcock und Brown erfolgt.)

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        Minutes of the William Blake Trust.

      London: 1948-1969. Thick folio, 240 pp. with manuscript notes and typed minutes pasted in throughout. Original half red roan, blue moiré boards, lettered “Minute Book” in gilt. In very good condition, tips worn. Essentially the entire history of the founding of the Blake Trust and the Trianon Press, from the earliest days discussing financial and legal arrangements through the production details for every book up to and including “Europe”. All the reports are signed by Geoffrey Keynes in his distinctive brown ink, and the text is annotated and otherwise added to by Arnold Fawcus in his distinctive green ink. An archival item of great importance, documenting the publishing history of one of the greatest venture of the 20th century. As the TLS noted, nothing like these books had ever been made before nor was ever likely to be made again. Reading the account of the creating of the Blake Trust as well as Fawcus’s other ventures (all of which teetered constantly on the edge of bankruptcy), this minute book proves fascinating as it provides the dry details of the Board meetings with Fawcus, Keynes, Goyder, Preston and later Rosenwald and Mellon. A biographical note records: “The series of extraordinary facsimiles of watercolor works by Cezanne were seen by Geoffrey Keynes, at an exhibit in Boston. Sir Geoffrey inquired of Arnold whether or not he might be able to produce quality reproduction in collotype and pochoir work for one of the most important, most astonishing illuminated works in engraving and literary history, Blake's Jerusalem. The estimate, at the uneconomical low price of 4,000 pounds for 500 copies of the unique Jerusalem, led to what might be called a corporate venture into sublime achievement. An original subvention of approximately L15,000, which was granted by Sir Geoffrey's old friend, Graham Robertson, provided, title by title, the support and publication of each volume of The Trianon Press. Sir Geoffrey formed and directed the affairs of The William Blake Trust, the official body which selected and commissioned each title. Arnold and his Press produced a remarkable sequence of works without rival. The facsimiles of Blake are of such quality that they could scarcely be detected from the original works held by such connoisseurs as Lessing J. Rosenwald and Paul Mellon.”

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        Le roi pêcheur

      first edition on the current paper.Binding half ...Signed autograph Gracq Professor Georges Blin: "... this plunge into the" dark ages "..."Yellowed paper.  José Corti Paris 1948 12x19cm relié

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        Pédigrée

      First edition, one of 200 numbered copies on vellum Alfa paperma Marais, only large paper.Binding half morocco ...Bel nice copy drawn. Les presses de la cité Paris 1948 14,5x22,5cm relié

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        Campaign of '48 in Star Cartoons

      1948 - (SNYDER, John Wesley) BERRYMAN, Clifford K., BERRYMAN, James T. and CROCKETT, Gibson. The Campaign of "˜48 in Star Cartoons. Washington, D.C.: The Evening Star Newspaper Company, 1948. Quarto, contemporary limp coated paper binding, patterned endpapers, original illustrated stiff paper wrappers bound in; pp. [82]. $1500.First edition of this collection of political cartoons from The Washington Star chronicling the 1948 presidential campaign, inscribed to the daughter of Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder by the three artists."The cartoons reproduced in this book first appeared on Page One of The [Washington] Star". The story is all here, together with the humor, wit and sting. So is a lot of the truth." The three cartoonists whose art fills this book have signed and inscribed their photographs on page [2]. Clifford Berryman's inscription reads, "To My Charming Friend "˜Drucie Snyder,' with pleasant memories of our first meeting. Cordially, your friend, Cliff K. Berryman." He has added a small sketch of a bear saying, "I like "˜Drucie,' too!" James Berryman has simply inscribed, "Regards, Jim Berryman." Crockett's inscription reads, "With Sincere Best Wishes to "˜Drucie' Snyder, Gib Crockett." Inscribed to the daughter of John Wesley Snyder, President Truman's secretary of the Treasurer. "Snyder's first task as Treasury secretary was the reorganization of the department for peacetime operations". [He] instituted the first uniform accounting system for the federal government". Given the importance of foreign aid to the Truman administration's containment policy, Snyder helped develop programs to rebuild Germany and Japan and contributed to the drafting of the Marshall Plan and the Truman Doctrine" (ANB). Small ticket to front free endpaper.Interior clean. Binding with light rubbing to spine, gilt lettering bright. A near-fine inscribed association copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Souvenir de basoche.

      Paris. L'Originale (pour Richard Anacréon), 1948. Plaquette in-8 br. de 26 p. imprimée à 70 exemplaires. Avec des eaux-fortes de G. Fournier. E.O. un des exemplaires de A à T réservé à Monsieur Daragnès.

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        MORGAN IL CORSARO 01-48

      CASA EDITRICE A.R.C, 1948-49. Collana Corsari e Pirati MORGAN IL CORSARO nn. 1-48 Serie Completa spillato 27,5 x 21,5 cm b/n Stato di conservazione: BUONO/OTTIMO! Strappetti e piccole mancanze nel n. 1 (rinforzate con nastro adesivo). Gli altri numeri sono in ottimo stato e presentano solo qualche macchia e bruniture. Sceneggiatura di Gian Giacomo Dalmasso.

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        LES ORAISONS AMOUREUSES

      Édition du Moustié, Paris 1948 - PILLET, Roger - ESPÉRANCE [Sylvain SAUVAGE, illustrateur] LES ORAISONS AMOUREUSES DE JEANNE AURÉLIE GRIVOLIN LYONNAISE. Illustrations d'Espérance [Sylvain Sauvage]. Édition du Moustié, Paris, 1948 1 volume in-8 (22,5 x 14,5 cm) de 158 pages, 16 illustrations en couleurs dans le texte. Reliure de l'époque plein maroquin rouge écarlate, dos à nerfs richement décoré aux petits fers dorés, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats avec fleurons dorés dans les angles, triple-filet doré en encadrement intérieur des plats, doublures et gardes de moire vert tendre, filet doré perlé sur les coupes, tête dorée, non rogné (relié sur brochure), couverture conservée, étui bordé (reliure signée Yseux Succ. de Simier). Excellent état, dos légèrement passé (éclairci uniformément). TIRAGE A 840 EXEMPLAIRES. CELUI-CI, 1 DES 580 EXEMPLAIRES SUR MARAIS PUR FIL. Volume achevé d'imprimer le 2 décembre 1948 jour de la sainte Aurélie sur les presses de Dominique Viglino pour la typographie. Les bois ont été gravés par Gilbert Poilliot et coloriés au pochoir par Edmond Vairel d'après la maquette de François Viloin. Espérance n'est autre que le pseudonyme de Sylvain Sauvage dont on reconnaît d'ailleurs ici parfaitement le style. Ces Oraisons amoureuses, ou plutôt ce Journal d'amour fut écrit en 1802. Elles furent publiées par Roger Pillet pour la première fois en 1918. Une autre très belle édition avait été publiée en 1926 avec de superbes compositions Art Déco par Yan B. Dyl. SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE FINEMENT RELIÉ. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie L'amour qui bouquine]
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        Oeuvres

      1948 - VERLAINE, Paul. [Oeuvres]. Paris: André Vial, (1948). Six volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter green morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, uncut, top edges gilt. Housed together in original paper-covered slipcase. $1650.Fine limited edition Verlaine, author of "some of the finest, most musical lyrics in the French language," with 16 hand-colored etchings in each of the six volumes, number XXIX of only 30 sets printed on Marais paper and reserved for the collaborators (from a total edition of 1700 copies).Paul Verlaine is the archetype of the dissipated, bohemian poet"" leader of the Symbolist movement in poetry. He formed the so-called "Decadents," together with Mallarmé and Baudelaire. His works reflect two predominant themes: "that only self is important, and that the function of poetry is to preserve moments of extreme sensation and unique impressions" (Petri Liukkonen). This splendid limited edition of Verlaine's complete poetical works is illustrated by five painters in the "sensual style," Clouzot, Serres (aka Schem), Saint-André, Ferréro, and Perraudin, each competent in depicting boudoir scenes, nudes, and showgirls. Text in French. Fine condition, handsomely bound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        He Drew As He Pleased: A Sketchbook by Albert Hurter

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1948. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book is in fine, As new condition in tan cloth boards with brick-red background for the lettering. Unclipped dust jacket is fine condition, as new, with a tiny chip at top corner and a tiny closed tear on top front. "700 inspirational drawings created for the Walt Disney Studio." A beautiful copy--scarce in this condition. Unpaginated. Folio. In protective Mylar.

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        Obermauern [in Osttirol].

      Orig.-Farbzeichnung. 41 x 32 cm. Unt. Ecken m. kl. Läsion. V. d. Künstlerin eh. signiert , bez. u. dat. 5. Auf. 1948.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        A l'Agité du Bocal (Jean-Paul Sartre)

      Lanauve de Tartas 1948 - Paris, aux éditions Lanauve de Tartas, (sans date) 1948 In 12, 30 pp. En feuilles sous couvertures souples. Jaquette ornée d'une pièce de titre contrecollée. Exemplaire en bon état. Infime coupure, en pied, sur la jaquette. Édition originale numérotée 116/150 sur papier BKK de Rives. Rare pamphlet et premier livre publié par Céline à son retour de Sigmaringen. Céline répond ainsi à un article de Sartre publié quelques années plus tôt dans Les Temps Modernes, "Portrait d'un antisémite" [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Carnelian Cube

      The Gnome Press, New York 1948 - Original gray cloth lettered in red along the spine. In a fine example of the complete dust jacket. Signed by both authors on the front free endpaper. The signatures are actually preceded by a brief inscription "For Julius Unger" which appears to be in the hand of L. Sprague De Camp. Julius Unger, an original member of First Fandom was a very influential Science Fiction advocate, student and Dealer for thirty years. Significant provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ALBUM DE HABANERAS

      Barcelona. 1948. 36x26. Tela. 93Pág+2h. Raríssimo Album de habaneras, una recopilación de música y letra sobre el auge de este genero músical entre pescadores y artesanos de la comarca del Ampurdán. Muy apreciada Obra. Ref 30 Biblioteca A.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        ART POPULAR DECORATIU A CATALUNYA

      Barcelona. 1948. 34X25. 248Pág+4h. Cartoné. Tirada curta de 490 Exemplars (n 370). Sumptuosa Obra del Art Popular Decoratiu de Catalunya, de Bibliofília. Il.lustrada per Ramón Noé, Jordi Verrié, Raimón Estrems i Llucià Navarro. Magnífic examplar. Ref. 7.2 Biblioteca A.

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        EL CASTELL DELS TRES DRAGONS

      Barcelona, Aymà, 1948. Edició il lustrada per Valentí Castanys. 142 p. 1 f. Foli major.Text emmarcat i als marges il lustracions acolorides a mà a totes les pàgines. Molt ben conservat. Exemplar que pertany al tiratge de 25 exemplars impresos damunt paper Royal Annan de la Gelindense n VIII. Edició degudament autoritzada pels hereus de Frederic Soler i on han estat escrupolosament respectats el lèxic, la sintaxi i la morfologia de l'edició original. Magnific exemplar. Ref 4.5 Biblioteca A.

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        Iton Rishmi. Issues 1 to 25 of the Official Gazette, 1st issue containing the Declaration of Independence for the State of Israel.

      Tel Aviv The Provisional Government of Israel 1948 - 4to, (33.5 x 20.5 cm), printed in black ink. Text in Hebrew. Slightly stained, small tears to edges. Contemporary cloth binding, rubbed. This first issue of Iton Rishmi contains the official publication of the Israeli Declaration of Independence, as read out by Ben Gurion. Iton Rishmi No. 1, Tel-Aviv, 14.5.1948, includes the "Scroll of Independence" and a manifest by the Provisional State Council. Brief contents summary: 'Decree concerning the Establishment of the State of Israel' - In the Land of Israel the Jewish People have arisen . (a brief account follows of the events from the First Zionist Congress to date, including the Balfour Declaration) . Therefore we are gathered together, we, the members of the people's Government, the Leaders of the Hebrew Settlement and the Zionist Movement, on the day that marks the end of the British Mandate over the Land of Israel, and in accordance with the . decision of the Assembly of the United Nations, we hereby declare the establishment of the of the Jewish State in the Land of Israel, that is, the State of Israel (Medinat Yisrael).' The names of all of the 37 members of the Provisional Government, headed by David Ben-Gurion, are listed on page 2. It also contains the annulment of the infamous 1939 White Paper restricting Jewish immigration to Palestine. An important document relating to the establishment of the State of Israel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fanny / César / Topaze / Marius.

      Lausanne, Henri Kaeser, 1948 - 1952. Bel ensemble de 4 volumes, ornés chacuns d'un frontispice et de 24 lithographies en couleurs hors-texte de Dubout. Environ 1000 pp in-8°. Reliure en plein chagrin brun, dos à 2 nerfs, titre doré. En parfait état.

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        HALSBURY'S STATUTES OF ENGLAND. Second edition. Revision by Butterworths Legal Editorial Staff. Tomes 1 (1948) au tome 46 (1968).

      London, Butterworth, 1948-1966. - 48 vol. forts vol. in-8, rel. d'édition, en simili chagrin noir (black leatherette), dos à faux nerfs, titre et millésime doré, répété sur le 1er plat, les deux derniers vol. sont en cartonnage d'édition et constituent le: CUMULATIVE SUPPLEMENT 1966: vol. Action-Juries (noter-up and amended texts) - le 2e vol.: Land Drainage- Wills (noter-up and amended texts). Ensemble en bonne condition. Set in very fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le roman de Tristan et Iseut.

      En feuille sous emboitage, 33X26 cm, 1948, 236, gravures au burin de C.-P. JOSSO, un des 28 exemplaires numérotés de 1 à 28 sur vélin de Lana avec une suite des gravures en premier état en noir, une suite en état définitif en bistre, un dessin original, un croquis, un grand cuivre non rayé (tirage total 500 ex.), Marcel Lubineau éditeur. Emboitage avec marques d'usure, bon exemplaire.

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        Generalbericht der Militärregierung für das Französische Besatzungsgebiet (Beweisführung der Staatsanwaltschaft gegen die Leiter der Röchlingschen Firma, angeklagt des Verbrechens gegen den Frieden, der Kriegsverbrechen und der Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit) 9 Bände

      Rastatt, 1948. Band I: Einführungsbericht: Die Nationalsozialistische Arbeits-Zwangspolitik (41 S.) Band II: Die durch Hermann Röchling als Beauftragter für die Eisenindustrie in Moselle und Meurthe-Moselle betriebene Arbeiter-Einsatzpolitik (69 S.) Band III: Die von Hermann Röchling im Rahmen der Reichsvereinigung Eisen angewandte Politik der Zwangsarbeit (40 S.) Band IV: Die Verantwortlichkeit Hermann Röchlings und der Leiter der Werke in Völklingen in Bezug auf Arbeits- und Lebensbedingungen der ausländischen Arbeitskraft (116 S.) Band 2: Vorlagen von Herrn Charles Gerthoffer Commissaire du Gouvernement (S. 108-234) Band 3: Vorlagen von Herrn Charles Gerthoffer Commissaire du Gouvernement (S. 235-371) Band 4: Vorlagen von Herrn Charles Gerthoffer Commissaire du Gouvernement (S. 372-481) Band 5: Vorlagen von Herrn Charles Gerthoffer Commissaire du Gouvernement (S. 482-571) Band 6: Vorlagen von Herrn Charles Gerthoffer Commissaire du Gouvernement (S. 572-638) ////////////// Die Rastatter Prozesse waren etwa 20 große Strafverfahren mit zusammen mehr als 2000 Angeklagten, die zwischen 1946 und 1954 in der französischen Besatzungszone auf der Grundlage des Kontrollratsgesetzes Nr. 10 gegen Verantwortliche des Deutschen Reichs zur Zeit des Nationalsozialismus durchgeführt wurden. ///////// Hier die Unterlagen zum Röchling-Prozeß, vermutlich fehlt der 1. Band Vorlagen v. Charles Gerthoffer ///////// In Colmar aufgewachsen, studierte Doll zunächst Jura in Straßburg und verließ das Elsass aber während der deutschen Besatzungszeit, "da er kein Richter der Deutschen sein wollte". In späteren Jahren war er als Richter in Colmar und in Nordfrankreich tätig. Ein Höhepunkt war aber die Berufung an das höchste französische Gericht, dem "Cours de Cassation", in Paris. Im Alter von 67 Jahren verstarb Doll in Paris. 1948 hat Doll einen Teil seiner juristischen Ausarbeitungen zum Röchling-Prozess publiziert. 2011 erhielt das Kreisarchiv Rastatt den Nachlaß von Paul-Julien Doll zum Prozeß von seiner Tochter //////////// Die Sammlung stammt vom Karlsruher Journalist und Historiker Josef Werner (gest. März 2016), der regelmäßig für Karlsruher und Rastatter Zeitungen über den Prozeß schrieb.

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        BARCELONA Y SUS POSIBILIDADES DEPORTIVAS

      Barcelona. Ayuntamiento de Barcelona. 1948. 35x24. Pergamino. Mecanografiado. 10Pág+25fotos originales+4mapas. Fotografías de Reportero-Gráfico Sagarra. Elección de la Ciudad para los Juegos Olímpicos de 1956 celebrada el dia 27 de julio de 1948, Londres Royal Institut Of British Architects. Contiene Ex libris. Raro ejemplar. Ref 7.2 Biblioteca A

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        WHO GOES THERE? SEVEN TALES OF SCIENCE-FICTION

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (20cm); turquoise cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [8], 230, [2]pp. Upper right board corner gently tapped (though still sharp), else a fresh, Fine copy. Dustjacket designed by Hannes Bok is unclipped (priced $3.00), with pinpoint wear to spine ends, with minute wear and a few tiny tears to corner tips; a bright, unfaded, Near Fine example. Attractive copy of this classic collection, gathering stories which Campbell published pseudonymously in Astounding Science Fiction between 1934-38. The title story is the basis for two noted film adaptations: The Thing From Another World (1951), directed by Christian Nyby and Howard Hawks, and John Carpenter's 1982 film The Thing. Bleiler (1978 ed.), p.38.

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        Eisenbahn + Zubehör verschiedener Hersteller: GFN-Lokomotive / 3 Personenwagen *Bing*-gemarkt BW / 2 offene Transportwaggons (einer gemarkt *Kraus*) / 1 Transportwaggon *DAB-Dortmunder Actien Brauerei* / 1 Schüttlore / 1 Märklin Tender R 959 u.a..

      ( Spurbreite 3,5 cm ). Mit 6 Längsschienen (gemarkt OD, Länge jeweils 28 cm ) und 9 Kurvenelementen unterschiedlicher Länge ( 7 von 28 cm Länge, 2 von 14,5 cm Länge ). Dazu ein Weiche (gemarkt OK 8 Germany), 1 alte Bahnübergangsanlage (gemarkt Märklin), 1 Drehkreuz (ohne Marke), 3 Signalmasten (ohne Marke - einer defekt ohne Bodenplatte), 1 Tunnel (ungemarkt - möglicherweise von Bing). Die GFN Lokomotive mit der Typenbezeichnung *99 221*- Made in U.S.-Zone Germany und Friktionsantrieb (Schlüssel hierfür fehlt - möglicherweise defekt) um 1948 / die 3 Bingwaggons (einer hiervon ein Speisewagen) wie auch die Märklin-Schüttlore, die Märklin-Bahnübergangsanlage ( Größe 27 x 20 cm ) und der Tunnel sowie die 3 Signalmasten offenbar um 1910-1920, die übrigen Waggons und Zubehörteile teils später. Teils mit beweglichen Elementen (Türen, Klappen). Mit teils deutlichen Gebrauchsspuren (Lackschäden, bestoßen, teilweise etwas beschädigt, teils etwas angerostet, Bahnübergangsanlage mit fehlenden Elementen etc.). (beiliegend: einige weitere ältere Blechspielzeugteile / ferner beiliegend: 1 Karton mit ca. 80 Märklin-Schienen um 1950 ( teils Geraden, teils Kurven, teils Weichen usw., zusammen ca. 21 Meter lang ) sowie 1 Karton mit diversen Märklin-Waggons, 2 Schienenfahrzeugen, Kranwagen, Güterwaggons etc., ebenfalls 50er Jahre ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Architektur, Design und Werbefotografie der 50er Jahre. Mit Texten von Manfred Schmalriede und Ian Jeffrey. Deutsch/Englisch. Architecture, Design and Advertising Photography of the 50ies. With texts by Manfred Schmalriede and Ian Jeffrey in German and English.

      83 Seiten. Mit zahlreichen Fotografien. 83 pages with several photographs. Leinen mit Schutzumschlag. Clothbound in handmade clothbound box. New. Die ersten 50 Exemplare sind als exklusive Vorzugsausgabe erhältlich mit einem limitierten Estate-Print von Franz Lazi in einer handgefertigten Leinenkassette der Traditionsbuchbinderei Hans-Peter Fröhlich, Stuttgart. Folgende Motive sind für diese Sonderausgabe erhältlich: 15 x 'Willi Baumeister an der Staffelei', 1948/ 2003, 10 x 'Gießkanne IGL Design', 1955/ 2003, 13 x 'Garnrollen', quer, Gütermann, 1955/ 2003, 12 x Katalogcover "Wie wohnen", Stuhldesign: Jens Risom/ Walter Knoll Tischdesign: Egon Eiermann, 1949/ 2003.Limited edition of 750 copies. The numbers 1-50 are in handmade clothbound box by Froelich binding Stuttgart, with one Estate print. There are 5 motives of 10 copies. Available motifs:15 x 'Willi Baumeister at the easel', 1948/ 2003 10 x 'Watering can IGL Design', 1955/ 2003 13 x 'Spools of thread', Guetermann, 1955/ 2003 12 x catalogue cover "How to live", chair design: Jens Risom/ Walter Knoll table design: Egon Eiermann, 1949/ 2003 Einer der maßgeblichen Architektur-, Werbe- und Designfotografen des 20. Jahrhunderts wird erstmalig in einer opulenten, technisch brillanten Text-Bild-Monographie vorgestellt: Franz Lazi, 1922 in Freudenstadt geboren, 1998 in Stuttgart gestorben.Nach Unterricht bei seinem Vater Adolf Lazi und Gefangenschaft in den Vereinigten Staaten beginnt Franz Lazi mit einer fotografischen Annäherung an die zerstörten Städte Berlin, Stuttgart und Paris. Seine Motive: Ruinen, fast immer in Zusammenhang mit Signalen für Wiederaufbau, ersten Schritten der Bewohner in eine mögliche Zukunft. Die Fotografien zeitgenössischer Industrie-, Büro- und Wohnbauten sind Bilder einer verhaltenen Rückkehr der Moderne. Die Aufgabe, Design-Objekte (Möbel, Geschirr, Gebrauchsdinge wie Garnrollen, Apothekerflaschen, Lebensmittel) für das Landesgewerbeamt Stuttgart zu fotografieren, baut Franz Lazi in seinem 1949 gegründeten eigenen Atelier in Stuttgart zu einem innovativen Projekt der Großbildfotografie aus. Die jährliche Präsentation von zeitgenössischem Design dienen der Verbreitung der "Guten Form" . Vor allem jedoch die Fotografien der Objekte im dazu erscheinenden Katalog "wie wohnen" schärfen durch ihre Interpretation den Blick auf Formgestaltung und Charakter der Gegenstände und Interiors dieser Zeit. Als kleine Höhepunkte des Daseins inszeniert und stilisierte Franz Lazi in den fünfziger Jahren Momente des Alltäglichen für die Werbung. Lazi machte die ästhetischen Muster der Architektur, des Design und der abstrakten Kunst zur Grundlage seiner Bilder. Schon seine frühen Bilder als Dokumentarist der unmittelbaren Nachkriegszeit steckten voller Hinweise auf die Moderne. Später wandte er sich der Farbfotografie und darauf dem Film zu.

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        8 (davon 5 eigenh. und 3 ms. bzw. gedr.) Briefe, Bildpostkarten und Billetts mit U. Wien, 1948-1953.

      1948. Zusammen 7 SS. 4to und 8vo. Mit 4 (davon 3 eh. adr.) Kuverts. Dankt Josef Wesely für ihm wiederholt übersandte Geburtstagswünsche und wünscht seinerseits das Beste zum Neuen Jahr: "Ein Buch für Sie folgt als Zeichen innerer Verbundenheit [...] " (Karte v. 25. XII. 1948). - Der Essayist und Lyriker gab zusammen mit Alfons Wallis 'Das Flugblatt' heraus, wurde 1945 Kulturredakteur des 'Neuen

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        The Naked and the Dead.

      New York: Rinehart and Company, 1948. First printing. Hardcover. 721pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Black cloth. Very good/Very good. Library company stamp of the verso of the rear free endsheet. The title, author, date (5/7/48 - the day after the official Rinehart release) and price ($4.00) by hand in ink filling in the appropriate blanks of the stamp. First issue jacket shows very subtle rubbing at the corners and minor toning to the spine. Signed by the author in blue ink on the front free endsheet. Overall a nice copy of this post war heavy. Signed first edition of the author's highly successful, and Pulitzer Prize winning, first book that was based on the author's own wartime experiences. Burgess 99 title."I came out of the Army with an idea for a novel about a long patrol, an idea which had been bound in its origins to a mountain which was to serve as both an actual mass of stone and as a symbolic base for the book. The original conception was allegorical. The mountain was a consciously ambiguous symbol, something too complex, too tangible, to be defined by language." - Norman Mailer

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        Le promeneur accompagné.

      En feuilles sous emboitage, 29X23 cm, 133 pages, 1948, gravures sur cuivre et dessins (bois) de Jean Frélaut, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches avec une suite des cuivres en état définitifs (tirage total 251 exemplaires), imprimé dans l'atelier de Daragnès, Textes prétextes. Emboitage et quelques pages avec légères rousseurs, les onze eaux-fortes de la suite (représentant des quartiers ou des monuments de Paris) sont signées par l'artiste au crayon.

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        LA CELESTINA (AGUAFUERTES)

      Barcelona. 1948. Piel. 32x24. Magnífico ejemplar en gran papel con una tirada de 138 ejemplares(N62) e ilustrado con 10 aguafuertes. 241pag mas índice. Ref-9.1 Biblioteca A.

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

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

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        Mes Caravanes et autres Poèmes (1948-1954).

      Nummer 34 von 40 im Druckvermerk nummerierten Exemplaren. - In französischer Sprache. - Unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar. - Der Band stammt aus der Bibliothek von Fritz J. Raddatz und trägt auf der vorderen Umschlaginnenseite das von Ralf de Jong entworfene Nachlaß-Exlibris. - "So erlebte ich die 'West-Kommunisten' in Ostberlin in den 50er Jahren, die Aragons und Amados, sie waren elegant, wohlhabend gekleidet, fuhren große Autos und waren ganz 'auf Linie', redeten 3 Tage lang so - und dann fuhren sie wieder ab" (FJR, Tagebücher 2, S. 37). - Schutzumschlag etwas randrissig und mit winzigen randlichen Fehlstellen, sonst und insgesamt gutes Exemplar.

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        De L`Essence de la Vérité. Traduction et indtroduction par Alphonse de Waelhens et Walter Biemel.

      Louvain - Paris, Nauwelaerts - Vrin, 1948. 106 + 2 S. OBrosch. In franz. Sprache. Mit einer eighd. Widm., dat. Freiburg 29. April `53. - Les Philosophes Contemporains, Textes et Études, 1. - Leichte Lichtschatten, etw. fleckig, leichte Gbrsp., kl. Kugelschreiber-Notiz a. letzter Seite. - Some signs of use, a little spotty, small rollerpen note on the last page. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Philosophie; Widmungsexemplare

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        Schriftsteller u. Übersetzer (1906-1949): Vertrag zur Übersetzung des Theaterstücks "Happy Birthday" von Anita Loos mit eigenh. U. (voller Namenszug).

      Beverly Hills. August 1948., August 1948. - Gr.-8°. 1 S. "ABKOMMEN // zwischen Elisabeth Frank und Klaus Mann betreffend die Uebertragung von Anita Loos`s / HAPPY BIRTHDAY / in`s Deutsche. // Klaus Mann übernimmt die deutsche Uebertragung des Stückes und verpflichtet sich, sie in drei Exemplaren an Elisabeth Frank abzuliefern. // Klaus Mann erhaelt bei Vertragsabschluss $ 125.00, bei Ablieferungen des Manuskripts weitere $ 125.00 als Vorschuss gegen Verrechnung von Aufführungs - Tantiemen und zwar 2. ½ % von den Brutto - Einnahmen der Auffuehrungen. // Sollte Elisabeth Frank das Stueck durch einen Verlag in den deutschsprachigen Ländern vertreiben lassen, so erklärt sich Klaus Mann bereit, 10% Provision von seinen Tantiemen an den Verlag abzufuehren." [Unterstreichungen und Versalien im Original] - Unterzeichnet von Klaus Mann und der amer. Agentin bzw. Verlegerin Elisabeth Frank. - Anita Loos (1888-1981) war die erste bedeutende Drehbuchautorin Hollywoods. Sie wurde durch ihr in 14 Sprachen übersetztes Buch "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" ("Blondinen bevorzugt") weltberühmt. Es war Vorlage für ein Broadway-Stück, ein Musical, einen Stummfilm und vor allem den Film mit Marilyn Monroe und Jane Russell von 1953. - Ihr von Klaus Mann übersetztes Drama "Happy Birthday. A Play in Two Acts." (New York: S. French 1947) kam als "Zum Geburtstag" im Berliner Kurfürstendammtheater in dt. Erstaufführung heraus. - Die hier vereinbarte Übersetzung war eine der letzten Arbeiten von Klaus Mann, der am 21. 5. 1949 den Freitod wählte. Er hatte bereits am 11. Juli 1948, also kurz vor diesem Vertrag einen Suizidversuch unternommen. - Bisher unveröffentlicht. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1650 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        L'ARTE DI GOYA

      BOMPIANI, 1948. ITALIANO 0,73 Pagine leggermente ingiallite, con lieve fioritura e con alcune gore, sovraccoperta con piccoli strappi e con fioritura USATO

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Salzburg, 21. November 1948. - 1 S. 4to. Gelocht. An Direktor Oberer vom Zürcher Schauspielhaus: „[.] Herr Ministerialrat Dr. Hilbert [Egon Hilbert, Chef der österr. Bundestheaterverwaltung] hatte die Güte an das Schauspielhaus zu schreiben, da er meine Einreisepapiere begutachtet, bat ich ihn darum. Ich weiss wohl, wie schwierig alles für Sie ist, aber Sie sollten von zuständiger Stelle hören, wie es um die Dinge steht, die mich allmählich nervös machen. Auch bat ich ihn, Ihnen selbst einen entgültigen Termin zu übermitteln, da ich ihn als den sichersten Experten in diesem Punkt ansehe. Da jeden Tag, jede Stunde mir die Zusicherung der Einbürgerung gegeben wird, gab ich in der Hoffnung daß es auch zutrifft, Ihnen diese Termine. Ich hoffe aber immer noch, daß ich spätestens 1. Dezember bei Ihnen sein kann [.]".

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        122 Farvefotografier. Iagttagelser. / 122 Colour Photographs. Observations.

      Profusely illustrated. Copehagen, Schønberg, 1948. 4°. Publisher's boards with dustjacket. No pagination. Lacking slipcase. Dustjacket with signs of use at the spine at foot and head, and at the edges. Spine bumped and a worn at the head. A little loose. Parr & Badger I, 202-203.Included in the exhibition »The Open Book« at the Royal Library, Copenhagen and in the catalogue »28 Danish photographic Books.«

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        Autograph letter signed ("CFarrère"). Paris, 12. X. 1948.

      1948. Large 4to. 2 pp. To one "madame et amie", i. e. the widow of the German author Emil Ludwig who had died the month before, telling her his memories of her husband: "Madame et amie, - amie très chère, à ma femme comme à moi - merci vivement : vous avez bien pensé que, quoique je n'eusse jamais osé vous demander, au risque de se doubler votre peine, ces détails sur la fin de votre mari, j'avais un extrême désir de les connaître et surtout de savoir qu'il s'était doucement éteint, sans angoisse ni souffrance. Je perds en lui en ami que je n'avais vu qu'une fois dans ma vie, mais qui m'était un frère de choix, un frère de c

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        Typed letter signed ("Henry Moore"). Hoglands, Perry Green, Much Hadham, Herts., 15. V. 1948.

      1948. Two pages, closely typed on two octavo sheets of letterhead. Folded for mailing, otherwise very good or better, with the original typed envelope. Enclosed in a folding half morocco clamshell case. A fine letter from the artist, addressed "Dear Miss [Irene] Rosen", in response to her enthusiastic letter written after a viewing of his sculptures at the Art Institute of Chicago (a carbon of her letter is present). In a substantially better than ordinary response by the sculptor to his public, and after apologizing for the delay in his response, Moore writes: "[...] As to your touching the pieces of sculpture at Chicago, you were right and the guards were wrong. If you can get a better idea of the volume of the mass, of the depth of the space and of the hardness of the material by touching a sculpture as well as looking at it, you must do so. I much enjoyed seeing a work of mine which had been in a museum in a mining town in England for many years and which had become dirtied in places where the miners, dropping into the museum on the way home for work, had run their hands over it". In response to her query about the possibility of reproductions of his sculptures, he writes "As to reproductions, I don't think they are worth making unless they're good; it's the same thing with pictures [...] reproductions of sculptures [...] can't be any good unless each cast is worked on by the artist -- and no artist has time to do that to a large edition of reproductions [...]". He details how his editions of bronzes are produced, comments on their availability and price ("which is, I imagine, more than you can afford to pay"), and responds to her complaints about the inadequacy of the reproductions of photographs in J.J. Sweeney's book: "In feeling the limitations of photographs you are certainly on the right lines [...] a reproduction in a book can never have the same beauty or fidelity as an actual photographic print [...]". He concludes in appreciation of her "genuine and intelligent interest" and notes that he his sending her separately a photograph (not present) of his latest carving. Signed in ink, "Henry Moore".

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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd.,, 1948?54. 6 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spines, top edge red, grey endpapers decorated with a design that alternates a lion rampant with the initials WSC. In the typographical dust jackets with background design as per the endpapers. Maps and diagrams, some folding. Each volume with the bookplate of the Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men. Top edges faded as usual, jackets a little rubbed, and a touch sunned at the spines, which are slightly crumpled at ends, but the cloth unspotted and the text-blocks clean, a very good set indeed. First editions, first impressions, except vol. II, which is the fourth edition of 1954; signed in full by the author on the half-title of vol. I and initialled in the same place in the others, for the Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men, at the request of Wykeham Cornwallis, 2nd baron Cornwallis (1892?1982). Together with a one-page letter on the letterhead of La Pausa, Churchill's literary agent Emery Reves's house. In the letter, dated 9 February 1956, Churchill tells Lord Cornwallis, president of the association, that he "would be happy to do as you ask", signing the set as requested, that he is "returning to England for some days on February 10, so perhaps you would let me have the books sometime before I leave the country again towards the end of this month", and concluding that he is "indeed complimented by the wish of Kent County Society" for him to sign the books. After he left office in 1955 Churchill spent long periods with Reves and his partner Wendy at their home in the Alpes-Maritime. On this occasion he was there for a month. "He returned for another 11 substantial visits during the next three and half years, a total of 54 weeks" (Jenkins, Churchill, p. 904), during which time he worked on the completion of English-Speaking Peoples. At La Pausa, originally built by Churchill's friend Bendor, 2nd duke of Westminster, for his lover Coco Chanel, Churchill "was made an immensely welcome guest ? the central purpose of the Reveses' lives became the entertainment of Churchill", who much enjoyed "the poetic justice" of sharing in the "elegant luxury" which came from Reves's "highly profitable marketing of Churchill's post-war writings". An extremely appealing association copy, inscribed for a proud Man of Kent by an adoptive, but equally proud Kentish Man. Churchill had been smitten by the view across the Weald of Kent from Chartwell when he first visited in 1922, and the house and estate became one of the loves of his life, famously he declared that "A day away from Chartwell is a day wasted". Lord Cornwallis was born in Linton, east of the Medway. He is probably best remembered for his role in creating the County of Kent squadron of the RAF during the Battle of Britain. Inspired by a meeting with Squadron Leader Bob Stanford Tuck when he was shot down over his home near Maidstone, Cornwallis established the Kent County Spitfire Fund, which raised £100,000 for the purchase of planes in a little over a year, which generosity he acknowledged with an exhortation to "remember that when you look upward to the skies, it may be your squadron that is defending the gateway of England and ask for God's blessing and protection for those glorious men who are riding on the wings of the White Horse of Kent".

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        THE NAKED AND THE DEAD

      New York:: Rinehart and Company. (1948).. First edition of the author's first book. SIGNED by him on the title page. Acclaimed as one of the best to come out of WWII. A Burgess 99 title. The fragile black paper-covered boards showing edgewear and subtle staining to rear board, otherwise good to very good in the scarce first-issue dust jacket with the introductory blurb by Stanley Rinehart comparing Mailer favorably with Hemingway and others. Dust jacket edge rubbed, chipped on one corner, and with lightly rubbed creases where we assume it was once folded to quarters, but still bright and about very good for this jacket. .

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        Archive of Letters, Documents and photograph, signed by J. Edgar Hoover

      Letter and legal size cream FBI letterheads printed in black The archive is from a young man who applied and was accepted into service by the FBI. J. Edgar Hoover seems to have taken a personal interest in him and the correspondence spans the young man's time serving in the Navy and his return to the FBI after the war. It contains: 7 typed letters on FBI letterhead, signed by J. Edgar Hoover 2 typed documents on FBI letterhead, signed by J. Edgar Hoover 1 FBI form "Notifiction of Personnel Action" with carbon copy and carbon copy of accompanying letter. Form signed by J. Edgar Hoover. Photograph 8 x 10 of J. Edgar Hoover, inscribed and signed in the margin 2 cards, one "Season's Greeting", the other a personal card "J. Edgar Hoover and Associates" with the FBI emblem FBI Recreation Association membership card for 1949, with signatures Typed letter on FBI letterhead, dated July 8, 1948 and signed "J. L. Dalton" Special Agent in Charge 4 pages of xeroxed information on FBI letterhead titled "Leave" dated 1948 10 pages memorandum dated March 27, 1950 "Memorandum to all Employees General Instructions Pertaining to the Operation of the Washington Field Office" 6 pages of "Washington Field Office" dated April 10, 1950 with names and phone numbers 2 page information "To Employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Department of Justice, Entering on Duty" A few rust marks from paper clips, slight dog earing, overall fine with crisp signatures

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        Of Flight and Life

      1948 - LINDBERGH, Charles A. Of Flight and Life. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. Slim octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $2800.First edition of this prophetic discourse on weapons of mass destruction by the famed aviator, inscribed on the half title by him in the year of publication, "To J"" O"" With best wishes from Charles A. Lindbergh August 1948."In this Cold War-era essay, Lindbergh warns about the dangers of the Soviet Union and uncontrolled scientific advances without a moral compass acting as a guide. Of Flight and Life "sums up Lindbergh's concerns about the unchecked spread of scientific materialism and his fear that Americans were caught in a vicious circle in which our security today demanded regimentation and the development of weapons that would ruin us tomorrow" (Robert Wohl). With Scribner's "A" on copyright page. The recipient, John Oldrin, who was a friend of the Lindberghs, was president of Darien Library in Darien Connecticut, where the Lindberghs had a home.Book fine; chip to spine head, edge-wear to very good dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Painting as a Pastime, the first edition, finely bound in full red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe

      London: Odhams Press Limited, Ernest Benn Limited, 1948. First edition, first printing. Full leather. This is the British first edition, first printing of Painting as a Pastime, Churchill's essay about his famous hobby. This copy is finely bound in full red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. The elegant goatskin binding features a hubbed and gilt ruled spine.  There are gilt rule borders on the covers, gilt rules on the binding edges, gilt page edges, and gilt ruled turn-ins framing striking, marbled endpapers.  Even the gold, red, and black head and foot bands are executed with noteworthy skill and aesthetic effect.  ?Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, England? is gilt-stamped on each lower front pastedown.  This venerable firm, founded by Francis Sangorski and George Sutcliffe in 1901, became recognized as one of the leading bookbinders in London.  Like Churchill himself, Sangorski & Sutcliffe endured the First World War, the Great Depression, the Second World War, and post-war austerity.  This truly gorgeous example of the fine binder?s craft is a reminder to collectors that not all fine bindings are created equal.  Condition is better than near fine. The binding remains bright, clean, tight, and square, with just a few trivial scuffs. The contents are exceptional for the edition, crisp and bright with none of the typical spotting and no previous ownership marks. The contents of Painting as a Pastime had been printed in The Strand Magazine as early as 1921, but it was not until 1948 - nearly three decades after his first published words on the subject - that Churchill consented to a book about his hobby and passion. Soldier, writer, and politician, Churchill was perhaps an unlikely painter. Nonetheless he proved both a prolific and passionate one. Churchill first took up painting during the First World War. May 1915 saw Churchill scapegoated for failure in the Dardanelles and slaughter at Gallipoli and forced from his Cabinet position at the Admiralty. By November 1915 Churchill was serving at the Front, leading a battalion in the trenches. But during the summer of 1915, as he battled depression, he rented Hoe Farm in Surrey, which he frequented with his wife and three children. One day in June, Churchill noticed his brother's wife, Gwendeline, sketching in watercolors. Churchill borrowed her brush and swiftly found solace in painting, which would be a passion and source of release and renewal for the remaining half century of his long life. Winston's wife Clementine had opposed the idea of her husband's opining in print on the subject, concerned that he might be belittled by professional painters and others. Clementine aside, it may be that Churchill's comparative reticence on the subject was to keep something personal in the great and turbulent sweep of his otherwise tremendously public life. He wrote, "Painting is a friend who makes no undue demands, excites to no exhausting pursuits, keeps faithful pace even with feeble steps, and holds her canvas as a screen between us and the envious eyes of Time or the surly advance of Decrepitude" (Painting as a Pastime, p. 13). Whatever Churchill's reason for penning and ultimately consenting to book publication of Painting as a Pastime complete with images of his paintings, the relatively few words he offered on the subject add something truly personal and different to the great body of his writing. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A242.1.a, Woods/ICS A125(a), Langworth p.288.

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        Poblet revista trimestral

      Real monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet, 1948. SPAGNOLO 0,17 rivista in brossura flessibile in cartoncino, copertina con aloni, visibili fioriture sui tagli, fasc. III USATO

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        Forains.

      Genève, Mermod, [1948].1 vol. in-8 broché de 52-[2] pages, couverture rouge imprimée rempliée. Rares (et pâles) rousseurs. Avec 5 lithographies originales de René Auberjonois. Edition originale, un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin Marais (149). [Bringolf 36].

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        Chasse et gibier de montagne

      - Paris, Durel éditeur 1948. In-4 carré relié demi-basane prune, dos à nerfs, titre doré. Couverture illustrée conservée. 185 pages. Illustrations de Xavier de Poret dans et hors-texte. + planches en fin réunissant 41 figures avec explications en regard. Tirage limité numéroté. Celui-ci sur Alfa. Exemplaire comportant un très bel envoi autographe signé, daté, de Germaien Tillion à Georges Segrette. Parfait état. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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