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        Painting as a Pastime, the first edition, finely bound

      London: Odhams Press Limited, Ernest Benn Limited, 1948. First edition, first printing. Half 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 half morocco, featuring dark red goatskin over marbled paper-covered boards with raised spine bands framed by blind rules, gilt spine decoration and print, contrasting green morocco spine label, silk head and tail bands, and blind rule transitions. The binding is by ?J. Fellowes? whose ticket is pasted at the lower left rear pastedown. Condition is truly fine. We note no wear or flaws to the binding, and the contents are notably clean for the edition, with only a hint of the typical spotting, here almost entirely confined to the top edge of the text block. 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. While the first edition was an attractive enough little book, the coarse, pale green cloth binding proved highly susceptible to soiling and sunning and the thin maroon and white dust jacket incredibly vulnerable to wear. Hence collector-worthy copies are elusive and a finely bound first edition, first printing is an attractive alternative. 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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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell and Co., 1948-54.. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 6 volumes. Octavo. Finely bound in red half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt decoration to spines; matching cloth boards; top edges gilt. With several maps. A handsome set. Some very occasional marks within the text-block, discreet tape repair to half title page of volume five, a fine set. 'This is not history; this is my case.' The author's most famous work, and the books that brought most readers to Churchill.

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        LES ORAISONS AMOUREUSES

      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.

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        Wahn oder Der Teufel in Boston. Ein Stück in drei Akten von Lion Feuchtwanger. Herausgegeben von Ernst Gottlieb und Felix Guggenheim.

      Los Angeles, Privatdruck der Pazifischen Presse, 1948. Einmalige Auflage von zweihundertfünfzig numerierten Exemplaren. 108 (2) Seiten 4°, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halb-Ledereinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. mit Original-Schutzumschlag, dieser berieben und fleckig, das Buch in einem einwandfreien Originalzustand, welches es sehr selten gibt. Eines von zweihundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 188. EA, WG² 56. Sternfeld/Tiedemann 132. Deutsches Exilarchiv 1443. Lion Feuchtwanger (* 7. Juli 1884 in München - + 21. Dezember 1958 in Los Angeles) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller und einer der meistgelesenen deutschsprachigen Autoren des 20. Jahrhunderts. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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

      Nauwelaerts - Vrin,, Louvain - Paris, 1948 - 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. Französisch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        De l'essence de la vérité

      E. Nauwelaerts|& J. Vrin, 1948. - E. Nauwelaerts & J. Vrin, Louvain & Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - Origniale edizione della traduzione in francese per la quale non è stato redatto grandi giornali. autografo firmato di Martin Heidegger. Piccoli graffi sulla schiena in silenzio. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé de Martin Heidegger. Légères éraflures sur le dos muet.

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        Alphabet for Adults (First Edition, inscribed to Bebe and Louis Barron)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Copley Galleries, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. One of 500 copies issued. INSCRIBED by the author and artist on the front endpaper: "For Charlotte [Bebe] and Louis Barron. Cordially, Man Ray, Hollywood, 1949." An exceptional avant-garde association. Around this time the Barrons were beginning to experiment with committing electronic sounds as music to magnetic tape, and were ultimately not only pioneers in that field, but its inventors. One year after the date of this inscription, they would compose their first piece, "Heavenly Menagerie," and they would go on to produce the first electronic film score, for the seminal 1956 science fiction film, "Forbidden Planet" (credited as "tonalities" rather than "music" at the time, due to union rules). The Barrons' earliest compositions were slow and laborious, as their early work preceded the digital age, and involved building circuits and tape splicing to create even the smallest sequences of sound. In the decades that followed, electronic composition has become a worldwide phenomenon in every musical category. A tremendous association between pioneers in two major fields of twentieth century artistic endeavor.

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        The Second World War, full set of six British first editions, finely bound in full morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1948. British first edition, first printing. Full leather. This is a spectacular, full, six-volume set of British first editions of The Second World War bound in full red morocco goatskin by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. The elegant bindings feature hubbed and gilt ruled spines, each bearing the title and author, as well as the individual volume numbers and subtitles. 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 of the bindings is better than near fine ? square, tight, clean, bright, and supple with just a few trivial scuffs. The British first edition, first printing contents are well-suited to the bindings, crisp and bright with none of the spotting endemic to this edition and no previous ownership marks. 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 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." The first volume of Churchill?s history was published in 1948, three years after the war ended. The sixth and final volume was published in 1954, during Churchill?s second and final premiership. 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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        BAUEN + WOHNEN / CONSTRUCTION + HABITATION / BUILDING + HOME. Herausgeber: Adolf Pfau.

      Zurich,, 1948-1957.. In-4, 7 voll., tela. Di questa interessante rivista, ca. 60/70 pp. cad. numero, illustrata da foto in b.n. e a colori, con disegni di progetti e schede tecniche, offriamo una raccolta completa di 10 annate, dal 1948 al 1957, cosi' composta:<br> - 1948 (nn. 3 e 4) - 1949 (5 e 6) - 1950 (7, 8 e 9) - 1951 (10 e 11) - 1952 (bimestrale, 6 nn.) - 1953 (6 nn.) - 1954 (6 nn.) - 1955 (6 nn.) - 1956 (mensile, 12 nn.) - 1957 (12 nn.). Mancano le copertine di tutti i fascicoli.<br> Stampata su carta patinata e colorata di diverso formato, comprende articoli sull'architettura contemporanea internazionale, problemi di tecnologia delle costruzioni, elementi di arredo, decorazioni di interni, in modo particolare dedicati all'architettura svizzera.<br> Esempl. ben conservato.

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        PHILIPS' NEW IMPERIAL ATLAS: WITH A DESCRIPTIVE GAZETTEER-INDEX OF OVER 100,000 NAMES

      London: George Philip & Son, Limited, 1948. A large folio binding, in bound in black half morocco over maroon cloth boards stamped with ornate gold titling; raised bands with gold titling to the spine. With 64 numbered leaves (in actually 81 leaves) of maps, mostly double-pages, with some folding. The Atlas, presenting an accurate survey of the world, and its "imposing size ... makes possible the employment throughout of large scales, [so that] the maps present a considerable amount of topographical detail". Special prominence has been given to the United Kingdom and the scattered territories in the overseas Dominions, and to the countries of Europe "the scene of never-ending political changes". The main features are grouped thusly: 1. Political maps drawn on a large scale; 2. Physical maps of the World, British Isles, the Alps, and a four-sheet map of Central Europe; 3. Maritime maps, physically colored; 4. Polar maps on large scales showing Arctic and Antarctic regions; and 5. A Gazatteer-Index with over 100,000 place names. The maps are "finely engraved on copper plates" and are beautifully colored. The front board has been discreetly reinforced, and binding is quite bright and sturdy. A splendid production, and not common in this edition, with only four holdings located on OCLC, There is a short closed tear to the Preface leaf, and a small repaired snag to the cloth at the front board.

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        Histoires.

      Editions du pré aux clercs 1948. In-8 broché de 248 pages au format 14,5 x 19,3 cm. Deuxième édition de ce recueil augmenté d' Histoires. Belle couverture & maquettes de Pierre Faucheux. Bords & mors avec frottis, sinon bel état de fraicheur. Exemplaire orné d'un bel envoi autographe & d'un dessin original pleine page de l'auteur.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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Victor Sevilla]
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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. 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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        Enciclopedia cattolica.

      Ente per l'Enciclopedia cattolica e per il libro cattolico, Città del Vaticano, 1948. 12 v. di ca. 2000 p. cad. con tavole e carte geografiche f.t. 29 cm tela con titoli oro. Il 12° volume contiene anche l'indice. Prima edizione di questa importante enciclopedia che tratta tutti i campi del sapere e non soltanto quelli legati all'ambito religioso servendosi di un ricco apparato iconografico talvolta a colori costituito da tavole fuori testo e carte geografiche spesso ripiegate. Comitato direttivo: G. Pizzardo P. Paschini A. Albareda P. Barbieri M. Cordovani P. Dezza A. Di Jorio G. Martegani C. Pacelli G. Ricciotti. Dedicata a Pio XII. Altra copia della ristampa invariata del 1959 che riporta tutti i dati editoriali identici alla prima edizione che differisce per un timbretto con indicazione 1959. UsatoBuono Anno pubblicazione: 1948-1954. Buono ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. ...

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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,

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        Old Mr Flood

      Duell, Sloan, and Pearce First edition, 1948. Signed by the author on the front free end-paper. Book near fine, except for slight staining on boards and spine, slight wear at spine ends and corners, slight discoloration on front end-papers. DJ very good, with small piece missing at top of spine, some chipping at corners and tail of spine, small tear (1/2 " long) on top of back, tiny hole on spine, two small tears at top of front, slight staining on back. In specially made slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). F. Hardcover.

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        Liturgies intimes.

      - M. Bruker, Paris [1948]. 4°, 110 pp., 4 leaves printed in two colours and 1 title vignette, 1 text illustration and 25 whole page illustrations in phototype by Louise Hervieux, bound uncut with the orig. wrappers in nice black morocco with five raised ban [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Arte Astratta in Italia

      Torino , SET,, 1948 - 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.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pictorial Review: Vaad Hatzala

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

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        SACRIS ERUDIRI, 44 TOMES (1948-2000)

      1948. Uitgave van de Sint Pietersabdij - Firma Karel Beyaert - N. V. Martinus Nijhoff - Brepols. 1948-2000. In-8.Carré. Broché. Bon état. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable. 44 tomes. Années 1950, 1951, 1959, 1976, 1977, 1981 manquantes. Quelques étiquettes, annotations (codes) et tampons de bibliothèque. Jaarboek voor Godsdienstwetenschappen. A Journal on the Inheritance of Early and Medieval Christianity. Tome I, 1948: Dom M. Van Assche, Divinae vacare lectioni. Mgr C. Callewaert, Saint Léon le Grand et les textes du Léonien. Dom L. Brou, Les chants en langue grecque dans les liturgies latines. Dom E. Dekkers, De datum der 'Peregrinatio Egeriae' en het feest van Ons Heer Hemelvaart. Dom A. Dumon, Grondleggers der Middeleeuwse vroomheid. H. Lippens, o.f.m., henry de Baume coopérateur de S. Colette. recherches sur sa viue et publication de ses Statuts inédits. H.J. Schmidt, s.j., De liturgische taal in de oosterse ritus, etc. C.T. Begg, The Dynastic promise according to Josephus. P. Hamblenne, deux métaphores apponiennes (In cant., III, 1. 92 s. et IX, 1. 110-112). W. Dunphy, An unlisted Profession of Faith (Pseudo-Rufinus, 'De Fide'). G. Partoens & T. Swaenepoel, Pariator, La présence d'un mort rare dans les sermons de saint Augustin. N. Adkin, Apollonius of Tyana in jerome. R. Jacobi, Studien zur lateinischen Fassung des Psalmenkommentars des Theodorus von Mopsuestia. Th. Gärtner, Zum mittelalterlichen Nachleben der Spätantiken Genesisversifikation 'Alethia' des Claudius Marius Victorius. B. Roosen, Athous, Koutloumousiou 39. An interesting case... Introuvable.

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        Declaration of Israel's Independence

      1948 - [BEN-GURION, David]. "The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel." IN: Israel's Provisional Government Official Bulletin No. 1. WITH: Official Bulletins No. 2-3. Tel Aviv: 5 Iyar 5708 [May 14, 1948]-22 Iyar 5708 [May 31, 1948]. Three quarto sheets, folded in half, plus one extra half sheet, each leaf measuring 8 by 13 inches; pp. 14. Housed in a custom chemise and clamshell box. $15,000.First printing of Israel's Declaration of Independence, together with two rare successive issues of the Official Bulletin from the same month.May 14, 1948 was the final day of the British Mandate over Palestine, and as that day approached, various nations angled to determine the future, or lack thereof, of the proposed Jewish state. In an effort to finally bring their dream of a Jewish homeland to fruition, Jewish leaders seized the initiative and began preparations to create a government for a Zionist state. Spearheaded by David Ben-Gurion, leaders "established a 13-member National Administration and a National Council of 37 members, which would, upon the departure of the British Mandatory forces, become the provisional government and legislature of the Jewish State". A committee of five""David Remez, [Felix] Rosenblueth, Moshe Shapira, [Moshe] Shertok, and Aharon Zisling""was appointed to draft the Declaration of Independence. The draft submitted by the committee on May 13 consisted of 22 articles". It was criticized as too long and flowery, and the final wording was entrusted to Ben-Gurion, Rabbi Y. L. Fishman (Maimon), A. Zisling, and M. Shertok. During the same evening Ben-Gurion prepared a final draft, which was approved by his colleagues on the committee." Debate on the final wording the next day, May 14, was fierce, with concerns about whether or not a state language should be named, the extent to which religion should enter into the document, and whether the borders of the nation should be delineated. Ultimately, it was decided that the document contain a brief history of the historical precedents for the foundation of the new nation, a description of the various authorities supporting the land's establishment, the reasons for its establishment, and a clear explanation of the temporary government that would lead it until a permanent structure was formed. The majority approved the document, and Ben-Gurion then "requested that the Declaration be adopted unanimously in a second vote, whatever objections members might have to a particular item or aspect, and this was done" (Encyclopedia Judaica). That same day, at 4:30 pm on Friday, May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion proclaimed Israel's independence, saying: "I shall read you the Foundation Scroll of the State of Israel, which has been approved in first reading by the National Council." His recitation of Israel's Declaration of Independence was broadcast throughout the entirety of the new state of Israel, and the nation, now a fait accompli, was quickly recognized by the United States and the USSR, assuring its acceptance. The National Council then immediately became the Provisional Council of State, with Ben-Gurion at its head, and it published the Declaration as its first official bulletin. That day has been celebrated every year since as Yom ha Azma'ut, Israeli Independence Day. First Israeli government printings of all three bulletins. The Declaration's equivalent in U.S. history would be the John Dunlap broadside of the Declaration of Independence. Declaration with names of the 37 members of the Temporary Government, headed by David Ben-Gurion, listed on page 2, rear page blank except for printer's name. Text in Hebrew. Double hole-punch along right margins.A bit of usual toning, signatures divided or partially divided into leaves. Near-fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les retrievers et leurs dressage, illustration de O'Klein et Jean Herblet

      Librairie des Champs-Elysées 1948 - 65, (tables). In 4 broché, le texte est "enrichi de six planches en couleurs dont 3 sont reproduites en lithotypie et 3 en héliogravure rehaussées de pochoir", et de nombreux croquis satiriques in texte, exemplaire de collaborateur auquel sont joint douze dessins originaux (à l'encre de chine) signées. Très bel ouvrage enrichis de malicieuses compositions de O'Klein que sauront apprécier les propriétaires et amateurs de chiens de race. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        Wahn oder Der Teufel in Boston. Ein Stück in drei Akten von Lion Feuchtwanger. Herausgegeben von Ernst Gottlieb und Felix Guggenheim.

      Los Angeles, Privatdruck der Pazifischen Presse, 1948 - 108 (2) Seiten mit Original-Schutzumschlag, dieser berieben und fleckig, das Buch in einem einwandfreien Originalzustand, welches es sehr selten gibt. Eines von zweihundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 188. EA, WG 56. Sternfeld/Tiedemann 132. Deutsches Exilarchiv 1443. Lion Feuchtwanger (* 7. Juli 1884 in München - + 21. Dezember 1958 in Los Angeles) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller und einer der meistgelesenen deutschsprachigen Autoren des 20. Jahrhunderts. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 4°, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halb-Ledereinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Einmalige Auflage von zweihundertfünfzig numerierten Exemplaren. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Handbook of the Territories Which Form the Theatre of Operations of the Iraq Petroleum Company Limited and Its Associated Companies

      Compiled at the Companies' Head Office, London - 1948, 1st Edition. () Very good. viii, 152pp. Octavo. Bound in the original light grey cloth with red insignia stamped to the front board and red lettering to the spine. Twenty-seven B / W plates from photographs, six maps and one genealogical chart. Boards slightly bowed; some wear to spine. Previous owner's name on ffep and both pastedowns, as well as a gift inscription from "B. Lermitte, I.P.C., 1950". Overall, a clean and bright copy. A scarce book, that was given as a gift from a very prominent British player in the oil industry in the Middle East--Basil Lermitte. Contains maps and plenty of fascinating photographs from the time. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Economics: An Introductory Analysis

      New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1948. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. xx, 622 pp. Original green cloth with strong navy blue and gilt stamping. Near Fine, lacking jacket. Cloth rubbed along edges, spine a bit scuffed.The Nobel laureate economist's second work, which is still the standard economics textbook many editions later.

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        La terre et les rêveries du repos

      1948. José Corti, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - José Corti, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - Edizione originale sulla carta corrente. autografo prezioso firmato da Gaston Bachelard: ". A Raymond Queneau con i miei desideri di una felicità jonastique" Torna insolated con due piccole, tracce evidenti di umidità a piedi. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Gaston Bachelard : "A Raymond Queneau avec mes souhaits d'un jonastique bonheur." Dos insolé comportant deux petites et claires traces de mouillure en pied.

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        CINEMA NUOVA SERIE, quindicinale di divulgazione cinematografica 1948 - 1954 a cui si aggiunge CINEMA TERZA SERIE 1954-1956 che conclude la serie completa di TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Milano, Vitagliano, 1948

      1948. 23 x 31, pp. 30 circa per ogni fascicolo. Su ogni copertina incombono le foto di tanti attori ed attrici. Periodico di cinema e spettacolo diretto da Adriano Baracco e poi con Red. Capo Guido Aristarco, con tanti articoli, foto di attrici ed attori e scene di film. sia italiani che stranieri. Particolarmente utili gli indici riassuntivi alla fine di ogni annata, divisi anche per argomenti. Tra gli importanti collaboratori Glauco Viazzi, Chiarini, Mario Verdone, Lo Duca, Aristarco, P. Uccello, De Sanctis, Gromo, Ragghianti, E. Biagi, Auriol, A. Zorzi, Brun, Segre, R. Leydi, G. Gerosa, C. Castello, L. Malerba, Blasetti, Fenin, Carlo Ponti, U. Saba, A. Lattuada, e tanti altri. Il dettaglio è cosi' composto ANNO PRIMO 1948 - fasc. 01-05 ANNO SECONDO 1949 - fasc. 06-29 ANNOTERZO 1950 - fasc. 30-53 ANNO QUARTO 1951 - fasc. 54-77 ANNO QUINTO 1952 - fasc. 78--100 ANNO SESTO 1953 - fasc. 101-123 ANNO SETTIMO 1954 - fasc. 124- 134 del 31 maggio poi inizia la TERZA SERIE direttore SIRIOSTO, con altri validi collaboratori trai quali CHIARINI, GROMO, MORANDINI, TULLIO KEZICH, BERTIERI, PURIFICATO, ANTONIONI, BASSANI, CECCHI D'AMICO, eccetera... dal numero 135 del 10 giugno 1954 al numero 169 del 1 luglio 1956 che conclude anche quest'altra collezione e periodo. L'insieme viene offerto a

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        Jacques Villon ou l'art glorieux

      Paris , LOUIS CARRÉ, 1948 - Il construit un tableau, un épi, une rose, un visage, un sein nu. Con 7 tavole litografiche a colori, anche a doppia pagina (cm 18x38 - 21x16). Illustrazione in nero. 4to. pp. 66. . Molto buono (Very Good). Custodia e camicia con fioriture e bruniture (Lightly soiled slip-case). Prima edizione di 1800 es. numerati. . Brossura, velina, custodia (wrappers, glassine dust jacket, slip-case) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Adieu aux armes [Farewell to Arms]

      1948 - HEMINGWAY, Ernest. L'Adieu aux armes [Farewell to Arms]. Paris: Gallimard, 1948. Small octavo (4-3/4 by 6-3/4 inches), original maroon paper boards, original dust jacket. $6000.Early French edition, presentation/association copy inscribed on the half title by Hemingway to Professor Fraser Drew in reference to Drew's 1955 visit with Hemingway and a day spent discussing literature, "For Frazer [sic] Drew, hoping he has a good trip home, Ernest Hemingway." From Hemingway's own library.As a young teacher Drew wrote a letter to which Hemingway responded with uncharacteristic kindness, signing a number of Drew's books. Hemingway then invited Drew to visit, and on April 8, 1955, one year after Hemingway won the Nobel Prize, they spent a long afternoon discussing literature, later recounted by Drew in his article "Unedited Notes on a Visit to Finca Vigia" (in Bruccoli, Conversations With Ernest Hemingway, 89-98). At the end of Drew's visit Hemingway said "Let's go up to the house and sign those books of yours." Hemingway inscribed all the books Drew had brought with him and presented him with many others from his own collection. Hemingway's inscription in this early French edition of A Farewell to Arms makes particular reference to Drew's imminent departure at the end of his visit with Hemingway. This work is "probably [Hemingway's] best". After it one could no more imitate that musical crystal-clear style; blown like glass from the white-heat of violence" (Connally 60). "A Farewell to Arms was the novel that placed Hemingway, early, among the American masters". the consummate masterpiece, among Hemingway's novels" (Mellow, 377-79). Preceded by the American edition, first issued in 1929, and the 1932 French edition. See Hanneman 8-A; D-70. From the library of Fraser Drew with his bookplate.A fine inscribed presentation copy with an especially memorable association. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        PAGES MAROCAINES

      Casablanca: Editions De La Galerie Derche 1948 - (1948). Thick Quarto. 188pp. plus Table des Matieres and Table des Hors-Texte. Limited edition of 500, this copy #391 of 450 copies on chiffon des Papeteries de la Couronne. Unbound portfolio housed in woven grass cover with slipcase of same woven material. Illustrated with 40 watercolors by Louis Riou reproduced in pochoir. A beautiful production. Interior cover is toned and there is light foxing throughout. Folding cover is nice with light fraying to a couple corners. Slipcase is frayed at edges and seams. Still a very good copy of a fragile and unusual book.

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        Westward Ha! Or, around the World in Eighty Clichés. Drawings by Hirschfeld.

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1948 - Octavo. Original yellow cloth, pink title panel to spine, illustration to front cover, top edge green. With the pictorial dust jacket. An excellent copy in a rubbed and chipped jacket. Illustrated throughout. First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the front free enpaper by Perelman, "For John McFadden with cordial best wishes, S. J. Perelman, 26 March 1966". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        EL TUNEL - 1948 - 1st ed.

      - Buenos Aires, Editorial Sur, 1948, 185 pp. Primera novela del autor. Rústica original [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        CINEMA. Quindicinale di divulgazione cinematografica.

      Gloriosa/Vitagliano, 1948-1956. In-4, 14 volumi, similpelle, titolo oro al dorso, circa 30 pp. ogni fascicolo, con numerose foto di attori, scene di film, etc., in bianco e nero e a colori. Nota rivista di cinema e spettacolo. Vi collaborarono: Alvaro, Antonioni, Blasetti, De Benedetti, Marchi, Praz, Zavattini, Prezzolini, Ungaretti, Saba, Carlo Ponti, Frank Capra, ecc. Offriamo una raccolta così composta: Nuova Serie: dal n. 1 (Anno I, 25 ottobre 1948) al n. 134 (Anno VII, 31 maggio 1954). Terza Serie: dal n. 135 (Anno VII, 10 giugno 1954) al n. 169 (Anno IX, 1 luglio 1956). Tutto il pubblicato in questo formato. In ottimo stato (nice copy).

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        Portrait photograph of Ruth Ann Koesun in Anthony Tudor's ballet, SHADOW OF THE WIND

      New York, 1948. Half length frontal portrait of the ballerina in costume. Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 24.2 cm x 17.5 cm. (approximately 9-1/2 x 7 inches). Atelier stamp on rear, and docketed in nk wth the subject of the photograph, date, and the number of the print/negative ("vii ee 0"). Half length frontal portrait of the ballerina in costume. Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 24.2 cm x 17.5 cm. (approximately 9-1/2 x 7 inches). A very scarce image of Koesun, one of the stars of the American Ballet Theater in the 40s and 50s. There are no images of Koesun in the Van Vechten collection of the Library of Congress. Inscribed to Mauriber. Provenance: The estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant and executor of Van Vechten's photography estate and the compiler of PORTRAITS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CARL VAN VECHTEN (1978)

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        Géographie animale. Dix-hui lithographies originales avec textes inédits.

      Lausanne, André Gonin, 1948. - Gr. in-4°, non paginé, Edition originale limitée à 280 exemplaires (+ 35 exemplaires hors commerce réservés aux collaborateurs), tous signés par l'artiste et l'éditeur à la justification. Celui-ci est un des 245 exemplaires du "tirage courant". Illustré de 18 lithographies originales en couleurs de Jean Lurçat tirées dans les ateliers des Arts graphiques J.-E. Wolfensberg. Les pierres ont été poncées après le tirage. Exemplaire en parfaite condition. en feuilles, sous couverture imprimée rempliée, chemise et étui. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Of Flight and Life

      Inscribed first edition. 1948 stated on title and copyright page with Scribner's A. Inscribed on the half-title page. Book very good, some white spots. Dust jacket very good, with some wear and water stains on inside jacket. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity.

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        Bourlinguer

      Denoel, Paris 1948 - EDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 500 exemplaires réimposés numérotés sur vergé chiffon d'Annonay. ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé de Cendrars, sur le faux titre. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        GEORGE WASHINGTON [7 Volumes; Signed Set]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine binding. Signed by Author. A very nice First Edition set of the definitive Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Washington, inscribed by Douglas Freeman to the popular and prolific novelist Frances Parkinson Keyes "with the homage and affection of her long-time friend". The first six volumes have their slipcases; Volume 7 was issued with a dustjacket but no slipcase; the jacket is not present. Near Fine binding.

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        The Equilibriad

      The Hogarth Press, 1948-01-01. Hardcover. Like New. Octavo. No. 40 of 750. Signed by William Sansom on limitation page. Original quarter brown cloth over marbled boards, 5 plates by Lucian Freud. Light rubbing, endpapers lightly tanned. Clean, crisp and sound. A near fine copy of Sansom's early novella.

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