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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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        NAKED AND THE DEAD

      New York: Rinehart and Co, 1948. First edition, first issue with Rinehart logo on copyright page, jacket without the Rinehart quote. 8vo, original black cloth printed in white on the spine, printed dustjacket with Mailer’s photograph on the rear panel. (8), 721 pp. Internally a very good and well preserved copy with only minor mellowing and some dusting to the page edges. The cloth good only with the spine panel loose from the front board but still whole and attached to the back, some wear to the board edges and corners, dustjacket in good order with very little wear or aging. NORMAN MAILER’S FIRST BOOK AND ARGUABLY STILL ONE OF HIS BEST. Long considered one of the best novels to come out of World War II, and the best to come out of America. It caused a sensation on its initial publication; critics compared the 25-year-old author to Tolstoy and catapulted him to instant literary celebrity. Mailer uses extensive flashbacks and brutally frank battle scenes to tell the story of General Cummings’ invasion of a Japanese-held island in the South Pacific. Believing that “the morality of the future is a power morality,” Cummings runs into opposition from Lieutenant Hearn, who refuses to fit into the general’s “fear ladder.”

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        The Naked and the Dead

      Rinehart and Company, Inc., 1948 Very good in a very god dust jacket. SIGNED by the author on a tipped-in page. First Edition with Rinehart seal present. Original price of $4.00 printed on the front flap of the dust jacket. Slight foxing to page edges; very minor rubbing to spine ends. Dust jacket has moderate chipping to the corners and spine ends. Flap hinges are also pitted with small holes. Slight soiling. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Robinson

      - Gallimard, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - Originale, uno degli otto esemplari numerati su Holland Publishing, testa di stampa. Esemplare bello e raro. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 8 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Bel et rare exemplaire.

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        26 rare offprints by Lord Rothschild and others including Vapour Pressure Changes in the Frog's Egg at Fertilization

      various, 1948-1963. PAMPHLET. All from the collection of Robert H. Foote Cornell researcher in Artificial Insemination. All have his stamp of ownership and a few have his highlighting, marginalia. One has a few pages of notes in Foote's hand. * Very good. First separate edition. Offprint. Original wrappers. Lord Rothschild was a friend of the so called Cambridge Spy Ring who included Guy Burgess, Anthony Blunt and Kim Philby. A list of titles is available. Biology. * . Very Good.

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        BLAZING GUNS ON THE CHISHOLM TRAIL

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

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        Paul Jouve

      le livre de Plantin, Paris 1948 - Charles TERRASSE, Paul Jouve, Les Éditions du livre de Plantin, Paris, 1948, album broché , dans son étui et chemise d'origine illustrée ,contenant l'état terminé dans le texte de toutes les gravures et une suite des lithographies, tirage à 490 exemplaires sur papier velin de Rives, justificatif n° 311. Edition originale et premier tirage.parfait état, quelques usures sur l'étui. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pinocchio ridotto in versi da Grisostomo, illustrato da Sto

      Istituto Geografico De Agostini, 1948. Trasposizione in versi, in 36 canti e un commiato, delle Avventure di Pinocchio. Sotto lo pseudonimo di Grisostomo si cela il bibliofilo Marino Parenti. Il testo è splendidamente illustrato da Sergio Tofano (Sto) con numerosissime illustrazioni monocolori nel testo e da 36 tavole f.t. a colori a introduzione di ogni canto. In ottavo

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        Memoirs Of An Aesthete (Inscribed And Signed By The Author To Irving Stone)

      A First UK printing published by Methuen in 1948. The BOOK is in VERY GOOD+ condition with the board edges being lightly faded.Mild pushing to the spine ends and with the corners lightly bumped.A little rubbing to the spine folds.Text block has some mild age related dustiness and toning.A few pages have mild creasing and a small nick to the outer edge which appears to be a production fault.The WRAPPER is complete and in VERY GOOD+ condition.Moderate edge wear with chipping at the head and tail of the spine and along edges.Some closed tears.Wrapper a little soiled and toned in places but still remains very attractive in the removable Brodart archival protector. Scarce to find this fragile paper wrapper in such condition.The book has been INSCRIBED, SIGNED and DATED by the author on the first free end paper: 'To Irving and Jean Stone, with admiration and all best wishes for a new interpretation of Michelangelo, from Harold Acton, Florence, March 1. 1957.' Irving Stone was the author of "The Agony And The Ecstasy', a biographical novel of Michelangelo which was adapted into a major movie starring Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison.The film was nominated for five Academy Awards.This book was dedicated to Stone by Acton whilst the former was in Florence researching for his book on Michelangelo.Harold Acton was a British writer, scholar and dilettante.Hw was noted by Evelyn Waugh for having inspired, in part, the character of Anthony Blanche in 'Brideshead Revisited'.The author's key title and extremely scarce to find SIGNED and with such attributes.

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        Collection of Autograph Letters from Robbins to Kirstein

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Group of autograph letters from the great dancer/choreographer, Jerome Robbins to Lincoln Kirstein, the American writer, impresario, art connoisseur, and cultural figure in New York City who, with George Balanchine, founded the New York City Ballet (first known as the "Ballet Society") in 1948. Two postcards, three notecards on his stationery, a typed letter signed, and a photocopy of a magazine article with an autograph annotation at the head, various dates, all addressed to Lincoln Kirstein and signed "Jerry." An interesting record of the friendship between these two important cultural figures during the later years of both their lives. In fine condition overall.<br>A postcard from Vienna (n.d.) sends Kirstein the cheery message: "lots of Kultur, lots of Schlag, lots of deutsch, lots of love - Jerry." On another postcard with a drawing of a dancer by Toulouse-Lautrec, Robbins writes: "By the looks of this, it was never easy! [...] Thank you Lincoln for your last letter. As always you fire me up, and your enthusiasms for the Copeland [sic] give me a lot of steam. It also helped me get out of a terrible funk I'd been in since early June. It will be good to see you soon..." With the note, "Lincoln - maybe we're on the wrong track!", Robbins sends Kirstein a photocopy of an article on a modern Nutcracker, titled "Revolutionary Tidings" (December 18, 1987). A postcard from Paris (postmarked November 14, 1989) mentions that Robbins has read a piece on Kirstein by [John] Russell, and continues: "The 'organization' of the Opera has done a complete swing around since last week, turning from total obstruction to fawning attention: don't know if it's because of my leaving our company, [or] my blasting them in the press -- probably neither -- they just want another ballet."<br>A later typed letter (2 pp., December 28, 1994, with original envelope) thanks Kirstein for the gift of his book on Pavel Tchelitchev and describes his enjoyment of reading about the 1928 ballet Ode, whose scenery was designed by Tchelitchev: "I burrowed right in. It has been a long held fixation of mine, to delve into it and to try to fathom out, among other things, what that lineof diminishing dolls suspended over the heads of the dancers meant..." Two final notes on Robbins' letterhead notecards (May 9, 1995, and September 14, 1995, with original envelopes) send best wishes to Kirstein near the end of his life, and mentions his West Side Story Suite ballet ("W. S. S. S."): "If you don't want to come to the opening, I'll arrange a showing for you."<br><br>

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        AIR FRANCE ANTILLES - AMERIQUE CENTRALE

      Date : 1948 Dimensions : 66x100cm Imp : Perceval, Paris Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en très bon état.

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        Typed Letter Signed to Speaker of the House Joseph Martin and "an open letter to Premier Stalin"

      Henry A. Wallace, New York 1948 - Typed Letter SIGNED on his personal stationery, dated May 17, 1948 - "Dear Mr. Martin, I am taking the liberty of sending you a copy of an open letter which I have addressed to Premier Stalin, outlining the basic principles and practical steps which I believe make possible a general settlement of outstanding differences between ourselves and the Russians by conference and peaceful negotiation." The next 2 paragraphs speak of Wallace's hopes for an end to the Cold War following the recent exchange between Ambassador Smith and Foreign Minister Molotov, and the tragedy that would result if the Administration rejects the Russians offer to negotiate. He finishes - " I am therefore addressing you and other members of Congress to ask that you urge the President to act in good faith upon Ambassador Smith's statement that "the door is always wide open" to Soviet-American discussions by accepting the Molotov proposal for a conference to settle outstanding differences. Only if that proposal is accepted, and our representatives sit down with the Russians to arrive at a peaceful understanding, can America regain the moral leadership in world affairs that alone can make peace possible. Sincerely yours, Henry A. Wallace Enclosure". Enclosed is the original 11" x 17" open letter, 3 folds, Near Fine, tiny corner crease. The typed letter also Near Fine, paper clip indent top edge. Henry A. Wallace was the 33rd Vice President of the United States (1941-45), the Secretary of Agriculture (1933-40), and the Secretary of Commerce (1945-46). He ran for President in 1948 as the Progressive Party candidate, finishing 4th behind Harry S. Truman, Thomas E. Dewey, and Strom Thurmond. Joseph W. Martin, Jr.(R) Mass. was Speaker of the House in 1948. By 1948 Wallace, who had been replaced by Truman as Roosevelt's Vice-President, had come to believe that the Cold War was Truman's fault. His open letter to Stalin was met with approval from the Russians, but his belief that communists and non-communists could work together, and his acceptance of Communist Party help in organizing his Progressive Party bid, at the height of the House Un-American Activities Committee, doomed his candidacy. An outstanding Cold War letter and archive of American history. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier Signed photograph, Perth WA, during Old Vic Tour to Australia.

      1948.. Very good condition. Signed professional real life photograph of the recently married Sir Laurence Olivier and Lady Olivier in Australia, during festivities to promote the Old Vic Theatre Company tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1948. In 1948 Olivier had also directed and starred in the film adaptation of Hamlet, which was the first British film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. In this spontaneous image, Leigh looks happily surprised and Olivier smiles in relaxed fashion. With Lady Olivier at the left, wearing white hat and gloves, with her full signature on her white glove, an unidentified Australian man with returned soldier league pin on his wide lapel at the middle, and Sir Olivier at the right. His signature "L. Olivier" across his suit. The Old Vic company presented three plays, "School for Scandal", "Richard III" and "Skin of our Teeth"; in the following year Leigh would star in 'A Street Car Named Desire". 8 x 6"

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        Le grand vestiaire

      - Gallimard, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 10 copie Hors commerce numerato alfa e riservato all'autore, solo 28 grandi carte con filo puro. copia rara e piacevole. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 10 exemplaires hors commerce numérotés sur alfa et réservés à l'auteur, seuls grands papiers avec 28 pur fil. Rare et agréable exemplaire.

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        David Golder

      Lyon, Cercle Lyonnais du Livre, achevé d'imprimer à Paris le 10 mars 1948 sur les presses de Fequet et Baudier, typographes, et par Georges Leblanc, imprimeur en taille douce. Au format 25 x 32, 196 pages, en feuilles, sur vélin du Marais. Avec 39 Cuivres originaux de Jean Auscher. Tirage à 160 exemplaires numérotés et nominatifs - dont 30 avec une suite des planches avec rehauts de couleurs. Notre exemplaire est accompagné d'une suite, et comprend le menu du "Banquet "David Golder"" du 30 avril 1948, chez Foillard, rue Stella à Lyon - accompagné d'une gravure qui représente les protagonistes qui consultent l'ouvrage d'Irène Nemirovsky (voir photo).

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        Héraclite - Fragments.

      Gravures originales d'Yves Doaré. Texte établi, traduit et commenté par Marcel Conche. "Héraclite d'Éphèse" extrait de "Histoire de la philosophie" Tome I par Émile Brébier (1948).10 eaux-fortes, dont un frontispice, 2 à pleine page et 7 dans le texte (dont 3 sur double page). Complet & Contrôlé. Édition tirée à 140 exemplaires sur Vélin BFK Rives, tous signés par l'artiste. Celui-ci (N°17) nominatif.Les Bibliophiles de l'Automobile Club de France - 1994. Joint 3 menus illustrés, du Diner du mercredi 15 novembre 1989.Pages volantes sous couverture rempliée estampée. Serpentes. Coffret étui de l'éditeur carton toilé brique avec titre au dos. Parfait état. Format in-4°(33x26).

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        Jankel Adler.

      1948 - Illustrations. First edition. 4to., cloth, pictorial dust jacket. London, Nicholson and Watson. A presentation copy, inscribed in brown crayon on the front free endpaper 'To my friends the Aukins with much love Jankel' above a fine full page self portrait in the same brown crayon. Adler was born in 1895 in Poland, and moved to Germany in 1914, leaving in 1932 after contributing to an appeal against Nazi policies. As a Jew he was in danger of his life, so exiled himself first to Paris, then in 1939 to Scotland. He featured in the notorious 'Entartete Kunst' exhibition in Munich in 1937. The Aukins were David and Liane, whose father Charles was the administrator of the Jankel Adler estate. Dust jacket grubby, some small tears on the top margins with some loss, nicked along the lower edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Long Fourth and Other Stories

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company. (1948). First. First edition. Fine in an about fine dustwrapper with some fading to the spine, although much less than usual. Although not otherwise marked, this is the author's own copy of his first book, from the home library of Peter Taylor and his wife, the National Book Award-nominated poet Eleanor Ross Taylor. .

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        The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders

      Inscribed by Fleming to his (future) wife, Ann: "A. p.27 / "Thou foolish child, thou art always crying". I.". The book is of course famously risqué and the accompanying illustrations are appropriate to the content. An intriguing combination of book and inscription, given that at the time Ann and Fleming were involved in a passionate adulterous love affair. One presumes it must pre-date the tragic death of their daughter at birth, as Ann later said that it was Fleming's kindness at the time that led her to truly fall in love with him, and this would not seem the most obvious gift in such circumstances, but there again the quote might suggest otherwise. Ann divorced Lord Rothermere in October 1951 and married Ian on March 24th 1952, Fleming finished writing Casino Royale six days beforehand on March 18th, utilising the pre-wedding nerves as a spur to creativity. The book is firmly and squarely bound, with bumping to the corners and spine ends and staining from water damage to the front and rear boards. The text block is slightly toned, dusty and stained, but free from foxing. The dust jacket is the original, it is price clipped, with minor loss at the spine ends, a few nicks and closed tears to the edges, slight staining and a little rubbing at the folds.An attractive, well produced book, with a fascinating inscription from Fleming, which marks a significant period in his life, without which Casino Royale may never have come to fruition.

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         Que ma joie demeure. Texte revu par l'auteur, mis en pages et illustré de pointes-sèches (43) par Pierre Viénot.

      P, Calliope 1948, fort... et lourd (5,1 kg) in-4 (33,1 x 26,2 x 7,7 cm) en feuilles, non paginé (516 p.), sous couverture blanche imprimée, rempliée; chemise + étui (34,6 x 26,8 x 9,5 cm) recouverts de suédine marron; dos de la chemise titré, doré, à la japonaise. Tirage unique à 110 exemplaires, tous sur papier de Rives filigrané BFK, nominatifs et numérotés. Les 43 pointes-sèches sont pratiquement toutes à pleines pages. L'on peut lire au collophon : "Jean Giono a apporté toute son aide morale à l'illustration réalisée par Pierre Viénot qui a travaillé pendant deux ans en liaison étroite avec lui." Rien trouvé sur Pierre Viénot (1911-1988) référencé à la BNF comme graveur, celle-ci ne donne, pour ce livre, que 40 pointes-sèches (ici 43). 2015 - 120 ème anniversaire de la naissance de Jean Giono et 80 ème de celui du "Premier Contadour" - à cette occasion, mise en ligne d'un site www.contadour.com : présentation et rapide historique, bibliographie et photos des parutions; également une liste d'ouvrages à la vente des Cahiers du Contadour, des tirés à part (dont Moby Dick), des ouvrages sur le Contadour - une autre liste sur les ouvrages pacifistes de Jean Giono et les livres écrits pendant le Contadour - d'autres sur la transhumance...................... De plus une mise à jour, avec des ajouts, de notre liste d'éditions originales ou/et dédicacées et/ou illustrées de Jean GIONO sur notre site internet, non officiel depuis 2000, www.giono.com - où vous trouverez : bibliographie des éditions originales et/ou illustrées (livre en mains), des photographies, dossiers, etc... à télécharger................... Franco de port pour la France métropolitaine, en recommandé, avec assurance.................. NOUVEAU : CATALOGUE de 250 ILLUSTRÉS MODERNES visibles sur notre site www.sisyphe.com

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        Typed letter signed (with initials). N. p., 29. XI. 1948.

      1948. Large 4to. 1½ pp. on 2 pp. To Stalin about the current tax revenue by the agricultural tax: "[...] Ukazom Prezidiuma Verkhovnogo Soveta Soyuza SSR ot 13 iyunya 1948 goda byli vneseny izmeneniya v otdelnye stati zakona o selskokhozyaystvennom naloge. V rezultate proizvedennogo oblozheniya, summa selskokhozyaystvennogo naloga na Ukraine vyrosla protiv proshlogo goda na 641 mln. rubley i sostavlyaet v tekushchem godu 2101 mln. rubley. Vnesenie izmeneniy v otdelnye stati zakona o selskokhozyaystvennom naloge partiynye i sovetskie organy Ukrainy vosprinyali kak ukazanie na neobkhodimost udelit bolshe vnimaniya delu mobililzatsii sredstv naseleniya i uluchshit organizatsiyu uplaty naloga. Vpervye selskokhozyaystvennyy nolog dosrochno vypolnyaetsya v razmere godovogo zadaniya v tselom po oblastyam i respublike. Na Vashe imya uzhe postupili raporty o dosrochnom vnesenii selkhoznaloga v razmere godovogo zadaniya ot Voroshilovgradskoy, Stalinskoy, Izamailskoy, Chernovitskoy i Zakarpatskoy oblastey, a ryad oblastey zakanchivayut vypolnenie godovogo zadaniya v blizhayshie dni. V tselom po Ukraine godovoe zadanie na 28 noyabrya vypolneno na 87,4 %. Prosim Vashego razresheniya na opublikovanie v presse raportov oblastey na Vashe imya o vypolnenii imi selkhozyaystvennogo naloga [...]". - Left margin with punched holes (small defects).

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        Le Roi pêcheur.

      José Corti 1948. In-12 broché. Couverture décorée. Infimes manques aux bords des plats & en haut du dos. Papier bruni. Bel état général. Rare & très fragile édition originale. Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe 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.

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        Handbook of the territories which form the theatre of operations of the Iraq Petroleum Company Limited and its associated companies. London, Iraq Petroleum Company, 1948.

      1948. 8vo. VIII, 152 pp. With a frontispiece (portrait of King Faisal I of Iraq), 27 plates, and 1 folding map. Publisher's original cloth. First edition, second issue (reprinted February, 1949) of this overview of the Middle Eastern regions emerging as the great oil exporting countries of the century: Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Bahrain, the then Trucial Coast (now the UAE) and Qatar, including the "Hinterland Tribes", Oman, and Kuwait, as well as Iraq and the Levant. Providing details of the companies, the local geography, climate, culture, and political history, this forms an invaluable compendium on the region and ruling personalities as they presented themselves in the immediate postwar years: "The Trucial Rulers acknowledge the paramount position of H.M.G., represented by the Political Resident, but no restrictions are placed upon their independence provided that they adhere to the various Conventions which they have signed [...] Each of the Rulers [...] is thus in direct treaty relations with the British Government [...] A representative of the Political Resident is now stationed at Sharjah. Up to the middle of the nineteenth century the Jawasim power, with its headquarters at Sharjah and Ras al Khaimah, was paramount along the coast, with the Sharjah Shaijh as the principal ruler. This is no longer the case; the seven States recognised by H.M.G. as independent are now equal in status. The Peninsula of Qatar is historically distinct from the Trucial Coast but its Shaikh, early in the present century, entered into agreements with H.M.G. similar to theose of the Trucial rulers [...]. The Shaikhdom of Qatar covers the Peninsula of that name [...] Dohah is the Shaikh's capital and the only considerable village. The north-western end of the peninsula is claimed by the Al Khalifah as the homeland of the present Bahrain dynasty, and bad relations arising from this have frequently brought the two Shaikhs to the verge of war. Otherwise, the Qatar people have few outside contacts. The present ruler, Shaikh 'Abdullah bin Jasim al Thani, is very old and was much influenced by his son and heir Hamad, who died in 1948 [...] The Shaikhdom of Abu Dhabi is in size of territory by far the largest of the Trucial Coast [...] The ruler, Shaikh Shakhbut bin Sultan of the Al Bu Falah, is a quiet, nervous personality. He has three brothers, Hazza', Khalid and Za'id, of whom the last named is probably the outstanding and most influential person in the whole of Trucial Oman [...] The village of Abu Dhabi is situated on a barren island off the coast and is not visited by steamers [...] The bulk of the inhabitants of Dubai territory belong to the tribe of Al Bu Falasah, a branch of the Bani Yas. The Shaikh's authority of largely confined to the coast. Dubai creek has been used as a landing-place for flying boats [...]". Profusely illustrated, including "Early Days in Qatar", aerial photographs of Qatar as well as of Manamah in Bahrain, "Pearl Divers Opening Their Shells", etc. - The Iraq Petroleum Company (IPC) had virtual monopoly on all oil exploration and production in Iraq from 1925 to 1961. It was involved in other parts of the Middle East, and played a major role in the discovery and development of oil resources in the region. IPC operations were taken over by the Iraq National Oil Company after they were nationalised by the Ba'athist government in June 1972. - A good copy. OCLC 5464854. Not in Macro.

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        Le Sang d'un poète

      Editions du Rocher Broché 1948 In-8 broché, 106 p., publication richement accompagnée de photographies de Sacha Masour, proposant la mise en livre du "poème cinématographique" qu'est Le Sang d'un poète, belle typographie et impression en deux couelurs (noir et rouge), E.O., un des 2800 ex. numérotés sur Vélin Hélio, le nôtre porte un envoi et un dessin original à la plume de Jean Cocteau ; excellent état. Nos envois des ouvrages de moins de 60 Euros se font par colissimo (tarif de La Poste), et en colissimo Recommandes au-dela sauf avis contraire de votre part.

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        Douglas W. Ashby Collection of 12 diaries, 1926-9, 1931, 1945-8. Totaling 2,326 diary pages in all as well as 24 hand-drawn maps and other pen-and-ink vignettes. Plus 3 Ashby related books

      1948. . The author, Douglas W. Ashby, was born in 1898 in Leicester, England. His father died when he was 6. His grandfather had a shoe and boot factory. In the First World War, Ashby served as a clerk in the Army Service Corps at Darby. He was demobbed in June 1918. He remained a pacifist the remainder of his life and was the first secretary of the Peace Pledge Union in Leicester. He worked as a bank clerk. He married Mildred on 17 September 1928, and they apparently had one child named Gillian. He translated Sasha (1920) and Loves Anvil: A Romance of Northern Russia (1921) and wrote several books, including The Harp of the Hills, Poems (1923), Things Seen in Switzerland in Summer (1928), and Friar Lane (1951). Ashby was a serious traveller and quote about his experiences in many one-of-a-kind lucid, informative and entertaining diaries. Ashby's greatly detailed hand-written diary journals describe his travels in Europe, Scotland, and England with his wife and other family members. Lots of serious walking with the topography insightfully and beautifully described including interactions with the locals. Fascinating and informative travel reading. Ashby's 12 Diaries include: (1) Journal of a Holiday among the Grampian Mountains. Ballachulish, Ballachulish House, Kirkintilloch, Coxdale House. 21 May - 5 June 1926. 142 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, Lochaber & Appin and South Western Highlands. 18 × 12 cm. Brown gold flexible cloth, marbled edges. The holiday is split between two locations: Ballachulish House in Bailechaolais and Coxdale House in Kirkintilloch. Locations written at the top of each page. The journal begins as follows: "The last three weeks of alternate hope and fear caused by the industrial upheaval of the General Strike being fortunately over, Mildred & I left Leicester at 10 p.m. from the L.M.S. Station in a raging thunderstorm. Mrs. Collings & Aunti Clara having already departed to Mochdre in North Wales." (2) Journal of a Holiday in the Grampian Mountains. Bailechaolais, Ballachulish House, Kirkintilloch, Coxdale House. 21 May-5 June 1926. 180 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, Lochaber & Appin and South Western Highlands. 20.5 × 13 cm. Brown gold flexible cloth, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The text is very similar to (2) but differs slightly. The journal begins as follows: "For the last three weeks we have been laboring under a bewildering alternation of hope and fear, owing to the upheaval caused by the General Strike. But, at last¸ during the present week our suspense ended, and the strike has been, if not settled, at least abandoned; and three days ago it became certain that we should be able to fulfil our plan of leaving Scotland to night, after all." (3) Journal of a Holiday among the Vierwaldstätter Alps with a Week End Walking Tour over the Brünig. Brunnen, Hotel Mythestein, Lungern, Gasthaus zum Schynberg. 3-13 June 1927. 170 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, Our Route (map from Leicester across the Channel into France and Switzerland) and Vierwaldstätter Alpen & Brünig Pass. 18 × 12 cm. Brown gold flexible cloth, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The journal begins as follows: "As Mildred & I decided to visit the Alps this year, and Uncle Sydney and Aunties Isabel & Edie also wanted to go out at the same time of the year, we arranged to join forces. The others did not leave Leicester until a later train, but Mildred & I, always anxious to squeeze the last possible drop out of our holidays, left the Midland Station on the 9.26. Mother & Mrs. Collings went up to the Station with us, and there we were joined by Kitty Barson and Bert Sorrell, so that we had quite a crowd to wish us `bon voyage'." (4) Journal of a Walking Tour in the Lake District, and a Visit to the Coast and Moors of Yorkshire, Being Our Wedding Tour. Grasmere, Rack's Private Hotel, Loweswater, Kirkstile Inn, Wasdale Head, Burnthwaite Farm, Seathwaite in Dunnerdale, Newsfields Inn, Runswick, Runswick Bay Hotel, Whitby, Abbey Terrace. 17 September-5 October 1928. 196 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, The Lake District and Yorkshire Coast & Moors. 20.5 × 13 cm. Purple flexible cloth, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The journal begins as follows: "We were married at Friar Lane at 11 o'clock, and after the wedding breakfast at the Constitutional Club, we went up to Midland Station by taxi. There Mother, McCollings, Linda, Hilda Stooke & Bert, who had been my best man, saw us off on the Thames-Clyde express at 1.42." (5) Journal of a Walking Tour Through Der Schwarzwald (Black Forest). Oppenau, Hotel Post (oder Posthof), Wolbach, Gasthaus zum Ochsen, and 11 other hotels and inns listed on the title page. 18 May-2 June 1929. 194 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, Our Route (Leicester across the Channel into Belgium and then Germany) and Schwarzwald. 20.5 × 13 cms. Brown gold cloth, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. TLS from Karl Krebs, 3 June 1979, recalling Ashby's visit, affixed to the rear endpaper. The journal begins as follows: "Taking with us no luggage except our rucksacks, we left Leicester L.M.S. Station by the 8.0 p.m. train. Mother, Mrs. Collings & Auntie Clara saw us off. It was a dull evening, & the countryside looked very grey as we made our way southwards. The journey to St. Pancras was uneventful, we stopped only at Bedford, and arrived in London at 10.15." (6) Journal of a Walking Tour Through the Vosges, and a Short Tramp in the Schwartzwald. Obernai, Hôtel de la Cloche, Kaÿserberg, Hôtel du Château, and 10 other hotels and inns listed on the title page. 23 May-7 June 1931. 194 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, Our Route (Leicester across the Channel into Belgium and then Switzerland) and Vosges. 20.5 × 13.5 cm. Brown gold cloth, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The journal begins as follows: "It was a wet and depressing day when we set off with our rucksacks. The Midland station was crowded & the trains all very late. We had intended to travel by the 4.16, but there was a special non stop to London came in while we were waiting and we left on that about 4.30. Mother & Mater saw us off, and on the station we met Miss Talkes, who was seeing off Mabel Talkes, whom I had not met for years, & who travelled down with us." (7) Journal of a Holiday in Devon. Sidmouth. 16-2 May 1945. 152 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, East Devon and Sidmouth District. 20.5 × 13 cm. Brown gold cloth, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The journal begins as follows: "A fortnight so full of great events had pushed our holiday into the background, so that it seemed to leap out upon us as out of ambush! Although I had expected that our holiday last autumn might well be the last during the war in Europe, even a fortnight ago I was not so sure-especially as I was suffering from a superstitious idea that, as so many outstanding events of the war had occurred while we were on holiday, its conclusion would almost inevitably occur during this one! But we had missed it, by eight days!" (8) Journal of a Cycle Tour Through the Cotswolds. Chipping Campden, The Thatched Cottage, Park Rd., and 7 other hotels and inns listed on the title page. 1-8 September 1945. 158 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, Route Map of Our Cotwolds Cycle Tour, Northern Section, and Southern Section. 20.5 × 13 cm. Purple flexible cloth, tear on the spine but holding. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The journal begins as follows: "Of all the mad schemes for a holiday in this present year of grace, said our friends, this idea of a cycle tour was surely the maddest. We should get nothing to eat, we should find nowhere to sleep, and the weather was the most consistently appalling for years. Everybody was going on holiday again this year, and so there would be no room for anybody!" (9) Journal of a Holiday on the Borders of Dorset & Devon and in Parts of Wiltshire. Lyme Regis, Salisbury. 1-17 June 1946. 242 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, Devon-Dorset Border Coast and Stonehenge Region. 20 × 13 cm Green stiff paper, quarter bound in purple leather, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The journal begins as follows: "As it was impossible for me to leave Leicester in time to reach Lyme Regis at a reasonable hour, Mildred and Jill went on ahead. Leaving the Central Station at 9.4. Mother had already left for Torquay at 7.40, and Auntie Floss went to Clevedon on Thursday, so that there was a general exodus of the family to the West Country!" (10) Journal of a Holiday on the South Downs and in Parts of Sussex and Kent. Eastbourne. 5-20 October 1946. 232 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, Parts of the Borders of Sussex & Kent with War Damage That We Saw; and South Downs. 20 × 13 cm. Green stiff paper, quarter bound in purple leather, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The journal begins as follows: "Until Wednesday we had not known our destination to-day for though we had originally planned to visit Sussex, we had changed our minds, and had been trying to get accommodation at Lymington in the New Forest, without success. Finally, realizing that we must settle the matter, we wrote to Eastbourne, as a likely place for accommodation, & a suitable base for the South Downs, practically unexplored country, our departure in the 11.23. Marylebone express completed a family exodus, for Mother and Auntie Isabel at Barnstaple, Auntie Floss at Clevedon, & Ronald at Mumbles!" (11) Journal of a Cycle Tour Through East Anglia. Ely and 10 other places and hotels. 20 September-1 October 1947. 234 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, Route Map of Our Cycle Tour in East Anglia, Northern Section, and Southern Section. 20 × 13 cm. Purple stiff paper, quarter bound in purple leather, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The journal begins as follows: "After a summer of miraculous weather, it seemed unlikely that we could expect a good autumn and last week end the wireless forecast a break-but the sun continued to shine with undiminished splendor. The autumnal equinox seemed all too likely a date for a change, and when, on Tuesday, the weather did at last take a distinct turn for the worse, I wondered whether we might not have been unwise in planning a cycle tour for so late in the year." (12) Journal of a Cycling Holiday in and Around the New Forest. Highcliffe. 18 September-2 October 1948. 232 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, New Forest, Purbeck, & Isle of Wight; New Forest. 20 × 13 cm. Purple stiff paper, quarter bound in purple leather, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The journal begins as follows: "The utter appalling and unbroken bad weather that has characterized this year since Easter has robbed us of all inclination to risk a cycle tour this Autumn. Jill had had a fortnight at Sherborne last month and we did not wish to interrupt the beginning of her time in the Sixth, and so Mildred & I decided that we would again attempt to obtain accommodation at Lymington, and explore the New Forest on our bicycles from that base." Ashby's 3 books include: (1) Ashby, Friar Lane: The Story of Three Hundred Years (London: The Carey Kingsgate Press, Ltd., 1951). Red rust cloth. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To my friend | John Kavanagh | in gratitude that between | our churches there is | now fellowship in place | of unhappy division. | Douglas Ashby | 9.10.87". Reddish purple cloth. (2) Ashby, Things Seen in Switzerland in Summer (London: Seeley, Service & Co., [1928]). Blue cloth, dated 8 March 1950 on front free endpaper; the book was dedicated to Mildred, Ashby's wife, "my fellow wayfarer". (3) Alexander Kuprin, Sasha (London: Stanley Paul & Co., [1920?], trans. by Asby from the Russian. Blue cloth in jacket, tears and small chips. The diaries and books are housed in a very handsome dark blue cloth box. Coloured copies of the title pages and facing map of each diary are pasted on the top, lid, and bottom of the box. This collection is on consignment with LDRB.

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        Les mains sales

      - Gallimard, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 210 numerato ex alfa, dopo solo 15 e 60 filo puro Olanda. Un piccolo angolo manca il primo corso, qualche boccone marginali minori. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 210 ex numérotés sur alfa, après seulement 15 Hollande et 60 pur fil. Un infime manque angulaire sur le premier plat, quelques petites piqûres marginales sans gravité.

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        Visages, par Jean-Paul Sartre, avec 4 pointes-sèches de Wols.

      Paris, Seghers, 1948. In-12, 41-(5) pp., broché, couverture à rabats (couverture un peu jaunie). Ex-libris manuscrit. Edition originale, un des 900 sur crève-coeur du Marais (après 15 Chine). Complet des 4 pointes-sèches. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).* Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *

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        Visages avec 4 pointes- seches de Wols

      Seghers, 1948. Importante e ricercato libretto illustrato da 4 acqueforti protette da velina del surrealista Otto Wols. Fu Sartre a commissionare a Wols le illustrazioni per il suo testo. Edizione numerata di 916 esemplari di cui il nostro è il n. 881.

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        André Breton

      - José Corti, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 50 copie numerate sul filo puro solo principali carte dopo 20 Marais. Frontespizio, un ritratto di André Breton di Hans Bellmer. Due restauri piccoli e discreti piede posteriore, bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers après 20 Marais. En frontispice, un portrait de André Breton par Hans Bellmer. Deux infimes et discrètes restaurations en pied du dos, agréable exemplaire.

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        Florilège de François Villon.

      P. Editions de la Maison Française 1948. In-4° en ff, sous chemise et étui. Frontispice et 24 compositions dans et H.T. de Sylvain SAUVAGE gravées sur bois en couleurs par ANGIOLINI. Tirage limité à 500 exemplaires, un des 99 reservés "Aux Amis du Florilège" enrichi d'une gouache originale, d'un dessin original en couleurs et un dessin en noir ayant servi pour l'illustration de l'ouvrage.

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        Typed letter signed. Pacific Palisades, California, 18. XII. 1948.

      1948. 4to. 1 p. In English, to Charles L. Wallis, on his imprinted stationery: "In my latest novel entitled Doctor Faustus which was recently published also in the English language, my hero, a musician, composes several English poems in the original text. The choice of these poems would indicate that I love these particular pieces above all others in the wide field of English poetry".

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        Géographie Animale. Dix-huit lithographies originales avec textes inédits.

      Lausanne, André Gonin 1948, 370x280mm,En feuilles dans un étui sous emboîtage. Texte sous couverture rempliée. Etui en demi-parchemin et papier bleu. Emboîtage avec papier bleu.Les lithographies ont été tirées dans les ateliers des Arts graphiques J.-E. Wolfensberger à Zurich, sous la direction personnelle de l'artiste. Imprimé sur vélin pur fil à la forme des papeteries du Marais, par le maître imprimeur André Kundig.Un des 245 exemplaires numérotés de 26 à 270, emplaire n°33, comprenant une suite des états sur Chine.

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        «Visages»

      Précédé de portraits officiels édité pour le compte des éditions SEGHERS en 1948. In-12 (13x19cm) relié en demi-maroquin noir à bandes, dos lisse, titre à l'œser rouge, tête dorée. (Jean TELLIER relieur.)Édition originale de cette plaquette de 41 pages, illustrée par 4 délicieuses pointes-sèches de WOLS. Tirage à 925 exemplaires.Un des 900 sur vélin de marais avec un envoi de Jean Paul SARTRE.

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        Autograph manuscript (fragment). N. p., [1948].

      1948. ¼ p. 112:258 mm. Draft of most of the final paragraph of Einstein's article, "Relativity: Essence of the Theory of Relativity", published in 1948 in the American People's Encyclopedia: "als sie zwar zu einer bestimmten Theorie des Gravitationsfeldes führt, aber nicht zu einer bestimmten Theorie des Gesamtfeldes (mit Einschluss des elektromagnetischen Feldes). Der Grund liegt darin, dass dies allgemeine Feldgesetz durch das allgemeine Relativitätsprinzip allein noch nicht hinreichend bestimmt ist". - The present draft shows the original text written by Einstein in German. Written below by a different hand is the English translation as it was finally published: "while it leads to a well-defined theory of the gravitational field it does not determine sufficently the theory of the total field (which includes the electromagnetic field). The reason for this is the fact that the general field laws are not sufficently determined by the general principle of relativity alone". - An exceedingly fine autograph, wherein Einstein implicitly states why he spent so many of his final years searching for a Unified Field Theory. Written on the address side of an envelope addressed to him. Slight damage to edges, somewhat wrinkled.

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        2 autograph letters signed. N. p. respectively [Sorrent], 11. III. 1948 respectively 3. VII. 1961.

      1948. Altogether (½+1¾ =) 2¼ pp. 8vo and large 4to. I: To Max Strauss, chief-editor of Schocken Verlag: " How utterly hideous! Just to tell you how much I wish that finally everything will be fine [...]" (1848, transl. from German). - II: The second letter is addressed to Hannah, Strauss' widow, reporting on the health condition of her friend Kurt Blumenfeld, whom she met in Jerusalem, where she took part at the trial of Adolf Eichmann as a reporter. - I: Very well preserved. II: On stationery with printed letterhead of the Cocumella Hotel in Sorrent; some defects to the edges.

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        [THREE PAPERS TRACING FEYNMAN'S PATH-INTEGRAL FORMULATION OF QUANTUM MECHANICS] "Space-time Approach to Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics" in Reviews of Modern Physics, Vol. 20, No. 2, April, 1948, pp. 367-388 WITH "Space-time approach to quantum electrodynamics" and "The Theory of Positrons" in: Physical Review, Vol. 76, 1949, pp. 769-89 and 749-59

      FIRST EDITIONS IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF THREE SEMINAL PAPERS BY FEYNMAN, TOGETHER TRACING THE AUTHOR'S NOBEL PRIZE WINNING "REFORMATION OF QUANTUM MECHANICS ITSELF" (American National Biography). The papers map the development of Feynman's path-integral formulation of quantum mechanics and present the Feynman diagram approach to quantum electrodynamics [introduced and developed here for the first time, in the second paper and third papers 'elegantly rewrite quantum theory'" (ibid)." In total, Feynman published seven papers on these subjects. The three offered here are without question the most important of the seven. Richard Feynman "had unusual mathematical skill, but his greatest virtues as a physicist were his physical intuition and his delight in finding simple and elegant approaches to problems that had baffled everyone else" (Peacock, The Quantum Revolution, 102). There are three pivotal formulations of quantum mechanics: Heisenberg's matrix formulation, Schrödinger's wave equation formulation, and Feynman's path-integral formulation. Feynman began work on his path-integral formulation because, as he often said, "he could not understand standard quantum theory and had to recreate it on his own" (ibid). Ultimately what distinguished Feynman's approach from the standard formalism lay not in outcomes, but in just this - his "conceptual approach. Heisenberg and Bohr had argued vehemently during the 1920s that quantum mechanics spelled the end for any type of visualization of the atomic domain. Feynman countered with [the path-integral formulation] an intuitive approach built around picturing the paths of particles through space and time" (DSB, XXI, 21). "The path-integral formulation of quantum mechanics is a description of quantum theory that generalizes the action principle of classical mechanics. It replaces the classical notion of a single, unique trajectory for a quantum particle or system by considering every possible path from one quantum state to the next, and calculating a "sum over the possibilities" (Wenner Collection). "Feynman's path integral formulation was "another way of thinking about QED that is probably as visualizable as any theory of quantum fields is ever going to be, and relatively easy to calculate with. The key idea was to represent every possible particle interaction with a space-time diagram. Photon wordlines (their trajectories through spacetime) are represented by wavy lines, while particles such as electrons and positrons are straight lines or curves" (Peacock). In the first paper offered, the celebrated 1948 "Space-Time Approach to Non-relativistic Quantum Mechanics", Feynman introduces his path-integral method, describing it as a "'space-time approach to non-relativistic quantum mechanics' that was meant to provide an alternative to the very well-established formulation of quantum mechanical time-evolution based on the Schrödinger and the Heisenberg pictures of quantum mechanics" (Prugove ki, Principles of Quantum General Relativity), 88). "The lengthy paper focuses "on the 'Lagrangian' function for a particle, a particular combination of kinetic and potential energy familiar from classical mechanics. The probability that a quantum object would travel from one location, x1, at a time t1, to some other location, x2, at a later time t2, Feynman showed, could be calculated by summing over-that is, integrating-all of the possible paths through space and time that connected these two end points. The contribution of each path to the total would be weighted by its classical Lagrangian function evaluated along that path; hence, the technique became known as path integrals" (DSB). The second and third papers were published the following year in a single issue of the Physical Review. In the first, 'The Theory of Positrons,' Feynman presents his famous diagrams and explains them in detail, beginning with their application to the Schrödinger equation. Applying his approach to the Dirac equation provided a way of viewing the positron in which Dirac's original hole theory is no longer needed. The third paper, 'Space-Time Approach to Quantum Electrodynamics,' contains Feynman's rules and explains their usage. By these rules, computations for specific problems are simplified so much that Schwinger, much later, said: 'Like the silicon chip of more recent years, the Feynman diagram was bringing computation to the masses'" (Brandt, Harvest of the Century). The third paper uses the same notation and diagrams [as the second] but now "attacks the general problem of QED, involving, besides external potentials and photons, also the fields of the charged particles themselves, involving both real and virtual photons. This paper constitutes a textbook of Feynman's powerful methods for solving real problems in QED" (ibid). "The dramatic discovery that Feynman made is that the space-time description of a positron moving forward in time is EXACTLY equivalent to the same mathematical description of an electron moving backward through time along the same track in the Feynman diagram. In addition, because photons are their own antiparticles, there is no difference in this description between a photon moving forward in time and one moving backward in time. An electron proceeding through space and time meets an energetic photon, absorbs it, and is scattered backward BACKWARD IN TIME until it emits an energetic photon and recoils in such a way that it moves forward in time again. Instead of three particles, two electrons, and a positron in a complicated dance, we have one particle, one electron that zigzags its way through space AND time, colliding with photons here and there along the way" (Gribbin, In Search of Schrödinger's Cat, 187). Feynman (along with Tomonaga and Schwinger) won the 1965 Nobel Prize "for their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles" (Nobel Foundation). CONDITION & DETAILS: Two first editions in original wraps. Lancaster: American Physical Society. 4to (10.75 x 8 inches; 268 x 200mm). Continuously paginated pp.1934. Physical Review issue: Ex-libris with no markings at the spine whatsoever. There is a small stamp on the front flyleaf and title page; a handsome pictorial bookplate on the front paste down. Bright and clean throughout. Very good condition. Reviews of Modern Physics: Small name stamp on front wrap. Very slight rubbing at the edges, otherwise near fine condition.

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        Les Poèmes barbares. Vingt-six eaux-fortes originales dessinées et gravées par Odette Denis.

      1948Paris, Le livre de Plantin, 1948. 33 x 25 cm, grand in-4, 2 ff. bl. - 32 ff. n. ch. - 2 ff. bl. - 10 eaux-fortes hors texte, 17 eaux-fortes dans le texte et 4 autres en cul-de-lampe (soit 31 eaux-fortes, en non 26 comme annoncé), en feuilles sous couverture blanche rempliée, imprimée en noir et rouge et illustrée. Tirage à 205 exemplaires, tous sur vélin d'Arches, celui-ci justifié exemplaire d'artiste et signé par l'illustratrice. Il s'agit du premier livre illustré par Odette Denis, élève de Lobel-Riche, sous la direction artistique duquel ce livre fut publié. Suberbes eaux-fortes à sujets animaliers. Rare. Sans l'étui. Très bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 7012)

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        Laus Veneris.

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1948. One of 100 special copies with an extra illustration and special binding. One of 100 special copies with one extra engraving, this no. 8. 12 sensual wood-engravings by Buckland Wright. Tall 8vo., original special binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe of full tan morocco with illustration by Buckland Wright on the upper cover in black and gilt, black and gilt spine label, top edge gilt, others uncut. An extremely good copy with only a couple of small marks on the lower cover. The energetic passion of Swinburne's Laus Veneris finds its match in the Buckland Wright's elegantly erotic engravings.

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        Thoroughbred Portraits: Album of 9 Equestrian Portraits by Stainforth and others]

      privately printed at the Derrydale Press, etc., [New York 1948 - Privately printed in editions of very limited quantities. 8 aquatint engravings, hand colored, and 1 color print. Image size 12-3/4 x 17-1/2 on larger sheet. Large oblong folio (23 x 36-1/2 inches). William Woodward's Winners' Circle. Superb presentation of a distinguished group of thoroughbred portraits by Martin Stainforth, T.P. Earl, and Edwin Megargee, comprising:1. Faireno. Bay Colt 1929 by Chatterton-Minerva; Winner of the Victoria Stakes, Junior Champion, Belmont Stakes, Shevlin, Dwyer, Lawrence Realization, Saratoga, Hawthorne, Empire City, Merchant's & Citizens, Rochambeau and Havre de Grace Handicaps. Champion 3 - year old of 1932. Winner of $185,140 in stakes and purses. Bred and owned by William Woodward, Esquire. Trained by James E. Fitzsimmons. Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate by Stainforth. Inscribed in pencil: "To William G. Loew from William Woodward"2. Brown Betty. by Friar Marcus-Garpal 1930; Winner of the 1000 Guineas 1933. Richemount Stakes (Hurst Park) 1933, The Rous Memorial & Cheverly Park Stakes (Newmarket) 1932, Nottingham Breeders' Foal Stakes Champion Breeders' Foal Plate (Derby) 1932, Total winnings 11,637 Pounds Sterling. Ridden by Joe Childs. The Property of William Woodward, Esquire. Trained by Capt. Cecil Boyd Rochfort. Color print, signed in the plate by the artist, and pencil signed by the artist "T.P. Earl" lower right. Inscribed in pencil: "To Wm Goodby Loew from William Woodward" This print not noted by Ordeman.3. Omaha. Chesnut Colt 1932 by Gallant Fox-Flambino; Winner of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont, Dwyer, Classic, and other races; Champion 3 - year-old of 1935. Winner of $146,105 to the end of his 3 - year-old year. Jockey W. Saunders, up. Bred and owned by William Woodward, Esquire. Trained by James E. Fitzsimmons. Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate by Stainforth. Inscribed in pencil: "To Florence B. Loew from William Woodward"4. Granville. Bay Colt 1933 by Gallant Fox-Gravita; Winner of the Belmont Classic, Kenner, Travers, Lawrence Realization Stakes, The Saratoga Cup and other races; Champion Horse of 1936. Winner of $111,820. Bred and owned by William Woodward, Esquire. Ridden by J. Stout. Trained by James E. Fitzsimmons. Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate by Stainforth. Inscribed in pencil: "To W. Goodby Loew from William Woodward"5. Johnstown. Bay Colt 1936 by Jamestown-La France; Winner of the Belmont, Kentucky Derby, Withers, Dwyer, Wood Memorial, Paumonok, Breeders Futurity and seven other races and $169,315. Owned by William Woodward, Esquire. Trained by James E. Fitzsimmons. Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate by Stainforth. Inscribed in pencil: "To W. Goodly Loew from William Woodward"6. Marguerite ? Property of William Woodward Esquire", a fine portrait of the "premier producing mare of the world". Hand colored aquatint, signed in pencil "Edwin Megargee" at lower right. Provenance: from the collection of Eugene V. Connett, 3rd, with a greeting card, "Merry Christmas William Woodward"7. Fenelon. Bay Horse 1937 by Sir Galahad III-Filante; Winner of Travers Stakes, Lawrence Realization, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Whitney Stakes, Brooklyn, Empire City, New York, Merchant's & Citizens, Manhattan, Endurance Handicaps and other races, and $152,545. Bred and owned by William Woodward, Esquire. Trained by James E. Fitzsimmons. Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate by Stainforth. 8. Apache. Bay Colt 1939 by Alcazar-Flying Song; Winner of 22 races and $169,515 including the Toboggan, Paumonck, Carter Wilson, Fleetwing, Bay Shore, Edgemere, Yonkers, Empire City, and Remsen Handicaps and Stakes establishing five track records from five and one half furlongs to one mile and three sixteenths. Bred and owned by William Woodward, Esquire. James Stout, up. Trained by James E. Fitzsimmons. Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate by Stainforth. 9. Black Tarquin (at 3). Bay Colt 1945 by Rhodes Scholar-Vagrancy; Winner of the St. Leger Stakes 1948, [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Pedigrée.

      Presses de la cité 1948. Fort in-8 broché de 516 pages sous belle & rarissime jaquette illustrée. Frottis, petits plis & légers manques épars à cette très fragile jaquette. Petites rousseurs, plus importantes en pages de garde ainsi que sur les 15 premières pages, & des pages 512 à la fin. Rousseurs sur la tranche supérieure. Un des 200 exemplaires n° sur Velin Alfama des Papeteries du Marais, celui-ci portant le n° 149. Seul grand papier. Très rare édition originale non expurgée achevée d'imprimer le 15 octobre 1948 & au format légèrement plus grand ( 23 x 14,5 cms ) que le tirage normal. Ce texte considéré par certains comme le chef d'oeuvre de Simenon, fut écrit entre 1941 & 1943, suite au choc d'un diagnostic médical ( erroné ) qui condamnait l'auteur à une mort certaine à brève échéance. Ce roman autobiographique où Simenon réglait quelques comptes, lui vaudra des poursuites judiciaires, qui conduiront l'éditeur à rééditer le roman dans une version expurgée.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

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        BAUEN + WOHNEN / CONSTRUCTION + HABITATION / BUILDING + HOME. Herausgeber: Adolf Pfau.

      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: - 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. 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. Esempl. ben conservato.

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        L'UNION, 1948-1962, 117 NUMEROS (INCOMPLET)

      Union des Oeuvres Catholiques de France. 1948-1962. In-8 Carré. Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable. 117 fascicules d'env. 100-120 pages chacun. Année 1950 manquante. 1er plat du n° 701 déchiré avec manque. Dernières pages et 2e plat du n° 702 déchirés. Revue mensuelle du Clergé paroissial (Fiches pastorales). 1948: n° 639-644. 1949: n° 648-656. 1951: n° 666-674. 1952: n° 675-683. 1953: n° 684-692. 1954: n° 693-701. 1955: n° 702-710. 1956: n° 711-719. 1957: n° 720-728. 1958: n° 731-737. 1959: n° 738-743, 746. 1960: n° 747-751, 753-755. 1961: n° 756-764. 1962: n° 765-771, 773. Sommaire du n° 639, jan. 1948: Retraite du mois, Le Prêtre et la joie. Schémas d'allocutions: Pour le 2 fév., Pour le 11 fév., L'Unité selon le voeu du Christ. L'Action catholique Rurale en face du monde rural en 1948. Le Nouveau Catéchisme National. La préparation au mariage. Le problème de l'évangélisation des stations touristiques et climatiques (suite). Ma paroisse 1948. Une enquête sur le chant religieux populaire en français. Pour une fête du Sacerdoce. Tour d'horizon. A travers les revues. Entr'aide. Sommaire du n° 773, déc. 1962: Rencontre avec Jésus, J. Monsterleet. Lectures spirituelles au temps de Noël. A l'heure du Concile, où en est le Diaconat ? Pour votre sermon du Dimanche, S. Therme. Rencontres oecuméniques, R. Veillet. Parents et catéchisme. AU bloc-notes de Parochus. Informations...

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        POÈMES. Première (1948) et seconde édition (1962). 2 volumes.

      L'Arbalète, Marc Barbezat 1948. 1 volume in-4 broché. Couverture rempliée illustrée d'un photomontage de Douchan Stanimirovitch, rhodoïd sérigraphié du titre sur les plats. ÉDITION ORIGINALE COLLECTIVE DES POÈMES DE JEAN GENET : Le condamné à mort, Marche funèbre, La galère, La parade, Un chant d'amour, Le pêcheur du Suquet. Typographie en deux tons. Tirage unique à 1000 exemplaires sur papier pur fil Lana, celui-ci exemplaire d'éditeur non numéroté. JOINT : POÈMES. L'Arbalète, Marc Barbezat 1962. 1 volume in-8 (205 x 150 mm) broché sous couverture de papier Japon nacré rempliée imprimée sur le premier plat et le dos. La deuxième édition a été tirée à 128 exemplaires numérotés (+ des alfa). Celui-ci 1 DES 25 SUR JAPON BLANC NACRÉ (n°III), PREMIER PAPIER. Les 2 volumes à l'état de neuf, non coupés. Rarissime réunion des deux éditions des POÈMES de Jean Genet publiées par Marc Barbezat, ici en tirage de luxe. Parfait état, aucun défaut.

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        Les Pastorales de Longus ou Daphnis et Chloé

      Paris, Les Bibliophiles Franco-Suisses, 1948 Petit in-folio (33cm x 26cm) Tirage à 125 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil du marais. 85 burins originaux de Pierre-Yves TRÉMOIS dont frontispice, 11 hors-texte et 73 grand in-texte. Plein maroquin vert, dos lisse décoré de l'auteur, du titre et l'illustrateur frappé or, séparation autre-titre par 5 petits carrés poussés à froid, tranches dorées, contre-plats largement bordés de même maroquin et encadrés d'un filet doré, couvertures et dos conservés, sou étui. (GEORGES CRETTÉ) Exemplaire N°2, imprimé pour le docteur Paul BANZET. Enrichi de 3 dessins originaux au crayon, datés et signés (reproduits p.27, p.49 et p.52), d'une suite des 85 burins, une épreuve de la gravure du menu, une gravure supplémentaire (non retenue?) et un menu. Bel exemplaire, dos de la reliure passé, en très bon état par ailleurs; intérieur en parfait état, frais.

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        Au massacre mondain.

      Editions Chatelet 1948. In-12 broché de 234 pages au format 12 x 19 cm sous magnifique couverture illustrée. Lettre-préface de Georges Simenon. Infimes frottis aux mors & aux coins. Dos bien carré. Intérieur frais. Exemplaire du service de presse, accompagné de la carte hommage de l'éditeur & enrichi d'une dédicace autographe de Frédéric Dard. Rarissime édition originale, surtout dans un tel état de fraicheur.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

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        Douglas W. Ashby Collection of 12 diaries, 1926-9, 1931, 1945-8. Totaling 2,326 diary pages in all as well as 24 hand-drawn maps and other pen-and-ink vignettes. Plus 3 Ashby related books

      1948. . The author, Douglas W. Ashby, was born in 1898 in Leicester, England. His father died when he was 6. His grandfather had a shoe and boot factory. In the First World War, Ashby served as a clerk in the Army Service Corps at Darby. He was demobbed in June 1918. He remained a pacifist the remainder of his life and was the first secretary of the Peace Pledge Union in Leicester. He worked as a bank clerk. He married Mildred on 17 September 1928, and they apparently had one child named Gillian. He translated Sasha (1920) and Loves Anvil: A Romance of Northern Russia (1921) and wrote several books, including The Harp of the Hills, Poems (1923), Things Seen in Switzerland in Summer (1928), and Friar Lane (1951). Ashby was a serious traveller and quote about his experiences in many one-of-a-kind lucid, informative and entertaining diaries. Ashby's greatly detailed hand-written diary journals describe his travels in Europe, Scotland, and England with his wife and other family members. Lots of serious walking with the topography insightfully and beautifully described including interactions with the locals. Fascinating and informative travel reading. Ashby's 12 Diaries include: (1) Journal of a Holiday among the Grampian Mountains. Ballachulish, Ballachulish House, Kirkintilloch, Coxdale House. 21 May - 5 June 1926. 142 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, Lochaber & Appin and South Western Highlands. 18 × 12 cm. Brown gold flexible cloth, marbled edges. The holiday is split between two locations: Ballachulish House in Bailechaolais and Coxdale House in Kirkintilloch. Locations written at the top of each page. The journal begins as follows: "The last three weeks of alternate hope and fear caused by the industrial upheaval of the General Strike being fortunately over, Mildred & I left Leicester at 10 p.m. from the L.M.S. Station in a raging thunderstorm. Mrs. Collings & Aunti Clara having already departed to Mochdre in North Wales." (2) Journal of a Holiday in the Grampian Mountains. Bailechaolais, Ballachulish House, Kirkintilloch, Coxdale House. 21 May-5 June 1926. 180 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, Lochaber & Appin and South Western Highlands. 20.5 × 13 cm. Brown gold flexible cloth, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The text is very similar to (2) but differs slightly. The journal begins as follows: "For the last three weeks we have been laboring under a bewildering alternation of hope and fear, owing to the upheaval caused by the General Strike. But, at last¸ during the present week our suspense ended, and the strike has been, if not settled, at least abandoned; and three days ago it became certain that we should be able to fulfil our plan of leaving Scotland to night, after all." (3) Journal of a Holiday among the Vierwaldstätter Alps with a Week End Walking Tour over the Brünig. Brunnen, Hotel Mythestein, Lungern, Gasthaus zum Schynberg. 3-13 June 1927. 170 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, Our Route (map from Leicester across the Channel into France and Switzerland) and Vierwaldstätter Alpen & Brünig Pass. 18 × 12 cm. Brown gold flexible cloth, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The journal begins as follows: "As Mildred & I decided to visit the Alps this year, and Uncle Sydney and Aunties Isabel & Edie also wanted to go out at the same time of the year, we arranged to join forces. The others did not leave Leicester until a later train, but Mildred & I, always anxious to squeeze the last possible drop out of our holidays, left the Midland Station on the 9.26. Mother & Mrs. Collings went up to the Station with us, and there we were joined by Kitty Barson and Bert Sorrell, so that we had quite a crowd to wish us `bon voyage'." (4) Journal of a Walking Tour in the Lake District, and a Visit to the Coast and Moors of Yorkshire, Being Our Wedding Tour. Grasmere, Rack's Private Hotel, Loweswater, Kirkstile Inn, Wasdale Head, Burnthwaite Farm, Seathwaite in Dunnerdale, Newsfields Inn, Runswick, Runswick Bay Hotel, Whitby, Abbey Terrace. 17 September-5 October 1928. 196 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, The Lake District and Yorkshire Coast & Moors. 20.5 × 13 cm. Purple flexible cloth, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The journal begins as follows: "We were married at Friar Lane at 11 o'clock, and after the wedding breakfast at the Constitutional Club, we went up to Midland Station by taxi. There Mother, McCollings, Linda, Hilda Stooke & Bert, who had been my best man, saw us off on the Thames-Clyde express at 1.42." (5) Journal of a Walking Tour Through Der Schwarzwald (Black Forest). Oppenau, Hotel Post (oder Posthof), Wolbach, Gasthaus zum Ochsen, and 11 other hotels and inns listed on the title page. 18 May-2 June 1929. 194 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, Our Route (Leicester across the Channel into Belgium and then Germany) and Schwarzwald. 20.5 × 13 cms. Brown gold cloth, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. TLS from Karl Krebs, 3 June 1979, recalling Ashby's visit, affixed to the rear endpaper. The journal begins as follows: "Taking with us no luggage except our rucksacks, we left Leicester L.M.S. Station by the 8.0 p.m. train. Mother, Mrs. Collings & Auntie Clara saw us off. It was a dull evening, & the countryside looked very grey as we made our way southwards. The journey to St. Pancras was uneventful, we stopped only at Bedford, and arrived in London at 10.15." (6) Journal of a Walking Tour Through the Vosges, and a Short Tramp in the Schwartzwald. Obernai, Hôtel de la Cloche, Kaÿserberg, Hôtel du Château, and 10 other hotels and inns listed on the title page. 23 May-7 June 1931. 194 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, Our Route (Leicester across the Channel into Belgium and then Switzerland) and Vosges. 20.5 × 13.5 cm. Brown gold cloth, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The journal begins as follows: "It was a wet and depressing day when we set off with our rucksacks. The Midland station was crowded & the trains all very late. We had intended to travel by the 4.16, but there was a special non stop to London came in while we were waiting and we left on that about 4.30. Mother & Mater saw us off, and on the station we met Miss Talkes, who was seeing off Mabel Talkes, whom I had not met for years, & who travelled down with us." (7) Journal of a Holiday in Devon. Sidmouth. 16-2 May 1945. 152 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, East Devon and Sidmouth District. 20.5 × 13 cm. Brown gold cloth, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The journal begins as follows: "A fortnight so full of great events had pushed our holiday into the background, so that it seemed to leap out upon us as out of ambush! Although I had expected that our holiday last autumn might well be the last during the war in Europe, even a fortnight ago I was not so sure-especially as I was suffering from a superstitious idea that, as so many outstanding events of the war had occurred while we were on holiday, its conclusion would almost inevitably occur during this one! But we had missed it, by eight days!" (8) Journal of a Cycle Tour Through the Cotswolds. Chipping Campden, The Thatched Cottage, Park Rd., and 7 other hotels and inns listed on the title page. 1-8 September 1945. 158 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, Route Map of Our Cotwolds Cycle Tour, Northern Section, and Southern Section. 20.5 × 13 cm. Purple flexible cloth, tear on the spine but holding. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The journal begins as follows: "Of all the mad schemes for a holiday in this present year of grace, said our friends, this idea of a cycle tour was surely the maddest. We should get nothing to eat, we should find nowhere to sleep, and the weather was the most consistently appalling for years. Everybody was going on holiday again this year, and so there would be no room for anybody!" (9) Journal of a Holiday on the Borders of Dorset & Devon and in Parts of Wiltshire. Lyme Regis, Salisbury. 1-17 June 1946. 242 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, Devon-Dorset Border Coast and Stonehenge Region. 20 × 13 cm Green stiff paper, quarter bound in purple leather, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The journal begins as follows: "As it was impossible for me to leave Leicester in time to reach Lyme Regis at a reasonable hour, Mildred and Jill went on ahead. Leaving the Central Station at 9.4. Mother had already left for Torquay at 7.40, and Auntie Floss went to Clevedon on Thursday, so that there was a general exodus of the family to the West Country!" (10) Journal of a Holiday on the South Downs and in Parts of Sussex and Kent. Eastbourne. 5-20 October 1946. 232 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, Parts of the Borders of Sussex & Kent with War Damage That We Saw; and South Downs. 20 × 13 cm. Green stiff paper, quarter bound in purple leather, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The journal begins as follows: "Until Wednesday we had not known our destination to-day for though we had originally planned to visit Sussex, we had changed our minds, and had been trying to get accommodation at Lymington in the New Forest, without success. Finally, realizing that we must settle the matter, we wrote to Eastbourne, as a likely place for accommodation, & a suitable base for the South Downs, practically unexplored country, our departure in the 11.23. Marylebone express completed a family exodus, for Mother and Auntie Isabel at Barnstaple, Auntie Floss at Clevedon, & Ronald at Mumbles!" (11) Journal of a Cycle Tour Through East Anglia. Ely and 10 other places and hotels. 20 September-1 October 1947. 234 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, Route Map of Our Cycle Tour in East Anglia, Northern Section, and Southern Section. 20 × 13 cm. Purple stiff paper, quarter bound in purple leather, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The journal begins as follows: "After a summer of miraculous weather, it seemed unlikely that we could expect a good autumn and last week end the wireless forecast a break-but the sun continued to shine with undiminished splendor. The autumnal equinox seemed all too likely a date for a change, and when, on Tuesday, the weather did at last take a distinct turn for the worse, I wondered whether we might not have been unwise in planning a cycle tour for so late in the year." (12) Journal of a Cycling Holiday in and Around the New Forest. Highcliffe. 18 September-2 October 1948. 232 pp. 2 hand-drawn maps, New Forest, Purbeck, & Isle of Wight; New Forest. 20 × 13 cm. Purple stiff paper, quarter bound in purple leather, marbled edges. Pen-and-ink drawing on the first page. The journal begins as follows: "The utter appalling and unbroken bad weather that has characterized this year since Easter has robbed us of all inclination to risk a cycle tour this Autumn. Jill had had a fortnight at Sherborne last month and we did not wish to interrupt the beginning of her time in the Sixth, and so Mildred & I decided that we would again attempt to obtain accommodation at Lymington, and explore the New Forest on our bicycles from that base." Ashby's 3 books include: (1) Ashby, Friar Lane: The Story of Three Hundred Years (London: The Carey Kingsgate Press, Ltd., 1951). Red rust cloth. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To my friend | John Kavanagh | in gratitude that between | our churches there is | now fellowship in place | of unhappy division. | Douglas Ashby | 9.10.87". Reddish purple cloth. (2) Ashby, Things Seen in Switzerland in Summer (London: Seeley, Service & Co., [1928]). Blue cloth, dated 8 March 1950 on front free endpaper; the book was dedicated to Mildred, Ashby's wife, "my fellow wayfarer". (3) Alexander Kuprin, Sasha (London: Stanley Paul & Co., [1920?], trans. by Asby from the Russian. Blue cloth in jacket, tears and small chips. The diaries and books are housed in a very handsome dark blue cloth box. Coloured copies of the title pages and facing map of each diary are pasted on the top, lid, and bottom of the box. This collection is on consignment with LDRB.

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        Candide ou l'optimiste

      Paris, Jean Porson, 1948 In-4 (32,5cm x 23cm) de 74pp. 46 compositions in-texte, 2 planches et 43 remarques inédites réservées aux suites, 53 autres compositions, inutilisées dans le livre, et 27 remarques supplémentaires par Antoni CLAVÉ. Tirage unique sur vélin de rives à 250 exemplaires plus quelques exemplaires d'artiste. 30 exemplaires de tête contenant la suite des illustrations avec remarques et le dessin orignal d'une planche, hors-texte pour les 15 premiers, in-texte pour les suivants, 15 exemplaires contenant la suite des illustrations avec remarques et 205 exemplaires sans suite ni dessin. Il à également été tiré 10 suites des illustrations du livre & 10 suites à part des planches inutilisées. Plein maroquin noir, dos lisse décoré du titre frappé or en long, coiffes et extrémités des coupes guillochées, plats décorés de deux grandes compositions abstraites, réalisées en maroquin violine et crème, rapportés sur les plats, tranches dorées, contreplats en daim gris légèrement bordé de même maroquin noir décoré par deux épais filets en maroquin violine et crème, gardes moirées, couvertures et dos, sous étui bordé. (MANUEL-GERARD) (pour le livre) Demi maroquin noir à coins, dos décoré du titre frappé or en long, tête dorée. (pour le volume de suites)Exemplaire n°25, un des 30 de tête contenant une suite des illustrations avec remarques et le dessin original d'une planche. Exemplaire enrichi d'une des 10 suites à part des planches inutilisés. Très bel exemplaire, reliures en très bel état, intérieur idem, frais.

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        BARNUM'S DIGEST. 10 monstres fabriqués par Jean Boullet et traduits de l'américain par Boris Vian.

      Paris, Aux deux menteurs, sans date (1948). In-8 en feuilles sous couverture à rabats. Edition originale de cette " plaquinette ... tiraillée à 250 exemplaires numismatés ... ". Boris Vian laisse aller sa verve en commentant les dix portraits de monstres fabriqués par son complice de l'époque Jean Boullet (qui sera, cette même année 48, l'auteur des décors de la pièce tirée de " J'irai cracher sur vos tombes "). Les 10 dessins de Boullet sont reproduits hors-texte. Parfait état.EDITION ORIGINALE

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        Crusade in Europe.

      New York, Doubleday & Company, 1948. Large 8vo. XIV + (1) + 559 pp. Illustrations in text. Orig. cloth with acetate dustcover. Top edge gilt. In slipcase. Small piece of dustcover lacking at top of spine. Top of spine a little sunned, otherwise a good copy. Limited edition. Number 211 of 1426 copies. Signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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