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

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

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        The Naked and the Dead.

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

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        Le promeneur accompagné.

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

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        LA CELESTINA (AGUAFUERTES)

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

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        Painting as a Pastime, the first edition, finely bound

      Odhams Press Limited, Ernest Benn Limited, London 1948 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Mes Caravanes et autres Poèmes (1948-1954).

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

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

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

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

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

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        L'ARTE DI GOYA

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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Heart of the Matter

      William Heinemann Ltd, London 1948 - 8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full maroon morocco, the covers with a gilt fillet border, the spine lettered and dated in gilt with one line panels and tooled bands, decorative Chiyogami paper endleaves, gilt edges. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Second World War

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

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        THE NAKED AND THE DEAD

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

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

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

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        Of Flight and Life

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

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

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

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        Poblet revista trimestral

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

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        Forains.

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

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        Chasse et gibier de montagne

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

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        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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        BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL

      Viking, NY 1948 - First Edition, First Printing ($2.00 price on dj), oblong format, full-bound tan cloth, blue Sal illustration to match dust jacket; the slightest spine slant, spine head just nudged, dust jacket has minute wear at corners and spine ends, two tiny closed tears bottom edge rear panel, a one inch closed tear rear panel at spine head, two very faint and short rubs upper front panel, in protective Mylar covers. Tight, square, clean throughout. Author of "Make Way For Ducklings." A remarkable Caldecott Honor collectible. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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