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        Kaputt.

      Roma: Aria D'Italia, 1948. Octavo, original wrappers. Inscribed by Curzio Malaparte with a full page inscription on the front free endpaper. In very good condition. Books signed and inscribed by Malaparte are uncommon. "Curzio Malaparte was a disaffected supporter of Mussolini with a taste for danger and high living. Sent by an Italian paper during World War II to cover the fighting on the Eastern Front, Malaparte secretly wrote this terrifying report from the abyss, which became an international bestseller when it was published after the war. Telling of the siege of Leningrad, of glittering dinner parties with Nazi leaders, and of trains disgorging bodies in war-devastated Romania, Malaparte paints a picture of humanity at its most depraved" (New York Times Review of Books). "[Kaputt] is like a report from the interior of Chernobyl. Malaparte had gotten very close to the radioactive core of the Axis Powers and somehow emerged to tell the tale, simultaneously humanizing things and rendering them even more chilling as a result. Required reading for every citizen of the Twentieth Century" (Walter Murch).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Antique Drawing-STRATUMSEIND-ST.CATHARINA CHURCH-EINDHOVEN-Eyck-1948

      1948 - Antique drawing, titled: 'Catharinakerk' - Original drawing of a view of Stratumseind with the St. Catharina Church in Eindhoven. A similar scene by this artist was named 'De Broadway van Eindhoven''. Description: In 1948 a limited ed of 12 numbered reproductions of drawings by Eyk and 8 pages of text were published by N.V.Philips inDutch, English and Italian. This is probably a study, similar to drawing 3 from this series.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Charles Hubert Eyck' after own design. Charles Hubert Eyck (1897-1983) was a Dutch (Limburgian) visual artist. With Henri Jonas and Joep Nicolas he was a performer of the so-called Limburg School. Pen and ink drawing on wove paper. Anonymous. Very good, given age. Weak paper in left top. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 49 x 68.5 cm. The image size is ca. 42.7 x 62.5 cm. The overall size is ca. 19.3 x 27 inch. The image size is ca. 16.8 x 24.6 inch. Storage location: Expo-P5-20

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        Window Flowers: Symbolical silhouettes for the Chinese New Year.

      Peiping [Beijing]: Lotus Court Publications, 1948 - Quarto. Original green paper-backed boards, red paper silhouette illustration on white paper background to front cover. A little rubbed at the ends, excellent condition. With 48 red and 2 black and gold woodcut illustrations of silhouettes. First edition, first impression, with four loose window flower specimens additionally laid in. "Window Flowers" were paper silhouettes with symbolic images which were intended to be pasted to windows. Sold at local Beijing fairs before the Chinese New Year, they were believed to bring good luck. Koehn's book provides 50 examples of this charming Chinese folk art from the productions of the artist Liu Chen, with an actual example pasted to the front cover. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Home Place.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948.(). 8vo. 177 pp. Very good, Reddish Brown Cloth, Dust Jacket with sun-fading, creases, tears, rubbing, & edge wear; spine slanting; shelf wear. Photographs by the author throughout. Dated tag indicating that this book was an "Editorial Copy."

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        The Plague

      London, United Kingdom: Hamish Hamilton, 1948. Book. Very Good +. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First UK Edition, First Printing. This is a true first edition, first printing (first impression) with 'This translation first published in 1948' to the copyright page to indicate a true first print in a very good plus Dust Jacket with spotting to the rear and front panel. Miniature loss to the corners and spine the iconic Michael Ayrton jacket is still bright and complete. First state jacket priced to the inner front flap 9s 6d. net as called for. The boards are sharp with no bumping small stain to the front board, pages unmarked with no writing or tears some spotting scattered within. .

      [Bookseller: Kelleher Rare Books]
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        Bourlinguer.

      - Les Editions Denoël. Paris 1948, grand in-8° broché. 400 pages. Edition originale, N° 460 des 500 exemplaire réimposés sur vergé d'Annonay. Bel exemplaire sans aucune rousseur.

      [Bookseller: Librairie La Rose de Java]
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        CRUSADE IN EUROPE: A Personal Account of World War II

      Garden City, New York: Doubeday & Company, Inc, 1948. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Later printing. Powerful memoir by the American five-star general. As Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, Eisenhower (1890-1969) had responsibility for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942-43 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944-45, from the Western Front. Later, he served as the 34th President of the United States (1953-61). Includes photographs selected by Edward Steichen and 38 maps, including four in color. This copy is inscribed by Harold L. Esch, a world class lawn bowler who served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and signed by Eisenhower on the half-title. Octavo. Original tan cloth binding, with black stamping. Mild bumping to the corners and tips. Some general edgewear and a tiny bit of foxing to the dust jacket; otherwise very good. Housed in a custom burgundy cloth clamshell box.

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        The Winter Noisy Book

      William R. Scott 1948 - First issue of this scarce Noisy book. Pctorial boards -- Near Fine in Near Fine, price-clipped jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        N.E.O.N. N'Etre Rien. Etre Tout. Ouvrir l'Etre. (Subtitle after issue #3: "Navigeur, Eveiller, Occulter N.") Issues No. 1 (January 1948) through No. 5 (March 1949) (all published)

      A complete run of the scarce late Surrealist periodical, the first in the post-War period, resulting from a collaboration between several major figures of the movement, including Victor Brauner, André Breton, Matta, Max Ernst, Jacques Herold, Toyen, et al., with Surrealist texts, typography, and images juxtaposed throughout. Each issue printed recto and verso on one large newsprint sheet, folded to form four pages, some age-darkening and weakness along folds, some minor tears along creases, issue no. 3 with a patched repair along central fold. Folio. Self-wrpps. Paris (Librairie de Hune) 1948-1949. A fascinating and little-known serial, with a distinct visual style showcasing work by many of the most important figures in post-War Surrealism. In addition to the figures named above, there are contributions by Sarane Alexandrian, Alain Jouffroy, Marcel Lecomte, Jindrich Heisler, Alfred Jarry, Marcel Jean, and Stanislas Rodanski; the "Typoplastique" is by Fredrick Kiesler. Due to the nature of the paper stock, N.E.O.N is inherently fragile; the copy we offer here has some browning but in general is in excellent condition.

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        Morceaux choisis inconnus des classiques français.

      Paris: François Sant'Andrea, 1948 - Tirage limité à 670 exemplaires, celui-ci l'un des 20 hors-commerce marqué HC, avec deux dessins originaux ajoutés, petit in-4; 220p., [1p.], feuillet d'Erratum imprimé; nombreuses illustrations en couleurs de Hémard; avec deux desssins originaux coloriés ajoutés ainsi qu'un feuillet manuscrit rédigé par Joseph Hémard signalant "Quelques corrections oubliées par l'imprimeur". Reliure de René Aussourd en demi-maroquin cerise à coins soulignés d'un filet doré, dos à quatre nerfs avec titres dorés, plats et gardes marbrés, couvertures illustrées en couleur. Très bel exemplaire. Une pittoresque série de pastiches littéraires fort drôles, de Charles d'Orléans et François Villon à Baudelaire et Edmond Rostand, en passant par les auteurs classiques, sans oublier Buffon et Flammarion! Avec envoi de Hémard, deux dessins originaux en couleurs, et 1 feuillet de corrections manuscrites. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres libres.

      First Edition, 113 pages sider, Bruxelles, Ouvrage Imprimé aux Depéns d'un Groupe de Bibliophiles, 1948, Unbound in very fine sheets, in Fine wrapper, and original Cartboard cover, in original Slipcase. Condition is almost mint Verlaine's erotic poetry, consisting of works from "Amies," "Femmes," and "Hombres" illustrated with twelve erotic Lithographs attributed to Paul-Emile Bécat. Total edition of 522 ex. This is no 421 reproduced in colours

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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

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        The Golden Cockerel Mabinogion A New Translation from the White Book of Rhydderch and the Red Book of Hergest

      at The Golden Cockerel Press: Christopher Sandford, 1948 VG+, 1948, Ltd ed, 20 illustrations. In red half morocco over gilt illustrated cloth. Spine, gilt titles & celtic device. Internally, frontis, illustrated titlepage, [4], 5-266 pp, [1], 20 illustrations (full page] by Braby, t.e.g, remainder uncut, binders stamp to fpd (S&S), ink name to fep, occasional light spot, some light edge browning. 3 tiny spots to spine. A very good copy! (Folio, 214*353 mm). Made up of the following: Pwyll prince of Dyfed. Branwen daughter of Lly?r. Manawydan son of Lly?r. Math son of Mathonwy. The dream of Macsen Wledig. Lludd and Llefelys. Culhwch and Olwen. The dream of Rhonabwy. The lady of the fountain. Peredur son of Efrawg. Gereint son of Erbin.

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        Cent dessins de Pierre Loti commentés par Claude Farrère

      - Arrault, Tours 1948, 21,5x28,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 100 numerata con numeri romani su pergamena di lusso. La nostra copia, come ha stabilito la giustificazione del sorteggio è completa dopo 8 illustrazioni. Testo di Claude Farrère. Ex libris incollato su un foglio su una guardia, etichetta descrittiva di un libraio per la lettera tartufo nostra copia. La nostra copia è arricchita con una lettera autografa firmata due pagine, Pierre Loti Sarah Bernhardt, incollato sulla pagina occhietto: "Caro grande amico, vogliamo la gioia e il sole al tuo adorabile Simone, mia moglie i suoi occhi impedisce la scrittura, mi ha chiesto di dire, da lui come la mia. so anche che questo matrimonio felice e sono felice. la vostra lettera di invito, tuttavia, anche causato un po 'di emozione malinconica, perché sentivo che questo matrimonio ci stava spingendo un po' di più - tu, io, tutti nella nostra generazione - in passato ... Bacio le mani con tutto il mio affetto, già così vecchio. Pierre Loti". La nostra copia comprende anche una scheda Claude Farrere decorata con poche parole scritte a mano di Pierre Loti che scuse suo amico che non poteva dedicato questo libro. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés en chiffres romains sur vélin de luxe. Notre exemplaire, ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage, est bien complet de la suite de 8 des illustrations. Texte de Claude Farrère. Ex-libris sur une feuille encollée sur une garde, étiquette descriptive d'un libraire pour la lettre qui truffe notre exemplaire. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une lettre autographe signée, de deux pages, de Pierre Loti à Sarah Bernhardt , encollée sur la page de faux-titre,  : "Chère grande amie, nous souhaitons joie et soleil à votre adorable petite Simone ; ma femme que ses yeux empêche d'écrire, me charge de vous le dire, de sa part comme de la mienne. Je sais par ailleurs que ce mariage vous satisfait et j'en suis tout heureux. Votre lettre de faire-part m'a cependant causé aussi une petite émotion mélancolique, parce que j'ai senti que ce mariage nous poussait, un peu plus, - vous, moi, tous ceux de notre génération, - dans le passé... J'embrasse vos mains avec toute mon affection, déjà si ancienne. Pierre Loti". Notre exemplaire comporte aussi une carte de visite de Claude Farrère agrémentée de quelques mots manuscrits de Pierre Loti qui excuse son ami de n'avoir pu dédicacé cet ouvrage.

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        Slaves of Sleep

      New York: Shasta Publishers, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. One of an undetermined amount of subscriber's copies, signed by L. Ron Hubbard on the front free end paper. Near Fine, with toning to pages, former owner bookplate to front paste down, light rubbing to cloth at extremities and light bumping to corners, in a Near Fine dust jacket with publisher's original price of $3.00, toning to spine and edges, light edge wear. A very handsome copy.

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        The Second World War

      London (1948 - 54): Cassell & Co. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Fine. Octavo, six volumes, bound in three-quarter red morocco, raised bands, gilt decorated spines with lion devices, top edges gilt. Complete with all maps and diagrams, some fold-out. A beautiful set of Churchill's masterpiece, handsomely bound and in fine condition, with no markings of any kind.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Cahier de Georges Braque 1917 1947

      - Paris, Maeght (impr. Mourlot frères), 1948. Grand in-4 (38 x 28 cm), (2) ff. bl.-49 ff.-(3) ff. bl., sous couverture rempliée (papier avec des branches de sapin, titre au crayon-mine sur le plat supérieur), chemise et étui postérieurs (titre manuscrit au dos de la chemise). "Edition originale" (de la seconde édition, la première ayant été publiée en 1947 à 95 ex.), tirée à 845 exemplaires, ici un des 750 sur vélin du Marais (filigrané BFK Rives). La couverture manque et a été remplacée par un étonnant papier avec des branches de sapin incrustées. The original cover is missing and has been replaced. * Voir photographies / See pictures. *** 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. *** Langue : Français

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        Portrait photograph of Truman Capote

      [New York], 1948. Vintage silver print docketed on verso by Van Vechten, "Truman Capote / March 30 - 1948 / IV ee 13"; and with the studio stamp "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten/146 Central Park West/Cannot be reproduced without permission". 1 vols. 8-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches. Fine. Vintage silver print docketed on verso by Van Vechten, "Truman Capote / March 30 - 1948 / IV ee 13"; and with the studio stamp "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten/146 Central Park West/Cannot be reproduced without permission". 1 vols. 8-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches. One of a famous series taken Van Vechten of the 23-year-old Capote posing in slacks and t-shirt, in front of a theatrical backdrop of marionettes. Just after the publication of his first book, OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS (1948).

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        Finnegan's Wake

      Faber and Faber London 1948 - A super copy of the 3rd reprint of the handsome Faber first edition, in a complete and protected unclipped jacket. Near Fine takes into account the age of the book. Wine dark stained top, as required, and a rough cut base to the text block, also required. Binding is a deep red cloth, almost entirely unfaded because it has always been jacketed. Original unclipped price on the jacket, 30 shillings. The publisher, to economise, had the original jacket price machine clipped and updated to the then current price. In 1948 the paper used in books was often still under War Economy conditions I suppose. No owner marks, not ex library. A great and attractive copy of an important book. Tiny signs of its age on the top of the jacket, but no real damage. A handsome production from Faber of a book which, if I can be perconal about it, is one of the undoubted masterpieces of the 20th Century. And let's not overlook the fact that it is also a very funny book. I find one can 'dip' into Finnegan at any time and unravel a page or two, and chortle while doing so. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: THE BOOKSNIFFER]
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        Fine large portrait photo, signed by him and dated on the mount, (Jan C., 1870-1950, South African Prime Minister, Field Marshal)

      1948 - showing him half length in suit and tie, full face with a warm gaze, 11½" x 8½" on mount 15¾" x 10½", no place, outer margins of mount lightly scuffed in places, image quite unaffected

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Jeanne d'Arc.

      Amsterdam, G.A. van Oorschot, (1948). Ingenaaid. 56 p. 1e druk. Omslag licht beschadigd.l Uit de bibliotheek van Gerard Kornelis van het Reve, die begin 1949 op de Franse titel met potlood allerlei vermenigvuldigingen en staartdelingen uitvoerde. Vermoedelijk rekende Reve met behulp van deze uitgave uit hoeveel woorden hij nodig had voor de in dezelfde reeks te verschijnen novelle Werther Nieland. Berekeningen als '9,5 woord per regel/ 36 regels per pagina/ 58 pagina's tekst' en 'geschreven: 14 woord per regel/ 50 regels per bladz' leidden uiteindelijk tot de conclusie 'Ik moet dus leveren [...]'.Mooie illustratie van de moeizame totstandkoming van Reve's novelle, die in druk 70 pagina's zou omvatten. Dit vroege document zou niet misstaan in een vitrine van het Gerard Revemuseum in de OBA. In De Vrije Bladen: jaargang 19, schrift 10.Bijgevoegd: REVE, Gerard Werther Nieland. Amsterdam, Van Oorschot, 1949. Ingenaaid. 72 p. 1e druk. Rug minimaal verbruind.De Vrije Bladen, jaargang 21, schrift 3.

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        Psychological Warfare

      1948 - 1948, Infantry Journal Press, stated First, HB (no dj, cream cloth) 259pp, VG (previous owner's name stamp, spots and finger prints on covers, interior clean and tight) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jennifer Duncan]
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        Conquerors of the Air

      Thames, 1948. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. J E McConnell. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 4to - over 9.75" - 12" tall; Illustrator: J E McConnell; a fair reading copy; undated with some edgewear and yellowing to endpapers otherwise a firm copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        Terms of Union of Newfoundland with Canada. With, Statements on Questions Raised by the Newfound-land Delegation during the Negotiations for the Union of Newfoundland with Canada. December 11, 1948. With, 2 Photographs (20x 24cm) on the Signing of the Ter

      [Ottawa. King's Printer. 1948].. Fine. Soft cover. folio. 33cm,31p., schedule, printed stapled wraps, fine. (cgc) Memorandum of agreement entered into the eleventh day of December, 1948, between Canada and Newfoundland. - An unsigned document listing the fifty terms of union. The Act of Union was signed in Ottawa, in the Senate Chambers of the Parliament Buildings, on December 11th, 1948. The added 13-pagepamphlet addressed to A.J. Walsh, Chairman of the Newfoundland Delegation, by Louis St. Laurent, Prime Minister of Canada. The two official Canadian Government photographs of the historic occasion, taken by The National Film Board of Canada, have been made even more memorable by the signature of the Premier of Newfoundland, Joey Smallwood. O'Dea,2692. Memorial University Libraries indicate one copy in presentation morocco binding. Amicus 1 record; 25cm taller, which must be an off print from Great Britain, Office of the Commonwealth. No listing or records located. .

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Time Was Away : Signed And Dated By John Minton Correct First Issue

      The First UK printing published by John Lehmann in 1948. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. The first issue binding with gilt titling on a dark green ground though this is moderately rubbed in places. Some pushing at the spine ends. The covers are marked and the gilt decoration to the spine is mildly dulled. Some toning to the text block and outer page edges. Some spotting to the pastedowns, prelims but much less so to the page edges in places. Neat previous owner's name to the front blank end paper. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good condition. Some edge wear with loss at the spine ends and wrapper edges (see images). Long closed tear to the front spine fold and a smaller tear to the lower front spine fold. Light toning to the spine portion. The wraparound wrapper design remains very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been Signed (without dedication) and dated ( 1955) by John Minton to the title page. Wonderful full page B/W and colour illustrations throughout by John Minton. A highlight of book illustration and increasingly scarce to find in any collectible condition. John Minton's signature is very scarce and this is only the second title we have handled with such attributes to date. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        Cry the Beloved Country A Story of Comfort in Desolation

      First edition. 8vo., original light brown cloth, dust jacket. London, Jonathan Cape.

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        Candide ou l'Optimisme

      Paris, Jean Porson 1948 - Edition of 250 copies including 46 original lithographs by Antoni Clavé. One of the 205 copies numbered from 46 to 250, on vélin de Rives. Includes original jacket and slipcase on cardboard, both illustrated with original lithographs by the artist. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Backfire. (Movie Poster)

      Hollywood, CA.: Warner Bros.. 1948- 1950.. One-sheet color silk-screen poster, 40 x 30 inches, for the 1950 Warner Brothers production "Backfire" directed by Vincent Sherman and starring Gordon MacRae, Edmond O’Brien, and Virginia Mayo (the film was completed in late 1948 but not released until 1950). The poster, a scarce item and in very good condition, was produced by Western Poster Company, San Francisco. "Backfire," a complicated drama involving numerous flashbacks, concerns a World War II veteran Bob Corey (MacRae), a nurse he meets while hospitalized, Julie Benson (Mayo), and Corey's good friend Steve Connolly (O'Brien). After considerable mayhem as the drama unfolds, including a near fatal attempt on Connolly's life, the film delivers a happy ending with the trio heading for Bob and Julie's new ranch. The poster is a striking graphic, bold in design and color, a worthy addition to a motion picture film noir archive. .

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        Bourlinguer

      - Denoël, Paris 1948, 12x18,5cm, relié sous étui. - Prima edizione, uno dei 25 esemplari numerati sul filo puro Lafuma, edizione deluxe. Legatura in pieno marocchino verde, colonna vertebrale liscio, oro guardie data coda e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, la testa dorata, le coperture e le parti posteriori conservati, cassa rivestita di pelle verde, all'interno di feltro verde, piatti di carta nella vasca, legatoria firmato Bichon. esempio raro e bellissimo piacevolmente stabilito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil Lafuma, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein maroquin vert, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, étui bordé de maroquin vert, intérieur de feutrine verte, plats de papier à la cuve, reliure signée de Bichon.  Rare et bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

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        Meidosems

      Les éditions du point du jour, Paris 1948 - Vol. in-8°, pp95. First book illustrated by Michaux. Edition of 296 copies including 12 lithographs by Michaux. One of the 250 copies on Pur Fil Johannot. Original slipcase on beige cardboard and inside original cover executed with the lithograph technique. External slipcase worn on edges and spine, otherwise excellent conditions. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 30% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 4500 euro.

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        Chagall Ou L'Orage Enchanté - Avec Envoi De Chagall

      Genève & Paris, Editions des trois collines (n° 4 de la Coll. "Les grands peintres par leurs amis") 1948 - 196pp. in-8 broché In-8 (246x188 mm), 196 pages. Livre broché, Couverture illustrée et rempliée. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et en couleurs. Avec envoi autographe signé de Chagall. Couverture en bon état général avec quelques frottements en tête et queue de dos. Intérieur propre. Poids: 560 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A SUBSTANTIAL AND INSIGHTFUL CORRESPONDENCE between Hollywood Film Producer & Director GABRIEL PASCAL and Theatrical Producer JEAN DALRYMPLE, Talent Agent ROBERT LANTZ & others regarding potential film projects and a stage production by Jean Renoir of Pirandello's "SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR", eventually hinting at Pascal's musical adaptation of Shaw's "Pygmalion" the blockbuster "MY FAIR LADY".

      New York, Hollywood, Rome, etc. June 9th, 1948 through July 23, 1953. [1953]., [1953].. - The substantial correspondence beginning June 9th, 1948 through July 23, 1953 documents the history of several attempted projects, including an attempt at a stage production of Pirandello's "Six Characters in Search of an Author" to be directed by Jean Renoir. The communication and exchange of letters between Gabriel Pascal, Jean Dalrymple, Robert Lantz and others consists of 12 telegrams by Pascal, 11 typed letters signed by Gabriel Pascal, including 3 with substantial annotations in ink by him, 8 retained copies of typed letters by Pascal, 2 letters of agreement signed by both Gabriel Pascal & Jean Dalrymple, 10 retained copies of typed letters signed by Jean Dalrymple, including one with substantial corrections in pencil by her. One typed letter signed by Dalrymple and another typed letter by Dalrymple, this one unsigned. 5 typed letters signed by Robert Lantz plus 5 retained copies of letters by Lantz. A typed letter signed by Leo S. Lavandero of Yale University's Department of Drama. 2 typed letters signed by John R. Beck, the treasurer of the Gabriel Pascal Enterprises, Inc. A typed letter signed by attorney Lee Moselle with annotations in ink by Pascal. A typed letter signed by attorney Howard I. Rubin with attached documents relating to the board of directors of the Gabriel Pascal Enterprises, Inc., and 2 copies of a press release by Gabriel Pascal distributed by Jean Dalrymple.The theatrical producer, publicist and agent Jean Dalrymple, was acting on Gabriel Pascal's behalf when he sent her the following telegram on June 9th, 1948: "Very urgent please obtain from General Motors .... following parts for Pontiac 1939 Model 30 HP 6 cylinder one clutch carbon pad thrust...." The receipt for the part and for several other purchases together with a 2 page typed account of his purchases and expenses are attached. It is interesting to note that among the items enumerated are such things as "Cigars Dunhill" , a fishing rod, and "Romeo & Juliet", the latter likely tickets for the play. In a typed letter dated January 7th, 1950, Gabriel Pascal writes about "Firestone - Jean Simmons Films" and signs himself "Your old brother Gabriel" following substantial regards penned in ink. In a telegram dated February 8th, 1950, Pascal indicates that "Selznick [is] offering me Gregory Pecks services for Devils Disciple ... if you can prove within this week that production money is secured I would be willing postpone Androcles to September...." By February 16th though, Pascal has abandoned the project. Writing from Rome "I stopped negotiations regarding Gregory Peck because Selznick's pretensions were too big...." and he has concerns that the financing attempts are not making a good impression with George Bernard Shaw. Signed "Gabriel" in green ink. In the retained copy of a letter dated June 9th, 1951, Jean Dalrymple mentions sending Gabriel Pascal a copy of "More Than Music". Pascal replies in a telegram dated August 25th, 1951 that "we definitely decided to proceed with the production of 'More Than Music' only and and forget the Liszt idea completely...." Though there are further discussions about the project, it appears that it did not get the necessary traction. In a playful letter on RKO Radio Pictures stationery dated April 7th, 1952, Gabriel Pascal refers to Jean Dalrymple's husband General Ginder: "I received the charming postcard from Cuba signed by you and 'The Colonel'. What is he preparing--a revolution against the real president?" In a typed letter signed by Robert Lantz dated November 22, 1952, the subject of staging a production of "Six Characters in Search of an Author" is broached. In a 2-page letter dated November 24, 1952 typed on her personal stationery, Jean Dalrymple urgently writes to Joseph B. Phillips at the State Department. Reminding Joe that Gabriel Pascal, "the producer and director of the George Bernard Shaw films - 'Pygmalion,' 'Major Barbara,' 'Caesar and Cleopatra,' and the soon-to-be-released 'Androcles and the Lion' -- is my very close friend and business associate" she seeks his help in resolving the immigration status of the mother of Gabriel's wife who was residing with them but is now in Mexico refused readmission into the States on the grounds that "being a Hungarian, she is a Communist". Having left Hungary for London in 1946, she was denied renewal of her passport by Communist officials in Hungary who confiscated her "white" passport while she was in Switzerland. Though the British Consul issued her a "travel certificate" she finds herself without a country and is now being denied reentry into the U.S. where she'd been living with her daughter and son-in-law. Jean Dalrymple has made numerous corrections and additions in pencil to the letter which was likely retyped by her secretary before sending. In a November 25, 1952 typed letter signed by Robert Lantz addressed to Jean Dalrymple, Lantz encloses a copy of Tyrone Guthrie's version of "Six Characters in Search of an Author" and suggests that "Joan McCracken would be interesting in the role". In much the same way that Jean addresses Gabriel Pascal as "Dear Gabby", Lantz here also affectionately refers to him as "Gabby". He also mentions the "Johnston version" (i.e. Dennis Johnston) which, over the course of several months will vie with Guthrie's version at all stages of correspondence and will include discussions as to that which Pirandello's estate is most comfortable with. In a December 4th, 1952 letter about the play, Gabriel Pascal mentions his appreciation for Jean's help in clearing up the mess with his mother-in-law's visa status. As the months go on, various actors are mentioned as possibly having an interest in playing roles or being considered for the roles in the Pirandello play. The names of Paulette Goiddard, Broderick Crawford, Ann Baxter, Deborah Kerr and others are suggested and the French film director Jean Renoir is considered as director. In a letter of December 15, 1952, Lantz writes to Pascal that "Miss Dalrymple seemed disappointed in her conversation with Mr. Guthrie, because Guthrie, as is his custom, is more interested in art than in business...." There are, throughout, some interesting discussions of the creative process. These include some interesting ideas from William McGaw which would include audience participation in the play. On December 26, 1952, Jean Dalrymple writes to "Gabby dear" sending him the "'acting version' of 'Six Characters' as done at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge.... I think this is by far the best version. It is not cluttered up with a lot of superfluous thoughts and ideas, egotistically superimposed by people who want to see their names printed on various 'versions' of classics!" At the bottom of a letter by attorney Lee Moselle enclosing copies of the agreement between Gabriel Pascal and Jean Dalrymple transferring to Dalrymple motion picture rights to Adolfo Torrado & Leandro Navarro's "Sieste Mujeres" ("Seven Women") Pascal has playfully penned "A Madame La Generalissima avec les compliments de la Maison!" This followed by three copies of the contract signed by both Gabriel Pascal & Jean Dalrymple. "Siete Mujeres" was initially made into a film in 1944. A subsequent Mexican film of the play was released in 1953 by Reforma Film, a company with which Pascal was involved. In a typed letter signed by Jean Dalrymple dated Friday July 10, [1953] on her personal stationery, Jean expresses both her affection and deep irritation with Pascal. There appear to be tensions over money as well as some other personal matters in regards to Pascal's wife Valerie who Pascal sought to divorce soon afterwards. "Gabby, dear" "Well, you old bandit!" Jean writes. "What's happened to you? You don't sound a bit like yourself! And poor darling Valerie is very unhappy about you, too!" Likely referring to Pascal's mistress, Jean writes: "I just hope it isn't that adventuress who got you $2,000...! But there must be somebody mixing you up -- because you don't sound like our own Gabby-the-pure-in heart!" She goes on to remind him that his "deal on 'The Millionairess'..." would never have happened without her so "how can you give me all that sh-t about the Wm Morris Agency, etc.!! You must think I'm a dope! Of course, if you want to be stingy - that's your own business and up to your own heart." She goes on: "No, I didn't send Renoir the Johnston script as there is only one and Lantz asked me not to... for the time being." Indicating that everyone seems to be expecting her to advance money to have copies made and to mail it to the Pirandello Estate, she proclaims "I'm not spending another nickel!" Yet, she closes with "I love you dearly, as always, and am your very, very, very best friend in the whole wide world.... so don't dictate another foolish letter to me! I am as big a bandit as you are - but I always take care of and love my friends!" "Deine" signed "Jean". In a postscript typed on a third sheet of paper, Jean Dalrymple stipulates that, as the deal for "The Millionairess" is also dependent on the deal for "Pygmalion", Pascal owes ten percent of the substantial sum he's received. "I hear from Shirley Berick that Jed is in Italy!" she continues "I'm sure the two of you are sitting there together and plotting something - probably against me! But you won't win - either one of you! ... Nein - nein!" It's not clear if Jean ever mailed this letter to Gabriel Pascal nor how their financial arrangements were resolved as Pascal makes no mention of it in a 3-page letter from Italy dated July 15, 1953 typed on his "Rinascimento Film S.A." stationery. In this letter, Pascal writing about "Six Characters..." states that the Pirandello Estate is willing to cooperate in every way and that it is imperative she "get in touch with Margulies and get the property away from Mr. Bill McGow because it seems impossible to work with that man. He told me he is willing to transfer the property to us...." Pascal goes on to spell out his financial arrangements. Although not specifically addressing concerns that Jean Dalrymple had expressed in her letter of the 10th one might assume that the business relationship resumed due to subsequent dealings. He mentions his relationship with his wife Valerie thus: "Don't worry about Valerie. We must find our harmony alone without the interference of friends. I know you mean well but my troubles are deeper than I can explain. I suffered super-humanly in America, was humiliated, blackmailed and treated so badly as never before in my life...." In a subsequent letter dated July 17, 1953, Pascal asks Jean if she can take care of a press release he's enclosed and asks if she can "Please send me your sweet story without music. I think I can put it in the program of Rinascimento Film...." Signed "Gabriel". Two copies of the press release, dated July 22, 1953 are included. The text of press release announces that Gabriel Pascal has reached a settlement with the Bernard Shaw Estate retaining the rights to "produce a musical stage play of 'Pygmalion' and to produce the following films: 'Doctor's Dilemma', 'Man and Superman', 'Don Juan in Hell', 'Devil's Disciple', and a musical motion picture of 'Pygmalion'...." In his book "Jean Renoir: A Biography" Pascal Merigeau writes of this period in Renoir's life: "...What seemed the most clearly defined project [for Renoir] in the spring of 1953 was by nature theatrical; it was directing a Pirandello play in New York, 'six characters...', an undertaking that could be followed by a film. The offer had come from Gabriel Pascal...."Born in Arad, Transylvania in what was then Austro-Hungary and now Romania, the film producer and director Gabriel Pascal (1894-1954) was the first to successfully bring the plays of George Bernard Shaw to the screen. True or not, Pascal claimed to have been an orphan rescued and raised by a troupe of gypsies before being taken to an orphanage. He studied at the Academy of the Hofburg Theater and went on to make films in Germany and Italy before traveling to Hollywood. A potential film project about the life of guru Sri Meher Baba took him to India where, seduced by the ascetic life, he remained for a while. Returning to the West, he struck up a friendship with George Bernard Shaw and gained the film rights to his plays. He produced "Pygmalion", "Major Barbara", "Caesar and Cleopatra" and Androcles and the Lion". "Caesar and Cleopatra", which was at the time the most expensive British movie ever made, was a financial disaster and Pascal struggled financially after that production. Shortly before his death in 1954 he was in the process of divorcing his wife Valerie. While preparing a trip to India, in a pique of anger, he penned a brief will on a piece of hotel stationery leaving everything to his mistress. He'd retained the rights to "Pygmalion" and was to produce Lerner and Loewe's adaptation of the musical as "My Fair Lady". Though he died penniless, the musical was launched on Broadway just months after his death, earning a fortune for his estate and leading to a highly publicized legal battle between his wife and his mistress.Jean Dalrymple (1902-1998) was the dynamic producer and director of theater and light-opera at Manhattan's City Center. Dalrymple began her career in Vaudeville, appearing with James Cagney and Carey Grant in the early 1930s. She was a founding member of the American Theatre Wing, the theatre service organization. She worked over the years as a personal manager for the likes of Leopold Stokowski, Mary Martin, Jose Iturbi, Andre Kostalanetz, Nathan Milstein, and Lily Pons. She began her work at City Center with its founding in 1943, serving as a board member, producer, and publicist. Her productions there from the 1940s through the 1960s were a revitalizing influence on the whole New York theatre scene. In 1951, Jean Dalrymple married Major-General Philip deWitt Ginder, commander of the Thunderbirds in Korea. She was a friend to Presidents and entertainment personalities throughout the world.Known as the talent agent to the stars Robert Lantz (1914-2007) ran his business from his office in New York City. He's once proclaimed "I never learned how to drive a car, because I want to make sure I can't live in Hollywood..." going on to say "I never entered Hollywood without my return ticket. Everything is phony". Despite his distance from tinsel town, he managed some of the biggest names in the theatrical and film industry, including Montgomery Clift, Myrna Loy, Elizabeth Taylor, Yul Brynner, Richard Burton, Peter Shaffer, Carson McCullers, Leonard Bernstein, Alan Jay Lerner, among many others. The son of a silent-film screenwriter, he was born in Berlin and frequently attended opening nights of plays. In one memorable instance, he was joined by Pirandello while attending a performance of O'Neill's "Strange Interlude". He started writing plays but the rise of the Third Reich forced his family to flee to England. He subsequently made his way to the U.S. after the head of the Berg-Allenberg Agency suggested that he open a branch of their firm in New York.

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        Photos 1954 - 1995. Hrsg. von Ulrich Binder & Pietro Mattiolo.

      gr.-4, 229 S. mit vielen, teils farbigen Fotos, Illustr. Orig.-Pappband. Erste Ausgabe.- Erste große Publikation des schweizer Fotografen, der seit 1948 im Homosexuellen- und Jugendmilieu fotografierte.- Eine Ecke minimal bestossen, schönes Exemplar.

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        Coroner Creek: Original Poster for the Bantam Books Paperback Movie Tie-In Edition

      New York: Bantam Books, 1948. Fine. Poster printed in black and orange for the first Bantam Books paperback edition issued to coincide with the release of the motion picture starring Randolph Scott and Marguerite Chapman. Approximately 22" x 28". Very faint stain in the right-hand margin, else fine. The poster reproduces the front wrap of the paperback with an image of Scott in the background from the film. Very uncommon.

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        Without Sorcery: Thirteen Tales

      [Philadelphia]: Prime Press, 1948. Deluxe first edition. Hardcover. Very good. L. Robert Tschirky. SIGNED. 355pp. Octavo [22 cm] in burgundy cloth with gilt spine title, in publisher's board slipcase. Lacks glassine jacket. Spine cocked and very slightly faded, else very light wear; interior is clean and crisp. Rubbing to slipcase at extremities. Signed by Sturgeon and Tschirky on front free endpaper as issued, with Sturgeon's personal inscription added: "To Dona S---- I accept the compliment! She takes the de luxe edition! With thanks, Theodore Sturgeon Sept '50." Limitation notice inscribed by publisher in ink on front pastedown: "One of eighty copies specially bound and signed by the author and artist. The Prime Press." Sturgeon's first book.

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        A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs. tome premier illustré de vingt-cinque gravures par J.E. Laboureur. Tome second illustré de vingt-cinqu gravrues par Jacques Boullaire.

      Paris, nrf. 1948 - Sprache: Französisch In 2 Bänden. 4°. 291 S.; 271 S. mit je 25 Radierungen von Laboureur und J. Boullaire. Originalbroschur in Schutzhülle und Schuber. Nr. 72/440 Exemplaren auf Vélin pur chiffon de Lana (neben 35 Ex. auf Rives). - Erste und einzige Ausgabe mit diesen Illustrationen. Von Jean Emile Laboureur seit 1935 vorgesehen entstand der erste Band mit den Radierungen im Art-Déco Stil, in Rötel gedruckt. 1942 verstarb Laboureur und erst nach dem Ende des Krieges wurde die Ausgabe durch Jacques Boullaire im Stil und Geist von Laboureur beendet. Die Ausgabe überzeugt durch die Verwendung einer Schrifttype die von Deberny et peignot für diese Ausgabe hergestellt wurde. - Rücken der Kartonhüllen verblasst, Schuber mit leichtem Lichtrand, sonst neuwertig.

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        Other Voices, Other Rooms

      New York: Random House(1948). 1st edition/1st printing.Stated First Printing of this author's first book, and signed by the Truman Capote on the half-title page (just his name; no inscription). This book is bound in beige cloth with unfaded red lettering on the spine. It is very clean, without handwriting or markings other than the author's signature, and very firmly bound. It has some slight shelfwear to the cloth at the very edges of the spine ends, and the lower front corner is lightly bumped. The dustjacket is clean, crisp and price intact ($2.75). It has some light edge wear, 2 completely closed short edge tears, a few small surface rubs, and the spine is very slightly darkened, extending onto a small area of Capote's shirt sleeve nearest the spine (otherwise his picture on the back panel is fine). Altogether a very handsome example of this scarce book and its dustjacket, and particularly scarce signed. ; Signed by Author, 10, 20, NF/VG+

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        80 CANTI DELLA MONTAGNA CON MUSICA

      DALMATIA DI LUCIANO MORPURGO, ROMA 1948 - ITALIANO IV ed. ampliata, pagine brunite da fattore tempo e qualità della carta, con fioritura, piccole illustrazioni in nero ed oltre ai testi anche i rispettivi spartiti, brossura editoriale illustrata, scolorita al dorso, usura ai bordi ed alone al piatto anteriore

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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. das Buch ist völlig neu eingebunden unter Verwendung der Originalmaterialien. Eines von zweihundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 175. 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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        Le promeneur accompagné

      - Textes prétextes, Paris 1948, 23x28,5cm, en feuilles sous étui. - Edizione illustrata con 11 incisioni e 11 originali in legno Jean Frélaut e stampato 271 copie numerate su Arches, il nostro uno dei 20 fuori commercio riservata ai dipendenti. Ex libris di famiglia Frélaut incollato su una guardia. indietro insolated della camicia a manica ed avente piccoli strappi nella parte superiore e inferiore. L'invio autografo firmato e datato Jean Frélaut sua figlia Mary arricchito con una matita disegno che rappresenta la Senna con alberi. La nostra copia è inoltre arricchito con un bellissimo acquerello originale di Jean Frélaut ha firmato, consistente in uno studio questo testo e messa in scena di pescatori gettavano le linee sulla piattaforma dei piedi Pont Neuf Mégisserie.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 11 eaux-fortes et 11 bois originaux de Jean Frélaut et imprimée à 271 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches, le nôtre un des 20 hors commerce réservés aux collaborateurs. Ex-libris de la famille Frélaut encollé sur une garde. Dos de la chemise-étui insolé et comportant de petites déchirures en tête et en pied. Envoi autographe daté et signé de Jean Frélaut à sa fille Marie enrichi d'un dessin au crayon de papier représentant les quais de Seine arborés. Notre exemplaire est aussi enrichi d'une belle aquarelle originale de Jean Frélaut qu'il a signée, consistant en une étude pour ce texte, et mettant en scène des pêcheurs lançant leurs lignes sur le quai de la Mégisserie aux pieds du Pont-Neuf.  

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        The Four Books, Confucian Classics: Translated from the Chinese Texts, Rectified and Edited with an Introduction by Cheng Lin [Analects of Confucius, Great Learning, Doctrine of the Mean, Mencius]

      Shanghai: The World Publishers, 1948 - First edition, first printing. Small octavo, 18.6*13.8cm, xxxviii,487p. Pages evenly tanned from age, otherwise a very good hardcover. Extremely scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Volga naît en Europe

      - Domat, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - Edizione originale della traduzione francese della carta corrente. autografo Firmato di Curzio Malaparte Roger Allard "... questi ricordi per domani .." Piacevoli esemplare in vista della fragilità di carta di qualità scadente. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française sur papier courant. Envoi autographe signé de Curzio Malaparte à Roger Allard " ... ces souvenirs de demain.." Agréable exemplaire au regard de la fragilité de ce papier de mauvaise qualité.

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