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        Tom and Jerry's Bartender's Guide: How to Mix Drinks

      Chicago: The Charles T. Powner Co, 1948. Very Good. 128 pp. Orange wraps, printed in black and red. Revised 1948 edition. Very Good. Light wear and a light stain to wraps; price stamped on front cover. Slightly over-opened at front hinge. An extensive cocktail guide, with an alphabetical index at rear.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Painting as a Pastime

      London: Odhams Press Limited and Ernest Benn Limited,, 1948. Octavo (218 x 138 mm). Finely bound by Maltby's of Oxford in mid-20th-century red half morocco, twin blue-green morocco labels, raised bands with dotted rule gilt, compartments panelled in gilt, red cloth sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Black and white frontispiece, 15 plates with 18 colour illustrations. Very faint spotting to frontispiece. A handsomely bound copy in excellent condition. First edition in book form, first impression. Painting as a Pastime was originally published across two issues of Strand Magazine in December 1921 and January 1922.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Postwar Speeches, a full set of jacketed first editions: The Sinews of Peace, Europe Unite, In the Balance, Stemming the Tide, and The Unwritten Alliance

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1948. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. Here is a superior jacketed set of all five of Churchill's post-WWII speech volumes, challenging to assemble in such condition. These volumes span the period from Demobilization in late 1945, when Churchill was Leader of the Opposition, through his second Premiership (1951-1955) into a time when Churchill passes "into a living national memorial" of the time he has lived and the Nation, Empire, and free world he has served. The events encompassed by these years are in many ways no less dramatic than those of the war years - the unraveling of the British Empire, the post-war recovery, the onset of the Cold War, Soviet acquisition of the atomic bomb, development of the hydrogen bomb, and the beginning of the space age (to name a few). These postwar speech volumes are much scarcer than Churchill?s War Speeches volumes; all five of these books had only a single printing each. Moreover, not all of the fourth volume?s sheets were issued in a binding cloth and dust jacket matching the rest of the volumes; the later issue dust jacket is solid black with no matching oak leaf border at the top and bottom edges. Also of note, the fifth and final volume, The Unwritten Alliance, is the last of Churchill's books published in his lifetime and was issued only in Britain, with no U.S. edition. All five volumes in this set are in fine condition in very good plus or better dust jackets. All five cloth bindings are clean, tight, and square with sharp corners, bright spine gilt, unfaded spines, and virtually no wear. The contents of all five volumes are uniformly bright and unusually clean. Trivial spotting appears confined to the top edge and pastedowns of Europe Unite and top edge of The Unwritten Alliance. The only previous ownership marks are a decorative book plate affixed to the front pastedown of In the Balance (The "House of Belt" bookplate testifies that this volume came from the private collection of Dr. Elmer Belt, 1893-1980, renowned surgeon and noted bibliophile.) and an inked owner name and date on the upper left corner of The Unwritten Alliance front pastedown. The dust jackets are all unclipped, retaining the original front flap prices. All five dust jackets are bright, clean, and highly complete, with only minor wear to extremities apart from a 1.5 inch closed tear to the upper front face corner of The Unwritten Alliance, and fractional chipping at The Sinews of Peace and In the Balance spine heads with a .5 inch closed tear at the In the Balance upper front face. Stemming the Tide has the more desirable and elusive first state dust jacket and is an impressive example, with only incidental wear to the spine head and corners and a tiny scuff to the lower rear hinge. Dust jackets for The Unwritten Alliance were notoriously poorly printed, and consequently are almost always rubbed or streaked, with orange showing through the black background. This example of The Unwritten Alliance has strong spine presentation, with the typical orange streaks modest and confined to the front face. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A241.1, A246.1, A255.1, A264.1, A273; Woods/ICS A124(a), A128(a), A130(a), A137(a), A142; Langworth pages 184, 296, 301, 309, 338

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        A large archive of material featuring ten (1 autogr. and 9 typed) letters to Wsevolode Grünberg and a short autograph note by Einstein, an ALS by Elsa Einstein and 2 TLS by Helene Dukas. Accompanied by a large archive of Grünberg's papers, consisting of well over 1,000 pages of material including some of his original drawings for his hydrofoil improvements, copies of his patents, etc.

      Princeton (NJ), Peconic, New York and Saranac Lake (NY), 1939 to 1948. - I: Albert Einstein. Mostly 4to. Altogether 11 pp. II: - Elsa Einstein: 8vo. 2 pp. - III: Helene Dukas. 4to. 2 pp. Grünberg, who later in life changed his name to Waldemar A. Craig, was an aeronautical engineer who developed an important design for the hydrofoil. The letters accompany a large archive of Grünberg's papers, consisting of well over 1,000 pages of material including some of his original drawings for his hydrofoil improvements, copies of his patents, (including a large dossier of declassified tests performed in the years immediately following WWI), photographs, correspondence, and other related documents and ephemera. - Grünberg, the nephew of a close friend of Einstein, appears to have become acquainted with Albert and his second wife Elsa sometime in the late 1920s or early 1930s, if not personally, by correspondence. In an undated letter from Berlin, written sometime before 1932, Elsa Einstein commented to Grünberg: "I am assuming you are just as kind and clever as you uncle, our dear friend. My husband and I were so glad having been able doing this small favor for you. Mr. Dunne wrote a most gracious note to us from Florida. In particular I want to thank you for the delicious grapefruits [.]" and adding "Feel free to call on me anytime, if you think I could be of help. Please be sure and do". - Apparently Grünberg took her advice, and travelling to the United States in 1939 approached Einstein for an introduction to fellow engineers in the U. S. in order to demonstrate his hydrofoil designs. The two met in June 1939 at the home of Irving Lehman in Port Chester, New York. - In addition to the introduction to the American engineering community, Einstein also agreed to handle a complex inheritance matter for Grünberg. On 1 July 1939, the same day he recommended Grünberg to his American associates, he wrote to him that he had written "a most insistent letter to Mr. Plesch in which I suggested to name an arbitrator in the inheritance matter who would be agreeable to you as well as to me and who could personally communicate with Mr. Plesch and yourself". Enclosing the letter to Dr. Lewis, Einstein advised, "I cannot understand though, how you could succeed to find a position here without a valid residence permit. I urge you to carefully investigate this subject prior to making use of the enclosed letter". Einstein continued to assist Grünberg with the inheritance issue, acting as a go-between Grünberg in the U. S. and Mr. Plesch in France. - Despite some annoyances, Einstein did what he could for Grünberg both for his inheritance and his scientific pursuits - Grünberg's personal papers concern his research on his hydrofoil designs which he first developed in France. The archive includes some of Grünberg's original drawings demonstrating applications for his design as well as some manuscript calculations in his hand, some original U. S. patent certificates for several inventions, one German patent awarded to him in 1930, original photographs, likely from the early 1930s, and several magazines including Popular Science and others discussing Grünberg's work and designs. - Detailed description available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Las Botas de Siete Leguas. Viaje a la Alcarria

      Madrid, Revista de Occidente 1948 - 223 páginas. . 23 x 17 cm. Primera edición del libro. ejemplar dedicado por el autor a Guillermo de Torre: "A Guillermo con las llaves de mi casa- Madrid-23. Enero-52" [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      Siena, Italy: Printed for Olga Rudge by Tip. Nuova, 1948. 1st Edition [Gallup A59]. Stapled green wrappers printed in black. Ex-academic library, with only a small, four-letter stamp to the head of the copyright page; no other library markings. Spine heavily sunned; light sunning to wrappers; gentle bump/crease to upper corner throughout; margins toned. Interior otherwise clean, binding sound. VG.. 33, [1] pp. 8vo. 8-3/8" x 6-3/16" Limited edition of roughly 300 copies, this copy, like most, unnumbered. Includes five of Pound's talks "printed from the original rough drafts. No cuts corrections or changes have been made." Includes: "e. e. cummings/examind"; "James Joyce: to his memory"; "A French Accent"; "Canto 45"; and "Blast." An uncommon title.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Summer and Smoke

      New York: Signet Books # D2019, 1948. Book. Very Good. Mass Market Paperback. Inscribed By Author. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Housed in a custom made clear Lucite box. Business card of the dedicatee laid in..

      [Bookseller: Peter Austern & Co. Books & Ephemera]
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        Seid ihr alle da ? Kasperle-Bilder von Horst Janssen. Mit Versen von Rolf Italiaander. EA. - die erste Buchveröffentlichung von Horst Janssen. Im Druckvermerk mit der Angabe: "Horst Janssen, geboren 1929, zeichnete die Kasperlebilder im Sommer 1947 als Schüler der Graphikklasse Mahlau an der Landeskunstschule Hamburg".

      Hamburg, Hermann Laatzen Verlag, 1948. - 8 nn. Bll. Mit farb. ill. Titel, 11 farbigen Textillustrationen und 2 farbigen Einbandillustrationen von Horst Janssen. Quer-Gr.8° (22,8 x 16,3 cm), farb. ill. OKarton (Softcover). Einband gering berieben und etwas gebräunt; Vorderdeckel mit kleiner Knickspur in der oberen Ecke und winziger Knickspur in der unteren Ecke; leichte Stoßspur am unteren Kapital - auch die Blätter hier durchgehend mit leichter Stoßspur. Durchaus ein gutes Exemplar des empfindlichen Bandes. Doderer/Müller 1218 (Janssen u. Italiaander); Doderer II, 34 (Italiaander). Buch DE [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: AixLibris Antiquariat Klaus Schymiczek]
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        Arts Antiques de l'Asie Occidentale á Partir du IVe Millenaire avant J.C. et les Origines des Motifs de la Céramique Islamique Archaique.

      394 pp. scholarly study of ancient Middle Eastern artworks, incl. Sumerian, Cappadocian, Persian and Babylonian items, and their influence on later motifs in Islamic pottery, contributions by numerous noted scholars, ext. notes, bibliography, list, map, 524 plates from drawings after objects and decorative motifs, 30 plates from photographs. 4to. New cloth. Nice (Mathieu) 1948.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        Other Voices Other Rooms

      Random House, 1948 FIRST EDITION of Truman Capote's Other Voices Other Rooms. Published in New York Random House in 1948. First Printing stated on copyright page. Book fine, DJ near fine, especially nice copy. DJ price reads $2.75. Comes in custom-made collector's cloth slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Autograph letter signed to Penelope Betjeman

      1948. 2pp. on 1ff. foolscap paper. Handwritten letter from David Jones to Penelope Betjeman (née Chetwode), dated 15 July '48, containing an interesting look at Catholicism in Jones's life, art, and relationships. The letter begins by describing a re-enacted a 3rd century Mass hosted by liturgical scholar Gregory Dix. Jones was very impressed with Dix himself, saying that he was "admirable - his discourse excellent... informative and interesting." He was less impressed with the staging, complaining of the costuming ("the effect of which, to the eye, was rather like a Freemason's dinner") and the decor ("with a bloody great organ above the stage partly obscured by the worst and biggest Crucifix I've ever seen, which is saying a great deal!"). Nevertheless, the demonstration did "help me to see more clearly what a mass at the time of Hippolytus was like." Jones also mentions that he is currently reading Dix's Shape of the Liturgy, which "is packed full of illuminating material & I do like his kind of mind." The liturgical research that Jones is doing here may have been preliminary work for The Anathemata, Jones's second long poem, which is set during the Consecration of the Mass. Jones also discusses his recent art show, which was held at the Redfern Gallery in 1948. He expresses regret that Penelope's husband, poet John Betjeman, and T. S. Elliot could not attend, as he "did want both of them to see it, especially." Since Penelope was especially taken with Vexilla Regis, Jones sends along pictures, although it's "not like a photo is any use - but it is better than that awful reproduction in the catalogue." Vexilla Regis was the culmination of the tree studies that Jones painted while staying at Northwick Lodge in Harrow following his nervous breakdown in 1947. The complex painting is replete with Catholic imagery and symbolism, and may have appealed to Penelope for precisely that reason. Penelope converted to Roman Catholicism in 1948, and became quite devoted to her new faith. Penelope and her husband later separated, and her conversion was likely a contributing factor, as John remained with the Anglican Church. Jones closes by complaining briefly of his health ("I'm not well at present - I've got some damned diarrhoea - a kind of gastric flu, a foul thing and feel very depressed") and deferring Penelope's offer to come and visit with her. He signs the letter, "God bless. Love from David. P.S. Please give my love to John." Folded for mailing and a little browned, else in fine condition.

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        THE POST-WAR SPEECHES - The Sinews of Peace, Europe Unite, In the Balance, Stemming the Tide, and The Unwritten Alliance

      Cassell & Co., Ltd, 1948. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 5 Vols., 8vo. 8-3/4" x 5-5/8". bound in recent full dark blue morocco leather, ribbed gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered red morocco spine labels, spine panels gilt with Rampant Lion device, covers ruled in gilt, all edges gilt.

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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell and Co., 1948-54.. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 6 volumes; Octavo. Elegantly hand-bound in half green morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt decoration to spines; marbled boards; top edges gilt. With several maps. Edges a little dusty, one or two minor marks within. A handsome set. 'This is not history; this is my case.' The author's most famous work, and the books that brought most readers to Churchill.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Second World War, full set of six British first editions

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Here is a full set of British first editions of The Second World War, 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." Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. Consequently, superior jacketed sets have become scarce. This set features very good plus or better volumes in very good dust jackets. The black cloth bindings are square, clean, and tight with sharp corners and bright spine gilt. The contents remain unusually clean. We find no previous ownership marks. Spotting is remarkably light for the edition, primarily confined to the Volume I & II page edges. The red-stained top edges vary from strong color to only moderate sunning. The dust jackets are all unclipped, retaining the original lower front flap prices. The jackets are complete apart from fractional chipping to the Volume I jacket spine ends and corners, though this jacket compensates with exceptionally bright shelf appearance. The jackets show no appreciable soiling. The red spine subtitles all remain legible, though most do show mild evidence of the spine toning endemic to the edition. All six dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. Please note that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      New York: Works Publishing, Inc, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, twelfth printing. Very Good, with creasing to front cover, finish to cloth on front seems dulled as if perhaps wiped dry, tape ghosts to end sheets, in a Very Good twelfth printing dust jacket, with a chip at the rear panel, and a crease along the front joint which is split 2.5 inches at the top end, and 1 inch at the bottom.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Xilografies Gironines.

      2 vols., 336, 326 pp. detailed scholarly catalogue of woodblock prints created in Girona, Spain, dating from the 17th through the 19th centuries, collected and used by, among others, the printing company Carreras, 880 illus. (some in color) throughout the text, incl. initials, motifs, symbols, borders, and vignettes, often of a religious nature. Lg. 4to. Dec. cloth. Girona (Gironella) 1948. One of 490 copies.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        [Post-War Speeches:]

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd,, 1948?61. The Sinews of Peace; Europe Unite; In The Balance; Stemming The Tide; The Unwritten Alliance. Edited by Randolph S. Churchill. 5 volumes, octavo. Original varicoloured cloth, spines lettered in gilt or silver. With the dust jackets. An excellent set in bright jackets with the occasional minor nick or short closed tear. First editions, first impressions.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Road Through the Wall, The

      New York Farrar, Straus 1948 First Edition of the author's first book. Small 8vo: [8],271,[1]pp. Publisher's coarsely woven tangerine cloth, spine lettered in white, pictorial dust jacket priced $2.75. Near Fine or better (lightly shelf-worn; pages toned, as usual; edges spotted) in a bright, about Fine jacket (flap edges slightly dust-soiled and browned). Near Fine

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        1948 Henri Matisse Nice, Travail et Joie Mourlot Lithograph

      1948 - "Nice, Travail et Joie" by Henri Matisse, Unsigned Lithograph printed in 1948 from an edition size of 10000. The overall is size of the Lithograph is 39.25 x 25 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as C: Several Signs of use and handling, some visible marks. Here is some supplemental information about the Lithograph: Lithograph in ten colors printed by Mourlot in 1948. The image was especially designed by Matisse to promote the city of Nice in the south of France. The edges are heavily worn. The image is slightly creased in some areas. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Verzamelde werken.

      - Bussum/ Den Haag, Van Dishoeck/ Stols, 1948. Vier delen. Verguld heelperkament (bandstempels Helmut Salden). Deels onafgesneden. Koppen verguld. Onopengesneden. 264; 232; 224; 280 p. Gelijkgenummerde prachtset.* Eén van de 50 genummerde luxe-exemplaren op geschept papier van Van Gelder. Exemplaren in heelperkament zijn zeldzaam. Van Dijk 825.Bijgevoegd: G.H. 's-Gravesande, Over A. Roland Holst. Bij de uitgave van zijn Verzamelde werken. Bussum/ Den Haag, Van Dishoeck/ Stols, 1948. Geniet. 12 p. Met (ongebruikt) bestelbiljet.

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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 (206 x 136 mm). Contemporary fine binding by Maltby's of Oxford in red half morocco, twin blue-green morocco labels, raised bands with dotted rule gilt, compartments panelled in gilt, red cloth sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. With diagrams and tables throughout the text. A fine set. First editions, first impressions, 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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        Hollywood on Trial (First Edition, signed by every member of the Hollywood Ten)

      New York: Boni and Gaer, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. Signed by author Gordon Kahn and by each of the ten men indicted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, known collectively to history as the "Hollywood Ten": Herbert Biberman, John Howard Lawson, Dalton Trumbo, Lester Cole, Samuel Ornitz, Adrian Scott, Edward Dmytryk, Albert Maltz, Ring Lardner Jr. and Alvah Bessie. One of the most ardent, important, and influential defenses of free speech ever to be published. By the screenwriter of "All Quiet on the Western Front "and "The African Queen," who was himself blacklisted after testifying in front of HUAC, an intensely personal and highly intelligent account of the proceeding which began in October of 1947. Included are transcriptions from the actual hearings with commentary and insight provided by Kahn and statements from numerous celebrities including Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, and Gene Kelly. The text ends with a quick biography of the ten men focused on by HUAC, listing their numerous writing and directing credits. In return for his efforts, Kahn was the target of harassment and denunciations by neighbors and "friends," and endured ongoing surveillance by the FBI until his death in 1962. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Board edges rubbed. Jacket has minor chipping and a few short closed tears, with some light fading to the spine. In a custom clamshell box.

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        Other Voices, Other Rooms

      Random House, 1948 A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. First Printing stated on the copyright page. Has original printed price of $2.75 on the front flap of the dust jacket. A small bookseller's sticker is affixed to the front free endpaper. Negligible edgewear. One very small water spot on the top edge. Some darkening to gutters and foxing t rear paste-down. Dust jacket has a very small amount of rubbing at one corner and spine end; else fine. Comes housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        Other VOICES Other ROOMS

      Other Voices, Other Rooms Truman CapotePublished by Random House (1948) Book Condition: Very Good/Dust Jacket Very Good+*SIGNED on title page*1st Edition/1st PrintingBook has some minor flaws but overall an excellent and very rare addition for that special library. 1] Some minor edge chipping to dust jacket but no major DJ flaws2] Lite spotting to top block3] Lite damp stain apparent to lower portion of book board,rear paste down and rear blank page4] Some darkening to front paste down and first blank page from insertion of newspaper clipping of the Capote signingPlease check all of our pictures. Dust jacket now enclosed in new clear Mylar protectorBut all in all an extremely nice copy of this rare signed and relatively fragile 67 year old book.Absolutely no odor ! Rarity of book is increased because I don't believe Capote signed his books on the title page very often ? Board corners are all nice sharp and undamaged..Capote's first book with his controversial, extravagant pose for the rear dust jacket..Truman Capote was a happening, a cultural event, a whirlwind seldom seen to appear on the American landscape..Great piece of history and Americana here..

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        Crusade in Europe.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1948. Signed limited first edition. Thick octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, top edge gilt, original acetate. Signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, number 299 of 14556 copies. Fine in the original acetate, which is in fine condition. Original slipcase in near fine condition with light rubbing. A very sharp example. Five-star General Dwight D. Eisenhower was arguably the single most important military figure of World War II. For many historians, his memoirs of this eventful period of U.S. history have become the single most important record of the war. Crusade in Europe tells the complete story of the war as Eisenhower planned and lived it. Through his eyes, the enormous scope and drama of the war-strategy, battles, moments of fateful decision-become fully illuminated in all their fateful glory. "Eisenhower gives the reader true insight into the most difficult part of a commander's life" (New York Times).

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        Joan of Arc [Joan of Lorraine] (Original screenplay for the 1948 film)

      Culver City, CA: Sierra Pictures / RKO Radio Pictures, 1948. Draft script for the 1948 film, "Joan of Arc," here under its working title, "Joan of Lorraine." Original scripts from Fleming's films rarely are seen on the market. Based on Maxwell Anderson's play, "Joan of Lorraine." Anderson's play debuted on Broadway in 1946, ran for 199 performances at the Alvin Theatre, and closed in 1947. Ingrid Bergman, who stars as Joan in the film, also starred in the play, and won the 1947 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. The film won three Academy Awards. Director Victor Fleming's final film, featuring Bergman as Joan of Arc, the 15th-century French peasant girl who led the French in battle against the invading English. Bergman portrays the martyr as a strong and spiritual figure who proves her devotion to the Dauphin (Jose Ferrer), later to become the King of France. She wins an alliance with the Governor of Vaucouleurs and the courtiers at Chinon, leads her army in the Battle of Orleans, is betrayed by the Burgundians. Joan was captured, tortured, and ultimately executed by the English, and was later made a Catholic saint. Set in the village of Domremy, shot on location in California. Tan titled wrappers. Distribution page present, undated, with receipt removed, noted as copy No. 400. Title page integral with distribution page. 163 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 158. Mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with two gold brads.

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        Darker Than You Think

      Reading, Penn.: Fantasy Books. NF/VG+. 1948. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 1st edition/1st printing. #81 of 500 limited edition copies SIGNED/INSCRIB ED by author on limitation page: 'To Phillip Lee Best wishes - and 'ware the witches! Jack Williamson' . One of my personal favorites! A wonderful story both of horror/fantasy and of the darkness in all of us. A story you'll never forget. Near fine book in the preferred dark green binding that is straight, clean, very tight and has no handwriting in it other than the author's inscription, with a bit of shelving wear to upper spine end (slight wrinkles to cloth edge at that upper end), in a price intact, crisp and clean dustjacket with a couple of very small chips to upper spine end and 1 tiny, completely closed edge tear upper front panel, with very little of the normal rubbing this uncoated paper dustjacket seems to accumulate. There are also some light handling smudges to the white of the back panel. Lovely copy of a scarce book! ; Signed by Author .

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        The Third Man Second Draft Script

      [Culver City: David O. Selznick,] 19 July, 1948. Typescript, original blue wrappers, typescript titles to covers, copy number "21" added in blue ink stamp. Housed in a dark blue flat back cloth solander box. An excellent copy. Second draft script. The in-house mimeographed script of the American adaptation as produced by David O. Selznick. Greene originally developed The Third Man as a film treatment in association with Alexander Korda and Selznick. Friction between the parties led to battles which would impact considerably on the finished film. These arguments were mostly due to Selznick's somewhat paranoid views regarding homosexuality, anti-Americanism and perversely Greene's casting of the central characters as British. Eventually many of the changes demanded by Selznick would be adopted including the nationality of the central characters, the abandonment of Holly for Rollo and the alteration to several minor roles. However many of the revisions evidenced in the present draft were refused by Reed and Korda which refusal would lead to the production of two quite distinct versions of the final release one for the US audience the other for general release. Whilst this draft is far from the finished article it allows great insight into the working process by which Selznick imposed his will onto this quintessentially British film.

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        Die Zustände in Berlin werden immer friedensmäßiger, er ist schon fast so wie im Jahren 1932! (Reinzeichnung auf Karton, Mischtechnik)

      (1948) 1948 - 45 x 33 cm. Soll laut rückseitiger Notiz im Ulenspiegel 1 / 1950 erschienen sein, also schon nach Holtz' Prozess. Demnach dort in veränderter farbgebung, nämlich in Schwarz, Blau und rotstichigem Gelb. Verso von Holtz signiert, und mit dem Stempel von Herbert Sandberg. Karl Holtz (1899 - 1978) war sicherlich einer der besten und produktivsten linken Karikaturisten und Illustratoren der Weimarer Republik. Er arbeitete für SPD-Publikationen, für USPD und KPD, bis hin zum Syndikalist. Während des NS hatte er als Pressezeichner Berufsverbot, er schuf aber, meist anonym oder unter Pseudonym, Umschlagillustrationen für zahlreiche Kriminalromane (teils bei Auffenberg, wo ja früher die 'Ente' erschienen war). Von 1939 bis März 1945 (Desertion) war er Soldat, und dann begann seine zweite Karriere. Die fand allerdings bald eine Ende, als eine 1948 in der Schweizerischen Zeitschrift 'Nebelspalter' veröffentlichte Stalin-Karikatur zur Verhaltung und einer Verurteilung wegen 'antisowjetischer Agitation' zu 25 Jahren Zwangsarbeit führte. Bis 1956 saß er in Bautzen ein. Danach wieder Arbeit für DDR-Verlage, die NBI, etc.(biographische Angaben nach Wolfgang U. Schüttes 2004 an entlegenem Ort, der Zeitschrift 'Vitrine', veröffentlichten Bio-Bibliographie). Der Ulenspiegel wurde übrigens auch 1950 eingestellt, und Sandberg, der bereits 1949 als 'Formalist' attackiert worden war, verlor 1957 nochmal die Leitung eines Blattes (Bildende Kunst). Zum Reiz von Holtz' Zeichnungen trägt oft der enorme Detailreichtum bei, sowie die Spannung zwischen (scheinbar) kühl-perfekter Zeichentechnik und grotesker Bildfindung. 1200 Sprache: ger [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada

      Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin, 1948. Tan cloth. xix, 132, 128 pages. 64 b&w photos by Ansel Adams. Dust jacket has chips and tears, tape repairs. Light wear to corners of boards. Contents clean and tight. Inscribed to editor Charlotte Mauk and signed by Ansel Adams in 1949. A very special copy of this remarkable book! . First Edition. Very Good/Very Good.

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        One Arm

      New Directions Books, 1948 A handsomely rebound signed limited edition in full burgundy morocco leather stamped in gilt, marbled endpapers, number 6 of fifty copies printed on Virgil paper and signed by Tennessee Williams on the colophon page. This was Paul Bowles copy, signed by him and with the word Tangier written by him on the front preliminary page. Slight aging to contents, else fine in a fine custom-made linen clamshell case.. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Pierres Levees. With an original lithograph signed in pencil by Matisse

      Pierres Levees Jules Romains. Paris, Flammarion, 1948. Poems by Jules Romains accompanied by an original lithograph signed in pencil by Matisse. Limited in 340 copies, printed on Velin de Lana paper. Loose as issued in paper wrappers, chemise and slipcase Condition: Slipcase and chemise with minor wear. Wrappers tanned, inside scattered stains in several pages, lithograph in very good condition. A good copy in very good condition.

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

      Rastatt, 1948. 4°. Orig.pappbände, Einband staubig und teils lichtrandig, Maschinenschriftliche Niederschriften, innen recht gut; RARITÄT Band I: Einführungsbericht: Die Nationalsozialistische Arbeits-Zwangspolitik (41 S.); Band II: Die durch Hermann Röchling als Beauftragter für die Eisenindustrie in Moselle und Meurthe-Moselle betriebene Arbeiter-Einsatzpolitik (69 S.); Band III: Die von Hermann Röchling im Rahmen der Reichsvereinigung Eisen angewandte Politik der Zwangsarbeit (40 S.); Band IV: Die Verantwortlichkeit Hermann Röchlings und der Leiter der Werke in Völklingen in Bezug auf Arbeits- und Lebensbedingungen der ausländischen Arbeitskraft (116 S.); Band 2: Vorlagen von Herrn Charles Gerthoffer Commissaire du Gouvernement (S. 108-234); Band 3: Vorlagen von Herrn Charles Gerthoffer Commissaire du Gouvernement (S. 235-371); Band 4: Vorlagen von Herrn Charles Gerthoffer Commissaire du Gouvernement (S. 372-481); Band 5: Vorlagen von Herrn Charles Gerthoffer Commissaire du Gouvernement (S. 482-571); Band 6: Vorlagen von Herrn Charles Gerthoffer Commissaire du Gouvernement (S. 572-638) ////////////// Die Rastatter Prozesse waren etwa 20 große Strafverfahren mit zusammen mehr als 2000 Angeklagten, die zwischen 1946 und 1954 in der französischen Besatzungszone auf der Grundlage des Kontrollratsgesetzes Nr. 10 gegen Verantwortliche des Deutschen Reichs zur Zeit des Nationalsozialismus durchgeführt wurden. ///////// Hier die Unterlagen zum Röchling-Prozeß, vermutlich fehlt der 1. Band Vorlagen v. Charles Gerthoffer ///////// In Colmar aufgewachsen, studierte Doll zunächst Jura in Straßburg und verließ das Elsass aber während der deutschen Besatzungszeit, \"da er kein Richter der Deutschen sein wollte\". In späteren Jahren war er als Richter in Colmar und in Nordfrankreich tätig. Ein Höhepunkt war aber die Berufung an das höchste französische Gericht, dem \"Cours de Cassation\", in Paris. Im Alter von 67 Jahren verstarb Doll in Paris. 1948 hat Doll einen Teil seiner juristischen Ausarbeitungen zum Röchling-Prozess publiziert. 2011 erhielt das Kreisarchiv Rastatt den Nachlaß von Paul-Julien Doll zum Prozeß von seiner Tochter //////////// Die Sammlung stammt vom Karlsruher Journalist und Historiker Josef Werner (gest. März 2016), der regelmäßig für Karlsruher und Rastatter Zeitungen über den Prozeß schrieb. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Eppler]
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        The Great Gatsby

      UK: Grey Walls. London, Grey Walls, 1948. Second UK edition, first impression. First edition thus. Near fine with a little light edge wear, . Near Fine. Hardback. 2nd Edition. 1948.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Reiter in Gebirgslandschaft. Mischtechnik auf Papier.

      1948 - 1948. Bildgrösse26x33 cm. 1 Blatt, unten rechts signiert u. datiert. Gerahmt unter Glas 41x47 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Les mauvais coups

      First edition, one of 40 numbered copies on vellum of the Marais, only large paper.Signed autograph of Roger Vailland Max-Philippe Delatte "... the less badly arranged my novels ..."A small trace of insolation in the top and bottom of the back, first guard lightly shaded.  Editions du Sagittaire Paris 1948 12x19cm broché

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        The Second World War, 6 vols

      8vo. 6 vols.; original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, in original dust-jackets, top edges red; illustrated with maps and diagrams. First edition. First edition of all six volumes.

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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      Vaad Hatzala, Munich. 1948. Hardback. 1st edition, Cloth and illustrated boards, 4to. 254, [8] pages. Color illustrated title-page. Text in German, Hebrew and English. The single best photo-illustrated documentary history of the Jewish displaced persons and the camps they lived and worked in. Vaad Hatzalah (Committee for Rescuing) was an organization to rescue European Jews from the Holocaust as well as to help the survivors in their attempt to create a new life after the destruction of their families, institutions and communities. It was founded in 1939 by the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada. Illustrated with black and white and duo tone photographs as well as reproductions of letters by the Department of State, War Department, Navy Department, and others. It shows newly created schools and institutions along with the survivors and their leadership in the German and Austrian DP camps circa 1946-48. Ex-library with usual marks. Cover illustration brighter than usually found. Spine missing cloth cover, otherwise Good Condition (holo2-122-36) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Crusade in Europe

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1948. First edition, limited issue, number 345 of 1426 copies, signed by the author., 1948.. First edition, limited issue, number 345 of 1426 copies, signed by the author.. Fine in fine publisher's mylar cover with a tiny chip to upper front flap fold and fine publisher's faintly worn slipcase with a tiny chip to upper opening edge.. Tan cloth with black title label. Additionally inscribed by Eisenhower to his long time friend and financial advisor Aksel Nielsen. In 1953 President Eisenhower appointed him to the Advisory Commission on Government Housing Policies and Programs.

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        Unsettling photos of the Easter Bunny (1948)

      Greensburg, PA: no publisher, 1948. Binder. Very Good. Unsettling photos of the Easter Bunny! Assembled binder of 1948 photos and memorabilia from the Easter and Christmas celebrations held at the Greensburg PA Bon Ton department store. You want vernacular, we got vernacular!

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        Portrait of a Madonna: teleplay for program #1 of The Actor's Studio series

      New York: World Video, Inc. & The Actor's Studio, 1948. [ii] 43p., cover sheet, 8.5x11 inches, mimeograph/typescript, printed recto-only, stapled top-left corner, mild toning to edges, closed tear on last page at bottom-left corner going through the typed-intialed sign-off on script dated 9/2/48 5:25pm. This is the television script for the first episode of "The Actor's Studio" which ran for 65 episodes from September to October 1948 on ABC and then from November 1949 to June 1950 on CBS. Hosted by Marc Connelly, the series featured plays adapted for TV performed by members of The Actor's Studio. This first program was directed by Hume Cronin and starred Jessica Tandy. It aired September 19, 1948. This is fairly early in Tennessee Williams' career, as "Streetcar" had just opened the year before. Includes the revised rehearsal schedule, production crew etc.

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Second World War, full set of six U S first editions


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        Space Cadet

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1948 - This is the first edition of the author’s second novel, a superior copy approaching near fine condition in a near fine dust jacket. The dark blue cloth binding, illustrated in light blue on the front cover and printed in light blue on the spine, is square, tight, and clean. Light wear is confined to the spine ends and corners, with just a hint of fraying at the spine ends. First printing is confirmed by the Scribner’s "A" on the copyright page. The contents remain respectably bright with no spotting or previous ownership marks. The page edges, including the untrimmed fore edge, are likewise clean apart from the slightest toning to the top edge. The illustrated dust jacket is a particularly bright example, clean, bright, and complete. The original $2.50 front flap price is intact, confirming the first printing status of the dust jacket. The yellow printed rocket illustration that wraps from the front cover to the spine shows no dulling or toning. Light wear is confined to the spine ends, rear hinge, and rear flap fold. The dust jacket is protected with a removable, archival quality clear cover. Space Cadet, published by Scribner's in 1948, is Heinlein's second novel in his "Juveniles" series spanning the late 1940s to late 1950s. The main character, Matt Dobson, joins the Space Patrol, charged with preserving peace in the Solar System. Through a series of adventures in the Asteroid Belt and on Venus, Dobson transitions from a boy into a man. The story was influenced by Heinlein's own experience at the U.S. Naval Academy in the 1920s (right down to the space cadets’ "oyster-white uniforms"). Today, tales of space adventures are part of the cultural mainstream. To put Heinlein’s work in the context, when he sought to publish his first novel, Rocket Ship Galileo (1947), featuring teenagers who participate in a pioneering flight to the moon, the book was allegedly initially rejected because going to the moon was "too far out". Heinlein’s second novel helped bring space travel into radios, televisions, and comics, by inspiring the "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet" media empire of the 1950s. Space Cadet also cemented the niche Heinlein would successfully occupy as an author of what we now call "young adult" science fiction. Heinlein’s so-called "Juveniles" ran to a dozen novels published before 1959, when Heinlein’s Starship Troopers created a literary line of demarcation for Heinlein, which saw him more infuse his work with more complex and controversial cultural, political, and philosophical perspectives. Intriguingly, Space Cadet and Starship Troopers share a kinship, both based on the premise of an elite force culled from humanity’s best entrusted with protecting human civilization. Robert Anson Heinlein (1907-1988) was one of the "Big Three" of American science fiction writers, along with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke. A prolific writer with a career spanning half a century, Heinlein published more than 30 novels, along with numerous short stories and collections. When Space Cadet was published, another four decades of writing lay ahead of Heinlein, including the bulk of his work, and the accompanying recognition. Heinlein would go on to win the Hugo Award for best novel four times - for Double Star in 1956, Starship Troopers in 1959, Stranger in a Strange Land in 1961, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress in 1966. Heinlein was lauded not just for individual stories, but also for weaving a coherent and often thought-provoking speculative future; Heinlein’s "Future History" series was nominated for a Best All-Time Series Hugo Award in a very strong field in 1966, losing (along with fellow nominee The Lord of the Rings) to Asimov’s Foundation series. The title of this second novel by Heinlein would ultimately become a household word and entering the cultural lexicon, albeit evolving in meaning over time. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA]
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