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      1948-06. Oil on canvas. 12" x 10". No Binding.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Le Roi pêcheur (ex. de Jean PAULHAN)

      1948 - Paris, José Corti, 1948. Broché, 122 x 188 mm, 149 pp. EDITION ORIGINALE après 105 ex. numérotés. BEL ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé à Jean Paulhan: "A Jean Paulhan, les feux de la rampe éteignirent tristement ceux du Graal. Et puis il n?y avait pas de musique. Julien Gracq". BELLE PROVENANCE.

      [Bookseller: Librairie le pas sage]
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        Selected Fables.

      New York: The Quadrangle Press,, 1948. Translated by Eunice Clark. Quarto. Original turquoise boards, spine lettered in green and decorated in red, large snake motif in red on front cover. With the dust jacket. Title page printed in red & black. Illustrated throughout by Alexander Calder. Contemporary Christmas presentation inscription on front free endpaper. Jacket spine toned and with a few scratches, a couple of chips to panels. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing. Signed by both Calder and the translator Eunice Clark. "Quadrangle Press was a short-lived, small-scale publishing house active in New York in the late 1940s which put out monographs on Miro, Tamayo, Pippin, and not much else. These illustrations for Quadrangle's 1948 edition of Jean de la Fontaine's 17th-century classic Selected Fables were done by Alexander Calder in a line art style evocative of his figurative metal wire sculptures. From 'The Rat and the Elephant' to 'The Horse and the Wolf,' these squiggly illustrations show off Calder's more spontaneous, illustrative side" (Guggenheim online).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Eloge de Albert Marquet

      Manuel Bruker 1948 - in-4 (33x25,5cm), 44 pp., en feuilles, couverture verte rempliée, étui. Edition originale, ornée de onze gravures originales d'Albert Marquet (lithographies, pointes sèches et eaux-fortes originales, dont cinq hors texte). Tirage sur papier vélin d'Arches à la forme, limité à 200 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci n°8 sur 20, contenant une suite sur Japon ancien et une suite des planches refusées. Edition originale. Bon état (fente sur le dos de la couverture). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        The Equilibriad (Illustrated by Lucian Freud)

      The First and only UK printing published by the Hogarth Press in 1948.The book is in near FINE condition with only mild toning to the end papers and text block.Number 139 of 750 copies Signed by the author.Five full page B/W plates by Lucian Freud, all in wonderful condition.The buckram-backed marbled boards and leather spine are very sharp with light rubbing to the edges and corners.Gilt titling remains bright.Slight pushing at the spine ends.Free from inscriptions,erasures and markings.An early title illustrated by Freud and now becoming increasingly scarce to find in such collectible condition. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks ABA PBFA]
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        The Second World War. Vol. I: The Gathering Storm; Vol. II: Their Finest Hour; Vol. III: The Grand Alliance; Vol. IV: The Hinge of Fate; Vol. V: Closing the Ring; Vol. VI: Triumph and Tragedy

      London: Cassell & Co., Ltd, 1948. First English edition. 6 vols. 8vo. Bound in full dark blue polished morocco with floral device on spine instead of the usual lion. Fine set. First English edition. 6 vols. 8vo. Churchill's History of the Second World War is not only a masterpiece of the field, but tries to account for the largest event in human history. Its six volumes span the period from the end of the First World War to July 1945, and Churchill's own role in it cannot be overstated. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953, a year before the final volume was published.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Second World War

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company,, 1948?-53. 6 volumes, octavo (206 x 140 mm). Finely bound for J. N. Bartfield of New York in red morocco, titles to spines gilt, raised bands ruled in gilt, lion rampant and crown devices to compartments, author's signature in facsimile gilt to front boards, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A fine set. First US editions, first printings, preceding the first UK editions. Churchill's masterpiece is generally considered 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City 1948 - First Edition preceding the trade edition. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. Copy #791 of 1426 deluxe numbered copies SIGNED by the author on the facsimile page of the D-Day Order to send the troops to storm the beaches of Normandy, which begins: "You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you." Fine in original acetate and a Near Fine slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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      Rinehart and Company Inc. (1948), New York - Advance Reading Copy in self-wrappers identical to the first issue dustwrapper of Mailer's impressive first book. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Uncommon state of this important book, downright scarce when signed. Significantly cocked with a vertical concave indent to the spine. Moderate edgewear, short tear to rear cover along spine. An above average copy of this advanced state of this book [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Memoirs Of An Aesthete (Inscribed And Signed By The Author To Irving Stone)

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

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks ABA PBFA]
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        Dialogues des Courtisanes.

      Paris: Creuzevault & Vierny, 1948. One of 275 copies. 35 lithographs by Maillol, printed under the direction of Fernand Mourlot. Printed on special handmade linen paper with the Maillol watermark. Folio, original vellum wrappers with printed title in black bound in, full vellum over boards with remarkable gilt lettering on the spine signed by Creuzevault, in the original slipcase. An extremely handsome copy in excellent condition. Beautiful, large erotic lithographs by Maillol and superb typographic printing combined with Creuzevault's satisfyingly pure binding makes this a highly desirable copy of a desirable book.

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        Oeuvres libres.

      Bruxelles 1948. Ouvrage imprimé au dépens d'un groupe de bibliophiles. - Gr.8°. Titel, 113 S. und |12 Tafeln mit kolorierten Radierungen|. Unbeschnittene, starke Büttenlagen mit breitrandigem Druck eingelegt in einen Umschlag mit Fronttitel. Dieser in einem Pappumschlag im Schuber mit der Rückenaufschrift "Verlaine". Eins von 20 numerierten Künstlerexemplaren (Gesamtauflage 522.) In den Text eingestreut sind kleinere, sich wiederholende erot. Abbildungen nach Federzeichnungen. Darüberhinaus ist die Ausgabe aber illustriert mit |12 ganzseitigen kolorierten Radierungen| auf Tafeln. Neben dem Frontispiz (Verlaine inmitten einer orgienhaften Szene!) widmen sich 6 Tafeln der Mann-Frau Liebe, 2 den Freundinnen und 3 der Mann-mit-Mann Variante. In zarter, frischer Kolorierung. Der nicht genannte Künstler ist |Paul-Emile Bécat|. Schuber mit kleinen blassen Flecken. Umschlag etwas lichtrandig. Gutes Exemplar des gesuchten Werks. Dutel 2094 ("très jolies illustrations"). Pia 967f. Drouot, Imp. Biblio. 280. Simonson, Midi 149. -------------------------------------------------- [Bécat.] Verlaine, Paul. Oeuvres libres. Bruxelles 1948. Ouvrage imprimé au dépend [sic] d'un groupe de bibliophiles. Grand in-8. Page de titre, 113 pp. et 12 planches avec 12 eaux-fortes coloriées. En feuilles. Papier fort à la forme avec impression à grandes marges. Emboîtage d'éditeur titré 'Verlaine' au dos. Un des 20 exemplaires d'artiste numérotés (au total 522.) Dispersées dans le texte, des petites illustrations érotiques répétées. En plus l'ouvrage contient 12 gravures. À côte du frontispice (Verlaine au milieu d'une scène orgiatique), 6 planches sont dédiées à l'amour femme-homme, 2 pour les amies et 3 pour les hommes-hommes. Délicatement coloriées. L'artiste, non mentionné, est Paul-Emile Bécat. Étui légèrement sali. Chemise un peu jaunie. Bel exemplaire. Dutel 2094 (« très jolies illustrations »). Pia 967. Drouot, Imp. Biblio. 280. Simonson, Midi 149. ------------------------------------- |English description available on request.| [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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      - P. Marcel Sautier 1948. Grand in-4° en ff, sous chemise et étui. 59 lithographies originales en couleurs de Pierre Eugène CLAIRIN. Tirage unique à 125 exemplaires numerotés sur pur fil. Celui-ci est enrichi d'une des 25 suites à part des lithographies sur malacca blanc, contenant une belle aquarelle originale (19,5 x 12 cm) signée au crayon par l'Artiste. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie In-Quarto]
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        Filmkultúra [Theory of the Film] (First Edition, inscribed the year prior to publication)

      Budapest: Szikra Kiadas, 1948. First Hungarian Edition, preceding all others. Lengthily INSCRIBED by the author in Hungarian in the year preceding publication on the first blank leaf, ending with "Budapest / 47.XII.14." A rare signature. A renaissance man in the world of early cinema, Balázs began writing film criticism, poetry, librettos, and screenplays in 1907, and died after a very prolific career in 1949, one year after the publication of this title. The book was subsequently published in English by Denis Dobson in 1952 as "Theory of the Film" to great acclaim, presenting in a fully developed form the concepts he basically invented throughout his career. Balázs wrote his first book on film, "Der Sichtbare Mensch" ["The Visible Man"] in 1924 and helped found the German "film as a language" theory, which profoundly influenced Eisenstein and Pudovkin. He also wrote the librettos for Bartók's "The Wooden Prince" and Zoltán Kodály's "Bluebeard's Castle," and wrote the screenplays for G.W. Pabst's "Die Dreigroschenoper in 1931, Leni Riefenstahl's "Das Blaue Licht" (which he also co-directed) in 1932 and Géza von Radványi's "It Happened in Europe" in 1947. Near Fine in linen-covered boards, patterned endpapers, page edges lightly toned. Reference Wikipedia for English-language title. Page edges toned.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Transition. Neue Folge. Nummern 2, 3, 5 und 6 (von 6).

      Paris, Transition Press, 1948-1950. 8°. 152 S., 3 Bl.; 151 S., 5 Bl.; 128 S., 6 Bl., 150 S., 1 Bl., illustr. Orig.-Broschuren, original printed wrappers. - Hervorragende in Paris ab 1928 publizierte englischsprachige Zeitung der internationalen künstlerischen und literarischen Avantgarde. In Transition erschien als Erstdruck in Fortsetzung das letzte Werk von James Joyce (Finnegans Wake). Die Umschläge stammten von Picasso, Schwitters, Duchamp, Klee, Braque, Matisse, etc. - Hier vorliegend 4 (von insgesamt 6) Nummern der \"neuen Folge\" (= Fortsetzung und Schluß der bedeutenden Zeitschrift), hg. von Georges Duthuit (Advisory-Editors: Georges Bataille, Rene Char, Douglas Cooper, Max-Pol Fouchet, Stuart Gilbert, Eugene Jolas, Jean-Paul Satre, Jean Wahl, David McDowell. Mit Beiträgen u.a. von: Apollinaire, Breton, Fouchet, Sartre, Artaud, Beckett, Tristan Tzara, Picasso, Eluard, Picabia, etc. Bollinger III, 230/231. Einband von Nr. und Nr. 3. Seiten von Nr. 3 an der Unterkante etwas fleckig. Insgesamt papierbedingt etas nachgebräunt. Sonst schöne Exemplare. Slight browning and stained (Nr. 2 and 6). Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Journal, Zeitschrift, Kunst, Avantgarde, Kubismus, Dada, Dadaismus, Poesie, Literatur, L.

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      [Tokyo 1948, Oshima]. Yellow stitched stiff wrs., 3 vol. set. woodblock printed on hand-made paper, very good,clean,bright. set, contents very clean, white, clear impressions, in tones. of grey, Sumi, black, stiff buff paper Chitsu case. R A R E. HOKUSAI'S MOST CELEBRATED BOOK ON SACRED MT. FUJI Perhaps Hokusai's [1760-1849] most famous work in book form, illustrating a profusion of views of Mt. Fuji from all perspectives. This was also the prototype for his great color print series on Mt. Fuji. A delightful & impressive work, used as a standard for over a hundred years by artists, designers and collectors. This monograph is devoted to Japan's most sacred Mt. Fuji in all its glory, portrayed in various seasons and as seen by common folk as they go about their daily lives & occupations. * The volumes are 22.5 x 15.5 cm., with 25+25+25 double folded leaves or 150 pages in all, with illustrations of Mt. Fuji on 144 of the pages, 6 pages of Japanese text. The history of the various editions are complex, suffice to say that the work was originally issued in two volumes [it could be that the whole work was simply bound within two covers]. Then there were basically two main editions: the first being published in 1834-5, and reprints of this the first edition in pink covers called "FALCON FEATHERS," later ones in yellow covers. Another in 1875, in black stiff covers. The contents in all cases identical, the size varied by only a few centimeters, essentially all are identical. * The introduction consisting of the first two pages in volume one were actually written by Hokusai. * The work is marvelous, and shows how Mt. Fuji was portrayed in the life of the Japanese. How in the spring time people sat outdoors and viewed the cherry blossoms with Mt. Fuji in the background. The theme is how Mt. Fuji was always present in their daily lives as a background. The artistry and skill of Hokusai is without parallel, he illustrated using his keen ingenuity at drawing skills. He put the sacred mountain in the picture in a myriad of ways. The mystical quality of Mt. Fuji is illustrated and conveyed by his acute composition, insight and visionary-like avant-garde skills which were head and shoulders above most all other artists of his time. Hailed as perhaps Japan's greatest artist of the 19th century. All of his original woodcut books are rare and of great value. * REPRINT EDITION: The 1948 reprint edition was an exact woodblock-printed edition of the earlier edition and has all of the same pages and illustrations found in earlier editions, with a paper Chitsu or folding cover, nicely done, good registry, color, the exact same size as earlier editions. * AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION: If you are interested in the English translation of each page of this set, please inquire with us for this title. It is a superb work, giving valuable insight to the texts found in this stunning work. It bears the title: FUGAKU HIYAKU-KEI: ONE HUNDRED VIEWS OF FUJI BY HOKUSAI. See bibliography below. *** CONDITION NOTE: The 1877 edition has a small mend at the last page, the colophon in vol. 3, else very clean, nice. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: * H. Kerlen: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS . for more bibliographic details, item #396, pp.163-166. * H. Smith: HOKUSAI ONE HUNDRED VIEWS OF MT. FUJI, pp.21-22 . outline the editions. * K. Toda: THE RYERSON COLLECTION OF JAPANESE AND CHINESE . ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, p.263. * L. Dawes: CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, p.47. * J. Hillier: no. 241, p.278. " " HOKUSAI: no. 110 J. HILLIER: THE ART OF BOOK ILLUSTRATION, p.213-225, plates . 195-208 * Kraft: VOL.3, NO. 185-=195; VOL. 4, NO.36 * R. Keyes: EHON: The Artist and the Book in Japan: pages 218-223, i.e. exhibit #54, color plates: fig 54.1-54.5. * KSM: [Kaiga] 7-18-1 * Forrer: 170-177 * Not listed in C. Mitchell: THE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE NANGA, MARUYAMA, SHIJO AND OTHER RELATED SCHOOLS OF JAPAN. * * The British author F.V. Dickins did a book with the title: FUGAKU HIYAKU-KEI: OR A HUNDRED VIEWS OF FUJI [FUJISAMA] BY HOKUSAI. It was an interesting edition of the book issued in London in 1880, with English commentaries & translations by F.V. Dickins. This book contained an actual and original woodcut illustrated edition of Hokusai's book bound in with the English translation of the Hokusai text. We do have this in stock from time to time, if interested, please inquire. * Henry Smith II: HOKUSAI ONE HUNDRED VIEWS OF MT. FUJI. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Third Man (Original candid still photograph of actor Joseph Cotten on set with two miniature Pinschers)

      London: Carol Reed Productions, 1948. Vintage candid black-and-white single weight still photograph from the UK release of the 1949 film. From the archive of Maurice Bessy, with his stamp on the verso, along with the stamp of photographer Leslie Baker, and another for Carol Reed Productions and The London Films Studios in Shepperton, England. A mimeo snipe, also on the verso, describes the photo, in which the film's star Joseph Cotten looks down lovingly on two miniature Pinscher dogs who are sitting in Welles' directing chair. Noted is the fact the two dogs are from the only known family of the breed in the United Kingdom. Carol Reed's classic 1949 British film noir, starring Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles at the peak of their respective powers, was the second of three films in which Graham Green collaborated directly with Reed, and remains Greene's only originally screenplay. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Fine. In a lovely museum-quality frame with archival UV glass, double mounted with both sides exposed for viewing. Complete collation details available on request.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Babe Ruth Story.

      E.P. Dutton, New York 1948 - First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Babe Ruth on the half title page. Fine in the original dust jacket with some wear and tear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. The story of the greatest baseball player who ever lived, told in his own words, spans his life and includes the highs and lows, friendships, loves, and feuds, and career milestones of the man who symbolizes America's favorite game. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Jazz News: Revue Mensuelle. (Subtitle for nos. 1 and 2: Blue Star Revue; subtitle for remainder: Nouvelles du Jazz). Nos. 1 (Christmas 1948) through 11 (June 1950) (all published).

      - A complete run in 11 issues of the French jazz journal, no. 5 a special issue for Festival 49, under the editorial direction of Eddie Barclay, containing profiles of musicians, historical essays, reviews of albums, and other related stories. Illustrated throughout, primarily reproductions after black-and-white photographs of musicians. 8vo. Orig. printed wrpps. Some minor bumping along spines of a couple of issues. Paris (Imp. Chateaudun) 1948-1950. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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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. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spines, top edges red, grey endpapers decorated with a design that alternates a lion rampant with the initials 'W. S. C'. In the typographical dust jackets with background design as per the endpapers. Housed in a black cloth slipcase. Maps and diagrams, some folding. Spines slightly cocked, mild foxing to edges, prelims, and endmatter; inner hinges of Volume IV partially cracked but firm, Volume VI with minor tape residue to front pastedown. A very good set in slightly toned and nicked jackets with minor chipping to extremities; jacket of Volume I with some light silverfish damage to rear panel. First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. Each volume inscribed on the front flyleaf or the title page by Winston Churchill for Miss Mabel Johnson in the year of publication. Mabel Johnson worked with the British Red Cross during both world wars; the Second World War saw her work closely with Clementine Churchill on the Red Cross Aid to Russia Fund (also known as Mrs. Churchill's Fund), of which Clementine was chairman and Johnson served as secretary. Johnson, who would become a close friend of Clementine, accompanied her on her visit to Russia in 1945. Invited there by the Soviet Red Cross, they toured some of the hospitals that had benefited from the work and MONEY of the Aid to Russia Fund. This set of The Second World War is presented together with Johnson's OBE, two of her First World War medals (British War Medal and Victory Medal), and a photograph showing Johnson together with Clementine Churchill and a Soviet diplomat in 1943.

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        Deuxieme Guerre Mondiale: L'orage Approche

      1948 - CHURCHILL, Winston S. La Deuxième Guerre Mondiale: L’orage Approche. Paris: Librairie Plon, (1948). Octavo, original blue paper wrappers, uncut and unopened. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $4500.First edition, early printing of Volume I of the French translation of Churchill’s landmark memoir, The Second World War, inscribed in the year of publication, “A Nicole de Winston S. Churchill, 1948.”Published between 1948 and 1954, “The Second World War is a great work of literature, combining narrative, historical imagination and moral precept in a form that bears comparison with that of the original master chronicler, Thucydides. It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature” (Keegan, 175). The French edition of The Second World War was “notable for Churchill’s additional remarks in the foreword to Volume I, exonerating the French poilu from the débacle of 1940” (Langworth, 279). The first printing of this edition was made up of only 2210 numbered copies. The French edition was published in 12 volumes, breaking each of the six English volumes into two. This volume is thus the first half of the first English volume. Without scarce photographic dust jacket. Pages embrowned; light wear and toning to extremities of paper wrapper. A near-fine copy, most scarce inscribed by Churchill. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co., Ltd. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/As New. FIRST ENGLISH EDITIONS (the preferred editions) in original dust jackets of Churchill's masterpiece. An outstanding set. "In order to write The Second World War Churchill assembled a team of researchers under the leadership of his pre-war assistant, the Oxford historian William Deakin. Churchill and his team enjoyed the full co-operation of the cabinet secretary, Norman Brook, who gave them almost unlimited access to wartime files. In return Churchill submitted drafts of the book to be vetted by Whitehall, thus turning it into a semi-official history. His method was to have all the relevant documents set up in galley proof so that he could then insert linking passages or narratives of events. The tone and structure of the final text were unmistakably Churchillian, and so too were his personal recollections... Appearing in six volumes between 1948 and 1954, The Second World War was published in hardback in fifteen countries and translated into eleven languages. It was not history, Churchill insisted, but a contribution to history. Nevertheless he imprinted his version of events on the minds of a generation" (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). Comprising: The Gathering Storm (Vol 1); Their Finest Hour (Vol 2); The Grand Alliance (Vol 3); The Hinge of Fate (Vol 4); Closing the Ring (Vol 5); Triumph and Tragedy (Vol 6). London: Cassell & Co., Ltd., (1948-54). Octavo, original cloth, original dust jackets. Six volumes. Books remarkably fine, with spine gilt extremely bright and red top stain rich and unfaded. Dust jackets in outstanding condition with volume titles strong on all spines (very rare with this set). An extraordinary set, one of the nicest we've seen.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Third Man (Original Screenplay for the 1948 film)

      Los Angeles: David O. Selznick, 1948. Second draft script for the seminal 1949 film noir, "The Third Man," directed by Carol Reed, based on an original screenplay by Graham Greene. A copy from the Selznick archive, which resided for decades at the University of Texas, originally issued over a year prior to the film's release. "The Third Man" was a co-production between London Film Productions in England and Selznick Studios in Hollywood, this being a script that was made for reference at Selznick Studios. Blue studio wrappers, rubber-stamped No. 23 on the front wrapper, and dated July 19, 1948. 118 pages, mimeograph, bound with three silver brads. No author credit is present. Fine condition. Original screenplay by Graham Greene based upon his own treatment, and the only original screenplay ever to have been written by the noted author. Starring Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, Anna Schmidt as Valli and Orson Welles as Harry Lime. Produced and directed by Carol Reed, who narrated the UK version, and who worked with Greene on two other films, "The Fallen Idol" and "Our Man in Havana." Released on September 3, 1949.

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        Géographie animale. 18 lithographies originales avec textes inédits

      André Gonin 1948 - In-folio, en ff. sous couverture rempliée, chemise et emboîtage, (80) pp.18 lithographies en couleurs tirées dans les ateliers des Arts graphiques J.-E. Wolfensberg. Bel exemplaire. Edition originale limitée à 280 exemplaires & 35 exemplaires hors commerce réservés aux collaborateurs, tous signés par l'artiste et l'éditeur à la justification. Un des dix de tête comprenant une gouache originale, une suite des 18 lithographies et des états (3 à 6) sur chine. Notre exemplaire comporte 2 gouaches originale signée, l’une avec une esquisse au verso. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Avenue - Veyrier]
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        Tischreden Luther Deutsch. Die Werke Martin Luthers in neuer Auswahl für die Gegenwart - Band 9

      Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, Berlin 1948 - Seitenränder vergilbt, Einbandecken stark bestossen, Buchrückenkanten bestossen, brauner Kopfschnitt Hinweis: Wir versenden als Brief im Luftpolsterumschlag, bzw. Päckchen/Paket. Auf Wunsch verschicken wir als Büchersendung (bis 500g 1,50 Euro, bis 1000g 2,20 Euro in Deutschland), allerdings kann hier die Laufzeit bis zu 2 Wochen betragen. deutsch 308 pages. 8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Power Golf (Signed First Edition)

      New York: A.S. Barnes, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED on the front endpaper in blue ink by Hogan: "Golfingly / Ben Hogan." A few small stains on the front board, some foxing to the endpapers, else Near Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket with minute rubbing at the corners. One of the most popular golfing books ever published, Hogan's book went into over a dozen hardcover printings. The first edition is uncommon in any kind of collectible condition, and the presence of a signature in this example makes for a striking copy indeed.

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        Petits poèmes en prose

      - Paris, Aux Presses de la Cité 1948. In-folio plein maroquin orangé, dos à cinq nerfs soulignés de filets dorés, tête dorée, doubles filets dorés sur les coupes et large roulette intérieure dorée, gardes de papier marbré, couverture conservée, sous étui. 171 pages à grandes marges. Titres en rouge, texte en noir. Cette édition des petits poèmes en prose que Mariette Lydis a illustrée de 22 dessins gravés sur cuivre, a été imprimée sur les presses de l'hotel de Sagonne, les tailles-douces étant exécutées à la maison "La tradition". Un des 48 exemplaires numéroté sur papier à la forme de LANA comprenant une suite sur MALACCA teinté et une suite sur LANA tirée en bistre, hors la suite classique. Cet exemplaire porte le n° 57. Nerfs très légèrement frottés, sinon très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thoughts and Adventures, inscribed by Churchill to Clare Boothe Luce in 1948

      London: Odhams Press Limited, 1948. Hardcover. This is a postwar reprint inscribed to Clare Boothe Luce, a longtime friend of Winston Churchill rightly called “one of the most remarkable women of 20th-century America.” The inscription, inked in blue in five lines on the front free endpaper, reads: “To | Clare | from | Winston S. Churchill | 1948”. Provenance is the Luce family estate. Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987) was a journalist, playwright, Congresswoman, ambassador and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Clare was ambitious, charming, accomplished, intelligent, and promiscuous. Such was her notoriety that in 1944, in her first term in Congress, the 41-year-old Luce was elected “Woman of the Year” by a poll of American newspaper editors, pushing Eleanor Roosevelt into a distant second place. Her life intersected on many planes with her longtime friend, Winston Churchill. She also had a tempestuous affair with Churchill's only son, Randolph, whom she met at Chartwell in the early 1930s while having an affair with Bernard Baruch." Clare was already a force in her own right when she married Henry Robinson Luce (b.1898) in 1935. They would remain married – albeit with infidelities, drama, and increasingly “scant compatibility” - until his death in 1967. Henry Luce was the influential creator of the Time-Life magazine empire. Together, "for almost three decades, the Luces were indisputably AmericaÂ’s foremost power couple." Journalist and philanthropist Henry “Hank” Luce III (1925-2005) was the elder son of Henry Luce by his first marriage. This inscribed copy of Thoughts and Adventures was acquired from the New York estate library of the Luce family following the death of “Hank” Luce. Thoughts and Adventures is Churchill's collection of 23 engaging essays on an incredibly wide variety of subjects, originally published in 1932. It has been called "The broadest range of Churchill's thought between two hard covers" and reflects the two qualities so characterize Churchill's life - a remarkable breadth of both mind and life experience. From the original front flap blurb: "Whether he is dealing with personal reminiscences, or telling us his views on any subject under the sun, Mr. Churchill stamps the page with his own vivid personality.” This is the standard binding of the second printing of the Odhams Press edition. The cover features Churchill's signature reproduced in gilt, and the spine and cover both have gilt-ruled black panels with gilt print. Condition is very good in a very good dust jacket. The red cloth binding is square and tight, with light wear to the spine ends, corners, and hinges, as well as some flaking of the gilt and black panel color. The contents remain respectably bright. Modest spotting is confined to the endpapers and the otherwise clean page edges. There are no previous ownership marks other than the authorÂ’s inscription. Faint differential toning to the endsheets corresponds with the dust jacket flaps, confirming that this copy has spent life jacketed. The dust jacket is unfaded with minor wear to extremities and some light soiling. The jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A95.5.d, Woods/ICS A39(d), Langworth p. 161

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        Acta Crystallographica. Ab Band 24 Serie A.

      Copenhagen u. Oxford u.a., Munksgaard u. Blackwell, 1948-2006. - ISSN: 0001-5520, 0365-110X. Titel rückseitig gestempelt. Bei Band 8 Buchrücken lose. Bei 6 weiteren Bänden Buchrücken eingerissen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 75000 4°. Graue Halbleineneinbände und Leineneinbände.

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        IF THIS BE TREASON......

      Sienna: Self-published, 1948. First edition, limited to (aproximately) 300 numbered copies. This copy unnumbered. (Purportedly, few copies were numbered.) Printed for Olga Rudge by Tip. Nuova in January, 1948. Stapled wraps. Contains "E.E Cummings," "E.E.Cummings/examined," "James Joyce: to his memory," "A French Accent," "Canto 45," and "Blast." Beginning extremity toning on the front wrap, partially toned rear wrap, and beginning toning on text page extremities. Tight copy in Very Good condition. . First Edition. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Limited Edition.The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        Intruder in the Dust

      1948 - FAULKNER, William. Intruder in the Dust. New York: Random House, (1948). Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $2200.First edition of Faulkner’s first novel published since 1940â€"“his stirring, very great chronicle” (New York Times).“For sheer virtuosity in prose Faulkner has no American rival since Melville and James… There is no author I can think of since Chekhov who knows so deeply, and transmits so justly, the people he records in his legends… none of it has escaped the author’s scrupulous memory, nor eluded his stirring, very great chronicle” (New York Times). Intruder in the Dust was published eight years after Faulkner’s novel The Hamlet and only one year before Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize. With “First Printing” on copyright page. Petersen A26.2. Bookplate.Book with light rubbing to spine and discoloration to head of spine. Dust jacket with slight soiling and only light rubbing to extremities. A near-fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LONDON THE BASTION OF LIBERTY’. This is a smaller version of the map devised and drawn by Kerry Lee at the Blandford Studio for The Travel Association of Gt. Britain and N. Ireland’.Excellent condition. Folded into original card wrapper. Published by

      Pictorial Maps Ltd ca 1948 - 46 x 60cm. Printed in full colours by Alabaster Passmore & Sons Ltd. London & Maidstone. A cartouche in the shape of a war medal contains the following text: ‘Proudly we recall the words of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill broadcast in the dark days of 1940 "We would rather see London in ruins and ashes than that it should be tamely and abjectly enslaved".

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        Hollywood on Trial (First Edition, inscribed by Paul Robeson in the year of publication)

      New York: Boni and Gaer, 1948. First edition. INSCRIBED by actor Paul Robeson in the year of publication on the front endpaper: "All best wishes / and thanks / Paul Robeson / April 28, 1948." Many African-American witnesses subpoenaed to testify at the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) hearings in the 1950s were asked to denounce Paul Robeson (1888-1976) in order to retain future employment. Robeson, an All-American football player and recipient of a Phi Beta Kappa key at Rutgers, received a law degree at Columbia. He became an internationally acclaimed concert performer and actor as well as a persuasive political speaker. In 1949, Robeson was the subject of controversy after newspapers reports of public statements that African Americans would not fight in "an imperialist war." In 1950, his passport was revoked. Several years later, Robeson refused to sign an affidavit stating that he was not a Communist and initiated an unsuccessful lawsuit. In the following testimony to a HUAC hearing, ostensibly convened to gain information regarding his passport suit, Robeson refused to answer questions concerning his political activities and lectured bigoted Committee member Gordon H. Scherer and chairman Francis E.Walter on African-American history and civil rights, leading to the now historic statement: "You are the Un-Americans, and you ought to be ashamed of yourselves." Nearly ten years later, in 1958, the Supreme Court ruled that a citizen's right to travel could not be taken away without due process and Robeson' passport was returned. Near Fine in a bright, Very Good plus dust jacket. Bentley, p. 770.

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        Haute surveillance [envoi autographe signé à Thierry Maulnier]

      Paris: Gallimard, 1948. Livre. Assez bon. broché. Dédicacé par l'auteur. Edition originale. In-8. Paris, Gallimard, 1949 (10 mars). 20,5 x 14,5 cm, in-8, 135 (1) pp., broché. Edition originale sur papier d'édition. Exemplaire du service de presse enrichi d'un ENVOI autographe signé de Jean Genêt à Thierry Maulnier (Jacques Talagrand, 1908-1988) : "à mon cher Thierry [Maulnier], avec mon admiration, ma gratitude, mon amitié et mes bons souvenis à Marcelle [Tassencourt]". Prière d'insérer (scindé en deux) joint. Intéressante association. Rousseurs en couverture, papier bruni..

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        A mathematical theory of communication.New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1948. First edition.

      A fine copy of "the most famous work in the history of communication theory" (<i>Origins of Cyberspace</i>, 880). "Probably no single work in this century has more profoundly altered man's understanding of communication than C. E. Shannon's article, 'A mathematical theory of communication', first published in 1948. The ideas in Shannon's paper were soon picked up by communication engineers and mathematicians around the world. They were elaborated upon, extended, and complemented with new related ideas. The subject thrived and grew to become a well-rounded and exciting chapter in the annals of science." (D Slepian (ed.), <i>Key papers in the development of information theory, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers</i>, Inc. (New York, 1974).) Remarkably, Shannon was initially not planning to publish the paper, and did so only at the urging of colleagues at Bell Laboratories.<br/><br/> Based on research begun during World War II, "Shannon developed a general theory of communication that would treat of the transmission of any sort of information from one point to another in space or time. His aim was to give specific technical definitions of concepts general enough to obtain in any situation where information is manipulated or transmitted -- concepts such as information, noise, transmitter, signal, receiver, and message. <br/><br/> "At the heart of the theory was a new conceptualization of information. To make communication theory a scientific discipline, Shannon needed to provide a precise definition of information that transformed it into a physical parameter capable of quantification. He accomplished this transformation by distinguishing information from meaning. He reserved 'meaning' for the content actually included in a particular message. He used 'information' to refer to the number different possible messages that could be carried along a channel, depending on the message's length and on the number of choices of symbols for transmission at each point in the message. Information in Shannon's sense was a measure of orderliness (as opposed to randomness) in that it indicated the number of possible messages from which a particular message to be sent was chosen.. Two near fine issues of The Bell System Technical Journal (volume XXVII, no. 3 & 4) in the original printed wrappers. No stamps or other markings. Spines slightly suned. A superficial scratch to the upper right corner of the second issue. Scarce in this condition. Shannon's paper occupies pp.379-423 in no. 3 and pp.623-656 in no. 4

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        Poblet. Il.lustracions De López-Ramón.

      Edicions Domus = Horta, Barcelona 1948 - 100 pp. - 3 hojas y 20 láminas con magníficos aguafuertes originales a varias tintas. Todos firmados a lápiz por el artista. Letras capitulares grabadas por Pere Riu. Edición de 45 ejemplares (nº10). Bien encuadernado por Cambras a media piel, conservando las cubiertas originales. Lomera con nervios, florones y dos tejuelos. Corte superior al oro. Size: 44 x 34,5 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Second World War. Vol. I: The Gathering Storm; Vol. II: Their Finest Hour; Vol. III: The Grand Alliance; Vol. IV: The Hinge of Fate. V: Closing the Ring; Vol. VI: Triumph and Tragedy

      London: Cassell & Co., Ltd, 1948. First British edition. 6 vols. 8vo. Original black cloth, fine in chipped dust jackets. Bookplates. First British edition. 6 vols. 8vo. Churchil's World War II. Previously serialized in London's Daily Telegraph, this may be regarded as Churchill's magnum opus; it has been translated into some 20 languages. Woods A123(b)

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      Librairie Maloine, Paris (Parigi) 1948 - Pagine: 1184 . Illustrazioni: Disegno in seppia applicato in copertina, disegni nel testo, foto a piena pagina fuori testo . Formato: 8° . Ex libris: ' . Rilegatura: Cartonato telato verde con scritte in oro e verde scuro . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Volume originale in francese. Un grosso volume dedicato alle trote e alla loro cattura. Un testo classico e fondamentale. Bruniture.Foto disponibili . Note epoca: ++

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        Crusade in Europe: A Personal Account of World War II (SIGNED)

      New York: Doubleday, 1948. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on title page. 8vo. 559 pp. Glossary; Index. Battlefield and theater maps by Rafael Palacios; photo-plates; illustrations. Tan cloth, cartographic endpapers in color illustrated dustjacket. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket (minor wear to extremities, light creasing along upper edge & spine head). The wartime memoirs off five-star General Dwight D. Eisenhower, arguably the single most important military figure of World War II. "Here, from the hand of the Supreme Commander of the Allied forces, is the complete story of the war as Eisenhower planned it and lived it. Through his eyes you can now see the whole gigantic drama of the war - the strategy, the battles, the moments of fateful decision." - dustjacket flap.

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        Photograph of Richard Wright, inscribed in Paris in 1948

      Framed vintage photograph of novelist, essayist, and poet Richard Wright in his earliest days as an expatriate. INSCRIBED by Wright to Norwegian journalist Johannes Skancke Martens: "To / S. Martens / Sincerely yours / Richard Wright / Paris / Oct. 16, 1948." Martens interviewed Wright on several occassions, most notably after the author's performance in the Argentinian film version of "Native Son" in 1951. While his first two novels, "Native Son" and "Black Boy," were enjoying success in the United States, Wright was not particularly happy there. He moved to Paris in 1946 and became an expatriate, a move that would define him both as a person and a writer for the remainder of his life. In the two years between that move and the inscription here, he befriended Sartre and Camus, as well as fellow African-American writers Chester Himes and James Baldwin. He became a French citizen in 1947 and at the time of this inscription was traveling extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. 10 x 13.5 inches, black frame with white matting, unexamined out of frame but presents as about Near Fine, with some very light creasing at one corner.

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        Women (First Edition, signed by Tennessee Williams)

      New York: Samuel Kootz, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. A fine press book conceived by Paul Rand in which several major authors of the late 1940s interpret the work of artists from the same era, all on the subject of women, and mostly quite abstract. This copy has been SIGNED by Tennessee Williams at his inclusion. With 11 fasicules designed by Rand, tipped-in black-and-white plates by the contributing artists, and associtated text by the contributing authors.&#11;&#11;Tall perfect bound wrappers with tipped-down French flaps (as issued). Very Good plus overall, with small chips at the extremities as nearly always found.

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        London Group Academy Hall Poster London Group Exhibition at the Academy Hall, Oxford Street, London 1948.

      London: London Group., 1948. First edition. Single sheet.. Very Good. An original lithograph printed by the Baynard Press. Printed on fragile war time paper. As the picture shows, there are light folds and old marginal tears which have been repaired with japon tissue and each corner has a pin hole. In good condition only due to the nature of the paper. Scarce. Pasmore exhibited his first abstract paintings at the London Group, in the this exhibition,and in a solo show at the Redfern Gallery in 1948. Sheet size 75 x 59cm (29.5 x 19 inches)

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        Crusade in Europe: A Personal Account of World War II (SIGNED)

      New York: Doubleday, 1948. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on title page. 8vo. 559 pp. Glossary; Index. Battlefield and theater maps by Rafael Palacios; photo-plates; illustrations. Tan cloth, cartographic endpapers in color illustrated dustjacket. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket (minor wear to extremities, light creasing along upper edge & spine head). The wartime memoirs off five-star General Dwight D. Eisenhower, arguably the single most important military figure of World War II. "Here, from the hand of the Supreme Commander of the Allied forces, is the complete story of the war as Eisenhower planned it and lived it. Through his eyes you can now see the whole gigantic drama of the war - the strategy, the battles, the moments of fateful decision." - dustjacket flap.

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