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        Walden Two

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1948. First Edition. Unknown Binding. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good, in a Very Good- dust jacket with corners of front flap clipped, though price of $3.00 still intact. Light wear at corners and spine ends, light rubbing to gilt stamping on spine. Front free end paper lightly soiled. Light foxing to edge of page block. The dust jacket shows rubbing with wear at the rear spine fold, and light edge wear, with tiny chips at the spine ends and corners. A scarce title.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        SPACE CADET

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1948 - Octavo, cloth. Heinlein's second young adult SF novel. Influenced by the author's experience at the U.S. Naval Academy. A fine copy in a very good to nearly fine dust jacket with rubbing to jacket folds, mild rubs to spine panel with some age darkening to title lettering of spine panel. (17064) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Archiv der Mathematik. / Archives of mathematics. / Archives mathématiques. - Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach.

      Basel (u.a.), Birkhäuser, 1948-2002. - ISSN: 0003-889X. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 120000 Halbleinen- und Leineneinbände.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        CIMARRON.

      Luis de Caralt., Barcelona, 1948 - Tapa dura con sobrecubiertas; perdida de papel; correcto estado de conservacion. Tamaño: 20 x 14,5 cm., 323 pag. NOVELA LEA NUESTRAS CONDICIONES DE VENTA Y GASTOS DE ENVIO. EN ABRIL 15% DESCUENTO EN LOS LIBROS

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Jerez]
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        SUMMER AND SMOKE.

      (New York):: New Directions. (1948).. First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Larry Rattner / Tennessee Williams." Rattner is a movie producer who worked with Williams occasionally. Made into the 1961 movie starring Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page and Rita Moreno. Light blue cloth faded a little around edges and corners worn, otherwise very good in first-issue dust jacket listing three Williams plays on inside back flap, with chipping on corners and spine ends and spine somewhat darkened. .

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Crusade in Europe.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,, 1948. Octavo. Publisher's deluxe presentation binding of full red morocco by Gaston Pilon (Garden City, NY), gilt banded spine, Eisenhower's "flaming sword" motif in gilt and silver on front cover, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, map endpapers. 16 plates, numerous maps in the text. Spine just lightly sunned. An excellent copy. First edition, one of 35 copies specially bound for presentation, generously inscribed by Eisenhower to the British Prime Minister Clement Attlee and his wife: "For The Prime Minister of Great Britain and Mrs Atlee [sic]. With best wishes for a happy holiday season and a prosperous new year. From their friends Mamie D. and Dwight D. Eisenhower December, 1948". Books inscribed by Eisenhower on behalf of himself and Mamie are most uncommon. Eisenhower has also signed at the foot of the facsimile of his famous D-Day Order of the Day. This copy is number 31 of the edition of 1,426 copies. The unusual limitation suggests that 26 copies were originally planned for personal presentation, but in 1949 a number of US newspapers reprinted an interview with the binder, French-born Gaston Pilon, in which he stated that one of his prized possessions was a letter from Eisenhower thanking him for hand-binding "35 special, goatskin leather-covered volume" of this book. Eisenhower's account of his war is widely thought to be one of the finest American military biographies, the New York Times considering that it gave "the reader true insight into the most difficult part of a commander's life." A most desirable copy, linking two wartime leaders: Attlee served as deputy prime minister under Churchill from February 1942 to May 1945, succeeding him as prime minister in July 1945, following the Labour landslide. Eisenhower would have been impressed with Attlee's military record during the Great War, when he served as an officer in Gallipoli, Mesopotamia, and France; ODNB describing the War as providing Attlee "with a test of leadership which he grasped fully".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE NAKED AND THE DEAD.

      New York:: Rinehart and Company. (1948).. First edition of the author's first book, SIGNED. Only 25,000 copies were printed. This "Burgess 99" title is acclaimed as one of the best novels to come out of WWII. The fragile black paper boards are nicked at base but otherwise near fine, which is unusual. In the first-issue dust jacket with introductory blurb by Stanley Rinehart comparing Mailer favorably with Hemingway and others (versus the second-issue jacket with reviews). The dust jacket is price-clipped, nicked and rubbed at spine ends and corners, and very lightly runned at folds, with red box on spine tanned just a bit, but still about very good. .

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Vida ejemplar y heroica de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Con mil documentos hasta ahora inéditos y numerosas ilustraciones y grabados de la época.- 7 Tomos

      - .- Editado entre 1948-1958.- 7 TOMOS.- M.- Inst. Ed. Reus.- .- 1948.- Folio.- T.I:CXXX+447 pp; T.II:592;T:III:599;T.IV:541;T.V:643;T.VI:651;T.VII:819 pp.- Abundantemente ilustrado con grabados, mapas, desplegables, láminas.- Obra monumental.- Encuadernado en tela moderna con las cubiertas recuperadas .Papel couché con textos orlados.- Buen estado, sin uso.- ATENCIÓN: EN EL PAGO CONTRA REEMBOLSO EL PRECIO DEL ENVÍO SE INCREMENTARÁ EN 3.00 EUROS

      [Bookseller: La Trastienda Libros S.L.]
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        Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics. Issued by the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York Univeristy.

      New York (u.a.), Wiley, 1948-2005. - ISSN: 0010-3640. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Bände 1-8 und 10-16 Kraus Reprint. Band 9 durch Fotokopie ergänzt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 90000

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        Sylvia Plath Sophomore and Junior High School Yearbooks

      Wellesley, Massachusetts. 1948, 1949. First. First edition. Quarto. Two volumes. 84pp., 88pp. Black and white illustrations. The 1948 volume is very good with a split joint, short tears, and age toning; the 1949 volume is near fine with fading on the spine, faint spotting on the pastedowns, and rubbed corners. The sophomore and junior yearbooks from Sylvia Plath's high school career at Wellesley, then Bradford Senior High School). Plath is pictured in the Bradford Newspaper staff photo in both books, writing for them all four years of high school. In the 1948 yearbook she is also seen in the group photo of the class of 1950. Along with the Bradford she is additionally pictures seen with her homeroom class in 1949. Plath was an excellent student who earned a scholarship to Smith College where she began her career as a poet and writer. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE ARKHAM SAMPLER. Winter 1948 - Autumn 1949 (volume 1, number 1-volume 2, number 4)

      Arkham House 1948-1949(volume 1, number 1-volume 2, number 4), Sauk City, WI - Octavo, printed wrappers. All published. A short lived, but important periodical. In addition to printing first appearances of fiction by Ray Bradbury, H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch, Theodore Sturgeon, A. E. van Vogt and many others, the magazine published essays, criticism, memoirs and book reviews. One issue was devoted to science fiction. The final issue included an index. All issues were limited to 1200 copies except the "All Science-Fiction Issue" that had a 2000-copy print run. Some mild toning to spines of several volumes, some of the inevitable rust stains from binding staples to rear covers of several volumes, still a fine set. (18801) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        ROADS

      Arkham House, Sauk City 1948 - Octavo, illustration by Virgil Finlay, cloth. 2137 copies printed. The author's first book (reprinting what is perhaps his best short story) first published in book form in 1938 as a paperbound Christmas booklet. Barron (ed.): Fantasy Literature 3-309. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 53. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with just a touch of rubbing to the black background ink. A sharp copy and uncommon in this condition. (18754) First trade edition, first hardcover edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Drole de Ménage. Textes et dessins de Jean Cocteau.

      Paris, Édtions Paul Morihien, 1948. o. Pag. [30 Bll.] OBrosch. m. illustr. OSch. EA. In franz. Sprache. Nr. 24 von insges. 2720 Expl. - OSch. leicht berieben, angestaubt, etw. fleckig, leichte Gbrsp. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kunst

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        L'OEUVRE COMPLETE DE LEON BLOY. 1846 - 1917. (18 vols.)

      François Bernouard, 4182 pp. approx., Paris 1948 - Lettres aux Montchal, inédites 1884 - 1894, introduction par Joseph Bollery (2 vols); Le désespére (2 vols.); Le mendiant ingrat (12 vols.): Précédé d'une vie de l'auteur par Stanislas Fumet, Mon journal, Dix sept mois en Danemark, Quatre ans de captivité a Cochons sur Marne, L'invendable, Le vieux de la montagne, Le pélerin de l'absolu, Au seuil de l'apocalypse, La porte des Humbles, Ecrits inédits; La chevaliere de la mort, suivie de nombreux inédits (1 vol.); Je m'accuse, suivi de Leon Bloy devant les Chochons, lamentation de l'epée, sur la tombe de Huysmans, les funérailles du naturalisme, fragments sur Barbey d'Aurevilly (1 vol.). Partially unopeded. Text in french. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buenos Aires Libros]
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        Alternative to Serfdom

      1948 - CLARK, John Maurice. Alternative to Serfdom. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. Octavo, original navy cloth, original dust jacket. $1500.First edition of the renowned economist’s response to Hayek’s Road to Serfdom (1944), inscribed “To Caryl Haskins, With the author’s best regards, John M. Clark,” in scarce dust jacket.“One of the great economists of this century…. Clark was an economist’s economist” (New York Times). In Alternative to Serfdom, published in the wake of WWII, Clark “deals pragmatically with the problems of freedom and responsibility in American economic policy. His alternative to serfdom is the balance of competing groups and institutions” (Foreign Affairs). This important work, “based on a 1947 series of lectures at the University of Michigan, was meant as a response to Hayek’s Road to Serfdom (1944), particularly in presenting a more positive role for the state.” Clark’s ability “to extend his theoretical insights and empirical studies into the realm of practical policy remains a model for the development of the discipline and its practitioners” (ANB). “First Edition” stated on copyright page. Recipient Caryl Haskins is very likely the preeminent biophysicist and president of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, who also founded Haskins Laboratories and was a trustee emeritus of the National Geographic Society.Book fine; light soiling, slight edge-wear to seams minimally affecting a word on spine of extremely good dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        MEMOIRES DE M. DE SCHNABELEWOPSKI

      Editeur - PARIS, HAUMONT - 1948Mémoires de M. de Schnabelewopski écrits par Henri Heine, Illustrés par Jules Pascin, et imprimés pour les fils de roi par J. Haumont, imprimeur à Paris - 35 gravures sur bois tirées en gris et une vignette en couleurs sur la page de titre - Exemplaire in - 4 en feuillets sous couverture remplie et sous emboitage, tirage limité à 133 exemplaires, celui - ci N° 21sur vélin chiffon - Une dizaine de rousseurs très pâles sur la couverture - Très bel exemplaire 93 pages, 34 cm, feuillets

      [Bookseller: Librairie Livres 113]
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        Lilacs In Vase

      1948-05-15. Oil on canvas. 12" x 16". No Binding.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Les Fleurs du mal

      Marcel Sautier 1948-1952, Paris - 2 volumes in-4, en feuilles, couvertures illustrées, chemises et étuis de l'éditeur. 269 lithographies originales en noir d'Edouard Goerg, dont 4 en couvertures, 2 frontispices et 263 gravures encadrant le texte à pleine page dont 33 à double page. Tirage limité à 200 exemplaires, tous sur vélin pur fil à la forme des papeteries du Marais. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pierre Adrien Yvinec]
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        Painting as a Pastime, signed and dated in the year of publication by Churchill

      London: Odhams Press Limited, Ernest Benn Limited, 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is the British first edition, first printing of Painting as a Pastime, signed and dated by Churchill in the year of publication. The inscription, in three lines in black ink on the front free endpaper, reads: "From | Winston S. Churchill | 1948". Provenance is the Luce family estate. Churchill's essay about his famous hobby had been printed in The Strand magazine as early as 1921, but it was not until 1948 - nearly three decades after his first published words on the subject - that Churchill consented to a book about his hobby and passion. Soldier, writer, and politician, Churchill was perhaps an unlikely painter. Nonetheless he proved both a prolific and passionate one. Churchill first took up painting during the First World War. May 1915 saw Churchill scapegoated for failure in the Dardanelles and slaughter at Gallipoli and forced from his Cabinet position at the Admiralty. By November 1915 Churchill was serving at the Front, leading a battalion in the trenches. But during the summer of 1915, as he battled depression, he rented Hoe Farm in Surrey, which he frequented with his wife and three children. One day in June, Churchill noticed his brother's wife, Gwendeline, sketching in watercolors. Churchill borrowed her brush and swiftly found solace in painting, which would be a passion and source of release and renewal for the remaining half century of his long life. Winston's wife Clementine had opposed the idea of her husband's opining in print on the subject, concerned that he might be belittled by professional painters and others. Clementine aside, it may be that Churchill's comparative reticence on the subject was to keep something personal in the great and turbulent sweep of his otherwise tremendously public life. He wrote, "Painting is a friend who makes no undue demands, excites to no exhausting pursuits, keeps faithful pace even with feeble steps, and holds her canvas as a screen between us and the envious eyes of Time or the surly advance of Decrepitude" (Painting as a Pastime, p. 13). Whatever Churchill's reason for penning and ultimately consenting to book publication of Painting as a Pastime complete with images of his paintings, the relatively few words he offered on the subject add something truly personal and different to the great body of his writing. This signed and dated British first edition, first printing is very good plus in a very good dust jacket. The pale green cloth binding remains square, clean, and tight with sharp corners and bright gilt. We note a little wrinkling at the spine ends and a few tiny indentations to the edges. The contents remain bright with a crisp feel. Modest spotting appears confined to the endpapers and page edges. Differential toning to the endpapers corresponding the dust jacket flaps confirms that this copy has spent life jacketed. The dust jacket is unclipped and bright, but with wear to extremities and hinges, light soiling to the rear face, and a small abrasion to the front face beside the image of Churchill. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987) was a journalist, playwright, Congresswoman, and ambassador and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Clare was married to Henry Robinson Luce (b.1898) from 1935 until his death in 1967. Together, "for almost three decades, the Luces were indisputably America’s foremost power couple." Both were longtime friends of Winston Churchill. Henry Luce was the influential creator of the Time-Life magazine empire. Journalist and philanthropist Henry "Hank" Luce III (1925-2005) was the elder son of Henry Luce by his first marriage. This signed first edition of Painting as a Pastime was acquired from the New York estate library of the Luce family following the death of "Hank" Luce. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A242.1.a, Woods/ICS A125(a), Langworth p.288.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Novels. The Text based on Collation of the Early Editions by R. W. Chapman. With Notes, Indexes and Illustrations from Contemporary Sources. In five volumes.Third Edition.

      Oxford: Clarendon Press. -49 1948 - 5 vols. 8vo. (18.5 x 13 cm.). Contemporary full turqouise calf by Bayntun (Riviere), sides with double gilt fillet border, spines with raised bands and gilt decoration, red and orange morocco labels with gilt lettering, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A very handsome set. 44 full page printed illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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        The Peace. Translated from the German by Sturat O. Hood, Introduction by Louis Clair.

      Henry Regnery Company,, Hinsdale (Illinois), 1948 - Amerikanische Erstausgabe (C/M E 8a) Hinsdale (Illinois), Henry Regnery Company, 1948 8°. 77 S. Auf dem Klappentext Abbildung von Ernst Jünger. O-Leinen m. Farbprägung u. O-Umschlag (dieser mir Randläsuren). Handschriftlich "Dieses Unicum war mir neu. Für K.H. Rexroth Ernst Jünger W.9.XII. 1984". Anbei Zeitungsausschnitt "Christian who defied Hitler". Auf der Vortitel-Rückseite Rostspur einer Büroklammer. Die Friedensschrift Ernst Jüngers in "The Humanist Library". Sprache: de O-Leinen m. Farbprägung u. O-Umschlag (dieser mir Randläsuren). Handschriftlich "Dieses Unicum war mir neu. Für K.H. Rexroth Ernst Jünger W.9.XII. 1984". Anbei Zeitungsausschnitt "Christian who defied Hitler". Auf der Vortitel-Rückseite Rostspur einer Büroklammer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Signum Antiquariat]
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        Zeven getypte brieven aan 'Zeer geachte Heer [K.] Lekkerkerker'.

      1. 27,4 x 21,4 cm. Op eigen briefpapier. Eén blad. Alleen recto. Gesigneerd 'fbordewijk' en gedateerd '21 September 1948'. 18 regels tekst. Met originele envelop. 2. 27,4 x 21,4 cm. Op eigen briefpapier. Eén blad. Alleen recto. Gesigneerd 'fbordewijk' en gedateerd '26 October 1948'. 18 regels tekst. 3. 27,4 x 21,4 cm. Op eigen briefpapier. Eén blad. Alleen recto. Gesigneerd 'fbordewijk' en gedateerd '13 November 1948'. 27 regels tekst. Met originele envelop. 4. 27,4 x 21,4 cm. Op eigen briefpapier. Eén blad. Alleen recto. Gesigneerd 'fbordewijk' en gedateerd '18 November 1948'. 34 regels tekst. Met originele envelop. 5. 27,4 x 21,4 cm. Op eigen briefpapier. Eén blad. Alleen recto. Gesigneerd 'fbordewijk' en gedateerd '2 December 1948'. 11 regels tekst. 6. 27,4 x 21,4 cm. Op eigen briefpapier. Eén blad. Alleen recto. Gesigneerd 'fbordewijk' en gedateerd '6 December 1948'. 4 regels tekst. Met originele envelop. 7. 27,4 x 21,4 cm. Op eigen briefpapier. Eén blad. Alleen recto. Gesigneerd 'fbordewijk' en gedateerd '10 December 1948'. Met originele envelop.* Interessante correspondentie met een redacteur van uitgeverij De Driehoek, die van Bordewijk een 'aantal short stories [...] in pocket book vorm' wil uitbrengen. In de eerste brief geeft de schrijver aan in principe akkoord te gaan met de uitgave van 'een stuk of twintig' verhalen ('waarvan ongeveer de helft ernstig, de rest komisch'), maar is het voorgestelde 'tantième' zijns inziens te laag: 'Ik zou netto 10% van de winkelprijs van elk verkocht exemplaar willen bedingen, met een minimum van 10 cent netto per exemplaar'. Bordewijk informeert ook naar de verschijningsdatum en een voorschot op het honorarium.In de tweede brief bespreekt hij de details van de overeenkomst met De Driehoek: 20 verhalen, 2500 exemplaren, winkelprijs f 1,-. 'Voorts moet uiteraard het contract geen bepalingen bevatten waarmede ik het niet eens zou kunnen zijn. Hoe korter en eenvoudiger, m.i. des te beter'. Bordewijk wil ook graag na verloop van tijd automatisch het auteursrecht terug krijgen.Een 'niet onaardige titel' doet Bordewijk aan de hand in de derde brief: Reispenningen. 'Indien U nu meent dat dit eerder zou afschrikken dan aantrekken ben ik bereid de titel van een der verhalen (novellen zijn het niet) als boektitel te nemen, b.v. "Zwanenpolder" en dit verhaal voorop te zetten'.De vierde brief kent een lange alinea waarin Bordewijk de tekst voor op het omslag van de pocket bespreekt. Hij verwijst naar de biografische informatie op de flap van zijn laatste roman, waarin één feit 'door de gebeurtenissen achterhaald' is. Een bibliografie kan Bordewijk niet verstrekken. Statement: 'Ik verzoek U echter zeer dringend geen reclame voor mijn werk in het algemeen of dit in het bizonder te willen maken op boek of omslag. Ik ben er tot dusver zonder zulk soort reclame gekomen en heb daarvan een hartgrondige afkeer'. De laatste drie brieven begeleiden de kopij voor het boek, 'persklaar en in nieuwe spelling'. In de laatste brief vraagt Bordewijk zich af waar zijn voorschot van f 750,- blijft.Dankzij de bijgevoegde doorslagen van vijf getypte brieven van Lekkerkerker aan Bordewijk zijn de onderhandelingen en de ontwikkelingen op de voet te volgen. Bordewijks bundel met korte verhalen verscheen in november 1949 onder de titel Zwanenpolder in de reeks Pyramide Zakromans.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        The Works]. The Voyage Out; Night and Day; Jacob's Room; Mrs. Dalloway; To the Lighthouse; Orlando: A Biography; The Years; The Waves; The Common Reader: First Series; Second Series; Three Guineas; The Moment and Other Essays; Flush: A Biography.

      London The Hogarth Press 1948 - Fourteen volumes. "Uniform Edition", mixed impressions, sml. 8vo., bound in half purple morocco with yellow and grey lettering-pieces, grey endpapers and all edges gilt. A complete set of the Uniform Edition of the works of Virginia Woolf, the impression stated is that of each title since first published, hence the variations. The colour of the superb binding is purple in recognition of the distinctive purple ink Woolf always used. Kirkpatrick A22a; Woolmer 423. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Painting as a Pastime.

      London: Odhams Press Limited and Ernest Benn Limited,, 1948. Octavo (215 × 133 mm). Recent red full morocco by Bayntun (Riviere), two raised bands gilt to spine forming compartments, titles direct to wider central compartment and date to foot gilt, single-rule border to covers gilt with facsimile of Churchill's signal to front gilt, all edges gilt, broad turn-ins ruled in gilt with rosette cornerpieces gilt, marbled endpapers. Frontispiece with tissue guard, 15 plates with 18 colour illustrations. Corners almost impercebtibly rubbed, frontispiece tanned as usual. A fine copy. 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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        Kangting-Tibetan Border.

      Kangting: Geoffrey Taylor Bull, 1948. - Very rare, possibly unique self-published account. No other copies traced. Produced while the author was in Kangting, with his address to the title page printed as follows: 18 Kwang Ming Lu, Kangting, Sikang, W. China. Orange cloth covered boards, spiral bound, with printed title label to the front. 23 leaves, printed single-sided to the recto, comprising title page, contents, and 21 pages of text. GEOFFREY BULL (1921–99) was a Scottish Christian missionary and author. In March 1947, he and George Neilson Patterson travelled deep into the Chinese interior to the border with Tibet, where for three years, they studied Mandarin and Tibetan. Bull witnessed the last days of Tibetan independence, and was imprisoned on the pretext of being a spy. At first, he was kept in solitary confinement, but later underwent a re-education and thought reform programme. He was held captive for 3 years and 2 months before his release to the British authorities in Hong Kong. He subsequently married, and served in Borneo. He died following the Breaking of Bread service in Largs, and was buried in Scotland. GEORGE NEILSON PATTERSON (1920-2012), also known as "Patterson of Tibet", was a Scottish engineer and missionary who served as Medical Officer and diplomatic representative of the Tibetan Resistance Movement during the Chinese invasion of Tibet. This work describes their observations and events prior to imprisonment. CONTENTS: Chapter 1. Into Kangting / 2. The City: a) It's (sic) Situation and its Sin b) It's Differing People and their Common Need / 3. The Work of God - Past and Present / 4. Language - Preparing to Preach in Tibetan / 5. What of the Regions Beyond? Extracts from a Diary / 6. Conclusion and Poem. The text includes descriptions of landscapes, mannners and customs, sexual practices and disease, the caravanserai, the treatment of girls and servant girls, lamaseries, the author's impressions of earlier travellers (Huc and Gabel, J, Cameron, Polhill, named representatives of the China Inland Mission, etc). Reference is made to his companion George Patterson, who secured interviews with two chief Lamas (pp8-9), whose notes he uses later on. Chapter 4 describes how Bull learnt Tibetan: "At about 9 o'clock each morning Ba Ma - my Tibetan teacher presents himself. He is an incredible picture. His hair generally very tousled - a delightful tangle and quite fuzzy - bound round with a cord which has a tassel at the back of the head." etc. Chapter 5 (What of the Regions Beyond Us?) is made up of "Extracts from the diary of my fellow-worker George Patterson who has just returned from a trip into the country to the N.W. - with Brother Kraft (May - June '48)". CONDITION: Covers VG- with some dusting. Cracking to the spiral binding, but holding secure. Title page coming loose from the spiral binding. Other pages securely attached. Pages VG, tanned with some spotting. Formerly in a missionary college library collection, with their details, stamped "Withdrawn", just legible beneath a white sticker to the title page. No other library markings. Ref 1864. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BEYOND THIS HORIZON ...

      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press,. 1948. cloth.. Spine panel lightly faded, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust. jacket with a touch of edge rubbing and small closed tear to upper. edge of rear panel. The Fantasy Press advertising leaflet advertising. this book is laid in. (#136720). First edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Heinlein (this is copy #301 inscribed to Edward Kuss). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-506. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 234. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 207-12. In 333.

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        Arte Madí. N. 2

      Buenos Aires 1948 - N. 2, octubre 1948. 30,5 x 20,5 cm. 24 páginas. Un Mítica revista argentina del grupo MADI. De capital importancia y rarísima. Contiene el famoso fotomontaje del Grete stern La foto pegada en la cubierta es facsímil. Ha perdido las fotos pegadas del interior. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Eisenbahn + Zubehör verschiedener Hersteller: GFN-Lokomotive / 3 Personenwagen *Bing*-gemarkt BW / 2 offene Transportwaggons (einer gemarkt *Kraus*) / 1 Transportwaggon *DAB-Dortmunder Actien Brauerei* / 1 Schüttlore / 1 Märklin Tender R 959 u.a..

       ( Spurbreite 3,5 cm ). Mit 6 Längsschienen (gemarkt OD, Länge jeweils 28 cm ) und 9 Kurvenelementen unterschiedlicher Länge ( 7 von 28 cm Länge, 2 von 14,5 cm Länge ). Dazu ein Weiche (gemarkt OK 8 Germany), 1 alte Bahnübergangsanlage (gemarkt Märklin), 1 Drehkreuz (ohne Marke), 3 Signalmasten (ohne Marke - einer defekt ohne Bodenplatte), 1 Tunnel (ungemarkt - möglicherweise von Bing). Die GFN Lokomotive mit der Typenbezeichnung *99 221*- Made in U.S.-Zone Germany und Friktionsantrieb (Schlüssel hierfür fehlt - möglicherweise defekt) um 1948 / die 3 Bingwaggons (einer hiervon ein Speisewagen) wie auch die Märklin-Schüttlore, die Märklin-Bahnübergangsanlage ( Größe 27 x 20 cm ) und der Tunnel sowie die 3 Signalmasten offenbar um 1910-1920, die übrigen Waggons und Zubehörteile teils später. Teils mit beweglichen Elementen (Türen, Klappen). Mit teils deutlichen Gebrauchsspuren (Lackschäden, bestoßen, teilweise etwas beschädigt, teils etwas angerostet, Bahnübergangsanlage mit fehlenden Elementen etc.). (beiliegend: einige weitere ältere Blechspielzeugteile / ferner beiliegend: 1 Karton mit ca. 80 Märklin-Schienen um 1950 ( teils Geraden, teils Kurven, teils Weichen usw., zusammen ca. 21 Meter lang ) sowie 1 Karton mit diversen Märklin-Waggons, 2 Schienenfahrzeugen, Kranwagen, Güterwaggons etc., ebenfalls 50`er Jahre ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Eisenbahn, Spielzeugeisenbahn, Blechspielzeug, Märklin, Bing, Kraus, DAB, Schienen, Speisewagen, Schüttlore, Waggon

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        Of Flight and Life.

      New York, Charles Scribner\'s Sons, 1948. 1 st ed. 56 p. 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen mit Schutzumschlag, dieser mit kleinen Randbereibungen, das Buch selbst sauber und frisch, auf dem Vortitel vom amerikanschen Flieger signiert und datiert ( August 1948) , beiliegend ein Echtheitszertifikat des deutschen Sohnes von Lindberg, David Hesshaimer; für einen Vorbesitzer. Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr. (* 4. Februar 1902 in Detroit, Michigan - + 26. August 1974 in Kipahulu, Maui, Hawaii), war ein US-amerikanischer Pilot und Träger der Medal of Honor.Ihm gelang am 20./21. Mai 1927 die erste Alleinüberquerung des Atlantiks von New York nach Paris ohne Zwischenlandung, wodurch er zu einer der bekanntesten Personen der Luftfahrt wurde. (Die erste Nonstop-Atlantiküberquerung von Amerika nach Europa mit einem Flugzeug war bereits 1919 durch Alcock und Brown erfolgt.) Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Le Bestiaire Fabuleux.

      Paris, Maurice Darantiere, [1948]. 96 nn. S. 14 mehrfarbige Gouachen von Jean Lurçat und 14 Calligramme von Jules Dominique Morniroli nach Patrice de la Tour du Pin. Fol., lose Bogen in Umschlag, in OLeinen-Mappe im Leinenschuber. Monod 6883. - Druck rot und schwarz. Eines von 150 num. Exemplaren. - An den Rändern stellenweise wenig stockfleckig, einige Seiten mit Abklatsch.. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Chagall, Marc. - Les ames mortes. - Blatt XLIV. - "Pliouchkine offre à boire".

      Paris Tériade Éditeur 1948 - Radierung / Strichätzung & Kaltnadel, mit Plattenton, auf Ingres-Arches-Bütten, 1923/1927. Von Marc Chagall. 21,4 x 27,7 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 27,5 x 35,8 cm (Blatt). Aus: Marc Chagall, Les ames mortes (Paris: Tériade Éditeur 1948), Bd. 1-2. - In der Platte signiert unten links: "Chagall". Ebenso sehr fein unten rechts signiert. - Pliouchkine bietet ein Getränk an. - Blatt Nr. 44 aus der schönen Folge "Les ames mortes" nach Nikolai Gogol (Referenz: Cramer 17), die Chagall schon 1923/27 radiert hatte. 1948 wurden die Platten erstmals für diese Ausgabe des Tériade-Verlags gedruckt. - Verso kaum merkliche Rahmungsspuren. Guter Zustand. Marc Chagall (1887 Peskowatik bei Witebsk/ Weißrussland - 1985 Saint-Paul-de-Vence / Frankreich). Eigentlich Moische Chazkelewitsch Schagalow. Weißrussisch-französischer Maler und Grafiker. 1906 Lehre beim Maler Jehuda Pen in Witebsk. 1907-08 Studium an der Kaiserlichen Kunstakademie Petersburg. Ab 1908 an der Kunstschule Zwanzerou. 1910 Parisaufenthalt, Prägung durch die intensive Farbigkeit van Goghs und der Fauves. 1912 Teilnahme am Salon des Indépendants in Paris. 1914 erste Einzelausstellung in Berlin. Verlust vieler Bilder bei Kriegsausbruch. 1917 Gründung einer modernen Kunstschule in seinem Heimatort. 1923 Übersiedlung nach Paris. 1926 erste Ausstellung in New York. 1937 Französische Staatsbürgerschaft und Beschlagnahmung vieler Werke. 1941 Exil in New York. 1948 Rückkehr und endgültige Niederlassung in Frankreich. 1959 Ehrendoktorwürde der Universität Glasgow. Seit 1964 Gestaltung von Glasfenstern. Ehrendoktor der Universität Notre-Dame. 1977 erhält er das großes Kreuz der Ehrenlegion. Chagall zählt zu den wichtigsten Vertretern der klassischen Moderne und ist als Maler-Poet bekannt, dessen Bilder - stets aufgeladen von Symbolen - sich keinem Stil eindeutig zuschreiben lassen. 1-2 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        British Pamphleteers.

      London: Allan Wingate,, 1948 & 51. Volume I: From the Sixteenth Century to the French Revolution. Volume II: From the French Revolution to the Present Time. 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets. Hinge of volume I cracked but holding, contents faintly toned. A very good set in the bright jackets with lightly sunned spines and short closed tear to volume II head of front panel. First editions, first impressions. A handsomely produced set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les mains sales

      Edition, one of 60 copies numbered on "pur-fil" paper, deluxe edition after 15 Holland paper.Beautiful copy. Gallimard Paris 1948 12x19cm broché

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        Mémoires sur la deuxième guerre mondiale

      Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 320 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête.Rare et très bel exemplaire. Plon Paris 1948-1954 14x23cm 10 volumes brochés

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        The Flamingoes

      (Frederic Prokosch), Rome 1948 - First edition. Decorated paper self-wrappers with printed paper label. 12mo. Fine. One of 22 copies, this indicated by hand by Prokosch as "Special Copy in Florentine." Signed by the author. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books." Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions," which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. *OCLC* locates four copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        THE NAKED AND THE DEAD.

      Rinehart and Company (1948)., New York: - First edition of the author's first book, SIGNED. Only 25,000 copies were printed. This "Burgess 99" title is acclaimed as one of the best novels to come out of WWII. The fragile black paper boards are nicked at base but otherwise near fine, which is unusual. In the first-issue dust jacket with introductory blurb by Stanley Rinehart comparing Mailer favorably with Hemingway and others (versus the second-issue jacket with reviews). The dust jacket is price-clipped, nicked and rubbed at spine ends and corners, and very lightly runned at folds, with red box on spine tanned just a bit, but still about very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        Festschrift für Georg Hartmann. Unikat. Ejemplar unico.

      Barcelona Neufville S A 1948 - Pergamenteinband auf Holzdeckeln mit einem vertieft liegendem O-Ölgemälde von H. Alsina Munné aus Barcelona. Einband und Seiten sauber. (23) unpaginierte Blätter auf unbeschnittenem festem Büttenpapier mit 6 Original-Zeichnungen von Pedro Coscollá jeweils auf eines der unpaginierten Blätter montiert und jeweils mit einem Seidenpapier geschützt. Die Zeichnungen sind in Tinte ausgeführt und die Schatten grau aquarelliert. Alle Graphiken tragen die handschriftliche Bezeichnung "Coscollá 48". Buchgröße: 33 x 42,5 cm. - - - Encuardernacion en pergamino sobre tapas de madera portando un cuadro al oleo original de H. Alsina Munné de Barcelona. Tapas y pagina limpias. (23) hojas sin paginacion en papel de tina con 6 dibujos originales de Pedro Coscollá. Todo los graficos tienen la signatura original "Coscollá 48". El tamano del libro es: 33 x 42,5 cm. - - - Die zwischen den Graphiken befindlichen Seiten tragen jeweils eindrucksvolle Texte in Deutsch und Spanisch von Caspar David Friedrich, Lope de Vega, R. de Campoamor, Gustavo A. Becquer und Zorilla. Das von Ermengol Alsina i Munné (1889-1980) gemalte Ölbild auf dem Einband stellt die Virgen de la Merce, Schutzpatronin von Barcelona dar. Die einzelnen Zeichnungen zeigen Christus am Kreuz, die Kathedrale von Barcelona sowie Details aus dem Inneren der Kathedrale. Der Künstler der Zeichnungen illustrierte 1950 auch das Buch "Ewiges Spanien am Rande Europas" von Carl Nahrstedt. - - - Der Unternehmer Georg Hartmann (1870-1954), dem das Werk gewidmet ist, war Seniorchef der Bauerschen Schriftgießerei in Frankfurt am Main, die 1837 gegründet wurde. Außerdem war er Vorsitzender des Freien Hochstiftes. Das an Herrn Hartmann gerichtete Nachwort wurde von den Angehörigen der Familie Neufville geschrieben. In den 1880-er Jahren hatte die Bauersche Schriftgießerei die Schriftgießerei Neufville in Barcelona übernommen. 1898 wurde Georg Hartmann der Besitzer der Bauerschen und Neufville Schriftgießerei. Nach dem Tod von Georg Hartmann übernahm Ernst Vischer die Firma. 1972 schloss die Bauersche Gießerei und die Fundicion Tipografica Neufville in Barcelona übernahm deren Gussprogramm. - - - La paginas entre los graficos contienen textos impresionates en aleman y espanol de Caspar David Friedrich, Lope de Vega, R. de Campoamor, Gustavo A. Becquer und Zorilla. El cuadro de la portada fue pintado por Ermengol Alsina i Munné (1889-1980) y representa la Mercé, la patrona de Barcelona. Los seis dibujos representan Cristo en la cruz, la catedral de Barcelona y detailles de su interior. - - - La obra fue dedicada por el impresario Georg Hartmann (1870-1954) y el fue el jefe de la Fundicion Bauer en Francoforte y en Barcelona. La Fundicion de Barcelona fue y es la Fundicion Tipografica Neufville en Barcelona. - - - Una curiosidad aparte es: Un tocayo del Prof. Pedro Coscollá pintó el retablo de la Catedral de Valencia entre 1367 y 1391.

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        Cirque Knie - Les Trois Francesco., Farblithographie.

      Zürich, Gebr. Maurer 1948 - Margadant, "Das Schweizer Plakat", S. 120. - Der Schweizer Künstler gestaltete diverse Werbemittel für den Zirkus Knie. - Rechts unten mit kl. Stempel des Kanton Thurgau. - Gefaltet, 1 Falzeinriß hinterlegt. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage. Sprache: Deutsch 128 x 90 cm. Rechts oben im Stein monogrammiert: "H.Schr."

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        THE SECOND WORLD WAR The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy

      Cassell & Co. Ltd. London. 1948-54. FIRST EDITIONS, first impressions. 6 volumes. 8vo. ( 8.6 x 5.8 inches). INSCRIBED BY WINSTON CHURCHILL on the half title page of volume one, "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill. 1948". Previous owners name, and date - September 1948- on the blank verso of the front free endpaper opposite. Loosely inserted is a letter from Churchill's Private Secretary, Jo Sturdee, on 28 Hyde Park Gate notepaper, dated November 26, 1948. presenting the book to the recipient. Nina Edith 'Jo' Sturdee was a Private Secretary to Churchill from 1942 to 1953. --------- Illustrated with maps and diagrams, some folding, throughout the volumes. Original publishers black cloth, the spines lettered in gilt. The cloth bindings are very clean and the gilt lettering is still very sharp and bright. A fresh and bright set in the publishers original dustwrappers which have some minor fading to the spines, but much less so than often found with this set. The red lettering that is so prone to fading is still readable and bright on all six volumes. Overall a better than very good set with the added bonus of Churchill's signature in volume 1 and great provenance. More details available on request.

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        TAKEN AT THE FLOOD

      London: Collins, The Crime Club. 1948. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original orange cloth with black titles to the spine, in supplied first issued dustwrapper. A very good copy, the cloth clean but faded in places to the spine and panel edges. The contents are clean, complete and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. The correct first issue dustwrapper is very bright and attractive with a few closed tears and associated creasing to the extremities. Not price-clipped (8s. 6d. net to the front flap). Signed by the author in blue ink at the top of the front free endpaper. Provenance: From the library of journalist, author and historian Kate Taylor MBE. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Out of the Unknown

      Los Angeles, CA: Fantasy Publishing Company, 1948. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Printing of stated First Edition, First state with publisher's original blue mesh weave cloth, spine panel lettered in gold. Signed by A. E. van Vogt directly on title page. Book in fine condition; a touch wear to jacket, else in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        Slaves of Sleep

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, (1948) - Absolutely splendid, truly stunning, fine First Printing of the First Edition of this extraordinary (and extremely scarce) novel of magic carpet adventure. The fourth book by the founder of the Church of Scientology, this superb copy in its quite amazing pictorial very nearly fine dust jacket is a true collectible. An important and valuable addition to one’s library — for any number of reasons. This copy is SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        CINEMA. Quindicinale di divulgazione cinematografica. Nuova serie.

      Edit. Gloriosa - Vitagliano 1948-1956 In - 4 p., similpelle, ca. 30 pp. cad. fascicolo, con numerose foto in biamco e nero e a colori. Di questa importante rivista di cinema e spettacolo, fondata nel 1936 da Ulrico Hoepli e pubblicata in tre serie, offriamo una raccolta completa della Nuova Serie, dal fascicolo n. 1 (25 ottobre 1948 - Anno I) al n. 169 (1 luglio 1956 - Anno IX), rilegati in 15 volumi. In buono stato (good copy).

      [Bookseller: Libreria La Bottega delle Occasioni]
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        Mathematische Nachrichten.

      Weinheim, Wiley-VCH, 1948-2005. - ISSN:0025-584x. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 140000 Grüne Bibliotheks-Leineneinbände.

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        The Loved One: An Ango-American Tragedy

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. First edition. Number 197 of 250 copies in the large paper edition, signed by Waugh and the illustrator on preliminary colophon page. 144 p. Green cloth with gilt stamping on spine. Near Fine. Light sunning to spine and faint bubble in front board. A novella by the acclaimed British author satirizing his countrymen abroad and Hollywood that was a surprise hit in the U.S.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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