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        The Third Man (Original candid still photograph of director Carol Reed working on the set of the film)

      London: Carol Reed Productions, 1948. Vintage candid black-and-white single weight still photograph from the UK release of the 1949 film. Shown are Carol Reed and his crew setting up a shot while Graham Greene looks on, a rare shot of the two collaborators at work together. Stamped on the verso is, "A CAROL REED PRODUCTION / "THE THIRD MAN" / PRODUCED AT / THE LONDON FILM STUDIOS / SHEPPERTON--ENGLAND." 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 original screenplay. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Near Fine. 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]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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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        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.

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      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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      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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      (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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      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. .

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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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      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 economistâ&#128;&#153;s response to Hayekâ&#128;&#153;s Road to Serfdom (1944), inscribed â&#128;&#156;To Caryl Haskins, With the authorâ&#128;&#153;s best regards, John M. Clark,â&#128;&#157; in scarce dust jacket.â&#128;&#156;One of the great economists of this centuryâ&#128;¦. Clark was an economistâ&#128;&#153;s economistâ&#128;&#157; (New York Times). In Alternative to Serfdom, published in the wake of WWII, Clark â&#128;&#156;deals pragmatically with the problems of freedom and responsibility in American economic policy. His alternative to serfdom is the balance of competing groups and institutionsâ&#128;&#157; (Foreign Affairs). This important work, â&#128;&#156;based on a 1947 series of lectures at the University of Michigan, was meant as a response to Hayekâ&#128;&#153;s Road to Serfdom (1944), particularly in presenting a more positive role for the state.â&#128;&#157; Clarkâ&#128;&#153;s ability â&#128;&#156;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 practitionersâ&#128;&#157; (ANB). â&#128;&#156;First Editionâ&#128;&#157; 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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      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

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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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