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        Lilacs In Vase

      1948-05-15 1948 - Oil on canvas. 12" x 16".

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Largine]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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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

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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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      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."

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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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      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.

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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]

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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).

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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.

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      The Golden Cockerel Press, (London, England) 1948 - 4to. full red leather, covers and spine gilt-stamped, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, two raised bands on spine, slipcase. 35+(1) pages. Limited to 750 numbered copies of which this is one of 100 specially bound, numbered copies, signed by the translator on colophon (Cave and Manson 177.1). Translated from the Greek by F.L. Lucas. Ten engravings, including frontispiece, by Mark Severin. With introduction and endnotes (Horne 388-9). Bound by S. & S. of London (Sangorski and Sutcliffe). Slipcase scuffed at corners. full red leather, covers and spine gilt-stamped, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, two raised bands on spine, slipcase [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Novellen Mit Zeichnungen von Anny Schröder

      Alster, Wedel in Holstein 1948 - Einband bestossen und berieben, Einbandrücken Oberfläche etwas eingerissen, Vorsatz mit Widmung, Seiten altersbedingt nachgedunkelt, Buchblock sauber und fest - in Fraktur Deutsch 410 pages. 8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Raintree County

      Boston, Ma: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948 Later Printing. Signed By The Author On The Half-Title Page. No Other Marks Or Writing. Hint Of A Bump To The Lower Back Corner. Spine Ends A Little Wrinkled. The Jacket Has A Few Chips And Tears. The Top Edge, Corners And Spine Ends Have Been Reinforced With Clear Tape. Small Area A The Front Spine Fold Has Also Been Taped. Price Clipped.

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        Come Vi Piace (As You Like It)

      Rome: Galleria Dell'Obelisco / Carlo Bestetti, 1948. Softbound. Good+, moderate soiling or age toning to covers, some sheets. Illustrated cardstock wraps. 11 pp. ads, frontice (drawing by Dali), title page, 3 sheets followed by 4 cardboard mounted color plates, followed by 2 sheets, followed by 4 cardboard mounted color plates, followed by 4 sheets. Dali traveled to Port Lligat in 1948 to begin work on the costumes and set designs for this play, as well as a play by Richard Strauss. The 8 color plates in this are in VG condition, one having a tiny crease in one corner, and the first having come loose from it's mounting. Dalie also did the designs for the front and rear covers, as well as numerous vignettes for the text pages. Overall a tight fresh copy of a very rare item.

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        Sade et Restif de la Bretonne. Tapuscrit avec de nombreux ajouts autographes [Ensemble] Un livre vivant. Manuscrit préparatoire [ensemble] Les plaisirs et les jours, tapuscrit final.

      S.n. 1948 - - S.n., s.l. 1948, 50 feuillets (21x27cm); 3 feuillets in-8 (12x22cm), un feuillet 13,5x10,5cm; 17 feuillets in-4 (21x27cm). - Tapuscrit original de 50 feuillets, constituant l'ensemble des écrits de Blanchot sur Restif de la Bretonne parus successivement dans Critique n°22 de mars 1948, sous le titre : « Un livre vivant », dans Les Cahiers de la Pléiade n°4 de juin 1948, sous le titre : « Les plaisirs de la vertu », puis enfin en préface de « Sara » de Restif de la Bretonne, chez Stock en 1949. A cette important ensemble, sont joints quatre feuillets manuscrits recto verso de premier jet et de notes ainsi que le tapuscrit final des « Plaisirs de la vertu » annoté par l'éditeur. Le premier feuillet comporte une déchirure importante en tête avec manque affectant la majorité du titre. Les autres feuillets comportent parfois de petites déchirures marginales sans gravité. L'article fut repris ultérieurement, en 1986, dans un essai intitulé Sade et Restif de la Bretonne, publié à la collection « Le regard littéraire » des éditions bruxelloises Complexes. Tapuscrits et manuscrits présentant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et soulignements à l'encre. En 1948, connaissant une période d'intense activité littéraire avec la finalisation de la deuxième version de Thomas l'obscur, Blanchot éprouve, face à l'écriture critique, un profond désenchantement « au point d'en éprouver l'inutilité. » (Bident) Ce sentiment de vanité nourrit toutefois une écriture féconde. Blanchot ne se soustrait aucunement aux âpres efforts de la recherche comme en témoigne cet important document dévoilant l'élaboration de sa réflexion sur Sade et Restif de la Bretonne. Cet étonnant tapuscrit, comportant plusieurs étapes d'écritures et de composition, est un exemple unique du cheminement intellectuel de Maurice Blanchot dans la composition de cette réflexion fondamentale. Une étude comparative des différentes versions et articles publiés fait en effet appraitre que le document que nous présentons est antérieur à toutes les publications mais qu'il porte cependant les traces et tous les éléments de chacune. De fait, si la structure initiale semble être celle de la préface de Sara, les ajouts, transformations, réimpressions de certains feuillets et renumérotation de pages correspondent en partie à l'élaboration des deux articles plus courts parus pourtant antérieurement et composés d'extraits de cette préface. D'une grande complexité structurelle, le tapuscrit révèle, par ses repentirs, corrections syntaxiques, insertions, reprises et collages, la progression de la pensée et la chronologie de l'écriture. La nature disparate des papiers qui composent cet ensemble rendent manifestes ces ruptures dans la rédaction. Les cinq premiers feuillets du corpus, dont le titre partiellement manquant [Un.] renvoie au premier article « Un livre vivant », se concluent sur ce qui semble un abandon de l'écriture au milieu d'une phrase et d'une ligne au deux tiers du feuillet. On retrouve ce texte modifié à partir de la page 20 et cette fois poursuivi jusqu'à son terme : la conclusion de la préface de Sara. Cette première version inachevée qui débute comme le court manuscrit accompagnant notre ensemble servira d'introduction à l'article des Cahiers de la Pléiade. Blanchot recommence ensuite son article, en reprenant une nouvelle numérotation, avec ce qui sera le début à la fois de la préface et des Plaisirs de la vertu. A l'instar de son travail romanesque, Blanchot propose ici une version « longue » dans laquelle sont insérés des feuillets présentant un texte tronqué et partiellement modifié pour la composition des deux articles intermédiaires. Les corrections manuscrites sur la version longue, reportées en tapuscrit sur la version courte, ne laissent aucun doute sur la chronologie du travail du critique. Ainsi, la conclusion des Plaisirs de la vertu qui occupe les feuillets 16 à 18, s'achève sur la signature tapuscrite de Blanchot, cependant qu'une seconde série de pages 16 à 18 in [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. FIRST EDITIONS. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST ENGLISH EDITIONS of Churchill's most important work in fine leather bindings. "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). The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy. London: Cassell & Co., Ltd., 1948-54. Octavo, modern three-quarter red polished calf, decorated spines with gilt lion devices, raised bands, top edges gilt. Six volumes. Fine condition, very handsomely bound.

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

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1948. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. Here is a collector grade, jacketed set of all five of Churchill's post-WWII speech volumes, challenging to assemble in such condition. These volumes span the period from Demobilization in late 1945, when Churchill was Leader of the Opposition, through his second Premiership (1951-1955) into a time when Churchill passes "into a living national memorial" of the time he has lived and the Nation, Empire, and free world he has served. The events encompassed by these years are in many ways no less dramatic than those of the war years - the unraveling of the British Empire, the post-war recovery, the onset of the Cold War, Soviet acquisition of the atomic bomb, development of the hydrogen bomb, and the beginning of the space age (to name a few). These postwar speech volumes are much more scarce than ChurchillÂ’s War Speeches volumes; all five of these books had only a single printing each. Moreover, the fifth and final volume, The Unwritten Alliance, is the last of Churchill's books published in his lifetime and was issued only in Britain, with no U.S. edition. All five volumes offered here are fine volumes in jackets ranging from fine to near fine. All five cloth bindings are clean, tight, and square with sharp corners and virtually no wear. The contents of all five volumes are uniformly clean and tight. We find no spotting in the set apart from a trivial handful of spots to the page edges and endpapers of Europe Unite. The sole previous ownership mark in the set is a single decorative book plate affixed to the front pastedown of In the Balance. (The "House of Belt" bookplate testifies that this volume came from the private collection of Dr. Elmer Belt, 1893-1980, renowned surgeon and noted bibliophile.) Modest age-toning to page edges is the only sign of age for most of the contents. The dust jackets are all unclipped, retaining the original front flap prices. All five dust jackets are bright, clean, and highly complete, with only minor wear to extremities. Please note that Stemming the Tide has the more desirable and elusive first state dust jacket. Stemming the Tide is a particularly impressive example, with only incidental wear spine head and corners. Dust jackets for The Unwritten Alliance were notoriously poorly printed, and consequently are almost always rubbed or streaked, with orange showing through the black background. This example of The Unwritten Alliance has excellent spine presentation, none of the typical orange streaks, no losses, and virtually no wear. We note some spotting to the rear face of the otherwise exceptionally bright Europe Unite dust jacket and a little wear to the spine heads and corners of In the Balance and The Sinews of Peace with a .5 closed tear at the upper edge of the In the Balance front face. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A241.1, A246.1, A255.1, A264.1, A273; Woods/ICS A124(a), A128(a), A130(a), A137(a), A142; Langworth pages 184, 296, 301, 309, 338

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        Anna Blume. Dichtungen.

      Hannover, Paul Steegemann, 1919. 8° 37 + 3 S. Ill. OBrosch. EA. WG II, 1. Umschlaggestaltung von Kurt Schwitters. - Die Silbergäule Bd. 39/40. - Letztes unnummerierte Blatt mit einer centgroßen Fehlstelle, sonst tadellos. Versand D: 7,00 EUR

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        Life, Letters, and Literary Remains, of John Keats

      George P. Putnam, N . Y. 1948 - RARE--------The rust colored hard cover is getting loose from the pages.The first few pages are loose and the rest are pretty tight which has been glued.The pages has light yellowing with moisture stains.Most of the stain are in the margin of the pages.The hard cover has most of it's wear to the top and bottom of the spine.Check out our books on tape.We ship everyday or next day.We are very careful when we list our books, but sometimes something minor may get by. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opera Omnia. Secundum impressionem Petri Fiaccadori Parmae 1852 - 1873. Photolithographice reimpressa. Cum nova introductione generali anglice scripta a Vernon J. Bourke. (Parma edition)

      New York, Musurgia Publishers, 1948. - 1949. 25 volumes in 26 bindings. Blue cloth, gilt. Together over 14000 pages. - Complete set. Very scarce. (library tickets, stamps, cloth rubbed, cloth vol. 1 and 25 dam. at hinges) Although still good set, see picture. According to J.P. Torrell (standardbiography) and G. Emery (standardbibliography) there are three main editions of the works of Thomas Aquinas: Léonine (1892-, not completed; 28 volumes), Parma (1852-1873; (reprinted 1948) this one; 25 volumes) and Vives (34 volumes).

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        122 Farvefotografier. 122 Colour Photographs. INSCRIBED by Keld Helmer-Petersen.

      Copenhagen: Schoenberg, 1948. Large 4to. Original grey hardcover boards including a well preserved jacket and the original slipcase. Jacket with only minimal edgewear, a small tear to edge with a tiny piece of jacket edge missing - the best copy I have seen. Text in both Danish and English.. First edition, first impression. Signed on the front free endpaper by Keld Helmer-Petersen - inscribed by k. Helmer-Petersen . One of the first color photobooks prefiguring the work of William Eggleston and Stephen Shore by nearly three decades and a major classic. Very hard to find. Parr & Badger I, 202-3. Very attractive outstanding copy with a very well preserved dustjacket in the original slipcase. More pictures upon request

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        The Second World War, full set of six British first editions

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a full set of British first editions of The Second World War, Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill's perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history... it is a contribution to history..." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office... I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill's work remains seminal, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. Richard Langworth calls the six-volume epic "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. Consequently, superior jacketed sets have become scarce. This set has imperfections, but is nonetheless better than most, a full set of British first editions featuring very good or better first printing volumes in very good dust jackets. The black cloth bindings are square, clean, and tight with bright spine gilt. We find no previous ownership marks and spotting appears almost entirely confined to the page edges. The red topstain varies across the volumes, significantly faded on Volume I, dark pink on Volumes II-V, and unfaded on Volume VI. The dust jackets are complete with no losses and retain the original front flap prices. Light wear is limited to spine ends and corners. We note some moderate differential toning to the jacket spines, with all of the red subtitles still legible. The dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. Please note that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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      [Philadelphia, 1948. In fine condition, in a burnished gilt wood frame. This remarkable painting by the well-known artist and illustrator, Robert Riggs, depicts famous Cheyenne warrior Roman Nose in battle, dressed in the full regalia of the Elk Soldier warrior society. A dramatic, powerful image, it is one of a handful of paintings by Riggs. Robert Riggs (1896-1970) was in his heyday one of the best-known artists and illustrators in the United States. After studies at the Art Students League and service during World War I, Riggs settled in Philadelphia, his home base for the rest of his life. In the 1930s and '40s he rose to national prominence as an illustrator, lithographer, and commercial artist, producing well-known images of boxers and circuses (two life-long obsessions), and of soldiers during World War II. In 1940, around the peak of his career as an illustrator, his drawings commanded $750-$1500 each, and his name was as well-known in the trade as that of Norman Rockwell. But Riggs loathed this commercial work, and after 1950 he slid increasingly into obscurity, although revered by those who knew him in the Philadelphia art world. When he died in 1970, he was almost forgotten. Riggs was never comfortable working in oils or watercolor, preferring dry mediums such as pencil and charcoal. For the few large paintings he created, he employed a technique of blending dry pigments with mastic varnish and alcohol, working on panels he had especially manufactured for his use. This technique, which creates a surface similar to the look of egg tempera, adds to the extraordinary character of Riggs' major compositions. Riggs had a particular fascination with American Indians. In his days of affluence during the Depression and World War II, he formed a major collection of American Indian artifacts. According to his biographer, he owned "an odd and unsettling collection of American Indian artifacts...He was a serious and widely read amateur anthropologist, whose hobby, an expensive one into which he happily poured much of his substantial income...was guided in part by Frank N. Speck of the University of Pennsylvania, a friend who was perhaps the foremost authority then on Indians of the Northeast." This collection played an important part in the creation of the present painting, and particular artifacts depicted are probably based on items in his collection. For example, Riggs owned several of the grisly "finger necklaces" of dried human fingers, one of which Roman Nose wears in the painting. Riggs clearly went to great lengths to make the finely realized details of his painting completely accurate. His own collections and his friendship with Speck aided him in this (Riggs did small drawings of artifacts for several of Speck's publications). Thus, such apparently bizarre details as Roman Nose's body paint are based on Riggs' understanding of the Elk Soldier war regalia, and he has faithfully reproduced what is known of Roman Nose's headdress, which supposedly had magical powers to ward off arrows and bullets. At the same time, the distortions of scale and perspective typical of Riggs' flamboyant paintings are fully in evidence. Roman Nose, a celebrated Northern Cheyenne warrior, was an apt subject for Riggs' heroic portrait. According to the ANB, "His contemporaries described [Roman Nose] as being over six feet in height and possessing great physical powers. A man of fine character, quiet and self- contained, he was held in high esteem by all the Cheyennes...and was so renowned among whites that they credited him with being a leader in a number of engagements in which he did not participate." He became active in fighting against whites only after the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864, most notably the Platte Bridge fight in 1865, along Powder River the same year, and in harassing railroad construction in 1866 and 1867. Refusing to participate in the Medicine Lodge peace treaties of the latter year, he led raids in Colorado in 1868. In the famous Battle of Beecher Island that September, his protective headdress rendered useless by violating a taboo against eating food prepared with metal, he led a fatal charge in which he was killed. Riggs may be depicting any of the engagements of these three bloody years in this painting. His purpose seems more to show Roman Nose as a mythic warrior figure than to document a specific event. Riggs created only a handful of major paintings, and they have seldom appeared on the market. The only recent auction sale of a work of similar size and scope was his 1938 painting of the Joe Lewis-Max Schmeling fight, which realized $277,500 at Sotheby's in 1999. An extraordinary and dramatic painting.

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      NP: ND (1948). 171pp - NP: ND (1948). 171pp. The first appearance in English of Botto's celebrated work, translated by his friend Fernando Pessoa in 1933, but first published in this edition. Botto had moved to Brazil in 1947 and attempted to support himself with his writings, but struggled financially. He may have financed the production of the book himself, as it bears no indication of a publisher. Warmly inscribed by Botto to Francisco Luiz Ribiero "O Poeta mais concreto de Sao Paulo, o maior e o mais verdadeiro, apesar dos seus poemas serem poucos." There is no indication of the size of this printing, but it was undoubtedly small and the book is quite rare (despite Botto's amusing notation that this is copy 12527.) There are several simple line drawings illustrating the text, including the frontispiece, which appear to be by Almada Negreiros. Very good in original lightly spotted wrappers. Inscribed on the endpaper by the author to Francisco Enrique Lopez. Light spotting to endpapers, but a very good copy otherwise. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Paul Nash: Painting, Drawings and Illlustrations.

      London: Lund Humphries,, 1948. With Essays by Herbert Read, John Rothenstein, E. H. Ramsden, Philip James. Quarto. Original green cloth, white lettered spine, Nash's monogram in white on front cover. With the dust jacket. Monochrome portrait frontispiece, 20 colour plates tipped to grey paper sheets, 112 monochrome plates. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. A handsomely produced book, particularly considering wartime exigencies still in force, and intended as a memorial volume (Nash had died in July of 1946) "based on a project designed by the artist shortly before his death" (jacket blurb).

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