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

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Here is a premium 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. Here is such a set for collectors, fine first editions in near fine or better dust jackets. The coarse black cloth bindings are immaculate, tight, and square with nicely rounded spines, sharp corners, bright spine gilt, and almost no discernible wear. The contents are crisp and bright. We find no spotting whatsoever and no previous ownership marks of any kind. The red-stained top edges all retain strong color, uniform in appearance across the volumes. The fore edges remain bright and show no soiling. All six dust jackets are clean, unclipped and entirely complete, with no losses. We note only fractional wear at a few spine ends. All six dust jackets have been spared the typical pronounced spine toning and shelf appearance is excellent. The red subtitles are still clearly legible with only minor fading to a few. All six dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. Please note that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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        LE TROPHÉE DES VULVES LÉGENDAIRES. Neuf sonnets sur les Héroïnes de Wagner rêvés au pied du Vénusberg en Août 1891.

      Aux dépens d'un groupe de bibliophiles parisiens, Paris, 1948 - Bibliophilie & Curiosa : Le Trophée des Vulves légendaires par Pierre Louÿs, illustré de 18 pointes sèches érotiques par Fernand Hertenberger. Tirage à 300 exemplaires. Rare. [Pierre LOUYS] [Fernand HERTENBERGER] LE TROPHÉE DES VULVES LÉGENDAIRES. Neuf sonnets sur les Héroïnes de Wagner rêvés au pied du Vénusberg en Août 1891. Aux dépens d'un groupe de bibliophiles parisiens, Paris, 1948 1 volume petit in-4 (24 x 18,5 cm), en feuilles, sous couverture imprimée rempliée, 21 feuillets avec 18 pointes sèches dans le texte non signées mais de Fernand Hertenberger. Parfait état. Chemise à lacet imprimée (papier intérieur en partie déchiré). PREMIÈRE ÉDITION. TIRAGE A 300 EXEMPLAIRES SUR VÉLIN PUR CHIFFON. CELUI-CI, 1 DES 246 EXEMPLAIRES. Le détail du tirage est le suivant : 18 ex. avec une suite et un original ; 36 ex. avec une suite et 246 ex. sans suite (tirage définitif dans le texte). Superbe ouvrage érotique admirablement illustré par Fernand Hertenberger de 18 compositions très libres et harmonieusement disposées dans le texte. Ces illustrations représentent dans les eaux-fortes les pulsions sexuelles des héroïnes de Wagner dans un style très libre et expressif. La « Justification » est imprimée sous la forme d'un phallus lettriste. Pierre Louÿs composa ces neuf sonnets des plus obscènes en hommage aux héroïnes de Wagner lors d'un séjour à Bayreuth en 1891. Références : Pia, Les Livres de l'Enfer, 1453 ; Dutel, Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en français entre 1920 et 1970, 2534 ; Dictionnaire des œuvres érotiques, p. 487-488 ; Alexandrian, 294. TRÈS BEL EXEMPLAIRE TEL QUE PARU DE CE RARE CURIOSA TRÈS ARTISTIQUE. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        122 Colour Photographs

      Copenhagen: Schoenberg, 1948. First edition. Hardcover. Self-published by Helmer-Petersen. An early and important book of color photography that precedes the work of William Eggleston, Paul Graham and Joel Sternfeld. An about good copy with some shallow staining to the top edge of some of the later pages and some other minor wear in an about fair/poor dust jacket with a number of large chips and tears and wear. Still, a presentable copy. (Parr & Badger v1, 202-203)

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        The Second World War.

      London. Cassell and Co. -1954 1948 - FIRST EDITION. 6 vols. 8vo. Handsomely bound in modern half dark blue morocco, gilt spines, gilt lettering, top edge gilt. An excellent set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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        The Second World War, full set of six British first editions

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Here is a superior 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 is better than most, featuring near fine first printing volumes in very good or better dust jackets. The black cloth bindings remain tight and clean with bright spine gilt and sharp corners, with the sole exception of a bump to the Volume III lower front corner. The contents remain unusually clean. We find no previous ownership marks. The red stained top edges retain deep, unfaded color uniform across all six volumes. A trivial hint of spotting and soiling is confined to the fore edges. The dust jackets are complete with no losses and retain the original front flap prices. We note light wear to a few spine ends and hinges and a few small marks to the lower Volume III & IV spines. The jacket spines of the first four volumes show modest toning but the red subtitles remain legible. All six dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. Please note that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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        Les Fleurs Du Mal. Spleen et Idéal. Tableaux Parisiens. Lithographies Originales De Édouard Goerg.

      Marcel Sautier, Paris 1948 - Obra ilustrada de 269 litografías originales en negro, más 4 de las cubiertas (tapas y lomeras), 2 frontispicios, 263 litografías encuadrando el texto , 33 a doble página. Edición limitada a 210 ejemplares en buen papel de hilo. Nuestro ejemplar uno de 170 (nº32) conteniendo el estado definitivo de las ilustraciones. Ejemplar enriquecido con dedicatorias autógrafas del artista, una en cada volumen, ilustradas ambas con dibujos originales del artista a tinta y firmados. Perfecta y muy cuidada estampación, todas las piedras litográficas fueron destruidas después de la edición. En rama, con cajas editorial con la lomera en pergamino. ==Ouvrage illustré de 269 lithographies en noir, soit 4 en couverture (dos et premier plat), 2 frontispices, 263 lithographies encadrant le texte dont 33 sur doble page. Tirage limité à 210 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil filigrané. Un des 170 (nº32) contenant l'état définitif des lithographies. Exenplaire enrichi dans chaque volume d'un envoi de l'artiste, et d'un très beau dessin original à l'encre de Chine signé par l'artiste sous la dédicace de chaque volume. Après tirage toutes les pierres ont été effacées. Size: 2 Vols. De 35 x 27 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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        O Paris. 15 aquarelles de Maryland

      Paris, 1948. One of 15 numbered copies on Velin d'Arches with original watercolor drawing tipped in the frontispiece, a preparatory study for illustration of La Rue Mouffetard., from a total edition of 350. Folio, 3/4 dark green morocco and paste-paper boards, spine paneled, title gilt, top edge gilt, original covers bound in, near fine. Illustrated with 15 color lithographs of views of Paris after watercolor drawings by Maryland.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        Manual del librero hispano-americano. (28 tomos) Bibliografía general española e hispanoamericana desde la invención de la imprenta hasta nuestros tiempos, con el valor comercial de los impresos descritos.

      Librería Anticuaria de A. Palau 1948-1977, Barcelona, España. - Autor: (España) 500 págs. de promedio menor 26 x 19 cm. Castellano Prólogo del autor. Tela, original de la edición, algo fatigada en algunas etiquetas. Dedicatoria manuscrita del autor. Se acompaña de dos tomos de las adiciones de Agustín Palau Claveras (11981-1982) España - Hispanoamérica - Biobliografía - Siglo XIV a XX - Autrógrafo - Buscado y Escaso 24000 gramos Exterior: Aceptable - Interior bien. Segunda corregida y aumentada por el autor.

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        CRUSADE IN EUROPE

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1948. Signed limited edition. 8vo. 559pp. Number 563 of 1426 copies, with plates and maps and signed by Eisenhower on the facsimile of the D-Day order which is bound in. Original tan cloth, top page edges gilt. Fine copy in publisher's acetate dustjacket (one small chip) and an edgeworn publisher's slipcase with one corner bumped, and paper title label laid down.

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        The Ides of March

      London: Longman's, Green and Company, 1948. Copyright date 1948, first edition, first printing. Signed by the Author On the Title Page with location and date. Blue cloth over boards with gold lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Top page edges are tinted blue, for edge pages are not cut. A light fold in the cloth in the middle of the back cover, a light wear spot upper right corner near the for edge, light foxing to the inside front and back cover, light foxing to the for for edge pages. Light bumps to the head and toe of the spine, shelf wear to the edges and the head and toe of the spine are moderate. Dust jacket no bent flaps, nor is it price clipped. Jacket has wear and small chips out of the head and toe of the spine wear to the for edges also along the groove front and back. Dust jacket is now in a protective clear cover. Interior text is bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible first book by Thornton Wilder. From the estate of Martin Shuttleworth who was a literary critic, a writer and a free lance editior of literary magazines such as "The Paris Review" and The Atlantic Monthly as described by his daughter in an accompying letter . Signed by Author. first U.K. Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible & Signed.

      [Bookseller: Mclin Haven]
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        Praha : Ceskoslovenske Filmove Nakladatelstvi : ( Prague Czechoslovak Film Publishing ) :

      Ceskoslovenske Filmove Nakladatelstvi 1948 - Published In 1948 : 1st. Edition : Ceskoslovenske Filmove Nakladatelstvi : Large Thin Format : Very Rare Photo Journal Of Prague : The Text Is In Czech , English & We Think Russian : This Hardback Is In Incredible Condition Considering It's Age : (67 Years) : Average Face Rubbing To The Dust Wrapper : ( Mainly The Back Face ) : Price Un-Clipped : The Flap Price Is ; 130 Cena : Magic Taped Top & Bottom Edges : ( Mainly Internal ) : There's A Rub Mark Near The Bottom Of The D / J Back-Strip : Possibly A Removed Label : The Rest Of The Dust Wrapper Looks In Great Condition : The Book Itself Is In Remarkable Condition : Extremely Clean & Fresh Looking : The Description Is ; Brown Cardboard Covers With A Badge To The Front Cover : Red Cloth Back-Strip With Black Inked Titles : Just A Tiny Amount Of Bottom Outer Corner Rubbing : The Interior Is Still Quite Crisp & Tight : Very Clean & Bright : The Photos Are In Black & White & Look Very Fresh : The Top Leaf Edges Are Blue : The Other Two Sides Are Natural : There Doesn't Seem To Be Any Leaf Edge Yellowing , Or Even Internal Yellowing : Overall , A Remarkable Find For Any Collector : Oh ! There Are No Inscriptions Or Any Visible Annotations Found : [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Soleil cou coupé EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: K éditeur, 1948. Fine. K éditeur, Paris 1948, 16,5x22,5cm, broché. - Edition, a numbered copies on alfa Marais, ours unjustified. Precious autograph dated and signed by the author Raymond Queneau: "... very nice tribute to these bucolic blood and sun ..." Back and dishes slightly and marginally insolated without gravity. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur alfa du Marais, le nôtre non justifié. Précieux envoi autographe daté et signé de Aimé Césaire à Raymond Queneau : "... très sympathique hommage de ces bucoliques de sang et de soleil..." Dos et plats légèrement et marginalement insolés sans gravité.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks

      New York: Doubleday & Company, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good, lacking dust jacket. Faint stain and light scuffing to cloth at rear. Previous owner name are front paste down, and again on title page. Marking in text at early pages, with one page creased. Rear paste down has what appears to be a ink-marked clipping from the dust jacket taped on. A highly influential cocktail book, written by an attorney who never worked in the liquor industry.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Savrola EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Monaco: Editions du Rocher, 1948. Fine. Editions du Rocher, Monaco 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition of the French translation, one of the 60 numbered on "pur-fil" paper, only large paper copies. Very light shadows feet guards, nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 60 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Très légères ombres en pieds des gardes, bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Naked and The Dead

      Rinehart and Company, New York 1948 - First edition. Hardcover. His classic first novel which remains one of best war novels. A very near fine copy with some very minor wear to the bottom edge of the paper covered boards in an about near fine price clipped dust jacket that has some very minor wear and a small stain at the base of the spine that is only visible from the verso. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        BEYOND THIS HORIZON (FLAT SIGNED TO TITLE PAGE)

      FANTASY PRESS 1948 - Stated First Edition, First printing Stunning Near fine book with a Near fine dust jacket. Flat signed by Heinlein directly on the title page. (The trade issue of this title is rarely found signed by Heinlein other than the limited editions) Robert Heinlein signed very few books, other than his few limited editions. (Compare the rarity of his signature to others of his contemporaries such as Bradbury, Asimov or Clarke.) Thus all signed Heinlein books are considered extremely scarce. The book is in beautiful near fine condition with red cloth boards, and unfaded gilt titles to spine. The boards have sharp corners and No edgewear. The book has a tight and square binding. The end papers are clean with no inscriptions, no bookplates and no bookstore stamps. The internal pages are clean, bright, crisp and flat with No stains, No writing, No bent pages, No marks, No age toning and No foxing. Beautiful crisp, clean book appearing as unread. The book is flat signed by Robert Heinlein directly on the title page. Please see images. The original dust jacket has strong, vibrant colors with just a touch of edgewear to the spine tips, otherwise No edgewear, No chips, No stains, No rips and No foxing. The rear panel and inner flaps are still a clean white, and the spine title still maintains the strong red color to the title which is most unusual (the red title is often found faded to a pink tone). Slight rubbing to the jacket as typical for this title. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $3.00. The jacket is now placed in a new clear archival cover. Beautiful jacket presenting the book nicely on the shelf! Please see images. Beautiful scarce signed book which would make a nice addition for a Heinlein collector. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other SciFi listings, including many others by Heinlein [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        Bernard Shaw Through the Camera

      London: B & H White Publications Ltd,, 1948. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With over 100 pages of photographic illustrations. Spine faded but gilt still bright, front board with a few spots and partial fading, endpapers slightly foxed. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to his gardener, Henry Higgs, on the half-title, "Ayot Saint Lawrence, 8th August 1948. To Harry Higgs, who will find his portrait as one of my most faithful friends and helpers on page 39, G. Bernard Shaw". Henry Higgs (1874?-1961) spent several decades in the service of the Shaws, as did his wife Clara, who was the cook-housekeeper at Ayot Saint Lawrence.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Second World War, full set of six U.S. first editions

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a full, six-volume, jacketed set of first editions. 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. The six-volume epic has been called "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." The U.S. first edition is not only more scarce today than its British counterpart, but is also the true first edition. Churchill vexed his publishers with seemingly endless corrections and clarifications.  It is often said that the U.S. publisher, Houghton Mifflin, ran out of patience with Churchill first.  However, Churchill's Bibliographer Ronald Cohen attributes the precedence of the U.S. publication to less romantic reasons "legal and financial, and not at all editorial." Irrespective of the reason, the first U.S. volume, The Gathering Storm, was published June 1948, while the British first edition was not published until October 1948. The sixth and final U.S. first edition volume, Triumph and Tragedy, was published during Churchill's second and final Premiership in November 1953. A Book-of-the-Month Club (BOMC) edition was published virtually simultaneously with the U.S. first edition and is quite similar in appearance (often causing confusion for disappointed collectors who think they are buying first editions). Please note these are not the common BOMC look-alikes, but correct first trade editions in all respects: the dust jackets are unclipped and bear the correct, first printing $6.00 price. All top edges are stained dark yellow-orange. Title and copyright pages bear correct first printing indications. All volumes bear the distinctive red and yellow head and foot bands. There are no BOMC indentations on the rear covers. Note that the dust jackets for Volumes I & II are both the scarce first issue jackets, not the more common later issue jackets (with differences to the dust jacket flap text); most dealers do not recognize or distinguish between the two when offering sets. This set features very good or better volumes in very good dust jackets. The bindings remain clean and square with only light wear to extremities. The contents remain uniformly clean; we find no spotting or previous ownership marks. The topstain is distinct and uniform across all six volumes. The dust jackets all retain the original $6.00 front flap prices, confirming first printing. Shelf presentation is quite respectable, with all six jackets showing strong color, with only slight sunning to the red panels of Volumes II & III. All six jackets show modest wear, with occasional shallow chipping to extremities. All six dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. Please note that this large set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.1(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(aa), Langworth p.258.

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        Repertorium bibliographicum in quo libri omnes ab arte typographica invent

      Milan: Görlich, 1948. Fine. Görlich, Milan 1948, 12,5x21cm, 4 volumes reliés. - 1825 reissue of the text. Binders full green buckram publisher, uniformly smooth lightened spine adorned with golden boxes. Reference work on the study of books of the fifteenth century and incunabula. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Réédition du texte de 1825. Reliures en pleine percaline verte de l'éditeur, dos lisses uniformément passés ornés de caissons dorés. Ouvrage de référence concernant l'étude des livres du XVe siècle et des incunables. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Genius Loci And Other Tales

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1948. 1st Edition Thus; 1st Edition. Hardcover. Cover Art; SIGNED EDITION. This edition limited to 3000 (3047 according to the Arkham House Companion) copies. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket hs some beginning rubbing to the spine ends and some very beginning ground-in dirt. The book includes the short fiction : Genius Loci, The Willow Landscape, The Ninth Skeleton, The Phantoms of the Fire, The Eternal World, Vulthoom, A Star-Change, The Primal City, The Disinterment of Venus, The Colossus of Ylourgne, The Satyr, The Garden of Adompha, The Charnel God, The Black Abbot of Puthuum, and, The Weaver in the Vault. ; Signed by Author .

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        The Dandy Monster Comic 1948 Annual

      UK: DC Thomson, 1948. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Dudley D Watkins. The Dandy Monster Comic 1948 Annual DC Thomson. No loose or damaged pages, no foxing or browning. Completely unmarked throughout. Excellent tight binding, no restoration or repairs. Neat inscription from original owner. Near fine.

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        The Aunt's Story. A Novel

      London: Routledge and Kegan Paul Limited,, 1948. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket and gift inscription to front pastedown. Spine slightly rolled, internally fine. An excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket with minor loss to spine ends, and some creases and nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Abbildungen vorzuglicher Pferde-Rasse. Gezeichnet und lithographiert von Emil Volkers. 34 Blatt in Farbdruck ausgefuhrt. Vierte Auflage. Mit beschreibendem Text von G. Schwarzenecker und W. Zipperlen.

      Stuttgart, Verlag von Schickhardt & Ebner, [1885]. Goldstamped green cloth-covered boards (hardcover), 25 x 33 cms., 56, (34) pp. + 34 Original colour lithographs, complete. Lacking spine, blockbook loose, front endpaper loose and torn, stamp on title-page, few pages slightly torn to edges, first litho shows 3 traces of tape. Condition of other lithos generally good to fine. Ex bibliotheca Hendrik Arnold Kroes (1858-1948), veterinary at Dieverbrug 1886-1892 - Stuttgart, Verlag von Schickhardt & Ebner, [1885]. Goldstamped green cloth-covered boards (hardcover), 25 x 33 cms., 56, (34) pp. + 34 Original colour lithographs, complete. Lacking spine, blockbook loose, front endpaper loose and torn, stamp on title-page, few pages slightly torn to edges, first litho shows 3 traces of tape. Condition of other lithos generally good to fine. Ex bibliotheca Hendrik Arnold Kroes (1858-1948), veterinary at Dieverbrug 1886-1892, according to information on sticker. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Autograph letter signed "Luigi Dallpiccola" to the French-Romanian composer Marcel Mihalovici

      2 pp. Large quarto. Dated Florence, May 4, 1948. In black ink on cream- colored paper. With original autograph envelope, ca. 127 x 156 mm., postmarked Florence, May 4, [19]48, with names and addresses of Mihalovici and Dallapiccola written to upper and lower panels respectively.In French (with translation). A intriguing letter, shedding light on how composers arranged performances of their works via a close network of like-minded musicians and patrons. Dallapiccola mentions several musicians (including composer Pierre Capdevielle) with ties to important public radio companies who could potentially secure broadcasts of Mihalovici's third string quartet (op. 52) and Dallapiccola's own Musica per tre pianoforti (1935) and Divertimento (1934). He has just completed the orchestral score for his opera, Le Prisonnier (Il prigioniero), which cost him considerable effort. "... Has your third quartet already appeared? If so, do you have the opportunity to show it to the Nuovo Quartetto Italiano (one of the most remarkable ensembles!), perhaps via Madame de Polignac? If this is not an option, do you want to send a copy to Mr. Mario Salerno... a very good musician (it was he who took care of the performance of your Sonata for violin and cello) and a very good colleague as well, [who] has some opportunities at Radio-Turin. Yesterday I finally completed the orchestral score for my new opera, Le Prisonnier... My best best wishes for Phèdre!... I have already written to Mr. Capdevielle to see if he can arrange a program for me at the Radiodiffusion française with, for example, my Musique pour 3 pianos and the Divertimento for voice and five instruments... " Creased at folds; minor loss to margins not affecting text. Envelope torn at lower edge; upper portion of upper panel away; edges slightly browned. . Dallapiccola, an Italian composer, pianist, and writer, was the principal pioneer of dodecaphany in Italy. "Il prigioniero, [his] second opera, was drafted during World War II, and is clearly a response to wartime events... The bulk of the opera concerns the Prisoner?'s solitary attempts to replace despair with hope, and the fluctuations of his moods are traced with remarkable subtlety in music of great passion and lyrical beauty. The music is based on three 12-note rows, each carrying a symbolic status: prayer, hope and freedom. Following the model of Berg, Dallapiccola uses these to construct a series of closed forms, most notably ricercares. He also incorporates extended extracts from his Canti di prigionia (1938?-41), his first piece of overt protest music, though the opera ends without the optimism of the earlier work." Anthony Sellors in Grove Music Online. The opera was first broadcast by the Italian radio station RAI on December 1, 1949, and premiered at the Teatro Comunale in Florence on May 20, 1950. "A prolific composer who tackled all styles and forms, [Mihalovici] was a strong advocate of neo-classicism and placed great emphasis on melody and counterpoint. His harmonic language ranged from chromaticism to serialism. The imaginative play of instrumental sounds and the constant rhythmic variation (often inspired by Romanian folk music) reveals Mihalovici as a composer who was contemporary in his outlook despite a rigorous, academic background." Viorei Cosma in Grove Music Online.

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        Les mains sales EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Gallimard, 1948. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - First Edition, one of 210 numbered on ex Alfa paper. Brands trombones headers and foot guards, a few foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 210 ex numérotés sur alfa. Marques de trombones en têtes et en pieds des gardes, quelques petites rousseurs.

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        Lead Belly sends Christmas and New Year's greetings to his managers and proposes a concert at the National Press Club in Washington

      [New York], [December 29, 1948]. 7" x 7.5". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""H Ledbetter,"" 1 page, 7"" x 7.5"", [New York, December 29, 1948] to Austin Fairbanks, one of his managers. The letter is accomplished on the second page of a four page bifolium on which his wife, Martha Promise Ledbetter (1904-1968) Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pages, 7"" x 7.5"", New York, December 29, 1948, also writes to Austin Fairbanks. Expected folds, very light toning at margins, else fine condition. He writes in full (with his idiosyncratic spellings preserved): ""Hello my Dear Friend How do you do merry xomass - Happy new year to you why Don you call me up sometime i would love to Here from you is so slow im Thinking That i will do a concert in washing ton at the nati[on]al Press Club seats 1500 Peoples there and roug[h] it I will Do the interductory and we will Do another one in Chicago Let me [kn]ow How you feel about it So Long H Ledbetter"" While we have been unable to determine if Ledbetter performed at the National Press Club in 1949, however there are extant photographs of him playing at the club housed at the Library of Congress taken by photographer William P. Gottlieb and dated c. 1938-1948. Martha's letter which appears on pages one and three of the folded sheet (with her idiosyncratic spellings preserved): ""Dear Auston How are you and how are you enjoying Xmas well I am Sure you had a lots of Snow for Xmas as we did Well We Sure would like to here from you and where you are and what you are doing for your self we are just Sitting around Nuthing to do and no place to go if you are in New York during the Halodays Drop in to See us You will all ways find us I call Mrs Malchan[?] and she had not Heard from you either So Long (Martha)"" Letters written by Huddie Ledbetter are prohibitively rare. Only one other letter not from this source from Ledbetter (unsigned) has appeared on the market, and was sold privately some years ago. The only other Ledbetter autographic material that has appeared for sale are a precious few signed programs and a photograph, and assessing authenticity on these items would be an issue. This letter has the unique combination of his beloved wife Martha, the first to be offered. The only other known body of correspondence from Ledbetter is part of the John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax Papers at the Library of Congress and contains only twelve letters (AFC 1933/001)."

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        Rêver à la Suisse EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Editions de Flore, 1948. Fine. Editions de Flore, Paris 1948, 11x16,5cm, broché. - Edition on current paper. Fun and valuable autograph signed by the author Raymond Queneau "... cordially / between academics / ..." Warning for the Swiss player Jean Paulhan. A slight marginal minor scratch on the front cover, otherwise nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux et amusant envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Raymond Queneau "...bien cordialement/ entre académiciens/..." Avertissement pour le lecteur suisse par Jean Paulhan. Une légère éraflure marginale sans gravité sur le premier plat, sinon agréable exemplaire.

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        Géographie animale. Dix-huit lithographies originales avec textes inédits.

      André Gonin, Lausanne, 1948 - Lausanne, André Gonin 1948. 36x27,5 cm. 80 p.n.ch. en feuilles avec 18 lithographies en couleur et une suite des états sur chine. Sous chemise, jaquette et étui. Rauch, Les peintres et le livre No. 161. - No. 5 des 25 ex. nominatif, signé par l'artiste et l'éditeur sur chine avec l'état des 18 lithographies en 54 feuilles. (Tirage total de 315 ex.). - Etat de neuf. Sprache: Französisch Sous chemise, jaquette et étui. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        K. Revue de la Poésie, Nºs 1-3. (2 vol.)

      K Editeur, 1948 a 1949., París - 13.5x19.5 y 16x21. 138pp. 5hh y 66pp. 3hh. Ilus. en negro. Tres números publicados en dos volúmenes. Sólo se publicaron estos tres números. Directores: Alain Gheerbrant y Henri Parisot. Los nºs 1 y 2, junio 1948(en 1 vol) incluyen: "Antonin Artaud. Textes, documents, témoignages", cubierta posiblemente de Pierre Facheux (Paris 1924 - 1999), 6 láminas en blanco y negro, 1 retrato de Artaud realizado por Man Ray, 1 diseño nuevo de Georges Braque y 37 ilustraciones fotográficas en blanco y negro. Número doble dedicado enteramente a Antonin Artaud. Textos de Arthur Adamov, Antonin Artaud, Georges Braque, Camille Bryen, René Char, Alain Gheerbrant, Maurice Nadeau, André de Pieyre Mandiargues, Henri Parisot y otros muchos. El nº3, mayo 1949 incluye: "De l'humor à Terror", cubierta de Fâcheux Pierre (París 1924-1999), 1 lámina con 4 ilustraciones y reproducción fotográfica de collages de Kurt Schwitters, 8 ilustraciones con dibujos de André Frederique y Maurice Henri. Textos de Jean Arp, Berthold Brecht, Lewis Carroll, André Frederique, Henri Michaux, Francis Picabia, Kurt Schwitters y otros muchos. Número parcialmente dedicado a Kurt Schwitters. Fundada de forma clandestina, en 1945 por los hermanos Bernard y Henri Amouroux. Se hicieron dos tiradas, la primera para bibliófilos, numerada y en papel especial, con el fin de financiar una segunda destinada a un público con menos recursos financieros, principalmente joven. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Andre Gide and the crisis of modern thought.

      London, Dennis Dobson, 1948.. 1. Ausgabe 207 (1) Seiten mit einem Foto-Porträt von Andre Gide als Titelbild. 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, schwarzer Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit rotgeprägtem Autor und Titel auf dem Buchrücken.. ohne Schutzumschlag, sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz persönlich Widmung des Autors: "To/ Mura Budberg/ most cordially/ Klaus/ Mann/ London,/ 15th November,/ 1948". Beiliegend ein Foto von Moura Budberg mit Gorki und ihrem Vater. Deutsches Exilarchiv 3791. - Sternfeld/Tiedemann, 331. Klaus Heinrich Thomas Mann (* 18. November 1906 in München; 21. Mai 1949 in Cannes, Frankreich) war ein deutschsprachiger Schriftsteller. Der Sohn von Thomas Mann begann seine literarische Laufbahn in der Zeit der Weimarer Republik als Außenseiter, da er in seinem frühen Werk Themen verarbeitete, die zur damaligen Zeit als Tabubruch galten. Nach seiner Emigration aus Deutschland im Jahr 1933 fand eine wesentliche Neuorientierung in der Thematik seiner Werke statt: Klaus Mann wurde zum kämpferischen Literaten gegen den Nationalsozialismus. Als Exilant nahm er 1943 die amerikanische Staatsbürgerschaft an. Die Neuentdeckung seines Werkes in Deutschland fand erst viele Jahre nach seinem Tod statt. Klaus Mann gilt heute als einer der wichtigsten Repräsentanten der deutschsprachigen Exilliteratur nach 1933. Moura Budberg, eigentlich Maria Ignatjewna Sakrewskaja Benckendorff Budberg (* 1891 in Poltawa/Ukraine - + November 1974 London) war eine russische Baronin. Sie war die Geliebte berühmter Männer wie Maxim Gorki und stand zeitlebens im Verdacht, Spionin zu sein.

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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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        Eigh. Brief in franz. Sprache mit Unterschrift, 1 Seite, kl-4 (graues Papier), Bagnoles de l'Orne, "Lundi" (1948).

      - An eine befreundete Dame. "Chère Amie / Je n'ai plus eu de nouvelles de vous depuis Lugano. Entre temps il m'est arrivé differentes aventures dont une en U. S. A. qui faillit tourner mal. Maintenant cela va mieux et je fais une petite cure à Bagnoles conseillée par mon médicin. Avant j'ai passé trois mois en Suisse chez ma soeur, mes amis Sacher et je me suis bien reposé. J'ai compris qu'il était inutile de se crever . J'espérais vous écrire du Mexique et du Buenos Aires (vieux souvenirs) mais tout a été changé .". Honegger war im Juli 1947 zu einer großen Tournee durch Nord- und Südamerika aufgebrochen, erlitt jedoch während eines Kompositionskurses in den USA einen Herzanfall, dem später ein dreifacher Infarkt folgte. Im darauffolgenden Jahr erholte sich der Komponist im französischen Badeort Bagnoles-de-l'Orne. Der Schweizer Dirigent und Mäzen Paul Sacher (1906-1999) und seine Frau Maja waren Freunde und Förderer Honeggers.

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        Les mains sales EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1948. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1948, 11,5x18cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - First edition, one of 1040 numbered copies on vellum higher. Binding of the publisher according to the original model of Mario Prassinos. Signed autograph from the author to Mr. L'Heureux. Pleasant specimen. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 1040 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin supérieur. Reliure de l'éditeur d'après la maquette originale de Mario Prassinos. Envoi autographe signé de Jean-Paul Sartre à monsieur L'Heureux. Agréable exemplaire.

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        The Dandy Monster Comic 1948 Annual

      DC Thomson, UK 1948 - The Dandy Monster Comic 1948 Annual DC Thomson. No loose or damaged pages, no foxing or browning. Completely unmarked throughout. Excellent tight binding, no restoration or repairs. Neat inscription from original owner. Near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Intruder In The Dust

      Random House, New York 1948 - Intruder In The Dust by William Faulkner. First printing in dust Jacket. Publisher: Random House, New York, (1948). This book won the Nobel Peace Prize for literature. First printing so stated on the copyright page. Dust jacket is in near fine condition, some light rubbing to the back. Dust jacket is not price clipped with a price of $3.00. Binding is in very good plus condition, light rubbing to the lettering. Contents clean, book review pasted to the front pastedown. Overall a very nice copy. 247 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-084. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Crusade In Europe (Signed copy with 2 COA's)

      Doubleday & Co 1948 - Very scarce and desirable hand signed (ball point pen) copy of this historical book. No dust jacket but does include a certificate of authenticity from Hake's Americana and another letter of authenticity from James J.Spence Spine has very minor surface wear to the black printed box containing title and the sword motif. Signature is clean and bold This is a wonderful piece of historical significance and can be a family heirloom [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Nous deux encore EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: J. Lambert & Cie, 1948. Fine. J. Lambert & Cie, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - First Edition printed in 750 numbered copies on vellum Marais. Rare and nice copy of this moving text. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à 750 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin du Marais. Rare et agréable exemplaire de cet émouvant texte.

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        Meidosems. From the collection of Asger Jorn.

      Paris: Éditions du Point de Jour, 1948. - In-4, 95 pages, with 13 lithographies originales de l'auteur, dont une imprimée en vert à double page formant la couverture et 12 hors texte tirées en noir dont une à double page. Impression en noir et ocre. Exemplaire en feuilles sous couverture rempliée et illustrée et chemise cartonnée à lacets de l'éditeur. Chemise défraîchie / With 13 original lithographs by Michaux, hereof one the cover. Dustjacket worn. Interior and all the 13 plates fine and very well preserved. More pictures available upon request.. Édition originale / First edition, one of 250 copies , a special copy from the library of AsgerJorn. The book is not signed by Jorn but comes with a letter of provenance and a copy of the Danish Michaux exhibition catalogue from the Michaux exhibition Asger Jorn curated (Henri Michaux. Silkeborg. 1962) with dedication from Asger Jorn to his son. Asger Jorn was fascinated by Michaux' s art and the characters and symbols in Michaux's work and donated a considerable number of his works to Museum Jorn, Silkeborg. On several occasions Jorn bought drawings by Michaux, which - in the 1950s - had not yet attracted much attention and were therefore affordable. Asger Jorn wrote on Michaux: "Language is the most useful set of symbols a human being has at his disposal if he wishes to communicate. But its very unambiguousness limits its artistic wealth of expression unlike, for example, that of music. Michaux has created tremendously musical poetry. But that has not been enough for him. He came up against one of the problems, which is perhaps the most intolerable problem of all in today's culture. The limits of language dividing people. He made a conscious decision to cleanse his poetry by turning to the creation of a graphic poetry, a picture idiom, where letters or characters are not bound to concepts that risk limiting poetic flow. The reason I choose to put so much emphasis on the "letters" or symbols that Henri Michaux has created, and find his work so fascinating is that - in my opinion - they reflect a very special form of humanism ... In Michaux's humanism, man is artistic, Faustian, demonic-divine, homo ludens, a great player, a human being who embraces all other human beings from the beginning of time, in the history of man, a human being who calls nothing "inhuman" that has been done, thought or said by humans - a human being who opens all doors." Monod II, 8124

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        Soleil cou coupé EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: K éditeur, 1948. Fine. K éditeur, Paris 1948, 16,5x22cm, relié. - First Edition, one of 100 numbered copies on Alfa paper Marais reserved to the press. Binding to bradel half morocco hazelnut, smooth back, when golden tail, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats sand, endpapers and contreplats paper tank, trailer kept and glued on a guard, signed binding P. & C. Goy Vilaine. Rare and poetic autograph dedication signed by the author Maurice pataphysician Saillet. A clear wetting Length boards, a trace of crease on the front cover, foxing mainly affecting boards as well as the first few layers. Copy pleasantly established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa du Marais réservés au service de presse. Reliure à la bradel en demi maroquin noisette, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier sable, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, bande annonce conservée et encollée sur une garde, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Rare et poétique envoi autographe signé de Aimé Césaire au pataphysicien Maurice Saillet. Une claire mouillure en pied des plats, une trace de pliure sur le premier plat, rousseurs affectant essentiellement les plats ainsi que les tous premiers feuillets. Exemplaire agréablement établi.

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        Cuthbert and the Dogs

      Melbourne, Digest Juvenile Productions, [1948] - Oblong imperial octavo (190 x 275 mm), [32] pages with numerous illustrations in black and white and colour (including a superb centrespread). Quarter light blue cloth and colour pictorial papered boards; cloth a little flecked, with the ends a little rubbed and with minor loss of colour; papered boards a little rubbed at the extremities, with minor wear to the corners and a few trifling surface blemishes; early ownership signature on the title page; pastedowns a little marked, with the adjacent pages (the title page and the last page of text) a little foxed and offset; a very good copy. Ethel Louise Spowers (1890-1947), Melbourne-born artist and printmaker, 'undertook (1911-17) the full course in drawing and painting at Melbourne's National Gallery schools. Her first solo exhibition, held in 1920 . showed fairy-tale drawings influenced by the work of Ida Outhwaite. In 1921-24 Spowers worked and studied abroad . [in London and Paris]. Two further solo shows (1925 and 1927) at the New Gallery, Melbourne, confirmed her reputation as an illustrator of fairy tales, though by then she was also producing woodcuts and linocuts inspired by Japanese art and covering a broader range of subjects. A dramatic change in Spowers' style occurred in 1929 when she studied under Claude Flight (the leading exponent of the modernist linocut) at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art, London. In the 1930s her linocuts attracted critical attention for their bold, simplified forms, rhythmic sense of movement, distinctive use of colour and humorous observation of everyday life, particularly the world of children. In the late 1930s she stopped practising as an artist due to ill health, but continued her voluntary work at the Children's Hospital. She died of cancer on 5 May 1947' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). She had destroyed many of her paintings in a bonfire; today her work, in particular her Grosvenor School prints, fetch extraordinary prices. This charming children's book, published a year after she died, incorporates all of the above qualities, and is a more affordable work on paper. Muir 7032 (calling in error for [28] pages). Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        Brigadoon

      New York: Sam Fox Publishing Company, , 1948. Quarto. Original blue cloth, titles to front board gilt. Extremities sunned, tail of spine slightly worn, small loss to head of spine, margins of text block toned. A very good copy. First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by Loewe to Ira Gershwin on the front free endpaper: "August 8th 1948. To Ira with all my admiration, Fritz".

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        Viceregal Portraits of Earl Mountbatten of Burma & Countess Mountbatten, Signed1948

      Kinsey [Photographers], Delhi or Simla . India 1948 - .The two portraits, each 7.25 x 10ins are each signed Kinsey in pencil. That of Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, shows him full length standing before a throne, wearing naval full dress uniform with medals and the stars of four orders and the special ermine trimmed mantel of the Grand Master of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India. It is signed in ink Mountbatten of Burma and is in a presentation frame covered in cream parchment gilt with the Mountbatten monogram within a garter wreath surmounted by a naval crown in gilt in the arched top. The frame measures 9 x 13 inches overall: the brown cloth covered backing with strut stand has the retailer's mark of Jarrolds, Walter Jones, Sloane Street, SW1. The photograph of the Vicereine shows Lady Mountbatten standing full length in front of her throne wearing evening dress and tiara wearing the sash, badge and star of DCBE and above her medals she wears the Imperial Order of the Crown of India and the Royal Victorian Order: it is signed at the bottom Edwina Mountbatten of Burma 1948. This portrait is in a matching frame but with the monogram EM replacing that of Lord Mountbatten: the pebbled cloth back with repaired hinged strut is marked Thacker & Co Ltd, Bombay. Both frames are rather grubby and worn and have small areas of loss of parchment surface, that of the Vicereine's with a little damage to the monogram. Although the frames are not in the pristine condition one would like this is nonetheless a scarce pair of images of the last Viceroy and his wife taken shortly before Indian independence and they are sought after by collectors with both Indian and Royalty interests. Size: 9 x 13ins Overall Frame Size

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        Drole de Menage. Textes et dessins de Jean Cocteau.

      Paris, Morihien (1948).. 4°. 29 Bl. mit 26 farbig grundierten lithogr. Illustrationen. Farbig illustr. OKart.. Bilderwelt 2700. Evers-May 112 (mit Abb.). Monod 2905. - Nr. 158 von 720 Exemplaren auf Velin de Rives (Gesamtauflage 2720 Exemplare). Gedruckt bei Union et Mourlot freres. - "Cocteau bringt den Surrealismus ins Kinderbuch, unter Beibehaltung von Humor und Lässigkeit. Das komische Thema der Heirat von Sonne und Mond eignet sich für eine eigenwillige Darstellung, bei der die sowohl naive als auch gekonnte Strichzeichnung durch Farbtupfer betont wird. Wie bei allen Bilderbüchern, die von einem Autor/Illustrator geschrieben und bebildert werden, zeigt dieses eine natürliche Spontanität, die teilweise auf dem geheimen Einverständnis zwischen Bild und Text beruht. Als einzelnes Werk hat dieses Bilderbuch den Vorteil, daß es das graphische Bemühen des Autors in das Blickfeld des Kindes rückt, wobei jedoch der Autor keinen erzieherischen Anspruch erhebt" (L. Noesser in Bilderwelt). - Umschlag am vorderen Gelenk oben minimal eingerissen, schönes Exemplar dieses seltenen und einzigen Bilderbuchs des berühmten Surrealisten.

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