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        Terms of Union of Newfoundland with Canada. With, Statements on Questions Raised by the Newfound-land Delegation during the Negotiations for the Union of Newfoundland with Canada. December 11, 1948. With, 2 Photographs (20x 24cm) on the Signing of the Ter

      [Ottawa. King's Printer. 1948].. Fine. Soft cover. folio. 33cm,31p., schedule, printed stapled wraps, fine. (cgc) Memorandum of agreement entered into the eleventh day of December, 1948, between Canada and Newfoundland. - An unsigned document listing the fifty terms of union. The Act of Union was signed in Ottawa, in the Senate Chambers of the Parliament Buildings, on December 11th, 1948. The added 13-pagepamphlet addressed to A.J. Walsh, Chairman of the Newfoundland Delegation, by Louis St. Laurent, Prime Minister of Canada. The two official Canadian Government photographs of the historic occasion, taken by The National Film Board of Canada, have been made even more memorable by the signature of the Premier of Newfoundland, Joey Smallwood. O'Dea,2692. Memorial University Libraries indicate one copy in presentation morocco binding. Amicus 1 record; 25cm taller, which must be an off print from Great Britain, Office of the Commonwealth. No listing or records located. .

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Time Was Away : Signed And Dated By John Minton Correct First Issue

      The First UK printing published by John Lehmann in 1948. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. The first issue binding with gilt titling on a dark green ground though this is moderately rubbed in places. Some pushing at the spine ends. The covers are marked and the gilt decoration to the spine is mildly dulled. Some toning to the text block and outer page edges. Some spotting to the pastedowns, prelims but much less so to the page edges in places. Neat previous owner's name to the front blank end paper. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good condition. Some edge wear with loss at the spine ends and wrapper edges (see images). Long closed tear to the front spine fold and a smaller tear to the lower front spine fold. Light toning to the spine portion. The wraparound wrapper design remains very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been Signed (without dedication) and dated ( 1955) by John Minton to the title page. Wonderful full page B/W and colour illustrations throughout by John Minton. A highlight of book illustration and increasingly scarce to find in any collectible condition. John Minton's signature is very scarce and this is only the second title we have handled with such attributes to date. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        Cry the Beloved Country A Story of Comfort in Desolation

      First edition. 8vo., original light brown cloth, dust jacket. London, Jonathan Cape.

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        Candide ou l'Optimisme

      Paris, Jean Porson 1948 - Edition of 250 copies including 46 original lithographs by Antoni Clavé. One of the 205 copies numbered from 46 to 250, on vélin de Rives. Includes original jacket and slipcase on cardboard, both illustrated with original lithographs by the artist. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Backfire. (Movie Poster)

      Hollywood, CA.: Warner Bros.. 1948- 1950.. One-sheet color silk-screen poster, 40 x 30 inches, for the 1950 Warner Brothers production "Backfire" directed by Vincent Sherman and starring Gordon MacRae, Edmond O’Brien, and Virginia Mayo (the film was completed in late 1948 but not released until 1950). The poster, a scarce item and in very good condition, was produced by Western Poster Company, San Francisco. "Backfire," a complicated drama involving numerous flashbacks, concerns a World War II veteran Bob Corey (MacRae), a nurse he meets while hospitalized, Julie Benson (Mayo), and Corey's good friend Steve Connolly (O'Brien). After considerable mayhem as the drama unfolds, including a near fatal attempt on Connolly's life, the film delivers a happy ending with the trio heading for Bob and Julie's new ranch. The poster is a striking graphic, bold in design and color, a worthy addition to a motion picture film noir archive. .

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        Bourlinguer

      - Denoël, Paris 1948, 12x18,5cm, relié sous étui. - Prima edizione, uno dei 25 esemplari numerati sul filo puro Lafuma, edizione deluxe. Legatura in pieno marocchino verde, colonna vertebrale liscio, oro guardie data coda e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, la testa dorata, le coperture e le parti posteriori conservati, cassa rivestita di pelle verde, all'interno di feltro verde, piatti di carta nella vasca, legatoria firmato Bichon. esempio raro e bellissimo piacevolmente stabilito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil Lafuma, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein maroquin vert, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, étui bordé de maroquin vert, intérieur de feutrine verte, plats de papier à la cuve, reliure signée de Bichon.  Rare et bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

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        Meidosems

      Les éditions du point du jour, Paris 1948 - Vol. in-8°, pp95. First book illustrated by Michaux. Edition of 296 copies including 12 lithographs by Michaux. One of the 250 copies on Pur Fil Johannot. Original slipcase on beige cardboard and inside original cover executed with the lithograph technique. External slipcase worn on edges and spine, otherwise excellent conditions. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 30% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 4500 euro.

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        Chagall Ou L'Orage Enchanté - Avec Envoi De Chagall

      Genève & Paris, Editions des trois collines (n° 4 de la Coll. "Les grands peintres par leurs amis") 1948 - 196pp. in-8 broché In-8 (246x188 mm), 196 pages. Livre broché, Couverture illustrée et rempliée. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et en couleurs. Avec envoi autographe signé de Chagall. Couverture en bon état général avec quelques frottements en tête et queue de dos. Intérieur propre. Poids: 560 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A SUBSTANTIAL AND INSIGHTFUL CORRESPONDENCE between Hollywood Film Producer & Director GABRIEL PASCAL and Theatrical Producer JEAN DALRYMPLE, Talent Agent ROBERT LANTZ & others regarding potential film projects and a stage production by Jean Renoir of Pirandello's "SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR", eventually hinting at Pascal's musical adaptation of Shaw's "Pygmalion" the blockbuster "MY FAIR LADY".

      New York, Hollywood, Rome, etc. June 9th, 1948 through July 23, 1953. [1953]., [1953].. - The substantial correspondence beginning June 9th, 1948 through July 23, 1953 documents the history of several attempted projects, including an attempt at a stage production of Pirandello's "Six Characters in Search of an Author" to be directed by Jean Renoir. The communication and exchange of letters between Gabriel Pascal, Jean Dalrymple, Robert Lantz and others consists of 12 telegrams by Pascal, 11 typed letters signed by Gabriel Pascal, including 3 with substantial annotations in ink by him, 8 retained copies of typed letters by Pascal, 2 letters of agreement signed by both Gabriel Pascal & Jean Dalrymple, 10 retained copies of typed letters signed by Jean Dalrymple, including one with substantial corrections in pencil by her. One typed letter signed by Dalrymple and another typed letter by Dalrymple, this one unsigned. 5 typed letters signed by Robert Lantz plus 5 retained copies of letters by Lantz. A typed letter signed by Leo S. Lavandero of Yale University's Department of Drama. 2 typed letters signed by John R. Beck, the treasurer of the Gabriel Pascal Enterprises, Inc. A typed letter signed by attorney Lee Moselle with annotations in ink by Pascal. A typed letter signed by attorney Howard I. Rubin with attached documents relating to the board of directors of the Gabriel Pascal Enterprises, Inc., and 2 copies of a press release by Gabriel Pascal distributed by Jean Dalrymple.The theatrical producer, publicist and agent Jean Dalrymple, was acting on Gabriel Pascal's behalf when he sent her the following telegram on June 9th, 1948: "Very urgent please obtain from General Motors .... following parts for Pontiac 1939 Model 30 HP 6 cylinder one clutch carbon pad thrust...." The receipt for the part and for several other purchases together with a 2 page typed account of his purchases and expenses are attached. It is interesting to note that among the items enumerated are such things as "Cigars Dunhill" , a fishing rod, and "Romeo & Juliet", the latter likely tickets for the play. In a typed letter dated January 7th, 1950, Gabriel Pascal writes about "Firestone - Jean Simmons Films" and signs himself "Your old brother Gabriel" following substantial regards penned in ink. In a telegram dated February 8th, 1950, Pascal indicates that "Selznick [is] offering me Gregory Pecks services for Devils Disciple ... if you can prove within this week that production money is secured I would be willing postpone Androcles to September...." By February 16th though, Pascal has abandoned the project. Writing from Rome "I stopped negotiations regarding Gregory Peck because Selznick's pretensions were too big...." and he has concerns that the financing attempts are not making a good impression with George Bernard Shaw. Signed "Gabriel" in green ink. In the retained copy of a letter dated June 9th, 1951, Jean Dalrymple mentions sending Gabriel Pascal a copy of "More Than Music". Pascal replies in a telegram dated August 25th, 1951 that "we definitely decided to proceed with the production of 'More Than Music' only and and forget the Liszt idea completely...." Though there are further discussions about the project, it appears that it did not get the necessary traction. In a playful letter on RKO Radio Pictures stationery dated April 7th, 1952, Gabriel Pascal refers to Jean Dalrymple's husband General Ginder: "I received the charming postcard from Cuba signed by you and 'The Colonel'. What is he preparing--a revolution against the real president?" In a typed letter signed by Robert Lantz dated November 22, 1952, the subject of staging a production of "Six Characters in Search of an Author" is broached. In a 2-page letter dated November 24, 1952 typed on her personal stationery, Jean Dalrymple urgently writes to Joseph B. Phillips at the State Department. Reminding Joe that Gabriel Pascal, "the producer and director of the George Bernard Shaw films - 'Pygmalion,' 'Major Barbara,' 'Caesar and Cleopatra,' and the soon-to-be-released 'Androcles and the Lion' -- is my very close friend and business associate" she seeks his help in resolving the immigration status of the mother of Gabriel's wife who was residing with them but is now in Mexico refused readmission into the States on the grounds that "being a Hungarian, she is a Communist". Having left Hungary for London in 1946, she was denied renewal of her passport by Communist officials in Hungary who confiscated her "white" passport while she was in Switzerland. Though the British Consul issued her a "travel certificate" she finds herself without a country and is now being denied reentry into the U.S. where she'd been living with her daughter and son-in-law. Jean Dalrymple has made numerous corrections and additions in pencil to the letter which was likely retyped by her secretary before sending. In a November 25, 1952 typed letter signed by Robert Lantz addressed to Jean Dalrymple, Lantz encloses a copy of Tyrone Guthrie's version of "Six Characters in Search of an Author" and suggests that "Joan McCracken would be interesting in the role". In much the same way that Jean addresses Gabriel Pascal as "Dear Gabby", Lantz here also affectionately refers to him as "Gabby". He also mentions the "Johnston version" (i.e. Dennis Johnston) which, over the course of several months will vie with Guthrie's version at all stages of correspondence and will include discussions as to that which Pirandello's estate is most comfortable with. In a December 4th, 1952 letter about the play, Gabriel Pascal mentions his appreciation for Jean's help in clearing up the mess with his mother-in-law's visa status. As the months go on, various actors are mentioned as possibly having an interest in playing roles or being considered for the roles in the Pirandello play. The names of Paulette Goiddard, Broderick Crawford, Ann Baxter, Deborah Kerr and others are suggested and the French film director Jean Renoir is considered as director. In a letter of December 15, 1952, Lantz writes to Pascal that "Miss Dalrymple seemed disappointed in her conversation with Mr. Guthrie, because Guthrie, as is his custom, is more interested in art than in business...." There are, throughout, some interesting discussions of the creative process. These include some interesting ideas from William McGaw which would include audience participation in the play. On December 26, 1952, Jean Dalrymple writes to "Gabby dear" sending him the "'acting version' of 'Six Characters' as done at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge.... I think this is by far the best version. It is not cluttered up with a lot of superfluous thoughts and ideas, egotistically superimposed by people who want to see their names printed on various 'versions' of classics!" At the bottom of a letter by attorney Lee Moselle enclosing copies of the agreement between Gabriel Pascal and Jean Dalrymple transferring to Dalrymple motion picture rights to Adolfo Torrado & Leandro Navarro's "Sieste Mujeres" ("Seven Women") Pascal has playfully penned "A Madame La Generalissima avec les compliments de la Maison!" This followed by three copies of the contract signed by both Gabriel Pascal & Jean Dalrymple. "Siete Mujeres" was initially made into a film in 1944. A subsequent Mexican film of the play was released in 1953 by Reforma Film, a company with which Pascal was involved. In a typed letter signed by Jean Dalrymple dated Friday July 10, [1953] on her personal stationery, Jean expresses both her affection and deep irritation with Pascal. There appear to be tensions over money as well as some other personal matters in regards to Pascal's wife Valerie who Pascal sought to divorce soon afterwards. "Gabby, dear" "Well, you old bandit!" Jean writes. "What's happened to you? You don't sound a bit like yourself! And poor darling Valerie is very unhappy about you, too!" Likely referring to Pascal's mistress, Jean writes: "I just hope it isn't that adventuress who got you $2,000...! But there must be somebody mixing you up -- because you don't sound like our own Gabby-the-pure-in heart!" She goes on to remind him that his "deal on 'The Millionairess'..." would never have happened without her so "how can you give me all that sh-t about the Wm Morris Agency, etc.!! You must think I'm a dope! Of course, if you want to be stingy - that's your own business and up to your own heart." She goes on: "No, I didn't send Renoir the Johnston script as there is only one and Lantz asked me not to... for the time being." Indicating that everyone seems to be expecting her to advance money to have copies made and to mail it to the Pirandello Estate, she proclaims "I'm not spending another nickel!" Yet, she closes with "I love you dearly, as always, and am your very, very, very best friend in the whole wide world.... so don't dictate another foolish letter to me! I am as big a bandit as you are - but I always take care of and love my friends!" "Deine" signed "Jean". In a postscript typed on a third sheet of paper, Jean Dalrymple stipulates that, as the deal for "The Millionairess" is also dependent on the deal for "Pygmalion", Pascal owes ten percent of the substantial sum he's received. "I hear from Shirley Berick that Jed is in Italy!" she continues "I'm sure the two of you are sitting there together and plotting something - probably against me! But you won't win - either one of you! ... Nein - nein!" It's not clear if Jean ever mailed this letter to Gabriel Pascal nor how their financial arrangements were resolved as Pascal makes no mention of it in a 3-page letter from Italy dated July 15, 1953 typed on his "Rinascimento Film S.A." stationery. In this letter, Pascal writing about "Six Characters..." states that the Pirandello Estate is willing to cooperate in every way and that it is imperative she "get in touch with Margulies and get the property away from Mr. Bill McGow because it seems impossible to work with that man. He told me he is willing to transfer the property to us...." Pascal goes on to spell out his financial arrangements. Although not specifically addressing concerns that Jean Dalrymple had expressed in her letter of the 10th one might assume that the business relationship resumed due to subsequent dealings. He mentions his relationship with his wife Valerie thus: "Don't worry about Valerie. We must find our harmony alone without the interference of friends. I know you mean well but my troubles are deeper than I can explain. I suffered super-humanly in America, was humiliated, blackmailed and treated so badly as never before in my life...." In a subsequent letter dated July 17, 1953, Pascal asks Jean if she can take care of a press release he's enclosed and asks if she can "Please send me your sweet story without music. I think I can put it in the program of Rinascimento Film...." Signed "Gabriel". Two copies of the press release, dated July 22, 1953 are included. The text of press release announces that Gabriel Pascal has reached a settlement with the Bernard Shaw Estate retaining the rights to "produce a musical stage play of 'Pygmalion' and to produce the following films: 'Doctor's Dilemma', 'Man and Superman', 'Don Juan in Hell', 'Devil's Disciple', and a musical motion picture of 'Pygmalion'...." In his book "Jean Renoir: A Biography" Pascal Merigeau writes of this period in Renoir's life: "...What seemed the most clearly defined project [for Renoir] in the spring of 1953 was by nature theatrical; it was directing a Pirandello play in New York, 'six characters...', an undertaking that could be followed by a film. The offer had come from Gabriel Pascal...."Born in Arad, Transylvania in what was then Austro-Hungary and now Romania, the film producer and director Gabriel Pascal (1894-1954) was the first to successfully bring the plays of George Bernard Shaw to the screen. True or not, Pascal claimed to have been an orphan rescued and raised by a troupe of gypsies before being taken to an orphanage. He studied at the Academy of the Hofburg Theater and went on to make films in Germany and Italy before traveling to Hollywood. A potential film project about the life of guru Sri Meher Baba took him to India where, seduced by the ascetic life, he remained for a while. Returning to the West, he struck up a friendship with George Bernard Shaw and gained the film rights to his plays. He produced "Pygmalion", "Major Barbara", "Caesar and Cleopatra" and Androcles and the Lion". "Caesar and Cleopatra", which was at the time the most expensive British movie ever made, was a financial disaster and Pascal struggled financially after that production. Shortly before his death in 1954 he was in the process of divorcing his wife Valerie. While preparing a trip to India, in a pique of anger, he penned a brief will on a piece of hotel stationery leaving everything to his mistress. He'd retained the rights to "Pygmalion" and was to produce Lerner and Loewe's adaptation of the musical as "My Fair Lady". Though he died penniless, the musical was launched on Broadway just months after his death, earning a fortune for his estate and leading to a highly publicized legal battle between his wife and his mistress.Jean Dalrymple (1902-1998) was the dynamic producer and director of theater and light-opera at Manhattan's City Center. Dalrymple began her career in Vaudeville, appearing with James Cagney and Carey Grant in the early 1930s. She was a founding member of the American Theatre Wing, the theatre service organization. She worked over the years as a personal manager for the likes of Leopold Stokowski, Mary Martin, Jose Iturbi, Andre Kostalanetz, Nathan Milstein, and Lily Pons. She began her work at City Center with its founding in 1943, serving as a board member, producer, and publicist. Her productions there from the 1940s through the 1960s were a revitalizing influence on the whole New York theatre scene. In 1951, Jean Dalrymple married Major-General Philip deWitt Ginder, commander of the Thunderbirds in Korea. She was a friend to Presidents and entertainment personalities throughout the world.Known as the talent agent to the stars Robert Lantz (1914-2007) ran his business from his office in New York City. He's once proclaimed "I never learned how to drive a car, because I want to make sure I can't live in Hollywood..." going on to say "I never entered Hollywood without my return ticket. Everything is phony". Despite his distance from tinsel town, he managed some of the biggest names in the theatrical and film industry, including Montgomery Clift, Myrna Loy, Elizabeth Taylor, Yul Brynner, Richard Burton, Peter Shaffer, Carson McCullers, Leonard Bernstein, Alan Jay Lerner, among many others. The son of a silent-film screenwriter, he was born in Berlin and frequently attended opening nights of plays. In one memorable instance, he was joined by Pirandello while attending a performance of O'Neill's "Strange Interlude". He started writing plays but the rise of the Third Reich forced his family to flee to England. He subsequently made his way to the U.S. after the head of the Berg-Allenberg Agency suggested that he open a branch of their firm in New York.

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        Photos 1954 - 1995. Hrsg. von Ulrich Binder & Pietro Mattiolo.

      gr.-4, 229 S. mit vielen, teils farbigen Fotos, Illustr. Orig.-Pappband. Erste Ausgabe.- Erste große Publikation des schweizer Fotografen, der seit 1948 im Homosexuellen- und Jugendmilieu fotografierte.- Eine Ecke minimal bestossen, schönes Exemplar.

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        Coroner Creek: Original Poster for the Bantam Books Paperback Movie Tie-In Edition

      New York: Bantam Books, 1948. Fine. Poster printed in black and orange for the first Bantam Books paperback edition issued to coincide with the release of the motion picture starring Randolph Scott and Marguerite Chapman. Approximately 22" x 28". Very faint stain in the right-hand margin, else fine. The poster reproduces the front wrap of the paperback with an image of Scott in the background from the film. Very uncommon.

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        Without Sorcery: Thirteen Tales

      [Philadelphia]: Prime Press, 1948. Deluxe first edition. Hardcover. Very good. L. Robert Tschirky. SIGNED. 355pp. Octavo [22 cm] in burgundy cloth with gilt spine title, in publisher's board slipcase. Lacks glassine jacket. Spine cocked and very slightly faded, else very light wear; interior is clean and crisp. Rubbing to slipcase at extremities. Signed by Sturgeon and Tschirky on front free endpaper as issued, with Sturgeon's personal inscription added: "To Dona S---- I accept the compliment! She takes the de luxe edition! With thanks, Theodore Sturgeon Sept '50." Limitation notice inscribed by publisher in ink on front pastedown: "One of eighty copies specially bound and signed by the author and artist. The Prime Press." Sturgeon's first book.

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        A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs. tome premier illustré de vingt-cinque gravures par J.E. Laboureur. Tome second illustré de vingt-cinqu gravrues par Jacques Boullaire.

      Paris, nrf. 1948 - Sprache: Französisch In 2 Bänden. 4°. 291 S.; 271 S. mit je 25 Radierungen von Laboureur und J. Boullaire. Originalbroschur in Schutzhülle und Schuber. Nr. 72/440 Exemplaren auf Vélin pur chiffon de Lana (neben 35 Ex. auf Rives). - Erste und einzige Ausgabe mit diesen Illustrationen. Von Jean Emile Laboureur seit 1935 vorgesehen entstand der erste Band mit den Radierungen im Art-Déco Stil, in Rötel gedruckt. 1942 verstarb Laboureur und erst nach dem Ende des Krieges wurde die Ausgabe durch Jacques Boullaire im Stil und Geist von Laboureur beendet. Die Ausgabe überzeugt durch die Verwendung einer Schrifttype die von Deberny et peignot für diese Ausgabe hergestellt wurde. - Rücken der Kartonhüllen verblasst, Schuber mit leichtem Lichtrand, sonst neuwertig.

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        Other Voices, Other Rooms

      New York: Random House(1948). 1st edition/1st printing.Stated First Printing of this author's first book, and signed by the Truman Capote on the half-title page (just his name; no inscription). This book is bound in beige cloth with unfaded red lettering on the spine. It is very clean, without handwriting or markings other than the author's signature, and very firmly bound. It has some slight shelfwear to the cloth at the very edges of the spine ends, and the lower front corner is lightly bumped. The dustjacket is clean, crisp and price intact ($2.75). It has some light edge wear, 2 completely closed short edge tears, a few small surface rubs, and the spine is very slightly darkened, extending onto a small area of Capote's shirt sleeve nearest the spine (otherwise his picture on the back panel is fine). Altogether a very handsome example of this scarce book and its dustjacket, and particularly scarce signed. ; Signed by Author, 10, 20, NF/VG+

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        80 CANTI DELLA MONTAGNA CON MUSICA

      DALMATIA DI LUCIANO MORPURGO, ROMA 1948 - ITALIANO IV ed. ampliata, pagine brunite da fattore tempo e qualità della carta, con fioritura, piccole illustrazioni in nero ed oltre ai testi anche i rispettivi spartiti, brossura editoriale illustrata, scolorita al dorso, usura ai bordi ed alone al piatto anteriore

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        Wahn oder Der Teufel in Boston. Ein Stück in drei Akten von Lion Feuchtwanger. Herausgegeben von Ernst Gottlieb und Felix Guggenheim.

      Los Angeles, Privatdruck der Pazifischen Presse, 1948. Einmalige Auflage von zweihundertfünfzig numerierten Exemplaren. 108 (2) Seiten 4°, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halb-Ledereinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. das Buch ist völlig neu eingebunden unter Verwendung der Originalmaterialien. Eines von zweihundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 175. EA, WG² 56. Sternfeld/Tiedemann 132. Deutsches Exilarchiv 1443. Lion Feuchtwanger (* 7. Juli 1884 in München - + 21. Dezember 1958 in Los Angeles) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller und einer der meistgelesenen deutschsprachigen Autoren des 20. Jahrhunderts. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Le promeneur accompagné

      - Textes prétextes, Paris 1948, 23x28,5cm, en feuilles sous étui. - Edizione illustrata con 11 incisioni e 11 originali in legno Jean Frélaut e stampato 271 copie numerate su Arches, il nostro uno dei 20 fuori commercio riservata ai dipendenti. Ex libris di famiglia Frélaut incollato su una guardia. indietro insolated della camicia a manica ed avente piccoli strappi nella parte superiore e inferiore. L'invio autografo firmato e datato Jean Frélaut sua figlia Mary arricchito con una matita disegno che rappresenta la Senna con alberi. La nostra copia è inoltre arricchito con un bellissimo acquerello originale di Jean Frélaut ha firmato, consistente in uno studio questo testo e messa in scena di pescatori gettavano le linee sulla piattaforma dei piedi Pont Neuf Mégisserie.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 11 eaux-fortes et 11 bois originaux de Jean Frélaut et imprimée à 271 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches, le nôtre un des 20 hors commerce réservés aux collaborateurs. Ex-libris de la famille Frélaut encollé sur une garde. Dos de la chemise-étui insolé et comportant de petites déchirures en tête et en pied. Envoi autographe daté et signé de Jean Frélaut à sa fille Marie enrichi d'un dessin au crayon de papier représentant les quais de Seine arborés. Notre exemplaire est aussi enrichi d'une belle aquarelle originale de Jean Frélaut qu'il a signée, consistant en une étude pour ce texte, et mettant en scène des pêcheurs lançant leurs lignes sur le quai de la Mégisserie aux pieds du Pont-Neuf.  

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        The Four Books, Confucian Classics: Translated from the Chinese Texts, Rectified and Edited with an Introduction by Cheng Lin [Analects of Confucius, Great Learning, Doctrine of the Mean, Mencius]

      Shanghai: The World Publishers, 1948 - First edition, first printing. Small octavo, 18.6*13.8cm, xxxviii,487p. Pages evenly tanned from age, otherwise a very good hardcover. Extremely scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Volga naît en Europe

      - Domat, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - Edizione originale della traduzione francese della carta corrente. autografo Firmato di Curzio Malaparte Roger Allard "... questi ricordi per domani .." Piacevoli esemplare in vista della fragilità di carta di qualità scadente. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française sur papier courant. Envoi autographe signé de Curzio Malaparte à Roger Allard " ... ces souvenirs de demain.." Agréable exemplaire au regard de la fragilité de ce papier de mauvaise qualité.

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        La Duchesse ou la Femme sylphide.

      - P. Aux depens de quelques Bibliophiles S.d. (1948) In-4° en ff, sous chemise et étui décoré de l'éditeur. 20 compositions, très libres, en couleurs dont 19 H.T. gravées à l'eau-forte par un artiste inconnu. Tirage limité à 240 exemplaires, un des 20 premiers comportant un dessin original, une suite en sanguine des illustrations avec remarques et 4 planches refusées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Terms of Union of Newfoundland with Canada. With, Statements on Questions Raised by the Newfound-land Delegation during the Negotiations for the Union of Newfoundland with Canada. December 11, 1948. With, 2 Photographs (20x 24cm) on the Signing of the Ter

      [Ottawa. King's Printer. 1948].. Fine. Soft cover. folio. 33cm,31p., schedule, printed stapled wraps, fine. (cgc) Memorandum of agreement entered into the eleventh day of December, 1948, between Canada and Newfoundland. - An unsigned document listing the fifty terms of union. The Act of Union was signed in Ottawa, in the Senate Chambers of the Parliament Buildings, on December 11th, 1948. The added 13-pagepamphlet addressed to A.J. Walsh, Chairman of the Newfoundland Delegation, by Louis St. Laurent, Prime Minister of Canada. The two official Canadian Government photographs of the historic occasion, taken by The National Film Board of Canada, have been made even more memorable by the signature of the Premier of Newfoundland, Joey Smallwood. O'Dea,2692. Memorial University Libraries indicate one copy in presentation morocco binding. Amicus 1 record; 25cm taller, which must be an off print from Great Britain, Office of the Commonwealth. No listing or records located. .

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        Gesammelte Werke. Chronologisch geordnet. 19 Bände in 18 Büchern (alles). Unter Mitwirkung von Marie Bonaparte, Prinzessin Georg von Griechenland herausgegeben von Anna Freud, E[dward] Bibring, W[illi] Hoffer, E[rnst] Kris, O[tto] Isakower

      London; Ffm.: Imago; Fischer, 1948-1987. 19 Bde. in 18 Büchern, Blauer Original-Leinwand, teilweise mit Schutzumschlag, gr.8°. Enthält: Bd. 1: Werke aus den Jahren 1892-1899; Bd. 2/3: Traumdeutung; Bd. 4: Zur Psychopathologie des Alltagslebens, Bd. 5: Werke aus den Jahren 1904-1905; Bd. 6: Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewußten; Bd. 7: Werke aus den Jahren 1906-1909; Bd. 8: Werke aus den Jahren 1909-1913; Bd. 9: Totem und Tabu; Bd. 10: Werke aus den Jahren 1913-1917; Bd. 11: Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Psychoanalyse; Bd. 12: Werke aus den Jahren 1917-1920; Bd. 13: Jenseits des Lustprinzips / Massenpsychologie und Ich-Analyse / Das Ich und das Es; Bd. 14: Werke aus den Jahren 1925-1931; Bd. 15: Neue Folge der Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Psychoanalyse;.Bd. 16: Werke aus den Jahren 1932-1939; Bd. 17: Schriften aus dem Nachlass. Bd. 18: Gesamtregister; Nachtragsband: Text5e aus den Jahren 1885-1938. Verschiedene Auflagen. Die Bände I, II/III, VI, X, XI, XV und XVI mit dem Imago-Impressum, die übrigen Bände erschienen bei Fischer. Beim Nachtragsband handelt es sich um die Erstausgabe, hier noch ohne Bandnummer. Einzelne Bände an Kanten und Ecken etwas bestossen, die Schutzumschläge mit kleinen Randeinrissen.

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        THE SECOND WORLD WAR

      Cassell & Co. ltd. London. 1948-54. FIRST EDITION. Six 8vo volumes. Illustrated throughout with maps and plans, many folding. A fine, clean set, finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco leather, spines with raised bands, red title labels, gilt. Spine compartments ruled and decorated with gilt stamped rampant lion device. Single gilt ruled border on boards. All edges gilt. A fine set of Churchill's monumental history.

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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

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948-54. First American editions of Winston Churchill's masterpiece. Octavo, six volumes. Bound in full red morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. "Winston Churchill himself affirmed that ‘this is not history: this is my case" (Holmes, 285). Churchill was re-elected to the post of Prime Minister in 1951. "The Second World War is a great work of literature, combining narrative, historical imagination and moral precept in a form that bears comparison with that of the original master chronicler, Thucydides. It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature" (Keegan). Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century. It placed number one on the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century by National Review magazine.

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        THE GATHERING STORM THE SECOND WORLD WAR

      BOSTON, MASS: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO., 1948 DUSK JACKET SHOWS LITTLE WEAR COVER AND PAGES GOOD 784 P

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        VERZAMELDE WERKEN I - II - III - IV. VERZAMELDE GEDICHTEN & PROZA [4 VOLUME SET]

      The Hague: C.A.J. van Dishoeck / A.A.M. Stols , 1948. Adriaan Roland Holst (Amsterdam, 23 May 1888 - Bergen, 5 August 1976) was a Dutch writer, nicknamed the "Prince of Dutch Poets". This Limited Edition of his Collected Works is in four volumes. 50 copies of this edition were numbered 1/50, printed on handmade paper by Van Gelder Zonen. No.. 24. "Van deze uitgave werden 50 exemplaren, genummerd van 1 t/m 50, gedrukt op geschept papier van Van Gelder Zonen. No. 24." Original white parchment or vellum like coverd boards, with gilt blocked spine and gilt author's initials on front covers. Top edges gilt. Short tear to the half-title page of Vol. II. Some spotting on pastedowns, flyleafs and a few early or late pages of text otherwise bright and clean internally. (see pictures) . Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        The Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics

      J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd 1948 - B004FO3XME Binding: Hardback ---Publisher: J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd ---Date: 1948 ---Edition: 2nd --- Pages: 400 ---Condition: Good ----DJ Condition: None ---Description: All of the internal pages are unmarked, uncreased and tightly bound, no stamps or inscriptions, the only flaws are some minor scuffs and small marks to the boards and some light fading to the spine. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - WE UPLOAD A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH EACH LISTING, HOWEVER IF NOT ALREADY PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY OF OUR TITLES CAN BE PROVIDED BY REQUEST VIA E-MAIL.B004FO3XME [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GRAMMATICA DELLA LINGUA GRECA ANTICA FONETICA E MORFOLOGIA

      FRATELLI FABBRI, MILANO 1948 - INTERLINGUE In italiano e greco, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita, con usura ai bordi, usura, strappi e mancanze al dorso, tracce di colla, pagine brunite attorno ai testi causa tempo e qualità della carta

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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd.,, 1948–54. [The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.] 6 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spines, top edges red, grey endpapers decorated with a design that alternates a lion rampant with the initials W.S.C. In the typographical dust jackets with background design as per the endpapers. Maps and diagrams, some folding. Ink ownership inscription to vol. I, bookplate to vol. II, bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown of vol. VI. Some marking to cloth, light foxing to contents and edges. A very good set in the dust jackets, spine panels faded, some volumes a little chipped at extremities. First editions, first impressions, volume I the Baylis printing (the edition was split between two printers, there is no priority between them). Churchill's masterpiece was the single most important historical account of the Second World War. Max Beloff observed that there was no statesman of the 20th century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking." A man who had always primarily made his living by his pen, Churchill was the only major war leader to give an authoritative account of the conflict, and his ringing phrases seeped into the collective memory. As J. H. Plumb noted in his essay in A. J. P. Taylor's Churchill: Four Faces and the Man, "Churchill the historian lies at the very heart of all historiography of the Second World War, and will always remain there… [we still] move down the broad avenues which he drove through war's confusion and complexity".

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES TOME III I°PARTIE PROTAGORAS

      LES BELLES LETTRES, Paris 1948 - COLLECTION DES UNIVERSITES DE FRANCE INTERLINGUE A cura di Alfred Croiset e Louis Bodin, in greco e francese, pagine leggermente brunite e molte di esse ancora intonse, brossura editoriale in cartoncino morbido, ruvido, con titoli neri, oscurata ai bordi ed al dorso e con lievissimi segni del tempo

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        Max Beckmann. Mit 81 Bildtafeln, 5 Farbtafeln und 8 Abbildungen im Text.

      4, 82 S. Text mit einigen Textabbildungen und 81 Bildtafeln, Orig.-Halblederband mit farbig illustr. Orig.-Umschlag und Orig.-Leinenkassette. Erste Ausgabe.- Eines von 100 nummerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe mit den eingebundenen und von Max Beckmann signierten Orig.-Lithographien "Frau mit Fisch" und "Komposition 1948".- Mit einem ersten Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde mit 660 Nummern.- Umschlageinrisse hinterlegt, schönes Exemplar.

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        10 Original-Photographien. Deset malíru. Úvodní básen Jaroslava Seiferta, kresby a úprava Karla Svolinského.

      Prag, 1948. 4 Bl. Text, 10 Original-Photos im Format 30 x 24 cm der tschechischen Maler Cyril Bouda, Emil Filla, Ludvík Kuba, Josef Lada, Vojtech Sedlácek, Karel Svolinský, Václav Spála, Max Svabinský, Frantisek Tichý und Jan Zrzavy. - Alle Fotografien im unteren Rand von den Porträtierten signiert (mit Ausnahme von Václav Spála, der 1948 bereits verstorben war). Das Beiblatt signiert von Jaroslav Seifert und Frantisek Vopat. Alle Fotos verso mit dem Atelierstempel Vopats versehen, in illustr. Orig.-Kartonflügelmappe. Bester Zustand. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Avantgarde, Tschische Fotographie, Fotografie, Tschechische Malerei, Maler, Tschechien, L.

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        IL LIBRO XL DELLE STORIE

      VALLECCHI, FIRENZE 1948 - BIBLIOTECA DI CLASSICI GRECI E LATINI INTERLINGUE Testo in latino con introduzione e commento di Alessandro Ronconi, pagine brunite attorno ai testi ed alcune ancora intonse, bordi non rifilati, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita ai bordi ed al dorso, con piccoli strappetti e minime tracce di umidità

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        Some Time Never - A Fable for Supermen (Sometime Never)

      Scribners 1948 - A hard to find true first American version which precedes the British Collins edition by a year. Note the American version is named 'Some Time Never - A Fable for Supermen', as opposed to the plain British, 'Sometime Never'. There are other minor changes such as the wording to the Forward. Red cloth boards with rubbing to the bottom and bumps. Internally it is age toned but clean and tight. No names or inscriptions. The dustjacket is not price clipped $2.75 but has edgewear, chips and tears. Having collected Dahl for many years I am selling my collection including some signed and unusual copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Second World War.

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1948–54 - 6 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spines, top edge red, grey endpapers decorated with a design that alternates a lion rampant with the initials W.S.C. In the typographical dust jackets with background design as per the endpapers. Very light marking to cloth. An excellent set in the dust jackets, spine panels a little faded, chip to foot of spine panel of volume IV, some other slight chipping and nicking to extremities. Maps and diagrams, some folding. First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. Max Beloff observed that there was no statesman of the 20th century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking." A man who had always primarily made his living by his pen, Churchill was the only major war leader to give an authoritative account of the conflict, and his ringing phrases seeped into the collective memory. As J. H. Plumb noted in his essay in A. J. P. Taylor's Churchill: Four Faces and the Man, "Churchill the historian lies at the very heart of all historiography of the Second World War, and will always remain there [we still] move down the broad avenues which he drove through war's confusion and complexity". Cohen A240.4(I-VI). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Out of the Unknown

      Fantasy Publishing Company, Los Angeles, CA 1948 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Loved One An Anglo American Tragedy

      Reprint. 8vo., original pale blue cloth, dust jacket. Boston, Little Brown.

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        Dnesni Moskva. [Todays Moscow Moskau heute]. Slovem i Obrazem

      63 (3) Seiten + 62 unpag. Seiten mit meist ganzseitigen Photoabbildungen in Kupfertiefdruck. 30 x 21,5 cm. Roter Original-Pappband mit photoillustriertem Orig.-Schutzumschlag (von Vladimir Smutny). Erste Ausgabe. - Mit Aufnahmen von Vladimir Vlcek aus der Zeit vor der Machtübernahme der kommunistischen Partei, dem sogenannten Februar-Umsturz 1948. Text in tschechischer Sprache. - Umschlag leicht berieben und mit meist kleineren Randläsuren und nur wenigen Einrissen im Kapitalbereich und an den Falzen, mit kleiner Fehlstelle am Kopfkapital. Einbandbezug bindungsbedingt etwas wellig, Kopfkapital minimal angeplatzt. Sonst insgesamt von schöner Erhaltung. // First edition. - Original red paper-covered boards in photo-illustrated dust-jacket. 30 x 21,5 cm. 63 (3) pages + 62 unnumbered pages with b&w mostly full-page photographs (gravure reproductions printed by Schulz). - Dust-jacket minimally rubbed, with some short tears and small chips at spine ends or near flaps. Red covers a bit wavy (due to post-war binding materials), top of spine a bit cracked. Else overall nice, clean condition for this fragile and rare item. - Printed on the eve of the Czech coup détat of 1948, with images in the tradition of the New Objectivity, put to use for a new propagandist message. Printed in gravure by Schulz and with the dust-jacket designed by Vladimir Smutny.

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        Before Declaring Israel’s Independence, Ben-Gurion Counters American Backpedaling and Pushes Start of Temporary Government

      Israel 1948 - Autograph Letter Signed, "D. Ben-Gurion" to Rabbi Yehuda Leib Fishman. March 23, 1948, [Israel]. In Hebrew, one page on The Jewish Agency for Palestine stationery. 8.5 x 11 in. In 1947, as the British mandate over Palestine (established by the League of Nations in 1922) was about to expire, the United Nations called for partition of Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab states. Jewish leaders accepted the plan, but Arab leaders announced that they would oppose its implementation by force. President Harry Truman had endorsed partition despite opposition within his administration. On March 19, 1948, the U.S. shockingly reversed its position supporting partition; instead it called for a temporary United Nations trusteeship.David Ben-Gurion, as head of the Jewish Agency, masterfully worked to contain the damage. Less than two months after writing this letter, Ben-Gurion and the recipient of this letter, Rabbi Judah Leib Fishman (Maiman), both would help draft and sign Israel's Declaration of Independence. Translation"Please convey to the Executive [of the Jewish Agency for Palestine] the following - As I was deprived of the possibility of taking part in the meetings of the Executive, I ask to be allowed to appoint a member to be the head of Defence, so that I can transfer this work from myself as soon as possible. I wish to point out that because of the remarks that were heard in the discussion of our answers to the American announcement (I refer to the remarks of Golda Myerson and Kolotny), I am of the opinion that paragraph 'C' should be changed, by way of adding a demand for an immediate agreement that a temporary Government be formulated in accordance with the version that I gave to my Secretary Svi Marmion."Historical BackgroundBen-Gurion responded forcefully to the new American position in a statement to the Tel Aviv Press Club on March 20: "We shall not agree to any kind of trusteeship, whether permanent or temporary, even for the shortest time. We shall no longer submit to any foreign domination whatever. . The Jewish State exists, and will continue to exist, because we defend it. . our political program falls under three headings, in the order I name them: security; a Jewish State; a Jewish-Arab alliance."On March 22, Abba Hillel Silver, on behalf of the Jewish Agency, indicated that the Agency would not discuss the American proposal for trusteeship, as it had not yet been submitted to the Security Council. The next day, the Jewish Agency for Palestine and the National Council of Jews of Palestine (Vaad Leumi) issued a joint statement that Israel intended to proceed to independence.Ben-Gurion was determined to strengthen their position by shaping his provisional government and making it clear that the Jewish state would come into being with or without international approval. Accordingly, on March 25 Moshe Shertok (Sharett) sent the chairman of the U.N. Palestine Commission an urgent request for the establishment of a provisional government, including a list of proposed members.The "'paragraph C'" referenced in the present letter undoubtedly corresponds to a passage in either the March 23 or March 25 statements to the U.N. (For the full, final text of both, see Appendices A and B, below.)As noted, the final wording was influenced by future Israeli prime minister Golda Meir and by Moshe Kolodny (Kol). They may have been advocating for the wording that appeared in the third paragraph of the March 25 statement, "the Provisional Council of Government thus designated be empowered in consultation with the United. Nations Commission to co-opt additional members representing groups both Arab and Jewish." Rabbi Judah Leib Fishman (Maiman) (1875-1962), the recipient of this letter, was born in Bessarabia and emigrated to Palestine in 1913. A renowned author and Talmudic scholar, he was a founding member of Mizrachi. He helped draft Israel's Declaration of Independence, and became Ministe. (See website for full description)

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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd.,, 1948–54. [The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.] 6 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With diagrams and tables throughout the text. Minor spotting to a few leaves, an excellent set. First editions of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". A man who had always primarily made his living by his pen, Churchill was the only major war leader to give an authoritative account of the conflict, and his ringing phrases seeped into the collective memory. As J. H. Plumb noted: "Churchill the historian lies at the very heart of all historiography of the Second World War, and will always remain there… [we still] move down the broad avenues which he drove through war's confusion and complexity".

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        ROADS [SIGNED BY VIRGIL FINLAY]

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1948. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; black spine, gold and white text; jacket has protective mylar cover, rubbing; boards are strong, bumping at spine head and tail, very slight cornerwear; textblock is clean, binding strong; pp 110; has gift inscription from artist Virgil Finlay on front endpaper; FLP Collection.; shelved case 8, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville.

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        The Second World War In six volumes complete

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd. 1948 - 1954. 8vo. In 6 volumes. All volumes first editions, published 1948 - 1954 Uniformly bound in full dark blue levant morocco. Raised bands to spines with gilt ruled panels and gilt lettering. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Bound by Zaehnsdorf for Hatchards of Piccadilly. Armorial bookplate to front pastedowns. Illustrations. Maps. An attractive set in Fine condition. . Fine. Full Morocco. First Editions. 1948.

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        Window Flowers:

      Peiping [Beijing]: Lotus Court Publications,, 1948. Symbolical silhouettes for the Chinese New Year. Quarto. Original green paper-backed boards, red paper silhouette illustration on white paper background to front cover. With 48 red and 2 black and gold woodcut illustrations of silhouettes. Slight wear to spine, spine ends slightly worn and bumped, very slight marking to covers, slight discolouration to endpapers, pages unopened. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. "Window Flowers" were paper silhouettes with symbolic images which were intended to be pasted to windows. Sold at local Beijing fairs before the Chinese New Year, they were believed to bring good luck. Koehn's book provides 50 examples of this charming Chinese folk art.

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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 jacketed, 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. 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 is a quite respectable set, featuring first printing volumes ranging from very good to near fine condition in very good or better first printing dust jackets. The coarse black cloth bindings are square, tight, and clean with bright spine gilt, just a few tiny corner bumps, and no appreciable wear. The contents are quite clean for the edition. Spotting endemic to the edition appears confined to the Volume I & II page edges and the first and final leaves of Volume II. The only previous ownership marks we find are the tiny sticker of Sotheran of London (one of the world's oldest bookshops) affixed to the Volume I lower front pastedown and a faint gift inscription dated “1949” on the Volume II front pastedown. The red topstain varies from moderately sunned across the first three volumes to deep and unfaded across the final three volumes. All six dust jackets are complete apart from fractional chipping at the Volume III upper front hinge and the Volume IV spine head. All six jackets retain the publisher's original price on the lower front flaps. A few of the jackets show mild spine toning, but all of the red subtitles remain clearly legible. A stray ink mark at the upper Volume I spine does not appreciably detract from very good shelf presentation. All six dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. 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." 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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