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        Dark Carnival

      Hamish Hamilton, 1948, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good+, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, First Edition, Signed by Author. Size: 8vo - over 5¾" - 6'' Tall, This is a Very Good + Copy of this hardcover book in original cloth in a Very Good + Dust-Jacket that has just a little light general rubbing and wear to the outer edges of the wrapper that mostly affect the head and tail of spine.Not price clipped and this copy has been SIGNED '' Ray Bradbury '' on the Title Page without any dedication so simply flat signed by The Author.This is the Author's First book and is scarce to come across in this condition and with his signature present.There is some spotting present to the endpapers and to the fore-edge of the book.The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness and there are NO loose pages and No turned corners to the pages.A vey decent copy for the collector,8vo 271pp First UK Edition 1st Impression

      [Bookseller: Richard Thornton Books]
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        Lettre à un ami allemand EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1948. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - New edition partly original because increased unprecedented preface, false entry of the eighteenth edition. Autograph signed by the author painter Helyett Djian. A small marginal stain harmless in the first flat foot. --- 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] Nouvelle édition en partie originale car augmentée d'une préface inédite, fausse mention de dix-huitième édition. Envoi autographe signé de Albert Camus au peintre Helyett Djian. Une petite tache marginale sans gravité en pied du premier plat.

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        The Resurrection & other poems

      Kaleidograph Press. Hardcover. B0007GMLP4 (1948; Kaleidograph Press) Winner of Kaleidograph Book Publication Award. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. 8vo 55pp. Extensive gift inscription to front free page. (writer of inscription knew the author, given as a college graduation present to a Methodist minister) . Book: Boards bumped at corners. Text pages unmarked. Binding with no separations. DJ in poor condition, very friable, multiple tears, opened and closed. (Archival tape used to repair tears and prevent further damage). Placed in Brodart cover to help prevent further damage **Tracking on all US orders. Most orders shipped within 24 hours. International customers will be reimbursed a portion of unused shipping charges.*** . Fair.

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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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        La Lampe dans l'horloge EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Robert Marin, 1948. Fine. Robert Marin, Paris 1948, 11x17cm, broché. - First edition, an unjustified on Alfa paper copies. Our copy in illustrated green cover is full of frontispiece Toyen, as well as a photograph of the author by Elise Breton in the center of the book. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author to André Rolland Renéville on the half-title page. Beautiful copy. Source: Library of André Rolland Renéville. --- 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 exemplaires non justifiés sur alfa. Notre exemplaire sous couverture verte illustrée est bien complet du frontispice de Toyen, ainsi que d'une photographie de l'auteur par Elise Breton au centre de l'ouvrage. Précieux envoi autographe signé de André Breton à André Rolland de Renéville sur la page de faux titre. Bel exemplaire. Provenance : bibliothèque de André Rolland de Renéville.

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        Histoires de bêtes

      1948. relié. Bon état. Gilbert Droin éditeur, Paris, 1948. Petit In/4 reliure de Blaizot, demi-maroquin à coins havane et filets dorés sous étui, dos à nerfs, couvertures conservées, illustrations en eaux-fortes de Michel Ciry, frontispice, ex-libris sur papier Japon, 127 p. Rousseurs sur les tranches. Belle reliure pour un ouvrage soigné.

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        The Naked and the Dead

      New York: Rinehart and Company, 1948. First edition of the author's first book. Thick octavo, original black boards. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to journalist Joe Haas, "For Joe Haas in Jamaica after our Lady Norman Mailer May 1969." Some of the usual rubbing to the boards, near fine in a very good first issue price-clipped dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. Norman Mailer claimed to have four books on his desk while he wrote The Naked and the Dead: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Wolfe's Of Time and the River, Dos Passos' U.S.A. and Farrell's Studs Lonigan. It was with this tongue partly in cheek that he asserted that the "overspirit is Tolstoy, the rococo comes out of Dos Passos, the fundamental slogging style from Farrell and the occasional overrich descriptions from Wolfe." The Naked and the Dead follows the story of an army platoon of foot soldiers fighting for the Japanese island of Anopopei. "The best novel to come out of the . . . war, perhaps the best book to come out of any war" (San Francisco Chronicle). "The narrative presents, with great accuracy and power, the agony of the American troops in the Pacific campaign It remains Mailer’s best, and certainly the best war novel to emerge from the United States" (Burgess, 42-43).

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        Twenty Years an Anglican Friar. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY

      New Life Publishing House [1948] Roy. 8vo., with a portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), some light and occasional spotting; original brown boards, backstrip with paper label printed in black, uncut, a few leaves poorly opened else a near fine copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED AND DECORATED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. The recipients are the author's close friends Colonel & Mrs Goddard; Newlandsmith has decorated his inscription with a musical stave captioned 'Ad Dei Gloriam'. The first volume of 'The Musician's Pilgrimage', the autobiography of the famous musicologist, founder of the New Life Movement and transcriber of Coptic church music. Extremely scarce, especially as a presentation copy. We have been unable to trace any institutional copy of this work.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        Frankfurt am Main. Ein Bildwerk mit dreißig Handabzügen von Originalphotos von Dr. Paul Wolff & Tritschler, Alfred Ehrhardt, Franz Lieck und Theodor Kisselbach. Hrsg. von der Photographia zu Wetzlar. Text von Willy Zschietzmann (4 Seiten in Fraktur)

      Wetzlar, Photograhia 1948.. Erste Ausgabe. Eins von nur ca. 50 Exemplaren. - Paul Wolff 4°. 30 Original-Fotografien auf Karton montiert. Format der Aufnahmen: 16 x 32 cm; Alle Bilder sind rückseitig betitelt und mit Archiv-Nummern versehen. Größere Widmung auf Innendeckel: Sammelmappe, Sammelmappe mit Gebrauchsspuren, sonst Bilder in gutem Zustand. Paul Wolff Bibliographie, S. 26. Nicht bei Heidtmann. - Seltene Ausgabe mit Bildern aus dem Vorkriegs-Frankfurt. FFM 4 +++++ 20 Jahre Antiquariat Christmann in Wiesbaden +++++

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        ARCHIV DER MATHEMATIK. Herausgegeben vom Mathematischen Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (Schwarzwald), 33 Bände: 1 (1948/49) - 33 (1979). Zeitschrift, gebunden, vollständig. ISSN: 0003-889X.

      Basel, Stuttgart : Birkhäuser, 1948-1979.. 33 Bände. Gr.-8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband. 33 Bände!!! Schöne Sammlung der ersten 33 Jahre dieser Fachzeitschrift. Der Titel wurde aus einer Fachbibliothek ausgesondert und ist noch mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Bucheinbände mit alterstypischen Lager- und Gebrauchsspuren. Seiten sauber. Bindungen fest. Guter Zustand. Angaben zu den Versandkosten schicken wir Ihnen gern auf Anfrage. Bitte beachten Sie unser reichhaltiges Angebot an wissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften. zqx mbx

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat BOOKFARM]
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        Advances in Electronics and Electron Physics (CONVOLUTE of 110 vols./ KONVOLUT aus 110 Teilbänden) - Vol. 1 - 86; plus Supplement 1 - 17!,

      Academic Press Inc.; 1948 ff. - je Band ca. 500 Seiten; Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt leicht nachgedunkelt; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 110 Teilbände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ENGLISCH! Das Bild zeigt nur einen Teil der hier angebotenen Bände! Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 95000

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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, after only 15 and 60 Holland paper "pur-fil" paper. A tiny corner missing on the first board, a few minor marginal bites. --- 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, après seulement 15 Hollande et 60 pur fil. Un infime manque angulaire sur le premier plat, quelques petites piqûres marginales sans gravité.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Holzschnitte zu dem Drama Die Fliegen von Jean-Paul Sartre. Fassung 2. [3 Signierte Holzschnitte].

      Alfter, Donnerstag-Gesellschaft, 1948.. Original-Umschlag 5 lose Blätter.. Erste Ausgabe. Original-Umschlag mit Programmzettel, persönlicher Einladungskarte der Donnerstag-Gesellschaft zu Alfter und 3 jeweils signierten Holzschnitten auf Büttenpapier von Hubert Berke, Josef Fassbender und Hann Trier. Maße Blätter: 25 x 15,5 (16,5) cm. Es gab 3 Varianten mit verschiedenen Holzschnitten. Hier die 2. Variante (auf dem Umschlag mit '2' gekennzeichnet). Holzschnitte im Randbereich Papierbedingt wenig fleckig. Insgesamt gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. With 3 signed original woodcuts by Hubert Berke, Josef Fassbender and Hann Trier, all on handmade paper. Sheets at the border area lightly spotted, otherwise nearly fine copy.

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        Holzschnitte zu dem Drama Die Fliegen von Jean-Paul Sartre. Fassung 1. [3 Signierte Holzschnitte].

      Alfter, Donnerstag-Gesellschaft, 1948.. Original-Umschlag 5 lose Blätter.. Erste Ausgabe. Original-Umschlag mit Programmzettel, persönlicher Einladungskarte der Donnerstag-Gesellschaft zu Alfter und 3 jeweils signierten Holzschnitten auf Büttenpapier von Hubert Berke, Josef Fassbender und Hann Trier. Maße Blätter: 25 x 15,5 (16,0) cm. Es gab 3 Varianten mit verschiedenen Holzschnitten. Hier die 1. Variante (auf dem Umschlag mit '1' gekennzeichnet). Holzschnitte im Randbereich Papierbedingt wenig fleckig. Insgesamt gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. With 3 signed original woodcuts by Hubert Berke, Josef Fassbender and Hann Trier, all on handmade paper. Sheets at the border area lightly spotted, otherwise nearly fine copy.

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        The Great Gatsby

      The Grey Walls Press, London 1948 - A very good first British edition copy. Boards very slightly bowed. Glue darkening/mild foxing to endpages. The slightest foxing to text block edge. The unclipped original jacket in mylar has shallow chipping to spine head/corners, very slight soil. A tight unmarked copy in unclipped jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A signed and inscribed first edition of Lindbergh's postwar memoir: Of Flight and Life

      n.p., August 1948. 8vo. "His signature and inscription, ""To Walter Fletcher with best wishes from his friend and client Charles A. Lindbergh August 1948"" on the half-title page of his book, Of Flight and Life (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948), viii, 56pp. housed in blue cloth boards with gilt titled spine and original dust jacket. First Edition. Abrasions and some water damage to boards, some slight rubbing to spine, minor chipping at top and bottom of dust jacket, light toning to pages at margins. Good condition. In the preface to this work, Lindbergh writes, ""I believe the values we are creating and the standards we are now following will lead to the end of our civilization, and that if we do not control our science by a higher moral force, it will destroy us with its materialistic values, its rocket aircraft, and its atom bombs- as it has already destroyed large parts of Europe."""

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        Martinique charmeuse de serpents EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Editions du sagittaire, 1948. Fine. Editions du sagittaire, Paris 1948, 14,5x19cm, broché. - First edition, one of 110 numbered copies on Marais crèvecoeur, limited edition of 15 after Holland papere copy is complete, frontispiece, original Andre Masson.Illustrations inset André Masson.Bel copy lithography. --- 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 110 exemplaires numérotés sur Marais crèvecoeur, tirage de tête après 15 Hollande. Notre exemplaire est bien complet, en frontispice, de la lithographie originale d'André Masson. Illustrations hors-texte de André Masson. Bel exemplaire.

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        Le roi pêcheur EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: José Corti, 1948. Fine. José Corti, Paris 1948 & 1990-1991, 12,5x19cm & 15x21cm, broché & trois feuillets. - First Edition, one of 60 numbered on "pur-fil" paper only leading copies with 45 Marais. We join with our three autograph letters signed copy of the author about the theater "Fisher King" of each page and dated respectively 26 July 1990, of 28 December 1990 and 2 August 1991 (Saint Florent old). Letters addressed to the administration of Theatre Celestine, affect the representation in the theater of the Fisher King, single piece Gracq, written in 1942-1943. In the first letter, the author agrees on the conditions laid down by the theater on its rights in performances, but said he was "hostile to authority exclusively for France requested by Celestine Theatre until 31 December 1993. " In the second letter, he requested a copy of the contract he signed with Mr. Lucet, then director of Theatre Celestine. In the third letter, Gracq request a modification of this contract clause authorization contemporary exclusively, and provides practical guidance on the payment of fees. Buffers date of administration. Handwritten notes in another hand in the margin of the last two letters (secretary). Important handwritten correspondence on the first theatrical performances of the play since the failure of the establishment in 1949. Exceptional together. --- 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 60 ex numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers avec 45 Marais. Nous joignons à notre exemplaire trois lettres autographes signées de l'auteur à propos des représentations théâtrales du "Roi Pêcheur" d'une page chacune et datées respectivement du 26 juillet 1990, du 28 décembre 1990, et du 2 août 1991 (Saint Florent le Vieil). Les lettres, adressées à l'administration du Théâtre des Célestins, portent sur la représentation au théâtre du Roi Pêcheur, seule et unique pièce de Julien Gracq, rédigée en 1942-1943.Dans la première lettre, l'auteur donne son accord quant aux conditions posées par le Théâtre concernant ses droits sur les représentations, mais se dit "hostile à l'autorisation en exclusivité pour la France entière demandée par le Théâtre des Célestins jusqu'au 31 décembre 1993." Dans la deuxième lettre, il demande une copie du contrat qu'il a signé avec M. Lucet, alors directeur du Théâtre des Célestins. Dans la troisième, Julien Gracq demande une modification de ce contrat sur la clause de durée d'autorisation en exclusivité, et fournit des indications pratiques quant au paiement de ses droits.Tampons à date de l'administration.Notes manuscrites d'une autre écriture en marge des deux dernières lettres (secrétaire). Importante correspondance manuscrite portant sur les premières représentations théâtrales de cette pièce depuis l'échec de la création en 1949. Exceptionnel ensemble.

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        Et on tuera tous les affreux EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Editions du scorpion, 1948. Fine. Editions du scorpion, Paris 1948, 12x18,5cm, broché. - First edition, one of 120 numbered copies on alfa only major papers. Slight traces of marginal rubbings on spine and dishes. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 120 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers. Légères traces de frottements marginaux sur le dos et les plats. Rare.

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        L'état de siège EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1948. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, relié. - First edition, one of the review copies. Signed autograph of the author Henry Gouhier. Yellowed paper as generally insolated back, with "Prière d'insérer". --- 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 exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de Albert Camus à Henri Gouhier. Papier jauni comme généralement, dos insolé, exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer.

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        Monsieur Caméléon EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: La table ronde, 1948. Fine. La table ronde, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition of the French translation, one of 75 numbered copies on head pulling. Nice copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 75 exemplaires numérotés sur, tirage de tête. Ouvrage orné d'illustrations d'Orfeo Tamburi. Agréable exemplaire.  

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        Ler dla canpane EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: L'art brut, 1948. Fine. L'art brut, Paris 1948, 13,5x19cm, agrafé sous coffret-étui. - Rare first edition printed 165 copies and entirely handwritten by the author. Illustrated book 6 original etchings by Jean Dubuffet. Exceptional and very precious autograph signed by the author Hans Bellmer: "Hans Bellmer friendships Jean Dubuffet" Back and slightly flat and marginally imaged as generally, discreet and skillful marginal restorations heads and feet flat. First work of Jean Dubuffet, published in spoken language on calligraphy stencil with linocuts, wood fund and fund pie boxes, and then hand-printed by the author on newsprint with 6 engravings of 150 plus 15 Copies enriched 2 etchings and ink stained for the "samatere detrase etdanprinte". The so-called "traces lovers and fingerprints" will note, however, to our knowledge, Dubuffet was dedicated to his family that copies "ordinary" in accordance with the same concept that governs this founding work of the Art Brut. In the preface to Thumbnails opera glasses, which reproduces in 1962 the engravings of Ler dla Campane, Dubuffet returns to the genesis of his first book: "Printed with makeshift means, these booklets were taking all the foot against the bibliophile rites. Just the opposite of chilling solemnity that give luxury editions thick, expensive paper, typography great house, loose margins and the profusion of guards and white pages, they were drawn very modestly with paltry devices in a small size and a paper diary of the most vulgar kind. It seemed to us (it seems to me) that they were as attractive as is usually offered as books bibliophiles. » Our autographed copy of Hans Bellmer is a rare and precious witnesses to the major influence on the thinking of the Surrealists Dubuffet and the emergence of Art Brut. Indeed, although the art critics and biographers agree to emphasize an obvious inheritance, it only retains little evidence of interactions between Dubuffet and the Surrealists. Yet it is under the aegis of André Breton and its full cooperation in 1948 he founded the Society of Art Brut: "The part that is made to you, as you say, this company has Art crude, it is your own right because your ideas, moods, your impulses, were certainly large part in shaping our minds on this, and it was that your cover is placed at the table and if you do 'had wanted to be seated, he would have remained vacant as the cover of the angel "(letter of 28 May 1948). This relationship between the first known Dubuffet and a surreal (which is neither a future nor a former surreal) creates an immediate enthusiasm among the artists who develop several joint projects including a Almanac of Art Brut. But in 1951, their relationship disintegrates, Breton disengages the Company and Almanac yet completed, will never be published. The failure of this collaboration and the burgeoning friendship between the two artists contributing to the final break between the two movements and a growing mutual distrust. In wanting to confine Art Brut to the "art of the insane" and so keep the surrealism supremacy on this "branch", André Breton was probably disappointed the hopes of Dubuffet a natural affiliation between the two movements. However, it is the price of this break Dubuffet become one of the major artists of the second half of the twentieth century, while surrealism only survive difficult war and intransigence of its founder. The concept of Art Brut, Dubuffet as the formula in 1948, could in fact be part of a theoretical continuity or accept artistic merit: "Artistic works [...] owing nothing (or minimal) in imitation of the works of art can be seen in museums, exhibitions and galleries, but instead appeal to the original human substance and the the most spontaneous and personal invention; productions which the author has taken all [...] on its own merits "(Jean Dubuffet, Notice Company of Art Brut (September 1948), in Prospectus ..., Volume I, p. 489) This necessary distancing and anti-surrealist positions taken frequently associated with lack of historical evidence linking him to this movement have forced scholars and biographers to multiple assumptions relied on the obvious convergence of artists and concepts. Apart from this brief friendship with Breton, the surrealist hardly appear in the biographies of Dubuffet. Yet this friendly dedication to one of the most important surrealist artists on this first craft book testifies to its proximity to other members of the movement; a closeness that remains enigmatic because Dubuffet deliberately "forgotten" its ties with surrealism which it is nevertheless one of the main heirs and successors. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Rare édition originale imprimée à 165 exemplaires et entièrement calligraphiée par l'auteur. Ouvrage illustré de 6 gravures originales de Jean Dubuffet. Exceptionnel et très précieux envoi autographe signé de Jean Dubuffet à Hans Bellmer : « à Hans Bellmer amitiés Jean Dubuffet » Dos et plats légèrement et marginalement insolés comme généralement, discrètes et habiles restaurations marginales en têtes et en pieds des plats.   Premier ouvrage de Jean Dubuffet, publié en langage phonétique calligraphié sur stencil avec des gravures sur linoléum, sur bois de caisse et fonds de boîtes de camembert, puis imprimé à la main par l'auteur sur papier journal avec 6 gravures à 150 exemplaires plus 15 exemplaires enrichis de 2 gravures et maculés d'encre pour « le samatere detrase etdanprinte ». Les dits « amateurs de traces et d'empreintes » noteront cependant, qu'à notre connaissance, Dubuffet n'a dédicacé à ses proches que des exemplaires « ordinaires », en accord avec le concept même qui préside à cette œuvre fondatrice de l'Art Brut. En préface de Vignettes lorgnettes, qui reproduit en 1962 les gravures de Ler dla Campane, Dubuffet revient sur la genèse de son premier livre :  « Imprimés avec des moyens de fortune, ces opuscules prenaient en tout le contre-pied des rites bibliophiliques. Tout à l'opposé des solennités glaçantes que donnent aux éditions de luxe les épais et coûteux papiers, les typographies de grande maison, les amples marges et la profusion des gardes et pages blanches, ils étaient tirés fort modestement à l'aide de dispositifs dérisoires dans un petit format et sur un papier à journal de la plus vulgaire sorte. Il nous semblait (il me semble encore) qu'ils étaient tels quels aussi attrayants que les livres habituellement offerts aux bibliophiles. »   Notre exemplaire dédicacé à Hans Bellmer est un des rares et précieux témoins de l'influence majeure des surréalistes sur la pensée de Dubuffet et l'émergence de l'Art Brut. En effet, bien que les critiques d'art et les biographes s'accordent à souligner une évidente hérédité, on ne conserve que peu de trace des interactions entre Dubuffet et les surréalistes. C'est pourtant sous l'égide d'André Breton et avec sa pleine collaboration qu'il fonde en 1948 la Compagnie de l'Art Brut : « La part qui vous est faite, comme vous dites, a cette compagnie de l'Art Brut, elle vous revient de plein droit car vos idées, vos humeurs, vos impulsions, ont eu certainement grande part à l'orientation de nos esprits sur tout cela, et il se devait que votre couvert soit mis à cette table et si vous n'aviez voulu y prendre place, il serait resté vacant comme le couvert de l'ange » (lettre du 28 mai 1948). Cette relation, la première connue entre Dubuffet et un surréaliste (qui n'est ni un futur ni un ex surréaliste) suscite un enthousiasme immédiat chez les deux artistes qui développent plusieurs projets communs dont un Almanach de l'Art Brut. Mais dès 1951, leur relation se délite, Breton se désolidarise de la Compagnie et l'Almanach, pourtant achevé, ne sera jamais publié. L'échec de cette collaboration et de l'amitié naissante entre les deux artistes contribue à la rupture définitive entre les deux mouvements et à une méfiance réciproque grandissante. En voulant cantonner l'Art Brut à « l'art des fous », et ainsi conserver la suprématie du surréalisme sur cette « branche », André Breton a sans doute déçu les espoirs de Dubuffet d'une filiation naturelle entre les deux mouvements. C'est cependant au prix de cette rupture que Dubuffet deviendra un des artistes majeurs de la seconde moitié du XXème siècle, tandis que le surréalisme ne survivra que difficilement à la guerre et aux intransigeances de son fondateur. La notion d'Art Brut, telle que Dubuffet la formule dès 1948, ne pouvait en effet s'inscrire dans une continuité théorique ni accepter de fondement artistique : « Ouvrages artistiques [...] ne devant rien (ou le moins possible) à l'imitation des œuvres d'art qu'on peut voir dans les musées, salons et galeries, mais qui au contraire font appel au fond humain originel et à l'invention la plus spontanée et personnelle ; des productions dont l'auteur a tout tiré [...] de son propre fond » (Jean Dubuffet, Notice sur la Compagnie de l'art brut (septembre 1948), in Prospectus..., tome I, p. 489) Cette nécessaire distanciation et les fréquentes prises de positions anti-surréalistes associées au manque d'éléments historiques le liant à ce mouvement, ont contraint les exégètes et biographes à de multiples suppositions appuyées sur la convergence évidente des artistes et des concepts. Hormis cette courte amitié avec Breton, les surréalistes n'apparaissent quasiment pas dans les biographies de Dubuffet. Pourtant cette dédicace amicale à l'un des plus importants artistes surréalistes sur ce premier ouvrage artisanal témoigne de sa proximité avec d'autres membres du mouvement ; une proximité qui reste cependant énigmatique car Dubuffet a délibérément « oublié » ses liens avec le surréalisme dont il est pourtant un des principaux héritiers et successeurs.  

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        Onze eaux-fortes originales pour illustrer La Philosophie dans le Boudoir.

      Ohne weitere Angaben [d.i. Paris, um 1948].. 4°. 25,5 x 18,5 cm. (Plattengröße: 19,5 x 12 cm). 11 explizit erotische Orig.-Radierungen in Braundruck, davon eine als Frontispiz. Im Orig.-Umschlag mit radierter Titel-Illustration.. Ausdrucksstarkes Mappenwerk zu einem der Hauptwerke de Sades. Der nicht genannte Künstler ist der Ungar Imre Timar, der Anfang des letzten Jahrhunderts in Paris hauptsächlich als Buchillustrator tätig war. Diese Radierfolge erschien separat und ist keiner Buchausgabe zugeordnet. Eine Auflagenhöhe ist nicht angegeben, doch gemäß der Seltenheit dieses Werkes, kann es nur eine sehr kleine Auflage gegeben haben. Vereinzelt leicht fingerfleckig. Die zwischenliegenden Seidenhemdchen vereinzelt etwas knittrig. Gutes Exemplar. Bibliographisch nicht bei Fekete, Hungarian Erotica. Nur bei Dutel 2191 ("belles planches gravees"). Rar. ------------------- Suite libre non signee mais attr. a Timar, titree Onze eau-fortes originales pour illustrer La philosophie dans le boudoir. S.l., s.n., c. 1948. Suite complete de 11 eaux-fortes dont 1 frontisp. Chemise illustree avec titre grave. 19,5 x 13 cm. Dutel 2191.

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        AUS DEN GEBETEN ISRAELS [FIRST JEWISH PRAYERBOOK PUBLISHED IN GERMAN FOLLOWING THE HOLOCAUST]

      Frankfurt Am Main: B. Wolpe/ Bauerschen Giesserei. 1948. Paperback. 1st edition. Original Paper Wrappers, 4to, 38 pages; 26 cm. The First Jewish Prayerbook Published in German Following the Holocaust. "Dem andenken an meinem freund und lehrer Dr Max Dienemann Rabbiner in Offenbach 1920-1939…. Nach der  zu diesem Druck im Jahre 1938 hergestellten Ubersetzung von Rabbiner Max Dienemann Offenbach am Main. " Originally translated by Dienemann in 1938, but never published until this printing, after the Holocaust. Printed on deluxe Buttenpapier from the Rheinland. Includes 80-word handwritten signed letter from Guggenheim  laid in. Guggenheim was chairman of the Offenbach Jewish Community from 1933-1939 and was imprisoned at Buchenwald. OCLC-Worldcat lists 8 copies worldwide. Wear to Spine, otherwise Very Good Condition. (Holo2-125-16) .

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        Die Musikforschung (62 KOMPLETTE aufeinander folgende Jahrgänge) - Jg. 1 (1948) bis Jg. 62 (2009) - KOMPLETTE aufeinander folgende, gebundene Jahrgänge! hrsg. von der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung, dem Institu für Musikforschung Berlin u.a.;

      Bärenreiter Verlag; 1948 - 2009.. gebundene Ausgabe. Die hier angebotenen Bände/ Jahrgänge stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Medien-Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Papier alterbedingt leicht nachgedunkelt; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 62 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Das Bild zeigt nur einen Teil der hier angebotenen Bände!

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        La lampe dans l'horloge EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Robert Marin, 1948. Fine. Robert Marin, Paris 1948, 11x17cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - First edition, one of the numbered copies on foam Alfa paper, ours unjustified. Invaluable and unique autograph dedication signed by the author Jean-Paul Sartre. Our copy is presented shirt and bag full carton almond, part of title and marked "copy of JP Sartre" red morocco. The dedication of the Pope of Surrealism to the master of existentialism whose rare meetings, including New York, have left almost no trace in the biographies, is all the more surprising that Jean-Paul Sartre just published in Qu 'What is literature a vitriolic article against Breton: "The tentative agreement Surrealism and PC against the bourgeoisie does not exceed the formalism; This is the formal notion of negativity that unites; [...] Negativity continues whatever may be said, apart from the story: both in the moment and in the eternal; it is the absolute end of literature and art. Somewhere Breton says [...] the "sacred trust" of the proletariat. But specifically, this class is designed as a legion of angels exterminators is truly for authors as a religious myth and plays for the stilling of their consciousness, similar to that played the role myth People in 1848 for writers of good will. " André Breton will not respond to criticism of Sartre more than those that formulate the following year, Simone de Beauvoir in The Second Sex. This little political work as much as poetic however is in the common struggle of two intellectuals in the very short-lived Revolutionary Democratic Rally founded in 1947 by Sartre quickly aborted despite having assets investment Breton. 1948 was therefore the only intellectual meeting of these two great "thinkers" of the late twentieth, whose personalities, exclusive and uncompromising did not allow a communion of sustainable thinking.   --- 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] Édition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur alfa mousse, le nôtre non justifié. Précieux et exceptionnel envoi autographe signé d'André Breton à Jean-Paul Sartre. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous chemise et étui en plein cartonnage amande, pièce de titre et mention « exemplaire de J. P. Sartre » de maroquin rouge. Cette dédicace du pape du surréalisme au maître de l'existentialisme dont les rares rencontres, notamment à New York, n'ont laissé presque aucune trace dans les biographies, est d'autant plus surprenante que Jean-Paul Sartre vient juste de publier dans Qu'est-ce que la littérature un article au vitriol contre Breton :   « L'accord de principe du surréalisme et du PC contre la bourgeoisie ne dépasse pas le formalisme ; c'est l'idée formelle de négativité qui les unit ; [...] la négativité se maintient quoi qu'on en dise, en dehors de l'histoire : à la fois dans l'instant et dans l'éternel ; elle est la fin absolue de la littérature et de l'art. Quelque part, Breton affirme [...] la « mission sacrée » du prolétariat. Mais précisément, cette classe conçue comme une légion d'anges exterminateurs n'est véritablement pour les auteurs qu'un mythe religieux et qui joue, pour la tranquillisation de leur conscience, un rôle analogue à celui que jouait le mythe du Peuple, en 1848, pour les écrivains de bonne volonté. »   André Breton ne répondra pas plus aux critiques de Sartre qu'à celles que formulera, l'année suivante, Simone de Beauvoir dans Le Deuxième Sexe.   Ce petit ouvrage politique autant que poétique s'inscrit cependant dans le combat commun des deux intellectuels au sein du très éphémère Rassemblement Démocratique Révolutionnaire fondé en 1947 par Sartre et ayant rapidement avorté malgré l'investissement actif de Breton.   1948 fut donc la seule rencontre intellectuelle de ces deux grands « maîtres à penser » de la seconde moitié du XXème siècle, dont les personnalités, exclusives et intransigeantes ne permettaient pas une communion de pensée durable.

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        [Photo Album]: Oregon Policeman's Crime Scenes Album

      [Portland, Oregon]. 1948. An unusual photo album of 115 crime scene photos taken by a Portland, Oregon policeman that is equal parts gruesome and pedestrian. Oblong quarto. 75pp. String-tied stiff paper boards with "Photographs" in gilt on the front along with a decorative boarder. The photos range from 3.5" x 2.5" to 10" x 8", and fill all but the last 10 pages which are empty. Overall near fine with wear to the edges of the boards but the photos are fine. The album documents various crime scenes visited by a Portland patrolman from June to October in 1948. Half the album features images of car crashes, boating accidents, building fires, and bee swarms, many captioned below. The remaining photos feature a series of macabre images of the recently deceased. Some, like a murder victim dumped by the side of the road are disturbing, but hardly compare to the more chilling images of bodies recovered from the Willamette River and adjoining waterways. These "floaters," as he refers to them, are victims of suicides, murders, or accidental deaths. All are in various states of decay or bloat from the water, which makes for harrowing viewing. These too are captioned, some with gallows humor: "On July 1, investigation showed ... When asked where he was going, he replied, 'Down to the Broadway Bridge, and see how G-- D--- deep the river is right in the middle.' He left no report as to depth of river." A compelling collection of photos rarely seen by the public and not for the faint of heart. .

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        Cuento de Invierno [MANUSCRITO ORIGINAL]. Poema dramático rural, en un acto, y en verso.

      Madrid, 1948 - -16 x 22 cm.- , 53 págs. escritas a pluma por Fernando Dicenta. (EJEMPLAR ÚNICO.)

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        Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics. Issued by the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York Univeristy.

      New York (u.a.), Wiley, 1948-2005.. Bände 1-58 in 69 Bänden. 8°. Leineneinbände.. ISSN: 0010-3640. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Bände 1-8 und 10-16 Kraus Reprint. Band 9 durch Fotokopie ergänzt.

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        Who goes there?: Seven tales of science fiction

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. Very Good, in a Good dust jacket with the price of $3.00 intact, though crossed out with red pencil. Light stain to base of spine and bottom corners of boards. A few markings to front free end paper. The dust jacket shows toning to the spine, rubbing along the folds, and edge wear with chipping to the spine ends and top edge of the front panel. The dust jacket features the striking Hannes Bok illustration. Adapted four times as a motion picture.

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        The Babe Ruth Story

      New York: E.P. Dutton, 1948. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Babe Ruth on the half title page. Fine in the original dust jacket with some wear and tear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. The story of the greatest baseball player who ever lived, told in his own words, spans his life and includes the highs and lows, friendships, loves, and feuds, and career milestones of the man who symbolizes America's favorite game.

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        THE BABE RUTH STORY

      New York: E. P. Dutton, 1948. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine binding/Very Good+ dust jacket. Signed. A most attractive First Edition copy, in a jacket with only minimal shelfwear, Signed by Babe Ruth on the half-title page. The dustjacket is not price-clipped and is protected with a new mylar cover. The business card of Arthur Randall of E. P. Dutton is laid in with "Merry Xmas" written on it in red pen. Near Fine binding / Very Good+ dust jacket.

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        My Early Life, presentation copy finely bound and inscribed by Churchill during his second premiership as a wedding gift for his godson

      London: Odhams Press Limited, 1948. Hardcover. This presentation copy of ChurchillÂ’s autobiography of his early life was finely bound and inscribed by Churchill as a wedding gift for his godson during ChurchillÂ’s second and final premiership. The inked inscription in six lines on the second blank endsheet reads: "To | Roger Frewen | on his Marriage | from | Winston S. Churchill | 1952". The binding is full dark red morocco by Bumpus Ltd. of Oxford St., London and features raised spine bands, gilt spine compartments and spine hubs, gilt ruled covers, edges, and turn ins, and all edges gilt. The edition is a contemporary 1948 reprint. Roger d'Hauteville Moreton Frewen (1914-1972) was the son of Churchill's first cousin, Hugh Frewen, and grandson of Churchill's Aunt Clara, his mother's elder sister. Hugh's childhood was marked by visits with his Churchill and Leslie cousins, including Winston, who was nine years older than Hugh. Roger was born during the First World War while his father was serving on the front and his godfather, Winston, was First Lord of the Admiralty. Roger was born in London, educated in Switzerland and Cambridge. A near-fatal car accident in 1933 and tuberculosis contracted during recovery nearly killed Roger and permanently impaired his health. Churchill inscribed Volume I of this set for his godson in 1933. Despite his health, Roger joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1938. Posted to the British Embassy in Berne during WWII, Roger listened to German and Italian military signals and reported information to Britain, drove lorries with military supplies through occupied France, and rescued escaped prisoners of war by crossing into Germany and Italy and bringing them to safety in Switzerland. Driven by income needs as his family grew, in the decades after the war Roger had careers in finance and real estate. Roger's son, Jonathan, from whom these books come to us, recalls that Roger excelled at mathematics and languages and was "a kind man, an amusing raconteur... and a good Father." Jonathan also recalls that "Winston was an excellent godparent" who "never forgot a birthday or Christmas, no matter his duties.” The first edition of My Early Life was published by Thornton Butterworth in 1930. Covering the years from Churchill's birth in 1874 to his first few years in Parliament, the book proved among the most popular of Churchill's many published works and saw many editions and printings during (and well beyond) Churchill's lifetime. Odhams Press Limited began issuing reprints in 1947. This copy is the 1948 second printing of the Odhams edition. Condition is near fine. The beautifully executed binding remains square and tight with only a trivial hint of wear. The only detraction of note is some sunning of the spine and differential toning to the front cover. We have attempted no restoration of this original presentation binding, but a skilled binder could likely effect some color restoration to the otherwise excellent leather binding. The contents remain bright and clean. The gilt page edges are uniformly bright. A hint of spotting appears confined to the rear pastedown. The sole previous ownership mark is the bookplate of the recipient, Roger Frewen, affixed to the front pastedown. Of note, this inscribed presentation copy was accompanied by an identically bound and inscribed companion edition of Great Contemporaries. Please inquire if this copy of Great Contemporaries is of interest. Bibliographic reference: A91.9.c, Woods/ICS A37(g.2), Langworth p.141

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        The Naked and the Dead

      New York, Rinehart, 1948., 1948. Elegantly hand-bound in full black oasis morocco leather with traditional raised bands, gilt titles to spine, titled additionally in the manner of the original cloth to the lower corner of the front board in gilt. Publisher's original spine bound in at the rear. A fine copy in attractive recent binding. FIRST EDITION with Rinehart seal present. Author's first book. A 'Burgess 99' novel Listed in Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998].

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        Typed letter signed.

      Pacific Palisades, California, 18. XII. 1948.. 4to. 1 p.. In English, to Charles L. Wallis, on his imprinted stationery: "In my latest novel entitled Doctor Faustus which was recently published also in the English language, my hero, a musician, composes several English poems in the original text. The choice of these poems would indicate that I love these particular pieces above all others in the wide field of English poetry".

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        Typed letter signed ("Eleanor"), to Harry, concerning her appointment as a delegate to the General Assembly of the United Nations

      New York, 1948. One page, on stationery of Val-Kill Cottage, Hyde Park, Duchess Co., New York. 8vo. Fine, in red morocco-backed custom folding box. One page, on stationery of Val-Kill Cottage, Hyde Park, Duchess Co., New York. 8vo. This note is possibly addressed to Harry Hooker, who was Roosevelt's longtime friend and attorney. Written only a few years after FDR's death (1945), the former first lady was still politically active, as this letter illustrates: "I have just been officially notified that I am to be again appointed as a delegate to the General Assembly of the United Nations which meets in Paris. I shall have to sail on September 13th. In view of this, could you and Nancy come up here in September 4th to stay over Labor Day? I would like to have a birthday party for you and Elliott before I leave! [stroke of exclamation point drawn in with pen]. Affectionately, [signed] Eleanor." Blanche Wiesen Cook, Eleanor Roosevelt, v. 1 (1992)

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        The Pursuit of Love. A novel

      Hamish Hamilton, London, 1948. First Edition, first printing. 8vo. 195pp. Blue cloth lettered in gold at spine. A trace of very light wear to spine extremities and a single tiny stain to backstrip. Binding cracked at the final gathering, yet still perfectly sound. Due to a production fault (or possibly wartime paper shortages) the upper edge of the first nine leaves are very slightly taller than the remainder and have been roughly trimmed. Paperstock a little tanned. A very good copy in the correct first state (blue, not coloured) non-clipped dust wrapper, a little soiled, nicked, rubbed, chafed and edgeworn and with several miniscule slivers of loss from spine ends, yet still only just shy of very good. Short crease to front flap. MitfordÂ’s fifth novel, and the first volume in her noted trilogy which would eventually continue and conclude with 'Love in a Cold Climate' (1949) and 'Don't Tell Alfred' (1960).. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

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        Die Kunst/ Die Kunst und das schöne Heim: Monatshefte für freie und angewandte Kunst/ Monatsschrift für Malerei, Plastik, Graphik, Architektur und Wohnkultur/ später: Pan (zusammen mit Die Kunst (KONVOLUT aus 48 Bänden) - Jahr 1948 bis 1992 (mit Spez. 1-2); in fortlaufender Folge (gebunden).

      Magazinpresse Verlag; 1948 - 1988.. gebundene Ausgabe. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 48 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten;

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        Peces de los litorales ibérico y marroquí y su pesca deportiva

      Madrid. 33 cm. 613 p, LXXXIV, [24] p. de lám, XIII h. pleg. de planos il. Encuadernación en plena piel, con ruedas, cantos y contracantos dorados, con cofre de cartón. Luna, José Carlos de 1890 - 1964. Imp. Suc. de Rivadeneyra. Guardado en caja. Pesca marítima deportiva. España. Pesca marítima deportiva. Marruecos. (=131408=) Ver imagen

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        Whatever happened to Rhett & Scarlett? Margaret Mitchell, asked by a reader to write a sequel to "Gone With the Wind," tells her "To me, the lives of my characters ended on the last page, and your guess is as good as mine as to what happened thereafter."

      Atlanta, Georgia, January 12, 1948. 7.25" X 10.5". "Typed Letter Signed ""Margaret Mitchell Marsh,"" 1p, 7.25"" x 10.5"". On her ""Margaret Mitchell"" stationery. Atlanta, Georgia, January 18, 1948. To Miss Gilbert. Light marginal stains. Fine condition.In full, ""Thank you so much for your very kind letter. I'm glad you liked 'Gone With the Wind' enough to write me about it. I am glad you were interested enough to want me to write a sequel to it, but I do not contemplate writing a sequel. To me, the lives of my characters ended on the last page, and your guess is as good as mine as to what happened thereafter."""

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        A PRIMITIVE LIKE AN ORB; A poem by Wallace Stevens with drawings by Kurt Seligmann

      New York: The Gotham Book Mart / The Banyan Press, 1948. Kurt Seligmann. Kurt Seligmann. 1st edition, limited (1/500) hand tied, original printed green paperwraps (as issued). This copy specially signed by Stevens at the end of the poem in black ink. Published as a Prospero pamphlet in chapbook format, and edited by Frank A. Hale, John Myers, and Dmitri Petrov. The chapbook was designed and printed by The Banyan Press in March of 1948, using Garamond type set by hand on Etruria paper. The drawings are on Zebu paper. The publication was originally issued unsigned, and bound in one of three variations of colored paperwraps: bright green, olive green, and orange with no priority in the use of these colors. In a statement by the printer, Claude Fredericks, "there seems to have been less of the bright green paper than of the other two" (Edelstein A 13). The present copy shows only minimal wear, and is offered in fine condition. Uncommon and scarce signed.

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        The Naked and the Dead

      New York: Rinehart and Company, 1948. First edition of the author's first book. Thick octavo, original black boards. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to journalist Joe Haas, "For Joe Haas in Jamaica after our Lady Norman Mailer May 1969." Some of the usual rubbing to the boards, near fine in a very good first issue price-clipped dust jacket with light wear to the extremities.Norman Mailer claimed to have four books on his desk while he wrote The Naked and the Dead: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Wolfe's Of Time and the River, Dos Passos' U.S.A. and Farrell's Studs Lonigan. It was with this tongue partly in cheek that he asserted that the "overspirit is Tolstoy, the rococo comes out of Dos Passos, the fundamental slogging style from Farrell and the occasional overrich descriptions from Wolfe." The Naked and the Dead follows the story of an army platoon of foot soldiers fighting for the Japanese island of Anopopei. "The best novel to come out of the . . . war, perhaps the best book to come out of any war" (San Francisco Chronicle). "The narrative presents, with great accuracy and power, the agony of the American troops in the Pacific campaign… It remains Mailer's best, and certainly the best war novel to emerge from the United States" (Burgess, 42-43).

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