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        IF THIS BE TREASON......

      Sienna: Self-published, 1948. First edition, limited to (aproximately) 300 numbered copies. This copy unnumbered. (Purportedly, few copies were numbered.) Printed for Olga Rudge by Tip. Nuova in January, 1948. Stapled wraps. Contains "E.E Cummings," "E.E.Cummings/examined," "James Joyce: to his memory," "A French Accent," "Canto 45," and "Blast." Beginning extremity toning on the front wrap, partially toned rear wrap, and beginning toning on text page extremities. Tight copy in Very Good condition. . First Edition. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Limited Edition.The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        Intruder in the Dust

      1948 - FAULKNER, William. Intruder in the Dust. New York: Random House, (1948). Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $2200.First edition of Faulkner’s first novel published since 1940â€"“his stirring, very great chronicle” (New York Times).“For sheer virtuosity in prose Faulkner has no American rival since Melville and James… There is no author I can think of since Chekhov who knows so deeply, and transmits so justly, the people he records in his legends… none of it has escaped the author’s scrupulous memory, nor eluded his stirring, very great chronicle” (New York Times). Intruder in the Dust was published eight years after Faulkner’s novel The Hamlet and only one year before Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize. With “First Printing” on copyright page. Petersen A26.2. Bookplate.Book with light rubbing to spine and discoloration to head of spine. Dust jacket with slight soiling and only light rubbing to extremities. A near-fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LONDON THE BASTION OF LIBERTY’. This is a smaller version of the map devised and drawn by Kerry Lee at the Blandford Studio for The Travel Association of Gt. Britain and N. Ireland’.Excellent condition. Folded into original card wrapper. Published by

      Pictorial Maps Ltd ca 1948 - 46 x 60cm. Printed in full colours by Alabaster Passmore & Sons Ltd. London & Maidstone. A cartouche in the shape of a war medal contains the following text: ‘Proudly we recall the words of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill broadcast in the dark days of 1940 "We would rather see London in ruins and ashes than that it should be tamely and abjectly enslaved".

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        Hollywood on Trial (First Edition, inscribed by Paul Robeson in the year of publication)

      New York: Boni and Gaer, 1948. First edition. INSCRIBED by actor Paul Robeson in the year of publication on the front endpaper: "All best wishes / and thanks / Paul Robeson / April 28, 1948." Many African-American witnesses subpoenaed to testify at the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) hearings in the 1950s were asked to denounce Paul Robeson (1888-1976) in order to retain future employment. Robeson, an All-American football player and recipient of a Phi Beta Kappa key at Rutgers, received a law degree at Columbia. He became an internationally acclaimed concert performer and actor as well as a persuasive political speaker. In 1949, Robeson was the subject of controversy after newspapers reports of public statements that African Americans would not fight in "an imperialist war." In 1950, his passport was revoked. Several years later, Robeson refused to sign an affidavit stating that he was not a Communist and initiated an unsuccessful lawsuit. In the following testimony to a HUAC hearing, ostensibly convened to gain information regarding his passport suit, Robeson refused to answer questions concerning his political activities and lectured bigoted Committee member Gordon H. Scherer and chairman Francis E.Walter on African-American history and civil rights, leading to the now historic statement: "You are the Un-Americans, and you ought to be ashamed of yourselves." Nearly ten years later, in 1958, the Supreme Court ruled that a citizen's right to travel could not be taken away without due process and Robeson' passport was returned. Near Fine in a bright, Very Good plus dust jacket. Bentley, p. 770.

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        Haute surveillance [envoi autographe signé à Thierry Maulnier]

      Paris: Gallimard, 1948. Livre. Assez bon. broché. Dédicacé par l'auteur. Edition originale. In-8. Paris, Gallimard, 1949 (10 mars). 20,5 x 14,5 cm, in-8, 135 (1) pp., broché. Edition originale sur papier d'édition. Exemplaire du service de presse enrichi d'un ENVOI autographe signé de Jean Genêt à Thierry Maulnier (Jacques Talagrand, 1908-1988) : "à mon cher Thierry [Maulnier], avec mon admiration, ma gratitude, mon amitié et mes bons souvenis à Marcelle [Tassencourt]". Prière d'insérer (scindé en deux) joint. Intéressante association. Rousseurs en couverture, papier bruni..

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        A mathematical theory of communication.New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1948. First edition.

      A fine copy of "the most famous work in the history of communication theory" (<i>Origins of Cyberspace</i>, 880). "Probably no single work in this century has more profoundly altered man's understanding of communication than C. E. Shannon's article, 'A mathematical theory of communication', first published in 1948. The ideas in Shannon's paper were soon picked up by communication engineers and mathematicians around the world. They were elaborated upon, extended, and complemented with new related ideas. The subject thrived and grew to become a well-rounded and exciting chapter in the annals of science." (D Slepian (ed.), <i>Key papers in the development of information theory, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers</i>, Inc. (New York, 1974).) Remarkably, Shannon was initially not planning to publish the paper, and did so only at the urging of colleagues at Bell Laboratories.<br/><br/> Based on research begun during World War II, "Shannon developed a general theory of communication that would treat of the transmission of any sort of information from one point to another in space or time. His aim was to give specific technical definitions of concepts general enough to obtain in any situation where information is manipulated or transmitted -- concepts such as information, noise, transmitter, signal, receiver, and message. <br/><br/> "At the heart of the theory was a new conceptualization of information. To make communication theory a scientific discipline, Shannon needed to provide a precise definition of information that transformed it into a physical parameter capable of quantification. He accomplished this transformation by distinguishing information from meaning. He reserved 'meaning' for the content actually included in a particular message. He used 'information' to refer to the number different possible messages that could be carried along a channel, depending on the message's length and on the number of choices of symbols for transmission at each point in the message. Information in Shannon's sense was a measure of orderliness (as opposed to randomness) in that it indicated the number of possible messages from which a particular message to be sent was chosen.. Two near fine issues of The Bell System Technical Journal (volume XXVII, no. 3 & 4) in the original printed wrappers. No stamps or other markings. Spines slightly suned. A superficial scratch to the upper right corner of the second issue. Scarce in this condition. Shannon's paper occupies pp.379-423 in no. 3 and pp.623-656 in no. 4

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        Poblet. Il.lustracions De López-Ramón.

      Edicions Domus = Horta, Barcelona 1948 - 100 pp. - 3 hojas y 20 láminas con magníficos aguafuertes originales a varias tintas. Todos firmados a lápiz por el artista. Letras capitulares grabadas por Pere Riu. Edición de 45 ejemplares (nº10). Bien encuadernado por Cambras a media piel, conservando las cubiertas originales. Lomera con nervios, florones y dos tejuelos. Corte superior al oro. Size: 44 x 34,5 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Israel&#146;s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF

      Israel, 1948-1949 - 58 gelatin silver prints (various sizes, on average 4 x 6 ½ inches), mounted on Bristol paper. Minor wear and stains. Cloth folder. &#147;As a people, our monuments never commemorate victories. They commemorate the names of the fallen. We don&#146;t need the Arc de Triomphe; we have Masada, Tel-Hai, and the Warsaw Ghetto &#150; where the battle was lost, but the war of Jewish existence was won.&#148; &#150; David Elazar This splendid collection of dramatic photographs documents the activity of the IDF during the second stage of the War of Independence, following the second cease-fire. Subjects include Egyptian prisoners of war in Nitzana during &#147;Horev Operation&#148;; conquest of Uja el-Hafir (Nitzana); Nitzanim; Negba; Medical care of prisoners; Jeep unit of &#147;Shualey Shimshon&#148;; conquest of villages and bombing buildings; plane towards landing; horsemen near Gedera; Metzudat Ko&#146;ach (Nebi Yosha fort); and military ceremonies and parades. These riveting images were made by highly skilled professional photographers documenting the birth of the modern state of Israel. One of the photographs has been identified as by the celebrated military photographer Boris Carmi (1914-2002). It is likely that most of the other photographs were taken by Carmi and other professional photographers working as military photographers during the War of Independence. Provenance: IDF officer (and later convicted spy) Israel Ber (Beer), with a printed and manuscript presentation label in Hebrew: &#147;to Lieutenant Colonel Israel Ber as a souvenir for joint work in the Operations Directorate.&#148; Ber served in the IDF as a Lieutenant Colonel during the war and subsequently was a noted authority on the War of Independence. In 1961 he was arrested on suspicion of spying for the USSR, and he was sentenced to fifteen years in prison.

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        The Second World War. Vol. I: The Gathering Storm; Vol. II: Their Finest Hour; Vol. III: The Grand Alliance; Vol. IV: The Hinge of Fate. V: Closing the Ring; Vol. VI: Triumph and Tragedy

      London: Cassell & Co., Ltd, 1948. First British edition. 6 vols. 8vo. Original black cloth, fine in chipped dust jackets. Bookplates. First British edition. 6 vols. 8vo. Churchil's World War II. Previously serialized in London's Daily Telegraph, this may be regarded as Churchill's magnum opus; it has been translated into some 20 languages. Woods A123(b)

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      Librairie Maloine, Paris (Parigi) 1948 - Pagine: 1184 . Illustrazioni: Disegno in seppia applicato in copertina, disegni nel testo, foto a piena pagina fuori testo . Formato: 8° . Ex libris: ' . Rilegatura: Cartonato telato verde con scritte in oro e verde scuro . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Volume originale in francese. Un grosso volume dedicato alle trote e alla loro cattura. Un testo classico e fondamentale. Bruniture.Foto disponibili . Note epoca: ++

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        Crusade in Europe: A Personal Account of World War II (SIGNED)

      New York: Doubleday, 1948. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on title page. 8vo. 559 pp. Glossary; Index. Battlefield and theater maps by Rafael Palacios; photo-plates; illustrations. Tan cloth, cartographic endpapers in color illustrated dustjacket. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket (minor wear to extremities, light creasing along upper edge & spine head). The wartime memoirs off five-star General Dwight D. Eisenhower, arguably the single most important military figure of World War II. "Here, from the hand of the Supreme Commander of the Allied forces, is the complete story of the war as Eisenhower planned it and lived it. Through his eyes you can now see the whole gigantic drama of the war - the strategy, the battles, the moments of fateful decision." - dustjacket flap.

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        Photograph of Richard Wright, inscribed in Paris in 1948

      Framed vintage photograph of novelist, essayist, and poet Richard Wright in his earliest days as an expatriate. INSCRIBED by Wright to Norwegian journalist Johannes Skancke Martens: "To / S. Martens / Sincerely yours / Richard Wright / Paris / Oct. 16, 1948." Martens interviewed Wright on several occassions, most notably after the author's performance in the Argentinian film version of "Native Son" in 1951. While his first two novels, "Native Son" and "Black Boy," were enjoying success in the United States, Wright was not particularly happy there. He moved to Paris in 1946 and became an expatriate, a move that would define him both as a person and a writer for the remainder of his life. In the two years between that move and the inscription here, he befriended Sartre and Camus, as well as fellow African-American writers Chester Himes and James Baldwin. He became a French citizen in 1947 and at the time of this inscription was traveling extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. 10 x 13.5 inches, black frame with white matting, unexamined out of frame but presents as about Near Fine, with some very light creasing at one corner.

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        Women (First Edition, signed by Tennessee Williams)

      New York: Samuel Kootz, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. A fine press book conceived by Paul Rand in which several major authors of the late 1940s interpret the work of artists from the same era, all on the subject of women, and mostly quite abstract. This copy has been SIGNED by Tennessee Williams at his inclusion. With 11 fasicules designed by Rand, tipped-in black-and-white plates by the contributing artists, and associtated text by the contributing authors.&#11;&#11;Tall perfect bound wrappers with tipped-down French flaps (as issued). Very Good plus overall, with small chips at the extremities as nearly always found.

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        London Group Academy Hall Poster London Group Exhibition at the Academy Hall, Oxford Street, London 1948.

      London: London Group., 1948. First edition. Single sheet.. Very Good. An original lithograph printed by the Baynard Press. Printed on fragile war time paper. As the picture shows, there are light folds and old marginal tears which have been repaired with japon tissue and each corner has a pin hole. In good condition only due to the nature of the paper. Scarce. Pasmore exhibited his first abstract paintings at the London Group, in the this exhibition,and in a solo show at the Redfern Gallery in 1948. Sheet size 75 x 59cm (29.5 x 19 inches)

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        Crusade in Europe: A Personal Account of World War II (SIGNED)

      New York: Doubleday, 1948. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on title page. 8vo. 559 pp. Glossary; Index. Battlefield and theater maps by Rafael Palacios; photo-plates; illustrations. Tan cloth, cartographic endpapers in color illustrated dustjacket. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket (minor wear to extremities, light creasing along upper edge & spine head). The wartime memoirs off five-star General Dwight D. Eisenhower, arguably the single most important military figure of World War II. "Here, from the hand of the Supreme Commander of the Allied forces, is the complete story of the war as Eisenhower planned it and lived it. Through his eyes you can now see the whole gigantic drama of the war - the strategy, the battles, the moments of fateful decision." - dustjacket flap.

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        Walden Two

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1948. First Edition. Unknown Binding. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good, in a Very Good- dust jacket with corners of front flap clipped, though price of $3.00 still intact. Light wear at corners and spine ends, light rubbing to gilt stamping on spine. Front free end paper lightly soiled. Light foxing to edge of page block. The dust jacket shows rubbing with wear at the rear spine fold, and light edge wear, with tiny chips at the spine ends and corners. A scarce title.

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      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1948 - Octavo, cloth. Heinlein's second young adult SF novel. Influenced by the author's experience at the U.S. Naval Academy. A fine copy in a very good to nearly fine dust jacket with rubbing to jacket folds, mild rubs to spine panel with some age darkening to title lettering of spine panel. (17064) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Archiv der Mathematik. / Archives of mathematics. / Archives mathématiques. - Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach.

      Basel (u.a.), Birkhäuser, 1948-2002. - ISSN: 0003-889X. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 120000 Halbleinen- und Leineneinbände.

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      Luis de Caralt., Barcelona, 1948 - Tapa dura con sobrecubiertas; perdida de papel; correcto estado de conservacion. Tamaño: 20 x 14,5 cm., 323 pag. NOVELA LEA NUESTRAS CONDICIONES DE VENTA Y GASTOS DE ENVIO. EN ABRIL 15% DESCUENTO EN LOS LIBROS

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      (New York):: New Directions. (1948).. First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Larry Rattner / Tennessee Williams." Rattner is a movie producer who worked with Williams occasionally. Made into the 1961 movie starring Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page and Rita Moreno. Light blue cloth faded a little around edges and corners worn, otherwise very good in first-issue dust jacket listing three Williams plays on inside back flap, with chipping on corners and spine ends and spine somewhat darkened. .

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        Crusade in Europe.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,, 1948. Octavo. Publisher's deluxe presentation binding of full red morocco by Gaston Pilon (Garden City, NY), gilt banded spine, Eisenhower's "flaming sword" motif in gilt and silver on front cover, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, map endpapers. 16 plates, numerous maps in the text. Spine just lightly sunned. An excellent copy. First edition, one of 35 copies specially bound for presentation, generously inscribed by Eisenhower to the British Prime Minister Clement Attlee and his wife: "For The Prime Minister of Great Britain and Mrs Atlee [sic]. With best wishes for a happy holiday season and a prosperous new year. From their friends Mamie D. and Dwight D. Eisenhower December, 1948". Books inscribed by Eisenhower on behalf of himself and Mamie are most uncommon. Eisenhower has also signed at the foot of the facsimile of his famous D-Day Order of the Day. This copy is number 31 of the edition of 1,426 copies. The unusual limitation suggests that 26 copies were originally planned for personal presentation, but in 1949 a number of US newspapers reprinted an interview with the binder, French-born Gaston Pilon, in which he stated that one of his prized possessions was a letter from Eisenhower thanking him for hand-binding "35 special, goatskin leather-covered volume" of this book. Eisenhower's account of his war is widely thought to be one of the finest American military biographies, the New York Times considering that it gave "the reader true insight into the most difficult part of a commander's life." A most desirable copy, linking two wartime leaders: Attlee served as deputy prime minister under Churchill from February 1942 to May 1945, succeeding him as prime minister in July 1945, following the Labour landslide. Eisenhower would have been impressed with Attlee's military record during the Great War, when he served as an officer in Gallipoli, Mesopotamia, and France; ODNB describing the War as providing Attlee "with a test of leadership which he grasped fully".

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        Mu'ong. les

      White Lotus, Paris 1948 - Mu'ong. les [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      New York:: Rinehart and Company. (1948).. First edition of the author's first book, SIGNED. Only 25,000 copies were printed. This "Burgess 99" title is acclaimed as one of the best novels to come out of WWII. The fragile black paper boards are nicked at base but otherwise near fine, which is unusual. In the first-issue dust jacket with introductory blurb by Stanley Rinehart comparing Mailer favorably with Hemingway and others (versus the second-issue jacket with reviews). The dust jacket is price-clipped, nicked and rubbed at spine ends and corners, and very lightly runned at folds, with red box on spine tanned just a bit, but still about very good. .

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        Vida ejemplar y heroica de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Con mil documentos hasta ahora inéditos y numerosas ilustraciones y grabados de la época.- 7 Tomos

      - .- Editado entre 1948-1958.- 7 TOMOS.- M.- Inst. Ed. Reus.- .- 1948.- Folio.- T.I:CXXX+447 pp; T.II:592;T:III:599;T.IV:541;T.V:643;T.VI:651;T.VII:819 pp.- Abundantemente ilustrado con grabados, mapas, desplegables, láminas.- Obra monumental.- Encuadernado en tela moderna con las cubiertas recuperadas .Papel couché con textos orlados.- Buen estado, sin uso.- ATENCIÓN: EN EL PAGO CONTRA REEMBOLSO EL PRECIO DEL ENVÍO SE INCREMENTARÁ EN 3.00 EUROS

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

      New York (u.a.), Wiley, 1948-2005. - ISSN: 0010-3640. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Bände 1-8 und 10-16 Kraus Reprint. Band 9 durch Fotokopie ergänzt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 90000

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        Sylvia Plath Sophomore and Junior High School Yearbooks

      Wellesley, Massachusetts. 1948, 1949. First. First edition. Quarto. Two volumes. 84pp., 88pp. Black and white illustrations. The 1948 volume is very good with a split joint, short tears, and age toning; the 1949 volume is near fine with fading on the spine, faint spotting on the pastedowns, and rubbed corners. The sophomore and junior yearbooks from Sylvia Plath's high school career at Wellesley, then Bradford Senior High School). Plath is pictured in the Bradford Newspaper staff photo in both books, writing for them all four years of high school. In the 1948 yearbook she is also seen in the group photo of the class of 1950. Along with the Bradford she is additionally pictures seen with her homeroom class in 1949. Plath was an excellent student who earned a scholarship to Smith College where she began her career as a poet and writer. .

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        THE ARKHAM SAMPLER. Winter 1948 - Autumn 1949 (volume 1, number 1-volume 2, number 4)

      Arkham House 1948-1949(volume 1, number 1-volume 2, number 4), Sauk City, WI - Octavo, printed wrappers. All published. A short lived, but important periodical. In addition to printing first appearances of fiction by Ray Bradbury, H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch, Theodore Sturgeon, A. E. van Vogt and many others, the magazine published essays, criticism, memoirs and book reviews. One issue was devoted to science fiction. The final issue included an index. All issues were limited to 1200 copies except the "All Science-Fiction Issue" that had a 2000-copy print run. Some mild toning to spines of several volumes, some of the inevitable rust stains from binding staples to rear covers of several volumes, still a fine set. (18801) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Arkham House, Sauk City 1948 - Octavo, illustration by Virgil Finlay, cloth. 2137 copies printed. The author's first book (reprinting what is perhaps his best short story) first published in book form in 1938 as a paperbound Christmas booklet. Barron (ed.): Fantasy Literature 3-309. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 53. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with just a touch of rubbing to the black background ink. A sharp copy and uncommon in this condition. (18754) First trade edition, first hardcover edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Drole de Ménage. Textes et dessins de Jean Cocteau.

      Paris, Édtions Paul Morihien, 1948. o. Pag. [30 Bll.] OBrosch. m. illustr. OSch. EA. In franz. Sprache. Nr. 24 von insges. 2720 Expl. - OSch. leicht berieben, angestaubt, etw. fleckig, leichte Gbrsp. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kunst

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        L'OEUVRE COMPLETE DE LEON BLOY. 1846 - 1917. (18 vols.)

      François Bernouard, 4182 pp. approx., Paris 1948 - Lettres aux Montchal, inédites 1884 - 1894, introduction par Joseph Bollery (2 vols); Le désespére (2 vols.); Le mendiant ingrat (12 vols.): Précédé d'une vie de l'auteur par Stanislas Fumet, Mon journal, Dix sept mois en Danemark, Quatre ans de captivité a Cochons sur Marne, L'invendable, Le vieux de la montagne, Le pélerin de l'absolu, Au seuil de l'apocalypse, La porte des Humbles, Ecrits inédits; La chevaliere de la mort, suivie de nombreux inédits (1 vol.); Je m'accuse, suivi de Leon Bloy devant les Chochons, lamentation de l'epée, sur la tombe de Huysmans, les funérailles du naturalisme, fragments sur Barbey d'Aurevilly (1 vol.). Partially unopeded. Text in french. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Alternative to Serfdom

      1948 - CLARK, John Maurice. Alternative to Serfdom. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. Octavo, original navy cloth, original dust jacket. $1500.First edition of the renowned economistâ&#128;&#153;s response to Hayekâ&#128;&#153;s Road to Serfdom (1944), inscribed â&#128;&#156;To Caryl Haskins, With the authorâ&#128;&#153;s best regards, John M. Clark,â&#128;&#157; in scarce dust jacket.â&#128;&#156;One of the great economists of this centuryâ&#128;¦. Clark was an economistâ&#128;&#153;s economistâ&#128;&#157; (New York Times). In Alternative to Serfdom, published in the wake of WWII, Clark â&#128;&#156;deals pragmatically with the problems of freedom and responsibility in American economic policy. His alternative to serfdom is the balance of competing groups and institutionsâ&#128;&#157; (Foreign Affairs). This important work, â&#128;&#156;based on a 1947 series of lectures at the University of Michigan, was meant as a response to Hayekâ&#128;&#153;s Road to Serfdom (1944), particularly in presenting a more positive role for the state.â&#128;&#157; Clarkâ&#128;&#153;s ability â&#128;&#156;to extend his theoretical insights and empirical studies into the realm of practical policy remains a model for the development of the discipline and its practitionersâ&#128;&#157; (ANB). â&#128;&#156;First Editionâ&#128;&#157; stated on copyright page. Recipient Caryl Haskins is very likely the preeminent biophysicist and president of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, who also founded Haskins Laboratories and was a trustee emeritus of the National Geographic Society.Book fine; light soiling, slight edge-wear to seams minimally affecting a word on spine of extremely good dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Editeur - PARIS, HAUMONT - 1948Mémoires de M. de Schnabelewopski écrits par Henri Heine, Illustrés par Jules Pascin, et imprimés pour les fils de roi par J. Haumont, imprimeur à Paris - 35 gravures sur bois tirées en gris et une vignette en couleurs sur la page de titre - Exemplaire in - 4 en feuillets sous couverture remplie et sous emboitage, tirage limité à 133 exemplaires, celui - ci N° 21sur vélin chiffon - Une dizaine de rousseurs très pâles sur la couverture - Très bel exemplaire 93 pages, 34 cm, feuillets

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        Lilacs In Vase

      1948-05-15. Oil on canvas. 12" x 16". No Binding.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Les Fleurs du mal

      Marcel Sautier 1948-1952, Paris - 2 volumes in-4, en feuilles, couvertures illustrées, chemises et étuis de l'éditeur. 269 lithographies originales en noir d'Edouard Goerg, dont 4 en couvertures, 2 frontispices et 263 gravures encadrant le texte à pleine page dont 33 à double page. Tirage limité à 200 exemplaires, tous sur vélin pur fil à la forme des papeteries du Marais. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Painting as a Pastime, signed and dated in the year of publication by Churchill

      London: Odhams Press Limited, Ernest Benn Limited, 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is the British first edition, first printing of Painting as a Pastime, signed and dated by Churchill in the year of publication. The inscription, in three lines in black ink on the front free endpaper, reads: "From | Winston S. Churchill | 1948". Provenance is the Luce family estate. Churchill's essay about his famous hobby had been printed in The Strand magazine as early as 1921, but it was not until 1948 - nearly three decades after his first published words on the subject - that Churchill consented to a book about his hobby and passion. Soldier, writer, and politician, Churchill was perhaps an unlikely painter. Nonetheless he proved both a prolific and passionate one. Churchill first took up painting during the First World War. May 1915 saw Churchill scapegoated for failure in the Dardanelles and slaughter at Gallipoli and forced from his Cabinet position at the Admiralty. By November 1915 Churchill was serving at the Front, leading a battalion in the trenches. But during the summer of 1915, as he battled depression, he rented Hoe Farm in Surrey, which he frequented with his wife and three children. One day in June, Churchill noticed his brother's wife, Gwendeline, sketching in watercolors. Churchill borrowed her brush and swiftly found solace in painting, which would be a passion and source of release and renewal for the remaining half century of his long life. Winston's wife Clementine had opposed the idea of her husband's opining in print on the subject, concerned that he might be belittled by professional painters and others. Clementine aside, it may be that Churchill's comparative reticence on the subject was to keep something personal in the great and turbulent sweep of his otherwise tremendously public life. He wrote, "Painting is a friend who makes no undue demands, excites to no exhausting pursuits, keeps faithful pace even with feeble steps, and holds her canvas as a screen between us and the envious eyes of Time or the surly advance of Decrepitude" (Painting as a Pastime, p. 13). Whatever Churchill's reason for penning and ultimately consenting to book publication of Painting as a Pastime complete with images of his paintings, the relatively few words he offered on the subject add something truly personal and different to the great body of his writing. This signed and dated British first edition, first printing is very good plus in a very good dust jacket. The pale green cloth binding remains square, clean, and tight with sharp corners and bright gilt. We note a little wrinkling at the spine ends and a few tiny indentations to the edges. The contents remain bright with a crisp feel. Modest spotting appears confined to the endpapers and page edges. Differential toning to the endpapers corresponding the dust jacket flaps confirms that this copy has spent life jacketed. The dust jacket is unclipped and bright, but with wear to extremities and hinges, light soiling to the rear face, and a small abrasion to the front face beside the image of Churchill. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987) was a journalist, playwright, Congresswoman, and ambassador and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Clare was married to Henry Robinson Luce (b.1898) from 1935 until his death in 1967. Together, "for almost three decades, the Luces were indisputably America’s foremost power couple." Both were longtime friends of Winston Churchill. Henry Luce was the influential creator of the Time-Life magazine empire. Journalist and philanthropist Henry "Hank" Luce III (1925-2005) was the elder son of Henry Luce by his first marriage. This signed first edition of Painting as a Pastime was acquired from the New York estate library of the Luce family following the death of "Hank" Luce. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A242.1.a, Woods/ICS A125(a), Langworth p.288.

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      Edition : PARIS, HAUMONT, 1948 - Mémoires de M. de Schnabelewopski écrits par Henri Heine, Illustrés par Jules Pascin, et imprimés pour les fils de roi par J. Haumont, imprimeur à Paris - 35 gravures sur bois tirées en gris et une vignette en couleurs sur la page de titre - Exemplaire in-4 en feuillets sous couverture remplie et sous emboitage, tirage limité à 133 exemplaires, celui-ci N° 21sur vélin chiffon - Une dizaine de rousseurs très pâles sur la couverture - Très bel exemplaire 93 pages, 34 cm, feuillets. Très bon état

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        The Novels. The Text based on Collation of the Early Editions by R. W. Chapman. With Notes, Indexes and Illustrations from Contemporary Sources. In five volumes.Third Edition.

      Oxford: Clarendon Press. -49 1948 - 5 vols. 8vo. (18.5 x 13 cm.). Contemporary full turqouise calf by Bayntun (Riviere), sides with double gilt fillet border, spines with raised bands and gilt decoration, red and orange morocco labels with gilt lettering, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A very handsome set. 44 full page printed illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Peace. Translated from the German by Sturat O. Hood, Introduction by Louis Clair.

      Henry Regnery Company,, Hinsdale (Illinois), 1948 - Amerikanische Erstausgabe (C/M E 8a) Hinsdale (Illinois), Henry Regnery Company, 1948 8°. 77 S. Auf dem Klappentext Abbildung von Ernst Jünger. O-Leinen m. Farbprägung u. O-Umschlag (dieser mir Randläsuren). Handschriftlich "Dieses Unicum war mir neu. Für K.H. Rexroth Ernst Jünger W.9.XII. 1984". Anbei Zeitungsausschnitt "Christian who defied Hitler". Auf der Vortitel-Rückseite Rostspur einer Büroklammer. Die Friedensschrift Ernst Jüngers in "The Humanist Library". Sprache: de O-Leinen m. Farbprägung u. O-Umschlag (dieser mir Randläsuren). Handschriftlich "Dieses Unicum war mir neu. Für K.H. Rexroth Ernst Jünger W.9.XII. 1984". Anbei Zeitungsausschnitt "Christian who defied Hitler". Auf der Vortitel-Rückseite Rostspur einer Büroklammer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zeven getypte brieven aan 'Zeer geachte Heer [K.] Lekkerkerker'.

      1. 27,4 x 21,4 cm. Op eigen briefpapier. Eén blad. Alleen recto. Gesigneerd 'fbordewijk' en gedateerd '21 September 1948'. 18 regels tekst. Met originele envelop. 2. 27,4 x 21,4 cm. Op eigen briefpapier. Eén blad. Alleen recto. Gesigneerd 'fbordewijk' en gedateerd '26 October 1948'. 18 regels tekst. 3. 27,4 x 21,4 cm. Op eigen briefpapier. Eén blad. Alleen recto. Gesigneerd 'fbordewijk' en gedateerd '13 November 1948'. 27 regels tekst. Met originele envelop. 4. 27,4 x 21,4 cm. Op eigen briefpapier. Eén blad. Alleen recto. Gesigneerd 'fbordewijk' en gedateerd '18 November 1948'. 34 regels tekst. Met originele envelop. 5. 27,4 x 21,4 cm. Op eigen briefpapier. Eén blad. Alleen recto. Gesigneerd 'fbordewijk' en gedateerd '2 December 1948'. 11 regels tekst. 6. 27,4 x 21,4 cm. Op eigen briefpapier. Eén blad. Alleen recto. Gesigneerd 'fbordewijk' en gedateerd '6 December 1948'. 4 regels tekst. Met originele envelop. 7. 27,4 x 21,4 cm. Op eigen briefpapier. Eén blad. Alleen recto. Gesigneerd 'fbordewijk' en gedateerd '10 December 1948'. Met originele envelop.* Interessante correspondentie met een redacteur van uitgeverij De Driehoek, die van Bordewijk een 'aantal short stories [...] in pocket book vorm' wil uitbrengen. In de eerste brief geeft de schrijver aan in principe akkoord te gaan met de uitgave van 'een stuk of twintig' verhalen ('waarvan ongeveer de helft ernstig, de rest komisch'), maar is het voorgestelde 'tantième' zijns inziens te laag: 'Ik zou netto 10% van de winkelprijs van elk verkocht exemplaar willen bedingen, met een minimum van 10 cent netto per exemplaar'. Bordewijk informeert ook naar de verschijningsdatum en een voorschot op het honorarium.In de tweede brief bespreekt hij de details van de overeenkomst met De Driehoek: 20 verhalen, 2500 exemplaren, winkelprijs f 1,-. 'Voorts moet uiteraard het contract geen bepalingen bevatten waarmede ik het niet eens zou kunnen zijn. Hoe korter en eenvoudiger, m.i. des te beter'. Bordewijk wil ook graag na verloop van tijd automatisch het auteursrecht terug krijgen.Een 'niet onaardige titel' doet Bordewijk aan de hand in de derde brief: Reispenningen. 'Indien U nu meent dat dit eerder zou afschrikken dan aantrekken ben ik bereid de titel van een der verhalen (novellen zijn het niet) als boektitel te nemen, b.v. "Zwanenpolder" en dit verhaal voorop te zetten'.De vierde brief kent een lange alinea waarin Bordewijk de tekst voor op het omslag van de pocket bespreekt. Hij verwijst naar de biografische informatie op de flap van zijn laatste roman, waarin één feit 'door de gebeurtenissen achterhaald' is. Een bibliografie kan Bordewijk niet verstrekken. Statement: 'Ik verzoek U echter zeer dringend geen reclame voor mijn werk in het algemeen of dit in het bizonder te willen maken op boek of omslag. Ik ben er tot dusver zonder zulk soort reclame gekomen en heb daarvan een hartgrondige afkeer'. De laatste drie brieven begeleiden de kopij voor het boek, 'persklaar en in nieuwe spelling'. In de laatste brief vraagt Bordewijk zich af waar zijn voorschot van f 750,- blijft.Dankzij de bijgevoegde doorslagen van vijf getypte brieven van Lekkerkerker aan Bordewijk zijn de onderhandelingen en de ontwikkelingen op de voet te volgen. Bordewijks bundel met korte verhalen verscheen in november 1949 onder de titel Zwanenpolder in de reeks Pyramide Zakromans.

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        The Works]. The Voyage Out; Night and Day; Jacob's Room; Mrs. Dalloway; To the Lighthouse; Orlando: A Biography; The Years; The Waves; The Common Reader: First Series; Second Series; Three Guineas; The Moment and Other Essays; Flush: A Biography.

      London The Hogarth Press 1948 - Fourteen volumes. "Uniform Edition", mixed impressions, sml. 8vo., bound in half purple morocco with yellow and grey lettering-pieces, grey endpapers and all edges gilt. A complete set of the Uniform Edition of the works of Virginia Woolf, the impression stated is that of each title since first published, hence the variations. The colour of the superb binding is purple in recognition of the distinctive purple ink Woolf always used. Kirkpatrick A22a; Woolmer 423. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Painting as a Pastime.

      London: Odhams Press Limited and Ernest Benn Limited,, 1948. Octavo (215 × 133 mm). Recent red full morocco by Bayntun (Riviere), two raised bands gilt to spine forming compartments, titles direct to wider central compartment and date to foot gilt, single-rule border to covers gilt with facsimile of Churchill's signal to front gilt, all edges gilt, broad turn-ins ruled in gilt with rosette cornerpieces gilt, marbled endpapers. Frontispiece with tissue guard, 15 plates with 18 colour illustrations. Corners almost impercebtibly rubbed, frontispiece tanned as usual. A fine copy. First edition in book form, first impression. Painting as a Pastime was originally published across two issues of Strand Magazine in December 1921 and January 1922.

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        Kangting-Tibetan Border.

      Kangting: Geoffrey Taylor Bull, 1948. - Very rare, possibly unique self-published account. No other copies traced. Produced while the author was in Kangting, with his address to the title page printed as follows: 18 Kwang Ming Lu, Kangting, Sikang, W. China. Orange cloth covered boards, spiral bound, with printed title label to the front. 23 leaves, printed single-sided to the recto, comprising title page, contents, and 21 pages of text. GEOFFREY BULL (1921&#150;99) was a Scottish Christian missionary and author. In March 1947, he and George Neilson Patterson travelled deep into the Chinese interior to the border with Tibet, where for three years, they studied Mandarin and Tibetan. Bull witnessed the last days of Tibetan independence, and was imprisoned on the pretext of being a spy. At first, he was kept in solitary confinement, but later underwent a re-education and thought reform programme. He was held captive for 3 years and 2 months before his release to the British authorities in Hong Kong. He subsequently married, and served in Borneo. He died following the Breaking of Bread service in Largs, and was buried in Scotland. GEORGE NEILSON PATTERSON (1920-2012), also known as "Patterson of Tibet", was a Scottish engineer and missionary who served as Medical Officer and diplomatic representative of the Tibetan Resistance Movement during the Chinese invasion of Tibet. This work describes their observations and events prior to imprisonment. CONTENTS: Chapter 1. Into Kangting / 2. The City: a) It's (sic) Situation and its Sin b) It's Differing People and their Common Need / 3. The Work of God - Past and Present / 4. Language - Preparing to Preach in Tibetan / 5. What of the Regions Beyond? Extracts from a Diary / 6. Conclusion and Poem. The text includes descriptions of landscapes, mannners and customs, sexual practices and disease, the caravanserai, the treatment of girls and servant girls, lamaseries, the author's impressions of earlier travellers (Huc and Gabel, J, Cameron, Polhill, named representatives of the China Inland Mission, etc). Reference is made to his companion George Patterson, who secured interviews with two chief Lamas (pp8-9), whose notes he uses later on. Chapter 4 describes how Bull learnt Tibetan: "At about 9 o'clock each morning Ba Ma - my Tibetan teacher presents himself. He is an incredible picture. His hair generally very tousled - a delightful tangle and quite fuzzy - bound round with a cord which has a tassel at the back of the head." etc. Chapter 5 (What of the Regions Beyond Us?) is made up of "Extracts from the diary of my fellow-worker George Patterson who has just returned from a trip into the country to the N.W. - with Brother Kraft (May - June '48)". CONDITION: Covers VG- with some dusting. Cracking to the spiral binding, but holding secure. Title page coming loose from the spiral binding. Other pages securely attached. Pages VG, tanned with some spotting. Formerly in a missionary college library collection, with their details, stamped "Withdrawn", just legible beneath a white sticker to the title page. No other library markings. Ref 1864. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press,. 1948. cloth.. Spine panel lightly faded, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust. jacket with a touch of edge rubbing and small closed tear to upper. edge of rear panel. The Fantasy Press advertising leaflet advertising. this book is laid in. (#136720). First edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Heinlein (this is copy #301 inscribed to Edward Kuss). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-506. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 234. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 207-12. In 333.

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