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        Autograph letter incorporating a musical quotation signed "Dr. Richard Strauss" to Irving Seery (fourth and last husband of Maria Jeritza)

      [?Pontresina, Switzerland]. [?early August 1948]. One page. Written in ink to verso of photographic waist-length postcard portrait of Richard Strauss and his grandson Christian Strauss (b. 1932); handstamp of Photohaus C. Mangholz, St. Gall, Switzerland (147 x 102 mm including margins). In German (with translation). Strauss confirms that he is looking forward to the visit of Seery and his "Marie-andl" (i.e., Maria Jeritza) and announces that on the day of his visit his daughter-in- law Alice and grandson Christian will be present as well: "We will stay here until August 28 and are very much looking forward to welcoming you... here again on the 17th, where you will also meet Alice and the grandson overleaf." With musical quotation to foot of letter consisting of the first three measures of the vocal part of Strauss's famous song "Morgen!" (op. 27, no. 4; 1894) with a humorous addition to the text: "Und morgen wird die Sonne—hoffentlich—wieder scheinen" (And tomorrow the sun will—hopefully—shine again). The photograph was most probably taken in front of the boarding school on the Rosenberg in St. Gall, which Christian attended at the time. Captions in Richard Strauss's hand, "Richard" and "Christian Strauss." No date. From the collection of Maria Jeritza. Two small creases, otherwise in very good condition. . An interesting document from the final years of Strauss's life. According to the information given in Trenner's Richard Strauss Chronik on the travels of Strauss and the members of his family, the photograph was most probably taken on June 28, 1948, and the letter written in Pontresina, in the canton of Graubünden, in early August 1948; the "17th" in the letter would thus refer to August 17, 1948, when both Alice and Christian were in Pontresina. Irving Seery (1890-1966), a businessman from New Jersey, was the fourth and last husband of the celebrated soprano Maria Jeritza (1887-1982), who had been a close friend of Richard Strauss for many years. Seery and Jeritza married in 1948, apparently shortly before their visit to Pontresina. Strauss was busy composing his Four Last Songs at the time; ?"September,?" which is chronologically the last of the four songs, is dedicated to ?"Mr. & Mme. Seery.?"

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        Revista trimestrial de estudios historicos publicada por los PP.

      - Franciscanos. Madrid, 89 volumes in-8 br./Vol. 29 (1948); 55 (1954); 62 à 64 (1956); puis de 69-70 (1958) à 205-208 (1992). Manquent les vol. 96 (1964), 98 et 99 (1965), 107 (1967), 115 (1969)." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Second World War, with Churchill's Volume I inscription in the year of publication to the Rector of St. Margaret's, Westminster, "the parish church of the House of Commons"

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This full set of jacketed British first editions of The Second World War features a Volume I inscription in the year of publication to the Rector of St. Margaret's, Westminster, "the parish church of the House of Commons." The five-line half-title inscription reads: "Inscribed for | Canon Charles Smyth | by | Winston S. Churchill | 1948". Canon Charles Smyth (1903-1987) was a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, a distinguished Church historian, and Anglican priest. Brilliant, at Cambridge Smyth took a double first in the history tripos and won the Thirwall Medal and the Gladstone Prize, also securing (on the same day as R.A. Butler), a fellowship at his college. Smyth was just 23 when his first book was published, and was ordained in 1929. In 1946, Smyth was in his early forties when the Crown appointed him Rector of St. Margaret's, Westminster. Next to Westminster Abbey and opposite the Houses of Parliament, St. Margaret's has been known as the "parish church of the House of Commons." Churchill married at St. Margaret's in 1908, and, on VE day in 1945, he led members of the House of Commons in procession to St. Margaret's for a thanksgiving service. In 1947, with Smyth as Rector, Churchill's youngest daughter, Mary, married Christopher Soames at St. Margaret's. The following year Smyth received this inscribed copy of The Gathering Storm. Smyth's decade-long rectory coincided with Churchill's years as Leader of the Opposition and his second and final premiership. Though, a "somewhat prickly nature stood in the way of his preferment to senior posts" at St. Margaret's, Smyth "proved to be a parish priest of the highest calibre, and in the immediate post-war era large congregations gathered at St. Margaret's on Sunday mornings to hear his erudite sermons which were expressed with great clarity and fine use of the English language." (Daily Telegraph obituary) After resigning from his rectory, Smyth returned to academic endeavors. The Second World War is Churchill's own history of the epic 20th century struggle so indelibly stamped by his leadership. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. The six volumes of the British first edition were published between 1948 and 1954. Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are often severely faded, and the dust jackets are vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. Consequently, superior jacketed sets have become scarce, collector-worthy sets in original bindings with noteworthy inscriptions particularly so. This set is noteworthy for both the inscription and condition. The inscribed Volume I is near fine in a near fine dust jacket; the binding is perfect except for a tiny corner bump, the contents are bright with no ownership marks other than the author's inscription. Modest spotting is confined to the page edges and the top edge shows some uniform sunning. The dust jacket is bright and unclipped, with no losses or tears. The balance of the set is at least near fine in near fine dust jackets. The black cloth bindings are square, clean, and tight clean with bright spine gilt and virtually no wear. The contents are clean with no previous ownership marks, dark red topstain, and trivial spotting confined to the page edges. The dust jackets are complete, unclipped with no losses, and free of the usual spine toning, with bright red spine subtitles. We note only light wear at a few spine ends and a small, red ink mark just above the author's name on the Volume III jacket spine. All six dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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        Losses

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1948 - First edition. Fine in rubbed, very good dustwrapper with a few tiny nicks. Inscribed by the author: "To Leonard Hurley from Randall Jarrell." Author's third collection of poetry. The recipient, Leonard Hurley was a beloved professor at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he and Jarrell both taught in the English Department, and was the author of a couple of popular English textbooks. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LOSSES. Signed

      Harcourt Brace & Company, New York 1948 - Jarrell, Randel. LOSSES. New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1948. Inscribed and Signed By the Author. 8vo.,[viii], 68pp. Black cloth. A near fine copy in [p/c] dustwrapper showing light use. Inscribed: "To Guy [T.G. Steffan] and Esther from Randall and Mackie ----". Jarrell was at the University of Texas prior to this time, where he met his wife, Mackie. Guy Steffan was a fellow professor and literary scholar. Stated 1st. Superb copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        He Drew As He Pleased: A Sketchbook by Albert Hurter

      Simon & Schuster, New York 1948 - Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book is in fine, As new condition in tan cloth boards with brick-red background for the lettering. Unclipped dust jacket is fine condition, as new, with a tiny chip at top corner and a tiny closed tear on top front. "700 inspirational drawings created for the Walt Disney Studio." A beautiful copy--scarce in this condition. Unpaginated. Folio. In protective Mylar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kiss Me, Kate A Musical Comedy Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter Book by Bella Spewack Choreography by Hanya Holm Settings & Costumes designed by Lemuel Ayers Production Staged by John C. Wilson. A collection of 16 separately-published numbers in first edition. [Piano-vocal scores]

      New York: T.B. Harms. [1948-49]. Folio. Original publisher's decorative wrappers printed in red and blue. Titles include: - So in Love - Why Can't You Behave - Wunderbar - Always True to You in My Fashion - Bianca - I Hate Men - I Am Ashamed that Women Are So Simple - Too Darn Hot -I've Come to Wive it Wealthily in Padua - Another Op'nin', Another Show - We Open in Venice - Tom, Dick or Harry - Where is the Life that Late I Led? - I Sing of Love - Brush up Your Shakespeare - Selection 16 of the 17 published songs: the song "Were Thine That Special Face" is not present. Slightly worn; some browning; occasional small edge chips and other minor defects. . First Editions. Fuld p. 658. The piano-vocal score was not published in June of 1951. First performed in New York on December 30, 1948, Kiss Me Kate was one of Porter's most successful shows. "In 1937 Porter was injured in a riding accident on Long Island, which cost him the use of his legs and required the eventual amputation of one, and caused him constant pain for the rest of his life. The demoralizing effect of this and the lack of any success with his songs for the next ten years gave rise to self-doubts and public speculation about his abilities as a songwriter. In 1948, however, he produced his masterpiece, Kiss Me, Kate; this musical play, based on ShakespeareÂ’s The Taming of the Shrew, was a departure from the song-and-dance musical comedies he had written, but it included some eight songs that became immensely popular." Deane L. Root and Gerald Bordman in Grove online

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        Archive of Original Photographs and Related Material Presented to Budweiser for Potential Billboard Advertisements

      c. 1948 - 1970s - Collection of 4 presentation dossiers from 3 advertising companies pitching potential billboard locations to the Budweiser corporation. Collection is notable for its assortment of vintage photographs detailing the urban environments around the proposed billboard locations. A.H. Villepigue Incorporated dossier includes cover letter dated 1959, 5 pages of proposed billboard locations in New York City with tipped in gelatin silver prints, die cut to redact previous billboard advertisements, and a list of available outdoor advertising spaces in Manhattan dated 1957. Disosway & Fisher dossier includes cover letter dated 1956, 10 pages of proposed billboard locations in New York City, with 9 printed and 1 tipped in gelatin silver print, with billboards whited out to redact previous advertisements. One dossier from Foster and Kleiser includes 1 cover page detailing expected traffic circulation, and 8 silver gelatin prints of proposed billboard locations for Los Angeles, California, mounted to rounded mat board, with billboards shaded white to redact previous advertisements. The verso of each board details estimated circulation and viewership for the proposed billboard. Folder also includes one 17 X 24 inch map of Los Angeles, with hand stamped blue stars to indicate proposed billboard sites. Second dossier from Foster and Kleiser includes 1 cover page and 3 silver gelatin prints of proposed billboard locations for Seattle, Washington, mounted to mat board. As in the Los Angeles dossier, the verso of each board details estimated circulation and viewership for the proposed billboard. Archive also includes a collection of loose black and white and color photographs related to billboard advertising: 2 sets of duplicate 8 X 10 inch color photographs featuring images of New York City; 8 8 X 10 inch black and white photographs featuring images of New York City, some with attribution stamped to the verso by Thomas H. Murtagh, Photographer, Braun Photo Services, or Lewis Nemet; 1 5 X 7 inch black and white photograph of a Budweiser billboard. Villepigue and Disosway dossiers near fine, Foster and Kleiser dossiers both split at the seams, contents near fine. Some loose photographs lightly curled, small edge tears, etc.

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        The Naked and the Dead.

      Rinehart and Company, New York 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). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hot Rod Magazine. Volumes 1 to 18 (1948-1965)

      Los Angeles: Premedia Specialty Group, Inc. 1948-1987, passim - volumes 1-18, lacking vol. 1#7 and 5#9, otherwise all published for the years 1948 to 1965! Volume 1 nos. 1-6 are the reprint editions which were reissued in 1987 - all other issues are the originals; Complete issues and volumes in original paper wrappers, mostly in publishers portfolios, some age darkening and wear passim, overall very good. Photos available upon request.

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        Les Mains Sales (Dirty Hands).

      Gallimard, Paris 1948 - Half-title + TP + Dedication page + [9]-259 + 1 leaf = Table (Contents) + 1 leaf = Printer's Information, Octavo. First Edition. (Douglas 389; Contat 48/145c)Copy number LXXIX of 200 copies (LXI - CCLX) printed on alfa mousse Navarre. Sartre's play which concerns itself with the difficulties of a communism subservient to Moscow. original wraps and original glassine wraps - now darkened and lightly chipped. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lynkeus. Dichtung Kunst Kritik. Nr. 1-38 und 2 Sonderhefte sowie das 'Gesamtverzeichnis' (alles Erschienene) in den 30 Original-Heften.

      Wien, Selbstverlag (1 und 2) / Zwei Berge Verlag / Selbstverlag 1948-1951 und 1979-1986 (1987).. 8° und 4° (7 und 8). OBr. / Geheftet.. Sehr selten vollständige Folge dieser Zeitschrift, die mit dem Erstdruck von Gedichten Ingeborg Bachmanns, Hertha Kräftners, von Erich Fried, Berthold Viertel, Gerhard Fritsch, Chrstine Busta u.a. die Literatur in Wien nach 1945 mitgeprägt hat. Unter der Redaktion von Hans Heinz Hahnl, Walter Toman (1 und 2), bzw. Gerhard Fritsch (3 bis 6), wurden Reinhard Federmann, Marlen Haushofer (Prosa: Das Morgenrot), Michael Guttenbrunner, Paula Ludwig, Hans Lebert u.a. von Hakel (1911-1987) hier erstmals veröffentlicht, sowie die Erinnerungen von Viertel an Karl Kraus. Nr. 4 mit der rot bedruckten Schleife: Lyrik-Preisausschreiben Jury: Berthold Viertel u.a. Auf der Rückseite aus dem Inhalt der bisher erschienenen Hefte: Aragon, Bergammer, Brecht, Cocteau, Loerke u.a. Die Gedichte der Bachmann sind ihre erste Veröffentlichung überhaupt, gleichzeitig mit einem Gedicht in der 'Weltpresse' vom 8.12.1948 (Bareiss/Ohloff 92-95), desgleichen Marlen Haushofer. Alles innerhalb eines Jahres von Herbst 1948 bis Herbst 1949 gedruckt Erschienene und die Nummern 7 vom Dezember 1950 und 8 vom Februar 1951, mit dem 'GRATIS' Stempel, hektographiert, als Nachläufer). Diese beiden, außerordentlich seltenen Erscheinungen, tragen weiters den Stempel der Redaktion in der Stumpergasse (Hakels Wohnung, in der er mit Erika Danneberg, seiner Frau, zusammenwohnte) und die Entschuldigung des Herausgebers für die schlechte Vervielfältigung. 28 Jahre später hat er die Zeitschrift neu gegründet, bzw. mit Nr. 9/10 bis kurz vor seinen Tod fortgesetzt (Redaktion Emmerich Kolovic). Hier erschienen Beispiele jiddischer Literatur und Arbeiten aus dem Exil, es veröffentlichten Gerhard Amanshauser, Friedrich Bergammer, Alfred Kittner, Theodor Kramer, Julius F. Tatrangi, Friedrich Torberg, Walter Toman, Ulrich Weinzierl u.a. Das Registerheft (Gesamtverzeichnis) ist 1987 erschienen. - Exemplar des Beiträgers Johann Gunert. - Fischer/Dietzel 698.

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        Intruder In The Dust.

      New York, Random House, 1948 - Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and upper board gilt and blue, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom black solander box. Very light bumping to extremities, front endpapers tanned, minor wear to isolated sections of titles. An excellent copy in the bright and handsome dust jacket. First edition, first printing. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        INTRUDER IN THE DUST

      New York: Random House, 1948. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo; smooth black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt and blue on spine and front panel; blue topstain; 247pp. Topstain slightly faded, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, a trifle dust-soiled along rear flap fold, with a few pinpoint rubs at extremities and a single 1/4 inch closed tear along upper edge of front panel; a bright, Near Fine example, rich in color and without the usual heavy rubbing usually encountered with this title. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone title, and basis for the highly-regarded 1949 Clarence Brown film. Petersen A24b.

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        Thidwick the Big Hearted Moose

      Random House 1948 - A near fine first edition with correct boards and dust jacket with star-burst design. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. This is the true first trade edition, not the Junior Literary Guild edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE NAKED AND THE DEAD

      New York: Rinehart and Company Inc., (1948). First Edition. Hardcover. Only mild rubbing to the spine tips and corners, much less than usually encountered. The first issue dustwrapper is complete with very light edgewear, mild chipping to the spine head, and a thin black streak (printer's ink?) to the rear panel. The red ink on the dustwrapper, often found faded and not noted as such, is very strong. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper. Nice copy of this fragile, bulky book. Quite a decent copy of this literary titan's first book, a Burgess 99 novel.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Beverly Hills, 22. II. 1948.. 1 S. Gr.-4to.. An - wie von alter Hand vermerkt - den Schriftsteller und Bibliothekar Karl Wache: "Ich gebe gerne meine Erlaubnis zum Abdruck einer Ballade von Franz Werfel [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf und Eingangs- sowie Rundstempel der Österreichischen Zensurstelle; mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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        Intruder in the Dust

      Random House, New York 1948 - First Edition, First Printing. An attractive dustjacket that is vibrant in color with some wear to the spine and edges. This original First State dustjacket has the price present on the front flap. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, with light wear to the panels. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a collectable copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Intruder In The Dust

      New York, Random House,, 1948. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and upper board gilt and blue, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom black solander box. Very light bumping to extremities, front endpapers tanned, minor wear to isolated sections of titles. An excellent copy in the bright and handsome dust jacket. First edition, first printing.

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        The golden Cockerel Mabinogion a new translation from the White Book of Rhydderch and the Red Book of Hergest by Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones.

      London, Golden Cockerel Press, 1948.. Folio. M. illustr. Holzschnitt-Doppeltitel u. 18 Holzschnitt-Taf. v. Dorothea Braby. 266 S. HLdr.-Handeinbd. m. Kopfgoldschn., gold. RTit. u. gold. Deckelvignette. (sign. S. & S., London). Nr. 261 v. 550 Exempl.. Das "Mabinogion" gilt als d. älteste britische Prosatext. Lady Charlotte Guest veröffentl. ab 1838 Übersetzungen aus 11 d. Erzählungen, d. sich in d. Manuskripten "Weißes Buch des Rhuddesch" u. "Rotes Buch von Hergest" befinden. Im Mabinogion befindet sich d. älteste Erwähnung d. Artus-Sage. - D.Braby (1909 - 1987), bedeutende engl. Holzschneiderin, Studium an d. Central Scholl of Art and design bei John Farleigh, weitere Studien in Florenz u. Paris, neben ihrer künstl. Arbeit veröffentl. sie auch Bücher über Holzstich u. -schnitt.

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        Harry S. Truman Signed Certificate of Merit awarded to Dr. Henri Gaston Busignies "in aid of the war effort against the common enemies of the United States and its Allies in World War II" - Dr. Busignies radar invention known as "Huff-Duff" pinpointed the source of radio transmissions in seconds, helping to thwart the German U-Boats from attacking Allied convoys. He is, in essence, the unsung Alan Turing made famous in the Oscar winning movie "The Imitation Game"

      Washington, DC, March 1, 1948. 11" x 10". "Partly Printed Document Signed ""Harry S. Truman"" as President and ""Owen J. Roberts"" (Supreme Court Justice 1930-1955) as Chairman, Medal for Merit Board, 11"" x 10"". Washington, March 1, 1948. Completed in type. Mounted on identical size rigid board, rectangular toning from prior display. Fine condition.In part, ""The President of the United States of America awards this Certificate of Merit to Henri Gaston Busignes for outstanding fidelity and meritorious conduct in aid of the war effort against the common enemies of the United States and its Allies in World War II ...""By 1940, German U-boats (submarines) were so damaging that Winston Churchill later commented that it was the only time in World War II that he thought Britain would have to contemplate surrendering. That all changed after the United States entered the war in December 1941.French electronics engineer Henri Gaston Busignies (1905-1981) of ITT's Paris laboratories invented ''Huff-Duff,'' a High-Frequency Direction Finder (H/F-D/F radar). In 1940, he spirited his invention out of France to America. ""Huff-Duff"" could pinpoint the source of radio transmissions in seconds, helping to thwart the wolf packs of German U-boats, which caused heavy losses to Allied convoys.Combined with British mathematician Alan Turing's development of ""The Bombe,"" an electro-mechanical machine that was used to break the supposedly impenetrable Enigma codes of Nazi Germany (story told in ""The Imitation Game""), countless lives were saved. Huff-Duff and the Bombe yielded the military intelligence that made major contributions to the Allied victory."

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        The Second World War, with Churchill's Volume I inscription in the year of publication to the Rector of St. Margaret's, Westminster, "the parish church of the House of Commons"

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This full set of jacketed British first editions of The Second World War features a Volume I inscription in the year of publication to the Rector of St. Margaret's, Westminster, "the parish church of the House of Commons." The five-line half-title inscription reads: "Inscribed for | Canon Charles Smyth | by | Winston S. Churchill | 1948". Canon Charles Smyth (1903-1987) was a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, a distinguished Church historian, and Anglican priest. Brilliant, at Cambridge Smyth took a double first in the history tripos and won the Thirwall Medal and the Gladstone Prize, also securing (on the same day as R.A. Butler), a fellowship at his college. Smyth was just 23 when his first book was published, and was ordained in 1929. In 1946, Smyth was in his early forties when the Crown appointed him Rector of St. Margaret's, Westminster. Next to Westminster Abbey and opposite the Houses of Parliament, St. Margaret's has been known as the "parish church of the House of Commons." Churchill married at St. Margaret's in 1908, and, on VE day in 1945, he led members of the House of Commons in procession to St. Margaret's for a thanksgiving service. In 1947, with Smyth as Rector, Churchill's youngest daughter, Mary, married Christopher Soames at St. Margaret's. The following year Smyth received this inscribed copy of The Gathering Storm. Smyth's decade-long rectory coincided with Churchill's years as Leader of the Opposition and his second and final premiership. Though, a "somewhat prickly nature stood in the way of his preferment to senior posts" at St. Margaret's, Smyth "proved to be a parish priest of the highest calibre, and in the immediate post-war era large congregations gathered at St. Margaret's on Sunday mornings to hear his erudite sermons which were expressed with great clarity and fine use of the English language." (Daily Telegraph obituary) After resigning from his rectory, Smyth returned to academic endeavors. The Second World War is Churchill's own history of the epic 20th century struggle so indelibly stamped by his leadership. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. The six volumes of the British first edition were published between 1948 and 1954. Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are often severely faded, and the dust jackets are vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. Consequently, superior jacketed sets have become scarce, collector-worthy sets in original bindings with noteworthy inscriptions particularly so. This set is noteworthy for both the inscription and condition. The inscribed Volume I is near fine in a near fine dust jacket; the binding is perfect except for a tiny corner bump, the contents are bright with no ownership marks other than the author's inscription. Modest spotting is confined to the page edges and the top edge shows some uniform sunning. The dust jacket is bright and unclipped, with no losses or tears. The balance of the set is at least near fine in near fine dust jackets. The black cloth bindings are square, clean, and tight clean with bright spine gilt and virtually no wear. The contents are clean with no previous ownership marks, dark red topstain, and trivial spotting confined to the page edges. The dust jackets are complete, unclipped with no losses, and free of the usual spine toning, with bright red spine subtitles. We note only light wear at a few spine ends and a small, red ink mark just above the author's name on the Volume III jacket spine. All six dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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        Association of Mine Managers of the Transvaal Papers and Discussions 1942 - 1945 Volume I & II

      Transvaal Chamber of Mines, 1948, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketThe boards are a bit marked and worn. A little damp marking, foxing and creasing. Soundly bound. One of the plans in volume II protrudes from the text block and is a bit ragged. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: wb83.

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        The Heart Of The Matter

      London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1948., 1948. FIRST EDITION. Bound in publisher's navy blue cloth, top edge tinted red, beige endpapers, dust jacket. A near fine copy of the book; jacket has a few chips and rubs tears but retaining the (often fugitive) red colour to spine. A very good copy. WITH a copy of the same book in it's variant or trial light green cloth titled in gilt to spine and without any tinting to the page edges, also in a very good copy of the dustwrapper lightly sunned to the spine panel. Both dustjackets are strong and bright with wide inner flaps. Both copies have similar but not identical buff or beige endpapers. The pair are housed in a leather spined clamshell box. Scarce and unusual. Classic tale of diamond smuggling and blackmail in a British Colony in West Africa. Graham Greene's 'The Heart of the Matter' was awarded the 1949 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, founded in memory of a partner in the publishing house of A. & C. Black Ltd., and one of the oldest and most prestigious book awards in Britain. R.A Wobbe; Graham Greene-A Bibliography & Guide to Research [A21a]. Listed in Time Magazine's 100 Best Modern Novels. Steinbrunner & Penzler; Ency.of Mystery & Detection, p176-7.

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        The Pisan Cantos

      New York: New Directions,, 1948. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. With light corrections by Pound on 9 pages. Endleaves browned as usual but an excellent copy in the tattered remains of the dust jacket missing a portion of the spine panel. First edition, first printing. With the author's two superb presentation inscriptions to the front free endpaper, "Eileen from Ezra full benedictions S. Liz 1949", and with his subsequent inscription, "having been forgot returned and re returned repeat 'benedictions' June 58". A staggering relic from the St Elizabeth years. The recipient was Eileen Lane Kinney, a member of the inner circle of modernist artists and writers based in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s. She had been Brancusi's lover before returning to America just as the second world war loomed. She settled in Washington DC and worked on a number of translations of political studies from French into English. When in 1946 her old acquaintance Ezra Pound was moved to St Elizabeth's she spared little time in contacting him and arranging visits. The correspondence seems to indicate contact more or less ceased in 1950 but from the sequence of inscriptions by Pound in this copy of Pisan Cantos it is clear that he made one final and telling gesture of gratitude and friendship at the very point of his departure for Italy in June of 1958.

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        Napoli

      Napoli.: Ente Proviciale per il Turismo.. 1948.. Color lithographic poster, 39 x 25 inches. Professionally conserved with Japanese paper: paper loss to 3 x 5 inch area of upper left corner (now filled), a few additional smaller chips along left edge (all filled), faint toning from removed adhesive tape in corners (barely visible), mended 4 3/4 inch tear to middle of right edge, mended short tears along left and right edge. Despite these faults, a brilliantly colored and striking image, eminently displayable. A stunning coastal view of Naples, Italy, by Mario Puppo. The poster is dated 1942 in the image, but dated 1948 at the lower edge. "Saiga gia Barabino & Graeve - Genova" printed at lower right corner. "Esente da Bollo Disciplina affissioni D. L. 8-11-47 N. 1417" printed at lower left, "Affisione Autorizzata dalla Questura di Genova - Agosto 1948" printed mid lower edge. .

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        THE PLAGUE

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1948. First UK Edition. First Impression. Octavo; teal cloth, with titled and blocked in red and silver on spine; dustjacket; 285pp. Subtle offset from jacket art onto spine cloth, with a touch of fading at the crown and a few foxed spots to upper edge of front board; small faint stain at lower edge of textblock; clean throughout - Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 9s. 6d. net), with a hint of dustiness to rear panel, and a faint, diagonal crease at lower left corner of rear flap; without wear, tears, or fading to the spine - about Fine. The author's second novel, set in the Algerian city of Oran, which has been swept by a plague. The novel presents a number of questions regarding the nature of destiny and the human condition. The characters in the book, ranging from doctors to vacationers to fugitives, all help to show the effects the plague has on the populace. Basis for the 1992 film directed by Luis Puenzo, starring William Hurt, Robert Duvall, and Raul Julia.

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        THE NAKED AND THE DEAD

      New York: Rinehart and Company Inc., (1948). First Edition. Hardcover. Virtually no wear to the boards, the white spine lettering very sharp. The first issue dustwrapper is complete with very light wear to the spine tips light scratching to the rear panel. The red ink on the dustwrapper is a little faded, as usual, but usually not noted as such by other sellers. Spine slightly sunned. Nice copy of this fragile, bulky book. Near Fine in a close to Near Fine dustwrapper, increasingly uncommon in this condition. Mailer's first book, a Burgess 99 novel.

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        The Novels: Pride and Prejudice

      Allan Wingate 1948 - The Chawton edition. First edition thus. Octavo. With a nine page introduction by Richard Aldington; other titles are: Emma; Sense and Sensibility; Mansfield Park; Northanger Abbey [and] The Watsons; Persuasion [and] Love and Friendship [sic]. Handsomely in modern green half calf over green marbled boards, blind rule edged raised bands with gilt filleting lettering and four gilt motifs on the spines. Fine. 6 volumes. Printed by Tapp & Toothill Ltd. Leeds & London. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vie de Phocion.

      - Paris, La Clé d'Or, 1948. In-16, broché, couverture imprimée, 190 pages. Texte agrémenté de savoureuses caricatures politiques de BEN, alias Benjamin GUITTONEAU (1908-1966). (Papier légèrement jauni). Exemplaire très correct. Derrière le pseudonyme de "Candidus d'Isaurie" (du nom d'un historien grec ayant réellement vécu au VIe siècle de notre ère) se dissimule le romancier, critique, journaliste et pamphlétaire Roger Puthoste, dit "André Thérive" (1891-1967). Ecrite dans le goût de Plutarque et présentée dans une version conforme au manuscrit "Pariensis 1947" (sic), cette biographie supposée du général et orateur athénien Phocion, injustement condamné par ses compatriotes à boire la cigüe, fait l'apologie à mots couverts du maréchal Pétain ("que la nature avait installé elle-même dans le camp des Blancs plutôt que des Rouges, des bien-adroits et non des malagauches") et fustige la Résistance ainsi que le débarquement des alliés ("cette chose extraordinaire : un peuple délivré de la dictature par un aspirant à la tyrannie et de l'occupation étrangère par une autre invasion d'étrangers"). Hitler, Staline et de Gaulle y sont respectivement portraiturés sous les noms de Philippe de Macédoine, de Darius, roi des Perses et de Polyperchon.

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        CANDIDE ou L'Optimisme .

      - Paris, Chez Jean Porson, 1948, format 335x260mm, en feuillets libres non paginés et sous étui et chemise cartonnés de l'éditeur , illustrations lithographiques in et hors-texte, en couverture et sur l'emboitage par Antoni Clavé, exemplaire numéroté sur vélin de Rives, un des 205 exemplaires sans suite ni dessin, il porte le numéro 226, petite rousseur en marge de quelques pages sinon bel état.

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        Handbook of the Territories which form the Theatre of Operations of the Iraq Petroleum Company Limited and its Associated Companies

      London: Compiled in the Companies' Head Office,, 1948. Octavo. Original grey cloth, lettered in red on the spine, company logo to the the front board. Portrait frontispiece of King Faisal and 26 other plates, folding area map at the rear, maps to the text. A little rubbed, but overall very good. First edition, decidedly uncommon, with only 4 locations in Copac (British Museum, Durham, Exeter, Natural History Museum). There are six chapters, covering The Companies and their Operations; The Arab Middle east, and Islam; Arabia; Iraq; The Levant States.

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        [The Second World War, in French] La Deuxième Guerre Mondiale

      Libraire Plon, Paris,, 1948?-53. 6 volumes (only, of 12; lacking v.1 pt.2, v.2 pt.2, v.3 pt.1, v.4 pt.1, v.5 pt.2 and v.6 pt.2), octavo. Original paper wrappers printed in red and black. Some foxing. First French Editions, inscribed by the author, signed and dated by Churchill, v. 2 pt. 1 inscribed to Emery Reves. The other 5 other five volumes are signed by Churchill. Emery Reves was Churchill's literary agent. Reves had been instrumental in promoting Churchill's pre-War international profile by the world-wide syndication of many of his prophetic articles during the late 'thirties. Their association blossomed again after the War when Reves negotiated the sale of the US rights for The Second World War, and purchased the international rights himself, selling serialization to twenty-seven newspapers across the globe and securing book rights in eleven European countries. Churchill said of this feat, "I am sure that no one could have done it except Reves who buzzed around the world for nearly a year making contracts." They subsequently worked closely together on the book itself, Reves having what Martin Gilbert has described as "considerable editorial input". An exceptional presentation association to a text that would certainly have been of great interest to the Danes.

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        Archiv der Mathematik. / Archives of mathematics. / Archives mathematiques. - Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach.

      Basel (u.a.), Birkhäuser, 1948-2002.. Bände 1-79 in 79 Bänden. Halbleinen- und Leineneinbände.. ISSN: 0003-889X. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild.

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        Wahn, oder Der Teufel in Boston. Ein Stück in drei Akten. (Hrsg. von Ernst Gottlieb und Felix Guggenheim)

      Los Angeles, Pazifische Presse, in Zusammenarbeit mit Mary S. Rosenberg, New York, 1948. Hard Cover.Erste Ausgabe des Dramas über die "Hexenjagd" 1692 in Boston, beeinflußt von Feuchtwangers Beobachtungen und Erlebnissen während der Frühzeit der Kommunistenverfolgung in den USA. - Eins von 250 Exemplaren auf Maschinenbütten in Halbleder, im Druckvermerk von Lion Feuchtwanger nummeriert und SIGNIERT. - Kapitale berieben, Deckelbezüge teils lichtrandig, Vorsatz mit winzigem Fleckchen, sonst gutes u. sauberes Exemplar.

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        Soleil cou coupé

      Edition, a numbered copies on alfa Marais, ours unjustified.Precious autograph dated and signed by the author Raymond Queneau: "... very nice tribute to these bucolic blood and sun ..."Back and dishes slightly and marginally insolated without gravity. K éditeur Paris 1948 16,5x22,5cm broché

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        A Mathematical Theory of Communication.

      New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1948. First edition, the rare offprint, of "the most famous work in the history of communication theory" (Origins of Cyberspace, 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.), Key papers in the development of information theory, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 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. 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. "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. The larger the number of possibilities, the larger the amount of information transmitted, because the actual message is distinguished from a greater number of possible alternatives ... "What began as a study of transmission over telegraph lines [by Nyquist and Hartley was developed by Shannon into a general theory of communication applicable to telegraph, telephone, radio, television, and computing machines -- in fact, to any system, physical or biological, in which information is being transferred or manipulated through time or space" (Aspray, Scientific Conceptualization of Information (1985), pp. 119-22). Shannon's paper was also responsible for introducing the term 'bit' (for binary digit) into the published literature, and for giving the term its current meaning of "a unit of information derived from a choice between two equally probably alternatives or 'events'" (Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary [1972]). The word itself was suggested by John Tukey in 1946. "In 1948 Shannon published his most important paper, entitled 'A mathematical theory of communication'. This seminal work transformed the understanding of the process of electronic communication by providing it with a mathematics, a general set of theorems rather misleadingly called information theory. The information content of a message, as he defined it, has nothing to do with its inherent meaning, but simply with the number of binary digits that it takes to transmit it. Thus, information, hitherto thought of as a relatively vague and abstract idea, was analogous to physical energy and could be treated like a measurable physical quantity. His definition was both self-consistent and unique in relation to intuitive axioms. To quantify the deficit in the information content in a message he characterized it by a number, the entropy, adopting a term from thermodynamics. Building on this theoretical foundation, Shannon was able to show that any given communications channel has a maximum capacity for transmitting information. The maximum, which can be approached but never attained, has become known as the Shannon limit. So wide were its repercussions that the theory was described as one of humanity's proudest and rarest creations, a general scientific theory that could profoundly and rapidly alter humanity's view of the world. Few other works of the twentieth century have had a greater impact; he altered most profoundly all aspects of communication theory and practice" (Biogr. Mems Fell. R. Soc. Vol. 5, 2009). Offprint from Bell System Technical Journal, Vol. 27 (July and October), pp. 80, original printed wrappers, hole punched for ring binder (as issued), obituary of Shannon pasted onto blank recto of rear wrapper (extracted from Nature, Vol. 410, 12 April 2001, p. 768). A fine and unrestored copy.

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        Hamlet. The Film. A Record of its Production. Edited by Brenda Cross

      London: The Saturn Press, 1948., 1948. 4to. Movie tie-in. Neatly INSCRIBED 'Every good wish to Roy Moseley' and SIGNED by Laurence Olivier on to half title page. Publisher's black cloth spine with titles in gilt, grey paper covered boards, age toned, with gilt stamped medalion to centre of upper, end papers printed with signatures of all cast and production members. In its original pictorial dust wrapper rubbed and frayed with chips, spine strengthened with tape, now yellowed. Illustrated with photos of the stage, actors, production, costumes, etc. A wonderful memento of 'one of Britain's most ambitious motion pictures', unusually SIGNED by one of Britain's most revered actor of the 20th century who directed it.

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        Potsdam wie wir es liebten. Zehn Original-Fotografien als Portfolio (cplt.)

      Aschau Max Baur Einzige Auflage ohne Jahr [] 10 Fotografien Fotografien 14 x 19 und 19 x 14 cm Mappe mit Fotografien Sprache: deutsch 1948 - Mappe aus dem Jahr 1948 mit zehn Gelatinesilberabzügen Potsdam wie wir es liebten, lose in dreiflügeliger hellbrauner OriginalElefantenhautMappe mit Titelvignette Potsdam wie wir es liebten auf dem Vorderdeckel, die Mappe zeigt leichtere Benutzungsspuren, ist aber ansehnlich und nirgends beschädigt. Abgebildet sind: 1. Putte an der Fahnentreppe am Stadtschloss (nicht bezeichnet und nicht signiert), 9 x 7,5; 2. Garnisonskirche, 19 x 14, bezeichnet und signiert; 3. Teehaus, 14 x 19, bezeichnet und signiert; 4. Alter Markt, 14 x 19, bezeichnet und signiert; 5. Stadtschloss, 14 x 19, bezeichnet und signiert; 6. Lustgarten, 19 x 14, bezeichnet und signiert; 7. HeiliggeistKirche, 14 x 19, bezeichnet und signiert; 8. Sanssouci mit Magnolie, 14 x 19, bezeichnet und signiert; 9. Historische Mühle, 14 x 19, bezeichnet und signiert; 10. Blick vom Flatowturm, 19 x 14, bezeichnet und signiert. Alle Abzüge sind auf eine Unterlage montiert, Format der Pappe 26,5 x 22 cm. Alle Fotos von Max Baur auf der Unterlage unterhalb der Fotos links bezeichnet und rechts mit vollem Namen signiert. Bilddaten können auf Wunsch zugeschickt werden 1050 gr.

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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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        Ler dla canpane

      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. L'art brut Paris 1948 13,5x19cm agrafé

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        Cent dessins de Pierre Loti commentés par Claude Farrère

      First edition, one of 100 numbered with Roman numerals on luxury vellum. Our copy, as it is stated in the justification of the draw is complete after 8 illustrations. Claude Farrère text. Tiny bites minor on the second flat back slightly insolated, nice interior state. Arrault Tours 1948 21,5x28,5cm broché

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        Paradis terrestre

      Original edition printed 125 copies justified by author Rives.Illustrated book of 12 original lithographs Jean Effel hand colored, captioned and signed in pencil.Bookplate pasted on a guard.Case partially slit in the foot.Rare and nice copy. Les éditions Jean Effel Paris 1948 25,5x32cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        Monsieur Caméléon

      First edition of the French translation, one of 75 numbered copies on head pulling.Nice copy. La table ronde Paris 1948 12x19cm broché

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        The Gathering Storm, the first edition of the first volume of Churchill's history of the Second World War, inscribed and dated to his first cousin Clare Sheridan, "the nearest thing to a sister that Winston ever had."

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948. First edition, first printing. This first edition of the first volume of The Second World War is inscribed and dated less than a month after publication to Churchill's first cousin Clare Sheridan, "the nearest thing to a sister that Winston ever had." The unusually personal inscription inked in black in six lines on the first free endpaper reads: "From | Winston | to | Clare | Jul 17 | 1948". The inscription date is 26 days after publication, two and a half months before publication of the British first edition. Clare Consuelo Frewen Sheridan (1885-1970) was an accomplished sculptress and writer. Strong-willed, restless, fiercely independent, and intellectually curious, Clare shared many characteristics with her famous cousin, but lived a hedonistic, promiscuous life that was both financially and socially turbulent. Her cousin Winston was a presence throughout that life, as she was in his. Clare was the middle of three children born to Winston's Aunt Clara Jerome Frewen (1851-1935) and Moreton Frewen (the famously slipshod editor of Winston's first book). Clare was the only girl among the eight children born to the three famous Jerome sisters. In Clare's childhood, cousin Winston was already a formidable presence. "Winston was a large schoolboy when I was still in the nursery... He filled me with awe." (Nuda Veritas, Clare Sheridan, p.14) Clare married Wilfred Sheridan in 1910. When their second daughter, born in 1913, died in her first year, "Clare was devastated and began her first attempts at sculpture to escape her grief." (Fortune's Daughters, p.302) Their only son Richard was born on 20 September 1915 and Wilfred was killed a few days later leading his men at the Battle of Loos. (FD, p.303) Winston wrote to Clare: "I know there is nothing I can write can ease a single throb of your immense sorrow, or soothe a moment of your loss. In the face of this terrible event I feel by how fond I am of you, how we have always been friends since you were a little tot... (Letter of 3 October 1915) Wilfred's death both devastated and released Clare; for the rest of her life she would make her living sculpting and writing. Clare and Winston's relationship was tested by her Bolshevik sympathies in the early 1920s, but endured. At the height of the war in 1942, Clare sculpted Winston. "...she came to him in the morning while he was still in bed... in the underground shelter, which had become the night-time annexe of the Prime Minister's residence... Clare grew frustrated trying to capture him, as he refused to keep still or to give up his cigar... but one morning managed to seize a few uninterrupted hours and finished the piece." (FD, p.378) Bronze versions of Clare's bust of Winston reside at Blenheim Palace, Chartwell, Harrow School, and Hastings Town Hall. Clare wrote to Winston later that year: "You have pulled us through the dark tunnel into the light of dawn!" (8 November 1942 Letter from Clare to Winston) The Second World War was published in six volumes between 1948 and 1953. This copy of The Gathering Storm is distinguished by the presence of all first edition points, including yellow-orange topstain, red and yellow head and foot bands, publication date at the foot of the title page, and absence of a Book-of-the-Month Club indentation on the lower rear cover. Condition is very good overall. The binding remains tight and square with sharp corners, showing mild spine toning and modest wear, mostly confined to the spine ends and corners. The contents remain internally bright with no evident spotting or any previous ownership marks other than the author's inscription on the first free endpaper, which remains clear and distinct. We note a little browning to the pastedowns and minor shelf soiling to the bottom edge. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.1(I).a, Woods/ICS A123(aa), Langworth p.258

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        Ler dla canpane

      L'art brut 1948 - - L'art brut, Paris 1948, 13,5x19cm, agrafé. - 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 l'auteur 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 oeuvre 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        THE AGE OF ANXIETY

      Faber & Faber, London 1948 - First U.K. Edition. A Baroque Eclogue. Signed by Auden on the title-page. First English edition, first printing, with "First published in mcmxlviii by Faber & Faber Limited" and no mention of a further printing on the copyright page. This was preceded by the American edition (3500 copies) in July 1947. Faber issued this first printing in the UK of 3,000 copies in September 1948 (Bloomfield & Mendelson A29b). Leonard Bernstein had used it for his Second Symphony the previous year. 8vo yellow cloth. Very fine in a fine price-clipped dj. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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