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        The Diaries of Franz Kafka. 1910–1923.

      London: Secker & Warburg,, 1948. Edited by Max Brod. Translated by Joseph Kresh. 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges yellow. With the dust jackets. Spines lightly faded. An excellent set in toned jackets. First UK Edition, first impression. This translation was originally published in the US the preceding year.

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        Cent dessins de Pierre Loti commentés par Claude Farrère

      Arrault 1948 - - Arrault, Tours 1948, 21,5x28,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés en chiffres romains sur vélin de luxe. Notre exemplaire, ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage, est bien complet de la suite de 8 des illustrations. Texte de Claude Farrère. Infimes piqûres sans gravité sur le second plat, dos très légèrement insolé, agréable état intérieur. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Raissa Oumansoff Maritain: Chagall ou l'orage enchanté. Inscribed with a sketch by Chagall, depicting a pensive artist figure.

      Geneva & Paris, Trois Collines, 1948. - Small 4to. Plates and illustrations. Original green printed wrappers. Addendum. The inscription reads, "Pour Jacques, Marc Chagall, 1949". - Wrappers chipped at head and tail of spine; together with a second uninscribed copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La paix EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: La table ronde, 1948. Fine. La table ronde, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition of the French translation, one of 18 numbered copies on pure yarn, leading copy.spine and slightly flat and marginally imaged without gravity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 18 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête. Dos et plats légèrement et marginalement insolés sans gravité.

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        Typed letter signed (with initials).

      N. p., 29. XI. 1948. - Large 4to. 1½ pp. on 2 pp. To Stalin about the current tax revenue by the agricultural tax: "[.] Ukazom Prezidiuma Verkhovnogo Soveta Soyuza SSR ot 13 iyunya 1948 goda byli vneseny izmeneniya v otdelnye stati zakona o selskokhozyaystvennom naloge. V rezultate proizvedennogo oblozheniya, summa selskokhozyaystvennogo naloga na Ukraine vyrosla protiv proshlogo goda na 641 mln. rubley i sostavlyaet v tekushchem godu 2101 mln. rubley. Vnesenie izmeneniy v otdelnye stati zakona o selskokhozyaystvennom naloge partiynye i sovetskie organy Ukrainy vosprinyali kak ukazanie na neobkhodimost udelit bolshe vnimaniya delu mobililzatsii sredstv naseleniya i uluchshit organizatsiyu uplaty naloga. Vpervye selskokhozyaystvennyy nolog dosrochno vypolnyaetsya v razmere godovogo zadaniya v tselom po oblastyam i respublike. Na Vashe imya uzhe postupili raporty o dosrochnom vnesenii selkhoznaloga v razmere godovogo zadaniya ot Voroshilovgradskoy, Stalinskoy, Izamailskoy, Chernovitskoy i Zakarpatskoy oblastey, a ryad oblastey zakanchivayut vypolnenie godovogo zadaniya v blizhayshie dni. V tselom po Ukraine godovoe zadanie na 28 noyabrya vypolneno na 87,4 %. Prosim Vashego razresheniya na opublikovanie v presse raportov oblastey na Vashe imya o vypolnenii imi selkhozyaystvennogo naloga [.]". - Left margin with punched holes (small defects).

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        Selected Poems.

      London: John Murray,, 1948. Chosen with a Preface by John Sparrow. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Spine a little sunned, a few marks to boards. An excellent copy, internally fine. First edition, signed limited edition. Number 8 of 18 copies, specially bound and printed on very fine japon vellum, and signed by the author. From the libraries of the publisher, bibliographer and novelist Michael Sadleir (1888?-1957) and, latterly, the scholar and auctioneer Anthony Hobson (1921?-2014), with their bookplates to the front pastedown.

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        BRYCHA 1945-1948. HOME THROUGH THE VALE OF TEARS. OYF DEM LAYDNSVEG KEYN ERETZ YISRAEL = BI-NTIV HA-YISURIM LA-MOLEDET.

      No Place, No Publisher 1948 - 1st edition. Later Cloth with covers bound in, Oblong 4to, Aproximately 100 leaves, mostly photographic plates. Includes 175 photographic illustrations. Introductory text and captions (many of Biblical origin) in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. "This album seeks to present a picture of the wanderings of the 'remnants' of European Jewry - wanderings that began at the conclusion of the last war and still continue " (From the introduction) . A collection of 175 black and white photographs documenting the "Bericha" - - the 'illegal' underground flight of surviving European Jews into Palestine immediately following the Holocaust. This was the great exodus of European Jews following the holocaust, who illegally crossed the borders of Soviet-occupied lands and made their way as illegal immigrants to the shores of Palestine. Special sections of this album are dedicated to children and orphans who took part in this immigration effort, and another section documents the famous journey of the ship Exodus. Compiled by Ephraim Dekel, a high-ranking Haganah officer and architect of the Bericha escape-route. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish refugees. Emigration and immigration. Jewish refugees. Berih? Ah (Organization) Israel -- Emigration and immigration -- Pictorial works. Staining to first 10 leaves, heavy wear to original cover, which is bound in, but photographic and text pages are very good--clear, solid, and powerful. A Good Copy. (holo2-125-10) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sade et Restif de la Bretonne Tapuscrit avec de nombreux ajouts autographe EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l. : S.n., 1948. Fine. S.n., s.l. 1948, 50 feuillets (21x27cm); 3 feuillets in-8 (12x22cm), un feuillet 13,5x10,5cm; 17 feuillets in-4 (21x27cm). - First new version of the autograph manuscript of 17 pages, written in 1935. Manuscript writing very dense, full excluding the last 13 lines of printed text, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Complete typescript with a few variations from the manuscript and a copy of the first edition published in 1947 and finally published in 1950 is attached. In 1935, Blanchot has been working for 3 years on Thomas the Obscure (he completed in 1940) when interrupts his writing "that would not stop" to write the last word, a short story he describes as "an attempt to bypass another book underway to overcome the interminable and get a more linear narrative, yet painfully complex, a silent decision ... ". In 1983, Blanchot, referring to the motivations of this "innocent text where murderers omens of future time resounded," can not say "how it is written and how unknown requirement, it has the answer." "It was not a text for publication," he says in the afterword of hindsight. The last word will indeed published 12 years later in 550 copies in the collection golden age (although it went bankrupt at the same time, the book will be on sale in 1950) . So the first story is meant at once the last word and the refusal of its unveiling. "Surely begin to write immediately to achieve at the end (...), this means at least hope not to make a career and finding the shortest path to finish early." In this "Apocalypse" Blanchot leads his own novel being written: Thomas, the hero, and is ironically called the new power otherwise without express "what happened to him [that] saying nothing happened ". But if, starting with the last word, Blanchot marks the end of writing, it is an end that remains unpublished. And when the book is finally published, it will be more of a work already substantial: Thomas the Obscure, Amminadab, Faux pas, the Most High, Death Sentence and The Share of fire. Therefore, the last word is not "waiver be Master and Judge," but a written waiver of this "itself in vain." It can no longer be "the unusual resolution to deprive [Language] to support (...) that is to say more than language" but, as part of the work, there is a "word to say and do not say. ". A word rewritten by the writer he became transformed by writing and by war. This is the inaugural version, first draft of thirty young Blanchot, we present here and C. Bident his biographer, thought "probably never know." Narrative foundation, basic writing, many scholars have studied the last man, "painfully complicated" as even the author, but who calls a few "prophetic" pages a reflection on language (and, through him, totalitarianism) marking the second part of the century. Now we present the manuscript written in 1935 and until then unknown, differs considerably from the following two versions of 1947 and 1983. Written in the third person (the later will they, homodiégétiques) the story is much longer. It contains descriptions and including many deleted scenes that will be removed in the published versions: "The sun bathed [plaza] a fiery light of huge mirrors, placed at the four corners, be kicked around in a maze of colors . "" A cloud was soon raised to the ceiling, black cloud crossed by small glowing patches. "" I am worried, he said. I was wrong to leave earlier this house when I get home, surrounded by torches are extinguished one by one. What will I find now? How to live without I guideline? Can you tell me anything? "" Some children, head blackened coal, removed the sand in which they were buried, and trying to achieve with small white stones they drew from their pocket, they reviled in their incomprehensible language. "" Taking advantage of the lull, dogs out of their hole, as if they had been secretly excited by a master, they rushed to the sleeper by pulling on their links. They tried to right, left, then discovering it under the covers, they are slipped badly, small first, then the big dog, like a vicious bunch of kids. "" The intoxication of being together having lost younger pushed them into their own home as if she had ceased to be theirs, and they threw screams waking intruders from their homes. "But this manuscript provides the exegete especially demonstrative few passages that provide clarification on the meaning of the story:" Until is not an indifferent manner to the past and the future. If it is intended to extend a veil over what approach, if a link between, by mutual repulsion, separate time moments it appears from something, something else is not shown, however, that such limit. "" They whom nothing was forbidden to speak and who knew, behaved as if their knowledge had been to break with the language. "" The disciple on this admission, redoubled adoration, give themselves shots that change them into what they can be. At first common deception, they ran, one to an animal world, the other to a riveted himself a slave. "" They wanted to laugh again nonsense, is torturing a lie, but, having no other way to stand as the apotheosis, they lost sight of their mutual desire for death and blissfully enjoyed the rest. "A key reading these valuable addition changes that reflect real shifts of the author. If the most important is, of course, the choice of the first person in later versions, some lexical variations are also very significant. Thus: "I offer the spectacle of my vices" in the manuscript and typescript 1935 becomes: "I offer the spectacle of my mistakes" in the published version of the same in 1947. "This is an extract from the speech the third city "becomes" This is an excerpt of the speech on the third on the third State "; "A noise (...) was one stroke the whole town" becomes "was one stroke all the people" and "... on a deck of onomatopoeia" becomes "... a gateway ranting." Finally, it is a lyrical Blanchot that reveals this "abrupt call of language": "She had her hair hanging these broad wings velvet are a promise of transformation." "... When the sun casting its light shining against the mirrors everywhere, stopped above the esplanade and heard this loud voice, private mysteriously vowels and consonants, which announces the sharing of spaces" "Shouts of the crowd came and brought calls for an immense distress. "" He ran on the book and bit his teeth, as if he had made insensitive despite the bitterness of those old pages. ". In hindsight Blanchot hesitate to comment, however, that this text provides for the third time and he took care to revise again, 50 years after its first release. However, it brings some bits of explanations that reveal the importance of this little story in the life and work of one of the most mysterious writers of the twentieth century: "The last word has to tell main line, as having instead, the total wreck, the narrative itself can not therefore be preserved, and impossible or absurd, unless he should claim prophetic, heralding a future in the past already there or saying there always when there is nothing: either there wearing nothing and prevent the annihilation that it can not escape its long-term process which is rehashing and eternity. " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Tapuscrit original de 50 feuillets, constituant l'ensemble des écrits de Blanchot sur Restif de la Bretonne parus successivement dans Critique n°22 de mars 1948, sous le titre : « Un livre vivant », dans Les Cahiers de la Pléiade n°4 de juin 1948, sous le titre : « Les plaisirs de la vertu », puis enfin en préface de « Sara » de Restif de la Bretonne, chez Stock en 1949. A cette important ensemble, sont joints quatre feuillets manuscrits recto verso de premier jet et de notes  ainsi que le tapuscrit final des « Plaisirs de la vertu » annoté par l'éditeur. Le premier feuillet comporte une déchirure importante en tête avec manque affectant la majorité du titre. Les autres feuillets comportent parfois de petites déchirures marginales sans gravité. L'article fut repris ultérieurement, en 1986, dans un essai intitulé Sade et Restif de la Bretonne, publié à la collection « Le regard littéraire » des éditions bruxelloises Complexes. Tapuscrits et manuscrits présentant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et soulignements à l'encre. En 1948, connaissant une période d'intense activité littéraire avec la finalisation de la deuxième version de Thomas l'obscur,  Blanchot éprouve, face à l'écriture critique, un profond désenchantement « au point d'en éprouver l'inutilité. » (Bident) Ce sentiment de vanité nourrit toutefois une écriture féconde. Blanchot ne se soustrait aucunement aux âpres efforts de la recherche comme en témoigne cet important document dévoilant l'élaboration de sa réflexion sur Sade et Restif de la Bretonne. Cet étonnant tapuscrit, comportant plusieurs étapes d'écritures et de composition, est un exemple unique du cheminement intellectuel de Maurice Blanchot dans la composition de cette réflexion fondamentale.  Une étude comparative des différentes versions et articles publiés fait en effet appraitre que le document que nous présentons est antérieur à toutes les publications mais qu'il porte cependant les traces et tous les éléments de chacune. De fait, si la structure initiale semble être celle de la préface de Sara, les ajouts, transformations, réimpressions de certains feuillets et renumérotation de pages correspondent en partie à l'élaboration des deux articles plus courts parus pourtant antérieurement et composés d'extraits de cette préface. D'une grande complexité structurelle, le tapuscrit révèle, par ses repentirs, corrections syntaxiques, insertions, reprises et collages, la progression de la pensée et la chronologie de l'écriture. La nature disparate des papiers qui composent cet ensemble rendent manifestes ces ruptures dans la rédaction. Les cinq premiers feuillets du corpus, dont le titre partiellement manquant [Un...] renvoie au premier article « Un livre vivant », se concluent sur ce qui semble un abandon de l'écriture au milieu d'une phrase et d'une ligne au deux tiers du feuillet. On retrouve ce texte modifié à partir de la page 20 et cette fois poursuivi jusqu'à son terme : la conclusion de la préface de Sara. Cette première version inachevée qui débute comme le court manuscrit accompagnant notre ensemble servira d'introduction à l'article des Cahiers de la Pléiade. Blanchot recommence ensuite son article, en reprenant une nouvelle numérotation, avec ce qui sera le début à la fois de la préface et des Plaisirs de la vertu. A l'instar de son travail romanesque, Blanchot propose ici une version « longue » dans laquelle sont insérés des feuillets présentant un texte tronqué et partiellement modifié pour la composition des deux articles intermédiaires. Les corrections manuscrites sur la version longue, reportées en tapuscrit sur la version courte, ne laissent aucun doute sur la chronologie du travail du critique. Ainsi, la conclusion des Plaisirs de la vertu qui occupe les feuillets 16 à 18, s'achève sur la signature tapuscrite de Blanchot, cependant qu'une seconde série de pages 16 à 18 introduit la suite de la réflexion. De même, à partir de la page 20, Blanchot réutilise, en les modifiant, les premières pages abandonnées pour élaborer sa conclusion. L'ensemble très complexe de ces abondantes reprises et corrections révèlent la densité et la maturation de cette écriture palimpseste.  Il convient également de noter que diverses corrections n'ont pas été reportées dans les versions imprimées. Il en est ainsi de nombreuses interventions manuscrites et développements de notes qui enrichissent considérablement la connaissance du travail de l'auteur et de ses recherches personnelles : « M. Bachelin en veut beaucoup à Remy de Gourmont qui attribue à restif (avec [une certaine] (rayé) peu d'imprécision) 2 à 300 volumes. Monselet a compté 203 volumes, [...] M. Bachelin lui-même a trouvé 61.000 pages, soit 190 volumes, comprenant des répétitions. Mais il ne faut pas négliger les répétitions : quoi de plus important ? ». Intervention très personnelle d'un auteur qui à tant de fois réutilisé ces propres articles dans ses essais critiques et qui est justement en train de réécrire son premier roman. On constate par ailleurs que le manuscrit qui nous est parvenu n'est composé que des premières lignes de l'introduction initiale (celle utilisée dans Un livre vivant), puis n'est plus composé que de notes éparses sans réelle continuité. Jusqu'à présent, d'après les documents que nous avons pu consulter, les tapuscrits consistaient généralement en une retranscription des manuscrits avec peu de variantes et de corrections. A l'opposé, le caractère minimaliste autant qu'aporétique de ce manuscrit et l'abondance des corrections et reprises du tapuscrit semble indiquer que, cette fois au moins, le tapuscrit constitue le document de travail original à partir duquel se développe la réflexion de l'auteur. Outre l'approche structurelle de l'écriture que permet ce travail tapuscrit, le fond du récit, d'un intérêt notable, se distingue par l'omniprésence des thèmes centraux de la vie et de l'œuvre de Blanchot. L'exceptionnelle longueur du texte tout autant que ce difficile travail d'élaboration témoignent d'un remarquable investissement intellectuel, indice de l'importance toute particulière que l'auteur accordait à l'œuvre de Restif confrontée à celle de Sade. A l'instar de la critique de Sade ("Quelques remarques sur Sade") composée quelques années auparavant, Blanchot dresse un portrait à la fois psychologique, social et littéraire de Restif de la Bretonne, ne manquant pas de confronter  l'esprit de deux écrivains qui lui sont chers : « Il est bien connu que l'inceste a toujours semblé à Restif une passion [particulièrement / très] aimable. Dans l'Anti-Justine, il y voit le meilleur antidote contre les sombres perversions de Sade. » ; « Eloges assez plats, mais raisonnables : Restif n'est pas immoral, il fait, nous l'avons vu, de la morale un usage singulier, mais elle lui est nécessaire. Par rapport aux philosophes de la nature pour qui il n'y a ni vertu ni vice, il fait figure de rétrograde ; par rapport à Sade, il semble un abîme de vérité ». Comme à son habitude, Blanchot cherche à retracer les filiations intellectuelles en établissant, parfois à rebours, une généalogie de la création littéraire. Un habile lien est ainsi noué entre Proust et Restif autour de la question du souvenir : « Restif fait du souvenir la faculté créatrice par excellence » ; « c'est que tout récit est déjà investi d'un souvenir [...] » ; « Par ses Mementos, ses mémoires et ses récits, Restif cherche moins à éterniser les évènements qui déjà disparaissent qu'à transformer ceux qui viennent en moment déjà vécus » ; ou encore « Beaucoup de ses livres superposent les souvenirs ». Cette perpétuelle réécriture de Blanchot trouve un écho surprenant dans l'analyse même de l'écriture de Restif : « Ses idées vont et viennent. Il les échafaude, elles s'écroulent, il en conçoit d'autres. Elles n'ont pas la logique d'un système, bien qu'il les ait exposées plusieurs fois sous une forme systématique » la suite semble moins personnelle : «  et [à chaque instant] (rayé) toujours menacées par le mouvement fantasque d'un esprit peu fait pour penser, elles manquent aussi bien du sérieux d'une conviction intellectuelle : que du sérieux de la passion. » Ce passage biffé à l'encre sur le tapuscrit, figurera finalement tel quel dans les versions imprimées. Les reprises du récit mettent de fait en évidence les recompositions, emprunts et  reformulations de la pensée de Blanchot, qui semble elle aussi se structurer au fil de ses analyses, comme en témoigne le réemploi de l'introduction du précédent argument : « Ses idées vont et viennent. Il les échafaude, elles s'écroulent, il en conçoit d'autres. Sa conduite n'est aucunement éclairée par elles, et s'il moralise à propos de ses moindres actes, sa morale consiste à dire : voilà le moment où je me suis avili, voilà l'époque où j'étais encore honnête [...] ». Aussi, la grande attention et la force d'interprétation accordées aux anecdotes biographiques, concernant l'enfance, les liens familiaux, autant que l'éveil des passions et des pulsions créatrices semblent lever un certain voile sur la pudeur légendaire de Blanchot quant à sa propre expérience de l'autorité paternelle « S'il est vrai que les enfants ont naturellement pour leur père, une réserve de haine, cette antipathie, dans le cas de Restif, s'est trouvé déviée, et il a pu aimer le sien parfaitement en reportant sur ses frères trop aînés la partie mauvaise de ses sentiments familiaux. » Autre préoccupation centrale chez Blanchot, la question de la morale et de sa réversibilité, déjà présente dans l'étude de Sade, se retrouve ici dans l'analyse psychologique de Restif de la Bretonne. Le critique accusant alors une profonde fascination pour les personnalités à la morale ambigüe et chancelante : « le jeu de cache-cache que Restif joue avec la morale pour son plus grand plaisir, se marque encore par ceci : à peine [a-t-il] (rayé) ayant commis le plus grand crime, et se sent-il à jamais dépravé, qu'il est régénéré et retrouve, avec la pureté, l'agréable perspective de pouvoir la perdre encore. » C'est sans doute lorsqu'il cherche à percer à jour l'essence de l'acte créateur que Blanchot atteint l'apogée de sa verve littéraire, agrémentée des phrases percutantes résonnant comme un écho de sa propre condition : «  Il a ce dévergondage propre aux autodidactes pour qui apprendre est une libre aventure, et il y ajoute ce plaisir de se rendre estimable par le fait qu'il commet, de s'habituer à aimer ses erreurs et à respecter ses égarements et finalement de jouir de ses remords en combinant de la manière la plus bizarre vertu, plaisirs, crime et regrets ». Ou encore cette importante réflexion teintée de l'aveu de ses connivences intellectuelles « Comme il en revient toujours à lui-même et que le sujet de tous ses livres est sa vie, voyant cette vie immédiatement transformée en une solide étendue de caractères imprimés, il se croit naïvement un livre, et mieux qu'un livre de papier, une ferme table de métal, une solidité de fonte, un passé inaltérable inscrit dans le bois et dans la pierre.  L'illusion est étrange ? Mais sans elle, il n'aurait pu écrire. Et quel écrivain, hélas ! Ne s'est senti un jour devenir Restif sur ce point ? ». 

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

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Here is a collector-worthy full set of British first editions of The Second World War, Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill's perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history... it is a contribution to history..." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office... I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill's work remains seminal, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. Richard Langworth calls the six-volume epic "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. Consequently, superior jacketed sets have become scarce. This set is better than most, featuring near fine first printing volumes in near fine or better dust jackets. The black cloth bindings remain square, clean, and tight with sharp corners and bright spine gilt. The contents remain unusually clean. We find no previous ownership marks. Light spotting appears confined to the Volume I page edges and first few leaves. The red stained top edges retain unfaded color on Volumes I & VI, showing only mild, uniform sunning to the Volume II-V top edges. The dust jackets are complete with no losses, virtually no wear, and the original front flap prices all intact. The toning of the jacket spines endemic to this edition only slightly affects Volumes I & II, with the Volumes III-VI jacket spines pristine. All six dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. Please note that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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        Portrait of Harry S. Truman

      1948 - Portrait of Truman, measuring 8 x 10 inches, which was used as the official campaign photo for the 1948 campaign. A favorite of the President, the portrait was taken Frank Gatteri, U. S. Army photographer; framed. A presentation copy, inscribed on the wide margin: "To Hon. Philip C. Jessup, with kindest regards and appreciation of him as a public servant, Harry S. Truman, White House, Dec. 18, 1950." ---- Philip C. Jessup, a judge on the International Court of Justice and veteran U.S. diplomat, was credited with playing a major role in ending the Soviet blockade of West Berlin. Jessup was a U. S. representative to the United Nations General Assembly, as well as a member of the International Court of Justice at The Hague. He also served as a U. S. ambassador at large from 1949 until his resignation in 1953. During that time, he was one of the closest advisers of then-Secretary of State Dean Acheson. After Jessup was maligned by Senator Joe McCarthy for purported communist "affinities," Dwight D. Eisenhower heralded Jessup's "devotion to the principles of Americanism." McCarthy's allegations severely damaged Jessup's career and reputation. Nonetheless, President Truman appointed Jessup as United States delegate to the United Nations in 1951. However, when the appointment came before the Senate it was not approved, largely because of McCarthy's influence. Truman circumvented the Senate by assigning Jessup to the United Nations on an interim appointment. Later Truman recalled with admiration that "Philip Jessup was misrepresented and lied about [by McCarthy] to beat the band, and he faced it and went through with it." A remarkable piece of Americana. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Synthèses Scientifiques d'Ophthalmologie / Recent advances in Ophthalmology / Ergebnisse der Augenheilkunde / Sintesi Scientifica di Oculistica. [Bände/Volumen 1-11 in 9 Bänden - lückenlos!]

      Zürich, Documenta Press - Paris Masson & Cie Ed, 1938 / S'Gravenhage, Uitgeverij Dr.W.Junk, 1948-57. - Mit zahlreichen Tafeln und Abbildungen im Text, 9 uniforme dunkelblaue Leinenbände mit Gold-Prägung, Groß-8. - Sehr gute Exemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SLAVES OF SLEEP.

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948 - Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of an undetermined number of subscriber's copies signed by Hubbard on front free endpaper. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-184. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 868. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 55. In 333. Private owner's bookplate affixed to the front paste-down. A fine copy in bright, nearly fine dust jacket (designed by Hannes Bok) with mild wrinkle at lower right corner of front panel and a triangular light blue ink offset (a printing error) at upper spine end. A very attractive copy. (#149062) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Great Gatsby

      London: The Grey Walls Press, 1948. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First UK edition hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition. Dust jacket (now protected with mylar cover) is slightly worn at edges. Previous owner's name written in pen on FFEP, Cambridge 1949. Slightly cocked. Questions welcome. We ship internationally from the United States and Canada every week. If buying internationally, please be aware that additional charges may apply for heavier books. We guarantee a safe, quick, and secure transaction. 10+ years in online bookselling experience.

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        Summer and Smoke

      [New York: New Directions, 1948. Long Galley Sheets. 33 numbered sheets. 1 vols. 8vo. Folded. Fine. Long Galley Sheets. 33 numbered sheets. 1 vols. 8vo.

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        CINEMA. Quindicinale di divulgazione cinematografica.

      Milano, Gloriosa/Vitagliano, 1948-1956. In-4, 14 volumi, similpelle, titolo oro al dorso, circa 30 pp. ogni fascicolo, con numerose foto di attori, scene di film, etc., in bianco e nero e a colori. Nota rivista di cinema e spettacolo. Vi collaborarono: Alvaro, Antonioni, Blasetti, De Benedetti, Marchi, Praz, Zavattini, Prezzolini, Ungaretti, Saba, Carlo Ponti, Frank Capra, ecc. Offriamo una raccolta così composta: Nuova Serie: dal n. 1 (Anno I, 25 ottobre 1948) al n. 134 (Anno VII, 31 maggio 1954). Terza Serie: dal n. 135 (Anno VII, 10 giugno 1954) al n. 169 (Anno IX, 1 luglio 1956). Tutto il pubblicato. In ottimo stato (nice copy).

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        L état de siège - spectacle en trois parties.

      Paris, Gallimard, nrf 1948 - . 12°. 233 S. Kopfgoldschnitt. Dunkelrotes Halbmaroquin (à coins, cinq nerfs) mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Der Originalumschlag ist eingebunden. Einband Bernasconi Rel. Edition originale. Nr. 243 von 200 (61-260) Exemplaren sur alfa Navarre. Sehr gutes und schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Magazinpresse Verlag; 1948 - 1988. - Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 48 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 120000

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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Pacific Palisades, 24. Juni 1948. - 1 S. 8vo. Mit gedrucktem Briefkopf. Mit Briefumschlag. Gebräunt. An Gwennyth Mann mit einer Absage: „[ ] Many thanks for your letter of June 6th. I remember my correspondence with Dr. Heubner very well and I am convinced that he deserved any assistance in his endeavour to broaden his horizon through a trip abroad. However, much as I would like to be helpful in this matter, I am unfortunately not in a position to do so, as the demands made upon my helpfulness are already surpassing my ability [ ]".

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        Theory of Deduction: Parts I-IV

      Cambridge: Harvard Cooperative Society, 1948. Paperback. Acceptable. First edition, presumed first issue. 156 p. Mimeographed of typescript, printed on rectos only, bound in plain paper wraps. Fair with staining and creasing to cover and former owner's notes throughout in pencil and pen, name and dorm address on title page. Includes a final exam from 1949-1950, a four-page booklet. This work is an early version of what would become the seminal textbook Methods of Logic, used by Quine for his Harvard class Philosophy 140, an introductory class in logic, as a coursebook. Quine mentions typing it with his wife, Marge, on their honeymoon in the memoir The Time of My Life. Theory of Deduction did not circulate much beyond the Harvard student body and has never been reprinted, although it was considered significant enough by Quine's colleagues to be reviewed in the The Journal of Symbolic Logic in 1949. This copy is from the estate of Donald Davidson, through the trade. A scarce document of the evolution of Quine's thought. An OCLC search locates only seven physical copies in worldwide institutional holdings.

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        Proceedings of a Symposium on Large-Scale Digital Calculating Machinery

      Harvard University Press, Cambridge 1948 - Blue cloth, light wear at the corners, in a jacket showing wear at the edges with slight loss at the corners, a large chip at the head of the spine and a small hole on the spine. Still attractive overall - scarce in the jacket. The first meeting of its sort - sponsored by Harvard and the US Navy. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Computers & Internet; Science & Technology. Inventory No: 044300. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ms. Brief m. eigenh. U. „H.H."

      O. O., 8. I. 1948. - 8vo. 1 1/4 SS. Mit Kuvert. Brief und Kuvert gelocht. Bleistift. An seinen Freund, den Dozenten Georg Goetz in Kopenhagen. „[ ]Auf das ,gestrichne Wort’ hin kamen nicht nur einige Theologenbriefe ohne viel Interesse, sondern auch einige Nazi- und Antisemitenbriefe aus Deutschland von wahrhaft säuisch-teuflischer Gemeinheit. Nun streifen Sie durch Paris, das ich ebenso wenig kenne wie die andern Weltstädte, ich habe keine je aufgesucht, aber grade von Paris weiß ich natürlich viel, teils aus der Literatur teils durch Freunde, fast alle meine Freunde haben dort Monate oder Jahre verbracht, auch einer meiner Söhne, auch meine Frau. [ ]"

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        International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering IABSE. Assocation Internationale des Ponts et Charpentes AIPC. Internationale Vereinigung für Brückenbau und Hochbau IVBH Konvolut von 4 Kongressen (8 vols)

      - THIRD CONGRESS LIEGE 13-18 Septembre 1948 Vorbericht & (Final report) Schlussbericht / 1952 London Vorbericht & Schlussbericht / Quinto Congresso. Cinquième Congrès. Fifth Congress. Fünfter Kongress. Lisboa, Porto, 25 de junho-2 de julho de 1956 2 vols / 1960 also 2 Vols SIXTH CONGRESS, SIXIEME CONGRES SECHTSTER KONGRESS, JUNE-JULY 1960, STOCKHOLM [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SPACE CADET

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. 1948. cloth.. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine. first printing dust jacket (priced $2.50 on the front flap) with. light wear at spine ends and rubbing to corner tips. A bright,. attractive copy. (#150319). First edition. Heinlein's second young adult SF novel.

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        The New London Letter Writer containing the compleat Art of Corresponding with Ease, Elegance, and Perspiciuity as is now practised by all Persons of Respectability

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1948. 14 wood engravings by Averil Mackenzie-Grieve. One of only 100 special copies, this no. 13, signed by the artist. 8vo., original red morocco spine, lettering in gilt with green and red marbled boards, very mild rubbing to very tips of the head and tail, very mild darkening where the marbled paper meets the leather and slight toning to the endpapers as expected from cheaper post war paper, otherwise extremely good. The marbled paper was specially done for Sandford by the famous Sidney Cockerell.

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        Verzamelde werken. (1/50 luxe in perkament).

      - Bussum/ Den Haag, Van Dishoeck/ Stols, 1948. Vier delen. Verguld HEELPERKAMENT (bandstempels Helmut Salden). Deels onafgesneden. Koppen verguld. Onopengesneden. 264; 232; 224; 280 p. Mooie set, met helaas wat verweerde ruggen en een schaafplekje op het voorplat van deel III.* Eén van de 50 genummerde luxe-exemplaren op geschept papier van Van Gelder. Exemplaren in heelperkament zijn zeldzaam. Van Dijk 825.

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        Geschichte der Stadt Samarra., Forschungen zur islamischen Kunst 2. Ausgrabungen von Samarra Bd. 6.

      Hamburg : Eckardt & Messtorff; Berlin : Reimer, Andrews & Steiner [in Komm.], 1948 - 290 S. mit 55 Textabb., 33 Taf., 5 Luftbildaufn. u. 1 Kt. Aus der Bibliothek von Prof. Dr. Wolfram Kleiss, langjährigem Leiter der Außenstelle Teheran des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. - DIE LANDSCHAFT Der Name Samarra -- Tukulti-Ninurta -- Xenophon -- Medische Mauer -- Königskanal -- Sittake -- Opis -- Baghdad -- Ktesiphon -- Seleukeia -- Dörfer der Parysatis, Takrit, Nodardashir -- Antiochos III. -- Apolloniatis und die Königstraße -- Alexander in Agbatana -- Karische Dörfer. Charax Spasinou -- Nisaya., -- Mandalï -- Djalula und Altynköprü -- Artemita-Dastagird -- Chalonitis -- Die Zagros-Tore -- Ptolemaios -- Der Tigris -- Tabula Peutingeriana -- Julianus Apostata -- Die Araber -- Die Qatule -- Band i Adaim -- Al-Mutabbaq und Al-Hait Al-Abyad -- Al-Mutabbaq -- Calu -- DIE STADT Gründung der Stadt des Mu'tasim -- Beschreibung des Straßennetzes bei Ya'qubi -- DIE MENSCHEN Regierung des Mu'tasim Billah -- Regierung des Harun al-Wathiq Billah -- Khalifat des Mutawakkil 'Ala'llah -- Khalifat des Muhammad ibn Dja'far al-Muntasir Billah -- Khalifat des Abu 'Abdallah ibn Dja'far al-Mu'tazz Billah -- Khalifat des Muhammad ibn al-Wathiq al-Muhtadi Billah -- Khalifat des Abu l-cAbbas Ahmad ibn Dja'far al-Mu'tamid 'ala 'llah -- EPIGRAPHISCHES Einzelfunde -- Ghaibat al-Mahdi -- Harba, Brücke des Mustansir. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Fully signed Ronald Reagan in his first stint as President -- of the Union representing actors! He signs a contract with the Artists' Managers Guild, the union representing their agents

      [California], June 1, 1948. 8.5" x 11". "Typed Document Signed ""Ronald Reagan"" as President of the Screen Actors Guild, 2 pages, 8.5"" x 11"", separate sheets. [California], June 1, 1948. Toning on the second sheet. Countersigned ""John Dales, Jr."" as SAG Executive Secretary, ""B Allenberg"" as Artists' Managers Guild President, and by the AMG Treasurer. Fine condition.Headed ""Supplement to Basic Contract / THIS AGREEMENT, entered into between SCREEN ACTORS GUILD, INC., a non-profit corporation, and ARTISTS' MANAGERS GUILD, a non-profit corporation ..."" In part, both parties ""entered into a contract dated November 1, 1939, which is hereinafter sometimes called the 'Basic Contract'..."" a supplement extended ""the date of expiration of said Basic Contract to September 18, 1948. Said parties desire to supplement said Basic Contract ... to and including December 31, 1948 ...""Ronald Reagan served as President of the Screen Actors Guild from 1947-1952, and then again from 1959-1960. The Artists' Managers Guild was the official organization of Artist Managers, Artist Representatives, and Agents in Hollywood."

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        Geschichte der Stadt Samarra. Forschungen zur islamischen Kunst 2. Ausgrabungen von Samarra Bd. 6.

      Hamburg : Eckardt & Messtorff; Berlin : Reimer, Andrews & Steiner [in Komm.], 1948.. 290 S. mit 55 Textabb., 33 Taf., 5 Luftbildaufn. u. 1 Kt. Privates Ganzleder.. Aus der Bibliothek von Prof. Dr. Wolfram Kleiss, langjährigem Leiter der Außenstelle Teheran des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. - DIE LANDSCHAFT Der Name Samarra -- Tukulti-Ninurta -- Xenophon -- Medische Mauer -- Königskanal -- Sittake -- Opis -- Baghdad -- Ktesiphon -- Seleukeia -- Dörfer der Parysatis, Takrit, Nodardashir -- Antiochos III. -- Apolloniatis und die Königstraße -- Alexander in Agbatana -- Karische Dörfer. Charax Spasinou -- Nisaya., -- Mandali -- Djalula und Altynköprü -- Artemita-Dastagird -- Chalonitis -- Die Zagros-Tore -- Ptolemaios -- Der Tigris -- Tabula Peutingeriana -- Julianus Apostata -- Die Araber -- Die Qatule -- Band i Adaim -- Al-Mutabbaq und Al-Hait Al-Abyad -- Al-Mutabbaq -- Calu -- DIE STADT Gründung der Stadt des Mu'tasim -- Beschreibung des Straßennetzes bei Ya'qubi -- DIE MENSCHEN Regierung des Mu'tasim Billah -- Regierung des Harun al-Wathiq Billah -- Khalifat des Mutawakkil 'Ala'llah -- Khalifat des Muhammad ibn Dja'far al-Muntasir Billah -- Khalifat des Abu 'Abdallah ibn Dja'far al-Mu'tazz Billah -- Khalifat des Muhammad ibn al-Wathiq al-Muhtadi Billah -- Khalifat des Abu l-cAbbas Ahmad ibn Dja'far al-Mu'tamid 'ala 'llah -- EPIGRAPHISCHES Einzelfunde -- Ghaibat al-Mahdi -- Harba, Brücke des Mustansir.

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        Le Réveil des Morts.

      Les Heures Claires,, Paris, 1948 - In-4, Edition ornée de 35 compositions originales, dont 13 hors-texte, de Maurice LALAU, gravées sur bois par Gilbert Poilliot. Tirage limité à 301 exemplaires. Un des douze de tête sur Japon Moirans (après l'exemplaire unique), contenant un dessin hors-texte original au format de l’ouvrage, une suite en noir de toutes les illustrations, une suite en couleurs des hors-texte et la décomposition de l’une de ces planches. Il a été enrichi d'un deuxième dessin original signé.Très bel exemplaire. Français [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Jazz News. Revue Mensuelle

      Paris: Jazz News,, 1948-50. Nos. 1 -11, complete. Octavo. Wire-stitched in the original pictorial wraps. Housed in chemise in a black flat back cloth solander box. Profusely illustrated. A little rubbed on the wraps, a few minor edge-splits, staples rusted, but overall a very good set. First edition. Short-lived, but highly influential French jazz magazine of the immediate post-war years. Early enthusiasts for bebop. Founded by legendary promoter and producer Eddie Barclay, it counted amongst its contributors some of the most prominent figures on the French jazz scene, Claude Abadie, Eddy Bernard, Hubert Rostaing, and the editor-in-chief for the last four issues, Boris Vian, trumpeter, author, friend of Sartre and de Beauvoir, and 'pataphysician. The numerous photographs which illustrate each issue seem particularly stylish and well-chosen. Complete sets are uncommon.

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        PECES DE LOS LITORALES IBERICO Y MARROQUI

      - Peces de los litorales Iberico y Marroqui y su pesca deportiva.- Madrid, Imprenta Sucesores de Rivadeneyra, 1948; en folio mayor piel editorial lomo cuajado de hierros. Rueda dorada en tapas y contra tapas, corte superior dorado, 613 pp. 1 h. 73 láminas y 18 mapas plegados fuera de texto y 88 láminas y 113 figuras en el texto. Edición numerada de 500 ejemplares en papel de fabricación especial.

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        Cent dessins de Pierre Loti commentés par Claude Farrère EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Tours: Arrault, 1948. Fine. Arrault, Tours 1948, 21,5x28,5cm, broché. - 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. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés en chiffres romains sur vélin de luxe. Notre exemplaire, ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage, est bien complet de la suite de 8 des illustrations. Texte de Claude Farrère. Infimes piqûres sans gravité sur le second plat, dos très légèrement insolé, agréable état intérieur.

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

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Here is a premium full set of British first editions of The Second World War, Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill's perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history... it is a contribution to history..." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office... I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill's work remains seminal, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. Richard Langworth calls the six-volume epic "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. Consequently, superior jacketed sets have become scarce. Here is such a set for collectors, fine first editions in near fine or better dust jackets. The coarse black cloth bindings are immaculate, tight, and square with nicely rounded spines, sharp corners, bright spine gilt, and almost no discernible wear. The contents are crisp and bright. We find no spotting whatsoever and no previous ownership marks of any kind. The red-stained top edges all retain strong color, uniform in appearance across the volumes. The fore edges remain bright and show no soiling. All six dust jackets are clean, unclipped and entirely complete, with no losses. We note only fractional wear at a few spine ends. All six dust jackets have been spared the typical pronounced spine toning and shelf appearance is excellent. The red subtitles are still clearly legible with only minor fading to a few. All six dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. Please note that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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

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

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        122 Colour Photographs

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

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        The Second World War.

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

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

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Here is a superior full set of British first editions of The Second World War, Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill's perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history... it is a contribution to history..." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office... I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill's work remains seminal, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. Richard Langworth calls the six-volume epic "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. Consequently, superior jacketed sets have become scarce. This set is better than most, featuring near fine first printing volumes in very good or better dust jackets. The black cloth bindings remain tight and clean with bright spine gilt and sharp corners, with the sole exception of a bump to the Volume III lower front corner. The contents remain unusually clean. We find no previous ownership marks. The red stained top edges retain deep, unfaded color uniform across all six volumes. A trivial hint of spotting and soiling is confined to the fore edges. The dust jackets are complete with no losses and retain the original front flap prices. We note light wear to a few spine ends and hinges and a few small marks to the lower Volume III & IV spines. The jacket spines of the first four volumes show modest toning but the red subtitles remain legible. All six dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. Please note that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Les Fleurs Du Mal. Spleen et Idéal. Tableaux Parisiens. Lithographies Originales De Édouard Goerg.

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: FACTORIA EDICIONES S de RL de CV]
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        CRUSADE IN EUROPE

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

      [Bookseller: Bartlebys Books]
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