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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"

      Cassell and Company, Ltd., London 1948 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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.: 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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      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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      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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        The Second World War

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

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        All Past Years

      Robert Hale, 1948. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; Acceptable jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a worn but readable copy of scarce title. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Vida ejemplar y heroica de Miguel de Cervantes. Con mil documentos hasta ahora inéditos y numerosas ilustraciones y grabados de época. [7 TOMOS, COMPLETO].

      Madrid, Instituto Editorial Reus, 1948-58. - En 7 tomos de -19,5 x 27,5-, con una media de 623 págs. por tomo. Encuadernación editorial de lujo en plena piel con estampaciones en oro y busto de Cervantes en bajorrelieve, con corte superior dorado y guardas de moaré. PERFECTO EJEMPLAR. (Se trata de las más completa biografía de todas las épocas en la que se sigue paso a paso la vida de Cervantes y todo el contexto político, social, literario, artístico, religioso y bélico de la España de su tiempo.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Resurrection & Other Poems

      Dallas: The Kaleidograph Press, 1948. 55 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Black cloth. Fine in somewhat chipped dust jacket with portrait of author on back. Uncommon. WITH POEM LAID IN Jonathan Henderson Brooks (1905-1945), Baptist minister and poet, was born in Lexington, Mississippi. He attended high school in Missouri and was a graduate of Tougaloo College, where for three years he was employed as assistant to the President. In the last years of his life, Brooks worked in the Post Office in Corinth, Mississippi.Langston Hughes praised this posthumous collection of verse: "Jonathan Henderson Brooks wrote the most beautiful poem I know that came out of World War II in the English language-the poem, 'She Said.' Had he lived, I think he would have been one of our major poets." Laid in is a fair holograph sonnet entitled "Cairo. At the Mason-Dixon line."

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        Oeuvres complètes

      Monte Carlo, Editions du Livre; Lausanne, Henri Kaeser (Editions du grande-chêne), 1948 - Ca. 2350 S. 22x16 cm (8°). 8 Bände mit Almanach. Orig.-Broschur. Nr. 203 von 3150 Exemplaren. Erste Gesamtausgabe. Umschlag an den Rändern teilweise leicht gebräunt, innen neuwertig. Schöne Ausgabe Sprache: fr [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Lausanne, Editions du Grand-chêne, 1948. 16,5x23 cm. Reliures en demi chagrin rouge à grands coins. Edition originale des Oeuvres Complètes. 8 volumes (ouvrage complet). Tranches dorées. Papier très frais. Un des 3000 exemplaires sur vélin sans bois (n° 397). Ensemble en excellent état. Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rabbi Jonah ben Abraham of Gerona - his Life and Ethical Works

      Edward Goldston, London, 1948, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, 1st Edition, Inscribed by Author(s)The author has inscribed the frontispage of this copy and dated it "August 1949". The general condition of the book is fair. The dustjacket though has wear, tear and marking from usage and shelving. All edges of the dj have small closed tears. The spine of the dj has open and closed tears at the head. The blue cover is in good condition. Pages 157 to end have suffered from crushing at the top corner during storage. Other than this the pages are in very good clean, clear, complete condition throughout. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography; Judaica; Religion; Inscribed by Author(s). Inventory No: ahrt.

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        Joseph und seine Brüder. Erster Band (von 3): Die Geschichten Jaakobs / Der junge Joseph.

      Bermann-Fischer Verlag Stockholm, 1948,. 737(4) S., OLeinen m. OU. Auf dem Vorsatz von Mann signiert. Erste Auflage der Stockholmer Gesamtausgabe. Bandnummer:- Auflage:0. Gutes Exemplar. Umschlag auf der Rückseite mit Randläsuren und vorne mit Einriss. Selten. Potempa A 4. Good copy. Handsigned by the author. Nobelpreis für Literatur 1929. Very rare. Sollten Sie weitere Fragen bzw. Fotowünsche haben, so wenden Sie sich bitte per email an uns.

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      Revista de Occidente, Madrid 1948 - Primera edición. Excelente ejemplar sin abrir. Encuadernación en media tela con punteras y títulos en oro, conservando cubiertas originales en muy buenas condiciones 223 págs.

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        Man and Superman : a Comedy and a Philosophy 1901-3

      Dodd, Mead and Company, 1948, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, Signed by Author(s)although this book is not signed by shaw, it is signed by the entire cast of the 1948 theatre production held at the Hudson theatre Ney York City in 1948.the cast is listed on the rear of the jacket and it mirrors the signatures. they are : Malcolm Keen, Miriam Stovall, Chester Stratton, Maurice Evans,Frances Rowe, Josephine Brown, Phoebe Mackay, Carmen Mathews, Jack Manning, Tony Bickley and Victor Sutherland. these signatures are all on the half title page. the board is also inscribed under the front board "to my good friend EMH from M.K. this is probably Malcolm Keen. the front end page has been removed from the book and there are small signs of wear. the binding is excellent and the book is complete with 4 double sided photo plates. the jacket is poor. it has been laminated and is torn and unattractive. not signed by george bernard shaw. Quantity Available: 1. Signed by Author(s). Inventory No: 59fi.

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        Typed Document, Signed 1948 No intention of living abroad permanently

      1948 - Tennesse Williams. Typed document, signed. 1 December, 1948. 1p on his typical onionskin paper. "To whom it may concern: This is to confirm that I was born in the United States of America and that my permanent home is in the United States at 53 Arundel Place, Clayton Missouri, also that I have no intention of living abroad permanently." With a typed, signed, & stamped notarial statement below. Boldly signed by Williams. This little attestation is actually rather interesting. Such statements were, and are still, often required by European authorities for foreigners' visa requirements. At the time Williams was in Italy, where, earlier that year, he was in "in the company of a teenaged Italian boy - called "Rafaello" in Williams' Memoirs - to whom he provided financial assistance for several years afterwards, a situation which planted the seed of Williams' first novel The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone." Rather good evidence that he was not heartbroken, as he did not immediately flee Rome. In fact, Williams did not return to the US until the spring of 1949. PLEASE NOTE: The price includes shipping worldwide by Fedex. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Summer and Smoke

      Signet Books # D2019, 1948, Mass Market Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Inscribed By AuthorSize: 12mo - over 6

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        The Novels of Jane Austen, bound in 3 Volumes: Sense and Sensibility + Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park + Emma; Northanger Abbey + Persuasion

      London: Allan Wingate 1948. 326, ix, 337pp.; 419, 426pp.; 260, 255pp. Bayntun Riviere binding: a cherry-red half calf with red cloth boards and a gilt top edge and gilt lettering and stamping on spine. The three spines have uniformly faded to a pretty salmon-pink. Minor scuffing to spines showing a darker red beneath, some ghosting on marbled endpapers, where a previous owner has written 'Dec 1949' in pencil on the f.e.p., otherwise 3 lovely volumes, very clean and bright inside. . Very Good. Half Calf. The Chawton Edition. 1948. 8vo..

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        Five Go Off to Camp

      London, Hodder & Stoughton,, 1948. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to front cover and spine in black, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated by Eileen Soper. Small owner's name to recto of front free endpaper and pencil gift inscription to verso, spine bumped, small owner's name to verso of dust jacket, lightly rubbed and nicked to corners. First edition, first impression. Eighth adventure of the Famous Five.

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      Unknown, Argentina 1948 - ORIGINAL Argentina linen backed Movie Poster for the 1948 movie, "THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE", starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Alfonso Bedoya and Bruce Bennett. Directed by John Huston. Based upon the novel by B. Traven. 28 1/4" x 43 1/4". Gold with black text in Spanish. Drawing of Bogart in character as Fred C. Dobbs. This film was nominated for many awards and won several including Oscars for Walter Huston for Best Supporting Actor, and for his son, John Huston for Best Director and Best Writing, Screenplay. This original Argentinean poster is especially appealing and scarce, possessing a rural quality. One can see it plastered on buildings in rainy Argentinean villages. "When Gold was a hope born among the North Americanos". Professionally linenbacked and restored (originally folded). Always FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.

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      1948. Original photograph album. Tooled calf. Very Good. Contains 110 b&w photographs (some 3.75"x2.5", some 4"x3", the largest 8"x5.75"). Photos are mounted to both sides of heavy black paper, the leaves separated by tissue guards with a dragon motif. Laid in is the itinerary of the voyage from San Francisco to Tsingtao (7 Sept to 8 Nov, 1948). Also laid in are 2pp-4pp fact sheets on Guam, Okinawa, Tsingtao, and Hong Kong, along with an issue of "The Pine Knot" and the Thanksgiving menu (shipboard printings). Housed in a tooled leather album, showing the Pier Pagoda in Tsinglao, China; leather edge stitching, snap closure. Inside the cover is the advertising card of A.H. King, Tailor of Tsingtao. Album measures 10.5" x 7.25" Yeoman Second Class Bryant served aboard the USS "Pine Island." Enroute to China, the ship docked at Pearl Harbor, Guam, and Manila (4 days), and spent three days in Okinawa on the return voyage.

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      Beverly Hills, 22. II. 1948. - Large 4to. 1 p. To the writer and librarian Karl Wache (identified by a contemporary note): "I am happy to grant permission for reprinting a ballad by Franz Werfel [.]". - On stationery with printed letterhead; Austrian censorship stamp. Slight edge defects.

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        Zulu - English Dictionary

      Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg, 1948, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Edition903 pages (complete). A most important publication. Clement Doke was one of the first and finest of African linguists of European origins. Originally a Baptist Missionary, Doke became, the early 1930s head of Bantu Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. It was in this capacity that he most controversially championed the appointment of Benedict Vilikazi to the staff as he believed that it was essential to learn a language from a native speaker. Vilikazi came to be the first African to earn and receive a Ph.D. Vilikazi street in Soweto (where Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu lived) is named after him. Together, Doke and Vilikazi produced this dictionary, published in 1948. It is still regarded as one of the finest works of lexicography for any of the Bantu languages. This copy is much used, but is secure, dignified and resolute. The covers, although knocked and scuffed, are serious and sure. The spine and binding are strong and flexible. The early pages have some creasing. The paper trims have usage markings. The guttering along the front page is open but is still secure and fixed. The pages are relaxed, comfortable, confident, clean, clear, firm against the binding and genial. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Africana - Language; Africana - Zulu; Inventory No: amxv.

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        THE CASE OF THE LONELY HEIRESS (Presentation Copy of the First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1948. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE LONELY HEIRESS. New York: William Morrow, (1948). First Edition. A FINE Copy (very fresh and sharp) in an attractive VERY GOOD ORIGINAL DUST JACKET (which has a chip at the spine tip which just touches the word "case" and a little edge-wear and a tiny bit of soil. INSCRIBED on the front-free endpaper:"To Tee, who is now doing her stuff. With Love and Kisses, Erle." Underneath this, the author has signed his name in full: "Erle Stanley Gardner/February 1948." Tee Rose lived in San Francisco and she and ESG had a long and intimate friendship of nearly 30 years...from 1934 until 1963. He always sent her a copy of every novel he wrote in the year, quite often the month, of publication. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

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        Dark carnival / Ray Bradbury

      London : H. Hamilton, 1948. 1st Edition. Very good copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Titles slightly faded on spine. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Some light foxing marks evident in the bottom margin of pages 9-20 - text unaffected. Bumped corners. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 1st British edition. Rare 1st edition of Bradbury's first book. 271 p. 19 cm. Genre: Horror tales, American -- Short Stories -- Fiction.

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