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        Uncle Dynamite

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, [1948]. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and front board in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Light spotting to edges of text block. A bright copy in excellent condition in a slightly rubbed price-clipped jacket with a few tiny chips. First edition, first impression. The second Uncle Fred novel, in which he assumes the identity of Major Brabazon-Plank to rescue his nephew from a certain fall from grace, having accidentally destroyed two of his future father-in-law's most coveted works of art.

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        Autograph Postcard Signed ("John") to Burgess Meredith, mentioning the film of THE RED PONY, his script fro "VIVA ZAPATA" and a pending lawsuit regarding the film rights to CANNERY ROW

      147 11th St., Pacific Grove, California, 1948. 1p. 1 vols. 5-1/2 x 3-1/4 inches. Very good. From the Estate of Burgess Meredith. Mentioning Red Pony, Zapata script Fascinating postcard from Steinbeck to his good friend, the actor/director Burgess Meredith:"Dear Buzzy: Are you back yet? This little quick jaunt for a picture [THE RED PONY] has been going a long time ... I haven't heard from you in a very long time. The Byrens trial is going to happen in January. I will go down to appear. I have never known whether you are in the same action or a separate one."I am working on Zapata script now and I think it might even be good. I painted my little house inside and out and made repairs and now am ready to fix my garden. New York and the painful past is becoming very remote. The pace is slow here and I have slowed down to match it. Let me hear from you. I want to know what you plan to do next. Saw Paulette for a moment in Mexico. She had a bulls ear (not a cap)"Do write"John"The reference to the Byrens trial is explained by Jackson Benson (THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF JOHN STEINBECK, NY, 1984, p. 610: "He had made arranges with Lewis Milestone ... and Burgess Meredith to do a film of CANNERY ROW, and now one Bernie Byrens was filing a million dollar breach-of-contract suit, alleging that he had acquired the film rights to the novel in 1945."

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        TIME WAS AWAY A Notebook in Corsica

      London: John Lehmann. 1948. First edition, first printing. Original yellow cloth with green titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely near fine copy with bright yellow cloth boards. The contents are entirely complete and without inscriptions or stamps. There is some spotting to the edge of the endpapers otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with beautiful near fine original dustwrapper which shows only light rubbing to the extremities. Not price-clipped. An excellent example, rare in this condition. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        La Maitre de Santiago. Lithographies de Mariano Andreu.

      - Paris, Les Presses de la Cité, 1948, 33,5 x 26 cm., ejemplar en rama con dobles cubiertas originales en cartulina y en cartoné, estuche en cartoné original, 163 págs. incluso 7 litografías originales de Mariano Andreu a toda página + 2 h. (Primera edición ilustrada de esta obra. Tirada de 250 ejemplares numerados en magnífico papel "Vélin pur chiffon de lana". Mariano Andreu fue un pintor, dibujante, grabador, escultor, esmaltador, decorador y escenógrafo catalán nacido en Mataró en 1888 y fallecido en Biarritz en 1976, donde residía desde 1945 tras mas de 20 años en París; esta obra es uno de sus trabajos mas apreciados).

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        I TRE BOYSCOUTS 01-28

      EDIZIONI CASTELLO 1948 - I TRE BOYSCOUTS nn. 1-28 sequenza completa Edizioni Castello 1948 spillato 25 x 35 cm pag. 8 + cop. ciascuno b/n Stato di conservazione: OTTIMO! Il numero 1 è in condizioni buone: copertina staccata e strappetti lungo in bordi. Negli altri numeri sono da segnalare solo alcune piccole macchie. Giornale contenitore che esce in 32 numeri (dal n. 31 il nome diventa Condor-I 3 boyscouts). Presenta storie a mezzatinta tra cui la serie Tre ragazzi alla Ventura di G. Carom e disegni di Aldo Torchio (Altor) e Cicco Panco di Luigi Fiorini. 25x35, S., 8 pp., b/n

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

      London: The Hogarth Press -52 1948 - Fourteen volumes. "Uniform Edition", mixed impressions. Publisher's green cloth, gilt lettered to the spines, yellow printed dust jackets, not price clipped, occasional neat pencilled annotations. The jacket spines evenly tanned, volume III with a mark towards the foot, three jackets with loss to the head with subsequent fading to the exposed cloth, two of these volumes with neat repairs on the jacket verso, a very good set overall. A complete set of the Uniform Edition of the works of Virginia Woolf, published in several issues in the immediate post war period at between 7s 6d and 10s 6d per volume.

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        The Second World War, a full set of six British first editions, inscribed in every volume by Churchill to his cousin, with correspondence and emendations

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This remarkable full set of British first editions is inscribed in each volume by Churchill to his first cousin, Captain Oswald Moreton Frewen.  The set also bears three letters to Oswald from two of Churchill's private secretaries, as well as Oswald's emendations.  Four of the volumes (I, II, III & V) are inscribed and dated in the year of publication.  Volume IV is inscribed in 1952, and the sixth and final volume is inscribed simply "Oswald by Winston".  In Volume I, beside his own name in Churchill's inscription Oswald wrote: "King's Harbour Master | Scapa Flow | March '39 to Sept '42" and beside Churchill's signature "First Lord of the Admiralty | & | Prime Minister of Britain".  Volume III bears a letter to Oswald from Churchill's private Secretary Cecily Gemmell on Chartwell stationery regarding Oswald's suggested emendations and returning the book to Oswald with Winston's signature.  Volumes IV and V each bear letters from Churchill's Private Secretary Jock Colville on 10 Downing Street stationery regarding Oswald's suggested emendations.  Volume IV also includes the original franked 10 Downing Street envelope in which Colville's letter was sent.  In Volume V, Oswald hand copied the lengthy letter from himself to Jock Colville that prompted Colville's reply and also penciled margin comments on pages 68, 484, 518, and 551.  Oswald Moreton Frewen (1887-1958) was first cousin to Winston Churchill (1874-1965).  His mother Clara (1851-1935) was the eldest sister of Churchill's mother, Jennie (1854-1921).  Oswald was the youngest of three children born to Clara Jerome Frewen and Moreton Frewen.  Oswald attended Eton and then joined the Royal Navy in 1902, his "first and only love in the realm of vocation."  (Sailor's Soliloquy, Concluding Note by Leigh Holman, p.246)  Oswald was present in every naval engagement in the North Sea during the First World War and, after the war, served for a period at the Admiralty assisting preparation of the official naval history of the war.  Oswald left the Navy in 1922 for careers in journalism and the law, but returned to active service in the Navy in 1939, the same year that Winston returned to the Government as First Lord of the Admiralty.  Oswald became KingÂ’s Harbour Master of Scapa Flow, a post he held from March 1939 to September 1942, also playing a role in the Algiers and Normandy landings and finally retiring from the Navy in 1945 with the rank of Captain.  In his retirement years, Oswald read and annotated cousin Winston's history of the First World War and closely followed the publication of Winston's history of The Second World War and kept in touch with his cousin.  In 1949, Oswald and his sister Clare were Christmas guests at Chartwell.  (Gilbert, Volume VIII, p.498)   On 22 August 1950, Churchill wrote to Oswald about trying to complete the fourth volume: "I have had to give up all my holiday," he complained, and stated "Volume IV is a worse tyrant than Attlee."  (Gilbert, Volume VIII, p.548)  As this set attests, Oswald chose to congratulate Winston on his completed volume by sending him corrections!   Oswald had a childless marriage late in life.  These books come to us from Oswald's great-nephew.  The set is exceptional for content, rather than condition.  All six original bindings are sound and tight, but scuffed and a bit worn, consistent with the fact that they were diligently read by Churchill's cousin.  The contents bear modest spotting, mostly confined to page edges.  Top edges are sunned to various shades of pink.  The only remnant of the original dust jackets is the front flap text of the Volume III jacket, affixed to the Volume III front pastedown.  We find no previous ownership marks in the set other than the aforementioned author inscriptions, comments by Oswald, and correspondence from Churchill's private secretaries.  The set is housed in two stout, dark red cloth slipcases. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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        WHAT A DIFFERENCE A SHMOO MAKES ( ORIGINAL ART PEN & INK DAILY STRIP )

      WHAT A DIFFERENCE A SHMOO MAKES, United Features Syndicate, Inc., 1948, vg+/near fine. ORIGINAL ART PEN & INK DAILY strip consisting of 3 panels. From the collection of science fiction author and Grandmaster, Harry Harrison.

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        CIEN AÑOS DE FERROCARRIL EN ESPAÑA. 4 TOMOS

      - Madrid, 1948. Edita Comisión Oficial para la Commemoración del Primer Centenario del Ferrocarril en España. Edición numerada. Tirada de 1200 ejemplares. Ejemplar 601. holandesa piel con hierros nervios. Lomera rozada algo deslucida. Tomo 1, 441 pp. Tomo 2, 437 pp. Tomo 3, 394. tomo 4, 585 pp. FERROCARRIL

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        Les Fleurs du mal Spleen et idéal Tableaux parisiens Lithographies originales de Edouard Goerg

      Paris: Marcel Sautier, 1948. Livre. Illus. by Edouard Goerg. Très bon. En Feuilles. In-4. Paris, Marcel Sautier, 1948-1952. 2 volumes in-4, 32,5 x 26 cm, (10) - II - 140 (8), (8) 172 (8) pp., 269 lithographies originales en noir dont 4 en couvertures, 2 frontispices et 263 encadrant le texte à pleine page dont 33 à double page, en feuilles sous couvertures illustrées, chemises et étui de l'éditeur. Tirage à 200 exemplaires, tous sur vélin pur fil à la forme du Marais. Celui-ci, exemplaire de collaborateur (n° XVIII), comportant, comme les 20 exemplaires numérotés 11 à 30, une SUITE à part en noir de toutes les lithographies sur Malacca teinté. Cette édition monumentale, l'une des plus belles illustrations des Fleurs du mal, fut commencée en 1944. Le premier volume fut imprimé fin 1947 et le second ne parut qu'en 1952. Rare avec les somptueuses suites. Très bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 1116).

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        Schriftsteller (1875-1955): Eigenh. Widmung mit Unterschrift (4 Zeilen), Wien, 25. IX. 1952. In Thomas Mann: "Ausgewählte Erzählungen".

      Stockholm, Bermann-Fischer, 1948.. 2. Aufl (6.-12. Tsd.) 860 S., 1 Bl. Braunes OLn. Mit dem goldgeprägten Signet von Th. Mann a. Deckel. OU.. Dieser Sammelband mit den besten Erzählungen von Thomas Mann (u. a.: Der kleine Herr Friedemann / Tristan / Tonia Kröger / Herr und Hund / Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull / Der Tod in Venedig / Unordnung und frühes Leid / Mario und der Zauberer / Das Wunderkind) erschien in Manns Exilverlag in der Reihe "Stockholmer Gesamtausgabe der Werke von Thomas Mann". Auf dem weißen Vorsatz seines Buches hat Th. Mann bei seinem ersten Aufenthalt in Wien nach dem Kriege mit blauer Tinte geschrieben: "Renate Riedl / mit den herzlichsten Wünschen / Wien, 25. Nov. 1952 // Thomas Mann. [Namenszug unterstrichen]. Erst am 30. Juni desselben Jahres (1952) war der von den Nazis vertriebene Thomas Mann nach Europa zurückgekehrt. Vom 17. bis 26. November hielt er sich auf Einladung des österreichischen PEN-Clubs in Wien auf. Vor seinem Vortrag: "Der Künstler und die Gesellschaft" im Konzerthaus Wien gab er am 18. 11. eine berühmt gewordene Pressekonferenz, die eine schriftliche "Richtigstellung von mißverstandenen Äußerungen" nach sich zog (gedruckt u. a. In: Neue Zeitung, München 30. 12. 1952). - // - Die Theaterwissenschaftlerin Renate Riedl veröffentlichte 1947 in Wien ihre Dissertation: "Philipp Langmann. Leben und Werk". Es ist dies nach wie vor die einzige Monographie über diesen Österreichischen Dramatiker, der seinen Erfolg dem Verbot von Hauptmanns Drama "Die Weber" in Österreich verdankte. Vielleicht hat dies die herzliche Widmung des damals schon weltberühmten Thomas Mann bewirkt. - Sehr schön. - Besonders selten ist der ungewöhnlich gut erhaltene Schutzumschlag, der nur an den Rändern winzige Verletzungen hat. - Das Buch selbst ist tadellos. - Bis 15. März stelle ich auf der LEIPZIGER ANTIQUARIATSMESSE aus. - Deshalb kann ich Ihre Betellung erst ab 16. März bearbeiten. - Ich DANKE für Ihre Geduld.

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        Crusade in Europe

      [New York: Doubleday & Company, 1948. Carbon copy typescript, 23 chapter. 2 vols. 4to. In black morocco-grained cloth binders. Some rust and small tears from paper clips at margins, else near fine. Carbon copy typescript of Eisenhower's memoir of the WWII European campaign, Crusade in Europe. With a note from Bill Robinson, Vice-President of the Herald Tribune, giving this typescript to Doug Black, President of Doubleday, the book's publisher. It was by Robinson's insistence that Eisenhower wrote these memoirs.The typescript differs little from the first published edition, with the following edits being the most significant:Chapters 16 and 17 in the typescript, "Pursuit" and "Battle of Supply" are arranged with slight modification in the published edition as "Pursuit and the Battle of Supply" (chapter 16) and "Autumn Fighting of Germany's Frontier" (chapter 17). Chapters 22 and 23, "Europe after V-E Day," and "Russia" are also re-arranged in the published edition as "Victory's Aftermath" (chapter 22), "Operation Study" (chapter 23) and "Russia" (chapter 24). The final paragraph of the typescript does not appear in the published edition, and is replaced by an eight paragraph discussion of the merits of democracy in facing the growing threat of Communism.After a gentlemen's agreement on Dec 30, 1947, Eisenhower began work on the first draft of Crusade in Europe, completing it March 29, 1948. This draft was finished July 4 of that year and a final typescript, now at Columbia University, was produced before the book was published in the fall of 1948.

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        AMERICAN HOME LIFE. 1650 . 1905. American Adventure Series No. I.

      Latin American Village, (1948), El Monte, California: - Illustrated with 20 color printed heavy stiff-stock cards, depicting the divers rooms founds in American Home life over the past 2-1/2 centuries. "'American Home Life' is the first of serveral series of color plates dealing with the history of the United States and to be known as 'The American Adventure.' . Our selection of rooms has been for the sake of variety and with some consideration of the importance of different parts of the house at different periods of history." This set starts with New Amersterdam (Dining Room) - 1650, proceeds to Virginia Colony (Parlor) - 1720, to Mohawk Valley (Common Room) - 1760, to Pennsylvania Dutch (Kitchen) - 1790, to Boston (Library) - 1810, to Charleston (Ballroom) - 1820, to New Orleans (Veranda) - 1840, to The Prairie (Bedroom) - 1855, to Illinois (Kitchen) - 1870, to Chicago (Boudoir) - 1880, to finally, Los Angeles (Veranda) - 1905. Portfolio - Nr Fine. Cards & booklet - VG+. Booklet- printed paper wrappers, stapled. All housed in custom black half-leather portfolio, with 3 maroon cloth ties, printed paper title label to spine. Portfolio: 16-3/4" x 12-1/4". Illustrations: 13" x 10". Booklet: 11-7/8" x 8-3/4". 1st edition. Not located on OCLC. 24 page booklet with explanatory text. Bibliography, p. 24. Printed at La Puente Valley Journal. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Uncle Dynamite.

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, [1948] - Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and front board in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Light spotting to edges of text block. A bright copy in excellent condition in a slightly rubbed price-clipped jacket with a few tiny chips. First edition, first impression. The second Uncle Fred novel, in which he assumes the identity of Major Brabazon-Plank to rescue his nephew from a certain fall from grace, having accidentally destroyed two of his future father-in-law's most coveted works of art. McIlvaine A68a. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Poemes.

      Lyon: L'Arbalete, 1948.. 107, [2] S., illustr. Or.kt. mit bedrucktem transparentem Umschlag, gr.4°. Nummerierte Ausgabe, Exemplar N° 385 von insgesamt 1000 ausschliesslich Subskribenten vorbehaltenen Exemplaren. Gedruckt in Rot und Schwarz auf der Handpresse von Marc Barbezat in Lyon auf Pur fil Lana. Der illustrierte Umschlag wurde gestaltet unter Verwendung von Porträts von Jean Genet nach Fotografien von Douchan Stanimirovitch. Der transparente Schutzumschlag ist auf der Vorderseite mit "Poemes" bedruckt und auf der Rückseite mit "Jean Genet". Der transparente Umschlag auf der Rückseite mit einer kleinen Fehlstelle, der Schnitt etwas angestaubt, davon abgesehen schönes Exemplar..

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        Heráldica De La Catedral De Barcelona. Prólogo De Agustín Durán y Sanpere.

      Talleres De La Tipografía Domingo, Barcelona 1948 - XII - 297 pp. todas ilustradas, más índice. Excelente edición de sólo 5 ejemplares en papel de hilo superior, pintados a mano a varias tintas, más oro y plata. Ilustrado con 297 grandes escudos a plena página. En rama, con caja de resguardo editorial. Size: 35,5 x 26 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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        T S Eliot Tentatively Accepts An Invitation to Dinner (TLS)

      London, 1948. One page TLS, on Faber and Faber letterhead, dated February 1948. T.S. Eliot writes to the poet Dunstan Thompson, thanking him for his note and accepting an invitation to dinner, if it can be put off a month or so. In part: "...I should be very glad to come to dinner, but I am afraid it must now be left until some time after Easter...But I should think that March 31st was a possible date if that is satisfactory to you..." Signed by Eliot at the close. An interesting association; Thompson was an American poet who settled in the UK, and who had enjoyed some critical acceptance after the publication of his first book in 1946; he had also edited a literary review that published Pound, Weldon Kees and Richard Eberhart, among others. Not long after the publication of his first novel Thompson more or less disappeared from public view for reasons unknown. The letter is in generally near fine condition, folded for mailing, a small tear at the upper left edge, a small chip at the upper right but nice and bright in appearance and with a strong, bold signature by Eliot.

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        THE TRAVELLING GRAVE AND OTHER STORIES

      Arkham House, Sauk City 1948 - Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-3] 4-235 [236: blank] [237: colophon] [238: blank], illustration by Frank Utpatel, cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free end paper: "With the best wishes of the/ the writer,/ Leslie Hartley." The author's first collection issued in the U.S. culled from two U.K. titles and some unpublished manuscripts. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-80. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-113. A fine copy, head of spine slightly bumped, in a fine dust jacket, touch of rubbing to head of spine panel. The Arkham edition is quite scarce being signed. (10690) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        PECES DE LOS LITORALES IBERICO Y MARROQUI Y SU PESCA DEPORTIVA

      - Madrid, Suc. de Rivadeneyra, 1948, folio piel, 613 págs.+ 1 h. + numerosas láminas y mapas, corte superior dorado y caja. Edición numerada de 500 ejemplares en papel de fabricación especial. Ejemplar con dedicatoria manuscrita del autor

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        [Manuscript]: A Study of Medical and Public Health Problems in Whittier, Alaska

      Whittier, Alaska. 1948. An original typescript report by Dr. Ruth Hennessey Bowe stationed in Alaska with her husband, Dr. John Bowe, the head of the Whittier Dispensary, the lone hospital run by the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Quarto. 100pp., typed rectos only. Illustrated with hand drawn maps and 26 captioned, black and white photographs. Clasp-bound brown binder with typed paper label. Some waviness to the covers from moisture but with little or no effect to the interior leaves, very good or better.An overview of Whittier, Alaska with a (then) recent history of the area, including an overview of local industries (fishing, construction, lumber), transportation (railroad and shipping), public utilities (water and sewage), and the local work force with a particular focus on health issues, such as accommodations, safety regulations (or lack thereof, with a list of typical injuries suffered), workplace conditions, sanitation, and health services. Bowe concludes that little effort above the officially required rules govern most industries in the area, resulting in untrained labor, generally unsafe work environments, with poor sanitation, and only the barest of amenities. The result is a workforce populated mostly by rough, ill-mannered migrant workers.The 30 pages of text are illustrated with a half-dozen hand drawn illustrations of Prince William Sound, local town maps showing the route of the railroad, a state view showing other Alaskan cities, and a diagram of the hospital. The photographs are a mix of commercially produced photo postcards and original photographs (measuring 5.5" x 3.5" and 2" x 2") showing fishing boats, barges, docks, water storage tanks, a lumber mill, a glacier, a military hospital, a railroad, and several aerial views of Anchorage. Also laid in are two issues of Alaskan Health produced by the U.S. Public Health Service from February and May of 1948.A firsthand report on an important Alaskan port city during the early but vital post war years. .

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        The most important records of the development of Israel in private hands. In 15 notebooks, and approximately 350 handwritten pages, Dov Yosef, Military Governor during the independence and Minister of just about everything afterwards, documents the words of the inner sanctum

      Archive Comprises: 1 -The Independence War; 2 - The Sinai War; 3 - Israeli relations with America; 4 - The activities and never-before published words in closed-door meetings of Ben-Gurion, Shertok, Meir, Begin, Eshkol, and more; 5 - The building and empowering of the IDF, weapons trade & strategic decisions such as unconventional weaponry, guidelines for preemptive warfare, drafts and recruitment, supply resources and purchases, etc.; 6 - Critical political decisions during election campaigns; 7 - Payments from Germany as retribution for the Holocaust; 8 - Foreign affairs discussions and the shaping of foreign policy. Fine condition.Dov Yosef Protocols - 1948 - 1964 - A new discovery of extremely important historical significance: Israeli Minister - Dov Yosef 15 hand written notebooks (about 600-page plus) containing the uncensored protocols of most of the Governmental meetings that took place in the crucial years of the establishment of the State of Israel between 1948-1964.Dov Yosef was born in Canada in 1899. He was the military governor of Jerusalem during the Independence War, and during Israel's first fifteen years he filled a number of key ministerial positions: Minister of Rationing and Supplies, Minister of Justice, Minister of Health, Minister of Development, Minister of Transportation, Minister of Industry and Commerce. During those years of 1948-1964, he kept a detailed protocol of all the government meetings and discussions. This unprecedented manuscript with hundreds of quotes from David Ben-Gurion and other key figures in the Israeli politics reveals the facts, the decision-making process, the motives, the ideology and the arguments of the ancestors of the State of Israel in these crucial years. The protocols deal with important issues such as the question of Jerusalem, borders, Palestinian refugees problem, nuclear capability, relations between orthodox and secular Jews, the visions of the people who established the State of Israel, the relations between the Jewish majority and the Arab minority in Israel and much more.These are hot, actual and relevant issues which Israel and the world still debate. The first fifteen years are the most crucial years in the shaping and development of Israel, among the many subjects discussed in the protocols are:? The independence war? The Sinai war? The building and empowering of the IDF, weapons trade and strategic decisions (unconventional weaponry, guidelines for preemptive warfare, drafts and recruitment, supply resources and purchases etc.)? Critical political decisions during election campaigns? Payments from Germany as retribution for the Holocaust? Foreign affairs discussions and the shaping of foreign policy This is by far one of the rarest and most complete documents of Israel in its first years, reading it gives an unparallel view and insight to the on goings of the political scene as well as a perspective of the real opinions and thoughts of the first leaders of the nation, all uncut and uncensored from within the closed doors of the governments meetings. It is a backstage pass to the administration of Israel and its leaders in its most crucial and turbulent era. Dov Yosef (1899 - 1980), was a military governor of Jerusalem during the War of Independence and a minister in Israeli governments, a lawyer in his profession. Born Bernard Yosef in Montreal, Canada, he studied at the Universities of Canada and London, and was Doctor of Philosophy of Law. Yosef was an activist in the 'Avoda' Movement and joined 'Mapai' in 1933. He served as the legal advisor of the Jewish Agency's management and as a replacement to the head of its political department. During World War II, he was in charge of drafting the settlement's volunteers for the British army, and was a member of the agency's management since 1945. He was one of the settlement leaders who were arrested during the Black Sabbath. After the end of the War of Independence, the country was exhausted from the long and bloody war, and as the gates of the country were opened for mass immigration, the population increased in hundreds of thousands in just a few months. That situation hurt the economy and forced emergency steps.In April 1949 the government declared a policy of rationing basic food products. Dov Yosef was appointed the task of being the Supply and Ration Minister. That position was given to him in light of his success as Jerusalem military governor during the siege. In August 1950, the rationing was expanded for clothing and dressing also, and a team of inspectors was formed in order to prevent smuggling of products under inspection. Following public opinion the Department of Supply and Rationing was cancelled in 1951, and Dov Yosef was appointed as Minister of Transportation. Dov Yosef served as a Knesset member from the first Knesset to the fifth, and served in many positions including Minister of Agriculture, Transportation, Law, Trade and Commerce, Health, and even a minister without portfolio. Dov Yosef was one of Ben-Gurion's most loyal supporters.During the crisis of "The Affair", in the early 60's, he took Ben-Gurion's side and agreed with his decision that an inquisition committee would decide on the question at hand rather than a committee of Knesset ministers, which is politically biased. At the times of the splitting of 'Mapai' and the foundation of 'Rafi' by David Ben-Gurion in 1965, Dov Yosef chose not to join 'Rafi' and stayed in 'Mapai', but was taken off the list of Avoda candidates for the 6th Knesset by prime minister Levi Eshkol, and was not included in Eshkol's government that rose after the elections. Yosef was well known for his integrity and purposeful way of speech. Selected quotes from the protocols: YEAR 1948 14/11/48 - Ben-Gurion says that he has explained the government's position regarding the NEGEV to the "Times" and the "Herald Tribune" in New-York. He told them that we will be evicted from the NEGEV only by force and that England is playing a dangerous game, wanting to prevent contact and peace between the Jews and the Arabs at any cost, and that America shouldn't be follow them blindly. In regards to Jerusalem he told them that the Jews in Jerusalem will never accept a foreign regime. 14/11/48 - It was decided that the first meetings of the founding committee will take place in Jerusalem and then will be held in Tel-Aviv until the question of the capital is resolved. YEAR 1949 6/3/49 - Kaplan returned from the USA and announces that he signed an agreement for a loan of 35 million dollars with the import/export bank on the account of a total load of 100 million dollars. 6/5/49 - Discussion on the military structure. We recruited all the man-power 115,000 people, among which 4,500 casualties, 4,000 wounded, 800 prisoners 24/5/49 - Sharet announces our acceptance to the U.N. it was a great occasion. I read to the prime minister the speech I made, I tried to prove the loyalty of the Jewish nation to the idea of peace based on its stake. Ben-Gurion did not agree he claimed against my statements that he wanted us to base our aspiration for peace not based on our stake in Israel but based on the Jewish tradition and moral foundations. 2/8/49 - Sharet delivers the word of our ambassador's first meeting in London, it appears we are on the break of a turning point in the British policy in the Middle East and it is a good turn from the Israeli view point. 5/12/49 - Ben-Gurion: I am not sure we are seeing the harsh reality in the things we explain to others. We talk frequently about our achievements. We must stop, in my opinion, Arabs from entering the country in any way and by any means, and they should know that we will not discuss the return of Arabs as long as there is no peace. They [the Americans] wish to make us do things without the Arabs agreeing to discuss peace. By doing that they assist the Arabs to push peace farther away. We should not be a party to that. Our national security situation is severe, the Arab nations are 30-40 times our size and refuse to make peace with us. There is an objective significance to that. Our existence for now is a miracle, but we must not count on miracles.YEAR 1956 29/7/56 - G. Meir announces: Nasser announced that he is ending the contract for the Suez Canal and that from now on it is an Egyptian canal. He promises free sailing, meaning that it is up to him, he said nothing about keeping the Kushta agreement. Nasser nationalized the canal and also announced that he shall build the Aswan dam from their own money, but that is a lie. There are greetings for Nasser from the Communist countries, it is probable that the Russians knew and maybe even agreed with the nationalization. Ben [Bar] - Yehuda : I do not agree with standing by regarding the actions of Nasser in the canal, why should we not tell the world that this is a universal route that should be opened for all, including us. 5/8/56 - Ben-Gurion: Two phenomena dictate the relations with America: the American Jewish community will not be able to keep doing what is does for the state of Israel if America is hostile. Without some measure of friendship of the government and public opinion in America the American Jews will not be able to help us. With Russia too we must have proper relations and friendly ones will be even better despite my opinion of their regime. We should not despair of Jewish immigration from Russia even though chances now are slim.Truces we must follow only on the base of mutual cease of hostilities, if they do not keep the truce it will not exist for us as well. I know what a new war will bring, even if we win it, not 5,000 casualties but many more, settlements will be destroyed, from Beer-Sheva there may not remain anything but a memory and a third of Tel-Aviv may be destroyed. One cannot say that our policy of strengthening the military and prevention of war was not right. On the other hand if we will not be ready to protect ourselves against terrorism and the trampling of our rights, even at the risk of war, it will be worse than war, there will be no salvation for us if terror will rule Israel. Ben-Gurion: any demand of equality for Arabs in Israel is insincere, if it was a sincere demand one should have demanded that Arabs be drafted to the IDF, that is equality. I haven't heard anything about that from MAPAM nor the Arabs for eight years. 23/12/56 - After going over the material carefully I think that the annexation of Gaza into Israel will be a disaster for Israel, we will not be able to digest another 300,000 Arabs. A complete UN regime in Gaza is a great threat to security because it will become a base of operations for the Faddayun which will be hard to fight against, the UN will not be able to prevent it and we will not be able to attack the UN, so I believe the best solution is a De-Facto Israeli regime in Gaza, De-Facto and not De-Jure, meaning Israel will supply all services, courts, schools transportation etc. but with no annexation. YEAR 1957 11/3/57 - A Halperin reports the assassination of Dr. Kastner. 4/8/57 - Ben-Gurion: announces that the Russians are building a nuclear reactor in Egypt, not experimental, but rather one to be used for nuclear power. Every reactor that can be used to generate power can also be used to make atomic bombs, so I was told by an American scientist. Our scientist already know the secret to making heavy water, we can obtain the facilities and personnel to build these facilities. This will require the building of a town in the Negev. We can also obtain the heavy water and uranium needed for this reactor. I have no shadow of a doubt that the Egyptians will have atomic bombs in a few years, I do not wish, nor can I take the responsibility for the state of Israel if we will not be armed with the same weapon. We have information that leaves no trace of doubt that the Egyptians are building a nuclear reactor. If we begin in five years we will have the option to generate atomic power for peaceful purposes, in order to use it for non-peaceful purposes another installation will be necessary and special knowledge which requires special technologists and facilities. Ben-Gurion: It has come to my attention that Abramov told Hazan: you did not experience the devastation of cities by the bombs, the meaning of these things is very clear. He knows that our country can be destroyed, we also know from a very true source that there was a thought to bomb Israel during a single night, and no necessarily by an Arab nation.Barzilay: I thought you said afterwards that it was only a rumor. Ben-Gurion: no.Ben-Gurion: we must use the new power that the world discovered, it is already in use in England and Russia, we have no coal and little oil.Eshkol: you claim it will cost 30 million dollars, I am confident it will cost more, but we don't even have the 30 million.Ben-Gurion: economically, something happened in regards to "Shell", although they are not stopping from selling us oil, they are removing the firm name they are willing to help us obtain oil but not under the name "Shell". They may very well succumb to the Arab pressure tomorrow and cease selling us oil altogether. At this moment we can get assistance, tomorrow, I don't know. We must reach a decision now. It will be a huge liability if we miss this opportunity. In 3 months we will not be able to this deal since at the moment the European union for atomic matters is being established, they will not be allowed to sign further agreements. If we make an agreement now they will be allowed to follow through on it.It was decided to empower the defense ministry to sign an agreement concerning nuclear power. YEAR 1959 15/1/59 - Ben Gurion (on Begin in the Knesset): He stood in hysteria, and shouted: I will hand you over for trial, he thinks that when the reign will be in their hands, they will make suitable rules and then hand me over for trial. It is clear to me.Also, he said in the Knesset that if he won't speak nobody will speak. Now he doesn't have the strength, and I know what he will do if he gain power.I do not believe Begin, and not Vilenska that they are democratic.They possess no chance of reaching power, not even by a coalition.I know what he wants - Ben Eliezer threatens with fists in the Knesset - they are fascists.If they have the power, they will not hesitate for one moment - and then will come a civil war.There are those in the country who would not accept it. It must be prevented. If he speaks in the Knesset about "Altalena" I will deliver the facts.Nobody opposed the decision. Rabbi Maimon was abstaining decision.In the temporary state committee it was approved unanimously. 2/8/59 - Ben-Gurion: We are somewhat naïve regarding our friendships with nations. We think that a Jewish nation identifies with anything we need. There is no such thing. Sometime interests clash, we should not think that France is in our pockets forever that is why we must make ties with Germany, France needs Germany, it is an effort against the Anglo-Saxon hegemony especially England, De-Gaulle realized that he cannot live in the past and he is trying to tighten relations with Germany and build a counter-power or counter-weight in Europe. That is why we must tie close relations as we can with Germany. Anywhere we can find friendship and help in the time of need, anywhere we can get weapons, we must do so and that brings me again to the relations with Germany. YEAR 1960 17/1/60 - Ben-Gurion: I see three possibilities of an armed conflict between us and Egypt a) if Nasser tries to close the straits of Eilat to us. b) the execution of the Jordanian project [diversion of river routs to dry Israel up] or severe conflicts on the Syrian border where the topographic layout will force us to use aerial response which will escalate to full scale war c) a surprise attack initiated by Nasser. That is the most dangerous option.In my opinion we have at least three peaceful years. We must prepare during this time in the following fields: 1) raising the armed quality of the IDF 2) the speedup of the reserve recruitment process 3) diplomatic efforts to ensure the supply of weapons and ammunitions 4) stubborn striving to acquiring free weapons from the USA 5) strengthening the ties with the countries of Africa and Asia 6) preparing our market for emergency 7) settling weakness points in the north and south. YEAR 1962 29/5/62 - A discussion regarding the verdict in the Eichmann appeal. Ben-Gurion reports a conversation with Martin Buber. Buber thinks that the execution of Eichmann will cause an anti-Jesus movement that will cause problems for the Jewish people for generations. He also received a letter from Prof. Walter Kaufman that it will be an honor for Israel if a statement was issued that we brought him to a fair trial condemned his actions and the Nazi's actions, there is no punishment great enough for a fellow such as this, we are not blood thirsty, and setting him free would show the true genius of Israel. ... Eshkol: I am inclined to reduce the sentence.D. Yossef: I would like to speak against it. I think the government should consider it again. I ask the members to remember that they may put the president in an awkward position because he will have to sign the document and many hundreds and thousands of Israelis will not like it, especially those who went through the hell of the holocaust, they should be the ones to decide, not us (Ben-Gurion: no, the government decides) I am speaking my mind, if the situation was such that Israel raised itself above all others and when we enacted the Nazi criminals and accomplices law we would have decided on a punishment other than death, that would have been a very good view on life, but the Knesset decided on a death penalty for the Nazi criminals and if we refrain from executing the sentence it will be as if we said, it wasn't that horrible.But to me that is not the main issue. I do not know hwy we are asked to do anything different than any other state. In Nuremberg 77 death sentences were issued and executed and no one said a word, small countries or big ones, but suddenly when the Jewish people tries to do the same, it is wrong? ...Ben-Gurion: the execution will demand special arrangements because we do not want the place he is buried in to become a sacred place, or to give the body back to the family.D. Yossef: they did the same in Nuremberg, they burned the bodies and dispersed the ash. We want to amend item 302 of the jailhouses regulations and determine that after the hanging and after the physician pronounces death the body will remain hanging for an hour after which it will be taken down and the commissioner of the prisons will instruct what to do with it.Ben-Gurion: that is what wanted, that we will decide not to leave a trace of him. Burg avoids speaking his mind, he doesn't want him pardoned, nor does he want him hanged. Eshkol: it is not a conscience matter to me, I wanted him to live with mark of Cain on his forehead 2 people vote in favor of Eshkol's suggestion (Eshkol and Burg). We decide (unanimously) not to recommend to the president to pardon Eichmann.The archive is dense with amazing notations and thoughts, worthy of much more research.

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        Metai; Spaudai Parusoe J. Ambrazevicius. Illustravo Medzio Raitiniais V.K. Jonynas

      Kaunas, 1948. 191p.The very rare 1948 Baden-Baden edition with the rich woodcuts of Vytautas K. Jonynas published in Kaunas for which he won the Lithuanian National Price in 1940.A beautiful copy.. Fine/Fine. Illus. by V.K. Jonynas. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        "Dewey Defeats Truman" copy of the Chicago Daily Tribune from Wednesday, November 3, 1948 (Vol. CVII--No. 264)

      Chicago: Chicago Daily Tribune. 1948. First printing. Unbound. Very Good. Original copy of the infamous blunder! First printing, 1948, 17 x 23 3/4", illustrated in b&w. Paper is VG with some tears to folds on spine and horizontal fold through middle, as well as some small tears to edges of pages that do not affect text, top half of front page slightly toned. Includes the "Today with Women" section. "Dewey Defeats Truman" was an incorrect banner headline on the front page of the Chicago Tribune on November 3, 1948, the day after incumbent United States President Harry S. Truman won an upset victory over Republican challenger and Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 presidential election. A copy sold at Swann auction in 2013 for $1800.

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        [Thoroughbred Portraits: Album of 9 Equestrian Portraits by Stainforth and others]

      [New York: privately printed at the Derrydale Press, etc., 1948. Privately printed in editions of very limited quantities. 8 aquatint engravings, hand colored, and 1 color print. Image size 12-3/4 x 17-1/2 on larger sheet. Large oblong folio (23 x 36-1/2 inches). Half red morocco gilt, red morocco label on upper cover, printed title leaf, each print window matted in heavy card mount, by Aquarius. Fine. Privately printed in editions of very limited quantities. 8 aquatint engravings, hand colored, and 1 color print. Image size 12-3/4 x 17-1/2 on larger sheet. Large oblong folio (23 x 36-1/2 inches). William Woodward's Winners' Circle. Superb presentation of a distinguished group of thoroughbred portraits by Martin Stainforth, T.P. Earl, and Edwin Megargee, comprising:1. Faireno. Bay Colt 1929 by Chatterton-Minerva; Winner of the Victoria Stakes, Junior Champion, Belmont Stakes, Shevlin, Dwyer, Lawrence Realization, Saratoga, Hawthorne, Empire City, Merchant's & Citizens, Rochambeau and Havre de Grace Handicaps. Champion 3 - year old of 1932. Winner of $185,140 in stakes and purses. Bred and owned by William Woodward, Esquire. Trained by James E. Fitzsimmons. Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate by Stainforth. Inscribed in pencil: "To William G. Loew from William Woodward"2. Brown Betty. by Friar Marcus-Garpal 1930; Winner of the 1000 Guineas 1933. Richemount Stakes (Hurst Park) 1933, The Rous Memorial & Cheverly Park Stakes (Newmarket) 1932, Nottingham Breeders' Foal Stakes Champion Breeders' Foal Plate (Derby) 1932, Total winnings 11,637 Pounds Sterling. Ridden by Joe Childs. The Property of William Woodward, Esquire. Trained by Capt. Cecil Boyd Rochfort. Color print, signed in the plate by the artist, and pencil signed by the artist "T.P. Earl" lower right. Inscribed in pencil: "To Wm Goodby Loew from William Woodward" This print not noted by Ordeman.3. Omaha. Chesnut Colt 1932 by Gallant Fox-Flambino; Winner of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont, Dwyer, Classic, and other races; Champion 3 - year-old of 1935. Winner of $146,105 to the end of his 3 - year-old year. Jockey W. Saunders, up. Bred and owned by William Woodward, Esquire. Trained by James E. Fitzsimmons. Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate by Stainforth. Inscribed in pencil: "To Florence B. Loew from William Woodward"4. Granville. Bay Colt 1933 by Gallant Fox-Gravita; Winner of the Belmont Classic, Kenner, Travers, Lawrence Realization Stakes, The Saratoga Cup and other races; Champion Horse of 1936. Winner of $111,820. Bred and owned by William Woodward, Esquire. Ridden by J. Stout. Trained by James E. Fitzsimmons. Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate by Stainforth. Inscribed in pencil: "To W. Goodby Loew from William Woodward"5. Johnstown. Bay Colt 1936 by Jamestown-La France; Winner of the Belmont, Kentucky Derby, Withers, Dwyer, Wood Memorial, Paumonok, Breeders Futurity and seven other races and $169,315. Owned by William Woodward, Esquire. Trained by James E. Fitzsimmons. Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate by Stainforth. Inscribed in pencil: "To W. Goodly Loew from William Woodward"6. Marguerite ? Property of William Woodward Esquire", a fine portrait of the "premier producing mare of the world". Hand colored aquatint, signed in pencil "Edwin Megargee" at lower right. Provenance: from the collection of Eugene V. Connett, 3rd, with a greeting card, "Merry Christmas William Woodward"7. Fenelon. Bay Horse 1937 by Sir Galahad III-Filante; Winner of Travers Stakes, Lawrence Realization, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Whitney Stakes, Brooklyn, Empire City, New York, Merchant's & Citizens, Manhattan, Endurance Handicaps and other races, and $152,545. Bred and owned by William Woodward, Esquire. Trained by James E. Fitzsimmons. Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate by Stainforth. 8. Apache. Bay Colt 1939 by Alcazar-Flying Song; Winner of 22 races and $169,515 including the Toboggan, Paumonck, Carter Wilson, Fleetwing, Bay Shore, Edgemere, Yonkers, Empire City, and Remsen Handicaps and Stakes establishing five track records from five and one half furlongs to one mile and three sixteenths. Bred and owned by William Woodward, Esquire. James Stout, up. Trained by James E. Fitzsimmons.? Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate by Stainforth.  9. Black Tarquin (at 3). Bay Colt 1945 by Rhodes Scholar-Vagrancy; Winner of the St. Leger Stakes 1948, and of the Gimcrack, Royal Lodge, Derby Trial, St James Palace, Chippenham, Burwell and White Rose Stakes; and of 32,192 Pounds Sterling Bred and owned by William Woodward, Esquire. Edgar Britt, up. Trained by Capt. Cecil Boyd Rochfort. Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate Stainforth. A choice group of the sporting prints commissioned by William Woodward, owner of the Belair Stables."Brown Betty" by T.P. Earl (1874-1947) is previously unrecorded and never seen by Ordeman, whose 2005 book collected prior knowledge on the prints. One other print by British artist T.P. Earl (Flares) is noted by Ordeman, date unknown, but in personal communication he reports that his information comes at second hand., and has never seen "Brown Betty". The print is, however, in the collection of the Belair Mansion Museum (established after Woodward's death at his Maryland residence). Brown Betty won the 1933 1000 Guineas race, and the painting by T.P. Earl that Woodward commissioned is dated 1933 in the plate. The paper and production of this color print differ from the aquatint horse portraits commissioned from Connett and Frank Lowe. Given the date of the portrait, we conjecture that Woodward commissioned the print in London, and thus it may predate and be the point of origin for the series of prints commissioned from Connett. In recent conversation, Ordeman advanced a similar hypothesis.The Megargee print, "Marguerite", with her colt Gallant Fox, is from the collection of Derrydale Press publisher Eugene V. Connett, 3rd.Rare and important.

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        One Arm and Other Stories

      New Directions, NY 1948 - 1st limited edition (there was also a signed limited of only 50 copies), decorated boards with hand design/brick cloth spine. Vg in good slipcase. 1 of 1500 copies; this one SIGNED "Tennessee Williams 1975" at the top of the title page. The spine is sunned, and there is an erasure on the front pastedown, probably of an owner's name. The slipcase is very sunned, and rubbed & chipped on all edges. 210 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Thoroughbred Portraits: Album of 9 Equestrian Portraits by Stainforth and others]

      [New York: privately printed at the Derrydale Press, etc., 1948. Privately printed in editions of very limited quantities. 8 aquatint engravings, hand colored, and 1 color print. Image size 12-3/4 x 17-1/2 on larger sheet. Large oblong folio (23 x 36-1/2 inches). Half red morocco gilt, red morocco label on upper cover, printed title leaf, each print window matted in heavy card mount, by Aquarius. Fine. Privately printed in editions of very limited quantities. 8 aquatint engravings, hand colored, and 1 color print. Image size 12-3/4 x 17-1/2 on larger sheet. Large oblong folio (23 x 36-1/2 inches). William Woodward's Winners' Circle. Superb presentation of a distinguished group of thoroughbred portraits by Martin Stainforth, T.P. Earl, and Edwin Megargee, comprising: 1. Faireno. Bay Colt 1929 by Chatterton-Minerva; Winner of the Victoria Stakes, Junior Champion, Belmont Stakes, Shevlin, Dwyer, Lawrence Realization, Saratoga, Hawthorne, Empire City, Merchant's & Citizens, Rochambeau and Havre de Grace Handicaps. Champion 3 - year old of 1932. Winner of $185,140 in stakes and purses. Bred and owned by William Woodward, Esquire. Trained by James E. Fitzsimmons. Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate by Stainforth. Inscribed in pencil: "To William G. Loew from William Woodward" 2. Brown Betty. by Friar Marcus-Garpal 1930; Winner of the 1000 Guineas 1933. Richemount Stakes (Hurst Park) 1933, The Rous Memorial & Cheverly Park Stakes (Newmarket) 1932, Nottingham Breeders' Foal Stakes Champion Breeders' Foal Plate (Derby) 1932, Total winnings 11,637 Pounds Sterling. Ridden by Joe Childs. The Property of William Woodward, Esquire. Trained by Capt. Cecil Boyd Rochfort. Color print, signed in the plate by the artist, and pencil signed by the artist "T.P. Earl" lower right. Inscribed in pencil: "To Wm Goodby Loew from William Woodward" This print not noted by Ordeman. 3. Omaha. Chesnut Colt 1932 by Gallant Fox-Flambino; Winner of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont, Dwyer, Classic, and other races; Champion 3 - year-old of 1935. Winner of $146,105 to the end of his 3 - year-old year. Jockey W. Saunders, up. Bred and owned by William Woodward, Esquire. Trained by James E. Fitzsimmons. Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate by Stainforth. Inscribed in pencil: "To Florence B. Loew from William Woodward" 4. Granville. Bay Colt 1933 by Gallant Fox-Gravita; Winner of the Belmont Classic, Kenner, Travers, Lawrence Realization Stakes, The Saratoga Cup and other races; Champion Horse of 1936. Winner of $111,820. Bred and owned by William Woodward, Esquire. Ridden by J. Stout. Trained by James E. Fitzsimmons. Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate by Stainforth. Inscribed in pencil: "To W. Goodby Loew from William Woodward" 5. Johnstown. Bay Colt 1936 by Jamestown-La France; Winner of the Belmont, Kentucky Derby, Withers, Dwyer, Wood Memorial, Paumonok, Breeders Futurity and seven other races and $169,315. Owned by William Woodward, Esquire. Trained by James E. Fitzsimmons. Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate by Stainforth. Inscribed in pencil: "To W. Goodly Loew from William Woodward" 6. Marguerite ... Property of William Woodward Esquire", a fine portrait of the "premier producing mare of the world". Hand colored aquatint, signed in pencil "Edwin Megargee" at lower right. Provenance: from the collection of Eugene V. Connett, 3rd, with a greeting card, "Merry Christmas William Woodward" 7. Fenelon. Bay Horse 1937 by Sir Galahad III-Filante; Winner of Travers Stakes, Lawrence Realization, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Whitney Stakes, Brooklyn, Empire City, New York, Merchant's & Citizens, Manhattan, Endurance Handicaps and other races, and $152,545. Bred and owned by William Woodward, Esquire. Trained by James E. Fitzsimmons. Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate by Stainforth. 8. Apache. Bay Colt 1939 by Alcazar-Flying Song; Winner of 22 races and $169,515 including the Toboggan, Paumonck, Carter Wilson, Fleetwing, Bay Shore, Edgemere, Yonkers, Empire City, and Remsen Handicaps and Stakes establishing five track records from five and one half furlongs to one mile and three sixteenths. Bred and owned by William Woodward, Esquire. James Stout, up. Trained by James E. Fitzsimmons.  Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate by Stainforth. 9. Black Tarquin (at 3). Bay Colt 1945 by Rhodes Scholar-Vagrancy; Winner of the St. Leger Stakes 1948, and of the Gimcrack, Royal Lodge, Derby Trial, St James Palace, Chippenham, Burwell and White Rose Stakes; and of 32,192 Pounds Sterling Bred and owned by William Woodward, Esquire. Edgar Britt, up. Trained by Capt. Cecil Boyd Rochfort. Hand colored aquatint, signed in the plate Stainforth. A choice group of the sporting prints commissioned by William Woodward, owner of the Belair Stables. "Brown Betty" by T.P. Earl (1874-1947) is previously unrecorded and never seen by Ordeman, whose 2005 book collected prior knowledge on the prints. One other print by British artist T.P. Earl (Flares) is noted by Ordeman, date unknown, but in personal communication he reports that his information comes at second hand., and has never seen "Brown Betty". The print is, however, in the collection of the Belair Mansion Museum (established after Woodward's death at his Maryland residence). Brown Betty won the 1933 1000 Guineas race, and the painting by T.P. Earl that Woodward commissioned is dated 1933 in the plate. The paper and production of this color print differ from the aquatint horse portraits commissioned from Connett and Frank Lowe. Given the date of the portrait, we conjecture that Woodward commissioned the print in London, and thus it may predate and be the point of origin for the series of prints commissioned from Connett. In recent conversation, Ordeman advanced a similar hypothesis. The Megargee print, "Marguerite", with her colt Gallant Fox, is from the collection of Derrydale Press publisher Eugene V. Connett, 3rd. Rare and important.

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        Cry, the Beloved Country

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1948 - A Fine copy of Paton's famous first novel. Book Fine, bright and unread. In a Fine example of the fragile dust jacket with the spine just slightly faded. Nonetheless, a lovely copy and scarce in this condition."Cry, the Beloved Country" follows the story of Stephen Kumalo, a black priest who goes to Johannesburg to help his sister -- and find his brother. The book is a critique of South African society, released just a year before Apartheid was instituted. It was adapted into two films, including one in 1995 that would star James Earl Jones and Richard Harris. "Cry, the Beloved Country" was enormously successful - it would become a worldwide bestseller with upwards of 15 million copies in over twenty languages. It was also a selection of Oprah's Book Club. "The finest novel I have ever read about the tragic plight of black-skinned people in a white man's world is "Cry, the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton." (Contemporary New York Times review). Fine in Fine. dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Manuscript]: A Study of Medical and Public Health Problems in Whittier, Alaska

      Whittier, Alaska. 1948. An original typescript report by Dr. Ruth Hennessey Bowe stationed in Alaska with her husband, Dr. John Bowe, the head of the Whittier Dispensary, the lone hospital run by the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Quarto. 100pp., typed rectos only. Illustrated with hand drawn maps and 26 captioned, black and white photographs. Clasp-bound brown binder with typed paper label. Some waviness to the covers from moisture but with little or no effect to the interior leaves, very good or better.An overview of Whittier, Alaska with a (then) recent history of the area, including an overview of local industries (fishing, construction, lumber), transportation (railroad and shipping), public utilities (water and sewage), and the local work force with a particular focus on health issues, such as accommodations, safety regulations (or lack thereof, with a list of typical injuries suffered), workplace conditions, sanitation, and health services. Bowe concludes that little effort above the officially required rules govern most industries in the area, resulting in untrained labor, generally unsafe work environments, with poor sanitation, and only the barest of amenities. The result is a workforce populated mostly by rough, ill-mannered migrant workers.The 30 pages of text are illustrated with a half-dozen hand drawn illustrations of Prince William Sound, local town maps showing the route of the railroad, a state view showing other Alaskan cities, and a diagram of the hospital. The photographs are a mix of commercially produced photo postcards and original photographs (measuring 5.5" x 3.5" and 2" x 2") showing fishing boats, barges, docks, water storage tanks, a lumber mill, a glacier, a military hospital, a railroad, and several aerial views of Anchorage. Also laid in are two issues of Alaskan Health produced by the U.S. Public Health Service from February and May of 1948.A firsthand report on an important Alaskan port city during the early but vital post war years. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Switch Engines

      1948 - Reginald Marsh ¿ Switch Engines. 1948 Medium: Lithograph Dimensions: 9 x 13 1/4 inch image

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        The Naked and the Dead

      Rinehart 1948 - First edition 1st printing, Very Good to Near Fine book that has rubbing, slight bumping and wear to spine ends and bottom edges of boards, tiny closed tear at top of spine, touch of color loss within back gutter, light age toning to page edges; in a Very Good jacket that has edge wear, several small closed tears and very small chips, some color loss at corners, along folds and along jacket edges, mild rubbing and touch of age toning along top of back panel and edges of flaps. The jacket is not the 1st state and does not have the blurb for readers by Stanley Rinehart. The Rinehart colophon is present on the copyright page and front flap shows price of $4.00. This copy of Mailer’s acclaimed first novel has a 3 by 5 card laid-in with an inscription: “To Orville W. Jafke with my best wishes,” signed by Mailer. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Squid Ink Books]
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        JUST WILLIAM'S LUCK

      Published by George Newnes Ltd., 1948. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Henry, Thomas. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Green cloth, gilt titles on spine and front cover. This is the only full-length William book (the others being made up of short stories) and was based on Val Guest's screenplay for the 1947 film of the same name. 264 pages. Spine slightly bumped. Minimal browning to endpapers. Contents fine. Dustwrapper is edge worn with minimal loss at spine and corners and slightly grubby to rear panel. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        CURRITO DE LA CRUZ - Director: Lucia - Intérpretes: Pepín Martín Vázquez, Jorge Mistral, Manuel Luna, Nati Mistral, Tony Leblanc

      1948 - Cartel de cine original del estreno de la película en España/ Director: Lucia/ Intérpretes: Pepín Martín Vázquez, Jorge Mistral, Manuel Luna, Nati Mistral, Tony Leblanc, Juan Espantaleón, Félix Fernández, Amparo Martí, Francisco Bernal, Eloisa Muro, Arturo Marín, Rosario Royo, Manuel Requena, Maruja Isbert/ Ligeras dobleces, pequeñas roturas y le falta un pequeño trozo de papel en la parte inferior izquierda como se puede observar en la imagen adjunta/ A/ TC Size: 70x100

      [Bookseller: Libreria Raices]
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        Thidwick. The Big-Hearted Moose

      New York: Random House,, 1948.. Tall octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles to spine blocked in blue foil, titles and pictorial block to front board in blue foil copied from the original, twin rule to turn-ins in blue foil, turquoise endpapers with the original pictorial endpapers bound in, gilt edges. Illustrated throughout. A fine copy. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author at the bottom of the dedication page "For the Hessels with best wishes Dr. Seuss.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Dialogues des Courtisanes

      1948. MAILLOL, Aristide. Dialogues des Courtisanes. By Lucien. Translated by Charles Astruc. Illustrated with 35 lithographs by Maillol. Folio, loose as issued in the original wrappers and new cloth slipcase. Paris: Henri Creuzevault and Dina Vierny, 1948. |~||~||~||~| Maillol was a prolific book illustrator, who illustrated several classical texts, the best known of which is the edition of Virgil published by the Cranach Press. The illustrations in this work bear comparison to those he made for Ovid's L'Art d'Aimer of 1935. Both books being perfect texts to be accompanied by his voluptuous nudes. The lithographs in this work were printed by Mourlot four years after Maillol's death. One of an edition of 275 copies. For some reason this is a very scarce book. It has escaped the notice of all the standard books on twentieth-century book illustration, and no copies are listed as having been at auction on ABPC.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        FIVE GO ADVENTURING AGAIN

      Hodder & Stoughton 1948 - 3rd 1948. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Blue boards, black titles. Plain endpapers. Colour frontis and b/w illustrations. 192 pages. SIGNED by author to front endpaper (Rosemary love from Enid Blyton). Spine and corners slightly bumped. Slight fading to top of spine and faint damp stain to centre. Light damp stains to inner margins of endpapers. A few light corner creases and some light foxing else contents clean. Dustwrapper is slightly edge rubbed, minimal loss cleverly disguised with matching paper beneath, small tear to top edge of rear panel and light damp stain to spine. [R] [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        How to Be a Band Leader

      New York: Robert M. McBride. (1948). First. First edition. Copiously illustrated with photographs of contemporary musicians in action. Fine in very near fine dustwrapper with a couple of shallow nicks at the crown. An amusing and very scarce book. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        August Strindbergs brev [The letters of August Strindberg]. I-XXII.

      1948 - Stockholm, A. Bonniers boktryckeri, Arlöv, Berlings and Uddevalla, Media Print, respectively, 1948-2001. 22 volumes. Volumes 1-15 in slightly worn publisher's wrappers, remaining volumes in publisher's cloth with dust jackets. Volume 1 with tear along the spine at bottom of front cover. Some yellowing to spines and covers, partly because of variations in the paper quality. Occasional pencil underlinings and pencil notes on preliminaries. Volumes 1-5 and 7-9 with dedication.Strindbergssällskapets skrifter. First 15 volumes (1948-76) published by Torsten Eklund, the remaining by Björn Meidal. A complete suite with a general index in the last volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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