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      Arkham House, 1948, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket, First EditionFirst edition. This copy has been signed by Clark Ashton Smith on the half-title page [with some corrections made by him by hand to the text]. Limited to 3000 [reportedly actually 3047] copies. 228 pages collecting 15 stories [two-thirds of which are reprinted from Weird Tales magazine]. Author Jack L. Chalker's ownership stamp to the front paste-down, one rear corner lightly bumped else Near Fine copy in Near Fine or better Dust Wrapper.; Signed by Author

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        Histoire imagée du pays de Neuchâtel ou éloge de la mesure *

      A La Baconnière, Neuchâtel 12.7.1948. - Broché, couverture illustrée rempliée. Lithographies originales en couleur de Marcel North, tirées sur pierres lacu(i)stres. Intégralement calligraphié et abondamment illustré par l'auteur-artiste, ce recueil est un véritable festival de drôleries dans lequel l'ironie proverbiale de North donne toute sa . démesure ! Une question subsiste, qui nous perturbe quelque peu :- Ses multiples allusions au caractère économe des autochtones est-ce une élégante façon de les traiter de radins ?Il n'a pas ménager sa peine lui même jusqu'à l'amusante dédicace ornée d'un autoportrait sévère qui rime avec Pierre-Olivier Walzer à qui l'exemplaire est dédié, un hors commerce ainsi marqué à l'encre, non signalé à la justification. Il existe deux variantes de 4e de couverture, icelle la dite "A" où le cavalier est penché en arrière avec la tête du cheval verticale et le drapeau bicolore, la B présentant ce dernier avec une teinte jaune centrale en sus. Édition originale. L'un des 800 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin, après 20 vergé.

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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, Iraq Petroleum Company, 1948.. 8vo. VIII, 152 pp. With a frontispiece (portrait of King Faisal I of Iraq), 27 plates, and 1 folding map. Publisher's original cloth.. First edition, second issue (reprinted February, 1949) of this overview of the Middle Eastern regions emerging as the great oil exporting countries of the century: Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Bahrain, the then Trucial Coast (now the UAE) and Qatar, including the "Hinterland Tribes", Oman, and Kuwait, as well as Iraq and the Levant. Providing details of the companies, the local geography, climate, culture, and political history, this forms an invaluable compendium on the region and ruling personalities as they presented themselves in the immediate postwar years: "The Trucial Rulers acknowledge the paramount position of H.M.G., represented by the Political Resident, but no restrictions are placed upon their independence provided that they adhere to the various Conventions which they have signed [...] Each of the Rulers [...] is thus in direct treaty relations with the British Government [...] A representative of the Political Resident is now stationed at Sharjah. Up to the middle of the nineteenth century the Jawasim power, with its headquarters at Sharjah and Ras al Khaimah, was paramount along the coast, with the Sharjah Shaijh as the principal ruler. This is no longer the case; the seven States recognised by H.M.G.. as independent are now equal in status. The Peninsula of Qatar is historically distinct from the Trucial Coast but its Shaikh, early in the present century, entered into agreements with H.M.G. similar to theose of the Trucial rulers [...]. The Shaikhdom of Qatar covers the Peninsula of that name [...] Dohah is the Shaikh's capital and the only considerable village. The north-western end of the peninsula is claimed by the Al Khalifah as the homeland of the present Bahrain dynasty, and bad relations arising from this have frequently brought the two Shaikhs to the verge of war. Otherwise, the Qatar people have few outside contacts. The present ruler, Shaikh 'Abdullah bin Jasim al Thani, is very old and was much influenced by his son and heir Hamad, who died in 1948 [...] The Shaikhdom of Abu Dhabi is in size of territory by far the largest of the Trucial Coast [...] The ruler, Shaikh Shakhbut bin Sultan of the Al Bu Falah, is a quiet, nervous personality. He has three brothers, Hazza', Khalid and Za'id, of whom the last named is probably the outstanding and most influential person in the whole of Trucial Oman [...] The village of Abu Dhabi is situated on a barren island off the coast and is not visited by steamers [...] The bulk of the inhabitants of Dubai territory belong to the tribe of Al Bu Falasah, a branch of the Bani Yas. The Shaikh's authority of largely confined to the coast. Dubai creek has been used as a landing-place for flying boats [...]". Profusely illustrated, including "Early Days in Qatar", aerial photographs of Qatar as well as of Manamah in Bahrain, "Pearl Divers Opening Their Shells", etc. - The Iraq Petroleum Company (IPC) had virtual monopoly on all oil exploration and production in Iraq from 1925 to 1961. It was involved in other parts of the Middle East, and played a major role in the discovery and development of oil resources in the region. IPC operations were taken over by the Iraq National Oil Company after they were nationalised by the Ba'athist government in June 1972. - A good copy. - OCLC 5464854. Not in Macro.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      Bibliographical Society, Charlottesville 1948 - 8vo. Volumes I, II, III in paper wrappers as issued then cloth with paper spine labels. Early issues edited by Fredson Bowers. Complete set from the beginning up to 1998, a total of 51 volumes. Volumes I, II, III in paper wrappers as issued then cloth with paper spine labels [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        RKO PRESENTS JOHN STEINBECK'S THE PEARL [caption title - Complete set of eight color lobby cards]

      [Los Angeles]: RKO / National Screen Services, 1948.. Complete set of eight 11 x 14 inch color lobby cards. Small marginal mend on verso of card 6, a few minor marginal nicks, minor soft creases to card 7 (barely visible except on the blank verso), light dust smudges to versos, but a very good or better set. A complete set, including the title card, of the lobby cards promoting the 1948 U.S. release of the 1947 film adaptation of Steinbeck's novella. The film (first released as LA PERLA) was produced in Mexico by Film Asociados Mexico-Americanos in association with Águila Films, and was directed by Emilio Fernandez, who also collaborated with Steinbeck and Jack Wagner on the screenplay. Master of golden age Mexican cinema, Gabriel Figueroa, served as cinematographer, and won a Golden Globe Award for his work on this film. Steinbeck's conception of THE PEARL as a cinematic vehicle from the start (he discussed it as a film with Fernandez as early as 1941), and his active participation in its production, make it of particular significance in the field of Steinbeck- related film. Complete sets are uncommon.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        La langue secrète des Dogons de Sanga

      Institut d'ethnologie de Paris 1948 - In quarto de 532 pages dédicacé par Michel Leiris aux grands ethnologues Jacques et Marcelle Faublée; Jacques Faublée a fait don de ses archives au Musée Branly; il est probablement l'auteur d'une référence manuscrite en bas de la page 9 (avant-propos). Le premier plat et la 1ère page se détachent, petit manque et quelques coupures sur la couverture, 1ère page blanche avec manque de 2 cm2, manque (1cm2 environ) aux 2 coins du 2ème plat de couverture. Etat satisfaisant cependant. Le papier d'après-guerre n'est pas de très bonne qualité. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: pollet-villard the sniper]
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        BB''s Fairy Book: Meeting Hill

      Hollis & Carter, London 1948 - With 15 colour illustrations by D.J. Watkins Pitchford. 4to. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full crimson morocco, the covers hand-tooled with decorative borders of gold and palladium featuring an owl in each corner, the spine lettered in gilt with ornamental panels, centre tools and tooled bands, hand-marbled endleaves, gilt edges. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB]
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        A Farewell to Arms

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1948. Octavo. Original grey cloth, printed paper label to spine. With the publisher's slipcase. Frontispiece and illustrations by Daniel Rasmusson. An exceptional copy. First illustrated edition, first printing of the book first published in 1929. With a new introduction by the author and Rasmusson's expressive illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Marge's Little Lulu Volume 1, Number 1, Jan-Feb 1948

      Comic Book Format and Size. First Edition. First Little Lulu in the numbered series. First appearance of "Lulu's Diary". VERY FINE. Binding tight and square with very few short stress marks with very slight rubbing to spine edge. Has been opened only a few times so hinge is very firm. Slight bump to top right corner about a quarter inch in from point. All corners sharply pointed. Covers very bright and completely unmarked and clean. Purple boarder around cover illustration very slightly darkening to edge. Inside covers tanning. Interior pages bright, very clean, without any tears or creases or markings. Email for questions or pictures. All books carefully wrapped and sent boxed. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tree Frog Fine Books and Graphic Arts]
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        L'état de siège

      First edition, one of the copies of the Press. Signed autograph of the author Henry Gouhier. Yellowed paper as generally insolated back, full copy of the prayer insert. Gallimard Paris 1948 12x19cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        K Numéro 1&2

      First edition of this issue on Antonin Artaud, one of 50 numbered cloth on the Marais, only large paper copies. Texts by Antonin Artaud, Georges Braque, René Char, Charles Dullin Jacques Audiberti, Camille Bryen, André Pieyre Mandiargues, Arthur Adamov ... Nice and rare example. K éditeur Paris 1948 13,5x19,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      Original, one of 900 numbered copies on crèvecoeur Marais, one draw with 15 Chinese and 10 hors commerce edition.Illustrated book 4 original dry points Wols.Two tiny pinholes in marginal bottom of the second flat, nice copy. Seghers Paris 1948 12,5x19,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Sens et non-sens

      First Edition, review copy service.Precious autograph signed by the author Maurice Nadeau "... with all the sympathy ..."Back slightly irradiated. Nagel Paris 1948 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Dix ans avec Marcel Cerdan

      Original edition for which he was not drawn large papers.Rare autograph dedication signed Marcel Cerdan "For Mr. Lazarev nice girls Michelle and Nina with my good memory.These respective daughters Helen and Pierre Lazareff, two sacred of postwar press monsters.Iconography, fine copy. Les éditions du scorpion Paris 1948 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Soleil cou coupé

      First Edition, one of 100 numbered copies on alfa Marais reserved to the press. Binding to bradel half morocco hazelnut, smooth back, when golden tail, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats sand, endpapers and contreplats paper tank, trailer kept and glued on a guard, signed binding P. & C. Goy Vilaine. Rare and poetic autograph dedication signed by the author Maurice pataphysician Saillet. A clear wetting Length dishes, a trace of crease on the front cover, foxing mainly affecting dishes as well as the first few layers. Copy pleasantly established. K éditeur Paris 1948 16,5x22cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Le roi pêcheur

      First Edition, one of 60 former numbered on pure wire only major papers with 45 Marais. We join with our three autograph letters signed copy of the author about the theater "Fisher King" of each page and dated respectively 26 July 1990, of 28 December 1990 and 2 August 1991 (Saint Florent old). Letters addressed to the administration of Theatre Celestine, affect the representation in the theater of the Fisher King, single piece Gracq, written in 1942-1943. In the first letter, the author agrees on the conditions laid down by the theater on its rights in performances, but said he was "hostile to authority exclusively for France requested by Celestine Theatre until 31 December 1993. " In the second letter, he requested a copy of the contract he signed with Mr. Lucet, then director of Theatre Celestine. In the third letter, Gracq request a modification of this contract clause authorization period exclusively, and provides practical guidance on the payment of fees. Buffers date of administration. Handwritten notes in another hand in the margin of the last two letters (secretary). Important handwritten correspondence on the first theatrical performances of the play since the failure of the establishment in 1949. Exceptional together. José Corti Paris 1948 & 1990-1991 12,5x19cm & 15x21cm broché & trois feuillets

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Nous deux encore

      First Edition printed in 750 numbered copies on vellum Marais. Rare and nice copy of this moving text. J. Lambert & Cie Paris 1948 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Les mains sales

      First Edition, one of 210 numbered on ex alfa. Brands trombones headers and foot guards, a few foxing. Gallimard Paris 1948 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Vie d'une prostituée

      Original edition published under a pseudonym, one of 25 numbered copies on pink Ingres, deluxe edition with 25 gray Ingres. A small tear in the reattached foot slightly thinned back, rare and fragile nice copy not past covers. A mes dépens s.l. s.d. (1948) 12x15,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        La lampe dans l'horloge

      First edition, one of the numbered copies on foam alfa, ours unjustified.Invaluable and unique autograph dedication signed by the author Jean-Paul Sartre.Our copy is presented shirt and bag full carton almond, part of title and marked "copy of JP Sartre" red morocco.The dedication of the Pope of Surrealism to the master of existentialism whose rare meetings, including New York, have left almost no trace in the biographies, is all the more surprising that Jean-Paul Sartre just published in Qu 'What is literature a vitriolic article against Breton:"The tentative agreement Surrealism and PC against the bourgeoisie does not exceed the formalism; This is the formal notion of negativity that unites; [...] Negativity continues whatever may be said, apart from the story: both in the moment and in the eternal; it is the absolute end of literature and art. Somewhere Breton says [...] the "sacred trust" of the proletariat. But specifically, this class is designed as a legion of angels exterminators is truly for authors as a religious myth and plays for the stilling of their consciousness, similar to that played the role myth People in 1848 for writers of good will. "André Breton will not respond to criticism of Sartre more than those that formulate the following year, Simone de Beauvoir in The Second Sex.This little political work as much as poetic however is in the common struggle of two intellectuals in the very short-lived Revolutionary Democratic Rally founded in 1947 by Sartre quickly aborted despite having assets investment Breton.1948 was therefore the only intellectual meeting of these two great "thinkers" of the late twentieth, whose personalities, exclusive and uncompromising did not allow a communion of sustainable thinking.  Robert Marin Paris 1948 11x17cm broché sous chemise et étui

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Le Trésor du Bibliophile. Livres Illustrés Modernes 1875 à 1945 et Souvenirs d'un demi-siècle de bibliophilie de 1887 à 1945

      ~ 5 vol. ~ Nombreuses reproductions en noir et en couleurs ~ Demi chagrin à nerfs de l'époque, titre doré sur le dos, gardes en papier marbré, tranche supérieure mouchetée, autres tranches non rognées, couvertures de brochure conservées ~ 305+261+329+414+209 pp ~ 27x19x21cm. ~ Parfait état ~ Heavy item, circa 6.0 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lirolay]
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        Haggdah she Pesach HAGADAH Passover Seder Service.

      84 leaves. Yudlov 4093. Yaari 2362. This Haggadah was for the surviving remanent of the holocaust and was printed by the committee in Munich, which was not that far from Dacau. Hebrew and English in parallel columns on every page. The title page is green, the inner front board that faces it has a full page photo in red tint. Original wrappers, The last 20 pages are full page blue tint photographs of Passover and its preparations in the DP camps. There is a photograph of the Kosher kitchen in Dachau. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1948). First. First edition. Fine in rubbed, very good dustwrapper with a few tiny nicks. Inscribed by the author: "To Leonard Hurley from Randall Jarrell." Author's third collection of poetry. The recipient, Leonard Hurley was a beloved professor at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he and Jarrell both taught in the English Department, and was the author of a couple of popular English textbooks. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Pearl: Originial Poster for the Bantam Books Paperback Movie Tie-In Edition

      New York: Bantam Books. 1948. First. Color poster for the first Bantam Books paperback edition issued to coincide with the release of the motion picture starring Pedro Armendariz and Maria Elena Marques. Approximately 22" x 28". About fine. Boldly printed, the poster reproduces the front wrap of the paperback against a background of images of Armendariz and Marques from the film. Very uncommon. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Argentina: Unknown, 1948. Near fine. 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.

      [Bookseller: Hardy Books]
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        The Magic-Beano Book 1948

      UK: DC Thomson, 1948. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+. Dudley D Watkins. The Magic-Beano Book 1948 DC Thomson. No loose or damaged pages, no scribbles etc. Binding still very firm, neat dedication, no restoration or repairs, covers bright and vibrant. An excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        Viaje a la Alcarria

      - Madrid, Revista de Occidente, Colecc. Las Botas de Siete Leguas, 1948. 227 p. + XLVIX láms. fot. b/n. por Karl Wlasak. Nueva encuadernación en plena piel (Cañizares), con tejuelo y leyenda en oro, nervios, dorados, ruedas en seco y guardas pintadas, conservando cubiertas originales. Dedicatoria del autor al Dr. José Valdés Lambea, eminente neumólogo y médico personal del autor. Primera edición.

      [Bookseller: Libros El Trovador]
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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. 1948. Octavo,. cloth.. Lower corners gently bumped, a very good copy in very good first. printing dust jacket (priced $2.50 on the front flap) with rubbing to. folds and spine ends, minor loss at corners, and a small rubbed spot. on rear panel. (#132180). First edition. Heinlein's second young adult SF novel.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      Unpublished. 1948-1952. 57 Kodachrome colour prints, each stamped in blue ink 'This is a Kodachrome print made by Eastman Kodak Company' specifying the date taken, with US patent office copyright, all approx 7.5 x 11cm (3 x 4 1/4in) with rounded corners. Printed from Kodachrome film- Kodak?'s first commercially viable colour film available to the general public, developed in the late 1930s- these fascinating images portray post-war Manhattan and Brooklyn shop fronts. Not only was Kodachrome film uncommon, it needed to be sent back to New York for development, and was very expensive, costing $5 per roll. Considering that the minimum wage at the time was just 25 cents per hour, $5 was almost half a week?'s work. The images include pharmacies, liquor stores, clothes shops, cinemas and general stores. The dispassionate composition and documentary nature of the photos suggest a commercial project, possibly a portfolio of aluminium framing of shop fronts and windows, or neon lighting, or script signage. However it is impossible to read the photographs without thinking of the cool gaze of Ed Ruscha, the cumulative narrative of sparsely populated urban landscapes observed without comment or judgement. Passing cars are reflected in the glazed fronts of the shops, a man in shirtsleeves with his back to the camera leans on the bar of a diner, a paper menu has keeled over behind a flower arrangement in a cabinet display, but the signs of life and movement only emphasise the static qualities of the images; high streets captured in the moment of becoming bright and metallic and commercial in the post war era.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        REFORM SCHOOL GIRL -by Felice Swados (aka: House of Fury )( Diversey Romantic Novel # 1 / Digest - 1st State with Letters between Daisy and her Father )

      Chicago: Diversey Publishing Corporation ( Diversey Romantic Novel # 1 ), 1948, 1st Edition thus, 1st Printing , 1948. -----------softcover, digest size, about 5.5 x 7.5 inches, a Fair to Good copy only, offered as is, browning to paper, short tears at staples and front cover but the covers are still attached, cover wear, creases and flaking, center leaf (one folded page - pages 63 to 66 ) is loose with short jagged tears at gutter where detached from the stapled binding, title page and the verso copyright page are intact, overall looks quite presentable but offered as is, a book with a quite famous history, this edition sports a lurid cover photo of the REFORM SCHOOL GIRL in all her slutty glory, short dress, high heels, nylons and garter, dangling cigarette, ample bosom, the model for the RSG was a well known Canadian figure skater named Marty Collins, when the book was released with Marty in all Juvenile Delinquent glory Ms Collins father was upset, very upset, --- contained within the book were two pages of fictional letters from and to the RSG and her father -fictional father I must stress, HOWEVER Ms Collins?' real father was extremely bothered by those (fictional) letters as there are definite conversations between the two about the pregnant Daisy and that Frank, the fictional father, was definitely the father of the child, these rumblings of an incestuous relationship between father and daughter compelled Ms Collins real father to threaten a lawsuit if the "letters" were not removed from the book, Diversey quickly caved and had the two pages of letters ( one page double sided) neatly removed, MOST copies of this book do not have the letter page, this copy does !!, one of only a few known copies with the intact letter page, rare and likely the only copy thus that I will ever handle and only the 2nd copy in 25 years that I have had !! (The other was without the letters), any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. Illus. by Photo Cover.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        The Pearl

      London - William Heinemann, 1948 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A first UK edition of John Steinbeck's classic folk story,The Pearl. Published in America1947, the novellais the story of a pearl diver, Kino, and explores man's nature as well as greed and evil. Steinbeck's inspiration was a Mexican folk tale from La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, which he had heard in a visit to the formerly pearl-rich region in 1940. Complete with uncommon original dustwrapper. Condition: In a full cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper, protected by Brodart warps. Externally, generally smart with just some rubbing and slight markingto boards. Dustwrapper is bright with some slight rubbing to wraps and small shallow chips to upper edge. Internally, firmly bound. Endpapers browned, otherwise bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEEDin a VERY GOODdustwrapper..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        THE D. A. TAKES A CHANCE (First Edition, Inscribed)

      New York: William Morrow, 1948. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE D. A. TAKES A CHANCE. New York: William Morrow, (1948). First Edition. A FINE bright unworn copy in an attractive VERY GOOD PLUS (Priced $2.50) ORIGINAL DUST JACKET (which has a little bit of overall edge-wear and a tiny bit of chipping). INSCRIBED on the front-free endpaper:"To Tee Rose/ who's writin' 'em herself these days. More power to your typewriter/ With love from/ Yours/ Erle." Underneath this, the author has signed his name in full: "Erle Stanley Gardner/October 1948." Tee Rose, a young writer from San Francisco, was a lifelong friend of ESG and she always received Gardner's latest book in the mail -- usually immediately upon publication. We have in stock quite a few of his presentation copies to her dating from 1934 to the early 1960s. THE D. A. TAKES A CHANCE is the eighth of nine novels written by Gardner about small town California district attorney Doug Selby. "Too much candy, too many knives, too many politicians, and a great deal too much of suave unscrupulous A. B. Carr make this one of Selby's toughest and most brilliant cases." [From the front flap]. In general, the Doug Selby mysteries are far more rarely seen signed than the Perry Mason mysteries.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Charles Lofgren.

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        Z'Basel An Mim Rhy

      59 - Basel - Lehrmittelverlag Des Erziehungs, Departementes., 1948 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming little set published by the Department of Education, Basel. Consisting of three beautifully and profusely illustrated children's books; the first focused on pronunciation, the second on short stories and the third on poetry. Dated, respectively, 1959, 1957 and 1948. With illustrations by Fritz Baumann. In German. Uncommon. Condition: Bound in publisher's original pictorial card wraps. Externally, generally smart with a few small handling marks here and there, and some slight shelfwear to extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages show some handling marks in places but are for the most part very clean and bright, especially for children's books. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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      Universal 1948 - Vintage original 41 x 81" (105 x 202 cm.) three sheet poster, USA Joan Fontaine, Burt Lancaster, Robert Newton, dir: Norman Foster; Universal Pictures. A romantic film noir, taking place in postwar London. A wonderfully lurid title, far more so than the actual film, the poster plays up the darkness of the streets of London and the romantic nature of the film. A very rare three sheet. On linen, NEAR FINE.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        The Three Roads

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1948 - Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Author's 4th book and the last book Mr. Millar wrote under his own name before using the pseudonyms of either John Ross MacDonald or Ross MacDonald. The book is bound in light brown with dark blue printing and dull blue upper page edges. It is straight, clean, has no handwriting in it, and no wear to the printing on the binding. There is very slight shelf-wear to the binding edges and a few pinpoint sized brownish flecks to the lower front pastedown/end page. The dustjacket is bright, clean, unfaded and price intact ($2.50 net), and quite attractive with its surrealistic illustration on the front panel. It has a few very tiny edge nicks. Altogether a very handsome example of this scarce book and even more scarce uncoated paper dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AAABOOKS (Authors & Artists)]
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        Coral de Año Nuevo para la patria en tinieblas, S.l., Ediciones de la Resistencia, s. d. (1948).


      [Bookseller: Victor Aizenman (SLAM / ILAB)]
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        OIE U.S. Dept. of State. Internat'l Broadcasting Division ...Radio forum: Electronics and the future. 2 78rpm disks

      1948. Wiener, Norbert (1894-1964). OIE U. S. Dept. of State. International Broadcasting Division. Special events: Radio forum: Electronics and the future. Part 1 [-4] of 4. Two 78 rpm sound recordings, printed center labels with typewritten titles, in sleeves and cardboard cover, plus 10-page dittoed typescript on yellow paper (index no. EN-B-4888) containing a transcript of the recording. New York, March 24, 1948. Recordings measure approx. 302 mm. in diameter; cover measures 318 x 322 mm. Record sleeves and center labels stamped "ENB 4895". Recordings in mint condition, sleeves and case a bit frayed at edges. Fine. Sound recording of Wiener's March 24, 1948 interview on the U. S. government-sponsored program "Radio Forum," hosted by Ben Wilbur-most likely the earliest recorded interview with Wiener extant. Rare--OCLC does not record any copies in libraries, citing only two later recordings of interviews made in the 1950s. This "Radio Forum" program, produced in cooperation with the Institute of Radio Engineers, deals with "electronics and the future-and tells of the interrelationship between the sciences in modern living" (transcript, p. 1). Wiener was interviewed jointly with Dr. B. E. Shackelford, president of the IRE. The interview was held in New York City at the time of the IRE's 36th annual meeting. In the interview Wiener discussed communications engineering and its applications in a wide variety of fields-a topic of great interest in the postwar years, when electronic computing, communications technologies and information theory were beginning to attract a great deal of attention. In particular, Wiener noted the relevance of communications engineering to neurology and to automation, and speculated about the possible scientific and social outcomes of the "communications revolution":Communication-engineering is coming to a focus in the problem of the automaton. Communication-engineering is now making it possible with our knowledge of the nervous system for us to imitate the nervous system to a surprising degree. This is bringing new possibilities and new problems just as the industrial revolution of the past dependent on the steam engine was a revolution concerning energy, and ended in the devaluation o what the human hand can do in the way of gross crude work, so now, the development of communication is enabling us to do the same sort of a thing to all but the higher decisions of the human brain. . . .. . . There is a great possibility for the release of human energies and activities in the future if the thing is done right, but if it is done stupidly, with the dependence on the past that is slavish-nothing but slavery can result. . . .. . . Whether we get good or evil out of this depends on whether we are prepared to think the problem out or whether on the other hand we simply depend on conventional answers and are more stupid than our own production.This interview includes, as far as we know, Wiener's earliest recorded discussion of his book Cybernetics, published the same year by Hermann et Cie. Cybernetics was the first conventionally published book (as opposed to technical report) to include a serious discussion of electronic digital computing. The work influenced a generation of scientists working in a wide range of disciplines, from communications theory to biology. Cybernetics contains the roots of various elements of computer science, including information theory, computer learning, and artificial intelligence. See Origins of Cyberspace 991.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's]
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        Come to Dust

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1948 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A signed copy of Maugham's first novel, praised by Graham Greene, and writtenfrom his army experiences fighting in the westerndesert. Bound in the original red paper boards. With the ink inscription For Jeremy, with all best wishes, from Robin Maugham, 13 April '54 to the front free-endpaper. Robert Cecil RomerMaugham, second Viscount Maugham, 19161981, was an English novelist and playwright, who wrote under the pseudonym Robin Maugham. Maugham enlisted in the Inns of Court regiment, being commissioned in 1940 in the 4th County of London yeomanry. While fighting in the western desert, Maugham was mentioned in dispatches and suffered a head wound which may have been the cause of his erratic conduct in later life. He reached the rank of captain, and in 1944 was invalided out of the army. He put his army experiences to literary use in his first novel, Come to Dust (1945), warmly praised by Graham Greene -ODNB. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The frontcover is detached. There is little wear to the extremities. Internally the pages are clean with browning to the edges. Overall the condition is fair with a good interior..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Sexual Behavior in the Human Male Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

      Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1948,10th printing. 1953, 1st printing. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. locked case.

      [Bookseller: Hart's Fine Books, etc.]
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        The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy

      London: Cassell & Co., 1948-54.. First editions of Churchill's World War II masterpiece. Six volumes. Octavo, original black cloth. Each are near fine in near fine dust jackets. An bright set. Winston Churchill himself affirmed that 'this is not history: this is my case" (Holmes, 285). Churchill was re-elected to the post of Prime Minister in 1951. "The Second World War is a great work of literature, combining narrative, historical imagination and moral precept in a form that bears comparison with that of the original master chronicler, Thucydides. It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature" (Keegan).

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      Prime Press, 1948, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket, First EditionFirst edition. A random number from among 80 or 88 [or to from among 100 to no more than from among 112] [sources disagree] specially bound copies signed by Theodore Sturgeon and L. Robert Tschirky on the front free endpaper. Maroonish/reddish binding with gold gilt spine lettering/rule and with the front and rear boards bordered in blind, 355 pages, illustrated. Former owner's armorial bookplate pasted over the holographic limitation statement on the front paste-down [and hence the specific copy this is is not known] marring a generally Near Fine copy [save for some spine cocking]. The rarely seen plain glassine-type Dust Wrapper is present [edgeworn and lightly chipped] as is the scarce paper-covered slipcase [although stained and edgeworn, with bumping and splitting to one rear short edge].; Signed by Author

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        One Arm and Other Stories.

      [Norfolk:] New Directions, (1948). - From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller. Large 8vo, original decorated paper boards and creme paper spine, gilt lettering. Spine a little darkened and spotted; slipcase somewhat worn and soiled; very good copy. First edition, one of 50 numbered copies signed by Williams. This is number 3. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA]
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        Typed Contract Signed ("Tennessee Williams") with his agent Aubrey Wood of Liebling-Wood, countersigned by Wood and Liebling

      New York, october 21, 1948. 4to. 2pp. Old folds and wrinkles, stapled, small tears at folds. In half green morocco slipcase . Modifying the exclusive representation contract between Williams and Wood by the insertion of four paragraphs giving Liebling-Wood the right to assign the contract to MCA Artists Ltd., with certain conditions attached

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        One Arm and Other Stories

      [New York]: New Directions. (1948). First. First edition, first printing, second state with copyright page a cancel. Small split in front hinge, else fine in worn, good only slipcase. Although not called for, Signed by the author. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Haggdah LePesach im perush Derekh Khayim veNehora Shalem me'et haGaon Rabbi Yaakov [Lorberboim] MeLisa zikhron Tzadik Livrakha. Matana me'et Vaad HaHatzala leHashe'erit Hapleita

      Vaad Hatzala, Munich, Germany 1948 - Lacks back paper wrapper. 21 leaves. Yudlov 4092. Yaari 2361. This Haggadah was, as indicated on the title page, a gift from the committee for the saving of the surviving remanent of the holocaust and was printed by the committe in Munich, which was not that far from Dacau. This is a reprint of the Nehora Hashalem siddur or prayer bookl. The Derech Chayim commentary is not here, but rather the laws or rules from the Derekh Khayim. The Nehora HaShalem commentary is by Rabbi Aaron son of Yechiel Michal of Mikhailistock. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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