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        The Second World War

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        All Past Years

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Berceo (Libros Antiguos)]
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        The Resurrection & Other Poems

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

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        Oeuvres complètes

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

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES.

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Rabbi Jonah ben Abraham of Gerona - his Life and Ethical Works

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

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

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

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        VIAJE A LA ALCARRIA. LAS BOTAS DE SIETE LEGUAS

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

      [Bookseller: Valentin Peremiansky]
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        Man and Superman : a Comedy and a Philosophy 1901-3

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

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        Typed Document, Signed 1948 No intention of living abroad permanently

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

      [Bookseller: Pangloss Books]
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        Summer and Smoke

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Five Go Off to Camp

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE

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

      [Bookseller: Hardy Books]
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        PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF VERNACULAR IMAGES OF HONG KONG AND TSINGTAO, CHINA, TAKEN BY US NAVY YEOMAN, J.W. BRYANT, IN 1948:; with ephemera laid in

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

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        ALS.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Zulu - English Dictionary

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books]
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        Dark carnival / Ray Bradbury

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Eisenbahn + Zubehör verschiedener Hersteller: GFN-Lokomotive / 3 Personenwagen *Bing*-gemarkt BW / 2 offene Transportwaggons (einer gemarkt *Kraus*) / 1 Transportwaggon *DAB-Dortmunder Actien Brauerei* / 1 Schüttlore / 1 Märklin Tender R 959 u.a.

      - ( Spurbreite 3,5 cm ). Mit 6 Längsschienen (gemarkt OD, Länge jeweils 28 cm ) und 9 Kurvenelementen unterschiedlicher Länge ( 7 von 28 cm Länge, 2 von 14,5 cm Länge ). Dazu ein Weiche (gemarkt OK 8 Germany), 1 alte Bahnübergangsanlage (gemarkt Märklin), 1 Drehkreuz (ohne Marke), 3 Signalmasten (ohne Marke - einer defekt ohne Bodenplatte), 1 Tunnel (ungemarkt - möglicherweise von Bing). Die GFN Lokomotive mit der Typenbezeichnung *99 221*- Made in U.S.-Zone Germany und Friktionsantrieb (Schlüssel hierfür fehlt - möglicherweise defekt) um 1948 / die 3 Bingwaggons (einer hiervon ein Speisewagen) wie auch die Märklin-Schüttlore, die Märklin-Bahnübergangsanlage ( Größe 27 x 20 cm ) und der Tunnel sowie die 3 Signalmasten offenbar um 1910-1920, die übrigen Waggons und Zubehörteile teils später. Teils mit beweglichen Elementen (Türen, Klappen). Mit teils deutlichen Gebrauchsspuren (Lackschäden, bestoßen, teilweise etwas beschädigt, teils etwas angerostet, Bahnübergangsanlage mit fehlenden Elementen etc.). (beiliegend: einige weitere ältere Blechspielzeugteile / ferner beiliegend: 1 Karton mit ca. 80 Märklin-Schienen um 1950 ( teils Geraden, teils Kurven, teils Weichen usw., zusammen ca. 21 Meter lang ) sowie 1 Karton mit diversen Märklin-Waggons, 2 Schienenfahrzeugen, Kranwagen, Güterwaggons etc., ebenfalls 50`er Jahre ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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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]

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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]

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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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