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        SPACE CADET

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1948 - Octavo, illustrated by Clifford Geary, cloth. Heinlein's second young adult SF novel. Influenced by the author's experience at the U.S. Naval Academy. Previous owners bookplate along with his personal ink stamp to front free end paper, several scratches to rear cover, otherwise a fine copy in a fine dust jacket with small (7mm) closed tear to upper left front panel at spine fold and touch of rubbing to spine ends, title lettering on spine panel shows a touch of age tanning. A very attractive copy. (11610) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Space Cadet

      Scribner, scribners 1948 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the edges. This original First Printing dustjacket has the price present on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector’s condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        SPACE CADET

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1948 - Octavo, illustrated by Clifford Geary, cloth. Heinlein's second young adult SF novel. Influenced by the author's experience at the U.S. Naval Academy. Former owners' juvenile bookplate, dated 1948, affixed to front free end paper, some fading of cloth along rear edge, a nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with mild rubbing to flap folds and corner tips, head of spine panel has a light rubbing and a small nick, spine lettering is a little age tanned. A nice copy. (14066) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Who Goes There?

      Shasta Publishers 1948 - First book edition. This volume reprints 7 Campbell stories that appeared originally in pulp magazines in the 1930s. The book is fine, square and tight with no markings of any kind save for Campbell's signature on the ffep. The jacket, featuring stunning Hannes Bok artwork, has not been clipped and shows minor wear to the spine ends and the extremities, as well as minor fading to the spine. The front and back are bright and crisp. The title story in the collection is legendary as the basis for the 1951 film The Thing from Another World and also the 1982 John Carpenter remake, a film that is much better, in my opinion, than many people seem to think. Plus, tipped in is the original invoice for a shop in Toronto that ordered 5 copies and, after discount, paid a whopping 9 bucks for them. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sellers & Newel Books]
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        WHO GOES THERE?: SEVEN TALES OF SCIENCE FICTION

      Shasta Publishers, Chicago 1948 - Octavo, illustration by Hannes Bok, cloth. One of an undetermined number of subscriber copies signed on the front free end paper. Classic story collection whose stories were first published in Astounding Science Fiction (1934-38) under the Don A. Stuart pseudonym. "These short stories are much better than the author's novel-length space operas, and constitute a fascinating body of work." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-13. The title story has been filmed twice, the first in 1951 as "The Thing From Another World", one of the classic Science Fiction films of the 1950s (with James Arness in the title role). Filmed again in 1982 as "The Thing" by John Carpenter. Wrap around jacket by Hannes Bok. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket showing some slight dust soiling to light background of jacket, light rubbing to corners and lower spine panel, tiny closed tear to upper front panel. (9898) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Martinique charmeuse de serpents

      Paris: Sagittaire, 1948. Prima edizione di 625 esemplari. broch. Ottimo (Fine). 16mo. Avec textes et illustrations d'André Masson. Con una litografia originale dell'Artista stampata in rosso con il monogramma AM su pietra (cm 10x3) Prima edizione di 625 esemplari di cui 12+95 con una litografia originale di A. Masson non firmata (First edition of 635 copies, only 12+95 with an original unsigned etching). Uno dei 95 esemplari di testa con la litografia originale di Masson (es. n. 37) [Saphire, Cramer, 1994; Galati, 1980; VUZ n.3, aprile 2002]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Frankfurt am Main. Ein Bildwerk mit dreißig Handabzügen von Originalphotos von Dr. Paul Wolff & Tritschler, Alfred Ehrhardt, Franz Lieck und Theodor Kisselbach. Hrsg. von der Photographia zu Wetzlar.

      Wetzlar, Photograhia (1948).. 4°. 4 S. (Text von Willy Zschietzmann). 30 Orig.-Photographien auf Karton montiert (16 x 32cm). Lose in Orig.-Halbleinenkassette mit goldgepr. Deckel- und Rückentitel (etwas berieben).,. Erste Ausgabe. Eines von nur ca. 50 Exemplaren, mit Vorkriegsaufnahmen der Stadt Frankfurt am Main aus dem Atelier von Paul Wolff. - Alle Kartons sind rückseitig betitelt und mit Archiv-Nummern versehen. - Tafeln leicht verzogen, insgesamt jedoch schönes Exemplar. - Paul Wolff Bibliographie, S. 26. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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        Passport Document Signed Two Times

      HEPBURN'S CONGO PASSPORT FILMING AFRICAN QUEEN("Katharine Houghton Hepburn") in black fountain pen ink on her U.S. Passport, issued May 6, 1948. 3 3/4" x 6 1/8". Signed on page 3 in black ink and signed on her black and white photograph in black ink. Very good.Bearing immigration stamps from New York to London, South Hampton, Dover, Paris, Rome, Liverpool, Uganda, Belgian Congo and Kenya.Katharine Hepburn carried this passport while filming "The African Queen" and while performing in the play "The Millionairess" in London.Provenance: from the estate of Katharine Hepburn.Hepburn (1907-2003), born May 12, 1907, Hartford, Connecticut; died June 29, 2003, Saybrook, Connecticut; dramatic American stage and screen actress; four-time Academy Award winner "Morning Glory" 1933; "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" 1967; "The Lion in Winter" 1968; "On Golden Pond" 1981 and nominated 8 other times.

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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        Murder in the Cathedral

      Faber and Faber, London; (1948) - Inscribed by the author on the title page, 88pp., bound in red cloth spine lettering gilt, some minor finger soiling to covers, off-setting to free endpapers. A very good copy in chipped dust jacket with piece torn away along upper edge near head. Size: Octavo

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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        Cry, the Beloved Country (Review copy)

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

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        A Mathematical Theory of Communication

      New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1948. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. 752 pages. Blue cloth binding with gilt spine lettering. Ex-libris "Thomas A. Prugh" with his name stamped on front pastedown endpaper. In The Bell System Technical Journal, Volume 27, 1948 (entire volume with four individual issues offered). Shannon's article is in 2 parts, found on pp 379-423 and 623-656. Original issue front wrappers are bound in (rear wrappers are not). The first issue has owner name inked on cover. Next three issues have a date stamp inked on cover, and previous owner markings inked out. An "AS 72" stamp in several places, including first page of first half of Shannon article. Otherwise very occasional markings in the text. Cloth. Claude Shannon is credited with founding the field of information theory. Previous to the work done in this paper, the noise found on transmission lines was treated fundamentally differently. The previous solution was to "shout louder" so that the signal could be heard over the noise. With the introduction of the "bit" or binary digit, and the practical introduction of coding theory by Hamming and others, the start of modern transmission technologies were born. Without Shannon's work, the internet as we know it would not exist. "What began as a study of transmission over telegraph lines [ by Nyquist and Hartley ... ] was developed by Shannon into a general theory of communication applicable to telegraph, telephone, radio, television, and computing machines - in fact, to any system, physical or biological, in which information is being transferred or manipulated through time or space" (Aspray, 1985, pp. 119-22) Shannon's paper was also responsible for introducting the term 'bit' (for binary digit) into the published literature, and for giving the term it's current meaning..." (Origins of Cyberspace 880) The previous owner Thomas A. Prugh was awarded 4 patents in the electronics and telecommunications areas, several of which were assigned to the US Army. In this fundamentally important paper, Shannon laid the foundation for much of today's interconnected world.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Iron Curtain *SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR*

      New York E.P. Dutton 1948. No Jacket; 280 pages. Inscribed upon front free endpaper to Roman Fast and signed by Igor Gouzenko in June of 1949. Gouzenko was the Soviet embassy cipher clerk whose defection in 1945 marked the beginning of the Cold War. His revelations resulted in major investigations and dozens of arrests. Above-average wear to red boards. Binding intact. Unmarked. What appears to be a clipping from the dust jacket of a Second Printing copy is neatly affixed at half-title page. Said clipping provides major contemporary media reviews of this work. A treasure for your Espionage or Cold War collection. Signed Third Printing Hard Cover 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall; Third Printing. Fair

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        "Dan Viet Nam le peuple Vietnamien. [Vols. 1-3, all published.]"

      Hanoi: Vien Dong-Phuong Bac-co Xuat Ban. 1948-49. "3 volumes, 4to, text alternately in Vietnamese and French; table of alphabets, 3 maps (2 folding), 2 plates with 15 photographic illustrations on rectos and versos, 7 folding plans including one of the Imperial Palace, large folding table, tables and illustrations in the text, text occasionally in double column; original printed wrappers; some toning of the text, as well as some browning and wear, but generally a good, sound set. An early Vietnamese scientific periodical, emphasizing archaeology, ethnography, philology, and history. It began publication with no. 1 in May, 1948, and ceased with no. 3 in Aug. 1949. Issued under the auspices of École francais d'Extreme-Orient."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        To Say if You Love Someone

      Prairie City: Decker Press. (1948). An unrecorded variant of this uncommon title. Gray cloth with the same design as that of the apparently first issue yellow cloth, in a purple and pink floral dust jacket with red and blue lettering, a $2 "Gift Edition" price, and different jacket copy. Near fine in a very good dust jacket rubbed along the folds. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Hassebrauk, Ernst. - "Rosen im Sektglas".

      . Radierung / Kaltnadel, mit Plattenton auf Büttenpapier, 1948. Von Ernst Hassebrauk. 20,0 x 20,0 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 40 x 32,5 cm (Blatt). Lau 162. Außerhalb der Platte unten rechts in Bleistift von der Witwe signiert "p.m. Ernst Hassebrauk" und verso betitelt. - Sehr seltenes Blatt! - Marginale Mängel. Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. Ernst Hassebrauk (1905 Dresden - 1974 Dresden). Oft fälschlich auch Ernst Hassebrauck. Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. 1925-27 Studium an der Kunstakademie Dresden. 1927-32 Studium der Philosophie und Kunstgeschichte an der Universität Leipzig. Parallel Studium an der Leipziger Kunstakademie bei Willi Geiger. 1947 Proffesur an der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (HGB). 1949 Entlassung aus dem Lehramt im Zusammenhang mit der Formalismusdebatte. 1958-60 Arbeit an den Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen in Dresden. Pflegte einen in seiner vitalen Farbigkeit und üppigen Strichführung neobarock anmutenden expressiven Realismus. Zahlreiche Ausstellungen und Publikationen..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        "A Fugue in Time" by Edward Paul Abbey in: The Indiana Student Writes 1947-1948, a Collection of Short Stories and Narrative Sketches written in English courses by students at State Teachers College Indiana, Pennsylvania

      Indiana, PA: English Department, State Teachers College Indiana Pennsylvania. 1948. First printing. Paperback. Very Good. Published December, 1948. 8vo, pictorial pale green stapled wraps, 65pp., illustrated. Very good, light wear, previous owner's name on top of front cover. Very RARE, only one copy recorded in OCLC (at IUP, which used to be the State Teachers College). The Edward Abbey story, "A Fugue in Time," is either his first or second adult story published (another pamphlet, published by ISTC, 'The Indiana GI Writes,' also contained a story of Abbey's, but James Calahan (the author of the best biography of Abbey), in his essay 'My People' on Abbey's roots in Western Pennsylvania, calls our piece Abbey's first published adult story. Abbey, who was enrolled in ISTC for all of two semesters, took English courses from Rhodes Stabley, who supplies a preface to this pamphlet. Calahan refers to the story as 'a rather Joycean stream of consciousness experiment.' One of the rarest known publications by the controversial novelist and anarchical environmentalist.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        A Fugue in Time" by Edward Paul Abbey in: The Indiana Student Writes 1947- 1948, a Collection of Short Stories and Narrative Sketches written in English courses by students at State Teachers College Indiana, Pennsylvania.

      English Department, State Teachers College Indiana Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 1948 - Published December, 1948. 8vo, pictorial pale green stapled wraps, 65pp., illustrated. Very good, light wear, previous owner's name on top of front cover. Very RARE, only one copy recorded in OCLC (at IUP, which used to be the State Teachers College). The Edward Abbey story, "A Fugue in Time," is either his first or second adult story published (another pamphlet, published by ISTC, 'The Indiana GI Writes,' also contained a story of Abbey's, but James Calahan (the author of the best biography of Abbey), in his essay 'My People' on Abbey's roots in Western Pennsylvania, calls our piece Abbey's first published adult story. Abbey, who was enrolled in ISTC for all of two semesters, took English courses from Rhodes Stabley, who supplies a preface to this pamphlet. Calahan refers to the story as 'a rather Joycean stream of consciousness experiment.' One of the rarest known publications by the controversial novelist and anarchical environmentalist. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Les Cent Visages du Cinema (Signed First Edition)

      Editions Bernard Grasset, Paris 1948 - First French Edition (and correct first). One of several limitations, this one of 180 copies issued on large paper (this being No. 166). Briefly INSCRIBED by LaPierre on the second blank, most uncommon thus. About Very Good condition, in wrappers, with a slight lean and some fraying at the spine ends and front fold, otherwise lightly shelfworn. A massive, systematic, and profusely photo illustrated study of world cinema up to 1948, arranged by geographic areas. 716 pages, in French. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Felix Frankfurter TLS to Chief Vinson, April 2, 1948

      Washington DC, 1948. Very Good. Signed Letter from Felix Frankfurter to Chief Justice Vinson FRANKFURTER, Felix. Typed Letter Signed to Chief [Chief Justice Fred Vinson] on Supreme Court of the United States stationery. [Washington, D.C.] April 2, 1948. One page quarto. Supreme Court of the United States Washington, D.C. Chambers of Justice Felix Frankfurter Dear Chief: When you asked me for the assignment of No. 427, Trupiano v. United States, I asked you to assign it to me, because I had not had time to consult one of the two brethren I had in mind for the assignment. I was tipped off by one of our number that Frank was very anxious to write in that case, but he has been, as you know, inaccessible for some time, and I have only just now received his acceptance of the suggested assignment ?"with enthusiasm and deep interest?". Faithfully yours, F.F. This letter provides an intriguing peek into the daily inter-office communications between Supreme Court Justices. Justice Felix Frankfurter was following up on the assignment of an upcoming case [Trupiano vs US 334 US 699, 1948] that was soon to appear on the docket. Trupiano vs. US was a complicated 4th Amendment case involving the question of illegal search and seizure. Ultimately the decision on the case was indeed written by ?"Frank?"--- Justice Frank Murphy. Felix Frankfurter (1882-1965) came to America from Vienna at the age of 12 and rose through the ranks of judicial academia to become the third Jewish Supreme Court Justice after Brandeis and Cardozo. Although not an observing Jew, (Frankfurter quipped he was ?"a reverent agnostic?") he was still an extremely aware, and frequently active participant in pro-Jewish causes. He was appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1930 and served 23 years until his retirement in 1962. Fred Vinson [1890-1953) served several terms as a Representative of Kentucky in the House of Representatives. He was appointed Sec. Of the Treasury by Harry Truman who appointed him as Chief Justice to the Supreme Court in 1946. He served until his death in 1953 when he was succeeded by Earl Warren. Frank Murphy [1890-1949] from Detroit, Michigan was appointed an Associate Justice in 1940 by F.D.R. He served slightly more than nine years before his death in office.

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        ONE ARM AND OTHER STORIES

      New York, (1948): New Directions First State and one of a few known copies in the First States (according to Ralph Sipper). with an integral title page which reads on the verso "Copyright 1948/New Directions". Williams discovered this and required the publisher to excise the title pages in virtually all of the 1500 copy editions and to insert a corrected leaf, with the copyright assigned to Williams. This is one of the very few copies that escaped the knife. 210pp., fine in publisher's slipcase as issued.. First Edition. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Time Was Away : A Notebook in Corsica

      London: John Lehmann, 1948. No marks or inscriptions to contents. A very clean very tight copy with bright yellow cloth boards, tiny brown spot to centre of both front and rear boards, very slight traces of foxing, slightly dusty top of page edges and minor bump to upper rear corner. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or creased with rubbing and small tears to edges and slightly sunned spine. 189pp. A close artistic collaboration between a poet and a painter. The main text is of personal descriptions of the people and the island throughout Corsica along with over fifty illustrations, eight in colour, maps and a number of poems. Very scarce with dust jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (+)/Very Good. Illus. by John Minton. 9.5 x 6.75 inches.

      [Bookseller: Godley Books]
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        Proêmes

      1948 - Livre d'occasion In-12 (16,9 x 10,8 cm), broché, couverture illustrée d'un dessin de Braque, 217 pp., 3 ff. n. ch. Condition : Édition originale. L'un des 15 ex. de tête imprimés sur Hollande (avant 35 ex. sur pur fil et 2200 exemplaires numérotés sur châtaigner). Le premier plat de couverture est orné d'une composition de Georges Braque. Exemplaire non coupé, non justifié. Une infime déchirure en tête. Rare. 300g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        Darker Than You Think

      Fantasy Books, Reading, Penn. 1948 - 1st edition/1st printing. #81 of 500 limited edition copies SIGNED/INSCRIB ED by author on limitation page: 'To Phillip Lee Best wishes - and 'ware the witches! Jack Williamson' . One of my personal favorites! A wonderful story both of horror/fantasy and of the darkness in all of us. A story you'll never forget. Near fine book in the preferred dark green binding that is straight, clean, very tight and has no handwriting in it other than the author's inscription, with a bit of shelving wear to upper spine end (slight wrinkles to cloth edge at that upper end), in a price intact, crisp and clean dustjacket with a couple of very small chips to upper spine end and 1 tiny, completely closed edge tear upper front panel, with very little of the normal rubbing this uncoated paper dustjacket seems to accumulate. There are also some light handling smudges to the white of the back panel. Lovely copy of a scarce book! ; Signed by Author 226871 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AAABOOKS (Authors & Artists)]
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        [Post-War Speeches:]

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd,, 1948?-61. The Sinews of Peace; Europe Unite; In The Balance; Stemming The Tide; The Unwritten Alliance. Edited by Randolph S. Churchill. 5 volumes, octavo. Original varicoloured cloth, spines lettered in gilt or silver. With the dust jackets. Small bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown of Vol. IV. An excellent set in the bright jackets that have some nicks to spine ends and tape repairs to verso. First editions, first impressions.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Candide ou loptimisme

      Candide ou l?optimisme. París, Jean Porson, 1948. 300x250 mm, 100 h., edición de 250 ejemplares numerados en velin de Rives. Ejemplar de la serie de 205.45 litografías de Clavé (27 a página entera) estampadas en prensa manual por Lucien Détruit. Al final del libro el folleto de promoción/suscripción con el mismo tamaño y características: texto de Porson y 4 litografías. Encuadernación en piel, firmada por Kiefer (hijo), con la respuesta de Cándido, escéptico, al doctor Pangloss que vuelve a la carga con su optimismo: ?Cultivons notre jardin? sobre impreso con triple estampación en distintos colores en cada línea en el plano superior; con estuche. Ejemplar con una suite de 53 litografías no utilizadas, ensayos, pruebas; además, 23 remarques. Envoltorio litografiado dentro de carpeta y estuche editorial. De esta suite se editaron sólo 10 ejemplares. 

      [Bookseller: Elena Gallego - Arte y Grafía.com]
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        To Say if You Love Someone

      Prairie City: Decker Press. (1948). An unrecorded variant of this uncommon title. Gray cloth with the same design as that of the apparently first issue yellow cloth, in a blue dust jacket with gold and black lettering, a price of $1 and the words "THE ARCHIVE of Duke University" in place of "Louis Untermeyer" on the dust jacket copy. According to Morgan, Decker printed about 200 copies of this title, about 20 of which were the first issue, although Morgan doesn't account for all known variants. Shortly after printing this book, Decker disappeared and his car was found abandoned, a mystery that was never solved. Fine in a mildly sunned, else fine dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Intruder in the Dust

      New York: Random House, 1948. First edition. about Fine/about Fine. A just about Fine copy of the book in like dust jacket. Gilt on the book's spine flaking and a small scratch to the top of the page block, otherwise a Fine copy. Dust jacket with a short closed tear on the rear panel and the spine just a trifle toned, otherwise a clean, bright example. "Intruder in the Dust," published in 1948, was the first novel Faulkner had written in eight years, since 1940's "The Hamlet." The book is about Lucas Beauchamp, a black man, who is unjustly accused of murdering a white man and faces lynching. The Lucas character had originally appeared years earlier, in Faulkner's 1942 short story collection "Go Down, Moses." Faulkner would win the Nobel Prize the year after "Intruder in the Dust" was published. "...being more, far more, than any other recent novel I know by an American novelist." (Contemporary New York Times review). about Fine in about Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Rachel Ray. A Novel

      Chapman and Hall. Stated second edition, but most likely first edition, second issue.. Joints slightly rubbed; very good copy.. Sadleir, Trollope, 17; Wolff 6792; NCBEL III, 883. 2 vols, 8vo, contemporary polished half calf, marbled sides, red and green morocco labels, gilt lettering and decorations, t.e.g. ?A Trollopian tirade against Evangelical intolerance . . . commissioned by Good Words, but rejected as unfit for Sunday reading. It is one of the few instances in all Trollope's stories where he makes a worker, in this case a brewer, his hero.? - Gerould, A Guide to Trollope (Princeton University Press, 1948). There were six stated editions of Rachel Ray which Sadleir speculates are all issues of the first edition.

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        The Road Through The Wall

      New York:: Farrar Straus,, 1948. . A Near Fine copy with a previous owner name and sticker on the front pastedown in a Very Good Plus unclipped dust jacket with light edgewear to the spine. This is Jackson's First Book. Jackson and her family lived in the community of Burlingame, California, an affluent middle-class suburb that would feature in this her first novel which like her later novels was characterised by her use of a realistic setting for a tale with elements of horror and the occult. .

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        Hall of Famer Joe Cronin waives notice of most likely the last meeting of the Directors of the 1948 Oroville Red Sox ? the first place team was disbanded after their only season

      "Typed Document Signed ?Joseph E. Cronin,? one page, 8.5? x 11?. Boston, Massachusetts, November 19, 1948. Three file holes at blank left edge. Fine condition.Headed ?Oroville Baseball Club, Inc. / Waiver of Notice / of Meeting of Board of Directors / November 19, 1948.? In full, ?We, the undersigned, being all of the Directors of the Oroville Baseball Club, Inc., hereby waive notice of the time, place and purpose of the meeting of the Directors of said Company and appoint Friday, November 19, 1948 at 10:00 o?clock in the forenoon as the time, and 24 Jersey Street, Boston, Massachusetts, as the place of said meeting.? Also signed by the other director of the Oroville Baseball Club, ?Hiram W. Mason.?The Oroville Red Sox were the Class D farm team of the Red Sox in the Far West League. When the Far West League was organized in 1948, Boston placed a team in Oroville, California. The team finished the season in first place, but would only last the 1948 season as the Boston Red Sox decided to reduce their minor league affiliations. This was undoubtedly what was discussed at the November 19, 1948 meeting in Boston. The Far West League lasted until 1951.Joe Cronin was the manager of the Boston Red Sox from 1933-1947. At the end of the 1947 season, he became General Manager of the Red Sox and continued in that post through January 1959 when he was elected President of the American League (1959-1973). In 1956, Cronin was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.It is interesting to note that in 1949, just a few months after this document was signed, the Boston Red Sox had scouted Willie Mays. Howard Bryant on ESPN.com wrote in 2009, ??There's no telling what I would have been able to do in Boston,? Willie Mays once told me. ?To be honest, I really thought I was going to Boston. They had a guy come down to look at me. They had a good team with [Mel] Parnell and [Vern] Stephens, and of course, Ted. But for that [Tom] Yawkey. Everyone knew he was a racist. He didn't want me.? ... And of course, there was the original sin: Jackie Robinson?s humiliating 1945 tryout with Boston that ended with Robinson and the Red Sox -- manager Joe Cronin, in particular -- as lifelong enemies. The Red Sox were not serious about signing Robinson; by the time he retired following the 1956 season, the Sox still hadn?t integrated.? It?s probably more than a coincidence that just six months after Cronin left his post as Red Sox General Manager, Pumpsie Green became the first Black ballplayer to play for the Red Sox. Boston was the last of the 16 teams in the Major Leagues to integrate, twelve years after Jackie Robinson. Tom Yawkey owned the Boston Red Sox from 1933 until his death in 1976.Pre-certified by Spence."

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        The Young Cricketer's Tutor . Originally Published In 1833 And Now Reprinted .

      Dropmore Press 1948 - Originally published in 1833, this edition is enhanced by 15 wood engravings of rustic cricket scenes by John O'Connor, and a foreword by Neville Cardus. 8vo. [3] + xii + 94pp. Hand-printed on paper hand-made by Millbourn, some pps uncut with ragged edges, top edges gilt. Dust-wrapper in very good condition with just slight browning to the spine. No.21 of only 50 copies (out of a total limitation of 750) specially bound in green buckram with gilt vignette to front cover of a stylized set of wickets, stumps and bails. A fine copy of this charmingly produced book. [Padwick, 390-5]

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        FRAGMENTS D'UN PARADIS (Les Anges).

      - Paris, G. Dechalotte, 1948. En feuilles. 23x29 cm. Ouvrage illustré en couleurs par Pierre FONTEINAS. Couverture rempliée. Chemise-étui recouverte de papier beige. Chemise-étui légèrement défraîchie, sinon ouvrage en excellent état. Un des 959 exemplaires sur B.F.K. de Rives (n° 286). La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 10% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 500 EUR.

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        The Novels of Jane Austen - 6 volumes Pride & Prejudice ; Emma ; Sense & Sensibility; Persuasion; Mansfield Park; Northanger Abbey

      London: The Zodiac Press 1948. 6 volumes, 1948 - 1950 bound in a recent quarter plum morocco. Raised bands, gilt lettering and devices, marbled boards. Very clean, attractive set. . Near Fine. 1/4 Morocco. 1948. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        IT TOOK NINE TAILORS

      New York & Toronto:: McGraw - Hill. (1948). First edition. Photo illustrated. Menjou's autobiography, with a foreword by Clark Gable. INSCRIBED and/or SIGNED on front endpaper by MENJOU and Hollywood luminaries such as FRED ASTAIRE, GINGER ROGERS, RANDOLPH SCOTT, HOAGY CARMICHAEL, REGINALD OWEN, M. M. Musselman, George Folsey, et al. Dust jacket caricature of Menjou is by Xavier Cugat. An obviously well-loved books with covers worn--good at best, in like dust jacket which is nonetheless intact. A very nice piece of Hollywood memorabilia.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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