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        The Three Roads

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First Edition. The last of Millar's 4 mystery novels written under his own name. Basis for the 1981 film Double Negative, directed by George Bloomfield and starring Michael Sarrazin, Susan Clark, and Anthony Perkins. First Printing. Octavo; brown cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in blue on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 223pp, [2]. Topstain faded, with light foxing to text edges; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), lightly worn at extremities, with some scattered foxing on verso; Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books ]
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        Coral de Año Nuevo para la patria en tinieblas, S.l., Ediciones de la Resistencia, s. d. (1948).

      - In-8º mayor.- (22) p.- Rústica engrampada, ilustrada con el retrato del autor.- Edición clandestina, publicada simultáneamente con la original.- MUY RARO. PUBLICADOS CLANDESTINAMENTE EN COINCIDENCIA CON EL DESAFUERO QUE HABÍA SUFRIDO COMO SENADOR DE LA REPÚBLICA DE CHILE, NERUDA INCORPORARÍA POCO DESPUÉS ESTOS COMBATIVOS POEMAS A SU OBRA CUMBRE, EL “CANTO GENERAL”. DE FUERTES CONNOTACIONES POLÍTICO-SOCIALES, SU LENGUAJE NO EXCLUYE SIN EMBARGO LAS PARTICULARIDADES ESTRICTAMENTE “POÉTICAS” QUE LO COLOCAN ENTRE LAS GRANDES FIGURAS LITERARIAS DEL SIGLO XX.

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

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

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        Come to Dust

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

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        Sexual Behavior in the Human Male Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

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

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        The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy

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

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        WITHOUT SORCERY: THIRTEEN [13] TALES

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

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        One Arm and Other Stories.

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

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        Typed Contract Signed ("Tennessee Williams") with his agent Aubrey Wood of Liebling-Wood, countersigned by Wood and Liebling

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Now is the Place

      First Statement Press, Montreal 1948 - Stories and poems by Irving Layton. Cream wraps in decorated dust jacket which is worn only at the edges. Inscribed by Layton to Burton Keirstead and dated April 15,1948. Very nice copy of an uncommon book. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        TRUITES, MOUCHES, DEVONS.

      Librairie Maloine, S. A., Paris, 1948. Fort volume In - 4, reliure éditeur demi - toile verte, vignette collée sur le premier plat. XII pp., 1181 p. Petits enfoncements sur le dos, coiffes légèrement amorties. Le livre dont vous rêviez : Un ouvrage complet et d?une ampleur considérable, d?une richesse inégalée. Cette étude d?ensemble analyse l?anatomie, l?élevage, les maladies, les instincts, le psychisme, etc., de la truite. Il aborde de façon très détaillée les différentes mouches, leurs origines, le matériel, la pêche au ver, la pêche à l?insecte, le lancer léger, extra - léger et ultra - léger. La dernière partie est consacrée à l?équipement, à l?eau, la théorie solunaire... Fantastique illustration comprenant 567 figures, 50 h. - texte, 2 planches couleurs. UN DOCUMENT UNIQUE SUR LA PECHE DE LA TRUITE. Bel exemplaire. relié D'OccasionBonétat

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        MUSEUM : A QUARTERLY REVIEW PUBLISHED BY UNESCO / REVUE TRIMESTRIELLE PUBLIÉE PAR UNESCO : VOLUME I, No. 1-2 - VOLUME XI, No. 4; VOL. XII, Nos. 1,4; VOL. XIII, No. 1 (July 1948 - 1960)

      Paris: United Nations [Unesco], 1948-1960. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. Quarto. 47 issues and nine annual indexes (1949-1957) in 54 volumes, containing numerous illustrations. Text in English and French. Original printed wrappers. Occasional toning, light staining, light inscriptions, small date stamps, or "specimen" stamps in wrappers. Contents very clean. A very good set. Continuous run of the first eleven years of Unesco's MUSEUM magazine, with several additional issues. A postwar masterpiece of print design and international cultural collaboration, MUSEUM was launched in the summer of 1948, a year and a half after the founding of Unesco. The publication continues today as MUSEUM INTERNATIONAL. Topics of the journal, which generally occupy full issues, include museum education, museums and archaeology, painting cleaning and conservation, recovery from World War II, vitrines and display, traveling exhibitions, and a variety of other concerns, spanning continents, fields, and disciplines. A wealth of unusual and important images and articles by the mid-20th century's leading curators, educators, designers, and conservators.

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        He Drew As He Pleased: A Sketchbook by Albert Hurter

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1948. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book is in fine, As new condition in tan cloth boards with brick-red background for the lettering. Unclipped dust jacket is fine condition, as new, with a tiny chip at top corner and a tiny closed tear on top front. "700 inspirational drawings created for the Walt Disney Studio." A beautiful copy--scarce in this condition. Unpaginated. Folio. In protective Mylar.

      [Bookseller: Warwick Books]
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        Vie d'une prostituée

      A mes dépens 1948 - - A mes dépens, s.l. s.d. (1948), 12x15,5cm, broché. - Edition originale parue sous pseudonyme, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Ingres rose, tirage de tête avec 25 Ingres gris. Une petite déchirure recollé en pied du dos légèrement éclairci, rare et agréable exemplaire aux fragiles couvertures non passées. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Histoires de bêtes

      - Gilbert Droin éditeur, Paris, 1948. Petit In/4 reliure de Blaizot, demi-maroquin à coins havane et filets dorés sous étui, dos à nerfs, couvertures conservées, illustrations en eaux-fortes de Michel Ciry, frontispice, ex-libris sur papier Japon, 127 p. Rousseurs sur les tranches. Belle reliure pour un ouvrage soigné.

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        Sleep No More

      London: Contable & Company Ltd,, 1948. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in dark blue. With the dust jacket. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Boards bowed, spine and board edges a little faded, some mild foxing to edges and endpapers. A very good copy in the price-clipped jacket that has some nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression. 12 supernatural stories.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Three Roads

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1948 - The last of Millar's 4 mystery novels written under his own name. Basis for the 1981 film Double Negative, directed by George Bloomfield and starring Michael Sarrazin, Susan Clark, and Anthony Perkins. First Printing. Octavo; brown cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in blue on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 223pp, [2]. Topstain faded, with light foxing to text edges; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), lightly worn at extremities, with some scattered foxing on verso; Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Gathering Storm, the first edition of the first volume of Churchill's history of the Second World War, inscribed and dated to his first cousin Clare Sheridan, "the nearest thing to a sister that Winston ever had."

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948. First edition, first printing. This first edition of the first volume of The Second World War is inscribed and dated less than a month after publication to Churchill's first cousin Clare Sheridan, "the nearest thing to a sister that Winston ever had." The unusually personal inscription inked in black in six lines on the first free endpaper reads: "From | Winston | to | Clare | Jul 17 | 1948". The inscription date is 26 days after publication, two and a half months before publication of the British first edition. Clare Consuelo Frewen Sheridan (1885-1970) was an accomplished sculptress and writer. Strong-willed, restless, fiercely independent, and intellectually curious, Clare shared many characteristics with her famous cousin, but lived a hedonistic, promiscuous life that was both financially and socially turbulent. Her cousin Winston was a presence throughout that life, as she was in his. Clare was the middle of three children born to Winston's Aunt Clara Jerome Frewen (1851-1935) and Moreton Frewen (the famously slipshod editor of Winston's first book). Clare was the only girl among the eight children born to the three famous Jerome sisters. In Clare's childhood, cousin Winston was already a formidable presence. "Winston was a large schoolboy when I was still in the nursery... He filled me with awe." (Nuda Veritas, Clare Sheridan, p.14) Clare married Wilfred Sheridan in 1910. When their second daughter, born in 1913, died in her first year, "Clare was devastated and began her first attempts at sculpture to escape her grief." (Fortune's Daughters, p.302) Their only son Richard was born on 20 September 1915 and Wilfred was killed a few days later leading his men at the Battle of Loos. (FD, p.303) Winston wrote to Clare: "I know there is nothing I can write can ease a single throb of your immense sorrow, or soothe a moment of your loss. In the face of this terrible event I feel by how fond I am of you, how we have always been friends since you were a little tot... (Letter of 3 October 1915) Wilfred's death both devastated and released Clare; for the rest of her life she would make her living sculpting and writing. Clare and Winston's relationship was tested by her Bolshevik sympathies in the early 1920s, but endured. At the height of the war in 1942, Clare sculpted Winston. "...she came to him in the morning while he was still in bed... in the underground shelter, which had become the night-time annexe of the Prime Minister's residence... Clare grew frustrated trying to capture him, as he refused to keep still or to give up his cigar... but one morning managed to seize a few uninterrupted hours and finished the piece." (FD, p.378) Bronze versions of Clare's bust of Winston reside at Blenheim Palace, Chartwell, Harrow School, and Hastings Town Hall. Clare wrote to Winston later that year: "You have pulled us through the dark tunnel into the light of dawn!" (8 November 1942 Letter from Clare to Winston) The Second World War was published in six volumes between 1948 and 1953. This copy of The Gathering Storm is distinguished by the presence of all first edition points, including yellow-orange topstain, red and yellow head and foot bands, publication date at the foot of the title page, and absence of a Book-of-the-Month Club indentation on the lower rear cover. Condition is very good overall. The binding remains tight and square with sharp corners, showing mild spine toning and modest wear, mostly confined to the spine ends and corners. The contents remain internally bright with no evident spotting or any previous ownership marks other than the author's inscription on the first free endpaper, which remains clear and distinct. We note a little browning to the pastedowns and minor shelf soiling to the bottom edge. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.1(I).a, Woods/ICS A123(aa), Langworth p.258

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        OTHER VOICES OTHER ROOMS

      New York: Random House. [1948].. Cloth. Very faint darkening to endsheet gutters, otherwise a very near fine copy in very good, edge-tanned dust jacket with a few short, creased, closed tears to upper edge, minor nicks to corner tips, and a small chip to the toe of the lower joint. First edition of the author's first book. With a quote by Marguerite Young and the controversial Harold Halma portrait of Capote on the jacket's rear panel.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        THE WORLD OF A

      New York: Simon and Schuster,. 1948. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing to edges. A. nice copy. (#111954). First edition. Signed by van Vogt. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-183. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2501-05. In 333.

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        The Gathering Storm, the first edition of the first volume of Churchill's history of the Second World War, inscribed and dated to his first cousin Clare Sheridan, "the nearest thing to a sister that Winston ever had."

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948. First edition, first printing. This first edition of the first volume of The Second World War is inscribed and dated less than a month after publication to Churchill's first cousin Clare Sheridan, "the nearest thing to a sister that Winston ever had." The unusually personal inscription inked in black in six lines on the first free endpaper reads: "From | Winston | to | Clare | Jul 17 | 1948". The inscription date is 26 days after publication, two and a half months before publication of the British first edition. Clare Consuelo Frewen Sheridan (1885-1970) was an accomplished sculptress and writer. Strong-willed, restless, fiercely independent, and intellectually curious, Clare shared many characteristics with her famous cousin, but lived a hedonistic, promiscuous life that was both financially and socially turbulent. Her cousin Winston was a presence throughout that life, as she was in his. Clare was the middle of three children born to Winston's Aunt Clara Jerome Frewen (1851-1935) and Moreton Frewen (the famously slipshod editor of Winston's first book). Clare was the only girl among the eight children born to the three famous Jerome sisters. In Clare's childhood, cousin Winston was already a formidable presence. "Winston was a large schoolboy when I was still in the nursery... He filled me with awe." (Nuda Veritas, Clare Sheridan, p.14) Clare married Wilfred Sheridan in 1910. When their second daughter, born in 1913, died in her first year, "Clare was devastated and began her first attempts at sculpture to escape her grief." (Fortune's Daughters, p.302) Their only son Richard was born on 20 September 1915 and Wilfred was killed a few days later leading his men at the Battle of Loos. (FD, p.303) Winston wrote to Clare: "I know there is nothing I can write can ease a single throb of your immense sorrow, or soothe a moment of your loss. In the face of this terrible event I feel by how fond I am of you, how we have always been friends since you were a little tot... (Letter of 3 October 1915) Wilfred's death both devastated and released Clare; for the rest of her life she would make her living sculpting and writing. Clare and Winston's relationship was tested by her Bolshevik sympathies in the early 1920s, but endured. At the height of the war in 1942, Clare sculpted Winston. "...she came to him in the morning while he was still in bed... in the underground shelter, which had become the night-time annexe of the Prime Minister's residence... Clare grew frustrated trying to capture him, as he refused to keep still or to give up his cigar... but one morning managed to seize a few uninterrupted hours and finished the piece." (FD, p.378) Bronze versions of Clare's bust of Winston reside at Blenheim Palace, Chartwell, Harrow School, and Hastings Town Hall. Clare wrote to Winston later that year: "You have pulled us through the dark tunnel into the light of dawn!" (8 November 1942 Letter from Clare to Winston) The Second World War was published in six volumes between 1948 and 1953. This copy of The Gathering Storm is distinguished by the presence of all first edition points, including yellow-orange topstain, red and yellow head and foot bands, publication date at the foot of the title page, and absence of a Book-of-the-Month Club indentation on the lower rear cover. Condition is very good overall. The binding remains tight and square with sharp corners, showing mild spine toning and modest wear, mostly confined to the spine ends and corners. The contents remain internally bright with no evident spotting or any previous ownership marks other than the author's inscription on the first free endpaper, which remains clear and distinct. We note a little browning to the pastedowns and minor shelf soiling to the bottom edge. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.1(I).a, Woods/ICS A123(aa), Langworth p.258

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

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

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        The Young Lions

      New York: Random House,, 1948. Octavo. Original red and black cloth lettered in gilt, top edge red. Without dust jacket. Housed in a custom black morocco-backed slipcase and chemise, with letter of provenance from the recipient's descendant. Some loss of gilt, cloth worn and a little stained, front hinge starting at head, but the text block holding firm, a well-read copy. First edition, first printing, Ernest Hemingway's annotated copy, marked by him in two campaigns in March 1949 and January 1950 and presented to his Italian friend, Carlo Kechler, identifying places in the text where Hemingway accused Shaw of maligning his younger brother, Leicester Hemingway (1915?-1982), the basis of the character Leroy Keane in the novel. Hemingway's presentation inscription pencilled on the front free endpaper reads in full: "For Carlo from Ernesto. Marked from 527 on (annotated) EH. 2/3/49 / 22/11/50 San Martino di Codroipo EH. Museum Piece ?- Do not Fold. EH." Carlo Kechler was one of three brothers, Italian aristocrats with whom Hemingway went duck hunting in Friuli. Hemingway's time with the Kechlers formed part of the backdrop to Across the River and Into the Trees (1950). Irwin Shaw had served in Europe during the Second World War in the same documentary film unit as Hemingway's younger brother Leicester, and Shaw used Leicester as the model for his character Leroy Keane, an obnoxious communications clerk striving to live up to the image of an elder brother who had been a hero of the First World War. Hemingway's annotations start on page 527: "Carlo: This part from here on is what we shoot him for. This is where he brings in my poor, good brother, lonely, gallant, worthless and a good soldier EH." On page 530, where Shaw's hero discovers Kean's wife's frigidity: "This is the part I will break his jaw for EH." On the facing page, Hemingway has underlined Shaw's judgment that "Keane was the kind of man who invited cruelty", and comments: "When we were children we called him dregs because he was the last of six of us." Where Shaw refers to Keane as "the brother of the dead Medal-of-Honor winner", Hemingway complains "The son of a bitch even kills Papa—and as though it were easy." On page 537, Hemingway has marked a passage where Shaw emphasizes his hero's essential nobility with the sardonic marginal note "What a Prince". Overleaf, he notes "Now he has his conscience straight. And my kid brother did [underlined] transfer and fought as an infantryman with the 4th US Inf. Div. What bullshit it all is EH." Hemingway has heavily annotated Shaw's account of so-called "friendly fire" during the Battle of Normandy on page 542/3: "Of course he was never there the day we made the break-through and the bombing went badly because the wind blew the smoke from the bomb line over us. They even killed a Lieut Gen (McNair)". "He has forgotten all the dead cows and that the Germans could not even speak and they were the 6th Paratroop Div. But, of course, he was not there." Of Shaw's character's belief that "they had been given a sign, that they would survive whatever lay ahead of them, if somehow they clung to each other", Hemingway asks incredulously: "What sort of dog faced soldiers are these?" There are other marginal remarks of a similarly dismissive sort. The death of Noah Ackerman gets the offhand note: "An awful lot of sobbing." On page 586, referring to the Congressional Medal of Honor, which Shaw implies Hemingway won out of "sheer stupidity", Hemingway writes: "I never won it and I wouldn't take it if I did. EH." On page 598, against Shaw's description of Leroy/Leicester as having yellow teeth: "My brother always brushes his teeth. This is how he Shaw the Shit disguised him." On page 594, Hemingway refers to perhaps his best-known but controversial exploit in the war, when he acted as leader of a small band of French irregulars near Paris: "This was my show beyond Rambouillet which he has stolen EH. There were 15 tanks (German) I Batt. of Infantry and a company of cadets". At the foot of page 600, Hemingway seems to have finally sated his anger: "Well we pardon him I guess and kick his ass and let him go write more books EH." But the notes continue on further pages. In all there are 26 pages with annotations and marginal markings in Hemingway's autograph. Although the notes in themselves are highly revealing, even more interesting is the aspect of the novel that Hemingway chooses to ignore. For Hemingway must have been most infuriated by the fact that Shaw had portrayed, not just his brother, but Hemingway himself, in the character of Ahearn, and his wife Mary as promiscuous Louise M'Kimber. The portrait of Ahearn—a writer for Collier's, short, fat-faced from excessive drinking, prone to leaning in too close when he pontificates about literature—was very far from flattering, and it is notable that Hemingway ignores it entirely in his annotations here. As one his later biographers remarked: "Hemingway thought The Young Lions a disgraceful and ignoble book. ... He believed that Shaw had portrayed ... himself as ... Ahearn" (Carlos Baker, Ernest Hemingway; a life story, New York 1969, p. 470) — but Hemingway could not bring himself to admit as much to his Italian friend. The relationship between Hemingway and Shaw had turned sour in 1944, when Shaw was having lunch with his lover Mary Welsh, a writer for Time magazine, at a London restaurant. Hemingway, in Europe for Collier's, ambled over to their table and asked Shaw to introduce him to his charming dining companion. Hemingway began dating Mary and proposed to her on their third meeting; they married on 14 March 1946. To further complicate matters, it seems that Mary had previously been Leicester's lover. By the time of these annotations Hemingway's best work was behind him. He never succeeding in producing a great book about the Second World War, certainly nothing to match his treatment of the First World and Spanish Civil wars. Young Lions was a huge critical and commercial success for Irwin Shaw, and Hemingway's irritation at the contemporary reversal in their literary reputations burns in every marginal note here.

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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co,, 1948?-54. [The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.] 6 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, spines lettered in gilt, top edges purple, grey monogrammed endpapers. With the dust jackets. Small ownership signature to front free endpapers of three volumes. Cloth of last volume very faintly marked. An excellent set in jackets with lightly faded spine panels and the occasional tiny nick or tear. First editions, first impressions. Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War, appeared in hardback in 15 different countries and was translated into 11 languages. Max Beloff observed that there was no statesman of the 20th 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 this set 'imprinted his version of events on the minds of a generation' (ODNB). As J. H. Plumb noted in his essay in A. J. P. Taylor's Churchill: Four Faces and the Man: 'Churchill the historian lies at the very heart of all historiography of the Second World War, and will always remain there… [we still] move down the broad avenues which he drove through war's confusion and complexity.'

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        [Autografo].

      LAF 1 pag. in 4° datata Roma 16 gennaio 1948. Manca l'indicazione del destinatario. Testo in francese. Cordiale e affettuosa lettera nella quale, fra l'altro, comunica al suo corrispondente che: - ... J'espère i he a Paris pour pasque, si les progres dans le mieux nu donnerant la force phisique... - .

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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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        Roads

      Arkham House, Sauk City, WI 1948 - First edition, thus. Inscribed, signed and dated by Quinn on front free end-paper. Bookplate to front paste-down. Gift card glued to rear paste-down. Photograph portrait of the author glued, somewhat crookedly, to the verso of the half-title resulting in some wrinkling to this leaf. A bit of wear to corners of boards. Jacket is edge worn with a three eighths by one eighth chip to top of rear panel at the fore edge. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ESPAGNE SKI

      MANEN 1948 - Paper Japó Tamaño del cartel: 63x100 El cartel está en buenas condiciones.

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        The Novels.

      London: Allan Wingate, 1948 - 6 volumes, octavo (189 x 124 mm). Bound by Zaehnsdorf for Hatchards in half calf, light brown cloth sides, raised bands, green morocco labels, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Small black inkstamps of bookseller and binder to verso of front free endpapers, contemporary ownership inscription to one volume. Spines slightly sunned, occasional light scuff marks to leather, margins of text block gently toned. An excellent set. An attractively bound set of the Chawton edition. With two contemporary Christmas gift tags loosely inserted.

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        LA CELESTINA (AGUAFUERTES)

      Imp Jové Obra Gráfica LibrosBarcelona. 1948. Piel. 32x24. Magnífico ejemplar en gran papel con una tirada de 138 ejemplares(Nº62) e ilustrado con 10 aguafuertes. 241pag mas índice. Ref - 9.1 Biblioteca A.

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        Old Mr. Flood

      Duell, Sloan, and Pearce - First edition, 1948. Signed by the author on the front free end-paper. Book near fine, except for slight staining on boards and spine, slight wear at spine ends and corners, slight discoloration on front end-papers. DJ very good, with small piece missing at top of spine, some chipping at corners and tail of spine, small tear (1/2 " long) on top of back, tiny hole on spine, two small tears at top of front, slight staining on back. In specially made slipcase. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Magic-Beano Book 1948

      UK: DC Thomson, 1948. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine. Dudley D Watkins. The Magic-Beano Book 1948 DC Thomson. No inscriptions, binding still very tight. No cosmetic repairs or restoration, covers bright. A fine copy.

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        Julius Bissier

      Kunstverlag KG, Dieter Keller & Cie, Stuttgart 1948.. Softcover zahlr. ganzs. Abb., kart., 14,5 x 22 cm. Zustand: Gut. Mit einem Text von Kurt Leonhard. Mit einer farbigen Monotypien u. Beiheft. Insgesamt gebräunt, darüber hinaus in guter Erhaltung.

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        Informes de la Comision Exploradora de la Sierra de Imataca y de la Gran Sabana e Informe preliminar de la Region sur del Departamento Antonio Diaz, Territorio Federal Delta Amacuro

      Caracas: Tipografia Americana. Very Good. 1948. Half morocco. Original wraps bound in handsome half green morocco. Many photgraphs, folding charts and large folding maps.; 8vo 24x17 cm; 415 pages .

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        GENIUS LOCI AND OTHER TALES

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

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        "Sour Cream", Original Photograph of 1948 Fight Between Joe Louis and Jersey Joe Walcott

      1948. Photograph of the June 24, 1948 Yankee Stadium fight between heavyweight champion Louis and challenger Walcott. This is the original New York Daily News file photograph (NOT a reproduction), with the newspaper's date-stamped caption on the back, along with the typed notation: "Photo shows Walcott flat-out after being K.O.'d by Louis in the 11th round." This large format is quite unusual; most Daily News file photos on the market are 7" X 10". For the serious boxing collector.. Very Good. 10 1/2" X 13 1/4".

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        Joe Louis V "jersey" Joe Walcott 1948

      1948 - Official on-site souvenir program for the World Heavyweight Championship fight between Joe Louis and Joe Walcott at Yankee Stadium, New York City, on June 23 1948. Walcott scored two knockdowns over Louis but lost a disputed points decision. Illustrated wrappers, sl soiled. A good copy. Scarce.

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