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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.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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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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        ENFANTINES: LITHOGRAPHIES ORIGINALES EN COULEURS DE PIERRE EUGÈNE CLAIRIN

      , Marcel Sautier, Paris 1948 - Color lithograph; 8 ; Enfantines: Lithographies originales en couleurs de Pierre Eugène Clairin. 60 original color lithographs by Pierre Eugene Clairin, including one on the cover. One of 125. Contained loose in a folder and slipcase. Contents fresh and fine. Exterior VG with some foxing on edges of slipcase. Includes original glassine dust jacket. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: poor man's books (mrbooks)]
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        Operations of Eighth Corps Account of Operations from Normandy to the River Rhine (Important Association copy)

      St Clements Press 1948 - Very rare history of Eighth Corps operations from Normandy to the Rhine. 172pp.,maps, frontispiece, folding survey maps in endpocket. Very good condition in chipped, still useful coloured dustwrapper. Handwritten signed presentation inscription from the Corps Commander General Richard O'Connor to the well known author Arthur Bryant. The inscription explains how (Bryant's) writings meant "so much to me during my captivity".General O'Connor, the then highly successful desert commander was spectacularly captured by a German reconnaissance patrol in the desert in 1941 and until his escape in late 1943 spent his time in an Italian POW camp. He returned to England and commanded a full Corps from 1944 until the wars end. Copies of this book are exceptionally rare, and to find one in a dustwrapper with the ultimate inscription from Sir Richard, the Corps Commander, who himself had a larger than life story to tell, makes it unique [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: WORLD WAR BOOKS]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: R & A Petrilla]
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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).

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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        The Second World War, a full set of six British first editions, inscribed in every volume by Churchill to his cousin, with correspondence and emendations

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

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

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

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        CIEN AÑOS DE FERROCARRIL EN ESPAÑA. 4 TOMOS

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

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

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

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

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

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        Crusade in Europe

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

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

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

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        Uncle Dynamite.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Poemes.

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

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

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

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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]

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

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bravo) ]
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