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        Typed Letter Signed

      1948. Book. Fine. No Binding. Signed by Author(s). Framed Piece. Fine (our Top grade)/Fine Frame. Framed Signed Letter. Signed by Author of letter/artist. The letter is one typed page, on embossed letterhead, dated September 16, 1948, addressed to the publisher, Donald M. Grant. Typed single space and signed "J. Allen St. John." This letter concerns the use of J. Allen St. John's illustrations for BUCCANNEERS OF VENUS by Otis Adelbert Kline. St. John says, "Regarding the right to use my cover and illustrations of BUCCUNNEERS OF VENUS, the written permission should, no doubt, be in precise form." St. John goes on to say, "I am a bit coy as to the date of my birth." and he goes on to give a short autobiography, including where he studied art, where he taught, and who he worked for, "Have illustrated for many agencies-A. G. McClurg & Co. (Tarzan, Martian, and Westerns) . Framed under UV protective glass, employing a two-window (opening) black mat with a white core and a burgany fillet with white core. The second window contains a color reproduction of the cover art for St. John's pulp magazine cover illustrating Otis Adelbert Kline's BUCCANNEERS OF VENUS, which Donald M. Grant used as the dust jacket cover art for his edition of Otis Adelbert Kline's book, THE PORTS OF PERIL. Brown hardwood frame with burgandy highlights and black bead, under UV protective glass. Letter's matted size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Illustration's image size: 7 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches. Frame size. 24 x 18 1/2 inches. Fine (our highest grade) in fine frame..

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        Mount Everest 1938

      University press Cambridge, 1948. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. No edition given I assume 1948 is a first edition.Book has a minor bump to top edge,very light foxing to edges , and to both end papers,and a mark opposite preface,could be were a label as been removed,40 by 20 mm.slight loss to fore edge of 2 pages 3mm by 3mm ,hardly noticeable.The DJ has minor losses top and bottom edges, 6 short tears ,largest 20 mm.Leading flap has similar looking mark to preface page,possible they could be water staining,area of 30mm by 70 mm. The book has a Foyles bookshop stamp, from Capetown,from where this book was purchased,and on the date of the signature ,Tilman made a short visit on his way back from a trip to the shores of South America exploring Islands, on his boat. A very rare signature

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        Chinese Ink and Brush Sketches of Prisoner of War Camp Life in Hong Kong. 15 December, 1941 - 30 August, 1945. (Sketches of Prisoner of War Camp Life in Hong Kong, 1941 - 1945.) Cover Title

      Kowloon.: Self published.. 1948.. Map and 16 full page images from the author's original ink and brush sketches drawn during while he was interned as a prisoner of war in Hong Kong during the period 1943 - 1945. Each image is overlaid with a captioned by a tissue guard. Bound in striking oblong boards with cord ties. The upper cover shows an embossed map of Hong Kong from Lieutenant Skvorzov's own hand drawn map poignantly behind silvered barbed wire. 22 x 31cm. Alexander Skvorzov (1893 - 1971), a civil engineer of White Russian background, moved with his wife and two daughters from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 1938. In 1941 he became Manager of the Hongkong Engineering and Construction Co., succeeding Hugh Braga, brother of the well-known historian, Jack Braga. A member of the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps, Skvorzov was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant, one of twelve officers of the Field Company Engineers. He was tasked with blowing up bridges and roads in the New Territories to slow the Japanese advance which began on 8 December 1941. Together with the rest of the Hong Kong Volunteers, he was rounded up and imprisoned following the surrender of Hong Kong on Christmas Day. A talented artist, Alexander Skvorzov risked a great deal to record the daily life of the Shamshuipo and Argyle St Prisoner of War Camps in which he was held for forty-four months until 30 August 1945. Always aware that severe punishment would be meted out if he were caught recording the circumstances of their imprisonment, he overcame many obstacles. Two particularly difficult and on-going problems were the lack of drawing supplies and regular inspections by guards. He found a way around both of these problems by using Chinese brush and ink, until pencils became available in the latter part of his captivity, and by careful observation of where the guards were most vigilant in their searches. Aware that he could not afford to risk appearing to be too interested in environment around the camps, he carefully memorised outdoor scenes so as not to attract attention. It took a lot of courage to complete his sketches and to conceal them for such a long time. The sixteen haunting plates in this album reflect Skvorzov?'s eye for detail. Each plate is accompanied by an explanatory text on an accompanying tissue guard. In this collection of drawings and comments, Skvorzov shows how difficult life was in the camps. He found ?'a craving for food the most exciting emotion?'. Other comments include the bed bugs: ?'one couldn't sit peacefully on a stool or sleep quietly in one's bed...?', the kitchen and the sparse delivery of Red Cross parcels, the on-going fight with depression which the men attempted to counter with talks in huts, the despondency of prisoners sitting watching the sunset, the Officers?' slow and painful return to their huts at the end of a day?'s work, the twice daily roll call, and the night count: ?'one prisoner had to check and report numbers present, sometimes as often as ten times a night. He shows the brutal treatment meted out to prisoners by their captors, the primitive operating theatre and the joyful day when the Union Jack flew again above Shamshuipo. Luigi Ribeiro wrote in an unpublished memoir: ?'the joy of the men knew no bounds. There were scenes of near hysteria?'. Many of the 2,770 civilian internees at Stanley Internment Camp thought of publishing their memoirs, but only seven did so. They were G.E. Baxter - Personal experiences during the siege of Hong Kong, December 8th ?- 25th, 1941; G. Dew - Prisoner of the Japs; E. Field - Twilight in Hong Kong; J. Gittins - Stanley: Behind Barbed Wire; M.F. Key - Hong Kong Before, During and After the Pacific War, being chiefly an account of the Stanley Internment Camp; G.A. Leiper - A Yen for My Thoughts; and G. Wright-Nooth - Prisoner of the Turnip Heads. Besides Skvorzov, memoirs of only two other men imprisoned at Shamshuipo throughout the war have been published. The first was Philippe Yvanovich, whose little book, My Wartime Experience, was privately printed in Canberra in 2009. This was written 65 years after the event. In 2011 the diary of Major John Ebbage of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps was published: The Hard Way: Surviving Shamshuipo POW Camp 1941-45. Besides the civilian internees, there were perhaps 10,000 prisoners in various camps in Hong Kong. Some recollections of the horrors they endured have emerged, usually on websites in recent years, but Skvorzov?'s compelling volume of sketches was the only contemporary account. It is thought to have been privately circulated among a few friends. It remained little known until a new edition was published by South China Morning Post in 2005. When Skvorzov produced it in 1948, few valued it, as people were keen to forget the war and return to normal. It is likely that only a few copies were circulated and therefore only a very few copies have survived. In mint condition, this copy is truly exceptional. (References: Dr Stuart Braga; Hong Kong Prisoner of War Camp Life: 25 December, 1941 - 30 August, 1945 - a reprint of some of Lieutenant A.V. Skvorzov's drawings published in 2005 and edited by Cheung Pui Ling). .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        The Second World War, full set of six British first editions

      Cassell and Company, Ltd., London 1948 - Here is a premium full set of British first editions of The Second World War, Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill's perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history. it is a contribution to history." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office. I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill's work remains seminal, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. Richard Langworth calls the six-volume epic "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. Consequently, superior jacketed sets have become scarce. Here is a beautiful, collector-worthy full set of British first editions featuring near fine plus volumes in near fine plus dust jackets. The black cloth bindings are simply immaculate - square, clean, and tight with sharp corners, bright spine gilt, and no discernible wear. The contents remain uncommonly bright and clean with no previous ownership marks. The red topstain is as good as we ever see, with strikingly rich, dark, uniform color across all six volumes. Laid in Volume I is the original purchase receipt, dated 27 September 1948 from Selfridges in London, which is particularly interesting since this precedes the official Volume I publication date of 4 October 1948. The only thing that prevents the volumes from being graded as truly fine is modest spotting to some of the fore and bottom edges. The dust jackets are likewise stunning examples, rare thus. All six dust jackets are complete examples, unclipped with no losses. Shelf presentation is exceptional, with bright red subtitles across all six volumes. Only volumes I & II show a hint of the typical toning, but even this is negligible. One has to have seen many jacketed sets - as we have - to appreciate just how scarce such truly superior sets have become. All six dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. Please note that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Second World War / Winston S. Churchill [complete in 6 volumes]

      Boston : Houghton Mifflin (1948-1953), 1948, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First American EditionVery good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical desc.: 6 v. : illus. ; 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. The gathering storm. -- v. 2. Their finest hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The hinge of fate. -- v. 5. Closing the ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and tragedy. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes. Summary: Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953.

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        How to Be a Band Leader

      New York: Robert M. McBride. (1948). First. First edition. Copiously illustrated with photographs of contemporary musicians in action. Fine in very near fine dustwrapper with a couple of shallow nicks at the crown. An amusing and very scarce book. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE AUNT'S STORY

      New York: The Viking Press, 1948.. Cloth. Small new bookseller's label in corner of rear pastedown, light tan offsetting to front endsheets from now absent clipping, but a very good copy in slightly spine-sunned dust jacket with some minor nicks at corners and a trace of soiling at the toe of the spine panel. First U.S. edition, published in the same year as the U.K. edition. The author's uncommon third novel.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        L'Espoir - Illustrated with 69 original oithographs by Andre MASSON

      NRF, Gallimard, Paris 1948 - - PRESENTATION : 2 volumes in-4 in leaves under wrappers and slipcases. - ILLUSTRATION : 69 original lithographs (10 full page) by André MASSON. - PRINTER : Atelier Desjobert. - PAPER : Chiffon de Bruges verge. - SIZE : 14 x 11". - LIMITED : 230 copies. - CONDITION : Excellent. ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Official History of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948 - 1975 : 9 Volume Set Crises and Commitments-Up Top-Medicine at War-The RAAF in Vietnam-Emergency and Confrontation-A Nation at War-To Long Tan-On the ... (Truncated)

      Allen & Unwin, Australia, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very GoodFull Book Title: The Official History of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948 - 1975 : 9 Volume SetCrises and Commitments-Up Top-Medicine at War-The RAAF in Vietnam-Emergency and Confrontation-A Nation at War-To Long Tan-On the Offensive-Fighting tSize: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, Complete 9 volume set comprising two volumes on politics and diplomacy, three on ground operations in Vietnam, one on military operations in the Malayan Emergency and the Malaysian - Indonesian Confrontation, one on medical aspects of the three Southeast Asian conflicts, one on RAAF operations in Vietnam and one on RAN operations throughout Southeast Asia. Heavy set (approx 15kg) please ask for postage quote.

      [Bookseller: Terra Australis Books]
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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Buenos Aires, 15. Mai 1948.. 1 S. Qu.-gr.-8vo. Gelocht. Mit gedr. Briefkopf.. An Dr. Ramon Cereijo in dritter Person, bei dem sie sich für eine Spende bedankt: "Eva Peron saluda attentamente a S.E. el senor Ministro de Hacienda, Doctor Ramon A. Cereijo y se complace en acompanarle giro postal no. 488,132 por la suma de m$n. 100.- (CIEN PESOS MONEDA NACIONAL), provenientes de la donacion efectuada por el senor Emilio Remolina y senora, con destino a la Cruenta Especial 'Ministerio de hacienda-Obras de Ayuda Social. [ ]".

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Shipwreck: A Poetic Drama (Signed Copy)

      The Shepherd Press, 1948, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition, Signed by Author, Illustrated By: Norman LindsaySigned by Douglas Stewart and Norman Lindsay Special Limited Edition of 100 copies of which this is number 39. Size: A4 (300 x 210mm approx.). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Previous owner's book-plate laid in. Edges browned slightly. Illustrator: Norman Lindsay. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Australia; 1940s; Australian Literature; Literature & Literary. Signed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 14763.

      [Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books]
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        Now Try the Morgue

      London: Gerald G. Swan. (1948). First. First edition. Browning to the pages, especially to the foredge, thus very good in near fine dustwrapper with some modest wear. Very early Elleston Trevor title, the title page reads Trevor Dudley Smith, and then, parenthetically, Elleston Trevor. The first of his many mystery novels. Exceptionally uncommon in presentable condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Other Voices, Other Rooms

      London: William Heinemann. (1948). First. Uncorrected proof of the first English edition. Printed tan wrappers. A bit cocked, hinges professionally repaired, slight spine erosion, a near very good copy of a fragile and uncommon issue. The author's first book. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Other Voices Other Rooms

      Random House 1948 - FIRST EDITION of Truman Capote's Other Voices Other Rooms. Published in New York Random House in 1948. First Printing stated on copyright page. Book fine, DJ near fine, especially nice copy. DJ price reads $2.75. Comes in custom-made collector's cloth slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OTHER VOICES OTHER ROOMS

      New York: Random House. [1948].. Cloth. Very faint darkening to pastedowns, otherwise a very near fine copy in very good dust jacket with a closed tear to upper edge, minor nicks to corner tips, and a small creased tear to lower edge of upper panel. 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 Naked and the Dead

      New York : Rinehart, 1948, Hardback, 1st edition, 1st issueFinely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 721 pages; Physical desc. : 721 p : map ; 22 cm. Subject: World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction. SIGNED, with a 4-line inscription by the author (dated 1968).

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Flamingoes

      (Frederic Prokosch), Rome 1948 - First edition. Decorated paper self-wrappers with printed paper label. 12mo. Fine. One of 22 copies, this hand indicated by Prokosch as "Special Copy in Florentine". Signed by the author. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books". Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. *OCLC* locates four copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Beyond This Horizon. Illustrated by Robert Breck.

      Reading, PA: Fantasy Press, 1948 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine faded. An excellent copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket with faded spine panel. Frontispiece and 3 plates. First edition, first printing. One of 500 numbered and signed copies from a limited edition of 3000 copies. This copy inscribed on the limitation leaf "For Robert V. Jones All good wishes! Robert A. Heinlein". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Time Will Darken It

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1948 - First edition. A trifle rubbed, near fine in a very good, price-clipped dustwrapper with shallow chipping at and near the crown. Maxwell's affecting novel of life in a small Midwestern town. Inscribed by him to an important editor: "Dear Bob -- This my cross-eyed child. W.M." See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Ms. Brief m. e. U.

      Los Angeles, 3. II. 1948.. 2 SS. Gr.-4to.. Sehr ausführlicher Brief in Englisch und auf der Rückseite in Deutsch (hier auch mit wiederholter U. [Durchschlag des Originals]) an Hans Heinsheimer (1900-1993), den Verlagsleiter des Musikverlages G. Schirmer in New York: "[ ] Thank you very much for sending me the Schirmer-Orchestra-catalogue, the production of which goes evindently [!] to your credit. - I am very glad about this publication, not only because for quite a time nobody would have known where to ask for my music [ ]"; trotzdem sei es sehr schwierig, seine Publikationen zu erhalten: "[ ] a friend of mine wanted to buy scores of my music in your MAIN STORE IN NEW YORK [ ] and only after a considerable fight did the sales person admit that they have my music in store [ ]". - Weiters über den Erfolg seiner Arbeit in Europa: "I can serve you with figures of my European success which prove that some money can be earned with my music" - und über Probleme, die er mit dem Nachfolger von Carl Engel habe: "At this time I thought I had lost a publisher, which is bad enough and a strong punishment for a just complaint. But now I have to realize that means also breaking contracts, by not printing new editions when olds are sold out, by damaging all my possible success, by refusing to deliver my music, by not printing scores I had sold and many other unfriendly actions [ ]". - Schönberg beschwert sich, daß seine Stücke weiterhin bei Schirmer kaum oder nur mit sehr langen Lieferzeiten zu erhalten seien: "Heute bekomme ich aus Wien einen Brief, in welchem mir mitgeteilt wird, dass eine Gesellschaft [ ] sich vergebens bemüht hat, meine Noten von Schirmer zu erhalten. Die Aufführung der Zweiten Kammersymphonie musste verschoben werden und die erste statt dessen gespielt werden. Sie fragen alle nach der Ode, dem Violin-Konzert, dem Klavierkonzert und den beiden anderen Konzerten und nach dem dritten Streichquartett. Ich habe V I E L E solche Beschwerden, nicht bloss aus Deutschland, von Leuten die meine Noten nicht bekommen können. Heute schreibt mir Engländer darüber. Ich glaube Schirmers schaden sich dadurch sehr in Europa. Ich habe bereits in zwei Briefen das Wort S a b o t a g e gelesen und einer meiner Korrespondenten fragt, ob Schirmer glaubt mich aus der Musikgeschichte herausnehmen zu können [ ] Ich fürchte Schirmers Vertragsbruch wird mich zu einer Gegenmassnahme zwingen. Ich weiss, dass ich gegen eine so reiche monopolistische Firma einen Prozess nicht gewinnen kann. Aber Schurmer [!] wird auch nie den Prozess gewinnen können zu dem ich ihn zwingen kann. Sie werden aber den S K A N D A L, die S C H A N D E davon geneissen [!] [ ] Ich verstehe, dass mancher impotente Komponist sich vor der Konkurrenz wirklicher Musik fürchtet. Er glaubt durch Unterdrückung zu gewinnen. Aber das ist ein Irrtum. Wenn überhaupt, so könnte nur wirkliche Musik ihn retten. Aber es hat sich herausgestellt, wie im Fall Brahms und Wagner oder Strauss und Mahler, dass gute, wirkliche Musik sehr gut mit anderer guter, wirklicher Musik zusammenleben kann [ ]". - Hans Heinsheimer war seit 1923 Leiter der Bühnenabteilung der Universal Edition in Wien, redigierte die Musikzeitschrift "Anbruch" und engagierte sich als künstlerischer Berater zeitgenössischer Komponisten, wodurch er nicht unwesentlich zum Erfolg von u. a. Alban Bergs "Wozzeck", Ernst Kreneks "Jonny spielt auf" und Kurt Weills "Dreigroschenoper" beitragen sollte. 1938 dienstlich in New York sich aufhaltend, verblieb er dort, nachdem er vernommen hatte, daß die Räumlichkeiten der Universal Edition von der Gestapo heimgesucht worden waren, und war zunächst bei dem US-amerikanischen Vertreter der Universal Edition, dem Verlag Associated Music Publishers, später dann für Boosey & Hawkes tätig; 1947 wechselte er zu G. Schirmer, wo er zunächst Leiter der Abteilung für Opern und symphonische Musik war und schließlich zum Vizepräsidenten wurde. Als wichtige Anlaufstelle für Komponisten, die Europa verlassen mußten, setzte er sich insbesondere für den 1940 emigrierten Bela Bartok ein, dem es einer Leukämieerkrankung wegen auch gesundheitlich immer schlechter ging.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        President Truman discusses his current renovations of the White House as well as his rejected attempts ?to put a new dome on the old Capitol?

      "Typed Letter Signed ?Harry S. Truman? as President, 2pp, 7? x 9?, conjoined separate sheets. The White House, Washington, January 20, 1948. To George Rothwell Brown, Washington correspondent of the ?Boston Herald.? Light spotting on second page. Fine condition.In part, ?I knew about the difficulty Andrew Jackson had with the Pennsylvania Avenue front of The White House and they had almost exactly the same trouble when they put the new columns on the south porch ... For the last few years they have had awnings on the south porch which covered up the windows and put the beautiful columns out of proportion. The awnings were also exceedingly dirty and were impossible to keep clean. Every year we had to buy a new set of awnings ... In my walks in the morning when I'd approach The White House from the south the dirty awnings obstructed the view of those beautiful columns on the south porch...?It was decided to put a new dome on the old Capitol, which is built of red sandstone, move the east portico out in conformity with the north and south wings and veneer the sandstone and the dome with marble. We succeeded in getting a project of that sort through the Senate but two or three Congressmen went out and made a campaign, such as the one they are making on this portico, and defeated the project. As you know, the Capitol dome is one of the three great domes in the world-the other two are on St. Peter's in Rome and St. Paul?s in London, Michelangelo being one architect and Sir Christopher Wren the other ... I wonder if we ought to put the green shutters back on The White House and take out all the bath tubs!? Exclamation point handwritten by Truman."

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        The Heart of the Matter A Novel

      London: William Heinemann,, 1948. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, spine lettered in silver, publisher's device blindstamped to the rear board, buff endpapers, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Some rubbing to extremities; an excellent copy in the bright, slightly creased jacket that has some nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Brev fra David Monrad Johansen til Arild Hamsun. Datert 7. desember 1948.

      Folio. Arkets størrelse 21 cm X 30 cm. 2 s. Beskrevet på begge sider. 56 linjer.. Et langt og innholdsrikt brev. "Så lenge dere opretholder uttrykket landssviker om os så er der intet kompromiss mulig"

      [Bookseller: Damms Antikvariat]
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        Intruder in the Dust

      New York: Random House. 1948. First. First edition. Spine lettering a trifle rubbed else fine in a bright, fine dustwrapper. A nice copy of this novel about murder and the mass mind, the popularity of which was instrumental in gaining Faulkner the Nobel Prize. Basis for the 1949 Clarence Brown film, considered one of the most powerful films about racial prejudice ever made. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. .

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

      Litografía Domingo, Barcelona 1948 - XII - 292pp.y 5h. Magníficamente ilustrado con 298 escudos a plena página, iluminados a color , en oro y plata. Muy buen ejemplar encuadernado a media piel, lomera con nervios, florones y un tejuelo.Corte superior dorado. =Sublime edición de sólo 200 ejemplares en muy buen papel de hilo. Size: Gran Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch. Eine Darstellung des galloromanischen Sprachschatzes. Bände 1-25 und Beiheft und Supplementheft (Bände 22, 24 und 25 unvollständig, jeweils nur einzelne Faszikel vorhanden).

      Mohr, Tübingen / Helbing & Lichtenhahn / Zbinden, Basel 1948-1985.. Gr.-8°, teils gebunden in Halbleinen, teils in original-kartonierten Lieferungen,. die Leineneinbände teils fleckig und etwas berieben, Schnitt etwas stockfleckig, bei den frühen Bänden papierbedingte Bräunung, vereinzelt Randanmerkungen, Titelblatt von Band 1 gerissen, die Einbände der kartonierten Lieferungen teils stockfleckig / gebräunt und etwas bestoßen, die Seiten der Lieferungen unbeschnitten und meist unaufgeschnitten, schwacher Kellergeruch, (das Grundwerk / Bände 1-14 = A-Z und die Ergänzungsbände 15-21 und 23 vollständig, die Ergänzungsbände 22, 24 und 25 nicht vollständig, von diesen nur einzelne Lieferungen vorhanden),

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hagena & Schulte GbR]
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        WUNDERWELT- 1. JAHRGANG 1948 - 13. JAHRGANG 1960 KOMPLETT aufgebunden in 13 Bänden 1. Jahrgang 1948 Hefte 1-18 kompletter Jahrgang Beigebunden Sonderheft Weihnachten / 2. Jahrgang 1949 Hefte 1-26 kompletter Jahrgang Beigebunden 2 Sonderhefte 1) Ostern; 2) Bastelarbeiten in der Vorweihnachtszeit / 3. Jahrgang 1950 Hefte 1-26 kompletter Jahrgang Beigebunden 1 Sonderheft Fasching/ 4. Jahrgang 1951 Hefte 1-26 kompletter Jahrgang Beigebunden 2 Sonderhefte 1) Bastelarbeiten für Advent und Vorweihnachtszeit 2) Ostern letzte Seite mit Einriss / 5. Jahrgang 1952 Hefte 1-26 kompletter Jahrgang / 6. Jahrgang 1953 Hefte 1-26 kompletter Jahrgang hinteres Innengelenk gelöst Bindung gut und fest / 7. Jahrgang 1954 Hefte 1-26 kompletter Jahrgang / 8. Jahrg

      Österreichischer Jugendverlag 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960., Wien - 1-5 Jahrgang Halbleinenbände der Zeit ab dem 6. Jahrgang in den Verlagseinbänden, 4°, Zustand: innen zumeist sehr guter Zustand; in etwa 3 Jahrgängen sind die Kreuzworträtsel sauber mit Bleistift ausgefüllt, bis auf 1 Bastelbogen alle Bögen vorhanden sauber und ohne Ausschnitte, Heftung bei Jahrgang 2 und 3 zu beginn etwas locker, 6. Jahrgang hinteres Innengelenk gelöst Bindung gut und fest , insg. kein perfektes aber dafür vollständiges, Exemplar dieser wichtigen Kinder und Jugendzeitschrift, insg. innen sehr guter Zustand, manche kleine Läsuren sind ja bei einer Kinderzeitung kaum, vermeidbar und hier auch auf ein Minimum reduziert 13 Bände mit 335 Einzelhefte über 5300 Seiten de 14000 Buch

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        Typed Letter, signed as President ("Harry Truman"), to House Representative Overton Brooks, Democrat from Louisiana, regarding Treasury Secretary John Ryder

      Washington, DC, april 28, 1948 - A characteristically blunt letter from the 33rd President of the United States, in defense of his cabinet appointee, John W. Snyder, who was a close personal friend: "- I appreciated very highly your letter of the twenty-third in regard to your visit with the Secretary of the Treasury at Shreveport. I've always known the Secretary for what he is but he was misrepresented by the columnists and press people here. The regular people are just beginnng to find out what a pack of lies that was -" 8vo. 1 p., on White House stationery. Fine, in grey cloth folder, with envelope [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Vieux Moulins de France. Moulins à vent. Illustrations de Pierre Valade

      Editions de l'Ibis, Paris 1948 - In-4 (340 x 274 mm), maroquin orange, dos lisse orné, aquarelles insérées sur les plats, tête dorée, non rogné, couverture et dos conservés (reliure exécutée par M. et Mme Rodde). Illustré de 68 gravures originales en couleurs par Pierre Valade. Tirage à 700 exemplaires numérotés sur papier pur chiffon Lana ; un des 68 comportant une aquarelle originale signée de l'artiste (N° 27), reproduisant dans cet exemplaire la planche 27, insérée dans le second plat. L'illustration du premier plat, exécutée par les relieurs au pinceau et à l'encre de Chine, reproduit la planche 61. (fortes piqûres sur les tranches, dans l'étui et sur les 3 dernières pages, quelques-unes en marge, quelques menus frottements). // Quarto (340 x 274 mm), orange morocco, smooth spine tooled, original watercolours inserted on covers, top edge gilt, uncut, soft cover and spine preserved (binding by M. et Mme Rodde). Illustrated with 68 original engravings in colours by Pierre Valade. Limited printing of 700 numbered copies on "pur chiffon Lana" paper ; one of the 68 with an original watercolour signed by the artist (Nr 27), depicting the plate 27 and inserted on low cover of the binding. The illustration of the first cover, made by the binders with brush and China ink, reproduces plate 61. (important spots on edges, in the slipcase and on three last pages, some in margins, some minor rubbings).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        The evolution of the universe. Offprint from Nature. Presentation copy, from von Karman's library

      1948. First edition. Offprint from Nature 162 (1948). 7, [1]pp. Original printed wrappers. With Gamow&#39;s inscription in red pencil on the front wrapper: "With the author&#39;s compliments, G. G." From the library of Theodore von Karman, with his characteristic docketing on the front wrapper. </p><p>First edition, offprint issue of Gamow&#39;s follow-up to the famous 1946 "Alpher, Bethe, Gamow" paper, which was the first to look at the effects of cosmic expansion on the nuclear matter that must have existed in the early universe. In "The evolution of the universe," published two years later, Gamow "developed equations for the mass and radius of a primordial galaxy (which typically contains about one hundred billion stars, each with a mass comparable with that of the sun)" (Wikipedia).</p>

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        Roads ---a Copy Signed By Seabury Quinn , Illustrated By Virgil Finlay

      Sauk City, WI.: Arkham House, 1948, 1st Arkham House Edition, 1st Printing, 1948, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Very Good+, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Signed, Illustrated By: Virgil Finlay-----------hardcover, a Very Good to very Good+ copy, gently bumped lower corners, age toning to the endpapers, in a Good dustjacket with the usual rubbing, light wear, rear white panel is largely white with black lettering and is somewhat soiled, this copy has been signed by SEABURY QUINN without inscription, rarely encountered signed, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Khrushchev sees to a low key May Day celebration per "Comrade Stalin"

      "Typed Document Signed, ""N. Khrushchev,"" as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Ukraine, 1 page, 8"" x 11.5"" [Kiev], April 26, 1948 in Russian to the Secretary of the Regional Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine ordering that he reduce expenses in connection with the celebration of May Day. File holes at left margin do not affect text, light creases, else fine condition. Khrushchev writes in full (translated): ""The USSR Council of Ministers adopted resolution No. 1335 on April 26, 1948, for the signature of Comrade Stalin, which is entitled &#39;On the Elimination of Extravagances and the Reduction of Expenditures for Holding the 1948 May Day Celebration.&#39; The Central Committee (CC) of the CP(b)U proposes that you take personal responsibility for organizing the close monitoring of the subject resolution?s immediate implementation."" Khrushchev was a longtime protégé of Josef Stalin and had a personal hand in the great purges of the officer corps during the late 1930s. When the Soviet Union invaded eastern Poland in 1939, Khrushchev was instrumental in organizing a local plebiscites among Western Ukrainians in support of joining the Ukrainian S.S.R. After Germany invaded in 1941, he became the political commissar on a number of fronts as an intermediary between the military commanders and Stalin in Moscow. For several years following the end of the Second World War, he served as First Secretary of the Communist Party in Ukraine before Stalin called him back to Moscow in 1949. Following Stalin&#39;s death in 1953, Khrushchev moved against other Stalin loyalists, including the infamous Lavrenti Beria, head of the NKVD, allowing to secure power two years later. Although May Day is an ancient traditional holiday, in the late nineteenth century it became associated with the labor movement following the Haymarket affair in Chicago in 1886. In 1890, the first congress of the Second International called for demonstrations on the anniversary of the Chicago protests and the following year recognized May 1 as a regular holiday: International Worker&#39;s Day. In Russia, the holiday was illegal until the 1917 Revolution, and became an important holiday in the Soviet Union. The holiday is still observed today in China, North Korea and Cuba, as well as the nations of the former Soviet Union. (In Russia, it is still a major holiday but is now officially named ""The Day of Spring and Labor."")"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Time Will Darken It

      New York: Harper & Brothers. (1948). First. First edition. A trifle rubbed, near fine in a very good, price-clipped dustwrapper with shallow chipping at and near the crown. Maxwell&#39;s affecting novel of life in a small Midwestern town. Inscribed by him to an important editor: "Dear Bob -- This my cross-eyed child. W.M." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Original uniform with David Ben-Gurion association, worn in the 1948 War of Independence by an officer in Israel's first army, IDF/Zahal

      "This Zahal military jacket, blouse, and trousers were worn and belonged to David Leshem who, in 1956, married Renana Ben-Gurion, daughter of Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Renana was a microbiologist, David, an engineer. The Israeli Defense Forces (Zahal) was established on May 27, 1948. Its objectives include defending the existence, territorial integrity and sovereignty of the State of Israel, deterring all enemies, and curbing all forms of terrorism which threaten daily life. The service uniform for all IDF ground forces personnel was olive green. This blouse, trousers, and jacket were issued for the Zahal in 1948. The lighter colored blouse and trousers were part of the officer&#39;s ""working"" uniform. The darker jacket was part of the dress uniform. Three 0.5"" x 1.25"" bars, each with an olive branch, are embroidered and affixed to each shoulder of the lined wool dress jacket which has two chest pockets and two lower pockets, each with pocket flaps. Letters and numbers are penned inside the right sleeve. The wool battledress blouse has two chest pockets with pocket flaps, a long waist belt secured by a roller-type buckle, wrist cuffs which can be unbuttoned and button and metal hooks at throat closure. The 1.75"" x 2.5"" label sewed inside the blouse is imprinted: ""Battledress/Blouse, 1940 Pattern/Size No. 13/Height 5&#39; 11"" to 6&#39; 0""/Breast 38"" to 39""/Waist 33"" to 34""/Akett Limited/1945."" Battledress blouses of this type first became general issue to all British Royal Air Force personnel in 1943. Three metal bars connected to each other, each depicting an olive branch, are mounted on a 1.75"" x 1.25"" red cloth and are affixed to each shoulder of the blouse. It is a fact that before Israel&#39;s 1948 War of Independence, the Haganah, the underground military organization which became the IDF, procured battledress blouses from British military bases in the area. This may have been one of them. The trousers are numbered ""8"" in ink inside. There is a one pocket with flap on the left thigh and one on the right buttocks, and one buttoned pocket on the right thigh, with a six button fly. Also present are two similar 3.75"" x 2"" pieces of olive cloth which research has shown were used to cover the bars on each shoulder identifying the soldier&#39;s rank; officers were, and still are, targets of enemy sharpshooters. The name ""Leshem/David"" in Hebrew has been penned in black ink on each cloth. This is the only original Israeli IDF/Zahal uniform we have ever seen being offered for sale. It is of museum quality in very fine condition. The fact that it was worn in Israel&#39;s first army and belonged to David Ben-Gurion&#39;s son-in-law adds to its historical significance and exceptional desirability."

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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        The Second World War, full set of six British first editions, finely bound, inscribed and dated by the author in Volume I

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine. Here is a full set of British first editions of Churchill&#39;s The Second World War, inscribed and dated by Churchill in the first volume and finely bound by Maurin. The Volume I inscription, inked in blue in five lines on the page bearing the "Moral of the Work" reads: "Inscribed for | Mrs Hankey | by | Winston S. Churchill | 1949". The superb quality vintage binding is full dark red morocco with hubbed spines, gilt ruled spine and covers, gilt decoration on the binding edges, gilt top edges, crimson satin ribbon markers, and beautifully decorated turn-ins framing marbled endpapers. The Second World War is Churchill&#39;s history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill&#39;s perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history... it is a contribution to history..." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office... I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty&#39;s government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill&#39;s work remains seminal, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. Richard Langworth calls the six-volume epic "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." This finely bound and inscribed British first edition, first printing set is in near fine condition overall. The inscription is noteworthy for bearing a contemporary date of 1949 in Churchill&#39;s hand; Volume I was first published in October 1948. The handsome vintage fine bindings by Maurin remain tight and square, the fine quality leather bright and supple. Wear to the bindings is incidental apart from an abrasion to the blank top spine compartment of Volume VI, which should be reparable by a skilled binder. The contents of the British first edition were printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper and are often found both toned and heavily spotted. Here the contents are well-suited to the bindings - crisp, bright, and clean with only trivial scattered spotting to the page edges and no previous ownership marks other than the author&#39;s inscription. The top edge gilt remains bright with a few minor blemishes. Provenance of the inscription bears discussion. The previous owner, an accomplished collector, assumed that the "Mrs. Hankey" to whom Volume I is inscribed was the wife or daughter of Baron Maruice Pascal Alers Hankey (1877-1963), Churchill&#39;s Chartwell neighbor and a prominent war cabinet figure removed from his post by Churchill during the Second World War. However, doubt is merited. Hankey was ennobled as Baron in 1939, so it seems unlikely that Churchill, sensitive to titles, would have addressed Baron Hankey&#39;s wife as simply "Mrs. Hankey" in this 1949 inscription. Hankey&#39;s only daughter, Ursula (1909-2006) was married to Sir John Andrews Benn in 1929, and thus would have been properly addressed as "Lady Benn" in 1949. Irrespective, this remains a beautifully bound, British first edition set inscribed and dated by the author in Volume I. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Prayer

      (1948). Original oil painting. Oil on cardboard, 14 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches. Landscape scene with a sketchy figure with arms outstretched to a crescent moon. The word "prayer" alone with the date, "April 12 &#39;48," written on verso. LPC #86. Lopez #1180. Fine condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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