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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.

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1948-54, Boston - First American editions of Winston Churchill's masterpiece. Octavo, six volumes. Bound in full red morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. "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). Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century. It placed number one on the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century by National Review magazine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE GATHERING STORM THE SECOND WORLD WAR

      BOSTON, MASS: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO., 1948 DUSK JACKET SHOWS LITTLE WEAR COVER AND PAGES GOOD 784 P

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        VERZAMELDE WERKEN I - II - III - IV. VERZAMELDE GEDICHTEN & PROZA [4 VOLUME SET]

      The Hague: C.A.J. van Dishoeck / A.A.M. Stols , 1948. Adriaan Roland Holst (Amsterdam, 23 May 1888 - Bergen, 5 August 1976) was a Dutch writer, nicknamed the "Prince of Dutch Poets". This Limited Edition of his Collected Works is in four volumes. 50 copies of this edition were numbered 1/50, printed on handmade paper by Van Gelder Zonen. No.. 24. "Van deze uitgave werden 50 exemplaren, genummerd van 1 t/m 50, gedrukt op geschept papier van Van Gelder Zonen. No. 24." Original white parchment or vellum like coverd boards, with gilt blocked spine and gilt author's initials on front covers. Top edges gilt. Short tear to the half-title page of Vol. II. Some spotting on pastedowns, flyleafs and a few early or late pages of text otherwise bright and clean internally. (see pictures) . Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        The Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics

      J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd 1948 - B004FO3XME Binding: Hardback ---Publisher: J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd ---Date: 1948 ---Edition: 2nd --- Pages: 400 ---Condition: Good ----DJ Condition: None ---Description: All of the internal pages are unmarked, uncreased and tightly bound, no stamps or inscriptions, the only flaws are some minor scuffs and small marks to the boards and some light fading to the spine. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - WE UPLOAD A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH EACH LISTING, HOWEVER IF NOT ALREADY PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY OF OUR TITLES CAN BE PROVIDED BY REQUEST VIA E-MAIL.B004FO3XME [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GRAMMATICA DELLA LINGUA GRECA ANTICA FONETICA E MORFOLOGIA

      FRATELLI FABBRI, MILANO 1948 - INTERLINGUE In italiano e greco, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita, con usura ai bordi, usura, strappi e mancanze al dorso, tracce di colla, pagine brunite attorno ai testi causa tempo e qualità della carta

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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. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spines, top edges red, grey endpapers decorated with a design that alternates a lion rampant with the initials W.S.C. In the typographical dust jackets with background design as per the endpapers. Maps and diagrams, some folding. Ink ownership inscription to vol. I, bookplate to vol. II, bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown of vol. VI. Some marking to cloth, light foxing to contents and edges. A very good set in the dust jackets, spine panels faded, some volumes a little chipped at extremities. First editions, first impressions, volume I the Baylis printing (the edition was split between two printers, there is no priority between them). Churchill's masterpiece was the single most important historical account of the Second World War. 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 his ringing phrases seeped into the collective memory. 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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        OEUVRES COMPLETES TOME III I°PARTIE PROTAGORAS

      LES BELLES LETTRES, Paris 1948 - COLLECTION DES UNIVERSITES DE FRANCE INTERLINGUE A cura di Alfred Croiset e Louis Bodin, in greco e francese, pagine leggermente brunite e molte di esse ancora intonse, brossura editoriale in cartoncino morbido, ruvido, con titoli neri, oscurata ai bordi ed al dorso e con lievissimi segni del tempo

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        Max Beckmann. Mit 81 Bildtafeln, 5 Farbtafeln und 8 Abbildungen im Text.

      4, 82 S. Text mit einigen Textabbildungen und 81 Bildtafeln, Orig.-Halblederband mit farbig illustr. Orig.-Umschlag und Orig.-Leinenkassette. Erste Ausgabe.- Eines von 100 nummerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe mit den eingebundenen und von Max Beckmann signierten Orig.-Lithographien "Frau mit Fisch" und "Komposition 1948".- Mit einem ersten Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde mit 660 Nummern.- Umschlageinrisse hinterlegt, schönes Exemplar.

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        10 Original-Photographien. Deset malíru. Úvodní básen Jaroslava Seiferta, kresby a úprava Karla Svolinského.

      Prag, 1948. 4 Bl. Text, 10 Original-Photos im Format 30 x 24 cm der tschechischen Maler Cyril Bouda, Emil Filla, Ludvík Kuba, Josef Lada, Vojtech Sedlácek, Karel Svolinský, Václav Spála, Max Svabinský, Frantisek Tichý und Jan Zrzavy. - Alle Fotografien im unteren Rand von den Porträtierten signiert (mit Ausnahme von Václav Spála, der 1948 bereits verstorben war). Das Beiblatt signiert von Jaroslav Seifert und Frantisek Vopat. Alle Fotos verso mit dem Atelierstempel Vopats versehen, in illustr. Orig.-Kartonflügelmappe. Bester Zustand. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Avantgarde, Tschische Fotographie, Fotografie, Tschechische Malerei, Maler, Tschechien, L.

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        IL LIBRO XL DELLE STORIE

      VALLECCHI, FIRENZE 1948 - BIBLIOTECA DI CLASSICI GRECI E LATINI INTERLINGUE Testo in latino con introduzione e commento di Alessandro Ronconi, pagine brunite attorno ai testi ed alcune ancora intonse, bordi non rifilati, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita ai bordi ed al dorso, con piccoli strappetti e minime tracce di umidità

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        Some Time Never - A Fable for Supermen (Sometime Never)

      Scribners 1948 - A hard to find true first American version which precedes the British Collins edition by a year. Note the American version is named 'Some Time Never - A Fable for Supermen', as opposed to the plain British, 'Sometime Never'. There are other minor changes such as the wording to the Forward. Red cloth boards with rubbing to the bottom and bumps. Internally it is age toned but clean and tight. No names or inscriptions. The dustjacket is not price clipped $2.75 but has edgewear, chips and tears. Having collected Dahl for many years I am selling my collection including some signed and unusual copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Second World War.

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1948–54 - 6 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spines, top edge red, grey endpapers decorated with a design that alternates a lion rampant with the initials W.S.C. In the typographical dust jackets with background design as per the endpapers. Very light marking to cloth. An excellent set in the dust jackets, spine panels a little faded, chip to foot of spine panel of volume IV, some other slight chipping and nicking to extremities. Maps and diagrams, some folding. First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. 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 his ringing phrases seeped into the collective memory. 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". Cohen A240.4(I-VI). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Out of the Unknown

      Fantasy Publishing Company, Los Angeles, CA 1948 - First Printing of stated First Edition, First state with publisher's original blue mesh weave cloth, spine panel lettered in gold. Signed by A. E. van Vogt directly on title page. Book in fine condition; a touch wear to jacket, else in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Loved One An Anglo American Tragedy

      Reprint. 8vo., original pale blue cloth, dust jacket. Boston, Little Brown.

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        Dnesni Moskva. [Todays Moscow Moskau heute]. Slovem i Obrazem

      63 (3) Seiten + 62 unpag. Seiten mit meist ganzseitigen Photoabbildungen in Kupfertiefdruck. 30 x 21,5 cm. Roter Original-Pappband mit photoillustriertem Orig.-Schutzumschlag (von Vladimir Smutny). Erste Ausgabe. - Mit Aufnahmen von Vladimir Vlcek aus der Zeit vor der Machtübernahme der kommunistischen Partei, dem sogenannten Februar-Umsturz 1948. Text in tschechischer Sprache. - Umschlag leicht berieben und mit meist kleineren Randläsuren und nur wenigen Einrissen im Kapitalbereich und an den Falzen, mit kleiner Fehlstelle am Kopfkapital. Einbandbezug bindungsbedingt etwas wellig, Kopfkapital minimal angeplatzt. Sonst insgesamt von schöner Erhaltung. // First edition. - Original red paper-covered boards in photo-illustrated dust-jacket. 30 x 21,5 cm. 63 (3) pages + 62 unnumbered pages with b&w mostly full-page photographs (gravure reproductions printed by Schulz). - Dust-jacket minimally rubbed, with some short tears and small chips at spine ends or near flaps. Red covers a bit wavy (due to post-war binding materials), top of spine a bit cracked. Else overall nice, clean condition for this fragile and rare item. - Printed on the eve of the Czech coup détat of 1948, with images in the tradition of the New Objectivity, put to use for a new propagandist message. Printed in gravure by Schulz and with the dust-jacket designed by Vladimir Smutny.

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        Before Declaring Israel’s Independence, Ben-Gurion Counters American Backpedaling and Pushes Start of Temporary Government

      Israel 1948 - Autograph Letter Signed, "D. Ben-Gurion" to Rabbi Yehuda Leib Fishman. March 23, 1948, [Israel]. In Hebrew, one page on The Jewish Agency for Palestine stationery. 8.5 x 11 in. In 1947, as the British mandate over Palestine (established by the League of Nations in 1922) was about to expire, the United Nations called for partition of Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab states. Jewish leaders accepted the plan, but Arab leaders announced that they would oppose its implementation by force. President Harry Truman had endorsed partition despite opposition within his administration. On March 19, 1948, the U.S. shockingly reversed its position supporting partition; instead it called for a temporary United Nations trusteeship.David Ben-Gurion, as head of the Jewish Agency, masterfully worked to contain the damage. Less than two months after writing this letter, Ben-Gurion and the recipient of this letter, Rabbi Judah Leib Fishman (Maiman), both would help draft and sign Israel's Declaration of Independence. Translation"Please convey to the Executive [of the Jewish Agency for Palestine] the following - As I was deprived of the possibility of taking part in the meetings of the Executive, I ask to be allowed to appoint a member to be the head of Defence, so that I can transfer this work from myself as soon as possible. I wish to point out that because of the remarks that were heard in the discussion of our answers to the American announcement (I refer to the remarks of Golda Myerson and Kolotny), I am of the opinion that paragraph 'C' should be changed, by way of adding a demand for an immediate agreement that a temporary Government be formulated in accordance with the version that I gave to my Secretary Svi Marmion."Historical BackgroundBen-Gurion responded forcefully to the new American position in a statement to the Tel Aviv Press Club on March 20: "We shall not agree to any kind of trusteeship, whether permanent or temporary, even for the shortest time. We shall no longer submit to any foreign domination whatever. . The Jewish State exists, and will continue to exist, because we defend it. . our political program falls under three headings, in the order I name them: security; a Jewish State; a Jewish-Arab alliance."On March 22, Abba Hillel Silver, on behalf of the Jewish Agency, indicated that the Agency would not discuss the American proposal for trusteeship, as it had not yet been submitted to the Security Council. The next day, the Jewish Agency for Palestine and the National Council of Jews of Palestine (Vaad Leumi) issued a joint statement that Israel intended to proceed to independence.Ben-Gurion was determined to strengthen their position by shaping his provisional government and making it clear that the Jewish state would come into being with or without international approval. Accordingly, on March 25 Moshe Shertok (Sharett) sent the chairman of the U.N. Palestine Commission an urgent request for the establishment of a provisional government, including a list of proposed members.The "'paragraph C'" referenced in the present letter undoubtedly corresponds to a passage in either the March 23 or March 25 statements to the U.N. (For the full, final text of both, see Appendices A and B, below.)As noted, the final wording was influenced by future Israeli prime minister Golda Meir and by Moshe Kolodny (Kol). They may have been advocating for the wording that appeared in the third paragraph of the March 25 statement, "the Provisional Council of Government thus designated be empowered in consultation with the United. Nations Commission to co-opt additional members representing groups both Arab and Jewish." Rabbi Judah Leib Fishman (Maiman) (1875-1962), the recipient of this letter, was born in Bessarabia and emigrated to Palestine in 1913. A renowned author and Talmudic scholar, he was a founding member of Mizrachi. He helped draft Israel's Declaration of Independence, and became Ministe. (See website for full description)

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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. Minor spotting to a few leaves, an excellent set. 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".

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        ROADS [SIGNED BY VIRGIL FINLAY]

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1948. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; black spine, gold and white text; jacket has protective mylar cover, rubbing; boards are strong, bumping at spine head and tail, very slight cornerwear; textblock is clean, binding strong; pp 110; has gift inscription from artist Virgil Finlay on front endpaper; FLP Collection.; shelved case 8, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville.

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        The Second World War In six volumes complete

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd. 1948 - 1954. 8vo. In 6 volumes. All volumes first editions, published 1948 - 1954 Uniformly bound in full dark blue levant morocco. Raised bands to spines with gilt ruled panels and gilt lettering. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Bound by Zaehnsdorf for Hatchards of Piccadilly. Armorial bookplate to front pastedowns. Illustrations. Maps. An attractive set in Fine condition. . Fine. Full Morocco. First Editions. 1948.

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        Window Flowers:

      Peiping [Beijing]: Lotus Court Publications,, 1948. Symbolical silhouettes for the Chinese New Year. Quarto. Original green paper-backed boards, red paper silhouette illustration on white paper background to front cover. With 48 red and 2 black and gold woodcut illustrations of silhouettes. Slight wear to spine, spine ends slightly worn and bumped, very slight marking to covers, slight discolouration to endpapers, pages unopened. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. "Window Flowers" were paper silhouettes with symbolic images which were intended to be pasted to windows. Sold at local Beijing fairs before the Chinese New Year, they were believed to bring good luck. Koehn's book provides 50 examples of this charming Chinese folk art.

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        The Second World War, full set of six British first editions

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a jacketed, 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. 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. This is a quite respectable set, featuring first printing volumes ranging from very good to near fine condition in very good or better first printing dust jackets. The coarse black cloth bindings are square, tight, and clean with bright spine gilt, just a few tiny corner bumps, and no appreciable wear. The contents are quite clean for the edition. Spotting endemic to the edition appears confined to the Volume I & II page edges and the first and final leaves of Volume II. The only previous ownership marks we find are the tiny sticker of Sotheran of London (one of the world's oldest bookshops) affixed to the Volume I lower front pastedown and a faint gift inscription dated “1949” on the Volume II front pastedown. The red topstain varies from moderately sunned across the first three volumes to deep and unfaded across the final three volumes. All six dust jackets are complete apart from fractional chipping at the Volume III upper front hinge and the Volume IV spine head. All six jackets retain the publisher's original price on the lower front flaps. A few of the jackets show mild spine toning, but all of the red subtitles remain clearly legible. A stray ink mark at the upper Volume I spine does not appreciably detract from very good shelf presentation. All six dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. 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." Please note that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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        The Golden Cockerel Mabinogion A New Translation from the White Book of Rhydderch and the Red Book of Hergest

      Christopher Sandford, at The Golden Cockerel Press 1948 - VG+, 1948, Ltd ed, 20 illustrations. In red half morocco over gilt illustrated cloth. Spine, gilt titles & celtic device. Internally, frontis, illustrated titlepage, [4], 5-266 pp, [1], 20 illustrations (full page] by Braby, t.e.g, remainder uncut, binders stamp to fpd (S&S), ink name to fep, occasional light spot, some light edge browning. 3 tiny spots to spine. A very good copy! (Folio, 214*353 mm). Made up of the following: Pwyll prince of Dyfed. Branwen daughter of Lly¿r. Manawydan son of Lly¿r. Math son of Mathonwy. The dream of Macsen Wledig. Lludd and Llefelys. Culhwch and Olwen. The dream of Rhonabwy. The lady of the fountain. Peredur son of Efrawg. Gereint son of Erbin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        David Sherman (FEV00161) Photographie. Masque et grimace II. Archive de presse. Tampon au dos. Tirage d'époque. Circa 1948. 27 x 33 cm. FEV00161.

      - Photographie. Masque et grimace II. Archive de presse. Tampon au dos. Tirage d'époque. Circa 1948. 27 x 33 cm. FEV00161. Photographies originale / Original photograph

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        Husch das gute Gespenst. Mit Bildern von Franz Haacken. 1. - 15. Tausend,.

      Berlin W 30, Augsburger Straße 68: Felguth-Verlag, (1948). - 48 Seiten mit zahlreichen teils ganzseitigen und farbigen Illustrationen von Frans Haacken. 26,5 x 20,5 cm, farbig illustrierter Original-Pappband mit Deckeltitel. Einband an den Kanten leicht berieben, Rücken am Fuß gering berieben, sonst gut bis sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 750 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Selected Chinese Antiquities from the Collection of Gustav Adolf

      GENERALSTABENS LITOGRAFISKA AN 1948 - Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. A slight tan to the page edges. Mottled beige cover with red inlay. Further information/images available on request. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original full-length photograph signed "Arnold Schoenberg" and dated "August 1948" in clear black ink, shot on the terrace of the Gould Mansion in Montecito, Santa Barbara, California, at a gathering of artists

      "Although [Schoenberg] was well enough in the summer of 1948 to give classes at Santa Barbara, for most of his remaining five years he led the withdrawn existence of an invalid. But he had the satisfaction of seeing the emergence of the state of Israel (he was elected honorary president of the Israel Academy of Music in 1951), and also the upsurge of interest in his music that marked the postwar years." O.W. Neighbour in Grove Music Online.. 125 x 180 mm. With manuscript identification ("Schoenberg - Montecito 1948") and the stamp of the Jones Portrait Studio, 1728 State St., Santa Barbara, California to verso. Slightly worn and creased; remnants of mounting tape to edges of verso.

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        Le metamorfosi

      Carlo Signorelli, MILANO 1948 - Biblioteca di letteratura ITALIANO Libro IV, V, VI. Versione in prosa di Remo Malaboti. Premessa di M. Nisard. Coperta morbida con titoli al dorso e al piatto, qui racchiusi da ampia cornice ornamentale dipinta con matite colorate (segni delle stesse presenti anche tra le prime pagine); ingiallita con fioritura così come tagli e fogli. Alcune pagine intonse.

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        Portrait of New York

      B. T. Batsford, London 1948 - Cover illustration by Cecil Beaton. With text illustrations of drawings and 32 plates of photographic reproductions. First published in this present revised form in 1948. Originally published in 1938 under the title, 'Cecil Beaton's New York'. Association copy, inscribed to Mona von Bismarck. In publisher's grey cloth with the printed dust jacket. viii, 135, (1) p. and 32 plates. Association copy, inscribed to the American socialite and fashion icon, Mona von Bismarck to whom the printed dedication of the book is addressed. Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton (1904-1980) was an English photographer, painter, writer, and designer. Besides regularly working as a photographer for Condé Nast publications, such as the Vogue, he pursued a career as a stage and costume designer for films and the theatre. He won three Academy Awards for his art directorial work as well as for his costume designs. His 1948 book is a homage to New York in which he gives a personal picture of the city through text, photographs, and drawings. Beaton dedicated the book to his long-time friend, Mona von Bismarck (1897-1983). Inscription on front end-paper by the author in ink. Some minor damages to the dust jacket at the tail and the head. Overall in fine condition. In publisher's grey cloth with the printed dust jacket First published in this present revised form in 1948. Originally published in 1938 under the title, 'Cecil Beaton's New York'. Association copy, inscribed to Mona von Bismarck. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil Arméno-Byzantin

      Paris 1948 - Demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs à coins, auteur & titre gravé or sur cuir. Deux caissons filetés, & 4 fleurons, plat marbré. Réunion de 18 pièces reliées en 1 volume In-8°, pagination multiple. Marius Canard. – «Les Hamdanides et l'Armenie ». AEIO, VI, (1948), pp. 79-94.(Extrait des Annales de l'Institut d'Etudes Orientales, Tome VII, 1948). Gr. in-8°, couverture illustree, Wrappers, p.77-93 . + 1 feuillet. Editions Jules Carbonel, 1948 (Envoi dédicace de l'auteur). - Marius Canard. – Un vizir chrétien à l'époque fatimite. : L'Arménien Bahram. AEIO, XII, (1954),pp. 84-113. - Marius Canard. – « Notes sur les Arméniens en Égypte à l'époque fatimite ». AEIO, XIII, (1955),pp. 143-157. Marius Canard. –« Remarques sur quelques questions relatives à l'épopée byzantine de Digénis Akritas », REAm.,NS,V,(1968),pp. 295-305 (traduction française de l'article en russe de H Bartikian). « Remarques sur l'épopée byzantine « Digénis Akritas ». Extr. De la REAm, NS, III, Paris, 1966. pp .147-176. (traduction Française de l'article en russe de H Bartikian).- « Le conte de l'Île -Baleine et son utilisation dans la polémique byzantine contre les Pauliciens ». Extr. De la REA, NS, IX, Paris, 1972. pp .379-384. - « La généalogie du magistros Bagarat, capétan de l'orient, et des Kékauménos ». Extr. De la REAm,NS,II, Paris, 1965.p.262-271. traduction Française de l'article en russe de H Bartikian). « L'aventure Caucasienne du spathaire Léon le futur empereur Léon III ». Extr. De la REAm, NS, VIII, Paris, 1971. pp .353-357. « La conquête de l'Arménie par l'empire Byzantin ». Extr. De la REAm, NS, II, Paris, 1965. pp .327-340. - traduction Française de l'article en arménien. « L'administration byzantine en Arménie aux Xe-XIe siècles ». Extr. De la REAm, NS, X, Paris, 1973-74. pp .139-183. Traduit du russe par M. Canard. « L'énoikion à Byzance et dans la capitale des Bagratides, Ani, à l'époque de la domination byzantine (1045-1064) ».  Extr. De la REAm, NS, VI, Paris, 1969. pp .283-298. Traduit du russe par M. Canard. « L'Histoire du Tarawn » (compte rendu du livre de Ayvazyan, K.V., L'histoire du Tarawn et la littérature arménienne des IVe-VIIe (en russe). Extr. De la REAm, NS, XIII, Paris, 1978-79. pp .365-386. « Les principautés arabes d'Arménie ». Extr. De la REAm, NS, XI, Paris, 1975-76. pp .183-204. « Les impôts en nature en Arménie à l'époque arabe ». Extr. De la REAm, NS, XI, Paris, 1975-76. p.313-321 (Traduit de l'Arménien par M. Léon Hatchikian). « Les impôts en nature de l'Arménie à l'époque 'Abbâside ». Extr. De la REAm, NS, VIII, Paris, 1971. pp .359-363. « L'Arménie et le Califat Arabe ». Extr. De la REAm, NS, XIII, Paris, 1978-79, p.387-407. (Compte-rendu de : A.N Ter-Levondyan. « La campagne arménienne du sultan salguqide Alp Arslan et la prise d'Ani en 1064 ». Extr. De la REAm, NS, II, Paris, 1965. pp .239-259. Le royaume d'Arménie-Cilicie et les Mamelouks jusqu'au traité de 1285. Extr. De la REAm, NS, IV, Paris, 1967. pp .217-259. « Le Patriarcat arménien du Sultanat de Roum ». Extr. De la REAm , NS, III, Paris, 1966. pp .233-243 (Article Haïg Berbérian. La traduction de l'Arabe en Français est due à M. Canard. - « Digénistique dans l'épopée Kurde « Le Khan main d'or ». Extr. De la REAm, NS, IV, Paris, 1967. pp . 395-407. (Traduction de M. Canard).- »Note sur l'article de M. Bartikian » (M.Canard), p. 405-408. - « A propos de la traduction d'un passage de l'histoire de Vardan sur les luttes entre Mongols d'Iran et Mongols de la horde d'or ». Extr. De la REAm, NS, V, Paris, 1968. pp .315-322. «Une mention des Arewondik' dans un texte historique arabe ». Extr. De la REAm, NS, III, Paris, 1966. pp .201-203.- «Les Arewordi (Fils du soleil) en Arménie et Mésopotamie et l'Épître du catholicos Nersès le gracieux». Extr. De la REAm, NS, V, Paris, 1968. pp .271-288. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Amazons.

      Golden Cockerel Press, London 1948 - No. 45 of only 80 special copies, signed by the artist and author. 12 wood engravings by Clifford Webb and 3 maps in pen and ink by Mina Greenhill. Printed in Poliphilus type with Centaur initials on Arnold's mould-made paper. Large 4to., bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in original full brown morocco, with designs by Clifford Webb blocked in gilt on both covers, marbled endpapers, gilt lettering and cockerel on spine which is in compartments with raised bands, top edge gilt, others uncut, housed in the original brown cloth slipcase. Some very mild offset from turn-ins otherwise an excellent copy. The text is an historical novel by Ivor Bannet about what Sandford calls "the true nature of the 'gentle' sex". Webb's engravings are vibrant and exciting as his black and white contrasts are far more marked than is usual. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        La France contre les robots

      Editions France libre, Rio de Janeiro 1948 - Un volume broché, 195 X 275 mm, 115 p. Edition originale. L'un des 250 seuls exemplaires sur vélin numérotés et signés par l'auteur. Portrait photographique de l'auteur en frontispice. Dos bruni, accusant quelques menues éraflures, premier plat fendillé en tête, couverture défraîchie, sinon bon exemplaire, non coupé. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Le promeneur accompagné

      Textes prétextes 1948 - - Textes prétextes, Paris 1948, 23x28,5cm, en feuilles sous étui. - Edition originale illustrée de 11 eaux-fortes et 11 bois originaux de Jean Frélaut et imprimée à 271 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches, le nôtre un des 20 hors commerce réservés aux collaborateurs. Ex-libris de la famille Frélaut encollé sur une garde. Dos de la chemise-étui insolé et comportant de petites déchirures en tête et en pied. Envoi autographe daté et signé de Jean Frélaut à sa fille Marie enrichi d'un dessin au crayon de papier représentant les quais de Seine arborés. Notre exemplaire est aussi enrichi d'une belle aquarelle originale de Jean Frélaut qu'il a signée, consistant en une étude pour ce texte, et mettant en scène des pêcheurs lançant leurs lignes sur le quai de la Mégisserie aux pieds du Pont-Neuf. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition illustrated with 11 etchings and 11 woods original Jean Frélaut and printed 271 copies numbered on Arches paper, ours one of the 20 out of trade reserved for employees. Ex libris of the family Frélaut glued on a guard. Back of the shirt-case insolated and with small tears in the head and foot. Autograph dedication dated and signed by Jean Frélaut to his daughter Marie enriched with a drawing in pencil of paper representing the banks of the Seine with trees. Our copy is also enriched with a beautiful watercolor original Jean Frélaut he signed, consisting of a study for this text, and featuring fishermen launching their lines on the dock of the Mégisserie at the foot of the Pont Neuf. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Cent dessins de Pierre Loti commentés par Claude Farrère

      First Edition, one of 100 copies numbered in Roman numerals on vellum luxury. Our copy, as stipulated in the justification of the draw, is complete of the following 8 illustrations. Text by Claude Farrère. Ex-libris on a sheet pasted on a guard, descriptive label of a bookseller for the letter which truffles our copy. Our copy is enriched by a signed autograph letter, two pages, Pierre Loti Sarah Bernhardt, pasted on the page of fake title, "Dear friend, we wish joy and sun to your adorable little Simone, my wife that his eyes prevent me from writing, tells me, on his part as mine, I know that this marriage satisfies you and I am all happy .. Your letter of invitation, however, also caused a small melancholy emotion, because I felt that this marriage pushed us, a little more, - you, me, all those of our generation, - in the past ... I kiss your hands with all my affection, already so old. Pierre Loti ". Our copy also includes a business card by Claude Farrère embellished with some handwritten words of Pierre Loti who excuses his friend for not having been able to dedicate this book. Arrault Tours 1948 21,5x28,5cm broché

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        Yellow Kid" Weil: The Autobiography of America's Master Swindler

      Chicago: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 297 p. Brick red cloth with gilt lettering. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Edges lightly foxed. Price clipped by publisher with new price ($3.00) stamped on flap. Wear at tips and head, a few small creased closed tears to top of back panel, a bit of rubbing, but generally jacket unusually bright and attractive. An amusing crime memoir of swindling suckers. Reportedly an inspiration, along with the better-known The Big Con by David Maurer, for the 1973 George Roy Hill film The Sting.

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        Tarry Flynn. London: The Pilot Press, 1948. First Edition. Author Signed

      Pilot Press 1948 - Pp, 195. Orange cloth covers, title lettered in black to spine, covers lightly soiled, original dust jacket chipped and lightly worn at head & tail of spine, contents in near fine condition. SIGNED by Kavanagh on half-title. Housed in solander box. The scarce first edition of Kavanagh's famous novel, a rare signed copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter, signed ("Harold L. Ickes") to Harry Barnard of Chicago, objecting to Barnard's preference for Carl Sandburg over Paul Douglas for the Senate

      Washington, D.C., 1948. One page on personal letterhead. Small pinholees in upper left corner, text unaffected. In brown cloth folder. One page on personal letterhead. Paul Douglas vs. Carl Sandburg for the Senate. Ickes (1874 -1952), former Secretary of the Interior under FDR (and briefly under Truman) and the administrator of the Public Works Administration, grew up in Chicago himself, and after leaving the administration, remained active not only in nationa but in Illinois politics. Here, in a letter to the newspaper columnist Harry Barbard of the CHICAGO DAILY NEWS, Ickes opines: "A man whom I don't know has sent me a tear sheet from the CHICAGO DAILY NEWS of January 23 in which appears a communication from you with reference to the Senate situation in Illinois. I believe that I will not fall behind in my esteem for Carl Sandburg, but the suggestion of support for him for the Senate seems to me to be entirely futile. Neither can I understand your expressed opposition to Paul V. Douglas. I have known Douglas for years, and I believe that he would make a great Senator. "You concluded that Mr. Douglas is for the Truman Doctrine as applied in Greece and Turkey because he is for the Marshall Plan for West Europe. This certainly is not necessarily so. Personally I have opposed the Truman Doctrine for Greece and Turkey from the very beginning. It was a bad conception, and it was done in too much of a hurry, and I believe that as a result of it, we are in a highly dangerous position in those two countries today ... However, I am in favor of the Marshall Plan for Western Europe. I do not believe that Western Europe can recover economically without our aid, and if Europe doesn't take a nose dive ..." Paul Douglas - not Carl Sandburg - served as Senator from Illinois from 1949-1961.

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        Of Flight and Life.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First edition with the Scribner's A on the copyright page of this prophetic discourse on weapons of mass destruction. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "To Harry Elmer Barnes with best wishes from Charles A. Lindbergh August 1948." The recipient was a historian at Columbia University. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear and a few closed tears. In this Cold War-era essay, Lindbergh warns about the dangers of the Soviet Union and uncontrolled scientific advances without a moral compass acting as a guide. Of Flight and Life "sums up Lindbergh's concerns about the unchecked spread of scientific materialism and his fear that Americans were caught in a vicious circle in which our security today demanded regimentation and the development of weapons that would ruin us tomorrow" (Robert Wohl).

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        La Volga naît en Europe

      Domat 1948 - - Domat, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale de la traduction française sur papier courant. Envoi autographe signé de Curzio Malaparte à Roger Allard " . ces souvenirs de demain." Agréable exemplaire au regard de la fragilité de ce papier de mauvaise qualité. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition of the French translation on current paper. Signed autograph of Curzio Malaparte to Roger Allard ". these memories of tomorrow ." Pleasant copy of the fragility of this paper of poor quality. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        "The Transistor, a Semi-Conductor Triode," [with]: "Nature of Forward Current in Germanium Point Contacts," [and with]: "Modulation of Conductance of Thin Films of Semi-Conductors by Surface Changes."

      Lancaster, PA:: American Physical Society, 1948., 1948. In: The Physical Review, Second Series, Volume 74, July 1, - December 15, 1948. pp. 230-231; 231-232; 232-233. 4to. (10.5 x 8 inches; 263 x 200mm). [whole volume]. 1932 pp. Illus., index. Full green gilt-stamped buckram. Library bookplate. Very good. FIRST PRINTING ANNOUNCING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TRANSISTOR, A DISCOVERY THAT INITIATED THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AGE. "In 1947, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, working at Bell Telephone Laboratories, were trying to understand the nature of the electrons at the interface between a metal and a semiconductor. They realized that by making two point contacts very close to one another, they could make a three terminal device - the first "point contact" transistor. They quickly made a few of these transistors and connected them with some other components to make an audio amplifier. This audio amplifier was shown to chief executives at Bell Telephone Company, who were very impressed that it didn't need time to "warm up" (like the heaters in vacuum tube circuits). They immediately realized the power of this new technology. This invention was the spark that ignited a huge research effort in solid state electronics. Bardeen and Brattain received the Nobel Prize in Physics, 1956, together with William Shockley, "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect." - Nobel Prize Committee. In "The Transistor" (1948) is the schematic diagram, showing the construction of the germanium triode, or transistor, a semi-conducting device which could act as an oscillator or an amplifier, thereby replacing larger, bulky, less efficient vacuum tubes. The longer 1949 paper includes this same diagram, but also contains a cutaway microphotograph of the transistor. Research by Bardeen and Brattain led them to the discovery that electron flows on the surface of a semi-conducting surface (initially silicon and germanium) may be modulated and controlled by "doping" the crystal with specific quantities and depositions of conducting elements. Hence was born the technology of microelectronics, by employing layers of "dirty sand" to build the complex electronic circuitry that we use every day today. "The transistor revolutionized the electronics industry, allowing the Information Age to occur, and made possible the development of almost every modern electronic device, from telephones to computers to missiles. [Bardeen's] developments in superconductivity, which won him his second Nobel, are used in medical advances such as CAT scans and MRI." - Wikip. Bardeen is the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in physics twice. The first time was for the invention of the transistor, awarded in 1956. The second time was in 1972, with Leon N. Cooper and John Robert Schrieffer, for a fundamental theory of conventional superconductivity known as the "BCS theory." With: Richard P. Feynman, "Relativistic Cut-Off for Classical Electrodynamics." - pp. 1430-1438. Vol. 74, no. 10. Nov, 15, 1948. Feynman's first paper on quantum electrodynamics. Norman, Origins of cyberspace, 450.

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        The Transistor, a Semi-Conductor Triode," [with]: "Nature of Forward Current in Germanium Point Contacts," [and with]: "Modulation of Conductance of Thin Films of Semi-Conductors by Surface Changes."

      American Physical Society, 1948., Lancaster, PA: - In: The Physical Review, Second Series, Volume 74, July 1, â€" December 15, 1948. pp. 230-231; 231-232; 232-233. 4to. (10.5 x 8 inches; 263 x 200mm). [whole volume]. 1932 pp. Illus., index. Full green gilt-stamped buckram. Library bookplate. Very good. FIRST PRINTING ANNOUNCING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TRANSISTOR, A DISCOVERY THAT INITIATED THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AGE. "In 1947, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, working at Bell Telephone Laboratories, were trying to understand the nature of the electrons at the interface between a metal and a semiconductor. They realized that by making two point contacts very close to one another, they could make a three terminal device - the first "point contact" transistor. They quickly made a few of these transistors and connected them with some other components to make an audio amplifier. This audio amplifier was shown to chief executives at Bell Telephone Company, who were very impressed that it didn't need time to "warm up" (like the heaters in vacuum tube circuits). They immediately realized the power of this new technology. This invention was the spark that ignited a huge research effort in solid state electronics. Bardeen and Brattain received the Nobel Prize in Physics, 1956, together with William Shockley, "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect." â€" Nobel Prize Committee. In "The Transistor" (1948) is the schematic diagram, showing the construction of the germanium triode, or transistor, a semi-conducting device which could act as an oscillator or an amplifier, thereby replacing larger, bulky, less efficient vacuum tubes. The longer 1949 paper includes this same diagram, but also contains a cutaway microphotograph of the transistor. Research by Bardeen and Brattain led them to the discovery that electron flows on the surface of a semi-conducting surface (initially silicon and germanium) may be modulated and controlled by "doping" the crystal with specific quantities and depositions of conducting elements. Hence was born the technology of microelectronics, by employing layers of "dirty sand" to build the complex electronic circuitry that we use every day today. "The transistor revolutionized the electronics industry, allowing the Information Age to occur, and made possible the development of almost every modern electronic device, from telephones to computers to missiles. [Bardeen's] developments in superconductivity, which won him his second Nobel, are used in medical advances such as CAT scans and MRI." â€" Wikip. Bardeen is the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in physics twice. The first time was for the invention of the transistor, awarded in 1956. The second time was in 1972, with Leon N. Cooper and John Robert Schrieffer, for a fundamental theory of conventional superconductivity known as the "BCS theory." With: Richard P. Feynman, "Relativistic Cut-Off for Classical Electrodynamics." â€" pp. 1430-1438. Vol. 74, no. 10. Nov, 15, 1948. Feynman's first paper on quantum electrodynamics. Norman, Origins of cyberspace, 450. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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