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        The Loved One An Anglo American Tragedy

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

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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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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        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]

      [Bookseller: Matthias Severin Antiquariat]
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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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        CRUSADE IN EUROPE Inscribed to his brother Edgar

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City 1948 - First Edition preceding the trade edition. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. There were 1426 deluxe numbered copies SIGNED by the author on the facsimile page of the D-Day Order to send the troops to storm the beaches of Normandy, which begins: "You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you." Of those 1426 copies, the first 25 were bound in full red morocco leather and put aside for Eisenhower's personal use. This is Copy #4 and in addition to having the SIGNED order is INSCRIBED by the President to his brother on the limitation page: "For my brother Edgar,/In the hope that herein/he may find some small/thing to compensate him for/all the trouble caused him/by the soldier member of the/family, with lasting devotion./Ike." Edgar N. Eisenhower (19 January 1889 - 12 July 1971) was a lawyer and the older brother of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The two brothers were known as Big Ike (Edgar) and Little Ike (Dwight), with Edgar eventually dropping the nickname. While Dwight's golf game would garner a great deal of attention and he became a most important person in the transition of golf from play to a sport, Edgar was the much better golfer, winning tournaments over a 20 year span. Edgar was known as a shoot-from-the-hip ultraconservative and a vocal critic of his brother, the president. Edgar criticized Ike's budgets, policies, and judicial nominations. When the press asked Ike about the criticism, he smiled and responded that Edgar had been "criticizing me since I was 5 years old." Ike's touching inscription in this book, in just a few words, perfectly captures their relationship. Slight sunning to the spine, about Fine, lacking the slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Le Théâtre de Séraphin.

      St Maurice d'Etelan, Pierre Bettencourt, L'Air du Temps, 1948. - 19,5 x 12,5 cm, 52 p. Broché, non coupé, belle couv. rempliée ill. d'un fronton en gaufrage. Edition originale tirée à 250 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches, un des 220 exemplaires non réimposés, publiée peu après le décès d'Artaud (mort le 4 mars 1948). "Achevé d'imprimé un jour de gel à la campagne et tiré à petit nombre pour la fleur de nos amis vers la fin du monde". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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 to spines gilt, top edges red, grey monogrammed endpapers. With the dust jackets. Maps and diagrams, some folding. The occasional minor mark to boards and light spotting to edges of text blocks. An excellent set in bright jackets without the usual fading to spine panels. First editions, first impressions. Volume III inscribed by the author to Rufus Clarke, Christopher Soames's assistant when he was assistant military attaché at the British Embassy in Paris in the aftermath of the Second World War: "Inscribed for Rufus Clarke by Winston S. Churchill, 1950" (front free endpaper). Laid in is a photocopied letter addressed from Mary Soames to a cousin of Rufus Clarke's wife, Pamela, dated 7 April 2005: "I can indeed reassure you about my father's books inscribed to Rufus. Rufus Clarke was a brother officer and a great friend of my husband, Christopher, and they were serving together at the British Embassy in Paris when Christopher and I became engaged - indeed he was best man at our wedding [in 1947]. He and Pam used to come quite often to stay with Christopher and me when we were living at Chartwell Farm, and very often we would all go up to dine with my parents in the 'big house'. I am quite sure you can rest assured that the signature in the books you now have is genuine. Either my father would have given Rufus a set, or Rufus acquired one, and my father would have been happy to sign it".

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        Géographie animale.

      Lausanne: Gonin, 1948.(). Portfolio with 18 color lithographs. Sheets loose as issued in chemise and slipcase. Edition of 270; this one signed by the artist and publisher and numbered.

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

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1948–54 - 6 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges red, grey monogrammed endpapers. With the dust jackets. The occasional minor mark to boards and light spotting to edges of text blocks. An excellent set in bright jackets without the usual fading to spine panels. Maps and diagrams, some folding. First editions, first impressions. Volume III inscribed by the author to Rufus Clarke, Christopher Soames's assistant when he was assistant military attaché at the British Embassy in Paris in the aftermath of the Second World War: "Inscribed for Rufus Clarke by Winston S. Churchill, 1950" (front free endpaper). Laid in is a photocopied letter addressed from Mary Soames to a cousin of Rufus Clarke's wife, Pamela, dated 7 April 2005: "I can indeed reassure you about my father's books inscribed to Rufus. Rufus Clarke was a brother officer and a great friend of my husband, Christopher, and they were serving together at the British Embassy in Paris when Christopher and I became engaged - indeed he was best man at our wedding [in 1947]. He and Pam used to come quite often to stay with Christopher and me when we were living at Chartwell Farm, and very often we would all go up to dine with my parents in the 'big house'. I am quite sure you can rest assured that the signature in the books you now have is genuine. Either my father would have given Rufus a set, or Rufus acquired one, and my father would have been happy to sign it". Woods A123(b). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        SPACE CADET

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1948 - FIRST Edition, FIRST Printing A handsome clean copy of this title with a near fine stunning dust jacket. Scribner Seal present, and letter ¿A¿ denoting the true first edition. This book is in great condition with dark blue boards and turquoise titles to spine and front. The boards are clean with sharp corners with one very tiny bump and no edgewear. This is most ususual as this title is usually found with alot of general wear, and in poor condition. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean with no inscriptions, no book store stamps and no bookstore stamps. The internal pages are very clean and flat with no marks, no writing, no bent pages, no stains, and no foxing. Beautiful, clean book internally appearing as unread1 Please see detailed images. The original first edition dust jacket is in stunning condition with unusually strong vibrant colors. The jacket has benefited from a slight touch of restoration by an expert paper conservator to the very tips of the spine and as such presents as a near fine example. The jacket has no edgewear, no rips, no chips, no rubbing, no fading, no stains and no foxing. The jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $2.50. Please see detailed images. Scarce Heinlein title with a vibrant striking, unclipped dust jacket. Presents beautifully on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other rare SciFi titles [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism [in original dust jacket, 12th printing, 1948]

      New York City: Works Publishing Inc., 1948. SEE PHOTOS. Near Fine condition in a bright and shiny Very Good ORIGINAL dust jacket. The jacket has a few small chips and short closed tears. SEE PHOTOS. Protected by a removable Brodart clear-plastic sleeve (removed for photos to prevent glare). NO owner's name or bookplate. Hinges are perfect. Pages are clean and unmarked. NO stains. NO foxing. "Twelfth printing, October, 1948" is so stated on the copyright page. "Twelfth printing" is also stated on both the spine and front inner flap of the dust jacket. Bound in the original blue cloth, stamped in bright gold on the spine. Complete with the original so-called "circus" dust jacket printed in red, yellow, white and black. SEE PHOTOS.. Twelfth printing, October 1948 (stated). Hardcover. Near Fine condition/Very Good dust jacket. 8vo. ix, 400pp. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.

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        Obras Completas de S. Gonzalez Anaya

      Biblioteca Nueva, Madrid 1948 - Sello humedo con nombre en algunas paginas. En papel Biblia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Backfire. (Movie Poster)

      Warner Bros. Hollywood, CA. 1948- 1950. - One-sheet color silk-screen poster, 40 x 30 inches, for the 1950 Warner Brothers production "Backfire" directed by Vincent Sherman and starring Gordon MacRae, Edmond O’Brien, and Virginia Mayo (the film was completed in late 1948 but not released until 1950). The poster, a scarce item and in very good condition, was produced by Western Poster Company, San Francisco. "Backfire," a complicated drama involving numerous flashbacks, concerns a World War II veteran Bob Corey (MacRae), a nurse he meets while hospitalized, Julie Benson (Mayo), and Corey's good friend Steve Connolly (O'Brien). After considerable mayhem as the drama unfolds, including a near fatal attempt on Connolly's life, the film delivers a happy ending with the trio heading for Bob and Julie's new ranch. The poster is a striking graphic, bold in design and color, a worthy addition to a motion picture film noir archive.

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        Coroner Creek: Original Poster for the Bantam Books Paperback Movie Tie-In Edition

      Bantam Books, New York 1948 - Poster printed in black and orange for the first Bantam Books paperback edition issued to coincide with the release of the motion picture starring Randolph Scott and Marguerite Chapman. Approximately 22" x 28". Very faint stain in the right-hand margin, else fine. The poster reproduces the front wrap of the paperback with an image of Scott in the background from the film. Very uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Painting as a Pastime

      London: Odhams. Good/No Jacket. 1948. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author The book is signed in a wartime alias used by Churchill to hide his identity there is confirmation from Christies of the alias with the book .

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        Von dem armen Knaben

      Buch befindet sich in einem annehmbaren Zustand. Kanten und Ecken bestoßen, Seiten nachgedunkelt mit kleinen Flecken. Keine losen Seiten. Geschrieben und geschnitten von Siegfried Kraft 1948 in Erfurt. Gedruckt in hundert Stücken von Fritz Weber.

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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. 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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        LES QUINZE JOYES DE MARIAGE. PREFACE DE ROBERT BRUN, BOIS ORIGINAUX DE RENE' BEN SUSSAN

      Editions Jardin du Luxembourg, Typograpgie A.Tallone, Paris 1948 - Prefazione: Robert Brun . Edizione: Edition numerotée (n°392 sur 640) . Pagine: 315 . Illustrazioni: Quindici bellissime tavole colorate a piena pagina riprendenti immagini con stile medievale a contenuto leggermente erotico. Bois gravés par René Ben Sussan (1895-1988) et coloriés au pochoir par Edmond Vairel . Formato: 4° . Rilegatura: Brossura originale con astuccio in cartonato nocciola e cofanetto corrispondente. Leggera scollatura nella parte alta del cofanetto. . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Interno freschissimo su carta di pregio. Opera medievale satirica e erotica risalente ad un Anonimo del 1300 o 1400. La prima edizione stampata fu datata tra il 1480 e il 1490. Satira beffarda, acuta, tratta da situazioni quotidiane concrete. Foto disponibili. .

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        All Hallows' Eve

      1948 - First American edition, with an introduction by T.S. Eliot not present in the first edition of 1945. 8vo., original black cloth, dust jacket. New York, Pellegrini & Cudahy. A fine association linking three of the founder members of the Inklings, with a non-authorial inscription on the endpaper. ?For W.H. Lewis as from Charles. 10.xi.48.? The recipient was C.S. Lewis's brother Warren, with whom he shared a house in Kidlington, Oxford. Warren was a founder member of the Inklings as well, and acted as secretary to C.S. A very good copy, one stain to the upper cover, dust jacket lightly foxed and the spine slightly faded. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Astrophotography: Original Astronomical Photograph Of Galaxy, From Mt. Palomar Observatory

      Pasadena Circa 1948-1960: Palomar Observatory / National Geographic Society, 1950. Original Astronomical Photographs . No Binding. Near Fine/No Jacket. Original Astronomical Photograph, Approximately 13 1/2" X 13". Highest Quality. Note At Bottom In Image, "Copyright National Geographic Society- Palomar Observatory Sky Survey". Mounted O Much Larger Brown Card; Photograph In Excellent Condition But Mounting Card Is Worn And With A Little Dampstaining Alon Top Edge.

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        Sammlung von 1075 Belegen aus ca. 1948-1965

      Ohne Verlag 1948 - - Enthalten unter anderem: HHA-Haduy, Hamburger Hochbahn AG-Wochenkarte / Sammelkarten / Stadtwerke Braunschweig / Kraftpostfahrschein von Flensburg bis Rinkensens / Essener Straßenbahn / Antrag von Ausgabe für Schülerkarten / Sozialmark der Deutschen Bundesbahn "Beföhrderungszulässig" / Stuttgarter Straßenbahn / Würzburger Straßenbahn / Kraftfahrverkehr Celle / Celler Straßenbahn / Bahnkarte Oberursel / Burg Lübeck / Servieta Automobilistica Dolomiti / Platzkarte München-Villah / Weserland (Sylt) / Goslar bis Celle / Lachendorf bis Goslar / Fahrkartenheftchen / Berechtigungsausweis zur Mitfahrt auf Lokomotiven für Ing. Riemschneider / Bremszettel / Braunschweig Hauptbahnhof nach Windhausen / Offenbach Hauptbahnhof nach Rendsburg / Reisegepäck Versicherung / Frachtbrief in Löschumschlag / Magdeburg bis Schönbeck / Große Hafenrundfahrt Hamburg / Dienstfahrplan Peine-Ilsede / Dampfschiffahrt "Colonia" Köln-Zellerfeld / Hildesheim / Bad Dürheim-Oggersheim / Speisewagen Rechnung aus 1954 / Hamburg-Altona-Stuttgart / Goslar-Hahndorf / Antrag auf Ausgabe von Arbeiterrückfahrkarten / Bebra-Salzburg / Liliputhbahn / Stadtwerke Remscheid / Bremen Hauptbahnhof / Straßenbahn Halle / Braunschweig Hauptbahnhof-Wolfsburg / Braunschweig-Schaffhausen-Basel u.s.w. Gewicht in Gramm: 2745 1075 Belege, teils kartoniert (mit Gebrauchsspuren / zahlreiche Dubletten dabei) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le cadavre exquis son exaltation.

      Galerie Nina Dousset-La Dragonne 1948 - . Plaquette in-16 agrafée de 16 p. Catalogue de l'exposition qui a eu lieu du 7 au 30 octobre 1948. Frontispice illustré. E.O. On joint le carton d'invitation à l'exposition : La tête en feu d'artifice, le buste de jolie femme à sa toilette, les jambes en églises incendiées : Le cadavre exquis. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Neophilologus. DriemaanddelijksTijdschrift voor de wetenschappelijke beoefening van levende vreemde talen en van haar letterkunde (.) / An international journal of modern and mediaeval language and literature. Bundle of these volumes: 32(1948) - 84(2000), bound in 52 volumes (Volume 73/1989 is missing).

      Groningen, J.B. Wolters / Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers 1948-2000. - ex-library copy with label on spine and stamps, bindings partially a bit bumped / stained, else good, essays in different languages (Dutch, English, French or German), Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 50000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Walden Two

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1948. First Edition. Unknown Binding. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good, in a Very Good- dust jacket with corners of front flap clipped, though price of $3.00 still intact. Light wear at corners and spine ends, light rubbing to gilt stamping on spine. Front free end paper lightly soiled. Light foxing to edge of page block. The dust jacket shows rubbing with wear at the rear spine fold, and light edge wear, with tiny chips at the spine ends and corners. A scarce title.

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

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1948–54 - 6 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Minor spotting to a few leaves, an excellent set. With diagrams and tables throughout the text. 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". Cohen A240.4; Woods A123(b). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Crusade in Europe

      Doubleday & Company, New York 1948 - First edition, #527 of 1426 copies, Signed by Eisenhower on the facsimile of the D-Day Order of the Day opposite the colophon page. Illustrated with six colour maps by Rafael Palacios and 38 text maps, also includes six photographic illustrations selected by Edward Steichen . 559pp. 1 vols. 4to. Signed by Eisenhower. Brown buckram, t.e.g., rest of edges uncut, map endpapers. Fine in original glassine and printed slipcase (very slightly worn) Illustrated with six colour maps by Rafael Palacios and 38 text maps, also includes six photographic illustrations selected by Edward Steichen . 559pp. 1 vols. 4to First edition, #527 of 1426 copies, Signed by Eisenhower on the facsimile of the D-Day Order of the Day opposite the colophon page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        MORGAN IL CORSARO 01-48

      CASA EDITRICE A.R.C. 1948-49 - Collana Corsari e Pirati MORGAN IL CORSARO nn. 1-48 Serie Completa spillato 27,5 x 21,5 cm b/n Stato di conservazione: BUONO/OTTIMO! Strappetti e piccole mancanze nel n. 1 (rinforzate con nastro adesivo). Gli altri numeri sono in ottimo stato e presentano solo qualche macchia e bruniture. Sceneggiatura di Gian Giacomo Dalmasso. 27,5x21,5, S., b/n

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        Intruder in the Dust

      Random House, New York 1948 - First edition, stated first printing; review copy with publisher's slip dated September 27, 1948; dj not price clipped ($3.00); very bright appealing dj with very slight nicks at top of spine; black cloth with bright gold and blue lettering; bump to lower right cover Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jeff Milton; A Good Man with a Gun

      Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1948. 8vo (10-1/4" x 6-3/4"). (xiii) [2,map], 430pp. Red cloth, top edge dark, gilt to spine. Unclipped DJ in Mylar with chips/creasing to head of spine, wear to corners and fading to spine. Pasted onto the front free endpaper is a signed note (and probable photograph of Smith) from Jefferson Davis Milton to Spike Smith: "My Dear Spike Smith-it has afforded me much pleasure to know and travel the Sandy Desert of the (Pima,? possibly Baboquivari area) mountains with the above warrior Spike Smith. Jeff D. Milton Dec. 6th 1930 Fairbank Arizona". In the margin Smith wrote "This was quite an experience & I am the only one left. I'll be going soon. Spike Jan 1993". Inscribed by Mrs. Milton on the following page is "Inscribed for Spike Smith, Jeff's companion on a desert trip, and to Mrs. Smith, Cordially Yours, Mildred Taitt Milton.". On the half-title page Smith has written his impression of Milton, ending with "I hope to die in the same altitude". Laid in with other ephemera (newspaper clippings, menu, playbill) are seven typewritten pages written by Smith in the 1930's with multiple anecdotes of the life of Jeff Milton: "almost a lone survivor of America's last frontier", "drafted into the Texas Rangers at nineteen", "Care to go for your gun?", "Send two coffins and a doctor-Jeff", " Knowing that to turn then would merely result in getting a bullet in the back, he calmly rode into camp", "the record shows twenty-seven bad men have fallen by his guns. The legend has it that not one of these were shot without an even chance to draw". Second state of first printing with corrected Greenaway on p.421. Howes H-38. Very good + / very good.

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