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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Cornelius Muhilly Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store]
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        Who goes there?: Seven tales of science fiction

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. Very Good, in a Good dust jacket with the price of $3.00 intact, though crossed out with red pencil. Light stain to base of spine and bottom corners of boards. A few markings to front free end paper. The dust jacket shows toning to the spine, rubbing along the folds, and edge wear with chipping to the spine ends and top edge of the front panel. The dust jacket features the striking Hannes Bok illustration. Adapted four times as a motion picture.

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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. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles gilt to spines, raised bands, single ruled gilt panel to compartments with rampant lion device gilt to the first, fifth and sixth, single rule to boards, autograph block to front boards, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. The occasional minor blemish otherwise an excellent set in a fine binding. With diagrams and tables throughout the text. First editions, first impressions of the single most important historical account of the Second World War. Signed and dated 1951 by Winston S. Churchill to the half-title of volume IV. Max Beloff observed that 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 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." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Judaica

      May 1, 1948. Broadside, by the "Herut" movement, in Hebrew, May 1948, one page, 13.75" X 19.5", in memory of four martyr warriors executed by the British April 16, 1947. Pictured right to left: Eliezer Kashani, Dov Gruner, Yechiel Drezner, and Mordechai Alkachi. Fine condition with light soiling and folds. Dov Gruner, born in Hungary in 1921, immigrated illegally to Eretz Israel in 1940 and was sent to the Athlit detention camp. Upon his release, he joined Betar and Etzel and then volunteered for the British Army in 1941; he was sent to Africa and Europe. Following his demobilization, Gruner returned to the ranks of Etzel and on April 23, 1946, participated in an attack on the Ramat Gan police station with the intention of capturing arms. Seriously wounded, he was taken prisoner by the British and tried. Although Gruner claimed that the British had no jurisdiction over him, he was sentenced to die. Etzel then kidnapped a British major and a judge, holding them hostages. Later the hostages were released and Dov's execution postponed. Three other youngsters - Eliezer Kashani, Mordechai Alkachi, and Yechiel Drezner - were in captivity with Gruner. Kashani, born in 1923 in Petah Tikvah, was suspected by the British of being a member of Etzel and exiled to a detention camp in Kenya and was caught on the infamous "Night of the Floggings" on December 29, 1946. Incidentally, this was an operation mounted by Etzel in retaliation for the punishment meted out to some of its members by the British. Kashani was sentenced to death, as was his co-prisoner Alkachi, born in Petah Tikvah in 1925. Alkachi, who also belonged to Etzel, participated in a series of attacks on British troops and on army weapon stores, including that on the police fortress at Qalqiliya. Captured on the "Night of the Floggings" Alkachi , too, received the death sentence. The third of Dov Gruner's comrades was Yechiel Drezner, who immigrated to Eretz Israel as a child around 1926. A member of Betar, he threw in his lot with Etzel after the arrest of his brother Zvi, who was exiled to Kenya. Drezner was captured at the same time and sentenced to death. All four - Dov Gruner, Eliezer Kashani, Mordechai Alkachi, and Yechiel Drezner - refused to admit the competence of the British court. All four, despite Etzel's efforts to release them, were secretly transferred from Jerusalem to Akko (Acre) jail; all four were hanged in Akko on April 16, 1947, and were buried in Safed. In reprisal, the Irgun planned a daring raid on the Jail on May 4, 1947. Dov Cohen, in a British Captain's uniform, with two other Irgun members also dressed in British uniforms, lead the attack in a jeep filled with arms. As he approached Acre parts of the convoy shot off into different directions, and on different roads because Acre was not only a totally Arab town, but also a town surrounded by British Military camps. Diversionary attacks were launched at the Military camps, and mines were planted on various roads. A small quantity of explosives had been smuggled in to the prisoners of the Acre Jail. There was enough to blow up, from within the heavy iron bars separating the prisoners from the attackers by way of the Bath House. When the attackers reached the Bath House from the outside wall a bridge was made into the Acre Jail. British reinforcements were rushed in from the many camps surrounding Acre, but none would reach their destination. At each turn land mines and hand grenades impeded their progress. Unfortunately, some British soldiers had gone bathing South of Acre and upon hearing the commotion, returned in time to do some damage. Additionally, one of the Irgun-Held Towers did not hear the recall signal and did not board their truck on time. Some injuries were sustained, and five Irgun raiders were captured. Other than that, the raid was incredibly successful, and was one of the boldest strokes performed by the Irgun. The story of the Irgun attack on the Acre Jail is portrayed in the film "Exodus."

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        The Loved One: An Ango-American Tragedy

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. First edition. Number 197 of 250 copies in the large paper edition, signed by Waugh and the illustrator on preliminary colophon page. 144 p. Green cloth with gilt stamping on spine. Near Fine. Light sunning to spine and faint bubble in front board. A novella by the acclaimed British author satirizing his countrymen abroad and Hollywood that was a surprise hit in the U.S.

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        ROADS [SIGNED BY VIRGIL FINLAY]

      Arkham House, Sauk City, WI 1948 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA]
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        Europe [poster].

      Paris: Air France, 1948.(). Color lithograph. Poster. 100 x 62 cm. Printed by Alepee. Framed in wood and plexiglas.R/217/P/3-48.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Window Flowers: Symbolical silhouettes for the Chinese New Year.

      Peiping [Beijing]: Lotus Court Publications, 1948 - Quarto. Original green paper-backed boards, red paper silhouette illustration on white paper background to front cover. Slight wear to spine, spine ends slightly worn and bumped, very slight marking to covers, slight discolouration to endpapers, pages unopened. An excellent copy. With 48 red and 2 black and gold woodcut illustrations of silhouettes. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Bourlinguer

      First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on pure Lafuma wire, head print.Binding in full morocco green, smooth back, golden tail date, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded head, blankets and back preserved, case trimmed with green morocco, green felt inside, paper plates in the bowl, binding signed by Bichon.Rare and beautiful copy pleasantly established. Denoël Paris 1948 12x18,5cm relié sous étui

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        The Second World War.

      London: Cassell and Co., 1948-54. FINELY BOUND FIRST EDITIONS. In six volumes. Octavo (22 x 15 x 27cm), pp.xv, 640; pp.xvii, 684; pp.x, 818; pp.xviii, 917; pp.xviii, 673; pp.xviii, 716. With numerous maps and plans, some folding. Finely bound in recent dark red half morocco over matching cloth with raised bands, gilt titles to blue labels, and gilt decoration to spines. Top edges gilt.Very good indeed. 'This is not history; this is my case.' The author's most famous work continuing on from his earlier history of the First World War, 'The World Crisis'. The two together form, in Churchill's opinion, a comprehensive history of a second Thirty Years War. WOODS, Frederick, 'A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill', A123(b). Langworth 264. See also Cohen.

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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 & Company, 1948-54. First editions of Churchill's World War II masterpiece. Six Volumes, octavo, original black cloth, patterned endpapers. Signed and dated by the author on the half-title page, "Winston Churchill 1959" of volume five. Each are fine in near fine dust jackets. A very sharp set. "Winston Churchill himself affirmed that ‘this is not history: this is my case" (Holmes, 285). Churchill was re-elected to the post of Prime Minister in 1951. "The Second World War is a great work of literature, combining narrative, historical imagination and moral precept in a form that bears comparison with that of the original master chronicler, Thucydides. It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature" (Keegan). 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.

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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 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. An excellent set in the unusually bright jackets. 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 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 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."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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 full, jacketed, 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. This set is of particular note for excellent shelf appearance. 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. This set is an exception, comprised of near fine first edition, first printing volumes in near fine dust jackets. The jackets are exceptional examples. All six are unclipped, retaining the original publisher's prices on the lower front flaps. All six jackets retain exceptional shelf presentation, with no evidence of the typical spine toning and bright red subtitles. The only loss we note is fractional chips to the Volume I & II spine extremities. The dust jackets are protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. The volumes beneath are likewise exceptionally clean. The black cloth bindings are immaculate with vivid spine gilt, the contents quite unusually bright with no spotting. The red stained top edges all retain strong color. What prevents our grading the volumes as truly fine – and pricing the set accordingly – is a slightly shaken Volume I binding with a cosmetic split at the title page gutter, narrowly exposing the fully intact and firmly attached mull beneath. The sole previous ownership mark we find in the set is a single inked initial and last name to the upper Volume I front free endpaper. 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.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Climatographic Atlas of Japan

      Industrial Meteorological Association 1948 - 42 maps printed in color. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far Eastern Booksellers / Kyokuto Shoten]
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        LA ORESTEA, AGAMENNONE, COEFORE, EUMENIDI

      FIRENZE: SANSONI, 1948. BROSSURA. BUONO. 13 21. BIBLIOTECA SANSONIANA TEATRALE USATO

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        Proceedings of a Symposium on Large-scale Digital Calculating Machinery.

      Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press,, 1948. Jointly Sponsored by The Navy Department Bureau of Ordnance and Harvard University at The Computation Laboratory 7-10 January 1947. Quarto. Original navy cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Photographic frontispiece, numerous photographs and figures to the text. Ownership signature of Raymond John Seeger to front free endpaper. Extremities slightly rubbed, spine faded, rear board a little marked, contents evenly browned, overall a bright and very good copy. First edition, first printing, of volume 16 of The Annals of the Computational Laboratory of Harvard University, owned by one of the conference contributors. It was the first of two symposia organised by the head of Harvard's Computation Laboratory, Howard Aiken, and was at the time the world's largest computing conference, with over 300 delegates in attendance (a smaller conference with around 85 delegates was held at MIT in 1945). Discussion focused on the practical application of new computing technology to a variety of fields such as economics, physics, aeronautics, and physiology. Several leading contemporary academics, including Alan Turing, were in attendance, and Aiken was at that time considered to be "the leading champion in the US of electromechanical program-controlled computation" (Sommaruga & Strahm, p. 71). This copy belonged to American theoretical physicist Seeger, who was the chief of the Mechanical Division at the Bureau of Ordnance from 1942 to 1946. He recommended acquisition by the Navy of one of the first computers to be used for experimental mathematics and fluid mechanics. His paper, "On Computational Techniques for Certain Problems in Fluid Dynamics", was delivered as part of the fifth session on 9 January 1947.

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        The Second World War, full set of six U S first editions

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a full, six-volume, jacketed set of first editions of The Second World War, Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. This U.S. first edition is not only scarcer today than its British counterpart, but is also the true first edition; the first U.S. volume, The Gathering Storm, was published in June 1948, while the British first edition was not published until October 1948. The sixth and final U.S. first edition volume, Triumph and Tragedy, was published during Churchill's second and final Premiership in November 1953. A Book-of-the-Month Club (BOMC) edition was published virtually simultaneously with the U.S. first edition and is quite similar in appearance (often causing confusion for disappointed collectors who think they are buying first editions). Note these are not the common BOMC look-alikes, but correct first trade editions in all respects: the dust jackets are unclipped and bear the correct, first printing $6.00 price. All top edges are stained dark yellow-orange. All volumes bear the distinctive red and yellow head and foot bands. Title and copyright pages bear correct first printing indications. There are no BOMC indentations on the rear covers. This set features very good or better volumes in jackets ranging from good plus to very good. Spine presentation of the dust jackets is good, with only minor loss to the Volume I & II spine heads. What prevents our grading (and pricing) this set higher is dulling of the vivid red, yellow, and orange hues on the spines of the Volume II-VI dust jackets. Notably, the Volume I jacket spine remains bright. All six dust jackets are protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. All six red cloth bindings remain tight and clean with sharp corners and bright gilt. There is minor, uniform concavity at the spine heads across the set from the weight of the text blocks on the shelf over long years. The contents of all six volumes are notably clean. We find no spotting or previous ownership marks. Even the page edges remain clean and the yellow-orange topstain remains strong and consistent across the set. 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. The six-volume epic has been called "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today.” Please note that this large set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.1(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(aa), Langworth p.258.

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        The Unerring Instinct

      New York: American Brotherhood The National Conference of Christians and Jews, No Date [1948]. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 4to. Simple printed 12 pp typescript. Little known publication of this one act play by Wilder. A very good copy in tall stapled wrappers. Among the scarcer of Wilder's output. OCLC locates just one copy at Yale who dates this circa 1948.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        The Second World War, full set of six British first editions

      Cassell and Company, Ltd., London 1948 - This is a full, jacketed, 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. This set is of particular note for excellent shelf appearance. 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. This set is an exception, comprised of near fine first edition, first printing volumes in near fine dust jackets. The jackets are exceptional examples. All six are unclipped, retaining the original publisher’s prices on the lower front flaps. All six jackets retain exceptional shelf presentation, with no evidence of the typical spine toning and bright red subtitles. The only loss we note is fractional chips to the Volume I & II spine extremities. The dust jackets are protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. The volumes beneath are likewise exceptionally clean. The black cloth bindings are immaculate with vivid spine gilt, the contents quite unusually bright with no spotting. The red stained top edges all retain strong color. What prevents our grading the volumes as truly fine – and pricing the set accordingly – is a slightly shaken Volume I binding with a cosmetic split at the title page gutter, narrowly exposing the fully intact and firmly attached mull beneath. The sole previous ownership mark we find in the set is a single inked initial and last name to the upper Volume I front free endpaper. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA]
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        Bourlinguer

      Denoël 1948 - - Denoël, Paris 1948, 12x18,5cm, relié sous étui. - Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil Lafuma, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein maroquin vert, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, étui bordé de maroquin vert, intérieur de feutrine verte, plats de papier à la cuve, reliure signée de Bichon. Rare et bel exemplaire agréablement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on pure Lafuma wire, head print. Binding in full morocco green, smooth back, golden tail date, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded head, blankets and back preserved, case trimmed with green morocco, green felt inside, paper plates in the bowl, binding signed by Bichon. Rare and beautiful copy pleasantly established. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Décors Ephémères, Paris, 1909-1948. Les Expositions Jeux d'Eau et de Lumière.

      Paris, 1948.(). 4to. Original wraps. Library markings throughout. Son et Lumière and architecture for salons and exhibitions of automobiles, airplanes and design. Fine gravure reproductions of the photos of Chevojon and Borremans. Preface Prince Louis Victor de Broglie.

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        Time Was Away

      The First UK printing published by John Lehmann in 1948. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Hint of pushing at the spine ends and the slightest of toning to the text block and outer page edges. Free from inscriptions, erasures and markings. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. A little edge wear at the upper spine tip and a small chip at the rear lower flap fold. Some toning to the spine and the upper flap edges. The wraparound wrapper design looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. Wonderful full page B/W and colour illustrations throughout by John Minton. A highlight of book illustration and increasingly scarce to find in any collectible condition. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        The Second World War.

      London: Cassell and Co., 1948-54.. FINELY BOUND FIRST EDITIONS. In six volumes. Octavo (22 x 15 x 27cm), pp.xv, 640; pp.xvii, 684; pp.x, 818; pp.xviii, 917; pp.xviii, 673; pp.xviii, 716. With numerous maps and plans, some folding. Finely bound in recent dark red half morocco over matching cloth with raised bands, gilt titles to blue labels, and gilt decoration to spines. Top edges gilt. Very good indeed. 'This is not history; this is my case.' The author's most famous work continuing on from his earlier history of the First World War, 'The World Crisis'. The two together form, in Churchill's opinion, a comprehensive history of a second Thirty Years War.

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        Autobiography of Benevenito Cellini

      Doubleday & Co. NY 1948 - Doubleday & CO, NY. 1946. 1st English translation was in 1948 with full red cloth cover with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Ends of pages are age toned. First printing. Hardcover in very good condition. Twenty-five Salvador Dali signed etchings. There are also sixteen wonderful watercolor prints also signed and done by Salvador Dali. 442 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die grössere Hoffnung : Roman.

      Amsterdam : Bermann-Fischer, 1948 - 399 S. Der Roman ist eines der repräsentativen Werke der deutschen Literatur der Nachkriegsjahre, die einzige Antwort von Rang, die unsere Literatur der jüngsten Vergangenheit gegeben hat (W. Jens); - Der autobiographische Roman erzählt die Geschichte von Judenkindern, die während der Kriegszeit der Verfolgung ausgesetzt sind, deren große Hoffnung, nach Amerika auswandern zu können, sich nicht erfüllt, und inmitten von Tod und Zerstörung, der größeren Hoffnung Platz macht - der Hoffnung auf Frieden, Versöhnung, Erneuerung (KLL 1/153); - das Buch enthält im Vorsatz eine persönliche Widmung der Autorin aus dem Jahr 1951; - Vorsatz i. Innenfalz etw. angerissen, Ecken leicht bestoßen; gutes Expl. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 1. - 3. Aufl. (erste Ausgabe des Erstlings). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Au pays de la soif - Miserere 26. [In the land of thrist and terror].

      Paris: Editions de l'Etoile Filante, 1948.(). Intaglio. Chapon/Rouault, 79; Wofsy, 133. Edition of 450. 412 x 582 mm.

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        MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK Relating to her novels A MURDER HAS BEEN ARRANGED [MURDER IS ANNOUNCED]; THEY DO IT WITH MIRRORS and her plays SPIDER'S WEB and MISS PERRY.

      Unpublished. 1948 - 1951. Manuscript notebook, written entirely in the hand of Agatha Christie containing 175 pages of notes relating in depth to the Miss Marple novel “A Murder Is Announced” (here with the working title “A Murder Has Been Arranged”) and the play “Spider's Web”. With further notes relating to the novel “They Do It With Mirrors”, a page regarding the play “Miss Perry”, an alternative plot for “A Pale Horse”, notes for a Mary Westmacott novel, jottings of autobiography, a room sketch to illustrate the layout for a murder and much more. The burgundy cloth notebook is small 4to, and the notes in blue ink, black ink and pencil. Housed in a bespoke quarter morocco solander case. Provenance: Agatha Christie; given by the author to The Friends of the National Libraries (sold Sothebys June 15th 1960; lot 103: £240); acquired by Milton R. Slater (private collection). An extraordinary “lost” notebook belonging to the Queen Of Crime, brimming with ideas and offering an exceptional insight into the unique way that Christie worked; how she developed her characters, planned plots and fleshed out stories. Of the 74 Agatha Christie notebooks known to exist, this recently discovered one is not only the richest in content but is the only one outside of the author's estate. The book was donated by Agatha Christie to be sold to raise money for the The Friends of the National Libraries at a Sotheby's auction in 1960 where it was bought by an American manuscript collector in whose collection it remained until 2017. The original catalogue for the Sothebys auction sale is included. (Curran, John: Agatha Christie's Complete Secret Notebooks. Harper Collins 2016). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Second World War.

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1948–54 - 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. An excellent set in the unusually bright jackets. 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 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 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; Woods A123(b). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Volga naît en Europe

      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. Domat Paris 1948 12x19cm broché

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        Darker Than You Think

      Reading, Penn.: Fantasy Books(1948). 1st edition/1st printing. #81 of 500 limited edition copies SIGNED/INSCRIB ED by author on limitation page: 'To Phillip Lee Best wishes - and 'ware the witches! Jack Williamson' . One of my personal favorites! A wonderful story both of horror/fantasy and of the darkness in all of us. A story you'll never forget. Near fine book in the preferred dark green binding that is straight, clean, very tight and has no handwriting in it other than the author's inscription, with a bit of shelving wear to upper spine end (slight wrinkles to cloth edge at that upper end), in a price intact, crisp and clean dustjacket with a couple of very small chips to upper spine end and 1 tiny, completely closed edge tear upper front panel, with very little of the normal rubbing this uncoated paper dustjacket seems to accumulate. There are also some light handling smudges to the white of the back panel. Lovely copy of a scarce book! ; Signed by Author, 10, 24, NF/VG+, 226871

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        All Hallows Eve

      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.

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        The Clouds, Aigeltinger, Russia, &c.

      [Aurora: New York:] The Wells College Press and The Cummington Press, 1948 - Octavo. Original grey buckram, title label to spine. But for a somewhat tanned spine label, a fine copy. First edition, number 257 of 310 copies only, this a review copy with the slip laid-in. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Südlicher Dorfplatz. Oel auf Malplatte.

      (1948). 1948 - Bildgrösse: 72x45 cm. Unten rechts signiert. In schönem Rahmen der Zeit 68x90 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        De Officiis Liber Primus

      TORINO: G. B. PARAVIA & C., 1948. RISTAMPA. Brossura. BUONO. 14 20,5. Scrittori Latini Commentati USATO

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