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        President Truman discusses his current renovations of the White House as well as his rejected attempts ?to put a new dome on the old Capitol?

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

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Heart of the Matter A Novel

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Damms Antikvariat]
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        Intruder in the Dust

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Heráldica De La Catedral De Barcelona. Prólogo De Agustín Durán y Sanpere.

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

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch. Eine Darstellung des galloromanischen Sprachschatzes. Bände 1-25 und Beiheft und Supplementheft (Bände 22, 24 und 25 unvollständig, jeweils nur einzelne Faszikel vorhanden).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        Intruder in the Dust

      Random House, New York 1948 - Hard cover with unclipped dj. First printing - stated. 8vo. 247pp. Nice clean solid unmarked interior. Vg- fine boards. Good dj with normal shelfwear. Nice addition to any collection. Scarce this clean. Satisfaction guaranteed. 247pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: History Bound LLC]
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        The evolution of the universe. Offprint from Nature. Presentation copy, from von Karman's library

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

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
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        Roads ---a Copy Signed By Seabury Quinn , Illustrated By Virgil Finlay

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Time Will Darken It

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

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        Original uniform with David Ben-Gurion association, worn in the 1948 War of Independence by an officer in Israel's first army, IDF/Zahal

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

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        The Second World War, full set of six British first editions, finely bound, inscribed and dated by the author in Volume I

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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Prayer

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Deux chapeaux de paille d'Italie.

      - Denoël, Paris 1948, in-12 broché. 155 pages. Couverture imprimée, frontispice de Orfeo Tamburi. Edition originale, 1/30 exemplaires sur papier Alfa (N° 7), seul grand papier avec 10 exemplaires hors commerce sur Alfa. Rare et bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie La Rose de Java]
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        The Second World War, full set of six British first editions, finely bound, inscribed and dated by the author in Volume I

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

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        The Second World War - [Complete in 6 volumes]

      London : Cassell (1948-1954), 1948, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st EditionsPrevious owner's inscription. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over contrasting buckram boards. Raised bands with the titles blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - of presentation quality.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; Physical desc.: 6 v. : ill. ; 22 cm. Notes: Includes indexes. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Contents: v. 1. The gathering storm. -- v. 2. Their finest hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The hinge of fate. -- v. 5. Closing the ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and tragedy. Subject: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes.

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        The Pearl: Originial Poster for the Bantam Books Paperback Movie Tie-In Edition

      New York: Bantam Books. 1948. First. Color poster for the first Bantam Books paperback edition issued to coincide with the release of the motion picture starring Pedro Armendariz and Maria Elena Marques. Approximately 22" x 28". About fine. Boldly printed, the poster reproduces the front wrap of the paperback against a background of images of Armendariz and Marques from the film. Very uncommon. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        K Numéro 1&2

      K éditeur 1948 - - K éditeur, Paris 1948, 13,5x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale de ce numéro consacré à Antonin Artaud, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur chiffon du Marais, seuls grands papiers. Textes d'Antonin Artaud, Georges Braque, René Char, Charles Dullin, Jacques Audiberti, Camille Bryen, André Pieyre de Mandiargues, Arthur Adamov. Agréable et rare exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        A Collection of 12 books of photographs by Cartier-Bresson. Included are his earliest works Beautiful Jaipur (1948), The Decisive Moment (1952), The Europeans (1955), and Photographs (1964), The World of Henri Cartier-Bresson (1968), ... (Truncated)

      Jaipur, New York & London. All but the last are first editionsFull Book Title: A Collection of 12 books of photographs by Cartier-Bresson. Included are his earliest works Beautiful Jaipur (1948), The Decisive Moment (1952), The Europeans (1955), and Photographs (1964), The World of Henri Cartier-Bresson (1968), Cartier- Bresson's France (1970), The Face of Asia (1972), About Russia (1974), Aperture's Cartier-Bresson (1976), Henri Cartier-Bresson Photoportraits (1985), Henri Cartier-Bresson in India (1987), and Henri Cartier-Bresson Photographer (1986/1980) Quantity Available: 1. Category: PHOTOGRAPHY; Inventory No: 281002.

      [Bookseller: Louella Kerr Old Fine & Rare Books]
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        WHO GOES THERE? SEVEN TALES OF SCIENCE-FICTION

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. 1948. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket (wraparound illustration by. Hannes Bok) with some light dust soiling, light rubbing to corners. and lower spine end, and tiny closed tear at upper edge of front. panel. (#126429). First edition. One of an undetermined number of subscriber copies signed by Campbell on the front free endpaper. Classic collection of stories first published under Campbell&#39;s pseudonym, Don A. Stuart, in ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION between 1934 and 1938. "These short stories are much better than the author&#39;s novel-length space operas, and constitute a fascinating body of work." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-13. The title story has been filmed twice, the first in 1951 as "The Thing From Another World", one of the classic Science Fiction films of the 1950s, with James Arness in the title role, and the second in 1982 by John Carpenter as "The Thing."

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Dan Viet Nam le peuple Vietnamien. [Vols. 1-3, all published.]

      Vien Dong-Phuong Bac-co Xuat Ban 1948-49, Hanoi - 3 volumes, 4to, text alternately in Vietnamese and French; table of alphabets, 3 maps (2 folding), 2 plates with 15 photographic illustrations on rectos and versos, 7 folding plans including one of the Imperial Palace, large folding table, tables and illustrations in the text, text occasionally in double column; original printed wrappers; some toning of the text, as well as some browning and wear, but generally a good, sound set. An early Vietnamese scientific periodical, emphasizing archaeology, ethnography, philology, and history. It began publication with no. 1 in May, 1948, and ceased with no. 3 in Aug. 1949. Issued under the auspices of École francais d'Extreme-Orient. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        WHO GOES THERE? SEVEN TALES OF SCIENCE-FICTION

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. 1948. Octavo,. cloth.. A near fine copy in very good dust jacket (wraparound illustration by. Hannes Bok) with some mild rubbing at edges, small v-chip from upper. spine end which extends on the left to the top of the &#39;W&#39; in "WHO,". and some age tanning to spine panel. (#127844). First edition. One of an undetermined number of subscriber copies signed on the front free endpaper by Campbell. Classic collection of stories first published under Campbell&#39;s pseudonym, Don A. Stuart, in ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION between 1934 and 1938. "These short stories are much better than the author&#39;s novel-length space operas, and constitute a fascinating body of work." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-13. The title story has been filmed twice, the first in 1951 as "The Thing From Another World", one of the classic Science Fiction films of the 1950s (with James Arness in the title role), and by John Carpenter in 1982 as "The Thing."

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        "Dan Viet Nam le peuple Vietnamien. [Vols. 1-3, all published.]"

      Hanoi: Vien Dong-Phuong Bac-co Xuat Ban. 1948-49. "3 volumes, 4to, text alternately in Vietnamese and French; table of alphabets, 3 maps (2 folding), 2 plates with 15 photographic illustrations on rectos and versos, 7 folding plans including one of the Imperial Palace, large folding table, tables and illustrations in the text, text occasionally in double column; original printed wrappers; some toning of the text, as well as some browning and wear, but generally a good, sound set. An early Vietnamese scientific periodical, emphasizing archaeology, ethnography, philology, and history. It began publication with no. 1 in May, 1948, and ceased with no. 3 in Aug. 1949. Issued under the auspices of École francais d&#39;Extreme-Orient."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books ]
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        Dance of the Apprentices.

      Glasgow, William Maclellan, 1948 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Boards a little faded in a lightly toned and edgeworn dust jacket, an excellent copy. With illustrations by Harry Keir. First edition, first impression, of this social-realist classic. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper "February 26th 1953. To Monsieur Maurice Chevalier A great and a human artist with respect and affection Edward Gaitens." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        WHO GOES THERE? SEVEN TALES OF SCIENCE-FICTION

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. 1948. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket (wraparound illustration by. Hannes Bok) with light rubbing to corners and spine ends, small v-. chip to lower edge of the spine panel at front spine fold, closed. tear to rear panel, and internal tape mends to spine ends and tear to. rear panel. (#127043). First edition. One of an undetermined number of subscriber copies signed on the front free end paper. Classic collection of stories first published under Campbell&#39;s pseudonym, Don A. Stuart, in ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION between 1934 and 1938. "These short stories are much better than the author&#39;s novel-length space operas, and constitute a fascinating body of work." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-13. The title story has been filmed twice, the first in 1951 as "The Thing From Another World", one of the classic Science Fiction films of the 1950s (with James Arness in the title role), and by John Carpenter in 1982 as "The Thing."

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        PECES DE LOS LITORALES IBÉRICO Y MARROQUÍ Y SU PESCA DEPORTIVA

      Sucesores de Rivadeneyra., Madrid. 1948 - Folio. 613 pp., 13 mapas pequeños desplegables, fotos. Excelente estado interior con el lomo levemente ro;LA GESTIÓN DEL CONTRA REEMBOLSO SON 7 EUROS

      [Bookseller: Palabras & Cosas]
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        The Home Place

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1948. 8vo. 177 pp. Very good, Reddish Brown Cloth, Dust Jacket with sun-fading, creases, tears, rubbing, & edge wear; spine slanting; shelf wear. Photographs by the author throughout. Dated tag indicating that this book was an "Editorial Copy.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        The Iron Curtain *SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR*

      New York: E.P. Dutton. Hardcover. 280 pages. Inscribed upon front free endpaper to Roman Fast and signed by Igor Gouzenko in June of 1949. Gouzenko was the Soviet embassy cipher clerk whose defection in 1945 marked the beginning of the Cold War. His revelations resulted in major investigations and dozens of arrests. Above-average wear to red boards. Binding intact. Unmarked. What appears to be a clipping from the dust jacket of a Second Printing copy is neatly affixed at half-title page. Said clipping provides major contemporary media reviews of this work. A treasure for your Espionage or Cold War collection. . Fair. 1948. Third Printing.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Portrait of Marlon Brando, as Stanley Kowalski in 'Streetcar Named Desire"

      New York, decmber 27, 1948 - Van Vechten's Stanley Kowalski as immortalized by Brando, portrayed here in his slacks and sweater, glancing over his shoulder, with Blanche Dubois' gown (from the rape scene) draped over his arm (BRANDO, MARLON) 10.25 x 14.5 inches. Gelatin silver print, three quarter length. Fine. With atelier stamp on rear and Van Vechten's pencilled notes identifying the subject ("Marlon Brando / 'Streetcar Named Desire'"), the date, and number of print ("xv FF 8")

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Young Lions

      New York: Random House. (1948). First. First edition. Modest wear, very good in very good dustwrapper with some shallow chips. Inscribed by the author. The exceptionally thin jacket is almost always found well-worn. This is a nice copy of a novel that is increasingly accepted as one of the major fictional works of the Second World War. Basis for the 1958 film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and Dean Martin. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Locusts Have No King

      Scribners, New York 1948 - The first American ediiton of this novel ( with requisite ' A ' to the copyright page. ) This was amongst four inscribed titles acquired from the west coast, all four inscribed with love, and one of them - quite oddly - inscribed with love to Mother. The titles range from 1942 through 1954, recipient obviously a very close and long time friend of Powell. Biographical sources reviewed offer no clues as to who Mother migth have been. This partcular copy inscribed ' Love, Dawn ' A very good copy of the book with a touch of rubbing to the edges and spine ends. Dust jacket very good with chipping to spine ends. Chipping along upper edge of rear panel with a fingernail sized chip abutting the spine. To the lower edge ther is a slighlty larger triangular chip. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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        The City and the Pilllar

      New York: E.P. Dutton, 1948. First edition of this landmark novel. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Gore Vidal on the title page. Fine in a bright dust jacket with a few small chips but does not show the fading to the spine panel. Stylistically influenced by Hemingway, this work, "is distinguished by its honesty and lack of self-pity; the central figure is unexceptional in every respect but his sexual choices" (Stringer, 690). "One of the best novels of its kind. . . . It isn&#39;t sentimental, and it is frank without trying to be sensational and shocking" (Christopher Isherwood).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Beyond This Horizon

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        WHO GOES THERE?

      Shasta Publishers, Chicago, IL 1948 - Boldly signed by Campbell on the title page. A collection of seven stories. The title story was the basis for the classic original filming of the science fiction movie, The Thing. "A fascinating body of work." Barron, Anatomy of Wonder 1995, 2-13. Bound in original blue cloth with lettering on spine in gilt. Two tiny spots of lighter blue on front cover, else fine in near fine first state dust jacket with toning to spine panel and edges, a tiny chip to rear flap fold, tiny 1/4 inch tape mend to rear, and light wear at head of spine panel. Wonderful Hannes Bok illustrations on the jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        WHO GOES THERE? SEVEN TALES OF SCIENCE-FICTION.

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948 - Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of an undetermined number of subscriber copies signed on the front free end paper. Classic collection of stories first published under Campbell's pseudonym, Don A. Stuart, in ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION between 1934 and 1938. "These short stories are much better than the author's novel-length space operas, and constitute a fascinating body of work." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-13. The title story has been filmed twice, the first in 1951 as "The Thing From Another World", one of the classic Science Fiction films of the 1950s (with James Arness in the title role), and by John Carpenter in 1982 as "The Thing." A fine copy in a very good dust jacket (wraparound illustration by Hannes Bok) with light rubbing to corners and spine ends, small v-chip to lower edge of the spine panel at front spine fold, closed tear to rear panel, and internal tape mends to spine ends and tear to rear panel. (#127043) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Loin du sourire - Miserere 51. [Far from thesmile of the angel of Reims]

      Paris: Editions de l&#39;Etoile filante, 1948. . Intaglio. Chapon/Rouault, 104; Wofsy, 158. Edition of 450. 513 x 386 mm.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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