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        Proof Plays

      - Proofs for three plays as part of a collected edition: 'Geneva' (stamped "First Proof"), 'Cymbeline Refinished' (stamped "First Proof"), and 'In Good King Charles's Golden Days' (stamped "First Proof") WITH Autographed postcard. Date stamped by R. & R. Clark on 26 May 1948 WITH 10th April 1929. The plays are unbound in six gatherings amounting to eighty-four pages, Folio WITH Postcard measuring 115x88 mms. Three plays inscribed by Shaw in red ink at the head: 'Cymbeline should come before Geneva in order of date Cym 1937-XLVI and Geneva 1938-XLVII', with dates inserted, various grammatical corrections and several responses made by Shaw to reader's queries.All plays are stamped "First Proof", printed in double columns and paginated as follows:'Geneva' - pps. 1285-1329; dated in ink in Shaw's hand 1938.'Cymbeline Refinished' - pps. 1330-1334; dated in ink in Shaw's hand 1937.'In Good King Charles's Golden Days' - pps. 1334-1367; dated in ink in Shaw's hand 1939.WITHAn autographed postcard in which Shaw points out a mistake in the preface to 'Getting Married' and states 'It has taken 20 years to discover this glaring error. I wonder do people really read my prefaces!' [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Classic Bindings ABA ILAB]
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        ACTFIVE AND OTHER POEMS. Signed

      Random House, New York 1948 - New York: Random House, 1948. 1st Edition. First Edition. Inscribed Presentation by MacLeish on the ffe. "Dear Ted: The manuscript was near unfit to send you (you know how mss are) and the proof was too full of red crayon and now the book is here. I send you the print copy with trepidation and appreciation. Archie. July 19, 1948." TLS signed by MacLeish and accompanying envelope addressed from MacLeish's Uphill Farm and ALS to MacLeish from recipient "Theodore Spencer, North Hatley, Quebec.laid - in. 8vo. 63 pp. Near fine in publisher's original 1/4 navy blue cloth and patterned boards. Paper clip mark on rfe. and facing page. In a still very bright dustwrapper showing a bit of soiling & spotting and one closed tear on the back panel, paper clip stain on rear inner flap and wear to the heel and crown of the spine. Interesting copy. Theodore Spencer, [1902-1949] was an American poet & academic. He graduated from Princeton University in 1923, & a Ph.D from Harvard University in 1928. He then taught there, from 1927 to 1949. He was appointed lecturer in English literature at Cambridge University, England, in 1939. In 1942, Spencer gave the Lowell lectures on Shakespeare, published as Shakespeare and the Nature of Man, his most important work. Spencer also published essays, short stories, and poetry. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Problemist: Proceedings of the British Chess Problem Society

      Sutton Coldfield: British Chess Problem Society, 1948-53 [298]-612 pages with diagrams, illustrations, plates and tables. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 7 1/4") issued original green cloth with gilt lettering. Volume 4, numbers 1 thru 36 (Betts: 42-5) 1st edition.The Problemist started with volume 1 January 1926 and published bi-monthly. It originally had the subtitle Proceedings of the British Chess Problem Society but the words Proceedings of were dropped in January 1985. The foreword to the first issued, written by the editor T R Dawson, begins: "This little journal, bring Happy New Year Greetings to every member of the BCPS, will be to most of you a surprise calling for explanation. It origin lies in the desire to have a medium in which the Society, as a collection of units and as a unity, may give expression to its thought and life. Following a suggestion from Mr F. F. L. Alexander, at the last annual general meeting, I obtained quotations for printing this periodical which enabled me to formulate a practical scheme for its continuance within the limits of our income. The scheme was unanimously adopted at a special meeting on Nov. 27th last, with Mr B. G. Laws in the chair and I accepted the meeting's invitation to edit these pages. Our title is a happy suggestion from Mr C. D. Locock." T. R. Dawson continued as editor of The Problemist until May 1931 when he resigned to devote more time to The Problemist Fairy Chess Supplement which he had begun in August 1930 (in 1936 it was renamed The Fairy Chess Review). The post of editor of The Problemist was taken on by C. S. Kipping who held the position until his death in 1963. Subsequent editors have been John Ling, Colin Vaughan from March 1972, Paul Valois from May 1985 and John Rice from March 1999. All these general editors have been assisted by a team of section editors devoted to specific topics. The Problemist continues to be devoted essentially to orthodox chess problems, including regular columns on endgames, selfmates and helpmates using the orthodox chess pieces. A fairy chess column was reintroduced by A. S. M. Dickins in march 1968. In January 1997, as a result of modern computer production methods, the page-size of the magazine was reduced from the traditional quarto size to A5, though with more pages. Although the magazine is published by the British Chess Problem Society, membership of the Society is open to people throughout the world, and this is reflected in the names of the contributors of problem compositions and articles.Condition:Some occasional marginalia else a very good to fine copy issued without jacket.

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        ANTEPROYECTO DEL PLAN DE ORDENACION ECONOMICO-SOCIAL DE LA PROVINCIA DE SANTANDER 1948

      Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Santander 1948 - 342pp+ planos plegados 25x34 Tela Dedicatoria autografa del Gobernador Civil; Problema de mejora de la produccion; Mejora de la riqueza urbana; De los medios de transporte y comunicación; Mejoras sanitarias; Obras sociales; Varios. Numerosas fotos, planos, tablas, etc.

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        New Jersey Equity Reports. vols. 1 to 142. (1830-1948).

      1948 - New Jersey Equity Reports. Newark, N.J.: Soney & Sage. Vols. 1 to 142. 1830 to 1948. Tan cloth with red and black labels. Ex-private law firm library with stamps. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        SLAVES OF SLEEP

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. 1948. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in an about fine dust jacket (designed by Hannes Bok). with mild age-darkening to spine and some mild dust soiling. A very. attractive copy. (#133812). First edition. One of an undetermined number of subscriber's copies signed by Hubbard on front free endpaper. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-184. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 868. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 55. In 333.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Le promeneur accompagné.

      - En feuilles sous emboitage, 29X23 cm, 133 pages, 1948, gravures sur cuivre et dessins (bois) de Jean Frélaut, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches avec une suite des cuivres en état définitifs (tirage total 251 exemplaires), imprimé dans l'atelier de Daragnès, Textes prétextes. Emboitage et quelques pages avec légères rousseurs, les onze eaux-fortes de la suite (représentant des quartiers ou des monuments de Paris) sont signées par l'artiste au crayon.

      [Bookseller: Latulu]
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        The Resurrection & Other Poems

      Dallas: The Kaleidograph Press, [1948] - Jonathan Henderson Brooks (1905-1945), Baptist minister and poet, was born in Lexington, Mississippi. He attended high school in Missouri and was a graduate of Tougaloo College, where for three years he was employed as assistant to the President. In the last years of his life, Brooks worked in the Post Office in Corinth, Mississippi. Langston Hughes praised this posthumous collection of verse: "Jonathan Henderson Brooks wrote the most beautiful poem I know that came out of World War II in the English language-the poem, 'She Said.' Had he lived, I think he would have been one of our major poets." Laid in is a fair holograph sonnet entitled "Cairo. At the Mason-Dixon line." 8vo. 55 pp. Black cloth. Fine in somewhat chipped dust jacket with portrait of author on back. Uncommon [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Cien años de Ferrocarril en España. 4 Volúmenes. Edicion Conmemorativa del Primer Centenario del Ferrocarril en España

      Magisterio Español Fournier, Madrid Vitoria 1948 - holandesa bien conservada con nervios y hierros dorados 15 láminas a color de Sainz de Tejada, multitud de ilustraciones, fotografías y facsímiles a toda página. Numerado 385 de 1500. 1883 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        The Postwar Speeches, a full set of jacketed first editions: The Sinews of Peace, Europe Unite, In the Balance, Stemming the Tide, and The Unwritten Alliance

      Cassell and Company Ltd., London 1948 - Here is a quite respectable full, jacketed British first edition set of all five of Churchill's post-WWII speech volumes. These volumes span the period from Demobilization in late 1945, when Churchill was Leader of the Opposition, through his second Premiership (1951-1955), into a time when Churchill passes "into a living national memorial" of the time he has lived and the Nation, Empire, and free world he has served. The events encompassed by these years are in many ways no less dramatic than those of the war years - the unraveling of the British Empire, the post-war recovery, the onset of the Cold War, Soviet acquisition of the atomic bomb, development of the hydrogen bomb, and the beginning of the space age (to name a few). These postwar speech volumes are much more scarce than Churchill's War Speeches volumes; all five of these books had only a single printing each. Moreover, collectors should note that the fifth and final volume, The Unwritten Alliance, is the last of Churchill's books published in his lifetime and was issued only in Britain, with no U.S. edition. All five volumes offered here are very good plus or better in very good or better dust jackets. All five cloth bindings are clean, tight, and square with minimal wear. The contents of all five volumes are uniformly clean and tight. No internal spotting. No previous ownership marks. A trivial hint of spotting is confined to the text block edges of Europe Unite and there is some dust soiling to the Sinews of Peace top edge. All five dust jackets are bright and clean with only modest wear and imperfections. The first four dust jackets are unclipped, still bearing the original front flap prices. The Unwritten Alliance is neatly price-clipped, but compensates with superb shelf appearance, no losses, and virtually none of the wear and orange streaks endemic to this edition. Please note that Stemming the Tide has the more desirable first state dust jacket. Stemming the Tide has a 1.25 inch closed tear to the upper front face that nearly disappears beneath the dust jacket protector, as well as chipping to a depth of .25 inch at the spine head. In the Balance also shows some minor chipping to the spine head. The dust jackets for Europe Unite and The Sinews of Peace show only light wrinkling at the spine heads, as well as a bit of wear along The Sinews of Peace front hinge. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A241.1, A246.1, A255.1, A264.1, A273; Woods/ICS A124(a), A128(a), A130(a), A137(a), A142; Langworth pages 184, 296, 301, 309, 338. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector, IOBA]
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        Het Achterhuis (The Diary of a Young Girl)

      Uitgeverij Contact 1948 - Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Contact, 1948. First Edition, Third Printing with statement in Dutch of "Derde Druk", which translates into Third Printing. Lacking dust jacket. Good+ condition. Clean, with no marking. Age toned pages. Front and rear hinge starting. Exterior shows sunning to spine. Slant to spine, split along rear hinge of spine. Light rubbing and wear. A nice overall copy, of a very early printing in the original Dutch. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Proletarian Laughter

      The Alicat Bookshop Press, Yonlers, NY 1948 - 38 pages. First edition, first priting. Alicat Chapbooks No. XII. One of 1000 copies. Willeford's first book of prose and poetry describing his World War II experiences as a tank commander. Signed by Willeford on the first sheet. Fine book in wrappers with only very slight acidic paper browning. A beautiful copy! [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fireproof Books]
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        IF THIS BE TREASON

      Siena: Self-published, 1948. First edition, limited to (aproximately) 300 numbered copies. This copy unnumbered. (Purportedly, few copies were numbered.) Printed for Olga Rudge by Tip. Nuova in January, 1948. 8vo. Stapled wraps. Beginng toning on spine and rear wrap and text pages. Near Fine condition.The image is of the actual book described and not a stock photo.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        The Stream That Stood Still

      JONATHAN CAPE, London 1948 - ** HAND-SIGNED BY BEVERLEY NICHOLS ** - to the title page. Stated On Copyright Page: FIRST PUBLISHED 1948. [no other dates/printings are mentioned] - The Original Dustjacket accompanies this book. Retains price of 8s. 6d. net to the inner front prelim. Few small closed edge tears. Browning to extremities and spine. Few small chips top of spine. The beautiful original dustjacket accompanies this amazing book by Beverley Nichols. Retains price to inner prelim. The colour illustration to the front panel retains vibrancy. Few very small fox spots with a couple of closed edge tears. Chipping to spine, top, middle and bottom which have now been repaired to the rear in colour like paper. Spine has darkened in comparison to the rest of the dustjacket. Overall, a fairly nice condition for such a rare dustjacket. It is now housed in a removable plastic archival sleeve, for future protection. Boards are red cloth with a beautiful silver gilt decoration to the front board in a beautiful, clean condition. The gilt lettering to the spine is also in a very good condition. 218 pages are all present and tightly bound. Beautifully illustrated endpages are slightly browned. The colour frontispiece is a replica of the image to the front panel on the dustjacket, and is in a beautiful condition. The signature of Beverley Nichols is pasted in. I took it from another of Beverley Nichols books. He may not have actually touched this book but he certainly touched the hand-signed piece of paper inside this book. Red topstain is in a good condition. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Richard Kennedy. Few small fox spots at the page edges. A very nice overall condition. ----- POSTAGE OPTIONS: Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. --- If you select 'Priority' as the postal option, you will get the fastest option. [Please have a look at my Shipping Rates and Estimated times for Delivery, so you can make your preferred choice]. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE DOOMSTERS.

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1948 - First Edition of the highly-regarded seventh Lew Archer mystery by Ross Macdonald, considered by critics as one of the 'holy trinity of American crime writers' with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. 8vo. 251 pp. A just about fine copy in purple and white patterned paper covered boards, black titles to the spine in a bright, fresh better than very good neatly price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper with some light use. Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue Of Crime. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        THE THREE ROADS

      Alfred A. Knopf 1948 - First edition, Fine condition/ Near Fine dust jacket with closed tears, owners stamp on the rear flyleaf. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Three Roads

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1948 - First Edition. Macdonald's scarce fourth book. This copy is from the Adrian Goldstone collection, with his bookplate. Small bookseller stamps on front pastedown and rear endpaper, tiny initials stamped on lower page edge, otherwise near fine. Dustjacket is very good+, unchipped, with light soiling, a few nicks, and minor rubbing and wear at spine tips and corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fireproof Books]
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        Other Voices, Other Rooms

      Random House, New York 1948 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with minor wear to the edges. This original first issue dustjacket has the price present on the front flap and picture of Capote on back panel. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this true first edition in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Other Voices Other Rooms

      New York: Random House, 1948. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This stated first printing is clean, tight, square with sharp corners and unmarked and unread in an equally fine dust jacket. It was found in its original shipping envelope and has not seen the light of day since it was shipped. It has 231, bright, clear pages bound in tan cloth covered boards with red titles on the spine.

      [Bookseller: mdpinc Books]
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        Other Voices, Other Rooms

      Random House, New York 1948 - FIRST EDITION of Truman Capote's first novel. Published in 1948, when Capote was only 23 years old, "Other Voices almost immeditaely jumped onto the New York Times best-seller list, where it remained for nine weeks. It sold more than 26,000 copies. Although many other novels of 1948, including Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead and Irwin Shaw's The Young Lions, outsold it several times over, no other was so much discussed, or became so controversial. Truman's reputation, which had been building among literary people since "Miriam," exploded in all directions. People who had never walked into a bookstore suddenly knew the name and, most certainly, the face of Truman Capote" (Clarke, Capote). New York: Random House, 1948. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine; dust jacket clean and bright with light toning to spine and a few tiny abrasions. A very attractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        ONE ARM AND OTHER STORIES - Signed, Number 45 of 50 Copies

      (New York, 1948): New Directions SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, number 45 of 50 copies printed on Virgil paper, 210(1)pp., bound in 1/4 white vellum paper over patterned paper covered boards, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. A fine crisp copy in fine paper covered slipcase.. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Roads ---a Copy Signed By Seabury Quinn and Virgil Finlay ( Signed Twice By Finlay )

      Sauk City, WI.: Arkham House, 1948, 1st Arkham House Edition, 1st Printing, 1948. -----------hardcover, The condition of the book is a solid Very Good with just a wee bit of age toning to paper and endpapers. This copy was exposed to smoke from a fire and has resulted in the page edges being darkened. I should mention though that there is no smoke smell. The dustjacket is one of the nicest that I have seen. This dustjacket is prone to rubbing to the black and gold stock. This copy has very minimal rubbing, with the rear white panel being nice and bright. Clearly a mylar protector was on the book at the time of the exposure to the smoke, this is a dandy copy of this classic Santa Claus story, this is one of the truly rare copies as it is signed by Seabury Quinn on the half-title page without inscription, as well this copy is signed and inscribed by Virgil Finlay on the half title page -----and, Finlay has also signed and inscribed the Finaly designed dustjacket, he signed the dustjacket on the front flap at the top near the price (Finlay's inscription is to a past Worldcon chair, and well known bookseller), a truly one of a kind item, anything signed by Quinn is rare, signed copies of the Arkham House edition of Roads is VERY RARE and to be combined with the signature of one of the truly great pulp artists ---- well, this is THEE copy , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good+. Illus. by Virgil Finlay.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        ROADS

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House,. 1948. Octavo, illustrations by Virgil Finlay,. cloth.. A fine copy in very good plus dust jacket with light wear at spine. ends and corner tips and the usual rubbing to black background ink. around the edges of the front panel. (#132306). First trade (and first hardcover) edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Quinn in the year of publication: "To -- / with all good wishes / Seabury Quinn / 12-4-48." Quinn's first book (reprinting what is perhaps his best short story) first published in book form in 1938 as a paperbound Christmas booklet. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-309. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1361. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 53. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-192.

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        George Washington A Biography *6 Volumes*

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY 1948 - (full book description) Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY, 1948. 1st Editions 1st Printings, VG, Hard Covers, No DustJackets. Size=6.5"x9.5", 3446pgs(Index). Volumes 1-6. All are 1st Editions, 1st Printings. Each volume has a small owner name embossment inside front endpaper, small ink date stamp, numbers & city in ink inside rear endpaper, o.w. clean, bright & tight. Volume 6 has 3 small owner name embossments, cover lightly rubbed,has white specks on front cover, o.w. all are clean, bright & tight. Texts in Near Fine condition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Enciclopedia Cattolica.

      Sansoni., Firenze. 1948 - Ente per l'Enciclopedia Cattolica e per il libro cattolico. Dedicata a Pio XII. Opera completa di 12 voll., in 4°, in p. tela ed. Lettere e fregi in oro.sui piatti ed ai d.

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        Manuscript journal of a South African lady, returning after many years in England, including an account of her memories 'of the Cape as a girl'.

      Dated 'Bellaire Private Hotel | Fish Hoek | Cape Province | Jan. 18th. / 48.' 18 January 1948 - 4to, 166 pp. In ruled 'University Exercise Book'. Text clear and complete. On lightly aged paper, tight, in shaky binding with worn boards. The identity of the diarist is unclear. Her husband is named 'Berten', and their are references to 'Minie' (daughter?) and 'Kate' (South African sister-in-law?). A loosely air mail letter may provide a clue to the identity of the diary's author. Dated 30 April 1962, it is written by P. J. Duncan of Newlands to Miss Ruth Ince-Jones (diarist's daughter) of Geneva, Switzerland. Biographical clues are hard to come by: the diarist and her husband were last in the country on a 'wonderful holiday' nine years previously, 'Berten' has a typewriter, and the couple are methodists. Divided into three main sections. The first main section, of 17 pp, sets out, for 'Mrs. Mitchell', 'some of my memories of the Cape as a girl, & thats a long while ago'. Possibly written after the other two main sections, as it would appear to duplicate some of the accounts in them. As throughout the rest of the journal, the memories are universally blissful, but specific details are hard to come by. (For example, 'My next memory is of starlight when I used to feel the stars so near - only to put up my hands to clasp them.') One of her memories is of 'the flower sellers, colored women & an occasional man who brought their flowers to town on Sat. morning were allowed to sell them at the edge of the pavement on the side of Adderly St.' Describes a visit to 'the Zulu Reserve in the Valley of a thousand Hills & saw the Zulus in their natural environment. We went into the subchief Gogodas' Kraal a large round hut & saw his daughters grinding corn in the way they have done for centuries. Gogoda was 65 & was just about to take his 3rd. wife - he had to give 20 head of cattle for her & each one was worth over £10.' The second main section, of 110 pp, is dated at the start from the Bellaire Private Hotel, Fish Hoek, Cape Province, 18 January 1948. Irregularly dated, to at least 2 May. The mood of this and the third section is universally light, contented, and wistful, with descriptions of sightseeing, pleasant pastimes and happy visits to numerous individuals, the whole bringing into focus the privileged life led by the whites of apartheid South Africa. For example, on 15 February, 'B called on Mr. Timberlake, I waited on beach - then on to Dalebrook where I tried to recapture girlish thrills - paddled - could find no shells.' The previous day the diarist writes, in an entry that gives an indication of the volume's tone: 'A week since I wrote this diary. The days are passing so quickly & each has brought its own pleasures. This seems to be a still morning, with beautiful sunshine. Last Sat. B. & J. found Miss Stephen after a long walk & arranged for her to have tea with us when Miriam & Douglas came. We were tired so we went to the Lavender Tearooms & had fruit salad & ice cream. I was fortunate in getting Clydella for Joy. There was a Penguin on the rocks being stroked by a young girl. I bathed in pool and screambled over rocks to see Penguin which had come to this rock - children about 10 & 11 years helped me over the rocks - water was cold. Had rest after lunch & had to hurry for train. Elizabeth gave us pastry for lunch which was very good, pears in jelly icecream peaches - 9.30 train home. S.E blowing wind strong & cold.' Begins 'Well, here we are at last. It seems so long since we left England and it is so difficult to think of rain, the cold & all the shortages & hardships we have left behind. Here the sun is shining - there is a gentle breeze and an abundance of good food.' Entry for 22 January indicates the length of her absence from South Africa: 'Cape Town seemed small to me - did not feel bewildered as I did 12 yrs ago.' Rare and patronising references to non-whites (for example 'Hottentots [.] beautiful with a purple sheen' and 'Zulu huts on sides of hills, ground tilled to fences. Woman does all work & the girls helps [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LAS BOTAS DE SIETE LEGUAS VIAJE A LA ALCARRIA

      - Las botas de siete leguas. Viaje a la Alcarria.- Madrid, Revista de Occidente, 1948; en 4º menor tela, 1h., retrato, 2 hh. 226 pp. 1 hh. 24 láminas. Primera edición.

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        VIAJE A LA ALCARRIA (Fotos de Karl Wlasak).

      Rev. de Occidente, Madrid 1948 - 4ºM, 1 lám. (retr.), 226p, 1h, 49 fots. en láms. Rúst, peq. pérdidas en cubs. Intonso. - Primera edición. 1948

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        Autograph Note Signed ("John Dos Passos") to Alfred Eisenstaedt: "To Alfred Eisenstaedt in memory of a week in the dark green corn of Iowa and Nebraska. All sorts of good wishes"

      Omaha, july 17, 1948. 8vo (8-3/4 x 6-1/4 in.). Leaf from Eisenstaedt's notebook, recto only. Fine

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        BEYOND THIS HORIZON

      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press,. 1948. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with hint of rubbing to tail of spine. panel and front corner tips and touch dust soiling to rear panel. The. trade issue of this book is rarely found inscribed or signed by. Heinlein. A sharp copy. (#106923). First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Heinlein to early SF fan Mrs. Arthur G. Archer on front free endpaper, and additionally signed by Heinlein on the title page. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-506. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 234. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 207-12. In 333.

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        PROVENCE ET COMTAT

      EDITIONS A. RIVOIRE 1948 - RO30081986: 142 + 132 pages. Nombreux dessins en noir et blanc et en couleurs dans le texte et hors texte. Couverture contre pliée. Tranche en-tête rognée. Introduction de Frédéric Mistral Neveu. Illustrations originales de Joseph Belouze. Exemplaire N°288. In-4 Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840.091-XX ème siècle [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Three years after he ordered the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan to end World War II, in preparation for a future war, President Truman approves the recommendation <I>?to accelerate the stockpiling of strategic and critical materials,? </I>including nuclear bombs

      Typed Letter Signed ?Harry S. Truman? as President, one page, 8? x 10.5?. On White House stationery watermarked with the presidential seal. The White House, Washington, July 16, 1948. In the form of a ?Memorandum for the Director, Bureau of the Budget? James E. Webb. Fine condition.In full, ?Attached is a copy of a Recommendation to the President by the National Security Resources Board on steps necessary to accelerate the stockpiling of strategic and critical materials (NSRB-R-11). I have approved this recommendation.?You will note that the recommendation includes a number of steps which should be taken by ?the appropriate government agencies?. In Mr. Hill?s covering letter he suggests that the Bureau of the Budget take the initiative to clarify the responsibilities of the various departments and agencies, and to bring about integration of responsibilities where necessary.?Will you please undertake an investigation of the responsibilities and activities of the va

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        Kinas Tradgardar. China and Gardens of Europe of the Eighteenth Century. DELUXE Swedish Edition. Two LEATHER Volumes. Gardens of China, by Osvald Siren

      Stockholm: Aktiebolaget Svensk Litteratur, 1948-1950 - Small folio, 31.5*25*8.7cm, wt:5.1kg, 850p. Leather spines and corners over marble boards, almost as new except for some slightest traces of use on covers. Top edges gilt. Volume I, published 1948; Volume 2, published 1950. TEXT IN SWEDISH. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le roi pêcheur.

      José Corti 1948 - - José Corti, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché sous étui. - Edition originale, un des 45 exemplaires numérotés sur Marais, tirage de tête. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous une chemise-étui en demi chagrin marine, titre, nom de l'auteur et date au palladium, dos lisse et plats de papier marbré, ensemble signé de T. Boichot. Agréable exemplaire. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Dead Ringer

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc,, 1948. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front board in black. With the dust jacket. Extremities slightly rubbed, light spotting to top edge of text block, endpapers a little toned. An excellent copy in a lightly rubbed and chipped jacket with minor spotting to rear panel. First edition, first printing, of the author&#39;s second Am and Ed Hunter novel.

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        THE DEAD RINGER

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc.,. 1948. Octavo,. boards.. Some rubbing along lower board edges, a very good copy in bright,. fine dust jacket which is slightly taller than the book and a. vertical crease to spine panel along fold, perhaps an advance jacket.. (#126387). First edition. The second Am and Ed Hunter mystery and the author&#39;s second mystery novel.

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        ANNALES DE L'UNIVERSITE DE GRENOBLE, FACULTES DE DROIT, DES SCIENCES ET DES LETTRES, ET DE MEDECINE, 1899-1948

      Université de Grenoble, Allier Père et Fils Imprimeurs 1948 - RO40091320: 56 volumes reliés, et 15 volumes brochés. Illustrés de nombreux dessins, schémas et photos en noir et blanc, dans et hors texte. Certains volumes dans une reliure noir signée (Institut Catholique de Toulouse), avec titres, dates et tomaisons dorés sur les dos. Fragments du tome VIII de l'année 1896. Etiquettes annotées sur les dos des volumes reliés. Tampons et quelques annotations sur certains plats et pages de garde et de titre. 1896: quelques cahiers du tome VIII, n°2. Volumes à couverture rigide (1899-1923): 1899, t. XI, n°3. 1900, t. XII, n°1. 1901, t. XIII, n°2. 1902, t. XIV, n°1. 1903, t. XV, N°1. 1904, t. XVI, n°3. 1905, t. XVII, n° 3. 1906, t. XVIII, n° 1. 1907, t. XIX, n°2. 1908, t. XX, n°2. 1909, t. XXI, n° 2. 1910, t. XII, n°3. 1911, t. XXIII, n° 1. 1912, t. XXIV, n°2. 1913, t. XXV, n°3. 1914, t. XXVI, n°2. 1915, t. XXVII, n°1. 1916, t. XXVIII, n°1. 1917, t. XXIX, n° 1-2. 1918, t. XXX, n°1. 1919, t. XXXI, n°1. 1920, t. XXXII, n°2. 1922, t. XXXIII, n°2. 1923, t. XXXIV, n°2. Section Lettres-Droit, à couverture rigide: 1928, t. V, n°2-3. 1929, t. VI, n°1, n°2, n°3. à reliure noire: 1930, t. 7. 1931, t. 8. 1932, t. 9. 1937, t. 14. 1938, t. 15. 1939, t. 16. 1940, t. 17. 1942, t. 18. 1943, t. 19. 1944, t. 20. 1945, t. 21. 1946, t. 22 + t. 22. brochés: 1933, t. X, n°1-2, n°3. 1934, t. XI, n°1-3. 1935, t. XII, n°1-3. 1931, t. XIII. Section Sciences-Médecine, à couverture rigide: 1924, t. I, n°1, n°2, n°3. 1925, t. II, n°2. à reliure noire: 1937, t. 14. 1938, t. 15. 1939, t. 16. 1940, t. 17. 1942, t. 18. 1943, t. 19. 1944, t. 20. 1945, t. 21. brochés: 1930, t. VII, n°1, n°2-3. 1931, t. VIII, n°1, n°2-3. 1932, t. IX, n°2-3. 1933, t. X, n°1-2, n°3. 1934, t. XI, n°1-3. 1935, t. XII, n°1-3. 1936, t. XIII. Section Sciences-naturelles, à reliure noire: 1946, t. 22. Section Mathématiques-Physique, à reliure noire: 1946, t. 22. 1947-48, t. 23. In-8 Relié. Bon état. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur bon état Classification Dewey : 500-SCIEN [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Jacques Villon ou L'Art Glorieux

      Louis Carre, Paris 1948 - No. 111 of the limited edition. 7 coloured lithographs signed in the plate by Jacques Villon, pulled by Mourlot. Printed on Velin d'Arches. A written dedication to the scholar and translator of Flaubert, Francis Steegmuller, signed and dated by Villon. Soft-bound in a hard case with a slip cover. Business card enclosed: "Hommage de l'Editeur." The hard cover spine slightly brown, the slip case worn. The book itself and the lithographs are as new. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        A Farewell to Arms.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. - First Edition, 1948. First Edition Thus. Hanneman A8J. 1/5300 copies. Very Fine in light grey cloth, fore-edge untrimmed, spine label, in slipcase of same grey color, with card label affixed to side panel. With Illustrations by Daniel Rasmusson. 363pp. With a new Introduction by Hemingway for this edition. Not a difficult book to find, but nearly impossible in this condition--virtually as new. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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