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        The Iron Curtain *SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR*

      New York E.P. Dutton 1948. No Jacket; 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. Signed Third Printing Hard Cover 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall; Third Printing. Fair

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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'Extreme-Orient."

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        To Say if You Love Someone

      Prairie City: Decker Press. (1948). An unrecorded variant of this uncommon title. Gray cloth with the same design as that of the apparently first issue yellow cloth, in a purple and pink floral dust jacket with red and blue lettering, a $2 "Gift Edition" price, and different jacket copy. Near fine in a very good dust jacket rubbed along the folds. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Hassebrauk, Ernst. - "Rosen im Sektglas".

      . Radierung / Kaltnadel, mit Plattenton auf Büttenpapier, 1948. Von Ernst Hassebrauk. 20,0 x 20,0 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 40 x 32,5 cm (Blatt). Lau 162. Außerhalb der Platte unten rechts in Bleistift von der Witwe signiert "p.m. Ernst Hassebrauk" und verso betitelt. - Sehr seltenes Blatt! - Marginale Mängel. Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. Ernst Hassebrauk (1905 Dresden - 1974 Dresden). Oft fälschlich auch Ernst Hassebrauck. Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. 1925-27 Studium an der Kunstakademie Dresden. 1927-32 Studium der Philosophie und Kunstgeschichte an der Universität Leipzig. Parallel Studium an der Leipziger Kunstakademie bei Willi Geiger. 1947 Proffesur an der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (HGB). 1949 Entlassung aus dem Lehramt im Zusammenhang mit der Formalismusdebatte. 1958-60 Arbeit an den Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen in Dresden. Pflegte einen in seiner vitalen Farbigkeit und üppigen Strichführung neobarock anmutenden expressiven Realismus. Zahlreiche Ausstellungen und Publikationen..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        "A Fugue in Time" by Edward Paul Abbey in: The Indiana Student Writes 1947-1948, a Collection of Short Stories and Narrative Sketches written in English courses by students at State Teachers College Indiana, Pennsylvania

      Indiana, PA: English Department, State Teachers College Indiana Pennsylvania. 1948. First printing. Paperback. Very Good. Published December, 1948. 8vo, pictorial pale green stapled wraps, 65pp., illustrated. Very good, light wear, previous owner's name on top of front cover. Very RARE, only one copy recorded in OCLC (at IUP, which used to be the State Teachers College). The Edward Abbey story, "A Fugue in Time," is either his first or second adult story published (another pamphlet, published by ISTC, 'The Indiana GI Writes,' also contained a story of Abbey's, but James Calahan (the author of the best biography of Abbey), in his essay 'My People' on Abbey's roots in Western Pennsylvania, calls our piece Abbey's first published adult story. Abbey, who was enrolled in ISTC for all of two semesters, took English courses from Rhodes Stabley, who supplies a preface to this pamphlet. Calahan refers to the story as 'a rather Joycean stream of consciousness experiment.' One of the rarest known publications by the controversial novelist and anarchical environmentalist.

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        A Fugue in Time" by Edward Paul Abbey in: The Indiana Student Writes 1947- 1948, a Collection of Short Stories and Narrative Sketches written in English courses by students at State Teachers College Indiana, Pennsylvania.

      English Department, State Teachers College Indiana Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 1948 - Published December, 1948. 8vo, pictorial pale green stapled wraps, 65pp., illustrated. Very good, light wear, previous owner's name on top of front cover. Very RARE, only one copy recorded in OCLC (at IUP, which used to be the State Teachers College). The Edward Abbey story, "A Fugue in Time," is either his first or second adult story published (another pamphlet, published by ISTC, 'The Indiana GI Writes,' also contained a story of Abbey's, but James Calahan (the author of the best biography of Abbey), in his essay 'My People' on Abbey's roots in Western Pennsylvania, calls our piece Abbey's first published adult story. Abbey, who was enrolled in ISTC for all of two semesters, took English courses from Rhodes Stabley, who supplies a preface to this pamphlet. Calahan refers to the story as 'a rather Joycean stream of consciousness experiment.' One of the rarest known publications by the controversial novelist and anarchical environmentalist. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Les Cent Visages du Cinema (Signed First Edition)

      Editions Bernard Grasset, Paris 1948 - First French Edition (and correct first). One of several limitations, this one of 180 copies issued on large paper (this being No. 166). Briefly INSCRIBED by LaPierre on the second blank, most uncommon thus. About Very Good condition, in wrappers, with a slight lean and some fraying at the spine ends and front fold, otherwise lightly shelfworn. A massive, systematic, and profusely photo illustrated study of world cinema up to 1948, arranged by geographic areas. 716 pages, in French. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Felix Frankfurter TLS to Chief Vinson, April 2, 1948

      Washington DC, 1948. Very Good. Signed Letter from Felix Frankfurter to Chief Justice Vinson FRANKFURTER, Felix. Typed Letter Signed to Chief [Chief Justice Fred Vinson] on Supreme Court of the United States stationery. [Washington, D.C.] April 2, 1948. One page quarto. Supreme Court of the United States Washington, D.C. Chambers of Justice Felix Frankfurter Dear Chief: When you asked me for the assignment of No. 427, Trupiano v. United States, I asked you to assign it to me, because I had not had time to consult one of the two brethren I had in mind for the assignment. I was tipped off by one of our number that Frank was very anxious to write in that case, but he has been, as you know, inaccessible for some time, and I have only just now received his acceptance of the suggested assignment ?"with enthusiasm and deep interest?". Faithfully yours, F.F. This letter provides an intriguing peek into the daily inter-office communications between Supreme Court Justices. Justice Felix Frankfurter was following up on the assignment of an upcoming case [Trupiano vs US 334 US 699, 1948] that was soon to appear on the docket. Trupiano vs. US was a complicated 4th Amendment case involving the question of illegal search and seizure. Ultimately the decision on the case was indeed written by ?"Frank?"--- Justice Frank Murphy. Felix Frankfurter (1882-1965) came to America from Vienna at the age of 12 and rose through the ranks of judicial academia to become the third Jewish Supreme Court Justice after Brandeis and Cardozo. Although not an observing Jew, (Frankfurter quipped he was ?"a reverent agnostic?") he was still an extremely aware, and frequently active participant in pro-Jewish causes. He was appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1930 and served 23 years until his retirement in 1962. Fred Vinson [1890-1953) served several terms as a Representative of Kentucky in the House of Representatives. He was appointed Sec. Of the Treasury by Harry Truman who appointed him as Chief Justice to the Supreme Court in 1946. He served until his death in 1953 when he was succeeded by Earl Warren. Frank Murphy [1890-1949] from Detroit, Michigan was appointed an Associate Justice in 1940 by F.D.R. He served slightly more than nine years before his death in office.

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        ONE ARM AND OTHER STORIES

      New York, (1948): New Directions First State and one of a few known copies in the First States (according to Ralph Sipper). with an integral title page which reads on the verso "Copyright 1948/New Directions". Williams discovered this and required the publisher to excise the title pages in virtually all of the 1500 copy editions and to insert a corrected leaf, with the copyright assigned to Williams. This is one of the very few copies that escaped the knife. 210pp., fine in publisher's slipcase as issued.. First Edition. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Time Was Away : A Notebook in Corsica

      London: John Lehmann, 1948. No marks or inscriptions to contents. A very clean very tight copy with bright yellow cloth boards, tiny brown spot to centre of both front and rear boards, very slight traces of foxing, slightly dusty top of page edges and minor bump to upper rear corner. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or creased with rubbing and small tears to edges and slightly sunned spine. 189pp. A close artistic collaboration between a poet and a painter. The main text is of personal descriptions of the people and the island throughout Corsica along with over fifty illustrations, eight in colour, maps and a number of poems. Very scarce with dust jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (+)/Very Good. Illus. by John Minton. 9.5 x 6.75 inches.

      [Bookseller: Godley Books]
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        Proêmes

      1948 - Livre d'occasion In-12 (16,9 x 10,8 cm), broché, couverture illustrée d'un dessin de Braque, 217 pp., 3 ff. n. ch. Condition : Édition originale. L'un des 15 ex. de tête imprimés sur Hollande (avant 35 ex. sur pur fil et 2200 exemplaires numérotés sur châtaigner). Le premier plat de couverture est orné d'une composition de Georges Braque. Exemplaire non coupé, non justifié. Une infime déchirure en tête. Rare. 300g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Darker Than You Think

      Fantasy Books, Reading, Penn. 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 226871 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AAABOOKS (Authors & Artists)]
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        [Post-War Speeches:]

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd,, 1948?-61. The Sinews of Peace; Europe Unite; In The Balance; Stemming The Tide; The Unwritten Alliance. Edited by Randolph S. Churchill. 5 volumes, octavo. Original varicoloured cloth, spines lettered in gilt or silver. With the dust jackets. Small bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown of Vol. IV. An excellent set in the bright jackets that have some nicks to spine ends and tape repairs to verso. First editions, first impressions.

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        Candide ou loptimisme

      Candide ou l?optimisme. París, Jean Porson, 1948. 300x250 mm, 100 h., edición de 250 ejemplares numerados en velin de Rives. Ejemplar de la serie de 205.45 litografías de Clavé (27 a página entera) estampadas en prensa manual por Lucien Détruit. Al final del libro el folleto de promoción/suscripción con el mismo tamaño y características: texto de Porson y 4 litografías. Encuadernación en piel, firmada por Kiefer (hijo), con la respuesta de Cándido, escéptico, al doctor Pangloss que vuelve a la carga con su optimismo: ?Cultivons notre jardin? sobre impreso con triple estampación en distintos colores en cada línea en el plano superior; con estuche. Ejemplar con una suite de 53 litografías no utilizadas, ensayos, pruebas; además, 23 remarques. Envoltorio litografiado dentro de carpeta y estuche editorial. De esta suite se editaron sólo 10 ejemplares. 

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        To Say if You Love Someone

      Decker Press, Prairie City 1948 - An unrecorded variant of this uncommon title. Gray cloth with the same design as that of the apparently first issue yellow cloth, in a blue dust jacket with gold and black lettering, a price of $1 and the words "THE ARCHIVE of Duke University" in place of "Louis Untermeyer" on the dust jacket copy. According to Morgan, Decker printed about 200 copies of this title, about 20 of which were the first issue, although Morgan doesn't account for all known variants. Shortly after printing this book, Decker disappeared and his car was found abandoned, a mystery that was never solved. Fine in a mildly sunned, else fine dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        Intruder in the Dust

      New York: Random House, 1948. First edition. about Fine/about Fine. A just about Fine copy of the book in like dust jacket. Gilt on the book's spine flaking and a small scratch to the top of the page block, otherwise a Fine copy. Dust jacket with a short closed tear on the rear panel and the spine just a trifle toned, otherwise a clean, bright example. "Intruder in the Dust," published in 1948, was the first novel Faulkner had written in eight years, since 1940's "The Hamlet." The book is about Lucas Beauchamp, a black man, who is unjustly accused of murdering a white man and faces lynching. The Lucas character had originally appeared years earlier, in Faulkner's 1942 short story collection "Go Down, Moses." Faulkner would win the Nobel Prize the year after "Intruder in the Dust" was published. "...being more, far more, than any other recent novel I know by an American novelist." (Contemporary New York Times review). about Fine in about Fine. dust jacket.

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        Rachel Ray. A Novel

      Chapman and Hall. Stated second edition, but most likely first edition, second issue.. Joints slightly rubbed; very good copy.. Sadleir, Trollope, 17; Wolff 6792; NCBEL III, 883. 2 vols, 8vo, contemporary polished half calf, marbled sides, red and green morocco labels, gilt lettering and decorations, t.e.g. ?A Trollopian tirade against Evangelical intolerance . . . commissioned by Good Words, but rejected as unfit for Sunday reading. It is one of the few instances in all Trollope's stories where he makes a worker, in this case a brewer, his hero.? - Gerould, A Guide to Trollope (Princeton University Press, 1948). There were six stated editions of Rachel Ray which Sadleir speculates are all issues of the first edition.

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        The Road Through The Wall

      New York:: Farrar Straus,, 1948. . A Near Fine copy with a previous owner name and sticker on the front pastedown in a Very Good Plus unclipped dust jacket with light edgewear to the spine. This is Jackson's First Book. Jackson and her family lived in the community of Burlingame, California, an affluent middle-class suburb that would feature in this her first novel which like her later novels was characterised by her use of a realistic setting for a tale with elements of horror and the occult. .

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        Hall of Famer Joe Cronin waives notice of most likely the last meeting of the Directors of the 1948 Oroville Red Sox ? the first place team was disbanded after their only season

      "Typed Document Signed ?Joseph E. Cronin,? one page, 8.5? x 11?. Boston, Massachusetts, November 19, 1948. Three file holes at blank left edge. Fine condition.Headed ?Oroville Baseball Club, Inc. / Waiver of Notice / of Meeting of Board of Directors / November 19, 1948.? In full, ?We, the undersigned, being all of the Directors of the Oroville Baseball Club, Inc., hereby waive notice of the time, place and purpose of the meeting of the Directors of said Company and appoint Friday, November 19, 1948 at 10:00 o?clock in the forenoon as the time, and 24 Jersey Street, Boston, Massachusetts, as the place of said meeting.? Also signed by the other director of the Oroville Baseball Club, ?Hiram W. Mason.?The Oroville Red Sox were the Class D farm team of the Red Sox in the Far West League. When the Far West League was organized in 1948, Boston placed a team in Oroville, California. The team finished the season in first place, but would only last the 1948 season as the Boston Red Sox decided to reduce their minor league affiliations. This was undoubtedly what was discussed at the November 19, 1948 meeting in Boston. The Far West League lasted until 1951.Joe Cronin was the manager of the Boston Red Sox from 1933-1947. At the end of the 1947 season, he became General Manager of the Red Sox and continued in that post through January 1959 when he was elected President of the American League (1959-1973). In 1956, Cronin was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.It is interesting to note that in 1949, just a few months after this document was signed, the Boston Red Sox had scouted Willie Mays. Howard Bryant on ESPN.com wrote in 2009, ??There's no telling what I would have been able to do in Boston,? Willie Mays once told me. ?To be honest, I really thought I was going to Boston. They had a guy come down to look at me. They had a good team with [Mel] Parnell and [Vern] Stephens, and of course, Ted. But for that [Tom] Yawkey. Everyone knew he was a racist. He didn't want me.? ... And of course, there was the original sin: Jackie Robinson?s humiliating 1945 tryout with Boston that ended with Robinson and the Red Sox -- manager Joe Cronin, in particular -- as lifelong enemies. The Red Sox were not serious about signing Robinson; by the time he retired following the 1956 season, the Sox still hadn?t integrated.? It?s probably more than a coincidence that just six months after Cronin left his post as Red Sox General Manager, Pumpsie Green became the first Black ballplayer to play for the Red Sox. Boston was the last of the 16 teams in the Major Leagues to integrate, twelve years after Jackie Robinson. Tom Yawkey owned the Boston Red Sox from 1933 until his death in 1976.Pre-certified by Spence."

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        The Young Cricketer's Tutor . Originally Published In 1833 And Now Reprinted .

      Dropmore Press 1948 - Originally published in 1833, this edition is enhanced by 15 wood engravings of rustic cricket scenes by John O'Connor, and a foreword by Neville Cardus. 8vo. [3] + xii + 94pp. Hand-printed on paper hand-made by Millbourn, some pps uncut with ragged edges, top edges gilt. Dust-wrapper in very good condition with just slight browning to the spine. No.21 of only 50 copies (out of a total limitation of 750) specially bound in green buckram with gilt vignette to front cover of a stylized set of wickets, stumps and bails. A fine copy of this charmingly produced book. [Padwick, 390-5]

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        FRAGMENTS D'UN PARADIS (Les Anges).

      - Paris, G. Dechalotte, 1948. En feuilles. 23x29 cm. Ouvrage illustré en couleurs par Pierre FONTEINAS. Couverture rempliée. Chemise-étui recouverte de papier beige. Chemise-étui légèrement défraîchie, sinon ouvrage en excellent état. Un des 959 exemplaires sur B.F.K. de Rives (n° 286). La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 10% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 500 EUR.

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        The Novels of Jane Austen - 6 volumes Pride & Prejudice ; Emma ; Sense & Sensibility; Persuasion; Mansfield Park; Northanger Abbey

      London: The Zodiac Press 1948. 6 volumes, 1948 - 1950 bound in a recent quarter plum morocco. Raised bands, gilt lettering and devices, marbled boards. Very clean, attractive set. . Near Fine. 1/4 Morocco. 1948. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        IT TOOK NINE TAILORS

      New York & Toronto:: McGraw - Hill. (1948). First edition. Photo illustrated. Menjou's autobiography, with a foreword by Clark Gable. INSCRIBED and/or SIGNED on front endpaper by MENJOU and Hollywood luminaries such as FRED ASTAIRE, GINGER ROGERS, RANDOLPH SCOTT, HOAGY CARMICHAEL, REGINALD OWEN, M. M. Musselman, George Folsey, et al. Dust jacket caricature of Menjou is by Xavier Cugat. An obviously well-loved books with covers worn--good at best, in like dust jacket which is nonetheless intact. A very nice piece of Hollywood memorabilia.

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        Painting As A Pastime

      London: Odhams Press, 1948. FIRST BOOK EDITION. 1 vol., 9" x 5-3/4", illustrated with 18 colour plates reproducing Churchill's paintings, some very light foxing to page edges otherwise very good. Finely bound in recent full red morocco, vertical gilt lettered spine, gilt ruled covers, top edge gilt. This work was originally published in two separate essays entitled "Hobbies" & "Painting as a Pastime" in Churchill's 1932 book "Thoughts And Adventures". Here published on its own for the first time

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        A Dream of Love (First Edition | A Play | Not Poetry | William Carlos Williams)

      New Directions, Parsippany, New Jersey 1948 - Yes this is the rare FIRST EDITION, first printing issued in the original paper wrapers with slight wear an a could of chips. No previous owner's names, not exlibrary. Overall in VERY GOOD condition. A good gift. Photos available upon request. William Carlos Williams (September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963), also known as WCW, was an American poet closely associated with modernism and Imagism. He was also a pediatrician and general practitioner of medicine. Williams "worked harder at being a writer than he did at being a physician," wrote biographer Linda Wagner-Martin. During his long lifetime, Williams excelled both as a poet and a physician. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        GRAZIELLA Illustrations en couleurs de André E. Marty.

      Paris, L'Edition d'Art H. Piazza, 1948. In-8, bross. alla francese, astuccio, custodia, pp. 171,(7), vignetta a colori alla bross. e al frontespizio, molto ben illustrato nel t. da 20 delicate composizioni a colori di Marty. Bella edizione di 1500 esemplari numer. Il ns., VIII, fa parte della tiratura di 50 "sur Hollande Van Gelder" che contiene 2 suites delle illustrazioni, a colori e in b.n., oltre a un acquarello originale di Marty. Cfr. Bénezit,IX, p. 304: "André Edouard Marty (1882-1974), illustrateur et peintre de décors de théatre; les très nombreux livres qu'il a illustré ont conquis les amateurs par la grace de ses personnages et du décor qui les entoure". Esemplare in ottimo stato.

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        galerie) CHARPENTIER.

      Charpentier 1948 - Paris, de 1948 a 1968. Lot de 48 catalogues in 8 de 30pp. a 80pp. en moyenne environ, brochés, couvertures illustrées en noir et en couleurs, de nombreuses illustrations en noir in texte d'oeuvres de Soutine, Ecole de Paris, Douanier Rousseau, Utrillo, Art Bulgare, Vuillard, Art Marocain, Van Dongen, Mathieu, Bauchant, les Fauves, Dunoyer de Segonzac, excellent état, bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Femme que j'ai assassinée (Original French Film Poster)

      1948. Original French "affiche" poster the 1948 film, "La Femme que j'ai assassinée," based a story by Charles Exbrayat and starring Charles Vanel. Near Fine condition, 47 x 63 inches, on linen.

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        Portrait photograph inscribed to General Sir Miles Dempsey, commander of the Allied Second Army in the invasion of Europe 1944-5

      1948. Original photographic bust portrait (260 × 198 mm) in a contemporary brown morocco-textured leather standing frame by Jarrolds, Walter Jones of Sloane Street. Light scuffing of the frame, but overall very good. Warmly inscribed in the plain lower margin; "For Bimbo Dempsey - brilliant army commander of World War II - from his friend Dwight D. Eisenhower". Dempsey is without doubt one of the great forgotten heroes of Word War II; his counter-attack at Arras in 1940 was vital in buying time for the eventual evacuation at Dunkirk; in the Western Desert and invasion of Italy he was "the ideal subordinate to Montgomery: never seeking the limelight, nor able (from the nature of Montgomery's directives) to indulge in bold strokes of initiative, he always fully understood what Montgomery's purpose was, and quietly and steadily got on with it" (ODNB); and his command of the Second Army on D-Day and in the drive across Europe was "a model of how to conduct operations soundly and successfully … He would spend much of his time visiting his subordinate commanders and their troops, assessing the situation, listening to their problems, and giving instructions clearly and succinctly. He had profound understanding of the soldiers under his command and firm control over operations, so he inspired both subordinates and superior commanders with confidence in his judgement and leadership. Yet he remained relatively unknown to the public". This official portrait was taken by Fabian Bachrach in February 1948, when Eisenhower was US Army Chief-of-Staff, coincidentally Dempsey had just been offered the equivalent post in the British Army, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, in succession to Montgomery, but had insisted on retiring from the army. Mountbatten struggled to persuade Dempsey; "It boils down to this, who is going to succeed Monty as the next CIGS? The whole Army, I go further, all the fighting services, and all intelligent people in the country looked upon you as not only the logical successor, but as the only candidate of the right calibre immediately available"; to which Dempsey countered, with typical sound sense and modesty, "I regard command of an Army in war as being the top. Do you really want me to go on sitting there for another 3 years or so. And do you really think it would be good for the Army? I am certain it would not. Further, I am not going to fight the next war. Let those who are, come rising up, and have the say in shaping the Army correctly for it. Those who have been at the top in this last war think of the present (and the past)" (see Rostron, Dempsey, pp. 182-3). Superb memento of the admiration of a great American leader for an unsung British hero.

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        Telegram fra Arild Hamsun til Kristian (sic !) Gierløff angående et mansuskript Knut Hamsun vil ha tilbake fra Gierløff. Telegrammet datert 7. august 1948.

      Tverr8vo. Maskinskrevet.. Mansuskriptet det dreier seg om må være "Paa gjengrodde Stier". Saken er behørig omtalt i Thorkild Hansen "Prosessen mot Hamsun s. 638 ff. "Derfor var Gierløff kommet til Nørholm, han skulle, som Hamsun hadde skrevet til Tore, hjelpe ham med å få boken trykt" (s. 640). Gierløff besøkte Hamsun rett etter at dommen mot Hamsun var falt sist i juni 1948, og han har tydeligvis fått med seg mansukriptet

      [Bookseller: Damms Antikvariat]
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        Two (hithero unpublished) Poems

      New York: The Gotham Book Mart. 1948. First. First edition. Stapled printed wrappers. Fine in wrappers. One of 415 numbered copies printed at the Banyan Press. Inscribed by Carl Van Vechten in 1949. Very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE AZTEC INCIDENT

      Recovery at Hart Canyon - Aztec, New Mexico - 1948 7 x 10, 222 pgs, b&w historical photos. This book 'blows the lid off' America's greatest purported hoax. The author's well-documented research and meticulous investigation, demolishes assumptions, convincingly re-assembles 60 years of fact from fiction, and reveals an actual event, the Aztec, New Mexico, UFO crash of 1948, shrouded in government claims, false litigation and countless cover-ups. Signed by one of the editors.

      [Bookseller: High-Lonesome Books]
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        The Second World War, full set of six British first editions, finely bound in full red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe / Zaehnsdorf

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First edition, first printing. Leather_bound. Here is a truly spectacular full set of British first editions of The Second World War, exquisitely bound in full red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe / Zaehnsdorf. Superlatives will fail to do this set justice. The superb quality, beautifully grained, dark red morocco features hubbed and gilt ruled spines, each bearing the title and author, as well as the individual volume numbers, subtitles, and publication dates. Churchill's signature is rendered in gilt on the front covers and there are gilt rules on the binding edges, gilt page edges, and gilt ruled turn-ins framing striking marbled endpapers. Even the gold, red, and white head and foot bands are executed with noteworthy skill and aesthetic effect. This truly gorgeous example of the fine binder's craft is a reminder to collectors that not all fine bindings are created equal. Condition of the bindings is pristine, with no wear or flaws detected. The British first edition, first printing contents are well-suited to the bindings, beautifully clean with no previous ownership marks and only slight spotting confined to the first two volumes. This six volume epic is Churchill'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'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." 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. Such a superbly bound first edition set is a rare and handsome alternative. 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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        Poemes.

      Lyon: L'Arbalete, 1948.. 107, [2] S., illustr. Or.kt. mit bedrucktem transparentem Umschlag, gr.4°. Nummerierte Ausgabe, Exemplar N° 385 von insgesamt 1000 ausschliesslich Subskribenten vorbehaltenen Exemplaren. Gedruckt in Rot und Schwarz auf der Handpresse von Marc Barbezat in Lyon auf Pur fil Lana. Der illustrierte Umschlag wurde gestaltet unter Verwendung von Porträts von Jean Genet nach Fotografien von Douchan Stanimirovitch. Der transparente Schutzumschlag ist auf der Vorderseite mit "Poemes" bedruckt und auf der Rückseite mit "Jean Genet". Der transparente Umschlag auf der Rückseite mit einer kleinen Fehlstelle, der Schnitt etwas angestaubt, davon abgesehen schönes Exemplar..

      [Bookseller: ABC Antiquariat Marco Pinkus]
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        Dark Carnival - SIGNED

      Hamish Hamilton, London, 1948, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First English Edition., Signed by Author(s)Near fine in a very good or better dust jacket. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Previous owner name and date on front endpaper, else near fine. Jacket with moderate wear to extremities, tiny chipping all along the top front panel extending to the spine. One inch splits to the spine seams at both the top and bottom of the front panel. Rear panel soiled with a one inch closed tear at the bottom. From the library of noted collector Larry Owens, Book

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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