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      First Statement Press, Montreal 1948 - Layton, Irving. NOW IS THE PLACE. Presentation Copy of the author's second book. First Statement Press, Montreal, 1948. First Edition. Publisher's plain card covers, grey outer wrapper illustrated in red & black. A fine copy of the author's very uncommon second book showing minimal use. Inscribed by Layton on the ffe. "For Frema with cordial wishes / Irving Layton / Feb. 1951" Contains both poems & stories. This is the variant with the Foreword excised by Layton who objected to its presence once the book went to press & removed each by hand. A very nice bright copy indeed. Content clean & fresh & without names, marks, writing or blemish. No. [5] in the publisher's New Writers' Series. $1475 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      - Paris, Georges Guillot éditeur, 1948. In-4 en feuilles sous chemise imprimée rempliée et double emboîtage, 124pp. Illustré de 15 compositions gravées en couleurs de EDOUARD CHIMOT, lettrines et ornements de Georges Marjollin. Très bel ouvrage aux illustrations parfaitement réussies, (Monod, 2452).

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      United Nations [Unesco] 1948-1960, Paris - Quarto. 47 issues and nine annual indexes (1949-1957) in 54 volumes, containing numerous illustrations. Text in English and French. Original printed wrappers. Occasional toning, light staining, light inscriptions, small date stamps, or "specimen" stamps in wrappers. Contents very clean. A very good set. Continuous run of the first eleven years of Unesco's MUSEUM magazine, with several additional issues. A postwar masterpiece of print design and international cultural collaboration, MUSEUM was launched in the summer of 1948, a year and a half after the founding of Unesco. The publication continues today as MUSEUM INTERNATIONAL. Topics of the journal, which generally occupy full issues, include museum education, museums and archaeology, painting cleaning and conservation, recovery from World War II, vitrines and display, traveling exhibitions, and a variety of other concerns, spanning continents, fields, and disciplines. A wealth of unusual and important images and articles by the mid-20th century's leading curators, educators, designers, and conservators. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera]
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        Old Mr. Flood

      Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1948 - Published in New York by Duell, Sloan and Pearce in 1948. First Edition stated on copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper. Three stories of New York and New Yorkers that originally appeared in The New Yorker magazine during the war. Book very good+, paper slightly damaged on rear free endpaper. DJ very good+, 1.5" tear at top edge of rear panel. DJ price is $2.00. Book comes in specially made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Jacques Villon ou l'art glorieux

      Paris: Louis Carré, 1948. Prima edizione di 1800 es. numerati. broch, velina, custodia (broch, tissue-paper, slip-case). Molto buono (Very Good). 4to. Il construit un tableau, un épi, une rose, un visage, un sein nu. Con 7 tavole litografiche a colori, anche a doppia pagina (cm 18x38 - 21x16). Illustrazione in nero Achevé d'imprimer sur les presses de l'Imprimerie Union pour la typographie et de Mourlot Frères pour les planches en lithographie. Exemplaire sur vélin du Marais Custodia e camicia con fioriture e bruniture (Lightly soiled slip-case)

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        A Long Fourth and Other Stories

      Harcourt Brace, New York 1948 - First USA Edition. Fine book with a near fine DJ. The DJ has some slight rubbing to the front fold flaps and one slight nick on the front panel and some spine fade, else bright without and chips or tears. Advance copy with the slip tipped to the front endsheet and signed by the author on the title page. Taylor's first book, a collection of stories. Introduced by Robert Penn Warren. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Intruder in the Dust

      Random House, New York 1948 - FIRST EDITION of Faulkner's powerful novel of Southern race relations, centered around the trial of a black farmer (Lucas Beauchamp) accused of murdering a white man. Intruder in the Dust "has the suspense and excitement that Faulkner can nearly always create and the disturbing emotional power that he can generate at his best. This subject of the complicated consequences of the mixture of white with Negro blood has been explored by Faulkner with remarkable intelligence and subtlety and variety of dramatic imagination; and Lucas himself, the black man who embarrasses a set of white relatives by having inherited the strongest traits of a common white ancestor, is one of the author's most impressive creations" (Edmund Wilson). New York: Random House, 1948. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine; bright dust jacket with only a hint of edgewear. A beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Affetti di un disperato

      Verona: Mardersteig, 1948. Edizione di 200 esemplari numerati. ril, astuccio. Ottimo (Fine). 8vo. Canzone riprodotta dalla stampa originale del 1693 con proemio di Benedetto Croce. Stampato per Costantino del Franco e pubblicato da Philobiblon, Napoli Carattere Bembo corpo 13 tondo e corsivo, titolo e fregio nel frontespizio in rosso. Carta a tino di Fabriano, rilegatura: dorso in pergamena e quadranti in carta Roma marrone. Marchio editoriale disegnato in oro da Bruno Bramanti al piatto [Mardersteig, 1980]

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        Le Phénomène Humain.

      Rome, 28 October 1948. 4to (273 x 218mm). pp. (8), ii, 174. Printed wrapper, paperbacked spine. The extremely rare and unrecorded privately issued edition of Teilhard de Chardin's famous work on evolution. The work was forbidden by the church and was published after the death of the author in 1955 in an edition of 500 copies. This privately issued edition was mimeographed and distributed to a very few friends and scientists. The 'Foundation Teilhard de Chardin' in Paris does not have a copy of the work.//Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was born in 1881 and died in New York 1955. He was a Jesuit priest, paleontologist and one of the most important and original thinkers of the 20th century. The years 1908-1912 had been of critical intellectual formation. He was influenced by Henri Bergson's 'Evolution Creatice' and the book would be of a critical influence on Teilhard's thinking as it set his lifelong interest on the subject of evolution. Teilhard de Chardin became professor of geology at the Catholic Institute of Paris. However soon his ideas about evolution were considered unorthodox by his religious superiors and he was forbidden to teach. He stayed a long time in China doing extensive research on mammalian fossil fauna. He was an advisor to the Geological Survey of China and undertook many expeditions, one of which unearthed the skull of the Peking man (Sinanthropus pekinensis).//When he came back to Paris he was forbidden to write about any philosophical subject. The biggest blow however was in 1950 when the Church forbid him to publish his major work 'Le Phénomène Humain'. "The Teilhardian thesis is not a scientific theory but, rather, a philosophical world view based on certain themes drawn from the evolutionary synthesis and expressed in mystical, often poetic terms. Teilhard discerned in the historical development of the cosmos a law of 'complexity-consciousness', a notion reminiscent of Haeckel's views of the psychic unity of the organic world, only extended on a cosmic scale to include the inorganic world. According to Teilhard's law, each succesive stage in the evolutionary process is marked, first, by an increasing degree of complexity in organization and, second, by a corresponding increase in degree of conciousness. Evolution thus proceeds in orderly fashion from the inorganic to the organic, from less complex to more highly organized forms of life, through the process of hominization and beyond to 'planetization,' wherby all the peoples of 'Homo sapiens' are to achieve collectively an ultrahuman convergence, seen symbolically as a final 'Point Omega'" (DSB).//Teilhard went in exile in New York in 1951, where he was invited by the Wenner-Gren foundation, to continue his paleontogical work. He died on Easter Day April 10th. 1955.//The 'Avertissement' is dated: Paris, Mars 1947. The last pages of the work is dated: Rome, 28 Octobre 1948. Ladislaus Polgár in his 'Internationale Teilhard-Bibliographie' mentions the fact that some of his writings were reproducted and known to a small group 'die zwar vervielfältigt einem engeren Kreis bereits bekannt waren, aber erst nach seinem Tod veröffentlicht wurden".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Kiss Tomorrow Good-Bye

      New York: Random House,, 1948. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to upper board and spine in white and black. With the dust jacket. A very good copy in the rubbed and creased dust jacket with a sizeable chip to the rear panel and traces of internal repair. First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "For Sally - From a bit-player who still adores her. With love and a small sigh for the good old days. Horace Nov. 1948".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Jean-François - Miserere 25. [Jean-François never sings Allelulia].

      Paris: Editions de l'Etoile filante. 1948 - Intaglio. Chapon/Rouault, 78; Wofsy, 132. Edition of 450. 593 x 425 mm.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        MITTEILUNGEN DES ÖSTERREICHISCHEN STAATSARCHIVS. Die 35 ersten Bände: 1 (1948) - 35 (1982). Vollständig. Zeitschrift, ISSN: 0078-3676. Herausgegeben von der Generaldirektion.

      Innsbruck, Wien, Bozen : Studienverlag, 1948 - 1982.. 35 Bände. Gr.-8°, Bibliothekseinband. 35 Bände!!! Der Titel wurde aus einer Fachbibliothek ausgesondert und ist noch mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Bucheinbände teils mit Lager- und Gebrauchsspuren. Seiten sauber. Bindungen fest. Noch im guten Zustand. Angaben zu den Versandkosten schicken wir Ihnen gern auf Anfrage. Bitte beachten Sie unser reichhaltiges Angebot an wissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften. zqx mbx

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        A Study of History Complete 10 Volume Boxed Set

      Oxford University Press. Very Good+. 1948. Second Canadian Edition; Fourteenth Printing. Hardcover. Complete 10 volume boxed set (2 boxes) . Maroon cloth covers are near pristine. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Pages clean and unread. Boxes (one black, one red) have heavy wear to extremities. .

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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. .

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      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House,. 1948. Octavo,. cloth.. Mild bump to upper spine end, a fine copy in fine dust jacket with. touch of rubbing to upper spine end. A very nice copy. This book is. rarely found signed or inscribed by Hartley. (#132179). First edition. Signed by Hartley on the front free endpaper: "With the best wishes of the / the writer, / Leslie Hartley." 2047 copies printed. Hartley scattered supernatural material throughout his short story collections, as well as the mainstream novels, such as THE GO-BETWEEN, for which he is better known. The present volume concentrates most of this material in one collection. The author worked mainly as a critic and reviewer, writing fiction on the side and bringing to it a sensibility that fused "a Hobbesian view of human nature [and] a childlike rapture ..." (Sullivan, The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 193) Such a fusing of horror and humor shows up in many masters of the fantastic, such as Dickens, Bierce, M. R. James and W. W. Jacobs. "Stylistically, Hartley is peerless, bringing to his genre fiction the same elegant precision that characterizes his major novels. The ghost story, he once wrote, is 'if not the highest, certainly the most exacting form of literary art.' No one was more exacting in the genre than Hartley himself." - ibid, p. 192. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-80. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-113.

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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 - -----------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 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup (Member of IOBA)]
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        Le roman de Tristan et Iseut.

      - En feuille sous emboitage, 33X26 cm, 1948, 236, gravures au burin de C.-P. JOSSO, un des 28 exemplaires numérotés de 1 à 28 sur vélin de Lana avec une suite des gravures en premier état en noir, une suite en état définitif en bistre, un dessin original, un croquis, un grand cuivre non rayé (tirage total 500 ex.), Marcel Lubineau éditeur. Emboitage avec marques d'usure, bon exemplaire.

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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 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. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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      Hadzimichali, Angeliki & Nicolas Sperling. Antony E. Benaki, Editor. HELLENIC NATIONAL COSTUMES. Athens, GREECE: Benaki Museum, 1948. First Edition 1/300. Elephant Folio. Loose Plates in Portfolio. Costume Monograph. Very Good/No Jacket - As Issued. 28pp, 55 color plates. Text in Greek, English and French. Limited to three hundred copies only, this exquisite undertaking issued by Athens' Benaki Museum features fifty-five full page color illustrations by Nicolas Sperling housed in its original full tan linen over boards portfolio with ties. It was the first of two independent volumes (the second was published in 1954) and a supplement that totaled one hundred and eleven reproductions in all. Divided into the categories of "Gala Dresses and Town Dresses", "Dresses of Continental Greece", and "Dresses of Peloponnesus, Thessaly, the Island of Euboea, Epirus, and Macedonia", it artfully surveys traditional Greek folk costume of the early twentieth century. A handsome example of this enormous, uncommon standard work on the subject showing some creasing, soiling, and staining to the portfolio, while the plates themselves are fresh and bright with just a tiny crease and/or a bit of age toning here or there. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 014151&

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      Ryerson Press, Toronto 1948 - Klein, A.M. THE ROCKING CHAIR AND OTHER POEMS. Signed. Toronto: Ryerson Press. First Edition of Canadian poet A. M. Klein's 1948 Governor General’s Award winning book of poetry, considered by critics to be his finest, Inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: "For Dr. F. Cyril James, (Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University) For the peripatetic home - a rocking chair. With all good wishes, Sincerely, A.M. Klein, Aug. 26, 1948". 8vo. 56 pp. A near fine copy in yellow paper covered boards, black titles to the spine, in a bright, fresh very good indeed dustwrapper with some light use, a few tiny closed tears and some minor fade at the spine. $950 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Aus Den Gebeten Israels; Rudolf Koch; Three Autograph Letters, Signed,

      Berthold Wolpe; Print 1948; 1947, Frankfurt am Main; Woodstock VT; Centerport, NY - Aus den Gebeten Israels is 4to, 38,(2)pp. Printed wraps with a simple Star of David in black on the upper cover; text printed in red and black. The upper cover is unevenly sunned else this is a near fine copy; warmly inscribed on the front free endpaper by Guggenheim as "Guggy and Eu", 1950. Rudolf Koch is an off print from PRINT, Vol. V, No. 1. Bound in printed wraps. Illustrated, and with a tipped-in frontispiece portrait of Koch. Laid into this are three autograph letters all dated in August, 1947, from either Centerport or Flushing, NY, two signed "Guggenheim" and the other simply "Guggy". Fine. The first book and the letters are in German; the other in English. Guggenheim was the chairman of the Offenbach Jewish Community from 1933-1939; in 1938 he was deported to a concentration camp, a victim of Kristallnacht. Later he was released and emigrated with his wife, Eugenie, to New York. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Revue artistique et littéraire. Directeur: Tériade. Vol. VI, N. 21-22. 1948

      Paris: Verve, 1948. ril (hard cover). Ottimo (Fine). 4to. Le présent numéro réunit des tableaux peints par Matisse à Vence, de 1944 à 1948. L'artiste en a exécuté spécialment la couverture, le frontispice et tous les dessins. Con 64 riproduzioni, a colori e a piena pagina, delle opere prodotte a Vence (1944-48). I disegni, la copertina e il frontespizio sono stati appositamente realizzati dall'Artista per questa edizione

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        A Russian Journal

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1948. With pictures by Robert Capa. Octavo. Original green cloth backing blue-green boards, spine and front board lettered in blue, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Illustrated with Capa's monochrome photographs. An exceptional copy in the bright, price-clipped jacket. First edition, first printing. Steinbeck's account of his travels through the Soviet Union during the early years of the Cold War era.

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        Klein archief met betrekking tot het tijdschrift Podium. Originele correspondentie, notities en grafiek.

      Handgeschreven en getypte brieven van o.a. Gerrit Borgers (18), Kees Lekkerkerker (18 (inclusief doorslagen)), W.H. Nagel (3), Th.E. Niemeijer (1), Hans Rooduyn (2), Helmut Salden (1) en uitgevers van De Bezige Bij, De Driehoek en Querido (15 in totaal); redactionele notities over advertenties en geld; originele kunst van o.a. J.J. Beljon (linosnede), Wim Brusse (zwart-witfoto) en Paul Rodenko (inkttekening!). 1948-1949.* Leuk en interessant archief van het leidende naoorlogse literaire maandblad Podium, dat een turbulente tijd beleefde met uitgeverswisselingen en (potentiële) samenwerkingen met andere tijdschriften. Borgers aan Lekkerkerker, 9 december 1948: 'Fusie Criterium-Libertinage: prachtig man. Libertinage wilde toch niet aan Podium en is hierdoor nauwelijks versterkt. Van der Veen, Hermans (onder curatele) en enkele anderen zullen nu voor Podium worden "geworven".' De (soms zeer uitvoerige) brieven en papieren van redacteuren en uitgevers behelzen vooral het bekende Vestdijknummer en hier en daar hilarische plannen om advertenties te winnen: 'Lux Toilet Zeep gaat vergezeld van portretten van Henriëtte van Eyck, Hella Haasse, enz., die erbij schrijven hoe ze toch aan die mooie teint komen'. Ook andere zaken worden behandeld: erotische poëzie van Mies Bouhuys, typografie, persoonlijke aangelegenheden, het Kinseyrapport. Borgers aan Lekkerkerker, 30 november 1948: 'Over het stelling nemen van de Podium-redactie tegen de vervolging van homosexuelen: in gemoede, is dit een litterair probleem?'.

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        The Trials of Oscar Wilde

      London: William Hodge and Company, Limited,, 1948. Edited, with an Introduction by H. Montgomery Hyde. With a Foreword by Travers Humphreys. Octavo. Publisher's red morocco, titles to spine gilt, marbled endpapers, red edges, silk place-marker. Portrait frontispiece from a painting by Toulouse--Lautrec. Ownership signature to front pastedown. Contents lightly toned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 50 numbered copies signed by the editor, politician and legal reformer H. Montgomery Hyde, and the author of the foreword, Travers Humphreys, a barrister who participated in the Wilde vs. Queensbury case.

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U.

      O. O., 13. Februar 1948.. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Auf Luftpostpapier.. An Herrn Rollo Myers in London, dem er mitteilt, in ein bis zwei Tagen ein kleines Stück zu senden: &quote;[ ] I want to tell you that I have finished a little piece for your new bulletin of I.S.C.M. &quote;Music of our Time&quote;. It is about three and a half typewritten pages. [ ]&quote;.

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        SORIA. Ilustraciones de Pedro de Matheu.

      Antonio Zúñiga, Ed., Col. El Viento Sur 2, Santander / Madrid 1948 - 1ª ed. 16x22.3. 161pp. 3h. Foto del autor, y dibujos a toda plana. Rústica. Tirada de 206 ejemplares numerados y frmados (ejemplar nº 18.) Intonso. Muy buen ejemplar. Raro. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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      Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Tarzana, CA 1948 - Dust jacket and five interior plates illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs. Zeuschner; Edgar Rice Burroughs, 280. Heins; LG-1. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. Includes custom made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Kensington, England: Privately printed, 1948. quarter cloth, gilt-decorated paper-covered boards, label with title on spine. 4to. quarter cloth, gilt-decorated paper-covered boards, label with title on spine. (ii), 51, (3) pages. Limited to 50 copies. Original wood blocks from the author's collection used for tea and tobacco wrapping papers, mostly from the 19th century, were used to print specimens in this scarce book. Tea and tobacco were two of Britain's most noted imports through the 18th and 19th centuries. A brief introduction explains the historical context noting that factory packed products had supplanted packaging by local grocers or tobaccanists. Brief descriptions of both tea and tobacco paper blocks also included, with references. Tipped in specimens of both tea and tobacco papers, showing their various sizes and colors. An important look at papermaking and advertising. Spine sunned.

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        Foundations of Economic Analysis

      Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1948. Second edition. Spine gilt a trifle tarnished else easily fine in near fine dustwrapper with some slight toning, and tiny nicks at the spine ends. An early and attractive edition of the Nobel laureate's most important work. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Peaux de couleuvre

      Gallimard / N.R.F., Paris 1948 - 678 pp., Fort in-8, demi-maroquin havane à coins, étui bordé, filets dorés sur les plats, dos lisse avec auteur, titre et date dorés, gardes de papier glacé, marbré, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés. Reliure signée ALIX. Edition Originale. Exemplaire n° B / 37, un des 13 sur vergé de Hollande, 1er papier avant 24 sur vélin pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Dos légèrement éclairci, sinon superbe ensemble. René Étiemble, signant souvent simplement ses ouvrages Étiemble, né le 26 janvier 1909 à Mayenne et mort le 7 janvier 2002 à Vigny (Eure-et-Loir), fut un écrivain, linguiste et universitaire français, reconnu notamment comme sinisant éminent, spécialiste du confucianisme, spécialiste du haïku, traducteur de poésie, défenseur des littératures extra-européennes et l’un des initiateurs de la littérature comparée. C'était également un des grands intellectuels admirateurs du maoïsme pendant les années 1960 (Wikipédia). Très bon exemplaire. Fort in-8° [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lancelot and Elaine: being the eighth to the twentieth chapters of the eighteenth book of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur with engravings by Joan Hassall

      Pigotts, near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire: Hague and Gill, 1948. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Joan Hassall. 12mo. (8),75,(3)pp. The colophon states that 200 copies were printed but reputedly only about 25 copies were actually published. Finely printed on handmade paper watermarked 1934. Chapter headings and initials printed in red as is a vignette on the title page by the illustrator. Decorated paper boards, printed label to the upper board. Trace of foxing to the edges of the textblock, alse fine copy. The text is from the Caxton edition of 1485, as given by Sommer (1889). This book was never finished by the press, and supposedly only 20 or so copies were bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in Curwen Press colored paper, of which this is one. Rare. Gaines B39.a.1.

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        Conversations avec Dieu. "Ni Peur, ni Espoir" Frontispiece de Max Jacob.

      [published by the author], Paris 1948 - First edition, one of a limited edition of 110 on grand velin d'Arches printed on the author's private press. 8vo. Handsomely bound in 3/4 maroon morocco and marbled paste-paper boards, gilt fillets, author and title gilt, top edge gilt, marbled paste-paper doublures, original wrappers and spine bound in, near fine. "Conversations with God" in prose form, by Pierre Bettencourt (1917 - 2006). Color frontispiece, entitled "L'Annociation" by Max Jacob. See an Image. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Cloth of the Tempest

      (New York: Padell. 1948). Second edition. Fine in an attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a couple of internal repairs on the rear panel, with a little bleedthrough from the tape used. Warm, nearly full-page "painted" Inscription in several colors by the author on the half-title, dated in the year of publication, and referring to his poem "Mohammed" on page 19. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Ojfgang: 1-10 1947 - 1948

      Centralnego Komitetu, Poland 1948 - 1.4 kg; volumes 1-10 bounded together. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, cartoons, and coloured boards as were used in the original binding. Most of the pages show signs of browning to the edges. There is some rubbing to the corners of the boards and the head and tail of the back strip section. Then there is an abrasion mark on the upper portion of the front board paste down (conventionally the last page). Please note that the text is in Yiddish. Size: Folio. Text is in Yiddish. Please refer to the accompanying picture Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Religion & Theology; judaica; Yiddish Language; Inventory No: 0218923. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les oeuvres de Georges Duhamel, en 27 volumes

      Albert Guillot, Paris 1948 - in 8° Feuillets 27 voumes / 28. Manque Cécile parmi nous et Chronique des pasquier. N° 984/1500. Sous emboîtage avec salissures. Dos décolorés. Quelques rousseurs sur les plages de certains tomes. Frontispice en couleurs. Ill. couleurs de Picart Le Doux (T1), Marianne Cluzot (T2), Barthommé Saint-André (T3), Lucien Boucher (T4), etc. 27 volumes

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        The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks

      Garden City: Doubleday and Company, Inc, 1948: First Edition, First Printing. In Very Good condition, lacking the dust jacket. Clean text, though pages are toned and show light foxing and a few creased corners. Small areas of discoloration to green end papers. Hinges slightly pulled. The boards are lightly curved, with the cloth lightly rubbed. Rubbing to spine end, light soiling. Small areas of abrasion to the cloth at center of spine and bottom edge of top board. Cloth shows rubbing and soiling, a faint cup ring, and a ding to the rear board. Stated First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Lancelot and Elaine: being the eighth to the twentieth chapters of the eighteenth book of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur with engravings by Joan Hassall

      Pigotts, near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire: Hague and Gill, 1948. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Joan Hassall. 12mo. (8),75,(3)pp. The colophon states that 200 copies were printed but reputedly only about 25 copies were actually published. Finely printed on handmade paper watermarked 1934. Chapter headings and initials printed in red as is a vignette on the title page by the illustrator. Decorated paper boards, printed label to the upper board. Trace of foxing to the edges of the textblock, alse fine copy. The text is from the Caxton edition of 1485, as given by Sommer (1889). This book was never finished by the press, and supposedly only 20 or so copies were bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in Curwen Press colored paper, of which this is one. Rare. Gaines B39.a.1.

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        President Truman tells his top civilian and military leaders of the Armed Forces that they must <I>?subordinate personal and service preferences to the broader program of the national good? because ?there are still some of you who are thinking more of representing the interests and objectives of your individual service than of interpreting the broad national program??</I>

      [Washington, D.C.] Final Draft Memorandum prepared for President Truman, one page, 8? x 10.5?. [Washington, May 1948]. Corrected in holograph in pencil by James E. Webb, Director, Bureau of the Budget, with one word in Truman?s hand and 60 word handwritten explanation in ink by Webb signed ?JW / 10-30-73.? Fine condition.Headed: ?Memorandum for The Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army / The Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval operations / The Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force.?Corrections by Webb are noted. To read it as corrected, just don?t read the words in [brackets]. In full, ?In order that there may be no misunderstanding with respect to the method I have approved for implementing the increased military program now being submitted to the Congress, I enclose a copy of a memorandum which I am today sending to the Secretary of Defense. It is [?essential? crossed out, replaced with ?of major importance?] of major importance in the critical pe

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        (1) UNIVAC summary report. Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation, chapters 1 &#150; 4. (2) UNIVAC instructions code C-7

      1948. <p>UNIVAC. (1) UNIVAC summary report. Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation, chapters 1 &#150; 4. Mimeographed typescript. [1], 28ff. N.p., n.d. [1948]. 268 x 200 mm. Original printed wrappers (wrappers measure 280 x 216 mm.), edges a little frayed, a few rust-stains. Some marginal pencil annotations by a former owner. (2) UNIVAC instructions code C-7. Mimeographed typescript. 9ff., including full-page mimeographed diagram. A few tiny marginal tears; a few pencil annotations by former owner. Together 2 items. Very good.</p> <p>First Editions. In late September 1946, Eckert and Mauchly&#146;s fledgling Electronic Control Company formally contracted to supply the United States Census Bureau with an electronic digital computer, an event that marks the beginning of the commercial computer industry. Since the Census Bureau was forbidden by law to enter into any research and development contracts, a complex financing arrangement was worked out between ECC (renamed the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation in 1947), the Census Bureau, and the National Bureau of Standards in which the money was funneled via the Census Bureau to the NBS, which then used it to fund the development of the machine. The design and construction of this computer&#151;the first UNIVAC I&#151;took longer than anticipated, largely due to the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation&#146;s continuing financial difficulties. The Census Bureau did not take possession of its computer until 1951, by which time the EMCC had become a subsidiary of Remington Rand. </p> <p>No. (1) &#147;is a summary of a report on the UNIVAC prepared by the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (Electronic Control Company) and transmitted to the National Bureau of Standards in November, 1947&#148; (first leaf). The present summary, prepared by the NBS&#146;s Machine Development Laboratory, includes descriptions of the UNIVAC&#146;s equipment and basic engineering design principles, as well as a copy of version C-6 of the UNIVAC&#146;s instruction codes &#147;valid as of April 1948&#148; (p. 7). As the name indicates, C-6 was the sixth revision of the machine&#146;s initial instruction code C-1, devised in 1947. The code went through at least one more revision&#151;C-7&#151;in 1948, which is included here (no. [2]). &#147;Code C-7 differs from C-6 in only two respects; (1) the number of words in a block have been reduced to 60 from 100, and (2) a few of the character assignments in the pulse code have been altered&#148; (p. 1). Origins of Cyberspace 1135 (C-7). </p>

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        Nus De Benn 12 Lithographies Originales

      Editions De Monte Carlo 1948 - très rare exemplaire de cette suite de 12 lithographies de benn originales. numérotée de 1 à 225. mon exemplaire est hors commerce et a été offert par Benn à LO DUCA. Size: Ex-Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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