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        ALPHABET FOR ADULTS: SIGNED BY MAN RAY

      Copley Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA 1948 - np (80pp), 39 monochrome illustrations + cover. In a protective clear acetate dust wrapper. "Alphabet for Adults" is Man Ray's charming 1948 illustrated abecedaire published during the artist's residence in Hollywood by his gallerist William Copley. It presents thirty-nine whimsical drawings with captions ranging from anchor to zinc that were printed by Lynton R. Kistler, who was Merle Armitage's collaborator of choice in the same period. An internally bright, most handsome example of this uncommon item limited to five hundred unnumbered copies in the printer's original clear plastic overlay additionally BOLDLY SIGNED "Man Ray" in pencil on the title page showing a bit of typical mild age-toning to its covers and pastedowns along with some light soiling and traces of contact with moisture to the boards. It was acquired by us directly from the library of Man Ray's friend, the late, great Los Angeles artist, collector and educator Emerson Woelffer, and bears his embossed gold foil ownership label on the front pastedown. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Théâtre (5 volumes)

      Gallimard 1948 - 5 volumes brochés, in-12, EDITION ORIGINALE de ces recueil du théâtre de Jacques Audiberti, qui se répartissent comme suit : Volume I (Quoat-Quoat - L'Ampélour - Les Femmes du boeuf - Le Mal court) : un des 3 EXEMPLAIRES Hors-commerce (ex. C), 198 pp., Volume II (Pucelle - La Fête noire - Les naturels du Bordelais) : un des 5 EXEMPLAIRES hors-commerce (ex. C), 304 pp., Volume III (La Logeuse - Opéra parlé - Le Ouallou - Altanima) : un des 5 EXEMPLAIRES hors-commerce (ex. C), 261 pp., Volume IV (Coeur à cuire - Le Soldat Dioclès - La Fourmi dans le corps - Les Patients - L'Armonie classique - Un bel enfant) : un des 25 EXEMPLAIRES (n°23) numérotés (pas de tirage hors-commerce), 287 pp., Volume V (Pomme, pomme, pomme - Bâton et ruban - Boutique fermée - La Brigitta) : un des 25 EXEMPLAIRES (n°23) numéroté (pas de tirage hors-commerce), 258 pp., tous les volumes sont sur Vélin Pur Fil Lafuma-Navarre, non coupés et non rognés ; rare ensemble en excellent état. Blanche [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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        WHO GOES THERE? SEVEN TALES OF SCIENCE-FICTION

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. 1948. Octavo,. cloth.. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. A fine copy in. fine dust jacket (wraparound illustration by Hannes Bok). A sharp. copy. (#111881). First edition. One of an unknown number of subscriber's copies signed by Campbell on front free endpaper. Classic collection of stories first published under Campbell's pseudonym, Don A. Stuart, in ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION between 1934 and 1938. "These short stories are much better than the author's novel-length space operas, and constitute a fascinating body of work." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-13. The title story has been filmed twice, the first in 1951 as "The Thing From Another World", one of the classic Science Fiction films of the 1950s (with James Arness in the title role), and by John Carpenter in 1982 as "The Thing." Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2- 13. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 2003-07.

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        THE TRAVELLING GRAVE AND OTHER STORIES.

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1948 - Octavo, cloth. 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. 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Surprenant procès d'un bourreau - EXEMPLAIRE DE TETE illustré d'une gouache originale et de 29 lithographies d'AMBROGIANI

      Georges Roches, Marseille 1948 - - PRESENTATION : in-4 en feuilles sous emboitage vert. - ILLUSTRATION : 14 lithographies pleine page de Pierre AMBROGIANI, exemplaire de tête enrichi d'une Une suite des 14 lithographies avec remarque dans la marge + 1 planche refusée (planche non annoncée) et d'une GOUACHE ORIGINALE 19x26cm (plus une esquisse au crayon au verso de la gouache). - PAPIER : Vélin d'Arches. - TAILLE : 26 x 32 cm. - TIRAGE : Limité à 250 exemplaire, ici un des 25 exemplaires de tête. - ETAT : Excellent, défauts à l'emboitage. AUTRES PHOTOS SUR DEMANDE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Artfever]
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        Emil Flecken - Ausstellungskatalog 1948 oder 1949 - Mit einer sehr schönen, ganzseitige s/w-Porträtaufnahme von Hargesheimer (Carl Heinz Hargesheimer = Chargesheimer) aus 1948 oder 1949

      Buchdruckerei Hans Glock, Köln-Kalk 1948 - Sehr früher Ausstellungskatalog (1948 oder 1949 wahrscheinlich Galerie der Spiegel Köln). Vorwort von Heinz Held. Inhalt: Guitarrenspieler. Das Paar. Am Strand. Gemüsemarkt. In der Gärtenerei. Tanzende Masken. Karneval. Madonna. Das Negergrab. Landschaftsstudie. Lebensdaten von Emil Flecken u.a.m. Mit einer sehr schönen, ganzseitige s/w-Porträtaufnahme von Hargesheimer (Carl Heinz Hargesheimer = Chargesheimer). ca. 60 S. Einband und Rücken etwas angebräunt, etwas lichtrandig, etwas angeschmutzt, mit leichter Knickspur, die sich durch die ganze Broschüre fortsetzt, Schnitt etwas angebräunt, wenig angeschmutzt, Seiten leicht angebräunt, wenig lichtrandig, kaum angeschmutzt, Gesamtzustand gut. (Emil Flecken, deutscher Maler, 1890-1981, Professor an den Kölner Werkschulen) Size: 4° [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Verlag IL Kunst, Literatur & Antiquariat]
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        Histoire du temps passé ou Contes. La Belle au bois dormant. La Barbe-Bleue. Cendrillon. Illustrés par Henry Lemarié.

      Jean Porson, Paris 1948 - Paris, Jean Porson, 1948-1950. 3 volumes, 26 x 18 cm, grand in-8°, en feuilles, sous couvertures crème imprimées et rempliées et sous coffrets cartonnés de l'éditeur ornés d'une large pièce de titre illustrée en couleurs. (I) 41 pp. + 3 ff. n. ch. ; (II) 25 pp. + 3 ff. n. ch. ; (III) 33 pp. + 3 ff. n. ch. Au total, 109 miniatures en couleurs, dont 4 à pleine page. En-têtes, bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe gravés sur bois. Chaque volume est enrichi d'une SUITE en noir des illustrations, sous portefeuille imprimé. Nous joignons : (1) Le fascicule de présentation de la collection, reprenant 5 illustrations en couleurs utilisées dans La Belle au bois dormant (15 pp. ; (2) le catalogue de l'éditeur (8 ff n. ch., plaquette à l'italienne, cousue). Première édition des illustrations. L'un des 60 exemplaires sur Rives avec les suites en noir : n° 61. Complet, puisque sur les 5 titres annoncés seuls trois furent publiés. Le chef-d'oeuvre de Lemarié, introuvable avec les suites et dans ses coffrets d'origine. Superbe exemplaire, immaculé, à l'exception du premier coffret, très légèrement défraîchi. (Monod, 9014) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        The Naked and the Dead

      New York : Rinehart 1948 - Physical desc. : 721 p : map ; 22 cm. Subject: World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction. SIGNED, with a 4-line inscription by the author (dated 1968). Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 721 pp. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Proceedings of a Symposium on Large-Scale Digital Calculating Machinery. Jointly Sponsored by The Navy Department Bureau of Ordnance and Harvard University at The Computation Laboratory 7-10 January 1947

      Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1948 - xxix, 302 p. xxix, 302 p. The Annals of the Computation Laboratory of Harvard University Volume XVI. Blue cloth has soiling and label residue of covers. Endpapers have notations, stamps, residue, marks where envelopes removed. Blind stamp on title page and pencil notation on rear. Ink stamp page 69. Mostly clean. These are the proceedings of the first large-scale computer conference. Held in 1947, the conference was held at the time of the official opening of Harvard's new Computation Laboratory. The symposium, attended by over 300 people, provided one of the first forums for discussion of design, construction, operation and application of computers. It was also the first of two such conferences organized by Howard Aiken, head of the laboratory. The main focus was on technological approaches to machine computation. Also at this meeting, Samuel H. Caldwell proposed the formation of an organization for researchers engaged in the new field of electronic computing, the Association for Computing Machinery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Attic Books (ABAC, ILAB)]
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        L'effort, jeu de dames, organe officiel de la fédération française du jeu de dames

      Fédération française du jeu de dames 1948 - Fascicules in-8 (2 agrafes), suite complète de 195 numéros, notre ensemble de 32 années se compose du n° 1 (juillet 1948) au n° 195 (décembre 1979), bulletin bimestriel puis mensuel à partir du janvier 1979 ; très bel ensemble. L'effort

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        Catalina

      Heinemann, 1948. Hardcover. Good/ACCEPTABLE. Signed By Author. 1948. 256 pages. Signed by the author (no verification). Hard cover with a pictorial dust jacket. Signed by the author. Clean pages with no markings or annotations. Mild even tan throughout.A few dog eared corners (pages 229-238) and there is a small edge tear on page 238. Minimal edge wear to the boards but with mild spine ends. Moderate creasing and edge wear to the dust jacket, with some tears and loss to the edges, mainly around the spine.The dust jacket is not clipped. Boards bold and clean, gilt mildly faded. Few light marks to spine of DJ.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        Biggles in the Orient

      Hodder & Stoughton 1948 - London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1948. Signed. First edition, second printing. Signed by the author on the front free end paper. In Good condition, in a Good dust jacket, price intact. Name and address of previous owner penned onto front paste down. Storage odor to pages. Front board is bowed out, with light creasing visible on front paste down. Cloth shows wear and soiling. The dust jacket has erased pencil to front flap, several pieces of tape, and shows rubbing, chipping and loss. Signed. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Portrait of Shaw playing the spinet with Blanche Patch, his secretary, looking on.

      c. 1948 - Image size: 23 x 16.7 cm. Two closed marginal tears including one stretching into the upper right corner of the image, barely visible. Presented in a handmade distressed black and goldleaf frame. Gelatin silver print on card. Shaw is seated and turned slightly towards Patch who is leaning forward and looking at the spinet. Signed by Karsh in pencil lower left. Inscribed "Who says I can't play the spinet?" in an unidentified hand below the image. Photographer's copyright stamp and "no. 2" in pencil to verso.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Portrait of George Bernard Shaw playing the spinet with Blanche Patch, his secretary, looking on.

      Prob. London, c. 1948. - Image size 230 x 167 mm. Gelatin silver print on card. Shaw is seated and turned slightly towards Patch, who is leaning forward and looking at the spinet. - Slight abrasion mark in the image (retouched). Signed by Karsh in pencil lower left. Photographer's copyright stamp and "no. 2" in pencil to verso. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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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.

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Arabella's Beautiful Books]
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        The Three Roads (First Edition)

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1948 - First Edition. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket, with a small rubber stamp for the "Booth Memorial Hospital" on the front endpaper. Bump to the heel, some minute rubbing at the corners. An attractive copy of the author's fourth novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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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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        THREE ROADS, by Kenneth Millar (First Edition)

      Knopf, New York 1948 - DJ: Light wear on edges and rear panel corners, otherwise NF. Book: Small stain on rear pastedown, otherwise NF. Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Boulevard Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Rushton H. Potts]
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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

      William Heinemann, London 1948 - Uncorrected proof of the first English edition. Printed tan wrappers. A bit cocked, hinges professionally repaired, slight spine erosion, a near very good copy of a fragile and uncommon issue. The author's first book. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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.

      NY. Random House. 1948. - Second Edition. Stated: "Second Printing" at the top of the copyright page. Inscribed and signed by Truman Capote on the front endpaper: "For Ginny Fay from Truman Capote" in his precise handwriting. Capote's first novel; only 10,000 copies printed. Rear panel features a recumbent Capote in vest and bow tie. Photo by Halma. With quote by Marguerite Young: "Rarely does one find a writer of Truman Capote's generation who shows, at the beginning of his career, those results which would seem to come only with maturity." VG+/VG-A very good copy in beige linen cloth stamped in red with blue-green line. With gray-green topstaining. Name in ink on front endpaper. In an edge-rubbed, chipped dustjacket with the original price of $2.75 at the top of the inside front flap. Small chips at the top and bottom of the spine and one pinky fingernail-sized chip at the top of the right hand corner of the front panel. Second Edition. Stated: "Second Printing" at the top of the copyright page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books]
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        Other Voices Other Rooms

      Random House, New York 1948 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [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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