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        Prayer

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

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

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

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

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine. Here is a full set of British first editions of Churchill's The Second World War, inscribed and dated by Churchill in the first volume and finely bound by Maurin. The Volume I inscription, inked in blue in five lines on the page bearing the "Moral of the Work" reads: "Inscribed for | Mrs Hankey | by | Winston S. Churchill | 1949". The superb quality vintage binding is full dark red morocco with hubbed spines, gilt ruled spine and covers, gilt decoration on the binding edges, gilt top edges, crimson satin ribbon markers, and beautifully decorated turn-ins framing marbled endpapers. The Second World War is Churchill'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." This finely bound and inscribed British first edition, first printing set is in near fine condition overall. The inscription is noteworthy for bearing a contemporary date of 1949 in Churchill's hand; Volume I was first published in October 1948. The handsome vintage fine bindings by Maurin remain tight and square, the fine quality leather bright and supple. Wear to the bindings is incidental apart from an abrasion to the blank top spine compartment of Volume VI, which should be reparable by a skilled binder. The contents of the British first edition were printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper and are often found both toned and heavily spotted. Here the contents are well-suited to the bindings - crisp, bright, and clean with only trivial scattered spotting to the page edges and no previous ownership marks other than the author's inscription. The top edge gilt remains bright with a few minor blemishes. Provenance of the inscription bears discussion. The previous owner, an accomplished collector, assumed that the "Mrs. Hankey" to whom Volume I is inscribed was the wife or daughter of Baron Maruice Pascal Alers Hankey (1877-1963), Churchill's Chartwell neighbor and a prominent war cabinet figure removed from his post by Churchill during the Second World War. However, doubt is merited. Hankey was ennobled as Baron in 1939, so it seems unlikely that Churchill, sensitive to titles, would have addressed Baron Hankey's wife as simply "Mrs. Hankey" in this 1949 inscription. Hankey's only daughter, Ursula (1909-2006) was married to Sir John Andrews Benn in 1929, and thus would have been properly addressed as "Lady Benn" in 1949. Irrespective, this remains a beautifully bound, British first edition set inscribed and dated by the author in Volume I. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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        The Second World War - [Complete in 6 volumes]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        WHO GOES THERE? SEVEN TALES OF SCIENCE-FICTION

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. 1948. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket (wraparound illustration by. Hannes Bok) with some light dust soiling, light rubbing to corners. and lower spine end, and tiny closed tear at upper edge of front. panel. (#126429). First edition. One of an undetermined number of subscriber copies signed by Campbell on the front free endpaper. Classic collection of stories first published under Campbell'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 the second in 1982 by John Carpenter as "The Thing."

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        Dan Viet Nam le peuple Vietnamien. [Vols. 1-3, all published.]

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

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        WHO GOES THERE? SEVEN TALES OF SCIENCE-FICTION

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. 1948. Octavo,. cloth.. A near fine copy in very good dust jacket (wraparound illustration by. Hannes Bok) with some mild rubbing at edges, small v-chip from upper. spine end which extends on the left to the top of the 'W' in "WHO,". and some age tanning to spine panel. (#127844). First edition. One of an undetermined number of subscriber copies signed on the front free endpaper by Campbell. Classic collection of stories first published under Campbell'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."

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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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        Dance of the Apprentices.

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

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

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. 1948. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket (wraparound illustration by. Hannes Bok) with light rubbing to corners and spine ends, small v-. chip to lower edge of the spine panel at front spine fold, closed. tear to rear panel, and internal tape mends to spine ends and tear to. rear panel. (#127043). First edition. One of an undetermined number of subscriber copies signed on the front free end paper. Classic collection of stories first published under Campbell'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."

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        PECES DE LOS LITORALES IBÉRICO Y MARROQUÍ Y SU PESCA DEPORTIVA

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

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        The Home Place

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

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        Mémoires de Guerre. 10 volumes

      Librairie Plon - 10 volumes, In 8. Demi chagrin à coiffe verte à 2 nerfs ornée d'une fleur, très bon état. L'orage approche 2 Tomes - L'heure tragique en 2 Tomes - La grande Alliance en 2 Tomes - le Tournant du destin en 2 Tomes - L'étau se referme en 2 Tomes. 436/390/387/421/509/462/498/552/383/389 pages Années 1948 à1952. Cartes et schémas en N&B [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Iron Curtain *SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR*

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

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        Portrait of Marlon Brando, as Stanley Kowalski in 'Streetcar Named Desire"

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

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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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        The Locusts Have No King

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

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        The City and the Pilllar

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

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        Beyond This Horizon

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        WHO GOES THERE?

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

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        Who Goes There? Seven Tales of Science-Fiction

      Shasta Press, Chicago 1948 - Subscriber's copy signed by Campbell on the front endpaper. Book is near fine, with slight darkening to the base of spine, and a tiny discolored dot to one board. Dust jacket has slight color loss to top near spine and one tip, else fine and bright. A tight binding, probably never read. Classic story collection whose stories were first published in Astounding Science Fiction (1934-38) under the Don A. Stuart pseudonym. "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). Filmed again in 1982 as "The Thing" by John Carpenter. Wrap around jacket by Hannes Bok. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        WHO GOES THERE? SEVEN TALES OF SCIENCE-FICTION.

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

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        Loin du sourire - Miserere 51. [Far from thesmile of the angel of Reims]

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

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        The Victim.

      John Lehmann, London 1948 - First English Edition of the author's second book. Octavo, original boards. Signed by the author. Scattered foxing to the page edges, else near fine in a near fine bright dust jacket. Looking back at his first two novels later in his career, Bellow "distanced himself from them by calling Dangling Man his M.A. and The Victim his Ph.D." Like many of his works, the protagonist is a young Jewish man. In a New York heat wave he is accosted in the park by a stranger who accuses him of ruining his life. "The best novel to come out of America-or England-for a generation" (The New York Review of Books). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Frederick Faust Fanzine Collection

      1948 - 1973. A collection of 17 fanzines focused on Frederick Faust, a.k.a. Max Brand, including a complete four-issue run and partial three issue run of The Fabulous Faust, and the complete 10-issue run of The Faust Collector, along with other related ephemera. The first issue of The Fabulous Faust is a second edition which was limited to 50 copies, all others are first editions. Quartos except the first issue of The Faust Collector which is octavo. Stapled wrappers with Fabulous Faust partial set also bradbound, three issues in one. Overall very good or better with some minor wear at the corners and a few pulled staples; two issues of The Fabulous Faust have detached final sheets and one is also missing the second to last sheet. Rounding out the collection is a group of related ephemera including lists of Faust's print appearances; several catalogs from Richardson, along with correspondence sent to a collector; copies of a letter from Faust and another from his literary agent, Brandt & Brandt; photocopies of Faust's first published story, "The King is Dead," from his high school annual; and a double-sided, publisher's promotional sheet for Max Brand: The Man and His Work. A wonderful collection of amateur magazines showing the efforts made to organize, study, and catalog the varied writings of Faust following his death as a correspondent in World War II. OCLC locates one run of The Fabulous Faust, along with two other single issues; and no copies of The Faust Collector. Further details available upon request. .

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        The Naked and the Dead

      New York: Rinehart and Company. (1948). First. Advance Reading Copy in self-wrappers. Slight split at the bottom of the rear wrapper, else a near fine copy that is tight, sound, and relatively square. A much nicer than usual copy of this fragile advance state of the author's first book, now very seldom encountered. A stunning debut novel that ranks among the best American war novels ever written. Burgess 99. .

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Amsterdam ("c/o Querido Publishers"), 3. Januar 1948.. 1 S. Gr.-4to.. An den Übersetzer und Chefredakteur der "Freien Presse" in Bielefeld, Klaus Wust (1925-2003), mit Dank für dessen Brief, der nach einer längeren Reise "from Bielefeld to California, and back to Europe" ihn schlußends hier in Amsterdam erreicht hatte: "[...] It's one of the nicest letters I have received from Germany, so far. No, I do not think the situation there is hopeless' as long as there are some people as honest and intelligent as you seem to be [...] Incidentally, I may visit Germany once again, before returning to the U.S. - - which will be by the end of March. If you want me to address your Christian Anglo-German Discussion Club', I might not be disinclined to do so. It would be my first public appearance in Germany since 1933 But why not in Bielefeld? I would rather speak there than in any of the major cities where I have a lot of more or less dubious old acquaintances' [...]". - Nicht in: Klaus Mann. Briefe und Antworten. Hrsg. v. Martin Gregor-Dellin. Bd. II. München, Edition Spangenberg im Ellermann Verlag, 1987. - Leichte Gebrauchsspuren, sonst wohlerhalten.

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        A complete set of the first American edition of Churchill's monumental history of the Second World War

      Winston Churchill, The Second World War (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948-1953) 6 Vols., 8vo. Volumes include: The Gathering Storm, (v, 784 pp.); Their Finest Hour, (xvi, 751 pp.); The Grand Alliance (xvi, 903 pp.); The Hinge of Fate (xvi, 1,000 pp.); Closing the Ring (xiii, 749 pp.); Triumph and Tragedy (xvi, 800 pp.). Half bound in brown leather on red cloth boards, ribbed spine with tilt titling and tooling, marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Spines cracked but binding intact, some very minor rubbing to boards, pages very clean. Following his staggering defeat at the polls in 1945, Churchill took solace in the pen, much as he had in the early 1930s when he found himself in the political wilderness with the defeat of the Conservatives in 1929. The volumes served two purposes: to redeem his reputation and to bolster his often shaky finances. (Even as Prime Minister, Churchill received only a nominal salary, and often had to take on add

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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co., LTD. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST ENGLISH EDITIONS in original dust jackets of Churchill's masterpiece. A beautiful set. The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy. London: Cassell & Co., Ltd., (1948-54). Octavo, original cloth, original dust jackets. Six volumes. Books fine, with spine gilt extremely bright. Dust jackets in outstanding condition, with virtually no wear; only a hint of fading to volume I jacket. An exceptionally nice set, very rare in such fine condition.

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        The evolution of the universe. Offprint from Nature. Presentation copy, from von Karman's library

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

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        Ghosts Along the Mississippi: The Magic of the Old Houses of Louisiana [Limited Autographed Louisiana Edition]

      NY: Scribner's, 1948. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. Signed and numbered[258] on a limitation page tipped in before the half title. Very good in a better than usual jacket with some minor loss at the the extremities and light rubbing to the panels. Prelims foxed, otherwise internally fine. While the Bonanza reprint is beyond ubiquitous, the trade edition in a decent jacket is tough, with this signed limited being scarce and the only one we, and in conference with a few others who have many more years in the trade than us, have ever seen.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        Ghosts Along the Mississippi The Magic of the Old Houses of Louisiana

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1948. First. First edition. Folio. One hundred photographs by the author. Owner's name neatly penned on half-title, front hinge cracked, spine ends and corners a bit worn, tipped-in paper on front fly removed leaving small strip of paper, else very good in a very good dustwrapper with crease across center of dustwrapper, extremities modestly worn. Lovely copy of this Scarce first edition. .

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