The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1948

        And Jacob Called the Name of That Place Bethel. A History of Bethel( Formerly Methodist) United Church. South Augusta, Ontario. 1878 - 1948

      Ontario: Bethel United Church, 1948. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. A good solid book, rich red boards with the insignia of the United Church of Canada emblazoned on the front, boards are very slightly bowed. po's name on ffep, no other marks. Covers the history of John Wesley, the Wesleyan Church in Canada, the founding of the Bethel Church, it's incumbents, organists , congregations and memorials up to and including 1948. Lots of photos. A desirable book for the enthusiast. All DJs are archival mylar protected. Selling books since 1980 and online since 1999.

      [Bookseller: The Bookworm]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Visages, précédé de Portraits officiels, illustré par WOLS

      Seghers, Paris 1948 - 46 pages, 19,5 X 12,5 cm Edition originale, un des 900 ex. sur Crêve-cœur du Marais, seul papier après 15 Chine, le nôtre N° 749. Illustré de quatre eaux fortes par Wols. Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: D'un livre l'autre]
 2.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Rue des solitaires - Miserere 23. [Street of the lonely].

      Paris: Editions de l'Etoile filante. 1948 - Intaglio. Chapon/Rouault, 76; Wofsy, 130. Edition of 450. 366 x 509 mm.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
 3.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Les mains sales.

      Gallimard 1948 - - Gallimard, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 210 ex numérotés sur alfa, après seulement 15 Hollande et 60 pur fil. Un infime manque angulaire sur le premier plat, quelques petites piqûres marginales sans gravité. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Wall and Other Stories. Translated by Lloyd Alexander

      New York: New Directions, 1948 - First American edition of Sartre's first and most famous collection (LE MUR, 1939) whose widely anthologized title-story "The Wall," became practically synonymous in America and England with the post-war movement known as "existentialism" First American Edition, one of 25 copies signed by the author. "Twenty- five of this edition on specially made paper have been signed by the author". 8vo. [ii], 270 pp. Japan vellum spine and patterned boards. Spine a bit sunned, covers a little scuffed and edges slightly rubbed, but a good, sound copy otherwise; without slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Le roi pêcheur.

      José Corti 1948 - - José Corti, Paris 1948 & 1990-1991, 12,5x19cm & 15x21cm, broché & trois feuillets. - Edition originale, un des 60 ex numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers avec 45 Marais. Nous joignons à notre exemplaire trois lettres autographes signées de l'auteur à propos des représentations théâtrales du "Roi Pêcheur" d'une page chacune et datées respectivement du 26 juillet 1990, du 28 décembre 1990, et du 2 août 1991 (Saint Florent le Vieil). Les lettres, adressées à l'administration du Théâtre des Célestins, portent sur la représentation au théâtre du Roi Pêcheur, seule et unique pièce de Julien Gracq, rédigée en 1942-1943. Dans la première lettre, l'auteur donne son accord quant aux conditions posées par le Théâtre concernant ses droits sur les représentations, mais se dit "hostile à l'autorisation en exclusivité pour la France entière demandée par le Théâtre des Célestins jusqu'au 31 décembre 1993." Dans la deuxième lettre, il demande une copie du contrat qu'il a signé avec M. Lucet, alors directeur du Théâtre des Célestins. Dans la troisième lettre, Julien Gracq demande une modification de ce contrat sur la clause de durée d'autorisation en exclusivité, et fournit des indications pratiques quant au paiement de ses droits. Tampons à date de l'administration. Notes manuscrites d'une autre écriture en marge des deux dernières lettres (secrétaire). Importante correspondance manuscrite portant sur les premières représentations théâtrales de cette pièce depuis l'échec de la création en 1949. Exceptionnel ensemble. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Ides Of March

      Longmans, Green & Company, London 1948 - A Near Fine First edition copy, blue boards with cream endpapers, laid paper, few areas of soiling/foxing. Signed and dated (London, Dec. 1948) by Thornton Wilder on the title page. Lacking the scarce dust-wrapper. The former British Owner, Diana Daly signed the first blank page as Diana Daly of Dunsandle. Dunsandle was the Daly family's ancestral home in Ireland. Ms. Daly was Lady in Waiting to Queen Mary and lived in Grace and Favor at Kensington Palace. Wilder was in England at the time, working as a consultant to Olivier on a production of the "Skin of our Teeth". An attractive association copy; Wilder's epistolary novel of Julius Caesar's last days, "a fantasia on certain events and persons of the last days of the Roman republic." First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        GEOGRAPHIE ANIMALE.

      - Lausanne, Gonin, 1948, 28x36. Chemise cartonnée reliée en demi parchemin, plats recouverts de papier bleu. Dans un emboîtage cartonné bleu. Illustré de 18 lithographies. L'un des 245 exemplaires après 25 sur Chine. Bon état (quelques légères marque claires sur l'emboîtage, sans gravité). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Géographie Animale. Dix-huit lithographies originales avec textes inédits.

      André Gonin, Lausanne, 1948 - En feuilles dans un étui sous emboîtage. Texte sous couverture rempliée. Etui en demi-parchemin et papier bleu. Emboîtage avec papier bleu.Les lithographies ont été tirées dans les ateliers des Arts graphiques J.-E. Wolfensberger à Zurich, sous la direction personnelle de l?artiste. Imprimé sur vélin pur fil à la forme des papeteries du Marais, par le maître imprimeur André Kundig.Un des 245 exemplaires numérotés de 26 à 270, emplaire n°33, comprenant une suite des états sur Chine. Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Selected Short Stories of Thomas Hardy

      The Story Classics, Allentown, PA 1948 - First edition. Illustrated by Walter Emerson Baum, with an appended essay by the artist. Two-part cloth binding, fine in a lightly worn, very good or better slipcase as issued. This copy nicely Inscribed by Baum at the end of his essay: "With all good wishes this book goes forward to my dear friend William J. Conlen. Walter Emerson Baum. July 27 1948, Sellersville, Pa." Also laid into the book is a closely written Autograph Postcard Signed ("Walter") from Baum to Conlen, sending the book, acknowledging receipt of vignettes of Mexico, acknowledging that "Mrs. Baum and I will read your book when we start on our next sketching tour," and recounting what he is and isn't doing in the studio: "I've been doing odds & ends in the studio so far. Was it Rembrandt or someone else who procrastinated until he could not look his friends in the face? Well I am him all over in that respect." Book shown without slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Seven Storey Mountain.

      NY Harcourt, Brace (1948) - First edition. One of an indeterminate, but relatively small number of copies bound in white cloth, lettered in black on the spine. Merton's bibliographer notes that the entire first printing consisted of 6000 copies. A nearly fine copy of Merton's autobiography, in d/w which light soiling to back panel, and some color restoration to spine ends. (Dell'Isola A7.a). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        L'Ingenu Amor. Edició Definitiva Il.lustrada Amb Cinc Gravats Sobre Boix a Tot Color Per Antoni Ollé I Pinell I Amb Cinc Motius Ornamentals Del Mateix Gravador. Exemplar Acompanyat De 81 Lámines a Part , descomposició Dels Gravats Del Llibre En Els .(*)

      Lluís Sibils, Barcelona 1948 - .(*)seus colors i estats succesius de les planxes. 125pp. más la suite aparte de los grabados. Todo en muy buen papel de hilo. De una edición total de 191 ejemplares, el nuestro único ejemplar con las 81 láminas de más. Un volumen con caja de resguardo editorial y las láminas en caja con formato libro a medio pergamino. Lomera con nervios y un tejuelo. Size: 2 Vols. a Gran Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
 12.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Of Flight and Life

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1948. Reprint. A little rubbing, else about fine in near fine dustwrapper with a rubbed spot along the top of the spine. Lindbergh's own copy, with his ownership stamp ("C.A. Lindbergh") on the front fly, and his ownership Signature ("Charles A. Lindbergh") on the half-title. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 13.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Of Flight and Life - SIGNED

      Scribners, New York 1948 - Very good or better in a like dust jacket, light rubbing and tiny chipping to the corners and spine ends, rear panel slightly soiled. Inscribed and SIGNED on the half title page by both Anne and Charles Lindbergh to Anne's Aunt Agnes: "(in Anne's hand) For Aunt Agnes/from Anne/(in Charles' hand) and Charles/ August, 1948". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        BIG STICK AND SOFTY WERE ASSISTANT-SECRETARIES OF THE NAVY. [Being a Self Published Scrap Book of Correspondence, Articles, Autographed Letters, Illustrations Etc. Pertaining to Both Presidents Roosevelt]

      Albany, N.Y. Self published by J.E. Boos 1948 - A UNIQUE AND VERY PERSONAL COLLECTION, containing SIGNED correspondences from Theodore Roosevelt Jr., governors of New York, Eleanor Roosevelt and other political leaders and, extracted magazine articles and many illustrations from various sources. Extracted articles are extensively illustrated by Frederick Remington and others, also included are an abundance of illustrations from drawings and photographs either extracted or reprinted from other sources. 8vo, (230x167mm, all articles, letters, programs, photographs and etc. are professionally bound together in blue cloth covered boards, the spine lettered in gilt. 119 leaves including blanks, and including photographs of Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt and many other illuminaries. A very well preserved and unique item. A fascinating collection of materials. Includes: A superb typed letter SIGNED CONCERNING THE NOMINATION PROCESS FOR PRESIDENT BY THEODORE ROOSEVELT Jr. on Doubleday, Doran stationary addressed to compiler of this work, John Boos and dated 1936; A typed letter SIGNED AND WITH MANUSCRIPT NOTATIONS by Eleanor Roosevelt addressed to Hon. George Graves on New York State Democratic Committee stationary dated 1928 concerning a political appointment; A typed letter on State of New York Executive Chamber stationary SIGNED by William Loeb Jr. (Teddy’s secretary while President) dated 1899; A 1929 typed letter SIGNED from soon to be Governor Herbert Lehman to Franklin Roosevelt on State of New York stationary; a typed letter on State of Michigan stationary to Franklin Roosevelt from Governor Fred W. Green, SIGNED and dated 1930; Theodore Roosevelt’s article PHASES OF STATE LEGISLATION extracted complete from THE CENTURY, Vol. 29, Iss. 6, April 1885; A menu from the dinner of the Democratic State Committee, Wednesday, April 15th 1936 at the Hotel Ten Eyck in Albany; Theodore Roosevelt’s story THE HOME RANCH extracted complete from THE CENTURY, Vol. 35, issue 5, March 1888, which is extensively illustrated by Frederick Remington; Also RANCH LIFE IN THE FAR WEST from THE CENTURY Vol. 35, number 4, February 1888, also illustrated by Remington and FRONTIER TYPES and RANCHMAN’S RIFLE ON GRAG AND PRAIRIE and SHERIFF’S WORK ON A RANCH each extracted complete from unidentified issues of THE CENTURY; Theodore Roosevelt’s MAD ANTHONY WAYNE’S VICTORY from an unknown issue of HARPER’S NEW MONTHLY; THEODORE ROOSEVELT. A CHARACTER SKETCH by Ray Stannard Baker, extracted from an unidentified magazine; The handout of the First Reformed Church of Albany for the Commemorative Service for Theodore Roosevelt, January 12, 1919. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
 15.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Two (hithero unpublished) Poems

      The Gotham Book Mart, New York 1948 - First edition. Stapled printed wrappers. Fine in wrappers. One of 415 numbered copies printed at the Banyan Press. Inscribed by Carl Van Vechten in 1949. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        THE NAKED AND THE DEAD

      Rinehart, New York 1948 - First Edition. First Printing, with the Rinehart logo on the copyright page as called for. Thick 8vo., 731pp. A fine, fresh extraordinary premium copy in dust jacket. The ersatz black cloth binding with a couple of very minor rubs, the DJ with only the barest signs of use. Rarely encountered in true collectible condition, this copy sets a high bar for condition. Mailer's important first book. A Burgess 99 Novel & WWII Classic. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Naked and the Dead

      Rinehart and Company, New York 1948 - 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*. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Naked And The Dead

      Rinehart and Company, New York 1948 - SIGNED BY NORMAN MAILER. IN ADDITION THERE IS A SMALL WHITE INDEX CARD WHICH MAILER HAS WRITTEN "NOBODY COULD SLEEP. CHEERS NORMAN MAILER. AND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CARD HE HAS WRITTEN FIRST SENTENCE OF THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. Mailer's first novel, an epic work about World War II. This is a later printing, as it is lacking the Rinehart colophon on the copyright page. The dustjacket is also a later printing and includes critical blurbs on the flaps and includes the photo of a very young Mailer on the back panel. The dustjacket has a small bit chipping and is priced clipped. There is also a faint soft corner crease to the front endsheet which is lightly mirrored to a few of the first pages and the corner crease is also on the back endsheet and is mirrored to a few of last pages, which makes me think that this happend in the binding. A notoriously fragile book in vg+ condition. Vg+/vg+ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ira Joel Haber - Cinemage Books]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Naked and the Dead

      Rinehart, New York 1948 - First edition. Light dampstaining to the bottom corners and edges of all pages, not affecting the text, thus very good in very good, internally tape repaired dustwrapper with edgewear. Inscribed by the author. The author's first book, a stunning debut which ranks among the best American war novels ever written. *Burgess 99*. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        THE NAKED AND THE DEAD (ARC)

      Rinehart & Company, New York 1948 - Advanced Review Copy in self wrappers. A Very Good copy of this scarce edition of Mailer's first novel. Book appears gently read, with concave spine and gentle rubbing to edges of the wraps. Faint odor and mild soiling to book, but no internal markings or major blemishes. A high spot of military literature, the gritty account of a recon platoon scouting an enemy position during WWII. Raoul Walsh directed the 1958 film of the same name starring Aldo Ray, Cliff Robertson and Raymond Massey. Additional photos available upon request. Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Naked and The Dead

      Rinehart and Company, New York 1948 - First edition. Hardcover. His classic first novel which remains one of best war novels. A very near fine copy with some very minor wear to the bottom edge of the paper covered boards in an about near fine price clipped dust jacket that has some very minor wear and a small stain at the base of the spine that is only visible from the verso. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Naked and the Dead

      Rinehart & Company, New York 1948 - Near Fine in VG+ price-clipped dust jacket. Fine in black boards (tight with bright white lettering). DJ shows minor chipping to spine ends and 1/2 inch chip to top edge of front panel. A well-above-average first edition of the author's first book. Laid in is an author-signed first day cover dated August 22, 1970 honoring Edgar Lee Masters. Shipped in a box, not a padded envelope. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dubliners Books]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        McElligot's Pool

      Random House 1948 - SEUSS, DR. (author and illustrator). 4to, light green pictorial boards, 1st ed., 1st state with open-mouth fish on front cover of book, and correct copyright notice. Original price of $2.50 on front flap and same price in diagonal section on back flap. Inscribed by Seuss on the verson of the front free endpaper. Seuss's first book since 1940 - delayed due to Seuss's military service. Fabulously illustrated in full color by Seuss. See Bader p. 308. Very scarce with the first issue open mouth fish on the cover. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Nymph in Clover. Illustrated by the author.

      London: Arthur Barker Ltd., [1948] - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ink stamp to rear free endpaper. Cloth rubbed and mottled, spine rolled and toned, spotting to edges and endpapers. A very good copy in the nicked, chipped, and creased jacket with a scuff to the upper panel. Illustrations throughout by the author. First edition, first impression. A gift from the comedians George Burns and Gracie Allen, inscribed by Allen on the front free endpaper, "To Leonard, Happy Easter, Merry Christmas, Happy Thanksgiving, Double Date, Fourth of July, Happy New Year, Happy Birthday, Happy Labor Day, Happy Halloween, Happy Chinese New Year, Happy Valentine's, and Ole Happy Day, George Burns & Gracie Allen" (and signed for Burns by his wife). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Loved One

      U K Chapman and Hall 1948 - LARGE PAPER EDITION No 110 of 250 copies. Inscribed by the author 'Mr Charles Tenot's Copy' and signed by Evelyn Waugh and Stuart Boyle (illustrator) Bound in Green Buckram with Gilt Lettering to spine TEG. FINE No DW [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: barnoble-books]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Korstog i Europa. En personlig beretning om den anden verdenskrig.

      Oversat af Jørgen Rothenborg. 2. oplag. Kbhvn. 1948. Illustr. 403 s. Med lette brugsspor.. Portræt signeret af forfatteren. First Danish translation of 'Crusade in Europe'. Portrait signed by the author

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
 27.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        Intruder in the Dust

      New York: Random House. 1948. First. First edition. Spine lettering a trifle rubbed else fine in a bright, fine dustwrapper. A nice copy of this novel about murder and the mass mind, the popularity of which was instrumental in gaining Faulkner the Nobel Prize. Basis for the 1949 Clarence Brown film, considered one of the most powerful films about racial prejudice ever made. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 28.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        La Lampe dans l'horloge.

      Robert Marin 1948 - - Robert Marin, Paris 1948, 11x17cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires non justifiés sur alfa. Notre exemplaire sous couverture verte illustrée est bien complet du frontispice de Toyen, ainsi que d'une photographie de l'auteur par Elise Breton au centre de l'ouvrage. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à André Rolland de Renéville sur la page de faux titre. Bel exemplaire. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de André Rolland de Renéville. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 29.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


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

      Bantam Books, New York 1948 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
 30.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        PAINTING ON PANEL OF ROMAN NOSE, THE FAMOUS CHEYENNE WARRIOR, IN THE FULL BATTLE REGALIA OF THE ELK SOLDIERS].

      [Philadelphia. ca. ]. 1948 - Dry pigment, mastic varnish, and alcohol, on panel, 25 x 36 inches. Signed lower right: "Riggs." In fine condition, in a burnished gilt wood frame. This remarkable painting by the well-known artist and illustrator, Robert Riggs, depicts famous Cheyenne warrior Roman Nose in battle, dressed in the full regalia of the Elk Soldier warrior society. A dramatic, powerful image, it is one of a handful of paintings by Riggs. Robert Riggs (1896- 1970) was in his heyday one of the best-known artists and illustrators in the United States. After studies at the Art Students League and service during World War I, Riggs settled in Philadelphia, his home base for the rest of his life. In the 1930s and '40s he rose to national prominence as an illustrator, lithographer, and commercial artist, producing well-known images of boxers and circuses (two life-long obsessions), and of soldiers during World War II. In 1940, around the peak of his career as an illustrator, his drawings commanded $750- $1500 each, and his name was as well-known in the trade as that of Norman Rockwell. But Riggs loathed this commercial work, and after 1950 he slid increasingly into obscurity, although revered by those who knew him in the Philadelphia art world. When he died in 1970, he was almost forgotten. Riggs was never comfortable working in oils or watercolor, preferring dry mediums such as pencil and charcoal. For the few large paintings he created, he employed a technique of blending dry pigments with mastic varnish and alcohol, working on panels he had especially manufactured for his use. This technique, which creates a surface similar to the look of egg tempera, adds to the extraordinary character of Riggs' major compositions. Riggs had a particular fascination with American Indians. In his days of affluence during the Depression and World War II, he formed a major collection of American Indian artifacts. According to his biographer, he owned "an odd and unsettling collection of American Indian artifacts.He was a serious and widely read amateur anthropologist, whose hobby, an expensive one into which he happily poured much of his substantial income.was guided in part by Frank N. Speck of the University of Pennsylvania, a friend who was perhaps the foremost authority then on Indians of the Northeast." This collection played an important part in the creation of the present painting, and particular artifacts depicted are probably based on items in his collection. For example, Riggs owned several of the grisly "finger necklaces" of dried human fingers, one of which Roman Nose wears in the painting. Riggs clearly went to great lengths to make the finely realized details of his painting completely accurate. His own collections and his friendship with Speck aided him in this (Riggs did small drawings of artifacts for several of Speck's publications). Thus, such apparently bizarre details as Roman Nose's body paint are based on Riggs' understanding of the Elk Soldier war regalia, and he has faithfully reproduced what is known of Roman Nose's headdress, which supposedly had magical powers to ward off arrows and bullets. At the same time, the distortions of scale and perspective typical of Riggs' flamboyant paintings are fully in evidence. Roman Nose, a celebrated Northern Cheyenne warrior, was an apt subject for Riggs' heroic portrait. According to the ANB, "His contemporaries described [Roman Nose] as being over six feet in height and possessing great physical powers. A man of fine character, quiet and self-contained, he was held in high esteem by all the Cheyennes.and was so renowned among whites that they credited him with being a leader in a number of engagements in which he did not participate." He became active in fighting against whites only after the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864, most notably the Platte Bridge fight in 1865, along Powder River the same year, and in harassing railroad construction in 1866 and 1867. Refusing to participate in the Medicine Lodge peace

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        MONTMARTRE ( de Jadis et d Aujourd hui ) en Alger. Ilustradores Suzanne Valadon, Maríe Laurencin, Dignimont, Poulbot, Laprade, Bouche, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Roger Wild y Pablo Picasso. 1ª edición de 1000 ejemplares, aquí 801

      - Paris. Typographie François Bernouard. 1948. Infolio menor, 4-17 folios. Estampas adheridas y litografías grabadas con dibujos al texto. Encuadernación en rama, pliegos unidos por una trenza de seda, cubiertas originales a la rústica. Presentado con carpeta de protección tela estampada y estuche cartoné. Excelente ejemplar en primera edición de 1000 ejemplares sobre papel Arches dedicados a las exposiciones de las obras de los pintores de Montmartre, para servir de catálogo, al precio de 300 francos cada uno y numerados de 126 a 1125, aquí 801. En cubierta delantera patente de virtud cívica al membrete de la República de Montmartre y dibujado por Poulbot. Edición original de los textos de Colette, Jean Leymarie, Roland Dorgelés, Marcel Aymé, André Warnod, Pierre Mac Orland, Jean Vertex, Guillaume Apollinaire, Max Jacob, G. Tiret-Bognet, Francis Carco, André Salmon, Edmodnd Heuzé, Robert Le Masle, Léona Poulbot, Raumond Souplex, Paul Eluard, L. Pinoteau. Ilustraciones litográfícas originales de Suzanne Valadon, Maríe Laurencin, Dignimont, Poulbot, Laprade, Bouche, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Roger Wild y Pablo Picasso. Muy raro y curioso. No en CCPB.Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: MIMO Libros]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Double Axe and Other Poems

      NY: Random House, 1948. x, 150pp. Blue cloth, gilt and purple spine lettering and design, cream endpapers, maroon top-stain. Dust jacket price is clipped. SIGNED BY AUTHOR to half-title page. 2570 copies printed. The long narrative poem 'The Double Axe' and 27 shorter poems including 'Eagle Valor, Chicken Mind', 'Original Sin', 'Dawn'. Book is in crisp, tight condition. White and maroon dust jacket has some minor age-toning and is price-clipped o/w Fine. "In 'The Double Axe', Jeffers proves himself to be a political poet par excellence, an adept at the rougher aspects of political infighting. The howls of rage from his opponents testify to it. No other contemporary verse comes to mind that is quite so brusque, savage, and intransigent. What anti-war poetry of the sixties, for instance, equals "Eagle Valor, Chicken Mind" for incisiveness? The rhetorical skills he had developed denigrating the race were focused now on deploring the course of political issue, and if he could cow the species before the vision of God, he could certainly shatter the pretensions of crusading politicos before the awesome eventualities of their options. When he finished his book and signed his name to it, he put his signature on a death warrant. But though history may yet vindicate him, in terms of his poetic career his descent into the political arena was an unmitigated disaster. For one thing, political poetry itself was then out of fashion. In the thirties the Depression had produced a bond between political radicals and creative writers founded, as in the sixties, upon an anti-war rhetoric. This was cynically fostered by the Communist party up through the Stalin-Hitler nonaggression pact of 1939. With the collapse of that detente in 1941, followed by Pearl Harbor, the demoralized Left was assimilated into the war effort, the Communists jubilant, the dissidents succumbing to the doctrinaire tactic of "boring from within," a formula successful enough when used by the Bolsheviks in the defeated czarist armies of World War I, but utterly ineffectual amongst the confident GIs of World War II. On the home front the unenlisted dissident literati were reduced to grinding out government propaganda or retiring into hermeticism and the cultivation of aesthetic form. By the battle of Midway, the turning point of the war, 'Literature and Revolution' was out and 'Seven Types of Ambiguity' was in. Moreover, in 1948 the nation at large was enjoying an interval of rare self-esteem. Victory had proved American justice and she stood before the world as the savior of mankind. All the free nations looked to her for security and protection, and she felt worthy of it. She saw the ordeal of her triumph as heroic and self-sacrificial, and after very real privations she was enjoying the reward of an accelerating prosperity. Into this bland, complacent atmosphere Jeffers' book dropped like a bomb (a stink bomb, many thought). Certainly the reaction was violent enough. How dare this intransigent curmudgeon vilify the great ordeal of victory by such discredited isolationist ranting? His own publisher held his nose and quarantined the book with a pious disclaimer. Hustled out of decent society with antiseptics and rubber gloves, 'The Double Axe' was universally consigned to oblivion, effectively ending Jeffers' role as a creditable poetic voice during his lifetime.. . . "A necrophilic nightmare!" cried Time magazine, and a host of compeers bayed in response. . . . The Milwaukee Journal said, "In this truculent book, Robinson Jeffers . . . makes it clear that he feels the human race should be abolished." . . . The Library Journal said "his violent, hateful book is a gospel of isolationism carried beyond geography, faith or hope." Of the political content which produced this reaction little need be said. It pleads from the text, requiring no elucidation, only summarization. Jeffers believed American participation in World War II was a tragic mistake, wasting American lives and resources to fish in what he considered the witches' brew of Europe - a venerable American sentiment, to be sure, but expressed with such bluntness, and now timed so awkwardly, as to incense rather than convince. This was Jeffers' forte as a religious poet; it was his nemesis as a political one. Still, he made his points. The triumphant liberal slogans of those years he ruthlessly excoriated. All the presuppositions of post-war One World enthusiasm he punctured with powerful invective." - William Everson. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: John Marston's Book Shop]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Cahiers de Georges Braque 1917-1947.

      - Paris, Maeght éditeur 1948. 38,6 : 28,5 cm. 100 unn. S. Faksimile nach 94 Zeichnungen mit Text von Braque. Orig.-Umschlag mit Orig.-Lithographie von Braque in Dunkelviolett, Blau u. Schwarz. Vallier 37 (mit falschen Angaben zur Umschlaglithographie). – Zweite Auflage. – Eines von 750 Exemplaren auf vélin du Marais von insgesamt 845 von Mourlot frères, Paris, gedruckten Ex. – Sehr schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Cahier de Georges Braque 1917-1947 (1947-1955)

      Maeght 1948 [1955], Paris - Unpaginated. 38 x 237 1/2 cm. Limited edition, one of 750 copies on velin de Marais printed by Mourlot., containing the separate supplement of sketches and drawings for the years 1947-1955. Fresh, bright and clean copy. Illustrated lithographic royal blue wrappers. Fine in illustrated cloth chemise decorated in in blue and black with brown lettering and cloth ties: two tiny spots front cover otherwise fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.