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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]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House,. 1948. Octavo, illustrations by Virgil Finlay,. cloth.. A fine copy in very good plus dust jacket with light wear at spine. ends and corner tips and the usual rubbing to black background ink. around the edges of the front panel. (#132306). First trade (and first hardcover) edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Quinn in the year of publication: "To -- / with all good wishes / Seabury Quinn / 12-4-48." Quinn's first book (reprinting what is perhaps his best short story) first published in book form in 1938 as a paperbound Christmas booklet. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-309. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1361. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 53. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-192.

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        If This Be Treason

      Printed for Olga Rudge by Tip. Nuova, (Siena 1948 - First edition. Octavo. Printed green stapled wrappers. Stated limited edition. Ownership signature of Pound's Belfast friend Allan Seaton, a bit of sunning and smudging to the wrappers, a very good copy. One of approximately 300 numbered copies, this copy hand numbered as number 50. Consists of several essays: "E.E Cummings," "E.E.Cummings/examined," "James Joyce: to his memory," "A French Accent," "Canto 45," and "Blast." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        George Washington A Biography *6 Volumes*

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY 1948 - (full book description) Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY, 1948. 1st Editions 1st Printings, VG, Hard Covers, No DustJackets. Size=6.5"x9.5", 3446pgs(Index). Volumes 1-6. All are 1st Editions, 1st Printings. Each volume has a small owner name embossment inside front endpaper, small ink date stamp, numbers & city in ink inside rear endpaper, o.w. clean, bright & tight. Volume 6 has 3 small owner name embossments, cover lightly rubbed,has white specks on front cover, o.w. all are clean, bright & tight. Texts in Near Fine condition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Enciclopedia Cattolica.

      Sansoni., Firenze. 1948 - Ente per l'Enciclopedia Cattolica e per il libro cattolico. Dedicata a Pio XII. Opera completa di 12 voll., in 4°, in p. tela ed. Lettere e fregi in oro.sui piatti ed ai d.

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        Manuscript journal of a South African lady, returning after many years in England, including an account of her memories 'of the Cape as a girl'.

      Dated 'Bellaire Private Hotel | Fish Hoek | Cape Province | Jan. 18th. / 48.' 18 January 1948 - 4to, 166 pp. In ruled 'University Exercise Book'. Text clear and complete. On lightly aged paper, tight, in shaky binding with worn boards. The identity of the diarist is unclear. Her husband is named 'Berten', and their are references to 'Minie' (daughter?) and 'Kate' (South African sister-in-law?). A loosely air mail letter may provide a clue to the identity of the diary's author. Dated 30 April 1962, it is written by P. J. Duncan of Newlands to Miss Ruth Ince-Jones (diarist's daughter) of Geneva, Switzerland. Biographical clues are hard to come by: the diarist and her husband were last in the country on a 'wonderful holiday' nine years previously, 'Berten' has a typewriter, and the couple are methodists. Divided into three main sections. The first main section, of 17 pp, sets out, for 'Mrs. Mitchell', 'some of my memories of the Cape as a girl, & thats a long while ago'. Possibly written after the other two main sections, as it would appear to duplicate some of the accounts in them. As throughout the rest of the journal, the memories are universally blissful, but specific details are hard to come by. (For example, 'My next memory is of starlight when I used to feel the stars so near - only to put up my hands to clasp them.') One of her memories is of 'the flower sellers, colored women & an occasional man who brought their flowers to town on Sat. morning were allowed to sell them at the edge of the pavement on the side of Adderly St.' Describes a visit to 'the Zulu Reserve in the Valley of a thousand Hills & saw the Zulus in their natural environment. We went into the subchief Gogodas' Kraal a large round hut & saw his daughters grinding corn in the way they have done for centuries. Gogoda was 65 & was just about to take his 3rd. wife - he had to give 20 head of cattle for her & each one was worth over £10.' The second main section, of 110 pp, is dated at the start from the Bellaire Private Hotel, Fish Hoek, Cape Province, 18 January 1948. Irregularly dated, to at least 2 May. The mood of this and the third section is universally light, contented, and wistful, with descriptions of sightseeing, pleasant pastimes and happy visits to numerous individuals, the whole bringing into focus the privileged life led by the whites of apartheid South Africa. For example, on 15 February, 'B called on Mr. Timberlake, I waited on beach - then on to Dalebrook where I tried to recapture girlish thrills - paddled - could find no shells.' The previous day the diarist writes, in an entry that gives an indication of the volume's tone: 'A week since I wrote this diary. The days are passing so quickly & each has brought its own pleasures. This seems to be a still morning, with beautiful sunshine. Last Sat. B. & J. found Miss Stephen after a long walk & arranged for her to have tea with us when Miriam & Douglas came. We were tired so we went to the Lavender Tearooms & had fruit salad & ice cream. I was fortunate in getting Clydella for Joy. There was a Penguin on the rocks being stroked by a young girl. I bathed in pool and screambled over rocks to see Penguin which had come to this rock - children about 10 & 11 years helped me over the rocks - water was cold. Had rest after lunch & had to hurry for train. Elizabeth gave us pastry for lunch which was very good, pears in jelly icecream peaches - 9.30 train home. S.E blowing wind strong & cold.' Begins 'Well, here we are at last. It seems so long since we left England and it is so difficult to think of rain, the cold & all the shortages & hardships we have left behind. Here the sun is shining - there is a gentle breeze and an abundance of good food.' Entry for 22 January indicates the length of her absence from South Africa: 'Cape Town seemed small to me - did not feel bewildered as I did 12 yrs ago.' Rare and patronising references to non-whites (for example 'Hottentots [.] beautiful with a purple sheen' and 'Zulu huts on sides of hills, ground tilled to fences. Woman does all work & the girls helps [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      - Las botas de siete leguas. Viaje a la Alcarria.- Madrid, Revista de Occidente, 1948; en 4º menor tela, 1h., retrato, 2 hh. 226 pp. 1 hh. 24 láminas. Primera edición.

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        VIAJE A LA ALCARRIA (Fotos de Karl Wlasak).

      Rev. de Occidente, Madrid 1948 - 4ºM, 1 lám. (retr.), 226p, 1h, 49 fots. en láms. Rúst, peq. pérdidas en cubs. Intonso. - Primera edición. 1948

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        Autograph Note Signed ("John Dos Passos") to Alfred Eisenstaedt: "To Alfred Eisenstaedt in memory of a week in the dark green corn of Iowa and Nebraska. All sorts of good wishes"

      Omaha, july 17, 1948. 8vo (8-3/4 x 6-1/4 in.). Leaf from Eisenstaedt's notebook, recto only. Fine

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      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press,. 1948. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with hint of rubbing to tail of spine. panel and front corner tips and touch dust soiling to rear panel. The. trade issue of this book is rarely found inscribed or signed by. Heinlein. A sharp copy. (#106923). First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Heinlein to early SF fan Mrs. Arthur G. Archer on front free endpaper, and additionally signed by Heinlein on the title page. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-506. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 234. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 207-12. In 333.

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      EDITIONS A. RIVOIRE 1948 - RO30081986: 142 + 132 pages. Nombreux dessins en noir et blanc et en couleurs dans le texte et hors texte. Couverture contre pliée. Tranche en-tête rognée. Introduction de Frédéric Mistral Neveu. Illustrations originales de Joseph Belouze. Exemplaire N°288. In-4 Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840.091-XX ème siècle [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Paris, Editions Le Point du Jour 1948 - Livre d'occasion In-4, en feuilles, couverture illustrée, sous chemise éditeur avec cordonnets. Condition : Edition originale illustrée de 13 lithographies originales de Michaux, dont 1 à double page et la couverture. Le nôtre l'un des 250 ex. num. sur pur fil Johannot, portant le n° 183 (après 1 ex. sur Chine et 20 ex. sur Arches). Complet de la chemise à liens assortie de l'éditeur, très bel exemplaire. 200g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      J. Lambert & Cie., Paris 1948. Tirage limité a 750 exemplaires sur velin du Marais. Exemplaire Nº 661. - 1a Edición//////Algunas manchas de óxido en las cubiertas.//18,5x12. 23 págs.//Poesía, Vanguardias

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        Three years after he ordered the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan to end World War II, in preparation for a future war, President Truman approves the recommendation <I>?to accelerate the stockpiling of strategic and critical materials,? </I>including nuclear bombs

      Typed Letter Signed ?Harry S. Truman? as President, one page, 8? x 10.5?. On White House stationery watermarked with the presidential seal. The White House, Washington, July 16, 1948. In the form of a ?Memorandum for the Director, Bureau of the Budget? James E. Webb. Fine condition.In full, ?Attached is a copy of a Recommendation to the President by the National Security Resources Board on steps necessary to accelerate the stockpiling of strategic and critical materials (NSRB-R-11). I have approved this recommendation.?You will note that the recommendation includes a number of steps which should be taken by ?the appropriate government agencies?. In Mr. Hill?s covering letter he suggests that the Bureau of the Budget take the initiative to clarify the responsibilities of the various departments and agencies, and to bring about integration of responsibilities where necessary.?Will you please undertake an investigation of the responsibilities and activities of the va

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        Kinas Tradgardar. China and Gardens of Europe of the Eighteenth Century. DELUXE Swedish Edition. Two LEATHER Volumes. Gardens of China, by Osvald Siren

      Stockholm: Aktiebolaget Svensk Litteratur, 1948-1950 - Small folio, 31.5*25*8.7cm, wt:5.1kg, 850p. Leather spines and corners over marble boards, almost as new except for some slightest traces of use on covers. Top edges gilt. Volume I, published 1948; Volume 2, published 1950. TEXT IN SWEDISH. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le roi pêcheur.

      José Corti 1948 - - José Corti, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché sous étui. - Edition originale, un des 45 exemplaires numérotés sur Marais, tirage de tête. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous une chemise-étui en demi chagrin marine, titre, nom de l'auteur et date au palladium, dos lisse et plats de papier marbré, ensemble signé de T. Boichot. Agréable exemplaire. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Dead Ringer

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc,, 1948. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front board in black. With the dust jacket. Extremities slightly rubbed, light spotting to top edge of text block, endpapers a little toned. An excellent copy in a lightly rubbed and chipped jacket with minor spotting to rear panel. First edition, first printing, of the author&#39;s second Am and Ed Hunter novel.

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      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc.,. 1948. Octavo,. boards.. Some rubbing along lower board edges, a very good copy in bright,. fine dust jacket which is slightly taller than the book and a. vertical crease to spine panel along fold, perhaps an advance jacket.. (#126387). First edition. The second Am and Ed Hunter mystery and the author&#39;s second mystery novel.

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      Université de Grenoble, Allier Père et Fils Imprimeurs 1948 - RO40091320: 56 volumes reliés, et 15 volumes brochés. Illustrés de nombreux dessins, schémas et photos en noir et blanc, dans et hors texte. Certains volumes dans une reliure noir signée (Institut Catholique de Toulouse), avec titres, dates et tomaisons dorés sur les dos. Fragments du tome VIII de l'année 1896. Etiquettes annotées sur les dos des volumes reliés. Tampons et quelques annotations sur certains plats et pages de garde et de titre. 1896: quelques cahiers du tome VIII, n°2. Volumes à couverture rigide (1899-1923): 1899, t. XI, n°3. 1900, t. XII, n°1. 1901, t. XIII, n°2. 1902, t. XIV, n°1. 1903, t. XV, N°1. 1904, t. XVI, n°3. 1905, t. XVII, n° 3. 1906, t. XVIII, n° 1. 1907, t. XIX, n°2. 1908, t. XX, n°2. 1909, t. XXI, n° 2. 1910, t. XII, n°3. 1911, t. XXIII, n° 1. 1912, t. XXIV, n°2. 1913, t. XXV, n°3. 1914, t. XXVI, n°2. 1915, t. XXVII, n°1. 1916, t. XXVIII, n°1. 1917, t. XXIX, n° 1-2. 1918, t. XXX, n°1. 1919, t. XXXI, n°1. 1920, t. XXXII, n°2. 1922, t. XXXIII, n°2. 1923, t. XXXIV, n°2. Section Lettres-Droit, à couverture rigide: 1928, t. V, n°2-3. 1929, t. VI, n°1, n°2, n°3. à reliure noire: 1930, t. 7. 1931, t. 8. 1932, t. 9. 1937, t. 14. 1938, t. 15. 1939, t. 16. 1940, t. 17. 1942, t. 18. 1943, t. 19. 1944, t. 20. 1945, t. 21. 1946, t. 22 + t. 22. brochés: 1933, t. X, n°1-2, n°3. 1934, t. XI, n°1-3. 1935, t. XII, n°1-3. 1931, t. XIII. Section Sciences-Médecine, à couverture rigide: 1924, t. I, n°1, n°2, n°3. 1925, t. II, n°2. à reliure noire: 1937, t. 14. 1938, t. 15. 1939, t. 16. 1940, t. 17. 1942, t. 18. 1943, t. 19. 1944, t. 20. 1945, t. 21. brochés: 1930, t. VII, n°1, n°2-3. 1931, t. VIII, n°1, n°2-3. 1932, t. IX, n°2-3. 1933, t. X, n°1-2, n°3. 1934, t. XI, n°1-3. 1935, t. XII, n°1-3. 1936, t. XIII. Section Sciences-naturelles, à reliure noire: 1946, t. 22. Section Mathématiques-Physique, à reliure noire: 1946, t. 22. 1947-48, t. 23. In-8 Relié. Bon état. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur bon état Classification Dewey : 500-SCIEN [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Jacques Villon ou L'Art Glorieux

      Louis Carre, Paris 1948 - No. 111 of the limited edition. 7 coloured lithographs signed in the plate by Jacques Villon, pulled by Mourlot. Printed on Velin d'Arches. A written dedication to the scholar and translator of Flaubert, Francis Steegmuller, signed and dated by Villon. Soft-bound in a hard case with a slip cover. Business card enclosed: "Hommage de l'Editeur." The hard cover spine slightly brown, the slip case worn. The book itself and the lithographs are as new. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        A Farewell to Arms.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. - First Edition, 1948. First Edition Thus. Hanneman A8J. 1/5300 copies. Very Fine in light grey cloth, fore-edge untrimmed, spine label, in slipcase of same grey color, with card label affixed to side panel. With Illustrations by Daniel Rasmusson. 363pp. With a new Introduction by Hemingway for this edition. Not a difficult book to find, but nearly impossible in this condition--virtually as new. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres completes /35 volumes

      Andre martel, 1948 in8 cartonnage editeur

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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd.,, 1948&#150;54. [The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.] 6 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With diagrams and tables throughout the text. An excellent set handsomely bound. First editions of Churchill&#39;s masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". A man who had always primarily made his living by his pen, Churchill was the only major war leader to give an authoritative account of the conflict, and his ringing phrases seeped into the collective memory. As J. H. Plumb noted: "Churchill the historian lies at the very heart of all historiography of the Second World War, and will always remain there&#133; [we still] move down the broad avenues which he drove through war&#39;s confusion and complexity.

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        The Second World War - [Complete in 6 volumes]

      London : Cassell (1948-1954) - 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. Previous 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. 4 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flowers From Foreign Lands, Flowers From The Holy Land, Favourite Field Flowers 1848, Favourite Field Flowers 1850 - 4 Volumes

      Houlston & Stoneman, London 1948 - Flowers from Foreign Lands; their History and Botany 1853, Flowers From the Holy Land; being an Account of the Chief Plants Named in Scripture 1851, Favourite Field Flowers; or Wild Flowers of England Popularly Described, 2 volumes, 1st and 2nd series, 1848 and 1850, together 4 volumes each with twelve hand coloured plates, some close-trimmed, marbled edges, uniformly bound in contemporary crimson half calf/marbled boards. Rubbing to edges. Gilt text and decoration to spines. (YBP Ref: 2388/31 15) Size: 16mo - over 53/4" - 63/4" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Second World War - [Complete in 6 volumes]

      London : Cassell (1948-1954) - 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. Previous 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. 4 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston; 1948-1953 - Complete in six volumes housed in the rare publisher's original wooden box. Vol. #1 THE GATHERING STORM,784pp., THEIR FINEST HOUR, 751pp., THE GRAND ALLIANCE, 903pp., THE HINGE OF FATE,1000pp., THE CLOSING RING, 749pp., TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY, 800pp., A very nice set in dust jackets showing very light edge wear; volumes one and three with slight fading to spines. No names, bookplates or foxing. This is only the second set we have ever seen in the original publisher's wooden box and quite scarce. All dust jackets are very good and bright, volume 6 dust jacket is price-clipped; all others show the price of $6.00. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Second World War / Winston S. Churchill [complete in 6 volumes]

      London : Cassell (1948-1954) - Physical desc.: 6 v. : illus. ; 22 cm. 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. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes. Errata and corrigenda slip tipped in at p.610, vol. 1. Summary: Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. Near fine cloth copies in good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrappers, now mylar-sleeved. Some minor surface marks evident to cloth of vols. 2-6. Light spots of foxing to prelims of vols. 1 & 2. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 5 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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        If This Be Treason

      (Siena: Printed for Olga Rudge by Tip. Nuova. 1948). First edition. Octavo. Printed green stapled wrappers. Stated limited edition. Ownership signature of Pound&#39;s Belfast friend Allan Seaton, a bit of sunning and smudging to the wrappers, a very good copy. One of approximately 300 numbered copies, this copy hand numbered as number 50. Consists of several essays: "E.E Cummings," "E.E.Cummings/examined," "James Joyce: to his memory," "A French Accent," "Canto 45," and "Blast." .

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      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.

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        122 Colour Photographs / 122 Farvefotographier

      (Copenhagen): Schoenberg Publishers. (1948). First. First edition. Folio. Text in English and Danish. Slight bump at the top of the front board, still fine in an attractive, very good dustwrapper, with a modest dampstain on the front panel, and some scattered tears and small chips. Very uncommon, especially in jacket. Parr and Badger, The Photobook Volume 1, p. 202-203. .

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      Duell, Sloan & Pearce, New York 1948 - Publisher Merle Armitage's Presentation Copy To The Great "Artist Of The Book", E. McKnight-Kauffer With A Follow-Up Inscription McKnight-Kauffer. First Edition. 8vo. Original printed boards, black cloth, spine printed in gilt somewhat rubbed & faded & worn at the tips, top edge marked & lacking the dustwrapper. With Printed photographs of Miller, Durrell & Perles pasted to ffe. Notwithstanding condition issues, A great PUBLISHER'S PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION on the second prelim: "To E. McKnight-Kauffer, Xmas, 1948 from Merle Armitage - further inscribed by Kauffer, to Virginia McCrolan, dated 2/ 18/49 Shifreen & Jackson A66a. A Nice Association Copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        VIDA EJEMPLAR Y HERÓICA DE MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, con Mil Documentos hasta ahora Inéditos y numerosas Ilustraciones y Grabados de la Epoca por .

      Inst. Ed. Reus, Madrid 1948 - 1ª ed. 19x26.5. 7 vols. de cxxx pp. 1h. 477pp. 2h.; 592pp. 2h.; 599pp. 2h.; 541pp. 1h.; 643pp. 2h.; 561pp. 1h. y 819pp. 1h. Profucamente ilus. con reproducciones de documentos, grabados, mapas, etc. Plena guaflex editorial. Textos orlado; en papel couché. Muy buen ejemplar. Obra monumental. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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