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        Dark Carnival

      Hamish Hamilton, UK 1948 - Spine moderately cocked. Binding firm. Edges of pages yellowing. Front free end page missing. DJ has small pieces out (the largest being 1/4") at top of spine. 1/4" piece of scotch tape on inner edge of front flap, and a similarly-sized piece of scotch tape reinforcing the inner side of the DJ spine. 3/4" tear at bottom rear edge of DJ near spine, repaired with scotch tape on the inner side. Not all the stories from the US edition are included. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dark Carnival (SIGNED)

      Hamish Hamilton, London 1948 - 8vo, 271pp. Publisher's original dark green cloth covered boards in extremely good condition overall. Silver titles to spine. There is a minor bruise at the spine head/back board corner and another at the spine tail/back board corner. There is a hint of dust soiling along the top and bottom edges of the boards and some light spotting to the edges of the text block. The binding is very tight and square. Internally, the ffep has a biro inscription underneath which is the AUTHOR'S SIGNATURE, dated 25th August 1990. There is light sporadic foxing to the first five and last three pages, and also to the page edges. Otherwise, the pages are very clean and free from any marks or blemishes. The original dramatic dust jacket, illustrated by Michael Ayrton, is price clipped and is now protected in a removable plastic sleeve - not shown in the images. Three fore edge corners and the spine corners are lightly rubbed with minor loss. There is minor chipping to the spine head and tail with some surface loss as well at the spine tail - see images. There is a 2.5cm closed tear down the from the top of the front joint and a 1cm rubbed line further down the joint. There is some light soiling to the rear fore edge, light soiling to the back with some light foxing and one small finger-print sized foxed spot. In all, this is a very good plus copy of an increasingly scarce UK edition of this classic sci-fi book, seldom found with the author¿s signature. If you would like any further information or images, please do not hesitate to ask. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dark Carnival

      Hamish Hamilton, London, United Kingdom 1948 - Green cloth with silver title to spine. Book is slightly cocked, and bottom corners bumped. Small crease (about 1/4") at bottom corner of first two pages. Few internal foxing spots to endpapers. Fore-edge and bottom edge lightly speckled. Binding tight. Dust wrapper price clipped (presumably by publishers as a price (5s) is printed above the chipped area. Chipping to top of spine with some loss. Closed tear about 1/2 inch at top of spine at joint with rear panel, and a smaller closed tear at the bottom. rubbed area about 3/8" at top of joint of front panel and flap, and a tear about 1/2" at the bottom. Some browning and creasing along top edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original Watercolor of New Yorker Magazine Cover October 16, 1948

      11.25" x 16", matted and framed to 20.25" x 27.5" Fine. Original cover illustration for the October 16, 1948 issue of New Yorker magazine. A woman in fur coat eagerly addressing a crowd from a top a truck "Vote! Straight Ticket!" The United States election of 1948 is considered to be one of the greatest election upset in American History. Democratic candidate Harry S. Truman was predicted by almost every poll to fall to Republican candidate Thomas E. Dewey. Despite a three way split in his own party Truman won the vote largely in part to the voting participation of women and minorities. .

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        The Road Through the Wall

      Farrar and Straus, New York. 1948 - 271 pages. First edition, first printing. Dust jacket art by Paul Galdone. Her first book. Near fine book with slight shelf wear to the bottom edge in a near fine dust jacket with the corners slightly worn. A beautiful copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Walden Two

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1948. First Edition, First Printing, as stated on the copyright page. In Very Good condition, in a Very Good dust jacket with two corners clipped on the front flap, though the price of $3.00 still intact, as seems to be common with this title. Clean text. Light offsetting to end papers. Sound binding. Bumped corners and spine ends, rubbing to cloth and gilt stamping. The dust jacket shows rubbing and light edge wear, with a scrape at the bottom of the spine panel and soiling to the rear. Presents well. First Edition, First Printing.

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        The Second World War, Volume I, The Gathering Storm, a pre-publication galley proof with comments

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1948 - This exciting find is a galley proof of the first volume of Churchill's history of the Second World War. This offers a snapshot of Churchill's masterwork being prepared for publication. This is the only such galley proof we have seen on the market in memory. In July 1945, so near the victory he did so much to secure, Churchill lost the premiership to the Labour Party. Writing his history of the Second World War consumed most of the years he spent as Leader of the Opposition, before his second premiership in late 1951. Seldom, if ever, has a statesman had such singular ability to both make and write history. The sixth and final volume of The Second World War would not be published until 1953 - the year Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. A galley proof is an early printing of a work, usually produced after a manuscript has been typeset but before proofreading. They are typically printed for the author, editors, and proof readers. They are normally produced on long sheets of paper with wide margins (for comments) and bound inexpensively. While galley proofs can also be used by publicists or sent to book reviewers, their primary purpose is the editing process. More polished Advance Reading Copies (ARC) come later, more closely resemble the final published form, and are typically produced in greater numbers for circulation to reviewers. This galley proof of The Gathering Storm measures 12 by 7 inches and bulks 1.5 inches. It is produced on long, single-sided sheets, untrimmed at the top and bottom edges and unpaginated. The manuscript is bound in plain brown paper with a simple title and author label printed black on white paper affixed to the front cover. It is printed with wide blank side margins, with the text occupying a centered column 4.25 inches wide. Textual differences between the U.S. (true first) edition and the later British first edition attest that this is a U.S. edition galley. This galley was evidently produced early enough in the pre-publication process that it lacks the preface, table of contents, acknowledgements, moral of the work, theme of the volume, and maps and diagrams of the published text. The text appears to closely conform to that of the published version. This copy bears extensive comments which appear likely to have been made by an early stage reviewer, whose identity is unknown, as is the precise date of publication. However, we know that "The Gathering Storm" title was not selected until at least early February 1948, with publication of the U.S. edition on 21 June 1948. The extensive margin comments appear consistent with those of a reviewer than those of an editor or proofreader. The reader's comments and underlining are in pencil, extending 29 pages into the text. A total of 17 pages bear notation and/or comments, these being pages 1, 3, 4, 6, 9-11, 14, 15, 20, 22-24, 26-29. All notations appear consistent in style and handwriting, indicating that they were made by a single reader. Several margin comments either dissent with or augment certain points of history addressed in the narrative, particularly with respect to the deficiencies and draconian demands of the Treaty of Versailles. The reader shows detailed knowledge of events, as comments sometimes name specific individuals. Moreover, there is some indication that the comments may be those of an American reader, since there is sharp criticism of England both expressed and implied, as well positive comment about Wilson; however, this is interpretative speculation. Overall condition is very good given the perishable nature of such an item. The brown paper binding is square, tight, clean, and complete, though dog-eared at the corners and with some wear and separation at the spine ends. The contents are clean and bright with some wear at the page edges of the first few dozen pages of text, as well as the final few pages. A hint of spotting is confined to the text block fore edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Plague

      London: Hamish Hamilton. (1948). First. First English edition. Tiny ink name on the front fly, and the usual patterned sunning to the spine (through the jacket) else near fine in near fine dustwrapper with tiny nicks and tears at the corners of the spine and minor tape-repair inside on top edge folds. Striking Michael Ayrton jacket illustration. A classic novel of dignity and camaraderie in the face of a devastating epidemic. Basis for the 1992 film La Peste with William Hurt, Robert Duvall, and Raul Julia. Camus's subtle and compassionate convictions and philosophy earned him a Nobel Prize for Literature at the age of 43 -- he was killed in an auto accident three years later. A nicer than usual copy. Connolly 100. .

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        Kiss Tomorrow Good-Bye.

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

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      Unknown., 1948. Matted and framed original artwork for The Case of the Dangra Millions, Sexton Lake Library book number 189. 18 1/2" X 17 3/8" in total size. Depicts in full color, a man with a gun hiding behind a door, who has just knocked unconscious a listener at the door with the butt end of the pistol, while a young woman and her male companion look on. Colorful and attractive.

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        Pompes Funèbres [ Edition Originale Numérotée sur Pur Fil ]

      Sans Non d' Editeur, Sans Lieu 1948 - Edition originale publiée "Aux dépens de quelques amateurs, à Bikini" (en fait Paul Morihien). Un des 450 exemplaires sur Vélin Pur Fil numérotés (celui-ci n° 360), second papier après 20 sur Murier. Pas d' achevé d' imprimer ; couverture rempliée. A noter : ex-libris contrecollé (représentant une femme nue) sur la page de garde, dos très légèrement jauni. RARE et RECHERCHé. REMISE en MAIN PROPRE POSSIBLE à PARIS. Size: 17 x 26 cms. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Super meteo(rum libris commentaria). Habes solertissime lector in hoc codice Aristotelis Stagirite libros meteororum cum duplici interpretatione antiqua et Francisci Vatabili. Venedig, Lucantonio Giunta 1537. Gr. 4°. 12 Bll., 69 num. Bll., mit wdh. Holzschnitt- Druckermarke, 1 Textfigur und mehreren kleinen Holzschn.- Initialen, Prgt. d. Zt.

      - Camerini, Annali dei Giunti 359 - Cranz-Schmitt, A bibliography of Aristotle editions, S.27 - nicht in Adams u. Houzeau-L.- Der Kommentar ?In libros Meteorologicorum expositio? entstand in den Jahren 1269-72. Von den 4 Büchern stammen nach Grabmann, "Die Werke des hl. Thomas Von Aquin" S. 278 nur Bd. 1 u. 2 bis lectio 10 von Thomas von Aquin selbst, während der übrige Teil und das 3. Buch von Petrus von Alvernia stammen. Der Autor des 4. Buches kann nicht mit Sicherheit festgestellt werden, möglicherweise ist es Johannes Quidort von Paris.- Vorliegende Ausgabe erstmals mit den Auslegungen des Franciscus Vatabilus.- Tls. etw. fleckig, Rücken erneuert, sonst schönes Exemplar.# With (repeated) woodcut printer`s device, 1 text figure and several small woodcut initials, contemporary vellum.-Camerini, Annali dei Giunti 359 - Cranz-Schmitt, A bibliography of Aristotle editions, p.27 - not in Adams &. Houzeau-L.- The commentary on Aristotle's Meteorology "In libros Meteorologicorum expositio" was created in the years 1269-72. Present copy edited by Thomas Philaretus of Fivizzano; first time with the interpretations of Franciscus Vatabilus.- "St. Thomas did the exposition of Book I and of II up to lectio 8; Petrus de Avernia commented on the remainder of Book II and on III; possibly Jean Quidort did Book IV." (See Bourke, New York 1948).- Partly slightly stained, back renewed, otherwise fine copy.

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        The Story of American Golf: Its Champions and Its Championships

      Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York 1948 - "To: Joseph E. Davies(Franklin D. Roosevelt's Ambassor to Russsia during WWII) From: His old and devoted friend.also, another divet digger. Stephen T. Early( Press secrectary to Franklin D. Roosevelt. 1933-1945.)interesting inscription that enhances the value of this important golf book by herbert warren wind. dj has large chip. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Sang d'un poète

      Editions du Rocher 1948 - In-8 broché, 106 p., publication richement accompagnée de photographies de Sacha Masour, proposant la mise en livre du "poème cinématographique" qu'est Le Sang d'un poète, belle typographie et impression en deux couelurs (noir et rouge), E.O., un des 2800 ex. numérotés sur Vélin Hélio, le nôtre porte un envoi et un dessin original à la plume de Jean Cocteau ; excellent état. Cocteau Jean [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Barcelona 1948, Obr. 192 S. zahlreiche Abb. im Text und auf Tafeln, 4to; Ex. 248 / 381; mit handschriftlicher Signatur. .

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      0 - MICHAEL HAGUE ORIGINAL PUBLISHED DOUBLE PAGE ILLUSTRATION FROM "THE WIZARD OF OZ" MICHAEL HAGUE, (AMERICAN 1948-DATE) A STUNNING DETAILED PUBLISHED ILLUSTRATION OF THE LION, DOROTHY, TOTO, THE SCARECROW AND THE TIN MAN FROM THE SCENE IN WHICH THE LION MAKES HIS APPEARANCE AND "With one blow of his paw he sent the Scarecrow spinning over and over to the edge of the road."! WATERCOLOR ON BOARD, 22¿X 12.75¿ ART IMAGE SIZE, UNFRAMED Stunning Published Original watercolor illustration on board by Michael Hague for L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz. This piece depicts one of the more memorable scenes in which the Lion makes his appearance and "With one blow of his paw he sent the Scarecrow spinning over and over to the edge of the road."! The piece was rendered with stunning colors with the Tin man literally appearing to glow. This illustration appeared in the book as one of the few large double page spreads, and is a beautifully detailed piece by one of the leading American illustrators from one of the most important pieces of fantasy literature in the 20th century. The illustration is signed lower left, below the lion. The art is in overall excellent condition. Unframed, and has a beige mat loosely placed on top. PROVENANCE: The art was purchased from an Auction House who was commissioned to sell several original illustrations by Michael Hague. A copy of the original bill of sale will be included with the piece, and will provide both provenance and authenticity for the art. This piece is SIGNED by Michael Hague lower left. The art is in great condition and would be stunning framed. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for additional original illustration art and rare books. Please note-INTERNATIONAL shipping will be $150.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Second World War

      Cassell & Co, London 1948 - FIRST ENGLISH EDITIONS OF CHURCHILL'S MASTERPIECE, SIGNED TWICE BY CHURCHILL. Signed "Winston S. Churchill / 1950" on the half-title of volume I and on the flyleaf of volume II. With sheet of Churchill's Chartwell letterhead with typed message "Returned with Mr. Churchill's Compliments" and dated "15 May, 1950" laid in. With original owner (and presumed recipient) John L. Armstrong's signature on volumes I-V (and dated with the corresponding date of publication in four volumes). 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 near-fine, dust jackets with toning and edgewear to spines. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Figure-Prints of Japan.

      Sydney, Australia Beacon Press 1948 - Folio. 53pp. One of forty deluxe copies, signed by the author. A lovely production, illustrated with thirty-six color plates. The plates are genuine prints: beautifully made modern reproductions of the originals, done in Japan. The text traces the rise and fall of the Ukiyo-ye school of Japanese wood-engraving, from its origins with the artist Moronobu in the seventeenth century, to its decline under Western influences in the nineteenth century. Ukiyo-ye is translated as "pictures of the floating world," and prints of this genre depict the carefree pleasures of life: a world of entertainment and beauty, beyond mundane, everyday concerns. Ukiyo-ye challenged the traditional aristocratic and courtly schools of painting, and the plates depict people of the lower classes, including actors and courtesans, the finely-dressed beauties of the city, and tea-house waitresses. Artists of this school featured in Barnett's work include Utamaro, Shunsho, Harunobu, and Kiyonaga. Sumptuously bound in silk brocade, backed in gilt-ruled vellum. The endpapers bear prints of a woman carrying an umbrella, surrounded by borders of red maple leaves. A few very faint spots of offsetting from the plates, else a very fine copy. With the armorial bookplate of Bernard Gore Brett and a small, unobtrusive bookseller's label to front pastedown. An enchanting introduction to the art form. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      McClelland & Stewart, Toronto 1948 - The Complete Set of INDIAN FILE BOOKS. Toronto. McClelland & Stewart, 1948-1958. Cloth & various coloured patterned paper over boards. Designed by Paul Arthur, the managing editor of HERE AND NOW, typographically the most innovative & striking periodical of the 1940's. The series was more or less an annual collections of the best poetry of each year & was of colossal importance in the 1950's. Indian File 1, Daniells, Roy DEEPER INTO THE FOREST [1948]. Indian File 2, Finch, Robert THE STRENGTH OF THE HILLS [1948]. Indian File 3, Reaney, James THE RED HEART [1949]. Indian File 4, Wreford, James OF TIME AND THE LOVER [1950]. Indian File 5, Bailey, A.C. BORDER RIVER [1952]. Indian File 6, Anderson, Patrick THE COLOUR AS NAKED [1953]. Indian File 7, Page, P.K. THE METAL AND THE FLOWER [1954]. Indian File 8, Webb, Phyllis EVEN YOUR RIGHT EYE [1956]. Indian File 9, Glassco, John. THE DEFICIT MADE FLESH [1958]. Fine copies in very good or better dustwrappers showing light use. The Finch & Wreford books are Review Copies with the publisher's slip present. The Reaney is signed & the Glassco is a fine inscribed presentation copy. Nine volumes. While individual volumes of several titles are quite common, a few are very scarce & complete sets are difficult to assemble. $2650 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Just William's Luck

      Newnes, London 1948 - Dust jacket slightly faded to spine but otherwise bright and exceptionally rare in this condition. Book covers minimally faded [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      George Visat, Paris 1948. - 1a Edición////Ilustrado con dibujos de Christian Alanore.//Perfecto estado. Muy buen ejemplar.//18x21. 67 págs.//Narrativa Universal, Vanguardias

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        Derrière Le Miroir N° 14 - 15.

      Maeght 1948 - 7 Lithographies originales en couleurs de Miro. Second tirage de la première édition (Sans mention), souvent décrite comme la première, bel exemplaire. Cramer " Miro, Les livres illustrés" N° 16.

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      - Paris LEVASSEUR 1948 . Deux volumes in 8 de 181 pp et 181 pp , ornés de 69 aquarelles de Sylvain SAUVAGE , gravés par POILLIOT , coloriées par BEAUFUME . Reliures demi chagrin à coins , 4 nerfs ornés , bleu nuit , dans un étui assorti , couvertures conservées . Dos légèrement passé . 137 x 223 mm . Un des 70 exemplaires sur VELIN d ' ARCHES avec une suite en noir des 69 illustrations . ( n ° 86 ).Très bel ensemble . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris: Georges Visat 1948 - First edition, first printing. Number 46 of only 186 numbered copies printed on velin d’Arches (of a total edition of 225). 20 etchings by Christiane Alanore. A near fine copy in wrappers, a couple of pages showing a thin strip of very light spotting to the edges (not affecting text or illustration) housed in the publisher’s lightly worn and marked slipcase. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        1. Physical principles involved in transistor action. 2. The theory of p-n junctions in semiconductors and p-n junction transistors. 3. Communication theory of secrecy systems.

      1948 - First Comprehensive Report on the Transistor, with Shannon's Foundation of Modern Cryptography(1) Bardeen, John (1908-91) and Brattain, Walter (1902-87). Physical principles involved in transistor action. In Bell System Technical Journal 28, no. 2 (April 1949): 239-77. (2) Shockley, William (1910-89). The theory of p-n junctions in semiconductors and p-n junction transistors. In ibid.: 435-89. (3) Shannon, Claude (1916-2001). Communication theory of secrecy systems. In ibid.: 656-715. Whole volume. iv, 753, [1], v-viii pp. Illustrated. 221 x 148 mm. Library buckram. Very good. Library stamps and label on endpapers.(1) First Editions. No. (1), Bardeen and Brattain's paper, is the first comprehensive report on the point-contact transistor, created in December 1947 and announced in three brief papers published in the Physical Review in 1948. The transistor gradually replaced the bulkier vacuum tube, allowing heat reduction and miniaturization of electronic devices. Transistors began to be employed on a large scale in computer manufacturing in the late 1950s; they were eventually miniaturized and incorporated into microprocessors.Bardeen and Brattain shared the 1956 Nobel Prize for physics with William Shockley (see below) for their investigations of semiconductors (the materials of which transistors are made) and for their discovery of the transistor. Origins of Cyberspace 450.No. (2) is a detailed account of the junction transistor invented by Shockley shortly after Bardeen and Brattain's invention of the point-contact transistor. Shockley's design marked a substantial improvement over the point-contact transistor, whose "delicate mechanical configuration would be difficult to manufacture in high volume with sufficient reliability" (Computer History Museum, "The silicon engine: A timeline of semiconductors in computers" [internet reference]). Shockley disagreed with Bardeen and Brattain's explanation of how the transistor worked, claiming that "positively charged holes could also penetrate through the bulk germanium material-not only trickle along a surface layer. Called 'minority carrier injection,' this phenomenon was crucial to operation of his junction transistor, a three-layer sandwich of n-type and p-type semiconductors separated by p-n junctions. This is how all 'bipolar' junction transistors work today" (ibid.). Bell Laboratories began manufacturing junction transistors in quantity in 1951; they dominated the market for many years. Magill, Nobel Prize Winners: Physics, pp. 675-704.No. (3), Shannon's discussion of cryptography from the viewpoint of information theory, "is one of the foundational treatments (arguably the foundational treatment) of modern cryptography. It is also a proof that all theoretically unbreakable ciphers must have the same requirements as the one-time pad [a secret random key used only once]" (Wikipedia). Shannon published an earlier version of his cryptography research in the classified report A Mathematical Theory of Cryptography (Memorandum MM 45-110-02, Bell Laboratories, Sept. 1, 1945). Shannon, Collected Papers, no. 25. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Yom ha-Medinah: Marking Israel's Declaration of Independence-May 1948

      Jerusalem 1948 - Newspaper. Yom ha-Medinah. Jerusalem, May 14, 1948. 2 pp. 16 1/2 x 22 in., unframed. Excerpt"The General Assembly of the United Nations passed a resolution authorizing the establishment of a Jewish state . . . by reason of our natural and historic right, we hereby proclaim the establishment of.the State of Israel." Historical BackgroundOn May 14, 1948, "the last day of foreign rule", the Hebrew newspapers in Palestine published a joint issue titled Yom ha-Medinah, "The Day of the State," announcing the establishment of the State of Israel.The front page contains the entire Israeli Declaration of Independence, signed that day by the members of the Provisional State Council, as well as an announcement that all the regulations of the British "White Paper" of 1939 are null and void.In April, the 13-member National Administration and a National Council had voted to appoint a committee of five to draft the Declaration of Independence. The council then voted unanimously to approve the Declaration written by the five-member commission. Israel's National Council and representatives from a variety of other agencies met in Tel Aviv Museum Hall to sign the Declaration on their actual Independence day. By contrast, America's Declaration was not engrossed and signed until a month after July 4, 1776. Also, the names of the 37 signers of Israel's Declaration were immediately published, while in America the names of the signers did not appear in print until the next year. Another contrast is the visual record. Photographs (published here) and film show the moment of Israeli independence. There were no images from July 4, 1776-the ubiquitous picture of the signing was painted by John Trumbull in 1817-1819 as he imagined it.ConditionGood. Some folds reinforced, three pieces loose but present, only one affecting text.

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      - SEUSS,DR. THIDWICK THE BIG-HEARTED MOOSE. NY: Random House (1948). 4to, pictorial boards, Fine in dw with chip at head of spine, with Junior Literary Guild on spine of dw and book and with price intact. Despite the Junior Literary Guild imprint, this is a 1st ed. 1st issue with 8 line copyright notice that includes the lithographer's name and with the background of the dustwrapper done in a striped design as opposed to solid blue. A beautiful copy of an early Seuss title in excellent condition and with great color illus. on every page. Younger/Hirsch 77 variant. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ludwiga, Karla (Karel Ludwig). Fotografie.

      Ceskoslovenske Filmove Nakladatelstvi, Prag. 1948.. 4°. OBrosch. unp.. Ränder leicht berieben. Kleiner, schön hinterlegter Einriss im Umschlag, insgesamt schönes Expl.

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        The Second World War, full set of six British first editions

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good/Near fine. Here is a collector-worthy full set of British first editions of The Second World War, 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." Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. Consequently, superior jacketed sets have become scarce. Here is a collector-worthy full set of British first editions featuring very good plus volumes in near-fine plus dust jackets. What distinguishes this set is the unusually bright jackets with particularly bright spines. One has to have seen many jacketed sets - as we have - to appreciate truly bright jacket spines on the rare occasions that such survivors appear. All six dust jackets are bright and complete with no losses and unclipped front flaps that retain the original prices. Spine presentation is excellent. The dust jackets retain bright red spine titles and show none of the usual toning - really no color shift at all between the jacket faces and spines, which is quite rare. Only Volume III, the Grand Alliance, shows the merest hint of any dulling, and even this jacket is a notably fresh example. Barely discernible wear at a few spine ends is the only flaw we find to report. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. The coarse black cloth bindings of the books themselves are uniformly tight, square, and clean, with bright spine gilt. We note a few tiny corner bumps. The contents are clean with no previous ownership marks and no internal spotting. The red stained top edges show varied sunning, but all top edges retain color, varying from dark pink in the early volumes to red in the final volumes. There is moderate spotting to the page edges of all six volumes. Please note that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        General Eisenhower?s signed D-Day Orders to his troops bound in a limited numbered First Edition of his ?Crusade in Europe?

      D-Day Order of the Day signed ?Dwight D. Eisenhower,? one page, 6.5? x 9.5?. Bound in before the title page of ?Crusade in Europe? by Dwight D. Eisenhower, 559 pages, 6.5? x 9.5?. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1948. ?First Edition? stated on copyright page. ?This edition is limited / to one thousand four hundred and twenty-six / numbered and signed copies, / of which one thousand four hundred and one / are for sale. / This is number? with ?897? in ink. The tan cloth covers and spine are rippled and stained. The pages preceding the text as well as the index pages in the back of the book are rippled. In custom made slipcase.Order of the Day 6 June 1944. Headed ?Supreme Headquarters / Allied Expeditionary Force.? In full,?Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force !You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving peop

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Other Voices Other Rooms

      Random House, New York 1948 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST PRINTING" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by Truman Capote on a laid in signature. A stunning copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO chips or pieces missing. This First Issue dustjacket has the $2.75 printed price present with a hint of wear to the edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A fabulous copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED Capote First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Babe Ruth Story

      New York: E. P. Dutton. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1948. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Signed by Babe Ruth on the half title page, purchased from a long time editor at Dutton, this item comes with a Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA and has been "permanently marked with an invisible DNA daub that will fluoresce under a patented laser lamp." You can buy with the assurance that you are purchasing an authentic Ruth signed item. The book is in very good to very good + condition,. There are two jackets, the original first edition jacket with the $3.00 price that is a bit edgeworn and chipped along the top and has a large tear and fading along the bottom edge of the front panel. There is also twelfth printing jacket with a $4.95 price that is in very good + condition with moderate wear along the bottom edge and a label on the spine. This is truly a classic, collector's item. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Fallen Leaf Books]
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        Blueberries For Sal. SIGNED By Robert McCloskey

      , NY, The Viking Press, 1948. 11 1/8 X 8 3/4 First Edition Hardcover. Book condition: Very Good

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