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        The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks

      Doubleday & Company, 1948. Garden City: Doubleday and Company, Inc, 1948: First Edition, First Printing, with statement of "First Edition" present on the copyright page. In Very Good condition, lacking the dust jacket. Clean text, though pages are toned and show light foxing and a few creased corners. Small areas of discoloration to green end papers. Hinges slightly pulled. The boards are lightly curved, with the cloth lightly rubbed. Rubbing to spine end, light soiling. Small areas of abrasion to the cloth at center of spine and bottom edge of top board. Cloth shows rubbing and soiling, a faint cup ring, and a ding to the rear board. Stated First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Leipzig. Ein neuer Führer.

      Leipzig Bibliographischer Institut 1948 - First edition. 73pp, 3 maps, original pictorial red wrappers, a mint copy. This was the first post-War edition published by Baedeker. The three brothers were trying to rebuild the company after the war with limited means. Apparently some text on page 62 of " Leipzig " was altered after the Soviet authorities protested. However in this particular copy the pages are unchanged. Scarce. Hinrichsen N1. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Crusade in Europe

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1948. Garden City: Doubleday, 1948. First Edition. One of 1426 numbered copies signed by Eisenhower on the facsimile of the D-Day Order of the Day. A fine copy in the original acetate dust jacket (chipped), but lacking the publisher?s slipcase. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author to publisher Richard Simon, ?For Dick Simon - Whose wise counsel and kindly interest meant much to me in understanding the writing of this document. With best wishes and lasting regard from his friend/ Ike Eisenhower.? A one page typed letter to Simon is laid in. Writing on his [five star] ?DDE? personal stationery on Dec. 3, 1948, noting that he has a copy of this book for him and ?...that, regardless of the quality of the narrative, it is, mechanically, a fitting addition to your library.? Eisenhower responds to the suggestion that they play bridge, ?...the suggestion of bridge is always an attractive one for me, but when I shall get time to indulge is another matter...[there is] nothing so personally attractive as a game of bridge or even a chance just to sit and chin with a friend...? Signed in ink ?Ike? with one small ink correction in the text. Folded; fine.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        Crusade in Europe: A Personal account of World War II

      Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1948-01-01. Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1948-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower on Eisenhower's own presentational bookplate E. Huber Ulrich. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Minimal shelfwear. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        Westfalen. Hefte für Geschichte Kunst und Volkskunde. 27. - 75. Heft. 50 Bände + 2 Hefte.

      Münster, Aschendorff 1948 ( (- 1997)). 4° Leinen - Bände 27 bis 75. Es fehlt Band 72. Mit dem 15. Sonderheft: Mummenhoff. Die Profanbaukunst im Oberstift Münster von 1450 bis 1650. Hefte 74 und 75 kartoniert, sonst in Leinen gebunden. Sehr guter Zustand..

      [Bookseller: Krull GmbH - Versandantiquariat -]
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        Enjoyment of Living

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1948 - Inscribed by Eastman to his college roommate Ralph Erskine: "For Ralph, my poet-brother, from Max," dated in year of publication. Also laid in is a TLS on Eastman's letterhead to Ralph [Erskine] in Tryon, North Carolina, thanking him for a visit and recalling a conversation: ".it is good news that I persuaded you to be more chary of using the words that divide society into gangs.I felt the warm glow I used to when I was a kid going around reforming everybody." Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 603pp; illus. Clean, Very Good copy of the first edition, in lightly worn, unclipped dustjacket, Very Good or better. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Loved One. An Anglo-American Tragedy

      London: Chapman & Hall, [1948]. London: Chapman & Hall,, [1948]. Illustrated by Stuart Boyle. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout. Spine gently rolled, extremities a touch rubbed. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, number 66 of 250 numbered large-paper copies signed by both author and illustrator, this copy additionally inscribed by Waugh, "Mr. G. Edward Line's copy".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Loved One An Anglo-American Tragedy

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1948. London - Chapman and Hall, 1948 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A smart first edition of Waugh's The Loved One, The An Anglo-American Tragedy. Featuring original illustrated dustwrapper, and illustrated throughout by Stuart Boyle. Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh's, known as Evelyn Waugh,other works include his early satires Decline and Fall and A Handful of Dust. Waugh is widely recognised as one of the great prose stylists of the 20th century. Condition: In original cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, dustwrapper is sound, with minor fading to the spine, and very light chipping to the head of the spine. Cloth is smart and bright. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean, aside from light spotting to text block edge, not encroaching on text. Overall:VERY GOOD INDEEDwith aVERY GOODdustwrapper..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        LO SPETTATORE ITALIANO, rivista mensile politico - culturale 1948 - 1956 TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Bari - Roma, Laterza poi edito in proprio, 1948

      La rivista viene fondata a Roma il primo gennaio del 1948 e nel cliima e fervore della "ricostruzione", prende il prestigioso ed ambizioso titolo de LO SPETTATORE ITALIANO tentando di evocare i fasti dell'antico settecentesco THE SPECTATOR di Addison ma anche LO SPETTATORE ITALIANO dI Bottai nel 1924.(che suggeriva la via della cultura per legittimare proposte e scelte) Di ispirazione laica e democratica proponeva di smussare gli scontri determinati dalla guerra fredda ed un gruppo di intellettuali (cattolico - comunisti) , suggeriva già allora - accordi tra il mondo comunista e quello cattolico. Alla direzioine in ordine di tempo P. ANTONELLI e R. CRAVERI e poi dal 1952 e fino alla chiusura ELENA CROCE. formato 17 x 24, Fascicoli mensili di pp. 60 - 70 cadauno. Dall 1948 al 1953 volumi rilegati con titoli in oro al dorso, poi fino al dicembre 1956 (ultimo numero uscito il 12) a fascicoli sciolti. Sono mancanti i numeri 2,3,11 del 1950 e n. 1 del 1954. La collezione completa viene offerta a

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        LO SPETTATORE ITALIANO, rivista mensile politico - culturale 1948-1956 TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Bari - Roma, Laterza poi edito in proprio, 1948

      - La rivista viene fondata a Roma il primo gennaio del 1948 e nel cliima e fervore della "ricostruzione", prende il prestigioso ed ambizioso titolo de LO SPETTATORE ITALIANO tentando di evocare i fasti dell'antico settecentesco THE SPECTATOR di Addison ma anche LO SPETTATORE ITALIANO dI Bottai nel 1924.(che suggeriva la via della cultura per legittimare proposte e scelte) Di ispirazione laica e democratica proponeva di smussare gli scontri determinati dalla guerra fredda ed un gruppo di intellettuali (cattolico-comunisti) , suggeriva gi? allora - accordi tra il mondo comunista e quello cattolico. Alla direzioine in ordine di tempo P. ANTONELLI e R. CRAVERI e poi dal 1952 e fino alla chiusura ELENA CROCE. formato 17 x 24, Fascicoli mensili di pp. 60-70 cadauno. Dall 1948 al 1953 volumi rilegati con titoli in oro al dorso, poi fino al dicembre 1956 (ultimo numero uscito il 12) a fascicoli sciolti. Sono mancanti i numeri 2,3,11 del 1950 e n. 1 del 1954. La collezione completa viene offerta a

      [Bookseller: Ferraguti service s.a.s. - Rivisteria]
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        4 offprints by Nobel Prize winner N. Tinbergen

      The Wilson Bulletin, 1948 and others - 4 offprints by Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1973 winner. Shared the prize with Lorenz and Frisch "for their discoveries concerning organization and elicitation of individual and social behaviour patterns". The four titles included are: Social Releases and the Experimental Method Required for Their Study (1948) some notes in light pencil on back cover in unknown hand; The Functions of Territory reprinted from 'Bird Study' vol. 4 No. 1 14-27; Photographic Studies of Some Less Familiar Birds C. Ruff text by Tinbergen, reprinted from British Birds vol. LII, pp. 302-306 September 1959; Comparative Studies of the Behaviour of Gulls (Laridae): A Progress Report reprinted from: Behaviour Vol. XV, 1-2 (Leiden, Brill, 1959) staples little rusted. First edition. Offprints. In Original wrappers. * Very good. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        Eisenbahn - Mitteilungsblatt des Verbandes der Eisenbahnfreunde (mit der ständigen Beilage Die Modelleisenbahn) - 1.Jg.1948 Heft 2-12; 2.Jg.1949 Heft 1-3, 6/7, 9, 11-12; 3.Jg.1950; 6.Jg.1953 - 20.Jg.1967 und Sonderheft 1951: Die Straßenbahnen Österreichs. - in 14 Bänden.

      Wien, Ployer Verlag, 1948-1967.. 1.Auflage, ca. 200-300 Seiten pro Jg., mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, 4°, in zwei unterschiedlichen Bindungen, Bibliothekseinband. Einband mit geringen Lagerspuren, ansonst sehr guter und sauberer Zustand

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

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

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        The Africa of Albert Schweitzer

      New York: Harper & Brothers, [1948]. Essay by Albert Schweitzer. Small 4to. Light green cloth with dark green lettering and graphic, pictorial dust jacket. (Ca. 200pp). Frontispiece, numerous illustrations, map endpapers. Very good/good plus. Jacket edgeworn and a bit scuffed, with several small edge chips and large chip at top of rear panel. A tight and attractive early printing of this (to cite jacket panel) "first ever [documentary] made in Africa of the philosopher-theologian-musician-physician... a final record of this extraordinary man's work...." -- but a unique association copy, for the half-title page bears Schweitzer's usual fine miniscule signature in black ink, which he dates "11.7.49," and below this a fine presentation inscription in red ink: "Myrtle Dean Clark / to / Governor Stevenson." Clark was a noted Chicago socialite and civic leader, and Adlai E. Stevenson II (1900-65) was the Illinois governor and twice presidential candidate who made a well-publicized tour of Africa in the 1950s that included a visit to Schweitzer. An outstanding association copy.

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        Night Cry (First Edition)

      New York: Dial, 1948. New York: Dial, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is slightly wavy at the rear panel, but has no evidence of dampstaining. A bright, fresh copy. Basis for the 1950 film noir, "Where the Sidewalk Ends," directed by Otto Preminger and starring Gene Tierney.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Crusade in Europe

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1948 Garden City: Doubleday, 1948. First Edition. One of 1426 numbered copies signed by Eisenhower on the facsimile of the D-Day Order of the Day. A fine copy in the original acetate dust jacket (chipped), but lacking the publisher?s slipcase. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author to publisher Richard Simon, ?For Dick Simon - Whose wise counsel and kindly interest meant much to me in understanding the writing of this document. With best wishes and lasting regard from his friend/ Ike Eisenhower.? A one page typed letter to Simon is laid in. Writing on his [five star] ?DDE? personal stationery on Dec. 3, 1948, noting that he has a copy of this book for him and ?...that, regardless of the quality of the narrative, it is, mechanically, a fitting addition to your library.â? Eisenhower responds to the suggestion that they play bridge, â??...the suggestion of bridge is always an attractive one for me, but when I shall get time to indulge is another matter...[there is] nothing so personally attractive as a game of bridge or even a chance just to sit and chin with a friend...â? Signed in ink â??Ikeâ? with one small ink correction in the text. Folded; fine.

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        PAINTING AS A PASTIME

      Odhams Press/Ernest Benn. London. 1948. Odhams Press/Ernest Benn. London. 1948. FIRST BOOK EDITION. 8vo. (9 x 5.8 inches). This work was originally published in two separate essays entitled "Hobbies" & "Painting as a pastime" in Churchill's 1932 book "Thoughts and adventures". Here published on its own for the first time and with 18 colour plates reproducing Churchill's paintings. A fine copy, finely bound in recent full red morocco leather. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border to boards. Top edge gilt.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Hunting of the Snark, by Lewis Carroll

      Chatto & Windus 1948. - Reprint. Illustrated boards, a little worn at the spine as often found. PRESENTATION COPY WITH AN EXTRA ILLUSTRATION BY PEAKE. Inscribed on the end paper "with best wishes from Mervyn, Sark. 1948" With a fine pen and ink drawing of The Bellman from the book on the end paper. Extra illustrated books by Peake are scarce and this is a fine example of an appropriate drawing and one of his best know images. A Zodiac Book [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        5 Alben mit ca. 315 Originalfotografien, meist von den Schaufenstern, einige vom Interieur.

      1948-1955.. In 5 Ringbuchalben.. Aus dem Besitz einer Dekorateurin. Die Alben mit s/w. Fotografien (ca. 23,4x17,3cm; 13x18 cm u.a.) ,einige betitelt: Weihnachten, Ostern, Tee-Fenster, Kaffee-Fenster, Täfeli-Fenster, Spielsachen, Ausland-Fenster, Für in d' Ferie, Maikäfer-Hochzeit etc. - (Ca. 5 Fotografien fleckig und gebräunt. Einige Fotografien lose. Ein Album mit gelockerter Ringbuchbindung, einige Fotografien hinten gestempelt "Villars Chocolats Fabrik Niederlage Basel").

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        AN EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION OF BOOKS ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL PRINTS AND DRAWINGS BY MAURICE LEROY. Le bon plaisir, Le malheureux petit voyage, La belle sans chemise, Le Diable amoureux, La Fille aux yeux d'or, etc.

      Paris: various publishers, 1939-1948 - AN UNPARALLELED COLLECTION OF ILLUSTRATED BOOKS BY ONE OF THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED BOOK ARTISTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY. ALL OF THESE BOOKS ARE ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL COPPER ENGRAVINGS / ETCHINGS /AQUATINTS / ROULETTES. Maurice Leroy, like many other illustrators of his time, specialized in lightly erotic depictions of feminine beauty. Unlike virtually all the other illustrators of his time, however, he infused tremendous imagination into his prints, and demonstrated absolute mastery of all the major techniques of draftsmanship and copper engraving. The ten books in this collection all come from the height of his career, and most of them are SPECIAL COPIES WITH ADDITIONAL SUITES OF THE PRINTS AND/OR ORIGINAL DRAWINGS. (1) Le Diable amoureux, by Cazotte. One of only a few copies with the prints beautifully illuminated by hand; (2) Another copy of the same, one of 127 copies with a remarque suite; (3) Le malheureux petit Voyage, by Soulages. One of only 25 copies (tete) with an original drawing used for one of the illustrations (signed), a second suite in color, a suite in black, and a second suite of the wood-engraved decorations by Poilliot. Beautifully bound in full leather with original color drawings by Leroy on both covers; (4) La Belle sans chemise, ou Eve ressuscitee. A unique artist's copy, with a stunning original color drawing (signed), a remarque suite, and four (likely unique) color separation proofs; (5) Le bon Plaisir, by Henri de Regnier. One of 36 copies (tete) with an original color drawing used for one of the illustrations (signed), a remarque suite in color, and a remarque suite in black; (6) L'Eloge de la folie, by Erasmus. One of 75 copies with a remarque suite and the "planche refusee"; (7) Le roman de Tristan et Iseut. One of 24 copies with two suites of the etchings and an original watercolor; (8-10) Three other limited-edition books with original prints. 4tos. Except for the bound volume (described above), all loose as issued in board chemises and slipcases. One slipcase damaged, else FINE AND BRIGHT, INSIDE AND OUT. A monumental collection, a testament to the artist's varied and profound talent. OVER 1,000 PRINTS IN ALL. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        Collection: Derrière le Mirroir - Miro (4 no. of DLM),

      Paris, Maeght Editeur, 1948 - 58 pp. One of the very few copies bound together by Galerie Maeght Editeur (voucher copy?). Contains the numbers 14-15 (1948), 29-30 (1950), 57-59 (1953), 87-89 (1956). All bound together in blue linnen cover. Cover dusty and very slightly knocked on the edges. This book has unnumbered pages (end papers, 58 pages including title-pages, the 4 DLM are seperated by 2 blank sheets each). No. 14/15 has 6 full page lithographies (incl. text) and one double page lithographie (title page and back cover) The reproductions in b/w are missing. No 29/30 has two double paged lithographies (of which one is title page and back cover). No 57/58/59 has one lith. titlepage, 7 full page and one double page lithographies (of 12 - the 5-page lithography is missing). No 87/88/89 has one lith. titlepage and back cover, 3 full page and 2 double page lithographies and 3 printed photographies (1 of them double page). The pages of the 2 early editions are slightly tanned, some of the prints shine through to the other side. Else the DLMs are in very good condition. A34b.002 Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reports of international Awards. Volumes I - XVII (17 books!). Recueil des sentences arbitrales.

      Leyden, United Nations, 1948-80.. ca. 11000 S. Hardcover. 17 Bücher! Ehemalige Bibliotheksexemplare mit Stempel und Signaturen. GUTER Zustand, wenige Gebrauchsspuren. Einbände leicht bestoßen und leicht berieben, Seiten leicht vergilbt. Hardcover, englisch und französisch. 17 books! Ex-library books with stamps and signatures. GOOD condition, few traces of use, slightly bumped and rubbed, pages slightly yellowed. Hardcover, english and french. 17 ancien livres de bibliotheque, dans un bon etat, avec etiquettes et avec signatures. mbx

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        Privilegia et Facultates Ordinis Fratrum Minorum

      Salerno - Ex Conventu S. M Angelorum, 1948. Salerno - Ex Conventu S. M Angelorum, 1948 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of 'Privilegia et Facultates Ordinis Fratrum Minorum'. Written by the Fr. Pacificus Capobiancoof the Order of the Friars Minor, commonly called simply the Franciscans. They seek to follow most directly the manner of life that Saint Francis led. In Latin. Condition: In a paper binding. Externally, sound with slight rubbing and some spotting and ink marks. Internally, firmly bound and clean, with some marginal age toning. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD..

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        Concluding

      London - The Hogarth Press, 1948. London - The Hogarth Press, 1948 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Concluding is a novel by British writer Henry Green first published in 1948. It is set entirely on the expansive and idyllic premises of a state-run institution for girls somewhere in rural England and chronicles the events of one summer's day - a Wednesday, and Founder's Day -in the lives of the staff, the students, and several other people living on the grounds. During that day, two girls go missing. In unclipped dustwrapper, designed by Mona Moore. First edition. Henry Green, the nom de plume of Henry Vincent Yorke (1905 - 1973), an English author best remembered for the novels Nothingand Loving. Green's novels are often described as being among the most important works of English modernist literature, along with those of Virginia Woolf. This edition is published by Hogarth Press, owned by Leonard and Virginia Woolf. Condition: In a cloth binding with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart with only slight wear to extremities. Dustwrapper has slight chipping in places, loss to head of spine, age toning, spotsand handling marks. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Generally bright and clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD in a GOOD ONLY dustwrapper.

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        The Second World War

      - London, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney and Wellington - Cassell and Co, 1948. - London, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney and Wellington - Cassell and Co, 1948 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A set of five volumes from Churchill's most famous and popular work, The Second World War. All are first editions, and first impressions. The Second World War is a history of the period from the end of the First World War to July 1945, written by Winston Churchill. It was largely responsible for his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. Churchill labelled the moral of the work as follows: In War: Resolution, In Defeat: Defiance, In Victory: Magnanimity, In Peace: Goodwill. When Churchill assumed office in 1940, he fully intended to write a history of the war then beginning. He said several times: I will leave judgements on this matter to history but I will be one of the historians. To circumvent the rules against the use of official documents, he took the precaution throughout the war of having a weekly summary of correspondence, minutes, memorandum and other documents printed in galleys and headed Prime Minister's personal minutes. These were then stored at his home for future use. As well, Churchill actually wrote or dictated a number of letters and memoranda with the specific intention of placing his views on the record for later use as a historian. These arrangements became a source of controversy when The Second World War began appearing in 1948. Churchill was not an academic historian, he was a politician, and was in fact Leader of the Opposition, still intending to return to office, so his access to Cabinet, military and diplomatic records, which was denied to other historians, was questioned. Churchill's privileged access to documents and his unrivalled personal knowledge gave him an advantage over all other historians of the Second World War for many years. With many folding maps, and several illustrationsthroughout the text. Theseworks had enormouspopularity in both Britain and the United States. While Churchill's name appears on the book's cover as the author, he did not write the book alone: it was put together by young researchers. The Second World War, particularly the period between 1940 and 1942 when Britain was fighting with only the support of the Empire and a few Allies, was the climax of Churchill's career and his personal account of the inside story of those days is unique and invaluable. Allvolumes feature their original unclipped dustwrapper. Volumes oneto five of the originalsix volumes. Condition: In original cloth bindings withtheir original unclipped dustwrappers. Externally, dustwrappers are bright, although with chipping andclosed tears to the extremities. As well as someloss to the spine of volume one. Cloth has some damp staining to the spines, and some light rubbing to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean, aside from some spotting to the textblock edges, and the odd handling mark. Neat ink signature tot he front pastedown of each volume. Overall: GOODwith GOOD ONLY dustwrappers.

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        The Sleeping Sphinx

      London - Hamish Hamilton, 1948. London - Hamish Hamilton, 1948 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Sleeping Sphinx, first published in 1947, is a 'whodunnit' detective story by John Dickson Carr which features Carr's series detective Gideon Fell. In unclipped dustwrapper. Second impression. John Dickson Carr (1906 - 1977) was an American authorof detective stories, who also published under the pen namesCarter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn. Carr is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers of so-called 'Golden Age' mysteries; complex, plot-driven stories in which the puzzle is paramount. Foyles bookseller's label to front pastedown. Condition: In a cloth binding with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, generally smart but with slight staining to boards with cockling to cloth and slight wear to extremities. Dustwrapper has slight closed tears and slight loss to head and tail of spine and the odd handling mark. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with slight offsetting to endpapers and the odd spot, mostly to text block edge. Overall: VERY GOOD in aVERY GOODdustwrapper.

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        An Archive of Leonard Baskin's work, collected by a family friend, including Prospectuses, Books, Ephemera of the Gehenna Press; early Baskin Artwork and New Year Greetings

      , 1948-1967.. 1948-1967.. The collection of family friend's of Esther & Leonard Baskin, over the years 1948 to 1970. There are 17 Prospectuses including one published in 1955, the opening year of the press, in which the Baskin's and their partner Richard Warren announce the Gehenna Press "is pleased to announce that it is now equipped to undertake the design and execution of all manner of printing"; 5 Exhibit invitations, 5 Books including the "Little Book of Natural History",1951, copy 2 of 50, inscribed to Alice & Irving Levi; Anthony Hecht, "The Seven Deadly Sins",1958, no. 26 of 300 copies; Tunning of Elynour Rummynge, 1953, no. 31 of 118 copies, signed Leonard & Esther, including the prospectus; Hart Crane, Voyages, Six Poems from White Buildings,1957, no. 897 of 975 copies, signed; Wilfred Owen, illustrated by Ben Shann, Thirteen Poems, 1956, no. 56 of 400, inscribed to the Levi's; 13 "Happy Year" cards including a very early effort, a 1948 item designed as an integral envelope, addressed by Baskin, then in Brooklyn, to his friends the Levy's in Scarsdale, with a colored woodblock inserted; 5 Keepsakes of the Gehenna Press and other assorted ephemera, including the birth announcement for their son Tobias Isaac Baskin, 1957. [A complete excel list is available upon request.]& & There are two pieces of original art: a very early and unusual pencil drawing of a nude. Baskin only drew nudes early in his career; the style is open and free flowing, much in contrast to the 2nd piece of art, the woodblock 'Man in Oval' (Fern & O'Sullivan #34.) This is very much in the style of German Expressionism. Inscribed at the bottom by Baskin, "Woodcut Page, For Alice and Irving, Leonard Baskin 1949", a colored woodblock, no. 2 of 6 copies, 32 x 14". The drawing is approx. 10x18". & & Esther & Leonard Baskin were good friends of Alice and Irving Levi. The two men were in the Navy together during WWII. Both of the Levi's studied at the Art Students League in New York with Jose de Creeft and later Will Barnett, whom they were friends with and whose work they collected. They also collected and were friends with I. Rice Pereira, Milton Avery and Wharton Esherick. & & The Christmas Keepsakes from the Gehenna Press include "A Letter from Gustave Flaubert (1960, ltd. 300 copies); A Letter from Ernst Barlach (1957, ltd 150 copies); An ABC (1958, ltd. 500 copies); Struwwelpeter (1959, ltd. 400 copies). Also "My Objection to Being Stepped On, A New Poem by Robert Frost" (Spiral Press, 1957).& & A unique Baskin archive, presented to his close friend over the course of almost 20 years.

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        DAS HAUS OHNE FENSTER

      Verlag Conzett & Huber - Switzerland. 1948. 118Pág+2h. 26X18. Tela. Bellas ilustraciones de Salvador Dalí. Bello ejmplar. Ref 4.7 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chateaux de France

      50 - France - Editions Tel, 1948. 50 - France - Editions Tel, 1948 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Three volumes of Ernest de Ganay's Chateaux de France. First editions. Each volume contains written descriptions of the castles, followed by a series of many monochrome photographs. Two volumes have maps to the rear. Ernest, Count de Ganay ( 27 May 1880 - 1 September 1963) was a French a historian of gardens and castles. Somechataeux featured in the work include Maisons-Laffitte, Monbazillac and Langeais. Condition: In paper covered binding with original dustwrappers and glassine wraps. Externally, generally smart with slight shelfwear to extremities and very small tears to glassine wraps. Internally firmly bound, bright and clean but with occasional ink marks to the Paris volume and a small closed tear to the corner of the front free endpaper of the Centre et Sud volume. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrappers and VERY GOOD glassine wraps.

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        Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action

      New York and Lancaster, PA: American Telephone and Telegraph Company and American Physical Society. New York and Lancaster, PA: American Telephone and Telegraph Company and American Physical Society. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of the first description of the invention of the transistor, published simultaneously in The Physical Review and The Bell System Technical Journal. BOTH JOURNALS INCLUDED. "In the 1930s, Bell Labs scientists were trying to use ultrahigh frequency waves for telephone communications, and needed a more reliable detection method than the vacuum tube, which proved incapable of picking up rapid vibrations... John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley spearheaded the Bell Labs effort to develop a new means of amplification," developing, by 1948, a novel device that would effectively amplify and control electric signals. "At roughly half an inch high, the first transistor was huge by today's standards, when 7 million transistors can fit onto a single silicon chip. But it was the very first solid state device capable of doing the amplification work of a vacuum tube, earning Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956. More significantly, it spawned an entire industry and ushered in the Information Age, revolutionizing global society" (The American Physical Society). The 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect". In: The Bell System Technical Journal, Vol. 28, No. 2, April 1949 (pp. 239-277). New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1949. Octavo, original wrappers. Ink date: "4/4/49" written in ink on front wrapper. Fading to spine and edges; minor spot to text block edge. WITH: The Physical Review, Vol 75, Second Series, No 8, pp. 1208-1225. Quarto, original wrappers. Fine condition. The two issues custom boxed.

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        Reiter in Gebirgslandschaft. Mischtechnik auf Papier.

      1948.. Bildgrösse26x33 cm. 1 Blatt, unten rechts signiert u. datiert. Gerahmt unter Glas 41x47 cm..

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        Nous deux encore.

      Paris, J. Lambert & cie, impr. Union, 1948. 18,5 x 12 cm, 26 p. Broche, couv. impr. a rabats. Excellent etat.. Edition originale, tirage limite a 750 ex. num. sur velin du Marais Crevecoeur. Un des tres rares ecrits autobiographiques de Michaux, ce tres beau texte evoque la disparition tragique de sa femme Marie Louise, gravement brulee a leur domicile en 1948, et morte dans d'horribles souffrances, apres un mois d'agonie. Regrettant la publication de ce recit intime, Michaux s'attacha a retirer les exemplaires parus de la circulation. . Emballages soignes, expedition rapide. Photographies originales du livre visibles sur librairie-solstices .

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        A Christmas Carol

      London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1948. London: William Heinemann Ltd.,, 1948. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Octavo (198 × 143 mm). Contemporary orange calf by Bayntun, spine lettered in gilt, gilt in compartments to spine, brown morocco labels, marbled endpapers, double gilt rules to boards, holly tool to upper board, dentelle turn-ins and edges gilt. 12 colour plates, line drawings throughout by Arthur Rackham. Rear board edges a little faded, endpapers darkened at the edges. An excellent copy. An attractively bound copy of A Christmas Carol as illustrated by Arthur Rackham, originally published in 1915.

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        Drole de Menage. Textes et dessins.

      . Paris: Paul Morihien 1948. With 30 orig. colourlithographs + cover printed by Mourlot Freres. 4to. [56] pp. Soft cover, very good condition. * 1st edition of Cocteau's only children's book. Copy no. 509 of 720 on velin de Rives..

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        Drôle de Ménage. Texte et Dessins de Jean Cocteau

      Paris Paul Morihien ., 1948. Paris Paul Morihien ., 1948. Fine. Illustrated books & children's books 4to, pictorial wrappers. Small split at top of spine else an immaculate copy of the only children's book by Cocteau. One of 720 numbered copies on vélin de R ives (there were also 2000 ordinary copies). First issue of the thirty lithographs plus cover printed on backgrounds of various colors by Mourlot. An inventive mise en page presenting a nonsense tale of the Moon and Sun entrusting the education of their rowdy children to a disreputable dog. Illustrated by Jean Cocteau. Limited/Numbered. . Pictorial Wrappers. Near Fine. Illus. by Cocteau.. 4to.

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        BARCELONA Y SUS POSIBILIDADES DEPORTIVAS

      - Barcelona. Ayuntamiento de Barcelona. 1948. 35x24. Pergamino. Mecanografiado. 10Pág+25fotos originales+4mapas. Fotografías de Reportero-Gráfico Sagarra. Elección de la Ciudad para los Juegos Olímpicos de 1956 celebrada el dia 27 de julio de 1948, Londres; Royal Institut Of British Architects. Contiene Ex libris. Raro ejemplar. Ref 7.2 Biblioteca A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EL CASTELL DELS TRES DRAGONS

      Aymà - Barcelona, Aymà, 1948. Edició il lustrada per Valentí Castanys. 142 p. 1 f. Foli major.Text emmarcat i als marges il lustracions acolorides a mà a totes les pàgines. Molt ben conservat. Exemplar que pertany al tiratge de 25 exemplars impresos damunt paper Royal Annan de la Gelindense nº VIII. Edició degudament autoritzada pels hereus de Frederic Soler i on han estat escrupolosament respectats el lèxic, la sintaxi i la morfologia de l'edició original. Magnific exemplar. Ref 4.5 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mellem Jord Og Himmel

      sp;- Kobenhavn - J. H. Schultz Forlag, 1948. sp;- Kobenhavn - J. H. Schultz Forlag, 1948 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An interesting account of Auguste Piccard's experiments with high-altitude ballooning. In Danish. Illustrated with numerous photographic plates and diagrams. Auguste Antoine Piccard (28 January 1884 24 March 1962) was a Swiss physicist, inventor and explorer. In 1930, an interest in ballooning, and a curiosity about the upper atmosphere led him to design a spherical, pressurised aluminium gondola that would allow ascent to great altitude without requiring a pressure suit. On 27 May 1931, Auguste Piccard and Paul Kipfer took off from Augsburg, Germany, and reached a record altitude of 15,785 m (51,788 ft). During this flight, Piccard was able to gather substantial data on the upper atmosphere, as well as measure cosmic rays. He ultimately made a total of twenty-seven balloon flights, setting a final record of 23,000 m (75,459 ft). Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled paper-covered boards. Externally, smart but with wear to extremities. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Remi des Rauches.

      . Orleans: Maurice Rouam 1948. With copperengravings by Louis-Joseph Soulas. 4to. 274 pp. Limited to 151 copies. Bound with orig. wrappers in full green morocco with all edges gilt, in slipcase (Georges Crette). * Copy no. 61 of 110 on "velin a la forme de Lana", with additional suite of 12 proof engravings.<br>Inscribed by the author to the French president from 1954-59, Rene Coty. Inserted a description of the book that was given to the president on the occassion of the Jeanne D'Arc festival in Orleans 1958..

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        Hoghton Tower

      Preston - The Guardian Press, 1948. Preston - The Guardian Press, 1948 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Auncommon copy with unclipped dustwrapper of Hoghton Tower The History of the Manor, the Hereditary Lords and the ancient Manor-house of Hoghton in Lancashire by Geo. C. Miller and with aforeword by the present Baronet. First edition. With a portrait of Thomas Hoghton with facsimile signature to frontispiece and with further thirteen black and white plates throughout including views of the tower and a plan. Condition: In a cloth binding with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart but with minor wear to extremities and the very odd slight mark. Dustwrapper has loss, slight closed tears, age toning to spine and slight tidemarks. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with slight scattered spotting, in particular to text block edge. Overall: VERY GOOD with GOOD ONLY dustwrapper.

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        Remarques sur le tatouage dans l&#39;Egypte ancienne [Notes on Tattooing in Ancient Egypt]

      Published by Imprimerie de l'Institut Fran?s d'Arch?ogie Orientale, Le Caire, First Edition 1948. . Published by Imprimerie de l&#39;Institut Français d&#39;Archéologie Orientale, Le Caire, First Edition 1948. First edition in publisher&#39;s original lain brown card wrap covers [softback], black title and author lettering to the spine and to the upper panel. 4to. 11½&#39;&#39; x 9&#39;&#39;. Contains [xix] 118 illustrated pages of French text followed by 38 plates on coated paper. Crease line across the front cover, few small nicks to the bottom edge of the rear cover, contents clean and sound. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Old Mr. Flood

      - New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1948). "FIRST EDITION." 8vo. Author's contemporary signature on front free endpaper. Dust-jacket chipped, somewhat worn at extremities, and with water stain across lower panel. Lower panel has large chip. Bound in original red-cloth boards, with some offsetting of color on back from when dust-jacket was wet at some point. Otherwise a handsome copy.

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        The Loved One

      sp;- London - Chapman and Hall, 1948. sp;- London - Chapman and Hall, 1948 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A firstedition inunclipped dustwrapper of The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy by Evelyn Waugh and illustrated by Stuart Boyle. With a dedication to Nancy Mitford printed to front. The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy (1948) is a short satirical novel by British novelist Evelyn Waugh about the funeral business in Los Angeles, the British expatriate community in Hollywood, and the film industry. Written as a result of Evelyn Waugh&#39;s trip to Hollywoodin February and March 1947. MGM was interested in adapting Waugh&#39;s novel Brideshead Revisited (1945). Condition: In a cloth binding with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, in excellent condition with onlyminor wear to extremities and the odd slight mark. Dustwrapper has closed tears, marginal age toning and handling marks and spotting to reverse. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEEDin a VERYGOOD dustwrapper.

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        The Heart of the Matter

      New York: The Viking Press, 1948.. New York: The Viking Press, 1948. First American edition of what many consider the author&#39;s masterpiece. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author, "For Bob Goldstein from Graham Greene Nothing under $200,000." Light wear, else near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. The Heart of the Matter tells the story of a good man enmeshed in love, intrigue, and evil in a West African coastal town. Scobie is bound by strict integrity to his role as assistant police commissioner and by severe responsibility to his wife, Louise, for whom he cares with a fatal pity. When Scobie falls in love with the young widow Helen, he finds vital passion again yielding to pity, integrity giving way to deceit and dishonor&#151;a vortex leading directly to murder. As Scobie&#39;s world crumbles, his personal crisis develops the foundation of a story by turns suspenseful, fascinating, and, finally, tragic. &#39;&#39;Graham Greene was in a class by himself...He will be read and remembered as the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man&#39;s consciousness and anxiety" (William Golding).

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        Orley Farm . . . With Illustrations by J. E. Millais

      Chapman and Hall. Chapman and Hall. First edition, parts issue.. Wrappers a little worn, soiled and stained; the wrapper on the first part is the most worn; very good set, enclosed in a chemise and quarter morocco slipcase.. Sadleir, Trollope, 13; NCBEL III, 882. The advertisements in this copy agree completely with Sadleir's description and add one small yellow slip not noted in Sadleir. 20 monthly parts, 8vo, original tan wrappers printed in red and black. 40 plates (two in each part). Orley Farm skillfully combines tragedy and humor and introduces one of Trollope?s more endearing characters, Sir Peregrine Orme. Trollope commented, as recorded in Gerould's Guide to Trollope (Princeton University Press, 1948), that ?Most of those among my friends who are competent to form an opinion on the subject, say that this is the best I have written.? Orley Farm was the first novel by Trollope to be issued in parts.

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