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        CRUSADE IN EUROPE Inscribed to his brother Edgar

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City 1948 - First Edition preceding the trade edition. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. There were 1426 deluxe numbered copies SIGNED by the author on the facsimile page of the D-Day Order to send the troops to storm the beaches of Normandy, which begins: "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." Of those 1426 copies, the first 25 were bound in full red morocco leather and put aside for Eisenhower's personal use. This is Copy #4 and in addition to having the SIGNED order is INSCRIBED by the President to his brother on the limitation page: "For my brother Edgar,/In the hope that herein/he may find some small/thing to compensate him for/all the trouble caused him/by the soldier member of the/family, with lasting devotion./Ike." Edgar N. Eisenhower (19 January 1889 - 12 July 1971) was a lawyer and the older brother of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The two brothers were known as Big Ike (Edgar) and Little Ike (Dwight), with Edgar eventually dropping the nickname. While Dwight's golf game would garner a great deal of attention and he became a most important person in the transition of golf from play to a sport, Edgar was the much better golfer, winning tournaments over a 20 year span. Edgar was known as a shoot-from-the-hip ultraconservative and a vocal critic of his brother, the president. Edgar criticized Ike's budgets, policies, and judicial nominations. When the press asked Ike about the criticism, he smiled and responded that Edgar had been "criticizing me since I was 5 years old." Ike's touching inscription in this book, in just a few words, perfectly captures their relationship. Slight sunning to the spine, about Fine, lacking the slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Le Théâtre de Séraphin.

      St Maurice d'Etelan, Pierre Bettencourt, L'Air du Temps, 1948. - 19,5 x 12,5 cm, 52 p. Broché, non coupé, belle couv. rempliée ill. d'un fronton en gaufrage. Edition originale tirée à 250 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches, un des 220 exemplaires non réimposés, publiée peu après le décès d'Artaud (mort le 4 mars 1948). "Achevé d'imprimé un jour de gel à la campagne et tiré à petit nombre pour la fleur de nos amis vers la fin du monde". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Second World War.

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd,, 1948–54. The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy. 6 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges red, grey monogrammed endpapers. With the dust jackets. Maps and diagrams, some folding. The occasional minor mark to boards and light spotting to edges of text blocks. An excellent set in bright jackets without the usual fading to spine panels. First editions, first impressions. Volume III inscribed by the author to Rufus Clarke, Christopher Soames's assistant when he was assistant military attaché at the British Embassy in Paris in the aftermath of the Second World War: "Inscribed for Rufus Clarke by Winston S. Churchill, 1950" (front free endpaper). Laid in is a photocopied letter addressed from Mary Soames to a cousin of Rufus Clarke's wife, Pamela, dated 7 April 2005: "I can indeed reassure you about my father's books inscribed to Rufus. Rufus Clarke was a brother officer and a great friend of my husband, Christopher, and they were serving together at the British Embassy in Paris when Christopher and I became engaged - indeed he was best man at our wedding [in 1947]. He and Pam used to come quite often to stay with Christopher and me when we were living at Chartwell Farm, and very often we would all go up to dine with my parents in the 'big house'. I am quite sure you can rest assured that the signature in the books you now have is genuine. Either my father would have given Rufus a set, or Rufus acquired one, and my father would have been happy to sign it".

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        Géographie animale.

      Lausanne: Gonin, 1948.(). Portfolio with 18 color lithographs. Sheets loose as issued in chemise and slipcase. Edition of 270; this one signed by the artist and publisher and numbered.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        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 - 6 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges red, grey monogrammed endpapers. With the dust jackets. The occasional minor mark to boards and light spotting to edges of text blocks. An excellent set in bright jackets without the usual fading to spine panels. Maps and diagrams, some folding. First editions, first impressions. Volume III inscribed by the author to Rufus Clarke, Christopher Soames's assistant when he was assistant military attaché at the British Embassy in Paris in the aftermath of the Second World War: "Inscribed for Rufus Clarke by Winston S. Churchill, 1950" (front free endpaper). Laid in is a photocopied letter addressed from Mary Soames to a cousin of Rufus Clarke's wife, Pamela, dated 7 April 2005: "I can indeed reassure you about my father's books inscribed to Rufus. Rufus Clarke was a brother officer and a great friend of my husband, Christopher, and they were serving together at the British Embassy in Paris when Christopher and I became engaged - indeed he was best man at our wedding [in 1947]. He and Pam used to come quite often to stay with Christopher and me when we were living at Chartwell Farm, and very often we would all go up to dine with my parents in the 'big house'. I am quite sure you can rest assured that the signature in the books you now have is genuine. Either my father would have given Rufus a set, or Rufus acquired one, and my father would have been happy to sign it". Woods A123(b). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        SPACE CADET

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1948 - FIRST Edition, FIRST Printing A handsome clean copy of this title with a near fine stunning dust jacket. Scribner Seal present, and letter ¿A¿ denoting the true first edition. This book is in great condition with dark blue boards and turquoise titles to spine and front. The boards are clean with sharp corners with one very tiny bump and no edgewear. This is most ususual as this title is usually found with alot of general wear, and in poor condition. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean with no inscriptions, no book store stamps and no bookstore stamps. The internal pages are very clean and flat with no marks, no writing, no bent pages, no stains, and no foxing. Beautiful, clean book internally appearing as unread1 Please see detailed images. The original first edition dust jacket is in stunning condition with unusually strong vibrant colors. The jacket has benefited from a slight touch of restoration by an expert paper conservator to the very tips of the spine and as such presents as a near fine example. The jacket has no edgewear, no rips, no chips, no rubbing, no fading, no stains and no foxing. The jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $2.50. Please see detailed images. Scarce Heinlein title with a vibrant striking, unclipped dust jacket. Presents beautifully on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other rare SciFi titles [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism [in original dust jacket, 12th printing, 1948]

      New York City: Works Publishing Inc., 1948. SEE PHOTOS. Near Fine condition in a bright and shiny Very Good ORIGINAL dust jacket. The jacket has a few small chips and short closed tears. SEE PHOTOS. Protected by a removable Brodart clear-plastic sleeve (removed for photos to prevent glare). NO owner's name or bookplate. Hinges are perfect. Pages are clean and unmarked. NO stains. NO foxing. "Twelfth printing, October, 1948" is so stated on the copyright page. "Twelfth printing" is also stated on both the spine and front inner flap of the dust jacket. Bound in the original blue cloth, stamped in bright gold on the spine. Complete with the original so-called "circus" dust jacket printed in red, yellow, white and black. SEE PHOTOS.. Twelfth printing, October 1948 (stated). Hardcover. Near Fine condition/Very Good dust jacket. 8vo. ix, 400pp. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.

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        Obras Completas de S. Gonzalez Anaya

      Biblioteca Nueva, Madrid 1948 - Sello humedo con nombre en algunas paginas. En papel Biblia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maria Sanchez]
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        Backfire. (Movie Poster)

      Warner Bros. Hollywood, CA. 1948- 1950. - One-sheet color silk-screen poster, 40 x 30 inches, for the 1950 Warner Brothers production "Backfire" directed by Vincent Sherman and starring Gordon MacRae, Edmond O’Brien, and Virginia Mayo (the film was completed in late 1948 but not released until 1950). The poster, a scarce item and in very good condition, was produced by Western Poster Company, San Francisco. "Backfire," a complicated drama involving numerous flashbacks, concerns a World War II veteran Bob Corey (MacRae), a nurse he meets while hospitalized, Julie Benson (Mayo), and Corey's good friend Steve Connolly (O'Brien). After considerable mayhem as the drama unfolds, including a near fatal attempt on Connolly's life, the film delivers a happy ending with the trio heading for Bob and Julie's new ranch. The poster is a striking graphic, bold in design and color, a worthy addition to a motion picture film noir archive.

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        Coroner Creek: Original Poster for the Bantam Books Paperback Movie Tie-In Edition

      Bantam Books, New York 1948 - Poster printed in black and orange for the first Bantam Books paperback edition issued to coincide with the release of the motion picture starring Randolph Scott and Marguerite Chapman. Approximately 22" x 28". Very faint stain in the right-hand margin, else fine. The poster reproduces the front wrap of the paperback with an image of Scott in the background from the film. Very uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Painting as a Pastime

      London: Odhams. Good/No Jacket. 1948. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author The book is signed in a wartime alias used by Churchill to hide his identity there is confirmation from Christies of the alias with the book .

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        Von dem armen Knaben

      Buch befindet sich in einem annehmbaren Zustand. Kanten und Ecken bestoßen, Seiten nachgedunkelt mit kleinen Flecken. Keine losen Seiten. Geschrieben und geschnitten von Siegfried Kraft 1948 in Erfurt. Gedruckt in hundert Stücken von Fritz Weber.

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        "The Transistor, a Semi-Conductor Triode," [with]: "Nature of Forward Current in Germanium Point Contacts," [and with]: "Modulation of Conductance of Thin Films of Semi-Conductors by Surface Changes."

      Lancaster, PA: American Physical Society, 1948. Lancaster, PA:: American Physical Society, 1948., 1948. In: The Physical Review, Second Series, Volume 74, July 1, – December 15, 1948. pp. 230-231; 231-232; 232-233. 4to. (10.5 x 8 inches; 263 x 200mm). [whole volume]. 1932 pp. Illus., index. Full green gilt-stamped buckram. Library bookplate. Very good.FIRST PRINTING ANNOUNCING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TRANSISTOR, A DISCOVERY THAT INITIATED THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AGE. "In 1947, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, working at Bell Telephone Laboratories, were trying to understand the nature of the electrons at the interface between a metal and a semiconductor. They realized that by making two point contacts very close to one another, they could make a three terminal device - the first "point contact" transistor. They quickly made a few of these transistors and connected them with some other components to make an audio amplifier. This audio amplifier was shown to chief executives at Bell Telephone Company, who were very impressed that it didn't need time to "warm up" (like the heaters in vacuum tube circuits). They immediately realized the power of this new technology. This invention was the spark that ignited a huge research effort in solid state electronics. Bardeen and Brattain received the Nobel Prize in Physics, 1956, together with William Shockley, "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect." – Nobel Prize Committee. In "The Transistor" (1948) is the schematic diagram, showing the construction of the germanium triode, or transistor, a semi-conducting device which could act as an oscillator or an amplifier, thereby replacing larger, bulky, less efficient vacuum tubes. The longer 1949 paper includes this same diagram, but also contains a cutaway microphotograph of the transistor. Research by Bardeen and Brattain led them to the discovery that electron flows on the surface of a semi-conducting surface (initially silicon and germanium) may be modulated and controlled by "doping" the crystal with specific quantities and depositions of conducting elements. Hence was born the technology of microelectronics, by employing layers of "dirty sand" to build the complex electronic circuitry that we use every day today. "The transistor revolutionized the electronics industry, allowing the Information Age to occur, and made possible the development of almost every modern electronic device, from telephones to computers to missiles. [Bardeen's] developments in superconductivity, which won him his second Nobel, are used in medical advances such as CAT scans and MRI." – Wikip. Bardeen is the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in physics twice. The first time was for the invention of the transistor, awarded in 1956. The second time was in 1972, with Leon N. Cooper and John Robert Schrieffer, for a fundamental theory of conventional superconductivity known as the "BCS theory." With: Richard P. Feynman, "Relativistic Cut-Off for Classical Electrodynamics." – pp. 1430-1438. Vol. 74, no. 10. Nov, 15, 1948. Feynman's first paper on quantum electrodynamics. Norman, Origins of cyberspace, 450.

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        LES QUINZE JOYES DE MARIAGE. PREFACE DE ROBERT BRUN, BOIS ORIGINAUX DE RENE' BEN SUSSAN

      Editions Jardin du Luxembourg, Typograpgie A.Tallone, Paris 1948 - Prefazione: Robert Brun . Edizione: Edition numerotée (n°392 sur 640) . Pagine: 315 . Illustrazioni: Quindici bellissime tavole colorate a piena pagina riprendenti immagini con stile medievale a contenuto leggermente erotico. Bois gravés par René Ben Sussan (1895-1988) et coloriés au pochoir par Edmond Vairel . Formato: 4° . Rilegatura: Brossura originale con astuccio in cartonato nocciola e cofanetto corrispondente. Leggera scollatura nella parte alta del cofanetto. . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Interno freschissimo su carta di pregio. Opera medievale satirica e erotica risalente ad un Anonimo del 1300 o 1400. La prima edizione stampata fu datata tra il 1480 e il 1490. Satira beffarda, acuta, tratta da situazioni quotidiane concrete. Foto disponibili. .

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        All Hallows' Eve

      1948 - First American edition, with an introduction by T.S. Eliot not present in the first edition of 1945. 8vo., original black cloth, dust jacket. New York, Pellegrini & Cudahy. A fine association linking three of the founder members of the Inklings, with a non-authorial inscription on the endpaper. ?For W.H. Lewis as from Charles. 10.xi.48.? The recipient was C.S. Lewis's brother Warren, with whom he shared a house in Kidlington, Oxford. Warren was a founder member of the Inklings as well, and acted as secretary to C.S. A very good copy, one stain to the upper cover, dust jacket lightly foxed and the spine slightly faded. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Astrophotography: Original Astronomical Photograph Of Galaxy, From Mt. Palomar Observatory

      Pasadena Circa 1948-1960: Palomar Observatory / National Geographic Society, 1950. Original Astronomical Photographs . No Binding. Near Fine/No Jacket. Original Astronomical Photograph, Approximately 13 1/2" X 13". Highest Quality. Note At Bottom In Image, "Copyright National Geographic Society- Palomar Observatory Sky Survey". Mounted O Much Larger Brown Card; Photograph In Excellent Condition But Mounting Card Is Worn And With A Little Dampstaining Alon Top Edge.

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        Sammlung von 1075 Belegen aus ca. 1948-1965

      Ohne Verlag 1948 - - Enthalten unter anderem: HHA-Haduy, Hamburger Hochbahn AG-Wochenkarte / Sammelkarten / Stadtwerke Braunschweig / Kraftpostfahrschein von Flensburg bis Rinkensens / Essener Straßenbahn / Antrag von Ausgabe für Schülerkarten / Sozialmark der Deutschen Bundesbahn "Beföhrderungszulässig" / Stuttgarter Straßenbahn / Würzburger Straßenbahn / Kraftfahrverkehr Celle / Celler Straßenbahn / Bahnkarte Oberursel / Burg Lübeck / Servieta Automobilistica Dolomiti / Platzkarte München-Villah / Weserland (Sylt) / Goslar bis Celle / Lachendorf bis Goslar / Fahrkartenheftchen / Berechtigungsausweis zur Mitfahrt auf Lokomotiven für Ing. Riemschneider / Bremszettel / Braunschweig Hauptbahnhof nach Windhausen / Offenbach Hauptbahnhof nach Rendsburg / Reisegepäck Versicherung / Frachtbrief in Löschumschlag / Magdeburg bis Schönbeck / Große Hafenrundfahrt Hamburg / Dienstfahrplan Peine-Ilsede / Dampfschiffahrt "Colonia" Köln-Zellerfeld / Hildesheim / Bad Dürheim-Oggersheim / Speisewagen Rechnung aus 1954 / Hamburg-Altona-Stuttgart / Goslar-Hahndorf / Antrag auf Ausgabe von Arbeiterrückfahrkarten / Bebra-Salzburg / Liliputhbahn / Stadtwerke Remscheid / Bremen Hauptbahnhof / Straßenbahn Halle / Braunschweig Hauptbahnhof-Wolfsburg / Braunschweig-Schaffhausen-Basel u.s.w. Gewicht in Gramm: 2745 1075 Belege, teils kartoniert (mit Gebrauchsspuren / zahlreiche Dubletten dabei) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le cadavre exquis son exaltation.

      Galerie Nina Dousset-La Dragonne 1948 - . Plaquette in-16 agrafée de 16 p. Catalogue de l'exposition qui a eu lieu du 7 au 30 octobre 1948. Frontispice illustré. E.O. On joint le carton d'invitation à l'exposition : La tête en feu d'artifice, le buste de jolie femme à sa toilette, les jambes en églises incendiées : Le cadavre exquis. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Les Autodidactes - Aichelbaum]
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        Neophilologus. DriemaanddelijksTijdschrift voor de wetenschappelijke beoefening van levende vreemde talen en van haar letterkunde (.) / An international journal of modern and mediaeval language and literature. Bundle of these volumes: 32(1948) - 84(2000), bound in 52 volumes (Volume 73/1989 is missing).

      Groningen, J.B. Wolters / Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers 1948-2000. - ex-library copy with label on spine and stamps, bindings partially a bit bumped / stained, else good, essays in different languages (Dutch, English, French or German), Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 50000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hagena & Schulte GbR]
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        Walden Two

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1948. First Edition. Unknown Binding. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good, in a Very Good- dust jacket with corners of front flap clipped, though price of $3.00 still intact. Light wear at corners and spine ends, light rubbing to gilt stamping on spine. Front free end paper lightly soiled. Light foxing to edge of page block. The dust jacket shows rubbing with wear at the rear spine fold, and light edge wear, with tiny chips at the spine ends and corners. A scarce title.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        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 - 6 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Minor spotting to a few leaves, an excellent set. With diagrams and tables throughout the text. First editions of Churchill'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 [we still] move down the broad avenues which he drove through war's confusion and complexity". Cohen A240.4; Woods A123(b). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Crusade in Europe

      Doubleday & Company, New York 1948 - First edition, #527 of 1426 copies, Signed by Eisenhower on the facsimile of the D-Day Order of the Day opposite the colophon page. Illustrated with six colour maps by Rafael Palacios and 38 text maps, also includes six photographic illustrations selected by Edward Steichen . 559pp. 1 vols. 4to. Signed by Eisenhower. Brown buckram, t.e.g., rest of edges uncut, map endpapers. Fine in original glassine and printed slipcase (very slightly worn) Illustrated with six colour maps by Rafael Palacios and 38 text maps, also includes six photographic illustrations selected by Edward Steichen . 559pp. 1 vols. 4to First edition, #527 of 1426 copies, Signed by Eisenhower on the facsimile of the D-Day Order of the Day opposite the colophon page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Quand on parle d'amour

      Collection du Lierre - SPEL 1948 - Société Parisienne d'Edition et de Librairie, Collection du Lierre, 1948, en feuilles sous couverture souple imprimée en rouge et coffret rose cartonné,(face de l'emboîtage insolée, couverture et ouvrage en bon état). Illustrations de JEAN GABRIEL DOMERGUE. Numéroté 7 pour un Tirage de 350, un des 10 exemplaires sur Velin de Rives avec une aquarelle originale de JEAN GABRIEL DOMERGUE et une suite de 25 lithographies en couleurs et de 26 illustrations dans le texte en un ou deux tons. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        MORGAN IL CORSARO 01-48

      CASA EDITRICE A.R.C. 1948-49 - Collana Corsari e Pirati MORGAN IL CORSARO nn. 1-48 Serie Completa spillato 27,5 x 21,5 cm b/n Stato di conservazione: BUONO/OTTIMO! Strappetti e piccole mancanze nel n. 1 (rinforzate con nastro adesivo). Gli altri numeri sono in ottimo stato e presentano solo qualche macchia e bruniture. Sceneggiatura di Gian Giacomo Dalmasso. 27,5x21,5, S., b/n

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        Intruder in the Dust

      Random House, New York 1948 - First edition, stated first printing; review copy with publisher's slip dated September 27, 1948; dj not price clipped ($3.00); very bright appealing dj with very slight nicks at top of spine; black cloth with bright gold and blue lettering; bump to lower right cover Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jeff Milton; A Good Man with a Gun

      Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1948. 8vo (10-1/4" x 6-3/4"). (xiii) [2,map], 430pp. Red cloth, top edge dark, gilt to spine. Unclipped DJ in Mylar with chips/creasing to head of spine, wear to corners and fading to spine. Pasted onto the front free endpaper is a signed note (and probable photograph of Smith) from Jefferson Davis Milton to Spike Smith: "My Dear Spike Smith-it has afforded me much pleasure to know and travel the Sandy Desert of the (Pima,? possibly Baboquivari area) mountains with the above warrior Spike Smith. Jeff D. Milton Dec. 6th 1930 Fairbank Arizona". In the margin Smith wrote "This was quite an experience & I am the only one left. I'll be going soon. Spike Jan 1993". Inscribed by Mrs. Milton on the following page is "Inscribed for Spike Smith, Jeff's companion on a desert trip, and to Mrs. Smith, Cordially Yours, Mildred Taitt Milton.". On the half-title page Smith has written his impression of Milton, ending with "I hope to die in the same altitude". Laid in with other ephemera (newspaper clippings, menu, playbill) are seven typewritten pages written by Smith in the 1930's with multiple anecdotes of the life of Jeff Milton: "almost a lone survivor of America's last frontier", "drafted into the Texas Rangers at nineteen", "Care to go for your gun?", "Send two coffins and a doctor-Jeff", " Knowing that to turn then would merely result in getting a bullet in the back, he calmly rode into camp", "the record shows twenty-seven bad men have fallen by his guns. The legend has it that not one of these were shot without an even chance to draw". Second state of first printing with corrected Greenaway on p.421. Howes H-38. Very good + / very good.

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        Who goes there?: Seven tales of science fiction

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. Very Good, in a Good dust jacket with the price of $3.00 intact, though crossed out with red pencil. Light stain to base of spine and bottom corners of boards. A few markings to front free end paper. The dust jacket shows toning to the spine, rubbing along the folds, and edge wear with chipping to the spine ends and top edge of the front panel. The dust jacket features the striking Hannes Bok illustration. Adapted four times as a motion picture.

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        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 - 6 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles gilt to spines, raised bands, single ruled gilt panel to compartments with rampant lion device gilt to the first, fifth and sixth, single rule to boards, autograph block to front boards, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. The occasional minor blemish otherwise an excellent set in a fine binding. With diagrams and tables throughout the text. First editions, first impressions of the single most important historical account of the Second World War. Signed and dated 1951 by Winston S. Churchill to the half-title of volume IV. Max Beloff observed that 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 in his essay in A. J. P. Taylor's Churchill: Four Faces and the Man "Churchill the historian lies at the very heart of all historiography of the Second World War, and will always remain there [we still] move down the broad avenues which he drove through war's confusion and complexity." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Judaica

      May 1, 1948. Broadside, by the "Herut" movement, in Hebrew, May 1948, one page, 13.75" X 19.5", in memory of four martyr warriors executed by the British April 16, 1947. Pictured right to left: Eliezer Kashani, Dov Gruner, Yechiel Drezner, and Mordechai Alkachi. Fine condition with light soiling and folds. Dov Gruner, born in Hungary in 1921, immigrated illegally to Eretz Israel in 1940 and was sent to the Athlit detention camp. Upon his release, he joined Betar and Etzel and then volunteered for the British Army in 1941; he was sent to Africa and Europe. Following his demobilization, Gruner returned to the ranks of Etzel and on April 23, 1946, participated in an attack on the Ramat Gan police station with the intention of capturing arms. Seriously wounded, he was taken prisoner by the British and tried. Although Gruner claimed that the British had no jurisdiction over him, he was sentenced to die. Etzel then kidnapped a British major and a judge, holding them hostages. Later the hostages were released and Dov's execution postponed. Three other youngsters - Eliezer Kashani, Mordechai Alkachi, and Yechiel Drezner - were in captivity with Gruner. Kashani, born in 1923 in Petah Tikvah, was suspected by the British of being a member of Etzel and exiled to a detention camp in Kenya and was caught on the infamous "Night of the Floggings" on December 29, 1946. Incidentally, this was an operation mounted by Etzel in retaliation for the punishment meted out to some of its members by the British. Kashani was sentenced to death, as was his co-prisoner Alkachi, born in Petah Tikvah in 1925. Alkachi, who also belonged to Etzel, participated in a series of attacks on British troops and on army weapon stores, including that on the police fortress at Qalqiliya. Captured on the "Night of the Floggings" Alkachi , too, received the death sentence. The third of Dov Gruner's comrades was Yechiel Drezner, who immigrated to Eretz Israel as a child around 1926. A member of Betar, he threw in his lot with Etzel after the arrest of his brother Zvi, who was exiled to Kenya. Drezner was captured at the same time and sentenced to death. All four - Dov Gruner, Eliezer Kashani, Mordechai Alkachi, and Yechiel Drezner - refused to admit the competence of the British court. All four, despite Etzel's efforts to release them, were secretly transferred from Jerusalem to Akko (Acre) jail; all four were hanged in Akko on April 16, 1947, and were buried in Safed. In reprisal, the Irgun planned a daring raid on the Jail on May 4, 1947. Dov Cohen, in a British Captain's uniform, with two other Irgun members also dressed in British uniforms, lead the attack in a jeep filled with arms. As he approached Acre parts of the convoy shot off into different directions, and on different roads because Acre was not only a totally Arab town, but also a town surrounded by British Military camps. Diversionary attacks were launched at the Military camps, and mines were planted on various roads. A small quantity of explosives had been smuggled in to the prisoners of the Acre Jail. There was enough to blow up, from within the heavy iron bars separating the prisoners from the attackers by way of the Bath House. When the attackers reached the Bath House from the outside wall a bridge was made into the Acre Jail. British reinforcements were rushed in from the many camps surrounding Acre, but none would reach their destination. At each turn land mines and hand grenades impeded their progress. Unfortunately, some British soldiers had gone bathing South of Acre and upon hearing the commotion, returned in time to do some damage. Additionally, one of the Irgun-Held Towers did not hear the recall signal and did not board their truck on time. Some injuries were sustained, and five Irgun raiders were captured. Other than that, the raid was incredibly successful, and was one of the boldest strokes performed by the Irgun. The story of the Irgun attack on the Acre Jail is portrayed in the film "Exodus."

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        The Loved One: An Ango-American Tragedy

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. First edition. Number 197 of 250 copies in the large paper edition, signed by Waugh and the illustrator on preliminary colophon page. 144 p. Green cloth with gilt stamping on spine. Near Fine. Light sunning to spine and faint bubble in front board. A novella by the acclaimed British author satirizing his countrymen abroad and Hollywood that was a surprise hit in the U.S.

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        ROADS [SIGNED BY VIRGIL FINLAY]

      Arkham House, Sauk City, WI 1948 - Octavo; VG/VG; black spine, gold and white text; jacket has protective mylar cover, rubbing; boards are strong, bumping at spine head and tail, very slight cornerwear; textblock is clean, binding strong; pp 110; has gift inscription from artist Virgil Finlay on front endpaper; FLP Collection.; shelved case 8, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Europe [poster].

      Paris: Air France, 1948.(). Color lithograph. Poster. 100 x 62 cm. Printed by Alepee. Framed in wood and plexiglas.R/217/P/3-48.

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        Rouge River Feud

      Harper and Brothers, New York 1948 - (1930, actually 1948). First edition of this rare title, with a card signed by Zane Grey affixed to the FFEP, and inscribed by Grey's youngest son, Loren, to a close friend. Publisher's full brown cloth, front cover and spine stamped in rust, Dust jacket priced $2.50. Jacket spine sunned and slightly worn. Some rubbing and mild wrinkling to jacket, a few tiny chips to jacket edges, minor rubbing to binding. Overall a near fine copy. Now housed in a later cloth slipcase. 218 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Window Flowers: Symbolical silhouettes for the Chinese New Year.

      Peiping [Beijing]: Lotus Court Publications, 1948 - Quarto. Original green paper-backed boards, red paper silhouette illustration on white paper background to front cover. Slight wear to spine, spine ends slightly worn and bumped, very slight marking to covers, slight discolouration to endpapers, pages unopened. An excellent copy. With 48 red and 2 black and gold woodcut illustrations of silhouettes. First edition, first impression. "Window Flowers" were paper silhouettes with symbolic images which were intended to be pasted to windows. Sold at local Beijing fairs before the Chinese New Year, they were believed to bring good luck. Koehn's book provides 50 examples of this charming Chinese folk art.

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        E. Degas. Monotypes

      Quatre Chemins-Editart / Shoman Art Company, Paris 1948 - Tan paper wraps with glassine dust jacket, 11 text pages, followed by 10 color plates and 30 duotone plates on pages; in tan cardboard slipcase. Text is in French. Presents 40 specific pieces of art rendered by French artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917). With an opening introduction followed by the 40 plates. #307 of 500 copies issued by Shoman in New York, from a grand total of 1000 copies issued from both houses combined. Rare, in any condition. VG- (Glassine jacket has some tears and holes and is well tanned; pages are loosening or have separated from inner spine; some pages are tanned lightly; ALL PLATES ARE PRESENT and are nice and crisp.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bourlinguer

      First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on pure Lafuma wire, head print.Binding in full morocco green, smooth back, golden tail date, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded head, blankets and back preserved, case trimmed with green morocco, green felt inside, paper plates in the bowl, binding signed by Bichon.Rare and beautiful copy pleasantly established. Denoël Paris 1948 12x18,5cm relié sous étui

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        Gedichte Der Spanier Vol. I-II

      DIETERICH'SCHEN 1948 - Gold gilt on spines, raised ribbed spines, leather spines, patterened endpapers, good binding, and unmarked text. General shelf wear, faded spines, tanned pages, and volume 1 has a nick in the fore edge and board edge, previous owner's name stamped on fep. DATE PUBLISHED: 1948 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Second World War.

      London: Cassell and Co., 1948-54. FINELY BOUND FIRST EDITIONS. In six volumes. Octavo (22 x 15 x 27cm), pp.xv, 640; pp.xvii, 684; pp.x, 818; pp.xviii, 917; pp.xviii, 673; pp.xviii, 716. With numerous maps and plans, some folding. Finely bound in recent dark red half morocco over matching cloth with raised bands, gilt titles to blue labels, and gilt decoration to spines. Top edges gilt.Very good indeed. 'This is not history; this is my case.' The author's most famous work continuing on from his earlier history of the First World War, 'The World Crisis'. The two together form, in Churchill's opinion, a comprehensive history of a second Thirty Years War. WOODS, Frederick, 'A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill', A123(b). Langworth 264. See also Cohen.

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        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 & Company, 1948-54. First editions of Churchill's World War II masterpiece. Six Volumes, octavo, original black cloth, patterned endpapers. Signed and dated by the author on the half-title page, "Winston Churchill 1959" of volume five. Each are fine in near fine dust jackets. A very sharp set. "Winston Churchill himself affirmed that

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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd.,, 1948–54. 6 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spines, top edges red, grey endpapers decorated with a design that alternates a lion rampant with the initials W.S.C. In the typographical dust jackets with background design as per the endpapers. Maps and diagrams, some folding. An excellent set in the unusually bright jackets. First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. Max Beloff observed that 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 in his essay in A. J. P. Taylor's Churchill: Four Faces and the Man "Churchill the historian lies at the very heart of all historiography of the Second World War, and will always remain there… [we still] move down the broad avenues which he drove through war's confusion and complexity."

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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. This is a full, jacketed, 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. This set is of particular note for excellent shelf appearance. 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. This set is an exception, comprised of near fine first edition, first printing volumes in near fine dust jackets. The jackets are exceptional examples. All six are unclipped, retaining the original publisher's prices on the lower front flaps. All six jackets retain exceptional shelf presentation, with no evidence of the typical spine toning and bright red subtitles. The only loss we note is fractional chips to the Volume I & II spine extremities. The dust jackets are protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. The volumes beneath are likewise exceptionally clean. The black cloth bindings are immaculate with vivid spine gilt, the contents quite unusually bright with no spotting. The red stained top edges all retain strong color. What prevents our grading the volumes as truly fine – and pricing the set accordingly – is a slightly shaken Volume I binding with a cosmetic split at the title page gutter, narrowly exposing the fully intact and firmly attached mull beneath. The sole previous ownership mark we find in the set is a single inked initial and last name to the upper Volume I front free endpaper. 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." Please note that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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        The Climatographic Atlas of Japan

      Industrial Meteorological Association 1948 - 42 maps printed in color. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        LA ORESTEA, AGAMENNONE, COEFORE, EUMENIDI

      FIRENZE: SANSONI, 1948. BROSSURA. BUONO. 13 21. BIBLIOTECA SANSONIANA TEATRALE USATO

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