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        Of Flight and Life

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Of Flight and Life - SIGNED

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

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
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        Blueberries for Sal

      The Viking Press, New York 1948 - oblong 8vo. 54 pp. Rebacked with dark blue cloth, strips to fpd and rpd at joints, ffep and frep show where tape has been removed. Illustrated endpapers and front cover. Many illustrations throughout. Rubbing to cover edges and corners, light rubbing and soiilng to covers. Text block lightly soiled. Previous owner's name in penicl to top edge of ffep. Some light soiling and creasing to pages. Some knicks to covers, marks at hinges where tape was removed. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Two (hithero unpublished) Poems

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        THE NAKED AND THE DEAD

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Naked and the Dead

      Rinehart and Company, New York 1948 - Advance Reading Copy in self-wrappers. Slight split at the bottom of the rear wrapper, else a near fine copy that is tight, sound, and relatively square. A much nicer than usual copy of this fragile advance state of the author's first book, now very seldom encountered. A stunning debut novel that ranks among the best American war novels ever written. *Burgess 99*. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Naked And The Dead

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

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        The Naked and the Dead

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        THE NAKED AND THE DEAD (ARC)

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

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Naked and The Dead

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

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        The Naked and the Dead

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

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        McElligot's Pool

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

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Rêver à la Suisse.

      Editions de Flore 1948 - - Editions de Flore, Paris 1948, 11x16,5cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux et amusant envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Raymond Queneau ".bien cordialement/ entre académiciens/." Avertissement pour le lecteur suisse par Jean Paulhan. Une légère éraflure marginale sans gravité sur le premier plat, sinon agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Nymph in Clover. Illustrated by the author.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Loved One

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

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

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

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        Intruder in the Dust

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

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        La Lampe dans l'horloge.

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Pearl: Originial Poster for the Bantam Books Paperback Movie Tie-In Edition.

      Bantam Books, New York 1948 - Color poster for the first Bantam Books paperback edition issued to coincide with the release of the motion picture starring Pedro Armendariz and Maria Elena Marques. Approximately 22" x 28". About fine. Boldly printed, the poster reproduces the front wrap of the paperback against a background of images of Armendariz and Marques from the film. Very uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        PAINTING ON PANEL OF ROMAN NOSE, THE FAMOUS CHEYENNE WARRIOR, IN THE FULL BATTLE REGALIA OF THE ELK SOLDIERS].

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

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

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

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        The Double Axe and Other Poems

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

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        Cahiers de Georges Braque 1917-1947.

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

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Cahier de Georges Braque 1917-1947 (1947-1955)

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

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Burford Church

      Manchester: Grove Galleries Limited,, c. 1970s. Colour offset lithograph on wove paper. Image size: 60.5 x 45.5 cm. Excellent condition. Presented in a gilt wooden frame. Edition of 850. Signed in pencil lower right by Lowry, numbered lower left. After a 1948 oil painting of St John the Baptist Church, Burford, North Oxfordshire.

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        Pablo Picasso rare vintage silver print photo by Julia Pirotte

      Julia Pirotte, nd. OTHER:PHOTOGRAPH. Julia Pirotte silver print photo from original negative of Pablo Picasso 6 3/4 x 9 1/4 inch. Signed by Pirotte below her Copyright stamp on verso. Also in pencil on verso "342/7 Picasso Wroclaw-Pologna 1948". Rare. * Julia Pirotte, Polish Photographer. Worked as a Photojournalist. During WW II in Marseille she was active with the Resistance. In 1948 she covered the World Congress of Intellectuals for Peace of 1948 in Wroc?aw. Pablo Picasso attended the congress. Another photo in this series sold at auction in 2007 for 1400 Euros. Rare to come to market. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        THE WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION AND OTHER STORIES

      Dodd, Mead & Company, [1948]., 1948. First edition. No comparable U. K. edition. Tiny bump to top corner of front cover, else a near fine, internally clean copy in dust jacket lightly soiled on the white rear panel, light wear to the spine ends and corners, and some light rubbing to the spine. The title story was memorably filmed in 1957, and starred Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, and others. The film received nominations for six Oscars. A bright, sharp copy.

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        NOBILIARIO DE LA CORONA DE ARAGON

      - Nobiliario de la Corona de Aragón.- Barcelona, Salvador Rosas Bayes, 1948 - 1952; 2 tomos en un volumen en folio holandesa, 1º, XX-267 pp. - 2 h. 1 mapa plegado. 2º, XI-209 pp. - 2 h. Los dos tomos con ilustraciones en el texto. Edición de 300 ejemplares. Facsímil de la págian 209 y las 2 hojas de índice del tomo 2º.

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        Masagid Misr (The Mosques of Egypt from 21 H. [A.D. 641) to 1365 H. [A.D. 1946]).

      Giza, Ordnance Survey, 1948. - Royal folio. 2 vols. V, 76 pp. III, 148 pp. Arabic text printed in red and black. With 2 chromolithogr. frontispieces, 2 chromolithogr. title pages, 243 phototype plates (27 in colour), 2 folding maps, folding table, and numerous text illustrations. Original blind- and giltstamped green cloth. First, original Arabic edition; much rarer than the English edition, which appeared a year later. "The finest piece of book production achieved in Egypt" (Creswell). A history of Islamic architecture in Egypt, containing several beautiful views of the principal mosques, with plans and notes. Both volumes include the double page with the preface by the Minister for Religious Foundations as well as Creswell's introduction (dated 1954), which supplanted the original pages 1-2 (probably a dedication to King Farouk). An unusually good, clean copy from the library of Tarek Wahby (his bookplate on the flyleaf). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Histoire De Gil Blas De Santillane.

      Edmond Vairel, Paris 1948 - 3 volumes in 8° en feuilles sous chemises et étuis. Nombreuses illustrations en couleurs de Jean Gradassi. Un des 900 exemplaires sur Lana. Mouillures sur l'étui du tome II, quelques légères rousseurs marginales sur le même tome; sinon bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine]
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        La Celestina. Tragicomedia De Calisto y Melibea.

      Jové, Barcelona 1948 - 240 págs. en muy buen papel de hilo. Y 10 láminas con 10 magníficos aguafuertes en color. Edición numerada de sólo 138 ejemplares. Excelente. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        The Naked and the Dead (First Edition, First Imprint)

      Rinehart and Company, Inc. 1948 - B00NS3ADTY 1958 signed and inscribed first edition, Rinehart and Company, Inc. (NY), 6 x 8 1/2 inches tall black cloth hardbound in publisher's unclipped dust jacket (preserved in a clear archival sleeve), 721 pp. Rubbing and and edgewear to covers, with fraying to tips. Cracking to backstrip - a 3 3/4-inch crack along the right lower portion of the spine, then extending 2 3/4 inches diagonally through the middle of the title along the backstrip. A bit of cracking between the half title and title pages at the top, but the binding is quite firm. Very light shadow to two interior pages where a slip of paper may have been laid in. Otherwise, apart from very slight age toning, and a couple of creased page tips, a very good true first edition of this seminal novel, with a great inscription and signature by the author, in a very good first issue dust jacket, all handsomely housed in a custom black, felt-lined clamshell case with title embossed to front and gilt-lettered spine. With a letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA, the leading autograph authentication service. Mailer's half title inscription to Eliot, Maine's Harold P. Merry (1921-2008), reads, 'with apologies - after / all, a first edition / should not have to wait. / Cheers / Norman Mailer / Sept. '94' First impression, with circle-R Rinehart logo colophon on copyright page. Unclipped first issue jacket with $4.00 price and Stanley Rinehart blurb to flaps has only minor edgewear, with a 1-inch piece of tape to the upper edge of the rear cover verso, and a 2 1/2-inch diagonal crease to the lower left edge of the rear cover, but otherwise in very good condition. ~SP12~ Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor and political candidate. Based on his experiences with the 112th Cavalry Regiment during the Philippines Campaign in World War II, this first novel was published in 1948 while Mailer continued his studies at the University of Paris. A New York Times best seller for 62 weeks, it was hailed by many as one of the best American wartime novels and was adapted into a film of the same name in 1958. In 1998, the Modern Library's editorial board named The Naked and the Dead among the best 100 novels of the twentieth century, and it consistently appears on other such critical lists. Along with the likes of Truman Capote, Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe, Mailer is considered an innovator of creative nonfiction, a genre sometimes called New Journalism, which superimposes the style and devices of literary fiction onto fact-based journalism. For his work, he won two Pulitzer Prizes and the National Book Award. He was also one of the co-founders of The Village Voice, an arts and politics oriented newspaper out of Greenwich Village, one of the oldest and largest of the American alternative weeklies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Flamingo Books]
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        Orlando, The Marmalade Cat, Keeps A Dog - SIGNED

      Country Life, London 1948 - Published by Country Life in 1948, although undated, SIGNED by the author. Assumed 1st edition 1st printing hardback in unclipped jacket, showing price of 10/6d. Book in excellent condition, with no inscriptions apart from the author's signature. Jacket very bright with a couple of closed tears. 32 pages illustrated throughout in colour. Not a book club edition, ex library or a remainder. Scans available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mungobooks]
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        CORPS MEMORABLE.

      - Paris, Seghers, collection "Poésie 48", 1948. Plaquette in-12, brochée, couverture à rabats, 28 pages. Edition en partie originale. Un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de Chine, seul tirage sur grand papier. Non coupé. EXEMPLAIRE SUR GRAND PAPIER [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE LE GALET]
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