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        Die Spiele der XIV. Olympiade St. Moritz und London 1948.

      Zürich, Heinzmann, (1948) - 4°, 479 S., zahlr. Abb., OLwd. m. Goldpräg. m. OU., OU min angeschmutzt, tadellos. EA. Die Photographien u. a. von A. Steiner. 2200 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Ødemarken og andre Digte

      Copenhagen: Westermann,, 1948. Paa Dansk ved Kai Friis Møller og Tom Kristensen. Octavo. 11 loose gatherings in a blue slipcase and chemise with printed paper labels. Spine of chemise and spine and edges of slipcase tanned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression in Danish of The Waste Land and Other Poems. One of a limited edition of 235 copies on special paper signed by Eliot and both translators on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        IT TOOK NINE TAILORS.

      McGraw - Hill (1948)., New York & Toronto: - First edition. Photo illustrated. Menjou's autobiography, with a foreword by Clark Gable. INSCRIBED and/or SIGNED on front endpaper by MENJOU and Hollywood luminaries such as FRED ASTAIRE, GINGER ROGERS, RANDOLPH SCOTT, HOAGY CARMICHAEL, REGINALD OWEN, M. M. Musselman, George Folsey, et al. Dust jacket caricature of Menjou is by Xavier Cugat. An obviously well-loved books with covers worn--good at best, in like dust jacket which is nonetheless intact. A very nice piece of Hollywood memorabilia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS

      Random House 1948 DJ with very small chips to spine ends ; A very handsome copy of the author's first book - published when Truman was 23 years old; 8vo; 231 pages

      [Bookseller: The Complete Traveller]
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        The Postwar Speeches, a full set of jacketed first editions: The Sinews of Peace, Europe Unite, In the Balance, Stemming the Tide, and The Unwritten Alliance

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1948. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. Here is a superior, jacketed set of all five of Churchill's post-WWII speech volumes. These volumes span the period from Demobilization in late 1945, when Churchill was Leader of the Opposition, through his second Premiership (1951-1955) into a time when Churchill passes "into a living national memorial" of the time he has lived and the Nation, Empire, and free world he has served. The events encompassed by these years are in many ways no less dramatic than those of the war years - the unraveling of the British Empire, the post-war recovery, the onset of the Cold War, Soviet acquisition of the atomic bomb, development of the hydrogen bomb, and the beginning of the space age (to name a few). These postwar speech volumes are much more scarce than Churchill’s War Speeches volumes; all five of these books had only a single printing each. Moreover, collectors should note that the fifth and final volume, The Unwritten Alliance, is the last of Churchill's books published in his lifetime and was issued only in Britain, with no U.S. edition. All five volumes offered here are near-fine volumes in jackets that range from very good plus to near-fine. All five cloth bindings are clean and square with virtually no wear. The contents of all five volumes are uniformly clean and tight. We find no spotting in the set. The only previous ownership marks in the set are confined to The Sinews of Peace front pastedown - a pencilled date of "8/48" and a tiny Oxford bookshop sticker. The page edges show only mild soiling and age-toning. All five dust jackets are bright, clean, and highly complete with only trivial chipping to a few spine ends. All five dust jackets are unclipped, still bearing the original front flap prices. Please note that Stemming the Tide has the more desirable first state dust jacket. Stemming the Tide has a two inch closed tear and some wrinkling at the bottom of the front face, but no loss associated with this tear, which is unobtrusive beneath the dust jacket protector. This flaw aside, the five dust jackets show only minor wear at extremities and a few trivial imperfections in the black background color. Dust jackets for The Unwritten Alliance were notoriously poorly printed, and consequently are almost always rubbed or streaked, with orange showing through the black background. This example of The Unwritten Alliance has excellent spine presentation, with two vertical streaks of orange color confined the front face. We note almost invisible closed tears near the upper front hinges of Europe Unite and The Sinews of Peace, but these two jackets are nonetheless unusually clean and complete examples. In the Balance is likewise an unusually bright example. Assembling full, jacketed sets in such condition has become difficult. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A241.1, A246.1, A255.1, A264.1, A273; Woods/ICS A124(a), A128(a), A130(a), A137(a), A142; Langworth pages 184, 296, 301, 309, 338

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        Taken at the Flood.

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins, 1948 - Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Spine a little faded with a strongly faded spot at the head. An excellent copy in the jacket that is lightly rubbed along the edges with a few small nicks and short splits. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Without Sorcery

      NP: Prime Press, 1948. First deluxe edition. First book. One of 100 copies signed by the author and illustrator L. Robert Tschirky. Limitation notice hand-written by a member of the Prime Press on front pastedown, which certifies this is a "special edition of only 80 copies." Title bears an original color engraving by Tschirky, other illustrations appear at the beginning of chapters. This copy is inscribed by Sturgeon to "Onkl J" Stanton. All edges untrimmed. In maroon buckram, spine stamped in gold. In extremely fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers ]
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        Two (hithero unpublished) Poems

      New York: The Gotham Book Mart. 1948. First. 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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        WHO GOES THERE? SEVEN TALES OF SCIENCE-FICTION

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. 1948. cloth.. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket (wraparound illustration by. Hannes Bok) with light rubbing to corners and spine ends, small v-. chip to lower edge of the spine panel at front spine fold, closed. tear to rear panel, and internal tape mends to spine ends and tear to. rear panel. (#127043). First edition. One of an undetermined number of subscriber copies signed on the front free end paper. Classic collection of stories first published under Campbell's pseudonym, Don A. Stuart, in ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION between 1934 and 1938. "These short stories are much better than the author's novel-length space operas, and constitute a fascinating body of work." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-13. The title story has been filmed twice, the first in 1951 as "The Thing From Another World", one of the classic Science Fiction films of the 1950s (with James Arness in the title role), and by John Carpenter in 1982 as "The Thing."

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        THE WORLD OF A

      New York: Simon and Schuster,. 1948. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing to edges. A. nice copy. (#111954). First edition. Signed by van Vogt. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-183. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2501-05. In 333.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com ]
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        Time Will Darken It

      New York: Harper & Brothers. (1948). First. First edition. A trifle rubbed, near fine in a very good, price-clipped dustwrapper with shallow chipping at and near the crown. Maxwell's affecting novel of life in a small Midwestern town. Inscribed by him to an important editor: "Dear Bob -- This my cross-eyed child. W.M." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Official Newspaper. State of Israel Declaration of Independence

      [Undated, after April 1948] - A print of Szyk's version of the Independence Scroll. Impressive color poster, integrating Zionist and Jewish symbols, portraits of biblical figures alongside with figures of a sowing farmer and a Jewish Soldier; leading figures from Jewish history with figures representing the young state, expressing the realization of the Jewish people's vision of redemption in its State. Small tear in blank top right margin and small closed tear in top right fold. In acid free mylar envelope. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        THE SECOND WORLD WAR [SIX VOLUME SET]

      Cassell & Company, Limited 1948-54 Volumes show wear to DJ including chipping and occasional small tears. Volumes three and five have a slight separation at title page. Volume one has a small bookseller's sticker in front pastedown ; INSCRIBED by Churchill to Geoffrey Lloyd, dated 1954 between flyleaf and half-title page of volume six ; 8vo

      [Bookseller: The Complete Traveller]
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        SORIA. Ilustraciones de Pedro de Matheu.

      Antonio Zúñiga, Ed., Col. El Viento Sur 2,, Santander / Madrid 1948 - Size: 16x22.3. 161pp. 3h. Foto del autor, y dibujos a toda plana. Tirada de 206 ejemplares numerados y frmados (ejemplar nº 18.) Intonso. Muy buen ejemplar. Raro. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        MATERNUS A Grove Play. Music by Wendell Otey.

      Bohemian Club,, [San Francisco]: 1948 - Modest wear. Spine a bit sunned. AVG copy. Red cloth spine with decorated boards. 8vo. 1st edition (Magee 461). SIGNED on the ffep & following page by Hoover, Thomas, Herbert Hoover Jr & 20 other individuals [who are presumed to also have been at the Club during this 1948 season]. Additionally, to a rear blank, Hoover has inscribed, "This page is given [?] to my / apologies to Sydney for failure / to pay him the tribute / I had proposed. / H. H." [6], 61, [1] pp. Printed by the Grabhorn Press. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        ROMANCERO GITANO (1924 - 1927.)

      Bedia,, Santander 1948 - Size: 11x16. 82pp. 2h. En el colofón: "Esta edición del Romancero Gitano, consta de treinta ejemplares en papel de hilo verjurado Guarro, no destinados a la venta, y fue realizada y tirada a mano por Gonzalo Bedia Cano en su Oficina Tipográficade Santander, en homenaje a la memoria de Federico García Lorca, acabandose de imprimir el día veintinueve deoctubre de mil novecientos cuarenta y ocho. Ejemplar núm. 9. dedicado a Don Pablo Beltrán de Heredia." Este fue el segundo libro de la imprenta Bedia, una edición clandestina, ya que no contaba ni con la autorización de la familia del poeta ni con los permisos oficiales de las autoridades del regimen. en 1998 se vendió un ejemplar por una cantidad elevadísimo en subasta; sin embargo, en contra de lo que se publicó entonces en el Diario Montañés, consta claramente el nombre del impresor. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        The Second World War, full set of six British first editions in fine bindings

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Here is a spectacular fine binding of the first British edition of Churchill's The Second World War. This is Churchill's history of the epic struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed such a statesman with both singular ability to make history and singular ability to write it. This six-volume epic has been called "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." Offered here is the British first edition, first printing, in a superlative fine binding. Please note that this binding is an aesthetically striking alternative to the ubiquitously standard red morocco rebind of this edition. This unique binding was commissioned by us from a sole-proprietor UK binder of exceptional skill and talent. The half-leather binding features hand-dyed, polished tan calf over red cloth boards with twin morocco spine labels on each spine and polished calf corners. The gilt titling, rules, and decoration are 24 carat gold leaf, laid on by hand. The spine features raised bands, ruled compartments, extensive gilt decoration including the lion rampant, red title panel, and black author panel. All borders and transitions feature double gilt rules. The head and foot bands are sewn, not glued. Condition of the binding is flawless. The British first edition was printed on postwar economy standards paper and proved exceptionally prone to spotting, age-toning, and irregular fading of the red-stained top edge. Thus even many finely bound copies featured flawed contents. The starting point for this fine binding was an uncompromisingly fresh and bright set of British first editions with virtually pristine contents. The contents of all six volumes are especially crisp and bright for this edition. No spotting. No inscriptions. The fore edges and bottom edges of all six volumes are unusually bright and clean. The top edges retain uniform red color, complementing the red cloth boards and red spine labels. This is an outstanding set, showcasing a truly skilled binder's craft. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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        The Second World War / Winston S. Churchill [complete in 6 volumes]

      London : Cassell (1948-1954) - Physical desc.: 6 v. : illus. ; 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. The gathering storm. -- v. 2. Their finest hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The hinge of fate. -- v. 5. Closing the ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and tragedy. Summary: Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes. Physical desc.: 6 v. : illus. ; 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. The gathering storm. -- v. 2. Their finest hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The hinge of fate. -- v. 5. Closing the ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and tragedy. Summary: Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes. 5 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. Fine/Near fine plus. Here is a premium, collector-grade full set of British first editions. This is Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed such a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. This six-volume work has been called "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to pronounced toning on the spines. Consequently, superior jacketed sets have become scarce. Here is such a set for collectors, truly fine first editions in near-fine plus dust jackets with superlative spine presentation. One must handle hundreds of sets - as we have - to truly appreciate how rare jackets are in such condition. There is absolutely no color shift between the jacket faces and spines and the red spine subtitles remain beautifully bright. This set came to us in extremely old, homemade dust jacket protectors, which accounts for their excellent condition. The jackets are unclipped and complete apart from fractional wear to the V & VI spine heads. The only other jacket flaws result from the well-intentioned preservation efforts of the previous owner. On the jacket versos at the lower Volume III spine and the upper rear panel of Volume IV very old cello tape reinforcement was applied to two short closed tears and the glue transferred through the paper, slightly darkening the jackets. The only other flaws are tiny tape scars on a few of the dust jacket flaps where cello tape from the homemade dust jacket protectors made contact with the jacket paper. The dust jackets are now protected in modern, removable, archival quality clear covers. The books beneath the jackets are likewise wonderfully clean examples. The coarse black cloth bindings are immaculate, tight, and square with nicely rounded spines, sharp corners, bright spine gilt, and virtually no wear. The contents are crisp and bright. The red-stained top edges retain uniform, unfaded color. Spotting, endemic to this edition, is all but absent, limited to perhaps half a dozen barely discernable small spots on the Volume I & II fore edges. The endpapers show a few faint stains from the tape used to hold together the original, homemade dust jacket protectors. The sole previous ownership mark in the set is a touching Volume I gift inscription from a wife to her husband dated "24th October 1948" - the month of publication. The recipient was Mr. J.R.S. Booth, who was a Superintendent of the Boundaries Department of Ordnance Survey, published a regarded "Public Boundaries and Ordinance Survey 1840-1980, and received an MBE when he retired. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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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

      Cassell & Co. ltd. London. 1948-54. FIRST EDITION. SIX VOLUMES. 8vo. (8.6 x 5.8 inches). Illustrated with maps and plans. Very good, bright set of books with light spotting to the fore edges in publishers original dustwrappers. Some minor rubbing to the edges but the spines lettering, including the red volume numbers and titles, are bright and unfaded on all six volumes. Uncommon in very good unfaded condition. The red ink used for the volume numbers and sub titles is particularly prone to fading and copies without any fading at all, like this one, are hard to find.

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        The Second World War / Winston S. Churchill [complete in 6 volumes]

      London : Cassell (1948-1954) - Physical desc.: 6 v. : illus. ; 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. The gathering storm. -- v. 2. Their finest hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The hinge of fate. -- v. 5. Closing the ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and tragedy. Summary: Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes. Physical desc.: 6 v. : illus. ; 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. The gathering storm. -- v. 2. Their finest hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The hinge of fate. -- v. 5. Closing the ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and tragedy. Summary: Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes. 5 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. This is Churchill's history of the epic struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed such a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. Churchill's eloquence and insight frames the world-defining events of his time in truly enduring prose. This six-volume epic has been called "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." Jacketed sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to pronounced toning on the spines. Consequently, better jacketed sets have become scarce. Here is a quite respectable full set of six first editions, featuring very good or better volumes in very good or better first printing dust jackets. The coarse black cloth bindings are unusually fresh - square and clean with sharp corners, bright spine gilt, and virtually no wear. The contents are clean and bright. The sole previous ownership mark in the set is a decorative bookplate affixed to the Volume IV pastedown. There is no internal spotting; very mild spotting is confined to the fore edges. The red-stained top edges retain very good color, showing only mild signs of sunning on the top edges of the first four volumes. All six dust jackets are unclipped, still bearing the original prices on the front flaps. All six dust jackets are complete with no losses. Minor wear is confined to the spine ends and the sole sign of soiling is a small smudge at the head of the Volume V spine. All six dust jacket spines are only mildly toned, with all six red subtitles remaining quite clear. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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        Bird’s Eye View of the Town of Nantucket, State of Massachusetts. Looking Southwest

      This is a 1948 reprint by Wm. O. Lincoln of the original view, published in 1881, done by J.J. Stoner and published by Beck & Pauli. The original was sepia toned. This reprint has been colored, and the colors show wonderfully over the sepia toned paper. A few age spots, but generally in very good condition. Lest we forget, 1948 is a while back, too, and this print is genuinely scarce. Matted and shrinkwrapped on foam core.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Dialogues des courtisanes. Traduit du Grec par Charles Astruc.

      Folio, 1 Bl., 93 S., 2 Bll. auf losen Bögen mit 31 (statt 35 davon 3 statt 7 ganzseitigen) Orig.-Lithographien von Aristide Maillol in Orig.-Pergamentumschlag, Orig.-Halbpergamenteinbanddecken und Orig.-Halbpergamentkassette. Eines von 275 nummerierten Exemplaren.- Druck der Lithographien bei Mourlot.- Einige Seiten gebräunt, Einbanddecke und Schuber etwas fleckig,- Es fehlen vier ganzseitigen Lithographien.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Eckert & Kaun GbR]
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        Longer Stories

      hardcover. near fine. Translated from the Danish by Jean Hersholt and illustrated in color by Fritz Kredel. 8vo, rebound in full yellow morocco, green leather label, t.e.g. New York: Heritage Press, (1948). A near fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
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        The Naked and the Dead

      Rinehart and Company, 1948. Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. "Rinehart and Company, New York 1948. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1948 on the copyright page with the publisher's logo present which is a circled """"R"""". In the jacket priced at $4.00 with a review at the front flap that continues to the rear flap by Stanley Rinehart. Black boards with white lettering at the spine. Book Condition: Very Good, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square, shelf wear at the edges, rubbing at the spine, clean pages. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $4.00 at the front flap, author's photo at the rear panel, shelf wear at the edges, chipping at the jacket spine."

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books]
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        Alphabet For Adults

      Beverly Hills: Copley Galleries, 1948. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition. A scarce book of somewhat whimsical drawings. One of 500 copies printed, although few seem to have survived. A sharp clean near fine copy in decorated boards with linen tape spine, as issued.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Arts antiques de l'Asie Occidentale à partir du IVe millénaire avant J.C. et les origines des motifs de la céramique islamique archaïque.

      Nice, G. Mathieu, 1948. - Large 4to. 394 pp. With map & 524 b/w plts./ills. Hardcover. (Later?) dark blue buckram with gilt-lettered spine. VG/--. (Top edge of pp. 1-32 sl. waterst.). * 1000 numbered copies printed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charbo's Antiquariaat]
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        Obermauern [in Osttirol]

      1948.. Orig.-Farbzeichnung. 41 x 32 cm. Unt. Ecken m. kl. Läsion. V. d. Künstlerin eh. signiert , bez. u. dat. 5. Auf. 1948.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        L' écho des fantaisies

      NP: ND [1948?] - NP: ND [1948?]. Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin (1902 - 1969) was a French novelist, poet and journalist, known for her mordant wit and various love affairs (including Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Count Paul Pálffy ab Erdöd, Orson Welles, Count Paul Esterházy de Galántha, Duff Cooper and André Malraux). Her works, particularly her most famous novel, Madame de, have been described as possessing a sense of libertinage and impertinence and are often set in aristocratic milieus. She was feared by many and her reputation as "femme de lettres and saloniste, legendary clotheshorse and tastemaker, brilliant hostess and home-wrecking man slayer" remains in tact today.Her most impressive production is this lavishly produced assemblage of 60 original photographs by Victor Grandpierre mounted on cardboard with rounded corners and gilded, each of which is accompanied by a short poem by Vilmorin. The photographs are arather surrealistic assemblage of ordinary household objects, as well as assorted antiques arranged to evoke the spirit of her poetry. Issued in an ediiton of 250 copies, the book was undoubtedly created as a gift for her friends. Two large clamshell boxes with marbled boards, paper labels. Very good, light edgewear, Quite uncommon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Elysium Books]
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        Building Plans, Elevations, and Perspective for Structure on Mississippi St. North of 17th, San Francisco. (Current address either 55 or 99 Mississippi)

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, May 1948. - Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 18" x 30". 4 sheets. Job #221. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        LAS BOTAS DE SIETE LEGUAS. VIAJE A LA ALCARRIA. Primera edición

      - Madrid, Revista de Occidente, 1948, 23,5x17 cm., 226 págs.+ 1 h.+49 fotografías de Karl Wlasak

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bra]
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        THE DISPOSSESSED

      New York: William Sloane 1948 New York: William Sloane (1948). 1st edition, full cloth, with dust jacket. Specially signed by Berryman. An advance publication presentation copy to Berryman's girl friend (Beryl Eeman) and inscribed: "B. imperishably John, Princeton, 27 Apr 1948 won't you send me one word?" in fountain pen ink on the FEP. Additionally with Eeman's signature and London address pencilled on the pastedown. The first poem in the collection is dedicated to her, as indicated on the author's "Note" page preceding the text. Berryman has placed a "+" next to her name. The inscription date is nearly two weeks prior to the publication date of May 10th. Very likely the first copy presented of the author's first major (pp. 103) solo collection published, with an unparalleled inscription. Only gentle wear to this fine and historically important copy. Housed in a deluxe custom archival box with leather spine and marbled paper boards. A most handsome presentation to what could easily be the cornerstone to any fine Berryman collection.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA) ]
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