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        The Pisan Cantos

      New York: New Directions,, 1948. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Chinese characters in the text. Ends gently bumped, very faint spotting to the first blank, an excellent copy in the tanned jacket with small chips to ends and corners, and a small perforation to the centre of front panel. First edition, first printing, of the greatest (certainly the most read) instalment to Pound's lifetime poetic project, "The Cantos", composed while incarcerated in a prison camp near Pisa for his treasonous broadcasts on the Rome Radio.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mabinogion a New Translation from the White Book of Rhydderch and the Red Book of Hergest

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1948 In red half morocco over a golden cloth, image and titles in gilt, lightly soiled, corners bumped. Internally, bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with their stamp to base of fpd, no other inscriptions etc, faintest of browning to blank edges, frontis, engraved titlepage in black and orange ink, 266 pp, [1], an edition of 550, 20 full page B&W plates by Braby plus the titlepage, teg, others uncut. A New translation from the White Book of Rhydderch and the Red Book of Hergest. A lovely production! (Dorothy Paul Braby, 1909-1987, born in London. She studied wood engraving under John Farleigh at the Central School of Art and Design, continuing her art studies in Florence and Paris.)

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        Der Monat. (Zusatz bis Band 32 / 1963/64: Eine internationale Zeitschrift). Herausgeber Melvin J. Lasky, Helmuth Jaesrich, Fritz René Allemann, Peter Härtling, Klaus Happrecht. Jahrgang 1 / 1948 - 22 / 1970 = Band 1 - 44. Berlin, Frankfurt/M. usw

      Hamburg, Wegner 1948 -1970. 26 cm. 44 Bände mit zahlreichen Abb., gebunden in originalen Einbanddecken - King S. 28 - Autoren unter anderem: T. W. Adorno, F. R. Allemann, H. Arendt, G. Blöcker, F. Bondy, F. Borkenau, W. Brandt, M. Gasser, O. Häcker, R. Hagelstange, F. Hayek, T. Heuss, F. Hochwälder, S. Hook, H. Jaesrich, K. Kaspers, E. Keller, E. Kogon, R. Lauret, J. G. Leithäuser, A. Lernet-Holenia, F. Lion, R. Loewenthal, H. Lüthy, Th. Mann, W. Merhing, P. de Mendelssohn, E. Reger, E. Reuter, W. Röpke, M. Rychner, P. Schmid, J. Schumpeter, H. Spiel, E. Tillich, A. Weber, P. Bender, O. F. Best, N. Born, I. Drewitz, G. Grass, J. Günther, P. Härtling, K. Harpprecht, R. Hartung, H. Heißenbüttel, H. E. Holthusen, J. Kaiser, J. Lind, H. Lindemann, J. Nolte, H. P. Piwitt, M. Sperber, D. Sternberger, P. Szondi, F. Torberg, H. Vormweg, J.P. Wallmann, G. Wohmann, R. Aron, J. Czapski, J. Girandeaux, E. Ionesco, G. F. Kennan, A. Koestler, M. L. Lasky, W. Lippmann, N. Mailer, L. Marcuse, G. Orwell, Chr. Raud, N. Sarraute, J. P. Sartre, I. Silone, S. Sontag, J. Steinbeck, A. J. P. Taylor, A. J. Toynbee, H. R. Trevor-Roper, Th. Wilder. Jeweils Halbjahresbände zu 6 Heften. Erstdrucke von Thomas Mann: Briefe an René Schickele (Heft 158 Seiten 45 ff. Potempa C 93,1), Sommer 1914 (Heft 4 Seiten 72 ff. Potempa D 10,39), Dem Dichter zu Ehren. Franz Kafka und "Das Schloß" (Heft 8/9 Seiten 66 ff. Potempa G 747.2), Die Entstehung des Doktor Faustus (Heft 6 Seiten 79 ff. Potempa G 1027.10), An die "Saturday Review of Literature" (Heft 6 Seiten 77 f. Potempa 1036.2), Goethe, das deutsche Wunder (Heft 11 Seiten 13 ff. Potempa 1044.2), Abschied von Emil Oprecht (Heft 51 Seiten 334 f. Potempa 1130.2). - Bibliotheksschildchen auf Rücken, sonst gute Exemplare. -

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      Montreal: First Statement Press, 1948 Layton, Irving. NOW IS THE PLACE. Family Presentation Copy of the author's second book. First Statement Press, Montreal, 1948. First Edition, First State with the controversial forward present and which was excised from almost all copies. This one with an early April 20th, 1948 inscription escaped Layton's razor. Publisher's plain card covers, grey outer wrapper illustrated in red & black. A very good or better copy of the author's uncommon second book showing light use. Inscribed by Layton on the ffe.: "For my brother Larry / With love & Esteem / Irving / Montreal, Que / April 20th 1948". Contains both poems & stories. An excellent example in first state. No. [5] in the publisher's New Writers' Series. $3750. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Now is the Place

      Montreal: First Statement Press, 1948. Stories and poems by Irving Layton. Cream wraps in decorated dust jacket which is worn only at the edges. Inscribed by Layton to Burton Keirstead and dated April 15,1948. Very nice copy of an uncommon book. . Inscribed and Dated By Author. 1st. Wraps. VG+/VG+. Octavo.

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      Montreal: First Statement Press, 1948 Layton, Irving. NOW IS THE PLACE. Presentation Copy of the author's second book. First Statement Press, Montreal, 1948. First Edition. Publisher's plain card covers, grey outer wrapper illustrated in red & black. A fine copy of the author's very uncommon second book showing minimal use. Inscribed by Layton on the ffe. "For Frema with cordial wishes / Irving Layton / Feb. 1951" Contains both poems & stories. This is the variant with the Foreword excised by Layton who objected to its presence once the book went to press & removed each by hand. A very nice bright copy indeed. Content clean & fresh & without names, marks, writing or blemish. No. [5] in the publisher's New Writers' Series. $1475. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Cry, the Beloved Country

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1948. First edition of the author's classic work. Octavo, original beige cloth with titles to the spine in brown. Inscribed and dated by the author on the title page. Light wear, else fine in a near fine dust jacket. A sharp copy of an important work, rarely encountered signed. The most famous and important novel in South Africa's history, and an immediate worldwide bestseller when it was published in 1948, Alan Paton's impassioned novel about a black man's country under white man's law is a work of searing beauty. The eminent literary critic Lewis Gannett wrote, "We have had many novels from statesmen and reformers, almost all bad; many novels from poets, almost all thin. In Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country the statesman, the poet and the novelist meet in a unique harmony." "The greatest novel to emerge out of the tragedy of South Africa, and one of the best novels of our time." (The New Republic)

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Blow, Wind of Fruitfulness

      Christchurch: The Caxton Press. Good with no dust jacket. 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Quite heavy rubbing to spine and to edges of boards. Ends of spine bruised. 1/8" chips to paper at ends of spine. A few spots of foxing.; 51 pages + [1] leaf erratum. Brown papered boards with printed paper label on front board. Lacking the dust wrapper. Page dimensions: 195 x 121mm. The author's second book. Signed by the author "James K Baxter" on front endpaper. Also with two owner's signatures of Victor O'Leary, an acquaintance of Baxter.; 8vo ; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        Sorry, Wrong Number (Original Film Pressbook)

      Los Angeles: Paramount, 1948. Original pressbook for the 1948 film noir, "Sorry, Wrong Number," directed by Anatole Litvak and written for the screen by Lucille Fletcher based on her hit 1943 radio play. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, and Wendell Corey. An invalid (Barbara Stanwyck) accidentally discovers her own murder being plotted over the telephone. 24 pages, saddle stitched, 12-1/4 x 15 inches. Very Good condition. Faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. Some bruising to the wrappers, particularly the front edge. Tiny bit of starting to lower hinge fold and light soiling overall. Claustrophobic and shot in high expressionist style, the film retains the grim, ironic ending of its play source, and garnered Stanwyck her fourth and final Oscar nomination. Selby 376. Silver and Ward, pp. 262-263.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Paradine Case (Screenplay archive)

      Los Angeles: Selznick International Pictures / Vanguard Films, 1948. An archive of rough drafts, screenplays, post-production scripts and support documentation for the 1947 film, "The Paradine Case," directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the 1933 novel by Robert Hichens, written for the screen by a host of screenwriters, including Hitchcock, Alma Reville, David O. Selznick, and others (many of whom are not credited on IMDB), and starring Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, and Ethel Barrymore. & & The archive contains 7 scripts, 4 of which are pre-production, all bound in studio wrappers and bound with brads except where indicated:& & First rough draft of the script (with dialogue from the novel) by Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville, dated April 16, 1946 and re-run on June 12, 1946, with a third run on August 12, 1946. Blue wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 77, 195 pages. Very Good to Near Fine. & & Final shooting script by Alma Reville and David O. Selznick, dated December 10, 1946. Yellow wrappers, with credits on the front wrapper for Selznick and Reville, novelist Hichens, and director Hitchcock. Rubber-stamped copy No. 165. 177 pages,with pink, yellow, and green revision pages dated variously between 12/15/46 and 3/3/47. 4 leaves on onionskin stock, all typed carbons. Near Fine. & & Description of Settings and Props (compiled from the novel), dated April 17, 1946. Blue wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 18, Near Fine condition. 7 pages.& & Costumes (compiled from the novel), dated April 17, 1946. Blue wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 24. Near Fine. 10 pages.& & Dialogue Cutting Continuity for the film, dated February 19, 1948. Light blue wrappers. Near Fine. 115 pages.& & Dialogue Cutting Continuity for the Trailer, dated February 27, 1948. Gray wrappers. Near Fine condition, saddle-stitched at the top edge. 5 pages.& & Timing Sheets for the initial release of the film and the first trailer, dated March 1948 and credited to S.G. Samuels. & & Combined 16mm Cutting Continuity for the 1961 re-release of the film, detailing 4 reels, Green self-wrappers, 126 pages, dated April 30, 1961. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy (First Edition)

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. Basis for the scathing, classic 1965 black comedy directed by Tony Richardson, written for the screen by Terry Southern, and starring Robert Morse, John Gielgud, Dana Andrews, Milton Berle, James Coburn, Liberace, Tab Hunter, Roddy McDowell, and Jonathan Winters (in two roles). One of the few films ever made that can boast a large, diverse cast as well as timeless elegance and wit, Waugh's story concerns a young man from London who comes to Hollywood to claim an inheritance, and finds no shortage of strangeness at every turn.

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        New Jersey Equity Reports. vols. 1 to 142. (1830-1948)

      1948. New Jersey Equity Reports. Newark, N.J.: Soney & Sage. Vols. 1 to 142. 1830 to 1948. Tan cloth with red and black labels. Ex-private law firm library with stamps.

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        Mémoires de M. de Schnabelewopski, écrits par Henri Heine, illustrés par Jules Pascin

      Paris: Jacques Haumont, 1948. Livre. Illus. by Jules Pascin. Très bon. En Feuilles. Ed. numérotée. In-4. Paris, Jacques Haumont, 1948. 35 x 28,5 cm, in-4°, 1 f. bl. + 2 ff. n. ch. + 92 pp. + 1 f. n. ch., avec une vignette en couleurs sur la page de titre et 35 gravures sur bois tirées en gris, dont 9 à pleine page, pagination et encadrements des annonces de chapitre en gris, en feuilles sous couverture blanche rempliée, ornée d'une vignette gravée en gris sur le premier plat. Premier tirage en France des illustrations de Pascin (il existe une édition allemande - Berlin, Cassirer, 1910 - qui est différente). L'un des 133 exemplaires sur vélin chiffon de Mandeure, seul papier (n° 8). Peu commun. Très bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 5856).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Pierres Levees

      Paris, Flammarion, 1948. Pierres Levees Jules Romains. Paris, Flammarion, 1948. Contains one lithograph signed in pencil by Matisse. One of 340 copies.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Intruder in the Dust

      New York: Random House. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION of Faulkner's powerful novel of Southern race relations, centered around the trial of a black farmer (Lucas Beauchamp) accused of murdering a white man. Intruder in the Dust "has the suspense and excitement that Faulkner can nearly always create and the disturbing emotional power that he can generate at his best... This subject of the complicated consequences of the mixture of white with Negro blood has been explored by Faulkner with remarkable intelligence and subtlety and variety of dramatic imagination; and Lucas himself, the black man who embarrasses a set of white relatives by having inherited the strongest traits of a common white ancestor, is one of the author's most impressive creations" (Edmund Wilson). New York: Random House, 1948. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine; bright dust jacket with only a hint of edgewear. A beautiful copy.

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      Buenos Aires: Sociedad de Bibliofilos Argentinos, 1948. First edition. Loose in stiff paper portfolio and cardbord slip case. A near fine copy, small tears to fore edge of original glassene wrapper. 4to. Illus. with 5 b/w plates and 2 etchings. No. 6 of 91 numbered copies (of a total run of 100) on Charter Eggshell paper. Original etchings and plates signed by the illustrator. Designed by the eminent South American typographer, Ghino Fogli. "Tini" is the most famous and popular of the stories of Eduardo Wilde (1844-1913), Argentine Doctor and writer. Catalina Mórtola (1889-1966) was an Argentine painter and engraver.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        122 Farvefotografier. 122 Colour Photographs

      Copenhagen, Schoenberg,, 1948. Quarto. Original grey boards with white spine, titles to spine in grey. Spine browned, edges rubbed, endpapers lightly browned. First edition, first impression. Signed on the front free endpaper by Keld Helmer-Petersen. Dual language in Danish and English. 1948 classic. One of the first colour photography books.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Candido. Settimanale del sabato.

      Subject: (Giornali satirici). Milano, 1948, A. IV, dal n 1 al n 32, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44. Trentotto fascicoli con ill.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Illustrated postcard

      (Hingham, MA), 1948. One-cent postcard addressed to Dorothy Abbe at the Berwick Hotel in Cambridge, Ohio. With a two-color printed return label showing Dwiggins's Leavitt Street address and a small illustration of Hermes in three colors pasted to the lower left corner. Dwiggins appears to have also added "Via Air Mail" in precise blue watercolor. On the reverse side is a pen-and-ink drawing of a cat in side-profile, beneath which Dwiggins wrote: "Juniper says now maybe you'll stay home more of an evening, now that transportation has gone west." From 1947 until Mabel Dwiggins's death in 1968, Dorothy Abbe lived at the Dwiggins home and collaborated with Dwiggins in the press they called Püterschein-Hingham. This postcard was evidently written during one of Abbe's trips to the Midwest and betrays a subtle sense of longing on the part of Dwiggins. Faint spotting to reverse, uniform browning. Rare: personal correspondence between Dwiggins and Abbe almost never appears on the market.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        New Jersey Law Reports. Vols. 1-137 (1798-1948)

      1948. [New Jersey Law Reports]. Reports of cases argued and determined in the Supreme Court and, at law, in the court of Errors and Appeals of the State of New Jersey. Newark: Soney & Sage. Vols. 1-137 (1798-1948). Complete set of volumes published. Ex-private law firm library. Tan buckram with contrasting leather spine lettering pieces. All books are in very good condition. * Title varies slightly. Publisher and place of publication vary. Reporters: Coxe, Richard S. (vol. 1 NJ Law) 1790-1795; Pennington, William S. (vols. 2-3 NJ Law) 1806-1813; Southard, Samuel L. (vols. 4-5 NJ Law) 1816-1820; Halsted, William, Jr. (vols. 6-12 NJ Law) 1796-1831; Greene, James S. (vols. 13-15 NJ Law) 1831-1836; Harrison, Josiah, (vols. 16-19 NJ Law) 1837-1842; Spencer, Robert D., (vol. 20 NJ Law) 1842-1846; Zabriskie, (vols. 21-24 NJ Law) 1847-1855; Dutcher, (vols. 25-29 NJ Law) 1847-1855; Vroom, (vols. 30-35 NJ Law) 1862-1872; Vroom, G.D.W. (vols. 36-85 NJ Law) 1872-1914; Gummerere, (vols. 86-125 NJ Law) 1914-1921; Abbott, (vols. 126-137 NJ Law) 1940-1948.

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        For you the War is over

      London: For the Author, at the Falcon Press,, 1948. Landscape octavo (181 × 244 mm). Green skiver-backed cream linen boards, title gilt to the spine. With the dust jacket. 12 tipped-in coloured plates after watercolours by Horner, profusely illustrated, many full page illustrations from his excellent pen and ink and charcoal sketches, including portraits and cartoons. A little chafed head and tail of the spine, boards slightly bowed, the jacket rubbed and with some splits and chips, but pictorially and textually complete. First and only edition, this copy signed at the conclusion of his Preface by Bill Bowes, probably the best bowler of the interwar period, like Horner a Yorkshireman, and a fellow POW in Italy. Before the war, Horner had trained at Leeds Art College, subsequently taking up work at a commercial studio. He won a competition to become war artist with the Sunday Chronicle, and was was captured in the Western Desert, spending the rest of the war in a succession of camps in Italy and Germany, as chronicled here. Following liberation he became the chief illustrator at The Autocar, where he remained until his retirement in 1980. He died in 2006. Bowes writes of the camp Art Club; "They gave us some wonderful exhibitions, and from the first the work of Gordon Horner aroused general admiration". Which is no wonder at all, as his sketches both in black and white - "in those early days when we had no paints" - and colour; portraiture and landscape; at the front and in camp, are extremely evocative. Loosely inserted in this copy are the POW Personalkarte - with photographic "mugshot" - of Thomas Edward Llewllyn-Lloyd, who was captured in Libya in 1941, and who was in Oflag 79 with Horner; together with a manuscript Christmas menu for Room 45 House 8, Christmas '44 with original ink and crayon cartoons of three inmates including Llewllyn-Lloyd. An excellent copy with some wonderful associated material.

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        The Etcht Miniature Monthly Magazine

      Sierra Madre, CA, 1948. Twelve miniature volumes, all published. Dated January through December 1948, each limited to an edition of 60 copies signed by the author, designer, and etcher, Bernhardt Wall. According to Adomeit, this is "surely the most famous miniature monthly magazine ever published." Text and illustrations are all etched, printed in colored inks. A typical issue contains two decorated titles and fifteen full-page pictorial plates. These include scenes of California, Washington, and Rome, and portraits of famous Americans, such as Pershing, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, FDR, various other presidents, and "a dog named Chris." Lincoln figures often, with scenes from his life. Among the most interesting are a picture of Wall at his press, and a portrait of Woodrow Wilson from a cancelled plate, along with the text of Wilson's letter objecting to being portrayed in military uniform. There is even a tiny panorama of the Battle of Chancellorsville. Extremely fine in etched wrappers. (See Adomeit in MBC I:4). (1 13/16 by 1 5/16; 45x33mm).

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      New York: Random House, 1948 New York: Random House, 1948. 1st Edition. First Edition. Inscribed Presentation by MacLeish on the ffe. "Dear Ted: The manuscript was near unfit to send you (you know how mss are) and the proof was too full of red crayon and now the book is here. I send you the print copy with trepidation and appreciation. Archie. July 19, 1948." TLS signed by MacLeish and accompanying envelope addressed from MacLeish's Uphill Farm and ALS to MacLeish from recipient "Theodore Spencer, North Hatley, Quebec.laid - in. 8vo. 63 pp. Near fine in publisher's original 1/4 navy blue cloth and patterned boards. Paper clip mark on rfe. and facing page. In a still very bright dustwrapper showing a bit of soiling & spotting and one closed tear on the back panel, paper clip stain on rear inner flap and wear to the heel and crown of the spine. Interesting copy. Theodore Spencer, [1902-1949] was an American poet & academic. He graduated from Princeton University in 1923, & a Ph.D from Harvard University in 1928. He then taught there, from 1927 to 1949. He was appointed lecturer in English literature at Cambridge University, England, in 1939. In 1942, Spencer gave the Lowell lectures on Shakespeare, published as Shakespeare and the Nature of Man, his most important work. Spencer also published essays, short stories, and poetry. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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      Codex, Biblioteca Infantil General Perón, 32 pgs. c/u aprox. 1948 - Nº 1: CUENTOS DE HADAS DE LA REPUBLICA ARGENTINA. (Ilustraciones de Raul Pugliese, Rafael Luque, Athos Cozzi) - Nº 2: CUENTOS CRIOLLOS. (Ilustraciones de Franco Mosca) - Nº 5: AVENTURAS DE DOS NIÑOS PERONISTAS. (Ilustraciones de Francisco Dinard) - Nº 6: LA SEGUNDA INDEPENDENCIA. (Ilustraciones de C. Baleito) - Nº 7: CUENTOS DEL 17 DE OCTUBRE. (Ilustraciones de Tatiana Campos) - Nº 8: HISTORIA DE LOS GOBIERNOS ARGENTINOS. (Ilustraciones de Aristides Rechain) - Nº 10: UNA MUJER ARGENTINA. MARIA EVA DUARTE DE PERON. (Ilustraciones de Pascual Guida) - Nº 11: HISTORIA DE LAS ELECCIONES ARGENTINAS. (Ilustraciones de Raul Pugliese) - Nº 12: LA ARGENTINA MILAGROSA. (Ilustraciones de Athos Cozzi). Ilustrados en color y b&n. Guardas ilustradas en color. La colección completa consta de 12 volumenes. En algunos volumenes: Roturitas en los extremos del lomo, manchas en margen inferior y lateral, sin afectar la lectura del texto. Sello en la portada del volumen No. 1. Un cuadernillo suelto, pero completo, en el No. 12. [Libro en Español / Book in Spanish] === PERONISMO - LITERATURA INFANTIL - LITERATURA ARGENTINA === [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PLATERO Y YO. 1907 - 1916. Edición completa con ilustraciones de Norah Borges. [Firmado / Signed]

      Losada, 341 pgs., Buenos Aires 1948 - Firma y dedicatoria del autor a Margarita Costa en la anteportada. Ilustrado en b/n. [Libro en Español / Book in Spanish] [DEDICATORIA AUTOGRAFA] === POESIA - LITERATURA ESPAÑOLA ==== [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portrait of Shaw playing the spinet with Blanche Patch, his secretary, looking on

      c. 1948. Image size: 23 x 16.7 cm. Gelatin silver print on card. Shaw is seated and turned slightly towards Patch who is leaning forward and looking at the spinet. Two closed marginal tears including one stretching into the upper right corner of the image, barely visible. Presented in a handmade distressed black and goldleaf frame. Signed by Karsh in pencil lower left. Inscribed "Who says I can't play the spinet?" in an unidentified hand below the image. Photographer's copyright stamp and "no. 2" in pencil to verso.

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      Ayot St. Lawrence. 5 February 1948.. One page, on quarto sheet of letterhead. ca. 100 words. Folded for mailing, small receipt date stamp, else very good. Half morocco folding clamshell box. Shaw, then in his 90s, writes his publishers about delays in production of BERNARD SHAW ON VIVISECTION, noting "I have been waiting so long for the dummy of this book you promised me that I have forgotten everything else about it, and beg for a proof as it now stands before I finally pass it for press." He stresses the need for the dummy to facilitate the design of the dust wrapper, giving details, and requesting either a dummy or specs be sent to Miss Theodora Winsten. He concludes by noting: "I must get this publication off my mind at once, or I shall be dead before it is finally disposed of ...." Signed "G. Bernard Shaw." The book finally appeared 23 June 1949. Winsten also executed the rather unpopular illustrations for the 1950 UK edition of BUOYANT BILLIONS.

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        The Three Roads (First Edition)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket, with a small rubber stamp for the "Booth Memorial Hospital" on the front endpaper. Bump to the heel, some minute rubbing at the corners. An attractive copy of the author's fourth novel.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948 First Edition of the highly-regarded seventh Lew Archer mystery by Ross Macdonald, considered by critics as one of the 'holy trinity of American crime writers' with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. 8vo. 251 pp. A just about fine copy in purple and white patterned paper covered boards, black titles to the spine in a bright, fresh better than very good neatly price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper with some light use. Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue Of Crime.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Typed Signed Letter (TSL) by Arctic Explorer Matthew Alexander Henson, together with clipped envelope

      New York: Matthew Alexander Henson, 1948. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. FIRST [AFRICAN AMERICAN] TO REACH THE NORTH POLE. [New York, 5 July 1948.] Original Letter Signed by Arctic Explorer Matthew Alexander Henson, together with the clipped envelope used for mailing, and a sepia photograph portrait of the forgotten pioneer who was first to plant the American flag at the geographic North Pole. 8vo. 1 page, double-leaf typed correspondence with original signature, addressed to a friend, evidently a musical composer, in Belleville, New Jersey. Leaf measures approximately 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Faded small photograph affixed to typed signed letter of Henson at about 82 years old, measures approximately 2.5 x 3 inches. All in very good condition. ?I was the first man to ever set feet on the North Pole,? the then-85 year old Henson states in a 1951 television interview that is part of Northward Over the Great Ice. The question of whether Robert Peary was actually the first man to set foot at the North Pole is further complicated by the assertion of Matthew Henson, Peary?s African-American assistant, that he was walking ahead of Peary on the fateful day when the Pole was reached.First African American and perhaps man to Reach North Pole Matthew Alexander Henson (1866-1955) was an African American explorer and associate of Robert Peary on various expeditions, the most famous being the 1908-1909 expedition during which he may have been the very first person to reach the Geographic North Pole.Orphaned as a youth, Henson went to sea at the age of 12 as a cabin boy on the ship Katie Hines. As a store clerk in Washington, D.C., in 1887 he met Robert Peary who hired him as a valet for his expedition to Nicaragua the following year. Henson quickly proved himself invaluable as he traded with the Inuit, mastered their language, built sleds, and trained dog teams. Having developed a cohesive working relationship, Henson accompanied Robert E. Peary on most of his expeditions, and in 1909, the Admiral, Matthew Henson, and four Eskimos, became the first men to reach the North Pole, the rest of the crew having turned back. Just before attaining the Pole, Peary could no longer walk. Fatigued, and being pulled in a dog sled, he [Peary] sent Henson ahead as a scout, essentially rendering Henson the true first to reach the North Pole and plant the American flag.In 1912, Henson published his account of the journey, 'A Negro Explorer at the North Pole', which is now sought after, but at the time received little attention in the shadows of Peary's deluge of honours. The following year, by order of President William Howard Taft, Henson was appointed a clerk in the U.S. Customs House in New York City.Retired and living in the Bronx, in 1947, he released a second autobiography titled to reflect the denouement of the expedition, 'Dark Companion'. Before his death in 1955, he was honoured by President Eisenhower as the last survivor of the Peary Expedition, and in the 1980s a US postage stamp featured Peary and Henson together. Shortly thereafter Henson's body was exhumed to be reburied near Peary?s grave in Arlington National Cemetery.Henson is now finally held in due high regard for his achievement in the Arctic, his book being exceedingly scarce even in libraries and institutions.His signature equally scarce as he was virtually unrecognized for an extended period, this item is a unique addition to any Polar collection. 

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in original acetate and a Near Fine slipcase. First Edition preceding the trade edition. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. Copy #791 of 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.

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        Figure-Prints of Japan

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine, bright copy in the original acetate dustwrapper, lacking the slipcase. First Edition preceding the trade edition. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. Copy #329 of 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Crusade in Europe

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1948. Limited ed. Hardcover. Very Good. No slipcase. Copy # 830 of 1426. Signed by General Eisenhower at the bottom of a pasted in copy of his D-day order. On the eve of "The Longest Day" he penned: "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....... Good Luck And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and nobles undertaking." Also, apparently he wrote a letter of resignation " Our landings in the Cherbourg Harve area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops, if any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone" which is fortunately not included. Book in Mylar.

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store]
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      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1948. First edition. Signed by the author. Letter from Ann C. Whitman, personal secretary to the General, signed and laid in. Illustrated with numerous b/w text and full page color maps and b/w photographs. 559 pp. Hardcover. 8vo size. Tan cloth. Map on endpapers. Head, heel and corners lightly bumped. Top and bottom board edges mildly rubbed. Faint, minimal scattered staining on edges. Edges and pages uniformly yellowed. Overall quite good. Clean, tight and bright. Dj is lightly edge rubbed and torn, pressure point worn, yellowed, scuffed and mildly soiled and foxed. Housed in a Solander box within a 1/4 brown, polished morocco and brown cloth slipcase. Very good+/Very good. (Insurance required to ship this item). Summer Sale! Our online pricing is reduced 20% for our 2013 Summer Sale. No further dealer discounts are available at this time.

      [Bookseller: A. Parker's Books, Inc.]
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        Jazz News. Revue Mensuelle

      Paris: Jazz News,, 1948-50. Nos. 1 -11, complete. Octavo. Wire-stiched in the original pictorial wraps. Housed in a black flat back cloth solander box. Profusely illustrated. A little rubbed on the wraps, a few minor edge-splits, staples rusted, but overall a very good set First edition. Short-lived, but highly influential French jazz magazine of the immediate post-war years. Early enthusiasts for be-bop. Founded by legendary promoter and producer Eddie Barclay, it counted amongst its contributors some of the most prominent figures on the French jazz scene, Claude Abadie, Eddy Bernard, Hubert Rostaing, and the editor-in-chief for the last four issues, Boris Vian, trumpeter, author, friend of Sartre and de Beauvoir, and 'pataphysician. The numerous photographs which illustrate each issue seem particularly stylish and well-chosen. Complete sets are uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Now Try the Morgue (First UK Edition)

      London: Gerald G. Swan, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. No US equivalent.& & The first of several gangster novels by the author of "The Flight of the Phoenix." OCLC shows only a handful of copies. Jacket art by "D. W."& & Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Mottling to the boards, extremities lightly rubbed, and a brief split to the front hinge. Faint dampstaining to the jacket front panel and rear flap fold, with a few short closed tears and creases, else quite nice.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Golden Cockerel Mabinogion: A New Translation from the White Book of Rhydderch and the Red Book of Hergest by Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1948. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Dorothea Braby. Folio. (2), 266pp. Finely printed on mould-made paper. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in half brick-colored morocco, the boards are of cream-colored buckram. The spine is tooled in gilt and the upper board is blocked in a gilt Celtic motif. Top edge gilt. A faint trace of soil but a fine copy. One of 550 numbered copies this being number 487. One of the finest editions of the Mabinogion, the mediaeval Welsh prose masterpiece.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Economics: An Introductory Analysis

      New York: McGraw-Hill, 1948. First edition reprint of the original 1948 first edition of this influential text by the father of modern economics. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page, "Paul A. Samuelson MIT, 2007". Its fundamental impact on the opinions and approaches of today's most influential economists is extraordinary. Upon publication this text immediately became the authority for the principles of economics courses. The book continues to be the standard-bearer for principles courses, and continues to be a clear, accurate, and interesting introduction to modern economics principles. The New York Times considered Samuelson to be the "foremost academic economist of the 20th century". Paul Samuelson is one of the developers of both neo-Keynesian and neoclassical economics, the latter of which still dominates mainstream economics. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for having written considerable parts of economic theory, and he is one of the ten Nobel Prize winning economists still signing the Economist's statement opposing the Bush tax cuts. One of Samuelson's many novel contributions was that he generalized and applied mathematical methods developed for the study of thermodynamics to the field of economics. His inspiration for doing so came, in part, from his mentor, polymath Edwin Bisdwell Wilson who was a former Yale student of the founder of chemical thermodynamics, Willard Gibbs. Samuelson, therefore, is a successful example of interdisciplinarity, and he combined these ideas in his magnum opus Foundations of Economic Analysis (1947).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Dali: 50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship

      New York: The Dial Press, 1948. Oversized Hardback.. Very good condition./Very good lightly chipped dust Jacket in mylar cover. . Color and B&W illustrations. Not price clipped. * * * Selling books of merit since 1988. * * * Prompt, Professional Service. Satisfaction Guaranteed. * * *

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
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        With the Compliments of 20th Australian Cricket Team to Great Britain 1948 [Signed]

      1948. 9'' x 7½'' single sheet of paper SIGNED by all 17 players plus the Manager, in different coloured fountain ink, with the Australian State and name printed alongside each name. Donald Bradman's famous Australian cricket team which toured England in 1948. Bradman's men went undefeated in their 34 matches; this unprecedented feat by a Test side touring England earned them the sobriquet 'The Invincibles'. Folded lines across the paper and in Very Good clean condition. Would look fantastic mounted and framed up, not so easy with a book. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Program for Ballets Des Champs-Elysees

      Paris: Theatre des Champs-Elysees, 1948. A BEAUTIFUL PROGRAM WITH LITHOGRAPH COVERS BY PABLO PICASSO. The large 20pg. program measures 12 1/4" x 10" when closed. The program has front and black covers with a bold black and white design that Picasso did especially for the program and is done in the lithographic process. Laid in the program is a handbill with the dances listed. Tears and chips to the top of the handbill, the program is fine with a touch of light wear. A rare and unusual Picasso item. . First Edition. Large Paper. Programs, Dance, Picasso, Ballet, Artists. Catalogs: Programs, Dance, Artists.

      [Bookseller: Cinemage Books]
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        Zwei illustrierte Werke. Mit 32 erotischen Radierungen.

      Klandestin erschienen. - Beide Werke als ungebundene Lagen in ihrer Original-Broschur. Eingelegt in eine private rote Ganzleder-Kassette mit zwei seperaten Fächern. Goldgeprägter RTitel und Dekor aus Goldfileten auf den Deckeln. Enthält: --- Aretino, Pietro. Sonnets luxurieux de Pietro Aretino dit l'Arétin avec accompagnement de gravures au burin d'après la déscription des gravures de Giulio Pippi de Giannuzzi dit Jules Romain. [Paris], Aux dépens de quelques Amateurs, 1948. Gr. 8°. 22 nn. Bütten-Tafeln mit 16 erotischen Kupferstichen im Text. Eins von 250 numerierten Exemplaren. Die expliziten Szenen sind sehr eigenständig und erotisch kraftvoll; die plastisch dargestellten Paare sind eindeutig auf den Akt konzentriert. Druck in rot/schwarz auf unbeschnittenem Bütten, geschmückt mit einer Titelvignette und 16 kleinen erotischen Vignetten im Text. In Französisch und Italienisch. Drei der Radierungen leicht braunfleckig. Eine der am kraftvollsten illustrierten Aretino-Ausgaben. Dutel 2421 ("Belles gravures"). --- Baudelaire, Charles. A une courtisane. Paris, aux depens de quelques amateurs, 1949. Gr.8°. 44 nn. S. mit 6 Radierungen im Text, 10 ganzseitigen Radierungen und einem Frontispiz mit dem Portrait Baudelaires. Eins von 130 numerierten Exemplaren (Gesamt 197). Titel in rot/schwarz gedruckt und mit einer Holzschnitt-Illustration versehen, dazu die Kapitelinitialien ebenfalls in rot sowie kleine Schlußvignetten. Die expressiven Radierungen zeigen kräftige nackte Leiber, die sich teilweise in fast dramatischer, verbissener Weise paaren. Das starke Bütten durchgängig leicht stockfleckig, die Radierungen mit leichtem Abklatsch auf den gegenüberliegenden Seiten. Dutel 943. Pia 6. --- Kassette leicht berieben. --------------------- |English description available on request. Traduction française sur demande.| [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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