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        Cahier de Georges Braque 1917-1947 (1947-1955)

      Paris: Maeght, 1948 [1955]. First edition. Boards. 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./No Dust Jacket. 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.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Nymph in Clover

      London: Arthur Barker Ltd.,, [1948]. Illustrated by the author. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout by the author. 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. 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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        CARTEL-POSTER-AFFICHE PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA 1948 FERIA DE PRIMAVERA

      ANDALUZAS 1948 - Lang: Español 0 PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA Tamaño del cartel: 66 x 101 cm. El cartel está en buenas condiciones.

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        Other Voices Other Rooms

      United States: Random House, 1948. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover w/ jacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Inscribed by the Author. Clean text. Appears unread. Green top stain to the top edge of the text, toning to the other edges. Light toning to the end pages and paste-downs. Light toning to the edges of the cloth boards. Beige cloth boards / spine, red lettering. Dustcover not price clipped. Some chipping to the edges, shelf wear, rubbing to the flap creases. New mylar cover. Uncommon in its true 1st printing jacket and signed.

      [Bookseller: Southern Books]
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        BEYOND THIS HORIZON

      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press,. 1948. cloth.. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with a touch of wear to lower. edge, mainly spine panel, and rubbing to black background ink at top. and bottom edges of the front panel. Enclosed in a custom green cloth. folding box. (#141026). First edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Heinlein. This copy is inscribed by Heinlein to Daniel R. Meyer whose bookplate is affixed to the front paste-down. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-506. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 234. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 207-12. In 333.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        L' autoclète *

      Chez l'Artiste, sans lieu 1948. - En feuilles 34 x 26, couverture illustrée rempliée, dos muet, portefeuille velouré vert à attaches, l'un des trois rabats détaché et de menus défauts. L'un des 180 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches. Une préface de Jean Saltas abondamment allusive à Valéry, qui rime avec et appréciait fort Jarry, précède ces pages extraites des "Minutes de sable mémorial".Les compositions sont inspirées par l'imagerie ubuesque de l'auteur. Charmant.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Lettres à André Gide *

      A.A.M.Stols, Paris & La Haye (1948). - Broché, couverture rose imprimée rempliée. Dos à peine insolé. Très bel exemplaire de luxe (de et sur Hollande) de cette correspondance s'étalant de 1905 à 1932, avec peu d'introduction mais beaucoup de notes ?50 pages ! ? de G.Jean-Aubry. Édition originale. L'un des 90 exemplaires de tête, numérotés sur Hollande, outre 1'500 offset.

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        william copley and john ployardt are pleased to announce the opening of the copley galleries on september 9th 1948 at 257 north canon drive beverly hills with an exhibition of paintings by magritte.

      William Copley., Los Angeles. 1948 - The folding card private view invitation. With die-cut magritte motifs to upper panel, revealing the matt black background. A little stained. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        (Post-War Speeches.) The Sinews of Peace; Europe Unite; In The Balance; Stemming The Tide; The Unwritten Alliance

      London, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington: Cassell and Company Ltd.,, 1948-61. Edited by Randolph S. Churchill. 5 vols. Original varicoloured cloth, titles to spines in gilt or silver. With the dust jackets. Very slight rubbing to ends and corners, very faint spotting to endpapers of volume 1 and edges of volume 4 only, an excellent set in the very lightly rubbed and mildly dust-soiled jackets. First editions, first impressions.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La Guerre Secrete de Josephine Baker. Avec une Lettre autographe du General De Gaulle. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM JOSEPHINE BAKER; WITH PUBLISHER'S FLIER

      Editions Siboney, Paris, [1948]. 8vo., First Edition, text in French, with 2 portrait plates and a plate of facsimiles; original printed wrappers, uncut, covers very faintly dust-soiled else a very good, clean copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM JOSEPHINE BAKER WITH HER BOLD SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. APPROPRIATELY, HER INSCRIPTION APPENDS THE ABBREVIATION 'FFLF' TO HER SIGNATURE. A COPY OF THE PUBLISHER'S ILLUSTRATED FLIER, PROMOTING THIS AND SEVERAL SIMILAR WORKS, IS LOOSELY INSERTED. THE FLIER LEADS WITH THIS TITLE AND REPRODUCES THE WELL-KNOWN PORTRAIT OF BAKER IN UNIFORM 'EN TENUE DE DEBARQUEMENT'. Commandant Abtey served with 2e Bureau and other Free French units from 1936 to 1945. His account of Baker's involvement with the Resistance is the first such account and remains a standard reference. THE WORK ITSELF IS SCARCE AND THE FLIER A RARE SURVIVAL. A RARE AND OUTSTANDING COPY OF AN IMPORTANT ACCOUNT OF A NOTABLE FIGURE OF THE FRENCH RESISTANCE IN WWII. . Catalogs: military: espionage & pow.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Barnum's digest *

      Aux Deux Menteurs, Paris (1948). - En feuilles 21 x 14, couverture illustrée à rabats. Plaquinette pas si facile à dénicher, anumérotée comme de coutume, constituée de 10 poèmes légers de Boris suivis des encres de Boullet, sorte de galerie de monstres plus ou moins (in)humains. Avec un feuillet d'annonce bibliographique de l'ymagier, recensant les titres déjà publiés (dont "J'irai cracher." annoncé épuisé et icelui) et ceux à paraître, sur feuillet verdâtre imprimé recto-verso, au format de cet ouvrage. Exemplaire truffé d'un tirage photographique original, annoté au dos des 11 noms de figurants par le big boss du Collège de 'pataphysique mais attribué à son portraitiste officiel, Jean Weber, à la cabane de Jarry au Coudray, le 19 mai 1955, dont Vian et Ionesco. Édition originale. L'un des 250 exemplaires.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Origin of Chemical Elements

      Lancaster PA and NY: American Institute of Physics. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST EDITION in original wrappers of the scientific foundation for the Big Bang theory: the famous "Alpha=Beta-Gamma" paper. Physicist George Gamow "was interested in the Big Bang in relation to nucleosynthesis- the formation of atomic nuclei. Gamow wanted to see whether nuclear physics and the Big Bang could explain the observed atomic abundances," specifically, "whether the early moments of the Big Bang could be responsible for our universe being dominated by hydrogen and helium." With his graduate student Ralph Alpher, Gamow began constructing an ingenius mathematical model that attempted to explain the nuclear processes that would have occurred at the conditions of the extreme heat of the very early universe. They "spent three years working through their calculations, questioning their assumptions, updating their cross-sections and refining their estimates... This was an extraordinary adventure. They were applying concrete physics to a previously vague Big Bang theory, attempting to mathematically model the conditions and events of the early universe. They were estimating initial conditions and applying the laws of nuclear physics to see how the universe evolved with time and how the processes of nucleosynthesis progressed." The result was a stunning success. With their model, Alpher and Gamow could predict the formation of hydrogen and helium in the observed proportions ( 99.99% of all atoms ) in the universe. "This result was the first major triumph for the Big Bang model since Hubble had observed and measured the redshifts of galaxies." When Gamow and Alpher's paper, "The Origin of Chemical Elements" was being sent for publication in the April 1, 1948 issue (April Fool's Day) of the Physical Review, Gamow couldn't resist playing a little joke on the scientific community. Even though his good friend Hans Bethe contributed nothing to the paper, Gamow added his name to the list of authors so the readers could enjoy the sight of a paper authored by Alpher, Bethe, Gamow and appreciate the pun on the Greek letters alpha, beta, and gamma. One of the unintended consequences of this joke was that is stripped the young Alpher of much of the credit due to him, for the public naturally assumed that the famous Bethe and Gamow had now done all the work. "The Alpha-Beta-Gamma paper, as it became known, was a milestone in the Big Bang versus eternal universe debate. It showed that it was possible to do real calculations relating to the nuclear processes that might have occurred after a hypothetical Big Bang, and thus test this theory of creation. Big Bang supporters could now point to two pieces of evidence, the expansion of the universe and the abundance of hydrogen and helium, and show that they were entirely consistent with the Big Bang model of the universe." Simon Singh, Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe, pp. 306-336. IN: The Physical Review, Vol. 73, No. 7, pp. 803-4; April 1 1948. Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Institute of Physics, 1948. Thin quarto, original wrappers neatly rebacked. Fine. Note: A custom cloth box is available for $200.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Mr. Churchill's favourite tunes: annotated musician's song list for Winston Churchill's 74th birthday, typed on Churchill's stationery, signed by Churchill

      This quite interesting item appears to be a musician's song list for Churchill's 74th birthday, signed by Churchill on his birthday. The physical characteristics of the list indicate that it was provided to a band leader in advance of Churchill's birthday, annotated by the band leader, carried to and used at the party, and then signed and dated by Churchill at a band member's request, the recipient then noting the date and occasion of the signature directly below the signature, likely with the same pen. The typed list of 15 song titles on Churchill's Hyde Park Gate stationery is titled "Mr. Churchill's favourite tunes" and is dated 18 November 1948. The laid paper stationery bears his address and telephone number in raised black print and a watermark ("JOYNSON SUPERFINE"). The typed list of song titles bears a number of pencil annotations, as well as what appears to be a name at the top right in pencil, crossed out (six characters, all caps, difficult to decipher). The verso of the list bears Churchill's signature and "1948" in his hand in blue ink. Directly below this signature and date, in the same ink but a different hand, is written "(Autograph given on Nov. 30th 48 on his 74th birthday)". The extensive annotations to the song list give every indication of being done by the musician tasked with performing. Thirteen of the songs have check marks beside them, while two have an "X" beside, with what are presumably two replacement suggestions written in pencil at the bottom of the list. One song bears a title correction ("were" in lieu of "are"). Two groups of three songs have a vertical line drawn through them, possibly indicating the band would perform a medley of these particular titles, rather than the individual songs. This is corroborated by a horizontal line at the left of each of these six songs, as well as beside "The Harrow Song". We speculate that the horizontal lines may indicate either songs that needed some orchestration or that the band leader did not know well. It would, after all, be entirely understandable for a band leader to be unfamiliar with the Harrow School Song. The paper bears a single horizontal fold, consonant with being placed in an envelope. The paper also bears four less regular vertical folds, consonant with being folded to fit perhaps a breast pocket or a small compartment in an instrument case. We find no historic record of the particulars of Churchill's 74th birthday party, though it was noted in contemporary press that "A fixture of his birthday, year in and year out, is a family party with a handful of old cronies at his London home in Byway-on-Fringe, Hyde Park." (Filed by AP London, 30 November 1948.) Thus this list may add, however modestly, a bit of the personal to the historical record. Condition of the list is very good minus. The list is fully intact and the modest grubbiness and creases are part of the charm. The chief detraction in our eyes is actually the fault of a misguided preservation effort. The list had been framed and was carefully removed by us with no loss or damage. Nonetheless, a consequence of framing is that the list is differentially toned, leaving a small, comparatively brighter perimeter where the letter was covered by and secured to the matte. There is a short, .5 inch tear at the right horizontal flap fold. We note no other tears. There is a 1.5 inch cellotape stain at the lower left edge which predates the framing.

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        Les Poèmes barbares. Vingt-six eaux-fortes originales dessinées et gravées par Odette Denis

      Paris: Le livre de Plantin, 1948. Livre. Illus. by Odette Denis. Très bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l'illustrateur. Ed. limitée. Grand In-4. Paris, Le livre de Plantin, 1948. 33 x 25 cm, grand in-4, 2 ff. bl. - 32 ff. n. ch. - 2 ff. bl. - 10 eaux-fortes hors texte, 17 eaux-fortes dans le texte et 4 autres en cul-de-lampe (soit 31 eaux-fortes, en non 26 comme annoncé), en feuilles sous couverture blanche rempliée, imprimée en noir et rouge et illustrée. Tirage à 205 exemplaires, tous sur vélin d'Arches, celui-ci justifié exemplaire d'artiste et signé par l'illustratrice. Il s'agit du premier livre illustré par Odette Denis, élève de Lobel-Riche, sous la direction artistique duquel ce livre fut publié. Suberbes eaux-fortes à sujets animaliers. Rare. Sans l'étui. Très bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 7012).

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        REMEMBRANCE ROCK.

      Harcourt Brace & Co., (1948), New York: - Inscribed on ffep by Sandburg, in blue fountain pen, to fellow poet, Thomas Ferril: "Dear Tom Ferril / the sheen and aura / hither and you herein / - with ancient affection - / Carl Sandburg / 1 9 4 8" By the time this inscription written, Sandburgh & Ferril, a Colorado poet, had been friends for decades (cf. The LETTERS Of CARL SANDBURG, which documents their close association). Sandburg later wrote of Ferril "You have the great poet of the West in your midst. He is the poet of the Rockies. And someday he will be recognized as one of the great poets of America." VG (text block sprung after p. 118 [as if a large envelope had been stored herein])/VG (some edge chipping, primarily to top edge). Blue cloth binding. Blue topstain. Dust jacket. 8vo. 1st trade edition. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION copy from Sandburg to close friend, and long-time associate, Tom Ferril. [10], 1067 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DERRIERE LE MIROIR (DLM) NO. 14-15 + 29-30 + 57-58-59 + 87-88-89: MIRO - WITH THIRTY-FOUR COLOR LITHOGRAPHS

      (MIRO, JOAN) (DERRIERE LE MIROIR). Miro, Jean, Jacques Dupin & Rene Char. DERRIERE LE MIROIR (DLM) NO. 14-15 + 29-30 + 57-58-59 + 87-88-89: MIRO - WITH THIRTY-FOUR COLOR LITHOGRAPHS. Paris. 1948, 1950, 1953 & 1956.: Maeght Editeur, First Edition Thus. Folio. Wrappers Bound in Cloth. Periodical. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np + np + np + np, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in French. This is a compilation of four issues of Maeght's legendary periodical "Derriere Le Miroir" (featuring the great artists and writers of the 20th Century) devoted solely to Joan Miro. Bound in dark blue cloth with debossed white lettering over boards by Maeght in 1956, it collects the complete contents of DLM numbers 14-15 (Novembre - Decembre 1948): "Joan Miro"; 29-30 (Mai - Juin 1950): "Miro"; 57-58-59 (Juin - Julliet - Aout 1953): "Miro"; and 87-88-89 (Juin - Julliet - Aout 1956): "Miro Artigas". An internally spectacularly bright, most handsome copy whose contents are complete and intact first printings with the wrappers bound in that contain in total thirty-four original color lithographs. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022340&

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        Au massacre mondain *

      Éditions P. Chatelet, Lyon 3.1.1948. - Broché, couverture tricolore illustrée à rabats. Bel exemplaire de ce titre peu fréquent, comprenant une lettre-préface de trois pages de Georges Simenon et une dédicace autographe signée de l'auteur, à la date de 1948.Les envois de la période lyonnaise sont fort rares et prisés dans la mondaine.Nous ne résistons pas au plaisir de citer l'avertissement qui ouvre ce recueil :"Les personnages de ce récit ne sont pas imaginaires. Toute ressemblance avec des personnes existant ou ayant existé ne serait peut-être pas une coïncidence.L'auteur s'excuse donc d'avoir moins d'imagination que la vie" Édition originale, après 50 exemplaires sur "papier spécial", soit 5 lettrés, 20 numérotés en romain et 25 en arabe.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Nous deux encore.

      J. Lambert & Cie 1948 - - J. Lambert & Cie, Paris _1948, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale imprimée à 750 ex numérotés sur vélin du Marais. Rare et agréable exemplaire de cet émouvant texte. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Les funérailles d'Adonis *

      L'Originale, Paris 15.12.1948. - En feuilles 25 x 19, couverture imprimée rempliée, dos muet. Quelques infimes accrocs et petit manque en tête. Un livre bien rare, puisque tiré vraisemblablement à moins de cent exemplaires, dont on ne reconnaît pas le style de l'imagier, les compositions linéaires épurées étant plus proches d'un Cocteau.L'entrée en matière de ce texte macabre:"Que je raconte cette histoire de vive voix, j'obtiens assitôt une attention passionnée. On boit mes paroles. Cent fois ais-je essayé de l'écrire, elle paraît tout de suite invraisemblable. Quelle que soit notre sincérité." Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 60 exemplaires numéroté sur Rives, après 10 Arches avec suite et quelques hors commerce signés par l'éditeur.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        La guerre secrète de Joséphine Baker. Avec une lettre autographe du Général De Gaulle. Paris, Siboney (1948). 8°. 323 S., mit 4 Tafeln, OKart.

      - Erste Ausgabe.- Beschreibung der herausragenden Leistungen der Künstlerin im französischen Widerstand während des Zweiten Weltkrieges.- Seitenränder tls. mit kleinen Läsuren, tls. unaufgeschnitten, Ebd. leicht gebräunt und lichtrandig.- Vorsatz mit eigenh. Widmung der Tänzerin: "A son Excellence et Madame Aubert avec toute ma sympathie et affection pour votre magnifique pays ou j'était si bien recu. Votre Josephine Baker." ? Mit Bleistift datiert "12 Mai 1948". # First edition.- Description of the outstanding achievements of the artist in the French Resistance during World War II, for which she became the first American woman to receive French military honours.- Partly marginal fraying (because of the paper), partly uncut, cover lightly browned and stained; overall godd copy.- Frontispiece with multi-line dedication of the dancer: "A son Excellence et Madame Aubert avec toute ma sympathie et affection pour votre magnifique pays ou j'était si bien recu. Votre Josephine Baker." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        Photograph of a rain-soaked Charles de Gaulle praying in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Nice, 1948

      [Nice, France, 1948]. (DE GAULLE, CHARLES) Printed circa 1984. 11-3/8 x 10-3/8 inches. Gelatin silver print. Very good. Docketed on verso with indications to the printer for reduction and placement . Rare print of this famous image of the French leader, praying on the eve of the elections for the National Assembly of 1948, standing before an altar in his rain-soaked uniform. Taken by the Ukrainian-born photographer Dmitri Kessel (1902 - 1995), whose work for LIFE magazine won him international renown, the image received a full-page reproduction (from this very print) in the book ON ASSIGNMENT: DMITRI KESSEL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER (New York, Abrams, 1985, p. 165), with the explanation: " ... in Nice in September 1948. He was campaigning for re-election when he was caught in a downpour and refused an umbrella."

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        WHO GOES THERE? SEVEN TALES OF SCIENCE-FICTION

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. 1948. cloth.. An 8 1/2" x 11"mimeographed Shasta review "letter" is laid in. A fine. copy in fine dust jacket (with wraparound illustration by Hannes. Bok). (#135221). First edition. A superb association copy, with signed inscription by Campbell to William Anthony Parker White on the front free endpaper: "To / A. P. White -- / Who, for a change, / makes comments / and remarks about / my [underlined] scribblings! / John W. Campbell, Jr." W. A. P. White (1911- 1968), writer, editor and critic (under a variety of pen names including Anthony Boucher and H. H. Holmes), was a regular contributor to ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION and UNKNOWN during Campbell's editorship. "Snulbug," his first published story, appeared in UNKNOWN in December 1941. In 1949, White became founding editor, along with J. Francis McComas, of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION and after McComas left, White was sole editor from 1954 until his retirement, though ill health, in 1958. White, "an able and perceptive editor ... did much to help raise the literary standards of science-fiction in the 1950s. He was also a distinguished book reviewer; he wrote science-fiction review columns for both the NEW YORK TIMES (as Anthony Boucher) and the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE (as H. H. Holmes) and was influential in gaining for science- fiction a certain measure of respectability. " - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 145. WHO GOES THERE? is a 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." Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-13. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 2003-07.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Typed Letters, signed

      Adelaide, Australia; Westport, CT, 1948, 1952. Two typed letters, (3)ff., (2)ff., signed by Helen Keller, plus (1)ff. autograph note, signed, from Keller's assistant and companion, Polly Thompson., and a typed transcript of that note. As a world-famous speaker, author, and advocate for persons with disabilities, Keller traveled to more than forty different countries in her lifetime. These letters relate to a trip that she and Thompson took to Australia in 1948, as part of an international tour. The first letter, dated July 10, 1948, was written on stationery from the South Australian Hotel in Adelaide, and is addressed to Ewen Waterman, one of Keller's hosts during her stay in the city. Keller expresses gratitude to Waterman for the "unexpected, dazzling" birthday party that he hosted for her, "so full of warm Australian hospitality and delight!" She writes, "Really I felt like Cinderella riding to the King's palace in a coach and six. Not only did you honor my natal day, you graced it with the company of Adelaide's Lord Mayor and the Councillors." In closing, Keller thanks Waterman for his advocacy for the deaf, writing, "I beg of you to keep persevering until the public accepts them as free, normal citizens, and until they themselves feel the Divine Impulse that shall lift them above all affliction and show them even on earth the Peace that passeth understanding." The second letter is addressed to Waterman four years later, on December 14, 1952, from Keller's home in Westport, Connecticut. She recalls a pleasant visit that they had a few months prior, as well as their time together in Australia, and also writes in thanks for a gift of sweaters that he sent for both her and Thompson, saying, "Every time my sweater and I bid defiance to King Frost, I shall feel not only cosy and pretty but also happy in your kind thoughts enfolding me." Thompson's letter, on a sheet of Keller's personal notepaper, also thanks Waterman for his gift, but adds, "We have been deep in the throes of film taking -- the Documentary Film of Helen's life -- it is almost completed so far as the picture taking is concerned." The resulting film, Helen Keller in Her Story, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1955. Transcript of Thompson's letter has a few small marginal holes, paper clip mark to the back of one page of Keller's 1952 letter, else very fine.

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        Drôle de ménage *

      P. Morihien, (Paris) 7.1948. - Broché 32 x 25, couverture illustrée couleur rempliée. Petits accrocs sans perte au dos et légère insolation en bord, malgré ces défauts soigneusement relevés, exemplaire très frais. Entre la lune et le soleil, ce fragile et imposant illustré destiné aux plus jeunes, à feuilleter en écoutant la chanson de Charles Trenet. Édition originale. L'un des 2'000 exemplaires courants, après 720 numérotés sur vélin de Rives.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Shed No Tears (First Edition)

      New York: Murray and Gee, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket is Variant B, with a simple tear-drop design on the front panel, issued in conjunction with the sale of the film rights. Jacket is lightly nicked at the spine ends and corners, with a touch of rubbing at the folds and a small bruise near the heel. Basis for the 1948 film noir directed by Jean Yarbrough and starring Wallace Ford and June Vincent. Extremely scarce.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Pitfall (Original Film Pressbook)

      Los Angeles: United Artists, 1948. Original pressbook for the 1948 film, "Pitfall," directed by Andre de Toth, based on the 1947 novel by Jay Dratler. Written for the screen by Karl Kamb, and starring Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, Jane Wyatt, Byron Barr and Raymond Burr. An unfulfilled insurance agent (Dick Powell) begins an affair with the girlfriend (Lizabeth Scott) of an imprisoned thief (Byron Barr), who is goaded into a deadly showdown by a jealous investigator (Raymond Burr). 14 pages, saddle stitched, 11 x 17 inches. About Near Fine condition. Faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. Tiny bit of starting to the bottom hinge fold. Small diagonal crease to the bottom corner of the front wrapper. Light soiling to the rear wrapper. An important example of "the pervasive malaise of the American middle class as expressed in film noir," with Burr at his creepy best. & & Selby 307. Silver, pp. 228-229. Spicer, p. 416.

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        Le cheval troyen *

      G.Visat, Paris 20.12.1948. - En feuilles 23 x 18, sous double étui (un peu défraîchi comme d'hab') bordé, chemise titrée. Menus défauts. A notre sens le livre le plus réussi de l'artiste, avant même les "Cantilènes" de Boris, que nous recherchons néanmoins toujours. Comme ce dernier, cet ouvrage baigne dans le Saint-Germain de l'époque (et des prés) et restitue un peu de sa fraîcheur à travers le héros-cheval qui en a un peu fumé la moquette. Cool. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 187 exemplaire numérotés sur Arches, outre 13 Japon (le premier indécemment truffé) avec cuivre, dessin et double suite, 25 Arches avec suite et 25 probablement sans et hors commerce.

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        Wuthering heights (Les hauts de Hurlevent ) - traduction de Louise Servicen en 2 tomes publiés à l'occasion du centenaire de l'édition du texte (1847)

      1948. Léon Masson. . Chez Jean Porson à Paris, 1948 En feuillets, couverture illustrée et rempliée, in 4 ( 31 x 25 cm), 241 + 249 pages. Illustration de 147 lithographies en noir d'après dessins à l'encre de chine de Léon Masson. sous 2 emboitages (1 pour le texte et l'autre pour les suites et dessin original) et chemise couleur vieux rose, à fermeture à rubans. Tirage limité à 299 exemplaires : 30 exemplaires (15 sur Arches teinté et 15 sur Rives blanc) numérotés de 1 à 30 enrichis d'une suite de toutes les illustrations, 100 remarques inédites, une suite des 23 portraits et paysage à plein page, une suite des 11 planches d'essai, une suite des 10 planches refusées dont 7 avec remarques, deux dessins originaux à l'encre de chine rehaussés de lavis, 30 exemplaires (15 sur Arches teinté et 15 sur Rives blanc) numérotés de 31 à 60 contenant la suite de toutes les illustrations avec remarques, la suite des 23 portraits et paysages et un dessin original, 15 exemplaires sur Rives blanc numérotés de 61 à 75 enrichis de la suite des 23 portraits et paysages et dessin original, 15 exemplaires sur Rives blanc numérotés de 76 à 90 enrichis de la suite des 23 portraits et paysages et un dessin original, 209 exemplaires sur Rives blanc numérotés de 91 à 299. Exemplaire avec SUITE DES 23 PORTRAITS ET PAYSAGES, SUITE AVEC REMARQUES ET UN DESSIN ORIGINAL numéro 52 sur papier Arches blanc Très bel illustré moderne d'après le chef d'œuvre de Brontë édité en 1847 - Très bel exemplaire de tête intérieur et emboîtage

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        La scultura lingua morta. Pensieri.

      Officina Bodoni 1948 * Vol. di cm 25 x 16,5 - p. (4b.)+50+(8)+(2b.) - testo stampato col torchio a mano su carta a tino di Fabriano - rilegatura bodoniana in cartoncino roma grigio con etichetta portatitolo al dorso e al piatto ant., custodia /case/: perfetto stato. * Nota al lettore di Giovanni Mardersteig. Prima edizione di 200 esemplari numerati (il testo era stato anticipato dall'autore in una edizione privata di poche copie tre anni prima). Vedi G. Mardersteig, L'Officina Bodoni, 1980; p. 85, n. 81. (ARTURO MARTINI. Scritti di artisti /Artists' writings/).

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        A l'Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs *

      Gallimard, Paris 1948. - 2 tomes reliés 29 x 20, demi maroquin ivoire à coins, plats marbrés, dos à nerfs avec titres et têtes dorés, couvertures conservées. Reliures à peine passées. L'un des 440 exemplaires numérotés sur Vélin pur chiffon de Lana. La mixité de l'illustration de cet ouvrage provient de la disparition du premier ymagier, Boullaire ayant repris le flambeau en cours de route. Cela n'en demeure pas moins une réussite, et peut-être même cette double vision est-elle plutôt avantageuse pour ce livre raffiné, imprimé dans une typographie très fantaisie (en caractère Auriol spécialement fondu pour cette occasion par Deberny et Peignot) et en deux tons avec de belle marges. Image visible sur site céleste.

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        Hot Rod Magazine. Volumes 1 to 18 (1948-1965)

      Los Angeles: Premedia Specialty Group, Inc., 1948-1987, passim. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED by 10% until Sunday, Sept. 1. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! volumes 1-18, lacking vol. 1#7 and 5#9, otherwise all published for the years 1948 to 1965! Volume 1 nos. 1-6 are the reprint editions which were reissued in 1987 - all other issues are the originals; Complete issues and volumes in original paper wrappers, mostly in publishers portfolios, some age darkening and wear passim, overall very good. Photos available upon request.

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        Skólarím

      Akureyri: Pálmi H. Jónsson, [1948]. Paperback. good/good. Poem for children by Kári Tryggvason and his students the winter 1946-1947. Oddur Björnsson drew the pictures. Former owner's name on cover and front endpapers. Bound in paper wraps, cover and spine a little torn. Weight 246g.

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        Proceedings of a Symposium on Large-Scale Digital Calculating Machinery. Proceedings... Jointly sponsored by the Navy Department Bureau of Ordnance and Harvard University a the Computation Laboratory 7-10 January 1947

      Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. [2 - 1st blank], xxix (including frontis), [1-blank], [1]-302 pages. Publishers navy blue cloth, with minor bump to base near spine. Dust jacket is edgeworn with small edge tears and minor loss at corners and head/tail of spine panel. Also has some soiling at the flap folds. Even so it presents nicely on the shelf. Volume XVI in the Annals of the Computation Laboratory of Harvard University. Publishes papers from the "first full-scale symposium on electronic and electro-mechanical digital computers. The symposium took place more than a year after the first postwar conference on mechanical and electronic computation techniques, held at MIT in October 1945, for which no proceedings were published." Howard Aiken, head of Harvard's Computation Laboratory, organized the conference. The papers cover aspects of computer design, construction, operation, and emerging applications. The proceedings offer one of the most comprehensive pictures of this rapidly emerging field in the post-war years. Seven of the papers here presented are listed separately in Hook & Norman's Origins of Cyberspace, and the members and attendees of the Symposium represent a veritable "Who's Who" of distinguished contributing scientists, mathematicians, and engineers (Aiken, Mauchly, Goldstine and Forrester spoke among others, with Turing, Hopper, and many other luminaries in attendance). Topics ranged from credible memory devices to important early machines - aspects of the Mark I and II, Whirlwind, ENIAC, and EDVAC style machines are all discussed. While the earliest computer history work tends to the theoretical, this symposium had much of the practical side to offer. This copy from the library of Harvard physicist and symposium participant Harry R. Mimno (his signature on front pastedown). Uncommon in dust jacket. Origins of Cyberspace 414 (also 553, 609, 848, 902, 913, 924, 1136) TEMPORARILY ON SALE PER CONSIGNOR.

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        Proceedings of a Symposium on Large-Scale Digital Calculating Machinery. Proceedings. Jointly sponsored by the Navy Department Bureau of Ordnance and Harvard University a the Computation Laboratory 7-10 January 1947

      Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1948 - [2 - 1st blank], xxix (including frontis), [1-blank], [1]-302 pages. Publishers navy blue cloth, with minor bump to base near spine. Dust jacket is edgeworn with small edge tears and minor loss at corners and head/tail of spine panel. Also has some soiling at the flap folds. Even so it presents nicely on the shelf. Volume XVI in the Annals of the Computation Laboratory of Harvard University. Publishes papers from the "first full-scale symposium on electronic and electro-mechanical digital computers. The symposium took place more than a year after the first postwar conference on mechanical and electronic computation techniques, held at MIT in October 1945, for which no proceedings were published." Howard Aiken, head of Harvard's Computation Laboratory, organized the conference. The papers cover aspects of computer design, construction, operation, and emerging applications. The proceedings offer one of the most comprehensive pictures of this rapidly emerging field in the post-war years. Seven of the papers here presented are listed separately in Hook & Norman's Origins of Cyberspace, and the members and attendees of the Symposium represent a veritable "Who's Who" of distinguished contributing scientists, mathematicians, and engineers (Aiken, Mauchly, Goldstine and Forrester spoke among others, with Turing, Hopper, and many other luminaries in attendance). Topics ranged from credible memory devices to important early machines - aspects of the Mark I and II, Whirlwind, ENIAC, and EDVAC style machines are all discussed. While the earliest computer history work tends to the theoretical, this symposium had much of the practical side to offer. This copy from the library of Harvard physicist and symposium participant Harry R. Mimno (his signature on front pastedown). Uncommon in dust jacket. Origins of Cyberspace 414 (also 553, 609, 848, 902, 913, 924, 1136) TEMPORARILY ON SALE PER CONSIGNOR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        August Strindbergs brev I-XIV.

      - Del I-XV utgivna av Torsten Eklund. Bonniers 1948-1976. Ca 380 s./vol. Strindbergssällskapets skrifter. Linneklotband, omslagen medbundna. Exlibris Johannes Lehman. 14 vol. 23,5 x 16 cm.[#\112797]

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        Première visite de Marcel Proust *

      Éditions du Cheval Ailé chez P.Cailler, Genève 14.7.1948. - Broché 27 x 18, couverture imprimée rempliée. Bel ouvrage à typographie bicolore, pour moitié constitué, après le texte de Morand, de lettres inédites de Proust datant de 1916-1917. Emouvants souvenirs d'une rencontre qui allait durer jusqu'à sa disparition, l'auteur participant à sa veillée mortuaire. Ce livre, forcément rare même sous nos latitudes, fut achevé de rédaction à Territet le Jour des Morts 1946. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 171 exemplaires sur vélin de Montval (55) à la main Camson & Montgolfier, seul tirage sur lequel 21 furent lettrés et hors commerce, le solde étant numéroté.

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        L' Europe russe annoncée par Dostoïevsky *

      P.Cailler, Genève 2.9.1948. - Broché, couverture imprimée. Tête un peu insolée et petiote (c'est du vaudois, mais somme toute, l' Paul vivait bien à Vevey non ?) tache en queue. Ce petit livre du diplomate, qui prend ses racines dans l'épilepsie et se termine dans l'écume du "Journal d'un Ecrivain", fit-il quelque vague à l'époque ? Nous ne sommes pas assez calés sur la question historique pour nous en faire une idée précise.L'édition courante, qui ne l'est pas tant, est également disponible sur demande, tirée sur ce papier teinté que l'éditeur semblait apprécier tout particulièrement. Édition originale. L'un des 50 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Vélin et 1'120 Chamois dont de Chapelle.

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        Wine, Women, and Words (First Edition, inscribed by Henry Miller)

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1948 - First Edition, No. 1451 of an unknown number of copies SIGNED by the author. Additionally INSCRIBED by Henry Miller on the front endpaper: "To me S.D. [Salvador Dali] is a prick of the first water, I know, from intimate contact. May he live to screw himself! / Henry Miller / 1/31/73 / Especially inscribed for / Pierre Sicari / recently of Corsica."Sicari was Miller's barber, friend, and confidant, as well as one of the foremost Miller collectors in the world. An interesting and colorful description, as Miller knew Dali through the 1930s and 40s and, by some accounts, truly did not like him.Very Good plus without a dust jacket as issued. Small dampstain to the front page edge, minor splitting to the edges, and light soil. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE NAKED AND THE DEAD

      New York: Rinehart, 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.. 1st Edition.

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        The Naked and the Dead

      New York : Rinehart, 1948. 1st edition, 1st issue. Physical desc. : 721 p : map ; 22 cm. Subject: World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction. SIGNED, with a 4-line inscription by the author (dated 1968). Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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