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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.

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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. * * *

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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.

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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.

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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]

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        The Second World War

      London, Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1948-54., 1948. All First Editions. 6 volumes. 8vo. With several maps. Finely bound in half black oasis morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt 'lion rampant' tooling to spine, matching cloth boards, top edges gilt. A very attractive set. 'This is not history; this is my case'. The author's most famous work, and the books that brought most readers to Churchill. Woods A123(b). Langworth 264. See also Cohen

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      - Homens de Estado, Homens de Armas, Homens de Letras. Portugal nos nossos dias. De da Academia das Ciências de Lisboa. Vida Mundial Editora, Organizações Crisalis. Lisboa. 1948, 1950 e 1951. 4 volumes enc. em 2. De 25x18 cm. Com 320-383 e415-407 pags. Encadernações do editor. Profusamente ilustrados com retratos de pessoas e acontecimentos e fac-similes de obras e missivas com as principais ideias politicas e culturais dos biografados. Obra com as biografias de; Conselheiro João Franco; Dr. Magalhães Lima; Cardeal Mendes Belo; Conselheiro Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos; Contra-Almirante Machado dos Santos; Conde de Sabugosa; Vice-Almirante Cândido dos Reis; Tenente Frederico Pinheiro Chagas; Doutor Teófilo braga; Doutor António Granjo; Doutor António José de Almeida; Conselheiro Teixeira de Sousa; Brigadeiro João Tamagnini Barbosa; Conselheiro João de Azevedo Coutinho; Comandante José Carlos da Maia; Carlos Malheiro Dias; Conselheiro Júlio de Vilhena; Marechal Gomes da costa; Doutor Álvaro de castro; Comandante Paiva Couceiro; e D. João da Câmara. Location/localizacao: 3-A1-D-6

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        Raintree County

      Boston, Ma: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948 Later Printing. Signed By The Author On The Half-Title Page. No Other Marks Or Writing. Hint Of A Bump To The Lower Back Corner. Spine Ends A Little Wrinkled. The Jacket Has A Few Chips And Tears. The Top Edge, Corners And Spine Ends Have Been Reinforced With Clear Tape. Small Area A The Front Spine Fold Has Also Been Taped. Price Clipped.

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      London: Cassell and Co, 1948-54. 6 volumes. First editions. A profusion of maps and diagrams in all volumes. 8vo, publisher’s original black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine, in the original dustjackets. xv, 527; xvii, 556; xviii, 629; xviii, 743; x, 558; xviii, 584; plus extensive appendices and index in each volume. A fine and handsome set of the firsts, with bindings in excellent order and dustjackets in very nice condition with only light mellowing or a hint of shelving evidence. NOBEL PRIZE WINNING FIRST EDITION. Upon hearing that President Roosevelt sought suggestions about what the war should be called Churchill replied, “The Unnecessary War.” According to Churchill, “There never was a war more easy to stop than that which has just wrecked what was left of the world from the previous struggle.” Churchill’s heartfelt opinion is reflected in the theme of the first volume, “How the English-speaking peoples through their unwisdom, carelessness and good nature allowed the wicked to rearm.” Sir Winston Churchill ranks among the greatest men of history. He was born in 1874, a descendent of the great Duke of Marlborough. After an education at Harrow and Sandhurst he entered the army in 1895 and embarked on one of the most varied and distinguished careers of the century. He acted as a correspondent for the Morning Post during the Boer War and his dramatic escape from prison in Pretoria brought him to public attention. He embarked on his political career in 1900 by entering Parliament. While there he held many major offices of state: Home Secretary, Secretary of State for War, First Lord of the Admiralty in which he oversaw naval operations for the First World War, Colonial Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and eventually in 1940, Prime Minister. The latter office he would hold throughout World War Two and again from 1951 to 1955. It is unquestionably his office of Prime Minister during the Second World War for which he is best remembered. His powerful leadership and inspiring oratory held his nation and the free world together throughout the horrors of that conflict. He was a prolific writer, as this 6 volume set will attest, and in 1953 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in spite of the fact that the work was not yet published in full. In that same year he was distinguished further by being made Knight of the Garter by Queen Elizabeth II. These volumes were written and published over the course of seven years. Always submerged in multiple projects, he also finished his ‘History of the English Speaking Peoples’ and perfected his style of painting and wrote ‘Painting as a Pastime’ during this same time period. His death in 1965 sent the whole world into mourning and his funeral was one of the most moving public events of the century.

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        The Lottery

      New York: The New Yorker. NF/NONE. 1948. 1st Edition. Magazine; 1st Printing. 1st edition/1st printing. True first appearance in print of Shirley Jackson's The Lottery, preceding the book version. It is rumored that fewer than 100 copies of this magazine in complete, collectible condition still exist. This magazine is indeed complete, and in excellent condition. Many consider The Lottery to be among the finest short stories ever published. The Lottery was originally published in this June 26, 1948 'The New Yorker Magazine', before being published as one of the short stories contained in the book titled The Lottery published by Farrar Straus in 1949. The New Yorker got quite a reaction to the story, ranging from people wanting to attend such a lottery to threats that the magazine should be shut down for publishing this type of story. Instant fame for Ms. Jackson, and no doubt what well and truly launched her book career. The story is contained on pages 25 through 28 in the magazine, and the condition of those pages is excellent. The magazine itself is in overall excellent condition, firmly bound, unfaded, crisp paper, with just very slight edgewear to the binding paper and a 'soft' crease (no fold line or sharp bend) to the middle vertically, probably from being inserted into a mail box on original delivery (there is no address label on the magazine, so no doubt delivered in a plastic sleeve). Aside from Ms. Jackson's story, the magazine contains a lot of news of that time, including mention of President Truman and Congress, travel news, and is chock full of wonderful display ads, including both B&W and color. An important slice of history, and an incredible chance to own The Lottery's first appearance in print in excellent condition. Such pieces of fragile ephemeral material are rarely passed on to us in this condition. .

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        O Paris. 15 aquarelles de Maryland.

      Paris 1948 - One of 15 numbered copies on Velin d'Arches with original watercolor drawing tipped in the frontispiece, a preparatory study for illustration of La Rue Mouffetard., from a total edition of 350. Folio, 3/4 dark green morocco and paste-paper boards, spine paneled, title gilt, top edge gilt, original covers bound in, near fine. Illustrated with 15 color lithographs of views of Paris after watercolor drawings by Maryland. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Napoli.: Ente Proviciale per il Turismo.. 1948.. Color lithographic poster, 39 x 25 inches. Professionally conserved with Japanese paper: paper loss to 3 x 5 inch area of upper left corner (now filled), a few additional smaller chips along left edge (all filled), faint toning from removed adhesive tape in corners (barely visible), mended 4 3/4 inch tear to middle of right edge, mended short tears along left and right edge. Despite these faults, a brilliantly colored and striking image, eminently displayable. A stunning coastal view of Naples, Italy, by Mario Puppo. The poster is dated 1942 in the image, but dated 1948 at the lower edge. "Saiga gia Barabino & Graeve - Genova" printed at lower right corner. "Esente da Bollo Disciplina affissioni D. L. 8-11-47 N. 1417" printed at lower left, "Affisione Autorizzata dalla Questura di Genova - Agosto 1948" printed mid lower edge. .

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        Death Before Dinner

      Collins for the Crime Club, 1948. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very near fine, no inscription, clean pages, in like dustwrapper, not price-clipped, a little conservation in places, with the artwork looking bright and colourful. Very nice copy of one of the author's Inspector Macdonald mysteries, and extremely scarce in the wrapper.

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        Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action

      New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of the first description of the invention of the transistor (published simultaneously in The Physical Review). "In the 1930s, Bell Labs scientists were trying to use ultrahigh frequency waves for telephone communications, and needed a more reliable detection method than the vacuum tube, which proved incapable of picking up rapid vibrations... John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley spearheaded the Bell Labs effort to develop a new means of amplification," developing, by 1948, a novel device that would effectively amplify and control electric signals. "At roughly half an inch high, the first transistor was huge by today's standards, when 7 million transistors can fit onto a single silicon chip. But it was the very first solid state device capable of doing the amplification work of a vacuum tube, earning Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956. More significantly, it spawned an entire industry and ushered in the Information Age, revolutionizing global society" (The American Physical Society). The 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect". In: The Bell System Technical Journal, Vol. 28, No. 2, April 1949 (pp. 239-277). New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1949. Octavo, original wrappers; custom cloth box. "Return to Ainsworth" written at top or wrapper. Spine and edges a bit faded, a few smudges to front wrapper. Rare in original wrappers.

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        The Heart Of The Matter

      London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1948., 1948. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED by the author to half title; For John Wilson/ from/ Graham Greene. Bound in publisher's navy blue cloth, top edge tinted red, beige endpapers, dust jacket. General wear to both book and wrapper; first two leaves have some dampstaining, worn jacket rubbed and creased, head of spine chipped, although the colour at same remains unfaded. A good-very good copy which still presents well. Signed copies of this title are uncommon. Classic tale of diamond smuggling and blackmail in a British Colony in West Africa, and basis for the 1953 film adaptation starring Trevor Howard and Peter Finch. Graham Greene's 'The Heart of the Matter' was awarded the 1949 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, founded in memory of a partner in the publishing house of A. and C. Black Ltd., and one of the oldest and most prestigious book awards in Britain. R.A Wobbe; Graham Greene-A Bibliography & Guide to Research [A21a]. Listed in Time Magazine's 100 Best Modern Novels. Steinbrunner & Penzler; Ency.of Mystery & Detection, p176-7.

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