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        Aphrodite. Con illustrazioni di Pier Antonio Gariazzo.

      Dionysos 1948 4° gr.; pp. 154 non num.8, a quartini sciolti, in parte intonso; con testate e finalini. Inoltre 15 tav. f.testo in litografia acquerellate a mano dall'Artista. Bella edizione tirata a complessivi 493 esempl. numerati; nel colophon sono indicate solo 12 tav. acquerellate per esempl., mentre in questo nostro, n. 28, sono 15. Brochure edit. illustrata, impreziosita da curiosa dedica del Gariazzo ad inchiostro in copertina. Il Gariazzo (1879-1963) fu noto pittore, acquafortista e scrittore torinese; tenne personali a Parigi, Berlino, Londra, Bruxelles. Cfr. Comanducci - Dizionario Illustrato dei Pittori e Incisiori Italiani.(vedi riproduz.)

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Prandi s.n.c.]
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        Les Cent Visages du Cinema (Signed First Edition)

      Paris: Editions Bernard Grasset, 1948. First French Edition (and correct first). One of several limitations, this one of 180 copies issued on large paper (this being No. 166). Briefly INSCRIBED by LaPierre on the second blank, most uncommon thus. About Very Good condition, in wrappers, with a slight lean and some fraying at the spine ends and front fold, otherwise lightly shelfworn. A massive, systematic, and profusely photo illustrated study of world cinema up to 1948, arranged by geographic areas. 716 pages, in French.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Crusade in Europe ( Inscribed Presentation Copy)

      NY: Doubleday, 1948. Hardcover. Very Good. xiv, 522pp+ index. Full blue morocco with flaming sword device, spine gilt, in slipcase. Spine sunned with some rubbing to the tops of the bands, otherwise a fine copy. Slipcase sunned at the edges, discolored in spots with a rubbed spot to the bottom. Signed D-day order tipped in, but without a limitation page. Additionally inscribed by Eisenhower on the front free endpaper thus: To Captain P. Aurand/ with all the best/ from his friend/ Dwight D. Eisenhower. Aurand was Eisenhower's Naval Aide from 1956 onward. Nice copy of an uncommon edition, obviously done in limited numbers and meant for presentation to close fiends and colleagues.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        Maize Genetics Cooperation News Letter 19 issues plus 2 indexes

      Dept. of Plant Breeding, Cornell, 1948-1970. PAPERBACK. Numbers: 22 (1948), 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 43, 44 (1970) plus Appendix to Volume 36 Symbol index to Volumes 12 through 35, and Appendix to Volume 44 Author and Name index for volumes 3 through 43. Name of prior owners on cover. Both were Geneticists at Cornell: H. T. Simson and Adrian M. Srb. Overall most copies are very good. Some have old dampstains to bottom edge (22), 23, 25, 28 not affecting text. A few are soiled: 43, 32 not affecting the interior. Mostly 150-225 pages. * Much in these pages by Nobel Laureate Barbara McClintock. Genetics. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Good.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        La lampe dans l'horloge.

      - Paris, Robert Marin, 1948. In -16, con una tavola di TOYEN fuori testo. Brossura editoriale illustrata a colori. Edizione originale. Esemplare perfetto arricchito da un invio autografo firmato. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fabio Freddi]
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        La beccaccia. Anatomia. Nidificazione. Migrazione. Costumi. Caccia. Disegni di R. Lemmi. Seconda edizione riveduta, ampliata e completamente rinnovata nella parte illustrativa.

      Subject: (Beccaccia). Firenze, Olimpia, 1948, 8vo br. cop. ill. col. pp. 310 con ill. in tav. f.t. (Ceresoli, p. 265). Qualche arrossamento alla copertina dovuta alla qualit? della carta post-bellica, copia a fogli chiusi. Dedica autografa firmata dell'A.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        The Second World War, Brazilian] A Segunda Guerra Mundial.

      Companhia Editora Nacional, São Paulo, 1948?54 - 10 volumes only (of 12, lacking pts. 9?10). Original printed paper wrappers. A little wear to spine ends, an excellent set. First Brazilian editions, all ten volumes signed or inscribed by Winston Churchill. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      Ente per l'Enciclopedia Cattolica 1948-1953 In-8 gr., 12 voll., mz. pelle edit. (dorsi rovinati), illustrati in b.n. nel t. e con tavv. a colori f.t. Importante repertorio. Testo ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Crusade in Europe

      Doubleday 1948 - Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, 1948. Hardcover. First Edition. First Edition preceding the trade edition. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. One 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." Fine in original acetate and a Near Fine slipcase. Housed in an additional custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Bird Life in Wington Sermonettes for Young Folk in Story Form FIRST EDITION

      WM.B. EERDMANS COMPANY 1948 OCT, MICHIGAN - Michigan, WM.B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, October 1948. First edition; $1.50 dust jacket price; Very good hardcover, lightly chipped dusk jacket, protected by clear new archival plastic sleeve. Signed by the author on front fly leaf. Two yellowed tape staines to front fly leaf beneath signature where something used to be attached. --- Ideal for a story reading book for young folk; a guide and source book for workers with children; Here are 30 simple stories that teach the Christian way of life to even the youngest child. Illustrated bw drawings; Bird Life in Wington Sermonettes for Young Folk in Story Form DATE PUBLISHED: 1948 OCT EDITION: FIRST ED 122 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Bird Life in Wington (Signed by author: John Calvin Reid)

      WM B, EERDMANS PUBLISHING, NEW YORK 1948 - A very good condition copy in dustjacket. Offset on one page from old news clipping laid in. Signed by author: John Calvin Reid, DJ: Very Good. This jacket has more wear on top, and the paper along the side of the spine shows small chips along a crease. BOOK: Very Good. Corners are lightly bumped, but paper is completely intact. DATE PUBLISHED: 1948 EDITION: 122 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wazome Washi

      Tokyo: Kogei, 1948. Small quarto. (93)ff. One of 250 copies, signed by the author to the front endpaper. Contains 92 tipped-in samples of dyed Japanese hand-made papers in all colors, ranging fom bright yellow and red to earthy shades of brown, green, and tan. One sample of pink paper has some spotting, covers slightly faded at the center, else a fine copy in brown cloth with a red and yellow label to the front cover, and with a plain paper dust wrapper. Housed in a brown cloth chemise with bone closures.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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      A.Palu / y / The Dolphin Book, Barcelona - 36 Tomos editados de 1948 a 1990, encuadernados en Holandesa homogenea, conservan cubiertas originales, más de 600 págs por tomo. Obra fundamental, sin superar.

      [Bookseller: Libros Madrid]
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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd.,, 1948–54. 6 volumes, octavo (207 × 131 mm) Bound in near contemporary red half morocco on matched boards by Maurin - miniscule ink-stamp top corner verso of the front free endpapers - flattened bands with gilt foliate roll forming 6 compartments with single fillet panel, title in the second and author in the fourth, floral spray corner-pieces to the rest, single gilt rule to the spine and corner edges, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Maps and diagrams, some folding. Minimal shelf-wear, internally clean and bright, a very handsome set. First editions, first impressions of Churchill's masterpiece in a highly attractive fine binding. Undoubtedly the single most important historical account of the Second World War. Max Beloff observed that there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking." A man who had always primarily made his living by his pen, Churchill was the only major war leader to give an authoritative account of the conflict, and his ringing phrases seeped into the collective memory. As J. H. Plumb noted in his essay in A. J. P. Taylor's Churchill: Four Faces and the Man "Churchill the historian lies at the very heart of all historiography of the Second World War, and will always remain there… [we still] move down the broad avenues which he drove through war's confusion and complexity."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Who Goes There?

      Shasta Publishers, 1948-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948. First Edition, First Printing, with First Edition stated on the copyright page. In original dust jacket with the proper price of $3.00 intact. In Very Good condition, in a Very Good Minus dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding. Pages lightly age toned. Book plate from previous owner on front paste down. Light sunning to spine and light bumping to corners. The dust jacket was once split at the rear fold, and has since been repaired and reinforced with tape from the verso. The jacket shows sunning, light soiling, chipping, and light edge wear with a few short tears. A lovely copy overall, in a well preserved original dust jacket with Hannes Bok's bugged eyed monster illustration. The dust jacket comes housed in a protective, removable plastic sleeve and presents well.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Alphabet for Adults.

      - Beverly Hills, Copley galleries, 1948. In -4 (mm. 225x290), con 39 illustrazioni originali, di cui 1 ripetuta al piatto superiore. legatura editoriale in mezza tela, piatti in cartone (illustrato il superiore); cofanetto. Edizione originale limitata a 500 esemplari. Ottimo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fabio Freddi]
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        The Great Gatsby

      The Grey Walls Press, London 1948 - 164 pages. Original green cloth with gilt titling on the spine. Very slight offsetting on endpapers. The price-clipped dustwrapper has a tiny nick on the fold of front flap. Tail of dustwrapper spine very slightly rubbed. Bright, crisp and beautiful! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tapsell's Books]
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        Le Bestiaire de Paul Eluard. Eaux-fortes originales de Roger Chastel

      Paris: Maeght, 1948. Livre. Illus. by Roger Chastel. Très bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l'illustrateur. Ed. limitée. In-folio. Paris, Maeght, 1948. 40 x 34 cm, in-folio, (191 pp.), avec 87 eaux-fortes originales, dont 42 lettrines, 40 à pleine page et 5 dans le texte, en feuilles sous double couverture entièrement gravée à l'eau-forte, chemise portant le titre en creux, étui. L'un des 5 exemplaires sur papier de Montval comprenant un DESSIN ORIGINAL au fusain SIGNE (n° 14), sur un tirage total à 196 exemplaires. Notre exemplaire comporte, outre le dessin, la très belle COUVERTURE EN DEUX ETATS, ce qui n'est pas annoncé au colophon. Les poèmes d'Eluard ici si élégamment illustrés par des eaux-fortes s'inspirant de gravures préhistoriques sont extraits de 14 recueils précédents. Petites usures à l'étui, petites décharges à une planche, bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 4199 ; The Artist and the Book, 55).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        LENINGRAD DURING THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR (18 Woodcuts in Portfolio)

      1948. Original Wrappers. Folio. A prominent Russian Jewish artist and illustrator, Yudovin typically depicted life of Jewish township and people in both Soviet and imperial Russia; this suite of engravings was an unusual departure for Yudovin near the end of his life as he passed the Second World War in Leningrad. Scenes of besieged Leningrad are powerfully rendered in these prints. The suite is complete with 18 engravings--a few with some marginal spotting (the first is particularly heavy, but limited to the margins)--laid in to a printed portfolio with a single bifolium introduction with list of contents; the text is in Russian; this is quite an uncommon suite; digital images can be made available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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        Anuario de Derecho Civil

      Instituto Nacional de Estudios Jurídicos -57 1948-57, Madrid - 24 cm. 10 tomos en 33 volúmenes. Sobria encuadernación holandesa piel época, con hierros dorados en lomo y el sello de Galván (Cádiz). Magnífico aspecto. Cada tomo es un año completo que consta de cuatro fascículos (volumen). Nuestro ejemplar está falto de los fascículos 1 del tomo V (1952), 3 y cuatro del tomo VI (1953), del 4 del tomo VII (1954), del 1 del tomo IX (1956) y del 2,3 y 4 del tomo X (1957). 500 pp. Por volumen. Magnífico estado. 600-700 pp./tomo En español. Book in spanish. El pago contrarrembolso lleva un recargo de 2 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Boxoyo Libros S.L.]
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        La Lampe dans l'horloge. Avec une lithographie originale de Toyen

      Paris: Robert Marin, 1948. Livre. Illus. by Marie Toyen. Très bon. Couverture souple. Ed. originale. Paris, Robert Marin, 1948. Coll. "L'Age d'or" (Henri Parisot). 23,5 x 19,5 cm, petit in-4 oblong à grandes marges, 71 (1) pp. - 1 lithographie en noir de Toyen en frontispice - 1 autre lithographie (variante du frontispice) tirée en carmin, volante - 1 portrait photographique d'André Breton hors texte (photo Elisa Breton), broché, sous double couverture, la première verte illustrée en noir, la seconde blanche imprimée, à rabats, protégeant les marges. Edition originale et premier tirage. L'un des 350 (ou 250, la justification n'étant pas claire) exemplaires réimposés sur vélin d'Arches (n° 76), premier papier. Les 2000 exemplaires du tirage ordinaire (dont la pagination est différente et dans lesquels le frontispice de Toyen n'est pas une lithographie, mais une reproduction de celle-ci) furent tirés deux fois car le premier tirage en fut jugé non conforme. Notre exemplaire est bien complet de la seconde lithographie tirée en carmin, qui est une variante du frontispice, et du portrait photographique de Breton dans le parc du château de la Coste par Elisa Breton. La couverture blanche est partiellement brunie et l'on trouve deux rousseurs sur la litho volante et la page de titre. Pour le reste, un bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 1929).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Typed Letter, signed as President ("Harry Truman"), to House Representative Overton Brooks, Democrat from Louisiana, regarding Treasury Secretary John Ryder

      Washington, DC, april 28, 1948. 8vo. 1 p., on White House stationery. Fine, in grey cloth folder, with envelope . A characteristically blunt letter from the 33rd President of the United States, in defense of his cabinet appointee, John W. Snyder, who was a close personal friend: "- I appreciated very highly your letter of the twenty-third in regard to your visit with the Secretary of the Treasury at Shreveport. I've always known the Secretary for what he is but he was misrepresented by the columnists and press people here. The regular people are just beginnng to find out what a pack of lies that was -"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        One Arm and Other Stories

      (Norfolk, CT): New Directions, (1948). Octavo. (211) pp. First edition. One of fifty copies, signed by the author. One of Williams' scarcest publications. Very fine in three-quarters paste paper with toned parchment spine, gilt-stamped on spine. T.e.g. In slipcase with printed label, slightly worn at extremities.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Without Sorcery

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        WUNDERLICH Paul Werkverzeichnis der Druckgraphik 1948 bis 1982 ( Catalogue raisonné des estampes)

      Edition Volker Huber - WUNDERLICH Paul Werkverzeichnis der Druckgraphik 1948 bis 1982 ( Catalogue raisonné des estampes) Date : 1983 Sujet : Catalogue Raisonné Auteur : Carsten Riediger, introduction par Walter Koschatzky Editeur : Edition Volker Huber Imprimeur : printed in Switzerland Pages : 454 pages num sur Voir description Iconographie : -Illustrations couleur sur front et 4°de couverture -7 Photo-portraits de l’artiste et collaborateurs -691 planches couleur et œuvres au noir constituant l’ensemble de la production d’estampes de l’artiste, nombreuses sont en pleines pages. Reliure : L’ouvrage est présenté dans un étuis en cartonnage. Cartonnage éditeur entoilé de couleur jaune, titrage sur dos et reproduction de la signature de l’artiste en creux sur front. Jaquette avec rabats, illustrations couleur sur front et 4° de couverture. Livre sur papier sans acides « Phonomatt »,135g/qm Condition : neuf Formats : 14.06 x 11.69 inch (35.7 x 29.7 cm) Poids: 4-4,5kg Condition description : Description :Txt D Introduction et explication des symboles utilisée dans l’ouvrage en FR / D et EN L’ouvrage présente : -« Bemerkungen zur Originalgraphik » Walter Koschatzky -Introduction au catalogue raisonné et Commentaire professionnel sur quelques techniques et termes qui apparaissent dans le catalogue, par Carsten Reidiger(D/FR/EN) -Catalogue raisonné -Biographische Notizen -Register [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. 1948. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket (designed by Hannes Bok) with very. mild tanning to spine panel and 7 mm closed tear at bottom edge of. rear panel. A sharp copy. (#135237). First edition. One of an undetermined number of subscriber's copies signed by Hubbard on front free endpaper. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-184. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 868. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 55. In 333.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      CLAUDE IMBERT 1948 - R320036627: 66 pages illustrées de nombreuses copies de reproductions en coulerus et noir et blanc hors texte et un frontispice en couleurs + GRAVURES (EAUX FORTES AVEC SUITES ET ETATS) sous serpentes protéges d'une chemise cartonnée souple - Exemplaire VELIN DE RIVES N°III SIGNE PAR CLAUDE IMBERT, L'EDITEUR / emboitage en carton rigide (abimé sur une tranche) muet . PREFACE DE PIERRE ORLAN / Armand NAKACHE est le né le 11 janvier 1894, Officier de la Légion d'honneur, Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, membre fondateur du Salon Pomuliste et de la société de Gravure "Le trait", Président honoraire du salon des indépendants, Président honorarie des Peintres-Graveurs "Le Trait" - Grande médaille vermeil de la Ville de Paris pour l'ensemble de son oeuvre, en 1960. Pls de quarante oeuvres dans les Musées (France et Etranger), dont el Musée National d'art Moderne a Paris et le Musée de la Ville de Paris. etc. / Armand Nakache ne recherchait ni les honneurs ni la gloire, ne vivant en fait que pour sa peinture, intensément et sans concessions.Nakache n'a pas voulu plaire mais plutôt montrer avec dérision et violence l'Homme dans tous ses états. Il a été avant tout le chantre de l'Expressionnisme en France, un domaine si injustement boudé par le public qui a été plus attiré les charmes de la peinture classique, de l'Impressionnisme, du post-Impressionnisme ou même par les mystères du cubisme. Il a opté pour la réalité de la vie en faisant appel à l'hallucinant, le burlesque ou la violence, et ce sans aucune tricherie. Dur et tendre à la fois, il sait nous émouvoir profondément par le côté fantastique qu'il a donné à ses oeuvres, flirtant parfois avec Jérome Bosch, Breughel, Goya, Daumier ou Rouault. Armand Nakache, tourmenté par l'horreur de la guerre, certainement irrité par l'insouciance de ses contemporains, a voulu à travers son œuvre nous laisser un message, une sorte de mise en garde contre les errements de notre société. Dérangeant et attachant à la fois, Armand Naka [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Painting as a Pastime

      London, Odhams Press. 1948., 1948. FIRST EDITION in book form, 3rd Impression, with SIGNED slip. With 18 colour plates, plus monochrome photographic frontispiece. Publisher's original beige cloth in pictorial dustwrapper. A used copy with some edgespotting, jacket a little tired with some wear to spine with an old tape burn, price-clipped. The book benefits however from a tipped-in sheet of notepape, bodly signed by both Winston S. Churchill and his wife Clementine.

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        The Seven Storey Mountain

      NY: Harcourt, Brace, (1948). First edition. One of an indeterminate, but relatively small number of copies bound in white cloth, lettered in black on the spine. Merton's bibliographer notes that the entire first printing consisted of 6000 copies. A nearly fine copy of Merton's autobiography, in d/w which light soiling to back panel, and some color restoration to spine ends.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Original Hand-Bound Mock-Up for The Grindstone of God: A Samoyed Fable, with 26 Original Pencil Illustrations by Bernarda Bryson Shahn

      - An enigmatic folktale in which a fox and a horse, each starving to death, must decide among themselves which one is to die. Shahn's animal illustrations are lively and accurate throughout. This is presumably an unused trial version, as an ink note to the front cover states "do not use this dummy." Carl Withers was the author of the well-known 1948 poetry anthology A Rocket in My Pocket. Bernarda Bryson's 1963 book The Sun Is A Golden Earring was a Caldecott medalist. [Roosevelt, NJ: ca 1969-70]. Octavo (23.5cm). Red paper-covered boards; [28]pp. Original hand-made "dummy" of 28 pages, with text and illustrations tipped on to blank pages. Includes a hand-lettered title page and 26 original pencil drawings by Bernarda Shahn, illustrating the (mostly) animal characters in the text. In fine condition, as made. The published book was issued by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in 1970.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action.Lancaster: American Physical Society, 1949. First edition.

      The first comprehensive report on the transistor; one of the most important inventions of the 20th Century. <br/><br/> &#10087; Origins of Cyberspace 450.<br/><br/> The invention of the transistor was first announced in three short letters by Bardeen, Brattain, Shockley, and Pearson, in The Physical Review (July 1948). The following year Bardeen and Brattain published the more comprehensive report 'Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action'. This paper was simultaneously published, the same month, in <i>The Physical Review</i> [as offered here] and <i>Bell System Technical Journal</i> [no priority established]. In 1956 Bardeen and Brattain shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with William Shockley "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect". In 1972 Bardeen again received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his part in the development of the theory of superconductivity (BCS-theory), and thus became the only person, until this day, to receive the Nobel Prize more than once in the same field.. In: Physical Review, vol. 75, no. 8, pp. 1208-1225. The complete issue offered here in original printed wrappers, spine strip with some light wear, otherwise a fine, unmarked and unrepaired copy

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        The Origin of Chemical Elements

      Lancaster PA and New York: American Institute of Physics. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION 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&#39;s paper, "The Origin of Chemical Elements" was being sent for publication in the April 1, 1948 issue (April Fool&#39;s Day) of the Physical Review, Gamow couldn&#39;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. The whole volume, January- June15, 1948 offered (1514 pages). Thick quarto, contemporary library cloth. Slight wear to binding, otherwise fine.

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        Vie d'une prostituée

      1948 - S.l. : A mes dépens, s.d. [1948]. 157 x 120 mm. Reliure à la Bradel, papier rose au décor de points blancs, dos muet, titre en loir sur le premier plat, tête dorée, couvertures conservées; EDITION ORIGINALE. Tirage limité à 1550 exemplaires numérotés. CELUI-CI UN DES 25 PREMIERS EXEMAPLAIRES SUR INGRES ROSE.Ce texte autobiographique sur la vie d'une prostituée pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale parut dans la revue Temps modernes (numéro de décembre 1947) dans une version incomplète et expurgée de ses obscénités langagières. Le texte complet parut en volume quelques mois plus tard à l'initiative de René Bertele. Il fut imprimé clandestinement à Saint-Germain-des-Prés, probablement chez Murater & Decker. La critique l'attribua aussitôt à Simone de Beauvoir qui s'en défendit, elle y consacre quelques pages dans "Le deuxième sexe".Joli exemplaire dans un cartonnage rose évoquant la dentelle.Pia Enfer, 1511; Dutel II, 2613; Pauvert IV, p. 102.

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        Autograph Note Signed ("John Dos Passos") to Alfred Eisenstaedt: "To Alfred Eisenstaedt in memory of a week in the dark green corn of Iowa and Nebraska. All sorts of good wishes"

      Omaha, july 17, 1948 - 8vo (8-3/4 x 6-1/4 in.). Leaf from Eisenstaedt's notebook, recto only. Fine

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        Fifty Masterpieces of Photography, . With a foreword by Russell Grimwade.

      1948 1948 - Fitzroy, Vic: (1948). Large folio. (10pp.text). With col. portr., and 50 loose b/w captioned plates. In the orig. illust. portfolio with ties. Fine and extremely rare.

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        The Seven Storey Mountain

      New York: Harcourt Brace. 1948. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1948, Stated First Edition. 429 pp. Hardcover, 8vo., cream cloth with black title. Near Fine copy in a Good, first state, dust jacket. Mild spotting to covers; previous owner&#39;s signature at fly leaf. Else, a clean, tight copy with unmarked text. DJ has $3.00 price intact and "The authors is second from the left" at rear panel. DJ shows shallow loss and corners and foot of spine; light rubbing to front panel and hinge and front inner flap. Rear panel is a bit uglier; looks like something was once stuck there and has not only left a blue residue, but also pulled off small sections of 2 of the 3 images; else, shallow edge tearing. DJ now housed in a mylar wrapper. Digital images of the jacket and book are available upon request.

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        The Rolling Stones

      NY: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1948. FIRST EDITION. Hard Cover. NF/VG: Near Fine condition octavo in green cloth with Very Good condition DJ. DJ has some minor wear to the corners. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

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        HISTORIA DE LA NAVEGACIÓN AEREA EN BARCELONA . Seguida del catálogo de la sección española de la colección del autor, desde los precursores hasta 1914.

      Editor José Porter 1948 - Barcelona 1948 . Láminas en colografía , tiradas a prensa de mano por Ricardo Fonta . Las capitales , dibujadas por el propio autor . Portada por Francisco Febrer . Las ilustraciones de entretexto grabadas por la Casa Solano . Encuad : rústica . 20 x 28cms. 191pag. Edición de 381 ejemplares numerados. Ejemplar Nº 194 de los 320 en papel registro Torras Domenech con las láminas en papel de hilo Guarro. . Tema : Aviación . Libro en buen estado , manchas de óxido, con barbas .

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      London & Ayot St. Lawrence. 27 May 1948 through 25 January 1950.. Five items, as detailed below. Two autograph lettercards from Shaw, one t.l.s. from Box, with Shaw&#39;s manuscript response, and two retained carbons of Box&#39;s letters to Shaw. Very good. British film producer Sidney Box here endeavors, without luck, to get Shaw to grant him cooperation and/or rights to films based on or derived from his works. In his letter of 27 May 1948, Box inquires of Shaw&#39;s interest in joining with Maugham and Noel Coward in a series of films "starring writers instead of actors ....," in the form of a selection of scenes/vignettes from the works, accompanied by the writer speaking in context. Shaw&#39;s response, if any, is not present. On 20 July 1949, Box writes again, this time seeking permission to film THE DEVIL&#39;S DISCIPLE and offering 10% of the gross and promises of textual and artistic integrity. Shaw responds on 21 July 1949: "Many thanks for your proposal and its quite satisfactory terms; but the filming of the Devil&#39;s Disciple is engaged to Gabriel Pascal. He is at present in the U.S.A. in bed after an operation; so I shall bear you in mind in case ---- ???? G. Bernard Shaw." On 25 July Box responds: "I cannot wait for Gabriel Pascal to die; he is extremely tough and, if he takes care of himself one half as well as you do, will live to be 105." He then asks: "How about &#39;The Doctor&#39;s Dilemma&#39; on similar terms to those set out in my letter of July 20th?" Shaw responds in a blank portion of Box&#39;s letter: "NO. Gabriel has the whole boodle as long as he is alive and efficient. But he may be dead: the operation was a serious one. GBS 26/7/49." In response, evidently, to a further entreaty from Box - not present - Shaw writes him on one of his printed lettercards, c/o Pinewood Studios: "25/1/1950 NO. Drop it. [indecipherable[] is not my subject. GBS." In fact, Gabriel Pascal lived until 1954, and produced films of four Shaw properties, although only one, ANDROCLES AND THE LION, appeared after Shaw&#39;s exchange with Box, in 1952. Guy Hamilton&#39;s version of THE DEVIL&#39;S DISCIPLE was released in 1959, by which point Box was involved in television rather than film.

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      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company Inc. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc.,. 1948. boards.. Some rubbing along lower board edges, a very good copy in bright,. fine dust jacket which is slightly taller than the book and a. vertical crease to spine panel along fold, perhaps an advance jacket.. (#126387). First edition. The second Am and Ed Hunter mystery and the author's second mystery novel.

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        And Be a Villain

      viking 1948 - Laid in is a typed letter SIGNED ("Rex") by Rex Stout on Writer's War Board statonary. The left hand column lists the Board and Advisory Council and includes among others Pearl Buck, Oscar Hammerstein, Langston Hughes, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Kenneth Roberts, and Thorton Wilder. The letter has creasing, a short tear to the top edge, a 1940's era staple, and marginal toning. Included is a typed response, unsigned, to Rex Stout. The Book: The volume is bumped at the spine ends and corners, and has light toning to the pages. The unclipped dust jacket, sleeved in mylar, is edge rubbed with shallow chipping at the spine ends and corners, rubbed with small abrasions, mildly spine sunned, and lilghtly soiled with a short closed tear (3/16") on the rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        122 Colour Photographs [122 Farvefotographie] (Signed First Edition)

      Copenhagen: Schoenberg Publishers, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to photographer and former student John Wood on the front endpaper: "Jan. 1951 / To John Wood, a fine photographer [and] person. / with compliments / Keld Helmer-Petersen." An important, early book of color photography, prefiguring the work of William Eggleston and Stephen Shore by nearly three decades. Scarce in any condition.& & Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Owner stamp matching the inscription to the front pastedown. Board edges lightly toned, front board slightly bowed, foxing to the endpapers, but interior pages clean and bright. Jacket is chipped and rubbed, with a few closed tears, and foxing to the white portions of both the front and rear panels. Text in Danish and English.& & Parr and Badger, Volume 1, pp. 202-203.

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        FN Hjælp.

      1948 1948 - Litograferet plakat i farver trykt af Andreassen og Lachmann 1948. 83,5x59,5 cm. * Mgl. nederste venstre hjørne af margin med tab af den første bogstav af trykkernavnet.

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      1948. 1. (DUVOISIN,ROGER)illus. WHITE SNOW BRIGHT SNOW by Alvin Tresselt. NY: Lothop Lee Shepard, 1947. 4to (9 x 10 1/2"), pictorial boards, Fine condition in nice dust wrapper with a few small closed tears, not price clipped, award seal). 1st edition, 1st printing. Wonderful color illustrations are on every page by Duvoisin. This is an excellent copy of the 1948 CALDECOTT AWARD WINNER, very difficult to find in any condition.

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        The Spirit of Zen

      John Murray|~| London: John Murray. (1948). Second printing of this early book by one of the first writers to popularize Zen in the West, and who helped draw the connections between Zen and other mystical traditions of both East and West. Watts was particularly taken by Zen's integration of the spiritual and the practical: the subtitle of the book is "A Way of Life, Work and Art in the Far East." The first printing of the book was done in 1936, and the second was not done until after the Second World War. Watts moved to California in 1951 and later experimented with, and wrote about, psychedelic drugs, comparing their effects to the mystical experiences described in Zen and other religious literature, thus helping give an entire generation justification for their own use of recreational drugs. He became a counterculture celebrity, albeit perhaps a slightly reluctant one. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication "to my good friend ___ ___ with very best wishes from the author - Alan W. Watts." Modest foxing to text; heavy offsetting to flyleaf, behind the inscription; handling to cloth; very good, without dust jacket. Books signed by Watts are fairly uncommon, especially from the early years of his career. . Hardcover.

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        Fantaisie animale *

      A.Held, Lausanne 1948. - Broché 31 x 23, couverture illustrée. Parfait état Ce numéro spécial de la revue, consacré au livre et aux arts graphiques, fut tiré à 15000 exemplaires (et 100 de tête avec suite des 45 estampes), chacun d'entre eux étant truffé d'une lithographie et d'une eau-forte originales de divers artistes, respectivement à 500 et 300 unités. On y trouvera au hasard des recherches des numéros avec gravures de Derain, Erni, Galanis, Prassinos, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Buffet,.

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