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        Street Scene An American Opera

      New York: Chappell & Co., Inc.,, [1948]. (Based on Elmer Rice's Play) Music by Kurt Weill. Book by Elmer Rice. Lyrics by Langston Hughes. Quarto. Original printed grey wrappers, spine repaired. Red cloth case. Tanning to spine, edges of wrappers, and textblock, as usual. A superb copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed on the title page by Weill "For Joe Littau, a merry Christmas and thanks for a beautiful job! Kurt." Littau was the conductor for Weill's "Love Life" which opened in October 1948.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Babylonian Talmud - complete 18-vol. set

      London: Soncino Complete English-only edition. Zera'im, 1 vol. 1948. Mo'ed. 4 vols., 1938. Nashim, 4 vols., 1936. Nezikin, 4 vols., 1935. Kodashim, 3 vols., 1948. Tohoroth, 1 vol., 1948. Index volume, 1952. Each volume has the initial leaf which states: "This Special Limited Anniversary Edition of The Babylonian Talmud in English Has Been Published by the Soncino Press and Printed and Bound at the Oxford University Press Coinciding with the Quincentenary of Both Houses". That should date this edition between 1978 (Oxford) and 1983 (Soncino). It is in a uniform binding of maroon cloth. This set lacks djs. Overall condition is very good; some of the boards are slightly warped. There is no writing or other marks in the text.. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      [Vienna, 27. II. 1948]. - Large 8vo. 2½ pp. on double leaf. With autogr. envelope. To Countess Lotte von Takach at Venice, on the costs of creating jewelry for her in regard to the living expenses and the prices of coffee and bacon in Vienna after World War II. - Some censor cancels.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Dispossessed

      William Sloane Associates New York: William Sloane Associates. (1948). First. First edition. Fine in very near fine, lightly rubbed dustwrapper, with none of the usual spine fading. Nicely Inscribed by the author to a close Princeton friend: "Jimmy affectionately John. 1949." Scarce inscribed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        CRUSADE IN EUROPE Inscribed to his brother Edgar

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Slight sunning to the spine, about Fine, lacking the slipcase. First Edition preceding the trade edition. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. There were 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." Of those 1426 copies, the first 25 were bound in full red morocco leather and put aside for Eisenhower's personal use. This is Copy #4 and in addition to having the SIGNED order is INSCRIBED by the President to his brother on the limitation page: "For my brother Edgar,/In the hope that herein/he may find some small/thing to compensate him for/all the trouble caused him/by the soldier member of the/family, with lasting devotion./Ike. Edgar N. Eisenhower (19 January 1889 - 12 July 1971) was a lawyer and the older brother of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The two brothers were known as Big Ike (Edgar) and Little Ike (Dwight), with Edgar eventually dropping the nickname. While Dwight's golf game would garner a great deal of attention and he became a most important person in the transition of golf from play to a sport, Edgar was the much better golfer, winning tournaments over a 20 year span. Edgar was known as a shoot from the hip ultraconservative and a vocal critic of his brother, the president. Edgar criticized Ike's budgets, policies, and judicial nominations. When the press asked Ike about the criticism, he smiled and responded that Edgar had been "criticizing me since I was 5 years old." Ike's touching inscription in this book, in just a few words, perfectly captures their relationship.

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      Paris: , Marcel Sautier. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Color lithograph; 8 ; Enfantines: Lithographies originales en couleurs de Pierre Eugène Clairin. 60 original color lithographs by Pierre Eugene Clairin, including one on the cover. One of 125. Contained loose in a folder and slipcase. Contents fresh and fine. Exterior VG with some foxing on edges of slipcase. Includes original glassine dust jacket. .

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        The Heart of the Matter

      New York: Viking Press, 1948 First American edition. Publisher's maroon and green cloth in matching dust jacket. Raymond Chandler's copy, stamped on front free endpaper with his La Jolla, CA address. Near fine book in a very good or better dust jacket. Apparently, Chandler was not a fan of Greene's novel, commenting in a letter to Hamish 'Jamie' Hamilton, his British publisher, dated 10 Aug 1948: "Am reading The Heart of the Matter, a chapter at a time. It has everything in it that makes literature except verve, wit, gusto, music and magic; a cool and elegant set-piece, embalmed by Whispering Glades…There is more life in the worst chapter Dickens or Thackeray ever wrote, and they wrote some pretty awful chapters." Chandler eventually came around however, stating in a follow up letter: "The end of Greene's book was great. It atones for a lack I had felt before."Chandler was reading The Heart of the Matter while he was finishing his manuscript of The Little Sister.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Westward Ha! Or, around the World in 80 Clichés

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1948. Drawings by Hirschfeld. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, pink title panel to spine, illustration to front cover. With the dust-jacket. Numerous colour illustrations in the text. Some rubbing at the corners, head of spine and along bottom edge of covers, with some marks to front pastedown. An excellent copy in the price-clipped dust jacket, with a few small chips and a crease to top edge of panel. First edition. Inscribed on the front free enpaper by Perelman, "To Ronald Searle with great admiration, S. J. Perelman, Christmas 1953", and by Hirschfeld, "In admiration of Searle and [arrow pointing to Perelman's signature], June /59", with a sketched self-portrait by Hirschfeld. Ronald Searle was a cartoonist, best known for his illustrations for the Molesworth and St Trinian's books.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        George Washington (7 vol. set: Vols. 1 & 2 - Young Washington; Vol. 3 - Planter and Patriot; Vol. 4 - Leader of the Revolution; Vol. 5 - Victory with the Help of France; Vol. 6 - Patriot and President; Vol. 7 - First in Peace)

      Charle Scribner's Sons, 1948 - 1957.. All vols. first edition with "A" on copyright page.. Hardback.. Very good condition.. Vols. 1 & 2 and Vols. 3 & 4 in double slipcases, Vols. 5 and 6 each in individual slipcases. Vol. 7 in dust jacket with light edgewear, foxing and rubbing, no slipcase as issued. Slipcases have light edgewear, rubbing, and light foxing. Page edges dust speckled. No previous owner's marks.

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
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        Joseph and His Brothers

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948 First American edition. Presentation copy; signed and inscribed by Mann to his next-door neighbor, Lester Ziffren: "To Lester Ziffren/ with my warmest wishes/ for his life in Columbia/ Pacif. Palisades/ 20 Dec. 1951/ Thomas Mann". Original publisher's cloth, dust jacket. Near fine with some offsetting to front endpaper and pastedown; in a jacket with some wear, rubbing and light soiling, spine slightly faded, else very good.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        George Washington: A Biography - Volume 1: Young Washington; Volume 2: Young Washington; Volume 3: Planter and Patriot; Volume 4: Leader of the Revolution; Volume 5: Victory with the Help of France; Volume 6: Patriot and President; First in Peace

      Scribners Publisher, 1948;1954. All Volumes are First Edition, 1st Printing.. Hardbacks.. Very good to excellent condition./No dust jackets except vol. 7 in very good dust jacket.. Edge worn slip cases. No slipcase to Vol.1, 2& 7 * * * Selling books of merit since 1988. * * * Prompt, Professional Service. Satisfaction Guaranteed. * * *

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        Visages precede de Portraits Officiels. Avec 4 pointes-seches de WOLS

      Paris: Pierre Seghers, 1948. First Edition. Paper Wrappers. Near Fine. Wols, Otto. Wols, Otto. First Edition. Paper Wrappers. 12mo. LIMITED. 441 of 900 copies. With 4 original etchings by Otto Wols, the pseudonym of artist Alfred Wolfgang Schulze. Although not recognized during his time, Wols (1913-1951 is renowned as one of the major artists of his time as a painter, illustrator and photographer in both surrealist and abstract styles, and considered a pioneer of Lyrical Abstraction. In white paper wrappers with red and black title print to front cover and spine. In original glassine wrap with only slight toning to the spine panel. Interior is pristine, complete with original tissue guards. Housed in a custom made brown cloth box with paper label to spine. In near fine condition. 41 pages. LIT/070706.

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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948 Legal format document signed. Fine in original condition. Contract between Alfred A. Knopf Inc & John Macdonald [Howard Ober, Agent] for THE MOVING TARGET, dated September 27th, 1948. 6 ribbon tied & sealed, 8" 1/2 x 14" heavy onion skin pages plus cover, detailing the agreements reach for the publication of one of the author's most important books. Signed by Alfred A. Knopf and witnessed by Natalie Leighton. Contains the terms, rights & permissions of publication, royalty arrangement & advances. A unique document.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        THE YOUNG LIONS. Signed

      New York: Random House, 1948 First Edition of the author's important First Novel. 8vo., 694pp. Half scarlet & black gilt lettered cloth, cream endpapers, red top-stain. A fine copy in a very bright dust jacket with some excellent conservation at the spine extremities. Neatly Signed by Shaw in blue ink on the title page. An excellent example of this major World War II novel, as significant as Mailer's Naked And The Dead & increasingly more difficult to find signed & in condition. Basis for the Edward Dmytryk 1958 film starring Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, & Hope Lange.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Summer and Smoke

      New York: New Directions Books, 1948. Stated First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. Stated First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Minor offsetting to the end papers. First issue jacket with some wear to the extremities of the jacket, sunning to the jacket spine wear at the jacket spine ends. Flaps clipped slightly with price of $2.75 clearly visible. Jacket design by Alvin Lustig. Signed by Williams on the half title page. Signature only. Signed by the author.

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        I Walk Alone (Original Film Pressbook)

      Los Angeles: Paramount, 1948. Original pressbook for the 1948 film noir, "I Walk Alone," directed by Byron Haskins, based on the play "The Beggars Are Coming to Town" by Theodore Reeves. Adapted by Robert Smith and John Bright and written for the screen by Charles Schnee. Starring Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, and Wendell Corey. Returning from prison, a reformed bootlegger (Burt Lancaster) discovers he's been cheated out of money by his former partner (Kirk Douglas) and brother (Wendell Corey). 28 pages, saddle stitched, 12 1/4 x 15 inches. About Near Fine condition. Faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. Starting to the bottom hinge fold. Tiny closed tear to the bottom of front wrapper and following pages. Wrappers slightly rubbed but still very bright. Byron Haskins directorial debut, an unusually subjective and sympathetic noir for its time. Selby 189. Silver and Ward, pp. 142-143.

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        CCLXXIV Poems

      [New York]: [Padell], [1948]. First, limited edition. Octavo. Tan linen boards with black spine label; variously paginated. One of 126 copies, hand-signed and numbered by Patchen on colophon (inside front cover). Trivial external wear, else fine, lacking the dustjacket. MORGAN A15. Morgan calls for a black linen binding; this apparently a variant in grayish-tan. Collects together the Padell reissues of "First Will and Testament," "The Dark Kingdom," and "Cloth of the Tempest.

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        A Mathematical Theory of Communication

      New York: Bell Labs. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of Shannon's extremely influential theory of communication and essential to the development of the computer. Virtually all electronic forms of communication today are indebted to Shannon's work. "In 1948, Dr. Shannon published his masterpiece, 'A Mathematical Theory of Communication,' giving birth to the science called information theory. The motivation again was practical: how to transmit messages while keeping them from becoming garbled by noise. To analyze this problem properly, he realized, he had to come up with a precise definition of information, a dauntingly slippery concept. The information content of a message, he proposed, has nothing to do with its content but simply with the number of 1's and 0's that it takes to transmit it. This was a jarring notion to a generation of engineers who were accustomed to thinking of communication in terms of sending electromagnetic waveforms down a wire. 'Nobody had come close to this idea before,' Dr. Gallager said. 'This was not something somebody else would have done for a very long time. The overarching lesson was that the nature of the message did not matter - it could be numbers, words, music, video. Ultimately it was all just 1's and 0's.' Today, when gigabytes of movie trailers, Napster files and e-mail messages course through the same wires as telephone calls, the idea seems almost elemental. But it has its roots in Dr. Shannon's paper, which may contain the first published occurrence of the word "'bit'." (New York Times, obit. 27 Feb, 2001). "American mathematician Claude Shannon developed information theory by 1948. He reduced the notion of information to a series of yes/no choices, which could be presented by a binary code. Each choice, or piece of information, he called a 'bit.' In this way, complex information could be organized according to strict mathematical principles. His methods, although devised in the context of engineering and technology, were soon seen to have applications not only to computer design but to virtually every subject in which language was important, such as linguistics, psychology, cryptography, and phonetics; further applications were possible in any area where the transmission of information in any form was important" (Mount and List, Milestones, 65; Dictionary of Scientists, 436). First edition of both parts: In The Bell System Technical Journal, Volume XXVII, No. 3 & 4, p.379-423 (part I) & p.623-656 (part II). N.Y., 1948. The whole volume offered. Octavo, contemporary blue library cloth. Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Two Spies

      Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd, LONDON AND NEW YORK 1948 - [This is an extremely rare book with the original first issue dustjacket] - Condition & Description: The original dustjacket accompanies this book. Price is 5/- net to the front inner prelim. Fairly creased with small chips on the corners. Closed edge tears and soiling to the lighter areas. Now housed in a removable archival sleeve. -- Orange cloth boards with dark lettering to the spine, and front board. Minimal soiling. Slight lean. -- Endpages are browned. Superb colour frontispiece by 'OLIFFE'. All pages are clean and tightly bound. ----- POSTAGE OPTIONS: Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. --- If you select 'Priority' as the postal option, you will get the fastest option. [Please have a look at my Shipping Rates and Estimated times for Delivery, so you can make your preferred choice]. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arabella's Beautiful Books]
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        Murder in the Cathedral

      London; (1948): Faber and Faber Inscribed by the author on the title page, 88pp., bound in red cloth spine lettering gilt, some minor finger soiling to covers, off-setting to free endpapers. A very good copy in chipped dust jacket with piece torn away along upper edge near head.. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Thidwick. The Big-Hearted Moose

      New York: Random House,, 1948.. Tall octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles to spine blocked in blue foil, titles and pictorial block to front board in blue foil copied from the original, twin rule to turn-ins in blue foil, turquoise endpapers with the original pictorial endpapers bound in, gilt edges. Illustrated throughout. A fine copy. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to the verso of the original front free endpaper "Best wishes Dr. Seuss.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Wall and Other Stories. Translated by Lloyd Alexander

      New York: New Directions, 1948. First American Edition, one of 25 copies signed by the author. "Twenty- five of this edition on specially made paper have been signed by the author". 8vo. [ii], 270 pp. Japan vellum spine and patterned boards. Spine a bit sunned, covers a little scuffed and edges slightly rubbed, but a good, sound copy otherwise; without slipcase . First American edition of Sartre's first and most famous collection (LE MUR, 1939) whose widely anthologized title-story "The Wall," became practically synonymous in America and England with the post-war movement known as "existentialism"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        THE WALL and Other Stories

      New York: New Directions, 1948. First English-Language Edition. Top & bottom edges and tips worn, else very good; contents very good also. Some evidence of repair to binding.. First English-Language Edition. One of 25 copies signed by Sartre (this copy unnumbered). Translations by Lloyd Alexander. Tall 8vo decorated boards with cloth spine. Definitely a rare book by this major Existentialist writer.

      [Bookseller: Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC]
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        Of Flight and Life

      U. S. A.: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Very minimal sunning to head/tail of spine, minimal wear. Gift inscription signed by Anne Lindbergh 'for Gault McGowan' to ffep. Signed by the Author to title page dated 1948. Very light pencil line marks to some paragraphs pages 18/19, otherwsie text is very clean and firm. Half title page lacking. Dust Jacket in new protective cover, sunning to spine and rearl,ight wear to some edges with with very small chiops to head/tail of spine. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good +/Very Good +.

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        Genius Loci And Other Tales

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1948. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine DJ. First edition. Presentation signed and dated by Clark Ashton Smith on front end paper. Book in fine condition. Dust jacket slightly darkened by sun at spine, not price clipped in very good condition. Signed

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        The Victim

      London: John Lehmann, 1948.. First English Edition of the author's second book. Octavo. Original boards. Signed by the author. Scattered foxing to the page edges, else near fine in a near fine bright dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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      1948. 1. (TUDOR,TASHA)illus. JACKANAPES by Juliana Horatio Ewing. NY: Oxford University Press, 1948. Slim 8vo (5 3/4 x 7 3/4"), green cloth, 62p., near Fine in dust wrapper. 1st edition, first issue, illustrated with pictorial endpapers, full page color illustrations plus black and whites throughout. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY TUDOR. This is a special copy of a nice early Tudor title.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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      The Kaleidograph Press [Dallas, TX]. No date. (1948).. 1st edition. 55pp. 12mo. Black cloth with gilt-lettered front cover & spine. The author's first and only book published posthumously. Top edge a little dusty, endpapers lightly tanned o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. No dustjacket.

      [Bookseller: Henry F. Hain III]
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        The City and the Pillar

      New York: E.P. Dutton, 1948.. First edition of this landmark novel. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a bright near fine dust jacket with a small chip to the crown but does not show the fading endemic to the spine panel. A very sharp copy.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Jefferson and His Times 6 Volume Set (Complete)

      Boston: Little, Brown & Co.. All SIGNED on Half-Title page. Books are fine, no flaws. Dust jackets are Fine/Near fine in Mylar jackets. Some minimal shelf rub/wear....."Jefferson the Virginian," 14th Printing, 1948 .... "Jefferson and the Rights of Man," 8th Printing, 1951 ... "Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty," 4th Printing, 1962 ... "Jefferson the President: First Term," 2nd Printing, 1970.... "Jefferson the President: Second Term," 1st Printing, 1974 ... "Jefferson: The Sage of Monticello," 1st Printing, 1981 . Near Fine. Hardcover.

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        Other Voices, Other Rooms

      NY: Random House. (1948). Capote's first book, a collection of stories that put the author on the literary map at the age of 22. Fine in a fine dust jacket with the white spine-lettering completely white. Signed by the author. A beautiful, fresh and bright copy of his first book. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Other Voices, Other Rooms (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Random House, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author in two places, first on the front endpaper and then beneath his name on the title page. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy of the author's first book.

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        Space-Time Approach to Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics.Lancaster: American Physical Society, 1948. First edition.

      First printing of Feynman's path-integral formalism; the basis for his later famous 'Feynman diagrams'. "At Cornell, Feynman perfected his approach to quantum theory, melding several of his prewar insights with the more pragmatic, numbers-driven approach he had honed during the war. One of his first tasks was to publish a long article, based on his dissertation, that presented a brand-new approach to quantum mechanics. Published in 1948 under the title, 'Space-Time Approach to Non-relativistic Quantum Mechanics'" in the journal Reviews of Modern Physics, his lengthy article focused on the 'Lagrangian' function for a particle, a particular combination of kinetic and potential energy familiar from classical mechanics. The probability that a quantum object would travel from one location, x<sub>1</sub>, at a time t<sub>1</sub>, to some other location, x<sub>2</sub>, at a later time t<sub>2</sub>, Feynman showed, could be calculated by summing over-that is, integrating-all of the possible paths through space and time that connected these two end points. The contribution of each path to the total would be weighted by its classical Lagrangian function evaluated along that path; hence, the technique became known as path integrals. The main difference from the standard formalism lay not in outcomes, but in conceptual approach. Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr had argued vehemently during the 1920s that quantum mechanics spelled the end for any type of visualization of the atomic domain. Feynman countered with an intuitive approach, built around picturing the paths of particles through space and time. His greatest success [Feynman diagrams] came on the heels of this path-integral approach." (D.S.B., vol. 21, p.21).. 4to: (267 x 201 mm), in: Reviews of Modern Physics, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 367-387. The complete April issue (pp. 367-456) offered here in original printed wrappers, a small paper flaw to the spine strip, a few hardly vissible scratches to the front and rear wrappers, in all fine copy with no stamps or other markings, rare in such good condition

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        THE ROSE AND THE YEW TREE (Inscribed By the Author)

      London: Heinemann, 1948. [Christie, Agatha] Westmacott, Mary. THE ROSE AND THE YEW TREE. London: William Heinemann, (1948). First Edition. A Very Good copy (light abrasion to front board, endpapers lightly browned, some fox spots to the front edge) in original publisher&#39;s cloth, missing the uncommon dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY AGATHA CHRISTIE on the front-free endpaper using her pseudonym: "To C. F. from M. W. Nov. 1948." From the collection (book-label to front paste-down) of Charlotte "Carlo" Fisher (1895-1976). Charlotte Fisher, initially hired to serve as nanny to Christie&#39;s daughter Rosalind, was pressed into service as a part-time shorthand secretary during the earliest days of the author&#39;s career. To quote from Christie&#39;s autobiography, Charlotte Fisher was "friend and secretary and governess and dogsbody and everything else for many years. [She] is still one of my best friends." In terms of this particular title, Rosalind Christie wrote of it for her mother&#39;s centenary: "In 1947 she wrote The Rose and the Yew Tree. This was a great favourite of hers and mine too. It is a haunting and beautiful story. The Mary Westmacott novels have been described as romantic novels but I don&#39;t think that is really a fair assessment. They are not &#39;love stories&#39; in the general sense of the term, and they certainly have no happy endings. They are, I believe, about love in some of its most powerful and destructive forms." Agatha Christie wasn&#39;t in the habit of inscribing her non-mystery novels; until Carlo Fisher&#39;s copies appeared, we can find no auction records for any other contemporaneously signed or inscribed Mary Westmacott books. We have five, out of six, of Charlotte Fisher&#39;s personal "Mary Westmacott" titles in stock. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        CRUSADE IN EUROPE Inscribed to his brother Milton

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Crack in text block after the half-title page. Still about Fine in a Fine, original slipcase. First Edition preceding the trade edition. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. There were 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." Of those 1426 copies, the first 25 were bound in full red morocco leather and put aside for Eisenhower's personal use. This is Copy #7 and in addition to having the SIGNED order is INSCRIBED by the President to his brother and sister-in-law on the limitation page: "For Milton and Helen--,/In the realization that/if I could have had the help/of Milton in preparing this work/its value, if any, would have been/multiplied for every reader./With lasting devotion and affection/from their brother/Ike. Milton Stover Eisenhower (September 15, 1899 - May 2, 1985), the younger brother of the President and the youngest of six sons, served as president of three major American universities: Kansas State University, the Pennsylvania State University, and the Johns Hopkins University. Under Franklin Roosevelt, Milton headed the War Relocation Authority, the agency charged with administering what would be a mass removal and incarceration of all Japanese Americans from the West Coast. He served as a close advisor to his brother and also served presidents Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard M. Nixon as a special consultant. In 1980, Eisenhower appeared on the ballot in Texas as the running mate of Congressman John B. Anderson, Independent candidate for President of the United States.

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        The Three Roads

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. NF/NF. 1948. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Author&#39;s 4th book and the last book Mr. Millar wrote under his own name before using the pseudonyms of either John Ross MacDonald or Ross MacDonald. The book is bound in light brown with dark blue printing and dull blue upper page edges. It is straight, clean, has no handwriting in it, and no wear to the printing on the binding. There is very slight shelf-wear to the binding edges and a few pinpoint sized brownish flecks to the lower front pastedown/end page. The dustjacket is bright, clean, unfaded and price intact ($2.50 net), and quite attractive with its surrealistic illustration on the front panel. It has a few very tiny edge nicks. Altogether a very handsome example of this scarce book and even more scarce uncoated paper dustjacket. .

      [Bookseller: Authors & Artists]
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        The Second World War:

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company,, 1948-53. 6 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, titles gilt to spines on a black ground, facsimile signature gilt to the upper boards, yellow top-stain. With the dust jackets. Here in the original split wood slip-case and corrugated card mailing box with the publisher&#39;s shipping label, and franking stamps. The cloth is clean and tight throughout, corners unbumped, and bright spine gilt; top-stain unsunned, with volume I showing just a few small spots to the top-stain and a hint of cockling to the spine cloth. The jackets are overall very good, having just suffered a little from being taken in and out of the snugly fitting slipcase without the benefit of any form of protection; all show some light wear and occasional chipping at the spine ends and some overall scuffing to the title panels of several volumes, overall just mild edge-wear and occasional fractional chipping, with the exception of volume IV, which has a 45 × 33 mm piece missing from the upper panel. The dust jacket spines of this edition proved exceptionally susceptible to fading - particularly volumes I, II, III, and V - here all the spines are all notably bright - due to the protection of the shipping box. Some light browning to the endpapers, as often, but overall this can be described as a very good set in slightly rubbed and chipped dust jackets. A bibliographically fascinating, and historically highly appealing set. The publishers themselves described the publication of this set as a "bibliographical nightmare", and Cohen declines to "magnify the nightmare" by attempting to enumerate all of the Houghton, Mifflin and Book-of-the-Month Club variants. The present set is bound throughout in strong brick-red cloth without the BOMC "dot" on the lower boards, top edges all stained yellow, bands head and tail of the spine, but has no dates on the title pages, however all of the jackets are priced at the original price of $6.00. Slipcased sets with later printing $6.50 prices on the jacket flaps do occasionally emerge, but the price was "quickly raised" (Langworth p260) and this is set - with a mailing date in 1956 - is extremely unusual. Without being dragged into the "quagmire" (Cohen) of the precedence of these variant issues it is worth noting that volume I is similar to Cohen&#39;s A240.1(1).d, the title page being a cancel without date, with the Cooperation Publishing Company, Inc. reference remaining, but was printed by the Kingsport Press; and volume IV retains the mention of Harriman at p226. Bibliographic complexities aside, what makes this set so particularly appealing is the presence of not only the publisher&#39;s wooden slipcase, but also the original shipping box. The box clearly belongs to this set, exactly fitting the wood case and printed prominently on the sides "ONE SET CHURCHILL SIX VOLUMES" and on the bottom "6-VOL. CHURCH." The original postage strips show a still visible date stamp of "May 3 1956", and the original shipping label specifies both Houghton Mifflin Company and The Riverside Press and references the original invoice number. The set was destined for the Powers Dry Goods Co. in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the one of the city&#39;s largest department stores.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Cassell & Co. ltd. London. 1948-54. FIRST EDITION. Six 8vo volumes. (8.5 x 5.7 inches). Illustrated throughout with maps and plans, many folding. A fine, clean set, finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco leather, spines with five raised bands, red title labels, gilt. Spine compartments ruled and decorated with gilt stamped rampant lion device. Single gilt ruled border on boards. All edges gilt. A fine set of Churchill&#39;s monumental history.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Second World War

      London, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney & Wellington: Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1948- 1949-1950-1951-1952-1954. 6 volumes, octavo. (8 x 5 1/4 inches). Half- titles. Numerous folding maps, 1 folding facsimile letter, 1 folding facsimile letter, 1 folding facsimile document. 20th-century blue half morocco over cloth-covered boards, bound for Henry Sotheran of Sackville Street, London, by Morrell of London, spines gilt in six compartments with raised bands, the bands highlighted with dot rolls, lettered in the second and third compartments, the others bordered in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt (fading to the spines and upper cover of vol.VI). A finely bound set of the first English trade edition of Churchill&#39;s masterpiece. Churchill&#39;s pivotal role in the defeat of Hitler and the other Axis Powers, allied with his abilities as a historian and author all combined to make this a seminal work on the Second World War. It has not been bettered. Woods A123 (b)

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Second World War / Winston S. Churchill [complete in 6 volumes]

      London : Cassell (1948-1954), 1948. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 6 v. : illus. ; 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. The gathering storm. -- v. 2. Their finest hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The hinge of fate. -- v. 5. Closing the ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and tragedy. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes. Errata and corrigenda slip tipped in at p.610, vol. 1. Summary: Winston Churchill&#39;s six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. Near fine cloth copies in good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrappers, now mylar-sleeved. Some minor surface marks evident to cloth of vols. 2-6. Light spots of foxing to prelims of vols. 1 & 2. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Second World War

      London, Cassell and Co. Ltd, 1948-54., 1948. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 6 volumes; 8vo. Finely bound in recent light brown half oasis morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spines; matching light brown cloth boards; top edges gilt. With several maps. A very elegant set. &#39;This is not history; this is my case.&#39; The author&#39;s most famous work, and the books that brought most readers to Churchill. Woods A123(b). Langworth 264. See also Cohen

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      - Séculos XII a XV. Séculos XVI a XVIII. Impresso nas oficinas gráficas de Bertrand (Irmãos), Lda. Academia Nacional de Belas Artes. Lisboa. 1948 e 1950. Obra em 2 volumes. De 37x29 cm. Com 66-CLXVI e 74-CLXXIX páginas e estampas. Encadernações da época inteiras de pele (marroquim vermelho em excelente estado de conservação) com finos ferros a ouro nas lombadas e esquadrias nas pastas. Obra de grande aparato, qualidade gráfica e excelente fotocomposição. Location/localizacao: 7-A3-C-1

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        Dramer om dömda. Den dödsdömde / Skuggan av Mart.

      Stockholm; Norstedts, 1948. First edition. 20x13 cm. 255, (1 blank) pp. Original printed wrappers. Partly unopened. Spine and wrappers are a bit toned and have a few stains. Spine ends are slightly chipped and there is a 1 cm long tear at rear lower folding. There are a few creases on front wrapper. Contents are fine. Dagerman's first two plays, The Man Condemned to Death and The Shadow of Mart, are generally accepted as his best ones. They were premiered in 1947 and 1948, respectively, and published here for the first time. This copy is inscribed to the actress Tora Teje, who played a leading role in The Shadow of Mart: "Fru Tora Teje - ett enkelt tack för fru Angelica från Stig Dagerman"

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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