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        Photograph of Richard Wright, inscribed in Paris in 1948

      - Framed vintage photograph of novelist, essayist, and poet Richard Wright in his earliest days as an expatriate. INSCRIBED by Wright to Norwegian journalist Johannes Skancke Martens: "To / S. Martens / Sincerely yours / Richard Wright / Paris / Oct. 16, 1948." Martens interviewed Wright on several occassions, most notably after the author's performance in the Argentinian film version of "Native Son" in 1951.While his first two novels, "Native Son" and "Black Boy," were enjoying success in the United States, Wright was not particularly happy there. He moved to Paris in 1946 and became an expatriate, a move that would define him both as a person and a writer for the remainder of his life. In the two years between that move and the inscription here, he befriended Sartre and Camus, as well as fellow African-American writers Chester Himes and James Baldwin. He became a French citizen in 1947 and at the time of this inscription was traveling extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa.10 x 13.5 inches, black frame with white matting, unexamined out of frame but presents as about Near Fine, with some very light creasing at one corner. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Yellow Kid" Weil: The Autobiography of America's Master Swindler

      Chicago: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 297 p. Brick red cloth with gilt lettering. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Edges lightly foxed. Price clipped by publisher with new price ($3.00) stamped on flap. Wear at tips and head, a few small creased closed tears to top of back panel, a bit of rubbing, but generally jacket unusually bright and attractive. An amusing crime memoir of swindling suckers. Reportedly an inspiration, along with the better-known The Big Con by David Maurer, for the 1973 George Roy Hill film The Sting.

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

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Jeff Milton; A Good Man with a Gun

      University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma 1948 - 8vo (10-1/4" x 6-3/4"). (xiii) [2,map], 430pp. Red cloth, top edge dark, gilt to spine. Unclipped DJ in Mylar with chips/creasing to head of spine, wear to corners and fading to spine. Pasted onto the front free endpaper is a signed note (and probable photograph of Smith) from Jefferson Davis Milton to Spike Smith: "My Dear Spike Smith-it has afforded me much pleasure to know and travel the Sandy Desert of the (Pima,? possibly Baboquivari area) mountains with the above warrior Spike Smith. Jeff D. Milton Dec. 6th 1930 Fairbank Arizona". In the margin Smith wrote "This was quite an experience & I am the only one left. I'll be going soon. Spike Jan 1993". Inscribed by Mrs. Milton on the following page is "Inscribed for Spike Smith, Jeff's companion on a desert trip, and to Mrs. Smith, Cordially Yours, Mildred Taitt Milton.". On the half-title page Smith has written his impression of Milton, ending with "I hope to die in the same altitude". Laid in with other ephemera (newspaper clippings, menu, playbill) are seven typewritten pages written by Smith in the 1930's with multiple anecdotes of the life of Jeff Milton: "almost a lone survivor of America's last frontier", "drafted into the Texas Rangers at nineteen", "Care to go for your gun?", "Send two coffins and a doctor-Jeff", " Knowing that to turn then would merely result in getting a bullet in the back, he calmly rode into camp", "the record shows twenty-seven bad men have fallen by his guns. The legend has it that not one of these were shot without an even chance to draw". Second state of first printing with corrected Greenaway on p.421. Howes H-38. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Century of Achievement: The History of James Ives & Company Limited 1848-1948, Woollen Manufacturers, Leafield Mill and Manor Mill, Yeadon, Yorkshire, England

      William Sessions 1948 - A good condition volume. A good binding and clear bright text and content. A clean copy. Some small tears to the spine edge of the outer covers and some rubbing. Further information and images are available. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Revival Books Ltd]
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        [Manuscript Book- Hansel and Gretel] Hansel and Gretel; Ein Marchen von Gebruder Grimm

      Offered here is a wonderfully crafted and illustrated MANUSCRIPT BOOK by Hildegard Hudemann in 1948 (on title page), which has been bound in three quarter beige buckram, orange paper-covered stiff boards (beveled). The illustrations are of a very high quality and craftmanship: color title-page vignette and 10 superb color vignettes interspersed in the text. 17 pages of hand-calligraphed text, with hand-watercolored borders, paragraph initials in red, all by Hudemann... i.e. the entire book is hand-produced. Hudemann is best known in her homeland Germany where several of the children''s historical, geographical picture books that she both wrote and illustrated in the 1970s and `80s have been published. This work does not appear to have been published anywhere and may have been created as a gift or proposal for publication. Fine. 

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books ]
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        Five Go Off to Camp.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1948 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to front cover and spine in black, pictorial endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Slight foxing to edges of text block. A very good copy in the dust jacket with a couple of small chips at foot of spine panel, small mark to foot of rear panel and short closed tear to head. Illustrated by Eileen Soper in black, red and blue. First edition, first impression, of the seventh adventure of the Famous Five. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Burg Hohenwerfen im Salzburger Land, rechts unten mit *Kohlhoff, (19)48 * signiert und datiert. Farbiges Aquarell auf Büttenpapier.

      1948 - Bildmaß ca. 42 x 60 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Gezeigt wird die Burg Hohenwerfen im Salzburger Land ( verso bezeichnet ) vor hohen Bergen. Das Blatt im weißen Außenrand und verso mit Spuren alter Montierung, sonst guter Zustand. >>>Walter Kohlhoff ( *1906Berlin&#150; 1981 ebenda ). W. Kohlhoff war über 20 Jahre lang Vorstandsmitglied des Vereins Berliner Künstler. Maler urbaner Landschaften Berlins und seiner Umgebung. Kohlhoff zeigt seine Stadtbilder menschenleer und verleiht ihnen somit teils einen denkmalhaften Charakter. In seinen Arbeiten wendet er sich vor allem den ruhigen Orten der Großstadt wie auch Hinterhöfen, Großstadtdächern und abgelegenen Arealen wie Seitenstrassen, Kleingärten, Bahngleisen, Fabrikanlagen etc. Er malte im Rahmen einer späten Neusachlichkeit. Dies gilt auch für seine anderen Motive wie Bilder aus den Alpen, Landschaftsstudien, Stilleben. Ferner malte er Porträts, Selbstporträts und Aktzeichnungen.<<< ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage &#150; further pics at request ) ( Artikelnumer 15756 ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        How to Be a Bandleader

      New York: Robert M. McBride, 1948. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Copiously illustrated with photographs of contemporary musicians in action. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with a couple of shallow nicks at the crown. An amusing, and very scarce book.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Joan of Arc (re-written for the film from her book "The Saint and The Devil"): [Original Poster for the Bantam Books Paperback Movie Tie-In Edition]

      Bantam Books, New York 1948 - Color poster for the first Bantam Books paperback edition issued to coincide with the release of the motion picture starring Ingrid Bergman. Approximately 22" x 28". Fine. Boldly printed, the poster reproduces the front wrap of the paperback with a large image of Bergman from the 1948 film directed by Victor Fleming. Very uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Oeuvres Complètes.

      - P. Flammarion "Le Fleuron" 1948-1950. 15 volumes in-8° brochés. Agréable exemplaire de cette première édition collective des oeuvres de COLETTE. Exemplaire numéroté sur chataigner. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie In-Quarto]
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      Garden City: Doubleday, 1948. 1st edition, full black cloth, with illustrated dust jacket. Specially signed by Roethke in his signature green fountain pen ink on the FEP. This first printing of the author's second book has become increasingly scarce in fine condition with an attractive dust jacket, and signed. In addition to the long title poem, the text includes "My Papa's Waltz" and "Child on Top of a Greenhouse" among several other notable poems. A fine copy, in price clipped jacket showing gentle wear.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        My Early Life, an inscribed presentation copy accompanied by a letter from Churchill dated 10 July 1951, three months before his second and final premiership begins, in which Churchill reminisces about his experience in the Boer War half a century earlier

      London: Odhams Press Limited, 1948. Hardcover. This postwar edition of Churchill's extremely popular autobiography is an inscribed presentation copy from the year Churchill began his second and final premiership, a poignant reminiscence of his experience more than half a century earlier as a war correspondent adventurer. Inscribed in three lines in black ink on the front free endpaper is: “From | Winston S. Churchill | 1951”. Accompanying the book is a typed, signed presentation letter on Churchill's Hyde Park Gate stationery. Ten lines of type read: “10 July, 1951. | Dear Mr. Stagg, | It has given me much pleasure and interest to | receive your letter, which has revived for me memories of | bygone days. I am a little vague on all the details but | I well remember the fighting round the De-Wets_Dorp, and | also the incident I have described in my book, MY EARLY LIFE | I send you herewith a copy of this book which I | hope you will accept with my good wishes.” Churchill's holograph valediction and signature follow: “Yours truly | Winston S. Churchill”. A final line of type at the lower left indicates the recipient: “Thomas Stagg, Esq.” The correspondence that prompted Churchill's letter and gift is tantalizingly unknown. Stagg was reportedly a soldier in The Sherwood Foresters (Nottingham and Derbyshire Regiment) that saw Boer War action around Dewetsdorp. The letter is near fine, with a file hole at the upper left corner, a single horizontal crease at the center, and some faint additional creasing and minor soiling, primarily visible on the blank verso. The book is the 1948 second printing of the 1947 Odhams edition in their “standard” binding of red cloth with black spine and front cover panels, gilt facsimile signature, and gilt print and decoration. Condition of this copy is good plus - the allure of this copy clearly residing in its inscription and presentation, not in the edition or condition. The red cloth binding is square and intact, though with spine scuffing, modest overall soiling, a small bump to the lower front corner, and a large bump to the upper front corner. The contents remain bright for the edition, with no ownership marks other than Churchill's inscription. Spotting is primarily confined to prelims and page edges, with occasional intrusions into inner margins and there is transfer browning from the pastedown glue to the final free endpaper verso. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted between descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa and the British. Churchill, an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter, in November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career upon his return home. A different narrow escape nearly prevented that return home. On 22 April 1900, the 25-year-old Churchill was involved in a skirmish action to secure a rocky outcrop near Dewetsdorp. When the Boers gained the advantage, Churchill lost his horse. (“The horse, terrified at the firing, plunged wildly. I tried to spring into the saddle… He broke away and galloped madly off.”) Churchill was saved from capture or death (“I thought to myself, ‘Here at last I take it.'”) by a Scout who stopped and gave Churchill a stirrup. (“I ran up to him, did not bungle the business of mounting, and in a moment found myself behind him on the saddle.”) To the Scout's chagrin, his horse took a bullet, but both men were unscathed. More than a half century after the incident referred to in this letter, Churchill had still more history to make. Three months after signing this book and letter, in the October 1951 General Election, Churchill's Conservatives outpaced Labour, returning Churchill to 10 Downing Street. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A91.9.d, Woods/ICS A37(g.2), Langworth p.141

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      Barcelona: Librería Palau, -1977.- 1948 - 28 v., 500 p. cada uno (aprox.); 27x19 cm.- Holandesa piel. Muy buen estado. Bibliografía [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Auca Llibres Antics / Robert Pérez]
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        Le Calvaire. Texte tiré de la Bible par J[ean] F[rédéric] Ostervald. Evangile selon Saint Matthieu ; Illustrations et texte gravés à la main par P(ierre) Stampfli.

      Bienne, (chez l?artiste:) P. Stampfli, Promenade de la Suze 5a, 1948. - in-4to, 44 feuilles entièrement xylographiées, non num. (88 p.) dont 19 gravures sur bois de plusieures couleurs + 1 ff. de papier mince avec un dessin à l?encre de Chine signé ?Pierre 48?, tirage à 20 exemplaires et 5 hors-commerce num. de A à E. Exemplaire ?E? (signé ?Pierre?), en feuilles, chemise avec titre, cartonnage, étui. Bel exemplaire. Ouvrage entièrement gravé à la main et tiré à 20 exemplaires seulement (+ 5 hors-commerce num. de A à E). Achevé à Paris en juin 1948.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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      Zionist Organization Of America, New York. 1948. Paperback. 1st edition, original illustrated color paper wrappers, 8vo, 90 pages. "Fifty-one years have passed since the Zionist Organization of America embarked on its mission. We now convene six weeks after the proclamation and establishment of the State of Israel, marking the realization of Herzl's prophetic vision" (Introduction) . Light wear, spine rebacked, otherwise Very Good Condition. (KH-5-55) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        A Retrospective Exhibition). Forty-eight plates in photogravure, eight plates in color. With two Original Lithographs. Edited and with an introduction by James S. Plaut and a letter from the artist.

      4. 87 (1) S. OHLdr. Deckel weißes Leinen mit goldgeprägter Signatur. OSchuber mit marmoriertem Papierbezug. 1. Ausgabe, eines von 200 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe mit den beiden signierten Original-Lithographien aus dem Erscheinungsjahr 'The Flute Player' (Flötenspieler) und 'Nude' (Weiblicher Akt), beide 1948. Aus der Sammlung des Kokoschka-Freundes und -Sammlers Edgar Horstmann (1902-1994), 'Nude' / 'Weiblicher Akt' gerahmt. Wingler / Welz 181 und 182. Das Buch ist aus Anlaß der am 16. Oktober 1948 in Boston eröffneten großen Wanderausstellung des Werkes von Oskar Kokoschka erschienen. Horstmann hat u.a. 1965 den Katalog 'Oskar Kokoschka in Hamburg' herausgebracht. - Kopf etwas bestoßen, Vortitel sauber entfernt.HORSTMANN STREICHEN

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        Le Temps de la poésie, numéros 1 à 6 [collection complète, exemplaires de tête]

      Paris: GLM, 1948. Livre. Très bon. broché. Edition originale. In-8. Paris, GLM, 1948-1952. 22,5 x 14,5 cm, 6 volumes in-8 brochés, 53 (1), 53 (1), 57 (1), 57 (1), 57 (1), 74 (4) pp., élégant étui-boîte signé et daté de 1993. Collection complète. Chaque volume est l'un des 30 exemplaires de tête sur vélin du Rénage (avant 1075 exemplaires sur Alfama) et porte le n° 19. On retrouve dans cette revue les contributions ou des illustrations de : M. Hadjilazaro, Maurice Blanchard, G. Schehadé, P.-J. Jouve, Mario Prassinos, Daniel Anselme, Guy Lévis Mano, R. Alberti, Jean Cayrol (n°1, juillet 48), René Char, Federico Garcia Lorca, André Frédérique, Pierre Emmanuel, Pablo Neruda, J. Mayoux, J. Chauvel, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Jean Laude (n°2, novembre 1948), Jacques Dupin, Loys Masson, Henri Michaux, André Frénaud, Frédéric Hagen, Jacques Baron, Dylan Thomas, Labisse (n°3, mai 49), Jean Todrani, Bernard Courtin, Tristan Tzara, Yves de Bayser, Florence Milo, Georg Trakl, Javier Vilato, (n°4, mars 50) Jules Supervielle, Jacques Charpier, Gunnar Ekelof, J.J. Morvan, Armen Tarpinian, Paul Valet, J.-Fr. Bernard, Octavio Paz, Varbanesco (n°5, décembre 50). Le n°6 (mars 52) est un numéro spécial, "Poésie partagée, 40 poètes, 40 poèmes, 6 peintres, 6 dessins" : après une introduction de René Char, il mélange 40 poèmes dont le nom des auteurs n'est jamais dévoilé. Rare sur ce papier. Très beaux exemplaires, en grande partie non coupés. (CORON, 277, 286, 298, 319, 342, 355).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        JALNA: 1: Building of Jalna; 2: Morning at Jalna; 3: Mary Wakefield; 4: Young Renny; 5: Whiteoak Heritage; 6: The Whiteoak Brothers; 7: Jalna; 8: Whiteoaks; 9: Finch's Fortune; 10: Master of Jalna; 11: Whiteoak Harvest; 12: Wakefield's Course; et al

      Macmillan and Co., Toronto and London 1948 - All sixteen Jalna novels are here in hardcover editions published by Macmillan, some from England and some from Canada. Finch's Fortune is without a dustjacket; Jalna is missing the front free endpaper; all the rest have dustjackets in protective mylar with wear at the corners and some chipping around the edges and at the head and foot of the spines; many have been price clipped; Morning At Jalna, Mary Wakefield, Finch's Fortune and The Master of Jalna all have a previous owner's name inside; no other interior markings. To be clear, the books here are: 1: Building of Jalna; 2: Morning at Jalna; 3: Mary Wakefield; 4: Young Renny; 5: Whiteoak Heritage; 6: The Whiteoak Brothers; 7: Jalna; 8: Whiteoaks; 9: Finch's Fortune; 10: Master of Jalna; 11: Whiteoak Harvest; 12: Wakefield's Course; 13: Return to Jalna; 14: Renny's Daughter; 15: Variable Winds at Jalna; and 16: Centenary at Jalna. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: W. Fraser Sandercombe]
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        E. Degas. Monotypes

      Paris: Quatre Chemins-Editart / Shoman Art Company, 1948. Softcover. VG- (Glassine jacket has some tears and holes and is well tanned; pages are loosening or have separated from inner spine; some pages are tanned lightly; ALL PLATES ARE PRESENT and are nice and crisp.). Tan paper wraps with glassine dust jacket, 11 text pages, followed by 10 color plates and 30 duotone plates on pages; in tan cardboard slipcase. Text is in French. Presents 40 specific pieces of art rendered by French artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917). With an opening introduction followed by the 40 plates. #307 of 500 copies issued by Shoman in New York, from a grand total of 1000 copies issued from both houses combined. Rare, in any condition.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        Okinawa Fûbutsu. Tokyo, Shôwa 23 (1948).

      1948 1948 - Large 8vo (21 x 26,8 cm). A privately printed orihon folding album. Comprising Japanese title, colophon and eight-double page coloured illustrations printed in the katazome stencil dyeing technique on handmade paper. Original dark-purple paper wrappers with title label. Housed in the original paper folder. First edition, limited to 150 copies. The work is devoted to the culture of Okinawa which had suffered unimaginable destruction just three years before, at the end of the second world war. Includes vivid and colourful illustrations of daily life at the market, traditional costumes and typical Ryûkyû bingata textiles. A few are printed in black and brown depicting pottery-making, temple life and traditional houses. A lovely copy of this unusual and very delightful work. Keisuke Serizawa (1895-1984) was a renowned Japanese textile designer who was promoted by the Japanese government for his unique katazome method. This is an original hand dyeing method using stencils to create patterns. He produced textiles for kimonos, wall scrolls, curtains, fans, paper prints, and he illustrated books. He visited Okinawa several times and learned the Ryûkyû bingata techniques of dyeing. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB)]
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        Five Go Off to Camp.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited,, 1948. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to front cover and spine in black, pictorial endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated by Eileen Soper in black, red and blue. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Slight foxing to edges of text block. A very good copy in the dust jacket with a couple of small chips at foot of spine panel, small mark to foot of rear panel and short closed tear to head. First edition, first impression, of the seventh adventure of the Famous Five.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Álbum De Habaneras. Recogidas Por Xavier Montsalvatge. Ilustradas Por José M. Prim. Con Un Prólogo De Néstor Luján.

      Editorial Barna, Barcelona 1948 - XIII - 97 pp. en muy buen papel de hilo. Ilustrado con 20 litografías originales en lámina, a muy vivos colores. Nuestro ejemplar de la tirada de solo 29 ejemplares en papel de hilo Barna. Buena encuadernación firmada por Manuel Bueno a media piel, conservando la peculiar cubierta original decorada con sendas etiquetas originales como si se tratara de una caja de puros habanos. Size: 35,5 x 26 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paul Claudel interroge le Cantiques des cantiques

      Egloff 1948 - - Egloff, Paris & Fribourg 1948, 14,5x21cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 65 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil du Marais, tirage de tête. Envoi autographe daté et signé de Paul Claudel à un ami. Dos légèrement insolé, sinon agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of 65 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper of the Marsh, drawing of head. Autographed and signed autograph of Paul Claudel to a friend. Back slightly insolated, otherwise pleasant copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Heart of the Matter (Signed First)

      Heinemann and The Book Society 1948 - First edition, first impression (issued alongside the Heinemann trade edition), signed to the half-title page by Graham Greene &#150; one of a small number he signed to promote The Book Society. Very Good: firm and square binding in sharp, very slightly splayed blue boards; a little sunning to the spine and extremities; signs of stressing to the top corner of the lower board; publisher&#146;s red topstain, moderately faded; light, sporadic spotting to the edge of the page block; a couple of small spots to the pages and a tiny chip to the edge of the rfep, else internally crisp and clean. The unclipped (9s 6d net stated) dustwrapper is Near Fine+: notably bright and vibrant, with strong colouring and no fading at all (very scarce, thus); clean white rear panel and flaps; 4mm nick to the top of the rear flap fold and a 5mm closed tear to the top of the front panel; a trace of rubbing to the corners and head of the spine; presented in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. GRAHAM GREENE SPECIALISTS. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bradhurst Fine Editions]
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        Drei alte Männer. Gespräche.

      44 Seiten Kl.-8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halbpergamentband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, den Initialen Benns auf dem Vorderdeckel in Goldprägung. mit original Klarsichtumschlag, dieser hat am unteren Rand eine kleine Fehlstelle, Vorsatzblattseiten gebräunt sowie kleine private Widmung, ansonsten sauber und frisch. Dies ist das erste Buch Gottfried Benns, das nach zwölfjähriger Unterbrechung - 1948 - wieder in Deutschlan erschien. Anläßlich der Neuauflage im November 1955 wurden einhudertfünfzig Exemplare auf Zerkall-Bütten-Werkdruckpapier gedruckt, in Halbpergament gebunden und vom Autor unter dem montierten Titelbild signiert. Dieses Exemplar hat die Nummer 69. Gottfried Benn (* 2. Mai 1886 in Mansfeld, Brandenburg - + 7. Juli 1956 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Arzt, Dichter und Essayist.

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      GIUSEPPE PRINCIPATO, MILANO 1948 - CLASSICI LATINI E GRECI INTERLINGUE Testo in greco con introduzione, commento e nota metrica in italiano a cura di Giuseppe Muscolino, sua la dedica autografata all'occhiello, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo e con traccia di umidità ai bordi inferiori, brossura editoriale con bruniture del tempo e strappetti ai bordi

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        Report of the Research of Antiquities of the National Museum of Korea, Vol. I: Two Old Silla Tombs, Ho-u Tomb and Silver Bell Tomb

      Seoul, Korea: Eul-yu Publishing. Co., 1948. The series, Report of the Research of Antiquities of the National Museum of Korea, apparently consisted of five volumes published between 1948 and 1964. Primary text in Korean and secondary text in English. A paperback publication in simple printed beige wrappers. Further bound in neatly to a sturdy pamphlet binder of semi-stiff cloth backed pattered boards. Moderate bumping to the corners of the binder, not affecting the corners of the paperback book itself except that there is moderate bumping at the extreme lower right corner of the book, affecting the first several pages. 10.25 x 7.25 inches. [4], 31, [80] pp. With LIV plates from B&W photographs and facsimiles, the plates printed on semi-glossy off-white paper. Some of the plates are pull-out. Also with text drawings. A dedication appears in a neat blue ink hand on the title page, "Prof. Wolfram Eberhard with the Author's Compliments Seoul, Febr. 1949." Light age-toning to the text pages. Else a very clean copy. Rated Very Good. First Edition. Scarce in any condition. No previous auction records could be found. The highly accomplished and well-traveled Wolfram Eberhard [1909-1989] was a professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley focused on Western, Central and Eastern Asian societies. Chewon [Chae-W?n] Kim was director of the National Museum of Korea. He wrote extensively about the various arts of Korea, including ceramics, sculpture, gold, bronze and lacquer.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Martinique charmeuse de serpents

      - Editions du sagittaire, Paris 1948, 14,5x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 15 copie numerate su Holland, capo del pareggio. La nostra copia è completata, frontespizio, litografia originale di André Masson. Illustrazioni hors-texte di André Masson. esemplare raro e bello. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 15 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Notre exemplaire est bien complet, en frontispice, de la lithographie originale d'André Masson. Illustrations hors-texte de André Masson. Rare et bel exemplaire.

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        Of Flight and Life.

      56 p. 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen mit Schutzumschlag, dieser mit kleinen Randbereibungen, das Buch selbst sauber und frisch, auf dem Vortitel vom amerikanschen Flieger signiert und datiert ( August 1948) , beiliegend ein Echtheitszertifikat des deutschen Sohnes von Lindberg, David Hesshaimer für einen Vorbesitzer. Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr. (* 4. Februar 1902 in Detroit, Michigan - + 26. August 1974 in Kipahulu, Maui, Hawaii), war ein US-amerikanischer Pilot und Träger der Medal of Honor.Ihm gelang am 20./21. Mai 1927 die erste Alleinüberquerung des Atlantiks von New York nach Paris ohne Zwischenlandung, wodurch er zu einer der bekanntesten Personen der Luftfahrt wurde. (Die erste Nonstop-Atlantiküberquerung von Amerika nach Europa mit einem Flugzeug war bereits 1919 durch Alcock und Brown erfolgt.)

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        Space Cadet

      New York: Scribner And Sons, 1948. First Edition 1st Printing. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good Jacket. Clifford N. Geary. First Printing With The "A" On Copyright Page. Very Good Book Is Clean And Solid. Very Good + Dust Jacket Has Slight Foxing And A Little Wear To Flap Folds And At Head And Foot Of Spine, With A Tiny Chip At Each Fold Top And Bottom. Dust Jacket Shows Proper First Issue $2.50 Price Printed On Front Flap. A Very Attractive And Collectible Copy.

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        Williamsburg Restoration Wallpaper Reproductions and Commemorative Paper Hangings.

      - New York: Katzenbach and Warren, Inc., [1948]. Folio, unpaginated, four pages of text, two leaves of b&w plates printed to verso only, over 100 full-page screen printed wallpaper samples. Original spiral-bound gray wrappers, with title and company logo printed in black to upper wrapper. Edges and corners slightly chipped, some scattered scuff marks, internally complete; very good. "The 1948 collection of approved and hallmarked wallpapers are printed in this catalogue. Each of these delightful an authentic copy of an old document and has its fascinating history. The restoration of Colonial Williamsburg was undertaken by Mr. John D. Rockefeller Jr., as an endeavor to restore accurately and preserve for all time the most significant portions of an historic and important city of America's colonial period." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Edle Nacktheit in China, Künstlerische Aktaufnahmen

      Vollständiges, seltenes Exemplar.32 Originalaufnahmen von Heinz von Perckhammer.Teilweise lose Blätter, Schutzumschlag leicht eingerissen. Bitte sehen Sie sich die Fotos an, diese sind Teil der Beschreibung. Mit Widmung: "Was ist schöner als der menschliche Leib?"Zum 25.August 1948 Jörg Versand versichert und kostenfrei.

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        Amateur Boxer Vol 1 No 1 - 9 September 1948 to Vol 3 No 9 &#150; 3 November 1949

      London: Published by F Maitland and Printed by the Sporting Press 1948 - London: Published by F Maitland and Printed by the Sporting Press. 59 Editions of the &#147;Amateur Boxer Magazine spanning the September 1948 to November 1949 years, so just over a year&#146;s publications. In generally good condition, all running to 12 pages, some creased, some with minor tears. Bound in half leather with cloth boards. Condition Report Externally Spine &#150; very good condition &#150; some scratches, gilt titles. Joints &#150; very good condition. Corners &#150; very good condition &#150; some bumping and wear. Boards &#150; very good condition &#150; some marks. Page edges &#150; very good condition &#150; clean. See above and photos. Internally Hinges &#150; very good condition. Front paste down &#150; very good condition. Front free end paper &#150; very good condition. Titles &#150; good to very good condition. Pages &#150; good to very good condition. Binding &#150; very good condition &#150; solid binding. See photos [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pisan Cantos

      [New York]: New Directions, 1948. The first printing consisted of 1525 copies. 118 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Very good in like dust jacket (with some darkening and minor chipping along top edge); some pen marks in margins throughout, offsetting to endpapers, bookplate of Coman Leavenworth. The first printing consisted of 1525 copies. 118 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Gallup A60a; Connolly 100 , Number 98

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        The Carnelian Cube

      The Gnome Press, New York 1948 - First edition in pale blue cloth, red stamped spine, jacket art by David Kyle. The 3rd humorous fantasy from de Camp and Pratt, and the first Gnome Press. Inscribed in blue ink on the first free end paper: "Best regards to my favorite reader / Sam Moskowitz /L Sprague de Camp / 6/24/1951" Originally from the Sam Moskowitz library. New York: The Gnome Press (1948), 230 pages. A Fine copy unmarked (except for the inscription). VG protected jacket is unclipped ($3.00) has some small chips and other imperfections. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Heart of the Matter

      New York: Viking Press, 1948. Copyright date is 1948, This vintage volume is bound in red cloth covered boards with blue cloth spine cover and features original dust jacket with publisher's price of $3.00. The Heart of the Matter (1948) is a novel by English author Graham Greene. The book details a life-changing moral crisis for Henry Scobie. Greene, a British intelligence officer in Freetown, Sierra Leone, drew on his experience there. This volume shows well with light edgewear to the dust jacket. The boards show nice and clean as well as the interior pages. . first Edition. Hardcover. very good Plus/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Scarce First Edition.

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        Souvenir Programme ... Indian Test Tour Visit to Mount Gambier, South Australia. January 20-21, 1948 [cover title]

      Octavo, 16 pages with numerous local advertisements. Pictorial card covers; a fine copy. A pre-match souvenir of the first international match in Mount Gambier - a South Australian Country XI versus India on its first tour of Australia - 'indutiably the outstanding event in the cricketing annals of the South-East'. India won by an innings and 106 runs (although they lost the five-match Test series 4-0). Not in Padwick; not in 'Not in Padwick'; not in Trove. Offered together with the combined teams' group photograph, 'Indian X. v. Sth. Aus. Country XI. Vansittart Park, Mount Gambier, January 20-21, 1948', with all present identified in print on the mount below the image (280 x 300 mm overall). The photographer is Arthur & Son, Mount Gambier. The mount is lightly marked, with one corner creased; the photograph is in fine condition.

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        The EDVAC. A Preliminary Report on Logic and Design. Report No. 48-2.

      Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, Moore School of Electrical Engineering, February 16, 1948. First edition of this extremely rare report on the EDVAC, the world's first stored-program electronic computer, which includes sections on the design logic as well as many pages of calculations and operating mathematical formulas. This report, which includes the Organization of the EDVAC, the Input-Output System, Performance Details, Speed of Operation, Controls, Example of Operation, Aids to Maintenance and Indicated Improvements, appears to be the only contemporary report that includes full size blue-line print drawings of components and the architecture of the EDVAC. "Its major influence was that it was the first stored-program electronic digital computer to be described at this level of detail and, as such, set the paradigm for many of the first-generation machines. The design, and in particular the concept of using mercury delay lines for the memory, influenced several of the early machines, the Cambridge EDSAC (for which Maurice Wilkes deliberately chose a similar name to show the connection) and the SEAC being the most famous" (Williams, p. 26). It is unknown how many copies of this report were printed, but similar EDVAC reports from this time period had printings of 15 to 50 sets, most for distribution to other scientists or institutions. The copy at the University of Pennsylvania corresponds to this copy in collation. OCLC locates 5 copies (Brown, Florida, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Wayne State). Only one copy has appeared at auction (Pacific Book Auction Galleries, 20 November 2008, lot 45, $3300). Building on ideas formulated by innovators in computers, mathematics and physics such as V.J. Atanasoff and Alan Turing, the Moore School of Electrical Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania, led by J. Presper Eckert and John V. Mauchly, became one of the developers of what would become the modern computer. Eckert and Mauchly were tasked by the US Army's Ballistics Research Lab to create the ENIAC (Electronic Numerator, Integrator, Analyzer, and Computer) for use in solving ballistics, trajectories and ranges for new weaponry. The ENIAC machine weighed about 30 tons, covered about 1000 square feet of floor space, and used almost 18000 vacuum tubes. Even as the ENIAC was nearing operation, Eckert and Mauchly recognized its limitations. As early as January, 1944 Eckert drafted a memorandum discussing the stored-program concept of computing, which would eventually be realized in a machine called the EDVAC (Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer). The EDVAC, a General-Purpose Internal Stored Program Computers as it would come to be known, is considered one of the origin points of today's modern PC computer technology. As the end of World War II approached, Eckert and Mauchly began to see value in the computer beyond military use and began to consider the need to patent their ideas. At this time, the team at the Moore School was joined by John von Neumann, from the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. It is von Neumann who most researchers (and patent lawyers) credit with solving the design of the EDVAC as outlined in his First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC, 1945. The EDVAC continued development with 3 or 4 official reports issued between 1945 and 1949. "At the time von Neumann began collaborating with the ENIAC group, planning for ENIAC's delay-line successor was already under way. The Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer, or EDVAC, "would be quite flexible in its control facilities, would have about 50 times as large a memory, i.e., be able to store about 1000 ten decimal digit numbers, and contain only about 1/10 as many tubes," Goldstine and von Neumann reported. The machine would be programmed by loading coded sequences into high-speed memory rather than by setting cables and switches by hand ... "In the closing months of World War II, von Neumann circulated between Princeton, Los Alamos, Washington, Philadelphia, and Aberdeen, conveying a stream of new ideas. "None of us was important enough to have persuaded people to accept this kind of thing," says Goldstine. "In the first place, von Neumann had a real built-in need at Los Alamos ... They had an enormous IBM punched card installation out there doing implosion calculations. I just don't believe any of us could have gone and persuaded somebody like Fermi of the importance of numerical calculation the way von Neumann could. "In early 1945, during the final push to finish and test the atomic bomb, von Neumann's notes on the EDVAC project were typed up under Goldstine's supervision and distilled into a 105-page report. The "First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC," reproduced by mimeograph and released into limited distribution by the Moore School on June 30, 1945, outlined the design of a high-speed stored-program electronic digital computer, including the requisite formulation and interpretation of coded instructions -- "which must be given to the device in absolutely exhaustive detail." "The functional elements of the computer were separated into a hierarchical memory, a control organ, a central arithmetic unit, and input/output channels, making distinctions still known as the "von Neumann architecture" today. A fast internal memory, coupled to a larger secondary memory, and linked in turn to an unlimited supply of punched cards or paper tape, gave the unbounded storage that Turing had prescribed. The impediment of a single channel between memory and processor is memorialized as the "von Neumann bottle-neck," although its namesake attempted, unsuccessfully, to nip this in the bud. "The whole system will be well balanced, so, that if it is properly and intelligently used, there will be no bottlenecks," he explained to Max Newman, "even not at the outputs and inputs of the human intellects with which it has to be matched." "When a subject captured von Neumann's attention, he reconstituted it on his own terms from the bottom up. Digital computing required no such process of reduction; it was all axioms from the start. In 1945 the ENIAC and EDVAC were still classified military projects. Von Neumann could speak freely in logical abstractions, but not in specific electronic circuits. So he did. He was also, as Julian Bigelow put it, "clever enough to know that his forte was not in experimental work or in making things function in the real world." "During the war, both open publication and individual credit had been suspended -- for both computers and bombs. After the war, it was decided that bombs would be kept secret and computers would be made public, with a scramble for credit as a result. The EDVAC report engendered widespread controversy, despite the small number of copies that were distributed before the mimeograph stencils gave out. Von Neumann was listed as the sole author, without any acknowledgment of the contributions made by other members of the EDVAC group. Eckert and Mauchly, who had been pledged to silence about the ENIAC and EDVAC, felt slighted by a publication that was based on their own unpublished work. "Johnny was rephrasing our logic, but it was still the SAME logic," says Mauchly. Adding injury to insult, the EDVAC report would be deemed to constitute a legal publication invalidating any patents not filed within a year ... "With the war over, individual interests eclipsed the interests of the United States. The Moore School was too academic for Eckert and Mauchly, and not academic enough for von Neumann. Eckert and Mauchly left to form the Electronic Control Company and build commercial computers first BINAC and then UNIVAC, a brand synonymous with computing for a time. Von Neumann decided to go build his own computer, as a scientific instrument, somewhere else. Spare time on the ENIAC and even the EDVAC would not be enough. "It was, therefore, the most natural thing that von Neumann felt that he would like to have at his own disposal such a machine," says Willis Ware. "If he really wanted a computer, the thing to do was to build it," adds Arthur Burks. "Von Neumann's initial thinking was to transplant the entire core of the ENIAC group ... Eckert declined von Neumann's invitation to lead the IAS engineering team, going into business with Mauchly for himself, while von Neumann entered into a series of lucrative personal consulting contracts with IBM" (Dyson, Turing's Cathedral, pp. 77-81). "When Eckert, Mauchly, and others left the Moore School early in 1946, the job of heading up the EDVAC project fell to T.K. (Kite) Sharpless who, after graduating with an MS in electrical engineering from the Moore School in 1943, stayed on to become a teacher and member of the ENIAC and EDVAC projects. Sharpless himself left in 1947 ... The next manager to be appointed was Louis Tabor, whose tenure lasted for only a few months. Finally, the task of project manager and chief engineer was given to Richard L. Snyder, who saw the project through to the point where a machine was actually shipped from the Moore School to the Army's Ballistic Research Laboratories at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Snyder left the Moore School at this time and followed the machine to the Ballistic Research Laboratories" (Williams, p. 26). The detailed design was finalized in May, 1947, and construction then began. Since the Moore School's ability to fabricate delicate mechanical components was inadequate for the task, the National Bureau of Standards agreed to assume responsibility for the design of the magnetic wire input and output system; they in turn contracted it out to the Reeves Instrument Corporation. In late 1949 it was moved to the Army Ordnance Department, Aberdeen Proving Ground, for final assembly and testing. However, it did not run its first application programme until October 28, 1951. Not in OOC. Williams, 'The Origins, Uses, and Fate of the EDVAC,' IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 15 (1993), pp. 22-38 ( 4to (277 x 216 mm), ff. [1], iii, 100 (i.e. 102), with two full-page diagrams inserted in text and three large folding plans in pocket at rear. Original cloth backed wrappers (cloth starting to peel away at ends of spine).

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