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        Proceedings of a Symposium on Large-scale Digital Calculating Machinery.

      Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press,, 1948. Jointly Sponsored by The Navy Department Bureau of Ordnance and Harvard University at The Computation Laboratory 7-10 January 1947. Quarto. Original navy cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Photographic frontispiece, numerous photographs and figures to the text. Ownership signature of Raymond John Seeger to front free endpaper. Extremities slightly rubbed, spine faded, rear board a little marked, contents evenly browned, overall a bright and very good copy. First edition, first printing, of volume 16 of The Annals of the Computational Laboratory of Harvard University, owned by one of the conference contributors. It was the first of two symposia organised by the head of Harvard's Computation Laboratory, Howard Aiken, and was at the time the world's largest computing conference, with over 300 delegates in attendance (a smaller conference with around 85 delegates was held at MIT in 1945). Discussion focused on the practical application of new computing technology to a variety of fields such as economics, physics, aeronautics, and physiology. Several leading contemporary academics, including Alan Turing, were in attendance, and Aiken was at that time considered to be "the leading champion in the US of electromechanical program-controlled computation" (Sommaruga & Strahm, p. 71). This copy belonged to American theoretical physicist Seeger, who was the chief of the Mechanical Division at the Bureau of Ordnance from 1942 to 1946. He recommended acquisition by the Navy of one of the first computers to be used for experimental mathematics and fluid mechanics. His paper, "On Computational Techniques for Certain Problems in Fluid Dynamics", was delivered as part of the fifth session on 9 January 1947.

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        Het Achterhuis (The Diary of a Young Girl)

      Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Contact, 1948. Hardcover. Good. First Edition, Third Printing with statement in Dutch of "Derde Druk". Proceeds the American First Edition by two years, which was published in 1950. Very Good, lacking dust jacket. Clean, with no marking. Age toned pages. Front and rear hinge starting. Toning and lean to spine, with a split started along rear hinge. Light rubbing and wear. A nice overall copy, of a very early printing in the original Dutch.

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        The Second World War, full set of six U S first editions

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a full, six-volume, jacketed set of first editions of The Second World War, Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. This U.S. first edition is not only scarcer today than its British counterpart, but is also the true first edition; the first U.S. volume, The Gathering Storm, was published in June 1948, while the British first edition was not published until October 1948. The sixth and final U.S. first edition volume, Triumph and Tragedy, was published during Churchill's second and final Premiership in November 1953. A Book-of-the-Month Club (BOMC) edition was published virtually simultaneously with the U.S. first edition and is quite similar in appearance (often causing confusion for disappointed collectors who think they are buying first editions). Note these are not the common BOMC look-alikes, but correct first trade editions in all respects: the dust jackets are unclipped and bear the correct, first printing $6.00 price. All top edges are stained dark yellow-orange. All volumes bear the distinctive red and yellow head and foot bands. Title and copyright pages bear correct first printing indications. There are no BOMC indentations on the rear covers. This set features very good or better volumes in jackets ranging from good plus to very good. Spine presentation of the dust jackets is good, with only minor loss to the Volume I & II spine heads. What prevents our grading (and pricing) this set higher is dulling of the vivid red, yellow, and orange hues on the spines of the Volume II-VI dust jackets. Notably, the Volume I jacket spine remains bright. All six dust jackets are protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. All six red cloth bindings remain tight and clean with sharp corners and bright gilt. There is minor, uniform concavity at the spine heads across the set from the weight of the text blocks on the shelf over long years. The contents of all six volumes are notably clean. We find no spotting or previous ownership marks. Even the page edges remain clean and the yellow-orange topstain remains strong and consistent across the set. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill's perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history... it is a contribution to history..." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office... I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill's work remains seminal, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. The six-volume epic has been called "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today.” Please note that this large set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.1(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(aa), Langworth p.258.

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        Portrait photograph of Thornton Wilder

      [New York] 1948 - Half-lnegth portrait of the author seated, in trench coat. Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 9-1/4 x 7-3/8 inches. Atelier stamp on verso, with pencilled notations giving the subject of the photograph ("Thornton Wilder in 'The Skin of Your Teeth'"), the date, and the number of the negative Half-lnegth portrait of the author seated, in trench coat. Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 9-1/4 x 7-3/8 inches

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        The Unerring Instinct

      New York: American Brotherhood The National Conference of Christians and Jews, No Date [1948]. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 4to. Simple printed 12 pp typescript. Little known publication of this one act play by Wilder. A very good copy in tall stapled wrappers. Among the scarcer of Wilder's output. OCLC locates just one copy at Yale who dates this circa 1948.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        The Second World War, full set of six British first editions

      Cassell and Company, Ltd., London 1948 - This is a full, jacketed, set of British first editions of The Second World War, Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. This set is of particular note for excellent shelf appearance. Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. This set is an exception, comprised of near fine first edition, first printing volumes in near fine dust jackets. The jackets are exceptional examples. All six are unclipped, retaining the original publisher’s prices on the lower front flaps. All six jackets retain exceptional shelf presentation, with no evidence of the typical spine toning and bright red subtitles. The only loss we note is fractional chips to the Volume I & II spine extremities. The dust jackets are protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. The volumes beneath are likewise exceptionally clean. The black cloth bindings are immaculate with vivid spine gilt, the contents quite unusually bright with no spotting. The red stained top edges all retain strong color. What prevents our grading the volumes as truly fine – and pricing the set accordingly – is a slightly shaken Volume I binding with a cosmetic split at the title page gutter, narrowly exposing the fully intact and firmly attached mull beneath. The sole previous ownership mark we find in the set is a single inked initial and last name to the upper Volume I front free endpaper. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill's perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history. it is a contribution to history." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office. I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill's work remains seminal, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. Richard Langworth calls the six-volume epic "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." Please note that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Denoël 1948 - - Denoël, Paris 1948, 12x18,5cm, relié sous étui. - Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil Lafuma, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein maroquin vert, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, étui bordé de maroquin vert, intérieur de feutrine verte, plats de papier à la cuve, reliure signée de Bichon. Rare et bel exemplaire agréablement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on pure Lafuma wire, head print. Binding in full morocco green, smooth back, golden tail date, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded head, blankets and back preserved, case trimmed with green morocco, green felt inside, paper plates in the bowl, binding signed by Bichon. Rare and beautiful copy pleasantly established. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Décors Ephémères, Paris, 1909-1948. Les Expositions Jeux d'Eau et de Lumière.

      Paris, 1948.(). 4to. Original wraps. Library markings throughout. Son et Lumière and architecture for salons and exhibitions of automobiles, airplanes and design. Fine gravure reproductions of the photos of Chevojon and Borremans. Preface Prince Louis Victor de Broglie.

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        Time Was Away

      The First UK printing published by John Lehmann in 1948. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Hint of pushing at the spine ends and the slightest of toning to the text block and outer page edges. Free from inscriptions, erasures and markings. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. A little edge wear at the upper spine tip and a small chip at the rear lower flap fold. Some toning to the spine and the upper flap edges. The wraparound wrapper design looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. Wonderful full page B/W and colour illustrations throughout by John Minton. A highlight of book illustration and increasingly scarce to find in any collectible condition. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        Tucholski, Herbert. - "San Gimignano".

      - Holzschnitt, in Schwarz, auf feinem Japanpapier, 1948. Von Herbert Tucholski. Probedruck. 32,7 x 42,2 cm (Darstellung / Druckstock) / 35 x 46 cm (Blatt). Karnahl 86. Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert. Links Titel und Auflagenbezeichnung: "San Gimignano (Probedruck)". - Sehr guter Zustand. Herbert Tucholski (1896 Konitz / Westpreußen - 1984 Berlin). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. Ab 1913 Besuch der Kunstgewerbeschule Berlin (Glasmalerei). Teilnahme am Ersten Weltkrieg. Nach 1919 Fortsetzung des Studiums. 1920-25 Studium an der Kunstakademie Dresden bei Max Feldbauer und Ludwig von Hofmann. 1926?28 Hospitant an der Akademie der Künste Berlin. 1929/30 Stipendium für die Villa Romana in Florenz und die Deutsche Akademie in der Villa Massimo in Rom, wo er mit dem Bildhauer Max Wimmer bekannt wurde. 1929-33 Leitung eines Berliner Jugendheimes. Daneben Aquarelle, Pastelle, Federzeichnungen und Holzschnitte. 1933 Anschluss an die Ateliergemeinschaft Klosterstraße; Zusammenarbeit mit Käthe Kollwitz und Hermann Blumenthal. 1939 Rompreis der Deutschen Akademie Villa Massimo. 1957-59 Mentor für Grafik am Institut für bildende Kunst der DDR in Ost-Berlin. 1962-65 Leiter der Zentralen Werkstätte für Grafik. 1964 Professur. Seit 1964 Mitarbeiter der Zeitschrift "Die Weltbühne". 1979 Nationalpreis der DDR II. Klasse für Kunst und Literatur. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      EDITIONS DE LA TABLE RONDE 1948 - R240129822: 429 pages - envoi de l'auteur sur la page de faux titre - tâches brunes sur les plats - 5 photos disponibles. Sommaire : Avril mai juin 1940 - ma nomination - les trois échecs - du 10 mai a la signature de l'armistice - 25 juin 1940-2 janvier 1941. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 97.2-Dédicace, envoi [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Second World War.

      London: Cassell and Co., 1948-54.. FINELY BOUND FIRST EDITIONS. In six volumes. Octavo (22 x 15 x 27cm), pp.xv, 640; pp.xvii, 684; pp.x, 818; pp.xviii, 917; pp.xviii, 673; pp.xviii, 716. With numerous maps and plans, some folding. Finely bound in recent dark red half morocco over matching cloth with raised bands, gilt titles to blue labels, and gilt decoration to spines. Top edges gilt. Very good indeed. 'This is not history; this is my case.' The author's most famous work continuing on from his earlier history of the First World War, 'The World Crisis'. The two together form, in Churchill's opinion, a comprehensive history of a second Thirty Years War.

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        Autobiography of Benevenito Cellini

      Doubleday & Co. NY 1948 - Doubleday & CO, NY. 1946. 1st English translation was in 1948 with full red cloth cover with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Ends of pages are age toned. First printing. Hardcover in very good condition. Twenty-five Salvador Dali signed etchings. There are also sixteen wonderful watercolor prints also signed and done by Salvador Dali. 442 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die grössere Hoffnung : Roman.

      Amsterdam : Bermann-Fischer, 1948 - 399 S. Der Roman ist eines der repräsentativen Werke der deutschen Literatur der Nachkriegsjahre, die einzige Antwort von Rang, die unsere Literatur der jüngsten Vergangenheit gegeben hat (W. Jens); - Der autobiographische Roman erzählt die Geschichte von Judenkindern, die während der Kriegszeit der Verfolgung ausgesetzt sind, deren große Hoffnung, nach Amerika auswandern zu können, sich nicht erfüllt, und inmitten von Tod und Zerstörung, der größeren Hoffnung Platz macht - der Hoffnung auf Frieden, Versöhnung, Erneuerung (KLL 1/153); - das Buch enthält im Vorsatz eine persönliche Widmung der Autorin aus dem Jahr 1951; - Vorsatz i. Innenfalz etw. angerissen, Ecken leicht bestoßen; gutes Expl. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 1. - 3. Aufl. (erste Ausgabe des Erstlings). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Barcelona: A. D. L. .- 1948 - 101 p., 2 h., il. ; 28 x 19 cm.- Rústica. Ejemplar 647/1000. Ilustración de Isabel Pons. Prólogo de Néstor Luján. Cubierta delantera parcialmente oscurecida (ver foto) Páginas 11 y 55 tienen una pequeña rotura que ha sido "pegada" con cinta adhesiva, ya retirada, ha quedado la marca (ver foto). Buen estado de conservación en general. Poesía [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Au pays de la soif - Miserere 26. [In the land of thrist and terror].

      Paris: Editions de l'Etoile Filante, 1948.(). Intaglio. Chapon/Rouault, 79; Wofsy, 133. Edition of 450. 412 x 582 mm.

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        The Fair Young Phoenix

      William Heinemann 1948 - Book Description: William Heinemann, 1948. Cloth Red. Book Condition: Nr Very Good. Jacket: Good+ First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 'The Fair Young Phoenix': Red cloth covered boards, black title label to spine with gilt lettering, clean and bright. Very slight edgewear to spine; prelims and page edges foxed, otherwise clean, unmarked, free from previous owner's names or inscriptions. Top edge of blank fly very neatly severed. Difficult to make out whether this is a publishing defect or later, most likely the former. Otherwise, book in Very Good condition. Dustwrapper is frayed at edges and corners, closed tears to front and rear with tip right front piece close to separation, photos available on request. Intact and complete. Not price clipped This is a very rare book, doubly so with a dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        122 Colour Photographs / 122 Farvefotographier

      Schoenberg Publishers, (Copenhagen) 1948 - First edition. Folio. Text in English and Danish. Slight bump at the top of the front board, still fine in an attractive, very good dustwrapper, with a modest dampstain on the front panel, and some scattered tears and small chips. Very uncommon, especially in jacket. Parr and Badger, The Photobook Volume 1, p. 202-203. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dark Carnival

      Hamish Hamilton, London 1948 - First Printing of the First British Edition. Cloth boards in original Ayrton dust wrapper. Light chipping to jacket spine ends, corners rubbed, moderate soiling to rear panel; volumes spine ends with fading and slight crimping, two titles in the table of contents underlined, else very good or better in like jacket. Scarce U.K. edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Programme Du Théatre Des Champs-Elysées. Ballets des Champs-Elysées. Directeur: Roger Eudes. Directeur Artistique: Boris Kochno. Chorégraphie: David Lichine

      Théatre Des Champs-Elysées, Paris 1948 - Programme - Théatre des Champs-Elysées - Paris - Ballets des Champs-Elysées Directeur: Roger Eudes - Directeur Artistique: Boris Kochno - Chorégraphie: David Lichine - Couverture du programme illustrée par Pablo Picasso - 1948, Paris - Grand in-4 (31x25 cm), broché, couverture rempliée illustrée par Pablo Picasso, signé et daté sur le rabat, non paginé (20 pages) et un feuillet libre. - Sommaire: Textes de Jean-Paul Sartre et Jean-Louis Barrault. Les Ballets: La Rencontre ou "Oedipe et le Sphinx", Orpheus, Mascarade, La Création, Pas-de-Quatre, Les Forains, Jeu de Cartes, Le Jeune Homme et la Mort, Le Rendez-Vous, 13 Danses, Le Portrait de Don Quichotte, La Sylphide, Les Amours de Jupiter, Los Caprichos, Le Bal des Blanchisseuses, La Fiancée du diable, Fête galante, La Fille aux Yeux d'Email, Le Cygne Noir, Grand Pas Classique, L'Oiseau Bleu, Le Lac des Cygnes. - Il est joint un feuillet libre qui présente le programme du 12 décembre au 15 décembre 1948. - Le programme est illustré de nombreuses promotions et d'une composition de Marcel Vertès en fin de catalogue. - Ce rare programme des Ballets des Champs-Elysées, couverture illustrée par Picasso, 1948, est en bon état. Size: Grand In-4 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Unpublished. 1948 - 1951. Manuscript notebook, written entirely in the hand of Agatha Christie containing 175 pages of notes relating in depth to the Miss Marple novel “A Murder Is Announced” (here with the working title “A Murder Has Been Arranged”) and the play “Spider's Web”. With further notes relating to the novel “They Do It With Mirrors”, a page regarding the play “Miss Perry”, an alternative plot for “A Pale Horse”, notes for a Mary Westmacott novel, jottings of autobiography, a room sketch to illustrate the layout for a murder and much more. The burgundy cloth notebook is small 4to, and the notes in blue ink, black ink and pencil. Housed in a bespoke quarter morocco solander case. Provenance: Agatha Christie; given by the author to The Friends of the National Libraries (sold Sothebys June 15th 1960; lot 103: £240); acquired by Milton R. Slater (private collection). An extraordinary “lost” notebook belonging to the Queen Of Crime, brimming with ideas and offering an exceptional insight into the unique way that Christie worked; how she developed her characters, planned plots and fleshed out stories. Of the 74 Agatha Christie notebooks known to exist, this recently discovered one is not only the richest in content but is the only one outside of the author's estate. The book was donated by Agatha Christie to be sold to raise money for the The Friends of the National Libraries at a Sotheby's auction in 1960 where it was bought by an American manuscript collector in whose collection it remained until 2017. The original catalogue for the Sothebys auction sale is included. (Curran, John: Agatha Christie's Complete Secret Notebooks. Harper Collins 2016). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Second World War.

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1948–54 - 6 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spines, top edges red, grey endpapers decorated with a design that alternates a lion rampant with the initials W.S.C. In the typographical dust jackets with background design as per the endpapers. An excellent set in the unusually bright jackets. Maps and diagrams, some folding. First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's masterpiece, 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." Cohen A240.4; Woods A123(b). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        122 Farve Fotografien / 122 Colour Photographs

      Copenhagen: Schoenberg Publishers 1948 - First Edition. Quarto. Helmer-Petersen's pioneering early study of color photography, predating Eggleston, Shore, and even Ihei Kimura's Paris by several years. This exceptional book was virtually unknown before its inclusion in Parr / Badger. (Parr / Badger, v1, 202-203; Auer 331). Fine in a fine jacket, publisher's card slipcase (tiny area of discoloration). As nice a copy as you could hope for. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Volga naît en Europe

      First edition of the French translation on current paper.Signed autograph of Curzio Malaparte to Roger Allard "... these memories of tomorrow .."Pleasant copy of the fragility of this paper of poor quality. Domat Paris 1948 12x19cm broché

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        Darker Than You Think

      Reading, Penn.: Fantasy Books(1948). 1st edition/1st printing. #81 of 500 limited edition copies SIGNED/INSCRIB ED by author on limitation page: 'To Phillip Lee Best wishes - and 'ware the witches! Jack Williamson' . One of my personal favorites! A wonderful story both of horror/fantasy and of the darkness in all of us. A story you'll never forget. Near fine book in the preferred dark green binding that is straight, clean, very tight and has no handwriting in it other than the author's inscription, with a bit of shelving wear to upper spine end (slight wrinkles to cloth edge at that upper end), in a price intact, crisp and clean dustjacket with a couple of very small chips to upper spine end and 1 tiny, completely closed edge tear upper front panel, with very little of the normal rubbing this uncoated paper dustjacket seems to accumulate. There are also some light handling smudges to the white of the back panel. Lovely copy of a scarce book! ; Signed by Author, 10, 24, NF/VG+, 226871

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        All Hallows Eve

      First American edition, with an introduction by T.S. Eliot not present in the first edition of 1945. 8vo., original black cloth, dust jacket. New York, Pellegrini & Cudahy.

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        The Clouds, Aigeltinger, Russia, &c.

      [Aurora: New York:] The Wells College Press and The Cummington Press, 1948 - Octavo. Original grey buckram, title label to spine. But for a somewhat tanned spine label, a fine copy. First edition, number 257 of 310 copies only, this a review copy with the slip laid-in. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Popiól i diament. Powiesc. (Klub Dobrej Ksiazki I.) [Ashes and Diamonds.]

      Czytelnik Spóldzielnia Wydawnicza, [Warszawa] 1948 - First edition. In publisher's printed wrappers. 334, (2) p. First edition of Andrzejewski's most famous novel, Ashes and Diamonds. Popiól i diament describes the political and moral conflicts between the Polish patriots of the Home Army and the evolving communist regime during the last days of World War II. The story was adapted to screen by Andrzej Wajda in 1958 with the same title and considered as one of the finest post-war Polish films. Cover chipped and rubbed. Sunned. Pages yellowed due to aging. Ownership inscription on the title page and on p. 73. Otherwise in very good condition. In publisher's printed wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Südlicher Dorfplatz. Oel auf Malplatte.

      (1948). 1948 - Bildgrösse: 72x45 cm. Unten rechts signiert. In schönem Rahmen der Zeit 68x90 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        De Officiis Liber Primus

      TORINO: G. B. PARAVIA & C., 1948. RISTAMPA. Brossura. BUONO. 14 20,5. Scrittori Latini Commentati USATO

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        Uncle Dynamite

      Didier, New York 1948 - 8vo, pp. 312. Original red boards, lettered in silver to spine, facsimile signature in silver to front panel. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper, with two short closed tears and a single small chip to foot of spine. First US edition, published five weeks after its UK counterpart. The second Uncle Fred novel. Uncle Dynamite was the first book Wodehouse had published in the United States following his split from Doubleday: 'He blamed the move on 'the Doubleday organisation', which, he felt, was a 'huge factory' that did not care about his books. . In England, Uncle Dynamite sold as well as Spring Fever, but in America, despite Didier's efforts, sales were not enhanced.' (McCrum) McIlvaine A68b

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        Crusade in Europe

      New York: Doubleday & Company, 1948. First edition, #527 of 1426 copies, Signed by Eisenhower on the facsimile of the D-Day Order of the Day opposite the colophon page. Illustrated with six colour maps by Rafael Palacios and 38 text maps, also includes six photographic illustrations selected by Edward Steichen . 559pp. 1 vols. 4to. Brown buckram, t.e.g., rest of edges uncut, map endpapers. Fine in original glassine and printed slipcase (very slightly worn). First edition, #527 of 1426 copies, Signed by Eisenhower on the facsimile of the D-Day Order of the Day opposite the colophon page. Illustrated with six colour maps by Rafael Palacios and 38 text maps, also includes six photographic illustrations selected by Edward Steichen . 559pp. 1 vols. 4to. Signed by Eisenhower.

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        Verzamelde werken.

      Bussum/ Den Haag, Van Dishoeck/ Stols, 1948. Vier delen. Verguld heelperkament (bandstempels Helmut Salden). Deels onafgesneden. Koppen verguld. Onopengesneden. 264 232 224 280 p. Gelijkgenummerde prachtset.l Eén van de 50 genummerde luxe-exemplaren op geschept papier van Van Gelder. Exemplaren in heelperkament zijn zeldzaam. Van Dijk 825.Bijgevoegd: G.H. 's-Gravesande, Over A. Roland Holst. Bij de uitgave van zijn Verzamelde werken. Bussum/ Den Haag, Van Dishoeck/ Stols, 1948. Geniet. 12 p. Met (ongebruikt) bestelbiljet.

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        The Three Roads

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf(1948). Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Author'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., 20, 22, NF/NF

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        "Rotation of the Andromeda Nebula..."

      First edition, in the original wrappers, of Rubin's key paper presenting the first observational evidence for the existence of dark matter. This copy with the ownership signature "Tammann" on the upper cover, likely the Swiss astronomer Gustav Andreas Tammann, director of the Astronomical Institute of the University of Basel and recipient of the Albert Einstein Medal. Vera Rubin was the daughter of an engineer who fostered her love of science, particularly astronomy, from an early age. She became the only astronomy graduate at Vasser in 1948 and, after discovering that her first choice of Princeton did not accept female graduate students, she earned her Master's at Cornell and doctorate at Georgetown. Rubin was particularly interested in the rotation of galaxies, which she had researched under the pioneering female astronomer Margaret Burbidge in 1963. At the time, galactic rotation had not properly been measured, but it was expected that the same law of motion that governs the movement of bodies in the solar system would apply to the stars in galaxies. As Newton had shown, the speed of rotation of the stars should drop in proportion to the square root of their distance from the centre. But when Rubin and her collaborator Kent Ford measured star speeds in the Andromeda Galaxy they discovered, to their surprise, that the stars at the edges of the galaxy rotated at the same speed, or slightly faster than, those closer to the centre. This violated the laws of both Newton and Einstein, and implied that the galaxies should have been fraying at the edges as stars were hurled into the void. The only explanation for this result was that some additional mass was holding the galaxies together. The concept of dark matter had first been proposed by astronomers Fritz Zwicky and Jan Oort in the 1930s, but was largely ignored. And because no one had predicted its effects on galaxies, Rubin didn't initially recognise its relevance to their situation. But as she explained in an interview with psychologist and author Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, "Months were taken up in trying to understand what I was looking at... One day I just decided that I had to understand what this complexity was that I was looking at and I made sketches on a piece of paper and suddenly I understood it all. I have no other way of describing it. It was exquisitely clear. I don't know why I hadn't done this two years earlier." What Rubin realised was that if the outer edges of the galaxy contained a halo of dark matter, the additional mass would hold these quickly rotating stars in place.Within a few years, other astronomers had constructed a theoretical framework for our understanding of dark matter, and we now have multiple ways to observe its effects on galaxies. The discovery of this mysterious form of matter has had a profound impact on our understanding of everything from the movement of stars to the very life and death of the universe itself. As astronomer Emily Levasque of the University of Washington at Seattle put it, "The existence of dark matter has utterly revolutionized our concept of the universe and our entire field; the ongoing effort to understand the role of dark matter has basically spawned entire subfields within astrophysics and particle physics at this point" Rubin received numerous honours for her work - she awarded the National Medal of Science in 1993 and became only the second woman after Caroline Herschel to receive the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society. Rubin was long considered a front-runner for the Nobel Prize, and many believe that the Committee's failure to recognise her before her death in 2016 will be a permanent stain on the organisation's credibility. ...from a Spectroscopic Survey of Emission Regions' in Astrophysical Journal 159, No. 2, Part 1, pp. 379-405. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970. Perfect bound. Original white wrappers printed in black. Housed in a custom quarter brown morocco folding case. Professionally rebacked to style, slightly toned and rubbed at the edges but overall very fresh. An excellent copy.

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        BULLETIN. VOL. I. NO. 1 (OCT 48), 2 (NOV 48), 3 (DEC 48), 6 (APR 49), 7 (MAY-JUN 49), VOL. II. NO. 1 (SEPT 49), 4 (FEB 50), 5 (MAY-JUN 50), VOL. III NO. 1 (OCT-NOV 50), VOL. II. NO. 3 (DEC 50-JAN 51), VOL. III NO. 2 (JAN-FEB 51), 3 (APR-MAY 51) 4 (JUN 51), VOL. IV. NO. 4 (APR-MAY 52), VOL. VI. NO. I (SEPT-OCT 53) + 4 (NO DATE) [NEARLY-COMPLETE RUN OF 16 ISSUES]

      New York, American Friends Of The Hebrew University(1948-53). First edition. Period springboard binder, with all original illustrated paper wrappers bound in (easily removed without damage if preferred) . 4to. About 4-8 pages each, except for final issue, which has 20 pages; 22 cm. A continuation of the 'News Bulletin' from 1938-1946. A nearly complete DP-era run of the News Bulletin Published by American Friends of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem from 1948-1953. Each edition packed with dozens of black-and-white photographs of students, professors, and honorees at the university. Includes articles on dozens of important scientists, academics, and organizational leaders including Albert Einstein, Chaim Weizmann, and David Ben-Gurion. "The Indian Jews of Mexico know little of Jewish religion, though they gather in their synagogues on Saturdays and Jewish holidays to pray (mostly in Spanish) and to sing hymns in Spanish and Hebrew. Their Jewish consciousness is very strong, however, and when intermarriage takes place between one of them and a Catholic Indian, the non-Jewish partner is usually converted to Judaism and brought into the congregation. " Aimed primarily at building political and financial support for the University within American Jewry, the publication is very slick and appealing to look at. SUBJECT(S) : Periodicals, Science, Hebrew University. OCLC and WorldCat list 14 holdings worldwide. Overall, very good + condition. Mild edgewear. Minimal rubbing and markings. Minimal pencil markings and library stamps on Vol. VI. No. 1+6. (ZION-51-63)

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        Le Livre des Morts des Anciens Egyptiens [Lacking the last leaf with the final plate and the hand-signed colophon]

      Robert J. Godet, Paris 1948 - 1/218. Folio (15 1/4 x 11 1/4"). Original glassine over printed stiff paper portfolio. [2] double leaves (Half-title and Title), [65] leaves. Book housed in its original black cloth slipcase.65 (of 66) etched engraved plates after the 18th dynasty papyrus by Anton Prinner. The artist's illustration of sixty-six tablets of the Egyptian "Book of the Dead" reflects his fascination for occult sciences, esoteric teachings and mystic philosophy. One of 218 numbered and signed copies, unfortunately, the final plate and the colophon are missing.Sporadic rubbing and closed tears along edges of slipcase. Original glassine partly chipped on back cover. Text in French. Slipcase in overall fair to good-, glassine in good- to good, portfolio and interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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