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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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Alembic Rare Books]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell, 1948. First. hardcover. near fine/very good(+). Illustrated throughout with maps, diagrams and tables. 6 volumes. 8vos, gilt-lettered black cloth, top edges red, dust wrappers. London: Cassell, 1948-1953. First English edition. Some light foxing to page edges which is fairly common to these books, otherwise near fine in very good(+) dust wrappers with slightly faded spines. Illustrated throughout with maps, diagrams and tables. 6 volumes. 8vos, gilt-lettered black cloth, top edges red, dust wrappers. London: Cassell, 1948-1953. First English edition. Some light foxing to page edges which is fairly common to these books, otherwise near fine in very good(+) dust wrappers with slightly faded spines. The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.

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        Songs

      NP: ND (1948). 171pp - NP: ND (1948). 171pp. The first appearance in English of Botto's celebrated work, translated by his friend Fernando Pessoa in 1933, but first published in this edition. Botto had moved to Brazil in 1947 and attempted to support himself with his writings, but struggled financially. He may have financed the production of the book himself, as it bears no indication of a publisher. There is no indication of the size of this printing, but it was undoubtedly small and the book is quite rare. There are several simple line drawings illustrating the text, including the frontispiece, which are in the style of Almada Negreiros. Very good in original lightly spotted wrappers. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Paris: Robert J. Godet, 1948. Limited First edition. Softcover. g to vg. 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.

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        MUSIC FROM SPAIN

      Greenville, MS: The Levee Press(1948). First Edition, Her first limited edition, this being copy #237 of 750 SIGNED by Welty as issued in decorated boards. Additionally INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper by Welty for William Archibald "with all best wishes + admiration" and SIGNED by her on 26 May 1956. Archibald wrote the lyrics and book for the Broadway shows CARIB SONG in 1945 and THE CRYSTAL HEART in 1960. Welty at the approximate time of the inscription in this book still had hopes that Archibald would be interested in creating a musical from her novel THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, a project that never was realized though its origins were as early as 1950. With Archibald's bookplate on the front pastedown. A scarce title to find inscribed, let alone with an inscription of any importance., Hardcover, Near Fine with minor soiling and a bit of wear to the spine label

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        Judaica

      May 1, 1948. Broadside, by the "Herut" movement, in Hebrew, May 1948, one page, 13.75" X 19.5", in memory of four martyr warriors executed by the British April 16, 1947. Pictured right to left: Eliezer Kashani, Dov Gruner, Yechiel Drezner, and Mordechai Alkachi. Fine condition with light soiling and folds. <br /><br />Dov Gruner, born in Hungary in 1921, immigrated illegally to Eretz Israel in 1940 and was sent to the Athlit detention camp. Upon his release, he joined Betar and Etzel and then volunteered for the British Army in 1941; he was sent to Africa and Europe. Following his demobilization, Gruner returned to the ranks of Etzel and on April 23, 1946, participated in an attack on the Ramat Gan police station with the intention of capturing arms. Seriously wounded, he was taken prisoner by the British and tried. Although Gruner claimed that the British had no jurisdiction over him, he was sentenced to die. Etzel then kidnapped a British major and a judge, holding them hostages. Later the hostages were released and Dov's execution postponed. Three other youngsters - Eliezer Kashani, Mordechai Alkachi, and Yechiel Drezner - were in captivity with Gruner. Kashani, born in 1923 in Petah Tikvah, was suspected by the British of being a member of Etzel and exiled to a detention camp in Kenya and was caught on the infamous "Night of the Floggings" on December 29, 1946. Incidentally, this was an operation mounted by Etzel in retaliation for the punishment meted out to some of its members by the British. Kashani was sentenced to death, as was his co-prisoner Alkachi, born in Petah Tikvah in 1925. Alkachi, who also belonged to Etzel, participated in a series of attacks on British troops and on army weapon stores, including that on the police fortress at Qalqiliya. Captured on the "Night of the Floggings" Alkachi , too, received the death sentence. The third of Dov Gruner's comrades was Yechiel Drezner, who immigrated to Eretz Israel as a child around 1926. A member of Betar, he threw in his lot with Etzel after the arrest of his brother Zvi, who was exiled to Kenya. Drezner was captured at the same time and sentenced to death. All four - Dov Gruner, Eliezer Kashani, Mordechai Alkachi, and Yechiel Drezner - refused to admit the competence of the British court. All four, despite Etzel's efforts to release them, were secretly transferred from Jerusalem to Akko (Acre) jail; all four were hanged in Akko on April 16, 1947, and were buried in Safed. <br /><br />In reprisal, the Irgun planned a daring raid on the Jail on May 4, 1947. Dov Cohen, in a British Captain's uniform, with two other Irgun members also dressed in British uniforms, lead the attack in a jeep filled with arms. As he approached Acre parts of the convoy shot off into different directions, and on different roads because Acre was not only a totally Arab town, but also a town surrounded by British Military camps. Diversionary attacks were launched at the Military camps, and mines were planted on various roads. A small quantity of explosives had been smuggled in to the prisoners of the Acre Jail. There was enough to blow up, from within the heavy iron bars separating the prisoners from the attackers by way of the Bath House. When the attackers reached the Bath House from the outside wall a bridge was made into the Acre Jail. British reinforcements were rushed in from the many camps surrounding Acre, but none would reach their destination. At each turn land mines and hand grenades impeded their progress. Unfortunately, some British soldiers had gone bathing South of Acre and upon hearing the commotion, returned in time to do some damage. Additionally, one of the Irgun-Held Towers did not hear the recall signal and did not board their truck on time. Some injuries were sustained, and five Irgun raiders were captured. Other than that, the raid was incredibly successful, and was one of the boldest strokes performed by the Irgun. The story of the Irgun attack on the Acre Jail is portrayed in the film "Exodus."

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        Space Cadet.

      New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.[10]; 242; [2]. Publisher's dark blue cloth with titles in light blue to spine and spaceman on upper board. In the original pictorial dust-jacket. Some toning to endpapers, corners ever so slightly bumped and rubbed, dust-jacket chipped and rubbed to the head and tail of spine panel, and to the corners, shows very well. Very good.

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        Le Cornet à dés

      NRF, Paris 1948 - 212 pages, 26 X 17 cm Editions tirée au total à à 422 exemplaires, tous sur pur chiffon de Lana, un des 360 ex. numérotés de 36 à 395. Chemise et étui, couverture à triple rabat, illustré de 103 gouaches en couleurs par Jean Hugo. Dos de l&#146;étui légèrement passé (voir scan), volume en parfait état, dans son papier cristal d&#146;origine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eugene SAVAGE; John KELLY: 13 multicolour halftone illustrated menu cards, where of 6 with reproductions of murals by Eugene Savage and 7 with etchings or aquatints by John Kelly. [1948]-1952.

      Eugene SAVAGE (for Matson Navigation Company); John KELLY (for Royal Hawaiian Hotel): 13 multicolour halftone illustrated menu cards, where of 6 blank with reproductions of murals by Eugene Savage and 7 with etchings or aquatints by John Kelly. S.l. [Honolulu]: s.t. et s.a. [1948]-1952. 34,4:26,5 cm (Savage) and 35,3:25,4 cm (Kelly). 13 folio sheets with vertical folding. Outstanding set with a total of 13 menu cards illustrated with multicolour halftone covers related to Hawaiian history, art and tourism around 1950. The cover illustrations of 6 cards, all printed on white matt cardboard stock, show multicolour halftone reproductions of the entire series of 6 huge Art Deco oil paintings (2,40:1:20 m), originally made by Eugene Francis Savage in 1940 for the Matson Navigation Company and titled „A God Appears", „Pomp & Circumstance", „Island Feast", „Aloha - Universal Word", "Festival of the Sea" and „Hawaii's Decisive Hour". Meant as murals for the ships the paintings were never used, as the Company's fleet was drafted for the war effort. It was not until 2014/15 when the originals were on public view for the first time at the Honolulu Museum of Art on the occasion of the exhibition »Art Deco Hawai'i«. In 1948, however, preceded multicolour menu covers based on the canvases made their appearance on the company's flagship »SS Lurline«, cruising between San Francisco and Los Angeles and Hawaii until the early 1960s. Eugene Savage's splendid cover design, which incorporates front and rear cover alike, was bestowed the Certificate of Excellence at the 1950 Printing for Commerce Exhibit of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Our set is blank, i.e. on the inner left sides of the menu cars an explanatory text titled „A word about the subject of the cover painting" is printed, whereas the inner right side, usually containing the dinner menu itself, is plain. The other 7 cards are dinner menus of the Waikiki based »Royal Hawaiian Hotel«, the most traditional, renown luxury hotel of Hawaii, also named „The Pink Palace of the Pacific". The menus, all printed on white glossy cardboard stock, have front covers with multicolour halftone reproductions of etchings or aquatints by John Melville Kelly, titled „Big Surf at Waikiki", „Lei Maker", „Hawaiian Night", „Hula Danger", „Breau Fruit", „Fisher Man" and „Healani". Melville is best known for his ravishing depictions of Polynesians. Each of the menus, dating from Sept. 13th until Sept. 26th 1952, shows information about the entertainment program for the respective evening (music, dancing, bingo) printed on the inner left side, and the dinner menu itself on the right side (e.g. „Aiguillette of Mahimahi Saute au Beurre, Epicurienne, Straw Potatoes"). Corners and edges in parts minimally bumped, folds slightly worn, overall well preserved copies, a collectable set indeed.

      [Bookseller: Domenico Jacono - VdAÖ / ILAB]
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        Ce labyrinthe qui s'appelle peinture

      Bruxelles : Le Petit-château, 1948. Quarto, illustrated card portfolio (lightly toned), title sheet, 16 cards illustrated with original screenprints, each accompanied by 2 pages of text, colophon sheet. Limited to 50 numbered copies, of which this is number 6; a very good example. This witty and ingenious publication was printed under the direction of Guillaume Pichon at the press of the Belgian art review Le Petit-château. The screenprints in the series feature the same basic design of a female portrait, but each is executed in the distinctive style of one of the major art movements of the first half of the twentieth century. This visual key, together with the incisive text, allows the viewer/reader to navigate their way through 'this labyrinth called painting'. Very rare; only three copies located, two in Belgian collections (The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, and the Royal Library of Belgium, Bruxelles) and one in the United States (Northwestern University, Illinois).

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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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        Portrait of Marlon Brando, as Stanley Kowalski in "Streetcar Named Desire"

      New York 1948 - Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Half-length portrait of Brando seated in costume. Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 10.25 x 14.5 inches. Van Vechten's Stanley Kowalski as immortalized by Brando, portrayed here in his slacks and sweater. Fine. With atelier stamp on rear and Van Vechten's pencilled notes identifying the subject ("Marlon Brando in a 'Streetcar Named Desire'"), and number of print ("XIX FF 19") Half-length portrait of Brando seated in costume. Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 10.25 x 14.5 inches Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber.

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        La scultura lingua morta. Pensieri.

      - Verona, (Officina Bodoni), 1948, in-8, cartonatura edit. alla bodoniana, titolo a stampa su tassello di carta sul piatto ant. e sul dorso, sovraccoperta in carta velina leggera semi-trasparente (questa con strappo, senza mancanze, alla parte posteriore), pp. [4], 50, [10]. Edizione stampata a mano su carta a tino Fabriano, cinquanta esemplari numerati da I a L e centocinquanta numerati da 1 a 150 (ns. n. 85). Bell'esemplare. Mardersteig "L'Officina Bodoni", p. 85, n. 81. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Undersea Farmer.

      Pawlet, The Banyan Press. 1948 - 8°, VII, 40 S., 1 Bl.(= Impr.), blauer OLwdbd.m. RTitelschildchen, unbeschnitten; schönes Expl. Erste Ausgabe dieser Gedichte mit einer Widmung am Vorsatz: "For Oskar and Olda Kokoschka/ with memories of Florence/ Barbara Howes". Nummer 11 von 250 Exemplaren auf 'Arches 333'. Beiliegt: 'POEMS' - Christmas 1949 (4 Seiten, etwas gebräunt) mit einem Gedicht von Barbara Howes 'The Homecoming' und einem Gedicht von William Jay Smith 'The Piazza'. Auf der Rückseite ein handschriftlicher 'Brief' (Dec.4, 19 Zeilen) an Olda (Kokoschka), signiert mit Barbara + Bill. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mister Roberts: A Play (inscribed by several original cast members including Henry Fonda)

      New York: Random House, 1948. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. First printing (stated). Hardcover. xii+ 162 pp. Illustrated with scenes from the Broadway production. This copy INSCRIBED BY SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE ORIGINAL CAST including Henry Fonda ("To Pat/ With all my very good wishes"), Ralph Meeker )"Happiness, Joy and Rapture") , Jack Campbell ("To Pat/ All the best love on her birthday") Jim Sherwood (' Pat/ Here's hoping the times will bring better "Times" for you") (all on the front free endpaper), Harvey (Lembeck) on the verso of the ffep with the further inscription :"To Patrick [sic]/ A very sweet and wonderful gal.. P.S. Plus a great pair ---- of legs". There is an additional birthday gift inscription on the half title page. A tight, near fien example, bit of minor rubbing to the spine and a touch of wear at the foot of the spine. In nthe original pictorial dust jacket featuring Henry Fonda, original price intact, very good with some shallow chipping at the spine extremities and top rear panel edge. The play, which was based on Heggen's 1946 novel of the same name, opened in on Broadway in February, 1948 and was a smash hit, running for 1157 performances. Fonda won a Tony Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Lieutenant Roberts, a role he reprised for the 1955 film version.

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        Manual del librero hispano-americano. Bibliografía general española e hispano-americana desde la invención de la imprenta hasta nuestros tiempos con el valor comercial de los impresos descritos. Segundo edición § Manual del librero hispano americano. Índice alfabético de títulos, materias, correcciones, conexiones y adiciones, Empures § Manual del librero hispano americano. Addenda & corrigenda o volumen complementario del Tomo primero: A1-21526

      Barcelona (latterly, Empuries & Oxford; Barcelona), Librería Palau (lattterly: Palacete Palau Dulcet / Dolphin; Editorial Palau & Dulcet), 1948-1977; 1981-1987; 1990. Thirty-six volumes (26.5 cm), comprising the bibliography (items 1-381897, in 28 volumes), index (A-Z y Apendice, in 7 volumes), and addenda (A: 1-21526*, in one volume), uniformly bound in collector's quarter-morocco (except addenda, as issued in the publisher's printed wrappers). - A monumental work of bibliographical scholarship, the result of more than fifty years work by a single man, indispensable to anyone whose interests embrace the Hispanic world. A memoir of Antonio Palau subscribed "Hijos de Antonio Palau y Dulcet" appears in volume VIII (pp.495-497); among preliminaries of volume XIX (1967) is Miguel Palau y Claveras, "Antonio Palau y Dulcet: mi maestro", reprinted from El Libro Español, October 1967, retaining the original pagination (pp.795-805). Volume XXVIII reprints the "Diccionario Geográfico-tipografico" with additions and corrections that had come to the notice of the editors since 1948. ¶ Faint waterstain in upper margins of volume VII; otherwise in perfect state of preservation. Manual del librero hispano-americano. Bibliografía general española e hispano-americana desde la invención de la imprenta hasta nuestros tiempos con el valor comercial de los impresos descritos. Segundo edición;Twenty-eight volumes (26 cm), I (A, Entries 1-21526, published 1948): xvi, 615 (5) pp. II (B, 21527-38298, 1949): (4) 494 (4) pp. III (C - Comyn, 38299-58677, 1950): (4) 626 (4) pp. IV (Con - D, 58678 -77720, 1951): (4) 566 (2) pp. V (E - F, 77721-96039, 1951): (4) 540 (4) pp. VI (G - H, 96040-117384, 1953): (4) 685 (3) pp. VII (I - L, 117385-144419, 1954): (4) 739 (3) pp. VIII (LL - Memories, 144420-162662, 1955): (4) 497 (3) pp. IX (Mena - Molloy, 162663-175407, 1956): (6) 508 (2) pp. X (Mon - Nebrixa, 175408-189356, 1957): (4) 492 (2) pp. XI (Nebuda - Oroz, 189357-204417, 1958): (4) 490 (4) pp. XII (Orozco - Pereyro, 204418-218986, 1959): (4) 504 (4) pp. XIII (Perez - Por, 218987-232889, 1961): (4) 487 (5) pp. XIV (Pora - Q, 232890-245692, 1962): (4) 451 (3) pp. XV (R - Relacio, 245693-257140, 1963): (4) 487 (3) pp. XVI (Relacion - Rienzi, 257141-267737, 1964): (4) 500 (2) pp. XVII (Riera - Rosso, 267738-279173, 1965): (4) 504 (2) pp. XVIII (Rost - Samz, 279174-289220, 1966): (4) 468 (4) pp. XIX (San - Santa, 289221-299369, 1967): (6), [12 pp., paginated 795-806] 502 (2) pp. XX (Santacana - Seneca, 299370-308613, 1968): (4) 438 (2) pp. XXI (Senen - Soms, 308614-319234, 1969): (4) 505 (3) pp. XXII (Son - Tebib, 319235-328755, 1970): (4) 500 (2) pp. XXIII (Tecla - Tovar, 328756-338333, 1971): (4) 506 (4) pp. XXIV (Tow - Valderrama, 338334-347338, 1972): (4) 483 (3) pp. XXV (Valdes - Vegas, 347339-356724, 1973): (4) 539 (3) pp. XXVI (Vege - Viera, 356725-364637, 1975): (4) 486 (2) pp. XXVII (Vieren - Vox, 364638-372933, 1976): (4) 485 (3) pp. Inserted slip: "Con el tomo XXVII que acabamos de publicar del Manuel del Librero Hispanoamericano llegamos al penúltimo de su segunda edición..." (dated Barcelona, 24 julio 1976). XXVIII (Voy - Z, 372934-381827, 1977): (4) 526 (2) pp. Uniformly bound in quarter-morocco, a collector's binding.Manual del librero hispanoamericano. Índice alfabético de títulos, materias, correcciones, conexiones y adiciones, Empures;Seven volumes (26 cm), I (A - Carvino, 1981): (6) v (3), 506 (6) pp. II (Cas - Espanya, 1982): (6) 454 (4) pp. III (Espana - I, 1983): (6) 464 (2) pp. IV (J - Millà, 1984): (6) 452 (2) pp. V (Millan - Porvenir, 1985): (6) 451 (1) pp. VI (Pos - Teatro, 1986): (6) 440 (2) pp. VII (Teazies - Z; Apendice, 1987): (6) 425 (5) pp. Uniformly bound in quarter-morocco, a collector's binding.Manual del librero hispano americano. Addenda & corrigenda o volumen complementario del Tomo primero: A1-21526;(28 cm), xvi, 648 (2) pp. Publisher's printed wrappers, as issued.

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        122 Farve Fotografien / 122 Colour Photographs

      Copenhagen: Schoenberg Publishers, 1948. Fine in a fine jacket, publisher's card slipcase (tiny area of discoloration). As nice a copy as you could hope for.. 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).

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        [Photo Album]: Post-World War II Air Shows and Aviation School

      California, 1948. Near Fine. Oblong small quarto measuring 7" x 11". Brad-bound red paper boards with silver stamped decorations. Contains 71 sepia-toned or black and white silver gelatin photographs measuring between 1" x 1" and 7" x 9.5" with captions.A photo album kept by Californian, Hugo Steigman, a World War II veteran and pilot while he was involved with air shows and aviation teaching schools just after the war. The album begins with this note by Steigman, "the majority of these pictures were taken at N.A.S. Livermore and old Navy Primary Training base -- Fearman's were used by the air cadets there. A.R. McCarty leased the base for glider operations and a school, 'The Rossart Soaring and Gliding School.' These pictures show some of the growth of the school from one plane and glider he taught me to fly and later used me as an instructor. During the summer vacation in 1947 I spent over two solid months living and working at the school. This was without pay. His financial struggles are a monument to the fumbling business man. The jeep served its purpose admirably. It hauled people, gliders, cars, hanger doors, dirt scrapers, scrapers, planes, and did innumerable jobs. "Betty earned her beep." I began flying gliders around late February of 1947 and intend to continue indefinitely." Following this Steigman includes photographs of planes with captions detailing the make and model of each. Other photos include views of the base from the air, the infamous jeep, and photos of his future wife posed on a landing strip. Also included are certificates earned by Steigman including his pilot's license, school bus driver certificate, Boy Scouts of America Scoutmaster card, and his membership card to the Soaring Society of America. According to his obituary he was a "lifetime member of the Order of Daedalians (the national fraternity of military pilots)."A nice collection of aviation photography following an airman's post-war career.

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        Gluck e i suoi tempi

      G. C. Sansoni Editore, 1948. ITALIANO 0,28 Volume intonso. Brossura in cartoncino flessibile. Sovracoperta illustrata con alette, con alcune mancanze e strappi. Ritratto di Gluck all' antiporta. Pagine in discreto stato con bruniture, come i tagli. Presenti XVI ( 16 ) tavole illustrate in nero, fuori testo. USATO

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        The Heart of the Matter

      Viking Press, New York 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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Miss Twisty. Adventures in the Country. Story in Illustrations

      [Privately printed for the author at Imp. Union, Paris], New York 1948 - First edition, edition of 200 copies numbered and signed by the author/artist, this copy unnumbered and out of series, inscribed "To Bernice Faroll with all good wishes, Irene A. Bashkiroff-Valira July, 1949". 35 illustrations from drawings, each with facing caption. 1 vols. 4to. Inscribed. Art vellum spine, green pictorial printed boards, tan dust jacket printed in green. Fine copy, with closed tear to rear free endpaper, dust jacket very good plus (slight edgewear, short tear at foot of front flap fold) 35 illustrations from drawings, each with facing caption. 1 vols. 4to First edition, edition of 200 copies numbered and signed by the author/artist, this copy unnumbered and out of series, inscribed "To Bernice Faroll with all good wishes, Irene A. Bashkiroff-Valira July, 1949". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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.

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        REMEMBRANCE ROCK

      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."

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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]

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        THE LOST SON AND OTHER POEMS

      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.

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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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        MANUAL DEL LIBRERO HISPANO-AMERICANO.

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

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