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        Typed Signed Letter (TSL) by Arctic Explorer Matthew Alexander Henson, together with clipped envelope

      New York: Matthew Alexander Henson, 1948. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. FIRST [AFRICAN AMERICAN] TO REACH THE NORTH POLE. [New York, 5 July 1948.] Original Letter Signed by Arctic Explorer Matthew Alexander Henson, together with the clipped envelope used for mailing, and a sepia photograph portrait of the forgotten pioneer who was first to plant the American flag at the geographic North Pole. 8vo. 1 page, double-leaf typed correspondence with original signature, addressed to a friend, evidently a musical composer, in Belleville, New Jersey. Leaf measures approximately 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Faded small photograph affixed to typed signed letter of Henson at about 82 years old, measures approximately 2.5 x 3 inches. All in very good condition. ?I was the first man to ever set feet on the North Pole,? the then-85 year old Henson states in a 1951 television interview that is part of Northward Over the Great Ice. The question of whether Robert Peary was actually the first man to set foot at the North Pole is further complicated by the assertion of Matthew Henson, Peary?s African-American assistant, that he was walking ahead of Peary on the fateful day when the Pole was reached.First African American and perhaps man to Reach North Pole Matthew Alexander Henson (1866-1955) was an African American explorer and associate of Robert Peary on various expeditions, the most famous being the 1908-1909 expedition during which he may have been the very first person to reach the Geographic North Pole.Orphaned as a youth, Henson went to sea at the age of 12 as a cabin boy on the ship Katie Hines. As a store clerk in Washington, D.C., in 1887 he met Robert Peary who hired him as a valet for his expedition to Nicaragua the following year. Henson quickly proved himself invaluable as he traded with the Inuit, mastered their language, built sleds, and trained dog teams. Having developed a cohesive working relationship, Henson accompanied Robert E. Peary on most of his expeditions, and in 1909, the Admiral, Matthew Henson, and four Eskimos, became the first men to reach the North Pole, the rest of the crew having turned back. Just before attaining the Pole, Peary could no longer walk. Fatigued, and being pulled in a dog sled, he [Peary] sent Henson ahead as a scout, essentially rendering Henson the true first to reach the North Pole and plant the American flag.In 1912, Henson published his account of the journey, 'A Negro Explorer at the North Pole', which is now sought after, but at the time received little attention in the shadows of Peary's deluge of honours. The following year, by order of President William Howard Taft, Henson was appointed a clerk in the U.S. Customs House in New York City.Retired and living in the Bronx, in 1947, he released a second autobiography titled to reflect the denouement of the expedition, 'Dark Companion'. Before his death in 1955, he was honoured by President Eisenhower as the last survivor of the Peary Expedition, and in the 1980s a US postage stamp featured Peary and Henson together. Shortly thereafter Henson's body was exhumed to be reburied near Peary?s grave in Arlington National Cemetery.Henson is now finally held in due high regard for his achievement in the Arctic, his book being exceedingly scarce even in libraries and institutions.His signature equally scarce as he was virtually unrecognized for an extended period, this item is a unique addition to any Polar collection. 

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        CRUSADE IN EUROPE

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in original acetate and a Near Fine slipcase. First Edition preceding the trade edition. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. Copy #791 of 1426 deluxe numbered copies SIGNED by the author on the facsimile page of the D-Day Order to send the troops to storm the beaches of Normandy, which begins: "You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Figure-Prints of Japan

      Sydney, Australia: Beacon Press, 1948. Folio. 53pp. One of forty deluxe copies, signed by the author. A lovely production, illustrated with thirty-six color plates. The plates are genuine prints: beautifully made modern reproductions of the originals, done in Japan. The text traces the rise and fall of the Ukiyo-ye school of Japanese wood-engraving, from its origins with the artist Moronobu in the seventeenth century, to its decline under Western influences in the nineteenth century. Ukiyo-ye is translated as "pictures of the floating world," and prints of this genre depict the carefree pleasures of life: a world of entertainment and beauty, beyond mundane, everyday concerns. Ukiyo-ye challenged the traditional aristocratic and courtly schools of painting, and the plates depict people of the lower classes, including actors and courtesans, the finely-dressed beauties of the city, and tea-house waitresses. Artists of this school featured in Barnett's work include Utamaro, Shunsho, Harunobu, and Kiyonaga. Sumptuously bound in silk brocade, backed in gilt-ruled vellum. The endpapers bear prints of a woman carrying an umbrella, surrounded by borders of red maple leaves. A few very faint spots of offsetting from the plates, else a very fine copy. With the armorial bookplate of Bernard Gore Brett and a small, unobtrusive bookseller's label to front pastedown. An enchanting introduction to the art form.

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        CRUSADE IN EUROPE

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine, bright copy in the original acetate dustwrapper, lacking the slipcase. First Edition preceding the trade edition. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. Copy #329 of 1426 deluxe numbered copies SIGNED by the author on the facsimile page of the D-Day Order to send the troops to storm the beaches of Normandy, which begins: "You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Crusade in Europe

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1948. Limited ed. Hardcover. Very Good. No slipcase. Copy # 830 of 1426. Signed by General Eisenhower at the bottom of a pasted in copy of his D-day order. On the eve of "The Longest Day" he penned: "You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you....... Good Luck And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and nobles undertaking." Also, apparently he wrote a letter of resignation " Our landings in the Cherbourg Harve area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops, if any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone" which is fortunately not included. Book in Mylar.

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store]
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        CRUSADE IN EUROPE

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1948. First edition. Signed by the author. Letter from Ann C. Whitman, personal secretary to the General, signed and laid in. Illustrated with numerous b/w text and full page color maps and b/w photographs. 559 pp. Hardcover. 8vo size. Tan cloth. Map on endpapers. Head, heel and corners lightly bumped. Top and bottom board edges mildly rubbed. Faint, minimal scattered staining on edges. Edges and pages uniformly yellowed. Overall quite good. Clean, tight and bright. Dj is lightly edge rubbed and torn, pressure point worn, yellowed, scuffed and mildly soiled and foxed. Housed in a Solander box within a 1/4 brown, polished morocco and brown cloth slipcase. Very good+/Very good. (Insurance required to ship this item). Summer Sale! Our online pricing is reduced 20% for our 2013 Summer Sale. No further dealer discounts are available at this time.

      [Bookseller: A. Parker's Books, Inc.]
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        Jazz News. Revue Mensuelle

      Paris: Jazz News,, 1948-50. Nos. 1 -11, complete. Octavo. Wire-stiched in the original pictorial wraps. Housed in a black flat back cloth solander box. Profusely illustrated. A little rubbed on the wraps, a few minor edge-splits, staples rusted, but overall a very good set First edition. Short-lived, but highly influential French jazz magazine of the immediate post-war years. Early enthusiasts for be-bop. Founded by legendary promoter and producer Eddie Barclay, it counted amongst its contributors some of the most prominent figures on the French jazz scene, Claude Abadie, Eddy Bernard, Hubert Rostaing, and the editor-in-chief for the last four issues, Boris Vian, trumpeter, author, friend of Sartre and de Beauvoir, and 'pataphysician. The numerous photographs which illustrate each issue seem particularly stylish and well-chosen. Complete sets are uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Now Try the Morgue (First UK Edition)

      London: Gerald G. Swan, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. No US equivalent.& & The first of several gangster novels by the author of "The Flight of the Phoenix." OCLC shows only a handful of copies. Jacket art by "D. W."& & Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Mottling to the boards, extremities lightly rubbed, and a brief split to the front hinge. Faint dampstaining to the jacket front panel and rear flap fold, with a few short closed tears and creases, else quite nice.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Golden Cockerel Mabinogion: A New Translation from the White Book of Rhydderch and the Red Book of Hergest by Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1948. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Dorothea Braby. Folio. (2), 266pp. Finely printed on mould-made paper. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in half brick-colored morocco, the boards are of cream-colored buckram. The spine is tooled in gilt and the upper board is blocked in a gilt Celtic motif. Top edge gilt. A faint trace of soil but a fine copy. One of 550 numbered copies this being number 487. One of the finest editions of the Mabinogion, the mediaeval Welsh prose masterpiece.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Economics: An Introductory Analysis

      New York: McGraw-Hill, 1948. First edition reprint of the original 1948 first edition of this influential text by the father of modern economics. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page, "Paul A. Samuelson MIT, 2007". Its fundamental impact on the opinions and approaches of today's most influential economists is extraordinary. Upon publication this text immediately became the authority for the principles of economics courses. The book continues to be the standard-bearer for principles courses, and continues to be a clear, accurate, and interesting introduction to modern economics principles. The New York Times considered Samuelson to be the "foremost academic economist of the 20th century". Paul Samuelson is one of the developers of both neo-Keynesian and neoclassical economics, the latter of which still dominates mainstream economics. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for having written considerable parts of economic theory, and he is one of the ten Nobel Prize winning economists still signing the Economist's statement opposing the Bush tax cuts. One of Samuelson's many novel contributions was that he generalized and applied mathematical methods developed for the study of thermodynamics to the field of economics. His inspiration for doing so came, in part, from his mentor, polymath Edwin Bisdwell Wilson who was a former Yale student of the founder of chemical thermodynamics, Willard Gibbs. Samuelson, therefore, is a successful example of interdisciplinarity, and he combined these ideas in his magnum opus Foundations of Economic Analysis (1947).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Dali: 50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship

      New York: The Dial Press, 1948. Oversized Hardback.. Very good condition./Very good lightly chipped dust Jacket in mylar cover. . Color and B&W illustrations. Not price clipped. * * * Selling books of merit since 1988. * * * Prompt, Professional Service. Satisfaction Guaranteed. * * *

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
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        With the Compliments of 20th Australian Cricket Team to Great Britain 1948 [Signed]

      1948. 9'' x 7½'' single sheet of paper SIGNED by all 17 players plus the Manager, in different coloured fountain ink, with the Australian State and name printed alongside each name. Donald Bradman's famous Australian cricket team which toured England in 1948. Bradman's men went undefeated in their 34 matches; this unprecedented feat by a Test side touring England earned them the sobriquet 'The Invincibles'. Folded lines across the paper and in Very Good clean condition. Would look fantastic mounted and framed up, not so easy with a book. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Program for Ballets Des Champs-Elysees

      Paris: Theatre des Champs-Elysees, 1948. A BEAUTIFUL PROGRAM WITH LITHOGRAPH COVERS BY PABLO PICASSO. The large 20pg. program measures 12 1/4" x 10" when closed. The program has front and black covers with a bold black and white design that Picasso did especially for the program and is done in the lithographic process. Laid in the program is a handbill with the dances listed. Tears and chips to the top of the handbill, the program is fine with a touch of light wear. A rare and unusual Picasso item. . First Edition. Large Paper. Programs, Dance, Picasso, Ballet, Artists. Catalogs: Programs, Dance, Artists.

      [Bookseller: Cinemage Books]
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        Zwei illustrierte Werke. Mit 32 erotischen Radierungen.

      Klandestin erschienen. - Beide Werke als ungebundene Lagen in ihrer Original-Broschur. Eingelegt in eine private rote Ganzleder-Kassette mit zwei seperaten Fächern. Goldgeprägter RTitel und Dekor aus Goldfileten auf den Deckeln. Enthält: --- Aretino, Pietro. Sonnets luxurieux de Pietro Aretino dit l'Arétin avec accompagnement de gravures au burin d'après la déscription des gravures de Giulio Pippi de Giannuzzi dit Jules Romain. [Paris], Aux dépens de quelques Amateurs, 1948. Gr. 8°. 22 nn. Bütten-Tafeln mit 16 erotischen Kupferstichen im Text. Eins von 250 numerierten Exemplaren. Die expliziten Szenen sind sehr eigenständig und erotisch kraftvoll; die plastisch dargestellten Paare sind eindeutig auf den Akt konzentriert. Druck in rot/schwarz auf unbeschnittenem Bütten, geschmückt mit einer Titelvignette und 16 kleinen erotischen Vignetten im Text. In Französisch und Italienisch. Drei der Radierungen leicht braunfleckig. Eine der am kraftvollsten illustrierten Aretino-Ausgaben. Dutel 2421 ("Belles gravures"). --- Baudelaire, Charles. A une courtisane. Paris, aux depens de quelques amateurs, 1949. Gr.8°. 44 nn. S. mit 6 Radierungen im Text, 10 ganzseitigen Radierungen und einem Frontispiz mit dem Portrait Baudelaires. Eins von 130 numerierten Exemplaren (Gesamt 197). Titel in rot/schwarz gedruckt und mit einer Holzschnitt-Illustration versehen, dazu die Kapitelinitialien ebenfalls in rot sowie kleine Schlußvignetten. Die expressiven Radierungen zeigen kräftige nackte Leiber, die sich teilweise in fast dramatischer, verbissener Weise paaren. Das starke Bütten durchgängig leicht stockfleckig, die Radierungen mit leichtem Abklatsch auf den gegenüberliegenden Seiten. Dutel 943. Pia 6. --- Kassette leicht berieben. --------------------- |English description available on request. Traduction française sur demande.| [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Second World War

      London, Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1948-54., 1948. All First Editions. 6 volumes. 8vo. With several maps. Finely bound in half black oasis morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt 'lion rampant' tooling to spine, matching cloth boards, top edges gilt. A very attractive set. 'This is not history; this is my case'. The author's most famous work, and the books that brought most readers to Churchill. Woods A123(b). Langworth 264. See also Cohen

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        VERMELHOS, BRANCOS E AZUIS.

      - Homens de Estado, Homens de Armas, Homens de Letras. Portugal nos nossos dias. De da Academia das Ciências de Lisboa. Vida Mundial Editora, Organizações Crisalis. Lisboa. 1948, 1950 e 1951. 4 volumes enc. em 2. De 25x18 cm. Com 320-383 e415-407 pags. Encadernações do editor. Profusamente ilustrados com retratos de pessoas e acontecimentos e fac-similes de obras e missivas com as principais ideias politicas e culturais dos biografados. Obra com as biografias de; Conselheiro João Franco; Dr. Magalhães Lima; Cardeal Mendes Belo; Conselheiro Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos; Contra-Almirante Machado dos Santos; Conde de Sabugosa; Vice-Almirante Cândido dos Reis; Tenente Frederico Pinheiro Chagas; Doutor Teófilo braga; Doutor António Granjo; Doutor António José de Almeida; Conselheiro Teixeira de Sousa; Brigadeiro João Tamagnini Barbosa; Conselheiro João de Azevedo Coutinho; Comandante José Carlos da Maia; Carlos Malheiro Dias; Conselheiro Júlio de Vilhena; Marechal Gomes da costa; Doutor Álvaro de castro; Comandante Paiva Couceiro; e D. João da Câmara. Location/localizacao: 3-A1-D-6

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        Raintree County

      Boston, Ma: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948 Later Printing. Signed By The Author On The Half-Title Page. No Other Marks Or Writing. Hint Of A Bump To The Lower Back Corner. Spine Ends A Little Wrinkled. The Jacket Has A Few Chips And Tears. The Top Edge, Corners And Spine Ends Have Been Reinforced With Clear Tape. Small Area A The Front Spine Fold Has Also Been Taped. Price Clipped.

      [Bookseller: Granada Bookstore]
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        Other Voices Other Rooms - The Grass Harp - In Cold Blood

      London: Heinemann/Hamish Hamilton, 1948 - 1966 - 1. Other Voices Other Rooms. London: Heinemann, 1948. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 2. The Grass Harp. London: Heinemann, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 3. In Cold Blood. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1966. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Price for the collection: 1'000. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SECOND WORLD WAR

      London: Cassell and Co, 1948-54. 6 volumes. First editions. A profusion of maps and diagrams in all volumes. 8vo, publisher’s original black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine, in the original dustjackets. xv, 527; xvii, 556; xviii, 629; xviii, 743; x, 558; xviii, 584; plus extensive appendices and index in each volume. A fine and handsome set of the firsts, with bindings in excellent order and dustjackets in very nice condition with only light mellowing or a hint of shelving evidence. NOBEL PRIZE WINNING FIRST EDITION. Upon hearing that President Roosevelt sought suggestions about what the war should be called Churchill replied, “The Unnecessary War.” According to Churchill, “There never was a war more easy to stop than that which has just wrecked what was left of the world from the previous struggle.” Churchill’s heartfelt opinion is reflected in the theme of the first volume, “How the English-speaking peoples through their unwisdom, carelessness and good nature allowed the wicked to rearm.” Sir Winston Churchill ranks among the greatest men of history. He was born in 1874, a descendent of the great Duke of Marlborough. After an education at Harrow and Sandhurst he entered the army in 1895 and embarked on one of the most varied and distinguished careers of the century. He acted as a correspondent for the Morning Post during the Boer War and his dramatic escape from prison in Pretoria brought him to public attention. He embarked on his political career in 1900 by entering Parliament. While there he held many major offices of state: Home Secretary, Secretary of State for War, First Lord of the Admiralty in which he oversaw naval operations for the First World War, Colonial Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and eventually in 1940, Prime Minister. The latter office he would hold throughout World War Two and again from 1951 to 1955. It is unquestionably his office of Prime Minister during the Second World War for which he is best remembered. His powerful leadership and inspiring oratory held his nation and the free world together throughout the horrors of that conflict. He was a prolific writer, as this 6 volume set will attest, and in 1953 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in spite of the fact that the work was not yet published in full. In that same year he was distinguished further by being made Knight of the Garter by Queen Elizabeth II. These volumes were written and published over the course of seven years. Always submerged in multiple projects, he also finished his ‘History of the English Speaking Peoples’ and perfected his style of painting and wrote ‘Painting as a Pastime’ during this same time period. His death in 1965 sent the whole world into mourning and his funeral was one of the most moving public events of the century.

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        The Lottery

      New York: The New Yorker. NF/NONE. 1948. 1st Edition. Magazine; 1st Printing. 1st edition/1st printing. True first appearance in print of Shirley Jackson's The Lottery, preceding the book version. It is rumored that fewer than 100 copies of this magazine in complete, collectible condition still exist. This magazine is indeed complete, and in excellent condition. Many consider The Lottery to be among the finest short stories ever published. The Lottery was originally published in this June 26, 1948 'The New Yorker Magazine', before being published as one of the short stories contained in the book titled The Lottery published by Farrar Straus in 1949. The New Yorker got quite a reaction to the story, ranging from people wanting to attend such a lottery to threats that the magazine should be shut down for publishing this type of story. Instant fame for Ms. Jackson, and no doubt what well and truly launched her book career. The story is contained on pages 25 through 28 in the magazine, and the condition of those pages is excellent. The magazine itself is in overall excellent condition, firmly bound, unfaded, crisp paper, with just very slight edgewear to the binding paper and a 'soft' crease (no fold line or sharp bend) to the middle vertically, probably from being inserted into a mail box on original delivery (there is no address label on the magazine, so no doubt delivered in a plastic sleeve). Aside from Ms. Jackson's story, the magazine contains a lot of news of that time, including mention of President Truman and Congress, travel news, and is chock full of wonderful display ads, including both B&W and color. An important slice of history, and an incredible chance to own The Lottery's first appearance in print in excellent condition. Such pieces of fragile ephemeral material are rarely passed on to us in this condition. .

      [Bookseller: Authors & Artists]
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        O Paris. 15 aquarelles de Maryland.

      Paris 1948 - One of 15 numbered copies on Velin d'Arches with original watercolor drawing tipped in the frontispiece, a preparatory study for illustration of La Rue Mouffetard., from a total edition of 350. Folio, 3/4 dark green morocco and paste-paper boards, spine paneled, title gilt, top edge gilt, original covers bound in, near fine. Illustrated with 15 color lithographs of views of Paris after watercolor drawings by Maryland. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        Napoli

      Napoli.: Ente Proviciale per il Turismo.. 1948.. Color lithographic poster, 39 x 25 inches. Professionally conserved with Japanese paper: paper loss to 3 x 5 inch area of upper left corner (now filled), a few additional smaller chips along left edge (all filled), faint toning from removed adhesive tape in corners (barely visible), mended 4 3/4 inch tear to middle of right edge, mended short tears along left and right edge. Despite these faults, a brilliantly colored and striking image, eminently displayable. A stunning coastal view of Naples, Italy, by Mario Puppo. The poster is dated 1942 in the image, but dated 1948 at the lower edge. "Saiga gia Barabino & Graeve - Genova" printed at lower right corner. "Esente da Bollo Disciplina affissioni D. L. 8-11-47 N. 1417" printed at lower left, "Affisione Autorizzata dalla Questura di Genova - Agosto 1948" printed mid lower edge. .

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        Death Before Dinner

      Collins for the Crime Club, 1948. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very near fine, no inscription, clean pages, in like dustwrapper, not price-clipped, a little conservation in places, with the artwork looking bright and colourful. Very nice copy of one of the author's Inspector Macdonald mysteries, and extremely scarce in the wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action

      New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of the first description of the invention of the transistor (published simultaneously in The Physical Review). "In the 1930s, Bell Labs scientists were trying to use ultrahigh frequency waves for telephone communications, and needed a more reliable detection method than the vacuum tube, which proved incapable of picking up rapid vibrations... John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley spearheaded the Bell Labs effort to develop a new means of amplification," developing, by 1948, a novel device that would effectively amplify and control electric signals. "At roughly half an inch high, the first transistor was huge by today's standards, when 7 million transistors can fit onto a single silicon chip. But it was the very first solid state device capable of doing the amplification work of a vacuum tube, earning Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956. More significantly, it spawned an entire industry and ushered in the Information Age, revolutionizing global society" (The American Physical Society). The 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect". In: The Bell System Technical Journal, Vol. 28, No. 2, April 1949 (pp. 239-277). New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1949. Octavo, original wrappers; custom cloth box. "Return to Ainsworth" written at top or wrapper. Spine and edges a bit faded, a few smudges to front wrapper. Rare in original wrappers.

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        The Heart Of The Matter

      London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1948., 1948. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED by the author to half title; For John Wilson/ from/ Graham Greene. Bound in publisher's navy blue cloth, top edge tinted red, beige endpapers, dust jacket. General wear to both book and wrapper; first two leaves have some dampstaining, worn jacket rubbed and creased, head of spine chipped, although the colour at same remains unfaded. A good-very good copy which still presents well. Signed copies of this title are uncommon. Classic tale of diamond smuggling and blackmail in a British Colony in West Africa, and basis for the 1953 film adaptation starring Trevor Howard and Peter Finch. Graham Greene's 'The Heart of the Matter' was awarded the 1949 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, founded in memory of a partner in the publishing house of A. and C. Black Ltd., and one of the oldest and most prestigious book awards in Britain. R.A Wobbe; Graham Greene-A Bibliography & Guide to Research [A21a]. Listed in Time Magazine's 100 Best Modern Novels. Steinbrunner & Penzler; Ency.of Mystery & Detection, p176-7.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Lancelot and Elaine: being the eighth to the twentieth chapters of the eighteenth book of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur with engravings by Joan Hassall

      Pigotts, near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire: Hague and Gill, 1948. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Joan Hassall. 12mo. (8),75,(3)pp. One of 200 copies finely printed on handmade paper watermarked 1934. Chapter headings and intials printed in red as is a vignette on the title page b =y the illustrator. Decrated paper boards, printed label to the upper board. A fine copy. The text is from the Caxton edition of 1485, as given by Sommer (1889). "Caxton's misprints have not been corrected. ith the book plate of Brian Douglas Stilwell, the director of the Philobiblion Club, and with the bookplatge of noted collector Robert Wayne. This book was never finished by the press, and supposedly only 20 or so copies were bound by Sangorski in Sutcliffe in C urwen Press colored paper, of which this is one. Rare.Gaines B39.a.1.

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        Review Report on Columbia River and Tributaries-Water Resource Development

      Wash. D.C.: C of E, 1948 Book. Fair-. Large Paper Bound. This listing is principally for 2 massive document sets. Specifics will follow. I will vary from my habit of describing each item to death as time and circumstance will not permit it here. I recently acquired the estate of a gentleman I surmise was a hydrologist/surveyor/engineer working in the Pacific NW in the heyday of the orgy of dam building and irrigation/flood control. Having individually listed a few dozen items I am left with 10 items, perhaps 3000+ pages of Columbia River material that I will offer as a group with one-book priced domestic media mail shipping. They may weigh 25+ pounds. All are worn and used extensively, some quite dowdy, some perhaps not complete. One of the largest volumes appears to be a duplicate, I will vend it with these because it will offer an opportunity to deconstruct it without affecting the better copy. All of the 1948s have magnificent fotos, gatefold maps, charts. I will attempt to shoot examples for this listing, but given my lousy photographic skills not sure they will read well. This group is C of E Review Report, 1948 -3 volume (4 with the massive duplicate with detached cover refd. above) set. The other set (one ringbound) is C of E 1958 "Water Resource Development Columbia River Basin" re irrigation? with less aesthetic appeal, more charts, fewer gatefolds and fotos. The binding is compromised on some volumes, spine chip, ring binding shot. The owner of these was in the habit of laying in related papers, I feel sure I have not culled them all. Those include, Newspaper foto of Hungry Horse Dam under construction,1962 Cong. Record copy of speech lauding the BPA, oversize gatefold map (probably from 1948s bad volume) showing the whole system and 1950 publication of the US House Docement#473 Our Rivers: Total Use For Greater Wealth (don't tell the Salmon). Nice copy, some creasing and wear. All at the listed price. .

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        The Clouds: Aigeltinger, Russia &c

      The Wells College Press and The Cummington Press, 1948. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 310 copies, this is number 70. Hardbound. Octavo. 64pp. Gray cloth with mounted paper title label on spine. Near Fine with a touch of wear to edges. With a brief but warm presentation inscription from Flossie Williams, the wife of William Carlos Williams, to Denise Levertov on the colophon, and with a nice ANs from Flossie Williams to Levertov laid in Image or additional images available upon request

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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

      Toronto and London: Macmillan, 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.. First and Later Printings. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good-. 8vo.

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        The Road Through The Wall.

      Farrar Straus, New York 1948 - A Near Fine copy with a previous owner name and sticker on the front pastedown in a Very Good Plus unclipped dust jacket with light edgewear to the spine. This is Jackson's First Book. Catalog Stout

      [Bookseller: Gregor Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Hamlet. The Film. A Record of its Production. Edited by Brenda Cross

      London: The Saturn Press, 1948., 1948. 4to. Movie tie-in. Neatly INSCRIBED 'Every good wish to Roy Moseley' and SIGNED by Laurence Olivier on to half title page. Publisher's black cloth spine with titles in gilt, grey paper covered boards, age toned, with gilt stamped medalion to centre of upper, end papers printed with signatures of all cast and production members. In its original pictorial dust wrapper rubbed and frayed with chips, spine strengthened with tape, now yellowed. Illustrated with photos of the stage, actors, production, costumes, etc. A wonderful memento of 'one of Britain's most ambitious motion pictures', unusually SIGNED by one of Britain's most revered actor of the 20th century who directed it.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Pisan Cantos

      New York: New Directions, 1948. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/fine. A Very Good + to Near Fine copy of the first edition, first printing (light splash marks to front board seen when the book is held at an angle to the light), in a Fine dust jacket showing some of the usual toning; an installment in Ezra Pound's lifelong project, The Cantos, a monumental work written over a 52-year period. The entire Poem contains over 120 sections (each a "canto") and Pound never completed it. Containing 10 of the cantos, "The Pisan Cantos" are so-named because Pound wrote them while held in a prison camp near Pisa, Italy. An altogether Near Fine copy with the notoriously fragile dust jacket in remarkable condition.

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        Five Go Off to Camp

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1948. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to front cover and spine in black, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated by Eileen Soper. Spine slightly toned, dust jacket lightly rubbed. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Eighth adventure of the Famous Five.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Douglas Southall Freeman George Washington First Edition, 6 Volume Set

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. (Presidential) (Biography) FREEMAN, Douglas Southall. George Washington: A Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. Six volumes. Octavo (9.25 x 6.5), hardcover, blue cloth. Very scarce First Edition set! A on copyright page of each book. Only lacks volume 7 of the set. No jackets, as issued. Volume 5 housed in custom slipcase. Discreet PO bookplate on each book. Minor spotting and wear to boards. Slipcases worn w/ corners broken on volume 1 & 2. Good condition.

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        George Washington A Biography *6 Volumes*

      New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First Edition First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Size=6.5"x9.5. (full book description) Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY, 1948. 1st Editions 1st Printings, VG, Hard Covers, No DustJackets. Size=6.5"x9.5", 3446pgs(Index). Volumes 1-6. All are 1st Editions, 1st Printings. Each volume has a small owner name embossment inside front endpaper, small ink date stamp, numbers & city in ink inside rear endpaper, o.w. clean, bright & tight. Volume 6 has 3 small owner name embossments, cover lightly rubbed,has white specks on front cover, o.w. all are clean, bright & tight. Texts in Near Fine condition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller - edconroybooks.com]
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        The Sky and The Forest

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1948. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in silver, top edge stained red. With the dust jacket. Boards just beginning to fade, an excellent copy in lightly rubbed dust jacket. First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper "Judith Nelson with best wishes from C. S. Forester.

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        Slaves of Sleep (Signed)

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948. First edition / First printing.. Hardcover.. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.. Hannes Bok. Octavo. One of an unknown number of subscriber's copies signed by the author on the front free endpaper. It is rumored that this number could be as low as 250 copies. Extraordinary jacket illustration by Hannes Bok. A near fine copy with a very slight spine lean, clean and tight, in a near fine dust jacket with some mild chipping at corners and spine panel edges, with a touch of rubbing on the front panel and folds, and a bit of age-darkening on the spine panel. That said, the book is in overall wonderful condition making an excellent presentation of this classic work with it's superb jacket illustration by Hannes Bok, which shows clean and bright. A handsome copy. Scarce.

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        BIG STICK AND SOFTY WERE ASSISTANT-SECRETARIES OF THE NAVY. [Being a Self Published Scrap Book of Correspondence, Articles, Autographed Letters, Illustrations Etc. Pertaining to Both Presidents Roosevelt]

      Albany, N.Y.: Self published by J.E. Boos, 1948. A UNIQUE AND VERY PERSONAL COLLECTION, containing SIGNED correspondences from Theodore Roosevelt Jr., governors of New York, Eleanor Roosevelt and other political leaders and, extracted magazine articles and many illustrations from various sources. Extracted articles are extensively illustrated by Frederick Remington and others, also included are an abundance of illustrations from drawings and photographs either extracted or reprinted from other sources. 8vo, (230x167mm, all articles, letters, programs, photographs and etc. are professionally bound together in blue cloth covered boards, the spine lettered in gilt. 119 leaves including blanks, and including photographs of Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt and many other illuminaries. A very well preserved and unique item. A fascinating collection of materials. Includes: A superb typed letter SIGNED CONCERNING THE NOMINATION PROCESS FOR PRESIDENT BY THEODORE ROOSEVELT Jr. on Doubleday, Doran stationary addressed to compiler of this work, John Boos and dated 1936; A typed letter SIGNED AND WITH MANUSCRIPT NOTATIONS by Eleanor Roosevelt addressed to Hon. George Graves on New York State Democratic Committee stationary dated 1928 concerning a political appointment; A typed letter on State of New York Executive Chamber stationary SIGNED by William Loeb Jr. (Teddy’s secretary while President) dated 1899; A 1929 typed letter SIGNED from soon to be Governor Herbert Lehman to Franklin Roosevelt on State of New York stationary; a typed letter on State of Michigan stationary to Franklin Roosevelt from Governor Fred W. Green, SIGNED and dated 1930; Theodore Roosevelt’s article PHASES OF STATE LEGISLATION extracted complete from THE CENTURY, Vol. 29, Iss. 6, April 1885; A menu from the dinner of the Democratic State Committee, Wednesday, April 15th 1936 at the Hotel Ten Eyck in Albany; Theodore Roosevelt’s story THE HOME RANCH extracted complete from THE CENTURY, Vol. 35, issue 5, March 1888, which is extensively illustrated by Frederick Remington; Also RANCH LIFE IN THE FAR WEST from THE CENTURY Vol. 35, number 4, February 1888, also illustrated by Remington and FRONTIER TYPES and RANCHMAN’S RIFLE ON GRAG AND PRAIRIE and SHERIFF’S WORK ON A RANCH each extracted complete from unidentified issues of THE CENTURY; Theodore Roosevelt’s MAD ANTHONY WAYNE’S VICTORY from an unknown issue of HARPER’S NEW MONTHLY; THEODORE ROOSEVELT. A CHARACTER SKETCH by Ray Stannard Baker, extracted from an unidentified magazine; The handout of the First Reformed Church of Albany for the Commemorative Service for Theodore Roosevelt, January 12, 1919.

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        Europe [poster].

      Paris: Air France, 1948. - Color lithograph. Poster. 100 x 62 cm. Printed by Alepee. Framed in wood and plexiglas.R/217/P/3-48. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        INDIAN FILE BOOKS

      Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1948 The Complete Set of INDIAN FILE BOOKS. Toronto. McClelland & Stewart, 1948-1958. Cloth & various coloured patterned paper over boards. Designed by Paul Arthur, the managing editor of HERE AND NOW, typographically the most innovative & striking periodical of the 1940's. The series was more or less an annual collections of the best poetry of each year & was of colossal importance in the 1950's. Indian File 1, Daniells, Roy DEEPER INTO THE FOREST [1948]. Indian File 2, Finch, Robert THE STRENGTH OF THE HILLS [1948]. Indian File 3, Reaney, James THE RED HEART [1949]. Indian File 4, Wreford, James OF TIME AND THE LOVER [1950]. Indian File 5, Bailey, A.C. BORDER RIVER [1952]. Indian File 6, Anderson, Patrick THE COLOUR AS NAKED [1953]. Indian File 7, Page, P.K. THE METAL AND THE FLOWER [1954]. Indian File 8, Webb, Phyllis EVEN YOUR RIGHT EYE [1956]. Indian File 9, Glassco, John. THE DEFICIT MADE FLESH [1958]. Fine copies in very good or better dustwrappers showing light use. The Finch & Wreford books are Review Copies with the publisher's slip present. The Reaney is signed & the Glassco is a fine inscribed presentation copy. Nine volumes. While individual volumes of several titles are quite common, a few are very scarce & complete sets are difficult to assemble. $2650. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Illus. by Paul Arthur.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Complete Vernon Sullivan: I Shall Spit on Your Graves; Elles se rendent pas compte; Et on tuera tous les affreux; Les morts ont tous la Meme Peau (First Editions)

      Paris: The Vendome Press, 1948. First Edition. First Editions of the four novels written by French polymath Boris Vian as Vernon Sullivan, published in France by Editions Scorpion and The Vendome Press between 1947 and 1950. All are the first French editions except the infamous cornerstone, "I Shall Spit on Your Graves," which is the first English-language Edition, published by the Vendome Press in Paris in 1948 (preceded only by the 1946 French edition, not included here).& & "I Shall Spit on Your Graves," a bizarre parody of the hard-boiled crime fiction that was enjoying great popularity in France at the time, has a freestyle approach to topics that were considered obscene in the mid-1940s, and is awash in violence, rape, and general anarchy. The story is set in the American South of its time, and was purportedly written in 15 days by Vian, who in this edition writes an "introduction" documenting his first meeting with the fictitious Vernon Sullivan, who he describes as an expatriate African-American writer. It became an immediate cult sensation, and instantly drew criticism for the usual reasons, but that criticism is somewhat more remarkable in this case because it was published in Paris, a city that would only a few years later would become a popular refuge for the likes of Nabokov, William Burroughs, and Henry Miller. Vian was eventually revealed as the book's author, and the book was banned in France in 1949. Vian was later tried and convicted of offending public morals and was fined. Ten years later, in an event not unlike something that might have happened in one of his novels, Vian died of a heart attack during the screening of a French film adaptation of "Graves" (to which he contributed to the screenplay and subsequently disowned). & & Vian's legacy in France as a writer, poet, playwright, musician, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor and engineer transcends what most would consider the boundaries of a pulp novelist. He acted as a liaison for Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis in Paris, wrote highly literate fiction, penned one of the first French rock and roll songs, and collaborated with Darius Milhaud on the opera "Fiesta."& & "I Shall Spit on Your Graves," by far the rarest title in this collection, is Very Good or better in perfect-bound wrappers, with a slight lean, a lightly toned spine panel, a couple of short closed tears, and some wear at the spine ends. A touch of the usual toning to the page edges, but not extensive. The remaining three Sullivan novels are Very Good to Fine, each with only light wear. "Et on tuera tous les affreux" has a spine lean. The four volumes are housed together in a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.

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        Street Scene An American Opera

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

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        The Babylonian Talmud - complete 18-vol. set

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

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

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

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        The Dispossessed

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

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

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

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        ENFANTINES: LITHOGRAPHIES ORIGINALES EN COULEURS DE PIERRE EUGÈNE CLAIRIN

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

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        The Heart of the Matter

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

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