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        Elegies Romanes. traducció De Joan Maragall. Il.lustracions a L'aiguafort Per Ramón De Capmany.

      Hora, Barcelona 1948 - 114 pp. en muy buen papel de hilo. Magníficamente ilustrado con preciosos aguafuertes originales, todos coloreados a mano a varias tintas. =Muy cuidada edición de sólo 130 ejemplares, el nuestro excepcionalmente coloreado. Perfecto ejemplar con una muy elegante encuadernación de Cambras a media piel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter Signed

      1948 - ("Sidney L. Bernstein") 1 page, London, 12 April, 1948 on Transatlantic Pictures Corporation Ltd. letterhead to actor John Dall regarding his role in Hitchcock's film "Rope". 10 1/4" x 8". Together with stamped and postmarked envelope, London, 12 Apr. 1948. Fine (trace of folding). In part: " - I wanted to tell you that at the "sneak" we had in Santa Barbara and at a show we gave to Warner Bros - they gave the highest praise to your work and to the film - " Bernstein (1899-1993), along with Hitchcock were producers of the film which Hitchcock directed. Dall played Brandon in the film. Hitchcock (1899-1980), born August 13, 1899, Leytonstone, London, England; died April 29, 1980, Los Angeles, California; English film director/producer, screen actor and author; noted for suspense films and cameo appearances within them; created C.B.E. in 1979; films career 1925-1976 including: "Rebecca" 1940; "Suspicion" 1941; "Spellbound" 1945; "Dial M for Murder" 1954; "Rear Window" 1954; "To Catch a Thief" 1955; "Vertigo" 1958; "Psycho" 1960; "The Birds" 1963; "Family Plot" 1976; and television career 1955-61 "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        The Novels of Jane Austen, 6 Volumes: Sense and Sensibility + Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park + Emma; Northanger Abbey + Persuasion

      London: Allan Wingate. 1948. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Chawton Edition. H Full Calf. Fine. pp. 326; ix, 337; 419; 426; 260; 255. Bound in a recent full tan calf, with red and green lables, top edge gilt, and gilt lines to the binding.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        Typed Contract Signed ("Tennessee Williams") with his agent Aubrey Wood of Liebling-Wood, countersigned by Wood and Liebling

      New York october 21 1948 New York, october 21, 1948. 4to. 2pp. Old folds and wrinkles, stapled, small tears at folds. In half green morocco slipcase . Modifying the exclusive representation contract between Williams and Wood by the insertion of four paragraphs giving Liebling-Wood the right to assign the contract to MCA Artists Ltd., with certain conditions attached

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        E.Degas MONOTYPES text by Denis Rouart.

      Paris QUATRE CHEMINS-EDITART-PARIS [1948]. A bound volume of the Numbered Limited Edition of 1,000 copies, this being Exemplaire No 788 Of 40 plates [executed c1880-1833] of which 10 are in colour. Printed on water marked " Marais" paper, the monochrome plates are evenly browned as usual to varying degrees. Small folio 12"x9" with Ballet plate facing the half title and frontis portrait. 40pps plus plate list and colophon stating "Not to be introduced into the USA" Originally issued in wrappers the early binding has nicely protected the plates and perhaps discouraged its breaking. A nice copy.

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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. 

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        OEUVRES - Illustrations de Brunelleschi.

      Moulin de Pen-Mur 1948-1949 (Codice libreria CW0034) Dieci volumi in 8º (21,5 cm) 2900 pp. complessive circa (l'opera completa è in 12 volumi). Disponibili, delle poesie, il volume primo (Contes d'Espagne et d'Italie) e terzo (Poésies nouvelles). Delle prose il volume primo (Pierre et Camille, Le secret de Javotte, La mouche, Histoire d'un merle blanc, Mimi Pinson), secondo (Emmeline, Les fils du Titien, Frédéric et Bernerette, Croisilles, Margot), terzo (Les deux maitresses, Le poete déchu, L'anglais mangeur d'opium, Le roman par lettres, Revues fantastiques), quinto (Littèrature et Critique). Del teatro la serie completa di 4 volumi. Edizione a fogli sciolti, testatine e finalini colorati, illustrata da Brunelleschi con 120 tavole a colori (12 in ogni volume), molte di soggetto garbatamente galante ripassate "au pochoir" da Renson fils. Tiratura di 1200 copie numerate, esemplare n. 112 della serie "sur Chiffon de Lana" con allegata a ogni volume la suite di 12 tavole a colori +12 tavole in nero. Complessivamente: 120 tavole a colori nei volumi, altre 120 a colori e 120 in nero allegate. Qualche ingiallitura e macchietta alle brossure originali, in ottimo stato testo e tavole. Chemises e astucci in cartone decorato a motivi geometrici in rosa, dorsi ingialliti ma in buono stato complessivo. Preziosa e ricercata edizione. Euro 650

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        The Compleat Angler; Or, the Contemplative Man's Recreation...with Instructions, How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream, by Charles Cotton; and with an Introduction by James Russell Lowell

      Limited Editions Club 1948 4to; xlii, 316, [2] pages One of fifteen hundred copies made for members of the Limited Editions Club, this being number 93, signed by illustrator Douglas W. Gorsline. Better than Fine condition with many leaves still unopened. Housed in original blue slip case, lightly soiled, back is cracked open on one side. Coigney 374 ; Izaak Walton's famous Discourse of Fish and Fishing for the perusal of Anglers was originally published in 1653. This is from Parts I and II of the 1676 edition and contains a reprint of James Russell Lowell's introduction to the first Lowell edition of 1889

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        Martinique charmeuse de serpents

      Sagittaire 1948 Avec textes et illustrations d'André Masson. Con una litografia originale dell'Artista stampata in rosso con il monogramma AM su pietra (cm 10x3) Uno dei 95 esemplari di testa con la litografia originale di Masson (es. n. 37) Ottimo (Fine)

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        Rémi des Rauches.

      Orléans: Maurice Rouam 1948. With copperengravings by Louis-Joseph Soulas. 4to. 274 pp. Limited to 151 copies. Bound with orig. wrappers in full green morocco with all edges gilt, in slipcase (Georges Cretté).. Copy no. 61 of 110 on "vélin à la forme de Lana", with additional suite of 12 proof engravings.Inscribed by the author to the French president from 1954-59, René Coty. Inserted a description of the book that was given to the president on the occassion of the Jeanne D'Arc festival in Orléans 1958

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        The Lottery

      New York: The New Yorker. NF/NONE. 1948. 1st Edition. Magazine; 1st Printing. 13, 14, 20, 24, 80, 93. 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. .

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. . First printing (with both the "A" and the Scribner seal on the copyright page.) . Very good+ in bright green boards in a good+ dust jacket with the usual fading to the spine, loss of approx 1/2 cm at top of spine, tape ghosts on edges of flaps (the margins of the flaps have been trimmed slightly but the original price of 3.00 is still present.) . A novel in Powell's New York cycle, set just after the end of World War II. INSCRIBED by Powell on the front endpaper. 286 pp.

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        Proceedings of a symposium on large-scale digital calculating machinery, Volume XVI in the Annals of the Computation Lab

      Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA 1948; 302 pages plus prelims, photographs. Very Good overall, dark blue cloth hardcover, gilt title on spine, rubbed and dulled; slight spine lean; some shelfwear; binding sound, pages toned with age but clean and unmarked, hinge a bit weakened.Proceedings. . . . Jointly sponsored by the Navy Department Bureau of Ordnance and Harvard University at the Computation Laboratory, 7-10 January 1947. Volume XVI in the Annals of the Computation Laboratory of Harvard University. The first meeting of computer professionals. Eight Sessions included Opening Addresses, a tour of the new Computation Laboratory, Harvard's Mark I and Mark II calculating machines; Existing Calculating Machines; the Logic of Large-Scale Calculating Machinery; Storage Devices Numerical Methods and Suggested Problems for Solution; Sequencing, Coding, and Problem Preparation; Input and Output Devices; Conclusions and open discussion. 'Over three hundred people attended the conference, including Alan Turing, Edmund Berkeley, Grace Hopper, Wallace Eckert, Jay Forrester, John Mauchly, Herman Goldstine, George Stibitz, and Norbert Wiener' Origins of Cyberspace 414

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        Les Cent Visages du Cinema (Signed First Edition)

      Editions Bernard Grasset Paris: Editions Bernard Grasset, 1948. First French Edition (and correct first). One of several limitations, this one of 180 copies issued on large paper (this being No. 166). Briefly INSCRIBED by LaPierre on the second blank, most uncommon thus. About Very Good condition, in wrappers, with a slight lean and some fraying at the spine ends and front fold, otherwise lightly shelfworn. A massive, systematic, and profusely photo-illustrated study of world cinema up to 1948, arranged by geographic areas. 716 pages, in French.

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        Twenty Years an Anglican Friar. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY

      New Life Publishing House, [1948]. Roy. 8vo., with a portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), some light and occasional spotting; original brown boards, backstrip with paper label printed in black, uncut, a few leaves poorly opened else a near fine copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED AND DECORATED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. The recipients are the author's close friends Colonel & Mrs Goddard; Newlandsmith has decorated his inscription with a musical stave captioned 'Ad Dei Gloriam'.The first volume of 'The Musician's Pilgrimage', the autobiography of the famous musicologist, founder of the New Life Movement and transcriber of Coptic church music. Extremely scarce, especially as a presentation copy. We have been unable to trace any institutional copy of this work.

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        The Spirit of Zen

      London: John Murray. (1948). Second printing of this early book by one of the first writers to popularize Zen in the West, and who helped draw the connections between Zen and other mystical traditions of both East and West. Watts was particularly taken by Zen's integration of the spiritual and the practical: the subtitle of the book is "A Way of Life, Work and Art in the Far East." The first printing of the book was done in 1936, and the second was not done until after the Second World War. Watts moved to California in 1951 and later experimented with, and wrote about, psychedelic drugs, comparing their effects to the mystical experiences described in Zen and other religious literature, thus helping give an entire generation justification for their own use of recreational drugs. He became a counterculture celebrity, albeit perhaps a slightly reluctant one. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication "to my good friend ___ ___ with very best wishes from the author - Alan W. Watts." Modest foxing to text; heavy offsetting to flyleaf, behind the inscription; handling to cloth; very good, without dust jacket. Books signed by Watts are fairly uncommon, especially from the early years of his career. . Hardcover.

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Big Snow

      New York: MacMillan, 1948. First Edition 4to Decorated blue boards. [48]pp with beautiful color and black & white illustrations by the Haders.

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      New York: Rinehart, 1948 First Edition. First Printing, with the Rinehart logo on the copyright page as called for. Thick 8vo., 731pp. A fine, fresh extraordinary premium copy in dust jacket. The ersatz black cloth binding with a couple of very minor rubs, the DJ with only the barest signs of use. Rarely encountered in true collectible condition, this copy sets a high bar for condition. Mailer's important first book. A Burgess 99 Novel & WWII Classic.. 1st Edition.

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        The Naked and the Dead

      Rinehart and Company, 1948. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Rinehart and Company, New York 1948. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1948 on the copyright page with the publisher's logo present which is a circled "R". In the jacket priced at $4.00 with a review at the front flap that continues to the rear flap by Stanley Rinehart. Black boards with white lettering at the spine. Book Condition: Very Good, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square, shelf wear at the edges, rubbing at the spine, clean pages. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $4.00 at the front flap, author's photo at the rear panel, shelf wear at the edges, chipping at the jacket spine.

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      Montreal: First Statement Press, 1948 Layton, Irving. NOW IS THE PLACE. Family Presentation Copy of the author's second book. First Statement Press, Montreal, 1948. First Edition, First State with the controversial forward present and which was excised from almost all copies. This one with an early April 20th, 1948 inscription escaped Layton's razor. Publisher's plain card covers, grey outer wrapper illustrated in red & black. A very good or better copy of the author's uncommon second book showing light use. Inscribed by Layton on the ffe.: "For my brother Larry / With love & Esteem / Irving / Montreal, Que / April 20th 1948". Contains both poems & stories. An excellent example in first state. No. [5] in the publisher's New Writers' Series. $3750. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        A Bell Telephone Laboratories Computing Machine, parts I & II Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation

      National Research Council Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation, III, nos. 21 & 22, January and April 1948. A Bell Telephone Laboratories Computing Machine, parts I and II, in, MTAC Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation volume III, nos. 21 and 22, January and April 1948.Very Good overall; 2 issues of MTAC containing the complete article by Alt in 2 parts, pp 1 -13 and 69 - 84; original light green printed wraps, fading to extremities, light corner bumps & creases. Tight stapled binding; pages clean and unmarkedPrevious owner rubberstamp on upper front from a computer engineer who worked on the ATLAS and other projects (George A Hardenbergh). Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation, III, numbers 21 and 22, January and April, 1948. OOC no. 912These issues also contain a detailed description the lectures given at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in 1946, and published in two volumes September and November, 1947 ('These volumes were reviewed by Dr. CH Page and Mr. SN Alexander, both of the National Bureau of Standards... Mr. Alexander summarized and critiqued those chapters of the report which are concerned with machine design. Dr. Page... has limited his review to those chapters of the report dealing with the mathematical phases of electronic digital computers...' (from the section on Automatic Computing Machinery)There are also summaries and reviews of each of the two editions of Arthur W. Burks, Herman H. Goldstine, and John von Neuman, Preliminary Discussion of the Logical Design of an Electronic Computing Instrument -- 'As the authors state, the arithmetic organ has been discussed in greater detail... This second edition of the report is of interest in that it presents the most recent ideas of a competent group of designers of an automatically-sequenced, electronic digital computing machine...' (from the review) Other articles in these issues -- The Square Root Method for Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations; Coefficients for expressing the first twenty-four powers in terms of the legendre polynomials; A new approximation to pi (conclusion); Recent Mathematical Tables (incl US Hydrographic Office, MIT dept. Electr Engin.; Germany, more); Errata and unpublished mathematical tables; Automatic Computing Machinery -- discussions - decimal point location in computing machines; Bibliography Z-II (Burks, Goldstine & von Neumann); Comrie; Goldstine & von Neumann; Hartree); News; Other aids to Computation (bibliography Z-II); Notes - certain gear-ratio tables; Guide (MTAC no. 7); Suppl 6); Herman Hollerith; Interpolation of functions tabulated at fixed points; The National Applied Mathematics Laboratories; NAML - the Computation Laboratory; Russia and Mathematics; queries, replies - portraits and biographies of British Mathematical Table Makers; Corrigenda; April 1948 -- Discussions - Applications of Large-scale High-speed Computing Machines to Statistical work; Bibliography Z-III (includes Cesareao; Juely; Hartree; Burks, Goldstine & von Neumann; Moore School E E); News; Other aids; Notes -

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      New York: Random House, 1948 New York: Random House, 1948. 1st Edition. First Edition. Inscribed Presentation by MacLeish on the ffe. "Dear Ted: The manuscript was near unfit to send you (you know how mss are) and the proof was too full of red crayon and now the book is here. I send you the print copy with trepidation and appreciation. Archie. July 19, 1948." TLS signed by MacLeish and accompanying envelope addressed from MacLeish's Uphill Farm and ALS to MacLeish from recipient "Theodore Spencer, North Hatley, Quebec.laid - in. 8vo. 63 pp. Near fine in publisher's original 1/4 navy blue cloth and patterned boards. Paper clip mark on rfe. and facing page. In a still very bright dustwrapper showing a bit of soiling & spotting and one closed tear on the back panel, paper clip stain on rear inner flap and wear to the heel and crown of the spine. Interesting copy. Theodore Spencer, [1902-1949] was an American poet & academic. He graduated from Princeton University in 1923, & a Ph.D from Harvard University in 1928. He then taught there, from 1927 to 1949. He was appointed lecturer in English literature at Cambridge University, England, in 1939. In 1942, Spencer gave the Lowell lectures on Shakespeare, published as Shakespeare and the Nature of Man, his most important work. Spencer also published essays, short stories, and poetry. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        LOSSES. Signed

      New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1948 Jarrell, Randel. LOSSES. New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1948. Inscribed and Signed By the Author. 8vo.,[viii], 68pp. Black cloth. A near fine copy in [p/c] dustwrapper showing light use. Inscribed: "To Guy [T.G. Steffan] and Esther from Randall and Mackie ----". Jarrell was at the University of Texas prior to this time, where he met his wife, Mackie. Guy Steffan was a fellow professor and literary scholar. Stated 1st. Superb copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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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.

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      New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1948 Publisher Merle Armitage's Presentation Copy To The Great "Artist Of The Book", E. McKnight-Kauffer With A Follow-Up Inscription McKnight-Kauffer. First Edition. 8vo. Original printed boards, black cloth, spine printed in gilt somewhat rubbed & faded & worn at the tips, top edge marked & lacking the dustwrapper. With Printed photographs of Miller, Durrell & Perles pasted to ffe. Notwithstanding condition issues, A great PUBLISHER'S PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION on the second prelim: "To E. McKnight-Kauffer, Xmas, 1948 from Merle Armitage - further inscribed by Kauffer, to Virginia McCrolan, dated 2/ 18/49 Shifreen & Jackson A66a. A Nice Association Copy.. Signed. 1st Edition.

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        Of Flight and Life

      Charles Scribners New York 1948. First Edition Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5". In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/4" deep by 1/8" wide chip at the upper corner of the front panel at the fold to the spine area and several closed tears and related creasing around the edges of the front panel. Signed and warmly inscribed "To Dr. and Mrs. Charles A Beard | With great admiration | and best wishes" by the author and famous pilot in the year of publication. It is unfortunate though that the inscription is blurred by either the ink from Lindbergh's pen or the ink from another handwritten, ink note having been laid-in before it dried. This is an outstanding example of an association copy inscribed by one luminary to another. Lindbergh needs little in the way of introduction other than to say his signature is not often seen. Dr. Charles A. Beard was one of the most influential historians of the early 20th century and author of many books on history and political science and is best known for a book he co-wrote with his wife, The Rise of American Civilization in 1927. However, the link between Lindbergh and the Beards became more firmly cemented in the mid to late 1930's when both took a firm isolationist stand against Roosevelt in his attempts to bring the United States into war with Germany. Both men ultimately paid a dear price for their support of the Anti-War Movement. 56 pages of text. A very nice collectable copy.Our code number = TB25071

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        [1948] Iÿ

      Edizione a cura della Galleria Palazzo Vecchio di Firen- ze e della Galleria San Carlo di Milano, 1989Acquaforte acquatinta, mm.380x310 alla battuta su grande foglio di mm. 600x800, firmata a matita in basso a destra 'Corneille '88', titolo al centro '1948', es. 23/125. Carta filigranata (firma dell'artista). L'incisione appartiene ad una cartella edita a cura della Galleria Palazzo Vecchio di Firenze e della Galleria San Carlo di Milano, nel 1989

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        Genius Loci And Other Tales

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

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      Harcourt Brace and Company New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1948). First. First edition. Fine in rubbed, very good dustwrapper with a few tiny nicks. Inscribed by the author: "To Leonard Hurley from Randall Jarrell." Author's third collection of poetry. The recipient, Leonard Hurley was a beloved professor at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he and Jarrell both taught in the English Department, and was the author of a couple of popular English textbooks. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Le sang d'un poète. Film. Photographies de Sacha Masour.

      21,5x16,2 cm. 106 p., 2 f. Broché. Edition originale. - 1/25 ex. num. sur vélin d'arches. Premier papier. - Petites rousseurs sur la page de garde et la couverture. [2 Warenabbildungen bei]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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        To Say if You Love Someone

      Prairie City, Illinois: Decker Press. (1948). First. First edition, "later state gift edition." Boards in a purple and pink floral dustjacket with red and blue lettering, and a $2 "Gift Edition" price. The jacket has been neatly affixed to the boards, and appears as if it might have been issued that way. A near fine copy. One of about 200 copies issued of this title, in various issues and states. After Patchen had received a couple of copies, Decker mysteriously disappeared, his car found abandoned. His disappearance was never solved. Several years later Patchen was offered the remaining copies by the state comptroller, which he paid for and received. Morgan notes this pink and purple dustwrapper with red and blue lettering. .

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        The Pearl: Original Poster for the Bantam Books Paperback Movie Tie-In Edition

      Bantam Books New York: Bantam Books. 1948. First. Color poster for the first Bantam Books paperback edition issued to coincide with the release of the motion picture starring Pedro Armendariz and Maria Elena Marques. Approximately 22" x 28". About fine. Boldly printed, the poster reproduces the front wrap of the paperback against a background of images of Armendariz and Marques from the film. Very uncommon. .

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        The Flamingoes

      Frederic Prokosch Rome: (Frederic Prokosch). 1948. First. First edition. Decorated paper self-wrappers with printed paper label. 12mo. Fine. One of 22 copies, this hand indicated by Prokosch as "Special Copy in Florentine". Signed by the author. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books". Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. OCLC locates four copies. .

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        How to Be a Band Leader

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Portrait photograph of Truman Capote

      New York 30 march 1948 [New York], 30 march, 1948. (CAPOTE, TRUMAN) 8-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches. Vintage silver print docketed on verso by Van Vechten, "Truman Capote / V ee 21 / March 30 - '48"; and with the studio stamp "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten/146 Central Park West/Cannot be reproduced without permission". Fine . One of a famous series taken Van Vechten of the 23-year-old Capote posing in slacks and t-shirt, in front of a theatrical backdrop of marionettes. Just after the publication of his first book, OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS (1948)

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        Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine.New York; Paris: John Wiley & Sons; Hermann et Cie, 1948.

      First American edition of "the first conventionally published book, ..., to include a serious discussion of electronic digital computers" (Hook & Norman). The American edition appeared a few months after the French edition published by Hermann et Cie. "Wiener was stimulated to write the book after an informal discussion with the owner of the Parisian publishing house Hermann et Cie, who challenged him to write the book. Initially the MIT Press objected to having one of MIT's most famous professors published by a French company. But Wiener's contract with Hermann was binding, and MIT had to content itself with involvement in the American distribution." (Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, p.497). The American edition was printed offset from the typesetiing of the French, reproducing the numerous mistakes. OOC 992.. 8vo: 229 x 152 mm. Original red cloth, red and grey printed dust-jacket; a little chipping to extremeties, otherwise fine, not price-clipped. No markings. (2), 194 pp

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        The Three Roads (First Edition)

      Alfred A. Knopf New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket, with a small rubber stamp for the "Booth Memorial Hospital" on the front endpaper. Bump to the heel, some minute rubbing at the corners. An attractive copy of the author's fourth novel.

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        Of Flight and Life

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1948. Reprint. A little rubbing, else about fine in near fine dustwrapper with a rubbed spot along the top of the spine. Lindbergh's own copy, with his ownership stamp ("C.A. Lindbergh") on the front fly, and his ownership Signature ("Charles A. Lindbergh") on the half-title. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        If This Be Treason

      Printed for Olga Rudge by Tip. Nuova (Siena: Printed for Olga Rudge by Tip. Nuova. 1948). First edition. Octavo. Printed green stapled wrappers. Stated limited edition. Ownership signature of Pound's Belfast friend Allan Seaton, a bit of sunning and smudging to the wrappers, a very good copy. One of approximately 300 numbered copies, this copy hand numbered as number 50. Consists of several essays: "E.E Cummings," "E.E.Cummings/examined," "James Joyce: to his memory," "A French Accent," "Canto 45," and "Blast." .

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        Time Will Darken It

      Harper & Brothers New York: Harper & Brothers. (1948). First. First edition. A little rubbing to the spine ends, else near fine in an attractive, very good or better dustwrapper with two small chips at the corners of the crown and a very faint smudge on the rear panel. A nicer than usual copy. .

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        Portrait Photograph of Juan PEron in his first term of office as President

      Buenos Aires 1948 [Buenos Aires, 1948]. (ARGENTINA) Image 28.5 x 20 cm. (11-1/4 x 8 inches); approximately 16-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches overall. Three quarter-length frontal pose in tuxedo with presidential sash and necktie. Gelatin silver print. With embossed stamp "Sub secretaria de informacione" lower right. Tipped to larger sheet and mounted. Small tear in margin of mount, image fine . Inscribed on the mount by PerUn in Spanish, on December 23, 1948, to the internationally renowned dentist, Dr. Stanley D. Tylman, "in gratitude for his services to Argentina and the friendliness he has shown me with his exquisite delicacy ... " "Born in 1893, dentist Stanley D. Tylman not only taught more than 1,000 students at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in his long career as a Professor of Dentistry (1920-1962) and head of the Department of Fixed Partial Prosthodontics, but he influenced countless dentists internationally as well. "Tylman was particularly effective as a global educational force because he spoke four languages. His international lecture schedule took him to Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, and South America--including Argentina, where he performed dental work for President Juan Peron and First Lady Evita Peron. Dentists worldwide traveled to Chicago for personal consultations with Dr. Tylman ... Tylman died in 1982." -- Wikipedia, 8/3/06

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        122 Colour Photographs [122 Farvefotographie] (Signed First Edition)

      Schoenberg Publishers Copenhagen: Schoenberg Publishers, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to photographer and former student John Wood on the front endpaper: "Jan. 1951 / To John Wood, a fine photographer [and] person. / with compliments / Keld Helmer-Petersen." An important, early book of color photography, prefiguring the work of William Eggleston and Stephen Shore by nearly three decades. Scarce in any condition. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Owner stamp matching the inscription to the front pastedown. Board edges lightly toned, front board slightly bowed, foxing to the endpapers, but interior pages clean and bright. Jacket is chipped and rubbed, with a few closed tears, and foxing to the white portions of both the front and rear panels. Text in Danish and English. Parr & Badger, vol. 1, p. 202-3.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        The Second World War.

      1st edit. 6 vols. London 1948-54. With maps. Bound in dark blue full morroco with 5 raised bands and all edges gilt. Spine and ornamental border gilt

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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