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        WHITE SNOW BRIGHT SNOW

      1948. 1. (DUVOISIN,ROGER)illus. WHITE SNOW BRIGHT SNOW by Alvin Tresselt. NY: Lothop Lee Shepard, 1947. 4to (9 x 10 1/2"), pictorial boards, Fine condition in nice dust wrapper with a few small closed tears, not price clipped, award seal). 1st edition, 1st printing. Wonderful color illustrations are on every page by Duvoisin. This is an excellent copy of the 1948 CALDECOTT AWARD WINNER, very difficult to find in any condition.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Spirit of Zen

      John Murray|~| 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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        Fantaisie animale *

      A.Held, Lausanne 1948. - Broché 31 x 23, couverture illustrée. Parfait état Ce numéro spécial de la revue, consacré au livre et aux arts graphiques, fut tiré à 15000 exemplaires (et 100 de tête avec suite des 45 estampes), chacun d'entre eux étant truffé d'une lithographie et d'une eau-forte originales de divers artistes, respectivement à 500 et 300 unités. On y trouvera au hasard des recherches des numéros avec gravures de Derain, Erni, Galanis, Prassinos, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Buffet,.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        SPACE CADET

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. 1948. cloth.. Early owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Scuff mark to. cloth at top right of rear cover, cloth lightly worn at lower spine. end and front corner tip, a very good copy in very good or better. dust jacket with light rubbing along top and bottom edges. The jacket. presents well. (#141056). First edition. Heinlein's second young adult SF novel.

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        Rome Capri Syracuse etc. *

      1948. 1948 - Carnet broché sur spirale 12 x 18. couverture ocre imprimée annotée. 20 dessins originaux, parfois légendés et datés, à la mine de plomb, sur 18 feuillets, certains très travaillés, d'autres à peine esquissés; paysages, natures mortes, architecture, statue, bateaux, Quelques notes en sus.

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        Principles and Deceptions

      Chicago, Illinois: Arthur Buckley 1948 - Description: 224 p. Ills. Signed, inscribed and dated by Arthur Buckley. Subjects: Magic. Fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Suggetion dust-dulling and marking to the spine band, panels and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved. 0 Kg. 224 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Second World War

      London, Cassell and Co. Ltd, 1948-54., 1948. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 6 volumes; 8vo. Finely bound in recent dark green half oasis morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spines; matching blue cloth boards; top edges gilt. With several maps. A very elegant 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

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        Nana.

      Heritage Press, New York - Illustrated by Bernard Lamotte. The authorized translation into English by F. J. Vizetelly, with a note by Henry James and also with an introduction prepared for this edition by Lewis Galantiere. Full page collotype plates, most in two colors. 409pp. 4to, beautifully rebound in 3/4 pale blue morocco over grey boards; gilt-ruled spine with raised bands and black leather labels; marbled end papers, t.e.g. New York: Heritage Press, (1948). Fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Who Goes There? (Signed)

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948. First edition / First printing.. Hardcover, cloth boards in dust jacket.. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.. Hannes Bok. Octavo. SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper and therefore presumably one of an unknown number of subscriber's copies signed by the author in this way. A classic collection of seven stories, first published in Astounding Science Fiction in the 1930's by Campbell under the pseudonym Don A. Stuart. Basis for two Hollywood film versions including the 1951 RKO Picture "The Thing From Another World" and the 1982 John Carpenter classic "The Thing," starring Kurt Russell. ~A near fine copy with gilt titles to spine of publisher's blue cloth, lightly rubbed with dusty top edge. Dust jacket with Hannes Bok wraparound illustration is bright and beautifully preserved, though with a touch of rubbing to rear panel, age-toning to spine panel, some mild edge wear, a tiny closed tear at upper edge of front panel, and internal tape reinforcement. Altogether, a very nice copy of a title, scarcely signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Bloody Rare Books, LLC]
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        Portrait of Marlon Brando, as Stanley Kowalski in 'Streetcar Named Desire"

      New York, decmber 27, 1948. (BRANDO, MARLON) 10.25 x 14.5 inches. Gelatin silver print, three quarter length. Fine. With atelier stamp on rear and Van Vechten's pencilled notes identifying the subject ("Marlon Brando / 'Streetcar Named Desire'"), the date, and number of print ("xv FF 8") . Van Vechten's Stanley Kowalski as immortalized by Brando, portrayed here in his slacks and sweater, glancing over his shoulder, with Blanche Dubois' gown (from the rape scene) draped over his arm

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        ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT OF JUDITH ANDERSON AS "MEDEA."

      New York: Carl Van Vechten May 13 1948. [New York]: Carl Van Vechten, [May 13, 1948].. Original borderless silver gelatin print. 270 x 198 mm. A trace rubbed at lower edge, vestiges of paper hanging tape on verso, else very good or better. A portrait of the actress Judith Anderson (1897 - 1992) in her role as "Medea," two days before the final performance of its New York run. The print bears Van Vechten's stamp on the verso, his manuscript negative number, and the date of the shooting session. Additionally, in the lower right corner the words: "Photographed by Carl Van Vechten" are embossed. The LOC holdings of Van Vechten's portraits from this photo session do not include this image. The New York production (October 1947 - May 1948) was based on Robinson Jeffers's adaptation and produced by John Gielgud. She won a Tony Award for Best Actress for her role.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        BLAZING GUNS ON THE CHISHOLM TRAIL

      New York: Random House. Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1948. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. The book is in Near Fine condition with a dust jacket in Very Good- condition. Most often seen in the later reprint under the title Red River: Blazing Guns on the Chisholm Trail. This book was the basis for the classic movie starring John Wayne, Mongomery Clift, Walter Brennan, the unknown Joanna Dru and both Harry Carey Sr & Jr. The book itself was still in manuscript format when the movie rights were purchased by Howard Hawks. Originally slated to have Gary Cooper in the lead role with Cary Grant as the gunslinger. Both refused, leaving the secondary options of Wayne and Clift, which turned out to be the perfect fit. The book itself is considered to be quite scare, with copies coming to the market very rarely. Dust jacketed copies are even harder to find. There is an inch long patch of faint darkening / toning to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright, with only beginning darkening / toning to the very edges. All edges of the text block do show darkening / toning. The top corner of the front endpaper has some lifting of the paper where a price sticker was removed. The dust jacket has noticeable edgewear, edge tears, small chips and wrinkling. The front top edge of the dust jacket has several small to medium sized wrinkled tears. The top spine end of the dust jacket has two medium sized chips missing at the spine joints. The chip to the rear spine joint is just under an inch in depth and half an inch wide. The spine joint of the dust jacket has several spots of noticeable rubbing. This copy also includes a Facsimile dust jacket in Fine condition and a slipcase which was made expressly for this copy. .

      [Bookseller: S. Howlett-West Books]
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        Margaret Wise Brown's Wonderful Story Book (MWB's copy)

      New York: Simon & Schuster (1948). Pictorial boards, tear at spine edge, wear to edges. This was Margaret Wise Brown's own copy, for which she had made a special wrap-around rabbit fur cover. The fur cover is fragile with a few tears at the seams, one elastic stay is broken. Brown made notes on pages 82-83 for how she would have re-worked "Count to Ten (With Thanks to Lear)." At one time the book ended up in the hands of Dorothy Wagstaff Ripley's children, so there is a pencil scribble on the copyright page and a few other pages. 42 poems and stories illustrated in color and b&w throughout.. First Edition. Good. Illus. by J P Miller. 4to.

      [Bookseller: E M Maurice Books, LLC, ABAA]
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        Oeuvres illustrées.

      - Paris, Les Editions Nationales, 1948 - 1951. Sept volumes in-8 (23 x 18 cm) plein cuir marron dos sans nerfs décorés, têtes dorées, sous emboitage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Bateau Livre]
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        Announcement of the Establishment of the Jewish State in the German language newspaper, Yedioth Hayom

      Newspaper, Yedioth Hayom, in German, published by Dr. F. Reichenstein, Tel-Aviv, May 16, 1948, two pages front and verso, with headline announcing Errichtung Des Judenstaates, "Establishment of the Jewish State". Toning with small chips and tears. Good condition. The publisher, Freiderick Reichenstein, a German Jew, was born at the beginning of the 20th Century in Bottrop, located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.He studied law and began a legal career in North Rhine-Westphalia when the Nazi expelled all Jews from the law courts in 1935. He fled to Palestine and established a German language newspaper in Tel Aviv from 1936 - 1964. In his memoirs, Dr. Reichenstein wrote, "As the editor of a German language newspaper I had to contend with the anger of Jews in Palestine at anything German...I am an optimist: I survived the First World War, the rise of Nazi to power in Germany, the Second World War, wars between Israel and her neighbors. I married and have three children. I still believe in Hope. I am now more than 100 years old and continue to occupy myself with writing. I have written this recollection because I believe it extremely important that each witness to the atrocities and crimes of the Nazis make available his story to the public. It is essential that what took place Germany in the 1930's and 1940's not be forgotten. I have made my document available on the internet as the best way to reach the largest possible public."

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        SLAVES OF SLEEP (Signed First Edition)

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. A lovely copy of the book, signed by the author on the front end-paper, apparently one of the subscriber copies. Book Fine with top edge a trifle dusty and a small bump to the page block. In a Near Fine dust jacket that has minor wear at the extremities, two short tears along the spine fold and light toning. Generally considered one of Hubbard's most successful science fiction works, it follows the night-time exploits of Jan Palmer as he seeks to navigate a political conflict in an alternate universe. Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Pour un herbier *

      Mermod, Lausanne 10.1948. - En feuilles 18 x 13, couverture rempliée illustrée. Quelques légères piqûres sur tranches. L'originalité de ce titre est méconnue, probablement du fait que l'éditeur le publia à trois reprises sous différentes formes, sans indiquer que celle ci était la première; la deuxième fut luxueusement ymagée par des aquarelles de Dufy (dont certains sont tentés de lui attribuer la primeur, dans le prolongement enthousiaste de ses fastes), reproduites de façon flamboyantes par le fameux procédé Jacomet; la troisième comportant, dans une présentation proche du "Bouquet", des reproductions de Manet.Nous disposons d'un exemplaire courant ou de tête non truffé, voire d'une collection complète sur demande.Et que seul le tirage de tête sur Chine authentifie cette édition primale à la justification. Édition originale. Parmi LX exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Chine, I/XXV réservés à la librairie Bridel, avant 5'000 ordinaires, les 500 premiers réservés aux membres du Club des lecteurs de la Gazette des Lettres de Paris.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        A Group of Vintage Photographs Showing Portuguese Surrealists in the Years 1948-1960

      - A group of 8 small vintage photographs showing portuguese surrealists plus four Photomatons of Cesariny, one of which is retouched in ink.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Agnès Bonnot]
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        Cahier de Georges Braque 1917-1947 (1947-1955)

      Paris: Maeght, 1948 [1955]. First edition. Boards. Illustrated lithographic royal blue wrappers. Fine in illustrated cloth & chemise decorated in in blue and black with brown lettering and cloth ties: two tiny spots front cover otherwise fine./No Dust Jacket. Unpaginated. 38 x 237 1/2 cm. Limited edition, one of 750 copies on velin de Marais printed by Mourlot., containing the separate supplement of sketches and drawings for the years 1947-1955. Fresh, bright and clean copy.

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        Nymph in Clover

      London: Arthur Barker Ltd.,, [1948]. Illustrated by the author. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout by the author. Bookseller's ink stamp to rear free endpaper. Cloth rubbed and mottled, spine rolled and toned, spotting to edges and endpapers. A very good copy in the nicked, chipped, and creased jacket with a scuff to the upper panel. First edition, first impression. A gift from the comedians George Burns and Gracie Allen, inscribed by Allen on the front free endpaper, "To Leonard, Happy Easter, Merry Christmas, Happy Thanksgiving, Double Date, Fourth of July, Happy New Year, Happy Birthday, Happy Labor Day, Happy Halloween, Happy Chinese New Year, Happy Valentine's, and Ole Happy Day, George Burns & Gracie Allen" (and signed for Burns by his wife).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        CARTEL-POSTER-AFFICHE PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA 1948 FERIA DE PRIMAVERA

      ANDALUZAS 1948 - Lang: Español 0 PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA Tamaño del cartel: 66 x 101 cm. El cartel está en buenas condiciones.

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        Other Voices Other Rooms

      Random House, New York 1948 - 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book has mild toning, text is otherwise tight. Toning to front paste down and front free end paper - appears something had been laid-in. Inscribed "For xxx, who I'm sure understands. from Truman Capote" and dated January 19, 1948 which is month and year of publication front free end paper. Dust jacket some small chip head and heel of spine and extremities, spine of dust jacket is slightly toned. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lyons Fine Books]
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        BEYOND THIS HORIZON

      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press,. 1948. cloth.. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with a touch of wear to lower. edge, mainly spine panel, and rubbing to black background ink at top. and bottom edges of the front panel. Enclosed in a custom green cloth. folding box. (#141026). First edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Heinlein. This copy is inscribed by Heinlein to Daniel R. Meyer whose bookplate is affixed to the front paste-down. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-506. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 234. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 207-12. In 333.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        L' autoclète *

      Chez l'Artiste, sans lieu 1948. - En feuilles 34 x 26, couverture illustrée rempliée, dos muet, portefeuille velouré vert à attaches, l'un des trois rabats détaché et de menus défauts. L'un des 180 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches. Une préface de Jean Saltas abondamment allusive à Valéry, qui rime avec et appréciait fort Jarry, précède ces pages extraites des "Minutes de sable mémorial".Les compositions sont inspirées par l'imagerie ubuesque de l'auteur. Charmant.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Lettres à André Gide *

      A.A.M.Stols, Paris & La Haye (1948). - Broché, couverture rose imprimée rempliée. Dos à peine insolé. Très bel exemplaire de luxe (de et sur Hollande) de cette correspondance s'étalant de 1905 à 1932, avec peu d'introduction mais beaucoup de notes ?50 pages ! ? de G.Jean-Aubry. Édition originale. L'un des 90 exemplaires de tête, numérotés sur Hollande, outre 1'500 offset.

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        william copley and john ployardt are pleased to announce the opening of the copley galleries on september 9th 1948 at 257 north canon drive beverly hills with an exhibition of paintings by magritte.

      William Copley., Los Angeles. 1948 - The folding card private view invitation. With die-cut magritte motifs to upper panel, revealing the matt black background. A little stained. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        (Post-War Speeches.) The Sinews of Peace; Europe Unite; In The Balance; Stemming The Tide; The Unwritten Alliance

      London, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington: Cassell and Company Ltd.,, 1948-61. Edited by Randolph S. Churchill. 5 vols. Original varicoloured cloth, titles to spines in gilt or silver. With the dust jackets. Very slight rubbing to ends and corners, very faint spotting to endpapers of volume 1 and edges of volume 4 only, an excellent set in the very lightly rubbed and mildly dust-soiled jackets. First editions, first impressions.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La Guerre Secrete de Josephine Baker. Avec une Lettre autographe du General De Gaulle. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM JOSEPHINE BAKER; WITH PUBLISHER'S FLIER

      Editions Siboney, Paris, [1948]. 8vo., First Edition, text in French, with 2 portrait plates and a plate of facsimiles; original printed wrappers, uncut, covers very faintly dust-soiled else a very good, clean copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM JOSEPHINE BAKER WITH HER BOLD SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. APPROPRIATELY, HER INSCRIPTION APPENDS THE ABBREVIATION 'FFLF' TO HER SIGNATURE. A COPY OF THE PUBLISHER'S ILLUSTRATED FLIER, PROMOTING THIS AND SEVERAL SIMILAR WORKS, IS LOOSELY INSERTED. THE FLIER LEADS WITH THIS TITLE AND REPRODUCES THE WELL-KNOWN PORTRAIT OF BAKER IN UNIFORM 'EN TENUE DE DEBARQUEMENT'. Commandant Abtey served with 2e Bureau and other Free French units from 1936 to 1945. His account of Baker's involvement with the Resistance is the first such account and remains a standard reference. THE WORK ITSELF IS SCARCE AND THE FLIER A RARE SURVIVAL. A RARE AND OUTSTANDING COPY OF AN IMPORTANT ACCOUNT OF A NOTABLE FIGURE OF THE FRENCH RESISTANCE IN WWII. . Catalogs: military: espionage & pow.

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        Barnum's digest *

      Aux Deux Menteurs, Paris (1948). - En feuilles 21 x 14, couverture illustrée à rabats. Plaquinette pas si facile à dénicher, anumérotée comme de coutume, constituée de 10 poèmes légers de Boris suivis des encres de Boullet, sorte de galerie de monstres plus ou moins (in)humains. Avec un feuillet d'annonce bibliographique de l'ymagier, recensant les titres déjà publiés (dont "J'irai cracher." annoncé épuisé et icelui) et ceux à paraître, sur feuillet verdâtre imprimé recto-verso, au format de cet ouvrage. Exemplaire truffé d'un tirage photographique original, annoté au dos des 11 noms de figurants par le big boss du Collège de 'pataphysique mais attribué à son portraitiste officiel, Jean Weber, à la cabane de Jarry au Coudray, le 19 mai 1955, dont Vian et Ionesco. Édition originale. L'un des 250 exemplaires.

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        The Origin of Chemical Elements

      Lancaster PA and NY: American Institute of Physics. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST EDITION in original wrappers of the scientific foundation for the Big Bang theory: the famous "Alpha=Beta-Gamma" paper. Physicist George Gamow "was interested in the Big Bang in relation to nucleosynthesis- the formation of atomic nuclei. Gamow wanted to see whether nuclear physics and the Big Bang could explain the observed atomic abundances," specifically, "whether the early moments of the Big Bang could be responsible for our universe being dominated by hydrogen and helium." With his graduate student Ralph Alpher, Gamow began constructing an ingenius mathematical model that attempted to explain the nuclear processes that would have occurred at the conditions of the extreme heat of the very early universe. They "spent three years working through their calculations, questioning their assumptions, updating their cross-sections and refining their estimates... This was an extraordinary adventure. They were applying concrete physics to a previously vague Big Bang theory, attempting to mathematically model the conditions and events of the early universe. They were estimating initial conditions and applying the laws of nuclear physics to see how the universe evolved with time and how the processes of nucleosynthesis progressed." The result was a stunning success. With their model, Alpher and Gamow could predict the formation of hydrogen and helium in the observed proportions ( 99.99% of all atoms ) in the universe. "This result was the first major triumph for the Big Bang model since Hubble had observed and measured the redshifts of galaxies." When Gamow and Alpher's paper, "The Origin of Chemical Elements" was being sent for publication in the April 1, 1948 issue (April Fool's Day) of the Physical Review, Gamow couldn't resist playing a little joke on the scientific community. Even though his good friend Hans Bethe contributed nothing to the paper, Gamow added his name to the list of authors so the readers could enjoy the sight of a paper authored by Alpher, Bethe, Gamow and appreciate the pun on the Greek letters alpha, beta, and gamma. One of the unintended consequences of this joke was that is stripped the young Alpher of much of the credit due to him, for the public naturally assumed that the famous Bethe and Gamow had now done all the work. "The Alpha-Beta-Gamma paper, as it became known, was a milestone in the Big Bang versus eternal universe debate. It showed that it was possible to do real calculations relating to the nuclear processes that might have occurred after a hypothetical Big Bang, and thus test this theory of creation. Big Bang supporters could now point to two pieces of evidence, the expansion of the universe and the abundance of hydrogen and helium, and show that they were entirely consistent with the Big Bang model of the universe." Simon Singh, Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe, pp. 306-336. IN: The Physical Review, Vol. 73, No. 7, pp. 803-4; April 1 1948. Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Institute of Physics, 1948. Thin quarto, original wrappers neatly rebacked. Fine. Note: A custom cloth box is available for $200.

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        Mr. Churchill's favourite tunes: annotated musician's song list for Winston Churchill's 74th birthday, typed on Churchill's stationery, signed by Churchill

      This quite interesting item appears to be a musician's song list for Churchill's 74th birthday, signed by Churchill on his birthday. The physical characteristics of the list indicate that it was provided to a band leader in advance of Churchill's birthday, annotated by the band leader, carried to and used at the party, and then signed and dated by Churchill at a band member's request, the recipient then noting the date and occasion of the signature directly below the signature, likely with the same pen. The typed list of 15 song titles on Churchill's Hyde Park Gate stationery is titled "Mr. Churchill's favourite tunes" and is dated 18 November 1948. The laid paper stationery bears his address and telephone number in raised black print and a watermark ("JOYNSON SUPERFINE"). The typed list of song titles bears a number of pencil annotations, as well as what appears to be a name at the top right in pencil, crossed out (six characters, all caps, difficult to decipher). The verso of the list bears Churchill's signature and "1948" in his hand in blue ink. Directly below this signature and date, in the same ink but a different hand, is written "(Autograph given on Nov. 30th 48 on his 74th birthday)". The extensive annotations to the song list give every indication of being done by the musician tasked with performing. Thirteen of the songs have check marks beside them, while two have an "X" beside, with what are presumably two replacement suggestions written in pencil at the bottom of the list. One song bears a title correction ("were" in lieu of "are"). Two groups of three songs have a vertical line drawn through them, possibly indicating the band would perform a medley of these particular titles, rather than the individual songs. This is corroborated by a horizontal line at the left of each of these six songs, as well as beside "The Harrow Song". We speculate that the horizontal lines may indicate either songs that needed some orchestration or that the band leader did not know well. It would, after all, be entirely understandable for a band leader to be unfamiliar with the Harrow School Song. The paper bears a single horizontal fold, consonant with being placed in an envelope. The paper also bears four less regular vertical folds, consonant with being folded to fit perhaps a breast pocket or a small compartment in an instrument case. We find no historic record of the particulars of Churchill's 74th birthday party, though it was noted in contemporary press that "A fixture of his birthday, year in and year out, is a family party with a handful of old cronies at his London home in Byway-on-Fringe, Hyde Park." (Filed by AP London, 30 November 1948.) Thus this list may add, however modestly, a bit of the personal to the historical record. Condition of the list is very good minus. The list is fully intact and the modest grubbiness and creases are part of the charm. The chief detraction in our eyes is actually the fault of a misguided preservation effort. The list had been framed and was carefully removed by us with no loss or damage. Nonetheless, a consequence of framing is that the list is differentially toned, leaving a small, comparatively brighter perimeter where the letter was covered by and secured to the matte. There is a short, .5 inch tear at the right horizontal flap fold. We note no other tears. There is a 1.5 inch cellotape stain at the lower left edge which predates the framing.

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        Les Poèmes barbares. Vingt-six eaux-fortes originales dessinées et gravées par Odette Denis

      Paris: Le livre de Plantin, 1948. Livre. Illus. by Odette Denis. Très bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l'illustrateur. Ed. limitée. Grand In-4. Paris, Le livre de Plantin, 1948. 33 x 25 cm, grand in-4, 2 ff. bl. - 32 ff. n. ch. - 2 ff. bl. - 10 eaux-fortes hors texte, 17 eaux-fortes dans le texte et 4 autres en cul-de-lampe (soit 31 eaux-fortes, en non 26 comme annoncé), en feuilles sous couverture blanche rempliée, imprimée en noir et rouge et illustrée. Tirage à 205 exemplaires, tous sur vélin d'Arches, celui-ci justifié exemplaire d'artiste et signé par l'illustratrice. Il s'agit du premier livre illustré par Odette Denis, élève de Lobel-Riche, sous la direction artistique duquel ce livre fut publié. Suberbes eaux-fortes à sujets animaliers. Rare. Sans l'étui. Très bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 7012).

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        REMEMBRANCE ROCK.

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

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        DERRIERE LE MIROIR (DLM) NO. 14-15 + 29-30 + 57-58-59 + 87-88-89: MIRO - WITH THIRTY-FOUR COLOR LITHOGRAPHS

      (MIRO, JOAN) (DERRIERE LE MIROIR). Miro, Jean, Jacques Dupin & Rene Char. DERRIERE LE MIROIR (DLM) NO. 14-15 + 29-30 + 57-58-59 + 87-88-89: MIRO - WITH THIRTY-FOUR COLOR LITHOGRAPHS. Paris. 1948, 1950, 1953 & 1956.: Maeght Editeur, First Edition Thus. Folio. Wrappers Bound in Cloth. Periodical. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np + np + np + np, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in French. This is a compilation of four issues of Maeght's legendary periodical "Derriere Le Miroir" (featuring the great artists and writers of the 20th Century) devoted solely to Joan Miro. Bound in dark blue cloth with debossed white lettering over boards by Maeght in 1956, it collects the complete contents of DLM numbers 14-15 (Novembre - Decembre 1948): "Joan Miro"; 29-30 (Mai - Juin 1950): "Miro"; 57-58-59 (Juin - Julliet - Aout 1953): "Miro"; and 87-88-89 (Juin - Julliet - Aout 1956): "Miro Artigas". An internally spectacularly bright, most handsome copy whose contents are complete and intact first printings with the wrappers bound in that contain in total thirty-four original color lithographs. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022340&

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        Au massacre mondain *

      Éditions P. Chatelet, Lyon 3.1.1948. - Broché, couverture tricolore illustrée à rabats. Bel exemplaire de ce titre peu fréquent, comprenant une lettre-préface de trois pages de Georges Simenon et une dédicace autographe signée de l'auteur, à la date de 1948.Les envois de la période lyonnaise sont fort rares et prisés dans la mondaine.Nous ne résistons pas au plaisir de citer l'avertissement qui ouvre ce recueil :"Les personnages de ce récit ne sont pas imaginaires. Toute ressemblance avec des personnes existant ou ayant existé ne serait peut-être pas une coïncidence.L'auteur s'excuse donc d'avoir moins d'imagination que la vie" Édition originale, après 50 exemplaires sur "papier spécial", soit 5 lettrés, 20 numérotés en romain et 25 en arabe.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Nous deux encore.

      J. Lambert & Cie 1948 - - J. Lambert & Cie, Paris _1948, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale imprimée à 750 ex numérotés sur vélin du Marais. Rare et agréable exemplaire de cet émouvant texte. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Les funérailles d'Adonis *

      L'Originale, Paris 15.12.1948. - En feuilles 25 x 19, couverture imprimée rempliée, dos muet. Quelques infimes accrocs et petit manque en tête. Un livre bien rare, puisque tiré vraisemblablement à moins de cent exemplaires, dont on ne reconnaît pas le style de l'imagier, les compositions linéaires épurées étant plus proches d'un Cocteau.L'entrée en matière de ce texte macabre:"Que je raconte cette histoire de vive voix, j'obtiens assitôt une attention passionnée. On boit mes paroles. Cent fois ais-je essayé de l'écrire, elle paraît tout de suite invraisemblable. Quelle que soit notre sincérité." Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 60 exemplaires numéroté sur Rives, après 10 Arches avec suite et quelques hors commerce signés par l'éditeur.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        La guerre secrète de Joséphine Baker. Avec une lettre autographe du Général De Gaulle. Paris, Siboney (1948). 8°. 323 S., mit 4 Tafeln, OKart.

      - Erste Ausgabe.- Beschreibung der herausragenden Leistungen der Künstlerin im französischen Widerstand während des Zweiten Weltkrieges.- Seitenränder tls. mit kleinen Läsuren, tls. unaufgeschnitten, Ebd. leicht gebräunt und lichtrandig.- Vorsatz mit eigenh. Widmung der Tänzerin: "A son Excellence et Madame Aubert avec toute ma sympathie et affection pour votre magnifique pays ou j'était si bien recu. Votre Josephine Baker." ? Mit Bleistift datiert "12 Mai 1948". # First edition.- Description of the outstanding achievements of the artist in the French Resistance during World War II, for which she became the first American woman to receive French military honours.- Partly marginal fraying (because of the paper), partly uncut, cover lightly browned and stained; overall godd copy.- Frontispiece with multi-line dedication of the dancer: "A son Excellence et Madame Aubert avec toute ma sympathie et affection pour votre magnifique pays ou j'était si bien recu. Votre Josephine Baker." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        Photograph of a rain-soaked Charles de Gaulle praying in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Nice, 1948

      [Nice, France, 1948]. (DE GAULLE, CHARLES) Printed circa 1984. 11-3/8 x 10-3/8 inches. Gelatin silver print. Very good. Docketed on verso with indications to the printer for reduction and placement . Rare print of this famous image of the French leader, praying on the eve of the elections for the National Assembly of 1948, standing before an altar in his rain-soaked uniform. Taken by the Ukrainian-born photographer Dmitri Kessel (1902 - 1995), whose work for LIFE magazine won him international renown, the image received a full-page reproduction (from this very print) in the book ON ASSIGNMENT: DMITRI KESSEL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER (New York, Abrams, 1985, p. 165), with the explanation: " ... in Nice in September 1948. He was campaigning for re-election when he was caught in a downpour and refused an umbrella."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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