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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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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!

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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]

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      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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      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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        Westward Ha! Or, around the World in 80 Clichés

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1948. Drawings by Hirschfeld. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, pink title panel to spine, illustration to front cover. With the dust-jacket. Numerous colour illustrations in the text. Some rubbing at the corners, head of spine and along bottom edge of covers, with some marks to front pastedown. An excellent copy in the price-clipped dust jacket, with a few small chips and a crease to top edge of panel. First edition. Inscribed on the front free enpaper by Perelman, "To Ronald Searle with great admiration, S. J. Perelman, Christmas 1953", and by Hirschfeld, "In admiration of Searle and [arrow pointing to Perelman's signature], June /59", with a sketched self-portrait by Hirschfeld. Ronald Searle was a cartoonist, best known for his illustrations for the Molesworth and St Trinian's books.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        George Washington (7 vol. set: Vols. 1 & 2 - Young Washington; Vol. 3 - Planter and Patriot; Vol. 4 - Leader of the Revolution; Vol. 5 - Victory with the Help of France; Vol. 6 - Patriot and President; Vol. 7 - First in Peace)

      Charle Scribner's Sons, 1948 - 1957.. All vols. first edition with "A" on copyright page.. Hardback.. Very good condition.. Vols. 1 & 2 and Vols. 3 & 4 in double slipcases, Vols. 5 and 6 each in individual slipcases. Vol. 7 in dust jacket with light edgewear, foxing and rubbing, no slipcase as issued. Slipcases have light edgewear, rubbing, and light foxing. Page edges dust speckled. No previous owner's marks.

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        Joseph and His Brothers

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948 First American edition. Presentation copy; signed and inscribed by Mann to his next-door neighbor, Lester Ziffren: "To Lester Ziffren/ with my warmest wishes/ for his life in Columbia/ Pacif. Palisades/ 20 Dec. 1951/ Thomas Mann". Original publisher's cloth, dust jacket. Near fine with some offsetting to front endpaper and pastedown; in a jacket with some wear, rubbing and light soiling, spine slightly faded, else very good.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover.

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        George Washington: A Biography - Volume 1: Young Washington; Volume 2: Young Washington; Volume 3: Planter and Patriot; Volume 4: Leader of the Revolution; Volume 5: Victory with the Help of France; Volume 6: Patriot and President; First in Peace

      Scribners Publisher, 1948;1954. All Volumes are First Edition, 1st Printing.. Hardbacks.. Very good to excellent condition./No dust jackets except vol. 7 in very good dust jacket.. Edge worn slip cases. No slipcase to Vol.1, 2& 7 * * * Selling books of merit since 1988. * * * Prompt, Professional Service. Satisfaction Guaranteed. * * *

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        Visages precede de Portraits Officiels. Avec 4 pointes-seches de WOLS

      Paris: Pierre Seghers, 1948. First Edition. Paper Wrappers. Near Fine. Wols, Otto. Wols, Otto. First Edition. Paper Wrappers. 12mo. LIMITED. 441 of 900 copies. With 4 original etchings by Otto Wols, the pseudonym of artist Alfred Wolfgang Schulze. Although not recognized during his time, Wols (1913-1951 is renowned as one of the major artists of his time as a painter, illustrator and photographer in both surrealist and abstract styles, and considered a pioneer of Lyrical Abstraction. In white paper wrappers with red and black title print to front cover and spine. In original glassine wrap with only slight toning to the spine panel. Interior is pristine, complete with original tissue guards. Housed in a custom made brown cloth box with paper label to spine. In near fine condition. 41 pages. LIT/070706.

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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.

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        THE YOUNG LIONS. Signed

      New York: Random House, 1948 First Edition of the author's important First Novel. 8vo., 694pp. Half scarlet & black gilt lettered cloth, cream endpapers, red top-stain. A fine copy in a very bright dust jacket with some excellent conservation at the spine extremities. Neatly Signed by Shaw in blue ink on the title page. An excellent example of this major World War II novel, as significant as Mailer's Naked And The Dead & increasingly more difficult to find signed & in condition. Basis for the Edward Dmytryk 1958 film starring Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, & Hope Lange.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Summer and Smoke

      New York: New Directions Books, 1948. Stated First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. Stated First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Minor offsetting to the end papers. First issue jacket with some wear to the extremities of the jacket, sunning to the jacket spine wear at the jacket spine ends. Flaps clipped slightly with price of $2.75 clearly visible. Jacket design by Alvin Lustig. Signed by Williams on the half title page. Signature only. Signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        I Walk Alone (Original Film Pressbook)

      Los Angeles: Paramount, 1948. Original pressbook for the 1948 film noir, "I Walk Alone," directed by Byron Haskins, based on the play "The Beggars Are Coming to Town" by Theodore Reeves. Adapted by Robert Smith and John Bright and written for the screen by Charles Schnee. Starring Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, and Wendell Corey. Returning from prison, a reformed bootlegger (Burt Lancaster) discovers he's been cheated out of money by his former partner (Kirk Douglas) and brother (Wendell Corey). 28 pages, saddle stitched, 12 1/4 x 15 inches. About Near Fine condition. Faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. Starting to the bottom hinge fold. Tiny closed tear to the bottom of front wrapper and following pages. Wrappers slightly rubbed but still very bright. Byron Haskins directorial debut, an unusually subjective and sympathetic noir for its time. Selby 189. Silver and Ward, pp. 142-143.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        CCLXXIV Poems

      [New York]: [Padell], [1948]. First, limited edition. Octavo. Tan linen boards with black spine label; variously paginated. One of 126 copies, hand-signed and numbered by Patchen on colophon (inside front cover). Trivial external wear, else fine, lacking the dustjacket. MORGAN A15. Morgan calls for a black linen binding; this apparently a variant in grayish-tan. Collects together the Padell reissues of "First Will and Testament," "The Dark Kingdom," and "Cloth of the Tempest.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        A Mathematical Theory of Communication

      New York: Bell Labs. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of Shannon's extremely influential theory of communication and essential to the development of the computer. Virtually all electronic forms of communication today are indebted to Shannon's work. "In 1948, Dr. Shannon published his masterpiece, 'A Mathematical Theory of Communication,' giving birth to the science called information theory. The motivation again was practical: how to transmit messages while keeping them from becoming garbled by noise. To analyze this problem properly, he realized, he had to come up with a precise definition of information, a dauntingly slippery concept. The information content of a message, he proposed, has nothing to do with its content but simply with the number of 1's and 0's that it takes to transmit it. This was a jarring notion to a generation of engineers who were accustomed to thinking of communication in terms of sending electromagnetic waveforms down a wire. 'Nobody had come close to this idea before,' Dr. Gallager said. 'This was not something somebody else would have done for a very long time. The overarching lesson was that the nature of the message did not matter - it could be numbers, words, music, video. Ultimately it was all just 1's and 0's.' Today, when gigabytes of movie trailers, Napster files and e-mail messages course through the same wires as telephone calls, the idea seems almost elemental. But it has its roots in Dr. Shannon's paper, which may contain the first published occurrence of the word "'bit'." (New York Times, obit. 27 Feb, 2001). "American mathematician Claude Shannon developed information theory by 1948. He reduced the notion of information to a series of yes/no choices, which could be presented by a binary code. Each choice, or piece of information, he called a 'bit.' In this way, complex information could be organized according to strict mathematical principles. His methods, although devised in the context of engineering and technology, were soon seen to have applications not only to computer design but to virtually every subject in which language was important, such as linguistics, psychology, cryptography, and phonetics; further applications were possible in any area where the transmission of information in any form was important" (Mount and List, Milestones, 65; Dictionary of Scientists, 436). First edition of both parts: In The Bell System Technical Journal, Volume XXVII, No. 3 & 4, p.379-423 (part I) & p.623-656 (part II). N.Y., 1948. The whole volume offered. Octavo, contemporary blue library cloth. Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Two Spies

      Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd, LONDON AND NEW YORK 1948 - [This is an extremely rare book with the original first issue dustjacket] - Condition & Description: The original dustjacket accompanies this book. Price is 5/- net to the front inner prelim. Fairly creased with small chips on the corners. Closed edge tears and soiling to the lighter areas. Now housed in a removable archival sleeve. -- Orange cloth boards with dark lettering to the spine, and front board. Minimal soiling. Slight lean. -- Endpages are browned. Superb colour frontispiece by 'OLIFFE'. All pages are clean and tightly bound. ----- POSTAGE OPTIONS: Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. --- If you select 'Priority' as the postal option, you will get the fastest option. [Please have a look at my Shipping Rates and Estimated times for Delivery, so you can make your preferred choice]. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arabella's Beautiful Books]
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        Murder in the Cathedral

      London; (1948): Faber and Faber Inscribed by the author on the title page, 88pp., bound in red cloth spine lettering gilt, some minor finger soiling to covers, off-setting to free endpapers. A very good copy in chipped dust jacket with piece torn away along upper edge near head.. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Thidwick. The Big-Hearted Moose

      New York: Random House,, 1948.. Tall octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles to spine blocked in blue foil, titles and pictorial block to front board in blue foil copied from the original, twin rule to turn-ins in blue foil, turquoise endpapers with the original pictorial endpapers bound in, gilt edges. Illustrated throughout. A fine copy. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to the verso of the original front free endpaper "Best wishes Dr. Seuss.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Wall and Other Stories. Translated by Lloyd Alexander

      New York: New Directions, 1948. First American Edition, one of 25 copies signed by the author. "Twenty- five of this edition on specially made paper have been signed by the author". 8vo. [ii], 270 pp. Japan vellum spine and patterned boards. Spine a bit sunned, covers a little scuffed and edges slightly rubbed, but a good, sound copy otherwise; without slipcase . First American edition of Sartre's first and most famous collection (LE MUR, 1939) whose widely anthologized title-story "The Wall," became practically synonymous in America and England with the post-war movement known as "existentialism"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        THE WALL and Other Stories

      New York: New Directions, 1948. First English-Language Edition. Top & bottom edges and tips worn, else very good; contents very good also. Some evidence of repair to binding.. First English-Language Edition. One of 25 copies signed by Sartre (this copy unnumbered). Translations by Lloyd Alexander. Tall 8vo decorated boards with cloth spine. Definitely a rare book by this major Existentialist writer.

      [Bookseller: Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC]
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        Of Flight and Life

      U. S. A.: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Very minimal sunning to head/tail of spine, minimal wear. Gift inscription signed by Anne Lindbergh 'for Gault McGowan' to ffep. Signed by the Author to title page dated 1948. Very light pencil line marks to some paragraphs pages 18/19, otherwsie text is very clean and firm. Half title page lacking. Dust Jacket in new protective cover, sunning to spine and rearl,ight wear to some edges with with very small chiops to head/tail of spine. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good +/Very Good +.

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        Genius Loci And Other Tales

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1948. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine DJ. 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. Signed

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        The Victim

      London: John Lehmann, 1948.. First English Edition of the author's second book. Octavo. Original boards. Signed by the author. Scattered foxing to the page edges, else near fine in a near fine bright dust jacket.

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      1948. 1. (TUDOR,TASHA)illus. JACKANAPES by Juliana Horatio Ewing. NY: Oxford University Press, 1948. Slim 8vo (5 3/4 x 7 3/4"), green cloth, 62p., near Fine in dust wrapper. 1st edition, first issue, illustrated with pictorial endpapers, full page color illustrations plus black and whites throughout. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY TUDOR. This is a special copy of a nice early Tudor title.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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      The Kaleidograph Press [Dallas, TX]. No date. (1948).. 1st edition. 55pp. 12mo. Black cloth with gilt-lettered front cover & spine. The author's first and only book published posthumously. Top edge a little dusty, endpapers lightly tanned o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. No dustjacket.

      [Bookseller: Henry F. Hain III]
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        The City and the Pillar

      New York: E.P. Dutton, 1948.. First edition of this landmark novel. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a bright near fine dust jacket with a small chip to the crown but does not show the fading endemic to the spine panel. A very sharp copy.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Jefferson and His Times 6 Volume Set (Complete)

      Boston: Little, Brown & Co.. All SIGNED on Half-Title page. Books are fine, no flaws. Dust jackets are Fine/Near fine in Mylar jackets. Some minimal shelf rub/wear....."Jefferson the Virginian," 14th Printing, 1948 .... "Jefferson and the Rights of Man," 8th Printing, 1951 ... "Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty," 4th Printing, 1962 ... "Jefferson the President: First Term," 2nd Printing, 1970.... "Jefferson the President: Second Term," 1st Printing, 1974 ... "Jefferson: The Sage of Monticello," 1st Printing, 1981 . Near Fine. Hardcover.

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        Other Voices, Other Rooms

      NY: Random House. (1948). Capote's first book, a collection of stories that put the author on the literary map at the age of 22. Fine in a fine dust jacket with the white spine-lettering completely white. Signed by the author. A beautiful, fresh and bright copy of his first book. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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