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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]

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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."

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        WHO GOES THERE? SEVEN TALES OF SCIENCE-FICTION

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. 1948. cloth.. An 8 1/2" x 11"mimeographed Shasta review "letter" is laid in. A fine. copy in fine dust jacket (with wraparound illustration by Hannes. Bok). (#135221). First edition. A superb association copy, with signed inscription by Campbell to William Anthony Parker White on the front free endpaper: "To / A. P. White -- / Who, for a change, / makes comments / and remarks about / my [underlined] scribblings! / John W. Campbell, Jr." W. A. P. White (1911- 1968), writer, editor and critic (under a variety of pen names including Anthony Boucher and H. H. Holmes), was a regular contributor to ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION and UNKNOWN during Campbell's editorship. "Snulbug," his first published story, appeared in UNKNOWN in December 1941. In 1949, White became founding editor, along with J. Francis McComas, of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION and after McComas left, White was sole editor from 1954 until his retirement, though ill health, in 1958. White, "an able and perceptive editor ... did much to help raise the literary standards of science-fiction in the 1950s. He was also a distinguished book reviewer; he wrote science-fiction review columns for both the NEW YORK TIMES (as Anthony Boucher) and the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE (as H. H. Holmes) and was influential in gaining for science- fiction a certain measure of respectability. " - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 145. WHO GOES THERE? is a classic collection of stories first published under Campbell's pseudonym, Don A. Stuart, in ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION between 1934 and 1938. "These short stories are much better than the author's novel-length space operas, and constitute a fascinating body of work." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2- 13. The title story has been filmed twice, the first in 1951 as "The Thing From Another World", one of the classic science-fiction films of the 1950s (with James Arness in the title role), and by John Carpenter in 1982 as "The Thing." Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-13. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 2003-07.

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        Typed Letters, signed

      Adelaide, Australia; Westport, CT, 1948, 1952. Two typed letters, (3)ff., (2)ff., signed by Helen Keller, plus (1)ff. autograph note, signed, from Keller's assistant and companion, Polly Thompson., and a typed transcript of that note. As a world-famous speaker, author, and advocate for persons with disabilities, Keller traveled to more than forty different countries in her lifetime. These letters relate to a trip that she and Thompson took to Australia in 1948, as part of an international tour. The first letter, dated July 10, 1948, was written on stationery from the South Australian Hotel in Adelaide, and is addressed to Ewen Waterman, one of Keller's hosts during her stay in the city. Keller expresses gratitude to Waterman for the "unexpected, dazzling" birthday party that he hosted for her, "so full of warm Australian hospitality and delight!" She writes, "Really I felt like Cinderella riding to the King's palace in a coach and six. Not only did you honor my natal day, you graced it with the company of Adelaide's Lord Mayor and the Councillors." In closing, Keller thanks Waterman for his advocacy for the deaf, writing, "I beg of you to keep persevering until the public accepts them as free, normal citizens, and until they themselves feel the Divine Impulse that shall lift them above all affliction and show them even on earth the Peace that passeth understanding." The second letter is addressed to Waterman four years later, on December 14, 1952, from Keller's home in Westport, Connecticut. She recalls a pleasant visit that they had a few months prior, as well as their time together in Australia, and also writes in thanks for a gift of sweaters that he sent for both her and Thompson, saying, "Every time my sweater and I bid defiance to King Frost, I shall feel not only cosy and pretty but also happy in your kind thoughts enfolding me." Thompson's letter, on a sheet of Keller's personal notepaper, also thanks Waterman for his gift, but adds, "We have been deep in the throes of film taking -- the Documentary Film of Helen's life -- it is almost completed so far as the picture taking is concerned." The resulting film, Helen Keller in Her Story, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1955. Transcript of Thompson's letter has a few small marginal holes, paper clip mark to the back of one page of Keller's 1952 letter, else very fine.

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        Drôle de ménage *

      P. Morihien, (Paris) 7.1948. - Broché 32 x 25, couverture illustrée couleur rempliée. Petits accrocs sans perte au dos et légère insolation en bord, malgré ces défauts soigneusement relevés, exemplaire très frais. Entre la lune et le soleil, ce fragile et imposant illustré destiné aux plus jeunes, à feuilleter en écoutant la chanson de Charles Trenet. Édition originale. L'un des 2'000 exemplaires courants, après 720 numérotés sur vélin de Rives.

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        Shed No Tears (First Edition)

      New York: Murray and Gee, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket is Variant B, with a simple tear-drop design on the front panel, issued in conjunction with the sale of the film rights. Jacket is lightly nicked at the spine ends and corners, with a touch of rubbing at the folds and a small bruise near the heel. Basis for the 1948 film noir directed by Jean Yarbrough and starring Wallace Ford and June Vincent. Extremely scarce.

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        Pitfall (Original Film Pressbook)

      Los Angeles: United Artists, 1948. Original pressbook for the 1948 film, "Pitfall," directed by Andre de Toth, based on the 1947 novel by Jay Dratler. Written for the screen by Karl Kamb, and starring Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, Jane Wyatt, Byron Barr and Raymond Burr. An unfulfilled insurance agent (Dick Powell) begins an affair with the girlfriend (Lizabeth Scott) of an imprisoned thief (Byron Barr), who is goaded into a deadly showdown by a jealous investigator (Raymond Burr). 14 pages, saddle stitched, 11 x 17 inches. About Near Fine condition. Faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. Tiny bit of starting to the bottom hinge fold. Small diagonal crease to the bottom corner of the front wrapper. Light soiling to the rear wrapper. An important example of "the pervasive malaise of the American middle class as expressed in film noir," with Burr at his creepy best. & & Selby 307. Silver, pp. 228-229. Spicer, p. 416.

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        Le cheval troyen *

      G.Visat, Paris 20.12.1948. - En feuilles 23 x 18, sous double étui (un peu défraîchi comme d'hab') bordé, chemise titrée. Menus défauts. A notre sens le livre le plus réussi de l'artiste, avant même les "Cantilènes" de Boris, que nous recherchons néanmoins toujours. Comme ce dernier, cet ouvrage baigne dans le Saint-Germain de l'époque (et des prés) et restitue un peu de sa fraîcheur à travers le héros-cheval qui en a un peu fumé la moquette. Cool. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 187 exemplaire numérotés sur Arches, outre 13 Japon (le premier indécemment truffé) avec cuivre, dessin et double suite, 25 Arches avec suite et 25 probablement sans et hors commerce.

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        Wuthering heights (Les hauts de Hurlevent ) - traduction de Louise Servicen en 2 tomes publiés à l'occasion du centenaire de l'édition du texte (1847)

      1948. Léon Masson. . Chez Jean Porson à Paris, 1948 En feuillets, couverture illustrée et rempliée, in 4 ( 31 x 25 cm), 241 + 249 pages. Illustration de 147 lithographies en noir d'après dessins à l'encre de chine de Léon Masson. sous 2 emboitages (1 pour le texte et l'autre pour les suites et dessin original) et chemise couleur vieux rose, à fermeture à rubans. Tirage limité à 299 exemplaires : 30 exemplaires (15 sur Arches teinté et 15 sur Rives blanc) numérotés de 1 à 30 enrichis d'une suite de toutes les illustrations, 100 remarques inédites, une suite des 23 portraits et paysage à plein page, une suite des 11 planches d'essai, une suite des 10 planches refusées dont 7 avec remarques, deux dessins originaux à l'encre de chine rehaussés de lavis, 30 exemplaires (15 sur Arches teinté et 15 sur Rives blanc) numérotés de 31 à 60 contenant la suite de toutes les illustrations avec remarques, la suite des 23 portraits et paysages et un dessin original, 15 exemplaires sur Rives blanc numérotés de 61 à 75 enrichis de la suite des 23 portraits et paysages et dessin original, 15 exemplaires sur Rives blanc numérotés de 76 à 90 enrichis de la suite des 23 portraits et paysages et un dessin original, 209 exemplaires sur Rives blanc numérotés de 91 à 299. Exemplaire avec SUITE DES 23 PORTRAITS ET PAYSAGES, SUITE AVEC REMARQUES ET UN DESSIN ORIGINAL numéro 52 sur papier Arches blanc Très bel illustré moderne d'après le chef d'œuvre de Brontë édité en 1847 - Très bel exemplaire de tête intérieur et emboîtage

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        La scultura lingua morta. Pensieri.

      Officina Bodoni 1948 * Vol. di cm 25 x 16,5 - p. (4b.)+50+(8)+(2b.) - testo stampato col torchio a mano su carta a tino di Fabriano - rilegatura bodoniana in cartoncino roma grigio con etichetta portatitolo al dorso e al piatto ant., custodia /case/: perfetto stato. * Nota al lettore di Giovanni Mardersteig. Prima edizione di 200 esemplari numerati (il testo era stato anticipato dall'autore in una edizione privata di poche copie tre anni prima). Vedi G. Mardersteig, L'Officina Bodoni, 1980; p. 85, n. 81. (ARTURO MARTINI. Scritti di artisti /Artists' writings/).

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        A l'Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs *

      Gallimard, Paris 1948. - 2 tomes reliés 29 x 20, demi maroquin ivoire à coins, plats marbrés, dos à nerfs avec titres et têtes dorés, couvertures conservées. Reliures à peine passées. L'un des 440 exemplaires numérotés sur Vélin pur chiffon de Lana. La mixité de l'illustration de cet ouvrage provient de la disparition du premier ymagier, Boullaire ayant repris le flambeau en cours de route. Cela n'en demeure pas moins une réussite, et peut-être même cette double vision est-elle plutôt avantageuse pour ce livre raffiné, imprimé dans une typographie très fantaisie (en caractère Auriol spécialement fondu pour cette occasion par Deberny et Peignot) et en deux tons avec de belle marges. Image visible sur site céleste.

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        Hot Rod Magazine. Volumes 1 to 18 (1948-1965)

      Los Angeles: Premedia Specialty Group, Inc., 1948-1987, passim. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED by 10% until Sunday, Sept. 1. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! volumes 1-18, lacking vol. 1#7 and 5#9, otherwise all published for the years 1948 to 1965! Volume 1 nos. 1-6 are the reprint editions which were reissued in 1987 - all other issues are the originals; Complete issues and volumes in original paper wrappers, mostly in publishers portfolios, some age darkening and wear passim, overall very good. Photos available upon request.

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        Skólarím

      Akureyri: Pálmi H. Jónsson, [1948]. Paperback. good/good. Poem for children by Kári Tryggvason and his students the winter 1946-1947. Oddur Björnsson drew the pictures. Former owner's name on cover and front endpapers. Bound in paper wraps, cover and spine a little torn. Weight 246g.

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        Proceedings of a Symposium on Large-Scale Digital Calculating Machinery. Proceedings... Jointly sponsored by the Navy Department Bureau of Ordnance and Harvard University a the Computation Laboratory 7-10 January 1947

      Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. [2 - 1st blank], xxix (including frontis), [1-blank], [1]-302 pages. Publishers navy blue cloth, with minor bump to base near spine. Dust jacket is edgeworn with small edge tears and minor loss at corners and head/tail of spine panel. Also has some soiling at the flap folds. Even so it presents nicely on the shelf. Volume XVI in the Annals of the Computation Laboratory of Harvard University. Publishes papers from the "first full-scale symposium on electronic and electro-mechanical digital computers. The symposium took place more than a year after the first postwar conference on mechanical and electronic computation techniques, held at MIT in October 1945, for which no proceedings were published." Howard Aiken, head of Harvard's Computation Laboratory, organized the conference. The papers cover aspects of computer design, construction, operation, and emerging applications. The proceedings offer one of the most comprehensive pictures of this rapidly emerging field in the post-war years. Seven of the papers here presented are listed separately in Hook & Norman's Origins of Cyberspace, and the members and attendees of the Symposium represent a veritable "Who's Who" of distinguished contributing scientists, mathematicians, and engineers (Aiken, Mauchly, Goldstine and Forrester spoke among others, with Turing, Hopper, and many other luminaries in attendance). Topics ranged from credible memory devices to important early machines - aspects of the Mark I and II, Whirlwind, ENIAC, and EDVAC style machines are all discussed. While the earliest computer history work tends to the theoretical, this symposium had much of the practical side to offer. This copy from the library of Harvard physicist and symposium participant Harry R. Mimno (his signature on front pastedown). Uncommon in dust jacket. Origins of Cyberspace 414 (also 553, 609, 848, 902, 913, 924, 1136) TEMPORARILY ON SALE PER CONSIGNOR.

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        Proceedings of a Symposium on Large-Scale Digital Calculating Machinery. Proceedings. Jointly sponsored by the Navy Department Bureau of Ordnance and Harvard University a the Computation Laboratory 7-10 January 1947

      Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1948 - [2 - 1st blank], xxix (including frontis), [1-blank], [1]-302 pages. Publishers navy blue cloth, with minor bump to base near spine. Dust jacket is edgeworn with small edge tears and minor loss at corners and head/tail of spine panel. Also has some soiling at the flap folds. Even so it presents nicely on the shelf. Volume XVI in the Annals of the Computation Laboratory of Harvard University. Publishes papers from the "first full-scale symposium on electronic and electro-mechanical digital computers. The symposium took place more than a year after the first postwar conference on mechanical and electronic computation techniques, held at MIT in October 1945, for which no proceedings were published." Howard Aiken, head of Harvard's Computation Laboratory, organized the conference. The papers cover aspects of computer design, construction, operation, and emerging applications. The proceedings offer one of the most comprehensive pictures of this rapidly emerging field in the post-war years. Seven of the papers here presented are listed separately in Hook & Norman's Origins of Cyberspace, and the members and attendees of the Symposium represent a veritable "Who's Who" of distinguished contributing scientists, mathematicians, and engineers (Aiken, Mauchly, Goldstine and Forrester spoke among others, with Turing, Hopper, and many other luminaries in attendance). Topics ranged from credible memory devices to important early machines - aspects of the Mark I and II, Whirlwind, ENIAC, and EDVAC style machines are all discussed. While the earliest computer history work tends to the theoretical, this symposium had much of the practical side to offer. This copy from the library of Harvard physicist and symposium participant Harry R. Mimno (his signature on front pastedown). Uncommon in dust jacket. Origins of Cyberspace 414 (also 553, 609, 848, 902, 913, 924, 1136) TEMPORARILY ON SALE PER CONSIGNOR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        August Strindbergs brev I-XIV.

      - Del I-XV utgivna av Torsten Eklund. Bonniers 1948-1976. Ca 380 s./vol. Strindbergssällskapets skrifter. Linneklotband, omslagen medbundna. Exlibris Johannes Lehman. 14 vol. 23,5 x 16 cm.[#\112797]

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        Première visite de Marcel Proust *

      Éditions du Cheval Ailé chez P.Cailler, Genève 14.7.1948. - Broché 27 x 18, couverture imprimée rempliée. Bel ouvrage à typographie bicolore, pour moitié constitué, après le texte de Morand, de lettres inédites de Proust datant de 1916-1917. Emouvants souvenirs d'une rencontre qui allait durer jusqu'à sa disparition, l'auteur participant à sa veillée mortuaire. Ce livre, forcément rare même sous nos latitudes, fut achevé de rédaction à Territet le Jour des Morts 1946. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 171 exemplaires sur vélin de Montval (55) à la main Camson & Montgolfier, seul tirage sur lequel 21 furent lettrés et hors commerce, le solde étant numéroté.

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        L' Europe russe annoncée par Dostoïevsky *

      P.Cailler, Genève 2.9.1948. - Broché, couverture imprimée. Tête un peu insolée et petiote (c'est du vaudois, mais somme toute, l' Paul vivait bien à Vevey non ?) tache en queue. Ce petit livre du diplomate, qui prend ses racines dans l'épilepsie et se termine dans l'écume du "Journal d'un Ecrivain", fit-il quelque vague à l'époque ? Nous ne sommes pas assez calés sur la question historique pour nous en faire une idée précise.L'édition courante, qui ne l'est pas tant, est également disponible sur demande, tirée sur ce papier teinté que l'éditeur semblait apprécier tout particulièrement. Édition originale. L'un des 50 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Vélin et 1'120 Chamois dont de Chapelle.

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        Wine, Women, and Words (First Edition, inscribed by Henry Miller)

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1948 - First Edition, No. 1451 of an unknown number of copies SIGNED by the author. Additionally INSCRIBED by Henry Miller on the front endpaper: "To me S.D. [Salvador Dali] is a prick of the first water, I know, from intimate contact. May he live to screw himself! / Henry Miller / 1/31/73 / Especially inscribed for / Pierre Sicari / recently of Corsica."Sicari was Miller's barber, friend, and confidant, as well as one of the foremost Miller collectors in the world. An interesting and colorful description, as Miller knew Dali through the 1930s and 40s and, by some accounts, truly did not like him.Very Good plus without a dust jacket as issued. Small dampstain to the front page edge, minor splitting to the edges, and light soil. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE NAKED AND THE DEAD

      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

      New York : Rinehart, 1948. 1st edition, 1st issue. Physical desc. : 721 p : map ; 22 cm. Subject: World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction. SIGNED, with a 4-line inscription by the author (dated 1968). Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The Naked and the Dead (First Edition, with signed card)

      New York: Rinehart, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. A Fine, in a Near Fine dust jacket with slight and uniform toning to the jacket spine panel. Card SIGNED by Mailer laid in. A very attractive copy of the author's fragile first book, a stunning debut which ranks among the best American war novels ever written. Burgess 99.

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        The Naked and The Dead

      New York: Rinehart and Company, 1948. First edition. Hardcover. His classic first novel which remains one of best war novels. A very near fine copy with some very minor wear to the bottom edge of the paper covered boards in an about near fine price clipped dust jacket that has some very minor wear and a small stain at the base of the spine that is only visible from the verso.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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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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        Bird’s Eye View of the Town of Nantucket, State of Massachusetts. Looking Southwest

      This is a 1948 reprint by Wm. O. Lincoln of the original view, published in 1881, done by J.J. Stoner and published by Beck & Pauli. The original was sepia toned. This reprint has been colored, and the colors show wonderfully over the sepia toned paper. A few age spots, but generally in very good condition. Lest we forget, 1948 is a while back, too, and this print is genuinely scarce. Matted and shrinkwrapped on foam core.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        La Femme que j'ai assassinée (Original French Film Poster)

      1948. Original French "affiche" poster the 1948 film, "La Femme que j'ai assassinée," based a story by Charles Exbrayat and starring Charles Vanel. Near Fine condition, 47 x 63 inches, on linen.

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        FISH in the Air

      Viking Press / Junior Literary Guild, New York 1948 - The Viking Press / Junior Literary Guild 1948. New York. 28 pages. Caldecott honor/runner-up recipient for 1949. Bright and beautiful, both book and original rare DJ. Book shows light rubbing to edges and tiny minuscule crack to exterior gutter near base of spine. You would need to look closely to find it and has no effect on the appearance or integrity of book whatsoever, rather, hyper-critical disclosure. Inside front panel has a neatly written name and address with the date Feb 1947. DJ is bright and attractive. A couple of closed tears as well as rubbing along edges. A small faint stain to upper right front of DJ. Minor chipping along edges. DJ is housed in a fresh removable mylar wrapper. Some of the white in the pics is camera flash reflecting off of the DJ protector. An incredible copy of a very rare title of a classic children''s book. Even more incredible is the existence and preservation of the original DJ! Rare in every aspect. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        I Was a Doctor in Auschwitz

      New York; (1948): International Universities Press Inscribed by Dr. Perl, a photograph of the doctor is laid in. Dr. Perl was a Jewish gynaecologist from Romaniawa was transported in 1944 to Auschwitz, where she was put to work in the infirmary. In the years since the war, her role as a physician in Auschwitz has led her work to be cast under ethical scrutiny: Perl has been simultaneously considered a murderer by some and a saint by others. To fully understand her roll she had written this book She states "I offer this book as a monument commemoratin the events of the years 1940-1945, commemorating Nazi bestiality, Nazi sadism, Nazi inhumanity and the death of theri six million innocent Jewish victims.............which will stand forever to rmind the world of this shameful phase of history...." Upon reading the manuscript, Eleanor Roosevelt says "This is an extraordinarily interesting and horrible manuscript, and I think it should not only be published but read by as many people as possible." 189pp., bound in lue cloth, spine lettering in dark blue, some werast to spine ends, in unclipped, edge worn and chipped pictorial dust jacket.. First Edition. Octavo.

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        Painting as a Pastime

      London, Odhams Press. 1948., 1948. FIRST EDITION in book form. With 18 colour plates, plus monochrome photographic frontispiece. Publisher's original beige cloth. Very good copy, minor bumping and wear to extremities, shallow edgewear and creasing to the extremities of the dustwrapper. Inscribed by Churchill to front flyleaf. "From Winston S. Churchill". A handsome copy of one of the more accessible pieces of Churchilliana to find signed.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Naked and the Dead

      New York: Rinehart and Company, 1948. First edition of the author's first book. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page and also signed by the author on the title page. Thick octavo. Some very light rubbing to the boards, else very good in a very good first issue dust jacket. Norman Mailer claimed to have four books on his desk while he wrote The Naked and the Dead: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Wolfe's Of Time and the River, Dos Passos' U.S.A. and Farrell's Studs Lonigan. It was with this tongue partly in cheek that he asserted that the "overspirit is Tolstoy, the rococo comes out of Dos Passos, the fundamental slogging style from Farrell and the occasional overrich descriptions from Wolfe.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Raintree County (Signed First Edition)

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Basis for the 1957 film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, and Eve Marie Saint. Taylor was nominated for an Oscar for her lead role, along with three more nominations for the film.& & Near Fine in a Very Good plus, price-clipped dust jacket. Light shelfwear, and even toning throughout. Jacket spine moderately faded, with several small chips at the top edge, and a few tiny closed tears at the extremities. & & Jacket art by John V. Morris.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Histoire du temps passé ou Contes. La Belle au bois dormant. La Barbe-Bleue. Cendrillon. Illustrés par Henry Lemarié

      Paris: Jean Porson, 1948. Livre. Illus. by Lemarié, Henry. Très bon. En Feuilles. Ed. originale. Grand In-8. Paris, Jean Porson, 1948-1950. 3 volumes, 26 x 18 cm, grand in-8°, en feuilles, sous couvertures crème imprimées et rempliées et sous coffrets cartonnés de l'éditeur ornés d'une large pièce de titre illustrée en couleurs. (I) 41 pp. + 3 ff. n. ch. ; (II) 25 pp. + 3 ff. n. ch. ; (III) 33 pp. + 3 ff. n. ch. Au total, 109 miniatures en couleurs, dont 4 à pleine page. En-têtes, bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe gravés sur bois. Chaque volume est enrichi d'une SUITE en noir des illustrations, sous portefeuille imprimé. Nous joignons : (1) Le fascicule de présentation de la collection, reprenant 5 illustrations en couleurs utilisées dans La Belle au bois dormant (15 pp. ; (2) le catalogue de l'éditeur (8 ff n. ch., plaquette à l'italienne, cousue). Première édition des illustrations. L'un des 60 exemplaires sur Rives avec les suites en noir : n° 61. Complet, puisque sur les 5 titres annoncés seuls trois furent publiés. Le chef-d'oeuvre de Lemarié, introuvable avec les suites et dans ses coffrets d'origine. Superbe exemplaire, immaculé, à l'exception du premier coffret, très légèrement défraîchi. (Monod, 9014).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Histoire du temps passé ou Contes : La Belle au bois dormant, La Barbe-Bleue, Cendrillon. Illustrés par Henry Lemarié

      Paris: Jean Porson, 1948. Livre. Illus. by Henry Lemarié. Très bon. En Feuilles. Grand In-8. Paris, Jean Porson, 1948-1950. 3 volumes grand in-8, 26 x 18 cm, 41 (6) pp. - 25 (6) pp. - 33 (7) pp., en feuilles, sous couvertures crème imprimées et rempliées et sous coffrets cartonnés de l'éditeur ornés d'une large pièce de titre illustrée en couleurs. Au total, 109 miniatures en couleurs, dont 4 à pleine page. En-têtes, bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe gravés sur bois. Première tirage des illustrations de Lemarié. L'un des 2000 exemplaires numérotés sur Rives (la numérotation est différente pour le dernier volume). On joint les deux prospectus de l'édition, celui en noir (tiré à 2000 exemplaires) et celui en couleurs (tiré à 1000 exemplaires), reprenant chacun 5 illustrations pour La Belle au bois dormant, dont celle de couverture (16 pp. chaque). Réputé rare malgré un tirage important. Bel exemplaires malgré de très légères rousseurs aux pièces de titre des coffrets (les marges de celle du premier coffret sont brunies). (MONOD, 9014) (2 kg).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        The Pisan Cantos

      New York: New Directions,, 1948. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Chinese characters in the text. Ends gently bumped, very faint spotting to the first blank, an excellent copy in the tanned jacket with small chips to ends and corners, and a small perforation to the centre of front panel. First edition, first printing, of the greatest (certainly the most read) instalment to Pound's lifetime poetic project, "The Cantos", composed while incarcerated in a prison camp near Pisa for his treasonous broadcasts on the Rome Radio.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mabinogion a New Translation from the White Book of Rhydderch and the Red Book of Hergest

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1948 In red half morocco over a golden cloth, image and titles in gilt, lightly soiled, corners bumped. Internally, bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with their stamp to base of fpd, no other inscriptions etc, faintest of browning to blank edges, frontis, engraved titlepage in black and orange ink, 266 pp, [1], an edition of 550, 20 full page B&W plates by Braby plus the titlepage, teg, others uncut. A New translation from the White Book of Rhydderch and the Red Book of Hergest. A lovely production! (Dorothy Paul Braby, 1909-1987, born in London. She studied wood engraving under John Farleigh at the Central School of Art and Design, continuing her art studies in Florence and Paris.)

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        Der Monat. (Zusatz bis Band 32 / 1963/64: Eine internationale Zeitschrift). Herausgeber Melvin J. Lasky, Helmuth Jaesrich, Fritz René Allemann, Peter Härtling, Klaus Happrecht. Jahrgang 1 / 1948 - 22 / 1970 = Band 1 - 44. Berlin, Frankfurt/M. usw

      Hamburg, Wegner 1948 -1970. 26 cm. 44 Bände mit zahlreichen Abb., gebunden in originalen Einbanddecken - King S. 28 - Autoren unter anderem: T. W. Adorno, F. R. Allemann, H. Arendt, G. Blöcker, F. Bondy, F. Borkenau, W. Brandt, M. Gasser, O. Häcker, R. Hagelstange, F. Hayek, T. Heuss, F. Hochwälder, S. Hook, H. Jaesrich, K. Kaspers, E. Keller, E. Kogon, R. Lauret, J. G. Leithäuser, A. Lernet-Holenia, F. Lion, R. Loewenthal, H. Lüthy, Th. Mann, W. Merhing, P. de Mendelssohn, E. Reger, E. Reuter, W. Röpke, M. Rychner, P. Schmid, J. Schumpeter, H. Spiel, E. Tillich, A. Weber, P. Bender, O. F. Best, N. Born, I. Drewitz, G. Grass, J. Günther, P. Härtling, K. Harpprecht, R. Hartung, H. Heißenbüttel, H. E. Holthusen, J. Kaiser, J. Lind, H. Lindemann, J. Nolte, H. P. Piwitt, M. Sperber, D. Sternberger, P. Szondi, F. Torberg, H. Vormweg, J.P. Wallmann, G. Wohmann, R. Aron, J. Czapski, J. Girandeaux, E. Ionesco, G. F. Kennan, A. Koestler, M. L. Lasky, W. Lippmann, N. Mailer, L. Marcuse, G. Orwell, Chr. Raud, N. Sarraute, J. P. Sartre, I. Silone, S. Sontag, J. Steinbeck, A. J. P. Taylor, A. J. Toynbee, H. R. Trevor-Roper, Th. Wilder. Jeweils Halbjahresbände zu 6 Heften. Erstdrucke von Thomas Mann: Briefe an René Schickele (Heft 158 Seiten 45 ff. Potempa C 93,1), Sommer 1914 (Heft 4 Seiten 72 ff. Potempa D 10,39), Dem Dichter zu Ehren. Franz Kafka und "Das Schloß" (Heft 8/9 Seiten 66 ff. Potempa G 747.2), Die Entstehung des Doktor Faustus (Heft 6 Seiten 79 ff. Potempa G 1027.10), An die "Saturday Review of Literature" (Heft 6 Seiten 77 f. Potempa 1036.2), Goethe, das deutsche Wunder (Heft 11 Seiten 13 ff. Potempa 1044.2), Abschied von Emil Oprecht (Heft 51 Seiten 334 f. Potempa 1130.2). - Bibliotheksschildchen auf Rücken, sonst gute Exemplare. -

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        NOW IS THE PLACE

      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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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