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        August Strindbergs brev.

      I-XXII. Stockholm, A. Bonniers boktryckeri respektive Arlöv, Berlings respektive Uddevalla, Media Print, 1948-2001. 22 volymer. Volym 1-15 häftade med lätt nötta omslag, resterande delar i oklbd med skyddsomslag. Del 1 med reva längs ryggen nedtill på främre omslaget. Del 8 med svag fläck på ryggen. Ryggarna och omslagen i olika grad gulnade, delvis på grund av skiftande papperskvaliteter, skyddsomslagens ryggar på volym 16 och 17 dock särdeles gulnade. Enstaka blyertsunderstrykningar samt diskreta blyertsnoteringar på preliminärblad. Del 1-5 och 7-9 med dedikation från Torsten Eklund till Nils Afzelius.. Strindbergssällskapets skrifter. De första 15 delarna (1948-76) utgavs av Torsten Eklund, resterande volymer av Björn Meidal. Komplett svit där sista delen avslutas med ett generalregister

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        The Loved One

      U K Chapman and Hall 1948. LARGE PAPER EDITION No 110 of 250 copies. Inscribed by the author 'Mr Charles Tenot's Copy' and signed by Evelyn Waugh and Stuart Boyle (illustrator) Bound in Green Buckram with Gilt Lettering to spine TEG.FINE No DW

      [Bookseller: Barnoble-books]
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        Ji Xuan Dong Ze Mao (Chinese) (i.e. The Anthology [or Selected Writings] of Mao Ze Dong).

      (China, May) 1948. 8vo. Orig. red full cloth w. blindstamped portrait of Mao and gilt title to both front board and spine, gilding on spine almost worn off. Spine faded, worn at capitals and hinges. Inner hinges somewhat crudely strengthned. Overall wear to binding. Internally fine. An overallgood copy of a book that cannot be expected to be found in good condition. (3) ff. (i.e. half-title, Title-page and the mounted portarit of the young Mao), XVI, 999, (1) pp., 1 f. (colophon). Text-illustrations and diagrams.. The very scarce anthology of the writings of Chairman Mao, printed in 1948, the year preceding the founding of the People's Republic of China.In all five editions of Mao's selected writings are said to have been published in various "Liberated Area" locations around China between 1944 and 1948, and they are all very scarce. Perhaps not even five editions were published, and most of them are only known in incomplete form. Most still existing copies are in terrible condition. This 1948 anthology was printed in merely 20.000 copies (colophon), which is an extremely small number in China, and only a small part of these still exist.Mao was chairman of the Communist Party of China from 1945 - 1976, and it is not until 1949, after the liberation of Peking, that the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party formed a committee to prepare and organize an authoritative version of Mao's writings; -it is that later "Selected Works" in four volumes (a fifth followed later), printed 1951-60 (and 1977) that becomes the foundation for "The Quotations of Chairman Mao", "Mao's Little Red Book", which is often referred to as the "Chinese Bible". Together with the bible, the Quotations is the most printed book ever (it also holds the world record of most copies printed of a single work in under four years - 720 million copies by the end of 1967)

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        The Corolla

      University of Alabama Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama. 1947-1948. Two volumes of the yearbook of the University of Alabama, where Harper Lee studied law between 1945 and 1949. The 1947 Corolla shows Lee as editor of the humor magazine Rammer Jammer, sitting on the Board of Publications, voted one of the "campus personalities," pictured as a student of law, a member of Chi Omega and of Triangle, an honor society of seniors who guide freshmen. In all, at least a half dozen pictures of Lee. Wear to the edges, rubbing to the joints; near fine. The 1948 Corolla only pictures Lee as a campus personality. She is not otherwise mentioned in organizations or classes. Before completing her degree requirements, Lee left law school for New York City, where she worked as an airline reservations clerk and wrote fiction. Check marks in text; board edges worn; very good. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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        Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action.New York: American Telephoen and Telegraph Company, 1949. First edition.

      The first comprehensive report on the transistor; one of the most important inventions of the 20th Century. <br/><br/> The invention of the transistor was first announced in three short letters by Bardeen, Brattain, Shockley, and Pearson, in The Physical Review (July 1948). The following year Bardeen and Brattain published the more comprehensive report 'Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action'. This paper was simultaneously published, the same month, in The Physical Review and Bell System Technical Journal. Offered here is the Bell printing [no priority established]. In 1956 Bardeen and Brattain shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with William Shockley "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect". Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, no. 450.<br/><br/> In 1972 Bardeen again received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his part in the development of the theory of superconductivity (BCS-theory), and thus became the only person, until this day, to receive the Nobel Prize more than once in the same field.. Contained in The Bell System Technical Journal, Volume XXVIII, No. 2, p.239-277. The complete issue offered here in original printed wrappers, spine strip with some light creasing, otherwise fine. Owner's signature of Swedish engineer and inventor Regnar Holfrid Svensson to the front wrapper

      [Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books]
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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&#39;s. The series was more or less an annual collections of the best poetry of each year & was of colossal importance in the 1950&#39;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&#39;s slip present. The Reaney is signed & the Glassco is a fine inscribed presentation copy. Nine volumes. While individual volumes of several titles are quite common, a few are very scarce & complete sets are difficult to assemble. $2650. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Illus. by Paul Arthur.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Intruder in the Dust

      Random House New York: Random House. 1948. First. First edition. Spine lettering a trifle rubbed else fine in a bright, fine dustwrapper. A nice copy of this novel about murder and the mass mind, the popularity of which was instrumental in gaining Faulkner the Nobel Prize. Basis for the 1949 Clarence Brown film, considered one of the most powerful films about racial prejudice ever made. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Lancelot and Elaine: being the eighth to the twentieth chapters of the eighteenth book of Sir Thomas Malory&#39;s Le Morte Darthur with engravings by Joan Hassall

      Pigotts, near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire: Hague and Gill, 1948. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. 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&#39;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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        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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        The Creation: The First Eight Chapters of Genesis. Woodcuts by Frans Masereel

      Verona: Officina Bodoni / Pantheon, 1948. First Edition. Folio (39cm). Original printed cream wrappers with unprinted glassine dustwrapper; publisher&#39;s slipcase. One of 100 copies with English text (of a total edition of 126), hand-printed by Hans Mardersteig on Fabriano hand-made paper. With 24 original woodcut illustrations by Frans Masereel. Upper edge of slipcase partially detached, else fine, retaining the original glassine which is slightly darkened with a few tiny losses to spine panel. Very fresh internally, with strong, dark impressions throughout. From the library of Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with estate label tipped on to inside front cover. & & A major production of Mardersteig&#39;s Officina Bodoni, and a great example of Masereel&#39;s later, more expressionistic and less angular graphic style. Quite scarce, especially in fine condition. MARDERSTEIG 88.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Towboat River

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1948. First Edition. Quarto (27cm). Brown cloth boards lettered in silver; 295pp; illus. Inscribed on front endpaper to Ben and Bernarda Shahn: "For Bernarda - because she comes from the river country; For Ben - because he might like some of the language; For both - because they understand what this book tried to do," signed "Ed Rosskam" and dated May 1953. A shaken copy, covers dusted and spine faded; Good or better, lacking dustwrapper. & & Rosskam&#39;s photo-documentary of maritime culture on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. The work is highly reminiscent of Rosskam&#39;s photographs for the FSA in the thirties, and the book is in fact dedicated to Rosskam and Shahn&#39;s old boss at the FSA, Roy Stryker. Not the prettiest copy around, but a wonderful long inscription and a terrific association.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Westward Ha! or Around the World in Eighty Clichés. Drawings by Hirschfeld

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1948. Later Printing. Octavo. Yellow cloth boards; dustjacket; 159pp. Presentation inscription on front endpaper to Ben Shahn: "For Ben / this somber record of escapism and peevish ululation, with homage / Sid," dated May, 1961. From the library of Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with estate label tipped on to front pastedown.& & A later (sixth) printing, no better than Very Good in the original pictorial dustjacket, but a great association and a wonderful inscription.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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      [New York]. [13 September 1948].. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 25.3 x 17 cm (9 7/8 x 6 2/4 inches). Matted. Old mat mounting tape on verso, else near fine. A striking and characteristic portrait by Van Vechten of the American novelist, seated, left-profile, dating from the year of his breakthrough success with THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. With Van Vechten&#39;s studio stamp on the verso, his blindstamp in the corner, and with his assistant&#39;s manuscript subject identification, negative number and date in ink. The date is carelessly written as &#39;1940.&#39; None of Van Vechten&#39;s portraits of Mailer are included in PORTRAITS (1978), but a different image from the same sitting is present in the LC Van Vechten Portrait archive. KELLNER G827.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Genesis 1948: The First Arab-Israeli War

      With a signed author presentation in the month of issue, carefully done in pen & blue ink for Clark Clifford, an important author source on international recognition for the State of Israel, cited on twenty five pages including the acknowledgments for use of his diaries and files and the bibliography for use of the White House files on Palestine. Clifford, as special counsel to President Truman and chief of his 1948 re-election campaign was a key figure in the decision making process that resulted in the President granting defacto status to Israel May 14, 1948: de jure diplomatic recognition was formalized January 31, 1949. PRESENTATION: on the front endpaper in large clear script, inscription stating; "To Clark Clifford-with gratitude for your cooperation-warmest regards"; signed in full, dated June 15, 1970. CLARK CLIFFORD: cited pages xiv-xv in the acknowledgments, p. 734 in the bibliography, and pp. 86-99 in Chapter Three, "Struggle in Washington", also on p. 213, pp. 215-217, pp. 251-253, p. 574, and p. 635. Under President Truman, Clifford was instrumental in organizing the Marshall Plan and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He is also credited with drafting the 1947 legislation that created the Defense Department and the Central Intelligence Agency. He advised the Kennedy family during the 1960 presidential campaign and headed President-elect Kennedy's transition team. After McNamara's resignation, Clifford served as President Lyndon Johnson's secretary of defense for the final 10 months of the Johnson administration and is credited with a principal role in laying the groundwork for the negotiations that led to the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. During the Carter administration Clifford sought to mediate the Turkish-Greek dispute over Cyprus and advised President Carter on the Panama Canal treaty. In his memoirs, "Counsel to the President", co-authored with Richard Holbrooke (1991), he speaks at length of his role in supporting diplomatic recognition for Israel. CONDITION DETAIL: Presentation is fine, ink bright, endpaper clean, head at gutter with small crimp. Pages: clean and bright: later pages with gentle bottom tip bend and pp. 369-37 with a fold-over tip crease. Photo Suite: fine. Boards: clean: lower corners lightly bumped. Binding: excellent. Jacket: slight rubs some soiling, upper side has near center a 2 x 1.5 inches half-moon shape light stain, and at center of bottom edge, a .5 x .75 inches triangular chip with adjacent closed vertical tear. FORMAT: Publisher's carolina blue cloth boards in sewn binding, black & white letters on spine, upper side with stamped inkless letters and a Star of David and lighted candle decoration and the white paper jacket with identical star and candle decoration repeated, title on upper side and spine in blue, black, and red letters, author biographical note with thumbnail b/w portrait photo on lower side, jacket sleeved now in a protective plastic wrapper. SIZE: 235 x 165 mm (9.5 x 6.5 inches). PAGINATION: Complete; xviii, 750 pages, eighteen chapters in three parts, 1) Civil War, 2) Invasion, and 3) The Counteroffensive with epilogue, notes, bibliography, and index, illustrated with fifteen maps and 32 pages of b/w photographs of Israeli and Arab war participants. A significant history, ("This book tells the story of the Arab-Israeli war for the first time." [Preface, p. ix]), colorfully written by an experienced journalist, but with many published firsts, including his recounting of the Battle of Qastal and utilizing many hundreds of interviews and extensive archival research. Among his findings, that no broadcast order from an Arab authority was issued to flee Palestine, the first fact-based refutation of this widely reported myth. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        Le Chant des Morts. Lithographs by Pablo PICASSO

      Paris: Teriade, 1948, first Picasso edition, number 222 of 250 examples (total edition 270) on velin d&#39;Arches paper, signed in pencil on the justification page by Pablo Picasso and Pierre Reverdy; illustrated with 125 original lithographs by Picasso, including 2 for the cover. 125+ loose leaves in chemise and slipcase; all leaves with tissue guards; overall size 17.5 x 13.5 in. (43 x 33 cm). This book is notorious for its extensive foxing and offsetting, and this is the first time in some twenty years that we acquired a copy with no foxing. &#148;Collaboration between Picasso and Teriade began in the days when the young Greek was in charge of the modern section of Christian Zervos&#39;s Cahiers d&#39;Art. It continued through 1933-36, when Teriade worked with Albert Skira on Minotaure, another well known art review. When Teriade began his own artistic and literary magazine, Verve, in 1937, he was to devote three entire issues to Picasso, the first of these appearing in April 1948. In spite of these contacts, and continually renewed friendship between the two men, the opportunity of collaborating on an illustrated book occurred only once. On this occasion, Picasso was to create a new type of book illustration. On January 5, 1945 Reverdy finished a series of 43 poems he called &#39;Le Chant des Morts&#39;. At first, Picasso thought he would illustrate the text in the usual way - that is, with illustrations separated from the text. The artist changed his mind, however, and decided instead to illustrate Reverdy&#39;s text page by page, in the manner of the old illuminated manuscripts. Picasso perceived Reverdy&#39;s large handwriting, which filled the pages without crowding them, as an arrangement of little black signs which he could complete with large red strokes resembling oriental calligraphy. The manuscript is thus illuminated, which gives a ritual, religious character to the work.&#148; - Cramer 50. Other references: Bloch 524; Mourlot 117; Monod 9676; Rauch 70.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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        122 Farvefotografier. Iagttagelser ved K. Helmer-Petersen/122 Colour Photographs. Observations by K. Helmer-Petersen.

      Schoenberg Publishers. Copenhagen, no date [1948]. Large 4to. No pagination. Illustrated with colour photographs throughout. Publisher's boards with dust wrappers. Fine.. Michael Parr 'The Photo Book. A History, volume 1.', pp. 202-203. Ingrid Fischer Jonge '28 danske fotobøger'.** With this impressive volume, Danish photographer Keld Helmer-Petersen (1920-) got an international breakthrough. The book is considered as the gateway of modernism into Danish photography. *** Inscribed by Keld (Helmer-Petersen) to his former publisher, Godfred (Hartmann)

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        The Second World War / Winston S. Churchill [complete in 6 volumes]

      Boston : Houghton Mifflin (1948-1953), 1948. 1st American Edition. Physical desc.: 6 v. : illus. ; 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. The gathering storm. -- v. 2. Their finest hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The hinge of fate. -- v. 5. Closing the ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and tragedy. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes. Summary: Winston Churchill&#39;s six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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

      London, Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1948-54., 1948. All First Editions. 6 volumes. 8vo. With several maps. Finely bound in half deep maroon oasis morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt &#39;lion rampant&#39; tooling to spine, matching cloth boards, top edges gilt. A very attractive set. &#39;This is not history; this is my case&#39;. The author&#39;s most famous work, and the books that brought most readers to Churchill. Woods A123(b). Langworth 264. See also Cohen

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Second World War / Winston S. Churchill [complete in 6 volumes]

      London : Cassell (1948-1954), 1948. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 6 v. : illus. ; 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. The gathering storm. -- v. 2. Their finest hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The hinge of fate. -- v. 5. Closing the ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and tragedy. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes. Errata and corrigenda slip tipped in at p.610, vol. 1. Summary: Winston Churchill&#39;s six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. Fine cloth copies in very good, slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrappers, now mylar-sleeved. Some foxing evident to page edges of vols. 1 & 2. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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

      London: Cassell & Co., Ltd, 1948 - 54. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 6 volumes. Bound in 1/2 dark blue morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt. A beautiful set in mint condition.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        The Second World War. Inscribed to Nellie Soames in Volume 2: Their Finest Hour

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948-1954., 1948. 6 volumes; 8vo. First US Editions. Vol. II being an INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY, with presentation inscription to the flyleaf: &#39;To / Nellie Soames / from / Winston S. Churchill / 1949&#39;. A sound set in bright dust wrappers, price-clipped, a little rubbed and a little frayed to head and spines. Shows extremely well. All 6 US First Editions pre-date the UK issues. Nellie Soames was a relative of Christopher Soames, who became WSC&#39;s son-in-law. Their family seat was Sheffield Park in East Sussex. Woods A123(b). Langworth 264. See also Cohen

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd.,, 1948&#150;54. [The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.] 6 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges stained red. With the dust jackets. With diagrams and tables throughout the text. Some typical light, sporadic foxing, top stains slightly faded, but an excellent set in dust jackets, vol. I, II and IV price clipped. First editions, first impressions. Inscribed by Winston Churchill to Geoffrey Lloyd, 1955, on the front free endpaper of volume VI. Geoffrey Lloyd was Minister of Fuel and Power under Churchill&#39;s leadership 1951-55, later becoming Minister of Education 1957-59 under Harold Macmillan. Churchill&#39;s masterpiece, his monumental history of World War II.

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      London: Cassell & Company, Limited. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1948-54. First Edition. Hardcover. Volumes show wear to DJ including chipping and occasional small tears. Volumes three and five have a slight seperation at title page. Volume one has a small bookseller&#39;s sticker in front pastedown ; INSCRIBED by Churchill to Geoffrey Lloyd, dated 1954 between flyleaf and half-title page of volume six ; 8vo .

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        The Second World War

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948-1954., 1948. INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY. All First Editions. 6 volumes; 8vo. With several maps. Tinted top edges and head bands, signifying true first edition. Very good in dust-wrappers (displaying chips and tears and a little sunning). INSCRIBED and fully SIGNED in volume 1 to Joseph Thorndike, editor of Life magazine, where the book first appeared as a serial. Woods A123(b). Langworth 264. See also Cohen

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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. Octavo. Original brown, green, blue, maroon and red cloth, titles to spines in gilt or silver. With the dust jackets. Boards lightly rubbed and bumped to edges, dust jackets lightly rubbed and nicked to corners, white back panels lightly toned. First editions, first impressions. Europe Unite (1950) is inscribed by the author "To Donald Wolfit from Winston S. Churchill". The celebrated actor-manager Donald Wolfit (1902&#150;1968) was appointed CBE in 1950 and knighted on his retirement in 1957 (though he immediately reversed his decision and embarked on one final tour), the first British actor to be twice honoured.

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        Femme Au Fauteuil no. 1 (d&#39;apres le rouge) - Armchair Woman no. 1. Lithograph by Pablo PICASSO (Bloch 586; Mourlot 134; Reusse 413)

      Paris, 1948/49, lithograph on Arches wove paper; pen, brush, scraper, sandpaper on zinc, 3rd state of transfer, with the total of 5 proof impressions, usually recorded as unsigned; our example is inscribed &#148;epreuve d&#39;artiste&#148; and (possibly uniquely) signed in pencil by Pablo Picasso bottom right. Full margins; image size 27-1/2 x 21-5/8 in. (69.7 x 54.8 cm); sheet size 30 x 22-1/4 in. (76.1 x 56.4 cm). Two edges with tiny (invisible) fox marks; margins clean and even, no usual losses; overall in excellent condition; museum quality framed with non-reflective glass, handcarving and hand-applied gilt by Fred Baker. References: Bloch 586; Mourlot 134/III; Reusse, &#148;The Huizinga Collection&#148; 413; Bernd Rau 386; &#148;Picasso, 55 Years&#133;&#148; 141. Our impression with exceptionally strong provenance: 1) Villa Grisebach (Berlin, 2004); 2) Claudia von Shilling collection (Von Shilling was a senior art expert at Hauswedell in Hanover and Villa Grisebach in Berlin until her death in 2003); 3) Georges Bloch collection.

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      Mies (Vaud), Genève: N. Rauch. 1948-1964. sales catalogues, 8vo.; auction catalogues, large 8vo., cloth with paper or leather spine labels; stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated.. Text in French. Large lot of publications from the mid-century Geneva bookseller Nicolas Rausch. All of these titles were printed in limited editions, generally numbering between 1,000 and 1,500 copies. Includes sales catalogues printed between 1948 and 1961, numbered 1 through 7; auction catalogues from 1952-1962, numbered 1-33 (no. 2 missing), bound in eight volumes, with three additional catalogues from the early 1960s in stiff paper wrappers and three slim bulletins. Contains detailed descriptions of thousands of books. Rausch dealt in books dating from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, and his catalogues are arranged chronologically. He also published several special sales catalogues devoted to topics including incunabula, almanacs, botany and natural history books, artists and the book. With copious reproductions of bindings, facsimile pages, and book illustrations, many of which are in color, some are folded. Auctions include the sales of the libraries of W.S. Kundig and Silvain S. Brunschwig. Not limited to books, the auctions also detail the sales of antiquities, architectural drawings, maps, early photography, prints, drawings, paintings and sculpture. Auction results are loosely inserted into the catalogues. Each catalogue is indexed. .

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        THE THIRD MAN .... SECOND DRAFT SCRIPT [wrapper title]

      [Np: London Film Productions for Selznick Releasing Organization], 19 July 1948.. 118 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in typescript blue wrappers, with small script number stamp. Slight sunning at edges of wrappers, else about fine. A "second draft" of this original screenplay by Greene, with uncredited contributions by Orson Welles (who it is said wrote his own dialogue) and Carol Reed, the director. The English production premiered in the UK on 31 August 1949, and opened in the U.S. in February 1950, with distribution through Selznick Releasing Organization. This script is one of a small number of preproduction scripts prepared for use by the latter group. The cast included Joseph Cotton, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard and Allida Valli, and the film was appreciated in its own time via a number of nominations and awards, and appreciated even more considerably by posterity. Greene published an adaptation of the original treatment in 1950, and in 1968, a form of the final script, with production revisions, was published. One of a relatively small number of duplicate copies from the Selznick Archive.

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        The Final War (Signed)

      1948. Original typescript.. Paperclip marks to covers, else fine. . A story written to accompany ten otherwise unrelated science fiction images, each by a different artist. Original ribbon copy typescript, 20 pages, approximately 4-1/2" x 6-1/2", with a number of holograph changes in the author&#39;s hand and with an introduction by Keller. Stringbound and laid into a cardstock wrapper <u>inscribed by the author</u> in 1952. Lloyd Currey&#39;s bibliography of science fiction writers identifies a mimeographed version of this story done in 1949 that does not contain the ten images. The images, he says, had been earlier issued as a portfolio and "are generally not found with, nor are they part of, this booklet." Since the illustrations are tipped into the sheets of this manuscript pamphlet, it suggests that Keller&#39;s introduction -- which thanks the artists for the use of their pictures and hopes "that they will be pleased with the combination" -- was written for this particular, hand-assembled volume, the text of which later became the basis for the mimeographed edition. By all appearances, unique.

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      [Beverly Hills]: Twentieth Century-Fox, 30 August 1948.. [2],132 leaves plus lettered inserts. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in printed studio wrappers. Alternate U.S. title ("The Forbidden Street") handlettered on upper wrapper and spine, checkout slip clipped from prelim, but a very good or better copy. Denoted a "Final Draft" of this adaptation to the screen by Lardner of Margery Sharp&#39;s novel. The film was released the following May, starring Dana Andrews, Maureen O&#39;Hara and Sybil Thorndike under the direction of Jean Negulesco. Lardner was likely at work on this script in the months preceding his call, on 30 October 1947, to testify before the HUAC. He had been discharged by 20th Century-Fox just days before his appearance, and like many of the other uncooperative witnesses associated as the Hollywood Ten, he was sentenced to a term in prison. Given his status as the most highly paid studio writer in Hollywood prior to his dismissal, it seems clear that Fox had little desire to set aside their investment in this film&#39;s script as easily as they set aside the man, as it continued to bear his name.

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        The Universe and Dr. Einstein

      New York: Sloane New York: Sloane, 1948. First edition, first printing. Original publisher&#39;s cloth, dust jacket. Foreword by Einstein. Signed and dated by Einstein to front endpaper: "A. Einstein, 49". Fine in a jacket with minor chipping to the extremities, a few tiny tears, else very good or better.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Portfolio of Williamsburg Restoration Fabrics

      New York: Schumacher 1948 30 pages of which 19 are mounted samples. One of the most elaborate of the sample books these were used in displaying the fabrics designed for the Williamsburg restoration that began in 1953. The Art Institute of Chicago says books of this kind were generally disposed of by the trade and interior designers who would have owned them and used them. (Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies, 1995) Size 53 x 64 cm. Research Library of Paramount Pictures dated November 17, 1948. Only known copies are in the New York Public Library and the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Back hinge is beginning to separate.. Good. Double Elephant - over 25" - 50" tall.

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        Alphabet for Adults

      Beverly Hills: Copley Galleries, (1948). First edition. Upper edge of front cover and more so on lower cover a little browned, else fine. Quarto. Illustrated light tan cloth spine lettered in brown over light brown boards pictorially stamped and lettered in dark brown One of 500 copies. Signed and inscribed by Ray on front free endpaper Legendary Photography, painter, and maker of objects and films, Man Ray was on the most versatile and inventive artists of this century. Born in Philadelphia in 1890, he knew the worlds of Greenwich Village in the avant garde era following the 1913 Armory show; Paris in the 1920&#39;s and 1930&#39;s, where he played a key role in the Dada and Surrealist movements; The Hollywood of the 1940s, where he joined others chased by war from their homes in Europe; and finally, Paris again until his death in 1976. " & Man Ray (August 27, 1890 Ð November 18, 1976), born Emmanuel Radnitzky, was an American artist who spent most of his career in Paris, France. Perhaps best described simply as a modernist, he was a significant contributor to both the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal. Best known in the art world for his avant-garde photography, Man Ray produced major works in a variety of media and considered himself a painter above all. He was also a renowned fashion and portrait photographer. He is noted for his photograms, which he renamed "rayographs" after himself.& & While appreciation for Man Ray&#39;s work beyond his fashion and portrait photography was slow in coming during his lifetime, especially in his native United States, his reputation has grown steadily in the decades since.& In 1999, ARTnews magazine named him one of the 25 most influential artists of the 20th century, citing his groundbreaking photography as well as "his explorations of film, painting, sculpture, collage, assemblage, and prototypes of what would eventually be called performance art and conceptual art" and saying "Man Ray offered artists in all media an example of a creative intelligence that, in its &#39;pursuit of pleasure and liberty,&#39;"ÑMan Ray&#39;s stated guiding principlesÑ"unlocked every door it came to and walked freely where it would." - Wikipedia .

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      New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1948 Publisher Merle Armitage&#39;s Presentation Copy To The Great "Artist Of The Book", E. McKnight-Kauffer With A Follow-Up Inscription McKnight-Kauffer. First Edition. 8vo. Original printed boards, black cloth, spine printed in gilt somewhat rubbed & faded & worn at the tips, top edge marked & lacking the dustwrapper. With Printed photographs of Miller, Durrell & Perles pasted to ffe. Notwithstanding condition issues, A great PUBLISHER&#39;S PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION on the second prelim: "To E. McKnight-Kauffer, Xmas, 1948 from Merle Armitage - further inscribed by Kauffer, to Virginia McCrolan, dated 2/ 18/49 Shifreen & Jackson A66a. A Nice Association Copy.. Signed. 1st Edition.

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      London:: Collins,, 1948. First Edition. Very Good++. SIGNED BY BERNARD DARWIN without personalization on the title page immediately beneath his printed name. A Very Good++ hardback First Edition First Printing with mild spotting edges in a Very Good++ Dust Jacket with mild foxing and edge wear. 8vo. 254 pp.

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        Parler Seul, Poème. Lithographies de Joan MIRO

      Paris: Maeght, 1948-1950, first edition, one of 200 impressions (total edition 253), signed by Tristan Tzara and Joan Miro on the justification page. Tzara&#39;s poem is illustrated by Miro with 72 original lithographs (49 in colors, of which 18 are hors-texte), including covers and slipcase. Overall size 16 x 12 in (41 x 30 cm); page size circa 15 x 11.5 in (38 x 29 cm), 117 loose leaves, printed on Malacca pure rag paper, all leaves with tissue guards; all fit in publisher&#39;s paper folder with an original color lithograph with collage and housed in publisher&#39;s chemise and slipcase; in excellent condition. A 20th century masterpiece by Joan Miro. &#148;The Artist & The Book&#148; 206: &#148;This book represents a particularly effective collaboration between artist and author. Miro&#39;s brilliantly spontaneous and amorphous images, drawn directly on the stone with very few preparatory sketches, have the inventive verve of Tzara&#39;s random verses&#148;. D. Porzio, &#148;Lithography, 200 Years&#133;&#148;, page 233: The lithographs that Miro drew for (Parler Seul) represent one of his most successful undertakings&#148;. Johnson / Stein 127: &#148;Characterized by flowing spontaneity, Miro&#39;s lithographic illustrations in primary colors are perfectly paired with the eclectic verse of Tzara&#148;. Other references: Rauch 165; Stern 77; Soby &#148;Joan Miro&#148; 23; Prevert p.217; Cramer 17; Chapon pp.290-291; Kornfeld 152/135; Mourlot 102-103, 106-175; Monod 10809; Strachan p.339.

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Gilt lettering on spine dulled; dustwrapper with some chipping at the head of the spine and jagged closed tear with no loss on the front panel. Very Good in a near Very Good dustwrapper. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page: "To Harry Elmer Barnes/with best wishes from/Charles A. Lindbergh/August 1948." Harry Elmer Barnes was a prominent American historian who in the late 1930s emerged as a leading isolationist and German apologist defending German foreign policy as a legitimate effort to overthrow the Treaty of Versailles, which Barnes regarded as unfair to Germany. He would later go on to become a pioneer in the Holocaust denial movement. Lindbergh's sympathy to Nazi ideals has been clearly documented.

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      [Philadelphia. ca. 1948].. Dry pigment, mastic varnish, and alcohol, on panel, 25 x 36 inches. Signed lower right: "Riggs." In fine condition, in a burnished gilt wood frame. This remarkable painting by the well-known artist and illustrator, Robert Riggs, depicts famous Cheyenne warrior Roman Nose in battle, dressed in the full regalia of the Elk Soldier warrior society. A dramatic, powerful image, it is one of a handful of paintings by Riggs. Robert Riggs (1896- 1970) was in his heyday one of the best-known artists and illustrators in the United States. After studies at the Art Students League and service during World War I, Riggs settled in Philadelphia, his home base for the rest of his life. In the 1930s and &#39;40s he rose to national prominence as an illustrator, lithographer, and commercial artist, producing well-known images of boxers and circuses (two life-long obsessions), and of soldiers during World War II. In 1940, around the peak of his career as an illustrator, his drawings commanded $750- $1500 each, and his name was as well-known in the trade as that of Norman Rockwell. But Riggs loathed this commercial work, and after 1950 he slid increasingly into obscurity, although revered by those who knew him in the Philadelphia art world. When he died in 1970, he was almost forgotten. Riggs was never comfortable working in oils or watercolor, preferring dry mediums such as pencil and charcoal. For the few large paintings he created, he employed a technique of blending dry pigments with mastic varnish and alcohol, working on panels he had especially manufactured for his use. This technique, which creates a surface similar to the look of egg tempera, adds to the extraordinary character of Riggs&#39; major compositions. Riggs had a particular fascination with American Indians. In his days of affluence during the Depression and World War II, he formed a major collection of American Indian artifacts. According to his biographer, he owned "an odd and unsettling collection of American Indian artifacts...He was a serious and widely read amateur anthropologist, whose hobby, an expensive one into which he happily poured much of his substantial income...was guided in part by Frank N. Speck of the University of Pennsylvania, a friend who was perhaps the foremost authority then on Indians of the Northeast." This collection played an important part in the creation of the present painting, and particular artifacts depicted are probably based on items in his collection. For example, Riggs owned several of the grisly "finger necklaces" of dried human fingers, one of which Roman Nose wears in the painting. Riggs clearly went to great lengths to make the finely realized details of his painting completely accurate. His own collections and his friendship with Speck aided him in this (Riggs did small drawings of artifacts for several of Speck&#39;s publications). Thus, such apparently bizarre details as Roman Nose&#39;s body paint are based on Riggs&#39; understanding of the Elk Soldier war regalia, and he has faithfully reproduced what is known of Roman Nose&#39;s headdress, which supposedly had magical powers to ward off arrows and bullets. At the same time, the distortions of scale and perspective typical of Riggs&#39; flamboyant paintings are fully in evidence. Roman Nose, a celebrated Northern Cheyenne warrior, was an apt subject for Riggs&#39; heroic portrait. According to the ANB, "His contemporaries described [Roman Nose] as being over six feet in height and possessing great physical powers. A man of fine character, quiet and self-contained, he was held in high esteem by all the Cheyennes...and was so renowned among whites that they credited him with being a leader in a number of engagements in which he did not participate." He became active in fighting against whites only after the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864, most notably the Platte Bridge fight in 1865, along Powder River the same year, and in harassing railroad construction in 1866 and 1867. Refusing to participate in the Medicine Lodge peace treaties of the latter year, he led raids in Colorado in 1868. In the famous Battle of Beecher Island that September, his protective headdress rendered useless by violating a taboo against eating food prepared with metal, he led a fatal charge in which he was killed. Riggs may be depicting any of the engagements of these three bloody years in this painting. His purpose seems more to show Roman Nose as a mythic warrior figure than to document a specific event. Riggs created only a handful of major paintings, and they have seldom appeared on the market. The only recent auction sale of a work of similar size and scope was his 1938 painting of the Joe Lewis-Max Schmeling fight, which realized $277,500 at Sotheby&#39;s in 1999. An extraordinary and dramatic painting. Ben Bassham, THE LITHOGRAPHS OF ROBERT RIGGS (Philadelphia, 1986), passim.

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        The Wall and Other Stories. Translated by Lloyd Alexander

      New York: New Directions 1948 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"

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        GRAZIELLA. Illustrations en couleurs de André E. Marty.

      In-8, bross. alla francese, astuccio, custodia, pp. 171,(7), vignetta a colori alla bross. e al frontespizio, molto ben illustrato nel t. da 20 delicate composizioni a colori di Marty. Bella edizione di 1500 esemplari numer. Il ns., VIII, fa parte della tiratura di 50 "sur Hollande Van Gelder" che contiene 2 suites delle illustrazioni, a colori e in b.n., oltre a un acquarello originale di Marty. Cfr. Bénezit,IX, p. 304: "André Edouard Marty (1882-1974), illustrateur et peintre de décors de théatre; les très nombreux livres qu'il a illustré ont conquis les amateurs par la grace de ses personnages et du décor qui les entoure". Esemplare in ottimo stato.

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. 1948. cloth.. Lower corners bumped, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with. rubbing to folds and spine ends, minor loss at corners, and a rubbed. spot on rear panel. (#132180). First edition. Heinlein's second young adult SF novel.

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        Écoute, Israël. Eaux-fortes de S. Landau.

      Éditions de la Cigogne, [Casablanca] 1948. Folio. Printed with Elzévir Caslon by J. Klein on Vélin de Rives. Initials and typographical ornaments designed by the artist and xylographed by Pierre Bouchet. Uncut and unbound in publishers printed wrappers. In original cased wrappers. In original slipcase. As new.. Only printed in 250 copies. One of 31 copies signed by the author and the illustrator. This complete set also includes 2 original pen drawings, signed by the artist + 1 original copper plate + 14 extra single prints, not used in the book + 2 sheets with text and illustrations, not used in the book. The text derives from a book with the same title, orignally published in 1913. In this context, the text has been edited by the author himself. This outstanding book is a most fantastic piece of Judaica. The style of the illustrations reflects the same European Jewish tradition with a naive pen and imaginative methaphors as can be seen by for instance Marc Chagall. However, the illustrations and prints also refer to the naive style of Picasso and Matisse from the same period

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        Wave Mechanics and its Application.

      Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1948. 8vo. XII + 393 pages. Publisher's dark brown cloth in dust wrappers.. With Professor Niels Bohr's name stamp on fly leaf.** A famous textbook on quantum mechanics. Sir Nevill Francis Mott [1905-96] became a Nobel laureate in physics in 1977

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        Les Mains Sales. Piece en sept tableaux.

      (Paris), Gallimard, (1948). Bound uncut with the original printed wrappers in an exquisite dark green half morocco binding with gilt title to spine. Dark green marbled paper over boards. Top-edge gilt. Gilt super-ex-libris to inside of front board, the bottom of which is signed in gilt: "J.P. Miguet".Top-edge gilt. Housed in a green paper slip-case with green morocco edges.. First edition in book form of Sartre's hugely controversial and extremely popular political drama, that of his plays to enjoy the greatest public success. Number LXXXIV out of 210 numbered copies on alfa mousse Navarre (15 copies were printed on vélin de Hollande and numbered I-X + A-E (H.C.), 60 on vélin pur fil Lafuma Navarre, numbered XI-LX + F-O (H.C.), 210 on alfa mousse Navarre, numbered LXI-CCLX + a-j - apart from that, 1040 copies appeared on regular vélin supérieur, numbered 1-1040). The work, "Dirty Hands", was originally published in two parts of the periodical "Les Temps Modernes", in March and April of 1948. Later the same year, in the Spring-Summer of 1948, as few extracts of it appeared in "Yale French Studies", and in June 1948, the work appeared for the first time in book form (as it is here). The work was hugely popular and appeared again numerous times after the first book edition: in 1953, 1954, 1961, 1962, and in English in 1963, and Italian in 1964. It was performed at the Antoine Theatre as early as 1948, and remained on tour for years, until in 1951 it was made into a film (by Fernand Rivers). The political drama, which takes place during the last two years of World War II, in Illyria, a fictional East European country, an ally of Nazi Germany, which is on the verge of being annexed to the Eastern Bloc, tells the story of the assassination of a leading politician, carried out by the young communist, the 21-year-old bourgeois intellectual Hugo Barine. The main question of the work is whether the killer's motivations are political or personal, and not who did or did not commit the murder. The play was not only hugely popular, it also caused great controversy and great opposition. Sartre was interviewed numerous times because of it, and a huge number of articles and critiques of it were published. Right-wingers welcomed it as anti-communist, and left-wingers attacked it for the same reason. When the film came out in 1951, Communists threatened the cinemas showing it, and after that, the play itself was not re-staged in France until 1976. In fact, it was staged in no socialist state until November 1968, when it was shown in Prague after the invasion of Czechoslovakia by fellow Warsaw Pact forces.Contat & Rybalka: 48/145

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