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      CLAUDE IMBERT 1948 - R320036627: 66 pages illustrées de nombreuses copies de reproductions en coulerus et noir et blanc hors texte et un frontispice en couleurs + GRAVURES (EAUX FORTES AVEC SUITES ET ETATS) sous serpentes protéges d'une chemise cartonnée souple - Exemplaire VELIN DE RIVES N°III SIGNE PAR CLAUDE IMBERT, L'EDITEUR / emboitage en carton rigide (abimé sur une tranche) muet . PREFACE DE PIERRE ORLAN / Armand NAKACHE est le né le 11 janvier 1894, Officier de la Légion d'honneur, Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, membre fondateur du Salon Pomuliste et de la société de Gravure "Le trait", Président honoraire du salon des indépendants, Président honorarie des Peintres-Graveurs "Le Trait" - Grande médaille vermeil de la Ville de Paris pour l'ensemble de son oeuvre, en 1960. Pls de quarante oeuvres dans les Musées (France et Etranger), dont el Musée National d'art Moderne a Paris et le Musée de la Ville de Paris. etc. / Armand Nakache ne recherchait ni les honneurs ni la gloire, ne vivant en fait que pour sa peinture, intensément et sans concessions.Nakache n'a pas voulu plaire mais plutôt montrer avec dérision et violence l'Homme dans tous ses états. Il a été avant tout le chantre de l'Expressionnisme en France, un domaine si injustement boudé par le public qui a été plus attiré les charmes de la peinture classique, de l'Impressionnisme, du post-Impressionnisme ou même par les mystères du cubisme. Il a opté pour la réalité de la vie en faisant appel à l'hallucinant, le burlesque ou la violence, et ce sans aucune tricherie. Dur et tendre à la fois, il sait nous émouvoir profondément par le côté fantastique qu'il a donné à ses oeuvres, flirtant parfois avec Jérome Bosch, Breughel, Goya, Daumier ou Rouault. Armand Nakache, tourmenté par l'horreur de la guerre, certainement irrité par l'insouciance de ses contemporains, a voulu à travers son œuvre nous laisser un message, une sorte de mise en garde contre les errements de notre société. Dérangeant et attachant à la fois, Armand Naka [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Painting as a Pastime

      London, Odhams Press. 1948., 1948. FIRST EDITION in book form, 3rd Impression, with SIGNED slip. With 18 colour plates, plus monochrome photographic frontispiece. Publisher's original beige cloth in pictorial dustwrapper. A used copy with some edgespotting, jacket a little tired with some wear to spine with an old tape burn, price-clipped. The book benefits however from a tipped-in sheet of notepape, bodly signed by both Winston S. Churchill and his wife Clementine.

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        The Seven Storey Mountain

      NY: Harcourt, Brace, (1948). First edition. One of an indeterminate, but relatively small number of copies bound in white cloth, lettered in black on the spine. Merton's bibliographer notes that the entire first printing consisted of 6000 copies. A nearly fine copy of Merton's autobiography, in d/w which light soiling to back panel, and some color restoration to spine ends.

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        Original Hand-Bound Mock-Up for The Grindstone of God: A Samoyed Fable, with 26 Original Pencil Illustrations by Bernarda Bryson Shahn

      - An enigmatic folktale in which a fox and a horse, each starving to death, must decide among themselves which one is to die. Shahn's animal illustrations are lively and accurate throughout. This is presumably an unused trial version, as an ink note to the front cover states "do not use this dummy." Carl Withers was the author of the well-known 1948 poetry anthology A Rocket in My Pocket. Bernarda Bryson's 1963 book The Sun Is A Golden Earring was a Caldecott medalist. [Roosevelt, NJ: ca 1969-70]. Octavo (23.5cm). Red paper-covered boards; [28]pp. Original hand-made "dummy" of 28 pages, with text and illustrations tipped on to blank pages. Includes a hand-lettered title page and 26 original pencil drawings by Bernarda Shahn, illustrating the (mostly) animal characters in the text. In fine condition, as made. The published book was issued by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in 1970.

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        Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action.Lancaster: American Physical Society, 1949. First edition.

      The first comprehensive report on the transistor; one of the most important inventions of the 20th Century. <br/><br/> &#10087; Origins of Cyberspace 450.<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 <i>The Physical Review</i> [as offered here] and <i>Bell System Technical Journal</i> [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". 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.. In: Physical Review, vol. 75, no. 8, pp. 1208-1225. The complete issue offered here in original printed wrappers, spine strip with some light wear, otherwise a fine, unmarked and unrepaired copy

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        The Origin of Chemical Elements

      Lancaster PA and New York: American Institute of Physics. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of the scientific foundation for the Big Bang theory: the famous "Alpha=Beta-Gamma" paper. Physicist George Gamow "was interested in the Big Bang in relation to nucleosynthesis- the formation of atomic nuclei. Gamow wanted to see whether nuclear physics and the Big Bang could explain the observed atomic abundances," specifically, "whether the early moments of the Big Bang could be responsible for our universe being dominated by hydrogen and helium." With his graduate student Ralph Alpher, Gamow began constructing an ingenius mathematical model that attempted to explain the nuclear processes that would have occurred at the conditions of the extreme heat of the very early universe. They "spent three years working through their calculations, questioning their assumptions, updating their cross-sections and refining their estimates... This was an extraordinary adventure. They were applying concrete physics to a previously vague Big Bang theory, attempting to mathematically model the conditions and events of the early universe. They were estimating initial conditions and applying the laws of nuclear physics to see how the universe evolved with time and how the processes of nucleosynthesis progressed." The result was a stunning success. With their model, Alpher and Gamow could predict the formation of hydrogen and helium in the observed proportions ( 99.99% of all atoms ) in the universe. "This result was the first major triumph for the Big Bang model since Hubble had observed and measured the redshifts of galaxies." When Gamow and Alpher&#39;s paper, "The Origin of Chemical Elements" was being sent for publication in the April 1, 1948 issue (April Fool&#39;s Day) of the Physical Review, Gamow couldn&#39;t resist playing a little joke on the scientific community. Even though his good friend Hans Bethe contributed nothing to the paper, Gamow added his name to the list of authors so the readers could enjoy the sight of a paper authored by Alpher, Bethe, Gamow and appreciate the pun on the Greek letters alpha, beta, and gamma. One of the unintended consequences of this joke was that is stripped the young Alpher of much of the credit due to him, for the public naturally assumed that the famous Bethe and Gamow had now done all the work. "The Alpha-Beta-Gamma paper, as it became known, was a milestone in the Big Bang versus eternal universe debate. It showed that it was possible to do real calculations relating to the nuclear processes that might have occurred after a hypothetical Big Bang, and thus test this theory of creation. Big Bang supporters could now point to two pieces of evidence, the expansion of the universe and the abundance of hydrogen and helium, and show that they were entirely consistent with the Big Bang model of the universe." Simon Singh, Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe, pp. 306-336. IN: The Physical Review, Vol. 73, No. 7, pp. 803-4; April 1 1948. Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Institute of Physics, 1948. The whole volume, January- June15, 1948 offered (1514 pages). Thick quarto, contemporary library cloth. Slight wear to binding, otherwise fine.

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        Vie d'une prostituée

      1948 - S.l. : A mes dépens, s.d. [1948]. 157 x 120 mm. Reliure à la Bradel, papier rose au décor de points blancs, dos muet, titre en loir sur le premier plat, tête dorée, couvertures conservées; EDITION ORIGINALE. Tirage limité à 1550 exemplaires numérotés. CELUI-CI UN DES 25 PREMIERS EXEMAPLAIRES SUR INGRES ROSE.Ce texte autobiographique sur la vie d'une prostituée pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale parut dans la revue Temps modernes (numéro de décembre 1947) dans une version incomplète et expurgée de ses obscénités langagières. Le texte complet parut en volume quelques mois plus tard à l'initiative de René Bertele. Il fut imprimé clandestinement à Saint-Germain-des-Prés, probablement chez Murater & Decker. La critique l'attribua aussitôt à Simone de Beauvoir qui s'en défendit, elle y consacre quelques pages dans "Le deuxième sexe".Joli exemplaire dans un cartonnage rose évoquant la dentelle.Pia Enfer, 1511; Dutel II, 2613; Pauvert IV, p. 102.

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        Autograph Note Signed ("John Dos Passos") to Alfred Eisenstaedt: "To Alfred Eisenstaedt in memory of a week in the dark green corn of Iowa and Nebraska. All sorts of good wishes"

      Omaha, july 17, 1948 - 8vo (8-3/4 x 6-1/4 in.). Leaf from Eisenstaedt's notebook, recto only. Fine

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Fifty Masterpieces of Photography, . With a foreword by Russell Grimwade.

      1948 1948 - Fitzroy, Vic: (1948). Large folio. (10pp.text). With col. portr., and 50 loose b/w captioned plates. In the orig. illust. portfolio with ties. Fine and extremely rare.

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        The Seven Storey Mountain

      New York: Harcourt Brace. 1948. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1948, Stated First Edition. 429 pp. Hardcover, 8vo., cream cloth with black title. Near Fine copy in a Good, first state, dust jacket. Mild spotting to covers; previous owner&#39;s signature at fly leaf. Else, a clean, tight copy with unmarked text. DJ has $3.00 price intact and "The authors is second from the left" at rear panel. DJ shows shallow loss and corners and foot of spine; light rubbing to front panel and hinge and front inner flap. Rear panel is a bit uglier; looks like something was once stuck there and has not only left a blue residue, but also pulled off small sections of 2 of the 3 images; else, shallow edge tearing. DJ now housed in a mylar wrapper. Digital images of the jacket and book are available upon request.

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        The Rolling Stones

      NY: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1948. FIRST EDITION. Hard Cover. NF/VG: Near Fine condition octavo in green cloth with Very Good condition DJ. DJ has some minor wear to the corners. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

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        HISTORIA DE LA NAVEGACIÓN AEREA EN BARCELONA . Seguida del catálogo de la sección española de la colección del autor, desde los precursores hasta 1914.

      Editor José Porter 1948 - Barcelona 1948 . Láminas en colografía , tiradas a prensa de mano por Ricardo Fonta . Las capitales , dibujadas por el propio autor . Portada por Francisco Febrer . Las ilustraciones de entretexto grabadas por la Casa Solano . Encuad : rústica . 20 x 28cms. 191pag. Edición de 381 ejemplares numerados. Ejemplar Nº 194 de los 320 en papel registro Torras Domenech con las láminas en papel de hilo Guarro. . Tema : Aviación . Libro en buen estado , manchas de óxido, con barbas .

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      London & Ayot St. Lawrence. 27 May 1948 through 25 January 1950.. Five items, as detailed below. Two autograph lettercards from Shaw, one t.l.s. from Box, with Shaw&#39;s manuscript response, and two retained carbons of Box&#39;s letters to Shaw. Very good. British film producer Sidney Box here endeavors, without luck, to get Shaw to grant him cooperation and/or rights to films based on or derived from his works. In his letter of 27 May 1948, Box inquires of Shaw&#39;s interest in joining with Maugham and Noel Coward in a series of films "starring writers instead of actors ....," in the form of a selection of scenes/vignettes from the works, accompanied by the writer speaking in context. Shaw&#39;s response, if any, is not present. On 20 July 1949, Box writes again, this time seeking permission to film THE DEVIL&#39;S DISCIPLE and offering 10% of the gross and promises of textual and artistic integrity. Shaw responds on 21 July 1949: "Many thanks for your proposal and its quite satisfactory terms; but the filming of the Devil&#39;s Disciple is engaged to Gabriel Pascal. He is at present in the U.S.A. in bed after an operation; so I shall bear you in mind in case ---- ???? G. Bernard Shaw." On 25 July Box responds: "I cannot wait for Gabriel Pascal to die; he is extremely tough and, if he takes care of himself one half as well as you do, will live to be 105." He then asks: "How about &#39;The Doctor&#39;s Dilemma&#39; on similar terms to those set out in my letter of July 20th?" Shaw responds in a blank portion of Box&#39;s letter: "NO. Gabriel has the whole boodle as long as he is alive and efficient. But he may be dead: the operation was a serious one. GBS 26/7/49." In response, evidently, to a further entreaty from Box - not present - Shaw writes him on one of his printed lettercards, c/o Pinewood Studios: "25/1/1950 NO. Drop it. [indecipherable[] is not my subject. GBS." In fact, Gabriel Pascal lived until 1954, and produced films of four Shaw properties, although only one, ANDROCLES AND THE LION, appeared after Shaw&#39;s exchange with Box, in 1952. Guy Hamilton&#39;s version of THE DEVIL&#39;S DISCIPLE was released in 1959, by which point Box was involved in television rather than film.

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      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company Inc. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc.,. 1948. boards.. Some rubbing along lower board edges, a very good copy in bright,. fine dust jacket which is slightly taller than the book and a. vertical crease to spine panel along fold, perhaps an advance jacket.. (#126387). First edition. The second Am and Ed Hunter mystery and the author's second mystery novel.

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        And Be a Villain

      viking 1948 - Laid in is a typed letter SIGNED ("Rex") by Rex Stout on Writer's War Board statonary. The left hand column lists the Board and Advisory Council and includes among others Pearl Buck, Oscar Hammerstein, Langston Hughes, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Kenneth Roberts, and Thorton Wilder. The letter has creasing, a short tear to the top edge, a 1940's era staple, and marginal toning. Included is a typed response, unsigned, to Rex Stout. The Book: The volume is bumped at the spine ends and corners, and has light toning to the pages. The unclipped dust jacket, sleeved in mylar, is edge rubbed with shallow chipping at the spine ends and corners, rubbed with small abrasions, mildly spine sunned, and lilghtly soiled with a short closed tear (3/16") on the rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Copenhagen: Schoenberg Publishers, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to photographer and former student John Wood on the front endpaper: "Jan. 1951 / To John Wood, a fine photographer [and] person. / with compliments / Keld Helmer-Petersen." An important, early book of color photography, prefiguring the work of William Eggleston and Stephen Shore by nearly three decades. Scarce in any condition.& & Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Owner stamp matching the inscription to the front pastedown. Board edges lightly toned, front board slightly bowed, foxing to the endpapers, but interior pages clean and bright. Jacket is chipped and rubbed, with a few closed tears, and foxing to the white portions of both the front and rear panels. Text in Danish and English.& & Parr and Badger, Volume 1, pp. 202-203.

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        FN Hjælp.

      1948 1948 - Litograferet plakat i farver trykt af Andreassen og Lachmann 1948. 83,5x59,5 cm. * Mgl. nederste venstre hjørne af margin med tab af den første bogstav af trykkernavnet.

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

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        The Spirit of Zen

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

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Fantaisie animale *

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

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      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons,. 1948. cloth.. Early owner&#39;s bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Scuff mark to. cloth at top right of rear cover, cloth lightly worn at lower spine. end and front corner tip, a very good copy in very good or better. dust jacket with light rubbing along top and bottom edges. The jacket. presents well. (#141056). First edition. Heinlein&#39;s second young adult SF novel.

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        Rome Capri Syracuse etc. *

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

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        Principles and Deceptions

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

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        The Second World War

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

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

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        Who Goes There? (Signed)

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948. First edition / First printing.. Hardcover, cloth boards in dust jacket.. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.. Hannes Bok. Octavo. SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper and therefore presumably one of an unknown number of subscriber&#39;s copies signed by the author in this way. A classic collection of seven stories, first published in Astounding Science Fiction in the 1930&#39;s by Campbell under the pseudonym Don A. Stuart. Basis for two Hollywood film versions including the 1951 RKO Picture "The Thing From Another World" and the 1982 John Carpenter classic "The Thing," starring Kurt Russell. ~A near fine copy with gilt titles to spine of publisher&#39;s blue cloth, lightly rubbed with dusty top edge. Dust jacket with Hannes Bok wraparound illustration is bright and beautifully preserved, though with a touch of rubbing to rear panel, age-toning to spine panel, some mild edge wear, a tiny closed tear at upper edge of front panel, and internal tape reinforcement. Altogether, a very nice copy of a title, scarcely signed by the author.

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        Portrait of Marlon Brando, as Stanley Kowalski in &#39;Streetcar Named Desire"

      New York, decmber 27, 1948. (BRANDO, MARLON) 10.25 x 14.5 inches. Gelatin silver print, three quarter length. Fine. With atelier stamp on rear and Van Vechten&#39;s pencilled notes identifying the subject ("Marlon Brando / &#39;Streetcar Named Desire&#39;"), the date, and number of print ("xv FF 8") . Van Vechten&#39;s Stanley Kowalski as immortalized by Brando, portrayed here in his slacks and sweater, glancing over his shoulder, with Blanche Dubois&#39; gown (from the rape scene) draped over his arm

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

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

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        Margaret Wise Brown&#39;s Wonderful Story Book (MWB&#39;s copy)

      New York: Simon & Schuster (1948). Pictorial boards, tear at spine edge, wear to edges. This was Margaret Wise Brown&#39;s own copy, for which she had made a special wrap-around rabbit fur cover. The fur cover is fragile with a few tears at the seams, one elastic stay is broken. Brown made notes on pages 82-83 for how she would have re-worked "Count to Ten (With Thanks to Lear)." At one time the book ended up in the hands of Dorothy Wagstaff Ripley&#39;s children, so there is a pencil scribble on the copyright page and a few other pages. 42 poems and stories illustrated in color and b&w throughout.. First Edition. Good. Illus. by J P Miller. 4to.

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        Oeuvres illustrées.

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

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        Announcement of the Establishment of the Jewish State in the German language newspaper, Yedioth Hayom

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

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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        SLAVES OF SLEEP (Signed First Edition)

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. A lovely copy of the book, signed by the author on the front end-paper, apparently one of the subscriber copies. Book Fine with top edge a trifle dusty and a small bump to the page block. In a Near Fine dust jacket that has minor wear at the extremities, two short tears along the spine fold and light toning. Generally considered one of Hubbard&#39;s most successful science fiction works, it follows the night-time exploits of Jan Palmer as he seeks to navigate a political conflict in an alternate universe. Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Pour un herbier *

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Nymph in Clover

      London: Arthur Barker Ltd.,, [1948]. Illustrated by the author. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout by the author. Bookseller&#39;s ink stamp to rear free endpaper. Cloth rubbed and mottled, spine rolled and toned, spotting to edges and endpapers. A very good copy in the nicked, chipped, and creased jacket with a scuff to the upper panel. First edition, first impression. A gift from the comedians George Burns and Gracie Allen, inscribed by Allen on the front free endpaper, "To Leonard, Happy Easter, Merry Christmas, Happy Thanksgiving, Double Date, Fourth of July, Happy New Year, Happy Birthday, Happy Labor Day, Happy Halloween, Happy Chinese New Year, Happy Valentine&#39;s, and Ole Happy Day, George Burns & Gracie Allen" (and signed for Burns by his wife).

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

      [Bookseller: Original Poster]
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        Other Voices Other Rooms

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

      [Bookseller: Lyons Fine Books]
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