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        The Second World War:

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company,, 1948-53. 6 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, titles gilt to spines on a black ground, facsimile signature gilt to the upper boards, yellow top-stain. With the dust jackets. Here in the original split wood slip-case and corrugated card mailing box with the publisher's shipping label, and franking stamps. The cloth is clean and tight throughout, corners unbumped, and bright spine gilt; top-stain unsunned, with volume I showing just a few small spots to the top-stain and a hint of cockling to the spine cloth. The jackets are overall very good, having just suffered a little from being taken in and out of the snugly fitting slipcase without the benefit of any form of protection; all show some light wear and occasional chipping at the spine ends and some overall scuffing to the title panels of several volumes, overall just mild edge-wear and occasional fractional chipping, with the exception of volume IV, which has a 45 × 33 mm piece missing from the upper panel. The dust jacket spines of this edition proved exceptionally susceptible to fading - particularly volumes I, II, III, and V - here all the spines are all notably bright - due to the protection of the shipping box. Some light browning to the endpapers, as often, but overall this can be described as a very good set in slightly rubbed and chipped dust jackets. A bibliographically fascinating, and historically highly appealing set. The publishers themselves described the publication of this set as a "bibliographical nightmare", and Cohen declines to "magnify the nightmare" by attempting to enumerate all of the Houghton, Mifflin and Book-of-the-Month Club variants. The present set is bound throughout in strong brick-red cloth without the BOMC "dot" on the lower boards, top edges all stained yellow, bands head and tail of the spine, but has no dates on the title pages, however all of the jackets are priced at the original price of $6.00. Slipcased sets with later printing $6.50 prices on the jacket flaps do occasionally emerge, but the price was "quickly raised" (Langworth p260) and this is set - with a mailing date in 1956 - is extremely unusual. Without being dragged into the "quagmire" (Cohen) of the precedence of these variant issues it is worth noting that volume I is similar to Cohen's A240.1(1).d, the title page being a cancel without date, with the Cooperation Publishing Company, Inc. reference remaining, but was printed by the Kingsport Press; and volume IV retains the mention of Harriman at p226. Bibliographic complexities aside, what makes this set so particularly appealing is the presence of not only the publisher's wooden slipcase, but also the original shipping box. The box clearly belongs to this set, exactly fitting the wood case and printed prominently on the sides "ONE SET CHURCHILL SIX VOLUMES" and on the bottom "6-VOL. CHURCH." The original postage strips show a still visible date stamp of "May 3 1956", and the original shipping label specifies both Houghton Mifflin Company and The Riverside Press and references the original invoice number. The set was destined for the Powers Dry Goods Co. in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the one of the city's largest department stores.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE SECOND WORLD WAR

      Cassell & Co. ltd. London. 1948-54. FIRST EDITION. Six 8vo volumes. (8.5 x 5.7 inches). Illustrated throughout with maps and plans, many folding. A fine, clean set, finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco leather, spines with five raised bands, red title labels, gilt. Spine compartments ruled and decorated with gilt stamped rampant lion device. Single gilt ruled border on boards. All edges gilt. A fine set of Churchill's monumental history.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Second World War

      London, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney & Wellington: Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1948- 1949-1950-1951-1952-1954. 6 volumes, octavo. (8 x 5 1/4 inches). Half- titles. Numerous folding maps, 1 folding facsimile letter, 1 folding facsimile letter, 1 folding facsimile document. 20th-century blue half morocco over cloth-covered boards, bound for Henry Sotheran of Sackville Street, London, by Morrell of London, spines gilt in six compartments with raised bands, the bands highlighted with dot rolls, lettered in the second and third compartments, the others bordered in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt (fading to the spines and upper cover of vol.VI). A finely bound set of the first English trade edition of Churchill's masterpiece. Churchill's pivotal role in the defeat of Hitler and the other Axis Powers, allied with his abilities as a historian and author all combined to make this a seminal work on the Second World War. It has not been bettered. Woods A123 (b)

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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'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. Near fine cloth copies in good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrappers, now mylar-sleeved. Some minor surface marks evident to cloth of vols. 2-6. Light spots of foxing to prelims 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 and Co. Ltd, 1948-54., 1948. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 6 volumes; 8vo. Finely bound in recent light brown half oasis morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spines; matching light brown cloth boards; top edges gilt. With several maps. A very elegant set. 'This is not history; this is my case.' The author's most famous work, and the books that brought most readers to Churchill. Woods A123(b). Langworth 264. See also Cohen

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        A ESCULTURA EM PORTUGAL.

      - Séculos XII a XV. Séculos XVI a XVIII. Impresso nas oficinas gráficas de Bertrand (Irmãos), Lda. Academia Nacional de Belas Artes. Lisboa. 1948 e 1950. Obra em 2 volumes. De 37x29 cm. Com 66-CLXVI e 74-CLXXIX páginas e estampas. Encadernações da época inteiras de pele (marroquim vermelho em excelente estado de conservação) com finos ferros a ouro nas lombadas e esquadrias nas pastas. Obra de grande aparato, qualidade gráfica e excelente fotocomposição. Location/localizacao: 7-A3-C-1

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        Dramer om dömda. Den dödsdömde / Skuggan av Mart.

      Stockholm; Norstedts, 1948. First edition. 20x13 cm. 255, (1 blank) pp. Original printed wrappers. Partly unopened. Spine and wrappers are a bit toned and have a few stains. Spine ends are slightly chipped and there is a 1 cm long tear at rear lower folding. There are a few creases on front wrapper. Contents are fine. Dagerman's first two plays, The Man Condemned to Death and The Shadow of Mart, are generally accepted as his best ones. They were premiered in 1947 and 1948, respectively, and published here for the first time. This copy is inscribed to the actress Tora Teje, who played a leading role in The Shadow of Mart: "Fru Tora Teje - ett enkelt tack för fru Angelica från Stig Dagerman"

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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        Repertorium bibliographicum, in quo libri omnes ab arte typographica inventa usque ad annum MD.

      Görlich 1948 - - Görlich, Milan _1948, 12,5x21cm, 4 volumes reliés. - Réédition du texte de 1825. Reliures en pleine percaline verte de l'éditeur, dos lisses uniformément passés ornés de caissons dorés. Ouvrage de référence concernant l'étude des livres du XVe siècle et des incunables. Rare. Les Introuvables (ou presque) . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 575 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Julius Bissier

      Kunstverlag KG, Dieter Keller & Cie Stuttgart . 1948 - zahlr. ganzs. Abb., kart., 14,5 x 22 cm. Mit einem Text von Kurt Leonhard. Mit zwei Monotypien u. Beiheft, lichtrandig, innen guter Zustand. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Galerie Buchholz OHG (Antiquariat)]
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        INTRUDER IN THE DUST

      Random House, New York 1948 - First Printing. Octavo; smooth black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt and blue on spine and front panel; blue topstain; 247pp. Topstain slightly faded, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, a trifle dust-soiled along rear flap fold, with a few pinpoint rubs at extremities and a single 1/4 inch closed tear along upper edge of front panel; a bright, Near Fine example, rich in color and without the usual heavy rubbing usually encountered with this title. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone title, and basis for the highly-regarded 1949 Clarence Brown film. Petersen A24b. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        L'Après-midi d'un Faune - Eines Faunen Nachmittag. Deutsche Nachdichtung von Edwin Maria Landau. Avec cinq eaux-fortes de Maurice Barraud.

      - Zürich, Chiron-Presse 1948. Folio (39,5 : 30 cm). 1 w.Bl., 10 Bl., 14 Bl. mit 1 Radierung auf Titel u. 5 ganzseit. Radierungen, jeweils in Bleistift signiert. Orig.-Umschlag u. Orig.-Hpergamentchemise in Schuber. Erster Druck der Chiron-Presse in insgesamt 178 Exemplaren. Hier Ex. 24 von 130 auf Guarro Molivell, die von 21 bis 150 numer. wurden. - Die schönen Radierungen wurden von Reynold Disteli abgezogen. Impressum vom Übersetzer signiert. - Nicht mehr im Werkverzeichnis von Caillier/Darel. - Vord. Umschlag mit kleinem Randeinriss im Unterrand, ganz wenige winzige Stockflecken am Bund des vord. Vorsatzblatts u. Vortitels, am Rücken des Umschlags u. an der Aussenkante der Chemise. Der Schuber stellenweise etwas berieben, stärker stockfl. u. leicht gebräunt. - Sehr schönes, sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Zähringer]
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        Reiter in Gebirgslandschaft. Mischtechnik auf Papier.

      1948 - 1948. Bildgrösse26x33 cm. 1 Blatt, unten rechts signiert u. datiert. Gerahmt unter Glas 41x47 cm.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Elegies Romanes. traducció De Joan Maragall. Il.lustracions a L'aiguafort Per Ramón De Capmany.

      Hora, Barcelona 1948 - 114 pp. en muy buen papel de hilo. Magníficamente ilustrado con preciosos aguafuertes originales, todos coloreados a mano a varias tintas. =Muy cuidada edición de sólo 130 ejemplares, el nuestro excepcionalmente coloreado. Perfecto ejemplar con una muy elegante encuadernación de Cambras a media piel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Typed Letter Signed

      1948 - ("Sidney L. Bernstein") 1 page, London, 12 April, 1948 on Transatlantic Pictures Corporation Ltd. letterhead to actor John Dall regarding his role in Hitchcock's film "Rope". 10 1/4" x 8". Together with stamped and postmarked envelope, London, 12 Apr. 1948. Fine (trace of folding). In part: " - I wanted to tell you that at the "sneak" we had in Santa Barbara and at a show we gave to Warner Bros - they gave the highest praise to your work and to the film - " Bernstein (1899-1993), along with Hitchcock were producers of the film which Hitchcock directed. Dall played Brandon in the film. Hitchcock (1899-1980), born August 13, 1899, Leytonstone, London, England; died April 29, 1980, Los Angeles, California; English film director/producer, screen actor and author; noted for suspense films and cameo appearances within them; created C.B.E. in 1979; films career 1925-1976 including: "Rebecca" 1940; "Suspicion" 1941; "Spellbound" 1945; "Dial M for Murder" 1954; "Rear Window" 1954; "To Catch a Thief" 1955; "Vertigo" 1958; "Psycho" 1960; "The Birds" 1963; "Family Plot" 1976; and television career 1955-61 "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        The Novels of Jane Austen, 6 Volumes: Sense and Sensibility + Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park + Emma; Northanger Abbey + Persuasion

      London: Allan Wingate. 1948. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Chawton Edition. H Full Calf. Fine. pp. 326; ix, 337; 419; 426; 260; 255. Bound in a recent full tan calf, with red and green lables, top edge gilt, and gilt lines to the binding.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        Typed Contract Signed ("Tennessee Williams") with his agent Aubrey Wood of Liebling-Wood, countersigned by Wood and Liebling

      New York october 21 1948 New York, october 21, 1948. 4to. 2pp. Old folds and wrinkles, stapled, small tears at folds. In half green morocco slipcase . Modifying the exclusive representation contract between Williams and Wood by the insertion of four paragraphs giving Liebling-Wood the right to assign the contract to MCA Artists Ltd., with certain conditions attached

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        E.Degas MONOTYPES text by Denis Rouart.

      Paris QUATRE CHEMINS-EDITART-PARIS [1948]. A bound volume of the Numbered Limited Edition of 1,000 copies, this being Exemplaire No 788 Of 40 plates [executed c1880-1833] of which 10 are in colour. Printed on water marked " Marais" paper, the monochrome plates are evenly browned as usual to varying degrees. Small folio 12"x9" with Ballet plate facing the half title and frontis portrait. 40pps plus plate list and colophon stating "Not to be introduced into the USA" Originally issued in wrappers the early binding has nicely protected the plates and perhaps discouraged its breaking. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: John L Capes]
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        Typed Signed Letter (TSL) by Arctic Explorer Matthew Alexander Henson, together with clipped envelope

      New York: Matthew Alexander Henson, 1948. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. FIRST [AFRICAN AMERICAN] TO REACH THE NORTH POLE. [New York, 5 July 1948.] Original Letter Signed by Arctic Explorer Matthew Alexander Henson, together with the clipped envelope used for mailing, and a sepia photograph portrait of the forgotten pioneer who was first to plant the American flag at the geographic North Pole. 8vo. 1 page, double-leaf typed correspondence with original signature, addressed to a friend, evidently a musical composer, in Belleville, New Jersey. Leaf measures approximately 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Faded small photograph affixed to typed signed letter of Henson at about 82 years old, measures approximately 2.5 x 3 inches. All in very good condition. “I was the first man to ever set feet on the North Pole,” the then-85 year old Henson states in a 1951 television interview that is part of Northward Over the Great Ice. The question of whether Robert Peary was actually the first man to set foot at the North Pole is further complicated by the assertion of Matthew Henson, Peary’s African-American assistant, that he was walking ahead of Peary on the fateful day when the Pole was reached.First African American and perhaps man to Reach North Pole Matthew Alexander Henson (1866-1955) was an African American explorer and associate of Robert Peary on various expeditions, the most famous being the 1908-1909 expedition during which he may have been the very first person to reach the Geographic North Pole.Orphaned as a youth, Henson went to sea at the age of 12 as a cabin boy on the ship Katie Hines. As a store clerk in Washington, D.C., in 1887 he met Robert Peary who hired him as a valet for his expedition to Nicaragua the following year. Henson quickly proved himself invaluable as he traded with the Inuit, mastered their language, built sleds, and trained dog teams. Having developed a cohesive working relationship, Henson accompanied Robert E. Peary on most of his expeditions, and in 1909, the Admiral, Matthew Henson, and four Eskimos, became the first men to reach the North Pole, the rest of the crew having turned back. Just before attaining the Pole, Peary could no longer walk. Fatigued, and being pulled in a dog sled, he [Peary] sent Henson ahead as a scout, essentially rendering Henson the true first to reach the North Pole and plant the American flag.In 1912, Henson published his account of the journey, 'A Negro Explorer at the North Pole', which is now sought after, but at the time received little attention in the shadows of Peary's deluge of honours. The following year, by order of President William Howard Taft, Henson was appointed a clerk in the U.S. Customs House in New York City.Retired and living in the Bronx, in 1947, he released a second autobiography titled to reflect the denouement of the expedition, 'Dark Companion'. Before his death in 1955, he was honoured by President Eisenhower as the last survivor of the Peary Expedition, and in the 1980s a US postage stamp featured Peary and Henson together. Shortly thereafter Henson's body was exhumed to be reburied near Peary’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery.Henson is now finally held in due high regard for his achievement in the Arctic, his book being exceedingly scarce even in libraries and institutions.His signature equally scarce as he was virtually unrecognized for an extended period, this item is a unique addition to any Polar collection. 

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        OEUVRES - Illustrations de Brunelleschi.

      Moulin de Pen-Mur 1948-1949 (Codice libreria CW0034) Dieci volumi in 8º (21,5 cm) 2900 pp. complessive circa (l'opera completa è in 12 volumi). Disponibili, delle poesie, il volume primo (Contes d'Espagne et d'Italie) e terzo (Poésies nouvelles). Delle prose il volume primo (Pierre et Camille, Le secret de Javotte, La mouche, Histoire d'un merle blanc, Mimi Pinson), secondo (Emmeline, Les fils du Titien, Frédéric et Bernerette, Croisilles, Margot), terzo (Les deux maitresses, Le poete déchu, L'anglais mangeur d'opium, Le roman par lettres, Revues fantastiques), quinto (Littèrature et Critique). Del teatro la serie completa di 4 volumi. Edizione a fogli sciolti, testatine e finalini colorati, illustrata da Brunelleschi con 120 tavole a colori (12 in ogni volume), molte di soggetto garbatamente galante ripassate "au pochoir" da Renson fils. Tiratura di 1200 copie numerate, esemplare n. 112 della serie "sur Chiffon de Lana" con allegata a ogni volume la suite di 12 tavole a colori +12 tavole in nero. Complessivamente: 120 tavole a colori nei volumi, altre 120 a colori e 120 in nero allegate. Qualche ingiallitura e macchietta alle brossure originali, in ottimo stato testo e tavole. Chemises e astucci in cartone decorato a motivi geometrici in rosa, dorsi ingialliti ma in buono stato complessivo. Preziosa e ricercata edizione. Euro 650

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        The Compleat Angler; Or, the Contemplative Man's Recreation...with Instructions, How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream, by Charles Cotton; and with an Introduction by James Russell Lowell

      Limited Editions Club 1948 4to; xlii, 316, [2] pages One of fifteen hundred copies made for members of the Limited Editions Club, this being number 93, signed by illustrator Douglas W. Gorsline. Better than Fine condition with many leaves still unopened. Housed in original blue slip case, lightly soiled, back is cracked open on one side. Coigney 374 ; Izaak Walton's famous Discourse of Fish and Fishing for the perusal of Anglers was originally published in 1653. This is from Parts I and II of the 1676 edition and contains a reprint of James Russell Lowell's introduction to the first Lowell edition of 1889

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        Martinique charmeuse de serpents

      Sagittaire 1948 Avec textes et illustrations d'André Masson. Con una litografia originale dell'Artista stampata in rosso con il monogramma AM su pietra (cm 10x3) Uno dei 95 esemplari di testa con la litografia originale di Masson (es. n. 37) Ottimo (Fine)

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        Rémi des Rauches.

      Orléans: Maurice Rouam 1948. With copperengravings by Louis-Joseph Soulas. 4to. 274 pp. Limited to 151 copies. Bound with orig. wrappers in full green morocco with all edges gilt, in slipcase (Georges Cretté).. Copy no. 61 of 110 on "vélin à la forme de Lana", with additional suite of 12 proof engravings.Inscribed by the author to the French president from 1954-59, René Coty. Inserted a description of the book that was given to the president on the occassion of the Jeanne D'Arc festival in Orléans 1958

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        The Lottery

      New York: The New Yorker. NF/NONE. 1948. 1st Edition. Magazine; 1st Printing. 13, 14, 20, 24, 80, 93. 1st edition/1st printing. True first appearance in print of Shirley Jackson's The Lottery, preceding the book version. It is rumored that fewer than 100 copies of this magazine in complete, collectible condition still exist. This magazine is indeed complete, and in excellent condition. Many consider The Lottery to be among the finest short stories ever published. The Lottery was originally published in this June 26, 1948 'The New Yorker Magazine', before being published as one of the short stories contained in the book titled The Lottery published by Farrar Straus in 1949. The New Yorker got quite a reaction to the story, ranging from people wanting to attend such a lottery to threats that the magazine should be shut down for publishing this type of story. Instant fame for Ms. Jackson, and no doubt what well and truly launched her book career. The story is contained on pages 25 through 28 in the magazine, and the condition of those pages is excellent. The magazine itself is in overall excellent condition, firmly bound, unfaded, crisp paper, with just very slight edgewear to the binding paper and a 'soft' crease (no fold line or sharp bend) to the middle vertically, probably from being inserted into a mail box on original delivery (there is no address label on the magazine, so no doubt delivered in a plastic sleeve). Aside from Ms. Jackson's story, the magazine contains a lot of news of that time, including mention of President Truman and Congress, travel news, and is chock full of wonderful display ads, including both B&W and color. An important slice of history, and an incredible chance to own The Lottery's first appearance in print in excellent condition. Such pieces of fragile ephemeral material are rarely passed on to us in this condition. .

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        THE LOCUSTS HAVE NO KING

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. . First printing (with both the "A" and the Scribner seal on the copyright page.) . Very good+ in bright green boards in a good+ dust jacket with the usual fading to the spine, loss of approx 1/2 cm at top of spine, tape ghosts on edges of flaps (the margins of the flaps have been trimmed slightly but the original price of 3.00 is still present.) . A novel in Powell's New York cycle, set just after the end of World War II. INSCRIBED by Powell on the front endpaper. 286 pp.

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        Proceedings of a symposium on large-scale digital calculating machinery, Volume XVI in the Annals of the Computation Lab

      Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA 1948; 302 pages plus prelims, photographs. Very Good overall, dark blue cloth hardcover, gilt title on spine, rubbed and dulled; slight spine lean; some shelfwear; binding sound, pages toned with age but clean and unmarked, hinge a bit weakened.Proceedings. . . . Jointly sponsored by the Navy Department Bureau of Ordnance and Harvard University at the Computation Laboratory, 7-10 January 1947. Volume XVI in the Annals of the Computation Laboratory of Harvard University. The first meeting of computer professionals. Eight Sessions included Opening Addresses, a tour of the new Computation Laboratory, Harvard's Mark I and Mark II calculating machines; Existing Calculating Machines; the Logic of Large-Scale Calculating Machinery; Storage Devices Numerical Methods and Suggested Problems for Solution; Sequencing, Coding, and Problem Preparation; Input and Output Devices; Conclusions and open discussion. 'Over three hundred people attended the conference, including Alan Turing, Edmund Berkeley, Grace Hopper, Wallace Eckert, Jay Forrester, John Mauchly, Herman Goldstine, George Stibitz, and Norbert Wiener' Origins of Cyberspace 414 http://www.oldcomputerbooks.com/images/C810965f.jpg

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        Les Cent Visages du Cinema (Signed First Edition)

      Editions Bernard Grasset Paris: Editions Bernard Grasset, 1948. First French Edition (and correct first). One of several limitations, this one of 180 copies issued on large paper (this being No. 166). Briefly INSCRIBED by LaPierre on the second blank, most uncommon thus. About Very Good condition, in wrappers, with a slight lean and some fraying at the spine ends and front fold, otherwise lightly shelfworn. A massive, systematic, and profusely photo-illustrated study of world cinema up to 1948, arranged by geographic areas. 716 pages, in French.

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        Twenty Years an Anglican Friar. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY

      New Life Publishing House, [1948]. Roy. 8vo., with a portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), some light and occasional spotting; original brown boards, backstrip with paper label printed in black, uncut, a few leaves poorly opened else a near fine copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED AND DECORATED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. The recipients are the author's close friends Colonel & Mrs Goddard; Newlandsmith has decorated his inscription with a musical stave captioned 'Ad Dei Gloriam'.The first volume of 'The Musician's Pilgrimage', the autobiography of the famous musicologist, founder of the New Life Movement and transcriber of Coptic church music. Extremely scarce, especially as a presentation copy. We have been unable to trace any institutional copy of this work.

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        The Spirit of Zen

      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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        CONTRACT FOR THE MOVING TARGET

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948 Legal format document signed. Fine in original condition. Contract between Alfred A. Knopf Inc & John Macdonald [Howard Ober, Agent] for THE MOVING TARGET, dated September 27th, 1948. 6 ribbon tied & sealed, 8" 1/2 x 14" heavy onion skin pages plus cover, detailing the agreements reach for the publication of one of the author's most important books. Signed by Alfred A. Knopf and witnessed by Natalie Leighton. Contains the terms, rights & permissions of publication, royalty arrangement & advances. A unique document.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Big Snow

      New York: MacMillan, 1948. First Edition 4to Decorated blue boards. [48]pp with beautiful color and black & white illustrations by the Haders.

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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

      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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        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.

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        A Bell Telephone Laboratories Computing Machine, parts I & II Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation

      National Research Council Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation, III, nos. 21 & 22, January and April 1948. A Bell Telephone Laboratories Computing Machine, parts I and II, in, MTAC Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation volume III, nos. 21 and 22, January and April 1948.Very Good overall; 2 issues of MTAC containing the complete article by Alt in 2 parts, pp 1 -13 and 69 - 84; original light green printed wraps, fading to extremities, light corner bumps & creases. Tight stapled binding; pages clean and unmarkedPrevious owner rubberstamp on upper front from a computer engineer who worked on the ATLAS and other projects (George A Hardenbergh). Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation, III, numbers 21 and 22, January and April, 1948. OOC no. 912These issues also contain a detailed description the lectures given at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in 1946, and published in two volumes September and November, 1947 ('These volumes were reviewed by Dr. CH Page and Mr. SN Alexander, both of the National Bureau of Standards... Mr. Alexander summarized and critiqued those chapters of the report which are concerned with machine design. Dr. Page... has limited his review to those chapters of the report dealing with the mathematical phases of electronic digital computers...' (from the section on Automatic Computing Machinery)There are also summaries and reviews of each of the two editions of Arthur W. Burks, Herman H. Goldstine, and John von Neuman, Preliminary Discussion of the Logical Design of an Electronic Computing Instrument -- 'As the authors state, the arithmetic organ has been discussed in greater detail... This second edition of the report is of interest in that it presents the most recent ideas of a competent group of designers of an automatically-sequenced, electronic digital computing machine...' (from the review) Other articles in these issues -- The Square Root Method for Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations; Coefficients for expressing the first twenty-four powers in terms of the legendre polynomials; A new approximation to pi (conclusion); Recent Mathematical Tables (incl US Hydrographic Office, MIT dept. Electr Engin.; Germany, more); Errata and unpublished mathematical tables; Automatic Computing Machinery -- discussions - decimal point location in computing machines; Bibliography Z-II (Burks, Goldstine & von Neumann); Comrie; Goldstine & von Neumann; Hartree); News; Other aids to Computation (bibliography Z-II); Notes - certain gear-ratio tables; Guide (MTAC no. 7); Suppl 6); Herman Hollerith; Interpolation of functions tabulated at fixed points; The National Applied Mathematics Laboratories; NAML - the Computation Laboratory; Russia and Mathematics; queries, replies - portraits and biographies of British Mathematical Table Makers; Corrigenda; April 1948 -- Discussions - Applications of Large-scale High-speed Computing Machines to Statistical work; Bibliography Z-III (includes Cesareao; Juely; Hartree; Burks, Goldstine & von Neumann; Moore School E E); News; Other aids; Notes -

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        ACTFIVE AND OTHER POEMS. Signed

      New York: Random House, 1948 New York: Random House, 1948. 1st Edition. First Edition. Inscribed Presentation by MacLeish on the ffe. "Dear Ted: The manuscript was near unfit to send you (you know how mss are) and the proof was too full of red crayon and now the book is here. I send you the print copy with trepidation and appreciation. Archie. July 19, 1948." TLS signed by MacLeish and accompanying envelope addressed from MacLeish's Uphill Farm and ALS to MacLeish from recipient "Theodore Spencer, North Hatley, Quebec.laid - in. 8vo. 63 pp. Near fine in publisher's original 1/4 navy blue cloth and patterned boards. Paper clip mark on rfe. and facing page. In a still very bright dustwrapper showing a bit of soiling & spotting and one closed tear on the back panel, paper clip stain on rear inner flap and wear to the heel and crown of the spine. Interesting copy. Theodore Spencer, [1902-1949] was an American poet & academic. He graduated from Princeton University in 1923, & a Ph.D from Harvard University in 1928. He then taught there, from 1927 to 1949. He was appointed lecturer in English literature at Cambridge University, England, in 1939. In 1942, Spencer gave the Lowell lectures on Shakespeare, published as Shakespeare and the Nature of Man, his most important work. Spencer also published essays, short stories, and poetry. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        LOSSES. Signed

      New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1948 Jarrell, Randel. LOSSES. New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1948. Inscribed and Signed By the Author. 8vo.,[viii], 68pp. Black cloth. A near fine copy in [p/c] dustwrapper showing light use. Inscribed: "To Guy [T.G. Steffan] and Esther from Randall and Mackie ----". Jarrell was at the University of Texas prior to this time, where he met his wife, Mackie. Guy Steffan was a fellow professor and literary scholar. Stated 1st. Superb copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Golden Cockerel Mabinogion: A New Translation from the White Book of Rhydderch and the Red Book of Hergest by Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1948. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Dorothea Braby. Folio. (2), 266pp. Finely printed on mould-made paper. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in half brick-colored morocco, the boards are of cream-colored buckram. The spine is tooled in gilt and the upper board is blocked in a gilt Celtic motif. Top edge gilt. A faint trace of soil but a fine copy. One of 550 numbered copies this being number 487. One of the finest editions of the Mabinogion, the mediaeval Welsh prose masterpiece.

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        THE SMILE AT THE FOOT OF THE LADDER

      New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1948 Publisher Merle Armitage'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'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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        Of Flight and Life

      Charles Scribners New York 1948. First Edition Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5". In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/4" deep by 1/8" wide chip at the upper corner of the front panel at the fold to the spine area and several closed tears and related creasing around the edges of the front panel. Signed and warmly inscribed "To Dr. and Mrs. Charles A Beard | With great admiration | and best wishes" by the author and famous pilot in the year of publication. It is unfortunate though that the inscription is blurred by either the ink from Lindbergh's pen or the ink from another handwritten, ink note having been laid-in before it dried. This is an outstanding example of an association copy inscribed by one luminary to another. Lindbergh needs little in the way of introduction other than to say his signature is not often seen. Dr. Charles A. Beard was one of the most influential historians of the early 20th century and author of many books on history and political science and is best known for a book he co-wrote with his wife, The Rise of American Civilization in 1927. However, the link between Lindbergh and the Beards became more firmly cemented in the mid to late 1930's when both took a firm isolationist stand against Roosevelt in his attempts to bring the United States into war with Germany. Both men ultimately paid a dear price for their support of the Anti-War Movement. 56 pages of text. A very nice collectable copy.Our code number = TB25071

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        [1948] Iÿ

      Edizione a cura della Galleria Palazzo Vecchio di Firen- ze e della Galleria San Carlo di Milano, 1989Acquaforte acquatinta, mm.380x310 alla battuta su grande foglio di mm. 600x800, firmata a matita in basso a destra 'Corneille '88', titolo al centro '1948', es. 23/125. Carta filigranata (firma dell'artista). L'incisione appartiene ad una cartella edita a cura della Galleria Palazzo Vecchio di Firenze e della Galleria San Carlo di Milano, nel 1989

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