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        THE NAKED AND THE DEAD

      New York:: Rinehart and Company. (1948). First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, SIGNED by him on the title page. Acclaimed as one of the best to come out of WWII. Burgess 99 title. Spine shaken and edges of the fragile black paper-covered boards showing wear, subtle staining to rear board, otherwise good to very good in the scarce first-issue dust jacket with the introductory blurb by Stanley Rinehart comparing Mailer favorably with Hemingway and others. The dust jacket has some edge rubbing and two creases where we assume it was once folded to quarters, but still bright and very good for this jacket.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        The Naked and The Dead

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

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        The Naked and the Dead

      Rinehart and Company, 1948. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Rinehart and Company, New York 1948. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1948 on the copyright page with the publisher's logo present which is a circled ""R"". In the jacket priced at $4.00 with a review at the front flap that continues to the rear flap by Stanley Rinehart. Black boards with white lettering at the spine. Book Condition: Very Good, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square, shelf wear at the edges, rubbing at the spine, clean pages. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $4.00 at the front flap, author's photo at the rear panel, shelf wear at the edges, chipping at the jacket spine.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        Bird’s Eye View of the Town of Nantucket, State of Massachusetts. Looking Southwest

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        FISH in the Air

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

      [Bookseller: Medium Rare Books LLC]
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        I Was a Doctor in Auschwitz

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

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Painting as a Pastime

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        NOW IS THE PLACE

      Montreal: First Statement Press, 1948 Layton, Irving. NOW IS THE PLACE. Family Presentation Copy of the author's second book. First Statement Press, Montreal, 1948. First Edition, First State with the controversial forward present and which was excised from almost all copies. This one with an early April 20th, 1948 inscription escaped Layton's razor. Publisher's plain card covers, grey outer wrapper illustrated in red & black. A very good or better copy of the author's uncommon second book showing light use. Inscribed by Layton on the ffe.: "For my brother Larry / With love & Esteem / Irving / Montreal, Que / April 20th 1948". Contains both poems & stories. An excellent example in first state. No. [5] in the publisher's New Writers' Series. $3750. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Now is the Place

      Montreal: First Statement Press, 1948. Stories and poems by Irving Layton. Cream wraps in decorated dust jacket which is worn only at the edges. Inscribed by Layton to Burton Keirstead and dated April 15,1948. Very nice copy of an uncommon book. . Inscribed and Dated By Author. 1st. Wraps. VG+/VG+. Octavo.

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        NOW IS THE PLACE

      Montreal: First Statement Press, 1948 Layton, Irving. NOW IS THE PLACE. Presentation Copy of the author's second book. First Statement Press, Montreal, 1948. First Edition. Publisher's plain card covers, grey outer wrapper illustrated in red & black. A fine copy of the author's very uncommon second book showing minimal use. Inscribed by Layton on the ffe. "For Frema with cordial wishes / Irving Layton / Feb. 1951" Contains both poems & stories. This is the variant with the Foreword excised by Layton who objected to its presence once the book went to press & removed each by hand. A very nice bright copy indeed. Content clean & fresh & without names, marks, writing or blemish. No. [5] in the publisher's New Writers' Series. $1475. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Cry, the Beloved Country

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1948. First edition of the author's classic work. Octavo, original beige cloth with titles to the spine in brown. Inscribed and dated by the author on the title page. Light wear, else fine in a near fine dust jacket. A sharp copy of an important work, rarely encountered signed. The most famous and important novel in South Africa's history, and an immediate worldwide bestseller when it was published in 1948, Alan Paton's impassioned novel about a black man's country under white man's law is a work of searing beauty. The eminent literary critic Lewis Gannett wrote, "We have had many novels from statesmen and reformers, almost all bad; many novels from poets, almost all thin. In Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country the statesman, the poet and the novelist meet in a unique harmony." "The greatest novel to emerge out of the tragedy of South Africa, and one of the best novels of our time." (The New Republic)

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        Blow, Wind of Fruitfulness

      Christchurch: The Caxton Press. Good with no dust jacket. 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Quite heavy rubbing to spine and to edges of boards. Ends of spine bruised. 1/8" chips to paper at ends of spine. A few spots of foxing.; 51 pages + [1] leaf erratum. Brown papered boards with printed paper label on front board. Lacking the dust wrapper. Page dimensions: 195 x 121mm. The author's second book. Signed by the author "James K Baxter" on front endpaper. Also with two owner's signatures of Victor O'Leary, an acquaintance of Baxter.; 8vo ; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        Sorry, Wrong Number (Original Film Pressbook)

      Los Angeles: Paramount, 1948. Original pressbook for the 1948 film noir, "Sorry, Wrong Number," directed by Anatole Litvak and written for the screen by Lucille Fletcher based on her hit 1943 radio play. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, and Wendell Corey. An invalid (Barbara Stanwyck) accidentally discovers her own murder being plotted over the telephone. 24 pages, saddle stitched, 12-1/4 x 15 inches. Very Good condition. Faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. Some bruising to the wrappers, particularly the front edge. Tiny bit of starting to lower hinge fold and light soiling overall. Claustrophobic and shot in high expressionist style, the film retains the grim, ironic ending of its play source, and garnered Stanwyck her fourth and final Oscar nomination. Selby 376. Silver and Ward, pp. 262-263.

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        The Paradine Case (Screenplay archive)

      Los Angeles: Selznick International Pictures / Vanguard Films, 1948. An archive of rough drafts, screenplays, post-production scripts and support documentation for the 1947 film, "The Paradine Case," directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the 1933 novel by Robert Hichens, written for the screen by a host of screenwriters, including Hitchcock, Alma Reville, David O. Selznick, and others (many of whom are not credited on IMDB), and starring Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, and Ethel Barrymore. & & The archive contains 7 scripts, 4 of which are pre-production, all bound in studio wrappers and bound with brads except where indicated:& & First rough draft of the script (with dialogue from the novel) by Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville, dated April 16, 1946 and re-run on June 12, 1946, with a third run on August 12, 1946. Blue wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 77, 195 pages. Very Good to Near Fine. & & Final shooting script by Alma Reville and David O. Selznick, dated December 10, 1946. Yellow wrappers, with credits on the front wrapper for Selznick and Reville, novelist Hichens, and director Hitchcock. Rubber-stamped copy No. 165. 177 pages,with pink, yellow, and green revision pages dated variously between 12/15/46 and 3/3/47. 4 leaves on onionskin stock, all typed carbons. Near Fine. & & Description of Settings and Props (compiled from the novel), dated April 17, 1946. Blue wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 18, Near Fine condition. 7 pages.& & Costumes (compiled from the novel), dated April 17, 1946. Blue wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 24. Near Fine. 10 pages.& & Dialogue Cutting Continuity for the film, dated February 19, 1948. Light blue wrappers. Near Fine. 115 pages.& & Dialogue Cutting Continuity for the Trailer, dated February 27, 1948. Gray wrappers. Near Fine condition, saddle-stitched at the top edge. 5 pages.& & Timing Sheets for the initial release of the film and the first trailer, dated March 1948 and credited to S.G. Samuels. & & Combined 16mm Cutting Continuity for the 1961 re-release of the film, detailing 4 reels, Green self-wrappers, 126 pages, dated April 30, 1961. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy (First Edition)

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. Basis for the scathing, classic 1965 black comedy directed by Tony Richardson, written for the screen by Terry Southern, and starring Robert Morse, John Gielgud, Dana Andrews, Milton Berle, James Coburn, Liberace, Tab Hunter, Roddy McDowell, and Jonathan Winters (in two roles). One of the few films ever made that can boast a large, diverse cast as well as timeless elegance and wit, Waugh's story concerns a young man from London who comes to Hollywood to claim an inheritance, and finds no shortage of strangeness at every turn.

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        New Jersey Equity Reports. vols. 1 to 142. (1830-1948)

      1948. New Jersey Equity Reports. Newark, N.J.: Soney & Sage. Vols. 1 to 142. 1830 to 1948. Tan cloth with red and black labels. Ex-private law firm library with stamps.

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        Typed letter signed ("Henry Moore").

      Hoglands, Perry Green, Much Hadham, Herts., 15. V. 1948. - Two pages, closely typed on two octavo sheets of letterhead. Folded for mailing, otherwise very good or better, with the original typed envelope. Enclosed in a folding half morocco clamshell case. A fine letter from the artist, addressed "Dear Miss [Irene] Rosen", in response to her enthusiastic letter written after a viewing of his sculptures at the Art Institute of Chicago (a carbon of her letter is present). In a substantially better than ordinary response by the sculptor to his public, and after apologizing for the delay in his response, Moore writes: "[.] As to your touching the pieces of sculpture at Chicago, you were right and the guards were wrong. If you can get a better idea of the volume of the mass, of the depth of the space and of the hardness of the material by touching a sculpture as well as looking at it, you must do so. I much enjoyed seeing a work of mine which had been in a museum in a mining town in England for many years and which had become dirtied in places where the miners, dropping into the museum on the way home for work, had run their hands over it". In response to her query about the possibility of reproductions of his sculptures, he writes "As to reproductions, I don't think they are worth making unless they're good; it's the same thing with pictures [.] reproductions of sculptures [.] can't be any good unless each cast is worked on by the artist -- and no artist has time to do that to a large edition of reproductions [.]". He details how his editions of bronzes are produced, comments on their availability and price ("which is, I imagine, more than you can afford to pay"), and responds to her complaints about the inadequacy of the reproductions of photographs in J.J. Sweeney's book: "In feeling the limitations of photographs you are certainly on the right lines [.] a reproduction in a book can never have the same beauty or fidelity as an actual photographic print [.]". He concludes in appreciation of her "genuine and intelligent interest" and notes that he his sending her separately a photograph (not present) of his latest carving. Signed in ink, "Henry Moore".

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        Mémoires de M. de Schnabelewopski, écrits par Henri Heine, illustrés par Jules Pascin

      Paris: Jacques Haumont, 1948. Livre. Illus. by Jules Pascin. Très bon. En Feuilles. Ed. numérotée. In-4. Paris, Jacques Haumont, 1948. 35 x 28,5 cm, in-4°, 1 f. bl. + 2 ff. n. ch. + 92 pp. + 1 f. n. ch., avec une vignette en couleurs sur la page de titre et 35 gravures sur bois tirées en gris, dont 9 à pleine page, pagination et encadrements des annonces de chapitre en gris, en feuilles sous couverture blanche rempliée, ornée d'une vignette gravée en gris sur le premier plat. Premier tirage en France des illustrations de Pascin (il existe une édition allemande - Berlin, Cassirer, 1910 - qui est différente). L'un des 133 exemplaires sur vélin chiffon de Mandeure, seul papier (n° 8). Peu commun. Très bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 5856).

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        Pierres Levees

      Paris, Flammarion, 1948. Pierres Levees Jules Romains. Paris, Flammarion, 1948. Contains one lithograph signed in pencil by Matisse. One of 340 copies.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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        Intruder in the Dust

      New York: Random House. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION of Faulkner's powerful novel of Southern race relations, centered around the trial of a black farmer (Lucas Beauchamp) accused of murdering a white man. Intruder in the Dust "has the suspense and excitement that Faulkner can nearly always create and the disturbing emotional power that he can generate at his best... This subject of the complicated consequences of the mixture of white with Negro blood has been explored by Faulkner with remarkable intelligence and subtlety and variety of dramatic imagination; and Lucas himself, the black man who embarrasses a set of white relatives by having inherited the strongest traits of a common white ancestor, is one of the author's most impressive creations" (Edmund Wilson). New York: Random House, 1948. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine; bright dust jacket with only a hint of edgewear. A beautiful copy.

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        Tini

      Buenos Aires: Sociedad de Bibliofilos Argentinos, 1948. First edition. Loose in stiff paper portfolio and cardbord slip case. A near fine copy, small tears to fore edge of original glassene wrapper. 4to. Illus. with 5 b/w plates and 2 etchings. No. 6 of 91 numbered copies (of a total run of 100) on Charter Eggshell paper. Original etchings and plates signed by the illustrator. Designed by the eminent South American typographer, Ghino Fogli. "Tini" is the most famous and popular of the stories of Eduardo Wilde (1844-1913), Argentine Doctor and writer. Catalina Mórtola (1889-1966) was an Argentine painter and engraver.

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        122 Farvefotografier. 122 Colour Photographs

      Copenhagen, Schoenberg,, 1948. Quarto. Original grey boards with white spine, titles to spine in grey. Spine browned, edges rubbed, endpapers lightly browned. First edition, first impression. Signed on the front free endpaper by Keld Helmer-Petersen. Dual language in Danish and English. 1948 classic. One of the first colour photography books.

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        Candido. Settimanale del sabato.

      Subject: (Giornali satirici). Milano, 1948, A. IV, dal n 1 al n 32, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44. Trentotto fascicoli con num.me ill.

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        Illustrated postcard

      (Hingham, MA), 1948. One-cent postcard addressed to Dorothy Abbe at the Berwick Hotel in Cambridge, Ohio. With a two-color printed return label showing Dwiggins's Leavitt Street address and a small illustration of Hermes in three colors pasted to the lower left corner. Dwiggins appears to have also added "Via Air Mail" in precise blue watercolor. On the reverse side is a pen-and-ink drawing of a cat in side-profile, beneath which Dwiggins wrote: "Juniper says now maybe you'll stay home more of an evening, now that transportation has gone west." From 1947 until Mabel Dwiggins's death in 1968, Dorothy Abbe lived at the Dwiggins home and collaborated with Dwiggins in the press they called Püterschein-Hingham. This postcard was evidently written during one of Abbe's trips to the Midwest and betrays a subtle sense of longing on the part of Dwiggins. Faint spotting to reverse, uniform browning. Rare: personal correspondence between Dwiggins and Abbe almost never appears on the market.

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        New Jersey Law Reports. Vols. 1-137 (1798-1948)

      1948. [New Jersey Law Reports]. Reports of cases argued and determined in the Supreme Court and, at law, in the court of Errors and Appeals of the State of New Jersey. Newark: Soney & Sage. Vols. 1-137 (1798-1948). Complete set of volumes published. Ex-private law firm library. Tan buckram with contrasting leather spine lettering pieces. All books are in very good condition. * Title varies slightly. Publisher and place of publication vary. Reporters: Coxe, Richard S. (vol. 1 NJ Law) 1790-1795; Pennington, William S. (vols. 2-3 NJ Law) 1806-1813; Southard, Samuel L. (vols. 4-5 NJ Law) 1816-1820; Halsted, William, Jr. (vols. 6-12 NJ Law) 1796-1831; Greene, James S. (vols. 13-15 NJ Law) 1831-1836; Harrison, Josiah, (vols. 16-19 NJ Law) 1837-1842; Spencer, Robert D., (vol. 20 NJ Law) 1842-1846; Zabriskie, (vols. 21-24 NJ Law) 1847-1855; Dutcher, (vols. 25-29 NJ Law) 1847-1855; Vroom, (vols. 30-35 NJ Law) 1862-1872; Vroom, G.D.W. (vols. 36-85 NJ Law) 1872-1914; Gummerere, (vols. 86-125 NJ Law) 1914-1921; Abbott, (vols. 126-137 NJ Law) 1940-1948.

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        For you the War is over

      London: For the Author, at the Falcon Press,, 1948. Landscape octavo (181 × 244 mm). Green skiver-backed cream linen boards, title gilt to the spine. With the dust jacket. 12 tipped-in coloured plates after watercolours by Horner, profusely illustrated, many full page illustrations from his excellent pen and ink and charcoal sketches, including portraits and cartoons. A little chafed head and tail of the spine, boards slightly bowed, the jacket rubbed and with some splits and chips, but pictorially and textually complete. First and only edition, this copy signed at the conclusion of his Preface by Bill Bowes, probably the best bowler of the interwar period, like Horner a Yorkshireman, and a fellow POW in Italy. Before the war, Horner had trained at Leeds Art College, subsequently taking up work at a commercial studio. He won a competition to become war artist with the Sunday Chronicle, and was was captured in the Western Desert, spending the rest of the war in a succession of camps in Italy and Germany, as chronicled here. Following liberation he became the chief illustrator at The Autocar, where he remained until his retirement in 1980. He died in 2006. Bowes writes of the camp Art Club; "They gave us some wonderful exhibitions, and from the first the work of Gordon Horner aroused general admiration". Which is no wonder at all, as his sketches both in black and white - "in those early days when we had no paints" - and colour; portraiture and landscape; at the front and in camp, are extremely evocative. Loosely inserted in this copy are the POW Personalkarte - with photographic "mugshot" - of Thomas Edward Llewllyn-Lloyd, who was captured in Libya in 1941, and who was in Oflag 79 with Horner; together with a manuscript Christmas menu for Room 45 House 8, Christmas '44 with original ink and crayon cartoons of three inmates including Llewllyn-Lloyd. An excellent copy with some wonderful associated material.

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        The Etcht Miniature Monthly Magazine

      Sierra Madre, CA, 1948. Twelve miniature volumes, all published. Dated January through December 1948, each limited to an edition of 60 copies signed by the author, designer, and etcher, Bernhardt Wall. According to Adomeit, this is "surely the most famous miniature monthly magazine ever published." Text and illustrations are all etched, printed in colored inks. A typical issue contains two decorated titles and fifteen full-page pictorial plates. These include scenes of California, Washington, and Rome, and portraits of famous Americans, such as Pershing, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, FDR, various other presidents, and "a dog named Chris." Lincoln figures often, with scenes from his life. Among the most interesting are a picture of Wall at his press, and a portrait of Woodrow Wilson from a cancelled plate, along with the text of Wilson's letter objecting to being portrayed in military uniform. There is even a tiny panorama of the Battle of Chancellorsville. Extremely fine in etched wrappers. (See Adomeit in MBC I:4). (1 13/16 by 1 5/16; 45x33mm).

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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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        CUENTOS DE HADAS DE LA REPUBLICA ARGENTINA - CUENTOS CRIOLLOS - AVENTURAS DE DOS NIÑOS PERONISTAS - LA SEGUNDA INDEPENDENCIA - CUENTOS DEL 17 DE OCTUBRE - HISTORIA DE LOS GOBIERNOS ARGENTINOS - UNA MUJER ARGENTINA. MARIA EVA DUARTE y otros (9 volumenes)

      Codex, Biblioteca Infantil General Perón, 32 pgs. c/u aprox. 1948 - Nº 1: CUENTOS DE HADAS DE LA REPUBLICA ARGENTINA. (Ilustraciones de Raul Pugliese, Rafael Luque, Athos Cozzi) - Nº 2: CUENTOS CRIOLLOS. (Ilustraciones de Franco Mosca) - Nº 5: AVENTURAS DE DOS NIÑOS PERONISTAS. (Ilustraciones de Francisco Dinard) - Nº 6: LA SEGUNDA INDEPENDENCIA. (Ilustraciones de C. Baleito) - Nº 7: CUENTOS DEL 17 DE OCTUBRE. (Ilustraciones de Tatiana Campos) - Nº 8: HISTORIA DE LOS GOBIERNOS ARGENTINOS. (Ilustraciones de Aristides Rechain) - Nº 10: UNA MUJER ARGENTINA. MARIA EVA DUARTE DE PERON. (Ilustraciones de Pascual Guida) - Nº 11: HISTORIA DE LAS ELECCIONES ARGENTINAS. (Ilustraciones de Raul Pugliese) - Nº 12: LA ARGENTINA MILAGROSA. (Ilustraciones de Athos Cozzi). Ilustrados en color y b&n. Guardas ilustradas en color. La colección completa consta de 12 volumenes. En algunos volumenes: Roturitas en los extremos del lomo, manchas en margen inferior y lateral, sin afectar la lectura del texto. Sello en la portada del volumen No. 1. Un cuadernillo suelto, pero completo, en el No. 12. [Libro en Español / Book in Spanish] === PERONISMO - LITERATURA INFANTIL - LITERATURA ARGENTINA === [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PLATERO Y YO. 1907 - 1916. Edición completa con ilustraciones de Norah Borges. [Firmado / Signed]

      Losada, 341 pgs., Buenos Aires 1948 - Firma y dedicatoria del autor a Margarita Costa en la anteportada. Ilustrado en b/n. [Libro en Español / Book in Spanish] [DEDICATORIA AUTOGRAFA] === POESIA - LITERATURA ESPAÑOLA ==== [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portrait of Shaw playing the spinet with Blanche Patch, his secretary, looking on

      c. 1948. Image size: 23 x 16.7 cm. Gelatin silver print on card. Shaw is seated and turned slightly towards Patch who is leaning forward and looking at the spinet. Two closed marginal tears including one stretching into the upper right corner of the image, barely visible. Presented in a handmade distressed black and goldleaf frame. Signed by Karsh in pencil lower left. Inscribed "Who says I can't play the spinet?" in an unidentified hand below the image. Photographer's copyright stamp and "no. 2" in pencil to verso.

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        TYPED LETTER, SIGNED, TO HIS PUBLISHERS ALLEN & UNWIN

      Ayot St. Lawrence. 5 February 1948.. One page, on quarto sheet of letterhead. ca. 100 words. Folded for mailing, small receipt date stamp, else very good. Half morocco folding clamshell box. Shaw, then in his 90s, writes his publishers about delays in production of BERNARD SHAW ON VIVISECTION, noting "I have been waiting so long for the dummy of this book you promised me that I have forgotten everything else about it, and beg for a proof as it now stands before I finally pass it for press." He stresses the need for the dummy to facilitate the design of the dust wrapper, giving details, and requesting either a dummy or specs be sent to Miss Theodora Winsten. He concludes by noting: "I must get this publication off my mind at once, or I shall be dead before it is finally disposed of ...." Signed "G. Bernard Shaw." The book finally appeared 23 June 1949. Winsten also executed the rather unpopular illustrations for the 1950 UK edition of BUOYANT BILLIONS.

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