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        Murder in the Cathedral

      Faber and Faber London; (1948): Faber and Faber Inscribed by the author on the title page, 88pp., bound in red cloth spine lettering gilt, some minor finger soiling to covers, off-setting to free endpapers. A very good copy in chipped dust jacket with piece torn away along upper edge near head.. Octavo.

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        Portrait of Marlon Brando, as Stanley Kowalski in 'Streetcar Named Desire"

      New York decmber 27 1948 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's pencilled notes identifying the subject ("Marlon Brando / 'Streetcar Named Desire'"), the date, and number of print ("xv FF 8") . Van Vechten's Stanley Kowalski as immortalized by Brando, portrayed here in his slacks and sweater, glancing over his shoulder, with Blanche Dubois' gown (from the rape scene) draped over his arm

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        122 Farvefotografier. Iagttagelser ved K. Helmer-Petersen/122 Colour Photographs. Observations by K. Helmer-Petersen.

      Schoenberg Publishers. Copenhagen, no date [1948]. Large 4to. No pagination. Illustrated with colour photographs throughout. Publisher's boards with dust wrappers. Near fine++ in orig. wrappers with a few creases and small closed tears.. Michael Parr 'The Photo Book. A History, volume 1.', pp. 202-203. Ingrid Fischer Jonge '28 danske fotobøger'.** With this impressive volume, Danish photographer Keld Helmer-Petersen (1920-) got an international breakthrough. The book is considered as the gateway of modernism into Danish photography

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        Photograph of a rain-soaked Charles de Gaulle praying in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Nice, 1948

      Nice France 1948 [Nice, France, 1948]. (DE GAULLE, CHARLES) Printed circa 1984. 11-3/8 x 10-3/8 inches. Gelatin silver print. Very good. Docketed on verso with indications to the printer for reduction and placement . Rare print of this famous image of the French leader, praying on the eve of the elections for the National Assembly of 1948, standing before an altar in his rain-soaked uniform. Taken by the Ukrainian-born photographer Dmitri Kessel (1902 - 1995), whose work for LIFE magazine won him international renown, the image received a full-page reproduction (from this very print) in the book ON ASSIGNMENT: DMITRI KESSEL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER (New York, Abrams, 1985, p. 165), with the explanation: " ... in Nice in September 1948. He was campaigning for re-election when he was caught in a downpour and refused an umbrella."

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        Über den Allgemeinen Plankalkül als Mittel zur Formulierung schematisch-kombinativer Aufgaben. (In: Archiv der Mathematik, volume 1, number 6, pp.441-449).

      Karlsruhe, G. Braun, 1948. Royal8vo. (240x170mm). Original printed wrappers. Entire issue 6 offered here (pp.413-492). Mint copy.. First edition. Konrad Zuse, a German engineer, built the world's first large-scale automatic digital computer (the Z3 in 1941), and was the first develop a high-level programing language (the 'Plankalkül') for computers. Zuse had developed his programming language already in 1945, but due to the war conditions this work, as so much more, remained unkown to the public. In this paper Zuse gives the first description of the Plankalkül. Not in Origins of Cyberspace

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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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        A SPECIMEN BOOK OF TYPES, ORNAMENTS AND MISCELLANY

      Stamford: The Overbrook Press 1948. Stamford: The Overbrook Press, 1948.. [4],77,[1] leaves, printed on rectos only. Small quarto. Loose, unbound sheets of Bristol board, printed in a variety of types and a few colors. Upper board (functionally the half-title) a bit tanned and smudged, otherwise a nice set. First edition, special issue. The second and considerably expanded specimen book of the press. The formal book was issued in an edition of fifty copies only, printed on handmade paper. The copy in hand is one of fifteen impressions made on loose sheets of Bristol board suitable for display. Rare in this format. CAHOON, p.57.

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        Four Tales from Arabian Nights. Lithographs by Marc CHAGALL (deluxe issue)

      NY: Pantheon Books, 1948, first edition, from the total edition of 111, this is number 58 of 90 impressions on wove paper. The complete book with text and 12 original color lithographs by Marc Chagall, all hors-texte, each signed and numbered 58/90 by the artist in pencil. The lithos are marked from Pl.1 to Pl.12; sheet size 44 x 33.5 cm; with full margins, each in the separate folder with text, as issued. 30 loose leaves in publisher's wrappers and slipcase. This unique copy with 21 unsigned and unnumbered progressive proofs for Mourlot 40, 44 and 48 (only the first 10 copies of the edition contained proofs, and there were 13 of them, not 21 as in this example); the proofs were printed on Utopian paper, contained in a custom folder and matching slipcase. All 33 lithos with nice tissue guards. In addition, this copy includes a duplicate of Plate 9's folder with text and b&w litho (but without the signed print). Both slipcases with their contents housed in an elaborate custom wooden box with ties; everything in excellent condition. Meyer (Chagall): ”… (the) Arabian Nights was the first important book with original prints by Chagall to be published since the twenties. These illustrations are also his first colored lithographs and therefore the starting point for an essential development of his postwar period”. Sorlier: ”Chagall found himself confronted with a text which corresponded to his art like no other”. References: Cramer 18; Mourlot 36-47; Sorlier 36-47.

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        La Guerre Secrete de Josephine Baker. Avec une Lettre autographe du General De Gaulle. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM JOSEPHINE BAKER; WITH PUBLISHER'S FLIER

      Editions Siboney, Paris, [1948]. 8vo., First Edition, text in French, with 2 portrait plates and a plate of facsimiles; original printed wrappers, uncut, covers very faintly dust-soiled else a very good, clean copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM JOSEPHINE BAKER WITH HER BOLD SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. APPROPRIATELY, HER INSCRIPTION APPENDS THE ABBREVIATION 'FFLF' TO HER SIGNATURE. A COPY OF THE PUBLISHER'S ILLUSTRATED FLIER, PROMOTING THIS AND SEVERAL SIMILAR WORKS, IS LOOSELY INSERTED. THE FLIER LEADS WITH THIS TITLE AND REPRODUCES THE WELL-KNOWN PORTRAIT OF BAKER IN UNIFORM 'EN TENUE DE DEBARQUEMENT'.Commandant Abtey served with 2e Bureau and other Free French units from 1936 to 1945. His account of Baker's involvement with the Resistance is the first such account and remains a standard reference.THE WORK ITSELF IS SCARCE AND THE FLIER A RARE SURVIVAL.A RARE AND OUTSTANDING COPY OF AN IMPORTANT ACCOUNT OF A NOTABLE FIGURE OF THE FRENCH RESISTANCE IN WWII.

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        Intruder in the Dust

      Random House 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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        JACQUES VILLON OU L'ART GLORIEUX.

      In-8 gr., bross., sovrac., pp. 61,(5), con l?illustr. di 15 opere dell?artista di cui 7 in tavv. a colori (3 a doppia pag.), litografate dai Mourlot Frères. Edizione originale di questo studio dedicato a Villon (pseudonimo di Gaston Duchamp - 1875/1963). Vi sono contenuti: un poema di Paul Eluard, un Elogio di Villon scritto da René-Jean e dei ?propos d'artistes et de critiques choisis par P. Eluard?. Bella edizione in tirat. di 1800 esempl. numer. ?sur vélin du Marais?. Solo aloni ai risg., altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        To Say if You Love Someone

      Decker Press Prairie City: Decker Press. (1948). An unrecorded variant of this uncommon title. Gray cloth with the same design as that of the apparently first issue yellow cloth, in a blue dust jacket with gold and black lettering, a price of $1 and the words "THE ARCHIVE of Duke University" in place of "Louis Untermeyer" on the dust jacket copy. According to Morgan, Decker printed about 200 copies of this title, about 20 of which were the first issue, although Morgan doesn't account for all known variants. Shortly after printing this book, Decker disappeared and his car was found abandoned, a mystery that was never solved. Fine in a mildly sunned, else fine dust jacket. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        TOPOLINO giornale con le famose illustrazioni a colori e fumetti - annata 1948 completa (dal n. 672 del 3 gennaio al num. 723 del 25 dicembre 1948), Milano, Mondadori, 1948

      26 X 37, fascicoli di 8 facciate, il tutto rilegato in unico volume tutta tela verde con piccole ferite al dorso. Fogli integri senza rifilature e mancanze di alcun tipo. Questa rara e famosa annata del primo dopoguerra, viene offerta a

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        The Novels of Jane Austen, 6 Volumes: Sense and Sensibility + Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park + Emma; Northanger Abbey + Persuasion

      Allan Wingate 1948. 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. 102c

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        THE THIRD MAN .... SECOND DRAFT SCRIPT [wrapper title]

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

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        President Truman writes his Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder, praising his newly elected Vice President Alben W. Barkley declaring that “no President could have a finer or more capable partner than I will have … a respected leader among all persons in all sections of this Nation … he will be my strong right arm…”

      John W. Snyder’s close friendship with Harry S. Truman began in 1928 when Truman was a County Judge. They served together in the U.S. Army Reserves after World War I. Lt. Col. Snyder was in Col. Truman’s Missouri Regiment, the 381st Field Artillery, 102nd Division. Snyder served President Truman as his Federal Loan Administrator (1945), Director of the Office of Mobilization and Reconversion (1945-1946), and Secretary of the Treasury (1946-1953). Typed Letter Signed “Harry S Truman” as President, one page, 8” x 10.5”. The White House, Washington, December 15, 1948. To “Honorable John W. Snyder / Secretary of the Treasury / Washington, D.C.” Faint browning mark in left portion. Never folded. Fine condition. Typed “COPY” in the upper left, this letter was signed ink by President Truman. The original signed letter to Snyder on White House stationery, most probably accompanying this letter, was presented to Barkley. In full, “I am proud to be able to send a message to the gathering which honors Vice President-Elect Alben W. Barkley at Town Hall tonight and I wish that I were able to tell all of you in person what I think of Alben W. Barkley. I know that no President could have a finer or more capable partner than I will have in the four years that lie ahead. Senator Barkley’s leadership in the Senate and his skill as a legislator have won him an admiration all over the Nation which crosses party lines and makes Senator Barkley a respected leader among all persons in all sections of this Nation. I know that he will be my strong right arm as all of us in America tackle the problems that lie ahead and join together in our efforts to build a just peace and to continue to demonstrate to the world that our brand of democracy and our free enterprise economy are the best way of life. Tonight I honor Senator Barkley for the efforts he has made towards those goals in the past and for the further service to those goals that he will give as Vice President.” Accompanied by a photocopy of the article in the December 16, 1948, edition of “The New York Times” headlined “Barkley Is Praised / By Chief Executive,” subheaded “Vice President-Elect Hailed as / ‘Good Right Arm’ at Dinner / Honoring Him Here.” In part, “President Truman called Vice President-elect Alben W. Barkley the ‘finest and most capable partner any President ant President could ever have.’ He declared that Senator Barkley would be his ‘good right arm’ in the work ahead to make the nation and the world peaceful and prosperous. The President’s eulogy of his running-mate in the last campaign was in the form of a message read at a dinner honoring Senator Barkley, given by Town Hall Associates, at the Waldorf-Astoria last night. Senator Barkley is to receive the Town Hall award for distinguished service at Town Hall at 11 o’clock this morning. The dinner was attended by 1,500 persons, and the dais seated a large number of high-ranking Democrats, including four members of the Cabinet and half a dozen Senators or Senators-elect…” The article mentions the names of six speakers, in addition to Barkley, who spoke, including John W. Snyder.

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        Other Voices, Other Rooms

      Random House New York: Random House. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Truman Capote's first novel. Published in 1948, when Capote was only 23 years old, "Other Voices almost immeditaely jumped onto the New York Times best-seller list, where it remained for nine weeks. It sold more than 26,000 copies... Although many other novels of 1948, including Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead and Irwin Shaw's The Young Lions, outsold it several times over, no other was so much discussed, or became so controversial. Truman's reputation, which had been building among literary people since "Miriam," exploded in all directions. People who had never walked into a bookstore suddenly knew the name and, most certainly, the face of Truman Capote" (Clarke, Capote).New York: Random House, 1948. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine; dust jacket clean and bright with light toning to spine and a few tiny abrasions. A very attractive copy.

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        RASSEGNA CRITICA DI ARCHITETTURA. A cura della Facolta' di Architettura dell'Universita' di Roma. Redattore Capo: Giulio Roisecco.

      In-8, 3 volumi, mezza tela, titolo oro su tassello al dorso, ogni fascicolo di circa 40/80 pagine, con numerosissime illustrazioni in bianco e nero nel testo (foto e disegni). Di questa importante rivista di architettura offriamo quasi tutto il pubblicato: i.e. i primi 28 numeri, dal n. 1 (Anno I, gennaio 1948), al n. 28 (Anno V, nov./dic. 1952). La Rassegna - non pubblicata nel 1953 - termina col n. 3/4 del 1954 (Annno VI, luglio/dic.). Alla fine di ogni fascicolo è unito uno ?schedario bibliografico? degli argomenti trattati nei libri e nelle riviste più celebrate di architettura, edite in Italia e all?estero, a partire dal gennaio 1947, suddivisi in apposite schede (in italiano, francese e inglese). In buono stato (good copy).

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        President Truman tells his top civilian and military leaders of the Armed Forces that they must “subordinate personal and service preferences to the broader program of the national good” because “there are still some of you who are thinking more of representing the interests and objectives of your individual service than of interpreting the broad national program…”

      Final Draft Memorandum prepared for President Truman, one page, 8” x 10.5”. [Washington, May 1948]. Corrected in holograph in pencil by James E. Webb, Director, Bureau of the Budget, with one word in Truman’s hand and 60 word handwritten explanation in ink by Webb signed “JW / 10-30-73.” Fine condition. Headed: “Memorandum for The Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army / The Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval operations / The Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force.” Corrections by Webb are noted. To read it as corrected, just don’t read the words in [brackets]. In full, “In order that there may be no misunderstanding with respect to the method I have approved for implementing the increased military program now being submitted to the Congress, I enclose a copy of a memorandum which I am today sending to the Secretary of Defense. It is [‘essential’ crossed out, replaced with ‘of major importance’] of major importance in the critical period ahead that all agencies of the Government present a solid front [next three words added] to the world on the essential elements supporting our foreign policy. This means that everyone must make a conscious effort to subordinate personal and service preferences to the broader program of the national good. “Our several conferences have indicated [‘clearly’ crossed out] that there are still some of you who are thinking more of representing the interests and objectives of your individual service than of interpreting the broad national program and its requirements to [‘the’ crossed out, replaced by ‘your’] your services [next four words added] and to the Congress. This latter is an essential element of your leadership position and [‘I am counting on’ crossed out by Pres. Truman] you [‘must’ added by Pres. Truman; ‘to’ crossed out] must give it a high priority in the months ahead.” In the lower blank portion, in 1973, Webb has explained in ink what this Memorandum is. In full, “My Talking draft for meeting with Pres. Truman on military budget – I believe summer of 1948 after Pres had called for ‘draft’ but did not want to go to mobilization & JCS [Joint Chiefs of Staff] wanted more national emphasis on military thought. Horizontal line [after “broader program of the national good.’] was possible stopping point, which Pres rejected. Instead he added the word ‘must’ in last line – this is his writing. He signed memo based on this draft. JW / 10-30-73.” President Truman had asked Congress to enact a temporary draft law and universal military training on March 17, 1948. According to the Presidential Appointments Calendar contained in the files kept by his Appointments Secretary, Matthew J. Connelly, on May 11, 1948, Webb met with President Truman in the White House. It was most probably at this meeting that the draft here offered was presented to the President by Webb and corrected by Pres. Truman. Two days later, in the last meeting of the day, at 3:30 PM on Thursday, May 13, 1948, President Truman met “off the record” with Webb (Director, Bureau of the Budget), Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, Secretary of the Army Kenneth C. Royall, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Omar N. Bradley, Secretary of the Navy John L. Sullivan, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Lewis E. Denfield, Secretary of the Air Force Stuart Symington, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg. The last six named were the recipients of the final copy of the Memorandum here offered. The Associated Press reported that on May 13, 1948, in a letter to Speaker of the House Joseph Martin (R-Mass.), President Truman asked Congress for $2.4 billion for defense in addition to the military budget, about $11 billion, that he had submitted earlier. The President said the money was needed because of increased military requirements contemplated in his March 17th message to Congress. It would pay the cost of the armed forces expansion proposed on March 17th. James E. Webb served as Truman’s Director of the Bureau of the Budget from July 13, 1946 to January 27, 1949, and as his Under Secretary of State from January 28, 1949 to February 29, 1952. He was NASA Administrator from 1961-1968.

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        Drôle de Ménage. Textes et dessins.

      Paris: Paul Morihien 1948. With 30 orig. colourlithographs + cover printed by Mourlot Frères. 4to. [56] pp. Soft cover, very good condition.. 1st edition of Cocteau's only children's book. Copy no. 509 of 720 on vélin de Rives

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        The Naked and the Dead

      Rinehart New York: Rinehart. (1948). First. First edition. Light dampstaining to the bottom corners and edges of all pages, not affecting the text, thus very good in very good, internally tape repaired dustwrapper with edgewear. Inscribed by the author. The author's first book, a stunning debut which ranks among the best American war novels ever written. Burgess 99. .

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        " BRITANNIA MEWS" SCREENPLAY BY

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

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        Hall of Famer Joe Cronin waives notice of most likely the last meeting of the Directors of the 1948 Oroville Red Sox – the first place team was disbanded after their only season.

      Typed Document Signed “Joseph E. Cronin,” one page, 8.5” x 11”. Boston, Massachusetts, November 19, 1948. Three file holes at blank left edge. Fine condition. Headed “Oroville Baseball Club, Inc. / Waiver of Notice / of Meeting of Board of Directors / November 19, 1948.” In full, “We, the undersigned, being all of the Directors of the Oroville Baseball Club, Inc., hereby waive notice of the time, place and purpose of the meeting of the Directors of said Company and appoint Friday, November 19, 1948 at 10:00 o’clock in the forenoon as the time, and 24 Jersey Street, Boston, Massachusetts, as the place of said meeting.” Also signed by the other director of the Oroville Baseball Club, “Hiram W. Mason.” The Oroville Red Sox were the Class D farm team of the Red Sox in the Far West League. When the Far West League was organized in 1948, Boston placed a team in Oroville, California. The team finished the season in first place, but would only last the 1948 season as the Boston Red Sox decided to reduce their minor league affiliations. This was undoubtedly what was discussed at the November 19, 1948 meeting in Boston. The Far West League lasted until 1951. Joe Cronin was the manager of the Boston Red Sox from 1933-1947. At the end of the 1947 season, he became General Manager of the Red Sox and continued in that post through January 1959 when he was elected President of the American League (1959-1973). In 1956, Cronin was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. It is interesting to note that in 1949, just a few months after this document was signed, the Boston Red Sox had scouted Willie Mays. Howard Bryant on ESPN.com wrote in 2009, “‘There's no telling what I would have been able to do in Boston,” Willie Mays once told me. ‘To be honest, I really thought I was going to Boston. They had a guy come down to look at me. They had a good team with [Mel] Parnell and [Vern] Stephens, and of course, Ted. But for that [Tom] Yawkey. Everyone knew he was a racist. He didn't want me.’ … And of course, there was the original sin: Jackie Robinson’s humiliating 1945 tryout with Boston that ended with Robinson and the Red Sox -- manager Joe Cronin, in particular -- as lifelong enemies. The Red Sox were not serious about signing Robinson; by the time he retired following the 1956 season, the Sox still hadn’t integrated.” It’s probably more than a coincidence that just six months after Cronin left his post as Red Sox General Manager, Pumpsie Green became the first Black ballplayer to play for the Red Sox. Boston was the last of the 16 teams in the Major Leagues to integrate, twelve years after Jackie Robinson. Tom Yawkey owned the Boston Red Sox from 1933 until his death in 1976. Pre-certified by Spence.

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        BOTTEGHE OSCURE 1948-1960 (fascicoli I-XXV) TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Napoli - Roma, Ricciardi poi De Luca, 1948

      La rivista, che prese il nome della via nella quale aveva la sede, nasceva a Roma per iniziativa di Marguerite Caetani, la direttrice, e si rifaceva all'esperienza di "Commerce" che la stessa Caetani aveva diretto a Parigi tra le due guerre ed alla quale avevano collaborato importanti scrittori come Yoyce, Svevo, Ungaretti, Valery. La rivista si proponeva (e mantenne concretamente le premesse) di aprire spazi alla poesia giovanile ed alle letterature europee. Venne data particolare attenzione a giovani scrittori italiani : Cassola, Soldati, Petroni, Dessì, Elsa Morante, Anna Banti, Bertolucci A., Giorgio Caproni, Fortini, Pasolini e Paolo Volponi. Cessò con la morte dell'editore De Luca nel 1960, con la prospettiva, mantenuta parzialmente, di far uscire periodici quaderni. Fascicoli sciolti in ottime condizioni, in 8o, cadauno di pagine 400-450 Collezione completa di "tutto il pubblcato" che viene offerta a

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        Impressive, oversize Ambassador appointment signed by Harry Truman as President

      Printed document signed "Harry Truman", as President, one page, 23" x 19", October 15, 1948, Washington, DC, large white embossed seal affixed in the lower left. Truman appoints Joseph E. Jacobs as an Ambassador to Czechoslovakia. Appointed by the President to oversee U.S. interests in a foreign country, Ambassadors from the U.S. tend to be a mixture of career foreign service officers, patronage appointments, and those who have distinguished themselves mainly by giving large sums to the party in power. In extremely fine condition.

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        The Paradine Case (Screenplay archive)

      Selznick International Pictures / Vanguard Films 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.

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        The Book of Naturalists (with Cary Grant Letter)

      NEW YORK: KNOPF, 1948 Fourth Printing. Near fine in green cloth with gilt lettering to the front panel and spine. This is the copy belonging to Rupert Allan--and presented to him by actor Cary Grant. Rupert Allan was Mr. Grant's well known publicist--and he was also the publicist of Marilyn Monroe and Princess Grace of Monaco--among many other celebrities. He was the publicist who handled the press during the overwhelming response to Grace Kelly's marriage in Monaco--when hundreds of members of the press showed up when only a few were expected--Princess Grace credited Allan with saving the ceremony. Enclosed with this copy--which is a collection of essays on nature--is a signed letter from Cary Grant on his private stationary--asking Rupert Allan to read Murray Levick's monograph on penguins which begins on page 263 and "though it is only about twenty minutes reading time, it will, I venture, entice you to read other essays from time to time."--"Warm Thoughts, Cary Grant". The letter is actually signed in two places by Grant and dated March 11, 1955. Grant was no doubt referring to the penguin essay in regards to how he himself looked in a tuxedo. The letter is enclosed in a matching envelope and addressed to Rupert Allan "Look Magazine" . A fantastic association copy with a personal letter on Grant's stationary. The book is also signed by Rupert Allan on the front free endpaper.

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        Rare signed Joint Resolution of Congress authorizing the issuance of Gettysburg Address commemorative stamps

      Printed Document Signed “Harry S. Truman,” one page, 5.5” x 8.25’ (visible). Double matted with a 4.5” x 7.5” (visible) studio photograph of the President and framed under glass to 18.75” x 15”. In apparent fine condition. In full, “Public Law 809 – 80th Congress/Chapter 707 – 2d Session/S.J. Res. 158/Joint Resolution. To authorize the issuance of as special series of stamps commemorative of the eighty-fifth anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress Assembled, That the Postmaster General is authorized and directed to prepare for issuance on November 19, 1948, a special series of 3-cent postage stamps, of such design as he shall prescribe, in commemoration of the eighty-fifth anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Approved June 29, 1948.” This is not a souvenir printing of the joint resolution approved by President Truman on June 29, 1948, because if it were, Truman’s name or facsimile signature would have been printed on it. Although this Joint Resolution of Congress seemed to direct the Postmaster General to issue a series of 3-cent postage stamps, only one 3-cent stamp was issued on November 19, 1948 and it was placed on sale at the Gettysburg post office where Henry E. Luhrs, president of the Lincoln Fellowship, was presented the first sheet. President Truman sent a message “conveying greetings to the people of Gettysburg and to the whole state of Pennsylvania on the occasion of the eighty-fifth anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address...”

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        THE YOUNG LIONS. Signed

      New York: Random House, 1948 First Edition of the author's important First Novel. 8vo., 694pp. Half scarlet & black gilt lettered cloth, cream endpapers, red top-stain. A fine copy in a very bright dust jacket with some excellent conservation at the spine extremities. Neatly Signed by Shaw in blue ink on the title page. An excellent example of this major World War II novel, as significant as Mailer's Naked And The Dead & increasingly more difficult to find signed & in condition. Basis for the Edward Dmytryk 1958 film starring Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, & Hope Lange.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the animal and the Machine.

      Paris, Hermann & Cie, 1948. Royal8vo. In the original printed grey wrappers. Uncut, a few leaves unopened. Minor marginal sunning to wrappers and a minor nick to left margin on lower part of front wrapper. Spine slightly worn. A very fine and clean copy. 194, (1) pp.. First edition of Wiener's seminal and exceedingly influential publication on telecommunication engineering which coined the term cybernetics. "The revolutionary aspect of this work can hardly be underestimated." (Origins of Cyberspace). The present work was the first conventionally published book (as opposed to technical reports) with a serious discussion of electronic digital computing on a theoretical and ideological level.Wiener first conceived the concept of cybernetics when he was studying antiaircraft fire control, in which he considered the operator as part of the steering mechanism and of applying to such notions as feedback and stability, which had been devised for mechanical systems and electrical circuits. (DSB XIV, 347b p.)Even though this first edition appeared in English, it was published in Paris. This made proof-reading of this very technical text difficult, which resulted in numerous mistakes. In this edition Wiener made 340 changes which were corrected for the 1961 (second) edition. The many errors, however, did not affect the fine reviews and general popularity of the books since they did not affect the original and groundbreaking thoughts presented. The ideas anticipated a technological evolution which would not be unfolded until 50 years after the publication: "Though cybernetics was intended to apply electronic computing to the study of life processes, early efforts in this direction achieved very limited results. Perhaps the earliest successful electronic computer applications in biology were outside the scope of cybernetics in the study of molecular structure. Because of the great complexity of living systems it required the passage of nearly fifty years before sufficient advances in computing power enabled such endeavours as the human genome project and efforts to simulate living systems." (Origins of Cyberspace).See Origins of Cyberspace 991

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        Cybernetics, or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine.

      Paris; Hermann & C:ie, 1948. (Actualités scientifiques et industrielles 1053). First edition. 25x16,5 cm. 194, (1, 1 blank) pp. Red morocco with 5 raised bands and grey boards. Wrappers are preserved. The spine is a trifle worn, and the top edge is slightly dusty. The wrappers are a bit darkened, the rear one has a few creases and its top corners are professionally mended. A minimal hole in outer margin of pp. 165/166, and a small loss in outer margin of pp. 169/170. The 3 last leaves and the rear wrapper have a small dampstain in top margin. A very well-preserved copy. Wiener is regarded as the founder of Cybernetics, a discipline which he defines here for the first time. Wiener's theories of communication and control have had a great impact on several scientific disciplines, and are applied today in control theory, automation theory, engineering, computer science, biology, philosophy, and the organization of society

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        Other Voices, Other Rooms

      NY: Random House. (1948). Capote's first book, a collection of stories that put the author on the literary map at the age of 22. Fine in a fine dust jacket with the white spine-lettering completely white. Signed by the author. A beautiful, fresh and bright copy of his first book. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        The Three Roads

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. NF/NF. 1948. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 20, 22. Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Author's 4th book and the last book Mr. Millar wrote under his own name before using the pseudonyms of either John Ross MacDonald or Ross MacDonald. The book is bound in light brown with dark blue printing and dull blue upper page edges. It is straight, clean, has no handwriting in it, and no wear to the printing on the binding. There is very slight shelf-wear to the binding edges and a few pinpoint sized brownish flecks to the lower front pastedown/end page. The dustjacket is bright, clean, unfaded and price intact ($2.50 net), and quite attractive with its surrealistic illustration on the front panel. It has a few very tiny edge nicks. Altogether a very handsome example of this scarce book and even more scarce uncoated paper dustjacket. .

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        August Strindbergs brev.

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

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        The Loved One

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

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        The Seven Storey Mountain

      Harcourt Brace 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'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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        Ji Xuan Dong Ze Mao (Chinese) (i.e. The Anthology [or Selected Writings] of Mao Ze Dong).

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

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        The Corolla

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

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        Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action.New York: American Telephoen and Telegraph Company, 1949. First edition.

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

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        INDIAN FILE BOOKS

      Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1948 The Complete Set of INDIAN FILE BOOKS. Toronto. McClelland & Stewart, 1948-1958. Cloth & various coloured patterned paper over boards. Designed by Paul Arthur, the managing editor of HERE AND NOW, typographically the most innovative & striking periodical of the 1940&#39;s. The series was more or less an annual collections of the best poetry of each year & was of colossal importance in the 1950&#39;s. Indian File 1, Daniells, Roy DEEPER INTO THE FOREST [1948]. Indian File 2, Finch, Robert THE STRENGTH OF THE HILLS [1948]. Indian File 3, Reaney, James THE RED HEART [1949]. Indian File 4, Wreford, James OF TIME AND THE LOVER [1950]. Indian File 5, Bailey, A.C. BORDER RIVER [1952]. Indian File 6, Anderson, Patrick THE COLOUR AS NAKED [1953]. Indian File 7, Page, P.K. THE METAL AND THE FLOWER [1954]. Indian File 8, Webb, Phyllis EVEN YOUR RIGHT EYE [1956]. Indian File 9, Glassco, John. THE DEFICIT MADE FLESH [1958]. Fine copies in very good or better dustwrappers showing light use. The Finch & Wreford books are Review Copies with the publisher&#39;s slip present. The Reaney is signed & the Glassco is a fine inscribed presentation copy. Nine volumes. While individual volumes of several titles are quite common, a few are very scarce & complete sets are difficult to assemble. $2650. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Illus. by Paul Arthur.

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        Intruder in the Dust

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

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        Lancelot and Elaine: being the eighth to the twentieth chapters of the eighteenth book of Sir Thomas Malory&#39;s Le Morte Darthur with engravings by Joan Hassall

      Pigotts, near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire: Hague and Gill, 1948. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. 12mo. (8),75,(3)pp. One of 200 copies finely printed on handmade paper watermarked 1934. Chapter headings and intials printed in red as is a vignette on the title page b =y the illustrator. Decrated paper boards, printed label to the upper board. A fine copy. The text is from the Caxton edition of 1485, as given by Sommer (1889). "Caxton&#39;s misprints have not been corrected. ith the book plate of Brian Douglas Stilwell, the director of the Philobiblion Club, and with the bookplatge of noted collector Robert Wayne. This book was never finished by the press, and supposedly only 20 or so copies were bound by Sangorski in Sutcliffe in C urwen Press colored paper, of which this is one. Rare.Gaines B39.a.1.

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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.)

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        The Creation: The First Eight Chapters of Genesis. Woodcuts by Frans Masereel

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

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