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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

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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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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        Genius Loci And Other Tales

      First Edition. First edition. Presentation signed and dated by Clark Ashton Smith on front end paper. Book in fine condition. Dust jacket slightly darkened by sun at spine, not price clipped in very good condition. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine/Fine DJ. Signed

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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      Harcourt Brace and Company New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1948). First. First edition. Fine in rubbed, very good dustwrapper with a few tiny nicks. Inscribed by the author: "To Leonard Hurley from Randall Jarrell." Author's third collection of poetry. The recipient, Leonard Hurley was a beloved professor at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he and Jarrell both taught in the English Department, and was the author of a couple of popular English textbooks. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Le sang d'un poète. Film. Photographies de Sacha Masour.

      21,5x16,2 cm. 106 p., 2 f. Broché. Edition originale. - 1/25 ex. num. sur vélin d'arches. Premier papier. - Petites rousseurs sur la page de garde et la couverture. [2 Warenabbildungen bei]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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        The Ides Of March

      London: Longmans, Green & Company. Near Fine. 1948. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. A Near Fine First edition copy, blue boards with cream endpapers, laid paper, few areas of soiling/foxing. Signed and dated (London, Dec. 1948) by Thornton Wilder on the title page. Lacking the scarce dust-wrapper. The former British Owner, Diana Daly signed the first blank page as Diana Daly of Dunsandle. Dunsandle was the Daly family's ancestral home in Ireland. Ms. Daly was Lady in Waiting to Queen Mary and lived in Grace and Favor at Kensington Palace. Wilder was in England at the time, working as a consultant to Olivier on a production of the "Skin of our Teeth". An attractive association copy; Wilder's epistolary novel of Julius Caesar's last days, "a fantasia on certain events and persons of the last days of the Roman republic." .

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        To Say if You Love Someone

      Prairie City, Illinois: Decker Press. (1948). First. First edition, "later state gift edition." Boards in a purple and pink floral dustjacket with red and blue lettering, and a $2 "Gift Edition" price. The jacket has been neatly affixed to the boards, and appears as if it might have been issued that way. A near fine copy. One of about 200 copies issued of this title, in various issues and states. After Patchen had received a couple of copies, Decker mysteriously disappeared, his car found abandoned. His disappearance was never solved. Several years later Patchen was offered the remaining copies by the state comptroller, which he paid for and received. Morgan notes this pink and purple dustwrapper with red and blue lettering. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Pearl: Original Poster for the Bantam Books Paperback Movie Tie-In Edition

      Bantam Books New York: Bantam Books. 1948. First. Color poster for the first Bantam Books paperback edition issued to coincide with the release of the motion picture starring Pedro Armendariz and Maria Elena Marques. Approximately 22" x 28". About fine. Boldly printed, the poster reproduces the front wrap of the paperback against a background of images of Armendariz and Marques from the film. Very uncommon. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Flamingoes

      Frederic Prokosch Rome: (Frederic Prokosch). 1948. First. First edition. Decorated paper self-wrappers with printed paper label. 12mo. Fine. One of 22 copies, this hand indicated by Prokosch as "Special Copy in Florentine". Signed by the author. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books". Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. OCLC locates four copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        How to Be a Band Leader

      Robert M. McBride New York: Robert M. McBride. (1948). First. First edition. Copiously illustrated with photographs of contemporary musicians in action. Fine in very near fine dustwrapper with a couple of shallow nicks at the crown. An amusing and very scarce book. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Portrait photograph of Truman Capote

      New York 30 march 1948 [New York], 30 march, 1948. (CAPOTE, TRUMAN) 8-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches. Vintage silver print docketed on verso by Van Vechten, "Truman Capote / V ee 21 / March 30 - '48"; and with the studio stamp "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten/146 Central Park West/Cannot be reproduced without permission". Fine . One of a famous series taken Van Vechten of the 23-year-old Capote posing in slacks and t-shirt, in front of a theatrical backdrop of marionettes. Just after the publication of his first book, OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS (1948)

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        Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine.New York; Paris: John Wiley & Sons; Hermann et Cie, 1948.

      First American edition of "the first conventionally published book, ..., to include a serious discussion of electronic digital computers" (Hook & Norman). The American edition appeared a few months after the French edition published by Hermann et Cie. "Wiener was stimulated to write the book after an informal discussion with the owner of the Parisian publishing house Hermann et Cie, who challenged him to write the book. Initially the MIT Press objected to having one of MIT's most famous professors published by a French company. But Wiener's contract with Hermann was binding, and MIT had to content itself with involvement in the American distribution." (Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, p.497). The American edition was printed offset from the typesetiing of the French, reproducing the numerous mistakes. OOC 992.. 8vo: 229 x 152 mm. Original red cloth, red and grey printed dust-jacket; a little chipping to extremeties, otherwise fine, not price-clipped. No markings. (2), 194 pp

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        The Three Roads (First Edition)

      Alfred A. Knopf New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket, with a small rubber stamp for the "Booth Memorial Hospital" on the front endpaper. Bump to the heel, some minute rubbing at the corners. An attractive copy of the author's fourth novel.

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        Cloth of the Tempest

      Padell (New York: Padell. 1948). Second edition. Fine in an attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a couple of internal repairs on the rear panel, with a little bleedthrough from the tape used. Warm, nearly full-page "painted" Inscription in several colors by the author on the half-title, dated in the year of publication, and referring to his poem "Mohammed" on page 19. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Of Flight and Life

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1948. Reprint. A little rubbing, else about fine in near fine dustwrapper with a rubbed spot along the top of the spine. Lindbergh's own copy, with his ownership stamp ("C.A. Lindbergh") on the front fly, and his ownership Signature ("Charles A. Lindbergh") on the half-title. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        If This Be Treason

      Printed for Olga Rudge by Tip. Nuova (Siena: Printed for Olga Rudge by Tip. Nuova. 1948). First edition. Octavo. Printed green stapled wrappers. Stated limited edition. Ownership signature of Pound's Belfast friend Allan Seaton, a bit of sunning and smudging to the wrappers, a very good copy. One of approximately 300 numbered copies, this copy hand numbered as number 50. Consists of several essays: "E.E Cummings," "E.E.Cummings/examined," "James Joyce: to his memory," "A French Accent," "Canto 45," and "Blast." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Time Will Darken It

      Harper & Brothers New York: Harper & Brothers. (1948). First. First edition. A little rubbing to the spine ends, else near fine in an attractive, very good or better dustwrapper with two small chips at the corners of the crown and a very faint smudge on the rear panel. A nicer than usual copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Portrait Photograph of Juan PEron in his first term of office as President

      Buenos Aires 1948 [Buenos Aires, 1948]. (ARGENTINA) Image 28.5 x 20 cm. (11-1/4 x 8 inches); approximately 16-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches overall. Three quarter-length frontal pose in tuxedo with presidential sash and necktie. Gelatin silver print. With embossed stamp "Sub secretaria de informacione" lower right. Tipped to larger sheet and mounted. Small tear in margin of mount, image fine . Inscribed on the mount by PerUn in Spanish, on December 23, 1948, to the internationally renowned dentist, Dr. Stanley D. Tylman, "in gratitude for his services to Argentina and the friendliness he has shown me with his exquisite delicacy ... " "Born in 1893, dentist Stanley D. Tylman not only taught more than 1,000 students at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in his long career as a Professor of Dentistry (1920-1962) and head of the Department of Fixed Partial Prosthodontics, but he influenced countless dentists internationally as well. "Tylman was particularly effective as a global educational force because he spoke four languages. His international lecture schedule took him to Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, and South America--including Argentina, where he performed dental work for President Juan Peron and First Lady Evita Peron. Dentists worldwide traveled to Chicago for personal consultations with Dr. Tylman ... Tylman died in 1982." -- Wikipedia, 8/3/06

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

      Schoenberg Publishers Copenhagen: Schoenberg Publishers, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to photographer and former student John Wood on the front endpaper: "Jan. 1951 / To John Wood, a fine photographer [and] person. / with compliments / Keld Helmer-Petersen." An important, early book of color photography, prefiguring the work of William Eggleston and Stephen Shore by nearly three decades. Scarce in any condition. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Owner stamp matching the inscription to the front pastedown. Board edges lightly toned, front board slightly bowed, foxing to the endpapers, but interior pages clean and bright. Jacket is chipped and rubbed, with a few closed tears, and foxing to the white portions of both the front and rear panels. Text in Danish and English. Parr & Badger, vol. 1, p. 202-3.

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        The Second World War.

      1st edit. 6 vols. London 1948-54. With maps. Bound in dark blue full morroco with 5 raised bands and all edges gilt. Spine and ornamental border gilt

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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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."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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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 Naked and the Dead

      Rinehart and Company New York: Rinehart and Company. (1948). First. Advance Reading Copy in self-wrappers. Slight split at the bottom of the rear wrapper, else a near fine copy that is tight, sound, and relatively square. A much nicer than usual copy of this fragile advance state of the author's first book, now very seldom encountered. A stunning debut novel that ranks among the best American war novels ever written. Burgess 99. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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      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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