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        Out of the Unknown

      Los Angeles: Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc. ( Fpci), 1948. First Edition 1st Printing. Blue Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. Decorations And 5 Plates By Charles Mcnutt, 2 Plates By Roy Hunt. First Printing, One Of 1000 Copies, Which Include All The Interior Plates (Reprints In 1949 And 1952 Omit The Interior Plates). Light Blue Cloth, Gilt, Lighter Blue Endpapers. A Bright, Clean Example, Nicely Inscribed On Title Page By A. E. Van Vogt To A Friend And Sf Fan And Dated In 1980, Also Nicely Inscribed On The Following Blank Page A Joint Enterprise--Destination Unknown--Journey Almost Forgotten" And Signed "A E Van Vogy (And) With All Good Wishes E Mayne Hull". This Is One Of The Author's Copies, With The Original Outer Tissue Jacklet Intact, And With A Clean Duat Jacket Protected By The Tissue Dust Jacket. Tissue And Paper Dust Jackets With Light Wear At Ends Of Spine, Very Small Chip At Top Of Rear Spine Edge, And A 1/4" Tear At Top Of Front Panel With 1/4" V-Chip In The Tissue Dust Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        The Second World War, full set of six British first editions

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a notably well-preserved full set of British first editions of The Second World War, Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to severe spine toning. Consequently, superior jacketed sets have become scarce. This is such a set, comprised of near fine first edition, first printing volumes in near fine or better dust jackets. The coarse black cloth bindings are immaculate, tight, and square with nicely rounded spines, sharp corners, bright spine gilt, and no appreciable wear. The contents are quite clean for the edition. Of particular note, we find no spotting. The sole previous ownership marks we find are a gift inscription dated the year of publication (“Oct 1948” and “Oct 1949” respectively) to the same recipient inked in blue on the upper left front free endpaper of Volume I and Volume II. Vertical creases to the first three leaves of Volume I are the only other trivial internal marks noted. The red topstain remains strong across the set, with only the slightest evidence of sunning. The fore edges are lightly soiled. All six dust jackets are complete, with no losses and the original publisher's prices intact on the lower front flaps. All six jackets have been spared the typical pronounced spine toning; the red subtitles remain bright and shelf appearance is excellent. We note only trivial a few trivial hints of wear to extremities, a nearly invisible closed tear at the head of the Volume III spine, and a two inch long vertical blemish to the rear face of the Volume I jacket. All six dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill's perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history... it is a contribution to history..." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office... I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill's work remains seminal, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. Richard Langworth calls the six-volume epic "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today.” Please note that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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        Lenin bairofi ostida Stalin etakchiligida kommunizm falabasi sapi, olfa! [Under Lenin's flag and Stalin's guidance to communist victory, onwards!]

      Tashkent: Uzdavnashr,, 1948. Original offset lithograph poster (845 × 570 mm). Lightly browned, minor creasing, and a few minor edge-splits and chips, but overall very good. Presented in a hand-finished charcoal frame. Uncommon example of provincial post-war propaganda, a striking image of Stalin taking a march past of Uzbek people, the profile of Lenin behind him, superimposed with text in Uzbek. The artist Kaydalov (1907-1985) was born in Barnaul in the Altai, and initially studied there under Andrei Osipovich Nikulin, a noted painter of the region who later gained fame as a designer at Mosfilm. From 1927-30 Kaydalov was associated with the Leningrad AKhRR (Association of Revolutionary Artists of Russia) working under Efim Cheptzov, Mikhail Avilov, and Ivan Drozdov, being initially employed as a graphic designer in book illustration and as a poster artist, specialising in military and political subjects. In 1932 he moved to Tashkent and subsequently devoted his career to the celebration of his adopted homeland, perhaps his most famous work being the portfolio Socialist Uzbekistan (1939-40), which records his impressions of the harmonious coexistence of old and new in the Central Asian state. Equally noteworthy, perhaps, were his contributions to the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the great Uzbek poet Alisher Navoi, comprising a series of illustrations of his major works, together with a sequence of portraits of the writer. Kaydalov's place in the artistic culture of Uzbekistan was recognised when he was made People's Artist of the Uzbek SSR.

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        Oeuvres -

      André Vial 1948 -, Paris - 6 volumes. In-8 Reliure demi-chagrin prune à coins. Dos (éclairci) à nerfs sautés ornés d'une roulette dorée avec petit fleuron mosaïqué rouge en bas du dos. Tête dorée. Intérieur très frais. Non rogné. Tous les exemplaires sont illustrés de 16 eaux-fortes. Très bel exemplaire. Tome 1: Invectives. Poésies diverses, eaux-fortes de Raoul SERRES.Tome 2: Romances sans paroles. Sagesse. Jadis et Naguère, eaux-fortes de Roger FERRERO.Tome 3: Chair. Dédicaces. Epigrammes, eaux-fortes de SCHEMTome 4: Vers de jeunesse. Poèmes saturniens. Fêtes galantes. La bonne chanson, eaux-fortes de Marianne CLOUZOT.Tome 5: Amour. Parallèllement. Bonheur, eaux-fortes de Berthommé SAINT-ANDRE.Tome 6: Chansons pour elle. Liturgies intimes. Odes en son honneur. Elégies. Dans les limbes, eaux-fortes de PERRAUDIN.TIRAGE LIMITE à 1600 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci est un des 75 exemplaires sur Vélin Crèvecoeur complété d'un état des eaux-fortes avec remarques. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fine Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Spender Clay, (The Queen Mother, 1900-2002, Queen of George VI)

      1948 - saying how "touched we are by your kindness in giving us a rhododendron for a silver wedding present - It is the most lovely thought on your part, and I send you many affectionate thanks. It will be something so nice to look forward to, and its whole history is so wrapped up in family links that it all becomes doubly exciting . I do hope it will do well at Royal Lodge .", 2 sides 8vo., Buckingham Palace, 19th May

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        MAIA anno I RIVISTA DI LETTERATURE CLASSICHE

      G.D'ANNA, FIRENZE 1948 - ITALIANO Annualità completa composta da n. 4 fascicoli trimestrali, rilegati assieme, con coperta rigida in mezza tela, con piatti cartonati, dorso con titoli d'oro e con lievissimi segni di usura al piede ed alla cima, pagine brunite attorno ai testi da fattore tempo. In italiano con alcune parti in latino e greco

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        Robinson

      First edition, one of 8 numbered copies on Hollande, tirage de tête.A very good and rare copy. Gallimard Paris 1948 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Who Goes There? - SIGNED by the author (Later published in the UK as The Thing)

      FIRST PRINTING. One of an undetermined number of subscriber copies signed on the front free endpaper. These short stories were first published in Astounding Science Fiction (1934-38) and the title story has been the basis for three films: The Thing from Another World (1951), directed by Christian Nyby; The Thing (1982), directed by John Carpenter; The Thing (2011), directed by Matthijs van Heijningen.

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        I DIECI COMANDAMENTI

      VERONA: MONDADORI, 1948. IED. RILEGATO. BUONO. 15 21. IL PONTE USATO

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        Die Bibliothek der Alten Welt Konvolut von 18 Bänden].

      Kl.8, zus. ca. 6500 S., einige Taf., OPgt. m. gold. Rücken- u. Deckelpräg. u. Kopfgoldschnitt (tlw. m. Transparent-OU), Selten min. gebrauchsspurig u. gebräunt bzw. unfrisch allg. sehr gutes, frisches Ex. Jeweils EA in den seltenen Pergament-EInbänden. Vorhanden sind aus der Griechischen Reihe: Emil Ermatinger u. Karl Hoenn (Hg.): Lukian: Parodien und Burlesken (1948) Wilhelm Capelle (Einl. u. Übers.): Epiktet: Teles und Musonius. Wege zum glückseligen Leben (1948) Michael Grünwald (Übers.): Die Anfänge der Abendländischen Philosophie. Fragmente und Lehrberichte der Vorsokratiker (1949) Günther Goldschmidt (Einl. u. Übers.): Menander: Die Komödien und Fragmente (1949) Rudolf Reymer (Übers.): Heliodor: Die Abenteuer der schönen Charikles. Ein griechischer Liebesroman (1950) Olof Gigon (Einl. u. Übers.): Aristoteles. Vom Himmel. Von der Seele. Von der Dichtkunst (1950) Konrat Ziegler (Einl. u. Übers.): Plutarch: Über Gott und Vorsehung, Dämonen und Weissagung (1952) Ernst Meyer (Einl. u. Übers.): Pausanias: Beschreibung Griechenlands (1954) Konrat Ziegler (Einl. u. Übers.): Plutarch: Grosse Griechen und Römer, Bd. I (1954) Konrat Ziegler (Einl. u. Übers.): Plutarch: Grosse Griechen und Römer, Bd. II (1955). Aus der Römischen Reihe sind vorhanden: Otto Weinreich (Einl. u. Übers.): Römische Satiren. Ennius, Lucilius, Varro, Horaz, Persius, Juvenal, Seneca, Petronius (1949) Karl Büchner (Einl. u. Übers.): Cicero: Gespräche in Tuskulum (1952) Karl Büchner (Einl. u. Übers.): Cicero: Vom rechten Handeln (1953). Aus der Reihe Antike und Christentum sind vorhanden: Wilhelm Thimme (Einl. u. Übers.): Augustinus: Bekenntnisse (1950) Eberhard Gothein (Übers.): Boethius. Trost der Philosophie. Lateinisch und Deutsch (1951) Hanspeter Müller (Einl. u. Übers.): Augustinus: Selbstgespräche über Gott und die Unsterblichkeit der Seele. Lateinisch und Deutsch (1954). Aus der Reihe Der Alte Orient sind vorhanden: Siegfried Schott (Einl. u. Übers.): Altägyptische Liebeslieder. Mit Märchen und Liebesgeschichten (1950) A. Falkenstein u. W. von Soden (Einl. u. Übers.): Sumerische und akkadische Hymnen und Gebete (1953).

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        Wine, Women and Words

      Simon and Schuster, 1948. First edition (NAP). Tweed-patterned spine, red boards, black/gilt titles block at spine, black topstain. With two-color illustrations by Salvador Dali. Flatsigned by Billy Rose on ffep. Book very good with mild soil and light wear. DJ very good minus with chipping to spine-ends, small chips to fold corners but price of $3 intact. Interesting ephemera laid in: velveteen photo card folio from the Diamond Horseshoe with photo of Billy Rose and a young woman who looks rather like Doris Day. Day was a frequent performer at the Diamond Horseshoe. 295 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Salvador Dali.

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        A l'ombres des jeunes filles en fleurs

      NRF, Paris 1948 - 2 volumes grand in-8, broché, sous chemise. 1) 191 pp. 25 gravures en couleur par Jean-Emile Laboureur, une suite de 49 gravures en noir et blanc "(Suite des 25 gravures") sous chemise. 2) 171 pp. 25 gravures en couleurs par Jacques Bouillaire, 1 suite de 49 gravures en noir et blanc sous chemise ("Suite des 25 gravures"). Exemplaire numéroté (n° 7 sur 35) sur Vélin de Rives, avec suites. Très bon état. Manque le coffret. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Other Voices Other Rooms

      First edition. 8vo., original brown cloth. London, Heinemann.

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        Les Chansons de Bilitis.

      Georges Guillot, 1948. In-4, en ff. sous chemise, étui et emboitage, 205 pp. 20 pointes sèches originales. Rares & pâles rousseurs. Emboîtage terni. Tirage limité à 320 exemplaires, un des 250 sur vélin d'Arches.

      [Bookseller: Librairie de L' Avenue]
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        Alexandri de Hales, Summa theologica. 1. Liber primus 1924 (1 ed.). 2. Prima pars secundi libri, 1928 (1 ed.). 3. Secunda pars secundi libri, 1930, (1 ed.). 4/1. Liber tertius: prolegomena, 1948, (1 ed.). 4/2. Liber tertius, 1948, (1 ed.). (4 volumes in 5 bindings).

      Ad Claras Aquas (Quaracchi), Ex Typographia Collegii S. Bonaventurae / Grottaferrata (Romae), 1924-1948. - 4 vols. in 5 bindings. Half leather, green leather title labels with gilt text. Marbled covers. Together ca. 4000 pages; 33x24 cm. Latin text - (many annotations in pencil, mostly in the margins, although not very disturbing, some old convent library stamps, paper sl. browned especially the older volumes) Although still very good decorative set. See picture. More pictures on request (without the later in 1979 published index volume) 16740g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Emile Kerssemakers ILAB]
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        Pages Choisies II L'esprit des lois

      LIBRAIRIE LAROUSSE, 1948. Francese 0,06 Appartiene alla Collana "Classiques Larousse", pubblicata sotto la direzione del Prof. Felix Guirand. Testo a cura del Prof. C. A. Fusil. Legatura con copertina morbida con titoli racchiusi da ampia cornice ornamentale, titoli al dorso che presenta piccoli strappi e mancanze; tagli bruniti con lieve fioritura in particolare quello di testa. Pagine ingiallite ma perfettamente conservate. Antiporta illustrata. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Géographie animale. 18 lithographies originales avec textes inédits

      André Gonin, 1948. In-folio, en ff. sous couverture rempliée, chemise et emboîtage, (80) pp.18 lithographies en couleurs tirées dans les ateliers des Arts graphiques J.-E. Wolfensberg. Bel exemplaire. Edition originale limitée à 280 exemplaires & 35 exemplaires hors commerce réservés aux collaborateurs, tous signés par l'artiste et l'éditeur à la justification. Un des dix de tête comprenant une gouache originale, une suite des 18 lithographies et des états (3 à 6) sur chine. Notre exemplaire comporte 2 gouaches originale signée, l'une avec une esquisse au verso.

      [Bookseller: Librairie de L' Avenue]
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        Out of the Unknown

      Los Angeles: Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc. ( Fpci), 1948. First Edition 1st Printing. Blue Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Decorations And 5 Plates By Charles Mcnutt, 2 Plates By Roy Hunt. First Printing, One Of 1000 Copies, Which Include All The Interior Plates (Reprints In 1949 And 1952 Omit The Interior Plates). Light Blue Cloth, Gilt, Lighter Blue Endpapers. A Bright, Clean Example, Nicely Inscribed By A. E. Van Vogt, And Signed Below By E Mayne Hull, His First Wife, And Dated Feb 13, 1948. Also Signed By The Dedicatee, Van Vogt's Sf Agent And Renowned Sf Fan Forrest Ackerman, Below His Name On The Dedication Page (Signed By Ackerman In Front Of Me). The Dust Jacket Is Lightly Used, Worn At Corners With Small Losses And Worn With Small Loss At Top Of Rear Panel, And With Faint Foxing Along Flap Folds.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Wine, Women and Words

      Simon and Schuster 1948 - First edition (NAP). Tweed-patterned spine, red boards, black/gilt titles block at spine, black topstain. With two-color illustrations by Salvador Dali. Flatsigned by Billy Rose on ffep. Book very good with mild soil and light wear. DJ very good minus with chipping to spine-ends, small chips to fold corners but price of $3 intact. Interesting ephemera laid in: velveteen photo card folio from the Diamond Horseshoe with photo of Billy Rose and a young woman who looks rather like Doris Day. Day was a frequent performer at the Diamond Horseshoe. 295 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Without Sorcery: Thirteen Tales

      Prime Press, [Philadelphia] 1948 - SIGNED. 355pp. Octavo [22 cm] in burgundy cloth with gilt spine title, in publisher's board slipcase. Lacks glassine jacket. Spine cocked and very slightly faded, else very light wear; interior is clean and crisp. Rubbing to slipcase at extremities. Signed by Sturgeon and Tschirky on front free endpaper as issued, with Sturgeon's personal inscription added: "To Dona S---- I accept the compliment! She takes the de luxe edition! With thanks, Theodore Sturgeon Sept '50." Limitation notice inscribed by publisher in ink on front pastedown: "One of eighty copies specially bound and signed by the author and artist. The Prime Press."Sturgeon's first book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Dan Viet Nam le peuple Vietnamien. [Vols. 1-3, all published.]

      Vien Dong-Phuong Bac-co Xuat Ban, Hanoi 1948 - 3 volumes in 2, 4to, text alternately in Vietnamese and French; table of alphabets, 3 maps (2 folding), 2 plates with 15 photographic illustrations on rectos and versos, 6 (of 7) folding plans, large folding table, tables and illustrations in the text, text occasionally in double column; original printed wrapper for the second volume only bound in; some toning of the text, as well as some browning and wear, but generally a good, sound set. The missing Plan du Palais Imperial is provided here in facsimile on old paper. An early Vietnamese scientific periodical, emphasizing archaeology, ethnography, philology, and history. It began publication with no. 1 in May, 1948, and ceased with no. 3 in Aug. 1949. Issued under the auspices of École francais d'Extreme-Orient.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Aus Den Gebeten Israels; Rudolf Koch; Three Autograph Letters, Signed

      Frankfurt am Main; Woodstock VT; Centerport, NY: Berthold Wolpe; Print, 1948. First edition. Softcover. Near fine. Aus den Gebeten Israels is 4to, 38,(2)pp. Printed wraps with a simple Star of David in black on the upper cover; text printed in red and black. The upper cover is unevenly sunned else this is a near fine copy; warmly inscribed on the front free endpaper by Guggenheim as "Guggy and Eu", 1950. Rudolf Koch is an off print from PRINT, Vol. V, No. 1. Bound in printed wraps. Illustrated, and with a tipped-in frontispiece portrait of Koch. Laid into this are three autograph letters all dated in August, 1947, from either Centerport or Flushing, NY, two signed "Guggenheim" and the other simply "Guggy". Fine. The first book and the letters are in German; the other in English. Guggenheim was the chairman of the Offenbach Jewish Community from 1933-1939; in 1938 he was deported to a concentration camp, a victim of Kristallnacht. Later he was released and emigrated with his wife, Eugenie, to New York.

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        The Road Through The Wall

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Co.,, 1948. Octavo. Original orange cloth, title to spine white. With the dust jacket. Slight rubbing to ends and corners, leaves toned, but an excellent copy with the dust jacket not price-clipped ($2.75) and notably unfaded, and only slightly rubbed at the extremities and faintly dust soiled, also a patch of tape residue across spine panel and two ink date stamps, one to front flap and one to verso. First edition, first printing, of Shirley Jackson's first novel.

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        Henry James and the Expanding Horizon: A Study of the Meaning and Basic Themes of James's Fiction - Association copy owned by Alice B. Toklas

      University of Washington Press, Seattle 1948 - SIGNED - Octavo. Brown cloth covered boards and spine with shiny gilt lettering on the spine. Light bumping at the head and tail of the spine with light accompanying rubbing. Just enough rubbing to the corners to take the color off of their tips. White endpapers. Front endpapers have some faint smudges from handling over time. Front endpaper has a name in black pen that has been colored over in blue pen, under which is the inscription, "Paris, April 24, 1949." Free front endpaper bears the inscription: "This copy is for / Miss Alice Toklas / Osborn Andreas." Binding is straight and tight. Light dust stain on the upper edge of the textblock and a couple small brown spots together on the outside edge of the textblock. Pages, inside, are clean, white, and crisp. Author Osborn Andreas was a wealthy industrialist from Chicago who produced well received work on both Henry James (this copy) and Joseph Conrad, and became a patron to American writer James Purdy. By way of the date on the free front endpaper, this copy looks to have been gifted to Toklas in, or shortly after, 1949, two to three years after Gertrude Stein's death, while she was still living in the apartment where Stein held her famous literary salons. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Iton Rishmi. Issues 1 to 25 of the Official Gazette, 1st issue containing the Declaration of Independence for the State of Israel.

      Tel Aviv The Provisional Government of Israel 1948 - 4to, (33.5 x 20.5 cm), printed in black ink. Text in Hebrew. Slightly stained, small tears to edges. Contemporary cloth binding, rubbed. This first issue of Iton Rishmi contains the official publication of the Israeli Declaration of Independence, as read out by Ben Gurion. Iton Rishmi No. 1, Tel-Aviv, 14.5.1948, includes the "Scroll of Independence" and a manifest by the Provisional State Council. Brief contents summary: 'Decree concerning the Establishment of the State of Israel' - In the Land of Israel the Jewish People have arisen . (a brief account follows of the events from the First Zionist Congress to date, including the Balfour Declaration) . Therefore we are gathered together, we, the members of the people's Government, the Leaders of the Hebrew Settlement and the Zionist Movement, on the day that marks the end of the British Mandate over the Land of Israel, and in accordance with the . decision of the Assembly of the United Nations, we hereby declare the establishment of the of the Jewish State in the Land of Israel, that is, the State of Israel (Medinat Yisrael).' The names of all of the 37 members of the Provisional Government, headed by David Ben-Gurion, are listed on page 2. It also contains the annulment of the infamous 1939 White Paper restricting Jewish immigration to Palestine. An important document relating to the establishment of the State of Israel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        D'ANDRE' GIDE A' MARCEL PROUST

      France: LARDANCHET, 1948. BROSSURA. BUONO. 12 19. USATO

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        The Second World War, full set of six British first editions

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a well-preserved full set of British first editions of The Second World War, Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. Consequently, superior jacketed sets have become scarce. This is such a set, near fine first editions in very good plus or better dust jackets. The coarse black cloth bindings are clean and tight with bright spine gilt and only minimal wear to extremities. The contents are uniformly and atypically clean. We find no previous ownership marks and, particularly noteworthy, absolutely no spotting. Even the fore and bottom edges are free of spotting, showing only minor signs of handling and age-toning. The red topstain remains strong across the set. All six dust jackets are clean and unclipped, retaining the original lower front flap prices. We note fractional wear to some spine ends and corners. Shelf presentation is uniformly superior, with only mild toning, all six red subtitles remaining bright and clearly legible. All six dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill's perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history... it is a contribution to history..." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office... I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill's work remains seminal, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. Richard Langworth calls the six-volume epic "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." Please note that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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        The Plague

      Hamish Hamilton, London., 1948. First U.K. edition. Precedes the U.S. edition. Octavo. 285 pages. Translated by Stuart Gilbert. One of the key texts of twentieth-century European literature.Contemporary (1948) ownership signature on front free endpaper. Usual offsetting from the dustwrapper onto spine, otherwise fine in near-fine, slightly rubbed dustwrapper with the brilliant design by Michael Ayrton.

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        Le cheval troyen

      Georges Visat 1948 - - Georges Visat, Paris 1948, 16,5x21,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches comportant une suite sur Japon du deuxième état des illustrations de Christiane Alanore. Ouvrage illustré de 20 pointes sèches originales de Christiane Alanore. Trois feuillets piqués et quelques piqûres marginales sur certains autres. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of the 25 numbered copies on Arches paper vellum containing a second state suite on Japan of illustrations by Christiane Alanore. Book illustrated with 20 original dry tips by Christiane Alanore. Three stitched leaflets and some marginal bites on some others. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Laying of the Foundation Stone of the New Chamber of the House of Commons by the Speaker 26th May 1948.

      London: printed for H.M. Stationery Office by the Curwen Press Ltd., 1948 - Foolscap folio. Original green buckram over bevelled boards, title gilt to the spine and front board, quadruple fillet gilt panel to both boards, Palace of Westminster portcullis centre-tool gilt the lower. A little rubbed, a couple of small areas of bubbling on the boards, else very good. 5 collotype plates with two images per plate, title page printed in green. First and only edition, with the limitation statement: "twenty-four copies printed on hand-made paper for presentation to His Majesty the King, the Library of the House of Commons and those who took part in the ceremony". Copac shows just five locations in the UK: BL, Oxford, Cambridge, Guildhall, and Chartwell; OCLC adds Houghton Library, Harvard, Universities of Toronto and Alberta, and Milwaukee Public Library Service. The exact details of publication seem somewhat muddied, Cohen explains that "the normal edition of the work , for distribution to the Members of Parliament, was in wrappers. By order of the Speaker, however, 24 copies were printed and bound in full green morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe for presentation I have also examined a cloth-bound copy. A folder of loose photographs of the occasion (reproduced by collotype at the Chiswick Press) was attached to the inside back cover". Which is much the same as Woods's account of the piece, but does not clarify the status of the present copy. This is the second such copy examined by this cataloguer. The text reprints Churchill's speech as Leader of the Opposition: "The House of Commons is a living and deathless entity; it survived, unflinching, the tests and hazards of war; it preserved our constitutional liberties under our ancient monarchy in a manner which has given a sense of stability, not only in this island, but as an example to nations in many lands". He features in all but two of the images. Cohen D132; Woods D(b)70/2.

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        James Dean - book signed circa 1948 co-signed by: Adaline Nall Brookshire, Paul Weaver, Edit Thomas

      JAMES DEANEver wonder what a 1950s icon looked like in high school? Ever wonder if he really was a "Rebel Without a Cause"? This incredibly rare piece is a 1948 yearbook from Fairmount High School in Fairmount, Indiana, signed "Jim Dean" in blue ink shows the budding actor as a budding basketball player. Also signed by Dean's friends, coaches and teachers. Comes in an 11¼x14½x2¼ black-and-gold-colored frame with bio plate. Signed pieces from this early in Dean's life are highly desirable!Book signed "Jim Dean" on page 56 in blue ink, "Paul Weaver" in blue ink on page 11, "Adaline "Nall/Brookshire" in black ink on page 11 and "Edith Thomas" in pencil inside back cover. B/w, 68 pages with numerous signatures in black and blue ink and lead pencil, all in unknown hands, bound with two staples in gold-colored cardstock covers. Comes in an 11¼x14½x2¼ black-and-gold-colored frame with bio plate. Titled: "Black and Gold/1948". This copy of the 1948 Black and Gold yearbook for Fairmount High School of Fairmount, Indiana features a Junior class photo of a budding young James Dean, who would rise to stardom and ultimately cult status in the seven short years that followed. He's shown in glasses and a basketball outfit and is introduced to us as "Jim Dean, who made a fine showing on the second team last year and as guard this year on the first. Should be a regular next year." Dean appears five other times in this book and is mentioned as a high hurdler in track, a shortstop on the basketball team, an elected officer of the 4-H Club and a member of the Thespian Society and cast member of the junior class play Our Hearts Were Young and Gay. This yearbook also has over 100 other signatures, most on the last three pages, including: drama teacher Adaline Nall Brookshire, reportedly his favorite teacher at Fairmount High; coach Paul Weaver; four friends who were pallbearers at his funeral seven years later; and Edith Thomas, his girlfriend. Dean (1931-1955) portrayed alienated, anti-establishment youth in East of Eden (1955), Rebel Without a Cause (released in 1955 shortly after his death) and Giant (1956), receiving Academy Award nominations for East of Eden and Giant. A motorcycle enthusiast like his hero, Marlon Brando, Dean purchased a Triumph 500cc TR5 Trophy model bike after seeing Brando ride a similar model, and wear a similar hat, in The Wild One (1954).Dean was only 24 when he was killed in an automobile accident on September 30, 1955. His final day on the Giant set was just two weeks earlier. Lightly toned, stained and foxed. Cover has completely separated from rest of book and is lightly creased and scuffed with missing bottom right corner. Ink transference throughout book. Pages have separated from binding. Frame is lightly tarnished, dented and scratched. Otherwise in fine condition.

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        Le cheval troyen

      first edition, one of the 25 numbered copies on Arches paper vellum containing a second state suite on Japan of illustrations by Christiane Alanore.Book illustrated with 20 original dry tips by Christiane Alanore.Three stitched leaflets and some marginal bites on some others. Georges Visat Paris 1948 16,5x21,5cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        Selected Works]. The Voyage Out; Night and Day; Jacob's Room; Mrs. Dalloway; To the Lighthouse; Orlando: A Biography; The Years; The Waves; The Common Reader: First Series; Second Series; Three Guineas; The Moment and Other Essays; Flush: A Biography.

      London The Hogarth Press 1948 - Fourteen volumes, "Uniform Edition", mixed impressions, sml. 8vo., bound in half purple morocco with yellow and grey lettering-pieces, grey endpapers and all edges gilt. A near complete set of the Uniform Edition of the works of Virginia Woolf, the impression stated is that of each title since first published, hence the variations. The colour of the superb binding is purple in recognition of the distinctive purple ink Woolf always used. Kirkpatrick A22a; Woolmer 423. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Second World War. [The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy].

      London Cassell & Co. Ltd. -54 1948 - First editions, 6 volumes, 8vo., modern half red morocco gilt, top edges gilt, housed in a leather-entry slip-case, a very handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Raintree County

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948. Very Good/Very Good. First edition. Contemporary bookplate on the verso of the front fly, modest edgewear on the boards, very good or better in about very good dustwrapper with three internally repaired tears and small nicks and tears at the extremities. Signed by the author on the front fly. Housed in a custom quarter morocco and cloth clamshell case. Lockridge's only book, an excellent novel set during one day in the life of an Indiana school principal, and which manages to convey a sense of a specific time and place that has rarely been matched in American literature. Transformed into a troubled film with Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor. Signed copies are exceptionally scarce, as Lockridge somewhat mysteriously committed suicide about a month after publication of the book. A Lockridge letter we handled a many years ago, written immediately after publication, speaks of his overwhelming exhaustion after writing and revising the novel.

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        A Long Fourth and Other Stories

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1948. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. A little rubbing and tiny faint tape shadows on the endpapers, else near fine in modestly spine-faded near fine dustwrapper, although much less than usual. The author's first book,

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        GEORGE WASHINGTON [7 Volumes; Signed First Edition Set]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine binding. Signed. An attractive signed First Edition set; all volumes are First Editions; Volume I is signed with a personal inscription by Dr. Freeman; the first six volumes have their slipcases; Volume 7 has the dustjacket as issued. A couple of the slipcases have started a bit of separation but all are holding; the half title page of Volume I signed by Dr. Freeman has a very small tear. The massive biography was awarded the Pulitzer Prize posthumously and is considered by many to be the definitive biography of Washington. Near Fine binding.

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        The Mystery of the Treasure Tomb

      Arthur H Stockwell, 1948. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a fair reading copy; illustrations neatly coloured-in;. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        K Numéro 1&2

      First edition of this issue about Antonin Artaud, one of 50 numbered copies on chiffon du Marais, the only large paper copies.Texts by Antonin Artaud, Georges Braque, René Char, Charles Dullin, Jacques Audiberti, Camille Bryen, André Pieyre de Mandiargues, Arthur Adamov...A good and rare copy.  K éditeur Paris 1948 13,5x19,5cm broché

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        The Discovery of India.

      Calcutta: Signet Press. 1948. 8vo. Original black cloth-backed decorative paper covered-boards and wrapper, designed by Satyajit Ray; pp. xvi + 497; wrapper chipped with some loss to top of spine, otherwise very good indeed. Provenance: inscribed by Nehru to ffe,: "To Mr Denny/ with all good wishes/ Jawaharlal Nehru/ New Delhi - August 16 1949". From the library of George V. Denny, Jr. (1899-1959), broadcaster and host of the NBC radio programme "America's Town Meeting of the Air", in which panel members of different political persuasions were quizzed by members of the audience. Nehru, as Prime Minister of India, appeared on the programme in 1949 when Denny brought it New Delhi as part of a round-the-world tour. Fifth printing. Written during Nehru's final imprisonment in 1942-46, this has been hailed as one of the finest books on Indian history, culture and politics. It is written from the viewpoint of a fighter for independence, and is more concerned with the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of Indian culture than with recounting a historical narrrative. Nevertheless, Nehru follows the growth of the nation from the earliest records to the movement for independence from the British Empire. In doing so he provides a political basis for independence, and a rousing, often romantic message of hope for his supporters. This is one of the founding works of modern India. Satyajit Ray (1921-1992), later to be acclaimed as a film-maker, was working as a commercial artist in Calcutta when he was employed by D.K. Gupta of the newly founded Signet Press as a cover designer. Gupta gave him complete artistic freedom; as well as this dustwrapper, he also designed covers for Jim Corbett's Maneaters of Kumaon and the classic Bengali novel Pather Panchali, which he later turned into his first feature film.

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        No Highway

      London: Heinemann, 1948. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1948. A fine book without inscriptions, in a near fine (or better) unclipped wrapper with some very light edge wear and rubbing. The book and wrapper are in superb condition - you will not see a better copy of this book in the wrapper.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Equilibriad.

      The Hogarth Press, London., 1948. First edition. Octavo. 45 pages. Five full-page plates by Lucian Freud. Buckram-backed marbled boards.Number 136 of 750 copies signed by William Sansom.Free endpapers partially tanned. Near fine in original tissue dustwrapper, printed only on the front flap, which is chipped and creased at the edges. The dustwrapper is rare.

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