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        The Heart of the Matter

      New York: Viking Press, 1948. Copyright date is 1948, This vintage volume is bound in red cloth covered boards with blue cloth spine cover and features original dust jacket with publisher's price of $3.00. The Heart of the Matter (1948) is a novel by English author Graham Greene. The book details a life-changing moral crisis for Henry Scobie. Greene, a British intelligence officer in Freetown, Sierra Leone, drew on his experience there. This volume shows well with light edgewear to the dust jacket. The boards show nice and clean as well as the interior pages. . first Edition. Hardcover. very good Plus/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Scarce First Edition.

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        Souvenir Programme ... Indian Test Tour Visit to Mount Gambier, South Australia. January 20-21, 1948 [cover title]

      Octavo, 16 pages with numerous local advertisements. Pictorial card covers; a fine copy. A pre-match souvenir of the first international match in Mount Gambier - a South Australian Country XI versus India on its first tour of Australia - 'indutiably the outstanding event in the cricketing annals of the South-East'. India won by an innings and 106 runs (although they lost the five-match Test series 4-0). Not in Padwick; not in 'Not in Padwick'; not in Trove. Offered together with the combined teams' group photograph, 'Indian X. v. Sth. Aus. Country XI. Vansittart Park, Mount Gambier, January 20-21, 1948', with all present identified in print on the mount below the image (280 x 300 mm overall). The photographer is Arthur & Son, Mount Gambier. The mount is lightly marked, with one corner creased; the photograph is in fine condition.

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        The EDVAC. A Preliminary Report on Logic and Design. Report No. 48-2.

      Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, Moore School of Electrical Engineering, February 16, 1948. First edition of this extremely rare report on the EDVAC, the world's first stored-program electronic computer, which includes sections on the design logic as well as many pages of calculations and operating mathematical formulas. This report, which includes the Organization of the EDVAC, the Input-Output System, Performance Details, Speed of Operation, Controls, Example of Operation, Aids to Maintenance and Indicated Improvements, appears to be the only contemporary report that includes full size blue-line print drawings of components and the architecture of the EDVAC. "Its major influence was that it was the first stored-program electronic digital computer to be described at this level of detail and, as such, set the paradigm for many of the first-generation machines. The design, and in particular the concept of using mercury delay lines for the memory, influenced several of the early machines, the Cambridge EDSAC (for which Maurice Wilkes deliberately chose a similar name to show the connection) and the SEAC being the most famous" (Williams, p. 26). It is unknown how many copies of this report were printed, but similar EDVAC reports from this time period had printings of 15 to 50 sets, most for distribution to other scientists or institutions. The copy at the University of Pennsylvania corresponds to this copy in collation. OCLC locates 5 copies (Brown, Florida, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Wayne State). Only one copy has appeared at auction (Pacific Book Auction Galleries, 20 November 2008, lot 45, $3300). Building on ideas formulated by innovators in computers, mathematics and physics such as V.J. Atanasoff and Alan Turing, the Moore School of Electrical Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania, led by J. Presper Eckert and John V. Mauchly, became one of the developers of what would become the modern computer. Eckert and Mauchly were tasked by the US Army's Ballistics Research Lab to create the ENIAC (Electronic Numerator, Integrator, Analyzer, and Computer) for use in solving ballistics, trajectories and ranges for new weaponry. The ENIAC machine weighed about 30 tons, covered about 1000 square feet of floor space, and used almost 18000 vacuum tubes. Even as the ENIAC was nearing operation, Eckert and Mauchly recognized its limitations. As early as January, 1944 Eckert drafted a memorandum discussing the stored-program concept of computing, which would eventually be realized in a machine called the EDVAC (Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer). The EDVAC, a General-Purpose Internal Stored Program Computers as it would come to be known, is considered one of the origin points of today's modern PC computer technology. As the end of World War II approached, Eckert and Mauchly began to see value in the computer beyond military use and began to consider the need to patent their ideas. At this time, the team at the Moore School was joined by John von Neumann, from the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. It is von Neumann who most researchers (and patent lawyers) credit with solving the design of the EDVAC as outlined in his First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC, 1945. The EDVAC continued development with 3 or 4 official reports issued between 1945 and 1949. "At the time von Neumann began collaborating with the ENIAC group, planning for ENIAC's delay-line successor was already under way. The Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer, or EDVAC, "would be quite flexible in its control facilities, would have about 50 times as large a memory, i.e., be able to store about 1000 ten decimal digit numbers, and contain only about 1/10 as many tubes," Goldstine and von Neumann reported. The machine would be programmed by loading coded sequences into high-speed memory rather than by setting cables and switches by hand ... "In the closing months of World War II, von Neumann circulated between Princeton, Los Alamos, Washington, Philadelphia, and Aberdeen, conveying a stream of new ideas. "None of us was important enough to have persuaded people to accept this kind of thing," says Goldstine. "In the first place, von Neumann had a real built-in need at Los Alamos ... They had an enormous IBM punched card installation out there doing implosion calculations. I just don't believe any of us could have gone and persuaded somebody like Fermi of the importance of numerical calculation the way von Neumann could. "In early 1945, during the final push to finish and test the atomic bomb, von Neumann's notes on the EDVAC project were typed up under Goldstine's supervision and distilled into a 105-page report. The "First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC," reproduced by mimeograph and released into limited distribution by the Moore School on June 30, 1945, outlined the design of a high-speed stored-program electronic digital computer, including the requisite formulation and interpretation of coded instructions -- "which must be given to the device in absolutely exhaustive detail." "The functional elements of the computer were separated into a hierarchical memory, a control organ, a central arithmetic unit, and input/output channels, making distinctions still known as the "von Neumann architecture" today. A fast internal memory, coupled to a larger secondary memory, and linked in turn to an unlimited supply of punched cards or paper tape, gave the unbounded storage that Turing had prescribed. The impediment of a single channel between memory and processor is memorialized as the "von Neumann bottle-neck," although its namesake attempted, unsuccessfully, to nip this in the bud. "The whole system will be well balanced, so, that if it is properly and intelligently used, there will be no bottlenecks," he explained to Max Newman, "even not at the outputs and inputs of the human intellects with which it has to be matched." "When a subject captured von Neumann's attention, he reconstituted it on his own terms from the bottom up. Digital computing required no such process of reduction; it was all axioms from the start. In 1945 the ENIAC and EDVAC were still classified military projects. Von Neumann could speak freely in logical abstractions, but not in specific electronic circuits. So he did. He was also, as Julian Bigelow put it, "clever enough to know that his forte was not in experimental work or in making things function in the real world." "During the war, both open publication and individual credit had been suspended -- for both computers and bombs. After the war, it was decided that bombs would be kept secret and computers would be made public, with a scramble for credit as a result. The EDVAC report engendered widespread controversy, despite the small number of copies that were distributed before the mimeograph stencils gave out. Von Neumann was listed as the sole author, without any acknowledgment of the contributions made by other members of the EDVAC group. Eckert and Mauchly, who had been pledged to silence about the ENIAC and EDVAC, felt slighted by a publication that was based on their own unpublished work. "Johnny was rephrasing our logic, but it was still the SAME logic," says Mauchly. Adding injury to insult, the EDVAC report would be deemed to constitute a legal publication invalidating any patents not filed within a year ... "With the war over, individual interests eclipsed the interests of the United States. The Moore School was too academic for Eckert and Mauchly, and not academic enough for von Neumann. Eckert and Mauchly left to form the Electronic Control Company and build commercial computers first BINAC and then UNIVAC, a brand synonymous with computing for a time. Von Neumann decided to go build his own computer, as a scientific instrument, somewhere else. Spare time on the ENIAC and even the EDVAC would not be enough. "It was, therefore, the most natural thing that von Neumann felt that he would like to have at his own disposal such a machine," says Willis Ware. "If he really wanted a computer, the thing to do was to build it," adds Arthur Burks. "Von Neumann's initial thinking was to transplant the entire core of the ENIAC group ... Eckert declined von Neumann's invitation to lead the IAS engineering team, going into business with Mauchly for himself, while von Neumann entered into a series of lucrative personal consulting contracts with IBM" (Dyson, Turing's Cathedral, pp. 77-81). "When Eckert, Mauchly, and others left the Moore School early in 1946, the job of heading up the EDVAC project fell to T.K. (Kite) Sharpless who, after graduating with an MS in electrical engineering from the Moore School in 1943, stayed on to become a teacher and member of the ENIAC and EDVAC projects. Sharpless himself left in 1947 ... The next manager to be appointed was Louis Tabor, whose tenure lasted for only a few months. Finally, the task of project manager and chief engineer was given to Richard L. Snyder, who saw the project through to the point where a machine was actually shipped from the Moore School to the Army's Ballistic Research Laboratories at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Snyder left the Moore School at this time and followed the machine to the Ballistic Research Laboratories" (Williams, p. 26). The detailed design was finalized in May, 1947, and construction then began. Since the Moore School's ability to fabricate delicate mechanical components was inadequate for the task, the National Bureau of Standards agreed to assume responsibility for the design of the magnetic wire input and output system; they in turn contracted it out to the Reeves Instrument Corporation. In late 1949 it was moved to the Army Ordnance Department, Aberdeen Proving Ground, for final assembly and testing. However, it did not run its first application programme until October 28, 1951. Not in OOC. Williams, 'The Origins, Uses, and Fate of the EDVAC,' IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 15 (1993), pp. 22-38 ( 4to (277 x 216 mm), ff. [1], iii, 100 (i.e. 102), with two full-page diagrams inserted in text and three large folding plans in pocket at rear. Original cloth backed wrappers (cloth starting to peel away at ends of spine).

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        Nobiliario De La Corona De Aragón, Siglo IX - Siglo XX : Casa Real. Reseña Histórica Genealógica y Heráldica De Las Familias Nobles De Cataluña, Aragón, Valencia, Mallorca, Sicilia, Rossellón, Provenza, Cerdeña y Nápoles.

      Salvador Rosás Bayer Editorial, Barcelona 1948 - XXpp. - 1 blanca - 1 mapa plegado - 267pp. - 2 h. - y - XIpp. - 209pp. y 2 hojas. Edición de 300 ejemplares, numerados, sobre gran papel de hilo. (nº120) Sumamente ilustrado con grandes escudos heráldicos a todo color y preciosos grabados, también a vivos colores. En nuestro ejemplar: antes de la portada un gran escudo heráldico de Francisco Juliá López, dibujado y acuarelado a mano. Muy cuidada imprenta y presentación. Perfecto ejemplar encuadernado de época a pleno pergamino. Lomera con regios nervios y florones dorados. Cortes superiores dorados. Size: 2 Vols. En Gran Folio 33 x 24 Cms. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Handschriftlich überarbeitetes Typoskript (meistens Durchschläge) des nie veröffentlichten Gedichtbandes "Mistel und Asphalt" mit insgesamt 83 Gedichten. "

      Berlin, , 1948. - circa 28,5 x 21 cm. 72, 4 Blatt Privater Halbleinenband "Umfangreiches Typoskript der unveröffentlichten Gedichtsammlung "Mistel und Asphalt", die Schnurres Erstlingswerk gewesen wäre, aber trotz mehrfacher Überarbeitungen offenbar nie vollständig zufriedenstellend geriet. Auf dem Titelblatt Schnurres damalige Anschrift (Hochwildpfad 30) eigenhändig zweimal vermerkt. Auf dem letzten Blatt nach kurzen Angaben zur eigenen Person nochmals signiert. Der ursprünglich vorgesehene Titel wurde von Schnurre getilgt. Laut eigenhändiger Datierung im Juni 1948 fertiggestellt, allerdings danach von Schnurre offensichtlich immer wieder überarbeitet, zahlreiche Texte nachträglich einmontiert und ebenfalls überarbeitet. Die letzte Datierung stammt aus dem Januar 1950 (unter dem einmontierten Typoskript des Gedichts "Apfelsinenrausch"). Enthält offenbar einige unveröffentlichte Texte Schnurres. Verschiedene Gedichte gingen, zum Teil stark überarbeitet, in seine wichtigste Gedichtsammlung ?Kassiber? ein, andere wurden in den Frankfurter Heften und in der Literarischen Revue veröffentlicht. " "- Papierbedingt gebräunt, berieben, Gebrauchsspuren. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd.,, 1948–54. [The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.] 6 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With diagrams and tables throughout the text. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set handsomely bound. First editions of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". A man who had always primarily made his living by his pen, Churchill was the only major war leader to give an authoritative account of the conflict, and his ringing phrases seeped into the collective memory. As J. H. Plumb noted: "Churchill the historian lies at the very heart of all historiography of the Second World War, and will always remain there… [we still] move down the broad avenues which he drove through war's confusion and complexity.

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        Le Temps de la poésie, numéros 1 à 6 [collection complète, exemplaires de tête]

      GLM, Paris 1948 - Paris, GLM, 1948-1952. 22,5 x 14,5 cm, 6 volumes in-8 brochés, 53 (1), 53 (1), 57 (1), 57 (1), 57 (1), 74 (4) pp., élégant étui-boîte signé et daté de 1993. Collection complète. Chaque volume est l'un des 30 exemplaires de tête sur vélin du Rénage (avant 1075 exemplaires sur Alfama) et porte le n° 19. On retrouve dans cette revue les contributions ou des illustrations de : M. Hadjilazaro, Maurice Blanchard, G. Schehadé, P.-J. Jouve, Mario Prassinos, Daniel Anselme, Guy Lévis Mano, R. Alberti, Jean Cayrol (n°1, juillet 48), René Char, Federico Garcia Lorca, André Frédérique, Pierre Emmanuel, Pablo Neruda, J. Mayoux, J. Chauvel, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Jean Laude (n°2, novembre 1948), Jacques Dupin, Loys Masson, Henri Michaux, André Frénaud, Frédéric Hagen, Jacques Baron, Dylan Thomas, Labisse (n°3, mai 49), Jean Todrani, Bernard Courtin, Tristan Tzara, Yves de Bayser, Florence Milo, Georg Trakl, Javier Vilato, (n°4, mars 50) Jules Supervielle, Jacques Charpier, Gunnar Ekelof, J.J. Morvan, Armen Tarpinian, Paul Valet, J.-Fr. Bernard, Octavio Paz, Varbanesco (n°5, décembre 50). Le n°6 (mars 52) est un numéro spécial, "Poésie partagée, 40 poètes, 40 poèmes, 6 peintres, 6 dessins" : après une introduction de René Char, il mélange 40 poèmes dont le nom des auteurs n'est jamais dévoilé. Rare sur ce papier. Très beaux exemplaires, en grande partie non coupés. (CORON, 277, 286, 298, 319, 342, 355) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Laus Veneris

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1948. leather_bound. Full red morocco. Teg. Fine. Buckland-Wright, John. 48 pages. 25.5 x 16.5 cm. 12 wood engraved illustrations, including frontispiece and title vignette by John Buckland-Wright. Limited edition, copy 71 of 100 with an extra engraving, and specially bound in full red morocco with gilt pictorial inlay against a black background [from a total edition of 750]. Printed in Perpetua 14 pt type on mould-made paper. COCKALORUM 178. "Fresh from his work on Keats' Endymion, John Buckland-Wright has now turned to this passionate panegyric by Swinburne.

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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. 5 collotype plates with two images per plate, title page printed in green. Very slightly rubbed, spine perhaps a touch dulled, a very good copy. First and only edition. Limitation statement at the rear reads: "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 third such copy examined by this cataloguer, who has never encountered a wrappered copy. 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. This copy with a gift inscription to civil servant Catherine Elfrida Barson from one John Edwards to the front free endpaper. Barson worked for the Water Division of the Ministry of Works during World War II, later Ministry of Housing and Local Government. Loosely inserted clipping from the Time, 18 October 1950, 5 "The New House of Commons. Conflict between Ancient Forms".

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        Le cheval troyen

      - Georges Visat, Paris 1948, 16,5x21,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Prima edizione, una delle 25 copie numerate su carta Arches comprendente una serie di secondo stato del Giappone illustrazioni Christiane Alanore. libro illustrato di 20 incisioni originali Christiane Alanore. Tre fogli cuciti e alcuni morsi marginali su alcuni altri. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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. 

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        The creation. The first eight chapters of Genesis. Woodcuts by Frans Masereel

      Pantheon Books [Verona: Officina Bodoni], 1948. 64, [5] pagine. 39x29 cm.Rilegatura editoriale con camicia cartonata. Interno ottimo; alcuni difetti sulla camicia. Tiratura di 125 esemplari numerati (n. 6). [M238] Elegante edizione a cura di Giovanni Mardersteig, impreziosita da 24 xilografie originali di Frans Masereel, di cui 8 a piena pagina. 

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        L'état de siège

      - Gallimard, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una copia del servizio stampa. autografo Precious firmato da Albert Camus (Madeleine) Renaud, che ha creato il ruolo del Segretario presso l'ufficio di Stato: "a Madame Renault (sic) come siamo entrati lo stesso giro con tutta la simpatia di Albert Camus. " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus à Madame (Madeleine) Renaud qui interpréta le rôle de la Secrétaire dans L'Etat de siège aux côtés de l'amante de Camus, Maria Casarès : « À Mme Renault (sic) puisque nous butinons dans la même ruche. Avec toute la sympathie d'Albert Camus ». La référence apicole est explicite pour cette ancienne sociétaire de la Comédie Française dont l'emblème est la ruche, symbole d'une créativité foisonnante. Camus fait ainsi écho tant à leur passion commune pour le théâtre qu'à leur première rencontre en 1943, lors de la représentation du Soulier de satin au « Français », mise en scène par son mari, Jean-Louis Barrault.  En attribuant involontairement à Madeleine Renaud la fin du patronyme de son mari, Albert Camus souligne, sans le vouloir, la complicité de ce couple mythique du théâtre qui a fondé en 1946 la Compagnie Renaud-Barrault au Théâtre Marigny où fut créé L'Etat de siège avec une prestigieuse distribution. La musique est d'Arthur Honegger ; les décors et costumes sont de Balthus, Pierre Bertin interprétait le rôle de La Peste, aux côtés de Madeleine Renaud, Pierre Brasseur, Maria Casarès et Félicien Marceau entre autres. Ce projet titanesque de « théâtre total », mêlant les arts comme aux grandes heures surréalistes, déconcerta le public et la critique. Malgré les 27 représentations, L'Etat de siège est le « premier chagrin de théâtre » de Jean-Louis Barrault. Camus ne lui en tient pas rigueur puisqu'il lui dédie la pièce dont il précise dans son avertissement : "S'il est vrai que j'ai écrit tout le texte, il reste que le nom de Barrault devrait, en toute justice, être attaché au mien."  La sévérité de la critique envers ce drame symbolique s'explique en partie par un malentendu, consécutif à la publication du roman de Camus, La Peste, dont chacun pensait voir ici une adaptation théâtrale. En réalité, ce thème, inspiré de l'épidémie de haine fasciste dont ils sont les témoins, hante également Jean-Louis Barrault depuis longtemps, et tandis que l'écrivain rédige son roman, l'homme de théâtre envisage une adaptation du Journal de l'année de la Peste de Daniel Defoe (ce même thème se retrouvera d'ailleurs en filigrane dans d'autres grandes

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        Poster]: You've Got To Pitch To Win Ball Games or Elections . It's the Last of the Ninth . For Your Own Sake. For Labor's Sake

      United Brotherhood of Carpenters Non-Partisan Committee for the Repeal and Defeat of Anti-Labor Legislation, Indianapolis 1948 - Poster printed in blue and red. Measuring 16" x 22". Old quarter folds, perhaps as issued. Shrink wrapped on foam core. Fine. Image of a (left-handed!) baseball pitcher and a scoreboard showing a lopsided victory of the "vested interests" over "labor" in the 80th Congress. Nice bold imagery.

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        THE SECOND WORLD WAR. Comprising: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.

      London: Cassell and Co. Ltd. 1948 - 1954. First edition, first printings. First edition, first printings. Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill. Six volumes. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrappers. Each volume is in excellent near fine condition, the bindings clean and square, the contents without previous owner's names or stamps. Complete with the original lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrappers which are lightly faded to the spines. Not price-clipped. An attractive set. Inscribed by the author in black ink on the half title of ‘Their Finest Hour' “Inscribed by / Winston S. Churchill [underlined] / 1949”. An excellent signed first edition set of Churchill's history of The Second World War. [Woods A123(b)]. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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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., 1948–54 - 6 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set handsomely bound. With diagrams and tables throughout the text. First editions of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". A man who had always primarily made his living by his pen, Churchill was the only major war leader to give an authoritative account of the conflict, and his ringing phrases seeped into the collective memory. As J. H. Plumb noted: "Churchill the historian lies at the very heart of all historiography of the Second World War, and will always remain there [we still] move down the broad avenues which he drove through war's confusion and complexity." Cohen A240.4; Woods A123(b). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cuthbert and the Dogs

      Melbourne, Digest Juvenile Productions, [1948]. Oblong imperial octavo (190 x 275 mm), [32] pages with numerous illustrations in black and white and colour (including a superb centrespread). Quarter light blue cloth and colour pictorial papered boards; cloth a little flecked, with the ends a little rubbed and with minor loss of colour; papered boards a little rubbed at the extremities, with minor wear to the corners and a few trifling surface blemishes; early ownership signature on the title page; pastedowns a little marked, with the adjacent pages (the title page and the last page of text) a little foxed and offset; a very good copy. Ethel Louise Spowers (1890-1947), Melbourne-born artist and printmaker, 'undertook (1911-17) the full course in drawing and painting at Melbourne's National Gallery schools.... Her first solo exhibition, held in 1920 ... showed fairy-tale drawings influenced by the work of Ida Outhwaite. In 1921-24 Spowers worked and studied abroad ... [in London and Paris].... Two further solo shows (1925 and 1927) at the New Gallery, Melbourne, confirmed her reputation as an illustrator of fairy tales, though by then she was also producing woodcuts and linocuts inspired by Japanese art and covering a broader range of subjects. A dramatic change in Spowers' style occurred in 1929 when she studied under Claude Flight (the leading exponent of the modernist linocut) at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art, London.... In the 1930s her linocuts attracted critical attention for their bold, simplified forms, rhythmic sense of movement, distinctive use of colour and humorous observation of everyday life, particularly the world of children.... In the late 1930s she stopped practising as an artist due to ill health, but continued her voluntary work at the Children's Hospital. She died of cancer on 5 May 1947' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). She had destroyed many of her paintings in a bonfire; today her work, in particular her Grosvenor School prints, fetch extraordinary prices. This charming children's book, published a year after she died, incorporates all of the above qualities, and is a more affordable work on paper. Muir 7032 (calling in error for [28] pages).

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        Photos and Ephemera Related to the Peoria Redwings of the All American Girls Baseball League

      Peoria, Illinois, 1948. Very Good. A collection consisting of: 25 black and white double weight gelatin silver photographs. Of the 25 images, 22 of them are signed by the players while they were still in the league. Additionally there are 12 printed player biographies clipped from a yearbook, and an additional 12 player biographies clipped from a newspaper. Most photos measure 4.5" x 3.5", six are larger. Most items very good, most of the bios with evidence of their removal scrapbook.The All American Girls Baseball League (now known as the AAGPBL or All-American Girls Professional Baseball League) existed from 1943 to 1954. It was the brainchild of a committee started by Chicago Cubs owner Philip K. Wrigley to make up for attendance losses due to many male major league players serving in World War II. The committee recommended a girls' softball league, which morphed into a hybrid of softball and baseball. With semi-pro women's softball leagues finding some success, the group scoured the United States and Canada ultimately recruiting 280 young women to a try out in Chicago. 60 were chosen for the new professional league. Girls as young as 15 agreed to have no other employment during the season and most were paid more than their parents earned in skilled jobs. During spring training, the women were required to attend charm school, with each player receiving a beauty kit.These photos and biographies show at least thirteen different women from the 1948 Peoria Redwings. It was the league's best year of attendance with 910,000 present to watch games between 10 teams. The items were once housed in a scrap book and were later removed. Each woman is shown in one or two team issued photos as well as with either a biography clipped from the Redwings' yearbook or what we suspect to be the local newspaper (many of the women are represented with both bios). The team boasted the Roth twins, Elaine and Eilaine (that's not a typo), Faye Dancer and Gloria Ruiz. Dancer was the first AAGPBL player to hit two home runs in a game and was inducted into the National Women's Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. Ruiz was one of seven Cuban women to play in the AAGPBL.Signed photos of the women of recent vintage are fairly common; period signatures, especially on team issued photos, appear to be quite scarce. In various iterations of a search for signed AAGPBL memorabilia on Worthpoint and Liveauctioneers, we looked through a couple thousand sales, locating only a few signed items from the period and only one group of team issued photos (a Redwings archive sold by Leland Little Auctions in 2016). While these search engines are by no means exhaustive, we find the ratio telling. We've located one Redwings yearbook in OCLC. There's also a scrapbook related to the Redwings' 1948 season at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum that was donated by a player.A fine group documenting a short-lived experiment in women's professional sports. An inventory is available upon request.

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      EDIZIONI RINASCITA, ROMA 1948 - PICCOLA BIBLIOTECA MARXISTA ITALIANO N. 4 della collana, traduzione di Felice Platone, pagine brunite ai bordi ed interessate da vecchia traccia di umidità, brossura editoriale scolorita, con tracce di umidità, usura ai bordi, strappetti e fori al dorsetto

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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.

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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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        Photographic portrait.

      Argentina c1948. - Unsigned. (233 x 73mm). An exceptionally fine official portrait of Argentina’s charismatic and controversial ‘First Lady’ taken by Perón’s private photographer; from the family album of Juan Domingo Perón.

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

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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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        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.

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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]

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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

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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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