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        A Retrospective Exhibition). Forty-eight plates in photogravure, eight plates in color. With two Original Lithographs. Edited and with an introduction by James S. Plaut and a letter from the artist.

      Boston New York, The Institut of Contemporary Art / Chanticleer Press (1948). - 4°. 87 (1) S. OHLdr. Deckel weißes Leinen mit goldgeprägter Signatur. OSchuber mit marmoriertem Papierbezug. 1. Ausgabe, eines von 200 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe mit den beiden signierten Original-Lithographien aus dem Erscheinungsjahr 'The Flute Player' (Flötenspieler) und 'Nude' (Weiblicher Akt), beide 1948. Aus der Sammlung des Kokoschka-Freundes und -Sammlers Edgar Horstmann (1902-1994), 'Nude' / 'Weiblicher Akt' gerahmt. Wingler / Welz 181 und 182. Das Buch ist aus Anlaß der am 16. Oktober 1948 in Boston eröffneten großen Wanderausstellung des Werkes von Oskar Kokoschka erschienen. Horstmann hat u.a. 1965 den Katalog 'Oskar Kokoschka in Hamburg' herausgebracht. - Kopf etwas bestoßen, Vortitel sauber entfernt. HORSTMANN STREICHEN [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        Le Temps de la poésie, numéros 1 à 6 [collection complète, exemplaires de tête]

      Paris: GLM, 1948. Livre. Très bon. broché. Edition originale. In-8. 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).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        STORIA DELLA REPUBBLICA SOCIALE ITALIANA

      CASERTA: IL CENACOLO, 1948. BROSSURA. BUONO. 15 22. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        JALNA: 1: Building of Jalna; 2: Morning at Jalna; 3: Mary Wakefield; 4: Young Renny; 5: Whiteoak Heritage; 6: The Whiteoak Brothers; 7: Jalna; 8: Whiteoaks; 9: Finch's Fortune; 10: Master of Jalna; 11: Whiteoak Harvest; 12: Wakefield's Course; et al

      Macmillan and Co., Toronto and London 1948 - All sixteen Jalna novels are here in hardcover editions published by Macmillan, some from England and some from Canada. Finch's Fortune is without a dustjacket; Jalna is missing the front free endpaper; all the rest have dustjackets in protective mylar with wear at the corners and some chipping around the edges and at the head and foot of the spines; many have been price clipped; Morning At Jalna, Mary Wakefield, Finch's Fortune and The Master of Jalna all have a previous owner's name inside; no other interior markings. To be clear, the books here are: 1: Building of Jalna; 2: Morning at Jalna; 3: Mary Wakefield; 4: Young Renny; 5: Whiteoak Heritage; 6: The Whiteoak Brothers; 7: Jalna; 8: Whiteoaks; 9: Finch's Fortune; 10: Master of Jalna; 11: Whiteoak Harvest; 12: Wakefield's Course; 13: Return to Jalna; 14: Renny's Daughter; 15: Variable Winds at Jalna; and 16: Centenary at Jalna. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: W. Fraser Sandercombe]
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        E. Degas. Monotypes

      Paris: Quatre Chemins-Editart / Shoman Art Company, 1948. Softcover. VG- (Glassine jacket has some tears and holes and is well tanned; pages are loosening or have separated from inner spine; some pages are tanned lightly; ALL PLATES ARE PRESENT and are nice and crisp.). Tan paper wraps with glassine dust jacket, 11 text pages, followed by 10 color plates and 30 duotone plates on pages; in tan cardboard slipcase. Text is in French. Presents 40 specific pieces of art rendered by French artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917). With an opening introduction followed by the 40 plates. #307 of 500 copies issued by Shoman in New York, from a grand total of 1000 copies issued from both houses combined. Rare, in any condition.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        Okinawa Fûbutsu. Tokyo, Shôwa 23 (1948).

      1948 1948 - Large 8vo (21 x 26,8 cm). A privately printed orihon folding album. Comprising Japanese title, colophon and eight-double page coloured illustrations printed in the katazome stencil dyeing technique on handmade paper. Original dark-purple paper wrappers with title label. Housed in the original paper folder. First edition, limited to 150 copies. The work is devoted to the culture of Okinawa which had suffered unimaginable destruction just three years before, at the end of the second world war. Includes vivid and colourful illustrations of daily life at the market, traditional costumes and typical Ryûkyû bingata textiles. A few are printed in black and brown depicting pottery-making, temple life and traditional houses. A lovely copy of this unusual and very delightful work. Keisuke Serizawa (1895-1984) was a renowned Japanese textile designer who was promoted by the Japanese government for his unique katazome method. This is an original hand dyeing method using stencils to create patterns. He produced textiles for kimonos, wall scrolls, curtains, fans, paper prints, and he illustrated books. He visited Okinawa several times and learned the Ryûkyû bingata techniques of dyeing. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB)]
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        Five Go Off to Camp.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited,, 1948. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to front cover and spine in black, pictorial endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated by Eileen Soper in black, red and blue. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Slight foxing to edges of text block. A very good copy in the dust jacket with a couple of small chips at foot of spine panel, small mark to foot of rear panel and short closed tear to head. First edition, first impression, of the seventh adventure of the Famous Five.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Álbum De Habaneras. Recogidas Por Xavier Montsalvatge. Ilustradas Por José M. Prim. Con Un Prólogo De Néstor Luján.

      Editorial Barna, Barcelona 1948 - XIII - 97 pp. en muy buen papel de hilo. Ilustrado con 20 litografías originales en lámina, a muy vivos colores. Nuestro ejemplar de la tirada de solo 29 ejemplares en papel de hilo Barna. Buena encuadernación firmada por Manuel Bueno a media piel, conservando la peculiar cubierta original decorada con sendas etiquetas originales como si se tratara de una caja de puros habanos. Size: 35,5 x 26 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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        Paul Claudel interroge le Cantiques des cantiques

      Egloff 1948 - - Egloff, Paris & Fribourg 1948, 14,5x21cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 65 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil du Marais, tirage de tête. Envoi autographe daté et signé de Paul Claudel à un ami. Dos légèrement insolé, sinon agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of 65 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper of the Marsh, drawing of head. Autographed and signed autograph of Paul Claudel to a friend. Back slightly insolated, otherwise pleasant copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        IBARRA COLECCION DE OPUSCULOS PARA BIBLIOFILOS

      - 1948-1951 Castalia, Valencia Colección de 10 vol. en papel de hilo superior numerados 48/150. Tomo I. El Bibliómano, por Carlos Nodier y Subasta de mi biblioteca, por Octavio Uzanne.Tomo II. Bibliofilia Sentimental, por Vicente Castañeda. Tomo III. El incendio de la Biblioteca por Tomas Bartholino. Tomo IV. El primer libro de un aficionado por Rafael Alfaro Taboada. Tomo V. Juan de Vingles por Sir Enrique Thomas. Tomo VI. Vida y trabajos de un libro viejo contados por él mismo, por Jorge Campos. Tomo VII. La Biblioteca de Jules Janin, por Pablo Lacroix. Tomo VIII. Manuel Salvador Carmona por Valentin Carderera. Tomo IX. Ramillete de Bibliófilos valencianos por Fco. Almela y Vives. Tomo X. Bibliofilia Romántica Española (1850) por Sergio Sobolevsky. Tiene numerosas ilustraciones en b/n. algunas iluminadas a mano y gravados al aguafuerte. 18x13 cm. Enc. en rústica. Tiene firma y ex-libris del anterior propietario. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Costa LLibreter]
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        The Heart of the Matter (Signed First)

      Heinemann and The Book Society 1948 - First edition, first impression (issued alongside the Heinemann trade edition), signed to the half-title page by Graham Greene – one of a small number he signed to promote The Book Society. Very Good: firm and square binding in sharp, very slightly splayed blue boards; a little sunning to the spine and extremities; signs of stressing to the top corner of the lower board; publisher’s red topstain, moderately faded; light, sporadic spotting to the edge of the page block; a couple of small spots to the pages and a tiny chip to the edge of the rfep, else internally crisp and clean. The unclipped (9s 6d net stated) dustwrapper is Near Fine+: notably bright and vibrant, with strong colouring and no fading at all (very scarce, thus); clean white rear panel and flaps; 4mm nick to the top of the rear flap fold and a 5mm closed tear to the top of the front panel; a trace of rubbing to the corners and head of the spine; presented in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. GRAHAM GREENE SPECIALISTS. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bradhurst Fine Editions]
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        Drei alte Männer. Gespräche.

      44 Seiten Kl.-8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halbpergamentband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, den Initialen Benns auf dem Vorderdeckel in Goldprägung. mit original Klarsichtumschlag, dieser hat am unteren Rand eine kleine Fehlstelle, Vorsatzblattseiten gebräunt sowie kleine private Widmung, ansonsten sauber und frisch. Dies ist das erste Buch Gottfried Benns, das nach zwölfjähriger Unterbrechung - 1948 - wieder in Deutschlan erschien. Anläßlich der Neuauflage im November 1955 wurden einhudertfünfzig Exemplare auf Zerkall-Bütten-Werkdruckpapier gedruckt, in Halbpergament gebunden und vom Autor unter dem montierten Titelbild signiert. Dieses Exemplar hat die Nummer 69. Gottfried Benn (* 2. Mai 1886 in Mansfeld, Brandenburg - + 7. Juli 1956 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Arzt, Dichter und Essayist.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Lettre autographe signée « Marcel » à Édith Piaf, 14 octobre 1948

      - CERDAN (Marcel). Lettre autographe signée « Marcel » à Édith Piaf, 14 octobre 1948. Lettre écrite sur le recto de deux feuillets de format 27 × 21 cm. Papier fin légèrement taché et froissé. Le lecteur ajoutera à sa guise les adjectifs « magnifique », « splendide », « émouvante », « rarissime », « mythique » et autres qualificatifs s’ils sont susceptibles de le déterminer à faire l’acquisition de cette magnifique, splendide, émouvante et rarissime lettre du couple mythique de la fin des années 1940. Cerdan s’adresse à Piaf comme « Ma petite fée Chérie ». [Nous essayons de respecter l’orthographe d’origine mais rétablissons notamment de nombreux apostrophes et accents ainsi que l’orthographe de « est-ce ».] « Quelle joie aujourd’hui je t’ai eu au télephone et je vais aller te voir a New York bientot puis nous allons passer de bons moments et j’espère assez longtemps puisque tu viendras passer les fêtes ici, mais tu sais Chérie il ne faut pas quand même qu’après tu le regrettes ou que ça agisse sur ta carrière car pour rien au monde je ne voudrais qu il t’arrive quelque chose par ma faute, Chérie je t’aime ça c’est vrai et quel dommage que tu n’étais pas la avec quelle fierté je t’aurais eu à mon bras à l’entrée de l’Opéra ou tous ces snobs nous auraient regardé d’un air jaloux sur, car nous aurions étaient le plus beau couple n’est-ce pas Cherie sinon le plus sympathique. La soirée c’est bien passée Cocteau a était très gentil pour moi, je dois dîner avec lui et les Bretons la semaine prochaine, car je dois aller pour le ministre de l’intérieur faire un tour de France en deux jours. en avion pour une grande loterie au profit des gosses et comme je ne peux pas refuser cela je dois rester jusqu’à mercredi soir je partirai pour Casa et de là je dois aller le plus vite possible en Algérie pour que vers la fin du mois Octobre je sois à Paris pour pouvoir prendre l’avion pour passer quelques jours avec toi[.] Chérie, dis moi Chérie ne m’engueule pas trop pense qu’il faut aussi que je fasse des choses même que ça ne me plaise pas. Et toi comment vas-tu est-ce que tu est sage est-ce qu’un autre t’a pris dans tes bras tu sais que je suis tres jaloux et que je ne neux pas qu’un autre te touche j’en ai assez avec le passé j’en suis malade quand ça revient à ma pensée c’est plus fort que moi Chérie, je suis un drôle de bonhomme, tu dois le savoir maintenant Chérie je sais que je te demande beaucoup de sacrifices mais Chérie plus tard c’est peut-être moi qui vais les faire, je t’aime Chérie et quand le soir ou le jour à la maison je ne peux pas rester ça me fait trop mal et partout où je vais ta voix me poursuit ou ta musique c’est terrible, aussi on a pas idée d’aller faire des musiques pour faire du mal, tu as dû penser à ça c’est sûr, mais ça ne fait rien, le soir au lit je parle un peu avec toi, mais quand je me retourne et que je lance ma jambe et qu’elle retombe dans le vide je reviens à la réalité, tu n’est pas là eh oui, Enfin patience, je t’aime et ça va être terrible notre rencontre du retour, je suis sûr que tu as toujours le gros succès et que tout vas bien pour toi pense à faire des économies pour notre affaire, je t’aime comme un fou Chérie et je te quitte pour aujourd’hui[.] Toujours la même chose pour les autres et toi Chérie je te serre bien fort contre moi en t’ambrassant bien amoureusement. Je t’aime Chérie, t’adore. Marcel »

      [Bookseller: Jonathan Chiche]
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        ALCESTI

      GIUSEPPE PRINCIPATO, MILANO 1948 - CLASSICI LATINI E GRECI INTERLINGUE Testo in greco con introduzione, commento e nota metrica in italiano a cura di Giuseppe Muscolino, sua la dedica autografata all'occhiello, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo e con traccia di umidità ai bordi inferiori, brossura editoriale con bruniture del tempo e strappetti ai bordi

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        Report of the Research of Antiquities of the National Museum of Korea, Vol. I: Two Old Silla Tombs, Ho-u Tomb and Silver Bell Tomb

      Seoul, Korea: Eul-yu Publishing. Co., 1948. The series, Report of the Research of Antiquities of the National Museum of Korea, apparently consisted of five volumes published between 1948 and 1964. Primary text in Korean and secondary text in English. A paperback publication in simple printed beige wrappers. Further bound in neatly to a sturdy pamphlet binder of semi-stiff cloth backed pattered boards. Moderate bumping to the corners of the binder, not affecting the corners of the paperback book itself except that there is moderate bumping at the extreme lower right corner of the book, affecting the first several pages. 10.25 x 7.25 inches. [4], 31, [80] pp. With LIV plates from B&W photographs and facsimiles, the plates printed on semi-glossy off-white paper. Some of the plates are pull-out. Also with text drawings. A dedication appears in a neat blue ink hand on the title page, "Prof. Wolfram Eberhard with the Author's Compliments Seoul, Febr. 1949." Light age-toning to the text pages. Else a very clean copy. Rated Very Good. First Edition. Scarce in any condition. No previous auction records could be found. The highly accomplished and well-traveled Wolfram Eberhard [1909-1989] was a professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley focused on Western, Central and Eastern Asian societies. Chewon [Chae-W?n] Kim was director of the National Museum of Korea. He wrote extensively about the various arts of Korea, including ceramics, sculpture, gold, bronze and lacquer.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        Martinique charmeuse de serpents

      - Editions du sagittaire, Paris 1948, 14,5x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 15 copie numerate su Holland, capo del pareggio. La nostra copia è completata, frontespizio, litografia originale di André Masson. Illustrazioni hors-texte di André Masson. esemplare raro e bello. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 15 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Notre exemplaire est bien complet, en frontispice, de la lithographie originale d'André Masson. Illustrations hors-texte de André Masson. Rare et bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Of Flight and Life.

      56 p. 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen mit Schutzumschlag, dieser mit kleinen Randbereibungen, das Buch selbst sauber und frisch, auf dem Vortitel vom amerikanschen Flieger signiert und datiert ( August 1948) , beiliegend ein Echtheitszertifikat des deutschen Sohnes von Lindberg, David Hesshaimer für einen Vorbesitzer. Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr. (* 4. Februar 1902 in Detroit, Michigan - + 26. August 1974 in Kipahulu, Maui, Hawaii), war ein US-amerikanischer Pilot und Träger der Medal of Honor.Ihm gelang am 20./21. Mai 1927 die erste Alleinüberquerung des Atlantiks von New York nach Paris ohne Zwischenlandung, wodurch er zu einer der bekanntesten Personen der Luftfahrt wurde. (Die erste Nonstop-Atlantiküberquerung von Amerika nach Europa mit einem Flugzeug war bereits 1919 durch Alcock und Brown erfolgt.)

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Space Cadet

      New York: Scribner And Sons, 1948. First Edition 1st Printing. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good Jacket. Clifford N. Geary. First Printing With The "A" On Copyright Page. Very Good Book Is Clean And Solid. Very Good + Dust Jacket Has Slight Foxing And A Little Wear To Flap Folds And At Head And Foot Of Spine, With A Tiny Chip At Each Fold Top And Bottom. Dust Jacket Shows Proper First Issue $2.50 Price Printed On Front Flap. A Very Attractive And Collectible Copy.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Williamsburg Restoration Wallpaper Reproductions and Commemorative Paper Hangings.

      - New York: Katzenbach and Warren, Inc., [1948]. Folio, unpaginated, four pages of text, two leaves of b&w plates printed to verso only, over 100 full-page screen printed wallpaper samples. Original spiral-bound gray wrappers, with title and company logo printed in black to upper wrapper. Edges and corners slightly chipped, some scattered scuff marks, internally complete; very good. "The 1948 collection of approved and hallmarked wallpapers are printed in this catalogue. Each of these delightful papers.is an authentic copy of an old document and has its fascinating history. The restoration of Colonial Williamsburg was undertaken by Mr. John D. Rockefeller Jr., as an endeavor to restore accurately and preserve for all time the most significant portions of an historic and important city of America's colonial period." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Edle Nacktheit in China, Künstlerische Aktaufnahmen

      Vollständiges, seltenes Exemplar.32 Originalaufnahmen von Heinz von Perckhammer.Teilweise lose Blätter, Schutzumschlag leicht eingerissen. Bitte sehen Sie sich die Fotos an, diese sind Teil der Beschreibung. Mit Widmung: "Was ist schöner als der menschliche Leib?"Zum 25.August 1948 Jörg Versand versichert und kostenfrei.

      [Bookseller: nelazander]
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        Amateur Boxer Vol 1 No 1 - 9 September 1948 to Vol 3 No 9 – 3 November 1949

      London: Published by F Maitland and Printed by the Sporting Press 1948 - London: Published by F Maitland and Printed by the Sporting Press. 59 Editions of the “Amateur Boxer Magazine spanning the September 1948 to November 1949 years, so just over a year’s publications. In generally good condition, all running to 12 pages, some creased, some with minor tears. Bound in half leather with cloth boards. Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – some scratches, gilt titles. Joints – very good condition. Corners – very good condition – some bumping and wear. Boards – very good condition – some marks. Page edges – very good condition – clean. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition. Front paste down – very good condition. Front free end paper – very good condition. Titles – good to very good condition. Pages – good to very good condition. Binding – very good condition – solid binding. See photos [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Louis88Books]
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        Pisan Cantos

      [New York]: New Directions, 1948. The first printing consisted of 1525 copies. 118 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Very good in like dust jacket (with some darkening and minor chipping along top edge); some pen marks in margins throughout, offsetting to endpapers, bookplate of Coman Leavenworth. The first printing consisted of 1525 copies. 118 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Gallup A60a; Connolly 100 , Number 98

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Carnelian Cube

      The Gnome Press, New York 1948 - First edition in pale blue cloth, red stamped spine, jacket art by David Kyle. The 3rd humorous fantasy from de Camp and Pratt, and the first Gnome Press. Inscribed in blue ink on the first free end paper: "Best regards to my favorite reader / Sam Moskowitz /L Sprague de Camp / 6/24/1951" Originally from the Sam Moskowitz library. New York: The Gnome Press (1948), 230 pages. A Fine copy unmarked (except for the inscription). VG protected jacket is unclipped ($3.00) has some small chips and other imperfections. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: SF & F Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Mclin Haven]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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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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        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 (citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.705.4726&rep=rep1&type=pdf) 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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        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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        PRESENZA anno II vol.II PERIODICO DI CULTURA E DI INFORMAZIONE

      EDIZIONI PRESENZA, MESSINA 1948 - ITALIANO Pagine brunite da fattore tempo, alcune di esse ancora intonse, legatura lenta, brossura editoriale in cartoncino morbido, con titoli marroni e neri, con strappi ai bordi ed al dorsetto e con piccole mancanze

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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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        Llana of Gathol 1948-Edgar Rice Burroughs file copy-John Carter -1st Ed.-FN+

      1948 - -John Carter of Mars story by Edgar Rice Burroughs -1st Edition Hardback book in original high grade dust jacket -Original Edgar Rice Burroughs file copy, blue cloth with red lettering -Book is NM, dust jacket is FN due to small tear and crease on back and small tear at top of spine -Illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs Condition: FN+

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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 Mathematical Theory of Communication.

      Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1948. - First Edition. 117 pp. Original cloth. Signature of former owner on flyleaf, else Very Good+, in very good dust jacket (unclipped, spine sunned). Reprints Shannon's 'The Mathematical Theory of Communication', first published in the Bell System Technical Journal in 1948, with minor corrections and additional references. Also includes Weaver's 'Recent Contributions to the Mathematical Theory of Communication.' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard 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. 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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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