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        GEORGE WASHINGTON [7 Volumes; Signed First Edition Set]

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

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        The Mystery of the Treasure Tomb

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

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        K Numéro 1&2

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Discovery of India.

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

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        No Highway

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

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Le trésor des contes -

      Gallimard 1948-1962 -, Paris - 13 tomes. In-12 Cartonnage d'éditeur d'après une maquette de Paul BONET. Chaque volume est d'une couleur différente. 8 volumes sont avec un étui. Les volumes 1 à 5 sont sur papier d'alfa ou alfama; les volumes 6 à 13 sur papier vélin labeur. Bel ensemble très rare complet des 13 volumes. EDITION ORIGINALE de cette collection de fables, légendes et traditions orales du monde rural de l'Auvergne auquel l'auteur a consacré la majeure partie de son ?uvre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Equilibriad.

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

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        Jeff Milton; A Good Man with a Gun

      Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/very good. Harold D. Bugbee. 8vo (10-1/4" x 6-3/4"). (xiii) [2,map], 430pp. Red cloth, top edge dark, gilt to spine. Unclipped DJ in Mylar with chips/creasing to head of spine, wear to corners and fading to spine. Pasted onto the front free endpaper is a signed note (and probable photograph of Smith) from Jefferson Davis Milton to Spike Smith: "My Dear Spike Smith-it has afforded me much pleasure to know and travel the Sandy Desert of the (Pima,? possibly Baboquivari area) mountains with the above warrior Spike Smith. Jeff D. Milton Dec. 6th 1930 Fairbank Arizona". In the margin Smith wrote "This was quite an experience & I am the only one left. I'll be going soon. Spike Jan 1993". Inscribed by Mrs. Milton on the following page is "Inscribed for Spike Smith, Jeff's companion on a desert trip, and to Mrs. Smith, Cordially Yours, Mildred Taitt Milton.". On the half-title page Smith has written his impression of Milton, ending with "I hope to die in the same altitude". Laid in with other ephemera (newspaper clippings, menu, playbill) are seven typewritten pages written by Smith in the 1930's with multiple anecdotes of the life of Jeff Milton: "almost a lone survivor of America's last frontier", "drafted into the Texas Rangers at nineteen", "Care to go for your gun?", "Send two coffins and a doctor-Jeff", " Knowing that to turn then would merely result in getting a bullet in the back, he calmly rode into camp", "the record shows twenty-seven bad men have fallen by his guns. The legend has it that not one of these were shot without an even chance to draw". Second state of first printing with corrected Greenaway on p.421. Howes H-38.

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        Le Quai des Brumes -

      Éditions Arc-en-Ciel 1948 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 158 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin prune à bandes. Dos lisse avec date dorée au talon. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée ALIX. Orné de 37 gravures in- et hors texte de DIGNIMONT. Très bel état. TIRAGE LIMITE à 250 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci un des 28 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches accompagnés d'un dessin original, d'une suite de la décomposition des couleurs et du noir. Le cabaret du Lapin Agile où est située la première partie de l'action du Quai des brumes, est un cabaret réel, effectivement situé sur la Butte Montmartre, et dont Frédéric Gérard, dit « Frédé » était le patron dans les années 1910. Pierre Mac Orlan en était un habitué, à cette époque. Reconnaissant la dimension partiellement autobiographique de son roman, Mac Orlan en a révélé quelques clés dans un entretien donné en 1968 : il y expliquait que Jean Rabe était une transposition de lui-même. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Situations, II

      Gallimard, Paris., 1948. Edition de tête: one of fourteen large paper copies on vélin de Hollande. Octavo. 330 pages.Fine.

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        Birthday Party and other stories.

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc.,, 1948. Octavo. Original tan cloth-backed red boards, titles to spine in grey, wavy decoration to front cover blind. Spine darkened, spine partially lifting from text block, tips lightly bumped. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his son, "For Moon, with love from Blue". Milne explained his son's nickname in his autobiography: "One of us thought of Robin, the other of Christopher; names wasted on him who called himself Billy Moon as soon as he could talk, and has been Moon to his family and friends ever since" (Milne, It's Too Late Now). Christopher eventually outgrew the nickname "Billy", though his father continued to call him "Moon"; Milne was nicknamed "Blue" on account of his eyes, "the bluest eyes I have ever seen" recalled Nancy Spain. Milne's collection of short stories, published in the UK the following year, were not as well-received as the Pooh books had been, as Christopher later noted, "If I wanted to escape from Christopher Robin, so too did he ... His luck was deserting him. People didn't want books of short stories ... we each had our sorrows, our moments of disillusion. We were both of us unwanted". This copy is inscribed at a time when Christopher was increasingly drifting away from his father. He later noted that he had been very close to his father "for rather longer than is usual, and so the drifting when it came was perhaps a little further than is usual" (The Path Through the Trees, Epilogue).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Shipwreck. A poetic Drama.

      With 23 black and white drawings and 5 colour plates by Norman Lindsay. Sydney: The Shepherd Press, 1948. Quarto, gilt-lettered imitation leather, original glassine wrapper, Lindsay illustrations throughout. The deluxe edition, limited to 100 copies, signed by Stewart and Lindsay. An excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Gabor, D. [Dennis] WITH Berriman, R. W. WITH Herz, R. H. "A New Microscopic Principle" [Gabor, pp. 777-778] WITH "Electron Tracks in Photographic Emulsions" [Berriman p. 432] WITH "Electron Tracks in Photographic Emulsions" [Herz, pp. 928-929] in Nature, Volume 161, 1948

      BOUND FIRST EDITION OF THREE SIGNIFICANT PAPERS: (1) GABOR PAPER: Gabor's initial announcement of the "invention and development of the holographic method"; at that time, he called his new technology an 'electron interference microscope' (Nobel Prize; Gabor, Nature, 161, 1948, p. 778). "The first public indication of Gabor's success came with a preliminary note [this paper] to Nature [in 1948]. The following year he wrote a more complete theoretical treatment [which we offer separately] in which he introduced the word 'hologram' and indicated possible applications in light optics. Among these was the ability, using the same method, to record the data associated with 3-D objects in one interference object" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Sup., 17, 325). (2) BERRIMAN'S PAPER: First presentation of a "photographic emulsion which can record the track of any charged particle, regardless of its specific ionization, was achieved by [R. W.] Berriman in 1948. This marked the culmination of decisive advances" undertaken by Berriman, the chief emulsion chemist of Kodak Laboratories, Harrow, England (Creutz, Nuclear Instrumentation, 1). This important paper was the result of a charge to Berriman's Kodak laboratory by the Cabinet Advisory Committee on Atomic Energy; Kodak was charged with the development of a new series of emulsions called 'Nuclear Research Emulsions'. "The climax came in 1948 when Kodak produced the first emulsion [announced in this paper], NT4, which is sensitive to electrons at minimum ionization and thus capable of recording any charged particle of any energy" (ibid). (3) HERZ'S PAPER: [R. H.] Herz's paper, also titled "Electron Tracks in Photographic Emulsions" presents still more detail on Berriman's discovery. Herz worked alongside Berriman and the two would go on to author other papers together. Further photographs and records of electron tracks in radioactive decay are included. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Royal Society. Complete volume. 4to. (250 x 175mm). [lx], 1010, [2], 2. In-text illustrations throughout. Attractive and clean red cloth and buckram binding; slight tonal difference at the spine from spine label removal. A few scattered institutional stamps within; light. Tightly and very solidly bound. Includes original wrap from July 3, 1948 issue bound in. Title page toned with repair, otherwise bright and clean throughout.

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        ALTURAS DE MACCHU PICCHU.

      - PRIMERA EDICIÓN en libro. Encuadernación original en rústica conservando sus cubiertas. 47 pp.+1 h. 38x25 cms. ilustraciones de José Venturelli. Portada a dos tintas. Letras iniciales en rojo. Ejemplar N° 461 de 500. Muy buen ejemplar. Imp. Universitaria del Estado. Ediciones de Librería Neira. Santiago de Chile, 1948. Anteriormente a la publicación de esta obra en libro aparecieron dos entregas en la Revista Nacional de Cultura de Caracas en el año 1946.En diciembre de 1946, Agostí la publicará íntegramente en la revista Expresión de Buenos Aires.No será hasta 1948 cuando aparece la primera edición en libro con las simbólicas ilustraciones de Venturelli. N. S. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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

      Toronto and London: Macmillan and Co., 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.. First and Later Printings. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 8vo.

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        Miss Twisty. Adventures in the Country. Story in Illustrations

      New York: [Privately printed for the author at Imp. Union, Paris], 1948. First edition, edition of 200 copies numbered and signed by the author/artist, this copy unnumbered and out of series, inscribed "To Bernice Faroll with all good wishes, Irene A. Bashkiroff-Valira July, 1949". 35 illustrations from drawings, each with facing caption. 1 vols. 4to. Art vellum spine, green pictorial printed boards, tan dust jacket printed in green. Fine copy, with closed tear to rear free endpaper, dust jacket very good plus (slight edgewear, short tear at foot of front flap fold). First edition, edition of 200 copies numbered and signed by the author/artist, this copy unnumbered and out of series, inscribed "To Bernice Faroll with all good wishes, Irene A. Bashkiroff-Valira July, 1949". 35 illustrations from drawings, each with facing caption. 1 vols. 4to. Inscribed.

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        A tárgy formálás esztétikája. Kállai Ern? tanár ur elöadásai nyomán jegyezték Trugly Ágnes és Somogyi K. Imre. [The Aesthetic of Design.]

      Ágnes Trugly, privately published (Stachora K.), [Budapest] 1948 - First edition. Carbon copy. In publisher's printed wrappers. 29, (1) p. First edition of Kállai's scarce paper, the transcript of his lectures at the University of Arts and Design in 1946-1948. Ernö Kállai (1890-1954) was a Hungarian art critic associated with European avant-garde movements. His first writings were published by Lajos Kassák in the magazine "MA", later he became the editor of the periodical of the Bauhaus in Dessau. After the World War II, he started to teach at the Hungarian University of Arts and Design, became a member of the European School artist group and became the director of the statal Council of Fine Arts, until 1948 when he was retreated from all public offices due to the changes of the political situation. The appendix of the pamphlet is Pál Granasztói study on urbanism and architecture, which was originally published in the Lajos Kassák-edited art magazine Alkotás (September-October, 1947). Extremely scarce. We could not trace any copies in institutional holdings. Ownership inscription in pencil on front cover. Few short notes in pencil by the same hand in the text. Slightly dogeared. Pages yellowed due to acidic paper. Overall in very good condition. In publisher's printed wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch. Eine Darstellung des galloromanischen Sprachschatzes (KONVOLUT aus 23 Teilbänden) - Bd.1-5; 6,2-9; 12-13,2; 15,1-21,1 + Supplement.

      A.&B.Schuler Vlg. 1948 ff. - Die hier angebotenen Bände befinden sich in einem ordentlich erhaltenen Zustand; Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ berieben; KOMPLETTPREIS für 23 Teilbände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 30000

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        The War with Japan. Restricted. Part I-III. West Point, N.Y.

      1948 - First Edition. 3 vols. 8vo, 139; 114; 99pp, numerous folding maps with some color [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far Eastern Booksellers / Kyokuto Shoten]
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        INTRODUCTION A L'ILIADE

      LES BELLES LETTRES, 1948. Francese 0,37 Con la collaborazione di P.Chantraine, P.Collart e R.Langumier, rilegatura in mezza tela, con piatti cartonati bordeaux con lievissimi segni di usura ai bordi e con piccola abrasione al piatto posteriore, dorso con titoli d'oro e leggermente scolorito, pagine leggermente brunite causa tempo, alcuni angoli con becchi USATO

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        Mond Excavations at Thebes. I: The Tomb of the Vizier Ramose; Mond Excavations at Thebes. II: Seven Private Tombs at Kurnah. 2-vol. set (Complete)

      Printed at the Charges of Lady Mond and Published by The Egypt Exploration Society, London 1948 - Complete series of the Mond Excavations at Thebes:- Mond Excavations at Thebes. I: The Tomb of the Vizier Ramose (1941):Elephant folio (18 1/4 x 14"). x, 48, [2]pp (Text), lvi (56) leaves (Plates). Contemporary full linen, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Color frontispiece. Based on preliminary work by the late T.E. Peet and illustrated with the help of H. Burton, Nina M. Davies, W. B. Emery, and G. S. Mileham, this first volume explores Vizier Ramose's tomb located in the Sheikh Abd el-Qurna - part of the Theban Necropolis, notable for the high quality decorations in both the traditional and Amarna styles. The Ancient Egyptian noble Ramose was Vizier under both Amenhotep III and Akhenaten. Ramose was born into an influential family. His father was the mayor of Memphis Heby, in office at the beginning of Amenhotep's III reign. The brother of Ramose was the high steward of Memphis Amenhotep (Huy). This volume is complete with its 57 plates (with frontispiece), including 10 full-page photogravures, and 3 color plates.Moderate and sporadic soiling and offsetting to binding. Lower front corner bumped (not affecting pages throughout). Ex-library copy with bookplate on inside of front cover, and pocket at rear. Binding in overall good to good+, interior in very good condition.- Mond Excavations at Thebes. II: Seven Private Tombs at Kurnah (1948):Elephant folio (18 1/4 x 14"). x, 59, [3]pp (Text), xli (41) leaves (Plates). Contemporary full grey cloth, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Almost all the tombs described in this volume stand in the neighborhood of the tomb of Ramses, and in the center of the necropolis lying in the lower terrain of Sheikh Abd-el-Qurna. Sir Alan Gardiner prepared the manuscript of the late N. de Garis Davies with the collaboration of Mrs. Davies and Faulkner. These tombs were first excavated in 1905 by Mond. Systematic excavations were performed in 1925. There are four principal tombs in question here and three minor ones. The four principal tombs are the ones occupied by:- Dhout, contemporary of Amenophis II, was the controller of the household of Mery.- Khons (also called To), was the high-priest of Mont during the reign of Ramses II.- Nakhtamon, the overseer of the altar in the estate of Amon to the west of Thebes.- Hatiay, high-priest of Mont.The three minor tombs are occupied by Neferronpet, Penre (or Sul) and Amenhotpe.This volume is complete with its 41 plates, including 4 in full color, 6 folding, and 1 photographic plate reproduced in photogravure.Sporadic and minor offsetting to binding. Ex-library copy with bookplate on inside of front cover, and pocket at rear. Binding in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        L'Oeuvre de Corot : Catalogue raisonné et illustré, précédé de l'histoire de Corot et de ses oeuvres + Table and Premier supplément à "L'Oeuvre de Corot" par A. Robaut et Moreau-Nélaton (First Supplement). 6 Vols

      H. Fleury (Catalogue); Arts et Métiers Graphiques (First Supplement), Paris 1948 - 1/370. Folio (14 1/2 x 11"). 356, [4]pp (Vol. 1); 395, [3]pp (Vol. 2); 400, [2]pp (Vol. 3); 404, [4]pp (Vol. 4); 70, [2]pp (Vol. 5). 1/550. Folio (15 1/4 x 11 1/4") 113, [3]pp (First supplement). Original 3/4 dark blue morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering to spines. Raised bands. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Original gold-lettered wrappers bound in. Tissue-guarded photographic frontispiece portrait of Corot in first volume. Title vignettes. Title pages in orange and black lettering. First supplement: Original glassine over printed dust-jacket and blind wrappers. Splendidly produced catalogue raisonné of Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot's work preceded by an extensive biography of the artist's life and artwork by Etienne Moreau-Nelaton. This work is lavishly illustrated throughout with hundreds of photogravures and heliotypes.One of 370 sets printed on vélin à la cuve, of which this is set No. 33.With this catalogue raisonné is added the first supplement to Robaut's "L'Oeuvre de Corot" published 43 years later.The first supplement is one of 550 copies, of which this is No. 298.Catalogue raisonné: Bindings rubbed along joints and raised bands. Text in French. Bindings in overall good, interior in very good condition. First supplement: Original glassine partly torn. Text in French. Glassine in overall fair, dust-jacket in good, wrappers and interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Intruder in the Dust (HOUSED IN CUSTOM CLAMSHELL BOX)

      New York: Random House, 1948. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good +. 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 Inches. 247 PP. Stated First Printing copy. Original price of $3.00 intact on front flap of dust jacket. I come real close to describing as NF/NF. The only flaw to this copy is the slight bit of rubbing to the jacket edges. Original publisher blue topstain. Housed in customer clamshell box. Box exhibits a leather spine with four raised hubs and splendid title work embossed in gold.

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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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        Laus Veneris.

      (London): Golden Cockerel Press, 1948. Tall octavo. 28pp. From an edition of 750, this is one of 100 copies specially bound and with an extra engraving. The twelve engravings by John Buckland-Wright perfectly complement Swinburne's long erotic poem. In full brown morocco with a black onlay to the upper cover that has a wood-engraved image rendered in gold. T.e.g. Faint scratch to upper cover, and faint offsetting from leather along outer edges of endleaves, else a fine copy. Prospectus laid in. (Cockalorum 178).

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        Nederlandse practyk ende oeffening der notarissen [...] waar in [...] verhandelt werd al het gund een notaris, secretaris, deurwaarder, ende geregts-bode soo in de grond der regts-saaken als [...] heeft aan te merken ende waar te nemen, 2e druk, Amsterdam, J. v. Ravesteyn, 1670.

      Gebonden in perkament uit de tijd, (16)+712 pag. C1199."Dekkers pag. 99; niet bij Roberts; Pitlo (1948) pag. 68-71. De eerste druk verscheen in 1666 en was een herziene uitgave van Van Leeuwens 'Notarius Publicus', voor het eerst verschenen in 1656. Tot laat in de 18de- eeuw werd het boek herdrukt. Beroemd handboek voor de notaris, deurwaarder en gerechtsbode. Aan het eind een woordenboek van rechtstermen."

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        The Carnelian Cube (PUBLISHER COPY OF FIRST BOOK FROM GNOME PRESS - SIGNED BY DE CAMP & GNOME CO-FOUNDER)

      The Gnome Press, Monticello, NY 1948 - 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 Inches. 230 PP. Stated 'First Edition' copy on the copyright page. Signed by L. Sprague De Camp directly on the title-page above his name. Additionally signed and inscribed by David Kyle, book designer and co-founder of Gnome Press, on the ffep. Inscription reads: "To Dick - Here's a copy of the first book which Gnome Press published - done up in Monticello, my home town, and with much hand-crafted work. It's now 1983 and we're in Hobe Sound, Florida and it's fun to be your host! Best Regards, Dave - David Kyle - The Original Gnome." WOW!Jacket designed by David Kyle. Note in the hand of Kyle on the copyright page, "the family print shop" under the printer information. A stunning and very important book in the Science Fiction genre. The first book from Gnome from the collection of the founder of the publishing company! Original grey publisher boards with red title stamping to spine. Sharp in very way. DJ retains original price of $3.00 on front flap. Slightest bit of wear to head of DJ spine, else a fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back in Time Rare Books]
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        Summer and Smoke

      New Directions 1948 - Minimal wear to corners, previous owner's unique bookplate inside front cover. Jacket is somewhat worn, lightly soiled, fading to spine; original price ($2.75) at bottom of front flap. Though this is not a book club edition, an original Fireside Theatre Bookclub brochure is included. This play originally opened in Texas; then in NY at the Music Box Theater on Oct. 6, 1948. Inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf.Original owner was well known by me; provenance available to those with serious interest. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trench Books]
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        Birthday Party and other stories.

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1948 - Octavo. Original tan cloth-backed red boards, titles to spine in grey, wavy decoration to front cover blind. Spine darkened, spine partially lifting from text block, tips lightly bumped. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his son, "For Moon, with love from Blue". Milne explained his son's nickname in his autobiography: "One of us thought of Robin, the other of Christopher; names wasted on him who called himself Billy Moon as soon as he could talk, and has been Moon to his family and friends ever since" (Milne, It's Too Late Now). Christopher eventually outgrew the nickname "Billy", though his father continued to call him "Moon"; Milne was nicknamed "Blue" on account of his eyes, "the bluest eyes I have ever seen" recalled Nancy Spain. Milne's collection of short stories, published in the UK the following year, were not as well-received as the Pooh books had been, as Christopher later noted, "If I wanted to escape from Christopher Robin, so too did he . His luck was deserting him. People didn't want books of short stories . we each had our sorrows, our moments of disillusion. We were both of us unwanted". This copy is inscribed at a time when Christopher was increasingly drifting away from his father. He later noted that he had been very close to his father "for rather longer than is usual, and so the drifting when it came was perhaps a little further than is usual" (The Path Through the Trees, Epilogue). Thwaite, A. A. Milne: His Life, 1990, pp. 464 & 469. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        [Crime Scene & Accidental Death Photo Archive]

      Cheshire, England, 1948-1954. Very good. 25 thick cards, each 8" by 6.5", with brass fasteners holding on a layer of gelatin-silver prints, between two to thirteen to each card. Prints have a small identifying number glued to the right edge, as reference for small sheet of typewritten captions glued to the card. Overall, condition about very good. Several cards have noticeably lost their captions, but all photos appear intact. A bit toned, and lightly soiled, but considerably well-preserved indeed. Housed in a custom gray archival box. Collection of photographs of death scenes in and around the English county of Cheshire, used for investigative purposes. The majority depict traffic accidents, of which two involved bicycles colliding with cars. Other incidents include a drowning, a man's sudden death while riding a tractor, another dying near an open gas pipe, a second gas-related incident in a home garage, plus three factory/worksite accidents and two falls down flights of stairs. One card shows the name William Gordon written in ink, referring either to the photographer or the deceased person. The stark and limited nature of the captions precludes a full understanding of the events, as they were used as an evidence tool above all else. Nevertheless, an indelible and haunting series of images, as well as a useful record of forensic photography.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Chaystre ou les plaisirs incommodes. Deux Pointes sèches de Wols.

      Les Editions de Minuit 1948 - 89 pages. Format in-16. Achevé d'imprimer le 30 décembre 1948 sur les presses de l'imprimerie Avouka. L'édition originale de cet ouvrage a été tirée à 1000 exemplaires dont 50 exemplaires sur papier d'Alfa des Papeteries de Navarre accompagnés de deux pointes sèches de (Otto Schultze, dit) WOLS et numérotés de 1 à 50, et 950 exemplaires sur vélin du Ghaldwill numérotés de 51 à 1000, tous ces exemplaires comportent la mention « Edition originale ». Il a été tiré en outre pour le compte des Amis des Editions de Minuit 500 exemplaires sur papier d'Alpha des Papeteries de Navarre numérotés de 1 à 500 et comportant la mention « Les Amis des Editions de Minuit ». Notre exemplaire est l'un des 50, il est justifié 16 et il est bien accompagné des 2 eaux-fortes hors-texte de Wols (1913-1951), numérotées respectivement au crayon 45/50 et 44/50 ; les deux sont dûment signées par l'artiste. Couverture souple, habillée d'un papier glassine de protection. Indication « Exemplaire sur Alfa » sur le 4ème plat. Pages non coupées. Etat : très bon. Papier glassine avec quelques petits accrocs. 16.6 x 10.5 x 0.8 cm 70g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ABC - Eric Girod]
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        Laus Veneris

      Golden Cockerel Press, (London) 1948 - Tall octavo. 28pp. From an edition of 750, this is one of 100 copies specially bound and with an extra engraving. The twelve engravings by John Buckland-Wright perfectly complement Swinburne's long erotic poem. In full brown morocco with a black onlay to the upper cover that has a wood-engraved image rendered in gold. T.e.g. Faint scratch to upper cover, and faint offsetting from leather along outer edges of endleaves, else a fine copy. Prospectus laid in. (Cockalorum 178). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Other Voices, Other Rooms

      New York: Random House, 1948. First edition. 231 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original beige cloth, lettered in red. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket with slightly faded spine, with faintest wear at spine ends. First edition. 231 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Capote's First Book. The celebrated author's first book.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Soleil cou-coupé (collection le quadrangle)

      Paris, K éditeur, 1948, in-8, 123 pp, broché, couverture imprimée, Édition originale, un des exemplaires sur alfa du Marais, après 50 imprimés sur chiffon et 110 hors commerce enrichis d'une estampe originale de Hans Hartung. Troisième volume de la Collection de Poésie " Le Quadrangle ". Tranches légèrement frottées, menu défaut au mors supérieur, néanmoins un agréable exemplaire à l'intérieur très frais.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd.,, 1948–54. [The Gathering Storm (1948); Their Finest Hour (1949); The Grand Alliance (1950); The Hinge of Fate (1950); Closing the Ring (1951); Triumph and Tragedy (1953)]. 6 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spines, top edge red, grey endpapers decorated with a design that alternates a lion rampant with the initials W.S.C. In the typographical dust jackets with background design as per the endpapers. Maps and diagrams, some folding. Volume I: shallow chip to head of dustjacket spine, creasing to base of dust jacket spine; the rest have the occasional closed tear. An excellent set overall. First UK editions, first impressions, of the single most important historical account of the Second World War. Churchill prioritised the UK edition as the authoritative final text: The US edition had to be published first for contractual reasons. Max Beloff observed that 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 in his essay in A. J. P. Taylor's Churchill: Four Faces and the Man "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."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Photo Albums]: Two Early British Aviation Transport Photo Albums

      England 1948 - Two photograph albums containing relatively early British aviation transport photos. The first album is 8" x 10" green leather-grained cloth with gilt titles and art-nouveau stylized leaf motif. The second is 8.5" x 10" re-backed in brown leather over textured paper-covered boards with gilt titles. Very good or better. The albums contain over 300 photographs of shipping and civil aircraft subjects taken between 1940-1948 presumably presided over by a distinguished gentleman pictured in the uniform of a First Officer of the Air Transport Auxiliary. Most of the images are labeled with the names of the aircraft and locations, some with dates, and include images inside cockpits. Included are a small number of Fleet Air Arm images of aircraft at various locations through the United Kingdom and Europe; Channel Islands, Schiphol, and Lyons. Some photographs include scenes of North East Britain, such as the River Tyne and Spiller's Wharf. Of particular interest among the civil aviation archive are photographs of the Miles Aerovan operated by Air Contractors Ltd, which ran charter freight flights in the late 1940s. They were the first commercial company to transport a British car by air, a later Frazer-Nash car is shown in some photographs. There is also a photo of the company transporting a cow! Other companies featured include, Air Taxis Ltd, Air Charters, and Air Enterprises Ltd, the latter company's machine photographed with actor Basil Radford after the filming of *Whisky Galore!* in 1948. Also featured are photographs of ocean liners, warships, and cargo ships many named and labeled by city of destination, as well as a number of personal photographs. A fascinating archive of civil and naval aviation spanning the latter years of World War II and the early post-war periods, depicting the expanding development of transportation resources. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      Llan Ffestiniog, 21. IX. 1948. - Small 4to. 1½ pp. To the British couturière and feminist Elspeth Fox Pitt, née Phelps (1877-1968), thanking for an invitation for himself and his wife "Peter" (i. e. Patricia, née Spence): "[.] Peter + I both wish we could accept it, but [.] I am going to Norway for the British Council, & then to Berlin for the Foreign Office, & while I am away Peter has to look after our son Conrad. However, after the end of October we shall be in London, at 18 Dorset House [.] Dorset House has a restaurant, so we can always give you a meal without difficulty [.]". - On bluish stationery with printed address.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Equilibriad.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Citadelle

      Paris, Gallimard - NRF, [1948], in-8, 531 pp, cartonnage editeur d'après la maquette de Paul Bonet, Édition originale. Exemplaire numéroté sur alfa. Dos un peu passé, tranches légèrement tachées. Huret 466.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Photo Album of Female Student at University of Michigan

      Mostly Ann Arbor, Michigan. 1948-1949. Oblong quarto. 7.25" x 11.25". Full blue leather-grained cloth, internally string tied, with thin felt University of Michigan patch on front cover. Contains 198 black and white gelatin silver snapshot photos inserted into corner mounts, final six pages blank, with a few more photos laid in. Images measure from 1.25" x 1.5" to 2.25" x 4.25". Approximately first half of the album is captioned. Album very near fine with rubbing at the corners; internally fine. A few photos lacking and some faded. A warm and pleasant album compiled by a member of Delta Zeta sorority in her last two years at the University of Michigan. There are numerous shots of the campus including a view of the Carillon Tower as well as an impromptu football game. The women are shown in a fair number of internal housing shots where they can be seen preparing for finals as well as chumming around with banners and beer bottles in the background. There are a number of portraits of the women as well.There are two series of images depicting football games, one of which focuses on the marching band. Others show parties, parades for homecoming and the Rose Bowl victory, picnics, graduation day and more. A hearty slice of Wolverine life in the early post-war years. .

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

      Indianapolis: United Brotherhood of Carpenters Non-Partisan Committee for the Repeal and Defeat of Anti-Labor Legislation, [1948]. Indianapolis: United Brotherhood of Carpenters Non-Partisan Committee for the Repeal and Defeat of Anti-Labor Legislation. [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. .

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