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        Iton Rishmi. First issue of the Official Gazette, containing the Declaration of Independence for the State of Israel.

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

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

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

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

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        The Plague

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

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        Le cheval troyen

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

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

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

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

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

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        Le cheval troyen

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

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

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

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

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

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        Raintree County

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

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        A Long Fourth and Other Stories

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

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        GEORGE WASHINGTON [7 Volumes; Signed First Edition Set]

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

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        The Mystery of the Treasure Tomb

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

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        K Numéro 1&2

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

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        The Discovery of India.

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

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        No Highway

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

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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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        This Atomic Age and You!

      E. & E. Publishing Co, Melbourne 1948 - RARE & IMPORTANT title with related TYPED LETTER laid in. No date of publication, however the preface is dated October 1948. Foreword by H. Flecker. Contains 21 b&w illustrations. Also includes b&w frontispiece portrait of the author. Laid in photocopy of FOUR TYPEWRITTEN PAGES of a fascinating LETTER/ARTICLE titled "The Story of the Battery by John E. Bowker", dated 1975, with interesting handwritten postscript, related to both the article & this book. The long compelling letter details Bowker's 1930s visit to Paris as the guest of a "large x-ray establishment", a discussion concerning radium for medical purposes, production of x-ray equipment & seizure of related papers by customs agents, talk of fascinating 1940s research by Bowker on conversion of petrol cars to electric, his work with early traction batteries, energy concerns & additional research on automotive batteries, selling a battery patent to Dunlop (who "commenced to carry out tests but after a couple of years they decided to back out"), BHP & Australian Government involvement along with subsequent breakdown of negotiations. Bowker frustratingly writes: "Finally it began to dawn on us that no matter how good my battery was, no matter how good it made the electric car, the world was not interested in paying for it. They wanted it for nothing, & were prepared to wait until they learnt how it was done, for nothing. In short, Governments & Big Business, here & all over the Western world, are so involved in the petrol car economy, that no matter if the petrol car poisons you, or the nuclear reactors spread radio-active materials all over the world, they prefer this to changing their approach to power. I tried to explain this in my book, published in 1948, entitled This Atomic Age and You. Let it be remembered that we were discussing this invention with the biggest firms in this country as well as overseas. It did not occur to one of them that this was the reason for our reluctance to part with the knowledge that it had taken me thirty years to acquire; the application of this knowledge to the storage cell would enable these big firms to apply themselves to invent possibly better applications of the principle, than I, with my very limited resources, could". The handwritten postscript to the article is signed "A.V.", which is Anna Vroland (1902-1978) (who's also signed the ffep of the book in pencil). Vroland was an active member of the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom. She notes that she has a letter from John Earl Bowker's son, Paul, regarding taking charge of the battery after his father's death, & "the book, the author hopes I will make known". From the rear panel of the dustjacket: "Born in Australia, Mr. J.E. Bowker, on leaving school, commenced the study of electro-mechanics. He became interested in X-ray, & in his capacity as radiographer he handled many thousand cases in various hospitals. His creative genius soon began to stir, & several of his inventions in this field were adopted by continental firms of world wide repute. Long before the last war he pioneered Australian independence in the field of X-ray. The equipment he designed became generally adopted, & was accepted as standard equipment by the Army. His most outstanding invention was perhaps his design of an electric car, which, by its unique performance, created a sensation amongst electrical engineers all over the world, rendering the conventional scientific views on the subject obsolete, apart from indicating an entirely new approach to every known form of transport. Some of his public debates with the protagonists of official science are reproduced herein". Bound in original grey cloth with black lettering to front & spine, in publisher's unclipped white printed dustjacket. Light spotting & small closed tears to dustjacket, very mild spotting to endpapers, otherwise a nice clean tight solid hardcover copy. 253pp. RARE title & UNIQUE copy with revealing typewritten LETTER by the autho [Attributes: First Edition; 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).

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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.

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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

      Macmillan and Co, London 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      - 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]

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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]

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      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]

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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 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]

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