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        THE FINE ART OF MIXING DRINKS.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1948. xii, 372 pages of text including an index. Hardcover cloth binding has numerous small spots of minor soiling and/or discoloration, and minor shelfwear. No dustjacket but protected in custom-fitted archival mylar. A few pages and a rear endpaper have notations. Previous owner's name neatly on the half title-page. The closed page edges are stained, and dozens of pages are lightly stained in the margin, and there is a small bump to a lower corner. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        L'invité des morts. Wols, pointes sèches. Textes traduits par Marthe Robert

      1948 - 28-[2] pp. Paris, Presses du livre français, 1948, in-8, 28-[2] pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Second livre publié par François Di Dio. Un des 100 exemplaires sur papier de Montval, comportant une pointe sèche d'Otto Wols en frontispice. Les cuivres de Wols, Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze de son vrai nom, illustrent quatre pièces de Kafka, l'Invité des morts, Dans notre synagogue, L'épée et Lampes neuves, dans le style propre à l'artiste, considéré comme l'un des pionniers de l'Abstraction lyrique. Rares rousseurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'état de siège

      first edition, one of the review copies service.Precious autograph signed by Albert Camus to (Madeleine) Renaud, who created the role of the Secretary in the State of siege: "To Madame Renault (sic) since we were entering the same round." With all the sympathy of Albert Camus " Gallimard Paris 1948 12x19cm broché

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        Alcoholics Anonymous (Twelfth Printing, 1948, In Very Good Dj)

      New York: Works Publishing (Alcoholics Anonymous), 1948. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. 5th or later Printing Viii, 400 Pp. Navy Blue Cloth, Gilt. Twelfth Printing Of The First Edition (With Minor Changes). Crisp, Immaculate, Almost As New Copy, Slight ( 1/8") Softness/Bumping Along Top Edge Of Spine, No Marks. Jacket With Slight Edgewear, A Few Tiny Tears, 5/16" X 3/16" Chip Along Top Of Rear Spine Edge, 3/16" V-Chip At Base Of Spine, 5 1/2" X 1/4" Vertical Strip On Rear Panel In Which There Are Some Foxing Spots, White Part Of Spine Has Some Areas With Light Discoloration.

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        Die Bibliothek der Alten Welt Konvolut von 22 Bänden].

      Kl.8, zus. ca. 7800 S., einige Taf., OPgt. m. gold. Rücken- u. Deckelpräg. u. Kopfgoldschnitt (tlw. m. Transparent-OU), Selten min. gebrauchsspurig u. gebräunt bzw. unfrisch allg. sehr gutes, frisches Ex. Jeweils EA in den seltenen Pergament-EInbänden. Vorhanden sind aus der Griechischen Reihe: Emil Ermatinger u. Karl Hoenn (Hg.): Lukian: Parodien und Burlesken (1948) Wilhelm Capelle (Einl. u. Übers.): Epiktet: Teles und Musonius. Wege zum glückseligen Leben (1948) Michael Grünwald (Übers.): Die Anfänge der Abendländischen Philosophie. Fragmente und Lehrberichte der Vorsokratiker (1949) Günther Goldschmidt (Einl. u. Übers.): Menander: Die Komödien und Fragmente (1949) Max Pohlenz (Einl. u. Übers.): Stoa und Stoiker. Die Gründer Panaition, Poseidonios (1950) Rudolf Reymer (Übers.): Heliodor: Die Abenteuer der schönen Charikles. Ein griechischer Liebesroman (1950) Olof Gigon (Einl. u. Übers.): Aristoteles. Vom Himmel. Von der Seele. Von der Dichtkunst (1950) Wilhelm Capelle (Einl. u. Übers.): Arrian: Alexanders des Grossen Siegeszug durch Asien (1950) Konrat Ziegler (Einl. u. Übers.): Plutarch: Über Gott und Vorsehung, Dämonen und Weissagung (1952) Ernst Meyer (Einl. u. Übers.): Pausanias: Beschreibung Griechenlands (1954) Konrat Ziegler (Einl. u. Übers.): Plutarch: Grosse Griechen und Römer, Bd. I (1954) Konrat Ziegler (Einl. u. Übers.): Plutarch: Grosse Griechen und Römer, Bd. II (1955). Aus der Römischen Reihe sind vorhanden: Otto Weinreich (Einl. u. Übers.): Römische Satiren. Ennius, Lucilius, Varro, Horaz, Persius, Juvenal, Seneca, Petronius (1949) Willy Theiler (Übers.): Marc Aurel: Wege zu sich selbst. [Griechisch und Deutsch] (1951) Karl Büchner (Einl. u. Übers.): Cicero: Gespräche in Tuskulum (1952) Karl Büchner (Einl. u. Übers.): Cicero: Vom rechten Handeln (1953). Aus der Reihe Antike und Christentum sind vorhanden: Wilhelm Thimme (Einl. u. Übers.): Augustinus: Bekenntnisse (1950) Eberhard Gothein (Übers.): Boethius. Trost der Philosophie. Lateinisch und Deutsch (1951) Hanspeter Müller (Einl. u. Übers.): Augustinus: Selbstgespräche über Gott und die Unsterblichkeit der Seele. Lateinisch und Deutsch (1954). Aus der Reihe Der Alte Orient sind vorhanden: Siegfried Schott (Einl. u. Übers.): Altägyptische Liebeslieder. Mit Märchen und Liebesgeschichten (1950) A. Falkenstein u. W. von Soden (Einl. u. Übers.): Sumerische und akkadische Hymnen und Gebete (1953). Aus der Griechisch-Römischen Reihe ist vorhanden: Ludwig Mader (Einl. u. Übers.): Antike Fabeln: Hesiod, Archilochos, Aesop, Ennius, Horaz, Phaedrus, Babrios, Avianus, Romulus (1951).

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        K. Revue de poésie. Numéro double 1-2. Antonin Artaud, textes, documents, témoignages

      Paris, K éditeur, juin 1948, in-8, 137 pp, (11), broché, couverture imprimée en noir et vert, Exemplaire de la première édition (après 50 exemplaires numérotés publiés sur chiffon du Marais). Numéro consacré à Antonin Artaud, publié l'année de sa mort, pour lui rendre hommage. Contributions d'Arthur Adamov, Braque, René Char, Roger Blin, Charles Dullin, Alain Cuny, Henri Pichette, Gaston Bounoure et Caradec, Audiberti, Alain Gheerbrant, Edouard Loeb, Henri Parisot, l'Alchimiste, Maurice Ndeau, André Pieyre de Mandiargues, Maurice Saillet, Manuel Cono de Castro, Paul Thévenin, Carmille Bryen et Bernard Gheerbrant. Textes inédits d'Antonin Artaud. Ouvrage illustré de reproductions photographiques en noir. Articles de journaux découpés dans l'ouvrage ainsi que quelques notes sur feuille volante. Bel exemplaire, légère déchirure sur le dos, intérieur frais.

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        The Second World War.

      

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        The Second World War. [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)].

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1948–54 - 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. 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. Maps and diagrams, some folding. 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." Cohen A240.4; Woods A123(b). [Attributes: First Edition]

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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]. 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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        William Colenso, Printer, Missionary, Botanist, Explorer and Politician : His Life and Journeys

      Reed, Methuen, Wellington 1948 - pp.xiv, 493, 26 plates 6 maps, Colenso printed the first works in Maori in Paihia. In near mint condition with fine d/w. Unusual in such fine condition. NZNB B25 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALBUM DE AUTOGRAFOS, MUNDO DEL FUTBOL Y ESPECTACULO 1948

      1948 - ALBUM DE AUTOGRAFOS, MUNDO DEL FUTBOL1948. 14X11. TELA. 19H AUTOGRAFIADAS SOBRE TODO DEL F. C. BARCELONA DE LA TEMPORADA 1948-1949 ENTRE OTROS DEL MUNDO DEL ESPECTACULO. Language: eng [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd.,, 1948–54. 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. An excellent set in the jackets with spines and edges slightly toned, occasional nick or short closed tear to extremities. First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. 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."

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        The Complete Angler or The Contemplative Man's Recreation

      London: for The Navarre Society, 1948, 1948. 1 vol., 8-1/4" x 5-1/2", illustrated with 74 wood engravings. Bound in fine full polished green calf, ribbed gilt decorated spine. spine panels tooled with piscatorial devices, gilt lettered light and dark red morocco spine labels, covers double ruled in gilt, gilt device to front cover, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, by Bayntun. Some very mild scuffing to rear cover otherwise IN PERFECT CONDITION.

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        Beyond This Horizon

      Fantasy Press, PA 1948 - Signed Limited First Edition. Signed and hand-numbered by Heinlein on limitation page #162 of 500 copies. Bound in rusted-red publisher's cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Pictorial dustjacket with art by Donnell wrapped in protective mylar. Book Condition: Very Good Plus: Sharp edges. Clean, mildly toned textblock. Light sunning to spine and edges. A handsome copy. / DJ Condition: Very Good : Bright, glossy dustjacket. Not price clipped. In protective mylar. Front cover is rubbed with some shelfwear. 1 inch x 1/4 inch area of loss at spine head, along with some chipping to foot of spine. Toned interior, darkened along the edges. Chipped tips. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Photo Album]: Oregon Policeman's Crime Scenes Album

      [Portland, Oregon] 1948 - An unusual photo album of 115 crime scene photos taken by a Portland, Oregon policeman that is equal parts gruesome and pedestrian. Oblong quarto. 75pp. String-tied stiff paper boards with "Photographs" in gilt on the front along with a decorative boarder. The photos range from 3.5" x 2.5" to 10" x 8", and fill all but the last 10 pages which are empty. Overall near fine with wear to the edges of the boards but the photos are fine. The album documents various crime scenes visited by a Portland patrolman from June to October in 1948. Half the album features images of car crashes, boating accidents, building fires, and bee swarms, many captioned below. The remaining photos feature a series of macabre images of the recently deceased. Some, like a murder victim dumped by the side of the road are disturbing, but hardly compare to the more chilling images of bodies recovered from the Willamette River and adjoining waterways. These "floaters," as he refers to them, are victims of suicides, murders, or accidental deaths. All are in various states of decay or bloat from the water, which makes for harrowing viewing. These too are captioned, some with gallows humor: "On July 1, investigation showed . When asked where he was going, he replied, 'Down to the Broadway Bridge, and see how G-- D--- deep the river is right in the middle.' He left no report as to depth of river." A compelling collection of photos rarely seen by the public and not for the faint of heart. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STUDIES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY, PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

      Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society, 1948. Volumes I, II, III in paper wrappers as issued then cloth with paper spine labels. 8vo. Volumes I, II, III in paper wrappers as issued then cloth with paper spine labels. Early issues edited by Fredson Bowers. Complete set from the beginning up to 1998, a total of 51 volumes.

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        [Die Bibliothek der Alten Welt; Konvolut von 22 Bänden].

      Zürich, Artemis, 1948 - 1955 Kl.8°, zus. ca. 7800 S., einige Taf., OPgt. m. gold. Rücken- u. Deckelpräg. u. Kopfgoldschnitt (tlw. m. Transparent-OU), Selten min. gebrauchsspurig u. gebräunt bzw. unfrisch; allg. sehr gutes, frisches Ex. Jeweils EA in den seltenen Pergament-EInbänden. Vorhanden sind aus der «Griechischen Reihe»: Emil Ermatinger u. Karl Hoenn (Hg.): Lukian: Parodien und Burlesken (1948); Wilhelm Capelle (Einl. u. Übers.): Epiktet: Teles und Musonius. Wege zum glückseligen Leben (1948); Michael Grünwald (Übers.): Die Anfänge der Abendländischen Philosophie. Fragmente und Lehrberichte der Vorsokratiker (1949); Günther Goldschmidt (Einl. u. Übers.): Menander: Die Komödien und Fragmente (1949); Max Pohlenz (Einl. u. Übers.): Stoa und Stoiker. Die Gründer Panaition. Poseidonios (1950); Rudolf Reymer (Übers.): Heliodor: Die Abenteuer der schönen Charikles. Ein griechischer Liebesroman (1950); Olof Gigon (Einl. u. Übers.): Aristoteles. Vom Himmel. Von der Seele. Von der Dichtkunst (1950); Wilhelm Capelle (Einl. u. Übers.): Arrian: Alexanders des Grossen Siegeszug durch Asien (1950); Konrat Ziegler (Einl. u. Übers.): Plutarch: Über Gott und Vorsehung. Dämonen und Weissagung (1952); Ernst Meyer (Einl. u. Übers.): Pausanias: Beschreibung Griechenlands (1954); Konrat Ziegler (Einl. u. Übers.): Plutarch: Grosse Griechen und Römer. Bd. I (1954); Konrat Ziegler (Einl. u. Übers.): Plutarch: Grosse Griechen und Römer. Bd. II (1955). Aus der «Römischen Reihe» sind vorhanden: Otto Weinreich (Einl. u. Übers.): Römische Satiren. Ennius. Lucilius. Varro. Horaz. Persius. Juvenal. Seneca. Petronius (1949); Willy Theiler (Übers.): Marc Aurel: Wege zu sich selbst. [Griechisch und Deutsch] (1951); Karl Büchner (Einl. u. Übers.): Cicero: Gespräche in Tuskulum (1952); Karl Büchner (Einl. u. Übers.): Cicero: Vom rechten Handeln (1953). Aus der Reihe «Antike und Christentum» sind vorhanden: Wilhelm Thimme (Einl. u. Übers.): Augustinus: Bekenntnisse (1950); Eberhard Gothein (Übers.): Boethius. Trost der Philosophie. Lateinisch und Deutsch (1951); Hanspeter Müller (Einl. u. Übers.): Augustinus: Selbstgespräche über Gott und die Unsterblichkeit der Seele. Lateinisch und Deutsch (1954). Aus der Reihe «Der Alte Orient» sind vorhanden: Siegfried Schott (Einl. u. Übers.): Altägyptische Liebeslieder. Mit Märchen und Liebesgeschichten (1950); A. Falkenstein u. W. von Soden (Einl. u. Übers.): Sumerische und akkadische Hymnen und Gebete (1953). Aus der «Griechisch-Römischen Reihe» ist vorhanden: Ludwig Mader (Einl. u. Übers.): Antike Fabeln: Hesiod. Archilochos. Aesop. Ennius. Horaz. Phaedrus. Babrios. Avianus. Romulus (1951). Versand D: 20,00 EUR Altphilologie - allgemein Religion - allgemein

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        The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite.

      

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        The Living Is Easy

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1948. First. First edition. Very faint offsetting to the pastedowns, a fine copy in about very good, price-clipped dustwrapper with a creased tear on the front panel, and some stains along the lower extremities. Still a presentable copy of a very uncommon and much sought after novel, West's first. West was the last surviving writer of consequence that came out of the Harlem Renaissance. She was rediscovered when her second novel, The Wedding was published to great acclaim in 1995. .

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        A Mathematical Theory of Communication [ IN Bell System Technical Journal, July and October 1948 Issues ]

      American Telephone and Telegraph Company, New York 1948 - First Edition. July: 379-592 pages, 8vo. ; October: 593-751, [1] pages, 8vo. Both original blue printed wrappers. July issue has stamps "Property of the Telephone Systems Training Section" on front wrapper and first page. Spine slanted and lightly sunned. A better than average copy. October issue has pencilled note at top of front wrapper, and is creased in the upper right corner (increasingly obvious as the issue progresses). Hard creases to rear cover. Otherwise clean. The Shannon article is in 2 parts, found on pp 379-423 (Jluy) and 623-656 (October). Wraps. Claude Shannon is credited with founding the field of information theory. Previous to the work done in this paper, the noise found on transmission lines was treated fundamentally differently. The previous solution was to "shout louder" so that the signal could be heard over the noise. With the introduction of the "bit" or binary digit, and the practical introduction of coding theory by Hamming and others, the start of modern transmission technologies were born. Without Shannon's work, the internet as we know it would not exist."In this paper it was shown that all information sources - telegraph keys, people speaking, television cameras and so on - have a 'source rate' associated with them which can be meausred in bits per second.The information can be transmitted over the channel if and only if the source rate does not exceed the channel capacity.This work on communication is generally considered to be Shannon's most important scientific contribution.Few other works of this century have had greater impact on science and engineering. By this landmark paper and his several subsequent papers on information theory he has altered most profoundly all aspects of communication theory and practice." (Shannon Collected Papers p. xiii)."What began as a study of transmission over telegraph lines [ by Nyquist and Hartley . ] was developed by Shannon into a general theory of communication applicable to telegraph, telephone, radio, television, and computing machines - in fact, to any system, physical or biological, in which information is being transferred or manipulated through time or space" (Aspray, 1985, pp. 119-22) Shannon's paper was also responsible for introducting the term 'bit' (for binary digit) into the published literature, and for giving the term it's current meaning." (Origins of Cyberspace 880)In this fundamentally important paper, Shannon laid the foundation for much of today's interconnected world. Finding these papers in decent original wrappers is getting more difficult. Bound copies are more available.Shannon, Collected Papers, #37. Origins of Cyberspace 880. Aspray, 1985, pp119-22. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ELEGIA IN MORTE

      FONDAZIONE INES FILA 1948 - A cura di Leonida Rèpaci, Piero Girotto. Edizione fuori commercio in occasione del Premio per la letteratura 1948. Stampate 750 copie numerate; questa è la copia n. 358Num Pagine 82 rilegato in cartonato editoriale [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'invité des morts. Wols, pointes sèches. Textes traduits par Marthe Robert

      Paris, Presses du livre français, 1948, in-4, , broché, couverture de l'éditeur illustrée d'après un dessin de Wols, Second livre publié par François Di Dio. Exemplaire de collaborateur hors commerce, marqué "E.C.", imprimé sur papier portant le filigrane "Vidalon haut", comportant les quatre pointes sèches originales tirées sur Japon, toutes signées par l'artiste. Tirage effectué en marge des exemplaires numérotés (20 sur Vidalon haut, avec toutes les pointes sèches originales sur Japon et une suite sur Japon, 100 sur Montval, avec toutes les pointes sèches originales, et 150 sur Montval avec une seule pointe sèche en frontispice). Les cuivres de Wols, Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze de son vrai nom, illustrent quatre pièces de Kafka, l'Invité des morts, Dans notre synagogue, L'épée et Lampes neuves, dans le style propre à l'artiste, considéré comme l'un des pionniers de l'Abstraction lyrique. ON JOINT : - 3 des pointes sèches originales, non signées, réalisées par Wols, extraites de l'édition illustrée du Berger d'Écosse de Jean Paulhan, premier livre publié par François Di Dio, paru la même année (Le Berger d'Écosse. Suivi de Les Passagers. La Pierre Philosophale. Cinq pointes sèches de Wols. Paris, 1948) ; - 1 photogravure tirée sur vélin de Rives illustrant le dépliant qui accompagne le carton d'invitation pour l'exposition de l'Oeuvre gravé de Wols à la Galerie Europe à Paris du 8 février au 7 mars 1963 (fac-similé du justificatif authentifiant chaque tirage). Couverture insolée. Petite déchirure, sans perte, en tête du dos.

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        The Pisan Cantos

      (New York): New Directions. 1948. First. First edition. Fine in chipped, good only dustwrapper. The jacket is notoriously brittle, this copy is worn but sound and without restoration. Connolly 100. .

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        Pisan Cantos

      New Directions, [New York] 1948 - The first printing consisted of 1525 copies. 118 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Gallup A60a; Connolly 100 , Number 98 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pisan Cantos

      New Directions, (New York) 1948 - First edition. Fine in chipped, good only dustwrapper. The jacket is notoriously brittle, this copy is worn but sound and without restoration. *Connolly 100*. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vipère au poing

      Paris, Grasset, 1948, in-8, 276 pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Édition originale du chef d'oeuvre d'Hervé Bazin. ENVOI signé de l'auteur à Jean Heullant, "en hommage amical ce cri d'une jeunesse damnée", daté du 12 novembre 1949. Bon exemplaire, sur papier d'édition. Feuillets jaunis.

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        Catalina - SIGNED and with the wrap-around band

      Heinemann, 1948. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1948. A near fine book with a trace of spotting to the edges. SIGNED and INSCRIBED (for Sidney Searle) by Maugham on the half title page. In a near fine unclipped wrapper with a little rubbing to the edges and corners. Complete with the Evening Standard wrap-around band (front replaced). Rare signed

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        Intruder in the Dust.

      

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        The Discovery of India.

      1948 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Mathematical Theory of Communication [ IN Bell System Technical Journal, July and October 1948 Issues ]

      New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1948. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. First Edition. July: 379-592 pages, 8vo. ; October: 593-751, [1] pages, 8vo. Both original blue printed wrappers. July issue has stamps "Property of the Telephone Systems Training Section" on front wrapper and first page. Spine slanted and lightly sunned. A better than average copy. October issue has pencilled note at top of front wrapper, and is creased in the upper right corner (increasingly obvious as the issue progresses). Hard creases to rear cover. Otherwise clean. The Shannon article is in 2 parts, found on pp 379-423 (Jluy) and 623-656 (October). Wraps. Claude Shannon is credited with founding the field of information theory. Previous to the work done in this paper, the noise found on transmission lines was treated fundamentally differently. The previous solution was to "shout louder" so that the signal could be heard over the noise. With the introduction of the "bit" or binary digit, and the practical introduction of coding theory by Hamming and others, the start of modern transmission technologies were born. Without Shannon's work, the internet as we know it would not exist. "In this paper it was shown that all information sources - telegraph keys, people speaking, television cameras and so on - have a 'source rate' associated with them which can be meausred in bits per second...The information can be transmitted over the channel if and only if the source rate does not exceed the channel capacity...This work on communication is generally considered to be Shannon's most important scientific contribution...Few other works of this century have had greater impact on science and engineering. By this landmark paper and his several subsequent papers on information theory he has altered most profoundly all aspects of communication theory and practice." (Shannon Collected Papers p. xiii). "What began as a study of transmission over telegraph lines [ by Nyquist and Hartley ... ] was developed by Shannon into a general theory of communication applicable to telegraph, telephone, radio, television, and computing machines - in fact, to any system, physical or biological, in which information is being transferred or manipulated through time or space" (Aspray, 1985, pp. 119-22) Shannon's paper was also responsible for introducting the term 'bit' (for binary digit) into the published literature, and for giving the term it's current meaning..." (Origins of Cyberspace 880) In this fundamentally important paper, Shannon laid the foundation for much of today's interconnected world. Finding these papers in decent original wrappers is getting more difficult. Bound copies are more available. Shannon, Collected Papers, #37. Origins of Cyberspace 880. Aspray, 1985, pp119-22.

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        A l'intérieur de la vue, 8 poèmes visibles

      Paris, Pierre Seghers, 1948, in-8, 113-[10] pp, broché, couverture imprimée rempliée, RARE. Un des 600 exemplaires numérotés imprimés sur Alma Marais. "Les 8 poèmes visibles de Max Ernst ont été, aussi fidèlement que possible, illustrés par 8 poèmes visibles de Paul Eluard en 1946". Les poèmes visibles sont formés de 7 planches de Paul Eluard et de 32 planches de reproductions de collages de Max Ernst. Coins légèrement émoussés, rares rousseurs sur les tranchees, intérieur très frais. Ouvrage très rare..

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        Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose

      Random House, 1948. First edition (with wine red covers, star-burst dust jacket, and all points matching Younger Guide's First Edition, first state, with eight lines of text on the copyright page), inscribed by the author on the lower corner of the verso of the front free endpaper. Very good condition, in a very good dust jacket with chips at top and bottom of spine but original price of 200/200 still present on front flap. Housed in a fine custom-made collector's cloth slipcase.

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        Other Voices, Other Rooms

      Random House, New York 1948 - Capote's first book, a novel about "a young boy's experiences in a desolate Southern rural community during one long and lowering summer, as he moves painfully and at times terrifyingly into emotional maturity." First Printing. Octavo; beige linen, with titles stamped in red and green on spine; gray topstain; dustjacket; 231pp. Sunning to topstain and upper board edges; minor wear at crown; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, spine-sunned, with light edgewear, a few short tears, and a minute chip at crown; Very Good+. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        I WAS A DOCTOR IN AUSCHWITZ

      International Universities Press. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1948. First. Hardcover. Blue cloth binding tight and straight. Personally inscribed by author to a fellow physician. Scarce dust jacket is price-intact, small edgetears and light rubbing, now protected within mylar cover. ; 8.80 X 5.60 X 0.80 inches; Signed by Author .

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        Recueil de 48 articles et traductions rédigés par le professeur Georges H. Bousquet sur le thème de l'Islamologie et les Questions Nord Africaines (1948-1953) [ Contient : ] Partie I : Islamologie en Général. 1 : La Pureté Rituelle en Islam (Etude de fiqh et de sociologie religieuse) ; 2 : L'Islam et la limitation volontaire des naissances ; 3 : Le rituel du culte des saints (A propos du livre de T. Canaan) ; II : Sociologie Musulmane en Afrique du Nord ; 4 : Instruction religieuse de la fillette musulmane dans les Centres urbains d'Algérie ; 5 et 6 : Deux notes sur la circoncision ; 7 et 8 : Bid'as en Afrique du Nord ; 9 : Patronymiques féminines ; 10 : Le Bouafif dans le Guergour ; 11 : Pratique religieuse en Aurès ; 12 : Le Carnaval de l'Achoura à Ouarzazate ; 13 : Deux petites curiosités sociologiques ; 14 : Survivance de formulaires turcs en Tunisie ; 15 : Les enfants naturels musulmans et l'état civil à Alger ; 16 : L'Ian, Ila et Zhihar ; III : Droit Musulman : 17 : Loi musulmane et droit européen. Quelques remarques de psychologie comparée ; 18 : La conception du Nikah' selon les docteurs de la loi musulmane ; 19 : Plaidoyer pour les faraïdhr ; 20 : Les Vices rédhibitoires de la femme en droit musulman ; 21 : Le droit de "djebr" et la Cour d'Alger ; 22 : Une petite erreur de Juijnboll et de Perron à propos d'une institution peu connue l'Ifâf ; 23 : Islamic Law and customary Law in French North Africa ; 24 : Glanures de Droit Musulman ; 25 : Consultation Habour Boufaris ; IV : Politique Musulmane ; 26 : Pour l'étude des Droits Berbères ; 27 : Un culte à détruire. L'adoration de Haniteau et Letourneux ; 28 : Documents contemporains curieux relatifs au droit en Kabilie ; 29 : Mariages kabiles protestants ; 30 : Coutumes en Aurès ; 31 : Pactes de protection et d'Alliance chez les Berbères au Maroc Central ; V : Islam à l'Etranger ; 32 : Les Elites gouvernantes en Afrique du Nord ; 33 : Un étrange tabou ; 34 : L'Islam et les boissons spiritueuses ; 35 : Election et Ramadan ; 36 : Questions Nationales et Sociales dans l'Islam Contemporain ; 37 : Allah et le Mikado ; 38 : Une communication du Professeur Joseph Schacht sur "l'Islam en Nigéria" ; 39 : Musulmans indonésiens en Guyane hollandaise ; VI : Traductions : Le chameau volé (Document de procédure marocaine) ; 41 : L'interdiction (Bidaya) d'Averroès ; 42 : Les Conquêtes Musulmanes et L'Impérialisme arabe par J. Schumpeter ; 43 : La légende Qoranique d'Abraham par Snouck-Hurgonje; 44 : Le Kitab al-Wara ou Livre du Scrupule religieux selon l'Imam Ibn Hanbal ; 45 : Les droits de l'Esclave (Ih'ya de Ghazali) ; 46 : Quelques Ruses du Kitabl al-H'iyâl ; 47 : Fiqh et Sorcellerie ; 48 : Acte de mariage Tlemcen

      1 vol. in-4 reliure demi-percaline verte, Recueil de 48 articles et traductions rédigés par le professeur Georges H. Bousquet sur le thème de l'Islamologie et les Questions Nord Africaines (1948-1953) [ Contient : ] Partie I : Islamologie en Général. 1 : La Pureté Rituelle en Islam (Etude de fiqh et de sociologie religieuse), R. Hist Rel 194... ; 2 : L'Islam et la limitation volontaire des naissances Annales IEO 49 ; 3 : Le rituel du culte des saints (A propos du livre de T. Canaan) R. Afr. 1949 ; II : Sociologie Musulmane en Afrique du Nord ; 4 : Instruction religieuse de la fillette musulmane dans les Centres urbains d'Algérie, Hesperis 1949 ; 5 et 6 : Deux notes sur la circoncision ; 7 et 8 : Bid'as en Afrique du Nord ; 9 : Patronymiques féminines ; 10 : Le Bouafif dans le Guergour ; 11 : Pratique religieuse en Aurès ; 12 : Le Carnaval de l'Achoura à Ouarzazate ; 13 : Deux petites curiosités sociologiques ; 14 : Survivance de formulaires turcs en Tunisie ; 15 : Les enfants naturels musulmans et l'état civil à Alger ; 16 : L'Ian, Ila et Zhihar ; III : Droit Musulman : 17 : Loi musulmane et droit européen. Quelques remarques de psychologie comparée ; 18 : La conception du Nikah' selon les docteurs de la loi musulmane ; 19 : Plaidoyer pour les faraïdhr ; 20 : Les Vices rédhibitoires de la femme en droit musulman ; 21 : Le droit de "djebr" et la Cour d'Alger ; 22 : Une petite erreur de Juijnboll et de Perron à propos d'une institution peu connue l'Ifâf ; 23 : Islamic Law and customary Law in French North Africa ; 24 : Glanures de Droit Musulman ; 25 : Consultation Habour Boufaris ; IV : Politique Musulmane ; 26 : Pour l'étude des Droits Berbères ; 27 : Un culte à détruire. L'adoration de Haniteau et Letourneux ; 28 : Documents contemporains curieux relatifs au droit en Kabilie ; 29 : Mariages kabiles protestants ; 30 : Coutumes en Aurès ; 31 : Pactes de protection et d'Alliance chez les Berbères au Maroc Central ; V : Islam à l'Etranger ; 32 : Les Elites gouvernantes en Afrique du Nord ; 33 : Un étrange tabou ; 34 : L'Islam et les boissons spiritueuses ; 35 : Election et Ramadan ; 36 : Questions Nationales et Sociales dans l'Islam Contemporain ; 37 : Allah et le Mikado ; 38 : Une communication du Professeur Joseph Schacht sur "l'Islam en Nigéria" ; 39 : Musulmans indonésiens en Guyane hollandaise ; VI : Traductions : Le chameau volé (Document de procédure marocaine) ; 41 : L'interdiction (Bidaya) d'Averroès ; 42 : Les Conquêtes Musulmanes et L'Impérialisme arabe par J. Schumpeter ; 43 : La légende Qoranique d'Abraham par Snouck-Hurgonje; 44 : Le Kitab al-Wara ou Livre du Scrupule religieux selon l'Imam Ibn Hanbal ; 45 : Les droits de l'Esclave (Ih'ya de Ghazali) ; 46 : Quelques Ruses du Kitabl al-H'iyâl ; 47 : Fiqh et Sorcellerie ; 48 : Acte de mariage Tlemcen Exceptionnel recueil. Le recueil est divisé en 6 parties (I : Islamologie en Général ; II : Sociologie Musulmane en Afrique du Nord ; III : Droit Musulman ; IV : Politique Musulmane ; V : Islam à l'Etranger ; VI : Traductions. Exemplaire de l'auteur, souvent enrichi de ses corrections manuscrites. Ouvrage provenant de la propre bibliothèque de l'auteur, le professeur Georges-H. Bousquet (Docteur en droit en 1923 avec une thèse sur "L'évolution sociale en Hollande 1914-1922"), économiste de l'école de Pareto et Schumpeter, mais également islamisant de l'école de Goldziher et Snouck-Hugronje, professeur aux facultés d'Alger puis de Bordeaux. Peu après sa thèse, il participa à la mission de la SDN pour la restauration financière de l'Autriche.Georges-H. Bousquet résumait ainsi ses travaux en Islamologie (dans les mélanges qui lui furent consacrés dans les Cahiers Pareto en 1965) : "Très en gros, on pourrait dire à ce sujet que je suis parti intellectuellement de la Loi rituelle, morale et juridique de l'Islâm (fiqh) et ai essayé de voir dans quelle mesure cette étrange casuistique (dont j'ai traduit de nombreux textes et dont j'ai exposé les règles dans divers ouvrages) est appliquée, ou non, dans les sociétés musulmanes d'Afrique du Nord surtout (mais également en Indonésie). En particulier, mon attention s'est portée sur le rituel ('ibâdates) presque toujours systématiquement négligé par mes prédécesseurs". Bon exemplaire Français

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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, 1948-54. First editions of Winston Churchill's masterpiece. Octavo, six volumes. Bound in three-quarters red morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, with the rampant lion in gilt on the spines, top edge gilt, maps present. In fine condition. "Winston Churchill himself affirmed that ‘this is not history: this is my case" (Holmes, 285). Churchill was re-elected to the post of Prime Minister in 1951. "The Second World War is a great work of literature, combining narrative, historical imagination and moral precept in a form that bears comparison with that of the original master chronicler, Thucydides. It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature" (Keegan). Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century. It placed number one on the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century by National Review magazine.

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        "PINDAR'S ODES" "Victories at the Pythian Games & Victories at the Olympics"

      Prince Edward Island: Hand-calligraphed and water color illuminated, 1948; 1950 These unique manuscript volumes (text throughout in classical Greek) were produced by Paul Fenimore Cooper, Jr., in tandum with his mother's original watercolors. Paul Jr. was the great-great grandson of the novelist James Fenimore Cooper. While attending Harvard (grad. 1952), Paul Jr. would summer vacation on Prince Edward Island with his parents. His undergraduate love was in classical literature and jointly worked with his mother to produce these exquisite volumes. He went on to get his PhD. in physics and would later become a world-recognized Artic explorer. Approx. 65 & 60 leaves (33 with watercolors); all done in the miniscule calligraph hand of Paul Fenimore Cooper Jr. The watercolor illustrations we done by his mother Marion Erskine Cooper who had also professionally illustrated a few books for publishers. This is an unusual mosher-son collaboration with exquisite detailed water-color illuminations. Comes in leather -mouth slipcase with two compartments.

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        The Second World War.

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1948–54 - 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. An excellent set in the jackets with spines and edges slightly toned, occasional nick or short closed tear to extremities. Maps and diagrams, some folding. First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. 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." Cohen A240.4; Woods A123(b). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Podsnezhnik [The Snowdrop]

      Moscow: Detgiz, 1948 - First Edition. Illustrated by A Bill’. [12]pp. 17 x 22cm. Original colour illustrated paper wraps, stapled. Colour illustrations. Minor even toning to paper stock, very minor shallow creasing, minor nudging to edges. Light even soiling to wraps, more pronounced to margins, light rubbing to edges with minor nudging to corners, tiny separation to foot, cap of spine. A completely charming volume of poetry. As one of the children’s authors who supported the cult of personality there is always a light air of Soviet bias to her writing. In The Snowdrop (a very Russian emblem of hope), the flower dies with the onset of winter ruminating on how it doesn’t regret dying as spring began with her. Aleksandrova was, of course, a prolific author of poetical works for children many of which were repeatedly republished and adapted into songs or plays. This edition only printed to a tiny print run of 50,000 copies. None recorded on worldcat. More pictures on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Apollo and Daphne

      N.p. [Boston?] 1948 - Pen-and-ink on paper. 1 vols. 12-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (paper size). Edouard Sandoz (1881-1971), noted Swiss sculptor, was also an illustrator. Here he turns his exceptional skill as a draughtsman to the classical myth of Apollo and Daphne, and captures the dramatic moment when Daphne, in the arms of the god, is transformed into a tree.On a typed label pasted to the rear of the drawing is the following manuscript remark: "Made and given to me by Edouard Sandoz Boston 1949 (He was illustrating books at Harvard). Sandra S." Pen-and-ink on paper. 1 vols. 12-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (paper size)

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        Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose

      Random House, 1948 First edition (with wine red covers, star-burst dust jacket, and all points matching Younger Guide's First Edition, first state, with eight lines of text on the copyright page), inscribed by the author on the lower corner of the verso of the front free endpaper. Very good condition, in a very good dust jacket with chips at top and bottom of spine but original price of 200/200 still present on front flap. Housed in a fine custom-made collector's cloth slipcase.

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        Proceedings of a Symposium on Large-scale Digital Calculating Machinery. Jointly Sponsored by The Navy Department Bureau of Ordnance and Harvard University at The Computation Laboratory 7-10 January 1947.

      Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1948 - Quarto. Original navy cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Extremities slightly rubbed, spine faded, rear board a little marked, contents evenly browned, overall a bright and very good copy. Photographic frontispiece, numerous photographs and figures to the text. Ownership signature of Raymond John Seeger to front free endpaper. First edition, first printing, of volume 16 of The Annals of the Computational Laboratory of Harvard University, owned by one of the conference contributors. It was the first of two symposia organised by the head of Harvard's Computation Laboratory, Howard Aiken, and was at the time the world's largest computing conference, with over 300 delegates in attendance (a smaller conference with around 85 delegates was held at MIT in 1945). Discussion focused on the practical application of new computing technology to a variety of fields such as economics, physics, aeronautics, and physiology. Several leading contemporary academics, including Alan Turing, were in attendance, and Aiken was at that time considered to be "the leading champion in the US of electromechanical program-controlled computation" (Sommaruga & Strahm, p. 71). This copy belonged to American theoretical physicist Seeger, who was the chief of the Mechanical Division at the Bureau of Ordnance from 1942 to 1946. He recommended acquisition by the Navy of one of the first computers to be used for experimental mathematics and fluid mechanics. His paper, "On Computational Techniques for Certain Problems in Fluid Dynamics", was delivered as part of the fifth session on 9 January 1947. See Giovanni Sommaruga & Thomas Strahm (eds.), Turing's Revolution: The Impact of His Ideas about Computability. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2016. [Attributes: First Edition]

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