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

      Monticello, NY: The Gnome Press, 1948. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Chaystre ou les plaisirs incommodes. Deux Pointes sèches de Wols.

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

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        Laus Veneris

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

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

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

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        Soleil cou-coupé (collection le quadrangle)

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd.,, 1948–54. [The Gathering Storm (1948); Their Finest Hour (1949); The Grand Alliance (1950); The Hinge of Fate (1950); Closing the Ring (1951); Triumph and Tragedy (1953)]. 6 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spines, top edge red, grey endpapers decorated with a design that alternates a lion rampant with the initials W.S.C. In the typographical dust jackets with background design as per the endpapers. Maps and diagrams, some folding. Volume I: shallow chip to head of dustjacket spine, creasing to base of dust jacket spine; the rest have the occasional closed tear. An excellent set overall. First UK editions, first impressions, of the single most important historical account of the Second World War. Churchill prioritised the UK edition as the authoritative final text: The US edition had to be published first for contractual reasons. Max Beloff observed that there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking." A man who had always primarily made his living by his pen, Churchill was the only major war leader to give an authoritative account of the conflict, and his ringing phrases seeped into the collective memory. As J. H. Plumb noted in his essay in A. J. P. Taylor's Churchill: Four Faces and the Man "Churchill the historian lies at the very heart of all historiography of the Second World War, and will always remain there… [we still] move down the broad avenues which he drove through war's confusion and complexity."

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed.

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

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        The Equilibriad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        LA LINGUA DEI POETI EOLICI

      ADRIATICA, 1948. ITALIANO 0,15 N. 3 della collana diretta da C.Gallavotti, con appendice metrica, brossura editoriale morbida, con titoli rossi e neri, ingiallita ai bordi ed al dorso e con lievissimi segni di usura, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo USATO

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        Studi Pubblicati dall'Istituto di Filologia Classica G. Baligan - Il Terzo Libro del Corpus Tibullianum, V.Cremona - Originalità e Sentimento Letterario nella Poesia di Claudiano, S. Prete - I Cantica di Terenzio, G.B. Pighi - Analisi Ritmica di Alcuni Luoghi dei Comici Latini

      U.P.E.B. 1948 - ITALIANO Vol. I della collana universitaria a cura di G. Baligan, V. Cremona, S.Prete, G.B. Pighi, brossura leggermente rovinata sul dorso e imbrunita, pagine ingiallite, presenza di fioriture dovute al tempo

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        Le surmâle. Roman moderne. Dix-neuf pointes sèches originales de Roger de Valério

      Paris, P.-A. Chavane, 1948, in-4, en feuilles, 203 pp, couverture blanche illustrée, rempliée, sous chemise et étui de l'éditeur, Tirage limité à 260 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives BFK, celui-ci n° 174. Impression en noir et vert, ornements typographiques gravés sur bois par Gilbert Poilliot d'après les dessins de Valério. Étui endommagé. Monod n° 6390.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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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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        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).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA) ]
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        Pictorial Review: Vaad Hatzala

      , 1948. 1948. (BARUCH, Rabbi Nathan). Pictorial Review: Vaad Hatzala. Germany: 1948. Quarto, modern three-quarter black morocco, raised bands, gilt-stamped spine, marbled boards and endpapers. $1500.Early edition of this photographic journal of the work of the Orthodox Committee for the Rescue of Immigrant Children, a Holocaust rescue organization.This collection, containing hundreds of photographic illustrations and reproductions of letters, depicts the post-war rescue activities of this Orthodox organization, which included establishing orphanages, Displaced Persons camps and yeshivas, as well as distributing ritual necessities and arranging non-quota immigration for rabbis. Documents the determined efforts of a section of European Jewry to reconstitute itself religiously after the Holocaust. Paper repair to initial and concluding leaves, binding fine.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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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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        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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        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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