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        Langage. (Gérard SCHNEIDER)

      Lydia Conti, Paris 1948 - Paris, Lydia Conti, 1948, in-folio sous chemise et étui cartonnés, 65 pp., (36 x 27 cm). Edition à 122 exemplaire sur papier de Rives (après 12 exemplaires sur japon et avant 10 exemplaires de collaborateurs) agrémentée de 12 lithographies en couleurs dont 10 hors-texte et 2 in-texte par Gérard SCHNEIDER, tirées par Jean Pons, artisan à Paris. Signature manuscrite du poète et de l' illustrateur au bas de la page de justification. "Langage" est un recueil de poèmes de R. Ganzo publié pour la première fois à la NRF en 1947. La présente édition a été achevée d' imprimer le 15 mai 1948, dans l' atelier de Paul Vibert à Grosrouvre. Très bon état / Very good condition (envoi en colissimo recommandé sous emballage cartonné) (L'ouvrage est visible à Paris sur rendez-vous). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Frederic Dorbes - TOBEART]
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        WHO GOES THERE?: SEVEN TALES OF SCIENCE FICTION

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948. First edition. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with some rubbing to corner tips and spine ends, the rubbing to the base of the spine panel and lower corner tips have been touched up with blue ink marker, slight age tanning to the spine panel. (16945). Octavo, illustrated by Hannes Bok, cloth. One of an undetermined number of subscriber copies signed on the front free endpaper. Classic story collection whose stories were first published in Astounding Science Fiction (1934-38) under the Don A. Stuart pseudonym. "These short stories are much better than the author's novel-length space operas, and constitute a fascinating body of work." Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-13. The title story has been filmed twice, the first in 1951 as "The Thing From Another World", one of the classic Science Fiction films of the 1950s (with James Arness in the title role). Filmed again in 1982 as "The Thing" by John Carpenter. Wrap around jacket by Hannes Bok. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 2003-07.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Dark Carnival

      UK First Edition, First Printing (Hamish Hamilton, 1948). Signed and dated by the author to the front endpaper. Only 3,112 copies of the American First Edition were produced by Arkham House in October of the previous year. Minor compression to head of spine; edges lightly toned with foxing; a little spotting to front and rear paste-downs and endpapers; inscription to front endpaper. Original dust jacket is price-clipped with some chipping to spine tips and corners; small closed tear to top corner of front panel; rear panel lightly toned. A great, signed, first edition copy of the author's first book!

      [Bookseller: Fine Book Cellar]
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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell and Company, 1948. Full leather. Fine. London: Cassell and Company, 1948. Full leather. Six volumes. Octavo. All First Edition. The Second World War. Signed and dated to volume one of the blank endleaf Winston S. Churchill 1954. Title include The Gathering Storm 1948, Thier Finest Hour 1949, The Grand Alliance 1950, The Hinge of Fate 1951, Closing the Ring 1952, Triumph and Tragedy 1954. Illustrated with folding maps and diagrams. Handsomely bound by Bayntun Binders in full navy blue morocco, spine gilt in six compartments of stylized rosette motif, gilt titles, raised bands, all edges gilt, covers single gilt rule line with a gilt hologram of Winston Churchill signature, leather and gilt turn-ins, decorative marbled endpaper, housed in a blue cloth slipcase. A Splendid First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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        Ohne Titel (1948). Abstrakter Expressionismus. Öl auf Holz. 36 x 25,5 cm. Monogrammiert.

       Hans Hofmann: Ohne Titel (1948). Abstrakter Expressionismus. Öl auf Holz. 36 x 25,5 cm. Monogrammiert. Bezüglich des Erhaltungszustandes sehen Sie sich bitte die Photos an. Das Bild hat vor allem im Randbereich Farbabplatzer. Auf der Rückseite des Werkes befindet sich ein Moisio-Photographie-Aufkleber aus den Vierziger Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts, auf dem zusätzlich handschriftlich »Hans Hofmann Provincetown 1948« vermerkt ist. Diese Arbeit Hofmanns stammt aus dem Besitz des Photographen Walfred Moisio (1910-2002). Hans Hofmann, einen der bedeutendsten abstrakten Maler des 20. Jahrhunderts, gilt es in Deutschland noch zu entdecken. Ausgebildet in München und Paris, wo er Künstlern wie Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris und Georges Rouault begegnete, etablierte sich der gebürtige Mittelfranke von 1930 an in den USA. Mit außerordentlich erfolgreichen Kunstschulen in New York und Provincetown übte er eine nachhaltige Wirkung auf eine ganze Generation amerikanischer Künstler der Nachkriegszeit aus. Er gilt als Katalysator des Abstrakten Expressionismus und beeinflusste Maler wie Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Philip Guston, Robert Motherwell oder Barnett Newman maßgeblich. Seine stilistisch variantenreichen, in kraftvollen Farben virtuos gestalteten Gemälde wurden in allen führenden Museen der USA ausgestellt und fanden Eingang in deren Sammlungen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bibliakos / Dr. Ulf Kruse]
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        The Sea of Adventure

      The book has a short inscription on Front free end paper dated 1948 with no defect .The wrapper has had a small chip 2mmx2mm repaired at top of spine with absolutely no fade ,the best copy I have seen

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        La vie est sans pitié. Avec un dessin (Minotaure) de Pablo Picasso en couverture.

      Saint-Maurice d'Etelan, [Pierre Bettencourt], sur la presse de l'auteur, 1948. - 22,5 x 14 cm, n.p. Broché, couverture rempliée illustrée par Picasso. Edition originale, tirage limité à 101 exemplaires numérotés sur grand vélin d'Arches, "un exemplaire pour les beaux yeux de la princesse et cent exemplaires pour des lecteurs imaginaires ". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: SOLSTICES RARE BOOKS]
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        SERGE SANDRIER Illustrations de Mariette Lydis gravées sur cuivre

      Paris: Gilbert Droin, Éditeur, 1948 - Gr.4° - 52pp - 11 B/w Original Etchings. First edition, published in 250 numbered copies and 12 for the export (our copy's N° I ). Text in French language. Inscribed by Mariette Lydis & dated 1954. Jansenist binding in full leather, title gilded on spine, slipcase and box. In very good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: °ART...on paper - 20th Century Art Books]
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        L'invité des morts. Wols, pointes sèches. Textes traduits par Marthe Robert

      1948 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Poèmes

      first edition printed in 1000 numbered copies on pure Lana thread.Photo coverage of Dushan Stanimirovitch.Bel full copy of his rhodoïd and its soft case to the editor. Marc Barbezat Décines 1948 22,5x28,5cm broché sous étui souple de l'éditeur

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        122 Colour Photographs: 122 Farvefotografier

      Denmark:: Schoenberg,, 1948.. First edition.. Hardcover. Very Good+/G. Unpaginated [c.140pp]. Early book of colour photographs, taken with an exquisite eye for abstract detail. Striking for its time, and with a singular cool but sunny pallette. Text in Dutch and English. Photos captioned only with shutter speed etc in a tiny font. Contents notably fresh, clean, and bright, with neat later ownership name to front free endpaper and tiny ink smudge to title page. Large quarto, in the original binding of blue-grey paper-covered boards with cream spine. Firm and clean with faint tanning to board edges and spine ends slightly blunted, corners good, with small bottom edge scuff to leading corners. The protected dust jacket is showing some wear: toned and scratched, and with a 2-inch triangular chip to the top edge of the front panel, three other smaller top edge chips, and a one-inch closed tear to the bottom edge; spine intact, slightly toned, scuffed at head. A beautiful copy in a rather worn jacket. [Heavy Item]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        De l'essence de la vérité EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Louvain|& Paris: E. Nauwelaerts|& J. Vrin, 1948. Fine. E. Nauwelaerts & J. Vrin, Louvain & Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition of the French translation of which there were no large paper copies. With an autograph inscription from Martin Heidegger. Light scuffing on the spine. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé de Martin Heidegger : "Herrn Oberregierungsrat Bröse mit hrzl. Gruß M. H. Freiburg April 48", "Pour le Oberregierungsrat [haut fonctionnaire employé dans les services administratifs fédéraux et régionaux] Bröse, salutations cordiales". Siegfried Bröse était un étudiant de Heidegger, et fut plus tard son ami. Légères éraflures sur le dos muet. 

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        De l'essence de la vérité

      First edition of the French translation of which there were no large paper copies.With an autograph inscription from Martin Heidegger.Light scuffing on the spine. E. Nauwelaerts & J. Vrin Louvain & Paris 1948 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        GRAZIELLA Illustrations en couleurs de André E. Marty.

      Paris, L'Edition d'Art H. Piazza, 1948. In-8, bross. alla francese, astuccio, custodia, pp. 171,(7), vignetta a colori alla bross. e al frontespizio, molto ben illustrato nel t. da 20 delicate composizioni a colori di Marty. Bella edizione di 1500 esemplari numer. Il ns., VIII, fa parte della tiratura di 50 "sur Hollande Van Gelder" che contiene 2 suites delle illustrazioni, a colori e in b.n., oltre a un acquarello originale di Marty. Cfr. Bénezit,IX, p. 304: "André Edouard Marty (1882-1974), illustrateur et peintre de décors de théatre; les très nombreux livres qu'il a illustré ont conquis les amateurs par la grace de ses personnages et du décor qui les entoure". Esemplare in ottimo stato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Urformen der Kunst: Photographische Pflanzenbilder

      Berlin: Verlag Ernst Wasmuth, 1948. Fine in an almost near fine jacket, a little worn, with a few small nicks.. Fourth edition. Quarto. Blossfeldt's unintentional conceptual masterpiece, consisting of 96 close-ups of plant forms. One of the highlights of the New Objectivity movement that flourished in Germany between the wars.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd.,, 1948–54. [The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.] 6 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles gilt to spines, raised bands, single ruled gilt panel to compartments with rampant lion device gilt to the first, fifth and sixth, single rule to boards, autograph block to front boards, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. With diagrams and tables throughout the text. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set in fine bindings. First editions, first impressions of the single most important historical account of the Second World War. Signed and dated 1950 by Churchill to the half-title of volume 2. 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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        The Second World War: Six Leatherbound Volumes

      Cassell & Company, Ltd.. Fine. 1948. 1st UK Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcovers. Complete 6-volume set of the preferred British edition, all six volumes are first printings and all are bound in genuine full-leather by Asprey & Co. LTD, color is black with bright gold spine-titles and gilded borders, five gilt-ruled raised spine-bands, all edges gilt, red and gray marbled end-papers, a fine set for the serious collector, we examined every page of this set and everything is present and in order, including all of the maps, it also includes the "Author's Note" which is tipped-in on the "Theme of the Volume" page following the Preface, for the most part this is a pristine set, we note a few minor flaws which do little to nothing to detract from this set's beauty: a few small scuff-marks to the gilt edges; the spines have a slightly different shade than the covers which is not very noticeable and does not detract at all from this set's appearance, a very small number of pages have a few mildly-tanned spots, most of this occurs in Volume 2 on the half-title page and in some of the margins .

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        THE SECOND WORLD WAR

      Cassell & Co. ltd. London. 1948-54. FIRST EDITION. Six 8vo volumes. Illustrated throughout with maps and plans, many folding. A fine, clean set, finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco leather, spines with raised bands, red title labels, gilt. Spine compartments ruled and decorated with gilt stamped rampant lion device. Single gilt ruled border on boards. All edges gilt. A fine set of Churchill's monumental history.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. 1948. 6 Volumes. 1948 - 1954 A fine set, bound in a recent half green morocco with cloth boards. Raised bands, decorated spine with gilt lines. Top edge gilt. A very attractive set. . Fine. Half Morocco. First Editions. 1948. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        The Second World War - [Complete in 6 volumes]

      London : Cassell (1948-1954), 1948. 1st Editions. Previous owner's inscription. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over contrasting buckram boards. Raised bands with the titles blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - of presentation quality.; 8vo 8"" - 9"" tall; 1 pages; Physical desc.: 6 v. : ill. ; 22 cm. Notes: Includes indexes. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Contents: v. 1. The gathering storm. -- v. 2. Their finest hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The hinge of fate. -- v. 5. Closing the ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and tragedy. Subject: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Complete Angler or The Contemplative Man's Recreation.

      London: for The Navarre Society, 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        Histoires de bêtes

      1948. relié. Bon état. Gilbert Droin éditeur, Paris, 1948. Petit In/4 reliure de Blaizot, demi-maroquin à coins havane et filets dorés sous étui, dos à nerfs, couvertures conservées, illustrations en eaux-fortes de Michel Ciry, frontispice, ex-libris sur papier Japon, 127 p. Rousseurs sur les tranches. Belle reliure pour un ouvrage soigné.

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        The Age of Anxiety A Baroque Eclogue

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1948. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine lightly toned, slight bumps to tips; an excellent copy in the jacket with browned spine, nicks to extremities and tiny chip to head of spine. First UK edition, first impression. Auden had begun work on The Age of Anxiety in 1944 but did not finish it until early 1947; it was first published in the US in July of that year. The poem won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1948.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Age of Anxiety. A Baroque Eclogue.

      London: Faber and Faber, 1948 - Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine lightly toned, slight bumps to tips; an excellent copy in the jacket with browned spine, nicks to extremities and tiny chip to head of spine. First UK edition, first impression. Auden had begun work on The Age of Anxiety in 1944 but did not finish it until early 1947; it was first published in the US in July of that year. The poem won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1948. Bloomfield and Mendelson A29b.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        La revue juive. Organe mensuel de liaison internationale. Revue de synthèse moderne de la pensée d'Israël. 1er année no. 1 - 10; 2e année no. 1-2, 4, 7-10; 3e année no. 1-3, 9-10; 4e année no. 1-8, 10; 5e année no. 1-3, 5-10; 6e année no 1-5, 7, 9-10; 7e année no 1-3, 5-9; 8e année no 1-10; 9e année no 1-8; 10e année no 1-10; 11e année no 1.

      Genève, Editions Synthésis 1932-1939, 1945-1948. - Reliés en 4 volumes. 8°. Reliures demi toile, étiquettes autographes. Manquent 12 nos. entre 1932 et 1939. La revue était reprit après la guerre avec le 8e année. - "La Revue Juive de de Genève relève de l'histoire spirituelle du judaïsme, mais elle a aussi sa place dans une histoire de la lutte contre l'antisémitisme ou de l'exil. Fondée par le philosophe et journaliste Josué Jéhouda dans le but de propager l'unité du peuple juif depuis Genève, berceau de la Société des Nations, cette riche revue menuselle parut de 1932 à 1948, à, l'exeption des années de guerre. Elle trouvait son inspiration chez le romancier Albert Cohen, éditeur de la Revue Juive publiée à Paris, et chez le poète André Spire. Elle participait à la lutte contre l'antisémitisme en préconisant avec force un universalisme idéaliste, basé sur la défense spirituelle et culturelle des valeurs juives. Jéhouda tenta de réconcilier la conception individuelle et sociale de la morale au sens que lui avait notamment donné le philosophe Henri Bergson et la relativisation moderne de toutes les valeurs, en définissant le judaïsme comme une entité à la fois religieuse et temporelle. Les personnalités qui s'exprimèrent dans cette revue au service de la défense spirituelle contre l'antisémitisme venaient de tous les horizons géographiques et culturels; parmi elles, Edmond Fleg, Alexandre Hérenger, Max Brod, Lion Feuchtwanger, Hugo Bergmann ou Jakob Klatzkin, mais aussi la direction politique du Congrès juif mondial." (Picard: La Suisse et les juifs. p. 139).

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Post-War Speeches, 1945-1959: The Sinews of Peace; Europe Unite; In the Balance; Stemming the Tide; The Unwritten Alliance.

      London: Cassell and Company, 1948-61. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. Octavo. In five volumes. pp. 256; ix, 506; x, 456; x, 379; xi, 332. In publisher's orange, green, blue, pink and red cloth hardcovers respectively, gilt titles to spine, original printed dust-jackets. 'Stemming the Tide' has the second state jacket without the trim to the borders.No inscriptions or price-clipping. All clean and bright. A near-fine set with just a few rubs, nicks and marks, smartly housed in a new bespoke black cloth slip-case. Containing many of Churchill's most famous speeches, including 'The Sinews of Peace', given at Westminster College, Fulton Missouri on 5th March 1946. In this speech Churchill coined the term 'Iron Curtain', and thereby defined the ensuing Cold War period.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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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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        REMEMBRANCE ROCK.

      New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1948). [10], 1067 pp. 8vo. VG (text block sprung after p. 118 [as if a large envelope had been stored herein])/VG (some edge chipping, primarily to top edge).

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        Switchback - Complete with letter from Douglas Jerrold to George Orwell

      Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1948. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Eyre and Spottiswoode in 1948. A very good book without dust wrapper. Some off-setting to the rear board. Bumping to the corners and darkening to the page edges. Comes complete with a signed letter from Douglas Jerrold, head of Eyre and Spottiswoode [and Graham Greene's boss], to George Orwell. The letter reads: 'Dear George Orwell, I am sending with this letter Brian Lunn's autobiography which we are publishing on the 27th August. It is rather an unusual book and why, I think, amuse you as well as interest you. Yours Sincerely, Douglas Jerrold (signed). Complete with Orwell's address on official Eyre and Spottiswoode paper. This may have been Orwell's own copy.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Crusade in Europe

      Doubleday, 1948 A near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket, inscribed by the President to the wife of Charles Merz,the editor of the New York Times, noting that it was inscribed at the home of the publisher of the New York Times. Merz was a leader of public support for the American war effort in World War II. He "effectively shaped the The Times's support of the draft." A major historic association copy of this important book. Laid in is a reproduction of Eisenhower's message to the troops before D-Day, with Eisenhower's signature reproduced at the bottom. This was provided by the publisher and it is also reproduced on the back panel of the dust jacket. First edition stated on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        Typed Letter, signed ("Harold L. Ickes") to Harry Barnard of Chicago, objecting to Barnard's preference for Carl Sandburg over Paul Douglas for the Senate

      Washington, D.C., 1948. One page on personal letterhead. Small pinholees in upper left corner, text unaffected. In brown cloth folder. One page on personal letterhead. Paul Douglas vs. Carl Sandburg for the Senate. Ickes (1874 -1952), former Secretary of the Interior under FDR (and briefly under Truman) and the administrator of the Public Works Administration, grew up in Chicago himself, and after leaving the administration, remained active not only in nationa but in Illinois politics. Here, in a letter to the newspaper columnist Harry Barbard of the CHICAGO DAILY NEWS, Ickes opines: "A man whom I don't know has sent me a tear sheet from the CHICAGO DAILY NEWS of January 23 in which appears a communication from you with reference to the Senate situation in Illinois. I believe that I will not fall behind in my esteem for Carl Sandburg, but the suggestion of support for him for the Senate seems to me to be entirely futile. Neither can I understand your expressed opposition to Paul V. Douglas. I have known Douglas for years, and I believe that he would make a great Senator."You concluded that Mr. Douglas is for the Truman Doctrine as applied in Greece and Turkey because he is for the Marshall Plan for West Europe. This certainly is not necessarily so. Personally I have opposed the Truman Doctrine for Greece and Turkey from the very beginning. It was a bad conception, and it was done in too much of a hurry, and I believe that as a result of it, we are in a highly dangerous position in those two countries today … However, I am in favor of the Marshall Plan for Western Europe. I do not believe that Western Europe can recover economically without our aid, and if Europe doesn't take a nose dive …"Paul Douglas - not Carl Sandburg - served as Senator from Illinois from 1949-1961.

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        The Heart of the Matter - SIGNED by the Author

      Heinemann, 1948. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1948. A first edition thus - signed by the author on the half-title. Greene signed a small number of copies for The Book Society as part of an arrangement to promote sales. A very good copy in a very good unclipped wrapper which is lightly rubbed, chipped and creased dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Heart of the Matter

      Heinemann, 1948. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1948. A very good+ book without inscriptions. Foxing to the page edges. In a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some professional repairs to the spine and corners. unfaded spine with bright white lettering. Creasing and wear to the extremities.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Cry, the Beloved Country

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First American edition of the Paton's classic novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and dated by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, "Alan Paton Johannesburg May 27, 1948." Some rubbing to the cloth in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Rare and desirable signed in the year of publication. The most famous and important novel in South Africa's history, and an immediate worldwide bestseller when it was published in 1948, Alan Paton's impassioned novel about a black man's country under white man's law is a work of searing beauty. The eminent literary critic Lewis Gannett wrote, "We have had many novels from statesmen and reformers, almost all bad; many novels from poets, almost all thin. In Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country the statesman, the poet and the novelist meet in a unique harmony." "The greatest novel to emerge out of the tragedy of South Africa, and one of the best novels of our time" (The New Republic). Two cinema adaptations of the book have been made, the first in 1951, which was directed by Zoltan Korda, starring Canada Lee, Sidney Poitier, and Charles Carson. The second in 1995, starring James Earl Jones and Richard Harris. The novel was also adapted as a musical called Lost in the Stars (1949), with a book by the American writer Maxwell Anderson and music composed by the German emigre Kurt Weill.

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        Individualism and Economic Order

      University of Chicago Press 1948 - First edition. vii, 272 pp. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering. Very Good+, lacking scarce dust jacket. Spine lettering rubbed, tiny closed tear near head. Page 57 has a small ding to its fore edge and small crease. A few light, easily-erasable pencil brackets in margins but no ownership markings of any kind or bookplates. A collection of essays on the political and social implications of Hayaek's free market liberalism and its Marxist antithesis, quite rare in its first American printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Dandelion Cottage

      Evans Brothers Limited, London 1948 - Very scarce in dust jacket. This is a first UK edition with previous owner dedication dated 1948 and very minor foxing on FEP. DJ, now protected is price-clipped with minor edge wear and small closed tear to front right fold. Over all presents well. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Juniper Books]
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        The Second World War - C C Wood's copies - Proof-reader to Churchill - SIGNED to volume 3 by Churchill

      Cassell, 1948. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printings, published by Cassell and Co., 1948. From the library of Charles Carlyle Wood, proofreader of this work for a new corrected edition (or indeed editions, judging from the span of dates). Six volumes. 8vo. Publisher's black cloth titled in gilt to spines. Very good indeed in like dustwrappers, light toning to spine panels, slight shelfwear, strong and handsome. Internally clean. Inscribed by Churchill to C. C. Wood, his proofreader, in Volume 3: "For C.C. Wood from Winston S. Churchill (not to be read by you) 1950". Also present (and indeed present in all volumes in varying forms; alongside a copious number of content changes, proof marks and marginal annotations is "Examined, no corrections marked herein May 1st 1952" in Wood's hand. All volumes are annotated as "marked copies" if nothing else, Volumes I, II and IV bearing ink notations to the dustwrappers, and all volumes having at least one or two corrections marked in the text. Volume I; "The Gathering Storm" is famously a mass of errors and inconsistencies, the publicising of which were catalytic in Churchill following Bill Deakin's advice and passing the job of proofreading on to Wood (who had previously worked as part of the Churchill machine during the production of "Marlborough" in the 1930's and would continue to be the sand in the gears for a good few years subsequently. The process of proofreading at Chartwell was known rather ruefully as "Wooding." This copy of Volume I is packed to the gunwales with corrections ranging from the repositioning of maps and charts, through simple corrections of spelling and punctuation (Churchill and Wodd differed vociferously on this subject, Wood was the original Grammar Nazi) by way of date, place and name corrections through to the occcasional plea for clarification. Also present in the volume are a hnumber of rather censorious editorial pencil comments in another hand; these are somewhat critical of WSC's honesty and integrity and comment on his gernal reliability in terms of historical accuracy. Also laid in to the prelims of Volume one is a copy (or mimeograph) of a typed note from Wood to Churchill thanking him in surprisingly florid fashion for the inscribed Volume III. Examples detailing the mechanical workflow of Churchill's literary team are rare, especially in the case of what could be considered his most important work. An impressive and unique record.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        THE TANGLEWOODS SECRET

      C.S.S.M. - [ Children's Special Service Mission ], LONDON - UK 1948 - Rare First Book by author; First Edition and First Printing with the original dustjacket. - States to inner prelim: 'Here is a truly delightful book, by a new writer, 'discovered' as a result of the Literature Competition organised by the C.S.S.M. - In the setting of the Malvern Hills, Miss St. John has told the story of a brother and sister whose experiences will fascinate all boys and girls who have any feeling for the wonders and beauties of Nature. The characters are natural and attractive. The definite Christian teaching is simply and effectively interwoven with the plot. - Condition Description: The original dustjacket is in a fairly good condition. The corner folds and top and bottom of the spine are chipped and creased with quite a few closed edge tears. In the main, the dustjacket is wholly present apart from these small chips mentioned. Overall, it is fairly clean and now housed in a removable archival sleeve. Blue cloth with black lettering and decoration to the spine. Minimal fading to the colour of the cloth on spine top and bottom. The rest is clean. Page block is tightly bound. Gift inscription to the first blank end-page, which is dated February 1949. The book was published in 1948. It is stated as 'FIRST PUBLISHED 1948' on the copyright page and no other dates or publications are mentioned. Few soiling marks through the book. Foxing is mainly noticeable to the page edges. Other than this, all pages are, clean, present and all tightly bound. - Thanks for looking. - Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CICLO. Revista bimestral. Arte, literatura, pensamiento, modernos. Nº 1 nov,/dic; Nº 2 marzo abril

      Boris Kordon e hijos 1948/49, Buenos Aires - "Debates On Aesthetics Iin The Second Phase Of Surrealism In Argentina". 2 vols.; 8vo; original wrappers. ALL PUBLISHED. THE "NEW" ARGENTINE AVANT-GARDE. In the second half of the 1940s a productive encounter took place in periodical publications of the time between the plastic arts and literature. This encounter led the way towards a new avant-garde aesthetic. The main thrust of this new aesthetic was to leave behind the preponderance of expressive elements in favor of pure invention. It is within this context that the journal CICLO appears, although its pages also dealt with topics of broader interest to the Americas, and included contemporary and international themes, as well as local production. Aldo Pellegrini, one of the periodical’s founders, was the creator of Surrealism in Argentina. These two issues of CICLO are printed in book format; both covers are illustrated with small portraits of artists, the first of Lazlo Mohogy-Nagy and the second of Piet Mondrian. From the first volume we highlight an article entitled "Surrealismo y surrealistas" ("Surrealism and Surrealists") from 1948, in which Aldo Pellegrini discusses the topic of Surrealism and its connections with political movements of the time. Another article worthy of mention, this one by Pellegrini and published in the second issue, is a long essay on "La conquista de lo maravilloso" ("The Conquest of the Marvelous"), a key topic in the construction of a Surrealist aesthetic. This second phase of the Argentine avant-garde, twenty years removed from the first one, sprang from a more mature outlook of this group of writers and artists who paved the way towards the development and fate of Surrealism in Argentina. 2vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) varias pp páginas [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ohne Titel (1948). Abstrakter Expressionismus. Öl auf Holz. 36 x 25,5 cm. Monogrammiert.

      Hans Hofmann: Ohne Titel (1948). Abstrakter Expressionismus. Öl auf Holz. 36 x 25,5 cm. Monogrammiert. Bezüglich des Erhaltungszustandes sehen Sie sich bitte die Photos an. Das Bild hat vor allem im Randbereich Farbabplatzer. Auf der Rückseite des Werkes befindet sich ein Moisio-Photographie-Aufkleber aus den Vierziger Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts, auf dem zusätzlich handschriftlich Hans Hofmann Provincetown 1948 vermerkt ist. Diese Arbeit Hofmanns stammt aus dem Besitz des Photographen Walfred Moisio (1910-2002). Hans Hofmann, einen der bedeutendsten abstrakten Maler des 20. Jahrhunderts, gilt es in Deutschland noch zu entdecken. Ausgebildet in München und Paris, wo er Künstlern wie Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris und Georges Rouault begegnete, etablierte sich der gebürtige Mittelfranke von 1930 an in den USA. Mit außerordentlich erfolgreichen Kunstschulen in New York und Provincetown übte er eine nachhaltige Wirkung auf eine ganze Generation amerikanischer Künstler der Nachkriegszeit aus. Er gilt als Katalysator des Abstrakten Expressionismus und beeinflusste Maler wie Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Philip Guston, Robert Motherwell oder Barnett Newman maßgeblich. Seine stilistisch variantenreichen, in kraftvollen Farben virtuos gestalteten Gemälde wurden in allen führenden Museen der USA ausgestellt und fanden Eingang in deren Sammlungen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bibliakos / Dr. Ulf Kruse]
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        10 Original-Photographien. Deset malíru. Úvodní básen Jaroslava Seiferta, kresby a úprava Karla Svolinského.

      4 Bl. Text, 10 Original-Photos im Format 30 x 24 cm der tschechischen Maler Cyril Bouda, Emil Filla, Ludvík Kuba, Josef Lada, Vojtech Sedlácek, Karel Svolinský, Václav Spála, Max Svabinský, Frantisek Tichý und Jan Zrzavy. - Alle Fotografien im unteren Rand von den Porträtierten signiert (mit Ausnahme von Václav Spála, der 1948 bereits verstorben war). Das Beiblatt signiert von Jaroslav Seifert und Frantisek Vopat. Alle Fotos verso mit dem Atelierstempel Vopats versehen, in illustr. Orig.-Kartonflügelmappe. Bester Zustand.

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