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        Kathe Kollwitz: Einundzwanzig Zeichnungen der spaten Jahre

      Berlin: Gebr. Mann. 1948. First. Folio. 21 matted prints with printed booklet, housed in a portfolio of printed quarter cloth and printed papercovered boards. Prints are fine, very slight soiling on the portfolio, very near fine. German artist Kollwitz (1867-1945) most often expressed her social conscience and pacifism through her lithographs, etchings and sculpture. Two of her more famous cycles of work, The Weavers and Peasant War, dramatize through art the historical suffering of the lowest classes. In 1920 she became the first woman elected into the Prussian Academy of Arts. There are two museums in Germany dedicated solely to her works and she is the subject of one chapter of William T. Vollmann's Europe Central which won the National Book Award in 2005. .

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        The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1948. First edition thus. Hardcover. 263pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Very good. Spine slightly cocked and faded. The spine ends are a bit discolored and bumped. There are several small indentations along the edges of the covers, and there are a few insignificant stains on the top edge of the text block. Light foxing on the endsheets. Tanned pages. The book is sturdy. The dust jacket is in very good condition. The edges are chipped, and have small closed tears. The longest closed tear is one inch long. Also age-toned and lightly rubbed. More heavily darkened at the spine, edges and folds. There are a few tiny stains on the front panel. Recknagel 441, Hagemann 71, Howard 3h, Farmer 19, Treverton 280. British movie edition of this classic B. Traven novel. Traven, one of the most elusive and mysterious novelists of the twentieth century, remains largely unknown despite the translation of his books into most major world languages. The majority of the English-speaking world knows Traven only through the movie version of "Treasure of the Sierra Madre," starring Humphrey Bogart.

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        Enciclopedia Cattolica.

      Sansoni, 1948. Ente per l'Enciclopedia Cattolica e per il libro cattolico. Dedicata a Pio XII. Opera completa di 12 voll., in 4°, in p. tela ed. Lettere e fregi in oro.sui piatti ed ai d. Leggera scoloritura della tela dei piatti.

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        The Oxford Illustrated Crown Edition Trollope; [Can You Forgive Her? , 2 Vols, Phineas Finn, 2 Vols, the Eustace Diamonds, 2 Vols, Phineas Redux, 2 Vols, the Prime Minister, the Duke's Children, the Warden, 2 Vols, Barchester Towers, 2 Vols. ] 15 Volume Set

      London: Oxford University Press. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1948. Hardcover. There is some ageing shades or foxing on some of the end papers, but, otherwise, a very handsome and attractive set. More images upon request. ; This is the full 15 volume Crown Edition with six volumes in two-volume set slip cases. Illustrated by Hector Whistler, Edward Ardizzone, Lynton Lamb, Charles Mozley, et al. Published at various times in the 1950's. Maroon cloth binding with bright gilt lettering on the spines. ; The Oxford Trollope Crown Edition; Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        [THREE PAPERS TRACING FEYNMAN'S PATH-INTEGRAL FORMULATION OF QUANTUM MECHANICS] "Space-time Approach to Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics" in Reviews of Modern Physics, Vol. 20, No. 2, April, 1948, pp. 367-388 WITH "Space-time approach to quantum electrodynamics" and "The Theory of Positrons" in: Physical Review, Vol. 76, 1949, pp. 769-89 and 749-59

      FIRST EDITIONS IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF THREE SEMINAL PAPERS BY FEYNMAN, TOGETHER TRACING THE AUTHOR'S NOBEL PRIZE WINNING "REFORMATION OF QUANTUM MECHANICS ITSELF" (American National Biography). The papers map the development of Feynman's path-integral formulation of quantum mechanics and present the Feynman diagram approach to quantum electrodynamics [introduced and developed here for the first time, in the second paper and third papers 'elegantly rewrite quantum theory'" (ibid)." In total, Feynman published seven papers on these subjects. The three offered here are without question the most important of the seven. Richard Feynman "had unusual mathematical skill, but his greatest virtues as a physicist were his physical intuition and his delight in finding simple and elegant approaches to problems that had baffled everyone else" (Peacock, The Quantum Revolution, 102). There are three pivotal formulations of quantum mechanics: Heisenberg's matrix formulation, Schrödinger's wave equation formulation, and Feynman's path-integral formulation. Feynman began work on his path-integral formulation because, as he often said, "he could not understand standard quantum theory and had to recreate it on his own" (ibid). Ultimately what distinguished Feynman's approach from the standard formalism lay not in outcomes, but in just this - his "conceptual approach. Heisenberg and Bohr had argued vehemently during the 1920s that quantum mechanics spelled the end for any type of visualization of the atomic domain. Feynman countered with [the path-integral formulation] an intuitive approach built around picturing the paths of particles through space and time" (DSB, XXI, 21). "The path-integral formulation of quantum mechanics is a description of quantum theory that generalizes the action principle of classical mechanics. It replaces the classical notion of a single, unique trajectory for a quantum particle or system by considering every possible path from one quantum state to the next, and calculating a "sum over the possibilities" (History of Physics: The Wenner Collection). "Feynman's path integral formulation was "another way of thinking about QED that is probably as visualizable as any theory of quantum fields is ever going to be, and relatively easy to calculate with. The key idea was to represent every possible particle interaction with a space-time diagram. Photon wordlines (their trajectories through spacetime) are represented by wavy lines, while particles such as electrons and positrons are straight lines or curves" (Peacock). In the first paper offered, the celebrated 1948 "Space-Time Approach to Non-relativistic Quantum Mechanics", Feynman introduces his path-integral method, describing it as a "'space-time approach to non-relativistic quantum mechanics' that was meant to provide an alternative to the very well-established formulation of quantum mechanical time-evolution based on the Schrödinger and the Heisenberg pictures of quantum mechanics" (Prugove ki, Principles of Quantum General Relativity), 88). "The lengthy paper focuses "on the 'Lagrangian' function for a particle, a particular combination of kinetic and potential energy familiar from classical mechanics. The probability that a quantum object would travel from one location, x1, at a time t1, to some other location, x2, at a later time t2, Feynman showed, could be calculated by summing over-that is, integrating-all of the possible paths through space and time that connected these two end points. The contribution of each path to the total would be weighted by its classical Lagrangian function evaluated along that path; hence, the technique became known as path integrals" (DSB). The second and third papers were published the following year in a single issue of the Physical Review. In the first, 'The Theory of Positrons,' Feynman presents his famous diagrams and explains them in detail, beginning with their application to the Schrödinger equation. Applying his approach to the Dirac equation provided a way of viewing the positron in which Dirac's original hole theory is no longer needed. The third paper, 'Space-Time Approach to Quantum Electrodynamics,' contains Feynman's rules and explains their usage. By these rules, computations for specific problems are simplified so much that Schwinger, much later, said: 'Like the silicon chip of more recent years, the Feynman diagram was bringing computation to the masses'" (Brandt, Harvest of the Century). The third paper uses the same notation and diagrams [as the second] but now "attacks the general problem of QED, involving, besides external potentials and photons, also the fields of the charged particles themselves, involving both real and virtual photons. This paper constitutes a textbook of Feynman's powerful methods for solving real problems in QED" (ibid). "The dramatic discovery that Feynman made is that the space-time description of a positron moving forward in time is EXACTLY equivalent to the same mathematical description of an electron moving backward through time along the same track in the Feynman diagram. In addition, because photons are their own antiparticles, there is no difference in this description between a photon moving forward in time and one moving backward in time. An electron proceeding through space and time meets an energetic photon, absorbs it, and is scattered backward BACKWARD IN TIME until it emits an energetic photon and recoils in such a way that it moves forward in time again. Instead of three particles, two electrons, and a positron in a complicated dance, we have one particle, one electron that zigzags its way through space AND time, colliding with photons here and there along the way" (Gribbin, In Search of Schrödinger's Cat, 187). Feynman (along with Tomonaga and Schwinger) won the 1965 Nobel Prize "for their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles" (Nobel Foundation). CONDITION & DETAILS: Two first editions in original wraps. Lancaster: American Physical Society. 4to (10.75 x 8 inches; 268 x 200mm). Continuously paginated pp.1934. Physical Review issue: Ex-libris with no markings at the spine whatsoever. There is a small stamp on the front flyleaf and title page; a handsome pictorial bookplate on the front paste down. Bright and clean throughout. Very good condition. Reviews of Modern Physics: Small name stamp on front wrap. Very slight rubbing at the edges, otherwise near fine condition.

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        LOUIS-FERDINAND CELINE Lettre autographe signée

      - Lettre autographe signée « F Céline » à l’éditeur Jean-Gabriel Daragnès. (Danemark 1948) ; 2 pages in-folio. Belle lettre de Céline dans son exil forcé qui peste contre les nouveaux dirigeants des éditions Denoël, éditions reprises après l’assassinat de Robert Denoël en 1945 à la libération, qui pense-t-il essayent de lui jouer un mauvais tour pour la prochaine sortie de « Féérie pour une autre fois » écrit au Danemark. Le livre sort finalement à son retour en France aux éditions Gallimard le 27 juin 1952, Gaston Gallimard ayant fait des pieds et des mains pour récupérer Céline : « Ça y est ! le vice triomphe ! Larron je suis ! voiliers innocents ! Elle va me retirer. Tout poil ! Jamais je toucherai un sol ! Mille bonnes raisons ! ( ) Je ne vois qu’un seul point ultime qui peut être le faire raquer. Lui jouer qui elle n’aura jamais Féérie pire je m’imprimerai à l’étranger sous un autre nom (transparent) si elle vient pas au fait Je veux un autre contrat pour le tout – avec espèces – réelles « sonnante ( ) De toutes façon je casserai mon contrat, il est léonin et nul – Je plaiderai et je gagnerai – qu’elle sera emmerdée et qu’en tout cas elle ne verra jamais Féérie ni la suite de Guignols (toute prête). Tu parles d’une averse ! » [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Other Voices, Other Rooms

      New York: Random House. (1948). First. First edition. Fine in very good dustwrapper with a small chip at the crown and a couple of short tears. A presentable copy of the author's first book. .

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        The Naked and the Dead

      Rinehart, New York 1948 - 721pp., black cloth d.w. N.Y.: Rinehart, (1948). First Edition. Very fine copy with review slip announcing publication on May 6, 1948, and a glossy publicity photo of Mailer. Presentation copy, 1976. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Seraph on the Suwanee: A Novel.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First edition of this humorous novel set in Florida, a place Hurston knew well, having been born in Eatonville, an entirely black Florida town. Octavo, original cloth. From the library of Henry Lee Moon with his and signature on the front free endpaper. Henry Lee Moon was an American journalist, author and civil rights activist. In 1948, Moon began working for the NAACP as their public relations director. Moon held the position until 1974. During his tenure at the NAACP, he promoted voting rights and encouraged the organization to work harder to elect politicians friendly to their cause. While at the NAACP, he also wrote the book Balance of Power and edited a collection of W. E. B. Du Bois' writings. In 1988, the library at the NAACP's headquarters in Baltimore was renamed in his memory. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. A nice association. Acclaimed for her pitch-perfect accounts of rural black life and culture, Zora Neale Hurston explores new territory with her novel Seraph on the Suwanee--a story of two people at once deeply in love and deeply at odds, set among the community of "Florida Crackers" at the turn of the twentieth century. Full of insights into the nature of love, attraction, faith, and loyalty, it follows young Arvay Henson, convinced she will never find true happiness, as she defends herself from unwanted suitors with hysterical fits and religious fervor. But into her life comes bright and enterprising Jim Meserve, who knows that Arvay is the woman for him, and nothing she can do will dissuade him.

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        DARK CARNIVAL.

      London: Hamish Hamilton, [1948]. London: Hamish Hamilton,. [1948]. cloth.. A fine copy in bright, nearly fine dust jacket (designed by Michael. Ayrton) with just a bit of very faint dust soiling to rear panel and. printed price clipped and "5s. NET" rubber-stamped on the front flap.. Overall, a superior copy of a scarce edition of this book which. seldom turns up in nice shape. (#140687). First British edition. Brief signed inscription dated 4 July 2000 by Bradbury to "Frank" on the front free endpaper. The author's first book. This edition collects twenty of the twenty-seven stories collected in the earlier Arkham House edition. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-34. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 254. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-42.

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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). Framed. 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."

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        LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN (1948)

      Universal International 1948 - Vintage original 81 x 41" (203 x 103 cm.) three sheet poster, USA. Louis Jourdan, Joan Fontaine, dir: Max Ophüls; Universal-International. The great Ophüls' genius for camera movement was never more exquisitely used than in this heartbreaking romantic masterpiece, about Fontaine's hopeless infatuation with the narcissistic Jourdan. On linen, with minor scattered small touch-ups, NEAR FINE

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        Coroner Creek: Original Poster for the Bantam Books Paperback Movie Tie-In Edition

      New York: Bantam Books. 1948. First. Poster printed in black and orange for the first Bantam Books paperback edition issued to coincide with the release of the motion picture starring Randolph Scott and Marguerite Chapman. Approximately 22" x 28". Very faint stain in the right-hand margin, else fine. The poster reproduces the front wrap of the paperback with an image of Scott in the background from the film. Very uncommon. .

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        USS GENERAL WILLIAM A MANN (AP 112) Slow Boat From China

      1948. Photographs mounted in a twin-screwpost commercial photograph album. Album lacks front cover. General signs of use to mounting leaves. About VG. Images generally clear & sharp, overall VG - VG+.. 30 leaves of black mounting-stock paper. 118 b/w photographs [evidence of some removed], plus 10 RPPCs. Most photographs captioned, as are all RPPCs. Album: 7-1/2" x 10-3/4". Images mainly 2-1/2" x 3-1/4" [xx] and 3-1/2" x 5-1/8" The "General W. A. Mann, a P2-type troopship, was built by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company of Kearny, New Jersey, in 1942-43 and commissioned on the date of acquisition, 13 October 1943, Comdr. Paul S. Maguire, USNR, in command. ... From 2 November 1945 to 5 January 1946 she made a round trip voyage from Seattle to Nagasaki and Wakayama, Japan, setting the pattern of a series of "Magic Carpet" passages and "Diaper Runs" in which servicemen and their families were carried to and from the Far East. She stood duty as a "Guam Ferry" and continued to transport men and material until transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service in October 1949." [Wiki] This photo album, obviously compiled by one of the ship's enlisted crew, documents one such voyage in 1948. And while there are a goodly number of photographs depicting the sailor's crewmate's [e.g., "Doc Moose" & "Chief Dees (The Slave Driver)"], there are also a significant number depicting the ship & shipboard life ["Doctor and Chief Rankin Stacking the Chow", "Captain's Inspection Aboard the Mann", & "One of the Main Engine Rooms on the Mann"], other vessels [e.g., "S.S. Cleveland on her Maiden Voyage", "Tin Can at Pearl Harbor" & "Sea Plane Tender at San Diego"], and places visited on the voyage [e.g., "Tied up at Pearl Harbor", "Comming [sic] Up The Wangpoo River to Shanghia China" & "Anchored Out in Manila Bay in the Phillippines"]. Most of the RPPCs depict life in Hawaii [e.g., "Banana Tree", "Kau Kau Corner, Honolulu" & "Hula Girls & Canoe"]. All-in-all, a nice visual record documenting this ship's 1948 voyage.

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1947 Through November/December1948

      British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Photos of operators at work in Haney, Nanaimo and Port Moody; $35 million improvement and expansion programme; Rotation billing will be inaugurated in March; Ed Tomer terminates 44-year career; Victoria says good-bye to George Gaetz; Daniel G. Houston - he installed phones in the horse-and-wagon days; Retirement of Thomas (Tom) Smith; photos of W.J. Jefree's clothing store and W.J. Pendray soap works, both in Victoria - the first commercial firms in British Columbia to be linked by a telephone line, in 1880; Photo of Nanaimo's first telephone office in 1887 at the fruit store of Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Cavalsky; Photo of splicer's school; Annual report reveals record demand for service as result of great growth of province; World telephone network is operating again; A farewell to Dave Falconer; The telephone situation as we see it today; Hammond-Haney toll charges eliminated; From Office Boy to District Plant Chief - Lindsay Morrison; High school visitors to the Hasting's operator area; New Building Commemorates Name of First Company President, William Farrell - article with photos; A Report on the telephone situation in B.C.; Thirty-Four Years of Phone Service at Parksville; First commercial VHF circuits now in service here; Toll Chief Operator weds Chief Engineer - A.H. Lemmon and Lila Boden; advertising slogans; Wirephoto service comes to Vancouver; Telephony made great Strides during Labelle Career - Eugene P. LaBelle retires after 44 years in telephony *THIS APPEARS TO BE THE PERSONAL COPY OF MR. LABELLE AS HIS NAME IS STAMPED ON TOP EDGE OF TEXT*; A.C. Bull Elected Federation President; Photo of lovely twin sister operators in Vancouver; Photos behind the scenes at the Victoria Plant Building; New Dial Offic, 'Cedar', Now in Service; 800,000 phone calls per day in Vancouver; Wage increases for 1,000 plant employees; Meet the Executive Assistant's Department - many photos; Nearly 3,800 Bayview phones 'cut' to Cedar; Revenue accounting girls adopt three orphans; replica's of 3 recent billboards, 2 of which include suggestions for party line use; misc. photos of Fraser Valley operators; 1947 was record year despite shortages; *Car phone* service now available - with photo; Leo Griggs, Nanaimo Plant Head, retires; Fifteen years ago; Three blind mice in South America - Kathleen Stephen and Catherine Wilson recall their trip; Ads advise fewer calls, shorter calls - with 2 ads; "Newton" joins our telephone family - story and photos; 1947 progress was offset by record demand annual report points out; 37 years of ups and downs - Percy Turley, cable-splicing foreman; Miss Gertrude Greaves honoured; Photos of Seymour (Vancouver) operators; photo of radiotelephone transmitting station at Lulu Island; various photos inside Kamloops office with staff; article on John (Jack) C. Hemer; Operators learn Human Nature's Queer Quirks; Newspaper columnist visits new William Farrell Building; Trans-Canada phone system construction job resumed - text and photos; photos of staff and facilities at Princeton; Spirit of service triumphs over flood - photos of washed out Mission bridge and more, plus article; PNE float photos; Introducing the company's new business library; New submarine cable links Vancouver and North Shore - photos and text; T. Percy Waters retires; Banner phone year despite continued shortages; Meet the Telephone Company's Traffic Engineer - Ralph S. Argue; and more. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight and square. . Good. 1948. First Edition.

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        BOTTEGHE OSCURE.

      Napoli/Roma, Ricciardi / Istituto Grafico Tiberino, 1948-1960. In-8 p., brossura orig. Di questa importante rivista letteraria semestrale offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" in 25 ”Quaderni”, dal n. I (luglio 1948, il solo pubblicato da Ricciardi a Napoli) al n. XXV (1960). Uniamo anche 3 fascicoli dedicati ai “Poeti inglesi e americani”, con traduzioni a cura di S. Rosati, N. Ruffini, H. Furst e G.B. contenuti nei Quaderni: II (1948, di pp. 62) - III (1949, di pp. 14) - VI (1950, di pp. 53) + 2 Indici: 1948-1952 (bross., pp. 30) e 1949-1960 in lingua inglese (tela, pp. 136). La rivista "Botteghe Oscure" prende il nome dalla omonima via di Roma, in cui aveva sede la direzione e redazione del periodico. E' pubblicata in quaderni semestrali - in primavera e in autunno - numerati in successione di cifre romane, di ca. 3/500 pagg. cad. Dal n. IV (1949) è redattore stabile Giorgio Bassani. I Quaderni sono articolati in sezioni che pubblicano la produzione degli scrittori secondo la madre lingua di appartenenza. Il Quaderno n. I è interamente dedicato agli scrittori italiani; dal Quaderno n. II sono pubblicati testi in lingua francese e inglese, a cui poi si aggiungeranno, con minore frequenza, testi in lingua tedesca e spagnola. Il maggiore spazio è occupato dalla produzione in lingua inglese - e in inglese vengono pubblicate pagine tradotte dalla poesia coreana, olandese, filippina, indiana, polacca e pakistana. Nella ns. raccolta solo qualche brossura con fiorit. e nei nn. X e XVII picc. manc. al piatto poster.; il n. XVII anche con aloni margin. sulle ultime 6 cc. A parte questi difetti è tutta ben conservata e in alcuni volumi anche intonsa.

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        Drole De Menage : textes de dessins de Jean Cocteau (Inscribed and with a unique drawing signed by Jean Cocteau to the half-title)

      Paul Morihien 1948 - The First French Printing published by Paul Morihien in 1948. First edition, trade issue, limited to 2000 copies, text in French with a total edition of 2720 copies. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, 56 pages, illustrated reproducing drawings, in color, by Jean Cocteau. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition with a little loss at the spine ends. Some toning to the stiff card cover edges with a small mark to the lower front leading edge. The binding remains tight. Toning to the page edges but the text and illustrations remain fresh and clean. Covers protected within a loose mylar cover. Inscribed and with a unique drawing signed by Jean Cocteau to the half-title: ' A Carmen (?), son vieil ami, de tout coeur, Jean x 1959'. A nonsense tale, by Jean Cocteau, for children, about the marriage of the Sun and the Moon, and their mischievous children, who are taught lessons by a dog. Cocteau's Only Children's Title. Scarce with such attributes. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        BOTTEGHE OSCURE.

      Ricciardi / Istituto Grafico Tiberino, 1948. In-8 p., brossura orig. Di questa importante rivista letteraria semestrale offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" in 25 "Quaderni", dal n. I (luglio 1948, il solo pubblicato da Ricciardi a Napoli) al n. XXV (1960). Uniamo anche 3 fascicoli dedicati ai "Poeti inglesi e americani", con traduzioni a cura di S. Rosati, N. Ruffini, H. Furst e G.B. contenuti nei Quaderni: II (1948, di pp. 62) - III (1949, di pp. 14) - VI (1950, di pp. 53) + 2 Indici: 1948-1952 (bross., pp. 30) e 1949-1960 in lingua inglese (tela, pp. 136). La rivista "Botteghe Oscure" prende il nome dalla omonima via di Roma, in cui aveva sede la direzione e redazione del periodico. E' pubblicata in quaderni semestrali - in primavera e in autunno - numerati in successione di cifre romane, di ca. 3/500 pagg. cad. Dal n. IV (1949) è redattore stabile Giorgio Bassani. I Quaderni sono articolati in sezioni che pubblicano la produzione degli scrittori secondo la madre lingua di appartenenza. Il Quaderno n. I è interamente dedicato agli scrittori italiani; dal Quaderno n. II sono pubblicati testi in lingua francese e inglese, a cui poi si aggiungeranno, con minore frequenza, testi in lingua tedesca e spagnola. Il maggiore spazio è occupato dalla produzione in lingua inglese - e in inglese vengono pubblicate pagine tradotte dalla poesia coreana, olandese, filippina, indiana, polacca e pakistana. Nella ns. raccolta solo qualche brossura con fiorit. e nei nn. X e XVII picc. manc. al piatto poster.; il n. XVII anche con aloni margin. sulle ultime 6 cc. A parte questi difetti è tutta ben conservata e in alcuni volumi anche intonsa.

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

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1948–54 - 6 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set handsomely bound. With diagrams and tables throughout the text. First editions of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. As Max Beloff observed, 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: "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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        Edgar Jené

      Edition originale imprimée à 700 exemplaires numérotés.Ouvrage illustré de reproductions d'oeuvre d'Edgar Jené.Envoi autographe daté et signé d'Edgar Jené au grand résistant Gilbert Grandval : "A monsieur Grandval haut commissaire de la France en Sarre - avec la joie de retrouver mon pays libre - hommage respectueux.Agréable exemplaire.  Agathon Wien 1948 16,5x23,5cm broché

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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 edges red, grey endpapers decorated with a design that alternates a lion passant with the initials W.S.C. With the typographical dust jackets with background design as per the endpapers. Maps and diagrams, some folding. A very good set in slightly rubbed and chipped jackets, sunned at the spine. First UK editions, first impressions, of the UK edition of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. Cassell were scrupulous in incorporating Churchill's extensive revisions, and Churchill always insisted that the UK edition was definitive. Signed and dated by Churchill on the half-title of volume I in 1951. Facing the signature is a lengthy inscription attesting that the volume was signed by Churchill "sur le train Ferry-Boat", as recorded in Day-book 97 of the Commissariat Spécial de Police des Renseignements Généraux de la Gare de Paris-Nord, and witnessed by Le Commissaire Spécial next to the commissariat ink-stamp. Churchill was passing through Paris on his way back from a winter break in Marrakech, and on the evening in question he "had dined with Odette Pol Roger, whose champagne, as well as whose company, he always enjoyed" (Gilbert, VIII, p.589). The set was bought from direct descendants of the original owner, and family "legend" has it that a friend worked for the commissariat and, having advance knowledge of Churchill's travel arrangements, suggested that he would be able to get their copy signed for them, and did so. 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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        Of Flight and Life

      New York: Charles Scribners, 1948. First Edition. First printing Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5". In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/4" deep by 1/8" wide chip at the upper corner of the front panel at the fold to the spine area and several closed tears and related creasing around the edges of the front panel. Signed and warmly inscribed "To Dr. and Mrs. Charles A Beard | With great admiration | and best wishes" by the author and famous pilot in the year of publication. It is unfortunate though that the inscription is blurred by either the ink from Lindbergh's pen or the ink from another handwritten, ink note having been laid-in before it dried. This is an outstanding example of an association copy inscribed by one luminary to another. Lindbergh needs little in the way of introduction other than to say his signature is not often seen. Dr. Charles A. Beard was one of the most influential historians of the early 20th century and author of many books on history and political science and is best known for a book he co-wrote with his wife, The Rise of American Civilization in 1927. However, the link between Lindbergh and the Beards became more firmly cemented in the mid to late 1930's when both took a firm isolationist stand against Roosevelt in his attempts to bring the United States into war with Germany. Both men ultimately paid a dear price for their support of the Anti-War Movement. 56 pages of text. A very nice collectable copy.

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        Novelty Neck Tie, Original Samples : Neck Tie 48-1 (Vol. 102); Neck Tie 48-2 (Vol. 103); Neck Tie 48-3 (Vol. 103). 3-vol. set (Complete) [WITH 180 SAMPLES OF NISHIJIN-ORI NECKTIE FABRIC]

      Textile Report Co., Ltd, Kyoto 1948 - Folio (12 x 9"). [1], 12, [1]; [1], 12, [1]; [1], 12, [1]pp. Original spiral bound wrappers with brown lettering to front covers. Title pages in red lettering.Illustrated with no less than 180 mounted textile samples in rich vibrant colors (60 per volume), this splendid three-volume catalogue contains the full 1948 collection of Nishijin-ori* neckties from a Kyoto manufacturer. The silk samples have different patterns and designs, with each measuring 4 1/4 x 1", except for the last sample of the first volume which measures 2 3/4 x 1", and three of the second volume measuring 3 x 1".Volume 48-1 with closed tear at head of spine, and pages 6 to 12 partly disbound. Title pages in Japanese and English. Wrappers in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition. * Nishijin-ori's origins are with the Yasushi family, who immigrated to Kyoto from China around the 5th to 6th century and introduced how to make silk textiles to the local people. By the 8th century, the royal court had created an official branch to supervise the textile artists and their production. These artisans used to live together around Chouza machi, Kamigyo ku, Kyoto, which became a textile Mecca. Between 1467 and 1477, Kyoto suffered a long period of civil war between the East and the West, and many artisans fled Kyoto. As a result, the whole industry was almost extinguished. However, after the war, the artisans returned to Kyoto and revived the textile industry in the area of Imagawa, Omiya. Since then, the name has been used for the method of weaving to create designs and patterns using dyed threads in Kyoto. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Beast in Me and Other Animals

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1948. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. James Thurber. A FULL-PAGE INSCRIPTION FROM JAMES THURBER on the front free endpaper. A solid copy to boot of the 1948 stated 1st edition. Tight and VG (with mild sunning at the spine ends) in a bright, price-clipped, slightly-cropped dustjacket, with very light soiling to the panels. Octavo, illustrated by the author himself. "A New Collection of Pieces and Drawings About Human Beings and Less Alarming Creatures"

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1947 Through November/December1948

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia 1948 - Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Photos of operators at work in Haney, Nanaimo and Port Moody; $35 million improvement and expansion programme; Rotation billing will be inaugurated in March; Ed Tomer terminates 44-year career; Victoria says good-bye to George Gaetz; Daniel G. Houston - he installed phones in the horse-and-wagon days; Retirement of Thomas (Tom) Smith; photos of W.J. Jefree's clothing store and W.J. Pendray soap works, both in Victoria - the first commercial firms in British Columbia to be linked by a telephone line, in 1880; Photo of Nanaimo's first telephone office in 1887 at the fruit store of Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Cavalsky; Photo of splicer's school; Annual report reveals record demand for service as result of great growth of province; World telephone network is operating again; A farewell to Dave Falconer; The telephone situation as we see it today; Hammond-Haney toll charges eliminated; From Office Boy to District Plant Chief - Lindsay Morrison; High school visitors to the Hasting's operator area; New Building Commemorates Name of First Company President, William Farrell - article with photos; A Report on the telephone situation in B.C.; Thirty-Four Years of Phone Service at Parksville; First commercial VHF circuits now in service here; Toll Chief Operator weds Chief Engineer - A.H. Lemmon and Lila Boden; advertising slogans; Wirephoto service comes to Vancouver; Telephony made great Strides during Labelle Career - Eugene P. LaBelle retires after 44 years in telephony *THIS APPEARS TO BE THE PERSONAL COPY OF MR. LABELLE AS HIS NAME IS STAMPED ON TOP EDGE OF TEXT*; A.C. Bull Elected Federation President; Photo of lovely twin sister operators in Vancouver; Photos behind the scenes at the Victoria Plant Building; New Dial Offic, 'Cedar', Now in Service; 800,000 phone calls per day in Vancouver; Wage increases for 1,000 plant employees; Meet the Executive Assistant's Department - many photos; Nearly 3,800 Bayview phones 'cut' to Cedar; Revenue accounting girls adopt three orphans; replica's of 3 recent billboards, 2 of which include suggestions for party line use; misc. photos of Fraser Valley operators; 1947 was record year despite shortages; *Car phone* service now available - with photo; Leo Griggs, Nanaimo Plant Head, retires; Fifteen years ago; Three blind mice in South America - Kathleen Stephen and Catherine Wilson recall their trip; Ads advise fewer calls, shorter calls - with 2 ads; "Newton" joins our telephone family - story and photos; 1947 progress was offset by record demand annual report points out; 37 years of ups and downs - Percy Turley, cable-splicing foreman; Miss Gertrude Greaves honoured; Photos of Seymour (Vancouver) operators; photo of radiotelephone transmitting station at Lulu Island; various photos inside Kamloops office with staff; article on John (Jack) C. Hemer; Operators learn Human Nature's Queer Quirks; Newspaper columnist visits new William Farrell Building; Trans-Canada phone system construction job resumed - text and photos; photos of staff and facilities at Princeton; Spirit of service triumphs over flood - photos of washed out Mission bridge and more, plus article; PNE float photos; Introducing the company's new business library; New submarine cable links Vancouver and North Shore - photos and text; T. Percy Waters retir [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EVERY IDLE DREAM

      London: Collins, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. With Illustrations by Elinor Darwin. London: Collins, 1948. First edition. The grandson of British naturalist Charles Darwin, Bernard Darwin (1876-1961) was an accomplished amateur golfer who covered the sport for The Times from 1907 to 1953 and for Country Life from 1907 to 1961, becoming the first writer ever to cover golf on a daily basis, rather than as an occasional feature. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2005. In the twenty-nine essays in this collection, Darwin elaborates on such varied topics as his boyhood attachment to tin soldiers, his "fundamentalist's" faith in Sherlockiana, his affection for small railroad junctions situated thrillingly close to some favorite golf links, the "restful excitement" of watching a cricket match, and the pleasures of a day spent in bed. Signed by Darwin on the title page. Octavo. Original gray cloth binding, with gilt titles. The spine is touch sun faded. Some light edgewear to the dust jacket, with a bit of mild foxing to the rear panel and flap; otherwise very good.

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        Le prince

      La tradition 1948 - Reliure demi cuir à bandes, couverture conservée, 158p. Mis en français par Amelot de la Houssaye. Gravures au burin de C.P. Josso. Exemplaire n°308/400 sur grand vélin à la forme.

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        El tunel.

      Editorial Sur, Buenos Aires 1948 - Ernesto SABATO: El tunel. Buenos Aires, Editorial Sur, 1948. 185p. 1h. Ejemplar firmado y dedicado por el autor. Rústica. Primera edición. Buen estado general aunque el lomo tiene desgastes y una cinta scocht. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Knock ou le triomphe de la medecine Illustre par Jacques Touchet Preface de Louis Jouvet

      Angers: Editions Jacques-Petit, 1948. One of 1590 copies on velin pur chiffon de Johannot from a total edition of 2000. 8vo. Handsomely bound in 3/4 blue-green morocco and green paste-paper boards, blind-stamped with graph design wrapped around upper and lower covers, spine smooth, title gilt, top edge gilt, original covers bound in, fine. Illustrated with four double-page drawings in pen and watercolor after Touchet plus 71 drawings in-texte. Printed on the presses of Editions de l'Ouest, the color executed in pochoir by the publisher. Knock, a three-act comedy, was performed for the first time at the Comedie des Champs-Elysees on the 15 December, 1923 under the direction of Jacques Hebertot, with mise-en-scene and decor by Louis Jouvet, who also acted in the play.

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        Seraph on the Suwanee: A Novel.

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1948 - First edition of this humorous novel set in Florida, a place Hurston knew well, having been born in Eatonville, an entirely black Florida town. Octavo, original cloth. From the library of Henry Lee Moon with his and signature on the front free endpaper. Henry Lee Moon was an American journalist, author and civil rights activist. In 1948, Moon began working for the NAACP as their public relations director. Moon held the position until 1974. During his tenure at the NAACP, he promoted voting rights and encouraged the organization to work harder to elect politicians friendly to their cause. While at the NAACP, he also wrote the book Balance of Power and edited a collection of W. E. B. Du Bois' writings. In 1988, the library at the NAACP's headquarters in Baltimore was renamed in his memory. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. A nice association. Acclaimed for her pitch-perfect accounts of rural black life and culture, Zora Neale Hurston explores new territory with her novel Seraph on the Suwanee--a story of two people at once deeply in love and deeply at odds, set among the community of "Florida Crackers" at the turn of the twentieth century. Full of insights into the nature of love, attraction, faith, and loyalty, it follows young Arvay Henson, convinced she will never find true happiness, as she defends herself from unwanted suitors with hysterical fits and religious fervor. But into her life comes bright and enterprising Jim Meserve, who knows that Arvay is the woman for him, and nothing she can do will dissuade him. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A l'ombre des Jeunes filles en fleurs

      nrf GALLIMARD, PAris 1948 - Tome premier illustré de vingt-cinq gravures par J. E. Laboureur. Tome second illustré de vingt-cinq gravures par Jacques Boullaire - Paris, NRF 1948 - 2 tomes - in4 br. couvertures rempliées, sous chemises cartonnées, 291 et 271pp, le tout dans un emboitage carton - Rousseurs éparses au dos des chemises et à l'emboitage, et très légères sur tranche supérieures des livres - Exemplaire n°189/440 sur Vélin de Lana après 35 sur pur fil de Rives. J. E. Laboureur est mort après avoir illustré le T1, le T2 a donc été confié à J. Boullaire que l'on peut remercier d'avoir respecté l'esprit de l'ouvrage. Un bel ensemble illustré en sépia dans le texte avec bandeaux et frontispices en couleurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        George Washington (Seven Volume Complete Set)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948 - 1957. All volumes are first editions. first printings All seven volumes are in fine condition in dark blue decorated cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spines and with blind embossed seals on the front boards. The end papers for each book are decorated with maps of various sections of the United States which have bearing on the text within each volume. Volumes I and II are contained within a near fine, paper covered slip case with rubbing to the corners of the opening. Volumes III and IV are also contained within a very good+, paper covered slip case with rubbing to the corners of the opening. Both volumes V and VI are contained within their own near fine, paper covered slip cases. Volume VII is without its issued dust jacket, and is the only volume in this set not contained within a slip case. None of the seven are in dust jackets. (Volume VII was the only one published with a jacket.) Vol. VII (which is difficult to locate in first edition in collectable condition) was started by Freeman; but, he died before completing the work. Two members of his loyal staff, J. A. Carroll and M. W. Ashworth, completed it for him. Freeman's other major biographies included Robert E. Lee (for which he won the Pulitzer Prize), and his follow-on book: Lee's Lieutenants. An extremely attractive, and complete set of Freeman's landmark series and one of his most important biographies. None of the volumes contain any prior ownership markings, book plates, dates or notes.

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        Max Ernst - Paul Eluard - A L'Intérieur de la Vue - 8 Poemes visibles - Nr. 313 (Auflage: 600), 1948

      Pierre Seghers, Paris 1948 - Broschiert, mit farbig illustriertem Umschlag (mit Wiederholung des Titels). 21 x 14 cm, 39 ganzseitige, (hiervon 7 farb.) Repros nach Collagen, die Max Ernst 1931 fertigte. Die Gedichte von Paul Eluard sind 1946 entstanden. Überschriften und Initialen in Violett gedruckt. Umschlag aus Pergamin-Papier. 610 numerierte Exemplare, hier Nr. 313; Text Französisch; Umschlag etwas angebräunt, leicht bestoßen, kaum angeschmutzt, Umschlag-Rückseite mit sehr kleiner Beschädigung, Einband nahezu ohne Gebrauchsspuren, sauber, Schnitt etwas angebräunt, sauber, Seiten kaum angebräunt, sauber, guter Zustand. Size: 8° [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Campaign of '48 in Star Cartoons

      1948. First Edition . Signed. (SNYDER, John Wesley) BERRYMAN, Clifford K., BERRYMAN, James T. and CROCKETT, Gibson. The Campaign of ‘48 in Star Cartoons. Washington, D.C.: The Evening Star Newspaper Company, 1948. Quarto, contemporary limp coated paper binding, patterned endpapers, original illustrated stiff paper wrappers bound in; pp. [82]. $1500.First edition of this collection of political cartoons from The Washington Star chronicling the 1948 presidential campaign, inscribed to the daughter of Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder by the three artists.“The cartoons reproduced in this book first appeared on Page One of The [Washington] Star… The story is all here, together with the humor, wit and sting. So is a lot of the truth.” The three cartoonists whose art fills this book have signed and inscribed their photographs on page [2]. Clifford Berryman's inscription reads, “To My Charming Friend ‘Drucie Snyder,' with pleasant memories of our first meeting. Cordially, your friend, Cliff K. Berryman.” He has added a small sketch of a bear saying, “I like ‘Drucie,' too!” James Berryman has simply inscribed, “Regards, Jim Berryman.” Crockett's inscription reads, “With Sincere Best Wishes to ‘Drucie' Snyder, Gib Crockett.” Inscribed to the daughter of John Wesley Snyder, President Truman's secretary of the Treasurer. “Snyder's first task as Treasury secretary was the reorganization of the department for peacetime operations… [He] instituted the first uniform accounting system for the federal government… Given the importance of foreign aid to the Truman administration's containment policy, Snyder helped develop programs to rebuild Germany and Japan and contributed to the drafting of the Marshall Plan and the Truman Doctrine” (ANB). Small ticket to front free endpaper.Interior clean. Binding with light rubbing to spine, gilt lettering bright. A near-fine inscribed association copy.

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        True Crime #4 1948-Morphine / dope-Jack Cole-Canadian edition-rare Golden-Age

      Alval Pub 1948 - -Rare Canadian edition has an original cover that did not appear on a U.S. edition. -Contains the famous and historic JACK COLE story: "MURDER, MORPHINE AND ME!" -True confessions of a dope smuggler. -Used in PARADE OF PLEASURE. -Violence and terror, 32 page issue, historic. -Tape on spine. Condition: VG

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        BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL

      McCLOSKEY, ROBERT. McCLOSKEY,ROBERT. BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL. NY: Viking 1948 (1948). Oblong 4to (11 1/4 x 8 3/4"), pictorial cloth, fine in dust wrapper (dw better than VG, slightly frayed on spine ends and corners with a small closed tear). 1st edition, first printing of the hardest to find McCloskey book. Illustrated in blue line to accompany a story written about McCloskey's own daughter. This is a really nice copy. See Bader p.156 -7. Caldecott Honor.

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        Les mauvais coups

      First edition, one of 40 numbered copies on vellum of the Marais, only large paper.Signed autograph of Roger Vailland Max-Philippe Delatte "... the less badly arranged my novels ..."A small trace of insolation in the top and bottom of the back, first guard lightly shaded.  Editions du Sagittaire Paris 1948 12x19cm broché

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        The Road Through the Wall

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, 1948. First Edition. A presentable copy of the author's first book, a "study of a single neighborhood in a San Francisco Bay area community in 1936" (HANNA 1896). BAIRD 1298. First Printing. Octavo; rust-orange cloth, with titles stamped in white on spine; dustjacket; 271pp. The usual tanning to text with some trivial wear along lower board edges; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, gently sunned at spine and flap folds, with a triangular chip at lower left corner of the rear panel; Very Good+.

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        The Road through the Wall

      Farrar Straus & Company 1948 - Like New Book. First Edition, First Printing. NOT a remainder. NOT a book club edition. NOT price-clipped ($2.75 price intact). Published by Farrar Straus & Company, 1948. Orange cloth boards with white stamped spine lettering. Book is like new with some toning to page ends; otherwise clean and unmarked. Tight, sharp corners. Dust jacket is very good with some light edge wear. Has tape repair done to spine top and bottom. No writing, highlighting, underlining, dog ears, etc. Pages and boards crisp and straight. Spine un-broken with no spine lean. A very attractive first edition of Shirley Jackson’s first book. Scarce in jacket. Octavo. 271 pages. 100% positive feedback. 30 day money back guarantee. NEXT DAY SHIPPING! Excellent customer service. Please email with any questions or if you would like a photo. All books packed carefully and ships with free delivery confirmation/tracking. All books come with free bookmarks. Ships from Southampton, New York. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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