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        Martinique charmeuse de serpents

      first edition, one of the 15 numbered copies on Holland paper, drawing of head. Our copy is complete, in frontispiece, of the original lithography of André Masson. Illustrations of André Masson. Rare and beautiful. Editions du sagittaire Paris 1948 14,5x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        La Lampe dans l'horloge

      Editions Robert Marin Collection " L'Age d'or ", Paris 1948 - EDITION ORIGINALE publiée dans cette collection dirigée par Henri Parisot. Frontispice de Toyen. Hors texte, photo de l'auteur dans le parc du château de Lacoste par Elisa Breton. Un des 350 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches contenant insérée une LITHOGRAPHIE originale en violet de TOYEN, signée dans la pierre. Ces exemplaires de tête sont non rognés, sous chemise à rabat couvrant les grandes marges. >>>JOINT une PHOTOGRAPHIE originale, tirage de presse d'époque (13 x 8 cm) montrant André Breton et Gary Davis lors de la conférence à la Salle Pleyel le 4 décembre 1948. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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        50 secrets of magic craftsmanship. Translated by Haakon Chevalier

      New York: Dial Press, 1948. First edition. 192 p. Black cloth. Spine gilt faded as usual, but an excellent copy in a dust jacket, price-clipped, and with only very minor edge wear.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Parler seul. Poème. Lithographie de Joan Miró

      Maeght, Paris 1948 - Miró. - Tristan Tzara. Parler seul. Poème. Paris , Maeght, 1948-50. Fol. Mit 72 meist farbigen Lithographien von Joan Miró, davon 19 ganzseitig. Lose Bogen in collagierter Chemise mit farb. Lith., Mappe und Schuber, jeweils mit farb. Lithographie. Cramer 17. Rauch 378. Mourlot 102, 104 u. 107. Boston 206, mit Farbtafel. Kornfeld u. Klipstein 141, 95. Strachan 339, Abb. S. 123. Katalog Musée. Ville de Paris 410. - Eines von 200 ( gesamt 253 ) num. Exemplaren auf Malacca -Velin, Druckvermerk von Künstler und Verfasser signiert. - Chemise mit leichter Lichtspur, sehr guter Zustand [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Konvolut Pataphysique.

      Umfangreiches Konvolut des besonders in den 1960er Jahren in Kunst und Literatur einflussreichen Collège de Pataphysique, das einen bis heute aktiven und lange Zeit geheimen Zusammenschluss von Wissenschaftlern, Literaten und Intellektuellen darstellt. Gegründet 1948 in Paris, als Vereinigung zur Förderung von Studien der ?Pataphysik?, einem vom französischen Schriftsteller Alfred Jarry (1873?1907) erdachten absurdistischen Wissenschaftskonzept. Der Begriff der Pataphysik wurde vom Schriftsteller Alfred Jarry im Theaterstück Roi Ubu als Persiflage auf die Naturwissenschaft geprägt. Das Collège hat eine esoterische Verfassung, die in ihrer Struktur und rätselhaften Sprache an freimaurerische Statuten erinnert. Wie in einer Loge gibt es unterschiedliche Grade der Mitgliedschaft. Das Collège benutzt intern eine eigene Zeitrechnung, die mit Alfred Jarrys Geburt am 8. September 1873 beginnt. - Neben einigen Heften mit wissenschaftlichen und literarischen Studien aus den verschiedenen vom Collège herausgegebene Schriftenreihen (siehe unten) auch mit diversen internen Veröffentlichungen (u.a: Troisième Manifeste / N?oubliez pas de renouvelez votre abonnement! / Èlection / Collection des Cahiers du Collège de Pataphysique / Institutum Pataphysicum Mediolanense (68 x 49 cm) / 1 gelaufenes Kuvert hs. adressiert an den österr. Schriftsteller u. Mitredakteur der Lit.zeitschrift ?Eröffnungen? Hannes Schneider von R[aymond] Fleury A.O.G.C.O.E. du Collège de Pataphysique [] (Stemp.). Enthält u.a. ein Carnet-Spécimen m. 23 Marken / Timbres auf 4 Bll. 1 Theaterzettel (2fach) für die Aufführung eines Stückes von Jarry (1966 im Theatre Kaleidoscope in Paris). - Umfasst folgende Werke aus den Schriftenreihen: I: Ferry, Jean. Une autre Étude sur Raymond Roussel. Leçons de Petit Apparat sur les Chants I, III, & IV des Nouvelles impressions dAfrique, professées en la susdite Chaire durant les années 88 & 89 E.P (= Collège de Pataphysique XCI). [Paris], Collège de Pataphysique (11 gidouille 91 [= 25 Juni 1964]). Gr.-8. Reihentit., Tit. 48(6) S. Mit einigen kl. Textabb. Gelber OKart. Einbd. etw. angestaubt, Vorderdeckel eselsohrig. - Eines von 888 Ex. (eines von 555 auf Simillimi-Chiffon) pour les Membres dudit Collège. / II: Jarry, Alfred. Les Les Antliaclastes. Drame en trois actes. (Colle?ge de Pataphysique XCII). Saint-Brieuc, (Colle?ge de Pataphysique / Imp. Firmin-Didot 1964). 8. 28(2) S. OBrosch. Papierbed. gebräunt. ? Nr. 358 von 666 Ex. / III: Petitfaux, Georges. Petit A-B-C de quelques idées reçues parmi les Membres du Collège de Pataphysique pour les commodités de la conversation. (Colle?ge de Pataphysique XCIII Collection des Phynances III). [Paris], Collège de Pataphysique 29 clinamen 93 [= 19-20 April 1966]). Quer-8. 35(3) S. OBrosch. - Eines von 999 Ex. (Nr.348 v. 377 ?Exemplaire de luxe sur Grand Papier bleu & numerotés?). / IV: Subsidia pataphysica. Troisième et nouvelle série. Numéro 0 et numéro 1. Paris, Collège de Pataphysique 28 tatane XCII E.P. [= 1965] u. 29 sable 93 E.P [=1965]. 8. 84 u. 103(1) S. Illustr. OKart. - Die ersten 2 von 28 Heften. / V: Daumal, René u. Roger Gilbert-Lecomte, Le lyon rouge suivi de La tempête des cygnes ou La conquête des signes. (= Collection Haha. 91). [Paris], Collège de Pataphysique XCI E. P. [= 1964]. 10,5 x 10 cm. 21(3) S. Illlustr. OBrosch. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

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        Saint Nicolas. A Cantata. [Op. 42] - SIGNED SCORE

      London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1948. First. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Vocal score. 8vo. 33pp. [PN] 16343.  Bound in brown cloth boards, scattered foxing, overall fine. Signed in ink on the title page by Britten and Pears.  <br>Originally written for the centenary of Peter Pears' old school Lancing College in 1948, Britten's cantata tells the life of the fourth-century Bishop of Myra in a work of great poetry and sensitivity. It was conceived and composed with semi-amateur performance in mind and the technical demands of the choral and orchestral writing are appropriately straightforward. The audience also gets to join in two well-known hymns, All people that on earth do dwell and God moves in a mysterious way.

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        MISTERO 01-36

      MISTERO Nuova Serie nn. 1-36 sequenza completa rilegata in volume Casa Editrice Nerbini 1948 cart. 23 x 32 cm b/n Stato di conservazione: OTTIMO! Mistero è una rivista contenitore che esce in (almeno) 101 numeri e in 3 serie. L'ultima è denominata nuova serie e presenta L'Uomo Mascherato nella versione apocrifa di Fantoni, Mandrake lucidato e nella versione apocrifa di Roberto Lemmi e A. Galleppini, e in appendice Petrosino. La pubblicazione cessa con il numero 44 e riprende due anni dopo (fino al n. 51). Questa è una sequenza completa fino al n. 36 del 17 ottobre 1948

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        OYSSHTELUNG : VERK FUN YIDISHE KINSTLER-PLASTIKER KEDUSHIM UMGEKUMENE IN DER TSAYT DER DAYTSHER OKUPATSYE, 1939-1945

      Varshe : Der Gezelshaft 1948 - 1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. [8], [4] leaves of illustrated plates, 8 pages; 21 cm. In Yiddish and Polish. Title translates into English as, "Exhibition: Works by Jewish Martyrs Who Died at the time of the German Occupation of 1939 &#150; 1945." Józef Sandel (1894 &#150;1962) was a Polish-Jewish art historian and critic, an art dealer and collector, and an advocate on behalf of Jewish artists in postwar Poland After the war he returned to Poland and settled in Warsaw There he became the leader of the Jewish Society for the Promotion of Fine Arts (Polish: Zydowskie Towarzystwo Krzewienia Sztuk Pieknych; Yiddish: Yidishe gezelshaft tsu farshpreytn kunst) , or ZTKSP, a revival of an organization that had been active in Poland before the war. The Society provided material assistance to Jewish artists, helped to promote their work, and fostered art education for Jewish youth. It mounted some 98 exhibitions in Warsaw, and four exhibitions that were presented throughout Poland &#150; two devoted to the work of individual artists, Rafael Mandelzweig, in 1946, and Lea Grundig, in 1949; and two, in 1948, in honor of the fifth anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, featuring works of Jewish artists who were killed in the Holocaust. " (Wikipedia, 2016) This is an exceedingly rare document from Sandel&#146;s 1948 exhibit featuring paintings and drawings from Jewish artists who were killed during the Holocaust. Included in the US Holocaust Museum Rare Book Collection. OCLC lists only 4 additional copies worldwide (Stanford, Brandeis, National Library of Poland, NLI) , none in New York. Edgewear. Some small tears. Overall in good+ condition. (HOLO2-130-8) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books, LLC]
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        Minutes of the William Blake Trust.

      - London: 1948-1969. Thick folio, 240 pp. with manuscript notes and typed minutes pasted in throughout. Original half red roan, blue moiré boards, lettered "Minute Book" in gilt. In very good condition, tips worn. Essentially the entire history of the founding of the Blake Trust and the Trianon Press, from the earliest days discussing financial and legal arrangements through the production details for every book up to and including "Europe". All the reports are signed by Geoffrey Keynes in his distinctive brown ink, and the text is annotated and otherwise added to by Arnold Fawcus in his distinctive green ink. An archival item of great importance, documenting the publishing history of one of the greatest ventures of the 20th century. As the TLS noted, nothing like these books had ever been made before nor was ever likely to be made again. Reading the account of the creating of the Blake Trust as well as Fawcus's other ventures (all of which teetered constantly on the edge of bankruptcy), this minute book proves fascinating as it provides the dry details of the Board meetings with Fawcus, Keynes, Goyder, Preston and later Rosenwald and Mellon. A biographical note records: "The series of extraordinary facsimiles of watercolor works by Cezanne were seen by Geoffrey Keynes, at an exhibit in Boston. Sir Geoffrey inquired of Arnold whether or not he might be able to produce quality reproduction in collotype and pochoir work for one of the most important, most astonishing illuminated works in engraving and literary history, Blake's Jerusalem. The estimate, at the uneconomical low price of 4,000 pounds for 500 copies of the unique Jerusalem, led to what might be called a corporate venture into sublime achievement. An original subvention of approximately L15,000, which was granted by Sir Geoffrey's old friend, Graham Robertson, provided, title by title, the support and publication of each volume of The Trianon Press. Sir Geoffrey formed and directed the affairs of The William Blake Trust, the official body which selected and commissioned each title. Arnold and his Press produced a remarkable sequence of works without rival. The facsimiles of Blake are of such quality that they could scarcely be detected from the original works held by such connoisseurs as Lessing J. Rosenwald and Paul Mellon." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        EARLIEST CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: AN ESSAY IN THE HISTORICAL RELATIONS OF ECONOMICS & TECHNOLOGY ILLUSTRATED FROM THE ALUM TRADE.|THE

      London, England: The Folio Society, 1948. folio. full red morocco with spine gilt and gilt design on front cover, five raised bands, top edge gilt, cloth slipcase. xx, 337, (3) pages. Limited to 1100 numbered copies of which this is one of 100 numbered copies bound thus in full leather by Sangorski and Sutcliffe and signed by Singer and Spence. Preface by Derek Spence, acknowledgments, list of illustrations, "elementary chemical introduction," endnotes, index. Color frontispiece. Color plates, and black and white illustrations and maps, throughout text. A historical overview from antiquity through the 19th century. Book is in fine condition; slipcase rubbed with fraying along edges.

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        Plochere Color System in Book Form. A Guide to Color and Color Harmony

      Gladys and Gustave Plochere, Los Angeles 1948 - Xi (i) pp. 52 plates, 39pp. Original light gray, hinged leatherette ring binder with gilt lettering on cover. The 1248 colors presented with 1 x 2" cards with 24 glued to each of the 52 plates, protected by loose tissue guards, are the same colors contained in the Plochere Color System in boxed form. This book is designed for the user to become an expert in the Plochere Color System with a few applications of the formulas and color combinations. This book is augmented by a 39-page section of Formulas for Mixing Colors. Contains a bibliography and an index. Laid in is a Light Reflectance Guide for the Plochere Color System and a Replacement Color Cards Order Form. Binder and interior in near fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        ROADS ..

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1948.. Octavo, illustrations by Virgil Finlay, cloth. First trade (and first hardcover) edition. 2137 copies printed. The author's first book (reprinting what is perhaps his best short story) first published in book form in 1938 as a paperbound Christmas booklet. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 5-265. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-309. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1361. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 53. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-192. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with just a touch of rubbing to the black background ink. A sharp copy and uncommon in this condition.

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        Venturino Venturi. (Loro Ciuffenna, 1918 - 2002). Monotipo su carta.

      s.d. circa 1948, - Monotipo da matrice su Linoleum. Opera tirata in un unico esemplare olio su carta. cm.46x43 con cornice. porzione dipinta di cm.22x25, Non firmato. Confrontro con opere similari in catalogo generale di Venturino Vol.I, opere 428, 429. s.d. circa 1948, cm.46x43 con cornice. porzione dipinta di cm.22x25, Cornice in legno, bianco. Non firmato. Confrontro con opere similari in catalogo generale di Venturino Vol.I, opere 428, 429.

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        Venturino Venturi. ( Loro Ciuffenna, 1918 - 2002 ) . Monotipo su carta.

      1948. TITOLO: Venturino Venturi. (Loro Ciuffenna, 1918 - 2002). Monotipo su carta. AUTORE: -- CURATORE: Monotipo da matrice su Linoleum. Opera tirata in un unico esemplare olio su carta. DATA ED.: s.d. circa 1948, COLLANA: Non firmato. Confrontro con opere similari in catalogo generale di Venturino Vol.I, opere 428, 429.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Chiari]
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        Untitled - ORIGINAL DRAWING

      1948. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Pen and ink on paper depicting shrouded figures at a wall, monogrammed ''E.B.'' and dated 1948 along lower edge. 9 x 12.75 inches. Pink stains to paper, mounted to canvas backing, otherwise fine. Born in Russia, the Surrealist and Neo-Romantic artist Eugene Berman is known for his imaginary landscapes and architectural conceits and is also recognized for his Baroque-like stage set designs for the likes of the Metropolitan Opera.

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        DESTINATION PALESTINE the story of the Haganah ship Exodus 1947

      Current Books, Inc. A. A. Win, New York 1948 - With card from the American Zionist Emergency Council laid in. 128 pages of text and 30 pages of black and white photographs at back of book. Forty five hundred displaced men, women and children were crowded on the the small decks of the Haganah ship Exodus. The author gives a vivid account of what happened before dawn on July 17 , 1947 when five British destroyers and one cruiser attacked this lone, valiant vessel, and littered its decks with dying and grievously wounded. Those who died in the battle came to their rest in Palestine, the survivors were taken back to Germany. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose

      Random House 1948 - The first edition (in wine colored boards), not the Junior Literary Guild edition. First issue dust jacket, with the star burst design that only appeared in the first edition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        OYSSHTELUNG : VERK FUN YIDISHE KINSTLER-PLASTIKER KEDUSHIM UMGEKUMENE IN DER TSAYT DER DAYTSHER OKUPATSYE, 1939-1945

      Varshe : Der Gezelshaft. 1948. Paperback. 1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. [8], [4] leaves of illustrated plates, 8 pages; 21 cm. In Yiddish and Polish. Title translates into English as, “Exhibition: Works by Jewish Martyrs Who Died at the time of the German Occupation of 1939 – 1945.” Józef Sandel (1894 –1962) was a Polish-Jewish art historian and critic, an art dealer and collector, and an advocate on behalf of Jewish artists in postwar Poland… After the war he returned to Poland and settled in Warsaw… There he became the leader of the Jewish Society for the Promotion of Fine Arts (Polish: Zydowskie Towarzystwo Krzewienia Sztuk Pieknych; Yiddish: Yidishe gezelshaft tsu farshpreytn kunst) , or ZTKSP, a revival of an organization that had been active in Poland before the war. The Society provided material assistance to Jewish artists, helped to promote their work, and fostered art education for Jewish youth. It mounted some 98 exhibitions in Warsaw, and four exhibitions that were presented throughout Poland – two devoted to the work of individual artists, Rafael Mandelzweig, in 1946, and Lea Grundig, in 1949; and two, in 1948, in honor of the fifth anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, featuring works of Jewish artists who were killed in the Holocaust. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) This is an exceedingly rare document from Sandel's 1948 exhibit featuring paintings and drawings from Jewish artists who were killed during the Holocaust. Included in the US Holocaust Museum Rare Book Collection. OCLC lists only 4 additional copies worldwide (Stanford, Brandeis, National Library of Poland, NLI) , none in New York. Edgewear. Some small tears. Overall in good+ condition. (HOLO2-130-8) .

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        GLI ALBI DI GRAZIELLA 01-26

      GLI ALBI DI GRAZIELLA nn. 1-26 serie completa Editoriale Subalpino 1948 spillato 31,5 x 22 cm b/n Stato di conservazione: BUONO/OTTIMO! Un difetto editoriale a pag. 2 del n. 1 (alcune vignette sono assenti). Uno strappo ricomposto in copertina nel n. 15. Dorso usurato, specialmente nel n. 3. Qalche macchia. Graziella è un personaggio di Monasterolo: le sue avventure occupano inizialmente le prime due pagine del periodico. Dal n. 12 appaiono solo a pagina 7 e sono diegnate da De Vita. Le altre pagine del periodico presentano La figlia del fiume (nn. 1-6), Oriente in fiamme (nn. 7-12), Maschera della vita (nn. 13-18) e Un cuore oltre le barriere (nn. 19-26), tutte disegnate da Lina Buffolenete.

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        Monuments. Textes de Raymond Queneau. Burins de Jean-Paul Vroom

      Editions du Moustié, Paris 1948 - Non paginé. Présentation sous forme de feuilles flottantes pliées en deux, constituant chacune 4 pages. Une première feuille contient sur le « 1er plat » le frontispice en noir et sur la « 3ème page » la liste des 12 Monuments. Chacune des 12 feuilles suivantes est numérotée et titrée sur la « 1ère page », présente un texte de R. Queneau sur la page 2, un burin de Jean-Claude Vroom sur la page 3, la dernière page étant vierge. Les burins sont encore protégés par un papier glassine. Une quatorzième feuille, en fin de volume, comprend le justificatif sur la « 1ère page » et le descriptif éditorial sur la 3ème page. De cet ouvrage, il a été tiré, tous sur Vélin Lana blanc, pur chiffon à la forme, 12 + 30 + 140 exemplaires numérotés de 1 à 182. Les 12 premiers (1 à 12) contiennent chacun un dessin original et une suite des burins tirée sur Auvergne pur chiffon à la forme du Moulin Richard de Bas. 30 exemplaires (13 à 42) contiennent la suite des burins. 140 exemplaires (43 à 182) ne contiennent pas de suite. Notre exemplaire marqué N° 41 est bien accompagné de sa suite. En outre, il a encore été tirés 40 exemplaires sur le même papier, contenant une suite, et numérotés de I à XL, réservés aux amis de l'éditeur ; et quelques exemplaires réservés à l'artiste et qui portent sa signature. Le texte de Raymond Queneau composé en Garamont italique corps vingt a été tiré sur les presses de Dominique Viglino et les burins originaux de Jean-Paul Vroom à l'atelier d'art Paul Haasen. D'après la maquette de François Viloin. A Paris, le 30 septembre 1948. Couverture semi-rigide à grands rabats, habillée d'un papier glassine de protection, pour contenir les feuilles (textes et burins) ; couverture souple avec un rabat à droite pour contenir la suite. Sous chemise rigide, muette sur les plats, titre sur le dos. Emboîtage rigide assorti, environ 34.5 x 26.5 x 2.7 cm. Etat : bon état général, ancienneté. Emboîtage un peu frotté. Chemise rigide avec ombres de salissure. 33.8 x 25.8 x 1.3 cm 1650g. Couverture semi-rigide, chemise rigide [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        DARK CARNIVAL

      London: Hamish Hamilton, [1948].. Octavo, cloth. 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. 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)

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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

      American Physical Society, Lancaster - 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 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Y & X DRAWINGS BY CORRADO CAGLI POEMS BY CHARLES OLSON

      [ Washington]: Black Sun Press, 1948. Oblong folio, folded to twelve panels. Small area of slight toning to upper outer panel, otherwise a very good copy, without the envelope. First edition of Olson's third separate publication, variant on white paper. One of an unknown number of copies denoted as a "review" copy in place of being numbered, from an issue of four hundred copies, from a total edition of five hundred numbered copies. Uncommon. BUTTERICK & GLOVER A3.

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        A l'agité du bocal

      First edition, one of 150 copies on B.F.K. de Rives.A good copy. Pierre Lanauve de Tartas Paris 1948 14x20cm en feuilles

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        Kathe Kollwitz: Einundzwanzig Zeichnungen der spaten Jahre

      Gebr. Mann, Berlin 1948 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

      Jonathan Cape, London 1948 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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&#146;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&#146;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&#146;un seul point ultime qui peut être le faire raquer. Lui jouer qui elle n&#146;aura jamais Féérie pire je m&#146;imprimerai à l&#146;étranger sous un autre nom (transparent) si elle vient pas au fait Je veux un autre contrat pour le tout &#150; avec espèces &#150; réelles « sonnante ( ) De toutes façon je casserai mon contrat, il est léonin et nul &#150; Je plaiderai et je gagnerai &#150; qu&#146;elle sera emmerdée et qu&#146;en tout cas elle ne verra jamais Féérie ni la suite de Guignols (toute prête). Tu parles d&#146;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.&#11;&#11;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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