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        Dandelion Cottage

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        THE TANGLEWOODS SECRET

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria de Antano (ILAB & ABA Members)]
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        Ohne Titel (1948). Abstrakter Expressionismus. Öl auf Holz. 36 x 25,5 cm. Monogrammiert.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bibliakos / Dr. Ulf Kruse]
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        Catalina - SIGNED and with the wrap-around band

      Heinemann 1948 - A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1948. A near fine book with a trace of spotting to the edges. SIGNED and INSCRIBED (for Sidney Searle) by Maugham on the half title page. In a near fine unclipped wrapper with a little rubbing to the edges and corners. Complete with the Evening Standard wrap-around band (front replaced). Rare signed [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        10 Original-Photographien. Deset malíru. Úvodní básen Jaroslava Seiferta, kresby a úprava Karla Svolinského.

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

      [Bookseller: erlesenes Antiquariat und Buchhandlung]
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        RAR Eames Plastic Armchair. Schaukelstuhl.

      - Das Designerpaar Charles & Ray Eames gehört zu den bedeutendsten Designer-Persönlichkeiten des 20. Jahrhunderts, ihre zeitlosen Entwürfe zählen zu den Inkunabeln einer zeitlosen, am Bauhaus orientierten Avantgarde. Ihre bahnbrechenden Beiträge zu Architektur, Möbel- und Industriedesign, sowie ihre Haltung zur und Nutzung von Fotografie machten sie unsterblich, ihre Möbel werden bis heute (hierzulande bei Vitra International in Weil am Rhein) gebaut und sind in den wichtigen Museen der Welt ausgestellt. In der Produktentwicklung waren sie die Vorreiter: 1948 glückte ihnen der erste Stuhl aus Kunststoff, der überhaupt in Serienproduktion ging. Ihr eigenes Wohnhaus, das »Case Study House No. 8« in Kalifornien, setzte seinerzeit Maßstäbe: Das Innovative im Entwurf der Architektur, im Design des Interieurs und in der ungewöhnlichen Kombination der verwendeten Materialien und ihre Behandlung in den Details machen das Eames-Haus zu eine Mekka für Architekten und Designer der ganzen Welt. Es wird als eines der bedeutendsten Bauwerke der Nachkriegszeit weltweit anerkannt. Die für das Haus gebauten Möbel werden bis heute produziert, die »Vintage-« Originalmöbel erzielen auf dem Sammlermarkt exorbitante Preise und bilden eine sichere Wertanlage. Mit einer kleinen aber feinen Auswahl an Eames-Produkten möchten wir das Designerpaar würdigen und Ihnen einen unvergänglichen Wert ans Herz legen, sei es für Zuhause oder für die Praxis. Der legendäre »fiberglass chair« war der erste industriell gefertigte Stuhl aus Kunststoff. 1948 präsentierten Charles und Ray Eames den Entwurf des Stuhls auf dem Wettbewerb »International Competition for Low Cost Furniture«, der vom Museum of Modern Art in New York ausgeschrieben wurde. Die organisch geformte Sitzschale aus glasfaserverstärktem Kunststoff wurde später mit unterschiedlichen Untergestellen, wie beispielsweise den hier angebotenen Schaukelkufen des RAR, kombiniert und millionenfach produziert. In ihrer aktuellen Version aus Polypropylen bieten die Armchairs einen nochmals verbesserten Sitzkomfort, er sollte allerdings nicht länger als nötig in der Sonne ausgesetzt sein, dann könnte er verfärben. Mit seinen Kufen und seinem klassisch-zeitlosen Design wertet er das Kinder- oder Wohnzimmer ebenso auf wie die Praxis. 67 hoch x 62,5 breit, 52 cm tief, Sitzhöhe 33 cm, Schaukelstuhluntergestell verchromt mit Ahornkufen gebeizt (RAR), Sitzschale durchgefärbt aus Polypropylen, Farbe weiß.

      [Bookseller: Frölich und Kaufmann]
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        SON OF DRACULA-REALART-LON CHANEY-1 SHEET-1948-27X41-ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER G/VG

      1948 - Wow! Amazing image on this rare poster. LON CHANEY appears as COUNT DRACULA menacing a woman! These REAL ART release posters are becoming more and more desirable as all the originals are obtained by hardcore collectors unwilling to put their posters on the market. 27x41 One Sheet Movie Poster. Theatrical release poster. NOT A VIDEO RELEASE, OR REPRINT! Excellent item for display. This Is original and was produced to be used for theater display and promotion. Don't miss out on this one! Condition is C4 . Folded. Has tape reinforcing folds and covering holes on back. Grease pencil marking at bottom and top right in border. Overall image is appealing and would look great framed! Check the Image! Condition: G/VG

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        Photos 1954 - 1995. Hrsg. von Ulrich Binder & Pietro Mattiolo.

      gr.-4, 229 S. mit vielen, teils farbigen Fotos, Illustr. Orig.-Pappband. Erste Ausgabe.- Erste große Publikation des schweizer Fotografen, der seit 1948 im Homosexuellen- und Jugendmilieu fotografierte.- Eine Ecke minimal bestossen, schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Eckert & Kaun GbR]
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        BEYOND THIS HORIZON

      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1948. First edition. Spine lightly faded, nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a touch of edge rubbing and a small closed tear to upper rear panel. Laid into this copy is a four page promotional leaflet announcing this book and listing other Fantasy Press titles. (14035). Octavo, jacket illustration by A.J. Donnell, cloth. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Heinlein, this is copy #301 inscribed to Edward Kuss. First published in Astounding Science Fiction magazine. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-197. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 207-12. In 333.

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

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1948. First trade edition, first hardcover edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with just a touch of rubbing to the black background ink. A sharp copy and uncommon in this condition. (18754). Octavo, illustration by Virgil Finlay, cloth. 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 Literature 3-309. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 53.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        SPACE CADET

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First edition. Lower corners gently bumped, a very good copy in a very good dust jacket with rubbing to the jacket folds and spine ends, minor loss at corner tips and a small rub spot to rear panel. (12724). Octavo, illustrated by Clifford N. Geary, cloth. Heinlein's second young adult SF novel. Influenced by the author's experience at the U.S. Naval Academy.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        I shall spit on your graves - With an introduction by Boris Vian

      Bok. Vendome 1948, 201 sid engelsk text. Häftad, rätt slitet ex, pärmarna nästan lösa. Namnad. Googla gärna den för mer info. Fler bilder om så önskas. 3 bilder här, framsida, baksida och rygg.

      [Bookseller: Geronimo]
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        Crusade in Europe

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1948. Thick octavo. Illustrations in text. Original tan cloth, black title block on spine, top edges gilt, others uncut. Accompanied by a letter from Buel F. Weare of the New York Herald Tribune, to Daniel Nicoll of The Paul Block Newspapers, 4 November 1948: "Please accept [the enclosed book] with General Eisenhower's best wishes. We at the Herald Tribune deeply appreciate your help in making possible the newspaper publication of one of the most interesting and significant documents of our time." The frontispiece comprises: Printed document signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower"). "Order of the Day, 6 June 1944". One page, octavo. Eisenhower's D-Day address to the troops, his Order of the Day for 6 June 1944, as Allied forces embarked for Normandy and the liberation of Nazi-occupied Europe: "Soldiers, sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark on the Great Crusade, towards which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world...". Slightest rubbing to spine; lacking publisher's slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        SPACE CADET

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First edition. Previous owners bookplate along with his personal ink stamp to front free end paper, several scratches to rear cover, otherwise a fine copy in a fine dust jacket with small (7mm) closed tear to upper left front panel at spine fold and touch of rubbing to spine ends, title lettering on spine panel shows a touch of age tanning. A very attractive copy. (11610). Octavo, illustrated by Clifford Geary, cloth. Heinlein's second young adult SF novel. Influenced by the author's experience at the U.S. Naval Academy.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Technical Analysis of Stock Trends - 1st Edition

      Stock Trend Service 1948 - Stock Trend Service, 1948. Hard cover, first edition. Has some minor spotting to the cover, otherwise VG condition with no dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Turgid Tomes]
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        Space Cadet

      New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.[10]; 242; [2]. Publisher's dark blue cloth with titles in light blue to spine and spaceman on upper board. In the original pictorial dust-jacket. Some toning to endpapers, corners ever so slightly bumped and rubbed, dust-jacket chipped and rubbed to the head and tail of spine panel, and to the corners, shows very well. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Unerring Instinct

      New York: American Brotherhood The National Conference of Christians and Jews, No Date [1948]. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 4to. Simple printed 12 pp typescript. Little known publication of this one act play by Wilder. A very good copy in tall stapled wrappers. Among the scarcer of Wilder's output. OCLC locates just one copy at Yale who dates this circa 1948.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A. ]
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        LA DUCHESSE OU LA FEMME SYLPHIDE

      Aux dépens d'un Groupe de Bibliophiles, pour quelques Bibliophiles avertis, s.d. (vers 1940) 1948 - LA DUCHESSE OU LA FEMME SYLPHIDE par Restif de la Bretonne, illustré d'eaux-fortes en couleurs. Aux dépens de quelques bibliophiles, s.d. (1948) 1 volume in-4 (28 x 23 cm), 125-(2) pages, 19 eaux-fortes en couleurs hors-texte et 1 eau-forte à mi-page dans le texte. Fleuron priapique en couleurs sur la page de titre imprimée en 3 couleurs. Complet, parfait état intérieur. Papier de qualité, très épais. Superbe tirage des eaux-fortes en couleurs. Reliure de l'époque plein maroquin caramel beurre salé, dos à nerfs, auteur et titre dorés, filet à froid sur les plats, doublure et garde de papier marbré fait main, tête dorée, non rogné, relié sur brochure, couverture conservée. Excellent état. Léger frottement sur un nerf. TIRAGE A 240 EXEMPLAIRES SEULEMENT. CELUI-CI, UN DES 190 EXEMPLAIRES SUR PAPIER LANA CHIFFON AVEC L’ÉTAT DÉFINITIF DES 20 EAUX-FORTES EN COULEURS. Références : Dutel, Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en français entre 1920 et 1970, n°1441 ; inconnu de Pia ; aucun exemplaire au CCfr (Bibliothèque nationale de France et autres bibliothèques de France) ; absent de l'Enfer donc . "Une femme doit avoir l'air sylphide : un soulier plat lui donne l'air matériel ; au lieu qu'un talon haut l'empêche de toucher la terre en quelque sorte et en fait une créature céleste [.] Parmi nous, les Duchesses s'en tiennent presque toutes à ce dernier privilège : elles font les Sylphides chez elles, vont quelquefois se montrer à la Cour, s'enorgueillissent d'un sourire, d'un regard de la souveraine, et reviennent dans leur palais faire le même rôle qu'elles ont vu faire à leur égard. [.]" (Rétif de la Bretonne) La Femme-Sylphide ou Femme-Sylfide est une nouvelle tirée des Contemporaines de Rétif de la Bretonne parues pour la première fois en 1783. La première édition séparée de ce texte date de 1946 seulement (Paris, Librairie Lefrançois, 1946). Cette première édition séparée, de petit format, est ornée d'un frontispice et d'une planche hors-texte de Marcel Jean. L'édition de 1948 (date fournie par Dutel) que nous proposons ici est peu connue et Dutel ne donne aucun nom d'illustrateur pour cette superbe suite de 20 eaux-fortes en couleurs. Personne ne semble d'ailleurs s'être risqué à en donner un. Il s'agit pourtant d'un grand artiste au trait sûr et délicat. BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE CE SUPERBE ET RARE LIVRE ÉROTIQUE CLANDESTIN ILLUSTRÉ. TRÈS RARE EN PLEINE RELIURE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE TRAVELLING GRAVE AND OTHER STORIES

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1948. First edition. A fine copy, head of spine slightly bumped, in a fine dust jacket, touch of rubbing to head of spine panel. The Arkham edition is quite scarce being signed. (10690). Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-3] 4-235 [236: blank] [237: colophon] [238: blank], illustration by Frank Utpatel, cloth. Signed inscription by Harley on the front free end paper: "With the best wishes of the/ the writer,/ Leslie Hartley." The author's first collection issued in the U.S. culled from two U.K. titles and some unpublished manuscripts. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-80. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-113.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Fine Book Cellar]
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        ARCHIVIO DI ANTROPOLOGIA CRIMINALE PSICHIATRIA E MEDICINA LEGALE serie V volume 68

      FRATELLI BOCCA, MILANO 1948 - ITALIANO Annualità completa dell'opera a cura di Cesare Lombroso, in fascicoli rilegati assieme con coperta rigida, piatti bordeaux con lievissimi segni di usura, dorso nero con titoli d'oro ed adesivo numerico al piede, molti interventi di altrettanti medici in pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo e con lievissima fioritura, illustrazioni in nero nei testi, vari timbri al frontespizio

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        Yellow Kid" Weil: The Autobiography of America's Master Swindler

      Ziff-Davis Publishing Company 1948 - First edition. 297 p. Brick red cloth with gilt lettering. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Edges lightly foxed. Price clipped by publisher with new price ($3.00) stamped on flap. Wear at tips and head, a few small creased closed tears to top of back panel, a bit of rubbing, but generally jacket unusually bright and attractive. An amusing crime memoir of swindling suckers. Reportedly an inspiration, along with the better-known The Big Con by David Maurer, for the 1973 George Roy Hill film The Sting. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        LADY AFRAID.

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1948., 1948. First edition. First edition. Author's third book to appear using his own name. Page edges uniformly tanned, else near fine in dust jacket with very light wear to spine ends and the extremities. The author is best known as the creator of Doc Savage, The Man Of Bronze. Set in Florida a young woman is tricked into leaving her young son, and when she returns he is gone .... kidnapped! As it develops the kidnapped child is of great concern, but the deeper motives of the kidnapper are decidedly more significant. Crime Club mystery.

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        Tarzan and The Lost Empire1948-ERB-hardback cover-fire survivor-original dj-VF+

      Burroughs 1948 - -By Edgar Rice Burroughs -Hardback book in original dust jacket -Tan-grey binding -This copy survived the Burroughs warehouse fire in the 1950's. It does have a couple of smoke stains on the spine. It was that close to the flames -Small chip missing from the bottom of the dust cover Condition: VF+

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        I WALK ALONE (1948)

      Paramount 1948 - Vintage original 22 x 28" (56 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster style B, USA. Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Wendell Cory, Kristine Miller, George Rigaud, dir: Byron Haskin; Paramount. Finely remembered and regarded film noir and nice testament to star Lizabeth Scott. When Frankie is sprung out of prison after 14 years, he expects his bootlegging partner, who has since made good, to stick to their 50/50 agreement. Noll Turner has no intention of doing that, even though torch singer femme fatale Kay does her best to intervene. Their first film together, Douglas and Lancaster would form a company and make six more films. Lancaster appears on this poster with Liz Scott. This is by far the best poster for this film which we have ever seen. Paper-backed, originally twice folded, with very minor touch-ups. ABOUT FINE

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        ALBUM DE HABANERAS

      - 1948 Barna, Barcelona Edición numerada 307/480 ejemplrs. (LITOGRAFÍAS.) Ilustraciones de Josep M. Prim. Pról. de Nèstor Luján. Il. en col. XIII+93 p. + [1] h. 34x25 cm. Enc. tela editorial. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (havaneres, música) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Enciclopedia Cattolica

      Sansoni, Firenze 1948 - Dorsi lievemente scoloriti ma nel complesso ottimo stato generale di conservazione con centinaia di illustrazioni p. 12 voll 285x210 mm

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        GEORGE WASHINGTON [7 Volumes; Signed First Edition Set]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine binding. Signed. A beautiful set; all volumes are First Editions; Volume I is signed by Dr. Freeman; the first six volumes have their slipcases; Volume 7 was issued with a dustjacket but no slipcase; the jacket is not present. The massive biography was awarded the Pulitzer Prize posthumously and is considered by many to be the definitive biography of Washington. Near Fine binding.

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        LA DUCHESSE OU LA FEMME SYLPHIDE

      Aux dépens de quelques bibliophiles, s.d. (1948) - 1 volume in-4 (28 x 23 cm), en feuilles, 125-(2) pages, 19 eaux-fortes en couleurs hors-texte et 1 eau-forte à mi-page dans le texte. Fleuron priapique en couleurs sur la page de titre imprimée en 3 couleurs. Complet, parfait état intérieur. Papier de qualité, très épais. Superbe tirage des eaux-fortes en couleurs. Quelques rousseurs ponctuelles dans le volume. Rousseurs plus marquées sur les planches de la suite. Sans emboîtage. TIRAGE A 240 EXEMPLAIRES SEULEMENT. CELUI-CI, 1 DES RARISSIMES 20 EXEMPLAIRES DE TÊTE SUR PAPIER LANA CHIFFON COMPRENANT : - 20 EAUX-FORTES EN COULEURS - 20 EAUX-FORTES AVEC REMARQUES EN SANGUINE - 3 PLANCHES REFUSÉES (sur les 4 annoncées). - 1 DESSIN ORIGINAL AU LAVIS A L'ENCRE NOIRE (Scène saphique). - 1 ÉPREUVE MISE EN COULEURS AU PINCEAU PAR L'ARTISTE (Essai de couleurs de la même planche que le dessin original). Références : Dutel, Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en français entre 1920 et 1970, n°1441 ; inconnu de Pia ; aucun exemplaire au CCfr (Bibliothèque nationale de France et autres bibliothèques de France) ; absent de l'Enfer donc . "Une femme doit avoir l'air sylphide : un soulier plat lui donne l'air matériel ; au lieu qu'un talon haut l'empêche de toucher la terre en quelque sorte et en fait une créature céleste [.] Parmi nous, les Duchesses s'en tiennent presque toutes à ce dernier privilège : elles font les Sylphides chez elles, vont quelquefois se montrer à la Cour, s'enorgueillissent d'un sourire, d'un regard de la souveraine, et reviennent dans leur palais faire le même rôle qu'elles ont vu faire à leur égard. [.]" (Rétif de la Bretonne) La Femme-Sylphide ou Femme-Sylfide est une nouvelle tirée des Contemporaines de Rétif de la Bretonne parues pour la première fois en 1783. La première édition séparée de ce texte date de 1946 seulement (Paris, Librairie Lefrançois, 1946). Cette première édition séparée, de petit format, est ornée d'un frontispice et d'une planche hors-texte de Marcel Jean. L'édition de 1948 (date fournie par Dutel) que nous proposons ici est peu connue et Dutel ne donne aucun nom d'illustrateur pour cette superbe suite de 20 eaux-fortes en couleurs. Personne ne semble d'ailleurs s'être risqué à en donner un. Il s'agit pourtant d'un grand artiste au trait sûr et délicat. BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE CE SUPERBE ET RARE LIVRE ÉROTIQUE CLANDESTIN ILLUSTRÉ, SURTOUT DANS CE TIRAGE DE TÊTE. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Au-delà de l'Oural.

      Préface par Ivan Bounine, Prix Nobel, traduction Jarl Priel, illustrations Geneviève Marchal, 1 vol. in-8 br., Editions du Scribe, Paris, 1948, 313 pp. Bon état (couv. un peu frottée) pour ce très rare ouvrage, absolument passionnant. Né à Orel en 1884, le brillant ingénieur des chemins de fer Alexandre Kliaguine fait fortune en découvrant une ville engloutie dans les steppes d'Astrakan. Il construit le chemin de fer de l'Amour puis est envoyé par le gouvernement russe en Belgique, en France et en Angleterre pour l'achat de matériel. De retour à Arkangel en 1914, il construit en un temps record le chemin de fer de Mourmansk. Il fuit définitivement la Russie en 1919. Il lance ses propres affaires en France à partir de 1921 et refait fortune (chantiers de démolition de navire, grands hôtels à Paris - Hôtel Napoléon - et sur la Côte d'Azur, parfumerie, etc...) ; il meurt en 1952. Très habile technicien et grand travailleur, il aidera de nombreux émigrés russes. L'écrivain russe Ivan Bounine le considère comme "un des plus doués parmi les russes". Le présent ouvrage relate la vie aventureuse de l'auteur à travers la Russie. Français

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        47th STREET. Signed and inscribed by Frank Marshall Davis.

      Prairie City, IL: Decker Press, 1948. 105 pages. Original hardcover binding is moderately sunned on the spine, the top of the spine is lightly bumped, and the lower corners lightly frayed, with minor to moderate soiling, and two tiny spots of soiling; protected in archival mylar. The front endpapers have have about 20 tiny spots of staining, the back of the half title page has minor discoloration, and there are a few minor spots of discoloration in the text. The text is otherwise clean and unmarked. The title page is inscribed and signed by the author in the year of publication "To Adeline W. Finch with warmest wishes [signed] Frank marshall davis Sept 21, 1948." First edition.. Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        The Case of the Transposed Legs

      New York: Phoenix Press, 1948. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good -. A remarkable, year-of-publication Presentation copy. DRAMATICALLY INSCRIBED BY HARRY KEELER TO HIS CO-AUTHOR HAZEL GOODWIN: "I LOVE YOU, HAZEL, MORE THAN ANYBODY ON THIS ENTIRE GLOBE. INDEED, I LOVE NOBODY ELSE, EXCEPT IN THE BIBLICAL SENSE OF LOVING HIS BROTHER OR NEIGHBOR. HARRY STEPHEN KEELER". A solid copy to boot of the 1948 1st edition. Tight and VG+ (with one tiny tear at the front hinge) in a bright, price-intact, VG- dustjacket, with considerable wear to the area of the back panel abutting the spine hinge. Still though, very presentable and, with that amazing author inscription, certainly uncommon. 12mo, 255 pgs.

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        Die sprechenden Maschinen Studer-Revox - Das Lebenswerk des Audiopioniers Willi Studer [Gebundene Ausgabe] von Peter Holenstein Das Buch enthält die gründlich recherchierte, dokumentierte und bebilder

      Wir haben die Tonbandmaschine so perfektioniert, dass die musikalischen Grenzen weniger bei der Technik, sondern mehr beim menschlichen Ohr liegen. Dieser Werbespruch trifft - wie ich finde - den Charakter der legendären Audioprodukte präzis, mit denen die Schweizer Firma Studer-Revox unter ihrem Gründer Willi Studer die Welt eroberte - zumindest die Welt der Ton- und Radiostudios und die der Sprachlabors. Zu ihren bekanntesten Produkten gehört dabei fraglos der nimbusreiche Revox-Plattenspieler, der dank seiner unübertroffenen Qualität heute noch in allen grossen Radio- und vielen Tonstudios im Einsatz ist. Zu erfahren ist dies und noch viel mehr übrigens in dieser kurzweiligen, faktenreichen, reich bebilderten Monografie. Denn sie gibt nicht nur Einblick in Studers Leben, sondern erzählt auch, wie sich seine Firma vom Kleinbetrieb zum Weltkonzern entwickelte und dabei den Rundfunkbereich wie das private Musikhören revolutionierte. Zudem stellt sie im zweiten Teil jedes Modell in Wort und Bild vor, das Studer-Revox jemals produzierte. KurzDas grandiose Buch ist schlicht ein Must für Studer-Revox-Fans! Das Buch enthält die gründlich recherchierte, dokumentierte und bebilderte Geschichte der Marken "Studer" und "Revox", Begriffe, die weltweit zu Synomen für perfektionierte Audiotechnik wurden, und es schildert den Werdegang von Willi Studer und seiner Firma. Auf einer zweiten "Tonspur" faßt der Autor die Geschichte der Tonaufnahme von den Visionären bis in die Gegenwart zusammen, die vor mehr als hundert Jahren begann. Spannend wie ein Krimi und bis ins letzte recherchiert beschreibt Peter Holenstein die Geschichte der Rundfunktechnik und speziell die des Audio-Pioniers Willi Studer,dessen Produkte bis zur "digitalen Revolution" Kultstatus hatten. Fast jede Seite läßt das Herz eines Revox-Fans höher schlagen.Ein "AHa"- Erlebnis folgt dem anderen.Man blättert in diesem Buch wie in einem persönlichen Poesiealbum der Technik.Ein tolles Werk von Peter Holenstein,der nach eigenen Angaben vier Jahre Arbeit in dieses Buch investiert hat. Das Buch beschreibt den Werdegang und die Lebensgeschichte von Willi Studer sehr ausführlich und detailliert. Sein unendliches Streben nach Qualität und Spitzenleistungen wurden belohnt durch stetiges Wachstum und die weltweite Verbreitung der beiden Markennamen Studer und Revox. Der technische Teil des Buches führt den Leser durch ein virtuelles Museum mit sämtlichen Tonbandgeräten und Studiomaschinen, welche von 1948 bis 1990 hergestellt wurden. Dieses Buch ist ein Muss für Studiofreaks und Analogliebhaber. Die sprechenden Maschinen Studer-Revox - Das Lebenswerk des Audiopioniers Willi Studer von Peter Holenstein Audiotechnik Revox Geschichte Tonbandgeräte Willi Studer

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        ROMANCERO GITANO (1924 - 1927.)

      Bedia,, Santander 1948 - 11x16. 82pp. 2h. Algo de óxido. Cosido algo suelto. Por lo demás buen ejemplar. "Esta edición del Romancero Gitano, consta de treinta ejemplares en papel de hilo verjurado Guarro, no destinados a la venta, y fue realizada y tirada a mano por Gonzalo Bedia Cano en su Oficina Tipográfica de Santander, en homenaje a la memoria de Federico García Lorca, acabándose de imprimir el día veintinueve de octubre de mil novecientos cuarenta y ocho. Ejemplar núm. 1. dedicado a Don José Luis Navarro Cano." Este fue el segundo libro de la imprenta Bedia, una edición clandestina, ya que no contaba ni con la autorización de la familia del poeta ni con los permisos oficiales de las autoridades del régimen. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Mas Théotime.

      Paris, les Francs bibliophiles, 1948. - Fort in-4 en feuilles de 345 pages, illustré de 73 pointes sèches par André Jacquemin dont 1 vignette de titre, 14 en-tête, 46 in-texte et 12 culs de lampe. Tirage à 160 exemplaires sur vélin pur chiffon du Marais. Exemplaire N° 8 nominatif. Enrichi de deux gravures. Quelques traces de poussière sur le menu. Couverture rempliée (plusieurs traces de pâles rousseurs) dans sa chemise au dos toilé en état moyen. Cet exemplaire nominatif est enrichi du menu (in-4) imprimé spécialement pour le déjeuner du 5 mars 1949 à la Maison de la résistance alliée, illustré d'une gravure (portrait d'Alibert) par André Jacquemin avec un joli dessin original à la mine de plomb signé en bas à droite et dédicacé à Robert Merchet, bibliophile propriétaire de l'ouvrage. Et de la même gravure avec remarque. Paroles d'André Jacquemin : "Henri Bosco était tout l'opposé de Giono : un homme réservé, mystérieux, bien que fort attachant. Pendant près de trois ans, chaque été, j'avais pris plaisir à lui rendre visite, ainsi qu'à sa chère épouse Madeleine, dans leur pays de Lourmarin. Le merveilleux texte, que j'avais la charge d'illustrer, m'avait permis de découvrir et d'exprimer la beauté sauvage des monts du Lubéron, des rives de la Durance". A cette époque, Bosco se faisait construire un petit bastidon, dont les travaux n'en finissaient pas.

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        Mond Excavations at Thebes. I: The Tomb of the Vizier Ramose; Mond Excavations at Thebes. II: Seven Private Tombs at Kurnah. 2-vol. set (Complete)

      London: Printed at the Charges of Lady Mond and Published by The Egypt Exploration Society, 1948. First edition. Hardcover. g to vg. Complete series of the Mond Excavations at Thebes:- Mond Excavations at Thebes. I: The Tomb of the Vizier Ramose (1941):Elephant folio (18 1/4 x 14"). x, 48, [2]pp (Text), lvi (56) leaves (Plates). Contemporary full linen, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Color frontispiece. Based on preliminary work by the late T.E. Peet and illustrated with the help of H. Burton, Nina M. Davies, W. B. Emery, and G. S. Mileham, this first volume explores Vizier Ramose's tomb located in the Sheikh Abd el-Qurna - part of the Theban Necropolis, notable for the high quality decorations in both the traditional and Amarna styles. The Ancient Egyptian noble Ramose was Vizier under both Amenhotep III and Akhenaten. Ramose was born into an influential family. His father was the mayor of Memphis Heby, in office at the beginning of Amenhotep's III reign. The brother of Ramose was the high steward of Memphis Amenhotep (Huy). This volume is complete with its 57 plates (with frontispiece), including 10 full-page photogravures, and 3 color plates.Moderate and sporadic soiling and offsetting to binding. Lower front corner bumped (not affecting pages throughout). Ex-library copy with bookplate on inside of front cover, and pocket at rear. Binding in overall good to good+, interior in very good condition.- Mond Excavations at Thebes. II: Seven Private Tombs at Kurnah (1948):Elephant folio (18 1/4 x 14"). x, 59, [3]pp (Text), xli (41) leaves (Plates). Contemporary full grey cloth, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Almost all the tombs described in this volume stand in the neighborhood of the tomb of Ramses, and in the center of the necropolis lying in the lower terrain of Sheikh Abd-el-Qurna. Sir Alan Gardiner prepared the manuscript of the late N. de Garis Davies with the collaboration of Mrs. Davies and Faulkner. These tombs were first excavated in 1905 by Mond. Systematic excavations were performed in 1925. There are four principal tombs in question here and three minor ones. The four principal tombs are the ones occupied by:- Dhout, contemporary of Amenophis II, was the controller of the household of Mery.- Khons (also called To), was the high-priest of Mont during the reign of Ramses II.- Nakhtamon, the overseer of the altar in the estate of Amon to the west of Thebes.- Hatiay, high-priest of Mont.The three minor tombs are occupied by Neferronpet, Penre (or Sul) and Amenhotpe.This volume is complete with its 41 plates, including 4 in full color, 6 folding, and 1 photographic plate reproduced in photogravure.Sporadic and minor offsetting to binding. Ex-library copy with bookplate on inside of front cover, and pocket at rear. Binding in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition.

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        IMAGES D'ALGER: VINGT EAUX FORTES ORIGINALES DONT UN FRONTISPICE EN COULEURS AU REPÉRAGE COMPOSÉES ET GRAVÉES PAR

      - 1948 La Gelidense Edicció numerada Cet exemplaire est l'un vingt et un contenant le dossier de l'une des planches et l'épreuve hors commerce. Il porte le número 11/21. contenet en outre de la série définitive de toutes les planches le dossier de l'une d'elles comprenant les dessins, croquis, épreuves d'état, bons à tireret la planche hors commerce. Les aux fortes ont été tirées à la main par F. Mélich à Barcelone sous la direction de Edouard chimot. 19 pg. (19 gravures) Enc. en carpeta.caixa. 45x35 cm. Tela Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

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        Other Voices Other Rooms

      William Heinemann Limited 1948 - First UK Edition, First Printing, Inscribed by Capote on the flyleaf. Capote's first published work, the UK Edition was published the same year as the US Edition and is much less common, especially signed. London: William Heinemann Limited, 1948. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good, unclipped dust jacket. Binding is tight, sturdy and square, with mild toning to pages. Jacket shows a bit of shelfwear, with a bit of creasing to the inner flaps. A very presentable and scarce copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard 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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        THE ARKHAM SAMPLER. Winter 1948 - Autumn 1949 (volume 1, number 1-volume 2, number 4)

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1948-1949(volume 1, number 1-volume 2, number 4). First edition. Some mild toning to spines of several volumes, some of the inevitable rust stains from binding staples to rear covers of several volumes, still a fine set. (18801). Octavo, printed wrappers. All published. A short lived, but important periodical. In addition to printing first appearances of fiction by Ray Bradbury, H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch, Theodore Sturgeon, A. E. van Vogt and many others, the magazine published essays, criticism, memoirs and book reviews. One issue was devoted to science fiction. The final issue included an index. All issues were limited to 1200 copies except the "All Science-Fiction Issue" that had a 2000-copy print run.

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        DIZIONARIO CINESE ITALIANO

      CATHOLIC TRUTH SOCIETY, NAZARETH PRESS, Hong Kong 1948 - INTERLINGUE Grosso volume con pagine brunite ai bordi da fattore tempo, con lieve fioritura e piccola traccia di umidità, coperta morbida con usura ai bordi, con strappi all'angolo inferiore e con traccia di umidità, dorso con strappi e segni di colla

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