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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.

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music & Arts ]
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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]

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        Cybernetics, or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine (Signed By Wiener)

      John Wiley & Sons, New York 1948 - Red cloth (hardcover) in mylar protected dust-jacket. First Edition, American Edition. The Technology Press/ New York; John Wiley & Sons/ Paris: Hermann et CIE 8vo.(229 x 152 mm). [2], 194 pp; 8 figures. Inscribed: "From Norbert Wiener to Karl Wildes/ In honor of our long friendship." Wiener presented this copy to Wildes who was long associated with the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Norbert Wiener, of course, is regarded as one of the great minds of the 20th century and Cybernetics is regarded as one of the most influential scientific books of the 20th century, influencing a generation of scientists working in a wide range of disciplines, including information theory, computer learning, and artificial intelligence. A lightly worn, clean, and tight copy in a worn, spine toned, chipped jacket with paper loss at head and tail of jacket. Presents nicely in mylar dust-jacket protector. Inscribed presentation copies of Cybernetics are exceedingly scarce. Provenance: original sales invoice laid-in; sold by Scientia (members ABAA and ILAB) in 1997 to a Cleveland, Ohio collector. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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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        E. Degas. Les Monotypes. Texte de Denis Rouart

      Quatre Chemins - Editart 1948 - 11 pages de texte, 2 pages pour la Table des planches et 40 planches des fac-similés (10 en couleurs (1 à 10) et 30 en double-ton). Toutes les 40 planches sont présentes. Il a été tiré de cet ouvrage 1000 exemplaires numérotés. Les exemplaires numérotés de 1 à 500 ont été imprimés pour Shoman Art Company à Long Island, New-York. Les exemplaires numérotés de 501 à 1000 portent la mention : « Not to be introduced into the U.S.A. ». Notre exemplaire est marqué 556. Les fac-similés ont été exécutés par l'imprimerie d'Art G. Bouan et les couleurs par les ateliers Dreux-Barry. Achevé d'imprimé en février 1948. Couverture semi-rigide, entourée d'un fin papier translucide de protection. Emboîtement rigide. Etat : Bon, état d'ancienneté. Emboîtement : assez bon, frotté et salissures, muet et rudimentaire. Couverture : bon, micro-déchirure (env. 0.6 cm) en bas entre le dos et le 1er plat. Intérieur : bon. La planche 1 (fond rose et signature dans la composition) est en feuille libre, peut-être d'origine ? Intérieur défraîchi, quelques pages jaunies ou d'un ton d'origine jaune plus foncé. Les planches en couleurs sont encore protégées par un fin papier translucide. Par effet d'impression, les planches ont impactés les pages vis-à-vis. Quelques autres traces ici ou là sur des feuilles de planches. 32 x 24 x 1.3 cm 975g. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      Los Angeles: Gladys and Gustave Plochere, 1948. First edition. Hardcover. near fine. 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.

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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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