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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.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books ]
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        Four autograph letters signed

      five pages 16 March - 7 December 1948, Charleston - Two each to Messrs. Musgrave and Hulton of Brighton Pavilion. The letters discuss Grant sending artwork to the Pavilion, the purchase of artwork, arrangements for collection and, finally, Grant's request that he be put up for election to Musgrave's committee, although he "do[es] not like committees." "Clive Bell comes back from Paris on Monday. I have to go to London Weds and Thursday." Punch-holes to corners, somewhat creased else in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        The Golden Cockerel Mabinogion

      London: Christopher Sandford at The Golden Cockerel Press, 1948 VG, 1948 Golden Cockerel Press Limited edition, 20 illustrations. In red half morocco over gilt illustrated cloth. Spine, gilt titles & celtic device. Internally, frontis, illustrated titlepage, [4], 5-266 pp, [1], 20 illustrations (full page] by Braby. Some small spots at cloth base, faded at head, t.e.g., remainder uncut, Welsh armorial bookplate to fpd, binders stamp to fpd, some light edge browning and the occasional light marginal spot, 3 tiny spots to spine. A very good copy! (Folio, 213*353 mm). Title continues: A new translation from the White Book of Rhydderch and the Red Book of Hergest by Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones. With illustrations by Dorothea Braby. Made up of the following: Pwyll prince of Dyfed. Branwen daughter of LlyÌ‚r. Manawydan son of LlyÌ‚r. Math son of Mathonwy. The dream of Macsen Wledig. Lludd and Llefelys. Culhwch and Olwen. The dream of Rhonabwy. The lady of the fountain. Peredur son of Efrawg. Gereint son of Erbin.

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        Tiny Animals Stories: Shame On You, Baby Whale!, The Brave Father Gorilla, The Baby Hippopotamus's Adventure

      SIMON AND SCHUSTER, NEW YORK 1948 - Tiny Animals Stories: Shame On You, Baby Whale!, The Brave Father Gorilla, The Baby Hippopotamus's Adventure, The Baby Camel and His Naughty Father, Why The Litttle Elephant Got Spanked, Hop, Hop, Little Kangaroo, The Tiger Kitten's Poor, Poor Tail, The Little Leopard and His Fat Stomach, "Meow," Said the Fierce Baby Lion, The Two Stuck-In-The-Mud Rhinoceroses, This Little Giraffe Wants To Play, Look Out, Baby BEars, Here He Comes! Colored illustrations. Tight binding. No bookplate. No markings. Slip box housed in an original pictorial cardboard case which shows wear,tears,creased and chipping.Decorated paper boards with the title on spine and decorated endpapers, with "This Golden Book belongs to ____" on the inside front covers. Both names for a;; books in original folded fromed open. Topl slipcase borders of boc hollow extremely rare find. DATE PUBLISHED: 1948 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        EVERY IDLE DREAM

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

      [Bookseller: johnson rare books & archives, ABAA]
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        Décors Ephémères, Paris, 1909-1948. Les Expositions Jeux d'Eau et de Lumière.

      Paris. 1948 - 4to. Original wraps. Library markings throughout. Son et Lumière and architecture for salons and exhibitions of automobiles, airplanes and design. Fine gravure reproductions of the photos of Chevojon and Borremans. Preface Prince Louis Victor de Broglie. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Space-Time Approach to Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

      Physical Society of Japan 1948 - In Reviews of Modern Physics 20 (1948), pp. 367-387 Entire volume for the years 1947-48. Original publisher's orange cloth. X-libris with a formated stamp on front cover, but otherwise free of library marks. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alexander Macaulay Rare Books]
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        Décors Ephémères, Paris, 1909-1948 Les Expositions Jeux d'Eau et de Lumière

      Paris, 1948. 4to. Original wraps. Library markings throughout. Son et Lumière and architecture for salons and exhibitions of automobiles, airplanes and design. Fine gravure reproductions of the photos of Chevojon and Borremans. Preface Prince Louis Victor de Broglie.

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        STUDIES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY, PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

      Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society, 1948-93. 8vo. Volumes I, II, III in paper wrappers as issued then cloth with paper spine labels. Early issues edited by Fredson Bowers. Complete set from the beginning up to 1998, a total of 51 volumes.

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        The Hopi Indians: A Selected and Annotated Bibliography (Original Manuscript)

      np: Unpublished, 1948. 1st. Paperback. Folio. 7pp (single-sided) holograph manuscript. 17 reference works cited. "If you have read a fair selection of the above you are already an 'expert' and will need no further guidance, beyond the references and bibliographies encountered." - pg. 7 - Eggan manuscript. Cream lined paper housed in black portfolio with title label to spine. Eggan has made several corrections to his writings. It appears that this manuscript was never published. Eggan (1906 - 1991) was universally recognized as one of the great anthropologists of the 20th century. In the summer of 1932, Eggan was selected for a Laboratory of Anthropology fellowship in Santa Fe, NM for field training in ethnology and spent the summer among the Hopi, during which he revolutionized the current understanding of their social organization. The Hopi research led him to a Ph.D. dissertation on the social organization of the Western Pueblos (Hopi, Zuni, Acoma, and Laguna). Among his writings are Social Organization of the Western Pueblos (1950) and The American Indian (1966). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 17th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books]
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        Cybernetics: Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine

      New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1948. First American Edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. First American Edition. [8], [7]-194 pages. 8vo. Publisher's red cloth with black embossed box with white "CYBERNETICS" on front panel and similar design on the spine panel with author and publisher in blank print. An exceptionally bright and clean example in the difficult to find dust jacket. A small closed tear to the top of the dust jacket front panel near the spine and a tiny tear to the rear gutter dj. Otherwise just a touch of wear overall to the dust jacket. The best copy we've owned in 20 years. Cloth. "Cybernetics was the first conventionally published book, rather than a technical report, to include a serious discussion of electronic digital computing." (Origins of Cyberspace 991 refering to the French edition which preceded the American by a few months). This book introduced the term cybernetics and clarified the questions raised by the rapid development of computing technology in the mid twentieth century. Cybernetics "has contributed to popularizing a way of thinking in communication theory terms, such as feedback, information, control, input, output, stability, homeostasis, prediction, and filtering." DSB (1981), v.14, p.347.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Picasso a Antibes Photographies de Michel Sima Commentees par Paul Eluard Introduction par Jaime Sabartes

      [Paris]: Rene Drouin, 1948. First Edition, with more than 90 half-tone photographs of Picasso, with his family, working, and with completed works. With an important commentary by noted author and friend of Picasso's, Paul Eluard and an Introduction by another noted author and close friend, Jaime Sabartes. Folio, 3/4 blue morocco with marble pastepaper, spine panelled, author and title in gilt, teg, original pictorial wrappers of Picasso bound in. An important record of the master and his work.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        The Hopi Indians: A Selected and Annotated Bibliography (Original Manuscript)

      np: Unpublished, [1948]. Folio. 7pp (single-sided) holograph manuscript. 17 reference works cited. "If you have read a fair selection of the above you are already an 'expert' and will need no further guidance, beyond the references and bibliographies encountered." - pg. 7 - Eggan manuscript. Cream lined paper housed in black portfolio with title label to spine. Eggan has made several corrections to his writings. It appears that this manuscript was never published. Eggan (1906 - 1991) was universally recognized as one of the great anthropologists of the 20th century. In the summer of 1932, Eggan was selected for a Laboratory of Anthropology fellowship in Santa Fe, NM for field training in ethnology and spent the summer among the Hopi, during which he revolutionized the current understanding of their social organization. The Hopi research led him to a Ph.D. dissertation on the social organization of the Western Pueblos (Hopi, Zuni, Acoma, and Laguna). Among his writings are Social Organization of the Western Pueblos (1950) and The American Indian (1966). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 17th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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        Of Flight and Life

      1948. First Edition . Signed. LINDBERGH, Charles A. Of Flight and Life. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. Slim octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $2800.First edition of this prophetic discourse on weapons of mass destruction by the famed aviator, inscribed on the half title by him in the year of publication, ""To J— O— With best wishes from Charles A. Lindbergh August 1948.""In this Cold War-era essay, Lindbergh warns about the dangers of the Soviet Union and uncontrolled scientific advances without a moral compass acting as a guide. Of Flight and Life ""sums up Lindbergh's concerns about the unchecked spread of scientific materialism and his fear that Americans were caught in a vicious circle in which our security today demanded regimentation and the development of weapons that would ruin us tomorrow"" (Robert Wohl). With Scribner's ""A"" on copyright page. The recipient, John Oldrin, who was a friend of the Lindberghs, was president of Darien Library in Darien Connecticut, where the Lindberghs had a home.Book fine; chip to spine head, edge-wear to very good dust jacket.

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        Who Goes There : Seven Tales of Science -Fiction

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948. First Edition stated, 1948. Near Fine, tiny top corner bump, in a Near Fine dust jacket, very light edge wear, small corner crease front flap. Fantastic Hannes Bok illustrated dust jacket. First published in "Astounding Stories", August 1938, the title story has been the basis for 3 films - "The Thing from Another World" (1951), "The Thing" (1982) by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell, and "The Thing" (2011). One of the classics of science fiction. . First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        L'état de siège

      - Gallimard, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 35 copie Hors commerce, numerata alfa. Bel autografo firmato da Albert Camus e scritto con due inchiostri: "Un signor Albert Blain poiché ama la libertà con la memoria di simpatia Albert Camus e lo stato di assedio che è nulla altro che il piccolo commento drammatico per una grande "uomo libero, potrete sempre caro il mare!" Alcuni piccola minore foxing principalmente colpisce i margini di alcune foglie e guardie, una traccia piega verticale sul secondo piatto. carta ingiallita come generalmente insolated indietro, copia completa della sua Blurb. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 35 exemplaires hors commerce et numérotés sur alfa. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité affectant principalement les marges de certains feuillets et les gardes, une trace de pliure verticale sur le second plat. Bel envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus et rédigé à l'aide de deux encres au célèbre bouquiniste des quais et anarchiste, Albert Blain :  "puisqu'il aime la liberté avec le souvenir de sympathie d'Albert Camus et l'Etat de siège qui n'est rien d'autre que le petit commentaire dramatique d'un grand vers : "Homme libre, toujours tu chériras la mer!" Grand ami des flaneurs bibliophiles et des écrivains, notamment du libertaire Han Ryner avec lequel il entretint une longue correspondance, Albert Blain inspira Léo Malet qui en fait le meilleur ami de Rémy Brandwell dans la série des Nestor Burma. En 1955, répondant favorablement à une invitation d'Albert Blain devenu "Président de la Chambre syndicale des bouquinistes des quais de la Seine", Camus se remémorera avec plaisir leur complicité d'après guerre: "Je n'ai pas oublié nos petites conversations sur les quais" Cette précieuse dédicace réalisée sur un des rares exemplaires de l'auteur sur beau papier, témoigne de l'intéret et du respect de Camus pour cette figure de l'intelligence libre, frèrre de ces "Justes" qui lui inspireront l'année suivante, l'une de ses pièces majeures.   

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        Aus Den Gebeten Israels; Rudolf Koch; Three Autograph Letters, Signed

      Frankfurt am Main; Woodstock VT; Centerport, NY: Berthold Wolpe; Print, 1948. First edition. Softcover. Near fine. Aus den Gebeten Israels is 4to, 38,(2)pp. Printed wraps with a simple Star of David in black on the upper cover; text printed in red and black. The upper cover is unevenly sunned else this is a near fine copy; warmly inscribed on the front free endpaper by Guggenheim as "Guggy and Eu", 1950. Rudolf Koch is an off print from PRINT, Vol. V, No. 1. Bound in printed wraps. Illustrated, and with a tipped-in frontispiece portrait of Koch. Laid into this are three autograph letters all dated in August, 1947, from either Centerport or Flushing, NY, two signed "Guggenheim" and the other simply "Guggy". Fine. The first book and the letters are in German; the other in English. Guggenheim was the chairman of the Offenbach Jewish Community from 1933-1939; in 1938 he was deported to a concentration camp, a victim of Kristallnacht. Later he was released and emigrated with his wife, Eugenie, to New York.

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        L'APOCALYPSE DE SAINT JEAN APÔTRE

      Paris: [Printed by Robert Blanchet for Paul Féraud], 1948. No. 12 OF 160 COPIES and ONE OF 10 COPIES with an additional suite of plates PRINTED ON VELLUM. This deluxe illlustrated edition of the Book of Revelations is enhanced by a stately binding by an important French firm and by an additional suite of the evocative etchings, printed on creamy vellum. The text here includes the three Epistles of Saint John, in addition to the Apocalypse, translated by Le Maistre de Sacy (1613-84), who was a member of the Jansenists, a French Roman Catholic sect named for and adhering to the doctrines of Cornelius Jansen, Bishop of Ypres; the group was strongly opposed to the teachings of the Jesuits and was supported by such literary luminaries as Pascal and Racine. A major theologian, de Sacy spent two years in the Bastille for his heterodoxy. The binding's fanfare style of decoration was popular in France during de Sacy's lifetime. The main features of this style, in Glaister's words, "are interlacing ribbons" that form "compartments of various shapes, with emphasis given to a central compartment. This interlacing ribbon is bounded by a double line on one side and a single one on the other." Ornaments made with small hand tools "fill all the compartments except the central one and almost completely cover the sides." The fanfare style is perhaps most frequently associated with the work of Nicolas and Clovis Eve, court binders and booksellers to successive kings of France from about 1578 to 1634. It is generally believed that the term "fanfare" actually took its name from an early 17th century music book (the title of which begins with the word "fanfare") acquired by the bibliophile Charles Nodier in 1829. The book was bound for Nodier by the famous Parisian binder Joseph Thouvenin, using an appropriately retrospective design in imitation of the Eves' style, which from that point forward came to be known as "fanfare." This retrospective binding was executed by one of the greatest French bookbinding families. In her "Bookbinders and their Craft," Prideaux says that the Gruel firm, founded in 1811, "always had the highest reputation . . . for initiative in artistic matters, as well as for irreproachable execution in the detail of its many-sided achievements." Paul Gruel (1864-1954) took over the firm after the death of his father, the great Léon Gruel, in 1923 and ably directed the operation until his own death, maintaining the atelier's reputation for excellence. The moving illustrations are the work of Jean Bernard (1908-94), a prolific book illustrator and a leader in the French artisans' association, Les Compagnons du Devoir. The etchings show to especially fine effect on vellum.. 340 x 263 mm. (13 1/4 x 10 1/2"). 2 p.l., 128 pp., [5] leaves. Translated into French by Maître de Sacy. No. 12 OF 160 COPIES and ONE OF 10 COPIES with an additional suite of plates PRINTED ON VELLUM. IMPRESSIVE SMOOTH CALF, CONSPICUOUSLY GILT IN A FANFARE STYLE, BY GRUEL (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with interlacing strapwork and many curling gilt vines, raised bands, spine gilt with twining vine enclosed by double gilt rules, gilt titling, turn-ins ruled and tooled in gilt, dark brown watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt. Original pictorial paper wrappers bound in. Housed in an attractive morocco-backed, suede-lined cloth clamshell box. With 65 small etchings in the text (including historiated initials), an illustrated table of plates, and 30 full-page etchings by Jean Bernard; with an additional suite of the plates printed on vellum, numbered (10/10) and signed by the artist. Vellum lightly rumpled and with occasional (naturally occurring) variations in grain, but A SPARKLING COPY inside and out. This deluxe illlustrated edition of the Book of Revelations is enhanced by a stately binding by an important French firm and by an additional suite of the evocative etchings, printed on creamy vellum. The text here includes the three Epistles of Saint John, in addition to the Apocalypse, translated by Le Maistre de Sacy (1613-84), who was a member of the Jansenists, a French Roman Catholic sect named for and adhering to the doctrines of Cornelius Jansen, Bishop of Ypres; the group was strongly opposed to the teachings of the Jesuits and was supported by such literary luminaries as Pascal and Racine. A major theologian, de Sacy spent two years in the Bastille for his heterodoxy. The binding's fanfare style of decoration was popular in France during de Sacy's lifetime. The main features of this style, in Glaister's words, "are interlacing ribbons" that form "compartments of various shapes, with emphasis given to a central compartment. This interlacing ribbon is bounded by a double line on one side and a single one on the other." Ornaments made with small hand tools "fill all the compartments except the central one and almost completely cover the sides." The fanfare style is perhaps most frequently associated with the work of Nicolas and Clovis Eve, court binders and booksellers to successive kings of France from about 1578 to 1634. It is generally believed that the term "fanfare" actually took its name from an early 17th century music book (the title of which begins with the word "fanfare") acquired by the bibliophile Charles Nodier in 1829. The book was bound for Nodier by the famous Parisian binder Joseph Thouvenin, using an appropriately retrospective design in imitation of the Eves' style, which from that point forward came to be known as "fanfare." This retrospective binding was executed by one of the greatest French bookbinding families. In her "Bookbinders and their Craft," Prideaux says that the Gruel firm, founded in 1811, "always had the highest reputation . . . for initiative in artistic matters, as well as for irreproachable execution in the detail of its many-sided achievements." Paul Gruel (1864-1954) took over the firm after the death of his father, the great Léon Gruel, in 1923 and ably directed the operation until his own death, maintaining the atelier's reputation for excellence. The moving illustrations are the work of Jean Bernard (1908-94), a prolific book illustrator and a leader in the French artisans' association, Les Compagnons du Devoir. The etchings show to especially fine effect on vellum.

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        Les Fleurs du mal. Spleen et idéal. Tableaux Parisiens

      1948. Paris, Marcel Sautier 1948 - 1952. 2 volumes in-Folio en feuillets, sous couvertures illustrées rempliées, doubles étuis. 269 lithographies originales en noir, dont 4 en couvertures, 2 frontispices et 263 encadrant le texte à pleine page, dont 33 à doubles pages. Tirage limité numéroté à 200 exemplaires sur Vélin pur fil à la forme du Marais, et quelques exemplaires numérotés en chiffres romains réservés aux collaborateurs. Un des quelques exemplaires réservés aux collaborateurs en chiffres romains (n°III). Celui-ci portant envoi autographe daté de E. Goerg à son secrétaire et vieil ami Philippe Fontaine, ainsi que 2 dessins originaux en pages de couverture.

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        The Symphony Story [Unfaithfully Yours]. Screenplay by Preston Sturges

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1948. Mimeographed sheets, 159 pages. Brad-fastened in covers stamped with the working title and the date, January 15, 1948; blue revised pages dated 1/19/1948. Copy number "16": stamped on cover and first page, distribution receipt removed. Covers show some use. The original screenplay for Sturges's first film for Fox. This classic dark comedy starred Rex Harrison in a character partly modeled on Sir Thomas Beecham. The copy of cinematographer Victor Milner, with his signature and notes on the front cover, and his ink or pencil notes about shots, lighting, etc. at various places in the margins. Besides his other work for Sturges (The Lady Eve, Christmas in July, The Palm Beach Story) Milner also filmed such classics as Trouble in Paradise (1932) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946).

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        The Forsyte Saga Complete

      Published in 1948 by William Heinemann, this is a very nice example of this edition of "The Forsyte Saga" in two volumes, The Forsyte Saga and the follow up volume "A Modern Comedy" containing the three books John Galsworthy wrote as his sequel to the "The Forsyte Saga","The White Monkey": "The Silver Spoon", & "Swansong", both volumes are thin India Paper editions running to over 2000 pages across the two books these copies being BEAUTIFULLY BOUND IN A FULL MOROCCO LEATHER BINDING bound by BAYNTUN RIVIERE OF BATH titled and elaborately decorated in gilt, page edges gilded all-round, marbled endpapers and gilt decoration to board inner edges, both illustrated with a folding family tree. apart from some minor surface scuffs and minor bumps, else the bindings are in very nice general condition, internally contents nice and clean, overseas shipping for the two books will be higher than the basic standard quote, there are more pictures uploaded, please click on listing to view A BEAUTIFULLY BOUND SET OF THIS CLASSIC WORK

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cox]
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        Meticulous School Girl Project w 120 detailed Fashion Patterns with extensive narrative and detail

      Hingham, Norfolk, England, 1948. Fiserh's Young America's Library Edition. A large format 120 page album hand penned by a young woman, Miss R. G. Gordon. It includes 120 fashion patterns with complete detail as to placement of darts, tucks, etc. Also includes measurements and detail on location of each pattern piece. The cutting lines are black and the action lines e.g. dart placement are red. Additionally each pattern includes a detailed narrative with instructions on cutting and assembly. Great care is taken in explaining processes above the basics e.g. tucks and gathers. Patterns for skirts, kimonos, various collars and sleeves, bodice, wedding dress, short coat, jacket, long coat, cape, pajamas, knickers, a child's dress and more. Measures 11" x 14 1/2. Parenthetically the project received a "Very Good 100%" grade.

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        BLAZING GUNS ON THE CHISHOLM TRAIL

      New York: Random House, [1948]., 1948. First edition. First edition. 8vo. Pseudonym of Frank Fowler. The source for the 1948 Western classic "Red River," which was directed by Howard Hawks and starred John Wayne and Montgomery Clift. Chase, a cowboy by way of Brooklyn, went to California to write other screenplays including "The Fighting SeaBees," which also starred John Wayne and, later on, two critically acclaimed Anthony Mann Westerns, "Bend of the River" and "Winchester '73," both of which starred James Stewart. Red River has been selected by the Library of Congress as a national film treasure. A fine copy of this poorly produced title in a fine, bright dust jacket with light restoration to the spine ends. Housed in a clamshell case with dust jacket front cover depicted on the front cover and spine.

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        Le grand vestiaire

      First edition, one of 10 numbered hors commerce copies on alfa reserved for the author, the only large paper copies apart from 28 on pur filA good and rare copy. Gallimard Paris 1948 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Symphony Story [Unfaithfully Yours]. Screenplay by Preston Sturges

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1948. Mimeographed sheets, 159 pages. Brad-fastened in covers stamped with the working title and the date, January 15, 1948; blue revised pages dated 1/19/1948. Copy number "16": stamped on cover and first page, distribution receipt removed. Covers show some use. The original screenplay for Sturges's first film for Fox. This classic dark comedy starred Rex Harrison in a character partly modeled on Sir Thomas Beecham. The copy of cinematographer Victor Milner, with his signature and notes on the front cover, and his ink or pencil notes about shots, lighting, etc. at various places in the margins. Besides his other work for Sturges (The Lady Eve, Christmas in July, The Palm Beach Story) Milner also filmed such classics as Trouble in Paradise (1932) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946).

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books ]
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        [Kinsey Reports] Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, [together with] Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

      Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders [through 1953], 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Near Fine+. First Printings of this two-volume landmark work on human sexuality. Thick, tall 8vo: xv[1],804; xxx,841[1]pp. Publisher's maroon cloth, covers blocked in black and navy blue, spines stamped in gilt, typographic dust jackets in orange (male) and yellow (female) printed in black. Human Male: spine ends gently bumped, else Fine; jacket slightly dusty, shade of lightening to spine panel (but less than usual), two small chips at crown (not affecting lettering or design), unnecessary clear tape mends to verso, price obliterated by sticker removal, better than Very Good. Human Female: lower spine very lightly scuffed, small white spot at crown, about Fine; jacket, priced $8.00 to back flap, with light wear to folds and extremities, several small closed tears and creases, spine panel bright and unfaded, Near Fine or better. Garrison-Morton 7037-38. Kinsey and his colleagues at the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University based the first volume on histories of approximately 5,300 males, collected during a fifteen year period. The text describes the methodology, sampling, coding, interviewing, and statistical analyses. Sexual Behavior in the Human Female was based on personal interviews with approximately 6,000 women. The data was analyzed for the frequency with which women participate in various types of sexual activity and considered how such factors as age, social-economic status, and religious adherence influenced sexual behavior. The evidence suggested that women were less sexually active than men, but the publications were immediately controversial, causing shock and outrage, both because they challenged conventional beliefs about sexuality and because they discussed subjects considered taboo. The Kinsey Reports together sold three-quarters of a million copies and were translated into thirteen languages, making them among the most successful and influential scientific books of the 20th century. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Kinsey Reports] Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, [together with] Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

      W. B. Saunders [through 1953], Philadelphia 1948 - First Printings of this two-volume landmark work on human sexuality. Thick, tall 8vo: xv[1],804; xxx,841[1]pp. Publisher's maroon cloth, covers blocked in black and navy blue, spines stamped in gilt, typographic dust jackets in orange (male) and yellow (female) printed in black. Human Male: spine ends gently bumped, else Fine; jacket slightly dusty, shade of lightening to spine panel (but less than usual), two small chips at crown (not affecting lettering or design), unnecessary clear tape mends to verso, price obliterated by sticker removal, better than Very Good. Human Female: lower spine very lightly scuffed, small white spot at crown, about Fine; jacket, priced $8.00 to back flap, with light wear to folds and extremities, several small closed tears and creases, spine panel bright and unfaded, Near Fine or better. Garrison-Morton 7037-38. Kinsey and his colleagues at the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University based the first volume on histories of approximately 5,300 males, collected during a fifteen year period. The text describes the methodology, sampling, coding, interviewing, and statistical analyses. Sexual Behavior in the Human Female was based on personal interviews with approximately 6,000 women. The data was analyzed for the frequency with which women participate in various types of sexual activity and considered how such factors as age, social-economic status, and religious adherence influenced sexual behavior. The evidence suggested that women were less sexually active than men, but the publications were immediately controversial, causing shock and outrage, both because they challenged conventional beliefs about sexuality and because they discussed subjects considered taboo. The Kinsey Reports together sold three-quarters of a million copies and were translated into thirteen languages, making them among the most successful and influential scientific books of the 20th century. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Kinsey Reports] Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, [together with] Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

      Philadelphia W. B. Saunders [through 1953] 1948 First Printings of this two-volume landmark work on human sexuality. Thick, tall 8vo: xv[1],804; xxx,841[1]pp. Publisher's maroon cloth, covers blocked in black and navy blue, spines stamped in gilt, typographic dust jackets in orange (male) and yellow (female) printed in black. Human Male: spine ends gently bumped, else Fine; jacket slightly dusty, shade of lightening to spine panel (but less than usual), two small chips at crown (not affecting lettering or design), unnecessary clear tape mends to verso, price obliterated by sticker removal, better than Very Good. Human Female: lower spine very lightly scuffed, small white spot at crown, about Fine; jacket, priced $8.00 to back flap, with light wear to folds and extremities, several small closed tears and creases, spine panel bright and unfaded, Near Fine or better. Garrison-Morton 7037-38. Fine- Kinsey and his colleagues at the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University based the first volume on histories of approximately 5,300 males, collected during a fifteen year period. The text describes the methodology, sampling, coding, interviewing, and statistical analyses. Sexual Behavior in the Human Female was based on personal interviews with approximately 6,000 women. The data was analyzed for the frequency with which women participate in various types of sexual activity and considered how such factors as age, social-economic status, and religious adherence influenced sexual behavior. The evidence suggested that women were less sexually active than men, but the publications were immediately controversial, causing shock and outrage, both because they challenged conventional beliefs about sexuality and because they discussed subjects considered taboo. The Kinsey Reports together sold three-quarters of a million copies and were translated into thirteen languages, making them among the most successful and influential scientific books of the 20th century. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Sexual Behavior in the Human Male

      W. B. Saunders Co. Philadelphia 1948 - First Edition. Rare first printing of this important study, written in conjunction with Wardell Pomeroy and Clyde Martin. Near Fine, contemporary signature at front endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, with few short closed tears, top spine end with chipping, lower spine end with quarter sized chip. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Moth

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Inscribed by author on free front end paper in blue ink: "To Fit[?] Clark[?]:/ In memory of too/ many* martinis/ James M Cain/ Houston, Tex./ August 14, 1948/ * But not too, too many." Good+ in Near Fine unclipped dust jacket. Cloth soiled, spine sunned, front hinge a little weak. Dust jacket is attractive: hardly any rubbing. Front panel has very slight curling. A fun signature from the famous noir author, a serious drinker.

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        Picasso a Antibes. Photographies de Michel Sima. Commentees par Paul Eluard. Introduction par Jaime Sabartes

      [Paris]: Rene Drouin, 1948. First Edition, with more than 90 half-tone photographs of Picasso, with his family, working, and with completed works. With an important commentary by noted author and friend of Picasso's, Paul Eluard and an Introduction by another noted author and close friend, Jaime Sabartes. Folio, 3/4 blue morocco with marble pastepaper, spine panelled, author and title in gilt, teg, original pictorial wrappers of Picasso bound in. An important record of the master and his work.

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        History of Western Philosophy and its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to Present Day

      GEORGE ALLEN AND UNWIN, LONDON 1948 - recent bound in full tan morocco baby skin soft brilliant bright gold gilt decorated and lettered with raised spine, all edges gilt, binding tight, pages yellowing DATE PUBLISHED: 1948 EDITION: THIRD PRINTING 916 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Archiv für Geschichte des Buchwesens. Herausgegeben von der Historischen Kommission des Börsenvereins des Buchhandels. - [22 Bände].

      Bände 1 bis 22 des Archivs für Geschichte des Buchwesens. - Hg. von der Historischen Kommission des Börsenvereins des Buchhandels. - Mit unzähligen Fachbeiträgen und dem in Band 20 enthaltenen Gesamtregister für die ersten 20 Jahrgänge. - Die Bände stammen aus der Handbibliothek des Antiquars Hartmut Erlemann (1948-2014) und tragen auf dem hinteren Spiegel jeweils ein typographisches Nachlass-Exlibris. - Sehr feine Tabaknote teils minimal berieben und bestoßen. Sonst und insgesamt gute, gepflegte Exemplare.

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        The Golden Cockerel Mabinogion

      London: Christopher Sandford at The Golden Cockerel Press, 1948 VG, 1948 Golden Cockerel Press Limited edition, 20 illustrations. In red half morocco over gilt illustrated cloth. Spine, gilt titles & celtic device. Internally, frontis, illustrated titlepage, [4], 5-266 pp, [1], 20 illustrations (full page] by Braby. Some small spots at cloth base, faded at head, t.e.g., remainder uncut, Welsh armorial bookplate to fpd, binders stamp to fpd, some light edge browning and the occasional light marginal spot, 3 tiny spots to spine. A very good copy! (Folio, 213*353 mm). Title continues: A new translation from the White Book of Rhydderch and the Red Book of Hergest by Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones. With illustrations by Dorothea Braby. Made up of the following: Pwyll prince of Dyfed. Branwen daughter of Lly?r. Manawydan son of Lly?r. Math son of Mathonwy. The dream of Macsen Wledig. Lludd and Llefelys. Culhwch and Olwen. The dream of Rhonabwy. The lady of the fountain. Peredur son of Efrawg. Gereint son of Erbin.

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        Archiv des Völkerrechts. Herausgegeben von Walter Schätzel, Hans Wehberg, Hans-Jürgen Schlochauer, Philip Kunig, Walter Rudolf, u. a. Bände 1-36.

      Gr. 8 (23,5 x 15,5 cm). 12 Orig.-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. 11 Private Halbleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. 42 Orig.-Broschuren. [Softcover / Paperback]. "Das Archiv des Völkerrechts ist eine im Jahre 1948 gegründete Vierteljahresschrift. In Abhandlungen, Berichten und Buchbesprechungen behandelt sie die Entwicklung des internationalen Rechts in seiner ganzen Breite. Das AVR ist ein Forum der deutschsprachigen Völkerrechtswissenschaft und sucht den internationalen Dialog des Faches. Die Beiträge reflektieren dogmatische und theoretische Grundfragen des Völkerrechts ebenso wie die Entwicklung der internationalen Rechtsprechung. Die behandelten Rechtsgebiete reichen vom überlieferten Kernbestand des zwischenstaatlichen Völkerrechts und des Rechts der bewaffneten Konflikte über das Recht internationaler Organisationen, die Menschenrechte, das Umweltvölkerrecht und Welthandelsrecht bis hin zu Fragen des internationalen Verwaltungsrechts. Das AVR erscheint vierteljährlich und veröffentlicht Beiträge in deutscher, englischer und französischer Sprache." (Quelle: mohr-de) - Bände 1-23 fest gebunden Bände 24-36 in Einzellieferungen, wobei bei Band 34 die Hefte 1 & 3 und bei Band 36 die Hefte 2 & 4 fehlen. - Einbände teils leicht berieben und etwas angestaubt. Papier der ersten 10 Bände etwas gebräunt. Bände durchgehend mit wenigen Anstreichungen, meist in schwarzem Kugelschreiber. Die Broschuren hin und wieder mit handschriftlichen Notizen auf den Vorderdeckeln. - Insgesamt gut erhaltene Exemplare.

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        THE DOUBLE AXE & Other Poems

      Random House, New York 1948 - Signed on a tipped in leaf. Original blue cloth, with dust jacket. Housed in a fancy leather backed slipcase with an elegant abstract design. A fine copy in a nearly fine jacket, slipcase is fine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Elephant and Kangaroo

      Jonathan Cape 1948 - First Edition, First Printing with "First Published 1948" printed on the copyright page. A magnificent dustjacket that is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. This original First Issue dustjacket has the price present on the front flap with only a hint of wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy seldom seen in this nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'état de siège

      Gallimard 1948 - - Gallimard, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 35 exemplaires hors commerce et numérotés sur alfa. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité affectant principalement les marges de certains feuillets et les gardes, une trace de pliure verticale sur le second plat. Bel envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus et rédigé à l'aide de deux encres au célèbre bouquiniste des quais et anarchiste, Albert Blain : "puisqu'il aime la liberté avec le souvenir de sympathie d'Albert Camus et l'Etat de siège qui n'est rien d'autre que le petit commentaire dramatique d'un grand vers : "Homme libre, toujours tu chériras la mer!" Grand ami des flaneurs bibliophiles et des écrivains, notamment du libertaire Han Ryner avec lequel il entretint une longue correspondance, Albert Blain inspira Léo Malet qui en fait le meilleur ami de Rémy Brandwell dans la série des Nestor Burma. En 1955, répondant favorablement à une invitation d'Albert Blain devenu "Président de la Chambre syndicale des bouquinistes des quais de la Seine", Camus se remémorera avec plaisir leur complicité d'après guerre: "Je n'ai pas oublié nos petites conversations sur les quais" Cette précieuse dédicace réalisée sur un des rares exemplaires de l'auteur sur beau papier, témoigne de l'intéret et du respect de Camus pour cette figure de l'intelligence libre, frèrre de ces "Justes" qui lui inspireront l'année suivante, l'une de ses pièces majeures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 35 copies hors commerce, numbered on Alfa paper. Bel autograph signed by Albert Camus and written using two inks: "A Mr. Albert Blain since loves freedom with the memory of sympathy Albert Camus and the state of siege that is nothing other than the small dramatic comment to a large "free man, you will always cherish the sea!" Some small minor foxing mainly affecting the margins of some leaves and guards, a vertical fold trace on the second course. Yellowed paper as generally insolated back, full copy of its blurb. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Seven Storey Mountain

      Harcourt Brace, New York 1948 - First Edition (so stated). Spiritual autobiography of Trappist monk. In the second issue black cloth binding and the second state dustjacket with photo caption stating "Author on the left," and with mention of the Catholic Press Association Award for 1948 on the rear flap. Very good+ or better, with bumping to spine tips and corners and a little shelfwear, in very near fine dustjacket with bright unfaded spine and only traces of rubbing at some edges. Very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Naked and the Dead

      Rinehart and Co, New York 1948 - A very solid copy of the 1948 1st edition (with the Rinehart circled 'R' at the copyright page). Clean and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with very light creasing along the panel edges and light chipping and creasing at the spine crown. Thick octavo, an attractive, presentable copy of Norman Mailer's celebrated first book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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