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        Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism (The Big Book)

      New York: Works Publishing, 1948. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, twelfth printing. viii, 400pp. Original navy cloth with gilt spine lettering. Near Fine in Good+ matching twelfth printing dust jacket. Offsetting from tape on paste downs, book is otherwise in great shape. Jacket rubbed, chipped at top of front panel, closed tear along bottom edge, back panel has tape stains and some other stains and wear, faint droplet stain to unfaded spine panel. An early printing of the A.A. cornerstone in its uncommon jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        New Zealand Her Natural and Industrial Resources. The New Era.

      London. H.M. Stationery Office. Signed in image 1943. Published circa 1948. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 29 x 19 1/4 inches on sheet size 30 x 20 inches, two folds as issued. Two tiny tears in lower margin, mounted on archival paperVery good condition. One of a series of maps of the colonies highlighting their rich resources which was designed by MacDonald Gill in 1943 for the British Government; the poster was then issued over a period of several years with changing text in the text block at lower right. This particular copy was issued following World War II; the text at lower right reads:"THE NEW ERA. The demands of war caused New Zealand to expand her industries and develop new ones. Their conversion to peaceful purposes and the continued production of vital foodstuffs will be used by New Zealand for two purposes - to maintain her own high standard of living and social security and also to contribute to the well-being of the world at large."Exquisite pictographs of the natural resources, strong color, textual interest, a striking compass rose: these design features all attest to Gill's graphic genius which had a profound impact on the course of 20th century pictorial mapmaking. "Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd. 51-9316" at lower left edge of poster. "O.P.D. 39/219/6" at lower right edge.

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        Fine Portrait Photograph, signed 'Mohun' and dated, (Maharaja, 1885 or 1886-1967, 9th Rana Prime Minster of Nepal)

      1948 - showing him full length, full face, in Field Marshal's uniform and cloak, and wearing the Prime Minister's tall head-dress which includes the famous 3-inch emerald, 11" x 8¼", no place,

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        Soleil cou coupé

      First edition, one of 100 numbered advance (service de presse) copies on alfa du Marais paper. Half brown morocco Bradel binding over marbled paper boards by P. Goy & C. Vilaine, gilt date to foot of spine, yellow paper endpapers and pastedowns , advertising band preserved and mounted on guards. A rare and poetic autograph inscription from Aimé Césaire to the Pataphysician Maurice Saillet.Light dampstain to foot of covers, a trace of folding to upper cover, foxing to covers and the first few leaves. A nicely bound copy. K éditeur Paris 1948 16,5x22cm relié

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        The Carnelian Cube

      The Gnome Press 1948 - New York: The Gnome Press, 1948. First Edition (stated). SIGNED by both authors on front free endpaper with dedication in Pratt's hand to Julius Unger, a noted SF dealer, publisher, and member of First Fandom. Octavo (8.25" x 5.5"); 230p. Original dustjacket with $3.00 price; book in blue cloth with red lettering. Jacket chipped at head and tail of spine with a few small tears along edges and some general toning. Boards square with light bumping to corners and some fading to top edge. Binding is sound and pages are unmarked. Not an ex-library copy. Initial release of The Gnome Press. [AB-155] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Heart of the Matter

      Heinemann, 1948 A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1948. A very good+ book without inscriptions. Foxing to the page edges. In a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some professional repairs to the spine and corners. unfaded spine with bright white lettering. Creasing and wear to the extremities.

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        Le roi pêcheur

      First edition on ordinary paper.Half black shagreen Bradel binding by Goy & Vilaine, spine titled in palladium, covers and spine preserved, top edge palladium.Autograph inscription signed by Julien Gracq to Professor Georges Blin : "... cette plongée dans les "âges bruns"...[...this foray into the "brown ages"]"Yellowing.A very good copy in a handsome binding.  José Corti Paris 1948 12x19cm relié

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        Alternative to Serfdom

      1948. First Edition . Signed. CLARK, John Maurice. Alternative to Serfdom. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. Octavo, original navy cloth, original dust jacket. $1500.First edition of the renowned economistÂ’s response to HayekÂ’s Road to Serfdom (1944), inscribed “To Caryl Haskins, With the authorÂ’s best regards, John M. Clark,” in scarce dust jacket.“One of the great economists of this centuryÂ…. Clark was an economistÂ’s economist” (New York Times). In Alternative to Serfdom, published in the wake of WWII, Clark “deals pragmatically with the problems of freedom and responsibility in American economic policy. His alternative to serfdom is the balance of competing groups and institutions” (Foreign Affairs). This important work, “based on a 1947 series of lectures at the University of Michigan, was meant as a response to HayekÂ’s Road to Serfdom (1944), particularly in presenting a more positive role for the state.” ClarkÂ’s ability “to extend his theoretical insights and empirical studies into the realm of practical policy remains a model for the development of the discipline and its practitioners” (ANB). “First Edition” stated on copyright page. Recipient Caryl Haskins is very likely the preeminent biophysicist and president of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, who also founded Haskins Laboratories and was a trustee emeritus of the National Geographic Society.Book fine; light soiling, slight edge-wear to seams minimally affecting a word on spine of extremely good dust jacket.

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        Hymne de Paix: hand-written music score and text

      Hand Written 1948 - Dedicated: "A Son Excellence, le Docteur Evatt, President de l'O.N.ll, Palais de Chailloit, Paris", original music hand-done score and text (see attached photos), signed by 11 December 1948 by Delrieu and Royer, in half-leather folder marked on front "Alice de Nairac". See picture for accompanying dedication to Dr H.V. Evatt, Australian Labor Party leader in the 1950s. Size: Large Format - between A4 and A3. Text is in French. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Music Sheets & Scores; France; French Language; Music. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 28937. For further info on this title, click on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button directly underneath this listing. We will reply within 24 hours. Otherwise you can order right now (inclusive of shipping options) from the "Add to Basket" button to the right. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Parler seul. Poème. Lithographie de Joan Miró

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

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        Le roi pêcheur

      First Edition, one of 60 numbered on "pur-fil" paper only leading copies with 45 Marais. We join with our three autograph letters signed copy of the author about the theater "Fisher King" of each page and dated respectively 26 July 1990, of 28 December 1990 and 2 August 1991 (Saint Florent old). Letters addressed to the administration of Theatre Celestine, affect the representation in the theater of the Fisher King, single piece Gracq, written in 1942-1943. In the first letter, the author agrees on the conditions laid down by the theater on its rights in performances, but said he was "hostile to authority exclusively for France requested by Celestine Theatre until 31 December 1993. " In the second letter, he requested a copy of the contract he signed with Mr. Lucet, then director of Theatre Celestine. In the third letter, Gracq request a modification of this contract clause authorization contemporary exclusively, and provides practical guidance on the payment of fees. Buffers date of administration. Handwritten notes in another hand in the margin of the last two letters (secretary). Important handwritten correspondence on the first theatrical performances of the play since the failure of the establishment in 1949. Exceptional together. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! José Corti Paris 1948 & 1990-1991 12,5x19cm & 15x21cm broché & trois feuillets

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        Mémoires sur la deuxième guerre mondiale

      - Plon, Paris 1948-1954, 14x23cm, 10 volumes brochés. - Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 320 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête. Rare et très bel exemplaire. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 320 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête. Un petit accroc en pied d'un second plat. Rare et très bel exemplaire.

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        Intruder in the Dust

      1948. First Edition . FAULKNER, William. Intruder in the Dust. New York: Random House, (1948). Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $2200.First edition of FaulknerÂ’s first novel published since 1940—“his stirring, very great chronicle” (New York Times).“For sheer virtuosity in prose Faulkner has no American rival since Melville and JamesÂ… There is no author I can think of since Chekhov who knows so deeply, and transmits so justly, the people he records in his legendsÂ… none of it has escaped the authorÂ’s scrupulous memory, nor eluded his stirring, very great chronicle” (New York Times). Intruder in the Dust was published eight years after FaulknerÂ’s novel The Hamlet and only one year before Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize. With “First Printing” on copyright page. Petersen A26.2. Bookplate.Book with light rubbing to spine and discoloration to head of spine. Dust jacket with slight soiling and only light rubbing to extremities. A near-fine copy.

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        Eigenh. Widmung mit U. in: Parrot, Louis. Paul Eluard. Une préface et une étude par Louis Parrot, un choix de poèmes, des manuscrits, des dessins, une bibliographie, des portraits. Nouvelle édition complétée.

      (Paris), Editions Pierre Seghers, (1948). - 231, (1) S. Bedruckte Originalbroschur. Kl.-4to. Die Widmung an Karin Bergqvist (1924-2012), ab 1950 Gattin des schwedischen Lyrikers und Übersetzers Erik Lindegren (1910-68) und später Leiterin des Stockholmer Moderna Museet. - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, der Einband etwas fleckig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Declaration of Israel's Independence

      , 1948. 1948. First Edition . [BEN-GURION, David]. ""The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel."" IN: Israel's Provisional Government Official Bulletin No. 1. WITH: Official Bulletins No. 2-3. Tel Aviv: 5 Iyar 5708 [May 14, 1948]-22 Iyar 5708 [May 31, 1948]. Three quarto sheets, folded in half, plus one extra half sheet, each leaf measuring 8 by 13 inches; pp. 14. Housed in a custom chemise and clamshell box. $15,000.First printing of Israel

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      New York, National Committee For Labor Israel.. 1948-1950. Paperback. First edition. Original illustrated blue and white paper wrappers with black-and-white photographs. 4to. About 15 pages each; 28 cm. Statehood-era run of this important Zionist photographic periodical, including the issue from the month when Statehood was declared (May 1948), filled with hundreds of black-and-white photographs, tables, maps, and articles. Covers topics such as “Report on Latin America, ” “Youth that Saved a Nation, ” and “Way of the Mediator. ” The Histadrut “was founded in December 1929 in Haifa to look out for the interests of Jewish workers...The Histadrut became one of the most powerful institutions in the state of Israel, a mainstay of the Labour Zionist movement and, aside from being a trade union, its state-building role made it the owner of a number of businesses and factories and, for a time, the largest employer in the country. Until Israel began moving away from a socialist economy, the Histadrut, along with the government, owned most of the economy” (Wikipedia 2017) . “Newspaper headlines report the sensational side of events in Palestine, but rarely the important things that happen daily. The Jewish State is being built by men and women with a single mind and single purpose, men and women of the Histadrut who stick to their task in fields and factories, who reluctantly take the gun in hand to ward off the enemy. HISTADRUT FOTO-NEWS will bring to American Jewry the story of Palestine in its proper perspective. Its heroes will be workers. Its drama will be the life of the pioneers who build not only new physical wonders but social and spiritual patterns that suit the rebirth of an ancient, civilized people. ” SUBJECT(S) : Labor and laboring classes, Israel, Periodicals. OCLC lists 15 holdings worldwide. Overall, very good condition. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Slight rubbing and mild edgewear. Some issues have more significant edgewear and pencil markings. (HOLO2-134-29) .

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        Hernando de Bengoechea ou l'âme d'un poète

      - Amiot-Dumont, Paris 1948, 14x21,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 50 copie numerate sul filo pergamena puro solo grandi giornali. buffer di stampa bibliofilo come ex libris in cima alla pagina di occhietto. piacevoli esemplare - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Tampon imprimé de bibliophile en guise d'ex-libris en tête de la page de faux-titre. Agréable exemplaire

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        Loved One

      1948. First Edition . Signed. WAUGH, Evelyn. The Loved One. An Anglo-American Tragedy. (London): Chapman & Hall, [1948]. Octavo, original green cloth, top edge gilt, uncut, original printed glassine. $2000.Signed limited large-paper first book edition, number 173 of only 250 copies signed by Evelyn Waugh and illustrator Stuart Boyle, in extremely rare printed glassine dust jacket.“In 1947 Waugh visited Hollywood to discuss the proposed film of Brideshead Revisited. No film was ever made because he refused to alter the story as the producers wished, largely that they might satisfy the standards set by the very powerful Catholic Legion of Decency. But the visit was not barren. With time on his hands he became fascinated with Californian burial practices, and the result was The Loved One (1948) which, for all its macabre setting, was a highly successful light novel based on Forest Lawn” (DNB). Waugh wrote in his diary: “I found a deep mine of literary gold in the cemetery of Forest Lawn and the work of the morticians and intend to get to work immediately on a novelette staged there.” He did extensive research for the novel, which included touring Forest Lawn and reading and annotating Embalming Techniques, a book by Forest Lawn founder, Dr. Hubert Eaton. The Loved One was critically acclaimed in Great Britain, as well as in the States, though The New Yorker refused to publish it when approached, claiming the themes had already been handled by other authors including Sinclair Lewis and Nathaniel West. The Loved One was adapted for the screen in 1965 by British filmmaker Tony Richardson and the screenplay was written by American satirical novelist Terry Southern and British author Christopher Isherwood. This is the first book edition; the work was first published in its entirety by Cyril Connolly in the February 1948 issue of the periodical Horizon. Book very nearly fine, rare dust jacket exceptional and fine. A beautiful signed copy.

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        The Second World War, full set of six U S first editions

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a superb full, six-volume, jacketed set of first editions, quite scarce thus. The Second World War is Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill's perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history... it is a contribution to history..." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office... I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill's work remains seminal, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. The six-volume epic has been called "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." This U.S. first edition is not only considerably scarcer today than its British counterpart, but is also the true first edition. The first U.S. volume, The Gathering Storm, was published in June 1948, while the British first edition was not published until October 1948. The sixth and final U.S. first edition volume, Triumph and Tragedy, was published during Churchill's second and final Premiership in November 1953. A Book-of-the-Month Club (BOMC) edition was published virtually simultaneously with the U.S. first edition and is quite similar in appearance (often causing confusion for disappointed collectors who think they are buying first editions). Note these are not the common BOMC look-alikes, but correct first trade editions in all respects: the dust jackets are unclipped and bear the correct, first printing $6.00 price. All top edges are stained dark yellow-orange. Title and copyright pages bear correct first printing indications. All volumes bear the distinctive red and yellow head and foot bands. There are no BOMC indentations on the rear covers. First edition sets typically suffer considerable sunning, wear, and soiling, with the dust jacket spines particularly prone to fading. This set is a noteworthy exception, featuring truly fine volumes in extraordinarily bright, near fine dust jackets. The jackets are complete, with only minor wear to extremities, the most notable being at the Volume I & II spine heads. Shelf presentation is exceptional, the jackets improbably bright with perfect unfaded color. Of particular note and interest, five of the jackets – those for Volumes II–VI – each bear an intriguing month-day-year inked date stamp on the lower rear flap. One of the date stamps is the day of publication, while the other four vary from 4 to 14 days prior to publication. All six dust jackets are protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. The volumes are likewise exceptional, the bindings square, clean, bright, and tight with unfaded color, and vivid gilt. We note only one small corner bump in the set. The books could be unread. The contents are uniformly clean with no spotting. Previous ownership marks are modest – a small Chicago bookseller sticker to the Volume V lower rear pastedown and identical decorative bookplates affixed to the Volume II and Volume III front pastedowns. Please note that this large set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.1(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(aa), Langworth p.258.

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        Second World War

      1948. First Edition . CHURCHILL, Winston. 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, (1948-54). Six volumes. Octavo, modern full navy morocco gilt, raised bands, spine compartments gilt-stamped with Churchill lion emblems, all edges gilt. $3500.First English editions of ChurchillÂ’s WWII masterpiece, part history and part memoir, written after he lost reelection as Prime Minister, handsomely bound.The six volumes of Churchill's masterpiece were published separately between 1948 and 1954. With the Second World War, Churchill ""pulled himself back from humiliating defeat in 1945, using all his skills as a writer and politician to make his fortune, secure his reputation, and win a second term in Downing Street"" (Reynolds, xxiii). ""Winston himself affirmed that 'this is not history: this is my case"" (Holmes, 285). Churchill was re-elected to the post of Prime Minister in 1951. ""The Second World War is a great work of literature, combining narrative, historical imagination and moral precept in a form that bears comparison with that of the original master chronicler, Thucydides. It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature"" (Keegan, 175). Although preceded by the American editions, the English editions are generally preferred for their profusion of diagrams, maps, and facsimile documents. Cohen A240.4. Woods A123b. Langworth, 254. A fine set, handsomely bound.

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        THE SECOND WORLD WAR. Volume One: The Gathering Storm.

      London: Cassell and Co. Ltd. 1948.. First UK edition, first printing. First UK edition, first printing. PublisherÂ’s original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. 640pp. Folding map. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with a little spotting to the text block edge otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is a little toned to the spine. Not price-clipped (25s net to the front flap). Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the half title “Inscribed by / Winston S. Churchill [underlined] / 1948”. The inscription has bled a little, resulting in light ghosting to the title page. An excellent signed first edition of the first volume in ChurchillÂ’s history of The Second World War which was published in six individual volumes between 1948 and 1954. [Woods A123(b)]. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Deuxieme Guerre Mondiale: L'orage Approche

      , 1948. 1948. First Edition . Signed. CHURCHILL, Winston S. La Deuxième Guerre Mondiale: L

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        Switchback - Complete with letter from Douglas Jerrold to George Orwell

      Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1948 A first edition, first printing published by Eyre and Spottiswoode in 1948. A very good book without dust wrapper. Some off-setting to the rear board. Bumping to the corners and darkening to the page edges. Comes complete with a signed letter from Douglas Jerrold, head of Eyre and Spottiswoode [and Graham Greene's boss], to George Orwell. The letter reads: 'Dear George Orwell, I am sending with this letter Brian Lunn's autobiography which we are publishing on the 27th August. It is rather an unusual book and why, I think, amuse you as well as interest you. Yours Sincerely, Douglas Jerrold (signed). Complete with Orwell's address on official Eyre and Spottiswoode paper. This may have been Orwell's own copy.

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        L'Adieu aux armes [Farewell to Arms]

      1948. Signed. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. L'Adieu aux armes [Farewell to Arms]. Paris: Gallimard, 1948. Small octavo (4-3/4 by 6-3/4 inches), original maroon paper boards, original dust jacket. $6000.Early French edition, presentation/association copy inscribed on the half title by Hemingway to Professor Fraser Drew in reference to Drew's 1955 visit with Hemingway and a day spent discussing literature, ""For Frazer [sic] Drew, hoping he has a good trip home, Ernest Hemingway."" From Hemingway's own library.As a young teacher Drew wrote a letter to which Hemingway responded with uncharacteristic kindness, signing a number of Drew's books. Hemingway then invited Drew to visit, and on April 8, 1955, one year after Hemingway won the Nobel Prize, they spent a long afternoon discussing literature, later recounted by Drew in his article ""Unedited Notes on a Visit to Finca Vigia"" (in Bruccoli, Conversations With Ernest Hemingway, 89-98). At the end of Drew's visit Hemingway said ""Let's go up to the house and sign those books of yours."" Hemingway inscribed all the books Drew had brought with him and presented him with many others from his own collection. Hemingway's inscription in this early French edition of A Farewell to Arms makes particular reference to Drew's imminent departure at the end of his visit with Hemingway. This work is ""probably [Hemingway's] bestÂ… After it one could no more imitate that musical crystal-clear style; blown like glass from the white-heat of violence"" (Connally 60). ""A Farewell to Arms was the novel that placed Hemingway, early, among the American mastersÂ… the consummate masterpiece, among Hemingway's novels"" (Mellow, 377-79). Preceded by the American edition, first issued in 1929, and the 1932 French edition. See Hanneman 8-A; D-70. From the library of Fraser Drew with his bookplate.A fine inscribed presentation copy with an especially memorable association.

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        Spanien. Marokko. Acht Originallithographien von Hans Falk und Tagebuchblätter von Charlotte Falk. Einführung von Alfred Höfliger.

      Zürich, Art. Institut Orell Füssli, 1948. 22 S., 3 Bll., 8 sign. (davon 1 farb.) Lithographien auf Tafeln. Gr.-Fol., lose Bll. in OKartondecke in Schmutzumschlag mit OLithographie Nr. 35 von 100 Ex. (GA 125). - Umschlag mit kleinen Läsuren Versand D: 5,75 EUR

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      1948. VERLAINE, Paul. [Oeuvres]. Paris: André Vial, (1948). Six volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter green morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, uncut, top edges gilt. Housed together in original paper-covered slipcase. $1650.Fine limited edition Verlaine, author of “some of the finest, most musical lyrics in the French language,” with 16 hand-colored etchings in each of the six volumes, number XXIX of only 30 sets printed on Marais paper and reserved for the collaborators (from a total edition of 1700 copies).Paul Verlaine is the archetype of the dissipated, bohemian poet— leader of the Symbolist movement in poetry. He formed the so-called “Decadents,” together with Mallarmé and Baudelaire. His works reflect two predominant themes: “that only self is important, and that the function of poetry is to preserve moments of extreme sensation and unique impressions” (Petri Liukkonen). This splendid limited edition of VerlaineÂ’s complete poetical works is illustrated by five painters in the “sensual style,” Clouzot, Serres (aka Schem), Saint-André, Ferréro, and Perraudin, each competent in depicting boudoir scenes, nudes, and showgirls. Text in French. Fine condition, handsomely bound.

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        Sang d'un Poète

      1948. First Edition . Signed. COCTEAU, Jean. Le Sang dÂ’un Poète. Film. [Paris]: Robert Marin, (1948). Octavo, original tan paper wrappers, uncut. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $4800.Limited first edition (“lÂ’edition originale”) of the book version of CocteauÂ’s first film, number 566 of 2900 copies, this copy wonderfully inscribed by Cocteau on the half title with a large original sketch of a face, “Á Worth Durham, souvenir dÂ’amity française, Jean Cocteau, —, Paris.”When making the 1931 film Le Sang dÂ’un Poète, Cocteau applied his “singular gift for divining truth by means of the fantastic” (Steegmuller, 416). “I didnÂ’t know anything about the art of film,” admits Cocteau. “I invented it for myself as I went along, and used it like a draughtsman dipping his finger for the first time in India ink and smudging a piece of paper with it” (Steegmuller, 406). This book is CocteauÂ’s running description of his first film, a cinematic exploration of “the poetÂ’s inner self,” illustrated with richly printed photogravures made from movie-stills by Sacha Masour. Text in French. Light wear to wrappers. Two light stains to rear wrapper. A near-fine inscribed copy with a wonderful drawing.

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        Cent dessins de Pierre Loti commentés par Claude Farrère

      First edition, one of 100 numbered with Roman numerals on luxury vellum. Our copy, as it is stated in the justification of the draw is complete after 8 illustrations. Claude Farrère text. Tiny bites minor on the second flat back slightly insolated, nice interior state. Arrault Tours 1948 21,5x28,5cm broché

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

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

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        Petits poèmes en prose

      1948. Paris, Aux Presses de la Cité 1948. In-folio plein maroquin orangé, dos à cinq nerfs soulignés de filets dorés, tête dorée, doubles filets dorés sur les coupes et large roulette intérieure dorée, gardes de papier marbré, couverture conservée, sous étui. 171 pages à grandes marges. Titres en rouge, texte en noir. Cette édition des petits poèmes en prose que Mariette Lydis a illustrée de 22 dessins gravés sur cuivre, a été imprimée sur les presses de l'hotel de Sagonne, les tailles-douces étant exécutées à la maison "La tradition". Un des 48 exemplaires numéroté sur papier à la forme de LANA comprenant une suite sur MALACCA teinté et une suite sur LANA tirée en bistre, hors la suite classique. Cet exemplaire porte le n° 57. Nerfs très légèrement frottés, sinon très bel exemplaire.

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        Marge's Little Lulu Volume 1, Number 1, Jan-Feb 1948

      New York: Dell Publishing company, 1948. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Fine. Comic Book Format and Size. First Edition. First Little Lulu in the numbered series. First appearance of "Lulu's Diary". VERY FINE. Binding tight and square with very few short stress marks with very slight rubbing to spine edge. Has been opened only a few times so hinge is very firm. Slight bump to top right corner about a quarter inch in from point. All corners sharply pointed. Covers very bright and completely unmarked and clean. Purple boarder around cover illustration very slightly darkening to edge. Inside covers tanning. Interior pages bright, very clean, without any tears or creases or markings. Email for questions or pictures. All books carefully wrapped and sent boxed.

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        Declaration of Israel's Independence

      1948. First Edition . [BEN-GURION, David]. ""The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel."" IN: Israel's Provisional Government Official Bulletin No. 1. WITH: Official Bulletins No. 2-3. Tel Aviv: 5 Iyar 5708 [May 14, 1948]-22 Iyar 5708 [May 31, 1948]. Three quarto sheets, folded in half, plus one extra half sheet, each leaf measuring 8 by 13 inches; pp. 14. Housed in a custom chemise and clamshell box. $15,000.First printing of Israel’s Declaration of Independence, together with two rare successive issues of the Official Bulletin from the same month.May 14, 1948 was the final day of the British Mandate over Palestine, and as that day approached, various nations angled to determine the future, or lack thereof, of the proposed Jewish state. In an effort to finally bring their dream of a Jewish homeland to fruition, Jewish leaders seized the initiative and began preparations to create a government for a Zionist state. Spearheaded by David Ben-Gurion, leaders ""established a 13-member National Administration and a National Council of 37 members, which would, upon the departure of the British Mandatory forces, become the provisional government and legislature of the Jewish State… A committee of five—David Remez, [Felix] Rosenblueth, Moshe Shapira, [Moshe] Shertok, and Aharon Zisling—was appointed to draft the Declaration of Independence. The draft submitted by the committee on May 13 consisted of 22 articles… It was criticized as too long and flowery, and the final wording was entrusted to Ben-Gurion, Rabbi Y. L. Fishman (Maimon), A. Zisling, and M. Shertok. During the same evening Ben-Gurion prepared a final draft, which was approved by his colleagues on the committee."" Debate on the final wording the next day, May 14, was fierce, with concerns about whether or not a state language should be named, the extent to which religion should enter into the document, and whether the borders of the nation should be delineated. Ultimately, it was decided that the document contain a brief history of the historical precedents for the foundation of the new nation, a description of the various authorities supporting the land's establishment, the reasons for its establishment, and a clear explanation of the temporary government that would lead it until a permanent structure was formed. The majority approved the document, and Ben-Gurion then ""requested that the Declaration be adopted unanimously in a second vote, whatever objections members might have to a particular item or aspect, and this was done"" (Encyclopedia Judaica). That same day, at 4:30 pm on Friday, May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion proclaimed Israel's independence, saying: ""I shall read you the Foundation Scroll of the State of Israel, which has been approved in first reading by the National Council."" His recitation of Israel's Declaration of Independence was broadcast throughout the entirety of the new state of Israel, and the nation, now a fait accompli, was quickly recognized by the United States and the USSR, assuring its acceptance. The National Council then immediately became the Provisional Council of State, with Ben-Gurion at its head, and it published the Declaration as its first official bulletin. That day has been celebrated every year since as Yom ha Azma'ut, Israeli Independence Day. First Israeli government printings of all three bulletins. The Declaration's equivalent in U.S. history would be the John Dunlap broadside of the Declaration of Independence. Declaration with names of the 37 members of the Temporary Government, headed by David Ben-Gurion, listed on page 2, rear page blank except for printer's name. Text in Hebrew. Double hole-punch along right margins.A bit of usual toning, signatures divided or partially divided into leaves. Near-fine condition.

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        Les caractères. (Choix de pensées et de portraits). Exemplaire unique

      1948. Les Centraux Bibliophiles 1948. In-folio en feuillets sous chemise et double emboitage. Lithographies originales de Henri CHAROUSSET. XII + 189 pages. Exemplaire enrichi d'une des 20 suites enoir, celle-ci sur Lana, de 16 grands dessins originaux des lithographies, dont 6 essais ou planches refusées, et du menu illustré et signé par Henri CHAROUSSET. Tirage limité numéroté à140 exemplaires seulement, celui-ci n°46 imprimé nominativement. Exemplaire unique, en très bon état

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        Repertorium bibliographicum, in quo libri omnes ab arte typographica inventa usque ad annum MD

      New edition from the text of 1825.Publisher's green cloth, spines uniformly faded gilt in compartments.The standard book about the study of 15th century books and incunables.A rare copy. Görlich Milan 1948 12,5x21cm 4 volumes reliés

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       12. Sept. 1948. Orig.-Buntstiftzeichnung. 30 x 40 cm. In sehr gutem Zustand.Vom K

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      Edition partly original, review copy. Binding half burgundy shagreen with corners, back with four nerves set with golden threads and adorned with a gilded central jewel, date and golden tail thread, plates, guards and contreplats paper moiré, preserved cover. Signed autograph André Breton Professor Georges Blin, "... loving memory ..." Nice copy. Gallimard Paris 1948 14x20,5cm relié

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      New York, National Committee For Labor Israel, 1948. First edition. Original illustrated blue and white paper wrappers with black-and-white photographs. 4to. About 15 pages each; 28 cm. Statehood-era run of this important Zionist photographic periodical, including the issue from the month when Statehood was declared (May 1948), filled with hundreds of black-and-white photographs, tables, maps, and articles. Covers topics such as

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      Radierung signiert 1948 - Ex. 62, Aufl. 75, 29,5 x 22,5 cm Schm

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      Paramount 1948 - Vintage original 55 x 78" (140 x 200 cm.) quattro foglio / 4-fogli poster, Italy. Marlene Dietrich, Jean Arthur, dir: Billy Wilder; Paramount. Art by Ercole Brini. Although most of this film was shot in Hollywood, various of its exteriors were shot in a still-devastated post-WWII Berlin. And though this is not one of Wilder's most important films, it clearly was a very important opportunity for Dietrich to make a film about the city with which she had started her career, and which, with the ascent of Nazism, she had chosen to leave. The artwork of her by Ercole Brini is clearly to die for! On linen, with slight fold touch up, NEAR FINE

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        La vie est sans pitié

      First edition printed in 101 numbered copies on grand vélin Arches.Illustrated cover by Pablo Picasso.Spine slightly sunned, otherwise a good copy.  S.n. (Pierre Bettencourt) Saint-Maurice d'Etelan 1948 14,5x23cm broché

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        Soleil cou coupé

      - K éditeur, Paris 1948, 16,5x22cm, relié. - Prima edizione, uno dei 100 esemplari numerati su alfa Marais riservata alla stampa. Associazione a bradel metà marocco nocciola, liscio indietro, quando la coda d'oro, marmo piatto, risguardi e contreplats sabbia, risguardi e contreplats serbatoio di carta, roulotte conservati e incollati su una guardia, firmato vincolante P. & C. Goy Vilaine. Raro e poetica dedica autografa firmata dall'autore Maurice Saillet patafisico. Un chiaro piatti bagnatura intera, una traccia di piega in copertina, foxing principalmente piatti interessano così come i primi strati. Copia piacevolmente stabilito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa du Marais réservés au service de presse. Reliure à la bradel en demi maroquin noisette, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier sable, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, bande annonce conservée et encollée sur une garde, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Rare et poétique envoi autographe signé de Aimé Césaire au pataphysicien Maurice Saillet. Une claire mouillure en pied des plats, une trace de pliure sur le premier plat, rousseurs affectant essentiellement les plats ainsi que les tous premiers feuillets. Exemplaire agréablement établi.

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