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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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        HISTADRUT FOTO NEWS JANUARY 1948, MAY 1948 [THE MONTH OF STATEHOOD!], SEPTEMBER 1948, OCTOBER 1948, NOVEMBER 1948, DECEMBER 1948, MARCH 1949, APRIL 1949, MAY 1949, JUNE 1949, JULY 1949, AUGUST 1949, SEPTEMBER 1949, OCTOBER 1949, DECEMBER 1949, JANUARY 1950, MARCH 1950, MAY 1950, JUNE 1950 (19 ISSUES TOTAL)

      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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        Oeuvres

      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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        Tauernhaus.

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

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        Poèmes

      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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        HISTADRUT FOTO NEWS JANUARY 1948, MAY 1948 [THE MONTH OF STATEHOOD!], SEPTEMBER 1948, OCTOBER 1948, NOVEMBER 1948, DECEMBER 1948, MARCH 1949, APRIL 1949, MAY 1949, JUNE 1949, JULY 1949, AUGUST 1949, SEPTEMBER 1949, OCTOBER 1949, DECEMBER 1949, JANUARY 1950, MARCH 1950, MAY 1950, JUNE 1950 (19 ISSUES TOTAL)

      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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        R

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

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        FOREIGN AFFAIR, A [SCANDALO INTERNAZIONALE] (1948)

      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

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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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        science Fiction & Horror) 8 Vols. (wrappers). The Arkham House Sampler.

      Arkham House 1948-1949, Sauk City: - (Science Fiction & Horror) 8 Vols. (wrappers). (Arkham House, publisher). The Arkham House Sampler. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1948-1949. Vol. 1, nos. 1-4; Vol. 2, nos. 1-4, Winter 1948 - Autumn 1949 (all published). 8vo, original printed stapled wrappers. Front wrapper of Vol. 1, no.1, Winter 1948 repaired, some light creasing to wrappers of Vol. 1, no. 1; wrappers of other nos. Showing scattered small abrasions, staple rust and other small stains; internally generally clean. Housed in two immculate black cloth clam shell boxes. Jaffery 30 and 37, Ray Bradbury, David H. Keller, H. P. Lovecraft, Jules Verne and others. All issues 100 pages except Autumn 1949, 128 pages. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Les mains sales

      First edition, one of 60 numbered copies on pur fil paper, the tirage de tête after 15 on HollandeA very good copy. Gallimard Paris 1948 12x19cm broché

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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 & Company, 1948-54. First editions of Churchill's World War II masterpiece. Six volumes. Octavo, original black cloth, patterned endpapers. Each are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets. "Winston Churchill 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). Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century. It placed number one on the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century by National Review magazine.

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        Road Through the Wall, The

      New York Farrar, Straus 1948 First Edition of the author's first book. Small 8vo: [8],271,[1]pp. Publisher's coarsely woven tangerine cloth, spine lettered in white, pictorial dust jacket priced $2.75. Near Fine or better (lightly shelf-worn; pages toned, as usual; edges spotted) in a bright, about Fine jacket (flap edges slightly dust-soiled and browned). Near Fine+ This, Jackson's neglected first novel, "deserves much more interest than it has hitherto received, not least because it anticipated the most prominent themes and settings of the wave of suburban-related fiction that appeared during the post-war period by several years. Jackson evoked the self-absorption and casual cruelty of the middle-class suburbs in a manner that would seldom be bettered, particularly because her focus is mostly upon the children of the neighbourhood, who in their petty rivalries, snobbishness and strict hierarchy, are mirror images of their self-satisfied parents." (The Literary Encyclopedia) Note: 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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        The Steady-State Theory of the Expanding Universe," [Bondi & Gold] in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 108, No. 3, pp. 252-270, 1948. WITH "A New Model for the Expanding Universe," [Hoyle] in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 108, No. 5, pp. 372-382, 1938

      RARE FIRST EDITIONS, EACH IN ORIGINAL WRAPS, OF THE FIRST PUBLISHED PAPERS PRESENTING THE 'STEADY-STATE' MODEL OF THE UNIVERSE. BONDI, GOLD, & HOYLE (WORKING INDEPENDENTLY) HERE PROPOSE THE MOST WELL-DEVELOPED AND LONG-LIVED STEADY-STATE THEORIES OF THE UNIVERSE. Bondi, Gold, and Hoyle's arguments have enough in common that they are often thought of as one, the largest difference being that "Hoyle was less insistent that the perfect cosmological principle was a fundamental axiom. He preferred to have theory follow from a modification he proposed to Einstein's relativistic universe, adding the creation of matter" (AIP Web Portal). The steady state theory argues that the universe looks the same from every spot within it and at every time, further stating that the universe has no beginning or end - and that it is constantly expanding, able to maintain a constant average density because alongside the expansion, matter is continually created forming new stars and galaxies. Bondi and Gold offered their new cosmology as an alternative to the Big Bang theory, calling it 'steady state' in reference to the fact that the universe would have the same physical appearance no matter when or where it was observed. Beginning with a "fundamental discussion of the conditions under which the laws of physics known on Earth can with some faith be applied to the Universe as a whole. [Bondi and Gold] write: 'As the physical laws cannot be assumed to be independent of the structure of the universe, and as conversely the structure of the universe depends upon the physical laws, it follows that there may be a stable position. We shall pursue the possibility that the universe is in such a stable, self-perpetuating state (…). We regard the reasons for pursuing this possibility as very compelling, for it is only in such a universe that there is any basis for the assumption that the laws of physics are constant; and without such an assumption our knowledge, derived virtually at one instant of time, must be quite inadequate for an interpretation of the universe )…)" (Bondi and Gold, 1948, 254). "Bondi and Gold based their theory on the "perfect cosmological principle" that states that the universe is isotropic (unchanging) both across space and time. Hoyle's theory was built on Einstein's field equations of general relativity, but with a "creation tensor" substituted for Einstein's cosmological constant. Both theories required the spontaneous creation of matter. Hoyle's theory was rigorously mathematical, while Bondi and Gold's theory was qualitative.Hoyle's theory was the survivor, and it evolved over a period of 50 years to adapt to the results of new experiments. He defended it often and in one of these occasions coined the term "big bang" to ridicule Lemaître's theory" (History of Science, The Wenner Collection). Although the steady-state theory was eventually disproved by the discovery of the cosmic microwave background in the 1960s, "Steady state was of enormous importance in the history of astronomy, because it turned cosmology into a serious, observational part of science, by making predictions different from those of an evolutionary universe, for which Hoyle coined the name big bang. The predictions included numbers, sizes, colors, and brightnesses of galaxies at large distances compared to those near us" (DSB). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Royal Astronomical Society. Two issues in original wraps (No. 3 and No. 5). 4to. (9.5 x 6.25 inches; 238 x 156mm). No. 3, continuously paginated pp. 211-305. No. 5, continuously paginated pp. 354-423. Two pristine issues with original wrappers in custom clamshell case, gilt-lettered at the spine. Fine condition.

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        HISTADRUT FOTO NEWS JANUARY 1948, MAY 1948 [THE MONTH OF STATEHOOD!], SEPTEMBER 1948, OCTOBER 1948, NOVEMBER 1948, DECEMBER 1948, MARCH 1949, APRIL 1949, MAY 1949, JUNE 1949, JULY 1949, AUGUST 1949, SEPTEMBER 1949, OCTOBER 1949, DECEMBER 1949, JANUARY 1950, MARCH 1950, MAY 1950, JUNE 1950 (19 ISSUES TOTAL)

      New York, National Committee For Labor Israel. 1948-1950 - 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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)

      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.

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        Lettre à un ami allemand

      Later edition, first in parts, as augmented with a previously unpublished preface; false mention of the 18th edition. Autograph inscription signed by Albert Camus to the painter Helyett Djian.Small insignificant marginal stain to foot of upper cover. Gallimard Paris 1948 12x19cm broché

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        The Laying of the Foundation Stone of the New Chamber of the House of Commons by the Speaker 26th May 1948.

      London: printed for H.M. Stationery Office by the Curwen Press Ltd.,, 1948. Foolscap folio. Original sage green buckram, title gilt to the spine and front board, Palace of Westminster portcullis centre-tool gilt the lower. Pocket mounted inside the lower board with envelope containing 10 original silver gelatin press photographs. Very slightly rubbed, pale toning, light foxing to the endpapers, overall very good. First and only edition, this one of the "twenty-four copies ? printed on hand-made paper for presentation to His Majesty the King, the Library of the House of Commons and those who took part in the ceremony" and signed by the speaker, Douglas Clifton Brown verso of the front free endpaper. Copac shows just five locations in the UK: BL, Oxford, Cambridge, Guildhall, and Chartwell; OCLC adds Houghton Library, Harvard, Universities of Toronto and Alberta, and Milwaukee Public Library Service. The exact details of publication seem somewhat muddied, Cohen explains that "the normal edition of the work , for distribution to the Members of Parliament, was in wrappers. By order of the Speaker, however, 24 copies were printed and bound in full green morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe for presentation ? I have also examined a cloth-bound copy. A folder of loose photographs of the occasion (reproduced by collotype at the Chiswick Press) was attached to the inside back cover". Which is much the same as Woods's account of the piece. This cataloguer has previously handled two copies of the "normal edition" which were in green buckram, rather than wraps, and if anything were a little more elaborately gilt than the present copy. The laid paper of this "limited edition" - watermark of a hand surmounted by a quatrefoil - is clearly superior than than the wove of the other issue, and the photographs rather than being reproduced in collotype are original press photographs with the relevant agency wet stamps verso, together with the Ministry of Works docketing; 4 are credited to the Ministry of Works itself, two to the Graphic Photo Union, and one each to the Times, the Westminster Press, Reuter, and Planet News Ltd. The text reprints Churchill's speech as Leader of the Opposition: "The House of Commons is a living and deathless entity; it survived, unflinching, the tests and hazards of war; it preserved our constitutional liberties under our ancient monarchy in a manner which has given a sense of stability, not only in this island, but as an example to nations in many lands". He features in all but two of the images.

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        The Steady-State Theory of the Expanding Universe.

      London: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1948. First edition, the extremely rare offprint, of the first published paper to propound the 'steady-state' model of the universe, according to which the universe is expanding but unchanging, with no beginning or end, and in which matter is continually being created throughout space so that its average density remains constant. Bondi and Gold's Cambridge colleague Fred Hoyle published his own formulation of steady-state theory four months later in the same journal ('A New Model for the Expanding Universe,' MNRAS, Vol. 108, No. 5, pp. 372-382). Bondi, Gold and Hoyle were led to steady state theory because of well-known problems associated with the then current evolving models of the expanding universe: such models predicted a cosmic age that was problematic (less than the known age of some stars), and they disliked Lema tre's idea of a universe with an explosive beginning. Although the steady-state theory was eventually disproved by the discovery of the cosmic microwave background in the 1960s, "Steady state was of enormous importance in the history of astronomy, because it turned cosmology into a serious, observational part of science, by making predictions different from those of an evolutionary universe, for which Hoyle coined the name big bang. The predictions included numbers, sizes, colors, and brightnesses of galaxies at large distances compared to those near us" (DSB, under Gold). In 2014 an unpublished manuscript was discovered, probably dating from early 1931, in which Einstein himself considered the possibility of a universe that expands but remains essentially unchanged, his 'cosmological constant' being responsible for the continuous creation of matter from empty space (O'Raifeartaigh et al). We have located only one other copy of this offprint, at the Royal Society in London (no copy on OCLC). No copies in auction records. "To the extent that there existed a standard cosmology in the late 1940s, it was the evolutionary universe based on Einstein's field equations of 1917, either in the big bang version or the ever-expanding but no-bang Lemaître-Eddington version. In their discussions of 1946 and 1947, Hoyle, Gold, and Bondi agreed that an evolutionary universe governed by general relativity was unsatisfactory in whatever version. They concluded that an unchanging yet expanding universe was preferable, and for this reason they postulated continual creation of matter to occur throughout space at such a rate that it compensated for the expansion and left the average density of matter constant (the idea came from Gold). In early 1948, Gold and Bondi and, independently, Hoyle worked out their two formulations of the steady state universe. The theory presented in the 1948 Bondi-Gold paper was deductively founded on what they called the perfect cosmological principle, the postulate that the universe is uniform not only spatially but temporally as well: it has always looked the same. This principle, they claimed, was a fundamental axiom from which physical results should be deduced; if theoretical extrapolations from experiments conflicted with the principle, such as did the law of energy conservation, they had to be rejected. Bondi and Gold consequently denied that the universe could be described by the energy-conserving theory of general relativity. Moreover, they objected that relativistic cosmology was "utterly unsatisfactory" because it covered so many models and was based on so many free parameters that as a whole it could not be falsified observationally. In spite of the qualitative and philosophical flavor of their paper, Bondi and Gold could prove that their theory led to a number of definite predictions, including a specific rate of matter creation of about 10-43 g/s/cm3. It also followed from their theory that the metric of the steady state universe had to be of the De Sitter type, a flat space expanding exponentially" (DSB, under Bondi). "There is a charming story, not taken seriously by all historians, about how steady state theory began. The idea came in 1947, Hoyle claimed, when he and his fellow scientists Hermann Bondi and Tommy Gold went to a movie. The three knew each other from shared research on radar during World War II. Hoyle was versatile, undisciplined and intuitive; Bondi had a sharp and orderly mathematical mind; Gold's daring physical imagination opened new perspectives. The movie was a ghost story that ended the same way it started. This got the three scientists thinking about a universe that was unchanging yet dynamic. According to Hoyle, "One tends to think of unchanging situations as being necessarily static. What the ghost-story film did sharply for all three of us was to remove this wrong notion. One can have unchanging situations that are dynamic, as for instance a smoothly flowing river." But how could the universe always look the same if it was always expanding? It did not take them long to see a possible answer--matter was continuously being created. Thus new stars and galaxies could form to fill the space left behind as the old ones moved apart. "To many philosophical minds, the steady-state universe proposed by Hoyle, Bondi and Gold had a major advantage over the big-bang expanding universe. In their universe the overall density was kept always the same by the continuous creation of matter. In the big-bang universe with its radically changing density, various physical laws might not apply the same way at all times. It would be impossible to extrapolate with confidence from the present back to the super-dense origin of the universe. "Steady-state theory also had an observational advantage over big-bang theory in 1948. The rate of expansion then observed, when calculated backward to an initial big bang, gave an age for the universe of only a few billion years--well below the known age of the solar system! That was certainly an embarrassment for the big bang theory. For some time cosmologists had measured ideas against a "cosmological principle," which asserted that the large-scale properties of the universe are independent of the location of the observer. In other words, any theory that put we humans at some special place (like the center of the universe) could be rejected out of hand. Bondi and Gold insisted that the universe is not only homogenous in space but also in time--it looks the same at any place and at any time. They grandly called this the "perfect cosmological principle," and insisted that theory should be deduced from the axiom that we are not at any special place in either space or time. "Hoyle was less insistent that the perfect cosmological principle was a fundamental axiom. He preferred to have theory follow from a modification he proposed to Einstein's relativistic universe, adding the creation of matter. The two different steady-state theories had enough in common, however, to be considered one for most purposes. "Much of the later development of steady-state theory came in response to criticism. In Great Britain, especially, scientists gave considerable attention to elaborating the theory. Their arguments were largely of a philosophical nature, with little appeal to observation. "The cosmological debate acquired religious and political aspects. Pope Pious XII announced in 1952 that big-bang cosmology affirmed the notion of a transcendental creator and was in harmony with Christian dogma. Steady-state theory, denying any beginning or end to time, was in some minds loosely associated with atheism. Gamow even suggested steady-state theory was attached to the Communist Party line, although in fact Soviet astronomers rejected both steady-state and big-bang cosmologies as "idealistic" and unsound. Hoyle himself associated steady state theory with personal freedom and anti-communism. "Astronomers in the United States found the steady-state theory attractive, but they took a pragmatic approach. The rival claims of big-bang and steady-state theory must be settled by observational tests. One test involved the ages of galaxies. In a steady state, with continuous creation of matter, there would be a mixture of young and old galaxies throughout the universe. In a big bang, with only an initial creation, galaxies would age with time. And astronomers could look back in time by looking at more distant galaxies, for observing a galaxy a billion light-years away meant seeing it in light that had left it a billion years ago. Observations reported in 1948 purported to find that more distant galaxies were indeed older. Score one for the big bang. Bondi and Gold reviewed the data carefully, and in 1954 they showed that the reported effect was spurious. Score one for steady state. The age test might be able to distinguish between the rival theories in principle, but in practice it could not. "Another possible test involved the rate of expansion of the universe. In a big bang, the expansion rate would slow; in a steady state universe it would remain constant. Data from the Mount Wilson Observatory seemed to favor the big bang, but not certainly enough to constitute a crucial test. "Meanwhile there was a solution to the embarrassing calculation that put the age of a big-bang universe less than the age of the solar system. Walter Baade showed that estimates of the distances to galaxies had mixed together two different types of stars. As a result, the size of the universe had been underestimated by about a factor of two. If galaxies were twice as distant as previously thought, then calculation with the observed rate of expansion gave an age of the universe twice as great as previously calculated -- safely greater than the age of the solar system. "The most serious challenge to steady-state theory came from the new science of radio astronomy. Fundamental knowledge in the techniques of detecting faint radio astronomy signals advanced greatly during World War II, especially with research on radar and especially in England. After the war, research programs at Cambridge, at Manchester, and at Sydney, Australia, built radio telescopes to detect signals from outer space. They dominated radio astronomy for the next decade. "The program at Cambridge was led by Martin Ryle, who in 1974 would receive the Nobel Prize in physics for his overall contributions to radio astronomy. In 1951 Ryle believed that radio sources were located within our galaxy, and hence were of no cosmological interest. But over the next few years he became convinced that most of the radio sources he was detecting were extragalactic. His observations, then, could be used to test cosmological models. Ryle argued that his survey of almost 2,000 radio sources, completed in 1955, contradicted steady-state theory, because more distant/older sources seemed to be distributed differently from nearby ones. But he overstated the significance of his initial data. Only after more years of work would radio observations argue strongly against steady-state theory" (American Institute of Physics, http://history.aip.org/history/exhibits/cosmology/ideas/bigbang.htm). Both Bondi (1919-2005) and Gold (1920-2004) were born into Jewish families in Vienna but left Austria shortly before the Anschluss. Bondi was admitted as a foreign student at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he arrived in the fall of 1937; Gold became an undergraduate student at Trinity in the following year. In 1940 the British government, concerned about possible fifth columnists, interned many Austrian and German émigrés as enemy aliens. Thus it was that Bondi and Gold, who did not previously know each other, met as internees in a camp in Quebec, Canada, where they soon became close friends. The slightly more senior camp resident Max Perutz organized an informal "school," at which the young students could teach each other. Bondi's extraordinary mathematical skills and Gold's outstanding physical insights soon became obvious and complementary. Bondi and Gold did not return to England until 1942. Hoyle (1915-2001) entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1933 and went on to do graduate work in theoretical physics under Rudolf Peierls and Paul Dirac. In 1939 he secured a fellowship at St. John's College, Cambridge. In 1940, the Admiralty (the British government department responsible for the Royal Navy) recruited Hoyle for theoretical research on radar. As director of the theory division at the radar establishment, Hoyle recruited Bondi in June 1942 and, on Bondi's advice, in October 1942 Hoyle brought in Thomas Gold. Bondi, Gold, and Hoyle shared a small rented house close to their place of work, spending their evenings and weekends debating problems in astrophysics. All three returned to Cambridge in 1945, and from 1947 they started to work together on cosmology. O'Raifeartaigh et al, 'Einstein's steady-state theory: an abandoned model of the cosmos,' European Physical Journal 39, 353-367. For a very detailed account of the Bondi & Gold and Hoyle papers, see Kragh, Cosmology and Controversy (1996), pp. 162-201. The Einstein manuscript on a steady-state universe is 'Zum kosmologischen Problem,' Albert Einstein Archive Online, Archive No. 2-112, http://alberteinstein.info/vufind1/Record/EAR000034354 Offprint from: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 108, No. 3, 1948. 8vo, pp. 252-270. Stapled as issued in self-wrappers.

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        Paradis terrestre

      First edition of 125 copies justified by the author on Rives.Illustrated with 12 original lithographs that Jean Effel heightened in watercolour, captioned and signed in pencil.Ex-libris on endpaper.Slipcase partly cracked.A rare and good copy. Les éditions Jean Effel Paris 1948 25,5x32cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        Crusade in Europe.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,, 1948. Octavo. Original dark beige cloth, title gilt to spine on black ground, facsimile signature in black to front board, fore edge untrimmed, map endpapers. 16 plates, 4 double-page maps, 38 full-page maps to the text. Spine rubbed, the lettering intact, and gently rubbed, a couple of small stains to rear board. A very good copy in the price-clipped dust jacket with chipped and nicked extremities, slightly soiled rear panel, and old tape-repair to two closed tears verso. First edition, first printing, trade issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by Eisenhower to his wartime chief of intelligence, Major-General Sir Kenneth Strong: "For Ken Strong, indispensable member of AFHQ and of SHAEF. With best wishes and lasting regard from his devoted friend, Ike Eisenhower" on the half-title. Before the war Strong was a military attaché in Berlin and became acquainted with several senior officers in the German high command. "But the turning-point in his career was his appointment as General Dwight Eisenhower's chief of intelligence in March 1943 ? He became a firm friend and confidant of Eisenhower and of his chief of staff, Walter Bedell Smith?a friendship which lasted for life" (ODNB). At Allied Force Headquarters, Algiers, Strong helped plan the Sicily landings and Italian armistice negotiations. Following the Cairo conference in November 1943 he was blocked from joining Eisenhower at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force in London, officially so as not to denude allied headquarters, but Strong believed that his close relationship with the Americans was viewed with suspicion by Montgomery and the War Office. After Eisenhower appealed personally to Churchill, Strong was cleared to travel to London in May 1944, joining his old friend as chief of intelligence and helping plan the allied invasion of Normandy. He was later instrumental in organising the German surrender at Rheims on 7 May 1945 and the final surrender at Berlin the following day. After the war he became director-general of the political intelligence department at the Foreign Office, and later at the Ministry of Defence following reorganisation in 1964, retiring two years later.

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        [1948] Iÿ

      Edizione a cura della Galleria Palazzo Vecchio di Firen- ze e della Galleria San Carlo di Milano, 1989, 1948. Acquaforte acquatinta, mm.380x310 alla battuta su grande foglio di mm. 600x800, firmata a matita in basso a destra 'Corneille '88', titolo al centro '1948', es. 23/125. Carta filigranata (firma dell'artista). L'incisione appartiene ad una cartella edita a cura della Galleria Palazzo Vecchio di Firenze e della Galleria San Carlo di Milano, nel 1989

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