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         EDIPO RE

      Edizioni scolastiche Mondadori, 1949. INTERLINGUE 0,2 Collana diretta da Augusto Rostagni, introduzione e commento a cura di Enrico Turolla, in italiano e greco, all'antiporta illustrazione in nero raffigurante Sofocle in una antica scultura, pagine brunite attorno ai testi, con testatine figurate, brossura editoriale ingiallita, con macchie marroni al posteriore e superficiali tracce di umidità al dorso USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         LETTRES TOME I

      LES BELLES LETTRES, 1949. INTERLINGUE 0,44 A cura di Jérome Labourt, brossura editoriale morbida, scolorita al dorso, con lieve usura ai bordi e vizio di piegatura all'angolo inferiore del piatto anteriore, pagine lievemente ingiallite da fattore tempo rimanendo comunque in buonissimo stato di conservazione, in francese con testo latino a fronte, con barbe USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         KNIGHT'S GAMBIT

      Random House, [1949]., New York - First edition. Fine bright copy in a near fine dust jacket with just a trace of rubbing and some minor fading to the orange spine lettering. Dust jacket design by E. McKnight Kauffer. A Hubin-listed collection of six interlinked stories featuring Gavin Stevens, a county attorney in Jefferson, Mississippi. "Stevens is shrewd, observant and tolerant of the quirks and foibles of his fellow Southerners. He takes part in the detection and prevention of crime in the county community, and in handling the human passions released by violence in the community. The stories are narrated by his nephew, who calls him Uncle Gavin." Queen's Quorum 105. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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         SIGNED & DATED PICTURE POST CARD.

      - N.p. (London?) 1949. 5.5 x 3.5", photo of portrait of Churchill on one side, blanks for address & message on other, a bi of edgewear, uniform soil on reverse else vg, un used. SIGNED & DATED BELOW PORTRAIT BY CHURCHILL. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: John K King Used & Rare Books]
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         One-Way Ticket

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1949. Octavo. Original blue and yellow cloth, titles to spine in gilt and front cover in blind, top edge blue, fore edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Illustrated by Jacob Lawrence. An excellent copy in the dust jacket, very slight marking to rear panel and a small nick to head of front panel, tips a little nicked. First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author: "With all my regard to Eusebia — sincerely, Langston / New York, March 31, 1949". The recipient, Eusebia Adriana Cosme (1911–1976) was a Cuban-born actress and interpreter of Afro-Caribbean poetry and literature. She gave recitals of poetry, with costumes and scenery designed by herself, including the work of Langston Hughes. During the 1940s she hosted a radio show on CBS's Las Cadenas de las Américas, the first nationally syndicated radio show in Spanish in America.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         Morte dell' adolescenza

      VALLECCHI EDITORE, FIRENZE 1949 - ITALIANO Volume brossurato in cartoncino flessibile. Pagine in buono stato, con bruniture anche ai tagli. Tracce di fioriture, anche in copertina. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         Adventures in Wildest Africa The stirring narrative of a Big Game Hunting Expedition in Equatorial Africa illustrated with Third Dimension Pictures taken at the time 

      First edition. Map, plus numerous red-green three dimensional photographic illustrations. Oblong 4to. Five colour printed pictorial card wrappers, stapled. Red-green gelatine and card 'spectacles' in a pouch at the back. Slight crack to red gelatine, unaffecting functionality. Old price sticker to front board, lightly scuffed, small stain to lower margin of first two leaves. Very good. 24pp. London, W. Walker & Sons, n.d.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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         LA LINGUA DI SEDULIO

      CATANIA: CENTRO DI STUDI DI STORIA ARTE E LETT. CRISTIANA ANTICA, 1949. BROSSURA. BUONO. 15 21. RACCOLTA DI STUDI DI LETTERATURA CRISTIANA ANTICA USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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         Enciclopedia Italiana di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti Treccani. 56 volumi

      Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana, 1949 - 56 volumi In-4, mezza pelle editoriale. Esemplare completo degli aggiornamenti dal 1 al 6, e dei 2 volumi di indici generale dell'opera. Ottime condizioni. 1949/2000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIbreria Antiquaria Baduel]
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         Nineteen Eighty-Four

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Advance Reading Copy. Softcover. Good. Pale wraps printed in brown. Advance reading copy of the first American edition. Very Good- with wraps showing toning, soiling, wear, and a chip to top corner. Title handwriting in fading old ink to spine. Lean to spine. Pages toned, with several small stains. An uncommon format, which also states "First American Edition" on the copyright page.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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         UN TRAMWAY NOMME' DESIR

      BORDAS, 1949. Francese 0,33 A cura di Jean Cocteau e traduzione di Paul De Beaumont, brossura editoriale illustrata, ingiallita, con fioritura, usura ai bordi, strappi con mancanze al dorso, pagine brunite attorno ai testi, con lieve fioritura e molte libere dalla lenta legatura, con una illustrazione a colori estratta da Vogue USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         Six One Act Plays by South African Authors

      J.L. Van Schaik 1949 - Signed Pretoria, 1949. 8vo, 141 pp. Signed by Gordimer. A very scarce publication containing "The First Circle," Gordimer's first play. Published in 1949, the same year as her first collection of stories. An excellent copy in a very good minus jacket with some chips to edges. Signed by Gordimer on her biographical page. Other contributors include Joyce Miller, Arch. J.A. Wison, Rich Davies, Mary Thomas and Grace Sherwin. OCLC 668142296, locating four copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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         The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd.,, 1949–54. 6 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, gilt titles to spines, top edges red, grey endpapers decorated with a design that alternates a lion rampant with the initials W.S.C. In the typographical dust jackets with background design as per the endpapers, spine panel of vol. I with printed edition statement. With maps and diagrams, some folding. Vol. 1 slightly bowed, spines slightly rolled, some very light bumping to extremities and minor creasing to the top corner of a few pages. An excellent set in the bright dust jackets. First editions of the latter five volumes, second edition of volume 1. Churchill's masterpiece is without doubt the single most important historical account of the Second World War. From the collection of Churchill's literary agent Emery Reves (1904–1981). Reves had been instrumental in promoting Churchill's pre-War international profile by the world-wide syndication of many of his prophetic articles during the late 1930s.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         The Big Fisherman

      PETER DAVIES, LONDRA 1949 - INGLESE Legatura completamente blu con titoli solo sul dorso. Pagine ben salde ingiallitre dal tempo. Cartine geografiche in bianco e nero ai risguardi. Ottimo lo stato generale di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         DEE GOONG AN: THREE MURDER CASES SOLVED BY JUDGE DEE.

      Toppan Printing Company, 1949]., [Tokyo - First edition of the Dutch diplomat's first work of detective fiction, a translation of a Seventeenth Century detective story. Illustrated. With a preface by Van Gulik. Published in an edition of 1200 numbered copies signed by Van Gulik. This is copy 315, which is further inscribed "To Dr. F. Kuhn, with the author's best regards, New Delhi, Feb. 1952, Robert van Gulik." A fine bright, sharp copy with pictorial boards lacking the original plain kraft paper dust jacket. Housed in a custom made clamshell case with the design of the book's front cover on the front panel and the title on the spine. A sharp copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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         Songs of A Pagan

      Caxton Printers, Ltd., Caldwell 1949 - 10.5 in. x 8 in., 90 pages, Cloth, First and last major monograph of an important figure in the California Pictorialist movement of the early 20th century. edition. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dawson's Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB]
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         Weet Je Nog? (Do you Remember?).

      Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Contact, 1949. First edition of Anne Frank's collection of stories and fairy-tales, written at the age of 14, while in hiding. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Illustrated by Kees Kelfkens. Rare in the original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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         THE SECOND CONFESSION

      The Viking Press, 1949., New York - First edition. Signed and dated on the front fly leaf by the author. Very good in dust jacket with light restoration to the spine ends, corners, and extremities. A Nero Wolfe mystery. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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         EL ALEPH

      Losada S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina 1949 - Excelente ejemplar de esta primera edición de un libro emblemático de Jorge Luis Borges. Tal vez nunca leido. Rareza de esta primera edición: la página 23 está numerada como "27" y luego, por supuesto, se repite este número en la pagina correspondiente. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rayo Rojo]
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         CANTI

      MONDADORI, VERONA 1949 - ITALIANO Brossura editoriale muta, sovraccoperta avorio con titoli rossi, con minime dissolvenze, usura ai bordi e piccola traccia di umidità, pagine ancora intonse, a grandi margini ed ingiallite ai bordi, a cura di E.Bianchetti sul testo critico dato da F.Flora, edito in 500 esemplari numerati Ad Personam, il ns. è l'esemplare n.333 stampato per Concetto Marchesi

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         Port of Long Beach California.

      H. A. Lown & L. E. Smith. 1949. - Color folded map unfolding to 25 ¾ x 20 ¾ inches. Verso of map is blank. The upper horizontal fold is separated along several panels with very minor paper loss at one fold intersection. There are two short splits in the map and several edge tears four of which enter the image. The map is in good clean condition and could be repaired or conservation backed for greater stability. Note at the bottom of the map states: "This is a duplicate tracing. Original map drawn Oct. 1925." WorldCat lists a "Map of Long Beach and the Harbor District" published in 1925 by the Marine Trust and Savings Bank (Long Beach, Calif.) L.L. Poates Eng’g Co. An earlier Poates map of Long Beach, circa 1912, was offered from the same publisher. This 1949 map is signed in the bottom right corner H. A. Lown & L. E. Smith, with small text block notation above reading "Revised to Feb. 10, 1950" followed by Smith’s initials. It is evident the "tracing" has been updated to reflect the port as it existed in 1949, a view supported by the map's inclusion of Terminal Island Freeway and the U.S. Naval Station in an area that was earlier termed the Long Beach "Industrial Zone." The map also depicts the Rainbow Pier, Municipal Auditorium and Silver Spray Pier in the Long Beach amusement zone. Depicted in faint outline is the (Proposed) Southeast Basin. Inset map shows the Los Angeles area from the Pacific Ocean eastward as far as Banning. A smaller inset map depicts the San Pedro Bay area. No WorldCat listing has been found for this edition. An uncommon item, highly detailed, significant in tracking the development of Long Beach as a major military, shipping, and residential area adjacent to, but distinguished in many crucial ways, from the city and county of Los Angeles. The lack of library holdings suggests the scarcity of this map. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Enfantines.

      Marcel Sautier, Paris 1949 - In-4, , en feuilles, sous chemises, emboitage de l'éditeur. Edition illustrée de 59 lithographies originales en couleurs de Pierre-Eugène Clairin. Tirage unique limité à 125 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil de Lana. Exemplaire (n°4) imprimé au nom de l'éditeur Marcel Sautier, enrichi d'un texte complémentaire de Valery Larbaud, intitulé La Paix et le salut, épilogue des Enfantines, illustré d'une lithographie originale en couleurs in-texte sur double page et tiré uniquement à 8 exemplaires hors commerce sur vélin de Lana (celui-ci, imprimé au nom de Marcel Sautier, est enrichi d'une épreuve supplémentaire de la lithographie). L'exemplaire comporte aussi 6 aquarelles originales en couleurs signées par Eugène Clairin (dont une inédite et 5 correspondant aux illustrations des pages 16, 22, 69, 163 et 206), une suite à part en couleurs des lithographies tirées sur malacca blanc, une petite lithographie originale en couleurs inutilisée et signée par l'artiste. Est joint un dossier réunissant la correspondance adressée à Marcel Sautier pour la réalisation de ce livre, par l'auteur (une lettre autographe signée) et l'artiste (11 lettres et 2 cartes autographes signées) - 11 lithographies ou bois en couleurs signés adressés sous forme de cartes de v?ux - 3 documents relatifs à l'entrée de Pierre-Eugène Clairin à l'Académie des Beaux-Arts (dont un bois original en couleurs accompagnant la lettre de remerciement pour la participation à l'épée) - 2 épreuves d'essai pour 6 cahiers du livre illustrés chacun de 2 lithographies - 6 cartes d'invitation pour des expositions et de nombreuses coupures de journaux.L'exemplaire de l'éditeur, considérablement enrichi. Langue : Français [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Antoine]
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         The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag

      Oxford University 1949 2nd Imp. - Oxford University Press 1949 2nd impression - Good Condition iNo Dust Jacket - Signed by Jim Corbett on the half-title page: "Yours very sincerely Jim Corbett Nyeri 7/12/50 - Alson pevious owner's name on front free end paper - No other writing or marks in book - 166 pages - Green Cloth Cover - Photo sent on request - Shipped in a sturdy box with padding [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jim Rooney]
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         The Sheltering Sky

      (New York): New Directions, 1949. Very Good/Very Good. First American edition. Boards a bit soiled and worn, and small, faint tape shadows at the outer corners of the free endpapers, else about very good in a clean and bright very good dustwrapper with a small chip at the crown and a little wrinkled. Warmly and humorously Inscribed to a close friend: "Monsieur Daniel Wardin: It is my duty to inform you that you are formally accused by an American subject, Mme. Johnson B., of the theft of numerous household articles including bath towels, pillows and nightgowns. Unless restitution is promptly made, a proces-verbal will be served. Signed: Ali Tomsumany, Commissaire, Tanger. (best, Paul, Tangier, 7/I/90)." The inscription references a mutually disliked American woman whose apartment the recipient lived in, and which was directly below Bowles's own in Tangiers. The author's first and best known book, in which a disaffected American couple meet the harsh reality of the Moroccan desert, with less than happy results. Filmed by Bernardo Bertolucci with Debra Winger, John Malkovich, and the author in a small role. An amusing and whimsical inscription.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         Farmer Giles of Ham.

      George Allen & Unwin, 1949 - First edition. 8vo. 79pp. Burnt orange boards with blue lettering to spine & blue dragon vignette to front board. A near fine copy with unmarked boards. Blue topedge as issued. No inscriptions. The very good+ dustwrapper is complete with no loss. One short closed tear. None of the usual toning to spine. Some dusting to wrapper panels. Original price of 6snet on front flap. A very attractive copy. The story describes the encounters between Farmer Giles and a wily dragon & how Giles uses these to rise from humble beginnings to rival the King of the Land. Set in Britain in an imaginary period of the Dark Ages featuring mythical creatures & medieval knights. Only tangentially connected with the authors Middle Earth legendarium. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Julian Roberts Fine Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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         A TICKET TO TOMAHAWK

      [N.p.] 1949 - Screenplay bound in beige cloth and gilt-stamped brown leather. Quarto. Mimeographed sheets printed on the rectos only; 131 pp. This script is undated and includes inserted blue revision pages dated July 7, 1949 and July 19, 1949 [the film was in production between August 15 and October 21, 1949, and had a U.S. release date on April 18, 1950]. Songs in the production include: "Oh, What A Forward Young Man You Are" (written by Ken Darby and John Read), and "A Ticket To Tomahawk (On The Colorado Trail)" (with music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Mack Gordon). Screenplay by Mary Loos and Richard Sale. Produced by Robert Bassler and directed by Richard Sale, the cast included Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter, Rory Calhoun, Walter Brennan, Charles Kemper, Connie Gilchrist, Arthur Hunnicutt, Will Wright, Chief Yowlachie, Victor Sen Yung, and Marilyn Monroe. This is Dan Dailey's personal copy of the script. 'In A Ticket To Tomahawk, Marilyn Monroe appears as Clara, one of the beautiful showgirls in the Madame Adelaide (Connie Gilchrist) dance troupe. The showgirls have a memorable song-and-dance number with Dan Dailey's character, Johnny Behind-the-Deuces, and in one scene, where Johnny boards the train and waves goodbye to his wife and five daughters, it's no coincidence that the little girls' names are, "Connie, Barbara, Marion, Marilyn and Joyce." It was a witty nod to the real-life names of the showgirls, but few audience members picked up on the gag. In [the filming location of] Colorado, Twentieth Century-Fox decided to do some promotion in conjunction with a local hospital: The studio put together a baseball team to play the home team. All the locals attended, filling the bleachers to capacity. Monroe was on the team and she decided to give the crowd a show. She went up to bat, hit the ball and started running, but just before she got to first base her jeans "fell down," revealing her black lace undies. The crowd went crazy (Buskin, Richard, Blonde Heat: The Sizzling Screen Career of Marilyn Monroe, p. 45). Anne Baxter stars in the first of three films with Monroe. The second, All About Eve (1950), was released in the same year. Lastly, they would both appear in the all-star cast of O. Henry’s Full House (1952) but they shared no screen time. Though she was initially cast as Polly in Niagara (1953), Baxter was unhappy with her lack of screen time and she left the production soon after shooting began. In 1951, the Writers Guild of America nominated husband-and-wife writing team Richard Sale and Mary Loos for Best Written American Western for A Ticket to Tomahawk. In February 1949, Fox bought their screenplay for $30,000. Some innovative exhibitors of the film noticed that theatergoers seemed confused by the film’s title so they changed the title of the film themselves. When A Ticket to Tomahawk was renamed The Sheriff's Daughter, ticket sales increased dramatically. Fox informed of the successful experiment and they briefly considered doing the same, but since the film had already been released in most major cities, it was too late.' (Michelle Vogel, Marilyn Monroe: Her Films, Her Life, Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 2014, p. 41). Screenplay bound in beige cloth and gilt-stamped brown leather. Quarto. Mimeographed sheets printed on the rectos only; 131 pp. This script is undated and includes inserted blue revision pages dated July 7, 1949 and July 19, 1949 [the film was in production between August 15 and October 21, 1949, and had a U.S. release date on April 18, 1950]. Songs in the production include: "Oh, What A Forward Young Man You Are" (written by Ken Darby and John Read), and "A Ticket To Tomahawk (On The Colorado Trail)" (with music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Mack Gordon). The binder has omitted the title page and externally the script is near fine; internally, the pages are creased, occasionally stained, and with a few tears to the edges (not affecting the text), else generally very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: De Montfort Books]
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         From Here to the Bugle: The story of A.B. Hancock, Dean of Race Horse Breeders

      The Thoroughbred Press 1949 - The book is in near fine condition, green boards with gilt lettering on front and spine showing title, author , and a thoroughbred horse. A beautiful copy. Book has lightly bumped corners. First Edition [Stated]/ First Printing, 330 pages. Thomas W. Doswell was Mr . Hancock's first partner, see page 322 and on page 323 there is an inscription saying T.W. Doswell was my grandfather and signed Jeari D. Oaks. The clipped dust jacket is in good plus condition, with some loss to head of spine and back board, a few nicks. Book is inscribed on inside board and signed by two generations of A.B. Hancock and signed A. Hancock III and A. Hancock IV. Jacket in Brodart cover. A rare priceless gem. Binding is tight and square. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magnolia Books]
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         A une Courtisane.

      - P. Aux Depens de Quelques amateurs 1949. In-8° en ff, sous chemise et étui (emboitage refait). 18 superbes burins originaux dont 11 H.T de Tavy NOTTON. Tirage limité à 243 exemplaires, un des 130 sur Auvergne .Ce texte est une supercherie littéraire, il s'agit d'un texte de PIA. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie In-Quarto]
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         Nineteen Eighty-Four A Novel

      London: Secker & Warburg,, 1949. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in red, top edge red. With the green dust jacket. Spine very slightly faded, with tiny bump to head; an excellent copy in the dust jacket with unusually bright spine panel, a little rubbing to extremities, a couple of tiny chips and nicks, short closed tear to head of front panel. First edition, first impression. Copies of the first impression were issued either in green or dark red dust jackets. To judge from surviving examples, this was done in proportions of about two green to one red, but there is no priority between them.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         Nineteen Eighty-Four

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First edition of Orwell's classic dystopian novel. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing and wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell and chemise case. A superior example. Written while Orwell suffered severely from tuberculosis and published shortly before the disease claimed his life, the novel is a work "of hectic, devilish, claustrophobic intensity... nightmarish in the telling" (Clute & Nicholls, 896). In 2005, the novel was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. Named as one of Modern Library 100 Best Novels of the twentieth century. "It is quite simply a novel which has changed the world" (Pringle, 100 Best Science Fiction Novels 1). Fenwick A12a. Connolly 99. Anatomy of Wonder II:838. 100 Most Influential Books 93.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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         Autobio.

      Paris: Damase, 1949.(). Portfolio with 9 color lithographs. Sheets loose as issued in folder. Edition of 130; this one signed but not numbered. With a text by Julien Cazlas.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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         Nineteen Eighty-Four

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Advance Reading Copy. Softcover. Good. Pale wraps printed in brown. Advance reading copy of the first American edition. Very Good- with wraps showing toning, soiling, wear, and a chip to top corner. Title handwriting in fading old ink to spine. Lean to spine. Pages toned, with several small stains. An uncommon format, which also states "First American Edition" on the copyright page.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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         The Robber

      Collins, Toronto 1949 - 307pp. Red cloth with gilt lettered spine. Book is cocked. Dust jacket in poor condition, with heavy wear and loss to edges and corners, spine is gone and the dust jacket is in three pieces. This copy inscribed by Bertram Brooker "To Marie, From one of those people to another" -Bertram Brooker. From the library of Ontario author Marie McPhedran, her name and address in Toronto in blue ink above the inscription on the front endpaper. Small bookseller's rubber stamp to inside corner of front endpaper also. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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         Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist.

      Evanston: Library of Living Philosophers, 1949. Signed limited first edition, number 156 of 760 copies signed and dated "Albert Einstein '49." Octavo, original brown cloth, top edge gilt, original slipcase. The book is in fine condition, the slipcase is in fine condition. An absolute pristine example. Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable in this condition. Written by the man considered the "Person of the Century" by Time magazine, this is not a glimpse into Einstein's personal life, but an extension and elaboration into his thinking on science. Two of the great theories of the physical world were created in the early 20th century: the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Einstein created the theory of relativity and was also one of the founders of quantum theory. Here, Einstein describes the failure of classical mechanics and the rise of the electromagnetic field, the theory of relativity, and of the quanta. "The greatest physicist of the 20th century" (PMM 408).

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         La vie filtrée

      First edition, one of 13 numbered copies on pur fil, the only large paper copies.A rare and good copy. Gallimard Paris 1949 14,5x21cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         Nineteen Eighty-Four.

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First edition of Orwell's classic dystopian novel. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing and wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell and chemise case. A superior example. Written while Orwell suffered severely from tuberculosis and published shortly before the disease claimed his life, the novel is a work "of hectic, devilish, claustrophobic intensity... nightmarish in the telling" (Clute & Nicholls, 896). In 2005, the novel was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. Named as one of Modern Library 100 Best Novels of the twentieth century. "It is quite simply a novel which has changed the world" (Pringle, 100 Best Science Fiction Novels 1). Fenwick A12a. Connolly 99. Anatomy of Wonder II:838. 100 Most Influential Books 93.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books ]
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         Death of a Salesman

      New York: Viking 1949 - Original cloth and dust jacket. Fine. Half morocco case FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by Arthur Miller to William Targ and further signed by the original cast members, who have all signed on the list of cast members printed after the title page. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is one of the landmarks of American theater. “By common consent, this is one of the finest dramas in the whole range of the American theater (Brooks Atkinson). Death of a Salesman “is the most poignant statement of man as he must face himself to have come out of our theater.” “Mr. Miller’s play is a tragedy modern and personal, not classic and heroic. Its central figure is a little man sentenced to discover his smallness rather than a big man undone by his greatness” (John Mason Brown). The play was first performed at the Morosco Theatre where it opened on February 10, 1949 and lasted 742 performances. Provenance: 1. William Targ, the recipient of this presentation copy. Targ is widely considered one of the great editors of the postwar era; 2. the celebrated library of Mrs. Charles Engelhard, Christie’s New York, 2 December 2005, lot 215. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop]
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         Autograph Letter Signed

      ("Jerry") on printed letterhead, "Jerry Lewis - Child Star." 4to, 1 page, with holograph addressed envelope bearing a canceled stamp and postmarked Beverly Hills, California, February 20, 1949, with a 1100 Tower Road address. To Paramount secretary Mary Lou Van Ness: "Dear Mary Lou - Just a note to let you know I'm very happy to have you as my girl Friday while at Paramount. There isn't anyone I could ever want more than you- Your a doll- Love & Kisses." P.S. added: "This note is just to put myself on record!" Lewis was 23 at this time, a little too old to be passing as a child. He and Dean Martin had just signed their first film contract with Paramount Studio. It resulted in their film debut in the supporting cast of a minor comedy, "My Friend Irma." Lewis (b. 1926), American comedian, entertainer and noted Las Vegas performer; best known for a 7-year film partnership with Dean Martin (1951-58); later noted for his fund raising efforts on behalf of Muscular Dystrophy.

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books & Autographs ]
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         Rope of Sand. (Movie Poster)

      Hal Wallis Studio. Hollywood, CA. 1949. - One-sheet color silk-screen poster, 40 x 30 ½ inches, for the 1949 Hal Wallis film "Rope of Sand" starring Burt Lancaster, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre, and "Hollywood’s New Goddess of Love" Corinne Calvet. The film, written by Walter Doniger and directed by the prolific William Dieterle, tells the story of Mike Davis, played by Burt Lancaster, who discovers a cache of diamonds on the property of a mining operation in South West Africa and, despite torture, refuses to reveal its location, determined instead to steal the cache. The poster, extremely scarce and in very good condition, was the product of Western Poster Company, San Francisco. It is a striking graphic, bold in design and color, a worthy addition to a motion picture film noir archive.

      [Bookseller: old imprints ABAA/ILAB]
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         The Mi Chou Gallery . Announces For the Public?s Education & The Connoisseur?s Enjoyment. A Marvellous Selection Of Fine Pictures By Painters Of The So-Called ?Hudson River School?. Complimented By Several Important Works By The Brilliant Modern Artist Mr. ROY LICHTENSTEIN. Plakat.

      (New York) Mi Chou Gallery o.J. - 55,7:43 cm. Plakat mehrfach gefaltet, ebenda gebräunt. Äußerst seltenes Dokument, da es sich hier möglicherweise um Lichtensteins erste Ausstellungsbeteiligung handelt, die hier in einer ziemlich schwülstigen Art angekündigt ist. Dennoch verweist die Gestaltung des Plakates bereits auf die Pop Ära. In den meisten Fällen wird diese Station des Künstlers erst gar nicht genannt. In anderen Publikationen wird eine Ausstellungsbeteiligung Lichtensteins (1949) ohne weitere Erläuterung in einer als ?Chinese Gallery? bezeichneten Galerie erwähnt. Die Mi Chou Galerie ist wahrscheinlich die erste chinesische Galerie, die in Amerika eröffnet wurde. Scarce document which most likely announces Lichtenstein?s first participation in a group exhibition in an overblown manner. This participation is not listed in any of the leading monographs. Only once we found a note mentioning Lichtenstein?s participation in a group exhibition in 1949 in a gallery called ?Chinese Gallery? without any further explanation. The Mi Chou Gallery is believed to be the first Chinese art gallery in America to exhibit and sell classical and contemporary Chinese paintings. The poster with folds and toning.

      [Bookseller: M + R Fricke]
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        Storm Clouds, Cape Cod.

      Cleveland, Ohio: The Print Club of Cleveland, 1949.(). Lithograph. Photolithograph. Edition of 252 Impressions on paper watermarked Flinsch. 223 x 332 mm. Matted. Dückers, no. E 110.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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