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        Autograph letter signed. With Viva Zapata Screenplay

      , 1949. 1949. First Edition . Signed. (ZANUCK, Daryl) STEINBECK, John. Autograph letter signed. Pacific Grove, California: November 4, 1949. WITH: Viva Zapata! Screenplay. WITH: John Steinbeck and Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation… Legal Department. New York: Twentieth Century-Fox Film, 1949, 1951. Three items. Single original leaf (8-1/2 by 11 inches) of onionskin letterhead in manuscript on the recto. WITH: Quarto (8-1/2 by 11 inches), mimeograph manuscript in typescript on rectos only, original printed yellow wrappers, bound with brads as issued. WITH: Ten leaves of facsimile (8-1/2 by 11 inches) loose. Together housed in a custom folding chemise and slipcase. $8000.November 4, 1949 autograph letter signed by Steinbeck to film producer Daryl Zanuck, reporting Steinbeck

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        Lushan Chronicles Complete Poems. Full 12(Chinese Edition) LU SHAN LI DAI SHI CI QUAN JI QUAN 12 CE

      Shanghai Ancient Books Publishing House. hardcover. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Hardcover. Publisher: Shanghai Ancient Books Publishing House. The book focus on a number of institutions of higher learning in Jiangxi Academy of Social Sciences and the relevant scientific research personnel. time-consuming more than three years. visited the country many books Hall. the first of thousands of ancient and modern times from the past (before 1949) the literature. a series set Lushan associated with the first poem of more than 15.000 in all directions to reflect the culture of t... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      Secker & Warburg, London, 1949 First edition, first impression.Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in red, top edge stained red. With the maroon dust jacket.Spine just a little faded through the jacket and lightly rolled, but a particularly nice copy in the frayed and somewhat scuffed, internally repaired dust jacket. Notably the spine panel of the present example retains a great deal of the original colour and is uncommon thus. The dust jacket on the UK edition was issued in two variant colours: either green or maroon. No priority has ever been suggested and copies of each appear in roughly the same frequency. However the maroon jackets are much more prone to fading and have always been more sought after.[170]

      [Bookseller: Blakeney Griffin Booksellers Ltd]
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        A Writer's Notebook.

      London: William Heinemann, 1949 - Octavo. Original quarter vellum, dark blue cloth sides, black morocco label to spine gilt, publisher's motif to front cover in blind, top edge gilt. With the card slipcase, as issued. A fine copy. First edition, signed limited issue. Number 461 of 1,000 copies signed by the author. It was published simultaneously with the trade edition. Stott A70c. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Karius og Baktus. Illustrert av forfatteren. Mittet & Co.,

      [1949]. 24 s. llustr. i farger. Orig. kartonert innbinding med papprygg. Bindets ytterkanter med noen små sår. De første sidene svakt plettet. Ryggstiftene litt rustne. For øvrig, et meget godt eksemplar av en uvanlig bok. Kanskje den mest skjellsettende norske barnebok. Første gang vi møter Karius og Baktus er i 1941, i "Den nye barneboka". Den første boken om Karius og Baktus blir utgitt på Mittet & Co. i 1949, og her har både Karius og Baktus rødt hår. Senere, i en ny utgave fra 1958, så har Karius blitt mørkhåret og slutten har blitt endret fra at de blir skylt ut i sluket (og de dør), til at de sitter sammen på en flåte ute på havet.

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        C'est à St-Paul de Vence

      Paris, La Nouvelle édition, 1949. 1949, 1949, , in-8 carré de 94 et (2) pages, exemplaire broché, couverture illustrée en couleurs, Edition originale avec un envoi autographe de Prévert à Paul Grimault, "pour Paul Grimault", enrichi d'un coeur tracé au feutre noir et colorié en rouge. Touchant envoi de Prévert à son ami Paul Grimault alors que les deux artistes sont en pleine réalisation de la première version du futur "Le Roi et l'Oiseau" (1980), La Bergère et le Ramoneur (1950) d'après un conte éponyme d'Andersen. Grimault, pour les dessins, et Prévert, pour le texte, travaillèrent près de 4 ans (1946-1950) à la réalisation de ce film d'animation. Primé en 1951 à la XIIIe biennale de Venise, le film sera commercialisé en 1953. Les auteurs furent mécontents du montage imposé par la production. Ainsi, en 1967, Grimault récupéra les droits de l'oeuvre et les négatifs du film, réécrit quelques scènes et remonta le film sous le nom de "Le Roi et l'Oiseau"

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        AIRPLANES / MID-CENTURY DESIGN: [TO HONOUR MAY 21, THE DAY OF AVIATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA, THE AVIATION GARRISON IN LESKOVAC IS ORGANISING AN EVENT

      Leskovac, Serbia: Napredak . 1949 - Offset print (Very Good condition), 65 x 45 cm (25.6 x 17.7 inches). This classy poster is a masterpiece of Yugoslavian mid-century design, advertising a congress of air pilots, held in Lescovac, Serbia, on May 20-21, 1949. The pilots’ convention was part of a series of innumerable annual professional gatherings held across Yugoslavia during the month of May, in honour of both Labour Day (May 1st) and Marshal Josep Broz Tito’s birthday (technically May 7th).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        CÉRÉMONIE DU MÉMORIAL: SOUVENIR ÉTERNEL! : A NOS MARTYRS 1940-1944

      Bordeaux [France]: S. I. P, 1949. Original Wraps. 8vo. 11, [1] pages. 25 cm. First edition. In French. 'Memorial Ceremony; Eternal Memory! For the Martyrs 1940-1944'. With two full page illustrations (wall memorial in Bordeaux, for those who perished 1940-1944; photograph of the minute of silence held during the memorial ceremony) ; contains an introduction, and the content of memorial speech given by Rabbi Joseph Cohen to survivors of the Bordeaux Jewish community. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - France - Bordeaux - Sermons. OCLC lists only one copy worldwide (HUC) . Light soiling to wraps, light soiling to margins, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. Rare early Bordeaux Holocaust imprint. (HOLO2-117-3)

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books LLC]
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        Naked and the Dead

      Wingate, London 1949 - First British edition. Fine, and scarce in a dust-jacket of this quality. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerald W. Cloud Rare Books]
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        Lyrics

      

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        Flagrant délit. Rimbaud devant la conjuration de l'imposture et du truquage

      Edition printed on Alfa paper.Illustrated book on the cover of a reproduction of a lithograph of Henri Rousseau.Signed autograph André Breton Professor Georges Blin: "... in very high esteem and friendship ..."Back discolored, nice copy.  Thésée Paris 1949 19x24cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        A Writer's Notebook - First Edition SIGNED by the Author and with the wrap-around band

      Heinemann, 1949 A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1949. A near fine book SIGNED to Sydney Searle and dated 6th December 1950. In a very good+ clipped wrapper with some spotting to the end-flaps. Some light wear to the extremities. With the rare Daily Mail wrap-around band.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Fernand Landeacuteger et le nouvel espace

      

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        Complete Poems of Robert Frost 1949

      New York: Henry Holt & Co, 1949 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Very Good with light rubbing to corners of green boards which have facsimile signature in gold on front board, top edge dark green; some rubbing to front spine edge; epp lightly tanned; po bookplate on fep; po blind stamp on tp; DJ (in protector) is lightly chipped at extremities and spine ends; text is clean and tight; flat signed by Frost underneath his photo frontispiece: "Robert Frost Chapel Hill, 1952".

      [Bookseller: GIVENS BOOKS]
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        Enciclopedia Italiana di scienze, lettere ed arti.

      Ist. dell'Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani,, Roma, 1949 - Quarantuno volumi di cm. 31, pp. ca. 1000 ciascuno. Con migliaia di illustrazioni e tavole f.t. anche a colori. Legature originali in mezza pelle con titoli e impressioni in oro ed a secco ai dorsi e piatti. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. E' presente l'intero corpus dell'opera (35 volumi) + un volume di Indici (1952); Appendice I (1950); Appendice II, 1938-1948 (2 volumi); Appendice III, 1949-1960 (2 volumi). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Enciclopedia italiana di scienze, lettere ed arti. Edizione 1949. 39 volumes.

      Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana fondato da Giovanni Treccani, 1949 - 39 Bände: Bd. 1-35 (A-Z), Indici (1 Bd.), Appendice I (1 Bd.) + Appendice II (2 Bde). Akzeptabler Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempel und Signatur. Halblederbände, berieben und bestoßen. Mehrere Buchrücken beschädigt. Bindungen überwiegend fest, wenige Seiten lose. Innen gepflegt, nur sehr wenige dezente Anstreichungen. Sprache: italienisch. -- 39 tomes: Vol. 1-35 (A-Z), Indici (1 vol.), Appendice I (1 vol.) + Appendice II (2 vols.). Former library books in acceptable condition. Quarter leather bound book covers, rubbed and bumped. Some spines damaged. Bindings mostly tight, few loose pages. Pages except for a few notes clean. Language: Italian. Foreign customers - please contact us for additional postage costs due to the heavy weight of the books (approx. 150 kg). mbx Sprache: Italienisch Gewicht in Gramm: 150000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. Bookfarm/ Sebastian Seckfort]
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        The American Wild Turkey

      Samworth / Small-Arms Technical Publishing Company, Georgetown, South Carolina 1949 - First edition. Illustrated with color frontispiece by Walter A. Weber, gravures by E. Stanley Smith. viii, [2], 328 pp. (ads at pp. 321-328, dated December 1948). 1 vols. 8vo. A standard and indispensable American sporting volume, the definitive work on the wild turkey. Heller 2:631; Biscotti p. 107; Smith 7 Original straw cloth blocked in green and gilt. Spine a little faded. Very good copy lacking the dust jacket Illustrated with color frontispiece by Walter A. Weber, gravures by E. Stanley Smith. viii, [2], 328 pp. (ads at pp. 321-328, dated December 1948). 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist.

      Library of Living Philosophers, Evanston 1949 - Signed limited first edition, one 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. Housed in the original publisher's cardboard. An absolute pristine example, which has been stored in the original cardboard box since publication. Edited by Paul Arthur Schhilpp. 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). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        La part du feu

      First edition, one of 13 numbered copies on pur fil paper, the only large paper copiesSpine very lightly sunned at head and foot, not seriousA very good and rare copy. Gallimard Paris 1949 14,5x21cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Cahiers d'Art 1949. PABLO PICASSO. Vol 3. Oeuvres de 1917 e 1919.

      Paris, France: les Editions Cahiers d'Art, 1949. xvi, 152 pages of text containing 465 illustrations, followed by [ii] blank and [xiii] pages of index/table. Original thick paperback binding with the original glassene wrapper. The binding is lightly to moderately rubbed at the extremities, with minor chipping to the spine. The glassene wrapper is browned and chipped. Protected in custom-fitted archival mylar. First edition.. First Edition. Paperback. Very good+ condition. Folio.

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        Prisons.

      Los Angeles: Zeitlin & Ver Brugge,, 1949. With the "Carceri" Etchings by G. B. Piranesi. Critical Study by Jean Adhemar. Associate Curator of Prints Bibliothèque Nationale. Large quarto. Blue card wrappers, as issued, white title label to front cover. Housed in the original cloth-backed portfolio with ties. Frontispiece and 18 loose printed etchings by Piranesi, framed in a light card border. Faint fading around the edges of wrappers, one plate creased at the corner, minor chips and tears to the flap that holds in the plates, but an excellent copy, with the slipcase lightly rubbed and faded at the extremities. First edition, first impression, scarce signed limited issue, copy number 168 of 212 numbered copies signed by Aldous Huxley, made on Renage paper of pure rag, of which this one of the 100 US issue copies subdivided for Zeitlin & Ver Brugge of Los Angeles. Piranesi's 18th-century "Carceri d'invenzione" etchings, nightmarishly imaginative creations at once proto-Romantic and proto-Surrealist, come together in this volume with Huxley's at once lyrical and chilling analysis of them, and of the intellectual history of prisons and criminality.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        L'Europe buissonnière

      First edition with a cover illustrated by Jacquelin.Signed autograph of Antoine Blondin Dr. Fatou: "... this book is vain foolproof Hoping to entertain.."Our copy is covered with kraft paper on which Antoine Blondin registered address of the dedicatee in black ink, the latter having added the name of the author and the book title in blue ink.Nice full exempalire his trailer. Editions Jean Froissart Paris 1949 14x24cm broché

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        Face to Face. Short Stories.

      Johannesburg: Silver Leaf Books, 1949 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Two tiny chips to top edges of boards, contents lightly toned. An excellent copy in a rubbed and faintly edge-chipped jacket that has been slightly nibbled by mice along the top edge of the rear panel. First edition, first impression, of the author's first book. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        [Typed Letter, Signed ("Cyril Connolly") with Manuscript Post-script, and an Autograph Letter, Signed ("Cyril C")]

      2 Landsdowne Terrace, Guilford Street, London, 1949. Four pages, closely written, on rectos and versos of two octavo sheets of HORIZON letterhead. Folded for mailing, but very good, the first accompanied by the mailing envelope addressed in Connolly's hand. Two uncommonly good, friendly literary letters to fellow editor and author Phyllis Feldkamp, at LIFE magazine in New York (the earlier letter addressed to her as Miss Phyllis Larsh), sending her best wishes in her marriage), submitting a piece for publication, complimenting her on her own work and remarking on her observations about F. Scott Fitzgerald: " ... I include one or two paragraphs which I have had to cut from the HORIZON version ... in case you would rather cut other ones ... I think it stands on its own as an essay ... related to the question of the American literary scene and its advantages and disadvantages for a European ... There is rather a lot about Auden in my Introduction because to the English reader he is the test case on the question of transplantation. He also happened to be the first person I saw ..." ; "... Alan Ross came to dinner & we talked about Osbert Sitwell in America ... & he asked me if I saw anyone more beautiful in America than I had seen in Europe and I told him about you ... I never knew you were a Fitzgerald expert. I was fascinated by what you wrote, most interesting & obviously quite correct. He was far too chic to worry about being Irish and in that story about the Swedish blondes making love in the hot summer evening ... he looks down on them & has no inferiority feelings ... But I think the jilting was a blow all the same as one is so terribly vulnerable at that age. Thank you so much for the information about Zelda ... Hergesheimer called her 'a very deleterious woman' ... & attributed all his (F's) troubles to her. Your letter shows you are a very good critic indeed and I beg you to work these up into an article for me. Unless you wd rather write about the U.S. poets? ... I think [it is] profoundly true (about her disintegration disintegrating him) -- I talked of you with Truman Capote this summer in Paris ... I am not happy but in a disastrous state of callous & frivolous despair. ..." He also discusses at length matters relating to a special American number of HORIZON.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Photo album and scrapbook compiled in postwar Japan and Thailand

      Tokyo 1949 - Folio (370 x 300 mm). Contemporary binding of elaborate, padded Japanese-style silk with silk ties. 36 heavy black paper leaves containing 289 photographs mounted with silver album corners (many taken by Barker but some being shots sold to tourists), 45 colour postcards, and numerous other postcards, cards, newspaper clippings, cocktail napkins, manuscript letters, telegrams, and advertising ephemera. Minor fraying and untying of the lower silk ties, a few items that were previously mounted now lacking, just a little minor rubbing and mild creasing to a small number of photos. Excellent condition. A remarkable photo album and scrapbook compiled in Occupied Japan and Thailand by a Far East Air Forces clerk, offering a historical record of a young American woman's adventures in a world newly opened to her. The compiler, Margaret Barker, graduated in Des Moines, Iowa and worked as a clerk and stenographer just before the Second World War began. When the US entered the war she joined the Air Force and worked in Washington D.C. and Pasadena, and then in Guam with the Far East Air Forces. Barker was stationed at the Tokyo headquarters in 1949, where she remained until the end of 1952, when she returned to the United States and lived in San Francisco, where she worked at the Hamilton Air Force Base. Barker was clearly an engaged traveler, and this album is a superb historical record of Occupied Japan. It includes pictures of the Army Hall in downtown Toyko where she worked, urban street scenes, women and children in traditional dress, day-to-day activities in small towns and rural villages, well-known tourist sites, friends and Air Force coworkers during leisure activities, and even the ruins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Two pages contain Barker's photographs of the Cherry Blossom festival, with a fabulous series depicting schoolchildren and their teachers in kimonos under a blossoming tree. Another series comprises six attractive and carefully staged photos of young women in traditional dress. Barker saved numerous photographs and postcards from trips around Japan, having visited the temples at Kyoto, the famous Nara Park deer, the smoking Mt. Aso (Japan's largest active volcano), and the iconic floating Torii gate of the Itsukushima Shrine. There are six large, engaging photos of cormorant fishers at work, including night shots (probably professional photographs for the tourist market). A full page (containing two photographs by Barker and six that are probably photos sold to tourists) is devoted to the Ama, the famous female pearl divers, probably on the Izu Peninsula. Ten pages hold photos from Barker's trip to Thailand with a group of FEAF employees, beginning with photos of Barker and a man, who appears frequently in the album and may have been her boyfriend Ed, in front of a plane at an airfield. There are numerous views of temples, street scenes, religious sculptures, and Bangkok street life. Among the ephemera are two newspaper clippings about the trip, one with a photo of Barker showing off a piece of souvenir jewellery to fellow FEAF employee who had also been on the trip. The final four pages contain photographs from a family visit in the midwest in 1952 or early 1953. Among the charming ephemera are postcards, greeting cards, cocktail napkins, engravings, business cards, and wedding invitations, and there is also a heartfelt telegram sent from Ed, then in San Francisco, on Valentine's Day, "Love to my Valentine. You are more than ever in my thoughts at this time. I wish we together on this special occasion". Overall a fascinating and evocative album documenting the life of an American woman in Occupied Japan. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alembic Rare Books]
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        CYDALISE. Avec des illustrations originales gravées à l'eau-forte [par Jean Traynier].

      Les Amis de l'écrivain, Paris, 1949 - Les Amis de l'écrivain, Paris, 1949 1 volume in-4 (28,5 x 19 cm), en feuilles, sous couverture rempliée (sans emboîtage). 139 pages et 16 eaux-fortes pleine page tirées en vert. Très bon état. A noter une petite fente en pied de premier plat de couverture, sans gravité. Complet. ÉDITION ORIGINALE DE CES POÈMES DE PIERRE LOUYS. TIRAGE A 262 EXEMPLAIRES SEULEMENT (et non 265 comme annoncé en tête de la justification). CELUI-CI, UN DES 200 EXEMPLAIRES SUR VÉLIN DE LANA. Cette superbe édition est illustrée de 16 puissantes eaux-fortes dues au talent de Jean Traynier (qui a également illustré Point de lendemain (1957). Ces illustrations sont résolument pornographiques et d'une imagination réjouissante. Il s'agit d'un choix de poésies érotiques de Pierre Louÿs, rassemblées par les amis de l'écrivain. Les éditeurs joignent à cette édition, pour contrer toute réfutation d'attribution de ces poèmes à l'auteur d'Aphrodite, deux fac-similés. Et il en conte l'histoire : "A la mort de l'écrivain, ses héritiers s'étant partagé ses manuscrits, il advint que le possesseur de ces poèmes les fit lire à un ami. Conquis par leur saveur particulière, ce dernier désira les recopier et obtint la faveur de les emporter. Du temps passa . l'ami trépassa. Le sort l'ayant voulu, opposition fut mise à son testament. La restitution du manuscrit devint alors bien aléatoire pour autant que son véritable propriétaire n'avait aucun titre valable à produire. Les années passèrent, et le testament enfin légalisé, notre héritier s'imagina que son manuscrit pourrait, sans encombres, regagner enfin les rayons de sa bibliothèque. [.]" Et pour le plaisir le poème éponyme : "Cydalise, êtes-vous malade ? - Ah ! mon cher, ne m'en parlez pas ! La fouterie et l'enculade En une nuit m'ont mise à bas. Sous promesse de fortes sommes J'ai bien voulu faire l'amour Toute nue avec vingt-quatre hommes Qui se relayaient tour à tour. Du soir jusqu'à l'aube première J'ai tiré quatre-vingt six coups Dont trente et un dans le derrière Et j'ai bien mal à mes deux trous. J'ai déchargé pendant quatre heures, A la fin je n'en pouvais plus, Les joyeusetés les meilleures N'ont-elles pas leurs superflus ? Pierre Louÿs Référence : Dutel, Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en français entre 1920 et 1970, n°1333. TRÈS BON EXEMPLAIRE. BEAU LIVRE ILLUSTRÉ ÉROTIQUE CLANDESTIN. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Prisons. With the "Carceri" Etchings by G. B. Piranesi. Critical Study by Jean Adhemar. Associate Curator of Prints Bibliothèque Nationale.

      Los Angeles: Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, 1949 - Large quarto. Blue card wrappers, as issued, white title label to front cover. Housed in the original cloth-backed portfolio with ties. Faint fading around the edges of wrappers, one plate creased at the corner, minor chips and tears to the flap that holds in the plates, but an excellent copy, with the slipcase lightly rubbed and faded at the extremities. Frontispiece and 18 loose printed etchings by Piranesi, framed in a light card border. First edition, first impression, scarce signed limited issue, copy number 168 of 212 numbered copies signed by Aldous Huxley, made on Renage paper of pure rag, of which this one of the 100 US issue copies subdivided for Zeitlin & Ver Brugge of Los Angeles. Piranesi's 18th-century "Carceri d'invenzione" etchings, nightmarishly imaginative creations at once proto-Romantic and proto-Surrealist, come together in this volume with Huxley's at once lyrical and chilling analysis of them, and of the intellectual history of prisons and criminality. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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 red dust jacket. Spine ends a little faded; an excellent copy in the jacket with unusually bright spine panel, spine ends and tips a little nicked and chipped, spot of rubbing to centre of spine panel, closed tear to head of rear 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. The red jackets are far more susceptible to fading, and as a consequence, surviving copies in nice condition are uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Le Paradoxe d'Aytré, manuscrit original et tapuscrit

      First new version of the autograph manuscript of 17 pages, written in 1935. Manuscript writing very dense, full excluding the last 13 lines of printed text, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Complete typescript with a few variations from the manuscript and a copy of the first edition published in 1947 and finally published in 1950 is attached. In 1935, Blanchot has been working for 3 years on Thomas the Obscure (he completed in 1940) when interrupts his writing "that would not stop" to write the last word, a short story he describes as "an attempt to bypass another book underway to overcome the interminable and get a more linear narrative, yet painfully complex, a silent decision ... ". In 1983, Blanchot, referring to the motivations of this "innocent text where murderers omens of future time resounded," can not say "how it is written and how unknown requirement, it has the answer." "It was not a text for publication," he says in the afterword of hindsight. The last word will indeed published 12 years later in 550 copies in the collection golden age (although it went bankrupt at the same time, the book will be on sale in 1950) . So the first story is meant at once the last word and the refusal of its unveiling. "Surely begin to write immediately to achieve at the end (...), this means at least hope not to make a career and finding the shortest path to finish early." In this "Apocalypse" Blanchot leads his own novel being written: Thomas, the hero, and is ironically called the new power otherwise without express "what happened to him [that] saying nothing happened ". But if, starting with the last word, Blanchot marks the end of writing, it is an end that remains unpublished. And when the book is finally published, it will be more of a work already substantial: Thomas the Obscure, Amminadab, Faux pas, the Most High, Death Sentence and The Share of fire. Therefore, the last word is not "waiver be Master and Judge," but a written waiver of this "itself in vain." It can no longer be "the unusual resolution to deprive [Language] to support (...) that is to say more than language" but, as part of the work, there is a "word to say and do not say. ". A word rewritten by the writer he became transformed by writing and by war. This is the inaugural version, first draft of thirty young Blanchot, we present here and C. Bident his biographer, thought "probably never know." Narrative foundation, basic writing, many scholars have studied the last man, "painfully complicated" as even the author, but who calls a few "prophetic" pages a reflection on language (and, through him, totalitarianism) marking the second part of the century. Now we present the manuscript written in 1935 and until then unknown, differs considerably from the following two versions of 1947 and 1983. Written in the third person (the later will they, homodiégétiques) the story is much longer. It contains descriptions and including many deleted scenes that will be removed in the published versions: "The sun bathed [plaza] a fiery light of huge mirrors, placed at the four corners, be kicked around in a maze of colors . "" A cloud was soon raised to the ceiling, black cloud crossed by small glowing patches. "" I am worried, he said. I was wrong to leave earlier this house when I get home, surrounded by torches are extinguished one by one. What will I find now? How to live without I guideline? Can you tell me anything? "" Some children, head blackened coal, removed the sand in which they were buried, and trying to achieve with small white stones they drew from their pocket, they reviled in their incomprehensible language. "" Taking advantage of the lull, dogs out of their hole, as if they had been secretly excited by a master, they rushed to the sleeper by pulling on their links. They tried to right, left, then discovering it under the covers, they are slipped badly, small first, then the big dog, like a vicious bunch of kids. "" The intoxication of being together having lost younger pushed them into their own home as if she had ceased to be theirs, and they threw screams waking intruders from their homes. "But this manuscript provides the exegete especially demonstrative few passages that provide clarification on the meaning of the story:" Until is not an indifferent manner to the past and the future. If it is intended to extend a veil over what approach, if a link between, by mutual repulsion, separate time moments it appears from something, something else is not shown, however, that such limit. "" They whom nothing was forbidden to speak and who knew, behaved as if their knowledge had been to break with the language. "" The disciple on this admission, redoubled adoration, give themselves shots that change them into what they can be. At first common deception, they ran, one to an animal world, the other to a riveted himself a slave. "" They wanted to laugh again nonsense, is torturing a lie, but, having no other way to stand as the apotheosis, they lost sight of their mutual desire for death and blissfully enjoyed the rest. "A key reading these valuable addition changes that reflect real shifts of the author. If the most important is, of course, the choice of the first person in later versions, some lexical variations are also very significant. Thus: "I offer the spectacle of my vices" in the manuscript and typescript 1935 becomes: "I offer the spectacle of my mistakes" in the published version of the same in 1947. "This is an extract from the speech the third city "becomes" This is an excerpt of the speech on the third on the third State "; "A noise (...) was one stroke the whole town" becomes "was one stroke all the people" and "... on a deck of onomatopoeia" becomes "... a gateway ranting." Finally, it is a lyrical Blanchot that reveals this "abrupt call of language": "She had her hair hanging these broad wings velvet are a promise of transformation." "... When the sun casting its light shining against the mirrors everywhere, stopped above the esplanade and heard this loud voice, private mysteriously vowels and consonants, which announces the sharing of spaces" "Shouts of the crowd came and brought calls for an immense distress. "" He ran on the book and bit his teeth, as if he had made insensitive despite the bitterness of those old pages. ". In hindsight Blanchot hesitate to comment, however, that this text provides for the third time and he took care to revise again, 50 years after its first release. However, it brings some bits of explanations that reveal the importance of this little story in the life and work of one of the most mysterious writers of the twentieth century: "The last word has to tell main line, as having instead, the total wreck, the narrative itself can not therefore be preserved, and impossible or absurd, unless he should claim prophetic, heralding a future in the past already there or saying there always when there is nothing: either there wearing nothing and prevent the annihilation that it can not escape its long-term process which is rehashing and eternity. " S.n. s.l. 1949 8 feuillets in-8 (13,5x21,5) et 11 feuillets in-4 (21x27cm)

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        Bobby Locke's South African Golf Annual 1949.

      Johannasburg: Wisearef, 1949. - 213pp. Only the 1948 edtion is listed. Some damp staining to top front board and about first 20 pages, nothing stuck together. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Farmer Giles of Ham.

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd,, 1949. [black letter:] Aegidii Ahenobarbi Julii Agricole de Hammo Domini de Domito Aule Draconarie Comitis Regni Minimi Regis et Basilea mira facinora et mirabilis exortus [roman:] in the vulgar tongue The Rise and Wonderful Adventures of Farmer Giles, Lord of Tame, Count of Worminghall and King of the Little Kingdom. Octavo. Original pale orange cloth, blue lettered spine, dragon illustration on front cover in blue, top edge blue, patterned endpapers. With the dust jacket. Two-colour frontispiece and monochrome illustrations throughout by Pauline Baynes. Near-contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper verso. Spine rolled, an excellent copy in the jacket with 2 small closed tears to head and foot of front panel, another, larger, to join of spine and rear panel. First edition, first impression, of Tolkien's comic mediaeval fable, set in a mythic Great Britain.

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        60 jours de prison

      First edition, one of 75 copies on B.F.K. de Rives, this one printed especially for Jacques Mazet, magistrate in Paris.With an autograph inscription from Sacha Guitry to Jacques Mazet onfirst volume, upper cover, wich is partly faded.A good copy. L'Elan Paris 1949 15x20cm 2 volumes brochés sous chemise et étui

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        Fibel für blinde Kinder im ersten Lese- und Schreibunterricht.

      Leipzig, Druck und Verlag Deutsche Zentralbücherei für Blinde 1949 - Querformat, ca. 18 x 26 cm. (4) S., 39 Seiten. Halbleinenband der Zeit mit aufmontiertem Deckelschild. Der Autor war Blindenlehrer in Breslau. Deckelaufschrift in "Normalschrift", alle Textseiten in Brailleschrift. Einband berieben und gebräunt, Kanten bestoßen. Seiten etwas fingerfleckig. Sehr seltene Fibel.

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        Settimanale di politica e letteratura (poi: Settimanale politico, economico e letterario). Direttore Mario PANNUNZIO. Roma. Tutto il pubblicato (tranne le mancanze sotto specificate): Anni I-XVIII (19 febbraio 1949 al n. 10 dell'8 marzo 1966, ultimo pubblicato)

      1949. formato giornale, in 17 contenitori costituiti da camicia ed astuccio, entrambi in m. tela, con legacci e tit. oro ai dorsi (le ultime 2 annate in un solo contenitore). Alla completezza del periodico mancano 7 numeri (n. 30 del 1951, n. 1 del 1952, n. 44 del 1954, nn. 1 e 52 del 1961, nn. 6 e 8 del febbr. 1965), mentre 2 numeri sono molto sciupati (n. 52 del 1951 e n. 10 del 1966). Rara collezione di questo notissimo ebdomadario illustrato di 12 pp. (poi aumentate fino a 16, 20 o 24), nato il 19 febbr.1949. ''Giornale liberale, laico, antifascista, indipendente'', tratta di letteratura, politica, economia, arte, spettacolo, costume ed attualità. Con Pannunzio collaborarono i più bei nomi della cultura italiana di quegli anni: Arpino, Angioletti, Arbasino, Bonsanti, Bilenchi, Comisso (nei nn. 32-35 del 1959 il suo romanzo ''La donna del lago''), Flaiano, Jemolo, Landolfi (nel n. 52 del 1956 e nei nn. 1-4 del 1957 il romanzo breve ''Ottavio l'impositore''), Moravia, Monelli, Musatti, Ottieri, Raimondi, Rea, Salvemini, Sinisgalli, Siciliano, Soldati, Silone, Soavi, Tobino, Tecchi, Vigolo ed altri giornalisti che si formarono alla scuola di Pannunzio. Tutti i numeri hanno delle illustrazioni ed in molti vi figurano disegni satirici e caricaturali di Arrigo Bartoli e soprattutto di Mino Maccari, il quale diede al settimanale l'impronta della propria originalissima arte. In ottimo stato.

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        Face to Face

      Johannesburg Silver Leaf Books 1949 First Impression of the Noble laureate's first book. Small 8vo: 164,[4]pp. Publisher's French blue cloth, spine stamped with silver foil; illustrated dust jacket, by Ernest Ullman, priced 12s/6d. Fine and unread, very tight, clean and crisp; Fine jacket, tips of spine panel and flap folds very lightly rubbed. An excellent example, and scarce such. Fine A collection of 16 short stories probing the psychological consequences of a racially divided society, published the year after the first Nationalist Government (the party of apartheid) came to power in South Africa. 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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        époque néerlandaise. préface jean arp.

      Amsterdam, éditions duwaer, 1949. 32 x 24 cm. 5 folding leaves, 25 leaves with tipped-in illustrations in cover, 6 folding leaves in original dust jacket and crystal paper. Typography Vordemberge-Gildewart. Printed in black, grey and red in 300 numbered copies. First edition. Folded illustration of p. 23 sticking together, otherwise a fine copy.* This copy is nr. 180, with a handwritten, signed dedication in Dutch by the artist under the colophon to Herman van den Eerenbeemt, dated 'Amsterdam 2 October 1950'. Van den Eerenbeemt (1890-1951), besides being an author, was manager of Van Munster publishing house. On this October day Van den Eerenbeemt speeched at the opening of the exhibition of mural paintings by Vordemberge-Gildewart in the prestigious store of De Bijenkorf. Resplendent and luxurious edition, the second and last volume of the 'éditions duwaer', in modern typography without capitals, with many examples (in colors or in black-and-white) of the constructivist art of Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart (1899-1962).

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        Il messaggio dalla Camera Oscura. Il segreto dell'Arte fotografica rivelato attraverso la storia del gusto e i capolavori fotografici del mondo. Prima edizione. Torino, Chiantore, 1949

      Chiantore, 1949. in-4 gr., pp.444, leg. cart. edit. e sovracop. figurata con fascetta gialla, numerose riproduzioni fotogr. n.t. e f.t. Epocale trattato di storia ed estetica fotografica, che ripercorre la storia della fotografia partendo dalla scoperta di Nièpce e Daguerre fino agli anni "50. Le 323 fotografie che la illustrano appartengono ai maestri della fotografia ed a Mollino stesso, attraverso le opere di 132 fotografi (da Avedon, Brassaï e Blumenfeld a Moholy-Nagy, lo stesso Mollino, Eugene Smith, Stieglitz e Steichen) e di 9 grandi pittori (da Ingres a Picasso), l'autore traccia una storia della fotografia e dell'evoluzione del gusto nel tempo, evidenziando con specifici capitoli il lavoro di alcuni fotografi (Nadar e Hill, Atget, Alvarez Bravo e Man Ray) e realizzando così un suo personale "Musée imaginaire" della fotografia. Prima edizione di quest'opera del famoso architetto-designer torinese (1905-1973), di rilevanza capitale per il rinnovamento della cultura fotografica italiana, finalmente aperta alla riflessione e alle opere dei più innovativi autori stranieri. Splendido volume, importante e oramai non comune, in perfetto stato (piccoli strappi alla fascetta ed alla sovracop.).

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        A Privacy of Speech; Ten Poems in Sequence, with block print decorations by Mary Fabilli

      Berkeley: Equinox Press, 1949. Original vellum spine, gilt title; decorated paper boards. Finely printed on Tovil handmade paper. Deckled edges. The first book of the Equinox Press and Everson's first effort at printing. One of 100 copies, of which reportedly only 50 were bound and issued. A high spot of modern printing, and of Everson as printer, designer and binder. Exquisite woodblocks by Mary Fabilli. Printed in red and black. Boards yawn slightly else a fine copy. Bartlett & Campo, A10. Fine.

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        Une passion dans le désert

      1949. Edition Maxime Cottet Dumoulin, 1949. Grand in-4 (35 x 27 cm) en feuilles sous couverture rempliée, chemise et étui cartonné simili serpent brun, illustrations de P. Jouve gravées par R. Haasen : 67 eaux-fortes dont 13 en couleurs (1 frontispice et 12 hors-texte dont 3 à double page, 54 bandeaux en noir et or, texte encadré d'un filet rouge. Exemplaire numéroté (52/110) avec une suite en noir. Exemplaire frais. Monod 915. Français broché DeCollection

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        La Création du Monde.

      - Paris, Les exemplaires, 1949. In-4 (34.5*23.5), 107p. Première édition illustrée de ce texte publié en 1930, avec 56 lithographies en couleurs d'après les gouaches de Jean Lurçat. Tirage unique à 99ex sur vélin, tous hors-commerce. Le nôtre porte un T et une signature sous la justification à la place du numéro habituel. Exemplaire enrichi d'une suite partielle de 12 gravures sous une chemise papier dans l'étui. Exemplaire enrichi d'une importante suite en décompositions des gravures, 101 gravures en tout. Exemplaire enrichi d'un papier 95*175mm avec une grande signature Jean Lurçat au crayon rouge. En feuilles, sous couverture, chemise recouverte un papier probablement dû à Lurçat, étui du même. Suite des décompositions à part. Exemplaire UNIQUE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Death of a Salesman Certain private conversations in two acts and a requiem

      

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        Cybernetics. Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine.

      Sixth Edition. New York / Paris, The Technology Press / John Wiley & Sons Inc./ Hermann et Cie, 1949. 24cm x 15.8cm. 194 pages. Original Hardcover with fragments of the dustjacket in protective Mylar. The volume itself in very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Endpaper inscribed and signed by Norbert Wiener to the american historian Irving Albert Leonard: "To neighbor Irving A. Leonard from Neighbor Norbert Wiener - August 20,1949". Includes newspaper clipping from 1949 of interview with the author. Cybernetics describes the application of statistical mechanics methods to communications engineering. Its subject matter ranges from such control mechanisms as servo-mechanisms, mathematical calculators, and automatic pilots, to the nerves and brain of the human body.nnThis book presents a study of human control functions and mechanico-electrical systems designed to replace them. As such it impinges on every branch of science. It is the outgrowth of extensive theoretical study and experimentation by Dr. Wiener and a group of outstanding scientists - including physiologists, psychologists, mathematicians, and electrical engineers. It includes chapters on: Newtonian and Bergsonian Time/ Groups and Statistical Mechanics/ Time Series, Information and Communication/ Feed-Back and Oscillation/ Computing Machines and the Nervous System/ Gestalt and Universals/ Cybernetics and Psychopathology/ Information, Language and Society.nnWiener was Professor of Mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Guest Investigator at the Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia de Mexico. Long considered on of the world's ranking mathematical analysts, he was also an exceptional linguist, philosopher, and literary scholar.

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        Farmer Giles of Ham. [black letter:] Aegidii Ahenobarbi Julii Agricole de Hammo Domini de Domito Aule Draconarie Comitis Regni Minimi Regis et Basilea mira facinora et mirabilis exortus [roman:] in the vulgar tongue The Rise and Wonderful Adventures of Farmer Giles, Lord of Tame, Count of Worminghall and King of the Little Kingdom.

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1949 - Octavo. Original pale orange cloth, blue lettered spine, dragon illustration on front cover in blue, top edge blue, patterned endpapers. With the dust jacket. Near-contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper verso. Spine rolled, an excellent copy in the jacket with 2 small closed tears to head and foot of front panel, another, larger, to join of spine and rear panel. Two-colour frontispiece and monochrome illustrations throughout by Pauline Baynes. First edition, first impression, of Tolkien's comic mediaeval fable, set in a mythic Great Britain. Hammond & Anderson A4a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Sheltering Sky

      John Lehmann, London 1949 - First edition, first printing, of the author's first and best known novel, octavo, library red binding, 304 pages, very good copy in good reinforced unclipped first issue dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      London: Secker & Warburg 1949. 312 pp. recently bound in a lovey full green morocco with gilt lines. All edges gilt, very good copy. . Near Fine. Full Morocco. First Edition. 1949. 8vo..

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