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        Mushrooms in Their Natural Habitats (Two Volumes Including 33 Stereophotographic Views)

      Sawyer's Inc., Portland, OR 1949 - Red cloth has rubbed corners and spine ends. Gilt imprint, red top edge. Light soil on boards, edges, and pages, with bookmark shadowing on one pair of pages. Dampstain on lower edge of Volume II box. This is a complete set, with one text volume and the other a false book box containg a View-Master and the complete 33 reels of mushroom stereographs photographed by the inventor of View-Master himself, William Gruber. The set was published by the company that produced View-Masters, part owned by Gruber. The slides are in pockets inside a small book in the style of the text, in good condition. As a bonus, three other view reels, two of birds and one of Oregon beaches, are in an additional pocket. Alexander Hanchett Smith (1904-1986) was a leading mycological authority who published extensively. Edibility notes are of course included in the descriptions. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 626 pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Le pion sur l'échiquier

      New edition consists of the facsimile of the first edition of 1949.Signed autograph of François Augiéras under the pseudonym Abdullah Shambas.Nice full copy of his trailer. Albin Michel Paris 1934 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Human Action: A Treatise on Economics

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1949. First edition, sixth printing of the author's magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Kenniston P. Merrill New York, May 25, 1961 Ludwig Mises." In very good condition with some toning to the spine. Books inscribed by Von Mises are uncommon. Human Action is the single most important work by Von Mises and one of the most influential economic works of the twentieth century. "It should become the leading text of everyone who believes in freedom, in individualism, and in the ability of a free-market economy not only to outdistance any government-planned system in the production of goods and services for the masses, but to promote and safeguard . . . those intellectual, cultural, and moral values upon which all civilization ultimately rests" (Henry Hazlitt).

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        Shane (First Edition)

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. The author's first book, one of the best Westerns ever written, which in 1953 was adapted into one of the best films the genre has ever seen (with a script by A.B. Guthrie, Jr.), in which a lone gunfighter comes to the aid of a small community. Though not nominated, Alan Ladd gave an Oscar-worthy performance. Jack Palance, despite saying only 12 lines, received an Academy Award nomination for his creepy, career-defining role. A classic which transcends the genre and can be appreciated on many levels. A little foxing to the fore-edge else fine in a price-clipped Fine dust jacket that has undergone some professional restoration at the extremities.A nice copy of a desirable and exceptionally uncommon book. In a custom quarter leather clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        La vie filtrée

      Gallimard 1949 - - Gallimard, Paris 1949, 14,5x21cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 13 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Rare et agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of the 13 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper only leading copies. Rare copy and pleasant. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Lottery

      New York City: Farrar, Straus and Company, 1949 First Edition,First Printing with the fs letters printed on the copyright page. Second Issue Dust Wrapper, (unclipped $3.50 price). Flaps from First Issue, with original $2.75, tipped in. Some discoloration on the inside front cover and some soiling to boards. Else Near Fine. Light soiling/darkening to yellow cover typical of this title. Still, complete and a very attractive example.

      [Bookseller: Brenner's Books - Rare & Collectable]
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        The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.

      Philadelphia - New York, Lippincott Comp., (1949). 309 S. OLwd. m. OSch. First Edition. In. engl. Sprache. Mit der eighd. Signatur der Autorin. - Stockfleckig, OSch. m. kl. Randläsuren, priv. Widm. a. Schmutztitel dat. 1950, leichte Gbrsp. - Foxing, dust jacket with small tears along the edges, another private dedication on page before title. Some signs of use. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Autograph; Geschichte; Musik; Signatur

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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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, patterned endpapers. With the dust jacket. Two-colour frontispiece and monochrome illustrations throughout by Pauline Baynes. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine rolled, edges of text block foxed; a very good copy in the jacket with some marks to spine and some short closed tears to extremities. First edition, first impression, of Tolkien's comic mediaeval fable, set in a mythic Great Britain.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Little Sister

      

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        Complete Poems of Robert Frost

      

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

      

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        A Writer's Notebook

      London: William Heinemann, 1949. Limited Numbered First Edition. Full Leather. Near Fine. A beautiful Limited Numbered First Edition signed by the author and numbered 992 of 1000 Limited Edition copies. Bound in half mushroom calf with blue calf boards. The book is in Near Fine condition with light aging to the light-colored calf leather and a contemporary p.o. name dated 1949. A tear in the blue calf board approx. 1/2" across at rear panel top edge. Very clean and bright with gold gilt on the top edge and rough cut pages. A lovely copy by an important American author.

      [Bookseller: Parrish Books]
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        Autograph letter signed to Anthony Powell.

      

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        vordemberge-gildewart. époque néerlandaise. Préface Jean Arp.

      édition duwaer, Amsterdam, 1949 - Amsterdam, édition duwaer 1949. 32,5x24,5 cm. 94 n.n.S. mit 25 Tafeln mit Werken und einigen Abbildungen im Text. Originalbroschur mit dem urpsrünglichen Pergaminpapierumschlag. Nr. 151 der 200 Exemplaren der Normalausgabe. - Eine der schönsten typographischen Gestaltungen kurz nach dem Krieg, gestaltet von Vordemberge selbst. Mit Texten des Künstlers, Hans Arp, Ozenfant, Vantongerloo, van Doesburg u.a. in Französisch, Deutsch und Englisch. - Pergaminpspierumschlag etwas gebräunt und mit kleinen Einrissen. - Sonst sehr schönes, frisches Exemplar. Sprache: Französisch Originalbroschur mit dem urpsrünglichen Pergaminpapierumschlag. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        LE SOLEIL DES EAUX. Spectacle pour une toile des pecheurs, illustré par Georges Braque.

      chez Matarasso 1949 In - 4 p., custodia in cartonato edit. (picc. macchia) contenente un vol. in brossura con sovrac., pp. 146,(2) a fogli sciolti, illustrata da 4 acqueforti originali di Georges Braque, di cui 1 con il titolo, a colori, e 3 in b.n. Pregiata edizione d'arte di 200 esempl. numerati e firmati dall'autore e dall'artista. Il ns., 47, appartiene alla tiratura di 170 ?sur vélin du Marais?. All'occhietto lunga e bella dedica di Char (in inchiostro rosso) al pittore brasiliano Dias: ?Pour Raymonde e pour Cicero Dias ce petit peuple de barques qu'ils viendront, j'espère, revoir. Très amicalement?. Sottile macchia al marg. infer. su alc. carte, altrimenti esemplare intonso, ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Lambarene

      Lambarene 1949 - Albert Schweitzer Hospital Directory Inscribed by Albert Schweitzer SCHWEITZER, Albert. (1875-1965). Lambarene. [N.p., N.d., ca. 1949]. One page black and white printed directory of Albert Schweitzer's Hospital he founded in 1913, located in Lambarene, now Gabon. Inscribed by Schweitzer in blue ink, three lines. Signed "A.S." The top half of the page is a black and white illustration of the hospital grounds marked with 46 locations. The bottom half of the page names each of the 46 locations. Written in French. (Measures 12 x 8 1/4 inches). Two fold lines. Very good. The Albert Schweitzer Hospital is still one of the primary sources of healthcare for the surrounding regions of West Africa. Its Medical Research Unit is one of the leading scientific institutions in Africa working to end malaria. At Lambaréné, Schweitzer was doctor and surgeon in the hospital, pastor of a congregation, administrator of a village, superintendent of buildings and grounds, writer of scholarly books, commentator on contemporary history, musician, host to countless visitors. He received many awards including the Goethe Prize of Frankfurt and honorary doctorates from many universities. In 1952, he received the Noble Peace Prize for his philosophy "reverence of life" and for his good deeds in Africa. HBS 67532. $750 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
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        The Fires of Spring.

      New York: Random House, [1949]. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket very slightly faded at spine panel with a few short tears (with some very minor paper loss) at top edge.

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books]
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        DEATH OF A SALESMAN Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem

      New York: The Viking Press, 1949. First edition. Decorated with the publisher's endpapers reproducing Jo Miedlziner's drawings for the original stage setting. 8vo, publisher's original orange cloth lettered in black on the spine and pictorially decorated with a rendering of the stage setting in black, yellow and white on the upper cover, in the first issue jacket priced at $2.50 and with the author's photo on the rear flap as called for. 139 pp. A very fine, bright and attractive copy in excellent condition. A VERY FINE COPY OF THE TRUE FIRST EDITION. 'It was the recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. The play premiered on Broadway in February 1949, running for 742 performances, and has been revived on Broadway four times, winning three Tony Awards for Best Revival. It is widely considered to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th century. The original Broadway production was produced by Kermit Bloomgarden and opened at the Morosco Theatre on February 10, 1949, closing on November 18, 1950, after 742 performances. The play starred Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman, Mildred Dunnock as Linda, Arthur Kennedy as Biff, Howard Smith as Charley and Cameron Mitchell as Happy. Albert Dekker and Gene Lockhart later played Willy Loman during the original Broadway run. It won the Tony Award for Best Play, Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Arthur Kennedy), Best Scenic Design (Jo Mielziner), Producer (Dramatic), Author (Arthur Miller), and Director (Elia Kazan), as well as the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. Jayne Mansfield performed in a production of the play in Dallas, Texas, in October 1953. Her performance in the play attracted Paramount Pictures to hire her for the studio's film productions. The play has been revived on Broadway four times:June 26, 1975, at the Circle in the Square Theatre, running for 71 performances. George C. Scott starred as Willy. March 29, 1984, at the Broadhurst Theatre, running for 97 performances. Dustin Hoffman played Willy. In a return engagement, this production re-opened on September 14, 1984, and ran for 88 performances. The production won the Tony Award for Best Revival and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival. February 10, 1999, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, running for 274 performances, with Brian Dennehy as Willy. The production won the Tony Award for: Best Revival of a Play; Best Actor in Play; Best Featured Actress in a Play (Elizabeth Franz); Best Direction of a Play (Robert Falls). This production was filmed. February 13, 2012, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, in a limited run of 16 weeks. Directed by Mike Nichols, Philip Seymour Hoffman played Willy, Andrew Garfield played Biff, and Linda Emond played Linda. It was also part of the inaugural season of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1963. Christopher Lloyd portrayed Willy Loman in a 2010 production by the Weston Playhouse in Weston, Vermont, which toured several New England venues. Antony Sher played Willy Loman in the first Royal Shakespeare Company production of the play directed by Gregory Doran in Stratford-upon-Avon in the spring of 2015, with Harriet Walter as Linda Loman. This production transferred to London's West End, at the Noel Coward Theatre for ten weeks in the summer of 2015. This production was part of the centenary celebrations for playwright Arthur Miller.'

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        TIBETAN PAINTED SCROLLS.

      

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        FARMER GILES OF HAM - INSCRIBED BY PAULINE BAYNES

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1949. First UK Edition. First Impression, one of 4,500 copies. Octavo (20.25cm); orange cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in blue on spine and front cover; blue topstain; dustjacket; 78, [2]pp; illus. With a contemporary inscription by the illustrator on the title page: "For _____ White / Pauline Diana Baynes. '50." Hint of a forward lean, topstain faded, with a few spots of foxing to right edge of textblock; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 6s. net), with some pinpoint wear to extremities and mild rubbing to rear panel; a bright, Near Fine example. Tolkien's second major work of fiction, following The Hobbit. With a handsome, contemporary inscription by Baynes, who would go on to illustrate a half-dozen other works by Tolkien. Hammond A4a.

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        The Sheltering Sky (Signed)

      NY: New Directions, 1949. The True First Edition of this book, housed in a fine facsimile dustwrapper that fits the book perfectly. The book is bound in beige cloth stamped in aqua and black, shows a bit of uniform darkening to spine and toning to endpapers. Affixed to the half-title page is a bookplate signed by Bowles. Basis for the Bernardo Bertolucci film that starred John Malkovich and Debra Winger. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG+/Fine (Facsimile DW).

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        EL ALEPH

      Editorial Losada S.A. 1949 - Primera edicion. Ejemplar en optimas condiciones. Encuadernacion original de editorial. Cubiertas en perfecto estado. Buenos Aires, 146pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Valentin Peremiansky]
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        Crooked House.

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins,, 1949. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Ends of spine slightly faded. An excellent copy in the very lightly rubbed jacket with some nicks and internal tape repairs to the ends of the spine panel. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good, lacking dust jacket. Light lean to spine. Cloth is lightly foxed and unevenly faded at the spine and along the edges, though presents rather nice. Previous owner inscription on front paste down and free end paper. A solid copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Intelligent Investor

      Harper & Brothers, 1949. Hardcover. Good/Missing. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. Second Printing, June 1945 (F-Y Harper code). Hardcover. 276 pp. Very good, lacking jacket. Light edge wear with the corners bumped. Small tear in the cloth on the rear board's bottom turn in. Small stray pen mark on the bottom of the half-title page. Graham was the father of value investing and influenced many future investors, including Warren Buffet, who called The Intelligent Investor "the best book about investing ever written.

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        Alessandro] Magnasco; Bzw.: I disegni del Magnasco.

      Bergamo, Istituto italiano d?arte grafiche 1949; bzw. Padova, Le Tre Venezie, Casa editrice, Società per Azioni 1945. - 2 div. Bde. 4° (35 x 26 x 5.5 cm; bzw. 33 x 25 cm). 196 SS. (Text), 1 Bl., 1 Portr.-Tf., 1 Farbtf., 492 sep. num. s/w-Tfn., 2 Bll. (Impressum I u. II); bzw. LXXXVI SS. (Text mit 3 ganzs. Abbn. u. 1 Kopfvignette), 1 Bl., 123 sep. num. s/w-Tfn., 3 Bll. (Indice u. Impressum II). OHLdr. (Gelenke u. Kapitale etwas berieben, Deckel gering fleckig) mit vergold. Rückentitel, farb. Deckelillustration u. -Titel, bzw. Ln. (zweifarbig schwarz/rot, i.d.A. von HLdr.) mit mont. Rückenschild. Leichtere Alters- u. Lagerungs-, wenig eigentliche Gebrauchsspuren. Gesamthaft recht gute Exemplare. Limitierte und numerierte Auflagen von 1500 bzw. 1552 Buchhandelsexemplaren: Bd. 1 vom Autor signiert, Bd. 2 als eines von 1500 arabisch numerierten Exemplaren. - Bd. 1 mit der Biographie Magnascos (Genoa 1667-1749 ibid.) von Carlo Giuseppe Ratti aus dem Jahre 1769, einem Werkverzeichnis (?Elenco delle opere?) alphabetisch nach Standorten (pp. 67-159) mit Angaben zu Titel, Technik, Masse, Anmerkungen und Hinweisen sowie Abbildungsnummer, ebenso in gleicher Weise Auflistung der in dem vorliegenden Werk berücksichtigten Zeichnungen (?Elenco sommario dei disegni pubblicati in questo volume?, pp. 161-164). - Bd. 2 mit einleitenden Ausführungen zu den Zeichnungen, sowie Katalogteil in der gleichen Systematik wie zu den Gemälden, und Bibliographie (pp. LXXIII?LXXVII). -- Ob und in welcher Verbindlichkeit die beiden vorliegenden Bände als Werkverzeichnis gelten können, ist nicht eindeutig zu entscheiden (nicht in Acatos 1994, Guide annuel du livre d?art). Jedenfalls listet die Ricker Library bei den Werkverzeichnissen zu Magnasco nur den neueren Titel von Laura Muti (Alessandro Magnasco. Ravenna 1994). -- NETTOGEWICHT 6.2 kg Sprache: it [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Franz Kühne Antiquariat und Kunsthandel]
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        TIBETAN PAINTED SCROLLS.

      La Libreria Dello Stato 1949 In folio (mm. 420x288), 2 voll. di testo + 1 Portfolio di tavole (mm. 500x334), tela rossa edit. con belle decoraz. oro ai piatti e al dorso, taglio super. dorato. Il testo, su due colonne, pp. (6),327,(3); VIII,798,(2) (numeraz. continua); è corredato da 134 figure in b.n. Il portfolio (in formato astuccio con patelette), contiene: 8 pp.nn. (frontespizio, occhietto e colophon) e 256 tavole, di cui 25 a colori contrassegnate con le lettere dell'alfabeto e 231 numerate, in seppia monocrome, tenute unite da un nastro al margine interno. I volumi di testo sono suddivisi in quattro parti: ?The historical, cultural and religious background - Evolution and characters of Tibetan Tankas - Description and explanation of the Tankas - Sources and documents. Genealogical tables. Appendices. Tibetan texts?. Dall'occhietto: ?An artistic and symbolic illustration of 172 Tibetan paintings preceeded by a survey of the historical, artistic, literary and religious development of Tibetan culture. With an article of P. Pelliot on a Mongol edict, the translation of historical documents and an appendix on prebuddhistic ideas of Tibet?. Rara e importante opera che ripercorre la storia del Tibet dal XV al XVIII secolo ed illustra i tangka (stendardo buddista dipinto o ricamato, appeso in un monastero o su un altare di famiglia e portato in processione dal lama o dai fedeli), in numerose tavole, a cura di Tucci, orientalista, esploratore e storico delle religioni, che compì numerose spedizioni scientifiche in India, nel Tibet e nel Nepal. Edizione di 750 esemplari numerati, stampati su carta Fabriano. Il ns. , n. 29, è ben conservato.

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        LE SOLEIL DES EAUX. Spectacle pour une toile des pecheurs, illustré par Georges Braque.

      

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        Que faut-il dire aux hommes? Lettre inédite au général X...

      Edition of 8 numbered printed on vellum.Binding to bradel half morocco blue at small corners, smooth back, paper boards in the tub, guards and blue paper contreplats, preserved covers, binding signed DH Mercher.Our copy is enriched by an autograph letter signed and dated a certain Guichard, addressed to an unnamed bibliophile, explaining that he acted as an intermediary between Saint-Exupéry and Consuelo it so that it obtains a copy this rare first edition of Saint-Exupéry.Rare copy and pleasant. Imprimerie générale du Sud-Ouest Bergerac 1949 14x19cm relié

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        THIS I REMEMBER

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1949 - Chipping and small tears to DJ. Bookplate and previous owner's name to half-title page ; SIGNED by Mrs. Roosevelt to half-title page. Her life with the four-term president; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 387 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Eigenh. Antwort und U. auf ms. Brief von Herbert Wiesler.

      [Graz, 19.05.1949]. - 2 ½ SS. Gr.-4to. Beiliegend ms. Transkription und Übersetzung. Herbert Wiesler schreibt an Aldous Huxley "[.] Could you, please, tell me briefly how you account for the pessimism ascribed to you and for the 'lack of love' in your work", woraufhin Huxley antwortet: "[.] People seem to have ignored the fact that it is artistically impossible in a satire to deal fully with all aspects of life; and so have blamed me for omitting what the intrinsic nature of the art form would not allow me to put in.".

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        Magie der Schiene / Magic of the Rail

      Zurich: Kubus-Verlag, 1949. Faint internal crease to the front cover, else a fresh, near fine copy in photo-illustrated wrappers. (Our copy lacks the reprinted obi Groebli added to copies that remained in his possession and which presumably he sold as the book gained popularity as a result of its inclusion in Parr / Badger.). First Edition. Octavo. Loose signatures laid into photographic wrappers. Beautifully shot and printed in rich gravure. Number 56 of 1000 press-numbered copies; SIGNED by Groebli. The photographer's first book, made when he was 22. (Parr / Badger, v1, 204; Open Book 152-153; Auer 335).

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

      New York: The Viking Press, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. SIGNED by Arthur Miller on a tipped-in page. Miller's best-known play and one of the milestones of 20th-century American theatre. Directed by Elia Kazan, the play premiered at the Morosco Theatre in New York on Feb. 10, 1949, and starred Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman. It went on to win the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1949 Tony Award for Best Play.8vo, 139 pages. A Very Good copy of the First Edition, First Printing in a Very Good, unclipped first-issue dust jacket. The book and jacket contain these generally recognized first-issue points, some of which are listed in the Ahearns' Author Price Guides: Copyright page states "Published by the Viking Press, Inc. in March 1949" at the top and "Printed in U.S.A. by American Book-Stratford Press, Inc., New York" at the bottom. Copyright date of 1949 on the title page. First-issue dust-jacket points: priced at $2.50, Miller photo to the rear flap, the "S" in "SALESMAN" touches the arm of the salesman on the front panel, and there's no mention of the New York Drama Critics Circle award.The book slightly askew, spine lightly sunned, with some fading at the board and spine extremities, some light spots to the topstain, previous owner's bookplate to the front free end paper and gift inscription to the half title. Jacket edges rubbed, spine ends and flap corner folds lightly chipped, short split with a tiny hole near the center of the spine's left edge where it folds to the rear panel, some soiling to the flaps.SIGNED by Arthur Miller on a tipped-in page following the original illustrated front end papers. Signed copies in the first state dust jacket are scarce. SCARCE signed.

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

      Thésée 1949 - - Thésée, Paris 1949, 19x24cm, broché. - Edition originale imprimée sur alfa. Ouvrage illustré en couverture d'une reproduction d'une lithographie du Douanier Rousseau. Envoi autographe signé d'André Breton au professeur Georges Blin : ". en très haute estime et amitié." Dos décoloré, agréable exemplaire complet de son feuillet d'errata. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Little Sister

      Hamish Hamilton, London 1949. First Edition hardback in dustwrapper. VG in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front. 8vo, 256pp . Showing minor wear and bumping a little dustiness and light foxing to edges.. In first issue 8/6 wrapper with some light rubbing,discreet archival tape repair to verso, creasing and some discolouration. Slight chipping to spine ends. The dustwrapper is housed in a protective removable sleeve.

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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        Harry Truman's personally owned St. Christopher Medal Charm, presented to him on his 65th birthday — also the fourth anniversary of VE Day

      n.p., May 8, 1949. 1" diameter. "A gold charm, 1"" diameter (9.7 dwts.) bearing an image of St. Christopher surrounded by the words: ''ST. CHRISTOPHER BE MY GUIDE."" on the obverse. The reverse bears an engraved inscription: ""H S T May 8, 1949"" A few minor abrasions and scuffs not detracting from the overall presentation. Truman spent his 65th birthday by attending services at the First Baptist Church in Washington. Also being Mother's Day, the communion table was festooned with flowers memorializing his mother, Mrs. Martha Truman, who died in 1947. May 8 also had additional significance for Truman. It was on that day in 1945, only a month after he had become President, that he announced the capitulation of German forces in Europe. From the Estate of Margaret Truman Daniel."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        One-Way Ticket

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First Edition. Jacob Lawrence. BOLDLY INSCRIBED by Langston Hughes on the front end paper: "With all my / regard to / Eusebia -- / Sincerely, / Langston / New York, / March 31, / 1949." A collection of poems, with six striking illustrations by Jacob Lawrence. The recipient, Eusebia Adriana Cosme (1911 [?] -1976), was a Cuban-born actress and interpreter of Afro-Antillean poetry and literature. She gave recitals in which she also designed the scenery and costumes. Her concerts featured primarily the works of Hispanic poets, although she also performed the works of Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar. After leaving Cuba in the late 1930s, she settled in New York, where she had her own Spanish-language radio program on CBS doing poetry recitals and dramatic readings. In the 1960s, she appeared in films; she had a role in Sidney Lumet's 1964 film, "The Pawnbroker." Then, in 1966, she appeared in a Mexican film, "El Derecho de Nacer," (The Right to Be Born), winning an Onix award for Best Actress, the Mexican version of the Oscar. 8vo, xvii, 136 pages. A Fine copy in a very bright, Near Fine unclipped dust jacket that's a bit soiled on the rear panel. Small closed tear at the top of the front panel and a small chip where the flap meets the top of the rear panel. Overall, a beautiful copy with a nice association.

      [Bookseller: Le Bookiniste]
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        La Banlieue de Paris

      Paris: Pierre Seghers Éditeurs, 1949. Small ink scribble to the title page, tiny bump to the fore edge, else near fine in a close to fine jacket with a hint of wear at the top of the rear flap fold. Beautiful copy.. First Edition. Small quarto. 130 gravure images. The photographer Robert Doisneau's landmark first book, published after the war and divided into sections which show Paris in all its bleak glory. INSCRIBED by the book's author, Blaise Cendrars, in Paris in 1951. (Parr / Badger, v1, 203; Roth 132-133; Auer 336).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Authority and the Individual. The Reith Lectures for 1948-9.

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. 125pp. Cloth. Signed and inscribed by Bertrand Russell on his personal stationery from his Welsh address. A fine copy in very good+ dustjacket with a touch of foxing to the front panel and mild toning to the spine panel. ; 12mo; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Lyrical Ballad]
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        Ancores I Estrelles. Xilografies De E.C. Ricart

      Sallent, Sabadell 1949 - 115pp. Muy bella edición limitada y numerada de sólo 195 ejs. (nº99) Firmado por el autor. Muy cuidada estampación a dos tintas, azul mar y negro suave, sobre muy buen papel de hilo. Muy ilustrado con estupendos grabados originales, frontis y portada iluminados a mano por el propio artista. Excelente encuadernación firmada por Manuel Bueno a plena piel muy decorada al oro. Lomera con regios nervios. Guradas enmarcadas en piel decorada. Corte superior dorado. Y firme caja de resguardo forrada en su interior y con acabados en piel. Size: 34 x 26 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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        Modern Arms and Free Men: A Discussion of the Role of Science in Preserving Democracy ( Association Copy )

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1949. First Printing. Review Copy, publisher's Review card, with tissue guard, laid in. Very Good, lacking the jacket, spine a bit faded, "Withdrawn" stamp of the Stanford University Library over the inscription. An Association Copy, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front end page - "To Fred Terman, cordial regards Vannevar Bush". Vannevar Bush's long list of accomplishments include heading the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD) during WWII, which included the start-up of the Manhattan Project, being the President of the Carnegie Institute, Chairman of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics ( precursor of NASA ), and founder of Raytheon Company. His 1945 Atlantic Monthly article "As We May Think", in which he described his "Memex" system for handling information is credited with originating the idea of hypertext and the World Wide Web. He also designed and built the differential analyzer, a machine for solving differential equations. At his death, Jerome Wiesner declared "No American has had greater influence in the growth of science and technology than Vannevar Bush". Frederick Terman ( 1900-1982 ) is widely credited, together with Willaim Shockley, as being the "Father of Silicon Valley", Terman earned his Doctor of Science at MIT, and his advisor there was Vannevar Bush. Terman later became Dean of the School of Engineering at Stanford, and then Provost. Terman's students at Stanford included William Hewlett and David Packard. In 1951 he led the creation of Stanford Industrial Park, bringing in companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Eastman Kodak, GE, and Lockheed. The Park later became known as Silicon Valley. The books in the Terman collection were left to the Engineering Library that bears his name by Dr. Terman upon his retirement, hence the "Withdrawn " stamp from Stanford Library. An utterly fascinating Association Copy, from "the Grand Old Man of American Science " to the "Father of Silicon Valley".. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Review Copy.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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

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        Tarass Boulba.

      - Lyon, Editions d'Art les Emeraudes 1949. Grand in-4° demi-chagrin noir à coins, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons estampés à froid, titre doré, couverture conservées (reliure moderne). Préface de Paul REBOUX, 21 eaux-fortes originales en noir, signées, H.T. de P. ARCONGIOLI qui a peint à la main les lettrines de cet ouvrage. Tirage limité à 400 exemplaires. Un des 80 avec une suite sur vélin de Rives enrichi d'un dessin original à l'encre noire et d'une eau-forte supplémentaire avec remarques. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie In-Quarto]
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        THE EVERGREEN TALES, OR TALES FOR THE AGELESS

      Limited Editions Club 1949-1952, New York - The complete 15 volume set in 5 red paper-covered slicases, small folio (8" x 12"), in various full color linen bindings. Includes "Hansel & Gretel," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "The Ugly Duckling," "Pandora's Box," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Beauty and the Beast," "The Story of Aladdin," "The Three Bears," and seven others. All illustrations are in color with some hand-colored and some ORIGINAL COLOR LITHOGRAPHS. Each is copy #216 of 2500 or 2000 numbered copies with many of the copies signed by the illustrators and/or the editor. The editor has SIGNED nine of the volumes. Illustrators who have SIGNED are Fritz Eichenberg, Everett Gee Jackson, Edward Ardizzone, Rafaello Busoni, Robert Lawson, and Ervine Metzl. Arthur Szyk and Fritz Kredel have not signed. Scarce to find a complete set, especially with all volumes having the same number and in this condition. Near Fine in Near Fine slipcases [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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