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        Ashcombe The Story of a Fifteen Year Lease

      1949 -

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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        Love in a Cold Climate

      Hamish Hamilton, UK 1949 - 1st Edition 1949. Book is very good+ and bright. Contents good with inscription to front endpaper. Book with slight lean. The wrapper is near very good and quite bright. Miniscule loss to spine tips. Edges rubbed, nicked, creased and with a few closed tears. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        The Man with the Golden Arm

      Double Day & Company Inc., Garden City, New York, 1949 - Cloth with a little foxing and soiling, upper hinge cracked, otherwise a nice copy in slightly chipped, frayed and marked dust-wrapper. Presentation Copy, inscribed by the author on the front free end-paper "For Mrs. Jack L. Stuart with sincere good wishes." [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        Portrait photograph of Mary Martin

      New York 1949 - Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Bust portrait of the actress with face turned to camera, chin in hand. 1 vols. 33 x 26 cm. (approximately 13 x 10 inches). Superb character portrait of the great entertainer, and by far the best of the portraits from the session of Oct 23, 1935 in Van Vechten's studio, of which the Library of Congress has 12 examples -- but not this. Fine. Docketed in pencil on verso, giving the name of the sitter, and reference to negative and print ("XX - FF- 16") Bust portrait of the actress with face turned to camera, chin in hand. 1 vols. 33 x 26 cm. (approximately 13 x 10 inches) Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four (FIRST AMERICAN EDITION w/ DJ)

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 Inches. 314 PP. Stated "First American Edition" on the copyright page. Original beige boards with bright title-stamping in red and black to spine and front cover. Original DJ retains price of $3.00 on front flap. Presentation bookplate from "Francisco Films" attached to ffep. Slight toning. Hint of discoloration to right corner of front board. DJ exhibits a bit of wear at edges with a small chip to head of spine. Overall, a nice copy of this 20th Century classic.

      [Bookseller: Back in Time Rare Books, LLC]
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        To Hell and Back

      New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, stated first printing. Near Fine with reading creases to several page corners, in a Very Good dust jacket with price intact though new price inked on front flap, light edge wear, several tape repairs made to verso (one visible at crown from front), and insect abrasions along the rear flap fold which lightly affect the surface of the rear board as well. Murphy's memoir in which he recounts the events which lead him to become one of the most decorated soldiers of WWII, and earned him a Medal of Honor.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Two Little Trains

      - New York: William R. Scott, Inc., 1949. First edition. 4to. Unpaginated. Illustrated in color and in black-and-white by Jean Charlot. Illustrated paper-covered boards with wear to tips; illustrated endpapers; with a few minor smudges on a few pages, otherwise remarkably clean for a children's book; matching dust-jacket with a few small closed tears. A very good copy of a rare title by the author of Goodnight Moon. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Darren Winston, Bookseller, IOBA, SNEAB]
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        ESSAYS IN ZEN BUDDHISM: FIRST SERIES [SIGNED]

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. SIGNED BY SUZUKI in green ink. First and only American edition of this title by Harper & Brothers. Black cloth boards with spine titled in gilt. Harper never reprinted this title or published the other two volumes of Suzuki's Essays. Very good in mylar protected dust jacket with some chipping to edges. Quite scarce, especially signed. . SIGNED. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good in mylar cover. .

      [Bookseller: RON RAMSWICK BOOKS, IOBA ]
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        Quiet Harbor. (Swimming Hole).

      New York: Associated American Artists, 1949.(). Lithograph. Edition of 250. Signed in pencil, lower right. 234 x 330mm.From the collection of the Sylvan Cole Gallery. Flint, no.102

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Human Action: A Treatise on Economics.

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1949. First edition of Von Mises' magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. A very nice presentation. 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).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Verhandlungen des Rates der Stadt Köln vom Jahre von 1949 bis 1998 Band 1+2

      Stadt Köln, Köln 1949 - Hardcover. Zustand: Gut gering gebräunt (Innen); Einband Außen hat geringe bis leichte Gebrauchsspuren; Die Jahrgänge 1993 bis 1998 sind broschiert und mehr oder wenig neuweritig; Beigabe : 34 Hefte, ca. 80 Seiten, Nichtöffentliche Sitzungen; Ich weiß nicht, ob die Jahrgänge 1949 bis 1992 komplett sind, danachj ist es komplett, das sind aber 3 Bananenkisten, somit dürfte das relativ komplett sein; Auf Anfrage gerne Photos von den älteren Ausgaben; 55000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gebrauchtbücherlogistik H.J. Lauterbach]
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        Death of a Salesman

      New York: Viking Press, 1949. First edition. 139, [1] pp. 8vo. Original orange illustrated cloth, dust-jacket. Faint staining at tail of spine, some minor rubbing and wear to extremities of jacket, but a solid copy. First edition. 139, [1] pp. 8vo. First edition, signed by the author on the title-page ("Arthur Miller").

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Face to Face - Short Stories

      Silver Leaf Books, Johannesburg., 1949. First edition. Octavo. 164 pages. The author's scarce first book.Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Nadine Gordimer - University Towns Festival - April 1955".Spine just a little faded at tail. Front free endpaper a little creased and faintly stained at one corner. Very good in very good dustwrapper nicked and rubbed at edges.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        The Malayan Landscape: Seventy Camera Studies

      Kelly and Walsh, Singapore 1949 - Gibson-Hill, by profession a medical doctor, was mainly known as a distinguished ornithologist, naturalist and photographer. He was the last expatriate Briton to hold the post of Curator of the Raffles Museum and was an active member of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. He was also probably the best known photographer of Malayan life in the immediate aftermath of World War II. Although he is best known for his camera studies that illustrate Gerald Hawkins' Malaya, this book was his first collection of published Malayan photographs. It is a collection of mainly landscape studies with examples from every state on the peninsula. With a three page introduction by Malcolm Macdonald. 73 pages. Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia,The cover has a few light dirt marks There is a crack where the spine joins the back cover, but this has not affected the strength of the binding. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout. An unusually well preserved copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Penang Bookshelf]
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        Death of a Salesman

      New York: Viking Press, 1949. First edition. 139, [1] pp. 8vo. Original orange illustrated cloth, dust-jacket. Faint staining at tail of spine, some minor rubbing and wear to extremities of jacket, but a solid copy. First edition. 139, [1] pp. 8vo. First edition, signed by the author on the title-page ("Arthur Miller").

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Amities de Montmarte - 4 original etchings by PICASSO, UTRILLO, VALORE, LAMOTTE and one watercolor by VERTEX

      Francois Bernouard, Paris 1949 - - PRESENTATION : in-4 in leaves under cover and slipcase. - ILLUSTRATION : One original watercolor handsigned by Jean VERTEX, one original plate signed etching by PICASSO, one original etching handsigned by UTRILLO, one original etching plate signed by Lucie VALORE, one original etching plate signed by Bernard Lamotte. Drawings printed as woodcuts by Marie Laurencin, Dunoyer de Segonzac (x2), Charles Guerin, Roger Wild, Bouche, Laparade and Jean Vertex. - SIZE : 15 x 13". - PAPER : Marais crevecoeur vellum. - LIMITED : 110 copies, with signed dedication with small ink drawing of Jean Vertex. - CONDITION : Excellent. ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Artfever]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) a novel

      Secker & Warburg, 1949. First Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. . Very good condition. Spine sunned./Dust jacket spine sun faded, light soiling and a few tiny chips to top and bottom of spine else very good condition. Red variant DJ.. Not price clipped (10s.). Book is as described - all defects and marks are noted. A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Blake]
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        ANALES DE FILOLOGIA CLASICA TOMO IV

      PLATT, ESTAB.GRAFICOS, BUENOS AIRES 1949 - INTERLINGUE A cura del Ministerio De Educacion Universidad De B.Aires Facultad De Filosofia y Letras, in spagnolo, tedesco, francese e greco, pagine ancora intonse, ingiallite ai bordi e con segni di usura alle punte, brossura editoriale parzialmente brunita, con titoli neri, con usura e piccoli strappetti ai bordi

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Flagrant délit. Rimbaud devant la conjuration de l'imposture et du truquage. lLa Chasse spirituelle. La Chasse spirituelle pastiche rimbaldien. >3 volumes

      Thésée, Paris 1949 - Edition originale. Couverture illustrée reprenant la lithographie du Douanier Rousseau titrée La Guerre. Où Breton dénonce un faux Rimbaud qui defraya la chronique. UN DES 100 EXEDMPLAIRES numérotés sur vergé de Hollande, SEUL GRAND PAPIER, signés par André Breton. JOINTS: -1. un exemplaire du pastiche LA CHASSE SPIRITUELLE. Introduction de Pascal Pia. Un des 250 exdemplaires numérotés sur pur fil du Marais (bien complet du feuillet d'errata in fine; non coupé). -2. la plaquette " La Chasse spirituelle pastiche rimbaldien" publiée à leurs frais en 1954 par les auteurs de la supercherie, Nicolas Bataille et Akakia-Viala. Cette rare plaquette est dédicacée par ce dernier à un comédien. RARE ENSEMBLE. 3 volumes. ***** Breton par un article publié dans Combat le 19 mai 1949 fut le premier à dévoiler la mystification de LA CHASSE SPIRITUELLE. Sa lettre fut exposée dans la vitrine de la librairie La Hune, entraînant une vive polémique avec notement Maurice Nadeau et Pascal Pia qui avaient un peu vite cautionné le faux inédit de Rimbaud. Deux mois après Breton sort FLAGRANT DELIT où il expose ses arguments, s'appuyant en particulier sur ce qu'est pour lui la véritable connaissance artistique : "Les grandes oeuvres sont toujours voilées et la connaissance ne parvient à l'essentiel que si elle accepte ses limites.". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        Report on Israel: December, 1949

      Office of Adviser on Jewish Affairs, (Heidelberg, Germany) 1949 - First edition. Quarto. 40pp. Mimeographed sheets stapled with illustrated front wraps. Very good with wear at the edges, bumping at the corners and a few small tears. Laid in is a Typed Letter Signed by the author to a friend dated January 9, 1950. A report by Rabbi Louse Barish concerning a visit to the newly formed Israel written in December 1949. The report includes description of life, how new immigrants are received and processed into the new country, the political and military situation, how Kibbutzim and the Moshav are working. A real, firsthand look at the country, the people, their problems and successes. Barish was a Army Chaplain who worked with Jews that remained in Germany after WWII and wrote the book, Rabbis in Uniform: A Century of Service to God and Country 1862-1962. OCLC locates no copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        CONFERENCE ON "THE FUTURE OF THE JEWS IN GERMANY."

      Heidelberg : Office Of Adviser On Jewish Affairs,(1949). 1st edition. Original paper wrappers, 4to (large) , 60 mimeographed leaves. 27 cm. Publication of the minutes of a conference held in Heidelberg on July 31, 1949, with speeches and discussions on such problems as rebuilding Jewish communities in Germany, relations with non-Jews, social welfare programs, religious and cultural programs, and restitution. Includes fairly detailed descriptions of the state of Jewish communities of Stuttgart, Darmstadt, Mannheim, Heidelberg, Berlin, Wiesbaden, Frankfurt, Hanover, Duesseldorf, Kiel, Cologne and Hamburg. "Reports from American Jewish chaplains, American Jewish soldiers, survivors and members of the American Press persuaded the American Government to investigate the army's treatment of the Jews. As a result, in August 1945, the Office of Advisor on Jewish Affairs was created to keep the Commanding General in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) informed of problems facing Jewish DPs. The office which remained in operation until December 1949, served as an advocate for the needs of the Jewish survivors. " (Grobman, Battling for Souls, p.76) . "The founding of the German Federal Republic in May 1949 was the turning point that evoked negotiations concerning the future of the Jewish community. On September 1, 1949 [sic July 31, but report was signed Sept 1] Harry Greenstein, the adviser on Jewish Affairs in the in the American Zone, called a conference on 'The Future of the Jews in Germany. ' He had two primary objectives: first to bring together the representatives of the Jewish Communities and of the major local and international Jewish organizations in Germany; and second to lay the foundation for coordinating the work of all the interested parties and organizations concerned with the welfare of the Jews in Germany. Greenstein emphasized the need to concentrate on the practical issues rather than on the complicated ideological or moral questions regarding the future relations between Germans and Jews" (Lavsky, New Beginnings, p 212) . Greenstein notes in his preface: "The meeting represented the first comprehensive Jewish conference held in Germany in the last sixteen years. " The following individuals are also mentioned in the publication: Barish, Louis; McCloy, John J. ; Kogon, Eugen; Auerbach, Phillip; Klein, Isaac; Kreuzberger, Max; Van Dam, H. G; Heller, Bernard; Piekatsch, Peisach; Wollheim, Norbert; Cahn, Max; Livazer, Chaplain; Browns, Amos; Meyer, Max; Heimberg, Siegfried; Dutsch, Oswald; Bernd, Addi; Ostertag, Benno; Lederman, Manual; Mayer, Fritz; Prinz, Joachim; Lang, Fred F; Epstein, Kurt; Livneh, Eliahu. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Germany (West) -- History -- 1945- -- Congresses. Ethnic relations. Conference papers and proceedings. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide, with only one copy in Germany (Tech Uni) . Small repair to front cover, paper toning as expected, Very Good Condition. (HOLO2-137-9) xx

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        The Love Letters of Mark Twain

      New York: Harper, 1949 Original black cloth, dust jacket. Slipcase. A fine copy. First edition of Samuel Clemens's wonderful love letters to his wife Livy, signed by the author both "S. L. Clemens" and "Mark Twain" on the tipped-in limitation sheet. This is one of 155 numbered copies of the deluxe limited edition. The leaf also bears the notice, "these signatures of Mark Twain have been in the possession of Harper & Brothers for fifty years. There are no more." These letters span the years from the couple's initial courtship in 1868 through Livy's death in 1904. In his long first letter to Livy, who had rebuffed him, Clemens writes in small part, "I do not regret that I have loved you, still love & shall always love you. I accept the situation, uncomplainingly, hard as it is. Of old I am acquaint- ed with grief, disaster & disappointment, & have borne these troubles as became a man. So, also, shall I bear this last & bitterest, even though it break my heart. I would not dishonor this worthiest love that has yet been born within me by any puerile thought, or word, or deed. It is better to have loved and lost you than that my life should have remained forever the blank it was before ...".

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        WATER COLOUR PAINTING OF SNOWDROP (SNOW WHITE) AND THE SEVEN DWARVES. Original watercolour Illustration published in Grimm's Fairy Tales.

      NP. (Book published by Blackie & Son). Circa 1949 - ORIGINAL FULL COLOUR ARTWORK. The watercolour image shows Snowdrop (Snow White) lying asleep at the edge of a forest. Stood over her is a handsome Prince dressed in elaborate multi coloured outfit with a large hat in his hand, complete with many different coloured large feathers. Gathered below are the seven dwarves, three with tears in their eyes,all with lit candles strapped to their hats. Many birds and a fox and rabbit and a squirrel also feature. A beautiful full colour watercolour. At the bottom of the image is written, in pencil "Grimms Fairy Tales-(frontispiece)-Snowdrop". The painting is signed with Baynes' Spread Eagle design in the bottom right corner. Image size is 8.6 x 5.6 inches. Mounted, framed and glazed to give a total size of 15.6 x 12 inches. Published as the frontis for a 1950's edition of Grimm's fairy tales issued by Blackie & Son Limited, London and Glasgow in their Blackie's famous books series. ---- Through a contact who knew Pauline Baynes I sent a copy of the illustration to her shortly before she died to see if she could supply an more information. All she could remember was that she had painted it for the publishers Blackie in about 1949 as part of a series of watercolours for an edition of Grimm's fairy tales that was issued in the early 1950's. I have not been able to find a copy of that 1950's edition but do have a copy of a 1960's reprint with only one full colour plate, this painting, as the frontispiece. Other scenes painted by Baynes from Grimm stories illustrate the dustwrapper but Baynes is not credited as illustrator. A very good copy of the book, in original illustrated dustwrapper is included. A beautiful painting by one of the great twentieth century book illustrators, best known for her work on C. S. Lewis's Narnia series and J. R. R Tolkien's Tom Bombadil, Farmer Giles of Ham and Smith of Wooton Major. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Invito della Galleria Salto alla mostra personale di Lucio Fontana intitolata Concetti spaziali 30 aprile - 16 maggio 1949

      1949 - Milano, Galleria Salto Stampato al recto e al verso su carta ordinaria. Cm 42X10 ripiegabile come un origami a formare una bustina quadrata 10X10 Progetto grafico di Bruno Munari Trattasi della prima mostra di Concetti spaziali realizzati su carta In febbraio alla Galleria del Naviglio, Fontana aveva inaugurato la stagione dei concetti spaziali

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        Death of a Salesman

      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.

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        Nineteen Eighty Four

      This edition is in an unread condition with no markings or creased pages, just as it appeared in 1949. It has normal bumping as seen in the photos on top and bottom spine. Slight fraying at the corners. The most pronounced defect is a one inch (coffee?) stain on the cover, also visible in the photos. There is no book cover. However the the front Book-Of-The-Month Selection flap remains and, though frayed, is included and shown in the photographs.

      [Bookseller: Andrea Feodorov]
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        URBANISTICA, RIVISTA DELL'ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI URBANISTICA. COLLEZIONE COMPLETA DAL NUMERO 1 AL NUMERO 77.

      Urbanistica. Italiano In-4, brossura (6 dorsi con piccole mancanze, pagine interne sempre in ottimo stato), offriamo la raccolta completa di questa importante rivista dal numero 1 del 1949 al numero 77 del 1984. Fino al 1956 ne fu Direttore Adriano Olivetti. In buono stato

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Olubra]
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        Dansk illustrationskunst fra Valdemar Andersen til Ib Andersen.

      København, Carit Andersens Forlag, 1949. 4:o. 252 s. Praktband i hel blå marokäng med suggestiv blindpräglad stegdekor, slät rygg med titeltryck i guld, omslagen och ryggremsan medbundna (Nils Lindes kungl. hovbokbinderi, Göteborg). Mycket fint exemplar. Proveniens: Bruno Kaplan, senare hos Åke Andersson (Libris) och hans son Stefan Andersson. Med illustrationer av bl. a. Marlie Brande, Kay Christensen, Povl Christensen, Leo Estvad, Anton Hansen, Ernst Hansen, Sikker Hansen, Herluf Jensenius, Axel Nygaard, Axel Salto, Robert Storm Petersen, Arne Ungermann, Mogens Zieler och andra. Med verförteckningar.

      [Bookseller: Lorenz B. Hatt]
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        54 MAPAS DE EDICION MILITAR

      Ed.Dirección General del Instituto Geográfico y Catastral 1949 - Escala 1:50000. Los mapas corresponden a:Poble de Lillet, Roses, Ponts, Massanet de Cabrenys, Manresa, Ripoll, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Gavà, Figueres, Cervera, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Igualada, La Seu d'Urgell, Port Bou, Isona, Cardona, Bellver, Mataró, Calaf, Santa Coloma de Farnés, Oliana, Sabadell, Blanes, Puig Reig, Artesa de Segre, Manlleu, Gosol, Agullana, Puigcerdá, Andorra, Berga, Isil, l'Estartit, Esterri d'Aneu, Organyà, Sort, Verges, Bossost, Sant Feliu de Codines, Banyoles, Tremp, Tirvia, Molló, Vic, Sant Llorenç de Morunys, Oiot, Noarre, Barcelona, Bisauri, Guisona, Arén, Girona, Benasque, Caneján. Coloreado. Mapa reentelado, encuadernado en tela y plegado. . . Español. . 72x48 1949-1955 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ballades, rondeaux et complaintes. Poésies choisies et ornées de gravures de Jean Frélaut

      - Lacourière, Paris 1949, 22,5x28cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edizione illustrata con 43 incisioni originali di Jean Frélaut e stampato 235 copie numerate su Arches, il nostro uno dei 15 copie firmate dall'artista Jean Frélaut a matita. Alcuni attriti e un po 'diviso sul fondello della camicia con due waterstains chiare. Nizza copia. Fonte: Biblioteca di Anne-Marie Frélaut con il suo ex libris incisa da suo padre.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de 43 gravures originales de Jean Frélaut et imprimée à 235 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches, le nôtre un des 15 exemplaires d'artiste signés par Jean FRélaut au crayon de papier. Quelques frottements et un mors fendu sur l'étui, dos de la chemise comportant deux claires mouillures. Agréable exemplaire. Provenance : de la bibliothèque d'Anne-Marie Frélaut avec son ex-libris gravé par son père.  

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        Farmer Giles of Ham

      George Allen and Unwin, London 1949 - Pages clean and tight, a little grubbiness to clothe cover ispine ends, but sound book. Previous owner inscription to blank end page. Minor paper loss to jacket spine head, heel and corners. Several closed tears and lower spine seam have been reenforced with acid free tape to avoid further tearing, but this is removable. Very good book and jacket overall. Ask for photos. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Example of a New Type of Cosmological Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations of Gravitation.

      Lancaster: American Physical Society, 1949. First edition, journal issue, in original printed wrappers, of Gödel's 'time-travel paper,' 'one of the most important [papers] on relativity since my own original paper appeared' (Einstein to Morgenstern, 1952). "In the 1920s and 1930s, the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmological models had been introduced as the simplest solutions of the equations of Einstein's general theory of relativity that were consistent with the observed red-shift of distant galaxies. These models were spatially homogenous and isotropic, and were expanding but were non-rotating. Gödel was the first to consider models that were rotating. The possible rotation of the universe has a special significance in general relativity because one of the influences that led Einstein to the theory in 1915 was Mach's principle. The exact formulation of the principle is rather obscure, but it is generally interpreted as denying the existence of absolute space. In other words, matter has inertia only relative to other matter in the universe. The principle is generally taken to imply that the local inertial frame defined by gyroscopes should be non-rotating with respect to the frame defined by distant galaxies. Gödel showed that it was possible to have solutions of the Einstein field equations in which the galaxies were rotating with respect to the local inertial frame. He therefore demonstrated that general relativity does not incorporate Mach's principle ... In [the offered paper] Gödel presented a rotating solution that was not expanding but was the same at all points of space and time. This solution was the first to be discovered that had the curious property that in it was possible to travel into the past. This leads to the paradoxes such as 'What happens if you go back and kill your father when he was a baby?' It is generally agreed that this cannot happen in a solution that represents our universe, but Gödel was the first to show that it was not forbidden by the Einstein equations. His solution generated a lot of discussion of the relation between general relativity and the concept of causality" (Stephen Hawking, p. 189 in Kurt Gödel: Collected Works: Volume II: Publications 1938-1974). "Gödel's brilliant burst into the world of physics in 1949 came as a surprise to those who knew him "only" as one of the greatest logicians of all time and thus as a very pure mathematician. However, to his colleagues at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, it was less surprising. At IAS, he had famously befriended Einstein, and much earlier, before switching over to mathematics, he had even entered the University of Vienna (in 1924) as a physics student and attended lectures by Hans Thirring, one of the earliest protagonists of Einstein's theories. Moreover, although this was not apparent from his published work, Gödel had maintained a lifelong interest in physics, attending the physics seminars at IAS and keeping abreast of ongoing developments. Then came the crucial trigger: the year 1949 brought Einstein's seventieth birthday, and Gödel was expected to contribute to the planned Festschrift for his friend. Not for the first time did pressure prove conducive to invention" (Rindler, p. 185). Gödel's Festschrift contribution, 'A Remark about the Relationship between Relativity Theory and Idealistic Philosophy' (pp. 557-562 in Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist, P.A. Schilpp (ed.), 1949), appeared almost simultaneously with the offered paper. It treated the philosophical implications of Gödel's model, while the offered work provides the technical derivation from the Einstein field equations. "Gödel stated that he was motivated to invent his model universe from sympathy for Kant's philosophy of time. It was to serve as the first counterexample on the cosmic scale to the objective view of time, which treats time as an infinity of layers "now" coming into existence successively. By 1905, Einstein had already shown this view to be problematic with his special theory of relativity. Indeed, one of the greatest shocks delivered by that theory was the discovery that simultaneity is relative ... The situation becomes even worse with the space-times of general relativity that correspond to real-life irregular matter distributions. Only in the idealized homogeneous-isotropic universes introduced by [Alexander] Friedman ['Über die Krümmung des Raumes' & 'Über die Möglichkeit einer Welt mit konstanter negativer Krümmung des Raumes,' Zeitschrift für Physik, 1922 & 1924] of which the 1917 static Einstein universe was a special case ['Kosmologische Betrachtungen zur allgemeinen Relativitatstheorie,' Sitzungsberichte der Königlich preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften], do we find an absolutely (geometrically) determined worldwide time. These universes (except the Einstein universe) expand with a single expansion function, and their intrinsically determined time slices correspond to constant values of their steadily diminishing density. Thus the objective (or absolute) view of time got a reprieve from Friedmanian cosmology - which Gödel dismissed as accidental. His purported aim was to show that in more general cosmologies, no such objective time need exist" (ibid., p. 188). The idea for the particular model Gödel constructed probably arose from his reading of a paper by George Gamow ('Rotating universe?', Nature vol. 158, 19 October 1946, p. 549) which suggested that the whole universe might be in a state of uniform rotation and that this rotation might explain the observed rotation of galactic systems: "One of the most mysterious results of the astronomical studies of the universe lies in the fact that all successive degrees of accumulation of matter, such as planets, stars and galaxies, are found in the state of more or less rapid axial rotation. In various cosmogonical theories the rotation of planets has been explained as resulting from the rotation of stars from which they were formed. The rotation of stars themselves can be presumably reduced to their origin from the rotating gas-masses which form the spiral arms of various galaxies. But what is the origin of galactic rotation?" (abstract of Gamow's paper). "Suddenly he had a problem worthy of his genius and the perfect gift for Einstein! However, that is not all. Gödel seems to have recognised that in a rotating universe, there would be no absolute time so that his Kantian ambition of superseding Friedman would also come true. Thus fortune placed in his hands not only a significant relativistic problem but one that even fell within his original Kantian program and that, when it was all done, would turn out to be far more beautiful than he could possibly have foreseen" (Rindler, p. 189). At the time Gödel wrote his papers on cosmology, "General relativity was Einstein's new (now a century old) theory of gravity, in which Newton's force of gravity is replaced by the curvature of four-dimensional space-time and where free matter moves along the natural rails of this curved space-time, namely, its geodesics ... Our actual universe is, of course, lumpy ... Instead one studies the smoothed-out version of actual universes and makes the assumption that the dynamics are effectively the same. The smoothed-out counterpart of any universe is its substratum, and not only must the lumpiness be smoothed out but so must the locally irregular motions. The actual galaxies then sit on this (generally expanding) substratum more or less uniformly distributed and with only relatively small irregular proper motions. "For the standard models of general relativity, as well as for Gödel's model, these substrata satisfy the so-called cosmological principle. This hypothesis, which is well supported by observation, asserts that the universe is regular and that our place in it, and in fact that of any other galaxy, is not special. Thus, for the sake of constructing the model, the substratum is assumed to be perfectly homogeneous at all times. "Additionally, our universe is known to expand, and it is commonly believed to have originated in the big bang some fourteen billion years ago. A realistic substratum must therefore expand. Gödel's model, although homogeneous, ignores this expansion: it is stationary, the same at all times. There is yet another difference from the usual models of general relativity: Gödel's model is not isotropic. Its substratum is somewhat like a homogeneous crystal, having preferred directions at each point. We can picture it as a stack of identical layers, infinite in all directions. Each lay is actually a Lobachevski plane, a two-dimensional space of constant negative curvature. On this layered spatial framework exists an overall time ... "So far, this all looks fairly harmless, but now come the surprises. Consider an inertial compass, also called a 'gyrocompass'. This instrument contains an number of gyroscopes and has the property of always pointing in the same direction in space. Install such a gyrocompass suitably in a stunt airplane and point it, for example, at the sun, and then fly any number of loops, twists and turns. The gyrocompass ignores them all and keeps steadily pointing at the sun. Now fix such a gyrocompass to every galaxy in Gödel's universe, and behold: they all rotate in unison about the normal of the layers. This seems to indicate that the entire universe rotates rigidly in the opposite direction - but relative to what? ... Gödel laconically commented: 'Evidently this state of affairs shows that the inertial field is to a large extent independent of the state of the matter. This contradicts Mach's principle, but it does not contradict relativity theory' ... "Mach's principle, as formulated by Einstein in his early quest for general relativity, was supposed to explain the mysterious existence of the preferred set of inertial frames against which rotation and acceleration are measured in both Newton's theory and Einstein's special theory of relativity. Mach's principle says that the local inertial frame, or inertial field, is actively determined by some average of the motions of all the masses in the universe. Einstein had hoped that general relativity would show in detail how this determination works, but for a number of reasons, he later (in the 1930s) discarded Mach's principle. Therefore the inertial properties of Gödel's model, although paradoxical, were not totally unacceptable to Einstein ... "Now for a second surprise. Consider a large circle in one of the layers of Gödel's substratum. Now travel along this circle at a very large velocity. Behold: you return to the galaxy from which you started at an earlier time than when you left, yet by your own reckoning, you have aged normally during the trip. You could now encounter your own father when he was a child, and, if you were wicked, you could kill him, thereby preventing your own birth. That is an awful paradox, and one would hope that nature has ways to prevent space-times such as Gödel's from actually materializing. (In special relativity, where a similar danger lurks, nature prevents it by imposing a universal speed limit - the speed of light.) That hope, indeed, was Einstein's reaction to Gödel's result. Gödel himself - surprisingly perhaps - defended his model on the grounds that it would cost impossible amounts of energy for a space traveller to accomplish such a journey. Later, he granted that one could simply send a light signal, guided by suitably placed mirrors, along a sufficiently large polygonal path to do the same damage, but the radius would have to be so immense as to render even this procedure impracticable" (ibid., pp. 186-8). Gödel's original cosmological model is static and so cannot represent the expanding universe of actual observation. To deal with this problem, Gödel later produced an expanding rotating model ('Rotating universes in general relativity theory,' Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians (1950), p. 175). However, this later model does not actually possess any closed timelike curves, so the conundrums raised in the preceding paragraphs do not arise. But conflict with actual observation remains, as the rotation that is characteristic of all the Gödel models is not actually observed. "Despite what has sometimes been suggested, Gödel's cosmological models were well appreciated by the relativity community. In particular, Hawking explicitly cited Gödel's example, when he addressed the possibility that the presence of closed timelike curves might supply an escape route from the singularity theorems, the conclusion being that closed timelike curves do not appear to supply such an escape route. The general view appears to be that it is not unreasonable to dismiss such closed timelike curves as unphysical, but there are some dissenting opinions" (Penrose, p. 4). Roger Penrose, Gödel, Relativity, and Mind,' Journal of Physics: Conference Series 82 (2007), pp. 1-5. Wolfgang Rindler, 'Gödel, Einstein, Mach, Gamow, and Lanczos: Godel's remarkable excursion into cosmology', pp. 185-212 in Kurt Gödel and the Foundations of Mathematics: Horizons of Truth, Baaz et al (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2011. In: Reviews of Modern Physics, vol. 21, no. 3, 1949, pp. 447-50. The complete issue offered here in original printed wrappers, completely unmarked and unrestored, a very fine copy.

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        B.O.A.C. World Air Routes. (Large double-sided poster with pictorial maps of the Eastern Hemsphere and of countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean.)

      [London.]: B.O.A.C. 1949. Color lithographic pictorial maps, doubled-sided, 20 1/2 x 30 1/2 inches, folding as issued to 10 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 1 inch split to upper right fold edge, additional soft horizontal fold, overall a remarkable crisp, bright example of this handsome map. Double sided very decorative world poster map designed by E.O. Seymour: Eastern Hemisphere on one side including Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia; Western Hemisphere on the other including England and Western Europe and Africa, Northeastern America and South America. Pictographs of places and people of interest. "Printed in Great Britain by McCorquodale & Co., Ltd." at lower left of Eastern Hemisphere side.

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        The making and meaning of the Bible

      Student Christian Movement 1949 - B0007J9DAM Binding: Paperback ---Publisher: Student Christian Movement Press Ltd --- Date: 1949 ---Edition: ---Pages: 160 ---Condition: Fair ---DJ Condition: --- Description: All of the internal pages are unmarked and tightly bound, the only flaws are some scuffs and chips to the covers, a name written on the inside front page and some of the pages have light corner creases to them. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. If not already present high quality photographs of any of our titles can be provided by request via e-mail.B0007J9DAM [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: Celebrities and the King and Queen Frederika of Greece

      1949. Near Fine. Quarto. Spiral bound red leather over paper boards with "photographs" printed in gold on the front boards. A collection of 53 black and white photographs affixed to stiff black paper. The photographs depict various celebrities from the late 1940's presumably at an opening or other event. Captioned celebrities include Robert Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, radio personality Fred Allen, Vivian Blaine, Charles Laughton, Joan Bennett, Zachary Scott, Wally Cox, Jeffrey Hunter, Maria Riva, John Barrymore Jr., and Rosalino Russell. Also included are images of King and Queen Frederika of Greece, presumably taken on the United States trip which followed the Greek Civil War in 1949 where they were guests of Dwight D. Eisenhower. These photos show the King and Queen being greeted in various venues with children and hand kissing, being escorted via horse and carriage, as well as what appears to be Eisenhower giving a speech in their honor at an outdoor venue.

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        The Moving Target aka Harper

      Knopf, New York 1949 - First edition first printing of the first novel in the Lew Archer series. Made into the movie Harper in 1966 starring Paul Newman. This copy is a hard cover Review Copy with paper work pasted to the first free end page. Extremely rare. The top tip of the spine is frayed. The bottom tip is missing a 1/4 inch of cloth. There is a stain on the first glued down end page that is similar to binders glue and a similar one on the rear page. On the rear board there is a spot of soiling. No dust jacket. In good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ballades, rondeaux et complaintes. Poésies choisies et ornées de gravures de Jean Frélaut

      Lacourière 1949 - - Lacourière, Paris 1949, 22,5x28cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition illustrée de 43 gravures originales de Jean Frélaut et imprimée à 235 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches, le nôtre un des 15 exemplaires d'artiste signés par Jean FRélaut au crayon de papier. Quelques frottements et un mors fendu sur l'étui, dos de la chemise comportant deux claires mouillures. Agréable exemplaire. Provenance : de la bibliothèque d'Anne-Marie Frélaut avec son ex-libris gravé par son père. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrated with 43 original engravings by Jean Frélaut and printed with 235 numbered copies on vellum Arches paper, ours one of the 15 copies of artist signed by Jean FRELAUT in pencil. Some friction and a bit split on the case, the back of the shirt with two clear wets. Nice copy. Provenance: from the library of Anne-Marie Frélaut with her ex-libris engraved by her father. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Second World War photograph of Winston S. Churchill signed in 1949, with a presentation letter from his longtime friend and assistant, Eddie Marsh

      This is a signed and dated, silver gelatin photograph featuring Winston Churchill from the lower torso up, in overcoat and bowler hat, standing before a microphone, speaking in an unidentified outdoor setting. This is a large photo, measuring 9.375 inches x 7.5 inches (24 cm x 19 cm) with an attached, signed mount extending an additional 2.75 inches (7 cm) below the image. The signature, in black ink in two lines, reads: "Winston S. Churchill | 1949". The affixed signature mount is age-toned, but Churchill's signature remains crisp and clear, with no spreading or fading of the ink. Provenance is provided by an accompanying holograph presentation letter on plain gray stationery. The letter bears the address "86 Walton St. SW3" and is dated "Nov 4th 1949". The letter reads: "Dear Sir, | I have great pleasure in sending | you this autograph of Mr. Churchill, | which Mr. Mark Gibbon told me | you would like to have. I am | afraid it has been a long time coming, | but as you know he is a very busy | man! | With kind regards | Yours very truly | Edward Marsh". Inked in a different hand at the top left corner of the letter is "Rec. 15.XI.49" indicating that the letter and photo were received eleven days after it is dated. It seems abundantly clear from both the photo itself and the accompanying presentation letter that the signature is original to the photograph. Thin, carefully applied tape affixed to the perimeter of the verso of the photo and the border between photo and signature mount gives every appearance of being original, evidenced by the telltale differential toning to the signature mount consonant with the tape. Condition of the photograph is excellent, with no appreciable creases, soiling, wear, or toning. The letter is affixed to a heavy piece of cardstock. The identity of the photo and letter recipient is unknown. Despite being signed by Churchill in 1949, we believe the image itself dates from 1942; a similar image in the U.S. Library of Congress is dated thus and other images from 1942 show Churchill wearing the same hat and coat. The man who wrote the letter and conveyed the photo is, of course, quite well known. Sir Edward Howard “Eddie” Marsh (1872-1953) was Churchill's close friend and long-time assistant. In 1905, when Churchill chose Marsh as his Private Secretary, Marsh was "an obscure clerk in the West African Department" and Winston Churchill the newly appointed Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies. At the time, Marsh recalled in his memoirs "I had still not imagined that we could ever have anything in common." (Gilbert, II, pp.110-11) Nonetheless, this appointment became the basis of a lifelong friendship. Marsh "remained at his side in every Cabinet post he held for the next twenty-five years." (Gilbert, VIII, p.794) At the time this photograph was signed, Marsh had recently been helping edit Churchill's Second World War memoirs, "work on Volume 3 having advanced by the beginning of November to the verge of completion". (Gilbert, VIII, pp.494-5) In 1949, Churchill was not just writing history, but still trying to make it as well. Having done so much to win the war, Churchill faced frustration of his postwar plans when his wartime government fell to Labour in the General Election of July 1945. In 1949, Churchill was still Leader of the Opposition and would remain so until the October 1951 General Election, when Churchill's Conservatives outpaced Labour, returning Churchill to 10 Downing Street for his second and final premiership.

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        De Londres à Venise par New York [ Edition originale - Exemplaire du tirage de tête dédicacé par l'auteur et les illustrateurs, avec tous les documents originaux du chapitre relatif à la ville du Havre ]

      Un des 9 exemplaires sur japon impérial numérotés (n° 4), contenant une suite des gravures avant la lettre, sur japon impérial, et tous les documents originaux se rapportant à un chapitre (en l'espèce celui-ci consacré au Havre): manuscrit original de Claude Farrère, la première composition et les corrections d'auteur, les corrections typographiques, un croquis et un dessin à la plume de Valdo Barbey, une épreuve signée de l'artiste et le cuivre, 1 vol. in-4 reliure plein maroquin bleu sous étui bordé, dos à 5 nerfs, tête dorée, cuivre original inséré au premier plat, reliure signée de René Kieffer, René Kieffer, 1949, 112 pp. avec 18 eaux-fortes hors texte, la suite avant la lettre, les 10 feuillets du manuscrit , 5 feuillets des 1ères épreuves avec correction, les 4 ff second jeu d'épreuves, les 4 ff. du 2e jeu d'épreuve avec les corrections typographiques, les 2 ff. du bon à tirer, ainsi que le croquis, le dessin à la plume et l'épreuve signé par Valdo Barbey de son dessin de l'embarcadère du Havre, dont le cuivre original est relié au premier plat Magnifique exemplaire du tirage de tête sur Japon avec suite avant la lettre, dédicacé par l'auteur ("à Monsieur Guy Rigolet, en hommage") et l'illustrateur ("à Monsieur Guy Rigolet, comme moi, amoureux du Havre), et contenant l'intégralité des documents originaux du chapitre relatif à l'étape du Havre : les 10 feuillets du manuscrit original de Claude Farrère, les 5 feuillets des 1ères épreuves avec correction de l'auteur, les 4 ff. du second jeu d'épreuves, les 4 ff. du 2e jeu d'épreuve avec les corrections typographiques, les 2 ff. du bon à tirer, ainsi que le croquis original, le dessin à la plume original et l'épreuve signée par Valdo Barbey de son dessin de l'embarcadère du Havre, dont le cuivre original est relié au premier plat. Parfait état (ex-libris Guy Rigolet) pour cet ouvrage d'exception, qui est un remarquable témoignage d'attachement pour la ville du Havre : "Le Havre est en effet, par excellence, le vrai port des Européens allan en Amérique, et le vrai port des Américains venant visiter cette chère vieille terre de leurs ancêtres. Et ce qui est à voir et à admirer dans Le Havre, ce sont les piers d'embarquement d'où partent les paquebots transatlantiques". René Kieffer avait acquis de son vieil ami Valdo Barbey 18 gravures sur cuivre représentant 18 ports du monde. Décidé à faire paraître un texte de 4 pages par port, il s'adressa d'abord à Pierre Mac Orlan, puis à Blaise Cendrars (qui en fera le sujet de son ouvrage "Bourlinguer") avant de se tourner vers Claude Farrère (Cf Catalogue de Vente Sotheby's du 30 mai 2006). Français

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        ARISTOTELIAN SOCIETY SUPPLEMENTARY VOLUMES:The Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volumes - Run of 58 years, 1949 - 2007 [lacks 2 volumes].

      Aristotelian Society - Run as follows: Volume XXIII, 1949 through XXIV, 1950, [lacks XXV, 1951], Volume XXVI, 1952 through XXXVII, 1963, [lacks XXXVIII, 1964], Volume XXXIXL, 1965 through LXXXI, 2007.

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Dylan Thomas"), to producer Frank Hauser at the British Broadcasting Corporation, agreeing to read his poems on a radio program

      The Boat House, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, [Wales] 1949 - 1 p., docketed with date "31 Aug 1949" as receipt on verso by BBC. 8vo. "I'll be very pleased indeed to read a . selection of my poems" Thomas accepts an invitation to read his poems on B.B.C. Radio's Third Programme. In part: "? I'll be very pleased indeed to read a 20 minute selection of my poems on the Third Programme sometime at the end of September - with just the minimum amount of linking material. Are any links, other than the titles of the poems, really necessary? Would I be expected to announce the titles of the poems myself? If so, then perhaps a few introductory words would be needed as well ?." The program was broadcast on September 24, 1949, with Thomas reading, among his own poems, "There Was a Saviour," "If my Head Hurt a Hair's Foot," "Poem in October," "After the Funeral," "A Refusal to Mourn" and "In My Craft or Sullen Art." He also delivered a piece called "On Reading One's Own Poems." The recording was released as side B of the 1963 Caedmon LP "An Evening with Dylan Thomas." From 1943-1953 Thomas participated in over 150 B.B.C. radio broadcasts, and his popularity owed much to his rich voice and dramatic reading style. 1 p., docketed with date "31 Aug 1949" as receipt on verso by BBC. 8vo

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