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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]

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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]

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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

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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]

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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        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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        Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984]

      London and New York: Secker & Warburg; Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. FIRST UK EDITION AND FIRST US EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE 20TH CENTURY. "The time is 13 o'clock; the date doesn't matter; the year goes without saying. Winston Smith, a bureaucrat at the Ministry of Truth, toils day and night in the service of Big Brother, the remote, faux-benign ruler of this eerily familiar dystopia. Orwell's novel is a study of every possible way a nation can be beaten down by its government: spiritually, physically, intellectually, by the media, torture, surveillance, and censorship, to the point where the state can manipulate reality at will. When Smith is tempted by a beautiful resistance fighter into an act of rebellion, 1984 becomes something more: a strange, tragic, deeply sad love story. It is Orwell's triumph, and the century's misfortune, that 1984 is as prescient as it is pessimistic" (Lev Grossman, All-Time 100 Novels).
The UK edition is the true first edition, published on June 8, 1949; the first US edition followed only five days later. The UK edition was published with both red and green dust jackets (no priority established); the US in both red and blue (no priority).[UK edition]. London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. Octavo, original cloth, original green dust jacket. Book with fading to spine and edges; a little foxing to text block. Dust jacket with restoration to the edges and folds. Dust jacket color exceptionally bright.[US edition]. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Original cloth, original red dust jacket. Neat ownership signature dated June 1949 on front pastedown. Only a hint of edgewear. A beautiful copy, rare in such good condition. Good / Good.

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        EL ALEPH.

      Losada, Buenos Aires 1949 - Buenos Aires. Editorial Losada, Colección Prosistas de España y América. 1949. 146p. 3h. Rústica con sobrecubierta ilustrada por Atilio Rossi. Primera Edició. Pequeño faltante en el lomo y desgaste de la sobrecubierta en las tapas. Firma de antiguo dueño en anteportada. Buen estado. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Death of a Salesman

      New York: Viking Press, 1949. First edition, Second Printing before Publication. 139, [1] pp. 8vo. Cloth. Fine in unclipped dj. First edition, Second Printing before Publication. 139, [1] pp. 8vo. INSCRIBED. Inscribed on the title-page: "To Frank Krohn Best, Arthur Miller."

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        THE SECOND WORLD WAR. Comprising: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.

      London: Cassell and Co. Ltd. 1949-1954. First UK edition, first printing. First UK edition, first printing. Six volumes. Rare publisher's deluxe bindings of navy blue pebble-grain morocco with titles in gilt to the spine, for presentation by the author. Top edge gilt. Each volume is in excellent near fine condition, the bindings clean and square with light rubbing at the extremities, the contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A beautiful set of Churchill's best-selling history, offered in its rarest and most desirable form. Only 100 copies of this deluxe presentation first edition were issued (compared to 200,000 - 300,000 copies of the regular trade edition). [Woods A123b]. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        THE TRACK OF THE CAT - SIGNED

      New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition. First Printing. Fine in a Near Fine, price clipped dustjacket, with just a touch of pinpoint rubbing at the extremities and a few tiny edge tears to note. Basis for the 1954 William Wellman film, with a screenplay by A.I. Bezzerides and starring Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, and Diana Lynn.

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        Detective Story. A play in Three Acts.

      1949 - New York. Random House. 1949. 8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. A little rubbing to wrapper otherwise a very good copy, the red on the dust wrapper much brighter than usual. First edition. A play that became the basis for the blistering and important 1951 film noir, directed by William Wyler and starring a young and very angry Kirk Douglas. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        First Day Cover Honoring Edgar Allan Poe; Signed By Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, Leslie Charteris and Others

      Edgar Allan Poe: First Day of Cover Signed By Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, Leslie Charteris, Evan Hunter, and Others. 1949. Issued on the 100th Anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's Death, signed in the early 1970's by Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, Leslie Charteris, Evan Hunter (with his pen name "Ed McBain" in brackets), Richard Lockeridge,and George Harmon Coxe. It is likely that they would have been signed at the Mystery Writes of America in the early 1970's since Rex Stout died in 1975. The signature of Agatha Christie appears to be a little shakier which is typical of her writing in the same period. This first day cover that was issued on October 7, 1949. We have seen most of the same writers sign a later first day issue in 1974 so it is possible they were signed at the same event.

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        Morte dell' adolescenza

      FIRENZE: VALLECCHI EDITORE, 1949. IED. Brossurato. BUONO. 12 19. USATO

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        The Intelligent Investor

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1949 - First Edition, First printing with the publisher's code "D-Y" indicating April, 1949 when the book was first published. This "D-Y" code makes this book the TRUE FIRST EDITION and any other edition without this correct code would be a later edition or printed after this edition. This ORIGINAL price clipped dustjacket is rich in color with light wear to the spine. This First Issue dustjacket has ALL the First Issue points including the "Editor of Barron's" quote and No. 7553 printed on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition and is bound in the publisher's blue cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        One-Way Ticket.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        EPIGRAMMATISTI GRECI DELLA MAGNA GRECIA E DELLA SICILIA

      LIBRERIA SCIENTIFICA EDITRICE, 1949. INTERLINGUE 0,31 N.XVIII della collana diretta da Vittorio De Falco, brossura editoriale brunita al dorso e parzialmente ai piatti, con lieve fioritura, usura ai bordi, strappetti e mancanze al dorso, pagine ancora intonse, brunite attorno ai testi causa tempo, in italiano con parti di testo in greco USATO

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        Enciclopedia Italiana di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti

      Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani 1949-2000, Roma - Stato di conservazione ottimo Presidente: Gaetano De Sanctis. n.d. p. 57 voll in-4

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        EDIPO RE

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

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        LETTRES TOME I

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

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        One-Way Ticket

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

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        Morte dell' adolescenza

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

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        Adventures in Wildest Africa The stirring narrative of a Big Game Hunting Expedition in Equatorial Africa illustrated with Third Dimension Pictures taken at the time 

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

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        LA LINGUA DI SEDULIO

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

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        UN TRAMWAY NOMME' DESIR

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

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        Six One Act Plays by South African Authors

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

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