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        THE LITTLE SISTER

      Hamish Hamilton, [1949]., 1949. First edition. The U. K. edition is the true first edition and precedes the U. S. edition by 3 months. Spine very slightly faded (but less so than is often the case with this sensitive orange cloth), else a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with several small chips and tears professionally restored. A young woman, beautiful and in trouble, asks private eye Marlowe for help. She needs to find her brother, a small-town boy who's lost his way in the big city. She's not quite what she claims to be, and the brother isn't what he should have been. As the story progresses, Hollywood and all the people in it lose their shine and get darker and dirtier. And then the bodies begin to pile up ....

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Death Of A Salesman

      New York: Viking Press, 1949. First edition. Octavo, original wrappers, with the original slipcase. A pre-publication, uncased publisher's copy with sewn signatures, pictorial endpapers, some uneven toning. Signed by Arthur Miller in a contemporary signature. Housed in publisher's cloth slipcase. We have been unable to find a comparable example, most likely one a few copies published before the last transit stage from manuscript to book. A rare example of one of the highspots of twentieth century literature. When Death Of A Salesman premiered in 1949, it was an instant success and secured Arthur Miller's place as one of the great American playwrights of the 20th century. It was the recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. The play premiered on Broadway in February 1949, running for 742 performances, and has been revived on Broadway four times, winning three Tony Awards for Best Revival.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Onze peintres vus par Arp. Taeuber, Kandinsky, Leuppi, Arp, Delaunay, Schwitters, Kiesler, Morris, Magnelli, Ernst. Mit einem Originalholzschnitt in Blau von Arp.

      Zürich, Girsberger, 1949. 41 + 5 S. OBrosch. mit bedrucktem Transparentpapier. EA der Normalausgabe von insgesamt 1000 Exemplaren. - Ohne Mängel. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kunst

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        The Story of Television The Life of Philo T. Farnsworth

      NY: W.W. Norton, 1949. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Front hinge shows a hairline split of the paper. Still firm, tight, clean , and bright. Overall VG.

      [Bookseller: Peter Austern & Co. Books & Ephemera]
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        Le foie gras suivi de l'art de le servir et de l'appareiller -

      Compagnie des Bibliophiles Gastronomes 1949 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 Reliure plein maroquin bordeaux. Dos à 4 nerfs sautés. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Intérieur très propre. Illustré de lettrines et bandeaux. Texte en rouge et noir. Bel exemplaire. TIRAGE LIMITE à 225 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches. "Servir correctement le foie gras est une opération comportant à peu près autant de difficultés pour les cuisiniers ou les gourmets que le théorème de Pythagore pour les apprentis bacheliers". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The American Wild Turkey. Frontispiece by Walter A. Weber. Gravures by E. Stanley Smith.

      Small-Arms Technical Publishing Co., a Samworth Book on Hunting, Georgetown, SC 1949 - First edition. 8vo. viii, (2), 3319 pp. Illustrated from photographs, plates, color frontispiece, vignettes; eight-page publisher's advertising supplement dated December, 1948, at rear. The classic work on the subject, based on the author's 55 years hunting and studying the wild turkey in the lowlands of South Carolina. With the bookplate of Ellison Smyth Hudgens (1901-2002), a long-time resident of Flat Rock, North Carolina, who sold his family home "Connemara" to Carl Sandburg in 1945; with a Christmas, 1949, gift inscription to Hudgens from his mother. Casada 55: "Cornerstone of any turkey hunting library and arguably the most important book ever written on the subject." Very good. Original gilt-stamped gold cloth, color illustrated dust jacket (a little rubbed around the edges). (#6030) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bartleby's Books, ABAA]
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        Une Passion Dans le Desert by Honore De Balzac; Illustrations de Paul Jouve gravees a L'eau-forte par R. Haasen

      Paris: Maxime Cottet-Dumoulin, 1949. Hardcover. Orig. publisher's portfolio and chemise, both fine in slipcase with slight edge rubbing. Jouve, Paul. 70 pages in text. 32.5 x 25.4 cm. Limited edition copy 54 of 110 copies (from a total edition of 123), with an extra suite of black and white plates signed by Jouve and the publisher on the colophon. 13 colored etchings, three are double-page. Text printed with red borders, each with Egyptian-themed headpiece heightened in brownish gold. It blends together the heterogeneous stories of a soldier lost in Egypt during Napoleon's campaign, a wild panther named after a dangerous woman, and a couple in Paris leaving a popular show. It presents the two different locales of Egypt and Paris, yet the two places ultimately harbor the same kind of inhabitants (soldiers and wild beasts). Jouve, French painter and sculptor was notable for his paintings and sculptures of Africa's animals. Contents loose as issued, faux snakeskin board and chemise and slipcase. Modest and minor marginal toning.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Red Sun

      1949-10-20 1949 - Oil on canvas. 9" x 14".

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        The Cosmic Jest," a Greek mythology with music, signed by Herbert Hoover, Gen. Mark W. Clark, and twenty other members of San Francisco's Bohemian Club

      San Francisco, California, 1949. 8vo.. "The Cosmic Jest, A Grove Play by Clarence Budington Kelland, Music by Frank R. Denke. 52p, 6"" x 9"". San Francisco: The Bohemian Club, 1949. Colorful boards. Fine condition. Book Signed ""With the affection of / Herbert Hoover And -"" on the front free-endpaper beneath which 21 have signed, including Gen. ""Mark W. Clark,"" sons ""Herbert Hoover Jr."" and ""Allan Hoover,"" FDR's Press Secretary ""Stephen T. Early,"" publisher ""Eugene Pulliam,"" philanthropist and close Hoover friend ""Jeremiah Millbank,"" restaurateur ""George M. Mardikian,"" son of the play's author ""Tom Kelland,"" journalist ""Paul R. Leach,"" newspapermen ""James L. Wright"" and ""Hank Chandler"" and 11 others. Signed on the second endpaper ""To Mrs Marge with love / Clarence Budington Kelland.""The Bohemian Club is a private club founded in San Francisco in 1872 by and for journalists."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1949 First edition, first printing. Publisher's light green cloth, top edge stained red; in the original green dust jacket designed by Michael Kennard (issued simultaneously in red, without any priority between them), lettered in white. Near fine, with some light toning to the spine and board edges, bright and clean interior; unclipped dust jacket, with some light wear and minor chips to the extremities, some rubbing to the hinges, otherwise bright spine, clean panels. A very good copy. Fenwick A12.a Nineteen Eighty-Four is a novel about a dystopian future in the year 1984. In the future Orwell has created, the totalitarian government controls the civilian population with a detailed system of mental and physical control, including omnipresent two-way TV screens that keep the citizens under constant surveillance. Any criticism of the government is strictly illegal, and independent thought is persecuted as a "thoughtcrime." Even the newly adopted language, "newspeak," which abbreviates many phrases and eliminates words deemed inessential, served "not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view" of the new totalitarian regime, but also "to make all other modes of thought impossible…. that is, a thought diverging from the [state approved] principles…should literally be unthinkable, in so far as though is dependent on words." This first British edition was published five days before the first American edition.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Quartet. Four Stories by ... Screenplays by R.C. Sherriff

      Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, 1949. First American edition. 1 vols. 12mo. Black cloth. Upper cover slightly stained, else very good, in soiled and chipped dust jacket. First American edition. 1 vols. 12mo. Inscribed. Inscribed to the wife of New Yor Post columnist, Leonard Lyons, who was for many years one of New York's most prominent journalists. His column in the New York Post, "The Lyons' Den" was widely read and immensely popular during the many years since its commencement in 1934. Unlike many of his colleagues, however, Lyons was highly respected for his fairness and highmindedness. According to Ralph Blumenthal in STORK CLUB (Boston, 2000), "Lyons didn't believe in writing about romances and divorces. Nor, it was said, did he ever violate a confidence ... He corresponded with world leaders and literary giants ... " (p. 131); and he counted among his friends celebrities as diverse as Ernest Hemingway (at whose funeral Lyons was pallbearer), Marilyn Monroe, and Orson Welles.Maugham has inscribed the flyleaf: "For Sylvia Lyons / W. Somerset Maugham."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Werkbau in der kleinen Stadt. Tuschzeichnung koloriert.

      1949 32 x 24 cm, 49 x 40 cm in Passepartout, Rahmen versilbert, Rahmen min. gebrauchspurig, Blatt tadell. Links unten signiert. rechts signiert und datiert. Robert S. Gessner (1908-1982) beschäftigte sich ab 1924 mit abstrakter und ungegenständlicher Malerei. Von 1925 bis 1927 absolvierte er eine Schaufensterdekorateur-Lehre beim Warenhaus Jelmoli in Zürich. In den Jahren 1927 bis 1931 besuchte er die Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich in der Klasse von Alfred Altherr. später erfolgte sein Übertritt in die Grafikklasse. wo er mit den Lehrern Walter Roshardt. Ernst Keller. Karl Hügin. Otto Meyer-Amden und Ernst Gubler in Kontakt kam. Ab 1932 arbeitete Gessner als selbständiger Gebrauchs-/Werbegrafiker und Maler. 1938 wurde er Mitglied der Künstlervereinigung allianz. die ein Jahr zuvor von Leo Leuppi und Richard Paul Lohse gegründet wurde und aus dem Kreis der Zürcher Konkreten hervorging. Von 1940 bis 1956 war Robert S. Gessner an der Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich Beauftragter für die Ausbildung von Lehrlingen und Volontären. 1944 und 1945 war er Hilfslehrer. von 1957 bis 1963 Fachlehrer für Zeichnen für Zeichnen. Prorektor bei Hans Fischer und Leiter der Lehrlingsbildung. In den Jahren 1957 bis 1963 folgten verschiedene Aufenthalte auf Ibiza. [Ein Weihnachtgeschenk für Architekinnen und Architekten.] Versand D: 20,00 EUR Gemälde - Mischtechnik Architektur - Allgemein

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Une Saison en enfer. Lithographies originales de Louis Favre.

      Le Haag und Paris, A.A.M. Stols. 1949. Mit 11 Original-Farblithographien von Louis Favre (1891-1956) und Text in französisch auf 65 S. in losen Lagen, Inhaltsverzeichnis und Impressum. Folio. OUmschlag. Exemplar 117 von 125 nummerierten Exemplaren auf Van Gelder (mit Wz.) der Gesamtauflage von 150 Exx. Im Impressum signiert und nummeriert. - 1873 im Privatverlag gedruckt, verblieb die Auflage bis auf wenige Vorab-Exemplare im Lager und galt bis zur Auffindung 1901 als von Rimbaud selbst vernichtet. Louis Favre hatte eine Ausbildung als Landvermesser und machte sich im jungen Alter auf, um in Paris Maler zu werden. In den zwanziger Jahren enteckte er nach langem Experimentieren die alte Technik der ägyptischen Wachsmalerei. Der Kritiker und spätere Direktor des Groninger Museums Jos de Gruyter schrieb im Vaderland über Favre: Seine Farben sind genauso reich wie die eines gotischen Kirchenfensters. - Titel etwas lichtgegilbt, Fingerspur und kleine Bereibung. 1 Bl. minimal wellig. Insgesamt sehr sauberes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Rimbaud, Symbolismus, Expressionismus, Surrealismus, Louis Favre,

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        One-Way Ticket

      Hughes, James Mercer Langston (1902?"1967) One-Way Ticket New York, Alfred A Knopf, 1949. xviii+136 pages with six woodblock prints by Jacob Lawrence. Octavo (8 ½" x 6") bound in original publisher?s quarter cloth over blind stamped yellow boards with gilt lettering to spine in original jacket. Inscribed First edition.Langston Huges? poetry and fiction portrayed the lives of the working-class blacks in America, lives he portrayed as full of struggle, joy, laughter, and music. Permeating his work is pride in the African-American identity and its diverse culture. Hughes stressed a racial consciousness and cultural nationalism devoid of self-hate. His thought united people of African descent and Africa across the globe to encourage pride in their diverse black folk culture and black aesthetic. Hughes was one of the few prominent black writers to champion racial consciousness as a source of inspiration for black artists. His African-American race consciousness and cultural nationalism would influence many foreign black writers, including Jacques Roumain, Nicolás Guillén,Léopold Sédar Senghor, and Aimé Césaire. Along with the works of Senghor, Césaire, and other French-speaking writers of Africa and of African descent from the Caribbean, such as René Maran fromMartinique and Léon Damas from French Guiana in South America, the works of Hughes helped to inspire the Négritude movement in France. A radical black self-examination was emphasized in the face of European colonialism. In addition to his example in social attitudes, Hughes had an important technical influence by his emphasis on folk and jazz rhythms as the basis of his poetry of racial pride. Condition: Inscribed on front end paper. Jacket rubbed and sunned at spine and edges, spine panel detached with small nicks and closed tears at extremities else a very good copy in a good jacket.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        Sixth Column

      US: Gnome Press. New York, Gnome Press, 1949. Hardback first edition and first impression. A near fine copy with some bumping and rubbing to the spine tips and a few signs of age. Some signs of ageing to the page block and the inside of the jacket. Some edge wear, and a very slight fade. Overall much better than usually found. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1949.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four. A Novel

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1949.. First edition, 8vo, 312 pp. Modern green half morocco, marbled sides, black spine labels, an excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Autograph letters signed ("Henry").

      Hoglands, Perry Green, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, 25. X. 1949. - 8vo. 1 p. To his friend and former teacher Barry Heart: "I've had this reply from the Hanton Stone people - & I've just written back to them agreeing with their suggestion of two 11 ½" pieces instead of one 1 ft 11 piece & have asked them to get on with the work as quickly as possible [.]". - With printed address.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Sheltering Sky

      London: John Lehmann, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition. (This, the British edition, preceded all others.) 304 p. Good+ condition. Former owner's name on free front end paper. Cloth sunned along edges, spine cocked and sunned with foxing. Foxing to fore edge as well. One of only 4,000 copies printed. Bowles' epic first novel, a keystone of Beat literature, in its sought-after original British publication. Named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923-2005.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Primo convegno giuliano del Folclore. A cura dell'ENAV.

      Dattilo 1949 In 8 g., pp. 200 circa+10 del depliant. Rilegat. in brossura, copertina del depliant applicata al piatto. Dattilo. Dal Sito dell'Istituto Giuliano (http: / / www.istitutogiuliano.it / pubblicazioni / Folclore_giuliano.htm) si legge "Del primo convegno abbiamo poco, solo una fotocopia del depliant di presentazione, per cui conosciamo solo gli argomenti trattati ed i nomi dei relatori, i maggiori studiosi del tempo, come Alberto Catalan, Marcello Fraulini, Lina Galli, Loris Premuda, Silvio Rutteri, Gianni Pinguentini, lo stesso (Mario Pini) Livio Grassi e altri". Il documento si presenta in ottime condizioni e comprende gli interventi di tutti i Relatori che figurano nel depliant con l'eccezione di Lina Galli, Carlo Riccobon e Silvio Rutteri. Rispetto a quanto riportato nel depliant inoltre l'intervento di Gianni Pinguenti compare nel dattilo con un titolo diverso "Xilografie e stampe del folclore triestino".

      [Bookseller: Nuovi Quaderni di Capestrano]
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        FOTOGRAFIA ORIGINAL DEL F. C. BARCELONA, FIRMADA POR LOS JUGADORES, VICTOR ALVAREZ 1949

      1949 - FOTOGRAFIA ORIGINAL DEL F. C. BARCELONA, FIRMADA POR LOS JUGADORES, VICTOR ALVAREZ 1949. 39X28. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        ENCICLOPEDIA ITALIANA DI SCIENZE, LETTERE ED ARTI - Edizione 1949 - Complete: 35 Volumes + Indici + Appendice I, II and III.

      Rome : Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 1949-1960. 41 Books. 4°, Halbleder 41 Books!!! The Complete Encyclopedia in 35 Volumes. Comes together with 1 Indici (Index), Appendice I (1st Appendix, 1938), Appendice II: 1938-1948 (2nd Appendix, 2 Volumes, 1948) and Appendice III: 1949-1960 (3rd Appendix, 2 Volumes, 1961). Half-Leather Bindings. Former Library Books, each Volume with small signature Label on Spine. Covers partly rubbed. Spines of many Volumes slightly bumped and with Splits. Spine of Volume 16 is torn off. Pages Clean. Still in good Condition. Please ask for more Photos and Information about Shipping. // Komplette 35bändige Ausgabe mit 6 Zusatzbänden: Index, Appendix I (1938), Appendix II (2 Bände, 1948) und Appendix III (2 Bände, 1961). Aus ehem. Bibliotheksbestand, mit kl. Rückensignaturen. Einbände berieben, Leder-Buchrücken teils etwas eingerissen. Rücken bei Band 16 abgeplatzt. Seiten sauber. Bindungen fest. Noch im guten Zustand. Mehr Bilder und Informationen zum Versand gern auf Anfrage! mbx Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Fires of Spring.

      Random House [1949], New York - Fine copy in a fine dust jacket, bright and unfaded with only a few tiny closed tears. Michener's second book, probably just as uncommon as his first, especially in such fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books, ABAA]
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        12 eigenh. Briefe mit U., 5 eh. (Bild-)Postkarten mit U., 1 eh. Albumblatt mit U. und 1 Telegramm.

      Meist Lörrach und Efringen-Kirchen, 1920 bis 1949. - Zusammen 27 SS. auf 21 Bll. Verschiedene Formate. Die Karten mit eh. Adresse. Mit einer Beilage (s. u.). Freundschaftliche Korrespondenz mit dem Publizisten Rudolf Goldschmit-Jentner (1890–1964): „[.] Was nun die Dramoletts angeht, könnten Sie in sauberer Maschinenschrift bis am 15. Okt. 1920 in Ihrer Hand sein. Sie sind alle sehr leicht und dankbar zu spielen, mit ganz wenigen Personen, in einem nur ihrer zwei, davon die eine stumm spielt. (Es giebt [!] bei Strindberg eine ähnliche Szene). Ich zweifle nicht, sondern weiß, daß ich mit diesen Dramoletts eine Kunstart anschneide, die mir liegt und mir gestattet, das Dramatische in Essenz zu geben, selbst das verdorbene Kino ‚Publikum’ zu spannen [.]" (a. d. Br. v. 22. September 1920). – „Seien Sie herzlich bedankt für Ihre freundliche Einladung zu den Heidelberger Festspielen. Leider bin ich so leidend, daß ich nicht nach Heidelberg kommen kann; dankbar wäre ich Ihnen für eine möglichst genaue Wiedergabe von Stresemanns Rede [.]" (Br. v. 16. August 1926). – „[.] Bei dieser Gelegenheit möchte ich Sie auf den großen und edeln [!] Künstler Max Laeuger in Karlsruhe aufmerksam machen. Ich war am letzten Mittwoch in seinem Atelier, bewunderte seinen Unterricht an Studenten der Techn. Hochschule denen er genial Anschauung und Urteil vermittelt. Ich sah seine Keramiken: da sind ganz auserlesene Dinge dabei, wie ich sie überhaupt noch nirgends sah. Der Anlaß, der mich zu ihm führte (den ich über 20 Jahre als Künstler nicht gesehen hatte!), war angenehm genug. Die Stadt Lörrach, die morgen mich öffentlich ehrt, hat mir eine große Majolika-Figur von L. zum Geschenk gemacht [.]" (a. d. Br. v. 26. November 1927). – Hermann Strübe, so Burte mit bürgerlichem Namen, studierte in Paris den französischen Impressionismus, war mit einem Volksroman bei einem Preisausschreiben erfolgreich und wählte den Namen des Helden als Pseudonym. Fortan als Schriftsteller und Maler tätig, erschien 1912 „unter dem Eindruck der Vorkriegsstimmung der völkisch-nationalistische Heimatroman ‚Wiltfeber, der ewige Deutsche’, in dem durch die Verehrung eines aristokratischen Führers und das Streben nach Erneuerung des Volkstums wesentliche Elemente der nationalsozialistischen Ideologie vorweggenommen wurden. Willig übernahm er die Rolle eines Propagandadichters und rechtfertigte die Judenverfolgung. Nach dem Krieg wurde sein nationalsozialistisches Engagement weitgehend ausgeklammert, und er blieb in seiner süddeutschen Heimat geschätzt" (DBE), 1957 wurde er gar mit der Jean-Paul-Medaille ausgezeichnet. – Tls. mit größeren Einrissen und sonstigen Gebrauchsspuren; der Br. v. 22. September 1920 Fragment (es fehlt zumindest ein drittes Blatt). – Beiliegend ein an den Carl Pfeffer Verlag, Heidelberg gerichteter e. Br. mit U. (dat. 11. August 1949, 2 SS., qu.-gr.-8vo). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Criminal Justice Act, 1948: An Explanatory Handbook for Magistrates, Practitioners and Probation Officers

      Butterworth, 1949. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; good condition; spine-cover faded. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Original painting of 'Snow-Drop and the Prince', for frontispiece of 'Grimm's Fairy Tales' [published by Blackie & Sons, sold with a reprint of the book in dustjacket with design by Baynes.]

      circa 1949 - watercolour and gouache, 22 x 14 cm approx., mounted and framed using high-grade acid-free materials, with pencil titling by Baynes visible at foot of image [40 x 30.5 cm approx. within frame], very good. An attractive and richly-coloured image, done as the frontispiece for an early '50s edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales - the title has been written by Baynes in pencil at the foot of the image, whilst it is signed in the bottom-right corner with a spread-eagle device that was not used in her later work. The frontispiece reproducing this image (as often the reproduction is poor when set next to the original) is the only major illustration in the accompanying 1960s edition of the book. Best known for her work for Lewis and Tolkien, this is very accomplished early illustration work by Pauline Baynes whose affinity with the subject-matter is testified to by her returning to the world of Fairy and Folk Tales throughout her career.

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        Film Form., Essays in Film Theory, edited and translated by Jay Leyda

      Harcourt, Brace and Company New York, 1949,. - 279 S., OLn mit aufgeklebtem Rückenschild, minimale Läsuren an den Einbandkanten (eher zeitbedingt), zahlreiche Filmfotos, englischer Text, auf Vorsatzblatt mit handschriftlicher Signatur "brecht", gleiches auf dem Rückenschild signiert. Gutes Exemplar, welches wohl aus dem Bestand von Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) selbst stammt. The book is handsigned by Bertolt Brecht. Rare. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Uta-Janine Störmer]
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        La Peinture Chinoise Contemporaine de Style Traditionnel, LIMITED to 500 copies, Contemporary Chinese Paintings of Traditional Style. With paintings from Xu Beihong, Zhang Daqian, Qi Baishi, Wu Zuoren, Fu Baoshi, Xie Zhiliu, Ding Yanyong.

      Paris, Editions Euros, 1949. Fol., Leinen Very Rare Limited Edition of only 500 copies. All housed in its original portfolio and slipcase. 16 pages. (title, introduction and titles of plates) + 8 colour plates, (one is on heavier card), + 1 beautiful colour plate on silk, under a mount, 18\" X 13\".(46,5 x 33,5 cm) One of only 500 copies on paper out of a total of only 528, this is number 298. A set of paintings reproductions on hard paper. Painters represented are: Ju Péon (Xu Beihong) - Tchang Ta Ts\'ien (Zhang Daqian) - Tsi Pei Che (Qi Baishi) - Sié Che Lieou (Xie Zhiliu) - Pan Chun K\'in - Fou Pao Che (Fu Baoshi) - Ou Sogène (Wu Zuoren) - Ting Yen Yong (Ding Yanyong). Covers are a little rubbed/bumped, unevenly faded/marked. The slipcase is rubbed, spilt on some edges, marked. Inside the loose pages are a bit foxed/marked/stained. Beautifully illustrated. Highly collectable and extremely scarce. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Chinesische Kunst, Malerei

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Uni München]
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        Pioneers of Space

      Los Angeles: Leonard-Freefield Co, 1949. First Edition. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Signed by George Adamski on the front free end paper, inscribed "Good luck to you" and dated 11-12-1950. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Bowing to rear board. Light rubbing to gilt stamping and cloth at edges, slight fading to spine. Pages toned, offsetting to end papers. Small water spot to edge of page block. Contact address for Adamski's "Advanced Thinkers Club" is revised and updated in pencil. A very rare Adamski title, ghost-written for him by his secretary, Lucy McGinnis. Critics would later draw similarities between this early work of science fiction and his later claims of real-life space travel in Inside the Space Ships.

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        TRIBAL FANTASY

      [Philadelphia, 1949. In fine condition, in a burnished gilt wood frame. Fantastical painting by Robert Riggs, showing two Indian warriors performing the Sun Dance, the first with ropes attached to piercings on his chest, and the second attached by piercings at his eyelids. Buffalo skulls also swing from ropes attached to the dancers, while they hold feather-covered leather shields. Blood streams from all their piercings. In classic Riggs style, each bead on the moccasins of the dancers is picked out clearly, and the painting is thick with Native details. Robert Riggs (1896-1970) was in his heyday one of the best-known artists and illustrators in the United States. After studies at the Art Students League and service during World War I, Riggs settled in Philadelphia, his home base for the rest of his life. In the 1930s and '40s he rose to national prominence as an illustrator, lithographer, and commercial artist, producing well-known images of boxers and circuses (two life-long obsessions), and of soldiers during World War II. In 1940, around the peak of his career as an illustrator, his drawings commanded $750-$1500 each, and his name was as well-known in the trade as that of Norman Rockwell. But Riggs loathed this commercial work, and after 1950 he slid increasingly into obscurity, although revered by those who knew him in the Philadelphia art world. When he died in 1970, he was almost forgotten. Riggs was never comfortable working in oils or watercolor, preferring dry mediums such as pencil and charcoal. For the few large paintings he created, he employed a technique of blending dry pigments with mastic varnish and alcohol, working on panels he had especially manufactured for his use. This technique, which creates a surface similar to the look of egg tempera, adds to the extraordinary character of Riggs' major compositions. Riggs had a particular fascination with American Indians. In his days of affluence during the Depression and World War II, he formed a major collection of American Indian artifacts. According to his biographer, he owned "an odd and unsettling collection of American Indian artifacts...He was a serious and widely read amateur anthropologist, whose hobby, an expensive one into which he happily poured much of his substantial income...was guided in part by Frank N. Speck of the University of Pennsylvania, a friend who was perhaps the foremost authority then on Indians of the Northeast." This collection played an important part in the creation of the present painting, and particular artifacts depicted are probably based on items in his collection. Riggs clearly went to great lengths to make the finely realized details of his painting completely accurate. His own collections and his friendship with Speck aided him in this (Riggs did small drawings of artifacts for several of Speck's publications). Thus, such details as the figures' elaborate body paint are based on Riggs' understanding of the Native American traditions and practices at work in the ceremony. At the same time, the distortions of scale and perspective typical of Riggs' flamboyant paintings are fully in evidence.

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        Hoggie

      Hollis & Carter 1949 - 1949. First Edition. 179 pages. Grey illustrated dust jacket with white lettering over brown cloth. B&W illustrations throughout. Clean pages with no noticeable markings or annotations. Few light dash marks here and there. End papers are rippled from some mild water damage, leaving some light marking. Some internal hinge cracks exposing netting. Both hinges cracked, thus the front board is slack. Mild tanning to endpapers and page edges. Moderate discolouration to endpapers at top of hinges. Mild wear to spine, edges and corners. Heavy water staining and white discolouration to boards which are slightly warped. Unclipped dust jacket. Heavy wear, with large tears and loss. Rub-wear marking to lighter areas of jacket. Some tape repair. Mild to moderate soiling to DJ. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Banlieue de Paris. Texte de Blaise Cendrars sur 130 photos de Robert Doisneau.

      Lausanne, Le Guilde de livre, 1949 Gr.8°, 54 S., 1 Bl., 135 S. m. Photographien, 2 Bl. (Register), Kart., Min angeschmutzt, wenig beschienen, Ecken min gestaucht, innen sauber. [Das poetische Paris der einfachen Leute. abgerissen und durch unmenschliche Neubaut-Ghettos ersetzt.] Mit Widmung: »An Nelly und Bruno zum Hochzeitstag. Wir durften an Euer Liebe teilnehmen. Nehmt Teil an Unserer. Damit die Welt weit werde! 20. April 1950 Suzy. Max [Rascher]. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Photographie

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        Doisneau, Robert. La Banlieue de Paris. Texte de Blaise Cendrars sur 130 photos de Robert Doisneau.

      La Guilde du Livre, Lausanne. 1949. - gr. 8°. OPb. 135(2) S. Auflage 4300 nummerierte Expl., dieses 1082. Mit Widmung und Signatur von Blaise Cendrars [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Pickwickier (Band 1 und 2) (2 Bände)

      Deutsche Buch Gemeinschaft, Berlin 1949 - roter Kopfschnitt, Einband etwas angeschmutzt bei Band 1, Buchblock gut erhalten, Buchrückenkanten leicht berieben - Text in Frakturschrift. Die nachgelassenen Papiere des Pickwick-Klubs enthaltend einen getreuen Bericht der Wahrnehmungen, Gefahren, Reisen, Abenteuer und heiteren Erlebnisse der korrespondierenden Mitglieder des Klubs. Mit vielen Bildern nach zeitgenössischen Stichen. deutsch 942 pages. 8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Shane

      Houghton Mifflin, 1949 - 1st edition, first printing, of the author's first and most famous book Very good/good (the dj, while intact, has lost its colored surface for about the bottom inch, probably from the removal of tape; there is also a less noticeable tape removal strip on the back flap; there are quite short tape ghosts at the top and bottom of each board; the original price is present, and there is no writing or other marks inside; the book is quite rare with a dj in any condition) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Von kleinen Leuten und großen Dingen Erzählungen

      Brentano, Stuttgart 1949 - Einband und Buchrücken fleckig, Vorsatz und Vorsatzblatt stockfleckig, Besitzervermerk, SU beschädigt, Seiten sauber - Text in Frakturschrift. deutsch 267 pages. 8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1984

      Published by Secker & Warburg, London in 1949 This 1st edition of the literary classic by George Orwell is in Near Fine Condition. With its original light green boards and red lettering to the spine, the only flaws to speak of are a slight lean and fading to the spine, very slight bumping to the base of the spine and some minor ageing and spotting to the pastedowns and the free endpapers. Otherwise, the pages remain bright and clean. The book is encased in its original, unclipped  red dustjacket, which is in Very Good + condition. There is some wear to the edges of the wrapper, fading to the spine and a small tear at the base of the front cover. The jacket is worn at the spine ends, predominantly at the top, with a small section torn away. The back panel of the jacket has been smudged with red ink. There is the original price of 10s. net on the front flap of the cover. In all a lovely copy of this classic book.

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        Magie der Schiene. Vorzugsausgabe mit einem Inkjet-Edeldruck und der Faksimile, einem Beiheft u. einer DVD.

      Zürich, Kubus-Vlg./edition peter petrej, 1949/2009 Gr.8°, o. P. (8 Doppelbl. m. 12 ganzseit. u. 2 doppelblattgrossen Abb.); Beiheft 8 Bl., zahlr. teilw. farb Abb.; 1 DVD, 1 Inkjet-Druck in Kassette., Faks.: Lose Doppelbl. in Brosch. m. Bauchbinde; Beiheft (Broschur) und 1 DVD in Schuber. Alles in Kassette (41 x 31,5 cm) mit lose beiliegendem Inkjet-Edeldruck (40 x 30 cm)., Verlagsfrisch NEUERSCHEINUNG. Die Vorzugausgabe ist auf 10 röm. num. Exemplare limitiert und enthält einen Inkjet-Edeldruck (40 x 30 cm). Dieser ist ebenfalls signiert und num. Ein wichtiges Fotobuch und eine Ode auf die Dampfkraft! 60 Jahre nach dem Erscheinen des Originales. Mit einem Begleitheft (Werkschau und einem Essay) von René Teo Schlachter und einem Film von Phil Dänzer «Magie aus der Dunkelkammer - Der Fotograf René Groebli». Zürich 2007 Die Erstausgabe von «Magie der Schiene». der Urform von «Rail Magic». ist 1949. vor sechzig Jahren. erschienen. Es war damals eines von wenigen künstlerisch wirklich anspruchsvollen Fotobüchern mit einer eigenen Bildsprache. für welche das Verständnis erst zu keimen begann. Insofern steht diese Publikation als Meilenstein da und rechtfertigt darum den Nachdruck in der vorliegenden Form. Dass diese eigenwillige Bildsprache so lange Zeit benötigte. um verstanden zu werden. verwundert heute. Es ist diese Sprache. die in Groeblis facettenreichem Werk in jeder Phase sichtbar ist und die in jeder seiner Werkgruppen zum Ausdruck kommt. Kenner der Fotografie sammeln Arbeiten von René Groebli. weil sein Werk eine Konstanz in allen Bewertungskriterien aufweist. die auf diesem Niveau äusserst selten ist. Das überaus vielfältige Werk umfasst etliche Themengruppen. die mit ihrer Aussage der Zeit voraus waren. Groebli hat stets alle technischen Möglichkeiten mit grossem handwerklichem Können genutzt. wie zum Beispiel die Bewegungsunschärfe oder das Herausarbeiten von Kornstrukturen. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Photographie

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        The Art of Living [Inscribed Association Copy]

      NY: Harper & Brothers. (1949). The second book by this artist who is perhaps most famous as a New Yorker cover artist and cartoonist: his "View of the World from 9th Avenue" became an iconic and satirical comment on New Yorkers' self-centered view of their place in the world. This book comprises about 300 Steinberg drawings, most published here for the first time. Between the publication of his first book and this one, Steinberg had been selected for the prestigious show "Fourteen Americans" at the Museum of Modern Art, along with such artists as Robert Motherwell, Ahile Gorky, I. Rice Pereira, and others, and is considered to have been the show that "proclaimed the arrival of Abstract Expressionism" in 1946. This copy is inscribed by Steinberg to Peter Matthiessen, "with affectionate greetings" and dated December 25, 1985. Another name in pencil on half title; sunning and staining to illustrated boards; a good copy, lacking the dust jacket but with the front and back jacket flaps laid in. A nice association copy between a notable artist and a notable writer. First Edition. Hardcover.

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        STEINBECK OF MICE AND MEN ORIGINAL RADIO SCRIPT ADAPTATION w/ SECRETARIALLY SIGNED LETTER 1949

      THEATRE GUILD ON THE AIR: , 1949. ORIGINAL RADIO SCRIPT ADAPTATION of STEINBECK'S OF MICE AND MEN by ROBERT ANDERSON. Mimeographed Manuscript, staple bound at the upper left corner, 8.5x11", pages printed on one side only, 63 numbered pages plus additional pages inserted here and there with lettered-numbers following a numbered page (i.e. 61, 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, 62; 46, 46A, 46B, 46C, 46D, 46E, 47; etc.) plus a cover page, a "Characters" page, and 2 Introductory pages lettered A and B. The cover page is printed on U.S. STEEL CORPORATION / THEATRE GUILD ON THE AIR stationery. The radio script is dated May 8, 1949. The cover / title page has the following mimeographed information: "OF MICE AND MEN", By John Steinbeck. Adapted by (sic) Radio By Robert Anderson. Sunday, May 8th, 1949. AS BROADCAST 5/8/49. The actors in this 1949 Radio Play included BURGESS MEREDITH, JUNE HAVOC, E.G. MARSHALL, and others. They are listed on the "Characters" page. The OF MICE AND MEN Radio Script is Accompanied by a two page TYPED CARBON AGREEMENT between THE THEATRE GUILD and JOHN STEINBECK. The Agreement is Dated March 15, 1949. In it, John Steinbeck grants permission for The Theatre Guild to adapt his Play, OF MICE AND MEN, for the Radio; and to Broadcast and Re-Broadcast the Radio Play Adaptation. The AGREEMENT is SIGNED in JOHN STEINBECK'S name by his SECRETARY (i.e. Signed Secretarially). Below Steinbeck's secretarially signed signature is typed: "JOHN STEINBECK / c/o ANNIE LAURIE WILLIAMS / 18 East 41 Street / New York City, N.Y." Annie Laurie Williams was the GREAT LITERARY AGENT who was Steinbeck's agent. The Agreement is also SIGNED by ARMINA MARSHALL (Actress and Theatrical Producer) for THE THEATRE GUILD. Condition: RADIO SCRIPT: The cover page has corner creases, wear and tearing around the staples (upper left corner) and light edge wear; the last page has pulled from the staples and has chipping and wear to its edges; a few of the first and last pages have some edge wear and corner creasing; all pages have some light toning; the first page has the pencil price ($6,500), code, and brief note of the previous owner, Peter Howard (see more about Peter Howard below); otherwise this very rare radio script is complete, bright, clean and unmarked. TWO PAGE LETTER: Both pages of the letter are worn, chipped, torn and creased at their edges, the top of the first page has a pencil code and price by the previous owner Peter Howard; otherwise all the typing and signatures remain bright and clear. Provenance of the late PETER HOWARD, ABAA, owner of the now gone SERENDIPITY BOOKS of Berkeley, California. Included is the manila folder that he used to hold the above documents. The folder has no real relation to the Radio Script and Typed Signed Agreement, but it is of interest in that Peter has written his notes on both the front and back sides of the folder, including that he entered (into his system) the documents on 10/3/91, and, on several places, his price of $6,500. The folder is in POOR condition, split in two parts, torn and chipped along the edges. The folder is included only in that it might be of general interest and because it provides provenance. You can read about ROBERT ANDERSON on Wikipedia. You can read about the Literary Agent ANNIE LAURIE WILLIAMS on various Internet sites. Good

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        Drei Alte Männer Gespräche

      Wiesbaden, Liemes Verlag, 1955. 44 Seiten 8° Orig. Halbpergament mit gold. Prägung Dieses Buch trägt die Nummer 116 einer auf 150 Exemplare begrenzten Vorzugsausgabe. Mit handsigniertem Bildnis Gottfried Benns. Seiten dem alter entsprechend leicht gebräunt, auf Seite 14 befindet sich ein ganz kleiner Fleck. Der Gesamtzustand ist sehr gut. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Boccaccios Decamerone. Exemplarisches Zeugnis der sinnenfrohen italienischen Renaissance. Nordfrankreich ca. 1445-50, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris Ms. 5070

      Scriptorium, mit spanisch-englischem Kommentar inkl. Textübersetzung + Prof Dr. Eberhard König \"Boccacio. Decameron\", Belser 2000 800 Seiten (400 Folios) Format: 40 x 28,5 cm Bl Versand D: 5,00 EUR Decameron, Faksimile

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        L'Art non figuratif non objectif. Introduction de Pierre Peissi.- Exemplaire signé par l'artiste.

      P., Lydia Conti, 10 septembre 1949. - Livre ancien 23 x 19 cm, 131 p., 7 pochoirs originaux en couleurs h.-t., 17 planches en noir dans le texte (expérimentation du prisme). Broché, couv. impr. Parfait état. Edition originale, tirage limité à 1000 ex. num., exemplaire signé par Herbin. Ce traité fondamental de Herbin est l'une des références majeures de la peinture abstraite de cette époque. Pour Auguste Herbin (1882-1960), la couleur a son langage propre, qu'il associe d'abord à des formes simples rythmiquement organisées, avant d'établir un système de relation étroite entre la couleur et la forme qui constituera l'originalité de l'œuvre abstraite qu'il accomplit à partir de 1940 pour exprimer " une vision spirituelle de l'univers ". Il élabore un " alphabet plastique " fondé sur les couleurs pures combinées avec les figures élémentaires de la géométrie plane : cercle, carré, rectangle, triangle, losange. L'utilisation de cet alphabet est codifiée dans "l'Art non figuratif non objectif" que publie la galerie Lydia Conti. Herbin exerce une grande influence sur les jeunes artistes abstraits d'après-guerre. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Fireside Cook Book.

      New York: Simon and Schuster., 1949. Quarto. Original pictorial brown cloth, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. colour illustrations throughout by Alice and Martin Provensen. Ends of spines and corners rubbed, small closed tear and paper clip mark to front free endpaper, dust jacket with wear to extremities, chipping and closed tears to ends of spine, wear along flap folds and spine edges, chip to rear top edge. A very good copy. Second printing. Inscribed by Beard to his editor and friend John Ferrone, "For John and [-], who love to cook and can, with affection Jim." A wonderful association copy. Beard is considered the 'The Dean of American Cuisine'. Today the James Beard Foundation operates in remembrance of him by "promoting the culinary arts, by honouring chefs, wine professionals, journalists, and cookbook authors at annual award ceremonies and providing scholarships and educational opportunities to cooking hopefuls.

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        Complete Poems of Robert Frost, 1949

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1949. First edition. Octavo, original green cloth. Inscribed by the author underneath his portrait opposite to the title page, "Robert Frost to Virginia Collins." Laid into the book is the original receipt to the recipient from the bookstore where it was purchased. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some small chips and tears.

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        Six One Act Plays by South African Authors

      J.L. Van Schaik. Hardcover. 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. . Very Good. 1949. First Edition.

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        An extremely rare Autograph Letter Signed, by Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter to his manager, Marjorie Fairbanks.

      New York, March 28, 1949. 7.5" x 8.75". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""H. Ledbetter,"" 1 page, 7.5"" x 8.75"" (visible), New York, March 28, 1949, to his manager Marjorie Fairbanks concerning the receipt of monies from his ""Bass [player?]"" Light toning toward bottom margin, light mailing folds, else fine. Elegantly matted and framed to 26.5"" x 20.75"" with a large color portrait of Ledbetter playing guitar.Ledbetter writes, in full: ""Dear mrs Fairbanks[,] i rec[eived] som[e] money From my Bass [player] He is all right But He was slow[.] i did[']n[t] [kn]ow whot [sic] was the mat[t]er But now i [kn]ow so Don[']t warrie [sic] we got every thing in front of us Take care of your Self and say Hello to Clif[f]ord [Manz] for me and martha H Ledbetter"" Although he is identified primarily with his solo-guitar work, in the late 1930s and early 1940s, Ledbetter began playing with jazz ensembles?"part of the burgeoning New Orleans jazz revival. Huddie discovered that he was being credited as an important source in the development of jazz when music historians Charles Edward Smith and Frederick Ramsey, Jr. began inquiring into the roots of his music. In the early to mid 1940s, Ledbetter toured with several jazz and blues bands including combos headed by the likes of Bunk Johnson, Brownie McGhee and Art Hodes. Around June 1946, he recorded five songs in New York with George ""Pops"" Foster on bass (together with Willie ""The Lion"" Smith on piano, Sonny Terry on harmonica, and Brownie McGhee on guitar). During January and February 1949 he made several radio appearances on the WNYC Jazz Festival as well as a $75 gig at the Jazz Band Ball in February and in the same month he joined the musicians union (Charles K. Wolfe, Life and Legend of Leadbelly, 1992, pp. 232-244). Clifford Manz was serving the lecture and concert coordinator for the University of Minnesota when Ledbetter performed there in the fall of 1948. (Ibid, p. 253)."

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