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        A l'aube de mon destin, sept ans aux Ballets Russes

      Albin Michel 1949 - - Albin Michel, Paris 1949, 19,5x24,5cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin blanc de Rives, seuls grands papiers. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein skyvertex gris souris, dos lisse, gardes et contreplats de papier marbré. En frontispice, un portrait de l'auteur par Jean Cocteau, iconographie. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 30 numbered copies on white vellum of Rives, only large paper. Publishers'Full binding sky mouse gray, smooth back, guards and contreplats marbled paper. Frontispiece, a portrait of the author by Jean Cocteau, iconography. Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action WITH Hole Injection in Germanium - Quantitative Studies and Filamentary Transistors WITH The Theory of P-n Junctions in Semiconductors and P-n Junction Transistors

      American Telephone and Telegraph Company, New York 1949 - First Edition. viii, 753 pages. 8vo. Dark blue/black cloth with replaced endpapers. Page edges speckled. Spine lettering "Bell System Technical Journal" | "Vol 28, 1949". Ex-libris "P. Caporale" with owner's name lettered on front panel and signature on front pastedown endpaper. This volume includes all 4 quarterly issues of theBell System Technical Journal for 1949. Original wrappers are not bound in as is often the case. A sound copy. Cloth. Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956 "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect." The first paper referenced here, 'Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action' is the classic paper on the subject, here in it's original publication format. The same paper was published simultaneously in the April 15, 1949 issue of the Physical Review. This volume also contains a paper by Claude Shannon 'Communication Theory of Secrecy Systems' which was originally published in a classified memorandum 'A Mathematical Theory of Cryptography' in Sept 1, 1945. It was declassified, and published here for the first time publically. There are also other papers on the transistor, and papers by other Bell System researchers. The Bell System Research Labs functioned as a rich incubator during this period, turning out key developments across many technologies. The Bell System Technical Journal is an important journal of record for research in electronics, physics, communications theory, and mathematics.Shannon, Collected Papers #24 (original memorandum publication) and #25 (this publication, which is noted as superceding the original memorandum). Origins of Cyberspace 450. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Autograph Note, in Shorthand, Signed with Initials (Accompanied By:) Typed Memorandum from His Secretary, with Shaw's Ms. Response]

      London, 1949. Two items, first on lined notecard (75 x 125 mm), second on octavo lettersheet. Very good. An exchange with Blanche Patch, his secretary, about recommendations for a radio. The first item, in Shaw's shorthand, bears Patch's interlinear transcription in pencil: "In future Penguin accounts and cheques are to be sent to us directly, not to the Soc. of Authors. Your radio is worse than useless if it cannot get you the 3rd program. Mrs. Laden's one in the kitchen is all right, get one like it. I will pay for it. She will tell you the make. G.B.S." The second item is a typed memo from Patch to Shaw, thanking him for his offer to pay for a new radio, but declining his offer, explaining the nature of the interference, and mentioning how the Marconiphone he gave her fifteen years earlier still gets the Home Service. Shaw responds in ink in the lower portions of the sheet, and in a very frail hand: "Our refrigerator put my Murphy receiver out of action until I got it insulated; but the [illegible] is quite unaffected. The Marconi may still be worth something in exchange. It may even be adaptable to the 3rd program. If so it may be better than a new one. Most old contraptions are better made than the latest."

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        Hommage à René Benjamin. Illustrations de Guy Arnoux et André Jacquemin.

      - Paris, Pierre Lanauve de Tartas, 1949. In-8 en feuilles, sou couverture rempliée, chemise et étui (bords de l'étui un peu frottés, sinon bel exemplaire). Tirage limité à 193 exemplaires sur Annam, ici UN DES 10 exemplaires comportant une QUADRUPLE SUITE (Japon, Satin de Lyon, Annanm et Johannot) des 3 gravures (après 3 exemplaires uniques). Exemplaire SIGNÉ par Guitry, Farrère, La Varende, Maurras, les frères Tharaud et H. Bordeaux. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. Langue : Français

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        Critique des critiques

      Nagel 1949 - - Nagel, Paris 1949, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé américain, seuls grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé de Marcel Pagnol à madame Goguay Degrenan. Bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé américain, seuls grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé de Marcel Pagnol à madame Goguay Degrenan. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Communication in the Presence of Noise. Bell Telephone System Technical Publications, Monograph B-1644

      Bell Telephone Laboratories, New York, NY 1949 - First Separate Edition. 12 pages. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Printed grey, blue and black wrappers. Ex-library stamp on front cover dated Aug 11, 1949. Otherwise unmarked. Wraps. "Hartley's [Transmission of Information, 1928] results, published before the end of [the 1920s], were to be guiding rules for transmission engineers for nearly 20 years, giving way to a more comprehensive theory only when Claude Shannon would carefully examine the effect of noise on the ability of a system to preserve faithful indications of amplitude." (A History of Engineering & Science in the Bell System, The Early Years, p 909).The original manuscript of this paper was received by the Institute of Radio Engineers July 23, 1940. It was presented at the IRE National Convention in New York on March 24, 1948 and November 12, 1947 (IRE New York Section). It was first published in the Proceedings of the Institute of Radio Engineers, Volume 37, pp 10-21 in January 1949, and here as a first separate edition in 1949 (month unknown).Often erroneously referred to as offprints, the Monograph series was not published in most cases contemporaneously with the original publications. The series also included work by Bell System employees that were first published outside the Bell System umbrella. They are, however, usually the first separate publication, and are thus highly prized by collectors since offprints in the traditional sense were not produced in the Bell System as far as we are aware.Shannon, Collected Papers, #43 (referring to the Proceedings Institute of Radio Engineers issue). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

      City of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado 1949 - This exceptional book id highly significant to the Pikes Peak Region. Cover title: COLORADO SPRINGS SPEAKS FOR ITSELF . Presenting a singularly outstanding site for the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY at COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO. Title page: "To the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, to the SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, to the SECRETARY of the DEPARTMENT of the AIR FORCE and to the AIR FORCE ACADEMY SITE SELECTION BOARD, COLORADO SPRINGS respectfully submits the herewith described site as fulfilling all the basic requirements and specifications for the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY. "In addition to the fundamentals of an optimum site, COLORADO SPRINGS offers the important extras of a strategically defensive location, geographically balanced and in a year-around climate where work and study reaches peak efficiency, and where persons making official visits will not be required to encounter long periods of extreme heat or cold. "Colorado Springs: Where Training Time is Any Time." Original blue buckram binding. Silver print on front cover. Dimensions: 20 inches by 14-1/2 inches. 19 pages; 17 photographic. Standley, Photographers. This official proposal volume is actually a set of site and architectural plans for the new Air Force Academy. President Eisenhower was the main motivator behind the establishment of the Air Force Academy. There were 580 proposals from 45 states; however, Colorado Springs was chosen from the last round from three states. Condition of volume: very good; several ex-library marks, but none are obtrusive; first tissue sheet torn and taped; some light "coffee-staining" on first page; however, after that, all pages are clean and bright and highly detailed. No listings in OCLC. Exceedingly scarce. Part of the official proposal that won the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado the location of the U.S. Air Force Academy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sortilèges. Avec des illustrations gravées sur cuivre par A. Jacquemin.TIRAGE DE TETE AVEC SUITE. Titre en couleurs de J.-G. Daragnès.

      Paris, La Passerelle 1949 - Voir nos visuels, un des 10 exemplaires Hors Commerce sur vélin de Lana avec une suite (tirage limité à 181), Paris, La Passerelle, 188 pages, 1949. Magnifiques gravures sur cuivre en pleine page de A. Jacquemin (Bénézit V-105: Ec. Fr., graveur, expose à la Sté Nle des Beaux-Arts.), reproduites dans la suite sur un superbe papier Malacca. Titre en couleur de Daragnès. in-4 en feuilles, couverture imprimée, intérieur propre (très léger brunissement), étui et chemise (qq marques et usures). Très bel et rare exemplaire de tête avec sa suite. Envoi rapide et soigné! (A15) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dal Satiricon di Petronio

      Venezia: Cavallino, , 1949. Ottimo (Fine). 13 grandi litografie originali numerate e firmate (cm 34x25). cm 51x41. . Ottimo (Fine). Edizione originale di 45 es. numerati.

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        Caso di uomo

      Venezia: Cavallino, , 1949. Molto Buono (Very Good). 8 litografie originali in nero, numerate e firmate di Garelli (cm 35x25). Un testo dell'A. riprodotto litograficamente al risvolto della copertina. Cm 25x35. pp. 8. Molto Buono (Very Good). Fioriture leggere alla copertina (Some light yellowing at the covers). Edizione originale di 75 es. numerati.

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        THE INCREDIBLE PLANET.

      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press,. 1949. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#140776). First edition. One of 500 copies with inserted limitation leaf, this being one of 250 numbered copies signed by Campbell. A continuation of adventures chronicled in THE MIGHTIEST MACHINE (1947). See Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-7. In 333.

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        SENRYU: Japanese Satirical Verses.

      [Tokyo 1949], Hokuseido.Green pictorial cloth, foldout color. plate, many b.w. & color text drawings, photos, 230p.,superb. dj in mylar protector, 14.4 x 21.5 cm. FIRST & ONLY EDITION. !! VERY RARE AUTHOR'S SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY: "R.H. BLYTH". ONE OF HIS RAREST AND MOST FASCINATING JAPANESE STUDIES Zen master D.T. Suzuki described Blyth as "One of the most eminent exponents of Japanese culture." Blyth's studies on Haiku, Japanese humor, and Zen are "unique contributions towards East-West understanding." *** Blyth lived and worked in the East for 40 years, until his death in 1964. Aldous Huxley describes Blyth's work as "illuminating." W.J. Higginson writes in his Haiku Handbook, thanks to Blyth, "A new interest in Japanese Haiku began to grow among the poets of the post WWII generation." *** Full text in English & Japanese, with Romanized Japanese text, Japanese satirical verse at its best. *** ZEN AND HAIKU: Blyth's studies on Haiku, Japanese humor and Zen are "unique contributions towards East-West understanding." Blyth lived & worked in the east 40 years, until his death in 1964. The history of Zen is the history of moments. It cannot be, like the history of ideas, or even the history of the freedom of thought, an account of development, systematization, criticism, modification, replacement and so forth. Zen seems to become deeper sometimes, shallower, broader, narrower sometimes, but there is no progress of the ordinary kind. It is a history only in the sense of being a list of names of great men in the attainment of great and so forth. Zen seems to become deeper sometimes, shallower, broader, narrower sometimes, but there is no progress of the ordinary kind. It is a history only in the sense of being a list of names of great men in the attainment of great Buddha-hood. * BLYTH'S CONTRIBUTION: Blyth lived and worked in the East for forty years, until his death in 1964 at the age of sixty-six. From the time of his internment in Japan during World War II, Blyth wrote assiduously. In the 1950's, his "ZEN IN ENGLISH LITERATURE" and "ORIENTAL CLASSICS" and "HAIKU" reached enthusiastic readers in America and Europe. Aldous Huxley describes Blyth's work as "illuminating." As William J. Higginson writes in his "HAIKU HANDBOOK," thanks to Blyth "a new interest in Japanese Haiku began to grow among poets of the immediate post World War II generation." ... Blyth's Contribution to cross-cultural understanding was manifold. In 1945, Blyth assumed a post as professor of English at Tokyo's Gakushuin University, the former Peers' School. For almost twenty years he tutored Crown Prince Akihito, the present Emperor. Blyth played a leading role in Emperor Hirohito's historical declaration of January 1, 1946, that he was a human being rather than a god. Blyth edited numerous writings from English and American literature, making them available to avid Japanese readers. *** Original editions of Reginald Horace Blyth's writings are always R A R E ! **** THIS EDITION: There was only one small printing of this title published by Hokuseido just three and a half years after the end of World War II [August 1945]. This is the FIRST AND ONLY R A R E EDITION OF THE BOOK ! *** ILLUSTRATOR: This work was profusely color illustrated by Sobun Taniwaki. *** DUSTJACKET: The dust jacket was issued in a matching color and illustration matching the binding cloth, found in two variants: a. Back states "Printed in Occupied Japan" b. Back does not state "Printed in Occupied Japan" *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: Please inquire with us as we try keep a variety of Blyth titles in stock. You may also request a list of his books in stock. . Other Blyth writings: * Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics, The Hokuseido Press, 1942 · Haiku, 1949-1952, in four volumes: Vol.1: Eastern Culture. Vol.2: Spring. Vol.3: Summer-Autumn. Vol.4: Autumn-Winter. The Hokuseido Press . Japanese Satirical Verses, The Hokuseido Press, 1949 Japanese Humour, Japan Travel Bureau, 1957 Japanese Life and Character in Senryu, 1959. Oriental Humor, 1959. . Zen and Zen Classics, in five volumes: Vol.1: General Introduction, from the Upanishads to . Huineng.1960. Vol.2: History of Zen.1964. Vol.3: History of Zen.1970. Vol.4: Mumonkan.1966. Vol.5: Twenty-Five Zen Essays.1962. The Hokuseido Press. [Note: this set's numbering is complicated, see us for complete information on what comprises a full set.] . Edo Satirical Verse Anthologies, 1961. The Hokuseido Press. A History of Haiku in two volumes: Vol.1: From the Beginnings up to Issa. Vol.2: From Issa up to the Present.1963.The Hokuseido Press. · Games Zen Masters Play: Writings of R. H. Blyth, 1976. * For more on Blyth see Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reginald_Horace_Blyth * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action, in, The Physical Review, Vol 75, No. 8, April 15, 1949; Second Series

      APS, NY April 15, 1949; pp 1115-1338 inclusive, Bardeen and Brattain's article on pp 1208-1225 inclusive; double-column. Very Good overall, large light-blue paper covers of The Physical Review, prev. owner's name lightly across top righthand corner; small closed tear at lower spine paper, loose tear along upper spine paper, spine toned, bump at lower spine end. The binding is secure and square, the pages are clean and unmarked'The transistor in the form described herein consists of two point-contact electrodes, called emitter and collector, placed in close proximity on the upper face of a small block of germanium. The base electrode, the third element of the triode, is a loarge area, low resistance contact on the lower face...' (from the Abstract)'We plan to give here an outline of the history of the development, to give some further data on the characteristics and to discuss the physical principles involved...'

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        [Les Maîtres de l'estampe française contemporaine :] Maurice Savin, dix estampes originales présentées par Pierre Mac Orlan

      Paris: Rombaldi, 1949. Livre. Illus. by Maurice Savin. Très bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l'illustrateur. Ed. originale. In-folio. Paris, Rombaldi, 1949. Coll. "Les Maîtres de l'estampe française contemporaine" (n° 8). 38,5 x 28,5 cm, in-folio, 2 ff. bl. - 7 ff. n. ch. portant 2 eaux-fortes dans le texte - 10 estampes (2 lithographies au crayon, 3 lithograpohies au lavis, 2 lithographie en couleurs, 3 eaux-fortes) toutes numérotées et signées par l'artiste à la mine de plomb et montées sous passe-partout - 3 ff. n. ch. - 3 ff. blancs, en feuilles sous couverture blanche rempliée et imprimée et portefeuille de l'éditeur. Tirage limité à 100 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil de Lana. Celui-ci n° 93. On JOINT la carte de voeux de la Société des Peintres-Graveurs pour 1973 ornée au premier plat d'une lithographie en couleurs de Maurice Savin. Bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 10190) (2,5 kg).

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        The Moving Target: A Novel of Suspense

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1949 - A striking, very near fine copy in a rich bright near fine jacket, with faint, light staining around the edges. The publisher’s price of $2.50 is present on the front inner flap. The first of the Lew Archer series, this book is a Haycraft Queen Cornerstone, its author considered one of the biggest American hard-boiled novelists. A rare and important book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE RISING STORM: A ROGER BROOK STORY.

      Hutchinson & Co. [1949]., London: - First edition. INSCRIBED on title page, "For Diana and Went / With fondest love from Dennis." Diana Younger was Dennis's stepdaughter and they remained close all his life. She illustrated the dust jacket for his 1938 book, THE GOLDEN SPANIARD as well as endpapers for several others. Black cloth shows some minor wear spots, but still very good in good or better dust jacket with minor darkening on (two) edges of rear panel, red lettering on spine faded and barely readable, and a little chipping on spine ends. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MÉTAMORPHOSES. Dix planches gravées au burin par Blanche Quercy de Fronsac, peintre graveur. Oeuvres inédites commentées par Paul Landowski, membre de l'Institut.

      Les éditions du Livre de Plantin, Paris, 1949 - Les Métamorphoses par Blanche Quercy de Fronsac (1949). Tirage unique à 100 exemplaires seulement. 10 burins en noir avec suite de 10 burins en sanguine. Superbe portfolio. Blanche QUERCY DE FRONSAC [illustratrice] MÉTAMORPHOSES. Dix planches gravées au burin par Blanche Quercy de Fronsac, peintre graveur. Oeuvres inédites commentées par Paul Landowski, membre de l'Institut. Les éditions du Livre de Plantin, Paris, 1949 1 volume in-folio (33 x 26 cm), en feuilles sous couverture rempliée ornée d'un burin sur le premier plat, 10 planches en noir et 10 planches en sanguine. 2 pp. de commentaires. Parfait état. Quelques faibles rousseurs sur les serpentes. Sans l'emboîtage. TIRAGE UNIQUE A 100 EXEMPLAIRES SEULEMENT. Toutes les planches sont numérotées à la main par l'artiste qui a également signé et numéroté le portfolio. Les gravures sont été tirées par le maître pressier Georges Visat et la composition des caractères par le maître imprimeur Raymon Jacquet. Les sujets traités sont les suivants : Nessus et Déjanire - Enlèvement de Proserpine - Jupiter et Io - Borée et Orithyie - Les Sirènes - Andromède et Persée - Daphnée et Apollon - Pygmalion et Vénus - Jugement de Paris - Diane surprise par Actéon. "Les gravures que Mme Quercy de Fronsac réunit dans ce volume ne visent pas à constituer une illustration de la mythologie grecque. Elles forment une suite de compositions dont quelques-unes de ces fables sont l'occasion, liées uniquement par leur source d'inspiration et leur facture personnelle. Très douée pour tous les arts, poète, romancière, peintre, Mme Quercy de Fronsac aime surtout graver ; le noir et le blanc ont ses préférences d'artiste. Aucune recherche archéologique dans son Art. Aucune imitation d'un classicisme désuet . Aucune concession non plus à la néologie de l'époque. Aussi courageuse comme artiste qu'elle le fut comme résistante, Mme Quercy de Fronsac dessine et grave pour sa joie, franchement, comme elle sent, comme elle pense. Cette sincérité, jointe à tant de dons naturels et à un métier déjà sûr, nous vaut ces planches variées si séduisantes par leur diversité même. [.]" (extrait) BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE CE SUPERBE PORTFOLIO. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        What Mad Universe

      E. P. Dutton & Company, New York 1949 - First edition, first printing in blue cloth with silver foil stamped spine and silver pictorial cover. E. P. Dutton & Company : New York, 1949, 255 pages. A handsome Fine unmarked copy with a touch of wear at spine ends in a Near Fine protected and unclipped ($2.50) jacket that has a touch of edge wear (mostly at spine ends) and a slightly sun darkened rear cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First Edition. Small octavo (19cm.); original cloth in green dust jacket issue; 312pp. Jacket extremities rubbed and worn, shallow loss to spine crown repaired with white cloth tape, additional old tape repairs to jacket verso; half-inch chip restored at base of spine; cloth unevenly faded. About Very Good. FENWICK A12a.

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1949. Copyright date 1949, first American edition, first printing. Brown cloth over boards with red and black lettering and design on the front and on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine Are minor. Dust jacket, no bent flaps, nor is it price clipped. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are moderate with a chip out of the head of the spine wear along the for edges. Blue Dust jacket shows bright and clean. Now in a protective cover. Text is bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible book of the top 100 novels of the 20th century.. first American Edition. Hardcover. near Fine/Very Good. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible.

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        Knulp. Suivi du Conte et de La Fontaine du Cloître de Maulbronn *

      Théo et Florence Schmied, Montrouge 1949. - En feuilles, couverture rempliée polychrome, illustrée de bandes florales et feuillues, sous double emboîtage demi-toile avec pièce de titre au dos. L'un des 100 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Lana, icelui nominatif ? La justification n'en mentionne pas en cette condition. D'une belle fraîcheur. Nombreux bois gravés couleur de Théo Schmied, pour l'essentiel d'élégantes lettrines, en sus d'un frontispice et de quelques bandeaux. Charmant petit ouvrage de facture artisanale.

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        Chant funèbre pour Ignacio Sanchez Mejias

      Aux Dépens des Exécutants de ce Livre, Paris 1949 - Version en langue française. Présentation sous forme de feuilles libres, supportant chacune une des 20 gravures. Le Texte et les illustrations du Chant funèbre pour Ignacio Sanchez Mejias (Titre espagnol : LLanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías) ont été composés et entièrement gravés au burin par Abram KROL (1919-2001). Traduction de Rolland SIMON. Le maître-imprimeur en taille douce André Moret en a tiré, en format Quarto Raisin : 15 exemplaires sur Annam numérotés de 1 à 15, accompagnés d'un dessin original de l'illustrateur, 50 exemplaires sur papier fabriqués à la main et séchés à l'air, des Moulins de Richard de Bas, en Auvergne, numérotés de 16 à 65, 160 exemplaires sur B.F.K. Rives numérotés de 66 à 225 ; notre exemplaire est justifié par le numéro 078. Suivent encore 26 exemplaires numérotés de A à Z, hors commerce. Tous les exemplaires sont signés par l'illustrateur (planche XX, constituant la justification). La présente édition, qui contient 20 planches gravées sur cuivre, a été terminée le 7 décembre 1949. Ignacio Sanchez Mejias (1891-1934) était un matador espagnol, décédé à la suite d'une blessure à la cuisse dans l'exercice de son art. Son ami Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936, assassiné) lui composa ce poème. Couverture souple, rempliée, illustrée d'une gravure supplémentaire. Papier pergamine de Protection. Sous chemise rigide, cartonnée, illustrée sur le plat. Emboîtement cartonné, rigide, portant la même illustration que celle sur la chemise rigide, sur un côté. Etat : Bon état. Emboîtement : moyen, frottements et petits accidents. Chemise rigide : bon, accidents entre le dos et les plats, à l'intérieur. Couverture souple : bon. Intérieur : très bon. 34.5 x 27 x 2 cm 1270g. Couverture souple, chemise rigide [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Modern Tailor Outfitter and Clothier 3Vol Set 3 Volume set with index in box

      London: The Caxton Publishing Company Ltd, 1949 The Modern Tailor Outfitter and Clothier New and Revised Edition3 Volume set with index in the origional boxBlue embossed boards with gilt lettering, volumes seem little used and come in the original boxThe volumes takes account of all branches of the Clothing trade and covers every aspect of its activities technical practical and commercial.measuring, cutting, fitting and altering of all manner of gentlemen's garments, clerical garments, court dress, Scottish dress, outfits for the tropics, colour in men's wear

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        Élégie d`Ihpétonga. Suivie de Masques de Cendre. Illustrés de Quatre Lithographies originales de Pablo Picasso.

      Paris, Éditions Hémisphères, (1949). 4°. o. Pag. [31 Bll.] OBrosch. m. OSch. In franz. Sprache. Nr. 127 von insges. 240 Expl. Mit den vier Lithographien, im Stein datiert. In losen Lagen. Mit der eighd. zweizeiligen Widm. Goll`s, - OSch. alt m. Japanpapier hinterlegt, gelöschter Exlibris-St. a. ersten Bogen sowie Präge-St., leichte Gbrsp. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Franz. Literatur; Illustr. Bücher

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        Douglas Sirk and Cornel Wilde on the set of "Shockproof"

      Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1949. Vintage studio still photograph of director Douglas Sirk working on the set of the 1949 film noir.A wonderful photograph of the entire crew shooting a scene where Cornel Wilde and Patricia Knight are parting at an airport. Sirk is standing on a crane support at the left, and cinematographer Charles Lawton, Jr. is seated just below. A key American noir, from an original screenplay by Samuel Fuller. Shot on location throughout Los Angeles, and notably in the Bradbury Building on Broadway, now an architectural landmark originally built in 1893 by Los Angeles mining millionaire Lewis L. Bradbury and designed by George Wyman.In a custom, museum-quality frame, archivally mounted, with UV glass. 7 x 9 inches (18 x 24 cm), borderless, with a studio stamp and a mimeograph snipe on the verso. Near Fine.Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime, p. 304. Selby, p. 120. Silver, p. 266. Spicer, p. 418.

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        Die Bibel oder die ganze Heilige Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testaments nach der deutschen "bersetzung von D. Martin Luthers

      Württembergische Bibelanstalt, Stuttgart 1949 - Buchblock leicht fleckig, Bindung fest, roter Schnitt fleckig Hinweis: Wir versenden als Brief im Luftpolsterumschlag, bzw. Päckchen/Paket. Auf Wunsch verschicken wir als Büchersendung (bis 500g 1,50 Euro, bis 1000g 2,20 Euro in Deutschland), allerdings kann hier die Laufzeit bis zu 2 Wochen betragen. deutsch 463 pages. kl.8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L¿ABBE C.

      Minuit 1949 - BATAILLE Georges. L¿ABBE C. Roman. Paris, Les éditions de Minuit, 10 V 1950. In-12 (185 x 120 mm) de 225 pp. et [3] ff., broché. ÉDITION ORIGINALE DE CE ROMAN. TIRAGE : 3 ex. sur Madagascar. 30 ex. sur vélin de Ghaldwil. UN DES 30 EXEMPLAIRES SUR VELIN DE GHALDWIL. (Broché, état de neuf, tel que paru). Le narrateur évoque ses relations avec une femme facile, Eponine, et les épreuves auxquelles tous deux soumettent l'abbé C., le frère du narrateur, qu'Eponine poursuit de ses avances, en vue de le « convertir » à l'extase érotique. Les souvenirs intimes de Colette Peignot, dite Laure, maîtresse de Bataille, décédée à 34 ans, lui ont servi pour cet ouvrage. 1500 ¿ [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Door In The Wall.

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Co.,, 1949. Octavo. Blue cloth boards, lettering to spine silver, with the dust jacket. Black and white illustrations throughout by the author. Spine cloth slightly faded, slight roll to spine, book plate of Julia F. Carter to verso of front free endpaper, dust jacket with mild toning to spine, shallow chipping to ends of spines, light creasing to rear panel edges, a very good copy. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by author to Julie F. Carter on the verso of the title page, 'For Julia Carter, with my warm greetings and in memory of a happy dinner party long ago, affectionately Marguerite De Angeli, 1949.' Winner of the 1950 Newbery Medal. Julia F. Carter, was the first full time children's librarian at the New York Public Library. Miss Carter was also the first national president of the Division of Library Work with Children and Young People of the American Library Association. She presented the first ever Caldecott Medal in 1938. Young adult title set in medieval England.

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        L'Art abstrait. Ses origines. Ses premiers maîtres.

      Galerie Maeght,, Paris,, 1949 - Number 765 of 995 copies. First edition. Softbound 4o in coloured wrappers designed by Jean Arp.In original box. Texts by Seuphor about Mondrian, by Jean Arp about Kandinsky and Sophie Taeuber-Arp etc. Texts also by Kandinsky, Picabia, Apollinaire, Schwitters and others. With numerous reproductions in black and white of works by Duchamp, Kandinsky, Kupka, Picabia, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Malevitch, Tatlin and others. Two coloured wood-cuts by Jean Arp and coloured plates of works by Janco, Kandinsky, Kupka, Robwert and Sophie Delaunay, Taeuber-Arp and Mondrian. 322 pages. From the library of Mrs Theo van Doesburg Meudon Paris (stamp inside). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Blumenstillleben mit Schneckenhorn und Zitronen. Aquarell auf Papier. 45 x 57,5 cm (Passepartoutausschnitt). Unten rechts datiert und signiert "Gilles 1949"

      1949 - unter Glas und Passepartout gerahmt 10100 Gramm.

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        Aladdin and the wonderful lamp. Joseph and his brothers. The three bears. The ugly duckling. The sleeping beauty in the wood. The tale of Ali Baba and the forty thieves. Bluebeard. Hansel and Gretel. Jack and the beanstalk. The emperor's new clothes. Pandora's box. King Midas and the golden touch. Beauty and the beast. Dick Whittington and his cat. St. George and the dragon.

      New York: The Limited Editions Club 8vo (31 cm, 12.1"). 15 vols. Illus.. 1949?-52 Complete set of the => entire 15-volume run of the Evergreen Tales, the Limited Editions Club's only books specifically produced and labelled as being for children — the Club's gathering of what they considered to be the most beloved and time-honored of classic children's stories. Edited by Jean Hersholt, these lovingly prepared renditions were illustrated by some of the LEC's biggest names, including Arthur Szyk, Edy Legrand, Raffaelo Busoni, Fritz Eichenberg, et al. Many of the volumes are signed at the colophon by Hersholt, and => illustrators who signed are: Edward Ardizzone, Everett Gee Jackson, Ervine Metzl, Robert Lawson, Henry C. Pitz, Busoni, and Eichenberg. These examples are numbered copy 238 of either 2000 or 2500 printed depending on the set (except for one trio out of the five, which is numbered 236); the appropriate LEC newsletter is present. Publisher's cloth of various colors, eight volumes in the original glassine dust wrappers, all in publisher's red paper?-covered slipcases with printed paper spine labels; some wrappers with tears or chips, slipcase spines gently sunned, slipcases showing light shelfwear overall with Aladdin case dust-soiled, Emperor's New Clothes' spine lettering rubbed. Ali Baba and a few other volumes with scattered spots of light foxing, overall most pages clean. Newsletter moderately worn. Complete sets are uncommon; this one shows no signs of having been in the hands of any actual child.

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        The World Crisis

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1949. First edition, third printing. Hardcover. This is a collector grade copy of the first abridged and revised edition, third and final printing of Churchill's history of the First World War in the dust jacket unique to this printing. Churchill's history - which he titled "The World Crisis" - was originally published between 1923 and 1931. Of The World Crisis, Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the front. He served as First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915. After the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his masterwork - originally published in six volumes between 1923 and 1931 - far exceeds this purpose. This important edition covering the war years 1911-1918 is not just an abridgement. It incorporates revisions by Churchill with new material, including a whole new chapter on the Battle of the Marne, as well as a new introduction. The U.S. edition preceded the British, making it the true first edition. There were three printings of the U.S. first abridged and revised edition - 1931, 1942, and 1949. All three are quite scarce in the original dust jackets. Here is the third printing, with a black dust jacket unique to this printing that prominently features a famous wartime photo of Churchill by Yousuf Karsh on the front face. A large book and quality production, it is 866 pages with fold-out maps and illustrations, bound in an attractive, vertically scored red cloth. This is a beautiful, near fine plus copy in a near fine dust jacket. The red cloth binding is square, tight, and immaculately clean with nicely rounded spine. The only exterior flaws noted are lightly bumped upper corners. The contents are notably bright with no spotting and no previous ownership marks. All fold-out maps and illustrations are present and pristine. We note only a trace of barely discernible soiling to the otherwise bright page edges. The black dust jacket of this edition proved particularly susceptible to wear and scuffing, perhaps owing to the thin paper of the dust jacket (which was printed black on white paper), and the size and weight of the book. This dust jacket is near fine with perhaps the best spine presentation we?'ve seen; the red spine lettering remains vividly bright with no trace of sunning and there is only minor wear to the spine ends and rear hinge. The dust jacket is unclipped, retaining the original front flap price. The illustrated front face shows only light scuffing with no loss. The sole trivial losses are a .5 inch chip to the upper edge of the rear face and a closed tear with some wrinkling and small chip losses to the rear flap fold. Withal, an exceptionally well-preserved example of a striking and notoriously fragile dust jacket. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.5.c, Woods/ICS A31(ba), Langworth p.114

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        Die Entstehung Des Doktor Faustus

      Bermann-Fischer Verlag, Amsterdam 1949 - SIGNED - Duodecimo. Dark brown cloth covered flexible boards and spine. Spine has a forest green textblock with gilt lettering (still shiny). Gilt illustration on the front board. Very slight bumping at the head and tail of the spine with just a trace of accompanying rubbing at the tail. Inscribed, dated, and signed on the free front endpaper by Thomas Mann in black pen. My best transcription: "An Freund Rastede / mit hirzlickem gruss / S. S. dens 20 Jan 1950 / Thomas Mann." Extensive autobiographical essay written by Mann during the creation of what is, arguably his seminal work. Covers his work from 1943 to the 1947 publication of the novel. 203 pages. Dust Jaclet - Paper dust jacket is clean and bright but missing a rectangular chunk that is the lower 2/3 of the spine. Front and rear covers and inside flaps present in their entirety. 1/4" chip in the tip of each of the corners. Head of the spine has some chipping, the deepest of which is 1/2" deep. Rare. Additional photographs available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        OFFICIAL PROGRAM COMMEMORATING THE INAUGURATION OF HARRY S. TRUMAN AND ALBEN W. BARKLEY: January 20, 1949.

      [Washington DC]:. 1949.. First edition, limited issue. Program from Truman's second inauguration, SIGNED BY HARRY TRUMAN on May 13, 1967. One of an undesignated number of copies of the "Limited DeLuxe Edition," this being number 781 and signed by MELVIN D. HILDRETH, General Chairman of the Inaugural Committee, presumably as called for. Simulated leather, dark-blue pebbled cloth lettered in gold on front. The Rosalind and Alfred Perlman copy, with their names stamped in gold on bottom front corner. Original printed wrappers bound in. Rosalind Perlman, born in Chicago in 1911, was educated at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and later at St. Louis Teachers College. She is the author of THE BLIND DOCTOR, a biography about Jacob Bolotin, a blind physician who lived and practiced in Chicago in the early part of the twentieth century, She and her husband established, under The National Federation of the Blind, the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program, to recognize individuals and organizations working in the field of blindness that have made outstanding contributions. We assume they were contributors to the Truman campaign and had Truman sign their copy at the later date in May 1967. Magazine size, 74 pages including covers; illustrated with photographs. Fine, and scarce signed. .

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        Portrait of Jennie (Screenplay archive of 10 documents, including scripts and supporting documentation)

      Los Angeles: Selznick International Pictures / Vanguard Films, 1949. An archive of 10 scripts and supporting materials for the 1948 film, "Portrait of Jennie," directed by William Dieterle, based on the 1940 novel by Robert Nathan, written for the screen by Peter Berneis, Leonardo Bercovici, and Paul Osborn, and starring Joseph Cotten, Jennifer Jones, Ethel Barrymore, and Lillian Gish. Painstakingly developed by Selznick International and then released under the auspices of Vanguard Pictures (to whom Selznick International was sold),"Portrait of Jennie" is a romantic fantasy so strange and concept-driven that it has always eluded mass popularity. Joseph Cotten portrays a struggling artist who becomes enamored with a little girl named Jennie who inexplicably begins to grow to womanhood over a period of weeks. The archive includes 9 documents related to the film, 6 of which are pre-production, and 4 post-production: Synopsis by Paul MacNamara. Stitched at the top right corner. 3 pages, mimeograph, Near Fine condition. First Temporary Draft by Peter Berneis. Blue wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No.66, and dated October 29, 1946. 156 leaves, mimeograph. Principal pages white, with revision pages in pink, green, and blue, dated variously between 11/25/46 and 12/12/46. Pages and wrapper Near Fine. Final Shooting script. Goldenrod studio wrappers, noted as FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT on the front wrapper, dated January 24, 1947. Credits on the front wrapper for director Dieterle, producer David Hempstead, and Selznick International Pictures. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page integral to the first leaf of text as called for with Selznick scripts from this period. 152 leaves, mimeograph, with several pink and yellow revision pages inserted about one-third of the way through the text, all dated 2/12/47. Pages and wrapper just about Near Fine, bound with two silver brads. Revised Final Shooting script by Peter Berneis. Goldenrod studio wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 121 and dated February 4, 1947. Credits on the front wrapper for novelist Nathan, screenwriter Berneis, producer David Hempstead and director Dieterle, with "A Selznick International Picture" across the bottom. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. An interesting chronological chart showing Jennie's age relative to actual time follows the distribution page. Title page integral with the first page of the script. 150 leaves, mimeograph, with a few undated yellow revision pages throughout. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with three silver brads. Revised script by Leonardo Bercovici. Plain brown studio wrappers. Bercovici's revision of the Berneis script, with the vast majority of the pages revised, with Bercovici's typed initials ("L.B.") at the top left, dated variously between March 5 and April 3, 1947. The unrevised pages do not have his initials, and are not dated. 150 leaves, mimeograph. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads. Revised script by Paul Osborn. Green studio self-wrappers. 102 pages, rubber-stamped copy No. 4, dated June 16, 1947 (re-run June 24, 1947). 120 leaves, mimeograph. Pages and wrapper about Near Fine, bound with three silver brads. Dialogue Cutting Continuity for the trailer. Green top-stitched studio wrappers, dated January 11, 1949. 5 leaves, detailing 1 reel. Pages and wrapper Near Fine. Dialogue Cutting Continiuty for the film. Orange studio wrappers, bound with two brades at the top, dated February 1949. 89 leaves, detailing 5 reels, mimeograph. Pages and wrapper Near Fine. Spotting List for the finished film, undated but circa 1949, with a synopsis, summary of characters, and timing for each scene, all on standard Selznick Releasing Organization printed forms. Tall self-wrappers. 96 leaves, pages and wrapper Very Good plus. Combined 16mm Contnuity for the 1961 release of the film. Tall pink self-wrappers, top-stitched, dated May 16th, 1961. 83 leaves, detailing 3 16mm reels. Pages and wrapper about Near Fine. Weldon (1996), p. 437.

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        A complete set of the 15 ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS for Aladdin & The Wonderful Lamp from EVERGREEN TALES. Group I

      [Limited Editions Club] [1949], [New York] - A complete set of the 15 ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS by Fritz Kredel for Aladdin & The Wonderful Lamp which was one of 15 volumes limited to 2500 copies in the Evergreen Tales series. There are 5 watercolors on three 10-1/2" x 13" sheets mounted to boards, along with what appears to be two slightly different colored drawings of the endpapers for the volume which featured a number of small drawings. In addition there are several progressive proofs of the drawings. Housed in an envelope from the George Macy Companies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Sprache. Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft. Im Auftrage der Wiener Sprachgesellschaft.

      A. Sexl, Wien / Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 1949- 2002. Bände 1(1949) - 43(2002/03). Gr.-8°, Original-kartoniert, der Einband des 1. Bandes beschädigt (hinterer Deckel gelöst), Einbände teils etwas berieben und verblaßt, bei den frühen Jahrgängen Einbände gebräunt, sehr vereinzelt kleine Anstreichungen, ansonsten gut erhaltene Reihe, Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        I Shot Jesse James (Oversize original cast photograph from the 1949 film)

      Los Angeles: Lippert Pictures, 1949. Oversize vintage black-and-white double weight still photograph of the cast and crew for the 1949 film, dated Nov. 24, 1948. Fuller's auspicious directorial debut, one of three films he made for independent producer Robert Lippert before moving to Hollywood studios. An intense portrait of guilt and psychological torment, the film, based on the life of Robert Ford, displays many of the hallmarks of the iconoclastic director's subsequent career. 20 x 15 inches. Very Good plus, with a couple of small closed tears to the bottom edge. Criterion Eclipse 5.

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        Amazing association: Harry Truman, who ended WWII by dropping the bomb, appoints a nuclear physicist and former Manhattan Project scientist, who just a few years before, had proposed the electromagnetic methods that were used to enrich early samples of U-235 used in work on the atomic bomb.

      Washington, D.C., May 21, 1949. 23" x 19". "Partly-printed Document Signed, ""Harry Truman,"" as President, 1 page, 23"" x 19"", Washington, May 21, 1949, appointing ""Henry De Wolf Smyth of New Jersey,"" as ""a Member of the Atomic Energy Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 1950..."" Countersigned, ""James E. Webb,"" as Acting Secretary of State. With an intact paper seal of affixed at lower left. A few very mild creases, else extremely fine condition.The recipient, Henry De Wolf Smyth (1898-1986), was an accomplished physicist and diplomat. Smyth received his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Princeton, and was a member of the university's faculty for much of his career. During the Second World War he was a member of the National Defense Research Committee (1941-1943) where he proposed the electromagnetic methods that were used to enrich early samples of U-235 used in early work on the atomic bomb. From 1943 to 1945 he was a consultant to the Manhattan Project heading research on heavy water while also serving as director of the University of Chicago's Metallurgical Laboratory. In 1945, in the wake of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he authored A General Account of the Development of Methods of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes (popularly known as the ""Smyth Report"") which was the first official, public account of the development of the atomic bomb.In 1949, Harry Truman nominated Smyth to become a member of the Atomic Energy Commission. Following the first successful Soviet atomic test the same year, he argued against Truman's proposal to pursue the hydrogen bomb. He resigned from the Atomic Energy Commission in 1954 over Lewis Strauss' campaign to revoke Robert Oppenheimer's security clearance, despite his personal antipathy toward the former head of the Manhattan Project. In 1961, John F. Kennedy appointed Smyth the United States Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, where he played a crucial role in the adoption of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1970. He retired from the IAEA the same year, but remained active in public affairs, most notably in his opposition to Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Imitative (a.k.a. ""Star Wars""), calling instead for joint reductions in nuclear arms stockpiles. "

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        Jour de fete (Original French Film Program)

      Paris: Cady Films, 1949. Original French program for the 1949 Jacques Tati film, "Jour de Fete," the director's first feature-length movie, about a day in the life of a rural French postman, illustrated throughout in color by Rene Peron. Rather than being a typical program with biographies, photographs, film stills, and essays, Tati's approach is to introduce the film's cast and crew details, then tell its story along with illustrations, in the manner of a children's book. "Jour de fete" was shot in both Thomson-Color and black-and-white, and due to processing difficulties with the former, only the black-and-white version was seen for decades, until 1995 when the color version was restored. Fascinatingly, this rare program clearly illustrates the vivid color that Tati intended audiences in France and Europe to see--though no one did. Tall card wrappers in full color, saddle-stitched, with full-color illustrations throughout and photomontages from the film printed on the wrapper verso. 12 x 8 inches. About Near Fine. A unique piece from one of the most important French films of the twentieth century.

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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. - 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 Big Lift (Original screenplay for the 1950 film, actor Paul Douglas' working copy)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1949. Temporary Script for the 1950 film (here under its working title, "Two Corridors East"). Actor Paul Douglas' presentation copy, bound in blue calf with 10 reference photos from the film bound in throughout. A semi-documentary film about the Berlin Airlift during World War II, told through the eyes of two soldiers, one with a seething hatred of Germans, and one who falls in love with an attractive German war widow. Blue leather presentation binding, lacking the original wrappers. Title page present, dated August 9, 1949, noted as Temporary Script, with credit for screenwriter Seaton. 195 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8-20-49 and 12-9-49. Pages Near Fine, binding Very Good plus with light wear.

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        Bartholomew and the Oobleck

      Random House, New York 1949 - 4to. Unpaginated. Blue glossy paper over boards in dustwrapper (light wear), SIGNED, very good. (37891). Printed inscription on ffep: With Best Wishes - Dr. Seuss. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Moving Target (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED "To -- -- / Carol's brother and therefore my friend. / Kenneth Millar (John Macdonald)." Basis for the 1966 film, "Harper," starring Paul Newman in the (renamed) title role as Macdonald's grim protagonist. Fine in a fresh and colorful, Near Fine dust jacket. Publisher's price of $2.50 present on the front flap. Book is Fine and unread, with a rich red topstain. Jacket shows no trace of the usual fading to the red coloring, with only a few short closed tears and associated shallow creases to note. Housed in a red custom clamshell box with a green leather spine label. The first Lew Archer novel, a Haycraft-Queen cornerstone, and a key title in any crime fiction library.

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