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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]

      [Bookseller: THE PRINTED GARDEN, ABA, MPIBA]
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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]

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hagena & Schulte GbR]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bauer Rare Books]
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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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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company [1949], 1949. First American edition. Hardcover. Very near Fine/very near Fine. 314 pp. Bound in tan cloth with black and red lettering on the spine. Price of $3.00 on the front flap of the dust jacket. First printing of the first American edition in the preferred red dust jacket (Ahearn APG 022f). Widely considered to be one of the most important works of fiction published in the twentieth century, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" tells the story of a man's private rebellion against an oppressive government that controls every aspect of daily life. Included in both the Burgess Ninety-Nine and Modern Library's 100 Greatest Novels of the 20th Century; Anatomy of Wonder, II-838. A beautiful copy of Orwell's magnum opus, arguably the greatest dystopian novel. A very attractive just about Fine book in an equally lovely dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Evening Star Books]
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        7 VOLS. BY BETSY ALLEN : CONNIE BLAIR MYSTERIES (RARE)

      NY: GROSSET & DUNLAP, 1949. Book. Good. Hardcover. TITLE: 7 VOLS. BY BETSY ALLEN : CONNIE BLAIR MYSTERIES (RARE) AUTHOR: BETSY ALLEN PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: GROSSET & DUNLAP, NY with various dates (see below) EDITION: First Editions assumed for all CATEGORY: Children, Mystery, Rare BINDING/COVER: Hardbacks with dust jacket COLOR: Beige CONDITION: Overall, all the jackets are in good condition. Overall, all the books are in good condition. Books are without marks or writings, pages are clean, and books are tight and sturdy. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: see below pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: THERE ARE 7 VOLUMES FOR SALE AND THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS (some being rare): 1) THE CLUE IN BLUE. By BETSY ALLEN. A CONNIE BLAIR MYSTERY. GROSSET & DUNLAP, NY 1948. The dust jacket is in good minus condition; there is a real small split to the front bottom corner edge; the upper flap has been clipped; there is a number '1' at the lower edge of the jacket. The book is in good condition. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. 216 pages. Good/Good- dust jacket condition. 2) THE RIDDLE IN RED. By BETSY ALLEN. A CONNIE BLAIR MYSTERY. GROSSET & DUNLAP, NY 1948. The dust jacket is in good condition; there is a minor fraying to the top edge of spine; the upper flap has been clipped; there is a number '2' at the lower edge of the jacket. The book is in good condition. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. 212 pages. Good/Good dust jacket condition. 3) PUZZLE IN PURPLE. By BETSY ALLEN. A CONNIE BLAIR MYSTERY. GROSSET & DUNLAP, NY 1948. The dust jacket is in good condition; the upper flap has been clipped; there is a number '3' at the lower edge of the jacket. The book is in good condition. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. 213 pages. Good/Good dust jacket condition. 4) THE GREEN ISLAND MYSTERY. By BETSY ALLEN. A CONNIE BLAIR MYSTERY. GROSSET & DUNLAP, NY 1949. The dust jacket is in good condition; the upper flap has been clipped; there is a number '5' at the lower edge of the jacket. The book is in good condition. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. 205 pages. Good/Good dust jacket condition. 5) THE YELLOW WARNING. By BETSY ALLEN. A CONNIE BLAIR MYSTERY. GROSSET & DUNLAP, NY 1951. The dust jacket is in good condition; the upper flap has been clipped; there is a number '7' at the middle of the spine of the jacket. The book is in good condition. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. 207 pages. Good/Good dust jacket condition. 6) THE GRAY MENACE. By BETSY ALLEN. A CONNIE BLAIR MYSTERY. GROSSET & DUNLAP, NY 1953. The dust jacket is in good condition; the upper flap has been clipped; there is a number '8' at the middle of the spine of the jacket. The book is in good condition. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. 213 pages. Good/Good dust jacket condition. 7) PERIL IN PINK. By BETSY ALLEN. A CONNIE BLAIR MYSTERY. GROSSET & DUNLAP, NY 1955. The dust jacket is in good condition; the upper flap has been clipped; there is a number '10' at the middle of the spine of the jacket. The book is in good condition. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. 182 pages. Good/Good dust jacket condition. COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 650 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 006565 .

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four A Novel

      London: Secker & Warburg,, 1949. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in red, top edge red. With the green dust jacket. Spine rolled and faded, slight fading to boards. An excellent copy in the bright, unclipped jacket, with a few nicks and chips to extremities and repair to foot of spine. First edition, first impression. Copies of the first impression were issued either in green or dark red dust jackets. To judge from surviving examples, this was done in proportions of about two green to one red, but there is no priority between them.

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        Max Ernst 30 years of his work. About Max Ernst : poems and comments. Paramyths, new poems and collages by Max Ernst.- Exposition à Beverly Hills, California, The Copley Galleries, 10 janvier - 20 février 1949. Avec un envoi de l'artiste.

      Beverly Hills, William Nelson Copley, Copley Galleries, 1949. - 26 x 19 cm, 40 p., 66 notices. Cartonnage éditeur illustré, impression sur différents papiers de couleurs. Edition originale, tirage limité à 513 exemplaires numérotés. Avec un envoi autographe signé de Max Ernst. Textes de André Breton, Piet Mondrian, Joë Bousquet, René Crevel, Paul Eluard, Dorothea Tanning, Benjamin Péret, Man Ray, Robert Desnos, Nicolas Calas. Oeuvres entre 1919 et 1948, avec indication des provenances (Roland Penrose, J. Poe, Soulima Stravinsky, Man ray, Charles de Noailles, Pierre Matisse, Herbert Bayer, Caresse Crosby, Patricia Kane, Dorothea Tanning, Walter Arnesberg, Lila Ployardt, Doris Copley, Ona Munsen.). Superbe cartonnage illustré et série de huit collages reproduits sur papier bleu. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG). Allgemeine Enzyklopädie der Musik, Luxus-Ausgabe in Halbpergament, 14 + 3 Bände.

      Kassel und Basel, Bärenreiter Verlag, 1949 - 1986. Grundwerk in 14 Bänden, die Supplementbände I und II sowie der Registerband, insgesamt somit vollständiges Werk in 17 Bänden. Original-Halbpergamentbände im Großformat 28 x 20 cm mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Buchdeckel mit braunen Bezügen und Pergamentecken. Pergament ist ein historisches Einbandmaterial, das im Besonderen vom 15. bis 17. Jahrhundert Verwendung fand und sich durch eine außerordentliche Festigkeit und Langlebigkeit auszeichnet. Unversehrte Bände aus der genannten Zeit zeugen noch heute davon. Die etwas \"schmutzig\" erscheinende Oberfläche sowie bei manchen Bänden dunkle Verästelungen oder Maserungen sind typisch für dieses Material und verleihen jedem Band eine besondere Individualität. Heute wird Pergament nur noch äußerst selten und zumeist nur für Kleinbände als Einbandmaterial verwendet, da es in der Verarbeitung teurer als Echtleder ist. Monumentale einschlägige Enzyklopädie zur Musik und Musikgeschichte und bedeutendstes musikwissenschaftliches Standardwerk im deutschsprachigen Raum nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. Das über einen Zeitraum von nahezu vier Jahrzehnten erschienene Werk kann darüber hinaus als eine der bedeutendsten Musik-Enzyklopädien weltweit gelten. Im Gesamtumfang von ca. 30.500 Spalten, 500 Seiten (Vorbemerkungen) und 832 Seiten (Register). Mit zahlreichen, teils ganzseitigen Illustrationen. Inzwischen ist eine zweite Auflage des Werkes erschienen, die der Metzler Verlag zum Preis von EUR 5.645 anbietet. Bei zwei Bänden der Ansatz der Deckelbespannung an der Pergamentfläche etwas ungleichmäßig. Sonst alle Bände in sehr gutem, nahezu tadellosem Zustand. Sehr schönes Exemplar dieser edlen Halbpergament-Ausgabe, die dem Bücherschrank ein historisches Ambiente verleiht. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Musik Lexikon Musiklexikon Musikenzyklopädie Nachschlagewerk

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        Schriftsteller (1913-1960): Druckfahne (unterer Teil, 14 x 14 cm) einer zentralen Stelle seines Romans "Der blaue Kammerherr" mit sehr zahlreichen eigenh. Korrekturen, Einfügungen u. Ergänzungen in Blau, Schwarz und Rot.

      Ohne Dat. u. U., - "Der blaue Kammerherr. Galanter Roman in vier Bänden" erschien 1949 erstmals bei Suhrkamp und entwickelte sich zum "Longseller". Dieses Hauptwerk von Wolf von Niebelschütz ist zwar nicht so berühmt wie Tolkiens "Herr der Ringe", aber brillanter. Es spielt auf einer fiktiven griechischen Insel zur Zeit des Barock, die antiken Götter sind aber noch aktiv. - Unsere Druckfahne ist der untere Teil des mit "48" bezeichneten Druckbogens, der in der EA zur S. 102 in Band I wurde. - // - Es geht es um das letzte Gespräch des venezianischen Botschafters Don Giovanni von Legua, bevor er von Attentätern niedergestochen wird. Er weist die Warnung des ihn verehrenden Hofnarren Pulcinello zurück und erinnert ihn daran, die verabredete Zusammenarbeit vorzubereiten. Pulcinello ist eigentlich ein in Verbannung lebender Venezianier aus bester Familie und ein Abate, dessen Herkunft und Name schon kurz zuvor im Roman genannt waren. Deshalb hat der Autor in der Druckfahne diese und einige andere bereits bekannte Einzelheiten wie die "klingenden Schnabelschuhe" wider gestrichen und so den Text verdichtet. Dies gilt für weitere Korrekturen, wie z. B.: "`Sie sind ein Narr`, sagte Giovanni und legte ihm flüchtig die Hand auf die Schulter, [gestrichen: ‚aber ein freundlicher"]. ‚Andate, amico, e preparate ["preparate" gestrichen und von Hand ersetzt durch: "fate le preparative" - so gedruckt in der EA. - richtig wäre preparativi]. Don Giovanni [von Hand gestrichen und von Hand ersetzt durch: "Ein Legua"] schleicht sich ungern durch Hintertüren [gestrichen: "davon. Er liebt die Freiheit"]". - Weiter über die letzte Begegnung mit Prinzessin Danae im Pantherfell vor dem Attentat, das tragischer weise gerade durch die Befolgung des Rates des Hofnarren gelingt. In diesem Abschnitt ist z. B. die Amtsbezeichnung "der Botschafter" von Hand durch dessen Name "Herr von Legua" ersetzt, da er schließlich persönlich in die Prinzessin verliebt ist. - Schoner Einblick in die Werkstatt des Autors. Alle Korrekturen wurden in die Druckfassung übernommen (Kopie der S. 102 anbei). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, /2009 1949 - 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 2007Die 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. 4000 gr. Schlagworte: PhotographieNeueingänge - Photographie [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        IL MESSAGGIO DALLA CAMERA OSCURA

      CHIANTORE 1949 - Tracce di nastro adesivo in prima, seconda, penultima, ultima pagina e sovracopertaNum Pagine 444 rilegato in cartonato editoriale con sovracoperta [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RUSSIA: TABULA RUSSIAE EX AUTOGRAPHO, QUOD DELINEANDUM CURAVIT FOEDOR FILIUS TZARIS BOROIS DESUMTA . . . MDCXIIII.

      - Detailed map shows the area of west Russia, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia with in-set bird’s eye view of Moscow and a view of Arkhangelsk. Very rare map of Russia by Hessel Gerritsz. Gerritsz was a Dutch cartographer and publisher, considered by some experts „unquestionably the chief Dutch cartographer of the 17th century" (Johannes Keuning "Hessel Gerritsz" (1949) Imago Mundi Vol. 6, pp. 46-66). In the first years of the 17th century he started cooperating with Willem Jansz Blaeu in Amsterdam and in 1610 he opened his own printing shop. His maps were published in atlases by Janssonius and Blaeu, amongst others. As an indipendant publisher he issued his famous map of Russia. The map has a very important place in the history of Russia. As mentioned in the cartouche, the draft was made personally by the Czar of Russia Feodor II Godunov (1589 – 1605), while he was only in his mid-teens. Feodor, a son of Czar Boris Godunov, was a highly intelligent and promising young ruler of Russia, known for his fine education. He was murdered by his opponents in 1605 when he was only 16 years old, during the period of the Russian history known as „Time of Troubles". This turbulent era lasted from the death of the last Russian Csar of the Rurik Dynasty, Feodor Ivanovich, in 1598, to the establishment of the Romanov Dynasty in 1613. Feodor’s manuscript map was brought to Amsterdam by a Dutch merchant and "Kremlinologist" Isaac Massa (1586 - 1643). Massa came to Russia in 1601 and witnessed the civil war in the „Time of Troubles". He left the country in 1609 accompanied with numerous documents including (allegedly) Feodor’s draft. Massa’s bringing the documents to Amsterdam was very risky and could be fatal for his Russian sources. For a long time his map of Siberia was the only printed map of the area and was copied by numerous other authors. In the years after moving back to the Netherlands Massa published texts about the events in Russia, including an almanac with a map of Russia in 1612-1613. The editor was Hessel Gerritsz. Gerritsz published a separately issued map of Russia, based on Czar Feodor’s draft brought to Amsterdam by Massa, in the same year, that was also a year of enthroning of the Tzar Michael I of Russia (Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov, 1596 – 1645), to whom the map is dedicaded. The family Romanov was reigning the country until the February Revolution in 1917. The bird’s eye view of Moscow, also based on Czar Feodor’s draft, first engraved as an in-set map on Gerritsz map became one of the most reproduced views of the city. In 1618 Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg replaced their older view of Moscow, based on 16th century Herberstin’s print, in their famous work Civitates Orbis Terrarum with Gerritsz-Massa’s view. Among other famous publishers Matthäus Merian copied this view as well as Gabriel Bodenehr as late as in the early 18th century. The second city on the map, Arkhangelsk, was the most important trading port for Moscow. As the Baltic sea was controlled by Sweden in the 16th century, Ivan the Terrible founded this city on the river Northern Dvina with the exit to the White Sea in 1584. The first state of the map by Gerritsz is extremely rare. A year later, he published a second, corrected state, present here, which is today also rare on the market. The map was highly infuential and was copied by various authors such as Blaeu and Merian throughout the 17th century. References: Schilder, MCN IV, S. 78f.; Bagrow/C. S. 51ff. u. S. 87: Koeman II, 1800:2.1.

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        Nineteen Eighty Four

      Secker and Warburg, 1949. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Secker and Warburg, London 1949. First UK Edition / First Printing. First Published 1949 stated on the copyright page. Light green cloth boards. Variant red jacket priced at 10s. Top edge red. Rare Book. Book Condition: Very Good+, light age toning, corners lightly bumped. Brackets in the margins in pencil of several pages, sunning at the front board. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, chipping, short tears, sunning at the spine. Age toning. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        Death of a Salesman (First Edition)

      New York: Viking Press, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. First issue dust jacket, with a price of $2.50 on the front flap and a photograph of the author on the rear flap. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a classic American drama and basis for a number of film and television versions with, among others, Fredric March, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Dustin Hoffman and Brian Dennehy playing the role of failed salesman Willy Loman. Jacket design by Joseph Hirsch. Owner name at the top of the front endpaper, else about Fine with a lovely, deep brown topstain, in a Very Good jacket that shows no loss, but rubbing at the folds and extremities, and light fray at the crown. A very presentable copy overall.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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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 ....

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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        Red Sun

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

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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."

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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.

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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."

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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

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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,

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        Corneille Le cavalier de la nuit

      - The artist, 1949. 23,3 x 27 cm, original lithograph. Very early and rare Corneille print who started to make prints in 1948. Paper size is 23,3 x 27 cm, image size is 10,5 x 19 cm. The print is titled and signed in pencil Le cavalier de la nuit Corneille '49 and printed in a very small edition. Very fine copy of this early Cobra period Corneille work.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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