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        Autograph letters signed ("Henry").

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Fires of Spring.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Criminal Justice Act, 1948: An Explanatory Handbook for Magistrates, Practitioners and Probation Officers

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        Film Form., Essays in Film Theory, edited and translated by Jay Leyda

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        TRIBAL FANTASY

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

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        Hoggie

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

      [Bookseller: World of Rare Books]
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        La Banlieue de Paris. Texte de Blaise Cendrars sur 130 photos de Robert Doisneau.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Doisneau, Robert. La Banlieue de Paris. Texte de Blaise Cendrars sur 130 photos de Robert Doisneau.

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

      [Bookseller: Kunstkiosk im Helmhaus]
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        Die Pickwickier (Band 1 und 2) (2 Bände)

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

      [Bookseller: Der Bücherhof]
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        Shane

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

      [Bookseller: Reed's Rare Books]
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        Von kleinen Leuten und großen Dingen Erzählungen

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

      [Bookseller: Der Bücherhof]
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        1984

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

      [Bookseller: Everlasting Editions]
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        Magie der Schiene. Vorzugsausgabe mit einem Inkjet-Edeldruck und der Faksimile, einem Beiheft u. einer DVD.

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

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        SIXTH COLUMN .

      New York: Gnome Press, [1949] - Octavo, cloth. First edition. The U.S. is conquered by Asia, and a small group of scientists plot to save the country. In 333. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 221. A fine copy with a small discoloration spot to lower rear board edge in a very fine (as new) dust jacket. (#125878) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Le Temple du Soleil

      Casterman 1949 - In-4 (23,2 x 30,5 cm), album cartonné, 62 pages, dos jaune, 4è plat B3 (1949), édition originale, pages de garde bleu foncé, deux symboles incas jaunes en page de titre ; coiffes et coins frottés, mors supérieur légèrement fendu en queue, bon état général. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Art of Living [Inscribed Association Copy]

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

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        STEINBECK OF MICE AND MEN ORIGINAL RADIO SCRIPT ADAPTATION w/ SECRETARIALLY SIGNED LETTER 1949

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

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        Drei Alte Männer Gespräche

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Fireside Cook Book.

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

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        Complete Poems of Robert Frost, 1949

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

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        Six One Act Plays by South African Authors

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

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

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

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        Bartholomew and the Oobleck

      Random House, New York 1949 - First Edition, First Printing with the blue dustjacket and blue covered boards that was later changed to red. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL sophisticated dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears. This First Issue blue color dustjacket has the 200/200 publisher's printed price present. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Seuss First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autobiography.,

      London, John Lane The Bodley Head, 1949,. - 652 S., OLn m. OU (dieser mit Randläsuren). Mit einem Porträt des Autors. 3. Auflage. Handschriftliche Widmung vom Powys: 'For Rolf Italiaander from his grateful John Cowper Powys, March 28, 1956'. Darunter in der gleichen Schrift einige Zeilen in Alt-Griechisch und nochmals in Englisch. Gutes Exemplar. Good copy. With a handsigned dedication by Powys to Italiaander. Unicat. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        EARTH ABIDES

      New York: Random House,. [1949]. cloth.. Neat private owner's signature on title page. A fine copy in nearly. fine dust jacket with touch of wear at spine ends and corner tips. A. beautiful copy and very uncommon thus. (#147641). First edition. "The population of a future age has been mysteriously reduced and lives under primeval conditions." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 157. Winner of the 1951 International Fantasy Award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1087. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 2. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 237. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 687-91. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 2354. Hanna, A Mirror for the Nation 2354.

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        NINETEEN EIGHTY FOUR

      Secker and Warburg. London. 1949. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.2 inches). A few very light spots to the edge of the closed pages otherwise a fine, bright copy in recent leather binding of full dark green morocco. Spine with raised bands. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt. An attractive copy of this classic work.

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        Pan.

      Tübingen, 1949 - Tübingen, (1949). 24 x 26,8 cm Original Holzschnitt vom Stock auf creme-farbenem Papier gedruckt. Auf dünnen Karton montiert. Einzelblatt des Tübinger Kunstkalenders. Mit Bleistift signiert, undatiert. Papierbedingt der Untergrundkarton etwas gebräunt, sonst gut erhalten, kleines Nadelloch auf dem Untergrundkarton im Kalenderbereich. Links 1mm Randläsur. In der Bildmitte etwas schwacher Abzug. Fürst 49 - 2. Seltene Arbeit aus der frühen Nachkriegszeit, d.h. eigentlich noch aus dem Jahr 1948. Der Kalender erschien in kleiner Auflage für das Jahr 1949, herausgegeben von der Notgemeinschaft Tübinger u. Reutlinger Künstler. Laut Auskunft des Vorbesitzers, einem süddeutschen Sammler wurden nur wenige Exemplare verkauft. Die offizielle Auflage betrug nur 200 Exemplare. Sogar 1952 verwendete Grieshaber noch Exemplare des Holzschnitts als Beigabe eines Briefes der Bernstein Schule. Grieshaber (1909-1981) hatte ab 1951 eine Stelle an der Bernsteinschule, von 1955-1960 war er Nachfolger von Erich Heckel an der Kunstakademie Karlsruhe. Sprache: Deutsch Papierbedingt der Untergrundkarton etwas gebräunt, sonst gut erhalten, kleines Nadelloch auf dem Untergrundkarton im Kalenderbereich. Links 1mm Randläsur. In der Bildmitte etwas schwacher Abzug. Auf dünnen Karton montiert. Einzelblatt des Tübinger Kunstkalenders. Mit Bleistift signiert, undatiert. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Trailways Presents Vacation and Play U.S.A

      National Trailways Bus System.. Copyright 1949.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 24 x 32 inches on sheet size 26 x 34 inches. Six dampstains to upper margin (entering upper edge of map - the largest being 2 x 4 inches), chip to upper right corner, light edge wear and creases from rolling. An uncommon and colorful map of the United States by Ken Willworth Jr. highlighting leisure activities, wildlife, agriculture, and historical monuments found across the country. Published as the era of the bus was waning; leisure travel was booming but increasingly by private car and plane. WorldCat lists two universities in Wisconsin holding this item. .

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        The Little Sister.

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1949. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the pictorial dust jacket. Spine rolled, occasional light spotting, in the dust jacket with wear to extremities, shallow chipping to top end of spine and corners. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, preceding the first US edition. Rare thus.

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        Love in a Cold Climate

      Hamish Hamilton 1949 - First edition first impression from 1949 in VG++ condition, flat signed by author to title page, there is minor reading wear but no markings, The jacket has chipping to extremities and corner folds, now in removable protective sleeve, please see pics, paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR

      London: Secker & Warburg,. 1949. rebound in three-quarter crushed red morocco.. A fine copy in a handsome fine binding. (#142191). First edition. Among the handful of most influential novels published in the twentieth century. Filmed several times starting in 1956 with Edmund O'Brien, again in 1965 and most recently in 1984 starring Richard Burton. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 4-450; (1981) 3-580; (1987) 3-302; (1995) 3-140; and (2004) II-838. Connolly, The Modern Movement: 100 Key Books- 99. Pringle, Science Fiction: 100 Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 4-450; (1981) 3- 580; (1987) 3-302; and (1995) 3-140. Connolly, The Modern Movement: 100 Key Books- 99. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 157. Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 139- 40. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 114. Pringle, Science Fiction: 100 Best Novels 1. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 236. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1531-36. In 333. Reginald 11041.

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        NOTHING MORE THAN MURDER.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, [1949]. - First edition. Author's third hardcover book. Fine in dust jacket with light professional internal restoration to spine ends and corners and some minor light rubbing to front fore-edge. An attractive copy with no loss and the last to be published during his lifetime. Joe Wilmot and his wife Elizabeth own a small movie house. Not being particularly fond of her husband, when Elizabeth catches Joe kissing another woman, she tells him that she is willing to "disappear" if Joe agrees to pay her $25,000. The three decide they will murder a stranger, leave the woman's body in Joe's garage, set the garage on fire, and then, pretending that the dead woman is Elizabeth, collect the $25,000 from the insurance company. This is a tale of fraud, murder, and adultery . a powerful tale of suspense that leads to a shuddering, disturbing conclusion. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ARCHITEKTURA ?SR. Vydává svaz ?eskoslovenských Výtvarnich Um?lcu - Svaz Architektu v Praze. Rivista mensile di architettura cecoslovacca, disponibili le annate complete 1949 - 1954.

      Raccolta rilegata di sei annate, in tre volumi, della principale rivista di architettura cecoslovacca del secondo dopoguerra, 1949 - 1954 (anni VIII - XIII). Cm.30x22. Pg.356; 350; 384; 368; 252; 322. Legature in tela. Numerosissime illustrazioni in bianco e nero nel testo. Direttore della rivista Old?ich Starý. Tra i collaboratori: F.M.?erný, Kamil Gross, Bohumil Holý, Josef Kittrich, Václav Kolátor, Vilém Kuba, Martin Kusý, Karel Lodr, Václav Ro?tlapil, Ji?í ?tursa, Max Urban, Hilský Václav, etc. Fondamentale rivista di architettura post - bellica, in cui si delineano gli sviluppi dell'influenza sovietica. le sei annate

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        ARCHITEKTURA ?SR. Vydává svaz ?eskoslovenských Výtvarnich Um?lcu - Svaz Architektu v Praze. Rivista mensile di architettura cecoslovacca, disponibili le annate complete 1949-1954. 1949-1954.

      - Raccolta rilegata di sei annate, in tre volumi, della principale rivista di architettura cecoslovacca del secondo dopoguerra, 1949-1954 (anni VIII-XIII). Cm.30x22. Pg.356; 350; 384; 368; 252; 322. Legature in tela. Numerosissime illustrazioni in bianco e nero nel testo. Direttore della rivista Old?ich Starý. Tra i collaboratori: F.M.?erný, Kamil Gross, Bohumil Holý, Josef Kittrich, Václav Kolátor, Vilém Kuba, Martin Kusý, Karel Lodr, Václav Ro?tlapil, Ji?í ?tursa, Max Urban, Hilský Václav, etc. Fondamentale rivista di architettura post-bellica, in cui si delineano gli sviluppi dell'influenza sovietica. le sei annate 8700 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tibetan Painted Scrolls: An Artistic and Symbolic Illustration of 172 Tibetan Paintings Preceded by a Survey of the Historical, Artistic, Literary and Religious Development of Tibetan Culture. With An Article of P. Pelliot on a Mongol Edict, The Translation of Historical Documents and An Appendix On Prebuddhistic Ideas of Tibet.

      Rome:: La Libreria Dello Stato ,, 1949. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. The important early set of three volumes by the Tibetologist Giuseppe Tucci. Number specimen 436 from an edition of 750. Volume 1, 328 pages with 89 figure illustrations; Volume 2, 329-727 pages, with figures 90-122 and 16 numbered tables. volume 3: Portfolio of plates, 25 polychrome color, numbered alphabetically, omitting "W" (as is standard in all sets) and 231 sepia monochrome, varying in size on 12.5 by 17 inch leaves. Giuseppe Tucci was Italy's foremost scholar of the East, living in India where he studied Buddhism and Tibet, and organizing several pioneering archaeological digs in the Swat Valley, Ghazni in Afghanistan, the Himalayas and Iran. The first volume of the set covers Tibetan history with an emphasis on gTsang and dBus and the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries. Volume two discusses the 195 tankas reproduced in the 231 plates of the portfolio volume. The third volume is a fold-out cloth portfolio containing the plates themselves. From Professor Lessing's review: "In summary, this work far surpasses anything written before in the wealth of material and in the beauty of reproductions. Furthermore, the author outdistances by far all his predecessors, both as a field worker and as a desk worker ... No future work on Tibetan iconography can be done which would ignore Tucci's research now accessible in convenient form. In brief, this is and will stand as a milestone in the field." Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 74, No. 1 (Jan-Mar., 1954), pp. 40-51. This was issued in an numbered edition of 750. The 2 book volumes are 17 by 12 inches, and the third portfolio is 20 by 14 inches. The volumes are of red cloth with titles, the contents of all volumes are excellent, the covers of each have some fading and wear at the edges, though this would appear quite normal considering the age and use etc. Volume 1 binding has some fading to the spine, hinges are strong, minor surface wear to front. Volume 2 has minor surface wear to rear cover, front cover has a major surface abrasion, see photos, some fading to spine and small stain, hinges are strong. Volume 3 has some fading to the spine and front cover, small ink mark and some tearing to hinge, often seen in this volume, some light surface wear to front and rear.

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Clarens, 22. Juni 1949. - 2/3 SS. Gr.-4to. An den Publizisten Rudolf Goldschmit-Jentner (1890–1964): „Ich wäre Ihnen sehr dankbar, wenn Sie mir in wenigen Worten einen kleinen Situationsbericht geben könnten, wie mein Vortrag bei den massgebenden Leuten aufgenommen wurde und welche Reaktionen besonders von Seiten der ‚Betroffenen’ er hervorgerufen hat. Ich habe die Vermutung, als ob ich vielleicht doch in Heidelberg einige allzu ‚persönliche’ Repliken miteingefügt hätte. Ueberhaupt ist der Kampf mit der Partei ‚Strobel’ eine Sache, die nicht von heut auf morgen erledigt ist und ich kann umso besser zurückschlagen, je mehr ich weiss mit welchen Argumenten man von dort aus arbeitet. Ich höre ja dass speziell Strobel persönlich auch in Salzburg zu Vorträgen eingeladen ist [.]". – Der Dirigent hatte 1949 im siebenten seiner „Gespräche" die These von der „biologischen Minderwertigkeit" der Neuen Musik aufgestellt und damit einen seiner schärfsten Kritiker seit den Tagen des Berliner Börsen-Couriers, Heinrich Strobel, auf den Plan gerufen, der schon im Jahr zuvor in der Fachzeitschrift „Melos" festgehalten hatte: „Furtwängler schließt sich heute den Fortschrittsmännern von gestern, den Jugendstil-Stürmern um den jungen Strauß an, wenn er sich zwar zur Erweiterung der Tonalität bekennt, vor der notwendigen Konsequenz der Atonalität aber zurückschreckt. Er sitzt gleichsam mit dem Vatermörder des Biedermeier im Rolls Royce" (zit. n. Der Spiegel, Nr. 26, 1949, S. 27). Nun, 1949, hatte der Südwestfunk in Baden-Baden, dessen Musikabteilung Strobel als Leiter vorstand, eine „scharfe Polemik" gegen Furtwängler geführt (ebd.), was zur Folge hatte, daß das „bereits festgelegte Reiseprogramm der ersten Nachkriegstournee Furtwänglers mit den Berliner Philharmonikern" (ebd., S. 28) geändert und das in Baden-Baden angesetzte Gastspiel gestrichen wurde. – Mit einem halbseitigen, vom oberen Rand ausgehenden Einriß im Mittelfalz; etwas (oben stärker) knittrig; die Verso-Seite mit einer kleinen Notiz des Adressaten.

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        Two Letters from Horton Foote

      Washington DC 1949 - Two Autographed Letters Signed from two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter and playwright Horton Foote. Both fine except for two holes along the margins of each letter (affecting a total of three words) where they were placed in a binder. The letters are dated August 31, 1949, and September 6, 1949, shortly before Foote's returned from Washington DC, where he ran an acting school with his wife and his friend, Vincent Donehue. The letters are addressed to "Arnold," likely L. Arnold Weisseberg, a theater lawyer with whom Foote had consulted in the past. In them he mentions the tough time had in running the school, his upcoming visit to New York, and his new play which he wants Weisseberg and actress Judith Evelyn to read. The unnamed play is *The Chase*, a smashing success that opened at The Playhouse Theater in 1952 with Jose Ferrer directing, and signaled Foote's return to Broadway. An interesting pair of letters from one of America's premiere stage and film writers who was then on the verge of success.

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