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        Fernand Léger et le nouvel espace

      Editions des Trois Collines, collection "Les grands peintres par leurs amis", Genève 1949 - EDITION ORIGINALE de cette étude sur Fernand Léger. Traductions de l'anglais par François Lachenal. Nombreuses illustrations et reproductions en noir et en colueurs. In fine, bibliographie par Hannah Muller des ouvrages de et sur l'artiste, et liste de ses exposition; 196 pp. Exemplaire portant sur le faux titre un ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé de LEGER à l'artiste lilloise Marie Rose Dalmar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        The Broken Landscape. [Signed]

      Denver: Alan Swallow, 1949. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good +. One of 500 copies, this Inscribed, Signed, & Dated in ink by the author on the first blank page. 12mo, 35, [1] pp. Publisher's light gray paper over boards lettered in plum on the spine & upper cover, in matching dust jacket. Upper margin slightly sunned, dust jacket age-tanned & lightly rubbed, with a couple of nicks in the edges. A title in publisher Alan Swallow's "New Poetry Series" which each year presented "three volumes of verse by important new poets who have not previously had collections of their own." Author Williams is best known for his later fiction including "Stoner" & "Augustus" for which he shared the National Book Award.

      [Bookseller: Citation Books]
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        Frau mit opulentem Kleid auf einem Sessel sitzend, im Gespräch mit einem jungen Mann., Tuschfeder und Aquarell.

      1949 - In Bleistift signiert "Nagel". Datiert "4.5.49" und gewidmet "Lieber Herr M. Hansen, zu / Ihrem Geburtstag meinen herzlichen Glück- / wünsche! Ihre Hanna Nagel". Auf Bütten. Blattfüllende großformatige Studie zu einer Frau, die in einem besonders opulenten Kleid zu sehen ist. Die weibliche Figur dominiert in den Arbeiten von Hanna Nagel, das Sujet dient der Künstlerin, um sich als Frau in vielfachen Rollen und Selbstentwürfen kritisch zu reflektieren. - Die deutsche Zeichnerin, Grafikerin und Buchillstratorin Hanna Nagel studierte von 1925 bis 1929 an der Badischen Landeskunstschule Karlsruhe u.a. bei Karl Hubbuch. Ab 1930 studierte sie bei Emil Orlik und Hans Meid an den Vereinigten Staatsschulen für Freie und Angewandte Kunst in Berlin. - Zwei vertikale und eine horizontale Faltspur. Wenige winzige Braunfleckchen im Darstellungsrand. Blattkanten mit kleineren Gebrauchsspuren. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 16,5 x 28,8. Papier: 19,8 x 33 cm.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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      London : Secker and Warburg. 1949. First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with red titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean with a little fading of the spine through the dustwrapper. The contents are entirely complete and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very good maroon dustwrapper which is a little rubbed and nicked to the extremities of the habitually faded spine. That said the white lettering is still entirely legible and the wrapper remains entirely without repair or restoration. Not price-clipped. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Negro in Sports

      THE ASSOCIATED PUBLISHERS, WASHINGTON, DC 1949 - Front cover of dust jack is torn with rubbed edges. Usual ex-library edition with former owner bookplate in the front page and library scranner barcode. Back cover has ex-library pocket. Pencil markings on the fourth and fifth page. Black and white illustrations inside. 1949 revised edition. Few soiled spots on fore-edge. Tight binding in good condition. DATE PUBLISHED: 1949 EDITION: REVISED EDITIO 507 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Medical and Health Legislation in the Union of South Africa

      Central News Agency Ltd, 1949, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacketthe boards are edge worn and shelf rubbed. sunned. marked. minor stains. tanning. previous owner's inscription. internally clean and tightly bound. [P.O.] Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: odac.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four A Novel

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1949.. First edition, 8vo, 312 pp. Marbled endpapers. Recent dark green full calf, a.e.g., gilt spine with raised bands, an excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Death of a Salesman

      Viking Press 1949 - A near fine first edition in a near fine first issue (price on flap $2.50, no mention of Drama Critics Circle Award) dust jacket, signed by Arthur Miller on a tipped-in page. First edition, first printing, first state in first issue jacket. (All first points present: stated "First published by the Viking Press, Inc. in March 1949" at top of copyright page with "American Book-Stratford Press" mention below; broken type on pg. 11 "solid"; faint blue top stain. First issue jacket has price of $2.50, photo of Miller on back flap, and the "S" in salesman passes the outer elbow of the man on the front panel.) Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Complete Poems of Robert Frost 1949

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1949. First Trade edition. Frontispiece portrait. 666 pp. Designed by Maurice Serle Kaplan. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth. Fine , with small snag at head of spine in almost fine dj with small tears. Inscribed Inscribed by the author on the portrait. "Robert Frost/ to his friend/ Dan Danneman."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        A Map of Yorkshire

      British Railways.. 1949.. Color lithograph poster, sheet 40 x 49 3/4 inches. Poster was folded, now mounted on linen minimising fold wear, minor creasing, small paper loss at some fold intersections, couple of edge tears (all now barely visible). Brightly colored map by Estra Clark, featuring Yorkshire's historical and tourist sites. There are two beautiful cartouches celebrating the industry and agriculture of the region: West Riding - Industry and North & East Ridings - Farming & Fishing. .

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        Signed Songwriters Contract

      1949 - African-American jazz and popular music composer, pianist and singer best known for his songs "Basin Street Blues," "I Ain't Got Nobody," "She'll Be Coming Around The Mountain," and many more. He also collaborated on songs with W.C. Handy, Fats Waller, and Josephine Baker (when both were in exile). Williams was one of the earliest African-Americans to be inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. Exceedingly rare signed music publishing contract from the vaults of Hometown - Village Music, 4 pages, 32.5 inches (when unfolded fully) x 8.5 inches, February 21, 1949, whereby Spencer Williams and Charles Reade agree to publish their music with Sidney Prosen and agree to divide all proceeds at the rate of 1/3 share (each). Boldly signed by all parties including Spencer who has used his address as 115 - 11 173rd street St Albans, New York - which was Louie Armstrong's house! Note: Spencer died in 1965, and there is virtually nothing of his on the market. The Schomberg Library, arguably the largest repository of Black historical material in the United States, possesses not a single signed item. Without a doubt, Spencer is much rarer than Charlie Parker and Bix Beiderbecke. Near fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Maya, eine Zirkusreiterin.

      - Scherenschnitt, um 1949, auf Japan montiert, links unten signiert „Engert". Ca. 11,5:10,5 cm. – Die oberen Ecken des Untersatzpapieres etwas braunfleckig. Vergleichsliteratur: Ausst. Katalog: Im Gegenlicht – Ein Schattenbild. Engert zum 100. Geburtstag. Limburg 1992, S. 125, Abb. 143, Kat. Nr. 236.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        The Broken Landscape

      Denver: Alan Swallow, 1949. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. The first book of poetry and second book by the author Stoner and Augustus. Sunning the to jacket spine and light wear to the extremities of a very fragile dust jacket. Owner name on the front free endpaper. The book was printed in a very small edition, probably 500 copies. The book was published by Alan Swallow in a series of books by new poets who had never published a volume.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat

      Methuen, 1949, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Edition, Signed by Author(s)signed and inscribed by enid blyton on the front end page thus : 'Peter, Love from Enid Blyton' one other signature. the boards are worn and marked, especially the back. a few light marks inside. a touch cocked. the spine has been repaired. enid blyton died in 1968. Quantity Available: 1. Signed by Author(s). Inventory No: 36bd.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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        Journal du voleur

      [Geneva:] aux dépens d'un ami,, [1949]. Loose quarto quires held in the original card chemise, lithographed chemise titles, half-title, title and dedication page. Housed in the original grey card slipcase. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box made by the Chelsea Bindery. Chemise faintly tanned, tiny closed tear at head of spine, light spotting to lower margins; slipcase a little rubbed at extremities and with one tiny stain. A bright and fresh copy in excellent condition. Signed limited edition, large paper issue. The tirage de tête, copy number 1 of 10 copies numbered in roman numerals signed by Genet and printed on Vélin d'Arches paper, from a complete edition of 410. Laid in is an autograph note written by Genet, slipped inside a rice paper birthday card with mawkish hand-painted decorations. The inscription is split in two distinctive parts, the first, in a neat hand, reads: "Cette carte se mange comme le pain des anges mon âme de la fange, tirée par vous ô Lange qui êtes sans mélange sauf de fleurs et d'oranges, votre âme dans ses langes purifierait le Gange. Dans le ciel des mésanges on hurle vos louanges"; the second part, in a much looser hand: "Eh bien, ma petite mon ange je suis très simple, très gentil, et je ne vous souhaite en vous embrassant que du bonheur, votre Plantagenet". The signature echoes an interrogation scene in Miracle de la Rose (1946) in which the narrator's name, "Genet", is turned into "Plantagenet" by the interrogator. The limited edition, reserved solely for subscribers, preceded the first trade edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1949 1949 - Radierung und Aquatinta, 1949, auf festem strukturiertem Papier, signiert und betitelt. 29,6:24,7 cm. Blatt 1 des 16-Blatt-Zyklus „De profundis", 1947-1952, über die Leiden des Krieges. Literatur: G. Saure/H. Weström 85,1. Selbstbildnis der Künstlerin vor den Ruinen Berlins. Ab 1919 besuchte Gerda Rotermund das Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin als Schülerin von E. Orlik (1870-1932), später wurde sie dessen Meisterschülerin. Beginn der Freundschaft mit K. Kollwitz (1867-1945), die sie entscheidend prägen sollte. 1926-1928 unternahm sie Reisen nach Paris und in die Provence. Anschließend setzte sie ihr Berliner Studium fort. 1932-1934 erste Museumsankäufe. 1934 Übernahme des Geburtsnamens ihrer Mutter. 1935 Ausstellung in Rom und Reisen durch Italien. 1937 erneuter Parisaufenthalt, 1939 Reise nach Jugoslawien. 1940 Dürer-Preis (Stipendium) der Stadt Nürnberg. 1943 Ausbombung ihres Berliner Ateliers. 1945-1947 war sie nach Alvensleben evakuiert worden, wo sie russische Soldaten und Stalin-Porträts anfertigte. 1948-1973 Dozentin an der Volkshochschule Wilmersdorf. 1952 Kunstpreis der Stadt Berlin. Reisen 1955 nach Venedig, 1960 über die Bretagne nach England und 1968 nach Genf.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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      Amsterdam, Contact. 1949. Hardcover. 1st edition, first printing. Original illustrated publisher?'s boards in the extremely rare dustjacket. Small 8vo, 64 pages. Published 2 years after the famous diary. Designed and illustrated by Kees Kelfkens. Rare first edition of this collection of simple stories and fairy-tales for Dutch children, written by Anne Frank at the age of 14, while in hiding. Primo Levi suggested that Anne Frank is frequently identified as a single representative of the millions of people who suffered and died as she did because "One single Anne Frank moves us more than the countless others who suffered just as she did but whose faces have remained in the shadows. Perhaps it is better that way; if we were capable of taking in all the suffering of all those people, we would not be able to live. " Otto Frank, Anne?'s father spent the remainder of his life after publication of the Diary as custodian of his daughter's legacy, saying, "It's a strange role. In the normal family relationship, it is the child of the famous parent who has the honor and the burden of continuing the task. In my case the role is reversed. " An outstanding copy, in the exceedingly rare 1st edition dust jacket, which has a dime-size spot of damage on the spine (no text affected) , and a touch of edgewear. A very nice copy. (kh-2-12) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1949. Hardcover. Some light spotting to the cloth. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper, with a great inscription. Tenth printing of Michener's first book, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to the actor who created the role of Capt. George Brackett in the original Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical: "To Martin Wolfson,/In a character that does/not appear in this book, you/catch the precise & wonderful/spirit of what I was trying to/do. I have been deeply impressed/by your art & your sympathetic/understanding. It's been great/fun knowing you & watching your/performances./Your admirer, /James A. Michener." Michener's inscription takes up most of the front endpaper, but just above it is another inscription to Wolfson that we surmise is by the actor William Tabbert who played Lieutenant Joe Cable in the original production and who shared several scenes with Wolfson: "To Martin/In appreciation of his/splendid performance which/added much strength and/reality to the whole production/from his friend/Bill." SOUTH PACIFIC, the musical, won its own Pulitzer Prize, a New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and nine Tony Awards. Its memorable hits include "Some Enchanted Evening," "Bali Ha'I,"There is Nothing Like a Dame," "I'm in Love With a Wonderful Guy," and "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair." It is rare to find copies of this book inscribed by Michener to original cast members of this historic American musical.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Zulu People - As They Were Before the White Man Came

      Shuter and Shooter, Pietermaritzburg, 1949, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, 1st EditionWritten with dedication and affection this fascinating and unusual history of the Zulu People, this book has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket beneath is worn and torn. The cloth cover has just general wear and marking. The body of the cover, front and back, is clean of marking. The spine has wear to the head and foot from shelving and use. The paper trim edges have usage and shelving marking. Inside the condition is good: pages are obviously used but are unmarked and clear. There are small storage stains at the bottom right corners of the front pages. There is a previous owner inscription on the inside front cover. The paper trim edge has some marking from use and storage. Otherwise this book is secure in its binding and all pages are complete. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Africana - Zulu; Inventory No: ahaq.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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        Book on the history of boxing signed by Jack Dempsey, the "Manassa Mauler", and the author

      n.p., [1949]. 8vo. "Book Signed ?Jack Dempsey? beneath ?Cordially / John V. Grombach? on the front free-endpaper. ?The Saga of Sock: A Complete Story of Boxing? by John V. Grombach. New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, 1949. No dust jacket. Published the same 547day in Canada. Illustrated with photographs and line drawings. 381 pages, 5.5? x 8.25?. Front cover and spine faded, lightly stained. Stray pen marks on title page and opposite page. Very Good condition.A complete history of boxing by Brigadier General John V. Grombach (1901-1982), a boxer at West Point, a member of the 1924 U.S. Olympic boxing team, and a member of the OSS and CIA. Grombach was the manager of World Heavyweight Champions Jack Dempsey and Max Baer for their radio and movie appearances. Complete appendix, including rules and a chronological list of all professional, Olympic, amateur and intercollegiate champion boxers, top gates, oddities, and other records. Pre-Certified by James Spence Authentication."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Complete Poems of Robert Frost 1949

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1949. First Trade edition. Frontispiece portrait. 666 pp. Designed by Maurice Serle Kaplan. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth. Fine , with small snag at head of spine in almost fine dj with small tears. Inscribed Inscribed by the author on the portrait. "Robert Frost/ to his friend/ Dan Danneman."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        RED PLANET

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1949 - Octavo, illustration by Clifford Geary, cloth. Heinlein's third juvenile novel, and one that introduced many young boys to science fiction. ".[Heinlein] came fully into his own as a writer of sf for teenagers. A strong narrative line, carefully worked-out technical detail, realistic characters and brisk dialogue are the leading virtues of this and most of his later juveniles."- Clute and Nichols (eds.): The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 555. Top edge shows some mild dustiness, neat previous owners name to upper front free endpaper, a nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with rubbing to corners and folds and mild shelf wear to head of spine panel, small closed tear to lower front panel, pink of spine panel is mildly age darkened and has some color fade. (13602) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Partridge Shortenin', being an instructive and irreverent sketch commentary on the Psychology Foibles and Footwork of Partridge Hunters. By G. Grouse

      n.p.: Privately published, 1949. One of an edition of 100 copies only. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth, title and device in gilt on upper cover. Fine. A rare and delightful collection of sporting reminiscences which, despite the specificity of the title, involve a wide spectrum of activities: speed-boating, slingshot making, fishing for salmon and muskellunge, wildfowling for partridge, woodcock, duck and other quarry, lists of favorite sporting books, discussion of sporting gear, equipment, etiquette--all enlivened with interludes of family gossip and some slightly rowdy song lyrics. A rich and memorable book.

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        Translations and Verses

      London: The Dropmore Press. 1949. Unique binding by Flora Ginn on limited edition of 600 copies, all on handmade paper by Hodgkinson of Wells in Somerset, hand numbered. Page size: 9 x 5-3/4 inches; i-vi; 62pp; + limitation page, titlepage, colophon. Bound by Flora Ginn: full black morocco tooled in gold gilt on gold, green, mauve, blue or red triangle onlays, in rows of three, two of each color, forming an overall grid of 30 triangles, each triangle revealing three reverse triangular shapes, pattern repeated in reverse order on back panel, title in gilt on spine with gold gilt fillets forming triangle at spine ends, turn-ins of green morocco with black onlays in triangular shape, blind tooled, 10 rows of two each facing down on front turn-in and up on back turn-in, multi-color headbands, housed in custom- made black cloth over boards clamshell box with green morocco label with title tooled in gold gilt, signed on lower left turn-in in black , "FG" and dated 1989, fine. This is a lovely binding, quite elegant with real energy and style, hinting at the retrospection of the verse with triangles facing both up and down. Flora Ginn studied calligraphy and bookbinding at Roehampton Institute in London before working with Bernard Middleton for 12 years. She is a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders. Duff Cooper, 1890- 1954, was a British Conservative Party politician, diplomat, and author. Married to Lady Diana Manners, the couple was well-known in social circles. He served in several cabinet posts in the 1930's, resigning as First Lord of the Admiralty in 1938, in protest of the Munich Agreement. He served as Minister of Information in Churchill's Cabinet in 1941, and eventually was named as British ambassador to France in 1944. His other literary works include a biography of Talleyrand, Operation Heartbreak (a novel) and his own autobiography, Old Men Forget. He was created The Viscount Norwich in 1952. In these translations of poetry by Horace, Ronsard, Du Bellay, Heine, Baudelaire, among others, combined with his own poetry, there are expressions of sadness and regret, love thwarted but remembered, passions recalled. Handset in 16-point Blado Italic and printed letterpress at the Dropmore Press in 1949, it is an extravagant book for London's austere post-war period. The Dropmore Press was founded in 1945 by Gomer Berry, 1stViscount Kemsley, who acquired the type and press of the defunct Corvinus Press.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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      London: Hamish Hamilton. 1949. First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding square and the gilt bright, small area of offsetting to the top edge of the upper board from the dustwrapper otherwise the cloth is clean. The contents are bright and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very good pictorial dustwrapper which has some small nicks to the spine tips and fold corners and a little rubbing and creasing. Not price-clipped. An attractive copy. The true first printing of the fifth Philip Marlowe novel, this Hamish Hamilton edition precedes the American Houghton Mifflin edition. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        The Dandy Monster Comic 1949

      UK: DC Thomson, 1949. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine. Dudley D Watkins. The Dandy Monster Comic 1949 DC Thomson. No foxing or browning (creamy white pages), spotless throughout. Excellent tight binding, no restoration or repairs. Bright covers, corners still sharp, neat original ownership inscription. An excellent copy, fine.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        Crooked House

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins,, 1949. Octavo. Original red cloth boards, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, corners and ends of spine bumped, cloth with light soiling, occasional spotting to pages, spotting to top edge of page block, in the dust jacket with a touch of wear to ends of spine and flap folds. A very good copy. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Legal Notes On Motoring

      Royal Automobile Club of South Africa, 1949, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Editionthe boards are bound in 1/4 leather and worn. shelf rubbed. tanning. minor scarring at the back. internally clean and tightly bound. [P.O.] Quantity Available: 1. Category: Motoring; Inventory No: obzd.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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        An amazing document tying together three of the most important figures in Soviet history: Brezhnev writes to his mentor, Khrushchev, authorizing a celebration in honor of <i>"I. V. Stalin" </i>(Joseph Stalin's proper Russian name is Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin)

      Typed Letter Signed "Brezhnev," as Leader of the Regional Party Committee of Dnipropetrovsk, 1 page, 8.25" x 11.75", Dnipropetrovsk, July 21, 1949 in Russian to Nikita Khrushchev, then First Secretary of the Communist Party of Ukraine, petitioning him to authorize a celebration in honor of the 50th anniversary of the "I.V. Stalin Dnipropetrovsk Metallurgy Institute." File holes and tears along left margin do not affect text, contemporary ink stamps and notations, light creases, else fine. Brezhnev writes, in full (translated): "The 50th anniversary of one of the largest metallurgical institutions of higher learning in our country ?" the I. V. Stalin Dnipropetrovsk Metallurgy Institute ?" will be celebrated on October 12, 1949. The institute?s multiyear history is inextricably linked to the development of Russian, primarily Soviet, metallurgical science and the metallurgy industry, as well as to the training of engineers and technicians for the metallurgy industry. The works of the institute?s professors and alumni have helped establish the precedence of domestic science in ferrous metallurgy, metal science, metal heat treatment, engineering mechanics, the elasticity theory, and applied mathematics. The names of the institute?s professors and alumni are widely known in science: M. A. Pavlov, A. N. Dinnik, V. N. Svechnikov, L. M. Fortunato, A. P. Chekmarev, K. F. Starodubov, K. P. Bunin, P. T. Yemelyanenko, and many others. Among the ranks of the institute?s professors and alumni, 8 individuals have been awarded the honorary title of Stalin Prize winner, while 7 individuals have been elected to the membership of the USSR Academy of Sciences and the UkrSSR Academy of Sciences. During the 50 years of its operation, the institute has turned out 4,461 engineers, 4,355 of whom graduated during Soviet times. Taking into account the distinguished service of the I. V. Stalin Dnipropetrovsk Metallurgy Institute in the development of our country?s metallurgy industry, we ask that you resolve to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this engineering institution of higher learning by holding an anniversary celebration and a scientific session, and that you support our petition for a ceremony to award the institute a medal and to confer an award on its staff members." Following the Second World War, Brezhnev was installed as General Secretary for the region of Dnipropetrovsk before becoming a deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union. In 1952, Stalin appointed him to the Central Committee of the Communist Party. A protégé of Nikita Khrushchev (the two first met during the Second World War serving on the Southern Front together), Brezhnev would rise to great prominence following the death of Stalin. Ironically, he would help lead the push to remove Khrushchev from power in the early 1960s. The institute in Dnipropetrovsk is known today as the National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine and has over 7,500 students enrolled.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Policemen in the Precinct

      Collins for the Crime Club, 1949. 1st edition. Hardcover. Original orange cloth in very good condition, with very clean endpapers and pages. In a near fine dustwrapper, not price-clipped, some light conservation to the spine ends and pne corner. An excellent copy of a scarce postwar Lorac crime novel featuring Chief Inspector Robert Macdonald.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        Cock-a-Doodle Dandy.

      London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1949. - V, 104 pp. 8vo. With autogr. inscription signed: "For E. MacDonald Cornelius (Con), from Sean O'Casey. With all good wishes (Devon 1949)". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        This I Remember

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. First. hardcover. good. Frontispiece and other black-and-white photographs. 387 pages (several pencil notations in the margins), tall 8vo, blue cloth (spine and covers faded). New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. First edition. Good condition. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Inscribed for Peter Hays Buckley by Eleanor Roosevelt.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        The Traitor: A Drama

      New York: Samuel French. (1949). First. First edition. Cocked thus good in a price-clipped and rubbed, good dustwrapper. Wouk's second and easily scarcest title, a play about an atomic scientist who believes the only way to prevent atomic war is to provide the Russian Communists with a deterrent. Only the second copy we've seen in jacket. .

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      Secker and Warburg, London 1949 - First Edition, First Printing. A fabulous copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the words "First Published 1949" printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dustjacket is vibrant in color and has the publisher's printed price of 10s. net present on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the spine. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy with the original dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        3 Autograph Letters, signed, to Henry Charles Duffin ("Dear Mr. Duffin"), author of WALTER DE LA MARE, A STUDY OF HIS POETRY (L., 1949)

      All from Sark, Channel Islands, 1949. In all, 7 pp. 8vo. With envelopes, addressed in Peake's hand. "The great thing is to write myself out ..." 1. 3 pp. on 2 leaves of plain stationery, 87 closely written lines. 8vo, Sark, Channel Island, May [postmarked 20 May], 1948. A lengthy letter concerning TITUS GROAN, his gratitude for Duffin's kind remarks on the work, his excitement over nearing the completion of Part II (GORMENGHAST), his comparison of the two parts; his projections for part III; and his great admiration for Walter de la Mare ("a great poet"), and his desire to contribute a drawing for the book published in Mr. de la Mare's honor. Of TITUS GROAN, Peake writes: "Heaven knows the book is full of crashing mistakes. The time element in a long story is so curious a thing. Being five years older in the final chapters than I was when Mr. Flay had his conversation with Roottcod in the Hall of the Bright Carvings, a hundred discrepancies and differences in style took place. ..." 2. One page on single sheet of plain stationery, 18 lines. 4to, Sark, Channel Islands, 13 July, 1948. Apologizing for his tardiness in answering, having been in London, "where I have been in such a whirl trying to impress publishers that I am just the person they ought to give lots of money to (they were not impressed) ... No, I haven't heard from Mr. de la Mare - but I haven't yet sent the drawing. I am anxious for it to be a really good one & one that he will enjoy ..." 3. 3 pp., 8vo, on single folded sheet of blue stationery, 60 lines. Sark, Channel Islands, [postmarked 5 September, 1949]. Peake talks of Duffin's forthcoming book on Walter de la Mare, Peake's two visits to see de la Mare in Taplow, whom he hopes to see in England and how this last year has been concentrated on Titus (Gormenghast.) "It is strange that on the pamphlet you sent me you asked me whether there was any news of the 2nd part yet - for I had finished it on the previous day! ..." Peake also discuses his imminent return to London and two forthcoming works: a book of poetry, presumably The Glassblowers (1950), and his llustrations for Treasure Island (1949). An important, open, and highly illuminating group of UNPUBLISHED correspondence from the most stable and productive period of the artist's life. Gormenghast was published 1950; part III was a book Peake wrestled with: Titus Alone was finally published in 1959. The drawings Peake describes making for Gormenghast were not published until the 1967 American re-issue of the novels. The first letter hints at the troubled moods that plagued the artist, when he describes receipt of Duffin's original letter about Titus Groan, "I was in the garden when the Island postman came - & to tell the truth was in a melancholy state of mind, but your letter acted like radium & within half an hour I was writing hard about Titus & Flay in the latter's shanty in Gormenghast forest ...".

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        The Mating Season

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, [1949]. Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine and front board lettered black. With the dust jacket. Upper tips slightly bumped, top edge mildly foxed; an excellent copy in the bright, unclipped jacket with a small tape repair to verso of front panel. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Partridge Shortenin&#39;, being an instructive and irreverent sketch commentary on the Psychology Foibles and Footwork of Partridge Hunters. By G. Grouse

      n.p.: Privately published, 1949. First edition, one of 100 copies only. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth, title and device in gilt on upper cover. Fine, spine faded, in green cloth drop box. A rare and delightful collection of sporting reminiscences which, despite the specificity of the title, involve a wide spectrum of activities: speed-boating, slingshot making, fishing for salmon and muskellunge, wildfowling for partridge, woodcock, duck and other quarry, lists of favorite sporting books, discussion of sporting gear, equipment, etiquette--all enlivened with interludes of family gossip and some slightly rowdy song lyrics. A rich and memorable book&#11;&#11;Inscribed on ffep "Presentation to/ Jeremiah M. Evarts/ Bird Shooter & Gentleman/ Superindendant of Partridge/Shortenin in rugged Vermont./ &#39;Grampa Grouse&#39;/ Gorham C. Cross/ Marion, Mass 1951."

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        The Works

      London: Wingate, 1949. The Heather Edition, arranged with an introduction by Phyllis Bentley;. Hardcover. Very good. Six volumes, complete; Small octavo; full brown morocco, gilt ruled boards, six panel gilt decorated spines with a floral motif, lightly raised bands, title and author labels, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, all edges gilt by Bayntun, (Riviere) of Bath; Title pages printed in pink and black; I; Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte, pp. 528; II; Shirley by Charlotte Bronte, pp.624; III; Villette by Charlotte Bronte, pp. 558; IV; Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte, pp. 528; V; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte; , pp. 464; VI; The Professor by Charlotte Bronte and Poems by Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte, Bently, Lives Of The Brontes; pp. 462; Very good. A bright supple set with very minor edge wear. A Beautiful Set in Fine Binding!

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        Journal du Voleur.

      [Geneva:] Aux dépens d'un ami, [1949] - Loose quarto quires held in the publisher's card chemise, with the original glassine wrapper. Housed in a black cloth folding case. Spine sunned and fore-corners a little bent, break in the wrapper at the top fore-corner of the rear cover. An excellent copy. First edition, reserved solely for subscribers. Number 204 of 400 numbered copies on Vélin à la Forme signed by Genet, from an edition of 410. Journal de Voleur is Genet's autobiographical account of his own kleptomanic and depraved youth. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Els Consolats De Mar De La Ciutat De Barcelona. Segles XIII - XVIII.

      Barcelona 1949 - 34 pp. de texto con tipografía gótica, portada embellecida con dibujos originales y 26 láminas con mapas y 70 escudos heráldicos, todo dibujado y pintado a mano. Edición de 10 ejemplares en papel de hilo superior. Ejemplar cosido y con tapas a media tela y cartoné. Con caja de resguardo. Size: 35 x 25 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Watch the Northwind Rise

      US: Creative Age Press. New York, Creative Age Press, 1949. Hardback first edition and first impression. A fine book in a near fine jacket with a little bumping and rubbing to the jacket tips. Signed by the author without inscription. Provenance: from the collection of George Locke; author, publisher, dealer, bibliographer and collector. Best known for his Spectrum of Fantasy reference material and Ferret Fantasy. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1949.

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      . Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 31 x 20 cm (H).. Johannes Karl Gotthard Niedlich, geb. am 4 März 1949 in Lunow an der Oder, Mark Brandenburg, lebt und arbeitet als freischaffender Künstler in Altlandsberg bei Berlin. Die Zeichnung ist die Original-Vorlage für die Einbandillustration zu "Ich ging einmal spazieren" von Johannes K.G. Niedlich, Berlin, Kinderbuchverlag 1985.

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