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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd.,, 1949–54. 6 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, gilt titles to spines, top edges red, grey endpapers decorated with a design that alternates a lion rampant with the initials W.S.C. In the typographical dust jackets with background design as per the endpapers, spine panel of vol. I with printed edition statement. With maps and diagrams, some folding. Vol. 1 slightly bowed, spines slightly rolled, some very light bumping to extremities and minor creasing to the top corner of a few pages. An excellent set in the bright dust jackets. First editions of the latter five volumes, second edition of volume 1. Churchill's masterpiece is without doubt the single most important historical account of the Second World War. From the collection of Churchill's literary agent Emery Reves (1904–1981). Reves had been instrumental in promoting Churchill's pre-War international profile by the world-wide syndication of many of his prophetic articles during the late 1930s.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Big Fisherman

      PETER DAVIES, LONDRA 1949 - INGLESE Legatura completamente blu con titoli solo sul dorso. Pagine ben salde ingiallitre dal tempo. Cartine geografiche in bianco e nero ai risguardi. Ottimo lo stato generale di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Songs of A Pagan

      Caxton Printers, Ltd., Caldwell 1949 - 10.5 in. x 8 in., 90 pages, Cloth, First and last major monograph of an important figure in the California Pictorialist movement of the early 20th century. edition. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dawson's Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Weet Je Nog? (Do you Remember?).

      Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Contact, 1949. First edition of Anne Frank's collection of stories and fairy-tales, written at the age of 14, while in hiding. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Illustrated by Kees Kelfkens. Rare in the original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        THE SECOND CONFESSION

      The Viking Press, 1949., New York - First edition. Signed and dated on the front fly leaf by the author. Very good in dust jacket with light restoration to the spine ends, corners, and extremities. A Nero Wolfe mystery. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        CANTI

      MONDADORI, VERONA 1949 - ITALIANO Brossura editoriale muta, sovraccoperta avorio con titoli rossi, con minime dissolvenze, usura ai bordi e piccola traccia di umidità, pagine ancora intonse, a grandi margini ed ingiallite ai bordi, a cura di E.Bianchetti sul testo critico dato da F.Flora, edito in 500 esemplari numerati Ad Personam, il ns. è l'esemplare n.333 stampato per Concetto Marchesi

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        Port of Long Beach California.

      H. A. Lown & L. E. Smith. 1949. - Color folded map unfolding to 25 ¾ x 20 ¾ inches. Verso of map is blank. The upper horizontal fold is separated along several panels with very minor paper loss at one fold intersection. There are two short splits in the map and several edge tears four of which enter the image. The map is in good clean condition and could be repaired or conservation backed for greater stability. Note at the bottom of the map states: "This is a duplicate tracing. Original map drawn Oct. 1925." WorldCat lists a "Map of Long Beach and the Harbor District" published in 1925 by the Marine Trust and Savings Bank (Long Beach, Calif.) L.L. Poates Eng’g Co. An earlier Poates map of Long Beach, circa 1912, was offered from the same publisher. This 1949 map is signed in the bottom right corner H. A. Lown & L. E. Smith, with small text block notation above reading "Revised to Feb. 10, 1950" followed by Smith’s initials. It is evident the "tracing" has been updated to reflect the port as it existed in 1949, a view supported by the map's inclusion of Terminal Island Freeway and the U.S. Naval Station in an area that was earlier termed the Long Beach "Industrial Zone." The map also depicts the Rainbow Pier, Municipal Auditorium and Silver Spray Pier in the Long Beach amusement zone. Depicted in faint outline is the (Proposed) Southeast Basin. Inset map shows the Los Angeles area from the Pacific Ocean eastward as far as Banning. A smaller inset map depicts the San Pedro Bay area. No WorldCat listing has been found for this edition. An uncommon item, highly detailed, significant in tracking the development of Long Beach as a major military, shipping, and residential area adjacent to, but distinguished in many crucial ways, from the city and county of Los Angeles. The lack of library holdings suggests the scarcity of this map. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Enfantines.

      Marcel Sautier, Paris 1949 - In-4, , en feuilles, sous chemises, emboitage de l'éditeur. Edition illustrée de 59 lithographies originales en couleurs de Pierre-Eugène Clairin. Tirage unique limité à 125 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil de Lana. Exemplaire (n°4) imprimé au nom de l'éditeur Marcel Sautier, enrichi d'un texte complémentaire de Valery Larbaud, intitulé La Paix et le salut, épilogue des Enfantines, illustré d'une lithographie originale en couleurs in-texte sur double page et tiré uniquement à 8 exemplaires hors commerce sur vélin de Lana (celui-ci, imprimé au nom de Marcel Sautier, est enrichi d'une épreuve supplémentaire de la lithographie). L'exemplaire comporte aussi 6 aquarelles originales en couleurs signées par Eugène Clairin (dont une inédite et 5 correspondant aux illustrations des pages 16, 22, 69, 163 et 206), une suite à part en couleurs des lithographies tirées sur malacca blanc, une petite lithographie originale en couleurs inutilisée et signée par l'artiste. Est joint un dossier réunissant la correspondance adressée à Marcel Sautier pour la réalisation de ce livre, par l'auteur (une lettre autographe signée) et l'artiste (11 lettres et 2 cartes autographes signées) - 11 lithographies ou bois en couleurs signés adressés sous forme de cartes de v?ux - 3 documents relatifs à l'entrée de Pierre-Eugène Clairin à l'Académie des Beaux-Arts (dont un bois original en couleurs accompagnant la lettre de remerciement pour la participation à l'épée) - 2 épreuves d'essai pour 6 cahiers du livre illustrés chacun de 2 lithographies - 6 cartes d'invitation pour des expositions et de nombreuses coupures de journaux.L'exemplaire de l'éditeur, considérablement enrichi. Langue : Français [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Antoine]
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        From Here to the Bugle: The story of A.B. Hancock, Dean of Race Horse Breeders

      The Thoroughbred Press 1949 - The book is in near fine condition, green boards with gilt lettering on front and spine showing title, author , and a thoroughbred horse. A beautiful copy. Book has lightly bumped corners. First Edition [Stated]/ First Printing, 330 pages. Thomas W. Doswell was Mr . Hancock's first partner, see page 322 and on page 323 there is an inscription saying T.W. Doswell was my grandfather and signed Jeari D. Oaks. The clipped dust jacket is in good plus condition, with some loss to head of spine and back board, a few nicks. Book is inscribed on inside board and signed by two generations of A.B. Hancock and signed A. Hancock III and A. Hancock IV. Jacket in Brodart cover. A rare priceless gem. Binding is tight and square. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magnolia Books]
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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 very slightly faded, with tiny bump to head; an excellent copy in the dust jacket with unusually bright spine panel, a little rubbing to extremities, a couple of tiny chips and nicks, short closed tear to head of front panel. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First edition of Orwell's classic dystopian novel. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing and wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell and chemise case. A superior example. Written while Orwell suffered severely from tuberculosis and published shortly before the disease claimed his life, the novel is a work "of hectic, devilish, claustrophobic intensity... nightmarish in the telling" (Clute & Nicholls, 896). In 2005, the novel was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. Named as one of Modern Library 100 Best Novels of the twentieth century. "It is quite simply a novel which has changed the world" (Pringle, 100 Best Science Fiction Novels 1). Fenwick A12a. Connolly 99. Anatomy of Wonder II:838. 100 Most Influential Books 93.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Autobio.

      Paris: Damase, 1949.(). Portfolio with 9 color lithographs. Sheets loose as issued in folder. Edition of 130; this one signed but not numbered. With a text by Julien Cazlas.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Advance Reading Copy. Softcover. Good. Pale wraps printed in brown. Advance reading copy of the first American edition. Very Good- with wraps showing toning, soiling, wear, and a chip to top corner. Title handwriting in fading old ink to spine. Lean to spine. Pages toned, with several small stains. An uncommon format, which also states "First American Edition" on the copyright page.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Robber

      Collins, Toronto 1949 - 307pp. Red cloth with gilt lettered spine. Book is cocked. Dust jacket in poor condition, with heavy wear and loss to edges and corners, spine is gone and the dust jacket is in three pieces. This copy inscribed by Bertram Brooker "To Marie, From one of those people to another" -Bertram Brooker. From the library of Ontario author Marie McPhedran, her name and address in Toronto in blue ink above the inscription on the front endpaper. Small bookseller's rubber stamp to inside corner of front endpaper also. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist.

      Evanston: Library of Living Philosophers, 1949. Signed limited first edition, number 156 of 760 copies signed and dated "Albert Einstein '49." Octavo, original brown cloth, top edge gilt, original slipcase. The book is in fine condition, the slipcase is in fine condition. An absolute pristine example. Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable in this condition. Written by the man considered the "Person of the Century" by Time magazine, this is not a glimpse into Einstein's personal life, but an extension and elaboration into his thinking on science. Two of the great theories of the physical world were created in the early 20th century: the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Einstein created the theory of relativity and was also one of the founders of quantum theory. Here, Einstein describes the failure of classical mechanics and the rise of the electromagnetic field, the theory of relativity, and of the quanta. "The greatest physicist of the 20th century" (PMM 408).

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        La vie filtrée

      First edition, one of 13 numbered copies on pur fil, the only large paper copies.A rare and good copy. Gallimard Paris 1949 14,5x21cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Death of a Salesman

      New York: The Viking Press, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: The Viking Press, 1949. 139 pp. 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"; 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. Near Fine, with slight fading to orange cloth at spine and top and bottom edges. Light foxing to edge of page block. Small crease to front free end paper. In a Near Fine dust jacket with light edge wear, short edge tear, light crease to top outer corner of front panel and front flap, and light soiling to rear panel. A very lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Storm Clouds, Cape Cod.

      Cleveland, Ohio: The Print Club of Cleveland, 1949.(). Lithograph. Photolithograph. Edition of 252 Impressions on paper watermarked Flinsch. 223 x 332 mm. Matted. Dückers, no. E 110.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Mural-Scrolls [Mural Scrolls]

      New York: Katzenbach and Warren, Inc, 1949. First edition. Original spiral bound boards. RARE PORTFOLIO WITH ORIGINAL SILKSCREENS by Matisse, Calder, Miro, and Matta. A rare complete sample book created by Katzenbach and Warren, Inc. in 1949 to promote an intended limited series of large scrolls by the artists. The series of large scrolls never materialized although a handful were completed, generally for people associated with the project. 

Although relatively large, (12 x 18 inches including the burlap mount), the silkscreens in this collection are reduced versions of the intended larger scrolls (six to ten feet in length and four to six feet wide). 

 Printed on canvas and mounted on burlap, the four silkscreens show exquisite depth of color and rich texture. Includes: "A Piece of My Workshop" by Calder; "Arbre en Fleur" by Matisse, "Sun-Dice" by Matta, and "El Sol" by Miro. The Matisse and Miro prints have a small stamp "MS" (for "Mural-Scrolls", as issued). With introduction by James Thrall Soby and statements by each of the artists. New York: Katzenbach and Warren, Inc., 1949. Folio, original spiral-bound color boards; housed in an exquisite box by noted book designer Sjoerd Hofstra. Rear board neatly detached (but holding securely under the added mylar jacket); a few abrasions to boards. Tape residue to both inside covers (as in all copies we've seen), offsetting to last page of text (as always). A little paste action and burlap impression to Matisse. A stunning set, with the silkscreen colors remarkably bright. RARE.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist.

      Evanston: Library of Living Philosophers, 1949. Signed limited first edition, number 156 of 760 copies signed and dated "Albert Einstein '49." Octavo, original brown cloth, top edge gilt, original slipcase. The book is in fine condition, the slipcase is in fine condition. An absolute pristine example. Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable in this condition. Written by the man considered the "Person of the Century" by Time magazine, this is not a glimpse into Einstein's personal life, but an extension and elaboration into his thinking on science. Two of the great theories of the physical world were created in the early 20th century: the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Einstein created the theory of relativity and was also one of the founders of quantum theory. Here, Einstein describes the failure of classical mechanics and the rise of the electromagnetic field, the theory of relativity, and of the quanta. "The greatest physicist of the 20th century" (PMM 408).

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        Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist. The Library of Living Philosophers Volume VII. Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp.

      Evanston, IL: The Library of Living Philosophers, 1949 - Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, facsimile signature to front board gilt, bevelled edges, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, pages unopened. A fine, unopened copy. Portrait frontispiece and 2 plates. First and signed limited edition, number 121 of 760 copies signed and dated by the author. This is the only Einstein signed limited edition, and the first publication of Einstein's autobiographical notes, in which he famously described the awakening of his scientific curiosity when shown a compass as a child. The contents of this volume include Einstein's autobiographical notes, a facsimile of his handwriting, descriptive and critical essays on his work, Einstein's reply to the essays, and a bibliography. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE STORY OF THE TRAPP FAMILY SINGERS [SIGNED BY TRAPP FAMILY MEMBERS] [TWO COPIES]

      J.B. Lippincott 1949 (1951/1976), New York - 8vos., 2 books. 309pp.; VG; mild soiling; strong bindings; the tenth printing has no dust jacket gray spine with red lettering, dedication and signatures on ffep by six members of the Trapp family, (Agathe, Werner, Johanna, Rosmarie, Eleonore, and Hedwig); twenty-sixth printing has the dust jacket, red spine with white lettering, some fading to spine, and is signed flat on ffep by Maria von Trapp; text and paper clean with a few photographs, including one of the Villa Trapp in Austria; tiny drawings at the end of chapters; TM consignment; shelved in Case # 5. Dupont. First Editions, Tenth Printing; Twenty-Sixth Printing. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA]
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        HUMAN ACTION: A Treatise on Economics

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1949. 2nd Printing. Hardcover. A fine hardcover book in a very good, lightly edgeworn dustjacket. The book itself is flawless and appears unread. The jacket is clean and bright with two tiny chips: one along the top edge of the front panel measuring 1/8-inch deep by one inch wide and a second off the top of the back panel measuring 1/4-inch deep by 1 3/4 inch wide. An attractive copy of a scarce and important work in economic history. Von Mises was the founder of the Austrain School of economics and the mentor of Friedrich von Hayek. This work is an important study defending free markets as the best motivator of human behavior which will lead to growth and prosperity. A scarce book, especially so in dustjacket.

      [Bookseller: Kubik Fine Books Ltd, ABAA]
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        Picasso lithographe. Préface de Jaime Sabartès. 4 volumes set. With 8 original lithographs.

      Monte Carlo, Andre Sauret, 1949-1964. 32 x 24,5 cm. Kartoniert mit den Orig.-Umschlägen sowie den Cellophanumschlägen (sauber und gut erhalten). *Catalogue raisonnee / Werkverzeichnis der Lithographien (1919-1963) komplett in 4 Bänden. Volume I printed in 2500 copies (here No. 604): Tome I - Tome II (1947-1949) - Tome III (1949-1956) - Tome IV (1956-1963). Mit den 4 lith. Frontispices und 4 lith. Umschlägen, alles in guter Erhaltung. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Two Little Trains

      William R Scott 1949 - First Edition illustrated by Jean Charlot. "Made in U.S.A. Copyright MCMXLIX." Near Fine in price-clipped jacket with foxed front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Picture Book Cottage]
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        Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action WITH Hole Injection in Germanium - Quantitative Studies and Filamentary Transistors WITH The Theory of P-n Junctions in Semiconductors and P-n Junction Transistors

      New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1949. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. First Edition. Two issues of the BSTJ April and July 1949. Both 8vo and publisher's original printed blue wrappers. Housed in a custom leather backed clam shell case. April 1949: [165]-334 pages. Ink stamp: "Property of the Telephone Systems Training Section" on front wrapper and first page. Spine lightly faded and also slanted, otherwise bright and clean internally. July 1949: 335-600 pages. Previous owner name (N. Aron) inked on front wrapper and marked on rear panel. Spine sunned, wear to the extremities especially the head/tail of the spine panel. Overall light browning to the wrappers. Wraps. Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956 "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect." Bardeen's paper on A-C impedance is found in the July issue, and work by Shockley et al on Hole Injection in Germanium (pp 344-366 ; planned to be included in Holes and Electrons) as well as his own article on the Theory of p-N junctions in Semiconductors (pp 435-489). The April issue contains "Physical Principles involved in Transistor Action" by Bardeen and Brattain (pp 239-277), "the first comprehensive report on the transistor". Together these key papers represent the discovery and initial work on the transistor, a seminal discovery in 20th century physics and the basis for most of today's electronics products. There are also other papers on the transistor and semi-conductors, and papers by other Bell System researchers. The Bell System Research Labs functioned as a rich incubator during this period, turning out key developments across many technologies. The Bell System Technical Journal is an important journal of record for research in electronics, physics, communications theory, and mathematics. Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, No. 450.

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        The Poems.

      London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd,, 1949. 2 volumes, tall octavo. Original green cloth over bevelled boards, gilt lettered spines, author's monogram in gilt on front covers, top edges gilt. With the original slipcase. Photogravure portrait frontispieces of Yeats by Emery Walker after John Singer Sargent and Augustus John with tissue guards. Bookplates to front free endpapers. Spine of vol. 2 lightly faded, tips ever so slightly rubbed, occasional toning throughout, a few pages unopened. An excellent, bright copy. First and signed limited variorum edition, number 335 of 375 copies signed by the author, published by Macmillan as a Definitive Edition of his work, as stated in the prospectus, which is not found with this copy. The edition was personally overseen by Yeats's widow, George, the publisher Harold Macmillan, and the publisher's reader Thomas Mark. According to the prospectus, "For some time before his death [in 1939], W. B. Yeats was engaged in revising the text of this edition of his poems, of which he had corrected the proofs, and for which he had signed the special page to appear at the beginning of Volume I [the limitation sheet]". Yeats was, of course, a constant reviser of his work, which makes this definitive edition all the more important.

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        Two original portraits of Churchill painting, executed by his literary agent Emery Reves, one signed by Churchill

      La Pausa, France: , c. 1949. Two sheets of sketching paper (350 x 280 mm); one image portrait format, the other landscape.; along with two photographs of the signed portrait (305 x 230 mm) mounted on card; another copy of same (unmounted); photograph of portrait of Churchill smoking a cigar; two negatives for the above. In excellent condition. A very attractive original charcoal portrait of Churchill painting, signed by Churchill in the blank area above the image ("Winston S. Churchill"), signed by Reves lower left; with unfinished preliminary charcoal sketch of the same subject on verso. Reves's portrait is based on an unpublished photograph of Churchill painting en plein air, wearing broad-brimmed cowboy hat and long white "painting coat", seated in a wicker chair, protected from the sun by a tall screen and large umbrella. Reves has added detail to the background in the form of a line of trees and the outline of hills. It was executed while Churchill was staying at La Pausa, his "favourite South of France retreat from 1955 to 1960" (Roy Jenkins, Churchill, 2001, p. 509). La Pausa, some 15 miles east of Nice, was designed and built by Coco Chanel in the early '30s. In 1953 it was bought by Emery and Wendy Reves using the proceeds from the foreign-language rights, negotiated by Reves, for Churchill's The Second World War. "Life at La Pausa was idyllic. Churchill called the villa Pausaland and was to return there ten times, usually twice a year" (Martin Gilbert, ed., Winston Churchill and Emery Reves: Correspondence 1937-1964, 1997, p. 18). The unsigned landscape format pencil portrait – clearly executed by Reves - is based on the September 1948 photograph of Churchill painting the river Sorgue (near Aix-en-Provence) by Life magazine photographer Frank Scherschel. Painting was, of course, one of Churchill's great "escapes" and a haven from the spells of depression – his "black dogs" – that he suffered throughout his life. "Sir Winston himself has described (in Painting as a Pastime) how he turned to painting as a way of distracting a mind in turmoil with ideas, but without the means of acting upon them" (David Coombs, Churchill: His Paintings, 1967, p. 14). A number of Churchill's paintings are held at the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection at the Dallas Museum of Art. Provenance: from the collection of Churchill's literary agent Emery Reves (1904-1981). Reves had been instrumental in promoting Churchill's pre-War international profile by the world-wide syndication of many of his prophetic articles during the late 'thirties. Churchill biographer Jonathan Rose gives the background to their early association: "[At this time] Churchill was trying to disseminate his dissenting views as widely as possible, with the help of an indispensable agent. Emery Reves was a Hungarian Jew who in 1930 launched the Cooperation Press Service. Based in Berlin, he distributed articles by prominent politicians to publications outside their home countries. Within two years he had about a hundred political writers in his stable… publishing them in 400 newspapers in 70 nations. 'Naturally the organization was rather profitable,' he recalled… On 1 April 1933 Nazi stormtroopers attacked Jewish businesses throughout Germany, and Reves took the night train to Paris, where he opened a new office on the Champs-Eylsees. Reves was keen to recruit Churchill, and Austen Chamberlain set up a meeting on 25 February 1937 in Churchill's London flat at Morpeth Mansions. Having just emerged from his bath, Churchill was as skeptical as he was naked, so Reves handed him a fat folder of Austen's clippings. Promptly telephoning Lord Beaverbrook's office, Churchill was dismayed to learn that 'Chamberlain's articles are much more widely distributed than mine.' In June Churchill and Reves signed a contract, and the latter became the conduit for distributing Churchill's jeremiads against Hitler to Europe, the British Empire and the United States. A senior Foreign Office official urged Reves to stop – for in fact he was enabling Churchill to run around Neville Chamberlain's media blockade, with some assistance from the latter's half-brother. 'He was really in the political doghouse,' Reves remembered. 'Through my service he got on the front pages of the newspapers in twenty-five languages, with up to a fifteen, even twenty million circulation'" (The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor, Yale 2015, pp. 257-58). Their association blossomed again after the War when Reves negotiated the sale of the US rights for The Second World War, and purchased the international rights himself, selling serialization to twenty-seven newspapers across the globe and securing book rights in eleven European countries. Churchill said of this feat, "I am sure that no one could have done it except Reves, who buzzed around the world for nearly a year making contracts." They subsequently worked closely together on the book itself, Reves having what Martin Gilbert has described as "considerable editorial input". This pair of portraits has a superb provenance and highlights an association from a period in Churchill's life, when, out of public office after his resignation as Prime Minister in April 1955, he could relax in his beloved France in the company of what Roy Jenkins calls his "cosseting" companions, Wendy and Emery Reves.

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        After Two Years

      First edition, one of 25 numbered copies. 8vo., original wrappers. Anacapri, The Rosaio Press.

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        Le Deuxième Sexe [The Second Sex]

      Paris: Gallimard, 1949. 2 vols. 1st edition (in French). Copy "C" of 5 lettered sets (marked A to E) on vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre, undoubtedly de Beauvoir's private supply, and the book's rarest state by some geometric factor (the trade edition was 2,000). Contemporary (original?) 3/4 morocco by Henri Duhayon (the master binder of Nice), top edge gilt, others uncut, original wrappers bound in, morocco tipped wood grain slipcases. Fine. A book of the highest measure, and likely (unchallenged as) the best copy of it in the world. The first post-modern assaying of the female condition and a trial of patriarchal society, igniting the current, ongoing, incarnation of the women's movement, and encouraging any repressed appreciation of feminism to crawl out from under its hiding place. First, best, finest, rarest. Could one want more? Powerfully influential? That too. Fine.

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        Two original portraits of Churchill painting, executed by his literary agent Emery Reves, one signed by Churchill.

      La Pausa, France: c. 1949 - Two sheets of sketching paper (350 x 280 mm); one image portrait format, the other landscape.; along with two photographs of the signed portrait (305 x 230 mm) mounted on card; another copy of same (unmounted); photograph of portrait of Churchill smoking a cigar; two negatives for the above. In excellent condition. A very attractive original charcoal portrait of Churchill painting, signed by Churchill in the blank area above the image ("Winston S. Churchill"), signed by Reves lower left; with unfinished preliminary charcoal sketch of the same subject on verso. Reves's portrait is based on an unpublished photograph of Churchill painting en plein air, wearing broad-brimmed cowboy hat and long white "painting coat", seated in a wicker chair, protected from the sun by a tall screen and large umbrella. Reves has added detail to the background in the form of a line of trees and the outline of hills. It was executed while Churchill was staying at La Pausa, his "favourite South of France retreat from 1955 to 1960" (Roy Jenkins, Churchill, 2001, p. 509). La Pausa, some 15 miles east of Nice, was designed and built by Coco Chanel in the early '30s. In 1953 it was bought by Emery and Wendy Reves using the proceeds from the foreign-language rights, negotiated by Reves, for Churchill's The Second World War. "Life at La Pausa was idyllic. Churchill called the villa Pausaland and was to return there ten times, usually twice a year" (Martin Gilbert, ed., Winston Churchill and Emery Reves: Correspondence 1937-1964, 1997, p. 18). The unsigned landscape format pencil portrait – clearly executed by Reves - is based on the September 1948 photograph of Churchill painting the river Sorgue (near Aix-en-Provence) by Life magazine photographer Frank Scherschel. Painting was, of course, one of Churchill's great "escapes" and a haven from the spells of depression – his "black dogs" – that he suffered throughout his life. "Sir Winston himself has described (in Painting as a Pastime) how he turned to painting as a way of distracting a mind in turmoil with ideas, but without the means of acting upon them" (David Coombs, Churchill: His Paintings, 1967, p. 14). A number of Churchill's paintings are held at the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection at the Dallas Museum of Art. Provenance: from the collection of Churchill's literary agent Emery Reves (1904-1981). Reves had been instrumental in promoting Churchill's pre-War international profile by the world-wide syndication of many of his prophetic articles during the late 'thirties. Churchill biographer Jonathan Rose gives the background to their early association: "[At this time] Churchill was trying to disseminate his dissenting views as widely as possible, with the help of an indispensable agent. Emery Reves was a Hungarian Jew who in 1930 launched the Cooperation Press Service. Based in Berlin, he distributed articles by prominent politicians to publications outside their home countries. Within two years he had about a hundred political writers in his stable publishing them in 400 newspapers in 70 nations. 'Naturally the organization was rather profitable,' he recalled On 1 April 1933 Nazi stormtroopers attacked Jewish businesses throughout Germany, and Reves took the night train to Paris, where he opened a new office on the Champs-Eylsees. Reves was keen to recruit Churchill, and Austen Chamberlain set up a meeting on 25 February 1937 in Churchill's London flat at Morpeth Mansions. Having just emerged from his bath, Churchill was as skeptical as he was naked, so Reves handed him a fat folder of Austen's clippings. Promptly telephoning Lord Beaverbrook's office, Churchill was dismayed to learn that 'Chamberlain's articles are much more widely distributed than mine.' In June Churchill and Reves signed a contract, and the latter became the conduit for distributing Churchill's jeremiads against Hitler to Europe, the British Empire and the United States. A senior Foreign Office official urged Reves to stop – for [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Le Char triomphal de l'antimoine.

      Paris: Éditions Hémispheres,, 1949. Small quarto. Quires loose in the original card jacket as issued, titles to spine and front. With 3 original etchings by Brauner, each numbered and signed by the artist. Bookplate of Adolphe de Milly; later collector's bookplate of Harry C. Goebel to blank following the half-title. Brief typed biography of Brauner tipped in to the same page. Clean tape reinforcement to head and tail of the jacket, some mild partial toning to covers, otherwise fine. First and limited edition, pre-publication presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title, "à Adolphe de Milly avec mon trés amical souvenir, Yvan Goll, Paris 11 avril 1949"; number 90 of 300 copies on Rives (from a total edition of 333). The colophon notes that "cet ouvrage a été achevé d'imprimeur le 15 Mai 1949". The recipient was a French-born writer, publisher, and cabaret owner who had worked with Goll on the New York-based French Resistance wartime newspaper, La Voix de France. Goll founded the Éditions Hémispheres in New York in 1943 to publish the works of surrealist writers exiled in the USA during Nazi occupation. This work is a collection of surrealist poems and illustrations of an occult nature, the title inspired by a 14th-century alchemical treatise by Basil Valentin. Brauner's etching represent the demons "Azoth", "Raziel", and the fascinating "Lilith", Adam's apocryphal first mate before Eve.

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

      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.

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        DOC SAVAGE 1949 WINT-RARE LATE ISSUE-HERO PULP VG

      Street and Smith 1949 - THE GREEN MASTER. Rare late issue. VG condition. Condition: VG

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        [Lot of 8 Popular Library Pulp Novel Cover Proofs]

      [New York]: Popular Library, [1949-1951]. Very good. Eight original cover proofs. Color lithograph on card. 2 also include rear cover graphics and text. Mild handling wear. Very good. Collection of eight original cover proofs from the Popular Library publishing company. Seven of the eight feature artwork attributed to prolific pulp cover artist Rudolf Belarski. The proofs appear identical to the published versions of each work. Titles include: FIND ME IN FIRE; SOME DAY I'LL KILL YOU; DEATH AND TAXES; LOVE HAS NO ALIBI; LADY IN PERIL; SOLDIERS' DAUGHTERS NEVER CRY (2 copies); and THE OLD BATTLE AX (above). An uncommon lot of process materials from one of the most prominent mid-20th Century pulp publishers, featuring the work of one of the genre's foremost cover artists.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Le Char triomphal de l'antimoine.

      Paris: Éditions Hémispheres, 1949 - Small quarto. Quires loose in the original card jacket as issued, titles to spine and front. Bookplate of Adolphe de Milly; later collector's bookplate of Harry C. Goebel to blank following the half-title. Brief typed biography of Brauner tipped in to the same page. Clean tape reinforcement to head and tail of the jacket, some mild partial toning to covers, otherwise fine. With 3 original etchings by Brauner, each numbered and signed by the artist. First and limited edition, pre-publication presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title, "à Adolphe de Milly avec mon trés amical souvenir, Yvan Goll, Paris 11 avril 1949"; number 90 of 300 copies on Rives (from a total edition of 333). The colophon notes that "cet ouvrage a été achevé d'imprimeur le 15 Mai 1949". The recipient was a French-born writer, publisher, and cabaret owner who had worked with Goll on the New York-based French Resistance wartime newspaper, La Voix de France. Goll founded the Éditions Hémispheres in New York in 1943 to publish the works of surrealist writers exiled in the USA during Nazi occupation. This work is a collection of surrealist poems and illustrations of an occult nature, the title inspired by a 14th-century alchemical treatise by Basil Valentin. Brauner's etching represent the demons "Azoth", "Raziel", and the fascinating "Lilith", Adam's apocryphal first mate before Eve. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Lyrics.

      1949 - First edition. 8vo., original red cloth. New York, Simon and Schuster. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper possibly to Ivor Novello, 'For Ivor with my best wishes Oscar'. An excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Original unpublished drawing, signed.

      1949. This fine finished drawing was intended for "Bartholomew and the Oobleck" (1949), but was not used. 12-1/2 Inches x 10-1/8 inches, black crayon on white wove paper, layout mark in blue pencil. Signed "Dr. Seuss"

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Johnny Allegro.

      Hollywood, Calif.: Columbia, 1949.(). Color poster. Mounted on linen. One sheet. B- Condition. Director: Ted Tetzlaff. Writing credits (in alphabetical order): Karen DeWolf, Guy Endore, James Edward Grant (story). Cast: (in credits order) George Raft, Johnny Allegro, Nina Foch, Glenda Chapman.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Tintin:Le Temple du Soleil,édition originale

      1949 - Dos,plats,coins,gouttière,coiffes très bien conservés,4e plat B3,édition originale de 1949,dos jaune,2 symboles incas jaunes en page de titre,très bel état d'ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Bibliofolie]
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        Human Action: A Treatise on Economics

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing of the Austrian School economist's magnum opus. 889 p. Grey cloth with black lettering on spine. Good condition. Sturdy binding. Lacks dust jacket. A few underlines and notes in the introduction, the rest of the text is clean. Spine foxed with a few small stains, thin tear near head. A few nicks and scrapes to cloth. Former owner's name and address on fep. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        Human Action - A Treatise on Economics

      Yale University Press, New Haven, CT 1949 - First edition, first printing. Not ex-lib. Boards are worn and bumped at corners, spine ends worn and chipped, general signs of wear on boards and spine. Discoloration to bottom text block, does not extend to interior pages. Binding is nice and strong, interior very clean without markings, highlights, previous owner signature, etc. A solid, sound copy of von Mises' magnum opus, serving as a foundation for the Austrian School of economics. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Great Matter Books]
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