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        Second World War photograph of Winston S. Churchill signed in 1949, with a presentation letter from his longtime friend and assistant, Eddie Marsh

      This is a signed and dated, silver gelatin photograph featuring Winston Churchill from the lower torso up, in overcoat and bowler hat, standing before a microphone, speaking in an unidentified outdoor setting. This is a large photo, measuring 9.375 inches x 7.5 inches (24 cm x 19 cm) with an attached, signed mount extending an additional 2.75 inches (7 cm) below the image. The signature, in black ink in two lines, reads: "Winston S. Churchill | 1949". The affixed signature mount is age-toned, but Churchill's signature remains crisp and clear, with no spreading or fading of the ink. Provenance is provided by an accompanying holograph presentation letter on plain gray stationery. The letter bears the address "86 Walton St. SW3" and is dated "Nov 4th 1949". The letter reads: "Dear Sir, | I have great pleasure in sending | you this autograph of Mr. Churchill, | which Mr. Mark Gibbon told me | you would like to have. I am | afraid it has been a long time coming, | but as you know he is a very busy | man! | With kind regards | Yours very truly | Edward Marsh". Inked in a different hand at the top left corner of the letter is "Rec. 15.XI.49" indicating that the letter and photo were received eleven days after it is dated. It seems abundantly clear from both the photo itself and the accompanying presentation letter that the signature is original to the photograph. Thin, carefully applied tape affixed to the perimeter of the verso of the photo and the border between photo and signature mount gives every appearance of being original, evidenced by the telltale differential toning to the signature mount consonant with the tape. Condition of the photograph is excellent, with no appreciable creases, soiling, wear, or toning. The letter is affixed to a heavy piece of cardstock. The identity of the photo and letter recipient is unknown. Despite being signed by Churchill in 1949, we believe the image itself dates from 1942; a similar image in the U.S. Library of Congress is dated thus and other images from 1942 show Churchill wearing the same hat and coat. The man who wrote the letter and conveyed the photo is, of course, quite well known. Sir Edward Howard “Eddie” Marsh (1872-1953) was Churchill's close friend and long-time assistant. In 1905, when Churchill chose Marsh as his Private Secretary, Marsh was "an obscure clerk in the West African Department" and Winston Churchill the newly appointed Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies. At the time, Marsh recalled in his memoirs "I had still not imagined that we could ever have anything in common." (Gilbert, II, pp.110-11) Nonetheless, this appointment became the basis of a lifelong friendship. Marsh "remained at his side in every Cabinet post he held for the next twenty-five years." (Gilbert, VIII, p.794) At the time this photograph was signed, Marsh had recently been helping edit Churchill's Second World War memoirs, "work on Volume 3 having advanced by the beginning of November to the verge of completion". (Gilbert, VIII, pp.494-5) In 1949, Churchill was not just writing history, but still trying to make it as well. Having done so much to win the war, Churchill faced frustration of his postwar plans when his wartime government fell to Labour in the General Election of July 1945. In 1949, Churchill was still Leader of the Opposition and would remain so until the October 1951 General Election, when Churchill's Conservatives outpaced Labour, returning Churchill to 10 Downing Street for his second and final premiership.

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        De Londres à Venise par New York [ Edition originale - Exemplaire du tirage de tête dédicacé par l'auteur et les illustrateurs, avec tous les documents originaux du chapitre relatif à la ville du Havre ]

      Un des 9 exemplaires sur japon impérial numérotés (n° 4), contenant une suite des gravures avant la lettre, sur japon impérial, et tous les documents originaux se rapportant à un chapitre (en l'espèce celui-ci consacré au Havre): manuscrit original de Claude Farrère, la première composition et les corrections d'auteur, les corrections typographiques, un croquis et un dessin à la plume de Valdo Barbey, une épreuve signée de l'artiste et le cuivre, 1 vol. in-4 reliure plein maroquin bleu sous étui bordé, dos à 5 nerfs, tête dorée, cuivre original inséré au premier plat, reliure signée de René Kieffer, René Kieffer, 1949, 112 pp. avec 18 eaux-fortes hors texte, la suite avant la lettre, les 10 feuillets du manuscrit , 5 feuillets des 1ères épreuves avec correction, les 4 ff second jeu d'épreuves, les 4 ff. du 2e jeu d'épreuve avec les corrections typographiques, les 2 ff. du bon à tirer, ainsi que le croquis, le dessin à la plume et l'épreuve signé par Valdo Barbey de son dessin de l'embarcadère du Havre, dont le cuivre original est relié au premier plat Magnifique exemplaire du tirage de tête sur Japon avec suite avant la lettre, dédicacé par l'auteur ("à Monsieur Guy Rigolet, en hommage") et l'illustrateur ("à Monsieur Guy Rigolet, comme moi, amoureux du Havre), et contenant l'intégralité des documents originaux du chapitre relatif à l'étape du Havre : les 10 feuillets du manuscrit original de Claude Farrère, les 5 feuillets des 1ères épreuves avec correction de l'auteur, les 4 ff. du second jeu d'épreuves, les 4 ff. du 2e jeu d'épreuve avec les corrections typographiques, les 2 ff. du bon à tirer, ainsi que le croquis original, le dessin à la plume original et l'épreuve signée par Valdo Barbey de son dessin de l'embarcadère du Havre, dont le cuivre original est relié au premier plat. Parfait état (ex-libris Guy Rigolet) pour cet ouvrage d'exception, qui est un remarquable témoignage d'attachement pour la ville du Havre : "Le Havre est en effet, par excellence, le vrai port des Européens allan en Amérique, et le vrai port des Américains venant visiter cette chère vieille terre de leurs ancêtres. Et ce qui est à voir et à admirer dans Le Havre, ce sont les piers d'embarquement d'où partent les paquebots transatlantiques". René Kieffer avait acquis de son vieil ami Valdo Barbey 18 gravures sur cuivre représentant 18 ports du monde. Décidé à faire paraître un texte de 4 pages par port, il s'adressa d'abord à Pierre Mac Orlan, puis à Blaise Cendrars (qui en fera le sujet de son ouvrage "Bourlinguer") avant de se tourner vers Claude Farrère (Cf Catalogue de Vente Sotheby's du 30 mai 2006). Français

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        ARISTOTELIAN SOCIETY SUPPLEMENTARY VOLUMES:The Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volumes - Run of 58 years, 1949 - 2007 [lacks 2 volumes].

      Aristotelian Society - Run as follows: Volume XXIII, 1949 through XXIV, 1950, [lacks XXV, 1951], Volume XXVI, 1952 through XXXVII, 1963, [lacks XXXVIII, 1964], Volume XXXIXL, 1965 through LXXXI, 2007.

      [Bookseller: PsychoBabel & Skoob Books]
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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Dylan Thomas"), to producer Frank Hauser at the British Broadcasting Corporation, agreeing to read his poems on a radio program

      The Boat House, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, [Wales] 1949 - 1 p., docketed with date "31 Aug 1949" as receipt on verso by BBC. 8vo. "I'll be very pleased indeed to read a . selection of my poems" Thomas accepts an invitation to read his poems on B.B.C. Radio's Third Programme. In part: "? I'll be very pleased indeed to read a 20 minute selection of my poems on the Third Programme sometime at the end of September - with just the minimum amount of linking material. Are any links, other than the titles of the poems, really necessary? Would I be expected to announce the titles of the poems myself? If so, then perhaps a few introductory words would be needed as well ?." The program was broadcast on September 24, 1949, with Thomas reading, among his own poems, "There Was a Saviour," "If my Head Hurt a Hair's Foot," "Poem in October," "After the Funeral," "A Refusal to Mourn" and "In My Craft or Sullen Art." He also delivered a piece called "On Reading One's Own Poems." The recording was released as side B of the 1963 Caedmon LP "An Evening with Dylan Thomas." From 1943-1953 Thomas participated in over 150 B.B.C. radio broadcasts, and his popularity owed much to his rich voice and dramatic reading style. 1 p., docketed with date "31 Aug 1949" as receipt on verso by BBC. 8vo

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984]

      London and New York: Secker & Warburg; Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. FIRST UK EDITION AND FIRST US EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE 20TH CENTURY. "The time is 13 o'clock; the date doesn't matter; the year goes without saying. Winston Smith, a bureaucrat at the Ministry of Truth, toils day and night in the service of Big Brother, the remote, faux-benign ruler of this eerily familiar dystopia. Orwell's novel is a study of every possible way a nation can be beaten down by its government: spiritually, physically, intellectually, by the media, torture, surveillance, and censorship, to the point where the state can manipulate reality at will. When Smith is tempted by a beautiful resistance fighter into an act of rebellion, 1984 becomes something more: a strange, tragic, deeply sad love story. It is Orwell's triumph, and the century's misfortune, that 1984 is as prescient as it is pessimistic" (Lev Grossman, All-Time 100 Novels).
The UK edition is the true first edition, published on June 8, 1949; the first US edition followed only five days later. The UK edition was published with both red and green dust jackets (no priority established); the US in both red and blue (no priority).[UK edition]. London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. Octavo, original cloth, original green dust jacket. Book with fading to spine and edges; a little foxing to text block. Dust jacket with restoration to the edges and folds. Dust jacket color exceptionally bright.[US edition]. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Original cloth, original red dust jacket. Neat ownership signature dated June 1949 on front pastedown. Only a hint of edgewear. A beautiful copy, rare in such good condition. Good / Good.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        EL ALEPH.

      Losada, Buenos Aires 1949 - Buenos Aires. Editorial Losada, Colección Prosistas de España y América. 1949. 146p. 3h. Rústica con sobrecubierta ilustrada por Atilio Rossi. Primera Edició. Pequeño faltante en el lomo y desgaste de la sobrecubierta en las tapas. Firma de antiguo dueño en anteportada. Buen estado. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cabalgando en un Silbido]
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        Utah Historical Quarterly Volumes XV, XVI, XVII (The Exploration of the Colorado River in 1869; The Exploration of the Colorado River and the High Plateaus of Utah in 1871-72) - Three volumes in two books

      Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah 1949 - 270; 540 [1] pp. Octavo [23 cm] A mismatched set. Volume 15 has red cloth over the spine and boards, and volumes 16 and 17 are bound with a red cloth spine and and red and silver printed stiff card wraps. Very good condition. The extremities are lightly rubbed, and the pages are tanned. The Exploration of the Colorado River in 1869. The Exploration of the Colorado River and the High Plateaus of Utah in 1871-72. From the introduction- "More than three-quarters of a century has passed since Major John Wesley Powell's parties began their exploration of the Colorado River country, yet the records of the Powell exploration have a freshness, an immediately contemporary interest, that few records in the annals of American exploration still possess. Roads, even superhighways, have been built into the most parched of the West's deserts, and over or through its most formidable mountain barriers, but one who would know the Colorado country must still penetrate it as Powell and his men did in 1869 and 1871-72, by taking to boats or resorting to pack trains." [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Death of a Salesman

      Viking Press, New York 1949 - First edition, Second Printing before Publication. 139, [1] pp. 8vo. INSCRIBED. Inscribed on the title-page: "To Frank Krohn Best, Arthur Miller." First edition, Second Printing before Publication. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        THE SECOND WORLD WAR. Comprising: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.

      London: Cassell and Co. Ltd. 1949-1954. First UK edition, first printing. First UK edition, first printing. Six volumes. Rare publisher's deluxe bindings of navy blue pebble-grain morocco with titles in gilt to the spine, for presentation by the author. Top edge gilt. Each volume is in excellent near fine condition, the bindings clean and square with light rubbing at the extremities, the contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A beautiful set of Churchill's best-selling history, offered in its rarest and most desirable form. Only 100 copies of this deluxe presentation first edition were issued (compared to 200,000 - 300,000 copies of the regular trade edition). [Woods A123b]. 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 TRACK OF THE CAT - SIGNED

      New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition. First Printing. Fine in a Near Fine, price clipped dustjacket, with just a touch of pinpoint rubbing at the extremities and a few tiny edge tears to note. Basis for the 1954 William Wellman film, with a screenplay by A.I. Bezzerides and starring Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, and Diana Lynn.

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        Detective Story. A play in Three Acts.

      1949 - New York. Random House. 1949. 8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. A little rubbing to wrapper otherwise a very good copy, the red on the dust wrapper much brighter than usual. First edition. A play that became the basis for the blistering and important 1951 film noir, directed by William Wyler and starring a young and very angry Kirk Douglas. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        First Day Cover Honoring Edgar Allan Poe; Signed By Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, Leslie Charteris and Others

      Edgar Allan Poe: First Day of Cover Signed By Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, Leslie Charteris, Evan Hunter, and Others. 1949. Issued on the 100th Anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's Death, signed in the early 1970's by Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, Leslie Charteris, Evan Hunter (with his pen name "Ed McBain" in brackets), Richard Lockeridge,and George Harmon Coxe. It is likely that they would have been signed at the Mystery Writes of America in the early 1970's since Rex Stout died in 1975. The signature of Agatha Christie appears to be a little shakier which is typical of her writing in the same period. This first day cover that was issued on October 7, 1949. We have seen most of the same writers sign a later first day issue in 1974 so it is possible they were signed at the same event.

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        Morte dell' adolescenza

      FIRENZE: VALLECCHI EDITORE, 1949. IED. Brossurato. BUONO. 12 19. USATO

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        The Intelligent Investor

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1949 - First Edition, First printing with the publisher's code "D-Y" indicating April, 1949 when the book was first published. This "D-Y" code makes this book the TRUE FIRST EDITION and any other edition without this correct code would be a later edition or printed after this edition. This ORIGINAL price clipped dustjacket is rich in color with light wear to the spine. This First Issue dustjacket has ALL the First Issue points including the "Editor of Barron's" quote and No. 7553 printed on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition and is bound in the publisher's blue cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        One-Way Ticket.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949 - Octavo. Original blue and yellow cloth, titles to spine in gilt and front cover in blind, top edge blue, fore edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the dust jacket, very slight marking to rear panel and a small nick to head of front panel, tips a little nicked. Illustrated by Jacob Lawrence. First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author: "With all my regard to Eusebia — sincerely, Langston / New York, March 31, 1949". The recipient, Eusebia Adriana Cosme (1911–1976) was a Cuban-born actress and interpreter of Afro-Caribbean poetry and literature. She gave recitals of poetry, with costumes and scenery designed by herself, including the work of Langston Hughes. During the 1940s she hosted a radio show on CBS's Las Cadenas de las Américas, the first nationally syndicated radio show in Spanish in America. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        EPIGRAMMATISTI GRECI DELLA MAGNA GRECIA E DELLA SICILIA

      LIBRERIA SCIENTIFICA EDITRICE, 1949. INTERLINGUE 0,31 N.XVIII della collana diretta da Vittorio De Falco, brossura editoriale brunita al dorso e parzialmente ai piatti, con lieve fioritura, usura ai bordi, strappetti e mancanze al dorso, pagine ancora intonse, brunite attorno ai testi causa tempo, in italiano con parti di testo in greco USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Enciclopedia Italiana di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti

      Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani 1949-2000, Roma - Stato di conservazione ottimo Presidente: Gaetano De Sanctis. n.d. p. 57 voll in-4

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        EDIPO RE

      Edizioni scolastiche Mondadori, 1949. INTERLINGUE 0,2 Collana diretta da Augusto Rostagni, introduzione e commento a cura di Enrico Turolla, in italiano e greco, all'antiporta illustrazione in nero raffigurante Sofocle in una antica scultura, pagine brunite attorno ai testi, con testatine figurate, brossura editoriale ingiallita, con macchie marroni al posteriore e superficiali tracce di umidità al dorso USATO

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        LETTRES TOME I

      LES BELLES LETTRES, 1949. INTERLINGUE 0,44 A cura di Jérome Labourt, brossura editoriale morbida, scolorita al dorso, con lieve usura ai bordi e vizio di piegatura all'angolo inferiore del piatto anteriore, pagine lievemente ingiallite da fattore tempo rimanendo comunque in buonissimo stato di conservazione, in francese con testo latino a fronte, con barbe USATO

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        KNIGHT'S GAMBIT

      Random House, [1949]., New York - First edition. Fine bright copy in a near fine dust jacket with just a trace of rubbing and some minor fading to the orange spine lettering. Dust jacket design by E. McKnight Kauffer. A Hubin-listed collection of six interlinked stories featuring Gavin Stevens, a county attorney in Jefferson, Mississippi. "Stevens is shrewd, observant and tolerant of the quirks and foibles of his fellow Southerners. He takes part in the detection and prevention of crime in the county community, and in handling the human passions released by violence in the community. The stories are narrated by his nephew, who calls him Uncle Gavin." Queen's Quorum 105. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        SIGNED & DATED PICTURE POST CARD.

      - N.p. (London?) 1949. 5.5 x 3.5", photo of portrait of Churchill on one side, blanks for address & message on other, a bi of edgewear, uniform soil on reverse else vg, un used. SIGNED & DATED BELOW PORTRAIT BY CHURCHILL. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        One-Way Ticket

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1949. Octavo. Original blue and yellow cloth, titles to spine in gilt and front cover in blind, top edge blue, fore edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Illustrated by Jacob Lawrence. An excellent copy in the dust jacket, very slight marking to rear panel and a small nick to head of front panel, tips a little nicked. First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author: "With all my regard to Eusebia — sincerely, Langston / New York, March 31, 1949". The recipient, Eusebia Adriana Cosme (1911–1976) was a Cuban-born actress and interpreter of Afro-Caribbean poetry and literature. She gave recitals of poetry, with costumes and scenery designed by herself, including the work of Langston Hughes. During the 1940s she hosted a radio show on CBS's Las Cadenas de las Américas, the first nationally syndicated radio show in Spanish in America.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Morte dell' adolescenza

      VALLECCHI EDITORE, FIRENZE 1949 - ITALIANO Volume brossurato in cartoncino flessibile. Pagine in buono stato, con bruniture anche ai tagli. Tracce di fioriture, anche in copertina. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Adventures in Wildest Africa The stirring narrative of a Big Game Hunting Expedition in Equatorial Africa illustrated with Third Dimension Pictures taken at the time 

      First edition. Map, plus numerous red-green three dimensional photographic illustrations. Oblong 4to. Five colour printed pictorial card wrappers, stapled. Red-green gelatine and card 'spectacles' in a pouch at the back. Slight crack to red gelatine, unaffecting functionality. Old price sticker to front board, lightly scuffed, small stain to lower margin of first two leaves. Very good. 24pp. London, W. Walker & Sons, n.d.

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        LA LINGUA DI SEDULIO

      CATANIA: CENTRO DI STUDI DI STORIA ARTE E LETT. CRISTIANA ANTICA, 1949. BROSSURA. BUONO. 15 21. RACCOLTA DI STUDI DI LETTERATURA CRISTIANA ANTICA USATO

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        Enciclopedia Italiana di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti Treccani. 56 volumi

      Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana, 1949 - 56 volumi In-4, mezza pelle editoriale. Esemplare completo degli aggiornamenti dal 1 al 6, e dei 2 volumi di indici generale dell'opera. Ottime condizioni. 1949/2000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        UN TRAMWAY NOMME' DESIR

      BORDAS, 1949. Francese 0,33 A cura di Jean Cocteau e traduzione di Paul De Beaumont, brossura editoriale illustrata, ingiallita, con fioritura, usura ai bordi, strappi con mancanze al dorso, pagine brunite attorno ai testi, con lieve fioritura e molte libere dalla lenta legatura, con una illustrazione a colori estratta da Vogue USATO

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        Six One Act Plays by South African Authors

      J.L. Van Schaik 1949 - Signed 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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.

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        DEE GOONG AN: THREE MURDER CASES SOLVED BY JUDGE DEE.

      Toppan Printing Company, 1949]., [Tokyo - First edition of the Dutch diplomat's first work of detective fiction, a translation of a Seventeenth Century detective story. Illustrated. With a preface by Van Gulik. Published in an edition of 1200 numbered copies signed by Van Gulik. This is copy 315, which is further inscribed "To Dr. F. Kuhn, with the author's best regards, New Delhi, Feb. 1952, Robert van Gulik." A fine bright, sharp copy with pictorial boards lacking the original plain kraft paper dust jacket. Housed in a custom made clamshell case with the design of the book's front cover on the front panel and the title on the spine. A sharp copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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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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        EL ALEPH

      Losada S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina 1949 - Excelente ejemplar de esta primera edición de un libro emblemático de Jorge Luis Borges. Tal vez nunca leido. Rareza de esta primera edición: la página 23 está numerada como "27" y luego, por supuesto, se repite este número en la pagina correspondiente. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rayo Rojo]
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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

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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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]

      [Bookseller: old imprints ABAA/ILAB]
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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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        The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag

      Oxford University 1949 2nd Imp. - Oxford University Press 1949 2nd impression - Good Condition iNo Dust Jacket - Signed by Jim Corbett on the half-title page: "Yours very sincerely Jim Corbett Nyeri 7/12/50 - Alson pevious owner's name on front free end paper - No other writing or marks in book - 166 pages - Green Cloth Cover - Photo sent on request - Shipped in a sturdy box with padding [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jim Rooney]
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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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