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        Indo-Chine terre française.

      Sans nom 1949 - in-4°, reliure pleine basane chagrinée verte, photo d?une statue de Bouddha collée sur le 1er plat, 51pp imprimées + 40 pages de bristol gris montées sur onglets supportant 182 photos originales en noir & blanc par l?auteur, légendées à la main. (quelques frottements sur le 1er plat, petites traces de papier de couverture au revers des plats, MANQUE UNE PHOTO) Paysages, monuments, ethnies, scènes et coutumes. Cet ouvrage semble avoir été publié à la commande ou comme présent de l?auteur. Il est extrêmement rare. Une mince brochure est parue sous le même titre.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Les Oies Sauvages]
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        THE HERALDRY OF THE RANGE. Some Southwestern Brands. Illustrated by D. D. Bugbee

      Canyon, Texas: Panhandle Plains Historical Society, 1949. FIRST EDITION. 4to. 36pp. Illus. with 8 monochrome facsimiles and 8 vignette headpieces. Original brown linen, front cover stamped in gilt, dust-jacket in excellent condition (two tiny chips at top of lower panel), preserved in a mylar sleeve FINE COPY, RARE THUS. Printed by Carl Hertzog, El Paso, Texas, and illustrated by H.D. Bugbee. One of Dykes' "High Points of Western Illustrating" (Dykes 76). The book and dust jacket are both crisp and clean. References: PRINTER AT THE PASS, no. 62. Rampaging Herd, no. 962.

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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        The Novels

      London: Allan Wingate, 1949. [Including Jane Eyre; Shirley; Vilette; Wuthering Heights; Agnes Grey; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.] 6 volumes, octavo (183 × 119 mm). Recent dark blue morocco, titles and rules to bands gilt, roll to boards blind, cream endpapers. Spines a little faded, small nick to one band, an excellent set. The Heather edition. An attractive set of the Brontë's novels.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Dee Goong An. Three Murder Cases Solved by Judge Dee. An old Chinese detective novel translated from the original Chinese with an introduction and notes

      [Tokyo: Printed for the author by Toppan Printing Company, 1949. First edition, unnumbered copy. Illustrated with three reproductions of original Chinese pictures, and with six plates drawn by the author after ancient Chinese models. [8], iv, xxiii, 237 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Pictorial boards from a polychrome woodcut by the author. Foot of spine faintly rubbed, front board a tiny bit faded. Very good copy lacking the plain paper dust jacket. First edition, unnumbered copy. Illustrated with three reproductions of original Chinese pictures, and with six plates drawn by the author after ancient Chinese models. [8], iv, xxiii, 237 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Attractive copy of van Gulik's pioneering translation of Chinese detective fiction, begun during his wartime exile in the mountains and privately printed in Tokyo. Dee Goong An, published in an edition of 1200 numbered copies signed by the author, was the starting point for his successful series of novels featuring Judge Dee. The present copy is not signed, but is in better than average condition."Without scholarly work, I could not have continued my diplomatic career, where one deals exclusively with matters of temporary significance; scholarly research offers a welcome refuge, for there everything one does has permanent value, even one's mistakes, for these will enable other workers to do better. However, if one takes scholarly work seriously, one has to be a slave of the facts, and strictly control one's imagination. While writing fiction, on the other hand, one is the undisputed master of the facts, and one may give the reins to one's imagination. Therefore the writing of fiction has become an indispensable third facet of my work, a relaxation that keeps my interest in diplomatic and scholarly activities alive" (quoted in Evers, p. 57).

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      Carl Beyaert, Bruges - Università Gregoriana, Roma 1949 - RO40244144: 30 volumes reliés. Pièces de titre sur les dos. 1 volume broché (Indices). Utilia Praesertim Religiosis et Missionariis. Fundata ab Arthuro VERMEERSCH s.i. Du Tome IX-X, 1920-1922, au tome XXXVIII, 1949. Complet entre ces années. Avec un IDICES PRIMAE SERIEI SEU QUINDECIM PRIORUM VOL. (1905-1926). In-8 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1949 - Dated 1949-1952. Three Near Fine offprints, one in printed wrappers and two in self wrappers. Ink stamp front covers. 8vos. G-M 2526.1. Published in: 1) Genetics 34: 93-125, March, 1949. 2) Genetics 34: 126-132, March, 1949. 3) Journal of Bacteriology, Vol. 63, No. 2, February, 1952. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1975 was awarded jointly to David Baltimore, Renato Dulbecco and Howard Martin Temin "for their discoveries concerning the interaction between tumour viruses and the genetic materials of the cell." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        (Hase, Igel, usw.).

      . Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 31 x 42 cm.. 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 Buchillustration zu "Verstecke sich, wer kann" von Marianne Schulz, Berlin, Kinderbuchverlag 1982, S. 1 / 2.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        Une Passion Dans Le Desert

      FR: Maxime Cottet-Dumoulin Editeur. Paris, Maxime Cottet-Dumoulin Editeur, 1949. Limited edition of 123 copies, this being one of 110 copies with a loose set of 16 black and white etchings to the rear. Fine condition with just a little rubbing to the corners of the faux-snakeskin case and chemise. 15 colour and one black and white plate, six of which are presented as double-page illustrations by Paul Jouve. Signed by Jouve and the publisher. . Fine. Paperback. Limited Edition. 1949.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Be Quiet and Go A-Angling

      London - Lutterworth Press, 1949 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this work onangling and fishing by Denys Watkins-Pitchford, under one of his pseudonyms Michael Trahene. Illustrated throughout by the author. Denys James Watkins-Pitchford MBE (25 July 1905 8 September 1990) was a British naturalist, an illustrator and a children's author under the pseudonym BB. He won the 1942 Carnegie Medal for British children's books. Condition: In a cloth binding with unclipped facsimile dustwrapper. Externally smart, though with some light shelfwear. Spine slightly cocked. Dustwrapper is smart, with just some light rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with just some foxing to the endpapers as usual. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with aVERY GOOD INDEEDdustwrapper..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Epoque neerlandaise

      1949. VORDEMBERGE-GILDEWART. Vordemberge-Gildewart, Epoque Neerlandaise. Preface by Jean Arp, brief text by the artist, and numerous tipped-in reproductions, many in colour. 4to., 318 x 240 mm, loose as issued in original wrappers and glassine cover. Amsterdam: Duwaer, 1949. An important early monograph on this pioneer abstract artist who was a member of the De Stijl group. Texts by Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, including "abstraktkonkret-absolut," Ozenfant, Vantongerloo, Van Doesburg, and others, translated into German and English. Vordemberge-Gildewart designed this work in memory of Frans Duwaer. Number 25 of an edition of 300 copies, lacking the original collage and lithograph with which it was issued. Landesmuseum Wiesbaden, Vordemberge-Gildewart: Typographie und Werbegestaltung (1990), No. T444.

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        Signed book -- "Franklin Roosevelt at Hyde Park"

      American Artists Group, New York 1949 - Inscribed on the flyleaf: "To Gerald Kean with good wishes, Eleanor Roosevelt." Text and 174 documented drawings by Olin Dows. 181 pages, 4to, navy blue cloth, dust wrapper (worn; several closed tears expertly repaired), mylar cover. New York: American Artists Group, (1949). First edition. Very good(-) condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Random House,. [1949]. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light wear along top. edges. A beautiful copy and very uncommon thus. (#111364). First edition. "The population of a future age has been mysteriously reduced and lives under primeval conditions." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 157. Winner of the 1951 International Fantasy Award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1087. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 2. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 237. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 687-91. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 2354. Hanna, A Mirror for the Nation 2354.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Schriftsteller (1913-1960): Druckfahne (unterer Teil, 10 x 14 cm) einer nach dem ersten Satz von Hand des Autors stark veränderten Stelle (S. 93) seines Romans "Der blaue Kammerherr". Mit sehr zahlreichen eigenh. Korrekturen, Einfügungen u. Ergänzungen und 6 Zeilen eigenh., neuem Text am unteren Rand.,

      - Ohne Dat. u. U. "Der blaue Kammerherr. Galanter Roman in vier Bänden" erschien 1949 bei Suhrkamp. Dieses Hauptwerk von Wolf von Niebelschütz ist zwar nicht so berühmt wie Tolkiens "Herr der Ringe", aber brillanter. Er spielt zur Barockzeit auf einer fiktiven griechischen Insel. Die antiken Götter sind aber noch aktiv und da Prinzessin Danae sich dem erotischen Begehren von Zeus entzogen hatte, ist sie nun von einer bei Hof peinlichen Corona von Elmsfeuer umgeben. - // - Bei unserer Druckfahne mit zahlreichen eigenh. Korrekturen in Blau und Rot geht es um den Empfang der Prinzessin Danae, durch den ersten Minister: "Dann eilte er, so weit im die Gicht, der infame Schmerz, das erlaubte, auf die Erbin der Krone zu, empfing, nach einem kurzen Blick aus Augen, in denen ein gewisses Erstaunen zu lesen war, ihre Hand und führte die Prinzessin zu einer zierlich geschweiften Möbelgruppe " - Dieser letzte Satz ist gestrichen und von Hand mit folgendem neuen Text (6 Zeilen) ersetzt: " bleich und geringschätzig, wie neulich, als man dem Botschafter nieder stach, schritt der Kgl. Myrrh. Premier, durch eine lange Gasse schweigende Menschen, der Thronerbin entgegen. Es wurden keine Complimente gewechselt. Er empfing ihre Hand in der seinen - verneigte sich - einladende Geste der Linken . und während man freier zu atmen wagte, führte er den erhabenen Besuch, mit durchaus gemessener Würde, zu einer Möbel Gruppe " - Weiter über die Vorstellung des venezianischen Admirals Don Diego d`Otello bei der Prinzessin "ungeachtet feuriger Phänomene". - differenzbesteuert. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Second World War / Winston S. Churchill [complete in 6 volumes]

      London : Cassell (1949-1954) - Please note that volumes 2-6 are 1st editions - volume 1 is a new edition, revised and reset, 1949. Physical desc.: 6 v. : illus. ; 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. The gathering storm. -- v. 2. Their finest hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The hinge of fate. -- v. 5. Closing the ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and tragedy. Summary: Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slight dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Previous owner's signature on blank prelim. leaf of vol. 1. Front hinges starting slightly on vols. 1 and 5. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 5 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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      Jonathan Cape, 1949. Hardcover. Good/ACCEPTABLE. 1949. 206 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over tan cloth. Firm binding with mild tanning to pages. Moderate foxing to front and rear pages with dedication to previous owner at front endpaper (inscription). Tanning to spine with mild rubbing along edges and over surfaces. Clipped jacket with tanning along spine. Chipping and tears to spine ends and along edges with moderate rubbing, foxing, tanning and wear over surfaces. Ring mark at front. Noticeable foxing throughout. Numerous tears and splits to dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        South Pacific

      1949. PRESENTATION COPY RODGERS, Richard and Oscar HAMMERSTEIN. South Pacific. A Musical Play. Publisher's number 757. [4], 172 pp. 4to., 303 x 230 mm, bound in original publisher's blue printed wrappers. Preserved in blue morocco box. New York: Williamson Inc., 1949. PLUS: Printed Caricature, 240 x 290 mm, of Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza acting in South Pacific, signed by Mary Martin. Original Photograph of Ezio Pinza, 203 x 254 mm, signed by Pinza. Two pieces of original sheet music: "There is Nothin' Like a Dame" and "Bali Ha'i" from the 1958 film version with the pictures of Martin and Pinza on front covers. |~||~||~||~| First Edition of the piano vocal score of one of the greatest Broadway musicals ever written. South Pacific showcased music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein. It was adapted from James Michener's Pulitzer Prize winning "Tales of the South Pacific." This is a Presentation Copy signed and inscribed by Rodgers and by Hammerstein: "Merry Xmas '49 to Chin Yu." The premier performance of South Pacific took place on April 7, 1949 at the Majestic Theatre. It then moved to larger quarters, the Broadway Theatre, in June of 1953. The Broadway production of South Pacific was nominated for ten Tony Awards and won all of them, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Libretto, Best Actor in a Musical (Ezio Pinza), Best Actress in a Musical (Mary Martin), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Myron McCormick), Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Juanita Hall), Best Producers for a Musical (Hammerstein, Rodgers, Hayward, Logan), Best Director (Logan), and Best Scenic Design (Jo Mielziner). It was the only musical production ever to win all four Tony Awards for acting. It also received the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics Award as the season's best musical. South Pacific ran five years on Broadway (1,925 performances), earning nine million dollars. The tour of the national company over a period of several years earned several more millions. The motion picture adaptation grossed domestically more than sixteen million dollars, the sixth highest (at that time) in the history of talking pictures in America. Minor repairs to portions of paper spine. PROVENANCE: Chin Yu, female thespian, was part of the original Broadway cast playing one of the Islanders in the premier production of South Pacific. Fuld 511.

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      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.,. 1949. Octavo,. boards.. Some offsetting to endpapers, top edge a little dusty, a fine copy in. fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing and some mild age-darkening to. rear panel. (#132039). First edition. The author's first science-fiction book. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-170. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2451-54. In 333.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      Bergamo 1949 - Magnif. ril. in tela, dorso in tela, tass. con tit. in oro al dorso, ill. in 2 toni alla cop., cm 35x24, pp 196 di t., 492 tavv f.t. prevalentem. b/n. Ed. numer., il nostro è il n° 721 e reca la firma autogr. dell’Aut. Modestiss. mancanza ben restaurata al dorso con contenute tracce d'uso, peraltro ottimo esempl.

      [Bookseller: EDITORIALE UMBRA SAS]
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        Towns: 20 Drawings by Eugene Klimoff

      Eugene Klimoff, Canada - First edition. Twenty loose half-tone prints of sketches from Klimoff's world travels laid into a printed portfolio as issued. Corners lightly bumped, near fine; the loose prints are fine. Signed by the artist in Russian with a handwritten limitation of 120 sets. Also, laid in is a typed introductory by the artist in both English and Russian. Klimoff was a Latvian-born Russian artist who immigrated to Canada in 1949. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Le Char Triomphal

      1949. BRAUNER, Victor. Le Char Triomphal de l'Antimonie. By Ivan Goll. Illustrated with 3 etchings by Brauner. 8vo., bound in original wrappers in a new cloth folding box. Paris: Editions Hemispeheres, 1949. |~||~||~||~| An immaculate copy of this collaboration between the German writer Ivan Goll and the Romanian artist Victor Brauner. Brauner was an important member of the surrealists, and it was Breton himself who opened his first one man show in Paris in 1935. One of 300 copies on Rives.

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        The Second World War / Winston S Churchill [complete in 6 volumes]

      London : Cassell (1949-1954), 1949. 1st Edition. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slight dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Previous owner's signature on blank prelim. leaf of vol. 1. Front hinges starting slightly on vols. 1 and 5. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. Please note that volumes 2-6 are 1st editions - volume 1 is a new edition, revised and reset, 1949. Physical desc.: 6 v. : illus. ; 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. The gathering storm. -- v. 2. Their finest hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The hinge of fate. -- v. 5. Closing the ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and tragedy. Summary: Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes.

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        Les Illuminations

      1949. LÉGER, Fernand. Les Illuminations. By Arthur Rimbaud. Illustrated with 15 original lithographs by Fernand Léger, of which 11 are hand-coloured by pochoir or freehand. Folio, loose as issued in original wrappers and publisher's vellum-backed slipcase. Lausanne: Grosclaude, 1949. |~||~||~||~||~| A fine copy of this important book. The plates were coloured using stencils and freehand, and the colours differ from copy to copy. In this copy eleven of the plates are coloured. This is one of the edition 75 copies on Velin teinte lourd. However, instead of being accompanied by the suite mentioned in the colophon, it contains an additional lithograph, Parade, which is signed in pencil by Léger. The total edition is 395 copies. The colophon is also signed by Fernand Léger as well as the publisher. The book is in immaculate condition but the cheaply made cardboard slipcase is a little the worse for wear. Saphire 24-38.

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        Recueil des reliures de Paul Bonet pour les Calligrammes d' Apollinaire.

      Paris, Jacquet pour la Galerie Jean Loize. 1949 - In-8 carré, 7-(1)pp.-30 tirages photographiques originaux, (pp.69 à 75)-(5)pp., couv. ill. rempl., rel. "Intégrale" de Prache, (spirale). Catalogue d' une expo à la Galerie J. Loize d' un ensemble de reliures de Bonet pour différentes éditions du recueil d' Apollinaire, précédé de "Magie des Alphabets", par Jean Loize. Tirage unique à 100 ex. sur Vélin d' Arches, non mis dans le commerce. Signature autog. de Paul Bonet. Petit défaut en haut du dos, sinon neuf. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thierry Gauville]
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        Poesies Antillaises

      1949. MATISSE, Henri. Poesies Antillaises. By John-Antoine Nau. Illustrated with 28 full-page lithographs by Matisse. Folio, loose as issued in the publisher's wrappers and cardboard slipcase. Paris: Mourlot, 1972. |~||~||~||~||~| A superb copy of this magnificent book which is similar in feel to Florilège, published by Skira in 1948. Matisse conceived of this work as an homage to his close friend John-Antoine Nau, and as he had done with Charles d'Orleans and Ronsard, he personally selected the poems that moved him most. As Matisse and the poet shared a common love for Martinique, Matisse worked from Martiniquan models, as well as Malagashan models, for these illustrations. Matisse prepared the illustrations for this book in 1946 and a contract to publish the edition was drawn up with Mourlot in 1947. Matisse worked on and off on the production maquette for Poesies Antillaises from 1950 to 1953. However, due in large measure to the artist's ill health at the end of his life, publication was delayed until almost twenty years after his death. Mint condition. Duthuit 37. Manet to Hockney No.129

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        The Asphalt Jungle

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1949. Octavo. Original purple and white patterned boards, spine lettered in black, silhouette to front board in black. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the bright, slightly rubbed, jacket. First edition, first printing. The basis for the 1950 film noir directed by John Huston, and featuring the then-unknown Marilyn Monroe in a minor but key role.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        London Today : A Selection of Photographs

      The Saturn Press 1949 - First book by celebrated British photographer, best known for his Soho/bohemian portraits. [4] p., [63] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. First edition, first printing. Orange cloth boards, gilt titles, lacks dust jacket. Small ink mark front free endpaper, no inscriptions, tight and square binding. Photographs available on request. All books dispatched same or next working day in robust packaging. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Industry Map of San Francisco and Vicinity, San Francisco County, CA

      San Francisco, Calif.: Southern Pacific Company, 1949, rev. 1958. Blueline print, 27 inches x 96 inches. From Millbrae to Yerba Buena Island, Hunter's Point to Daly City. With index to industry, approx. 1000 entries, listed both Alphabetically and by numerical location on map. Scale approx 1 inch = 1200 feet.

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        The Arab of the Desert

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd.,, 1949. A Glimpse into Badawin Life in Kuwait and Sau'di Arabia. Octavo. Original pale orange cloth, titles to spine gilt on red ground, top edge orange. With the pictorial dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece, 9 coloured plates, 46 black and white plates on 43 pages, 78 diagrams and illustrations in text, 9 folding maps on 7 sheets, and 6 folding pedigrees in band to inside of rear board. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Extremities slightly rubbed, spine ends lightly bumped, boards gently bowed, folding maps lightly tanned on verso. A very good copy in a price-clipped jacket with lightly nicked and toned extremities, a few small chips to spine ends and folds, and a couple of closed tears repaired with tape to verso. First edition of this magisterial work on the day-to-day life of the Badawin. Lt.-Colonel Dickson (1881?-1959) served as a British political agent in the Middle East from the 1920s until the 1940s and his The Arab of the Desert was described by Freya Stark as "indispensable to all who wish to travel or live with some knowledge in the region … indispensable to specialists".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Eastern Approaches

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1949., 1949. First Edition. Octavo. Bound in publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine. Plain dust wrapper with titles to front cover and spine, and a summary of Maclean's life to rear cover; unprice-clipped, and originally priced at 13s. Illustrated with photographs and several fold-out maps. Binding is tight, with some minor bumping to spine ends. Dust wrapper is presentable but slightly rubbed, particularly to corners and spine ends. Internally clean and free from spotting; maps show no signs of damage and remain colourful. It is not very often that the same man is described as a Conservative Member of Parliament and also as 'a typical John Buchan hero' on the same dust jacket - giving some idea of the varied and exciting life recounted by Maclean in this autobiography. He is frequently cited as one of the inspirations for James Bond.

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        Ballet. Variacions Líriques Sobre Uns Temes De Verlaine, Debussy I Degas. Litografies De Josep Mompou.

      Horta, Barcelona 1949 - Edición limitada , numerada y firmada por el autor, de sólo 120 ejemplares. En muy buen papel de hilo. Con 12 láminas, litografías originales de Josep Mompou. En varias tintas. Excelentes. Size: Gran Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Gone With The Wind

      The most popular novel ever, Gone With The Wind, was written as a part-time hobby by a tiny, bored American Housewife who never dreamed it might be published. Bit by bit, over 10 years, she scribbled thousands of barely-decipherable pages that were jumbled up in dirty envelopes and stacked all over her flat, even under the bed. Often she gave up writing for months at a time, plagued by an inferiority complex, convinced the book was terrible, and had to be goaded by her husband to get back to work. Her passionate American Civil War love story of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler was based on her own disastrous first marriage to a violent, drunken but exiting scoundrel on whom she based the character of Rhett. And when the book finally brought her overnight fame and millions of dollars, the sudden overwhelming success destroyed her peace of mind and creativity. She never wrote another book. ~ CONDITION & DESCRIPTION: This is the rare original dustjacket. Retains price of 12s. 6d. net to the inner front prelim. Has a few chips to top and bottom of the spine and corners, with few small closed edge tears and creasing and rubbing to the extremities. It is fairly soiled to colouring. Now housed in a removable protective archival sleeve for protection. Boards are red cloth with gilt lettering to the spine [on a black coloured box]. Colour has faded to the bottom of the spine, otherwise a nice clean condition. Tightly bound to the inner page block. 1042 pages. Light browning throughout, otherwise pages are clean and all pages are tightly bound. - BONUS ITEM: Photocopy of a newspaper clipping which tells Margaret Mitchell¿s real-life story. The character that Rhett was based on was that of her first husband ¿Red Upshaw¿. In 1949 she read a newspaper clipping reporting Red¿s suicide. At 47, he had jumped from the fifth floor of a sleazy hotel. Tragically, she herself had only seven months to live. ¿I¿m going to die in a car crash¿ she said. ¿I feel very certain of this¿. And so she did, knocked down in the street by a speeding driver. The love story was ended. - Very sad real-life story, behind that of ¿Gone With The Wind!¿¿ - Great addition for any Margaret Mitchell Collector. Small image laid in of Margaret Mitchell, lying in the street after being knocked down. - E N D - POSTAGE OPTIONS: Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days.Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Marie

      First edition, one of 126 numbered on alfa with good etching Brassaï original copies signed by him, pulling tête.Envoi signed autograph of auteur.En addition, our model is enriched with three leaves on which Brassaï drafted olorimes thoughts: "rhymed epic skins outdated / Stolen camels kill cats purple lettuces / The Epicurean emulates operates dock Malaquais, mules stings badly painted with parrots ..." Introducing Henry copy Miller.Bel exceptionally rich. Les éditions du point du jour Paris 1949 12,5x16,5cm broché

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        Haute surveillance

      First edition in trade, one of the copies of the Press. Precious autograph signed by the author (Maurice) Merleau-Ponty. Spine lightly faded, yellowed paper as generally with regard to the poor quality of the paper, complete copy of the prayer insert. Gallimard Paris 1949 14,5x21cm broché

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        Mon ami Maigret

      First edition, one of 100 copies numbered on Lana, the only major papers. Tiny foxing marginal nice copy of his complete well illustrated dust jacket. Any scarcity. Presses de la cité Paris 1949 12x19cm broché

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        Les mémoires de Joséphine Baker recueillis et adaptés par Marcel Sauvage

      Original, one of the 50 numbered vellum Johannot, only large paper copies Edition.Illustrated cover.Iconography, newspaper clippings attached which caused a slight shadow without gravity on the half-title page.Rare and nice copy. Corrêa Paris 1949 12x19cm broché

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        A une courtisane

      Illustrated edition of 18 original chisels in-text Tavy Notton, one of 130 numbered copies on Auvergne, ours a few hors commerce.Light spots on the guards.This is a literary fraud Pascal Pia. aux dépens de quelques amateurs Paris 1949 17,5x25,5cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        The Le Chatelier principle in linear programming. U.S. Air Force Project RAND report RM-210

      Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1949. Samuelson, Paul Anthony (1915-2009). The Le Chatelier principle in linear programming. U.S. Air Force Project RAND report RM-210. Offset typescript. 18ff. Santa Monica, CA: The RAND Corporation, 4 August 1949. 280 x 217 mm. Original printed wrappers with author and title of paper supplied in original typescript, three or four small marginal tears, but fine otherwise. Samuelson's copy, no. 25 of most likely 50 copies or fewer, assigned to Samuelson on the title in a secretarial hand.First Edition, the Author's Own Copy, of this rare and important research memorandum, in which Samuelson first applied the Le Chatelier principle of thermodynamics-which he had introduced into economics two years before-to the field of linear programming. Extremely Rare, with only one copy (Duke University) cited in OCLC. This working paper, prepared under the auspices of Project RAND (later the RAND Corporation), was most likely issued in an edition of 50 copies or fewer; a note on the title reads that "RAND Research Memoranda are available to authorized persons or agencies for their use and further dissemination is not permitted." Paul Anthony Samuelson, the first American to receive the Nobel Prize in Economics, has often been called "the father of modern economics" due to the fact that he, more than anyone else, was responsible for incorporating the use of mathematics and the principles of optimization that characterize the modern paradigm of economic analysis. In his magnum opus, The Foundations of Economic Analysis (1947), Samuelson established the method of "comparative statics" by adapting the Le Châtelier principle of thermodynamics, in order to solve the fundamental problem of explaining how the coordinates of an equilibrium point defined by a system of equations shift when one or more of the given determining parameters changes. Le Châtelier's principle can loosely be formulated in the following way: "If the external conditions of a thermodynamic system are altered, the equilibrium of the system will tend to move in such a direction as to oppose the change in external conditions." In the context of economics this principle yields itself as the property that if the quantity of one of the available resources changes, then its shadow price changes in the opposite direction, or in other words, the marginal value of a resource increases if its amount is reduced, and vice versa. Samuelson's method of comparative statics lies at the core of modern economic analysis.In this research paper Samuelson first introduced his principle, which later became known as the Samuelson-Le Châtelier (or correspondence) principle, into the newly born field of linear programming, which is a mathematical method for determining a way to achieve the best outcome in a given mathematical model. The method was first developed in 1939 by Russian mathematician Leonid Kantorovich, and further expanded in the following decade by George Dantzig, who published the simplex method in 1947, and John von Neumann, who developed the theory of the duality in the same year. Linear programming is used most often in business, economics and operations research. Samuelson published numerous works on linear programming, culminating with Linear Programming and Economic Analysis (1958), co-authored with Robert Dorfman and Robert Solow.

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        Nineteen Eighty Four

      Very Good Harcourt Brace and Company. J Book Condition: Hardcover Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Nineteen Eighty Four FIRST EDITION George Orwell 1ST PRINTING US 1949 Rare Book American

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        Microscopy by Reconstructed Wave Fronts: I und II. SS. (454)-487. Mit 3 Tafeln. Und: SS. 449-469. Mit 13 Abbildungen. In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Volume 197 bzw. Series B, Volume 64.

      London, Selbstverlag, 1949-51.. (25,5 x 17 cm). IV, 576 S./ VIII, 1115 S. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und Tafeln. Halbleinwandband der Zeit und Leinwandband der Zeit.. Erste Ausgabe dieser beiden fundamentalen Arbeiten zur Entwicklung der Holographie, in denen Gabor sein Verfahren ausführlich beschreibt. - Gabor (1900-1979), Professor für angewandte Elektronenphysik in London, erhält für die Erfindung und Entwicklung der holographischen Methode 1971 den Nobelpreis für Physik. - Gestempelt. Einband leicht berieben, sonst gut erhalten. - DSB 17, 324 First edition, journal issue. His fundamental work to holography. - Stamps to title and endpaper. Contemporary half cloth and cloth, slightly scuffed. A very good near fine copy

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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1949. First edition, first printing. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Original brown cloth, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the cloth binding clean and square, the contents complete with a few light marks to the far edge of endpapers and half title. Complete with the superb near fine dustwrapper which is entirely without tears, just a little fading of the red to the spine. Not price-clipped ($2.50 to upper front flap). An excellent example, very uncommon in signed state. Signed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper. The first Lew Archer mystery and Haycraft Queen Cornerstone.

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      New York: William Sloane Associates. June 1949. Fourth printing of the 1948 first edition. INSCRIBED BY ALBERT EINSTEIN. Original grey and black cloth boards, with white titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An attractive very good copy, the boards a little darkened to the extremities with light shelf wear to the bottom right corner of upper board. Clean and bright throughout. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. Inscribed in German by Albert Einstein in black ink on the front free endpaper, ?" Dir dies zu senden hätt ich nicht gewagt, nun thu ich's doch, weil's die Weibsen gesagt. Herzliche grüsse,?" the translation of which reads, ?"To send you this I wouldn't have dared / if the wife hadn't so declared / Best wishes / from / Albert Einstein. 49?".

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