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        Parfums Lucien Lelong. Illustrations de A.M. Cassandre.

      Paris: Lucien Lelong, 13, rue Alphonse de Neuville. 1949 - Octavo. Original plain card boards in cream wrapper with the company device embossed within a debossed cartouche in the centre of the upper panel. Wraps a little rubbed and irregularly toned, spine slightly chipped head and tail, repair to short split at the head of the upper joint, contemporary gift inscription to the front free endpaper, else very good. 10 plates in colour lithography after illustrations by Cassandre, and similarly printed plates from photographs of the perfume bottles themselves by Réné Messager. First edition, no copy of this spectacular promotional brochure traced on line. Largely forgotten today, apart amongst the couture cognoscenti, Lelong was enormously influential in his day. After the First World War Lelong took charge of his parents' small fashion house, which was noted for its espousal of the modern look - the chic, autobiographical heroine of Colette's 1908 novella Les Vrilles de la vigne is dressed by Lelong - and continued their tradition of innovation advancing the concept of the "kinétique", clothes 'constructed in such a way that their true shape would emerge in movement, not at rest'. Not a designer himself, he employed a number of young designers who were later to strike out on their own, Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain, and Hubert de Givenchy all spent time developing collections for Lelong. His contribution to the success of the house was in his vision, and his marketing brilliance; he redesigned his parents' salon decorating entirely in black, so that it was said to resemble a black-lined jewellery box, he offered discounts to society women who agreed to be photographed in his dresses, and was early into the branded perfume market. The first fragrances offered by Lelong were enigmatically named A, B, C, J and N, intending to evoke a sense of mystery and romance. Over 30 years created a total of 27 different fragrances. The artfully designed bottles were largely the work of Lelong himself. This superbly produced "catalogue" features ten suitably mysterious and evocative plates by Cassandre, (né Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron), the Ukrainian-born French painter, illustrator, poster designer and typographer, probably best-known for his magnificently imposing poster for the great CGT liner Normandie. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      Percy Bisshe SHELLEY: Adonais. Buenos Aires, [Imprenta de Francisco A. Colombo], 1949-1959. [128]p. Ilustraciones de María Carmen Portela. Traducción de Julio A. Roca. Edición bilingüe inglés-castellano. Edición privada realizada por el doctor Carlos M. Mayer, quien fuera presidente y miembro fundador de la Sociedad de Bibliófilos Argentinos, junto a algunos miembros de dicha sociedad en homenaje a la memoria del doctor Julio A. Roca. Composición tipográfica en caracteres Erasmus Mediaeval, Erasmus Cursief y Erasmus Initialen, de la casa Gerhard Loeber de Amsterdan, Holanda. La presente edición NO lleva las ilustraciones de Portela debido a que cuando se planeó la obra en 1939 no se pudo conseguir papel Whatman por causa del inicio de la guerra. De modo que el libro no se ilustró sino que se agregaron luego algunas suites con las ilustraciones por lo que es muy difícil hallar un ejemplar con la suite. Luego de diez años de tirados los primeros 15 ejemplares se consiguió más papel Whatman y se completó la tirada hasta llegar al número de 80 ejemplares. Ofrecemos un ejemplar en papel Whatman de la tirada de 65 (el nuestro sin numerar) y con la particularidad de llevar los primeros seis pliegos impresos en Whatman mientras que los últimos dos en papel Milani Fabriano. En rama. Muy buen estado (muy leves manchas de herrumbre en dos hojas).

      [Bookseller: Librería del Signo]
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        Hunter's Horn [Signed]

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1949. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing (modest rubbing to the spine ends and edges, and to the board edges and corners -- no dust jacket), SIGNED BY HARRIETT SIMPSON ARNOW on the title page and there inscribed by her as follows: "To / Lois McKenney / Harriette Simpson Arnow"; Arnow's critically-acclaimed her second book which the New York Times Book Review named as one of the ten best novels of the year and which the Saturday Review of Literature's critic's pole named as the Book of the Year. Set in the Kentucky hills, the novel chronicled the irreversible changes that roads and "progress" bring to rural communities. (Her intended title for the novel was "The End of the Gravel".) As Arnow stated: "First you have a path, and then a gravel road which takes the men and families away, and finally, when the strip mining has raped the landscape and the dammed rivers drowned the towns, comes the two-lane highway." A best-seller, many expected "Hunter's Horn" to win the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction ultimately won by James Gould Cozzens?'s "Guard of Honor". Bestowing high praise on Hunter's Horn, Joyce Carol Oates called it "our most unpretentious American masterpiece.?" Signed copies of the book are SCARCE. A Very Good copy of this major Twentieth-Century novel, SIGNED BY HARRIETTE SIMPSON ARNOW.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Dawn Sails North

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1949. A well read copy with bumps and minor wear to corners and spine ends, shelfwear/soiling to bottom edges, orig owner's name at top of flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. Jacket quite worn at edges and corners, tears to rear flap fold, chipping to spine ends. A scarce title, especially in jacket. If you're reading this, you know about Ropati and I need say no more. Photos on request. Not ex-library. . First Edition. Cloth. Good+/Fair.

      [Bookseller: Trench Books]
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      Editions Willy Balasse, Bruxelles 1949 - Presentacion de Charles bernard, de la Academie Royale de langue et de literature française. 1 volumen: SEGOVIE, de un tiraje de 750 ejemplares, todos numerados, este es el nº. 535, sobre papel de hilo, con gran cantidad de ilustraciones y los " ornements et culs-de-lampe "grabados sobre madera por Gilbert Poilliot. 193 pag. en rama con su estuche original. II volumen: JEANNE LA FOLLE et CHARLES- QUINT, tiraje sobre papel de Japon de 750 ejemplares ( este es el nº 653 ) con 211 pag. y gran cantidad de ilustraciones, con su estuche correspondiente.III volumen, DON JUAN D' AUTRICHE, ejemplar nº.411 de un tiraje de 750, con 237 pag y numerosas ilustraciones. IV volumen, VISAGES DU PASSÉ, EJEMPLAR Nº.716 sobre 750, con XXIV laminas.Tambien tiene su estuche, y V volumen, SOUVENIRS DE DON PEDRE ET DE " L' EXCELLENTE DAME ",Ejemplar nº 716 sobre 750.con XVI planchas o laminas.Todos los libros son en rama. Size: 29X24

      [Bookseller: Reus, Paris, Londres]
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      New York: Harper & Brothers, (1949). First Edition. Hardcover. The dustwrappers have some edgewear and tears but are very presentable. Slipcase lacks bottom edge. Fine in Very Good dustwrappers and a Good slipcase. Two-volume Limited SIGNED Edition by the first president of Israel, this being set #288 of 500. Uncommon in this condition with dustwrappers and slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Final War

      Portland, OR: Perri Press, 1949 Portland, OR: Perri Press, 1949. First Edition. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", plain red staplebound wrappers. Unpaginated, but 10 single-page mimeographed chapters, I through X, are each faced by a tipped-in black-and-white illustration by a different illustrator. Foreword/acknowledgment and the unusual story itself by Keller. Sun shadow on front cover, else near fine with only minor toning to paper margins. A very scarce - and unusual - production of David H. Keller, M.D. (David Henry Keller), who primarily wrote, under this and a host of pseudonyms, for science fiction and fantasy/horror genre pulps. After the Portland [Oregon] Science Fantasy Society held an illustrating contest which yielded, as its winner, these ten very diverse pieces, Keller decided to write a short-short story tying them together, as a tribute. To do that in ten one-page chapters would be more than just a stretch, something Keller no doubt knew. The result - which incorporates ten different styles and ten different subjects for the illustrations, from a Poe-like candlelit haunting to a cubist "Dimension Dweller", a rather stunningly presaging Death Star, fetching females both human and not, decent impersonations of Frank Paul and Virgil Finlay, and even a slimy Lovecraftian Cthulhu (yes, Keller did work The Mythos into this brief effort, though the Big C unavoidably ends up on...Saturn; one of the illustrations is of the ringed planet) it's a story which is necessarily too breathless and fun-loving for character development. But then, it wasn't meant to be anything other than what it is. What it is, now, is a nice, and extraordinarily scarce, piece of science fiction history. L100

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        A Tree of Night

      Random House, 1949, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Signed by Author(s)Size: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall,, Book

      [Bookseller: brooklyn books]
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        Le livre de Job. Poèmes.

      - En feuilles sous emboitage, 35X25 cm, 1949, 105 pages, dix-huit lithographies originales d' Othon Friesz, un des 25 exemplaires (premier papier) numérotés sur vélin blanc pur chiffon de Lana auxquels il a été ajouté une suite en couleurs et une suite en noir des lithographies sur japon impérial (tirage total 175 exemplaires), aux éditions star Paris. Il manque une illustration dans la suite en noir, étui avec quelques marques d'usage sans gravité, bon exemplaire

      [Bookseller: Latulu]
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      - (BAUM,L.FRANK). THE SHAGGY MAN OF OZ by Jack Snow. Chic: Reilly & Lee (1949). 4to, blue cl., pict. paste-on, [255]p., fine in dustwrapper (dw chipped on top edge of back panel and on spine with a few small pieces missing). 1st ed. with pict. ep's and 32p. gathers. Illus. in b&w by FRANK KRAMER. Despite its late date, very scarce. HG xxxviii. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        The Asphalt Jungle

      Knopf Borzoi, New York 1949 - 8vo. 271 pages + 1 note on typesetting. First Edition near fine in a very good dust wrapper, uncommon thus. Jacket has a hairline vertical crease to the spine and light edge rubbing. Otherwise quite nice. Basis for the classic John Huston film noir starring Sterling Hayden and Marilyn Monroe. Shipped in a box, not a padded envelope. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dubliners Books]
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      New York: Harcourt, [1949].. Cloth and boards. First edition. Inscribed and signed by the author (ca. 1970s) on the front free endsheet. Top edge slightly dust darkened, otherwise a fine copy in dust jacket. POLK A7:1.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      Clarke Irwin, Toronto 1949 - First Edition. Review Copy with publisher's slip laid-in. Introduction by Tyrone Guthrie. A fine copy in black cloth, red titles to the spine in a bright, fresh near fine or better pictorial Grant MacDonald designed dustwrapper, the lower spine harlequin illustration in bright yellow and not faded to gray. 8vo. 129 pp. Black and white plates throughout. A lovely example of Davies' first play, named best Canadian play of the year by the 1948 Dominion Drama Festival. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Karamojo Safari

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. 1949. First. First American edition. Just about fine in a slightly spine-faded and price-clipped, near fine dustwrapper. A lovely copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Life and Times of Andrew Jackson Sloper

      [No place]: (The Author). (1949). First. First edition. Page edges foxed, else fine in the original, unprinted clear acetate dustwrapper (not shown in illustration) and fine slipcase. Privately printed memoir by a stockbroker, and Titanic survivor, ostensibly about his father, but mostly his own memoirs, including a chapter on his account of the sinking. Sloper escaped on Boat 7, one of the first away, when no attempt was being made to prevent men from boarding the boats. Later a New York newspaper reported that Sloper, a first-class passenger, had boarded the lifeboat dressed in women's clothing, which he was forced to refute for the rest of his life. Inscribed by the author: "To Margaret Williams, Whose house was always open to me when I was a lovesick Hotchkiss School 'boy' in 1902-1903. William T. Sloper." Exceptionally scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four [ 1984 ]

      Secker & Warburg 1949, London - 312 pp. recently bound in a lovey full green morocco with gilt lines. Top edge gilt, good copy with a little scattered foxing. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & ibooknet]
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        The Little Sister

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1949. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With pictorial dust jacket. Dust jacket slightly rubbed at top of spine with a couple of very small chips, price-clipped, interior clean and bright, a very good copy. First edition, first impression. Precedes the first US edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Snow Song

      Paris: (Frederic Prokosch). 1949. First. First edition. Decorated self-wrappers with white printed label. 24mo. Fine. Out of a total edition of 44 copies, this is copy "d" of 10 lettered copies on Sienese paper. There were also 10 copies each on Florentine, Venetian, and Roman paper, and four on Sicilian paper. Signed by the author. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books," this one issued as a Christmas Greeting. Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions," which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. Rare. OCLC locates six copies (of the total edition) in institutions. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Death of a Salesman

      New York: Viking. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Miller's Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece; one of the classics of American theater. "Miller had to look no further than his own family as inspiration for his next play, Death of a Salesman, which opened on Broadway at the Morosco Theatre in February 1949. Its protagonist is Willy Loman, an everyman who fails both at business and at life because of his delusional pursuit of the American dream, which is surely 'just around the corner.' The decline and fall of Loman is the epic tragedy of a very ordinary man-a seemingly incongruous pairing of high style and low content that is nevertheless overpowering... "Death of a Salesman was hailed as a major triumph of the American stage, and critics almost universally declared Miller one of the leading playwrights of the century. Winner of virtually every major honor-the Pulitzer Prize, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, the Donaldson Award, the Theater Club Award, and the Tony Award for best play-- Salesman marked a transformation in American drama: seamlessly moving between interior monologue and external dialogue, the play linked past and present in a dramatic flow of emotional storytelling" (American National Biography). New York: Viking, 1949. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket near-fine with a little wear at spine ends. Rare in such good condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Death Of A Salesman

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1949. Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine lettered in brown, pictorial design to front board in brown, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. A little fading to cloth, internally fine. An excellent copy in the bright jacket that has a couple of nicks to extremities. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      [Philadelphia. ca. 1949].. Dry pigment, mastic varnish, and drying alcohol, on panel, 25 x 36 inches. Signed lower right: "Robert Riggs." In fine condition, in a burnished gilt wood frame. Fantastical painting by Robert Riggs, showing two Indian warriors performing the Sun Dance, the first with ropes attached to piercings on his chest, and the second attached by piercings at his eyelids. Buffalo skulls also swing from ropes attached to the dancers, while they hold feather-covered leather shields. Blood streams from all their piercings. In classic Riggs style, each bead on the moccasins of the dancers is picked out clearly, and the painting is thick with Native details. Robert Riggs (1896-1970) was in his heyday one of the best-known artists and illustrators in the United States. After studies at the Art Students League and service during World War I, Riggs settled in Philadelphia, his home base for the rest of his life. In the 1930s and '40s he rose to national prominence as an illustrator, lithographer, and commercial artist, producing well-known images of boxers and circuses (two life-long obsessions), and of soldiers during World War II. In 1940, around the peak of his career as an illustrator, his drawings commanded $750-$1500 each, and his name was as well-known in the trade as that of Norman Rockwell. But Riggs loathed this commercial work, and after 1950 he slid increasingly into obscurity, although revered by those who knew him in the Philadelphia art world. When he died in 1970, he was almost forgotten. Riggs was never comfortable working in oils or watercolor, preferring dry mediums such as pencil and charcoal. For the few large paintings he created, he employed a technique of blending dry pigments with mastic varnish and alcohol, working on panels he had especially manufactured for his use. This technique, which creates a surface similar to the look of egg tempera, adds to the extraordinary character of Riggs' major compositions. Riggs had a particular fascination with American Indians. In his days of affluence during the Depression and World War II, he formed a major collection of American Indian artifacts. According to his biographer, he owned "an odd and unsettling collection of American Indian artifacts...He was a serious and widely read amateur anthropologist, whose hobby, an expensive one into which he happily poured much of his substantial income...was guided in part by Frank N. Speck of the University of Pennsylvania, a friend who was perhaps the foremost authority then on Indians of the Northeast." This collection played an important part in the creation of the present painting, and particular artifacts depicted are probably based on items in his collection. Riggs clearly went to great lengths to make the finely realized details of his painting completely accurate. His own collections and his friendship with Speck aided him in this (Riggs did small drawings of artifacts for several of Speck's publications). Thus, such details as the figures' elaborate body paint are based on Riggs' understanding of the Native American traditions and practices at work in the ceremony. At the same time, the distortions of scale and perspective typical of Riggs' flamboyant paintings are fully in evidence.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        1949 Inaugural guest list penned by Harry Truman - He writes "Harry" once, and "Truman" four times!

      n.p, [1949] "Harry S. Truman 1949 Inauguration White House Guests, one page, 8"" x 9.75"" (visible). Vice President Harry S. Truman succeeded to the presidency when President Franklin D. Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945. He was elected to a full four year term in 1948 and was inaugurated on January 20, 1949. This is a list of the people who would be Truman's guests at the White House during the Inaugural festivities, with ten names added by President Truman. He's also corrected his brother-in-law's name, changing ""Frederick"" to ""Fred."" Typed on the page in one column, 12 names, Headed ""House Guests."" The list: ""Mr. J. Vivian Truman/Miss Martha Ann Truman/Miss Mary Truman/Mr. & Mrs. Frank G. Wallace/Mr. & Mrs. George Wallace/Miss Ethel Noland/Mr. & Mrs. John C. Truman/Mr. & Mrs. Fred Wallace/Mrs. Roy Davis Hornbuckle/Mrs. Talbot Romine/Marian Wallace/David Wallace."" President Truman was Mr. J. Vivian Truman and Miss Mary Truman's brother. Miss Martha Anne Truman was the President's niece. Mr. & Mrs. Frank G. Wallace, Mr. & Mrs. George Wallace, and Mr. & Mrs. Fred Wallace were Mrs. Bess Wallace Truman's brothers and sisters-in-law. Miss Ethel Noland, Mrs. Roy Davis Hornbuckle, and Mrs. Talbot Romine were President Truman's cousins. John C. Truman was his nephew. Mrs. Bess Wallace Truman was the aunt of David Wallace and Marian Wallace. President Truman has personally added 10 names to the list, never signing his name, but penning ""Harry"" once and ""Truman"" four times: ""Mrs. Truman"" (wife), ""Margaret Truman"" (daughter), ""Maj. Gen. & Mrs. Ralph E. Truman "" (cousin), ""Col. & Mrs. Louis Truman"" (second cousin), ""Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan Army"" (friend since 1917), ""Brig. Gen Wallace H. Graham Surgeon"" (personal White House physician), ""R. Adm. Robert L. Dennison Navy"" (Truman's Naval Aide), and ""Brig Gen. Robert Landry Air"" (Truman's Air Force Aide). It's interesting to note that President Truman added the names of his wife and daughter as ""House Guests,"" but not his own. ""1949 Inaugural"" penciled at lower edge in unknown hand. Truman's handwriting, over 30 words, is dark and bold. The page has numerous creases and soiling, the lower two corners have been cut off, and there is plastic tape at the edges. In apparent good condition. Matted and framed to 13.5"" x 15""."

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        Design and Paper No. 29: Posters by McKnight Kauffer

      New York: Marquardt & Co.. [no date - 1949]. First. First edition. Edited by P.K. Thomajan. Stapled illustrated wrappers. Illustrated throughout in black and white. Fine. Inscribed by Kauffer to the editor of the work, P.K. Thomajan: "for my dear friend Pusant with gratitude for this most excellent booklet. E. McKnight Kauffer. July 7, 1949." Laid in are three very warm Autograph Letters Signed by Kauffer (two signed "Ted," the other "E. McKnight Kauffer") to Thomajan. One thanks him profusely for the booklet, the others arrange visits and allude to Kauffer's state of mind (apparently none too good). Kauffer was an influential American-born advertising poster artist of the 1930s and 1940s whose modernist style embraced bold images and sparse copy years before it was embraced by the larger advertising industry. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Delicate Prey. In Zero No. 2, Summer Issue 1949. INSCRIBED

      Tangier, Morocco, Zero Press, 1949. 1st ed. - Editors: Albert Benveniste, Themistocles Hoetis. 8vo. Original illustrated wrappers. Paul Bowles dramatically entered literary consciousness with his tremendous first novel, The Sheltering Sky, in 1949. But it is in his short stories that Bowles achieved greatness in writing, and the two early stories, “A Distant Episode” and “The Delicate Prey” are by far his most powerful. When I first read these two stories in his first collection (1950) with the same name as the latter story I was so overwhelmed that I read each over immediately and subsequently read the stories out loud to many friends. More so than any writer in English, Bowles was able to capture in his art the confrontation of man with a vast, incomprehensible universe which so often does not neatly conform to his limited rational and emotional expectations. The story “The Delicate Prey” first appeared in this periodical published in Tangier (in undoubtedly very small numbers). . Along with Bowles, contributors include James Baldwin, William Carlos Williams and Klaus Mann. This very fragile journal is one of the rarest items in a serious Bowles collection. It came from the collection of his authorized biographer, Virginia Spencer Carr, and it is INSCRIBED to her “with love” by Bowles on the issue page as well as at his story. Given the delicate paper of the covers, this copy is in remarkable condition: the front illustrated cover is bright with just several tiny edge nicks; there is a vertical tear on the unprinted back cover (which could be repaired by a paper conservationist). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn, ABAA]
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        THE HERALDRY OF THE RANGE. Some Southwestern Brands. Illustrated by D. D. Bugbee

      Panhandle Plains Historical Society, Canyon, Texas 1949 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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        époque néerlandaise. préface jean arp.

      Amsterdam, éditions duwaer, 1949. 32 x 24 cm. 5 folding leaves, 25 leaves with tipped-in illustrations in cover, 6 folding leaves in original dust jacket and crystal paper. Typography Vordemberge-Gildewart. Printed in black, grey and red in 300 numbered copies. First edition. Folded illustration of p. 23 sticking together, otherwise a fine copy.* This copy is nr. 180, with a handwritten, signed dedication in Dutch by the artist under the colophon to Herman van den Eerenbeemt, dated 'Amsterdam 2 October 1950'. Van den Eerenbeemt (1890-1951), besides being an author, was manager of Van Munster publishing house. On this October day Van den Eerenbeemt speeched at the opening of the exhibition of mural paintings by Vordemberge-Gildewart in the prestigious store of De Bijenkorf. Resplendent and luxurious edition, the second and last volume of the 'éditions duwaer', in modern typography without capitals, with many examples (in colors or in black-and-white) of the constructivist art of Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart (1899-1962).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        Genesis of a Music

      The University of Wisconsin Press 1949 - Very attractive dust jacket with tiny scuff in lower right corner of front panel, shallow chipping across top edge of spine, a little age darkening to spine, and a few rub marks on back panel. Original $10.00 cover price on front flap. Very mild age toning to pages, mainly around edges. A very handsome copy, scarce in dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Avol's Books LLC]
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        The Broons 1949

      UK: DC Thomson, 1949. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. Very Good+. Dudley D Watkins. The Broons 1949 Annual DC Thomson Dudley D Watkins. No inscriptions, no loose or damaged pages. Small repair to head/tail of spine, covers bright - scarce.

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        The Art of Living

      New York: Harper and Brothers. (1949). First. First edition. Quarto. Illustrated cloth boards in dustwrapper. A bit of soiling and slight spotting on the boards, very good in very good dustwrapper with nicking at the foot and some age-toning. This copy personalized (but not signed) by Steinberg on the half-title, with a drawing of a crossbow shooting a bird (with a few random symbols and letters, possibly a rebus of some sort) and dated "1954 New Years." The book includes a few other pictures of birds being menaced with weapons, but not one that correlates directly to the one drawn. Steinberg drawings are scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Complete Poems of Robert Frost

      Henry Holt, 1949, Cloth, Book Condition: Good, First Edition, Signed by AuthorLimited edition, signed by author. #75 of 500. In slipcase. Slipcase has splits (one taped), small chips, edge wear, scratches, scuffs, minor scrapes, slightly stained. Cloth boards have edge wear, rubbed corners/spine, slightly sunned. Owner's name/date on flyleaf. Small bent page corners. Moderate notes/underlining in text. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 040440.

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        Japanese Carriage watercolor with stencil print

      - Chinese Carriage woodblock print China, 19th Century 18" x 23 ¼" framed; museum quality framing using all archival materials and uv plexiglass Excellent condition This Chinese woodblock print is from a series of extraordinary woodblock prints, from the 19th century, illustrate various types of Chinese carriages, including Chinese litter, or jiao, which had no wheels. The first depictions of Chinese wooden carriages on poles appeared in painted landscape scrolls in the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) and the Song Dynasty. The type of carriage one used was a way for the Chinese to denote class and/or status. A commoner used a simple carriage made of bamboo or wood, while the mandarin (the wealthiest class) class used a carriage enclosed in silk curtains. Also of great importance was the bridal chair. A traditional bride is carried to her wedding ceremony by a “shoulder carriage.” These were lacquered in an auspicious shade of red, richly ornamented and gilded, and were equipped with red silk curtains to screen the bride from onlookers. During the late 19th century, manual rickshaws became popular with the social elite in China. Rickshaws are a mode of human-powered transport in which a runner draws a two-wheeled cart which seats one or two people. In the 20th Century, the rickshaw was considered a symbol of oppression to the working class and poor and were eventually eliminated after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. This fascinating print is in excellent condition, with original hand-coloring, still incredibly vibrant. Japanese Album of Carriages, Litter and Richshaws Japan, circa 1870s Watercolor with stencil print, titled in Japanese 18" x 23 ¼" framed (this listing is for one framed illustration from a collection of Japanese carriage watercolors) These extraordinary watercolor with stencil prints, from the Meiji Period, illustrate various types of Japanese carriages, Kago, or litter, and Jinrikisha, or rickshaws, of noble families from various cities in Japan. All of these types of transport would have been used by the Japanese nobility during the 19th century. From the end of the 12th century 1868, Japan was ruled by the samurai class, with each region being governed by a shogun (the highest military rank). In 1868, Japan underwent a series of events known as the Meiji Restoration, which restored the noble class. The use of human-powered Kagu, or litter, for transport in Japan appeared as the population increased, and horses were restricted to military use. Kago were often used in Japan to transport the warrior class and nobility, most famously during the Tokugawa period when regional samurai were required to spend a part of the year in Edo (Tokyo) with their families, resulting in yearly migrations of the rich and powerful to and from the capital along the central backbone road of Japan. Jinrikisha, or rickshaws, first appeared in Japan in 1868, the beginning of the Meiji Restoration, and quickly became a popular mode of transportation. The images are full body watercolor over a stenciled base and are still incredibly vibrant. A different family crest is shown on each carriage.

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        Knight's Gambit

      Random House 1949 - Red cloth binding, black/gilt titles and decoration, black topstain. As per point of issue, no edition statement on CP. Near fine copy with one wrinkle-tear to one page at mid-foreedge. DJ in Mylar also near fine with some scratches, foldwear. Price of $2.75 intact. 246 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Oblong Blur and Other Odysseys

      New York: Farrar, Straus. 1949. First. First edition. Fine in an about very good, price-clipped, Birnbaum-designed dustwrapper with some chipping at the crown and rear panel, and other modest wear. This copy Inscribed, apparently to the wife of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author J.P. Marquand: "For Mrs. J.P. Marquand With all good wishes -- from Philip Hamburger (who does not swipe plates) N.Y.C. May, 1951" (the "Mrs." is smudged and could read "Mr."). In 1952 Hamburger wrote a biography of J.P. Marquand entitled J.P. Marquand Esquire: A Portrait in the Form of a Novel. This is the author's first book, a scarce collection of his often humorous columns from his first ten years with The New Yorker, with an interesting association. .

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        Farmer Giles Of Ham - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd.. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1949. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. One of 4,500 First Edition/1st Printing copies in trade binding published in October 1949 in Fine condition. Bound in light orange textured paper over boards, no headbands, all edges trimmed, top edge stained blue. Dust-jacket is wove paper and printed on front flap in blue, 6s net. (Hammond A4A). Minor chipping along top edges of dust jacket with small stain along bottom. Some discoloration along top edges of front book cover. Gentle signs of wear on an overall fine scarce Tolkien collectible; Farmer Giles of Ham came upon his hero status quite by accident after scaring off a second-rate giant in this fairy tale farce by Tolkien. The fat and red-bearded Farmer Giles naturally becomes the primary candidate for doing battle with the dragon Chrysophylax. Farmer Giles of Ham is the only one of Tolkien's fairy tales to have been placed in a known region and an approximate time frame .

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        Red Planet

      Scribner(s) 1949 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Robert A. Heinlein on a laid in signature. An attractive dustjacket that is rich in color with slight wear to the spine ends and panels with no chipping to the dustjacket. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this true first edition in SIGNED by the author. We buy Heinlein First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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