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        WHAT MAD UNIVERSE

      E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., Publishers, New York 1949 - Octavo, boards. Author's first science fiction novel. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-35. Some offsetting to endpapers, top edge a little dusty, a fine copy in a fine dust jacket, touch of rubbing, some mild age darkening to rear panel. (13519) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        MAGNASCO.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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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        Mexico Pan American Airlines Poster

      New York 1949 - Offset lithograph.Vintage, original travel poster for Pan American Airlines. Mounted on linen, image measuring 28 inches by 42 inches, linen overlapping by 2 inches on each dimension. In fine condition, no rips or tears, no retouching or fill-in's. A fine, bright, unrestored example of one of McKnight's most popular images. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Springhead Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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        THE FALLEN IDOL DIALOGUE CUTTING CONTINUITY [wrapper title].

      Paginated in reel format: 21,25,18,20,25,12 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Punched at top and bradbound in stencil-printed wrappers. A few corner creases, else about fine. A dialogue cutting continuity script corresponding to the US release of Greene's own reconception and adaptation to the screen of "The Basement Room." The film was released in the U.K. in September 1948, and in the US in November of 1949. It was directed by Carol Reed, and starred Ralph Richardson, Michele Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Jack Hawkins, et al. Greene's screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award and NBA award, and won at the Venice Film Festival. Duplicate from the Selznick Archives. WOBBE D10.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        THE MOVING TARGET

      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.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        THE UNIVERSE AND DR. EINSTEIN

      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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        The Magic-Beano Book 1949

      UK: DC Thomson, 1949. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+. Dudley D Watkins. The Magic-Beano Book 1949 DC Thomson. No inscriptions, no loose, torn or damaged pages - clean and unmarked throughout - a nice bright copy that has not been restored or cosmetically repaired.

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        La Chirurgie Discipline de la connaissance

      Paris: La Diane Francaise , 1949 One of 300 copies in Rive paper, with an original lithograph in china paper signed and numbered in pencil by Matisse. Uncut. The lithograph with foxing, a deep crease on the title and justification page. Ref Duthuit 27. More Pictures on request

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        SINTRA - PORTUGAL.".A GLORIUS EDEN." LORD BYRON

      LITH. PORTUGUESA 1949 - Soporte: Entelado/On linen. SINTRA Tamaño del cartel: 68 x 99 cm. El cartel está en buenas condiciones.

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        A Sand County Almanac

      First Edition by Oxford University Press, New York: 1949. Near fine in decorated blue-green cloth covered boards with silver text on the spine and on the front board with an image of six geese in flight. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/4" with minor fading to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a very good, unclipped, first state dust jacket with 1/4" deep chips at the upper corners of the spine area, a 1/8" chip from the lower rear corner of the spine area and faint spotting to the front and rear panels. Overall this is a clean and collectible dust jacket with the $3.50 price in the lower corner of the front flap. There are no prior ownership markings of any kind within this copy. 226 pages of text with illustrations within the text by Charles Schwartz. Aldo Leopold was an ecologist and pioneer of wildlife management. He is considered by many to be the grandfather of the modern environmental movement. This title was published posthumously and sold over one million copies in numerous printings. This title is often attributed as Leopold's first book. It was not as it was preceded by a Sporting Arms Institute published report on game hunting in the North Central States in 1931.

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        An extremely rare letter by the legendary Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, written in the last year of his life, making reference to an early bout with Lou Gehrig's Disease

      Autograph Letter Signed, "Huddie Ledbetter," 1 page, 6" x 9.5", New York, January 14, 1949 accomplished in green ink on "Royal Hotel Virginia Minnesota," stationery to his manager, Marjorie Fairbanks. Staple holes at top left margin, one minor soiled spot, minor folds, else fine condition. Ledbetters' letter reads in full [with original spellings retained without comment]: "Just a few lines iom sending this contrack send it right Back and tell me what to do I can do if you say so and what you think it up I got a doctor that is fixing me up now i am glad Martha [Promise, his wife] is all right Austin call me up He is all right Love to the Boys for me and Martha Looking for a Letter right Back so long for now." Marjorie Fairbanks and her son Austen had taken over Lead Belly's professional management in 1948. They quickly booked him in a string of concerts (including the dates in Minnesota) in anticipation of his first (and only) trip to Europe for the Paris Festival in May 1949. Following Europe, the Fairbanks' had a tour of Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa planned. By the time he wrote this letter, Ledbetter was already cognizant that he was losing control of his muscles, though he lacked an accurate diagnosis. He had recently been released from the hospital after finding himself unable to walk. Writing that he had a doctor who was "fixing" him up, he announced he was "walking near Perfect now." According to his most authoritative biography to date, he composed the song "Walk Around My Bedside" in celebration. (Charles K. Wolfe, et al, The Life and Legend of Leadbelly, 1992, p.254) Following his recovery, Ledbetter remained in New York performing mainly in jazz clubs and on the radio preparing for his trip to Europe in May. His time in Paris would be cut short due to his deteriorating health. A Paris physician diagnosed him with ALS (or Lou Gehrig's Disease) and he returned to the United States at the end of May. He played only two more shows, one with Woody Guthrie in Chicago, and then a tribute to the late John A. Lomax in Austin, Texas on June 15, 1949. By July he was admitted to Bellevue and would be in and out of the hospital after that. For some time, Ledbetter would sing and play his guitar. The day he found himself unable to play, he cried. Huddie Ledbetter died on December 6, 1949. Extremely Rare. Ledbetter's holograph in any form is exceptionally rare. Prior to our recent purchase of this letter, no known fully signed letters or documents were known outside of a few in institutions. The only other Lettebetter holograph material that has appeared is a signed photograph and a couple of signed flyers. The signed photograph alone realized nearly $6,000 at a 2014 auction.

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        British War Economy

      London - His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1949 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this official history ofthe economy and production during the Second World War. First Edition. Part of the 'United Kingdom Civil Series of the History of the Second World War'. This is the first of a series of 28 volumes. Contains numerous tables in the text. Sir William Keith Hancock (26 June 1898 13 August 1988) was an Australian historian. From 1934 to 1944 Hancock was Professor of History at University of Birmingham and during the war period was also appointed to the War Cabinet Office. In 1941 he was appointed Supervisor of the 'United Kingdom Civil Series of the History of the Second World War' and was thereafter editor of the series. In 1949, with Margaret Gowing, he wrote 'The British War Economy' -the introductory volume to the series. Between 1944 and 1949 he returned to Oxford, becoming Chichele Professor of Economic History. During the War he also played a role in Civil Defence, serving as a firewatcher. He was knighted in 1953, partially for his services in writing and editing the histories. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean. Ink signature to front free endpaper. 'S. O Code No. ' label adhered to p. 583. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        PICASSO LITHOGRAPHE I. 1919 - 1947

      Monte Carlo: Andre Sauret / Editions Du Livre. 1949. Limited edition, numbered 558 of 2500. Publisher?'s lithographed covers, complete with the original glassine. Lithographed frontispiece, plates and illustrations. An excellent near fine clean and bright copy, very light wear to the top of the spine and with a tiny chip to the glassine. Clean and complete throughout and without previous owners inscriptions or stamps. 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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        Autograph Postcard Signed to the Publicity Director at New Directions

      - Typed Postcard Signed to David McDowell of New Directions. Postmarked 29 November 1949 from Key West Monica providing a blurb for the American edition of Elio Vittorini's *In Sicily* (which was not used on the first American edition). Near fine. Good content, in full: "There is no warmer and sweeter spirit in the world today than that of the Italian and Sicilian peasantry. They are the true nobility of the world, and their spirit has been caught by Elio Vittorini's book IN SICILY. Tenn Williams. McDowell had a long and distinguished career in American publishing, working at New Directions, Random House, and Crown. For a short period in the late 1950s he and Ivan Obolensky published under their own imprint, most famously issuing the Pulitzer Prize-winning posthumous novel by his good friend James Agee, *A Death in the Family*. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

      New York: St. Nicholas Music Inc.,, 1949. Quarto. In original illustrated wraps. Several closed tears to the edges, closed tear to lower edge mended with tape to the inside, creasing along spine and corners, a very good copy. First printing of the score. Inscribed by the composer and writer Johnny Marks on the front cover, "Dear Marlin, Merry Christmas, Johnny Marks." Though Marks is responsible for penning many holiday tunes such as Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (1958), Silver and Gold (1964) and A Holly, Jolly Christmas (1964), he will be best remembered for his tune Rudolph based on a poem written by his brother-in-law Robert L. May, for the department store chain Montgomery Ward in 1939.

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        La Peinture Chinoise Contemporaine de Style Traditionnel, LIMITED to 500 copies, Contemporary Chinese Paintings of Traditional Style. With paintings from Xu Beihong, Zhang Daqian, Qi Baishi, Wu Zuoren, Fu Baoshi, Xie Zhiliu, Ding Yanyong.,

      Paris, Editions Euros, 1949 - Very Rare Limited Edition of only 500 copies. All housed in its original portfolio and slipcase. 16 pages. (title, introduction and titles of plates) + 8 colour plates, (one is on heavier card), + 1 beautiful colour plate on silk, under a mount, 18" X 13".(46,5 x 33,5 cm) One of only 500 copies on paper out of a total of only 528, this is number 298. A set of paintings reproductions on hard paper. Painters represented are: Ju Péon (Xu Beihong) - Tchang Ta Ts`ien (Zhang Daqian) - Tsi Pei Che (Qi Baishi) - Sié Che Lieou (Xie Zhiliu) - Pan Chun K`in - Fou Pao Che (Fu Baoshi) - Ou Sogène (Wu Zuoren) - Ting Yen Yong (Ding Yanyong). Covers are a little rubbed/bumped, unevenly faded/marked. The slipcase is rubbed, spilt on some edges, marked. Inside the loose pages are a bit foxed/marked/stained. Beautifully illustrated. Highly collectable and extremely scarce. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Our Lady of the Flowers

      Morihien, Paris 1949 - 394 pp. 1/500 copies. Red pebbled morocco covers, with gilt portrait of Genet on front cover and printed signature of Cocteau in gilt and dated 1949 in gilt. Top edge gilt. Original silk bookmark bound in. Immaculate, no wear, no names or marks, no damage [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DOKYMENTY PO ISTORII IZOBRETENIA FOTOGRAFII: PEREPISKA ZH. N. NIEPSA, ZH. DAGERRA I DRUGIKH LITS/

      Moskva & Leningrad: Izdatelstvo Akademii Nauk, 1949. First ed. Thick 8vo., 509 pp., b&w plates. Publisher's blue cloth titled in pale blue on the upper cover and spine. Light creasing to the lower board tips only, not affecting the text block. A very good copy. The title translates as, "documents on the history of photography." This volume reprints the original correspondence, in French, of Niepce, Daguerre, Chevalier, et al. regarding their discoveries, with translations into Russian. At the time of publication of this volume, the letters were owned by the government of the Soviet Union. Rare with OCLC locating 15 copies worldwide. Roosens and Salu 9891.

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        six years of piano study Proceedings. Down(Chinese Edition) QIN XUE LIU SHI NIAN LUN WEN JI SHANG XIA

      Culture and Arts Publishing House. hardcover. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Hardcover. Publisher: Culture and Arts Publishing House. Qin Proceedings school six years since the founding of the Qin academic essence. the book is divided into literature review and Literary anthologies two parts. Literature review including the famous Guqin Proceedings suffix on the new piano (a total of four episodes). On the piano augmented new embodies 1949-19 Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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