The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1949


      New York:: Knopf,. 1949. First edition. Boldly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper,"With all my regard to Eusebia ---- Sincerely, Langston New York, March 31, 1949." Eusebia Adriana Cosme was born in Cuba in 1911. She studied music and piano theory and began a career as an interpreter of Afro-Antillian verse in the early 1930's. From the inception of her career, Cosme's recitals were interpretive performances with background scenery and costumes which she designed herself. Her concerts featured primarily the works of Hispanic poets, however, she also performed the works of Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar. After leaving Cuba she settled in New York City, where she had her own radio program during the 1940's. A fine copy in a very bright dust jacket just a bit soiled on white portion of back cover, and a little rubbed on corners.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Typed Letter Signed

      1949 - Framed Piece. Fine (our Top grade)/Fine Frame. Framed Signed Letter. Signed by Author of letter/artist. The letter is one typed page, on embossed letterhead, dated August 25, 1949, addressed to the publisher, Donald M. Grant. Typed single space and signed in full with the form of his signature that he used to sign his paintings. This letter deals with the price that he is quoting Grant for his artwork: "Full Color Dust Wrapper and three black-and-white interior illustrations in any medium you may prefer--$300.00 complete." Framed under UV protective glass, employing a two-window (opening) black mat with a white core and a burgany fillet with white core. The second window contains a color reproduction of St. John's cover illustration for the first edition of Edgar Rice Burroughs' TARZAN LORD OF THE JUNGLE. Brown hardwood frame with burgandy highlights and black bead, under UV protective glass. Letter's matted size: 6 7/8 x 6 inches. Illustration's image size: 6 x 9 1/8 inches. Frame size. 24 x 18 1/4 inches. Two mailing folds to letter otherwise letter, illustration, mat and frame all fine (our highest grade). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barry R. Levin Science Fiction & Fantasy]
 2.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        Fishing the Atlantic: Offshore and On

      Coward-McCann, Inc., New York 1949 - First edition. Illustrated by Lynn Bogue Hunt. Fine in very good or better dustwrapper with a few very small nicks and tears. Inscribed by the author to the great boxing champion: "For Gene Tunney, one of the donors to Lerner Marine Lab, Bimini, and his Am. Museum of Natural History, who has helped make it possible. With the seasons greetings. S. Kip Farrington. 12/15/49." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
 3.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Nourritures suivi d'extraits de la Nausée, pointes sèches de Wols

      Jacques Damase, [Paris] 1949 - 20 cm; 57 pages, and three original drypoint etchings by Wols (Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze) laid in as issued. Edition limited to 450 copies, printed on deckle-edged pure rag paper by Johannot. Bound in blue paper wraps with printed title label on upper wrap. Corners and edges understandably frayed; some light toning to stock. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio, ABAA]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      1949. 1949 - One of a limited number of the original Japanese woodblock prints done by Van Gulik for his 1949 translation of Dee Goong An, The Ancient Chinese Detective Story, that are criminal cases solved by Judge Dee. The book DEE GOONG AN was published in 1949 and limited to 1200 copies. This print was used as the dust jacket for the book, but after his death in 1967, a small number (probably 20 copies), were found among his holdings and were sold by his wife. On the printing of Dee Goong An, Dr. van Gulik noted: The cover of this book represents the scene described on page 197. ["Judge Dee had the senior scribe read aloud his notes of the confession, and Hsu Deh-tai affixed his seal thereto. The judge slowly reread the document. Then he ordered the constables to bring in Mrs. Djou . They took off her robes, leaving her only one undergarment, and then stretched her out on the floor. Having brought in the large screws, they made her lie on the heavy boards with her back, and placed her arms and legs in the screws. Her body writhed in vain in the terrible grip, and she shrieked hoarsely, but she gave no sign of wanting to confess."]. The print measures 13" x 18" and is protected with a mat and tasteful wooden frame. The condition of the print is fine and it provides a scene that is present in one of the three stories Judge Dee had to solve. An elusive item and an exceptional copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        El premio nobel de literatura

      Aguilar Editor - Madrid 1949 - Coleccion Crisolin numero 02. Con ilustraciones. Encuadernacion de editor en pleno cuero verde con decoraciones grabadas en seco y en plateado. Retrato de Alfredo Nobel en el frontis. Cinta de punto de lectura. Papel biblia. Canto superior pintado. 543 paginas. 8,5x6,5 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: El Incunable]
 6.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        Anders And og Co.

      . 1. - 7 argang. 1949 - 1955. Hver argang i 12 numre med undtagelse af 1. argang, der kun udkom i 10 numre. Rigt illustreret i sort og farver. Indbundet lidt beskaret med de originale for- og bagomslag i stripbind med laerredsryg. Medindbundet i overensstemmelse med udgivelsesraekkefölgen B numrene Snehvide og de syv sma dvaerge - Alice i Eventyrland - Anders And pa Grönland - Babbi - Familien And's Fotoalbum - Juleparade - En verdensomsejlning under havet. * 1. argang med nogle smaskavanker pa enkelte omslag, ellers meget paen. Nogle fa sort/hvide billeder pa bagomslag farvelagte efter forlaeg. Enkelte omslag med lidt teksttab pa grund af beskaering. Enkelte smareparationer med tape. Ellers et meget rent og attraktivt saet. MANGLER: 2. ARGANG NUMMER 9. + 3. ARGANG NUMMER 5. + 7. ARGANG NUMMER 8. Der er ved indbindingen gjort plads til at disse 3 numre kan indsaettes ved hjaelp fra en fingernem bogbinder..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
 7.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


      - A biographical essay by Mark Pattison. Illustrated with original leaves from books printed by the three greatest members of that distinguished family. Pp. [xiv]+42+[2](colophon, blank), printed in red & black, pictorial title page, text decorations; f'cap. folio; cloth backed dark pink papered boards, printed paper title label on spine, gilt vignette at centre of upper board; uncut; upper hinge starting, endpapers lightly offset; The Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1949. Edition limited to 390 copies, printed at The Grabhorn Press, each containing 3 tipped-in original leaves from books printed by members of the Estienne family. Hamel 101; Heller & Magee 489. *In this copy, the original leaves are from: [Richard of St. Victor], Egregii Patris Ricardi de Superdivina Trinitate, printed by Henri Estienne, Paris, 1510 (pp. 150/1); [Eusebius of Caesarea], Eusebii Pamphili Evangelicae Praeparationis [libri XV], printed by Robert Estienne, Paris, 1544 (pp. 277/8, printed in Greek, with an early brief annotation to the verso fore-edge); [Cassius Dio Cocceianus], Dionis Cassii Romanarum Historiarum [libri XXV], printed by Henri Estienne II, Geneva, 1592 (pp. 631/2, double column dual text, Greek and Latin).

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Il messaggio della camera oscura

      Chiantore, Torino 1949 - 448 309 b/n e 15 tav.a colori. Lingua: italiano cartonato con svc illustrata e fascetta [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: obiettivolibri]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      - Barcelona, Ed. Millà, 1949. 32’5 cm. 174 pàgs. Conté una relació de tots els llibreters de vell de Barcelona, il.lustr. amb dibuixos caricaturescos en b/n de cada un d’ells, intercalats en el text. Enq. en tela. Estoig de cartró. Coberta il.lustr. amb un dibuix a tot color. Lletres i vinyetes capitulars. Barbes. Tall superior acolorit. Molt bon exemplar. Bibliofília. Història del llibre. Llibreters de vell.

      [Bookseller: Llibres del Mirall]
 10.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        Carnet de croquis - Illustré de 20 lithographies originales signées d'André MASSON

      Galerie Louise LEIRIS, Paris 1949 - - PRESENTATION : in-4 en feuilles sous couverture illustré, présentant 20 ligraphies dessinnées sur le vif par André MASSON. - ILLUSTRATION : 20 lithographies (+1 en couverture) mises sur pierre par Masson lui-même. - SIGNATURE : Toutes les lithographies sont signées au crayon. - TIRAGE : Limité à 50 exemplaires numérotés au crayon. - IMPRIMEUR : Atelier Léo Marchutz. - DIMENSIONS : 26 x 34 cm. - PAPIER : Vélin d'Arches. - REFERENCES : Catalogue raisonné Saphire-Cramer n° 29. - INFORMATIONS : rare témoignage de la période d'Aix en Provence d'André Masson, très recherché. - ETAT : Excellent - Page de titre légèrement insolée, le reste de grande fraicheur. AUTRES PHOTOS SUR DEMANDE [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Artfever]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Two World and Their Ways. INSCRIBED.

      NY: Knopf, 1949. - 8vo. 311 pp. Original red cloth binding. INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper. This is a fine book in a lightly spine sunned near fine DJ. Uncommon signature. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn, ABAA]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Naked and the Dead.

      Allan Wingate, London 1949 - First British edition of the author's first book. Lengthily inscribed by Mailer, For ________ ________, Spent a winter once in Jamaica, Vermont, back in 1949, Loved it. Cheers Norman Mailer." The Naked and the Dead follows the story of an army platoon of foot soldiers fighting for the Japanese island of Anopopei. "The best novel to come out of the . . . war, perhaps the best book to come out of any war" (San Francisco Chronicle). "The narrative presents, with great accuracy and power, the agony of the American troops in the Pacific campaign It remains Mailer's best, and certainly the best war novel to emerge from the United States" (Burgess, 42-43). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Davoneilende Frau. Oelkreide, vorne rechts unten monogrammiert.

      1949 1949 - 49 x 42 cm, Unter Passepartout, gerahmt. Fries, Willy (1907 Wattwil (SG), ?18.7.1980 Wattwil (SG), Maler, Zeichner und Grafiker. Wandbild, Glasfenster, Zeichnung, Holzschnitt und Illustration. Der im ländlichen Wattwil aufgewachsene Willy Fries bricht 1929 sein Studium der Kunst- und Literaturwissenschaft an der Universität Zürich auf Anraten von Heinrich Wölfflin zugunsten einer Laufbahn als freier Künstler ab. In Paris kurzzeitig an den Académies Scandinave und Grande Chaumière sowie in den Ateliers von Fernand Léger und Amédée Ozenfant. 1930?34 weitere Ausbildung an der Universität und der Akademie in Berlin sowie Anschluss an den Kreis der bekennenden Kirche um Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Studienreisen nach Italien, Frankreich, Holland und Flandern. 1935 zwingt ihn ein Skiunfall zum Verbleib in Wattwil. Dort entsteht mit dem Gemäldezyklus Die Passion (1936?1944, Köln-Marienburg, Garnisonskirche), der die Leidensgeschichte Christi in der damaligen Gegenwart und mit dem Toggenburg als Kulisse schildert, in den folgenden Jahren sein Schlüsselwerk. 1939 Heirat mit der Pfarrerstochter Dorothea Wieser und endgültige Niederlassung in Wattwil. Fries entwickelt sich zu einem vielbeschäftigten Künstler, der zahlreiche Fresken und Glasfenster für Kirchen, Spitäler und Gemeinschaftsräume vorwiegend in der Ostschweiz, aber auch in Berlin, Bonn und Seifhennersdorf entwirft. Mit der Passion und weiteren Gemäldezyklen wie Christ ist geboren (1944?49), einer Schilderung der Weihnachtsgeschichte vor den Ruinen der zerbombten Stadt München, findet er im Kontext zeitgenössischer religiöser Malerei in der Nachkriegszeit starke Beachtung und wird mit Einzelausstellungen in der Schweiz, in Deutschland und Frankreich geehrt. Die filmische Umsetzung der Passion in eigener Regie unter dem Titel Gib uns Frieden wird 1962 mit dem Anerkennungspreis der Interfilmtagung in Brüssel prämiert und von zahlreichen Fernsehstationen gesendet. 1964 Gesamtausstellung im Kunstmuseum St. Gallen. Auszeichnung mit dem Rembrandt-Preis in Salzburg 1970. Für seine Bemühungen um die Darstellung des Evangeliums in der Malerei wird er 1972 mit dem Doktor honoris causa der theologischen Fakultät der Universität Bern geehrt. 1977 Jubiläumsausstellung in den beiden Kirchen von Wattwil. Die vom Künstler in seinem Todesjahr gegründete Stiftung veranstaltet 1982 in St. Gallen sowie 1987 in Hamburg und Berlin Gedächtnisausstellungen. 6000 gr.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Dee Goong An. [Original polychrome block print for the book cover]

      [Tokyo: Printed for the author by Toppan Printing Company, 1949] - Fine specimen of the striking, richly colored blockprint by van Gulik used as the covers of his landmark translation of Dee Gong An, the work that inspired the scholar-diplomat-author's Judge Dee novels. One of a small number of original prints that were not used in binding the edition of 1200 numbered copies 12 x 18 inches. Designed by the author after ancient Chinese models. Fine. Evers, A bibliography of Dr. R. H. van Gulik, p. 49

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 15.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Scott-King's Modern Europe

      Boston: Little, Brown. 1949. First. First American edition. Boards slightly soiled, near fine in a slightly spine-tanned, near fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by Waugh: "To Mr. Henry Clifford, a belated Christmas present from Evelyn Waugh." Copies of the American trade editions are uncommon inscribed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 16.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        Sermons by Monsignor Knox

      U.K. Dropmore Press 1949 - First Limited Edition. No 116 of 550 Fully Bound in Maroon Buckram [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: barnoble-books]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Onze peintres vus par Arp. Taeuber, Kandinsky, Leuppi, Vordemberge, Arp, Delaunay, Schwitters, Kiesler, Morris, Magnelli, Ernst.

      - Zürich, Editions Girsberger 1949. 25 : 20,7 cm. (4), 41,(5) S. mit 13 teils ganzseit. Abb. und 3 (2 farbigen) Orig.-Holzschnitten. Orig.-Umschlag mit farbiger Illustr. über beide Deckel von Leo Leuppi. Eines von 200 nummerierten Exemplaren (Nr. 75) der VORZUGSAUSGABE mit 4 (statt 3) Original-Holzschnitten von Hans Arp ("Siamesisches Blatt" in Schwarz auf chamois-farb. auf Simile-Japan, in Bleistift signiert; Arntz 130 - (Von diesem Blatt ist ein 2. unsigniertes Blatt eingebunden), Wassily Kandinsky ("Bogenschütze", Farbholzschnitt von 4 Stöcken, Neudruck 1949 auf Velin; Roethel Anhang III, 8) und Leo Leuppi (signiert). Die Holzschnitte von Arp und Leuppi wurden eigens für dieses Buch geschaffen und sind von den Künstlern signiert. Der Holzschnitt von Kandinsky stammt aus der "Epoque fauve" 1908-1910. - Die graphische Gestaltung des Buches stammt von Richard Paul Lohse. - Texte in Deutsch oder Französisch. - Tadelloses Exemplar. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Heinemann, London 1949 - [MacLennan, Hugh] Maugham, W. Somerset. A WRITER'S NOTEBOOK. London: Heinemann, 1949. A very good or better copy of the First Edition in the publisher's black cloth with silver décor & spine lettering lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by Dorothy Duncan MacLennan to Hugh MacLennan when both of them were laid-up - Dorothy at the Ross Pavilion of the Royal Victoria Hospital & Hugh at the Montreal Neurological Institute: "For Hugh - / in the Neuro - / From Dorothy - / in the Ross - / Oct 1949". $1175.00 Health issues dominated their lives - MacLennan lived continuously with the consciousness of his wife's [American author & painter, Dorothy Duncan MacLennan] illness during the late 1940's & 1950's & shaped his experience into what he considered his best novel - THE WATCH THAT ENDS THE NIGHT. Dorothy Duncan MacLennan chronicled her struggle with chronic illness and the complex issues involved in playing a supporting role for her writer husband (Hugh MacLennan) while pursuing her own career as an author & painter - SMALL TREASURES - The Small Details of Life: 20 Diaries by Women in Canada, 1830-1996 Edited by Kathryn Carter [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Crusade in Europe.

      New York: Doubleday & Company Inc., 1949 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in terracotta morocco, titles to spine, pinhead to bands, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. 16 plates, numerous maps to the text. Inscribed copy, signed by the author on the half-title: "For Rita Hagemon with best wishes Dwight D. Eisenhower." Eisenhower's account of his war, widely thought to be one of the finest American military biographies, the NY Times considering that it gave "the reader true insight into the most difficult part of a commander's life." This is a later printing; the first edition was published the previous year. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Autograph postcard signed ("Miró").

      Palma de Mallorca, 21. XII. 1949. - Oblong 8vo. 1 p. With autogr. address and one addendum. Christmas wishes to André und Henriette Gomès; also signed by his wife Pilar and his daughter Dolores. - Includes a clip of an envelope with autogr. return address. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 21.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        Flagrant délit Rimbaud devant la conjuration de l'imposture et du truquage

      Paris, Thésée 1949 - Livre d'occasion 23,7 x 18,7 cm, broché, couverture illustrée reprenant la lithographie du Douanier Rousseau titrée La Guerre, 66 pp. Suite à son article publié dans Combat le 19 mai 1949 dans lequel Breton dévoile la mystification de "La chasse spirituelle", Breton publie deux mois plus tard Flagrant délit dans lequel il expose les arguments défendant sa thèse. Condition : Edition originale. L'un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé de Hollande, seul grand papier, signés par André Breton, complet du feuillet d'errata. Parfait état. En partie non coupé. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
 22.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        Recueil des Arrets, avis Consultatifs et Ordonnances, 11 Volumes: 1949 - 1960. [= International Court of Justice. Reports of Judgements, Advisory Opinions and Orders.],

      Leyden : A.W. Sijthoff's Publishing Co., 1949 - 1960. - 11 Jahrgänge in 11 Bänden. 11 Jahrgänge/ 11 Volumes!! Fest eingebunden. Zweisprachig: Englisch & Französisch. Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen. Einbände berieben und etwas angestaubt. Seiten sauber. Bindungen fest. Guter bis sehr guter Zustand! // Hard bound. From library-stock. Covers with light shelf wear. Pages clean. Good to very good condition. Bilingual: French & English. More pictures on demand. zqx mbx jqx Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 11800

      [Bookseller: Antiq. Bookfarm/ Sebastian Seckfort]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Christina’s Fairy Book

      Latimer House Limited, 1949 - Illustrations by Jenetta Vise Small ink mark to upper cover, otherwise a very nice copy in very slightly soiled and nicked dust-wrapper Harvey A18b Scarce, especially in the dust-wrapper [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        TRIAL AND ERROR - The Autobiography of Chaim Weizmann

      Harper and Brothers, N.Y. - SIGNED LIMITED EDITION 1949 - A fine Two volume set. No dustjacket and no slipcase. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. This is copy number 129 of 500 copies. The two volumes are square and tight and in fine condition. Lables to spine are perfect. No writing or other noticable imperfections. A very nice, clean and bright set. = We ship all books with Delivery Confirmation or insured. = We have been selling Used Books for over 28 years. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Booklegger's Used Books ABAA]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Houghton Mifflin 1949 - A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket. 1949 on title page and copyright page. Original price of $2.50 still on front flap of jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        A Privacy of Speech, Ten Poems in Sequence, with block print decorations by Mary Fabilli

      Equinox Press, Berkeley 1949 - Original vellum spine, gilt title; decorated paper boards. Finely printed on Tovil handmade paper. Deckled edges. The first book of the Equinox Press and Everson's first effort at printing. One of 100 copies, of which reportedly only 50 were bound and issued. A high spot of modern printing, and of Everson as printer, designer and binder. Exquisite woodblocks by Mary Fabilli. Printed in red and black. Boards yawn slightly else a fine copy. Bartlett & Campo, A10. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
 27.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Complete Poems of Robert Frost 1949

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, [1949] - Inscribed by the author on the portrait. "Robert Frost/ to his friend/ Dan Danneman." First Trade edition. 8vo. Frontispiece portrait. 666 pp. Designed by Maurice Serle Kaplan. Original green cloth. Fine , with small snag at head of spine in almost fine dj with small tears. Crane A35.1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Paris: Georges Guillot, Éditeur, [1949].. Small folio (33 x 25 cm). Loose folded sheets laid into printed wrappers. Enclosed in publisher's printed board chemise and slipcase (the latter somewhat worn at corners with short cracks. First edition thus. Illustrated with fifteen original dry-point etchings, colored by hand by Nadine Guillot. From a total edition of 560 copies, this is one of seventy special copies on Rives Blanc including an additional five colored drypoints not included in the ordinary issue, as well as an extra suite of all twenty etchings in definitive uncolored state. The text was printed by Joseph Zichieri, and the etchings by Georges Leblanc. Austrian-born Lydis (ca. 1890 - 1970) was a prolific painter and illustrator in Paris during the pre-war years. She fled the Nazi invasion of France, in company with her friend Erika Marx, eventually settling in Buenos Aires, where she was living at the time this work was published, and where she remained until her death. She illustrated a substantial number of texts in conventional fashions, as well as texts such as this with particular emphasis on the erotic elements.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1949. 214 p. Tan cloth with brown lettering. First edition, first printing. (Dated 1949 on title page, matching copyright page.) Good- hardcover. No jacket. Clean text. Spine worn/frayed along edges and pulling away from boards, perhaps a bit repaired. Covers stained. Tips exposed. Chicken scratch dollar amounts penned on front end papers with an abraided ownership stamp. A number of dog-eared pages with finger smudges. Dated penned on rear end paper with remnants of a bookplate on paste down at back. A well-worn copy. Priced accordingly.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
 30.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        All on a Summer's Day (First UK Edition)

      London: Michael Joseph, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. & & Basis for the 1950 British film noir, "Double Confession," starring Derek Farr, Joan Hopkins, and Peter Lorre. Rare in or out of jacket.& & Very Good plus in a bright, Very Good plus dust jacket. Book has a touch of foxing to the front endpaper, page edges, and front board, else clean. Jacket is nicked at the corners, with some foxing to the white rear panel.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
 31.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      1949 - 1955. Letter. Very Good to Near Fine. Exceptional archive of 15 pieces including 4 TYPED LETTERS SIGNED from Merton to his typist, Ann Skakel (mother of Ethel Kennedy); a wonderful TYPED LETTER from Merton (signed in type) to his friend and teacher, Donald Walsh; 8 retained TYPED LETTERS from Skakel to Merton; a TYPED LETTER SIGNED from Walsh to Skakel; and a photograph of Merton's ordination annotated on the verso by Walsh. Superb content throughout with Merton's letters, SIGNED as "Father Louis" or "Father M. Louis Merton," containing much discussion of his work, including forwarding the carbon copy of his manuscript of his new book THE ASCENT TO TRUTH (not present here). There are maybe a dozen or so holograph additions by Merton in the letters. Merton's lengthy letter to Walsh discusses more spiritual matters: "The fact that I get scared of Our Lord and have to trust Him blindly about the present and the future is, however, sufficient pledge of what one must expect. So I turn to jelly on the threshold of a terrified love." The 8" x 10" original photograph of Merton's ordination, possibly unique, contains Walsh's detailed notes on the verso identifying those in the photograph and the location-- "the Basilica of the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, Trappist, Ky, on Ascension Day, May 26, 1949." Ann Skakel and her husband George were killed in an airplane crash not long after the date of the last letter in this archive. Ethel's devotion to her Catholic religion can be attributed to the faith of her mother.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Journal du Voleur

      aux depens d'un Ami 1949 - One of 410 copies, SIGNED, unsewn, laid into printed paper wrapper. Wrapper is worn at head and tail of spine, with a two cm tear at bottom offront hinge, acetate dust wrapper is torn at hinges with small hole torn fron backbone . Text is fine. Laid in custom traycase of yellow and black calf, the inside is sealed with black felt, black and gilt title and date on spine. A very beautiful case for an uncommon volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dawn Treader Bookshop]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Journal du voleur.

      Aux dépens d'un ami 1949 - - Aux dépens d'un ami, s.l. (Genève) s.d. (circa 1949), 19,5x29cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition originale réservée aux seuls souscripteurs, un des 400 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin à la forme de Lana, seul tirage avec 10 vélin d'Arches. Signature autographe de l'auteur à la justification du tirage. Une légère tache sans gravité en tête de l'emboîtage, bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Wilhelm Furtwängler [SIGNED].

      NP n/d - 1) Signed "Zur Erinnerung Wilhelm Furtwängler ", 8vo. 4 page folding program. 6 x 8 inches. Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester, Montag, den 19. December 1949." Cover of program is illustrated with a b/w photograph of Furtwängler and has the date "19. XII 49" written in blue ink. Some creasing to pages. Text in German. Very good condition.With:2) B/W postcard (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches) of Furtwängler reading a newspaper taken around 1930. Near fine condition.With:3) 12 page program of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra from 1950. First page shows a photograph of Furtwängler conducting. In German. Fine condition.Wilhelm Furtwängler (January 25, 1886-November 30, 1954) was a German conductor and composer. He is most famous for his performances of Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, and Wagner. However, he was also a champion of modern music, and performed modern works such as Bela Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra. His relationship with the Nazi's and attitude towards Adolf Hitler was a matter of much controversy. At his denazification trial, Furtwängler was charged with supporting Nazism by remaining in Germany, performing at Nazi party functions and with making anti-Semitic remarks against the part-Jewish conductor Victor de Sabata. However, he was eventually cleared on all these counts. All three articles are rare. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Journal du Voleur [The Thief's Journal]

      Gallimard, (Paris) 1949 - Third edition of Genet's most famous book, a semi-autobiographical novel of his youth set in 1930s Europe. This copy is inscribed by Genet to Erik Locke, (roughly translated) as apologizing for not writing anything more than he says with his friendship. Spine-tanned, with a short tear at the lower front spine fold and a shallow crease to the front cover; the acidic paper of the text block is browning. Very good in wrappers, with the publisher's wraparound band laid in. There was a signed limited issue of this title, but inscribed copies are very uncommon: we can only find evidence of one inscribed copy ever appearing at auction. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Detective Story

      Random House, New York 1949 - Remarkable and unique collector's item in that the text contains MARGIN NOTES THROUGHOUT BY ACADEMY AWARD WINNING SCREENWRITER PHILIP YORDAN, IN PREPARATION FOR YORDAN'S ACADEMY-AWARD NOMINATED SCREENPLAY ADAPTATION. (Purchased from Yordan's San Diego estate.) GOOD solid hard cover has faintly age-toned pages that is pronounced at text block edges. Some wear at head, tail, edges, and corners (through to boards at small spots). Somewhat poor DJ now in protective mylar has light rubbing, age toning, and moderate shelf wear. Back flap is separated at hinge but is included; front flap is almost separated. Medium chips at head, tail and back cover bottom edge. DJ spine age toned and letters quite faded. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maxwell's House of Books]
 37.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Une Saison en enfer. Lithographies originales de Louis Favre.,

      Le Haag und Paris, A.A.M. Stols. 1949 - Mit 11 Original-Farblithographien von Louis Favre (1891-1956) und Text in französisch auf 65 S. in losen Lagen, Inhaltsverzeichnis und Impressum. Exemplar 117 von 125 nummerierten Exemplaren auf Van Gelder (mit Wz.) der Gesamtauflage von 150 Exx. Im Impressum signiert und nummeriert. - 1873 im Privatverlag gedruckt, verblieb die Auflage bis auf wenige Vorab-Exemplare im Lager und galt bis zur Auffindung 1901 als von Rimbaud selbst vernichtet. Louis Favre hatte eine Ausbildung als Landvermesser und machte sich im jungen Alter auf, um in Paris Maler zu werden. In den zwanziger Jahren enteckte er nach langem Experimentieren die alte Technik der ägyptischen Wachsmalerei. Der Kritiker und spätere Direktor des Groninger Museums Jos de Gruyter schrieb im Vaderland über Favre: Seine Farben sind genauso reich wie die eines gotischen Kirchenfensters. - Titel etwas lichtgegilbt, Fingerspur und kleine Bereibung. 1 Bl. minimal wellig. Insgesamt sehr sauberes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
 38.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Love In A Cold Climate - a SUPERB copy

      Hamish Hamilton 1949 - A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1949. A fine book without inscriptions with a trace of spotting to the page edge. In a near fine (or better) unclipped and unfaded wrapper with some light wear to the spine tips and to the corners. A superb copy indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Space-time approach to quantum electrodynamics" WITH "The Theory of Positrons" in: Physical Review, Vol. 76, No. 6, pp. 769-89 and 749-59, September 15, 1949

      - FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS of Feynman's literal "reformation of quantum mechanics itself;" claiming "that he could not understand standard quantum theory and had to recreate it on his own, Feynman's famous diagrams, introduced and developed here for the first time, "elegantly rewrite quantum theory" (American National Biography; Peacock, The Quantum Revolution, 102). Of the three pivotal formulations of quantum mechanics, Feynman's was the third, following Heisenberg's matrix formulation and Schrodinger's wave equation formulation; Feynman's is the third formulation. Feynman's path integral formulation was "another way of thinking about QED that is probably as visualizable as any theory of quantum fields is ever going to be, and relatively easy to calculate with. The key idea was to represent every possible particle interaction with a space-time diagram. Photon wordlines (their trajectories through spacetime) are represented by wavy lines, while particles such as electrons and positrons are straight lines or curves" (Peacock, The Quantum Revolution, 102). "The dramatic discovery that Feynman made is that the space-time description of a positron moving forward in time is EXACTLY equivalent to the same mathematical description of an electron moving backward through time along the same track in the Feynman diagram. In addition, because photons are their own antiparticles, there is no difference in this description between a photon moving forward in time and one moving backward in time? An electron proceeding through space and time meets an energetic photon, absorbs it, and is scattered backward BACKWARD IN TIME until it emits an energetic photon and recoils in such a way that it moves forward in time again. Instead of three particles, two electrons, and a positron in a complicated dance, we have one particle, one electron that zigzags its way through space AND time, colliding with photons here and there along the way. Feynman (along with Tomonaga and Schwinger) won the 1965 Nobel Prize "for their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles" (Nobel Foundation). CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Institute of Physics. 4to. 10.5 x 7.75 inches (262 x 194mm). Bound in original wraps rebacked. Very faint library stamp on the front and rear wrap as well as the first page; literally the stamps are very difficult to even see. Otherwise fine condition in every way.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey

      HAMISH HAMILTON, LONDON - Blue leather in glacine wrappers in patterned paper slipcase. Wrappers and slipcase are in very bad condition. Covers plain. Spines have gilt lettering. Blue marbled endpapers. No illustrations. Bindings clean and tight. Pride and Prejudice(1949), Emma(1947), Sense and Sensibility(1948), Mansfield Park(1949), Persuasion(1949), Northanger Abbey(1948). DATE PUBLISHED: EDITION: [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Sheltering Sky (Signed)

      New Directions, NY 1949 - The True First Edition of this book, housed in a fine facsimile dustwrapper that fits the book perfectly. The book is bound in beige cloth stamped in aqua and black, shows a bit of uniform darkening to spine and toning to endpapers. Affixed to the half-title page is a bookplate signed by Bowles. Basis for the Bernardo Bertolucci film that starred John Malkovich and Debra Winger. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael J. Toth, Bookseller, ABAA]
 42.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     563 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2019 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.