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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      Harcourt, Brace and Company [c.1949], 1949. Hardcover. Like New. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Fine, in a Near Fine+ dust jacket, with the price of $3.00 intact. An absolutely superb copy, with faint wear to the spine ends, and a small vintage booksellers label to the front free end paper. Bright, clean and crisp cloth. The dust jacket shows tanning to the spine, light wear to spine ends, two faint surface scrapes to the front panel, strip of toning to the top of the flaps, with a nick to the top of the front flap. Bright, and unfaded front and rear panels. A beautiful copy, in exceptional condition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        La vie dans les plis. Poèmes.

      NRF Gallimard, Paris 1949 - Paris, NRF Gallimard, 1949. Petit in-8, 247 pp., non coupé. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 43 ex. sur vélin pur fil, ex. H.C. (après 13 Hollande). * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable.

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        The Sheltering Sky

      New York: New Directions, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. In Very Good condition, in an Very Good dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding tape ghosts and offsetting to endsheets and paste downs, with corresponding tape ghosts to the jacket. While the dust jacket is not price clipped, the price at the bottom of the front flap was pulled up by the tape and is barely visible. The dust jacket is still identifiable as a first printing dust jacket since later printings would be noted on the jacket as such. The dust jacket shows a bit of rubbing and light edge wear (a tiny chip to the top of the front panel and a big of light wear at the spine ends), as well faint sunning to the blue ink on the spine. First printing of the author's first book, in the original Alvin Lustig designed dust jacket.

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        [Screenplay]: Three Came Home

      [No place]: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. April 11, 1949. First. Revised Final Screenplay. Mimeographed sheets bradbound in red studio wrappers. Near fine. The 1950 film based on the novel by Alice Newton Keith was directed by Jean Negulesco, and featured Claudette Colbert. Very scarce. Ex-Carter Burden. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        When We Were Very Young

      London: Methuen & Co., Ltd, 1949. SIGNED BY MILNE. 1 volume, 51st Edition, signed by Milne on the title-page, publishers original light blue cloth, mild spotting to covers, hinges fine, with the original DJ, worn and chipped, DJ in mylar sleeve, a better copy than it may sound.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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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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        Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson.

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1949. - 1st Edition, 1st issue. Very Good in torn and chipped dust wrapper. Inscribed on the end paper [a little blotched due to the poor quality paper] "For Rene and Bur with love from Mervyn Oct 1949." From the collection of H.B. [Burgess] Drake. Drake was a schoolmaster at Eltham college during Peake's time there and became a friend. He was godfather to Peake's daughter Clare and peake illustrated two of his books; The Book of Lyonne [1952] and The Oxford English Course for Secondary Schools, Book One [1957]. This is one of a number of Drake's books recently acquired, a number of which are inscribed by Peake to Drake and his wife. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        Nothing More Than Murder (First Edition)

      Harper and Brothers, New York 1949 - First Edition. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Book is easily Near Fine but for a few tiny rubbed spots to the green cloth; jacket is very presentable, with light wear to corners, a small, faint stain to the top of the front flap and associated portion of the front endpaper, and one small closed tear. The third and final Thompson novel to be published in hardcover, followed by a career of paperback originals. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Storm Clouds, Cape Cod.

      Cleveland, Ohio: The Print Club of Cleveland. 1949 - Lithograph. Photolithograph. Edition of 252 Impressions on paper watermarked Flinsch. 223 x 332 mm. Matted. Dückers, no. E 110.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Philosopher-Scientist

      Library Living Philosophers 1949 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Albert Einstein. A beautiful copy of this SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION of 760 copies. What makes this Limited Edition especially nice is that the siganture is 100% genuine, issued from the publisher. There are a lot of forgeries in trade books. Beware of them. This book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy with the ORIGINAL slipcase that came with the book SIGNED by the author. WE BUY SIGNED EINSTEIN books. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Un tramway nommé désir. Adapté par Jean Cocteau d’après le traduction de Paule de Beaumont.

      Bordas, Paris 1949 - 222 pages, 19 X 14 cm Exemplaire de la 2ème édition, imprimée la même année que l’originale, couverture rempliée à triple rabat illustrée d’une lithographie bicolore de Jean Cocteau, en frontispice, d’un dessin en couleurs reproduisant sur une double page la maquette du décor par Lilla de Nobili et quatre lithographie pleine page de Cocteau en noir et blanc. Double envoi, de la traductrice et d’Arletty qui lors de la création le 17 octobre 1949 au théâtre Edouard VII tenait le rôle de Blanche du Bois, à Orson ( Welles), la première écrit : Okay to see you realy « en chair et en os », la seconde : Je tremble pour écrire Orson. A la toute fin des années 40, le théâtre Edouard VII jusque-là spécialisé dans la comédie de boulevard, se tourne vers le répertoire anglo-saxon. Noël Coward vînt y donner en français sa pièce « Joyeux chagrin », Raymond Rouleau monta « Un tramway nommé désir » et en 1950 Orson Welles joua pendant deux mois « The Lobster » en anglais. Il existe une photographie de Marc Enguerand datée1950 où l’on voit Arletty félicitant Welles à sa sortie de scène dans les coulisses du théâtre Edouard VII. Exemplaire non coupé, en très bon état, origine exceptionnelle. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Jupiter's Surface

      1949. Book. Fine. No Binding. Art Fine (as new)/Frame Fine (our Top grade). Original Art, Oil on Board. Original Art, Framed. [c.1949]. Image Size: 11 1/4 x 14 inches. Frame size: 15 1/4 x 18 inches. In a gilt frame with dead. Depicts Jupiter's surface with hydrogen flames and "lava" pouring out of the top of a cliff, with a "lake" below of liquid ammonia. Bonestell would often do a smalller, fully realized painting of his subject, then, if he liked it, he would follow up with a larger version that he would sign. This is the first, smaller, unsigned version of the work. For a look at the larger signed version see: THE ART OF CHESLEY BONESTELL by Miller & Durant, p. 153, which was used as an illustration for the book, CONQUEST OF SPACE. Fine (our highest grade)..

      [Bookseller: Barry R. Levin Science Fiction & Fantasy]
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        The Sheltering Sky.

      John Lehmann, London 1949 - First edition of the author's landmark first book. Octavo, original cloth. Some fading to the spine cloth and extremities, a very good copy in a very good dust jacket with some chips to the crown and foot of the spine. "The Sheltering Sky stands head and shoulders above most other novels published in English since World War II" (The New Republic). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        CROOKED HOUSE.SIGNED COPY.

      Collins Crime Club., London. 1949 - A very good plus copy and FLAT SIGNED by Agatha Christie to the title page. No inscriptions. No tears. Scattered light foxing. 192 pages. First Edition.The original dust-wrapper has as follows.1 inch v cut to the top of the spine, affecting the title. 1 inch loss at the base of the spine affecting The Crime Club and a 1 inch chip at the base of the front panel and the front wrap. Small chip at the base of the rear flap. Shows a price of 8s 6d net on the front flap. The wrapper now protected in a plastic wrap. A book that is becoming more difficult to find, this has the added bonus of the signature of the author. Rare. Scans available. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Baggins Books and Collectables]
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        A Tree of Night And Other Stories

      Random House, New York 1949 - 209 pages. First edition, first printing. Dust jacket design by Leo Manso. Signed by Capote on the first sheet and the title page. His second book and first short story collection. As new book in a like dust jacket. A flawless copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fireproof Books]
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        A Tree of Night and Other Stories

      Random House, New York 1949 - First edition. Bump at the top of the front board, near fine in price-clipped, very good dustwrapper with tiny nicks and tears at the extremities. Signed by the author. A nice copy of Capote's second book, and first collection of stories. The soft paper jacket is particularly susceptible to wear. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Post-War Speeches - a full set of jacketed U.S. first editions: The Sinews of Peace, Europe Unite, In the Balance, Stemming the Tide

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1949 - Here is a full set of U.S. editions of Churchill's postwar speeches in the scarce dust jackets. These volumes span the period from immediately after the second World War, when Churchill was Leader of the Opposition, through the end of 1952, during his second Premiership. The events encompassed by these years are in many ways no less dramatic than those of the war years - the unraveling of the British Empire, the post-war recovery, the beginning of the Cold War, Soviet acquisition of the atomic bomb and U.S. invention of the hydrogen bomb. The U.S. postwar speeches were published in very small numbers, making jacketed U.S. editions much rarer than their British counterparts. Collectors should note that the U.S. postwar speeches are only four volumes, as the fifth and final volume, The Unwritten Alliance, had no U.S. edition. All four volumes offered here are in fine condition - clean, tight, and square with unfaded bindings, and bright contents. Three of the four dust jackets are unclipped, with only Stemming the Tide having a neatly price-clipped front flap. Stemming the Tide (one of only 1,850 printed and the scarcest of the four) is a bright and tight example with no spotting and no inscriptions. The dust jacket remains bright and clean, but shows light overall wear and minor chipping at spine ends. In the Balance (one of 2,000 printed) is a likewise fine book with no spotting and no inscriptions. The unclipped jacket retains the original $5.00 price on the front flap and his highly complete, with only minor wear and loss at the spine ends . Europe Unite (one of 2,500 printed) is a fine copy with a bright turquoise binding and tight, clean contents. No spotting and no inscriptions. The dust jacket is bright, clean, and complete, still bearing the $5.00 price on the front flap. Shelf presentation is excellent, with only a hint of color shift between the front face and the spine. What prevents this dust jacket from being near-fine or better is a 2.5 inch closed tear and associated wrinkling at the bottom of the front face. The Sinews of Peace (one of 3,000 printed) is clean and tight with an inked gift inscription dated 1949 on the ffep (from the "Women's Breakfast Club of Saginaw"). The dust jacket is clean, bright, and unclipped, still bearing the original $3.00 price on the front flap. Light wear is confined to the corners and spine extremities and two short closed tears at the hinge. All four dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A241.2, A246.2, A255.2, A264.2; Woods/ICS A124(b), A128(b), A130(b), A137(b); Langworth pages 285, 297, 302, 310 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter Signed

      1949. Book. Fine. No Binding. Signed by Author(s). 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)..

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        TALES OF THE UNCANNY AND SUPERNATURAL.

      London, New York: Peter Nevill Limited, [1949] - Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-426, inserted frontispiece (photographic portrait of the author), original dark green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Signed and dated 1949 by Blackwood on front free endpaper. Collects twenty- two stories. Reginald 01408. Ashley A.48.1 Some foxing to top and fore-edges of text block, else a fine copy in near fine dust jacket with mild rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, a bit of mild dust soiling to rear panel, and clipped price. An attractive copy. (#105677) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod

      New York: Rinehart & Co.. (1949). Twelfth printing. New introduction by the author. Illustrated with photographs by William A. Bradford and others. Corners a bit bumped, near fine in an about fine dustwrapper with a very short tear. Warmly Inscribed by the author: "For George Swetman Esq. with the profound affection of his old friend and colleague. Henry Beston." A nature classic that captures the essence of place and that continues to endure, this copy comes with a wonderful eight page (both sides of four octavo leaves) Autograph Letter Signed twice by Beston on his Chimney Farm stationery to Mrs. Swetman sending the book, and explaining the creation of the book. In small part: "I wrote it a few years after I had emerged from War I. Being still sick at heart with this vast political massacre of the young by the young, I went as far as I could go to the world of nature and wonder, and just sat quiet awhile like the Bhudda under the Bo tree. After a while a religious sense of acceptance and peace possessed me, a sense I have never lost. After marriage, I bought from relatives the farm we now occupy, where I live very happily with my attendant bears, the chief of whom is my famous 'Oswald', an enchanting bear who on autumn nights is given permission to sleep by the open fire." Beston goes on to describe his life in Maine, and his upcoming trip to stay on a Maine island with a friend whose "occupation is the collaring of poor, innocent lobsters. I weep for them as the walrus wept for the oyster." With original envelope. A wonderful letter. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Intelligent Investor

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949 New York: Harper Brothers, 1951: First Edition, Early Printing; Harper Brothers date code of "C-A" listed, corresponding to March, 1951. In an original dust jacket with $3.50 intact. Name of previous owner on front free end paper. Two early pages of text have underlining, otherwise clean text. Spine cloth shows light wear to ends. The dust jacket shows edge wear with chipping, rubbing and light soiling. Worn area with surface loss to front panel. A nice early printing of the rare first edition of this sought after investment classic, scarce in dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        (Hexe).

      . Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 21,5 x 11,5 cm (H).. Johannes Karl Gotthard Niedlich, geb. am 4 März 1949 in Lunow an der Oder, Mark Brandenburg, lebt und arbeitet als freischaffender Künstler in Altlandsberg bei Berlin. Die Zeichnung ist die Original-Vorlage für die Buchillustration zu "Arepo und die schöne Tuberose. Ein Märchen über den Magnetismus" von Helma Heymann, illustriert von J. K. Gotthardt Niedlich, Berlin, Verlag Junge Welt 1988, S. 7.

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        The Second World War. Volume I [-VI].

      Cassell & Co. Ltd -54 1949 - FIRST UK EDITIONS of vols. ii-vi, Second Edition (reset) of vol. i, with maps and diagrams, 8vo, original cloth and dust jackets, dust jackets faded on the spines and with some tears, with minimal loss, vol. i ‘Inscribed for Mrs. Daly by Winston S. Churchill, 1949’ on the flyleaf, vols. iii-v with mimeographed presentation slips from the author A personal presentation inscription in the first volume, and the rest of the set intended for the same recipient. One advantage of having the reset second edition is that the type size is uniform throughout. ‘The reduction of the type-size [in the first edition] led to friction between author and publisher. Various friends wrote to Sir Winston with the acid remark that they would be delighted to read his book when they could find a magnifying glass, and Sir Winston passed on equally acerbic comments of his own’ (Woods (Revised edition), pp. 353-54). The US edition appeared earlier but was not Churchill’s final text. (see Woods A123(b))

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        Die Rotte Kain. Schauspiel in drei Akten.

      Hamburg: Wolfgang Krüger Verlag, 1949 - Quarto. 87 pages. Wrappers, top of spine torn and missing a very small piece. Tear on lower spine. Covers dust soiled and with some very small nicks. Unobstrusive mark on center of upper cover. From the library of Ernst Erich Noth. With a dedication from Nossack to Noth.

      [Bookseller: Sam Gatteno Books]
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        Poema De Las Tres Voces y Otros Poemas

      Ediciones Cobalto, Barcelona 1949 - Con seis dibujos de Gregorio Prieto.- en 4º mayor rama en estuche de cartón, 92 pag. 1 h. 6 láminas. Primera edición. Impreso a dos tintas. Ejemplar de la edición de 75 ejemplares, impresos sobre papel de hilo de la marca Fenix de las manufacturas la Gelidense, firmados por la autora y numerados. Siendo este el número XXIII. Size: 29 X 24

      [Bookseller: Reus, Paris, Londres]
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        On the Making of Gardens

      Dropmore Press, London 1949 - Some staining to margins of endpapers. Some staining and marks to leather at margins of pastedowns. Bookseller's rubber stamp on front endpaper. The dust wrapper has quite heavy foxing and is split into two pieces down the entire length of the spine. Chips missing to dust wrapper spine. The dust wrapper is held together in a mylar cover. The card slip case has moderate rubbing and wear. A 2/3" split to the card at the tail of the slipcase.; Number 73 of 100 specially bound copies, signed by Osbeth Sitwell and John Piper. Full green morocco binding with two raised bands on spine. Gilt illustration on front board. xvi, 113, [2] pages + lithographic frontispiece + 5 lithographic plates (3 double page). Some leaves unopened.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        EROS AT BREAKFAST AND OTHER PLAYS

      Toronto: Clarke Irwin, 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.. 1st Edition.

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        ONE-WAY TICKET

      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.

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        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]

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        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]

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        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]
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        NOURRITURES suivi d¿extraits de La Nausée

      Jacques Damase, Paris 1949 - EDITION ORIGINALE illustrée hors texte de 3 POINTES-SECHES originales de WOLS, encartées dans le livre. Tirage annoncé à 450 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil du Marais. Un des 424 numérotés, celui-ci sous couverture bleue avec sur le premier plat une pièce de titre imprimée sur papier gris. ¤¤¤¤¤ La totalité du tirage de NOURRITURES ne fut pas réalisée. En effet, outre sa rareté, on rencontre des exemplaires sous couverture muette pourtant bien numérotés sans les gravures de Wols. Certains de ces exemplaires non terminés furent conservés par l¿éditeur, comme celui offert par Damase pour Noël 1988 lui aussi non illustré. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        ORIGINAL JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT COVERDONE BY VAN GULIK FOR HIS 1949 TRANSLATION OF DEE GOONG AN.

      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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        THE ESTIENNES.

      - 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]
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        Thistly B.

      Publisher: Oxford University Press, N. Y. 1949. - A scarce First Edition in the hardcover. Text and illustrations by Tasha Tudor. The story of Thistly B, a canary. When the Godmummy brought another canary for the family it was a wife for Thistly B. The story of how they raised a family is told with delicate pictures such as only Tasha Tudor can draw. Pages are not numbered. Previous owner's name at top right corner of first free end page. Several small chips out of the dust jacket at the edge and spine. Original publisher's price of $1.50 still intact. Other than the previous owner's name - no other names, marks, or writing. Dust jacket and book are in Very Good condition. First Edition. Book condition: Very Good. Jacket condition: Very Good. Binding is: Hardcover. 6 1/4 in. x 6 3/4 in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quinn & Davis Booksellers]
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        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]
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        Farmer Giles of Ham.

      George Allen & Unwin,, London: 1949 - 79, (i), with frontis and one other plate in colour, text illustrations in line, and decorative endpapers. Contents extremely fresh, clean and unmarked, appears unread. A few slightly penetrative foxing spots to the closed top edge affecting first and last few pages. Top edge blue. In the original light orange paper-covered boards decorated with a dragon and titled in blue. Clean, bright and sharp, with slight blunting to foot of spine. In protected unclipped crisp pictorial jacket: front, back and spine very bright and clean with a few spots to the flaps: the blank inner (reverse) surface is foxed. With a pale mark like a stain at top of spine, two closed and scarcely discernible tears (<1cm each) to the top edge, and a shallow (1mm) nick at bottom corner of lower panel with an adjacent very short closed tear. An exceptionally nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        LLIBRE DE LLIBRETERS DE VELL I DE BIBLIÒFILS BARCELONINS D'ABANS I D'ARA

      - Barcelona, Ed. Millà, 1949. 32&#146;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&#146;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.

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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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