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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Advance Reading Copy. Softcover. Good. Pale wraps printed in brown. Advance reading copy of the first American edition. Very Good- with wraps showing toning, soiling, wear, and a chip to top corner. Title handwriting in fading old ink to spine. Lean to spine. Pages toned, with several small stains. An uncommon format, which also states "First American Edition" on the copyright page.

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        UN TRAMWAY NOMME' DESIR

      BORDAS, 1949. Francese 0,33 A cura di Jean Cocteau e traduzione di Paul De Beaumont, brossura editoriale illustrata, ingiallita, con fioritura, usura ai bordi, strappi con mancanze al dorso, pagine brunite attorno ai testi, con lieve fioritura e molte libere dalla lenta legatura, con una illustrazione a colori estratta da Vogue USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Six One Act Plays by South African Authors

      J.L. Van Schaik 1949 - Signed Pretoria, 1949. 8vo, 141 pp. Signed by Gordimer. A very scarce publication containing "The First Circle," Gordimer's first play. Published in 1949, the same year as her first collection of stories. An excellent copy in a very good minus jacket with some chips to edges. Signed by Gordimer on her biographical page. Other contributors include Joyce Miller, Arch. J.A. Wison, Rich Davies, Mary Thomas and Grace Sherwin. OCLC 668142296, locating four copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd.,, 1949–54. 6 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, gilt titles to spines, top edges red, grey endpapers decorated with a design that alternates a lion rampant with the initials W.S.C. In the typographical dust jackets with background design as per the endpapers, spine panel of vol. I with printed edition statement. With maps and diagrams, some folding. Vol. 1 slightly bowed, spines slightly rolled, some very light bumping to extremities and minor creasing to the top corner of a few pages. An excellent set in the bright dust jackets. First editions of the latter five volumes, second edition of volume 1. Churchill's masterpiece is without doubt the single most important historical account of the Second World War. From the collection of Churchill's literary agent Emery Reves (1904–1981). Reves had been instrumental in promoting Churchill's pre-War international profile by the world-wide syndication of many of his prophetic articles during the late 1930s.

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        The Big Fisherman

      PETER DAVIES, LONDRA 1949 - INGLESE Legatura completamente blu con titoli solo sul dorso. Pagine ben salde ingiallitre dal tempo. Cartine geografiche in bianco e nero ai risguardi. Ottimo lo stato generale di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        DEE GOONG AN: THREE MURDER CASES SOLVED BY JUDGE DEE.

      Toppan Printing Company, 1949]., [Tokyo - First edition of the Dutch diplomat's first work of detective fiction, a translation of a Seventeenth Century detective story. Illustrated. With a preface by Van Gulik. Published in an edition of 1200 numbered copies signed by Van Gulik. This is copy 315, which is further inscribed "To Dr. F. Kuhn, with the author's best regards, New Delhi, Feb. 1952, Robert van Gulik." A fine bright, sharp copy with pictorial boards lacking the original plain kraft paper dust jacket. Housed in a custom made clamshell case with the design of the book's front cover on the front panel and the title on the spine. A sharp copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        Songs of A Pagan

      Caxton Printers, Ltd., Caldwell 1949 - 10.5 in. x 8 in., 90 pages, Cloth, First and last major monograph of an important figure in the California Pictorialist movement of the early 20th century. edition. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dawson's Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Weet Je Nog? (Do you Remember?).

      Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Contact, 1949. First edition of Anne Frank's collection of stories and fairy-tales, written at the age of 14, while in hiding. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Illustrated by Kees Kelfkens. Rare in the original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        THE SECOND CONFESSION

      The Viking Press, 1949., New York - First edition. Signed and dated on the front fly leaf by the author. Very good in dust jacket with light restoration to the spine ends, corners, and extremities. A Nero Wolfe mystery. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        EL ALEPH

      Losada S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina 1949 - Excelente ejemplar de esta primera edición de un libro emblemático de Jorge Luis Borges. Tal vez nunca leido. Rareza de esta primera edición: la página 23 está numerada como "27" y luego, por supuesto, se repite este número en la pagina correspondiente. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rayo Rojo]
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        CANTI

      MONDADORI, VERONA 1949 - ITALIANO Brossura editoriale muta, sovraccoperta avorio con titoli rossi, con minime dissolvenze, usura ai bordi e piccola traccia di umidità, pagine ancora intonse, a grandi margini ed ingiallite ai bordi, a cura di E.Bianchetti sul testo critico dato da F.Flora, edito in 500 esemplari numerati Ad Personam, il ns. è l'esemplare n.333 stampato per Concetto Marchesi

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        Port of Long Beach California.

      H. A. Lown & L. E. Smith. 1949. - Color folded map unfolding to 25 ¾ x 20 ¾ inches. Verso of map is blank. The upper horizontal fold is separated along several panels with very minor paper loss at one fold intersection. There are two short splits in the map and several edge tears four of which enter the image. The map is in good clean condition and could be repaired or conservation backed for greater stability. Note at the bottom of the map states: "This is a duplicate tracing. Original map drawn Oct. 1925." WorldCat lists a "Map of Long Beach and the Harbor District" published in 1925 by the Marine Trust and Savings Bank (Long Beach, Calif.) L.L. Poates Eng’g Co. An earlier Poates map of Long Beach, circa 1912, was offered from the same publisher. This 1949 map is signed in the bottom right corner H. A. Lown & L. E. Smith, with small text block notation above reading "Revised to Feb. 10, 1950" followed by Smith’s initials. It is evident the "tracing" has been updated to reflect the port as it existed in 1949, a view supported by the map's inclusion of Terminal Island Freeway and the U.S. Naval Station in an area that was earlier termed the Long Beach "Industrial Zone." The map also depicts the Rainbow Pier, Municipal Auditorium and Silver Spray Pier in the Long Beach amusement zone. Depicted in faint outline is the (Proposed) Southeast Basin. Inset map shows the Los Angeles area from the Pacific Ocean eastward as far as Banning. A smaller inset map depicts the San Pedro Bay area. No WorldCat listing has been found for this edition. An uncommon item, highly detailed, significant in tracking the development of Long Beach as a major military, shipping, and residential area adjacent to, but distinguished in many crucial ways, from the city and county of Los Angeles. The lack of library holdings suggests the scarcity of this map. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Enfantines.

      Marcel Sautier, Paris 1949 - In-4, , en feuilles, sous chemises, emboitage de l'éditeur. Edition illustrée de 59 lithographies originales en couleurs de Pierre-Eugène Clairin. Tirage unique limité à 125 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil de Lana. Exemplaire (n°4) imprimé au nom de l'éditeur Marcel Sautier, enrichi d'un texte complémentaire de Valery Larbaud, intitulé La Paix et le salut, épilogue des Enfantines, illustré d'une lithographie originale en couleurs in-texte sur double page et tiré uniquement à 8 exemplaires hors commerce sur vélin de Lana (celui-ci, imprimé au nom de Marcel Sautier, est enrichi d'une épreuve supplémentaire de la lithographie). L'exemplaire comporte aussi 6 aquarelles originales en couleurs signées par Eugène Clairin (dont une inédite et 5 correspondant aux illustrations des pages 16, 22, 69, 163 et 206), une suite à part en couleurs des lithographies tirées sur malacca blanc, une petite lithographie originale en couleurs inutilisée et signée par l'artiste. Est joint un dossier réunissant la correspondance adressée à Marcel Sautier pour la réalisation de ce livre, par l'auteur (une lettre autographe signée) et l'artiste (11 lettres et 2 cartes autographes signées) - 11 lithographies ou bois en couleurs signés adressés sous forme de cartes de v?ux - 3 documents relatifs à l'entrée de Pierre-Eugène Clairin à l'Académie des Beaux-Arts (dont un bois original en couleurs accompagnant la lettre de remerciement pour la participation à l'épée) - 2 épreuves d'essai pour 6 cahiers du livre illustrés chacun de 2 lithographies - 6 cartes d'invitation pour des expositions et de nombreuses coupures de journaux.L'exemplaire de l'éditeur, considérablement enrichi. Langue : Français [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Antoine]
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        The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag

      Oxford University 1949 2nd Imp. - Oxford University Press 1949 2nd impression - Good Condition iNo Dust Jacket - Signed by Jim Corbett on the half-title page: "Yours very sincerely Jim Corbett Nyeri 7/12/50 - Alson pevious owner's name on front free end paper - No other writing or marks in book - 166 pages - Green Cloth Cover - Photo sent on request - Shipped in a sturdy box with padding [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jim Rooney]
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        The Sheltering Sky

      (New York): New Directions, 1949. Very Good/Very Good. First American edition. Boards a bit soiled and worn, and small, faint tape shadows at the outer corners of the free endpapers, else about very good in a clean and bright very good dustwrapper with a small chip at the crown and a little wrinkled. Warmly and humorously Inscribed to a close friend: "Monsieur Daniel Wardin: It is my duty to inform you that you are formally accused by an American subject, Mme. Johnson B., of the theft of numerous household articles including bath towels, pillows and nightgowns. Unless restitution is promptly made, a proces-verbal will be served. Signed: Ali Tomsumany, Commissaire, Tanger. (best, Paul, Tangier, 7/I/90)." The inscription references a mutually disliked American woman whose apartment the recipient lived in, and which was directly below Bowles's own in Tangiers. The author's first and best known book, in which a disaffected American couple meet the harsh reality of the Moroccan desert, with less than happy results. Filmed by Bernardo Bertolucci with Debra Winger, John Malkovich, and the author in a small role. An amusing and whimsical inscription.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        From Here to the Bugle: The story of A.B. Hancock, Dean of Race Horse Breeders

      The Thoroughbred Press 1949 - The book is in near fine condition, green boards with gilt lettering on front and spine showing title, author , and a thoroughbred horse. A beautiful copy. Book has lightly bumped corners. First Edition [Stated]/ First Printing, 330 pages. Thomas W. Doswell was Mr . Hancock's first partner, see page 322 and on page 323 there is an inscription saying T.W. Doswell was my grandfather and signed Jeari D. Oaks. The clipped dust jacket is in good plus condition, with some loss to head of spine and back board, a few nicks. Book is inscribed on inside board and signed by two generations of A.B. Hancock and signed A. Hancock III and A. Hancock IV. Jacket in Brodart cover. A rare priceless gem. Binding is tight and square. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magnolia Books]
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        A une Courtisane.

      - P. Aux Depens de Quelques amateurs 1949. In-8° en ff, sous chemise et étui (emboitage refait). 18 superbes burins originaux dont 11 H.T de Tavy NOTTON. Tirage limité à 243 exemplaires, un des 130 sur Auvergne .Ce texte est une supercherie littéraire, il s'agit d'un texte de PIA. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie In-Quarto]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four A Novel

      London: Secker & Warburg,, 1949. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in red, top edge red. With the green dust jacket. Spine very slightly faded, with tiny bump to head; an excellent copy in the dust jacket with unusually bright spine panel, a little rubbing to extremities, a couple of tiny chips and nicks, short closed tear to head of front panel. First edition, first impression. Copies of the first impression were issued either in green or dark red dust jackets. To judge from surviving examples, this was done in proportions of about two green to one red, but there is no priority between them.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First edition of Orwell's classic dystopian novel. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing and wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell and chemise case. A superior example. Written while Orwell suffered severely from tuberculosis and published shortly before the disease claimed his life, the novel is a work "of hectic, devilish, claustrophobic intensity... nightmarish in the telling" (Clute & Nicholls, 896). In 2005, the novel was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. Named as one of Modern Library 100 Best Novels of the twentieth century. "It is quite simply a novel which has changed the world" (Pringle, 100 Best Science Fiction Novels 1). Fenwick A12a. Connolly 99. Anatomy of Wonder II:838. 100 Most Influential Books 93.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Autobio.

      Paris: Damase, 1949.(). Portfolio with 9 color lithographs. Sheets loose as issued in folder. Edition of 130; this one signed but not numbered. With a text by Julien Cazlas.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Advance Reading Copy. Softcover. Good. Pale wraps printed in brown. Advance reading copy of the first American edition. Very Good- with wraps showing toning, soiling, wear, and a chip to top corner. Title handwriting in fading old ink to spine. Lean to spine. Pages toned, with several small stains. An uncommon format, which also states "First American Edition" on the copyright page.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Robber

      Collins, Toronto 1949 - 307pp. Red cloth with gilt lettered spine. Book is cocked. Dust jacket in poor condition, with heavy wear and loss to edges and corners, spine is gone and the dust jacket is in three pieces. This copy inscribed by Bertram Brooker "To Marie, From one of those people to another" -Bertram Brooker. From the library of Ontario author Marie McPhedran, her name and address in Toronto in blue ink above the inscription on the front endpaper. Small bookseller's rubber stamp to inside corner of front endpaper also. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist.

      Evanston: Library of Living Philosophers, 1949. Signed limited first edition, number 156 of 760 copies signed and dated "Albert Einstein '49." Octavo, original brown cloth, top edge gilt, original slipcase. The book is in fine condition, the slipcase is in fine condition. An absolute pristine example. Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable in this condition. Written by the man considered the "Person of the Century" by Time magazine, this is not a glimpse into Einstein's personal life, but an extension and elaboration into his thinking on science. Two of the great theories of the physical world were created in the early 20th century: the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Einstein created the theory of relativity and was also one of the founders of quantum theory. Here, Einstein describes the failure of classical mechanics and the rise of the electromagnetic field, the theory of relativity, and of the quanta. "The greatest physicist of the 20th century" (PMM 408).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books ]
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        La vie filtrée

      First edition, one of 13 numbered copies on pur fil, the only large paper copies.A rare and good copy. Gallimard Paris 1949 14,5x21cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four.

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First edition of Orwell's classic dystopian novel. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing and wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell and chemise case. A superior example. Written while Orwell suffered severely from tuberculosis and published shortly before the disease claimed his life, the novel is a work "of hectic, devilish, claustrophobic intensity... nightmarish in the telling" (Clute & Nicholls, 896). In 2005, the novel was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. Named as one of Modern Library 100 Best Novels of the twentieth century. "It is quite simply a novel which has changed the world" (Pringle, 100 Best Science Fiction Novels 1). Fenwick A12a. Connolly 99. Anatomy of Wonder II:838. 100 Most Influential Books 93.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books ]
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        Death of a Salesman

      New York: Viking 1949 - Original cloth and dust jacket. Fine. Half morocco case FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by Arthur Miller to William Targ and further signed by the original cast members, who have all signed on the list of cast members printed after the title page. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is one of the landmarks of American theater. “By common consent, this is one of the finest dramas in the whole range of the American theater (Brooks Atkinson). Death of a Salesman “is the most poignant statement of man as he must face himself to have come out of our theater.” “Mr. Miller’s play is a tragedy modern and personal, not classic and heroic. Its central figure is a little man sentenced to discover his smallness rather than a big man undone by his greatness” (John Mason Brown). The play was first performed at the Morosco Theatre where it opened on February 10, 1949 and lasted 742 performances. Provenance: 1. William Targ, the recipient of this presentation copy. Targ is widely considered one of the great editors of the postwar era; 2. the celebrated library of Mrs. Charles Engelhard, Christie’s New York, 2 December 2005, lot 215. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop]
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        Autograph Letter Signed

      ("Jerry") on printed letterhead, "Jerry Lewis - Child Star." 4to, 1 page, with holograph addressed envelope bearing a canceled stamp and postmarked Beverly Hills, California, February 20, 1949, with a 1100 Tower Road address. To Paramount secretary Mary Lou Van Ness: "Dear Mary Lou - Just a note to let you know I'm very happy to have you as my girl Friday while at Paramount. There isn't anyone I could ever want more than you- Your a doll- Love & Kisses." P.S. added: "This note is just to put myself on record!" Lewis was 23 at this time, a little too old to be passing as a child. He and Dean Martin had just signed their first film contract with Paramount Studio. It resulted in their film debut in the supporting cast of a minor comedy, "My Friend Irma." Lewis (b. 1926), American comedian, entertainer and noted Las Vegas performer; best known for a 7-year film partnership with Dean Martin (1951-58); later noted for his fund raising efforts on behalf of Muscular Dystrophy.

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books & Autographs ]
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        Rope of Sand. (Movie Poster)

      Hal Wallis Studio. Hollywood, CA. 1949. - One-sheet color silk-screen poster, 40 x 30 ½ inches, for the 1949 Hal Wallis film "Rope of Sand" starring Burt Lancaster, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre, and "Hollywood’s New Goddess of Love" Corinne Calvet. The film, written by Walter Doniger and directed by the prolific William Dieterle, tells the story of Mike Davis, played by Burt Lancaster, who discovers a cache of diamonds on the property of a mining operation in South West Africa and, despite torture, refuses to reveal its location, determined instead to steal the cache. The poster, extremely scarce and in very good condition, was the product of Western Poster Company, San Francisco. It is a striking graphic, bold in design and color, a worthy addition to a motion picture film noir archive.

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        The Mi Chou Gallery . Announces For the Public?s Education & The Connoisseur?s Enjoyment. A Marvellous Selection Of Fine Pictures By Painters Of The So-Called ?Hudson River School?. Complimented By Several Important Works By The Brilliant Modern Artist Mr. ROY LICHTENSTEIN. Plakat.

      (New York) Mi Chou Gallery o.J. - 55,7:43 cm. Plakat mehrfach gefaltet, ebenda gebräunt. Äußerst seltenes Dokument, da es sich hier möglicherweise um Lichtensteins erste Ausstellungsbeteiligung handelt, die hier in einer ziemlich schwülstigen Art angekündigt ist. Dennoch verweist die Gestaltung des Plakates bereits auf die Pop Ära. In den meisten Fällen wird diese Station des Künstlers erst gar nicht genannt. In anderen Publikationen wird eine Ausstellungsbeteiligung Lichtensteins (1949) ohne weitere Erläuterung in einer als ?Chinese Gallery? bezeichneten Galerie erwähnt. Die Mi Chou Galerie ist wahrscheinlich die erste chinesische Galerie, die in Amerika eröffnet wurde. Scarce document which most likely announces Lichtenstein?s first participation in a group exhibition in an overblown manner. This participation is not listed in any of the leading monographs. Only once we found a note mentioning Lichtenstein?s participation in a group exhibition in 1949 in a gallery called ?Chinese Gallery? without any further explanation. The Mi Chou Gallery is believed to be the first Chinese art gallery in America to exhibit and sell classical and contemporary Chinese paintings. The poster with folds and toning.

      [Bookseller: M + R Fricke]
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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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        Mural-Scrolls [Mural Scrolls]

      New York: Katzenbach and Warren, Inc, 1949. First edition. Original spiral bound boards. RARE PORTFOLIO WITH ORIGINAL SILKSCREENS by Matisse, Calder, Miro, and Matta. A rare complete sample book created by Katzenbach and Warren, Inc. in 1949 to promote an intended limited series of large scrolls by the artists. The series of large scrolls never materialized although a handful were completed, generally for people associated with the project. 

Although relatively large, (12 x 18 inches including the burlap mount), the silkscreens in this collection are reduced versions of the intended larger scrolls (six to ten feet in length and four to six feet wide). 

 Printed on canvas and mounted on burlap, the four silkscreens show exquisite depth of color and rich texture. Includes: "A Piece of My Workshop" by Calder; "Arbre en Fleur" by Matisse, "Sun-Dice" by Matta, and "El Sol" by Miro. The Matisse and Miro prints have a small stamp "MS" (for "Mural-Scrolls", as issued). With introduction by James Thrall Soby and statements by each of the artists. New York: Katzenbach and Warren, Inc., 1949. Folio, original spiral-bound color boards; housed in an exquisite box by noted book designer Sjoerd Hofstra. Rear board neatly detached (but holding securely under the added mylar jacket); a few abrasions to boards. Tape residue to both inside covers (as in all copies we've seen), offsetting to last page of text (as always). A little paste action and burlap impression to Matisse. A stunning set, with the silkscreen colors remarkably bright. RARE.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club

      - A run from1852-1949 31 vols plus index lacking only the vol. for 1866. Vol. for 1939-41 in orig. wrapps.

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        Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist.

      Evanston: Library of Living Philosophers, 1949. Signed limited first edition, number 156 of 760 copies signed and dated "Albert Einstein '49." Octavo, original brown cloth, top edge gilt, original slipcase. The book is in fine condition, the slipcase is in fine condition. An absolute pristine example. Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable in this condition. Written by the man considered the "Person of the Century" by Time magazine, this is not a glimpse into Einstein's personal life, but an extension and elaboration into his thinking on science. Two of the great theories of the physical world were created in the early 20th century: the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Einstein created the theory of relativity and was also one of the founders of quantum theory. Here, Einstein describes the failure of classical mechanics and the rise of the electromagnetic field, the theory of relativity, and of the quanta. "The greatest physicist of the 20th century" (PMM 408).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist. The Library of Living Philosophers Volume VII. Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp.

      Evanston, IL: The Library of Living Philosophers, 1949 - Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, facsimile signature to front board gilt, bevelled edges, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, pages unopened. A fine, unopened copy. Portrait frontispiece and 2 plates. First and signed limited edition, number 121 of 760 copies signed and dated by the author. This is the only Einstein signed limited edition, and the first publication of Einstein's autobiographical notes, in which he famously described the awakening of his scientific curiosity when shown a compass as a child. The contents of this volume include Einstein's autobiographical notes, a facsimile of his handwriting, descriptive and critical essays on his work, Einstein's reply to the essays, and a bibliography. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four.

      Secker & Warburg, London 1949 - First edition of Orwell's classic dystopian novel. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing and wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell and chemise case. A superior example. Written while Orwell suffered severely from tuberculosis and published shortly before the disease claimed his life, the novel is a work "of hectic, devilish, claustrophobic intensity. nightmarish in the telling" (Clute & Nicholls, 896). In 2005, the novel was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. Named as one of Modern Library 100 Best Novels of the twentieth century. "It is quite simply a novel which has changed the world" (Pringle, 100 Best Science Fiction Novels 1). Fenwick A12a. Connolly 99. Anatomy of Wonder II:838. 100 Most Influential Books 93. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        THE STORY OF THE TRAPP FAMILY SINGERS [SIGNED BY TRAPP FAMILY MEMBERS] [TWO COPIES]

      J.B. Lippincott 1949 (1951/1976), New York - 8vos., 2 books. 309pp.; VG; mild soiling; strong bindings; the tenth printing has no dust jacket gray spine with red lettering, dedication and signatures on ffep by six members of the Trapp family, (Agathe, Werner, Johanna, Rosmarie, Eleonore, and Hedwig); twenty-sixth printing has the dust jacket, red spine with white lettering, some fading to spine, and is signed flat on ffep by Maria von Trapp; text and paper clean with a few photographs, including one of the Villa Trapp in Austria; tiny drawings at the end of chapters; TM consignment; shelved in Case # 5. Dupont. First Editions, Tenth Printing; Twenty-Sixth Printing. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA]
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        The Little Red Book

      Coll-Webb Company - Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Rare 1949 edition, one of only a few copies with a printing error on page 62. The first copies off the press were found on careful inspection to have a minor typesetting error (a segment of text inserted upside down) on one page. A few copies of the faulty version made it out to the public before the type was corrected, and the majority of the surviving copies of the 1949 printing were then run off, assembled, and bound without the error. We confirmed this information with another collector, who noted that they own a copy with the first two lines on page 62 printed upside down. Secure packaging for safe delivery. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ThriftBooks - Second City]
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        Früchte mit Porzellankrug". Stilleben. Zeichnung. Mischtechnik: Farbige Kreiden, Aquarell, Gouache.

      - Signiert. Rückseitig betitelt. 50 x 70 cm. (069). Vollmer II, 388. - Der Dresdener Maler und Zeichner Ernst Hassebrauk studierte an der Dresdener Akademie für Kunstgewerbe und an der Leipziger Akademie, dort war er Meisterschüler von Willi Geiger. Nach dem Krieg erhielt Hassebrauk eine Professur an der Leipzig HGB, wurde allerdings 1949 im Zusammenhang mit der Formalismusdebatte aus dem Lehramt entlassen. - Großes farbfrisches Blatt. - Sehr schön! [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Sächsisches Auktionshaus & Antiquariat]
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        HUMAN ACTION: A Treatise on Economics

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1949. 2nd Printing. Hardcover. A fine hardcover book in a very good, lightly edgeworn dustjacket. The book itself is flawless and appears unread. The jacket is clean and bright with two tiny chips: one along the top edge of the front panel measuring 1/8-inch deep by one inch wide and a second off the top of the back panel measuring 1/4-inch deep by 1 3/4 inch wide. An attractive copy of a scarce and important work in economic history. Von Mises was the founder of the Austrain School of economics and the mentor of Friedrich von Hayek. This work is an important study defending free markets as the best motivator of human behavior which will lead to growth and prosperity. A scarce book, especially so in dustjacket.

      [Bookseller: Kubik Fine Books Ltd, ABAA]
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        Picasso lithographe. Préface de Jaime Sabartès. 4 volumes set. With 8 original lithographs.

      Monte Carlo, Andre Sauret, 1949-1964. 32 x 24,5 cm. Kartoniert mit den Orig.-Umschlägen sowie den Cellophanumschlägen (sauber und gut erhalten). *Catalogue raisonnee / Werkverzeichnis der Lithographien (1919-1963) komplett in 4 Bänden. Volume I printed in 2500 copies (here No. 604): Tome I - Tome II (1947-1949) - Tome III (1949-1956) - Tome IV (1956-1963). Mit den 4 lith. Frontispices und 4 lith. Umschlägen, alles in guter Erhaltung. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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