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        A WRITER'S NOTEBOOK

      William Heinemann, London 1949 - First edition, limited issue of 1000 numbered copies signed by Maugham on the limitation page. Copy #538. Quater vellum with cloth-covered boards, topedge gilt, spine label with gilt lettering and embossed colophon on front board. Paper-covered slipcase. Beginning foxing on spine vellum and front free endpage and tiny wrinkles on spine ends; slipcase with minimal rubbing and soiling and a quarter-inch split at one corner. Very Good+ condition in a Very Good slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        The Way West

      William Sloane Associates, New York 1949 - SIGNED. 340pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 1/4 blue cloth with gray paper covered boards, and a silver stamped title on the spine. Good only. The edges of the covers are rubbed and bumped. The underlying boards are exposed at the bottom corners. There is a 1/2 inch tear in the backstrip at the head of the spine. The pages are yellowed. A second copy of the dust jacket has been mounted to the front endsheet and rear pastedown. The dust jacket is in good condition only as well. Rubbed and slightly yellowed. There are numerous small losses from the edges and folds. The edges are slightly creased and have several small closed tears. There are 5 or so light moisture stains on the internal non-visible side. Signed by Guthrie on the dedication page. This is the second volume in Pulitzer Prize-winner A. B. Guthrie, Jr.'s trilogy of the settling of the American West. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        Shane

      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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        Magie der Schiene. Fotos: René Groebli. Gedicht: Albert Ehrismann.

      Zürich, Kubus-Vlg., 1949 - Gr.8°, o. P. (8 Doppelbl. m. 12 ganzseit. u. 2 doppelblattgrossen Abb.), Lose Doppelbl. in Brosch. m. Bauchbinde (Diese neu nach der ursprünglichen Vorlage), Tadellos. EA.diese legendären Photobuches. Nr. 44 von 700 deutschsprachigen Exemplaren. Auf Titelblatt von René Groebli signiert. Mit 2 S. Nachwort von Hans Ulrich Gasser. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        PARALLÈLEMENT. ILLUSTRÉ DE 15 POINTES SÈCHES DE MARIETTE LYDIS

      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-]
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        Shane

      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]
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        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.]
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        ARCHIVE OF LETTERS AND A PHOTOGRAPH, A TOTAL OF 15 PIECES, TO THE MOTHER OF ETHEL KENNEDY

      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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        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)]
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        The Christmas Fireside. The Story of a Bad Little Boy that Bore a Charmed Life. Written by Grandfather Twain for Good Little Girls and Boys.

      (Hillsborough, CA) Allen Press (1949) - 12mo. (8)ff. One of 75 copies sent to friends at Christmas and signed by the Allen family. Printed in three colors, with two Victorian wood engravings. The story of a dreadfully bad boy who grew up to be "the infernalest wickedest scoundrel in his native village, and universally respected, and belongs in the Legislature," was written by Samuel Clemens for the San Francisco Californian on December 23, 1865. Light rubbing to extremities of marbled boards, text block mildly shaken, else a near fine copy of this rare, early book from the L-D Allen Press. (Allen Bibliography 8). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        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]
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        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]
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        Love in a Cold Climate.

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1949 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Very lightly rubbed at the extremities. An excellent copy in the price-clipped and lightly rubbed jacket with some nicks at the ends of the spine and fading of the spine panel and the top edge of the upper panel. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        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]
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        Love in a Cold Climate

      Hamish Hamilton, 1949 - 1st edition. Hardcover. A near fine book in red boards, faint bookseller's stamp on rear endpaper, pages very clean indeed with no foxing. In a complete, unclipped dustwrapper, which has had some professional conservation and looks very bright, with no spine fade, though slight rubbing to the rear panel. One of the author's perenially popular novels, here in really very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        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]
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        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]
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        The Sheltering Sky

      NY; New Directions; 1949; - First U.S. edition(published same year as U.K. ed); A REVIEW COPY; A fine copy in a VG DJ with a few small chips at the spine ends. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Walt Barrie Rare Books]
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        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]
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        Shanghai art six years .1949-2009 (album)(Chinese Edition) SHANG HAI WEN YI LIU SHI NIAN 19492009 ( HUA CE )

      Shanghai Fairview Articles Press. hardcover. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Hardcover. Publisher: Shanghai Fairview Press article in this coffee-table book full review of Shanghai from 1949-2009 a total of 60 years in the case of literary. illustrated to show of the Shanghai Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

      [Bookseller: cninternationalseller]
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        Anthologie de la poesie naturelle. documents reunis et presentes par Camille Bryen et Alain Gheerbrant. Huit (8) photographies de Brassai. [Revorim binding by Jean De Gonet].

      K editeur, (1949) Acheve d'imprimer sur les presses de l'Imprimerie R. R. Reunis 6 bis, Cite d'Angouleme, Paris-11e pour le compte de K editeur le 15 Avril 1949. Number 44 of 200; signed by de Gonet. - [Colophon]: De cet ouvrage compose d'apres la maquette de Pierre Faucheux, il a ete tire 175 exemplaires sur papier verge pur chiffon Navarre, dont 150 exemplaires numerotes de 1 a 150 [this copy is one of the 150] et 25 exemplaires marques H. C. reserves aux collaborateurs. Exemplaire no 103. Authors include: Louis Billard, Auguste Boncors, Jean-Paul Brisset, Gaston Chaissac, Ferdinand Cheval, Leon Corcuff, Harry Dickson, Achille Fournier, Charles Gounod, J. Izalier, Alphonse Marcailhou, Louis Perrot, Henri Rousseau, Helene Smit, Gabriel Toutin, Robert Vandelanotte Damoure Zika. Size of binding: 6 1/2 x 8 1/4", original photo-illustrated paper card wrappers (cover), processed as a one-piece fold-out, after the first front endpaper; 170+pp. + colophon, illustrated with 8 black & white photo repros. of Brassai photographs. In a "revorim prototype" binding by Jean De Gonet, with his signed, & partly printed label at lower left of front paste down: [signed] J. de Gonet no 44/200. Spine features fine grained, gray leather with title stamped horizontally in small black letters in central area, two "open" bands cut out of the leather, to expose the structure of thick, black sewing thread & red cloth sewing backing, or bands, these bands tie into the pressed "revorim" covers which are of a matte black plastic-like material, heavily & deeply blind-stamped with parallel, geometric bands of circles, squares, larger or smaller, diced square backgrounds, raised surfaces or areas, & various deep blind or red stamping, reading: De Gonet Revorim Prototype.Artefacts De Gonet; black paper endpapers. In fine condition. Only 175 copies of this book were printed; the de Gonet "revorim prototype" binding edition was 200, these were done on several titles. A rare & desirable item. (French text). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Way West

      Sloane 1949 - First Edition, First Printing, with a warm inscription by A.B. Guthrie. An attractive dustjacket with some minor wear to the spine and edges. Otherwise, this original dustjacket is rich in color without the ubquitous fading to the spine found on most copies. The book is in nice condition with some fading to the spine and wear to the boards. Besides some discolorization to the endpapers, the pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a clean copy of this true first edition SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Detective Story. A play in three acts

      New York: Random House,, 1949. Octavo. Original black boards, title to upper board and spine gilt, top edge stained red. With the dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs from the first production. An excellent copy in the rather worn and repaired dust jacket. First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "For Billy Hammerstein who helped launch this - Gratefully Sidney Kingsley Nov. 4. 1949". With the recipient's bookplate to the front pastedown. William Hammerstein was the son of the lyricist Oscar Hammerstein, he was a theatrical producer in his own right and apparently participated in the original production of this play.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu: Complete 15 Volume Set

      Librarie Gallimard 1949 - Complete set of 15 good matching PB editions, all published in 1949 excepte Vol. I. & II., which are 1955. Vol. I. has some minor repairs and a bit scuffed but otherwise this is a good early set with all pages clean and tight. Text in French. (12 x 19cm) **Heavy set - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs**

      [Bookseller: Berwyn Books]
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        Tevye's Daughters. Translated by Francis Butwin.

      Crown Publishers, New York, 1949 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Housed in a quarter red morocco drop down box, spine gilt extra, with an elaborate collage to the upper board after the design on the dust jacket. Text block a little sagged, tips just a little rubbed, very good in an unusually bright dust jacket with s small piece missing at one corner and with the vulnerable pink at the spine only a little faded. The flaps bare traces of discolouration from some early "protector". A superior copy and scarce thus. First edition, first printing of the novel on which the theatrical and cinematic musical was based. From the Drapkin Collection with his bookplate to front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Chess Player's Chronicle, The

      London: C Skeet, 1949 374+vi pages with diagrams and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in period cloth with blind stamped covers with gilt insignia, and gilt decoration and lettering to spine. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume X. (Betts: 7-1) First edition.The Chess Player's Chronicle, founded by Howard Staunton and extant from 1841?"56 and 1859?"62, was the world's first successful English-language magazine devoted exclusively to chess. Various unrelated but identically or similarly named publications were published until 1902. The earliest chess magazine in any language was the French Le Palamède, published in 1836-39 and 1842-47. In 1837 George Walker introduced an English-language magazine, the Philidorian, that was devoted to "chess and other scientific games". Only six issues of it were published, and it "expired in May, 1838". The Chess Player's Chronicle became the first successful English-language chess magazine. In 1840 or 1841 Staunton bought the fortnightly magazine The British Miscellany and Chess Player's Chronicle. In 1841 it became The Chess Player's Chronicle. In 1843, the Chess Player's Chronicle became a shilling monthly magazine. Staunton "made the inclusion of a large number of games by himself and other leading players of the day a special feature" of the magazine. He also used the magazine as a forum for attacking others. Staunton was the owner and editor of the magazine until the early 1850s, when he sold it to R.B. Brien. O'Brien became editor of the magazine, but was unable to continue its success and discontinued it in 1856 because of financial losses and his own illness. It reappeared in 1859 under the editorship of Ignatz Kolisch, Zytogorski, and Josef Kling, but survived only until July 1862. Thereafter, a number of magazines appeared with the same or similar name (such as Chess Players' Chronicle) appeared. Arthur Skipworth, assisted by William Wayte and Charles Ranken, wrote The Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle, which was published in York from February 1868 to December 1871. Skipworth, who had left Bilsdale for Tetford Rectory, Horncastle, and John Wisker became the editors of the new The Chess Players' Chronicle in February 1872. Johann Löwenthal began writing for it in 1873. The magazine ran until 1875. In January 1876, it was succeeded by The Chess Player's Chronicle, whose editor-in-chief was J. Jenkin of Helensburgh. Its editorial staff consisted of Jenkin, Skipworth, Ranken, Wayte, and Andrew Hunter of Glasgow. Billed as a "monthly record of provincial chess", it was published at Glasgow, costing sixpence. Its short run under Jenkin's editorship was marked by xenophobia. The February issue stated that the West End Club had "cleared away the disturbing foreign element which whilom infected the Divan" and referring to Wilhelm Steinitz as "the hot-headed little Austrian". Its third and last issue was published in March. The magazine reappeared in January 1877. It was now under Ranken's editorship, assisted by J. Crum, G. B. Fraser, Skipworth, and Wayte. The first issue apologized for "certain offensive statements and insinuations, seriously affecting the honor of some eminent players", and explained that some members of the present editorial staff had only contributed games and other inoffensive material to it in 1875. Ranken continued to edit the magazine until September 1880. In 1881, the title was enlarged to The Chess Player's Chronicle, and Journal of Indoor and Outdoor Sports, and "the magazine's importance in the chess world was no longer the same". None of these magazines compared in quality with what Staunton had achieved, and the success of the British Chess Magazine, by the turn of the century a superb magazine, put an end to the title in 1902.Dino Ruggieri was born in, Pigüé a small city in the Buenos Aires province, October 22, 1921. His parents were both Italians, natives of Porto D'Ascoli. In their early years in Argentina, the Ruggieri?s family lived in the country, located about 45 miles from Pigüé. The family was engaged in agriculture. When Ruggieri was 8, his father purchased a home in Pigüé, where he lived until 2008. In 1938 he was involved in an accident and he was transferred to Buenos Aires for recovery. This was the beginning of his hobby of chess, both as a player over the board and by correspondence, but as well as a major collector of chess materials. After his recovery he became a prominent local chess player and very good representative in postal chess, where he represented Argentina in matches against Italy, Yugoslavia, Holland and other countries. He was using the correspondence with his rivals to offer exchanges. Ruggieri was related to Mr Niemeijer and soon began exchanging materials and making important purchases. He also had frequent contacts with Gregorio Lastra, Normando Ivaldi, Gaspar Soria and Carlos De Veyga, all known collectors of chess. He died in 2009 in 2009 at the age of 88.Condition:Corners bumped, Ruggieri's stamp to front end paper, earlier owner's stamp to title, some pencil notations through out, small circular label to spine heal, spine sunned, some occasional foxing to preliminary and title pages else a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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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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        LA BARCELONA DELS NOSTRES AVIS.

      Imp. Fidel Rodríguez. Barcelona, 1949 - . 33,5 cm. 337 pàg., 1 f. Il lustr. per Lola Anglada amb 27 dibuixos en bicolor el text, cap-lletres, frisos i culs de llàntia a pintats a mà, i 31 làmines de la serie definitiva, i una prova bicolor de les làmines, fora del text. Edició de 100 exemplars numerats i signats per l'autora, en paper de fil (ex. LIX/100). Enq. en plena pell vermella, rodes, tall superior daurat, i la prova bicolor en una carpeta en rama, presentat tot en una petaca. Amb les barbes. bibliofilia Barcelona. Ilustracion. Bibliofília Libros modernos a partir de 1830 catalàn

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        Poems, Specimens of the Table Talk, Notes and Lectures Upon Shakespeare, Dramatic Works

      Edward Moxon, John Murray, William Pickering, UK 1949 - New Editions 1849-1854. Five Volumes of the works of Coleridge uniformally bound in an attractive three quarter calf leather and hand marbled boards. Includes the following works Poems, Specimens of the Table Talk, Notes and Lectures Upon Shakespeare and the Dramatic Works. A lovely quality set. Books are near fine and very bright. Spine a little lightened. Nice clean contents. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. Ref 6388 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd PBFA]
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        Songs of a Pagan (Signed First Edition)

      Caxton Printers, Caldwell, ID 1949 - First Edition. SIGNED and DATED in the year of publication by the author on the verso of the front endpaper. Brigman was an important and influential early photographer, who, in 1906, became the only photographer living west of the Mississippi to be named a Fellow of the Photo-Secession. This collection of poetry and photography was published a year before her death, making signed copies scarce, particularly in jacket. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket is rubbed and lightly faded, with several chips, tears and accompanying creases along the edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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