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        De tranen der acacia's.

      Amsterdam, Van Oorschot, 1949. Linnen met stofomslag [ontwerp Juus Hartman]. 428 p. 1e druk. Omslag heeft een scheur van 4 cm, maar is overigens compleet. Sellotapegeest op schutbladen. Goed exemplaar.* Exemplaar met latere, handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van de auteur op de Franse titel: 'Gesigneerd voor Dick Baartse,/ omdat hij 2 april jarig is./ W.F. Hermans/ Amsterdam, 7 maart 1984'. Dirk Baartse was samen met Bob Polak de stuwende kracht achter het Hermans-magazine. Het zeldzame stofomslag is in meer dan goede staat. JS 27 (zoek de verschillen).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        The Wrong Set, and other Stories

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. London: Secker & Warburg,, 1949. Octavo. Original mid-blue cloth, title gilt to the spine. With the dust jacket. Jacket a little rubbed, soiled and spotted, spine tanned and slightly chipped art the head, a very good copy. First edition of the author's first book, this copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "In the copy of my friend & critic George Painter, Angus Wilson." George Painter, incunabulist and biographer of Proust, was a colleague of Wilson's in the Department of Printed Books at the British Museum, and a "confidential friend … they had many intense, gleeful or subversive conversations about love and life …" (Richard Davenport-Hines, appreciation at the Royal Literary Society website). An uncommon book inscribed, and with a very pleasing association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Portfolio mit 10 Original-Farbholzschnitten, je 5 von Bozzolini und 5 von Dalvit. Zürich, Origo Verlag 1949. Jeweils unten rechts in Bleistift signiert u. datiert, links numeriert: 33/55.

      . Auf papier de hollande 57 : 43 cm. 1 Bl. Titel u. Impressum und 10 Bl. in Büttenumschlag u. Orig.-Kartonmappe.. Eines von 55 numerierten und von beiden Künstlern im Druckvermerk signierten Exemplaren auf papier de holland. Ferner wurden 15 röm. num. Ex. auf japon mince abgezogen. - Titelblatt etwas stockfleckig, sonst in tadelloser Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        Römische Erinnerung. Federzeichnung in Blau und Schwarz. 1949. Unten links in Tinte voll signiert und datiert: "Max von Moos 1949".

      . 43 : 60 cm. - Gerahmt.. Auf dem Graukarton der Rahmenrückseite nochmals signiert und datiert und mit Adress-Stempel des Künstlers sowie betitelt.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        Original Gelatin Silver Print Portrait

      New York: , 1949. New York: , 1949. Vintage bromoil silver gelatin print (242 × 173 mm), studio wet-stamp, and pencil captioning verso. Very good. Superb, powerfully emotive image of the singer. Van Vechten told the story of the session in an article for Esquire magazine in 1962 ("Portraits of the Artists," volume 58, no.6). The meeting was arranged by Gerry Major, Geraldyn Dismond a noted African-American newspaper columnist and commentator, and the photographer had specifically asked Major to request that Holiday wore a gown, but she arrived "at the appointed hour in a plain grey suit and facial expression equally depressing." The session was going badly until Van Vechten produced some of his images of Bessie Smith, taken in 1936 the year before she died, which brought Holiday to tears as she explained how Smith had provided the major inspiration for her career. The singer's attitude improved considerably, and she was persuaded to wear a satin drape, arranged to look like an evening dress, for some of the shots, as here. Then at midnight, Billie announced that she had to go home, but that she would return, and Van Vechten, worried that she would cop and never return, sent his assistant to accompany her to Harlem. They duly came back bringing Mister, Billie's Boxer dog, and the mood lifted, the singer becoming lively and relaxed. When the session was over "she related in great detail the sad, bittersweet story of her tempestuous life." Van Vechten's wife Fania had joined the group, and "in a short time Fania, like the rest of us, was in tears, and suddenly, also like the rest of us, found herself attached to Billie as if she had known her intimately for years." Holiday stayed until shortly before dawn. "We never saw her again, but not one of us will ever forget her." Some of the results of the session were remarkable, probably unique in making manifest Holiday's essential mystery, her shifting balance between power and powerlessness, control and abdication, directness and misdirection. The present image is particularly evocative.

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        SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS POEMS SONGS ELEGIES TRANSLATIONS AND EPIGRAMS.|THE

      New Directions Books, (New York, NY) 1949 - 8vo. quarter cloth, decorated paper-covered boards, dust jacket. 89, (3) pages. Perron A6. Limited to 1500 copies. 50 are numbered, printed on Fabriano paper, and signed by the author on colophon, this copy thus. Beautifully printed at the Stamperia Valdonega by Hans Mardersteig. Rexroth (1905-82) was an American poet, translator, and critical essayist whose writings influenced Beat writers such as Allen Ginsberg. He was also noted for his translations of Chinese and Japanese poetry. Acknowledgments, dedication, table of contents, introduction by the poet. Dust jacket lightly soiled. quarter cloth, decorated paper-covered boards, dust jacket [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Earth Abides

      New York: Random House. F/F. 1949. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 1st edition/1st printing (stated), Random House, 1949. F/F. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Named in Pringle Science Fiction as one of 'The 100 Best Novels' and winner of the 1951 International Fantasy Award for best novel. Included in Locus Magazine's list of best All Time Science Fiction in 1987 and 1998 and a nominee to be entered into the Prometheus Hall of Fame. Fine, clean, straight and unread book with no soiling or handwriting in it other than the author's signature, and the binding and page edges are both in great condition. The binding is a medium blue cloth with a darker blue quarter panel for the spine with silver gilt lettering on the spine, with publisher's blue upper page edges. On the front end page there is small area of felt-more-than-seen surface rubbing (perhaps where an owner's bookplate was removed?). The original price intact dustjacket is also Fine - crisp, clean and unfaded with 1 very tiny flap fold edge nick. No tears, chips or fading. A rather utopian, post-apocalyptic future after the world is almost depopulated by a plague, where over 3 generations the survivors decide how much of modern civilization is relevant to the world they now inhabit. Still the most comprehensive viewpoint and best written approach to a post-apocalyptic world. Stephen King says this book was an inspiration for him in writing "The Stand." ; 8-1/4 x 5-5/8"; 373 pages .

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        Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease

      Science (Weekly). Vol. 110, no. 2865 (November 25, 1949). Science (Weekly). Vol. 110, no. 2865 (November 25, 1949). PAMPHLET. Science (Weekly). Vol. 110, no. 2865 (November 25, 1949) pages 543-548. Offprint. First edition. Robert H. Foote's stamp (Cornell scientist) front cover. Minor split at head of spine, tiny nick to back cover, else very good. Rare offprint. "The paper introduced the concept of a "molecular disease", and is considered a major impetus to the development of molecular medicine. The paper helped establish that genes control not just the presence or absence of enzymes (as genetics had shown in the early 1940s) but also the specific structure of protein molecules. It was also an important triumph in the efforts of Pauling and others to apply the instruments and methods of the physical sciences to biology." Wikipedia Garrison and Morton 3154.1 "First recognition of a structural haemoglobin variant. With H. A. Itano, S. J. Singer, and I. C. Wells. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Good.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        Dansk illustrationskunst fra Valdemar Andersen til Ib Andersen.

      [ENGLISH: Schwartz, Walter: Dansk illustrationskunst fra Valdemar Andersen til Ib Andersen. København, Carit Andersens Forlag, 1949. 4to. 252 pp. Blue morocco luxury binding, top edge gilt, wrappers and backstrip bound in (Nils Lindes kungl. hovbokbinderi, Göteborg). Very fine. Provenance: Bruno Kaplan, later with Åke Andersson (Libris) and his son Stefan Andersson. With illustrations by Marlie Brande, Kay Christensen, Povl Christensen, Leo Estvad, Anton Hansen, Ernst Hansen, Sikker Hansen, Herluf Jensenius, Axel Nygaard, Axel Salto, Robert Storm Petersen, Arne Ungermann, Mogens Zieler and others. With lists of their work.] - Praktband i hel blå marokäng med suggestiv blindpräglad stegdekor, slät rygg med titeltryck i guld, omslagen och ryggremsan medbundna (Nils Lindes kungl. hovbokbinderi, Göteborg). Mycket fint exemplar. Proveniens: Bruno Kaplan, senare hos Åke Andersson (Libris) och hans son Stefan Andersson. København, Carit Andersens Forlag, 1949. 4:o. 252 s. Med illustrationer av bl. a. Marlie Brande, Kay Christensen, Povl Christensen, Leo Estvad, Anton Hansen, Ernst Hansen, Sikker Hansen, Herluf Jensenius, Axel Nygaard, Axel Salto, Robert Storm Petersen, Arne Ungermann, Mogens Zieler och andra. Med verförteckningar.

      [Bookseller: Hatt Rare Books]
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        Tank Engine Thomas Again

      Leicester: Edmund Ward, [1949]. Leicester: Edmund Ward,, [1949]. Duodecimo. Original blue boards, titles and illustration to front cover gilt. With the dust jacket. Illustrated by C. Reginald Dalby. Contents a little shaken, endpapers partially tanned, extremities slightly rubbed with some surface loss, a couple of minor marks to boards. A very good copy in a slightly chipped jacket with one closed tear to rear flap. First edition, first impression. The Reverend Awdry's fourth book in the Railway Series. The Three Railway Engines was the first book in the Railway Series, introducing Edward, Gordon and Henry. Thomas the Tank Engine appeared a year later in 1947 and Again in 1949, and has become synonymous with the series.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Von der Inbrunst und Insinnigkeit allen Lebens. Mit 8 Original-Lithographien von Emil Schumacher.

      Aurel Bongers Verlag Recklinghausen, 1949,. 46(1) S., OBroschur. Vom Grosse Perdekamp und Schumacher auf dem Vorsatz signiert. Bandnummer:- Auflage:0. Eine Ecke durchgehend geknickt, das Papier zeitbedingt gegilbt. Gutes Exemplar. Sehr selten. Beck & Eggeling S. 16. With 8 originally lithographs. The book is signed by the author and by the illustrator. Good copy. Very rare. Signed in the impressum. Sollten Sie weitere Fragen bzw. Fotowünsche haben, so wenden Sie sich bitte per email info@antiquariat-schroeter.de an uns.

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        NINETEEN EIGHTY FOUR

      Secker & Warburg , 1949. Secker & Warburg , 1949. First edition. Original green cloth with red lettering on the spine in the preferred maroon dustwrapper, complete with scarce Evening Standard wraparound band. A fine copy with an erased inscription to the front endpaper in a very good dustwrapper indeed, which has only moderate fading to the spine (much less than usual), minor wear to the spine ends and corners and a couple of small patches of wear through the front foredge. Overall a clean, bright copy of a particularly susceptible book, rarely seen in such good condition. One of the highlights and great prophetic writings of the twentieth century. Orwell began writing Nineteen Eighty-Four in 1945, knowing that he would need to change publisher in order to see it in print. As he had found with Animal Farm, Orwell's novels were now opposed to Gollancz's political principles, and so it was the firm of Secker & Warburg (also the publishers of Animal Farm) who took on the book. The book was due to be finished in early 1948, though when the time came Orwell told his publishers "It is just a ghastly mess as it stands, but the idea is so good that I could not possibly abandon it." It was published in June 1949 and by October had sold over 22,000 copies. Such phrases as 'Double Think', 'Newspeak' and 'Big Brother' coined in the book have since become common parlance and the novel a cornerstone of dystopian literature. Fenwick A12a; Connolly 99; Burgess p46

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        Packaging Problem and Industrial Design Problem Developments

      [New York: Self-published, 1949] [New York: Self-published, 1949]. Both portfolios near fine in soft boards.. Set of two original portfolios by industrial designer Robert M. Ingersoll. The first portfolio includes a study and essay by Ingersoll titled "Packaging Problem," written during his final year in the Industrial Design program at Syracuse University. Includes several drawings and advertisements for consumer goods, with accompanying analysis of the efficiency and functionality of various bottle and package designs. A recommendation letter from John F. Cortese of Warner New York Corporation, five pages of résumé sheets, two copies of a program from a lecture event at the L. Lake Office Area, two sheets of handwritten notes, and a page with two drawings have been laid in. The second portfolio includes a series of design prompts, issued in the form of problems, accompanied by photographs and blueprint drawings of Ingersoll's designs. A folder, labeled "Display - Exhibit," containing sixteen drawings, two photographic prints, and six original cartoons by Ed Arno, has been laid into the front side pocket. An exemplary document of mid-twentieth century product design, charting the early career of future Warner New York Corporation technical illustrator and General Electric design draftsman Robert M. Ingersoll.

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        Complete Poems of Robert Frost

      Henry Holt 1949 - Limited edition, signed by author. #75 of 500. In slipcase. Slipcase has splits (one taped), small chips, edge wear, scratches, scuffs, minor scrapes, slightly stained. Cloth boards have edge wear, rubbed corners/spine, slightly sunned. Owner's name/date on flyleaf. Small bent page corners. Moderate notes/underlining in text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DEATH OF A SALESMAN

      The Limited Editions Club, New York 1949 - 4to. Nigerian goatskin, slipcase. (viii), 164, (4) pages, 5 plates. Certain Private Conversations In Two Acts and a Requiem. Limited to 1500 copies signed by the author and illustrator. Illustrated with five etchings by Leonard Baskin. Designed by Ben Shiff and printed by Daniel Keleher at the Wild Carrot Letterpress and the etchings by Bruce Chandler at The Heron Press. Bound by Gray Perrot. With Monthly Letter / prospectus loosely inserted. Well preserved copy.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Focus

      London - Victor Gollancz, 1949. London - Victor Gollancz, 1949 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first UK edition of Arthur Miller's Focus. Focus deals with issues of racism, particularly antisemitism. In 2002, a film version, starring William H. Macy, was released. Condition: In a green cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart. Dustwrapper has some foxing, but is otherwise smart. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, with just the odd instance of foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED in a VERY GOOD dustwrapper..

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        DEATH OF A SALESMAN

      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1949. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1949. Nigerian goatskin, slipcase. Limited Editions Club. 4to. Nigerian goatskin, slipcase. (viii), 164, (4) pages, 5 plates. Certain Private Conversations In Two Acts and a Requiem. Limited to 1500 copies signed by the author and illustrator. Illustrated with five etchings by Leonard Baskin. Designed by Ben Shiff and printed by Daniel Keleher at the Wild Carrot Letterpress and the etchings by Bruce Chandler at The Heron Press. Bound by Gray Perrot. With Monthly Letter / prospectus loosely inserted. Well preserved copy.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Primes.calculated by the EDSAC 10 May 1949 AND The coordinating orders (first sheet only)

      Cambridge 1949 - Wheeler, David. (1) Primes . . . calculated by the Edsac 10 May 1949. Single dittoed typescript sheet. [Cambridge, 1949.] 255 x 202 mm. (2) The co-ordinating orders. Dittoed typescript. First sheet only (of three). [Cambridge, 1949.] 255 x 202 mm. Together 2 items. Both sheets a little creased, minor text loss on no. (2) due to faulty registration, otherwise very good. Two examples of the materials issued to participants in the "Conference on high speed automatic calculating-machines" held at Cambridge in June 1949. This was the first computer conference held in England, and the first computer conference at which an operational stored-program computer (the EDSAC) was demonstrated. "For the demonstration two short programs were run: the first, written by Wilkes, printed a table of squares; the second [no. (1)], written by David Wheeler, printed out prime numbers" (Williams and Campbell-Kelly, The Early British Computer Conferences, xiii). The EDSAC, designed and built by Maurice Wilkes and his team at the Cambridge Mathematical Laboratory, had become fully operational only a few weeks before the conference. No. (2) is a portion of a dittoed draft of Wheeler's paper, "Planning the use of a paper library," which was published in the conference proceedings in 1950. This is the paper that first described the way in which the EDSAC would deal with subroutines and how information was passed to them and back again to the main program. This subject proved to be of the utmost importance and ranks with the invention of the index register (B-line) at Manchester as one of the fundamental developments which made modern computing possible. From that point of view this draft (obviously passed around during the conference) is a very significant document. See Wilkes 1985, 146-47. Origins of Cyberspace 1020-6 and 1020-8.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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        El Pirineu. Tradicions I Llegendes. Xilografies De E. C. Ricart

      La Llumenera, Barcelona 1949 - 170 págs. en muy buen papel de hilo. Sumamente y magníficamente ilustrado con xilografías originales, iluminadas a mano a varias tintas. Edición de 450 ejemplares. Bellísima obra en muy buen estado de conservación encuadernada por Cambras a media piel azul noche. Lomera rayada en seco. Corte superior dorado. 30 x 23 cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        (Der Wolf).

      . Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 17,5 x 18 cm.. 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 Einbandillustration zu "Des Wolfes glücklicher Tag - Ein sorbisches Märchen" von Jurij Krawza, Bautzen, Domowina-Verlag 1987.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        (Die fliehenden Diebe).

      . Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 14 x 17 cm.. 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 "Des Wolfes glücklicher Tag - Ein sorbisches Märchen" von Jurij Krawza, Bautzen, Domowina-Verlag 1987, S.7.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        (hungriger Wolf).

      . Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 14 x 17 cm.. 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 "Des Wolfes glücklicher Tag - Ein sorbisches Märchen" von Jurij Krawza, Bautzen, Domowina-Verlag 1987, S. 23.

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        (Tritt der Stute).

      . Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 14 x 17 cm.. 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 "Des Wolfes glücklicher Tag - Ein sorbisches Märchen" von Jurij Krawza, Bautzen, Domowina-Verlag 1987, S. 9.

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        (Wolf wird verdroschen).

      . Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 14 x 17 cm.. 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 "Des Wolfes glücklicher Tag - Ein sorbisches Märchen" von Jurij Krawza, Bautzen, Domowina-Verlag 1987, S. 21.

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        AN ALPHABET FOR GOURMETS. Inscribed

      New York: The Viking Press, 1949. New York: The Viking Press,, 1949 Fisher, M.F.K. AN ALPHABET FOR GOURMETS. Inscribed Copy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First Edition. 8vo., 256pp. Publisher's mauve cloth stamped in black & white (with a charming black & white stamp of a Roman feaster on the upper cover). [Marvin Bileck, illustrator]. Warmly inscribed by Fisher on the ffe.: "For the [____] / Berkeley, 28.V.57 / from a fellow connoisseur of chilis vellanos - / M.F.K. Fisher" A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper, mildly faded at the spine as usual - the chocolate brown colour easily subject to sunning. Delightful drawings illustrate each letter of the alphabet: A is for dining Alone, B is for Bachelors, G is for Gluttony, E is for Exquisite, K is for Kosher; P is for Peas, W is for Wanton, Y is for Yak, Z is for Zakuski, "a Russian hors d'oeuvre", etc. In Alphabet for Gourmets, M.F.K. Fisher arranges a selection of her essays in a whimsical way that reveals the breadth & depth of her passion. Fisher alights on both long-time obsessions & idiosyncratic digressions. As usual, she liberates her readers from caution & slavish adherence to culinary tradition - & salts her writings with a healthy dose of humour. Books of the Century, pp. 114-15. Very uncommon Inscribed.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Complete Poems of Robert Frost 1949

      Henry Holt & Co., New York 1949 - Signed limited first edition, number 483 of only 500 copies signed by Frost. Original greenish beige cloth with gilt and green lettering, frontis photo portrait of Frost, green slipcase. The book is in fine condition, looks and feels new and unread, no names or other markings. The slipcase has some light shelfwear and a small surface chip along one open edge, structurally sound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        (Mann in der Weihnachtsnacht).

      . Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 17,4 x 17,6 cm.. 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 "Wer fliegt dort am Himmel? Kinderreime und Gedichte" von Alfred Könner, Berlin, Altberliner Verlag 1981, S. 21.

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        Photo Album Thailand and Asia including the Funeral of King Rama VII

      Europe & Asia 1949 - Bangkok, Bali, Kashmir, China, 1949. Photograph album compiled by a Western European couple on an Asiatic cruise, featuring several exquisite and exotic countries on the Indochina peninsula and throughout Southeast Asia, such as Bangkok and Bali, as well as Kashmir in India, China, Japan, and on the voyage home, a tour of Italy. Contains 162 photographs and 12 postcards from Asiatic nations, plus 39 photographs and 33 postcards from Europe. Neatly mounted to 41 leafs, with locations captioned in manuscript, photographs vary in size, most measuring approximately 5.25 x 3.25, the smallest measuring approximately 2.5 x 3.25 inches. Folio, original album leafs in a recent black cloth binding. Unobtrusive tears to a few leaves, otherwise in Very Good Condition. Mainly highlighting Bangkok in Siam and Srinagar in the Kashmir Valley, a party of four Europeans embark on an expansive care-free Asiatic tour extending from the Himalaya mountain region to East Asia and Indonesia, captured in 174 views. Especially interesting and scarce are the photographs from Bangkok, the travellers' arrival coinciding with a grand public event in honour of Thai King Rama VII, more commonly known as Ratchakan thi Chet by his people, the seventh and last absolute monarch of Siam under the House of Chakri, for the return of his cremated ashes to his homeland from London, eight years after his death. Extraordinary canal scenes illustrate indigenous ways of life and work, including riverside villages of stilt raised dwellings. Two photographs are taken of a modest ceremony for the ordination of a priest taking place within the city, and one observes a snake charmer. There are 30 photographs and 2 photographic postcards from Bangkok; eight photographs capture the large and formal public funeral ceremony.

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        NINETEEN EIGHTY FOUR

      Secker & Warburg , 1949. Secker & Warburg , 1949. First edition. Original green cloth with red lettering on the spine in maroon dustwrapper. A near fine book, slight ghosting from the dustwrapper to the upper cover. The dustwrapper in the preferred red, which has some light fading and minor wear to the spine top. One of the highlights and prophetic writings of the twentieth century. Orwell began writing Nineteen Eighty-Four in 1945, knowing that he would need to change publisher in order to see it in print. As he had found with Animal Farm, Orwell's novels were now opposed to Gollancz's political principles, and so it was the firm of Secker & Warburg (also the publishers of Animal Farm) who took on the book. The book was due to be finished in early 1948, though when the time came Orwell told his publishers "It is just a ghastly mess as it stands, but the idea is so good that I could not possibly abandon it." It was published in June 1949 and by October had sold over 22,000 copies. Such phrases as 'Double Think', 'Newspeak' and 'Big Brother' coined in the book have since become common parlance and the novel a cornerstone of dystopian literature. Fenwick A12a; Connolly 99; Burgess p46

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        Death of a Salesman

      The Viking Press, 1949. The Viking Press. First edition. Very Good. 1949. 0670261548 Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: Very Good) Cloth, 21 cm., 139 p. First edition. Sign by the author on front free blank. Very good copy with fading of the orange pictorial cloth along the spine and edges and some light spotting to back and front cover. Dust jacket is very good with slight chipping . 0670261548 .

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        The Novels of Jane Austen

      65 - Oxford - Clarendon Press, 1949. 65 - Oxford - Clarendon Press, 1949 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound collection of novels from prolific Georgian writer, Jane Austen. Third edition. Threevolumes of the original five, with the fourth volume being volume six of The Works of Jane Austen which contains her minor works, and was added to the collection at a later date. Containing Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Northhanger Abbey and Persuasion, and various miscellaneous works. Based on collation of the early editions. With notes, indexes and illustrations from contemporary sources. Illustrated throughout each volume. Featuringthe complete six plates to volume one, nine plates to volume four,six plates to volume five, with two of the original seven plates to volume six. Condition: In original green cloth bindings, with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, lightly rubbed, with some fading to the spines. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound, bright and generally clean, although with some light foxing to volume one. Prize bookplate to the front pastedown of volume four, as well as a bookseller's label to the front pastedown of volume five. Small ink underlining scattered throughout volume one. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Cockalorum

      cember 1949. cember 1949, 1949 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A bibliography of works published by the Golden Cockerel Press Illustrated throughout with many vignette illustrations from the books. Condition: In a brown cloth binding with original clipped dustwrapper. Externally, generally smart, with just some light shelfwear. Dustwrapper is sound, though with some wear to the extremities, a couple of small closed tears, and some marks to the rear. Internally, firmly bound. Previous owner's stamp to front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, with just a couple of spots. Overall: VERY GOOD in a GOOD dustwrapper..

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        The Typographic Arts and The Art of Printing

      London - Theodore Bruin, 1949. London - Theodore Bruin, 1949 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A limited edition of two lectures on typography and printing from eminent typographer Stanley Morison. Limited de Luxe Edition. Two hundred and fifty copies have been printed for sale, of which copies Nos. 1 to 75 are available to members of The Collector's Book Club only. This is No. 28. With a bookplate for Ronald Hirst to the front pastedown. With some illustrative plates of typography. Morison far excelled other typographers of his day in point of erudition; and his choice of type-designs, prompted by a fastidious mind and a sensitive eye, was enduring. His capacity for gaining the confidence of managements and commanding the skill of technicians made him a leader in his profession -DNB. Stanley Arthur Morison, 1889-1967. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, just some rubbing. Internally, firmly bound, generally clean and bright, with just the very occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        The Tears of the Blind Lions

      New Directions 1949 - 1135151156 1949 rare signed and inscribed first edition New Directions (NY), 5 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches tall green cloth hardbound in publisher's unclipped ($1.25) dust jacket, nicely preserved in a clear archival sleeve. Covers mildly sun-faded and edgeworn. Inside, normal age-toning to the paper for this issue. Otherwise, a very good copy in a mildly sun faded and lightly creased dust jacket. All nicely preserved and presented in a Brodart rare book box, made from archival-quality, acid-free, lignin-free stock, securely held in place by Velcro buttons, with the title page reproduced on the front of the box, title to spine, and inscribed half title on the back of the box. Inscribed by Merton on the half title in red ink, 'with my prayers & best wishes,' and signed in his religious name, Fr. M. Louis, O.C.S.O. Underneath, his superior at the Abbey of Gethsemani, Dom James Fox, Merton's abbot from 1948 through 1968, inscribed and signed in blue ink, along with his customary stamp, 'all for jesus thru mary with a smile.' Merton's cloistered existence and accidental death at the age of 53 make inscribed first editions quite uncommon. Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was one of the most influential Catholic authors of the 20th century. He became a Trappist postulent in 1941, and made his temporary profession vows in 1944, the year his first book, a collection of poetry, was published. In 1947, he took his solemn vows, a commitment to live out his life at the monastery, and the following year his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, was issued to critical acclaim. It quickly became one of the best selling books in America, and later abroad, a first for a 'religious' book. Abbot Frederic Dunne died on August 3, 1948, and his passing was painful for Merton, who had come to look at the Abbot as a father figure and spiritual mentor. Abbot Dunne was replaced by Dom James Fox on August 15, 1948. Dom Fox, who also signed (and inscribed) the book for sale here, was a former U.S. Navy officer, and up to the challenge of sometimes tangling with Merton despite the writer's rising celebrity. On January 5, 1949, Merton, then a French citizen, took a train to Louisville and applied for U.S. citizenship. It was one of his most productive years as a writer. Published that year, in addition to the book for sale here, were 'Seeds of Contemplation,' 'The Waters of Siloe' and the British edition of 'The Seven Storey Mountain' under the title 'Elected Silence.' He was ordained a priest later in that same year. In subsequent years, Merton would author many other books and amass a wide readership. One's place in society, views on social activism and various approaches toward contemplative prayer and living became constant themes in his writings. 'Tears of the Blind Lion' was relatively well received, but his poetry had a much smaller audience than most of Merton's prose. Late in his career, Merton - who could be very self-critical - divided his books into six gradations of quality: 'best,' 'better,' 'good,' 'fair,' 'poor' and 'bad.' He listed none of his works in the top category, 'best.' But he listed this work, 'Tears of the Blind Lions,' in the next category, 'better,' along with two other books of poetry, 'Thirty Poems' and 'Emblems of a Season of Fury.' Merton died in Bangkok at an inter-religious conference on December 10, 1968, having touched a poorly grounded electric fan while stepping out of his bath. His body was flown back to Gethsemani where he is buried. Since his death, Merton's influence has continued to grow. The International Thomas Merton Society was formed in 1987 to study the huge body of scholarship left behind, and today the organization boasts more than 38 active chapters in the US and 19 affiliates abroad. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Martin. Geschichten aus einer glücklichen Welt.

      Olten, Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde 1949.. 8°. 100 S., 2 Bll. Mit Illustr. von E.Kausche-Kongsbak. Blauer Oasenziegenledereinband mit goldgepr. Rückentitel u. Kopfgoldschn., Steh- u. Innenkantfileten. in Orig.-Schuber. (Rücken lichtrandig, Schuber etwas berieben, Vors. etw. leimschattig, sonst tadellos). Auflage:0. Matheson 41. - Nr. II v. XXXIII Ex. (GA: 600) a. "Van Gelder" - Mit gedrucktem Verm. im Druckverm. "ist Eigentum von Alexander Villinger" - 41. Veröffentlichung der Vereinig. Oltner Bücherfreunde. - Mit zweiseitigem hs. sign. Gedicht auf ersten weißen Bl.Titel mit Signatur des Autors. Außerdem mit einer aquarellierten Orig.-Federzeichnung von Eva Kausche-Kongsbak.

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        Immensee und andere Sommergeschichten. Herausgegeben von Walther Herrmann. Reclams Universal-Bibliothek , Nr. 6007.

      Stuttgart : Reclam, 1949.. 94 S. , 16 x 10 cm, Taschenbuch Gut erhaltenes Buch,Seiten alters- und papierbedingt gebräunt, Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, K6408.

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        (Blumen und Zug).

      . Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 31 x 20 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 "Ich ging einmal spazieren" von Johannes K.G. Niedlich, Berlin, Kinderbuchverlag 1985, nicht verwendet.

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        CÉRÉMONIE DU MÉMORIAL: SOUVENIR ÉTERNEL! : A NOS MARTYRS 1940-1944

      Bordeaux [France]: S. I. P. 1949 - Original Wraps. 8vo. 11, [1] pages. 25 cm. First edition. In French. 'Memorial Ceremony; Eternal Memory! For the Martyrs 1940-1944'. With two full page illustrations (wall memorial in Bordeaux, for those who perished 1940-1944; photograph of the minute of silence held during the memorial ceremony) ; contains an introduction, and the content of memorial speech given by Rabbi Joseph Cohen to survivors of the Bordeaux Jewish community. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - France - Bordeaux - Sermons. OCLC lists only one copy worldwide (HUC) . Light soiling to wraps, light soiling to margins, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. Rare early Bordeaux Holocaust imprint. (HOLO2-117-3) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Deer Stalker

      London - Hodder and Stoughton, 1949. London - Hodder and Stoughton, 1949 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first UK edition of this Western from Zane Grey. Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the American frontier. Label of Poole Hill Library and Bookshop to front pastedown. Condition: In a blue cloth binding with origina unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart, with just some light bumping. Dustwrapper is sound, though with some wear to the extremities and some foxing to the rear panel. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE in a VERY GOOD dustwrapper..

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        Chips of the Old Benchley

      New York - Harper and Brothers, 1949. New York - Harper and Brothers, 1949 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Publisher's full cloth binding with gilt titles to spine. A first editon illustrated with many in text illustrations throguhout including vignette to title page. Robert Charles Benchley (September 15, 1889 November 21, 1945) was an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor. From his beginnings at the Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, through his many years writing essays and articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, and his acclaimed short films, Benchley's style of humor brought him respect and success during his life, from New York City and his peers at the Algonquin Round Table to contemporaries in the burgeoning film industry. Benchley is best remembered for his contributions to The New Yorker, where his unique essays, whether topical or absurdist, influenced many modern humorists. He also made a name for himself in Hollywood, when his short film How to Sleep was a popular success and won Best Short Subject at the 1935 Academy Awards, and his many memorable appearances in films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent and a dramatic turn in Nice Girl. His legacy includes written work and numerous short film appearances. Condition: The binding is tight and firm and both covers are firmly attached. The inner hinge is slightly strained but holding. There is some mild wear to the extremities including some slight bumping to the corners. Internally the book is generally clean and bright throughout apart from the very occasional mild spot..

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        Georgian Love Songs

      Preston, Hertfordshire - The Cupid Press, 1949. Preston, Hertfordshire - The Cupid Press, 1949 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Alavish collection of poetry from the Cupid Press. Limited edition: hand-numbered 299 of 660 copies. Top edge gilt and other edges untrimmed. With six collotype plates from drawings by Rex Whistler, protected by unbound tissue-guards. John Charles Heywood Hadfield, (June 16, 1907 - October 10, 1999) was a British author and publisher, best known for his novel Love on a Branch Line. After leaving school, Hadfield worked as an editor at the publishing firm of J. M. Dent in London. During World War II as Book Officer for the British Council he formed a unit translating books into Arabic. On returning to civilian life, he founded The Cupid Press which specialised in limited edition anthologies of poetry such as this one. Reginald John 'Rex' Whistler (24 June 1905 18 July 1944) was a British artist, designer and illustrator. Upon leaving the Slade School of Art he burst into a dazzling career as a professional artist. His work encompassed all areas of art and design. From the West End theatre to book illustration (including works by Evelyn Waugh and Walter de la Mare, and perhaps most notably, for Gulliver's Travels) and mural and trompe l'oeil painting. Condition: In a quarter cloth binding with leather spine label and marbled boards. Externally, in lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: FINE.

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        L'Art non figuratif non objectif. Introduction de Pierre Peissi.- Exemplaire signe par l'artiste.

      P., Lydia Conti, 10 septembre 1949.. 23 x 19 cm, 131 p., 7 pochoirs originaux en couleurs h.-t., 17 planches en noir dans le texte (experimentation du prisme). Broche, couv. impr. Parfait etat.. Edition originale, tirage limite a 1000 ex. num., exemplaire signe par Herbin. Ce traite fondamental de Herbin est l'une des references majeures de la peinture abstraite de cette epoque. Pour Auguste Herbin (1882-1960), la couleur a son langage propre, qu'il associe d'abord a des formes simples rythmiquement organisees avant d'etablir un systeme de relation etroite entre la couleur et la forme qui constituera l'originalite de l'oeuvre abstraite qu'il accomplit a partir de 1940 pour exprimer " une vision spirituelle de l'univers ". Il elabore un " alphabet plastique " fonde sur les couleurs pures combinees avec les figures elementaires de la geometrie plane : cercle, carre, rectangle, triangle, losange. L'utilisation de cet alphabet est codifiee dans "l'Art non figuratif non objectif" que publie la galerie Lydia Conti. Herbin exerce une grande influence sur les jeunes artistes abstraits d'apres-guerre. . Emballages soignes, expedition rapide. Photographies originales du livre visibles sur librairie-solstices .

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        Agreement Between the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Pacific Western Oil Corporation. Dated February 20, 1949. Fourth Printing.

      No place, [1949].. Folio. 13 ff. Original printed wrappers.. Documentation of the concession for the Saudi half of the Neutral Zone signed between the Saudi government and the Pacific Western Oil Corporation, a subsidiary of J. Paul Getty (and acquired with Getty Oil by Texaco in 1984). Pacific Western, incorporated in 1928, had been exploring for oil in Saudi Arabia since the early 1930s; they had won their first Saudi concession in 1933. - Slight edge defects to cover, otherwise well preserved.

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        A Tale of Two Cities

      London; Collins. 1949. London; Collins. 1949, 1949. First edition thus. 8vo. Near fine in like dustwrapper, minor edgewear and bumping to spine ends otherwise sharp clean and bright. Internally clean and fresh. Inscribed by the illustrator Harry Keir to the front flyleaf with a small sketch of a gallows. A sharp copy with a nice association. Selected title for World Book Night (2012)

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        THE FIRESIDE COOK BOOK

      Simon & Schuster, NEW YORK 1949 - Boldly SIGNED by James Beard on the half-title page. Book is crisp and clean with wonderful, whimsical illustrations by the award-winning artists the Provensens. The dust jacket, which has mild wear at spine ends, folds out to make a colorful wall chart for your kitchen. My favorite vintage cookbook, a real work of art. Rare signed, especially in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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