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        The Moving Target (First Edition)

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1949 - First Edition. A Near Fine copy in a dazzling, Near Fine dust jacket. The merest trace of sunning to the red band near the bottom of the spine, otherwise it is as bright and fresh as the day it was issued. The first Lew Archer novel, extremely scarce in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        The Moving Target

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1949 - First edition, first printing of the first Lew Archer novel. Fine in an attractive jacket a few tiny chips to the spine, a few small tears and light fading to spine. Much nicer than usual. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Blue City (First UK Edition, inscribed)

      Cassell, London 1949 - First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "With Xmas greetings (1951) / to Glenn Schlegel, who liked the American edition of this book. Hoping he will enjoy the British translation. / With all good wishes / Ken Millar." Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Some brief white soil to the boards. Jacket is moderately worn and creased at the extremities. An uncommon edition of an early Millar title, and the only signed copy we've ever seen. Basis for the 1986 film starring Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE MOVING TARGET

      Alfred A. Knopf 1949 - First edition, Very Good condition/ Very Good darkened dust jacket cut down by 1/8" and backed with a fine facsimile dust jacket. Light foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ande patagoniche: viaggi di esplorazione alla cordigliera patagonica australe.

      De Agostini, Milano. 1949 - L’autore nato a Pollone (oggi in Provincia di Biella) il 2 novembre 1883 da Lorenzo e Caterina Antoniotti; il fratello maggiore, Giovanni, fondò l’Istituto Geografico De Agostini di Novara. Entrato in seminario giovanissimo nel 1909 venne ordinato sacerdote salesiano. Scelse di diventare missionario nelle zone meridionali dell’Argentina e del Cile, dove i salesiani fin dal 1875 operavano a favore degli ultimi indios delle etnie Alakaluf, Ona e Yamana. Le condizioni di vita della popolazione indigena erano pessime ed il suo numero si era di molto ridotto per le malattie e le violenze legate allo sfruttamento della zona da parte di grandi allevamenti di ovini e bovini rivolti all’economia di mercato. Arrivato in Sud America nel 1910 padre De Agostini tra il 1912 e il 1945 affiancò alla propria attività pastorale una nutrita serie di viaggi esplorativi in Patagonia meridionale e nella Terra del Fuoco, avendo come base logistica Punta Arenas, sulla costa settentrionale dello Stretto di Magellano. La Cordillera Darwin e il Ghiacciaio Marinelli, nel parco nazionale cileno intitolato ad Alberto De Agostini. Dopo una lunga parentesi dedicata all’elaborazione dei materiali raccolti ed all’attività strettamente pastorale ritornò all’esplorazione e nel 1955 organizzò un’importante spedizione che portò alla conquista (da parte di Carlo Mauri e Clemente Maffei) del Monte Sarmiento. Nel 1957 collaborò poi con la spedizione diretta da Guido Monzino che realizzò la prima salita del Cerro Paine, una delle più importanti cime delle Ande patagoniche. Tornato in Italia morì a Torino nel giorno di Natale del 1960 presso la casa madre dei salesiani. Il Cile gli ha dedicato un grande parco nazionale nella Terra del Fuoco e il nome di un fiordo lungo 35 km. ll frutto più noto dell’attività esplorativa di padre De Agostini furono varie opere divulgative nelle quali raccontò con efficacia i propri viaggi. Fu anche fotografo e autore di film documentari dedicati alle zone oggetto delle proprie esplorazioni e il Museo Nazionale della Montagna Duca degli Abruzzi di Torino ne custodisce la ricchissima collezione fotografica. Nel corso dei propri viaggi ebbe spesso occasione di cimentarsi con salite alpinistiche la più nota delle quali è la prima ascensione al Monte San Lorenzo, in Patagonia, che data 1943. Realizzò inoltre un’accurata cartografia della Patagonia meridionale e della Terra del Fuoco colmando così varie lacune presenti nelle carte del tempo. Da ricordare infine il suo contributo alle scienze naturali e all’antropologia: raccolse minerali e fossili, contribuì alla classificazione di numerose specie vegetali, approfondì le conoscenze sulla morfologia glaciale delle zone esplorate e descrisse la vita e le tradizioni degli ultimi indigeni della Patagonia e della Terra del Fuoco. La sovr. a colori quasi sempre mancate è in copia a colori su carta pesante plastificata, tutto il resto è integro e in edizione originale (compresa la carta geografica spesso mancante). Formato: 380, [1] p., [45] c. di tav. (alcune ripieg.), [6] c. geogr. (alcune ripieg.) + 1 c. geogr. ripieg., 28 cm, tela, sovr. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo alla legatura.

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        Skizzenbuch. Num. und vom Künstler signiertes Exemplar Nr. 189.,

      Bad Dürkheim : [E. D. Dill], 1949 - 23 Bl. : Abb. mit Text ; quer-gr. 8 Einband gering berieben, sonst gut erhalten. In kleiner Auflage erschienen. Selten! ** Wechseln zu: Navigation, Suche Otto Dill (* 4. Juni 1884 in Neustadt an der Weinstraße; † 6. Juli 1957 in Bad Dürkheim) war ein deutscher Maler. Er absolvierte zunächst eine Lehre als Verlagskaufmann, ehe er von 1908 bis 1914 Malerei an der Münchner Akademie studierte. Dort war er Meisterschüler des bekannten Tiermalers Heinrich von Zügel. 1914 meldete er sich als Kriegsfreiwilliger, wurde aber wegen einer Krankheit 1916 ins Bayerische Kriegsministerium versetzt. Bald darauf, zwei Jahre vor Kriegsende, heirateten Dill und Emmy Dorothea Scheidt. Dill begann ein Leben als freischaffender Künstler. Im Sommer 1917 war er bereits mit einer ersten Ausstellung im Münchner Glaspalast vertreten. Als Mitglied der Münchner Sezession nahm er 1922 an verschiedenen Ausstellungen der Künstlervereinigung teil. 1924 wurde ihm der Professorentitel verliehen. Zahlreiche Reisen führten den Künstler u. a. nach Nordafrika, Italien, Frankreich und Spanien. Die dort gewonnenen Eindrücke verarbeitete Dill in zahlreichen Gemälden und Zeichnungen, die deutlich vom Impressionismus geprägt sind – Wüsten- und Beduinenszenen, Stierkampfstudien und Tigerbilder sowie Hunderte von Darstellungen von Löwen, die ihm den Spitznamen „Löwen-Dill" eintrugen. Zu seinen bevorzugten Sujets zählten auch Pferderennen und Polospiele. Im Jahr 1930 siedelte der Künstler von München nach Neustadt an der Weinstraße über. Dort entstanden vorwiegend Landschaftsdarstellungen. 1941, während des Zweiten Weltkriegs, zog er nach Bad Dürkheim, wo er bis zu seinem Tod 1957 lebte und arbeitete. Eine große Kollektion seiner Werke wurde 1943 bei einem Bombenangriff auf dem Güterbahnhof Ludwigshafen a.Rh. zerstört. Um in dieser schweren Zeit zu überleben, tauschte der Künstler spontan entstandene Zeichnungen gegen Lebensmittel. Daher befinden sich heute zahlreiche solcher Gelegenheitsarbeiten Dills im Besitz pfälzischer Familien. 1949 ernannte die Stadt Bad Dürkheim Otto Dill zum Ehrenbürger, im gleichen Jahr wurde er Ehrenmitglied der Akademie der Künste in München und Ehrenmitglied der Gesellschaft der Heinrich-von-Zügel-Freunde in Wörth am Rhein. Seine Geburtsstadt widmete ihm eine Straße. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 540 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Christoph Krämer]
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        Original John Grossman Science Fiction Illustration, "Microcosmic God"

      1949 - Original illustration, 7 3/4" x 10 1/2", ink on stiff art board. Age toned, four tack holed, early sticker on back of dealer, "Fantasy Focus, Return Post Guaranteed, Bx 6151 Met Stn, Los Angeles, Cal 55". Penciled words "Microcosmic God" in script, also on back. In his early years, John Grossman - later the noted mainstream artist and graphic designer - did a number of pulp illustrations. This one, signed and dated in 1949, was done in the richly textured Golden Age style of Virgil Finlay, with a variety of detailed stipplings and crosshatchings (see scans). Apparently an homage to Theodore Sturgeon's timeless novelette Microcosmic God (that story was written in 1941, 8 years prior to this illustration), or possible an illustration for a later reprint of it - assuming the penciled title on the back is correct, and it certainly seems that if you've read the story. Scarce vintage golden age illustration, by an artist who did not continue in that genre. L- 100 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Haute surveillance.

      Gallimard 1949 - - Gallimard, Paris 1949, 14,5x21cm, broché. - Première édition dans le commerce, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à (Maurice) Merleau-Ponty. Dos légèrement passé, papier jauni comme généralement au regard de la médiocre qualité de ce papier, exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        THIS I REMEMBER

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1949. Hardcover. Price clipped DJ tattered with open tears. Corners just slightly bumped. Binding could be a bit tighter; INSCRIBED by Eleanor Roosevelt on front free endpaper. Comes with the original mailing envelope from 1952 to an admirer in Brooklyn. Pamphlets for the Hyde Park home of the President and the FDR library laid in ; Book Club Edition; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 387 pages .

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        Journal du Voleur [The Thief's Journal]

      (Paris): Gallimard. (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. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        (Pfauenportal).

      . Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 21 x 14,5 cm (H).. Johannes Karl Gotthard Niedlich, geb. am 4 März 1949 in Lunow an der Oder, Mark Brandenburg, lebt und arbeitet als freischaffender Künstler in Altlandsberg bei Berlin. Die Zeichnung ist die Original-Vorlage für die Einbandillustration zu "Der Traum aller Träume. Utopien von Platon bis Morris" von Joachim Walther, Berlin, Verlag Neues Leben 1987.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        (Reiter).

      . Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 20 x 12,5 cm (H).. Johannes Karl Gotthard Niedlich, geb. am 4 März 1949 in Lunow an der Oder, Mark Brandenburg, lebt und arbeitet als freischaffender Künstler in Altlandsberg bei Berlin. Die Zeichnung ist die Original-Vorlage für die Buchillustration zu Denis de Vairasse "Die Sevaramben", erschienen in "Der Traum aller Träume. Utopien von Platon bis Morris" von Joachim Walther, Berlin, Verlag Neues Leben 1987, S. 180.

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        (Gudrun und Ritterkampf).

      . Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 20 x 12,5 cm (H).. Johannes Karl Gotthard Niedlich, geb. am 4 März 1949 in Lunow an der Oder, Mark Brandenburg, lebt und arbeitet als freischaffender Künstler in Altlandsberg bei Berlin. Die Zeichnung ist die Original-Vorlage für die Buchillustration zu "Die Gudrunsage" von Joachim Nowotny, erschienen 1986 in: Hans-Dietrich Dahnke (Hrsg.), Brunnen der Vergangenheit, Sagen und Epen der Welt. Berlin, Kinderbuchverlag 1986, S. 133.

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        Metronome: America's First Jazz Magazine, vols. 65#1, 3-4, 7, 10, 12; 66#1-5, 7-8, 10-12; 67#1, 3; 68#1-9, 11-12; 69#1-12; 70#1-2, 4-8, 12; 71#1-12; 72#3-12; 74#1-12; 75#1-12; 76#1-6; 8-10; 77#7-8, 10; 78#1-6, 9, 11 (1949-1961)

      NY: Metronome Corporation 1949 - *The price of this item HAS BEEN reduced until Sunday, Oct. 10 as part of our October Abebooks Sale. Order now for best savings! an assortment of complete volumes and issues, in original pictorial soft covers: volumes 65#1, 3-4, 7, 10, 12; 66#1-5, 7-8, 10-12; 67#1, 3; 68#1-9, 11-12; 69#1-12; 70#1-2, 4-8, 12; 71#1-12; 72#3-12; 74#1-12; 75#1-12; 76#1-6; 8-10; 77#7-8, 10; 78#1-6, 9, 11 (1949-1961), well illustrated, overall very good; price is for the lot:. Photos available upon request.

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

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

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        GENIUS AND THE MOBOCRACY

      Duell, Sloan and Pearce (1949), New York - Quarto (8" x 10-1/4") bound in original white cloth. A biography of his teacher, Louis H. Sullivan, along with Wright's views on the evolution of modern architecture. Illustrated with reproductions of 39 previously unpublished drawings given to Wright by Sullivan just before his death in 1924. This copy boldly SIGNED on the front endpaper by the author and dated 8 June 1949, Wright's 80th birthday and perhaps the date of publication. Light wear to spine. Near Fine, lacking the uncommon dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Instruments de musique (Catalogue Général du Musée du Caire, 69201-69852)

      SAE 1949 - 1949, first edition. Rare. 4 + 216 pages, 116 plates. Original orange soft cover. Perfect condition with no markings. (Catalogue General du Musee du Caire) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        MARLBOROUGH. His life and times.

      George G.Harrap & Co.Ltd.London.,1949. - TWO VOLUMES.--INSCRIBED BY WINSTON CHURCHILL IN VOLUME ONE,Dated 1952.--Each volume over 1000 pages with maps,plans,facsimiles and portraits.Originally published in 4 volumes before the second world war,the publishers reprinted the work on thinner paper to make this more afforable two volume edition in 1947.This set is a reprint of that edition.The work has not been reduced in any way.A very good copy in the publishers burgundy cloth,spines with gilt lettering.Both front boards with gilt stamped Marlborough coat of arms.Very good copies in dustwrappers with some mild darkening and light staining to spines and some minor rubbing to edges.The inner hinges have been strenghtened with tape on the reverse side.--Previous owners name,Rufus Clarke,written in pencil,above his address on the front blank endpaper of volume one.Rufus Clarke was a close friend of Churchill's daughter Mary and her husband Christopher and was best man at their wedding.He also served as an officer alongside Christopher at the British Embassy in Paris.: [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

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

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

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

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        The Sheltering Sky

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

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        [Screenplay]: Three Came Home

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

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        When We Were Very Young

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

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        Karamojo Safari

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. 1949. First. First American edition. Just about fine in a slightly spine-faded and price-clipped, near fine dustwrapper. A lovely copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        3 Autograph Letters, signed, to Henry Charles Duffin ("Dear Mr. Duffin"), author of WALTER DE LA MARE, A STUDY OF HIS POETRY (L., 1949)

      All from Sark, Channel Islands, may 1948 - sept.1949 - 1. 3 pp. on 2 leaves of plain stationery, 87 closely written lines. 8vo, Sark, Channel Island, May [postmarked 20 May], 1948. A lengthy letter concerning TITUS GROAN, his gratitude for Duffin's kind remarks on the work, his excitement over nearing the completion of Part II (GORMENGHAST), his comparison of the two parts; his projections for part III; and his great admiration for Walter de la Mare ("a great poet"), and his desire to contribute a drawing for the book published in Mr. de la Mare's honor. Of TITUS GROAN, Peake writes: "Heaven knows the book is full of crashing mistakes. The time element in a long story is so curious a thing. Being five years older in the final chapters than I was when Mr. Flay had his conversation with Roottcod in the Hall of the Bright Carvings, a hundred discrepancies and differences in style took place. -" 2. One page on single sheet of plain stationery, 18 lines. 4to, Sark, Channel Islands, 13 July, 1948. Apologizing for his tardiness in answering, having been in London, "where I have been in such a whirl trying to impress publishers that I am just the person they ought to give lots of money to (they were not impressed) - No, I haven't heard from Mr. de la Mare - but I haven't yet sent the drawing. I am anxious for it to be a really good one & one that he will enjoy -" 3. 3 pp., 8vo, on single folded sheet of blue stationery, 60 lines.Sark, Channel Islands, [postmarked 5 September, 1949]. Peake talks of Duffin's forthcoming book on Walter de la Mare, Peake's two visits to see de la Mare in Taplow, whom he hopes to see in England and how this last year has been concentrated on Titus (Gormenghast.) "It is strange that on the pamphlet you sent me you asked me whether there was any news of the 2nd part yet - for I had finished it on the previous day! -" Peake also discuses his imminent return to London and two forthcoming works: a book of poetry, presumably The Glassblowers (1950), and his llustrations for Treasure Island (1949). An important, open, and highly illuminating group of UNPUBLISHED correspondence from the most stable and productive period of the artist's life. Gormenghast was published 1950; part III was a book Peake wrestled with: Titus Alone was finally published in 1959. The drawings Peake describes making for Gormenghast were not published until the 1967 American re-issue of the novels. The first letter hints at the troubled moods that plagued the artist, when he describes receipt of Duffin's original letter about Titus Groan, "I was in the garden when the Island postman came - & to tell the truth was in a melancholy state of mind, but your letter acted like radium & within half an hour I was writing hard about Titus & Flay in the latter's shanty in Gormenghast forest -" 8vo. In all, 7 pp. With envelopes, addressed in Peake's hand

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        Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Philosopher-Scientist

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

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

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

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        Jupiter's Surface

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector, IOBA]
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        Typed Letter Signed

      1949. Book. Fine. No Binding. Signed by Author(s). Framed Piece. Fine (our Top grade)/Fine Frame. Framed Signed Letter. Signed by Author of letter/artist. The letter is one typed page, on embossed letterhead, dated August 25, 1949, addressed to the publisher, Donald M. Grant. Typed single space and signed in full with the form of his signature that he used to sign his paintings. This letter deals with the price that he is quoting Grant for his artwork: "Full Color Dust Wrapper and three black-and-white interior illustrations in any medium you may prefer--$300.00 complete." Framed under UV protective glass, employing a two-window (opening) black mat with a white core and a burgany fillet with white core. The second window contains a color reproduction of St. John's cover illustration for the first edition of Edgar Rice Burroughs' TARZAN LORD OF THE JUNGLE. Brown hardwood frame with burgandy highlights and black bead, under UV protective glass. Letter's matted size: 6 7/8 x 6 inches. Illustration's image size: 6 x 9 1/8 inches. Frame size. 24 x 18 1/4 inches. Two mailing folds to letter otherwise letter, illustration, mat and frame all fine (our highest grade)..

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        TALES OF THE UNCANNY AND SUPERNATURAL.

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

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Histoire du Maroc, des origines à l'établissement du Protectorat français

      Editions Atlandides, Casablanca, 1949- 1950 - 2 volumes In-8°, de vi; 401 pp. & 11 cartes ; 512 pp & 6 cartes. reliure cartonné plein cuir vert, dos à 4 nerfs, 2 filets doré, pièces de titre sur cuir rouge (auteur & titre). Excellent état intérieur . Couvertures conservés. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CollectionOrientales]
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        The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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