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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. .

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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. 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; Signed by Author .

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        THE D. A. BREAKS AN EGG (Intimately Inscribed)

      New York: William Morrow, 1949. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE D. A. BREAKS AN EGG. New York: William Morrow, (1949). First Edition. A NEAR FINE bright unworn copy (some staining to top edge which affects the top right corners of some of the pages, although it doesn't affect any of the text) in an attractive VERY GOOD ORIGINAL DUST JACKET (which has a little bit of overall chipping and creasing to the edges, and a stain to the right top corner of the back panel and top of the rear flap). INSCRIBED on the front-free endpaper:"To Tee, who has more ability and less confidence than 99% of the best writers. Yours, Erle." Underneath this, the author has signed his name in full: "Erle Stanley Gardner/at Rancho del Paisano/ June 1950." THE D. A. BREAKS AN EGG is the ninth and last of the nine novels written by Gardner about small town California district attorney Doug Selby. In our experience, the Doug Selby mysteries are far more rarely seen signed than the Perry Mason mysteries.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Charles Lofgren.

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        Bons pour la mort ou les trop purs.

      Nagel 1949 - - Nagel, Paris _1949, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé américain, seuls grands papiers. Trois infimes manques angulaires sur le dos et le deuxième plat, trois petites déchirures marginales sans gravité sur les plats, gardes uniformément ombrées. Rare. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 437 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four. A Novel

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1949. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and upper board in red and black. With the blue dust jacket. "Property of US Navy" ink stamp to front pastedown. Spine a little rolled, edges of boards faintly toned, corners bumped. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with some nicks and short splits, small marks to the upper panel, and toned spine panel. First US edition, first printing. Originally published in the UK in the same year. Two versions of the dust jacket were issued, one blue and one red, but there is no priority between them.

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        Dansk illustrationskunst fra Valdemar Andersen til Ib Andersen.

      København, Carit Andersens Forlag, 1949. 4:o. 252 s. 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.. 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

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      Harper & Brothers 1949 Chipping and small tears to DJ. Bookplate and previous owner's name to half-title page ; SIGNED by Mrs. Roosevelt to half-title page. Her life with the four-term president; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 387 pages

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        The Physiology of Taste

      New York: Heritage Press, 1949. Later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition thus of this classic book subtitled Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy. A new translation of the text provided by M. F. K. Fisher who has INSCRIBED this copy in 1950. Quite scarce thus. Book in very good condition. Leather spine shows some darkening and wear. Slipcase also shows quite a bit of wear, but still intact. Signed by Author

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        Thistly B.

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

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        Manuscritos. Archivo de Cartas. Letters

      1949 - Lote de 17 cartas de correspondencia entre Gabriela Mistral y su amigo José Santos González Vera escritas entre 1949 y 1951 desde México, Italia, Portugal y Estados Unidos. Los temas van desde cosas personales, hasta artículos enviados a revistas y sus relaciones con editores y poetas. Todas las cartas están firmadas por Gabriela Mistral y corresponden a las cartas que ella escribió, no las que recibió. Certificado de autenticidad de la Biblioteca Nacional de Chile, disponible. We offer an authenticy certificate issued by the National Library of Chile. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Folle d'Amour - Confession d'une Chinoise du XVIIIe siècle - Adapté et Préfacé par Lucie Paul Margueritte, Illustré par Wang Chao Ki.

      Editions du Siao, M.CM.XLIX (1949). Tirage limité à 204 exemplaires. Celui-ci numéroté No 124, exemplaire sur Vidalon. - 1 volume in-4, 112 pp., en feuillets libres, couverture de papier rose illustré, sous chemise cartonnée et emboîtage. Un très bel exemplaire, illustré de 10 reproductions érotiques en couleurs par Wang Chao Ki. Ces 10 illustrations ont été gravées sur bois par Bracon Duplessis et réhaussées à la main. Très bel exemplaire, a very nice copy. Cette histoire traditionnelle "La Folle d'Amour" est la confession d'une Chinoise du XVIIIe siècle qui "s'attarde sur ses brûlants souvenirs, qui ne nous épargne l'aveu d'aucune de ses faiblesses, mais ces confidences scabreuses sont émaillées de poèmes de la bonne époque, et leur citation opportune vient agréablement poétiser l'instant d'aberration minutieusement décrit. Et, pour que la morale soit honorée, malgré tout, l'immorale héroïne se repent finalement et se fait ermite, en vieillissant." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Sand County Almanac

      Oxford University Press New York 1949. First Edition Near fine in decorated blue-green cloth covered boards with silver colored text on the spine and on the front board with an image of six geese in flight. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/4" with minor fading to the edges of the boards as is often seen with this title. There is an interesting gift inscription on the first free end page which is detailed below. In a very good, price clipped, first state dust jacket with no mention of "Round River" on the rear flap. Each of the four corners of the spine area shows small 1/8" to 1/4" chips with similar chips from the fore corners of the panels at the folds to the flaps and two, faint, 1/2" and 3/4" water marks on the front panel. As noted above there is a gift inscription on the first free end page which reads: "To The Rogers | Christmas 1949 | with best regards from Estella" which is followed by a carefully sketched bough of holly with red buds. This note was written by Aldo Leopold's daughter, Estella Leopold in the same year of publication of the book, a year after her father's death. 226 pages of text with illustrations within the text by Charles Schwartz. Aldo Leopold was an ecologist and pioneer of wildlife management. He is considered by many to be the grandfather of the modern environmental movement. This title was published posthumously and sold over one million copies in numerous printings. Authenticity of the signature was confimred by a copy of accompanying correspondence from Ms. Leopold written in November, 2013. Our code number = TB26724

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        Love in a Cold Climate - SIGNED by the author and rebound in full goatskin

      A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in association with the Book Society in 1949. A fine copy without inscriptions, SIGNED without dedication to the title page by the Author. Sumptuously rebound in full high grade goatskin with raised bands and gilt lettering to the spine. With marbled endpapers and leather labels to the spine.Very rare SIGNED.

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        Odell Mill Supply Company. Textile and Industrial Supplies. Catalog 49.

      Greensboro North Carolina: Odell Mill Supply Company, 1949 - quarto, [xxviii], 500 pp., profusely illustrated; library book plate and markings, original cloth rubbed at extremities; aimed specifically at the textile plants of the Southern United States Odell could supply everything from a roll of Scotch tape to a Westinghouse squirrel-cage A. C. loom motor with horizontal waste packed bearings, Photos available upon request.

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        Red Wine and Yellow Hair (Special Signed Painted Edition)

      New York: New Directions, 1949. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. 9" square. One of the author's special "painted" editions. This is number 56 of a limited edition of one-hundred-&-eight copies with covers decorated by the author, most spine cloths & binding papers different. Bound largely by Hand and signed by the author. A remarkable copy both for its superb condition as well as the fact that this copy includes both paint and cloth collage elements. This is a style seldom seen in use by Patchen and this example is especially vibrant.

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      Boston: Little Brown and Company. F/F. 1949. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This is the First and limited edition of 1949, with the extra blank leaf with J. Frank Dobie's Signature. The jacket has a mylar protector. This volume was put up at a charity auction in 2005 as a donation from the author's grand children, and includes a dated note of introduction to that effect as part of the provenence. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 386 pp; Signed by Author .

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        FAUSTO. Aguafuertes y ornamentación de ANDRÉS LAMBERT. Versión de TEODORO LLORENTE

      Orbis, Barcelona 1949 - Folio, 347 p., 6 aguafuertes en color, cabeceras, viñetas. Impresión a dos tintas. Ejemplar núm. 14 de un tiraje de 102 ejemplares, en papel de hilo. Magnífica encuadernación en plena piel, nervios, lomo con florones doradas, bellos planos decorados, cantos y contracantos dorados. Corte superior dorado. Extraordinario ejemplar de esta excelente edición del gran poema alemán, impreso con nitidez, a dos tintas, con bellos tipos y grandes margenes, acompañado de delicadas viñetas a una tinta y bonitas cabeceras en negro. Impresión ofrecida para conmemorar el bicentenario del nacimiento del poeta en la ciudad de Frankfurt. Excelente ejemplar. Literatura alemana. Poesía alemana. Bibliofilia. German literature. German poetry. Bibliophilism.

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      London: Secker & Warburg,, 1949. Octavo. Original light green cloth, titles to spine in red, red top-stain. With the red dust jacket. Spine rolled, spine and edges of boards toned. A very good copy in the rubbed, creased, and partially faded jacket with chips and short closed tears. First edition, first impression. Copies of the first impression were issued either in green or dark red dust jackets. To judge from surviving examples, this was done in proportions of about two green to one red. The red jackets are far more susceptible to fading, and as a consequence pretty examples are far less common than those of the green version.

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        Mariology: A Comprehensive Survey of all Aspects of this Group of Diseases from a Global Standpoint, 2 Vols.

      W.B. SAUNDERS COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA 1949 - total pages of both volumes 1643 pp;gilt titles on spine in black glossy stamp; previous owners stamp on fep;slight edgewear; tight; clean copy; slightly browning pages.general wear and rubbed cover. No markings. DATE PUBLISHED: 1949 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eastern Approaches

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1949, 1949. First edition, fifth impression. 8vo. Near fine in publisher's bright red cloth titled in gilt to spine. In a very good unclipped dustwrapper, minoe chipping to the head of spine and a little discolouration to the spine panel, clean and sharp. Incribed by Maclean to the front flyleaf in florid hand: "With the author's best wishes for a Happy Christmas. Fitzroy Maclean, 1949." Inscribed Maclean is pretty thin on the ground, especially in this condition.

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        The World Crisis

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1949. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. This is a collector grade copy of the first abridged and revised edition, third and final printing of Churchill's history of the First World War. Churchill's history - which he titled "The World Crisis" - was originally published between 1923 and 1931. Of The World Crisis, Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the front. He served as First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915. After the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his masterwork - originally published in six volumes between 1923 and 1931 - far exceeds this purpose. This important edition covering the war years 1911-1918 is not just an abridgement. It incorporates revisions by Churchill with new material, including a whole new chapter on the Battle of the Marne, as well as a new introduction. The U.S. edition preceded the British, making it the true first edition. There were three printings of the U.S. first abridged and revised edition - 1931, 1942, and 1949. All three are quite scarce in the original dust jackets. Here is the third printing. A large book and quality production, it is 866 pages with fold-out maps and illustrations, bound in an attractive, vertically scored red cloth. This is a superior copy for collectors, fine in a near-fine dust jacket. The red cloth binding is immaculate, with virtually no wear. We note only a hint of wrinkling at the spine ends. The contents are clean, bright, and tight. No spotting. No previous ownership marks. All fold-out maps and illustrations are present and pristine. Even the text block edges remain clean and bright. The black dust jacket of this edition proved particularly susceptible to wear and scuffing, perhaps owing to the thin paper of the dust jacket (which was printed black on white paper), and the size and weight of the book. Here is a notable example of this dust jacket. The jacket is highly complete and unclipped, still bearing the original $7.50 price on the front flap. Spine presentation is excellent, with Churchill's red facsimile signature entirely unfaded and only trivial wear at the head and tail. The front face bearing the prominent Churchill photo shows only mild wear at the edges. The white rear face is bright with almost no soiling and two tiny triangular chips - one at the top edge and another at the upper hinge. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Additional images are available upon request. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.5.c, Woods/ICS A31(ba), Langworth p.114

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      - PUPPETS. TEATRO COMICO DI BURATTINI DI ZIO ROLLI (pseud. of Gero Rolf). Published in 1949 by Arnoldo Mondadori. Oblong folio ( 14" wide x 9 3/4 high), 45ff, pictorial wraps, Fine and unused in dust wrapper that when removed unfolds into a giant poster (repaired at folds). First edition. Illustrated with bold primary colors, the book includes pages to create 27 puppets operated by hand including Punch, as well as 7 plays and accessories needed to create a puppet theatre (stage, backdrops, tickets, etc.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report on Israel: December, 1949

      (Heidelberg, Germany): Office of Adviser on Jewish Affairs. 1949. First. First edition. Quarto. 40pp. Mimeographed sheets stapled with illustrated front wraps. Very good with wear at the edges, bumping at the corners and a few small tears. Laid in is a Typed Letter Signed by the author to a friend dated January 9, 1950. A report by Rabbi Louse Barish concerning a visit to the newly formed Israel written in December 1949. The report includes description of life, how new immigrants are received and processed into the new country, the political and military situation, how Kibbutzim and the Moshav are working. A real, firsthand look at the country, the people, their problems and successes. Barish was a Army Chaplain who worked with Jews that remained in Germany after WWII and wrote the book, Rabbis in Uniform: A Century of Service to God and Country 1862-1962. OCLC locates no copies. .

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      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1949). First Edition. Hardcover. Short tear at the top of the spine from careless handling. Still Near Fine, lacking the uncommon dustwrapper. Louis Sullivan. 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.

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      New York: Gnome Press,. [1949]. cloth.. Small spot of discoloration to lower rear cover, else a fine copy in. fine (like new) dust jacket with small stress creases to upper front. panel. (#127467). First edition. The U.S. is conquered by Asia, and a small group of scientists plot to save the country. In 333. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 221.

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        This I Remember

      New York: Harper and Brothers. 1949. First. First edition. Spine label a trifle toned, else fine in very good or better cardboard slipcase with a little soiling and spotting (and lacking the original unprinted acetate dustwrapper). One of 1000 copies Signed by the author, this is Copy number 5, additionally Inscribed: "For Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., with love from his mother, Eleanor Roosevelt." The printed dedication reads: "To my husband Franklin D. Roosevelt and my children Anna, James, Elliott, Franklin, Junior, & John who have made this book possible." Needless to say, the recipient makes substantial appearances in his mother's memoir, covering her years as First Lady. A wonderful association copy. .

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      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press,. 1949. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#89185). First edition. One of 500 copies with inserted limitation leaf, this being one of 250 numbered copies signed by Campbell. A continuation of adventures chronicled in THE MIGHTIEST MACHINE (1947). See Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-7. In 333.

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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.

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        The Traitor: A Drama

      New York: Samuel French. (1949). First. First edition. Cocked thus good in a price-clipped and rubbed, good dustwrapper. Wouk's second and easily scarcest title, a play about an atomic scientist who believes the only way to prevent atomic war is to provide the Russian Communists with a deterrent. Only the second copy we've seen in jacket. .

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        Nineteen Stories

      New York: Viking Press. (1949). First. First American edition. Spine and edges of the boards slightly faded, one corner roughly bumped, very good lacking the dustwrapper. Signed by the author on a tipped-in front fly, apparently an issue used by the publisher in promotion. .

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        The Oblong Blur and Other Odysseys

      New York: Farrar, Straus. 1949. First. First edition. Fine in an about very good, price-clipped, Birnbaum-designed dustwrapper with some chipping at the crown and rear panel, and other modest wear. This copy Inscribed, apparently to the wife of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author J.P. Marquand: "For Mrs. J.P. Marquand With all good wishes -- from Philip Hamburger (who does not swipe plates) N.Y.C. May, 1951" (the "Mrs." is smudged and could read "Mr."). In 1952 Hamburger wrote a biography of J.P. Marquand entitled J.P. Marquand Esquire: A Portrait in the Form of a Novel. This is the author's first book, a scarce collection of his often humorous columns from his first ten years with The New Yorker, with an interesting association. .

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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

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1949. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. 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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Autograph Postcard Signed to the Publicity Director at New Directions

      Typed Postcard Signed to David McDowell of New Directions. Postmarked 29 November 1949 from Key West Monica providing a blurb for the American edition of Elio Vittorini's In Sicily (which was not used on the first American edition). Near fine. Good content, in full: "There is no warmer and sweeter spirit in the world today than that of the Italian and Sicilian peasantry. They are the true nobility of the world, and their spirit has been caught by Elio Vittorini's book IN SICILY. Tenn Williams. McDowell had a long and distinguished career in American publishing, working at New Directions, Random House, and Crown. For a short period in the late 1950s he and Ivan Obolensky published under their own imprint, most famously issuing the Pulitzer Prize-winning posthumous novel by his good friend James Agee, A Death in the Family. .

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        LES ILLUMINATIONS. Dessins de Roger de LA FRESNAYE.

      H. MATARASSO, Paris 1949 - Un volume In-8°. 25 x 16 cm. 80 pages. Illustré de 14 dessins de Roger de LA FRESNAYE, gravés sur bois par Blaise MONOD, dont 1 hors-texte, 3 pleine-page et 10 in-texte. Publié sous la direction de George de MIRÉ, il a été imprimé sur les presses de Joseph Zichieri, maître-imprimeur à Paris. Tiré à 136 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci N° XI, un des quinze exemplaires sur papier de Chine avec suites des bois sur papier Japon. Relié plein maroquin noir, dos orné en dorure de l?auteur et du titre, tranche de tête dorée, contreplats velours rouge et emboîtage relieur. Dos et mors jaunis et frottés, boîte très usée, manque la partie couvrant la tranche de tête. Plats, coiffe, contreplats et coins en très bon état. Malgré quelques points de rousseur à certaines pages de texte, le corps d?ouvrage et les illustrations sont en très bon état. Un très bel exemplaire de l?ouvrage édité par H. Matarasso lorsqu?il a acquis les dessins que La Fresnaye avait effectués vers 1920 pour illustrer Les Illuminations. Cet ouvrage mérite qu?un amateur lui offre la petite restauration qui lui fera retrouver tout son éclat d?origine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EL VIENTO SUR.

      El Viento Sur, Estudio de Artes Gráficas de los Hermanos Bedia,, Santander 1949 - Size: 25x35. 4 hojas en un pliego. Poema de José Hierro, con un dibujo de Ricardo Zamorano, coloreado a mano; impreso a 2 tintas en papel verjurado Guarro. Tirada de 100 ejemplares numerados. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Boivin et Cie, 1949 Cover design and Illustrations by Jean Bilibine (1876-1942). Text in French. 4to (11-1/4" x 9") cloth richly decorated to front and spine in color and gilt. Profusely illustrated with plates and book decorations. Scarce. Not in MOMA, not in Getty, not in British Library. Please see the pictures. For more images please visit our website.. HB.

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        The St. Trond Lectionary. A MS. from the Abbey of St. Trond. Described by Eric George Millar. With an Account of the Abbey to 1180 Based on its Monastic Chronicle

      Printed for Presentation to Members of the Roxburghe Club, Oxford. 1949. 4to, [xii],120,[2]pp., coloured frontis., heightened in gilt, 14 plates (of which 12 are fine collotype plates), with the bookplate of Viscount Esher and his name printed in red in the roll of members, title printed in red and black, orig. quarter Roxburghe morocco, spine lettered in gilt, uncut, t.e.g. Barker, 211. "Dr Eric Millar has produced five splendid manuscripts facsimiles in the tradition of James, among them... his St Trond Lectionary". Presented to the members by Dr. Eric George Millar.

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        The Mating Season

      New York: Didier, , 1949. Octavo. Original red cloth with title to spine in beige, signature block on the front board in silver. With the pictorial dust jacket, designed by Hal McIntosh. Head and tail of spine and corners of boards lightly rubbed. Contemporary bookplate of Arthur W. A. Cowan to front pastedown. A very good copy in the slightly edge-chipped jacket, with several tape repairs and red stain to verso. First US edition. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper: "With best wishes, P. G. Wodehouse.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Istituto Italiano di Arti Grafiche 1949 Edizione stampata in 1500 copie numerate - nostro esemplare n°800 - rilegato telato dorso in pelle - formato 25x35 pagine 196 con 492 tavole in nero e colori fuori testo - buone condizioni 20051

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        NAVAL LEADERSHIP. Signed

      Annapolis, MD:: United States Naval Institute., 1949 Holloway, Rear Admiral J. L. NAVAL LEADERSHIP. Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute, (1949). First Edition, second impression. A newly revised text on the principles of and the psychological basis for leadership skills in the US Navy, succeeding L. H. Thebaud's 1924 text, 'Memorandum For All Officers'. With a Foreward by Rear Admiral J. L. Holloway, Jr., Superintendent, Inscribed by him to Vice Admiral Hewlett Thebaud on the front free endpaper. "To Rear Admiral Thebaud, USN / With respect and high esteem / J. L. Holloway." Additionally with Vice Admiral Hewlett Thebaud's ownership signature, dated April 1950, Boston on the front pastedown. 8vo. 324 pp. Near fine in navy cloth, gilt titles and decorations. Outstanding Association Copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        This I Remember [Signed Limted Edition]

      NY: Harper and Brothers, 1949. Hardcover. Very Good. #789 of 1000cc signed by Roosevelt on a tipped in limitation page. Edges of slipcase a bit sunned, otherwise a fine copy in publisher's blue cloth with paper spine label. Publisher's unprinted acetate jacket present,but missing a large piece with the worst being about three inches deep on the front decreasing to about an inch deep at the rear.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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