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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 scarcer than their British counterparts. Collectors should note that the U.S. postwar speeches comprise only four volumes, as the fifth and final volume, The Unwritten Alliance, had no U.S. edition. This set features fine volumes in very good dust jackets. All four volumes are square, clean, and tight with sharp corners and virtually no wear. The contents of all four volumes are bright with no spotting and no previous owner inscriptions or bookplates. Even the page edges are clean. The only trivial defect to report is mild age toning to the page edges of the first two volumes. All four dust jackets are unclipped, retaining the original front flap prices. The Stemming the Tide dust jacket is clean and bright, retaining unfaded red spine lettering and a bright white rear panel, but with shallow chipping at the spine head, a small loss at the rear hinge, and minor wear to the front panel edges. The In the Balance dust jacket shows fractional chipping at the spine ends, minor wear at the front cover corners, and moderate spine toning, but still retains decent red color and clearly legible printing. The Europe Unite dust jacket is only slightly spine toned, with minor wear at the extremities and a one inch closed tear with associated creasing at the upper edge of the front panel. The Sinews of Peace dust jacket is bright and clean with minor wear to extremities and a .25 inch chip at the upper front 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. .

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

      [Bookseller: La Plume du Sud]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Books You Want]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Forest Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Pennasilico]
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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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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        DEE GOONG AN An Ancient Chinese detective Story

      Tokyo, Japan: Printed for the Author By Toppan Printing Company, 1949. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. [8], iv, [2], XXIII, [1 blank], 237 pages. 6.25 x 8.5 inches. Paper boards with original woodblock printed dj affixed. One of 1200 copies "bound in an original wood print and signed and sealed by the author" of which this is number 637. SIGNED by Van Gulik on the limitation page. A very nice copy with shelf wear to the bottom edge and fraying to base of the spine panel, a bit of wear to the head of the spine panel, and some minor wear at the corners. Little of the usual browning to the endpapers, woodblock print still bright and clean with just a touch of fading to the top of the letters for "GOONG" on the front panel. An above average copy of a book hard to find in nice condition. The cover illustration was created by the author, as were six plates in the text. The book that catapulted Van Gulik from an author known in scholarly circles to one known internationally for his Judge Dee mysteries, 3 of which are translated here by Van Gulik from very early Chinese texts.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        A Sand County Almanac

      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

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Two World and Their Ways. INSCRIBED

      NY: Knopf, 1949. 1st ed., 1949. 8vo. 311 pp. Original red cloth binding. INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper. This is a fine book in a lightly spine sunned near fine DJ. Uncommon signature.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn ABAA]
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        WATER COLOUR PAINTING OF SNOWDROP (SNOW WHITE) AND THE SEVEN DWARVES. Original watercolour Illustration published in Grimm's Fairy Tales

      NP. Circa 1949. ORIGINAL FULL COLOUR ARTWORK. The image shows Snowdrop (Snow White) lying asleep at the edge of a forest. Stood over her is a handsome Prince dressed in elaborate multi coloured outfit with a large hat in his hand, complete with many different coloured large feathers. Gathered below are the seven dwarves, three with tears in their eyes,all with lit candles strapped to their hats. Many birds and a fox and rabbit and a squirrel also feature. A beautiful full colour watercolour. At the bottom of the image is written, in pencil "Grimms Fairy Tales-(frontispiece)-Snowdrop". The painting is signed with Baynes Spread Eagle design in the bottom right corner. Image size is 8.6 x 5.6 inches. Mounted, framed and glazed to give a total size of 15.6 x 12 inches. Published as the frontis for a 1960's edition of Grimm's fairy tales issued by Blackie & Son Limited, London and Glasgow in their Blackie's famous books series. A very good copy of the book, in original illustrated dustwrapper is included. A beautiful painting by one of the great twentieth century book illustrators, best known for her work on C. S. Lewis' Narnia series and J. R. R Tolkien's Tom Bombadil, Farmer Giles of Ham and Smith of Wooton Major.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        A Streetcar Named Desire (Signed)

      London: John Lehmann, 1949. First UK edition. Cloth. Very Good/very good. First British edition of William's classic. Published two years after the American debut. Very good indeed in green cloth binding with bright spine label. Price intact dustwrapper shows minor wear to edges. Also very good. This copy boldly SIGNED by Williams on the front endpaper and quite scarce thus.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Fresh Eggs (print)

      1949. Original woodcut. Artist's proof signed by Baskin. 41.8 x 25.4 cm. Fern and O'Sullivan 72. Fine condition. Matted and ready for framing. Picture available upon request.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Enciclopedia italiana di scienze, lettere ed arti.

      Istituto della enciclopedia italiana fondato da Giovanni Treccani, Roma. 1949 - SPEDIZIONE GRATUITA IN ITALIA (SONO 7 PACCHI DI CA. 30 KG CADAUNO). Legature originali in mz. pelle con titoli e impressioni in oro. La presente edizione, la cui pubblicazione è iniziata nel 1949, comprende la ristampa integrale (fotolitica) dei trentacinque volumi pubblicati fra il 1929 e il 1936; Un volume di Indici (1952); Appendice I (1950); Appendice II, 1938-1948 (2 volumi); Appendice III, 1949-1960 (2 volumi); Appendice IV, 1961-1978 (3 volumi); Appendice V, 1979-1992 (5 volumi). Monumento della civiltà italiana di insuperato valore, tuttora fonte di preziose informazioni per qualsiasi biblioteca. Completa di tutti gli aggiornamenti fino al 1992. PREZZO D?OCCASIONE PER RAGIONI DI SPAZIO (TUTTI I 49 VOLUMI COMPRESI GLI AGGIORNAMENTI A 25 EURO CADAUNO, CIRCA UN QUARTO DEL PREZZO DI ACQUISTO). Formato: 49 v. di oltre 1000 p., 31 cm, m.p. editoriale. Buono.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Ballade du pauvre macchabé mal enterré *

      P.Cailler, Genève 1949. - En feuilles 36 x 28, couverture imprimée rempliée. L'un des 46 et quelques exemplaires, celui-ci numérotés, sur vélin pur chiffon Rives. 6 pointes sèches originales de Marc Gonthier. Pré publié en compagnie d'Apollinaire et de Salmon, chez Bernouard en 1919 avec des bois de Derain, ce long poème macabre a du être broché après coup comme en témoigne un feuillet qui a échappé au relieur. Autre bizarreté, le titre indique cinq et non six pointes sèches; en y regardant de plus près, nous avons remarqué qu'une des compositions, la deuxième, est en double (avec d'infimes différences d'état). Bonne provenance. Image visible sur site céleste.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Far Side of the World

      Collins A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1949. A very good+ book with one name to the front end-paper. In a very good unclipped wrapper with a few small chips to the edges and to spine. Complete with the rare 'Triple Choice' wrap-around band (loss to the rear flap of the band).Very rare with the band.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Love in a Cold Climate - with the rare wrap-around band

      A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1949. A very good+ book with one name to the front end-paper. In a very good unclipped wrapper with a few small chips to the edges and to spine. Complete with the rare 'Triple Choice' wrap-around band (loss to the rear flap of the band).Very rare with the band.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Way West

      William Sloane Associates New York: William Sloane Associates, 1949. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 340pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 1/4 blue cloth with gray paper covered boards, and a silver stamped title on the spine. Good only. The edges of the covers are rubbed and bumped, and the covers are a little bit warped. The spine is heavily faded. Slight darkening and soiling soiling to the top edge of the text block. There are several small light stains on the top edge of the text block as well. Yellowed pages. The dust jacket is in very good condition. Lightly rubbed, and very age-toned. The spine of the dust jacket is faded. The edges are mildly chipped, and have multiple small closed tears. The longest closed tear measures just under 1/2 of an inch long. There is a tiny open tear in the surface of the jacket's spine, near the head. The rear panel has minor soiling, and there are numerous light indented scratches on the front panel. Signed by Guthrie on the dedication page. This is the second volume in Pulitzer Prize-winner A. B. Guthrie, Jr.'s trilogy of the settling of the American West.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        A Z , ARTE D'OGGI diretto da MARIO BALLOCCO (dal numero 1 del 1 luglio 1949 al num. 10 del 7 dicembre 1950), Milano, Tip. figli di Luigi Baronio, 1949

      cm. 34,5 x 50 ,ogni fascicolo di 4 facciate con numerose foto ed immagini. MARIO BALLOCCO (1913-2008) è stato un importante protagonista dell'arte italiana del '900: Pittore astrattista con grandi contributi allo sviluppo del design, allilevo di Carpi a Brera negli anni '30, nel 1947 fu in Argentina a contatto anche con LUCIO FONTANA, Su questa straordinaria rivista AZ, da lui fondata nel 1949 ci sono importanti contributi di MUNARI. GIANCARLO MENOTTI, GIANCARLO BUZZI, GILLO DORFLES, FRANCESCO FLORA, DANIEL CATTON RICH, EUGENIO GENTILI, PIETRO REINA, LUIGI PESTALOZZA, RAFFELLO UBOLDI, GIANNI MONNET, GIORGIO DOLFINI, RENATO RIGHETTI, ROSSANA MASSOBRIO, LUIGI VERONESI, G.B. GEZZI, PIET MONDRIAN e tanti altri. Nel 1950 Ballocco fondò il gruppo ORIGINE e sugli ultimi numeri 9 e 10 ci sono specifici riferimenti. Questi 10 giornali sono assai rari ed alcune copie sono presenti anche alla recente mostra MACRO di Milano (ottobre 2010 - gennaio 2011) Vengono qui offerti in blocco a

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        The Asphalt Jungle

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Wear at the extremities. Creasing to the rear panel. Small chip at the top of the jacket spine. Price clipped. Previous owner bookplate on front pastedown. Signed by the author on the front endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        The Sheltering Sky

      New Directions, 1949-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. New York: New Directions, 1949. First Edition, First Printing, with no later printings stated on the copyright page. In an original dust jacket designed by Alvin Lustig. The book is 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 because the dust jackets from later printings are stated 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.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Zadkine Sculptures. Preface de Denys Chevalier.

      Guy Le Prat, Paris 1949 - One of 100 copies, with an original etching signed and numbered by Zadkine. 4to; 38pp; handsomely rebound in 3/4 red morocco and pastepaper over boards, gilt fillets, artist's name in gilt on panelled spine, marbled endpapers, original wrappers bound in, fine. A two-page essay accompanies the photos of noted sculpture, Ossip Zadkine's, work as well as the etching. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        Minute for Murder

      Harpers & Brothers, New York,, 1949. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to upper board and spine in red. With the dust jacket. Corners lightly bumped but an excellent copy in the little rubbed and frayed, price-clipped dust jacket. First US Edition, First Printing. With the author's double signed presentation inscription the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Descendants of Isaac & Rachel Wilson Photographic Pedigree (4 Volume Set with Amendment Volume)

      Middlesbrough, , England: Privately Published. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1949. Hardcover. 1296 pp. Index. Red leatherette hardcover binders. Filt lettering on the spine. Post binding. Consists of the 4 volume revision from 1949, the 1962 volume containing amendments, and the 1962 supplements (additions and corrections). Five volumes in all. Very heavy set. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Riverwash Books]
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        Paloma Picasso Book Purse

      - A woman's purse in the form of a book, manufactured in the 1980s. It is 10 inches wide, 7.5 inches tall, and 2.5 inches thick. Describing it as a book, it has soft brown leather covers and spine; the spine has six raised bands. The front cover has gilt decorative metal corner-pieces. All edges gilt. Two gilt cloth page markers appear along the upper margin at the spine. A matching leather strap, approximately 21 inches in length, encompasses the purse. The strap has a metal buckle similar to a belt, but this is decorative only. The purse opens when you unsnap the buckle from a gilt metal receptor on the strap. The reverse of the front cover is gilt plastic. The interior of the purse is composed of two compartments, one large, one small The compartments are of black leather with gilt trim. Stamped in gilt on the smaller compartment are the words "Made in Italy." The front of the purse has in small, gilt lettering: "Paloma Picasso." In its original black drawstring cloth bag, labeled "Paloma Picasso." In a red cardboard box similar to that used for shirts or blouses. Paloma Picasso is the professional name of Anna Paloma Picasso (born 1949), the daughter of Pablo Picasso and Francoise Gilot (a French painter and writer). Paloma is a fashion designer, best known for her jewelry designs and signature perfumes. A rare, brand-new, never been used item, sure to catch the eye and start conversations.

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Farmer Giles of Ham. [black letter:] Aegidii Ahenobarbi Julii Agricole de Hammo Domini de Domito Aule Draconarie Comitis Regni Minimi Regis et Basilea mira facinora et mirabilis exortus [roman:] in the vulgar tongue The Rise and Wonderful Adventures of Farmer Giles, Lord of Tame, Count of Worminghall and King of the Little Kingdom.

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1949 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and dragon design to upper board in blue. With the dust jacket, price-clipped, supplied from another copy. Spotting to fore edge and very occasionally to contents, partial browning to the endpapers but a very good copy in dust jacket. Illustrated by Pauline Diana Baynes. First edition, first impression, of Tolkien's comic mediaeval fable, set in a mythic Great Britain; presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription to the verso of the front free endpaper, "Fr. Cuthbert Donnelly from the author. J. R. R. Tolkien". The Catholic priest Fr William Cuthbert Donnelly, S.J., subsequently lodged the book in the Jesuit library at Heythrop Hall, Oxfordshire, where Tolkien's son John trained as a priest. In 1970 Heythrop College, which had its origins in the English Jesuit college at Louvain, moved from the hall to become a constituent college of the University of London, and the book was released from the library about that time. There is also a youthful ownership inscription at the head of the half-title (one Michael Pamber). Hammond & Anderson A4a.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Netochka Nezvanova. Traducción De Juan G. De Luaces. Ilustrada Con Diez Aguafuertes Originales Compuestos y Grabados Por Olga Sacharoff.

      Janés, Barcelona 1949 - 154 pp. Papel de hilo. Con 10 láminas, aguafuertes originales. Uno a color, iluminado a mano. Y, excepcionalmente, 2 láminas más, punta- seca originales, retrato del autor y "muchacha tumbada en la nieve". De un tiraje total de 110 ejemplares, el nuestro de colaborador. En rama, guardado en regia caja a media piel, con la lomera en formato libro, con nervios, florones y dos tejuelos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Diamond Lil

      New York: Sheridan House,, 1949. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and upper board in brown, top edge dyed brown. With the dust jacket. Spine ends worn, bumps and dampstain to corners, endpapers toned. A very good copy in the jacket that is a little rubbed and nicked along the edges with some dulling and light spots. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Walter Petrie, who brought to life for the third time the great Bowery Boss, Gus Jordan. Best wishes to the handsomest Gus, from 'Diamond Lil' and the author, Mae West". Walter Petrie played one of the male leads, Gus Jordan, alongside Mae West in several runs of the popular play Diamond Lil. Loosely inserted is a photograph of a poster for this production, with Petrie featured prominently in the cast list. This copy is a later printing; Diamond Lil was originally published in 1932.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Death of a Salesman

      New York: The Viking Press, 1949-05-18. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE IN FIRST ISSUE JACKET. New York: The Viking Press, 1949. 139 pp. First edition, first printing, first state in first issue jacket. (All first points present: stated "First published by the Viking Press, Inc. in March 1949" at top of copyright page with "American Book-Stratford Press" mention below; broken type on pg. 11 "solid"; faint blue top stain. First issue jacket has price of $2.50, photo of Miller on back flap, and the "S" in salesman passes the outer elbow of the man on the front panel. Additionally, date of "1949" on the title page has warped type on the "4" and broken type on the last "9," an interesting minor variant we can find no information about.)Condition: Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good dust jacket. Book itself in very nice shape. Clean pages. No inscriptions, marks, etc. Blank page after front end paper removed, with a bit of wear to inner edge of fep, else fine. Jacket presents quite well, small closed tear to top of front panel, wear along edges, a touch of sunning to yellow on spine panel, rubbed circle on back panel, price intact. Jacket is mylar-protected.A very nice copy.A handsome true first of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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        La Célestine, ou tragi-comédie de Calixte et Mélibée

      - Tres Belle Edition établi par MAURICE LALAU, Collaborateurs : MM. Raymond JACQUET pour la typographie, DURASSIER, COEUGNET et SORLIER pour l'impression des lithos originales en Couleurs. Les vignettes in-texte gravées sur bois par ROUILLET. MAQUETTE POUR LE CARTONNAGE SIGNEE MICHEL KIEFFER AUTEUR:Fernando de Rojas TITRE:La Célestine, ou tragi-comédie de Calixte et Mélibée LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:Les Bibliophiles de France 1949-1950, Exemplaire Imprimé spécialement pour M. Marcel TEXIER porte N 57 COLLATION: 2 tomes Complet 151 + 148 pages FORMAT: in4 32 x 25 cm RELIURE: En feuillet sous couverture rempliée et illustrée, sous chemise et emboitage assorti. La chemise et l' emboitage signés sur la planche MICHEL KIEFFER! ILLUSTRATIONS: Superbes lithographies en couleurs de Maurice Lalau ETAT: Livres en très bon état très frais et propres. dos des chemises cartonnées légèrement passés et frottés, les mors légèrement fendillé ( demeure solides). Emboitages très légèrement passés, solides en bon état. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME:La Célestine, ou tragi-comédie de Calixte et de Mélibée est une ?uvre en prose dont la première édition connue, comprenant 16 actes, a été éditée à Burgos en 1499 sous le voile de l?anonymat. En 1500, une nouvelle édition paraît à Tolède sous le titre Comédie de Calixte et de Mélibée. Enfin une version ultérieure augmentée de 5 actes est parue sous le titre Tragi-comédie de Calixte et de Mélibée. Cette oeuvre fut, après Don Quichotte, le livre espagnol le plus universellement diffusé. POIDS: 3300 gr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gribaudo Vandamme]
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        SEQUENZE, quaderni di cinema - 1949 - 1950 CONSISTENTE PARTE DI TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Parma, Maccari Cesare, 1949

      17 x 24. brossura, bs.. Straordinaria collezione fine anni '40, che analizza a fondo i vari settori della cultura cinematografica italiana e straniera. Il direttore era Luigi Malerba con il valido contributo del segretario Giuseppe Calzolari. Ogni fascicolo è arricchito da foto e disegni (anche di Maccari che ha illustrato anche alcune copertine). Tra i collaboratori, oltre ai curatori dei vari volumi monografici, firme assai autorevoli quali Sadoul, SALVATORE QUASIMODO, Lamberto Sechi, C. Alvaro, Antonioni, Pasinetti, Luchino Visconti, Marcel Carnè, Laurence Olivier, Luigi Chiarini, Von Stroheim, Corrado Terzi; poi vari registi del cinema europeo, ed ancora Massimo Mila, Roberto Paolella, Diego Fabbri, Antonio Covi, A. Arnoux, Cesare Zavattini, Bruno Barilli, Ungaretti, Pancrazi, Soldati ecc. ecc. Collezione dal fasc. 1 del settembre 1949 al fasc. 12 .di agosto 1950, come da dettaglio. Ogni volume è monografico. Fasc. 1 sett. '49 - Il colore del film (Guido Aristarco) pp.48 " 2 ott. '49 - I registi parlano del film (Malerba Luigi) pp. 48 (ristampa) " 3 nov. '49 - Il cinema sovietico - 1a parte (Glauco Viazzi) pp. 50 " 4 dic. '49 - Il cinema italiano del dopoguerra (Aristarco) pp. 50 " 5-6 genn- -feb '50 - Il film comico (Mario Verdone) pp. 80 " 7 marzo '50 - Cinema e cattolicesimo pp. 50 "8 apr. '50 - Nascita del cinema (Antonio Marchi) pp. 50 " 9 magg '50 - Letterato al cinema (Attilio Bertolucci) " 10 -11 giu-lug '50 - Il divismo (Fausto Montesanti) pp. 80 fasc. 12 ago '50 - Il cinema sovietico - 2a parte (Glauco Viazzi) pp. 50 E' uscito anche il numero " 13-14 genn-giugno 1951 - Il cinema educativo (Mario Verdone) pp. 60 Ultimo uscito CHE NON E' POSSEDUTO IN QUESTA RACCOLTA. La collezione viene offerta a

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        'Love In A Cold Climate' First UK Edition SIGNED

      A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in association with The Book Society in 1949. A very good+ (or better) book without inscriptions. SIGNED without dedication by the Author to the title page. In a very good unclipped wrapper which has a patch of loss to the front panel and some light internal strengthening. Rubbing and creasing to the edges. Some light loss to the corners. Exceptionally rare to find any copies of Mitford?s great work signed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Hero With A Thousand Faces

      New York: Pantheon Books, 1949. First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Light wear, near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips to the spine. Inscribed by the author, "To Barbara and Bill with love and joy in their return, Joe April 6, 1951." The recipients were the poets Barbara Howes and William Jay Smith, with their bookplate to the inside gutter. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice association copy of this classic work, that is uncommon signed. In his seminal work, Joseph Campbell explores the theory that important myths from around the world have survived for thousands of years all share a fundamental structure, which he called the monomyth. Campbell's theory has been consciously applied by a wide variety of modern writers and artists, among them the creator of Star Wars, George Lucas.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four. A Novel

      London: Secker & Warburg,, 1949. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in red, top edge dyed red. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. A little fading to ends of spine and edges of boards, a few light spots to edges of text block and endpapers, small spot to title page. An excellent copy in the rubbed jacket with some dampstain to the upper panel and chipping and creasing along the edges. First edition, first impression. Two versions of the dust jacket were issued, one green and one red, but there is no priority between them.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984]

      A first edition, first printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1949. A very good+ book with some light off-setting to boards. One name and date to the front endpaper. One tear to page 13. In a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some light restoration to the spine tips and to edges. A very nice example in the rare maroon dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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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. Housed in a white and light brown cloth slipcase. Cloth very lightly rubbed at ends of spine, small spot to tail of spine, contents faintly toned. An excellent copy in the fresh jacket that is very lightly rubbed at the extremities with slightly toned spine panel. First US edition, first impression, originally published in the UK in the same year. Copies of the UK and US first editions of Nineteen Eighty-Four 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, surviving copies in nice condition are uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Grand Prix Car 1906-1939

      England: Motor Racing Publications Limited , 1949. Book measures 11 1/4 x 8 7/8 inches.Weight 2.8kg.Collation, 419+1 pages, 46 plates.Bound in original publishers blue cloth. Cloth very lightly marked. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Dust jacket rubbed along edges, with some wear loss, long closed tear on top panel, a few short closed tears, some dust and dirt marking. Jacket in good condition.Internally, pages and illustrations in good clean condition throughout.A very nice clean copy, in rare dust jacket.A25 . First Edition. Very Good/Near Very Good. Illus. by L. C. Cresswell. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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      Doubleday & Co.,, Garden City: 1949 - First edition. Winner of the first National Book Award and made into the movie that resurrected Frank Sinatra's career. "Unrevised proofs" in tall, plain blue wraps with light-blue label printed in black. Measures 6 7/8 x 11 3/4"; last page number is "122" but pagination is double in that the pages are numbered "1A," "1B," and so on. A RARE ITEM, we know of only one other copy, which is in a University collection. A few minor scuffs and creases, otherwise near fine. Housed in a custom clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        To hell and back

      H. Holt, 1949-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1949: First Edition, First Printing with no statement of subsequent printings on the copyright page. In original dust jacket with price of $3.00 in tact, as well as the code THAB. In Good overall condition, though exhibiting some signs of use and age. Clean pages, lightly age toned. Offsetting to paste downs. The exterior shows bumped corners, wear, and light staining to the rear board. The jacket is tattered and rubbed, with tide marks to the rear.

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        Informative typed letter to his literary lawyer

      1949. unbound. Signed "G. Bernard Shaw", the playwright and critic discusses the contents of his will and control over the rights to his works. 1 page on personal letterhead with handwritten correction and signature in blue ink. 8" x 10". London, January 5, 1949. ... after consulting the Public Trustee... I have been careful to leave several annuities to old servants the residue to the British Museum, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the National Gallery of Ireland... I appoint no literary or other agents: the control of the rights by the P.T. is absolute: I can only recommend.... .Buckwheat still arrives. You seem to have ordered it permanently. For heaven's sake stop it: I have enough to outlast my utmost lifetime.

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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 green dust jacket. Spine and edges of boards a little faded. An excellent copy in the jacket that is lightly rubbed and a little creased along the edges with a few nicks and short splits. First edition, first impression. A very attractive copy, and uncommon in such a nice dust jacket. Two versions of the jacket were issued, one green and the other red, but there is no priority between them.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        'Nineteen Eighty-Four' First UK Edition 1949

      *Original maroon dust wrapper* A first edition, first printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1949. A very good book without inscriptions. Some spotting to the page edges with the original topstain intact. Some light spotting to the end-papers and prelims and a little speckling to the spine. In a very good+ wrapper (much better than is usually found) ? this, the rarer maroon dust wrapper. Some minor loss to the head of the spine and to corners. A neat archival repair to the inner hinge of the front panel and spine. A very attractive example of this title.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949-01-01. Advance Copy. Hardcover. Good. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949: Advance Review Copy, bound in grey wraps, and rare as such. Released in a small number prior to the release of the first American trade hardcover edition, and never truly commercially available. The copyright page bears the statement of "First American Edition". In Good overall condition with signs of use and age. Clean text; age toned pages. Previous owner details in ink to half-title page. Lean to spine, with reading creases and signs of use. Exterior shows sunning, wear and soiling, with a few small stray marks. Edge wear with chipping at spine corners. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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