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        Picasso lithographe. Préface de Jaime Sabartès. 4 volumes set. With 8 original lithographs.

      Monte Carlo, Andre Sauret, 1949-1964. - 32 x 24,5 cm. Kartoniert mit den Orig.-Umschlägen sowie den Cellophanumschlägen (sauber und gut erhalten). *Catalogue raisonnee / Werkverzeichnis der Lithographien (1919-1963) komplett in 4 Bänden. Volume I printed in 2500 copies (here No. 604): Tome I - Tome II (1947-1949) - Tome III (1949-1956) - Tome IV (1956-1963). Mit den 4 lith. Frontispices und 4 lith. Umschlägen, alles in guter Erhaltung. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 8000

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        Two Little Trains

      William R Scott 1949 - First Edition illustrated by Jean Charlot. "Made in U.S.A. Copyright MCMXLIX." Near Fine in price-clipped jacket with foxed front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action WITH Hole Injection in Germanium - Quantitative Studies and Filamentary Transistors WITH The Theory of P-n Junctions in Semiconductors and P-n Junction Transistors

      American Telephone and Telegraph Company, New York 1949 - First Edition. Two issues of the BSTJ April and July 1949. Both 8vo and publisher's original printed blue wrappers. Housed in a custom leather backed clam shell case. April 1949: [165]-334 pages. Ink stamp: "Property of the Telephone Systems Training Section" on front wrapper and first page. Spine lightly faded and also slanted, otherwise bright and clean internally. July 1949: 335-600 pages. Previous owner name (N. Aron) inked on front wrapper and marked on rear panel. Spine sunned, wear to the extremities especially the head/tail of the spine panel. Overall light browning to the wrappers. Wraps. Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956 "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect." Bardeen's paper on A-C impedance is found in the July issue, and work by Shockley et al on Hole Injection in Germanium (pp 344-366 ; planned to be included in Holes and Electrons) as well as his own article on the Theory of p-N junctions in Semiconductors (pp 435-489). The April issue contains "Physical Principles involved in Transistor Action" by Bardeen and Brattain (pp 239-277), "the first comprehensive report on the transistor". Together these key papers represent the discovery and initial work on the transistor, a seminal discovery in 20th century physics and the basis for most of today's electronics products.There are also other papers on the transistor and semi-conductors, and papers by other Bell System researchers. The Bell System Research Labs functioned as a rich incubator during this period, turning out key developments across many technologies. The Bell System Technical Journal is an important journal of record for research in electronics, physics, communications theory, and mathematics.Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, No. 450. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Poems.

      London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd,, 1949. 2 volumes, tall octavo. Original green cloth over bevelled boards, gilt lettered spines, author's monogram in gilt on front covers, top edges gilt. With the original slipcase. Photogravure portrait frontispieces of Yeats by Emery Walker after John Singer Sargent and Augustus John with tissue guards. Bookplates to front free endpapers. Spine of vol. 2 lightly faded, tips ever so slightly rubbed, occasional toning throughout, a few pages unopened. An excellent, bright copy. First and signed limited variorum edition, number 335 of 375 copies signed by the author, published by Macmillan as a Definitive Edition of his work, as stated in the prospectus, which is not found with this copy. The edition was personally overseen by Yeats's widow, George, the publisher Harold Macmillan, and the publisher's reader Thomas Mark. According to the prospectus, "For some time before his death [in 1939], W. B. Yeats was engaged in revising the text of this edition of his poems, of which he had corrected the proofs, and for which he had signed the special page to appear at the beginning of Volume I [the limitation sheet]". Yeats was, of course, a constant reviser of his work, which makes this definitive edition all the more important.

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        Two original portraits of Churchill painting, executed by his literary agent Emery Reves, one signed by Churchill

      La Pausa, France: , c. 1949. Two sheets of sketching paper (350 x 280 mm); one image portrait format, the other landscape.; along with two photographs of the signed portrait (305 x 230 mm) mounted on card; another copy of same (unmounted); photograph of portrait of Churchill smoking a cigar; two negatives for the above. In excellent condition. A very attractive original charcoal portrait of Churchill painting, signed by Churchill in the blank area above the image ("Winston S. Churchill"), signed by Reves lower left; with unfinished preliminary charcoal sketch of the same subject on verso. Reves's portrait is based on an unpublished photograph of Churchill painting en plein air, wearing broad-brimmed cowboy hat and long white "painting coat", seated in a wicker chair, protected from the sun by a tall screen and large umbrella. Reves has added detail to the background in the form of a line of trees and the outline of hills. It was executed while Churchill was staying at La Pausa, his "favourite South of France retreat from 1955 to 1960" (Roy Jenkins, Churchill, 2001, p. 509). La Pausa, some 15 miles east of Nice, was designed and built by Coco Chanel in the early '30s. In 1953 it was bought by Emery and Wendy Reves using the proceeds from the foreign-language rights, negotiated by Reves, for Churchill's The Second World War. "Life at La Pausa was idyllic. Churchill called the villa Pausaland and was to return there ten times, usually twice a year" (Martin Gilbert, ed., Winston Churchill and Emery Reves: Correspondence 1937-1964, 1997, p. 18). The unsigned landscape format pencil portrait – clearly executed by Reves - is based on the September 1948 photograph of Churchill painting the river Sorgue (near Aix-en-Provence) by Life magazine photographer Frank Scherschel. Painting was, of course, one of Churchill's great "escapes" and a haven from the spells of depression – his "black dogs" – that he suffered throughout his life. "Sir Winston himself has described (in Painting as a Pastime) how he turned to painting as a way of distracting a mind in turmoil with ideas, but without the means of acting upon them" (David Coombs, Churchill: His Paintings, 1967, p. 14). A number of Churchill's paintings are held at the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection at the Dallas Museum of Art. Provenance: from the collection of Churchill's literary agent Emery Reves (1904-1981). Reves had been instrumental in promoting Churchill's pre-War international profile by the world-wide syndication of many of his prophetic articles during the late 'thirties. Churchill biographer Jonathan Rose gives the background to their early association: "[At this time] Churchill was trying to disseminate his dissenting views as widely as possible, with the help of an indispensable agent. Emery Reves was a Hungarian Jew who in 1930 launched the Cooperation Press Service. Based in Berlin, he distributed articles by prominent politicians to publications outside their home countries. Within two years he had about a hundred political writers in his stable… publishing them in 400 newspapers in 70 nations. 'Naturally the organization was rather profitable,' he recalled… On 1 April 1933 Nazi stormtroopers attacked Jewish businesses throughout Germany, and Reves took the night train to Paris, where he opened a new office on the Champs-Eylsees. Reves was keen to recruit Churchill, and Austen Chamberlain set up a meeting on 25 February 1937 in Churchill's London flat at Morpeth Mansions. Having just emerged from his bath, Churchill was as skeptical as he was naked, so Reves handed him a fat folder of Austen's clippings. Promptly telephoning Lord Beaverbrook's office, Churchill was dismayed to learn that 'Chamberlain's articles are much more widely distributed than mine.' In June Churchill and Reves signed a contract, and the latter became the conduit for distributing Churchill's jeremiads against Hitler to Europe, the British Empire and the United States. A senior Foreign Office official urged Reves to stop – for in fact he was enabling Churchill to run around Neville Chamberlain's media blockade, with some assistance from the latter's half-brother. 'He was really in the political doghouse,' Reves remembered. 'Through my service he got on the front pages of the newspapers in twenty-five languages, with up to a fifteen, even twenty million circulation'" (The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor, Yale 2015, pp. 257-58). Their association blossomed again after the War when Reves negotiated the sale of the US rights for The Second World War, and purchased the international rights himself, selling serialization to twenty-seven newspapers across the globe and securing book rights in eleven European countries. Churchill said of this feat, "I am sure that no one could have done it except Reves, who buzzed around the world for nearly a year making contracts." They subsequently worked closely together on the book itself, Reves having what Martin Gilbert has described as "considerable editorial input". This pair of portraits has a superb provenance and highlights an association from a period in Churchill's life, when, out of public office after his resignation as Prime Minister in April 1955, he could relax in his beloved France in the company of what Roy Jenkins calls his "cosseting" companions, Wendy and Emery Reves.

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        After Two Years

      First edition, one of 25 numbered copies. 8vo., original wrappers. Anacapri, The Rosaio Press.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Le Deuxième Sexe [The Second Sex]

      Paris: Gallimard, 1949. 2 vols. 1st edition (in French). Copy "C" of 5 lettered sets (marked A to E) on vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre, undoubtedly de Beauvoir's private supply, and the book's rarest state by some geometric factor (the trade edition was 2,000). Contemporary (original?) 3/4 morocco by Henri Duhayon (the master binder of Nice), top edge gilt, others uncut, original wrappers bound in, morocco tipped wood grain slipcases. Fine. A book of the highest measure, and likely (unchallenged as) the best copy of it in the world. The first post-modern assaying of the female condition and a trial of patriarchal society, igniting the current, ongoing, incarnation of the women's movement, and encouraging any repressed appreciation of feminism to crawl out from under its hiding place. First, best, finest, rarest. Could one want more? Powerfully influential? That too. Fine.

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        Two original portraits of Churchill painting, executed by his literary agent Emery Reves, one signed by Churchill.

      La Pausa, France: c. 1949 - Two sheets of sketching paper (350 x 280 mm); one image portrait format, the other landscape.; along with two photographs of the signed portrait (305 x 230 mm) mounted on card; another copy of same (unmounted); photograph of portrait of Churchill smoking a cigar; two negatives for the above. In excellent condition. A very attractive original charcoal portrait of Churchill painting, signed by Churchill in the blank area above the image ("Winston S. Churchill"), signed by Reves lower left; with unfinished preliminary charcoal sketch of the same subject on verso. Reves's portrait is based on an unpublished photograph of Churchill painting en plein air, wearing broad-brimmed cowboy hat and long white "painting coat", seated in a wicker chair, protected from the sun by a tall screen and large umbrella. Reves has added detail to the background in the form of a line of trees and the outline of hills. It was executed while Churchill was staying at La Pausa, his "favourite South of France retreat from 1955 to 1960" (Roy Jenkins, Churchill, 2001, p. 509). La Pausa, some 15 miles east of Nice, was designed and built by Coco Chanel in the early '30s. In 1953 it was bought by Emery and Wendy Reves using the proceeds from the foreign-language rights, negotiated by Reves, for Churchill's The Second World War. "Life at La Pausa was idyllic. Churchill called the villa Pausaland and was to return there ten times, usually twice a year" (Martin Gilbert, ed., Winston Churchill and Emery Reves: Correspondence 1937-1964, 1997, p. 18). The unsigned landscape format pencil portrait – clearly executed by Reves - is based on the September 1948 photograph of Churchill painting the river Sorgue (near Aix-en-Provence) by Life magazine photographer Frank Scherschel. Painting was, of course, one of Churchill's great "escapes" and a haven from the spells of depression – his "black dogs" – that he suffered throughout his life. "Sir Winston himself has described (in Painting as a Pastime) how he turned to painting as a way of distracting a mind in turmoil with ideas, but without the means of acting upon them" (David Coombs, Churchill: His Paintings, 1967, p. 14). A number of Churchill's paintings are held at the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection at the Dallas Museum of Art. Provenance: from the collection of Churchill's literary agent Emery Reves (1904-1981). Reves had been instrumental in promoting Churchill's pre-War international profile by the world-wide syndication of many of his prophetic articles during the late 'thirties. Churchill biographer Jonathan Rose gives the background to their early association: "[At this time] Churchill was trying to disseminate his dissenting views as widely as possible, with the help of an indispensable agent. Emery Reves was a Hungarian Jew who in 1930 launched the Cooperation Press Service. Based in Berlin, he distributed articles by prominent politicians to publications outside their home countries. Within two years he had about a hundred political writers in his stable publishing them in 400 newspapers in 70 nations. 'Naturally the organization was rather profitable,' he recalled On 1 April 1933 Nazi stormtroopers attacked Jewish businesses throughout Germany, and Reves took the night train to Paris, where he opened a new office on the Champs-Eylsees. Reves was keen to recruit Churchill, and Austen Chamberlain set up a meeting on 25 February 1937 in Churchill's London flat at Morpeth Mansions. Having just emerged from his bath, Churchill was as skeptical as he was naked, so Reves handed him a fat folder of Austen's clippings. Promptly telephoning Lord Beaverbrook's office, Churchill was dismayed to learn that 'Chamberlain's articles are much more widely distributed than mine.' In June Churchill and Reves signed a contract, and the latter became the conduit for distributing Churchill's jeremiads against Hitler to Europe, the British Empire and the United States. A senior Foreign Office official urged Reves to stop – for [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le Char triomphal de l'antimoine.

      Paris: Éditions Hémispheres,, 1949. Small quarto. Quires loose in the original card jacket as issued, titles to spine and front. With 3 original etchings by Brauner, each numbered and signed by the artist. Bookplate of Adolphe de Milly; later collector's bookplate of Harry C. Goebel to blank following the half-title. Brief typed biography of Brauner tipped in to the same page. Clean tape reinforcement to head and tail of the jacket, some mild partial toning to covers, otherwise fine. First and limited edition, pre-publication presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title, "à Adolphe de Milly avec mon trés amical souvenir, Yvan Goll, Paris 11 avril 1949"; number 90 of 300 copies on Rives (from a total edition of 333). The colophon notes that "cet ouvrage a été achevé d'imprimeur le 15 Mai 1949". The recipient was a French-born writer, publisher, and cabaret owner who had worked with Goll on the New York-based French Resistance wartime newspaper, La Voix de France. Goll founded the Éditions Hémispheres in New York in 1943 to publish the works of surrealist writers exiled in the USA during Nazi occupation. This work is a collection of surrealist poems and illustrations of an occult nature, the title inspired by a 14th-century alchemical treatise by Basil Valentin. Brauner's etching represent the demons "Azoth", "Raziel", and the fascinating "Lilith", Adam's apocryphal first mate before Eve.

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        Magie der Schiene. Vorzugsausgabe mit einem Inkjet-Edeldruck und der Faksimile, einem Beiheft u. einer DVD.

      Gr.8, o. P. (8 Doppelbl. m. 12 ganzseit. u. 2 doppelblattgrossen Abb.) Beiheft 8 Bl., zahlr. teilw. farb Abb. 1 DVD, 1 Inkjet-Druck in Kassette., Faks.: Lose Doppelbl. in Brosch. m. Bauchbinde Beiheft (Broschur) und 1 DVD in Schuber. Alles in Kassette (41 x 31,5 cm) mit lose beiliegendem Inkjet-Edeldruck (40 x 30 cm)., Verlagsfrisch NEUERSCHEINUNG. Die Vorzugausgabe ist auf 10 röm. num. Exemplare limitiert und enthält einen Inkjet-Edeldruck (40 x 30 cm). Dieser ist ebenfalls signiert und num.Ein wichtiges Fotobuch und eine Ode auf die Dampfkraft! 60 Jahre nach dem Erscheinen des Originales.Mit einem Begleitheft (Werkschau und einem Essay) von René Teo Schlachter und einem Film von Phil Dänzer Magie aus der Dunkelkammer - Der Fotograf René Groebli, Zürich 2007Die Erstausgabe von Magie der Schiene, der Urform von Rail Magic, ist 1949, vor sechzig Jahren, erschienen. Es war damals eines von wenigen künstlerisch wirklich anspruchsvollen Fotobüchern mit einer eigenen Bildsprache, für welche das Verständnis erst zu keimen begann. Insofern steht diese Publikation als Meilenstein da und rechtfertigt darum den Nachdruck in der vorliegenden Form.Dass diese eigenwillige Bildsprache so lange Zeit benötigte, um verstanden zu werden, verwundert heute. Es ist diese Sprache, die in Groeblis facettenreichem Werk in jeder Phase sichtbar ist und die in jeder seiner Werkgruppen zum Ausdruck kommt.Kenner der Fotografie sammeln Arbeiten von René Groebli, weil sein Werk eine Konstanz in allen Bewertungskriterien aufweist, die auf diesem Niveau äusserst selten ist.Das überaus vielfältige Werk umfasst etliche Themengruppen, die mit ihrer Aussage der Zeit voraus waren. Groebli hat stets alle technischen Möglichkeiten mit grossem handwerklichem Können genutzt, wie zum Beispiel die Bewegungsunschärfe oder das Herausarbeiten von Kornstrukturen.

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        DOC SAVAGE 1949 WINT-RARE LATE ISSUE-HERO PULP VG

      Street and Smith 1949 - THE GREEN MASTER. Rare late issue. VG condition. Condition: VG

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        [Lot of 8 Popular Library Pulp Novel Cover Proofs]

      [New York]: Popular Library, [1949-1951]. Very good. Eight original cover proofs. Color lithograph on card. 2 also include rear cover graphics and text. Mild handling wear. Very good. Collection of eight original cover proofs from the Popular Library publishing company. Seven of the eight feature artwork attributed to prolific pulp cover artist Rudolf Belarski. The proofs appear identical to the published versions of each work. Titles include: FIND ME IN FIRE; SOME DAY I'LL KILL YOU; DEATH AND TAXES; LOVE HAS NO ALIBI; LADY IN PERIL; SOLDIERS' DAUGHTERS NEVER CRY (2 copies); and THE OLD BATTLE AX (above). An uncommon lot of process materials from one of the most prominent mid-20th Century pulp publishers, featuring the work of one of the genre's foremost cover artists.

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        Le Char triomphal de l'antimoine.

      Paris: Éditions Hémispheres, 1949 - Small quarto. Quires loose in the original card jacket as issued, titles to spine and front. Bookplate of Adolphe de Milly; later collector's bookplate of Harry C. Goebel to blank following the half-title. Brief typed biography of Brauner tipped in to the same page. Clean tape reinforcement to head and tail of the jacket, some mild partial toning to covers, otherwise fine. With 3 original etchings by Brauner, each numbered and signed by the artist. First and limited edition, pre-publication presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title, "à Adolphe de Milly avec mon trés amical souvenir, Yvan Goll, Paris 11 avril 1949"; number 90 of 300 copies on Rives (from a total edition of 333). The colophon notes that "cet ouvrage a été achevé d'imprimeur le 15 Mai 1949". The recipient was a French-born writer, publisher, and cabaret owner who had worked with Goll on the New York-based French Resistance wartime newspaper, La Voix de France. Goll founded the Éditions Hémispheres in New York in 1943 to publish the works of surrealist writers exiled in the USA during Nazi occupation. This work is a collection of surrealist poems and illustrations of an occult nature, the title inspired by a 14th-century alchemical treatise by Basil Valentin. Brauner's etching represent the demons "Azoth", "Raziel", and the fascinating "Lilith", Adam's apocryphal first mate before Eve. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Lyrics.

      1949 - First edition. 8vo., original red cloth. New York, Simon and Schuster. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper possibly to Ivor Novello, 'For Ivor with my best wishes Oscar'. An excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Original unpublished drawing, signed.

      1949. This fine finished drawing was intended for "Bartholomew and the Oobleck" (1949), but was not used. 12-1/2 Inches x 10-1/8 inches, black crayon on white wove paper, layout mark in blue pencil. Signed "Dr. Seuss"

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        I Capture the Castle

      London: William Heinemann LTD, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Publisher's blue cloth binding, with gilt stamping to spine. Very Good. Lightly dust soiled. Light shelf lean, spine cloth a bit faded, foxing to edge of page block. Previous owner gift inscription to front free end paper. Lavender top stain is vibrant. In a Very Good dust jacket with a bit of general wear, light edge wear, foxing to blank verso, and a vertical crease down the spine panel. A much nicer than average survival of this notoriously fragile dust jacket.

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        Johnny Allegro.

      Hollywood, Calif.: Columbia, 1949.(). Color poster. Mounted on linen. One sheet. B- Condition. Director: Ted Tetzlaff. Writing credits (in alphabetical order): Karen DeWolf, Guy Endore, James Edward Grant (story). Cast: (in credits order) George Raft, Johnny Allegro, Nina Foch, Glenda Chapman.

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        TRAVELS IN ARABIA DESERTA, With an Introduction by T. E. Lawrence

      London Jonathan Cape 1949 - 2 volumes. First edition, second issue of the 1936 "New and Definitive Edition" with the introduction by T. E. Lawrence and the prefaces to the first through third editions. Portrait frontispiece in first volume, maps, plans, and collotype plates including large fold-out maps at the inside of the rear covers of both volumes. 4to, publisher’s original brown cloth, the spines with bold gilt lettering. 674; 696 pp. An especially fine, handsome and clean set indeed, this edition is rarely found so due to the war standards. THE DEFINITIVE EDITION, UNCOMMON IN SUCH FINE CONDITION. ARABIA DESERTA is perhaps one of the best-known classics of exploration and travel. Few writers of any genre have worked such magic or mischief on the English language as Doughty. He disapproved of Victorian style, and mingled his own with Chaucerian and Elizabethan English and Arabic. But whatever the style, the result is perhaps the finest book on Arabia ever written. We will let another Arabist, Lawrence, speak on Doughty's behalf: "I have talked the book over with many travellers, and we are agreed that here you have all the desert, its hills and plains, the lava fields, the villages, the tents, the men and animals. They are told of to the life, with words and phrases fitted to them so perfectly that one cannot dissociate them in memory. It is the true Arabia, the land with its smells and dirt, as well as its nobility and freedom. There is no sentiment, nothing merely picturesque, that most common failing of oriental travel-books. Doughty's completeness is devastating. There is nothing we would take away, little we could add. He took all Arabia for his province, and has left to his successors only the poor part of specialists. We may write books on parts of the desert or some of the history of it; but there can never be another picture of the whole, in our time, because here it is all said." (- from the Introduction). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tintin:Le Temple du Soleil,édition originale

      1949 - Dos,plats,coins,gouttière,coiffes très bien conservés,4e plat B3,édition originale de 1949,dos jaune,2 symboles incas jaunes en page de titre,très bel état d'ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Human Action: A Treatise on Economics

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing of the Austrian School economist's magnum opus. 889 p. Grey cloth with black lettering on spine. Good condition. Sturdy binding. Lacks dust jacket. A few underlines and notes in the introduction, the rest of the text is clean. Spine foxed with a few small stains, thin tear near head. A few nicks and scrapes to cloth. Former owner's name and address on fep. Scarce.

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        Human Action - A Treatise on Economics

      Yale University Press, New Haven, CT 1949 - First edition, first printing. Not ex-lib. Boards are worn and bumped at corners, spine ends worn and chipped, general signs of wear on boards and spine. Discoloration to bottom text block, does not extend to interior pages. Binding is nice and strong, interior very clean without markings, highlights, previous owner signature, etc. A solid, sound copy of von Mises' magnum opus, serving as a foundation for the Austrian School of economics. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        My Vacations

      [New York?]: Privately printed, 1949. First edition. Illustrated with photographs. x, [2], 180 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original red cloth, black spine label. Fine in cream printed dust jacket. First edition. Illustrated with photographs. x, [2], 180 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed "To Ethel & Dick Derby with the affectionate regards of Henry L. Stimson." Henry Lewis Stimson (1867-1950) grew up in New York City, went to Andover and Yale, and practiced law in Manhattan, but throughout a distinguished public career he never lost his early love for the outdoors. He became Secretary of War under Taft, Governor of the Philippines, Hoover's Secretary of State, and FDR's Secretary of War during WWII, and his vacations, as noted herein, were active ones. There was swimming, tennis, golf, deep-sea fishing (there is a charming photograph of Stimson and his wife fishing from a launch in the Philippines), and twenty years of fox hunting (during which time a total of two foxes were killed-Stimson believed that both had been turned loose by some other hunt and were strangers to the country). There was also a brief period of mountain climbing, during which Stimson acquitted himself well enough to be made an honorary member of the Alpine Club of London, and a life-long practice and enjoyment of riding. But Stimson's major recreation, particularly in the early years, was big-game shooting in the American West, a region he deeply loved. From the time he shot his first bear-in 1886 as a Yale undergraduate-he was an enthusiastic hunter and an expert shot, bagging moose, elk, caribou, black bear, sheep, goats, deer and British stags. Apart from the bear, most were taken with a light single-shot Winchester, and among these lively memoirs of his hunting experiences are interesting discussions of various guns and ammunition. He was a longtime member of The Boone and Crockett Club. This book is rare and rarer still in DUST JACKET. Heller 1:379; Biscotti p. 421. Not in Bruns, Wetzel

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. First American edition of Orwell's classic dystopian novel. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Caricature of Orwell on the rear panel by George Holland. An exceptional example, uncommon in this condition. Written while Orwell suffered severely from tuberculosis and published shortly before the disease claimed his life, the novel is a work "of hectic, devilish, claustrophobic intensity... nightmarish in the telling" (Clute & Nicholls, 896). In 2005, the novel was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. Named as one of Modern Library 100 Best Novels of the twentieth century. "It is quite simply a novel which has changed the world" (Pringle, 100 Best Science Fiction Novels 1). Fenwick A12a. Connolly 99. Anatomy of Wonder II:838. 100 Most Influential Books 93.

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        Mural-Scrolls [Mural Scrolls]

      New York: Katzenbach and Warren, Inc. 1949. RARE PORTFOLIO WITH ORIGINAL SILKSCREENS by Matisse, Calder, Miro, and Matta. A rare complete sample book created by Katzenbach and Warren, Inc. in 1949 to promote an intended limited series of large scrolls by the artists. The series of large scrolls never materialized although a handful were completed, generally for people associated with the project.

Although relatively large, (12 x 18 inches including the burlap mount), the silkscreens in this collection are reduced versions of the intended larger scrolls (six to ten feet in length and four to six feet wide). 

Printed on canvas and mounted on burlap, the four silkscreens show exquisite depth of color and rich texture. Includes: "A Piece of My Workshop" by Calder; "Arbre en Fleur" by Matisse, "Sun-Dice" by Matta, and "El Sol" by Miro. The Matisse and Miro prints have a small stamp "MS" (for "Mural-Scrolls", as issued).With introduction by James Thrall Soby and statements by each of the artists. New York: Katzenbach and Warren, Inc., 1949. Folio, original spiral-bound color boards; housed in an exquisite box by noted book designer Sjoerd Hofstra. Rear board neatly detached (but holding securely under the added mylar jacket); a few abrasions to boards. Tape residue to both inside covers (as in all copies we've seen), offsetting to last page of text (as always). A little paste action and burlap impression to Matisse. A stunning set, with the silkscreen colors remarkably bright. RARE.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Sheltering Sky

      New Directions 1949 - New Directions, New York. 1949. 1st U.S. edition. First printing. Very fine condition and dust jacket. Like new. Original buff cloth. Very tight spine. Sticker from prior owner inside front cover. No markings. No wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peacock Publishing e.g. Judith Simmons]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. First American edition of Orwell's classic dystopian novel. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Caricature of Orwell on the rear panel by George Holland. An exceptional example, uncommon in this condition. Written while Orwell suffered severely from tuberculosis and published shortly before the disease claimed his life, the novel is a work "of hectic, devilish, claustrophobic intensity... nightmarish in the telling" (Clute & Nicholls, 896). In 2005, the novel was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. Named as one of Modern Library 100 Best Novels of the twentieth century. "It is quite simply a novel which has changed the world" (Pringle, 100 Best Science Fiction Novels 1). Fenwick A12a. Connolly 99. Anatomy of Wonder II:838. 100 Most Influential Books 93.

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        The Sheltering Sky

      London: John Lehmann, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition. (This, the British edition, preceded all others.) 304 p. Good+ condition. Former owner's name on free front end paper. Cloth sunned along edges, spine cocked and sunned with foxing. Foxing to fore edge as well. One of only 4,000 copies printed. Bowles' epic first novel, a keystone of Beat literature, in its sought-after original British publication. Named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923-2005.

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        OPERE

      SANSONI, FIRENZE 1949 - ITALIANO Notevole volume in cartone lievemente usurato al dorso superiore ed inferiore. Carte di guardia e controguardia in diverso materiale cartaceo, verde pastello. Pagine molto fini, leggere, bianche, pulite. Tagli bruniti da umidità. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,99 euro.

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        L'Édition Belge

      La Revue INDUSTRIE, Mars 1949 - WorldCat: Libraries worldwide that own item: 3. Illustrated. Geographic: Vlaanderen General Info: Overdruk uit: Industrie; Mars 1949. Other Titles: Industrie. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Aux jardins du père. Elégie. Eaux-fortes de Milous Bonny.

      Genève, Pierre Cailler pour "les amis des graveurs et des poètes" 1949 - 39x29 cm. 23 p.n.ch., avec 10 gravures dont 3 en pleine page. Broché, couverture rempliée en feuilles. Edition originale. No. 44/50 sur papier d'isle de France de chiffon à la main. Seul papier, signé par l'éditeur. - un des dernier publications de Pierre-Louis Matthey (1893 - 1970) qui s'arrêt d'écrire en 1955. "Dandy fortuné, maitre du verbe ciselé, au lyrisme souverain, annonciateur du surréalisme, considéré comme l'un des plus grand poètes romands" (Nicollier, Dict. des écrivains Suisses vol. 2,570) - Emile Pierre Bonny (1913 - 1974) de Lausanne formé e.a. par Henri Bischoff et Violette Diserens soutenu par Othon Friesz, René Auberjonois et Pablo Picasso (KLS 114). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Samara.

      Jonathan Cape, London., 1949. First edition. Octavo. 206 pages. The author's very scarce first novel, an adventure story set in French North Africa. Presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author to the American humourist and author, S.J. Perelman: "Norman Lewis - this was the first & most hesitant attempt of the above Explorer of Exotic milieux - Sid Perelman's copy." Perelman was instrumental in getting the whole of Norman Lewis's The Honoured Society serialised in the New Yorker.Very good indeed in very good price-clipped dustwrapper, designed by Hans Tisdall, tanned and a little defective at head and tail of spine and a little torn, nicked and creased at the edges.

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        The Lottery

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (First state with the "fs" logo on the copyright page. Jacket has correct first issue price of $2.75 and correct back panel and flap info: "Farrar, Straus Company/ 53 East 34th Street, New York 16, N. Y.") 306 p. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Offsetting to end papers, cloth is bit grubby, worn at tips. Jacket has some chips missing along edges,scratch on front panel, small piece of archival mending tissue on verso near foot, price intact. A nice copy.

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        Les Illuminations

      1949. LÉGER, Fernand. Les Illuminations. By Arthur Rimbaud, with a preface by Henry Miller. Illustrated with 15 original lithographs by Fernand Léger, of which 12 are hand-coloured by pochoir or freehand. Folio, loose as issued in original wrappers in a recent half morocco chemise and slipcase. Lausanne: Grosclaude, 1949. |~||~||~||~||~| A fine copy of this important book by Leger. The plates were coloured using stencils and freehand, and the number of plates coloured and the colours differ from copy to copy. In this copy twelve of the plates are coloured, which is the maximum number possible, since three of the plates were never coloured. This is one of the edition 25 copies on Velin teinte lourd, accompanied by the suite on Chine, in black and white. This copy does not contain the original gouache, but does contain additional coloured copies of the lithographs, apres le deluge and phrases, both annotated bon a tirer and signed in pencil by Léger, as well as a third plate in black and white also annotated and signed.. The total edition is 395 copies. The colophon is also signed by Fernand Léger as well as the publisher. Saphire. Fernand Leger: the Complete Graphic Work. 24-38.

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        Signed 1949 Photograph of Winston Churchill with a presentation letter from from his longtime friend and assistant, Eddie Marsh

      - This is a large, signed and dated, silver gelatin photograph featuring Winston Churchill from the lower torso up, in overcoat and bowler hat, standing before a microphone, speaking in an unidentified outdoor setting. This is a large photo, measuring 9.375 inches x 7.5 inches (24 cm x 19 cm) with an attached, signed mount extending an additional 2.75 inches (7 cm) below the image. The signature, in black ink in two lines, reads: "Winston S. Churchill | 1949". The affixed signature mount is age-toned, but Churchill's signature remains crisp and clear, with no spreading or fading of the ink. Provenance is provided by an accompanying holograph presentation letter on plain gray stationery. The letter bears the address "86 Walton St. SW3" and is dated "Nov 4th 1949". The letter reads: "Dear Sir, | I have great pleasure in sending | you this autograph of Mr. Churchill, | which Mr. Mark Gibbon told me | you would like to have. I am | afraid it has been a long time coming, | but as you know he is a very busy | man! | With kind regards | Yours very truly | Edward Marsh". Inked in a different hand at the top left corner of the letter is "Rec. 15.XI.49" indicating that the letter and photo were received eleven days after it is dated. It seems abundantly clear from both the photo itself and the accompanying presentation letter that the signature is original to the photograph. Thin, carefully applied tape affixed to the perimeter of the verso of the photo and the border between photo and signature mount gives every appearance of being original, evidenced by the telltale differential toning to the signature mount consonant with the tape. Condition of the photograph is excellent, with no appreciable creases, soiling, wear, or toning. The letter is affixed to a heavy piece of cardstock. The identity of the photo and letter recipient is unknown. The man who wrote the letter and conveyed the photo is, of course, quite well known. Sir Edward Howard "Eddie" Marsh (1872-1953) was Churchill's close friend and long-time assistant. In 1905, when Churchill chose Marsh as his Private Secretary, Marsh was "an obscure clerk in the West African Department" and Winston Churchill the newly appointed Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies. At the time, Marsh recalled in his memoirs "I had still not imagined that we could ever have anything in common." (Gilbert, II, pp.110-11) Nonetheless, this appointment became the basis of a lifelong friendship. Marsh "remained at his side in every Cabinet post he held for the next twenty-five years." (Gilbert, VIII, p.794) At the time this photograph was signed, Marsh had recently been helping edit Churchill's Second World War memoirs, "work on Volume 3 having advanced by the beginning of November to the verge of completion". (Gilbert, VIII, pp.494-5) In 1949, Churchill was not just writing history, but still trying to make it as well. Having done so much to win the war, Churchill faced frustration of his postwar plans when his wartime government fell to Labour in the General Election of July 1945. In 1949, Churchill was still Leader of the Opposition and would remain so until the October 1951 General Election, when Churchill’s Conservatives outpaced Labour, returning Churchill to 10 Downing Street for his second and final premiership. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Les Sculptures de Picasso

      Paris: Les Editions du Chêne 1949 - First Edition. Quarto. Illustrated with 216 black and white plates of Brassai's images of Picasso's sculpture. Former owner's brief signature to the front pastedown, light shelf wear, else a vibrant near fine copy with remnants of the original glassine, lightly spotted card slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, ABAA]
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        Magie der Schiene. Fotos Rene Groebli. Gedicht Albert Ehrismann.

      Zürich. Kubus-Verlag. 1949 - Auflage: Insgesamt 1000 Exemplare. 24 x 18 cm. 8 lose Bögen. OKarton-Mappe mit OBauchbinde. Mappe am Rücken etwas nachgedunkelt und gering knitterspurig. Am Kapital minimal bestoßen, Bauchbinde mit wenigen Einrissen. Insgesamt gutes bis noch sehr gutes Exemplar des empfindlichen Bandes. Vorsatz mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung von Rene Groebli an Wendelin Jung in grüner Tinte, datiert Zürich 11. März 1950, signiert Rene G. Eines von 700 nummerierten Exemplaren mit deutschem Begleittext (es erschienen weitere 300 Exemplare in Englisch) von Hans Ulrich Gasser und einem Gedicht von Albert Ehrismann sowie mit 14 Aufnahmen von Rene Groebli, hier die Nummer 324. Tiefdruck von Frederic Wahli, Lausanne; Buchdruck von Imprimerie Centrale, Lausanne; Papier von Papierfabrik Landquart, Landquart. Tafeln und Text sind in losen Bögen eingelegt. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Querido - Frank Hermann]
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        Hong Kong South Sheet. Hong Kong North Sheet. G.S.G.S. 3961.

      Reprinted from HIND 1015 Mar 1946 edition by War Office.1949. 2 large folded colour maps of the Hong Kong and surrounding region. Scale 1:80,000. South Sheet 75 x 101, folded 50.5 x 37.5cm. North Sheet 76 x 104.5, folded 38.1 x 52cm. Both maps in very good condition. These large detailed maps show a very different Hong Kong and the New Territories from that of today. Most of the area of the map shows a rural world with only Chung Wan or Victoria and a relatively small section of Kowloon urbanised. The key further emphasises this indicating villages, hamlets & buildings; roads, jeepable tracks; animal tracks, footpaths etc. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159576).

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        A writer's notebook

      Doubleday & Company 1949 - - Doubleday & Company, New York 1949, 16x24,5cm, reliure de l'éditeur sous étui. - Edition originale américaine, un des 1000 exemplaires numérotés et signés par Somerset Maugham. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage rouge, dos lisse, tête dorée, étui comportant des accrocs sur les coupes conservé. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Original American edition, one of the 1000 numbered and signed by Somerset Maugham . Binding of the publisher in full red cardboard, smooth back, golden head, case with snags on the retained cuts. Pleasant copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Judaica

      1949. Rare Edition in Hebrew: <I>“Emile Zola / J’Accuse / 1898.”</I> Hardcover, 92 pages, 6” x 9.5”. Jerusalem: Bialik Foundation, 1949. Soiled front and back free-endpapers, damaged spine. Uncut. No dust jacket. Bound between pages39 and 40 is a folded, four page, 10” x 13.5” reprint of the January 13, 1898 issue of the French newspaper <I>“L’Aurore”</I> with Zola’s <I>“J’Accuse...!”</I> letter to French President Felix Faure on the front page, in fine condition. Seven page <I>“Prologue”</I> by Leon Blum, signed by him in facsimile. Except for spine, in very good condition.<br /><br />From “The Palestine Post,” September 30, 1949: “The Jewish Agency, through its Bialik Foundation, has repaid a debt due by all Jewry to Emile Zola in republishing in facsimile the issue of ‘L’Aurore,’ the newspaper containing his history-making article ‘J’Accuse....!’ 50 years after its explosive appearance in the midst of the Dreyfus affair ... It is fitting that it should be given anew to the generation which, by creating the State of Israel, has struck the most effective blow against the anti-Semitism which Zola fought so resoundingly. At the same time, the fact that the volume containing the reprint was prepared for publication last January but could not be issued till now owing to the siege conditions in Jerusalem early this year might well be taken as symbolic of the fact that vigilance must never be relaxed. The commemorative volume which being published by the Bialik Foundation, is naturally in Hebrew, contains a preface specially contributed by M. Leon Blum, who as a young lawyer took part in the preparation of the defence for Zola in the subsequent trial. Two translations of ‘J’Accuse....!’, one newly made by Itzhak Shenberg and one by A.A. Rakovsky in 1898, provide an instructive contrast between the fluid Hebrew of today and the stilted phraseology of then. There follows an appraisal by Mr. Benzion Dinaburg of the historic effects of Zola’s article, and a chronological record of the Dreyfus affair. The whole has been produced with the good paper, good print and general good taste that have come to be expected of the Bialik Foundation’s publications.”<br /><br />Alfred Dreyfus (1859-1935), a Jewish French army officer, was accused of selling military secrets to the German military attaché. Convicted of treason in 1894 despite his protests of innocence and flimsy evidence, Dreyfus was imprisoned on Devil's Island. French novelist Emile Zola (1840-1902), who was Jewish, wrote a scathing letter to French President Felix Faure beginning “J'Accuse” which was published on the front page of the French newspaper “L’Aurore” on January 13, 1898. His letter led to an investigation which proved that the papers on which Dreyfus had been convicted were forged. Lieutenant Colonel Georges Picquart had found evidence that Major E.F. Esterhazy had engaged in espionage, not Dreyfus, and it was Esterhazy's handwriting that was found on the evidence incriminating Dreyfus. Instead of remedying the injustice, Picquart was removed from his post and the French staged anti-Semitic riots. Dreyfus, however, was given a second trial, and, although he was again found guilty, received a pardon from French President Emile Loubet who had succeeded Faure in 1899. Following yet another trial in which he tried to clear his name, in 1906, Dreyfus’ original conviction was finally set aside and he was restored to his rank and awarded the Legion of Honor.<br /><br />The Dreyfus Affair brought Leon Blum (1872-1950) into politics. Campaigning as a Dreyfusard brought him into contact with socialist leader Jean Jaures whom he greatly admired. He began writing for the socialist daily newspaper and eventually joined the Socialist Party. Blum became France’s first Socialist and first Jewish Prime Minister, serving from 1936-1937 and March-April 1938. In 1940, after the fall of France, he was arrested by the Vichy government and indicted on charges of war guilt. Blum was freed by U.S. forces from a German concentration camp in May 1945. From December 1946 to January 1947 he headed a caretaker government, pending the election of the first President of the Fourth Republic. Leon Blum died six months after this book was published.<br />

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