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        COMPLETE POEMS OF ROBERT FROST 1949

      Henry Holt (1949), New York - Frost's essay "The Figure A Poem Makes" serves as an introduction to this volume. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front endpaper to the designer of the book, Maurice Serle Kaplan: "with thanks for the/fine book he has made me/Robert Frost/November 1949/New York." Some fading to the cloth, mostly at the spine which also has a dampstain at the lower rear corner. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. Superb Association Copy [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Les Sculptures de Picasso

      Paris: Les Editions du Chêne, 1949. 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.. First Edition. Quarto. Illustrated with 216 black and white plates of Brassai's images of Picasso's sculpture.

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        The Sheltering Sky

      New York: New Directions, 1949. Author's first book, basis for the 1990 Bernardo Bertolucci film starring Debra Winger and John Malkovich. Fine and unread in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Jacket with a touch of nicking to the extremities, and a tiny closed tear to the front panel, repaired with cello tape on the verso. Flap folds with some cracking, unrepaired. Bowles' first novel, which follows Port Moresby and his wife Kit's harrowing Saharan travels after WWII, established his literary reputation and is considered a landmark of 20th century literature. In his 1949 New York Times review of the novel, Tennessee Williams described it as "a chronicle of startling adventure against a background of the Sahara and the Arab-populated regions of the African Continent... In this external aspect the novel is an account of startling adventure. In its interior aspect, "The Sheltering Sky" is an allegory of the spiritual adventure of the fully conscious person into modern experience...a first-rate story of adventure by a really first-rate writer" (Williams). Modern Library Best 100 Novels in English. Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. Fine in Very Good + dust jacket.

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        The Dreams UNCORRECTED PROOF

      London: Jonathan Cape. Good with no dust jacket. 1949. Uncorrected Proof. Paperback. Sandy-ish coloured paper wraps printed in black to the front and back covers only. Dusty covers, with some edgewear and splits to the spine (now repaired). Also the covers have some light creases and a few marks. Page fore-edges dust ingrained and with a few small spots - brown and pink. Internally page corners were curled/creased, and the top of the first blank endpaper and the top of the title page both have a repaired tear - but no loss. One small closed tear further inside but apart from those repairs, the text block is generally very clean with no inscriptions, and is otherwise unmarked. Interestingly this Proof is DATED 1949 - and although most proofs are sent out pre-publication - the fact that this actually bears the printed date "First Published 1949", would indicate that it was going to be published in 1949 and not in 1950 when it was finally published. A scarce novel, the last of three by an author whose work often teetered on the border of Kafkaesque fantasy. Friedl Benedikt was a German Jew who fled first to France, and then England before the war, along with Elias Canetti with whom she had both a personal and professional relationship. She died at the age of 37 in 1953 in Paris. A Very Scarce Title and particularly so with the date anomoly. See Images. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

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        We Were Strangers.

      Hollywood, Calif.: Columbia, 1949.(). Color poster. Mounted on linen. One sheet. B condition. Director: John Huston. Writing credits: (in alphabetical order) John Huston, Robert Sylvester (novel Rough Sketch), Peter Viertel. Cast: (in credits order, complete, awaiting verification) Jennifer Jones, China Valdez, John Garfield, Tony Fenner, Pedro Armendáriz, Armando Ariete. They were strangers, until this film came along!

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        THE STORY OF THE TRAPP FAMILY SINGERS [SIGNED BY TRAPP FAMILY MEMBERS] [TWO COPIES]

      New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1949 (1951/1976). First Editions, Tenth Printing; Twenty-Sixth Printing. 8vos., 2 books. 309pp.; VG; mild soiling; strong bindings; the tenth printing has no dust jacket gray spine with red lettering, dedication and signatures on ffep by six members of the Trapp family, (Agathe, Werner, Johanna, Rosmarie, Eleonore, and Hedwig); twenty-sixth printing has the dust jacket, red spine with white lettering, some fading to spine, and is signed flat on ffep by Maria von Trapp; text and paper clean with a few photographs, including one of the Villa Trapp in Austria; tiny drawings at the end of chapters; TM consignment; shelved in Case # 5. Dupont.

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        Thieves' Highway. (Movie Poster)

      20th Century Fox. Hollywood, CA. 1949. - One-sheet color silk-screen poster, 40 x 30 ½ inches, for the 1949 20th Century-Fox film "Thieves Highway" starring Rochard Conte, Lee J. Cobb and Valentine Cortese. The film was directed by Jules Dassin and written by A. I. Bezzerides. A drama of revenge, the film follows the machinations of a war veteran, Nick Garos, employed as a truck driver hauling California produce. Complications involve the crooked produce dealer who is out to cheat him as well as the two women in his life, his fiancà Polly, and the amoral Rica. The poster, extremely scarce and in very good condition, was the product of Western Poster Company, San Francisco. It is a striking graphic, bold in design and color, a worthy addition to a motion picture film noir archive.

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        Rah Norten. Der Eroberer des Weltalls

      Ive Steen/Freder van Holk: RAH NORTEN. Der Eroberer des Weltalls Band 1 - 20 (alles erschienene) (1949/1950) je 62 Seiten Umfang, Originalbroschur mit farbig illustrierten Einbänden, Bielmannen Verlag, München. Erste und einzige Auflage. Zustand 1 - 2 (nur Band 9 und 20 Zustand 2-) Band 4 einige Seiten oben mit Fleck am Rand Band 1, 18 und 20 mit kleinen Namensstempel auf Titel.

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company 1949 - 8vo., tan cloth lettered in red and black; dust jacket, with extremities slightly rubbed. First American edition. A handsome copy of Orwell's frightening masterpiece. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Dau al Set. Los Sueños. Junio de 1949

      Barcelona, Dau al Set 1949 - 4 páginas. 25 x 17,5 cm. Texto de Juan Eduardo Cirlot. Dibujos de Modest Cuixart.

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        I Capture the Castle

      William Heinemann LTD. 1949 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Glaube und Heimat. Jahrgänge 1 (1949) - 68 (2016). (fast komplett!) Rundbrief der Böhmerwaldseelsorger an ihre heimatvertriebenen Pfarrkinder. - Monatsschrift der Heimatvertriebenen des Böhmerwaldes

      Hardcover / Softcover Fast vollständige Sammlung der Vertriebenenpublikation "Glaube und Heimat". Es fehlt ausschließlich Heft 1 (1949). Ehem. Archivex., teilw. mit Stempel. Jge 1949 - 2006 gebunden, spätere Jge als Aparthefte. Einzelhefte teilw. leicht berieben. Papierbedingte Seitennachdunkelung v.a. bei älteren Jg. Insgesamt guter bis sehr guter, gepflegter Zustand. Aufgrund des hohen Gewichts zusätzliche Versandkosten ins Ausland, bitte setzen Sie sich vorab mit uns in Verbindung. mbx sdx

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bookfarm]
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        époque néerlandaise. préface jean arp.

      Amsterdam, éditions duwaer, 1949. 32 x 24 cm. 5 folding leaves, 25 leaves with tipped-in illustrations in cover, 6 folding leaves in original dust jacket and crystal paper. Typography Vordemberge-Gildewart. Printed in black, grey and red in 300 numbered copies. First edition. Folded illustration of p. 23 slightly sticking together, otherwise a fine copy.l This copy is nr. 180, with a handwritten, signed dedication in Dutch by the artist under the colophon to Herman van den Eerenbeemt, dated 'Amsterdam 2 October 1950'. Van den Eerenbeemt (1890-1951), besides being an author, was manager of Van Munster publishing house. On this October day Van den Eerenbeemt speeched at the opening of the exhibition of mural paintings by Vordemberge-Gildewart in the prestigious store of De Bijenkorf. Resplendent and luxurious edition, the second and last volume of the 'éditions duwaer', in modern typography without capitals, with many examples (in colors or in black-and-white) of the constructivist art of Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart (1899-1962).

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        Earth Abides

      New York: Random House(1949). 1st edition/1st printing (stated), Random House, 1949. F/F. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Named in Pringle Science Fiction as one of 'The 100 Best Novels' and winner of the 1951 International Fantasy Award for best novel. Included in Locus Magazine's list of best All Time Science Fiction in 1987 and 1998 and a nominee to be entered into the Prometheus Hall of Fame. Fine, clean, straight and unread book with no soiling or handwriting in it other than the author's signature, and the binding and page edges are both in great condition. The binding is a medium blue cloth with a darker blue quarter panel for the spine with silver gilt lettering on the spine, with publisher's blue upper page edges. On the front end page there is small area of felt-more-than-seen surface rubbing (perhaps where an owner's bookplate was removed?). The original price intact dustjacket is also Fine - crisp, clean and unfaded with 1 very tiny flap fold edge nick. No tears, chips or fading.A rather utopian, post-apocalyptic future after the world is almost depopulated by a plague, where over 3 generations the survivors decide how much of modern civilization is relevant to the world they now inhabit. Still the most comprehensive viewpoint and best written approach to a post-apocalyptic world. Stephen King says this book was an inspiration for him in writing "The Stand."; 8-1/4 x 5-5/8"; 373 pages; Signed by Author, 10, 20, 24, F/F

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        THE EVERGREEN TALES, OR TALES FOR THE AGELESS

      New York: Limited Editions Club(1949-1952). The complete 15 volume set in 5 red paper-covered slicases, small folio (8" x 12"), in various full color linen bindings. Includes "Hansel & Gretel," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "The Ugly Duckling," "Pandora's Box," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Beauty and the Beast," "The Story of Aladdin," "The Three Bears," and seven others. All illustrations are in color with some hand-colored and some ORIGINAL COLOR LITHOGRAPHS. Each is copy #216 of 2500 or 2000 numbered copies with many of the copies signed by the illustrators and/or the editor. The editor has SIGNED nine of the volumes. Illustrators who have SIGNED are Fritz Eichenberg, Everett Gee Jackson, Edward Ardizzone, Rafaello Busoni, Robert Lawson, and Ervine Metzl. Arthur Szyk and Fritz Kredel have not signed. Scarce to find a complete set, especially with all volumes having the same number and in this condition., Hardcover, Near Fine in Near Fine slipcases

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        PARALLÈLEMENT.

      Georges Guillot, Paris, 1949 - Georges Guillot, Paris, 1949 1 volume in-folio (33,5 x 27 cm) de 105-(1) pages et 15 pointes sèches de Mariette Lydis. Reliure plein maroquin anthracite mosaïqué sur les deux plats de barres parallèles noires et rouges entrecroisées (reliure allusive), dos à quatre faux-nerfs, doublure et gardes de moire rouge sang, tête dorée, relié sur brochure, couvertures conservées. La reliure n’est pas signée mais de très bonne facture. Dos de la reliure passé uniformément viré au marron. Intérieur parfait. Tirage à 565 exemplaires. Celui-ci un des exemplaires sur Rives blanc à la forme comprenant l’état définitif en noir relié dans le volume, avec en plus 5 planches non retenues inédites et une suite en noir des 15 pointes sèches de l'ouvrage. La superbe suite de pointes sèches de Mariette Lydis illustre parfaitement les poésies de Verlaine. On y trouve un érotisme délicat et la gravité nécessaire aux textes sombres de l’auteur. Superbe exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        UN ERRORE GIUDIZIARIO MARTIN PAZ

      TORINO: CHIANTORE, 1949. IED. RILEGATO. BUONO. 14 20. AI QUATTRO VENTI USATO

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        Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Volumes 1-58

      Amsterdam (latterly, Blaricum, Roosendaal, Rotterdam, Ouderkerk aan den Ijssel), Menno Hertzberger (latterly, Van Gendt & Co.; Koninklijke Van Poll; Sound & Vision Publishers in co-operation with the Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam), 1949-2001; 2010. Fifty-eight volumes (28 cm), as issued, uniformly bound in publisher's cloth, printed dust jackets. - A near-complete set of the Hollstein Dutch & Flemish series, comprising volumes 1 through 58 (Louis Abry - Anthony van Zylvelt). Lacking is a series of eleven volumes on the Wierix Family (vols. 59-71, published 2003-2007) and the Index to volumes I-LXXI (published 2010); these are obtainable from Sound & Vision Publishers, priced €465 per volume. At the time of writing (February 2014), twenty-nine volumes of this series (vols. 1-17, 20-26, 30-32, 34, 36) have passed out of print. Opportunities to obtain the early volumes in uniformly fine condition are becoming rare. ¶ Dust jackets on the earlier volumes spotted (spines only), chipped, some small losses; otherwise an exceptionally fresh set with few signs of use. Provenance: Maria Conradt (Das Bücherkabinett, Hamburg), sale by Zisska & Kistner, Auktion 30, Munich, 28-31 October 1997, lot 2324 (vols. 1-41, 44-46); the publishers (vols. 42-43, 47-58). [Volume 1] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Abry - Berchem;(28 cm), (8) 280 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Prefaces by J.G. Van Gelder and M.J. Friedländer. Includes Louis Abry (1643-1720), Willem Basse (1613-1672), Abraham Cornelisz Begeijn (1630-1697), Cornelis Pietersz Bega (1631-1664), Nicholaes Pietersz Berchem (1620-1683).[Volume 2] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Berckheyde - Bodding;(28 cm), (4) 268 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Gerrit Adriaensz. Berckheyde (1638-1698), Balthasar Florisz Berkenrode (1591-1654), Cornelius Florisz Berkenrode (1608-1635), Floris Baltesersz van Berkenrode (1563-1616), the Bloemaert family, Jakob Christof Le Blon (1667-1741), Michel Le Blon (1587-1656), Abraham Blooteling (1640-1690).[Volume 3] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Boekhorst - Brueghel;(28 cm), (4) 312 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Johan Boekhorst (1605-1668), Jan Brueghel I (1568-1625), Pieter Bruegel I (1520-1574).[Volume 4] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Brun - Coques;(28 cm), (4) 232 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Frans Brun (1622-1653), Abraham de Bruyn (1535-1592), Nicolaes de Bruyn (1571-1656), Jan Theodor de Bry (1561-1623), Theodor de Bry (1528-1598), Willem Buytewech (1586-1629), Aert Claeszoon (1498-1564), Hieronymus Cock (1505-1575), Pieter Coecke van Aelst I (1502-1550), the Collaert family, Dirck Volckertsz Coornhert (1522-1590).[Volume 5] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Cornelisz - Dou;(28 cm), (4) 272 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen (1465-1538), Cornelis Cort (1528-1583), Frans Crabbe van Espleghem (1475-1557), Lievin Cruyl (1640-1720), Willem Jacobsz Delff (1580-1638), Gerard Dou (1613-1675).[Volume 6] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Douffet - Floris;(28 cm), (4) 256 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Karel Dujardin (1622-1678), Cornelis Dusart (1660-1704), Anton van Dyck (1599-1641), Adam Elsheimer (1578-1610), Allart van Everdingen (1621-1675), Jeremias Falck (1614-1682), Cornelis Floris II (1514-1575), Frans Floris I (1519-1570), Jacob Floris (1524-1581).[Volume 7] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Fouceel - Gole;(28 cm), (4) 240 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes [Jan] Fouceel (17th century), Simon Wynouts Frisius (1575-1634), the Galle family, Marcus Gheeraerts I (1521-1604), the De Gheyn family, Jacob Gole (1660-1737).[Volume 8] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Goltzius - Heemskerck;(28 cm), (4) 248 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617), Hubert Goltzius (1526-1583), Jacob Goltzius (1530-1614), Julius Goltzius (1545-1600), Nicholas Walraven van Haeften (1658-1720), Albert van Haelwegh (1605-1682), Egbert van Heemskerck I (1619-1709), Egbert van Heemskerck II (1640-1749), Maarten van Heemskerck (1498-1574).[Volume 9] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Heer - Kuyl;(28 cm), (4) 276 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Gerrit Adriaensz de Heer (1605-1665), Frans Hogenberg (1535-1595), Nicolas Hogenberg (1495-1544), the Hondius family, Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708), Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678), Gysbert van der Kuyl (1620-1678).[Volume 10] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. L'Admiral - Lucas van Leyden;(28 cm), (4) 244 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Johannes L'Admiral (1699-1773), Pieter Pietersz Lastman (1583-1633), Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533).[Volume 11] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Leyster - Matteus;(28 cm), (4) 268 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Judith Leyster (1604-1665), Jan Lievens (1607-1674), Jan Luyken (1649-1712), Cornelis Massys (1510-1557), Jacob Matham (1571-1631), Theodor (Dirk) Matham (1605-1676), Cornelis Matteus (fl. 1637-1656).[Volume 12] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Masters and monogrammists of the 15th century;(28 cm), (4) 280 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes the work of 27 artists signing with a monogram.[Volume 13] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Monogrammists of the 16th and 17th century;(28 cm), (4) 231 (1) pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Monogrammist A (1594-1604), and 123 other artists signing with a monogram.[Volume 14] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Meer - Ossenbeeck;(28 cm), (4) 212 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Jan van der Meer, de Jonghe (1656-1705), Carel de Moor (1656-1738), the Muller family, Gilles Neyts (1618-1692), Pieter Nolpe (1613-1653), Jan Ossenbeeck (1619-1679).[Volume 15] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Van Ostade - De Passe;(28 cm), (4) 296 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Adriaen van Ostade (1610-1685), Egbert van Panderen (1576-1622), Willem Panneels (1595-1637), Crispin de Passe I (1560-1642).[Volume 16] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. De Passe (continued);(28 cm), (4) 220 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Preface by K.G. Boon. Includes Crispin de Passe I (1560-1642), Crispin de Passe II (1592-1675), Magdalena van de Passe (1600-1638), Simon de Passe (1595-1647), Willem de Passe (1598-1637).[Volume 17] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Andries Pauli (Pauwels) to Johannes Rem;(28 cm), (2) 308 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Andries Pauli I (1600-1639), Pieter Perret (1555-1639), Reinier van Persyn (1609-1673), Paulus Pontius (1603-1658), Claes Pouwelsz (1595-1655), Crispyn van den Queborn (1604-1652), Johannes Rem (1567-1620).[Volume 18] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Rembrandt van Rijn : Text;(28 cm), xiv, 203 (3) pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Catalogue of prints by Rembrandt (1606-1669): 399 entries, including doubtful and rejected prints.[Volume 19] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Rembrandt van Rijn : Plates;(28 cm), xiii (1), 316 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket.[Volume 20] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Constantin Daniel van Renesse to Geraert van Ryssen;(28 cm), 216 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Constantijn Daniel à Renesse (1626-1680), Roeland Roghman (1627-1692), Pieter Pauwels Rubens (1577-1640), Jan Ruijscher (1620-1680), Jacob Isaacksz Ruisdael (1628-1682), Geraert van Ryssen (fl. 1610).[Volume 21] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Aegidius Sadeler to Raphael Sadeler II : Text;(28 cm), 298 pp., illustrations. Errata slip loosely inserted. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Egidius Sadeler II (1570-1629), Johann Sadeler I (1550-1600), Johann Sadeler II (1588-1665), Justus Sadeler (1583-1620), Marcus Christoph Sadeler (1614-1650), Philipp Sadeler (1595-1655), Raphael Sadeler I (1560-1632), Raphael Sadeler II (1584-1632).[Volume 22] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Aegidius Sadeler to Raphael Sadeler II : Plates;(28 cm), 236 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket.[Volume 23] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Jan Saenredam to Roelandt Savery;(28 cm), (2) 223 (1) pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Jan Pietersz Saenredam (1560-1612), Pieter Jansz Saenredam (1597-1665), the Saftleven family, Anthonis Sallaert (1585-1663), Jacob Savery I (1560-1608), Jacob Savery III (1617-1666), Roelant Savery (1576-1639).[Volume 24] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Salomon Savery to Gillis van Scheyndel;(28 cm), (2) 256 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Salomon Savery (1594-1678), Bernard van Scheyndel (1601-1700), Gillis van Scheyndel (1617-1684).[Volume 25] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Pieter Schenck;(28 cm), 328 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Catalogue of prints by Pieter Schenk I (1660-1713): 986 by, not including maps, 1,068 etchings published by, 15 prints attributed to.[Volume 26] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. François Schillemans to J. Seuler;(28 cm), 256 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Frans Schillemans (1570-1625), Adriaan Schoonebeeck (1653-1719), Peter Ludwig van Schuppen (1627-1702), Cornelis Schut I (1597-1655), Pieter Hendricksz Schut (1618-1660), Hercules Seghers (1589-1638), Pieter Serwouters (1586-1657), J. Seuler (1688-1698).[Volume 27] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Christoffel van Sichem I to Herman Specht;(28 cm), 244 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Christoffel van Sichem I (1546-1624), Christoffel van Sichem II (1577-1658), Christoffel van Sichem III (1618-1659), Christoffel van Sichem IV (1642-1695), Johannes van Somer (c. 1645-after 1699), Paul van Somer II (1644-1699), Caspar Specht (1652-1713), Herman Specht (1626-1644).[Volume 28] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Louis Spirinx to M. Suys;(28 cm), 262 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Louis Spirinx (1596-1669), Franciscus van der Steen (1620-1677), Stopendael family, Lambert Suavius (1505-1579), Jonas Suyderhoef (1608-1691), M. Suys (1653-1663).[Volume 29] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Samuel de Swaef to Jan Thesing;(28 cm), 214 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Samuel de Swaef (1597-1636), Willem Swanenburgh (1576-1617), Herman van Swanevelt (1595-1660), Jan Swart van Groningen (1517-1563), Michiel Sweerts (1618-1664), Willem Swidde (1655-1702), David Teniers II (1610-1690), Jan Thesing (1601-1800).[Volume 30] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Cornelis Anthonisz T(h)eunissen to Johannes den Uyl;(28 cm), 270 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Cornelis Antoniszoon (1494-1558), Theodor van Thulden (1606-1669), Guillaume Tielt (1605-1658), Jan van Troyen (1605-1655), Lucas van Uden (1595-1673), Jan Jansz den Uyl (1624-1670).[Volume 31] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Jan van der Vaart to Gerard Valck;(28 cm), 292 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Jan van der Vaart (1647-1721), Lodewyk de Vadder (1605-1655), Wallerant Vaillant (1623-1677), Gerard Valck (1651-1726).[Volume 32] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Petrus Valck to Esaias van de Velde;(28 cm), 299 (1) pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Pieter Valck (1570-1589), Werner van den Valckert (1580-1627), Valdor (Waldor) family, Van Veen family, Adriaen van de Velde (1636-1672), Esaias van de Velde I (1587-1630).[Volume 33] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Jan van de Velde II to Dirk Vellert;(28 cm), 209 (1) pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Jan van de Velde II (1588-1646), Jan van de Velde IV (1605-1691), Rombout van de Velde (1640-1650), Dirk Jacobsz. Vellert (1506-1549).[Volume 34] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Jan van de Velde II : Plates;(28 cm), 260 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket.[Volume 35] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Adriaen van de Venne to Johannes Verkolje I;(28 cm), 258 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Adriaen Pietersz van de Venne (1589-1662), the Verbiest family, Adriaen Hendricksz Verboom (1623-1675), Jan Verkolje I (1650-1693).[Volume 36] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Claudius Vermeulen to Paulus Willemsz van Vianen;(28 cm), 260 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Claudius Vermeulen (1683-1693), Cornelis Vermeulen (1639-1714), Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen (1500-1559), Jan van Vianen (1655-1731), Paulus Paulusz. van Vianen II (1602-1657), Paulus Willemsz. van Vianen I (1565-1618).[Volume 37] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. David Vinck(e)boons to Hendrik Visjager;(28 cm), 275 (1) pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes David Vinckeboons I (1576-1633) and family, Van der Vinne family, Hendrik Visjager (17th century).[Volume 38] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Claes Jansz Visscher to Claes Claesz Visscher II (Nicolaes Visscher II) : Text;(28 cm), 289 (1) pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Claes Jansz Visscher (1586-1652), Claes Claesz. I Visscher (1618-1679), Claes Claesz. II Visscher (1649-1702).[Volume 39] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Claes Jansz Visscher to Claes Claesz Visscher II (Nicolaes Visscher II) : Plates;(28 cm), 244 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket.[Volume 40] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Cornelis de Visscher, Cornelis Visscher, Hendrick Jansz Visscher, Lambert Visscher;(28 cm), 249 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Cornelis Visscher (1628-1658), Hendrick Jansz. Visscher (1646-1653), Lambert Visscher (1626-1696).[Volume 41] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Johannes [de] Visscher to Robert van Voerst;(28 cm), 268 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Jan de Visscher (1633-1692), Jan Joris van Vliet (1605-1642), Robert van Voerst (1597-1636).[Volume 42] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Alexander Voet I to Anthonie de Vos;(28 cm), 211 (1) pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Alexander Voet I (1608-1695), Alexander Voet II (1630-1700), Lucas Vorsterman II (1624-1666), Anth. de Vos (1670-1692).[Volume 43] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Lucas Vorsterman I;(28 cm), 249 (1) pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Catalogue of prints by Lucas Vorsterman I (1595-1675): 220 by, 7 doubtful, 4 in the manner of, 40 rejected, 1 after, 2 drawings not executed as prints.[Volume 44] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Maarten de Vos : Text;(28 cm), 336 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Catalogue of prints by Maarten de Vos (1532-1603): 1598 by, 3 rejected, 25 unlocated.[Volume 45] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Maarten de Vos : Plates, part 1;(28 cm), 250 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket.[Volume 46] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Maarten de Vos : Plates, part 2;(28 cm), 263 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket.[Volume 47] Hollstein's Dutch Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Vredeman de Vries : Part l : 1555-1571;(28 cm), 292 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Catalogue of prints by Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527-1606): 592 prints by, 4 rejected, 1 unlocated. Also describes prints produced by his son, Paul Vredeman de Vries (1567-1630): 39 by, additional 31 in conjunction with Hans Vredeman de Vries.[Volume 48] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Vredeman de Vries : Part 2 : 1572-1630;(28 cm), 294 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket.[Volume 49] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Cornelis de Vos to Aert van Waes;(28 cm), 298 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Cornelis de Vos (1584-1651), Jan de Vos II (1615-1683), Peter de Vos II (1549-1564), Simon de Vos (1603-1676), Sebastian Vrancx (1573-1647), Johannes Baptista I Vrints (1547-1616), De Wael family, Aert van Waes (1615-1669).[Volume 50] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Antoni Waterloo;(28 cm), 336 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Catalogue of prints by Anthonie Waterloo (1610-1690): 139 by, 7 rejected, 1 unlocated.[Volume 51] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Isaac van Waesberge to Jean de Weert;(28 cm), 301 (3) pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Isaac van Waesberge (1633-1655), Peter Warnersz. van Kampen (?-1583), Coenrad Waumans (1619-1675), Adriaan de Weerdt (1505-1595), Jakob de Weert (1569-1605), Jean de Weert (fl. 1625).[Volume 52] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Nicolaus de Wees to Hendrick Winter;(28 cm), viii (4) 299 (5) pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Nicolaus de Wees (1660-1670), Anthonie de Winter (1652-1707).[Volume 53] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Frederick de Wit to Lieven de Witte;(28 cm), viii (4), 308 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Frederick de Wit (1629-1706), Jan Witdoeck (1610-1647), Nicolaes Cornelisz Witsen (1641-1717), Lieven de Witte (1498-1583).[Volume 54] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450 1700. Gaspar Adriaensz. van Wittel to Moyses van Wtenbrouck;(28 cm), xi (1), 262 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Gaspar Adriaensz van Wittel (1652-1736), Frans Wouters (1612-1659), Gomar Wouters (1644-1701), Moysesz van Uyttenbroeck (1595-1653).[Volume 55] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Joachim Wtewael to Frans van den Wyngaerde;(28 cm), xi (1), 282 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes Joachim Antonisz Wtewael (1561-1643), Paulus Wtewael (1550-1611), Antoon van den Wyngaerde (1520-1576), Frans van den Wyngaerde (1614-1679).[Volume 56] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Reinier Zeeman : Part 1;(28 cm), xxv (1), 250 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Catalogue of prints by Reinier Nooms Zeeman (1618-1672): 148 prints by, 2 doubtful, 14 after, 2 unlocated, 5 rejected.[Volume 57] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. Reinier Zeeman : Part 2;(28 cm), (8) 308 (2) pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket.[Volume 58] Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings & woodcuts 1450-1700. I. Wyngaerden to Anthony van Zylvelt [end of series];(28 cm), xi (1), 286 pp., illustrations. Publisher's cloth, printed dust jacket. - Includes I. Wyngaerden (1661-1674), Hendrik Winter (1615-1682), Paul de Zetter (1595-1672), Anthony van Zylvelt (1638-1700).

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        The Flavor of Man

      The Young Friends Movement of the Philadelphia Yearly Meetings, Philadelphia 1949 - First edition. Octavo. 32pp. Stapled printed wrappers. Small ink date on front wrap, tiny crease on the corner of one leaf, a tiny spot, and modest age-toning on the wrappers, very good or better. Toomer's third and final "book", a lecture delivered to a Quaker youth group. The first edition is very uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ANNIE ALLEN

      Harper & Row (1949), New York - Author's second book and the first book by an African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author in 1994 to a noted bookseller and all-around great guy. Beautiful Review Copy in dustwrapper with slip laid in. Fine in Fine dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Plaza de Toros de Valencia.

      Valencia, Espana: 1949.(). Color lithograph. 105 x 54 cm. Printed by Ortego, Valencia. Exhibits 2 (repaired) tears in the lower margin, folding creases (1 vert. ctr, 3 horiz.) with 2 small (<1 cm) holes in center of image; else VG mounted on linen.

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        Tijd en mens. Tijdschrift van de nieuwe generatie.

      Mechelen e.a., 1949-1955. 23 nummers in 19 delen. In fraaie linnen overslagdoos (Binderij Phoenix). 27 x 18 x 12 cm. Complete set met prospectus. Met omslagen van o.a. Pierre Alechinsky (5), Hugo Claus (9/10), Jan Cox (11/12), Corneille (14), Tajiri (15), Asger Jorn (21/22) en Wifredo Lam (23). Zeer goede tot fraaie exemplaren (penaantekeningen achterop nummer 2, enkele ruggen en omslagen iets geschaafd, met name nummer 7).l Volledige set van dit zeldzame tijdschrift, dat van grote betekenis was voor zijn generatie van kunstenaars. De nummers 2 en 13 hebben bovendien een handgeschreven, gesigneerd opdrachtje van Louis Paul Boon aan 'George' en in het eerste nummer van de derde jaargang (= nummer 13) ligt een zeldzaam prospectus. Hugo Claus was van het begin tot het eind lid van de redactie, met uitzondering van nr. 8, toen door een coup van Remy C. Van de Kerckhove de redacteuren tijdelijk waren gedegradeerd tot 'vaste medewerkers'. Dat nummer bevat overigens wel een lang gedicht van Claus. Deze fraaie en complete set Tijd en Mens is afkomstig van de postbode Georges Arys, boekenverzamelaar en politiek broeder van Boon.

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        Le désert des tartares

      first edition of the French translation for which it was not taken from large papers, one of the review copies service. Rare and pleasing complete copy of his prayer to insert. Robert Laffont Paris 1949 12x19cm broché

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        Aux jardins du Père. Elégie.

      Genève, Pierre Cailler (coll. "Les Amis des Graveurs et des Poètes"), 1949. - In-folio, non paginé. Edition originale tirée à 50 exemplaires numérotés sur "papier d'Isle de France de chiffon à la main" (seul tirage avec quelques exemplaires hors commerce). Illustré de 10 eaux-fortes originales de Milous Bonny. Signé par l'éditeur à la justification. Très bel exemplaire. en feuilles, sous couverture imprimée rempliée. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        GLUCK [Initialed, With signed postcard and letter by Hesse]

      Montaglona: Privately Published, 1949. First edition. Chapbook with signed postcard; VG; Some rubbing to the edges, light bumping; Corners slightly creased; Postcard and letter in excellent shape with some creasing on upper edge; Postcard signed "H. Hesse" and chapbook initialed H.H.; Very Scarce; 27 pages, letter and postcard. Shelved in Autograph album case 0. Dupont.

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        I pirati della Malesia

      Andrea Viglongo & C. Editori, TORINO 1949 - ITALIANO Volume brossurato in cartoncino flessibile. Copertina illustrata in entrambi i piatti. Pagine in buono stato, con leggere bruniture, come ai tagli. Numerose illustrazioni fuori testo di Domenico Natoli. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A writer's notebook

      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. Doubleday & Company New York 1949 16x24,5cm reliure de l'éditeur sous étui

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        Paramythes. Übersetzt aus dem Deutschen von Robert Valencay.

      12 Blatt mit 9 Abbildungen von Max Ernst 4, Kartoniert Einband sauber und frisch. Französische Ausgabe der 1949 in "The Coplay Galleries", Beverley Hills und 1955 in der Galerie "Der Spiegel" in Köln erschienenen Veröffentlichung in 1000 numerierten Exemplaren. Hier die Nummer 328. Auf dem Titel vom Übersetzer Robert Valencay "Rene Bertele" persönlich gewidmet und zusätzlich von Max Ernst signiert. In dieser Ausführung sonst nicht zu finden.

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        [Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered:] 1-40 § 42-45

      Paris, Georges Heilbrun, 1949-1976. Forty-four volumes (21 cm), in publisher's wrappers, as issued - A nearly complete set of the "Nouvelle série" of Heilbrun's catalogues, lacking just one of the 45 issued (Catalogue 41: Collection des éditions populaires de Victor Hugo, issued 1974). A catalogue with provisional title "Quelques livres du XVe au XIXe siècle, remarquables par la topographie" was announced in catalogues 44 and 45 as forthcoming, but it never appeared. Heilbrun's previous, "Première série" was short, ceasing after just two catalogues (1: Livres anciens et romantiques, 1931; 2: Livres anciens et romantiques, [1933-1934]). For publication dates and other details, see Roger E. Stoddard, "'More valuable to us than all the books in the world': Georges Heilbrun and his Harvard Library friends" in Gazette of the Grolier Club 47 (1995-1996), pp.25-31. "Future historians of the antiquarian booktrade will find that the traces of Georges Heilbrun's activities have been deeply etched" (from an obituary by H. de la Fontaine Verwey, in Quaerendo, volume 7, 1977, pp.376-377); cf. obituary by Anthony Hobson, in The Book Collector, Winter 1977, pp.569-571. Long runs of Heilbrun catalogues are notoriously difficult to procure. Paul Breman offered 37 catalogues in 1994 (his Catalogue 164, item 31); a comparable set (33 catalogues) was offered by Jammes in 1993 (Catalogue 264, item 418, FF3500). ¶ Very good copies: a few covers lightly dust-soiled; some covers with the catalogue number in pencil on upper cover. [Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 1] Livres anciens et modernes [other title:] Editions originales anciennes et modernes, Incunables, Livres illustrés du XVIe au XX siècle, Gastronomie, Sciences, Voyages;(21 cm), 40 pp., illustrations. 500 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. - The two most valuable books are the 1480 Treviso Dionysius Halicarnaseus (item 257, FF45,000) from the library of Johannes Protzer, emptus 1493 (returned to the market in the Oswald Seilern sale, Christie's, London, 26 March 2003, lot 55); and the 1479 Paris Sallust printed "Au Soufflet Vert" (item 261, FF50,000) bound by Simier (now Pierpont Morgan Library, 47567).[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 2] Verlaine;(21 cm), 44 pp., 3 leaves of plates, illustrations. 267 items. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - includes a "Note sur les reliures d'Huser" (Georges Huser, b. 1879).[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 3] Livres rares;(21 cm), 102 pp., illustrations. 442 items. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Ink annotation "c. 1950" on wrapper.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 4] Éditions originales anciennes et modernes : quelques autographes littéraires : provenant en partie de la bibliothèque d'un amateur;(21 cm), 186 pp., illustrations. 1156 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 5] Éditions originales anciennes et modernes d'auteurs français et étrangers : Littérature. Philosophie. Sciences. Quelques documents historiques. Autographes littéraires;(21 cm), 84 pp., illustrations. 381 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 6] Éditions originales anciennes et modernes d'auteurs français et étrangers : Autographes littéraires (Supplément au catalogue 5);(21 cm), 24 pp., illustrations. Items 382-483; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Pencil annotation "Paru le 12 mars 1953".[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 7] Livres rares : Livres illustrés du 15e au 19e siècle, Emblèmes : Livres de Fêtes, Incunables : Typographie, Impressions rares : Chasse, Gastronomie, Musique, Médecine et sciences anciennes, Navigation et Voyages;(21 cm), 68 pp., illustrations. 252 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 8] Éditions originales anciennes et modernes : Livres rares sur l'histoire des sciences et des voyages : Livres espagnols;(21 cm), 67 (1) pp., illustrations. 359 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Pencil annotations on cover[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 9] Livres illustrés du XIIIe au XXe siècle;(21 cm), 75 (1) pp., illustrations (including I in colour, tipped to p.3). 167 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 1, FF550,000) a Latin Bible written c. 1225 (ex-André Hachette, his sale in Paris, 16 December 1953, lot 3); and (item 16, FF275,000) a manuscript of Charles Bonin's translation of Saint Jerome's letter to the widow Furia, written on vellum and illuminated c. 1500, for Anne de Polignac (with Lardanchet in 1966; returned to the market in 2014 with Les Enluminures).[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 10] Editions originales : Littérature : Histoire des sciences : Ronsard, Montaigne, Descartes, Pascal, Corneille, Molière, Racine, Diderot, Voltaire, et des auteurs du 19e siècle, aérostation, livres sur les métiers : Atlas, géographie, voyages;(21 cm), 63 (1) pp., illustrations. 245 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 75, FF600,000) a French binding by (Etienne Roffet?) for an owner using the motto on "Je scay que dieu / doulx me sera" (later with W.H. Schab, Catalogue 24, 1958, item 137).[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 11] Livres rares : Manuscrits, Livres illustrés du 15e au 18e siècle : Reliures : Éditions originales : Histoire des Sciences et des Métiers : Géographie et Voyages;(21 cm), 71 (1) pp., illustrations (some in 2 colours). 202 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 12] Livres anciennes d'histoire de l'art : Critique d'art : Vie des artistes : Techniques : Archéologie : Collections et expositions : Muséographie : Livres de perspective et d'anatomie à l'usage des artistes : Guides touristiques : Livres sur la gravure;(21 cm), 63 (1) pp., illustrations. 416 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 13] Livres de botanique [other title:] Livres de fleurs du 15e au 19e siècle : Histoire de la botanique : Agronomie : Livres sur les jardins;(21 cm), [87 (1) pp., illustrations. 387 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 250, FF120,000) five of the original pear wood blocks for Mattioli's herbal (first used in Prague in 1562). The blocks were acquired by the French botanist, Henri Louis Duhamel de Monceau (1700-1782), who used 154 of them to illustrate his Traité des Arbres et Arbustes in 1755. They were re-discovered in Duhamel de Monceau's château in 1956, and began to trickle onto the market; the principal portion (110 woodblocks) appeared in London in 1989 (Bernard Quaritch Ltd, in association with Antiquariaat Junk).[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 14] Voyageurs français : Voyages de découvertes : fondation de colonies : Compagnies de commerce : Navigation;(21 cm), 74 (2) pp., illustrations. 326 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 15] Livres anciens du XVe au XVIIIe siècle;(21 cm), 71 (1) pp., illustrations. 303 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 189, FF225,000) a Catalan version of Prester Jean, Letter to Pope and King of France, transcribed by Juan Garcia Mosquerole in 1461 (now Pierpont Morgan Library, MS B32).[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 16] Livres et autographes de Victor Hugo rangés par ordre chronologique : Victor Hugo, illustrateur : Iconographie, éditions critique, documentation;(21 cm), 56 pp., illustrations. 291 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 17] Cent vingt livres rares : Littérature : Typographie, Sciences;(21 cm), 35 (1) pp., illustrations. 120 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 62) the 1545 Aldine Lettere volgari bound in two volumes for Cardinal Granvelle.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 18] Livres anciens : Premières éditions, Incunables : Typographie, Science et techniques;(21 cm), 48 pp., illustrations. 184 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 87) the dedication copy of Hippocrates, Coacae praenotiones (1588), bound by Clovis Eve for Henri III (ex-Jacques Auguste de Thou).[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 19] Livres illustrés 1473-1891 : Architecture, décoration : Typographie;(21 cm), 56 pp., illustrations. Items 185-353; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 20] Manuscrits : Incunables : Premières éditions et livres illustrés : Reliures de Paul Bonet et de P.L. Martin sur deux exemplaires du Champfleury;(21 cm), 64 pp., illustrations. 138 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 68) a binding decorated with the device of Charles l'Angelier (on Martial de Paris, Aresta amorum, Paris: Charles l'Angelier, 1548). ¶ Ink annotation in margin (p.31).[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 21] Livres anciens;(21 cm), 102 (2) pp., illustrations. 437 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 22] Éditions originales du XVe au XXe siècle : provenant en partie des bibliothèques de deux amateurs;(21 cm), 95 (1) pp., illustrations. 291 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 71 bis, FF27,000) the Sunderland Library copy of Alain Chartier, Oeuvres (Paris: Pierre Le Caron, for Antoine Vérard, [about 1498]).[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 23] Livres illustrés 1477-1875;(21 cm), 58 (2) pp., illustrations. 176 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 24] Livres anciens pour la plupart en premières éditions;(21 cm), 40 pp., illustrations. 135 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 25] Topographie française : Recueils de vues et planches séparées : Fêtes et voyages en France : Guide et plans;(21 cm), 99 (1) pp., illustrations. 371 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - "Réalisé avec la collaboration de Bernard Malle" (title-page). ¶ Annotation in pencil on p.4.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 26] Éditions originales du XVe au XXe siècle [other title:] Livres du XVe au XXe siècle pour la plupart en premières éditions : Classiques grecs et latins, Littératures françaises et étrangères, Philosophie, Sciences et techniques : Canards;(21 cm), 83 (1) pp., illustrations. 343 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 27] Livres anciens;(21 cm), 54 (2) pp., illustrations. 162 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Item 100 is a manuscript of Martin Le Franc, Champion des Dames, 1463 (Phillipps Ms 2363, ex-Sotheby's, 30 November 1965, lot 28); Item 157 is an illuminated manuscript of Virgil (Phillipps Ms 2290; returned to the market in the sale of the Giannalisa Feltrinelli collection, Christie's, 3 December 1997, lot 225).[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 28] Imprimeurs célèbres : Prototypographes, éditions polyglottes : Impressions orientales : Techniques de la typographie et de l'illustration;(21 cm), 118 (6) pp., illustrations (some in 2 colours). 407 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes 38 incunables, the earliest Mentelin's 1466 Johannes Chrysostomus; Rusch's 1470-1471 Plutarchus; and Sweynheym and Pannartz's 1470 Lactantius, and 1470 Plinius Secundus. Noticed in The Book Collector, Autumn 1967, pp.347-349.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 29] Cent vingt livres anciens et quelques ouvrages de bibliographie, d'érudition et de pédagogie;(21 cm), 51 (1) pp., illustrations. 162 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 55) Grolier's copy of Giovio, De romanis piscibus libellus (Rome 1531). ¶ Annotation in pencil on last page.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 30] Livres des XIXe et XXe siècles : français et étrangers;(21 cm), 61 (3) pp., illustrations. 385 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 31] Cent vingt livres 1475-1875 : rangés par ordre chronologique;(21 cm), 47 (1) pp., illustrations. 107 items; priced. Paste-on cancel to p.48. Publisher's pictorial wrappers.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 32] Cent dix livres anciens 1492-1806;(21 cm), [44] pp., illustrations. 108 items. Price list inserted. Publisher's pictorial wrappers.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 33] Livres du XVe siècle [other title:] Cent dix-huit incunables : réalisé avec la collaboration de Bernard Malle : Ce catalogue est publié a l'occasion du cinq centième anniversaire de l'introduction de l'imprimerie en France;(21 cm), 54 (2) pp., colour frontispiece tipped in, illustrations. 112 items. Price list inserted (on green paper, designation 6 items "Vendu"). Inserted leaf (yellow paper) "Rappel de quelques catalogues de la Nouvelle série" (a list of available catalogues, with their dates of issue). Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - The most precious book is item 106 (FF66,000), Benoît Le Court's copy of Terentius Afer, Comoediae, Lyon: Johannes Trechsel, 1493. Cf. Bernard Clavreuil, "Bernard Malle, 1929-2008: Élégance et bibliophilie" in Bulletin du bibliophile (2009), pp.163-167.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 34] Livres des beaux-arts;(21 cm), 87 (1) pp., illustrations. 357 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes a dated list of the firm's available catalogues.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 35] Trente-deux livres en tous genres;(21 cm), [14] pp., illustrations (one in 2 colours). 32 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 36] Livres ayant appartenu à des amateurs célèbres : Association copies;(21 cm), 16 pp., illustrations. 35 items; priced. Inserted slip (green paper) "Catalogue 36: Consacré à quelques amateurs de livres: publié à l'occasion du Congrès international des bibliophiles aux États-Unis: Octobre 1971". Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes books bound for Thomas Mahieu (Achilles Tatius, Lyon 1544), Grolier (Capella, Anthropologia, 1533), Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (Dante 1544; ex-Davis & Orioli, Catalogue 146, item 22; binding reproduced), Philippe de Béthune (Montigny, Vita di S. Eligio, 1629; binding reproduced); books inscribed by Willibald Pirckheimer, Valentin Conrat, Nicolas Moreau d'Auteuil, Montaigne, etc.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 37] Livres anciens: Incunables: Livres illustrés du 15e au 18e siècle : Classiques grecs et latins. Belles Lettres : Sciences et techniques. Amateurs célèbres : Editions aldines 1497-1592 [other title:] Livres anciens en divers genres;(21 cm), 78 (2) pp., illustrations (some in 2 colours). 271 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 38] Soixante-quinze beaux livres et livres rares [other title:] Soixante-quinze livres du XVe au XIXe siècle;(21 cm), [40] pp., illustrations. 73 items. Price list inserted (on blue paper, 4 items marked as sold). Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes the Beckford-Hoe-Esmerian copy of the 1501 Aesop (item 1, FF66,000). ¶ Ink annotation in margin p.37.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 39] Quatre-vingts livres rares;(21 cm), [36] pp., illustrations. 80 items. Price list inserted (on green paper, 4 items marked as sold). Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes the 1481 Landino Dante formerly in Baron Landau's collection, and bound together with a manuscript of Coluccio Salutati (item 29, FF85,000)[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 40] Cinquante-deux livres rares : Quelques livres en divers genres et premières éditions du XVe au XIXe siècle;(21 cm), 23 (1) pp., colour plate tipped-in, illustrations. 53 + 1 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Included (item 17, "vendu") is a 15th-century French manuscript of Cardinal Lothaire's "Liber de miseria hominis", with a miniature of Adam before and after expulsion attributed to the Colombe atelier (ex-Louis Jean Gaignat, his sale 1769, I, lot 327; reappeared in Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 18 March 1974, lot 3). The addendum is the Pichon-La Roche Lacarelle-Rahir copy of La Nef des Folles (Paris: Le Petit Laurens, for Geoffroy de Marnef, [about 1501]).[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 42] Trois cent vingt livres du 15e au 20e siècle : Incunables, premières éditions : Typographie et impressions orientales : Livres en divers genres;(21 cm), 43 (1) pp., illustrations. 317 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes an Italian manuscript of Cecco d'Ascoli, "L'Acerba", dated 1488 (the former Phillipps Ms 8874; ex-Sotheby's, 25 November 1969, lot 477). Advertised on the lower wrapper is "Le Progrès Social", a collection of 360 items, "pour la plupart en premières éditions, montrant le progrès social en France, ses origines au Siècle des lumières et les étapes de la conquête au cours de la Révolution ... Cette collection réunie par un amateur nos est confiée pour être vendue".[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 43] Trois cent vingt livres anciens;(21 cm), 60 pp., illustrations. 540 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Initial HAF in red ink on upper cover (Hellmut Albert Feisenberger, 1909-1999); annotation p.14.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 44] Deux cent vingt livres illustrés français, anglais, belges, allemands, italiens. 1826-1946 [cover title:] Livres illustrés;(21 cm), (54) pp., 2 colour plates tipped-in, illustrations. 221 items. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ No List of prices.[Stock catalogues, Nouvelle série, numbered: 45] Le premier caractère italique en France;(21 cm), [8] pp., illustrations (some printed in red and black). 30 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - A discussion of Aldine-like editions and the use of Aldine italics in Lyon. According to an annotation by Robert Nikirk in the Grolier Club's copy of this catalogue, "Many of these books were sold by the Grolier Club" (Stoddard p.31). ¶ Vertical fold; wrappers not entirely fresh.

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        L'ART ABSTRAIT ses origines ses maîtres

      Paris: Maeght, 1949 - Sm.4° - 322pp - Sm.4° - 322pp - 2 Original Woodcuts (J. Arp) 10 Color Plates (R. & S. Delaunay, Janco, Kandinsky, Kupka, Magnelli, Mondrian, Taeuber-Arp, Vordemberge-Gildewart.) and B/w reproductions of works: Duchamp, Kandinsky, Kupka, Picabia, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Malevitch, Tatlin and others. First edition, published in 995 numbered copies (our's N° 467), text in French language, inscribed, signed and dated by Michel Seuphor. Original boards (J. Arp) and original glassine and slipcase. In very good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        WHAT WOMAN IS HERE? [with] Original Brass binding die-stamp for the spine of the book

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1949. cloth, dust jacket. Bookbinding. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 250 pages. First edition. Fine in fine price-clipped dustwrapper. Subtitled on the jacket: "The Autobiography of a Woman Pioneer in the Rural West." The author was a Pennsylvania-born suffragette who eventually went to a poverty-stricken town in the Rocky Mountains as a missionary for the Episcopal Church for a year and a half, where she lived through blizzards and a small pox epidemic. [With]: Original brass binding die stamp for the front board of the book. Approximately 0.5 x 3.75 inches. A little tarnished, else about fine. The die reads (in reverse lettering): "What Woman Is Here?" The provenance presents a mildly interesting story: a local colleague was buying books out of the trunk of a gentleman's car and came across a bag of brass die-stamps from the Oxford University Press from the late 1930s through the early 1950s, when Oxford did much of their printing in the U.S. My colleague inquired and the gentleman revealed that his next stop was the scrap year where he was going to sell the dies to be melted down for the brass. My colleague paid him double the scrap price for them. We paid a bit more. In any event, a unique artifact of a book by a woman pioneer.

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        [Archive]: Flight to Mt. Hagen, Literacy Comes to New Guinea

      New Guinea, 1949. Near Fine. Quarto. 55pp. Bradbound maroon folder measuring 9" x 11.5" with a paper label on the front wrapper. Contains 25 black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 3" x 4.5" and 8" x 10" with captions. Very good ex-seminary library with usual library markings including a pocket on the rear cover with some small tears on the edges of the wrappers with near fine photographs and pages.A manuscript account of the visit of the Frank C. Laubach Literacy Party to the Hagen tribe of Oglebeng, New Guinea, May 1949 written by his son Dr. Robert S. Laubach. The manuscript opens with a large photo of Dr. Frank C. Laubach teaching a class in New Guinea (credited to The Literacy Conference at the Lutheran Mission, Lae, New Guinea, April, 1949) with a caption that reads: "'Say 'ah,' Dr. Frank C. Laubach shows the Hagen chief how the letter 'a' looks like a man with his mouth open saying 'ah.'" Laubach then describes the trip to New Guinea, his father's teaching methods, and the "natives" themselves. "Essential clothing consisted of a bark belt, kag, over which were looped two nets, each a foot wide. Made of woven bark fiber, these nets, mbadi, hung in a double fold down the front to well below the knees. In the rear were simply stuck fresh branches of the cordyline tree, pokle kuyu, their long leaves providing ample covering." The teachers "thoroughly tested" their methods, the "each one teach one" approach, on the chiefs of the tribes so that after they picked up the skill they could teach other members of the tribe. The tribe welcomed the missionaries and included them in tribal rituals and events. Throughout the album Laubach includes photos of the tribe with captions explaining dancing and clothing choices. One caption reads, "at the 'sing-sing' at Oglebeng, 585 dancers like these were counted...pig grease makes their skin shiny."He writes of the women saying, "personal adornment is accomplished for women with shells and paint. The men exercise a priority in the use of the scarce vegetable dyes, leaving what is left to the women. The men or women usually paint one another's faces, as there are few imported mirrors, though they may paint themselves from their reflection in a quiet pool of water." He discusses their favorite food; sweet potatoes, community life, and ways to protect the tribe in the future. The final page of photos shows elderly men with children, pigs, which were important animals to the tribe, and dances. The manuscript ends with an appendix to explain word usage, pronunciation, and spelling.Frank Laubach was a missionary who was trained at the Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University. He also was considered a "mystic" by some and they referred to him as "the Apostle to the Illiterates." Shortly after the mission detailed in this account he began the Laubach Literacy project in 1955, which helped 150,000 Americans read annually and grew to involve 34 countries. His son, Dr. "Bob" Laubach was considered a "pioneer in adult literacy education" and worked with his father until the 1970s when Frank died. After that Bob wrote extensively on the subject of literacy and his father, and continued to teach. Together both Laubachs are credited with "teaching more than 100 million adults to read and write in more than 200 languages." An interesting look at an important figure in literacy education and their visit with a small tribe.

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        Rope of Sand. (Movie Poster)

      Hollywood, CA. Hal Wallis Studio. 1949. One-sheet color silk-screen poster, 40 x 30 ½ inches, for the 1949 Hal Wallis film "Rope of Sand" starring Burt Lancaster, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre, and "Hollywood's New Goddess of Love" Corinne Calvet. The film, written by Walter Doniger and directed by the prolific William Dieterle, tells the story of Mike Davis, played by Burt Lancaster, who discovers a cache of diamonds on the property of a mining operation in South West Africa and, despite torture, refuses to reveal its location, determined instead to steal the cache. The poster, extremely scarce and in very good condition, was the product of Western Poster Company, San Francisco. It is a striking graphic, bold in design and color, a worthy addition to a motion picture film noir archive.

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        An Army in Exile. The Story of the Second Polish Corps.

      London, Macmillan, 1949. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt; illustrated dust-wrappers; pp. xvi, 319, highly illustrated with plates after photographs and maps, some of which in two colours; wrappers with minor marginal flaws, front fly-leaf with cut-away corner, otherwise very good. First edition of a scarce and important book, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to R. M. A. Hankey, sometime Naval Intellicence Division operative, minister in Chamberlain's war time cabinet, and civil servant under Churchill. The story of the Anders Army is one of men (and some women) finding themselves in Stalin's prison camps in 1940, the formation of a Polish exile army, swelling in numbers whilst travelling out of Asia via Iran and Palestine, liberating Italy, including winning the series of decisive epic battles of Montecassino. General Anders inscribed this copy to Baron Hankey in Polish in December, 1949.

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        [Archive]: Flight to Mt. Hagen, Literacy Comes to New Guinea

      New Guinea, 1949. Near Fine. Quarto. 55pp. Bradbound maroon folder measuring 9" x 11.5" with a paper label on the front wrapper. Contains 25 black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 3" x 4.5" and 8" x 10" with captions. Very good ex-seminary library with usual library markings including a pocket on the rear cover with some small tears on the edges of the wrappers with near fine photographs and pages.A manuscript account of the visit of the Frank C. Laubach Literacy Party to the Hagen tribe of Oglebeng, New Guinea, May 1949 written by his son Dr. Robert S. Laubach. The manuscript opens with a large photo of Dr. Frank C. Laubach teaching a class in New Guinea (credited to The Literacy Conference at the Lutheran Mission, Lae, New Guinea, April, 1949) with a caption that reads: "'Say 'ah,' Dr. Frank C. Laubach shows the Hagen chief how the letter 'a' looks like a man with his mouth open saying 'ah.'" Laubach then describes the trip to New Guinea, his father's teaching methods, and the "natives" themselves. "Essential clothing consisted of a bark belt, kag, over which were looped two nets, each a foot wide. Made of woven bark fiber, these nets, mbadi, hung in a double fold down the front to well below the knees. In the rear were simply stuck fresh branches of the cordyline tree, pokle kuyu, their long leaves providing ample covering." The teachers "thoroughly tested" their methods, the "each one teach one" approach, on the chiefs of the tribes so that after they picked up the skill they could teach other members of the tribe. The tribe welcomed the missionaries and included them in tribal rituals and events. Throughout the album Laubach includes photos of the tribe with captions explaining dancing and clothing choices. One caption reads, "at the 'sing-sing' at Oglebeng, 585 dancers like these were counted...pig grease makes their skin shiny."He writes of the women saying, "personal adornment is accomplished for women with shells and paint. The men exercise a priority in the use of the scarce vegetable dyes, leaving what is left to the women. The men or women usually paint one another's faces, as there are few imported mirrors, though they may paint themselves from their reflection in a quiet pool of water." He discusses their favorite food; sweet potatoes, community life, and ways to protect the tribe in the future. The final page of photos shows elderly men with children, pigs, which were important animals to the tribe, and dances. The manuscript ends with an appendix to explain word usage, pronunciation, and spelling.Frank Laubach was a missionary who was trained at the Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University. He also was considered a "mystic" by some and they referred to him as "the Apostle to the Illiterates." Shortly after the mission detailed in this account he began the Laubach Literacy project in 1955, which helped 150,000 Americans read annually and grew to involve 34 countries. His son, Dr. "Bob" Laubach was considered a "pioneer in adult literacy education" and worked with his father until the 1970s when Frank died. After that Bob wrote extensively on the subject of literacy and his father, and continued to teach. Together both Laubachs are credited with "teaching more than 100 million adults to read and write in more than 200 languages." An interesting look at an important figure in literacy education and their visit with a small tribe.

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        Archive of Post-WWII Navy Letters

      Norfolk Virigina, New York, 1949. Near Fine. An archive of 136 letters from Raymond Galindo to his parents while serving with the Navy in the immediate post-War War II-era beginning at the end of 1945. The letters include most of the envelopes. All items are near fine or better with small tears from opening and modest age toning. A collection of letters written by Staten Island, New York native Raymond Galindo to his parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Romani while stationed with the Navy at the end of World War II, eventually serving on the command ship USS Taconic (AGC 17). The letters were written between 1945 and 1949 and include two photographs. Galindo's letters discuss his early days with the Navy including training at Camp Peary, Virginia and working in the kitchen. In a letter from November 1945 he writes, "Well this week has certainly been a very tough one, I been getting up at three every morning...you don't know what a job it is to feed 18,000 men." He continues saying, "I have been working all over the kitchen, one day we work on rolling and cooking the meals, the next day we serve them and today we are washing the dishes and you ought to see my hands from the water." Later he writes, "the rest of my boot camp is certainly going to be real tough, starting next week we are going to be at the gas chamber practicing how to wear gas masks then we go for more rifle practice." He was set to graduate boot camp in December of 1945.He spent the early days of 1946 at the Navy Planning Department in Virginia before heading to fleet training in Maine during the summer. "Well here I am in Maine and Monday we start going to school, and believe me here is where you find out that you are in the navy, tough, you don't get no liberty unless you show yourself a passing mark and you only get it once a week." In another letter he talks about the process of school and Navy training: "They are really strict here and I mean strict, so I just have to play ball with them in order to graduate from here and you know that when I get out I will be a petty officer and that's why I have to stay on the ball from here on." At Fleet training he took up radio operating and was enrolled in radio operator's school. He writes of his radio operator classes in a letter from July of 1946; "things here are getting really tough and I never had to study so much in all my life it looks like I won't get by as it's pretty hard. All ready two of the fellows that came up with us have been drop out the only thing that is keeping me here is that I knew the code before I came here." October 1946 saw a graduated Galindo begin his service aboard the USS Taconic. In a letter to his parents he says, "I am writing this letter today from the ship in New York so that you will get it by the time that we pull out and you will have a letter in advance from me so that you don't have to worry because there is no telling when you will hear from me." He continues, "Well today being my first day on board this ship I think it is going to be pretty nice and in a couple of weeks or maybe a month I will get my rate as they have to find out what I can do and how much I have learned in radio. The ship went from port in New York to Norfolk, Virginia. He discusses his homesickness and how it's hard to visit on leave because "the more I get home the more I get homesick. So the more I stay away the better it will be for you and dad." He writes that he'll "spend more time on the ship as I haven't been doing much of that as I have been running home but when I am home I forget that I am in this outfit and that is what I want to do as I get sick of staying here all the time." In one letter he discusses friends he's lost to assignments in Iceland and the Pacific, writing: "that's the way things are in the Navy, you have to keep making friends all the time because you never know how long you will be together." Galindo had discussed his annoyance at being docked in the United States awaiting orders saying, "it wouldn't be so bad if we were to shove off but this hanging around this place makes me sick."In 1947 he spent time involved with a variety of operations. The Taconic "served alternately as flagship of the Atlantic Fleet Amphibious Force and of Amphibious Groups 2 and 4" as well as participating in "amphibious warfare exercises" throughout her tour of duty with the Atlantic Fleet. During this time Galindo was up for petty officer third class and was studying and being tested when not on duty. While on an operation he writes, "all we have out here is nothing but the ocean surrounding our ship and the ships that are here with us." Another letter reads, "we had changed captains and now tomorrow we are going to have a personnel inspection by this new one and he is going to make us wear those medals they gave us, personally we think that that is very silly." After spending nearly two years in and out of Norfolk, Virginia, Galindo was thinking about putting in for a transfer in early 1948 claiming that he "hated this town more than any in the world." He writes, "I made up my mind about putting in for a transfer as I can't seem to take it any more, but maybe it's better that I stay on board as I may get worst duty." In the end he stayed with the ship and by the summer of 1949 he was preparing to leave the Navy. By this point he had married a sweetheart from New York named Phyllis who continued to live in New York, seeing Galindo when he could get away, and they had a baby girl. In July of 1949 while waiting out his last days with the Navy he writes, I have two more weeks to do on here before I will leave for the separation center. When I get over there I'm going to have a tougher examination to get out than what I did when I came into the Navy, however if they find that something is wrong with me they will keep me in until I'm alright to go home."An interesting narrative of a Navy petty officer's career between World War II and Korea detailing life on board a ship, homesickness, and leave.

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