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        A Tree of Night and Other Stories

      New York: Random House, 1949. First. hardcover. fine. Illustrated title page. 209pp. 8vo, rebound in full black morocco, silver-stamped spine with raised bands, t.e.g. New York, Random House, (1949). First edition. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Survey, Building Plans, Elevations, and Perspective for Otto Kramer, for Structure on Harrison East Side of Harrison St., 125' North of 18th, 560 Alabama St., San Francisco. Current address 2111 Harrison or 560 Alabama

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, November 1949 - February 1950. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 17" x 22". 10 sheets. Job #225. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        The Second Confession (First Edition, signed in the year of publication)

      New York: Viking Press, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED and dated in the year of publication by the author on the front flyleaf: "10/3/49 / Rex Stout." & & Spine a bit cocked, else Near Fine in a Very Good, price-clipped dust jacket with moderate shelfwear, slight fading to the spine, and rubbing at the spine ends and extremities.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Léda *

      Mermod, Lausanne 1949. - En feuilles 18 x 13, couverture rempliée illustrée. En ce délicat écrin chinois d'une rare fraîcheur, un recueil de poèmes des territoires charnels, clos par une notice évoquant le mythe, tirée du "Dictionnaire de la Fable".Exemplaire du tirage courant ou réimpression de 1956, voire collection complète ou autres titres sur ce fragile papier de tête sur demande.En bref, Mermod on a presque tout de lui ! Édition originale. L'un des 30 exemplaires de tête, numéroté II, sur Chine, avant 750 ordinaire, les 500 premiers réservés aux membres du Club des lecteurs de la Gazette des Lettres de Paris.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Madame Bovary. "Moeurs de province".

      VIALETAY-VAIREL, Paris 1949 - Lithographies originales de Mariette LYDIS. Paris, éd. Vialetay-Vairel, 1949, fort volume in-4, en feuilles, sous couverture blanche rempliée, titre imprimé, sous chemise et étui cartonnage vert. Tirage limité à 198 ex. num. Exemplaire d'artiste signé à la mine de plomb par Mariette LYDIS avec une suite des planches refusées. Les lithographies originales de Mariette LYDIS ont été tirées sur les presses à bras de E. et J. Desjobert. Manque la suite. Usures à l'étui. Livres

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        The Architectural Digest: A Pictorial Digest of Outstanding Architecture, Interior Decoration and Landscaping

      John C. Brasfield 1949 - 1963, Los Angeles - Unique collection containing 17 large and 3 extra (small) issues. The magazine was published quarterly (2 large issues & 2 extra issues published annually). The larger issues contain residential and some commercial architecture with a focus on luxury California homes, which were designed or decorated by notable architects and designers of the period. Approx. 60 illustrated advertisement pages in rear of each issue. Extra issues with few pages, typically focused on one residence. Earlier issues not dated. Our collection starts with Volume XII, Number 3 (1949) and ends with Volume XX, Number 1 (Spring 1963). Folio. All with original photographic wraps and profusely illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs.Issues in our collection: Volume XII, Number 3, 200pp. Volume XII, Number 4, 232pp. Volume XIII, Number 3, 256pp. Volume XIII, Number 4, 240pp. Volume XIV, Number 2, 184pp. Volume XIV, Number 3, 220pp. Volume XIV, Number 4, 192pp. Volume XV, Number 1, 240pp. Volume XV, Number 2, 192pp. Volume XV, Number 3, 202pp. Volume XV, Number 4, 216pp. Volume XVI, Number 3, 208pp. Volume XVI, Number 4, 196pp. Volume XVII, Number 2, 12pp. (extra issue). Volume XVII, Number 3, Fall 1960, 246pp. Volume XVIII, Number 2. 16pp. (extra issue). Volume XIX, Number 1, Spring 1962, 224pp. Volume XIX, Number 3, Fall 1962, 200pp. Volume XIX, Number 4, Winter 1963, 18pp. (extra issue). Volume XX, Number 1, Spring 1963, 200pp. WITH unnumbered "The Architectural Digest: A Portfolio of Fireplaces. 8pp. bound in photographic wraps.Photographs by Julius Shulman (Brentwood Country Club among others), Robert C. Cleveland, Maynard L. Parker, George R. Szanik, Max Eckert, Gabriel Moulin Studios, George de Gennaro, Harold Davis, Harry Baskerville, Jr., Archie D. Ferrante, Jack Laxer, Ernest Graham, John Hartley, Amir Farr, Virginia McIntire, Kent Oppenheimer, Louis Reens (The White House, Washington D.C.), Ezra Stoller, Ulric Meisel, Art Streib Studio and others. Features architecture by Richard J. Neutra (residence of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Kronish, Beverly Hills), Gerard R. Colcord (residence of Alan Ladd in Holmby Hills), Alfred T. Wilkes, J. E. Dolena (Thunderbird Ranch and Country Club, Palm Springs), Richard Langendorf, Burton A. Schutt (Henry F. Haldeman residence & Innes Shoe Store), John C. Warnecke, Marion Varner, Paul Sterling Hoag, R. L. Byrd (Lanai House - Pacific Palisades and "The Marquis", Hollywood), James McNaughton, Martin Stern (Sheraton-West Hotel, Los Angeles), Stephen A. Stephanian, Herbert Cordier (Villa Antelo, Bel Air), Stiles Clements, Eduardo Samaniego (Screen Actors Guild, Hollywood), Dick Palmer, (Carnation Building), Minton & Smith (St. Brigid's Catholic Church), O'Neil Ford, George Vernon (Lockheed Aircraft International, Inc.), Cliff May, Styles Clements (Barraclough Restaurant, Los Angeles), Welton Becket & Associates (Capitol Records Tower, Hollywood), Earl Heitschmidt (Jonathan Club, Los Angeles), Roland H. Crawford (Los Angeles Country Club), Paul Christian Yeager (residence of U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater in Phoenix, AZ), Sidney Eisenshtat (Brentwood Country Club), Alfred T. Gilman (Malibu Sands Motel and Apartments), Kenneth Brown, Paul R. Williams (Perino's Restaurant, Los Angeles) and others. Interior designs by John S. Mason, Paul Laszlo, Mildred Meek, Ross Thiele, Arthur Elrod, Cannell & Chaffin, Adele Faulkner (The Lytton Center of the Visual Arts -Hollywood among others), Izzy Cantor, Ceil Williams, Tom Douglas (George Vanderbilt's New York Penthouse), Charles J. Aufferth, Jr. (Beverly Wilshire Hotel), Barnett Bros., Ida Lambert of W. & J. Sloane, Albert Parvin & Co. (Flamingo Hotel, The Sands, The Dunes, Las Vegas), Archibald Taylor, Fernand Barrett, Henry Grace (Executive Office of Sol C. Siegel at MGM), Mary Hunt (Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills), Frank Reddington, James S. Gerard (free form coffee table at John Wayne's residence), Norma Roth, Antone Dalu (Desi Arnaz' Indian Wells Hotel - Guest Sui [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Portrait Photograph of Billie Holiday

      New York march 23 1949 [New York, march 23, 1949. (HOLIDAY, BILLIE) Approximately 9-1/2 x 7 inches. Vintage gelatin print. With the photographer's embossed stamp in the image and his atelier ink stamp on verso: "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten/146 Central Park West /Cannot be reproduced without permission " and with holograph notes giving subject of the photo, ("March 23, 1949"), and number of the print (III gg.4"). Matted and framed . Provenance: The estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant and executor of Van Vechten's photography estate and the compiler of PORTRAITS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CARL VAN VECHTEN (1978)

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        Thistly B

      Publisher: Oxford University Press, N. Y. , 1949. First Edition. Binding is: Hardcover. . Book condition: Very Good/Jacket condition: Very Good. . 6 1/4 in. x 6 3/4 in. A scarce First Edition in the hardcover. Text and illustrations by Tasha Tudor. The story of Thistly B, a canary. When the Godmummy brought another canary for the family it was a wife for Thistly B. The story of how they raised a family is told with delicate pictures such as only Tasha Tudor can draw. Pages are not numbered. Previous owner's name at top right corner of first free end page. Several small chips out of the dust jacket at the edge and spine. Original publisher's price of $1.50 still intact. Other than the previous owner's name - no other names, marks, or writing. Dust jacket and book are in Very Good condition.

      [Bookseller: Quinn & Davis Booksellers]
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        Death of a Salesman

      Viking 1949 - First Edition, First Printing "Published by the Viking Press, Inc in March 1949". A wonderful copy SIGNED by Arthur Miller. This attractive dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the spine and edges. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket has the $2.50 printed price present on the front flap with a picture of the author on the back flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, with NO cocking or leans. The front endpaper has previous owner's name nicely written. The pages are clean NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. Includes a custom cloth clamshell slipcase for preservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Death of a Salesman (Signed First Edition)

      New York: The Viking Press, 1949. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Miller's classic Pulitzer Prize winning play. A tight close to near fine copy with some offsetting to the last few pages from some vintage newspaper clippings and with a tiny corner crease to one page in a close to near fine first issue dust jacket that has some very slight wear and is ever so slightly spine faded. Signed by Miller on the first blank endpaper. A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Two Little Trains

      William R. Scott 1949 - A near fine book in a rare, very good dust jacket. The book has some very slight rubbing along corners and edges. Ms. Brown is also the author of Goodnight, Moon and Runaway Bunny. Comes in a custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        The Story of the Trapp Family Singers

      Philadelphia: J.P. Lippincott, 1949. First edition of the story of the Trapp family singers. Octavo. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by the author. Basis for the classic musical and later film, "The Sound of Music" starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Rare, especially signed. In her own, beautiful, simple words, the Baroness Maria Augusta Trapp tells the dramatic story that inspired the classic American musical The Sound of Music. Both provide an easy feel and description of the family's experiences in pre-war Austria. Nonetheless, the two should not be conflated. "The Sound of Music" concludes with a scene of the family as they hike over the mountain to freedom, but "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers" carries on the family's life after they leave Austria. It tells of the concerns the family performs through Europe to support themselves as well as their efforts to leave to the United States to avoid the war.

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        [The Second World War, in Dutch] Memoires over de tweede wereldoorlog

      Amsterdam/Brussels, Uitgeversemaatschappij Elsevier,, 1949–54. 10 volumes, octavo. Publisher's quarter calf, green lettering pieces, tan cloth boards, dates blocked in green on front boards, top edges yellow. Photographic illustrations throughout; titles printed in blue and black. Each volume signed by Churchill (see below). Spines lightly rubbed in places, small ink stain to leather on rear board of vol. 10, else a fine set. Deluxe Dutch edition, inscribed by the author, vols. 1–7 signed "W S Churchill" on the front free endpaper, vol. 6 additionally dated 1952 by him in the same place; vol. 8 signed "Winston S. Churchill" on the front free endpaper; vols. 9 and 10 signed and dated "Winston S. Churchill 1955" on the title-page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Chant funèbre pour Ignacio Sanchez Mejias *

      Aux Dépens des Exécutants, Paris 1949. - En feuilles 36 x 27, sous couverture illustrée rempliée, double emboîtage demi toile orné d'un portrait original gravé monocolore (bois ou linoléum) au premier plat de la chemise, reporté sur un côté de l'étui, ce dernier fissuré et titré de la main de son ex-possesseur, l'éditeur du catalogue raisonné qui fut l'un des proches de l'artiste. L'un des 160 exemplaires numérotés sur BFK de Rives, signés par Abram Krol. Une curiosité que ce premier livre illustré de l'artiste, au début de ses activités de graveur, ses primes estampes datant de l'année précédente.L'ouvrage est intégralement tiré en gravure, texte et images, avec une dédicace autographe signée de l'illustrateur au faux-titre; c'est un bel exemple de virtuosité illustrant cette ardue tecnique qu'est le burin. on sait de quoi on cause, l'ayant testée personnellement.Le catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé ne mentionne pas la part d'estampe dont s'orne l'étui, représentant une variante du portrait (de Lorca ?) figurant sur la troisième planche.[Cailler 5-25]

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        A Selection from the Occasional Sermons

      London: The Dropmore Press,, 1949. Edited by Evelyn Waugh. Tall quarto. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front pastedown and ownership signature to title page. Ends of spine a little faded, corners bumped, tape residue to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the dust jacket. First edition, first impression. One of 500 numbered copies from a total limited edition of 550.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        RED WINE & YELLOW HAIR (Hand-painted Edition)

      New York: New Directions, 1949. First edition. Very Good. One of 108 copies of the book with an original oil painting by the author on the front cover (each one different), signed and numbered by the author. A Very Good copy of the book with traces of fraying to the cloth spine and minor soiling and wear to the boards. Internal contents are clean and attractive with the work printed on blue-tinted paper. Patchen's work has grown in stature over the last few decades, although he is generally not grouped among the major American poets. His work was influential for several of the Beat poets and has gained a foothold in academia. The author-painted books, like this one, are highly prized among Patchen collectors. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Mon pauvre frère Judas *

      Chez Roth & Sauter/A l'enseigne du Verseau, Lausanne 14.10.1949. - En feuilles 31 x 22, couverture illustrée rempliée sur papier chiffon brut, voire même grossier, avec débris de fil provenant de la corde du pendu du premier plat, étui-boîte de même papier et motif que la couverture, dos de cuir titré or. Bel ouvrage des maîtres-ymagiers, exceptionnellement signé par l'auteur et l'artiste, au tirage picabien de 391 exemplaires, peut-être un clin d'oeil de Landry dont l'humour relevé semble avoir échappé à la plupart de ses lecteurs, à ses critiques et parfois même à ses proches. Les 10 feuillets de suite comportent :- 5 bois hors texte- 14 lettrines- 1 vignette de titre, 1 de justificatif (en rouge dans le livre)- 8 culs-de-lampeEt signalons enfin que le motif de couverture est celui d'une lettrine, agrandi et tiré en rouge, repris en plus grand encore et en beige au premier plat de l'étui. Édition originale. L'un des 20 exemplaires lettrés et nominatifs sur Vélin de Rives chamois, comme les 10 Chine de tête avec double suite, outre 75 Arches, 250 Vélin de Rives et, hors commerce, 5 Arches et 10 Chine nominatifs, suivis de 21 Rives d'auteur justifiés "à la rose".

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        THE DREAM MERCHANTS [Inscribed]

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949 First edition of the author's second novel after his steamy first blockbuster, Never Love A Stranger. Inscribed by Robbins to his editor, William Koshland."To Bill - With heartfelt thanks and gratitude for the best break in my life. Harold 8-23-49. " The Dream Merchants was adapted into film with Robert Culp, Eve Arden, Kaye Ballard & Ray Milland. 8vo., 496 pp., blue cloth, gilt-stamped title & decoration to spine, blind-stamped device to upper board, top-edge stained purple. Laid-in is a smal l book inspection slip. The cloth is dampstained at the bottom edge of the boards, with a faint stain at the bottom fore-corner of the book block. There is a corresponding stain along the bottom edge of the George Salter dustwrapper, which is visible only on the reverse; [a few tiny chips]. Despite the dampstain, the book & jacket still maintains a bright appearance. In another book generation, who will represent to collector's, the literary & sociological history of America - could it be Harold Robbins - the 40's, 50's, 60's & 70's were his to describe - he started a trend that many would follow.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.

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        Der Betrieb. Zeitschrift fuer Betriebswirtschaft...Vol. 2-43,1949-1990

      1949. [Germany]. Der Betrieb. Zeitschrift fuer Betriebswirtschaft, Steuren und Wirtschaft. Duesseldorf: Verlag Handelsblatt, 1949-1990, 1992-1993. Volumes 2-43, with nos. 23-52 of volume 45 and nos. 1-25 of volume 46. [Volume 2 lacks no. 1 and volume 15 lacks nos. 27-52]. 4to. Seventy-six volumes in cloth [with parts of three volumes in binders, a few issues unbound]. Good, although some spines are stained. * An important weekly concerning labor law, taxation, and economics.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Botteghe Oscvre (Volume 1-8 + Vol-10)

      Roma, 1949 9 Volumes in total spanning 1949-1952 (missing Vol 9) All in uniform cream paper covers, a little faded at head. All the contributors to modern literature are here. This half yearly periodical was started to promote creative writing, poetry and prose, without any critical commentary on an International platform. Bookplate of Charles & Constance Davies. Scarce and important. (English French and Italian text) Includes the rare Poeti Inglesi E Americani pamphlet with 62 pp.

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        The Sheltering Sky

      London: Lehmann. (1949). The first edition of Bowles's landmark first novel, about three young Westerners encountering the alien culture of North Africa, to their ultimate misfortune. One critic commented that Bowles was "a master of cruelty and isolation and the ironies of the search for meaning in an inadequately understood environment." The encounter with the Other; the limits of not only one's knowledge but most especially the knowledge of the extent of one's ignorance: these form the underlying themes of a novel whose setting is as much a character as the people themselves are. One of the seminal novels of the Beat generation and an influential book in the decades since. Printed in an edition of only 4000 copies. Upper corners bumped, sunning to board edges; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light edge wear. A nice copy of an important book. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1949). First Edition. Hardcover. Short tear at the top of the spine from careless handling. Still Near Fine, lacking the uncommon dustwrapper. Louis Sullivan. Quarto (8" x 10-1/4") bound in original white cloth. A biography of his teacher, Louis H. Sullivan, along with Wright's views on the evolution of modern architecture. Illustrated with reproductions of 39 previously unpublished drawings given to Wright by Sullivan just before his death in 1924. This copy boldly SIGNED on the front endpaper by the author and dated 8 June 1949, Wright's 80th birthday and perhaps the date of publication.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Death of a Salesman

      New York: The Viking Press, March 1949.. First Edition. Orange hardback cloth cover. VG: in very good condition with rubbed and edge chipped dust jacket. Small section of loss to centre of jacket spine. Light edge wear to boards. Some minor spotting to the page edge block. 210mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 139pp.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        The Naked and the Dead

      London: Allan Wingate, 1949. First British edition of the author's first book. Lengthily inscribed by Mailer, For ________ ________, Spent a winter once in Jamaica, Vermont, back in 1949, Loved it. Cheers Norman Mailer." The Naked and the Dead follows the story of an army platoon of foot soldiers fighting for the Japanese island of Anopopei. "The best novel to come out of the . . . war, perhaps the best book to come out of any war."—San Francisco Chronicle

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        Bibliographie des écrits de André Gide *

      Chez H.Matarasso, Paris 17.12.1949. - Broché, couverture imprimée rempliée. Dos et tête quelque peu insolés. Bonne bibliographie et provenance, notre exemplaire étant dédicacé par l'auteur à Richard Heyd, directeur des éditions Ides & Calendes qui publia quelques inédits de Gide, "en reconnaissance de tout ce qu'il a fait pour m'aider dans mon travail". On entre sur la pointe des pieds dans l'ouvrage par une brève nouvelle bibliophilique de Maurice Bedel Un portrait de l'écrivain par Dunoyer de Segonzac est joint, eau-forte originale signée et justifiée sur 33 exemplaires sur vergé Japon - une curiosité (Lioré & Cailler 1116). Bel ensemble. Édition originale. Outre 200 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Marais L'un des quelques marqués hors commerce sur le même papier, avant 1600 Offset.

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      - E TRES BEAU LIVRE TIRE A SEULEMENT 200 EXEMPLAIRES,CELUI - CI UN DES 20 AVEC UNE SUITE EN NOIR ET UNE DECOMPOSITION D' UNE PLANCHE. EXCEPTIONNEL ! AUTEUR:MERIMEE (Prosper), BELTZ (Robert) - TITRE: Théatre : LE CARROSSE DU SAINT-SACREMENT - Nouvelles : LES AMES DU PURGARTOIRE, LADAME DE PIQUE, LE HUSSARD, DJOUMANE LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:Strasbourg, Robert Beltz, 7 rue Mozart, Théo Schmied, 28 rue du colonelGillon, Montrouge, 1949 Il a été tiré de cet ouvrage 200 exemplaires, tous sur vélin Lana,numérotés en chiffres arabes de 1 à 200 Celui - ci N 28 COLLATION:4, 75-217 + suite en noir et décomplsition d'une planche COMPLET FORMAT:in-4 28x 23 cm RELIURE: 3 volumes , en feuillets sous couvertures rempliées , chemise et deux étuis. ILLUSTRATIONS: Illustrations de Robert Beltz - gravées sur bois par Théo Schmied encouleurs. Tres belle qualité des gravures. + 2 suites. ETAT: Exemplaire en très bon état, bien conservé , frais et propre, BIOGRAPHIE & THEME: Robert Beltz (1900-1981), artiste alsacien, fut l'un desdessinateurs et illustrateurs les plus talentueux de sa génération. POIDS: 4500 G NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Atlanta, GA, 4 February 1949. Letter. Normal mailing creases. About Fine with original typed envelope. Fine single-spaced two-page TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) of @700 words written just six months before Mitchell's untimely death at the age of 48 after being struck by a speeding automobile while crossing Peachtree Street. Written on her personal stationery and SIGNED "Margaret Mitchell Marsh" to Dr. C. E. Mayos. Personal content, in part: "We were sorry, too, that you were routed through our poorer section and missed seeing the residences which are Atlanta's chief charm." Mitchell discusses her husband's health and inquires as to why Dr. Mayos has retired and is in Florida, prefacing her inquiry by remarking, "It is not our habit to speak out about the personal affairs of other people." Mitchell compares Georgia to Florida and tries to convince the doctor to move to Georgia: "Our state is the largest east of the Mississippi, a sparsely settled one for such large territory, and we are very short of doctors.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Gwenny-toute-seule *

      Ides et Calendes, (Neuchâtel 1949). - Relié parcheminée d'édition 23 x 18, pièce de titre en rouge. Fac-similé du manuscrit de cette enfantine ayant appartenu à André Gide et publié par l'éditeur ami avec l' accord de l'auteur. Devenu bien rare. Édition originale. L'un des quelques exemplaires hors commerce, en sus de 150 numérotés.

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        The Sheltering Sky

      London: Lehmann. (1949). The first edition of Bowles's landmark first novel, about Western youths encountering the unfamiliar, and themselves, in North Africa. One of the seminal novels of the Beat generation and an influential book in the decades since. One critic commented that Bowles was "a master of cruelty and isolation and the ironies of the search for meaning in an inadequately understood environment." Bowles exposed his characters, and by extension his readers, to the alien cultures of the desert and also to the psychotropic drugs prevalent in that part of the world. Printed in an edition of only 4000 copies. This copy has a slight spine slant and foxing to the page edges; near fine in a very good, spine-tanned dust jacket with a tear to the lower front spine fold and a few small edge chips. A cheaply produced postwar book, this is a better than usual copy. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Bill"), to Mrs. Marrion Anderson & her son Arthur ("Bratto")

      Saugus, Calif ("Barracks 19"), ca. 22 august 1949. 5 x 8 inches. 1-1/2 pp. in pencil on single sheet of ruled paper. With accompanying envelope addressed in Tilden's hand, postmarked Aug, 22, 1949 . A touching letter from the 56-year-old Tilden, the greatest tennis player of the first half of the twentieth century, then recently incarcerated for a second offense on charges of stemming from his homosexual encounters with young boys. Tilden writes from prison to his closest friends Marrion and her son Arthur Anderson, a young tennis player whom Tilden had adopted as his protEgE and pupil. According to Frank Deford, in BIG BILL TILDEN, Tilden actually lived with the Andersons twice for an extended period, and "The Andersons truly loved him. Many times he said to Marrion, 'You know, Arthur's the only real son I ever had.' And to Arthur, 'You and your mother are the only close family I ever had.'" The Andersons never deserted Tilden, even in this, his darkest hour. Tilden writes: "Dear Marrion and Bratto, Just to tell you how much I enjoyed the visit today - Next Friday is Bratto's birthday & since I have no hope of being with you then, please Marrion, even if the car is his present, give him $10 out of my money, with my love, and see he gets something he wants -" Tilden then turns to Arthur with tennis advice: "Now Bratto, Pal, remember all we talked about today, to play cool, intelligent mixed tennis, not to rush and to return service. This is only to let you know I am thinking of you and love you both very much & I'll be seeing you Sunday if not before. Always & ever, Your Bill." According to Deford, Tilden was released on December 18, 1949, just a few days before the Associated Press poll of the half-century voted Bill Tilden "the greatest athlete in his sport by a margin larger than any other - Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, Bobby Jones, Red Grange. Of them all, Tilden was voted the most dominant -"

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        60 jours de prison I & II *

      L'Élan, Paris 25.2.1949. - Brochés, couvertures imprimées, double étui (légères traces d'usure) avec titre au dos. Fac-similé manuscrit d'après ce «Journal de cellule», précédé d'une préface et de quelques pages concernant le mois d'avant l'arrestation.Exemplaire numéro 1, non coupé et parfaitement conservé sous son étui d'origine.Un des 800 Rives ne vous coûtera que 180 francs. Édition originale. L'un des 100 exemplaires de tête, numéroté sur BFK de Rives, signé par l'auteur.

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        La limite *

      Kündig, Genève 31.7.1949. - Broché, couverture imprimée rempliée. Non coupé, dos et tranches peu insolés. Bel exemplaire de luxe, un poil réimposé (d'un cm en hauteur), pas si courant malgré le tirage annoncé. Joint quelques documents d'époques relatifs à une audition:- Lettre tapuscrite de l'auteur à Marcel Merminod, professeur d'art dramatique au Conservatoire de Lausanne, au sujet d'une lecture de poèmes projetée à Bâle. En une vingtaine de lignes datées de Burier 9 novembre 1949, l'écrivain évoque les choix de textes effectués, ces derniers convenant à l'autre lectrice déjà consultée, Mademoiselle Madeleine Daulte du même conservatoire. La missive se termine par une note humoureuse sur l'effet berçant des dernières strophes d'un poème sur l'auditeur "sans l'endormir toutefois, du moins je l'espère." Au verso figure l'avant-projet dressé par Sandoz, un inventaire de 23 textes (dont 3 et une note manuscrites) et la clé de répartition entre les deux récitants.- Programme de l'audition du 4 février 1950 à Bâle, avec invitation. Édition originale. L'un des 500 exemplaires de tête sur Hollande, seul tirage numéroté, outre 500 vélin ordinaires.

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        La banlieue de Paris *

      Seghers, Paris 15.10.1949. - Reliure 24 x 18 plein papier crème, titre en noir, jaquette photo, cette dernière avec quelques accrocs et un infime manque en tête, autrement très frais. L'un des deux milles présumés volumes parus outre-Jura, à la même date que l'édition guildienne, non numéroté mais avec jaquette, plus rare sous nos latitudes. Nous possédons il va de soi l'autre variante. Édition originale. L'un des 4'300 exemplaires numérotés, après 30 exemplaires d'animateurs reliés soie.

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        ANSEL ADAMS My Camera in Yosemite Valley

      Virginia Adams, Yosemite National Park and Houghton Mifflin Company. Good+. 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Paperback. Some cover wear with chips at corners. Spiral bound. Pages clean and in very good condition. ; 12" x 14.5" .

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        Rotational States of Atomic Nuclei.Copenhagen: Ejnar Munksgaards Forlag, 1954. First edition.

      Author's presentation copy of Aage Bohr's doctoral dissertation. "This paper, which gives a survey of the theory of nuclear rotational states and of the experimental evidence concerning this type of nuclear excitation, is based upon studies begun during the author's stay at Columbia University in 1949-59, and since then continued at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Copenhagen."<br/><br/> Aage Bohr (1922-2009), the son of Niels Bohr, began studying physics at the University of Copenhagen in 1940. In October 1943, he fled, with the rest of the Bohr family, to Sweden to escape the Nazi occupation. Some time later, he followed his father to England, and served during this time as his father's secretary and assistant. In August 1945 he was able to return to Denmark, and resume his studies. He received his Ph.D. in 1954 and in 1956 became professor at the University of Copenhagen. From 1963-1970 he was director of the Niels Bohr Institute, and from 1975 he was director of NORDITA. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1975 "for the discovery of the connection between collective motion and particle motion in atomic nuclei and the development of the theory of the structure of the atomic nucleus based on this connection." The other prize winners in that year were Ben Mottelson and James Rainwater, both of whom Aage Bohr thanked in this thesis.. 8vo (234 x 147 mm), original printed wrappers (with some very light sporring), pp. [1-7] 8-54, inscribed in pen by Aage Bohr to upper right corner of front wrapper 'Til Tante Rigmor [Adler] med autors underdanigste hilsen'

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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First Edition. Cloth-backed boards. Very Good in a Good or better dustwrapper. INSCRIBED "especially/for Laura Irvin,/with the sincere/regards of--/Langston Hughes" and SIGNED by the author and dated "Fisk, February 15, 1951." Slight smearing to the ink of the date only; small stains on three pages. Dustwrapper soiled and rubbed with a chip on the rear panel at the top near the spine.

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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1949-1952. Hardcover. Near Fine in Near Fine slipcases. 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&#39;s Box," "The Emperor&#39;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.

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        A complete set of the 15 ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS for Aladdin & The Wonderful Lamp from EVERGREEN TALES. Group I

      [New York]: [Limited Editions Club], [1949]. Original Art. Close to Fine. Fritz Kredel. A complete set of the 15 ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS by Fritz Kredel for Aladdin & The Wonderful Lamp which was one of 15 volumes limited to 2500 copies in the Evergreen Tales series. There are 5 watercolors on three 10-1/2" x 13" sheets mounted to boards, along with what appears to be two slightly different colored drawings of the endpapers for the volume which featured a number of small drawings. In addition there are several progressive proofs of the drawings. Housed in an envelope from the George Macy Companies.

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        Les fourmis *

      Scorpion, Paris 4.7.1949. - Broché, couverture décorée. Tranches jaunies. Cet excellent recueil de nouvelles a fait l'objet d'une (plus rare encore) réimpression en 1950, sur meilleur papier qui plus est; à mi-prix (un prix d'ami) vous l'avez.Nous nous souvenons d'avoir douté de son existence - elle fut sauf erreur signalée par l'excellent Michel Rybalka - tant l'on a eu de peine à en trouver un exemplaire.

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        One-Way Ticket. Inscribed to Moses Asch

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First Edition. Octavo. Canary-yellow boards backed in navy blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 136pp. Inscribed by Langston Hughes on front endpaper: "Especially for Moe Asch - and our record - Sincerely, Langston," dated New York, August 1955. A tight, Near Fine copy in lightly worn dustwrapper with small loss near crown (not affecting text); VG to Near Fine. & & The inscription likely refers to Hughes&#39;s 1955 recording for Moe Asch&#39;s recording company, Folkways, titled The Glory of Negro History - one of several spoken-word collaborations between Hughes and Asch in the decade of the Fifties. Asch was a pioneer not only of recorded folk music - pressing the first commercial sides of artists as diverse as Pete Seeger and Leadbelly - but also a staunch supporter of the civil rights movement, as evidenced by his numerous collaborations with African-American poets and musicians throughout the post-war years. A terrific association.

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        The Flanagan Boy (First UK Edition)

      London: Harrap, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a bright, Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket shows a touch of color fading to the spine, and a few tiny nicks to spine ends and corners. A nice example of an uncommon title, basis for the 1953 British film noir (retitled "Bad Blonde" in the US), starring Barbara Payton.

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        The Life and Times of Po Chu-I. A Handwritten Letter to Wynkoop Smith by Arthur Waley. Signed

      New York: The Macmillan Company,1949 - Octavo, 24*16.3cm, 238pp. An ex-libris of Glanville Wynkoop Smith on front pastedown. On back pastedown is a 2-page handwritten letter addressed to Glanville Wynkoop Smith by Waley, dated December 25 [1958]. Also included is a 6-page article by Arthur Waley, entitled "Notes on Translation", published in "The Atlantic Monthly", November 1958,pp.107-112. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le livre blanc *

      P. Morihien, sans lieu ni date. - Broché 24 x 19, couverture illustrée rempliée. Tranches à peine jaunies. L'un des 475 exemplaires numérotés sur Johannot. Troisième édition, anonyme comme les précédentes, de cet ouvrage à caractère érotique datable de 1949. Belle impression à grandes marges, littérature et sexualité des marges en font un grand classique du genre.

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