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        THE MOVING TARGET

      New York: Aflred A. Knopf,. 1949. cloth.. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear at spine ends. and corners, some rubbing to front and rear panels, and some fading. of ink on spine panel. (#140372). First edition. The first book in the Lew Archer series.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        CANCIONEIRO DA BIBLIOTECA NACIONAL.

      - Antigo Colocci-Brancuti. Leitura, Comentários e Glossário por Elza Pacheco Machado e José Pedro Machado. Edição da "Revista de Portugal". [Tipografia da editorial Império]. Lisboa. 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953,1956, 1958, e 1960. Obra em 7 volumes. De 25x18 cm. Com 404, 396, 398, 398, 398, 398, e 321 pags. Encadernações da época com lombadas em pele. Ilustrado em extra-textoem cada volume - impresso sobre papel couché - com o fac-simile do códice; com o excerto estudado no respectivo volume da obra. Exemplar com notas marginais coevas manuscritas a lápis. Obra com índices onomásticos dos autores e dos nomes citados nos poemas; estudo comparativo com o Códice Vaticano; índice comparativo dos autores; índice das rimas; índice comparativo das epígrafes; índices das cantigas e comparações com outros cancioneiros. Location/localizacao: 8-7-E-1

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        Crusade in Europe

      New York: Doubleday & Company Inc.,, 1949. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in terracotta morocco, titles to spine, pinhead to bands, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. 16 plates, numerous maps to the text. A fine copy. Reprint. First published in 1948. With the signed presentation inscription to the half-title "For Rita Hagemon with best wishes Dwight D. Eisenhower." Eisenhower's account of his war, widely thought to be one of the finest American military biographies, the NY Times considering that it gave "the reader true insight into the most difficult part of a commander's life."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        CHASHITSU (Rooms for Tea-Ceremony)

      Tokyo:: Asahi Shimbunsha,, 1949. First Edition. Fine. A Fine hardback First Edition First Printing in a Very Good+ Dust Jacket with edge wear, closed tears, creases, tiny chips. The book and dust jacket are in the original mildly worn red board folder with the original ties and paste-on paper labels. There are 200+ photographs and architectural drawings showing tea rooms and adjacent courtyards. Many of the photographs are from before WW II and some show tea rooms destroyed in the war. There is a five page introduction in English by Nahiko Emori titled "On Tea-Room Enjoyment". The contents pages are in English, the text in Japanese. 4to. [20], 160, [10] pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Thistly B

      Oxford University Press, New York, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition. Illustrator: Tudor, Tasha. Signed by Author and Illustrator. Fine HB in unclipped DJ, protected by Brodart mylar cover. Signed by Tudor under the illustration on the front free end paper. A beautifully preserved copy of a scare book, made rarer by being a signed copy. [27] p.: col. ill.; 18 cm. Reddish, dark rose cloth over boards with title paste-down on the front cover. Size: Sextodecimo (16mo; up to 6 3/4" / 15-17.5 cm tall). 28 pages. Text block is tight, bright and unmarked. Binding is tight; corners sharp, but showing some minor shelf wear. DJ in VG+ condition with slight losses at the outside corners and a small (1/4") chip at the bottom center of the back panel. Dust Jacket un-clipped with the $1.50 price at the bottom corner of the front flap. Illustrator: Tudor, Tasha. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 0 lbs 7 oz. Category: Juvenile Fiction; Animals / Birds; Animals / Birds; United States; 1940s; Autographed; Children. Signed by Author and Illustrator. Inventory No: 994. .

      [Bookseller: Quaint Book Shop]
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        Robert Frost SIGNED Complete Poems of Robert Frost 1949 Limited First Edition

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1949. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. (Poetry) (Signed Limited Edition) FROST, Robert. Complete Poems of Robert Frost 1949. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1949. Signed by Author. Octavo (9.5 x 6.5), hardcover, custom slipcase. Signed by Frost, number 453 of 500! One of his scarcer signed limited editions. Stated First Printing. Spine toned. Cloth fraying along the bottom of spine. Corners bumped. Housed in custom slipcase. Good condition.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      Zürich, 16. VI. 1949. - 4to. 1 p. To Mr. Fortin, expressing his gratitude for his "affectionate and friendly letter": "[.] It made me happy that you mention 'Doctor Faustus' in the same breath with 'The Glass Bead Game'. These books are actually brothers. Of course, brothers can look very different and still be of the same blood. It seems that nowadays all European books worth reading are written by elderly gentlemen. There is not much to say for today's youth at present [.]" (transl.). - From the collection of the German theologian Hermann Dembowski (1928-2012).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        A complete set of the 15 ORIGINAL DRAWINGS for The Ugly Duckling from EVERGREEN TALES. Group III

      [New York]: [Limited Editions Club], [1949]. Original Art. Close to Fine. Everett Gee Jackson. A complete set of the 15 ORIGINAL CRAYON DRAWINGS by Everett Gee Jackson for The Ugly Duckling which was one of 15 volumes limited to 2500 copies in the Evergreen Tales series. In some cases the drawings are much larger than those in the finished book with some as large as 19" x 15". In addition there are several progressive proofs of the drawings including proofs for the finished illustrations with color added. Housed in an envelope from the George Macy Companies.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Johnny Allegro.

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

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Trans-African Highways

      The Automobile Associatin of South Africa. Hardcover. blue cloth gilt lettering no dust jacket map in pocket clued to front pastedown 406 pp signature on front pastedown 'David Douglas Duncan Life Magazine ' (Duncan was a photographer for Life for over 40 years also published a book of photos of his friend Picasso) . Very Good. 1949.

      [Bookseller: San Francisco Book Company]
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        Agreement Between the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Pacific Western Oil Corporation. Dated February 20, 1949. Fourth Printing.

      No place, [1949]. - Folio. 13 ff. Original printed wrappers. Documentation of the concession for the Saudi half of the Neutral Zone signed between the Saudi government and the Pacific Western Oil Corporation, a subsidiary of J. Paul Getty (and acquired with Getty Oil by Texaco in 1984). Pacific Western, incorporated in 1928, had been exploring for oil in Saudi Arabia since the early 1930s; they had won their first Saudi concession in 1933. - Slight edge defects to cover, otherwise well preserved. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        A Short Account of the Life and Work of Wynkyn de Worde with a Leaf from the Golden Legend Printed by Him at the Sign of the Sun in Fleet Street, London, the Year 1527 [Leaf Book]

      San Francisco: the Book Club of California 1949, edition limited to 375 copies. () [vi], 15, [2]. Near fine. Folio. Quarter cloth over decorative floral paper boards. Paper label to spine and decorative paper label to front board. Cloth and corners a touch rubbed, else a fine copy. The original leaf is tipped to page [V] and is in near fine antiquarian condition, with some minor age-toning and one small chip to foredge. An interesting leaf book, printed in red and black, with an account of the life and works of Wynkyn de Worde, including two pages of examples of his printer's marks. The original leaf is from de Worde's 1527 printing in English of the Golden Legend. The leaf bears signature mark "N iiii" and is printed in two columns with a gilt line drawn between the columns on the verso of the leaf. An attractive production with a leaf printed by one of England's great, early printers and the successor to William Caxton. (Dispersed and Disbound 100).

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Fantasy Drawings

      With an original 'fantasy drawing' of museum collection quality done by Chaim Gross for his older brother, Naftali on Purim, about 4 weeks before the book's public release, using Purim imagery including a wine cup. The 213 x 276 mm (8.39 x 10.87 inches) signed presentation with 7 short lines in Yiddish was done with a fine-tip pen in black ink on the front endpaper. The inscription translates, "My dear brother Naftali, May you be well. I hope you will have pleasure from this book." 5 associated additions are laid in: 3 copies of the illustrated prospectus for "Fantasy Drawings", a copy of the illustrated prospectus for "Chaim Gross, Sculptor" (1949) and an onion skin paper carbon copy with 17 lines in Yiddish. NAFTALI GROSS: [1896-1956] Yiddish poet, journalist, author, and translator. Born in Kolomyia, Austria (now in the Ukraine); came to the United States in 1914 and provided money and assistance for Chaim to immigrate in 1921. Among Naftali's works, "Mayses", "Vladimir Medem", "Mayselekh un mesholim" and "Lider, 1919-1956" are illustrated by Chaim. Naftali died of heart failure April 8, 40 days after the Purim presentation was made. FANTASY DRAWINGS: The first extensive documentation of the works and with excellent b/w reproductions, in part, because Gross preferred to make the drawings using, "relatively small sheets" and drew in black ink [Tarbell]. Gross utilized an automatic drawing technique: "He sat completely relaxed in an armchair in his living room and listened to classical music; images from his subconscious mind were released and flowed onto the paper" [Tarbell]. With the 20th century Shoah uppermost in his mind, re-opening personal memories of horrific anti-semitic violence in his native Galicia, Chaim Gross began drawing, as if compelled, subconscious images in his private sketchbooks in 1944, multi-figure creations rendered by seduction and violence into fused and re-combinant new forms comprised of human and animal body-parts and mythological symbols, the forms characterized by displacement, perversion, and horror. The overarching theme is a challenge to faith and the drawings give off a palpable sense of accreted black humor. Gross made the drawings daily through 1948. Thereafter, he continued to make them with lesser frequency into the early 1950's as part of, "a therapeutic process" (Atkin). CONDITION DETAIL: Presentation: top edge line of soiling, otherwise fine. Book: Pages: Fine. Boards: trace top corner and bottom edge rubs, otherwise fine. Gilt: fine. Binding: Excellent. Jacket: Spine toned and with general edge toning: top corner soiling: edge wear, mostly to top edges including several vertical tears and chips: spine with slight crown loss and trace foot loss: 1 push-in gutter tear on upper side: top edge soiling on lower side. EPHEMERA: Good: clean and bright: fold lines from formerly being laid-in, now preserved flat in an archival sleeve. 1) Yiddish sheet: one pen & black ink correction: an outer edge tear: outer corner with slight crimp: 2) Chaim Gross, Sculptor-Dalton House prospectus (illustrated and printed on both sides): 3 fold lines: a bottom corner with a slight crease: 3-5) "Fantasy Drawings" prospectus (printed and illustrated on both sides): 3 copies with outer corner wear. BOOK FORMAT: Publisher's black cloth boards sewn with cream endpapers, upper side with gilt pictorial decoration after Gross, spine with gilt letters, pictorial jacket with black & scarlet letters, a different drawing reproduced in full on each side, no. 91 on the upper side, no. 116 on the lower side. SIZE: 224 x 287 mm (8.82 x 11.3 inches). PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, 124 pages with 142 illustrations (no pagination previously seen is correct): (3) leaves, preliminaries, includes the captioned b/w frontispiece photograph of a fine wood sculpture self-portrait, title page with black & scarlet letters, pp. 7-23, the two essays illustrated with 25 b/w reproductions, texts with footnotes, pp. 24-25, list of holdings by institutions, p. 26, postscript re: interview + [15] leaves, illustration suite division sheet and 14 section division sheets with individual titles, numbered I-XIV, printed on one side with blank versos + suite of 116 numbered b/w reproductions of drawings on 88 pages laid out in 14 thematic sections and not in chronological order, many full-page, but some pages with as many as four drawings, 2 reproductions with blank versos. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.  

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action; The Theory of p-n Junctions in Semiconductors and p-n Junction Transistors; Hole Injection in Germanium; On the Theory of A-C Impedence of a Contact Rectifier (The Bell System Technical Journal, 2 V

      New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1949. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. Extremely important early work on transistor action and transistors that led, in turn, to the development of semiconductors. The two transistor issues of the Bell System Technical Journal, April 1949 (XXVIII, No. 2) and July 1949 (XXVIII, No. 3). "Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action" by John Bardeen and Walter H. Brattain (Bell System Technical Journal 28 No. 2 pp. 239-277, April 1949); "The theory of p-n junctions in semiconductors and p-n junction transistors" by William Shockley (Bell System Technical Journal 28 No. 3 pp. 435-489, July 1949; "Hole Injection in Germanium" by William Shockley et al. (Bell System Technical Journal 28 No. 3 pp. 344-366, July 1949). The July issue contains several additional important transistor papers, including "Hole Injection in Germanium" by William Shockley et al. and "On the Theory of A-C Impedence in of a Contact Rectifier" by John Bardeen. William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain won the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on transistors. Very rare together in any condition. April Issue, pp. 165-334; July Issue, pp. 335-600. Original blue paper wraps with light yellowing to spines from aging binding glue. Tasteful Brooklyn Public Library stamp on front cover of each issue, no other library stamps evident. The April issue has a slight anomaly where the printing from the inside of the cover was dark enough that it lightly shadows through to the cover. Clean within. Housed in a custom folding case with gold embossed titling to spine.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery]
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        Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action. WITH: The Theory of p-n Junctions in Semiconductors and p-n Junction Transistors. Et al

      New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of two landmark journals documenting the revolutionary invention of the transistor: the April 1949 issue of The Bell System Technical Journal containing the first description of the invention (published simultaneously in The Physical Review), and the famous July 1949 "Semiconductor Issue" dedicated entirely to the discuss of the transistor and semiconductor devices. The entire 1949 volume offered. "In the 1930s, Bell Labs scientists were trying to use ultrahigh frequency waves for telephone communications, and needed a more reliable detection method than the vacuum tube, which proved incapable of picking up rapid vibrations... John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley spearheaded the Bell Labs effort to develop a new means of amplification," developing, by 1948, a novel device that would effectively amplify and control electric signals. "At roughly half an inch high, the first transistor was huge by today's standards, when 7 million transistors can fit onto a single silicon chip. But it was the very first solid state device capable of doing the amplification work of a vacuum tube, earning Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956. More significantly, it spawned an entire industry and ushered in the Information Age, revolutionizing global society" (The American Physical Society). The 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect". Also included is Claude Shannon's Communication Theory of Secrecy Systems (pp. 656-715). BARDEEN, J., and BRATTAIN, W. H. Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action. In The Bell System Technical Journal, Vol. 28, No. 2, April 1949 (pp. 239-277). WITH: BARDEEN, J., and BRATTAIN, W.H., and SHOCKLEY, W., et al. The Bell System Technical Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3. July, 1949. New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1949. Octavo, contemporary blue buckram. The whole volume with all the issues for 1949 (753 pages, complete with contents and index). Fine copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Love in a Cold Climate

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1949. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Very lightly rubbed at the extremities. An excellent copy in the price-clipped and lightly rubbed jacket with some nicks at the ends of the spine and fading of the spine panel and the top edge of the upper panel. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The theory of economic development : an inquiry into profits, capital, credit, interest, and the business cycle / by Joseph A. Schumpeter ; translated from the German by Redvers Opie

      Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press, 1949. 1st Edition - 3rd Printing. Physical desc.: xii, 255 p. ; 23 cm. Notes: Translation of second German edition published by Duncker & Humblot, Munchen, 1926. Includes bibliographical references. Subject: Economics. Capitalism. Economic development. Economic history. Series: Harvard Economic series, 46. Fine cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-torn and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. Book contains previous owner's scattered pencil annotations.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Death is a Lap Ahead (story in Adventure Magazine, July 1949, Vol. 121, No. 3)

      Popular Publications, Chicago 1949 - Clean, 130 pages, illustrated, small edge tears, interior pages are age discolored [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dunbar Old Books]
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        Songs of a Pagan

      Caldwell, The Caxton Printers, Ltd.,, 1949. Quarto. Original mottled grey cloth, titles to front cover in silver and black. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout with photographs by Brigman. Near fine in edge rubbed dust jacket. First edition, first printing. This collection of poetry and photography was published a year before her death

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        SHORTHAND MANUSCRIPT DRAFT OF "ELECTION PROSPECTS."

      [Np]. [nd. but ca. 1949].. 3 2/3 pages, in ink, on versos of printed quarto sheets (reuse of printed statements of terms for performances of Shaw's plays). With two typed onlays, one bearing substantive deletions and insertions in Shaw's hand. Accompanied by an early (contemporary?) typed transcription, 2 1/3 pp., quarto. Some isolated marginal paperclip rust stains affecting each leaf, old mend to verso of 1 1/2" clean tear in final leaf of manuscript, typist's vertical completion rule in pencil through middle of each leaf of the manuscript, but generally very good. A fine example of Shaw's characteristic shorthand, and vintage (though somewhat diffuse) political Shaw in terms of content, possibly the basis for the essay, "Election Prospects as I See Them," published in the DAILY MAIL, 5 November 1949. In it, Shaw comments on the significance of Soviet Communism in the post-war years: "Mr. Churchill, who, to his great credit, was the first to recognize the eminence of Lenin, might well now warn our politicians of all parties, who seldom speak without naming Stalin, and never without insulting him, that Stalin is neither a would-be Napoleon nor a Hitleresque 'bloodthirsty guttersnipe,' but the mainstay of peace in Europe. None of your Statesmen seemed to have observed that ... civilization, from its beginning ... is founded on a broad basis of Communism ... They have not even read their Bibles (if they have any) far enough to know that Christianity began with a communism so stark that Saint Peter struck a man and his wife for holding back a few coins from the common stock for themselves ...." He expounds on the "slavery of Necessity," and the importance of leisure: "...the distribution of leisure is as important and as primary in the duty of the state as the distribution of income ...," and suggests the "final ruin of the Commonwealth" might be the consequence of the confrontation of the "small and miserably idle rich" with the "large and miserable overworked poor ...." LAURENCE C3879.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Chant Funebre Pour Ignacio Sanchez Mejias

      Paris: Krol, 1949. Limited ed. 69/160 signed by Krol. The text of Lorca's poem and the illustrations have been engraved by Krol, 20 engravings + the upper cover. Unbound as issued in stiff paper covers, and tissue outer dust wrapper. Portrait of Ignacio Sanchez Mejias on upper board of hard back cover, repeated on slipcase. Spine of hard cover titled and signed by Krol. Titlepage of book inscribed by Krol "A MSeur et a Madame W.J.Strachan Joeux amicaux et les meilleurs pour 1963 A.Krol". Some wear and soiling to outer slipcase. Text in French.. Signed by Illustrator. Soft Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Abram Krol. 33.0 x 24.5 Cm.

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        Journal of the Merioneth Historical and Record Society [Cychgrawn Cymdeithas Hanes A Chofnodion Sir Feirionydd]: Volume I [1949] To Volume 13 [2001] 13 Volumes Complete

      Published by the Council of the Merioneth Historical and Record Society and Printed by R. Evans & Son, The Bala Press First Editions 1949-2001. [13 Volumes]. First edition unbroken run of uniform matching hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, gilt title and volume number lettering to the spines, gilt lettering to the front cover of volume I. Quarto 10'' x 7½''. Contains printed pages of Welsh and English text with monochrome plates on coated paper, illustrations [some fold-out], and photographs throughout. Very minor rubbing to the extremities and a very near Fine condition library, extremely heavy set. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        The Poems

      London: MacMillan & Co.,, 1949. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spines gilt, the author's monogram device to front boards gilt, top edges gilt. With the original glassine wrappers. Housed in the publisher's brown paper covered slipcase. Frontispiece portraits of Yeats to each volume, one by John Singer Sargent, one by Augustus John. A lovely set with the spines slightly faded, and with light spotting to edges and endpapers. The wrappers are split but preserved, laid in to each volume. First variorum edition. One of a limited edition of 375 numbered copies (this one of 350 trade copies) signed by W. B. Yeats on the limitation page. Includes the publisher's 4 page leaflet printing the title page, explaining the history of the edition, giving the contents, and printing a specimen page from the text, this one with the end of On a Picture of a Black Centaur by Edmund Dulac and the beginning of Among School Children. This edition was being prepared at the time of Yeats's death in 1940. The canny publishers hastened to prepare the limitation leaf and have the great man sign his share. The war then intervened and not until 1949 was this magnificent piece of scholarship and editing was published. It is a noteworthy member of a small band of book - the Posthumous Signed Limited Edition. Yeats of course was a constant reviser of his work which makes this endeavour all the more important.

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        The Card Magic of Le Paul

      Danville, Ill. , The Interstate, 1949. 1st Edition. Description: 219 p. Illus. , port. 24 cm. Subjects: Card tricks. Limited edition. No. 455 of 500 copies. SIGNED by Paul Le Paul Near fine copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling and wear to the spine bands, panels and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        LANDSCAPE INTO ART. Signed by Lismer

      London: John Murray, 1949 (Lismer, Arthur). Clark, Kenneth. LANDSCAPE INTO ART. Signed. London: John Murray, (1949). First Edtion. Ex-libris Group Of Seven landscape artist Arthur Lismer with his neat ownership signature to the front free endpaper. 8vo. 143 pp. + 104 plates. A better than very good copy in beige cloth, gilt titles to the spine in the Graham Sutherland illustrated dustwrapper. A classic work on the history and development of landscape in art, adapted from Kenneth Clark's Slade Lectures. Similarities between Arthur Lismer and Kenneth Clark's influences abound - their high regard for Ruskin, their passion as educators and their positions as influential museum advisors. A unique association copy. Books Signed by Arthur Lismer are rare indeed. . Signed. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Parasites

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1949. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in brown, topstain. With the dust jacket. Spine faded, slight rubbing to extremities. An excellent copy in the price-clipped, spine-faded and lightly rubbed jacket with faint soiling to rear panel. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Binkie, To beguile one of those train journeys, when the crisis threatens. With love from. Daphne, October 1949." Binkie Beaumont, the greatest theatrical impresario of the 20th century who managed Noël Coward and John Gielgud, and effectively controlled what plays did and did not make it to the London stage, was first introduced to Du Maurier when Gielgud first read her novel Rebecca when it came out in 1938, showed it to Beaumont, and together they persuaded Du Maurier to adapt it for the theatre. She did, and it ran successfully throughout the war.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ON A TREE FALLEN ACROSS THE ROAD (TO HEAR US TALK)

      New York: Spiral Press, 1949. First Edition. Wraps. Fine. Printed wraps. Crane B21: 3060 total copies printed, this one of 225 with Frost's own imprint. INSCRIBED but not signed by Frost on the title page: "To the Hockings wherever they are/meditating the wrong Muse." Richard Hocking seems to have been an acquaintance of Frost's during the 1920s and 1930s, having graduated from Harvard in 1928 and earning a Master's there shortly after. When inscribing Christmas greetings, Frost would often not sign his inscription, or at the most simply initial it.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Blue City (First UK Edition, inscribed)

      London: Cassell, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "With Xmas greetings (1951) / to Glenn Schlegel, who liked the American edition of this book. Hoping he will enjoy the British translation. / With all good wishes / Ken Millar." & & Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Some brief white soil to the boards. Jacket is moderately worn and creased at the extremities. An uncommon edition of an early Millar title, and the only signed copy we've ever seen. Basis for the 1986 film starring Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Nothing More Than Murder (First Edition)

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Book is easily Near Fine but for a few tiny rubbed spots to the green cloth; jacket is very presentable, with light wear to corners, a small, faint stain to the top of the front flap and associated portion of the front endpaper, and one small closed tear. The third and final Thompson novel to be published in hardcover, followed by a career of paperback originals.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Original watercolor story panels for Upsidedowntown

      N.p., c. 1949. Nine brilliant watercolor paintings on paper, each measuring approximately 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Colorful, accomplished set of story panels for what is presumably an unpublished children’s book, the unwritten narrative of which follows a group of balloon children as they are sold by a balloon vendor at a county fair, then drift up into “Upsidedowntown.” There, they frolic with a dog and go to a candy store. One of them is punctured by some bad nails and then patched up by a kindly doctor balloon. This all takes place with the county fair upside down in the panel. The story ends with a green balloon child in bed, with a child’s bedroom upside down above. An especially innovative children’s tale told in picture form, without words, by an artist who signs two panels “Alberta.” Two panels with tape marks on verso, else fine and bright.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        THE EVERGREEN TALES, OR TALES FOR THE AGELESS

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1949-1952. Hardcover. Fine, all but one of the books in glassines, in Near Fine slipcases, one case with a short split and light soiling and another with a small abrasion to the lower back corner. 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. Of a total edition of 2000 or 2500 copies, this set is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon pages where instead of a number the initials "G.C." are handwritten. Acquired directly from the publisher's files, this set belonged to Gordon Carroll who was in charge of the club's operations in the 1970s when it operated out of Avon, CT. The editor, Jean Hersholt, has SIGNED about half of the volumes and the publisher Carroll has SIGNED 4 volumes and additionally has INSCRIBED "one volume. Illustrators who have SIGNED are Fritz Eichenberg, Everett Gee Jackson, Edward Ardizzone, Rafaello Busoni, Robert Lawson, and Henry C. Pitz. Arthur Szyk and Fritz Kredel have not signed. Scarce to find a complete set, especially one with such a provenance.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Evergreen Tales

      New York: The Limited Editions Club,, 1949–52. 15 volumes, tall octavo. Original coloured cloth, titles and decoration to spines and upper boards in various colours, various coloured and pictorial endpapers. Housed in 5 original red slipcases with printed paper labels. Colour illustrations by a variety of artists throughout each volume. Minor scratch to the spine of Bluebeard, but otherwise the cloth and contents are fresh and bright. An excellent set. Complete set of the Evergreen Tales, each volume #342 of 2000 or 2500 numbered copies of which 6 are signed only by the editor, Jean Hersholt, 6 are signed by the editor and the artist (Rafaello Buson, Ervine Metzl, Fritz Eichenberg, Everett Gee Jackson, Edward Ardizzone, and Robert Lawson), and 3 are unsigned as issued. A beautiful example of a set that is that not usually found complete.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Privacy of Speech Ten Poems in Sequence, with block print decorations by Mary Fabilli

      Berkeley: Equinox Press, 1949. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Original vellum spine, gilt title; decorated paper boards. Finely printed on Tovil handmade paper. Deckled edges. The first book of the Equinox Press and Everson's first effort at printing. One of 100 copies, of which reportedly only 50 were bound and issued. A high spot of modern printing, and of Everson as printer, designer and binder. Exquisite woodblocks by Mary Fabilli. Printed in red and black. Boards yawn slightly else a fine copy. Bartlett & Campo, A10.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Heemskerck Shoals

      Victoria, Australia: Mountainside Press, (1949). Folio. From an edition of 85 copies, this is one of 75 printed on Georgian semi-rag paper. Signed by the author and illustrator, Geoffrey C. Ingleton, with a gift inscription from the printer, John T. Kirtley. Illustrated throughout, with images of ships and maritime equipment printed in red and head- and tail-pieces printed in brown. Also includes a two-page map of "Abel Janszn Tasman's Passagie," hand-colored in red, blue, yellow, and green. The text is a poem by Australian modernist poet R. D. Fitzgerald and gives an account of Abel Tasman's first voyage in 1642 in the service of the Dutch East India Company to explore the area around Australia and find possible sources of precious metals. During this ten-month expedition commanding the ships the Heemskerk and the Zeehaen, Tasman became the first European to locate and map "Van Diemen's Land" (Tasmania), New Zealand, the Tonga Islands, and some of Fiji. Bound in vellum and red and blue leather, with the vellum separating the two colors to form a red, white, and blue verticle stripe on each board. Title stamped in gilt to front cover, and spine in five compartments with title and decorations in gilt. Boards slightly bowed, some edgewear, and very light bleeding of color from the leathers onto the vellum, otherwise a fine copy of this Australian pressbook.

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four. A Novel

      London, Secker & Warburg, 1949., 1949. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, 312pp. Elegantly bound in half burgundy calf, titles in gilt to spine in six compartments with raised bands, marbled boards; publisher's cloth spine in at rear. Internally clean. A very attractive copy. Orwell's classic novel of a totalitarian future society is among the most famous and most cited works of dystopian fiction in literature, whose text and terminology has left a profound impression upon the English language. Basis for the Bafta-nominated movie starring John Hurt and Richard Burton. Fenwick, G; George Orwell. A Bibliography [A.12a], (1998). Connolly 100 listed, also Time Magazine; 100 Best Modern Novels.

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        Death Of A Salesman - A View From The Bridge - The Misfits

      New York/London: The Viking Press/Henry Good & Son Ltd./The Cresset Press 1949 - 1. Death of a Salesman. New York: The Viking Press, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. Following points of issue: broken type on page 11, line 7 (solid), and tinted top edge. Stratford Press noted as printers. Dustwrapper with $2.50 price and author's photograph on the back flap. 2. Death of a Salesman. London: Henry Good & Son Ltd., 1949. First Edition, First Printing. A very good copy of the rare London Phoenix Theatre's stapled eight page programme of Elia Kazan's production of the play, which featured Paul Muni in the role of Willy Loman. 3. Death of a Salesman. London: The Cresset Press, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a very good, price-clipped dustwrapper. 4. A View from the Bridge. New York: The Viking Press, 1955. First Edition, First Printing. A fine copy in a near fine price-clipped dustwrapper. 5. The Misfits. New York: The Viking Press, 1961. First Edition, First Printing. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Price for the collection: CHF 2'500. Please note that due to size and weight we will have to charge additional postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Arab of the Desert

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd.,, 1949. A Glimpse into Badawin Life in Kuwait and Sau'di Arabia. Octavo. Original sand cloth, lettered in gilt on red faux label to the spine. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece and 51 other plates, 9 of them coloured, numerous diagrams and illustrations to the text, 9 folding maps on 8 sheets and 6 folding pedigrees in band to the lower board. Text-block lightly browned as usual, otherwise a very good copy in a slightly rubbed and chipped, price-clipped jacket. First edition. Magisterial study of the region, described by Freya Stark as "indispensable to all who wish to travel or live with some knowledge in the region … indispensable to specialists." This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, "Colonel & Mrs. Eddy with my best compliments, H. R. P. Dickson, 28.2.50", and on the following blank, "To Colonel William Eddy with sincere appreciation from the Dhahran Women's Club, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. February 23, 1950." Set up in 1946, the DWC, now the Dharhran Women's Group, was originally established by Aramco to help with the acclimatisation of new arrivals, with meetings held at members' homes featuring a speaker sharing information about local customs and culture. In his rôle as a "consultant", acting as an intermediary between the company and the Saudi court, Col. Eddy would have been an obvious choice to make such a presentation. Eddy was the son of Presbyterian missionaries, born in Sidon, Syria, and after graduation from Princeton served in the US Marine Corps during the First World War. He then entered academia, teaching literature at Dartmouth College and the American College in Cairo, president of both Hobart College and William Smith College (1936-42). Re-entering the services in WWII with the rank of lieutentant-colonel he was Naval Attaché and Naval Attaché for Air in Cairo, with significant intelligence rôles. From 1943 his work as "Special Assistant to the American Minister" based at the American legation in Jeddah was crucial in forging bonds between the Saudi Arabia and the Allies. Post-war Eddy was crucial in the creation of the CIA, and retained his special relationship at the Saudi court. An extremely attractive association copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Nourritures suivi d'extraits de la Nausée, pointes sèches de Wols

      [Paris]: Jacques Damase, 1949. Wrappers. Fine. 20 cm; 57 pages, and three original drypoint etchings by Wols (Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze) laid in as issued. Edition limited to 450 copies, printed on deckle-edged pure rag paper by Johannot. Bound in blue paper wraps with printed title label on upper wrap. Corners and edges understandably frayed; some light toning to stock.

      [Bookseller: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio]
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        Keats Shelley & Rome

      London: Christopher Johnson, published on behalf of the Keats Shelley Memorial Association,, 1949. An Illustrated Miscellany. Compiled by Neville Rogers. Postscript by Field Marshall Earl Wavell. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to front board gilt. With the dust jacket. 10 illustrated plates (two of which are first published in this volume, one of the drawing of Keats by Haydon and one a photograph of the then recently discovered Keats death mask). Corners and board edges lightly rubbed and marked, small loss at head of spine, internally clean. An excellent copy in the rubbed, chipped and lightly spotted jacket with a defective spine panel. First edition, first impression of this anthology memorialising Shelley and Keats, put together by Shelley scholar Neville Rogers. Rogers was a friend of Vera Cacciatore (1911-2004), who was curator of Keats-Shelley House from 1933 (aged only 21) to 1976. This is poet and political activist Nancy Cunard's copy, with her ownership inscription on the front pastedown, "N - / Rome, Dec 31, 1956 - on leaving my pages in the Keats, Shelley, Byron Memorial, with Vera Cacciatore, "To add my Leaf"." Cunard befriended Cacciatore when in Rome, and, as described in the inscription, visited Keats-Shelley House (on her last day in Rome before travelling on to Spain) to contribute a piece of writing to the museum's archives. This copy includes a typescript copy (signed and marked "Own Copy") of this text, which is a 4 page lyrical recount of Cunard's lucid dreams, the last of which is of Keats himself, which came to her when a girl of 15: "Keats stood beside me, romantic and beautiful in face and dress and bearing. He spoke -- how gently -- yet what were the words? His meaning, I knew -- clear, repeated and insistent -- was that I should write, that I should be a poet. And as I gazed at him trembling, he gave me a ring, putting it on the fourth finger of my right hand. It was a pink topaze set in gold, of his own time. I see the form, the ineffably crystal light of it yet -- a dawn, all concentrated and held within a stone -- a symbol and, somehow a... consecration. And then I awoke in tears, greatly marvelling." Cunard continues, ending the piece with an envoi: "Thus, to the treasure of this house I offer my small leaf -- foglia dell'albero universale -- and leave it here today, December 31, 1956, with love, and with a tear." The typescript had, pasted to the verso of the final leaf, Cunard's ticket for entering the museum. This marvellous set also includes several postcards from the Museum, one of which (a drawing by Keats of the Graecian Urn - the Sosibios Vase from from the Musée Napoléon) is inscribed by Cacciatore on the verso, "A Nancy Cunard, per ricordo di Keats, Vera Cacciatore, 27 Decembre 1956", and also includes an autograph letter signed from Cacciatore to Cunard, dated May 14th 1957, in affectionate broken English thanking her for a review on Byron, and fondly expressing hopes to see her again, "We remember you with affection and sympathy and we do hope that you are coming again. But I am afraid Spain is winning Italy, in your interest... With my best wishes, for your work, for your travels, Yours ever, Vera Cacciatore". An extraordinarily evocative collection.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Bartholomew and the Oobleck (1st trade printing)

      Random House 1949 - All points agree with Younger/Hirsch except that the jacket is price clipped. No previous owner's name or inscriptions. Jacket's top edge quite distressed with tears and creases. The bottom edge is somewhat better. The book has some edge wear. Binding and hinges are in very good shape. Contents are clean and unmarked. This book will be shipped with a fresh mylar dust jacket protector. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Page Books]
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        THE GLASS MENAGERIE

      (New York): New Directions, (1949). First New Classics Edition. cloth. Near Fine in a price-clipped, Near Very Good dustwrapper. This high spot of twentieth century drama was first published in 1945 and is published here with illustrations from the film starring Gertrude Lawrence, Kirk Douglas, Jane Wyman, and Arthur Kennedy. This edition also contains production notes of the play by Williams as well as an essay by him reprinted from THE NEW YORK TIMES. Nicely SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper and rather uncommon as such. The dustwrapper, designed by Alvin Lustig, has a few small chips and is lightly soiled.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Sheltering Sky

      New York: New Directions, 1949. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); tan cloth boards, stamped in blue and black on spine; dustjacket; 318pp. Faint paper-clip stain to first two leaves; ink hand-stamp of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studios to both front endpapers, else a tight, square, Near Fine copy. The original Alvin Lustig dustwrapper is price-clipped, with old adhesive paper reinforcement along upper edge verso and with front flap partially separated at fold; Very Good. In later custom-made blue cloth slipcase. & & A presentable example which, despite flaws, shows little of the usual toning or soiling to the jacket. Given the internal evidence, we assume this to have been an early (possibly review) copy provided to Metro Goldwyn Mayer in anticipation of an early movie project (obviously never produced). In the end, it took until Bernardo Bertolucci's 1991 epic (produced by Warner Brothers Studios) for the book to be adapted to film.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        The Poems

      London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd.,, 1949. 2 volumes, large octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spines and author's initials to upper boards gilt, bevelled edges, top edges gilt. Volume II in the original acetate dust jacket. Housed in the publisher's brown slipcase. Spines a little faded, contents unopened. An excellent set. First edition, first impression. The definitive edition of Yeats's poetry, limited to 375 numbered sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf. A lovely set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La Banlieue de Paris

      Lausanne: La Guilde du Livre,, 1949. Texte de Blaise Cendrars sur 130 photos de Robert Doisneau. Small quarto. Original white paper over boards, titles to spine and upper board in black, photographic endpapers. Black and white photographs in the text throughout. Spine slightly rolled, and corners gently bumped. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing. One of a limited edition of 4300 numbered copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        DEE GOONG AN THREE MURDER CASES SOLVED BY JUDGE DEE AN OLD CHINESE DETECTIVE NOVEL

      [Tokyo: Printed for the Author by Toppan Printing Company, 1949].. Square octavo. Color pictorial paper over boards. Frontis and illustrations, including six by the author. Some almost inevitable rubbing to the spine extremities and fore- tips, usual tan offset to endsheets, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. One of 1200 numbered copies, signed by Van Gulik, and accompanied by a chop mark. The source work of Van Gulik's character and series, here translated by him from the anonymous 18th century text, with an introduction and notes.

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        EARTH ABIDES

      New York: Random House, 1949 Signed by Stewart on the half-title page. International Fantasy Award winner for best novel, 1951. "Human civilization is trivial: the planet 'abides.' Lasting excellence is brilliant dramatization of anthropological and sociological principles at work, respected by today's scholars." Barron; Anatomy of Wonder 4, *3-358. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket with one 1/8th inch closed tear to the rear panel, and only a hint of rubbing. A handsome, superior copy.. Signed. First edition, first printing. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        Earth Abides (1949) (Signed)

      New York: Random House, 1949. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover with silver-stamped lettering on spine, dark blue half-cloth over light blue cloth boards, circular waffled stamped impression on cover board. Tight binding. Page-tops stained blue, Very Good. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on first half title page in dark blue fountain pen "GEORGE R. STEWART". Dust jacket in protective mylar with original $3.00 pricing intact on flap (NOT price-clipped), minor edgewear with barely noticeable few slight, small tears/wrinkle along upper dj and extremely small chip on bottom dj near spine, Very Good. First Printing, First Edition. 373 pages. Previous owner gift inscription on first free end paper. Extremely rare and much sought after Signed First Edition. A real showpiece..

      [Bookseller: Rare Finds Booksellers]
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