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        Les Illuminations. Preface de Henry Miller. Lithographies originales de Fernand Leger.

      . Lausanne, Grosclaude, Editions des Gaules 1949. 4°. 134 S., 3 Bl. Mit 15 (davon 13 pochoirkolorierte) Orig.-Lithographien. Kopfgoldschnitt. Rotes Maroquin mit goldgepr. Rückentitel auf 5 Zierbünden, mit blindgepr. Deckelbordüre. Nr. 143 von 275 (101 a 375) Exmplaren sur papier velin teinte, fait a la main. Monod 9742. Von Louis Grosclaude und F. Leger in der Justification signiert. Sehr schönes Exemplar. -CHF 5000.00.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Fatzer]
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        Une Saison en enfer. Lithographies originales de Louis Favre.

      Le Haag und Paris, A.A.M. Stols. 1949.. Mit 11 Original-Farblithographien von Louis Favre (1891-1956) und Text in französisch auf 65 S. in losen Lagen, Inhaltsverzeichnis und Impressum. Folio. OUmschlag.. Exemplar 117 von 125 nummerierten Exemplaren auf Van Gelder (mit Wz.) der Gesamtauflage von 150 Exx. Im Impressum signiert und nummeriert. - 1873 im Privatverlag gedruckt, verblieb die Auflage bis auf wenige Vorab-Exemplare im Lager und galt bis zur Auffindung 1901 als von Rimbaud selbst vernichtet. Louis Favre hatte eine Ausbildung als Landvermesser und machte sich im jungen Alter auf, um in Paris Maler zu werden. In den zwanziger Jahren enteckte er nach langem Experimentieren die alte Technik der ägyptischen Wachsmalerei. Der Kritiker und spätere Direktor des Groninger Museums Jos de Gruyter schrieb im Vaderland über Favre: Seine Farben sind genauso reich wie die eines gotischen Kirchenfensters. - Titel etwas lichtgegilbt, Fingerspur und kleine Bereibung. 1 Bl. minimal wellig. Insgesamt sehr sauberes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Les Fourmis.

      Paris, Editions du Scorpion, 1949.. 19 x 12 cm. 204 pages. Broche. Bon etat generale. Exemplaire un peu jauni. Interieur propre. Envoi autographe signe de l'auteur:" Pour Jacqueline Lay un bien cordial hommage Boris Vian". / First edition of this collection of short stories by the avant-garde novelist, playwright, jazz musician and cult figure. A very good or better copy in publisher's illustrated wrappers. This copy inscribed by Vian on the half-title, "Pour Jacqueline Zay (?) En tres cordial hommage. Boris Vian." Books inscribed by Boris Vian, who died at the age of 39 during a screening of a film based on his pseudonmyous novel "I'll Spit on Your Grave", are distinctly scarce. His chef d'oeuvre L'Ecume du jours was called by Raymond Queneau, "the most poignant love story of our time.". "On est arrives ce matin et on n'a pas ete bien recus, car il n'y avait personne sur la plage que des tas de types morts ou des tas de morceaux de types... " Cette premiere phrase des Fourmis donne le ton de ce livre. Si l'on y rencontre a chaque page l'humour en coup de poing, la fantaisie verbale, l'imagination drolatique, le gout du canular qui ont fait la celebrite de Boris Vian, on dirait qu'ils visent surtout a conjurer les menaces d'un monde hostile. Personne n'aimerait monter dans le train du " Voyage a Khonostrov ", surtout s'il n'a pas envie de faire la conversation. Personne n'aimerait resider trop pres de l'ecole des " fliques ", ou l'on voit comment la betise ordinaire conduit tout droit a un totalitarisme barbare. Ces onze nouvelles de jeunesse ont ete rassemblees et publiees par Boris Vian lui-meme, en 1949. Elles disent deja les obsessions et les revoltes qu'exprimeront les chefs-d'oeuvre de l'ecrivain, L'Ecume des jours ou J'irai cracher sur vos tombes. Resume de l'edition de poche.

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        The Sheltering Sky

      John Lehmann, London 1949 - First Edition, First Printing. An attractive First Issue dustjacket that has the 10s. 6d. net printed price present with minor to the spine and edges. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with light foxing to the page edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this scarce First Edition with the ORIGINAL dustjacket in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Art of Living

      Harper and Brothers, New York 1949 - First edition. Quarto. Illustrated cloth boards in dustwrapper. A bit of soiling and slight spotting on the boards, very good in very good dustwrapper with nicking at the foot and some age-toning. This copy personalized (but not signed) by Steinberg on the half-title, with a drawing of a crossbow shooting a bird (with a few random symbols and letters, possibly a rebus of some sort) and dated "1954 New Years." The book includes a few other pictures of birds being menaced with weapons, but not one that correlates directly to the one drawn. Steinberg drawings are scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Murray's Berkshire Architectural Guide

      London: John Murray,, 1949. London: John Murray,, 1949. Tall quarto. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine and upper board in white and black, Uffington White Horse design to upper board in black and white. Illustrations from photographs throughout. Spine faded and a little rolled, cloth rubbed at edges, corners bumped. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by Betjeman on the front free endpaper, "To the Master, Incumbent, & Sibyl, from John Betjeman. XIV.IX.MCMXLIX". The recipient was most likely the Reverend Harton, vicar of Baulking Church, in Betjeman's home village, and his wife Sibyl. Betjeman and his wife Penelope were friends with the Hartons, and the vicar sent Penelope the following letter after she stepped in to cover organ-playing duties while Sibyl was ill: "My dear Penelope, I have been thinking over the question of playing the harmonium on Sunday evenings here and have reached the conclusion that I must now take it over. I am very grateful to you for doing it for so long and hate to have to ask you to give it up, but, to put it plainly, your playing has got worse and worse and the disaccord between the harmonium and the congregation is becoming destructive of devotion. People are not very sensitive here, but even some of them have begun to complain, and they are not usually given to doing that. I do not like writing this, but think you will understand that it is my business to see that divine worship is as perfect as it can be made. Perhaps the crankiness of the instrument has something to do with the trouble. I think it does require a careful and experienced player to deal with it. Thank you ever so much for stepping so generously into the breach when Sibyl was ill; it was the greatest possible help to me and your results were noticeably better then than now. Yours ever, F.P. Harton". A wonderful association.

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        CAPILLAS Y SEPULTURAS DEL REAL CONVENTO DE PREDICADORES DE VALENCIA. Con una introducción y notas del Barón de San Petrillo

      Acción Bibliográfica Valenciana, Valencia 1949 - Folio. Portada facsímil a dos tintas de la edición de 1755. 3 vols. (280 págs., 278 págs, 260 págs.). Ejemplar núm. 27 de una tirada de 125 ejemplares. Papel de hilo, barbas. Magnífica encuadernación. Media piel, doble tejuelo, lomo adornado con dorados, corte tintado. Cubierta original. Reedición de la obra conservada en la Biblioteca de la Universidad de Valencia, publicada en 1755 con el título "Capillas y sepulturas de la Yglesia, y claustro de este Real Convento de Predicadores de Valencia: Memorias y obras pías de sus patronos, y sucesores. Divídese la obra en dos partes, la primera comprehende las Capillas y Sepulturas de la Yglesia, la segunda contiene todo lo que pertenece al Claustro Mayor, con noticia breve de las Cofradías y Hermandades". Volúmenes escritos por un sabio dominico nacido en Villanueva del Grao, en 1694, y muerto en 1775, en los que documenta la historia y el valor artístico de las capillas del convento de Santo Domingo, y se extiende en detalladas noticias genealógicas de las personalidades sepultadas. Valencia. Historia. Genealogía. Monasterios, iglesias y conventos. History. Genealogy. Monasteries, churches and convents.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        Red Planet

      Charles Scibner's Sons, New York 1949 - Fine in a near fine dust jacket. First Edition, "A", with no mention of later printings on the copyright page. Original price of $2.50 printed on the front flap of dust jacket. A clean, bright, square copy. Very nice. Comes housed in a custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Snow Song

      (Frederic Prokosch), Paris 1949 - First edition. Decorated self-wrappers with white printed label. 24mo. Fine. Out of a total edition of 44 copies, this is copy "d" of 10 lettered copies on Sienese paper. There were also 10 copies each on Florentine, Venetian, and Roman paper, and four on Sicilian paper. Signed by the author. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books," this one issued as a Christmas Greeting. Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions," which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. Rare. *OCLC* locates six copies (of the total edition) in institutions. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Les Amis de l'Ecrivain, Paris 1949 - 1/200. Large quarto. 136, [4]pp. Uncut. 3/4 red morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering and illustration on spine. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Original decorative wrappers bound in. Published posthumously in 1949, Cydalise is a collection of erotic poetry by Pierre Louys, a French poet and writer, most renowned for lesbian and classical themes in some of his writings. He is known as a writer who sought to "express pagan sensuality with stylistic perfection." This work is delightfully illustrated throughout with 16 striking tissue-guarded etchings. One of 200 copies on Vélin de Lana paper, of which this is No.244 of a total edition of 265. Upper corners slightly bumped and rubbbed (not affecting pages). Minor shelf wear. Spine slightly sunned. Text in French. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Murray's Berkshire Architectural Guide.

      London: John Murray, 1949 - Tall quarto. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine and upper board in white and black, Uffington White Horse design to upper board in black and white. Spine faded and a little rolled, cloth rubbed at edges, corners bumped. An excellent copy. Illustrations from photographs throughout. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by Betjeman on the front free endpaper, "To the Master, Incumbent, & Sibyl, from John Betjeman. XIV.IX.MCMXLIX". The recipient was most likely the Reverend Harton, vicar of Baulking Church, in Betjeman's home village, and his wife Sibyl. Betjeman and his wife Penelope were friends with the Hartons, and the vicar sent Penelope the following letter after she stepped in to cover organ-playing duties while Sibyl was ill: "My dear Penelope, I have been thinking over the question of playing the harmonium on Sunday evenings here and have reached the conclusion that I must now take it over. I am very grateful to you for doing it for so long and hate to have to ask you to give it up, but, to put it plainly, your playing has got worse and worse and the disaccord between the harmonium and the congregation is becoming destructive of devotion. People are not very sensitive here, but even some of them have begun to complain, and they are not usually given to doing that. I do not like writing this, but think you will understand that it is my business to see that divine worship is as perfect as it can be made. Perhaps the crankiness of the instrument has something to do with the trouble. I think it does require a careful and experienced player to deal with it. Thank you ever so much for stepping so generously into the breach when Sibyl was ill; it was the greatest possible help to me and your results were noticeably better then than now. Yours ever, F.P. Harton". A wonderful association. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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). "The narrative presents, with great accuracy and power, the agony of the American troops in the Pacific campaign… It remains Mailer's best, and certainly the best war novel to emerge from the United States" (Burgess, 42-43).

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        Christopher Columbus (Original screenplay for the 1949 film)

      Universal Pictures Universal City, CA 1949 Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1949. Script for the 1949 UK film, "Christopher Columbus," based on the novel by Rafael Sabatini and starring Fredric March. Copy belonging to film editor Peter Hunt, marked as "Final Script" and dated May 3, 1948. White paper stock, with pink and blue revision pages throughout, pages Very Good with creasing and light fray at the edges and corners. In the original green card wrapper, Good only, with yapping at all the edges, and a rough split along the lower spine fold. Peter Hunt began his career in the UK film industry as an editor, working on several of the best-known early James Bond films ("Dr. No," "From Russia With Love," "Goldfinger"), as well as "The Ipcress File." He debuted as a director with "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" in 1969.

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        MY VACATIONS

      Privately Published By Author, USA 1949 - FIRST PRINTING of First Edition. Original red cloth with gilt lettering over a black title patch on spine. The book is in fine condition with no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, solid binding, no foxing, clean covers, no rubbing. The original scarce dust jacket has old cellophane tape stains on the covers and flaps (tape is long gone), minor loss to bottom of spine. The book measures 225mm tall x 158mm and has 180 pages, 29 b/w photos. This book was privately printed by the author to present to friends and associates. It was never for sale. Stimson was Secretary Of War under Taft from 1911 to 1913, a colonel of the 31st Field Artillery in WWI, Governor General of the Philippines, Secretary of State 1929-1933, and Secretary Of War from 1940 to 1949 under Roosevelt. In this book he tells of his ascent of the east face of Chief Mountain in Glacier National Park in 1891 (the 2nd ascent of the peak, the first was by a Flathead indian). Mt Stimson in the same area was later named after him. One chapter is on his trip in 1896 to the Alps where he hired the Pollinger brothers as guides (they later accompanied Conway on the climb of Aconcagua). It describes his climbs of the Rimpfischhorn, Riffelberg, Zinal Rothorn traverse, & the Matterhorn. Eventually, Stimson was made an honorary member of the Alpine Club and American Alpine Club. The first 113 pages describe his explorations around Glacier National Park and Alps trip (11pp). The Glacier National Park section also has his accounts of hunting big game including grizzly bears. The remaining text describes stateside equestrian activities with troops (36pp) & excursions in the Phillipines. This book is not listed in any of the major climbing bibliographies. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK BEING OFFERED. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS]
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        Complete Poems of Robert Frost

      Henry Holt and Company, 1949. Hardcover. Near Fine. Henry Holt and Company, New York 1949. Limited First Edition. Limited to 500 copies. This is number 279/500. Signed by Robert Frost on the Limitation Page. The Signature is Guaranteed by the Publisher. Book Condition: Near Fine, tight spine, light spots on the boards. Darkening at the spine, light shelf wear.

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        The Intelligent Investor

      Harper & Brothers, 1949-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Harper Brothers, 1951: First Edition, Early Printing; lacking the statement of "First Edition" and therefore not a first printing. Harper Brothers date code on copyright page of "C-A" listed, corresponding to a print date of March, 1951. In an original dust jacket with $3.50 intact. Name of previous owner on front free end paper. Two early pages of text have underlining, otherwise clean text. Spine cloth shows light wear to ends. The dust jacket shows edge wear with chipping, rubbing and light soiling. Worn area with surface loss to front panel. A nice early printing of the rare first edition of this sought after investment classic, scarce in dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        LOS CAPRICHOS DE GOYA Y SUS DIBUJOS PREPARATORIOS. 1ª edición

      Inst. Amatller de Arte Hispánico, Barcelona 1949 - Folio, 105 págs. de texto. 1 autorretrato, 86 láminas con toda la serie de los Caprichos en color negro y sepia. Ejemplar núm. 221 de una tirada de 950 ejemplares. Media piel, lomo con letras doradas, corte superior tintado. Estuche tela. Buen ejemplar. El gran estudioso del arte español presenta una de las obras máximas de la historia del grabado universal, única por su riqueza de invención y hondura de pensamiento, que desprende tan gran emoción y calor vital. Toda la serie consta aquí estampada en 86 soberbias láminas grabadas, ordenadas numéricamente, con los dibujos preparatorios colocados antes del grabado definitivo, lo que permite seguir la evolución del pintor al elaborar cada estampa. Pintura española. Arte español. Grabados. Spanish painting. Spanish art. Engravings.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        Orchard Street

      1949 (printed 1990) Gelatin silver photograph, 16 x 20 inches. 1949 (printed 1990). Signed by Link in pencil on the verso, copyright stamped to verso. Image depicts street vendors with awnings drawn, lined up along empty Orchard Street in New York City's Lower East Side. A bright print, fine condition. Matted in white, in a sleek black wood frame. Ogle Winston Link was an American photographer, best known for his railroad photography and as a pioneer of nighttime photography. After receiving his degree in civil engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1937, Link began to work at Carl Byoir's public relations firm as a commercial photographer, and transitioned into photographing military machinery during World War II. Link photographed Orchard Street in 1946, shortly after opening his own New York City studio, which focused on public relations photography. The original photograph was printed and copyrighted in 1949, and this 1990 impression was printed from the same, original 1946 negative. Orchard Street was printed using the gelatin silver process, the most common method for making black and white photographs since the 1890s. The printing process, first introduced in 1871 by Richard Leach Maddox, involves creating an image of metallic silver embedded in a gelatin coating. Due to the sensitivity of the materials used to make them, gelatin silver prints are prone to toning and discoloration, increasing the rarity of fine quality prints.. Gelatin Silver Photograph. Fine. 16 x 20 Inches.

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        MOSZCZENICA, POW. RYBNIK".

      - Typ: rysunek; Haslo: Jastrzebie-Zdroj (Moszczenica); Przyn. adm.: powiat Jastrzebie-Zdroj wojewodztwo slaskie (katowickie); Sygnatura: Rysunek sygnowany olowkiem w obrebie kompozycji: "I. Nowakowska-Acedanska".; Technika: Rysunek olowkiem na kartonie, autorsko karta naklejona na wiekszy karton z tytulem rysunku.; Format: 230x296.; Datowanie: Ok. 1949.; Inf o autorze: I. Nowakowska-Acedanska (15.12.1909 Lwow-14.02.1983 Gliwice) graficzka i malarka, zwiazana do konca wojny ze Lwowem, po 1945 krotko z Tarnowem, nastepnie od 1946 z Gliwicami, w 1932 ukonczyla studia na Wydziale Sztuk Zdobniczych i Przemyslu Artystycznego Panstwowej Szkoly Technicznej we Lwowie (studia w latach 1927-1932), uprawiala przede wszystkim grafike warsztatowa w roznych technikach graficznych, grafike uzytkowa, malarstwo (sztalugowe i scienne) i rysunek oraz tkanine, udzial w licznych wystawach, lata 1932-1939 to najlepszy okres w tworczosci artystki, zob. Gronska 1971 s.433, Snoch 2004 s.11, Katalog Wroclaw 1983 s.135, Jakimowicz 1997 s.370.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura koscioly koscioly drewniane / Architektur Kirchen/Kirche Schrotholzkirchen/Schrotholzkirche / architecture churches/church wooden churches/wooden church / Handzeichnung / drawing; Rysunek oraz karta na ktory zostal naklejony w ladnym stanie.

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        Earth Abides

      New York: Random House. F/F. 1949. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 1st edition/1st printing (stated), Random House, 1949. 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 .

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        Shane

      Houghton Mifflin 1949 - Very good with slight soiling to boards; binding firm. Bookplate at bottom of flyleaf and professional repair to tears along edges of two pages, otherwise clean and unmarked. In a very good dust jacket ($2.50 price intact) with some wear at the spine ends, edges and corners, and slight rubbing to the front panel. An attractive copy of this 20th Century high spot. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magus Books]
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        The Way West

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

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Naked and the Dead. Signed copy

      London Allan Wingate 1949. G : in Good condition with dust jacket and protective cover. Wrapper lightly dust soiled with some loss to spine ends and neat internal tape repair to lower edge. Cover with some external wear to outer joints and cracked at inner hinges. Contents firm. Slight staining to top edge of prelims First UK Edition Black hardback cloth cover 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 721pp. Signed by author on title page.

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        Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem

      New York: The Viking Press, 1949 First edition, first issue. Publisher's orange cloth, with an illustration of the play's stage setting and the spine lettering in brown, pictorial endpapers illustrated with a reproduced drawing of the play's stage setting by the play's original set designer Jo Mielziner; original first issue dust jacket with illustration of the protagonist Willy Loman designed by Joseph Hirsch. A near fine or better copy, with a hint of wear to the extremities, extremely faint toning to the spine, bright and fresh interior; unclipped dust jacket, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, minor chipping to the spine ends, a few light smudges to the rear panel, otherwise clean and bright panels. Overall, an attractive, tight copy. Death of a Salesman is Miller's best known play, about Willy Loman, an aging traveling salesman who struggles financially and emotionally after losing his job. The plot was largely influenced by Miller's own experience as part of a prosperous immigrant family who achieved the American Dream only to be later devastated by the Great Depression. The story is told in stream-of-consciousness style, with Loman drifting between the reality of his shabby apartment and the idyllic memories of a more prosperous yesteryear. This literary technique is achieved in the theater setting through Loman's conversation with characters who exist only his imagination, as indicated by the play's half-title. Death of a Salesman debuted on Broadway at the Morosco Theatre in New York on February 10, 1949, starring Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman and under the direction of Elia Kazan. A literary and theatrical success, Death of a Salesman won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play in 1949.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod

      Rinehart & Co., New York 1949 - Twelfth printing. New introduction by the author. Illustrated with photographs by William A. Bradford and others. Corners a bit bumped, near fine in an about fine dustwrapper with a very short tear. Warmly Inscribed by the author: "For George Swetman Esq. with the profound affection of his old friend and colleague. Henry Beston." A nature classic that captures the essence of place and that continues to endure, this copy comes with a wonderful eight page (both sides of four octavo leaves) Autograph Letter Signed twice by Beston on his Chimney Farm stationery to Mrs. Swetman sending the book, and explaining the creation of the book. In small part: "I wrote it a few years after I had emerged from War I. Being still sick at heart with this vast political massacre of the young by the young, I went as far as I could go to the world of nature and wonder, and just sat quiet awhile like the Bhudda under the Bo tree. After a while a religious sense of acceptance and peace possessed me, a sense I have never lost. After marriage, I bought from relatives the farm we now occupy, where I live very happily with my attendant bears, the chief of whom is my famous 'Oswald', an enchanting bear who on autumn nights is given permission to sleep by the open fire." Beston goes on to describe his life in Maine, and his upcoming trip to stay on a Maine island with a friend whose "occupation is the collaring of poor, innocent lobsters. I weep for them as the walrus wept for the oyster." With original envelope. A wonderful letter. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Earth Abides

      New York: Random House. F/F. 1949. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 1st edition/1st printing (stated), Random House, 1949. 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 .

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        THE D. A. BREAKS AN EGG (Intimately Inscribed)

      New York: William Morrow, 1949. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE D. A. BREAKS AN EGG. New York: William Morrow, (1949). First Edition. A NEAR FINE bright unworn copy (some staining to top edge which affects the top right corners of some of the pages, although it doesn't affect any of the text) in an attractive VERY GOOD ORIGINAL DUST JACKET (which has a little bit of overall chipping and creasing to the edges, and a stain to the right top corner of the back panel and top of the rear flap). INSCRIBED on the front-free endpaper:"To Tee, who has more ability and less confidence than 99% of the best writers. Yours, Erle." Underneath this, the author has signed his name in full: "Erle Stanley Gardner/at Rancho del Paisano/ June 1950." THE D. A. BREAKS AN EGG is the ninth and last of the nine novels written by Gardner about small town California district attorney Doug Selby. In our experience, the Doug Selby mysteries are far more rarely seen signed than the Perry Mason mysteries.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Charles Lofgren.

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        Bons pour la mort ou les trop purs.

      Nagel 1949 - - Nagel, Paris _1949, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé américain, seuls grands papiers. Trois infimes manques angulaires sur le dos et le deuxième plat, trois petites déchirures marginales sans gravité sur les plats, gardes uniformément ombrées. Rare. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 437 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four. A Novel

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1949. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and upper board in red and black. With the blue dust jacket. "Property of US Navy" ink stamp to front pastedown. Spine a little rolled, edges of boards faintly toned, corners bumped. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with some nicks and short splits, small marks to the upper panel, and toned spine panel. First US edition, first printing. Originally published in the UK in the same year. Two versions of the dust jacket were issued, one blue and one red, but there is no priority between them.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Dansk illustrationskunst fra Valdemar Andersen til Ib Andersen.

      København, Carit Andersens Forlag, 1949. 4:o. 252 s. Praktband i hel blå marokäng med suggestiv blindpräglad stegdekor, slät rygg med titeltryck i guld, omslagen och ryggremsan medbundna (Nils Lindes kungl. hovbokbinderi, Göteborg). Mycket fint exemplar. Proveniens: Bruno Kaplan, senare hos Åke Andersson (Libris) och hans son Stefan Andersson.. Med illustrationer av bl. a. Marlie Brande, Kay Christensen, Povl Christensen, Leo Estvad, Anton Hansen, Ernst Hansen, Sikker Hansen, Herluf Jensenius, Axel Nygaard, Axel Salto, Robert Storm Petersen, Arne Ungermann, Mogens Zieler och andra. Med verförteckningar

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        THIS I REMEMBER

      Harper & Brothers 1949 Chipping and small tears to DJ. Bookplate and previous owner's name to half-title page ; SIGNED by Mrs. Roosevelt to half-title page. Her life with the four-term president; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 387 pages

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        The Physiology of Taste

      New York: Heritage Press, 1949. Later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition thus of this classic book subtitled Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy. A new translation of the text provided by M. F. K. Fisher who has INSCRIBED this copy in 1950. Quite scarce thus. Book in very good condition. Leather spine shows some darkening and wear. Slipcase also shows quite a bit of wear, but still intact. Signed by Author

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        Thistly B.

      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. First Edition. Book condition: Very Good. Jacket condition: Very Good. Binding is: Hardcover. 6 1/4 in. x 6 3/4 in.

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        Manuscritos. Archivo de Cartas. Letters

      1949 - Lote de 17 cartas de correspondencia entre Gabriela Mistral y su amigo José Santos González Vera escritas entre 1949 y 1951 desde México, Italia, Portugal y Estados Unidos. Los temas van desde cosas personales, hasta artículos enviados a revistas y sus relaciones con editores y poetas. Todas las cartas están firmadas por Gabriela Mistral y corresponden a las cartas que ella escribió, no las que recibió. Certificado de autenticidad de la Biblioteca Nacional de Chile, disponible. We offer an authenticy certificate issued by the National Library of Chile. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Folle d'Amour - Confession d'une Chinoise du XVIIIe siècle - Adapté et Préfacé par Lucie Paul Margueritte, Illustré par Wang Chao Ki.

      Editions du Siao, M.CM.XLIX (1949). Tirage limité à 204 exemplaires. Celui-ci numéroté No 124, exemplaire sur Vidalon. - 1 volume in-4, 112 pp., en feuillets libres, couverture de papier rose illustré, sous chemise cartonnée et emboîtage. Un très bel exemplaire, illustré de 10 reproductions érotiques en couleurs par Wang Chao Ki. Ces 10 illustrations ont été gravées sur bois par Bracon Duplessis et réhaussées à la main. Très bel exemplaire, a very nice copy. Cette histoire traditionnelle "La Folle d'Amour" est la confession d'une Chinoise du XVIIIe siècle qui "s'attarde sur ses brûlants souvenirs, qui ne nous épargne l'aveu d'aucune de ses faiblesses, mais ces confidences scabreuses sont émaillées de poèmes de la bonne époque, et leur citation opportune vient agréablement poétiser l'instant d'aberration minutieusement décrit. Et, pour que la morale soit honorée, malgré tout, l'immorale héroïne se repent finalement et se fait ermite, en vieillissant." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Sand County Almanac

      Oxford University Press New York 1949. First Edition Near fine in decorated blue-green cloth covered boards with silver colored text on the spine and on the front board with an image of six geese in flight. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/4" with minor fading to the edges of the boards as is often seen with this title. There is an interesting gift inscription on the first free end page which is detailed below. In a very good, price clipped, first state dust jacket with no mention of "Round River" on the rear flap. Each of the four corners of the spine area shows small 1/8" to 1/4" chips with similar chips from the fore corners of the panels at the folds to the flaps and two, faint, 1/2" and 3/4" water marks on the front panel. As noted above there is a gift inscription on the first free end page which reads: "To The Rogers | Christmas 1949 | with best regards from Estella" which is followed by a carefully sketched bough of holly with red buds. This note was written by Aldo Leopold's daughter, Estella Leopold in the same year of publication of the book, a year after her father's death. 226 pages of text with illustrations within the text by Charles Schwartz. Aldo Leopold was an ecologist and pioneer of wildlife management. He is considered by many to be the grandfather of the modern environmental movement. This title was published posthumously and sold over one million copies in numerous printings. Authenticity of the signature was confimred by a copy of accompanying correspondence from Ms. Leopold written in November, 2013. Our code number = TB26724

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        Love in a Cold Climate - SIGNED by the author and rebound in full goatskin

      A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in association with the Book Society in 1949. A fine copy without inscriptions, SIGNED without dedication to the title page by the Author. Sumptuously rebound in full high grade goatskin with raised bands and gilt lettering to the spine. With marbled endpapers and leather labels to the spine.Very rare SIGNED.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Odell Mill Supply Company. Textile and Industrial Supplies. Catalog 49.

      Greensboro North Carolina: Odell Mill Supply Company, 1949 - quarto, [xxviii], 500 pp., profusely illustrated; library book plate and markings, original cloth rubbed at extremities; aimed specifically at the textile plants of the Southern United States Odell could supply everything from a roll of Scotch tape to a Westinghouse squirrel-cage A. C. loom motor with horizontal waste packed bearings, Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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