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        Mann in der Weihnachtsnacht)

      - Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 17,4 x 17,6 cm. Johannes Karl Gotthard Niedlich, geb. am 4 März 1949 in Lunow an der Oder, Mark Brandenburg, lebt und arbeitet als freischaffender Künstler in Altlandsberg bei Berlin. Die Zeichnung ist die Original-Vorlage für die Buchillustration zu "Wer fliegt dort am Himmel? Kinderreime und Gedichte" von Alfred Könner, Berlin, Altberliner Verlag 1981, S. 21.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        Mann und Frau am Singen)

      - Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 17 x 11 cm (H). Johannes Karl Gotthard Niedlich, geb. am 4 März 1949 in Lunow an der Oder, Mark Brandenburg, lebt und arbeitet als freischaffender Künstler in Altlandsberg bei Berlin. Die Zeichnung ist die Original-Vorlage für die Buchillustration zu "Das Weihnachtsfest mit Pointe" von Heinrich Seidel, erschienen 1990 in: Jörg Hildebrandt (Hrsg.), Es zogen die Sterne mit goldener Pracht. Weihnacht deutschsprachiger Erzähler des 19. Jahrhunderts ; Geschichten und Verse. Berlin, Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, S. 339.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        Journal du Voleur

      [Genève]: Aux dépens d'un ami [Albert Skira], 1949. Livre. Très bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l'auteur. Ed. originale. In-4. Sl, Aux dépens d'un ami, sd [Genève, Albert Skira, 1949]. 29 x 19,5 cm, in-4, 309 pp. + 1 f. n. ch., page de titre avec titre manuscrit lithographié en noir, lettrines lithographiées, en feuilles sous couverture crème rempliée avec titre lithographié sur le premier plat et au dos. Edition originale réservée aux seuls souscripteurs. L'un des 400 exemplaires sur vélin à la forme des papeteries de Lana, seul papier avec 10 vélin d'Arches, celui-ci non numéroté mais SIGNE au colophon par Jean Genet. Bel exemplaire, en partie non coupé, avec tout juste le dos très lég. bruni. (PIA, 706 ; DUTEL, 1811).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Karamojo Safari

      Harcourt Brace and Company New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. 1949. First. First American edition. Just about fine in a slightly spine-faded and price-clipped, near fine dustwrapper. A lovely copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A History of Cyprus; Vols. I, II, and III

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1949 Original brown cloth on boards. Volume I has pale blue DJ and waterstains to bottom 2 inches of endpapers, with slight wrinkling to first 25 pp. It is a 1949 reprint of the 1940 first edition. Volumes II and III are 1972 reprints of the 1948 first editions. Following the author's death in 1948, a fourth volume was published (1952) with the assistance of Sir Harry Luke as editor. Volumes II and III were published together in glossy white DJ Volumes I and III are price-clipped, and Volume III has small tears to top edges of DJ. No writing except previous owner's name, Jane Armstrong Earl, and date in Volume III. Jane was the wife of, and co-correspondent with, Lawrence Earl, native of Saint John, New Brunswick, where he was known as Larry Wiezel. Volume I, To the Conquest by Richard Lion Heart, has 352 pp. Volume II, The Frankish Period, 1192-1432 and Volume III, The Frankish Period, 1432-1571, have 1198 pp. together. Please allow for extra postage for these heavy books.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Photos, Maps, and Drawings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Dave Shoots, Bookseller]
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        Last Operas And Plays

      New York, Toronto: Rinehart And Company, 1949 A Fine + 8vo Hardcover, c.1949, First Edition, Advanced Review Copy with Publisher Review Card, including it's original $5.00 priced Dustjacket in Very Good Condition. Book displays minimal age, handling, or shelfwear. Boards, Spine, and Page Block are Fine. Spine is solid, as well as both hinges. All 310 pages are free of writing, and display minimal age. Rear Endpaper/Flypage show ghost of a laid in paper. Else Fine. Dustjacket is Very Good, showing only faint age and handling, with the spine displaying a shade of age. Jacket comes in a new Demco Mylar. A very rare book, in complete and solid condition, including it's Rinehart Review Card dated March 24 1949. Photo's are of the actual book.. First Edition ARC. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: The Woodward Avenue Bookshelf]
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      Published by Sampson Low, 1949 (Circa.). Paperback. Very Good. Illustrated by Tourtel, Mary. Slightly better than very good condition. Large format. Pictorial cardwraps. A Rupert Cut Out Story Book. B/w story panel plus colour figures to cut out. Slight rubbing to cover edges and some very slight scuffing to covers. Staples are rusty. Contents unused. A super copy of an exceptionally scarce Rupert book. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The Sheltering Sky

      London: John Lehmann, 1949. First edition of the author's landmark first book. Octavo, original cloth. Some fading to the spine cloth and extremities, a very good copy in a very good dust jacket with some chips to the crown and foot of the spine. The Sheltering Sky stands head and shoulders above most other novels published in English since World War II" (The New Republic).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Fireside Cook Book: A Complete Guide to Fine Cooking

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1949. First edition of this early Beard classic. Original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by James Beard on the half-title page. A very bright copy. The Fireside Cook Book is designed for people who are not content to regard food just as something one transfers periodically from plate to mouth. It is for those who recognize that a simple family meal (as well as a dress-up dinner party) can be a pleasure and a special event. The wide variety of I-can't-wait-to-try-it dishes in the book are presented according to a new and different theory. You will find here no attempt to overwhelm the cook with all the recipes ever concocted. Instead, you will find clear, easy-to-follow instructions for the basic preparation of every food, followed in each case by fascinating variations. The basic recipes and variations add up to 1,217 tested dishes -- simple enough for the novice, delicious enough for the most meticulous master chef, complete enough for the most imaginative menus without a repetition.

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      Rome. 1949 through 1960.. Whole numbers one through four, and six through twenty- five (lacking only #5 for all published). Twenty-four issues. Tall octavo. Printed wrappers. A few wrappers lightly foxed or faintly soiled, seven issues remain in their printed dust jackets (some fraying and chips), one issue with printed belly-band, light use at overlap edges, one dust jacket bears a private ownership stamp. In all, a very good set. Edited by Marguerite Chapin (Princess Caetani), whose COMMERCE (Paris 1924-32) was of considerable significance as well. A complete run (short one issue) of this multilingual biannual, accompanied by the separate index volume published by Wesleyan University Press in 1964. Over a dozen years, BOTTEGHE OSCURE published some 650 writers, of thirty nationalities, in six languages. Contributors (just scratching the surface) include Agee, W.C. and T. Williams, Dylan Thomas, Merrill, Jarrell, Montale, Roethke, Tomlinson, Malraux, Artaud, Camus, Valéry, J. Wright, Stafford, Stevens, McCullers, Wilbur, Kees, Merwin, Ignatow, Auden, Warren, Raine, Trocchi, Cavafy, Char, Spender, Tomlinson, Logue, et al. Issues 2 and 4 contain the uncommon separate pamphlets printing the Italian translations of the English language poets appearing in the issue, and a few other issues have publisher's ephemera laid in. Additional postal charges apply. ANDERSON & KINZIE, p.685.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1949 - First edition, first printing. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Original brown cloth, in dustwrapper. A VERY GOOD copy, the cloth binding clean and square, the contents complete with a few light marks to the far edge of endpapers and half title. Complete with the superb NEAR FINE dustwrapper which is entirely without tears, just a little fading of the red to the spine. Not price-clipped ($2.50 to upper front flap). An excellent example, very uncommon in signed state. Signed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper. The first Lew Archer mystery and Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        Archive of Drafts of Letters and Documents relating to Saroyan's separation and divorce from his wife Carol Marcus, and her affair with cartoonist Al Capp

      [New York], 1949-1950. 4to. In all, 29 pp. . A Saroyan archive of essential biographical importance. In 1943, Armenian-American author William Saroyan, at the peak of his success and fame, married the 17-year-old socialite Carol Marcus. They had two children, Aram (b. 1943) and Lucy (b. 1946), but by 1949, as this archive painfully documents, the marriage was clearly breaking up. In July 1949, the couple agreed to separate; in September of that year they divorced; and Marcus, as a letter here reveals, began an affair will the cartoonist Al Capp. Eventually, Saroyan and Marcus remarried in 1951, but they quickly divorced again in 1952. This archive contains the following letters and documents relating to the marriage and its break-up: 1. Several typed and carbon drafts of Saroyan's request for annulment of the marriage, with several autograph corrections and insertions by Saroyan. The essential ground of the complaint was Saroyan's assertion that Marcus deceived him as to her origins, and pretended to be the daughter of a Catholic couple from Long Island, of Scottish, and French-Russian descent, rather than the illegitimate daughter of a Jewish mother, as she later admitted. 14 pages in all 2. Carbon copy of the separation agreement of July 1949. 6 pages. 3. Draft Typed Letter signed to Al Capp, Jan. 8, 1950. 3pp., with several autograph corrections. 4. Draft of the same letter. 1 page 5. Another draft of the same letter. 1 page. 6. Carbon copy of the final letter to Capp, Jan 8, 1950. 4 pages. A painful and moving letter to Capp regarding Capp's affair with Marcus, a warning to Capp that Marcus had a psychopathic personality ("she tells lies and believes them, makes false accusations, and lives in a world of fantasy"); and his belief that Capp is "wittingly or unwittingly helping this woman to plunge deeper and deeper into a life of fantasy which must eventually bring her to the urgent need of hospitalization, and to her children terrible suffering and heartache -" Carol Marcus later married the actor Walter Matthau; Aram Saroyan became a writer in his own right; and Lucy Saroyan became an actress

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Chinese Carriage hand-colored woodblock print

      Chinese Carriage hand-colored woodblock printChina, 19th Century18" x 23 ¼" framed; museum quality framing using all archival materials and uv plexiglassExcellent conditionThis Chinese woodblock print is from a series of extraordinary woodblock prints, from the 19th century, illustrate various types of Chinese carriages, including Chinese litter, or jiao, which had no wheels. The first depictions of Chinese wooden carriages on poles appeared in painted landscape scrolls in the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) and the Song Dynasty. The type of carriage one used was a way for the Chinese to denote class and/or status. A commoner used a simple carriage made of bamboo or wood, while the mandarin (the wealthiest class) class used a carriage enclosed in silk curtains. Also of great importance was the bridal chair. A traditional bride is carried to her wedding ceremony by a ?shoulder carriage.? These were lacquered in an auspicious shade of red, richly ornamented and gilded, and were equipped with red silk curtains to screen the bride from onlookers. During the late 19th century, manual rickshaws became popular with the social elite in China. Rickshaws are a mode of human-powered transport in which a runner draws a two-wheeled cart which seats one or two people. In the 20th Century, the rickshaw was considered a symbol of oppression to the working class and poor and were eventually eliminated after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.This fascinating print is in excellent condition, with original hand-coloring, still incredibly vibrant.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        Medicine Under Canvas: A War Journal of the 77th Evacuation Hospital

      Kansas City, Missouri: The Sosland Press Inc. [& the University of Kansas, School of Medicine, 1949]. First Edition: apparently only 500 copies were printed for unit members. This is an extremely detailed history of an evacuation hospital in the European and North African theatres of World War II, one of only a few such histories published. The 77th Evacuation Hospital was formed at The University of Kansas Medical Center in 1942. Although preliminary organization began earlier, the unit was not actually drawn up until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941. The unit, comprised of 40 doctors, 60 nurses, and 300 enlisted men, was shipped out to England in May of 1942. They were active in Oran after North Africa was invaded by the Allies and in Sicily until the surrender of all axis forces in that theatre in 1943. They then returned to England and prepared for service on the European mainland after the anticipated invasion. On July 7th, 1944 the unit crossed the English Channel and supported Allied troops until the end of the war.A second edition appeared in 2008, as well as a documentary film containing interviews with unit members and original colour footage shot by Mervin Rumold, MD, a surgeon in the unit. The documentary premiered on Veteran’s Day, 2008. 4to. pp. [10], 196. text in double columns. profusely illus. in b/w, some map illus. map-illustrated endleaves tracing the movement of the 77th Evacuation Hospital from May 1942 – June 1945. cloth (some light wear, light damp staining to lower outer margins of last few leaves)

      [Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)]
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        Repertoire de la Majolique Italienne

      Paris: Les Editions Nomis , 1949 This is a very good two volume set of the original edition with just light wear. Completely clean inside and out, some light browning to the edges of the soft text pages, occasional offsetting from the color plates visible on facing text pages. Light wear to edges of spine of the plate volume. All text in French. Color plates tipped on to front boards. Text volume: vii, 227 pages + 13 color plates. Various indices: lists of faience artists, place names. Bibliography. Plate volume: 140 black & white photographic plates, with images printed in photogravure. 1100 pieces of majolica illustrated. This is a limited edition of 500 sets. This set is number 14. A beautiful set of the first edition. . Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        El Alamein to the River Sangro.

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1949 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, crest to upper board in blind. Dampstain to upper board partially affecting front endpapers, some spotting to endpapers, edges of text block, and occasionally to contents. First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To: Dick Casey who was a good friend to the Eighth Army, and a tower of strength when needed. From: Montgomery of Alamein F. M.". Montgomery was notoriously formal and grudging when it came to his inscriptions, even to close friends and family members, and those of warmth and generosity such as the present example are indeed rare. In this case Montgomery had good reason to be effusive. Richard Casey was a prominent Australian politician who was appointed Minister to the United States in 1940 and worked diligently to bring the US into the Second World War on the side of the British. He so impressed Winston Churchill that the Prime Minister appointed him British minister resident in the Middle East with a seat in the war cabinet. There he played a key role in negotiating between British and Allied governments, local leaders, and field commanders and "among his most ticklish jobs was negotiating the replacing of Sir Claude Auchinleck as commander by Alexander and Montgomery in August 1942" (ODNB). Montgomery had been recommended by General Brooke, but was disliked by Churchill, who "discouraged egos as big as his own" (ODNB). Montgomery's success is now well known, and so impressed was the Prime Minister by Casey's "trouble-shooting that, in early 1944, Churchill made him governor of Bengal to secure the base for the drive by Mountbatten against the Japanese in Burma. Here too his new broom was effective. He reorganized the embattled administration, inoculated virtually the whole population (54 of 65 million) against smallpox, and set about a gigantic food procurement programme to offset the likelihood of another famine" before returning to his political career in Australia (ODNB). A fantastic association. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Georges in Ritterrüstung)

      - Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 24 x 16 cm (H). Johannes Karl Gotthard Niedlich, geb. am 4 März 1949 in Lunow an der Oder, Mark Brandenburg, lebt und arbeitet als freischaffender Künstler in Altlandsberg bei Berlin. Die Zeichnung ist die Original-Vorlage für die Buchillustration zu "Abeille oder Die wundersame Welt" von Anatole France, Illustrationen von Johannes K. G. Niedlich. Berlin, Kinderbuchverlag 1984, S. 65.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        Der alte Nuc mit König Loc)

      - Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 24 x 16 cm (H). Johannes Karl Gotthard Niedlich, geb. am 4 März 1949 in Lunow an der Oder, Mark Brandenburg, lebt und arbeitet als freischaffender Künstler in Altlandsberg bei Berlin. Die Zeichnung ist die Original-Vorlage für die Buchillustration zu "Abeille oder Die wundersame Welt" von Anatole France, Illustrationen von Johannes K. G. Niedlich. Berlin, Kinderbuchverlag 1984, S. 48.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        Teich und Vögel)

      - Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 31 x 42 cm. Johannes Karl Gotthard Niedlich, geb. am 4 März 1949 in Lunow an der Oder, Mark Brandenburg, lebt und arbeitet als freischaffender Künstler in Altlandsberg bei Berlin. Die Zeichnung ist die Original-Vorlage für die Buchillustration zu "Verstecke sich, wer kann" von Marianne Schulz, Berlin, Kinderbuchverlag 1982, S. 7 / 8.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        Hase, Igel, usw)

      - Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 31 x 42 cm. Johannes Karl Gotthard Niedlich, geb. am 4 März 1949 in Lunow an der Oder, Mark Brandenburg, lebt und arbeitet als freischaffender Künstler in Altlandsberg bei Berlin. Die Zeichnung ist die Original-Vorlage für die Buchillustration zu "Verstecke sich, wer kann" von Marianne Schulz, Berlin, Kinderbuchverlag 1982, S. 1 / 2.

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      Viking 1949 - First Edition, First Printing published by Viking. An attractive dustjacket that is rich in color with slight wear to the spine ends hardley noticeable. The book is in excellent shape and appears to be unread. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this first edition with the original dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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      1949. Fine. GEIGER, Benno. MAGNASCO. Bergamo: Istituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche, 1949. First, limited edition; this copy is number 507 from a numbered edition of 1500 copies that are signed by the author. Illustrated with 494 plates, of which 29 are color. 196 pp., + plates. Folio, brown morocco spine with gilt title and accents, natural buckram covered boards with title and illustration printed to upper board, brown endpapers. Front pastedown has an old bookseller's catalog description tipped-in. But for a small bit of rubbing at spine, it is a fine copy. Housed in a worn and faded publisher's paper-covered clamshell box that lacks one of the short side panels, shows evidence of earlier tape repairs (now removed), and is splitting at several folds. It is unusual to find the book with the box. A handsome volume about the life and work of the Italian rococo painter Alessandro Magnasco (1667-1749), also known as "il Lissandrino."

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      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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      - 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.

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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.

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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]

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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).

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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

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      [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.

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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.

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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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