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        The Sheltering Sky

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

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Bill"), to Mrs. Marrion Anderson & her son Arthur ("Bratto")

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

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        60 jours de prison I & II *

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

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        La limite *

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

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        La banlieue de Paris *

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

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        L' Amitié de Stéphane Mallarmé et de Georges Rodenbach *

      P.Cailler, Genève, 24.3.1949. - Broché, couverture imprimée. Lettres et textes inédits publiés par François Ruchon, avec une préface de Henri Mondor. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 50 exemplaires de tête numérotés (VI) sur Vergé d'Arches pur chiffon, avant 1'550 Vélin chamois, 120 Chapelle et 2'500 papier fin blanc.

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        Notre ami Charles Walch *

      L'Art au Village, Saint Jeoire en Faucigny 9.1949. - Broché 29 x 23, couverture bicolore imprimée rempliée. Nom sur garde. Bel exemplaire de luxe de cet hommage collectif à ce peintre par un mystérieux éditeur villageois de Haute-Savoie, trois ans avant celui consacré à Ramuz, dans une formule assez proche, en tirage parallèle à celui de la Guilde du Livre.Le texte introductif, frais et pimpant, est signé Paul Gay, dont nous ne savons rien. sinon qu'il s'agit du troisième signataire de cet éloge à bénéficier de ce beau prénom. Face à son portrait souriant, presque moqueur, croqué par l'ami Doisneau, ces quelques mots grappillés en passant : " Lorsque je le vis pour la première fois, j'ai cru voir un ange. Il rayonnait de joie dans un corps qui lui allait comme un vieux costume familier." Édition originale. L'un des 25 exemplaires de tête lettrés sur Arches, avant 1'000 hélio blanc satiné et 150 vélin de Lana.

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        ANSEL ADAMS My Camera in Yosemite Valley

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

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

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

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        Cahiers d'Art *

      Cahiers d'Art , (Paris) 1949. - Reliure signée de Jean-Luc Honegger, demi maroquin brun 33 x 25, titré or, couverture illustrée (pli à l'angle supérieur droit) conservée. Numéro puissamment sumérien, les 8o premières pages relevant de son art et de sa poésie, suivi de 8 pages très illustrées sur les figures de Léger puis d' essais sur Csontvary, Cicero Dias, les sculptures de Chauvin, Louis Fernandez, Maria, Pierre Charbonnier, Theodor Werner, Matisse et d'un copieux dossier de 26 pages illustrées sur Miro.

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        ONE-WAY TICKET

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

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        THE EVERGREEN TALES, OR TALES FOR THE AGELESS

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1949-1952. Hardcover. Near Fine in Near Fine slipcases. The complete 15 volume set in 5 red paper-covered slicases, small folio (8" x 12"), in various full color linen bindings. Includes "Hansel & Gretel," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "The Ugly Duckling," "Pandora&#39;s Box," "The Emperor&#39;s New Clothes," "Beauty and the Beast," "The Story of Aladdin," "The Three Bears," and seven others. All illustrations are in color with some hand-colored and some ORIGINAL COLOR LITHOGRAPHS. Each is copy #216 of 2500 or 2000 numbered copies with many of the copies signed by the illustrators and/or the editor. The editor has SIGNED nine of the volumes. Illustrators who have SIGNED are Fritz Eichenberg, Everett Gee Jackson, Edward Ardizzone, Rafaello Busoni, Robert Lawson, and Ervine Metzl. Arthur Szyk and Fritz Kredel have not signed. Scarce to find a complete set, especially with all volumes having the same number and in this condition.

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

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

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        Les fourmis *

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

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        One-Way Ticket. Inscribed to Moses Asch

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

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        Journal du voleur *

      Aux dépens d'un ami, (Genève 1949). - En feuilles 30 x 20, couverture rempliée ornée d'un titre manuscrit lithographié, sous étui-boîte demi toile de Jacques Menétrey, plats de papier fantaisie évoquant les barreaux d'une prison, couvercle ajouré d'une lucarne laissant apparaître un portrait photographique de l'auteur par Jerry Bauer. Cet ouvrage audacieux fut édité dans la plus grande discrétion par Albert Skira à Genève - et non pas Paris comme on le voit trop souvent; notre exemplaire, signé comme il se doit, incarcéré dans une mise en boîte ludique.Ainsi aucun des feuillets de cet imposant volume ne jouera-t-il la fille de l'air. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 400 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin à la forme, après 10 Arches.

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        The Flanagan Boy (First UK Edition)

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

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

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

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        Le livre blanc *

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

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        Le Satiricon. Traduit par Laurent Tailhade. Lithographies originales de Emile Othon Friesz

      Paris: Aux dépens d&#39;un amateur, 1949. Livre. Illus. by Emile Othon Friesz. Très bon. Demi-reliure à Bandes. Edition illustrée. Grand In-4. Paris, Aux dépens d&#39;un amateur, 1949. 37 x 28 cm (R), grand et fort in-4, (8) 249 (3) pp., 37 lithographies hors texte en deux tons (comprises dans la pagination), 2 lithographies dans le texte (justification et titre), couverture ornée d&#39;une grande lithographie en couleurs, reliure de demi-maroquin havanne à bandes, dos à 4 nerfs repoussés, filets sur les plats, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés. Premier tirage des 40 lithographies d&#39;Othon Friesz. Tirage à 218 exemplaires. Celui-ci l&#39;un des 25 sur vélin d&#39;Arches à la forme contenant une SUITE en noir sur papier d&#39;Auvergne à la main (n° 50). Un Satyricon impressionnant. Quelques rousseurs éparses et quelques épidermures sans gravité à la reliure. (MONOD, 9048).

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        A WRITER&#39;S NOTEBOOK

      London: Heinemann, 1949 [MacLennan, Hugh] Maugham, W. Somerset. A WRITER&#39;S NOTEBOOK. London: Heinemann, 1949. A very good or better copy of the First Edition in the publisher&#39;s black cloth with silver décor & spine lettering lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by Dorothy Duncan MacLennan to Hugh MacLennan when both of them were laid-up - Dorothy at the Ross Pavilion of the Royal Victoria Hospital & Hugh at the Montreal Neurological Institute: "For Hugh - / in the Neuro - / From Dorothy - / in the Ross - / Oct 1949". $1175.00 Health issues dominated their lives - MacLennan lived continuously with the consciousness of his wife&#39;s [American author & painter, Dorothy Duncan MacLennan] illness during the late 1940&#39;s & 1950&#39;s & shaped his experience into what he considered his best novel - THE WATCH THAT ENDS THE NIGHT. Dorothy Duncan MacLennan chronicled her struggle with chronic illness and the complex issues involved in playing a supporting role for her writer husband (Hugh MacLennan) while pursuing her own career as an author & painter - SMALL TREASURES - The Small Details of Life: 20 Diaries by Women in Canada, 1830-1996 Edited by Kathryn Carter. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Les conquérants *

      A.Skira, Paris 1949. - En feuilles 40 x 30, étui et chemise crème, titre au dos, infimes salissures à l'emboîtage, décharge de papier et quelques légères rousseurs sur 2 pages vierges en fin. L'un des 125 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil à la forme du Marais, signés par l'auteur, l'illustrateur et l'éditeur. Magnifique publication du grand éditeur pour lequel Masson réalisa d'impressionnantes gravures en taille-douce; la plupart sont à pleine page et colorées selon un procédé perfectionné issu de ses propres expérimentations. Les planches, avec leur subtil dégradé, s'apparentent plutôt à la lithographie qu'à l'eau-forte. Une réussite!

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        Les cantilènes en gelée *

      Rougerie, (Limoges 1949). - En feuilles 28 x 23, couverture illustrée à rabats. L'un des plus rares et recherchés, l'un des plus beaux aussi, des livres de Boris, auquel est joint l'intrigant ex-libris de votre serviteur uniquement réservé à sa vianopholie, gravé sur cuivre par le delicieux Yuri Shtapakov et tiré à 50 exemplaires, figurant la trombine de Boris.Les poèmes, reproduits en fac-similé d'après les manuscrits, sont dédiés à des (plus ou moins) proches parmi lesquels: Sartre, Labisse, Coutaud, Prévert, Boullet, Queneau, Brenot.Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une photographie (contretype) par Isis Bidermanas du vernissage des Cantilènes le 14 mai 1949 au Club Saint-Germain - Y figurent l'auteur, l'éditeur, Labisse, Parisot et Calet (Alanore, qui avait enluminé les murs se reposait dans un coin). L'atmosphère étant au dégel, quoique les piles de Cantilènes n'aient pas du tant fondre, on s'y servit un verre.A la bonne vôtre ! Édition originale. L'un des 180 exemplaires numérotés, après 10 luxe avec suite et 10 Hors commerce.

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        Knight&#39;s Gambit. Review Copy

      NY: Random House (1949). 1st ed., 1949. 8vo. 246 pp. Original red cloth. Publisher&#39;s Advance Review Copy with slip laid in. This is a fine book in a near fine DJ with shallow surface color wear at the spinal extremities and tips of the front flap folds; colors bright and unfaded.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        The Condor and the Cows

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1949. Illustrated from photographs by William Caskey. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, pictorial endpapers, red top-stain. Illustrated throughout from photographs. Binding rubbed, areas of fading to spine and edge of upper board, endpapers spotted and partially tanned, contents toned. A good copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title "For our dearest Lincoln & Fidelma, with regrets for the book this might have been &#150; a book worthy of your names on the dedication page. As always, Chris X (Pig&#39;s mark) Nov. 1949". Lincoln Kirstein (1907&#150;1996) was an important American cultural promoter who, with George Ballanchine, founded the New York City Ballet.

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        Furcht und Elend des Dritten Reiches. Eine Auswahl

      Bln.,/Lpz., Volk und Wissen Vlg. 1949.. gr.-8°. 78 S. OKart. 1 Bl. m. Eckabriß. Papierbed. gebräunt. Mit eh Signatur Brechts a. d. Titelbl.

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        Mann mit Trompete im Gerichtssaal)

      - Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 20 x 12,5 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 Cyrano de Bergerac "Die Mondstaaten", erschienen in "Der Traum aller Träume. Utopien von Platon bis Morris" von Joachim Walther, Berlin, Verlag Neues Leben 1987, S. 165.

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        Mann bein Nacht)

      - Aquarellierte Handzeichnung von J.K.G. Niedlich, signiert. Ca. 20 x 12,5 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 Etienne Cabet "Die ikarische Republik", erschienen in "Der Traum aller Träume. Utopien von Platon bis Morris" von Joachim Walther, Berlin, Verlag Neues Leben 1987, S. 286.

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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.

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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.

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        Journal du Voleur

      [Genève]: Aux dépens d&#39;un ami [Albert Skira], 1949. Livre. Très bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l&#39;auteur. Ed. originale. In-4. Sl, Aux dépens d&#39;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&#39;un des 400 exemplaires sur vélin à la forme des papeteries de Lana, seul papier avec 10 vélin d&#39;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).

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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&#39;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&#39;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.

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        RUPERT AND EDWARD AND THE CIRCUS

      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]

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        The Sheltering Sky

      London: John Lehmann, 1949. First edition of the author&#39;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).

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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&#39;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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        BOTTEGHE OSCURE

      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&#39;s ephemera laid in. Additional postal charges apply. ANDERSON & KINZIE, p.685.

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        THE MOVING TARGET

      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]

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        Archive of Drafts of Letters and Documents relating to Saroyan&#39;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&#39;s request for annulment of the marriage, with several autograph corrections and insertions by Saroyan. The essential ground of the complaint was Saroyan&#39;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&#39;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

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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.

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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&rsquo;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 &ndash; June 1945. cloth (some light wear, light damp staining to lower outer margins of last few leaves)

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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]

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