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        Sternverdunkelung.

      Gedichte. Wien, Christoph Reisser's Söhne, 1949. 82 s. Nött opappbd med stötskada i övre kanten. Dedikation "Für Olof Lagercrantz und Frau in Dankbarkeit / Nelly Sachs d. 28.10.52". Ur Olof Lagercrantz bibliotek och med inklistrad etikett på bakre pärmens insida som anger detta.. Utgiven av Bermann-Fischer Verlag. Förlaget drevs i exil under kriget och hade då sin verksamhet i Stockholm och Amsterdam. Denna utgåva utgavs uppenbarligen i samarbete med Querido Verlag i Amsterdam

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        27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other One-Act Plays

      New Directions Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions. (Stated 1945, actually 1949). First. Second printing with new Introduction by the author. Fine in just about fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny chips. Signed by Williams. A surprisingly scarce title in nice condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Dee Goong An. [Original polychrome block print for the book cover]

      Tokyo: Printed for the author by Toppan Printing Company 1949 [Tokyo: Printed for the author by Toppan Printing Company, 1949]. 12 x 18 inches. Designed by the author after ancient Chinese models. Fine. Evers, A bibliography of Dr. R. H. van Gulik, p. 49 . Fine specimen of the striking, richly colored blockprint by van Gulik used as the covers of his landmark translation of Dee Gong An, the work that inspired the scholar-diplomat-author's Judge Dee novels. One of a small number of original prints that were not used in binding the edition of 1200 numbered copies

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        Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action. [Offprint issue].

      (New York, Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1949). Offprint issue. Large 4to. 278x214 mm / 10.94x8.43 inches. Offprint from Bell System Technical Journal, Vol. 28, pp.239-277, April, 1949. Original printed wrappers with wholes punched in the back (as issued). Library stamp dated August 1949 on front wrapper. Fine condition. 18 pp. Fine and clean throughout.. First edition, offprint issue, of the first comprehensive report of the transistor - one of the most important inventions of the 20th Century. The invention of the transistor was first announced in three short letters by Bardeen, Brattain, Shockley, and Pearson, in The Physical Review (Number 2 Volume 74, 1948). The following year Bardeen and Brattain published the more comprehensive report "Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action" (as offered here). This paper was simultaneously published, the same month, in The Physical Review (Number 8 volume 75). In 1956 Bardeen and Brattain shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with William Shockley "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect". In 1972 Bardeen again received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his part in the development of the theory of superconductivity (BCS-theory), and thus became the only person, until this day, to receive the Nobel Prize more than once in the same field. Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, No. 450 (the journal issue). Scarce in offprint

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        LA BREBIS GALANTE. Benjamin Peret.

      Les editions premieres, Paris, 1949. First edition. In French. 119 p. Wrappered. A very fine copy. Numbered 285 / 300. Including 3 original color etchings, including title, one lithograph and 22 full-page illustrations

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        Cobra. Bulletin pour la coordination des investigations artistiques lien souple des groupes expérimentaux Danois (Høst), Belge (Surrealiste-révolutionnaire) et Hollandais (Reflex). No. 1.

      Bruxelles, 1949. 4°. 24 pages. Illustrated in b/w. With 5 original lithographs (including cover) by Asger Jorn, Ejler Bille and Carl-Henning Pedersen. Orig. illustrated paper wrappers (the cover is a litograph by Jorn (in cooperation with Egill Jacobsen and Carl Henning Pedersen). Small tear to upper corne of back cover. Otherwise fine.. The first (of 8 (though numbered 1-10) COBRA bulletins to appear 1949-1951; the most lavishly illustrated of all the issues, with 2 Jorn litographs (van der Loo 101, 102) and litographs by Bille and Pedersen as well

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        La mort dans l'âme, roman. Les chemins de la liberté III. + manuscript-fragment for the novel.

      (Paris), Gallimard, (1949). Uncut and unopened in the orig. printed wrappers, excellent copy + original handwritten manuscript-leaf in ink, 2pp., 4to, for the pages 134-138 in the first edition, containing numerous corrections and emendations as well as a burnt hole from one of Sartre's cigarettes. The paper is watermarked "Herakles". Both items are placed in a very beautiful custom-made red full-morocco box, internally broadened to fit both items, w. single gilt line-borders to boards and back, beatifully gilt titles on back. The manuscript-fragment is placed in a red morocco-backed plastic-folder.. First edition of this splendid and important novel, without doubt the best of the novel-cycle, one of three copies out of commerce printed on "vergé antique blanc", numbered "C". The manuscript-fragment greatly varies from the printed leaves, and is probably part of Sartre's very first notes to the manuscript, which were written several years before the publication of the work. The work was announced already in 1945 under the title "La Dernière Chance", and was supposed to appear in "Les Temps modernes" in November 1947, but because the work grew to great, Sartre let it become part three of the novel-cycle "Les chemins de la liberté", instead of setting free the characters in the already printed novels (I and II) and casting them as main characters in new independent novels. This work represents one of Sartre's best literary works, and in it he presents us with the existentialist moral sentiments that were philosophically outlined in his main philosophical work, L'être et le néant, but this time in literary form."Le volume - qui est sans doute le meilleur de la série - fut écrit en 1947-1948 en même temps, notons-le que l'ébauche de la morale de l'existentialisme promise à la fin de L'ÊTRE ET LE NÉANT. Le première partie couvre chronologiquement la période du 1 au 18 juin 1940 et se termine en laissant Mathieu dans une situation particulièrement despérée; la deuxième partie décrit le début de captivité d'un groupe de soldats francais qui comprend le militant communiste Brunet et un certain Schneider que l'on soupconne d'être un indicateur." (Contat & Rybalka, p. 207).The first edition of the work appeared in 2163 copies , out of which 8 were on "vergé antique blanc", numbered I-V and A-C (the last three being "hors commerce"), 105 were on "vélin pur fil Lafuma Navarre", numbered VI-CV and D-H (the last five being "hors commerce"), and 2.050 on "alfa Navarre", numbered 1-2050 (the last 50 being "hors commerce"). Contat & Rybalka 49/179

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        Collection of typewritten manuscripts.

      I. Second draft (stated) of 'A Physicist Looks at Biology. A lecture to be delivered at the 150th anniversary of the Conn. Ac. Arts and Sciences on November 4, 1949 by M. Delbrück'. 22 typewritten pages with a number of handwritten annotations and corrections in the hand of Delbrück. With N. Bohr's stamp on the first page. Enclosed is the printed, final version of the lecture: Reprinted from the Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 38, Dec 1949, pp. 173-190. With Aage Bohr's name on the front cover. Enclosed is also: 'A Physicist's Renewed Look at Biology: Twenty Years Later, by Max Delbrück. Reprinted from Science, Volume 168, 170, pp. 1312-1315. With an inscription on the front cover from Max Delbrück (to Aage Bohr): 'Mange Tak for sidste Gang, and many many times before! M.D.'II. Draft of Max Delbrück's review of Erwin Schrödinger's book 'What is Life? The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell'. Later published in Quarterly Reviews of Biology, 20(1945). pp. 370-372. Seven typewritten pages with a few annotations and corrections in the hand of Max Delbrück. His name and date on the top part of the first page (Sept., 1945).III. First draft (stated) of 'Selected Problems in Biophysics 1975: Truth and Reality in Mathematics, Classical and Quantum Physics, Biology, Psychophysics and Psychology', lecture (summary) - March 13, 1976. 12 pages, photocopied. With a handwritten and signed inscription from Max [Delbrück] to Aage Bohr - 'with greetings'. Included is also a photocopy of a student's reading list for Delbrück's course, with a handwritten note to Aage Bohr: 'Here is a partial list of books I encouraged my students to read during my course. I doubt you will find leisure to do much reading this coming year ... Cordially, Max'.. The draft of 'A Phycisist Looks at Biology' has a long inscription with pencil to Niels Bohr on the first page: 'We have had two very nice evenings with Aage [Bohr] and his girl here in New York. I hope you will not be unhappy when you see this MS. It will be published eventually in Conn. Acad. journal, but can still be changed. It was a great pleasure to talk to Aage [Bohr] again and to see him happy, which he has every reason to be. / M.D.'** As a young visitor in Copenhagen, Niels Bohr's interests in the relation between physics and biology, and the possible limitations for the physical description of living organisms, inspired Delbrück to become a biologist. For his biological research he received the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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        Typewritten manuscript letter with hand written equations.

      18 pages, dated January 24th, 1949.. From the library of Niels Bohr.** This letter with 'considerations stimulated by a careful study of your 'Part II'' was sent from Nobel Prize Winner Wolfgang Pauli (Physics 1945) to Nobel Prize Winner Julian Schwinger (Physics 1965), but this copy was sent to Niels Bohr. Pauli was a frequent visitor in Niels Bohr's Copenhagen Institute of Theoretical Physics, and remained in close contact with his mentor and life-long friend Bohr. Bohr called Pauli "the Conscience of Physics", since he was an extremely precise, observant and often acidic critic of the development of quantum physics until his death in 1958

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        Li-Tai-Pe.

      2° (46 x 33.5 cm), 7 doppelseitige Passepartouts m. Orig.-Lithogr., 1 doppels. Titelblatt, Lose Passepartouts u. 1 loses Bl. in OHPgt.-Deckel in Schuber, Rücken u. Deckel am Rückenrand min. unfrisch bzw. gebräunt, Schuber etwas fleckig u. a. d. Ecken bestossen u. teilw. eingerissen. Ansonsten tadell. Ex. Nr. 6/10 des äusserst seltenen Privatdruckes, hgg. anlässlich einer Ausstellung bei Chichio Haller in Zürich im Oktober 1949. 7 signierte Orig.-Lithographien von G. Honegger, gewidmet seiner Frau. Unter den doppelseitigen Passepartouts jeweils die Lithograph. von ca. 35 x 25 cm auf der Seite rechts, begleitend links die Texte in der Übersetzung von Klabund.

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        Die Entstehung des Doktor Faustus.

      Roman eines romans. Bermann-Fischer Verlag 1949. 1. bis 10. Tausend. 204 pp. Publisher's brown cloth with dustjacket. Some light edgewear and tanned spine to jacket. Owner`s signature on first free endpaper. Signed by Thomas Mann on title. 19,5 x 12,5 cm

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        VERVE. Revue Artistique et Littéraire . Directeur: E. Tériade. Vol. II. Nr. 5-6, 7 & 8.

      Paris, Editions de la Revue Verve, 1949. Div. pag. Illustrated in b/w and colours. Some tipped in. Bound. 4 tome.. Nr. 5-6: Couverture illustrée en couleurs par Aristide Maillol. Lithographies de Constantin Guys, George Braqie, George Rouault, André Derain, F. Leger, P. Bonnard, Henri Matisse, P. Klee - Dessins, Peintures, Scultures de Goya, Miro, Alberto Giacometti ,etc. Nr. 7: Les très riches Heures du duc de Berry. Le Calendrier. Nr. 8: - Couverture illustrée de Matisse. Peintures de Henri Matisse, Miro, etc. Calendriers de Charles d' Angouleme illustré par André Derain. Texte en francais. The binding loose in hinges

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        Margaret Preston's Monotypes. Edited by Sydney Ure Smith. (SIGNED)

      Ure Smith Publication, Sydney [1949]... 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed by Author(s) First Edition - this copy signed by the artist on the half title. Large 4to. Cloth-backed boards lettered in silver at spine. Decorated endpapers based on a monotype design by Preston, with just a trace of off-setting to adjacent blank leaves. Illustrated with twenty-seven tipped-in colour plates plus three small vignettes. Short crease to corner of frontispiece plate and a hint of chafing to cloth at head and base of spine. Very good indeed but lacking the dust wrapper. Edited by Preston's friend and champion Ure Smith, President of the Society of Artists and editor and publisher of 'Art in Australia' and various other journals, this is the third publication he devoted exclusively to Preston. Most uncommon. Margaret Preston (1875-1963) was highly influential Australian artist, particularly noted for her modernist work as a painter and printmaker, and for introducing Aboriginal motifs into contemporary art.

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four. A Novel.

      New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1949). Orig. grey cloth, orig. blue dust-jacket. Some wear to extremities. A few tears to capitals. Not price-clipped. Pencil-notes on last free end-paper, otherwise internally very fine and clean.. First American edition of Orwell's main work of great importance to modern day society, from the same year as the original. With this book new words and figures of speach of great significance and reference is introduced into modern language; words and phrases such as "Big Brother is watching you", "doublethink" etc. Written as a post war work, this novel has been very influential on the way we understand and relate to politics today, as well as greatly having affected modern litterature

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        Death of a Salesman (First Edition)

      The Viking Press New York: The Viking Press, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. All first issue points present, including jacket issue points. Very Good plus in a Very Good or better dust jacket. Slight fading at the extremities, spine lean, faint foxing at the page fore-edges, and two tiny bruises at the front endpaper. Jacket extremities with small bruises and tiny chips, a few tiny closed tears, faint foxing overall, and the faintest toning at the spine. A presentable copy of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play, one of the classics of American drama and basis for a number of film and television versions with, among others, Fredric March, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Dustin Hoffman and Brian Dennehy playing the role of failed salesman Willy Loman. Jacket design by Joseph Hirsch.

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        Death of a Salesman

      Viking Press New York: Viking Press. 1949. First. First edition. Very slight sunning to the extremities else fine in near fine dustwrapper with rubbing and a tiny nick near the crown, and very slight fading on the spine. A very nice copy of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play, one of the classics of American drama and basis for a number of film and television versions with Fredric March, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Dustin Hoffman, and Brian Dennehy, among others, assaying the role of salesman Willy Loman. .

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        Erlanger Theatre Program for Death of a Salesman signed by Arthur Miller and Thomas Mitchell (1892-1962)

      Erlanger Theatre Chicago, IL: Erlanger Theatre, 1949. Stagebill from production of "Death of a Salesman" at the Erlanger Theatre on Clark St. near Randolph in Chicago, for the week beginning September 20, 1949. Signed and inscribed in ink on interior page by author Arthur Miller "To Otto Senz. Good luck, [signed] Arthur Miller." Signed on illustrated front cover by actor Thomas Mitchell as Willy Loman (of Gone With the Wind fame). Minor crease through center of entire program.. Signed. First Edition. Paperback. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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