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        Le calepin du mendiant

      First edition, on of 30 numbered copies on pur fil, the tirage de tête.Endpapers slightly and partly sunned, not serious, a good copy. Pierre Cailler Genève 1949 13x20cm broché

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      - New York [1949], Ronald. Green buckram, very good, 11 color 208 b. w. photo plates, 141p. text, index, bibliography, in slipcase, clean, solid, very nice copy. FIRST EDITION Coming from an academic background in Chinese art, Siren has delivered what has been acclaimed as the most outstanding study on the Chinese garden. He traces the Chinese garden as a work of art in forms of nature, the mountains, rivers, and trees. The architectural elements of the gardens, in literature,painting and older gardens in Japan. * Illustrating some private gardens, the parks of the Sea Palaces, Yuan Ming Yuan, and the New Summer Palace and the park of the Jade Fountain are all covered in great detail. By and large a valuable integrated study, covering the artistic and intellectual aspects of gardens & garden art history. Especially well done, enjoyable work, quite readable very beautifully illustrated. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Arntzen J347 *

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      EDIZIONI RINASCITA, ROMA 1949 - PICCOLA BIBLIOTECA MARXISTA ITALIANO Traduzione di Palmiro Togliatti, n. 18 della collana, pagine brunite ai bordi da fattore tempo e rara fioritura, legatura editoriale in brossura, ingiallita, con fioritura, con bordi stanchi e strappetti al dorsetto

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        ULTIMO VENNE IL CORVO (prima edizione) - 1949

      Einaudi, Torino 1949. In 8o, pagg. 284, mezza tela. Collana I Coralli. Opera seconda di Italo Calvino. Raro. Ottimo (23514/ITALO CALVINO)

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        The Sheltering Sky

      John Lehmann, London., 1949. First edition. Precedes the U.S. edition. Octavo. 304 pages. The author's first book.Signed by the author on the title-page.Covers slightly bumped at the corners and a bit faded at the spine. Very good in very good, slightly nicked and rubbed, price-clipped dustwrapper a bit darkened at the spine.

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        Twenty-six Poems

      (No place: James Laughlin & J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1949) First edition, deluxe issue. One of only 10 copies printed on Japan vellum, out of a total edition of 150 copies printed by Hans Mardersteig at the Officina Bodoni in Verona, Italy, and signed by Thomas. The ten copies on Japan vellum were divided between the publisher and the poet, the present copy being copy number five [V], one of the poet's own copies, bearing his ownership signature and address on the rear endsheet: "Dylan / Boat House / Laugharne / Carmarthenshire / Wales." The bibliographer suggests that: "the vellum copies preceded the hand-made paper issue by about two days." Rolph B13. Schmoller 94. Barr 48 (regular issue). Twenty-Six Poems is a selection of Thomas's best poems, including "I see the boys of summer", "After the funeral", "The hand that signed the paper", "There was a saviour", "Ballad of the Long-Legged Bait", "Deaths and Entrances", "Fern Hill", "A Refusal to Mourn", "In my craft and sullen art", and "In Country Sleep", among others. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by Thomas to the Asian American poet José Garcia Villa: "To José Garcia Villa from Dylan Thomas". Thomas's inscription is followed on a later blank page by a pen-and-ink drawing by Thomas bearing the caption "Who is Love" and the inscription "from Dylan with affection, May 1953." In addition, at the back of the book, there is a pen-and-ink portrait of José Garcia Villa by Caitlin Thomas, which is signed "Villa by Caitlin". At the time this book was published, Garcia Villa was an associate editor at New Directions, whose publisher James Laughlin co-published this book. Laughlin was delighted with Garcia Villa when he first met him: "Marvelous little guy. Like an affectionate squirrel. . . . He worships Cummings, which puts him in good with me." - Ian S. MacNiven, "Literchoor Is My Beat": A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions ((N. Y.: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2014), p. 196. Garcia Villa owned copy number 106 of the regular issue of Twenty-Six Poems, also inscribed to him by Thomas. Although it is unlikely Garcia Villa could afford to buy Twenty-Six Poems at the time, it is possible that Laughlin gave him a copy of the regular issue, perhaps as a bonus, or allowed him to purchase a copy at a low price. As for Thomas's own copy of the deluxe issue, Thomas may have given it to Garcia Villa, or may have offered to sell him this copy during the early 1950s when the poet was touring America and felt desperate to raise money. It should be noted that it is for his love poetry that José Garcia Villa is perhaps best known today. Moreover, and most importantly, there is an additional pen-and-ink drawing by Caitlin on the page facing the colophon, a picture of "Dylan & me", with the figure of Caitlin labeled "wife", and the figure of Thomas labeled "D. T.s". Above the drawing is an inscription in Caitlin's hand reading "on George Reavey'sNth birthday, May 4, 1952 at Irene Rice-Perieira's and George Reavey's apt." The date is subsequently corrected: "Really 1st May". At the time Reavey and his wife, the artist Irene Rice-Pereira, lived on West 15th St. in New York. Below the inscription are the signatures of those who were present at the party, including Dylan Thomas, Oscar Williams, Irene Rice-Pereira, and David Lougée ["one of Dylan's first American friends" - John Malcolm Brinnin, Dylan Thomas in America (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1955), p. 278]. Caitlin joined Dylan for his second tour of America in 1952, and the inscriptions and drawings in this book, with the exception of Thomas's ownership signature and address at the back, probably all date from the birthday party at Reavey's house in May 1952, when Caitlin would have drawn the self-portrait of herself and Dylan, and the portrait of Garcia Villa, and when their friends signed the book. It is possible, of course, that Dylan could have met Garcia Villa again in May 1953, separately, and added the drawing and inscription to him then, but it seems more likely that he simply misdated the inscription at the time of Reavey's party the previous year. Caitlin did not accompany Dylan on his third tour of America in April/May 1953, and only returned to America on November 5, during Dylan's fourth tour, after learning that Dylan had been hospitalized in New York. Thomas died on November 9, without having awakened from a coma, while Caitlin was recovering from a nervous breakdown at the River Crest Sanitarium on Long Island. Originally attributed to acute alcohol poisoning, the cause of Thomas's death is now believed to have been severe bronchopneumonia, which went undiagnosed and untreated - that is to say, mistreated - at the time. When Thomas was admitted to St. Vincent's Hospital on November 5, "the simmering rivalry between Dylan's local friends flared into open hostility. On the one hand was a definite inner circle centred on these three [John Malcolm Brinnin, Ruthven Todd and Liz Reitell, John Malcolm Brinnin's assistant, with whom Thomas was having an affair] and the Slivkas [David and Rose]; on the other, a group, headed by George Reavey and Oscar Williams, who felt excluded. As well as being closer to Caitlin, they considered they had known Dylan longer and were the true guardians of his interests, literary and otherwise." - Andrew Lycett, Dylan Thomas: A New Life (Woodstock & NY: Overlook Press, 2003), p. 370. Disentangling the truth from contemporary or posthumous accounts of the last years of Dylan Thomas's life is almost impossible, not least because so fraught with grief, bitterness and guilt. But John Malcolm Brinnin and Ruthven Todd's pre-emptive attempts to establish official narratives of Thomas's last days were, to use Caitlin's most lenient and succinct critique of Brinnin'sDylan Thomas in America, "one-sided" and "limited", and failed - or simply refused - to acknowledge the good intentions, and the good works, of the couple's other friends, especially Oscar Williams. Todd in particular completely misrepresented Williams' character and impugned the generous role he played in helping Dylan and Caitlin, a role that is well documented in later accounts. As Lycett points out: "Among his (Thomas's) circle, she (Caitlin) took to Oscar Williams, who not only had expressed interest in her writing but also seemed to understand how important it was to her as an impecunious mother in Laugharne that he sold Dylan's work for quick, ready cash." - Lycett, p. 325.The Thomases were constantly imploring Williams to raise more money for them. In October 1951, Dylan wrote to Williams: "Please, old crazy friend, get me a lot of dough bloody, bloody quick." And Williams was always trying to do just that, primarily by arranging for periodical publication of Thomas's poems, but also raising money through public appearances and the sale of manuscripts and worksheets that Thomas gave him to sell. And the money that Williams succeeded in raising, often without taking a commission, was considerable. "In the first few months of the year (1953) Thomas earned more than a thousand pounds in income that passed through his agents, and in other sums that came direct from Oscar Williams. . . . On 3 March Thomas was sending Williams the 'Prologue' drafts to see what he could raise on them." - quoted in Paul Ferris, Dylan Thomas: The Biography. New Edition. (Washington, DC: Counterpoint, 2000), p. 276. Dylan Thomas and Caitlin MacNamara's marriage was legendary, as much for its love as its volatility. "He said he loved me; that I was the only woman for him; and, whatever the evidence to the contrary, I believed him, and still do; and I am grateful for that important bit of faith. There is, happily, no limit to the faith of human nature in believing what it wants to believe." - Caitlin Thomas, Left Over Life To Kill (London: Putnam, 1957), pp. 11-12. Dylan Thomas died in 1953, and when Caitlin Thomas died forty-one years later, in 1994, she was buried beside her husband in Laugharne. Artifacts like the present copy of Twenty-Six Poems seem all the more precious for commemorating the less conspicuous - because less self-consciously self-promoted - but no less important circle of Dylan and Caitlin Thomas's friends in New York City. Although Dylan Thomas's impromptu impulse to add caricatures of himself and his friends to copies of his books is familiar to collectors, Caitlin's impromptu drawings are less well known. However, Ferris notes her "own brand of wild caricature" and mentions her impulse, "unnervingly, in her more uncommunicative moods, (to) take out her notebook and begin sketching everyone around her." - Ferris, p. 324 4to, original quarter vellum & boards, publisher's slipcase. A fabulous copy of Thomas's most beautiful book. Some smudging and discoloration to a few pages, particularly on the pages with drawings, faint offsetting from the Officina Bodoni logo on the colophon page to the facing page, otherwise a very good copy in the origina slipcase, which is splitting along part of the top edge.

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        Etching: French Lace West Portal of the Main Façade of the Church of Notre-Dame, on the Place Notre Dame, Villefranche-en-Rouergue, Aveyron, France. With cover leaf of text

      The Society of American Etchers, Gravers, Lithographers and Woodcutters Inc. Second State. Signed lower right "John Taylor Arms, 1949 ". Fine. In envelope. Second State. Signed lower right "John Taylor Arms, 1949 "

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        Still Waters.

      Crime Club by Collins 1949 - FIRST EDITION, a few faint spots to half-title and a little foxing towards close, pp. 192, crown 8vo, original red cloth, backstrip lettered in black and a touch faded at tips, snagging to cloth at head of upper board (production fault), foxing to edges and endpapers, dustjacket a little chipped and nicked with a couple of short closed tears, the backstrip panel gently faded, good. A presentation copy and in a complex sense a dedication copy of sorts, inscribed by the author on the flyleaf: 'For Kate, from Caroline. May '48-'49.' There follows a quotation from the text which describes - in the words of Inspector Macdonald - the character Kate Hoggett; clearly based on this real-life namesake to whom - along with her husband Giles - the author's Foreword conveys an acknowledgement and gratitude, whilst referring to her use of real places and names within her fiction. A scarce book, with a very desirable - and appropriately intriguing - presentation; inscribed copies of the author's books are very uncommon.

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Advance Review Copy. Softcover. Very Good. Pale wraps printed in brown. Advance reading copy of the first American edition. Very Good with toning, wear and soiling to wraps. Bumped corners. Erased pencil notation to half title page, and browning to the copyright and adjacent page from a clipping formerly laid in. An uncommon format, which also states "First American Edition" on the copyright page.

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        Bundesgesetzblatt in 96 Bänden

      Bundesanzeiger Verlagsgesellschaft, Bonn, 1949-1999. Je Band ca. 1495 S., einheitliche Halbleineneinbände mit roten Deckeln, quart - vorhanden sind: 1949 / 1950 / 1951(Teil 1) / 1952 (Teil 1/2) / 1953 (Teil 1/2) / 1954 (Teil 1) / 1955 (Teil 1) / 1956 (Teil 1 ) / 1957 (Teil 2) / 1958 (Teil 1) / 1959 (Teil 1 ) / 1960 ( Teil 1) / 1962 (Teil 1) / 1963 (Teil 1/2) / 1964 (Teil 1) / 1965 (Teil 1/2) / 1966 (Teil 1) / 1967 (Teil 2) / 1968 (Teil 1/2) / 1969 (Teil 1/2) / 1970 (Teil 1/2) / 1971 (Teil 1/2) / 1972 (Teil 1/2) / 1973 (Teil 1/2) / 1974 (Teil 1/2/3) / 1975 (Teil 1/2/3) / 1976 (Teil 1/2/3) / 1977 (Teil 1/2/3) / 1978 (Teil 1/2) / 1979 (Teil 1/2) / 1980 (Teil 1/2 ) / 1981 (Teil 1/2) / 1982 (Teil 1/2) / 1983 (Teil 1/2) / 1984 (Teil 1/2) / 1985 (Teil 1/2) / 1986 (Teil 1/2) / 1987 (Teil 1/2) / 1988 (Teil 1/2) / 1989 (Teil 1/2) / 1990 (Teil 1/2/3) / 1991 (Teil 1/2) / 1992 (Teil 1/2) / 1993 (Teil 1/2) / 1994 (Teil 1/2/3) / 1995 (Teil 1/2) / 1996 (Teil 1/2) / 1997 (Teil 1/2/3) / 1998 (Teil 1/2/3) / 1999 (1/2) sowie Gesamtregister 1949-1990/ 1951-1990 gute Exemplare -

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        Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata

      First edition of this important work on self-reproduction in machines and life forms, scare in the dust jacket.Von Neumann became interested in the abilities of computers to self-reproduce during his work on the Institute for Advanced Studies computer project - noting that, since a Turing machine can make exact copies of any readable sequence, it can copy itself. He hoped to formulate a theory of self-reproduction that would be general enough to explain and predict self-reproduction in both machines and living things."Using the same method of logical substitution by which a Turing machine can be instructed to interpret successively higher-level languages - or by which Gödel was able to encide mathematical statements within ordinary arithmetic - it was possible to design Turing machines whose coded instructions addressed physical components, not memory locations, and whose output could be translated into physical objects, not just zeros and ones. 'Small variations of the foregoing scheme,' von Neumann continued, 'also permit us to construct automata which can reproduce themselves and, in addition, construct others'. Von Neumann compared the behaviour of such automata to what, in biology, characterises the 'typical gene function, sefl-reproduction plus production - or stimulation of production - of certain specific enzymes. Viewing the logic of self-replication and self-reproduction through the lens of formal logic and and self-referential systems, von Neumann applied the results of Gödel and Turing to the foundations of biology" with his conjectures hitting "the heart of the probability or improbability of the origin of life" (Dyson, Turing's Cathedral, pp. 283-285).Together with Stanislaw Ulam, von Neumann attempted to develop these ideas for publication, but it remained unfinished at his death. "The incomplete manuscript, including a lengthy introduction based on a series of five lectures given by von Neumann at the UNiversity of Illinois in 1949, was eventually assembled, with careful editing by Arthur Burks, and published as Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata almost ten years after von neumann's death... Our understanding of self-reproduction in biology, and our development of self-reproducing technology, proceeded almost exactly as the proposed theory described" (Dyson, p. 286). Edited and Compiled by Arthur W. Banks. Urbana & London: University of Illinois Press, 1966. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Contemporary ownership signature in blue ink to the front free endpaper. An excellent, fresh copy in the lightly rubbed jacket that is tanned, particularly along the spine panel, and has some nicks and short splits at the edges.

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        Max Beckmann. Mit 81 Bildtafeln, 5 Farbtafeln und 8 Abbildungen im Text.

      München, Piper 1949. 4°, 82 S. Text mit einigen Textabbildungen und 81 Bildtafeln, Orig.-Halblederband mit farbig illustr. Orig.-Umschlag und Orig.-Leinenkassette. Erste Ausgabe.- Eines von 100 nummerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe mit den eingebundenen und von Max Beckmann signierten Orig.-Lithographien \"Frau mit Fisch\" und \"Komposition 1948\".- Mit einem ersten Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde mit 660 Nummern.- Umschlageinrisse hinterlegt, schönes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Kunst; Werkverzeichnis

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        Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural

      Peter Nevill Limited, London and New York 1949 - First edition and true First. Octavo, cloth. Signed and dated (1949) and inscribed by the author on the front free end paper. A very good plus copy with a small stain to the top of the text block, pages clean, some light spotting. In an original later state jacket. Laid in are 12 letters from Blackwood to Sylvianne Matheson, some handwritten with all bar three signed. Uncommon late Blackwood signature and scarce with full provenance not to mention the fascinating correspondence. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Official Invitation to the Opening Session of the Knesset. [With]: Entrance ticket with seat assignment for the Inaugural Knesset Session.

      14th February 15th Shevat 1949 - Issued for the Editor of the Hamashkif daily newspaper. Light stains. 12mo. On the 14th February, 1949, the Israeli Parliament (the Knesset) convened for the first time following the 20th January elections and so replaced the Provisional State Council which acted as IsraelÕs official legislature from its independence on the 14th May, 1948.

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        SENRYU: Japanese Satirical Verses.

      - [Tokyo 1949], Hokuseido.Green pictorial cloth, foldout color plate, many b.w. & color text drawings, photos, 230p.,superb dj in mylar protector, 14.4 x 21.5 cm. FIRST & ONLY EDITION !! VERY RARE AUTHOR'S SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY: "R.H. BLYTH" Zen master D.T. Suzuki described Blyth as "One of the most eminent exponents of Japanese culture." Blyth's studies on Haiku, Japanese humor, and Zen are "unique contributions towards East-West understanding." *** Blyth lived and worked in the East for 40 years, until his death in 1964. Aldous Huxley describes Blyth's work as "illuminating." W.J. Higginson writes in his Haiku Handbook, thanks to Blyth, "A new interest in Japanese Haiku began to grow among the poets of the post WWII generation." *** Full text in English & Japanese, with Romanized Japanese text, Japanese satirical verse at its best. *** ZEN AND HAIKU: Blyth's studies on Haiku, Japanese humor and Zen are "unique contributions towards East-West understanding." Blyth lived & worked in the east 40 years, until his death in 1964. The history of Zen is the history of moments. It cannot be, like the history of ideas, or even the history of the freedom of thought, an account of development, systematization, criticism, modification, replacement and so forth. Zen seems to become deeper sometimes, shallower, broader, narrower sometimes, but there is no progress of the ordinary kind. It is a history only in the sense of being a list of names of great men in the attainment of great and so forth. Zen seems to become deeper sometimes, shallower, broader, narrower sometimes, but there is no progress of the ordinary kind. It is a history only in the sense of being a list of names of great men in the attainment of great Buddha-hood. * BLYTH'S CONTRIBUTION: Blyth lived and worked in the East for forty years, until his death in 1964 at the age of sixty-six. From the time of his internment in Japan during World War II, Blyth wrote assiduously. In the 1950's, his "ZEN IN ENGLISH LITERATURE" and "ORIENTAL CLASSICS" and "HAIKU" reached enthusiastic readers in America and Europe. Aldous Huxley describes Blyth's work as "illuminating." As William J. Higginson writes in his "HAIKU HANDBOOK," thanks to Blyth "a new interest in Japanese Haiku began to grow among poets of the immediate post World War II generation." . Blyth's Contribution to cross-cultural understanding was manifold. In 1945, Blyth assumed a post as professor of English at Tokyo's Gakushuin University, the former Peers' School. For almost twenty years he tutored Crown Prince Akihito, the present Emperor. Blyth played a leading role in Emperor Hirohito's historical declaration of January 1, 1946, that he was a human being rather than a god. Blyth edited numerous writings from English and American literature, making them available to avid Japanese readers. *** Original editions of Reginald Horace Blyth's writings are always R A R E ! **** THIS EDITION: There was only one small printing of this title published by Hokuseido just three and a half years after the end of World War II [August 1945]. This is the FIRST AND ONLY R A R E EDITION OF THE BOOK ! *** ILLUSTRATOR: This work was profusely color illustrated by Sobun Taniwaki. *** DUSTJACKET: The dust jacket was issued in a matching color and illustration matching the binding cloth, found in two variants: a. Back states "Printed in Occupied Japan" b. Back does not state "Printed in Occupied Japan" *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: Please inquire with us as we try keep a variety of Blyth titles in stock. You may also request a list of his books in stock. . Other Blyth writings: * Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics, The Hokuseido Press, 1942 Haiku, 1949-1952, in four volumes: Vol.1: Eastern Culture. Vol.2: Spring. Vol.3: Summer-Autumn. Vol.4: Autumn-Winter. The Hokuseido Press . Japanese Satirical Verses, The Hokuseido Press, 1949 Japanese Humour, Japan Travel Bureau, 1957 Japanese Life and Character in Senryu, 1959. Oriental Humor, 1959. . Zen

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        Das Motorrad. 1. Jahrgang 1949, Heft 6 - 3. Jahrgang 1951, Heft 26. Gebunden.

      Freiburg (später Karlsruhe) 1949 (ff) - Sehr guter Zustand. Deutsch 5000g Sonderangebot: Das Antiquariat Krull bietet AbeBooks-Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 20% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 897.00 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Kasumigaseki's New World Map. Physical Features. Tokyo, Kasumigaseki Shobo Co.

      1949 - First Edition. Folio, [ii], 15, [1]pp, numerous text maps, blue-gray cloth

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        The Mating Season.

      London Herbert Jenkins Limited 1949 - First edition, first printing, 8vo., modern full green morocco with tan lettering pieces and all edges silvered, in fine condition. McIlvaine A69a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      CHIANTORE, TORINO 1949 - AI QUATTRO VENTI ITALIANO Traduzione integrale di S.Palazzi, pagine brunite ai bordi, con fioritura ed alcune gore, testatine illustrate, illustrazioni in nero nei testi di Nello Pasquali, rilegatura editoriale cartonata, ingiallita, con usura ai bordi e con strappi al dorso

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        I Capture the Castle

      London: William Heinemann LTD, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Publisher's blue cloth binding, with gilt stamping to spine. Very Good. Lightly dust soiled. Light shelf lean, spine cloth a bit faded, foxing to edge of page block. Previous owner gift inscription to front free end paper. Lavender top stain is vibrant. In a Very Good dust jacket with a bit of general wear, light edge wear, foxing to blank verso, and a vertical crease down the spine panel. A much nicer than average survival of this notoriously fragile dust jacket.

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      Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, [1949]. First edition. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with some light rubbing to edges and corner tips. (17876). Octavo, cloth. Collection of eight stories, three of which were adapted for the television anthology series "The Ford Television Theatre" (1955-57).

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Enciclopedia Italiana Di Scienze, Lettere E Arti


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        Enciclopedia Italiana di scienze, lettere ed arti

      ROMA: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Fondata da G. Treccani, 1949. rilegato. OTTIMO. 24,2 31,2. 49 USATO

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        Amitiés de Montmartre. Poèmes inédits. illustrations originales à l'eau-forte de Maurice Utrillo, Lucie Valore, Pablo Picasso et Bernard Lamotte avec des ornements de Marie Laurencin, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Charles Guérin, Roger Wild, Bouche, Laprade, et Jean Vertex.

      P., François Bernouard, 1949. In-4 broché, couverture illustrée, non rogné, grand de marges, chemise parcheminée muette, étui, 4 eaux-fortes originales et nombreux ornements dans le texte. Petites rousseurs en couvertures. Chemise et étui gondolés d'humidité. Bon exemplaire. Tirage unique de 110 exemplaires, un des 70 num. sur papier Crèvecoeur imprimé spécialement pour Monsieur Mériguet "de Montmartre-sur-Paris". Enrichi d'une aquarelle originale signée de Jean Vertex figurant un escalier de Montmartre menant au cimetière du Calvaire avec dédicace autographe de l'artiste à Albert Mériguet, membre du Vieux Montmartre depuis 1935, propriétaire du restaurant "La Mère Catherine". Correction manuscrite de l'auteur sur le premier vers du poème "Violoncelle". L'eau-forte de Maurice Utrillo est exceptionnellement signée à la mine de plomb par l'artiste signée.

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      CASA EDITRICE ADRIANO SALANI, 1949. ITALIANO 0,2 Rilegatura editoriale cartonata, scolorita al dorso e lungo i bordi, con usura al piede ed alla cima e con fioritura, pagine brunite attorno ai testi causa tempo e con fioriture sparse, fioritura anche ai tagli USATO

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      Le Minotaure, Paris 1949 - Paris, 1949-1950, n°1-3 (complet), diffusion (et édition ?) Le Minotaure, 280x220mm, 12p., 3 fascicules brochés, couvertures illustrées sous étui et chemise (Devauchelle). Revue de cinéma d¿avant-garde, de cinéma fantastique, d¿aventures et d¿animation illustré de photographies et dessins. Au sommaire : N°1 : Pierre Bailly, Robert Benayoun, Jean Boullet (dessin de couverture), Pierre Boursaus, Jean Cocteau, Robert Florey, Boris Vian. N°2 : Kenneth Anger, Alexandre Astruc, Robert Benayoun, Jean Boullet, Pierre Boursaus, Jean Cocteau, Georges Desneiges, Walt Disney, Simone Dubruilh, Robert Florey, Roger Golias, Mille, H. de Montherlant, Boris Vian. N°3 : André Bazin, Robert Benayoun, Jean Boullet, Pierre Boursaus, Gaston Criel, Georges Desneiges, Georges Franju, Robert Florey, Roger Golias, Hitchcock, Adonis Kyrou, Phil Mori, Pieral, Elliott Stein. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Cocktail Party

      A first issue with the typographical error on page 29. This very good copy is signed by the author with the printed name crossed through on the title page. This edition of The Cocktail Party is the text of the successful play produced at the Edinburgh Festival in 1949 and repeated at Brighton later that year, preparatory to the season in New York. Several alterations have been made to the text, subsequent to the Edinburgh edition. A list of the original cast is included and the score of the song, One Eyed Riley. Original green cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Spine ends are lightly bumped. The contents are clean and lightly browned. The unclipped dust jacket has minor chipping to the extremities. Labels attached to the interior of the jacket. 8vo 170pp.

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        The Family Reunion.

      London Faber 1949 - fifth impression, signed by the Author on the title-page, 8vo., 136pp., handsome modern full grey morocco with maroon lettering piece to spine, maroon endpapers and all edges gilt, in fine condition. A modern verse play addressing man's guilt and his need for expiation through his acceptance of responsibility for the sin of humanity. "What poets and playwrights have been fumbling at in their desire to put poetry into drama and drama into poetry has here been realised. This is the finest verse play since the Elizabethans" (New York Times). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        General Robert E. Lee. 36 miniature etchings. First edition. Signed.

      Sierra Madre, CA: Bernhardt Wall: 1949 - 4to, bound by Wall in plain red cloth with etched cover label. 7-1/8 x 7-1/2 inches. 36 miniature etchings with decorative borders, printed in colors on heavy wove paper, 3 of which are signed. MARKED "TRIAL COPY F/ONE" FROM AN EDITION OF 100 COPIES SIGNED BY WALL outside of the edition of 11 with canceled copper plates. "In addition to numerous historical scenes, Wall reproduced the general's elusive signature"--Weber, Following Bernhardt Wall 1872-1956, page 50. Bernhardt Wall was born in Buffalo, New York on Dec. 30, 1872. He studied at the Buffalo Art Student's League then moved on to study in New York under Henry Reuterdahl and also apprenticed under William Auerbach-Levy. Wall began a career as a lithographic illustrator in 1889 working primarily as a commercial artist in New York and Buffalo. He soon became known as the "Postcard King" and designed over 5,000 comic cards. The year1915 marked a defining point in Wall's artistic career. Wall visited Colorado, Nevada and California making etchings of Indians, cowboys and major cities which were later published in a portfolio entitled, "Under Western Skies." These proved to be very successful and the artist shortly thereafter moved to California permanently. Wall continued to produce many fine etchings of the American West and by 1930 had also become a much respected historian of the region.Bernhardt Wall was unique in that he not only drew the etchings for his books, but he also printed and bound them. His books are in libraries and universities around the world including the British Museum, Library of Congress, the libraries of Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Brown Universities. His works were also in the private collections of J. P. Morgan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry C. Frick and Dr. N.C. Mathewson. Wall etched three sitting presidents of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Taft, and Henry Coolidge. Other prominent individuals etched by Wall include Sam Houston, Mark Twain, Thomas A. Edison, Abraham Lincoln, and Andrew Jackson.Artist and historian, Bernhardt Wall (1872-1956) was a pioneer etcher and producer of fine press books who treated a vast array of subjects, including Texas and the Southwest. Historians of fine press printing have compared him to William Blake. This collection of Wall's scrapbooks, publications, and correspondence was built by collector Natalie Williams of Marshall, Texas. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        The Incredible Planet

      Fantasy Press, Reading 1949 - First Edition, first binding (per Currey, purple cloth) near fine in an as-new bright fine DJ, with an inserted limitation plate, #5 of 250 copies signed by Campbell, one of the scarcer Fantasy Press limited editions; Campbell is said to have refused to sign more than 250 copies, and the remainder of the 500 copies were issued with unsigned limitation plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Los reyes

      Gulab y Aldabahor 1949 - Buenos Aires, Gulab y Aldabahor, 1949. con un dibujo de Capristo. Medio cuero,conserva cubierta original, 75p. Primer libro del autor 500 ejemplares, este es el n° 393 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros del Ayer]
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        Antillanas. Estudio preliminar por Antonio R. Romera

      Editorial Cuadernos del Pacífico 1949 - Santiago, Cuadernos del Pacífico, 1949. Rústica, muy buen estado, XXVIII páginas +13 páginas. Profusamente ilustrado. Tirada de 1000 ejemplares. Esta copia corresponde a la tirada regular. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        L'Europe buissonnière [ Livre dédicacé par l'auteur Antoine Blondin à Jean Cocteau ]

      Editions Jean Froissart 1949 - Exemplaire du tirage de presse marqué S.P., 1 vol. in-8 br., Editions Jean Froissart, Paris, 1949, 389 pp. Magnifique envoi autographe signé d'Antoine Blondin : "Pour Jean Cocteau, ce livre où l'on en regarde pas à la démence. Avec mon admiration et mon obscure sympathie". Exceptionnel exemplaire. Bon état (couv. lég. frottée). On sait qu'Antoine admirait Cocteau dont il écrira "Ce qui est troublant, chez Jean Cocteau, c'est qu'il faille le prendre au sérieux. On a tôt fait de déceler le déséquilibré quand il est précisément un équilibriste". Exemplaire du service de presse marqué S.P. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      1949 - ("Jerry") on printed letterhead, "Jerry Lewis - Child Star." 4to, 1 page, with holograph addressed envelope bearing a canceled stamp and postmarked Beverly Hills, California, February 20, 1949, with a 1100 Tower Road address. To Paramount secretary Mary Lou Van Ness: "Dear Mary Lou - Just a note to let you know I'm very happy to have you as my girl Friday while at Paramount. There isn't anyone I could ever want more than you- Your a doll- Love & Kisses." P.S. added: "This note is just to put myself on record!" Lewis was 23 at this time, a little too old to be passing as a child. He and Dean Martin had just signed their first film contract with Paramount Studio. It resulted in their film debut in the supporting cast of a minor comedy, "My Friend Irma." Lewis (b. 1926), American comedian, entertainer and noted Las Vegas performer; best known for a 7-year film partnership with Dean Martin (1951-58); later noted for his fund raising efforts on behalf of Muscular Dystrophy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        The Broons 1950 Annual Number Four

      UK: DC Thomson, 1949. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. Very Good+. Dudley D Watkins. The Broons 1950 Annual Number Four Published by DC Thomson 1949. No inscriptions, no loose or damaged pages. Imperceptible repair to head / tail of spine. Covers still very much bright. A VG+ copy.

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        Ölgemälde Faun mit Kind, Öl auf Platte, alt gerahmt.

      1949 - Bildmaß: 48 x 34 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 62 x 49 cm ). Gezeigt werden 2 mythische Figuren *Faune * mit einem kleinen Kind. Öl auf Platte. Das Bild unsigniert. Verso mit einem montierten fotokopierten Klebezettel nach einem handschriftlichen Zettel des Künstlers mit Bezeichnung *Faun mit Kind * und Datierung offenbar *30.12. (19)49 *. Das Ölgemälde von guter Erhaltung, der Rahmen etwas bestoßen. ( Literatur: Der neue Rump, Hamburgisches Künstlerlexikon Seite 225f ).( Lagerort Richey 1. OG )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Red Planet: A Colonial Boy on Mars

      New York: : Scribner And Sons, 1949. First Edition 1st Printing. Black Cloth. Very Good/Good + Dust Jacket. Clifford N. Geary. First Printing With The "A" On Copyright Page. Book Is Clean And Solid, Small Area Beginning To Fray At Center Of Top Of Front Panel, Pages Beginning To Age, Owner's Name At Top Of Front Endpaper. Dust Jacket Is Price-Clipped But Is First State (No Rubber-Stamped Price, Only Rocket Ship Galileo And Space Cadet On Rear Panel), Worn At Folds And At Head And Foot Of Spine, With A 1/4" Narrow V-Chip At Each Fold Top And Bottom, That At Top Of Front Spine Fold Being 1/8" Wide But Extending 1" Down The Fold; Spine Panel Is Lightly Faded To Pink. A Collectible Copy.

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        Enciclopedia Italiana di scienze, lettere ed arti

      Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Fondata da G. Treccani. ITALIANO 170 Famosa Enciclopedia dell' Istituto fondato da G. Treccani, questa edizione è la ristampa integrale fotolitica dei 36 vol. stampati nel 1929-1937. Si articola in 49 volumi distribuiti in: 35 vol Enciclopedici, 1 vol. Indici, Appendice I in un unico volume, App. II 1938-1948 in 2 vol, App. III 1949-1960 in 2 vol, App. IV 1961-1978 in 3 vol, App. V 1979-1992 in 5 vol, questi ultimi ancora conservati nel cofanetto cartonato. Volumi ottimamente conservati, da segnalare solo l' asportazione dell' Ex Libris al Frontespizio delle Appendici da I A IV. Edizione a cura del pres. G. De Sanctis, Dir.gener. D. Bartolini. Opera prestigiosa USATO

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        Red Planet: A Colonial Boy on Mars

      New York: : Scribner And Sons, 1949. First Edition 1st Printing. Black Cloth. Very Good/Good + Dust Jacket. Clifford N. Geary. First Printing With The "A" On Copyright Page. Book Is Clean And Solid, Small Area Beginning To Fray At Center Of Top Of Front Panel, Pages Beginning To Age, Owner's Name At Top Of Front Endpaper. Dust Jacket Is Price-Clipped But Is First State (No Rubber-Stamped Price, Only Rocket Ship Galileo And Space Cadet On Rear Panel), Worn At Folds And At Head And Foot Of Spine, With A 1/4" Narrow V-Chip At Each Fold Top And Bottom, That At Top Of Front Spine Fold Being 1/8" Wide But Extending 1" Down The Fold; Spine Panel Is Lightly Faded To Pink. A Collectible Copy.

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        Ölgemälde Faun mit Kind, Öl auf Platte, alt gerahmt.

       1949 Bildmaß: 48 x 34 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 62 x 49 cm ). Gezeigt werden 2 mythische Figuren *Faune * mit einem kleinen Kind. Öl auf Platte. Das Bild unsigniert. Verso mit einem montierten fotokopierten Klebezettel nach einem handschriftlichen Zettel des Künstlers mit Bezeichnung *Faun mit Kind * und Datierung offenbar *30.12. (19)49 *. Das Ölgemälde von guter Erhaltung, der Rahmen etwas bestoßen. ( Literatur: Der neue Rump, Hamburgisches Künstlerlexikon Seite 225f ).( Lagerort Richey 1. OG ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Walter Kaiser, Ölgemälde, abstrakt, Hamburg, Faun, Frauen, Mutter, Kind, Gemälde, reliefartig, Google, Mystisch, Ölkreide, Aquarell

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four.

      London: Secker and Warburg, 1949. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13.5cm), pp.312. Publisher's pale green cloth, with titles in red to spine; top edge tinted red, in original dust-wrapper. Some light sunning to extremities of cloth, otherwise a fine copy of the book. This green version of the dust-jacket has had some accomplished and professional restoration to all panels, most notably to the spine and folds. Shows well, in a custom-made leather box. Connolly 100 listed. Fenwick, G; George Orwell. A Bibliography [A.12a], (1998). Listed in Time Magazine; 100 Best Modern Novels.

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four ( 1984)

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. First American Edition (Stated) 1st Printing. Tan Cloth. Very Good +/Near Fine Dustjacket. 8 1/4" High. 314 Pp. The Classic Dystopian Novel Of Modern Times, Prophetic In Its Description Of The Experience Of Modern Man In An Era Of Great Nation States. The First American Trade Edition With "First American Edition" On Copyright Page And No Book Club Dot On Rear Cover. A Very Clean Example With No Age-Darkening To The Spine, Shallow Bumping To Spine Ends, Two Small Areas Of Fraying Along Bottom Edge, Still Very Good +. In The Blue Dust Jacket, Which Is Bright, Clean, Not Price-Clipped ($3.00), No "Book Club" Statement, Very Slightly Darkened White Background On Spine Panel, 1Mm Loss At Some Corners, No Wear And No Rubbing Line Along Spine Folds, A Few Faint Traces Of Rubbing Along Flap Folds, Near Fine.

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