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        Brat Farrar

      Peter Davies, 1949. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Peter Davies in 1949. A very good+ book without inscriptions in a very good unclipped wrapper which has some light loss to the spine tips. Internally some light tape burns and a little loss and wear to the edges. A rare book.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Autograph Letter Signed to James Laughlin

      - Octavo. Dated in 1949 from Trieste to publisher James Laughlin of New Directions in Norfolk, Connecticut, enclosing a provisional plan (not present) for a biography of his brother, James Joyce. Accompanied by a carbon of a letter from Laughlin to Joyce, expressing his enthusiasm for the project. Joyce writes: "I enclose a provisional plan. As a matter of fact I don't see very far ahead but as I write things come back to me. The style, I'm afraid, will always be reminiscent like the pages I sent (except when I quote conversations from my diary), and digressive when I think I have some interpretation to offer. The pages I have sent you are approximately half of the first chapter. The others will be much longer, except, perhaps, the last." New Directions did not publish the book, but Viking Press eventually did. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        South Pacific. A Musical Play.

      New York: Random House,, 1949. Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein. Adapted from James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Tales of the South Pacific. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and palm tree design to upper board in brown and green, green top-stain. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 2 plates. Large ownership inscriptions to front paste down and front endpaper, in the dust jacket with chipping to front edges and spine ends, shallow chips to corners, fading to spine, closed tear to rear bottom edge. A good copy. First edition, first printing. The book version of the classic Rogers & Hammerstein musical, with three illustrations from photographs of the original cast.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1949. First edition. A fine copy in a fine, virtually "as new" dust jacket. A sharp copy with the a jacket entirely free of the fading so frequently encountered. (18708). Octavo, cloth. Signed inscription by Derleth on the front free endpaper. Miscellaneous writings, poems, essays and stories that Lovecraft contributed to by other writers. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1047. Joshi I-A-25-a.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Father Flanagan of Boys Town

      Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1949 - Signed by both authors on the second front free endpaper. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1949. Stated first edition. Hardcover. 5 ½ x 8 ½ ". 96 pp. Good in a good unclipped dust jacket. The dust jacket is protected in mylar. Moderate rubbing and soiling to the dust jacket with creases and minor chipping to the extremities. Vintage book store sticker label on the rear pastedown. The text appears unmarked. The front hinge is partially cracked, but still intact. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: R. Rivers Books]
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      London and New York: Peter Nevill Limited, [1949]. First edition. A fine copy, some spotting to cut edges in a near fine dust jacket, mild rubbing to edges and spine ends, two tiny closed tears to front panel, some dust soiling to white rear panel. (10179). Octavo, cloth. Signed and dated (1949) by the author on the front free end paper.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First British edition, first printing. Good. Lean to spine. Cloth a bit grubby, foxed and faded at spine. Ding to top edge. Foxing to edge of page block, prelims and terminals. Previous owner book plate to front paste down. Lacking the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Les jeux de la poupée. Illustrés de textes par Paul Éluard. Paris. Les Éditions Premières 1949. 252 x 194 mm. 86 Seiten mit 15 ganzseitigen, kolorierten Originalphotographien von Hans Bellmer und einer Originalphotovignette auf dem Titelblatt. Illustrierte Originalbroschur mit einer aufgeklebten, kolorierten Originalphotovignette von Bellmer auf dem Umschlag (die gleiche wie auf dem Titelblatt) und mit pinkfarbener Originalbauchbinde.

      Les Éditions Premières. Originalausgabe. Das Buch erschien Ende 1949 als zweite Veröffentlichnung der „Collection GMBZ" unter der Leitung von Heinz Berggruen. In der gleichen Reihe erschien zuvor das Buch von Benjamin Péret „La Brebis galante" mit Illustrationen von Max Ernst. Eins von insgesamt 136 auf Vélin Crévecoeur du Marais gedrucken Exemplaren. Der Druckvermerk wurde von Hans Bellmer mit Bleistift signiert. Nach „Die Puppe" von 1934 Bellmers zweites Hauptwerk. Das Buch ist mit 15 von Hans Bellmer mit Anilinfarben handkolorierten, ganzseitigen Originalphotographien ausgestattet, die von 14 poetischen Texten von Paul Eluard begleitet werden. Auf die jeweils gegenüberliegende Seite der einseitig gedruckten Texte wurden die Originalphotographien Bellmers montiert. Den Photographien Bellmers und dem Text Eluards wurde ein sechzehnseitiger, „die Spiele der Puppe" erläuternder Text von Hans Bellmer vorangestellt, den dieser in Zusammenarbeit mit Georges Hugnet ins Französische übersetzte. Die Photographien entstanden bereits in den Jahren 1936 und 1937, sowohl Bellmers Vorwort als auch die Texte von Paul Eluard wurden 1938 geschrieben. Im Vergleich zu Bellmers „Die Puppe" sind hier die Photographien großformatiger (ca. 14 x 14 cm) und vom Künstler mit der Hand koloriert worden, statt 10 enthält „Les jeux de la poupée" 15 Originalphotographien. Mit der Originalbauchbinde und in gutem Zustand von großer Seltenheit. Ein Meisterwerk der Photographie und des Surrealismus: „Es ist das faszinierendste Buch Bellmers und zugleich jenes, das den Intensionen des Surrealismus vollständig entspricht. Trieb und Traum sind Ausgangsbasen dieser erotischen Gliederkombinatorik" (Lang, Seite 66). Referenz: Parr/Battger, the photobook, vol. I, Seite 106 und 107 - Lang, Surrealismus und Buchkunst 5, mit Abbildungen auf den Seiten 64 und 65 - Pierre Dourthe, Bellmer, le principe de perversion, Seite 61-77 mit mehreren Abbildungen

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Günter Linke]
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        25 aprile 1945 (Assassinio di Mussolini).

      1949. Legno originale per xilografia, in pero di testa, di cm. 20 x 25. Firma in basso. Note e firma dell'autore sul retro.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Cicerone M.T.]
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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Eckert & Kaun GbR]
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        ALLE BUCHER DIESER WELT. Ein Almanach für Bücherfreunde

      Murnau Die Wage 1949 16° Pagine 80 Brossura editoriale. Piatto anteriore allentato e piccola mancanza al dorso. Disegno in antiporta. Ottima copia. Invio con dedica autografo di Hermann Hesse.

      [Bookseller: Libreria antiquaria Segni nel Tempo]
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        The Sheltering Sky

      John Lehmann, London 1949 - First edition third printing. A really lovely copy, strong VG+ dustjacket over a book that is tight and square, minor edgewear only, solid VG+ as well. Dustjacket not price clipped, with the 10s. 6d price. The jacket does not show any of the age-toning/darkening that is so common with this title. A very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Blue Sky Rare Books]
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        Evelyn Waugh Autograph Postcard signed 'EW' to Stanley Salmon, Little Brown Boston. 1949

      Author - Autograph postcard from Waugh to Rev R Selby 89 x 140mm., on card headed Piers Court Dursley Glos postmarked December 1949, "No interest in Mr Burnett's 'The World's Best [105 writers]" signed "EW" framed and glazed, with verso visible through rear glazing. A handsomely framed postcard in excellent condition.The postcard predates the publication of Burnett's book (1950). The book did not include Waugh among the many contemporary European writers who were included. This postcard is probably Waugh's formal rejection of being included in the book. It is sent to the Stanley Salmon chief editor and executive vice-president of Little Brown Boston who were Waugh's US publisher's [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: finecopy Ltd PBFA]
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        A Thousand and One Fore-Edge Paintings. With Notes on the Artists, Bookbinders, Publishers, and Other Men and Women Connected with the History of a Curious Art.

      Waterville, Maine:: Colby College Press, 1949.. Series: Colby College Monograph No. 16. Large 8vo. xvi, 194 pp. 24 illustrations, index. Original blue-green buckram, dust-jacket; jacket edges a bit worn, cellophane tape applied to head of jacket spine. Signed by the author's grandson, Jeff Weber. Very good. LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies printed by the Anthoensen Press. The first published history of fore-edge painting, this text was written by an English professor (my grandfather) who brought his love of English literature to offer some added interest to this unique field of book decoration. The edition contains within the important inventory of 1,001 specimens of fore-edge painting arranged roughly in chronological order. The sources of those specimens were taken from public and private collections, most notably the Doheny collection.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books]
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        Death of a Salesman

      New York: The Viking Press, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: The Viking Press, 1949. 139 pp. First edition, first printing, first state in first issue jacket. All first points present: stated "First published by the Viking Press, Inc. in March 1949" at top of copyright page with "American Book-Stratford Press" mention below; broken type on pg. 11 "solid"; blue top stain. First issue jacket has price of $2.50, photo of Miller on back flap, and the "S" in salesman passes the outer elbow of the man on the front panel. Near Fine, with slight fading to orange cloth at spine and top and bottom edges. Light foxing to edge of page block. Small crease to front free end paper. In a Near Fine dust jacket with light edge wear, short edge tear, light crease to top outer corner of front panel and front flap, and light soiling to rear panel. A very lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        L'Année Propédeutique (Les 4 premières années en 30 volumes, ensemble 60 numéros :Années 1949 - 1950 - 1951 - 1952)

      60 numéros en 30 vol. in-4 br., L'Année Propédeutique, Rédaction, Administration, Sorbonne, Paris, 1949-1952, entre 290 et 350 pp. par année Remarquable ensemble réunissant la tête de série de cette revue dont l'intention était de réunir "les cours magistraux plus ou moins condensés suivant le disciplines, mais rédigés par les Professeurs eux-mêmes ; la liste des différents auteurs expliqués dans les groupes ; les sujets de dissertations, de versions et de thèmes suivis, dans la mesure du possible des corrigés types ; les conseils utiles aux candidats au moment des Examens". On y trouve des articles de philosophie de Maurice Pradines, Lalo, Etienne Souriau, Georges Bouligand ou Denis Huisman, de sciences politique par Louis Chevalier, sur Ronsard, Rabelais, Marot ou Montaigne, par Gustave Cohen, d'histoire par G. Lefebvre, Crouzet, Sur Blaise Pascal par Jean Mesnard, des conseils pédagogiques par Pierre-Maxime Schuhl, un bel article sur "Les sciences de l'homme et la phénoménologie" par Merleau-Ponty, etc... Une telle série suivie depuis le premier numéro est rare. Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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        A SELECTION FROM THE OCCASIONAL SERMONS OF THE RIGHT REVEREND MONSIGNOR RONALD ARBUTHNOTT KNOX: sometime Scholar of Balliol College and Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford; Domestic Prelate to His Holiness the Pope. Edited by Evelyn Waugh.

      Dropmore Press 1949 - First edition. Number 281 of 550 copies. Original brown cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt, top edge gilt others uncut, in buff dustwrapper printed in black and red, bottom edge rough cut. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper, with some foxing to the upper panel and tanning to the spine. A "purely personal selection" of Knox's sermons, by Waugh who also contributes a preface. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        The Incredible Planet

      Reading: Fantasy Press, 1949. First Edition. Purple Cloth. Near Fine Book/Fine Dustjacket. Donnell. Signed by Author(s). 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.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Skylark of Valeron

      Reading: Fantasy Press, 1949. First Edition. Blue Cloth. Near Fine Book/Fine Dustjacket. Presentation Copy. 1st Printing 252 Pp. First Binding Of Blue Cloth With Gilt Lettering, Near Fine, In A Fine Dust Jacket, No Wear Or Rubbing. One Of An Unknown But Very Small Number Of Presentation Copies With A Special, Unnumbered, Inserted Presentation Plate (Different From The Plate Inserted In The Signed, Numbered Copies) Signed By The Author, This Copy With A Long Personal Inscription From Doc Smith.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Le Jaloux D'Estremadure

      La Ruche, Paris 1949 - 85 pages. Originally issued in wrappers, but handsomely bound in brown leather with gold stamping by the Houston bookbinder A.V. Emmott & Sons. Number 48 in a limited edition of 150 copies, printed on Rives a la cuve contenant. Previous owner's name is discreetly stamped in red at the bottom of the limitation page, with some shelfwear scuffing to the covers of the leather. Else, the binding is tight, and the interior is clean, sharp, and bright. 26 full color lithographs by Marti Bas published with the text, translated from the Spanish into French by Francis de Miomandre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Exquisite Corpse Booksellers]
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        Philosophic Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics

      University of California, Berkeley / Los Angeles 1949 - 492 Pp. Book Is Fine, Touch Of Rubbing At Lower Tips, Gilt Brilliant, Hinges Tight, A Little Very Faint And Light Pencil Underling. Dj Lightly Used, Not Rice-Clipped, Spine Sunned [Browning And With Dampstain Along Much Of The Middle Of The Spine [No Traces Of Dampstaining Anywhere In The Book], Wear Along Edges With 1/8" Loss Along Top Edge Of Spine, 1/2" Splits At Top Of Front Flap Folds, And A Few Other Minor Chips And Tears Along Top Edge, And 12 Small Inked Characters, Crossed Out, At Lower Right Of Front Panel. Signature "Hans Reichenbach / Los Angeles, Feb. 1944" On Front Free Endpaper, Possibly His Ownership Signature. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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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 "

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        The Little Sister

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1949 - Chandler's fifth novel, wherein Philip Marlowe tangles with depravity in Hollywood. BRUCCOLI A8.2.a; HANNA 659; HUBIN, p.75. First Printing, one of 12,500 copies. Octavo (21.5cm); first issue binding of red-orange cloth, with titles and design stamped in blue on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 249pp. Hint of a forward lean, some minor hand-soil to boards, with light wear to spine ends and extremities; Very Good+. Dustjacket is price-clipped, spine-sunned and lightly edgeworn, with a faint vertical crease at mid-spine and a horizontal crease running the length of the jacket; Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Giant Brains, Or Machines That Think (Inscribed By Author)

      New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1949. First Editon. Grey Cloth. Near Fine Book/Good DJ. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Printing 270 Pp. First Printing, 1949. A Near New Book, Very Slight Bumping At Spine Ends And Upper Front Tip. Inscribed By The Author To A Los Angeles Corporate Executive And Philanthropist, Harry J Volk, Thanked With His Own Short Paragraph In The Acknowledgment Pages, "Whose Vision And Enthusiasm Greatly Encouraged Me In The Writing Of This Book", "To Harry With Thanks Again For Your 'Vision And Enthusiasm'. Ed. Nov. 28, 1949". Dj Unfaded, Little Wear But With 3/4" X 1/2" Chip At Base Of Spine Which Removes The "Y" And Part Of The "E" In The Publisher's Name, Other Small Chips And Tears At Edges, Not Price Clipped ($4.00).

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Family Honeymoon (Original screenplay, producer John Beck's copy, with stills mounted throughout)

      Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1949. Revised Final Script for the 1949 film, "Family Honeymoon," directed by Claude Binyon, based on the 1948 novel by Homer Croy, written for the screen by Dane Lussier, and starring Claudette Colbert and Fred Macmurray. Producer John Beck's copy, bound in green leatherette with the film title and his name stamped in gilt on the front board. This an original copy of the revised shooting script, with 28 black-and-white silver gelatin still photographs from the film mounted in sequence throughout. Also included is a bookkeeping summary of the film's cost, a record of the amount of film shot (including dates when production began and ended), and a cast and credits list. The last of seven films to pair Colbert and Macmurray, one of the greatest film comedy teams of the 1930s-40s, about a bachelor who marries a widow, followed by a honeymoon that involves all three of her children. Green padded cowhide, stamped in gilt on the front board and the spine. Title page present, with a credit for screenwriter Lussier. 138 leaves, mimeograph with blue and pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 5/28/48 and 7/27/48. Pages and binding Near Fine, with a couple of removal-related bruises to the patterned front endpapers.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Giant Brains or Machines That Think

      New York And London: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. /Chapman & Hall, Limited. Very Good+. 1949. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; First edition. 8 1/2" x 5 3/4". Full gray cloth lettered in navy. Pp. Xvi, 270. An important book by Edmund Berkeley, a computer scientist who co-founded the Association for Computing Machinery in 1947. Berkeley was "the first electronic computer consultant and the first popularizer of electronic computing." Giant Brains was "the first popular book on electronic computers . . . Published [at a time] when electronic computers were virtually unknown to the general public." (Hook and Norman, Origins of Cyberspace 457 and 463). Signed by Berkeley on the front free endpaper. We've compared this to other Berkeley signatures and believe it to be authentic. We guaranty its authenticity in perpetuity. If it is ever deemed inauthentic, you may return the item for a full refund including shipping. Condition: Very good plus: minimally worn, with a few flecks of spotting; toning to front endpapers presumably from a (now perished) laid in clipping. Lacking the dust jacket. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Texas Booksellers Association and the Independent Online Booksellers Association and adhere to their rules of ethics. ; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Langdon Manor Books LLC]
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        Love In A Cold Climate - SIGNED by Nancy Mitford

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1949. A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in association with the Book Society in 1949. A very good book with moderate marks to the covers and a little fading to the spine, with some spotting to the page edges. In a very good clipped wrapper with a chip to the foot of the spine and front corner and to the top edge and some corners. SIGNED without dedication to the title page by Nancy Mitford Rare.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Les mémoires de Joséphine Baker recueillis et adaptés par Marcel Sauvage

      First edition, one of 50 numbered copies on vélin Johannot, the only large paper copies.Illustrated cover.Illustrations, some press clippings tipped in, wich caused a clear fading, not serious, on half-title page.A rare and good copy. Corrêa Paris 1949 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        491. 4 Mars 1949. Rédaction Michel Tapié.

      (Paris) René Drouin Editeur, 1949. - 65:50 cm. 2 Blatt mit Texten und Abbildungen. Erstes und einziges Heft, das als Nachfolgeheft der legendären Zeitschrift 391, die vor dem Krieg von Francis Picabia herausgegeben wurde, erschien. So ist auch diese Ausgabe Francis Picabia unter dem Titel ?50 Ans de Plaisirs? gewidmet. Ex. vierfach gefaltet u. stellenweise gebräunt /folded 4 times and with brown toning.65:50 cm. 2 Blatt mit Texten und Abbildungen. Erstes und einziges Heft, das als Nachfolgeheft der legendären Zeitschrift 391, die vor dem Krieg von Francis Picabia herausgegeben wurde, erschien. So ist auch diese Ausgabe Francis Picabia unter dem Titel ?50 Ans de Plaisirs? gewidmet. Ex. vierfach gefaltet u. stellenweise gebräunt /folded 4 times and with brown toning. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: M + R Fricke]
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        One lonely llama : a counting book for Michael Vidas from Mama Irena. Melbourne 2008

      THE SPECTACULAR ORIGINAL ARTWORK FOR A PICTURE BOOK CREATED BY MELBOURNE ARTIST IRENA SIBLEY FOR HER GRANDSON. ONLY ONE COPY OF THE BOOK WAS PRINTED. Acrylic on paper, comprised of 16 painted panels (title page 295 x 245 mm, 3 single panels 295 x 300 mm, 12 double panels 295 x 560 mm) arranged in the order of the original book layout, most painted directly onto (but a few laid down on) 15 sheets of aquarelle arches paper (each 540 x 720 mm, 2 sheets of half-size), the text in the form of a calligraphic caption beneath each illustration, the cover illustrations painted directly onto and occupying the entire space of 2 additional sheets (each 540 x 720 mm). Irena Sibley (ne Pauliukonis) was a highly respected Australian children's book illustrator, artist, writer, teacher and environmentalist. She arrived in Australia as a child in 1949 with her Lithuanian emigré family, and grew up in Sydney and Bathurst. After her marriage to the artist Andrew Sibley in 1967, the couple resided in Melbourne, and later both worked from their artists' studio in Flowerdale, in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. Sibley is best known for her children's books An alphabet of Australian wildflowers (1988), The Bilbies' First Easter (1994), The Bilby and the Bunyip (1998) and Grandma Bilby Mr Budge and the Easter Tree (2000). Among the creatures are kind koalas, welcoming wallabies, excited emus, curious cockatoos and bold bunyips. The most empathetic illustration - and indeed the one which encapsulates the theme of the book - portrays a lonely llama with a tiny tear running down his cheek, an image which instantly evokes compassion and, one imagines, would leave a lasting impression on a young child. There seems little doubt that had this counting book been intended for publication in a full commercial edition, it would have established itself as a favourite Australian picture book among children and educators alike. Shortly before she passed away in 2009, Sibley created this breathtakingly beautiful counting book for her grandson, Michael. The illustrations, with their exquisite and varied palettes, are full of humour, warmth and benevolence towards the and the Australian habitats which they depict. Among the creatures are kind koalas, welcoming wallabies, excited emus, curious cockatoos and bold bunyips. The most empathetic illustration - and indeed the one which encapsulates the theme of the book - portrays a lonely llama with a tiny tear running down his cheek, an image which instantly evokes compassion and, one imagines, would leave a lasting impression on a young child. There seems little doubt that had this counting book been intended for publication in a full commercial edition, it would have established itself as a favourite Australian picture book among children and educators alike.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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      Toppan Printing Company, 1949]., [Tokyo - First edition of the Dutch diplomat's first work of detective fiction, a translation of a Seventeenth Century detective story. Illustrated. With a preface by Van Gulik. Published in an edition of 1200 numbered copies signed by Van Gulik. This is copy 900. Light foxing to the fore-edges and to the front and rear endpapers, else a fine bright, sharp copy with pictorial boards in original plain kraft paper dust jacket which is moderately soiled, and in which the book was mailed to subscribers. Housed in a custom made clamshell case with the design of the book's front cover on the front panel, the book's rear cover design on the back panel, and the title on the spine. A sharp copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1949.. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 500 copies with inserted limitation leaf, this being one of 250 numbered copies signed by Campbell. A continuation of adventures chronicled in THE MIGHTIEST MACHINE (1947). See Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-7. In 333. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#140776)

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        The Last Tycoon

      First UK edition, First published in England in 1949 stated on copyright page. Rare in dust jacket. Front and rear free end paper missing. Some tape on inside of dust jacket. Previous owner's bookplate attached to front paste-down; handwritten name on half-title page.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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      1949. Fine. STIMSON, Henry L. MY VACATIONS. [n.p.] Privately printed, 1949. Inscribed presentation copy: "To - with love from Mabel and Harry." 180 pp. 8vo., red cloth stamped in gilt and black. Near fine with a touch of sunning to heel. Interior fine; illustrated with b/w photo reproductions. Dogs, hunting in the great American West, mountaineering in the Alps, more. Heller 379. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Traitor / A Drama

      Samuel French, Inc. 1949 - 1st ed. in the very scarce d/w. 12mo, blue cloth. 108 pp. Book itself is clean and tight, but with some light spotting and fading on covers and spine. Jacket is not price-clipped; small (1/4-1/2") open tears at top and bottom of spine; some toning overall and light foxing on back. See photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burns Bizarre]
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        Human Action: A Treatise on Economics.

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1949. First edition of the author's magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Ludwig Von Mises on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition. Rare signed. Human Action is the single most important work by Von Mises and one of the most influential economic works of the twentieth century. "It should become the leading text of everyone who believes in freedom, in individualism, and in the ability of a free-market economy not only to outdistance any government-planned system in the production of goods and services for the masses, but to promote and safeguard . . . those intellectual, cultural, and moral values upon which all civilization ultimately rests" (Henry Hazlitt).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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      1949. LEWIS, Sinclair. THE GOD-SEEKER. NY: Random House, [1949]. 8vo., green-blue cloth in dust jacket; 422 pages. First Edition, first printing. Signed by Sinclair on the front endpaper. Very Good (little fading spine & edges; contents clean & tight); little edgewear & short tears (some scattered browning); $3.50 price is present) d/j. $500.00.

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Advance Reading Copy. Softcover. Very Good. Pale wraps printed in brown. Advance reading copy of the first American edition. Very Good with staining, creasing and wear to wraps. Small chip to the rear cover, joints worn at ends. Pages toned, with several corners creased. States "First American Edition" on the copyright page.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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