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      Prairie City: The Decker Press, 1949. Cloth and boards. Boards a shade tanned at edges, endsheets tanned at gutters, but a very good or better copy. First edition, first issue. Decker's disappearance derailed the formal publication of this book, and though an edition of five hundred copies was printed, only a portion of the edition was bound up. Remaining sheets were repackaged on two later occasions (1953 and 1980) under different imprints for distribution. This copy has the mimeographed errata slip laid in, and is signed by Rexroth at a later date, with the somewhat disingenuous statement: "one of possibly 30 copies bound for review" and his pictograph chop.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Elected Silence: The Autobiography of Thomas Merton

      Hollis and Carter, London 1949 - Hardcover. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Lean to spine, head and tail creased. Cloth discolored. Extremities bumped and rubbed. Top edge stained. Dust jacket faded, creased and soiled with chips and tears. Foreword by Evelyn Waugh. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Booked Up, Inc.]
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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, deluxe issue. Number 14 of only 50 copies (from a total edition of 550 copies), bound in publisher's Niger morocco and signed by Knox. Top edge gilt others uncut, in buff dustwrapper printed in black and red, bottom edge rough cut. A fine copy in a defective dustwrapper, lacking portions to the spine and with several closed tears. A "purely personal selection" of Knox's sermons, selected by Waugh who also contributes a preface. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        NUMERO. Revista Literaria. Montevideo - Año 1 - N° 1, 2, 3, 4 y 5. (5 Volúmenes)

      Montevideo 1949 - Roces y fatigas menores en el encuadernado. Algunas manchas de humedad en sus portadas. El N° 5 presenta daños en su lomo. Firma del antiguo propietario en su primera página. Texto íntegro. We send if you require the summary of each issue. Nous envoyons si vous avez besoin le sommaire de chaque numéro examplaire. Enviamos sin cargo el sumario de cada ejemplar. For major safety in your decision of purchase, we send (free of charge) a video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. Pour une plus grande sécurité dans votre décision d'achat, nous envoyons (sur demande et gratuitement) un vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. Para mayor seguridad en su decisión de compra, le enviamos (a solicitud y sin cargo) un video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eduardo Martínez Moreira]
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        The Death of a Salesman

      Viking, 1949 A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket. Signed on a tipped-in page. Rare in this condition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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      New York: Gnome Press, [1949]. First edition. Light finger mark to front cover, a fine copy in a brilliant fine dust jacket with a little mild rubbing to lower edge. (14039). Octavo, cloth. Signed by Heinlein on the title page. Science fiction novel in which the U.S. is conquered by Asia and a small group of scientists plot to save the country.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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      , 1949. 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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        The Intelligent Investor.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. First edition, first printing. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good first-issue dust jacket with $3.50 price and "Editor of Barron's" on front flap. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. First printings are exceptionally rare. Since it was first published in 1949, Graham's Intelligent Investor has sold millions of copies and has been praised by such luminaries as Warren E. Buffet as "the best book on investing ever written." "Benjamin Graham was a seminal figure on Wall Street and is widely acknowledged to be the father of modern security analysis Security Analysis and The Intelligent Investor are still considered the ‘bibles' for both individual investors and Wall Street professionals" (The Buffer Stock Project).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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      Bordeaux [France]: S. I. P. ,. 1949. Paperback. Original Wraps. 8vo. 11, [1] pages. 25 cm. First edition. In French. 'Memorial Ceremony; Eternal Memory! For the Martyrs 1940-1944'. With two full page illustrations: “wall memorial in Bordeaux, for those who perished 1940-1944; ” and “photograph of the minute of silence held during the memorial ceremony. ” Contains an introduction, and the content of memorial speech given by Rabbi Joseph Cohen to survivors of the Bordeaux Jewish community. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - France - Bordeaux - Sermons. Slight toning. Mild edgewear. Very minimal markings. Very good + condition. Rare early Bordeaux Holocaust imprint. (HOLO2-117-3A) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four. A Novel.

      1st. Edition. London 1949. (Secker & Warburg). 8vo. 312 s. Orig. helsjirtingbd. med (grønt) vareomsl. Ryggen svakt skjev og litt bleket og med svake flekker. Ryggstripen på vareomslaget slitt og noe avrevet mot øvre og nedre kant. Lite bokhandlermerke på forsats. First UK edition ("First published 1949" on copyright page and original price 10s. on front flap).

      [Bookseller: Wangsmo Antikvariat]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four.

      A Novel by George Orwell. London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First edition. 312 pp. Publishers green cloth with worn dustjacket. Spine faded. Unrestored jacket worn at edges with 25x20 mm piece missing at head of spine. Tear at front panel mended with cellotape on the inside. Price of 10s. intact on front flap. Bookplate on front pastedown (Swedish collector Karl Erik Lindahl). Some light offsetting to ffep. Text clean and tight. 19 x 13 cm.

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria]
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        Krematorium. Weg einer Oper. Musik und Sounddesign: Peter Kühnel. Texte und Klavier: Markus Lüpertz. Mit 1 signierten Originalradierung von Lüpertz und 1 CD der Oper.

      40 x 30,5 cm. Radierung und CD in Leinenmappe *Erschien in einer einmaligen Edition von 40 numerierten Exemplaren mit der CD der Opernaufnahme und einer signierten Kaltnadelradierung. - Radierung und Leinenkassette jeweils von Lüpertz mit Bleistift monogrammiert. - Die Oper komponierte der Dresdner Peter Kühnel (geboren 1949) zu dem Libretto von Markus Lüpertz. 2001 erfolgte die Uraufführung und CD-Produktion. - Tadellose Erhaltung (wie neu).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bernd Braun]
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        La Argentina

      Guillermo Kraft Limitada, Buenos Aires 1949 - 2 volumes. 1/5150. Folio. Unpaginated. Gilt decorated maroon cloth in original dust jacket. Illustrated endpapers. Color frontis map. This work of a German emigré photographer is an attempt to capture the diversity of Argentina's life, land, and architecture. Some rubbing and fading to binding. Minor creasing, chipping and rubbing to dj. Water staining to dj and front cover of Vol. 2. Text in English and Spanish. Dj and binding in good-, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Love among the Chickens

      Herbert Jenkins 1949 - A fine copy of the 15th printing in a beautiful unfaded wrapper with two short closed tears and an elongated closed tear on back flap.Price clipped and repriced . Probably Wodehouses master piece and highly collectible . This printing usually comes with fade and chips, so scarce in this condition .The challenge with all the red wrappers is to find copies without darkening or fade to the spine. Language: eng [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        The Greatest Story Ever Told: A Tale of The Greatest Life Ever Lived

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1949. First. First edition. Slight spotting to the boards, overall very good in worn, fair dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to the great boxing champion Gene Tunney: "To Gene with admiration and friendship. Fulton Oursler. Jan. 12, 1949." Basis for the film of the same name. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The American Journal of Human Genetics Bd. 1-89; 12 Supplements

      The Amercian Society of Human Genetics, 1949 - 2011. Bd. 1-89; 12 supplements Halbleinen Alle Bücher der Bände 1 bis 89 inkl. der 12 Supplemente sind ausgetragene Bibliotheksexemplare mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen. , Preise inkl. Mwst. Versand D: 2,90 EUR

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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        Excellent long Typed Letter Signed to Alfred S.E. Ackermann (George Bernard, 1856-1950, Dramatist & Critic)

      1949 - (1867-1951, Consultant Engineer and Secretary of the Society of Engineers), at 9 Rotherwick Court, Golders Green, saying that "Maxwell", (William, 1873-1957, managing director of printers R. & R. Clark), "must have meant that I am the only author who has dealt with him directly". Shaw explains that "Many authors print at their own expense and publish 'on commission' ", delivering "the books . to the publisher" with the latter's imprint, who "sells them for a commission of 10% to 15%". But since it is "the publisher who deals with the printer . binder . and bookseller . Maxwell may well have printed scores of books . without knowing that the author was to pay the bill". By contrast "the royalty system is a necessity for authors who have no capital . the plight of most of them", and, "as printers . will give long credit" rather than have "a huge plant . idly rusting, the publisher, if it sells well, never puts his hand in his pocket at all", making "300% on the venture" and giving "the author 10 or 15 or at the outside 20%". An author with capital enough to print ahead "reverses the transaction and makes the 300%, giving the publisher 10 or 15". Shaw instances "Ruskin and Herbert Spencer . Davies the Supertramp poet", (William Henry, 1871-1940), "began [in 1907] by having a long poem printed and bound for cash across the counter and peddling it from door to door. My wife put his autobiography [1908] on a commission basis for him", Shaw gathers that Ackermann "like Davies", is "doing without a publisher, but you can find a reputable one (beware of pirates) who will take you on commission", 2 sides folio, Ayot Saint Lawrence, Hertfordshire and 4 Whitehall Court, S.W.1., 25th November small closed tear in blank right margin at fold Since 1903, Constable had been Shaw's distributor 'on commission'. Shaw did all the contact with Clark's - not easy for them, given Shaw's idiosyncrasies of spelling. The story is splendidly told in Bernard Shaw and his Publishers, edited from his letters by Michael Pharand, 2009. Ackermann was on the point of a 4th edition of his Popular Fallacies. (1st ed., Cassell, 1907). It came out with the imprint London, Old Westminster Press, 1950, who had also printed his Scientific Paradoxes and Problems and their solutions in 1925. Simpkin Marshall, the famous wholesalers, were the sole distributors, so it appears Ackermann followed Shaw's advice. Ackermann was 82 and Shaw 93! [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Love Is a Deadly Weapon (Puzzle for Fiends)

      New York: Pocket Books, Inc, 1949. Original Wraps. Collectible; Fine. NICELY INSCRIBED BY PATRICK QUENTIN (AND SIGNED ADDITIONALLY AS HIS ALIAS "RICHARD WEBB") on the verso of the title page. A beautiful copy to boot of the 1949 1st paperback edition, which was originally published in hardback by Simon and Schuster in 1946 as "Puzzle for Fiends". Bright and crisp and Near Fine in its wonderful pictorial wrappers. "One of the three women in his life had a plan for murder....his murder!" Signed by Author.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA ]
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        Portrait photograph of Bernard Berenson iat the Villa I Tatti, as reflected in in the framed mirror at the foot of his bed

      [Florence, Italy 1949 - Printed circa 1984. Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 13-3/8 x 10 inches. Remarkable, brilliant portrait of the famous art critic and connoisseur (1865-1959) in his bed at Villa I Tatti, taken by the master photographer Kessel (1902-1995) whose work (especially for LIFE magazine) was received universal admiration. (Kessel's sensitive photographs of works of art has been particularly singled out for praise). Here, the great connoisseur of Renaissance Italian art is seen writing, framed by the mirror at the foot of his bedReproduced (from this print) in ON ASSIGNMENT: DMITRI KESSEL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER (New York, Abrams, 1985, p. 180). Fine. Docketed on rear with instruction to the printer for reduction and placement in Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 13-3/8 x 10 inches [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

      Secker & Warburg, London 1949 - First Edition, First printing. A stunning price clipped dustjacket that has benefitted from professional restoration. The end result is a spectacular dustjacket that looks about new with NO chips, tears or pieces missing. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition!!! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Buoyant Billions: A Comedy of No Manners. In Prose by Bernard Shaw and in Pictures by Clare Winsten

      Constable & Co, n.p. 1949 - This copy is 1/25 lettered copies of an edition of 1025 copies: "Of this edition one thousand and twenty five copies only have been printed. A thousand are numbered 1-1000, and twenty five are lettered A-Y. This is lettered copy (.)." [from the colophon]4to. 54 (1)pp. 1/4 vellum over illustrated light brown cloth. Housed in green cloth folding map in matching slipcase. Illustrated title page. Magnificently illustrated with 19 full-page b/w pencil sketches by Winsten, as issued. Minor browning to cover. Otherwise clean and tight. Text in English. Very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reviews of Modern Physics, Volume 21, Number 3 July, 1949

      Lancaster, PA: American Physical Society/American Institute of Physics, 1949. First Edition. Softcover. Good. Quarto, about 200pp (p.343-540 of volume). Scuffing to the front panel, and serious wear to the spine, but clean and bright internally despite a few dog-eared pages. This copy bears the name stamp of C. L. Farrand (Clair L. Farrand), inventor of the cone radio loudspeaker and owner of hundreds of patents, and the ownership signature of Morton J. Saunders, who helped to develop the first fiber optic cable while working at Bell Labs in Atlanta. Overall, a good copy in orange wraps. This curious volume celebrates Albert Einstein on his 70th birthday, and contains contributions from some pivotal figures in the history of modern physics, including Richard Feynman, Robert A. Millikan, Max Born, Louis de Broglie, Max von Laue, Hideki Yukawa, Georges Lemaitre, George Gamow, and about two dozen others of similar stature. One article, "Hydrodynamic Forces on a Rough Wall," was written by Hans Albert Einstein, son of the celebrated physicist and an accomplished scientist in his own right. A scarce volume in the original wraps, and, while in regrettable external condition, the contents are clean.

      [Bookseller: Cleveland Book Company]
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      Paris: Gallimard, 1949. First French Edition. First Printing. Octavo; publisher's plain beige wrappers, printed in black and red; 255pp, [1]. Touch of sunning to spine, with faint, scattered soil to covers and tanning to text edges; Near Fine. An attractive copy of the author's first French language book, a series of philosophical musings about man and history, human progress, religion, fanaticism, and society, preceded only by a handful of works published in his native Romanian tongue. Quite scarce.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Love Is a Deadly Weapon (Puzzle for Fiends)

      New York: Pocket Books, Inc, 1949. Original Wraps. Collectible; Fine. NICELY INSCRIBED BY PATRICK QUENTIN (AND SIGNED ADDITIONALLY AS HIS ALIAS "RICHARD WEBB") on the verso of the title page. A beautiful copy to boot of the 1949 1st paperback edition, which was originally published in hardback by Simon and Schuster in 1946 as "Puzzle for Fiends". Bright and crisp and Near Fine in its wonderful pictorial wrappers. "One of the three women in his life had a plan for murder....his murder!" Signed by Author.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Picasso lithographe. Préface de Jaime Sabartès. 4 Bände.

      Monte Carlo, André Sauret, 1949-1964. 4°. Mit zahlr. Textabbildungen u. 8 (1 farb.; inkl. den Umschlägen) Orig.-Lithographien von Pablo Picasso. Zus. ca. 700 S., OKart.-Bde. m. illustr. OUmschlägen u. (Bde. 1 u. 4) transparenten OUmschlägen. Erstausgabe. - Werkverzeichnis der Lithographien von 1919-1963. - Umschläge an den Kanten tlw. leicht berieben bzw. bestoßen. Papierbedingt schwach gebräunt. - Cramer 55, 60, 77, 125; Mourlot, 160, 174, 98, 186, 280, 281, 388, 399. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Mourlot, Picasso lithographe. Préface de Jaime Sabartès, Lithographien, Werkverzeichnisse, Werkverzeichnis

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        [幹部檔案:吴强]. [Gan bu dang an: Wu Qiang]. [Dossier of A Cadre: Wu Qiang].

      [Beijing].: No publication details.. (circa1957).. Dossier, largely handwritten, compiled on Wu Qiang an employee of the Beijing No. 5 Construction Engineering Company in the early 1950s. Bound between two cloth covered boards, Chinese title in red on upper cover, green shoelace tie. The Chinese characters on the upper cover translate from top to bottom as "Cadre Dossier, Name, Beijing No.5 Construction Engineering Company". This dossier, 198 leaves in total, is a collection of thirty-five handwritten documents, four forms, a few reports by the Beijing No. 5 Construction Engineering Company together with other organisations who are interested in his case, and eight witness statements. The dossier is unpaginated with a few leaves out of order. Almost all of the documents are handwritten and the forms filled in by hand with the exception of a final printed report giving the conclusion of Wu Qiang's colleagues. The leaves vary in size and many are folded, some are torn at the outer margin but this has not affected the text. Covers measure 27.5 x 21cm, some leaves vary but most are similar in size to the covers. A comprehensive and scarce dossier in very good condition. This revealing dossier compiled in the early 1950s about 吴强 [Wu Qiang], a Beijing construction company employee. The dossier gives a great deal of detail about Wu Qiang's experiences prior to 1949 as well as touching on those of some of his family members. He is open and honest in his self-criticism, confessing to having been corrupt, a bigamist, to having acted in a pompous manner while working in his former jobs as a conductor and station master and in particular to treating railway travellers in Hanoi, where he worked for three years badly. He gives details of how corruption worked in his former railway posts and expresses how grateful he is that his current company is offering him, and others like him, who also have an anti-revolutionary background, a second chance. He states that he now has a thorough understanding of how misleading the Nationalist Party dogma was and how wrong he was to have believed it and acted in the ways he did in the past. He goes so far as to admit to having believed "since I was in my teens that the Communist Party commits murder and arson..." The majority of the documents in this dossier were written by Wu Qiang himself and are mostly confessions and statements. It is interesting to note that Wu Qiang joined Beijing No.5 Construction Engineering Company in September 1950 and the investigation recorded in this dossier dates from 1951 through to 1956. Although the conclusion of his investigators is dated 1956 Wu Qiang has added an annotation denying a statement made in the conclusion added in 1957. These documents show that even though Wu Qiang passed the initial background check when he first joined the government-run company the investigation into his past dragged on until 1956. This must have been a gruelling period for Wu Qiang as, again and again, he addressed the questions his investigators put to him. His background was clearly held against him as there is evidence in these documents that he was not treated by them as fairly as one of his colleagues was. Behind the endless investigation sessions and Wu's repeated confessions in this dossier, it is clear that there were in fact three principal aspects of Wu's life that the investigators were interested in. These three questions can be found on the undated single page summary of Wu's biography written by the investigators. The investigators wanted the answers to the following three questions: "Firstly,[we] want to know about the political background, as well as information about the social relationships, of Wu's aunt (Wu's mother's sister) 郁碧岑 [Yu Bicen] in the period prior to 1949. Secondly, [we] want to know the reason why Wu destroyed his Nationalist Party membership card in 1948 on his return to Peking. Why would he do this if he had believed that China was under the control of the Nationalist Party and would always continue to be so? Finally, according to Wu, the reason he joined the Nationalist Party was because he wanted to use his membership to climb the ladder at work quickly. However, in the five years following his joining the Nationalist's he did not attend many party activities and yet he still got promoted to important roles at the Department of Railway. What role did the Nationalist Party play in the promotions he received?" These three queries were promptly addressed by Wu in a document he wrote on May 27th 1952. In this document, titled "Confession to Social Relationships", Wu explains in detail that his aunt Yu Bicen was a housewife but at the time of the confession was a group chief of 上海常熟區婦聯小組長及合作社監事 [the Shanghai Changshu District Women's Association and a Cooperative supervisor]. Yu has always been wealthy and had many properties in Shanghai and other places. He stated that she knew the head of the Education Department 夏衍 [Xia Yan] and the manager of a film company. She has no political background. Her closest friend is an editor of Xinmin News called 蒋文杰 [Jiang Wenjie] who lives with her at her house. Throughout Wu's life his aunt has helped him, finding him a good school, job opportunities and giving him financial support. Wu's response to the question as to why he destroyed the party membership in 1948 is that he did this because he thought the current political atmosphere was very tight and he did not want to get into any trouble. As to the question relating to the party activities and his participation in them, he confesses that he had only paid the membership fees three or four times and had no real participation in party activities. The party members at his branch met once a week to read the non-confidential reports about the "illegal" Communist activities. The investigator's also repeatedly discussed several other issues relating to Wu: his change of birth place from Nancheng County in Jiangxi Province to Wuxian County in Jiangsu Province; his work experience when he worked for the Department of Railway; the one month of training he had at the 洛阳军分校 [military branch school of Luoyang]; his joining of the Nationalist Party in 1943; the reason he returned from Kunming to Peking in 1948. One of the witness statements focuses on Wu Qiang's cousin, 郁陈碧琴 [Yu Chen Biqin], who attempted to escape to United States via Hong Kong but failed. A two-page printed report titled "Conclusion of Comrade Wu Qiang's Historical Issues" is the last item in the folder. Written on October 25th 1956 and stamped by the personnel department of Beijing No.5 Construction Engineering Company, it states the issues investigated are as follows: "According to himself, he was the conductor and station master at the 平汉铁路局 [Ping Han Railway Branch]; he had trained at 洛阳军分校铁道训练班 [railway training class, military branch school of Luoyang] and was given a uniform; he was working at the Vietnam Haiphong Branch, Shanghai Yong Da Transportation Company during 1939 to 1940; he started up a business company in Kunming later on; he become the 滇越铁路管理处主任 [head of the Dian-Yue Railway Administration Division] in 1943; he was influenced by the section chief 王哲平 [Wang Zheping] to join the Nationalist Party in the same year." It concludes that Wu Qiang has explained the issues of his past and no other issues were found. A handwritten note added by Wu Qiang in April 1957, states that he does not agree that a military uniform was ever given to him. The "Be Loyal and Honest" registration form and statement in this dossier, and probably this whole investigation of Wu Qiang, are closely related to the "Be Loyal and Honest Movement" initiated in 1950. At this time the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issued a directive to encourage people to disclose their private details including personal, social, political history and suggestions to the Communist Party. Unfortunately, people's honesty was turned into "anti-revolution evidence", and later was used again and again in the campaigns such as the Three-antis, the Five-antis Campaign and the Cultural Revolution to the great detriment of the individuals who had complied. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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      Gallimard 1949 - Paper wrappers housed in clam shell case.

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        SOMETHING ABOUT CATS AND OTHER PIECES. Collected by August Derleth

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1949.. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed inscription by Derleth on the front free endpaper. 2995 copies printed. A selection of works by Lovecraft, including essays, poetry, and revisions, and memoirs and essays by others about Lovecraft and his work. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1047. Joshi I-A-25-a. A fine copy in fine, virtually "as new" dust jacket. A sharp copy with the a jacket entirely free of the fading so frequently encountered. (#154596)

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      Verlag Karl Werner,, Basel, 1949 - 23x31. 4, 24, 34, 40, 28, 50pp. respect. Profusamente ilustrado con fotos en negro. Estuche que contiene índice y 5 carpetas. BILL Max (Winterthur 1908-Berlín 1994). Carpeta I: obras de Louis Perrin, O. R. Salvisberg, G. B. Dubois & J. Eschenmoser, R. Steiger, Suter & Burgkhardt, Gebr. Pfister, Georg Brunold, Math. Meier, Hubacher & Steiger, Robert Winkler. Carpeta II: obras de Ch. Chopard, A. Brunner, Rudolf Dick, M. Cosandey, W. Krüsi, Robert Maillart, W. Pfeiffer, A. Sarrasin, Jos. Schütz, Herm. Herter. Carpeta III: obras de Werner Allenbach, Alfred Altherr, Giovanni Panozzo, Alfred Roth, Albert F. Zeyer, Artaria & Schmidt, Max Bill, Robert Winkler, Ernst Egeler, W. Dunkel, Otto u. Walter Senn, Albrecht Hch. Steiner, Hans Bernoulli, Hans Fischli, F. Quétant, F. Steiger, Arnold Itten, Hubacher & Steiger, Mumenthaler & Meier, Keiser & Brecher, Paul Trüdiger, Salvisberg & Brechbühl. Carpeta IV: obras de Leopold M. Boedecker, Hans Leuzinger, Karl Egender, Emil Roth, E. e P. Vischer, Frey & Schindler, M. Piccard, M. E. Haefeli & W. W. Moser. Carpeta V: obras de Rudolf Gaberel, Hans Leuzinger, Hugo Wullschleger, Kräher & Bosshardt, Alfred e Heinrich Oeschger, Hermann Baur, Hans Brechbühler, F. Dumas e D. Honegger, Carlo Tami, Fritz Metzger, E. Leunberger, Karl Moser, G. Doppler & Sohn, Otto Ziegler, Werner M. Moser, Karl Egender, E. F. Burckhardt, Werner Krebs, Hans Hofmann, Kellermüller & Hofmann.

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        10 Photographs

      1949. First Edition . STETTNER, Louis. 10 Photographs… Introduction by Brassaï. Paris and New York: Two Cities Publications, (1949). Slim folio, six loose sheets and ten duotone plates in original heavy tan wrappers. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $4500.Limited first edition, number 30 of only 265 copies, of this revealing selection of ten Paris and New York street images by Brooklyn-born Louis Stettner—“consummate street photographer in the Cartier-Bresson tradition.”Praised by Brassaï as a photographer who reveals the world “with utmost accuracy and the simplicity of great art” (Early Joys), Brooklyn-born Louis Stettner is “a consummate street photographer in the Cartier-Bresson, Atget and, well, Weegee tradition” (New York Times). This impressive group of ten Stettner duotones provides memorable views of empty Paris street corners juxtaposed with high-contrast portraits of individuals on the street. As a realist, Stettner “renounces his personality, his ‘I' with its little fads and immense pretensions. Henceforth he will live under the authority of reality and will dedicate his existence to the cult of its images.” Text by Brassaï in French and English translation. Plates fine, original wrappers and loose sheets with expert repairs to folds. A near-fine copy.

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        Tree of Night

      1949. First Edition . Signed. CAPOTE, Truman. A Tree of Night and Other Stories. New York: Random House, (1949). Octavo, original dark blue cloth, original dust jacket. $2000.First edition of Capote's first volume of short prose, inscribed on the title page by him, ""With good wishes, Truman Capote 2/52.""This important first collection was paramount in establishing Capote's ""place among important 20th-century American short story writers… Tree of Night contains most of Capote's best stories"" (Werlock, Companion to Literature, 119). In a 1957 interview, when asked what he thought of his early prose, he immediately singled out three stories from Tree of Night, saying: ""I prefer Children on Their Birthdays and Shut a Final Door and… Master Misery"" (Paris Review). To noted author Reynolds Price, ""only Chekhov comes to mind"" in equaling the ""sheer clarity of Capote's prose and a brilliant economy of ongoing narrative rhythm"" (Introduction, Complete Stories, xiii). This core volume, published soon after his first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948), includes the title story, Master Misery, Children on Their Birthdays, Jug of Silver, The Headless Hawk and My Side of the Matter, along with Miriam and Shut a Final Door, both of which won O. Henry Awards. With ""First Printing"" on copyright page. Book fine; lightest edge-wear, faint toning to spine of near-fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Daniel Blum's Screen World Twenty-Six Volume Set.

      Greenberg / Biblo and Tannen / Chilton / Crown 1949-79, New York - The set includes twenty-six volumes comprising the years 1949 to 1979 (missing 1950, 1974, 1977, and 1978). The first two volumes are reprints. Four volumes don't have the dustjackets, the rest do. A very good set. ; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lyrical Ballad Bookstore ABAA/ILAB]
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        Trial and Error

      1949. First Edition . Signed. WEIZMANN, Chaim. Trial and Error. New York: Harper & Brothers, (1949). Two volumes. Octavo, original blue cloth, paper spine labels, original tan dust jackets, original slipcase. $2500.Signed limited first edition, number 218 of only 500 copies signed by Weizmann.""Endowed with diplomatic gifts of the first order,"" Weizmann, a Russian-born chemist, was perhaps the most important figure in the history of Zionism (DNB). The 1917 Balfour Declaration, ""Weizman's primary achievement, was a turning point in modern Jewish history"" and has been described as ""the greatest act of diplomatic statesmanship of the First World War."" Weizmann would become ""universally recognized as the most authoritative figure in Jewish life"" and was voted Israel's first president in 1949 (Encyclopedia Judaica, 430). His autobiography, which appeared that same year, details the story of his childhood, the long struggle for recognition of the Zionist Movement, and the triumph of statehood. Gift inscription dated year of publication to limitation page (I).Books fine, dust jackets with light expert restoration, toning and fading to spines; expert repairs to slipcase seams.

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        Signed and dedicated photograph.

      No place, May 20, 1949. - 247:196 mm. Framed. Black-and-white image of Toscanini playing the piano, inscribed in the wide blank margin in red ink: "A Trudy Goth [?] [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Wednesday Club Verse: An Anthology of Honor Poems from the Annual and Special Poetry Contests of the Wednesday Club of St. Louis

      St. Louis: The Wednesday Club. [1949]. First. First edition. Octavo. Quarter cloth and printed paper over boards. Near fine with a small smudge to the back panel. Includes a trilogy of poems entitled "Sonnets for Spring" by Williams, published under the name Thomas L. Williams. In 1936, the poems were awarded the $25 first prize in the poetry contest sponsored by the Club. Crandell B20. .

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      New York: Limited Editions Club, (1949). Hardcover. Fine set in a Near Fine slipcase with light wear at the corners. Fritz Kredel . Six large octavo volumes (6-1/2" x 10-1/2") bound in half blue buckram stamped with genuine aluminum leaf and decorated paper boards. This marks the first publication of all 168 stories by Andersen, not simply his better known fairy tales, all translated by Jean Hersholt. Illustrated by Fritz Kredel with each of Kredel's 230 drawings colored by hand through stencils. Of a total edition of 1500 copies SIGNED by both the translator and the illustrator on the colophon page, this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where instead of a number the words "Office Copy" are handwritten along with the initials "G.C." Acquired directly from the publisher's files, this copy belonged to Gordon Carroll who was in charge of the club's operations in the 1970s when it operated out of Avon, CT. Monthly Letter laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Framed Typed Letter Signed on personal stationery

      New York, 1949. unbound. 1 page, 10.25 x 7.25 inches, New York City, October 14, 1949, in full: "Dear Harold: Am returning your manuscript THE HAPPY MARRIAGE. Thanks for letting me read it. Sincerely Yours, MICHAEL TODD." Horizontal folds and faint creasing, but still overall in very good condition. Float-mounted beside a 7.75 x 9.5-inch photo of Todd smoking a cigar at his desk. Triple-matted in dark gray, very light gray, and white; set in a black frame measuring 17 x 23.5 inches. American theater and film producer, who was married to Elizabeth Taylor when he died in a plane crash at the age of 48.

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        My Blue Heaven (Original screenplay for the 1950 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1949. Revised Final script for the 1950 film. Bound presentation belonging to producer Sol C. Siegel with his name in gilt on the front board. With 53 studio still photographs tipped in throughout, four pages of retakes and added scenes tipped in at the rear, as well as a number of holograph notations, primarily denoting the titles of various musical numbers. Based on the short story "Stork Don't Bring Babies" by S.K. Lauren, Grable and Dailey play a showbiz couple who discover, in successive order, that they cannot have children, that they can adopt children, and that they aren't really fit to raise children. But things get better, with the help of several musical numbers scored by Harold Arlen. Bound in green faux leather boards with gilt titles and rule, and marbled endpapers. Title page present, dated Dec. 1, 1949, noted as Revised Final, with credits for screenwriters Trotti and Binyon. 191 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 130. Mimeographed, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 12/21/19 and 1/5/50. Pages Very Good plus, photographs Near Fine, with some bruising or chipping to the verso of the preceding page on either the top or bottom edge. Boards Near Fine, with a bump to the upper rear corner. Hirschhorn, The Hollywood Musical.

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        Conseil Général de la Seine 1949 - Les Problèmes de l'Eau dans le Département de la Seine.

      Note présentée par M. Jean Cros, Président du Conseil Général, 15 juin 1949, 1 vol. in-4 br., Imprimerie Municipale, Hôtel de Ville, 1949, 489 pp. avec 11 cartes et plans dépliants Impressionnant volume d'une remarquable richesse documentaire, bien complet des grandes cartes dépliantes (une carte déchirée mais bien complète, qq. accrocs en couv.) Français

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        Love in a Cold Climate - SIGNED by the Author

      A first edition, first printing published by The Book Society in association with Hamish Hamilton in 1949. A near fine book without inscriptions SIGNED by the Author to the title page without dedication. In a good+ unclipped wrapper with a chip to the foot of the spine, tape strengthened internally and some light chips to the corners and rubbing to the edges. Rare signed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Tratado de heraldica militar

      Servicio historico militar, 1949. Tre volumi in 4°, pagg. 288, (1); 389, (2); 374 con numerose tavole in nero e a colori raffiguranti ritratti e stemmi oltre a decine di figure nel testo. Al fondo tre tavole raffifurano armature antiche con i nomi delle parti che le componevano. Testo riquadrato, legatura mezza pelle con nervi, fregi e titoli oro al dorso; conservate le belle brochure originali illustrate. Ottimo stato. Edizione numerata di 600 esemplari. Non comune.

      [Bookseller: Studio Giuseppina Biggio]
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        Nouvelles Théâtre

      Robert Beltz et Théo Schmied, Strasbourg et Montrouge 1949 - Deux volumes in-4 reliés en un, plein chagrin noir, plats recouverts d'un pavage d'octogrammes de filets dorés, reliés verticalement par des pastilles de cuirs mosaïqués de différentes couleurs, dos lisse portant auteurs et titres des nouvelles en lettres dorées, contre-plats et première gardes de papier peint à l'huile, tête dorée, étui recouvert du même papier, couvertures conservée, entièrement non rogné (reliure de Marion). 219 et 75 pages. Belle édition illustrée de dessins dans le texte de Robert Beltz gravés sur bois en couleurs par Théo Schmied et limitée à 200 exemplaires sur vélin de Lana. Le nôtre, le n°75, portant une dédicace de Robert Beltz datée de 1952. Très bel exemplaire. /// 2 volumes, 4to, bound in one, full black shagreen, gilt octagrammes tooled boards, gilt lettered smooth spine, top edge gilt, original wrappers bound in, untrimmed. 219 and 75 pages. (bound by Marion) Nice publication collecting 4 short stories and one theatrical play by Prosper Mérimée (a French dramatist, , archaeologist, and short story writer, 1803-1870) illustrated with in-text compositions drawn by Robert Beltz and wood engraved in colour by Théo Schmied. From a 200 copies, run here n°75 printed on Lana vellum paper. Very nice book, remarkably bound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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