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        RED PLANET

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1949. First edition. Top edge shows some mild dustiness, neat previous owners name to upper front free endpaper, a nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with rubbing to corners and folds and mild shelf wear to head of spine panel, small closed tear to lower front panel, pink of spine panel is mildly age darkened and has some color fade. (13602). Octavo, illustration by Clifford Geary, cloth. Heinlein's third juvenile novel, and one that introduced many young boys to science fiction. "...[Heinlein] came fully into his own as a writer of sf for teenagers. A strong narrative line, carefully worked-out technical detail, realistic characters and brisk dialogue are the leading virtues of this and most of his later juveniles..."- Clute and Nichols (eds.): The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 555.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Fifty Masterpieces of Photography

      Melbourne: McLaren & Co, 1949. This beautiful facsimile surveys the work of Julian Smith (1873-1947), a respected surgeon and pioneering photographer in Australia. The rich tones of Smith's photographs, predominately character studies and portraits of prominent civil servants and individuals, were attained using a special printing technique developed by the artist. Fifty black & white plates, loosely inserted in pictorial portfolio with ribbon tie and Smith's portrait on the upper board; folio pamphlet with a tipped-in colour portrait of Smith; original stiff card portfolio with metal clasp; front of pamphlet wrapper sunned, and some wear to outer portfolio, but plates in fine condition.

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        MARIA DEL PORTO

      MONDADORI, VERONA 1949 - BIBLIOTECA MODERNA ITALIANO Unica traduzione autorizzata dal francese di Giorgio Monicelli, pagine brunite causa tempo, con lieve fioritura e con tracce di umidità ai bordi,coperta morbida illustrata, ingiallita, con lievi segni di usura e con piccoli strappetti al dorso

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        Modern Arms and Free Men: A Discussion of the Role of Science in Preserving Democracy (SIGNED)

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1949 - First Edition. Advance Copy INSCRIBED to Stanford University President Wallace Sterling "To Wallace Sterling/with cordial regards/Vannevar Bush." Octavo; (xiv), 273, (1)pp. Laid in is a 2 1/4" x 4" card ('Advance Copy/Publication Date, Nov. 21') along with a publisher's reply post card. Very Good in publisher's red cloth stamped in gold on black background on spine and upper board. The book's spine is lightly sunned with a scratch to spine lettering; the bright price-clipped dust jacket has light extremity wear and a few closed tears. As chairman of the National Defense Research Committee and later director of the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development, Vannevar Bush coordinated the activities of ~ six thousand leading American scientists in the application of science to warfare. In his 1945 report to President Truman, Bush called for an expansion of government support for science, and urged the creation of the National Science Foundation. He has been called the "Architect of the military-industrial complex," but he was fearful of military control of scientific research, and this book was his warning that the militarization of American science would be harmful. Wallace Sterling, president of Stanford University from 1949-1968, oversaw the school's growth to become the internationally recognized "Harvard of the West" (earning Sterling the sobriquet "Stanford's man with the Midas touch" for his fundraising ability). Stanford Industrial Park, which eventually received great government support, was founded under Sterling and Provost Professor Frederick Terman (who had been Bush's student at MIT). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        IAN FLEMING~ALS SIGNED, TO SPY ANTHONY TERRY, author of Casino Royale

      0, 0 - Autograph Letter Signed. Important Association Autographed letter signed by Ian Fleming as ¿Ian F.¿, one page, 8" x 10", no date. Note to ¿Tony,¿ journalist and spy Anthony Terry of the British Press Centre. Age toned, otherwise fine condition, with two filing holes to the left edge. Accompanied by an iconic glossy black and white photo of Ian Fleming, 8¿ x 10¿. The letter will come with a Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA Fleming writes an important association letter to Anthony Terry (Tony), just below a typed note with information regarding currency devaluation in Yugoslavia, in full: ¿Tony, Many thanks for the affairs flow¿but please be careful on facts as otherwise I get battered by correspondents. Ian F.¿. Fleming ran an intelligence agency called ¿Mercury¿ which used foreign correspondents working for the Sunday Times as spies (a parent company of Kemsley Newspapers). The former SIS and MI6 agent Anthony Cavendish described the relationship in his book, ¿Inside Intelligence¿. He wrote: at the end of the war a number of MI6 agents were sent abroad under the cover of newspapermen. Indeed the Kemsley Press allowed many of their foreign correspondents to cooperate with MI6 and even took on MI6 operatives as foreign correspondents. Terry had been recruited by Fleming in 1949 as an intelligence officer and posted to various European countries under the guise of a foreign correspondent with the Sunday Times. Fleming, in his capacity as editor of the ¿Sunday Times,¿ had employed Terry as a full-time correspondent in Berlin. Terry, who had previously worked as an army intelligence office, proved to be a valuable asset. Simultaneously with his journalism, and with Fleming¿s tacit approval, Terry worked as an agent for the Secret Intelligence Service. When the war ended, Anthony honed his investigative skills on suspected Nazi war criminals. His knowledge of German dialects came from having spent much of his youth in pre-war Berlin where his father was attached to the British embassy. This, along with an intimate familiarity with Nazi military and civilian officialdom, made him a valuable member of the Allied teams preparing evidence for the Nuremberg war crimes trials. Yet journalistically he was a giant, regarding himself as a kind of garde mobile who undertook jobs far from his bureau: Budapest in 1956, Biafra in 1970. He once cut his way (machete in hand) through the South American jungle in search of war criminals who had evaded Nuremberg. A fantastic clandestine autographed letter, scarce as most letters from Fleming are typed with little or no penned notes, letters or memos. One will never really know whether the context of the letter was in ¿code¿ or had face value content, but either way the letter is a wonder association piece between both men during the cold war. Provenance: The piece will come with a letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA A great set which would present beautifully framed together! [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La peau

      first edition of the French translation, one of the 300 numbered copies on Alfa paper, only large papers after 50 "pur-fil" paper. Rare and pleasant copy. Denoël Paris 1949 12x19cm broché

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        ARCHIVIO DI ANTROPOLOGIA CRIMINALE PSICHIATRIA E MEDICINA LEGALE serie V volume 69

      FRATELLI BOCCA, MILANO 1949 - ITALIANO Annualità completa dell'opera a cura di Cesare Lombroso, in fascicoli rilegati assieme con coperta rigida, piatti bordeaux con lievissimi segni di usura, dorso nero con titoli d'oro, molti interventi di altrettanti medici in pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo e con lievissima fioritura, illustrazioni in nero nei testi, vari timbri al frontespizio

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        C'est à Saint-Paul de Vence

      first edition on plain paper. Autographed autograph dedication of the author of Jacques Prévert to a friend enriched with a drawing representing three stars suspended from threads. Our copy is enriched with a quadruple manuscript quatrain signed by André Verdet entitled "The horse that takes you" and which has been pasted beside the page of false title. Cover illustrated by Emilienne Delacroix. A scratch at the top of the second board. La nouvelle édition Paris 1949 14x19cm broché

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        CMB RADIATION TEMPERATURE: "Remarks on the Evolution of the Expanding Universe" (Physical Review; Volume 75 No. 7, pp. 1089-1095)

      The American Physical Society, Lancaster, PA 1949 - In this paper, Alpher and Herman predict the temperature of what is now known as the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMB) to be 5 degrees K. Sixteen years later the CMB was discovered with a temperature of 2.7 degrees K. 995-1113 pp. 4to. Green paper wraps that are quite clean inside and out, very minor age toning to spine, small chips at head and foot. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Gaberbocchus Press : A collection of 43 items from the Gaberboccus Press, some signed, some publicity material and Christmas cards laid in and the scarce novel written in collaboration with the German psychiatrist Karl Theodore Bluth, by Anna Kavan

      London: Gaberbocchus Press. Very Good. Paperback/Hardback. A collection of forty three items. All octavo, unless otherwise indicated. All Gaberbocchus Press, London unless otherwise indicated. All first editions, unless otherwise indicated. 1. Bluth, K.T. and A. Kavan. The Horse's Tale. Original grey cloth. 112 pp. 1949. Printed in Lubeck by Moll-Winter. Spine lettering faded but just legible. Age-darkening to leaves throughout, probably due to poor quality paper. No ownership names. Binding firm. Scarce. VG. 2. Jarry, Alfred. Ubu Roi. Drama in Five Acts … Followed by the Song of the Disembraining. Stiff pictorial card wraps. 192 pp. Third edition, 1966. Translated from the French and with a preface by Barbara Wright. Illustrations by Franciszka Themerson. First published in 1951. Spine creased and covers slightly edgeworn. Slight lean to spine. Printed on coloured paper. Photographic illustrations at rear. Good. 3. Manning, Hugo. This Room before Sunrise. Original grey cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. 62 pp. 1952. Slight darkening to dw spine. Internally clean. VG/VG. 4. Russell, Bertrand. The Good Citizen's Alphabet. Original red cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. Unpaginated. 1953. With colour illustrations by Franciszka Themerson. Dw partially faded with tears & slight chipping to extremities. Slight fading to boards. Loosely laid in are some publication materials from the press. Internally clean. VG/Good. 5. Sisson, C.H. An Asiatic Romance. Original black cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. 144 pp. 1953. Clean copy. VG/VG. 6. Themerson, Stefan. Professor Mmaa's Lecture. Original black cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. With the original wrap-around banner. 254 pp. 1953. Inscribed by the author Stefan Themerson on the half-title and dated 1968. Preface by Bertrand Russell. Drawings and endpapers by Franciszka Themerson. Slight fading to dw spine. A fresh clean copy. VG/VG. 7. Themerson, Franciszka. The Way it Walks: A Book of Cartoons. Stiff pictorial card wraps. 30 pp. 1954. Black series no.3. Slight marks to covers. Illustrations throughout by Franciszks Themerson. VG. 8. Grabbe, Christian-Dietrich. Comedy, Satire, Irony and Deeper Meaning: A Play in 3 Acts.. Original black cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. 64 pp. 1955. With drawings and collages from contemporary papers by Dr. S. Willoughby. Dw partially faded, torn & edgeworn. Internally clean. VG/Good. 9. Barnard, Gwen. The Shapes of the River: The London Thames. Original grey cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. Unpaginated. 1955. Text by Eugene Walter. Dw chipped, torn & edgeworn. Internally clean. Colour illustrations throughout by Gwen Barnard. VG/Good. 10. Queneau, Raymond. Exercises in Style. Original yellow cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. 199 pp. 1958. Translated and with a preface by Barbara Wright. Slight darkening to dw spine. VG/VG. 11. Themerson, Stefan. Kurt Schwitters in England: 1940-1948. Original pictorial laminated boards. Large 8vo. 64 pp. 1958. Illustrations. Printed on coloured papers. Slight marks to boards. VG. 12. Buchanan, George. Bodily Responses: Preceded by Other Poems and Followed by Footnotes. Original boards in pictorial dust wrapper. 47 pp. 1958. Illustrations. Some offsetting to endpapers, otherwise clean copy. VG/VG. 13. Laughlin, James. Confidential Report & other poems. Original yellow boards in printed dust wrapper. 40 pp. 1959. Clean copy. VG/VG. 14. Buchanan, George. Green Seacoast. Original green boards in pictorial dust wrapper. 127 pp. 1959. Slight fading to dw spine. Internally very clean. VG/VG. 15. Lang, Harold and Kenneth Tynan. The Quest for Corbett: Written for Radio. Stiff card wraps. 112 pp. 1960. Presentation by Franciszka Themerson. Spine lettering slightly faded. Illustrations. VG. 16. Buchanan, George.. Conversations with Strangers: Poems and Notes. Original boards with printed dust wrapper. 45 pp. 1961. Dw slightly marked. Internally very clean. VG/VG. 17. Blakeston, Oswell. The Night's Moves: A Thriller.. Stiff card wraps. 125 pp. 1961. Loosely laid in is a card with autograph note regarding publication of the book. Clean copy. VG. 18. Themerson, Stefan. Cardinal Pölätüo. Original black boards in pictorial dust wrapper. 184 pp. 1961. Slight edgewear to dw. Internally clean. Bright copy. VG. 19. Hausmann, Raoul and Kurt Schwitters. Pin and the story of Pin. Edited and introduced by Jasia Reichardt. Stiff card wraps. 56 pp. 1962. Designed by Anna Lovell. Text in English and French. Illustrations. Internally clean. Covers and spine slightly darkened. VG. 20. Themerson, Franciszka and Stefan Themerson. Semantic Divertissements. 4to. Pictorial stiff card wraps. 16 pp. 1962. Illustrations by Franciszka Themerson. Covers stained & marked. Internally clean. VG-. 21. Blakeston, Oswell. Fingers. Stiff card wraps. Unpaginated. 1964. Illustrations by Herbert Jones. VG. 22. Buchanan, George. Morning Papers. Original boards in printed dust wrapper. 152 pp. 1965. Dw slightly marked. Internally clean. VG/VG. 23. Themerson, Stefan. Bayamus and the Theatre of Semantic Poetry: a Novel. New and revised edition. Stiff card wraps. 111 pp. 1965. Clean copy. VG. 24. Fetherston, Patrick. Three Days After Blasphemies. Unpaginated. 1967. Stiff card wraps. 100 poems by the author. Slight rubbing to wraps. Four-page publisher's list loosely laid in. Internally clean. VG. 25. Themerson, Stefan. Wooff Wooff or Who Killed Richard Wagner? Stiff card wraps. 65 pp. Reprint published 1967. First published in 1951. Clean copy. VG. 26. Themerson, Stefan. Tom Harris. Original yellow boards with silver lettering to spine. 349 pp. 1967. Spine faded and boards stained & marked. Slight staining to fore-edge. Internally clean. Good+. 27. Themerson, Stefan. Special Branch: A Dialogue. Stiff card wraps. 96 pp. 1972. Internally clean. Loosely laid in is a Christmas card illustrated by Franciszka Themerson and signed by Stefan Themerson. VG. 28. Themerson, Stefan. Logic, Labels & Flesh. Stiff card wraps. 208 pp. 1974. Illustrations. Slight staining to covers. Internally clean. VG-. 29. Themerson, Stefan. On Semantic Poetry. Stiff card wraps. 128 pp. 1975. Inscribed by the author on the half-title. Illustrations by Franciszka Themerson. Slight staining to covers. VG-. 30. Themerson, Stefan. General Piesc, or the Case of the Forgotten Mission. 1976. Stiff card wraps. With the original wrap-around banner. 54 pp. Signed by the author on the half-title. VG. 31. Themerson, Francszka. The Way It Walks: A Book of Cartoons. 1988. Stiff card wraps. 25 pp. Gaberbocchus/Turret, Amsterdam. B&w illustrations by the author. First published in 1954. VG. 32. Themerson, Stefan. Collected Poems. Stiff card wraps. 171 pp. Gaberbocchus Press, Amsterdam. Reprint 1998. Illustrations by Franciszka Themerson. Clean copy. VG. 33. Thermerson, Franciszka and edited by Nicholas Wadley. The Drawings of Franciszka Thermerson. Gaberbocchus Press, Amsterdam. 104 pp. 1991. 4to. Stiff card wraps. VG. 34. Themerson, Stefan. The Urge to Create Visions. Gaberbocchus and De Harmonie, Amsterdam. 95 pp. 4to. Slight wear to covers. VG. Related Items: 35. Themerson, Franciszka. Forty Drawings for Friends: London 1940-1942. Original pictorial black cloth in plain off-white dust wrapper. 12mo. Unpaginated. Privately printed. London, 1943. Limited edition. This is copy no. 14 of an edition limited to 25 numbered copies. This copy presented to Jankel Adler. Black & white illustrations throughout. Scarce. VG. 36. Themerson, Stefan. Croquis dans les Tenebres. Hachette and The Continental Publishers & Distributors Ltd. London, 1944. 35 pp. Stiff card wraps. Limited edition. Published in an edition of 500 copies, this is one of 40 copies hors commerce. Full-page illustration by Franciszka Themerson. Text in French. VG. 37. Themerson, Stefan. The Lay Scripture, Or, a Draft for a Preface to a Textbook of Physics. Anthony Froshaug. London, 1947. Unpaginated. Stiff pictorial card wraps. Limited edition. This is copy no. 10 of an edition limited to 120 copies. Inscribed on the copyright page by the author: 'To Jankel [Adler] with love, Stefan T.' Colour frontis drawing by Franciszka Themerson. Loosely laid in are two typed carbon copy letters from Jankel Adler. Covers darkened at edges. Good. 38. Themerson, Stefan. Bayamus. Original black cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. Editions Poetry London Ltd., London, 1949. 92 pp. First edition. Frontis and other drawings by Franciszka Themerson. Dw chipped & torn at spine and edges, with some loss. Internally clean. Published in wraps in 1965 by the Gaberbocchus Press, this is the true first edition in book form from 1949. VG/Good. 39. Themerson, Stefan. The Adventures of Peddy Bottom. Editions Poetry London Limited. London, 1950. 12mo. 112 pp. First edition. Pictorial boards. Cover design by Franciszka Themerson. Illustrations also by Franciszka Themerson. Slight age-darkening to board edges. Internally clean. Re-issued in 1954 by the Gaberbocchus Press, this is the true first edition from 1950. VG. 40. Themerson, Franciszka. Franciszka Themerson: Paintings, Drawings and Theatre Design. 7th December 1977 - 7th January 1978. Small 4to. 24 pp. Stiff pictorial card wraps. Gruenebaum Gallery. New York,. 1977. Wraps rubbed, worn & creased. Creasing to internal leaves. Black & white illustrations throughout. Fair to Good. 41. Themerson, Franciszka. Music.: A Suite of Drawings. Themerson Estate. Pictorial stiff card wraps. London, 1988. Unpaginated. Designed by Nick Wadley. B&w illustrations throughout. VG. 42. Themerson, Stefan. Kurt Schwitters on a Time Chart. 4to. Unpaginated. Printed stiff card wraps. Huis Clos. Oude Tonge, 1988. Text in English. Text in Dutch on opaque leaves in pocket at rear. Illustrations. Slight edgewear to wraps. VG. 43. Themerson, Franciszka and edited by Nick Wadley. Rysunki / Drawings. Unpaginated. Pictorial stiff card wraps. Gaberbocchus w Polsce. Chelm, 2007. Published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Franciszka Themerson's birth on 28 June 2007. B&w illustrations throughout. VG; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Die Buchillustration in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz seit 1945: Ein Handbuch. - [6 Bände].

      Mit eigenhändiger Signaturen von Imre Reiner, Wilhelm Neufeld, Otto Rohse, Eduard Bargheer, HAP Grieshaber, Christoph Meckel, Gertrude Degenhardt, A. Paul Weber, Simon Dittrich, Paul Eliasberg, Georg Eisler und Karl-Georg Hirsch auf Originalgraphikblättern. - 6 Bände. - "K"-Exemplar von 150 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe mit Originalgraphik (Bände I-IV). Exemplar Nummer 34 von 150 der Vorzugsausgabe mit Originalgraphik (Bände V-VI). - Band I: "1949-1959". Mit dem signierten Holzstich von Imre Reiner und dem signierten dreifarbigen Holzschnitt von Wilhelm Neufeld. Einleitender Essay von Hand Adolf Halbey - Band II: "1960-1965". Mit dem signierten Holzstich von Otto Rohse und der signierten Kaltnadelradierung von Eduard Bargheer. - Band III: "1966-1969". Mit dem signierten Holzschnitt von HAP Grieshaber und der signierten Radierung von Christoph Meckel. Einleitung von Jan Tschichold. - Band IV: "1970-1975". Mit der signierten Radierung von Gertrude Degenhardt und der signierten Lithographie von A. Paul Weber. - Band V: "1976-1981". Mit der signierten und nummerierten Radierung von Simon Dittrich und mit der signierten und nummerierten Radierung von Paul Eliasberg. - Band VI: "1982-1986". Mit der signierten und nummerierten Radierung von Georg Eisler und mit der signierten und nummerierten Radierung von Karl-Georg Hirsch. ---- Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. - Band III: Kopfschnitt etwas fleckig, sonst und insgesamt gutes Exemplar.

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        AUF ZWEI PLANETEN. ROMAN

      Donauwörth: Verlag Cassianeum, n.d. [1949].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-9 [10] 11-326 [327-328], illustrations by Walter Zeeden, cloth-backed boards. First printing of the abridged edition. This edition, prepared and published by the author's son, Erich, is the first illustrated edition and the first edition to be published after World War II. The American edition, translated in 1971 as TWO PLANETS, is based largely on this text. A highly imaginative novel first published in 1897. Earth is conquered by the Martians who establish a protectorate thereby bringing reason and utopia to the planet. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-103; (1981) 1-122; and (1987) 6-22. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 485. Kretzmann, The Pre-War German Utopian Novel (1890-1914), Ph.D. diss., Brown University, May, 1936, pp. 107-111, 213. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 109. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2334-38. Bloch (2002) 1864. Nagl, p. 248. Boards rubbed, a very good copy with fine interior. Although 5000 copies were printed, this important edition is now hard to find. (#154208)

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        Amtsblatt der österreichischen Finanzverwaltung. 1949 - 1988

      Wien: Österreichische Staatsdruckerei - 1985 1949 - HLn. m. gold. Rückenprägung 4°, ca. 10000 S., insges. 40 Bde., AÖFV; Amtliche Publikation des österr. Finanzministeriums; Konvolut beinhaltet die Jgg. 1949 - 1988 und eine Allgemeine Buchhaltungsvorschrift (1965); mit Stempel/ Signatur des Oberlandesgerichtes Innsbruck meist auf der ersten Seite; papierbedingt teilw. leicht gebräunt, mit sporadischen handschr. Notizen auf mehreren Seiten, leichten Knickspuren, in gutem Erhaltungszustand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AUF ZWEI PLANETEN. ROMAN

      Donauwörth: Verlag Cassianeum, n.d. [1949].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-9 [10] 11-326 [327-328], illustrations by Walter Zeeden, cloth-backed boards. First printing of the abridged edition. This edition, prepared and published by the author's son, Erich, is the first illustrated edition and the first edition to be published after World War II. The American edition, translated in 1971 as TWO PLANETS, is based largely on this text. A highly imaginative novel first published in 1897. Earth is conquered by the Martians who establish a protectorate thereby bringing reason and utopia to the planet. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-103; (1981) 1-122; and (1987) 6-22. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 485. Kretzmann, The Pre-War German Utopian Novel (1890-1914), Ph.D. diss., Brown University, May, 1936, pp. 107-111, 213. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 109. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2334-38. Bloch (2002) 1864. Nagl, p. 248. Boards rubbed, a very good copy with fine interior. Although 5000 copies were printed, this important edition is now hard to find. (#154208)

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        Knight's Gambit

      Random House 1949 - New York: Random House, 1949. First edition, first printing with typed review copy form. With exception to small DJ tear along edge of back cover and slight rubbing to edges and age-toning to endpapers, book and DJ in NF condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SETTE LIRICHE DI GOETHE

      LATERZA, BARI 1949 - BIBLIOTECA DI CULTURA MODERNA ITALIANO Coperta morbida bianca con titoli e grande cornice floreale neri e con lievi segni di usura ai bordi, sovraccoperta illustrata, con piccoli strappetti ai bordi e con residuo di adesivo, pagine intonse ed ingiallite ai bordi, n.468 della collana

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        NINETEEN EIGHTY FOUR

      SECKER & WARBURG 1949 - First Edition, First Printing A stunning crisp near fine book with a near fine dust jacket in the scarce red variant color. The book is in near fine condition with crisp, bright and clean light green cloth boards with red titles to the spine. The boards have sharp corners, and no edgewear. Virtually no fading to the spine cloth which otherwise common with this title, other than very slight to tip of spine and a bit along bottom edge. The binding is tight, with a touch of lean. Red top stain to page block as applied by publisher. The end papers are in clean, bright condition with no owner names, no bookplates and no inscriptions. The rear end paper has a smallcrease along the bottom edge with a neat intact tear (hard to see but there is an image). The internal pages are clean, bright and flat with no age toning, no stains, no marks, no writing, no bent pages and no foxing. Beautiful clean, crisp, book internally appearing as unread. Scarce in this condition. Please see images. The preferred scarce red variant original dust jacket has benefited from very slight restoration by an expert paper conservator and as such presents in near fine condition. The Nineteen Eighty-Four jacket is known to be extremely fragile, and usually in pieces or missing altogether. This jacket has strong vibrant colors with the typical fading of the spine to a grey tone. Otherwise the jacket has no rips, no chips, no edgewear, no stains, no fading, no rubbing and no foxing. Faint toning to the rear panel and flaps are still a bright white. The jacket is NOT price clipped, and has a stated price of 10s. net. A stunning unclipped dust jacket! Please see detailed images. A remarkable crisp, clean copy of this title with an original striking jacket in the scarce red variant color. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other important rare book and SciFi titles [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE ART OF WORLDLY WISDOM

      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.

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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        SIXTH COLUMN: A SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL OF A STRANGE INTRIGUE

      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.

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        THE GOD-SEEKER

      , 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.

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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).

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        CÉRÉMONIE DU MÉMORIAL: SOUVENIR ÉTERNEL! : A NOS MARTYRS 1940-1944

      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) .

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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).

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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

      Buenos Aires: Guillermo Kraft Limitada, 1949. Limited edition. Hardcover. g. 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.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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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]

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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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.

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        PRÉCIS DE DÉCOMPOSITION (A SHORT HISTORY OF DECAY)

      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.

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