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        Human Action: A Treatise on Economics

      Yale University Press, 1949, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, First Edition, First Printing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, xv, 889 pp. Index. A comprehensive and systematic treatise on economics, social philosophy, and the social sciences. A survey of the science of human action, its epistemology, its theories derived by reasoning logically from a priori axioms, and their application to specific economic phenomena. A rewritten version of Nationalokonomie, Theorie des Handelns und Wirtschaftens, published in 1940. Usual library markings. Ink markings to page 265. Above-average wear to grey boards. Binding intact. A worthy first edition copy of this, the author's masterwork. Greaves & McGee B-16. Hutchinson 351. Fundaburk 1806, Former Library Copy

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Karamojo Safari

      Harcourt, Brace and Co 1949 - First US edition, first edition stated on copyright page. Book very good with faded covers and spine, a few soiling spots on printed front free end paper. Dust jacket good, some wear and part of rear flap missing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Enciclopedia Italiana di scienze, lettere ed arti

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

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        Il Piccolo Principe. Dieci tavole a colori e disegni dell'autore

      Bompiani, Milano. 1949 - cm 24x17.5, pag 119, ril edit, sovrac ill, con 10 tavv a col e num.se ill in b/n. Minimi segni d'uso ai margini della sovraccoperta, un taglietto al dorso. 1a edizione italiana. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Great Gatsby

      Grey Walls, UK 1949 - 1st Edition 1948. A very un-common edition of this classic title. Book is very good++ and bright. The complete wrapper is very good+ with age toning to spine. Light soiling and a few small closed tears to edges. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        A Season in Hell - illustrated by Keith Vaughan

      John Lehmann, 1949. Hardcover. Fine. A first edition, first printing published by John Lehmann in 1949. A fine book without inscriptions in a near fine unclipped wrapper (a touch of loss to front flap corner and a couple of stains to the front panel). No loss to the spine and no browning - a really lovely example of this book.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Golden Apples

      New York: Harcourt Brace, 1949. First. hardcover. fine/fine. 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. New York: Harcourt Brace, (1949). First Edition. Presentation copy " For Elizabeth Evans with all my thanks for your reading and writing of my stories...." Evans was the author the Twayne book on Welty.

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        The Second World War / Winston S Churchill [complete in 6 volumes]

      London : Cassell (1949-1954), 1949. First Edition. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slight dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Previous owner's signature on blank prelim. leaf of vol. 1. Front hinges starting slightly on vols. 1 and 5. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8"" - 9"" tall; 0 pages; Please note that volumes 2-6 are 1st editions - volume 1 is a new edition, revised and reset, 1949. Physical desc.: 6 v. : illus. ; 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. The gathering storm. -- v. 2. Their finest hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The hinge of fate. -- v. 5. Closing the ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and tragedy. Summary: Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes.

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        Love In A Cold Climate - SIGNED by Nancy Mitford

      Hamish Hamilton, 1949. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in association with The Book Society in 1949. A very good+ (or better) book without inscriptions. SIGNED without dedication by the Author to the title page. In a very good unclipped wrapper which has a patch of loss to the front panel and some light internal strengthening. Rubbing and creasing to the edges. Some light loss to the corners. Exceptionally rare to find any copies of Mitford's great work signed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Love in a Cold Climate

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1949. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Very lightly rubbed at the extremities. An excellent copy in the price-clipped and lightly rubbed jacket with some nicks at the ends of the spine and fading of the spine panel and the top edge of the upper panel. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Love In A Cold Climate - SIGNED by Nancy Mitford

      Hamish Hamilton, 1949. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in association with The Book Society in 1949. A very good+ (or better) book without inscriptions. SIGNED without dedication by the Author to the title page. In a very good unclipped wrapper which has a patch of loss to the front panel and some light internal strengthening. Rubbing and creasing to the edges. Some light loss to the corners. Exceptionally rare to find any copies of Mitford's great work signed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Love in a Cold Climate

      Hamish Hamilton, 1949. 1st edition. Hardcover. A near fine book in red boards, faint bookseller's stamp on rear endpaper, pages very clean indeed with no foxing. In a near fine dustwrapper, not price-clipped, with some professional conservation and looks very bright, with no spine fade. One of the author's perenially popular novels, here in really very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        L'Europe buissonnière ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Editions Jean Froissart, 1949. Fine. Editions Jean Froissart, Paris 1949, 14x24cm, broché. - First edition with a cover illustrated by Jacquelin. Signed autograph of Antoine Blondin Dr. Fatou: "... this book is vain foolproof Hoping to entertain.." Our copy is covered with kraft paper on which Antoine Blondin registered address of the dedicatee in black ink, the latter having added the name of the author and the book title in blue ink. Nice full exempalire his trailer. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition comportant une couverture illustrée par Jacquelin. Envoi autographe signé d'Antoine Blondin au docteur Fatou : "... ce livre d'une frivolité à toute épreuve. Dans l'espoir de le divertir." Notre exemplaire est recouvert de papier kraft sur lequel Antoine Blondin a inscrit l'adresse du dédicataire à l'encre noire, ce dernier ayant ajouté le nom de l'auteur et le titre de l'ouvrage à l'encre bleue. Agréable exemplaire complet de sa bande annonce.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        A Writer's Notebook - First Edition SIGNED by the Author and with the wrap-around band

      Heinemann 1949 - A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1949. A near fine book SIGNED to Sydney Searle and dated 6th December 1950. In a very good+ clipped wrapper with some spotting to the end-flaps. Some light wear to the extremities. With the rare Daily Mail wrap-around band. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Photograph [signed with Pamphlet and Signed booklet]

      Chicago; (1949) Photographs 1948: Fred G. Korth. Photographs 1948: Fred G. Korth, Four items: Two large silver gelatin photographs: One photograph was taken looking West over the Chicago River, spanned by draw-bridges which link the North Side with Wacker Drive. (see p. 13 of booklet) measuring 13" x 15" taken by Korth and signed in lower right hand corner and signed on verso. This photograph was used for the 1948 Chicago International Exhibition of Photography and is mounted. The second photograph is a night view looking West down Chicago River from the Wrigley building (on the right, see front cover of booklet) measuring 14" x 17". not mounted but has a small crease to upper right corner. The booklet contains photographic images of various places in Chicago during 1949. The pamphlet advertises the Fort Dearborne Camera Club Evening School of Photography. It also list the various staff members and a short biography of each member and a listing of dates each member has available for their class. Many of the members of the staff have gone on to become famous photographers such as H.K. Shigeta, J.P. Wahlman , Lionel Heymann and others. A very nice collection.

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        The Family Reunion.

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

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        EXPEDITION KON-TIKI [The Kon-Tiki Expedition]

      Stockholm: Forum. 1949 - First Swedish edition. Inscribed by the author and members of the expedition. Presentation binding [for the publisher] of coarse beige and brown flecked cloth, with titles in gilt on leather labels at the head of the brown cloth spine. The original pictorial wrappers bound in at the front and rear. Photographically illustrated throughout. A lovely near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout. Rare in multi-signed state and with an excellent association. Enthusiastically inscribed in verse by the author Thor Heyerdahl and expedition members Erik Hesselberg (with an original drawing), Knut Haugland (with an original drawing), Torstein Raaby and Herman Watzingerand on the half title. The recipient was Adam Helms, the head and founder of the publisher. The English translation was published the following year in 1950 and the book became a best-seller worldwide. The film of the expedition "Kon-Tiki", directed by Thor Heyerdahl won the 1951 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Parasites - SIGNED and with the wrap-around band

      Gollancz, 1949. Hardcover. Good. A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1949. A good+ book with a patch of loss to the spine of the book. Browning and wear to the spine. A little light spotting to the page edges and some off-setting to the endpapers. SIGNED and inscribed to the title page (to Sandra Clark 1986). In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some light spotting to the rear panel. With the rare wrap-around band. Rare signed and with the band.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Dispersal, amount of inbreeding, and longevity in a local population of Prairie Deermice on the George Reserve, Southern Michigan

      Contributions from the Laboratory of Vertebrate Biology. PAPERBACK. Minor creasing, used book, still very good. With AUTHENTIC mathematical calculations from Sewall Write, possible Population genetics calculations? . Good. 1949.

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        Nineteen Eithy-four

      Inbunden bok. Secker & Warburg. Första uppl. 1949. 326 s. Inbunden. Gott skick. Skyddsomslag saknas. Brittiska första upplagan.

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        NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR

      London : Secker and Warburg. 1949. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full blue morocco, with gilt borders to the upper and lower panels, five raised bands, compartments ruled in gilt and titles and date in gilt to the spine. Elaborate gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A superb fine copy of the first edition, beautifully presented. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        The White Pony: An Anthology of Chinese Poetry from the Earliest Times to the Present Day, Newly Translated. Deluxe Edition, Limited and Numbered to 20 COPIES

      London: Theodore Brun Limited. Hardcover. B00OJ73HMI The White Pony Deluxe Edition, Limited and Numbered #568. SIGNED by GEORGE R WACKENHUT. ALL ORDERS SHIP WITHIN 24 HOURS. Tracking is always included. This book is in Good overall condition - small tears and wear at top of spine and corners, Flat Signed by George Wackenhut, a nice solid collectible book. This item purchased from a national charitable organization thanks to your purchases we can continue to support them. Buy with confidence over 20,000 happy customers. All shipping materials 100% recyclable. REUSE-RECYCLE-REBOOK . Good. 1949.

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four - Orwell's Agents' copies with their bookplates - both Maroon and Green dust wrapper

      London: Secker and Warburg, 1949. A pair of first editions of Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'. Both carry the Christy Moore bookplate to the end pastedowns. Some spotting to the maroon variant books. Both book are very good+ in like wrappers. There is chipping to the wrappers, more so to the head of the green wrapper. The green wrapper is unclipped and has WIDER end flaps - indicative of a proof dust wrapper. There is a small amount of light restoration to the price on the end flap. The maroon variant is clipped and has the usual fading to the spine. Housed in a custom-made slipcase with divider and gilt titles. A rare pair of Orwell's masterpiece.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984] - in the rare maroon wrapper

      Secker and Warburg, 1949. Hardcover. Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1949. A fine book with top stain still intact and a lovely green colour to the boards. In a very good/near fine unclipped wrapper. With some light rubbing to the edges. The spine still has an element of red in it. There is a very small chip to the foot of the spine and one closed tear to the front panel. Rare to find with only minimal fade to the spine. A lovely copy of the first printing. Rare maroon wrapper.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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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).

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        Document Signed by Harry S. Truman.

      Washington, D.C: United States Government, 1949. 16" x 20" partly printed document signed by Truman and Acheson. Commission of Donald Walter Woodward, Consul General of New Zealand at New York for the United States except Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming; signed August 29, 1949, by Truman, U.S. President 1945-53; signed also by Dean Acheson 1893-1971, Secretary of State; matted. Minor creases where document was folded into fourths, not affecting signatures; in excellent condition. Americana. Harry S. Truman (1884-1972).. Signed. No edition. Unbound. Very good+ condition.

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        CLOSE THEIR EYES TENDERLY

      Monaco: Editions Inter-Pub, n.d. [1940s?]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-9 [10] 11-131 [132: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], six inserted plates with surreal illustrations by Paule de Nize, original tan wrappers printed in red and black, all edges untrimmed. First edition. A macabre jue d'espirit of two 'bright young things' who embark on a career in murder for pleasure and profit. Very flip and cynical, satirizing conventions of formula romance; a cross between Ambrose Bierce and Charles Addams. Probably self-published by Robbins and apparently his last book, though credits page notes "To Appear Shortly / To Hell and Home Again." Robbins moved to France in the 1930s, dying there 10 May 1949. This book appears to have been published in the late 1930s or, more likely, the early 1940s. Locke (A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 183) notes he once owned a copy of this "scarce" book. Not listed in standard fantasy or crime fiction checklists. Not in the Eaton Catalogue. Covers a bit tanned, else a fine copy. An obscure, rare book. (#147710)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        A Season in Hell - illustrated by Keith Vaughan

      John Lehmann 1949 - A first edition, first printing published by John Lehmann in 1949. A fine book without inscriptions in a near fine unclipped wrapper (a touch of loss to front flap corner and a couple of stains to the front panel). No loss to the spine and no browning - a really lovely example of this book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        EXPEDITION KON-TIKI [The Kon-Tiki Expedition]

      Stockholm: Forum. 1949. First Swedish edition. First Swedish edition. Inscribed by the author and members of the expedition. Presentation binding [for the publisher] of course beige and brown flecked cloth, with titles in gilt on leather labels at the head of the brown cloth spine. The original pictorial wrappers bound in at the front and rear. Photographically illustrated throughout. A lovely near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout. Rare in multi-signed state and with an excellent association. Enthusiastically inscribed in verse by the author Thor Heyerdahl and expedition members Erik Hesselberg (with an original drawing), Knut Haugland (with an original drawing), Torstein Raaby and Herman Watzingerand on the half title. The recipient was Adam Helms, the head and founder of the publisher. The English translation was published the following year in 1950 and the book became a best-seller worldwide. The film of the expedition “Kon-Tiki”, directed by Thor Heyerdahl won the 1951 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Earth Abides

      New York: Random House, 1949. Cloth. Very Good -/Very Good +. A solid copy of the 1949 stated 1st printing. Tight and VG-, with pronounced offsetting at the front and rear endpapers and lighter offetting (and a bit of foxing) to the pastedowns and preliminaries. And in a bright, price-intact, VG+ to Near Fine example of the wonderful Lawrence Hoffman-designed dustjacket, with just a touch of wear to the spine crown. Octavo, 373 pgs. ("Men go and come, but earth abides"--Ecclesiastes, I, 4) --from the title page.

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        WHITE HEAT (1949)

      Warner Brothers 1949 - Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly, Steve Cochran, dir: Raoul Walsh; Warner Brothers. One of the most popular of all gangster-related films and one that attempted to explore the psychology of the criminal. Very fastly-paced by expert director Walsh, it told the story of Cody Jarrett, a ruthless gang leader who has a mother fixation. The characters were based on real life criminals Ma Barker and her sons. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing, Motion Picture to lady screenwriter Virginia Kellogg. Many consider James Cagney's performance his finest. Poster has been mounted on heavy paper. There is a crease to the top left corner. The top blank white border has had numerous touch-ups. There has also been touch-up to the fold lines, corners, portions of the bottom white margin and spots in the red background of the title treatment. NEAR VERY GOOD

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        FIRST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, STATE OF ISRAEL. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 14TH, 1949.

      New York, Israel Anniversary Committee. 1949. Paperback. 1st edition. Original illustrated paper covers, 4to, 48 pages.  Numerous photographic illustrations. Testimonials from leading American politicians and many other public figures. Short historical essays.  Also contains numerous ads, including one from W. K. Kellogg, founder of the Kellogg's Cereal Company: “I wish to take this means of expressing to our Jewish friends and to all the Jewish people of America our heartiest congratulations…It is my earnest wish and hope that Israel will flourish and prosper in the years to come. A comparable copy sold for over USD 600 at auction in 2015. Institutional stamp on title page, faint dampstain to upper margin, light wear to covers, about Very Good- Condition. (zion-9-15) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        WHAT MAD UNIVERSE

      New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., Publishers, 1949. First edition. Some offsetting to endpapers, top edge a little dusty, a fine copy in a fine dust jacket, touch of rubbing, some mild age darkening to rear panel. (13519). Octavo, boards. Author's first science fiction novel. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-35.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        This I Remember

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. First Trade edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. 8vo, cloth; the top panel of the dj has a horizontal scratch across the middle and Mrs. Roosevelt's photo, ending in a thin, open tear of less than an inch. Tipped-in at the front is a full-page bearing Eleanor Roosevelt's signature. Stated "First Edition" on the copyright page. A memoir by one of the more remarkable and more substantial persons of the 20th or any other century. Photographs, including a portrait by Karsh.

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984] - in the rare maroon wrapper

      Secker and Warburg 1949 - A first edition, first printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1949. A fine book with top stain still intact and a lovely green colour to the boards. In a very good/near fine unclipped wrapper. With some light rubbing to the edges. The spine still has an element of red in it. There is a very small chip to the foot of the spine and one closed tear to the front panel. Rare to find with only minimal fade to the spine. A lovely copy of the first printing. Rare maroon wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Tibetan painted scrolls (3 volume set)

      Roma, Libreria dello Stato 1949 - 3 volumes. Limited ed., no. 568 of 750 copies printed on Fabriano paper. Lacking 2 lettered plates. Bound in publisher's orange cloth with gold lettering. The cloth is slightly faded. Good bindings. Top edge gilt. Institutional book plates. Clean, unmarked pages. Text in two columns. Gorgeous plates. (xv, 798 pages) : illustrations ; 43 x 31 cm + 1 plate portfolio; With 24 (of 26) lettered plates in color & 231 plates in sepia monochrome. 51 x 35 cm. Contents: V. 1-2. Text. v. 3. Plates. A rare and important monograph on Tibetan art. Giuseppe Vincenzo Tucci was an orientalist, explorer and religious historian at the University of Rome. Tucci was one the greatest Tibetologists during the early 20th century. Many of the thangkas collected in this book were subsequently destroyed in the Sino-Tibetan conflict. An artistic and symbolic illustration of 172 Tibetan paintings preceeded by a survey of the historical, artistic, literary and religious development of Tibetan culture with an article of P. Pelliot on a Mongol edict, the translation of historical documents and an app. on prebuddhistic ideas of Tibet. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Set design for George Balanchine's Ballet Imperial performed by the Sadler's Wells Ballet, London.

      1949 - Pen and black ink. Title, initialled and dated by Eugene Berman. With a crossed-out costume design in pen and black ink, and watercolour on reverse. 292 x 228 mm. .5kg. Near fine; light browning to paper; residue of mounting glue to verso, with an additional mark affecting the costume sketch; remains of tissue mounting tabs on top edge of verso. An original set design by Eugene Berman for George Balanchine's Ballet Imperial performed by the Sadler's Wells Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London in 1950. The design is a loosely worked ink sketch but with plenty of detail. A series of ornate Rococo structures form an architectural courtyard. Angels trumpet, an eagle spreads its wings, clouds roll and the sun bursts through. The ink sketch on the reverse is a design for the costume of a male dancer, heightened with watercolour. It is struck through with a cross in pencil. Eugene Berman (1899-1972) was a leading Neo-Romantic painter and stage designer, becoming one of the world's most acclaimed theatrical designers of his time. He was an expert draughtsman and his set designs, with their jewel-like quality, are highly prized. He was born in Russia but emigrated first to Paris, and then to America. His career had two parallel strands, one painting and one theatre design, although the two overlapped stylistically. Berman was heavily influenced by nineteenth-century Romanticism and by the architectural ruins encountered on his travels to Mexico, Egypt and Italy. His images have a sense of melancholy, of the sublime and of the theatrical. Berman had become fascinated by theatre design since his youth having attended the Imperial Ballet in Saint Petersburg and Diaghilev's Ballet Russe in Paris. He first worked with the choreographer George Balanchine in 1936 when they both contributed to A. Everett Austin's Hartford Music Festival. Berman's designs for the festival were his first realised stage designs. The relationship continued with Berman designing many ballets for Balanchine over the next few decades, including Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme in 1944, Giselle in 1946 and Roma in 1955. He designed the Imperial Ballet again in 1952 for La Scala Ballet, Milan. He ended his stage design career as he had began, working with Balanchine on Pulcinella in 1972. [Tuggle, Robert. Eugene Berman. Drawings for the Stage. Wheelock Whitney & Company. 1989; Duncan, Michael. High Drama. Eugene Berman and the Legacy of the Melancholic Sublime. Hudson Hills. 2004.] Beaux Books specialises in vintage, collectable and luxury books on art, design, fashion and style. All our books are in stock unless otherwise stated. Please contact us if you require any further information or need help in finding a book. Buy with confidence from an experienced bookseller.

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        The Garden City Golf Club. Foreword by George L. Hubbell. [At head of title:] Golden Anniversary

      Garden City, Long Island, 1949. First edition, no. 374 of 600 copies. Map endsheets. Illustrated. [iv], 67 pp. 1 vols. 4to. White cloth spine and green cloth over boards, upper board titled in gilt. Fine. First edition, no. 374 of 600 copies. Map endsheets. Illustrated. [iv], 67 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Fine history of this private Long Island club, established in 1899 with a course designed by founding member Devereux Emmet. The volume includes verse by Grantland Rice and an account of Walter J. Travis and his association with the club. Donovan & Murdoch 25640

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        I MOSTRA RETROSPETTIVA DEL CINEMA ORGANIZZATA DALLA CINETECA ITALIANA CON LA COLLABORAZIONE DELLA FIAF

      TIP. ARTISTICA A. NARDINI, 1949. ITALIANO 0,12 Premessa di Cesare Zavattini, foto in nero nei testi, pagine in buono stato di conservazione, coperta morbida illustrata con foto in nero di B.Keaton in una vecchia comica americana, ingiallita, con macchie ed aloni da usura e dal tempo USATO

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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.

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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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