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        La peau

      Denoël 1949 - - Denoël, Paris 1949, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 350 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers après 50 pur fil. Rare et agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Death of a Salesman

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

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

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

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        Letters to Home WWII U. S. S. Tanner 1917 to 1941

      1917-1949 - 40 plus handwritten letters (and envelopes) to friends and family, postcards, Holiday cards (Christmas, Valentine's, etc) from all over the world. B&W Photography of John Allen in uniform dated 12/04/1917 World War I (Photo credit Max Kirscht, Pleasantville, NJ) 4x5 Black & White Photo: U. S. S. Tanner (Stamped Official U. S. Navy Photograph, not for publication unless official released); Bulletin of the Chamber of Commerce, Atlantic City, NJ dated July 22, 1936; Letter for US Antietam Celebration Commission dated March 8, 1937; The New Jersey Exchangite Newsletter, Volume 1. Issue No. 1 dated November - December 1936; Handwritten letter on Hotel Statler (Detroit) letterhead; Atlantic City Exchange Club dated Nov 30, 1936; Atlantic City Lodge, No. 276 (BPO Elks Lodge); Hotel President (New York, NY, July 1947); Marine Trust Company dated Dec 18 1929; John A, Clement Chapter No 106 Order of the Eastern Star (Masonic Temple) Invitation dated Sept 1946; Letter dated Dec 18, 1925 Atlantic City; Postal Telegraph dated Jan 30 1941; Hartford City dated Feb 1908 handwritten letter; Egg Harbor Township dated Jan 3, 1936 DATE PUBLISHED: 1917-1949 EDITION:

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

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

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        C'est à Saint-Paul de Vence

      La nouvelle édition 1949 - - La nouvelle édition, Paris 1949, 14x19cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Envoi autographe signé de Jacques Prévert à une ami enrichi d'un dessin représentant trois étoiles suspendues à des fils. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un quadruple quatrain manuscrit signé d'André Verdet intitulé "Le cheval qui t'emporte" et qui a été encollé en marge de la page de faux-titre. Couverture illustrée par Emilienne Delacroix. Une éraflure en tête du second plat. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Incredible Planet

      Reading: Fantasy Press, 1949. First Edition. Purple Cloth. Near Fine Book/Fine Dustjacket. Donnell. Signed by Author(s). First Edition, first binding (per Currey, purple cloth) near fine in an as-new bright fine DJ, with an inserted limitation plate, #5 of 250 copies signed by Campbell, one of the scarcer Fantasy Press limited editions; Campbell is said to have refused to sign more than 250 copies, and the remainder of the 500 copies were issued with unsigned limitation plates.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Real Farmhouse Cheese.

      Milk Marketing Board 1949 - FIRST EDITION, with 8 lithographs by Barnett Freedman printed in black and green or yellow, pp. 16, folio, original sewn linen wrappers over card, with a design overall in grey, green and yellow by Barnett Freedman, incorporating the lettering and two further designs on the flaps, a trifle rubbed to extremities, near fine. A presentation copy, inscribed by the author/illustrator, 'for Nan & Dave, with love from Barnett'. An uncommon book, all the more so inscribed. Commissioned in 1939 and written and illustrated by Barnett Freedman, it was finally published in 1949 by the Milk Marketing Board. It portrays cheese production from the cow to the dining table. Altogether delightful.

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        Skylark of Valeron

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

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        Le Jaloux D'Estremadure

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

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        Philosophic Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics

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

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Etching: French Lace West Portal of the Main Façade of the Church of Notre-Dame, on the Place Notre Dame, Villefranche-en-Rouergue, Aveyron, France. With cover leaf of text

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

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        The Little Sister

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

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        A Rage to Live

      Random House 1949 - Three O'Hara books: 1. "A Rage to Live", Random House, New York, 1949, first printing,his copy is signed by O'Hara--on the front free endpaper; 2. "Butterfield 8", Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1935, first edition; "John O'Hara: A Checklist", Random House, New York, 1972, first printing, retains dust jacket. Condition: ". 3. A Checklist" is in very good condition, the other two are in good condition with expected wear and minor stains to the binding, while the contents are in good condition. Other Notes: All about 8 1/2" x 6" [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Giant Brains or Machines That Think

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        One lonely llama : a counting book for Michael Vidas from Mama Irena. Melbourne 2008

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

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        DEE GOONG AN: THREE MURDER CASES SOLVED BY JUDGE DEE.

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

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        THE INCREDIBLE PLANET

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

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        The Last Tycoon

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

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        MY VACATIONS

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

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        The Traitor / A Drama

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

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        Human Action: A Treatise on Economics.

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

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        L'Art non figuratif non objectif. Introduction de Pierre Peissi.

      P., Lydia Conti, 10 septembre 1949. - 23 x 19 cm, 131 p., 9 pochoirs originaux en couleurs dont 7 planches h.-t. + 17 planches en noir dans le texte (expérimentation du prisme). Broché, couv. impr. Parfait état. Edition originale, tirage limité à 1000 ex. numérotés. Ce traité fondamental de Herbin est l'une des références majeures de la peinture abstraite de cette époque. Pour Auguste Herbin (1882-1960), la couleur a son langage propre, qu'il associe d'abord à des formes simples rythmiquement organisées, avant d'établir un système de relation étroite entre la couleur et la forme qui constituera l'originalité de l'œuvre abstraite qu'il accomplit à partir de 1940 pour exprimer " une vision spirituelle de l'univers ". Il élabore un " alphabet plastique " fondé sur les couleurs pures combinées avec les figures élémentaires de la géométrie plane : cercle, carré, rectangle, triangle, losange. L'utilisation de cet alphabet est codifiée dans "l'Art non figuratif non objectif" que publie la galerie Lydia Conti. Herbin exerce une grande influence sur les jeunes artistes abstraits d'après-guerre. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE GOD-SEEKER

      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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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Photo album & scrapbook from Occupied Japan

      Overview Details & Condition A remarkable photo album and scrapbook compiled in Occupied Japan and Thailand by a Far East Air Forces clerk, the historical record of a young American woman's adventures in a world newly opened to her. The compiler, Margaret Barker, graduated in Des Moines, Iowa and worked as a clerk and stenographer just before the Second World War began. When the US entered the war she joined the Air Force and worked in Washington D.C. and Pasadena, and then in Guam with the Far East Air Forces. Barker was stationed at the Tokyo headquarters in 1949, where she remained until the end of 1952, when she returned to the United States and lived in San Francisco, where she worked at the Hamilton Air Force Base. Barker was clearly an engaged traveler, and this album is a superb record of Occupied Japan. It includes original photographs of the Army Hall in downtown Toyko where she worked, urban street scenes, women and children in traditional dress, day-to-day activities in small towns and rural villages, well-known tourist sites, friends and Air Force coworkers, trips and leisure activities, and the ruins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Two pages contain Barker's photographs of the Cherry Blossom festival, with a fabulous series depicting schoolchildren and their teachers in kimonos under a blossoming tree. Another series comprises six attractive and carefully staged photos of young women in traditional dress. Barker saved numerous photographs and postcards from trips around Japan, having visited the temples at Kyoto, the famous deer of Nara Park, the smoking Mt. Aso (Japan's largest active volcano), and the iconic floating Torii gate of the Itsukushima Shrine. There are six large, engaging photos of cormorant fishers at work, including night shots, which may be professional shots made for tourists. A full page (containing two photographs by Barker and six that are probably professional photos sold to tourists) is devoted to the Ama, the famous female pearl divers, probably on the Izu Peninsula. There are a number of photographs of a fishing village, probably taken by Barker in the same area. She also visited the ruins of Nagasaki, taking photos of the plaque marking ground zero, and probably Hiroshima, as she has included photos of the skeletal "Atomic Bomb Dome", the remains of the Hiroshima Commercial Exhibition building which is now a peace memorial. Ten pages hold photos from Barker's trip to Thailand with a group of FEAF employees, beginning with photos of Barker and a man (who appears frequently in the album and was probably her boyfriend Ed), in front of a plane at an airfield. There are numerous views of temples, including the famous Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and many images of Bangkok street life. Among the ephemera are two newspaper clippings about the trip, one with a photo of Barker showing off a piece of souvenir jewellery to a fellow FEAF employee who had also been on the trip. The final four pages contain photographs from a visit with family in the Midwest in 1952 or early 1953. Among the charming ephemera are postcards and greeting cards, cocktail napkins, engravings, business cards, and wedding invitations, and there is also a heartfelt telegram sent from Ed, then in San Francisco, on Valentine's Day, "Love to my Valentine. You are more than ever in my thoughts at this time. I wish we together on this special occasion". The album's themes are attractively reflected in its binding of Japanese-style silk. Overall a fascinating and evocative album documenting the life of an American woman in Occupied Japan. Barker, Marguerite. Photo album and scrapbook recording her life and travels in postwar Japan and Thailand. [Tokyo: 1949-1953.] Folio (370 x 300 mm). Contemporary binding of elaborate, padded Japanese-style silk with silk ties. 36 heavy black paper leaves containing 289 photographs mounted with silver album corners (most taken by Barker but a few being shots sold to tourists), 45 colour postcards, and numerous other postcards, cards, newspaper clippings, cocktail napkins, manuscript letters, telegrams, and advertising ephemera. Minor fraying and untying of the lower silk ties, a few items that were previously mounted now lacking, just a little minor rubbing and mild creasing to a small number of photos. Excellent condition.

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        Partdidge Shortenin': Being an Instructive and Irreverent Sketch Commentary on the Psychology Foibles and Footwork of Partridge Hunters

      Privately Printed, NP:(Wellesley Hills, MA) 1949 - Green cloth with gilt titles and cover decoration; 8vo; unpaged (254pp); illustrated with drawings and b/w photos. printed in an edition limited to 100 copies. Tales of gunning for grouse and woodcock throughout New England with his favorite dogs and hunting partners such as H.G. Tapply and others. Also, reminiscences of bass and musky fishing in the St. Lawrence River, duck shooting at Cape Cod and landlocked salmon angling in Lake Sebago. This copy in good condition with the usual spotting to spine and light discoloration along rear board, small area of wrinkling of cloth on front panel, former owner's name neatly inked to front free endpaper, internally clean. The OCLC locates but 7 copies. An uncommon and desirable upland bird shooting title. Biscotti p174, Heller #648 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        TLS. Madrid, 24. V. 1949.

      1949. Large 4to. ½ p. To the Viennese psychologist Hermann Swoboda (1873-1963), the father of the so called "Periodenlehre". - On stationery with printed letterhead of the Instituto de humanidades "Aula Nueva".

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        Molinard/ 21 Rue Royale, Paris

      Printed By Draeger, Paris 1949 - 4to, cream wrappers, large gilt "M" under a gilt crown. Wrappers a little darkened at edges, else fine. Published in celebration of the centennial of Molinard, the Grasse perfumery. Preface and fourteen full page color plates in vivid "technicolor" , several of which show th Lalique or Baccarat bottles. Each faces a descriptive phrase in English and French within a large decorative border. Size: 4to [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Braiterman, Marilyn (ABAA member)]
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