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        The Theory of Probability [Wahrscheinlichkeitslebre]

      Berkeley / Los Angeles: University of California, 1949. 1st Edition. Brown Cloth, Gilt. Fine Book/Near Fine Dustjacket. 1st Printing Xvi, 492 Pp. Brown Cloth, Gilt. First Printing. Book Is Fine, Touch Of Rubbing At Lower Tips, Gilt Brilliant, No Names Or Marks, Hinges Tight. Dj Lightly Used, Price-Clipped, Spine Sunned [Browning], 1/8" V-Chip At Top Of Top Of Front Spine Edge. Scarce In Jacket.

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        A Thousand and One Fore-Edge Paintings. With Notes on the Artists, Bookbinders, Publishers, and Other Men and Women Connected with the History of a Curious Art.

      Waterville, Maine: Colby College Press, 1949. Waterville, Maine:: Colby College Press, 1949.. Series: Colby College Monograph No. 16. Large 8vo. xvi, 194 pp. 24 illustrations, index. Original blue-green buckram, dust-jacket; jacket edges a bit worn, cellophane tape applied to head of jacket spine. Signed by the author

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        Schriftsteller (1913-1960): Druckfahne (unterer Teil, 14 x 14 cm) einer zentralen Stelle seines Romans \"Der blaue Kammerherr\" mit sehr zahlreichen eigenh. Korrekturen, Einfügungen u. Ergänzungen in Blau, Schwarz und Rot.

      Ohne Dat. u. U., \"Der blaue Kammerherr. Galanter Roman in vier Bänden\" erschien 1949 erstmals bei Suhrkamp und entwickelte sich zum \"Longseller\". Dieses Hauptwerk von Wolf von Niebelschütz ist zwar nicht so berühmt wie Tolkiens \"Herr der Ringe\", aber brillanter. Es spielt auf einer fiktiven griechischen Insel zur Zeit des Barock, die antiken Götter sind aber noch aktiv. - Unsere Druckfahne ist der untere Teil des mit \"48\" bezeichneten Druckbogens, der in der EA zur S. 102 in Band I wurde. - // - Es geht es um das letzte Gespräch des venezianischen Botschafters Don Giovanni von Legua, bevor er von Attentätern niedergestochen wird. Er weist die Warnung des ihn verehrenden Hofnarren Pulcinello zurück und erinnert ihn daran, die verabredete Zusammenarbeit vorzubereiten. Pulcinello ist eigentlich ein in Verbannung lebender Venezianier aus bester Familie und ein Abate, dessen Herkunft und Name schon kurz zuvor im Roman genannt waren. Deshalb hat der Autor in der Druckfahne diese und einige andere bereits bekannte Einzelheiten wie die \"klingenden Schnabelschuhe\" wider gestrichen und so den Text verdichtet. Dies gilt für weitere Korrekturen, wie z. B.: \"\'Sie sind ein Narr\', sagte Giovanni und legte ihm flüchtig die Hand auf die Schulter, [gestrichen: ‚aber ein freundlicher\"]. ‚Andate, amico, e preparate [\"preparate\" gestrichen und von Hand ersetzt durch: \"fate le preparative\" - so gedruckt in der EA. - richtig wäre preparativi]. Don Giovanni [von Hand gestrichen und von Hand ersetzt durch: \"Ein Legua\"] schleicht sich ungern durch Hintertüren [gestrichen: \"davon. Er liebt die Freiheit\"]\". - Weiter über die letzte Begegnung mit Prinzessin Danae im Pantherfell vor dem Attentat, das tragischer weise gerade durch die Befolgung des Rates des Hofnarren gelingt. In diesem Abschnitt ist z. B. die Amtsbezeichnung \"der Botschafter\" von Hand durch dessen Name \"Herr von Legua\" ersetzt, da er schließlich persönlich in die Prinzessin verliebt ist. - Schoner Einblick in die Werkstatt des Autors. Alle Korrekturen wurden in die Druckfassung übernommen (Kopie der Buchseite 102 anbei). Versand D: 4,00 EUR Autograph, Autografen, autographs,

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        Human Action: A Treatise on Economics

      Yale University Press, 1949. 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

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        Human Action: a Treatise on Economics

      New Haven: Yale University Press. Hardcover. B001QJWDYA 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. . Fair. 1949. First Edition, First Printing.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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        Keiner Bleibt Allein, Roman (On a Darkling Plain)

      Gutersloh: C. Bertelsmann Verlag, 1949. First German edition. Hardcover. Very good/good +. 241pp. Duodecimo [20 cm] 1/4 mustard yellow cloth with pale blue paper over boards. With moderate bumping to the extremities, roughly a dozen very tiny, faint stains on the covers, and a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. The dust jacket has pieces of masking tape backing short closed tears in the edges. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet. Inscription reads: "For the Nattmans, this / item they will not be / able to find in any book - / store in America, - or / maybe Europe! / Wallace Stegner." This book was the first Stegner work translated into German. Colberg F.5.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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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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