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        Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

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

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        L'Art non figuratif non objectif

      1949 - A Paris, édition Lydia Conti, 1949. Grand in-8 carré, broché, couverture rempliée. 134 pages. Edition originale n°454/1000, illustrée de 17 planches en noir pour l'expérimentation du prisme et 2 planches en couleur hors-texte reproduites, et de 7 planches hors-texte coloriées au pochoir. Bel exemplaire de ce texte majeur de l'art abstrait. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Buoyant Billions: A Comedy of No Manners. In Prose by Bernard Shaw and in Pictures by Clare Winsten

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

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Reviews of Modern Physics, Volume 21, Number 3 July, 1949

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

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        PRÉCIS DE DÉCOMPOSITION (A SHORT HISTORY OF DECAY)

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

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        SOMETHING ABOUT CATS AND OTHER PIECES. Collected by August Derleth

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

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        Love Is a Deadly Weapon (Puzzle for Fiends)

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

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        Picasso lithographe. Préface de Jaime Sabartès. 4 Bände.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        L'Invaincu

      Gallimard 1949 - Paper wrappers housed in clam shell case.

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        SOMETHING ABOUT CATS AND OTHER PIECES. Collected by August Derleth

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

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        MODERNE SCHWEIZER ARCHITEKTUR. ARCHITECTURE MODERN SUISSE. MODERN SWISS ARCHITECTURE 1925-1945.

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

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        10 Photographs

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

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Tree of Night

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

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

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

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        Trial and Error

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

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        Trial and Error, the autobiography of Chaim Weizmann

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1949 - Book 1 and Book 2 in one volume. viii, 493 pages. Signed by Abba Eban as Israel's ambassador to the United States on bookplate indicating that this volume was presented by the state of Israel as a gift to Harry Basch in 1953 for his contributions to the UJA and to the Jan Masaryk Committee whose chairman he was. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Signed and dedicated photograph.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE COMPLETE ANDERSEN

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Le Verre d'eau. Recueil de notes et de lithographies

      Editions de la Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris 1949 - Rare et recherché. Partie I et partie II. Ouvrage non paginé. Co-auteur et illustrateur : Eugène de Kermadec, peintre français, abstrait (1899-1976). Illustrations en noir en couleurs. Deux lithographies en couleurs, pleine page et hors-texte, à la fin des parties I et II. Ce livre a été achevé d'imprimer le 15 décembre 1949 pour la Galerie Louise Leiris, sur les presses de Georges Girard, Imprimeur, pour le texte et de Mourlot Frères, pour les lithographies, au nombre de 100 exemplaires numérotés, et signés par les auteurs, dont 10 exemplaires sur Montval (1 à 10) et 90 exemplaires sur Arches numérotés de 11 à 100, auxquels s'ajoutent 10 copies de chapelle, chiffrées de I à X, et 2 exemplaires destinés au dépôt légal et chiffrés 0 et 00, contenant une suite des lithographies tirées sur les pierres rayées. Notre exemplaire sur Arches est justifié par le numéro 12, il est bien muni des deux signatures des auteurs (en bleu, stylo ou plume). Couverture souple à rabats, encore habillée d'un papier translucide de protection, lettrage en noir sur le plat. Probable réduction des frais de port, catégorie grande enveloppe environ 550g ; nous vous renseignons volontiers. Etat : Bon état. Couverture : bon, papier de protection fatigué. Intérieur : bon, un peu de fragilité des mors et des petites taches d'oxydation en bas (bords) de quelques pages, dont les 2 lithographies hors texte. 24.3 x 23 x 1.1 cm 350g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Framed Typed Letter Signed on personal stationery

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

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        My Blue Heaven (Original screenplay for the 1950 film)

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

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Conseil Général de la Seine 1949 - Les Problèmes de l'Eau dans le Département de la Seine.

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

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        Love in a Cold Climate - SIGNED by the Author

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

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        Tratado de heraldica militar

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Giuseppina Biggio]
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        La Chirurgie Discipline de la Connaissance (Surgery, Discipline of Knowledge) [WITH ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPH NUMBERED AND HAND-SIGNED BY HENRI MATISSE]

      La Diane Française, Nice 1949 - 1/300. Quarto (9 x 5 3/4"). 509, [9]pp. Uncut and unopened copy. Original printed wrappers with red and black lettering to spine and front cover. The frontispiece is an original lithographic portrait of the author by Henri Matisse, hand-signed and numbered by the artist. Book housed in its original paper covered slipcase.René Leriche (1879-1955) was a celebrated French surgeon generally known in medicine for the syndrome that carries his name, namely the Leriche syndrome in the aorto-iliac occlusive disease. Having his surgical training done under professors Mathieu Jaboulay and Antonin Poncet, his friendship and association with Alexis Carrel and William Halsted have contributed to René Leriche's development as a surgeon, researcher and thinker. Following the footsteps of his mentors, he produced outstanding clinical and academic work which had earned him an eminent reputation among his students and colleagues. Surgeons such as Jean Kunlin, Jao Cid dos Santos, Michael DeBakey, René Fontaine and others came to study and learn from him. These future generations of surgeons would themselves bring much contribution to the understanding and treatment of vascular diseases and medicine in general. René Leriche pioneered medicine with his research and ideas. His assiduous work of teaching, research and clinical practice made his influence last to our present. Leriche was also a flamboyant character who enjoyed French cuisine and fine wine. He had a fine collection of art (one of his patients was his friend Henri Matisse). This landmark monograph on surgery as a discipline of knowledge is complete with its original lithograph by Matisse, hand-signed by the artist in pencil at lower left margin, and numbered at lower right margin. One of 300 copies on Vélin paper, of which this is number 282.Slipcase age-toned, partly rubbed along edges, ana with closed tear at upper margin of back cover. Minor creasing along spine. Top edge slightly stained. Text in French. Slipcase in overall good- to good, wrappers in very good, interior in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Le Scriptorium d'Albi]
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        Brat Farrar

      Peter Davies, 1949 A first edition, first printing published by Peter Davies in 1949. Scarce first printing of this mystery novel by the author of "The Daughter of Time." A little sunning to the spine. Previous owner's name and address on front endpaper. Dust jacket is lightly chipped at extremities and corners and is price clipped. The fourth novel.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Ecce Homo. 12 Bois de / 12 (Original-)Holzschnitte.

      Zürich, Europa Verlag 1949. 12°, 12 lose Bll in Orig.-Kartonmappe. Erste Ausgabe.- v.d. Gabelentz B 38.- Eines von 50 nummerierten und von Masereel im Impressum signierten Exemplaren auf weißes Bütten.- Umschlagmappe etwas fleckig und rissig. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Illustrierte Bücher, Buchwesen, Bibliophilie; Signed

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Eckert & Kaun]
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        Ancores i estrelles

      Joan Sallent, Barcelona 1949 - Aquest exemplar estampat sobre paper de les Manufactures Guaro, signat per l'autor, és un dels cent coranta-cinc exemlars, numerats a la premsa d'1 a 195. Conté el frontispici i la portada acolorits pel gravador. EXEMPAR 28. Ejemplar sin ecuadernar, en folio mayor doblado (intonso) para encuadernación en folio menor. MUY RARO ejemplar en EXCELENTE estado con muy buena cubierta y caja protectora dañada. (105)pp + Taula [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

      Bordeaux [France]: S. I. P, 1949. Original Wraps. 8vo. 11, [1] pages. 25 cm. First edition. In French. 'Memorial Ceremony; Eternal Memory! For the Martyrs 1940-1944'. With two full page illustrations:

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books LLC]
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        La part maudite. Essai d'économie générale. La consumation

      Les éditions de Minuit 1949 - - Les éditions de Minuit, Paris 1949, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Ghaldwill, tirage de tête. Une ombre en tête de la page de justification du tirage située in fine et qui a été laissée par le signet de numérotation, sinon agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on vellum Ghaldwill, deluxe edition. A shade ahead of the draw for the justification page located in fine and was left by dialing bookmark, otherwise nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        EL ALEPH.

      Losada, Buenos Aires 1949 - Jorge Luis Borges: EL ALEPH. Buenos Aires. Editorial Losada, Colección Prosistas de España y América. 1949. 146p. 3h. Rústica con sobrecubierta ilustrada por Atilio Rossi. Primera Edició. Sobrecubierta con pequeño faltante y roces, en el sector de la contratapa. Buen estado. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cabalgando en un Silbido]
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        A Writer's Notebook

      London: Doubleday & Company, 1949. First American and Limited Edition, No. 169 of 1000 copies SIGNED by Maugham. Frontispiece portrait after Sir Gerald Kelly. xvi, 367 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original red buckram, spine lettered in gold on black, t.e.g. Slight fading to spine, otherwise very good, without slipcase. First American and Limited Edition, No. 169 of 1000 copies SIGNED by Maugham. Frontispiece portrait after Sir Gerald Kelly. xvi, 367 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Extracts from the writer's voluminous notebooks, arranged chronologically, and selected for their relevance to Maugham's technique of literary production and process of creation. Stott A70d

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        PRÉCIS DE DÉCOMPOSITION (A SHORT HISTORY OF DECAY)

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

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        AUF ZWEI PLANETEN. ROMAN

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

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Messieurs les Ronds-de-Cuir, Le Train de 8 H. 47, Les Gaites de l'Escadron (Three Volume Set)

      Aux Editions du Livre 1949, 1951, 1952, Monte Carlo - All three volumes are of numbered limited editions (with large limitations of 5,000 each). Inimitable, zestful Dubout illustrations the perfect complement to the light satirical farces of Courteline. While the volumes were not issued as a set, the matching bindings make them perfect as such, and so they are being sold together. Minor soiling to the leather spine. All volumes are otherwise tight and immaculate. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Intelligent Investor

      HARPER & BROS, NY 1949 - Extremely scarce first edition 1949 C-A. THIS COPY IS A LATER PRINTING PRINTED IN 1949 a classic author on the Stock Market. Book has general shelf wear, rubbed extremities, lightly bumped corners, previous owner name and date on inner front board, "Windgate E. Hannah 8/28/51" Mr. Hannah was associated with Waynesville, N.C. Kirchofer & Arnold Associates, Inc. Investment Securiies, Insurance Building Raleigh N.C., New York & Charlotte, age toned endpages, slight foxing on endpages. Dust jacket has general wear, scotch tape on inner spine, chip in top front edge, creased, closed tears, sun faded spine, rear top edge has a 2.5" X 1" tear. They did however print a 'letter-letter' printing code on the copyright page-a standard procedure for Harper at that time, and known to Bookseller's as the "Harper Printing Code'. The first letter was the month of the year ('A' being January, 'B' February etc) and the second was the Year. Google Harper Printing Code and you will find a table showing the letters Harper used until they abandoned the system. In this case 'D-Y' means April, 1949. The Book was copyrighted in May, 1949, and obviously the original print run done up in the month before. That is because the SECOND EDITION did not come out until 1959, so that technically speaking, all PRINTINGS before then are FIRST EDITIONS, even though they might also be LATER PRINTINGS. All PRINTINGS of the Original Edition are collectible, but the most desirable is the First Printing (which this is). There is some confusion about this sometimes, as we Booksellers typically use First Edition and First Printing pretty much interchangeably much of the time DATE PUBLISHED: 1949 EDITION: 276 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        One Way Street (Original screenplay for the 1950 film noir)

      Universal Pictures, Universal City, CA 1949 - Final Shooting script for the 1950 film noir, here under the film's working title, "Death on a Side Street." That title has been struck through in black marker, with the film's final title, "One Way Street," written just above it.In this key film noir, James Mason reprises in spirit his role from the British film noir, "Odd Man Out," made three years before, as a criminal who steals from the mob and is forced to go on the lam, with mob boss Dan Duryea in no mood for forgiveness. The first American film to be directed by Argentinian import Hugo Fregonese. The AFI Catalog notes that Mexican Vice Consul Ernesto Romero acted as technical advisor, and according to studio production notes, an entire Mexican village was built on the Universal-International lot. Rodolfo Acosta, Emma Roldan and Margarito Luna were all Mexican actors. Finally, popular character actor James Best made his debut in "One-Way Street," appearing briefly in an uncredited role as a "Driver."Red titled wrappers, noted as Final Shooting Script on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped production No. 7684, dated October 15, 1949. Title page present, noted as Final Screenplay, with credit for screenwriter Kimble. 119 leaves, mimeograph, with blue and pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 10-21-49 and 11-12-49. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.Grant, p. 480. Selby Canon, p. 91. Silver, p. 219. Spicer, p. 416. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Farmer Giles of Ham

      George Allen & Unwin, London 1949 - HARDBACK - A near fine book, with a small name to the top corner of the reverse of the patterned front endpaper. Very clean pages, with no foxing or finger marks present. The boards are extremely clean with no fading to the spine. The dust wrapper is in near fine condition with no loss, and with minute nibbling to the spines crown. Correctly priced at 6s.net. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        Farmer Giles of Ham - in a splendid dust wrapper

      A first edition, first printing published by Allen and Unwin in 1949. A near fine book, bound in the first state orange boards with one small inscription to the front endpaper. Some light spotting to the edges. In a clipped wrapper which is very bright indeed - a small pinkish mark to the head of the front panel. A little rubbing to the corners. A lovely bright example

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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