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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co, 1949. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. A lovely copy. Owner name onfront free endpaper along with his bookplate. Four corners clipped but price of $3.00 is present on the front flap. Jacket with light wear to the extremities and very minor chipping to the head and foot of the spine. Orwell's classic novel of a totalitarian state and the battle of wills between Big Brother and Winston Smith.

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        A Writer's Notebook

      Heinemann, London 1949 - Limited edition ("published simultaneously with the ordinary trade edition, but in printing followed the trade edition" - Stott), no. 369 of 1,000 copies SIGNED by Maugham. 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 A70c Original blue cloth, vellum spine with leather label, t.e.g. Fine. Roger Stenhouse copy, with his signature, notes and bookplate Limited edition ("published simultaneously with the ordinary trade edition, but in printing followed the trade edition" - Stott), no. 369 of 1,000 copies SIGNED by Maugham [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Our Lady of the Flowers

      Paris: Morihien, 1949. First English Language Edition. Red Morocco, Gilt. Fine. Gilt Cover Portrait By Jean Cocteau. 394 Pp. 1/500 Copies (Stated), But Not One Of The 25 Copies On Rives Paper. Red Pebbled Morocco Covers, With Gilt Portrait Of Genet On Front Cover And Printed Signature Of Cocteau In Gilt And Dated 1949 In Gilt. Top Edge Gilt. Original Silk Bookmark Bound In. Immaculate, No Wear, No Names Or Marks, No Damage.

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        Eros at Breakfast and Other Plays. With an Introduction By Tyrone Guthrie

      Clarke, Irwin and Company Limited, Toronto 1949 - Black cloth, black cover lettering on a red panel, red spine letters, pp. xiv, 129, 3 inserted plates double-sided (2 photos by Karsh). INSCRIBED on the title-page in Davies early calligraphic hand: "Robertson Davies, for Dr. Charles / Peaker with my warmest / good wishes / Nov. 30 : 1950." Charles Peaker (1899-1978) was one of Canada's foremost organists, choirmaster, teacher and writer (see the Canadian Encyclopedia). Fine copy in slighlty soiled, price-intact dust wrapper with shallow chips to the tips and spine ends, otherwise very good plus. Size: Small Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED by the ITALIAN FREUDIAN PSYCHOANALIST EMILIO SERVADIO to the author JOHN HYDE PRESTON, regarding taking the author on as a patient.

      Rome, Italy, October 17th, 1949.. 1949.. Good. - Over 340 words typed on his personal 1-3/8 inch high by 8-7/8 inch wide onion skin stationery. One can assume that Emilio Servadio and John Hyde Preston knew each other for when addressing the author of "Mad Anthony Wayne" and "Revolution 1776" among other books, Emilio Servadio writes that "I was glad to hear your voice on the phone...." John Hyde Preston had apparently left behind some possessions when he'd last stayed in Rome as Dr. Servadio mentions that he has phoned the Inghilterra hotel on Preston's behalf and was told that "everything has been taken away long ago by a friend of yours named 'Marcello".... Was he not the photographer you told me about - a sort of young 'protege' of your wife?" As Preston will be returning to Rome, Dr. Servadio has been looking into the possibilities of putting him up with a family. He goes on to say that "Regarding the analysis, I must let you know that I could not take you immediately, because I am terribly overworked and I have refused not less that [sic] five new cases in the last two weeks.... First of all you should try to settle down agreeably in Rome .... In the meantime it is to be hoped that I will have some 'hole' in my time-table, and be able to take you for three hours a week as planned." Signed "E. Servadio". Folded for mailing with short tears to the edges of the horizontal fold. There are creases to the edges and corners and another short tear to the left edge of the page. <p>The Italian physician and Freudian psychoanalist Emilio Servadio studied music before moving on to the study of law and eventually psychology. A lover of literature, Servadio was drawn to the French avant-garde & symbolist poets. Psychology, particularly the academic psychology of the period, held little interest for him until Freud's "Introduction to Psychoanalysis" stirred deeper feelings. He met and learned from Edoardo Weiss and later collaborated with Weiss to found the Italian Psychoanalytical Society. At the Lucerne Congress in 1934, he presented his paper on "Psychoanalysis and Telepathy" and in 1937 co- founded the "Societa di Metapsichica" (which became the "Societa Italiana di Parasicologia" after the war). Fascinated by metaphysical subjects, Servadio made use of investigative methods to study paranormal phenomena. Servadio was Jewish and he and several colleagues were forced to flee when the Fascist regime enacted racial laws in 1938. Having already been following Indian spiritual practices and possessing a diploma from an Indian University, Servadio moved to India where he came into contact with the religion, symbols and cultures of the people and could further his interest in Yoga and investigate its parallels with psychoanalysis. After his return to Italy in 1946 he, together with Nicola Perrotti and Cesare Musatti, was responsible for the rebirth of Italian psychoanalysis. To understand psychotic states, he experimented with hallucinogens and studied the effects of LSD. "I passed hours in a memorable psychological state of chaos", he wrote, "Today, when a patient talks about depersonalization, neurosis of abandon or persecution fantasies I know what it means." Servadio co-authored with Roberto Cavanna "ESP Experiments with LSD 25 and Psilocylbin: A Methodological Approach", published by the Parapsychology Foundation in 1964. Back in 1952, the renowned Italian film director Federico Fellini experienced the first signs of clinical depression while filming "La Strada" and sought out Emilio Servadio for therapy. Fellini was later attracted to parapsychology and the Turin magician Gustavo Rol introduced him to spiritism and seances. Soon after, Fellini took LSD under Servadio's supervision. His hallucinatory insights and visions subsequently inspired his 1965 film "Juliet of the Spirits". Servadio was a man of many interests and his quest for knowledge led him to join the Freemasons. As a member of the "Monte Sion Har Tzion" lodge he pursued studies on the Jewish-cabalistic tradition. His interest in sexology led to the publication of his "Sex Education" book in 1970, "Psyche and Sexuality" in 1972 and "Sex and Psyche" in 1979. He was an early supporter of sex education in school and spoke on the subject of homosexuality as well as feminine sexuality. Harkening back to his early love of literature and avant-garde poets, at the age of 80, Servadio published his second book of poetry "Poesie d'amore e di Pena". The book was the recipient of several awards and led Servadio to publish several more poetry books.

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        ON A TREE FALLEN ACROSS THE ROAD (TO HEAR US TALK)

      New York: Spiral Press, 1949. First Edition. Wraps. Fine. Printed wraps. Crane B21: 3060 total copies printed, this one of 225 with Frost's own imprint. INSCRIBED but not signed by Frost on the title page: "To the Hockings wherever they are/meditating the wrong Muse." Richard Hocking seems to have been an acquaintance of Frost's during the 1920s and 1930s, having graduated from Harvard in 1928 and earning a Master's there shortly after. When inscribing Christmas greetings, Frost would often not sign his inscription, or at the most simply initial it.

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        COL LECCIÓ DE CENT GOIGS.: 2 VOL.

      - "1949 Montaner i Simón, BCA. 2 vol. Ex. 44/200. Música de Manuel de Lipà. Aiguafort de Ramon Sanvicens. Il. en b/n. 100 goigs. 32x22 cm. Enq. en MITJA PELL per BRUGALLA. Il lustradors: Ramon Sanvicens. Joan Palet. Alexandre Coll. Manuel Cantallops. Marta Ribas. Frisco Soler. Elfi Osiander. Irene C. Astort. Antoni Ollé Pinell. Pere Riu. Ramon Busquet. E,-C. Ricart. Antoni Gelabert. Jsep Chico. Felip Vall i Verdaguer. Joan Castells i Martí. Bartomeu Trias. Miquel Ibarz. Jaume Gubianas. Montserrat Casanova. Maria Cirici. Jordi Devenat. Lluis Maria Aragó. P. Quetglas Ferrer "Xam". Ramon de Capmany. Alfred Opisso. Lluis Morató. Joan G. Junceda. Marc Farell. Prat. Enric Tormo. Antoni Vila Arrufat. Ricart Marlet. Bartolomé Trias. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (llibre de bibliofil)"

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        Remarkable long Typed Letter Signed to My dear Kennedy with lengthy autograph postscript (George Bernard, 1856-1950, Dramatist & Critic)

      1949 - saying that he has "been puzzling over this business of the amalgamation with the 300, which was evidently made without any serious attempt to think it out. Neither we nor Mrs Whitworth provided for the situation which was bound to arise if Mrs Whitworth pressed her privilege. But the disadvantage was more hers than ours, because we had nothing to do but pursue our normal course, whereas she had to attack it . Until we have definitely refused her some specific demand she cannot go to the courts to claim specific performances and damages. And we must avoid a lawsuit, because the bank would probably call in the overdraft if we became involved in litigation . I do not think we can now rely on her failure to supply the expected addition to the membership, because we have accepted her contribution as sufficient by letter her do the Lawrence plays . At all events, let us waive that, and consider what she can claim . Mrs Whitworth is entitled to a certain proportion of the season's plays by simply proposing them . The effect is to set up a dictatorship of Mrs Whitworth plus one supporter over a substantial part of the Society's work and revenue. Such an arrangement could work only with a dictator of supreme talent and tact, and a fairly representative taste in plays; and the fact is that she is breaking down shoews that the tact at least is lacking ." small closed tear in blank right margin at fold Since 1903, Constable had been Shaw's distributor 'on commission'. Shaw did all the contact with Clark's - not easy for them, given Shaw's idiosyncrasies of spelling. The story is splendidly told in Bernard Shaw and his Publishers, edited from his letters by Michael Pharand, 2009. Ackermann was on the point of a 4th edition of his Popular Fallacies. (1st ed., Cassell, 1907). It came out with the imprint London, Old Westminster Press, 1950, who had also printed his Scientific Paradoxes and Problems and their solutions in 1925. Simpkin Marshall, the famous wholesalers, were the sole distributors, so it appears Ackermann followed Shaw's advice. Ackermann was 82 and Shaw 93! [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Samara

      Jonathan Cape. London 1949 - First impression. Very good condition in a chipped and edge-worn dustwrapper with loss to the head of the spine panel and an internal repair. Bookplate to front pastedown, otherwise no faults. Lewis' first novel. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Cornell]
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        SKI-JUMPING POSTER: 1949 Planica FNR Jugoslavija

      [Ljubljana : Blasnikova tiskarna] . 1949 - Lithograph in colour (slightly stained, soft folds and repaired tears, otherwise in a good condition) 63 x 90 cm (24.8 x 35.4 inches). A rare magnificent well-designed large poster for a ski-jumping competition of 1949 at the legendary ski-jumping field in Planica, the place of 13 world records from 1934.This poster was designed for a world-famous international ski-jumping competition at Planica in the north-west part of Slovenia, at the time the most famous ski-jumping field in the world. The large Bloudek-Rozman ski jumping filed was opened in 1934. As the whole story about the owner of the design is still disputed, the hill was probably designed by Stanko Bloudek, who was engineer, pilot and one of the developers of modern skiing, and the design for the ski-jump was made by Ivan Rozman.In 1934, the year of the opening, the first world record was set, when the Norvegian Birger Ruud set the first world record in Planica with 92 meters. In 1936, in Planica Austrian Sepp Bradl became the first man in history to have officially jumped over one hundred meters. With this results Planica became the leading ski-jumping field in the world, attracting tourist from all over the world and contributing at the development of techniques of ski-jumping. In 1938 two new world records were made and in in the first year of the war, in 1941, five world records. There were no competitions in the next six years. The field reopened in 1947. The year 1949, when this poster was made, was the last year of the first era of the glory of this field. In the next year the field lost a world record for the first time after 14 years. Also a part of the field collapsed and the hill underwent a massive reconstruction. Today Planica is still one of the centers for international ski-jumping competitions.This poster represents one of the legendary images of the Planica ski-jumping field, but is very rare on the market today. A large amount of these posters probably got damaged due to their size. We could only trace two examples in institutions worldwide. References: OCLC Ð 780778681.

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        Birthday Party And Other Stories

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1949, 1949. FIRST EDITION THE DEDICATION COPY. 1 vol., inscribed by Milne on the front blank endleaf "My darlings own copy of her own book. A. A. M. April. 1949", bound in the publisher's original green cloth. Head and foot of spine fine with only the faintest of rubbing, inner and outer hinges fine, back corners square and sharp, very mild offsetting to blank endleaves, overall a VERY GOOD copy. The printed dedication page reads "To Daphne Whose party it is With my love."

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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 1949 - Minor creasing, used book, still very good. With AUTHENTIC mathematical calculations from Sewall Write, possible Population genetics calculations? Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Enciclopedia italiana fondata da Giovanni Treccani. Ristampa fotolitica pubblicata dal 1929 al 1938. N. 60298. Direttore Generale Domenico Bartolini. Revisori: Cosatti, Valentini, Caropreso.

      Treccani, 1949. 39 voll., in 4°, m. pelle. Ogni vol. è composto da ca. pp. 1000. L'opera è corredata ed arricchita da numerosissime ill. in b. e n., ed a colori n. e nn., nel e f. t. Lettere e fregi ai d. in o. e sul piatto ant. L'Enciclopedia è formata da 35 voll. di testo + 1 di indice + 1 di Appendice pubblicata nel 1938 + 2 di Appendice anni 1938/1948.

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        5 Bände. Jahresrennkalender für Deutschland. 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950.

      Je Sportverlag Ewald Berger, Köln. - je 8°, 1-3 kartoniert, 4-5 Halbleinwandeinband; 380 und 676 und 894 und 991/269 Seiten [Bd. 1949 nimmt die Ostzone in getrennter Paginierung auf] und 936 Seiten 5 Bände. Jahresrennkalender für Deutschland. 1946 (I. und II. Teil, Rennberichte - Statistiken); 1947 (I. und II. Teil, Rennberichte - Statistiken), 1948 (dito), 1949 (Berichte über die im Jahre 1949 gelaufenenen Rennen Deutschlands, nebst Registern, Statistiken usw.); 1950. 1946: Hrsg. Zentralverband für Vollblutzucht und Rennen in der Britischen Zone in Verbindung mit der CVB, CVH und OBV; 1947-1950: Htsg. Generalsekretariat des Direktoriums für Vollblutzucht und Rennen. Je Sportverlag Ewald Berger, Köln. je 8°, 1-3 kartoniert, 4-5 Halbleinwandeinband; 380 und 676 und 894 und 991/269 Seiten [Bd. 1949 nimmt die Ostzone in getrennter Paginierung auf] und 936 Seiten. 2-5: Einbände lichtrandig und berieben, 2 mit Einriss im Einbandvorderdeckel, Klebebindung Einband/Block am Rücken unten leicht gelockert; sonst gut. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mosques of Egypt

      1949. First Edition . CRESWELL, K.A.C. The Mosques of Egypt from 21 H. (641) to 1365 H. (1946). Giza (Orman): The Survey of Egypt, 1949 (-1954). Two volumes. Large folio (13 by 17-1/2 inches), original green cloth gilt, patterned endpapers. $5800.First edition, lavishly illustrated with 243 stunning large folio photographic plates of Egyptian building and architectural details, numerous in-text drawings, building plans and elevations, and two large fold “Maps of Cairo Showing Mohammedan Monuments” housed in a rear pocket in Volume I. “The finest piece of book production achieved in Egypt.”“Cairo possesses a most remarkable series of Muslim monuments, running unbroken from the ninth to the nineteenth century. In the latter respect it is unique; other cities, such as Damascus, possess a large number of monuments but some centuries are not represented at all.” “As one surveys the gorgeous monuments of Muslim Egypt one is struck by the grandeur, the beauty and the mysteries of mosques. They represent Art at its best and in its varied aspects. They record the eventful history of those momentous periods. They seem to hide within them secrets which had far-reaching effects on the political and social history of the country as well as on its intellectual and spiritual life throughout the centuries. Indeed the history of the Muslim World in general and Muslim Egypt in particular cannot be properly understood or rightly interpreted unless mosques are thoroughly studied as links in the chain of the past. It is therefore of great advantage to Egypt and to the world to unveil those secrets and reveal them; for mosques were not only places of worship, but also colleges for the study of religious doctrines, philosophical ideas and political theories.” With an introduction and preface dated 1954 laid into Volume I. With a gift inscription to French historian René Huyghe from Egyptian cultural minister Saroite Okasha.A fine copy.

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        South Pacific. Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd Book by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd and Joshua Logan Adapted from James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-Winning "Tales of the South Pacific" Book and Musical Numbers Staged by Joshua Logan Scenery and Lighting by Jo Mielziner Costumes by Motley Musical Director Salvatore Dell'Isola Orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett Vocal Score (Edited by Dr. Albert Sirmay). Price Paper Bound. $6.00 Cloth Bound. $8.00. [Piano-vocal score]

      Chappell [PN 757-], [New York] 1949 - Quarto. Full mid-blue cloth with titling gilt to upper. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list, verso blank), 1f. (recto description of setting, verso blank)), 1f. (recto table of contents, verso blank), 5-172 pp.With a presentation inscription signed by both composer and lyricist to the noted Italian operatic bass Ezio Pinza (Emile de Becque in the first performance of the work) to free front endpaper: "For Ezio with affection and gratitude from Dick and Oscar," dated "Xmas '49."Together with:An attractive photograph of Rodgers, Pinza, and Mary Martin (Nellie Forbush in the first performance of the work) depicting Rodgers at the piano with Pinza and Martin on either side. 239 x 279 mm. Slightly worn; small crack to left margin not affecting image. First Edition of the complete work. Fuld p. 54. First performed at the Majestic Theatre in New York on April 7, 1949 with Ezio Pinza as Emile de Becque."[South Pacific] premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate hit, running for 1,925 performances. Rodgers and Hammerstein believed they could write a musical based on Michener's work that would be financially successful and, at the same time, would send a strong progressive message on racism. The original Broadway production enjoyed immense critical and box-office success, became the second-longest running Broadway musical to that point (behind Rodgers and Hammerstein's earlier Oklahoma! (1943)), and has remained popular ever since. After they signed Ezio Pinza and Mary Martin as the leads, Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote several of the songs with the particular talents of their stars in mind. Several of its songs, including "Bali Ha'i", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair", "Some Enchanted Evening", "There Is Nothing Like a Dame", "Happy Talk", "Younger Than Springtime", and "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy", have become popular standards. The production won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Libretto, and it is the only musical production to win Tony Awards in all four acting categories." WikipediaPinza (1892-1957) spent 22 seasons at the Metropolitan Opera, appearing in over 750 performances of 50 operas. "After leaving the Metropolitan, at the age of 56, he began a second career in musical comedy, operetta and musical films, scoring an enormous success on Broadway in South Pacific (1949, Rodgers and Hammerstein). Pinza was unquestionably the most richly gifted and most accomplished Italian bass of his day." Desmond Shawe-Taylor in Grove Music Online. A fine association copy, linking the composer, lyricist, and foremost interpreter of a leading role in one of Rodgers's most enduring Broadway musicals. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        South Pacific... Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd Book by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd and Joshua Logan Adapted from James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-Winning "Tales of the South Pacific" Book and Musical Numbers Staged by Joshua Logan Scenery and Lighting by Jo Mielziner Costumes by Motley Musical Director Salvatore Dell'Isola Orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett Vocal Score (Edited by Dr. Albert Sirmay). Price Paper Bound.... $6.00 Cloth Bound.... $8.00. [Piano-vocal score]

      [New York]: Chappell [PN 757-], [1949]. Quarto. Full mid-blue cloth with titling gilt to upper. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list, verso blank), 1f. (recto description of setting, verso blank)), 1f. (recto table of contents, verso blank), 5-172 pp. With a presentation inscription signed by both composer and lyricist to the noted Italian operatic bass Ezio Pinza (Emile de Becque in the first performance of the work) to free front endpaper: "For Ezio with affection and gratitude from Dick and Oscar," dated "Xmas '49." Together with: An attractive photograph of Rodgers, Pinza, and Mary Martin (Nellie Forbush in the first performance of the work) depicting Rodgers at the piano with Pinza and Martin on either side. 239 x 279 mm. Slightly worn; small crack to left margin not affecting image. First Edition of the complete work. Fuld p. 54. First performed at the Majestic Theatre in New York on April 7, 1949 with Ezio Pinza as Emile de Becque. "[South Pacific] premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate hit, running for 1,925 performances... Rodgers and Hammerstein believed they could write a musical based on Michener's work that would be financially successful and, at the same time, would send a strong progressive message on racism... The original Broadway production enjoyed immense critical and box-office success, became the second-longest running Broadway musical to that point (behind Rodgers and Hammerstein's earlier Oklahoma! (1943)), and has remained popular ever since. After they signed Ezio Pinza and Mary Martin as the leads, Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote several of the songs with the particular talents of their stars in mind... Several of its songs, including "Bali Ha'i", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair", "Some Enchanted Evening", "There Is Nothing Like a Dame", "Happy Talk", "Younger Than Springtime", and "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy", have become popular standards. The production won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Libretto, and it is the only musical production to win Tony Awards in all four acting categories." Wikipedia Pinza (1892-1957) spent 22 seasons at the Metropolitan Opera, appearing in over 750 performances of 50 operas. "After leaving the Metropolitan, at the age of 56, he began a second career in musical comedy, operetta and musical films, scoring an enormous success on Broadway in South Pacific (1949, Rodgers and Hammerstein). Pinza was unquestionably the most richly gifted and most accomplished Italian bass of his day..." Desmond Shawe-Taylor in Grove Music Online. A fine association copy, linking the composer, lyricist, and foremost interpreter of a leading role in one of Rodgers's most enduring Broadway musicals.

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        Doors Open

      Hodder & Stoughton. Hardcover. B002B9D8OS 1st edition, 1949, hardback in blue cloth board covers with black lettering, and with dust jacket, 288 pages | gently read copy - clean,bright covers; spine is very slightly cocked (slanted) with front board closing approx 1mm to right of back board | there is a small handwritten '1949' on front free endpaper, otherwise free of name, notes etc; some dust spotting to upper and side text blocks | dust jacket with design by Bip Pares, shows moderate general wear, with some loss from edges and a scuff at tail of spine; it has not been price clipped | professional booksellers based in the UK | we package with great care and usually dispatch within 24hrs, always within two working days | please request scans or further information on any of our listings, which are all in stock and ready to be dispatched

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        L'Europe buissonnière

      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. Editions Jean Froissart Paris 1949 14x24cm broché

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        L'Art Brut Prefere Aux Arts Culturels

      Galerie Rene Drouin, Paris 1949 - Stapled, tan wraps with black titles. Very light edge and corner wear but with aging, toning of rather inexpensive paper on which this catalogue was published. A few interior pages have dogears. This is a copy of the uncommon catalogue with which the artist, Jean Dubuffet, introduced Art Brut to the world. Dubuffet defined Art Brut as "art created outside the boundaries of official culture; Dubuffet focused particularly on art by those on the outside of the established art scene, such as psychiatric hospital patients and children." In the US we now call this "outsider art," a term which encompasses most self-taught artists. This show at Galerie Rene Drouin came moslry from Dubuffet's collection and introduced such artists as Aloyse, Miguel Hernandez, Jean Mar, Raymond Gie, and many, many others. Today art brut/outsider art has become a vibrant part of museum collections and gallery exhibitions, but, in many ways, the acceptance of this art began with this show and its catalogue. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Unpaginated pages [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Writer's Notebook

      London: William Heinemann,, 1949. Octavo. Original quarter vellum, dark blue cloth sides, black morocco label to spine gilt, publisher's motif to front cover in blind, top edge gilt. With the card slipcase, as issued. A fine copy. First edition, signed limited issue. Number 461 of 1,000 copies signed by the author. It was published simultaneously with the trade edition.

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        Typed Letter Signed from Albert Einstein to Chaim Weizmann

      Princeton: np, 1949. First. nb. Fine. ALBERT EINSTEIN CONGRATULATES CHAIM WEIZMANN ON THE RE-DEDICATION OF THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE IN REHOVOT ISRAEL. SIGNED "A. Einstein". Einstein was a passionate supporter of Jewish education. In 1921 he met Chaim Weizmann, the future president of Israel, and agreed to travel to America with Weizmann to raise funds for the creation of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. As he explained at the time to his friend Maurice Solovine: "I am not at all eager to go to America but am doing it only in the interests of the Zionists, who must beg for dollars to build educational institutions in Jerusalem and for whom I act as high priest...I do what I can to help those in my tribe who are treated so badly everywhere." And to Friedrich Zangger: "On Saturday I'm off to America - not to speak at universities (though there will probably be that, too, on the side) but rather to help in the founding of the Jewish University in Jerusalem. I feel an intense need to do something for this cause." Einstein traveled across America for two months with Weizmann and the two developed a close relationship, at the same time successfully campaigning for the new university. At the end of his trip, writing to his good friend Michele Besso, he noted: "Two frightfully exhausting months now lie behind me, but I have the great satisfaction of having been very useful to the cause of Zionism and of having assured the foundation of the university... It is a wonder I was able to hold out. But now it is over, and there remains the beautiful feeling of having done something truly good..." (Quotes from "Project Einstein" website.) In this letter, on Einstein's personal Princeton letterhead and dated October 20, 1949, Einstein writes to Weizmann in Rehovot, Israel (translated from the original German): Dear Mr. Weizmann, I send my kindest wishes to you and the members of the Weizmann Institute in Rechovoth on the occasion of its official opening. On the basis of what has become known of the Institute, we can hope that it will contribute successfully to the economic and intellectual development of Israel. With kind regards, Your [signed] A. Einstein Albert Einstein The Weizmann Institute of Science was officially named in honor of Chaim Weizmann (a scientist himself) on November 2, 1949 and is currently a highly respected research institute offering graduate and post-graduate degrees in the natural and exact sciences, and whose overall mission is to "advance science for the benefit of humanity." It was established in 1934 - fourteen years before the state of Israel - but re-named the "Weizmann Institute" in 1949. Princeton: October 20, 1949. One 8x11 inch sheet of Einstein's blind-stamped letterhead. Fine condition with only the usual folds. An extraordinary letter uniting two of the most important Jewish figures of the twentieth century in their common cause of expanding and developing Jewish educational institutions.

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        LIBERTAD BAJO PALABRA por. A la Orilla del Mundo. Asueto. Vigilias. El Girasol. Puerta Condenada. Himno entre Ruinas.

      Tezontle, México 1949 - 1ª ed. 12x20. 134pp. 1h. Rústica. Muy buen ejemplar. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 4 Euros.

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        Improvements in or relating to the Transmutation of Chemical Elements. British patent, No.:] 630,726.

      [Leamington Spa, His Majestry's Stationary Office by the Currier Press] 1949 - Application date: 1934. 8vo. Extracted with traces after stitching in left margin. With a small stamp to top of first leaf. Fine and clean. 8 pp. + 5 plates [depicting 8 figures], 2 of them being detached. Scarce original printed patent for what is one of the most important invention in the second half of the twentieth century, namely the nuclear chain reaction. Szilárd realized that if a nuclear reaction produced neutrons, which then caused further nuclear reactions, the process might be self-perpetuating, thereby anticipating Hahn and Strassman's discovery of fission by five years and the famous Fermi-patent (patent no. 465,045. PMM 422A) by a year. Furthermore Szilard introduced the concept of a 'critical mass': "if the thickness is larger than the critical value [...] it can produce an explosion" (from the present patent), the earliest understanding that a chain reaction potentially can lead to an explosion - that is the Atom-Bomb. The patent was entirely theoretical when filed, Szilard had no idea whether a nuclear chain reaction was possible, or what materials might sustain one, a fact which caused many of his colleagues initially to dismiss it as being too speculative. However, after the discovery of fission in late 1938/early 1939, the visionary aspects of Szilard's work suddenly became evident. Szilard filed for the patent in June 1934 and it was granted to him in April 1935. It was, however, not published until 1949, the reason for this was: "Szilard had a theoretical understanding of what substances might work to release energy and produce radioactive substances via chain reaction. The funds he needed to confirm his theory were not available to him. By 1936 Szilard became so concerned about the possiblity of Nazi scientists understanding his patents and using them to construct an atomic bomb, that he asked the British Patent Office to withdrew the patents and to assign them to the Royal Navy in secret. This was done. The patents were not published until 1949. In the meantime, the patents were passed to the University of California, San Diego. They reside in archives there today." (Paul Langley's Nuclear History). "Nuclear Scientist Szilard started work in nuclear physics in 1934, at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, England, and by the late 1930s, he had become part of the distinguished group of top atomic scientists. In London, Szilard started to experiment with Thomas A. Chalmers on radioactive elements. They produced a method for the separation of a radioactive element from the mass of the stable element. They also separated photo neutrons from beryllium, a process that ultimately resulted in the possibility for inducing the fission process that was of critical importance for war-related nuclear research. This discovery later provided the key to the problem of the chain reaction. Szilard also found that radium-beryllium photo neutrons represented a useful tool in nuclear research. His British experiments proved of value for the discovery and investigation of neutron emission of uranium on which a chain reaction is based. Szilard was invited to the Clarendon Laboratory in Oxford in 1935." (DSB).In 1941 the Nobel laureate Eugene P. Wigner recalled that Szilard's patent applications of 1934-1935 contained references to pure neutron chains, in which the links of the chain are formed by neutrons of the mass number 1 alone. "In spring 1934 Szilard applied for a provisional British patent on a chain-reacting system based on the concept that beryllium may give off two neutrons when reacting with one slow neutron. A year later he filed a patent application, a part of which was assigned to the British Admiralty as a sealed secret. Szilard's patents described methods of production of fast protons, one of which became the cyclotron, as well as the production of radioactive elements by bombardment of fast protons and alpha-particles by neutrons. His patents also included a method for the artificial production of radioactive bodies based on a process discovered by Enrico Fermi." (DSB)

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        Fernand Landeacuteger et le nouvel espace

      

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        Cimetière Marin. Illustré par Gio Colucci

      Paris: Guido Colucci, 1949. Colucci, Gio. Small folio, 12.5 x 9.75 inches. One of 10 copies on Arches paper with an additional signed illustration, and a suite of the drawings in black (tirage de tête). Total edition of 160; all copies were colored by hand by the artist. Typography with marine ornaments by P. Mersch, L.Seitz & Cie. Three-quarter green morocco, original wrappers preserved, spine tooled in gilt and blind, with fantasy marbled papers, gilt top. Spine faded. Some offsetting from the text pages. Only two copies are listed on OCLC (none in the U.S.). Colucci's successes came in the years after the second world war, with retrospectives in Paris (1955) and New York (1959), with Gino Severini he founded the École d'Art Italien in Paris (1956), however he died poor and forgotten in 1974.

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        Chansonnier à Buchenwald, Chanoir

      Editions Henrys, Paris 1949 - 1/450. Folio. 39, [7]pp. Uncut. Original printed dust-jacket over stiff wrappers. Striking color frontispiece by L. Templier. This poignant collection of 8 songs composed and sung in Buchenwald by Chanoir, a French political prisoner, is illustrated with 16 original lithographs (7 in duo-tone and 9 in b/w) by P. Jardel. Each lithograph depicts and documents the struggle for existence that characterized life for the prisoners amidst the daily horrors of the camp. One of 450 copies on pur fil du Marais paper, of which this is No. 99. Dust-jacket age-toned on spine and along edges. Some creasing to spine. Text in French. DJ in overall good- to good, wrappers and interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A l'aube de mon destin, sept ans aux Ballets Russes

      First edition, one of 30 numbered copies on white vellum of Rives, only large paper.Publishers'Full binding sky mouse gray, smooth back, guards and contreplats marbled paper.Frontispiece, a portrait of the author by Jean Cocteau, iconography.Nice copy. Albin Michel Paris 1949 19,5x24,5cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        A Map of Yorkshire.

      British Railways. 1949. Color lithograph poster, sheet 40 x 49 3/4 inches. Poster was folded, now mounted on linen minimising fold wear, minor creasing, small paper loss at some fold intersections, couple of edge tears (all now barely visible). Brightly colored map by Estra Clark, featuring Yorkshire's historical and tourist sites. There are two beautiful cartouches celebrating the industry and agriculture of the region: West Riding - Industry and North & East Ridings - Farming & Fishing.

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        Haute surveillance

      First retail edition, an advance (service de presse) copy. Handsome autograph inscription signed by Jean Genet to (Maurice) Merleau-Ponty.Spine slightly faded, paper yellowed as usual (given the inferior quality of the paper), complete with its advertising slip. Gallimard Paris 1949 14,5x21cm broché

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        Cartel: 46a Exposición del Taller Torres - García. Pintura constructiva planista. Pintura a 3 dimensiones, Ateneo de Montevideo. Abierta desde el 22 de abril a las 16 hs.

      Ateneo de Montevideo, Montevideo 1949 - LA ÚLTIMA EXPOSICIÓN EN VIDA DE TORRES GARCÍA. En 4º apaisado. 1 hoja. Preservado en carpeta entelada. Cartel de propaganda de la 46 Exposición del Taller Torres García, con 1 xilografía de un pez firmada J.T.G. THE LAST EXHIBITION IN THE LIFE OF TORRES GARCIA. Oblong, 4to. 1 leaf. Preserved in a cloth covered folder. Propaganda poster of the 46th Exposition of the Taller Torres García, with a woodcut of a fish signad J. T. G. 1 pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1949 - First Printing, one of 20,000 copies. Octavo; publisher's taupe cloth, with titles stamped in maroon and red on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 314,[2]pp. Fine in a Fine, unclipped example of the red variant dustjacket (priced $3.00), with only a pinpoint rubbed spot and a 4mm tear to crown to note. Vibrant in color, unworn and unfaded, without a trace of the ubiquitous toning to the white portions of the spine - rare thus. Superlative copy of Orwell's towering work of dystopian fiction, the vocabulary of which has become a part of the fabric of our culture. Basis for two notable film adaptations: Michael Anderson's 1956 film starring Edmund O'Brien, and the Michael Radford's later picture starring John Hurt and Richard Burton. Fenwick A12b; Connolly 100. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four.

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First edition of Orwell's classic dystopian novel. Octavo, original cloth. Small contemporary inscription to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. An superior example. Written while Orwell suffered severely from tuberculosis and published shortly before the disease claimed his life, the novel is a work "of hectic, devilish, claustrophobic intensity... nightmarish in the telling" (Clute & Nicholls, 896). In 2005, the novel was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. Named as one of Modern Library 100 Best Novels of the twentieth century. "It is quite simply a novel which has changed the world" (Pringle, 100 Best Science Fiction Novels 1). Fenwick A12a. Connolly 99. Anatomy of Wonder II:838. 100 Most Influential Books 93.

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        Livre de Cocktails.

      8vo., original printed wrappers. Illustrated with 10 colour plates and 25 caricature line drawings in the text by Félix Labisse. Front hinge neatly reinforced otherwise a very good copy. First edition, limited to 2175 copies. Inscribed by Bauwens on front-free endpaper. "A Monsieur ?. Voice quelques recettes qui rechaufferant les amateurs de bonnes choses, aussi fort que le chauffage au moyant, ce qui n'est pas peu dire - amities de l'auteur, Bruxelles, le 11 Novembre, 1950. Emile Bauwens." Bauwens was head barman at the Saint James Hotel in Brussels.

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        Portrait d'Aimé Césaire.

      Paris: Editions Fragrance,, 1949. Etching with drypoint on Montval paper with 'Montval and Corps Perdu' watermark. Sheet size 56.5 x 39.3 cm. Excellent condition. Edition of about 200 unnumbered. Signed in pencil lower left by Picasso. A proof printed together with the uncorrected title page of Corps Perdu. Picasso and poet Aimé Césaire (1913-2008) met in 1948 at the Communist-led World Congress of Intellectuals for Peace, in Wroclaw, Poland. Césaire had been the figurehead of the 1930s Negritude movement in France, a group of writers who hoped to foster a sense of shared heritage throughout the African diaspora, reasserting their identities in opposition to Western colonial perspectives. Both Picasso and Césaire challenged and renewed the conventions of their respective mediums, and, in addition to their interest in Communist politics and African art, they shared Surrealism's interest in dreams, the power of the unconscious mind, and the irrational and fantastic. Césaire's text explores society's brutal positing of the black man as half-human, half-beast, while Picasso's illustrations fuse male and female sexual organs with plant-inspired forms. (MoMA)

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Love in a Cold Climate

      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 MitfordRare.

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        Love In A Cold Climate - SIGNED by Nancy Mitford

      Hamish Hamilton, 1949 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 Mitfords great work signed.

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