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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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        Fine Autograph Letter signed to Mr Daniels, (Donald, 1921-1967, World Land & Sea Speed Record Holder)

      1949 - thanking him for "the photographs sent to me and taken by Mr Abell of Blue Bird and her crew, they were particularly appreciated as we have had little time to take any ourselves. I have nothing but the highest praise for the manner, from our point of view, in which Mr Abell conducted a task made more trying by most appalling weather conditions over a prolonged period. The cordial relations that existed between yourselves and the team were most gratifying .", 1 side 4to., The Black Bull, Coniston, Lancs, 10th August worn at folds, professionally repaired, various unrelated notes scribbled on the verso

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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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        Farewell to Arms (Latvian)

      1949. First Edition . Signed. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Ardievas Ierociem (Farewell to Arms). (Örebro, Sweden): Parnass, (1949). Octavo, original paper wrappers, uncut and unopened. $3500.First Latvian edition of A Farewell to Arms, Hemingway's own copy, warmly and humorously inscribed on the half title, “For Fraser Bragg Drew, from his friend Ernest Hemingway (Read this for home-work) EH.”Hemingway inscribed this volume to his friend Professor Fraser Drew. As a young teacher, Drew wrote a letter to which Hemingway responded with uncharacteristic kindness, signing six of Drew's books and presenting him with six more ""as an act of contrition"" for taking so long to return the books. Hemingway then invited Drew to visit, and on April 8, 1955, one year after Hemingway won the Nobel Prize, they spent a long afternoon discussing literature, later recounted by Drew in his article ""Unedited Notes on a Visit to Finca Vigia"" (in Bruccoli, Conversations With Ernest Hemingway, 89-98). At the end of Drew's visit Hemingway said ""Let's go up to the house and sign those books of yours."" Hemingway inscribed all the books Drew had brought with him and presented him with many others from his own collection, many of which were foreign translations; this volume is undoubtedly from that visit. A Farewell to Arms first published in 1929; this first Latvian edition was translated by Dzintars Sodums. Grissom, 714. Bookplate of Fraser Drew.Interior fine, only light wear to paper wrappers. A near-fine volume with a wonderful Hemingway inscription.

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        10 Photographs

      1949. First Edition . Signed. STETTNER, Louis. 10 PhotographsÂ… Introduction by Brassaï. Paris and New York: Two Cities, (1949). Large folio, six loose sheets and ten duotone plates, as issued, in original tan wrappers. Housed in a custom chemise and clamshell box. $5700.Limited first edition, unnumbered, one of only 265 copies, an exceptional portfolio collection of ten striking exhibition-size duotones after photographs by Louis Stettner, inscribed by him in French on the dedication leaf in the year of publication, “à le Sheriff. Avec Â… [unclear] Louis Stettner, Paris, Oct 22, 1949.”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 exhibition-size duotones, rarely found complete, contains finely composed images of silent streets and edgy urban portraiture—work that made Stettner a foundational touchstone for Robert Frank, William Klein and others. A leader in the humanist tradition that is at the core of his lifework, Stettner was widely praised for renouncing “his personality, his ‘IÂ’ 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.” His photographs are part of the permanent collections in New YorkÂ’s Metropolitan Museum and MoMA, and museums around the world. Text by Brassaï in French and English translation. Duotones fresh and clean, rarely found in such fine condition; very lightest edge-wear to fragile wrappers. An exceptional about-fine work.

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        Typed letter signed

      , 1949. 1949. Signed. WEIZMANN, Chaim. Typed letter signed. [Jerusalem]: March 19, 1949. Original letter, one leaf of presidential stationary, measuring 6-1/2 by 9 inches, typewritten on recto. $9000.Extraordinary letter typewritten in Hebrew and signed by Israel

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        Human Action: A Treatise on Economics

      Yale University Press, New Haven, CT. 1949 - 889pp.incl.index; HB gray w/blk.; some rub w/wear on edges&corners; PONinscrips.(ink&pencil),ft.endpapers; stickerghosts,endpapers; sml.stain,index&bk.endpaper; clean,tight pgs. DJ red w/white&blk.; rubbed w/lt.stain on cover w/stains on spine; chips&tears on edges; 'Third Printing' on spine. A counterweight of Keynes' "General Theory" & Marx's "Das Kapital" by the head of the "Austrian school" of economics.a philosophy of economics based on a lifetime of original writing and research. Third Printing, October, 1949. RARE Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Sporting Novels. (Plain or Ringlets - Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour - Ask Mama - Jorrock's Jaunts & Jollities - Mr. Fancy Romford's Hounds - Handley Cross)

      London: The Folio Society, 1949-54, 1949. 6 vols., 8-7/8" x 6", numerous full page color plates by John Leech & Henry Alken. Bound in fine 1/2 red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, spine panels tooled with sporting devices, gilt lettered tan and brown morocco spine labels, top edges gilt, by Truslove & Hanson, London. Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine.

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        Second World War

      1949. First Edition . Signed. CHURCHILL, Winston. The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy. London: Cassell, 1949-1954. Six volumes. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jackets. $21,000.Volumes II-VI first editions, Volume I expanded second edition, presentation/association copies, of Churchill's WWII masterpiece, part history and part memoir, written after he lost reelection as Prime Minister, inscribed in Volumes I, III, and IV in 1951 to close friend Richard Rhys, 9th Baron Dynevor; with a 1951 inscription to Rhys tipped in to Volume II.The six volumes of Churchill's masterpiece were published separately between 1948 and 1954. ""The Second World War is a great work of literature, combining narrative, historical imagination and moral precept in a form that bears comparison with that of the original master chronicler, Thucydides. It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature"" (Keegan, 175). With the Second World War, Churchill ""pulled himself back from humiliating defeat in 1945, using all his skills as a writer and politician to make his fortune, secure his reputation, and win a second term in Downing Street"" (Reynolds, xxiii).""Winston himself affirmed that 'this is not history: this is my case"" (Holmes, 285). Churchill was re-elected to the post of Prime Minister in 1951. Although preceded by the American editions, the English editions are generally preferred for their profusion of diagrams, maps, and facsimile documents. Volumes II to VI are first editions; Volume I is the expanded and revised ""new"" or second edition, published one year after the first edition, in a first edition dust jacket. Cohen A240.4. Woods A123b. Langworth, 254. Inscriptions in Volumes I and III read, ""Inscribed for Richard Rhys by Winston S. Churchill, 1951. Volume IV's inscription, signed in the year of publication, reads, ""To Richard Rhys by Winston S. Churchill, 1951."" Volume II has Churchill's inscription tipped in to the half title: ""Inscribed for Richard Rhys by Winston S. Churchill, 1951,"" and also has Rhys' pencil ownership signature, as do Volumes I and III. Richard Rhys, 9th Baron Dynevor, a Welsh aristocrat and patron of the arts, was a theater producer and a publisher. A founder of the Merlin Theatre group, Rhys was also a director of Black Raven Press. In addition to Rhys, Churchill knew many members of his family circle.Interiors fine; some spotting and rubbing to original cloth. Light wear to extremities of bright dust jackets with light toning to spines (as often) and one mark of soiling to the lower front panel of Volume III dust jacket. An overall near-fine set with wonderful provenance.

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        Der Feldweg.

      Frankfurt a. M., Klostermann, 1949. 7 S. OBrosch. Erstdruck in 400 Expl., nicht für den Buchhandle bestimmt. Mit einer eighd. Widm., dat. 28. XI. `49. - Sehr schönes Expl. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Philosophie; Widmungsexemplare

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        De tranen der acacia's. (Gesigneerd, opdracht)

      - Amsterdam, Van Oorschot, 1949. Linnen met stofomslag [ontwerp Juus Hartman]. 428 p. 1e druk. Omslag heeft een scheur van 4 cm, maar is overigens compleet. Sellotapegeest op schutbladen. Goed exemplaar.* Exemplaar met latere, handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van de auteur op de Franse titel: 'Gesigneerd voor Dick Baartse,/ omdat hij 2 april jarig is./ W.F. Hermans/ Amsterdam, 7 maart 1984'. Dirk Baartse was samen met Bob Polak de stuwende kracht achter het Hermans-magazine. Het zeldzame stofomslag is in meer dan goede staat. JS 27 (zoek de verschillen). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed

      1949. Signed. REAGAN, Ronald. Autograph letter signed. London, March 4, 1949. Two sheets of blue Savoy Hotel London stationery, each measuring 6 by 8 inches, and matching envelope. $6500.Rare and desirable two-page autograph letter signed by Ronald Reagan, written while filming in London, endorsing a plan discussed in his correspondent's previous letters and discussing the failure of the Protestant Church to attract the laity through the use of its most famous and successful members as the Catholic Church has done.The wonderful two-page letter written entirely in Ronald Reagan's own hand, reads in full: ""March 4. Dear Robert, Your letter has just been forwarded on to me here in London where I'm making a picture at present, which I hope will explain the tardiness of this reply. With regard to your plan I can only say it sounds very practical and worthwhile. It is an approach to the weakest link in our church set up which is the relationship between the church itself and the 'lay world.' The Catholic Church has capitalized for years on those of their 'laity' who achieve some fame or success and has used them as window dressing much as a college uses a football team etc. I think your plan is a splendid idea and should receive the close attention of the Church. More Power to you. Sincerely, Ronald Reagan."" Reagan likely wrote this letter during the filming of The Hasty Heart, one of Reagan's better films, set at the end of WWII at a military hospital in Burma. It was one of many Anglo-American co-productions of the period and is perhaps most notable as one of the films that Reagan starred in with Patricia Neal. It was the height of Reagan's career and he was already political, testifying before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. The church business discussed in the letter most likely relates to the Disciples of Christ. Reagan was baptized into the Disciples and was quite devoted to it in his younger years, teaching Sunday School and becoming involved in acting-related activities within the Church. Many argue that he got his start there. He remained part of a Disciples of Christ congregation until the 1960s when he became a Presbyterian. Original mailing stamps and markings.Fine condition.

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        10 Photographs

      , 1949. 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

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        Typed letter signed

      1949. Signed. WEIZMANN, Chaim. Typed letter signed. [Jerusalem]: March 19, 1949. Original letter, one leaf of presidential stationary, measuring 6-1/2 by 9 inches, typewritten on recto. $9000.Extraordinary letter typewritten in Hebrew and signed by IsraelÂ’s first president, Chaim Weizmann. Written and signed in Hebrew.The letter, written in Hebrew on the official stationery of the president of Israel, reads: “State of Israel. Office of the President. 18 Adar 5709. March 19, 1949. Dr. Chaim Weizmann. [To] Member of Knesset Dr. Zerah Wahrhaftig. Tel Aviv. Dear Member of Knesset. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your best wishes. The Zionist Organization and the People of Israel have blessed me with a high and lofty position and a great honor. This honor, though, is a weighty one at my age and in view of the state of my health. I pray in my heart that I may be worthy of the position, and that history will keep me from any quarrels and internal strife, which, most unfortunately, are frequent in postwar countries. With great appreciation, [signed] Chaim Weizmann. President of Israel. Copy: Secretariat of the Knesset.”Chaim WeizmannÂ’s importance in bringing about the establishment of the state of Israel cannot be overestimated. He was one of IsraelÂ’s most important statesmen, having used his skills in diplomacy to convince British Prime Minister Balfour of the importance of Palestine as a Jewish homeland, which resulted in the Balfour Declaration. “The Declaration, which was WeizmannÂ’s primary achievement, was a turning point in modern Jewish history. The idea of restoring Jewish political nationhood had passed from fantasy into the world of politics. A leading diplomatic historian has described WeizmannÂ’s role as ‘the greatest act of diplomatic statesmanship of the First World WarÂ… The spectacular nature of his achievement had made him the central figure in the public life of the Jewish people; he was recognized as such by Jews and non-Jews alike. His position in international life even conveyed a premonition of Jewish sovereignty. Heads of state, ministers, and high officials, behaved toward him as though he were already president of a sovereign nation equal in status to their own. He and they knew that this was not strictly true; but something in his presence and in their own historic imagination forbade them to break the spell.” In addition, “President Truman, in direct response to WeizmannÂ’s letter, had authorized the recognition of Israel by the United States,” immediately after it had declared its independence on May 14, 1948, ensuring that many others in the United Nations would do so. Due to these, and numerous other diplomatic achievements on behalf of Israel, “in February 1949, the first elected parliament of Israel, meeting specially in Jerusalem, elevated Weizmann from the presidency of the Provisional State Council to the title of president of the State of Israel.” (Encyclopedia Judaica). Weizmann official assumed office on February 17, 1949. This letter, composed scarcely one month later, was printed so soon after the founding of the state of Israel that the official stationery lacks the familiar official emblem of the state of Israel (a menorah and olive branches) that would adorn all later stationery. Unfortunately, the concerns about his health that Weizmann voices in this letter would prove to be well-founded; he passed away in 1952, before the completion of his term of office. Weizmann wrote this letter to one of the KnessetÂ’s most distinguished statesmen and intellectuals. Legal and religious scholar Rabbi Dr. Zerah Wahrhaftig emigrated to Israel in 1947, and very quickly became a political leader. He was one of the original signers of the Israeli Declaration of Independence, served in the Knesset from the founding of the State of Israel until 1981, served as Minister of Religions in the Prime MinisterÂ’s cabinet, led the National Religious Party, was a lecturer at Hebrew University, and helped to found Bar Ilan University. Two round holes punched in margin, with number written in pencil. Faint creases from folding. A superb letter, with wonderful content and provenance.

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        Amities de Montmartre. Poemes Inedits de Jean Vertex. Illustrations originales a l'eau-forte de Maurice Utrillo, Lucie Valore, Pablo Picasso et Bernard Lamotte

      Paris: Francois Bernouard, 1949 - AN EXCEPTIONAL COPY OF THIS IMPORTANT LIVRE D'ARTISTE, WITH PENCIL-SIGNED ETCHINGS BY MAURICE UTRILLO AND HIS WIFE, LUCIE VALORE. This book is a collection of poems about Montmartre by Vertex (there is even a poem dedicated to Utrillo and Valore!), illustrated with reproductions of drawings by many artists associated with Montmartre, including Marie Laurencin, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Dignimont, Laprade, Charles Guerin, and Roger Wild. Also illustrated with THREE LOOSE HORS-TEXTE ORIGINAL ETCHINGS, one each by Utrillo, Valore, and Bernard Lamotte (this copy lacks the etching by Picasso). All three etchings are signed in the plate. THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING ASSOCIATION COPY printed for Robert Conchon. On the verso of the title-page is a fine watercolor by Vertex, with a signed presentation inscription to Conchon. Furthermore, THE ETCHINGS BY UTRILLO AND VALORE ARE SIGNED IN PENCIL BY THE ARTISTS. Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955), among the greatest of modern artists, married his fellow artist (and former patron) Lucie Valore (1878-1967) in 1935, after she had been widowed. Utrillo made very few original prints, and signed impressions are of the utmost rarity. From a total edition of 110 numbered copies, this is ONE OF ONLY 15 BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED ON FINE MARAIS WOVE PAPER. From the private collection of Sylvan Cole (1918-2005), the leading American print dealer. Large folio. Loose as issued in wraps. UNCUT AND UNOPENED. A few creases to extreme margin of half-title, else FINE AND BRIGHT. In the original (lightly worn) board chemise and slipcase. Utrillo was surely Montmartre's most emblematic artist, and the signed etchings by him and his wife make this a truly wonderful book. Since these etchings are loose (as issued), they are ready for framing. IMPORTANT NOTE: During March, 2006, hundreds of prints represented as being from "the Sylvan Cole collection" were sold at public auction. In fact, ALL of these items were from his leftover gallery inventory, not his private collection. As far as I know, the few items I offer from Sylvan's collection are the ONLY items anywhere on the market which are actually from his private collection (which he kept in his apartment, not his gallery). I acquired them all directly from Sylvan (my uncle), mainly in spring, 2005. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed. With Viva Zapata Screenplay

      1949. First Edition . Signed. (ZANUCK, Daryl) STEINBECK, John. Autograph letter signed. Pacific Grove, California: November 4, 1949. WITH: Viva Zapata! Screenplay. WITH: John Steinbeck and Twentieth Century-Fox Film CorporationÂ… Legal Department. New York: Twentieth Century-Fox Film, 1949, 1951. Three items. Single original leaf (8-1/2 by 11 inches) of onionskin letterhead in manuscript on the recto. WITH: Quarto (8-1/2 by 11 inches), mimeograph manuscript in typescript on rectos only, original printed yellow wrappers, bound with brads as issued. WITH: Ten leaves of facsimile (8-1/2 by 11 inches) loose. Together housed in a custom folding chemise and slipcase. $8000.November 4, 1949 autograph letter signed by Steinbeck to film producer Daryl Zanuck, reporting SteinbeckÂ’s optimism at the progress of his original screenplay for the film Viva Zapata!, SteinbeckÂ’s letter in this rare collection with a May 16, 1951 original final shooting screenplay for the film, which premiered in 1952 starring Marlon Brando and directed by Elia Kazan, with SteinbeckÂ’s Oscar-nominated script hailed as a “towering achievementÂ… unquestionably his finest work in the genre,” housed together with ten loose leaves of facsimile documenting SteinbeckÂ’s legal contracts on the film with Twentieth Century-Fox Film, in a handsome custom folding chemise and half morocco slipcase.""Steinbeck's towering achievement in film is most embodied by Viva Zapata!, a film Robert Morseberger regards as 'unquestionably his finest work in the genreÂ… When Viva Zapata! finally appeared on the screen in 1952, it was the culmination not only of 20 years of study, but also Steinbeck's apprenticeship in writing for HollywoodÂ…Unlike F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner or Ernest HemingwayÂ… Steinbeck had great successes on the big screenÂ… Over the course of his career, Steinbeck was three times nominated for the screenwriting Academy Award, while his films, more generally, garnered 25 Academy Award nominations, ultimately winning fourÂ… On the film's release, with Marlon Brando in the lead, Viva Zapata! electrified audiences. It earned Steinbeck an Academy Award nomination for best story and screenplay; Marlon Brando earned an Oscar nomination for best actor, while Anthony Quinn actually won the Oscar for best supporting actor. Indeed, Morseberger ranks Viva Zapata! as one of the four 'most memorable filmsÂ… placing it in the elite company of High Noon, Singin' in the Rain, and The Quiet Man"" (Price, ""Champion of the Common Man,"" in Bloom, John Steinbeck, 47-48). The very scarce autograph letter in this collection, entirely in Steinbeck's hand, is dated three years before the film's 1952 premiere and many years after he began work on the screenplay. The letter—included with the ""shooting final"" screenplay of Viva Zapata! in the original wrappers of Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation—captures his near elation at this turning point in the project that consumed so many years of his life. Steinbeck, who ""had been reading about Emiliano Zapata since the early 1930s,"" here writes Fox producer Daryl Zanuck with evident relief about his screenplay (Railsback and Meyer, 411). The letter is on a single leaf of onionskin personal letterhead with his Pacific Grove address: ""John Steinbeck, 147 Eleventh Street, Pacific Grove, California."" It reads: ""November 4, 49, Dear Daryl: It was a brilliant thing to send me Jules Buck. He is a hell of a man. We work well together, are going very fast and I think a good script is coming out of it. I am extremely pleased. Just a note, John Steinbeck."" Together with Steinbeck's letter and the screenplay are ten loose facsimile leaves, the file copies of legal agreements between Steinbeck and Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, including a four-page, ""Modification Agreement"" dated ""November 23, 1949"" and a six-page ""Assignment,"" with the date of ""February 5, 1951."" ""The idea for a screenplay on the life of the Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata came to Steinbeck in the midst of writing the shooting script of The Pearl."" He went to Mexico in June 1948 to begin research on the figure he revered as ""'one of the greatest men who ever livedÂ… Steinbeck continued to return to Mexico for short periods, especially between July and November 1948, and later in January 1949. He prided himself with interviewing every eyewitness he could find"" (Railsback & Meyer, 4110. Despite a journalistic diligence that surpassed the reportage behind his novel, The Grapes of Wrath (1939), Steinbeck struggled with the screenplay, and ""the more false starts he made, the more frightened he became."" On returning to Mexico in 1949, he optimistically ""reported 'I think this script must be excellentÂ… He had the old excitement again and he was 'writing like a fiend."" Yet that same fall he was back ""in Pacific Grove, still struggling with ZapataÂ… Nearly all his writing time over the past few years had been spent on Zapata"" (Benson, 626, 630, 650). The film did not become a reality until Steinbeck's friend, director Elia Kazan, ""obtained a development deal with [producer] Daryl ZanuckÂ… At Zanuck's request, Steinbeck sent what material he had, and then Zanuck handed it over to his assistant, producer and scenarist Jules BuckÂ… [who] was taken aback when he was given a stack of paper some three or four inches thick. 'It was,' Buck remembers, 'a very definitive breakdown of the revolution, the causes— it was magnificent— and of Zapata, the history. A master's degree is what he had, together with a Ph.D. Except it wasn't a screenplayÂ… Zanuck asked Buck if he could get a script out of Steinbeck in about four weeks Â… John, who had been 'in hiding' somewhere in Hollywood, and Jules met and liked each other immediately."" Soon Jules traveled to Pacific Grove and settled in as the two began to work through the material. In a later interview Buck recalled one morning when he said, ""'Okay, John, today's the day.' I typed 'Zapata,' and then I said, 'Give me the words,' and by God, he gave me the wordsÂ… Jules sat at John's battered old IBM typewriter, while John alternately sat, paced the room, or returned to a corner to think and work something outÂ… He and Jules worked well together, and their progress was very rapidÂ… In fact they finished a first draft in eleven days"" (Benson, 653-4). The result was ""a draft both Zanuck and Kazan thought could be shaped into a shooting script. It was this manuscript that Kazan, Steinbeck and Zanuck discussed at length during a long weekendÂ… at Zanuck's Palm Springs home in spring 1950Â… Kazan and Steinbeck returned to New York, where they put in an intense two months on the script, Kazan sitting at the typewriter, asking Steinbeck for new or revised dialogue"" (Schickel, Elia Kazan, 237-8). Viva Zapata! premiered in early February 1952. Critics continue to praise Viva Zapata! as ""the best film produced from a screenplay by John Steinbeck"" (Railsback & Meyer, 414).Also included here is the first English edition, published the same year as the American first, of Zapata: The Little Tiger (1991), which includes the previously unpublished introduction, commentary, and script for the film Viva Zapata! (the screenplay was published in 1975, but the important introduction and commentary render this a new edition). Screenplay containing several blue revision leaves with heading, ""Revised—'Viva Zapata!'—6/2/51""; front wrapper with inkstamp at lower right corner, ""Received New York Legal Dept. Feb 5""; number ""71 at lower right corner, ""255"" at upper left corner. Date of ""May 16, 1951 on front wrapper, and on initial leaf with intact coupon, ""Received from Stenographic Dept,"" and on title page. Letter with small penciled letter in an unidentified hand; two small file holes at upper margin not affecting text. Screenplay with ""Env. 1762"" and ""2480.27"" in unidentified hand on upper right corner of front wrapper. Small penciled initials to rear blank.An exceptional collection in fine condition.

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