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         Samara.

      Jonathan Cape, London., 1949. First edition. Octavo. 206 pages. The author's very scarce first novel, an adventure story set in French North Africa. Presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author to the American humourist and author, S.J. Perelman: "Norman Lewis - this was the first & most hesitant attempt of the above Explorer of Exotic milieux - Sid Perelman's copy." Perelman was instrumental in getting the whole of Norman Lewis's The Honoured Society serialised in the New Yorker.Very good indeed in very good price-clipped dustwrapper, designed by Hans Tisdall, tanned and a little defective at head and tail of spine and a little torn, nicked and creased at the edges.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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         The Lottery

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (First state with the "fs" logo on the copyright page. Jacket has correct first issue price of $2.75 and correct back panel and flap info: "Farrar, Straus Company/ 53 East 34th Street, New York 16, N. Y.") 306 p. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Offsetting to end papers, cloth is bit grubby, worn at tips. Jacket has some chips missing along edges,scratch on front panel, small piece of archival mending tissue on verso near foot, price intact. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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         Nineteen Eighty-Four

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Advance Review Copy. Softcover. Very Good. Pale wraps printed in brown. Advance reading copy of the first American edition. Very Good with toning, wear and soiling to wraps. Bumped corners. Erased pencil notation to half title page, and browning to the copyright and adjacent page from a clipping formerly laid in. An uncommon format, which also states "First American Edition" on the copyright page.

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         The Little Sister

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first impression. 249 pp. Original first issue reddish orange cloth with blue lettering. Fine in Very Good dust jacket with spine panel sunned, chipped at ends and worn along edges, and a bit creased down middle. Teeny hole in front flap below price ($2.50). A very nice copy of the fifth Philip Marlowe novel in its surreal jacket designed by Boris Artzybasheff.

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         Nineteen Eighty-Four

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First British edition, first printing. Good. Lean to spine. Cloth a bit grubby, foxed and faded at spine. Ding to top edge. Foxing to edge of page block, prelims and terminals. Previous owner book plate to front paste down. Lacking the dust jacket.

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         Les Illuminations

      1949. LÉGER, Fernand.Les Illuminations. By Arthur Rimbaud, with a preface by Henry Miller. Illustrated with 15 original lithographs by Fernand Léger, of which 12 are hand-coloured by pochoir or freehand. Folio, loose as issued in original wrappers in a recent half morocco chemise and slipcase. Lausanne: Grosclaude, 1949.A fine copy of this important book by Leger. The plates were coloured using stencils and freehand, and the number of plates coloured and the colours differ from copy to copy. In this copy twelve of the plates are coloured, which is the maximum number possible, since three of the plates were never coloured. This is one of the edition 25 copies on Velin teinte lourd, accompanied by the suite on Chine, in black and white. This copy does not contain the original gouache, but does contain additional coloured copies of the lithographs, apres le deluge and phrases, both annotated bon a tirer and signed in pencil by Léger, as well as a third plate in black and white also annotated and signed.. The total edition is 395 copies. The colophon is also signed by Fernand Léger as well as the publisher.Saphire.Fernand Leger: the Complete Graphic Work. 24-38.

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         A season in Hell: Une saison en enfer

      Lehmann 1949 - First Edition. John Lehmann 1949 1st Edition. Text in french and English. Full page illus. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good in similar age toned unclipped dj held in a clear protective cover. Faintly age toned pages Binding tight, text and images bright. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Signed 1949 Photograph of Winston Churchill with a presentation letter from from his longtime friend and assistant, Eddie Marsh

      - This is a large, signed and dated, silver gelatin photograph featuring Winston Churchill from the lower torso up, in overcoat and bowler hat, standing before a microphone, speaking in an unidentified outdoor setting. This is a large photo, measuring 9.375 inches x 7.5 inches (24 cm x 19 cm) with an attached, signed mount extending an additional 2.75 inches (7 cm) below the image. The signature, in black ink in two lines, reads: "Winston S. Churchill | 1949". The affixed signature mount is age-toned, but Churchill's signature remains crisp and clear, with no spreading or fading of the ink. Provenance is provided by an accompanying holograph presentation letter on plain gray stationery. The letter bears the address "86 Walton St. SW3" and is dated "Nov 4th 1949". The letter reads: "Dear Sir, | I have great pleasure in sending | you this autograph of Mr. Churchill, | which Mr. Mark Gibbon told me | you would like to have. I am | afraid it has been a long time coming, | but as you know he is a very busy | man! | With kind regards | Yours very truly | Edward Marsh". Inked in a different hand at the top left corner of the letter is "Rec. 15.XI.49" indicating that the letter and photo were received eleven days after it is dated. It seems abundantly clear from both the photo itself and the accompanying presentation letter that the signature is original to the photograph. Thin, carefully applied tape affixed to the perimeter of the verso of the photo and the border between photo and signature mount gives every appearance of being original, evidenced by the telltale differential toning to the signature mount consonant with the tape. Condition of the photograph is excellent, with no appreciable creases, soiling, wear, or toning. The letter is affixed to a heavy piece of cardstock. The identity of the photo and letter recipient is unknown. The man who wrote the letter and conveyed the photo is, of course, quite well known. Sir Edward Howard "Eddie" Marsh (1872-1953) was Churchill's close friend and long-time assistant. In 1905, when Churchill chose Marsh as his Private Secretary, Marsh was "an obscure clerk in the West African Department" and Winston Churchill the newly appointed Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies. At the time, Marsh recalled in his memoirs "I had still not imagined that we could ever have anything in common." (Gilbert, II, pp.110-11) Nonetheless, this appointment became the basis of a lifelong friendship. Marsh "remained at his side in every Cabinet post he held for the next twenty-five years." (Gilbert, VIII, p.794) At the time this photograph was signed, Marsh had recently been helping edit Churchill's Second World War memoirs, "work on Volume 3 having advanced by the beginning of November to the verge of completion". (Gilbert, VIII, pp.494-5) In 1949, Churchill was not just writing history, but still trying to make it as well. Having done so much to win the war, Churchill faced frustration of his postwar plans when his wartime government fell to Labour in the General Election of July 1945. In 1949, Churchill was still Leader of the Opposition and would remain so until the October 1951 General Election, when Churchill’s Conservatives outpaced Labour, returning Churchill to 10 Downing Street for his second and final premiership. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Nineteen Eighty-Four; a novel

      Secker & Warburg, 1949 - Spine and edges somewhat sunned and with a little spotting, rather foxed at beginning, end and edges, but a very good copy in price-clipped, frayed and chipped and somewhat soiled red dust-wrapper which is sunned at the spine panel; ownership signature on front free end-paper; bookseller’s label on front pastedown. Preserved in specially made book-form box with leather label to spine [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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         Les Sculptures de Picasso

      Paris: Les Editions du Chêne 1949 - First Edition. Quarto. Illustrated with 216 black and white plates of Brassai's images of Picasso's sculpture. Former owner's brief signature to the front pastedown, light shelf wear, else a vibrant near fine copy with remnants of the original glassine, lightly spotted card slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, ABAA]
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         Magie der Schiene. Fotos Rene Groebli. Gedicht Albert Ehrismann.

      Zürich. Kubus-Verlag. 1949 - Auflage: Insgesamt 1000 Exemplare. 24 x 18 cm. 8 lose Bögen. OKarton-Mappe mit OBauchbinde. Mappe am Rücken etwas nachgedunkelt und gering knitterspurig. Am Kapital minimal bestoßen, Bauchbinde mit wenigen Einrissen. Insgesamt gutes bis noch sehr gutes Exemplar des empfindlichen Bandes. Vorsatz mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung von Rene Groebli an Wendelin Jung in grüner Tinte, datiert Zürich 11. März 1950, signiert Rene G. Eines von 700 nummerierten Exemplaren mit deutschem Begleittext (es erschienen weitere 300 Exemplare in Englisch) von Hans Ulrich Gasser und einem Gedicht von Albert Ehrismann sowie mit 14 Aufnahmen von Rene Groebli, hier die Nummer 324. Tiefdruck von Frederic Wahli, Lausanne; Buchdruck von Imprimerie Centrale, Lausanne; Papier von Papierfabrik Landquart, Landquart. Tafeln und Text sind in losen Bögen eingelegt. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Querido - Frank Hermann]
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         Hong Kong South Sheet. Hong Kong North Sheet. G.S.G.S. 3961.

      Reprinted from HIND 1015 Mar 1946 edition by War Office.1949. 2 large folded colour maps of the Hong Kong and surrounding region. Scale 1:80,000. South Sheet 75 x 101, folded 50.5 x 37.5cm. North Sheet 76 x 104.5, folded 38.1 x 52cm. Both maps in very good condition. These large detailed maps show a very different Hong Kong and the New Territories from that of today. Most of the area of the map shows a rural world with only Chung Wan or Victoria and a relatively small section of Kowloon urbanised. The key further emphasises this indicating villages, hamlets & buildings; roads, jeepable tracks; animal tracks, footpaths etc. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159576).

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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         A writer's notebook

      Doubleday & Company 1949 - - Doubleday & Company, New York 1949, 16x24,5cm, reliure de l'éditeur sous étui. - Edition originale américaine, un des 1000 exemplaires numérotés et signés par Somerset Maugham. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage rouge, dos lisse, tête dorée, étui comportant des accrocs sur les coupes conservé. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Original American edition, one of the 1000 numbered and signed by Somerset Maugham . Binding of the publisher in full red cardboard, smooth back, golden head, case with snags on the retained cuts. Pleasant copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         Judaica

      1949. Rare Edition in Hebrew: “Emile Zola / J’Accuse / 1898.” Hardcover, 92 pages, 6” x 9.5”. Jerusalem: Bialik Foundation, 1949. Soiled front and back free-endpapers, damaged spine. Uncut. No dust jacket. Bound between pages39 and 40 is a folded, four page, 10” x 13.5” reprint of the January 13, 1898 issue of the French newspaper “L’Aurore” with Zola’s “J’Accuse...!” letter to French President Felix Faure on the front page, in fine condition. Seven page “Prologue” by Leon Blum, signed by him in facsimile. Except for spine, in very good condition.

From “The Palestine Post,” September 30, 1949: “The Jewish Agency, through its Bialik Foundation, has repaid a debt due by all Jewry to Emile Zola in republishing in facsimile the issue of ‘L’Aurore,’ the newspaper containing his history-making article ‘J’Accuse....!’ 50 years after its explosive appearance in the midst of the Dreyfus affair ... It is fitting that it should be given anew to the generation which, by creating the State of Israel, has struck the most effective blow against the anti-Semitism which Zola fought so resoundingly. At the same time, the fact that the volume containing the reprint was prepared for publication last January but could not be issued till now owing to the siege conditions in Jerusalem early this year might well be taken as symbolic of the fact that vigilance must never be relaxed. The commemorative volume which being published by the Bialik Foundation, is naturally in Hebrew, contains a preface specially contributed by M. Leon Blum, who as a young lawyer took part in the preparation of the defence for Zola in the subsequent trial. Two translations of ‘J’Accuse....!’, one newly made by Itzhak Shenberg and one by A.A. Rakovsky in 1898, provide an instructive contrast between the fluid Hebrew of today and the stilted phraseology of then. There follows an appraisal by Mr. Benzion Dinaburg of the historic effects of Zola’s article, and a chronological record of the Dreyfus affair. The whole has been produced with the good paper, good print and general good taste that have come to be expected of the Bialik Foundation’s publications.”

Alfred Dreyfus (1859-1935), a Jewish French army officer, was accused of selling military secrets to the German military attaché. Convicted of treason in 1894 despite his protests of innocence and flimsy evidence, Dreyfus was imprisoned on Devil's Island. French novelist Emile Zola (1840-1902), who was Jewish, wrote a scathing letter to French President Felix Faure beginning “J'Accuse” which was published on the front page of the French newspaper “L’Aurore” on January 13, 1898. His letter led to an investigation which proved that the papers on which Dreyfus had been convicted were forged. Lieutenant Colonel Georges Picquart had found evidence that Major E.F. Esterhazy had engaged in espionage, not Dreyfus, and it was Esterhazy's handwriting that was found on the evidence incriminating Dreyfus. Instead of remedying the injustice, Picquart was removed from his post and the French staged anti-Semitic riots. Dreyfus, however, was given a second trial, and, although he was again found guilty, received a pardon from French President Emile Loubet who had succeeded Faure in 1899. Following yet another trial in which he tried to clear his name, in 1906, Dreyfus’ original conviction was finally set aside and he was restored to his rank and awarded the Legion of Honor.

The Dreyfus Affair brought Leon Blum (1872-1950) into politics. Campaigning as a Dreyfusard brought him into contact with socialist leader Jean Jaures whom he greatly admired. He began writing for the socialist daily newspaper and eventually joined the Socialist Party. Blum became France’s first Socialist and first Jewish Prime Minister, serving from 1936-1937 and March-April 1938. In 1940, after the fall of France, he was arrested by the Vichy government and indicted on charges of war guilt. Blum was freed by U.S. forces from a German concentration camp in May 1945. From December 1946 to January 1947 he headed a caretaker government, pending the election of the first President of the Fourth Republic. Leon Blum died six months after this book was published.


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         Journal du voleur

      Aux dépens d'un ami, Paris 1949 - Un volume, in-4, en feuilles, couverture lithographiée rempliée, chemise étui. 310 pages. Edition originale non mise dans le commerce, réservée aux souscripteurs et imprimée à 410 exemplaires, notre exemplaire est l'un des 400 sur vélin à la forme de Lana, le 453 signé par l'auteur. L'auteur rapporte dans une langue riche et raffinée son errance de 1932 à 1940 en Espagne où, comme il le dit lui-même : « La trahison, le vol et l'homosexualité sont les sujets essentiels de ce livre. » Exemplaire parfait. /// One volume, 4to, loose leaves, lithograph editor's wrappers, folder, slipcase. 300 pages. 1st edition, not issued for sale, a 410 copies print run. Ours one of the 400 printed on Lana vellum paper, for subscribers only, signed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Scriptorium d'Albi]
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         Picasso Lithographe , Vols. I- IV (Complete set without the original lithographs).

      Monte Carlo: André Sauret, Editions du Livre, 1949-1964.(). 4to. 4 vols. Original wraps, lacking the lithographed dust-jackets and frontispieces. Limited editions with all other text and plates present. Printed by Mourlot. One of 2500 copies printed. Very good in original glassine jacket.

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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. Presented float mounted in a white gold leaf frame with acrylic glass. 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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         Umbral de la independencia.

      Empresas Editoriales, S. A, México. 1949 - Características: Rústica. Estado regular. La portada está ligeramente rota de la orilla superior y del extremo superior del lomo, también está levemente doblada de la esquina inferior derecha. La contraportada está ligeramente desprendida del lomo en el extremo inferior. Cantos limpios. Esta obra pertenece a la colección El Liberalismo Mexicano en Pensamiento y en Acción [12], dirigida por Martín Luis Guzmán. El texto lleva un Prólogo del autor. Las páginas van con cornisa y llevan los folios en los extremos del margen superior. 262 pp. más índice y la lista de la colección. (17 x 11.5 cm). Peso: La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 15.72 EUR

      [Bookseller: Carlos Héctor García Toscano]
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         Historia de Cristo.

      Editorial Diana,, México. 1949 - Características: Pasta dura en cartoné. Estado regular. El lomo está levemente maltratado de los extremos. La portada está ligeramente desprendida del lomo. Letras impresas en la portada. Cantos levemente manchados. La traducción es del Mons. Agustín Piaggio. Las páginas llevan cornisa y los folios en los extremos del margen superior. 563 pp. (20 x 15 cm). Peso: 750 g. La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 15.72 EUR

      [Bookseller: Carlos Héctor García Toscano]
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         Interior art for "The Counter-Charm."

      [New York]: Famous Fantastic Mysteries, 1949.(). Black and white drawing by the famed science fiction and fantasy illustrator Hannes Bok. Bok's color cover art and black and white interior drawings appeared in many science fiction and fantasy magazines of the 1940s and 1950s, among them Weird Tales, the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, and many others. This drawing appears to be a photostat used to produce printing plates. It illustrated "The Counter-Charm," story by Margaret St. Clair that appeared in the August 1949 issue of Famous Fantastic Mysteries, p. 111. Handwritten at bottom: "The Counter-charm"--M. St. Clair. "What do ytou know about monsters?" Prdway asked insolently. "Have you ever seen one?" 13-3/4 x 10-1/4 inches. Slight age toning, and has been folded once, but fold is not apparent in image. Near Fine.

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         Sixteen Self Sketches

      London: Constable and Company, 1949. First edition. Wood-engraved frontispiece portrait after M. Pikov. 1 vols. 8vo. Red cloth, gilt spine (unlettered); rear hinge cracked. First edition. Wood-engraved frontispiece portrait after M. Pikov. 1 vols. 8vo. "First Complete Copy / Printers' binding ... " A UNIQUE copy, inscribed on the fly leaf by the printer, William Maxwell: "First Complete Copy / Printer's binding 10/12/48/ William Maxwell LL.D." Maxwell's copy is not lettered in gilt, and he has had bound in a newpaper article by Dudley Barker "Shaw's Letters to a Girl," from the Daily Herald May 17-22, 1951. Laurence A259

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         MARIO CARREÑO ANTILLANAS 1949

      - MARIO CARREÑO ANTILLANAS 1949

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         Sixteen Self Sketches

      London: Constable and Company, 1949. First edition. Wood-engraved frontispiece portrait after M. Pikov. 1 vols. 8vo. Red cloth, gilt spine (unlettered); rear hinge cracked. First edition. Wood-engraved frontispiece portrait after M. Pikov. 1 vols. 8vo. "First Complete Copy / Printers' binding ... " A UNIQUE copy, inscribed on the fly leaf by the printer, William Maxwell: "First Complete Copy / Printer's binding 10/12/48/ William Maxwell LL.D." Maxwell's copy is not lettered in gilt, and he has had bound in a newpaper article by Dudley Barker "Shaw's Letters to a Girl," from the Daily Herald May 17-22, 1951. Laurence A259

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         Chaim Weizmann

      June 2, 1949. First Edition Book Inscribed and Signed, "To my dear friend Wm. Rappard, Affectionately, Chaim Weizmann. Rehovah (State of Israel) 2nd June 49." Book: Trial and Error, by Chaim Weizmann, First British Edition: Great Britain, Hamish Hamilton, Ltd, 1949. Octavo, 608 pp, inscribed on the half-title page. Light soiling to beige cloth covers stamped in blue and gilt titles on spine. Minor fading to red topstain. Without dust jacket. Rear hinge crack. Near fine condition.

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         GEORGE WASHINGTON: A BIOGRAPHY [7 VOLS ]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1949-1957. Various Editions. 8vo., G+; black cloth boards, gilt lettering to spines, beveled fore-edges; SPINES [shelfwear to head and tail of spines; lettering bright to Vols. 2, 4, and 7; lettering faded yet legible to Vols. 5-6; "SCRIBNERS" logo to tail of spines mostly obscured to Vols. 1 and 3, faded yet legible to Vol. 6; slight cocking to spine of Vol. 4, mild cocking to spine of Vol. 3, no shelf lean to Vols. 3-4, boards somewhat shaken, binding strong]; BOARDS [shelfwear to corners and covers of boards; rubbing to edges of Vol. 5 (see Notes); TEXT-BLOCKS [age-toning/wear to text-block, Vols. 1]; INTERIORS [age-toning to interiors of Vols. 1-3 and 5, text legible; interiors clean to Vols. 4, 6-7; frontispieces]; EDITION [see notes]; TITLES AND NOTES ON INDIVIDUAL VOLS. - VOL. 1 [YOUNG WASHINGTON, 549 pp.: pub. 1949, lacks Scribner's "A" and colophon to copyright page indicating a later printing]; VOL. 2 [YOUNG WASHINGTON, 464 pp.: boards somewhat shaken, binding strong; closed tears to edges of leaves (visible from text-block); staining to fore-edge of first blank page; pub. 1948, "Scribner's "A" without colophon to copyright page indicating a later printing of the First Edition; VOL. 3 [PLANTER AND PATRIOT, 600 pp.; pub. 1951, "Scribner's "A" without colophon to copyright page]; VOL. 4 [LEADER OF THE REVOLUTION: whitish spot of residue towards bottom edge of front board; pub. 1951, "Scribner's "A" without colophon to copyright page]; VOL. 5 [VICTORY WITH THE HELP OF FRANCE, 570 pp.: rubbing to edges of boards, very slight material loss to corners; moderate age-toning to text-block, water staining to top, bluish vertical stain to fore-edge; crease to p. 468; pub. 1952, "Scribner's "A" with colophon to copyright page; the most shelf worn copy in the set]; VOL. 6 [PATRIOT AND PRESIDENT, 529 pp.: scattered foxing to text-block, black ink stain to fore-edge; crease to p. 468; contains ephemera (clip from the New York Times book review of Vol. 6 pub. October 3, 1954, age-toned, housed in front endpapers, slight age-toning due to ephemera at gutter); tear to bfep at gutter (partly stuck to back paste-down); pub. 1954, "Scribner's "A" with colophon to copyright page; the second most shelf worn copy in the set; housed in cardboard slipcase, white title label with red and black lettering affixed to spine]; VOL. 7 [FIRST IN PEACE, 729 pp.: creased bottom right-hand corners to front endpapers and pp. 1-15; pub. 1957, "A. 10-57[v]" without colophon indicating a later printing of the First Edition published in October 1957; Caroll and Ashworth credited with "completing the biography by" Freeman to copyright page; Vols. 6-7 published posthumously, with Vol. 6 written by Freeman whereas Vol. 7 was mostly written by Carroll and Ashworth with the assistance of Freeman's extensive research (Freeman d. 1953)]; shelved above economics. Heavy set; please contact us for cost of international and/or expedited shipping. Dupont.

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         The Negro in Sports [INSCRIBED, ASSOCIATION COPY]

      Washington, D. C.: The Associated Publishers, Inc 1949 - Octavo (20 cm). Brick red cloth stamped in black; xvi, 507 pp.; profusely illustrated with photographic plates; dust jacket. First published in 1939, Henderson's seminal history of and reference work on African-American athletes, has been greatly expanded and revised in this second edition. This copy owned by Hall of Fame college football coach, Harvey Harman (1900-1969), who played football for the Univ. of Pittsburgh before coaching at Haverford Univ., the Univ. of Penn. & Rutgers. Inscribed by the author to Harman with further collegial inscriptions from James Guy Tyson (1899-1970), Howard Univ. football star, lawyer, and director of the American Red Cross, Augustus Oliver Thornton, educator and member of the Improved Benevolent, Protective Order of Elks of the World (IBPOEW) and two names we've yet to identify. The event that appears to have brought these men together was the 1950 meeting of the Pigskin Club [of Washington], a largely African-American fraternal organization based around football and organized by Dr. Charles B. Fisher in 1938. Although white, Harman gave the 1950 principal address, a testament to the organization's attempt to overcome racial prejudice through democracy in sports. Both Henderson and Tyson served in various officer capacities, although it does not appear that Harman was a member. A Near Fine copy with the slightest cock to boards and one faint mark to the bottom front board; in the scarce pictorial dust jacket, which is unclipped ($4.00), but rubbed and worn with chipping to spine ends; a few water droplets to front panel; Good+. A highly, collectible copy with a significant association that signifies an attempt by men such as Henderson and Harman to extirpate racial prejudice through sports. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Glaube und Heimat. Jahrgänge 1 (1949) - 68 (2016). (fast komplett!) Rundbrief der Böhmerwaldseelsorger an ihre heimatvertriebenen Pfarrkinder. - Monatsschrift der Heimatvertriebenen des Böhmerwaldes

      1949 - Fast vollständige Sammlung der Vertriebenenpublikation "Glaube und Heimat". Es fehlt ausschließlich Heft 1 (1949). Ehem. Archivex., teilw. mit Stempel. Jge 1949 - 2006 gebunden, spätere Jge als Aparthefte. Einzelhefte teilw. leicht berieben. Papierbedingte Seitennachdunkelung v.a. bei älteren Jg. Insgesamt guter bis sehr guter, gepflegter Zustand. Aufgrund des hohen Gewichts zusätzliche Versandkosten ins Ausland, bitte setzen Sie sich vorab mit uns in Verbindung. mbx sdx Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 100000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         STORIA ECONOMICA D'ITALIA VOL I L'ANTICHITA' E IL MEDIOEVO

      ROMA: EDIZIONI LEONARDO, 1949. BROSSURA. BUONO. 15 24. BIBLIOTECA STORICA USATO

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         Il messaggio dalla camera oscura

      Chiantore, Torino, 1949, 1a. 448pp. 35x25cm., Rilegatura in cartone, Saggio, 309 Foto B/n, 15 Foto a colori, con Sovraccoperta, italiano

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         Judaica

      1949. Rare Edition in Hebrew: “Emile Zola / J’Accuse / 1898.” Hardcover, 92 pages, 6” x 9.5”. Jerusalem: Bialik Foundation, 1949. Soiled front and back free-endpapers, damaged spine. Uncut. No dust jacket. Bound between pages39 and 40 is a folded, four page, 10” x 13.5” reprint of the January 13, 1898 issue of the French newspaper “L’Aurore” with Zola’s “J’Accuse...!” letter to French President Felix Faure on the front page, in fine condition. Seven page “Prologue” by Leon Blum, signed by him in facsimile. Except for spine, in very good condition.From “The Palestine Post,” September 30, 1949: “The Jewish Agency, through its Bialik Foundation, has repaid a debt due by all Jewry to Emile Zola in republishing in facsimile the issue of ‘L’Aurore,’ the newspaper containing his history-making article ‘J’Accuse....!’ 50 years after its explosive appearance in the midst of the Dreyfus affair ... It is fitting that it should be given anew to the generation which, by creating the State of Israel, has struck the most effective blow against the anti-Semitism which Zola fought so resoundingly. At the same time, the fact that the volume containing the reprint was prepared for publication last January but could not be issued till now owing to the siege conditions in Jerusalem early this year might well be taken as symbolic of the fact that vigilance must never be relaxed. The commemorative volume which being published by the Bialik Foundation, is naturally in Hebrew, contains a preface specially contributed by M. Leon Blum, who as a young lawyer took part in the preparation of the defence for Zola in the subsequent trial. Two translations of ‘J’Accuse....!’, one newly made by Itzhak Shenberg and one by A.A. Rakovsky in 1898, provide an instructive contrast between the fluid Hebrew of today and the stilted phraseology of then. There follows an appraisal by Mr. Benzion Dinaburg of the historic effects of Zola’s article, and a chronological record of the Dreyfus affair. The whole has been produced with the good paper, good print and general good taste that have come to be expected of the Bialik Foundation’s publications.”Alfred Dreyfus (1859-1935), a Jewish French army officer, was accused of selling military secrets to the German military attaché. Convicted of treason in 1894 despite his protests of innocence and flimsy evidence, Dreyfus was imprisoned on Devil's Island. French novelist Emile Zola (1840-1902), who was Jewish, wrote a scathing letter to French President Felix Faure beginning “J'Accuse” which was published on the front page of the French newspaper “L’Aurore” on January 13, 1898. His letter led to an investigation which proved that the papers on which Dreyfus had been convicted were forged. Lieutenant Colonel Georges Picquart had found evidence that Major E.F. Esterhazy had engaged in espionage, not Dreyfus, and it was Esterhazy's handwriting that was found on the evidence incriminating Dreyfus. Instead of remedying the injustice, Picquart was removed from his post and the French staged anti-Semitic riots. Dreyfus, however, was given a second trial, and, although he was again found guilty, received a pardon from French President Emile Loubet who had succeeded Faure in 1899. Following yet another trial in which he tried to clear his name, in 1906, Dreyfus’ original conviction was finally set aside and he was restored to his rank and awarded the Legion of Honor.The Dreyfus Affair brought Leon Blum (1872-1950) into politics. Campaigning as a Dreyfusard brought him into contact with socialist leader Jean Jaures whom he greatly admired. He began writing for the socialist daily newspaper and eventually joined the Socialist Party. Blum became France’s first Socialist and first Jewish Prime Minister, serving from 1936-1937 and March-April 1938. In 1940, after the fall of France, he was arrested by the Vichy government and indicted on charges of war guilt. Blum was freed by U.S. forces from a German concentration camp in May 1945. From December 1946 to January 1947 he headed a caretaker government, pending the election of the first President of the Fourth Republic. Leon Blum died six months after this book was published.

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         To Hell and Back

      New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, stated first printing. Near Fine with reading creases to several page corners, in a Very Good dust jacket with price intact though new price inked on front flap, light edge wear, several tape repairs made to verso (one visible at crown from front), and insect abrasions along the rear flap fold which lightly affect the surface of the rear board as well. Murphy's memoir in which he recounts the events which lead him to become one of the most decorated soldiers of WWII, and earned him a Medal of Honor.

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         Archive of Post-WWII Navy Letters

      Norfolk Virigina, New York 1949 - An archive of 136 letters from Raymond Galindo to his parents while serving with the Navy in the immediate post-War War II-era beginning at the end of 1945. The letters include most of the envelopes. All items are near fine or better with small tears from opening and modest age toning. A collection of letters written by Staten Island, New York native Raymond Galindo to his parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Romani while stationed with the Navy at the end of World War II, eventually serving on the command ship USS Taconic (AGC 17). The letters were written between 1945 and 1949 and include two photographs. Galindo's letters discuss his early days with the Navy including training at Camp Peary, Virginia and working in the kitchen. In a letter from November 1945 he writes, "Well this week has certainly been a very tough one, I been getting up at three every morning.you don't know what a job it is to feed 18,000 men." He continues saying, "I have been working all over the kitchen, one day we work on rolling and cooking the meals, the next day we serve them and today we are washing the dishes and you ought to see my hands from the water." Later he writes, "the rest of my boot camp is certainly going to be real tough, starting next week we are going to be at the gas chamber practicing how to wear gas masks then we go for more rifle practice." He was set to graduate boot camp in December of 1945.He spent the early days of 1946 at the Navy Planning Department in Virginia before heading to fleet training in Maine during the summer. "Well here I am in Maine and Monday we start going to school, and believe me here is where you find out that you are in the navy, tough, you don't get no liberty unless you show yourself a passing mark and you only get it once a week." In another letter he talks about the process of school and Navy training: "They are really strict here and I mean strict, so I just have to play ball with them in order to graduate from here and you know that when I get out I will be a petty officer and that's why I have to stay on the ball from here on." At Fleet training he took up radio operating and was enrolled in radio operator's school. He writes of his radio operator classes in a letter from July of 1946; "things here are getting really tough and I never had to study so much in all my life it looks like I won't get by as it's pretty hard. All ready two of the fellows that came up with us have been drop out the only thing that is keeping me here is that I knew the code before I came here." October 1946 saw a graduated Galindo begin his service aboard the USS Taconic. In a letter to his parents he says, "I am writing this letter today from the ship in New York so that you will get it by the time that we pull out and you will have a letter in advance from me so that you don't have to worry because there is no telling when you will hear from me." He continues, "Well today being my first day on board this ship I think it is going to be pretty nice and in a couple of weeks or maybe a month I will get my rate as they have to find out what I can do and how much I have learned in radio. The ship went from port in New York to Norfolk, Virginia. He discusses his homesickness and how it's hard to visit on leave because "the more I get home the more I get homesick. So the more I stay away the better it will be for you and dad." He writes that he'll "spend more time on the ship as I haven't been doing much of that as I have been running home but when I am home I forget that I am in this outfit and that is what I want to do as I get sick of staying here all the time." In one letter he discusses friends he's lost to assignments in Iceland and the Pacific, writing: "that's the way things are in the Navy, you have to keep making friends all the time because you never know how long you will be together." Galindo had discussed his annoyance at being docked in the United States awaiting orders saying, "it wouldn't be so bad if we were to shove of

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         A Season in Hell, Une Saison en Enfer [DESIGN BINDING - Paul Delrue]

      London: John Lehmann, 1949. 1st Edition. Leather. Fine. Vaughan, Keith. First edition, in a custom binding, octavo size, 69 pp., signed by binder Paul Delrue. First edition, in a custom binding. Paul Delrue (b. 1944) bound his first book at the age of 15 in 1959, and knew he had discovered his calling. He became an apprentice at the University College, London from 1961-64 and worked there as a binder until 1971. He set up his own bindery in 1971 and in 1981 was elected a Fellow of the Society of Bookbinders, having founded and served as chairman of the Chester and North Wales branch in 1979. Paul has earned numerous awards and honours, including the Silver medal and three other awards in 1991 in The Bookbinding Competition. He was elected a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in the same year; the following year he was awarded two Bronze medals in the prestigious Prix Paul Bonet. Paul developed the lacunose style of binding which is now used by other binders; his work is highly prized and springs from within him; as he writes on his web site, "A book and its binding are inextricably linked - the one complements the other in a way which creates something more than just a book with an attractive cover. My design bindings draw on what a book says to me and how it inspires me emotionally". Rimbaud is Delrue's favorite poet, and this is a sumptuous design binding of the first edition, including illustrations and the dust-jacket which is inlaid to the upper board of the case. ***DESCRIPTION: Full blue marbled sheepskin by Thomas Schmitz, onlay to upper board depticts Arthur Rimbaud at 17 smoking a pipe and is hand drawn in black by the binder, small circular onlay to lower board, housed a blue cloth fall-down-back box, with the upper wrapper of the original dust-jacket inlaid to the upper board and ruled in blind, lined in grey suede, bound with marbled endpapers, frontispiece and eight full-page illustrations, [i-vi], 1-69 pp., first edition in a custom binding, signed on the final page of text by Paul Delrue. ***CONDITION: A stunning, fine example of both the condition of the first edition, and the binding, in a fine box. Some might disapprove of a rebinding of a first edition, but in this case it is more of an homage or collaboaration, a loving new home built by a kindred spirit, and a very fine way to enjoy the first edition of the text. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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         Pippi Langstrumpf

      Astrid Lindgren " Pippi Langstrumpf " in der seltenen Erstausgabe von 1949. 207 Seiten mit IIIustr. von W.Scharnberger.Geringfügig schiefgelesen.Gut bis sehr gut erhalten.SEHR SELTEN !!! Nichts bemalt,kein Namens Eintrag ,sauberer Zustand. In diesem Zustand wohl selten angeboten. Porto in Deutschland als versichertes Paket für 7,00 ------------------------------------------------------------- Der Artikel wird nach bestem Wissen und Gewissen beschrieben und von Privat aus eigenen Sammelbeständen verkauft. Dies bedeutet, mit der Abgabe eines Gebotes erklären Sie sich ausdrücklich damit einverstanden, auf die Ihnen gesetzlich zustehende Garantie / Gewährleistungspflicht bei Gebrauchtwaren zu verzichten. Leider kann ich bei unversichertem Versand keine Haftung übernehmen. Der Versand erfolgt schnellstmöglich nach Zahlungseingang.

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         This I Remember

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York 1949 - Octavo, 387pp. Original blue cloth. Original paper spine label. Publishers slipcase in near fine condition, with book title on cover. This limited edition of 1000 copies signed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, is number 954. An attractive, fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         This I Remember (signed)

      Harper & Brothers, NY 1949 - Excellent condition, with a clear bright autograph. Makes a wonderful presentation [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         UNA MANCIATA DI POLVERE

      BOMPIANI, 1949. ITALIANO 0,27 Traduzione dall'inglese di Maria Stella Ferrari, firma appartenenza al frontespizio, pagine brunite ai bordi, con fioriture sparse ed alcune gore, brossura editoriale morbida, con titoli rossi e neri, ingiallita, con fioritura, piccola abrasione al posteriore e strappetti alle estremità del dorso USATO

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

      Secker & Warburg, London 1949 - First printing of the First British Edition, original light green cloth, spine lettered in red, in red dust jacket, with the publisher's price listed on the inside front flap, 312pp. Slight tanning to spine, else book in fine condition; and in a near fine dust jacket with tanning to spine and professional restoration along the edges and panels. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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