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         Love in a Cold Climate

      Hamish Hamilton, UK 1949 - 1st Edition 1949. Book is very good+ and bright. Contents good with inscription to front endpaper. Book with slight lean. The wrapper is near very good and quite bright. Miniscule loss to spine tips. Edges rubbed, nicked, creased and with a few closed tears. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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         The Man with the Golden Arm

      Double Day & Company Inc., Garden City, New York, 1949 - Cloth with a little foxing and soiling, upper hinge cracked, otherwise a nice copy in slightly chipped, frayed and marked dust-wrapper. Presentation Copy, inscribed by the author on the front free end-paper "For Mrs. Jack L. Stuart with sincere good wishes." [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Portrait photograph of Mary Martin

      New York 1949 - Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Bust portrait of the actress with face turned to camera, chin in hand. 1 vols. 33 x 26 cm. (approximately 13 x 10 inches). Superb character portrait of the great entertainer, and by far the best of the portraits from the session of Oct 23, 1935 in Van Vechten's studio, of which the Library of Congress has 12 examples -- but not this. Fine. Docketed in pencil on verso, giving the name of the sitter, and reference to negative and print ("XX - FF- 16") Bust portrait of the actress with face turned to camera, chin in hand. 1 vols. 33 x 26 cm. (approximately 13 x 10 inches) Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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         Nineteen Eighty-Four (FIRST AMERICAN EDITION w/ DJ)

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 Inches. 314 PP. Stated "First American Edition" on the copyright page. Original beige boards with bright title-stamping in red and black to spine and front cover. Original DJ retains price of $3.00 on front flap. Presentation bookplate from "Francisco Films" attached to ffep. Slight toning. Hint of discoloration to right corner of front board. DJ exhibits a bit of wear at edges with a small chip to head of spine. Overall, a nice copy of this 20th Century classic.

      [Bookseller: Back in Time Rare Books, LLC]
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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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         Two Little Trains

      - New York: William R. Scott, Inc., 1949. First edition. 4to. Unpaginated. Illustrated in color and in black-and-white by Jean Charlot. Illustrated paper-covered boards with wear to tips; illustrated endpapers; with a few minor smudges on a few pages, otherwise remarkably clean for a children's book; matching dust-jacket with a few small closed tears. A very good copy of a rare title by the author of Goodnight Moon. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Darren Winston, Bookseller, IOBA, SNEAB]
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         ESSAYS IN ZEN BUDDHISM: FIRST SERIES [SIGNED]

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. SIGNED BY SUZUKI in green ink. First and only American edition of this title by Harper & Brothers. Black cloth boards with spine titled in gilt. Harper never reprinted this title or published the other two volumes of Suzuki's Essays. Very good in mylar protected dust jacket with some chipping to edges. Quite scarce, especially signed. . SIGNED. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good in mylar cover. .

      [Bookseller: RON RAMSWICK BOOKS, IOBA ]
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         Quiet Harbor. (Swimming Hole).

      New York: Associated American Artists, 1949.(). Lithograph. Edition of 250. Signed in pencil, lower right. 234 x 330mm.From the collection of the Sylvan Cole Gallery. Flint, no.102

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         Human Action: A Treatise on Economics.

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1949. First edition of Von Mises' magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. A very nice presentation. Human Action is the single most important work by Von Mises and one of the most influential economic works of the twentieth century. "It should become the leading text of everyone who believes in freedom, in individualism, and in the ability of a free-market economy not only to outdistance any government-planned system in the production of goods and services for the masses, but to promote and safeguard . . . those intellectual, cultural, and moral values upon which all civilization ultimately rests" (Henry Hazlitt).

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         Verhandlungen des Rates der Stadt Köln vom Jahre von 1949 bis 1998 Band 1+2

      Stadt Köln, Köln 1949 - Hardcover. Zustand: Gut gering gebräunt (Innen); Einband Außen hat geringe bis leichte Gebrauchsspuren; Die Jahrgänge 1993 bis 1998 sind broschiert und mehr oder wenig neuweritig; Beigabe : 34 Hefte, ca. 80 Seiten, Nichtöffentliche Sitzungen; Ich weiß nicht, ob die Jahrgänge 1949 bis 1992 komplett sind, danachj ist es komplett, das sind aber 3 Bananenkisten, somit dürfte das relativ komplett sein; Auf Anfrage gerne Photos von den älteren Ausgaben; 55000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gebrauchtbücherlogistik H.J. Lauterbach]
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         Death of a Salesman

      New York: Viking Press, 1949. First edition. 139, [1] pp. 8vo. Original orange illustrated cloth, dust-jacket. Faint staining at tail of spine, some minor rubbing and wear to extremities of jacket, but a solid copy. First edition. 139, [1] pp. 8vo. First edition, signed by the author on the title-page ("Arthur Miller").

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         Face to Face - Short Stories

      Silver Leaf Books, Johannesburg., 1949. First edition. Octavo. 164 pages. The author's scarce first book.Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Nadine Gordimer - University Towns Festival - April 1955".Spine just a little faded at tail. Front free endpaper a little creased and faintly stained at one corner. Very good in very good dustwrapper nicked and rubbed at edges.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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         The Malayan Landscape: Seventy Camera Studies

      Kelly and Walsh, Singapore 1949 - Gibson-Hill, by profession a medical doctor, was mainly known as a distinguished ornithologist, naturalist and photographer. He was the last expatriate Briton to hold the post of Curator of the Raffles Museum and was an active member of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. He was also probably the best known photographer of Malayan life in the immediate aftermath of World War II. Although he is best known for his camera studies that illustrate Gerald Hawkins' Malaya, this book was his first collection of published Malayan photographs. It is a collection of mainly landscape studies with examples from every state on the peninsula. With a three page introduction by Malcolm Macdonald. 73 pages. Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia,The cover has a few light dirt marks There is a crack where the spine joins the back cover, but this has not affected the strength of the binding. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout. An unusually well preserved copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Penang Bookshelf]
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         Death of a Salesman

      New York: Viking Press, 1949. First edition. 139, [1] pp. 8vo. Original orange illustrated cloth, dust-jacket. Faint staining at tail of spine, some minor rubbing and wear to extremities of jacket, but a solid copy. First edition. 139, [1] pp. 8vo. First edition, signed by the author on the title-page ("Arthur Miller").

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         Amities de Montmarte - 4 original etchings by PICASSO, UTRILLO, VALORE, LAMOTTE and one watercolor by VERTEX

      Francois Bernouard, Paris 1949 - - PRESENTATION : in-4 in leaves under cover and slipcase. - ILLUSTRATION : One original watercolor handsigned by Jean VERTEX, one original plate signed etching by PICASSO, one original etching handsigned by UTRILLO, one original etching plate signed by Lucie VALORE, one original etching plate signed by Bernard Lamotte. Drawings printed as woodcuts by Marie Laurencin, Dunoyer de Segonzac (x2), Charles Guerin, Roger Wild, Bouche, Laparade and Jean Vertex. - SIZE : 15 x 13". - PAPER : Marais crevecoeur vellum. - LIMITED : 110 copies, with signed dedication with small ink drawing of Jean Vertex. - CONDITION : Excellent. ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Artfever]
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         Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) a novel

      Secker & Warburg, 1949. First Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. . Very good condition. Spine sunned./Dust jacket spine sun faded, light soiling and a few tiny chips to top and bottom of spine else very good condition. Red variant DJ.. Not price clipped (10s.). Book is as described - all defects and marks are noted. A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Blake]
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         Shane

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing with 1949 on title page. A Near Fine copy in Very Good dust jacket with publisher's price of $2.50 intact. Faint staining along bottom edge of cloth, with a small piece of paper stuck to cloth at rear board. Dust jacket spine sunned, some edge wear, light dampstaining to back panel and verso. The first appearance of the celebrated Western, extremely rare in nice condition with its proper jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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         ANALES DE FILOLOGIA CLASICA TOMO IV

      PLATT, ESTAB.GRAFICOS, BUENOS AIRES 1949 - INTERLINGUE A cura del Ministerio De Educacion Universidad De B.Aires Facultad De Filosofia y Letras, in spagnolo, tedesco, francese e greco, pagine ancora intonse, ingiallite ai bordi e con segni di usura alle punte, brossura editoriale parzialmente brunita, con titoli neri, con usura e piccoli strappetti ai bordi

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         Flagrant délit. Rimbaud devant la conjuration de l'imposture et du truquage. lLa Chasse spirituelle. La Chasse spirituelle pastiche rimbaldien. >3 volumes

      Thésée, Paris 1949 - Edition originale. Couverture illustrée reprenant la lithographie du Douanier Rousseau titrée La Guerre. Où Breton dénonce un faux Rimbaud qui defraya la chronique. UN DES 100 EXEDMPLAIRES numérotés sur vergé de Hollande, SEUL GRAND PAPIER, signés par André Breton. JOINTS: -1. un exemplaire du pastiche LA CHASSE SPIRITUELLE. Introduction de Pascal Pia. Un des 250 exdemplaires numérotés sur pur fil du Marais (bien complet du feuillet d'errata in fine; non coupé). -2. la plaquette " La Chasse spirituelle pastiche rimbaldien" publiée à leurs frais en 1954 par les auteurs de la supercherie, Nicolas Bataille et Akakia-Viala. Cette rare plaquette est dédicacée par ce dernier à un comédien. RARE ENSEMBLE. 3 volumes. ***** Breton par un article publié dans Combat le 19 mai 1949 fut le premier à dévoiler la mystification de LA CHASSE SPIRITUELLE. Sa lettre fut exposée dans la vitrine de la librairie La Hune, entraînant une vive polémique avec notement Maurice Nadeau et Pascal Pia qui avaient un peu vite cautionné le faux inédit de Rimbaud. Deux mois après Breton sort FLAGRANT DELIT où il expose ses arguments, s'appuyant en particulier sur ce qu'est pour lui la véritable connaissance artistique : "Les grandes oeuvres sont toujours voilées et la connaissance ne parvient à l'essentiel que si elle accepte ses limites.". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Report on Israel: December, 1949

      Office of Adviser on Jewish Affairs, (Heidelberg, Germany) 1949 - First edition. Quarto. 40pp. Mimeographed sheets stapled with illustrated front wraps. Very good with wear at the edges, bumping at the corners and a few small tears. Laid in is a Typed Letter Signed by the author to a friend dated January 9, 1950. A report by Rabbi Louse Barish concerning a visit to the newly formed Israel written in December 1949. The report includes description of life, how new immigrants are received and processed into the new country, the political and military situation, how Kibbutzim and the Moshav are working. A real, firsthand look at the country, the people, their problems and successes. Barish was a Army Chaplain who worked with Jews that remained in Germany after WWII and wrote the book, Rabbis in Uniform: A Century of Service to God and Country 1862-1962. OCLC locates no copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         CONFERENCE ON "THE FUTURE OF THE JEWS IN GERMANY."

      Heidelberg : Office Of Adviser On Jewish Affairs,(1949). 1st edition. Original paper wrappers, 4to (large) , 60 mimeographed leaves. 27 cm. Publication of the minutes of a conference held in Heidelberg on July 31, 1949, with speeches and discussions on such problems as rebuilding Jewish communities in Germany, relations with non-Jews, social welfare programs, religious and cultural programs, and restitution. Includes fairly detailed descriptions of the state of Jewish communities of Stuttgart, Darmstadt, Mannheim, Heidelberg, Berlin, Wiesbaden, Frankfurt, Hanover, Duesseldorf, Kiel, Cologne and Hamburg. "Reports from American Jewish chaplains, American Jewish soldiers, survivors and members of the American Press persuaded the American Government to investigate the army's treatment of the Jews. As a result, in August 1945, the Office of Advisor on Jewish Affairs was created to keep the Commanding General in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) informed of problems facing Jewish DPs. The office which remained in operation until December 1949, served as an advocate for the needs of the Jewish survivors. " (Grobman, Battling for Souls, p.76) . "The founding of the German Federal Republic in May 1949 was the turning point that evoked negotiations concerning the future of the Jewish community. On September 1, 1949 [sic July 31, but report was signed Sept 1] Harry Greenstein, the adviser on Jewish Affairs in the in the American Zone, called a conference on 'The Future of the Jews in Germany. ' He had two primary objectives: first to bring together the representatives of the Jewish Communities and of the major local and international Jewish organizations in Germany; and second to lay the foundation for coordinating the work of all the interested parties and organizations concerned with the welfare of the Jews in Germany. Greenstein emphasized the need to concentrate on the practical issues rather than on the complicated ideological or moral questions regarding the future relations between Germans and Jews" (Lavsky, New Beginnings, p 212) . Greenstein notes in his preface: "The meeting represented the first comprehensive Jewish conference held in Germany in the last sixteen years. " The following individuals are also mentioned in the publication: Barish, Louis; McCloy, John J. ; Kogon, Eugen; Auerbach, Phillip; Klein, Isaac; Kreuzberger, Max; Van Dam, H. G; Heller, Bernard; Piekatsch, Peisach; Wollheim, Norbert; Cahn, Max; Livazer, Chaplain; Browns, Amos; Meyer, Max; Heimberg, Siegfried; Dutsch, Oswald; Bernd, Addi; Ostertag, Benno; Lederman, Manual; Mayer, Fritz; Prinz, Joachim; Lang, Fred F; Epstein, Kurt; Livneh, Eliahu. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Germany (West) -- History -- 1945- -- Congresses. Ethnic relations. Conference papers and proceedings. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide, with only one copy in Germany (Tech Uni) . Small repair to front cover, paper toning as expected, Very Good Condition. (HOLO2-137-9) xx

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         The Love Letters of Mark Twain

      New York: Harper, 1949 Original black cloth, dust jacket. Slipcase. A fine copy. First edition of Samuel Clemens's wonderful love letters to his wife Livy, signed by the author both "S. L. Clemens" and "Mark Twain" on the tipped-in limitation sheet. This is one of 155 numbered copies of the deluxe limited edition. The leaf also bears the notice, "these signatures of Mark Twain have been in the possession of Harper & Brothers for fifty years. There are no more." These letters span the years from the couple's initial courtship in 1868 through Livy's death in 1904. In his long first letter to Livy, who had rebuffed him, Clemens writes in small part, "I do not regret that I have loved you, still love & shall always love you. I accept the situation, uncomplainingly, hard as it is. Of old I am acquaint- ed with grief, disaster & disappointment, & have borne these troubles as became a man. So, also, shall I bear this last & bitterest, even though it break my heart. I would not dishonor this worthiest love that has yet been born within me by any puerile thought, or word, or deed. It is better to have loved and lost you than that my life should have remained forever the blank it was before ...".

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         WATER COLOUR PAINTING OF SNOWDROP (SNOW WHITE) AND THE SEVEN DWARVES. Original watercolour Illustration published in Grimm's Fairy Tales.

      NP. (Book published by Blackie & Son). Circa 1949 - ORIGINAL FULL COLOUR ARTWORK. The watercolour image shows Snowdrop (Snow White) lying asleep at the edge of a forest. Stood over her is a handsome Prince dressed in elaborate multi coloured outfit with a large hat in his hand, complete with many different coloured large feathers. Gathered below are the seven dwarves, three with tears in their eyes,all with lit candles strapped to their hats. Many birds and a fox and rabbit and a squirrel also feature. A beautiful full colour watercolour. At the bottom of the image is written, in pencil "Grimms Fairy Tales-(frontispiece)-Snowdrop". The painting is signed with Baynes' Spread Eagle design in the bottom right corner. Image size is 8.6 x 5.6 inches. Mounted, framed and glazed to give a total size of 15.6 x 12 inches. Published as the frontis for a 1950's edition of Grimm's fairy tales issued by Blackie & Son Limited, London and Glasgow in their Blackie's famous books series. ---- Through a contact who knew Pauline Baynes I sent a copy of the illustration to her shortly before she died to see if she could supply an more information. All she could remember was that she had painted it for the publishers Blackie in about 1949 as part of a series of watercolours for an edition of Grimm's fairy tales that was issued in the early 1950's. I have not been able to find a copy of that 1950's edition but do have a copy of a 1960's reprint with only one full colour plate, this painting, as the frontispiece. Other scenes painted by Baynes from Grimm stories illustrate the dustwrapper but Baynes is not credited as illustrator. A very good copy of the book, in original illustrated dustwrapper is included. A beautiful painting by one of the great twentieth century book illustrators, best known for her work on C. S. Lewis's Narnia series and J. R. R Tolkien's Tom Bombadil, Farmer Giles of Ham and Smith of Wooton Major. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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         Invito della Galleria Salto alla mostra personale di Lucio Fontana intitolata Concetti spaziali 30 aprile - 16 maggio 1949

      1949 - Milano, Galleria Salto Stampato al recto e al verso su carta ordinaria. Cm 42X10 ripiegabile come un origami a formare una bustina quadrata 10X10 Progetto grafico di Bruno Munari Trattasi della prima mostra di Concetti spaziali realizzati su carta In febbraio alla Galleria del Naviglio, Fontana aveva inaugurato la stagione dei concetti spaziali

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         Pioneers of Space

      Los Angeles: Leonard-Freefield Co, 1949. First Edition. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Signed by George Adamski on the front free end paper, inscribed "Good luck to you" and dated 11-12-1950. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Bowing to rear board. Light rubbing to gilt stamping and cloth at edges, slight fading to spine. Pages toned, offsetting to end papers. Small water spot to edge of page block. Contact address for Adamski's "Advanced Thinkers Club" is revised and updated in pencil. A very rare Adamski title, ghost-written for him by his secretary, Lucy McGinnis. Critics would later draw similarities between this early work of science fiction and his later claims of real-life space travel in Inside the Space Ships.

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         1949 - 1975 Group of Correspondence Signed By Photographers Paul Strand & Hazel Kingsbury Strand

      Not Published, France 1949 - These very personal letters & ephemeral items were written to friends of the Strands, William Golden & Cipe Pineles and after Golden's death, to Cipe & her son Tom. The friendship extended back to their mutual participation in the Group Theater in New York in the 1930s. After WWII Strand and his wife Hazel (Kingsbury) took up residence in Orgeval France and traveled extensively, often in relation to their photographic projects. Background: Cipe Pineles (1908 - 1991) Austrian-born American graphic designer & art director; William Golden (1911 - 1959) American graphic designer, especially noted for his work at CBS. Paul Strand (1890 -1976) American photo-artist; Strand and his fellow-photographer wife Hazel (Kingsbury) took up residence in Orgeval France, after moving to Europe in 1950, " driven into self-exile, Strand later would suggest, by the repressive anti-Communist climate in America " (John B. Rohrbach in the ANB) Group includes: Aug. 29 1949, autograph letter signed, 1 ½ pages, condolences addressed to Cipe on hearing the news of the death of her mother: " sad news reached me yesterday evening upon my return to Paris from Switzerland. My heart felt sympathy and understanding of what this loss means to you I remember your mother so well, just the few times we met at your house - the kind of wholeness she had of one who quietly does things and always does them beautifully and well (signed) Paul" Approx. 8 ¼" x 10 ½" size; light cream airmail paper, old fold lines, light wear; in very good condition; with the original post-cancelled mailing envelope, return addressed Paul Strand c/o Kleinholz 25 Rue Mademoiselle Paris France; envelope opened roughly, corner torn. ALS, dated Oct. 28 1959 Orgeval, 2 page. " On our return home we find here a telegram from Louise with the terrible news about Bill You know what dear friends Bill and you have been and for many years (signed) Paul" (with) and additional short note of condolence signed from Hazel, (these written on the sudden death of Bill Golden, Cipe Pineles' husband) Approx. 8 ¼" x 10 ½" size; light blue airmail paper, old fold lines, light wear; in very good condition. With the original postally cancelled mailing envelope, return addressed Paul & Hazel Strand Orgeval. ALS, dated Nov. 12 1959 Orgegal, 1 ½ pages. " It was kind of Bernarda to have written to us and above all we were so glad to know that such good friends were with you, as Bernarda and Ben (Shahn) You know how close Bill and I always were - how long and splendid the friendship between us - unmarred by even the slightest misunderstanding over the many years. No one could have a more wonderful friend than he was - an artist in his work and in his human relationships - both (signed) Paul" Approx. 8 ¼" x 10 ½" size; light blue airmail paper, old fold lines, light wear; in very good condition. With the cancelled mailing envelope, return addressed Paul Strand Orgeval. ALS, dated May 12 1962 Orgeval. 3 handwritten sides, thanking Cipe for the book regarding Bill Golden, a posthumous tribute to his work and discussing her participation in the Strand Scotland book and Morocco work: " I am happy to be part of it, with the photograph made just before coming to France - which Bill used so beautifully plus the remarkably clear statements he made about design and designers - These complimenting each other & reveal both the man and his work Hazel and I are reasonably well. We spent two months in Morocco, working almost every day - and driving over almost all of this remarkably beautiful country, some 6000 klms. I am in the middle of developing the negatives can expect to receive a copy of Tir a'mhurain in the next months. It is a good job that however could have been better. I never had the opportunity of checking the cover at all, which is printed on paper much too thin for a jacket and very much different in color from what we had discussed and chosen. If one is not right there to control every part, anything can happen. In fa [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Death of a Salesman

      Original cloth and dust jacket. Fine. Half morocco case FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by Arthur Miller to William Targ and further signed by the original cast members, who have all signed on the list of cast members printed after the title page. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is one of the landmarks of American theater. "By common consent, this is one of the finest dramas in the whole range of the American theater (Brooks Atkinson). Death of a Salesman "is the most poignant statement of man as he must face himself to have come out of our theater." "Mr. Miller's play is a tragedy modern and personal, not classic and heroic. Its central figure is a little man sentenced to discover his smallness rather than a big man undone by his greatness" (John Mason Brown). The play was first performed at the Morosco Theatre where it opened on February 10, 1949 and lasted 742 performances. Provenance: 1. William Targ, the recipient of this presentation copy. Targ is widely considered one of the great editors of the postwar era; 2. the celebrated library of Mrs. Charles Engelhard, Christie's New York, 2 December 2005, lot 215.

      [Bookseller: 19th Century Rare Book and Photograph Sh]
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         Death Of A Salesman

      Viking, New York 1949 - 8vo, pp. 139. Original orange boards, lettered in black to spine. Top edge grey. Illustrated endpapers and dustwrapper. A near fine copy in a better than very good dustwrapper, light wear to spine ends and corners, and a single small closed tear to spine head. Dustwrapper drawing by Joseph Hirsch. First edition, in the second issue dustwrapper, carrying reviews of the play's Broadway production on the rear panel. A very well preserved copy of The Great American Play and, after The Cherry Orchard and Arcadia, the third best play of the twentieth century.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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         Death of a Salesman

      Viking, 1949. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Viking Press, New York 1949. Stated Published in March 1949, no additional printings. Orange cloth boards. Signed by Arthur Miller on a tipped in page after the front endpaper. I guarantee this signature to be authentic. A book club edition. Book Condition: Near Fine, bumped corners, bookplate.Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, age toning. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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         Nineteen Eighty Four

      This edition is in an unread condition with no markings or creased pages, just as it appeared in 1949. It has normal bumping as seen in the photos on top and bottom spine. Slight fraying at the corners. The most pronounced defect is a one inch (coffee?) stain on the cover, also visible in the photos. There is no book cover. However the the front Book-Of-The-Month Selection flap remains and, though frayed, is included and shown in the photographs.

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         Photo Album]: Celebrities and the King and Queen Frederika of Greece

      1949 - Quarto. Spiral bound red leather over paper boards with "photographs" printed in gold on the front boards. A collection of 53 black and white photographs affixed to stiff black paper. The photographs depict various celebrities from the late 1940's presumably at an opening or other event. Captioned celebrities include Robert Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, radio personality Fred Allen, Vivian Blaine, Charles Laughton, Joan Bennett, Zachary Scott, Wally Cox, Jeffrey Hunter, Maria Riva, John Barrymore Jr., and Rosalino Russell. Also included are images of King and Queen Frederika of Greece, presumably taken on the United States trip which followed the Greek Civil War in 1949 where they were guests of Dwight D. Eisenhower. These photos show the King and Queen being greeted in various venues with children and hand kissing, being escorted via horse and carriage, as well as what appears to be Eisenhower giving a speech in their honor at an outdoor venue.

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         Dansk illustrationskunst fra Valdemar Andersen til Ib Andersen.

      København, Carit Andersens Forlag, 1949. 4:o. 252 s. Praktband i hel blå marokäng med suggestiv blindpräglad stegdekor, slät rygg med titeltryck i guld, omslagen och ryggremsan medbundna (Nils Lindes kungl. hovbokbinderi, Göteborg). Mycket fint exemplar. Proveniens: Bruno Kaplan, senare hos Åke Andersson (Libris) och hans son Stefan Andersson. Med illustrationer av bl. a. Marlie Brande, Kay Christensen, Povl Christensen, Leo Estvad, Anton Hansen, Ernst Hansen, Sikker Hansen, Herluf Jensenius, Axel Nygaard, Axel Salto, Robert Storm Petersen, Arne Ungermann, Mogens Zieler och andra. Med verförteckningar.

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         54 MAPAS DE EDICION MILITAR

      Ed.Dirección General del Instituto Geográfico y Catastral 1949 - Escala 1:50000. Los mapas corresponden a:Poble de Lillet, Roses, Ponts, Massanet de Cabrenys, Manresa, Ripoll, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Gavà, Figueres, Cervera, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Igualada, La Seu d'Urgell, Port Bou, Isona, Cardona, Bellver, Mataró, Calaf, Santa Coloma de Farnés, Oliana, Sabadell, Blanes, Puig Reig, Artesa de Segre, Manlleu, Gosol, Agullana, Puigcerdá, Andorra, Berga, Isil, l'Estartit, Esterri d'Aneu, Organyà, Sort, Verges, Bossost, Sant Feliu de Codines, Banyoles, Tremp, Tirvia, Molló, Vic, Sant Llorenç de Morunys, Oiot, Noarre, Barcelona, Bisauri, Guisona, Arén, Girona, Benasque, Caneján. Coloreado. Mapa reentelado, encuadernado en tela y plegado. . . Español. . 72x48 1949-1955 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Ballades, rondeaux et complaintes. Poésies choisies et ornées de gravures de Jean Frélaut

      - Lacourière, Paris 1949, 22,5x28cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edizione illustrata con 43 incisioni originali di Jean Frélaut e stampato 235 copie numerate su Arches, il nostro uno dei 15 copie firmate dall'artista Jean Frélaut a matita. Alcuni attriti e un po 'diviso sul fondello della camicia con due waterstains chiare. Nizza copia. Fonte: Biblioteca di Anne-Marie Frélaut con il suo ex libris incisa da suo padre.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de 43 gravures originales de Jean Frélaut et imprimée à 235 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches, le nôtre un des 15 exemplaires d'artiste signés par Jean FRélaut au crayon de papier. Quelques frottements et un mors fendu sur l'étui, dos de la chemise comportant deux claires mouillures. Agréable exemplaire. Provenance : de la bibliothèque d'Anne-Marie Frélaut avec son ex-libris gravé par son père.  

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         Farmer Giles of Ham

      George Allen and Unwin, London 1949 - Pages clean and tight, a little grubbiness to clothe cover ispine ends, but sound book. Previous owner inscription to blank end page. Minor paper loss to jacket spine head, heel and corners. Several closed tears and lower spine seam have been reenforced with acid free tape to avoid further tearing, but this is removable. Very good book and jacket overall. Ask for photos. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         An Example of a New Type of Cosmological Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations of Gravitation.

      American Physical Society, Lancaster 1949 - First edition, journal issue, in original printed wrappers, of Gödel?s ?time-travel paper,? ?one of the most important [papers] on relativity since my own original paper appeared? (Einstein to Morgenstern, 1952). ?In the 1920s and 1930s, the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmological models had been introduced as the simplest solutions of the equations of Einstein?s general theory of relativity that were consistent with the observed red-shift of distant galaxies. These models were spatially homogenous and isotropic, and were expanding but were non-rotating. Gödel was the first to consider models that were rotating. The possible rotation of the universe has a special significance in general relativity because one of the influences that led Einstein to the theory in 1915 was Mach?s principle. The exact formulation of the principle is rather obscure, but it is generally interpreted as denying the existence of absolute space. In other words, matter has inertia only relative to other matter in the universe. The principle is generally taken to imply that the local inertial frame defined by gyroscopes should be non-rotating with respect to the frame defined by distant galaxies. Gödel showed that it was possible to have solutions of the Einstein field equations in which the galaxies were rotating with respect to the local inertial frame. He therefore demonstrated that general relativity does not incorporate Mach?s principle ? In [the offered paper] Gödel presented a rotating solution that was not expanding but was the same at all points of space and time. This solution was the first to be discovered that had the curious property that in it was possible to travel into the past. This leads to the paradoxes such as ?What happens if you go back and kill your father when he was a baby?? It is generally agreed that this cannot happen in a solution that represents our universe, but Gödel was the first to show that it was not forbidden by the Einstein equations. His solution generated a lot of discussion of the relation between general relativity and the concept of causality? (Stephen Hawking, p. 189 in Kurt Gödel: Collected Works: Volume II: Publications 1938-1974).?Gödel?s brilliant burst into the world of physics in 1949 came as a surprise to those who knew him ?only? as one of the greatest logicians of all time and thus as a very pure mathematician. However, to his colleagues at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, it was less surprising. At IAS, he had famously befriended Einstein, and much earlier, before switching over to mathematics, he had even entered the University of Vienna (in 1924) as a physics student and attended lectures by Hans Thirring, one of the earliest protagonists of Einstein?s theories. Moreover, although this was not apparent from his published work, Gödel had maintained a lifelong interest in physics, attending the physics seminars at IAS and keeping abreast of ongoing developments. Then came the crucial trigger: the year 1949 brought Einstein?s seventieth birthday, and Gödel was expected to contribute to the planned Festschrift for his friend. Not for the first time did pressure prove conducive to invention? (Rindler, p. 185). Gödel?s Festschrift contribution, ?A Remark about the Relationship between Relativity Theory and Idealistic Philosophy? (pp. 557-562 in Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist, P.A. Schilpp (ed.), 1949), appeared almost simultaneously with the offered paper. It treated the philosophical implications of Gödel?s model, while the offered work provides the technical derivation from the Einstein field equations.?Gödel stated that he was motivated to invent his model universe from sympathy for Kant?s philosophy of time. It was to serve as the first counterexample on the cosmic scale to the objective view of time, which treats time as an infinity of layers ?now? coming into existence successively. By 1905, Einstein had already shown this view to be problematic with his special theory of

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         B.O.A.C. World Air Routes. (Large double-sided poster with pictorial maps of the Eastern Hemsphere and of countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean.)

      [London.]: B.O.A.C. 1949. Color lithographic pictorial maps, doubled-sided, 20 1/2 x 30 1/2 inches, folding as issued to 10 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 1 inch split to upper right fold edge, additional soft horizontal fold, overall a remarkable crisp, bright example of this handsome map. Double sided very decorative world poster map designed by E.O. Seymour: Eastern Hemisphere on one side including Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia; Western Hemisphere on the other including England and Western Europe and Africa, Northeastern America and South America. Pictographs of places and people of interest. "Printed in Great Britain by McCorquodale & Co., Ltd." at lower left of Eastern Hemisphere side.

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        The making and meaning of the Bible

      Student Christian Movement 1949 - B0007J9DAM Binding: Paperback ---Publisher: Student Christian Movement Press Ltd --- Date: 1949 ---Edition: ---Pages: 160 ---Condition: Fair ---DJ Condition: --- Description: All of the internal pages are unmarked and tightly bound, the only flaws are some scuffs and chips to the covers, a name written on the inside front page and some of the pages have light corner creases to them. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. If not already present high quality photographs of any of our titles can be provided by request via e-mail.B0007J9DAM [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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