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        The Martian Chronicles [Signed Bookplate Laid in]

      Doubleday & Company, Garden City 1950 - Octavo (20.5cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 222pp. Cloth a hint discolored, two small, unobtrusive strips of yellowed tape to upper and rear jacket panels, spine a bit faded with a slight lean; a few soil spots to textblock edges. Still, Very Good overall. Forms part of the Doubleday Science Fiction series. Bookplate signed by the author laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Third Man and The Fallen Idol.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1950. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, small spot of dampstain to upper board. A very good copy in the rubbed and creased jacket with some small nicks and short splits, a small spot of dampstain to the verso not visible on the front, and a professional repair to the fold of the front flap, which had was split. First edition, first impression.

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        Album mit 39 eingesteckten und 151 lose beiliegenden OPhotos mit Sänger- und Rollenportraits sowie Szenenbildern aus Opernaufführungen der Württembergischen Staatsoper Stuttgart aus der Zeit zwischen 1950-60 mit teils signierten bzw. mit Widmung versehenen Aufnahmen der Großen der Stuttgarter Oper und zahlreicher Gaststars. Aufnahmen der Ateliers Laun-Dölker, A. Illenberger, Ekkehard Friedrich, P. Tautz, E. Volkmann, Ferdy Dittmar u.a.

      Stuttgart 1950-60. - Postkartenformate bzw. 15 x 9 cm, teils auch größer. 9 der Aufnahmen sind verlegte Postkarten (davon zeigen zwei das Stuttgarter Staatstheater), die restlichen Aufnahmen imAlbum meist rückseitig mit Photographenstempel und handschriftlicher Bezeichnung, die losen Aufnahmen größtenteils ohne Photographennachweis, aber teils verso mit handschriftlichen Angaben zu den Inszenierungen. Photoalbum der Zeit (Quer-4°) mit gemustertem Leinenbezug und Lederbändchen am Rücken. Das Album enthält signierte bzw. gewidmete Aufnahmen, meist Rollenportraits, von Wolfgang Windgassen, Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender, Birgit Nilsson, Alf Rauch, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Gustav Neidlinger, Hans Blessin (Privatportrait mit rückseitiger Widmung), Mario del Monaco und Renata Tebaldi. Weitere (unsignierte) Photos, meist Rollenportraits bzw. Szenenbilder, von und mit Trude und Elisabeth Eipperle, Fritz Windgassen, Leonie Rysanek, Alfred Pfeifle, Regina Resnik, Astrid Varnay, George London, Anna Liese Uhrlandt, Siw Ericsdottir, Fritz Wunderlich, Josef Traxel, Margret Rütz, Hetty Plumacher, Grace Hoffmann, Otto v. Rohr, Marcel Wittrisch, Wilhelm Otto, sowie des Dirigenten Wilhelm Furtwängler. Die lose beiliegenden Aufnahmen zeigen Szenenbilder aus zahlreichen Stuttgarter Operninszenierungen derselben Zeit mit allen Ensemblemitgliedern und vielen Gaststars. Insgesamt eine große Fülle von Bildmaterial aus der großen Zeit der Stuttgarter Oper, die in dieser Zeit wegen zahlreicher Wagner-Inszenierungen unter der Aegide des damaligen Generalintendanten Walter Erich Schäfer, auch als "Winter-Bayreuth" bezeichnet wurde. Zwei von mehreren Szenenbildern die Wolfgang Windgassen zeigen sind von diesem signiert. Des Weiteren beiliegend mehrere Zeitungsausschnitte zu einzelnen Sängern. Das Album und die losen Photos stammen wie auch das beigegebene zweite Album aus dem Besitz von Otto Holl, langjähriges Mitglied des Stuttgarter Opernchores. Beigabe: weiteres Album zur Stuttgarter Operngeschichte mit 28 Photos u.a. Leinenalbum der 30er Jahre mit Kordelheftung (Quer-4°). Mit 24 montierten (Photoecken) und 4 losen OPhotos (meist Postkartenformate diverser Stuttgarter Ateliers) sowie zahlreichen eingeklebten, teils auch lose beiliegenden Zeitungsausschnitten, gedruckten Portraits, Programmzetteln etc. von Sängerpersönlichkeiten der Stuttgarter Oper zwischen ca. 1900-1940 sowie zu Wagner und den Bayreuther Festspielen während der 30er Jahre. Darunter Photos der Stuttgarter Sänger Robert Butz (5 Privat- und Rollenportraits, davon 3 des Ateliers Ferdy Dittmar, Stuttgart, vom Photographen signiert), Hermann Weil (2), Anita Oberländer (ein Photo mit rückseitigem Autograph und weiteres Autograph der Sängerin auf Blanko-Karte sowie ein eigenhändig beschrifteter Adresszettel), Fritz Windgassen (Privataufnahme), Marie Bartsch und Oskar Bolz (3). Die gedruckten Beilagen ausschließlich zu den Vorgenannten. Die Bayreuth-Aufnahmen enthalten Rollenportraits von Jaro Prohaska, Josef v. Manowarda, Helge Roswaenge, Rudolf Bockelmann, Marta Fuchs und zwei Szenenbilder aus "Parzifal" des Bayreuther Ateliers Weirich. Daneben Photopostkarten des Bayreuther Festspielhauses, der Villa Wahnfried und von Wagners Grab (letztere teils postalisch verwendet - mit Grüßen Otto Holls von den Bayreuther Festspielen). Sprache: de

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        Rudolph, Wilhelm. - Wald.

      - Holzschnitt, um 1950. Von Wilhelm Rudolph. 49,5 x 59,8 cm (Darstellung) / 55 x 66 cm (Blatt). Außerhalb der Darstellung in Bleistift signiert unten rechts und bezeichnet unten links. - Eigenhändiger Abzug / Abrieb des Künstlers. - Papier gebräunt und etwas fleckig. Blattrand bestoßen mit mehreren kleinen Fehlstellen. Verso Stellen mit geringem Papierverlust; vorn nicht sichtbar. Insgesamt mäßig guter Zustand. Wilhelm Rudolph (1889 Chemnitz - 1982 Dresden). Dresdner Maler und Grafiker. 1906-08 Lithografenlehre. 1908-14 Studium an der Akademie der Künste in Dresden bei Robert Sterl, Meisterschüler von Carl Bantzer. 1914-18 Soldat im Ersten Weltkrieg. Ab 1920 freischaffend in Dresden tätig. Mitglied der "Künstlervereinigung Dresden". 1932 Aufnahme der Lehrtätigkeit an der Dresdner Akademie der Künste, 1935 Professur. 1938 Entlassung und Ausstellungsverbot. 1945 Verlust des fast gesamten künstlerischen Werks durch die Bombenangriffe auf Dresden. 1946-49 erneute Lehrtätigkeit an der HfBK Dresden. 1961 Nationalpreis der DDR, Martin-Andersen-Nexö-Preis der Stadt Dresden, Kunstpreis des FDGB. 1979 Ehrenbürger der Stadt Dresden. 1980 Nationalpreis der DDR. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        STRANGERS ON A TRAIN.

      London: The Cresset Press, 1950. - First U. K. edition of her first and best known novel brilliantly filmed by Alfred Hitchcock, from a screenplay written in large part by Raymond Chandler. Publisher's File Copy with slip affixed to front fly leaf. Near fine in dust jacket with some light professional restoration to the spine ends and corners. In her first novel, Highsmith revels in eliciting the unsettling psychological forces that lurk beneath the surface of everyday life. Two men meet quite casually on the Washington-to-New York train, Guy Haines, a tennis star, and Bruno Anthony, who makes an offer to exchange murders. Bruno Anthony, will kill Guy Haines' estranged wife if Guy will kill Bruno's hated father. Guy doesn't take Bruno seriously until his wife, Miriam, is found murdered in an amusement park. Guy becomes the chief suspect, which threatens his tennis career; his romantic involvement with a U.S. senator's daughter, Anne Morton; his hopes for a political career; and even his life. When Bruno realizes that Guy isn't going to kill his father, he tells Guy that he intends to establish Guy's guilt by planting his monogrammed cigarette lighter at the scene of Miriam's murder. With Anne's help, Guy attempts to stop Bruno after rushing through an important tennis match and racing to the amusement park. Filmed in 1951 and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the movie starred Farley Granger as Guy Haines, Robert Walker as Bruno Anthony, Ruth Roman as Anne Morton, Kasey Rogers as Miriam Haines, and many others. An exceptional copy of a difficult title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alcoholics Anonymous The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism

      Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., New York 1950 - This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The top front cover has some wear to the sizing on the cloth. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and a couple of small chips missing, and some light, but noticeable rubbing to the spine ends and flap joints. "Those of us who live in large cities are overcome by the reflection that close by hundreds are dropping into oblivion every day. Many could recover if they had the opportunity we have enjoyed." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Family Moskat. Translated from the Yiddish by A.H. Gross

      New York, Knopf. 1950, 1950. First Edition, acknowledgements with dedication to Singer's late brother I.J.Singer, 4pp of feamiy trees are featured within. Publisher's hardback cloth binding in pictorial dustjacket. A fine copy in very good, attractive wrapper which has a little wear to the spine ends, price-clipped. Shows well.. Originally serialized in Yiddish in the 'Jewish Daily Forward', this is Singer's first book in English, whith the British edition following some sixteen years later. Recently, the epic story of 'The Family Moskat' has received belated and deserved rave reviews: 'A masterpiece, a triumph of realism', wrote Frederick Raphael in the Sunday Times.

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        Lohse, Carl. - Blick ins Tal.

      - Aquarell, auf Pergamentpapier, um 1950. Von Carl Lohse. 30,7 x 25,3 cm (Darstellung / Blatt) / 44 x 35 cm (Trägerkarton). Links unten signiert: "Lohse". - Am Blattrand rechts unten kleine Fehlstelle. Ecke rechts oben mit Einriß. Papier insgesamt leicht wellig. Blattrand leicht braunfleckig. Auf Trägerkarton montiert. Insgesamt noch gut erhalten. Carl Lohse (1895 Hamburg -1965 Bischofswerda). Deutscher Maler und Zeichner, bedeutender Vertreter des Dresdner Expressionismus. 1909/10 Besuch der Staatlichen Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg. 1910-12 Künstlerische Ausbildung an der Malschule von Arthur Siebelist in Hamburg-Uhlenhorst durch Förderung von Alfred Lichtwark. 1912/13 Studium an der Weimarer Akademie. Freundschaft mit Otto Pankok. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        Lohse, Carl. - "Kornpuppen".

      - Zeichnung / Kohlezeichnung, partiell gewischt, auf kräftigem Papier, um 1950. Von Carl Lohse. 59,0 x 79,0 cm (Darstellung / Blatt) / 70 x 99,5 cm (Passepartout). Verso Nachlass-Stempel. - Mit Zertifikat. - Im Passepartout montiert. Marginale Blattmängel. Guter Erhaltungszustand. Carl Lohse (1895 Hamburg -1965 Bischofswerda). Deutscher Maler und Zeichner, bedeutender Vertreter des Dresdner Expressionismus. 1909/10 Besuch der Staatlichen Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg. 1910-12 Künstlerische Ausbildung an der Malschule von Arthur Siebelist in Hamburg-Uhlenhorst durch Förderung von Alfred Lichtwark. 1912/13 Studium an der Weimarer Akademie. Freundschaft mit Otto Pankok.

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        Autograph Note, Signed, to Alfred Eisenstaedt, Montreal, Oct. 1950. Inscribed by the director, Otto Preminger, and members of the cast (Charles BOYER, Constance SMITH, Françoise ROSAY, and Michael RENNIE) of "The Scarlet Pen," released in 1951 as The Thirteenth Letter

      8-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches. 1 vols. Single leaf laid down on cloth (formerly the back pastedown of one of Eisenstaedt's albums). Binding holes in margin, else Fine. 8-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches. 1 vols. Preminger and Boyer in Montréal. Excellent souvenir of director and cast of a classic film noir, shot in the Saint-Denis neighborhood of Montreal in the fall of 1950. Directed by Otto Preminger, the working title was The Scarlet Pen; featuring Charles Boyer, Linda Darnell, Michael Rennie, Constance Smith, and Françoise Rosay, it was a remake of the 1943 French film Le Corbeau, and was ultimately released the following year as The Thirteenth Letter. The inscriptions read: Dear Al, if you'll like the 'Scarlet Pen' as much as we of the 'Scarlet Pen' like you - we have nothing to worry about. Cordially, Otto Preminger Montreal, Oct. 1950. Ce fut une grande joie pour moi de collaborer modestement a ce film sous la direction de Otto Preminger ? and to meet you F. Rosay Sincerest wishes Michael Rennie Best wishes Constance Smith Oct. 1950. Do promise me that you will photograph me one day without a head! En souvenir de Montreal and of the 'Scarlet Pen'. Charles Boyer.

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        Tiger im Schlamm / Die 2./ schw. Pz.-Abt. 502 vor Narwa und Dünaburg,

      Neckargemünd, A. Schumann s Verlag, 1950 - Vollständige Original-Ausgabe mit 234 Seiten, biegsamer Kunststoff-Einband. Mit vier Federzeichnungen und fünf Kartenskizzen. - Persönliche Erlebnisse des Eichenlaubträgers, zumeist im Nordabschnitt der Ostfront. = Band 8 der Reihe "Landser am Feind", Originalausgabe. Aus dem Inhalt: "Vorwort - Das Vaterland ruft / Auf Napoleons Spuren / Die ersten T 31 / Beim alten Haufen / Eine Katastrophe / In der Bretagne / Portät des "Tigers" / In Eiltransporten zur Leningradfront / Abwehrschlacht bei Newel / Rückzug zur Narwa / Der "Alte Fritz" / Bei Narwa stand die Front wieder / Ruhe vor dem Sturm / Der Iwan greift an / Meuterei im Bunker / Unternehmen Strachwitz / Das hohe Lied des "Tigers" / Fehlschlag und Abschied von der Narwa / Ritterkreuz am Krankenbett / Die deutschen Jäger sind nicht da / Sofort zurück zur Truppe / Befehlsverweigerung aus Vernunft / Die Abwehrschlacht bei Dünaburg / Der Handstreich / Verhängnisvolle Meinungsverschiedenheit / Der Tod stand vor mir! / Schnelle Heilung im Lazarett / Besuch bei Heinrich Himmler / Verrat am laufenden Band / Die Katastrophe zeichnet sich ab / Der Ruhrkessel / Das Chaos wächst / Ein seltsamer Stadtkommandant / Dem Ende entgegen / Die Heiden sind oft die besseren Christen / Nachwort." - Verf. schildert u.a. die Verleihung des Eichenlaubs durch den Reichsführer SS in dessen Hauptquartier in Salzburg ("Möchten Sie nicht auch zur SS kommen.?") und wie er den gemeinen und feigen Mordversuch eines Offiziers der Roten Armee mit allerknappster Not überlebte: ".die Russen waren inzwischen schon über den Weg in unseren Straßengraben gekommen. Jedesmal, wenn wir uns bewegten, schossen sie. Die Bohnen, die über mich hinwegzischten, trafen auch Lokey nicht, da er durch mich abgedeckt wurde. Er kam schließlich mit einem Streifschuß noch glimpflich davon. Die anderen Geschosse fing ich ab: so erhielt ich einen Durchschuß am linken Oberarm und weitere vier Treffer im Rücken. Da die vielen Wunden, besonders die im Rücken, stark bluteten, war ich bald restlos fertig und kam nicht mehr weiter. Ich hatte ja nur noch den rechten Arm zur Verfügung. Als wir uns nicht mehr bewegten, hörte die Schießerei auf und dann wurden meine schwindenden Lebensgeister plötzlich wieder geweckt; deutlich ertönte das Motorengeräusch meiner Panzer - in meinen Ohren Sphärenklänge! Eichhorn und Göring hatten also die Schießerei doch gehört und waren losgefahren, um zu sehen was es da gab. Ich hattte außer der Freude auch wieder Hoffnung doch noch lebend aus dem Schlamassel herauszukommen. - Da aber stand plötzlich der Tod vor mir! Drei Russen waren in unserem Rücken herangekommen und tauchten plötzlich drei Meter hinter mir auf. Diesen Anblick werde ich zeitlebens nicht vergessen. Ich blutete aus vielen Wunden, hatte keine Kraft mehr und hörte die Motoren meiner "Tiger", die nun wohl doch zu spät gekommen waren. Wie ein waidwundes Tier, das den Jäger kommen sieht und nicht mehr entfliehen kann, sah ich mich um. In der Mitte stand ein Sowjetoffizier, der "Ruki werch!" rief - "Hände hoch!" - und rechts und links hielten Soldaten ihre Maschinenpistolen auf uns gerichtet. Ein Glück war es, daß der Russe noch immer Angst hatte, ich könne auf die dumme Idee kommen zu schießen. Mir wäre es an seiner Stelle wohl ebenso gegangen. Er hatte ja keine Ahnung, in welcher Verfassung ich war. Mir lag nichts ferner als zu schießen. Ich konnte im Augenblick ja nicht einmal daran denken, und es wäre mir auch völlig unmöglich gewesen, meine Waffe zu ziehen, da ich auf dem noch gesunden rechten Arm lag. Meine Panzer kamen jetzt herangebraust und feuerten im Fahren mit den Maschinengewehren wild in die Gegend, ohne allerdings etwas zu treffen. Den Russen hatte das plötzliche Auftauchen der "Tiger" natürlich einen Schock versetzt. Die beiden Soldaten rannten sofort weg, der Sowjetoffizier aber hob noch seine Pistole, um mir den Rest zu geben. Ich vermochte in meinem Zustand nicht dem Tod ins Auge zu sehen und wandte mich meinen ankommenden Panzern z

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        Across the River and Into the Trees

      1950. first edition. One of Twenty-Five 'Advance' Copies - Specially Bound for PresentationHEMINGWAY, Ernest. Across the River and Into the Trees. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. First edition, First Printing, one of twenty-five 'advance' copies printed from the uncorrected sheets and specially bound for presentation. Inscribed in blue ink on front paste-down "One of twenty-five/advance copies/David A. Randall". Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 5/8 inches; 210 x 142 mm.). xii, 308 pp. With all the "advance copies" first issue points as stated by David A. Randall.Original dark blue buckram, front cover with facsimile gilt signature, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, fore and lower edge uncut. A very fine copy. Chemised in a quarter red morocco over red cloth slipcase."Across the River and Into the Trees first appeared in Cosmopolitan, CXXVIII (Feb. 1950 - June 1950). Numerous changes, additions, and omissions were made prior to book publication. For example: "Conte Carlo" was changed to "Count Andrea"; the passages regarding "the Honorable Pacciardi," on pp. 39-41, were added; the passages regarding d'Annunzio, on pp. 49-51, were added; the whole of Ch. XXXVII was added; the deletions were filled in; etc… Across the River and Into the Trees appeared on the N.Y. Times Book Review's Best Seller List from September 24, 1950 to February 11, 1951. During the twenty-one weeks that it appeared, it was in first place for seven weeks, from October 15 to November 26, 1950. Twenty-five "advance copies," issued in blue cloth, were printed from discarded plates after the first edition was run off… These "advance copies" contain the following errors: On p.21, line 26, "Papadopohi" should read "Papadopoli". On p. 24, line 5, there should be a period after "got" and "o" made a capital in "One". On p. 80, line 21, the second "how" should be omitted." (Hanneman, pp. 61-62).Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961). Across the River and Into the Trees was his last novel and tells the story of American Colonel Richard Cantwell during the last day of his life as he recalls his experiences in war and love as a younger man in Venice. Hemingway took the title of this novel from the last words of General Thomas J. ("Stonewall") Jackson, quoted on page 307: "Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees." Like much of his writing, this novel is highly autobiographical. Also in typical Hemingway fashion, Across the River utilizes the Iceberg Theory, in which the true essence of the story is not expressly said in the plot but rather is meant to be inferred.Hanneman 23A.

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        The Intelligent Investor

      Harper and Brothers 1950 - Harper and Brothers, New York 1950. Third Printing of the First Edition. Dated 1949 on the copyright page. Harper Code A-Z. Blue cloth boards. First Issue Jacket priced at $3.50. Exceptionally rare in the first few printings with the jacket. Book Condition: Very Good-, tight spine, light shelf wear. Name at the front endpaper, underlining to 120 pages. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, tears, chipping, light spots. Light age toning. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Town and the City

      NY: Harcourt Brace. (1950). His first book, a novel published seven years before On the Road and the only book Kerouac published using his given name, John, rather than the more casual "Jack" under which his Beat novels were published. This copy is signed "John Kerouac." An early signature, as he later also signed his books "Jack Kerouac." Kerouac later dismissed this novel as "dead": he came to consider the carefully crafted style to be artificial, and in opposition to the more free-flowing, jazz-inspired, improvisational writing of On the Road and his later books. The Town and the City is a partly autobiographical novel and as such can be viewed in the context of Kerouac's later books, which together comprised the "Duluoz sequence" -- a series of semi-autobiographical narratives which he considered to be the literal truth of his life, altered into "fiction" by the demands of publishers. While The Town and the City is not as self-consciously experimental as On the Road, it shows Kerouac's literary antecedents -- it is reminiscent of Thomas Wolfe -- and gives a clear indication that he saw himself as a writer long before he became a cultural icon. Tiny bookstore stamp lower front flyleaf; faint cup ring and spotting to boards; a near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket but for a light stain chiefly visible on rear flap and verso. First Edition. Hardcover.

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        THE FLAME TREE SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

      DUEL SLOAN & PEARCE, 1950-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable/Acceptable. Signed by Author. 1951(Reprint). Duell, Sloane & Pearce. Hardcover w/dust jacket. Signed by Author. Clean text. Bumped corners and spine. Medium wear and scuffing. Chips and tears on tattered jacket. Ship same or next business day via US Mail. More Vintage books in my store.

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        Komödie der Eitelkeit EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      München: Willi Weismann Verlag, 1950. Fine. Willi Weismann Verlag, München 1950, 13x21,5cm, broché. - Edition for which he was not drawn large papers. Precious autograph dated and signed by the author Raymond Queneau: "Für Freunde aus Raymond Queneau über eine Although full copy of his jacket and slightly insolated marginally on the back and the dishes, small tears in the lead of the first flat. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Précieux envoi autographe daté et signé de Elias Canetti à Raymond Queneau : " Für Raymond Queneau aus Freude über eine unerwartete Begegnung, Juni 1951 ", "pour Raymond Queneau, joie d'une rencontre inattendue". Exemplaire bien complet de sa jaquette marginalement et légèrement insolée sur le dos et les plats, petites déchirures en tête du premier plat.  

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        Typed Contract signed, between Gary Cooper and Twentieth-Century Fox , to portray the role of "Lt John Harkness" in the production of "THE FLYING TEA KETTLE" (aka YOU'RE IN THE NAVY NOW, 1951)

      Los Angeles, Calif, 1950. 14pp. 1 vols. 4to. Fine, in the original blue paper folder. 14pp. 1 vols. 4to. Cooper was to receive 3% of the gross receipts -- up to $350,000 -- for his role in the film which came out in the following year as YOU'RE IN THE NAVY NOW.

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        THE TOWN AND THE CITY - JACKSON MAC LOW'S COPIES (FIRST TRADE AND ADVANCE), TOGETHER WITH A TLS FROM THE PUBLISHER

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. First Edition. First Printing, one of 10,500 copies. Octavo; red cloth, with titling and rule stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dark gray topstain; dustjacket; 499, [1]pp. Base of spine gently nudged, 1cm closed tear to cloth at crown, with two faint, shallow bumps to upper board edges; Very Good+. Dustjacket is supplied, unclipped (priced $3.50), lightly worn at spine ends and extremitites, with several short tears and attendant creases; unrestored, Very Good+ example. Offered together with the publishers advance review copy: Octavo; salmon wrappers, with titles printed in black on front cover; 499, [5]pp. Gentle sunning to spine, faint stain to front wrapper, with a few small splash marks to rear and a 1.5cm closed tear to upper front joint; Very Good+. Together with a one-page typed publicity letter from the publishers, with the rubber-stamped signatures of Eugene Reynal, Edward A. Hodge, and Robert Giroux at lower margin. Two old folds, with faint toning along same; Very Good+ or better. The author's first novel, written between 1947-48 in Queens where he lived with his mother and father. The present copies belonged to poet Jackson Mac Low. Laid into the advance copy is a TLS from the publishers addressed to "Miss Maclow" (the painter Iris Lezak, who Mac Low would later marry), dated two months prior to publication with contents somewhat prophetic in nature: "Dear Miss Maclow: Here is your preview of THE TOWN AND THE CITY, which we shall publish on March 2. This is a big, new novel by John Kerouac--a name you have never before heard--one of the most exciting new talents to come to American readers since Thomas Wolfe." A superb, early letter, presumably sent to Mac Low for a favorable review, and a wonderful association between two of the 20th century's prominent poets. Provenance: Through the trade, from the estate of Jackson Mac Low. Charters A1a.

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        The 13 Clocks.

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950 - Octavo. Original pink cloth-backed dark grey boards, titles to spine in dark blue, pictorial decoration to front board in black, pictorial endpapers. With the illustrated dust jacket. Light spotting to prelims, light fading to cloth at edges in the dust jacket with shallow chipping to ends of spine and rear panel top edge, mild creasing to front edges, light wear to extremities. A very good copy. With numerous colour illustrations by Mark Simont in text. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on front flyleaf: "Merry Christmas,Frances , From Jim and Helen. James Thurber." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        SHERLOCK HOLMES (A Fine, Complete Set of All Eight Volumes, Vols 1-3 Still in Original Dust Jackets)

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1950. Doyle, A(rthur) Conan. SHERLOCK HOLMES. NY: Limited Editions Club, 1950-1951-1952. A Fine set, consisting of eight volumes housed in three matching slipcases. Black spines gilt, with beautifully designed and decorated brown boards. Illustrations by Sidney Paget and others. THE FIRST THREE VOLUMES STILL RETAIN THEIR ORIGINAL GLASSINE DUST JACKETS. Volumes Four and Six have a tiny bit of abrasion to the spine but are otherwise as pristine as all the rest. A wonderful Limited Editions Club publication containing all four Sherlock Holmes novels (A STUDY IN SCARLET, THE SIGN OF FOUR, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, and THE VALLEY OF FEAR) along with all 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories. The three matching slipcases are original and just slightly worn. Unsigned Edition of 1500 copies of which this set is uniformly #239. Unlike many of the Limited Editions Club titles, this one is often found well-read which says a lot about the triumph of story-telling over pretty packaging. . First Edition, Thus. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Sidney Paget and Others.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        FAMILY AFFAIRS

      London: Geoffrey Bles. 1950. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to the front free endpaper, ?"For Mr Charles Cubitt, With the author's best wishes, Sept ?'50, John Rhode?". Original red cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the cloth clean save for a couple of small spots, the contents without inscriptions (other than the author's) or stamps but with a little foxing at the text block edges. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has small chips to the tips of the faded spine, and a couple of very short closed tears to the extremities. Not price-clipped (9s 6d net to the front flap). Provenance: from the library of crime fiction author Alan Hunter, the recipient Charles Cubitt being his father in law and owner of Charles Cubitt, booksellers, in Norwich where Hunter managed the antiquarian books department between 1946 and 1950.Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Town and the City

      NY: Harcourt Brace. (1950). His first book, a novel published seven years before On the Road and the only book Kerouac published using his given name, John, rather than the more casual "Jack" under which his Beat novels were published. This copy is signed "John Kerouac." An early signature, as he later also signed his books "Jack Kerouac." Kerouac later dismissed this novel as "dead": he came to consider the carefully crafted style to be artificial, and in opposition to the more free-flowing, jazz-inspired, improvisational writing of On the Road and his later books. The Town and the City is a partly autobiographical novel and as such can be viewed in the context of Kerouac's later books, which together comprised the "Duluoz sequence" -- a series of semi-autobiographical narratives which he considered to be the literal truth of his life, altered into "fiction" by the demands of publishers. While The Town and the City is not as self-consciously experimental as On the Road, it shows Kerouac's literary antecedents -- it is reminiscent of Thomas Wolfe -- and gives a clear indication that he saw himself as a writer long before he became a cultural icon. Tiny bookstore stamp lower front flyleaf; faint cup ring and spotting to boards; a near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket but for a light stain chiefly visible on rear flap and verso. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Curiosidades bibliográficas. Colección escogida de obras raras de amenidad y erudición, con apuntes biográficos de los diferentes autores

      Madrid, Ediciones Atlas, 1950 [Biblioteca de Autores Españoles]. Folio; XXIV pp., 556 pp., 1 h. Cubiertas originales. Contiene el «Consejo y Consejero del Príncipe» de Fadrique Furió Ceriol, y el siempre perseguido por la Inquisición «Diálogos de apacible entretenimiento» de Gaspar Lucas Hidalgo, junto a otros textos de Don Francesillo de Zúñiga, Juan de Arjona, Gregorio Morillo, Agustín de Orozco, Jerómimo Gómez de Huerta, Alfonso de la Torre, Francisco de Villalobos, Cosme de Aldana, y Don Juan de la Sal.

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        Poemas. Selección, versión y prólogo de José Luis Cano

      Madrid, 1950 [Adonais]. 8vo.; 65 pp. Edición limitada de 600 ejemplares. Cubiertas originales. «La llama de Byron, la ternura de Shelley y la claridad clásica de Keats».

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        De Viris Illustribus Provinciae Aragoniae Ordinis Praedicatorum Estudio preliminar y edición de Fray José María de Garganta y Fábrega

      Valencia, Institución Alfonso el Magnánimo, 1950. 4to.mayor; 78 pp., 1 h. Cubiertas originales.

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        Mountains of Nagano

      C.1950. Hand-painted watercolour miniature album bound leporello style. On one sides over 13 leaves there is a panorama of the mountains of Nagano and on the other are 6 double page hand-painted scence of the surrounding area. Silk covers with calligraphic title label on upper cover, in a cloth slipcase. In very good condition. The mountains of the Nagano are in central Japan and because of its natural beauty is a very popular tourist destination for the Japanese in summer and winter. This exquisite album was in all likelihood painted by a Mejii visitor whilst on holiday.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS]
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        Frie Kunstnere. Cobra-bibliothekets förste serie.

      . Vol. 1-15. (All publ.). Pierre Alechinsky (text by Luc Zangie)/ Else Alfelt (text by Edouard Jaguer) / Karel Appel (text by Chr. Dotremont)/ Atlan (text by Michel Ragon)/ Ejler Bille (text by Michel Ragon)/ Constant (text by Dotremont)/ Corneille (text by Dotremont)/ Jacques Doucet (text by Jean Laude)/ Sonja Ferlov (text by Dotremont)/ Stephen Gilbert (text by E. Jaguer)/ Svavar Gudnason (text by E. Jaguer)/ Henry Heerup (text by Dotremont)/ Egill Jacobsen (text by Dotremont)/ Asger Jorn (text by Dotremont)/ Carl-Henning Pedersen (text by Dotremont). Copenhagen: Munksgaard 1950. Illustr. Indlagt i orig. smukt restaureret kassette. In publisher's nicely restored portfolio. * Omslagene er orig. farvelitografier af de respektive kunstnere.<br>Covers are orig. colourlithographs by the artists.<br>Limited to 500 copies. Text in Danish..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Collection of 5 TLS, 2 APcD and 1 TPcS (initials).

      Princeton, NJ & New Haven, CT, 1946-1950. - 9 pp. altogether. Various formats; 2 cards with autogr. address. Includes 6 typed envelopes. In German, to the emigré musical scholar Viktor Zuckerkandl (1896-1965): "[.] From the clear blue hell two novels dropped into my lap - one is finished, thank God - and thus everything else which I consider more important (epistemology, politics) has been shifted to the background. And apart from this, everything in this world appears to me unimportant and precarious. One can no longer work for eternity, for we have left it behind. And as I am silly enough to be depressed by this fact more than would be adequate, my physical condition is also somewhat un-brilliant. My bouts of tiredness are rather abnormal and I battle them with vitamins, hormones, iron, calcium preparations, sometimes not altogether without success [.]" (29 Nov. 1950). Other letters contain extensive ruminations on the humanities and various novels. An undated carbon copy contains Broch's evaluation of Zuckerkandl's then-current research project with six-line greetings: "Dearest, I hope you approve of the following. MS to follow, if possible (even if it embitters the author - it usually does) with my notes of commentary [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Strangers on a Train

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition. Good+ condition. Spine faded, mottled cloth. Light wear to corners. A solid true first of The Talented Mr. Ripley author's first novel, which was the basis of the classic Hitchcock film noir.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Le tour du malheur EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Gallimard, 1950. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1950, 14,5x21cm, 4 volumes brochés. - Original, one of 110 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper Edition, only large parchment paper after 50 stained with the author. Some foxing mainly affecting the edges of volumes. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 110 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers après 50 parcheminé teinté réservés à l'auteur. Quelques rousseurs affectant principalement les tranches des volumes.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        THE LITTLE FIRE ENGINE

      Parrish 1950 - First edition. Original red pictorial boards in matching pictorial dustwrapper. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper that just has the slightest trace of wear to the corners and a couple of short closed tears. Illustrated throughout in colour by Dorothy Craigie. The author's second children's book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        A magad hasznára, a haza javára: jegyezz békekölcsönt! [For Your Profit, For Homeland's Benefit: Subscribe Peace Loan!]

      Országos Béketanács (Offset-Nyomda) (ca. 1950), (Budapest) - First edition. Original, vintage, offset propaganda poster. 82 ×119 cm. Communist propaganda poster for subscribing "peace loan", designed by György Konecsni (1908-1970), in the style of the socialist realism. A happy worker in the front, staring in the bright future while signing the loan; a factory in the background under construction. The text under the image, printed in red, urging the reader to subscribe the loan. The Communist régime in Hungary, alike the Stalinist Soviet Union, launched it's huge industrial development plan in 1951, the Hungarian Five-Year Plan, that they also called the "Peace-Plan", to build the "Greatest Peace-Monuments", socialist factories, and industrial cities like "Sztálinváros" (Stalin City), and to turn the country into the "Land of Iron and Steel". To cover - at least partly - the expenses of the investments they mobilized the population to finance the efforts by subscribing the the so-called "peace-loan", a special form of government bond. This poster is an example of the its propaganda. Folded. Small tears at foldings. Sketches and notes in black and red pencil on verso. Overall in very good condition. First edition. Original, vintage, offset propaganda poster. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Traveller's Prelude; Beyond the Euphrates; The Coast of Incense; Dust in the Lion's Paw A Complete set of Freya Stark's four volume Autobiography

      London: John Murray, 1950; 1951; 1953; 1961., 1950. ALL FIRST EDITIONS; Octavo; rebound in green half leather with green cloth, gilt titles / tooling and raised bands, all in a green slipcase; vol. 1 pp. xii, 346, vol. 2 pp. xiii, 341, vol. 3 pp. xiii, 287, vol. 4 pp. xii, 297; text blocks pristine, rebinding very recent; all very fine copies.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Arriver à se réveiller EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Saint-Maurice d'Etelan: Pierre Bettencourt, 1950. Fine. Pierre Bettencourt, Saint-Maurice d'Etelan s.d. (1950), 12,5x19,5cm, broché. - Edition 160 copies printed on Arches paper. Handwritten signature of Henri Michaux on the half-title page. Cover art by Pierre Bettencourt. Rare copy and pleasant. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à 160 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches. Signature autographe d'Henri Michaux sur la page de faux-titre. Couverture illustrée par Pierre Bettencourt. Rare et agréable exemplaire.

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        THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE A STORY FOR CHILDREN

      London: Geoffrey Bles, (1950). First Edition. Hardcover. Owner name on front endpaper; minor scratches to covers. Near Fine in an attractive binding. Pauline Baynes. Lewis's classic Christian fable, the high spot of his Chronicles of Narnia series, here in its original first printing recently rebound in full brown morocco with gilt rules on the covers and gilt lettering and decorative devices on the spine and matching gilt-lettered black morocco spine labels. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        FIVE ON A TREASURE ISLAND

      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1950. 7th edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Soper, Eileen. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. The first "Famous Five" adventure. Red boards, black title to spine and front cover. Plain endpapers. 32 full-page b/w illustrations. SIGNED by the author (by means of an inscription to Rosemary) to front endpaper, also another inscription to Rosemary on same page. Spine bumped and fading to top edge of front cover. Contents bright and clean. Dustwrapper is slightly worn at top and tail of spine with minimal loss, tear and slightly grubby to rear panel, light vertical crease to edge of spine on front panel. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Mr. Midshipman Hornblower.

      Boston; Little Brown and Company. 1950 - First US Edition. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth, very good indeed, lightly worn to the extremities and with some slight edgewear and discolouration. In a good only dustwrapper with significant creasing and loss to the spine panel. This copy is inscribed to Forester's wife, Dorothy, on the front flyleaf and the pastedown bears the bookplate of the Forester and Troughton Smith archive. Internally clean and sharp. A splendid association albeit with the dustwrapper in the condition we have come to expect from the titles purchased from the family collection. Housed in a tailor made leather spined clamshell box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, ABA, ILAB]
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