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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      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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      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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        Nothing Serious

      Herbert Jenkins 1950 - A fine copy which has had small repairs to top and bottom of spine, but there is no fade .Notoriously difficult to find in fine condition no idea why .The paper was cheap but then so were other early post war titles.I think the print run must have been less as so few decent copies turn up. Its not perfect so I am still looking [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        Poemes de Charles D'Orleans

      One of the original sets of 1200 lithograph copies of Matisse?s original, which was done in color pencil and crayon. The text is a selection of Charles? poems that Matisse wrote out in hand in French. He then added fleur de lis decorations and hand drawn borders, all in various colors. Slightly more than 100 pages and more than 50 original lithographs, loose in sets of four pages each, housed in illustrated wrappers. A beautiful set with only slight offsetting on some internal pages. The acetate protector on the wrappers is yellowed and has a closed tear bottom left of front cover. Signed by Matisse in pencil on the limitation page. This is copy number 778. The protective cardboard box is in Poor condition, soiled and faded, with splits at the seams and one long, folding flap detached. Even though the number produced was large, intact copies are quite rare ?" presumably because many copies were broken and sold separately as single Matisse lithographs. This production is widely considered one of the most important illustrated books ever done. Included is a note from M. J. Royer, Antiquarian Bookseller and Gallery of Fine and Applied Arts, Los Angeles, to "Mrs. Tarr" stating that he has located this copy in Europe. The note is dated Dec. 4, 1958; additionally there is an Invoice for the purchase dated 14 Feb. ?59. Special shipping will be required at extra cost.

      [Bookseller: Squid Ink Books]
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        Tranches de savoir suivi du Secret de la situation politique EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: L'âge d'or, 1950. Fine. L'âge d'or, Paris 1950, 12,5x19,5cm, broché. - First edition, a 1200 numbered copies on alfa only major papers after 50 Marais. Precious autograph signed by the author Raymond Queneau. Dos slightly past as usually. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 1200 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers après 50 Marais. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Henri Michaux à Raymond Queneau. Dos très légèrement passé comme généralement.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Study for the ‘Resurrection’ and other subjects. An original drawing/study possibly for the ‘Resurrection’.

      Self-published., Cookham 1950 - An original drawing/study possibly for the ‘Resurrection’. With the Christie's studio stamp on lower left corner. On verso is another partial study.The drawing has been professionally cleaned and minor tears and heavy creases & folds repaired/strengthened. Still slightly grubby, else good.Sheet size 580 x 145mm (19 x 5.75 inches). Circa 1950. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1950. 1st Edition 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Good. THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR - A Book of Practical Counsel, by BENJAMIN GRAHAM. Published by Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York. FIRST EDITION, likely Third Printing. "Copyright 1949" is the only date stated on the copyright page, and there is the letter code "A-Z" at the bottom of the copyright page. Though Harper & Brothers usually stated "First Edition" in its books at this time, this was one of the exceptions; i.e. it did not state "first edition" but instead simply used its letter code for identification. It is presumed that the code "D-Y" (April 1949) was the first printing, with a second 1949 printing being lettered "K-Y" (November 1949). This "A-Z" (January, 1950) is, I believe, the third printing. You can easily find Harper & Brothers Letter Codes online. Hardcovers, 5.5" x 8.5", 276 pages. Original NAVY BLUE CLOTH COVERED BOARDS with GILT TITLING TO THE SPINE. and Harper & Brothers blind stamped colophon on the front cover.. This is the same binding as the First Printing (later printings had different bindings). NO DUSTJACKET. Condition: The covers have some wear to their spine ends and corner tips, rubbing to their folds and edges, and some rubbing to the spine, but are still solid and doing their job well; there is a bb-size stain to the top page edges (page edges of the closed book); there is a previous owner's name/address/phone rubber-stamped at the bottom of the front pastedown; there is clear tape reinforcement neatly applied to the gutter edge of the title-page and its facing page, and to the dedication page and the facing "Contents" page - the tape does not touch text, it extends for approx. 1/4" along the gutter of all 4 pages; there is underlining in red pencil to sections of 24 pages; there is NO noticeable foxing or toning, the pages are bright and clear. Overall a complete, solid, presentable, used copy. VERY RARE, EARLY "A-Z" (January 1950) PRINTING of this BIBLE of STOCK MARKET INVESTING. The only earlier printing I found for sale was a "K-Y" (November 1949 - probable second printing), selling for $6,500 with DJ. As of this writing, I found several LATER (i.e. not as scarce) but still early printings for sale online, including a "C-A" (March 1951) printing for $3,500 with dj, a "C-A" (March 1951) printing for $1,950 without dj; (please note that both of these "C-A" editions have the much less desirable LATER BINDING); and a "D-C" (April 1953) printing for $2,022 with no dj, and also with the later binding. As BENJAMIN GRAHAM would say, be an intelligent investor and do your own research! And as I would add, Have Fun doing it!

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        Pabst Blue Ribbon Draft Beer. Transporting, Storing, Delivering, Dispensing How Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer is made; Fundamentals of Merchandising; Your Company. A Brief History of the Origin and Growth of the Pabst Brewing Company - Salesman's sample catalogue with samples of brewing materials.

      Milwaukee, WI & Chicago, IL: Pabst Sales Company, Pabst Brewing Company, 1946-1950 - Quarto, 17 parts bound in a singlevolume. Original black morocco-grained cloth post binder, rounded corners, embossed gilt lettering and company logo with Pabst Blue Ribbon on front cover. Minor shelfwear, slight fraying to outer edge of the sample board, remains a very good copy. Numerous illustrations, diagrams, tables, several colour plates, 3 of them large folding, 1 colour-lithograph plate for Pabst Brewing materials, mounted on thick board with linen hinges, die-cut holes creating small round display windows in the board, and samples for malt, hops, grits & yeast inserted into the holes with glassine window covers, one of which is a just little damaged, 4 loosely inserted Pabst Sales Company memos from Astrup & Swan dated 1949-1951 First edition of this unusual and uncommon - no copies traced on OCLC - Pabst Blue Ribbon Company salesman's sample catalogue and advertising manual. Divided into several bulletins, which were to be continually updated by the Pabst Brewing sales force and which detail the brewing process, Pabst operations, how to place beer cases on the floor, what kind of signage needed to be located in their prospective selling location, a detailed history of the company, and much more. One of the large folding colour diagrams details the brewing process in a colour cut-away view of a Pabst Brewery detailing the innovations by Pabst, including the first use of mash filters in America, sterile air in connection with large open coolers, bottom fermentation yeast for brewing lager beer, sterile liquefying of fermentation carbon dioxide, market beer in cans nationally, and high pressure speed bottle filters. Pabst had originated the use of a blue ribbon tag to be affixed to each bottle or beer in 1882 in order identify their brew. By 1889 they were advertising this blue ribbon, and promoting it as a "Select" brand. Of special interest is the wonderful sample leaf with its original period samples offers an invaluable historical reference for the brewing ingredients and processes in post-World War II America. From collection of Robert Horner, former regional sales agent for Pabst who fortunately ignored the directives to destroy the earlier portions of the manual.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        La nuit du rose-hôtel EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1950. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1950, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition, one of the review copies. Precious and beautiful handwritten dedication signed by the author (Andrew) Rolland of Renéville: "... (For R. R ...) On the floor the old wool, boa constrictor, eight meters long while peeling silver belt intimately Hairy Atlas lion with pensive eyes ... "Mors lightly rubbed with a tear glued Length, two bright spots on the first guard, slight traces of rubbing on the front cover. Preface by André Breton. Autographs shipments Maurice Thicket is rare. Source: Library of André Rolland Renéville. --- 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 exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux et très bel envoi autographe signé de Maurice Fourre à (André) Rolland de Renéville : "... (Pour R. de R...) Sur le tapis de la laine usagée, le boa constrictor, de huit mètres de long, tout écaillé d'argent, ceinture intimement le lion chevelu de l'Atlas aux yeux songeurs..." Mors légèrement frottés comportant une déchirure recollée en pied, deux taches claires sur la première garde, légères traces de frottements sur le premier plat. Préface d'André Breton. Les envois autographes de Maurice Fourré sont rares. Provenance : bibliothèque de André Rolland de Renéville.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Le mécanicien et autres contes EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      s.l.: Chez l'auteur, 1950. Fine. Chez l'auteur, s.l. 1950, 14,5x19,5cm, broché. - First Edition, one of the numbered on pure over Marais, only large paper 100. Preface by André Breton. Rare and beautiful copy. --- 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 100 ex numérotés sur pur fil du Marais, seuls grands papiers. Préface d'André Breton. Rare et bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        CAHIERS D'ART 25e année I. 1950 "un demi-siècle d'art italien" pochoir de Giacomo Balla & CAHIERS D'ART 25e année II. 1950 "Oeuvres et images inédites de la jeunesse de Picasso - L'art moderne français dans les collections des musées étrangers I. Musée d'Art Moderne Occidental à Moscou - Antoine Pevsner- Notes sur les portraits et le figures de la Renaissance Italienne." pochoir de Yves Tanguy

      Paris: Éditions "Cahiers d'Art", 1950 - 4° - 2 Volumes 1-275 & 276-403 - Color & B/w reproductions. First edition, text in Frencha language. Original covers by Giacomo Balla & Yves Tanguy. As New [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: °ART...on paper - 20th Century Art Books]
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        Noces. Les Essais XXXIX.

      Paris, Gallimard 1950. Small 8vo. 91 + (3) pp. Dec. full cloth. Front wrapper bound in. Text somewhat darkened. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title.. "á M. Abelardo Arias en cordial homage Albert Camus." [Arias: Argentinian writer 1918 - 1989]

      [Bookseller: Norlis Antikvariat]
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        Senate Pass, SIGNED

      No place, No date (1950s), 1950. A Senate pass, dated July 1955, for the reserved gallery for the 84th Congress, United States Senate Chanmber, Washington D.C. On pink U.S. senate card, pictorially printed in black; single sided, dimensions approx.10 x 7 cms. Details filled out in blue ink, SIGNED by JFK. Fine condition. Provenance; Skinner Manuscripts 2386.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        First pull of the first section of Canto General

      Mexico: Talleres Gráficos de la Nación,, 1950. Folio (340 x 230 mm). Single quire sewn into dark blue cloth presentation binding, front board with titles gilt and ruling in blind, printed in black and red. Extremities lightly rubbed, minor scuffing to rear board, contents faintly toned. In excellent condition. First edition, first pull of the first section. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the first page, "1950, Enero 3, 1er pliego del 'Canto General', ej. ùnico dedicado a Helia d'Acosta, Pablo Neruda". The inscription was addressed to Latin American political writer and literary critic Helia d'Acosta. The first section of Canto general contains the first Canto, La lámpara en la tierra, bar "Amor América (1400)" and the last half of "Los hombres". With loosely inserted newspaper clippings.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Principia Mathematica

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,, 1950. 3 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt. With the printed dust jackets. Spines rolled and very slightly bumped and faded at extremities. A very good set in the dust jackets with sunned spines and light toning towards a few edges. Second edition, third impression. The first edition of Principia Mathematica, "the best-known work in 20th-century logic" (Ency. Brit.), appeared in 1910?-13 in a lopsided publication: 750 copies of the first volume in 1910; only 500 each of the later two volumes. The second edition, the first uniform iteration, was published in 1925 with revisions and additions produced solely by Russell, which introduced a new system of logic influenced by both Wittgenstein and Frank Ramsey. A smart set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Local Color

      Random House 1950 - Signed by the Author on the front endpaper. First Printing. dust jacket original price $3.50 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Rare Books]
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      Imprenta Góngora Madrid. 1950. 34X26. Honadesa. 2Vol. 1Vol, LXIV+1h+658Pág+2h. 2Vol, 374Pág+2. 1er Volumen tirada de 3000 ejemplares. Raríssima Obra. II Congreso Internacional del Notariado Latino. Ilustre Colegio de Notarial de Madrid. Ref 13 Biblioteca A.. Edición Especial. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Excelente.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        The Traveller's Tree. A Journey through the Caribbean Islands

      John Murray, London 1950 - First edition of the author's first book. Frontispiece and photographs by A. Costa. xi, [i], 403 [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Green cloth. Fine in almost fine green unclipped pictorial dust jacket Frontispiece and photographs by A. Costa. xi, [i], 403 [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo First edition of the author's first book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      The complete portfolio, comprising 12 wood engravings printed in colors after works by various artists, each signed in pencil by the artist and the portfolio's artistic director, Robert Rey, and each print is accompanied by an essay signed by the authors in blue ink. Rare French edition, one of 100 copies numbered in Roman Numbers, complete of the original case resembling a framed painting of Van Dongen woodcut. Loose as issued, it includes the decomposition of Raul Dufy print, in a separated paper wrap folder, and the paper wrap cover comprising: title page, introduction text, table of content, essays, prints, and colophon. Artists include: Georges Braque, Nature Morte aux Huitres; Maurice Brianchon, La Neige a Auteuil; Marc Chagall, La Sirene; Françoise Desnoyer, Liseuses au Bord de Mer; Raoul Dufy, Le Casino de la Jetee a Nice; Marie Laurencin, Portrait de Femme en Rouge; Henri Matisse, Nature Morte au Magnolia; Pablo Picasso, La Casserole Emaillee; Maurice Utrillo, Le Jardin de Montmagny; Kees van Dongen, Tete de Femme; Maurice de Vlaminck, Les Bles Dans le Perche; Henri de Waroquier, Dolori Sacrum. Authors include: Jean Paulhan, Jacques de Lacretelle, Rene Huyghe, Andre Chamson, Jean Louis Vaudoyer, Louis de Vilmorin, Jean Cocteau, Jean Cassou, Pierre Mac Orlan, Andre Maurois, Jerome et Jean Tharaud, Daniel-Rops. PREFACE by ROBERT REYTotal Edition 250 copies on Chiffon Van Gelden Zonen paper, of which 100 copies numbered in Roman Numbers from I to C reserved for the French edition, and 150 numbered from 1 to 150 encased in a calf portfolio case. There are a few copies reserved for the collaborators and are marked as: Exemplaire d?Artists. Our portfolio is in fine condition. Paper wrap cover present a small tear on the front low left corner, inside all the prints are bright and clear, some of the prints on the very end of the edges present small spots, however this minor defect is barely noticeable. Very rare copy in fine condition of the Rare French Edition. Sheets dimensions: approx. 468 by 365 mm 18 1/2 by 14 5/8 inMore Pictures on Request.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Watermarks, Mainly of the 17th and 18th Centuries (Monumenta Chartae Papyraceae Historiam Illustrantia)

      Hilversum, Holland: The Paper Publications Society, 1950. Hardcover. No jacket. Ex-university library. From the English Faculty Library, Oxford University. First edition. Number 54 of three hundred copies. Superficial marks and light scores on boards and spine. Leading corners, edges and spine are bumped and worn. Minor abrasions on spine. Lower leading corners are frayed. Shelf label and tape on spine. Page block and pages are lightly tanned and marked. Library stamps on early pages. Contents are clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW. hardcover. Acceptable/No Dust Jacket. Ex-Library.

      [Bookseller: PsychoBabel & Skoob Books]
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        No Highway in the Sky [No Highway] (Original screenplay for the 1951 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1950. Final Shooting script for the 1951 film, here under its working title, "No Highway." Profusely annotated by a studio secretary on the inside rear wrapper, over time, regarding at least eight script revisions, with dates ranging from 10/4/50 to 11/13/50. Based on the 1948 novel by Nevil Shute. The second pairing of Jimmy Stewart and Marlene Dietrich, after their splash together in "Destry Rides Again" (1939). Theodore Honey is an aeronautical engineer being sent to Labrador from London to examine the wreckage of a new passenger plane designed by his company. His theory is that the planes are susceptible to metal fatigue after a specific amount of time in the air. The absent minded Honey boards the Reindeer class plane and only realizes that this plane is due to fail in the next few hours after the plane is airborne. He decides to warn the crew and creates an incident regardless of whether he is right or wrong. A somewhat obscure and much underappreciated drama. Goldenrod studio wrappers, noted as Final Shooting Script on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped production No. 2459. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. 172 leaves, mimeograph, with blue and pink revision pages throughout. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good, internally bound with three gold brads.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      New York: Knopf, 1950. 1st edition, full blue cloth, with printed dust jacket. Specially signed by Stevens on the FEP in black ink. Stevens won the Bollingen Prize from Yale for this title in manuscript form in 1949 (the dust jacket incorrectly states 1950), and this title also won the National Book Award for poetry in 1951. The present title was published on September 11, 1950, in a printing of only 3000 copies (Edelstein A14.a.1). Minor bumps to corners of boards, light aging to gutters of FEP. The blue cloth is clean with bright gilt spine. Small jacket tears at crown of spine, jacket spine somewhat sunned, else fine. A desirable signed copy of a highly celebrated Stevens title.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Seventy Cantos [Signed]

      Faber & Faber, London 1950 - A Fine copy of the first edition, first printing (pushing to the spine ends -- otherwise Fine), in a Very Good dust jacket (spine sunned and with wear to the spine ends, small chips to the ends of each flap fold, small tape repairs to the interior at/near the spine panel ends), SIGNED BY EZRA POUND on the half-title, WITH POUND'S DRAWING BELOW HIS SIGNATURE (an appropriate and notable drawing by Pound as the Cantos contain Chinese characters). This first English collected edition presents Cantos that previously appeared under the Faber imprint in four separate volumes (A Draft of XXX Cantos; A Draft of Cantos XXXI - XLI; The Fifth Decad of Cantos; and Cantos LII-LXXI). During World War II, Faber was unable to keep all four installments in print and -- after the War ended -- rather than reprint the separate volumes that they had been unable to supply, Faber determined to collect all four installments in this volume. While titled "Seventy Cantos", the volume in fact contains seventy-one Cantos (thus explaining the Roman numerals "LXXI" above the title on the dust jacket's front panel). This collected volume shows some textual differences between it and the four separate volumes from which it was compiled, which differences can be detected because the emendations and corrections are in a type slightly lighter than the type of the original text. A project begun by Pound at age 30 and on which he did not stop working on until his death in 1972, Pound originally intended the Poem to contain 100 cantos. Eventually a few more were written, with Canto CXVI being the last canto completed by Pound. Although Pound died leaving the Poem incomplete, one finds in this volume the majority of the uncompleted Poem, a work regarded as one of the most important Poems of the 20th Century. Signed copies of the earlier volumes contributing to this collected edition are quite scarce, and signed copies of this collected edition are as scarce as hen's teeth. A Fine copy in a Very Good dust jacket, of one of the MOST IMPORTANT POEMS WRITTEN IN THE MODERN ERA, SIGNED BY EZRA POUND AND ILLUSTRATED WITH HIS SYMBOL BENEATH HIS SIGNATURE. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC (IOBA)]
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        Portrait of Marilyn Monroe

      Ed Clark 1950 - Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe at the beginning of her career. Signed by the photographer in silver ink. Ed Clark was a top photographer for Life magazine in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. In 1950 he received a call from a friend at 20th Century Fox wondering if he wanted to photograph “a hot tomato,” the little-known 24 year-old actress Marilyn Monroe. Her film career had just begun to gain momentum: three months earlier, Monroe had appeared as a crooked lawyer’s girlfriend in The Asphalt Jungle. Two months later, she had a small role as an aspiring starlet in All About Eve. In a 1999 interview, Clark recalled, “She was almost unknown then, so I was able to spend a lot of time shooting her.” “We’d go out to Griffith Park [in Los Angeles] and she’d read poetry. I sent several rolls to LIFE in New York, but they wired back, ‘Who the hell is Marilyn Monroe?’” Printed later by Clark. Ektacolor print. 14 x 11 in. Minor faults in the negative. Fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: 19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop]
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        Marco Polo Fall collection 1950

      [Los Angeles]: Helen of California. 1950. "4to, 42 leaves, mostly printed on rectos only on various color paper, each with a fashion design by ""Helen"" and each with accompanying text; full-page ""fabric story"" incorporporating a printed tree on which are applied various cool woolen samples in the shape of hearts (and a bow-tie) (1 thumnail-size sample missing); one mounted illustration within a hand- applied frame, and another cut-out (possibly not original) mimicking one of the designs; comb-bound in original green suede textured wrappers printed in red, and accompanied by 3 sample cards of ""color harmonies,"" with 12, 14 and 18 mounted color samples of woolen yarn; all in all, very good. Wonderful fashion catalogue filled with designs by ""Helen of California"" and based on the 14th century designs of Marco Polo. The designer details how her Fall 1950 Marco Polo fashions emphasize the Basic Dress Plus, with her designs accentuating a slim, straight silhouette, while highlighting ajn Oriental line inthe shoulder, a mandarin collar, pagoda peplum, Hindu sari, and other elements borrowed from descriptions of costume made by Marco Polo. These include fashions in wool such as the Aladdin (a worsted wool spiked with silk jacquard taffeta dress); the Siamese Dancer (dress of worsted wool crepe with long and pointed sleeves, a stiletto slim skirt, and turned-back shoulder flanges); the Saracen (a long, side-swept silhouette one-piece with a velvet hat), and many others. Gudgell worked as a fashion and costume designer in L.A. in the 1930s, moved to Minneapolis during World War II, and then returned to the L.A. area. Her ""Helen of California"" label was popular until the endof the 1950s. The color wool yarn sample cards and harmony chart offer an excellent example of the color palate balance intended."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1950. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket and yellow wraparound band. Spine slightly rolled, a little minor spotting to contents. An excellent copy in the unclipped jacket with faintly sunned spine and minor loss to head of spine. First edition, first impression. Waugh considered this to be his best post-war work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      SL. SD, Edition clandestine vers 1950 en feuillets sous double emboitage dos de cuir bordeaux, sur papier Japon. 97 pages de texte calligraphié , 12 gravures en couleurs trés libres par André COLLOT, dont la page de titre. Trés bon état.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Artgil]
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        Thirty [30] Years of Championship Golf (First Edition)

      New York: Prentice-Hall, 1950. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a bright, about Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket has nicks at the corners and a bit of light rubbing at the extremities, else quite nice. Extremely uncommon in the first edition.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Les matinaux EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Gallimard, 1950. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1950, 12x19cm, relié. - First edition, one of 65 numbered copies on pure wire, deluxe edition after 6 and 28 Madagascar Holland. Binding half morocco cherry, back with five nerves, golden tail date supervision of a net gilded on the marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats cherry, preserved covers and backs (back insolated), gilded head, elegant binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Nice copy pleasantly established. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 65 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête après 6 Madagascar et 28 Hollande. Reliure en demi maroquin cerise, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, encadrement d'un filet doré sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de cerise, couvertures et dos conservés (dos insolé), tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Martian Chronicles

      Doubleday 1950 - A very good first edition (so stated on the copyright page) in a very good dust jacket. Evidence of removal of bookplate on front paste-down. 3 by 5 card signed by Ray Bradbury laid in loose. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Illustrada. Edicao comemorativa do campeonato de futebol 1950.

      - 192 Seiten, 26x37cm, Karton, ca.350 Fotos, Brasilien 1950. Umfangreiche reichbebilderte Dokumentation zur Fußball-WM 1950 in Brasilien in portugisischer Sprache. Es werden alle Spiele in Wort und Bild dokumentiert. Mit Mannschaftsfotos aller Teams. Großformatiges Farbposter (52x37 cm) des Weltmeisters Uruguay in der Mitte! Außerdem noch drei weitere Farbfotos. Dekorative vierfarbige Titelillustration. Der Druck wurde auf Zeitungspapier erstellt. Einband berieben und altersbedingt angeschmutzt; am Rücken gering eingerissen. Papier gebräunt. Einband berieben. Poster lose. Eine absolute Rarität. Diese Originalausgabe ist die Krönung einer jeden WM-Sammlung! Sehr selten! Zustand: C 280 gr [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: AGON SportsWorld GmbH]
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        The Dark Frontier

      London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1950. Third printing of the author's first book. 320 pp. 8vo. Blue cloth, browning at spine ends, else near fine, in price-clipped dust jacket with closed tears, chips, and fading to spine. Third printing of the author's first book. 320 pp. 8vo. Author's First Book, Signed. A later printing of the author's first book, SIGNED on the title page, "Eric Ambler 20/IX/81". Hubin, p. 7

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Of Missing Persons

      Morrow, New York 1950 - Black boards stamped in red on spine. A square and solid book with bright boards and lettering, light shelf wear with minor wear-through to tips. Internally sound, clean, and unmarked. In a bright dj which unfortunately has been trimmed a full 1/4 inch at bottom edge. Original price on flap. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jim's Books]
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