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        Tragedy Or Comedy? A Tea Shop Tete a Tete, Talking Things Over.

      c.'s 1950 - Gelatin silver print. Photographer's stamp and printed title on verso. Dimensions: 197 by 155mm.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Lady posing on jetty].

      c.'s 1950 - Gelatin silver print. Dimensions: 23.7 x 18.9 cm.

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        Shade from an awning].

      c. 1950 - Gelatin silver print mounted on card. Photographer's stamped credit on reverse. Dimensions: 13.5 x 14.5 cm.

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        The Cocktail Party

      London: Faber and Faber Ltd,, 1950. A comedy. Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine, preserved in a green cloth chemise within a green quarter morocco slip-case. Spine a little sunned otherwise an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from Graham Greene and his lover Catherine Walston to the writer Norman Douglas, inscribed on the front free endpaper in her hand: "To Norman Douglas, with love from Catherine, Anacapri June 1950" and in Greene's hand: "and with great affection from Graham." Also punningly inscribed in Douglas's diminutive hand: "British literature is suffering from sleeping sickness owing to the T.S.E. T.S.E. fly" - a play on T. S. Eliot's initials and the tse tse fly which causes sleeping sickness. A typically mischievous comment by Douglas as Greene did not share his opinion of Eliot. A wonderful association copy, linking Greene and Catherine Walston: "she was the great love of his life and the inspiration for his powerful novel about the pains and pleasures of adultery, The End of the Affair (1951)" (ODNB). It also links the couple to a long-time resident of Capri, Norman Douglas. "[Greene] loved Capri... [and] was particularly friendly with... Norman Douglas. He met Douglas, hedonist and sybarite, in 1948 soon after he had bought Rosaio [his villa on Capri] with the proceeds of The Third Man... Greene was fascinated by him... Douglas was tolerant, pagan in outlook, and railed against hypocrisy, puritanism and smugness" (Norman Sherry, The Life of Graham Greene, II p. 246-249). Also with the bookplate of the American writer and newspaperman Vincent Starrett (1886-1974) and inscribed at the head of the half-title: "Vincent Starrett, 19 Aug. 1953".

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        Edvard Munch : Etchings, The City of Oslo Art collections; The Munch-Museum Series No. 11

      Oslo,, Johan Grundt Tanum 1950 - 29 Seiten Textbuch / 218 Tafeln Textheft broschiert und einzeln beschriftete Kunstdrucke in großformatigem Schuber, dessen Einbandecken leicht bestossen. Rückensignatur, ordnungsgemäß vorne und hinten ausgestempelt, ansonsten gepflegtes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar aus aufgelöster Bibliothek einer großen deutschen Medienanstalt. In englischer Sprache; Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 5400 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        The Art of Angling Wherein Are discovered many rare Secrets, very necessary to be knowne by all that delight in that Recreation. A UNIQUE CALLIGRAPHIC COPY

      Hardback, 160mm x 200mm tall (6.25" x 8" approx.) unpaginated vi, 50, the whole executed in a fine calligraphic hand, with the text capitals in red ink. Undated and unattributed, as is the binding of quarter blue leather/marbled boards/gilt spine title, but circa 1950's? Light shelf rubs to board edges, otherwise very good. A suitable gift for a retiring executive with a piscatory bent? Unique. Photographs on request. Only Edition Thus. Quarter-Leather. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Christopher Baron]
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        A Book of Mediterranean Food

      John Lehmann, 1950. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by John Lehmann in 1950. A very good/near fine book without inscriptions, in a very good unclipped wrapper with a neat professional repair to the rear hinge. A rare book indeed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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      [Paris: Printed by Paul Dupont, 1950. No. 171 of 200 copies on vélin de Lana (of a limitation of 500 total). Illustrations by Christian Bérard. 1 vols. 4to. Full green morocco, yellow suede endpapers, bound by Monique Merlin. Spine and edges toned, else fine.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Les matinaux

      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. Gallimard Paris 1950 12x19cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      William Heinemann Ltd., London 1950 - First Impression. Octavo; black cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; 188pp, [2]. Small bookplate to front pastedown, with a few small stains to endpapers, else very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 6s net), measuring ca.1/8" taller than the book; minor wear to spine ends and corner tips, with a single closed tear to upper edge of rear panel; bright, very Near Fine example. First hardcover edition, and the first time Greene's novelization of his famous screenplay saw print. "Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime - and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder." Basis for the Oscar-winning 1949 film directed by Carol Reed, starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten. Criterion 64; Wobbe A23.a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tranches de savoir suivi du Secret de la situation politique

      L'âge d'or 1950 - - L'âge d'or, Paris 1950, 12,5x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 1200 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers après 50 Marais. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Raymond Queneau. Dos très légèrement passé comme généralement. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Japanese Woodblock Prints, "Twelve Months of Kyoto," by Tomikichiro Tokuriki

      Kyoto: Uchida Woodblock Printing Co., LTD, ca 1950. Portfolio containing 12 woodblock prints measuring approximately 11.5 inches by 10 inches which are tipped along the right edge to light card stock. Each print is matted (as issued) with thin paper. The prints are titled in Japanese & include the artists' seal in the block. The folding portfolio (decorated paper over flexible boards with a printed label) includes a list of the prints & publishing information in English. The portfolio is lightly rubbed & worn along the folds & has the remnants of a label on the lower cover. The matting is age-tanned & a bit wrinkled, the prints are Fine. Includes: 1. January: Snow Scene at the Byodoin Temple at Uji. 2. February: The annual festival of the Fushimi Inari. 3. March: Plum blossoms at the Kitano Shrine. 4. April: Arashiyama Park, a famous scenic resort. 5. May: The pagoda of Yasaka Shrine. 6. June: Rainy scene of the "Sen-ke," Japanese tea ceremony founder's house. 7. July: Gorgeous procession of "Yama-hoko" or the floats at the Gion Festival. 8. August: The Bonfire festival of the Daimonji Hill viewed from the Sanjo Bridge. 9. September: The old Imperial Palace. 10. October: The full-moon night at the gate of the Chion-in Monastery. 11. November: The Willow tree at the gate of Shimabara. 12. December: Snow scene at the Golden Pavilion. "I'd rather do nothing but creative prints, but after all, I sell maybe ten of them against two hundred for a publisher-artisan print." ~Tomikichiro Tokuriki

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        At Procitne Drevorubec., Prelozil Jan Pilar.

      Praha, Ceskolovensky Spisovatel, 1950 - 47 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, teils ganzseitig, eine doppelseitige wiederholt als Vorsatz. Einband am Rückenfalz minimal gebräunt und lichtrandig, die Bogen am Kopf nicht aufgeschnitten, der letzte Bogen am Kopf leicht gestaucht, auf dem vorderen fliegenden Vorsatz vom Nobelpreosträger in Grün gewidmet, signiert und datiert. Originalsprachiger Text des Kolophons: " Prelozil Jan Pilar, drevoryty vyryl mexicky malir Alberto Beltran na predsadku bylo pouzito drevorytu Leopolda Mendeze, Vydal za spolubrace Jaroslava Kuchvalka, s predmluvou Jana Drdya s doslovem Jorge Amada jako dar Svazu ceskoslovenskych spisovatelu II. kongresu Svetoveho vyboru obrancu miru Ceskoslovensky spisovatel v Praze roku 1950. Podle graficke upravy Antonina Dvoraka vytiskla v poetu 10750 vytisku pismem Didot Mlada fronta v Praze. Pablo Neruda (* 12. Juli 1904 in Parral, Linares; † 23. September 1973 in Santiago de Chile; eigentlich Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto) war ein chilenischer Dichter und Schriftsteller, der sich vor allem gegen den Faschismus in seinem Heimatland und in Spanien einsetzte. 1971 erhielt er den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Sprache: cs Gewicht in Gramm: 146 Gr.-8°, Klappenbroschur mit Deckelbild [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Kalender für die Leistungsprüfungen von Warmblut- und Kaltblutpferden. Konvolut von Bänden = Jahrgänge 1950 - 1955

      Dillenburg - Vorhanden sind hier die Nummern 1-42 ( Jahrgang 1950 ) mit 933 Seiten, Nummer 1-43 ( Jahrgang 1951 ) mit 970 Seiten, Nr. 1-47 ( Jahrgang 1952 ) mit 896 Seiten, Nr. 1-47 ( Jahrgang 1953 ) mit 953 Seiten, Nummer 1-49 ( Jahrgang 1954 ) mit 1096 Seiten sowie Nr.1-48 ( Jahrgang 1955 ) mit 1146 Seiten. ( In sich offenbar jeweils so cpl.). Jeweils in goldgeprägten Hln der Zeit aufgebunden, 8°. Jeweils mit sehr zahlreichen Tabellen, Ausschreibungen, Namenslisten und Ergebnissen der Pferdeleistungsschauen, Besitzerwechsel von Pferden etc.Einbände etwas angestaubt, gering fleckig. Innen Papier durchgehend stärker gebräunt, wenige Seiten etwas fleckig. Auf einigen Vorsätzen handschriftliche Notizen, Jahrgang 1955 zu Beginn Seiten stärker angeknickt bzw. eselsohrig - insgesamt aber von guter Erhaltung. - sehr selten - ( Gesamtgewicht 6000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. / angebunden: derselbe: Through The Looking Glass And What Alice Found There. With Fifty illustrations by John Tenniel.

      Macmillan, London 1950 - Mit 4 n.n. Blättern, 177 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Mit 1 Frontispiz und 41 schwarz-weißen Illustrationen; ( angebunden: Derselbe: *Through the looking glass.* mit 4 n.n. Blätter, 207 Seiten, 2 n.n. Blätter. Mit 1 Frontispiz und 49 schwarz-weißen Illustrationen. Im roten Original-Ganzledereinband mit Goldfileten sowie goldgeprägten Einbanddeckeln und umlaufendem Goldschnitt, 8° ( 18 x 12,5 cm ). ( wohl ein wenn auch nicht signierter Buchbinder-Meistereinband ). Der schöne Einband etwas fleckig und gering berieben ( der Vorderdeckel oben etwas fleckig, der schmale Einbandrücken zum Vorderdeckel hin leicht angeplatzt. Innen auf dem vorderen Buchspiegel ein montierter Schulpreiszettel *Saint Martin`s School Solihull - Chemistry Prize presented by Mr. + Mrs. Tucker, awarded to Homa Noshirvani 1951*, auf dem Vorsatz 2 alte Besitzvermerke, wenige Seiten gering eselsohrig, sonst guter Zustand. ( Gewicht 600 Gramm ). / Full leather-ediiton in red, richly gilt. two volumes beautifully bound in one in full red polished calf leather with a large gilt rabbit on the front cover and a gilt queen on the rear cover, dual gilt-ruled borders, gilt dentelles, and a gilt-decorated spine. Both titles with the original illustrations by John Tenniel.Formerly a school-price of the St. Martin`s School Solihull. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available // additional pics on request ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Across the River and Into the Trees

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. INSCRIBED BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY (TO "MAURITZ LANDSBERG") ON THE SECOND FREE ENDPAPER AND DATED IN HIS HAND "HAVANA 1951". A solid copy to boot of this 1950 1st edition, later state (lacking the 'A' on the copyright page). Tight and Near Fine (with bright gilt-lettering to the front panel and spine) in a crisp, price-clipped, VG dustjacket, with light creasing --and very light chipping-- along the panel edges and light soiling to the rear panel. Still though, presentable and attractive --and quite uncommon signed. Octavo, 308 pgs.. Signed by Author. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Very Good.

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      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; blue topstain; dustjacket; 499pp, [1]. Base of spine gently nudged, with subtle fade to topstain; very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.50), with some light wear and a few short tears to extremities; a Near Fine, unrestored example. The author's first novel, written between 1947-48 in Queens, where he lived with his mother and father. A largely autobiographical novel which Kerouac was not pleased with; in an August 17, 1966 conversation, Kerouac said "The Town and the City was written according to what they told me at Columbia University. FIction. But I told you, the novel's dead. Then I broke loose from all that and wrote picaresque narratives. That's what my books are." Charters A1.a, pp.15-17.

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        Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors with Applications to Transistor Electronics

      New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1950. FIRST EDITION IN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET of Shockley?s enormously influential work, ?the first textbook of the electronic age? (Shurkin). ?Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors, published in 1950, was Shockley?s only book and became a classic of twentieth century science texts. In 551 pages, many of them crammed with formulae and graphs, mundanely bound inside a dull blue-gray and black dust cover, Shockley captured everything then known about semiconductors, even pushing the knowledge about five years into the future with his detailed description of the junction transistor concept. Almost every electrical engineering class in the English-speaking world and most solid state physics classes used it either as a text or at least as a reference book? (Shurkin, Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of William Shockley).New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1950. Book near-fine with a little fading to top edge of cloth; dust jacket with some fading to spine and light edgewear, three small pieces of tape (reinforcement) on verso. Extremely scarce in the original dust jacket. Fine / Very Good.

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        Mathematical Formulation of the Quantum Theory of Electromagnetic Interaction

      Lancaster and New York: American Physical Society, 1950. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Feynman?s paper providing a rigorous justification and proof for his famous ?Feynman diagrams? and ?Feynman rules?. ?Nobody but Dick [Feynman] could use his theory, because he was always invoking his intuition to make up the rules of the game as he went along. Until the rules were codified and made mathematically precise, I could not call it a theory? (Freeman Dyson, quoted in David Kaiser, Pedagogy and the Practice of Science).Particle Physics: One Hundred Years of Discoveries: ?Mathematical proof of the validity of the Feynman rules for calculations of amplitudes in QED. Nobel Prize to R.P. Feynman awarded in 1965.?IN: The Physical Review, Volume 80, Second Series, Number 3, November 1, 1950, pp. 440-457. Lancaster, PA and New York: for the American Physical Society, 1950. Quarto, original wrappers. A nearly invisible spot of dampstaining on the extreme outer edge of some pages (far from text); otherwise fine. Rare in original wrappers and without any institutional stamps.Note: A custom cloth box is available for this item for an additional $225. Very Good.

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        Notes on a Horsethief

      Greenville: The Levee Press,, 1950. Octavo. Original green cloth, decoration to upper board and titles to spine in silver, decorative endpapers. Illustrated by Elizabeth Calvert. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, limited issue. One of 970 numbered copies signed by the author.

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        The Chinese People's Volunteers in the Struggle against U.S. Aggression in Korea and for Defence of the cause of World Peace. Album mit 33 Original-Photographien.

      Ca. 1950. - Bildgröße je 9 x 13,5 cm. Die Fotos auf Albumkarton montiert, mit dreisprachig (chinesisch, russisch, englisch) bedruckten Zwischenblättern. Original-Kunstlederalbum mit chinesischem Titelaufdruck, 18 x 23,5 cm. "For the World Federation of Democratic Youth". Erinnerungsalbum an den Einsatz von überwiegend aus Freiwilligen bestehenden Truppen der chinesischen Volksbefreiungsarmee im Kampf gegen die USA und zur Hilfe für Nordkorea im Koreakrieg. Die Fotos sind auf den Zwischenblättern erklärt. Sie zeigen denn Vormarsch der Chinesen, Eindrücke der Schlacht um den Changjin-Stausee (Chosin Reservoir), die in eisiger Kälte stattfand, die Verluste der Amerikaner u.a. Die UN-Truppen mussten sich kämpfend in den Süden Richtung Hungnam zurückziehen. Weitere Bilder zeigen die dankbaren Koreaner und dokumentieren die humane Behandlung amerikanischer Kriegsgefangener (P.O.W.) durch die Chinesen, deren "Fortbildung" und Friedensbemühungen bis zu ihrer Entlassung. - Sehr gut erhalten.

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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.

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        Les justes

      First edition, one of the copies numbered 1050 on alfa foam.Binding Editor open cardboard made according to the original model of Mario Prassinos.Precious and beautiful autograph signed by the author René Char: "René Char, brother of the latter, he has the whole road with admiration and affection of his friend / Albert Camus.".Beautiful specimen of exceptional provenance. Gallimard Paris 1950 11,5x18cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        Un mauvais rêve suivi de Notes et variantes établies par Albert Béguin et de vingt-sept lettres de Georges Bernanos

      First edition, one of 65 numbered copies on Holland, deluxe edition after 50 Japan. Full burgundy morocco binding studded with golden dots, smooth back, a restoration in the foot of a jaw, flat struck at their centers a set of nets spirals contreplats guards and red velvet, preserved covers and backs, gilt edges of witnesses; case lined with burgundy morocco inside brown felt, flat lined as wood paper, superb signed binding Madeleine Gras. Marginal light bites on the white guards binding. Beautiful specimen well established. Plon Paris 1950 13x20cm relié sous étui

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      New edition to 1050 numbered copies printed on vellum Navarre Voiron.Binding Editor open cardboard made according to the original model of Mario Prassinos.Valuable and important autograph signed by the author René Char: "René Char, these first Noces, with the best heart / Albert Camus.".Beautiful specimen of exceptional provenance. Gallimard Paris 1950 11,5x18cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        MY 66 (SIXTY-SIX) YEARS IN THE BIG LEAGUES The Great Story of America's National Game

      Philadelphia:: John C. Winston,, 1950. First Edition. Very Good++. SIGNED BY CONNIE MACK ON TITLE PAGE without personalization. A Very Good+ hardback Stated First Edition First Printing with age darkening pages, cover edge wear in a Very Good+ Dust Jacket with mild chips and scuffs. 8vo. 246 pp. A Scarce signed work in Dust Jacket.

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        Computing machinery and intelligence", in Mind 59, 1950, pp 433-60

      First edition of Alan Turing's seminal work on artificial intelligence, the 1950 paper in which he introduces his "Imitation Game". Turing's radical premise was that the question "Can a machine win the imitation game?" could replace the question "Can machines think?" - this "at a time when there were just four electronic computers in existence" (Copeland, Artificial intelligence: a philosophical introduction, 9). "To answer the question of whether or not electronic computer think, Turing proposed an experiment, later called the Turing test, that would allow the unbiased comparison of a machine's "thinking behavior" with that of a normal human being. The test involves two parties, "X" and "Y", who engage in a conversation by teletype. Human X cannot know whether Y is a machine or a person. If X believes that Y is responding like a person after a specified period of time, and Y turns out to be a machine, then that machine may be defined as having the capacity to "think" (Christie's, The Origin of Cyberspace Auction, 2005, 182). Further still", Turing subjected the question to a careful philosophical discussion, during which he catalogued and refuted nine objections to the claim that machinery can think" (Copeland, 9). "Turing believed that every human thought that could be expressed in language could be mimicked by a universal machine, or computer, if it was suitably programmed. Concerning the future of artificial intelligence, Turing wrote in this paper… "I believe that in about fifty years' time it will be possible to program computers with a storage capacity of about 109, to make them play the imitation game so well that an average interrogator will not have more than 70 per cent chance of making the right identification after five minutes of questioning. The original question, 'Can machines think?' I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted" (Turing, 442). CONDITION & DETAILS: Edinburgh: T. Nelson & Sons Ltd. Complete volume. 8vo. 8.5 by 5.5 inches (213 x 138mm). [ix], 1, [599], 1, [vi], 3. Recently rebound in blue cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Tightly and very solidly bound. Not ex-libris. Fine condition inside and out.

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        LETTERATURA E ARTE CONTEMPORANEA (direttore ALESSANDRO BONSANTI) 1950 - 1951 TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Firenze poi Venezia, Carnesecchi poi Neri Pozza, 1950

      Questa collezione discende dalla affascinante avventura di Solaria e dei suoi due straordinari direttori. CAROCCI, Chiusa Solaria fondò la RIFORMA LETTERARIA con NOVENTA (1936 - 1939) , poi ARGOMENTI (1941) con Moravia ed ancora NUOVI ARGOMENTI (1953 - 1964). BONSANTI invece dopo Solaria accese la prima famosa serie di LETTERATURA (1937 - 1947), poi LETTERATURA ED ARTE CONTEMPORANEA (1950 - 1951) ed ancora altre serie di LETTERATURA 1953 - 1961 ed oltre . In mezzo usci' nel 1945 - 1946 un giornale fiorentino IL MONDO musicale e letterario - assai importante - in cui fu anche protagonista EUGENIO MONTALE. Va però anche ricordato che "Il Mondo di Pannunzio" ha radici in queste esperienze di Bonsanti e dei Solariani. Editore Carnesecchi Firenze formato 19,5 x 25,5) direttore Alessandro Bonsanti Redattori prima Giorgio Zampa poi dal num. 5 Michelangelo Masciotta Copertine verde - .aranciopne numero 1 (genn - febbraio '50) - pp.96. numero 2 (marzo.aprile '50) pp. 64. numero 3 (maggio - .giugno '50) pp. 87. numero 4 (lug - agosto '50) pp.104. numero 5 (sett - ottobre '50) pp.77. numero 6 (nov - dic. '50) pp.92 Cambia editore che diventa NERI POZZA - VENEZIA (formato 16,5 x 24,5) copertine rosse e verdi alternate. Direttore Alessandro Bonsanti con redattore capo Roberto Papi. Numero 7 / 8 (genn - aprile '51) pp.152. numero 9 (maggio - giugno '51) pp.88. numero 10 (lug - agosto '51) pp.110. numero 11 (sett.ottobre '51) pp.77. numero 12 (nov - dic. '51) pp. 109 (ultimo uscito) Tra gli autorevoli collaboratori vanno citati : Giuiseppe Raimondi, Augusto Loria, Giuseppe de robertis, Mario Luzi, Giulio Cesare Argan, Leone Traverso, Angioletti, Giacomo De Benedetti, Carlo Emilio Gadda, A. Parronchi,Toti Scialoja, Sergio Solmi, Luciano Anceschi, Eurialo De Michelis, Manlio Dazzi, Cesare Brandi, Filippo De Pisis, Franco Fortini e tanti altri. Questa non comune collezione di tutto il pubblicato, è offerta a

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        Original, hand-painted dust jacket design concepts for the first and second volumes of Winston Churchill's A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1950s. Here are two original, hand painted and lettered dust jacket design concepts for the American first edition of Churchill's A History of the English-Speaking Peoples by the influential mid-Twentieth Century book jacket designer Philip Grushkin (1921-1998). The designs are executed in gouache, watercolor, ink, and paste-down image on board.  The Volume I design measures 8.5 x 9.5 inches, the Volume II design 8.5 x 7.25 inches.  The design for The Birth of Britain is what we may assume to be an early concept, as the published design shares only the general red and blue colors and banded layout. Grushkin's Volume II design is of particular interest as it features the title Liberty and Sovereignty instead of the published title The New World. The Volume II dust jacket design is otherwise more similar to the published jacket, with the same style lettering and photo of Churchill used in the final design for the first volume. Emended to the spine of Grushkin's design for this volume are indecipherable penciled notes, presumably those of the publisher. Together these jackets present an example of the multi-stage process Grushkin employed in developing a jacket design, wherein he experimented with different images, arrangements, and type styles.  Both jacket designs are handsomely and professionally framed in dark brown wood with low glare UV Plexiglass, beveled mats, and a sturdy wire hanger on the rear.  A History of the English-Speaking Peoples is Churchill's sweeping history and last great work.  The first draft was completed just before the Second World War, but the work was not finished and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later.  The work traces a great historical arc from Roman Britain through the end of the Nineteenth Century, ending with the death of Queen Victoria.  Perhaps not coincidentally, this is the very year that saw Churchill conclude his first North American lecture tour, take his first seat in Parliament, and begin to make history himself.  The work was published in four volumes between 1956 and 1958.  The New York Times called Philip Grushkin "a book designer whose work made him the standard-bearer throughout the publishing industry," and his list of covers include such significant works as  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir, works by such eminent authors as Truman Capote, E.B. White, C.S. Lewis, and, not least, Winston Churchill.  Born in Brooklyn to Jewish-Russian immigrants, Grushkin developed an early interest in book jackets, and as a teen began collecting books with design that appealed to him. Of particular interest was the work of George Salter (1897-1967) who would later become Grushkin's mentor during his time studying calligraphy and design as an art student at Cooper Union. After the Second World War, Grushkin started his career in earnest, working for nearly all of the major publishers, and eventually becoming art director and vice president at Harry N. Abrams. In his book, Philip Grushkin: A Designer's Archive, author Paul Shaw writes, "Grushkin forged his own brand of modernism, a unique mixture of bold typographic hand lettering, dynamic background patterns, vibrant colors, and abstract."  Grushkin was a holdout for older methods in a changing industry.  "Hand-lettering was his mantra and muse. A computer, he argued, obliterated all that felt alive."  (NYT, Oct. 5, 1998).

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Arte concreta. 1950 1951.

      Libro d?artista formato dalla raccolta di vario materiale tra cui cataloghi, incisioni a colori, pagine a collages etc. Opere di Munari, Sala Mazzon, Degand, Ballocco, Mazzo, Gessner, Dorfles, Monnet, Cantatore, Bloc, Bertini, Casarotti, Garau, Cagli e Turcato, Bombelli Tiravanti, Pantaleoni, Eichenberger, Ciacielli, Procaccio, Marc. Spiccano all?interno dell?insieme 4 pagine da uno dei libri illeggibili di Munari, veline di vario colore attraversate da diversi fili bianchi. Cfr. Maffei, M.A.C., p. 134s. Ottimo esemplare. Raro. in 32° oblungo 60 carte (comprese veline e carte sottomisura) di vario materiale e colori, legate assieme tramite incollatura a pressione.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontremoli]
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        The Dolls' Christmas.

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1950 - Octavo. Original red cloth, illustrated title label to front board pasted down. With the pictorial dust jacket. Spine ends lightly rubbed, occasional spotting to pages in the toned dust jacket with shallow chipping to ends of spine and corners, wear and closed tears to spine, soiling to rear panel. A very good copy. Colour illustrations by the author throughout. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A Little Stone

      London: John Lehmann, 1950. First edition. 222 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Green cloth. Fine in very fine dust jacket designed by Keith Vaughan. BRILLIANT COPY OF BOWLES' SECOND BOOK Bowles second book of 12 short stories.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

      Bristol Douglas Cleverdon - Quarto. (viii), 38pp., + 8ff. engravings. One of 400 copies, printed in Arrighi italics by the Fanfare Press. One of the few works executed by Jones with copper engravings and one of his most stunning achievements. This copy bears an inscription by Jones on the front endpaper: "This copy was purchased by me/in January 1950 from a bookseller in Harrow." It is signed in full and initialed by Jones. Cleverdon notes that this book was not a commercial success, owing in large part to the onset of the Great Depression in the U.S., and by the middle of the 1930s, the regular edition was remaindered. Publisher's cloth-backed boards show some rubbing along extremities, and toning to spine. Overall, a very good copy. (Cleverdon 47; The Artist and the Book 136). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        The Man Who Sold the Moon

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1950: Signed. First Edition, First Printing; one of an undetermined number of copies issued to subscribers with a blank page signed by Robert Heinlein inserted between the front free endpaper and the title page leaf. In Original dust jacket with price of $3.00 intact. In Very Good+ condition, in a Good- dust jacket. Light stain to top and bottom edges of page block, light tobacco odor and light toning to pages. Light wear at sine ends and corners, with a faint stain on the top of the front board. The dust jacket is missing a 2-inch chip at the base of the spine, and also shows loss at the top. There is creasing to the front panel, repairs to tears made from the verso, and front flap fold shows chipping and wear. Signed by Robert A. Heinlein. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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