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        I, Robot

      New York: Gnome Press, Inc.. (1950). First. First edition, wrappered issue, or possibly second printing (see additional information below). Pages browned, two small chips to the wrappers, a very good or a little better copy. One of reportedly 2500 copies (we have also heard the figure of just 200 copies from another source, which seems to be discredited) of the first edition sheets bound up by the publisher in wrappers duplicating the dustjacket art. The intention and publication history of this variant is disputed: it was done either as an "Armed Services Edition" or as a short-lived experiment in paperback publishing. The publisher also issued three other titles thusly, but quickly abandoned the project. One source asserts that these were reprinted in 1951 from the original printing plates (retaining the first edition statement). At any rate this is by far rarer than the hardcover issue of the first edition. Basis, or more properly inspiration, for the 2004 film directed by Alex Proyas and featuring Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, and Alan Tudyk. A rarity, the fragility of the construction assured that few of the copies survived. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Across the River and into the Trees

      Jonathan Cape 1950 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Published 1950" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful copy. This original dustjacket is vibrant in color with minor wear to the edges. This First Issue dustjacket has the 9s.6d. net printed price present on the bottom front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear. A fabulous copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION that precedes the American edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Komödie der Eitelkeit

      Willi Weismann Verlag 1950 - - Willi Weismann Verlag, München 1950, 13x21,5cm, broché. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Seventy Cantos [Signed]

      London: Faber & Faber, 1950. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good. 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.

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        The Chronicles of Robin Hood

      London: Oxford, 1950. Scarce first printing of Rosemary Sutcliff's first book. Light foxing to top page block, otherwise a clean and bright NF copy in a G/VG price-clipped dust jacket. . First Edition. Hard Cover. NF/G/VG.

      [Bookseller: Acorn Books]
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        Frohe Weihnacht. - Illustrated Rebus Manuscript.

      Vienna, ca. 1950,. 17 x 25 cm, 20 leaves written on one side only of an account-book for the years 1938-1949, rhyming verse in manuscript, heavily illustrated with ink and watercolor drawings, red clothbound.. Told and illustrated in rebus fashion, a charming post WWII Christmas greeting from Vienna to New York. Gretl Hain describes a visit from America of an old friend, Peter Deiches who had emigrated sometime around 1938. Their friendship and correspondence had been interrupted until he and his wife returned for a summer visit to the Hain family sometime around the end of the 1940s. The verses describe Deiches career outside New York City as an egg-farmer, his marriage to Margaret, an interior designer, their return to Europe with visits to the resort town Bad Gastein and then to Vienna to be reunited with the Hain family, make shopping trips to Vienna (where Margaret acquires the latest fashion and searches for antiques for her decorating business). Finally the Deiches decide to return home to America, taking their leave after a festive dinner, with Gretl promising to buy Deich a beer at the Waldorf Astoria. Hain's verses are witty and playful, and the illustrations, by Azi (signing as "Picc-azi") are both charming and professional. The final page shows Gretl with her feet in Vienna reaching across the Atlantic, with outstretched arms extending to Deiches (symbolized by two lovers' hearts) in NYC. A nice example, coming from an upper-middle class milieu, documenting in a light-hearted way the early years of the post-war economic recovery and the return of normal life and renewed friendships.Hübsches handgemaltes Album als Weihnachtsgruss aus dem Wien der Nachkriegszeit an einen ausgewanderten Freund in New York. Gretl Hain beschreibt in lustigfrechen Reimen und mit vielen handgemalten farbigen Illustrationen den Weihnachtsbesuch von Peter Deiches mit seiner amerikanischen Ehefrau in der alten Heimat und geht dabei auf dessen Werdegang ein. Deiches war kurz vor dem Krieg 1938 (Jahr des Anschlusses) nach Amerika ausgewandert und hatte sich u.a. als Hühnerfarmer versucht und dann eine Innenarchitektin geheiratet. Mit dem sozialen Aufstieg zieht er nach New York und besucht nach dem Krieg (der mit keinem Wort erwähnt wird) die Freunde in der alten Heimat. Man besucht gemeinsam Gastein und Wien, wo die Innenarchitektin auf Shoppingtour von Accessoires und Kleidern geht. Deiches lädt zum Abschiedsfest und Gretl Hain verspricht ihm ein Bier im Waldorf. Ein schönes Beispiel aus der oberen Mittelklasse für die Aufbruchsstimmung nach dem Krieg und dem damit einhergehenden Wirtschaftsaufschwung. Witzig und gekonnt illustriert von einer Illustratorin, welche mit "Azi" signiert. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Jacques Vingtras L'enfant - Le bachelier - L'insurgé - Le proscrit corres EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Les éditeurs français réunis, 1950. Fine. Les éditeurs français réunis, Paris 1950, 12x18,5cm, 4 volumes brochés. - Collective First edition, one of 150 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper ours one of the 25 hors commerce copies for each of the only leading copies. Original prefaces Gaston Monmousseau, Francis Jourdain, Marcel Cachin and Lucien Scheler, editor of the works of Jules Vallès, autograph dedication of the author signed autograph latter Alice Eterstein the last volume. Nice together despite the shaded guard on which appears the autograph of Lucien Scheler. --- 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 collective, un des 150 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, le nôtre un des 25 hors commerce pour chacun des exemplaires, seuls grands papiers. Préfaces originales de Gaston Monmousseau, de Francis Jourdain, de Marcel Cachin et de Lucien Scheler, directeur de publication des oeuvres de Jules Vallès, envoi autographe signé de ce dernier à Alice Eterstein sur le dernier volume. Agréable ensemble malgré la garde ombrée sur laquelle figure l'envoi autographe de Lucien Scheler, première garde du premier volume plus légèrement ombrée.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Kopf des Dresdner Rathausmannes. Silbergelatine - Abzug. Original - Fotografie.

      Original - Fotografie. ca. 1950, . - 21,9 x 16 cm unter Passepartout 30 x 24 cm moniert, auf diesen handschr. Name und Titelbezeichnung. Ausdruckstarke Aufnahme. Franz Fiedler war 1905 Schüler von Dührkoop in Hamburg, 1908 Schüler u. Mitarbeiter von Hugo Erfurth, ab 1920 selbständig tätig. Frühzeit Edeldrucke, um 1920 Anhänger realistischer Fotografie. . Sprache: de

      [Bookseller: Buecherstube Eilert]
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        Mountain Sheep in the Rockies

      1950. () Fine. Original watercolour, mated and framed. Visible image measures 17" X 15.5", tasteful, deep wooden white and gold filagree frame measured 28" X 27". Colours vibrant and unfaded. Signed and dated by Phillips in the lower right corner. A beautiful, original watercolour by the famous Canadian artist of a autumn scene in the Canadian Rockies. The image depicts 2 rams and 2 ewes in an alpine meadow amid the reds and yellows of late autumn. Mountain peaks in the background are still free of snow, yet a stormy sky reminds that winter is not far behind. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 - July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada's most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program. Its Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive. Phillips embraced the difficulty of watercolour and revealed in the challenge to capture the beauty of a landscape in the medium. Says Phillips "A landscape painting is essentially emotional in origin. It exists of a record of an effect in nature whose splendor has moved a human heart…" Boulet 21. The example offered here is a splendid example of this sentiment..

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        Un mauvais rêve suivi de Notes et variantes établies par Albert Béguin et d EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Plon, 1950. Fine. Plon, Paris 1950, 13x20cm, relié sous étui. - 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. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 65 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête après 50 Japon. Reliure en plein maroquin bordeaux constellé de points dorés, dos lisse, une restauration en pied d'un mors, plats frappés en leurs centres d'un jeu de filets en spirales, gardes et contreplats de velours rouge, couvertures et dos conservés, tranches dorées sur témoins; étui bordé de maroquin bordeaux, intérieur de feutrine marron, plats recouverts de papier façon bois, superbe reliure signée de Madeleine Gras. Légères piqûres marginales sur les gardes blanches de la reliure. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Danske bibelarbejder fra reformationstiden genudgivet i facsimile af Det Danske Sprog- og Litteraturselskab i 400-Året for trykningen af den danske bibel 1550. Første Bind: Thet Nøye Testamenth. Christiern II's nye Testamente, Wittenberg 1524. - Andet Bind: Det ny Testamente oversat af Christiern Pedersen, Antwerpen 1529. Tredie Bind: Gammeltestamentlige Bøger oversat af Peder Tidemand. Domernes Dag 1539. Jesus Syrach 1541. Salomonis Wijshed 1541.

      København, Rosenkilde og Bagger, 1950. Fine priv. håndb. skinnbd. med fem opph. bind. Ryggdekor i gull. Topp gullsnitt. Orig. omsl. medbundet. I kassett. (Sign. G. Hedberg).. Gustaf Bernströms eksemplar

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        PARAGONE. ARTE. Mensile di arte figurativa e letteratura diretto da R. Longhi.

      Sansoni 1950-2014 In - 16, bross., ca. 80 pp. cad. fascicolo, con ill. in b.n. nel t. Di questa celebre rivista offriamo, della serie dedicata all'Arte, una raccolta completa di 64 annate consecutive, dal n. 1 (gennaio 1950) al n. 766 (gennaio 2014). "Mancano solo i seguenti numeri: 395 e 401 / 403 (1983) - 409 (1984) - 425, 427 e 429 (1985) - 459, 461 e 463 (1988)". Uniamo anche gli Indici 1950 - 1974). Esempl. ben conservato.

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        Philippines. American President Lines Orient Cruises

      No date. Ca. 1950?. Vintage screenprinted color poster, 39 x 25 inches, professionally conserved with Japanese paper and wheat paste. Paper loss to 3 x 3 and 1 x 1 inch areas of upper left corner, a few additional smaller chips along upper edge (all professionally filled), faint toning from removed adhesive tape in corners (barely visible), archivally mended long tears to mid upper edge and lower left edge, staining to upper corner of verso (not visible on front of poster), pinhole at each corner. Image is clean and bright. A stunningly bright image by A. Belen of a family of agricultural workers, set in a rural scene with volcano in the background. "Screen Process by Advertising Associates Inc. Philippines" printed at lower right image. .

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        Le scaphandrier des rêves EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Glm, 1950. Fine. Glm, Paris 1950, 16x22,5cm, en feuilles. - First Edition, one of 10 numbered copies on vellum Renage, leading copy. Illustrated book of 12 original collages of Max Bucaille. Preface by J. Laude. boards slightly and marginally passed without any serious, if 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 10 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Renage, tirage de tête. Ouvrage illustré de 12 collages originaux de Max Bucaille. Préface de J. Laude. Plats très légèrement et marginalement passés sans aucune gravité, sinon rare et bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Le minotaure ou la halte d'Oran EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Charlot, 1950. Fine. Charlot, Paris 1950, 16x25,5cm, relié. - Edition partly original, one of 17 numbered copies on China, drawing head. Binding to bradel half morocco cherry, flat spine decorated with mosaics of two pellets morocco cream, date and name of the publisher golden tail, covered with Japanese paper boards, covers and spine preserved, golden head on witnesses, elegant binding signed of Devauchelle. Provenance: Library Raoul Simonson with his bookplate pasted. Very nice copy well established. --- 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 en partie originale, un des 17 exemplaires numérotés sur Chine, tirage de tête. Reliure à la bradel en demi maroquin cerise, dos lisse orné de deux pastilles mosaïquées de maroquin crème, date et nom de l'éditeur dorés en queue, plats recouverts de papier japonais, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée sur témoins, élégante reliure signée de Devauchelle. Provenance : bibliothèque de Raoul Simonson avec son ex-libris encollé. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        My Camera in the National Parks

      Yosemite National Park, California & Boston: Virginia Adams; Houghton Mifflin Company,, 1950. 30 photographs with interpretative text and informative material on the Parks and Monuments and photographic data. Folio. Original spiral-bound paper boards, front cover printed in black. With the dust jacket. 30 full-page images. A fine copy in the jacket that has shallow chip to foot of spine and head of rear panel, some short closed tears to extremities and spine panel. First edition, first printing, in the scarce jacket. Signed by the author on the first blank. The book features Adams's magnificent images, including the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Death Valley, Yosemite, and Glacier Bay.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La vocation suspendue EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1950. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1950, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition, one of 43 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper only leading copies. Signed autograph of the author Georg Svastics in Romanian: "Ad usum Georg Svastics cum respectu valde Lutetia 1996.". Nice 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 43 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé de Pierre Klossowski à Georg Svastics en roumain : "Ad usum Georg Svastics cum respectu valde. Lutetia 1996". L'on joint un billet autographe de l'auteur qui a noté son adresse à Paris afin d'expédier cet ouvrage au dédicataire. Infimes piqûres sans gravité sur les gardes, agréable exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Collected Stories

      New York: Random House,, 1950. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt on blue ground, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Mild bumping to ends of spine, light toning to pages in the price clipped dust jacket with toning to spine and panels, light wear to ends of spine. A very good copy. First edition thus collected, first printing, in the first issue binding with "The" included in the spine title.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        NOTES ON A HORSE THIEF (Signed)

      The Levee Press, Greenville, Mississippi 1950 - Signed. An attractive copy bound in green buckram stamped in silver. This is #129 of 975 copies Signed by William Faulkner. The endpapers near the hinges have a crease from the binding of the book. (Petersen A27). Very Good binding. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Manuscrit autographe inédit et complet du texte intitulé : 'L'orient arabe EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l.: S.n., 1950. Fine. S.n., s.l. s.d. (circa 1950), 21,5x27,5cm, en feuilles retenues par des trombones. - Complete and original 74 pages with additions, deletions and corrections autographs Jacques Benoist-Méchin an article he proposed to 'Paris-Match' who refused autograph. It consists of four chapters: 'While flying the plane Saudi King Saud', 'When Damascus delirious celebrates the resurrection of the Empire of Saladin', 'Facing the bubbling people, the Hashemite monarchy rise guard around the paradise 'and' Swirls in the empire of oil. This complete autograph is accompanied by his mimeographed during which comprises, too, autograph corrections of the author (Chapter 2 being doubles). We enclose a correspondence with the author 'Paris-Match' and mimeographed manuscripts and records of amounts due or paid ATTACHING to achieving this report done by Jacques Benoist-Méchin. Valuable set. --- 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] Manuscrit autographe complet et inédit de 74 pages comportant des ajouts, ratures et corrections autographes de Jacques Benoist-Méchin d'un article qu'il proposa à 'Paris-Match' qui le refusa. Il est composé de 4 chapitres : 'En survolant l'Arabie dans l'avion du Roi Saud', 'Quand Damas en délire fête la résurrection de l'Empire de Saladin', 'Face au bouillonnement des peuples, les monarchies hachémites montent la garde autour du paradis' et 'Remous dans l'Empire du pétrole'. Ce manuscrit autographe complet est accompagné de son pendant ronéotypé qui comporte, lui aussi, des corrections autographes de l'auteur (le chapitre 2 étant en double). Nous joignons une correspondance de l'auteur avec 'Paris-Match' et des relevés manuscrits et ronéotypés des sommes dues ou réglées afférant à la réalisation de ce reportage effectué par Jacques Benoist-Méchin. Précieux ensemble.

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        La vouivre ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Pierre Bricage, 1950. Fine. Pierre Bricage, Paris 1950, 25x33cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Illustrated edition of 56 original woodcuts by Jean Chièze, one of 20 copies reserved literate employees, ours printed on pure Marais thread. Signed autograph from the author to his daughter Colette and his son Raymond Magne. 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 illustrée de 56 bois gravés originaux de Jean Chièze, un des 20 exemplaires lettrés réservés aux collaborateurs, le nôtre imprimé sur Marais pur fil. Envoi autographe signé de Marcel Aymé à sa fille Colette et à son gendre Raymond Magne. Bel exemplaire.

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        ARTISTES LIBRES; première série du bibliothèque de Cobra [bibliotheque]. COMPLETE; 16 volumes !!!

      Copenhagen. Editions Enjar Munksgaard. 1950 , . Broché, original and in very good condition ! With the original colored slip-case in Cobra style, 16 mono-graphs ( 14 lithographs ) in paper folder as issued. 17.1 x 13 cm. 16 pages per volume. Very good set, text in French; with the catalog (4pp) includes: Pierre Alechinsky; Else Alfelt; Karel Appel; Atlan; Ejler Bille; Constant; Corneille; Jaques Doucet; Sonja Ferlov; Stephen Gilbert; Svavar Gud-nason; Henry Heerup; Egill Jacobsen; Asger Jorn; Carl-Henning Pedersen and Ortvad. Texts are by Jean Laude , Luc Zangrie, Edouard Jaguer , Michel Ragon and Chr. Dotremont,

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        Scandale aux Abysses. Argument de dessin anime, images de Pierre-Marie Renet.- Avec envoi a.s. de Pierre Monnier.

      S.l., Chambriand, Imprimeries reunies de Chambery, novembre 1950.. 21,5 x 16 cm, 100 p., ill. coul. Broche, couv. ill. couleurs, non coupe. Bel exemplaire.. Edition originale, un des exemplaires numerotes sur velin de Savoie, seul tirage avec 320 velin d'Annonay. Bel envoi autographe signe de Pierre Monnier, a la fois editeur (Frederic Chambriand) et illustrateur (Jean-Marie Renet) : "ces croquis dans les marges de Scandale aux Abysses avec toute l'amitie de Pierre Monnier (Jean-Marie Renet et Frederic Chambriand)". Couverture et 4 h.-t. en couleurs, 41 bandeaux, culs-de-lampe et vignettes dans le texte en noir.- A l'origine, Celine et Denoel signent un contrat en fevrier 1943 pour la publication de Scandale des Abysses avec 17 eau-fortes de Roger Wild. Compose au printemps 1944 mais non tire l'ouvrage restera sur le marbre. En 1950, Pierre Monnier, l'infatigable ami de Celine (Ferdinand furieux, 1979) mene a bien cette edition. . Emballages soignes, expedition rapide. Photographies originales du livre visibles sur librairie-solstices .

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        The Works of Rudyard Kipling The Jungle Book; The Second Jungle Book; Puck of Pook's Hill; The Day's Work; Stalky & Co; Kim; Just So Stories For Little Children; The Light That Failed; Captains Courageous; Rewards and Fairies; Wee Willie Winkie; Soldiers Three Twelve titles in full leather

      London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd. 1950 / 1960. Twelve volumes. Bound in full red leather with top edge gilt and decorative gilt spines. Each volume in a red slipcase. Slight wear to a few slipcases. Original glassine wrappers present with a few minor chips to spines. Very slight wear to a few spine ends. Loosely laid in is the publisher's sheet describing the books as 'twelve famous titles in full leather.' The glassine wrappers have kept the leather covers in Fine fresh condition. Internally very clean and fresh. Near Fine. . Near Fine. Full Leather. Reprint. 1950. 12mo..

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        Noces Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1950. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1950, 11,5x18cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - 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. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition imprimée à 1050 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin Navarre de Voiron. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage réalisé d'après la maquette originale de Mario Prassinos. Précieux et important envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus à René Char : « à René Char, ces premières Noces, avec le meilleur du cœur. Albert Camus ». L'amitié entre Albert Camus et René Char figure parmi les plus belles et fructueuses de la littérature française. Rien ne semblait destiner l'écrivain journaliste algérois et le poète provençal à se rencontrer et encore moins à s'apprécier. Camus n'entendait rien à la poésie et Char n'avait aucun goût pour le roman, ceux de Maurice Blanchot mis à part. Pourtant, c'est par leurs œuvres respectives que les deux artistes se découvrent et s'apprécient. Ainsi avant Camus et Char se rencontrent Caligula et Hypnos, illustrant tous deux la responsabilité du poète face à la violence du monde. « Dans nos ténèbres, il n'y a pas une place pour la Beauté. Toute la place est pour la Beauté. » (Char, Feuillets d'Hypnos). C'est cette exigence commune de la Beauté comme réponse politique à la démesure des idéologies qui unit les deux artistes au sortir de la guerre. Ferment de leur amitié, cette première « reconnaissance » inaugure une correspondance de douze années au fil de laquelle croît leur affection mutuelle et se révèlent leur convergences artistiques : « Je crois que notre fraternité - sur tous les plans - va encore plus loin que nous l'envisageons et que nous l'éprouvons. » (Char à Camus, 3 novembre 1951). « Quelle bonne et profonde chose que de se détacher peu à peu de tout ce et tous ceux qui ne méritent rien et de reconnaître peu à peu à travers les années et les frontières une famille d'esprits. Comme on se sent beaucoup tout d'un coup à être enfin quelques-uns... » (Camus à Char, 26 février 1950) Ces « quelques-uns », référence à la citation de Gide : « Je crois à la vertu du petit nombre ; le monde sera sauvé par quelques-uns », Char et Camus tenteront de les rassembler en fondant ensemble la revue Empédocle : « Il est peut-être temps que les quelques-uns dont parlait Gide se réunissent » écrit Camus à Guilloux en janvier 1949. Ils publieront des écrits de Gracq, Melville, Grenier, Guilloux, Blanchot, Ponge, Rilke, Kafka... Les dissensions internes auront rapidement raison de la revue, et c'est ensemble qu'ils abandonneront le projet. Leur amitié, elle, est sans ombre. Les deux hommes se retrouvent régulièrement en Provence, terre natale de Char et devenue, grâce à lui, le pays d'adoption de Camus. Ils partagent leurs manuscrits, se confient leur doutes : « Plus je produis et moins je suis sûr. Sur le chemin où marche un artiste, la nuit tombe de plus en plus épaisse. Finalement, il meurt aveugle. Ma seule foi est que la lumière l'habite, au-dedans, et qu'il ne peut la voir, et qu'elle rayonne quand même. Mais comment en être sûr. C'est pourquoi il faut bien s'appuyer sur l'ami, quand il sait et comprend, et qu'il marche lui-même du même pas. » Ils se dédient leurs œuvres (la réédition des Feuillets d'Hypnos et Actuelles) et s'adressent sur chaque nouvel exemplaire des dédicaces qui, chacune, scellent leur fraternité d'armes et d'âme. « à René Char qui aide à vivre, en attendant notre royaume, son ami et son frère en espoir. » (manuscrit de La Peste) « Pour Albert Camus, un des très rares hommes que j'admire et que j'aime et dont l'œuvre est l'honneur de ce temps. René Char » (Fureur et mystère) « [à RENÉ CHAR], frère de route, ce livre de bord d'un commun voyage vers le temps des hommes, en attendant midi. Affectueusement Albert Camus » (Actuelles I) « Pour Albert Camus, dont l'amitié et l'œuvre forment une Présence qui éclaire et fortifie les yeux » (Art bref) « Ah si seulement les poètes consentaient à redevenir ce qu'ils étaient autrefois : des voyants qui nous parlent de ce qui est possible... Que ne nous donnent-ils l'avant-goût des vertus à venir. Nietzsche ». « A René Char, frère de ceux-ci, dont il a fait toute la route avec l'admiration et l'affection de son ami. / Albert Camus » Notre exemplaire, lui, a sans doute été adressé en octobre 1953 avec les autres « reliés » (les cartonnages Prassinos - cf. lettre du 23 octobre 1953). Camus avait déja adressé à Char un premier exemplaire de cette ode à son pays natal, initialement parue en 1939, bien avant leur rencontre : A René Char, pour ramener entre nous deux ces années où je ne le connaissais pas mais qui contenait déja les raisons de notre amitié.". Cette seconde dédicace sur "ces premières Noces" souligne combien cette oeuvre de jeunesse qui célèbre "les noces de l'homme avec le monde" est une révélation précoce de ce qu'ils nommeront leur "fraternité de planète". A la mort de Camus, Char publie La postérité du soleil, leur œuvre commune écrite en 1952, hommage à leur amitié et à : « cet arrière-pays qui est à l'image du nôtre, invisible à autrui ». Très bel exemplaire d'une exceptionnelle provenance. Merci de nous contacter 24 heures à l'avance si vous souhaitez voir cet ouvrage à la librairie.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Edward the Eighth Duke of Windsor – Signed Caricature Portrait

      (New York City: The Artist) - Original handsome and easily recognizable portrait sketch of Edward VIII drawn from life by artist Jack Rosen. India ink on white watermarked paper, 8½x11", with a light green watercolor background. "by the distinguished caricature-artist Jack Rosen" and "Waldorf-Towers office" in pencil on reverse (probably in Rosen's humble hand). No date, circa 1950's. Signed by Rosen as JACK on Edward's shoulder and Signed Edward in blue ink at lower left. The late Jack Rosen worked for many years as Security Director at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC where he often met and escorted prominent guests to their rooms, making quick sketches of them and having them autograph the finished portraits, which he sometimes gave as gifts to friends, many of which can be seen at Jack’s Place Restaurant in Orlando Florida. This portrait is one of Edward VIII Duke of Windsor, who with his wife Wallis Simpson usually stayed at the Waldorf during their visits to New York City. A rare and perhaps unique portrait sketch by Jack Rosen Signed by Edward VIII, The Duke of Windsor sometime after his abdication as King of Great Britain. Well-protected insured tracked shipping.

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        Collected Impressions

      Knopf, UK 1950 - 1st Edition 1950. Flat signed inscription by the author to the endpaper. Signed Bowen books are very un-common. Book is very good++ with bright boards. Contents very good. The wrapper is very good+ Small loss to spine tips. Edges lightly worn in places. Price clipped. Digital images available upon request Ref 11139 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        L'Enfer. 4 volumes (2v textes - 2v suites)

      Paris, chez Jean Porson 1950 - Eaux-fortes originales de Édouard Goerg. Traduit de l'italien par L. Espinasse-Mongenet. 108 eaux-fortes, 2 pour les couvertures, 2 frontispices, 2 fleurons de titre (le même répété), 34 hors texte et 68 en-têtes ou culs-de-lampe. Le papier, filigrané, a fait l'objet d'une cuvée spéciale des Papeteries du Marais. Complet & Contrôlé. Édition tirée à 250 exemplaires. Celui-ci (N°22) un des 24 exemplaires de tête contenant une suite des 234 états intermédiaires, une suite des 108 illustrations du livre, 2 cuivres originaux encrés ayant servi à l'impression, 2 dessins originaux à l'encre de Chine signés par l'artiste. Complet & Contrôlé. Paris, chez Jean Porson - 1950. Pages volantes sous couverture illustrée rempliée. Chemises et Étuis illustrés. Parfait état. Format in-4°(34x27). Edition illustrée

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        Petites et Grandes Residences

      1950. DUCHÊNE, Achille. Petites et Grandes Residences. Introduction by Ernest de Ganay. [1], 6, [7] ff. Illustrated with 64 collotype prints, mostly from Duchêne's original drawings. Loose as issued in oblong folio format, housed in an folding box. Paris: Fondation Ligne à Beloeil, 1950. |~| Number 6 of 10 hors commerce copies from a total planned edition of 350. This splendid work was never published as almost the entire edition was destroyed while in storage. Some few years ago the Ligne Foundation was able to assemble eight sets from the estate of Duchêne and made three of them available for sale. Achille Duchêne, whose career spanned the years 1880 to 1940, was the architect in charge of redesigning the gardens of almost all the major French historic residences. This work documents the renovation of the gardens a la française after a long period of neglect during the 19th century. It is a celebration of the renaissance of traditional architecture and landscape gardening and marks the return to grande décoration. The portfolio comprises 64 plates executed in collotype on fine filigrane velin d'Arches paper. Most of the original drawings and designs for these garden images were executed by Duchêne, as well as a few after Henri Brabant, his student and collaborator. The grand residences of France, including Chambord, Le Marais, Voisins, Sully, as well as the grounds and gardens of great American estates such as those of the Vanderbilts and Wallachs, are included. The drawings are from a birds-eye view; many show plans and details of the grounds and garden layouts. The preface was written by Ernst de Ganay, one of the most important scholars of garden history from the first half of this century. The rediscovery and availability of a few copies of Petites et grandes résidences represents an important opportunity to study this beautiful and essential document of this phase of the traditional art of the French garden and to come to know the man whose love of gardens is made manifest in his words, "Je donnerai ma vie pour que les fleurs me parlent." Extremely rare, with OCLC listing on 4 copies worldwide: 2 in France, one at Dumbarton Oaks, and the other at the Getty. No copies at all are listed on ABPC.

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        I Was There: The Personal Story of the Chief of Staff to Presidents Roosevelt's and Truman

      New York: Whittlesey House/ McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1950. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Mr. H.F. McLendon, Fleet Admiral, William D. Leahy U.S. Navy." Also inscribed by Harry Truman who wrote the foreword, "A great look from a great man- and my friend. Harry S. Truman Independence. March 15,1955." Some rubbing to the bottom cloth, near fine in a very good dust jacket with wear and tear, a chip to the spine crown and rear panel. Rare. Throughout almost five years from November, 1940, to the end of World War II in September, 1945, my duties placed me at pivotal points in the high command that accomplished the defeat of our enemies against what at times seemed heavy odds. These observations are based on participation in many historic discussions at which the course of the war was charted and at which attempts were made to map the road to peace. As Franklin D. Roosevelt's and Harry Truman's chief of staff, Admiral William D. Leahy was involved in most of the key decisions and conferences that won the war and saw the creation of the postwar world.

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        SEVENTY CANTOS

      London: Faber and Faber, 1950. 1st English edition, full black cloth with gold lettering on spine, with printed dust jacket. (Gallup A61b.) A presentation copy, inscribed by T. S. Eliot upon publication, to Elisabeth Jungmann (Lady Beerbohm). Eliot was the editor of the present volume, as well as the publisher at Faber when this volume was issued. The inscription reads: "for / Elisabeth Jungmann / from T. S. Eliot / Sept. 1950" in blue fountain pen ink on the first FEP. At the time of publication, Elisabeth Jungmann was serving as Max Beerbohm's secretary and confidante, living in Genoa, and a neighbor of Ezra Pound. Soon after, Elisabeth Jungmann married Max Beerbohm. The relationship between Eliot and Pound is legendary, and both men enjoyed a mutual friendship as well with the Beerbohms. Far beyond just an interesting association copy, the present volume links two of the most influential early modern poets who edited and championed each other's work. Minimal wear to jacket not withstanding, a fine copy. Truly unique and one of a kind.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      New York: Works Publishing Inc, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, Twelfth Printing. Near Fine, lacking the dust jacket. A few small faint stains to cloth, light edge wear. Bookplate from previous owner on front paste down. A nice copy overall; A rare early printing of this A.A. cornerstone.

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        Burning Bright

      New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1950. First Printing. Hardcover. Very Fine/Near Fine. This is the first edition, first printing of the canonical American writer John Steinbeck's "play in story form" as it is subtitled, "First published by The Viking Press in November 1950" as noted in the copyright page. This presentation copy is very special indeed- it is from the estate of actress Lauren Bacall (1924-2014), & on the dedication page, just below the printed dedication "To, For, and because of Elaine"(who would become his third wife just after this book was first published), Steinbeck has hand-written in black ink: "And also for/Stephen/much love/(signed) John Steinbeck/(squiggly doodle-drawing)/Regards." Stephen is Stephen Bogart, the son of Bacall & legendary actor Humphrey Bogart. Presuming Steinbeck's undated citation was written at or near the time of publication, Stephen would have been a toddler, born the year before in early 1949. A most important, one-of-a-kind collectible with outstanding provenance & reference. Book in very fine condition with only lightest wear to top & bottom of cloth spine; very light browning to edges, endpapers & interior leaves. Unclipped dust jacket in near-fine condition with very mild creasing, rubbing & soiling to front, back covers & spine; mild, short chips, tears & wear along all edges; one vertical closed tear & horizontal crease forming a small rough rectangle at upper right corner of front cover. Signed by John Steinbeck with citation to Stephen Bogart, son of Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall.

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        AUTC. ALMANSA, UNIÓN, TRABAJO, CONSTANCIA. Complejo Agroindustrial de Almansa. ALÍA (Badajoz)

      Empresa, Badajoz 1950 - 158 págs 16x22 cm Tapa dura, en carpesano Buen estado El ayer y el hoy del proyecto. Los trabajadores y sus actividades, los diferentes edificios, las actividades, las diferentes producciones, todo con fotos e ilustraciones en el reverso de las hojas, estas son en cartoncillo. Algunas fotos como : El ayer; La entrada; La capilla; La procesión; Casa del Guarda; Cursillo de Divulgación; Monte Pardo, descuaje y Chaparral en media luna; Chaparral en los Balcones; Zona regadio La Huerta; Regadio La Barranca; Regadio Los Godos; Vista General Gallinero, jardín y casa propietario; Bascula; Secadero de Tabaco; Ganado Lanar; Cochiqueras; Toro; Arado; etc. En total 66 fotos + 2 fotos dobles. Un pueblo nuevo donde colonos de otras partes y trabajadores de Alía, Castilblanco, Valdecaballeros y Guadalupe fundamentalmente implantaron las mas modernas técnicas agrícolas, probaron la última maquinaria recién importada de Alemania o Estados Unidos.

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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        The Ego and the Id

      Hogarth Press 1950 - Freud's paper outlining his theory of the Id, Ego and Super-Ego forms the basis of psychoanalysis. The understanding of the relationship/conflict among the three enables the explanation of psychological conditions. There is a protective mylar cover. Published in conjunction with the Institute of Psyco-Analysis. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: civilizingbooks]
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        Santipur in Indien; 1898 - 1954). Landschaft mit Haus. Öl auf Holz von 1950. Unten rechts signiert u. datiert. Gerahmt.,

      1950 - Der indische Maler Lalit Mohan Sen studierte einige Zeit am Londoner Royal College of Art und gehörte zu den Künstlern, die an der Ausschmückung des India House in London beteiligt waren.- In gedeckten Farben gehaltene Darstellung eines fensterlosen indischen Hauses, im Vordergrund zwei schlanke, kahle Bäume.- Verso vom Künstler handschriftlich bezeichnet: 'Presented to my friend E. Guenther with my compliments. L.M. Sen. Sept. 1950. Lucknow. India.'.- . Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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

      Geoffrey Bles (1950), London - 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. Owner name on front endpaper; minor scratches to covers. Near Fine in an attractive binding [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Fish Hooks. Edgar Sealey & Sons. Brockhill Works, Redditch, England. "Octopus Brand" [Sample Book]

      Redditch, England: Edgar Sealey & Sons, 1950. With 12 printed sample cards, each with mounted sample hooks arranged by size (12 to 20 hooks per card); each card with printed label in upper corner identifying type of hook. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Blue cloth folding case, snap closure. Very good (some internal soiling). With 12 printed sample cards, each with mounted sample hooks arranged by size (12 to 20 hooks per card); each card with printed label in upper corner identifying type of hook. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Full array of fish hooks from this English manufacturer, active from the 1930s to the late 1950s. Sample cards for Hand Forged, Hand Forged Heavy Eyed, Forgé Renversé, Forgé Renversé Sliced, Italians, "Octopus", O.P., L.S., D.S., 5XDS, Dry Fly, Pennell's Sneck, Pennell's Limerick, and Sproat hooks.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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