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        Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

      New Directions, Norfolk, Conn 1950 - Second printing. Fine in very lightly soiled else fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by Thomas six months before he died to an American poet: "For - from Dylan, with apologies. May 1953." [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Drawing celebrating Christmas 1950 Signed, with self portrait caricature, on heavy card stock measures 4 inches wide by 9.75 tall

      The drawing shows Flagg and and fellow artist Harry Beckhoff Beckhoff watch a mouse, draw. Flagg has written a caption at the top margin of the card above the figures of himself and Beckhoff. Referring to the green shirted mouse with pen in hand, Flagg writes, "He's my stooge - does my king size stuff." Below the art table, he writes in red, "Merry Xmas, [in purple] 1950 to Harry X Handsome wife, [in green] from Monty." A bright and appealing ink and water color holiday illustration.

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs]
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      Esso 1950 - World Cup tournament brochure, in Spanish, issued by Esso. It is regarded as the main publication, as there was no official guide produced. Paperback. 17.5 x 12.5 cm. 44pp. Pictorial covers, a little rubbed. The original staples have been replaced, with small areas of rust showing. Winners and scores recorded in ink to centre pages. A good copy.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        Satyagraha in South Africa

      1950 - Revised Second edition, 5000 copies printed. 8vo., quarter white cloth over pale blue paper boards, lettered in black. Ahmedabad, Navajivan Publishing House. A presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by Gandhi's second son 'The Rev. Canon Collins In memory of your very kind visit to Phoenix from Manilal Gandhi 20-6-54'. Manilal Gandhi spent most of his life in South Africa, editing 'Indian Opinion' from 1920 until his death in 1956. Canon Collins was an Anglican clergyman who devoted his life to helping others. He was one of the founders of the charity 'War on Want', and CND. He interested himself in Apartheid in South Africa, first visiting there in the 1950s, and played no small part in its downfall. Small stain to back cover, dent to the top border, cup ring to upper cover of dust jacket, torn over the dent on the board, frayed at head and tail of spine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Rues et visages de New-York, illustrations de Chas-Laborde, Paris, Lacourière, 1950.

      - 1 vol. petit in-folio en feuilles (non rogné) sous portefeuille de l'éditeur demi-vélin ivoire à rabats et à lacets , (2) ff. blancs, (2) ff. pour le faux-titre et le titre, 1 frontispice couleurs, (38) pp., 14 pl. h.t. en couleurs, illustrations dans le texte. Édition illustrée de 15 eaux-fortes originales gravées en couleurs (y compris le frontispice) et de 40 compositions en noir dans le texte, l'ensemble en premier tirage par Chas Laborde. Tirage limité à 230 exemplaires : un des 200 ex. numérotés (n° 135) sur papier vélin d'Arches. Très Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien]
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        [Photo Album]: British Expatriates in India and Pakistan 1930-1950

      India and Pakistan, 1950. Near Fine. Oblong folio measuring 11" x 14". String-tied blue cloth over paper boards with "album" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 147 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" and 4" x 6" with some captions. Very good photo album with rubbing and worn corners with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a family of British expatriates while living in India and what is now Pakistan from 1930 until 1950. The family lived on a large estate and bred horses, dogs, and other small animals during the years they spent in India. The horses were the prize possessions of the home with numerous photos showing the beautiful animals owned by the family, including Seagull a 15 year old white horse, George, and Koppa, who can be seen throughout the album performing jumps. A handful of the photographs have been handcolored by the young woman who kept the album and show the Taj Mahal, as well as locals helping retrieve a car from a ferry. Many of the photos show the family hiking around the mountains of India and boating on its many rivers. A group of 10 laid in photographs show a number of men in uniform speaking to a group with images of planes on an easel and the American flag behind them. It is probable they were part of the American Air Force showing off new technology to the upper class British in India to garner support for projects in World War II. In the album a few military men are mentioned and seem being friends of the family including a Major Kilroy, who is seen horseback riding, as well as a Major Trafford. It also appears from a photo captioned "Daddy" of a man on a horse in a military uniform that the head of the household was part of the British military.A look into the lives of the British upper class in India over two decades through better than average amateur photography.

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      DE CARLO, 1950. ITALIANO 0,2 Due volumi, n. 2 e 3 della collana, traduzione a cura di Raoul Vivaldi, entrambi con brossure editoriali illustrate, brunite ai dorsi e parzialmente ai piatti, con fioritura, piccole macchie ed alcuni aloni, pagine brunite attorno ai testi e con lieve fioritura, legatura leggermente lenta USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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      1950. ITALIANO 0,18 Volume numero 99 della serie. Copertina con piccolo strappo al piede elievi usure ai bordi. Dorso leggermente consumato alle estremità. Fioritura alle prime ed ultime pagine del volume, minore nelle altre pagine. Piccoli segni a penna su alcuni margini ed inserimento di tavole fuori testo su carta patinata. USATO

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        Moxie Original Advertising Art

      1950. Near Fine. Archive of art for Moxie carbonated drink that includes an original rough sketch, the finished inked and shaded advertisement, and the original finished art for a second small spot advertisement. The sketch is on onion paper that is stapled to a second blank leaf, both measuring 14" x 17". The two pieces of finished art are on artists boards measuring 6" x 5.25" and 12" x 9.5". Near fine or better with a touch of wear to the edges of the delicate onion skin, glue remnants to the back of the finished art, and tape over the small Moxie bottle reattaching it to the board. This group appears to come from an unknown artist working for the advertising agency Foote, Belding & Cone during the 1950s. Moxie was a leading soft drink company of the early 20th Century with a series of popular advertisement that established "moxie" in the American vernacular as a term for pep and determination. The brand is still produced in New England by Coca-Cola Bottling. A wonderfully charming ad featuring two sophisticated foxes talking about Moxie's uplifting attributes.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Time in New England

      Oxford University, New York, 1950. 11.5 in. x 8.5 in., 248 pages, Cloth, Dust Jacket (clipped at top and bottom of front and rear flap, esle fine), Signed by Strand and Newhall in pen on front endpaper to Malcolm Gordon and dated "Christmas, 1950"., Several leaves at beginning of book creased at top right edge.

      [Bookseller: Dawson's Book Shop]
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        A Little Stone

      London: John Lehmann,, 1950. Octavo. Original green cloth, title to spine in gilt on dark green background. With the dust jacket. Spine ends very slightly faded. An excellent copy in the bright jacket, a couple of short closed tears to spine ends. First edition, first impression. With the ownership inscription of Winston Leyland (b.1940), a leading figure in American LGBT publishing who won the Stonewall Book Award in 1980. He established the Gay Sunshine Press in 1975, and his Gay Sunshine Journal (1970-82) was particularly influential for its interviews with prominent gay writers of the era. Bowles's second collection gathers together 12 short stories.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Verve. Revue artistique et littéraire. VOL. IX, N 35/36. - Dernières uvres de Matisse 1950-1954.

      35 x 27 cm. Mit 40 Farblithographien von Matisse nach Collagen und zahlreichen Abbildungen nach Zeichnungen. 182 SS., 3 Bll. Orig.-Pappband. *Ces oeuvres reproduites en lithographie en couleurs ont ete realisees par l'artiste, en papiers gouaches. - In overall fine and fresh condition. / Tadellos erhaltenes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bernd Braun]
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        18 Pen and Ink Illustrations for Stage Design and Promotion [from] Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

      Near Fine. An archive of 18 illustrations by Ludwig Bemelmans for the stage design and promotion of his 1950 play, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, based on his novel and produced for the stage by Hume Cronyn (to whom this archive belonged) along with a Typed Letter Signed by Bemelmans on his East 73rd Street stationery and with the original mailing envelope addressed to Cronyn. Four of the drawings are in a large format (around 18" x 12" each), three of which are in color. These drawings are the highlight of the archive, and two of the color drawings bears a distinct resemblance to the artist's "Madeleine" character, in terms of dress, hats, and facial expressions. Another is an elaborate proposal for the play's advertisement, conceived as a carved marble marquee of sorts, heralded by a sleeping cougar with accompanying with rough sketch and photograph for reference. The remaining drawings are in black ink and are roughly 5" x 7" each, and are character studies, framing ideas, and conceptual proposals for the rather diverse scenarios demanded by the play. Overall near fine of better. The play opened at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York on March 2, 1950, and starred Fredric March.

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      SOCIETA ANONIMA EDITRICE DANTE ALIGHIERI, ROMA-NAPOLI-CITTA DI CASTELLO 1950 - ITALIANO Volumi I, II e III, rispettivamente relativi agli anni 1950, 1951 e 1955. Terza edizione per il volume 3. Ingiallimento ai margini delle copertine e delle quarte con fioritura; strappi ai tagli di testa ed alle estremità dei dorsi. Quarta del III vol. con strappo all'angolo inferiore. Pagine ben conservate con tavole geografiche fuori testo, a colori ed illustrazioni nel testo, in nero.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Le mécanicien et autres contes

      First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on pur fil du Marais, the only large paper copies.Preface by André Breton.A rare and very good copy. Chez l'auteur s.l. 1950 14,5x19,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Of Men and Mountains

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1950. Neatly signed, without inscription, by William O. Douglas upon half-title page. Stated first edition. xiv, 338 pages. Glossary. Map endpapers. Black and white photographic frontis portrait of author. "A book of personal adventure and discovery. An account of the way Douglas - and other men - found a richer life in the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest where a man can 'find deep solitude and, under conditions of grandeur that are startling, he can come to know both himself and God'". - from dust jacket. Douglas was nominated to the U.S. Supreme court by FDR and served the longest term in its history, 1939-1975. Average wear to unmarked book. Binding sound. Above-average wear to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. Includes two detailed newsclippings circa 1930s about Walla Walla pioneer George T. Welch. Also included is a 1969 newsclipping in which Douglas explains how and why a man changes when he becomes a member of the Supreme Court.

      [Bookseller: Online Bookshop Jim and Mina Stachow]
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        Hand Corrected Manuscript of One Lonely Night

      Np, 1950. none. Very good. Setting copy of an important novel, the actual hand corrected typescript, with hundreds of changes, corrections, deletions and additions, signed twice ("Mickey" and "M. S.") and dated "9-27-50" (the book was published in 1951). Complete in 251 pages (rectos only), with 7 pages of preliminaries, and 244 pages of novel numbered 1-3, 5-240, plus 5 inserted pages. Some corrections are in the hand of a proof reader, or type setter, but Spillane's deletions are substantial and his own changes and corrections are considerable (found on nearly every page), and all are in his own handwriting. Usual signs of production rites, but very good. Rare. Prominent in its clique. Full morocco case. itself scarce in a ne dustjacket, as are proofs, but what we're offering is both unique, and geometrically greater, the complete manuscript from which the book was actually typeset and printed, and these days noir manuscripts of such magnitude and vintage, are usually not within my (your) frustrated reach, at any price. Spillane wrote in a distinctively blunt narrative prose, with no attempt to make his reader giggle like an Asian princess. Beginning in 1947 he achieved early and immense popularity, wrote steadily for 25 years, took a 12 year break in 1972, then returned to fame with a new generation in 1984. One Lonely Night is a mystery, written at the summit of his energy and imagination. It features his impudent Mike Hammer (4th book in the Hammer series), in a furious spy thriller with more ins and outs than a ddler's elbow. The plot is charged by a surfeit of violence, love, hate, sex, deceit, sadistic crime, corrupt politics, moral ambiguity, and national peril, following a case that sets Hammer (as the angel of death) against an American cell of Communist agents (anticipating 007 and his license to kill by 3 years) in the earliest days of the cold war, when everyone assumed (based on every precedent) it would heat up lethally at any moment.

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        A Book of Mediterranean Cooking [with] French Country Cooking - First Printings

      London: John Lehmann, 1950. A set of two first edition, first printings of Elizabeth David's 'A Book of Mediterranean Food' and 'French Country Cooking' published by John Lehmann in 1950 and 1951 respectively. French Country Cooking: A first edition, first printing published by John Lehmann in 1951. A near fine book with one name and date to the front endpaper. A little spotting to the top edge. In a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some professional repair to the spine tips and corners and to a repaired tear to the front panel. A Book of Mediterranean Food: A first edition, first printing published by John Lehmann in 1950. A fine book (thin stain to the top edge) - no inscriptions. In a clipped dust wrapper which has benefitted from some internal repair and one to the head of the spine. Some chipping to the top edge. Becoming rare. A lpair of the greatest cookery books produced.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Abstrakte Komposition, Tempera bzw. Öl auf Platte, links unten signiert. Verso ebenfalls bemalt: Organische Formen mit Blüten und Blättern, Tempera.

      - Bildmaß jeweils 56,5 x 44,5 cm. Die abstrakte Komposition in rot-blau-grün-gelb, links unten signiert, undatiert, wohl um 1950. Die Malerei verso in grün, ocker und rot mit roten Blüten und baunen Blättern, möglicherweise eine blühende Seerose darstellend. Dieses Bild unsigniert, undatiert, möglicherweise von anderer Hand gemalt. >>> Literatur u.a. : Der Neue Rump, Hamburger Künstlerlexikon Seite 397 <<< ( Lagerort KG ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage &#150; further pics at request ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        The Saviours and Liberators

      [Edinburgh, 1950]. First Edition. Issued in an exceedingly small print run (a total of seventeen copies were distributed according to the list of recipients bound at the beginning of the text, among them Winston Churchill and King George VI), Saviours and Liberators is the author's firsthand account, edited with the aid of Bertrand Russell, of Bolshevik atrocities committed against Poland before and during World War II. The text and illustrations were apparently hand-assembled, with both a leaf of errata as well as dozens of typescript cancels throughout. Though the author would be the victim of both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, he argues that the motivation to write an exposé almost exclusively of Soviet war crimes is motivated by the Nuremberg trials, which had already brought to light Nazi crimes, while "no case has, as yet, been brought forward against the innumerable crimes committed by the barbarous Bolsheviks on the Polish nation and other nations, as well as on their own citizens" (from the introduciton, p. iii). Stanko-Dziewulski, originally a citizen of the Polish city of Lviv, was arrested by the N.K.V.D. shortly after the Soviet invasion in September, 1940, under charges of espionage. The author writes in detail of his experiences in the Soviet prisons and work camps, illustrated chiefly with photographs of skeletal Polish children and mass graves of Polish soldiers dead of typhus. A highly polemical account of the Polish experience during World War II, apparently never commercially published. We find two copies located in OCLC as of August, 2017, at CSU - East Bay and Georgetown. Oblong octavo (16.25x20.25cm.); publisher's blue cloth tape-backed stiff card printed wrappers; [4],v,[3],iv,262pp.; illustrated plate mounted to title page, 18 mounted photographs, typescript captions also mounted; text printed mimeograph. Light wear and toning to wrapper extremities, else Just About Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Les Justes. Pièce en 5 actes.

      P., NRF Gallimard, 1950, 1 vol. in-12 (187 x 118) relié plein veau gris, dos lisse, auteur et titre en noir, tête dorée, contreplats et gardes de daim marron, couvertures et dos conservés, de 183 pp. - (3) ff. (table et achevé d&#146;imprimer).Infimes taches à la première couverture conservée, parfait exemplaire par ailleurs. - Edition originale, 1 des 70 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre (N°40), deuxième grand papier après seulement 13 vergé de Hollande.L&#146;exemplaire provient de la bibliothèque personnelle d&#146;Alain Lobstein (nom au crayon au verso du premier feuillet blanc). Bien que la reliure ne soit pas signée, elle a, sans aucun doute possible, été exécutée par ses soins. Alain Lobstein, (1927-2005), relieur d&#146;art ayant gravi tous les échelons de son métier jusqu&#146;à atteindre une belle notoriété. Il a participé aux principales expositions de reliures d&#146;art. Il a exercé pendant une cinquantaine d&#146;année. Egalement professeur, formateur, il savait transmettre son savoir avec finesse, réalisme et générosité. Marié à Paule Cretté, petite fille du grand relieur Georges Cretté. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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        Probability and the Weighing of Evidence.

      London: Charles Griffin, 1950. - First Edition. 119 pp. Original cloth. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket. Good 'was a cryptologist, statistician and early worker on Colossus at Bletchley Park and the University of Manchester. This book expanded on the concept of Alan Turing's Unit 'deciban' which measured the smallest weight of evidence perceptible to the intuition. Rare' (Dominic Winter Auctions Web site). A copy of this book sold at Winter on Dec. 12, 2007 for 620 pounds. '[M]y book . . . which was completed in 1948, had been declined by the Cambridge University Press. Who the referee was, I don't know, but it could have been Jeffreys, since Frank Smithies told me he saw the manuscript on Jeffreys' desk. I was discouraged and did nothing about the manuscript for several months at least. Then Donald Michie, a good friend of mine right from the Newmanry days, said 'Why don't you send it in somewhere and let someone else do the work if you're not working on it?' I said 'Look, the manuscript's in Manchester and I'm in London.' He replied 'Take a train to Manchester and come back the same day on another train.' I didn't have enough faith in myself without his moral support, and I did what he advised and submitted the manuscript to Charles Griffin, who published it in 1950. (Most publication was slow at the time.) I think it wasn't such a bad little book. Somebody phoned me recently and called it a classic. (Perhaps judgments should be made by oracles. Marc Kac's naughty philosophy of refereeing was to accept everything and 'let history decide.') . . . I knew Fisher, but not well, and generally was on pretty good terms with him. He once told me that the best thing he could do for genetics was to teach it to mathematicians. He also said that he found my 1950 book interesting' (David L. Banks, 'A Conversation with I. J. Good', Statistical Science, 1996, Vol. 11, No. 1, 1-19). Good put a 'good-natured' CV on his Virginia Tech Web page, where he writes, 'Foreign Office, 1941-45. Worked at Bletchley Park on Ultra (both the Enigma and a Teleprinter encrypting machine the Schlüsselzusatz SZ40 and 42 which we called Tunny or Fish) as the main statistician under A. M. Turing, F. R. S., C. H. O. D. Alexander (British Chess Champion twice), and M. H. A. Newman, F. R. S., in turn. (All three were friendly bosses.)' Reviewed by Jimmie Savage for Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 46, No. 255 (Sept., 1951), pp. 383-384, and by P. A. M. for Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (General), Vol. 113, No. 2 (1950), p. 250. 'Bayes Factor appears in I. J. Good's 1958 'Significance Tests in Parallel and in Series,' Journal of the American Statistical Association, 53, 799-813. Previously in his Probability and the Weighing of Evidence (1950) Good had used the term 'factor' explaining that 'Dr. A. M. Turing suggested in a conversation in 1940 that the word 'factor' should be regarded as a technical term . . . and that it could be more fully described as the factor in favour of the hypothesis H in virtue of the result of the experiment.' Jeffreys had introduced this factor, denoting it by K but not giving it a name (Theory of Probability (1939, chapter V.)' (Earliest Known Uses of Some of the Words of Mathematics (B)' Web page on AOL). Good has been called the 'Overlooked Father of Computation' (Hook & Norman, Origins of Cyberspace 635, which is Good's 'Speculations Concerning the First Ultraintelligent Machine', in Alt & Rubinoff, eds., Advances in Computers, vol. 6, pp. 31-88, 1965). 'Arthur C. Clarke used Good's name in 1968, along with that of Marvin Minsky, to explain the thinking capabilities of HAL 9000' (OOS). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sites et Mirages.

      Editions de la Cigogne, Casablanca 1950 - In-4 (330 x 255), 147 pp., en feuilles, couverture rempliée, sous chemise et étui, légère ombre à la couverture, petits accrocs à l'étui sans gravité. Edition tirée à 250 exemplaires, celui-ci sur vélin de Rives après 40 sur vergé. [Imprimerie. Pierre Bouchet]. Texte inédit d'Henri Bosco comportant 47 illustrations d'Albert Marquet, soit 24 aquarelles reproduites par Louis Caillé, enlumineur d'art, et 23 dessins gravés sur bois par Pierre Bouchet. Henri Bosco et Albert Marquet ont tous les deux vécu en Afrique du Nord, le premier comme professeur au lycée de Rabat au Maroc, le second comme voyageur dans les années 20 et comme réfugié pendant la guerre. Langue : Français

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        The Cocktail Party

      First edition. 8vo., original green cloth gilt with colour printed dust jacket. London, Faber and Faber.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Father Of Radio / The Autobiography (Of Lee De Forest)

      Wilcox & Follett Co., Chicago 1950 - Personally inscribed " To ----------, fine son of a gifted father whose brilliant work on one of my problems promises an early solution. With all best wishes for a successful life. Sincerely / Lee De Forest / First Edition". A very bright, attractive example, DJ with no rubbing to front panel, slight rubbing along edges, and slight dampstaning along lower two inches of spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Reflections in a Golden Eye Introduction by Tennessee Williams

      The New Classics Series. Small 8vo., original buff cloth, dust jacket. New York, New Directions.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Jacques Villon. Catalogue de son oeuvre gravé. Orné d'une eau-forte originale.

      - Paris, Paul Prouté et ses Fils, 1950, in-8 grande, cartonatura edit., sovraccoperta in carta velina leggera semitrasparente, carte 50 impresse solo al recto. Con 544 ill. su tavv. f.t in fine. Con una acquaforte originale numerata (199/150) e firmata dall'artista in antiporta. Tiratura di 150 copie. Con foglietto di errata. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Little Stone.

      London: John Lehmann, 1950 - Octavo. Original green cloth, title to spine in gilt on dark green background. With the dust jacket. Spine ends very slightly faded. An excellent copy in the bright jacket, a couple of short closed tears to spine ends. First edition, first impression. With the ownership inscription of Winston Leyland (b.1940), a leading figure in American LGBT publishing who won the Stonewall Book Award in 1980. He established the Gay Sunshine Press in 1975, and his Gay Sunshine Journal (1970-82) was particularly influential for its interviews with prominent gay writers of the era. Bowles's second collection gathers together 12 short stories. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        [The Chronicles of Narnia:]

      London: Geoffrey Bles, [The Bodley Head], 1950-1956. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; The Horse and His Boy; The Magician's Nephew; The Last Battle. 7 volumes, octavo. Recent dark blue morocco, raised bands to spines, titles and elaborate decoration to spines gilt, single rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a matching cloth slipcase. With colour frontispieces and black and white illustrations by Pauline Baynes. The occasional minor blemish otherwise an excellent set. First editions, first impressions throughout this complete set of the beloved Narnia series. 'The immediate inspiration for "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" was a series of nightmares that Lewis had had about Lions. More seriously, he was concerned to do for children what he had done for an adult readership in his science fiction trilogy... The Narnia novels are not allegorical; they are entirely in keeping with the belief, shared by Lewis and his close friend and Oxford colleague Tolkien, that stories in themselves, especially of the mythical type, can give spiritual nourishment without imparting abstract meaning... As Naomi Lewis has written, the books are 'intoxicating' to all but the most relentlessly unimaginative readers, and must be judged the most sustained achievement in fantasy for children by a 20th century author'.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1950. First edition. Mild age toning to end papers and text pages, a nearly fine copy in a very good to nearly fine dust jacket with mild rubbing and shelf wear to corner tips and spine ends, mild age toning to white lettering of spine panel. (21679). Octavo, cloth. 553 copies printed. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 6-17.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Schumacher's Taliesin line of decorative Fabrics and Wallpapers

      1950. WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. Schumacher's Taliesin line of decorative Fabrics and Wallpapers. 5 leaves of text and 26 Sheets of Wallpaper designed by Wright. Folio, 450 x 345 mm, bound in publisher's illustrated tan cloth. [Chicago: E.W. Bredemeier & Co., ND 1950's]. |~||~||~||~| A scarce salesman's sample book for a line of wallpapers designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. In addition to the 26 original sheets of wallpaper designed by Wright, thete are 6 pages of photographic plates illustrating rooms with the products in use, demonstrating Wright's ideal of the close relationship between architecture and decorative design. This is a rare book presumably issued in a small edition, and with most copies having been dismembered for the original wallpaper samples.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        Opera omnia. Ordinatio. Prologus. + Liber primus. A distinctio prima ad quadragesimam octavam. (Volumi I/VI).

      Città del Vaticano, Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis, 1950/1963, sei volumi in-4to rilegati in mezza pelle moderna con titoli e fregi in nero al dorso, pp. XV-329-301 + XIII-465 + XI-(4)-427 + X-442 + XV-475 + X-555. Stato di nuovo.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        Vom Baum der Erkenntnis. Zum 70. Geburtstag - 7. März 1950.

      (1) Blatt 86 (3) Seiten (2) Blatt 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original olivgrüner Maroquinband mit Vergoldung (Emil Kretz, Basel). Im Originalschuber mit Lederkanten. das Buch lediglich am Rücken minimal verblasst, ansonsten ungelesen und wie neu, in einer einmaligen Auflage von dreissig römisch numerierten Exemplaren in einer Bodoni-Antiqua von Hand gesetzt und von der Offizin Dietschi & Cie. AG, in Olten, gedruckt. Diese dreissig Exemplare mit den römischen Ziffern I bis XXX sind auf spanisches Büttenpapier Guarro-Molivell abgezogen und als Ganzfranzbände in olivgrünes Maroquin gebunden. Sie sind als Luxusausgabe vom Verfasser auf dem Vorblatt mit einem handschriftlich verfassten und signiertem Gedicht versehen, hier die Nummer XXV. Alle Einbände sind Handarbeit der Werkstatt Emil Kretz, Basel.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        One Way Street. (Movie Poster)

      Universal International. Hollywood, CA. 1950. - One-sheet color silk-screen poster, 40 x 30 inches, for the 1950 Universal production "One Way Street" directed by Hugo Fregonese and starring James Mason, Märta Torà n, and Dan Duryea. In the film, Frank Matson (Mason) robs mob boss John Wheeler (Duryea) then heads to Mexico with Wheelerâ&#128;&#153;s girlfriend Laura Thorsen (Torà n). The pair return to L.A. to settle with Wheeler only to find he has been murdered. A freak accident, and Matsonâ&#128;&#153;s death, resolve the film. The poster, extremely scarce and in very good condition, was the product of Western Poster Company, San Francisco. It is a striking graphic, bold in design and color, a worthy addition to a motion picture film noir archive.

      [Bookseller: old imprints ABAA/ILAB]
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