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        The Town and the City

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1950 - 499 pp. Red cloth-covered boards with Kerouac's initials in gold on the front board, and gold lettering on the spine. Price of $3.50 on front flap of jacket. A presentable copy of Kerouac's first book. Very Good book with rubbing and wear to the bottom edges of the boards in a Very Good moderately edge-worn dust jacket with a couple of tiny chips and a few small areas of faint discoloration to the rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Evening Star Books]
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        Corps Perdu

      1950. PICASSO, Pablo. Corps Perdu. By Aimé Césaire. Illustrated with an etched frontispiece and 30 etchings. 4to., bound in original publisher's wrappers and vellum-backed chemise and cardboard slipcase. Paris: Éditions Fragrance, [1950]. |~||~||~||~||~| A lovely copy of this stunning book. The West Indian poet Aimé Cesaire had been discovered by André Breton and the Cuban painter Wifredo Lam in 1941, and it may have been Breton who suggested that Picasso illustrate the present work. In any event, in these illustrations one can see Picasso's lifelong interest in primitive art, as well as the influence of Lam (eg. the profusion of vegetal and crescent shapes) whose art Picasso admired. One of a total edition of 219 copies, signed by both Picasso and Césaire. Goeppert 56. The Artist and the Book 233. Rauch 75.

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        Large Album of 72 Fabric Samples

      1950. Fine. [FABRIC SAMPLES]. LARGE ALBUM OF 72 FABRIC SAMPLES n.p., n.d., [Kyoto?, 1950s 60s?] Large oblong albums, 36.2 x 30.4 cm, folding album in fabric covered boards from the post-war era. Sample book of lovely and inventive designs in many different fabric varieties. Much use of metallic thread, etc. The fabric swatches are in fine condition, as is, save for a bit of corner-rubbing to the album itself.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Railway Age . September 2, 1950.

      Orange, Conn., Simmons-Bordman P.C., 1950.. 112 pp advertising and editorial, 4°, Softcover/Paperback traces of use, cover damage, Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, sonst jedoch antiquarisch gut erhaltenes Exemplar, K3829.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel Ei]
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        Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health

      New York: Hermitage House,, 1950. Introduction by J. A. Winter. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered green and gilt, green printed endpapers, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the bright jacket that has a few nicks to extremities. First edition, first printing of the canonical text of Scientology, through which the Dianetic movement was first launched, later developing into the religion of Scientology. In it, Hubbard introduced a branch of self-help psychology called Dianetics, which proved extremely popular, despite widespread condemnation by the medical and scientific establishment.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        1950 DIANETICS L. RON HUBBARD 1ST EDITION DUST JACKET SCIENTOLOGY MENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE $

      DIANETICSTHE MODERN SCIENCE OF MENTAL HEALTH1950; L. Ron Hubbard; First Edition Stated; New York, Hermitage House; Dust Jacket; 452 Pages; w5.9"xh8.8"; Very Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Author or Collector.  Great Gift Idea!!!Attributes:Comes with the Rare Original Dust Jacket, $4.00 to inner flap still intact, over the original teal blue cloth cover design, Axioms of Dianetics end pages, and a Fascinating Read!!!Summary:Dianetics is a set of ideas and practices regarding the metaphysical relationship between the mind and body which was created by L. Ron Hubbard and is practiced by followers of Scientology and separate independent Dianeticist groups. Hubbard coined Dianetics from the Greek stems dia, meaning "through," and nous, meaning "mind". Dianetics has achieved no acceptance as a scientific theory, and is an example of a pseudoscience.Dianetics divides the mind into three parts: the conscious "analytical mind," the subconscious "reactive mind," and the somatic mind.The goal of Dianetics is to remove the "reactive mind," which Scientologists believe prevents people from becoming more ethical, more aware, happier and saner. The Dianetics procedure to achieve this is called "auditing". Auditing is a process whereby a series of questions are asked by the Scientology auditor, in an attempt to rid the audited person of the painful experiences of the past, which Scientologists believe to be the cause of the "reactive mind".Background:Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (March 13, 1911 ?" January 24, 1986), better known as L. Ron Hubbard and often referred to by his initials, LRH, was an American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology. After establishing a career as a writer, becoming best known for his science fiction and fantasy stories, he developed a self-help system called Dianetics which was first expounded in book form in May 1950. He subsequently developed his ideas into a wide-ranging set of doctrines and rituals as part of a new religious movement that he called Scientology. His writings became the guiding texts for the Church of Scientology and a number of affiliated organizations that address such diverse topics as business administration, literacy and drug rehabilitation.Condition:Condition is Very Good.  Small wear to edges/jacket, few small white spots to lower front board, pages/hinges/text block are very good for over 60 years old!!!

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        DIANETICS THE MODERN SCIENCE OF MENTAL HEALTH A HANDBOOK OF DIANETIC THERAPY

      New York: Hermitage House, [1950].. Gilt cloth. Introduction by J.A. Winter. Large pencil name on verso of free endsheet, very slight cracking at gutter between title and dedication leaf, otherwise a very good copy in lightly worn dust jacket with a few small nicks and edge-tears, a 1 cm. deep chip at the crown of the spine, and faint discoloration on verso at toe of spine. First edition of the highly controversial primary text for what would three years later become the Church of Scientology.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        FRIGHT

      Rinehart and Company, Inc., New York 1950 - Octavo, boards. "A study in fear, as a driving, degenerative force which tells of Prescott Marshall about to marry his Marjorie, when blackmailed by a casual pickup, he accidentally kills her." - Kirkus review, 1949. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear, a very attractive copy. (16251) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Reallexikon für Antike und Christentum (in 22 Bänden + 1 Supplement + 1 Registerband der Bände 1-15). Sachwörterbuch zur Auseinandersetzung des Christentums mit der antiken Welt.

      Stuttgart, Anton Hiersemann, 1950-2008.. insgesamt 24 Bände je Band ca. 1300 Spalten gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleder. Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, goldene Rückenverzierung sowie Titelprägung auf dem Rücken, roter Farbkopfschnitt, übliche geringe Lagerspuren an Deckel und Schnitt, insgesamt in sehr gutem Zustand Schneller Versand, mit Rechnung.

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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        Corps Perdu

      1950. PICASSO, Pablo. Corps Perdu. By Aimé Césaire. Illustrated with an etched frontispiece and 30 etchings. 4to., bound in original publisher's wrappers and vellum-backed chemise and cardboard slipcase. Paris: Éditions Fragrance, [1950]. |~||~||~||~||~| A lovely copy of this stunning book. The West Indian poet Aimé Cesaire had been discovered by André Breton and the Cuban painter Wifredo Lam in 1941, and it may have been Breton who suggested that Picasso illustrate the present work. In any event, in these illustrations one can see Picasso's lifelong interest in primitive art, as well as the influence of Lam (eg. the profusion of vegetal and crescent shapes) whose art Picasso admired. One of 23 copies on Montval accompanied by a suite of the plates on Vieux Japon, of a total edition of 219 copies, signed by both Picasso and Césaire. Copies with the suite intact are now very rare. Goeppert 56. The Artist and the Book 233. Rauch 75.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        The Drowning Pool

      Alfred A. Knopf 1950 - Published in New York by Alfred A. Knopf in 1950. First Edition stated on copyright page. Book very good+. DJ very good, price-clipped. Book comes in specially made cloth slip cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O. u. D.. ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo.. An einen unleserlich geschriebenen Adressaten zur Übersendung einer (hier nicht beiliegenden) Abschrift einer Novelle und mit der Versicherung, am kommenden Tag noch mehr schicken und auch die Proben vollständig korrigiert zurücksenden zu wollen. - Murgers bekanntester, auf autobiographische Erfahrungen zurückgehender Roman "Les scenes de la vie de boheme" war Vorlage für Puccinis "La Boheme" sowie für eine weitere Adaption unter gleichem Titel von Ruggiero Leoncavallo. - Von großer Seltenheit; seit 1950 kein Brief auf internationalen Auktionen nachweisbar. - Etwas angestaubt und mit kleinen Stecknadeleinstichen am oberen Blattrand.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Typed Letter Signed (in English), Montagnola (Ticino), Switzerland, April 26, 1950

      NP: NP. 1950. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. S Paperback. Very Good. 1 page (1 leaf; recto only). Letter in reply to unidentified correspondent's questionnaire: "Dear Sir: I thank you for your letter of the 5th April and will try to reply to your questions. 'Gedichte' (1903) was not my first published work. My first work in your sense to be published was: 'ROMANTISCHE LIEDER'. It was published 1898 by 'E. Pierson's Verlag, Dresden und Leipzig' ... I could not decipher all your questions, perhaps I misunderstood one ... Yours sincerily [sic] [signature] H Hesse". With additional relevant material present (including reproduced portrait photograph, plus typed and Xeroxed copies and transcriptions. Fold to midsection (to form oblong small 4to); slight browning to edges; else a fine specimen from the post-Nobel Prize period. Hesse (1877-1962), German-born and Swiss adopted novelist and poet, noted for the primarily psychological novels ("Demian", 1919; "Steppenwolf", 1927; etc); awarded the Goethe Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. Signed: I Signed by Author

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books of Seattle]
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        THE COCKTAIL PARTY

      London: Faber and Faber. 1950. First edition, first issue. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A very good copy with light rubbing to the cloth extremities. Complete with the very good rubbed, nicked and spine faded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. An outstanding association copy, inscribed in blue ink on the front free endpaper, ?"To John Betjeman with the author?'s respectful compliments T. S. Eliot?". Eliot and Betjeman?'s relationship dates back to the latter?'s childhood, when he was taught by Eliot at Highgate School.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        One of the Famous Beefeaters in the Tower of London.

      Gelatin silver print. Small diagonal crease in bottom left corner. Otherwise in good overall condition. Description and photographer's signature on reverse. Dimensions: 189 by 129mm.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        D.S.B.

      Chemin der fer de lètat Danois. Poster printed in offset. Andreassen og Lachmann 1950. 100x61 cm.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Ölgemälde mit Rapsfeldern und Knicks ( wohl Schleswig-Holstein ). Öl auf Leinwand.

      . Das kleine Ölgemälde mit einer für Gotsch typischen expressiven Ansicht einer Schleswig-Holsteinischen Landschaft. Bildmaß: 21,5 x 27 cm, Öl auf Leinwand, auf Karton unter Glas in einem alten, schlichten Wechselrahmen der 1950er Jahre montiert ( Montierung nur am Oberrand - wohl entfernbar ). Undatiert ( ca. um 1950 ). Rechts untenstehend mit Bleistift auf dem Karton in typischer Weise mit *FKG* monogrammiert ( identisch zu den bei Artprice hinterlegten Signaturen ). Das Bild von farbfrischer Erhaltung, der schlichte Rahmen mit Gebrauchsspuren, fleckig und etwas bestoßen. ( Provenienz: Alter Privatbesitz ) ( Literatur u.a.: Vollmer: Künstlerlexikon, Band II, Seite 280f ) ( Bitte beachten: Eine Expertise zu dem Bild liegt nicht vor, aber ganz offensichtlich ein Originalwerk des Künstlers ) ( Provenienz: Alter Schleswig-Holsteinischer Privatbesitz ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        STRANGERS ON A TRAIN.

      First UK edition. Her first book. She is known for her psychological thrillers, which led to more than two dozen film adaptations. This title has been adapted for stage and screen numerous times, notably by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. The book is fine but for the barest rubbing on tips in a aged dust jacket with a slightly faded spine and very minor edgewear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        Le tour du malheur

      Original, one of 110 numbered copies on pure wire Edition, only large parchment paper after 50 stained with the author. Some foxing mainly affecting the edges of volumes. Gallimard Paris 1950 14,5x21cm 4 volumes brochés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Le minotaure ou la halte d'Oran

      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 dishes, 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. Charlot 1950 16x25,5cm relié

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        La nuit du rose-hôtel

      First edition, one of the copies of the Press. Precious and beautiful handwritten dedication signed by the author (Andrew) Rolland of Renéville: "... (For R. R ...) On the floor the old wool, boa constrictor, eight meters long while peeling silver belt intimately Hairy Atlas lion with pensive eyes ... "Mors lightly rubbed with a tear glued Length, two bright spots on the first guard, slight traces of rubbing on the front cover. Preface by André Breton. Autographs shipments Maurice Thicket is rare. Source: Library of André Rolland Renéville. Gallimard Paris 1950 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Le scaphandrier des rêves

      First Edition, one of 10 numbered copies on vellum Renage, print head. Illustrated book of 12 original collages of Max Bucaille. Preface by J. Laude. Food slightly and marginally passed without any serious, if rare and beautiful specimen. Glm Paris 1950 16x22,5cm en feuilles

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Manuscrit autographe complet de la traduction établie par Jacques Benoist-Méchin de 'Coraux' de Georg Kaiser

      Autograph manuscript of 135 pages, complete with additions, deletions and corrections from the hand of Jacques Benoist-Méchin. Rare manuscript in very good condition. Provenance: Personal archives of Jacques Benoist-Méchin. S.n. s.l. s.d. (circa 1950) 23x37cm en feuilles

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Manuscrit autographe signé complet de la traduction établie par Jacques Benoist-Méchin de 'Gaz I' de Georg Raiser

      Autograph manuscript of 106 pages, complete with many additions, deletions and corrections in the hand of Benoist-Méchin the French translation of the play in five acts. Rare set in very good condition and presented in manila envelope with handwritten notes by Jacques Benoist-Méchin. Provenance: the archives of Jacques Benoist-Méchin. S.n. s.l. s.d. (circa 1950) 23,5x36cm en feuilles

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Manuscrit autographe inédit et complet du texte intitulé : 'L'orient arabe entre le poignard et le micro' accompagné de l'intégralité, ronéotypé et comportant également des corrections autographes de l'auteur, de ce texte

      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. S.n. s.l. s.d. (circa 1950) 21,5x27,5cm en feuilles retenues par des trombones

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Jacques Vingtras. L'enfant - Le bachelier - L'insurgé - Le proscrit, correspondance avec Arthur Arnould

      Collective First edition, one of 150 numbered copies on pure wire ours one of the 25 hors commerce copies for each of the only major papers.Original prefaces Gaston Monmousseau, Francis Jourdain, Marcel Cachin and Lucien Scheler, editor of the works of Jules Vallès, sending signed autograph latter Alice Eterstein the last volume.Nice together despite the shaded guard on which appears the autograph of Lucien Scheler. Les éditeurs français réunis Paris 1950 12x18,5cm 4 volumes brochés

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        Grønlands fugle. The Birds of Greenland. Med forord af Hans Hedtoft.

      København, Ejnar Munksgaard, 1950. 4to. 607 + (2) s. 52 fargeplansjer av Gitz-Johansen. Foldet kart over Grønland. Orig. dekorert helpergamentbd

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        Tennis Serve.

      Gelatin silver print. 22.3cm x 17cm.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Sugar Cane.

      Gelatin silver print. 14cm x 16.5cm. Photographer's credit on German publisher's label on reverse.

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        The Third Man and The Fallen Idol

      Heinemann, 1950. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine black boards with silver spine lettering, nice clean pages, no foxing; in a very good, unclipped dustjacket, which has had some repairs to the extremities and looks very well. Two 'entertainments' by the author, the first of them being one of his most popular novels. Nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        STEPHEN CRANE

      William Sloane Associates (1950), [New York] - Berryman's critical biography of Crane, an important work in the study of the writer of THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Smillie, who rank second in the paragraph-long list of people Berryman recognizes a debt to in his preface. An ancestor of the Smillie's, Lily Brandon Munroe, was an early love interest of Crane's. Berryman's full-page INSCRIPTION on the front endpaper: "To Mr. & Mrs. Smillie/with very many thanks/for a kindness and/hospitality & the return/of a shabby but fairly warm/topcoat/Best/John Berryman/21 Nov. 1950/I think you will find the chronology/of your letters more or less right--/they are much earlier than Mrs./Smillie Senior thought." Some offsetting to the endpaper with Berryman's inscription from a previously laid in clipping. Brief closed tear to front of dustwrapper. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper with a sunned spine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        PLAYAS DE CASTELLÓN

      ARMENGOT 1950 - Soporte: Entelado/On linen. CASTELLÓ Tamaño del cartel: 68 x 98 cm El cartel está en excelente condición.

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        Reallexikon für Antike und Christentum (in 22 Bänden + 1 Supplement + 1 Registerband der Bände 1-15)., Sachwörterbuch zur Auseinandersetzung des Christentums mit der antiken Welt.

      Stuttgart, Anton Hiersemann, 1950-2008. - je Band ca. 1300 Spalten Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, goldene Rückenverzierung sowie Titelprägung auf dem Rücken, roter Farbkopfschnitt, übliche geringe Lagerspuren an Deckel und Schnitt, insgesamt in sehr gutem Zustand Schneller Versand, mit Rechnung. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 40800 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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        THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR: A Book of Practical Counsel

      New York: Harper and Brothers, [1950]. Hardcover. Very good/very good. 8vo. Full blue cloth. Gilt lettering to spine. In original printed dust jacket. Unclipped. Jacket lightly edgeworn, with horizontal crease along lower end of front panel. Cloth with mild wear. Corners slightly rounded. Ocassional, contemporary and unobtrusive penciled marginalia. Overall sound, clean. An early printing of the scarce, original edition (date code "D-Z" to lower end of copyright page, indicating a printing date of April 1950) of this classic book on value investing, Warren Buffett has called it "by far the best book on investing ever written," and Graham expands and substatially revises the theories and approaches he proposed in his earlier SECURITY ANALYSIS (1934). A handsome example of this landmark work printed within a year of publication of the first and in the same blue cloth binding.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        The Egg Tree.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950 - Quarto. Original blue-green linen, titles to spine and front board in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Endpapers lightly tanned, mild foxing to prelims. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with some very light foxing to flaps and rear panel, slightly nicked and creased extremities, a couple of small chips to head of spine and lower rear panel, and a tear across the front panel and front flap repaired with tape to verso. Partial Caldecott Medal sticker to front panel of dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by the author. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy signed by the author to Julia Carter and with an original drawing on verso of front free endpaper. Julia F. Carter was the first full time children's librarian at the New York Public Library. Miss Carter was also the first national president of the Division of Library Work with Children and Young People of the American Library Association. She presented the first ever Caldecott Medal in 1938, an award The Egg Tree won in 1951.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        L'Herbe Rouge

      Paris: Toutain. Tres bon état général. Intérieur très propre. / First edition, the issue on ordinary paper. An extremely uncommon novel; almost all copies were destroyed by the publisher. Page-edges slightly darkened, spine a bit faded, The extremely well preserved brochure slightly detached. Thus very good+ in publisher's illustrated wrappers. . Paris, Toutain, 1950. 18 x 11 cm. 192 pages. Broché. Belle couverture illustrée par Barberousse. Tres bon état général. Intérieur très propre. / First edition, the issue on ordinary paper. An extremely uncommon novel; almost all copies were destroyed by the publisher. Page-edges slightly darkened, spine a bit faded, The extremely well preserved brochure slightly detached. Thus very good+ in publisher's illustrated wrappers. L'Herbe rouge narre les aventures d'un ingénieur nommé Wolf, créateur d'une machine pouvant lui faire revivre son passé et ses angoisses pour les oublier. Boris Vian y insère ses notes habituelles d'humour noir, tout en laissant transparaître ses propres inquiétudes. [Wikipédia].

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        Poetry and Opinion

      Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois, 1950 - Fine association copy, inscribed from one Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress to his successor: "Dear Allen - I've tried to put the issue we talked about last summer. Where are you? My best as ever Archie Conway, Mass. Aug. 2, 1950" MacLeish's book treats the controversy over the decision (by the Fellows in American Letters of the Library of Congress) to award the Bollingen prize to Ezra Pound. Allen Tate was one of the judges, and supported the decision, as did Macleish First edition. 12mo. . A good copy, in torn dust jacket [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Typed signed personal letter (TSL) May 13, 1950 inscribed and signed by William Lyon MacKenzie King

      Ottawa: William Lyon MacKenzie King, 1950. 1st Edition. No binding. Good. 20.3cm x 25.5 cm (8 x 10 inches) folded to 20.3cm x 12.5cm (8 x 5 inches) but flat as it is now. Typed 2pp personal letter dated May 13, 1950 on Laurier House letterhead, (TSL) hand-written salutation and inscription and signature Billy (William Lyon MacKenzie King ). Letter had been torn and repaired using Japanese mulberry and silk fibre paper. In very good condition otherwise. A scarce to rare personal signed and inscribed document to Canada's longest serving Prime Minister. Letter to Mrs. Mary Scott, 82 South Drive, Toronto, Ont. A friend of his parents and whom he had previous personal correspondence with before and after this. WLKM had very few friends and family and rarely showed his private side in public which makes these type of personal communications insightful and rare. Highly collectable. WLMK, a man of many faces and names - Willie, Rex, Mackenzie, Billy- His mother referred to him as "Billy". Called "Billy" by his classmates - a member of the class of '95 at University of Toronto. "He may want to be a politician one day," his friend Oscar Rumpal contributed, "but if you meet Billy in a fist fight you''ll know why we call The Rebel" quoted from William Lyon Mackenzie King: p.14, Dreams and Shadows By Lian Goodall.Part of the contents makes reference to address given by Leonard Walker Brockington in connection with the Opening of Mackenzie House (William Lyon Mackenzie, his grandfather), 82 Bond Street, Toronto. Tuesday, May 9th, 1950. To quote MacKenzie King from this letter, "It was one of the finest speeches to which I have listened. I thought often how my father and mother would have rejoiced in listening to it, and their parents before them" Brockington was Special Assistant to Prime Minister Mackenzie King from 1939 to 1942 as a a special advisor to Mackenzie King's war cabinet.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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        Abstrakte Farbkomposition mit Zigarette. Öl auf Malkarton.

      . Bildmaß: 70 x 49 cm, alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 75,5 x 55 cm ). Öl auf dünnem Malkarton, rechts unten mit *Kassak* signiert, undatiert ( wohl um 1950 - 1960 ). Mit dünnem Farbauftrag auf leichtem Malkarton gemaltes Bild in schlichter alter Rahmung. Bildmittig ist offenbar eine Zigarre oder ein Zeichenstift dargestellt. Das Bild von farbfrischer Erhaltung, gering fleckig, gering berieben. Der Rahmen etwas fleckig und bestoßen - das Bild stärker nach Zigarrenrauch riechend. Provenienz: Alter Hamburgischer Privatbesitz. ( Bitte beachten: Eine Expertise zu dem Bild liegt mir nicht oder noch nicht vor. Augenscheinlich aber ein authentisches Bild Kassaks ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available - Weitere Pics auf Anfrage ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        THE DROWNING POOL

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1950 - Octavo, boards. The second Lew Archer novel. "A noirish, centrifugal amorality pervades Archer's world and The Drowning Pool does not conclude nicely or neatly. Yet this narrative ambiguity affirms the complexity of Macdonald's fiction, for as Archer observes bitterly at the denouement: "The happy endings and the biggest oranges were the ones that California saved for export." - Lucian Robinson, book review 9/1/2012 for The Guardian/The Observer. Basis for the Paul Newman film, the second in which he plays the Archer character, renamed Harper. Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 676-678. A very good copy, Mystery Writers of America stamp to front free end paper and rear paste-down; some tanning along board edges in a very good dust jacket, some stress creasing, small chip to upper front corner, abrasion to all four flap corners, loss (including price) to upper front flap and to lower front flap, a few tape mends to verso of jacket with archival tape. (11460) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Snoopy Comics Collection (Set 25)(Chinese Edition) SHI NU BI MAN HUA QUAN JI ( TAO ZHUANG QUAN 25 CE )

      paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback 1950. Schultz began his writing career as a professional cartoonist. a little boy named Charlie Brown. the unlikely existence of a named Snoopy. puppy. plus on a group of charming children. so that Schulz created one by each country. of all ages comic reader-friendly. In the next few decades. Snoopy peace of mind to play the role of the world's greatest dog. In addition to the extremely rare occasions. it is generally believe that the dog is really irrelevant animals. While he is in... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES

      Charles Scribner`s Sons.New York.,1950. FIRST U.S. EDITION.8vo.With Scribner logo and letter A on verso of title page.Fine,bright copy bound in recent full dark green morocco,raised bands,gilt.Single gilt ruled border on boards.Top edge gilt.Lovely copy.:

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        Pebble in the Sky

      Garden City: Doubleday. 1950. First. First edition. Page edges slightly tanned, still fine in near fine dustwrapper with slight rubbing to the corners of the spine ends. The thin paper jacket is usually found well-worn. A very nice copy of the author's first book, a time travel novel, seldom found in this condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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