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        The Yale Editions [Edition] of the Private Papers of James Boswell. Edited by F. A. Pottle, Frank Brady, C.H. Bennett, W. K. Wimsatt, jr., Charles Ryskamp, Charles McC. Weis, J.W. Reed, Irma S. Lustig, M.K. Danziger. Complete set in fourteen (14) volumes

      London & New York: William Heinemann, & McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1950 - 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 14 volumes (complete). London: William Heinemann, and New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1950-1989. All volumes first impression. The set comprises: Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763, ed. Frederick A. Pottle. London: William Heinemann, 1950; Boswell in Holland, 1763-1764, ed. Frederick A. Pottle. London: William Heinemann, first impression 1952; Portraits, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, ed. Frederick W. Hilles. London: William Heinemann, first impression 1952; Boswell on the Grand Tour: Germany and Switzerland, 1764, ed. Frederick A. Pottle. London: William Heinemann, first impression 1953; Boswell on the Grand Tour: Italy, Corsica, and France, 1765-1766, ed. Frank Brady and Frederick A. Pottle. London: William Heinemann, first impression 1955; Boswell in Search of a Wife, 1766-1769, ed. Frank Brady and Frederick A. Pottle. London: William Heinemann, first impression 1957; Boswell for the Defence, 1769-1774, ed. William K. Wimsatt Jr. and Frederick A. Pottle. London: William Heinemann, first impression 1960; Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D., 1773, ed. Frederick A. Pottle and Charles H. Bennett. London: William Heinemann, first impression 1963; Boswell: The Ominous Years, 1774-1776, ed. Charles Ryskamp and Frederick A. Pottle. London: William Heinemann, first impression 1963; Boswell in Extremes, 1776-1778, ed. Charles McC. Weis and Frederick A. Pottle. London: William Heinemann, first impression 1971; Boswell: Laird of Auchinleck, 1778-1782, ed. Joseph W. Reed and Frederick A. Pottle. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, first impression 1977; Boswell: The Applause of the Jury, 1782-1785, ed. Irma S. Lustig and Frederick A. Pottle. London: William Heinemann, first impression 1982; Boswell: The English Experiment, 1785-1789, ed. Irma S. Lustig and Frederick A. Pottle. London: William Heinemann, first impression 1986; Boswell: The Great Biographer, 1789-1795, ed. Marlies K. Danziger and Frank Brady. London: William Heinemann, first impression 1989. Illustrated throughout with plates. Bound, as issued, in a variety of styles of cloth. Gilt lettering to spine of The London Journal a bit dulled; scratch mark to spine of Boswell for the Defence; patch of discoloration to lower board of the second Grand Tour volume. In other respects a very good set. §Each volume is housed in a handsome purpose-made buckram slipcase, with contrasting leather labels to spine, the spines lettered in gilt. The arrangement of the numbering of the slip-cases varies slightly from the order in which each volume originally appeared. Portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds - somewhat awkwardly issued as the third volume of the series - appears as the slip-cased volume 14. A unique set - generally very good, in near fine custom slipcases - presenting a striking appearance on the shelf. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight 14 volume set weighing 17 kg unpacked, therefore additional postage will be charged - PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).&

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        Die Schuldlosen: Roman in Elf Erzahlungen [The Guiltless]

      Zurich: Rhein-Verlag. 1950. First. First edition. Text in German, not published in English translation until 1974. Fine in fine dustwrapper with a touch of soiling. Advance Review Copy with slip laid in from the publisher, addressed to the New York Times. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Np, 1950. Approximately 17 1/2 x 23 3/4", charcoal drawing on paper. Unsigned. Matted and framed. Provenance: from the collection of the artist Ernesto Edwards, a longtime friend of Jess and Robert Duncan, who has a section devoted to his work in An Opening of the Field (pp. 188-193). A striking drawing by Jess, of a recumbent male nude. A rare large format work from Jess's earliest work, made only two years after he had a dream about the coming end of the world, turned his back on his career as a nuclear scientist, and moved to San Francisco to become an artist. The drawing is similar in style to his illustration for the Duncan poem The Song of the Borderguard (see the full page reproduction on p. 56 of Duncan & Wagstaff) and the illustrations for his 1950-1953 collaborations with Robert for the Book of Resemblances [ibid p.63]. The drawing was exhibited at Mythos Gallery in 2012 for the show "Buzz Gallery Revisited." and was reproduced on the poster for the show, a copy of which accompanies the painting. Some light toning, but visually near fine; not examined out of frame.

      [Bookseller: Division Leap, ABAA]
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        The COMPLETE POEMS Of ROBERT FROST. With a Preface by the Author. An Appreciation by Louis Untermeyer. In Two Volumes

      The Limited Editions Club,, 1950-01-01. Hardcover. VeryGood.

      [Bookseller: Schwabe Books]
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        Bird in a tree set in a wall with columns

      ca. 1950. Gouache painting on board. 7 x 13 inches. Authenticated by the artist's son, Tony Sheets, on the verso.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        La Comedie des animaux qu'on dit sauvages. Illustrated by Paul Jouve.

      Editions Rombaldi [1950], Paris - Copy on velin creme de Rives, from an unspecified issue; handsomely rebound in 3/4 dark blue morocco and marbled boards, spine with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., original wrappers, with a small animal illustration by Jouve, and backstrip bound in, fine. Illustrated with frontispiece and four plates by Paul Jouve, all original copper engravings heightened with pochoir. See an Image. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE signée adressée à Marie LAURENCIN.

      1950 - Une page et demi (135 X 208). "3 Mars 50. Ma Marie, Je reçois quelques photos d'Amérique de Van Vechten. C'est surtout celle de mon Figaro [Figaro était le nom donné par Jouhandeau à l'un de ses chats], que je t'adresse. Il dort en ce moment dans mon dos, fatigué de faire l'amour. Lui, pas mon dos. Je tiens à peu près dans sa vie la place du Seigneur dans celle des dévots. Quand les chattes. Je t'embrasse, Marcel.". Carl VAN VECHTEN (1880-1964), romancier, critique et photographe, s'est particulièrement intéressé à la culture afro-américaine. Son roman "Nigger Heaven" (1926) qui donne une description très crue du Harlem des années 20 fut reçu comme un électrochoc par la communauté noire américaine. Il créa plusieurs prix littéraires qu'il dota lui-même et aida de jeunes écrivains noirs américains comme Langston Hugues et Countee Cullen. Souvent provocateur, Van Vechten n'a jamais dissimulé son homosexualité. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        The Chronicles of Narnia

      Geoffrey Bles and The Bodley Head, London 1950 - Seven volumes complete, published between 1950-1956, comprising, "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe", (1950), 172pp, [2]; "Prince Caspian", (1951), 194pp, [2]; "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader", (1952), 223pp, [1]; "The Silver Chair", (1953), 217pp, [1]; "The Horse and His Boy", (1954), 199pp, [1]; "The Magician's Nephew", (1955), 183pp, [1] and "The Last Battle", (1956), 184pp. Rebound in full purple goatskin by Temple Bookbinders, smooth back, vellum title / author label to spine and small vellum date label to foot, covers with single fillet border, gilt to inner dentelles, a.e.g., attractive Chiyogami endpapers. Externally fine, internally one or two spots of foxing, but generally bright and clean. Now housed in a velvet lined white buckram slipcase. Hooper A20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27 and 29 respectively 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Grundzüge einer Theorie der phylogenetischen Systematik., Herausgegeben vom Deutschen Entomolgischen Institut Berlin-Friedrichshagen.

      Berlin, Deutscher Zentralverlag, 1950 - 370 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und Karten, professionell in Halbleinen der Zeit gebunden und betitelt - Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, sonst guter Zustand - 1950. M 3785 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 750

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kirchheim]
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        Typed Letter Signed

      First. One page typed letter dated 16 March 1950 on Kennedy's Congress of the United States stationery Signed ("John Kennedy"). Folded as mailed, two tiny stab holes from a removed staple, else fine. A letter sent while Kennedy was a Representative from Massachusetts' 11th District, and co-signed by his cousin, and colleague in the House, James C. Auchincloss, Congressman from New Jersey, to other House colleagues. The letter urges them to sign a discharge petition so that the Home Rule for the City of Washington bill can be brought to the floor of the House for a vote during the current session of Congress, and it eloquently if briefly pleads the case. According to the text, this letter was accompanied by a document listing 25 reasons why the Congressmen should vote for the act (presumably the reason for the staple holes) but this has been lost. A little smear to the fountain pen ink on the letter "J," but a bold, clean, and genuine signature, with the "oh" linkage of the first name clearly matching Kennedy's style of this period (as opposed to that of his secretaries). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        [Political poster:] Mosley Speaks

      London: by Sanctuary Press, n.d., [1950]. Electric Avenue, Brixton. Sunday, November 26. 5-30 P.M. A3 poster. Framed and glazed. Creased where folded, else in excellent condition. After the war the disgraced British fascist Oswald Mosley started a Union Movement dedicated to creating a united Europe, an idea that aroused a good deal of cynicism coming so soon after his wartime internment. In the 1950s he attacked coloured immigration into Britain, and this poster advertising a 1950 speech at Electric Avenue, Brixton, a bustling street market and key location for West Indian immigrants newly arrived in London, is evocative of his provocative style and repeated political misjudgements. At the end of the decade Mosley stood as Union Movement candidate for North Kensington in the general election of 1959, losing his deposit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Waters Reglitterized

      John Kidis, [No place] 1950 - First edition. Stapled wrappers. Split at the bottom of the spine, a very good copy in wrappers with modest edgewear. One of 1000 numbered copies. This is copy #39. The first printed edition of a small manuscript book that Miller had originally prepared for his friend Emil Schnellock in 1939. This copy Inscribed by Miller to June Mansfield, his second wife, and the inspiration for much of his best fiction: "For June -- a souvenir of Paris & Schnellockian days. Henry. 3/51." See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Artistes libres. Première série de la bibliothèque de Cobra.

      Editions Ejnar Munksgaard/Kopenhagen 1950 - Die französische Ausgabe IN AUSSERGEWÖHNLICH GUTEM ERHALTUNGSZUSTAND. Komplett mit 15 orig.lithographierten Heften, einleitendem Doppelblatt und Box. Die empfindliche Box mit dem schönen Orig.Litho von Jorn (Van de Loo/Presler 104) ist bei unserem Exemplar völlig unbeschädigt: keine Verschmutzungen, keine Fehlstellen, keine Risse, keine Knicke, was äußerst selten ist. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Journey to the "Missouri"

      Yale, New Haven 1950 - Important and unique piece of World War II history. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, TOSHIKAZU KASE, high-ranking Japanese diplomat who took part in the signing of the treaty of surrender on the USS Missouri in 1945. Kase was also Japan's first ambassador to the United Nations. Inscription reads: "Mr. Frderick Moore -- With deep appreciation for his understanding of and friendship for Japan, The author, Toshikazu Kase, September, 1951." Possibly inscribed to the Frederick Moore who authored "With Japan's Leaders." Book has light soiling, rubbing, and age toning and lightly bumped corners. Dust jacket, now in protective mylar, has sunning at spine, and light rubbing overall. Minor edgewear includes small tears and chips that are somewhat more pronounced at extremities. Former owner's penned marginalia at top of front flap. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maxwell's House of Books]
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      A 19" x 25" portrait by Plath of her high school classmate and friend Arden Tapley, executed in pastels. Undated, but probably from 1950, the year both of them graduated from Wellesley High School. Arden is wearing her hair in the same style as her graduation photograph and may be wearing the same shirt. Plath's mastery of the craft of portraiture is limited: her anatomy is far from perfect, but her intent to capture the essence of her subject is boldly realized not only in the outer depiction of her hairstyle and nondescript clothing, but more importantly in the intensity of the gaze captured by the artist. The portrait would be remarkable if it contained only her eyes, which look askance with a combination of intensity and vulnerability that seems to perfectly embody the artist herself, perhaps as much as her friend. Arden Tapley's daughter recalled that her mother often spoke of her high school friendship with Sylvia, and that both were rather "shy, sensitive girls who naturally gravitated toward each other." She said that when she first saw the image she immediately recognized it as her mother, and in that sense Plath did capture an essence of her young friend. We have never seen such an artwork by Plath offered on the market; her sketch of Ted Hughes that was done seven years later and recently sold for $49,000 was a considerably less "finished" work, albeit one that showed a more mature command of style and representation. All of Plath's significant works have long been institutionalized. Once creased near the lower edge, apparently to display the image without showing the hands; small red stamp lower left corner; else fine. Matted and framed to 23-1/4" x 30". A powerful image of a close friend by the noted writer while she was still a high school student.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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      Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. 1950. Octavo,. cloth.. Signed by Ed Wood (THE Ed Wood?) on front free endpaper. A fine copy. in near fine dust jacket (designed by Hannes Bok) with some spotting. along top edges of front and rear panels, more so on the latter.. Still a very nice copy. (#110872). First edition. A fine association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by Jenkins to T. E. Dikty who, along with Erle Korshak, founded Shasta Publishers: "To Ted Dikty; / Who can't find his way / about on Long Island, but / is a good guy just the / same / Will F. Jenkins / 'Murray Leinster.'" Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-656.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation (Signed)

      (Duschnes Crawford, Inc.) (1950), (New York) - Detailed chronological study of the writing and publication of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Includes descriptions and locations of all known manuscript versions plus the printed editions between 1862 and 1865. This is copy #63 of 200, SIGNED by Eberstadt on half title page. In addition there is a letter laid in which is typed on Edward Eberstadt & Sons stationery, dated June 8, 1951, and signed by Charles Eberstadt. The letter presents this copy of the book to Barney Chesnick of the Library Co. of Philadelphia. A 1959 article on early editions of the Emancipation Proclamation from the Library of Congress Quarterly Journal of Acquisitions is also laid in. Minor extremity rubs, touch of fading to spine and top edge of boards, shallow bumps to lower fore corners. 50 pages black and white photographic facsimiles [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back Creek Books LLC, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Chronicles of Narnia: 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

      London: Geoffrey Bles / The Bodley Head, 1950-1956 Seven volumes. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. First editions, first printings. Publisher's cloth, spines lettered in metallic silver, pictorial endpapers illustrated with maps of Narnia to volumes 2-5; in the original pictorial dust jackets, with illustrations by Baynes to the front panels and spines. Very good, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, minor toning to the spines and board edges of volumes 1 and 3-5, slight leans to the spines, minor dampstaining to the rear boards of volumes 6-7, a few faint spots to the endpapers, otherwise bright and clean pages; unclipped dust jackets, with some wear and minor nicks to the extremities, a hint of toning to the spines, a few traces of minor soiling to the panels and flaps, light stain to the rear panel of volume 6, minor chipping to the spine ends of volumes 1 and 3-6, short closed tears to the top edges of volumes 2-3, slight loss to the spine tail of volume 1, a few short losses and discreet internal repairs to volume 4, else fine. Overall, a tight and attractive set of the complete Chronicles of Narnia. The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of children's fantasy novels set in Narnia, a magical realm inhabited by fantastic beasts and mythical creatures. Lewis originally began writing the series for his goddaughter, Lucy Barfield (whom he named one of Pevensies after), and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe is dedicated to her. The Chronicles of Narnia, published over the course of seven years with one volume issued each year, were not printed in chronological order, and many publishers of later editions have since rearranged the texts so as to tell the history of Narnia sequentially. As it was originally printed, the series begins with The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (1950), the most popular title in the series, which tells how the four Pevensie children discover the secret world of Narnia in Professor Digory Kirke's wardrobe. The children are then commissioned by the talking lion Aslan to save the kingdom from the clutches of the evil White Witch. The Pevensie children return to again restore Narnia to order in Prince Caspian (1951) and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952), which introduces their cousin, who becomes the main protagonist and the restorer of peace in The Silver Chair (1953). The fifth title, The Horse and His Boy (1954), takes the reader back chronologically to the end of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by retelling of the Pevensies' rise to power in Narnia, and chronicles of the Golden Age they established before its disintegration in Price Caspian. Interestingly, although they were the last two volumes to be published, The Magician's Nephew (1955), which chronicles Narnia's creation and initial corruption, and The Last Battle (1956), which tells the story of Narnia's downfall, form the series' chronological beginning.. Illus. by Baynes, Pauline. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        THE LEAVES OF THE TREE. Signed.

      Cornell College, (1950)., Mount Vernon, Iowa: - Sarton, May. THE LEAVES OF THE TREE. Signed. Mount Vernon, Iowa: Cornell College, (1950). First Edition of this early book of poetry, Limited to 300 Copies, this copy Inscribed by May Sarton in her characteristic small handwriting, on the front free endpaper. "For Margot - saving grace of. / With love from May / .(illegible)/ 52". Additionally with two wonderful and revealing typed letters Signed by May Sarton in her self-addressed mailing envelopes to Margot Jacoby. 8vo. 39pp. Bright and fresh, some sunning and use, in the publisher's blue wrappers, printed in black. Number 22 in the Cornell College chapbook series. Very Uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Portraitphotographie mit eigenh. U.

      Sao Paulo, 1950.. 180:240 mm.. Serge Lifar, russischer Tänzer, Ballettmeister und Tanztheoretiker; Mitglied von Diaghilews "Ballets Russes" (1905-1986). Portraitphotographie mit e. Widmung u.U. (russisch) auf der Bildseite, Sao Paulo, 1950, 18 x 24 cm. Photographie: Photo-Lipnitzki, Paris. Ganzfigürliches Rollenbild, mit einer Widmung für Lew Gubanow.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Reallexikon für Antike und Christentum [RAC], Sachwörterbuch zur Auseinandersetzung des Christentums mit der antiken Welt, [.], Textbände 1-23 sowie 1 Registerband zu den Bänden 1-15, 1 Supplementband, (insgesamt 23 Bände), Herausgegeben von Theodor Klauser [bis Band 13] und Ernst Dassmann [bis Band 18],,

      Stuttgart, Anton Hiersemann, 1950-2006. - Bände mit zahlr. Karten und Abb., (28 x 20,5 cm), Bibliotheksexemplare, mit Signatur, die neueren Bände mit sehr geringen Gebrauchsspuren, aber auch die älteren Bände sind insg. gut erhalten; Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 40000 Gr.-8°, Registerband: goldgeprägter Leineneinband, ansonsten goldgeprägte Orig.-Halbledereinbände.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Blaeschke]
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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1950. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to corners. and spine ends and clipped price. (#126841). First edition. Collects two stories. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3- 171. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 792. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 942-44. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 1151.

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        Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors with Applications to Transistor Electronics

      Toronto, New York, London: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First Edition. [2], [2 - frontispiece], [iii]-xxiii, [1 blank], [1]-558 pages, followed by blank leaf and appendix B which was printed on both sides of the rear flyleaf plus the rear pastedown (3 pages total). The first printing, [November] 1950. A bright clean copy, with just a touch of sunning to the spine panel. Lacks the dust jacket as is often the case with this book which was used by a generation of engineers as a standard reference. Hardcover. An important book by Shockley who, with Bardeen and Brattain, co-invented the transistor and were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956 ''for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect''.

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        Herausgegeben von Edgar Jene und Max Hölzer. 2 Hefte (= alles Erschienene).

      Klagenfurt, Verlag Josef Haid bzw. (Paris, Editions Surreallistes), (1950-53).. 8° bzw. 4°. Mit zahlr. tlw. ganzs. Illustrationen. 94 S., 1 Bl.; 32 S., Illustr.-OKart.-Bde. (von Edgar Jene bzw. Toyen).. Erstausgabe der mit den beiden vorliegenden Heften vollständigen "Surrealistischen Publikationen". - Mit Texten bzw. Illustrationen von George Henein, Paul Celan, Werner Riemerschmied, Cellu Naum, Maurice Nadeau, Walter Behrens, Victor Brauner, Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, Andre Breton, Hans Arp, Benjamin Peret, Edgar Jene, Antonin Artaud, Michael Guttenbrunner, Rudolf Pointner, Rudolf Wittkopf, Max Hölzer, Franz Rogler u.a. - Rücken des ersten Heftes min rissig u. mit kl. Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital. Rechte obere Ecke des zweiten Heftes min. bestoßen. - Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. - Laakmann/Tgahrt 428.

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        The Vienna Prater.

      c. 1950 - Vintage silver gelatin print. Photographer's inkstamp on verso, title in manuscript in French. Dimensions: 250 by 210mm. (10 by 8 inches). Israëlis Bidermanas (1911–1980), who worked under the name of Izis, was a Lithuanian photographer who worked in France and is best known for his photographs of French circuses and of views of Paris.

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        The Man Who Sold the Moon: Harriman and the Escape from Earth to the Moon!

      1950. Hardcover. Fine. First Printing of the First Edition, review copy, with material, laid-in, including: a photocopied typed letter to the prospective reviewer, a 5x4" black and white glossy photograph portrait of Heinlein on modern Kodak paper, and a short photocopied typed note from the publisher to Van [Allan Bradley], then reviewer for the Chicago Daily News (as identified with a hand-written post-it note). Black cloth-backed beige boards, spine lettered in gilt, chronological chart on endpapers, with the publisher's printed label "Future History, 1951-2600 A.D." on the bottom of the front and rear free endpapers, as issued [Currey p. 233; Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-89; Reginald 07048]. SIGNED by the publisher, Mel Korshak, on the title page. The first book of Heinlein's Future History Series. A trace of wear, else book and dust jacket in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        Aarburg. Aquarell und schwarze Tuschfeder. Unten rechts in Bleistift monogrammiert, bezeichnet und datiert: „F H Aarburg 1950".

      - 24,2 : 31,8 cm auf Bütten. Die äussersten Ecken mit Resten alter Montierung.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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      Greenberg, New York 1950 - 8vo, pp. 373. Original black boards, lettered and decorated in gilt on front panel and spine. A bright, tight copy in the pictorial dustwrapper, a little edgeworn, with some chipping to spine ends, and a closed lateral tear to spine centre. Very good. First edition of the author's first book, inscribed by Barr to Richard Yates on the front free endpaper: 'To: My dearest friend, Dick Yates, with my very best wishes always. James Barr New York 1959.' In the late 1950s both Barr and the novelist Richard Yates were contributors to the New Yorker. Described by Roger Austen as 'one of the most intelligently written of American gay novels', and 'one of the earliest novels that could have produced a glow of gay pride.' Barr was born in rural America, where his sexuality saw him cast out by both his family and the wider community, and where he saw his (gay) best friend commit suicide on his wedding day. Quatrefoil, semi-autobiographical and unashamed, charts the central characters' progress as they come to terms with their sexuality, each other, themselves and the world around them. It eschews all gay stereotypes, and was written at the suggestion of Barr's psychiatrist 'as a key to solving [Barr's] problems at the time'. Although overwritten for today's taste, and with a melodramatic ending, Quatrefoil quickly became a rallying point for the gay readership of the 1950s, a readership delighted at last to have been written about with insight, accuracy and a modicum of style. One of the first true works of gay literature -- as opposed to gay fiction-- and certainly the first ever to be published by a mainstream imprint. An important book with a fine association. Slide 1. Slide 1

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        Le Dur Désir de Durer.

      1950 1950 - Paris: Bordas 1950. With many illustr. and with 1 coloured plate by Chagalle. 50 pp. Limited to 1015 copies. Note on flyleaf. With the original glassine wrappers (slightly worn). * Copy no. 63 of 1000 on vélin bouffant d'Alfa. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Notes on a Horse Thief

      Greenville MS: Levee Press. 1950. First. First edition. Decorations by Elizabeth Calvert. Very slightly cocked, a bit of modest rubbing at the extremities, a very good or better copy. Copy number 804 of 975 numbered copies Signed by the author. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        (Photo Album: Leyton Public Library)

      Leyton, England. (1950). Original photo album with materials tipped-in, compiled as a gift to a patron or librarian. Oblong quarto, 21 tipped-in black and white photographs, also tipped-in typescript, newspaper article and booklet, black cloth, with hand-calligraphed title page: "To Miss Doris M. Savage / With / The Best Wishes / of / The Staff / of / The Leyton Public Libraries / Wednesday, April 12th, 1950 / To Remember a Happy Partnership / May 1949 - April 1950." Covers rubbed at extremities, else near fine. The photos are mostly of the Leyton Library and its patrons and staff. Many depict the activities sponsored by the library: readings, discussion groups, story hour for children. The typescript and over half of the photos were used for a published booklet, which is also included (The Borough of Leyton Public Libraries: A Family Affair, Leyton Public Libraries, 1950). The newspaper clipping concerns a Leyton librarian, Edward Sydney, who received an important post at the United Nations. .

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        Original-Porträt-Fotografie. Silbergelatine-Abzug auf Agfa Brovira. Verso gestempelt Photo Umbo Hannover T 60697.

      (Ca. 1950).. 17,8x11,8 cm.. 2 Ecken etwas eselsohrig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Thierstein]
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      Au Quartier Latin, (Paris) - 4º, 224p, ils. 2 tintas en texto, láms. color. Hol. puntas pergamino-papel, dibujo color en lomo, conserva cubs. originales. Ejemplar nº 259 de una ed. limitada fuera de comercio. Dedicatoria autógrafa de Hemard (fechada en 1950). c.1930

      [Bookseller: Escalinata, librería]
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        Philosophia Naturalis. Archiv für Naturphilosophie und die philosophischen Grenzgebiete der exakten Wissenschaften und Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Band 1-25 (jew. Heft 1-4) komplett.

      Meisenheim/Glan Anton Hain 1950-1988. g.e. Okart. Format: Gr.-8°. Rücken von Bd. 1 leicht beschädigt; (Versandkosten auf Anfrage)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat SCHADEN Einzelunternehmen]
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        Medieval Scenes

      San Francisco: Centaur Press. (1950). First. First edition. Saddle-stitched wrappers. Color block print by Kermit Sheets. A bit of tanning at the edges, and a faint stain on the front wrap. One of 250 copies, Signed by the author. The poet Charles Olson's copy, with his ownership Signature ("Olson") on the front fly. Olson served as Duncan's mentor beginning in 1947 (when Duncan wrote the poems in this book), and in 1956 invited him to teach at Black Mountain College. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Cartel Toros - Poster Building : PLAZA VALENCIA - 2 abril 1950. CALERITO, FRASQUITO Y GUILLEN. Dibujo de J.REUS

      Imp Ortega, Valencia, 260x110 cm sin faldon + faldón 85 cm 1950 - Papel El faldon con roturas Novillos de José Benítez Cubero. Matadores : Manuel Calero CALERITO; Francisco Sánchez FRASQUITO; Félix GUILLEN.

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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        Typed Letter Signed (in English), Montagnola (Ticino), Switzerland, April 26, 1950

      NP, NP 1950 - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books]
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        The Harvard Advocate Registration Issue [First Published Appearance of an Illustration by Edward Gorey]

      Cambidge, Mass.: Advocate House 1950, 1st Ediition. () 24pp. Very good. Quarto. Original illustrated wrappers. Staple bound. Two small (largest approximately 0.25" X 0.5") chips to upper edge of wrapper, not affecting images or text. Two slightly larger (largest approximately 2" X 0.5") chips to edges rear wrapper. Interally clean. The Gorey illustration is bright and unfaded. This issue of the Harvard Advocate marks the first published illustration of Edward Gorey, the American illustrator and author famed for his striking, macabre style. The cover illustration features two dapper men tossing sticks at smiling heads mounted on pikes. Gorey's first book, the Unstrung Harp, did not appear until three years after this illustration. Gorey went on to write over 100 books, many for children. The issue also contains poems by Francis O'Hara, Gorey's Harvard room mate..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        The Town And The City.

      New York: Harcourt Brace And Company. - First Edition, 1950. Cranberry red cloth boards stamped in gilt at spine and front cover, in dark blue, brown and green dustjacket. SIGNED in blue ballpoint pen as "John Kerouac" on the top of the front endpaper. Book is Fine, with a stamped annotation on the top margin of the FFEP "AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION", which would account for the tiny abrasions on the bottom of the FFEP apparently from a plate removal; and tiny fray to lower front point of board. Jacket is also Fine, bright, unfaded, not price-clipped, with a small scratch on the rear panel at the top edge of the authorial photograph, and two superfluous tape shadows on the verso of the spine panel. A beautiful copy, clean, with the lightest possible use. Kerouac's First Book, published under the name John. A straight narrative with obvious debts especially to Wolfe, among others, with hardly a hint of the stylistic mannerisms by which he would eventually be known. Scans available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Compass Rose Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        GRAJERIAS. 19 marzo 1950.

      S/imp. Lleida, 1950 - . 25 cm. 2 h., 27 lám. con caricaturas realizadas por Josep Alfons Tarragó i Pleyan, acompañadas de tercetos humorísticos, 20 h. Edición privada de 28 ejemplares numerados (ej. 4). Enc. en marroquín azul, ruedas, nervios, florones, corte superior dorado. Larga dedicatoria autógrafa. * Las caricaturas son de 28 personajes destacados de la sociedad leridana de mediados del siglo XX que se denominaban los "grajos". Componían la "grajería": Manuel Mercé Sendra, Víctor Hellín (que fue alcalde de Lleida), Miguel Mangrané, Antonio Roch, Francisco de A. Bordalba, Laureano Alija, Ramón Subirá, Jaime Alvarado, Juan Roch, Francisco Pifarré, Jaime Pifarré, Andrés Cemeli, Julián Mangranés, Antonio Pàmies, Julián Plana, Juan Duch, José Sanjuan, Jaime Castells, José María Dalmau, Ricardo Ametlla, Francisco Pons, Buenaventura Vilalta, Miguel Puig, Jaime Fuset y Vicente Ferrándiz. En la justificación de la tirada dice que se destruyeron las planchas y los clichés de esta obra. Lleida Bibliofília español

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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      - Date : 1950 Dimensions : 64x97cm Imp : BEDOS & Cie PARIS Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en bon état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        A Hornbook for Witches

      Arkham 1950 - First Edition, First Printing. One of the scarcest Arkham House titles with only 553 copies published An attractive dustjacket that is rich in color with slight wear to the spine ends and panels with no chipping to the dustjacket. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this true first edition in collector's condition!!! We are also interested in purchasing these type of books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Primera parte de la Murgetana del Oriolano, guerras, y conquista del Reyno de Murcia por el Rey don Iayme primero de Aragon. Con la redempcion del Castillo de Origuela. Donde se illustra casi toda la nobleza de España, como se vera en la pagina siguiente. Compuesta por . / Edición presentada (y dirigida) por Antonio Pérez Gómez

      - EDICION DE BIBLIOFILO LIMITADA Y NUMERADA.- Valencia: ["la fonte que mana y corre" ?], Imp. en los Talleres de Tipografía Moderna, 1950.- [2 h.] + mas 8 h., 100 folios, 8 h. de la reedición + [2 h.]: Incluye la portada original facsimil; 4º (24,6 cm.); Excelente impresión sobre magnífico papel de hilo verjurado; Finamente encuadernado en Plena Piel chagrén verde intenso, tapas con rueda dorada, lomo dorado y con 5 nervios, cabeza pintada, conseva las cubiertas originales.- [Aunque no va indicado en el libro, creo que pertenece a las ediciones de ."la fonte que mana y corre". que dirigía Antonio Pérez y Gómez]. Reedición de lujo basada íntegramente en la edición de "Valencia, por Iuan Vicente Franco, a la Pelleria vieja, junto a sant Martin, Año 1608". La presente edición ha sido dirigida por Antonio Pérez y Gomez, impresa a mano con caracteres Bodoni, en los Talleres de Tipografía Moderna, bajo el cuidado de María Amparo y Vicente Soler. Consta de 218 ejemplares, sobre papel de hilo ahuesado verjurado, numerados del 1 al 218. SIENDO ESTE EL Nº 61. RARISIMA EDICION DE BIBLIOFILO, MAGISTRALMENTE ENCUADERNADA Y EN IMPECABLE ESTADO.{ Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone / Tennessee Williams

      [New York] : New Directions 1950 - Description: 148 p. ; 21 cm. Subjects: Americans--Italy--Fiction. Women--Italy--Fiction. Rome (Italy) --Fiction. Limited to 500 copies and SIGNED by the author. Finely bound vellum-backed batik boards in glassine dw, near fine. An exceptional copy complete with the original (somewhat edge-worn) slip-case. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 148 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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      New Directions, NY 1950 - First edition, first prnt. Review Copy with the publisher's compliments slip dated "Sept 27 1950" laid in. Signed by Williams on the second front free endpage. Faint beginning toning on spine topedge and endpages; dustjacket with chipping on front panel topedge, spine ends and one corner, other corners just touched and two inch closed tear at spine fold with interior tape repair (not visible on the outside). Near Fine condition in a Very Good dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. A tight, clean copy with a bright dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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