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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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        AFFICHE : LE SOLEIL PASSE L'HIVER EN FRANCE SUR LA CÔTE D'AZUR

      - 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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        THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE

      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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        ALL AND EVERYTHING: FIRST SERIES Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson

      New York: Harcourt Brace, 1950. First edition. Very good condition; Spine shows signs of use, is slightly darkened and has light cracking along one edge. Bound in green leather with a custom slip-case; Gilt rules and 'GURDJIEFF' on spine; Front board decorated with series title, 'All and Everything', an Enneagram, and owner's name, J. Howarth; Top page edges gilt; 1,238 pages

      [Bookseller: By The Way Books]
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        All and Evertyhing: First Series: Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. 1238 p. First American edition, first printing. (Stated "first edition" on copyright page; was initially published in the Russian and Armenian languages.) Very Good+ hardcover in Good+ dust jacket. Jacket is mylar-protected. Book itself in nice shape: clean pages and sturdy binding.Light shelf wear, toning to pages with age, a few scuffs/foxing to edges and margins. A few small foxing marks in margins. Dust jacket well-creased along bottom edge, tape on verso, small closed tear on froint panel near head, price-clipped. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        [Unpublished Screenplay and Treatment]: I Want to Go to America

      Beverly Hills: James J. Geller. (No date - circa 1950). First. Quarto. Unpublished five page film treatment, stapled in one corner, in effect a short story manuscript (With): 33pp. screenplay by Marvin Wald, bradbound in blue wrappers, based on Farrell's outline. Covers worn a bit, very good. Housed in a custom clamshell case with a morocco label stamped in gilt. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        OBRAS COMPLETAS, tomos I-II-III-IV y V. (obra completa).

      - Madrid, Afrodisio Aguado, 1950-1955, 11x16, 5 tomos: I-Crítica y Ensayo. II-Semblanzas. III- Viajes y Crónicas. IV-Cuentos y Novelas. V- Poesía. 989+1153+1403+1119+1474 págs, Sellos en tampon de la anteriro propietaria en tomos I y V. Buena conservación. Encuadernados en plena piel editorial con hierros dorados en lomeras, papel biblia, cintas de registro, corte superior dorado. (52575).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        [The Chronicles of Narnia:]

      London: Geoffrey Bles / The Bodley Head,, 1950–56. 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. Original varicoloured boards, titles to spine in silver, map front endpapers to titles 2-5. With the dust jackets. Housed in a dark blue cloth slipcase with ribbon made by The Chelsea Bindery. Frontispiece and illustrations in the text by Pauline Baynes. Spines rolled and with some fading, mild spotting to endpapers and scattered pages, previous ownership inscription to front free endpaper of The Magician's Nephew, but a very good set in the jackets, somewhat dust-soiled, with mild wear to extremities, The Lion, The Witch with large chip to top of spine end, closed tear to lower front edge of the Silver Chair, foxing to rear panel of The Magician's Nephew, mild toning to spines, a very attractive set. First editions, first impressions. A complete set of The Chronicles of Narnia.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Typed Letter, signed, to Rebecca Wadsworth in Stamford, Connecticut, regarding her acquaintance with his father, Frank Nixon

      Washington, D.C, 2 february, 1950. 4to. One page on letterhead of House of Representatives. Very good. In black cloth chemise . In answer to her inquiry, the young Congressman from California writes "This is just a note to tell you that I am the son of Frank Nixon of California and that i can recall his speaking of you on several occasions. Three years ago, when I came to Washington, my farmer [sic] and mother purchased a farm in Pennsylvania and have lived there until this Winter. He had the misfortune, however, of breaking his arm just a fw weeks ago and has now gone to Florida for th balance of the year -" Nixon had leaped to national prominence through his role in the Un-American Activities Committee in winning a perjury conviction against Alger Hiss

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Six Watercolor and Gouache Drawings of Underground Paris Drinking Clubs in the Early 1950s

      1950 - Color watercolor and gouache illustrations on textured paper. 8.5" x 9.75". Overall near fine with some light wear and scattered light creasing, with one image subtly rubbed at a few places. Vignettes of couples in various stages of inebriation, dancing, and flirting, with dogs and mice in each illustration. The dogs, either French poodles or schnauzers, are (variously) lifting their leg, up at the bar drinking the cocktails through a straw, or dealing with the mice. The walls of the club are covered in graffiti and cobwebs. The graffiti spoofs Existentialism and Bebop culture. One club is called "La Rose Noire [Cafe Existentialiste]" with the band called "l'Ensemble Be-Bop." The cartoon is entitled "La Nausee" referencing Sartre, with the clubgoers looking hungover. Another is entitled "Indigenes de St. Germain de Pres," with two beboppers at the bar. Other graffiti is playful: "Alcool Tue Lentement [Alcohol Kills Slowly]." "Vive Sartre et le Coca Cola" is crossed out, with "vendu aux U.S.A. [Sold to the U.S.A.]" underneath. Other graphics include hearts with girls' names, nude women, and a gallows. Apparently the work of the mysterious artist, Tabou & Cie, with each work titled and numbered on the verso. A charming and vibrant collection of humorous French illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Design of Mosaic for Sancturary, Church of our Savior of the Bleeding Heart.

      ca. 1950s. - Gouache painting. 19 x 12 inches. Signed in pencil by the artist. Titled by the artist. Annotated by the artist: Wallace Neff + + Architect. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Signed by all nine members of the last Vinson Court

      First Day Cover Signed by ?Fred M. Vinson? as Chief Justice and by Associate Justices ?Hugo L. Black,? ?Stanley Reed,? ?Felix Frankfurter,? ?Wm O Douglas,? ?Robert H. Jackson,? ? Harold H Burton,? ?Tom C. Clark,? and ?Sherman Minton,? 6.5? x 3.5?. Fluegel color cachet, postmarked Washington, D.C., August 2, 1950, First Day of Issue of the 3¢ National Capital Sesquicentennial postage stamp picturing the U.S. Supreme Court building. Fine condition.This was Chief Justice Fred Vinson?s last Supreme Court. It was formed on October 12, 1949 when Justice Minton was sworn in to replace Justice Wiley Rutledge who had died and was disbanded on September 8, 1953, when Chief Justice Vinson died. As Chief Justice from 1946-1953, Vinson avoided sweeping constitutional principles by not overturning prior decisions. Though he helped chip away at the "separate but equal" doctrine of racial separation, he resisted a head-on confrontation of the issue in Brown v. Board of Education. Vinson's s

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        THE DROWNING POOL

      Alfred A. Knopf 1950 - First edition, Near Fine condition/ Near Fine dust jacket with small chips at spine ends and corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rushton H. Potts]
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        Classics and Commercials. A Literary Chronicle of the Forties.

      Farrar Straus & Company, New York, 1950 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and tanned dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Dorothy Mendenhall with love from Edmund Christmas 1950". With a correction to the text in Wilson's hand. Review slip laid in. Dorothy Mendenhall was Wilson's cousin, a respected researcher, obstetrician, and pioneer in methods of childbirth. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A beautiful ?test print photograph? of Winston Churchill, printed from Philippe Halsman?s famous original portrait

      n.p., [1950] Silver gelatin photograph of Winston Churchill by the photographer Philippe Halsman (Russian-American, 1906-1979), featured on the November 2, 1953 cover of LIFE magazine. "First edition" photograph, 8? x 10?. Circa 1950. Fine Condition.The former owner explains that the print was found among the remains of a long since closed and neglected studio in a small town in the Midwest. Due to slight imperfections in the processing of the image, the owner believes that the photographer attended one of Halsman's workshops and was given the imperfect "throwaway print" as a gift. The print is not signed, which is typical of test printing.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        THE HOUSE AT HYDE PARK TOGETHER WITH SARA DELANO ROOSEVELT'S HOUSEHOLD BOOK

      New York: Viking Press, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a bright, Very Good dustwrapper. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED by the First Lady on the half-title page. An uncommon book to find signed.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Tête d'Or. Illustrations de Roger de La Fresnaye.

      - Paris, Louis Broder, 1950, 34 x 26,5 cm., cubiertas de pergamino ilustradas con un dibujo estampado en oro, ejemplar en rama presentado con cubiertas de cartón y estuche, 144 págs. incluso 12 xilografías de Roger de La Fresnaye grabados por Blaise Monod, de las cuales 2 a plena página + 2 h. + 16 láminas en estuche de pergamino con la suite en papel japón de los grabados que ilustran la obra + 1 h. (Ejemplar nº 10 de una tirada de 10 ejemplares de un total de 250 en papel de hilo a la que se le añade la suite de láminas en papel Japón)- Paris, Louis Broder, 1950, 34 x 26,5 centimètres, parchemin illustré couvert de motif gaufré d'or, copie dans la branche présenté vestes en carton et étui de transport, 144 pages dont 12 gravures sur bois par Roger de La Fresnaye la enregistrées par Blaise Monod, dont 2 à pleine page + 2 feuilles + 16 feuilles en cas de papier parchemin avec le Japon suite de gravures illustrant le travail + 1 feuille. (Il a été tiré: 250 exemplaires sur Velín pour Chiffon de Hollande numéroté comme suit: 5 exemplaires numérotés de 1 a 5. 10 exemplaires numérotés de 6 a 15, comprenant chacun une suite des bois sur Japon ancien. Exemplaire Nº 10)-.

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        Survival: The Salvage and Protection of Art in War -by James J Rorimer ( Basis for Matt Damon as James Granger in "The Monuments Men " movie)

      N.Y.: Abelard Press, 1950, 1st Edition, 1st Printing - ----------hard cover, a solid Very Good copy, dustiness to upper edge of the text block, paper clip mark on half title page, gutters look like they have been reinforced with glue (this book is prone to having cracked gutters), small nick on front endpaper upper edge, --- in a solid Good price clipped dustjacket, closed tear on the spine, some edge wear and chipping, sunning to the spine, overall this looks quite nice especially with the jacket in a new hi-quality mylar protector, quite scarce, 291 pages, b&w photos, ---RORIMER was a loose basis for the James Granger character played by Matt Damon in the Goerge Clooney movie THE MONUMENTS MEN, ---contents include: Foreword; Normandy; Palace and Castle Company; Art Underground; Rosenberg Repositories; Berchtesgaden: The Goering ( Hermann ) Story; Restitution; Education Begins at Home --- APPENDIXES: International Law; Nazi Laws and Their Interpretation Einsatzstab Reichleiter Rosenberg ( ERR ); Summary of the Cultural Objects in the Kochendorf Salt Mine; Summary of the Cultural Objects in the heilbronn Salt Mine; List of MFA a A Personnel - Seventh Army , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup (Member of IOBA)]
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        El Collsacabra. Itinerari Espiritual. Amb 23 Il.lustracions De Joan Barbarà.

      Els Cinquanta-cinc = S. Salvadó I Cots, Barcelona (hacia 1950) - 221pp. en papel de hilo de alta calidad. Ilustrado con aguafuertes originales de muy distintas vistas de la comarca de Collsacabra, todos iluminados a varias tintas a mano. =Edición única de sólo 50 ejemplares. El nuestro uno de los 15 que contienen una plancha original de cobre. Sublime encuadernación única en piel verdi-negra, sumamente decorada con filetes, orlas y florones al oro. Lomera con nervios y florones. Cantos fileteados. Guardas dobles, las primeras en seda, enmarcadas en piel decorada. Bolsillo especial en seda para la plancha. Corte superior dorado. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        CONSTRUTORES E ARTISTAS DO MOSTEIRO DE SAO BENTO DO RIO DE JANEIRO

      typografia Beneditina Ltda, Salvador-Bahia 1950 - Dom Clemente Maria Da Silva-Nigra, monge beneditino CONSTRUTORES E ARTISTAS DO MOSTEIRO DE SAO BENTO DO RIO DE JANEIRO 1950, Salvador-Bahia, typografia Beneditina Ltda, fort In-4(25,5 x 33,5 cm), ouvrage en 4 parties I/ Exposiçao -XXII et 210 pages II/Documetaçao 309 pages avec fac similé et plans III/ Ilustraçao 226 illustrations photographiques, gravures et cartes IV/ Indices bibliografico onomastico de familia etc. 110 pages Reliure plein cuir maroquin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs titré or et liserets dorés, reliure décoré de fleurons dorés, roulette doré aux contreplats, boitier Exemplaire nominatif et justifé, l'exemplaire proposé est celui de Manuel Antonio Pimantel Brandao-on y joint la facture d'achat original avec la signature autographe de l'auteur Abondamment illustré Etat : de légers frottements à la reliure aux mors et dos, une tache au premier plat, reliures olide, papier superbe, très agréable volume Poids : 4,500 kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KPMA Sarl]
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        The Morning Watch

      Rome: Botteghe Oscure. 1950. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. F First Edition. S Paperback. Very Good. 8vo 75pp Reprint of the short story from its first appearance in Botteghe Oscure, VI. Presentation copy, signed (as "Jim Agee") and inscribed by Agee to poet Albert Brush in pencil on first preliminary page, June 6, 1954. Signed material by Agee is exceedingly rare. VG in wrappers (slight stains, small creases and few small nicks to wrappers; slight internal browning throughout). Signed: I Signed by Author

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books of Seattle]
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        THE MAN WHO SOLD THE MOON

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. [1950]. Octavo,. cloth-backed boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A sharp copy. (#106931). First edition. One of an undetermined number of subscriber's copies with blank leaf signed by Heinlein inserted between the front free endpaper and half title leaf. Short stories forming part of Heinlein's "future history" series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-514. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1645-54.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Oeuvres Completes. Tome 1-16 (completes). Bois originaux de Louis Jou.

      Bibliotheque Bernard Grasset chez Artheme Fayard,, Paris, 1950 - Paris, Bibliotheque Bernard Grasset chez Artheme Fayard, 1950 8°. 20 cm. Ca. 8000 Seiten. Private Halblederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Kopfgoldschnitt. Nummer 2699 von 4500 (gesamt 4600) nummerierten Exemplaren gedruckt auf Velin du Marais. Französischsprachige Ausgabe. Mit zahlreichen Illustrationen und Vignetten in Originalholzschnitten. Drei Bände wenig berieben, Band XII außen wasserfleckig. Insgesamt gute, dekorative Ausgabe. Number 2699 of 4500 (total 4600) exemplares of the limited edition printed on Velin du Marais. French language edition. 16 volumes (complete). With many illustrations, and vignettes in original woodcuts. Private half leather bindings with gilt lettering on spine and gilt top edge. Three volumes lightly rubbed, Volume 12 at the spine waterspotted. In summary fine, decorative condition. Private Halblederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Kopfgoldschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        [Oil Painting]: Fishes

      Oil painting on laminated panel. Approximately 26 x 20.5cm. (10" x 8"). Unframed. Signed in the lower left. Slight rubbing at the edges of the boards, near fine. Old (circa 1950?) label on back from Mortimer Levitt Gallery in Manhattan stating price at $75 (later lower to $65). Partly representational, partly abstract depiction of a school of fish rendered in a heavy impasto style. According to the website of Riverside Community College, which holds her papers: "Mine Okubo was born in Riverside, California, on June 27, 1912, to immigrant Japanese parents. She attended Riverside Junior College, (now Riverside City College), and subsequently obtained a bachelor's degree in fine arts as well as a master's degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She won a fellowship in 1938 to study art in Europe, and returned to the United States just before the outbreak of World War II. She was employed doing public art projects through the federal WPA in the San Francisco area, and worked with Mexican muralist Diego Rivera for the Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay. She was working on a mural when war with Japan was declared. She and her brother were incarcerated briefly at Tanforan Relocation Camp and subsequently transferred to the Central Utah Relocation Camp in Topaz, Utah. While in the camp, Mine Okubo taught art and did numerous pen and ink drawings depicting life in the relocation center, which later provided the material for Citizen 13660. She entered a magazine contest with a drawing of a camp guard, and Fortune magazine, recognizing her talent, offered her a job in New York that led to her release from the camp. With some help, she found an apartment in Greenwich Village where she would live for the next 50 years, vigorously participating in the New York art scene and creating works of art that were exhibited from Boston to Tokyo. Her book, Citizen 13660, published in 1946, was the first account of the wartime Japanese American relocation and confinement experience, and is regarded as a landmark work." Okubo died in 2001 at age 88. .

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

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        ORIGINAL CHILDREN'S BOOK ART, "MR. HERON AND THE FAIRIES".

      [nd, circa 1940?s-1950's]. - Series of four (4) ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, original artwork for "MR. HERON AND THE FAIRIES". [nd, circa 1940?s-1950's?]. MEDIUM - WATERCOLOUR on illustration board. ARTIST - Unknown British artist reminiscent of the style of Cicely Mary BARKER or Mabel Lucie ATTWELL. DATE - circa 1940's?-1950's. The four pieces of artwork are of different sizes consisting of one large painting, one medium and two smaller size images: #1) measures approx. 8 3/4" x 11" on a 10 3/4" x 14 5/8" llustration board. #2) measures approx. 6 3/4" x 3" on a 7 1/4" x 5 3/8" illustration board. #3) measures approx. 3 3/4" x 3 1/2" on a 7 1/4" x 5 3/8" illustration board. #4) measures approx. 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" on a 7 1/4" x 5 3/8" illustration board. These four gorgeous bright and delicate original watercolour paintings were used to illustrate the story "MR. HERON AND THE FAIRIES" possibly for a British Children's annual or book anthology published circa 1940's?-1950's. The images featuring Mr. Heron, the adorable baby fairy and the numerous other fairies are simply exquisite! The watercolours are not signed but are by a British artist. There are no markings except for the title carefully penciled on each painting and with a penciled number from 1 to 4 in the blank margins. I assume these were the pages or the sequence where these images were to appear in the book. These are four ORIGINAL PAINTINGS for this charming Fairy Tale story. To make this lot even more exciting is that with these paintings comes a 2 page typed and hand corrected stapled manuscript for this story! I assume that the artist/author(?) used this text to create the illustrations. These sort of original Children book paintings just do not turn up for sale often, let along 4 multiple paintings from a single story or book! A RARE OPPORTUNITY to acquire some wonderful original Children's book artwork by an excellent British artist. As with all Original art, these are UNIQUE pieces and therefore QUITE SCARCE. CONDITION: The first painting has a small rust stain in the top left hand corner, probably from the rusted staple of manuscript pages lying on top, o/w the paintings in Fine condition are ready to mat and frame! #005620 Price: $950.00(Please e-mail to confirm availability and correct postage before ordering.) [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Michel Lanteigne, Bookseller]
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        ORIGINAL CHILDREN'S BOOK ART, Lot of 5 ORIGINAL CHILDREN'S FAIRY TALE BOOK paintings + Book.

      Birn Brothers (London) [nd, circa 1940?s-1950's] - Lot of 5 ORIGINAL 1950's CHILDREN'S FAIRY TALE BOOK paintings + Book. 1) "THE EVIL FAIRY" measures 2 7/8" x 3 1/4" on a 4 3/4 x 5" illustration board from the SLEEPING BEAUTY story, top of page 8. This image features THE BAD FAIRY who casts an evil spell on Sleeping Beauty. 2) "THIS PORRIDGE IS JUST RIGHT!" measures 3" x 2 3/8" on a 4 1/2" x 4 1/8" illustration board from the GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS story, top of page 58. This image features GOLDILOCKS eating the porridge that was just right. 3) "GOLDILOCKS BREAKS THE TEENY-TINY CHAIR" measures 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" on a 5" x 5 1/4" illustration board from the GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS story, bottom of page 58. This image features GOLDILOCKS breaking the chair that was too tiny. 4) "CINDERELLA RECEIVES THE INVITATION" measures approx. 7" x 8" on a 7 7/8" x 9 3/4" illustration board from the CINDERELLA story, page 43. This image features Cinderella, her evil step sisters and a page delivering the invitation to the Prince's Ball. 5) "ALADDIN & MAGICIAN AT THE CAVE ENTRANCE" measures 4 3/4" x 5 1/8" on a 5 1/2" x 6 3/4" illustration board from the ALADDIN story, page 34. This image features Aladdin and the Magician at the entrance to the cave. ARTIST - E.V.A. Eleanor Vera Abbott, a British artist. MEDIUM - WATERCOLOUR & GOUACHE ON ILLUSTRATION BOARD. DATE - circa early 1950's, possibly late 1940's. These are the ORIGINAL paintings (not copies) featuring Fairy Tale characters. These 5 paintings all appeared in the British Children's book anthology entitled FAIRY TALES published by the Birn Brothers (London) circa 1950. A scan of the front cover of the original book where these paintings are from is shown in the last scan and is also included with this lot! Although not signed nor monogrammed, this art is by the British artist Eleanor V. Abbott (E.V.A.) whose monogram EVA does appear on the front cover and on the bottom of some of the interior art . She did a good amount of very attractive artwork for Children's books with an emphasis on classic Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tales. These sort of original Children book paintings just do not turn up for sale often, let along 5 multiple paintings from a single book! A RARE OPPORTUNITY to acquire some wonderful original Children's book artwork by an excellent and perhaps underrated British artist. CONDITION: I have had professional mats added so all the paintings in Very Good or better condition are ready to frame! Lot of 5 paintings (+ original book). #005982 Price: $700.00 (Please e-mail to confirm availability and correct postage before ordering.)

      [Bookseller: Michel Lanteigne, Bookseller]
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        A Little Stone

      London: John Lehmann, [1950] - Bowles second book of 12 short stories First edition. 8vo. 222 pp. Green cloth. Fine in very fine dust jacket designed by Keith Vaughan [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A LITTLE STONE.

      John Lehmann. London.,1950 - FIRST EDITION. A collection of twelve short stories. A fine copy in a fine original full colour dustwrapper, designed by Keith Vaughan. Clean bright and as fresh as a daisy.: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        A Little Stone

      London: John Lehman. (1950). First. First edition, first issue binding. Tiny bump at the top of the rear board, still easily fine in fine and fresh, as new dustwrapper. A beautiful copy of this collection of stories. .

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