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        Patria Mia

      Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Chicago 1950 - First edition. Boards a little splayed else near fine in a slightly spine-faded and rubbed, very good or better dustwrapper with some foxing at the flap folds, and the front flap professionally reinforced on the verso. Inscribed by Pound to Howard Gill, during the time that Pound was confined to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, DC after World War II, with Pound's usual scrawl taking up most of the front fly, and with a slightly cryptic inscription: "Howard Gill from Ezra Pound. Remembering Piranesi." Essays on the future of art in America. Originally published serially in a London periodical in 1911, and intended to be published as a book in the U.S. The manuscript was revised by Pound in 1913 but thought lost until it resurfaced in 1950. Gill was a noted criminologist often accused of leniency towards his prisoners. He was the general administrator of the District of Columbia's prison system, and briefly had responsibility over Pound when he was transferred there, before his incarceration at St. Elizabeth's. Some evidence exists in Gill's papers that he was helpful in obtaining books for Pound while he was confined. Perhaps the reference to Piranesi, the great Italian architect, refers to such a book. Patria Mia was published by a small publisher while Pound was incarcerated and because of those circumstances, this is a title that is rarely found Inscribed by Pound. Gallup A63. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Town and the City

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Publisher's red cloth stamped in gilt. About Near Fine, with small patch of rubbing to edge of page block at bottom corner. Previous owner name and date to front free end paper. Small closed tear to bottom edge of title page, bumping to top edge of early pages. In a Very Good dust jacket with faint dulling to spine panel, light rubbing, light edge wear with several short, closed tears, and penciled number under publisher's price on front flap. A rather nice example of Jack Kerouac's first published book, published under John Kerouac.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Astrophotography: Original Astronomical Photograph Of Galaxy, From Mt. Palomar Observatory

      Palomar Observatory / National Geographic Society, Pasadena Circa 1948-1960 1950 - Original Astronomical Photograph, Approximately 13 1/2" X 13". Highest Quality. Note At Bottom In Image, "Copyright National Geographic Society- Palomar Observatory Sky Survey". Mounted O Much Larger Brown Card; Photograph In Excellent Condition But Mounting Card Is Worn And With A Little Dampstaining Alon Top Edge. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        AGAMEMNON I-PROLEGOMENA, TEXT TRANSLATION. II-COMMENTARY ON 1-1055. III-COMMENTARY ON 1056-1673, APPENDIXES, INDEXES

      OXFORD: The Clarendon Press, 1950. RILEGATO. BUONO. 16 25. I II III USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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        The Autobiography. [together with] Ballads and Poems.

      London: Museum Press Ltd,, 1950-57. An Artist's Life; The Second Burst; The Finish; Or, A Rhyming succession of Rhyming digression. Autobiography in 3 volumes, Ballads and Poems in 1 volume. Original red cloth, titles to spines gilt, gilt facsimile of author's signature to front covers. With the dust jackets. Photographic frontispiece portraits and 536 black and white illustrations by the artist. Booksellers' tickets to all but volume I of autobiography. Some foxing to edges, volume II of Autobiography with gift inscription to verso of front free endpaper, Ballads and Poems with brown staining to endpapers. Very good copies in the dust jackets, volumes I and II slightly soiled, volumes I and II of Autobiography priceclipped, some creasing and chipping. First editions, first impressions. Volumes I and III of The Autobiography and Ballads and Poems signed by Alfred and Violet Munnings. With a manuscript letter by Violet Munnings, dated 30 January 1962, giving opening times for Beldon House and studio, alongside other ephemera related to the book and Alfred Munnings, constituting newspaper clippings, a postcard of a Munnings artwork, a thank-you slip for the book, and a French art gallery entrance ticket.

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        MAPS OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY FROM THE SPANISH DISCOVERY IN 1769 TO THE AMERICAN OCCUPATION

      The Book Club of California, 1950. first limited edition (375 copies). small folio in black and red hardcovers with red leatherette spine and gold letters; VG; printed on thick parchment paper with deckle edges; contains historical accounts of the exploration; 29 maps of the San Francisco Bay, and 9 maps of the Town of San Francisco, including larger folded maps; in good condition; pp. 140; shelved in Case # 11; please contact us for shipping costs. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        Maria Callas.

      Eccezionale album con ben 134 foto in nero, 1950/1975 circa, di scena in parte ma anche con : Luchino Visconti (4), Toscanini (1) e altri celebri direttori o registi. Cinque di formato cm. 17,5 x 24, tutte le altre 15 x 10.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        Maria Meneghini Callas.

      Foto originale, anni '50, cm. 10,3 x 15 con dedica e firma autografa.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già  Naturalistica]
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        Astrophotography: Original Astronomical Astrophotometer Photograph Of Galaxy Ngc 4147, From Carnegie Institution Mt. Wilson Observatory

      Circa 1950: Mt Wilson And Palomar Observatories, 1950. Original Astronomical Photographs . No Binding. Near Fine/No Jacket. Original Astronomical Photograph Approximately 14" X 10 3/4". Fine. Black Images On Grey Background, With Alignment Circles And Cross Lines. Annotated At Edges, "4147 Center, Red And P. E. Standards / 100" Astrophotometer Orientation", "N" At Top Of Astrophotograph, Ink Quadrant Numbers And Also Ink Numbering Of Some Stars With Pencil Letters In Circles; All Annotations Appear To Be In Hand Of Edwin P. Hubble, But Not Signed By Hubble. Stamp Of Mount Wilson And Palomar Obervatories On Verso, "Object: Ngc 4147 / Enlargement 20X /Telescope Ph-707-S, Remarks 100 200 Orientation".

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        Patria Mia

      Chicago: Ralph Fletcher Seymour, 1950. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. Boards a little splayed else near fine in a slightly spine-faded and rubbed, very good or better dustwrapper with some foxing at the flap folds, and the front flap professionally reinforced on the verso. Inscribed by Pound to Howard Gill, during the time that Pound was confined to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, DC after World War II, with Pound's usual scrawl taking up most of the front fly, and with a slightly cryptic inscription: "Howard Gill from Ezra Pound. Remembering Piranesi." Essays on the future of art in America. Originally published serially in a London periodical in 1911, and intended to be published as a book in the U.S. The manuscript was revised by Pound in 1913 but thought lost until it resurfaced in 1950. Gill was a noted criminologist often accused of leniency towards his prisoners. He was the general administrator of the District of Columbia's prison system, and briefly had responsibility over Pound when he was transferred there, before his incarceration at St. Elizabeth's. Some evidence exists in Gill's papers that he was helpful in obtaining books for Pound while he was confined. Perhaps the reference to Piranesi, the great Italian architect, refers to such a book. Patria Mia was published by a small publisher while Pound was incarcerated and because of those circumstances, this is a title that is rarely found Inscribed by Pound. Gallup A63.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Astrophotography: Original Astronomical Astrophotometer Photograph Of Galaxy Ngc 4147, From Carnegie Institution Mt. Wilson Observatory

      Circa 1950: Mt Wilson And Palomar Observatories, 1950. Original Astronomical Photographs . No Binding. Near Fine/No Jacket. Original Astronomical Photograph Approximately 14" X 10 3/4". Fine. Black Images On Grey Background, With Alignment Circles And Cross Lines. Annotated At Edges, "4147 Center, Red And P. E. Standards / 100" Astrophotometer Orientation", "N" At Top Of Astrophotograph, Ink Quadrant Numbers And Also Ink Numbering Of Some Stars With Pencil Letters In Circles; All Annotations Appear To Be In Hand Of Edwin P. Hubble, But Not Signed By Hubble. Stamp Of Mount Wilson And Palomar Obervatories On Verso, "Object: Ngc 4147 / Enlargement 20X /Telescope Ph-707-S, Remarks 100 200 Orientation".

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        Patria Mia

      Chicago: Ralph Fletcher Seymour, 1950. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. Boards a little splayed else near fine in a slightly spine-faded and rubbed, very good or better dustwrapper with some foxing at the flap folds, and the front flap professionally reinforced on the verso. Inscribed by Pound to Howard Gill, during the time that Pound was confined to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, DC after World War II, with Pound's usual scrawl taking up most of the front fly, and with a slightly cryptic inscription: "Howard Gill from Ezra Pound. Remembering Piranesi." Essays on the future of art in America. Originally published serially in a London periodical in 1911, and intended to be published as a book in the U.S. The manuscript was revised by Pound in 1913 but thought lost until it resurfaced in 1950. Gill was a noted criminologist often accused of leniency towards his prisoners. He was the general administrator of the District of Columbia's prison system, and briefly had responsibility over Pound when he was transferred there, before his incarceration at St. Elizabeth's. Some evidence exists in Gill's papers that he was helpful in obtaining books for Pound while he was confined. Perhaps the reference to Piranesi, the great Italian architect, refers to such a book. Patria Mia was published by a small publisher while Pound was incarcerated and because of those circumstances, this is a title that is rarely found Inscribed by Pound. Gallup A63.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Strangers on a Train

      -Cresset Press (1950)-. First UK edition, 1950. Her first book. Cloth. A particularly nice copy, pages clean and unmarked, blue cloth bright with only minute shelf-wear to tail of the spine. Very good indeed in minor edge-worn dustjacket with some sunning to spine, and some very small closed tears. I have just catalogued 49 Patricia Highsmith first editions and proof copies from my own collection. Please ask for a list if you are also a collector.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bookshop]
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        COLLECTION de dessins originaux utilisés pour la fabrication d'éventails ].

      S.l.n.d. (c.1950). - In-folio oblong. 48 dessins en couleurs montés sur papier fort avec serpentes. Demi-maroquin grenat, dos à nerfs orné, titre doré et fleurons frappés à froid dans les entre-nerfs, plats recouverts d'une dentelle à motifs floraux dans le style des "mantillas" andalouses, présenté dans un étui cartonné à lacets (Subrosa). Rare et précieux recueil de dessins originaux d'éventails espagnols émanant des ateliers de la célèbre famille Carbonell, fabricants de père en fils établis dans la ville de Valence depuis les années 1860. Ces quarante-huit pièces originales constituent un fascinant catalogue des différents styles de décoration de cet objet emblématique de la culture et du charme ibériques. Dessinées et peintes sur soie ou sur papier, elles représentent des motifs picturaux (fleurs, vigne, frises, filets, etc.), ou mettent en scène des personnages, le plus souvent féminins. Dépeintes en habits traditionnels ou coiffées à la mode, les Señoras sont les protagonistes de portraits, de scènes galantes ou bien encore de scènes typiques du folklore espagnol: danses sévillanes, chant flamenco, Feria de Abril, etc. Si les pièces les plus récentes datent probablement du milieu de 20e siècle, certaines illustrations semblent largement antérieures, de par leurs caractéristiques picturales, leur état de conservation, mais également et surtout de par leur numéro de référence (compris ici entre 86 et 9333), qui laisse supposer que certaines esquisses datent probablement de la deuxième moitié du 19e siècle. La qualité d'exécution de ces très rares esquisses est tout à fait remarquable, de même que la fraîcheur des coloris. Si certaines d'entre elles présentent des accrocs et des manques, la plupart sont dans un état de conservation remarquable Une pièce unique, dans sa reliure de création en maroquin et dentelle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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        Les Tatouages du "Milieu"

      -La Roulotte (1950)-. First edition, 1950. Original edition, one of only 50 numbered 1 to 50, this number 36. 54 pages of text in French with unnumbered pages of 80 black and white photographs on glossy paper. Scarce book on organised crime tatoos written by Jacques Delarue, Inspecteur a la Direction des Services de Police judiciaire de la Surete nationale, and signed and inscribed by him to his friend, Rex. Also with 80 line-designs by Delarue on the margins of the text. Endpages a little foxed. Lacking dustjacket, and with paper fraying to front and rear spine gutters. Very collectible, very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bookshop]
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        The Third Man and The Fallen Idol.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd.,, 1950. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco with black, white and grey pictorial onlay wrapped around both boards depicting Harry Lime standing in the shadows holding a gun, titles onlaid and blocked to spine in white and grey, black and white patterned endpapers, black edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pebble in the Sky

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc, 1950. First edition. About Fine/Near Fine. An attractive copy of Asimov's first novel. About Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. With a slight crease on the spine, otherwise in excellent condition. Jacket spine a touch toned with light shelfwear at the ends, and faint foxing to the extremities. Housed in a custom quarter-cloth clamshell box by Asprey. Asimov's first novel, which traces the misadventures of Joseph Schwartz, who is transported from the mid-20th century and into a distant future. 50,000 years ahead of his own time, Schwartz finds Earth ravaged by radioactivity, governed and used for resources by the Trantorian Galactic Empire. An early work by Asimov that laid the foundations of his dystopian fiction. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-15. About Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        LIBRO DE FIRMAS, ORIGINAL CON 56 DEDICATORIAS MANUSCRITAS Y FIRMADAS POR PERSONAS DE LA EPOCA. EN EL HOMENAJE QUE HIZO LA COMISION DE CULTURA DE LA COOPERATIVA DE TEIXIDORS A MA. A L IL LUSTRE RAMON VINYES. BARCELONA 7 DESEMBRE DEL 1950.

      - Barcelona 7 de desembre del 1950. LIBRO ORIGINAL CON 56 DEDICATORIAS MANUSCRITAS Y FIRMADAS POR PERSONAS DE LA COOPERATIVA DE TEIXIDORS. Piel. 16x23. Sin paginar. (60 pp. aprox ).Manchas en cubiertas y páginas de cortesia que no afectan al texto. Libro en Español / Book in Spanish

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        Christmas card for 1950

      Hand-made collaged card made from a folded single sheet of thick wove paper, the first page with a high quality monochrome fine art reproduction of Gaetano Zumbo's plague diorama cut out and laid down, hand ruled border in red and black, small red stars in the right hand corners, the left hand side with a vertical text in "art lettering" conveying Christmas greetings for 1950 from the Waugh family, the lower edge with Waugh's fanciful caption "Family Group at Piers Court, Stinchcombe, Glos. Dec 1950."

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Painter and his Ballerina Model.

      ca. 1950.(). Watercolor painting. 16.75 x 22.5 inches. Framed.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Artistes Libres Premier Serie Bibliotheque De Cobra 15 Volumes, Complete

      Copenhagen: Editions Einar Munksgaard. 1950. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Wraps, 15 booklets by Cobra artists, near fine to fine copies, original color lithograph covers. Each booklet has its own author. 1 Alechinsky (Luc Zangrie), 2 Else Alfelt (Edouardo Jaguer); 3 Appe; (Christian Dotremont); 4 Atlan (Michel Ragon); 5 Ejler Bille (Michel Ragon); 6 Constant (Dotremont); 7 Corneille (Dotremont); 8 Doucet (Jean Laude); 9 Sonja Ferlov (Dotremont) 10 Gilbert (Jaguer); 11 Gudnason (Jaguer); 12 Heerup (Dotremont); 13 Egill Jacobsen (Dotremont); 14 Asger Jorn (Dotremont); 15 Carl-Henning Pedersen (Dotremont). ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall .

      [Bookseller: Beasley Books]
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        The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

      London: Geoffrey Bles,, 1950. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial onlay of Lucy and Mr Tumnus walking through the woods set within oval frame, decoration to turn-ins, decorative endpapers, gilt edges. With colour frontispiece and black and white illustrations by Pauline Baynes. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Traveller's Prelude; Beyond Euphrates Autobiography 1929-1933; The Coast of Incense Autobiography 1933-1939; Dust in the Lion's Paw Autobiography 1939-1946.

      London: 1950–62 - 4 works, octavo. Original green cloth, titles gilt, top edges dyed green. With the dust jackets. Cloth only very slightly rubbed, some spotting to edges and endpapers, a very good set indeed, with the jackets only lightly rubbed at the extremities with the exception of Traveller's Prelude which has a substantial chip from the head of spine panel and a few much smaller chips and closed tears to bottom edge, the white rear panels a little tanned and spotted, the spine panels are a little tanned, and Beyond Euphrates price-clipped with an overprice sticker. Photographic plates and maps throughout, First editions of Stark's autobiographical quartet, the first and third instalments both inscribed by the author on the half title to Lady Jane Oppenheimer, "inscribed for Jittie by Freya Stark, Jan. 1952" and "inscribed for Jittie by Freya Stark, Jan. 1956". The set derives from the family of Lady Jane S. Oppenheimer (née Martin), who had married the diplomat Sir Francis Oppenheimer (1870-1961) in 1931. She had previously been married to Sir Ernest Horlick, and had published, under the name Jittie Horlick, a book entitled Jewels in Brass in 1913. The set includes, laid in, a Greek post card addressed to Lady Oppenheimer from an unidentified individual, dated 1961. The first three works are first impressions, the fourth a second impression in the following year. First editions of Stark's autobiographies, which relate her lifetime's travels in Italy, Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Arabian Gulf, and India, are quite scarce in jacket and rare inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        My Foolish Heart. (Movie Poster).

      England.: RKO Radio Pictures.. 1950.. One-sheet color silk-screen poster, 40 x 30 inches, for the 1950 Samuel Goldwin production based on a short story by J. D. Salinger, directed by Mark Robson, and starring Dana Andrews and Susan Hayward. The plot involves the trials and tribulations of its heroine, played by Hayward. The U.S. poster for the film has Hayward’s character admonishing: "Please wait until you know the Truth about 'My Foolish Heart.'" For her work on the film, Hayward was nominated for an Academy Award. The silk screen poster, with no folds, was manufactured in England and is in very good clean condition. .

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        Programme 1950-1951 mit Autogrammen von: Jean Luis Barault, Madeleine Renault, Edwige Feuillère, Jean Desailly, Pierre Blanchar, Elina Labourdette, Pierre Bertin, Jean Servais, Simone Valère, André Brunot, Renaud-Mary

      Paris, 1950. 48 illustrierte Seiten 4° Broschiert Sehr guter ZustandJean Luis Barault, Madeleine Renault, Edwige Feuillère, Jean Desailly, Pierre Blanchar, Elina Labourdette, Pierre Bertin, Jean Servais, Simone Valère, André Brunot und Renaud-Mary Autogramm, Autographe, Autograph signiert signed signature unterschrift

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        Poster for the exhibition Sculpture-Art Graphique.

      Paris: Galerie Maeght, 1950.(). Lithographic poster. 76 x 51 cm. 30 x 20 inches. Apparently a second printing on larger format paper with the lithographed signature lower right. Mourlot, 92. Corredor-Matheos,5. Marginal tears and pinholes.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        [COLD WAR] Anytown Civil Defence Corps : Help to shield your family : Join now!

      London : Floyd Studio, [between 1950 and 1960]. Original hand-stencilled and painted poster design, 750 x 510 mm, signed 'Floyd' at top right, stencilled across bottom margin 'Copyright Floyd Studio London W.9. / CD 24'; unbacked and unmounted; closed tear at top left, and some water staining at left and right edges, top left corner, and lower centre; strengthened verso with strips of tape; nevertheless, a striking, vibrantly coloured poster design which appears not to have been used by the CDC and is therefore a unique image. Established as a civilian volunteer organisation in Great Britain in 1949, the role of the Civil Defence Corps (CDC) was to mobilise and take local control of the affected area in the aftermath of a major national emergency, which was primarily envisaged as being a Cold War nuclear attack. Although it was under the authority of the Home Office, its administration was decentralised and the various branches were largely locally run. The CDC was disbanded in 1968, but for 20 years it was a major organisation which at any one time from the mid 1950s on boasted over 300,000 personnel.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Des Bêtes. photographiées par Ylla. Texte de Jacques Prévert.

      - Paris, Gallimard (Le Point du Jour) (impr. Draeger), 1950. In-4, n.p., cartonnage éditeur illustré (coiffes légèrement frottées). Mise en page de Pierre Faucheux. Edition originale, ENVOI autographe signé de Prévert : "à Jean Hirsch, en amitié", avec les petits dessins d'une lune et un soleil. * Voir Cerisier et Desse, De la Jeunesse chez Gallimard, pp. 133-134. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        Hand Corrected Manuscript of One Lonely Night

      Np. 1950. Setting copy of an important novel, the actual hand corrected typescript, with hundreds of changes, corrections, deletions and additions, signed twice ("Mickey" and "M. S.") and dated "9-27-50" (the book was published in 1951). Complete in 251 pages (rectos only), with 7 pages of preliminaries, and 244 pages of novel numbered 1-3, 5-240, plus 5 inserted pages. Some corrections are in the hand of a proof reader, or type setter, but Spillane's deletions are substantial and his own changes and corrections are considerable (found on nearly every page), and all are in his own handwriting. Usual signs of production rites, but very good. Rare. Prominent in its clique. Full morocco case. itself scarce in a ne dustjacket, as are proofs, but what we're offering is both unique, and geometrically greater, the complete manuscript from which the book was actually typeset and printed, and these days noir manuscripts of such magnitude and vintage, are usually not within my (your) frustrated reach, at any price. Spillane wrote in a distinctively blunt narrative prose, with no attempt to make his reader giggle like an Asian princess. Beginning in 1947 he achieved early and immense popularity, wrote steadily for 25 years, took a 12 year break in 1972, then returned to fame with a new generation in 1984. One Lonely Night is a mystery, written at the summit of his energy and imagination. It features his impudent Mike Hammer (4th book in the Hammer series), in a furious spy thriller with more ins and outs than a ddler's elbow. The plot is charged by a surfeit of violence, love, hate, sex, deceit, sadistic crime, corrupt politics, moral ambiguity, and national peril, following a case that sets Hammer (as the angel of death) against an American cell of Communist agents (anticipating 007 and his license to kill by 3 years) in the earliest days of the cold war, when everyone assumed (based on every precedent) it would heat up lethally at any moment. Very good.

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        Indian Totem Poles.

      ca. 1950.(). Gouache painting on board. 9 x 14 inches. Authenticated by the artist's son, Tony Sheets, on the verso.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        The Enchafed Flood: Or the Romantic Iconography of the Sea, Three Critical Essays on the Romantic Spirit

      New York: Random House, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition signed by Auden on the title page in black ink, crossing-out his printed name. 154 p. Seagreen cloth with white lettering. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. Slight wear at foot. Head of jacket spine panel has a thin tear, spine panel darkened, a bit toned, price intact ($2.50). A signed copy of a collection of three lectures by the American poet: "The Sea and the Desert," "The Stone and the Shell," and "Ishmael - Don Quixote.

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        Herbig, Otto. - "Verschleierte Frau im Garten".

      - Zeichnung / Pastellkreide, auf hellgelbem Büttenkarton, 1950-1960. Von Otto Herbig. 47,6 x 67,0 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert: "Herbig". - Originale Reißzwecklöchlein in den Ecken. Sehr guter Zustand. Otto Herbig (1889 Dorndorf - 1971 Weilheim in Oberbayern). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. Erster Zeichenunterricht bei Erich Kuithan an der Carl-Zeiß-Schule Jena. Studierte 1909-11 an der Akademie München, 1911/12 an der Berliner Akademie bei Lovis Corinth und Albin Egger-Lienz sowie 1912/13 an der Kunstschule in Weimar. Bekanntschaft mit Rudolf Wacker und Otto Pankok. 1914-18 Sanitätsdienst im 1. Weltkrieg in Frankreich und Flandern Oostende. Bekanntschaft mit Erich Heckel, Max Kaus und James Ensor. 1919 Umzug nach Berlin. Freundschaft mit Otto Mueller und Karl Schmidt-Rottluff; gemeinsame Ausstellungen. Nach diversen Italienaufenthalten 1933/34 Rückkehr nach Berlin. 1945-55 Professur an der Staatlichen Hochschule für Baukunst und bildende Künste in Weimar. Ab 1955 in Berlin-Kleinmachnow. 1963 Umzug nach Weilheim. Mitglied im Deutschen Künstlerbund. In hochrangigen Museen Deutschlands vertreten. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe

      Macmillian. NY 1950 - Macmillan Co. NY 1950 First Edition. 15th. printing 1968. Hardcover gray/tan. Very good condition. No jacket. Strong binding and two edge marks on cover. No marks on pages. Light spots. 154 pgs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Hornbook for Witches

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Browning to endsheets, gutters of prelims, and to spots on the top edge of page block. Black cloth is sharp and clean. The dust jacket shows light rubbing at extremities, and toning to the spine panel and to the blank verso, but presents rather well. A collection of poetry self-financed by the author and originally printed in a run of 533 copies, 300 of which the author distributed on her own. A very scarce Arkham House title.

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        The Narnia Chronicles -- Complete Seven-Volume Set

      Macmillan 1950 - Complete in seven volumes, all first American editions. Books are very good to fine, in very good dust jackets. Includes: 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; and The Last Battle. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Aviation Magazine ( lot des 125 premiers numéros, du n° 1 du 1er mai 1950 au n° 125 du 24 mars 1955 )

      125 vol. in-4 br., couv. ill couleurs, nombr. photos noir et blanc, env. 30 pp. par numéro (130 pp. pour les numéros sur Le Bourget). Liste des titres : 1. la vérité sur les avions à réaction soviétiques ; 2. le spectacle aérien aux États-Unis ; 3. la fête nationale de l'air ; 4. l'école des hélicoptères ; 5. Un chasseur du tonnerre ; 6. l'écrivain du ciel ; 7. avec les bolides de Dijon ; 8. avec la postale de nuit ; 9. l'aviation civile russe ; 10 Farnborough 1950 ; 11. L'homme qui revient de loin ; 12. le ravitaillement en vol ; 13. L'école des parachutistes ; 14. les avions de course U.S. ; 15. A bord de l'Arromanches ; 16. l'appontage des bolides ; 17. le plan d'une maquette volante ; 18. Le pilote miraculé ; 19. l'année française ; 20. nous avons fait un beau voyage ; 21. S.O.S au Sahara ; 22. Orly industriel ; 23. les poussins de l'Aéronavale ; 24. les avions d'amateur ; 25. les caboteurs du ciel ; 26. J'ai vu naître le "Sabre" ; 27. toute l'aviation du monde - Spécial Salon ; 28. Armagnac le grand ; 29. La fête de l'air ; 30. Victoire au Bourget ; 31. Tout sur le B-36 ; 32. 50 ans d'aviation ; 33. l'avion à changement de vitesses ; 34. la parade anglaise ; 35. Farnborough 1951 ; 36. Victor à Farnborough ; 37. Parachutisme, sport de masse ; 38. Pionnier de la Marguerite ; 39. la famille Meteor ; 40. Soixante-dix minutes en "Jet" ; 41. Paul Émile Victor ; 42. l'aviation du Négus ; 43. Paris-Madagascar en 40 CV. ; 44. Angleterre-Maroc en Lancaster ; 45. Les bourdons du diable ; 46. Prélude au fantastique ; 47. Avec les réservistes anglais ; 48. 56 heures dans la Bourrasque ; 49. les armes secrètes de la France ; 50. le Latécoère 631 ; 51. L'Armagnac en service ; 52. La Kermesse aux avions ; 53. "Demoiselle" vole ; 54. Le meeting de Lyon ; 55. Tout sur le Grognard ; 56. l'avion du président Auriol ; 57. pourquoi l'aile Delta? 58. Farnborough 1952 ; 59. Tout sur le Super Constellation ; 60. Sur le porte-avions géant U.S. (USS Coral Sea) ; 61. Exercices de jour et de nuit ; 62. Tout sur le B-47 ; 63. Le Scorpion ; 64. Civils en uniforme ; 65. Avec les pilotes de demain ; 66. Tout sur le Princess ; 67. En vol avec les Sabres canadiens ; 68. L'opération Citerne ; 69. L'école des hommes ; 70. Tu seras aviateur ; 71. Les avions Kangourous ; 72. J'ai fait un bombardement atomique ; 73. La force aérienne belge ; 74. Le vol des oiseaux ; 75. Pourquoi M. Montel a démissionné ; 76. L'aviation du monde - Spécial Salon ; 77. Dans le Tunnel géant ; 78. La grande parade du Bourget ; 79. Les réacteurs du monde ; 80. Tout sur le Viscount ; 81. Tout sur le Sabre ; 82. L'aviation vietnamienne vole ; 83. Farnborough 1953 ; 84. CM 170 Magister ; 85. Bombardement au Pays Thai ; 86. Les engins spéciaux ; 87. Tout sur le Mig 15 ; 88. Vous pouvez gagner un avion ! - Spécial Noêl ; 89. L'Année Française ; 90. Avec ceux de Dien-Bien-Phu ; 91. Itinéraires norvégiens ; 92. Rouliers de l'air en Indochine ; 93. Tout sur le Skyraider ; 94. Bach-Maî, base opérationnelle ; 95. Tout sur les Mystères ; 96. Tout sur le déviateur de jet ; 97. Le décollage vertical ; 98. Le centre des records ; 99. Indochine, Mission en B-26 ; 100. Le Baroudeur ; 101. Les mémoires de Galland ; 102. La course Paris-Biarritz ; 103. L'Aéronavale au Tonkin ; 104. Grande victoire française ; 105. championnats de parachutisme ; 106. Le tour de France aérien ; 107. Farnborough 1954 ; 108. L'opération Shooting Star ; 109. Nouveaux bombardiers russes ; 110. La Sainte Alliance des Paras ; 111. Les démons de la nuit ; 112. Tout sur le Leduc ; 113. Enquete sur les clubs ; 114. Comment s'est tué Dauvin ; 115. Le vol vertical ; 116. La vie de Saint Yan ; 117. Thoret la Tempête ; 118. Caravelle ; 119. La controverse du Potez 75 ; 120. Ferber, génial précuseur ; 121. Feu à volonté ; 122. L'évolution de l'armement ; 123. Essai du Fiat G-82 ; 124. Production japonaise ; 125. Nouveau "Ark royal" Bon état pour cet exceptionnel ensemble des 125 premiers numéros d'une célèbre revue aéronautique française, qui parut jusqu'en 1992 (année de sa fusion avec l'hebdomadaire Air & Cosmos). Cette revue modifia plusieurs fois son titre à partir des années 60, mais il s'agit exactement de la même publication que certains n'ont connue que comme "Aviation Magazine International". Les 125 numéros proposés ici ne manqueront pas d'enchanter tout passionné d'aviation, car ils couvrent l'une des périodes les plus riches en modèles de toute l'histoire de l'aéronautique. Le contenu de chaque numéro est très dense, et la pagination qui semble limitée ne doit pas tromper : cet ensemble est une vrai mine de renseignements. Liste des titres disponible sur simple demande. Français

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        Fifteen Hand-Colored Holiday Cards with Art by Legendary New Yorker Artist Al Frueh

      1950. Very Good. Fifteen different hand-colored holiday cards by artist Al Frueh, dates range from 1921 thru 1950, with most from the 1920s and 30s. Various sizes and formats, from small cards to broadsides that have been folded to be mailed. Paper on verso of some are a bit skinned from having been mounted in an album, but all are otherwise very good or better. Several have been mailed, all addressed to the Bode family. Each of the cards appears to be a woodcut print with hand-coloring by Frueh. Subjects range from traditional holiday themes: stockings hung from the mantelpiece, wreaths, angels. etc. to more topical subjects such as a play on the WPA logo ("G&A Frueh: We Do Our Stuff"), Hitler and Mussolini (for 1937; "Heilee, Heilo from Al Hitler and Giuliette Mussolini"), Frueh and his wife are pictured as monkeys picking bugs off of each other (for 1925, the year of the Scopes Monkey Trial), and in 1922 an image of Santa Claus in a Klan outfit from "The Frueh Klux Klan." The Ohio-born Frueh was an artist and caricaturist who was a contributor to the inaugural issue of The New Yorker, and drew the cover for the second issue. He remained on the staff for more than half of a century. His specialty was the Broadway and entertainment scene and he was the direct precursor to caricaturist and Broadway chronicler Al Hirschfeld. A particularly pleasing group of holiday cards by a unique and amusing artist.

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