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        CONJUNTO DE 412 FOTOGRAFÍAS DE MÉXICO D.F. ¿ MALINALCO ¿ CHALMA ¿ ACOLMAN ¿ VALLE DEL MEZQUITAL ¿ XALAPA ¿ VERACRUZ ¿ MONTERREY ¿ PAPARITLA ¿ NECAXA ¿ ZACATECAS ¿ GUANAJUATO ¿ CHALCO ¿ SAN LUIS DE POTOSÍ, ECT.

      - México. Fotografías en blanco y negro de medidas 9x6.5 cm a 18x12.5 cm. años 1950 / 51 / 52. Fotografías de Lucas Lizaur Pernaute y el autor del viaje. Talleres fotográficos de: Foto Reqis Cifsa, de México. Conservan casi todos los negativos. Viaje que realizó el Catedrático de Hª de América de la Universidad de Barcelona, D. Jaime Delgado a México, donde lo recorrió y fotografio a sus gentes y monumentos, al dorso de las fotos escribió lo que era y de donde eran. . Importante Archivo fotográfico. # América. Fotos.

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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        ALS ("Heimito").

      Presumably Vienna, 15. I. 1950. - Large 8vo. ¾ p. To Friedrich Qualtinger, the father of the Viennese satirist Helmut Qualtinger. - Slightly browned due to paper and somewhat dusty; with slight edge damage.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Autograph Album of celebrities of the French stage and screen

      France, inscriptions dated 1948-1950 - Wonderful collection of inscriptions and signatures of some of France's most celebrated actors and actresses of French stage and screen, all inscribed to the album's owner, "Michel", evidently a budding actor. The collection includes inscriptions/signatures from JEAN GABIN, FERNANDEL, ARLETTY, VIVIAN ROMANCE, JEAN TISSIER, CECILE AUBRY, and many others, including Hollywood screen idol, MYRNA LOY. In addition, artist JEAN- LOUIS MARCEL COSSON (1878-1956), known for his scenes of opera, circus, ballet, and theatre, has provided a fine pencil drawing of "l'Institut de Paris", inscribed (à Michel, affectueusement") and signed ("Cosson"). An unusual and rare album of its kind (FRENCH CINEMA) Approxomately 4-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches. 22 inscriptions/signatures and one pencil drawing on 35 leaves. Leather binding edgeworn, front hinge and spine repaired with black tape [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        André Suarès " Paris " First Edition with burins of Decaris

      Voir nos photos, Edition originale du texte de Suares, Creuzevault, 107pp.+suite, 1950. ex. num. sur vergé de Montval (n°119/250). 38 magnifiques burins, 27 en pleine ou double page, répétés dans la suite (18). In-folio en ff., des rousseurs et décharges sur certains feuillets, couv. rempliée ill. sous jaquette cartonnée (sans étui). Bon ex. Envoi soigné et protégé! (A15) D'autres Decaris en stock. WE CAN TRANSLATE ON DEMAND.

      [Bookseller: Libri Relives]
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        STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF LITERARY CHINESE

      Cornell University, Ithica, NY 1950 - Good in wrappers. Front panel is detached, but present. Crease and tear to front panel. Preliminary Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        La Citadelle. 3 Aquarelles originales de Grau Sala.

      Le Fleuve ?tincelant, 1950, Couverture souple, Book Condition: Tr?s Bonne Condition, Sign? par l'illustrateur, Illustrated By: Aquarelles de Grau Sala (1911-1975)Size: 17,5cm x 24cm, s.d. (1950). 2 volumes. En feuillets, double embo?tage brun, dessin d'une citadelle dor?e sur les plats. Peintre et dessinateur d'origine catalane, Emilio Grau Sala v?cut la plus grande partie de son existence ? Paris. Son activit? d'illustrateur lui apporta une renomm?e consid?rable. Un des 24 exemplaires sur V?lin d'Arches avec 3 AQUARELLES ORIGINALES (exemplaire #16). Embo?tage l?g?rement us?e sur les coins. Pages int?rieures et illustrations en parfaite condition. Photos disponibles sur demande, Livre

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        Superb Vintage Signed Photograph

      n.p., c. 1950 "Rare vintage glossy Photograph Signed ?To John / Montgomery Clift.? Black & white, 8? x 10?. Light surface creases not on image, minor wear at white border edges. Fine condition.Paramount Film Service stamped on verso. Montgomery Clift appeared in only two Paramount motion pictures, ?The Heiress? (1949) with Olivia de Havilland and ?A Place in the Sun? (1951) with Elizabeth Taylor for which the 31-year-old actor was nominated for the 1951 Academy Award for Best Actor."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Lassie come home --- Regresa A Casa --

      CUBA: IMPRESORA CABRERA S. Y MERCED, HABANA, boot leg?, 1950 THIS IS A PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN VERSION OF LASSIE, PERHAPS THE ONLY CUBAN LASSIE IN EXISTENCE!!ONE OF A KIND VERSION OF LASSIE COME HOME.THIS IS THE LOST LASSIE!

      [Bookseller: Relics of America Rare Books]
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        THE MAN WHO SOLD THE MOON .

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, [1950] - Octavo, cloth-backed boards. 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. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A sharp copy. (#106931) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Trade Catalogue -- Sample Catalogue of Designs for Promotional Playing Cards] Special Playing Card Department.

      Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul, MN - N.d., circa 1950. Binder: 30.5 by 26 cm. 23 two-sided sleeves, containing a total of 260 distinct playing cards. The samples are of playing cards the company printed for various businesses, which typically would distribute them to their customers, patrons, business associates, guests and/or employees as complimentary favors. The playing cards themselves are the standard 52 card deck, plus probably jokers. The businesses that would distribute them include hotels, airlines, train lines, gas stations, ocean liners, and really any conceivable manufacturing, utility or other business that might see the value in cultivating its client base with giveaways of this kind. The designs themselves, on the facedown side, could relate to the specific business, and thus might be a picture of the particular hotel, train, airline, etc., or it could have a company logo or just its name, or the design might just be a pretty picture, such as of a horse, a dog, another animal, a boat, a pretty view, a geometric, etc. Most of the cards represented in this album are samples of actual cards the company had already made for its clients, but clearly the album was offering general concepts that a customer could adapt to his liking as welll as specific design choices to which the only customization would be to smack its own business name onto the cards. The firms represented in the album include Esso (now Exxon), Roh Light Lager Beer, Golden State Dairy Foods, Miller High Life, Pepsi-Cola, Adams Orange Juice, Northern Pacific Railway, Great Western Railway, TWA, Boeing, Gruman Albatross, Edgewater Beach Hotel, Hotel Jaragua, the Hotel Roanoke, the Mark Hopkins Hotel, and on and on. The padded faux leather binder has intaglio vignettes, including of a globe, and the title impressed in gilt. Brown & Bigelow was founded in 1896 and remains very much a leading purveyor of business promotional materials such as calendars to this day. It is still based in St. Paul. This is a most unusual, and highly colorful, sample catalogue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        THE MAN WHO SOLD THE MOON .

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, [1950] - Octavo, cloth-backed boards. 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. A collection of short stories which is the first volume in Heinlein's "future history" series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-514. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1645-54. A near fine copy in very good dust jacket with rubbing along folds and shelf wear with some mild chipping to spine ends. (#127904) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        A BOOK OF MEDITERRANEAN FOOD

      John Lehmann, London 1950 - (UK) No markings, Near Fine in unclipped Very Good (-) dust jacket with dime-size chip to upper edge of front panel and some loss the the head of spine; dust jacket is fresh and bridht and is now in a mylar sleeve. Warm coloured cloth over boards with gold spine titles on brown spine block, [i-iv] v-xi [xii] [13-14] 15- 191pp, index. This book first appeared in 1950 and is David's first book, based on recipes gathered when she lived in France, Italy, the Greek Islands, and Egypt. B&W drawings by John Minton (1.5 JM HOQ 100/2 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J. W. Mah]
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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: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Figures around a Totem

      San Fancisco: ca. 1950. . Silkscreen. 12 x 9 inches. Signed in pencil. Period frame by Sally Parks, the Louvre.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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. ABA]
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        A Book Of Mediterranean Food (John Minton Wrapper and Illustrations)

      John Lehmann 1950 - The First UK printing published by John Lehmann in 1950.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.A little dustiness to the upper text block.Light browning with mild foxing in places to the text block.The book is tight,clean and free from inscriptions.Small owner's sticker to rear pastedown.The WRAPPER is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.Minor edge wear with a little loss at the upper spine but NOT affecting the lettering.A light stain to the verso of front jacket which has come lightly through to front cover - barely noticeable as it blends well with the wrapper design!The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Wonderful wrapper colour wraparound design and B/W illustrations throughout by John Minton.Dedicated to Veronica Nicholson,it was also the work that combined for the first time David's highly characteristic style with Minton's wonderfully complementary illustrations. Certainly it can be argued that this is the most influential English cookery book of the twentieth century.A scarce title in collectible condition. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks PBFA]
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        Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health A Handbook of Dianetic Therapy.

      Hermitage Press, New York 1950 - First edition of the author's most well-known work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by L. Ron Hubbard on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a single short tear. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare signed. Dianetics has remained a bestseller for more than 60 years and has sold over 20 million copies. Hubbards's work spawned a movement that spans virtually every country on Earth, and has indisputably become one of the most widely read and influential books ever written about the human mind. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        DIANETICS THE MODERN SCIENCE OF MENTAL HEALTH A HANDBOOK OF DIANETIC THERAPY

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Iconographia insectorum Japonicorum. Editio secunda, reformata. (AND) Index

      Tokyo, Hokuryukan, 1950. Two parts in two. Thick 8vo. 1,738 pp., 15 full colour plates, two tables, numerous text figures. Publisher's half calf over linen boards. Title in silver on spine (the main work); 8vo. 203, 14 pp. of text and two with figures. Publisher's blind-stamped limp linen with gilt title on front cover and spine (the index volume).* The very rare index included. Important guide to the insects of Japan in Japanese with Latin nomenclature and each species illustrated. Fifty entomologists prepared the descriptions of the different groups and species. Published in a numbered edition, of which this is #2996. Inner hinges reinforced. A very good copy complemented by the very rare index, published separately, also in Latin and Japanese, and including a chapter with additions and corrections (in Japanese). The index has no date in arabic numerals. A very good clean set.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        The Iconic Photographs Limited edition

      Phaidon, 2011. Hardback. New. <p>American photographer Steve McCurry (b.1950) is universally recognized as one of today&#39;s finest image-makers and has won many of photography&#39;s top awards. This special limited-edition monograph brings together the most memorable and beautiful of his images, taken around the world over the last 30 years. &#160;McCurry&#39;s ability to cross boundaries of language and culture to capture fleeting moments of human experience is unique. &#160;With his discerning eye for form and colour, shape and symmetry, he offers us windows into other worlds.<br /><br />Seen at the large scale of this new book, McCurry&#39;s images are particularly powerful: reproduced at slightly larger than life size, his portraits have an extraordinary immediacy and impact, while even the smallest details of his spectacular landscapes are clearly visible on the page. &#160;Portraits of children, pilgrims and farmers are presented alongside views of ancient temples, busy city streets, dramatic mountain landscapes and quiet scenes of daily life &#8211; people are seen fishing, playing, working and praying. The images are presented in an uninterrupted sequence for maximum impact, and all the photographs are shown at either full-page size or as double-page spreads. &#160;The extended picture captions are at the back of the book, accompanied by colour thumbnail images for quick identification.</p>SKU: MM-40019037; EAN: 9780714856339

      [Bookseller: Media Mall]
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        Le dur désir de Durer

      Paris: Editions Bordas, 1950. Edizione originale di 15+ 1000 es. numerati. broch. Ottimo (Fine). 4to. Illustré par Marc Chagall. Avec le texte intégral en langue française. Le frontispice en couleurs reproduit a la main dans les Ateliers de Daniel Jacomet sous le controle de Marc Chagall. Il a été tiré du présent ouvrage: 15 exemplaires sur velin pur chiffon BFK de Rives + 1000 exemplaires sur vélin bouffant d&#39;Alfa Achevé d&#39;imprimer par l&#39;Imprimerie Union a Paris. Exemplaire sur vélin bouffant d&#39;Alfa

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Lettre autographe signée à un ami.

      1950 - Livre épuisé 2 pages in-12 au stylo bille bleu. Intéressante lettre dans laquelle le peintre autodicacte évoque son dénuement et sa détresse ainsi que son souhait de se consacrer à l'écriture. En 1948, sa femme, Camille, institutrice est nommée à Sainte-Florence-de-l&#146;Oie en Vendée. Le couple quitte alors Paris et s'y installe pour y demeurer treize ans. Années difficiles pour le peintre qui, refusant de jouer le jeu du parisianisme alors même qu&#146;il aspire à être reconnu par ses pairs, rejeté par la majorité des habitants de sa commune qui le prend pour un sorcier ou un fou, se trouve en proie à une terrible solitude. En 1951, il publie chez Gallimard un recueil de lettres à Paulhan, Queneau, Dubuffet, Tapié et les autres, où l&#146;écrit forme souvent l&#146;image, intitulé "Hippobosque au bocage", évoqué sous un titre légèrement différent dans la lettre que nous proposons. L'activité picturale de Chaissac sera limitée dans les années 50. Ce n'est qu'en 1961, avec son installation à Vix, ville vendéenne dans laquelle il s'était marié en 1942, que l'artiste commence à sortir de son isolement et travaille aux peintures qui seront exposées par Iris Clert dans sa galerie parisienne, Cordier à New York et Pagani à Milan. Sa célébrité internationale commençait à se confirmer lorsque miné par l'anxiété, les difficultés et les ennuis de santé, le peintre mourut d'une embolie pulmonaire en 1964. Condition : Belle lettre de Gaston Chaissac dans laquelle il évoque sa détresse et son dénuement ainsi que son souhait de se consacrer à l'écriture. « Cher ami, mon compte en banque ne me donne pas grand prestige. Je suis considéré comme en tutellé, voir en aleiné . Mon activité picturale est en léthargie, j'écris plutôt des notes de rectifications et j'en ai déjà envoyé quelques lignes à monsieur françois mattey [François Mathey] . j'ai gardé ma vieille habitude de peu cirer mes souliers. Ca fait peu soigné . Je compte me mettre sérieusement à la rédaction de « Hippobosque au marais ». Ce qui bien sûr me fera négliger la peinture de façon ruineuse . Gaston Jean-Chaissac Vix (Vendée)". 330g. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        Thirty Years of Championship Golf

      New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc.. (1950). Second printing. Some foxing on first and last few pages, else near fine in near fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to boxing champion Gene Tunney: "To Gene Tunney, Compliments of my dear friend George Skouras. Gene Sarazen." Skouras was a movie executive and president of United Artists Theatres. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe

      An original copy and dust jacket beautifully illustrated by Pauline Baynes. The first in the famous Narnia series. Published by Geoffrey Bless, London, in 1950. Book condition: Original blue/green cloth boards.  Fading to spine and edges of boards.  Light bumping.  Light foxing to endpapers.  Dedication to fep (dated Christmas 1952), otherwise internally very good condition. 173 pages.Dust jacket condition: An original pictorial dust jacket from the later (1969) printing. The illustrated dust jacket is price-clipped.  Now in clear protective wrapper.  Light wear & tear to edges.

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        Oeuvres complètes. 29 volumes et 2 volumes de supplément

      Gallimard/L'Age d'homme, Paris 1950 - 29 volumes publiés entre 1950 et 1986 et 2 volumes de supplément parus en 1990 et 1991. Petites déchirures à quelques pages couvertures, sinon belle série. Portraits de l'auteur en frontispice dans les 26 premiers volumes. 2 vol. Poésie, 3 vol. Extrême Orient, 9 vol. Théâtre, 1 vol. Positions et Propositions, 1 vol. Conversations dans le Loir-et-Cher, Contacts et circonstances, 1vol. L'oeil écoute, 1 vol. Accompagnements, discours et remerciements, 10 vol. Commentaires et exégèses, 1 vol. Proses et poésies diverses. Et 2 vol. de supplément parus à l'Age d'homme, couverture légèrement salie du premier volume de supplément. Paul Claudel (1868-1955), poète, dramaturge et diplomate marque le tournant du XXe siècle avec des oeuvres remarquables comme la pièce Tête d'or, créée en 1890. In-8 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Bonheur d'occasion (LILA/ILAB)]
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        [Playscript]: Guys and Dolls: A Musical Fable of Broadway

      New York: Music Theatre, Inc.. (No date - 1950). First. Mimeographed sheets bradbound in pink stiff paper wrappers. Fine. Script for the original performance of this important musical play, which originally ran for 1200 performances with a splendid cast that included Robert Alda, Isabel Bigley, Vivian Blaine, and Sam Levene. The show&#39;s success begat the 1955 Joseph L. Mankiewicz-directed film version featuring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine and Stubby Kaye (the latter two reprising their inimitable Broadway performances). Co-author Swerling was one of Hollywood&#39;s best kept secrets; he contributed to the screenplays for many excellent films. Rare. Ex-Carter Burden. .

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        Le Noble Jeu de L'oie en France, de 1640 à 1950 / La Vie Quotidienne a Paris de 1820 à 1824.

      Paris Librairie Gründ 1950 - Quarto. 237pp., + 48 plates, nine of which are in color. One of 700 copies. This authoritative text and bibliography on the French "Game of the Goose" and its derivatives is illustrated throughout with images relating to the game, including many whimsical geese. The plates are printed across two-page spreads, showing examples of game boards. The "Game of the Goose" is a circular race game similar to "Snakes and Ladders" with its origins in sixteenth-century Italy. The game was very popular and quickly evolved from a gambling game played by adults in taverns to a form of family entertainment. Bound in paper-covered boards printed with the design of a game board, the edges and corners of which show some discoloration and wear; else fine, with some uncut pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Northern Campanulatum

      Published in 1933-1950 - A wonderfully detailed hand colored lithograph from Henry John Elwes book &#147;A Supplement to Elwes' Monograph of the Genus Lilium&#148;, published from 1933-1950. Overall this print is of superior quality on crisp white paper with dimensions of 14.5&#148;x21.5&#148;. In very good condition with some light foxing and staining. H. J. Elwes published the original &#147;Monograph of the Genus Lilium&#148; in 1877-80. In this monumental work a series of magnificent plates represented all the lilies at that time in cultivation in Great Britain. The illustrations were all drawn from living specimens. Elwes recognized that his work was incomplete, as many other species had still to be introduced into European cultivation. It was characteristic of his enthusiasm and energy that immediately on publication of his monograph he began the long and laborious task of collecting material for a supplement. This he pursued for many years, and although unfortunately he passed away before its completion. Arthur Grove, an associate working with Elwes to assemble material for the publication continued with the project. Grove had devoted a long life to the cultivation and study of lilies. Mr. D. Cotton, keeper of the Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, was also instrumental to its publication as .was Lillian Snelling who illustrated the book. The result of these endeavors was a valuable supplement, which was produced in the same form as the original monograph.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        STRANGERS ON A TRAIN

      NEW YORK NY: HARPER & BROTHERS. VG/G. PUB 1950. FIRST EDITION. ISBN: BASIS FOR THE CLASSIC HITCHCOCK FILM. BOOK HAS CIRCULAR GLUE STAINS ON THE PASTEDOWN ENDPAPERS WITH A FAINTLENDING LIBRARY STAMP ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. OTHERWISE THE BOOK ISVERY NICE WITH A FEW PAGES SOILED AND A FEW PAGES THAT HAD CORNERSCREASED. D.J. HAS NUMEROUS LONG TEARS WITH ASSOCIATED CREASING, 3/16"LOSS AT THE TOP OF THE LIGHTLY COLOR-FADED SPINE PANEL, A THUMB NAIL SIZEPIECE MISSING AT THE TOP REAR SPINE CORNER, HIGHSMITH'S PICTURE ON THEREAR PANEL IS MODERATELY RUBBED WITH TAPE SHADOW'S TO THE FORE-EDGE FOLDSEVIDENCE PREVIOUS ATTEMPT TO REPAIR. D. J. IS NOW MENDED/REINFORCED WITHHEAT-SET TISSUE. STILL A PRESENTABLE COPY AND A CANDITATE FORIMPROVEMENT.. Keywords: MYSTERY, FIRST BOOK, INVISIBLE, ABCDEF.

      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
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        Of Men and Mountains

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York 1950 - Original green cloth, gilt, somewhat worn and dulled, but a good copy Presentation copy to Eugene Zuckert (whom Justice Douglas elsewhere called his "first outstanding student" at Harvard)-"For Gene Zuchart / who has conquered many / a 'mountain' on his own / with admiration and affection / W O Douglas / April 28 1950" [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        Les journaux des dieux, roman, précédé d'un Essai sur la définition, l'évolution et le bouleversement total de la prose et du roman, et d'une préface-défi de Maurice Lemaître

      Aux escaliers de Lausanne, Paris 1950 - Grand in-8. 223 pages + section illustrée. Petites pertes de papier au dos et en marge de la couverture, signature d'un ancien propriétaire en page de garde, papier fragile. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Bonheur d'occasion (LILA/ILAB)]
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        Nº 1-36. Director Leopoldo Panero. Años 1950-1951. Colaboraciones de Vicente Aleixandre, Gerardo Diego, Luis Felipe Vivanco, Camilo José Cela, García Nieto, Dalí, Carmen Conde, etc.

      1950-1951, Madrid 1950 - 35x58 12 pp. por número. Libro [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Salambó]
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        The Miraculous Fish of Domingo Gonzales

      New York: W.W. Norton. (1950). First. First edition. Illustrated by William de la Torre. Small bookstore label on the front fly, and old tape shadows on the pastedowns where a previous owner had affixed the flaps, else fine in an attractive, very good dustwrapper that has been laminated, has corresponding shadows on the flaps, and has suffered some modest fading at the extremities. The last of the author&#39;s four novels, and his only non-mystery. Comic and sly novel about a sleepy Mexican fishing village where the only catch is sharks. The village achieves the luxuries of modern civilization when an American buyer of shark livers moves in. Goldsmith, a novelist and screenwriter, is best known for his classic noir novel Detour, which was made into the seminal cult noir film. Very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        La Chastelaine de Vergy (illus. Ignasi Vidal)

      J. Pardo, Nice 1950 - Nice. Joseph Pardo. 1950. 75pp. With tissue-guarded woodcuts and hand-coloured illuminations by the Spanish painter and illustrator, Ignasi Vidal. Published in the EXTREMELY LIMITED QUANTITY OF 98 COPIES - this copy # 59. A beautifully produced limited edition, on fine hand-made Angoumois paper, the illustrations reflecting the medieval character of the work. The type for this work was destroyed after printing. Unbound, as issued, in printed wraps, card sleeve and matching slipcase. The slipcase a little soiled, rubbed at the edges and corners; contents in good order, but occasional foxing ( a hazard of using this sort of paper), more pronounced towards the end of the work. RARE.

      [Bookseller: Valier Illustrated Books]
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        Improvisations 1950-1958 [Complete Run of 9 Issues]: Artists Equity Fund Masquerade Ball, Hotel Astor, Spring Fantasia.

      Artists Equity Association, 1950-1958 - 9 v. (unpaginated- btwn 50-100 full page lithographs per volume) : col. ill. ; 31 cm. The complete run of 9 years of the Artist Equity Associations annual production of "Improvisations" the fund raising book published to coincide with the annual May Ball at the Hotel Astor. Each volume is one of the limited editions of 2000, each is numbered for each year that numbers were used, otherwise it is indicated on the colophon that it one of 2000 unnumbered copies. From the colophon of the 1951 issue: "IMPROVISATIONS was first conceived in 1950 from an idea by Julio de Diego as a medium for advertisers in sympathy with the ideals of Artists Equity Association. As in IMPROVISATIONS 1950, the member-artists who illustrated this journal were selected by the advertisers and were given complete freedom of expression. Each page was designed by the artist directly on the litho plate, thus making this a collection of original lithographs." One aspect of this incredible series which is rarely mentioned is how loose and raucus the results are of this unique collaboration between the advertisers and the artists. The images reflect the fact that there's no fussy advertising agency in the mix spoiling everybody's fun. In addition to the hundreds of black & white lithographs printed on colored paper which make up the body of each volume, the front and back covers are printed in color on both sides. While the front covers do tend to get a bit dusty, on the opposite side the prints and fresh and pristine while the same goes for the rear cover only more so. Condition of these volumes is Very Good at least with some in Near Fine condition. If there are issues with condition in this run they are limited to minor matters such as dusty front cover, separation from a few tines of the comb binding, or the comb binding showing damage to one or two tines. A detailed condition report for each volume is available upon request. There is also an extensive collection of photographs documenting these volumes. Scarce in a complete run like this. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: DuBois Rare 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 green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, pictorial onlay of Lucy and Mr Tumnus walking through the woods set within oval frame, decoration to turn-ins, floral 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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        A.B.C.

      Lucos, Mulhouse 1950 - A.B.C. Livre à systèmes en relief Sans date (vers 1950),Mulhouse-éditions Lucos,format (19,5 x 27 cm) Reliure demi-percaline rouge 6 tableaux en couleurs à systémes de Jo Zagula un des meilleurs albums publiés par l'éditeur alsacien Etat: coins émoussés,défaut de toile en pied de coiffe,un trait de crayon au premier plat,les tableaux sont complets à l'exception du tableau 6 qui déplore le manque d'un personnage,quelques taches éparses,ouvrage solide,très rare exemplaire de cet abcédaire poids 350g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KPMA Sarl]
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        Uccelli

      Trieste: Edizioni dello Zibaldone, 1950. Prima edizione di 350 + XXV + 10 es. numerati. broch. Ottimo (Fine). 16mo. Con un ritratto del poeta di Vittorio Bolaffio Esemplare 295 [Gambetti, 2007]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Mexican farmers, chickens, birds, trees and a blond mother and child in a black background.Design for a Mural.

      ca. 1950s. - Gouache painting on board. 20 x 18 inches. Thin horizontal crack. Authenticated by the artist's son, Tony Sheets, on the verso. Annotated "2017 Midwick Drive, Altadena" on the verso, but the mural is believed to be in a building in present day Buena Park.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Mosaics of Haghia Sophia at Istanbul.

      - Boston, The Byzantine Institute, sans date (1950). In-folio de (5) ff. n.ch. + 50 pl. h.t.; en feuilles, sous chemise cartonnée de l'éditeur. Edition limitée à 150 exemplaires. Celui-ci, non justifié, sur papier Johannot, en très bon état (infimes usures à la chemise). On joint une lettre tapuscrite de John Nicolas Brown, President The Byzantine Institute signée à M. Henri Massé, Administrateur de l'Ecole Nationale des Langues Orientales. July 14, 1950. 2 pp. in-4, en-tête The Byzantine Institute. Puis une lettre tapuscrite de Thomas Whittemore signée probablement au même destinataire. February 28 th, 1950. 2 pp. in-4, même en-tête. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie les mains dans les poches]
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