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        Here Comes a Candle

      Dutton, NY 1950 - First edition. Near fine copy is bumped to lower corner of front board and rubbed at spine extremities. The dust jacket is corner clipped with price of $2.75 stamped on lower front flap, some rubbing to extremities, back panel and flap folds. All of our first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Mysterious Bookshop]
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        Sarn - Reliure Maroquin signée Creuzevault

      1950 - Préface de Jacques Lacretelle - Texte Original de Mary Webb, traduit de l'anglais par Jacques Lacretelle & Madeleine Guéritte - Ouvrage illustré de 35 Grandes Compositions & 23 Culs-de-lampe par Roland Oudot, en couleurs, in & hors-texte + 1 Suite de 57 Gravures en noir par Roland Oudot, gravées sur Bois par Théo Schmied - Les Compositions en couleurs ont été tirées au repérage sur les Presses de Théo Schmied - A Paris - Creuzevault Editeur - Edition Numérotée 1950 - Tirage limité à 250 exemplaires, celui-ci sur Vélin du Marais (N° 203), signé par l'Artiste et l'Editeur - Fort in-4 (Etui : 27,5 x 33,5 cm) (Ouvrage : 26,5 x 33 cm) - (XIII) 278 pages + 1 page comprenant la Numérotation de l'Ouvrage et la signature de l'Artiste et de l'Editeur + 6 pages (plaquette de démonstration avec page de titre) + 1 page de Justification de Tirage & 57 Gravures - Etui cartonné beige imitation bois, bordures vertes, légérement frotté et sali - Belle Reliure plein Maroquin vert, signée Creuzevault, double filets d'encadrement argentés sur les plats intérieurs, très légérement frottée et salie - Dos lisse, titre argenté, légérement insolé - Tranche de tête argentée - Couverture d'origine conservée - Très bon état - Attention Poids : 4450 g.Le travail d'Impression et de Gravure pour cet Ouvrage a demandé près de 4 années, et certaines planches ont nécessité plus de 20 tirages successifs, elles ont été pressées par Gilbert Rougeaux. Très bel exemplaire, dans une reliure plein maroquin, signée Creuzevault. // Roland Oudot est né à Paris en 1897 et est décédé à Paris en 1981, influencé par les fauves et par les cubistes, il élabora peu à peu un style qui se situe dans la tradition classique de Corot et se rattache à la réalité poétique. Outre l'Illustration de livres, il est également l'auteur de peintures murales et de décors de théâtre. Mary Gladys Webb était une romancière Britannique (1881 - 1927), auteur de récits régionalistes dans la tradition de Thomas Hardy, Sarn fut écrit en 1924. Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Monatsschrift für junge bildende Kunst und Dichtung. 1Jg., (12 Hefte, compl. Dez. 1950 - Dez. 1951).

      Zürich, Witikoner Handpresse, 1950/51 - 50 x 36 cm, je 4 Bl., mit je 5-10 orig.- graph. Abb., Lose Hefte., Hefte in gutem Zustand. Die ersten Nummern auf stark holzhaltigem Papier. Auflage 777 num. Ex. Nr. 26 (ausser der Nr. 1 die ist Ex. Nr. 646). Die Firmeninserate wurde ebenfalls im orig.- grafischen Verfahren abgezogen. Vorläufer der Zeitschrift «Spektrum» von Sven Knebel. Abb.( Handätzungen, Collagendruck, Lithogr., Holzschn., Linolschn.) von: P. Leber, R. Konrad, P. Baltensberger, F. Berger, K. Madrisch, G. Nouveau, E. Knebel, T. Zwicky, G. Mazars, J. Messagiers, G. Goulet, P. Lampert, J. Leppien, R. Veysset, F. K. Opitz, W. Gimmi, P. Derron, Nicolas, M. Catala, L. Maillet, O. Dalvit, A. Stocker, K. Hosch, M. Hellstern, A. Stocker, K. Anderegg, C. Forster, W. Kaufmann. Texte von:L. Schmied, R. E. Konrad, Hans Arp, H. W. Schenk, C. Bryen, E. Dickinson, M. Catala, A. Peer, M. Kutter, P. Lambert, G. Boudaille, R. M. Rilke, W.G. Bischof, J. Cocteau, Grimmelshausen, 1200 gr.

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        Autograph letter, signed, together with The Allahakbarries C. C.

      1934, 1950 - (1)ff. autograph letter, dated July 25th, 1934. A letter from J. M. Barrie to William Maldon "Bill" Woodfull, the Australian cricketer who captained both the Victoria and Australia cricket teams. Barrie comments on the fourth game of the 1934 Ashes series, in which Australia played against England, saying, "It was a glorious victory except statistically, and as such I think everyone accepts it. That partnership of Bradman and Ponsford goes into history." Barrie is referring to the partnership of legendary Australian cricket players Bill Ponsford and Donald Bradman, who set a world record for partnership in Test cricket during the final game of that series, leading Australia to win the series. Their record stood unsurpassed for fifty-seven years. It is clear that Barrie followed the matches with great interest. The fourth match was a draw, and Barrie speculates, "what a match it will make of the final one, which otherwise would drop into a minor place." Although best known as the author of Peter Pan, Barrie was an enthusiastic amateur cricketer, in spite of the fact that he wasn't particularly good at the game. He followed the sport and even organized his own team, the Allahakbarries, which played from 1890 to 1913. The team included many famous writers of the time, including A. A. Milne, P. G. Wodehouse, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Together with a copy of the 1950 edition of The Allahakbarries C. C., a book that Barrie wrote about the team, which was first privately published in 1890. The 1950 edition includes a foreword by Donald Bradman, whom Barrie clearly admired. The book presents an illustrated history of the team and pokes fun at the team's lack of talent. Letter is in extremely fine condition. The book has some slight foxing to edges of the dust wrapper, which is price-clipped, has a few spots of soiling to the front panel, and some loss to spine ends. Text block slightly loose, else a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        S. Bernardini Senensis Ordinis Fratrum Minorum Opera Omnia iussu et auctoritate Rmi P. Pacifici M. Perantoni (et Sépinski, Augustinus). Studio et Cura PP. Collegii S. Bonaventurae ad fidem codicum edita.,

      Ad Claras Aquas, Florentiae Quaracchi-Firenze (Florenz), Ex Typographia Collegii S. Bonaventurae 1950-1965. - ex-library copy with back-labels and stamps (Jesuits Library), binding slightly rubbed, otherwise very fine, text in Latin, Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 19500 Folio (ca. 30x21 cm), bound in halfcloth,

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        Miniature? Well, we call 'er that 'cause one minute yer on, an' the next minute yer off again.

      c. 1950 - Sheet size: 212 × 252 mm. Jan 8th Issue Bystander in blue pencil on verso, and Bystander no 1673 in pencil. Pen and ink on wove paper. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of publications. Between 1952 and 1954 he drew regular cartoons for the weekly Time and Tide, and after that for the daily News Chronicle. Between 1958 and 1962 he drew topical cartoons for the Daily Mail under the title "Watch My Line." He also drew many portraits, in black and white line, of famous people, for various papers, including over sixty for the Sunday Telegraph, which began publication in February 1961.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Bebop dancing in the Club Eleven, London, in the background a few musicians.

      London, "Illustrated", 1950. original photograph, gelatin silverprint, 24,1 x 18,8 cm. Photograph no 2. Club Eleven, named after the number of founder members, began life just before Christmas in 1948. It was a co - operative arrangement designed to bring bebop to the attention of the jazz public at large. The musicians involved were Ronnie Scott, Hank Shaw, Leon Calvert, Johnny Rogers, Bernie Fenton, Tommy Pollard, Lennie Bush, Joe Muddel, Tony Crombie and Laurie Morgan plus manager Harry Morris. Johnny Dankworth and Denis Rose were regulars from the start. Some gave up steady work, Scott left Ted Heath, Fenton severed relations with Oscar Rabin, and Rose, Crombie, Muddel and Dankworth came from the now defunct Tito Burns orchestra. - This venue with these musicians were the first truly organised bebop sessions in Britain. With the star - studded assembly of musicians, Club Eleven became the focal point for the new jazz and the inspiration to many other young musicians throughout the country. - The music was played by the Johnny Dankworth Quartet comprising Dankworth, Bernie Fenton (pno), Joe Muddel (bs), and Laurie Morgan (d) and a band led by Ronnie Scott with Hank Shaw (tpt), Johnny Rogers (alto), Tommy Pollard (pno), Lennie Bush (bs), and Tony Crombie (d). The Dankworth quartet became a quintet when trumpeter Leon Calvert was added. - Mac's Rehearsal Rooms, 41, Windmill Street, (where the Moffat Club had been), became the first venue operating on Thursday and Saturday nights. The early months of the Eleven saw the highest peak of enthusiasm in the history of British modern jazz. The jazzmen continued to listen and study as many records of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis that they could get hold of. Broadcasts, recordings, and concerts came in quick succession and public acclaim was such as to force a move within a few months to much larger premises at 50, Carnaby Street, satisfying the legions of fans coming from all over the country to the by now famous Club Eleven. It was now operating six days a week in the evening and was open in the afternoon as a meeting point for musicians. At this point Johnny Dankworth left to form his Seven taking Joe Muddel with him, and Harry Morris also quit. - Tony Hall writing in 1960 said "I can never recall such a sense of evil excitement in a club. The atmosphere was so vivid that the red glow from the stand and the savaget beat made me think of hell on earth!" - The phenomenal rise of the club, though dependent on the new jazz music it embraced, owed much to the personality of group leaders Ronnie Scott and Johnny Dankworth. - Unfortunately after this the early enthusiasm among the musicians began to wear off, they began to quarrel about the financial side of the club and the old spirit was gone. On the night of 15th April, 1950, Club Eleven was raided by the Drugs Squad. Six musicians appeared on drugs charges and Denis Rose was arrested by the Military Police as an Army deserter. The news of the arrest, trial and conviction of some of the Club Eleven members occupied the front page of almost every national paper in the size of type usually reserved for earthquakes or war. Though this publicity did nothing to lessen attendances, the decline of the Club Eleven was only a matter of time. There were a number of other factors contributing to the dissolution of an organisation that for the two years of its existence had a profound influence on its leading figures and devoted followers but it folded shortly afterwards. - - - Don Rendell remembers Club Eleven... A lot of jazz activity was consolidated by the formation of the 'Club Eleven' which was quite a milestone. It was the first regular paid modern jazz gig for London musicians, who ran it themselves. They used Mac's Rehearsal Rooms in Great Windmill Street. - Two groups were featured. One was fronted by Johnny Dankworth, with Leon Calvert on trumpet, Bernie Fenton on piano, Joe Muddel on bass and Laurie Morgan on drums; the other was led by Ronnie Scott, with Hank Shaw on trumpet and the rhythm of Tommy Pollard, Lennie Bush and Tony Crombie. The eleventh man was a non - musician the late Harry Morris, who, being a good businessman, took care of the financial side. When Ronnie Scott left to go on the boats to the States, I was asked to fill the vacancy in the Eleven. It was quite a closed circle that we had at the Club Eleven. I have the feeling that not everyone was very popular if they got up and tried to join in. Just those whose gig it was did the playing with very few exceptions. But the people didn't seem baffled at all by the new music we were playing. It seemed to be so obviously right. What we were hearing on record from Parker, Gillespie, the early Miles Davis, tenor players like Wardell Gray, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz and Allan Eager - we just fell naturally into it. And the audiences just lapped it up. Through being there, of course, I got to meet Johnny Dankworth... (Extracted from 'A recap of twenty years of British Jazz', written in 1967 by Don Rendell. The full text can be read at Jazz Professional website.) - - - The Club Eleven and its music provided a base for many offbeat types, and the audience was involved with the music and the way of life that it implied. Little exists in print about what the Eleven was like from this point of view but the following might be of interest: "The musicians played what they liked as they liked - but it was mostly bebop and a lot more frantic than at Feldman's. There was no requests and no programme. If the music failed to please...well you didn't have to stay. But there were hundreds like myself who liked the music. So we stayed while some left. And the more we stayed the more the Club Eleven crept into the marrow of our bones..." Raymond Thorp: Viper (WDL Books, London 1960). KEYWORDS:england / london / bebop

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        Conozca la Argentina [Meet Argentina]

      Buenos Aires: Cambytur S.A.. [circa 1950]. First. First edition. Oblong octavo. Spiral bound printed decorated boards with clear plastic dustwrapper, attached at the flaps to insides of the boards. Boards a little warped, and the plastic has pulled through a few of the spirals, but otherwise very good or better. Issued by a tourism agency extolling the virtues of Argentina as a tourism destination, and illustrated with 15 full-page original photographs mounted with captions in both Spanish and English on the verso of the preceding page. The photographs are unattributed, but wonderfully composed and presented. Very scarce. .

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        DAPHNIS & CHLOE.

      - Lausanne, André Gonin, 1950. En feuilles : 26x34,5 cm. Ouvrage sur vélin du Marais pur fil à la forme, illustré de lithographies originales par Hans Erni (hors-texte et dans les marges). Couverture rempliée en papier beige. Chemise-étui en demi-parchemin et carton recouvert de papier mauve. Ensemble en excellent état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Daphnis & Chloé de Longus. Illustré de lithographies originales de Hans Erni.

      André Gonin, Lausanne, 1950 - 117pages, en feuilles, sous couverture en bristol recouvert d?une feuille de papier beige portant le titre sur le frontispice. Chemise en demi-parchemin imprimé sur le dos et papier violet avec inclusion de fils. Etui en plein papier vieux rose avec inclusion de fils. Les lithographies ont été tirées sur les presse d?Armand Kratz Arts Graphiques à Zurich. Texte version de Jacques Amyot, revue et complétée par Paul-Louis Courier et réalisé par Jean Graven.Tirage: 1 ex. unique, 12 ex. avec suite sur Chine et quelques dessins originaux, justifiés de A à L, et 136 ex. numérotés de 1 à 137. Cet exemplaire nominatif, porte le numéro 36, mais il a tout des caractéristiques du deuxième tirage, il comporte la suite des lithographies sur Chine, et un dessin original sur parchemin est fixé sur sur une page de garde (223x123mm). Bel exemplaire.

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        La Comedie des animaux qu'on dit sauvages. Illustrated by Paul Jouve

      Paris: Editions Rombaldi. [1950]. Copy on velin creme de Rives, from an unspecified issue; handsomely rebound in 3/4 dark blue morocco and marbled boards, spine with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., original wrappers, with a small animal illustration by Jouve, and backstrip bound in, fine. Illustrated with frontispiece and four plates by Paul Jouve, all original copper engravings heightened with pochoir. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/2430.jpg >Image.</A><br>

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        Captifs. Dix-huit Gravures avec un avant-propos par Georges Duhamel.

      Paris, Editions des Horizons, ca. 1950 - 2°, 3 S Text, 18 blattgrosse eingelegte Orig.-Radierungen, Lose Blätter (auf Velin) in Mappe u. in Schuber, Schuber min fleckig, sonst tadellos. Ex 90/ 330. 1 Blatt vom Künstler signiert, die restl. in der Platte monogram. Die Zeichnungen wurden von Ravéreau während seiner Kriegsgefangenschaft 1940 gemacht u. von Raymond Hassan radiert und abgezogen. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Martian Chronicles

      Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1950 - Signed first edition, signed on title page. A near fine book and dj, minor sun-fading along book spine and top of flaps, otherwise excellent. Previous owner's name on front paste-down. Flap price reads $2.50. Comes in custom-made fold-out case. We will provide a certificate of authenticity. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES

      Doubleday, Garden City 1950 - Bradbury's second book and a landmark of science fiction. First state with green boards stamped in red. Very nice copy with mild tanning to the endpapers from the presence of the dustwrapper and just a touch of fading to the cloth on the spine. A very faint spot of mild discoloration is barely visible on the upper corner of the rear cover. Fine in a bright, just about Fine dustwrapper, complete with a tiny pinprick on the spine fore-edge at the front and an internal dampstain to the front panel that is not visible on the exterior [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Martian Chronicles

      Doubleday 1950 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Ray Bradbury on laid in signature. 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]

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        The Martian Chronicles

      Doubleday and Company Garden City, New York 1950 - First Edition, First Issue binding and jacket with $2.50 price. Lidov dustjacket art. Author's masterpiece of science fiction concerning the colonization of Mars. A lovely copy, Fine but for slight fading to spine, in lovely Near Fine dustjacket with just hints of wear at spine ends and flap corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dark Carnival

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1950. FIRST EDITION. Hard Cover. F/VG: Fine condition octavo in a Very Good condition DJ. DJ is rubbed alng the edges. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

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        Oeuvres complètes, 20 volumes, Tome 1 et 2 Poésie, Tome 3 et 4 Extrême Orient, Tome 5, Connaissances, Tome 6 à 14 Théâtre, Tome 15 Positions et propositions, Tome 16 Conversations dans le Loir-et-Cher contacts et circonstances, Tome 17 L'oeil écoute, Tome 18 Accompagnements discours et remerciements, Tome 19 et 20 Commentaires et exègèses

      Gallimard 1950, 1963 - in-8 7956 pages exemplaires numérotés sur Vélin pur fil Lafuma Navarre, illustré d'un portrait en frontispice sur chacun des ouvrages et photos, non coupé, ombres tranches dos et couverture [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart. By John Amos Komensky. Translated by Count Lutzow. Illustrations by Dorothea Braby.

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1950 - Limited Edition - Number 212 of an edition of 370 copies. A presentation copy signed twice by Braby - the frontispiece is signed "Dorothea Braby" in brown ink beneath the drawing and a leaf of cardstock (or thick paper) is mounted to the front free endpaper hand-written by Braby in the same brown ink reading "In happy memory of their years at St. Felix ~ from Dorothea Braby Gardiner 1923-1926 and her daughter Penelope Paul Gardiner 1948-1951." Royal octavo - about 10.25 x 6.5" (26 x 16.5cm). Bound in the publisher's original white art canvas binding with a brown vignettes by Braby to the upper and lower boards and with brown lettering and a brown cockerel to the spine. TEG - Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. 271pp. Designed, produced, and published by Christopher Sandford at the Golden Cockerel Press, 1-5 Poland Street, London. Composition and presswork under the supervision of C. R. Roberts. Compositors: E. D. Firmin and V. D. Green. Pressman: J. Bierman. Printed in 14 pt. Caslon Old Face type with Imprint Shadow titling in black, brown, and red on mould-made paper. (Originally sold at £7 10s.) Illustrated with 56 drawings in black and brown by Dorothea Braby. Sandford notes in Cock-A-Hoop, "The Labyrinth of Comenius is an allegory, in which the world is depicted as a city, and man as a pilgrim. After many vicissitudes - in the course of which we are shown a comprehensive picture of the social and political life of Central Europe in the early years of the seventeenth century - the pilgrim finds God, and his journey ends in a revelation of visionary joy. Count Lutzow's translation was made at the beginning of this century, in a noble style reminiscient of Bunyan's. "I made this a sister volume to Jurgen (No. 182), but gave it a completely different treatment to accord with its completely different theme. It was Dorothea Braby herself who suggested we should do the book which she greatly admired, and we readily agreed to her wish to illustrate it with pen drawings in two colours. The text is broken into some 54 parts, and so as not to overpower the drawings we set the numbers heading each part, and the initial letters, in Imprint Shadow type." Good Condition - some light soiling to cover (moreso to lower board), a bit of yellowing in vertical patches to cloth of lower board, spine somewhat sun darkened, corners and head/foot of spine bumped, front inner hinge starting (a few small tears to the gutter of the endpapers), an Ex-Library copy with the only marking a bookplate of the St. Felix School to the front pastedown endpaper with "Special Interest Book" written on the bookplate in black ink, Braby's presentation leaf mounted to the front free endpaper opposite, foxing to both plates and some foxing to edges and gutters of endpapers and the following blanks (and rarely elsewhere within), pages edges lightly browned, brown speckling to some page edges and occasional brown smudges along margins (probably from/during printing), an occasional other smudge or light mark. Reference: Cock-A-Hoop 186. Additional photos available, please just ask. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Alcoholics Anonymous The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism

      New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1950. 1st Edition; 13th Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The top front cover has some wear to the sizing on the cloth. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and a couple of small chips missing, and some light, but noticeable rubbing to the spine ends and flap joints. "Those of us who live in large cities are overcome by the reflection that close by hundreds are dropping into oblivion every day. Many could recover if they had the opportunity we have enjoyed." .

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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      New York: Works Publishing, Inc. , February, 1950. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Thirteenth Printing. Book is in NEAR FINE condition. 100% Gold Gild. NO DEFECTS TO BOOK. Does not have original dust jacket. Comes with NEW REPRODUCTION dust jacket.

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        The King of Siam Speaks (Mimeographed Manuscript) [RARE]

      NP 1950 - 1959?, Bangkok - Work is a compilation of letters and selected documents issued during the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV), (1804 - 1868), who was king of Siam from 1851 to 1868. Most Thai were shocked by the portrayal of their revered nineteenth-century king in the musical "The King and I" by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The stage and screen versions were based on Margaret Landon's 1944 book "Anna and the King of Siam." To set the record straight, well-known Thai intellectuals Seni Pramoj and Kukrit Pramoj wrote this account in 1948. The Pramoj brothers sent their manuscript to the American politician and diplomat Abbot Low Moffat (1901-1996), who drew on it for his biography "Mongkut the King of Siam" (1961). Loose-leaf mimeograph manuscript. All pages are present and in a cardboard slipcase. In very good - fine condition. Historians have widely regarded Mongkut as one of the most remarkable kings of the Chakri Dynasty. Prince Mongkut was five years old when his father succeeded to the throne in 1809. According to the law of succession, he was the first in line to the throne; his influential half-brother, Nangklao (1788 - 1851), was strongly supported by the nobility to assume the throne. Prince Mongkut decided to enter the Buddhist priesthood and traveled in exile across Thailand, during which time he founded the Thammayut Nikaya Reform Movement (a sect of Theravada Buddhism) that later became one of the two denominations of Buddhism in Thailand. Mongkut's aim was to upgrade monastic discipline and make it more orthodox, after noticing what he saw as serious discrepancies between the teachings and actual practices of Thai monks. Prince Mongkut spent the following 27 years integrating Western knowledge with Thai culture, studying Latin, English, astronomy and the arts.

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        THE BACHELORS OF BROKEN HILL

      Garden City: Published for The Crime Club [by] Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1950. Octavo,. boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with hint of rubbing at spine ends. and corner tips. (#113675). First edition. This edition preceded the Heinemann edition by eight years. Features detective Inspector Napoleon "Bony" Bonaparte of the Queensland Police. Hubin (1994), p. 814.

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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - A Story for Children

      Geoffrey Bles, London 1950 - 172pp, [4], rebound in full goatskin by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, author to fourth with date to foot, covers with single fillet border, inner edges with triple fillet, a.e.g. Externally near fine, internally the colour frontispiece has a light water stain to top edge, which has offset slightly onto the top edge of the title, otherwise bright and clean. Hooper 21 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rarität - Konvolut von 162 verschiedenen Büchern aus der seltenen DDR - Reihe " spannend erzählt " in dieser seltenen Sammlung, , Konvolut Bücherpaket,, Foto zeigt nur einen kleinen Teil der Bücher!!!!, die komplette Reihe umfaßt die Bände 1 - 229 - wir bieten einen großen Teil dieser Bände hier an (162 von 229),

      Verlag Neues Leben Berlin, ab um 1950. - ca. 40.000 S., mit einigen Abbildungen, Bücher aus den Bänden 1 - 229, Reihe erschienen von 1953 - 1991, ---- Inhalt Band: 3 Der Marinedolch - Anatoli Rybakow (Buchdeckel mit leichte Flecken), 107 Der Stadthauptmann von Quedlinburg - Gerhard Beutel (Buchdeckel mit Flecken), 95 Die Insel der bösen Geister - Herbert Wotte, 123 Magellans Reise um die Welt, 176 Die wunderbaren aber wahrhaftigen Abenteuer des Kapitäns Corcoran - Alfred Assolant, 128 Expedition Mikro - Alexander Kröger (Seitenverklebung vorne aufgerissen, Buchdeckel vom Seitenblock teils gelöst, Seitenschnitt mit Wasserflecken), 66 Tatanka Yotanka - Rudolf Daumann, 50 Bandidos - Fred Wander (Titelseite mit Volksarmee-Stempel, Seitenverklebung bei der Titelseite aufgerissen, Buchdeckel mit starken Gebrauchsspuren u. bekritzelt), 147 Der Fluch des Schwarzen Felsens - Jozef Repko, 148 Der Sohn des Sertao - Lene und Walter Klein, 80 Der Sohn des Kardinals - E.L. Voynich, 165 Drei Könige für Buda - Miklos Ronaszegi, 21 Old Bob Der Graue Hund von Kenmuir - Alfred Ollivant, 98 Spartacus Feldherr der Sklaven - Raffaello Giovagnoli, 146 Ein Goldmensch - Mor Jokai, 166 Genion - Klaus Frühauf, 93 In den Red-River-Sümpfen - Friedrich Gerstäcker (Buchrücken teils aufgerissen), 28 Die Rächer vom Sherwood - George Payne Rainsford James, 103 Severino von den Inseln - Eduard Klein, 51 Der Mondstein - William Wilkie Collins (Buchdeckel leicht fleckig), 220 Der Untergang der Telesalt - Alexander Kröger, 210 In den Korallenriffen - Joachim Specht, 200 Der Rote Freibeuter - James Fenimore Cooper, 201 König Stachs Wilde Jagd - Uladsimir Karatkewitsch, 202 Die Lawine Roman um Armin den Cherusker - Elisabeth Hartenstein, 203 Der Fluch der weißen Wüste - Josef Kutik, 204 Fieber am Amazonas - Eduard Klein, 205 Die Diana von den Inseln - Paul d Ivoi, 206 Polstürmer - Horst Czerny, 112 Planet im Raum Wissenschaftlich-phantastische Erzählungen (Buchdeckel vorne mit einem kleinem Aufkleber), 94 Nahtlose Strümpfe - Hans Siebe (Zweite Seite mit einer Widmung), 223 Die Braut von Lammermoor - Walter Scott (sehr guter Zustand), 175 Die Schätze des Ulugh-Berg - Adyl Jakubow, 49 El Quisco - Eduard Klein (Buchdeckel mit starken Gebrauchsspuren, Seitenschnitt wasserfleckig), 207 Kurs Minosmond - Karl-Heinz Tuschel, 209 Drachenkreuzer Ikaros - Michael Szameit, 144 Der König der Sklaven - Ion Nicolae Bucur, 156 Weißer Tod am Chabanec - Dietmar Beetz, 22 Die Vier Pfeile der Cheyenne - Rudolf Daumann, 25 Die Insel der Verwegenen - Arkady Fiedler, 86 Sieben fielen vom Himmel - Alexander Kröger, 4 Plutonien - Wladimir Obrutschew, 212 Die Stadt der Jaguare - Evelyn Aissa Maadaoui, 213 Strandrecht - Dirck van Belden (Titelrückseite mit einem Bibliotheks-Stempel), 215 Die Glastropfenmaschine - Hans Bach, 136 Notre-Dame von Paris - Victor Hugo, 135 Das Wasser des Mars - Klaus Frühauf, 116 Der Weg der Toten - Eduard Klein, 193 Das verhängnisvolle Experiment - Klaus Frühauf, 194 Labyrinth im Kaoko-Veld - Dietmar Beetz, 192 Das Geheimnis der Koranhandschrift - Achmedchan Abu-Bakar (Buchrücken mit falscher Bandnummer bedruckt), 196 Der Turm des Todes - Otto Emersleben, 198 Die Hundsköpfe - Alois Jirasek, 199 Die Engel in den grünen Kugeln - Alexander Kröger, 216 Sturm zwischen Euphrat und Tigris - Elisabeth Hartenstein, 217 Korsar Triplex - Paul d lvoi, 218 Letzter Kampf in Olympia - Dieter Müller, 219 Abrechnung am Klosterfriedhof - Dietmar Beetz, 190 Die fünf Sou des Herrn Lavarede - Paul d Ivoi, 191 Der zerbrochene Speer - Horst Jäger, 184 Die mysteriöse Quittung - Gunar Cirulis, 185 Das Geheimnis der Sonnensteine - Michael Szameit, 186 Der Geist des Nasreddin Effendi - Alexander Kröger, 187 Mordsache Klembke Kriminalerzählungen - Heinz Beck (Buchdeckel vorne mit einem Fleck), 188 Heimkehr der Indios - Eduard Klein, 189 Inspektion Raumsicherheit - Karl-Heinz Tuschel, 211 Lautlos im Orbit - Klaus Frühauf (Titelseite mit einem Bibliotheks-Stempel), 179 Energie für Centaur - Alexander Kröger, 180 Im Auftrag des Kalife [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Across the River and Into the Trees

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons,, 1950. Octavo. Publisher&#39;s presentation binding of blue cloth, titles and horizontal ruling to spine and author&#39;s name to upper board gilt. In a blue half morocco solander box. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, one of only 24 copies in the presentation binding. With a hand-written note tipped-in on the rear free endpaper signed by Charles Scribner and listing the differences between this copy and the later first trade edition.

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        ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES

      Charles Scribner`s Sons. New York. 1950. PRESENTATION ISSUE, PRECEDING THE FIRST U.S. EDITION. With Scribner logo and letter A on verso of title page. One of just 24 copies, each bound in dark blue buckram with gilt lettering and ruling to the spine. Hemingway&#39;s signature reproduced in gilt on the front board. No dustwrapper was issued for this advance edition. Tipped in to the last page is a typed list of errors found on three text pages, and beneath this a hand written note, signed by Charles Scribner. " This is one of 24 copies, bound in a different cloth from the regular edition and has the above errors in the pages which were caught and corrected after 24 sheets had been run. Hemingway & I have given these 24 copies to friends - none were sold. - Charles Scribner.". A fine copy with the gilt still bright and the corners sharp. Housed in a half dark blue morocco clam-shell box. Spine with raised bands, compartments ruled and lettered in gilt.Blue cloth on boards. Scarce.

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        Collection of letters, drafts, and research notes. Manuscripts, page proofs, etc., in Portuguese.

      , , @1880s-1950s. - Written in Dantas's small but legible hand. About 725 leaves dating from the 1880s to the 1950s, with concentrations in the late 1880s and 1930s to 1940s. Includes many notes scribbled on the back of letters, typed copy, page proofs, etc. Most 8º, but ranging from 7 x 7 cm. to folio size., Overall in good to very good condition. ---- Physician, playwright, poet, journalist, diplomat and academic, Júlio Dantas (Lagos, 1876-Lisbon, 1962) remains one of the best-known modern Portuguese writers. @A ceia dos cardeaes, his most popular work, went through 48 editions from 1902 to 1962, with translations into French, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, English, German, Swiss, Danish, and Japanese. Its influence may also be judged by the fact that Campos Ferreira Lima lists no fewer than 49 parodies of it. The opening salvo of the Portuguese Modernist movement was José de Almada Negreiros's @Manifesto anti-Dantas (1915), an exceedingly rare work. Almost the entire edition of this ferocious attack was said to have been purchased and then destroyed by Júlio Dantas. Son of a military officer, Dantas attended Lisbon's Colégio Militar, then studied medicine at the University of Lisbon. He served as a physician in the Portuguese army, specializing in psychiatry. In 1893 he published his first article, in @Novidades. His first book of verse, @Nada, appeared in 1896; his first play, @O que morreu de amor, was staged in 1899. Numerous dramas and novels on historical subjects followed, the most famous of which was @A ceia dos cardeaes (The Cardinals' Supper), 1902. His @A Severa was made into the first Portuguese film with sound in 1931.Dantas was also a prominent public figure, as Inspector das Bibliotecas Eruditas e Arquivos (1912), president of the Academia das Ciências de Lisboa (1922), minister of Education (1920), minister of Foreign Affairs (1921-1922, 1923), and ambassador to Brazil (1941-1949).This collection falls into 7 parts:Part A: Material from Dantas's years at the Real Colegio Militar, ca. 1888Part B: Dramatic worksPart C: Essays, speeches, booksPart D: Clippings and page proofsPart E: Notes and articles for researchPart F: Miscellaneous items by Dantas, including curricula vitaePart G: Mementoes, official documents, etc.Part A: Material from Dantas's years at the Real Colegio Militar, ca. 18881. Letters from Julio to his parents: 9 letters, 32 ll. total, including one dated December 12, 1888, reporting on an accident with an olive pit that required medical intervention.2. Two school exams, 1884 and 1885. 2 ll.3. Poem in manuscript, "Pedi-t'um beijo." 1 leaf.4. Draft of a short story, main character Miguel Maurs. 2 ll.5. Small pencil sketch of a castle, signed Julio Dantas.6. Visiting card inscribed to his mother, with "Alumno do Real Collegio Militar" printed on it.Part B: Dramatic works1. Untitled play, copied neatly in red & black, but the final 5 ll. are partly in pencil and appear to be a working draft. 16 ll., 4to. Characters include Leonor, Pergolini, Monsenhor, and others.2. Untitled play, copied neatly in red & black, a few corrections. 35 ll., 4to. Characters include Leonor, Pergolini, and others.3. "Terra da Vera Cruz," play in 4 acts, each act stitched separately. Copied in red & black. 52 ll., large folio. Act III includes a sketch for the set.4. Untitled play ("Os tutores da menina"on envelope that follows this notebook). 46 ll., 4to notebook with blue wrappers, marbled edges. Characters include Capuleto, Paris, Madona, Bianca, Julieta, Romeu, and others.Part C: Essays, speeches, booksNote: Most of these are not listed in "Julio Dantas, curriculum vitae, bibliographie, projection internationale de son oeuvre," Lisbon: Académie des Sciences, 1950. Chances are they were published in newspapers, if at all.1. "Futuristas," with mention of Picasso and Eduardo Vianna. A few minor corrections. 10 ll. Mentions date 1900.2. Essay on psychiatry. 6 ll., working copy. Mentions the World War.3. Essay addressed to Illmo. Sr. Dr. Giu[?]tal [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Across the river and into the trees

      New York, Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons,, 1950. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Printing.

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        Mort à Crédit

      Fréderic Chambriand, Paris 1950 - 518 pages, 21 X 15 cm Exemplaire sur papier courant première réédition d&#146;après guerre due à Frédéric Monnier. Dans une demi reliure dos cuir rouge, à 4 nerfs lettrage doré, plats et gardes papier marbré rouge, la couverture n&#146;a pas été conservée, dos légèrement passé, quelques traces de frottement, une petite fente, moins d&#146;un centimètre en tête et en queue du mors du premier plat, la couverture n&#146;a pas été conservée. Envoi à Madame Dubuc qui fut une amie et parfois la secrétaire d&#146;Albert Paraz. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Across the River and into the Trees

      1950. Hardcover. Fine. First Printing of the First British Edition, precedes the American edition by four days. Book in fine condition; and in near fine dust jacket, with a couple short, closed tears, and light edge wear to corners.

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        Le scaphandrier des rêves.

      Glm 1950 - - Glm, Paris 1950, 16x22,5cm, en feuilles. - Edition originale, un des 10 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Renage, tirage de tête. Ouvrage illustré de 12 collages originaux de Max Bucaille. Préface de J. Laude. Plats très légèrement et marginalement passés sans aucune gravité, sinon rare et bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Across The River and Into the Woods

      Charles Scribner's and Sons, New York 1950 - What can I say, it's Hemingway. Book in near fine condition with slight fading to spine. Book clean and square with minor fading to top edge. Repaired jacket is VG with slight chipping along extremities and front fold. Top of spine is quite frayed and two large chips.Jacket is unclipped($3.00), with minor shelf wear to back of jacket. Mylar protected. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Across the River and Into the Trees

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1950 - First Edition, First Printing - colophon and letter "A" on copyright page. Near Fine black cloth with gold spine titles. Book is tight and bright with no fading to spine. Very Good dust jacket is bright with original price of $3.00 intact. No fading to spine which shows the yellow title background of the first printing. Wear to jacket at spine ends. Small piece missing from jacket at foot of spine, it has been "fixed" with black magic marker by a previous owner. Since that part of the DJ is black, the "fix" isn't nearly as bad as it sounds. Overall, a bright and attractive copy of the First Edition, First Printing. No previous ownership marks or bookplates. Hemingway's last full length novel published in his lifetime. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES

      Charles Scribner`s Sons. New York.,1950. FIRST U.S. EDITION. 8vo. With Scribner logo and letter A on verso of title page. Fine, bright copy bound in recent half dark blue morocco, raised bands, box style double ruling, gilt. Original publishers cloth, with Hemingway's facsimile signature stamped in gilt on the front panel, on boards. A lovely copy.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Candide

      Editions Du Rameau d'Or, Paul Cotinaud, Paris - S.D. (1950). In-12, en feuilles sous couverture illustrée rempliée, dans un double emboitage de l'éditeur. 55 illustrations de Henry Lemarié, coloriées au pochoir dans l'atelier de Maurice Beaufumé. Tirage limité à 1200 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches à la forme (N° 56). Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Original conceptual for THE NEW YORKER magazine cover, signed with artist's initial M

      n.p, ca. mid-1950s - Original watercolor cover conception, prepared for evaluation by the magazine's art editor. Writing in The New Yorker of December 15, 1997, Lee Lorenz, the magazine's art editor from 1973-93 and subsequently cartoon editor, noted: "Julian De Miskey, the artist who signed his work M, was one of the most prolific and resourceful of the first wave of New Yorker artists. He did spots, cartoons, and covers, and helped create the decorative style of The Talk of the Town-" All New Yorker original covers and conceptuals are sought after, and the market is growing, especially for such quality work as De Miskey's (NEW YORKER) Image 11-3/4 x 8-1/2 inches, matted and framed to 20 x 16-1/2 inches overall. Watercolor on paper of Wagnerian hero facing mouse. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        La Chroniques des Paquier.

      Albert Guillot, Paris 1950 - DUHAMEL, Georges - BRAYER - LOUPPE - LEMAGNY - MARTY - PICART LE DOUX - BARRET - GRAU SALA - BERTHOMME SAINT-ANDRE - STEINLEN - DE MANCEAUX.La Chroniques des Paquier. Albert Guillot, Paris. 1950.10 volumes en feuilles in-8 ( 220x180 mm ) sous couverture rempliée. Sous étui et chemise cartonnés, titre en vert sur dos de la chemise.Tome I. Le Notaire du Havre. Illustrations de Yves Brayer.Tome II. Le jardin des bêtes sauvages. Illustrations de marguerite Louppe.Tome III. Vue de la terre promise. Eaux-fortes originales de Paul Lemagny.Tome IV. La nuit de Saint-Jean. Illustrations de André -E. Marty.Tome V. Le désert de Bièvres. Illustrations de Ch. Picart Le Doux.Tome VI. Les Maîtres. Gravures originales de Gaston Barret.Tome VII. Cécile parmi nous. Illustrations de Grau-Sala.Tome VIII. Le combat contre les ombres. Gravures originales de Berthommé Saint-André.Tome IX. Suzanne et les jeunes hommes. Illustrations de A.-D. Steinlen.Tome X. La passion de Joseph Pasquier. Gravures originales de Patrick De Manceaux.On y joint : Chronique de Pasquier. Au temps des Pasquier. Union Latine d'Editions. Paris. 1951. In-8 broché ( 245x195 mm ) sous couverture rempliée de 180 pages. Illustrations de Berthold Mahn. Illustrés modernes

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