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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]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        Across the river and into the trees

      New York, Charles Scribner'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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mort à Crédit

      Fréderic Chambriand, Paris 1950 - 518 pages, 21 X 15 cm Exemplaire sur papier courant première réédition d’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’a pas été conservée, dos légèrement passé, quelques traces de frottement, une petite fente, moins d’un centimètre en tête et en queue du mors du premier plat, la couverture n’a pas été conservée. Envoi à Madame Dubuc qui fut une amie et parfois la secrétaire d’Albert Paraz. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D'un livre l'autre]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      Jonathan Cape, London 1950 - Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. English issue precedes by 4 days the American. Artwork by Hans Tisdall; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 254 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Oshtemo Book Sellers]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Good Books In The Woods, IOBA]
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      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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      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]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Paraclet]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie FAUGUET]
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        Studio per cartello informativo turistico.

      - Studio per cartello informativo turistico presso una fontana alle porte della città di Rovereto, eseguito negli anni 1950-52, secondo il parere del dott. Maurizio Scudiero che ne conferma oralmente l’autenticità. Per realizzare questo disegno, Depero utilizzò una pagina del libro "I dopolavoro aziendali in Italia" del 1938; si tratta della pagina "Vercelli". Si vende in cornice. Formato: Disegno, matita e china su carta, 30x28 cm. Molto buono.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Fleurs du Mal par Charles Baudelaire. 20 ilustraciones para Spleen et Ideal grabados en madera de Victor Delhez

      Buenos Aires : Editorial Guillermo Kraft 1950 - ~ Complete portfolio consisting of a set of 20 woodcuts, 1950, with title, justification and 1 frontispiece with a linoleum cut of Baudelaire's self-portrait, 8 pages of bilingual text (Spanish and French) by Oliverio de Allende, the plates printed and signed in pencil by the artist, with full margins, the justification sheet signed in pencil by the artist and numbered from a total edition of 220, published by Editorial Guillermo Kraft, Buenos Aires, Argentina, all in a smooth cardboard sleeve. Size approx. 30cm x 23cm. Overall 41cm x 31cm. Size of portfolio 43cm x 32 cm. ~ 8 pages of bilingual text + 20 woodcuts ~ A Fine set of prints ~ LANGUAGE: Français & Español / Additional images available/ [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Lirolay]
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        Collection of 3 Scientology Handbooks]. Dianetics. The Modern Science of Mental Health. FIRST EDITION. With: Hand Book for Preclears. FIRST EDITION. With: Self Analysis: A Simple Self-Help Volume of Tests and Processes. FIRST EDITION

      Hermitage House (et al.) 1950-1951, New York - Together 3 volumes. Ad. 1: FIRST EDITION, original dust jacket (somewhat worn; preserved in mylar sleeve), pp. 256-257 browned on account of an old newspaper clipping (see below). Ad 2: FIRST EDITION, 2nd issue, with the word "Scientology" on cover; original wrappers (somewhat soiled from use); with the folding Hubbard chart of attitudes. Ad 3: FIRST EDITION, 1st issue in green wrappers (2nd issue is in white wrappers); text browned as commonly, wrappers somewhat soiled from use; two die-cut paper roundels laid in (one printed, the other MS) Highly curious assemblage of First Edition Scientology books with an intriguing provenance: WILLIAM LINDSAY GRESHAM (1909-1962), acclaimed and reviled author of the extremely weird and wonderful "Nightmare Alley" (1946), one of the finest, and surely one of the most grotesque American Noir thrillers. The story, arranged in 22 chapters according to the major arcana of the Tarot, concerns a carnival of twisted carny hucksters. The book (the author's first) appalled yet enthralled contemporary readers. Alan Prendergast praises the work, while at the same time declaring that "It is the only novel I have ever encountered that made me feel *unclean* by the time I had finished it [.] Nightmare Alley offers an elaborately conceived and well-executed plot and structure -- the primary virtues of solid genre fiction -- in the service of a searing vision of humanity's capacity for betrayal and self-deception [.] The novel is a high-wire act that takes crime writing to a dark and lonely place, a journey that makes the more typically hardboiled efforts of Chandler, Hammett, Cain or McCoy seem almost sunny in comparison" (SOURCE: "One Man's Nightmare: The Noir Journey of William Lindsay Gresham," Writers Chronicle, Vol. 38, no. 6, Summer 2006, pp. 14-15). The film rights were almost instantly sold to Hollywood, and in 1947 emerged one of the great American noir films of all time. Prendergrast states that "Gresham came to regard the instant success of his book as a personal catastrophe -- one of those noir moments in which the hero finally attains the glittering object of his desire, only to find out it's a cheap brass ring." After the success of Nightmare Alley, Gresham's life and career took a seemingly irreversible turn for the worse, and with wanton abandon he descended into a real-time nightmare alley of his own: alcoholism, flagrant infidelity, and violence. By 1948 he was nearly bankrupt (financially and psychologically) despite attempts at Christianity and Alcoholics Anonymous. * Enter L. Ron Hubbard, the science fiction writer who had visited Gresham at his home in upstate New York. Gresham became an early enthusiast of Hubbard's "Dianetics," the 1950 self-help book. "Gresham's letters of the time are laced with Scientology jargon about getting 'lock chains scanned off and engrams reduced' and having 'my service facsimiles run off by experts.' Although he later renounced dianetics as the kind of hokum the Great Stanton might have perpetrated, his temporary immersion in Hubbard's ideas drove yet another wedge between him and his wife, Joy Davidman" (Pendergrast, p. 18). Therefore it was a moment of "noir" Anagnorisis when we discovered an old newspaper clipping about Davidman's second novel "Weeping Bay" (1950) loosely inserted into the very copy of "Dianetics" that served to alienate the estranged couple even further. It is not without interest that 1950 marks the publication date of "Dianetics" and the year Davidman began her vigorous correspondence with C.S. Lewis, whom she would marry after her inevitable divorce from Gresham. * The present volumes, all present here in First Edition, and all containing annotations by Gresham, appear to be the only record of his failed efforts in Scientology. The Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College, designated repository of the Gresham papers, does not possess any of his correspondence with L. Ron Hubbard; nor is there anything relating to Gresham's involv [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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        The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, 1950; Prince Caspian, 1951; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, 1952; The Silver Chair, 1953; The Horse and His Boy, 1954; The Magician's Nephew, 1955; The Last Battle, 1956

      Geoffrey Bles and The Bodley Head - 1956 1950 - all FIRST EDITIONS, first impressions, with illustrations in colour and black & white by Pauline Baynes, 7 volumes Complete, sm.8vo. handsomely and recently bound in half crimson red morocco gilt, gilt lines either side of raised bands, spines lettered in gilt, date in gilt at foot of spines, matching cloth sides with gilt lines, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, the original double-page coloured map endpapers preserved and bound in at the ends where called for, the whole set presented in a matching soft lined cloth slip-case with ribbon, photos sent upon request A beautiful leather bound set, some leaves professionally cleaned, a few leaves with blank corner creased, edges of the map endpaper preserved in 'The Silver Chair' with brown marks otherwise a fine clean set of these childrens books, no inscriptions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Kirkman Ltd ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Original Photograph of Louella Parsons [At the Opera]

      Silver print; 11 x 14?; inscribed, legibly, but in dark ink on a dark background, ?To Jimmy/ Weegee.? With the photographer?s address stamp, ?Arthur (Weegee) Fellig? on the verso. With a two page typed letter (November 31 [sic] 1950), signed, corrected and with a long postscript in the photographer?s hand. Weegee writes Los Angeles Herald-Examiner columnist Jimmy Starr regarding his promotional tour for his photographs and a 16 mm film, ?...I photographed places that have never been photographed before...inside JAILS...BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE STRIP TEASERS...I will devote my time to my new book ?ONLY HUMAN? which will be published next summer...It will only make my former book ?The Naked City?...look like a fairy story for little kiddies.? He notes that he is enclosing the above photo and two others. Aside from a minor surface crease in the print, excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1950. Hardcover. Spines sunned with very mild rubbing to tips. Slipcase with usual wear and wrinkling but still quite sturdy. Near Fine in a Very Good slipcase. Two volumes bound in half red linen and pictorial boards. Designed by Bruce Rogers and printed in red and black with one book measuring 18-1/2" x 13-1/2" (a "miniature book" for Brobdingnagians) and the other 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" (an "elephant folio" for Lilliputans). Both volumes ingeniously slipcased in one box. Each is copy #709 of 1500, and each is SIGNED by the designer with his initials. One of the more imaginatively designed books of the press. Form letter from publisher George Macy laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Aviation Magazine (n° 1 au n° 457 sauf les numéros 66 et 314 à 321)

      Impression commerciale du Maine libre 1950 - In-4, (31x25 cm), broché, couverture illustrée, 454 numéros de cette très belle série quasiment complète, du n° 1 au n° 457 sauf les numéros 66 et 314 à 321, joint les numéros 463, 467, 599, 601 604 et 610 soit 454 numéros, parution bimensuelle ; menues rousseurs, assez bel état dans l'ensemble. Aviation magazine [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Vogue Magazine (American), January 1950 - Original Erwin Blumenfeld "Doe Eye" Cover Featuring Jean Patchett

      New York: Conde Nast. Single Issue Magazine. 164 pages. The original "Doe Eye" issue. Unmarked with moderate wear. Minor loss at each end of back strip. A high-quality copy of this iconic masterpiece. . Very Good. 1950. First Edition.

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        Railway Age. Magazine - July 29, 1950.

      Orange, Simmons-Boardman, 1950.. 66 pp, 4°, Softcover/Paperback traces of use, Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, sonst jedoch antiquarisch gut erhaltenes Exemplar, K3829.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel Ei]
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        Railway Age. Magazine - July 1, 1950.

      Orange, Simmons-Boardman, 1950.. 90 pp, 4°, Softcover/Paperback traces of use, Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, sonst jedoch antiquarisch gut erhaltenes Exemplar, K3829.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel Ei]
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        Poemes de Charles d'Orleans

      Teriade Editeur Verve 1950 - One of the original sets of 1200 lithograph copies of Matisse’s original, which was done in color pencil and crayon. The text is a selection of Charles’ poems that Matisse wrote out in hand in French. He then added fleur de lis decorations and hand drawn borders, all in various colors. Slightly more than 100 pages and more than 50 original lithographs, loose in sets of four pages each, housed in illustrated wrappers. A beautiful set with only slight offsetting on some internal pages. The acetate protector on the wrappers is yellowed and has a closed tear bottom left of front cover. Signed by Matisse in pencil on the limitation page. This is copy number 778. The protective cardboard box is in Poor condition, soiled and faded, with splits at the seams and one long, folding flap detached. Even though the number produced was large, intact copies are quite rare – presumably because many copies were broken and sold separately as single Matisse lithographs. This production is widely considered one of the most important illustrated books ever done. Included is a note from M. J. Royer, Antiquarian Bookseller and Gallery of Fine and Applied Arts, Los Angeles, to “Mrs. Tarr” stating that he has located this copy in Europe. The note is dated Dec. 4, 1958; additionally there is an Invoice for the purchase dated 14 Feb. ’59. Special shipping will be required at extra cost. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Lone Woodcock

      n.p., ca. 1950? - A. Lassell Ripley (1896-1969), studied art in Boston, was a student of Frank Benson, and after a stint of teaching drawing at the Harvard School of Architecture, devoted himself to a career in art. He illustrated five books for The Derrydale Press, was an accomplished landscape and portrait painter, and was widely known for his sporting etchings and watercolors of upland shooting scenes. Ripley's woodcock prints are scarce; this is a particularly choice example Image 8-1/2 x 13-3/4 inches, matted and framed to 14-1/2 x 19 inches overall. Drypoint etching of a woodcock in flight above a marshy covert, signed by the artist in pencil in lower right, and titled in pencil lower left. Fine. Siegel, pp. 220-1 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Typed signed personal letter (TSL) May 13, 1950 inscribed and signed by William Lyon MacKenzie King

      William Lyon MacKenzie King, Ottawa 1950 - 20.3cm x 25.5 cm (8 x 10 inches) folded to 20.3cm x 12.5cm (8 x 5 inches) but flat as it is now. Typed 2pp personal letter dated May 13, 1950 on Laurier House letterhead, (TSL) hand-written salutation and inscription and signature Billy (William Lyon MacKenzie King ). Letter had been torn and repaired using Japanese mulberry and silk fibre paper. In very good condition otherwise. A scarce to rare personal signed and inscribed document to Canada's longest serving Prime Minister., Letter to Mrs. Mary Scott, 82 South Drive, Toronto, Ont. A friend of his parents and whom he had previous personal correspondence with before and after this. WLKM had very few friends and family and rarely showed his private side in public which makes these type of personal communications insightful and rare. Highly collectable., WLMK, a man of many faces and names ó Willie, Rex, Mackenzie, Billyó His mother referred to him as "Billy". Called "Billy" by his classmates - a member of the class of '95 at University of Toronto. "He may want to be a politician one day," his friend Oscar Rumpal contributed, "but if you meet Billy in a fist fight you''ll know why we call The Rebel" quoted from William Lyon Mackenzie King: p.14, Dreams and Shadows By Lian Goodall.Part of the contents makes reference to address given by Leonard Walker Brockington in connection with the Opening of Mackenzie House (William Lyon Mackenzie, his grandfather), 82 Bond Street, Toronto. Tuesday, May 9th, 1950. To quote MacKenzie King from this letter, "It was one of the finest speeches to which I have listened. I thought often how my father and mother would have rejoiced in listening to it, and their parents before them" Brockington was Special Assistant to Prime Minister Mackenzie King from 1939 to 1942 as a a special advisor to Mackenzie King's war cabinet. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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        Simple Speaks His Mind

      Simon & Schuster, New York 1950 - Cloth in mylar protected dust-jacket. 231 pages. Boldly INSCRIBED by Hughes, in his characteristic green ink, on front free endpaper: "For [previous owner],/Sincerely,/Langston Hughes [signed]." An exceptionally clean, tight copy in a fine, price-clipped, jacket [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books & Bidders, Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR A Novel by George Orwell

      London: Secker & Warburg. Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1950. First Edition; Third Printing. Hardcover. Third Printing. Green cloth cover has very light wear caps. Spine and edges of cloth cover are slightly faded in color. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight and pages are clean. Front flyleaf has signature in ink. Dust jacket has publisher's price of 10s. DJ is in Good+ condition with very light chipping at edges of spine and is protected by a clear Brodart cover. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Conan The Conqueror, The Sword Of Conan, King Conan, The Coming Of Conan, Conan The Barbarian, Tales Of Conan, The Return Of Conan : Seven Volumes .

      Gnome Press 1950 - .Hardcovers, seven volumes, all in dust jackets. All are first editions; all are first printings. The complete Gnome Press Conan. "Conqueror" is vg to vg+ due to library stamp on rear free endpaper and a few date stamps on second rear endpaper (no other indication of ex-library), a bit or corner wear, slightly dusty edges, a bit of light damp stain to the bottom of the boards, in a vg+ to near fine condition unclipped dust jacket with a slight bit of spine fade; the jacket is from a warehouse find some years ago; "Sword" is vg+ or better with a hint of rubbing to the boards, in an unclipped vg to vg+ dust jacket with some edge and corner wear; "King" is close to near fine with slightly dusty top edge, in an unclipped vg+ dust jacket; "Coming" is close to near fine with slightly dusty edges, in an unclipped vg+ dust jacket; "Barbarian" is vg+ with slight corner wear, in an unclipped vg- dust jacket due to edge and corner ships as well as medium size chips to the ends of the spine; "Tales" vg+ to near fine with previous owner bookplate on the inside of the front cover, in an unclipped, vg+ dust jacket with some very light edge and corner chipping, inscibed to previous owner by L. Sprague De Camp on the title page; "Return" is vg+ with small mark on front free endpaper and slightly dusty edges, in an unclipped, vg+ dust jacket. . . [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Terry Nudds]
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        Across the River and Into the Trees

      New York: Charles Scribners 1950 - First edition, advance issue. Dark blue cloth with gilt stamping, one of 25 copies bound for presentation. Signed and inscribed by Hemingway three weeks prior to publication: "For Ben Meyer / from his friend / Ernest Hemingway. / Havana 21/8/50". With original letter and envelope, from Mary Hemingway to Ben Meyer, on Finca Vigia San Francisco de Paula Cuba stationery. Book is lightly bumped to lower corners, else an extremely bright and fine copy. Housed in a custom folding leather and cloth case lettered and ruled in gilt. Ben Meyer was a journalist who traveled to Cuba to interview Hemingway about his latest novel, Across the River and Into the Trees. In the article, Meyer quotes Hemingway as being very pleased with his new work, and describes Hemingway’s house (Finca Vigia, Lookout Farm) and his daily activities. Published first in the Kansas City Star on 10 September, 1950, Meyer’s article celebrates the publication of Across the River, a book Hemingway himself stated "is about love and death, happiness and sorrow and the town of Venice. I really fired all the barrels on this one." Meyer stayed in contact with the Hemingways, as evidenced in the letter to him from Mary Hemingway, dated 1958, thanking him for photos he sent to her of her hometown, Bemidji, MN. Conversations with Ernest Hemingway, Bruccoli, 1986. Originally published serially in Cosmopolitan from February - June 1950, Across the River and Into the Trees tells the story of American Colonel Richard Cantwell during the last day of his life as he recalls his experiences in war and love as a younger man in Venice. Hemingway took the title of this novel from the last words of General Thomas J. ("Stonewall") Jackson, quoted on page 307: "Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees." Like much of his writing, this novel is highly autobiographical. Also in typical Hemingway fashion, Across the River utilizes the Iceberg Theory, in which the true essence of the story is not expressly said in the plot but rather is meant to be inferred. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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      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'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.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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      AUX EDITIONS DU RAMEAU D' OR, PARIS 1950 - 12 volumes brochés au format in-4 , couvertures rempliées , ouvrages illustrés de reproduction d' aquarelles originales par Jacques TOUCHET , tirage à 1200 ex. numérotés sur vélin , 1 des 200 comprenant une aquarelle originale et une suite de 12 aquarelles en couleurs non retenues pour l' édition , une déchirure de 1,5 cm au haut de l' aquarelle originale sans manque , quelques coiffes légèrement frottées , autrement bons exemplaires .

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        Original Artwork Entitled "Soledad"

      1950. Original, oil on canvas, framed by the artist. 17" x 23". Painted while in Mexico, it is signed, "R.J.E." and dated by the artist, 1950. From the artist's recollection, it was on display in Mexico in a one-man show in the Gallery Arte Moderno in 1951. Richard J. Ericson (1922-2010.) was a fine artist who lived, worked, and taught art in Long Island, NY, where he is well known, particularly on the North shore. He had his art displayed in gallerys from Mexico City, where he resided 1949-1953, to the Art Center in Cold Spring Harbor, NY. And yes, the artist was my father, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.. Fine. Illus. by Ericson, Richard J..

      [Bookseller: Books from the Crypt]
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        Fairy Tales and Legends

      Cobden-Sanderson Ltd, London 1950 - Bound by Bayntun in full polished calf, gilt framed, elaborate spine gilt with floral design, gilt-stamped maroon title label, gilt to inner borders, all edges gilt. Marbled endpages. Illustrated throughout with the woodcuts by Whistler. A beautiful copy. Handsome on the shelf. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Mémoires. 1734 - Extraits - 1755

      Gilbert Jeune, Paris, [1950] - Colour frontispieces and plates, black-and-white illustrations, by Brunelleschi One of 3,000 numbered copies on vélin de Condat Two volumes Large 8vo Fine copy in original tissue dust-wrappers (one slightly marked), uncut and partly unopened, in somewhat marked and rubbed slipcase Wrappers with colour vignettes and decorations by Brunelleschi [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        Restoration Love Songs. With decorations by Rex Whistler.

      Preston Herts: The Cupid Press 1950 - Limited edition, no. 248 of 660 copies, 8vo, xx, 153, (3) pp, with a folding coloured frontispiece and 6 black and white plates, marbled endpapers, finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full scarlet morocco, maroon spine label, t.e.g., a fine copy. Including work by 42 poets, as well as anonymous verse, including Aphra Benn, John Dryden, Thomas Otway, Matthew Prior and the Earl of Rochester.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        Archive of Drafts of Letters and Documents relating to Saroyan's separation and divorce from his wife Carol Marcus, and her affair with cartoonist Al Capp

      [New York], 1949-1950 - A Saroyan archive of essential biographical importance. In 1943, Armenian- American author William Saroyan, at the peak of his success and fame, married the 17-year-old socialite Carol Marcus. They had two children, Aram (b. 1943) and Lucy (b. 1946), but by 1949, as this archive painfully documents, the marriage was clearly breaking up. In July 1949, the couple agreed to separate; in September of that year they divorced; and Marcus, as a letter here reveals, began an affair will the cartoonist Al Capp. Eventually, Saroyan and Marcus remarried in 1951, but they quickly divorced again in 1952. This archive contains the following letters and documents relating to the marriage and its break-up: 1. Several typed and carbon drafts of Saroyan's request for annulment of the marriage, with several autograph corrections and insertions by Saroyan. The essential ground of the complaint was Saroyan's assertion that Marcus deceived him as to her origins, and pretended to be the daughter of a Catholic couple from Long Island, of Scottish, and French-Russian descent, rather than the illegitimate daughter of a Jewish mother, as she later admitted. 14 pages in all 2. Carbon copy of the separation agreement of July 1949. 6 pages. 3. Draft Typed Letter signed to Al Capp, Jan. 8, 1950. 3pp., with several autograph corrections. 4. Draft of the same letter. 1 page 5. Another draft of the same letter. 1 page. 6. Carbon copy of the final letter to Capp, Jan 8, 1950. 4 pages. A painful and moving letter to Capp regarding Capp's affair with Marcus, a warning to Capp that Marcus had a psychopathic personality ("she tells lies and believes them, makes false accusations, and lives in a world of fantasy"); and his belief that Capp is "wittingly or unwittingly helping this woman to plunge deeper and deeper into a life of fantasy which must eventually bring her to the urgent need of hospitalization, and to her children terrible suffering and heartache -" Carol Marcus later married the actor Walter Matthau; Aram Saroyan became a writer in his own right; and Lucy Saroyan became an actress 4to. In all, 29 pp. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Noces. 10e édition. Dedication copy, signed and inscribed.

      Paris, Gallimard, 1950. - 91 pp., 2 ff. Original wrappers. 8vo. (= Les essais XXXIX). - To the Italian left-wing intellectuals Miriam and Nicola Chiaromonte: "à Myriam et Nicola | ces premières [NOCES] jamais rompues avec l'affectueux souvenir de leur ami | Albert Camus". - "Noces" was first published in Algiers in 1938 in a very small press-run. - Untrimmed copy; edges slightly browned, few traces of handling, spine somewhat damaged. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      *** 1950 - R100005003: 1 peinture sur miroir de 51 x 70 cm, représentant deux personanges entourés de nuages. Incription "Early March" en bas à gauche du miroir et "1919" en bas à droite. Miroir encadré, cadre blanc de 57 x 75 cm. . Bon état Classification : 900-Oeuvres Originales

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
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        The Miraculous Fish of Domingo Gonzales

      W.W. Norton, New York 1950 - 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'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. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        THE GRASS IS SINGING. Signed.

      Michael Joseph, London 1950 - First Edition of Lessing's first novel neatly Signed by her to the title-page. A very good copy in faded red cloth, (as is usual), yellow titles to the spine in a very good 2nd issue supplied dustwrapper which has been marginally trimmed about an 1/8". A vivid blend of Lessing's imaginative vision and her own memories of early childhood. An important book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Fleurs dans un Vase

      Mourlot, Paris 1950 - Affiche pour l'exposition L'homme au mouton à Vallauris en 1950. Lithographie originale. Tirage à 750 exemplaires. Czwiklitzer 5, Bloch 674. Format papier 62 X 48 cm, illustration 30,3 X 25 cm. Epreuve avant la lettre sur Arches.

      [Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine]
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      S.n., Paris 1950 - EDITION ORIGINALE de cette plaquette publiée à l¿initiative du peintre Christian d¿Orgeix. Textes de Nora Mitrani, Gisèle Prassinos, Jehan Mayoux, Jean Brun, André Pieyre de Mandiargues, Jacques de Caso et Yves Bonnefoy. 25 illustrations de Bellmer dont un autoportrait en frontispice et vingt-quatre reproductions de photographies et ¿uvres sur papier réalisées entre 1934 et 1950. Tirage 400 exemplaires. Un des 300 sur papier du Marais [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        Strangers on a Train.

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1950 - First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original cloth. Light wear to the spine tips, else near fine in a very good dust jacket that shows some of the endemic fading to the spine panel. Inscribed by the author. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Very rare signed and inscribed. "For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith" (Time). The success of Strangers on a Train allowed Highsmith to quit "hack" writing for magazines and devote her energies full time to fiction. "Her books evoke a quiet tension, a persistent apprehension, which is all the more terrifying and suspenseful for its aura of plausibility" (Vinson, 643-44). It was adapted as a film in 1951, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Farley Granger and Ruth Roman. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        If I Ran the Zoo

      Random House 1950 - NY: Random House, 1950. First Edition. Folio - about 12" tall. Original glazed picture covered boards. All first issue points, including 200/200 price on dj flap and no mention of later titles on dj or book. Book near fine (signed by previous owner on title page), in very good (drawing on mouth of illustration on front cover) dust jacket. DJ flap price reads "200/200." Comes in specially made custom cloth slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Strike Through the Mask! New Lyrical Poems

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1950 - First edition. Faint tidemark at the bottom of the pages, a good only copy in good plus dustwrapper with several modest chips and tears. Inscribed by Viereck (who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry the year before for his book *Terror and Decorum*) to fellow Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks (who won in 1950 for *Annie Allen*): "To Gwendolyn Brooks with gratitude and admiration for her art. Peter Viereck." While by no means a "condition copy," a very notable association. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Typed Letter Signed

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

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

      Geoffrey Bles, London 1950 - FIRST EDITION in ORIGINAL DUST JACKET of the first book of Lewis's celebrated Narnia Chronicles. With colored frontispiece and illustrations throughout. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1950. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book with fading to spine and edges, rare dust jacket in outstanding condition, extremely clean and bright with only usual toning to spine illustration, small chip at top of spine, and internal tape reinforcement to spine ends. One of the nicest copies we've seen, particularly rare without any color restoration. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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