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      Pictograph Press, Santa Fe 1950 - Octavo. 18pp. Stapled wrappers in dust jacket. 8 original color block prints illustrating various Indian dances (including a block print on the front cover). Hand type-set and printed on double-leaves, this scarce original edition on Indian ceremonial dances in the Southwest depicts the typical dances most frequently seen in New Mexico: Corn, Eagle, Basket, Buffalo, Deer, Comanche, Matachina. Includes a calendar of annual pueblo dances and a bibliography at the rear. Minor wear to extremities and hint of soiling to covers otherwise near fine. The artistic block prints are bright and colorful. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books, ABAA]
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      Theodore Brun Limited 1950 - 1st 1950. Slightly better than very good condition with no wrapper. The author was the wife of the famous mountaineer Eric Shipton. The book tells of her life and adventures with Eric in Kashgar in central Asia. Plum leather binding. Gilt titles and vignette to front. Limited to 150 copies. B/w photos. Copy no. 61. Name in ink to verso of front endpaper else contents fine. Spine and top edge of rear cover faded. Complete with page marker. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        Les enfants terribles. Dessins de Nancy Gräffe.

      - Paris, Richard-Masse, 1950, cartoné original, 110 págs. incluso 11 láminas + 5 h. + 1 dibujo original + 22 láminas sobre papel color gris. (Tirada de 325 ejemplares. Ejemplar nº VIII de una tirada de 10 en papel "Grand Velin d Arches", numerados de I a X, con una suite doble de grabados sobre papel color gris y un dibujo original. En rama con cubiertas y estuche en cartoné original)

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        Luci del Varietà. Grande manifesto originale di 1 metro x 2. Il manifesto si compone di 2 fogli.

      Luci del Varietà è un film del 1950 diretto dai registi Federico Fellini e Alberto Lattuada. Nel 1950 Fellini debutta alla regia con Luci del Varietà che dirige con Alberto Lattuada. Oltre alla regia, i due registi si cimentano anche come produttori. Il soggetto della pellicola è un tema che diventerà un classico narrativo di Fellini: il mondo dell?avanspettacolo e la sua decadenza. Il pessimo esito finanziario della pellicola lascia un segno pesante sui patrimoni personali di Fellini e Lattuada e ciò contribuisce a raffreddare definitivamente i rapporti tra i due. Axs

      [Bookseller: Libreria Bongiorno Paolo]
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        Dessins. [Second Edition]. NEAR FINE COPY IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS

      Routledge & Kegan Paul 1950 - Roy. 4to., Second Edition, with 130 pages of plates; original printed wrappers, uncut, a near fine copy. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Homère, Eschyle, Sophocle

      Alphonse Lemerre, Paris - Four volumes, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, no date but c. 1950, Leconte de Lisle's famous translations into French of Homer, Aeschylus and Sophocles. 8º (180 x 115), pp. 465 (Iliad), 476 (Odyssey), 367 (Aeschylus) and 503 (Sophocles). Full tan morocco by Bickers, blind rules around raised bands on spine, lettered direct, inner dentelles gilt, top edges gilt, grey endpapers. A very fine set.

      [Bookseller: Richard Smith]
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        I, ROBOT

      New York: Gnome Press, Inc. Publishers,. [1950]. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A very sharp copy of a book. infrequently found in superior condition. (#114515). First edition. Influential collection of short fiction about robots with first postulation of the "Three Laws of Robotics," a concept used for plots in numerous tales by other writers in subsequent years. Includes "The Evitable Conflict." in which machines that have made the the world of the twenty-first century an economic utopia take control of Mankind's future, moving it "toward an unknown and happy destiny." - Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 36-7. Loose basis for the recent film of the same title. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-49. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 995-99.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Dimensions of a Shadow" (in) Folio Magazine

      London, Ontario: University of Western Ontario, 1950. First Edition. Card Covers. Very Good. April, 1950. Vol. 4, No. 2. [44 p.]. Cream and maroon covers, staple bound. Small stain to bottom front cover, very mild creasing to card. This is the first published material by Alice Munro: "Eighteen-year-old freshette...Graduate of Wingham High School. Overly modest about her talents, but hopes to write the Great Canadian Novel some day. Has read little modern writing, has travelled scarcely at all, and belongs to no particular literary movement. Plans to major in Honours English, with emphasis on creative writing." The publication appeared during her first year at University of Western Ontario, the same year she met her husband, and is noted in the biography "Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives" by Robert Thacker. As such, she is listed under her maiden name, Alice Laidlaw. A complete collection of Folio is available in some special collections, but pre-1960 editions are rare to find on the open market. From a run of probably fewer than 150 copies.

      [Bookseller: Attic Books]
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      - Date : 1950 Dimensions : 80x120cm Imp : Gaillac Montrocq Paris Condition: entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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      NY: Knopf, (1950) - First Edition of the author's second novel, a hard-boiled Lew Archer mystery which many critics found superior to his debut with The Moving Target. Basis for the 1976 screen adaptation starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. The copy is virtually fine -- rarely found thus -- in just a very good dust jacket which, although not price-clipped, is entirely whole but shows much creasing and wear. In spite of that, a solid collectible copy of a scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        The Drowning Pool

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1950 - First Edition. Second in Macdonald's Lew Archer detective series. Filmed in 1976 with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Near fine, with a tiny spot on half title, in very good plus dustjacket with closed tear at lower edge of front panel, light wear and rubbing at spine ends, and a few other tiny nicks and edge tears, still a very nice copy of this elusive mystery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fireproof Books]
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        The Autobiography of Sir Alfred Munnings.( An Artists Life,The Second Burst,The Finish, 3 Volume Set )

      Museum Press Limited, London 1950 - First Edition:First Printing:A three volume signed First Edition set.Book Condition:Volume 1:An Artists Life,First Edition First Printing,published 1950,a Very Good/Near Fine copy,gently bumped top and bottom of the spine,corners gently bumped,page edges very lightly toned,internally very bright and clean,tight binding,this volume has a letter tipped in the front prelims signed by Munnings asking the recipient not to post volume 1 to him for signature because he has received so many and advising him that the second volume has just gone to print.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good,rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine with some small loss,spine lightly toned,corners gently rubbed and chipped,retains original publishers price of 21/- net.Volume 2:The Second Burst,First Edition First Printing,published November 1951,a Near Fine copy,very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine,corners very gently rubbed,page edges very lightly toned,internally very bright and clean,tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good/Near Fine,very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine with some very small loss,spine lightly toned,corners very gently rubbed,retains original publishers price of 25/- net.Volume 3:The Finish,First Edition First Printing,published October 1952,a Near Fine copy,very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine,page edges very lightly toned,internally very bright and clean,tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good/Near Fine,very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine,corners very gently rubbed,retains original publishers price of 30/- net.Overall a Very Good/Near Fine 3 volume First Edition set signed by the Author. 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bawnmore Fine and Rare Books]
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      London Chapman and Hall 1950 - SIGNED and INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION THUS of The Large paper edition of this work.There were only 50 copies published of this edition.Inscribed by Waugh to the front free endpaper thus.'Dear Robert.You can't say this isn't a finer looking book than yours.Evelyn'.Bound in white buckram with the remnants of the tissue wrapper,this is a unique copy in VG+ condition except for a little foxing to the endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: barnoble-books]
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        Art Bref suivi de Premieres Alluvions.

      GLM [1950], [Paris] - One of 925 on alfama paper, from a limited total issue of 975 copies. Together with: Char, Rene. Dehors la nuit est gouvernee precede de Placard pour un chemin des ecoliers. [Paris:] GLM, 1949. One of 975 from a limited total issue of 1022 copies. Bound together in 3/4 green morocco and pastepaper over boards, original wrappers bound in, teg, edges rubbed, very good. This is a series of short prose pieces and poems by this influential early subscriber to the Surrealist group. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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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'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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        The Family Moskat. Translated from the yiddish by A. H. Gross.

      New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1950 - Octavo. Original burgundy cloth backed black boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Owner's bookplate to front pastedown, an excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and nicked dust jacket. First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front fly leaf "To Mr and Mrs Alexander Kahn with friendship Isaac Bashevis Singer." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Die Familia Moskat = The Family Moskat

      New York: Morris S. Sklarsky, 1950. 8vo. 760 pp in two volumes. Yiddish. & & Vol. I: Good in black boards. Binding splitting at p. 289. Tear at p. 301. Binding partly separated at p. 387. Mild yellowing of pages. Final chapter not in English edition.& & Vol. II: Very good in black boards. Spine bottom bumped. Upper corner of front cover creased.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Dianetics. A Scientific Re-Statement and a Summary of Logic

      [Claremont, California]: DNB, Sep-Oct 1950. (SCIENTOLOGY) 4to. Mimeographed. 16 pp. Self wrappers. Fine, two folds

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      Alfred A. Knopf,, New York 1950 - Singer, Isaac Bashevis. THE FAMILY MOSKAT. Transladed by A.H. Gross. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. First Edition. 8vo. 611, [3] pp. Quarter crimson & black cloth stamped gilt and black to the spine. A fine copy in a near fine bright first issue dustwrapper showing one narrow chip at the spine crown & light wear at the heel - a very nice example. Acknowledgements with dedication to Singer's late brother I. J. Singer - 4pp. of family trees are featured in the text. The first of Singer's books to be translated into English, originally serialized in Yiddish in the 'Jewish Daily Forward'. Recently, the epic story of 'The Family Moskat' has received belated & deserved rave reviews: 'A masterpiece, a triumph of realism', wrote Frederick Raphael in the Sunday Times. An extremely good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      Sagittaire,, Paris, 1950 - 1 des 50 exemplaires numerotes sur papier velin pur fil, signe par Andre BRETON. 353 pp. in-8, [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: alphabets]
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        On Desert Trails with Everett Ruess

      Desert Magazine Press, El Centro, CA 1950 - Young disappeared adventurer and artist Everett Ruess's letters, poems, and artwork. 1950 printing, which was reformatted from the 1940 edition. Signed and inscribed by Stella and Christopher, Everett's parents who were involved in getting their son's work to press. Stella's and Christopher's signatures are uncommon compared to their son Waldo's, who signed books regularly. Two small ink spots to front of jacket, unclipped, light wear to edges. Edges of boards show little wear. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        The Cocktail Party / A Comedy By T.S. Eliot

      Faber & Faber Ltd., London 1950 - London: Faber & Faber Ltd., 1950. First Edition, and first state, with "you shall see here again" at page 29, line1. Signed by Eliot on the title page, without further inscription. Gallup A55a. With the first-state erratum, as called for, at top of page 29. Octavo, cloth, jacket, 168 pp. + "appendix". Book shows only a bit of sunning at top and bottom edges, is otherwise near fine; please see all scans. Jacket has several very small closed slits, slight roughening at spine ends, several small spots of soiling on front panel. See scans. Not price-clipped, still showing the 10s. 6d. Net price. A relatively scarce "flat" signature - i.e., no inscription accompanies it, that being something Eliot did not turn out in great numbers, as many authors today do. This copy was signed by Eliot for a Washington University (St. Louis) student in June of 1953; Eliot presented a lecture to the students and faculty of the institution at that time, and signed this copy afterward, without inscription. Letter of provenance to that effect is laid in. Signed copies of the first state (with the typographical error mentioned above) appear to be quite scarce. The Cocktail Party - designated as a comedy by Eliot, and indeed as a witty verse-play it does tickle - includes an at-first-nameless stranger ("An Unidentified Guest") who assists a married couple in the preservation of their troubled relationship; this guest - later identified - was played in the recorded version by Sir Alec Guinness, and - yes - the Unidentified Guest is.a shrink. A psychiatrist, here, means for Eliot a modern intellect at peace who saves those of ordinary genes in a way that a priest would once have done. Eliot has been accused of being someone who might have been a great playwright had he not been so upper-crusty, so Christian, and so Brit. Didn't seem to adversely affect his poetry much, though. A generally well regarded play, produced for a while on stage and committed to radio and the TV screen as well. Uncommon as the first state with a signature. Accompanied by top signature provenance, as noted, laid in. L-45n [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        The Cocktail Party. A Comedy

      London: Faber and Faber Ltd,, 1950. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Edges of boards faded, small area of spine faded where dust jacket is chipped, spine slightly rolled. A very good copy in the rubbed jacket with chips from the spine panel affecting the titles. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Miss Elizabeth Horton with the author's compliments, T. S. Eliot".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Design for the Ray Alf Museum. Claremont, California.

      ca. late 1950s. - Gouache painting. 20 x 27. inches. Signed in pencil by the artist. Annotated and authenticated by Tony Sheets, the artist's son in 2003. Design for the Ray Alf Museum. Webb School, Claremont, California. On board. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        History of the Great Synagogue, London, 1690-1940

      Edward Goldston & Son Ltd., London, Great Britain 1950 - "This edition, printed on Japon vellum is limited to 100 numbered copies signed by the author." Blue leather binding, top edge gilt, very attractive gilt lettering on spine. 8vo, xiv, 311pp. 75 plates. 311, [1]pp. Color frontispiece protected with a tissue guard. Fascinating picture of London Jewry of the period within the setting of London History as a whole. This work is profusely illustrated with numerous b/w in-text and full page illustrations, and several b/w full-page photographic reproductions of portraits, views and documents. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Pasiphaë. A Poem by

      (London: Golden Cockerel Press 1950). . Limited edition, no. 81 of 100 specially bound copies with an extra engraving, from a total edition of 500, 8vo, 40 pp. 7 copper engravings by John Buckland-Wright. Original purple vellum by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt spine title and vignette to upper cover, some light rubbing, spine sunned, t.e.g. “Correctly printed for the first time” from the manuscript. Cock-a-Hoop 185.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        The Collected Later Poems

      New York: New Directions, 1950 First edition, limited issue of 100 numbered copies. Signed by Williams on the limitation page. Publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, black top stain, printed on laid paper. Book near fine, with some rubbing and minor dimming to the spine, else fine, bright and fresh interior. A bright and pleasing copy. Housed in the publisher's slate blue slipcase, with white paper label lettered in black; some light soiling to the otherwise bright boards, hinges split at the rear board and spine ends so that slipcase functions like a folding box. The Collected Later Poems is an anthology of Williams' poetry, written between the late 1930s through the late 1940s. Specifically, it includes selections from his collections The Wedge (1944) and The Clouds (1948), as well as a selection of previously published poetry. The work of a matured poet, The Collected Later Poems proves that Williams' "passion for literature has never slackened" but instead has "grown richer with the years," and, as the dust jacket lauds, he possess "a lyrical power and technical mastery that are not surpassed by any contemporary." In 1951, New Directions reissued its 1938 anthology The Complete Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, 1906-1938 as a companion volume entitled The Collected Earlier Poems, and issued revised editions of both volumes after Williams' death in 1963. Interestingly, while The Collected Earlier Poems is arranged thematically, the poetry in this volume is largely organized chronologically.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        How American Business Can Sell the American Way of Life to the American People

      [Wellesley, Massachusetts]: Babson Institute Press, 1950. 16 p. "An Address Delivered at the Fourth Annual Conference of Businessmen and Educators, Babson Institute of Business Administration." Stapled wraps.  First edition. Very Good condition. Clean text. Former owner's name stamped on front cover, a few tiny stains, the name "Bernays" penned by someone on left top corner of front cover. A call from the P.R. pioneer for American business to meet the hopes and desires of the American public, not merely to argue with statistics and advertising. Quite scarce-- an OCLC search shows only two copies of this pamphlet in institutional holdings in the US, and one in Germany.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        I, Robot

      Gnome Press 1950 - A near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket. First edition stated on the copyright page. Original price of $2.50 still on front flap of dust jacket. Previous owner's signature, address and book plate on front pastedown, and small red stain from bleeding of dust jacket dye inside jacket. Jacket also has a few small chips and tears and wear at the top of the spine, some bleeding from book on inside dj-very minor. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Typescript Lectern Copy of "Hard Not to be King"

      N.P.: N.p., (1950). 13pp. Signed typescript with Frost's manuscript correction to the title, changing "Hard Not to be King" to "Hard to Keep from Being King," and noting "As read at the American Academy." Additionally inscribed by the author "For Reginald Cook," on the final page. Cook was a close friend of the poet and the director of the Bread Loaf School of English from 1946-1964. This was the lectern copy from which Frost read when he first presented the poem at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York in the spring of 1950. The text is printed in a large font, as Frost's eyesight was declining during this period of his life. This long, philosophical poem was first published in the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1951, and again later that year in an edition of 300 copies by House of Books. Several changes were made between this copy of the poem and the version finally anthologized in 1962 as part of Frost's last published collection, In the Clearing. Frost continued to alter the title, which appeared in a couple of permutations: "Hard Not to be King" for the House of Books edition, and finally as "How Hard It Is to Keep from Being King When It's in You and in the Situation." Several adjustments to wording and spelling were made between the typescript version and the anthologized poem, and some entire lines were added or altered: for example, the third-to-last line to the end of the poem in the typescript, "It's hard for a King to keep from being a King," was later changed to two lines that echo a phrase from the third stanza of the poem, "How hard it is to keep from being King / When it's in you and in the situation." The final line of the poem was also changed from "(Exactly half I am inclined to say)" to "(Or more than half I'm inclined to say)." An intriguing look into Frost's process of writing and revision. Very fine.

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      Limited Editions Club, New York 1950 - Two large octavo (7-3/4" x 11") volumes bound in full blue denim with new black leather labels stamped in gold. Illustrated with wood engravings by Thomas Nason, perhaps Frost's most sympathetic illustrator, and designed by Bruce Rogers. Of a total edition of 1500 copies SIGNED by the poet, the illustrator, and the designer of the book on the colophon page, this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where instead of a number the initials "G.M." are handwritten. Acquired directly from the publisher's files, and most likely the publisher George Macy's very own copy. The most beautiful of the several issues of this great poet's complete works, this a rather special copy. Monthly Letter laid in. Fine in a complete, Near Fine slipcase with light wear and soiling [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        <I>?Five years ago, after the bloodshed and destruction of World War II, many of us hoped that all nations would work together to make sure that war could never happen again ? The invasion of Korea has shown that there are some who will resort to outright war, contrary to the principles of the charter, if it suits their ends ? The only course the peace-loving nations can take in the present situation is to create the armaments needed to make the world secure against aggression. That is the course to which the United States is now firmly committed??</I>

      [Flushing Meadow, NY] Printed Speech, in booklet form, Signed ?To Bill Hassett with / appreciation / Harry S. Truman? on the cover as President, 12 pages, 3.75? x 8.5?. Address titled ?A New Page in History,? delivered by the President before the United Nations General Assembly, Flushing Meadow, New York, October 24, 1950. Inscribed to his White House Correspondence Secretary, William D. Hassett. Rusted at the two staples binding the booklet. Fine condition.At 11:30 AM, October 24, 1950, President Truman addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations at Lake Success, Flushing Meadow, New York. His address, in booklet form, was printed by the U.S. Government Printing Office later in 1950. Truman spoke on the fifth anniversary of the ratification of the Charter of the United Nations which brought the international body officially into existence.In part, ?Five years ago today the Charter of the United Nations came into force. By virtue of that event, October 24, 1945, became a great day

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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      EDITORA INTERNACIONAL SAN SEBASTIAN 1950 - R240000815: 399 pages. Exemplaire n°201 sur 2000 (llevan un aguafuerte original de Ignacio Zuloaga) tiré Frontispice en noir et blanc. Nombresuses photos et portrait en noir et blanc, dans le texte et hors texte. Texte en 2 colonnes et en espagnol. Couverture toilé rouge. Jaquette avec une illustration en couleur, contre-collée In-4 Relié toilé. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 460-Langues espagnole et portugaise [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
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        Drawings by C.F. Hill.

      Paris, Albert Skira, Éditeur, 1950 - Quarto. Text and plates loose, as issued, in publisher's printed stiff wrappers, glassine dust jacket, in original ecru rough linen clamshell box. Near fine. Colour frontispiece and 25 fine colour reproductions of drawings, in window mounts, illustrations to the text. First Edition, edition of 625 copies "375 are for sale numbered 1-375, and 250 copies numbered I-CCL", this copy XV. Born in Lund, Sweden, Hill travelled to France in 1873 in search of his artistic ideal, which he came to feel that he had discovered at Barbizon, falling under the influence of Daubigny, Theodore Rousseau, Corot and Courbet. For a while he painted landscapes in a style very close to that of Corot, and had a painting accepted for the Paris Salon in 1875. But by 1876 he had adopted a lighter, airier "unfinished" style and his entry was refused by the Salon. His originality had been noted by the Impressionists who invited him to show with them in 1877, but it was in that year that he suffered his first mental crisis. In January 1878 he was placed in an asylum in Paris where he stayed until he was sent home in 1880. From then until his death in 1911 he was cared for by his mother and sisters at home in Lund, for thirty years steadily turning out thousands of ink and crayon drawings straddling the border of naturalism and the fantastic, possessed of a uniquely concentrated visionary quality. In 1994 interest in him revived when Georg Baselitz produced a book on his work for the Danish publishers Bløndal. A beautifully produced monograph, text printed by G. Girard and plates engraved by Guezelle and Renouard. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Lyrics and Unfinished Poems by Lascelles Abercrombie.

      The Gregynog Press,[near Newtown, Montgomeryshire (Wales)], 1950. # 14 of 175 copies, this in specially handbound Gregynog binding. - Colophon: "Of this edition hand-set in the 'Romulus' type of Messrs Enschede en Zonen, one hundred and seventy-five copies have been printed under the direction of James Wardrop, on Barcham Green hand-made paper at the Gregynog Press, near Newtown, Montgomeryshire. Finished on the twenty-eight day of June, mcmxl." Small folio; 7 3/4 x 11 3/8", page height: 28.2 mm. xi., 82pp.; Foreword. A Note on the Poetry of Lascelles Abercrombie by Wilfrid Gibson. Bound in full dark gray morocco by George Fisher at the Gregynog Bindery with both their stamps on right & left corners of lower back turn in. Gilt design features an Art Deco influenced geometric pattern on both covers with an inverted triangle of 12 lines of increasing thickness near top of cover & an enlongated & descending chevron of 9 lines with thickness increasing towards the center at the center of cover & a group of 3 geometric figures formed of 15 increasing & decreasing lines & broken spaces producing a kind of stepped "3-D" effect at lower part of cover. Spine features 3 wraparound gilt lines continuing the top section cover design, another elongated chevron in the center & wraparound series of various thickness lines from lower part of covers; 2 raised bands & title, author's name running sideways near top raised band. Top edge gilt. Leather turn ins have a single thick gilt line throughout the center. Upper top of spine shows a slightly visible closed crack. Turn ins have left a tan impression on front & back endpapers. A bookplate has been removed from the center of front endpaper. Overall, binding & text in fine condition. The final book published by the Gregynog Press. Only a few were bound in the special Gregynog binding. A rare item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Third Man and The Fallen Idol

      London: Heinemann. (1950). First. First edition. Tiny lightened spot on topedge and very slightly cocked, else near fine in near fine dustwrapper with tiny nick and tears at the spine ends. A scarce title, the first printing of Greene&#39;s novel, written prior to the screenplay in order to secure permission from Viennese authorities to film on location. Greene, director Carol Reed, and producer David O. Selznick had enjoyed great critical and box-office success with their 1949 film The Fallen Idol, based on Greene&#39;s story "The Basement Room" and starring Ralph Richardson as a kind butler whom a child believes must be protected from a murder charge. Joined by producer Alexander Korda, Greene, Reed, and Selznick immediately set out to make another film together. The Third Man, an inspired classic of film noir, arose from a series of serendipities, from Greene&#39;s conversation with a British intelligence officer about Vienna&#39;s sprawling sewers and its black-market in penicillin, to Trevor Howard&#39;s discovery of zither player Anton Karas outside a restaurant, right down to the final shot, which everyone, including Joseph Cotten during the filming of it, expected to end differently. Supposedly it was the only film Orson Welles made which he bothered to watch when it came on television ("Carol Reed and I have something in common," he once remarked, "We are both awfully patient with me."). Justifiably high on the list of the best films ever made. A very nice copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        I. Candide. II. Zadig ou la destinée, Micromégas. III. Les Lettres d'Amabed, L'Ingénu. IV. Le Taureau blanc, La Princesse de Babylone. V. L'Homme aux quarante écus, Le Blanc et le noir. Illustrations de Paul-Émile Bécat.

      Arc-en-ciel, 1950-51, Paris - Vol. 5, pp. 176, 190, 238, 190, 184. La nostra serie è la n. 1778 (il n. è collocato solo nel colophon del Vol. I - Candide). Uno "choix" dei "Contes et Romans" di Voltaire, con 50 splendide litogr. a piena pagina e fuori testo (molte di tematica galante o decisamente erotica) di Paul Emile Bécat; tirate da Dominique Viglino e colorate a mano da Renson Fils. Importante e ricercata raccolta, sviluppata in 5 pregiati volumi. Testi in francese. Bénézit, 1, p. 939; Vollmer, 1, p. 145; Monod 11.411. Leg. a quartini sciolti in brossura, con camicia e custodia edit. (lievi tracce d'uso, lievissime abrasioni e piccole ammaccature ai bordi delle custodie, ma perfetti esempl. all'interno). Ottimo stato di cons. Tiratura di 2.200 es. num.: da 1 a 15 su carta Lana, con 4 originali+ 1 suite a col. e 1 in nero; da 16 a 100 su carta Lana+ suite in nero; da 101 a 1000 su c. Lana; da 1001 a 2000 su Vélin Chiffon des Voges e da I a CC con le 2 suite per collaboratori.

      [Bookseller: Studio bibliografico LE MUSE]
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