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        Simple Speaks His Mind.

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950 - Octavo. Original blue-green cloth, titles to spine gilt on black ground and to upper board in black, top edge dyed black. With the dust jacket. Lightly rubbed at extremities, spine very slightly faded, contents toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and nicked jacket with tanned spine panel which is split cleanly down the upper fold and repaired with tape to the verso. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For my friends Dr. and Mrs. "Tex" Burnett, from an "ole Lincolnite" – Langston. New York, November 27, 1950". With the original typed mailing label from Hughes to Burnett loosely inserted. "Lincolnite" refers to Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, where Hughes earned his undergraduate degree in 1929 before returning to live in Harlem. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Poemes de Sapho, illustres de 23 eaux-fortes par Marie Laurencin (The Poems of Sappho)

      Paris: Compagnie Francaise des Arts Graphiques, 1950 - THE GREATEST FEMALE POET ILLUSTRATED BY THE GREATEST FEMALE FRENCH BOOK ILLUSTRATOR. A gorgeous edition of Sappho's poems, illustrated with 23 ORIGINAL ETCHINGS BY MARIE LAURENCIN. In this book, Laurencin's etchings are considerably freer--in both technique and subject matter--than in the other books she illustrated. Edition limited to 160 numbered copies. Beautifully printed on fine Lana wove paper. 8vo. Loose as issued in orginal wraps and publisher's folding case. Light wear to folding case, else FINE AND BRIGHT. Very rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        LETTERATURE MODERNE, rivista di varia umanit? diretta da FRANCESCO FLORA 1950-1962 TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Milano, Malfasi, 1950

      - cm. 17 x 24,5, brossura grigia, pp. 120-150 per ogni fascicolo. Rivista fondata da Francesco Flora nel giugno 1950 e da lui diretta fino alla chiusura nel 1962, Pubblicava saggi critici di buon livello e studi specialistici di letteratrura italiana e straniera, prevalentemente moderna. La periodicit? era bimestrale salvo all'inizio ed alla fine più frequente. Vi comparvero scritti di Benedetto Croce, Mario Praz, Getto, Fubini ecc. e collaborarono Cordiè, Oreste Macrì, G. B. Pighi, Mario Luzi, Ramat e tanti altri. Ci sono interventi anche di importanti autori stranieri come Ezra Pound, Thomas Mann pubblicati in lingua originale. Inizia nel giugno 1950 a cura della Universit? Bocconi di Milano con l'editore Malfasi- ANNO I 1950 - fasc. 1(giugno), 2, 3, 4 (dicembre) ANNO II 1951 - fasc. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. ANNO III 1952 - fasc. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. ANNO IV 1953 - fasc. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. ANNO V 1954 - fasc. 1, 2, 3, 4(sett-ottobre) ultimo con ed. Malfasi fino a questo punto le copertine sono sempre nocciola. Nel 1955 la rivista non esce e riprende con editore Cappellil di Bologna Le copertine sono sempre di colori diversi. ANNO VI 1956 - fasc. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. ANNO VII 1957 - fasc. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. ANNO VIII 1958 - fasc. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. ANNO IX 1959 - fasc. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. ANNO X 1960 - fasc. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. ANNO XI 1961 - fasc. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. ANNO XII 1962 - fasc. 1 (genn-febb), 2-3 (mar-apr), 4 (lug-sett), 5-6 (ott-dicembre) che + l'ultimo uscito. Questa collezione di tutto il pubblicato (12 annate) a fascicoli sciolti ed in ottime condizioni viene offerta a

      [Bookseller: Ferraguti service s.a.s. - Rivisteria]
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        Mounted & framed original wooblock by Jean Chieze, used to illustrate the L'Union Latine D'Editions edition of "Hippocrate" [Hippocrates].

      From printed label on back of frame: "Bois original grave par Jean Chieze utilise pour le tirage de Hippocrate edite par L'Union Latine D'Editions - Paris". - A 4 5/8" x 6 5/8", mounted, original woodblock, engraved by Jean Chieze, and used to illustrated the edition of Hippocrates published in Paris (ca. 1950's). This block is an elaborate study of early surgical instruments & an "anatomical" woman seated in an open cabinet; her abdomen has been dissected to reveal, uterus, kidneys, bladder, etc. The top and open doors of this cabinet are hung with various types of surgical instruments, in front of this cabinet a table top displays 15-20 other early instruments that might have been used in early obstetric surgery (in caesarian section, etc.), including bone saw, mallet, syringe, forceps, scapels, knives, sponge, flask, suture thread, etc., many of these instruments & the entire illustration has a 16th century medical/anatomical appearance. The background of the wooden block has been covered in white pigment & then the raised surfaces of the engraving have been brushed with black ink, so the image can be viewed as an illustration. The block has been mounted in a recessed panel, which has been covered in a maroon velvet backing & placed into a standing or hanging 8 1/4" x 10 1/2" (x 1" deep), black-surfaced, wooden frame, with surfaces of panel and woodblock set below the open (unglazed) front of the frame; the back of the frame is covered in black fabric & has a mounted brass ring for hanging the piece, and also, a sturdy, fold-out flap, which opens out, so the frame can stand on a flat surface. Underneath the flap is pasted the printed French title label (text given above), identifying the block. Back surface of frame shows slight rubbing, light scratches, edges of frame show a little rubbing off of black paint, else in fine condition, with no cracks or slashes through woodblock. We have been unable to determine if any other of the blocks illustrating this edition were themselves framed & issued as an edition. A very striking (and slightly fantastic) medical image, that might not be suitable for display in all locations, but a beautiful & delicately cut example of Chieze's wood-engraving. Wood-engraver Jean Chieze (1898-1975) illustrated Cervantes, Poe, Erasmus & many other classic authors. Rare item! Weight: 2 lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Jahrbuch der Auktionspreise für Bücher, Handschriften und Autographen. [16 Bde.] Ergebnisse der Auktionen in Deutschland, den Niederlanden, Österreich und der Schweiz, mit einem Anhang Spezialgebiete der Antiquariate.

      Erschienen in Stuttgart bei: Ernst Hauswedell, In den Jahren 1950 bis 1975.. Erstausgabe, 1. Auflagen, Satz und Druck in Hamburg bei Hans Christians Druckerei. Bde. I bis IV; IX; XI bis XX und XXVI. 8°(Oktav- Format bis 22,5 cm.), und Gr.8°(Groß- Oktav- Format bis 25 cm.) Moosgrüne Original- Ganzleinen- Einbände mit goldgeprägter Rückenbeschriftung.. Zustand: Einbände minimal berieben. Ecken und Kanten kaum bestoßen. Innen: Buchschnitt minimal angestaubt, sonst sehr sauber, wohl gepflegt und tadellos erhalten, fast neuwertig!.

      [Bookseller: Galerie-Antiquariat Schlegl]
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        [Manuscript]: One Lonely Night

      Original manuscript of the fourth Mike Hammer novel. 253 typed paginated printed rectos only, with 246 pages of text (paged 1-240), with six additional pages inserted, plus seven pages of preliminary matter. Spillane's deletions are substantial, his changes and corrections are numerous, on nearly every page, and are virtually all in his hand (there are a few copy editor's or typesetter's corrections as well). Signed twice by the author and dated 27 September 1950 (the novel was published in 1951). Near fine, the top sheet, as usual, exhibiting the most wear. Hammer finds a ring of Commies and kills them by the score (literally, at one point dispatching 40 by machine gun!). Housed in a full morocco clamshell case. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        My Gun is Quick

      Dutton, New York 1950 - Some light spotting on endpapers and small stain on back cover otherwise fine in dust jacket with a couple of short closed tears and tiny wear at spine ends. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Mordida Books]
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        Vengeance is Mine

      New York: Dutton, 1950 A lovely copy of Spillane's third Mike Hammer novel. Very minor lean to spine, otherwise the binding is tight and clean. Jacket has minor wear to extremities and a slight crease on the spine near the front panel. Note that I have a complete collection of Spillane Duttons Firsts for sale (along with some other titles, among them I, the Jury and My Gun is Quick signed, and ephemera). Please enquire regarding discounts for volume purchases.

      [Bookseller: Sellers & Newel Second-Hand Books]
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        VENGEANCE IS MINE!

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company,. 1950. Octavo,. boards.. Boards lightly faded along top and bottom edges, a near fine copy in. a very good plus dust jacket with light wear at head and tail of. spine panel and three corner tips. An attractive copy. (#80648). First edition. The third Mike Hammer detective novel. Hubin (1994), p. 761.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Vengeance is Mine

      New York: E.P. Dutton. 1950. First. First edition. Some foxing and small stains to a couple pages of the text, a very good or better copy in a good plus dustwrapper with an approximately 1" x 1.5" chip at the top corner of the front panel, and other general wear. The third Mike Hammer novel. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Church and State in the United States:Historical Development and Contemporary Problems of Religious Freedom under the Constitution,Volume 1

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1950 - Very Good - copy. (see picture) Inside back cover has something pulled off and left a rough spot.936 pages.Copy clean and tight.Vol.2,799 pages.Vol.3,1042 pages including index.All copies are the same as Volume 1 in condition.All three copies are inscribed and signed by the Anson Phelps Stokes to his Nephew. Dated October 1,1956.Volume 1 also has on the inside front cover a picture of the author with a citation below.It states in writing the citation is conferring honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on Anson Phelps Stokes at convocation at Princeton University, September 23,1956.There are a few more lines written. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: THE BOOK BROTHERS]
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        Fine pencil, ink and watercolor design for a New Yorker cover

      No place, [ca. 1950] - Although this is a preparatory drawing, it is a well-rendered, lively, and highly decorative image, consisting of a montage of fall motifs: colorful foliage, spacious skies, amber grain, purple mountains, fruited plains, a church, a silo, a school complete with child, tourist directions, with "The New Yorker" lettered at the top and a vertical border of grapes at the left edge. Although not used as a cover, this delightful design would have made a wonderful one. One the verso of the drawing is a portion of an ink sketch of a mother, daughter, and lady visitor in a living room. Barbara Shermund, a talented artist, did a number of cartoon drawings for popular magazines. Along with Helen Hokinson and Mary Petty, she was also one of the few female artists to work extensively for The New Yorker 12 1/2" x 9 1/2"; in an archival mat, overall dimensions 18" x 15". . On medium-weight art paper, fine condition

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Assyrian and Other Stories

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1950 - First edition. Fine in a spine-tanned, very good or better dustwrapper. Nicely Inscribed by Saroyan utilizing the entire front fly: "For Mickey Leach with profound thanks for being interested in this book & in this writer sincerely, William Saroyan. NY Jan 19, 1950." 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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        The Colossus of Maroussi

      Hammondsworth: Penguin. (1950). First. First Penguin edition. Good plus in moderately worn, but intact wrappers. Inscribed by the author to his former wife June Mansfield: "For June -- the very last copy of this edition! Henry 6/21/57 Sent me from Tasmania!" Though Miller and Mansfield, the inspiration and impetus for most of his major works, parted ways in 1934, they remained close for decades and he continued to send her copies of his books long after their divorce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Le Diable et Le Bon Dieu. Manuscript

      n.d. [c. 1950-51], n.p. [Paris]. - SARTRE, Jean-Paul. Autograph Manuscript. N.d. [c. 1950-51], n.p. [Paris]. 1 page - small 4to. On his typical graph paper. One page from his famous play, Le Diable et Le Bon Dieu published in 1952 & staged in Paris in 1951. A fragment of the second act, Scene IV with part of the dialogue between Hilda & Goetz. A few corrections & certain variants from the published printed version. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        This is an archive of ephemeral items all relating to Robert Frost, his work and events of his life. The collector, a resident of the San Francisco Bay area, was a devotee of the author who corresponded with Frost and at least two of his bibliographers and at least two of his bibliographers over a period of 10 or more years

      Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0. Hardcover. 1.) Birches: Bread Loaf School of English - French fold pamphlet from a single sheet of paper. 2nd printing thus on green laid paper. Scarce.2.) Robert Frost: Godfather of Bread Loaf: Bread Load School of English - small 6 page staple-bound pamphlet with a woodcut illustration on the front cover. 3.) Handwritten Postcard from Louis Mertins (primary bibliographer of Robert Frost) to collector regarding a possible meeting. Signed by Mertins. 4.) Christmas Card with printed signature of Esther & Louis Mertins. Includes the mailing envelope hand addressed by Mertins. 5.) Typed postcard from Louis Mertins (with author's imprinted name at the top) to the collector, with information about his upcoming meeting with Lord Dunsany. Includes handwritten author initials. Also included is a newspaper clipping regarding Lord Dunsany, 6.) Thursday, August 17th, 1950 issue of The Manchester Guardian Weekly (Manchester UK), which includes the article: Robert Frost in England by Louis Mertins which includes a small handwritten inscription by the author, signed. 7.) Sunday, June 7, 1936 issue of the New York Herald Tribune (section VII, pages 3-4) which features the book review of A Further Range by Robert Frost which includes a large black and white photograph of the author, underneath which is the signature of Robert Frost.8.) Envelope from the Library of Congress and a certificate of Registration of a Claim to Copyright in a photograph. Accompanied by a black and white 4"x6" photograph of Robert Frost (no confirmation that this is the actual photograph for which copyright is requested.9.) Envelope from the California Friends of Robert Frost with a typewritten letter from G. William Gahagan Executive Secretary (it's a donor request letter) to which is added a handwritten note asking the collector to present the letter to the Ina Coolbrith Circle group. Signed.10.) Envelope from the California Friends of Robert Frost with a typewritten letter (dated April 16, 1964) noting condolences that the collector was not able to attend the Robert Frost Commemorative Luncheon. Hand-signed by the author. Laid-in is a re-order envelope with negatives of photographs of Robert Frost (possibly at the Stanford University reading mentioned in the LOC certificate) along with a ticket to the California Friends of the Library luncheon on March 26, 1964 and two handwritten notes by the collector.11.) Address label attached to brown paper (the top portion of a package that was sent to the collector) from Lawrance Thompson (a biographer of Robert Frost). The collector's address is typed; the return address from Thompson is handwritten. Includes a duplicate of the original letter sent by the collector to Thompson.12.) Address label attached to brown paper (the top portion of a package that was sent to the collector) from Reginald Cook (a critic of Robert Frost). The collector's address is typed; the return address from Cook is handwritten. Includes a duplicate of the original letter sent by the collector to Cook. 13.) Flyer for: "An Evening with Robert Frost" sponsored by Princeton Alumni Association for May 29th, 1956 which includes a handwritten note from Joyce Lobner (unsure of association). 14.) Handwritten letter from the author Robert Hillyer (biographer of Robert Frost) dated 9, April 1954 to collector regarding the search for an elusive title by the author (A Letter to Robert Frost) , hand signed. Includes an envelope handwritten by the author. 15.) Brown paper (the top portion of a package that was sent to the collector) from Robert Frost. Both return address and package address are handwritten by Frost. 16.) Broadside publicizing a reading by Robert Frost at Stanford University, Monday, May 5th at the Memorial Hall. This copy includes the handwritten initials of Robert Frost. 17.) Offprint from American Literature (Vol. 19, No.4, January 1948) by Reginald L. Cook: Robert Frost's Asides on his Poetry.18.) Middlebury College Bulletin April, 1958: Bread Loaf Writer's Conference which describes the 33rd Annual Session of the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference. Robert Frost is one of the special Lecturers.19.) Middlebury College Publication: Robert Frost. 1954. This is copy number 47 (of an unknown limitation, featuring twelve black and white photographs of Robert Frost and a potted biography of Middlebury College. Includes mailing envelope 20.) Offprint from the Quarterly Journal of Speech: Notes on Frost the Lecturer by Reginald L. Cook. (Cook was a professor of American Literature at Middlebury College and "has served as Director of the Bread Loaf School of English"). 21.) Offprint from the University of Kansas City Review: Winter 1947: Thoreau in Perspective by Reginald L. Cook (possibly a look at the relationship between Thoreau and Frost)22.) Offprint from College English, Chicago, IL: Vol 8, No. 5, February 1947: Robert Frost as Teacher by Reginald L. Cook. 23.) Offprint from American Literature Vol. XXVIII, No. 1, March, 1956: Frost on Frost: The Making of Poems by Reginald L. Cook.24.) Program for A Luncheon in Commemoration of the Ninetieth Anniversary of the Birth of Robert Frost: March 26, 1964 put on by the California Friends of Robert Frost. Laid in are 17 newspaper clippings regarding the death or related issues (wills, legacies, memorials, etc.) for Robert Frost.25.) Two additional copies of a broadside publicizing a reading by Robert Frost at Stanford University, Monday, May 5th at the Memorial Hall. (these copies are not initialed).26.) 41 misc. newspaper clippings regarding various aspects of the life of Robert Frost including tour dates, books published, society gossip, etc. 27.) 5 misc. magazine articles relating to the various aspects of the Life of Robert Frost. 28.) An application for Admission to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference (unused)29.) Offprint from the November 1947 Harper's Magazine: The Easy Chair by Bernard DeVoto which talks about the Bread Loaf writers Conference and the work of Bread Loaf. 30.) An unattributed magazine critique of the Poem Paul's Wife by Robert Frost by Louis Untermeyer, along with a magazine publication (unattributed magazine) of Paul's Wife which includes two woodcut illustrations by James Chapin. 31.) A magazine clipping of a color portrait of Robert Frost by Boris Chaliapin and a clipping featuring the Complete Poems of Robert Frost by Henry Holt And Company (1953)32.) A page from the Saturday Review of Literature dated Oct. 6, 1934 which features the poem Two Tramps in Mud-Time with an accompanying drawing by H. Glintenkamp.33.) Four copies of The Daily Californian: Thursday, May 8, 1958 with an article on Robert Frost: "Frost to Keynote University Meeting".34.) A page from the Christian Science Monitor, March 25, 1950 featuring an article: "Only More Sure… Back over the Years" with Robert Frost by Carlyle Morgan.35.) The Stanford Daily: Monday, May 5, 1958 featuring the article: Frost Will Speak Today in Mem Aud Program.36.) 5 misc. items, either newspaper, magazine or copies relating to the various aspects of Robert Frost37.) 6 misc. items from the collector - a bag from Holmes Book Co. in San Francisco, two receipts from the Holmes Book Co., two 3x5 cards with notations by the collector and portions of a book cover that mention works by Robert Frost. .

      [Bookseller: S. Howlett-West Books]
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        Holograph Quotation

      n.d. [c. 1950-51], n.p. [Paris]., Paris - Sartre, Jean-Paul. Autograph Manuscript. N.d. [c. 1950-51], n.p. [Paris]. 1 page - small 4to. On his typical graph paper. A one line fragment: "La classe ouvrière est vaincue d'avance si elle ne prend pas le pouvoir" loosely trans. as: "The working class is defeated from the beginning if they don't exercise their will". Perfect Sartre. A near fine example. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        ORIGINAL CHILDREN'S BOOK ART, Set of 9 ORIGINAL PAINTINGS for "LITTLE ONES AT PLAY"

      Birn Brothers (London) circa 1940?s-1950's - Set of nine (9) ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, original artwork for LITTLE ONES AT PLAY published by Birn Brothers (London) [nd, circa 1940?s-1950's]. MEDIUM - WATERCOLOUR and GOUACHE on illustration board. ARTIST - E.V.A. (Eleanor Vera ABBOTT). DATE - circa 1940's?-1950's. Each of the 9 paintings measure roughly 8" x 10" all done on illustration board. This set of 9 GORGEOUS original watercolour and gouache paintings were used to illustrate the Children's book "LITTLE ONES AT PLAY" published by the Birn Brothers circa 1940's?-1950's consisting of all 8 interior color plates and the back cover. A copy of the terribly scarce original book where these paintings appeared is also included to complete the ensemble. Each one of these 9 pieces of original artwork for this book is monogrammed by the British artist Eleanor V. ABBOTT (E.V.A.) at a bottom corner. Eleanor V. ABBOTT did a good amount of very attractive artwork for Children's books with an emphasis on classic Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tales but these paintings represents some of E.V. Abbott's best work with excellent images of Dolls including a Teddy Bear, Bunny Rabbit, and a Golliwog, two mermaids, various Vintage toys and animals and, of course, lovely Children at play. Each painting has the publisher's rubber stamped name and address on the verso along with a small paper label indicating which page the painting would be on. These sort of original Children book paintings just do not turn up for sale often, let along 9 multiple paintings from a single book! A RARE OPPORTUNITY to acquire some wonderful original Children's book artwork by an excellent and perhaps underrated British artist. CONDITION: All 9 pieces of art are in Very Good or better condition, there are some small pieces of paper residue on the opposite side of each painting (probably from some sort of original protective tissue cover sheet), o/w all 9 are bright and ready to frame! The 8" x 10" soft cover book has minor edge wear, o/w is a bright Very Good to Fine copy. 4 individual detailed scans of the paintings are shown with this listing, e-mail if you would like to see scans of the other 5 paintings. #005610 Price: $3600.00 (Please e-mail to confirm availability and correct postage before ordering.) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Michel Lanteigne, Bookseller]
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        Playscript): Guys and Dolls: A Musical Fable of Broadway

      Music Theatre, Inc., New York 1950 - Mimeographed sheets bradbound in pink stiff paper wrappers. Fine. Script for the original performance of this important musical play, which originally ran for 1200 performances with a splendid cast that included Robert Alda, Isabel Bigley, Vivian Blaine, and Sam Levene. The show's success begat the 1955 Joseph L. Mankiewicz-directed film version featuring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine and Stubby Kaye (the latter two reprising their inimitable Broadway performances). Co-author Swerling was one of Hollywood's best kept secrets; he contributed to the screenplays for many excellent films. Rare. Ex-Carter Burden. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Blonay: Virtute et Prudentia

      Aux depens du Baron Henry de Blonay., Geneva 1950 - 1/150 copies. Folio. Contemporary vellum with black emblem to cover and gilt lettering to spine. Raised bands. Top edge gilt. Profusely illustrated endpapers. Illustrated title page with red and black lettering. Printed on vellum paper. Wonderful work of annals and genealogy of the aristocratic Blonay-family, after whom a municipality in the district of Vevey in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland is named. Magnificently illustrated with one color and seven full-page b/w plates (photographs, sketches and paintings) and one two-page fold-out genealogical map. Three of the plates are heliogravure. 1" tear to cover. Staining and minor scuffing and rubbing to boards and spine. In French. In good+ condition. Altogether, 200 copies of this work were produced, of which the first 50 were printed on papier verge and the last 150 on papier velin [this is one of them] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        [Collaborative Manuscript]: Five in Henekey's: Not 1890 but 1950

      One quarto leaf. Considerable edgewear not effecting the text, a few drink rings on the verso, but near very good. A collaborative manuscript poem by five authors, apparently composed in bibulous camaraderie and good humor at Henekey's Wine Bar in London, presumably in 1950. The poem is written in several hands, and Signed by Gawsworth, Barker, Lindsay, and Swingler at the end. The poems, sixteen lines diveded into to numbered sections of eight lines each, seems to celebrate the chance that has gathered these scribes together in a dull September day, just as a previous generation of writers must have met. [With]: Carbon typescript of the poem annotated in ink a single unknown hand (but probably Gawsworth's) indicating which of the writers wrote which lines. A pleasing artifact of the London literary scene at mid-century featuring five interesting if not overly successful poets. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Obras Completas. Con Una Nota Preliminar Del Autor (11 tomos)

      Aguilar Ediciones, Madrid - Tomo I (1950. 1198 pp); tomo II (1950. 1210 pp), tomo III (1950. 1220 pp), tomo IV (1951. 1163pp), tomo V (1951. 1217pp), tomo VI (1952. 1107 pp), tomo VII (1953 4ª edición. 1187 pp), tomo VIII (1954 /1111 pp) , tomo IX (1951. 1065pp) tomo X (1956. 970pp), tomo XI (1958. 1128 pp). plena piel en verde con cantos pintados excepto el tomo once. EXCELENTES ejemplares con excepción del tomo X y XI que presentan pequeñas raspaduras en la parte superior del lomo. 195- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 101Poe /La FOTO del libro es descripción]
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        LANDOLT-BÖRNSTEIN - Zahlenwerte und Funktionen aus Physik, Chemie, Astronomie, Geophysik und Technik. I. BAND: Atom- und Molekularphysik. 1. TEIL: Atome und Ionen.

      Berlin u. a., Springer-Verlag, 1950.. 6. Auflage XII, 441 Seiten : mit 248 Abbildungen Hardcover. Band aus aufgelöster Institutsbibliothek. Sauberer Zustand.

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        ESTUDIOS SOBRE EL AMOR

      Aguilar., Madrid. 1950 - Crisolín, núm. 03. 32º menor. 366 pp., láminas. Excelente estado, con la firma del anterior propie;LA GESTIÓN DEL CONTRA REEMBOLSO SON 4 EUROS Encuadernación de la editorial en piel.

      [Bookseller: Palabras & Cosas]
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        Lucian Freud, Recent Works. Roger Vieillard, Engravings. The Hanover Gallery, 18 April until 27 May 1950.

      The Hanover Gallery. 1950 - Folding Sheet. Fine. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Folding sheet, list of works. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        ORIGINAL CHILDREN'S BOOK ART, Set of 9 ORIGINAL PAINTINGS for "TEA-TIME" +Book

      Birn Brothers Ltd. (London) circa 1940's?-1950's - ORIGINAL CHILDREN'S BOOK ART, Set of nine (9) ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, original artwork for TEA-TIME published by B.B. [Birn Brothers] Ltd. Book #832 (London) [nd, circa 1940?s-1950's]. MEDIUM - WATERCOLOUR and GOUACHE on illustration board. ARTIST - E.V.A. (Eleanor Vera ABBOTT). DATE - circa 1940's?-1950's. The front and back cover paintings measure roughly 8" x 10" while each of the 7 interior paintings measures 7" x 8" on the same size 8" x 10" illustration board. This set of 9 LOVELY original watercolour and gouache paintings were used to illustrate the Children's book "TEA-TIME" published by the Birn Brothers circa 1940's?-1950's consisting of the front cover of the book, the back cover along with 7 of the 8 interior color plates. A copy of the terribly scarce original book where these paintings appeared is also included to complete the ensemble. (There is currently NO other copy of this book available for sale on the net.) Each one of these 9 pieces of original artwork for this book is monogrammed by the British artist Eleanor Vera ABBOTT (E.V.A.) at a bottom corner. She did a good amount of very attractive artwork for Children's books with an emphasis on classic Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tales and these paintings represents some of Eleanor V. Abbott's better work with excellent images including a great front cover featuring a Teddy Bear, Golliwog, Doll and, of course, lovely Children. The inside images show Children at play with a Penguin, Elephant, at Sports like skating, running and Cricket and at "work" doing household chores including washing the Dolls! All are marvelous, almost luminous paintings for which the color reproductions in the book just do NOT do them justice. Each painting has the publisher's rubber stamped name and address on the verso along with a small paper label indicating which page the painting would be on. These sort of original Children book paintings just do not turn up for sale often, let along 9 multiple paintings from a single book! A RARE OPPORTUNITY to acquire some wonderful original Children's book artwork by an excellent and perhaps underrated British artist. CONDITION: All 9 pieces of art are in Very Good or better condition, there are some small pieces of paper residue on the opposite side of each painting (probably from some sort of original protective tissue cover sheet), there is a minor scuff or minor residue in the blank margins on a few paintings, o/w all 9 are bright and ready to frame! The 8" x 10" soft cover book has a few minor stress creases along the spine, o/w is a bright Near Fine copy. 4 individual detailed scans of the paintings are shown with this listing, e-mail if you would like to see scans of the other 5 paintings. #005328 $2,950.00 (Please e-mail to confirm availability and correct postage before ordering.) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Michel Lanteigne, Bookseller]
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        ORIGINAL CHILDREN'S BOOK ART, Lot of 5 ORIGINAL 1950's CHILDREN'S FAIRY TALE BOOK paintings for JACK AND THE BEANSTOCK

      Birn Brothers (London) [nd, circa 1940?s-1950's] + Book. - Lot of 5 ORIGINAL 1950's CHILDREN'S FAIRY TALE BOOK paintings for JACK AND THE BEANSTOCK published by Birn Brothers (London) [nd, circa 1940?s-1950's] + Book. MEDIUM - WATERCOLOUR and GOUACHE on illustration board. ARTIST - E.V.A. (Eleanor Vera ABBOTT). DATE - circa 1940's?-1950's. 1) "JACK WITH GIANT'S WIFE". This image features Jack meeting the giant's wife for the first time. 2) "GIANT WITH BAGS OF GOLD AND SILVER AND WIFE". This image features the giant counting his gold and silver along with his wife. 3) "JACK WITH SLEEPING GIANT AND CHICKEN THAT LAYS GOLDEN EGGS". This image features Jack attempting to steal the chicken that lays golden eggs from the sleeping giant. 4) "JACK WITH MOTHER AND CHICKEN THAT LAYS GOLDEN EGGS". This image features Jack and his mother receiving the chicken that lays golden eggs. 5) "GIANT WITH CLUB CHASING JACK WITH STOLEN SINGING HARP". This image features the giant with a club chasing Jack carrying the stolen singing harp. Four of the five pieces of artwork measures approx. 5 3/4" x 8" on a 6 7/8" x 9 1/2" illustration board. The 5th piece measures approx. 6 5/8" x 9 1/8" on illustration board and as the back cover art, it is a bit bigger than the interior page illustrations and has no blank border. A very nice, lot of bright original watercolour and gouache paintings that were used as four interior pages and the back cover for the story JACK AND THE BEANSTOCK a Children's book published by the Birn Brothers (London) circa 1940's - 1950's. Each of thel five watercolours are monogrammed by the British artist Eleanor Vera Abbott (E.V.A.) towards the bottom corners. E.V. Abbott did a good amount of very attractive artwork for British Children's books with an emphasis on classic Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tales. All five paintings have a rubber-stamped name of the well known publisher, the Birn Brothers with the reference labels on the reverse of the artwork. These are ORIGINAL PAINTINGS for this classic Fairy Tale story, NOT reproductions. These 5 paintings all appeared in the British Children's book entitled JACK AND THE BEANSTOCK published by the Birn Brothers (London) circa 1940's- 1950's. A scan of the front cover of the scarce original book where these paintings are from is shown in the last scan and is also included with this lot! These sort of original Children book paintings just do not turn up for sale often, let along 5 multiple paintings from a single book! A RARE OPPORTUNITY to acquire some wonderful original Children's book artwork by an excellent and perhaps underrated British artist. CONDITION: Four of the five paintings have minor stains in the blank margins, each paintings has some paper residue on the verso, o/w the 5 paintings in Very Good or better condition are ready to mat and frame! The book has tanned interior text pages, o/w is also in Very Good or better condition. #005981 Price: $1,500.00 (Please e-mail to confirm availability and correct postage before ordering.) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Michel Lanteigne, Bookseller]
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        VINGT FABLES.

      - Lausanne, André Gonin, 1950. En feuilles. Ouvrage orné de 20 compositions originales en couleurs et de 8 ornements en cul-de-lampe, dessinés sur la pierre par Jean Lurçat. Couverture rempliée. Chemise-étui en demi-parchemin. Minimes traces d'usage sur la chemise-étui, sinon ensemble en excellent état. Un des 250 exemplaires (n° 26), signé par l'artiste et l'éditeur. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Le vrai visage de Paris.

      Paris rue Guénégaud, chez l'Auteur, 1950 env. - feuillets 15/21 cm. rempliés. Important ensemble de plus de soixante plaquettes ronéotées de chacunes 8 à 10 feuillets illustrées d'un ou quelquefois deux plan. - Le Bld. Stain-Martin. Le Bld. Du temple - La rue Dauphine. - La rue Saint-Martin. - Passy, Les rues Guichard; Vital. - Le carrefour de l'Odéon. - La rue de l'Odéon. - Le marais, la rue des Haudriettes. - Promenade autour de Notre-Dame (2 ex.). - La rue Boissy d'Anglas et ses parages. - Rue et faubourg Saint-Honoré. - Rue Mazarine et rue de Seine. - Les rues de Poissy, de Pontoise et des bernardins. - La rue Guénégaud (2 versions différentes). - Passy, promenade autour du château de Boulinvilliers. - Sous l'égide de Boccace, promenade autour de la rue des Lombards. - De la rue de la verrerie à la rue des Lombards. - Promenade autour de la rue de Poitou et de la rue Charlot. - Passy, la rue de la tour. - La rue Grégoire de Tours. - La rue dauphine et la rue des grands-Augustins. - La rue du dragon et les rues Bernard Palissy et du sabot. - Le boullevard Saint-Germain (section de l'ancienne rue Saint-Dominique). - Un coin de la rue de Vaugirard, histoire de l'ancien couvent des filles du précieux sang. - La rue des canettes et les rues princesse et guisarde. - La rue madame et la rue cassette. - La place des Vosges; - La rue du temple. - La rue du parc royal et ses parages. - La rue des archives. - La rue hautefeuille. - Le quai des grands Augustins. - La rue pavée, la rue du Roi de Sicile, la rue des rosiers et le rue Malher. - La rue de Ste. Croix de la bretonnière et la rue St. Merri. - La rue des beaux arts. - Le petit pont. - La rue Braque et la rue des Haudriettes. - Le quai des Célestins. - Promenade autour d'un monastère "La Merci". - Au royaume de Jean-sans-peur, la rue Tiquetonne, la rue Jussienne. - Au royaume du spectacle, le Bd. St. Martin, le Bd. Du Temple. - La rue St. André des arts, les rues Mazet, Séguier, Git-le-coeur, Suger, de l'éperon et de l'hirondelle. - La rue Mazarine. - La rue Royer-Collard. - La rue du four. - Promenade autour de l'ancienne foire Saint-Germain, la rue des quatre-vents, le clos des bénédictins. - Promenade autour de la butte saint-Germain, les rues Saint-Guillaume, Perronet, du pré aux clercs. - Le quai aux fleurs, la rue des Ursins, la rue de la colombe. - La petite histoire de Passy. - La merveilleuse histoire d'une perle de la côte d'Opale. Le Touquet. Tous ces fascicules sont en bon état. Ceux qui suivent présentent des couvertures poussiéreuses ou de menues déchirures: - La rue Bernard Palissy. - Ce qui reste de la porte Dauphine. - Le pré aux clercs. - La rue de Vaugirard. - La rue de la huchette. - La rue chanoinesse, la rue d'Arcole, la rue du cloitre Notre-Dame. - La place Saint Michel. - Promenade autour de la place Maubert, les rues Frédéric Sauton, des grands degrés, Mtre. Albert, du haut pavé. Certains exemplaires en double. Nous n'avons trouvé aucun renseignement biographique sur cet Auteur bien que quelques unes de ses plaquettes soient présentes dans les bibliothèques parisiennes mais aussi à la "library of congress".

      [Bookseller: Traits et Caractères]
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        HANDBOOK OF INDIAN DANCES: I, NEW MEXICO PUEBLOS

      Santa Fe: Pictograph Press, 1950. 1st Softcover Minor wear to extremities and hint of soiling to covers otherwise near fine. The artistic block prints are bright and colorful. 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.& &

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books]
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        THE ANTIQUE LAND

      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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