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        The African Queen

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1950. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and upper board in blue. With the dust jacket. Spine just a little rolled, faint partial toning to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed and nicked jacket with fraying at the ends of the spine panel. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to the literary agent responsible for the film adaptation on the front free endpaper, "To Shirley, – a copy of a book which is as old as our friendship but not nearly as precious to me. With love from C. S. Forester". Shirley Palmer Collier was a well-known Los Angeles literary agent who began her career as a silent film actress, starring in at least twenty-three films between 1923 and 1934. She married the author and Hollywood screenwriter John Collier in 1936 and maintained strong links to the movie industry throughout her career. It was in all likelihood Shirley Collier who introduced The African Queen to Horizon Pictures as a potential film, and Collier's then ex-husband served as one of the screenwriters. The novel was originally published in 1935 and the completed film, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, premiered in 1951, the year after this edition was published. Forester must have obtained this copy to present to Collier as thanks for her role in the film's birth. A superb association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Inscribed photographic portrait of Hemingway holding a black Persian kitten

      Paul Radkai, New York,, 1950. 13 × 11 ins, original monochrome print from the negative. With the photographer's stamp on the verso. Glazed and framed. Fine. An unusually intimate image in uncommonly large format. With Hemingway's magnificent presentation inscription on the white portion of his shirt, "To Alfred Rice from his friend, client and admirer Ernest Hemingway 31/3/50". Rice was a lawyer based in New York; he specialized in copyright law and handled all of Hemingway's literary, radio, television and motion picture properties. He began representing Hemingway in 1944, often travelling to Cuba to meet with his client.

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        Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health A Handbook of Dianetic Therapy

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

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        The Complete Poems of Robert Frost

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1950. Signed Limited Edition. Cloth. Near fine. Thomas Mason. Thomas Mason. Signed Limited Edition. Cloth. 11.25" x 7.5" (slipcase). Two volumes in slipcase, hand numbered 702 of 1500 copies, signed on colophon by Frost, Thomas Mason (illustrator), and Bruce Rogers (editor). Full blue cloth with gold stamped letters on black leather spine labels. Books are near fine. Marbled slipcase in good condition with rubbing and wear to corners and edges, sunned to top and spine, and a small split starting on one of the top corners near the opening.& & A wonderful find for either LEC collectors or fans of Frost.

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        The I Ching or Book of Changes

      Pantheon Books, 1950. Hardcover. Very Good. Pantheon Books, New York 1950. First Edition in English / First Printing. Dated 1950 on the copyright page, no additional printings. Black cloth boards lettered in gold. Complete in 2 Volumes. Translated by Richard Wilhelm, Cary Baynes. Foreword by Carl Jung. Frontispiece illustration and fold out illustration at the rear. Book Condition: Very Good+, light shelf wear, light spots on the boards. A few light spots on the endpaper with mild age toning. Small stain at the gutter of the frontispiece of volume 1. Fraying at the head of the spine of volume 2. The dust jackets and slipcase are not present.

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        The Complete Poems of Robert Frost

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1950. Signed Limited Edition. Cloth. Near fine. Thomas Mason. Thomas Mason. Signed Limited Edition. Cloth. 11.25" x 7.5" (slipcase). Two volumes in slipcase, hand numbered 702 of 1500 copies, signed on colophon by Frost, Thomas Mason (illustrator), and Bruce Rogers (editor). Full blue cloth with gold stamped letters on black leather spine labels. Books are near fine. Marbled slipcase in good condition with rubbing and wear to corners and edges, sunned to top and spine, and a small split starting on one of the top corners near the opening. A wonderful find for either LEC collectors or fans of Frost.

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      Bern: Urs Graf-Verlag, 1950-51. Fine in d.j.'s and cardboard slipcases. A magnificent set.. Limited to 500 copies (this no. 219) Three volumes. Folio. Complete facsimile with 48 mounted color plates. Bound in full vellum, the spines and upper covers with titles and designs in gilt and black. Vol. III with matching spine and boards. Vols. I and II in facsimile; Vol. II is a Introductory by E.H. Alton and essays by P. Meyer and G.O. Simms

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        Signed Playbill for "Kiss Me Kate

      New York, 1950. pamphlet. Original playbill signed in full on the front cover by the composer/lyricist and the star. 40 pages, New Century Theatre, New York. January, 1950. Small damp-stain along the upper left edge; very good(-) condition.

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      New York: Alfred a Knopf. 1950. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ price clipped dust jacket. Small owner inscription. First Edition stated.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Building Plans and Elevation for Monarch Rubber & Supply Co. Inc., at 227 Pennsylvania St., San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, Circa 1950. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 17" x 22". 7 sheets. Job #231. File #4042. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        The Dashiell Hammett Omnibus (SIGNED)

      London: Cassell, 1950. First Edition. Newly rebound in black calf with raised bands on spine and 22ct. gold lettering with new hand marbled end papers; light damp-staining to upper edge of text block. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to fellow mystery writer Hillary Waugh: "H. Waugh from D. Hammett. May they prosper that love her. Dec 25th 1958." In a custom matching black cloth case. The inscription is a paraphrase of Psalm 122:6. Waugh (1920-2008) was a pioneering American mystery writer and Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. With his ground-breaking LAST SEEN WEARING (1952) he is attributed with developing the police procedural. Collects THE THIN MAN, THE MALTESE FALCON, THE GLASS KEY, THE DAIN CURSE, RED HARVEST & four short stories

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        Northanger Abbey Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma

      Macmillan, UK 1950 - Reprints 1950-1958. A Full set of the Jane Austen novels. Illustrated by either Hugh Thomson or Charles Brock. Six Books in Five Volumes. Books are very good++ and quite attractive. Contents very good with age toning to some endpapers. The wrappers are very good with darkened spines and are age toned/lightly soiled. Edges lightly rubbed and nicked in places. An attractive set. More images can be taken upon request. Ref [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        The Dreams

      Jonathan Cape, London 1950 - First edition. Endpapers a trifle foxed, else fine in near fine, lightly rubbed and soiled dustwrapper. A very uncommon novel, the last of three by an author whose work often teeters on the border of fantasy. Benedikt was a German Jew who fled first to France, and then England before the war, along with Elias Canetti with whom she had both a personal and professional relationship. She died at the age of 37. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ethiopian-Coptic Orthodox Anaphora

      Ethiopia: Manuscript of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Complete with 40 text and 4 hand-painted icons (St. George, Madonna and Child, Crucifixion, and Jesus Arisen) on 44 parchment pages. Typical binding with crude leather over wood boards; covered spine. Pages are bound in two gatherings of 2 icon leaves, one gathering of 8 leaves, and two gatherings of 6 leaves. Text is in red and black and written in Ge'ez, a no-longer-spoken Semetic language that is still used for liturgical purposes. One of the fourteen different Coptic anaphoras. Until the 19th century these anaphoras (often referred to as "Bibles" but really liturgical prayer books) were produced only as hand-painted manuscripts by individual clergymen for use within their parishes. It wasn't until 1950 when Emperor Hailie Selassie decreed they would be printed in both Ge'ez and Amharic that all of the works were finally published. It is almost impossible to date these liturgies as they remained unchanged over many centuries. (See "The Liturgy of the Ethiopian Church," translated by Rev Marcos Doud.) This text and the icons were probably painted in the 1800s and perhaps rebound near the beginning of the 20th century. Quite attractive with expected wear. Scarce.. Leather. Very Good. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall.

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        El Libro Del Buen Amor. Edición Ilustrada y Ornamentada Por Fernando Cabedo Torrents.

      Aeternitas, Valencia 1950 - 320pp. en muy buen papel de hilo. Muy ilustrado con pequeños y deliciosos grabados, coloreados a mano. Y todas las páginas decoradas con orlas y letras capitales a distintas tintas. Edición total de solo 159 ejemplares. perfecto ejemplar con una elegante encuadernación en pergamino, decorado al oro. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Cocktail Party

      London: Faber and Fabert, Ltd., 1950 First edition, first state, with "you shall see here again" on page 29. Inscribed by Eliot to Margot Coker on the title page: "Inscribed for / Margot Coker / by T. S. Eliot [rule] / Bicester House July 20, 1951." In addition to the inscription, Eliot crossed out the titles Essays Ancient and Modern and After Strange Gods on the preceding page. Further inscribed with Eliot's notes on page 29 in regard to the first issue misprint, which Eliot corrected by crossing out the second "e" in "here": "T. S. E. / (coquette found / only in a / small no. of / copies of the / first printing, / and never / explained)." Publisher's light green cloth, spine lettered in gilt; original gray dust jacket. About near fine, with light wear to the extremities, toning to the spine, a hint of faint spotting to the end papers, former owner Margot Coker's inscription "Margaret R. Coker [rule] / 1950 [rule]" to the front free endpaper, bright and clean pages; unclipped dust jacket, with wear and minor chipping to the extremities, a few short tears to the edges, some toning to the spine. An attractive copy, rich with association. Margot Coker was the last living resident of the Coker family estate at Bicester House in Oxfordshire, where the Coker family had resided since 1582. Prior to living in Bicester House, the Coker family lived in the village of Coker in Somerset not too far from Eliot's ancestral home in East Coker. Known for her relatively transcendental lifestyle and generous hospitality, Margot Coker housed many visitors, including Eliot. He wrote at least one of the poems in Four Quartets while staying with the Coker family, and the title "East Coker" from the same set underscores the location's significance to Eliot. First performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1949, The Cocktail Party is the most popular of Eliot's seven plays. Partially based on Euripides' play Alcestis from Ancient Greece, The Cocktail Party tells of a squabbling married couple who resolve their issues with the help of a stranger. In his typical fashion, Eliot uses absurdist elements to make larger philosophical statements about human interaction and relationships.. Inscribed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Analytic System Handbook on Fire Protection

      WESTERN ACTUARIAL BUREAU, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 1950 - Fake black leather flexible covers. Edges rubbed. Front and back endpapers browning. Tight and clean binding. Illustrated with engineering drawing throughout. Title gilted. No bookplate. No writings. DATE PUBLISHED: 1950 EDITION: 96 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        To the Voters of Oxford.

      Oxford, Miss. 1950 - Small quarto. First edition. Printed in Oxford, Mississippi. An original copy of Faulkner's famous "Beer Broadside" containing four arguments for legalizing the sale of beer in Oxford. The Beer Broadside was Faulkner's direct challenge to an earlier broadside distributed by a group of clergy calling for the sale of beer to remain illegal. Contains the blemish to "because" in point 1. According to Petersen, there were likely two impressions of the broadside, the first without the blemish to "because" and the second with the blemish. Others have suggested a single impression, with the blemish merely due to type batter that might have occurred during the print run. Very small stain to lower left corner, creases from mailing, else a nearly fine copy of a scarce Faulkner item. (Petersen A29). [Attributes: First Edition]

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      - MANUSCRIPT. THREE LITTLE PIGS STORY BOOK. This is the mock-up of a charming picture book published by Otley circa 1950. Featuring a large (9x13") watercolor used as the cover and includes all 12 pages of interior illustrations presented as large and detailed pen and inks highlighted in blue on every leaf. THe text is pasted on. The original holographic text and 10 pages of detailed preliminary sketches are included as well as a copy of the published book.

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      London, 1950. "Tey, Josephine" aka "Daviot, Gordon" pseudonyms of Elizabeth Mackintosh (1896-1952), Scottish Golden Age mystery writer, literary author, and successful playwright best known for her small but brilliant oeuvre which included the creation of Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant and her classic detective novels: THE MAN IN THE QUEUE (1927), A SHILLING FOR CANDLES (1936), MISS PYM DISPOSES (1947), THE FRANCHISE AFFAIR (1948), BRAT FARRAR (1949), and THE DAUGHTER OF TIME (1951, voted greatest mystery novel of all time by the British Crime Writer's Association in 1990; The Franchise Affair was 11th on that same list). EXCEEDINGLY RARE HANDWRITTEN LETTER (Signed "Gordon"), 2pp, over 200 words entirely in her holograph,(20 Cavendish Square, London W1, n.d. but October, 1950) in black ink on small plain notepaper, one corner just slightly torn with no loss of text , folded at one time, but otherwise in Very Good condition. TO HER PUBLISHER Nicholas "Nico" Davies (of the firm Peter Davies Ltd., which published most of her Tey mystery novels). A HIGHLY DESIRABLE and exceeding uncommon HANDWRITTEN LETTER from the reclusive author, containing information on her working methods as well as a description of her personal feelings re: the difference between how she views herself as an author versus as a playwright. It reads, in part: "When he [a fan] first wrote to me about The Franchise Affair he began: ' Dear Josephine (almost certainly Miss!) Tey' - and being no feminist I took that as a compliment." "In police matters I go to the horse's mouth (the local Chief Constable) and abide by what [he] says." "And he misread the bit about the doctor who did not know his patient was a woman: of course the doctor knew as soon as the woman was dead". "It was so nice to see you both again. I always enjoy my Davies luncheons." "P.S. It is a very strange thing but I got more kick on seeing Tey in the middle of the 'Times' [Times Book Club] window than in seeing my name in front of the New [Theatre]. Age, I suppose." [With:]Two letters from Nico Davies, signed, to a fellow publisher, both written a few short years after the author's passing. The first letter reads in part: "Nearly all our letters from Josephine Tey were typewritten and I am pretty sure what you really want to see is her writing, so I have pulled out from our files a letter written in October 1950. She is talking about of one of the many letters she received from a Tey fan and mentions, as you see, THE FRANCHISE AFFAIR. I think the two most interesting things in the letter are a hint of her methods in the third paragraph; and a nice P.S. in which she compares her feelings at seeing copies of the latest Josephine Tey book on display in the Times Book Club with seeing the name of Gordon Daviot in lights outside the New Theatre where her RICHARD OF BORDEAUX ran for many months. (You know of course that Josephine Tey and Gordon Daviot were the same person: she always signed her letters to us - and was called by us---Gordon. Her real name was Elizabeth Mackintosh.) I hope you will be pleased with this "Tey" gem." The second letter from Nico Davies gives a complete list of all her publications, some insider info on Tey publication matters, and imparts this useful fact vis a vis the scarcity of her works: "Apart from her plays. I'm afraid we don't have a single first edition of either Tey or Daviot." [With:] a 5"by 7" PRESS PHOTOGRAPH of the author , the final piece to this remarkable archive. .. . Signed. Original Manuscript. Very Good.

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        THE LEAVES OF THE TREE. Signed

      Mount Vernon, Iowa:: Cornell College, (1950)., 1950 Sarton, May. THE LEAVES OF THE TREE. Signed. Mount Vernon, Iowa: Cornell College, (1950). First Edition of this early book of poetry,, Limited to 300 Copies, this copy Inscribed by May Sarton in her characteristic small handwriting, on the front free endpaper. "For Margot - saving grace of... / With love from May / ...(illegible)/ 52". Additionally with two wonderful and revealing typed letters Signed by May Sarton in her self-addressed mailing envelopes to Margot Jacoby. 8vo. 39pp. Bright and fresh, some sunning and use, in the publisher's blue wrappers, printed in black. Number 22 in the Cornell College chapbook series. Very Uncommon.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DICTATORSHIP Based on an Examination of the Leaders of Nazi Germany

      New York: The Ronald Press Company. 1950. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good in boards. Some minor pocking. Staining to boards. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

      New York: The Macmillan Co, 1950. First printing, 154pp., bound in light blue cloth pictorially stamped in dark blue and yellow, spine lettering dark blue over yellow, some darkening along the op edge otherwise a very good copy of his scarce American first edition, in unclipped pictorial dust jacket with three tiny edge chips along upper edge of both panels, spine ends with minor rubbing or chipping. A very nice copy.. First American Edition. Octavo.

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        The Town and the City

      New York: Harcourt Brace, 1950 - FIRST EDITION of Kerouac's first novel SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by Kerouac to Judge Vincent Lupiano who performed the wedding service for Kerouac's marriage to Joan: "A thousand thanks for tying my marital knot--Best luck in all the world to you & yours--Sincerely, Jack Kerouac and his new missus, Joan". With letter of provenance from Lupiano's son. WITH: "Compliments of the Author" card laid-in. Inscribed on the front free endpaper. Octavo, original red cloth, original dust jacket; custom box. Book very good, dust jacket with mild edgewear and some foxing to rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Picasso lithographe I. 1919-1947 ~ II. 1947-1949 *

      A.Sauret/Editions du Livre, Monte-Carlo 25.11.1949 - 25.11.1950. - 2 tomes brochés 33 x 26, couvertures lithographiées rempliées. Très frais. 4 lithographies originales et inédites de Picasso, dont 2 en double couverture et 2 en frontispice, avec une iconographie totale en noir et en couleur. Les deux premiers volumes de ce catalogue raisonné, le second semblant quasi introuvable en conditions d'époques et avec les lithos.

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        A Man Divided

      Methuen London: Methuen, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First edition. Owner bookplate to front pastedown else a very good copy in very good priced dustwrapper with mild foxing. SIGNED by Stapledon. Books signed by this author are uncommon particularly as this title was published in the year of Stapledon's death. Signed by Author

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        The Martian Chronicles

      Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1950 - Very good in a very good dust jacket. SIGNED by the author on the title page. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Original price of $2.50 printed on front flap of dust jacket. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Knockdowns That Stand Up

      New York. 2011. Artist&#39;s book, one of 15 copies, all on archival Canson Flannel paper and Harman Professional Gloss FB AI Warmtone for the photographs, each signed and numbered by the artist / author, Sarah Peter. Page size: 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches; 64pp. Bound by Judith Ivry: handsewn, covers of acidfreeDavey Binder&#39;s Board, grey cloth spine, front cover printed with title and author on grey paper label bordered in darker grey matching spine, housed in archival chipboard cardboard box, twine tie, grey label on outside cover of box with title and author. The 13 original photographs were printed on an Epson Stylus Photo R1900 as was the text. & The text and photographs are Ms. Peter&#39;s autobiographical account to "tell the story of a wacky upbringing in suburban Connecticut on the 1950&#39;s and 60&#39;s." The author contrasts the cheery portrait of family life in the actual promotional literature from FIRST FURNITURE, the line of children&#39;s furniture her father produced, withthe more complicated and sometimes conflicting messages from her partents. Illustrated with family photographs, as well as images from the promotional literature for FIRST FURNITURE, that are interwoven with family stories and jokes, the author tells of growing up with three sisters in a manner not exactly as advertised. Charming and provocative. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        Collection of 16 portrait photographs, including authors, Harlem Renaissance figures, actors, artists, and architects

      N.p.: N.p., 1950. Collection of 16 black-and-white portrait photographs by Carl Van Vechten, printed on card stock, many as postcards, all but three with his blindstamp to the lower portion. Six of the photos contain the subjects&#39; names in holograph ink on the verso, two of which are also dated, with a seventh photo was used as a postcard, with a franked stamp and a holograph notation by Van Vechten, dated March 21, 1959, on the verso.& & After switching from writing to photography in the 1930s, Van Vechten became one the leading photographers of the era, taking portraits of many actors, artists, writers, and musicians. Among his hundreds of subjects were Thornton Wilder (with "in The Skin of Your Teeth" on the verso, in character as Mr. Antrobus), Ruth Ford (in a dress by Pierre Balmain), Tallulah Bankhead, Carol Channing, architect Philip Johnson, impresario/art connoisseur Lincoln Kirstein, and potter Grace Barnsley (here under her married name, Emily Davies, and dated "Paris, 1930"), all present in this collection. & & Van Vechten was also interested in African-American music and literature, and was an early supporter of the Harlem Renaissance. This collection includes four photos of Ethel Waters as Hagar from 1939 Broadway premiere of "Mamba&#39;s Daughters," and photos of choreographer/actor/dancer Geoffrey Holder, Harry Belafonte, actress/singer Bertice Reading, and writer Owen Dodson, who has briefly inscribed his photo on the recto. & & Grace Barnsley photo 4.5 x 5.75 inches, Ethel Waters photos 5 x 7 inches, remaining photos 3.5 x 5.5 inches. Near Fine, with light curling, a couple of photos with shallow creases.& & Complete details available on request.

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        British Broadcasting: A Study In Monopoly

      London: London School of Economics/ Longman&#39;s, 1950. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the Nobel Prize-winning economist Coase on the title page.

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        Typescript Draft of "The Window"

      [c. late 1940s]. Bradbury's ten page signed typescript draft of his short story "The Window," which was first published in Collier's on August 5, 1950 and then revised again for publication as a chapter of his 1957 novel Dandelion Wine. Inscribed by Bradbury to his longtime friend and later publisher, Roy A. Squires: "For Roy - Remembering about thirteen years of memories, friendship, and various associations - with my best wishes always from Ray Bradbury." Twelve leaves; double-spaced; with one title page and one blank page for ten total pages of text. With Bradbury's annotations and emendations: multiple word changes, a running tabulation of word count, and the cutting of text to bring the count from 2179 to 1749 words (as totaled by Bradbury on the title page). The largest single cut is the opening 1-1/2 page section, in which Bradbury describes a nightmare in which a man has come to disconnect the telephone, which is the elderly protagonist's lifeline to his youth in Mexico City (a place Bradbury had visited in 1945). In the published version, the sequence is replaced by a description of the man waking abruptly and commenting "I don't like that dream." Another two dozen or so sentences were excised from this draft by Bradbury (and further changes were made between this amended draft and publication). One hole punched to pages in the upper corner; paper clip shadow at upper edge; near fine or better. Bradbury was the author of the classics Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man: his first book was a collection of stories, Dark Carnival, published in 1947. By the time of his death in 2012, he was one of the most honored American writers of all time, winning a World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, and lifetime or Grand Master awards from the Science Fiction Writers of America, the Horror Writers Association and the Science Fiction Poetry Association, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, a special citation from the Pulitzer Board, and the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation, to name a few. An early version of one of Bradbury's earliest stories, with a substantial amount of unpublished material still visible. .

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        The Third Man and The Fallen Idol

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1950. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled with a minor crease. An excellent copy in the rubbed, creased, and nicked jacket with short closed tears and tape repairs to the verso. First edition, first impression.

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        All and Evertyhing: First Series: Beelzebub&#39;s Tales to His Grandson

      New York: DUTTON, 1950-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST US EDITION. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. 1238 pp. First printing. (Stated first edition on copyright page; was initially published in the Russian and Armenian languages.) Very Good+ hardcover in Good+ dust jacket. Jacket is mylar-protected. Book itself in nice shape: clean pages and sturdy binding. Light shelf wear, toning to pages with age, a few scuffs/foxing to edges and margins. A few small foxing marks in margins. Dust jacket well-creased along bottom edge, tape on verso, small closed tear on front panel near head, price-clipped. A nice copy.A lovely first edition of Gurdjieff&#39;s most best-known work.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        The Complete Poems of Robert Frost (in two volumes, signed)

      New York Limited Editions Club 1950. Limited edition. Quarto, Full cloth, Wood engravings by Thomas W. Nason, xliv, 608 pages in two volumes. Condition: Near Fine. Limited edition two-volume set with a preface by Frost, an appreciation by Louis Untermeyer. Printed by Bruce Rogers at the Marchbanks Press in an edition limited to 1, 500 copies, this being set #473. SIGNED at colophon of volume II by Robert Frost, illustrator Thomas Nason, and Bruce Rogers. Bound in coarse blue cloth over boards with gilt-stamped titles on black leather spine labels. Clean and sound set overall with a bit of mild chipping to spine labels, but no fading to spines. Lacking the slipcase. Fiction & Literature

      [Bookseller: Back Creek Books LLC, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Sierra Club Bulletin Hardbound Volumes I through V (1950 reproduction of the five softcover volumes spanning 1893 through 1905)

      The Sierra Club, San Francisco 1950 - San Francisco: The Sierra Club, 1950. Fine grade First Edition set of this hardbound reproduction of the oldest softcover volumes (1893 through 1905) of the Sierra Club Bulletin; hence, self-named "Second Printing" of the softcover issues, which are of course themselves the first printing. Five Volumes, coverage as named in scans (which see). Large octavo, maroon ribbed cloth boards, gilt spine imprinting. Volume I: [12] + 341 pp.+ [10], photographs in separated insert sections; Volume II: [12] + 328 pp. + [8], photographs in separated insert sections; Volume III: [8] + 339 pp. + [10], photographs in separated insert sections; Volume IV: [16] + 324 pp. + [10], photographs in separated insert sections; Volume V: [14] + 328 + [2]. a Fine, handsome set, with only several trace micro-imperfections at places in bindings; essentially flawless, and as received originally. There is unlikely to be a better set anywhere.David Brower, Chairman of the Sierra Club Editorial Board, describes, in his "Preface to the Second Printing", the reasons and process behind this rare set: "The five volumes of the Sierra Club Bulletin completed before 1906 have long been out of print and exceedingly difficult to obtain; the type, the plates, manuscripts and photographs, the overrun, and many individuals' files were destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake and fire. Spurred on, perhaps, by Ronald Clark's pleasant description of the Bulletin in The Splendid Hills, where he speaks of it as "that model of all mountain periodicals," the Sierra Club has brought the early volumes back into print, thus enabling important libraries, whether individual or institutional, to complete their files of turn-of-the-century description of exploration and conservation in the Sierra Nevada. Reproduction of these volumes is by photo-offset, and the text remains exactly as it was. The trim size of the first two numbers has been increased so that they will conform with the rest of the series; some of the line drawings are reduced in size to eliminate tip-ins; the plates are rescreened and assembled as signatures; and some advertisements are omitted - reluctantly - to keep the volumes of uniform size. Grateful acknowledgment is due many individuals, the members of the Editorial Board, and the Sierra Club's Directors for their belief in the merit of the project to republish and for their faith in its success. - David R. Brower, Chairman / Sierra Club Editorial Board / Berkeley, California / October 15, 1950 " - L-SC1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        Out of Africa

      London: Julian Blaustein, No Date. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 4to. N. D. 133 pp printed on rectos only. Rare screenplay of Ms. Dinesen&#39;s most well-known work. Drafted by Robert Ardrey. Never produced. Before Ardrey returned to academia for a respected career in anthropology, he was a noted screenwriter and playwright. His credits include Madame Bovary, The Three Muskateers, and Four Horsemen of the Apocaylpse among many others. This screenplay is undated, but likely written in the 1950&#39;s. Very good condition, Sheets brad-bound into thick paper covers.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone / Tennessee Williams

      [New York] : New Directions, 1950. 1st Edition. Description: 148 p. ; 21 cm. Subjects: Americans--Italy--Fiction. Women--Italy--Fiction. Rome (Italy) --Fiction. Limited to 500 copies and SIGNED by the author. "Finely bound vellum-backed batik boards in glassine dw, near fine. An exceptional copy complete with the original (somewhat edge-worn) slip-case. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. "

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        I, Robot (First Softcover Edition)

      New York: Gnome Press, 1950. First Edition. First Edition. Presumed "Armed Forces" edition, or the publisher&#39;s short-lived attempt to produce paperbacks, bound in wrappers identical to the jacket art of the hardcover edition. More scarce than the hardcover, a stopper for Asimov collectors.& & Asimov&#39;s classic work, a collection of short stories that had immediate and lasting impact on both science fiction and popular culture, introducing the author&#39;s now legendary "Three Laws of Robotics."& & Very Good plus in illustrated wrappers. A small chip to the front wrapper, a larger corner chip to the rear wrapper, silverfish damage to some preliminary pages, and light shelfwear and toning overall.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        FATHER OF THE BRIDE: Original 129pp MGM FILE COPY SCREENPLAY for the 1950 Hit Film

      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Culver City, California: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950. Goodrich, Frances & Hackett, Albert. FATHER OF THE BRIDE. Culver City, California: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, dated 2-24-1949. Original MGM FILE COPY also "Vault Copy" also "Temporary Complete" for the 1950 big hit classic film comedy directed by Vincente Minelli and starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, and 17-year old Elizabeth Taylor. 129 mimeographed pages complete, brad-bound in original blue MGM studio wrappers. Oscar-nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (Spencer Tracy) and also for Best Screenplay (Goodrich & Hackett). Based on the 1949 novel by Edward Streeter. In Very Good condition. . Original Manuscript. Original Wraps. Very Good.

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        700-LECIE GLIWIC 1250-1950

      - Typ: teka graficzna; Haslo: Gliwice; Przyn. adm.: powiat grodzki Gliwice wojewodztwo slaskie (katowickie); Sygnatura: Wszystkie ryciny sygnowane olowkiem przez autorow z podaniem techniki i nazwiska autora, zwykle bez tytulu.; Technika: 3 litografie (Uklejowa 2, Ukleja 1), 3 drzeworyty (Eberhard-Szymanska 2, Acedanski 1) na kartonie.; Format: 140x180 (ryciny), 300x398 (kartony), teka 316x412 (teka); Datowanie: 1950.; Pochodzenie: Bez miejsca i roku wydania.; Inf o autorze: 1) Z. Acedanski (23.03.1909 Przemysl-16.11.1991 Gliwice) grafik i malarz, zwiazany do konca wojny ze Lwowem, po 1945 krotko z Tarnowem, nastepnie od 1946 z Gliwicami, w 1932 ukonczyl studia na Wydziale Sztuk Zdobniczych i Przemyslu Artystycznego Panstwowej Szkoly Technicznej we Lwowie (studia w latach 1927-1932) oraz odbyl studia graficzne na kursach Ludwika Tyrowicza we Lwowie w latach 1929-1930, uprawial przede wszystkim grafike warsztatowa w roznych technikach graficznych, grafike uzytkowa, malarstwo i rysunek, udzial w licznych wystawach, lata 1932-1939 to najlepszy okres w tworczosci artysty, zob. Gronska 1971 s.395, Snoch 2004 ss.11-12, Katalog Wroclaw 1983 s.61. 2) Wl. Ukleja (1900-1978) absolwent ASP w Krakowie w 1928, zob. Indeks 2 s.133 3) W. Uklejowa (ur. 1916) absolwentka ASP w Krakowie w 1950, zob. Indeks2 s.133. 4) J. J. Eberhard-Szymanska (18.04.1899-1976) czlonek ZPAP od 1950, zob. Indeks2 s.27.; Uwagi: Naklad teki 300 egz. Teka motywow przemyslowych. Nieustalone autorstwo ryciny na okladce teki, teka zawiera 6 rycin.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura budownictwo przemyslowe, gospodarka przemysl, gospodarka przemysl gornictwo hutnictwo / Architektur Industriebauten, Wirtschaft Industrie, Wirtschaft Industrie Grubenwesen Hüttenwesen / architecture industrial buildings/industrial building, economy industry, economy industry ironworks/siderurgy mining / Holzschnitt Lithographie / lithograph woodcut; Ryciny w ladnym stanie, okladka teki w stanie co najmniej dobrym, urwany prawy dolny rog okladki.

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