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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' 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'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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        British Broadcasting: A Study In Monopoly

      London: London School of Economics/ Longman'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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        All and Evertyhing: First Series: Beelzebub'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'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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        MR. BADGER'S SUCCESSFUL PLAN - 13 WATERCOLORS & MORE

      1950. ROSS,MARGARET. MR. BADGER'S SUCCESSFUL PLAN - 13 WATERCOLORS & MORE. Offered here are 13 wonderful watercolors used to illustrate Ross's book published by the Museum Press in 1945. Ross was an extremely successful author / illustrator in the 1940's and 1950's. In her books she created a world of humanized animals. Apart from her books, her illustrations were also available separately in a series of color prints. In Mr. Badger's Successful Plan shes has created a world of humanized animals much like Graham'e Wind In The Willows: Mr. Badger prevents disaster from occurring at Mrs. Brown Mouses's birthday party saving Whisker Fox and Rascal Rat from an intruding dog and its owner. Offered here are 13 original watercolors used in the book. Each piece is on paper 10 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches high. Each page is completely filled with color illustraions detailing the lives of a variety of humanized animals. Included with the art is a copy of the book that is signed by Ross with her address. It is also inscribed by her in an elderly hand reading "My dear / With love for Christmas / Margaret Ross/ (I was 30 years too late! / The last copy, please forgive." Also included are 3 pieces of ephemera relating to her book and two typed letters heavily corrected in Ross's hand, each with a charming pen drawing.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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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'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'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'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's classic work, a collection of short stories that had immediate and lasting impact on both science fiction and popular culture, introducing the author'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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        Thirty [30] Years of Championship Golf (First Edition)

      New York: Prentice-Hall, 1950. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a bright, about Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket has nicks at the corners and a bit of light rubbing at the extremities, else quite nice. Reprinted many times, extremely uncommon in the first edition.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        WALDO AND MAGIC, INC

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1950. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to corners. and spine ends and clipped price. (#126841). First edition. Collects two stories. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3- 171. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 792. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 942-44. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 1151.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        VENGEANCE IS MINE!

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company,. 1950. boards.. Binding slightly leaned, else a near fine copy in good dust jacket. with shelf wear at edges, shallow chipping at head and tail of spine. panel, and several short closed tears. (#80647). 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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        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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        Beautiful Elizabeth Taylor, Hollywood Actress, Early SIGNED B/W Photograph of Her with Short Black Hair Wearing Leopard Skin Swimsuit Sitting with Head Turned on Step Entering Into Swimming Pool, in Late 1950's ,

      - Signed B/W Photograph approx 10 1/2 X 8 3/4 Inches, SIGNATURE GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC, VG- Condition with tiny light Browning Sepia Tones But Still Nice, Comes in Plain Black Wooden Frame, . Comes in Plain Black Wooden Frame, She was Friend of Michael Jackson, Black Singer who Died in 2009 at his Mansion in Holmby Hills in Bel Air.

      [Bookseller: Bluff Park Rare Books]
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        The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vols 1-19; 1760-March 1791. Plus 3 vols of indices for vols 1-18

      Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1950-1974. hardcover, 8vo. Jacket spines lightly tanned, occasional light soiling, minor edgwear, one with a large but closed tear, another with a 1" hole on back. Very attractive on the shelf. Covered in mylar Provenance: David Bruce, Ambassador to France, West Germany, the UK and NATO; envoy to the Paris Peace talks during the Vietnam War; and the first US emissary to the People's Republic of China in 1973-74. Inscribed in vol. 19: "David Bruce, / from Julian Boyd. / Peking China, 1974." With Bruce's Chinese inkstamp. Professional booksellers since 1994. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Blue Whale Books, Inc.]
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        The Little King: original drawing of Soglow's famous cartoon monarch, pencil on board, inscribed "With best wishes to Herman W. Kapp / O. Sloglow"

      n.p, n.d. (ca. 1950). Image 18 x 14-3/4 inches, matted and framed to 22-3/4 x 18-3/4 inches overall. . Fine . Drawn with a deceptive simplicity, Otto Sloglow's Little King remains one of the most memorable of American cartoon characters. Appearing for decades in The New Yorker, and other publications, his uncaptioned adventures were the quintessence of gentle humor and engaging charm. This large, formal rendering of the diminutive ruler was presented to the late well-known American book collector Herman Kapp, a New Jersey attorney and longtime member of the Grolier Club

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        THE COMPLETE POEMS OF ROBERT FROST

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Bright, fresh copies with some uneven sunning to the spines. Slipcase with light wear and soiling but intact but for a small section at the top. Close to Fine in a Very Good slipcase. Thomas Nason. Two large octavo (7-3/4" x 11") volumes bound in full blue denim with new black leather labels stamped in gold. Copy #1112 of 1500 copies illustrated with wood engravings by Thomas Nason, perhaps Frost's most sympathetic illustrator, and designed by Bruce Rogers. SIGNED by the poet, the illustrator, and the designer of the book on the colophon page. The most beautiful of the several issues of this great poet's complete works.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Hot Rod

      New York: Dutton, 1950-07-28. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. New York: Random House, 1950. 189 pp. First edition, first printing. Near Fine hardcover in Very Good dust jacket. Book itself in nice shape with clean text and sturdy binding; light dust-soiling, front hinge a bit weak, else fine. Jacket is bright and unfaded with light edge wear, some creasing along bottom edge of front panel, tiny nick in top of back panel and some rubbing to back panel as well. Unclipped price ($2.00) Jacket is mylar-protected. An uncommonly nice copy.1950s juvenile delinquent-fiction author Henry Gregor Felsen's best-known work, which is scarce as a first printing in collectible condition, let alone with such an attractive jacket.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Original Artwork Entitled Soledad

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

      [Bookseller: Books from the Crypt]
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        Evolution" in Experiment Magazine, issue number 4 (December, 1950)

      Chicago 1950 - Very good in original wrappers with light wear. Early, perhaps the third, appearance of Plath in print. Uncommon and, to the best of our knowledge, unrecorded. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Across the River and Into the Trees (Inscribed First Edition)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. First American edition. about Fine/Near Fine. Inscribed by the author on the front end paper: "To Maria Altagracia | best always from her friend | Ernest Hemingway May 1957." A personal inscription from Hemingway a few years after winning the Nobel Prize for literature and a few years before taking his own life. Inscriptions during this stage of his life are relatively uncommon. And, unfortunately a word of caution, because forged Hemingway signatures are known to pop up on this book, so buy from a trusted dealer. Besides our own expertise, this copy has passed muster with several major auction houses, including Sotheby's, Dec. 13, 2011 est. $6 - 8,000. & & The book is clean and bright with a touch of wear at the spine ends, but just about Fine. In a Near Fine first state dust jacket also with minor wear at the extremities and a pinpoint hole on the front end-paper. A wonderful copy of one of Hemingway's lesser works about an old soldier's nostalgic reminiscences on the past. You can hear the somewhat disappointed, somewhat tired voice of a man who believes his best years are behind him, fiercely clutching at the man he believes he used to be.& & Housed in one of those awful clamshell cases with gaudy spine lettering and embossed design on the front board. We will let the new owner have the pleasure of running it over with the car and then tossing it in the garbage. about Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Reflections In A Golden Eye (Inscribed to William Goyen)

      New York: New Directions, 1950. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good/good. First New Classics edition with introduction by Tennessee Williams. A very good copy in good dustwrapper with cover design by Lustig. This copy INSCRIBED by the author on the front free endpaper to fellow writer William Goyen "To Bill, from his friend, Carson". Comes in custom clam shell box.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Silvaplana. Orig.-Photographie (Bromsilber, Vintage).

      ca.1950 - 17 x 23 cm, Kleiner Knick in der rechten un teren Ecke, sonst sehr schöner Abzug Auf Rückseite mit Atelierstempel: « Albert Steiner, Photograph, St Moritz, Engadin». Handschriftlicher Bildtitel mit maschinengeschriebenen Schildchen mit dem genauen Bildtitel überklebt. Albert Steiner (1877 -1965). Seit 1902 selbständiger Portraitphotograph in Genf. Mitarbeiter im Atelier des Berner Malers W. Küpfer in Bern. Ab 1913 Photograph in St. Moritz. Die Portrait- und Landschaftsaufnahmen, die Steiner zum teil über seinen Postkartenverlag vertrieb, machten in weltbekannt. 600 gr.

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        Soeur De Suzette

      Atlantic Book Company, 1950. Paperback. Used; Acceptable. Paperback; English language; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; cover very worn - an otherwise complete and intact reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: c-books.co.uk]
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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: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        HELENA. A Novel.

      Chapman & Hall. London. 1950 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.4 x 5.1 inches). A fine copy finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco, spine with raised bands, lettered, ruled and decorated in gilt. Single gilt ruled border to boards. Top edge gilt. A Fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster-ABA.]
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        The Traveller's Tree: a Journey Through the Caribbean Islands

      London: John Murray, 1950. Gilt lettered green cloth in decorative dust jacket. Cartographic endpapers. This copy signed by the author on the title page. The author's uncommon first book. Foxing to edges and rear of dj. Dust jacket with horizontal tear, chipping and abrasions on spine. Ink name on endpaper. Still a very attractive copy. Signed By the Author. 1st Edition. Cloth. VG/VG. Illus. by A. Costa. 8vo.

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        I Robot

      Gnome Press, 1950. Hardcover. Very Good. Gnome Press, New York 1950. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition on the copyright page with no additional printing listed. Red cloth boards with black lettering. Book Condition: Very Good, light shelf wear, light spots on the boards. Sunning at the spine, owner's name and date at the front endpaper. Light age toning at the endpaper, a few light spots in the text. In a fine facsimile jacket wrapped in a removable mylar cover for presentation.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        What's the water like? Looks pretty cold!

      c. 1950. Sheet size: 255 × 327 mm. Pen and ink on wove paper. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of publications. Between 1952 and 1954 he drew regular cartoons for the weekly Time and Tide, and after that for the daily News Chronicle. Between 1958 and 1962 he drew topical cartoons for the Daily Mail under the title "Watch My Line." He also drew many portraits, in black and white line, of famous people, for various papers, including over sixty for the Sunday Telegraph, which began publication in February 1961.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        BURNING BRIGHT, A Play in Story Form

      New York: Viking Press, 1950. First edition. 8vo, full grey cloth lettered in red on upper cover and spine, in dustjacket. 159. A bright clean and unusually nice copy. In the Foreword Steinbeck writes his reasons for writing in this format - play-novellette: "I find it difficult to read plays, and in this I do not find myself alone. The printed play is read almost exclusively by people closely associated with the theater, by students of the theater, and by the comparatively small group of readers who are passionately fond of the theater. ....[this] will be more widely read because it is presented as ordinary fiction...

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        The Princess de Cleves

      London: Euphorion,, 1950. Translated by Nancy Mitford. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, patterned endpapers. With the dust jacket. Spine titles dulled, upper board bowed, spotting to edges of text block, partial tanning to free endpapers. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the verso of the half title, "Darling Violet, Who doesn't know French well enough to read it for herself. With love, Nancy. Try the preface, however". Recipient Violet Trefusis was a writer and friend of Mitford's, the inspiration for the character Lady Montdore in Love in a Cold Climate. She has made numerous notes in ink on the upper panel and rear flap of the jacket. An excellent association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The I Ching, or Book of Changes - Bollingen Series XIX (2 Volume Set)

      Pantheon Books, 1950-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE EDITION. New York: Pantheon Books/ Princeton University Press, 1950. 395 + 376 pp. In two volumes. First American edition, first printing. (No additional printings indicated on copyright page. First in the English language as well.) Near Fine condition hardcovers in about Very Good original dust jackets, housed in a Good black slipcase. Books themselves are in great shape; they have clean pages and sturdy bindings. Light shelf wear and scuffing, else fine. Jacket of volume one has some nicks with small missing chips on its spine panel. Volume two's back panel has a tear along the top edge. Both jackets have light rubbing and soiling with a bit of shelf wear at their extremities; mylar-protected. Slipcase has wear spots on the front and back from removed stickers; edge wear and exposed tips. A nice set.The very first English-language translation of the Chinese classic text The I Ching, attributed to Fu Xi. Baynes' English rendering of Wilhelm's German translation continues to be widely read today. With an introduction by eminent psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Computing MacHinery and Intelligence

      Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1950. First Edition. Wrappers. Fine. [2], 433-576 pages. Original grey printed wrappers. As bright a copy as we've seen, untrimmed with yapp edges (grey wrappers overlap the textblock on 3 sides) as issued. 'With the advent of the electric digital computer came much speculation as to whether or not in processing information these machines were actually thinking. In this paper Turing considered this question from a behavioristic standpoint, proposing an experiment, later call the Turing Test, that would allow the unbiased comparison of a machine's thinking behavior with that of a normal human being. The test involves two parties, 'X' and 'Y', who engage in a conversation by teletype. Human X cannot know whether Y is a machine or a person. If X believes that Y is responding like a person after a specified period of time, and Y turns out to be a machine, then that machine may be defined as having the capacity to 'think.'' (Origins of Cyberspace 936) Turing thought that by the year 2000 machines would be able to think like humans. Today, the defining line is getting very thin, with computers able to learn given diverse and continuing inputs, and able to interact with the world around them increasing as humans do. An important piece in any artificial intelligence or history of computing collection.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        AFFICHE : VISITEZ LA TUNISIE

      - Date : 1950 Dimensions : 62x100cm Imp : RENE SICARD PARIS Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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