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        The Martian Chronicles

      Doubleday & Co. 1950 - INSCRIBED first edition (1950 stated on title and copyright page), inscribed on the front free end paper. "For Steve With The Good Wishes Of A Martian Named Ray Bradbury Nov. 1966." Book in very good condition, some soiling on covers, front and rear end papers, first few pages at top and side, and along one part of fore edges of pages; dark green pen line on back cover next to spine; spine and edges of covers lightly faded. Dj in very good condition, some minor chipping; some sun-fading on spine to rear. Book comes in custom-made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Across the River and Into the Trees

      New York, Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1950. Octavo. Original blue buckram, facsimile signature to upper board and titles to spine gilt. Containing several textual errors which were corrected to the first trade edition. Housed in a quarter black morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. A superb copy. First edition, first printing, one of 25 copies, printed from the uncorrected sheets and specially bound for presentation. With the author's superb signed presentation inscription on the half title page, "To Alfred Rice with all good wishes and affection Ernest Hemingway". 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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        Le dur désir de durer *

      The Grey Falcon Press/The Trianon Press, Philadelphia/London 19.1.1950. - Broché 29 x 23, couverture illustrée rempliée. Édition originale bilingue. L'un des 750 premiers exemplaires réservés aux anglais, les 750 suivants étant pour les américains.

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        The Three Musketeers

      New York: Heritage, 1950. hardcover. fine. Legrand, Edy.. Translated by William Robson, with introduction by Ben Ray Redman and illustrations by Edy Legrand. xxviii, 365pp., tall 8vo, beautifully rebound in 3/4 yellow morocco over blue cloth; gilt ruled spine with raised bands and blue leather label; marbled end papers, t.e.g. N.Y.: Heritage Press, (1950). A fine copy.

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        Paul Léautaud dans son fauteuil *

      Lacourière, Paris 1950. - Eau-forte originale 18 x 13 sur feuille d'arches 32 x 26, signée, titrée (d'après Léautaud) et justifiée "épreuve d'essai" à l'encre noire, avant 33 exemplaires numérotés. Au verso de ce délicat portrait, mention à la mine de plomb "Paul Léautaud vers 1950.tirage à 33. Rayé en 1959"De la collection de Pierre Cailler.[Lioré & Cailler 1129]

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        THEMES AND VARIATIONS. Family Copy

      London: Chatto And Windus, 1950 First Edition. 8vo., 260pp. A near fine copy in the publisher's red cloth covered boards in dustwrapper showing light use. Plates; over 2pp. of notes by Julian Huxley on rear endpapers, and the usual stamped signature, Inscribed "For Julian & Juliette with all my love Aldous 1950". The two brothers were very close, yet this was the only Aldous presentation in Julian's library with one partial exception. It need not be said that this is an extremely interesting and exciting book, of great fascination to Huxley admirers and collectors. Custom red leather clamshell case in fine condition.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Sans titre *

      (1950). 1950 - Dessin original à la mine de plomb, ô combien signé, repris en motif lithographique sur la chemise du portefeuille de l'ouvrage "Douze lithographies" publié à compte d'auteur par l'artiste. Cinq motifs au bélier évoqués ci-dessus, chacun d'entre eux intégrant la signature de l'artiste, en sus de cinq chevaux procédant de la même composition, soit dix dessins originaux signés en une feuille 50 x 61, pliée par la moitié. (Giroud 10).La future variante lithographiée de l'animal retenu est entourée d'un trait d'encre rouge et comporte la mention de bon à tirer, encore signé par Erni.L'ouvrage constitué de la suite des douze planches est l'un des plus rares illustrés du graveur; les 25 exemplaires du tirage de tête comportaient un dessin original qu'à défaut le nôtre pourrait aisément remplacer.

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        Der Hopfenmarkt zu Nürnberg. Kolorierte Original-Radierung von Professor Gradl,

      0, Nürnberg, - Nürnberg, ohne Jahresangabe, 38,3 x 32 cm (Rahmen), schönes Blatt (nur leichter Lichtrand) in Rahmen (mit Abplatzungen; gerahmt von Bilder Bingold Nürnberg, 1950), nicht ausgerahmt. Kolorierte und handschriftlich bezeichnete Blätter dieser Radierung sind seltener.

      [Bookseller: Stader Kunst-Buch-Kabinett]
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        PICASSO LITHOGRAPHE. I. 1919 - 1947; II. 1947-1949

      Monte Carlo: Andre Sauret/Editions Du Livre, 1950. Original Wrappers. Near Fine binding. The first two volumes of LITHOGRAPHE, each with the pictorial wrapper and frontispiece being original lithographs of Picasso. The lithographic covers are complete with the original covers. Clean and complete throughout. #1685 of 2500. Near Fine binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Follow Me Down

      New York: Dial Press, 1950 First USA Edition. Very good book in a good dustjacket. The book has some foxing to the gutters and page ends. The jacket has tears along the top and bottom of the spine, a small tear to the back flap and foxing to the inside edges. Inscribed and signed by the author to Kenneth and Josephine Haxton, in Greenville 1950 (the year of publication) on the front frontleaf,and additionally signed by the author on the title page. Kenneth Haxton was a friend of Shelby Foote, and the owner and publisher of Levee Press. Josephine Haxton, a fine Mississippi novelist, wrote under the name of Ellen Douglas. An excellent association copy, signed in the year of publication.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Transparent Traitor

      London - Macdonald and Co 1950 - A scarce first edition of this crime novel by Francis Gerard. 'Sir Digby Vane-Torrington, the great actor-manager, had made too many enemies for the good of any one man. He had a bad reputation with women, and he detested his own sons. When after his retirement he decided to give a private performance of Romeo and Juliet, he invited all the London critics and numerous other notabilities, including Sir John Meredith. It was a sensational evening, from the rise of the curtain to the shot which followed its fall. This is one of Francis Gerard's most unusual tales, for the issue is not so much one of 'who did the murder' as 'why and how did the victim come to fill his role' It is top-grade story-telling from beginning to end'. Cover design by Stein. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, smart and bright with very slight fading at head and tail of spine. Dustwrapper is generally clean with slight curling. A number of small closed tears have been repaired with tape on the reverse, and the dustwrapper is protected with Brodart wraps. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with a VERY GOOD dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Across the River and Into the Trees

      New York: Scribner, 1950. First. hardcover. fine. 8vo, handsomely rebound in full burgundy morocco with facsimile signature stamped in gilt on cover; raised bands, t.e.g. . New York: Scribner, 1950. A fine copy.

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      1950. 2. BROWN,MARGARET WISE. A CHILD'S GOOD NIGHT BOOK. NY: Scott 1943, 1950. 4to, (8 1/4 x 10"), pictorial boards, fine in a dust wrapper (dw with mild rubbing and sl. fraying at spine ends otherwise a VG+ dw). 1st edition thus, of this CALDECOTT HONOR title and a modern classic, magnificently illus. with color lithos by JEAN CHARLOT. First published in small format in 1943, this was re-issued in 1950 with new illustrations by Charlot and in an enlarged format in response to library resistance to the small size of the first edition. Bader p.269-70.

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        Building Plans and Elevation for Structure at NW Corner of 18th St. and De Haro St., San Francisco. Current address 1900-1910 18th St.or 580 De Haro St.)

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, circa 1950. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size 17" x 22". 4 sheets. Job #228. 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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        [Unpublished Screenplay and Treatment]: I Want to Go to America

      James J. Geller Beverly Hills: James J. Geller. (No date - circa 1950). First. Quarto. Unpublished five page film treatment, stapled in one corner, in effect a short story manuscript (With): 33pp. screenplay by Marvin Wald, bradbound in blue wrappers, based on Farrell's outline. Covers worn a bit, very good. Housed in a custom clamshell case with a morocco label stamped in gilt. .

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      Collins, London,, 1950. Folio. Original cream boards with brick morocco spine, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt. Complete with original drawing, window mounted in a separate envelope. Together housed in the original grey slipcase with titles to pink label in black on the front and black text on the back. Near fine in edge worn slipcase. Drawing fine in worn envelope. First Edition, First Impression. Limited to 125 copies signed by Flint. The drawing "Sketch for a Portrait" is in five pastel colours of a lady leaning her elbows on a table, titled and signed by the artist with his initials (approx 6¾ × 9 inches).

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        Strangers on a Train

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

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      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1950. First Edition. Some light bumping to corners else a near-fine copy in a near-fine unclipped dj with some edgewear, chiefly to the top of the spine. A nice example.. First Edition. A Novel. Signed by Heinlein on a tipped-in sheet. 8vo boards & cloth.

      [Bookseller: Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC]
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        Interplanetary Flight. An Introduction to Astronautics

      Temple Press 1950 - 'Technical Trends' series. 185 x 124mm, greyish-blue cloth, spine lettered & ruled in dark blue, pp.viii, 164, frontispiece & 15 full-page plates by Leslie Carr, R A Smith, Frank Tinsley et al. Bookplate on front pastedown. Dustwrapper has a slightly sunned spine panel & unobtrusively repaired closed tear at foot of front flap fold. The author's scarce first book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Rinehart and Company, Inc., [1950]. - First edition of the author's second book. Hopley writes using the pseudonyms of Cornell Woolrich and William Irish. Near fine copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration to the spine ends and corners. A difficult title. Newly married Prescott Marshall takes his bride and leaves town . on his wedding day he'd left the bloody body of a blackmailer in his closet. Marshall embarks on a slow-motion cross-country escape, changing jobs suddenly and dragging his unaware and unhappy wife along as he tries to distance himself from his bloody deed. No matter how far he runs, his guilty conscience is right there, magnifying every knock on the door, every letter, every phone call. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Versicherungsrecht. Vols. 1-45, in 43 books (1950-1994).

      1950 - [Germany]. Versicherungsrecht. Karlsruhe: Verlag C.F. Mueller,1950-1994. Quarto. Volumes 1-45, in forty-three. Some volumes cloth,some quarter-cloth. Good.* Journal (various intervals) treating all aspects of insurance law,with frequent reports on private insurance law and court decisions. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        Signed Photograph of Lyndon Johnson as Leader of the Senate

      Signed Photograph of Lyndon Johnson as Leader of the Senate.& & & During the 1950's, it can almost be said that Johnson ran the U.S. Senate, so complete did his control over that body seem. This also made him the most powerful southern politician of the day, the very reason John F. Kennedy selected him as his vice presidential running mate in 1960. JFK's choice ultimately propelled Johnson to the presidency. A superb 8 by 10 inch photograph of LBJ at the very pinnacle of his senatorial power, inscribed and signed. A note on the verso identifies him as Majority Leader of the Senate, a post he held from 1954-61. &

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      - História e espírito. [Por]? Presidente da Academia Nacional de Belas-Artes. Empresa Nacional de Publicidade. Lisboa. S/ d. (196?). Obra em 3 volumes. De 30x24 cm. Com 381, 310 e 480 pags. Encadernações editoriais inteiras de pele; excelente exemplar. Profusamente ilustrado com fotogravuras p/b e a cores, na sua maioria de uma recolha fotográfica de Mário Novais, começada nos anos de 1950, em conjunto com o autor. Obra impressa sobre papel couché com excelente acabamento gráfico. Location/localizacao: 7-A3-A-20

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        [Broadside]: First Class Citizenship Benefits You - Your Children - and Your Community

      [No place]: N.A.A.C.P.. [circa 1950]. Partially printed large illustrated broadside. Approximately 22" x 21". Illustrated with a diverse-looking group of African-Americans. Slightly irregular folds, small tears and tack holes at the extremities, very good. A broadside sign-up sheet for African-American parishes (hand-filled out for Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church in Arlington, Virginia) with the signers pledging to pay their poll taxes, register to vote, vote in every election, and join the N.A.A.C.P. The names of 39 parishioners have been filled in by the same hand. Undated, but the first name is that of Rev. Michael Kanda, who headed the Church from 1948-1952. Virginia's poll tax was instituted in 1902 and immediately resulted in about 80% of African-Americans being removed from the rolls. It was rendered invalid by the Voting Rights Act of 1964. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1950. Hardcover. Bookplate tipped to the front pastedown of larger volume. Spines sunned. Slipcase with some wear to back edge corners. Near Fine in a Very Good or better slipcase. Two volumes bound in half red linen and pictorial boards. Designed by Bruce Rogers and printed in red and black with one book measuring 18-1/2" x 13-1/2" (a "miniature book" for Brobdingnagians) and the other 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" (an "elephant folio" for Lilliputans). Both volumes ingeniously slipcased in one box. Each is copy #355 of 1500, and each is SIGNED by Rogers with his initials. One of the more imaginatively designed books of the press. Monthly Letter laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Knoll Index of Designs

      New York: Knoll Associates, 1950. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 78pps, 4to, early post-war catalogue with strong Bauhaus influence to chairs, tables, interiors, chests, cabinets, beds, photographs of layouts plus measurements; blue/red/yellow colorations and silver flexible board covers. Scarce, VG but copule of grabs split at bottom of spiral spine binding..

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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1950. cloth.. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing at spine. ends, front corner tips, and along front spine fold. A nice copy.. (#141063). First edition. 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.

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        A Drop of Dew.

      Hokuseido,, Tokyo, 1950 - 4to. 10 manuscripts in facsimile. (4)p. Original decorated boards, with original slipcase, signed by Kazuo Koizumi. Limited to 350 copies, this is No. 30. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [A small Collection of Original Linocuts, Woodcuts, Two Original Woodblocks, and a Watercolor]

      [N.p., but likely Georgetown: The Artist, likely 1950 - 1970s].. Lot of twenty works on paper of various sizes and types, accompanied by one double-sided and one single-sided original woodblock by the artist. All very good or better. Isabella Walker's linocuts and woodcuts depict scenes both industrial and bucolic. Her works on paper are held by both the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Georgetown University Libraries Special Collections. Some images present here are reduction restrikes (varying shade degradation) on mulberry paper, others are multi-colored prints on textured paper. The one watercolor is of a scene out of a window, and an image of a docked boat and bridge. Most images signed, some titled/dated, a few are artist's proofs. Those identified specifically are "Georgetown Spires" (1951 & 1968), "More Power to the Press" (1973), "The Valley" (1968), "Ghost Town," alternately titled "Harper's Ferry W.Va.," undated. One of the woodblocks is double-sided, which has on one side a cut of a street scene with a view under an archway, and the reverse is a depiction of reeds by a waterside. The second woodblock is a substantial work: an image of a 19th century thee-story brick-faced building, with a large tree in the foreground. A proof accompanies that block.

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        Unpublished Screenplay and Treatment]: I Want to Go to America

      James J. Geller, Beverly Hills 1950 - Quarto. Unpublished five page film treatment, stapled in one corner, in effect a short story manuscript (With): 33pp. screenplay by Marvin Wald, bradbound in blue wrappers, based on Farrell's outline. Covers worn a bit, very good. Housed in a custom clamshell case with a morocco label stamped in gilt. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Trois contes *

      A. Gonin, (Lausanne) 1950. - En feuilles 37 x 29, couverture imprimée rempliée, double emboîtage avec titre au dos de la chemise demi-parchemin. L'un des 130 exemplaires numérotés sur Marais, signé par l'artiste et l'éditeur. Exemplaire curieusement nominatif, la justification n'en signale pas, enrichi d'une suite partielle de 15 lithographies sur Chine et de trois dessins inédits à l'encre et/ou au crayon, tous signés.

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        The Simple Art of Murder

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1950 - FIRST BRITISH EDITON. Including both the titular essay of literary criticism published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1944 and eight stories written early in his career, "the prose rises to heights of unselfconscious eloquence, and we realize with a jolt of excitement that we are in the presence of not a mere action tale teller, but a stylist, a writer with a vision." (Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Review of Books). LONDON: HAMISH HAMILTON, 1950. Octavo, original red cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket price-clipped with chips to spine ends and light wear to edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original Charles "Teenie" Harris Photograph of the street with Launderette, Sam's Cut Up Poultry, and Kool Vent billboard on left, and Beverly Shoe Shine on right, and man standing in street

      Pittsburgh. ca. 1950. Very Good. ca. 1950 silver gelatin photograph print of the street with Launderette, Sam's Cut Up Poultry, and Kool Vent billboard on left, and Beverly Shoe Shine on right, and man standing in street. Likely Centre Ave., Homewood, Pittsburgh. Image measures 11 x 14 inches, housed in archival museum- quality matting, 16 x 19.5 inches. SIGNED by Harris in the lower right corner. A good photograph with light rippling, spotting, and some discoloration toward edges. Light discoloration to the verso of the photograph where it was removed from a foamcore mounting. Still a very nice image. Likely a reprint from the 1960s, with an original signature. Charles "Teenie" Harris (1908–1998) photographed Pittsburgh's African American community from c. 1935 to c. 1975. His archive of nearly 80,000 images is one of the most detailed and intimate records of the black urban experience known today.

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      Aguilar. 1950. 1951., Madrid. - 2 Vols. Lomo rozado en vol. 2. Ed. E. Correa Calderón. Enc. Plena piel ed. CONTRA REEMBOLSO, +5.00€ LIBRO EN ESPANOL

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        ARTISTES LIBRES. Première serie du biblioteque de Cobra.

      Complete in 15 booklets + colophone folder. Original litographed slipcase. Editions Ejnar Munksgaard, Copenhagen 1950. 1st edition. 8°. Richly illustrated in b/w. All wrappers are original colour lithographies by Cobra artists. Fine. Bookplate on verso of slipcase front board.. COBRABIBLIOTEKET. THE COBRA LIBRARY features original lithographs by such prominent artists as Pierre Alechinsky, Corneille, Carl-Henning Pedersen, and Asger Jorn

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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1950 & 1952. Hardcover. Bookplate on all front pastedowns. Fine copies in Near Fine slipcases, rather uncommon in this condition. Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget, and others. Eight octavo volumes (6" x 9-1/8") bound in gilt-stamped quarter black linen and wall-paper sides with a cameo decoration reproducing the section of the wall over the mantel in Mrs. Hudson's chambers at 221B baker Street showing two examples of Sherlock Holmes's prowess in emblazoning the initials of Victoria Regina "in bullet-pocks," with the cameo being a portrait of the shooter smoking his pipe. The definitive text edited by Edgar Smith with an introduction by Vincent Starrett. Designed by W. A. Dwiggins with a selective collation of the original illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget, and others, reproduced as sheet-fed photogravures. Copy #39 of 1500, issued unsigned. Complete with both Monthly Letters and Note about the Cover slips. The complete LEC Holmes and no longer very easy to put together with the same limitation number.

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        Conan The Conqueror, The Sword Of Conan, King Conan, The Coming Of Conan, Conan The Barbarian, Tales Of Conan, The Return Of Conan : Seven Volumes

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

      [Bookseller: Terry Nudds]
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        The Grass Is Singing

      London: Michael Joseph, 1950. First Edition of the author's first book. Octavo. Signed by the author. Some of the usual light foxing to the end papers, else an excellent copy in a near fine dust jacket. Independent on Sunday has called The Grass is Singing '[o]riginal and striking...full of those terrifying touches of truth, seldom mentioned but instantly recognised.' New Statesman 'Doris Lessing responds more passionately than most writers to people or situations: often she responds with hate or rancour, but always with passion. In "The Grass is Singing", you can feel the dynamo-like throb of a formidable talent; by its side, most novels of 1950 look like crochet-work.' The Times '"The Grass is Singing" focuses on the blighted life of a woman whose spirit is destroyed by a disastrous marriage and by an environment to which she couldn't respond. More than any other white African writer of her generation, Doris Lessing is aware of the seductive cruelty of colonialism, and is one of our strongest, fiercest voices against injustice, racism and sexual hypocrisy.'

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        La veste rayée au canapé de Piguet".

      1950 - Fusain, signé en bas à droite, (1950), 39 x 30 cm. Une jeune femme blonde au grand chapeau porte une veste rayée, assise sur un canapé. Robert PIGUET (1898-1953), fils de banquier suisse, monte à Paris en 1920 et réalise un premier défilé orientaliste, qui est un succès critique, mais un échec financier. Il sera engagé par Paul POIRET en 1922, puis par REDFERN. Il travaille pour de nombreuses marques, dont BAILLY, avant d'ouvrir sa maison en 1933. Il habille de nombreuses stars, dont Michèle MORGAN, et lance également des parfums. Sa pièce fétiche reste le tailleur, structuré et élégant. Fondateur des "couturiers associés", PIGUET a été le premier à se lancer dans le prêt-à-porter. Infimes plis. Oeuvre originale

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        Chic et décontracté".

      1950 - Mine de plomb et fusain, (1950), 15 x 25 cm. Robert PIGUET (1898-1953), fils de banquier suisse, monte à Paris en 1920 et réalise un premier défilé orientaliste, qui est un succès critique, mais un échec financier. Il sera engagé par Paul POIRET en 1922, puis par REDFERN. Il travaille pour de nombreuses marques, dont BAILLY, avant d'ouvrir sa maison en 1933. Fondateur des "couturiers associés", PIGUET a été le premier à se lancer dans le prêt-à-porter. S'il habille de préférence les femmes, l'élégance masculine fait appel à lui : Jean MARAIS et Sacha GUITRY, JOUVET, COCTEAU, seront ses clients et amis. Pierre-Laurent BRENOT représente ici, pourle couturier Piguet, un homme au chic sobre et décontracté. Déchirure marginale et petit manque. Livres

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        Bâtons, chiffres et lettres *

      Gallimard, (Paris) 10.1950. - Broché, couverture imprimée. Tranches et dos insolés. Avec un un bien bel envoi à Albert Skira, par erreur prénommé André mais facilement corrigible de par la mention de remerciement "de m'avoir autorisé à reproduire dans ce texte le Miro", ce dernier étant paru dans la collection des Trésors de la Peinture Française de l'éditeur genevois.Cet extraordinaire recueil fourre-tout passe allégrement de considérations sur la langue parlée ou écrite à des réflexions sur les délires de la typographie, voire ceux des fous littéraires; il contient également quelques préfaces, des critiques de livres sous l'occupation allemande (c'est de l'histoire déguisée en littérature), etc etc etc. Cet amalgame de sujets possède par bonheur un index des noms pour s'y retrouver.Un ouvrage tout à fait représentatif de l'encyclopédiste. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. Exemplaire du service de presse après 8 Hollande et 43 vélin.

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      Harcourt Brace and Company, (1950), New York: - Inscribed on ffep by Sandburg, in fountain pen, to fellow poet, Thomas Ferril: "For Tom Ferril / with loving regard / and you not unknowing / I am beholding to you / for long & nourishing / fellowship - / Carl Sandburg / 1950" Sandburg wrote of Ferril "You have the great poet of the West in your midst. He is the poet of the Rockies. And someday he will be recognized as one of the great poets of America." Blue cloth binding. Yellow topstain. Green & gold dust jacket. 8vo. 1st trade edition. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION copy from Sandburg to close friend, and long-time associate, Tom Ferril. xxix, [1 (blank)], 676 pp. Laid-in: Magazine extract from THE STATE regarding Sandburg, entitled "First Citizen" with Sandburg holograph annotation at top: "The State: Raleigh, N. C." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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