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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Portfolio, a Magazine for the Graphic Arts, 3 issues: Volume 1, Number 1, Winter 1950 -- Volume 1, Number 2, Summer 1950 -- Annual, 1951 (three vols.)

      Cincinnati: Zebra Press. 1950, 1951. First printing. Paperback. Good+/Very Good. The first and second issues plus the 1951 annual of this rare and vibrant arts magazine. Large Softcovers. Number 1, a Good+ copy, covers and spine rubbed, heavy at times, owner's signature at inside front cover. Numerous inserts and photographic suites by Richard Avedon and Irving Penn; clean, lovely contents. -- Number 2, a Very Good copy, covers show light soil, light creasing to spine, owner's signature at title page. Clean, unmarked contents; many inserts and illustrations; colorful Kite design on front cover. -- 1951 Annual, Very Good- copy, 2" section missing from top of dust wrapper at spine, closed tearing to rear panel of wrapper as well; owner's signature at half-title. Again, ornate and lovely contents; internally clean, 3D glasses laid-in for stereoscopy section; includes sections on Ben Shahn, Skira publishing and French paper. A rarely found collection of 3 issues. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Traveller's Tree: A Journey Through the Caribbean Islands

      London: John Murray, 1950.. First edition of the author's uncommon first book. Octavo, green cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by Leigh Fermor on the title page. A very sharp copy.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Box of Textile Swatches

      New York: Knoll Associates, Inc. This is a very good cardboard container with 332 textile samples produced by Knoll during the late 1950's. The box itself, like other Knoll advertising and promotional work from this period, was designed by Herbert Matter. The design is a geometric pattern in blue, black and white (see photograph). The box is in reasonable condition: the top of the box shows the colorful design clearly and has just a few tiny abrasions. The sides are also printed with the same blue, black and white pattern. There are various small defects to the edges and corners, which are rubbed, or show wear. Also at some time there was tape was used to secure the sides to the bottom of the box, these applications have left some residue to the sides. The textile samples themselves are all in very good condition. The individual white printed cards with the Knoll logo and "320 Park Avenue" address, each have swatches of original textiles stapled to them. The cards do not identify the individual designers, but carry the name of the textile design, its' Knoll number, the fiber it is made of, the size of the roll it is produced in, and the finish. A wide range of textile designs is represented in this collection. The colors include solids and plaids, and more complex weaves. The variety of colors includes blacks, grays, tans, beiges, cream-colors, sand, yellows, greens, blues, reds and purples. The box bears the title "Textile Swatches" and the company name "Knoll Associates, Inc." and was most probably issued to retailers of Knoll products to help customers select fabrics for their Knoll furniture. This is a unique and invaluable resource for an institution or perhaps even a collector. The box is 11.5" square X 3.5" high. Call or write for more details and photographs. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Design Books]
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        Christian Behavior

      New York: Macmillan & Co., 1950. This is an uncommon book; C. S. Lewis' is a rare autograph, indeed!. Signed by C.S. Lewis. Later Printing [11th]. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
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        AFFICHE : DODERO COMP. ARGENTINA DE NAVEGACION

      - Date : 1950 Dimensions : 80x110cm Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en bon état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        The Town and the City [Inscribed to the Mother of "Tim Gray"]

      NY: Harcourt Brace. (1950). His first book, a novel published seven years before On the Road and the only book Kerouac published using his given name, John, rather than the more casual "Jack" under which his Beat novels were published. Inscribed by Kerouac in the year of publication to the mother of his friend Ed White ("Tim Gray" in On the Road): "To Mrs. White -- The wonderful mother of my wonderful friend/ Thanks for everything, and the most gracious hospitality in your home/ From yr. admirer and absorbéd guest/ Jack Kerouac/ June 4, '50/ Denver." A notable association copy: Ed White was, in some ways, Kerouac's best friend, according to Speer Morgan, who edited for publication the correspondence between the two. They exchanged letters from 1947 to 1969, the year Kerouac died. White was reportedly the first person Jack wrote to when The Town and the City was accepted for publication, and he is credited by Kerouac as being one of his most important and formative literary influences by virtue of his suggestion that Kerouac carry around a notebook and "sketch words" as they occurred to him, encouraging him to take a more spontaneous approach to writing than before, and not treat it as a laborious effort to achieve a "literary" effect. By following White's advice, Kerouac virtually re-invented American fiction, or at least opened up a new range of possibilities, giving it the kind of free form and flow that he had associated with jazz music. Front flyleaf excised (inscription on next blank); small bump at lower board edge; a few spots to top stain; else a very near fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket with just trace rubbing at the extremities. In custom folding chemise and gilt stamped, full morocco slipcase. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Town and the City (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1950. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author as "John Kerouac" (indicating an early signature) on the front endpaper. Publisher's red cloth with titles and designs in gilt. Near Fine in a strong Very Good plus dust jacket. A few bumps to the extremities, front hinge just barely starting. Jacket is quite fresh, lightly nicked and rubbed at the extremities, with a tiny stray ink mark on the spine (not obscuring text). Author's first book, written in a style heavily influenced by Thomas Wolfe, detailing his earliest associations with fellow Beats Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and Lucien Carr, and preceding his second novel, the iconic "On the Road," by seven years. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box with marbled boards.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        THE TOWN AND THE CITY

      New York: Harcourt Brace And Company, 1950 First edition of the author's first book published under the name John Kerouac. 8vo., 499pp. Cranberry red cloth, gilt-stamped upper cover & spine lettering, medium grey topstain. A near fine or better copy in a very bright correctly priced dust jacket with a bit of expert conservation at the spine crown. A conventional essentially autobiographical novel, influenced much by his admiration of the work of Thomas Wolfe, it would be seven years before Kerouac would publish in his own unique "spontaneous prose", his second novel, the ground-breaking "On The Road". An exceptional copy of this increasingly uncommon title.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        If I Ran The Zoo

      New York: Random House,, 1950. Tall quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in bright red morocco, titles to spine blocked in white, pictorial onlay to front board copied from the original, twin rule to turn-ins in white, bright blue endpapers with the original endpapers bound in, gilt edges. Illustrated throughout. A fine copy. First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the verso of the original front free endpaper "For the Macpherson Zoo with kindest regards Dr. Seuss.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Fairy Tales and Legends

      London: Cobden-Sanderson Ltd, 1950. Bound by Bayntun in full polished calf, gilt framed, elaborate spine gilt with floral design, gilt-stamped maroon title label, gilt to inner borders, all edges gilt. Marbled endpages. Illustrated throughout with the woodcuts by Whistler. A beautiful copy. Handsome on the shelf.. Fifth Printing. Full Leather. Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Rex Whistler. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        The Dictionary of National Biography : 26 volumes [22 basic volumes, complete + 3 supplements and Contributor's Index]

      London: Oxford University Press, 1950. 26 volumes. SEE PHOTO. Very Good condition in Very Good dust jackets -- each protected by a removable Brodart clear-plastic sleeve. Hinges are perfect. Pages are unmarked. NO underlining. NO highlighting. NO margin notes. This 26 volume set consists of the original 22 volumes of the 1950 reissue; plus supplement volumes for 1901-11; 1912-21; 1931-40; and THE CONTRIBUTOR'S INDEX (1989) by Gillian Fenwick. The set is uniformly bound in the original gilt-stamped blue cloth, except for THE CONTRIBUTOR'S INDEX which is in black cloth, as issued. All 26 volumes are complete with dust jacket and protected by a removable Brodart clear-plastic sleeve. Sheehy AJ217 & AJ219: "Constitutes the most important reference work for English biography, containing signed articles by specialists, and excellent bibliographies; important names are treated at great length, minor names more briefly, and all are generally reliable and scholarly. Scope includes all noteworthy inhabitants of the British Isles and the Colonies, exclusive of living persons; also noteworthy Americans of the colonial period… Each supplement includes a cumulative index...". 1950-1989 [26 volumes]. Hardcover (heavy). Very Good condition/Very Good jackets. 26 volumes. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.

      [Bookseller: About Books]
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        Flyda of the Seas

      London: Imago, (1950). Octavo. 88pp. One of thirty copies printed on handmade paper, not for sale. Illustrated with twelve color lithographs by John Buckland Wright, all but one of them full-page. A presentation inscription on the front blank dated September, 1958 reads, "To Anne & Georg, a story of the seas -- your loving Aunt Marie." Princess Marie Bonaparte was the great-grandniece of Napoleon I of France and an amateur psychoanalyst, who maintained a friendship with Sigmund Freud. She married Prince George of Greece and Denmark, and the inscription is probably to her cousins-by-marriage, Prince Georg Valdemar of Denmark and Iceland, and his wife, Anne. Bound in lime-green vellum with an image of a mermaid in gilt on the front cover and gilt titling to spine. Some sunning to spine and edges of front cover, else a fine copy of a handsome book. (Reid A59).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        A HORNBOOK FOR WITCHES: POEMS OF FANTASY

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House,. 1950. original black cloth, spine panel stamped in gold.. Small, partial tape ghosts on top and bottom edges of free endpapers. and final blank leaf, mild crimping to spine ends, a bright, nearly. fine copy in fine dust jacket with mild rubbing to spine ends.. Formerly, writer/amateur press publisher Jack L. Chalker's copy with. his name and address rubber stamped on the front paste-down. A nice. copy. (#140872). First edition. 553 copies printed. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 6-17.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        “Boccherini's Minuet and the Caliph of Baghdad”

      1950. A Scarce Original, Autobiographical DrawingNot to be Pooh-Pooh'edSHEPARD, E[rnest] H. Boccherini's Minuet and the Caliph of Baghdad [N.p.: n.d., ca. 1950]. Original pen-and-ink drawing by renowned illustrator Ernest H. Shepard of himself at age seven, with his sister Ethel, a few years older, depicting them in practice during a screeching violin lesson. Image size: 3 3/4 x 6 7/16 inches; 95 x 164 mm. Signed with initials at lower left. Matted, framed and glazed. A delightful image of Shepard's childhood, which originally appeared in his autobiography, Drawn from Memory (1957), and was later reproduced only once, on page twenty-seven of The Work of E.H. Shepard by Rawle Knox (1979). Found on page thirty-three of Drawn from Memory, it is captioned, "My little fingers never seemed to be in the right place." "Once a week we all three of us [siblings] had a music lesson. We had violins of different sizes and were taught by Mr. Cruft... It was dreadfully tedious having to play scales and my fingers never seemed to be in the right places, but it was better when I was promoted to Boccherini's Minuet. By that time Ethel could rattle along with The Caliph of Baghdad" (Drawn from Memory, p. 33)."When I am goneLet Shepard decorate my tomband put (if there is room)Two pictures on the stone:Piglet from page a hundred and eleven,And Pooh and Piglet walking (157) . . .And Peter, thinking they they are my own,Will welcome me to heaven."- A.A. Milne, inscription to Shepard's copy of Winnie-the-PoohErnest Howard Shepard (1879-1976), "was born only a five-minute walk from the birthplace of A.A. Milne, but it would be many years before their first meeting when their names would be linked for all time to one of the most loved of all bears... He contributed a weekly drawing to Punch for many years. He was perhaps the most-loved illustrator of 'children's' books, best remembered for When We Were Very Young, Winnie-the-Pooh, Now We Are Six and The House At Pooh Corner, Kenneth Grahame's classics The Wind In The Willows, Dream Days and The Golden Age and a book which later became the favourite reading of Christopher Robin Milne, Bevis, the Story of a Boy by Richard Jefferies."Shepard's autobiographical books, Drawn from Memory (1957) and Drawn From Life (1962) are joyfully written and present a superb picture of England's upper middle classes. His drawings in over fifty books frequently poked fun at social contretemps and domestic perplexity, especially where children were involved. His illustrations continued to show extraordinary vigour and vivacity throughout his long working life."In his eighty-ninth year, he visited old friends and relations in Cape Town, Durban, Perth, Sydney and Tasmania, returning through Tahiti so that he could look at Gauguin relics" (Peter Dennis, Poohcorner).

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        MY CAMERA ON POINT LOBOS

      Boston/Yosemite National Park: Houghton Mifflin/Virginia Adams, 1950. First ed. Weston, Edward. Folio, 81 pp., 30 full-page plates. Spiral bound boards. Faint foxing on free endpapers, else a very good copy in the scarce dustjacket that is moderately worn at edges and along spine. Photographer Ralph Gilson's neat ex-libris stamp on the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        The Third Man. And, The Fallen Idol

      William Heinemann Ltd., London, 1950,, 1950. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Publisher's black cloth in pictorial dustwrapper. A clean, near fine copy. Price clipped dustwrapper has slight wear to spine tips, small shallow chip of loss to bottom edge of front panel. A particularly sharp copy of an increasingly scarce book. Greene's legendary thriller, set in Vienna following World War II, basis for the classic 1949 film noir, starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime. R.A Wobbe; Graham Greene-A Bibliography & Guide to Research [A23a], see also Haining; Crime Fiction p200.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

      London: Geoffrey Bles. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION in ORIGINAL DUST JACKET of the first book of Lewis's celebrated Narnia Chronicles. With colored frontispiece and illustrations throughout. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1950. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book with fading to spine and edges, rare dust jacket in outstanding condition, extremely clean and bright with only usual toning to spine illustration, small chip at top of spine, and internal tape reinforcement to spine ends. One of the nicest copies we've seen, particularly rare without any color restoration.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

      London: Geoffrey Bles,, 1950. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. With colour frontispiece and black and white illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Cloth mottled at spine and along board edges, small marked perforation to cloth at front board (matched on the jacket), a few minor spots to endpapers but otherwise internally clean. A very good copy in the lightly rubbed and spine tanned jacket with small loss the head of spine. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

      1950. 1. LEWIS,C.S. THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. London: Geoffrey Bles (1950). 8vo (5 3/4 x 8"), cloth, [173]p., cloth very slightly faded on spine and bottom edge else Fine in attractive dust wrapper with price present (dw has slight soil on rear panel, one small chip, 3 small closed tears and few chips and tear at bottom of front fold, most of which are not obvious when handling the book). First edition, first printing of the first title in the Narnia chronicles, illustrated by PAULINE BAYNES with colorplate frontis plus numerous full page and smaller black & whites. This is a lovely copy of a book in high demand.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Diary of Erika Walbrun: Original Manuscript Diary covering the Bombing of Berlin by a Teenage Girl; Archive of Related Material

      n.p.: n.p., 1950. Handwritten diary/album approximately 6 by 8 inches, 180 pages, with pasted in photographs and watercolor paintings by the author. Erika was born in 1929, making her about 16 when Dresden fell in 1945. The diary was completed in 1950. It starts with pictures of Erika's parents, her childhood, and schooling. Around page 70 it starts to speak of the war years in Dresden where she lived with her parents and grandmother. By page 85 she discusses the latter days of the war in detail: She had to clean rubble from air attacks on Dresden; her mother had a miscarriage; she had to work among refugees as a red cross volunteer. Starting February 13, 1945, she describes in detail the bombing of Dresden. She watched the cathedral collapse form her window. She describes the dead lying in the streets, the low-flying aircraft shooting people trying to flee. "Don't get buried alive: that's all I could think of." The next day they started to walk to Bavaria and safety. She describes her journey and happenings along the way. The later parts of the diary describe happier, postwar times. With pictures, letters and clippings laid-in. Together with another journal captioned 'Dresden", undated. Only the first 30pp are written in, along with pictures and original sketches of Dresden landmarks. The diary ends abruptly with the note that on the night of February 13/14, 1945, Dresden was bombed. Photographs, clippings and memorial cards are laid in as well. together with a 3rd journal dated 1951 with photographs and descriptions, also with letters and cards laid in. All in German with only a bit of English at the end; all in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. A Story for Children. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes

      Geoffrey Bles, [1950]. 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece and numerous monochrome illustrations (a number full-page) in the text, free endpapers and fore-edges lightly spotted; original green cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, backstrip and upper edges of boards faded to brown but still a firm, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly age-soiled, and crudely repaired at backstrip and upper margin of front board but preserving illustration and all lettering (save publisher's imprint at tail), a perfectly sound and affordable copy of a children's classic. . Catalogs: modern firsts.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. A STORY FOR CHILDREN

      London: Geoffrey Bles, (1950). First Edition. leather. Fine copy, beautifully bound. Lewis's classic Christian fable, the high spot of his Chronicles of Narnia series, here in its original first printing recently rebound by Francis Brown of Dorchester in luxurious full green morocco with gilt lettering and decorative devices on the spine and a gilt-lettered red morocco spine label, top edge gilt.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - A Story for Children

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1950. 172pp, [4], rebound in full goatskin by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, author to fourth with date to foot, covers with single fillet border, inner edges with triple fillet, a.e.g. Externally near fine, internally the colour frontispiece has a light water stain to top edge, which has offset slightly onto the top edge of the title, otherwise bright and clean. Hooper 21. First Edition. Full Goatskin. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Baynes, Pauline. 8vo.

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        LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

      1950. 1. LEWIS,C.S. THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. NY: Macmillan 1950 (1950). 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/4"), cloth, 154p., slightest bit of cover fading on edges else VG-Fine in dust wrapper (dw $2.50 price on lower front flap, with 1/2" piece off lower corner of covers, 1" piece off spine and smaller piece off bottom of spine, top edge chipped. Actually appears nicer than it sounds). Stated FIRST PRINTING of the first title in the Narnia chronicles, now a modern classic. Illustrated in black & white by PAULINE BAYNES. Printed the same year as the British first.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE: A STORY FOR CHILDREN

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1950. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good binding/near Good dust jacket. Pauline Baynes. Octavo. The binding is nice with just a bit of rubbing and sunning at the board edges; contents are clean; dust jacket has general edgewear including a large closed tear on the front panel and some chipping at the top of the spine, not affecting any text; small piece at the bottom of the spine is detached by held neatly and firmly in place by the mylar cover; a few pencil notes on the back jacket flap; digital images gladly supplied upon request; dust jacket protected in a mylar cover. Very Good binding / near Good dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        The Chronicles of Narnia

      London: Geoffrey Bles and The Bodley Head, 1950. Seven volumes complete, published between 1950-1956, comprising, "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe", (1950), 172pp, [2]; "Prince Caspian", (1951), 194pp, [2]; "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader", (1952), 223pp, [1]; "The Silver Chair", (1953), 217pp, [1]; "The Horse and His Boy", (1954), 199pp, [1]; "The Magician's Nephew", (1955), 183pp, [1] and "The Last Battle", (1956), 184pp. Original cloth / buckram in DJ's. DJ's often with small tears and nicks, Lion Witch has a couple of small tears to upper panel, but no real loss, the Voyage of the Dawn Treader being the worst, with splits to the backstrip and chipping to the corners, Silver Chair and Prince Caspian are chipped to spine ends with small amounts of loss, remaining three slightly rubbed but no loss or tears. The books are generally fairly bright and clean, Lion Witch has the usual 'ghosting' to the spine, Dawn Treader spine is browned (as often). Lion Witch and Dawn Treader have a previous owners name to endpaper and reverse of frontispiece respectively, Last Battle has small numbers in pen next to the list of titles on the reverse of the half-title. A decent set. Hooper A20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27 and 29 respectively. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Baynes, Pauline. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        The Chronicles of Narnia Set: The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, The Horse and His Boy, The Magician's Nephew, The Last Battle

      London: Geofrey Bles, 1950-1956.. First British editions of each of the seven volumes in the author's acclaimed Narnia Series. Each volume is finely rebound in full morocco, with gilt tooling and titles to the spine. Embossed illustration to the front panel of each volume. Silk on the front and rear pastedown of each volume. Gilt tooling to top, side and bottom boards. Marbled endpapers. Housed in a slipcase with silking lining. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Octavo, 7 Volumes. All edges are gilt. A very attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. [Narnia]

      London: Geoffrey Bles. G: in good condition with rubbed and chipped dust jacket. Binding discoloured. Not inscribed. 1950. First Edition. Pale blue hardback cloth cover. 200mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 173pp. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. The story of How Many Thousands and Men and Women have Recovered from Alcoholism

      New York:: Works Publishing Inc.,, 1950. Near Fine. SIGNED, INSCRIBED & DATED BY BILL WILSON using his full name rather than "Bill W". Near Fine hardback First Edition Thirteenth Printing with mild toning eps, mild sun spine in a Very Good++ original Dust Jacket 'Thirteenth Printing' on the dj spine. Dj with mild scuffs, minimal edge wear. Unobtrusive tape dj verso. No extraneous markings or writing. The inscription reads " To Al M_______: / My greetings and / best wishes! / Ever Yours / Bill Wilson / NY / Dec 28 /51" 8vo. viii, 400 pp. In a custom cloth covered clamshell box with gilt lettering on clamshell cover and spine labels.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Camus, Albert. ACTUELLES, Chronique 1944-1948. Signed

      Paris: Gallimard, 1950., 1950 SIGNED. 12mo., 270pp. Printed wrapper. A very good copy of the 6th impression of the 1st edition. SIGNED by Camus vertically on the front flyleaf. Signed Camus books are very uncommon. This is the very first volume of Actuelles. Chroniques 1944-1948 , the first edition, like the 6th published in 1950 was followed by: Actuelles II. Chroniques 1949-1953 published in 1953 & Actuelles III. Chronique algérienne 1939-1958, published in 1958.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        I, ROBOT (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Gnome Press, Inc, 1950. First edition. Near Fine/Very Good +. A lovely first printing of the book, in Near Fine condition with a minor bump to one corner and foxing along the outer edge of the page block and at the end papers. In a vibrant dust jacket, easily Very Good+, with hardly any toning to the spine panel. Jacket with minor wear at spine ends and corners and minor foxing, mostly at the rear panel and along flap edges. This copy SIGNED by Asimov directly on the rear end paper. A book that is typically seen with the spine faded to grey. & & The author's second work, a collection of nine interwoven stories dealing with a futuristic world where humans and robots interact on a daily basis. Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics" first appear in this book, creating a framework that would be used in all of his robot fiction, how a robot interprets those laws becoming a driving mechanism for many of the works. Adapted for several television and film programs, the most famous, "I, Robot" starring Will Smith was loosely based on themes from the book and Asimov's "Three Laws." Additional images available upon request. Near Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        I Robot

      New York: Gnome Press, 1950. Copyright date is 1950, First edition, first printing, Red cloth over boards with black lettering and design on the front and the spine. No tears or bent pages, previous owners name on the inside fly leaf.Dust Jacket, No bent flaps nor is it price clipped. Some creasing along the edges and toning to the spine. More photos upon request. Now protected by a clear cover. Text is bright and clean with a tight binding. A very popular book and is scarce in an original jacket. A solid collectible book.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Edd Cartier. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Mclin Haven]
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        Retrato de la Loçana andaluza :en lengua española :muy clarissima. Co[n]puesto en Roma. El qual retrato demuestra loque en Roma passava y contiene munchas mas cosas que la Celestina

      [colophon: Valencia: Talleres de Tipografia Moderna, 1950]. Folio (27.5 cm; 10.75"). [2], [54], [2] ff. Fine facsimile edition of the only known copy of the first edition of one of the great Spanish picaresque novels. That copy of the Venice (?), 1528 (?) edition is preserved in the Austrian National Library. The facsimile was limited to 252 copies, of which 218 were sold by subscription while the remaining 34 were destined for national libraries, collaborating scholars, and special individuals (identified in the limitation statement). This is copy 88 of the 218 subscription copies. Palau 70182. Full brown morocco, spine gilt with neat lettering, two rolls, and devices in compartments; covers with double-fillet gilt border (a small portion of this lost on front cover, corners bumped and a little rubbed). Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Original front wrapper bound in. => A very pleasing copy of a handsome homage.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        Dessins. [Second Edition]. NEAR FINE COPY IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS

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

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        A Star's Progress

      New York: E. P. Dutton,, 1950. Octavo. Original green boards, titles to spine and pictorial design to upper board in purple. With the dust jacket. Very slightly rubbed at the ends of the spine. A superb copy in the jacket that is a little nicked at the extremities. First edition, first printing. Among Vidal's scarcest books, this is one of five pseudonymous genre novels that he published during the 1950s, after he had been blacklisted by the New York Times and could no longer support himself by writing literary fiction. A beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE MAPS OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY from the Spanish Discovery in 1769 to the American Occupation

      San Francisco, CA: The Book Club of California (by the Grabhorn Press), 1950. One of 350 copies printed at the Grabhorn Press. Quarter Leather. Very Good+ binding. Folio. Previous owner's nameplate attached at bottom of front paste-down. No pencil or ink markings in text. Bound in original patterned boards with red crushed morocco backstrip. Light edgewear at tail of spine. Mylar cut to protect boards. Digital pictures of book available upon request. Very Good+ binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Local Color

      New York: Random House, 1950. [JRS-Antq]. 92 pp. Hardcover, bound in boards with dustjacket. Moderate shelf-wear, the jacket edge-worn with some loss at the corners and a few nicks; the text-block age-toned but unmarked. Signed by Capote on the prior publications page.. Signed.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo 6" x 9.5".

      [Bookseller: Acorn Bookshop, Inc.]
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        HI-LIFE 1950 [John Updike's senior class high school yearbook]

      Shillington, PA, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Expected wear. Very Good. Published by the Senior Class of Shillington High School, Shillington, PA. Contains a dozen mentions/photos of Updike including a full-page devoted to him as the Class President with a photograph and what might be deemed a prose poem that has one correction in ink, possibly by Updike. Updike was also senior editor of the yearbook and contributes the Class Song and possibly another poem that has no attribution. He was also voted the "Wittiest." Much ink writing within by other students but none by Updike, all addressed to fellow student and former owner Mary Jean. An exceptionally early and scarce Updike item.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Harvard Advocate

      Cambridge, MA: Advocate House, 1950. Quarto. 24pp. Volume 134, number one. This is identified as the "Registration Issue" on the front cover, published September, 1950. Features a cover illustration by Edward Gorey showing two Mr. Earbrass-style characters throwing sticks at two hooded heads on pikes. This constitutes Gorey's first published appearance as an illustrator. Gorey's work on the endpapers for Merrill Moore's Illegitimate Sonnets also appeared in 1950, but it may have been published in October to coincide with the third printing of Clinical Sonnets, which also featured Gorey's endpaper design. This issue is also remarkable for the appearance of three pieces by Gorey's Harvard roommate, Frank O'Hara: two poems and a short prose work entitled "Late Adventure." This is O'Hara's third print appearance, and it predates his landmark first book, A City Winter, by two years. This issue also contains the text of a lecture delivered by Stephen Spender in mid-August of 1950 on poetry and science. Small chips to extremities of front cover, some edge toning and faint spotting, otherwise a near fine copy of a scarce Gorey item.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes / The Later Adventures of Sherlock Holmes / The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. A Definitive Text, Corrected and Edited by Edgar W. Smith, with an Introduction by Vincent Starrett, and Illustrated with a Selective Collation of the Original Illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget and Others

      NY: Limited Editions Club, 1950-52. Eight volumes, presented in three slipcased sets. Brown decorative boards, black cloth spines lettered in gilt, in matching brown paper slipcases with printed paper labels. Cameo of Holmes in black cloth on front covers. All edges speckled. Limited to 1500 copies, these are all copy number 1030. Small ownership labels of Sherlockian author and collector John Ruyle in the front of each volume, very light shelf wear to a few edges, and a few scuffs to corners and edges of slipcases, on the whole a nice clean set. The printed notice about the covers is laid into the first volume. An attractive edition, designed by W.A. Dwiggins for the LEC, and well executed.

      [Bookseller: William Matthews, Bookseller]
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