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        Miner's Children. (print).

      , 1950. . Artist's proof signed by Leonard Baskin. Image measures 34.3.X 116.6cm. Fern & O'Sullivan 76. Book condition: Fine condition

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        INTERPLANETARY FLIGHT: AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONAUTICS

      LONDON TEMPLE PRESS LIMITED PUB 1950. - FINE IN A VERY GOOD+ D.J. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT OTHER THAN A PREVIOUS OWNER'S NAME ON THE FRONT PASTE-DOWN ENDPAPER UNDER THE D.J. FLAP. D.J. HAS SOME MODEST FADING TO THE SPINE PANEL, A BIT OF CORNER MODEST CORNER WEAR, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. AN EXCELLENT CLEAN, BRIGHT, UNFADED COPY WITH NO REMAINDER MARK. FIRST EDITION. Binding is HARDCOVER. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
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        Papermaking by Hand in America

      Chillicothe, OH: Mountain House Press, 1950. Folio. (16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches). Half-title, title printed in red and black, headpieces and tailpieces, initial letters printed in red throughout. Hand-coloured frontispiece, 96 tipped-in or mounted facsimiles, 27 tipped-in facsimiles of watermarks on paper made in the manner of the originals, 43 tipped-in facsimile paper labels. paper label on spine, extra-illustrated with the prospectus for the book affixed to front pastedown, and the invitation to the book's publication party at Princeton affixed to front free endpaper. Publisher's half linen over paper-covered boards, half red morocco and cloth box (minor bump to corner of box, the book unaffected). The "author's magnum opus." - One of 200 numbered copies signed by Hunter, this copy numbered one hundred twenty-eight. The book is printed on Dard Hunter's paper, and with type cut by Dard Hunter, Junior. "The last work of the Mountain House Press and the author's magnum opus, this book provides a history of American papermaking by listing and describing the first paper mill in each state from 1690 until 1811, six years prior to the introduction of the first paper machine into the United States. There are in the book 123 facsimiles of documents and watermarks and forty-two reproductions of labels used by these early paper manufacturers. The thick folio volume was to have been issued in an edition of 210 copies, but the author's own bibliography says that only 180 were completed" (Schlosser). Schlosser 41.

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes * The Later Adventures of Sherlock Holmes * The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

      Mount Vernon: Limited Editions Club, 1950-1952. Hardcover. Orig. half black linen, and mauve patterned boards. Fine in slightly chipped slipcases with paper spine labels.. 8 vols./No Dust Jacket. Nason, Thomas W. 24 x 16 cm. Illustrated by Thomas W. Nason, Frederick Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget and others. A definitive text, Edited by Edgar W. Smith. Introductions by Vincent Starret, Elmer Davis, Fletcher Pratt, Rex Stout, Anthony Boucher and Christopher Morley. Edition planned and designed by W.A.Dwiggins. Limited edition, 152 of 1500. NEWMAN & WICHE 207,223,224. Each front cover with raised cameo portrait of Sherlock Holmes, sprinkled edges, bright and fresh set.

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        THE DROWNING POOL. Signed

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950 First Edition of the second Lew Archer mystery Inscribed by Ross MacDonald on the front free endpaper to an early Millar/Macdonald supporter and collector of mystery and detection fiction. 'Best wishes to ...John Ross Macdonald'. 8vo. 244 pp. A very good copy in green and white patterned paper covered boards, black topstain, black titles to the mildly darkened spine, in a very good pictorial dustwrapper showing some use; wear and rubbing at the folds, heel and crown of the spine and old tape reinforcement on the verso. Still presents well. Rarely found signed. Adapted into the 1975 film with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue Of Crime.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Drowning Pool (First Edition)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. First Edition. First Edition. Just about Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket has light rubbing, with a 1-7/8 inch rough tear to the center of the front panel, and a one-inch closed tear and associated shallow creasing to the top edge of the rear panel. The second Lew Archer novel, basis for the 1975 film, the second of two Lew Archer adaptations featuring Paul Newman in the lead role (with "Archer" renamed "Harper").

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        Poems: 1950

      Galveston, Texas: The Cleaner's Press,, [1950]. Prefaced by Dallam Flynn. Octavo. Original brown paper boards, blue title labels to upper board and spine printed in black. With the yellow dust jacket. Front joint cracked and rear joint starting. Still an excellent copy with the jacket a little marked, rubbed along the top edge and with the spine panel toned. First edition. The rare first issue of Bunting's breakthrough collection Preceded only by the privately printed Redimiculum Matellarum of 1930. The Cleaner's Press was not one of the century's greeted publishers and were hesitant in their binding of this title. Sales were slow and eventually two secondary issues were produced of this printing in wrappers. Copies of the correct issue are very scarce and largely due to the pale hue of the jacket copies like this are rare.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Cocktail Party

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. Second Printing of the First Edition. Signed and dated by T. S. Eliot. In near fine condition, with browning to the front endpage and pages 28-29; in a near fine dust jacket, with tanning to spine and light edge wear.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        Pobeditel' ; p'eca v 10 kartinakh [The winner] [SIGNED]

      Parizh (Paris) , 1950. Hardcover. Very Good. Parizh (Paris) , 1950. Hardcover. Very Good. slim 8vo full calf, lettering on spine (Charchoune) silk bookmark. 24 pp. signed and warmly inscribed by the author to Norma Copley in French on the title page (je n'oublerai jamai tes yeux ....etc.) , dated 1956. in Russian. Spine rubbed, binding tight, pages browned. dramatic work by the emigré Russian avant-garde painter (1888-1975).

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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST ENGLISH EDITIONS OF CHURCHILL'S MASTERPIECE, SIGNED TWICE BY CHURCHILL. Signed "Winston S. Churchill / 1950" on the half-title of volume I and on the flyleaf of volume II. With sheet of Churchill's Chartwell letterhead with typed message "Returned with Mr. Churchill's Compliments" and dated "15 May, 1950" laid in. With original owner (and presumed recipient) John L. Armstrong's signature on volumes I-V (and dated with the corresponding date of publication in four volumes). The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy. London: Cassell & Co., Ltd., (1948-54). Octavo, original cloth, original dust jackets. Six volumes. Books near-fine, dust jackets with toning and edgewear to spines.

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        Barabbas [RARE first Swedish edition, Inscribed / Underskrivet in Swedish and Signed / Ingraverat by Par Lagerkvist]

      Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Förlag, 1950. First printing. Wrappers. Fine/very good. A Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original wrappers (light pushing to the spine ends and wrapper edges, tiny edge tear to leading edge of rear wrapper), in a Very Good dust jacket (some short closed splits at the folds, spine ends chipped, small chip to top of front wrapper, light edge wear), housed in a Near Fine custom marbled cardboard slipcase and INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY PAR LAGERKVIST on the front free endpaper as follows: "Till smålänningen Gillis Pettersson / från smålänningen / Pär Lagerkvist". [Translated to English, the inscription reads: "To the smålander Gillis Pettersson / from the smålander / Pär Lagerkvist". Småland is a historical province in southern Sweden, and the novel's text is in Swedish.] Elected in 1940 as one of the 18 "Immortals" of the Swedish Academy, Par Lagerkvist was as highly influential writer from his twenties into his seventies and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1951 "for the artistic vigour and true independence of mind with which he endeavors in his poetry to find answers to the eternal questions confronting mankind". In his Presentation speech, Anders Österling, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, specifically cited Barabbas as one of Lagerkvist's major and most emblematic works, stating that "while Pär Lagerkvist makes use of different genres, dramatic or lyric, epic or satiric, his way of grasping reality remains fundamentally the same. ...each work plays the role of a stone in an edifice he intends to build; each is a part of his mission, a mission that always bears on the same subject: the misery and grandeur of what is human, the slavery to which earthly life condemns us, and the heroic struggle of the spirit for its liberation. This is the theme in all the works we choose to recall at this time: Gäst hos verkligheten (1925) [Guest of Reality]; Hjärtats sånger (1926) [Songs from the Heart]; Han som fick leva om sitt liv (1928) [He Who Lived His Life Over Again]; Dvärgen (1944) [The Dwarf]; Barabbas (1950). It is needless to cite others to give an idea of the scope of Lagerkvist's inspirations and the power of his genius." Lagerkvist's Barabbas gives a somewhat fictionalized account of Barabbas, the violent Jewish insurrectionist who, at the behest of the gathered crowd, was freed by Pontius Pilot (then the Prefect of the Roman Province, Judaea) in lieu of the innocent Jesus. Through Barabbas, Lagerkvist explores the fundamental question of good and evil. Quite well received, the novel immediately was described by many, including Andre Gide, as a masterpiece and the book provided the basis for the 1962 Dino De Laurentiis film of the same name starring Anthony Quinn as Barabbas, and featuring Arthur Kennedy as Pontius Pilate, Jack Palance as Torvald - the fiercest and most-skilled of the Gladiators, Silvana Mangano, Katy Jurado, Harry Andrews, Ernest Borgnine, and Vittorio Gassman. Though we have not been able to identify Gillis Pettersson, there clearly was at least a geographical affinity between Lagerkvist and Pettersson, and the inscription and signature are the finest we ever have seen from Lagerkvist. Copies of this, the true first edition of Barabbas are quite hard to find, especially when in a condition as nice as is this copy. A rare copy of the true first edition of Nobel Prize Winner Par Lagerkvist's most famous work, a work instrumental in his winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY PAR LAGERKVIST. QUITE SCARCE.

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        The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

      New Directions 1950 - A near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket, inscribed by Tennessee Williams. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les fourberies de Scapin.

      Bienne, chez l'artiste, 1950. - Gr. in-4°, 126p. Edition de luxe au tirage limité et numéroté 1/55 exemplaires sur papier à la forme, cuvé à la main [sic] représentant le tirage total. Illustré de 15 eaux-fortes et de 80 bois gravés à la main par Pierre Stampfli. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un dessin original de l'artiste. Etui légèrement fendu, sinon à l'état de neuf. en feuilles sous jaquette illustrée rempliée, chemise et étui muets.

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        THE WATCHFUL GODS: and Other Stories.

      Random House (1950)., New York: - First edition. SIGNED, "Walter T. Clark/Carson City, Nevada/January 1951." Clark's only collection of short stories. Very fine in bright and fine dust jacket with the barest of wear. A beautiful copy, and scarce signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        AFFICHE : COMPAGNIE GENERALE TRANSATLANTIQUE AFRIQUE DU NORD

      - Anonyme Date : 1950 Dimensions : 100x60cm Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        DIBUJO ORIGINAL de don Antonio MINGOTE y Retrato fotográfico -al natural- de época

      1950 - Magistral dibujo original de MINGOTE, de primera etapa - CIRCA año 1950, en papel seda de época medidas 28 cm x 21 cm. Técnica: ejecutado con lapicero. Imagen de ciudad con personas cubiertas de polución y autobús arrancando. Con sello de tampón (4cm-diámetro) de "Antonio Mingote Cartero Honorario" con simpático motivo de ángel entregando carta y paloma mensajera, diseñado por el mismo autor, en la esquina inferior izquierda. En la parte inferior derecha del reverso, reza la certificación de autenticidad manuscrita del puño y letra de la viuda del genial ilustrador, en Madrid a 26 de Julio del 2012. El dibujo apunta a la primera etapa ( en torno a 195? ) del genial dibujante, escritor, académico de la lengua y periodista español, don Antonio Mingote. Pequeña doblez en una esquina debida al paso del tiempo, levedad del todo arreglable con necesaria enmarcación. Se adjunta pequeña fotografía retrato -al natural- de Antonio Mingote posando para la edición -Retratos Intemporales (Ediciones Alfaguara. Madrid, 1973)-. con semblanzas de la escritora Isabel Alvarez Villamil sobre retratos de Rafael Moreno Pecino. Dicha fotografía (7,5 cm x 10,5 cm) está montada sobre cartulina, rezando en la parte inferior la certificación de autenticidad manuscrita del puño y letra de la escritora Isabel Alvarez, presente durante el proceso de la pintura del retrato.

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        Il merlo giallo. Disintegratore del malcostume politico.

      Subject: (Giornali satirici). Roma, A. V, 1950, n 196, 199, 202, 204, 207, 212, dal n 215 al n 240, 242, 246, 258 - A. VI, 1951, n 249, 251, 252, dal n 254 al n 282, 284, 286, 287, 288, 289, 293, 298.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        MAN WHO DIDN'T WASH HIS DISHES

      - (COONEY,BARBARA)illus. TWO WATER COLORS FROM "THE MAN WHO DIDN'T WASH HIS DISHES" by Phyllis Krasilovsky. (pub. by Doub. in 1950). Offered here are 2 charming watercolors used in Krasilovsky's first book, purchased from Krasilovsky with her provenance on a slip of paper. The first image measures 5 1/2 x 8" on board 8 x 11 1/2". A blank corner is restored, there is some crackling to the paper and old paper backing on the back. The image shows the man at his dining room table full of food with a cat in the foreground. The second piece has an image size of 6 1/2 x 5 1/4 on board 7 x 10 1/4". Penciled in the margin is "P.24 o p. 25". There is some crackling to the paper and old paper backing on the back. Depicted is the old man next to his empty dish cupboard, surrounded by stacks and stacks of unwashed dishes, pots and pans. The story is about a man who was too lazy to wash his dishes and who eventually ran out of eating implements; he then resorted to using the soap dish, ashtrays and flower pots! He solves his problem and vows to never again put off washing the dishes. These are 2 great images from the book, both with much detail. Early Cooney and Krasilovsky's first book. Sold with a clean ex-lib copy of the book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Superb Vintage Signed Photograph

      Rare vintage glossy Photograph Signed ìTo John / Montgomery Clift.î Black & white, 8î x 10î. Light surface creases not on image, minor wear at white border edges. Fine condition. Paramount Film Service stamped on verso. Montgomery Clift appeared in only two Paramount motion pictures, ìThe Heiressî (1949) with Olivia de Havilland and ìA Place in the Sunî (1951) with Elizabeth Taylor for which the 31-year-old actor was nominated for the 1951 Academy Award for Best Actor.

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        (Husum 1890 - 1975). Graupenmühle in Husum. Öl auf Leinwand. Um 1960. Unten rechts signiert. 24 x 42 cm. Schön gerahmt.

      Blick auf die Mühle samt einigen Gebäuden unter hohem rosa-bläulichem Himmel.- 1 kleiner, restaurierter Einriß.-

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        THE TOWN AND THE CITY

      NY: Harcourt Brace, (1950) - Only Very Good First Edition in like (price-clipped) dust jacket of the famed author's first book, published under John (rather than Jack) Kerouac. Priced accordingly. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        Indian Totem Poles.

      ca. 1950. - Gouache painting on board. 9 x 14 inches. Authenticated by the artist's son, Tony Sheets, on the verso.

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        AFFICHE : ALLEZ EN CORSE CGT

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

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        Strangers on a Train

      Harper and Brothers, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine (Facsimile). No marks. Hardcover in light blue cloth with dark blue harper torch on front and spine title. Pages clean and bright. Cloth faded at the edges and the spine. Binding square, bottom back corner soft. Small bookstore sticker at bottom of back pastedown, "Des Forges, Books De Luxe, Milwaukee." New facsimile jacket in archival cover. NY: Harper and Brothers, 1950. Stated First Edition. 299 p. Authors first book, basis for the 1951 Hitchcock film. - - Carefully boxed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

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        Local Color

      William Heinemann London: William Heinemann. (1950). First. First English edition. Illustrated with photographs by Cecil Beaton, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Hoynigen-Huene, and others. Crown is quite bumped, thus good only in about very good original unprinted glassine dustwrapper with chipping on the spine. One of 200 numbered copies. Although not called for, this copy is Signed by the auithor. .

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        Jill, Undercover Girl

      Nutrix Corporation 1950 « Cartoon serial » de bondage dessiné d'Eric Stanton en 20 épisodes. Prépublication originale sur papier photographique, 20 planches au format 20,5 x 26 cm (8 x 10 in), éditée par la Nutrix Corporation d'Irving Klaw vers 1950, vendue par correspondance pour éviter les problèmes de censure. Série complète des 20 pl. Extrêmement rare, car le serial était vendu par Klaw à la planche. Le papier photo a un peu jauni, sinon très bel état de l'ensemble. En raison de la technique artisanale employée par Klaw, il arrive souvent que des clichés soient flous, ce qui n'est absolument pas le cas pour cette série. Klaw ayant débuté comme vendeur de photos de cinéma et de pin-up, continua à utiliser ce support lorsqu'il se spécialisa dans le bondage et le SM. L'un des tout premiers travaux du jeune dessinateur Stanton, qui venait d'être engagé par Irving Klaw en 1948 ; après avoir dessiné une poignée de serials sur le thème des « Battling Women », Jill, Undercover Girl ! pourrait être la première BD de bondage intégralement dessinée par Stanton. Sa publication est entreprise début 1950 (voire fin 1949). Les dessins et l'encrage sont de Stanton, mais le texte a probablement été écrit par Klaw lui-même ou l'un de ses collaborateurs. Typique de l'univers fétichiste et de bondage féminin publié par Irving Klaw. Stanton s'amuse des contraintes de Klaw (aucune nudité, mais les corsages se déchirent), expérimentent ses premiers bondages sportifs (suspensions éprouvantes, chevalets) et exploite tout le fétichisme vestimentaire réclamé par l'éditeur (bâillons de soie, robes légères, décolletés, soutiens gorge, culottes larges, bas noirs, porte-jarretelles, escarpins vernis à hauts talons). Bondage cartoon serial. One of the earliest bondage work of Stanton for the Nutrix Corporation (Irbving Klaw). Original and complete set of 20 chapters of the cartoon serial Phyllis in Peril. First publication on sheets of 8'' x 10'' glossy photographic paper. Good conditions Très bon couverture souple Edition originale

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        Mathematical Tables and Other Aids to Computation, Volume 4, Number 30, April, 1950

      MTAC, The National Research Council, Wash., D.C., April 1950, pp 61-126. Very Good overall, original light green printed wrappers, toned and sunned along extremities esp. rear cover near spine. Staples are tight, some wear along bottom third of spine. Small pencil notation along upper front cover, small ink notation along front lower. Pages clean and unmarkedIncludes papers and discussions, such as, M. V. Wilkes and W. Renwick, The EDSAC (Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator) ; Stanley P. Frankel , Convergence Rates of Iterative Treatments of Partial Differential Equations; R. H. Ritchie, On a Definite Integral;H. D. Huskey, Technical Developments -- Characteristics of the Institute for Numerical Analysis Computer;N. C. Metropolis, G. Reitwiesner and J. von Neumann, Discussion, Statistical treatment of values of first 2000 Deciimal Digits of e and of pi Calculated on the ENIAC;Notes and discussions on published and unpublished mathematical tables; more

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        Error Detecting and Error Correcting Codes. (Contained in The Bell System Technical Journal, Volume XXIX, No. 2, p.147-60.).

      (New York), American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1950. Complete issue in original blue printed wrappers.. First printing. Starting with this paper Hamming attracted a general interest in the subject of error detection and correction, which now is considered as one of the main subjects in information theory. Hook & Norman 646

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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.

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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.

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        "Lone Woodcock"

      n.p. ca. 1950 n.p., ca. 1950?. Image 8-1/2 x 13-3/4 inches, matted and framed to 14-1/2 x 19 inches overall. Drypoint etching of a woodcock in flight above a marshy covert, signed by the artist in pencil in lower right, and titled in pencil lower left. Fine. Siegel, pp. 220-1 . A. Lassell Ripley (1896-1969), studied art in Boston, was a student of Frank Benson, and after a stint of teaching drawing at the Harvard School of Architecture, devoted himself to a career in art. He illustrated five books for The Derrydale Press, was an accomplished landscape and portrait painter, and was widely known for his sporting etchings and watercolors of upland shooting scenes. Ripley's woodcock prints are scarce; this is a particularly choice example

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        ALEPH BET ARTZAH RAYD

      1950. 1. ABC. (HEBREW) ALEPH BET ARTZAH REHD [ALPHABET OF THE RED LAND]. [Jerusalem: Marcus], no date, circa 1950. 8vo (7 1/4 x 8"), red boards, color pictorial paste-on, Fine. Written by Shlomo Skluski and illustrated with charming color lithographs on every page by Mirahlobay (?). Each letter has a large central illustration surrounded with a border of smaller pictures - all richly colored and well printed. Quite scarce.

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        Burning Bright - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Viking 1950 8vo A very beautiful First Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in a Fine dust jacket, complete with the original $2.50 price on the front flap of the dust jacket; Joe Saul feels he is cursed after three unfruitful years of marriage. HIs young wife secretly conceives the child of another man, and when Joe discovers her deception, his anguish is greater than everWith Burning Bright, Steinbeck experimented with a new technique he dubbed the "play-novellette"

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        The Black Car Mystery

      London: Sir Isaac Pitman, 1950, 1st (and only) Edition, 1st Printing ----------hardcover, a solid Very Good copy, some foxing to endpapers and text block, prize plate on front blank endpaper, in a chipped and torn but generally intact attractive Good price clipped dustjacket, tear on front panel is largely closed but there is a bit of loss and flaking along the tear, light soiling to the largely rear white panel, the book is tight and sqaure, a genuine rarity especially in dustjacket, the autor's first book, missing from most Welch collections, uncredited cover art and b&w illustrations, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good price Clipped. Illus. by Uncredited Cover Art.

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        Le noble jeu de l'oie en France, de 1640 à 1950?

      Librairie Grund 1950 Cm. 33, pp. 237 (7). Antiporta illustrata, molte figure incise nel testo e 48 tavole a doppia pagina fuori testo raffiguranti vari tipi di giochi dell'oca (di cui 9 a colori). Bella leg. editoriale in cart. rigido ill. a colori. Esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione, in stato di nuovo. Sontuosa monografia impressa in soli 700 esemplari numerati di cui 100 fuori commercio (ns. n. 112). Non comune e ricercato.

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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 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

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        PINOCULUS - LIBER QUI INSCRIBITUR LE AVVENTURE DI PINOCCHIO IN LATINUM SERMONEM CONVERSUS AB HENRICO MAFFACCINI

      Marzocco 1950 Firenze, Casa Editrice Marzocco, PRIMA EDIZIONE, 3 novembre 1950; br. ed. ill., titolo al piatto e al dorso, in 8°, cm 15,7 x 21,3; pp. 177 + (3). Prefazione di Giovanni Battista Pighi. In appendice: dizionario particolare del Pinoculus con 102 voci. Conservata all'interno del volume una cartolina postale della casa editrice in data 18/11/1950, inviata al destinatario (un insegnate) con preghiera di far conoscere "quali risultati esso dà in classe, considerando la natura particolare del libro". Ottime condizioni.

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        Veduta del lago con pescatore (Lago di Como o Lugano).

      Olio si tela di cm 50x60. Firmato in basso a destra. 894 - 23 marzo. Nasce ad Innsbruck. Subito dopo, in seguito ai moti anti-italiani, la famiglia Baldessari lascia Innsbruck. A Rovereto il padre acquista il ?Caffè Accademia?, che diventa in breve centro d?italianità e d?irredentismo.\r1904/1908 - Negli anni dell?adolescenza roveretana, terminate le elementari, s?ingegna a disegnare nel caffè paterno i profili degli avventori senza cedere ad un innato senso del comico e del caricaturale. Il professore di disegno Luigi Comel vede i disegni e, dopo avergli impartito lezioni di disegno e pittura, convince il padre a mandare Roberto a Venezia.\r1908 - S?iscrive all?Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. Ha come maestri Guglielmo Ciardi, per la pittura, ed Emanuele Brugnoli, per I?incisione.\r1908/1914 - Nei sette anni veneziani conosce e frequenta, tra gli altri, i conterranei Umberto Moggioli e Tullio Garbari, nonché Gino Rossi, Arturo Martini, Ugo Valeri e il critico Nino Barbantini, ?che faceva da papà a tutti?.\r1914 - Si diploma. Vince il ?Premio Scala? dell?Accademia, per il paesaggio. Adesione al Futurismo e primi quadri sperimentali studiando i ?maestri?: Carrà e Boccioni soprattutto.\r1915 - Trasferimento con la famiglia a Firenze, ove è allievo della Scuola d?Arte di S. Croce. Morte del padre. Caffè delle ?Giubbe Rosse? e primi contatti con i futuristi fiorentini.\r1916 - Attività con i futuristi del gruppo toscano: Primo Conti, Achille Lega, Emilio Notte, Ottone Rosai, ecc. Il suo stile futurista, dopo aver sperimentato i maestri e occhieggiato al cubismo, comincia a delinearsi. Prime incisioni futuriste. Viaggio a Milano e contatti con Marinetti ed i futuristi lombardi.\r1917 - Breve soggiorno a Lugo di Romagna. Amicizia con Balilla Pratella. Partecipa con Nino Pasi e Achille Lega all?Esposizione d?Arte di Lugo alla quale espone i suoi quadri futuristi. Collaborazione a ?L?Italia Futurista?.\r1917 - 31 dicembre. Nel numero 36 (anno II) di ?L?Italia Futurista? Baldessari compare con i componenti del ?Gruppo pittorico futurista fiorentino?.\r1918/1919 - Lavoro assiduo a contatto col clima futurista. Collaborazione a ?Roma Futurista?. Nel 1918 secondo viaggio a Milano ove nasce il quadro ?Galleria + Bandiere? e partecipazione ad una collettiva al Palazzo della Permanente. A Roma è in contatto con Depero, Balla, ecc. Rivede per I?ultima volta Moggioli, già febbricitante per la ?spagnola?. Anch?egli è ricoverato all?ospedale di S. Spirito.\r1919 - A Milano per I?allestimento della ?Prima Esposizione Futurista? di Palazzo Cova, nell?ambito della quale partecipa con 14 dipinti. La mostra poi si trasferirà a Genova.\r1920 - Soggiorno a Padova. Mostra personale futurista alla ?Triveneta?. Iniziano i primi viaggi nei paesi del Baltico e del Mare del Nord. Amicizia con Herwarth Walden. Negli anni successivi sono i contatti con Liebermann e Archipenko, Justus Bier, Kurt Schwitters, Vordemberge-Gildevart.\r1921 - Partecipa alla Mostra futurista di Parigi.\r1923/1925 - Soggiorni in Francia ed in Spagna. Per distinguersi dall?architetto Luciano Baldessari, a quel tempo valente acquerellista, si firma da questo momento come ?Iras-Baldessari?. Tra il 1923/1924 porta la sua pittura ad esperienze di sintesi cosmica e, grazie alla frequentazione di Vordemberge-Gildevart (del gruppo ?Astratti di Hannover?) anche a composizioni astratte. Compone sculture in filo di ferro (?metalloplastiche?). Con il 1924 inizia a dipingere anche quadri figurativi ed avvia una serie di acqueforti sui temi dei caffè parigini e della corrida. Moltissimi disegni ?di viaggio? in album e taccuini.\r1925 - Ritorno in Italia e definitivo schieramento sul fronte figurativo.\r1926 - Personale alla Casa d?Arte A.G. Bragaglia, Roma. Inizia la serie delle ?Puntesecche romane?.\r1926/1930 - Soggiorno romano intervallato da viaggi e soste in Svizzera, Belgio, Olanda e Germania. Continua la serie delle puntesecche. Nel 1926 esce la cartella delle ?Litografie Romane?, di soggetto analogo alle puntesecche. Nel 1927 pubblica i ?Disegni Romani?.\r1930/1935 - Vive a Iungo all?estero, in Svizzera, Germania e Francia. Inizia la serie di puntesecche su questi paesi. Dipinge ritratti, paesaggi, scene di caffè. Affreschi a Berlino, Amburgo. Schwerin e Brema. Mostre, soprattutto di incisione, a Zurigo, Parigi, Amburgo, L?Aja, ecc. Mantiene qualche contatto con i vecchi amici futuristi esponendo a qualche mostra quadri degli anni precedenti: Amburgo e Berlino (1934), Biennale di Venezia, sezione futurista (1934).\r1934 - Ad Amburgo, alla ?Mostra di Aeropittura ltaliana? presenta due opere del 1923/24: ?Alta velocità?, e ?Spirale tricolore su Roma?.\r1936/1940 - Nel 1936 rientra in Italia, non senza alternare fino al 1940 altri soggiorni all?estero. Iniziano cicli di incisioni? a soggetto?: Roma imperiale, Bolzano Nuova, Urbisaglia, e la serie di ?Puntesecche trentine?. Continua l?attività di affreschista a Cortona, Senigallia, Tirrenia, alla ?Mostra d?Oltremare? a Napoli (1939), alle Scuole Centrali Antincendio di Roma-Capannelle.\r1940 - Porta definitivamente la sua residenza a Rovereto.\r1941 - Raccoglie in volume i disegni di Varese.\r1947 - Riprende i viaggi in Svizzera, Francia e Germania. Da quest?anno s?infittiscono le partecipazioni a collettive in Italia. Aderisce al gruppo del ?Cavallo Azzurro?.\r1950 - Partecipa su invito con tre opere alla mostra ?Futurismus und Metaphysik? di Zurigo. Da quest?anno prende parte a quasi tutte le manifestazioni dell?Associazione Incisori Veneti.\r1957 - Esce la piccola monografia di Rinaldo Corti sul suo periodo futurista più maturo (1916-1924). Se ne avvia così la sua rivalutazione.\r1961 - Inizia la serie di mostre, collettive e personali, di opere (dipinti, disegni, incisioni) del periodo futurista.\r1962 - Esce la prima monografia critica di Riccardo Maroni, con note autobiografiche dell?artista: ?Roberto Iras Baldessari. Pittore e Incisore?, nella quale si affronta il complessivo della sua attività: futurismo, figurazione, incisione. Grande personale con opere futuriste e catalogo illustrato a colori alla Galleria Toninelli di Milano.Inoltre Baldessari viene incluso con nove riproduzioni di sue opere negli ?Archivi del Futurismo?, a cura di M. Drudi Gambillo e T. Fiori.\r1963/65 - Si susseguono le mostre sul periodo futurista.\r1965 - Il 22 giugno, alle ore 7 antimeridiane, muore per collasso cardiaco nella clinica Sanatrix di Roma, già minato da qualche tempo da una grave malattia.\rNotizie tratte da http://www.baldessari-iras.it. Si vende in cornice.

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        [ Lot de 131 volumes publiés par les "Editions Sociales", éditeur du Parti Communiste Français ] Georges Politzer : Ecrits I et II - Georges Cogniot : Présence de Lénine I et II - Jean Ellenstein : Histoire de l'URSS en 4 tomes - Traité Marxiste d'économie politique. Le capitalisme monopoliste d'Etat en 2 Tomes - Jules Guesde : Textes choisis - Rousseau : Du Contrat Social - Jaurès : Textes choisis I - Saint Just : Discours et Rapports - Babeuf : Textes choisis - D'Holbach : Textes choisis I - Voltaire : Essai sur les Moeurs et l'Esprit des Nations - Marat : Textes choisis - Morelly : Code de la Nature - Diderot : Textes choisis II - La Boétie : Oeuvres politiques - Henri Heine : Pages choisies - Rousseau : De l'inégalité parmi les hommes - Descartes : Discours de la Méthode - Darwin : Textes choisis - Jean Mérot : Dimitrov, un révolutionnaire de notre temps - Coubard : La guerre des 6 jours - Goldring : La Grande-Bretagne en crise - Arnault : Les ouvriers américains - Fuchs : La coopération : aide ou néo-colonialisme ? - Poncet : La Tunisie à la recherche de son avenir - Collectif : Chili : trois ans d'unité populaire - Cunhal : Portugal : l'aube de la liberté - Suret-Canale et Mouchel : La faim dans le monde - Acte final d'Helsinki - Arnault : La démocratie à Sacramento - Napolitano : La politique du parti communiste italien - Denis : liberté d'opinion... verboten - Goldring : Survivre à New York - Rony : La lente rupture - Billoux : Quand nous étions ministres - La France de 1934 à 1939 - La France de 1939 à 1945 - Rocchi : La télévision malade du pouvoir - Fajon : L'union est un combat - Collectif par Sègre : Les entreprises publiques - Redjah et Rodrigue : La fiscalité giscardienne - Paganelli et Jacquin : Peugeot - Spire et Viala : La bataille du livre - Vincent : Femme : quelle libération ? - CGT : Chomâge : la jeunesse accuse - Collectif : Le Sport en questions - Les causes de l'absentéisme féminin - Ansart : De l'usine à l'assemblée nationale - Prendre soin de la santé - Marrane : L'armée de la France démocratique - Quin : Classes sociales et union du peuple de France - Segré : Ecole, formation, contradictions - La Marche de la France au socialisme - Waldeck-Rochet : Le marxisme et les chemin de l'avenir - Cogniot : La Révolution d'Octobre et la France - Sakka : Vietnam, guerre chimique et biologique - Echec à l'agresseur américain Vietnam 1967 - Ellenstein : La Révolution des Révolutions - Arnault : Le "socialisme" suédois - Vieuguet : Français et immigrés - Chatain et Gaudon : Petites et moyennes entreprises - Ascher et Giard : Demain la ville ? - Angela Davis parle - Femmes : l'âge politique - Les femmes salariées - Gani : Syndicats et travailleurs immigrés - Les communistes et le Sport - Couland : Israël et le Proche-Orient arabe - Salini : Le mythe réformateur - Belloin : Culture, personnalité et sociétés - Collectif : Les intellectuels et les luttes de classes - Prévost : Les étudiants et le gauchisme - Metzger : Pour la science - Collectif : Les communistes et l'état - Duclos : Anarchistes d'hier et d'aujourd'hui - Figuères : le trotskisme cet antiléninisme - Cogniot : Kalr Marx notre contemporain - Programme commun de gouvernement - Denis et Kanapa : Pour ou contre l'Europe ? - Quiniou : Marxisme et informatique - Quin et Herzog : Ce que coûte le capitalisme à la France - Pineau : Les OS - Cogniot & Joannès : Maurice Thorez, l'homme, le militant - Mayer : Vers le désarmement - La marche de la France au socialisme - Guérin : Qu'est-ce que la CIA ? - Barjonet : Qu'est-ce que la paupérisation ? - Les principes de la politique du parti communiste français 2 - Cardoze & Le Lagadec : 49 % : naissance d'une majorité - Problèmes de la révolution socialiste en France - Chrétiens et communistes - La condition de la femme - Di Crescenzo : Crise de l'énergie ou crise politique ? - Collectif : Chili de l'Unité populaire - Krasucki : Syndicats et lutte de classes - Krasucki : Syndicats et socialisme - Waldeck-Rochet : Qu'est-ce que la philosophie marxiste - Waldeck-Rochet : Qu'est-ce qu'un révolutionnaire dans la France de notre temps ? - Marchais : Qu'est-ce que le parti communiste français ? - Marchais :La politique du parti communiste français - Kahn : Pour comprendre les crises monétaires - Cogniot : L'Internationale communiste - Salvat : L'Intelligence. Mythes et réalités - Muldworf : Sexualité et féminité - Claude : Le pouvoir et l'argent - Biolat : Marxisme et environnement - Kahn : La participation - Dupuis : Nationaliser - Clavaud & Marchais : Les communistes et les paysans - Salini : Mai des prolétaires - Programme pour un gouvernement démocratique d'Union populaire - XXie congrès : Le Part communiste propose - Collectif : Les marxistes et l'évolution du monde catholique - Duclos : Gaullisme, technocratie corporatisme - Programme commun de gouvernement actualisé - Besse, Milhau et Simon, Lénine, la philosophie et la culture - Santiago Carrillo : Après Franco... quoi ? - Lénine : Textes philosophiques - Lénine : Marx-Engels-Marxisme - Besse : Pratique sociale et théorie - Marx & Engels : Etudes philosophiques - Marx & Engels : La question du logement - Marx & Engels : L'idéologie allemande - Marx & Engels : Lettres à Kugelmann

      Editions SocialesListe complète des titres sur demande, Impressionnant ensemble de 131 volumes (dont certains peu courant) au format poche publiés par les Editions Sociales, organe du PCF, dans la seconde partie du XXe siècle. Bon ensemble. Prix du lot des 131 vol. in-16 br., Editions Sociales, de 1950 à 1985 : contient : Georges Politzer : Ecrits I et II - Georges Cogniot : Présence de Lénine I et II - Jean Ellenstein : Histoire de l'URSS en 4 tomes - Traité Marxiste d'économie politique. Le capitalisme monopoliste d'Etat en 2 Tomes - Jules Guesde : Textes choisis - Rousseau : Du Contrat Social - Jaurès : Textes choisis I - Saint Just : Discours et Rapports - Babeuf : Textes choisis - D'Holbach : Textes choisis I - Voltaire : Essai sur les Moeurs et l'Esprit des Nations - Marat : Textes choisis - Morelly : Code de la Nature - Diderot : Textes choisis II - La Boétie : Oeuvres politiques - Henri Heine : Pages choisies - Rousseau : De l'inégalité parmi les hommes - Descartes : Discours de la Méthode - Darwin : Textes choisis - Jean Mérot : Dimitrov, un révolutionnaire de notre temps - Coubard : La guerre des 6 jours - Goldring : La Grande-Bretagne en crise - Arnault : Les ouvriers américains - Fuchs : La coopération : aide ou néo-colonialisme ? - Poncet : La Tunisie à la recherche de son avenir - Collectif : Chili : trois ans d'unité populaire - Cunhal : Portugal : l'aube de la liberté - Suret-Canale et Mouchel : La faim dans le monde - Acte final d'Helsinki - Arnault : La démocratie à Sacramento - Napolitano : La politique du parti communiste italien - Denis : liberté d'opinion... verboten - Goldring : Survivre à New York - Rony : La lente rupture - Billoux : Quand nous étions ministres - La France de 1934 à 1939 - La France de 1939 à 1945 - Rocchi : La télévision malade du pouvoir - Fajon : L'union est un combat - Collectif par Sègre : Les entreprises publiques - Redjah et Rodrigue : La fiscalité giscardienne - Paganelli et Jacquin : Peugeot - Spire et Viala : La bataille du livre - Vincent : Femme : quelle libération ? - CGT : Chômage : la jeunesse accuse - Collectif : Le Sport en questions - Les causes de l'absentéisme féminin - Ansart : De l'usine à l'assemblée nationale - Prendre soin de la santé - Marrane : L'armée de la France démocratique - Quin : Classes sociales et union du peuple de France - Segré : Ecole, formation, contradictions - La Marche de la France au socialisme - Waldeck-Rochet : Le marxisme et les chemin de l'avenir - Cogniot : La Révolution d'Octobre et la France - Sakka : Vietnam, guerre chimique et biologique - Echec à l'agresseur américain Vietnam 1967 - Ellenstein : La Révolution des Révolutions - Arnault : Le "socialisme" suédois - Vieuguet : Français et immigrés - Chatain et Gaudon : Petites et moyennes entreprises - Ascher et Giard : Demain la ville ? - Angela Davis parle - Femmes : l'âge politique - Les femmes salariées - Gani : Syndicats et travailleurs immigrés - Les communistes et le Sport - Couland : Israël et le Proche-Orient arabe - Salini : Le mythe réformateur - Belloin : Culture, personnalité et sociétés - Collectif : Les intellectuels et les luttes de classes - Prévost : Les étudiants et le gauchisme - Metzger : Pour la science - Collectif : Les communistes et l'état - Duclos : Anarchistes d'hier et d'aujourd'hui - Figuères : le trotskisme cet antiléninisme - Cogniot : Kalr Marx notre contemporain - Programme commun de gouvernement - Denis et Kanapa : Pour ou contre l'Europe ? - Quiniou : Marxisme et informatique - Quin et Herzog : Ce que coûte le capitalisme à la France - Pineau : Les OS - Cogniot & Joannès : Maurice Thorez, l'homme, le militant - Mayer : Vers le désarmement - La marche de la France au socialisme - Guérin : Qu'est-ce que la CIA ? - Barjonet : Qu'est-ce que la paupérisation ? - Les principes de la politique du parti communiste français 2 - Cardoze & Le Lagadec : 49 % : naissance d'une majorité - Problèmes de la révolution socialiste en France - Chrétiens et communistes - La condition de la femme - Di Crescenzo : Crise de l'énergie ou crise politique ? - Collectif : Chili de l'Unité populaire - Krasucki : Syndicats et lutte de classes - Krasucki : Syndicats et socialisme - Waldeck-Rochet : Qu'est-ce que la philosophie marxiste - Waldeck-Rochet : Qu'est-ce qu'un révolutionnaire dans la France de notre temps ? - Marchais : Qu'est-ce que le parti communiste français ? - Marchais :La politique du parti communiste français - Kahn : Pour comprendre les crises monétaires - Cogniot : L'Internationale communiste - Salvat : L'Intelligence. Mythes et réalités - Muldworf : Sexualité et féminité - Claude : Le pouvoir et l'argent - Biolat : Marxisme et environnement - Kahn : La participation - Dupuis : Nationaliser - Clavaud & Marchais : Les communistes et les paysans - Salini : Mai des prolétaires - Programme pour un gouvernement démocratique d'Union populaire - XXie congrès : Le Part communiste propose - Collectif : Les marxistes et l'évolution du monde catholique - Duclos : Gaullisme, technocratie corporatisme - Programme commun de gouvernement actualisé - Besse, Milhau et Simon, Lénine, la philosophie et la culture - Santiago Carrillo : Après Franco... quoi ? - Lénine : Textes philosophiques - Lénine : Marx-Engels-Marxisme - Besse : Pratique sociale et théorie - Marx & Engels : Etudes philosophiques - Marx & Engels : La question du logement - Marx & Engels : L'idéologie allemande - Marx & Engels : Lettres à Kugelmann Bon ensemble. Prix du lot Français

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        Unique collection of signed photographs of the 25 Japanese prisoners at Sugamo Prison charged with war crimes, awaiting trial ñ includes Tojo and the six others who were hanged ñ also the two Japanese signers of the Instrument of Surrender aboard the ìMissouriî

      Lieutenant Colonel Lee Paul Vincent (1917-1996) served as Prison Security Officer at Sugamo Prison, Tokyo, from 1946-1949. He was the liaison officer between the State Department and the Japanese government at the time the prison was returned to Japanese control in 1952. These photographs are from his collection. Collection of 25 signed black & white photographs, each 4î x 3î, each signed in black ink in English, with military rank or government post. A few have minor flaws.The photos have been laminated onto one 22î x 28î sheet, with short biographies of most of them typed in the upper portion. The upper left of Mutoís photo was torn off not affecting image or signature. Oshimaís photo is creased along the top, passing through signature. Shiratoriís photo is creased at the upper left. In all, 28 prisoners were charged with war crimes. All but Shumei Okawa, Yosuki Matsuoka, and Osami Nagano have signed a photograph here offered. Okawa, a political philosopher, was prosecuted but started behaving erratically during the trail. Charges were dropped and he was transferred to a U.S. Army hospital in Japan where he was found to be mentally unstable. Ex-Foreign Minister Matsuoka died on June 26, 1946, before the end of his trial and Admiral Nagano died on January 7, 1947, awaiting trial. Signed on their individual photograph perpendicularly (top row, left to right): ìEx-Premier General / Hideki Tojoî (hanged 1948), ìGeneral Seishiro Itagakiî (hanged 1948), ìGeneral / Kenji Doiharaî (hanged 1948), ìK. Hirota / Ex Premierî (hanged 1948), ìHeitaro Kimura / Generalî (hanged 1948), (2nd row) ìGeneral / Iwane Matsuiî (hanged 1948), ìGeneral / Yoshijiro Umezuî (life; died in prison 1949), ìNaoki Hoshino / Ex Minister of Stateî (life; paroled 1958), ìAdmiral / Shigetaro Shimadayî (life; paroled 1955), ìLt. General / Akira Mutoî (hanged 1948), (3rd row) ìEx-Foreign Minister / Shigenori Togoî (20 years, died in prison 1950), ìHiroshi Oshima / Ex-Ambassadorî (life; paroled 1955), ìEx-Minister of State / Teiichi Suzukiî (life; paroled 1955), ìKoichi Kido / Ex-Lord Keeper / of the Privy Sealî (life; paroled 1953), ìLt. Gen. / Kenryo Satoî (life; paroled 1956), (4th row) ìEx-Finance Minister / Okinori Kayaî (20 years; paroled 1955), ìEx-Colonel / Kingoro Hashimotoî (life; paroled 1955), ìGeneral / Jiro Minami / [also signed in Japanese]î (life; paroled 1954), ìGeneral / Sadao Arakiî (life; paroled 1955), ìGeneral / ìKuniaki Koisoî (life; died in prison 1950), (bottom row) ìMamoru Shigemitsu / ex Foreign Minister of / Japanî (sentenced to seven years; paroled 1950), T. Shiratori / Ex-Ambassadorî (sentenced to life; died in prison 1949), ìShunroku Hata / Generalî (life; paroled 1955), ìKichiro Hiranuma / ex-President of Privy / Council (life; paroled 1952), and ìVice Admiral / Takazumi / Okaî (life; paroled 1954). Shigemitsu and Umezu signed the Instrument of Surrender aboard the U.S.S. ìMissouriî on September 2, 1945, ìBy Command and on behalf of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese Governmentî and ìBy Command and on behalf of the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters,î respectively

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        THE FAMILY MOSKAT

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1950 Singer, Isaac Bashevis. THE FAMILY MOSKAT. Transladed by A.H. Gross. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. First Edition. 8vo. 611, [3] pp. Quarter crimson & black cloth stamped gilt and black to the spine. A fine copy in a near fine bright first issue dustwrapper showing one narrow chip at the spine crown & light wear at the heel - a very nice example. Acknowledgements with dedication to Singer's late brother I. J. Singer - 4pp. of family trees are featured in the text. The first of Singer's books to be translated into English, originally serialized in Yiddish in the 'Jewish Daily Forward'. Recently, the epic story of 'The Family Moskat' has received belated & deserved rave reviews: 'A masterpiece, a triumph of realism', wrote Frederick Raphael in the Sunday Times. An extremely good copy.. 1st Edition.

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        ABC Feder und Stichel. Alphabete und Schriftblätter in Zeitgemässer Darstellung. Geschrieben von Hermann Zapf. In Metall geschnitten von August Rosenberger.

      Schriftgiesserei D. Stempel AG, Frankfurt am Main, 1950. (4), 25 plates, 9 pages. Oblong 4to (24 x 32 cm). Red cloth spine titled in gilt, blind stamped card boards, slightly soiled. Cracked at head of spine (c. 10 mm). Corners slightly bumped. Book plate (Lars Laurentii). Dedication: "K. E. Forsberg in Verehrung gewidmet von Hermann Zapf. Stockholm 2. 6. 1952". Designed 1939-41. With 25 plates. Privately printed by D. Stempel AG typefoundry in 500 numbered copies on Fabriano paper, this is No. 377. Feder und Stichel (Pen and Graver) is a magnificent piece of work especially with this nice provenance: Zapf - Karl Erik Forsberg - Lars Laurentii. (Hermann Zapf and his Design Philosophy p. 113)

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        The Miraculous Fish of Domingo Gonzales

      W.W. Norton New York: W.W. Norton. (1950). First. First edition. Illustrated by William de la Torre. Small bookstore label on the front fly, and old tape shadows on the pastedowns where a previous owner had affixed the flaps, else fine in an attractive, very good dustwrapper that has been laminated, has corresponding shadows on the flaps, and has suffered some modest fading at the extremities. The last of the author's four novels, and his only non-mystery. Comic and sly novel about a sleepy Mexican fishing village where the only catch is sharks. The village achieves the luxuries of modern civilization when an American buyer of shark livers moves in. Goldsmith, a novelist and screenwriter, is best known for his classic noir novel Detour, which was made into the seminal cult noir film. Very scarce. .

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        What Makes Sammy Run? AND The Disenchanted; Two books inscribed by Budd Schulberg

      Random House New York: Random House. 2002 / 1950. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. 2 SIGNED books. _What Makes Sammy Run?_ is a later printing (2002), Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine dust jacket, inscribed by the author to Matt Bruccoli, a close friend, in 2005, with two letters from Schulberg loosely laid in--the first expressing consternation over Bruccoli's illness, and the second expressing in the most grievous terms condolences to Bruccoli's widow. _The Disenchanted_ is a first printing in Fair condition with extensive mottling to the cloth and no dust jacket, but a great inscription to Bernice [Baumgartner], a prominent literary agent and James Gould Cozzens' wife: "Dear Bernice, just before the reviewers move in and thoughtlessly take over, I must tell you how much I have appreciated your always being there with friendship and good, tough comforting counsel. With enduring affection, Budd, October 28, 1950." From Matthew Bruccoli's collection.

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        THE LEAVES OF THE TREE. Signed

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

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        Strike Through the Mask! New Lyrical Poems

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1950. First. First edition. Faint tidemark at the bottom of the pages, a good only copy in good plus dustwrapper with several modest chips and tears. Inscribed by Viereck (who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry the year before for his book Terror and Decorum) to fellow Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks (who won in 1950 for Annie Allen): "To Gwendolyn Brooks with gratitude and admiration for her art. Peter Viereck." While by no means a "condition copy," a very notable association. .

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        The Dog and the Crocodile"

      Print Club of Cleveland Print Club of Cleveland, 1950. Woodcut measuring 21 by 14 1/2 inches. One of 250 copies, signed and dated by Antonio Frasconi, an artist born in Uruguay and known for his distinctive woodcuts and numerous illustrated books for children. In this depiction of Aesop’s fable, a hungry, curvaceous crocodile tempts a dog to linger by the Nile. Included as number five of Frasconi’s 1950 portfolio of fifteen woodcuts, Some Well Known Fables. Nine of these illustrations were later used in the book Known Fables, published by the Spiral Press. Printed and “spoon-rubbed” by the artist himself. Fine in a mat, with the original label from the Print Club of Cleveland and an offprint from their catalog.

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        Side Street [Fabulous Association copy SIGNED by the Benchley family, and by Gwen Steinbeck and by the Steinbecks' only children, sons Thomas and John]

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/near fine. A Very Good to Very Good + copy (light toning at board and spine extremities, light rubbing to spine ends), in a Near Fine dust jacket (light wear, spine a touch toned, rather small chip to corner of front panel where it meets the top of the spine panel and a short closed tear at upper end of fold from front panel to flap, small pencil note to upper corner of rear flap), SIGNED BY NATHANIEL BENCHLEY, his wife, MARJORIE BENCHLEY, his elder son PETER BENCHLEY (who wrote "Jaws"), his younger son, writer and actor NATHANIEL ("NAT") BENCHLEY, GWEN STEINBECK (who had just divorced JOHN STEINBECK, who himself then relocated to 68th, and then to 72nd, Street), and by JOHN STEINBECK IV and TOM STEINBECK (the sons of John Steinbeck and Gwen Steinbeck, and John Steinbeck's only children). The book also is signed by Peter Stack, who we speculate to be Peter Benchley's childhood chum. The inscription reads: "For Aaron Schwartz: / Who, as Pete says, sells / everything you need except / clothes and liquor. / Rspftly / Nathaniel Benchley / Marjorie Benchley / Pete Benchley / NAT / Peter Stack". In a separate column, adjacent to these signatures, the inscription is signed: "Gwen Steinbeck / TOM / JOHN" and underneath the signatures, one finds the date "12 May 1950" in Nathaniel Benchley's hand. (NB: All of the boys would have been rather young at the time of their signing, as befits the signatures they made. Thom Steinbeck signed the book "Tom", adopting the variation "Thom" later in life, a change of which is father did not approve and refused to follow. Nathaniel Benchley signed many of his correspondences with his own abbreviation for "Respectfully", here writing "Rspftly" while likely intending his more common "Rspctfly".) The endpaper illustrations are by the author. John Steinbeck (the great author) and Nathaniel Benchley were best friends. The families met after Nathaniel Benchley returned from WW II (and when Gwen Steinbeck was pregnant with John Steinbeck IV and Marjorie Benchley was pregnant with Nat Benchley). John Steinbeck owned the two identical houses on 78th Street (which remain there still) and, having become fast friends with Nathaniel Benchley, Steinbeck rented one the houses to the Benchleys at a reduced rate, with the Steinbecks residing next door in the other house. The families resided in these two homes (at 175 and 178 East 78th Street) when "Side Street" was written. As "Side Street" is about two families living next to one another in Manhattan and sharing a back yard (as the Steinbecks and Benchleys then did), the families were clearly the inspiration for the novel. In the novel, the John and Gwen Steinbeck are represented by Jim and Kay Allen, and Nathaniel and Marjorie Benchley are represented by Charles and Virginia Belden. The boys from both the Steinbeck and the Benchley families attended Allen-Stevenson preparatory school at the corner of 78th and Lexington, and we believe that signer Peter Stack was one of the students there as well. He must have been present when the book was signed and thus invited to join in. The inscribee, AARON SCHWARTZ, belonged to the family who founded and ran Rappaport's Toy Bazaar at 1381 Third Avenue, around the corner from the Steinbeck and Benchley family residences, and whose polka-dotted wrapping paper was memorialized by modernist Stuart Davis in his oil "Rapt at Rappaport's". (FAO Schwarz once was known as Schwarz Toy Bazaar, so perhaps there is a connection between the two families operating the two Toy Stores. Many considered Rappaport's to be the better Toy Store.) An absolutely fabulous ASSOCIATION INSCRIPTION FROM THE TWO FAMILIES THAT INSPIRED THE BOOK, inscribed to a member of the family who owned the local Toy Store -- where all of the signing boys would hang out, and SIGNED BY THE BENCHLEY FAMILY AND BY THE STEINBECK FAMILY, then still resident in the subject houses. & &

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