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        Rhapsodie Parisienne

      Galerie Charpentier, Paris 1950 - Jean Cassou, Albert Marquet, Rhapsodie Parisienne, Paris, Galerie Charpentier, 1950. Edition de 170 exemplaires, qui comprend 45 belles illustrations d'Albert Marquet (29 dessins reproduits dans le texte et 16 lithographies originales incluses). Superbe copie dans des conditions parfaites, avec un étui original, un étui en carton rigide, une couverture et ébarbé à l'intérieur. Jean Cassou, Albert Marquet, Rhapsodie Parisienne, Paris, Galerie Charpentier, 1950. Edition of 170 copies including with 45 beautiful illustrations by Albert Marquet (29 Drawings reproduced in the text and 16 Original tipped-in Lithographs). Superb copy in perfect conditions, with original slipcase, rigid cardboard jacket, cover and beard inside. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallector]
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        How to be a Poet, or, The Ascent of Parnassus made Easy" - Parts 1 and 2, in Circus, Vol. 1, Nos. 1 and No. 2.

      Circus, London. April and May,, 1950. First edition. Small octavo. pp [vi], 56, [2] + [vi], 56, [2]. Original stapled wrappers. The two parts have been illustrated by Ronald Searle, the first illustration being a caricature of Dylan Thomas.Presentation copies, inscribed on the first pages: 1) "for Norman Unger from Dylan Thomas" with an arrow pointing to the caricature. 2) "Norman Unger. Dylan Thomas, New York, 1950". Jean Vallely writing in the Los Angeles Times about the purchase of the great Norman Unger collection says of the noted New York book collector: "Long before anyone had ever heard of Dylan Thomas, Norman Unger was not only at his poetry readings, but also waiting, book in hand, for an inscription. In the collection was a copy of 'Twenty-five Poems', inscribed, 'To Norman Unger, my only collector, Dylan Thomas.'" Cover edges slightly rubbed otherwise near fine copies. Preserved in a custom-made cloth folder, with leather label on the upper panel lettered in gilt, and with the small bookplate of the bookseller and collector Theodore Brinckman on the verso.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Gästebuch Falkenschloss Zürich.

      Zürich, um. 1950 - 4°. (14) Bl. beschrieben und ca. 60 leere Blätter. Halbpergamentband der Zeit mit farb. gepr. Wappensupralibros (Niggl-Rupf) in Kartonbox. Mit handschr. Einträgen und Postkarten, meist signiert u. a. von Hans Putz (Schauspieler), Paul Kemp (Schauspieler), Nicolo Jussa (Schauspieler), Olga Tschechowa (Schauspielerin), Ada Rux-Tschechowa (Schauspielerin), Hannelore Litten (Schauspielerin), Rainer Litten (Schauspieler), Robert Bostwick, Barabra Milberg, Arvell Shaw (Musiker). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Legend of the Ghostway Ritual in the Male Branch of Shootingway, Part One and Suckingway Its Legend and Practice, Part Two

      Saint Michaels, AZ: St. Michaels Press, 1950. 372 pages. Book in English and Navajo with two beautiful fold-out color reproductions of sandpaintings. SCARCE, especially so in such lovely condition. Near Fine, small date in ink front endpage, spine a bit bowed. . First Edition. Printed Wrappers. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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      Paris: Tèriade, 1950. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Folio (425 x 275 mm). 100 color lithographs. Loose as issued in original pictorial wrappers; card slipcase lacking top edge. A few sheets with pale offsetting, wrapper lightly toned, otherwise in very good condition. LIMITED EDITION, number 954 of 1,200 copies signed in pencil by Matisse. The frontispiece lithograph is signed and dated in the plate. 500 years after these poems were composed at court, "Henri Matisse paid Charles d'Orléans a most elaborate homage: he selected and with his own hand copied out a century or so of Charles' poems and then adorned the manuscript with colored crayon decorations and portraits ... In no other of Matisse's books does one feel the same sense of the artist's pleasure in his work as he plays here his subtle games with children's crayons" (Barr, Matisse, pp 272-273, 560). Artist & the Book 202; Chapon, pp 297-298; Duthuit 28; Garvey 35; Rauch 174.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        EGG TREE

      MILHOUS, KATHERINE. MILHOUS,KATHERINE. EGG TREE. NY: Scribner (1950 A). 4to (8 x 10"), blue pictorial boards, two small marks on cover else Fine in dust wrapper (no seal, with several small pieces off edges and corners). 1st edition, first printing of this CALDECOTT AWARD WINNER, THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED WITH A NICE 3" COLOR DRAWING BY MILHOUS. This is an Easter story set in Pennsylvania Dutch country and wonderfully illustrated in color by the author. Very hard to find inscribed with a drawing in the first printing with the letter "A" on the copyright page.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Papermaking by HAnd in America.

      Chillicothe: Mountain House Press, 1950. 11 1/2 x 16 1/2. (11), 326, (4) pages. Hand-colored photogravure of Hunter's Mountain House plus 96 facsimiles, 27 reproductions of early American watermarks, and 42 reproductions of ream wrappers on handmade paper intended to reproduce the original papers. Three-quarter Irish linen over heavy beveled boards; sides covered with a patterned paper of type ornaments; in morocco backed tray case (slight wear to spine extremities). A beautiful copy of Hunter's chef d'oeuvre. Number 133 of 210, signed by Hunter. Hunter states in his autobiography that there were only 180 copies assembled. Printed by Hunter on his handmade paper from type made by Drad Hunter, Jr. The history from 1690-1817 is organized chronologically by colony or state from Pennsylvania (1691) to Tennesse (1811) and primarily focuses on the first paper mill in that colony or state. Many of the watermark specimens were made from the old moulds rewoven. A Century for the Century 51.

      [Bookseller: The Veatchs Arts of the Book]
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        Risque Hungarian Art Sketchbook. Circa 1950

      (Budapest, 1950. Very Good. Oblong octavo. Metal spiral bound flexible card wrappers. Covers rubbed and very good, internally near fine. Contains 32 original pencil drawings perhaps half of which are risque or mildly erotic and humorous drawings, each captioned in Hangarian, and each one signed by the artist. Tibor Toncz (1905--1979) was a Hungarian painter, graphic artist and caricaturist. A pleasing between-the-Wars look at risque Hungarian humor.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Cocktail Party - a comedy

      Faber and Faber, London., 1950. First edition, first state. Octavo. 171 pages. A three-act verse play. One Appendix.Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: ''Inscribed for Gerald and Mary Graham by T.S. Eliot''. Laid in are photocopies of two interesting typed letters from 1984, signed by Valerie Eliot to Professor Graham. She writes in her capacity as editor of Eliot's letters and asks about the correspondence Graham had with Eliot. She mentions that the first volume is ready to go to Fabers. It was eventually issued in 1988. There is also an intriguing reference to ''your black beauty's poem annotated by Tom, but is she still around to take offence? I am afraid that in today's climate the humourless might consider it racist. Oh dear!''Top edge spotted. Free endpapers tanned and a bit spotted. Very good in good, rubbed, chipped and torn dustwrapper darkened at the spine.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Risque Hungarian Art Sketchbook. Circa 1950

      (Budapest, 1950. Very Good. Oblong octavo. Metal spiral bound flexible card wrappers. Covers rubbed and very good, internally near fine. Contains 32 original pencil drawings perhaps half of which are risque or mildly erotic and humorous drawings, each captioned in Hangarian, and each one signed by the artist. Tibor Toncz (1905--1979) was a Hungarian painter, graphic artist and caricaturist. A pleasing between-the-Wars look at risque Hungarian humor.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Third Man and The Fallen Idol.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1950 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver, publisher's device to rear board in blind. With the pictorial dust jacket. Some faint spotting to edges; an excellent, bright copy in the price-clipped jacket with some minor loss to spine ends and rubbed extremities. First edition, first impression. Brennan 22; Miller 26c. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE TOWN

      New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1950. First Edition. Hard Cover. Octavo. [x], 433, [2] pp. Publisher's red cloth with embellished title stamped on the front cover and spine; light fading to the tail of the spine; spine is a trifled sunned otherwise, a clean fresh copy of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by a notable American writer. Uncommon with Richter's signature. Single sided Richter family Christmas greeting card laid in. A nice copy, lacking dust jacket. Signed by Richter on the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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        Typed Contract Signed ("James Hilton") with The Theatre Guild, Inc., for a radio broadcast of GOODBYE MR. CHIPS

      New York, 1950. 2pp. with numerous emendations (each initialled "JH") by Hilton throughout. 1 vols. 4to. Fine. 2pp. with numerous emendations (each initialled "JH") by Hilton throughout. 1 vols. 4to. Contract for Broadcast of Goodbye, Mr. Chips. Granting Hilton, in exchange for $750 , the right broadcast "Goodbye Mr. Chips." Signed by Hilton as well as the representatives of The Theatre Guild.With:1 p. TLS from Hilton agent to the Theatre Guild, Inc., regarding scheduling of "Goodbye Mr. Chips"; A Statement from William Morris Agency to Hilton for $750 for the Theatre Guild;Copy of a memo from Sam Sacks of Theatre Guild clarifying amendments to the Contract which are acceptable to Hilton;Type Contract (carbon) of the amendments to the contract between Hilton and the Theatre Guild regarding GOODBYE MR. CHIPS.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Conozca la Argentina [Meet Argentina]

      Cambytur S.A., Buenos Aires 1950 - First edition. Oblong octavo. Spiral bound printed decorated boards with clear plastic dustwrapper, attached at the flaps to insides of the boards. Boards a little warped, and the plastic has pulled through a few of the spirals, but otherwise very good or better. Issued by a tourism agency extolling the virtues of Argentina as a tourism destination, and illustrated with 15 full-page original photographs mounted with captions in both Spanish and English on the verso of the preceding page. The photographs are unattributed, but wonderfully composed and presented. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Tobacco in Bulgaria

      Duke University Press (Marco Beltchev Sons. Ltd.) 1950 - A handsome copy of the 1st English language edition. Originally published in German as a thesis issued out of Zurich, this "enlarged reprint" is limited to 2,000 copies. Clean and Near Fine in its light-brown leatherette, with bright gilt-lettering along the front panel and spine. One small, subtle abrasion to the front panel, otherwise clean as could be. Octavo, impressive color plates of tobacco leaves and other fold-out plates at rear. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA]
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        Vengeance is Mine

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed. First edition stated, first printing. Signed and inscribed by the author on the copyright page "Hi Barry Ze[?] - Now at the turn of the century - we're getting ready to make a movie out of this one! / Mickey Spillane." Good in a Good dust jacket. Lean to spine. Cloth faded at spine, rubbed at edges. Pages toned. Dust jacket is chipped and a bit tattered with old tape repairs made to the verso, and a partial crack along the front spine joint; other folds fragile and starting. First edition, signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      Faber and Faber Limited (1950), London - Sixth Impression, but INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the poet on the title page where Eliot has crossed out his printed name: "Inscribed for/Mrs. Ann Cooper/by T. S. Eliot/4. ii. 64." Owner name in ink on front endpaper which is a little foxed. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Saint Ghetto des Prêts, Grimoire

      Unpaginated (ca. 116 pp.) artist's book pairing enigmatic prose poems with the author's translations of the same into highly imaginative rebus-like compositions incorporating mathematical symbols, the Hebrew alphabet, musical notation, erotic doodles, sign language and other figurative and non-figurative characters. Paper a bit browned. 4to. Illustrated wrpps. Paris (O.L.B.) N.d. (c. 1950?). First edition. Signed or inscribed "Gabriel Pomerand" in blue ink to front endpaper. "Nous sommes les nouveaux égyptiens," writes Pomerand in the work's introduction, claiming its pictograms as the hieroglyphics of his Lettrist circle. A legendary work in the cannon of avant garde publishing, Saint Ghetto des Prêts pulses with the anarchic energy of post-War Paris.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      New York: Works Publishing, Inc, 1950. Thirteenth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Original navy cloth with gilt spine lettering. First edition, thirteenth printing. Very Good with rubbing to cloth corners and spine ends, crease to backstrip and rubbing to gilt lettering on spine. Pages lightly toned. In a Fair thirteenth printing dust jacket, which is tattered and heavily chipped, rubbed and with several stains. An early printing of the A.A. cornerstone in a fair dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Cocktail Party

      Faber & Faber, London 1950 - The Cocktail Party by T. S. Eliot, First issue, Faber & Faber, London 1950, A first issue with the typographical error on page 29. This very good copy is signed by the author with the printed name crossed through on the title page. This edition of The Cocktail Party is the text of the successful play produced at the Edinburgh Festival in 1949 and repeated at Brighton later that year, preparatory to the season in New York. Several alterations have been made to the text, subsequent to the Edinburgh edition. A list of the original cast is included and the score of the song, One Eyed Riley. Original green cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Spine ends are lightly bumped. The contents are clean and lightly browned. The unclipped dust jacket has minor chipping to the extremities. Labels attached to the interior of the jacket. 8vo 170pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rare And Antique Books PBFA]
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        The Song of Songs which is Solomon's.


      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Les Nouvelles Paroisses du XIXe et du XXe siècles [ à Bordeaux ] [ Manuscrit autographe daté du 1er janvier 1950 ]

      1 manuscrit autographe de 8 pp. en 8 ff. (rédigés uniquement au recto) sur papier quadrillé format A4 Manuscrit très manifestement autographe d'après les comparaisons que nous avons pu mener. Le manuscrit, probablement inédit, est ainsi signé : "Saint André de Cubzac, château de Robillard, ce 1er janvier 1950. Alexandre Nicolaï de l'Académie nationale des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Bordeaux. Membre non-résidant du Comité des travaux historiques". Intéressant manuscrit du célèbre Alexandre Nicolaï (1864-1952), érudit et savant auteur de nombreux études régionalistes (dont la fameuse "Histoire des faïenceries de Bordeaux"). Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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        Photo Album]: Jewish Woman's Family Album

      1950 - Oblong quarto. Measuring 8.5" x 11". String-tied tan cloth with blue flowers over stiff paper boards. Contains 133 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 2.5" and 4" x 6", without captions. Near fine album with some spotting and edgewear with fine photographs,A photo album kept by a young Jewish-American woman in the 1940s and 1950s. The photos are a collection of events throughout her life including family vacations, weddings, and dinner parties. The album opens with the woman and her friends on a ski trip with images of them posing on skis and in their snow suits smiling on the mountain. These are followed by portraits of her family and friends with a group photo of people at a cocktail party. Later in the album there are photos of a co-ed, possibly religiously affiliated, scouting troop, including a hand-colored group photo. There is one photo of young girls in scout uniforms posed as a human menorah. Another shows a religious ceremony inside a synagogue. The album continues with portraits of friends and families, wedding photos, and candids. The album ends with a cute photo of three women posing together on a couch.An nice collection of vernacular photography compiled by a young woman. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Yearling SIGNED

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1950 - "The Yearling" by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Signed by the author on the front leaf. Illustrated edition with colorful plates by N. C. Wyeth. Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1950. Winner of the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for Novel (Fiction). The book measures 6.75" x 9.5", 400 pages. Bound in publisher's original tan buckram with black and green titling and decorations. Illustrated endsheets. The book is in very good plus condition. The boards are very well preserved with firm edges. Small faint pen mark on the front cover with two light spots on the rear. The spine is sunned with white spotting. The contents are clean, bright, unmarked, and complete. The binding is sound. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory # (H6-80) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ernestoic Books and Bindery]
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        I, Robot

      Gnome Press, Inc., New York 1950 - First edition, wrappered issue, or possibly second printing (see additional information below). Pages browned, two small chips to the wrappers, a very good or a little better copy. One of reportedly 2500 copies (we have also heard the figure of just 200 copies from another source, which seems to be discredited) of the first edition sheets bound up by the publisher in wrappers duplicating the dustjacket art. The intention and publication history of this variant is disputed: it was done either as an "Armed Services Edition" or as a short-lived experiment in paperback publishing. The publisher also issued three other titles thusly, but quickly abandoned the project. One source asserts that these were reprinted in 1951 from the original printing plates (retaining the first edition statement). At any rate this is far rarer than the hardcover issue of the first edition. Basis, or more properly the inspiration, for the 2004 film directed by Alex Proyas and featuring Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, and Alan Tudyk. A rarity, the fragility of the construction assured that few of the copies survived. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        nach Goya: El tres de Mayo

       1950. Ölbildca 1950, keine JA; Ölbild auf Leinen, ungerahmt, an ein paar Stellen beschabt und ein paar Kratzer, ansonsten ein sehr schöne Kopie eiens Ausschnitts des berühmten Werkes von Goya125x100cm Versand D: 9,90 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Liber Antiqua Zentraleuropa]
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        Across the River and Into the Trees

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1950. [Together with an advance reading copy.] 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in silver on red ground, vignette to front cover in red, bottom edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Advance copy, bound in pictorial wrappers. Housed in a custom blue cloth solander box, titles to blue label to spine. Bookplate and date inscribed in ink to front pastedown. Spine gently rolled, an excellent copy in the jacket with faded spine and nicks to extremities. Advance copy creased to spine, gently rolled, lightly faded, creasing to extremities; a very good copy. First edition, first impression, published three days before the US edition. With the first state jacket with the erroneous, "Colonel Richard Cantrell", in the blurb, later changed to the correct, "Cantwell". With an advance reading copy bound in pictorial wrappers made from the first state jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: Chapman and Hall, 1950. The first edition set of Waugh's 'Sword of Honour Trilogy'. Volume 1 is good only and bears the name of Eric Newby along with 'This is not your property' to the front endpaper. In a very good unclipped wrapper with a small chip to the spine. Volumes 2 and three are fine books in very good+ wrappers. Volume 3 has light fading to the spine. and volume 2 has a little chipping to the spine tips. Nice association copies.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Signed portrait ("H. Hesse").

      No place, 1950s. - 284:221 mm.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Collection of 27 Intaglio Plaster Casts

      [Rome]: Paoleti Impronte, ca. 1830s. Twenty-seven intaglio plaster casts (measuring from 4 to 7.5cm. in diameter at widest width) mounted within original pig-backed cloth clamshell box, red gilt morocco spine labels, all edges marbled; original manuscript descriptions on pale blue stock mounted to pastedowns. Cloth joints repaired at a later date (possibly ca. 1950) with previous owner's typescript notes mounted to upper and lower covers: "Very Fragile, open both sides very carefully." Casts themselves in Just About Fine condition. Wonderfully preserved collection of plaster lozenges from the company's "Opere Classische" series, including busts (Apollo, Minerva, etc.), full figures, and scenes from classical mythology (Romulus and Remus at the wolf's teat, for example) in fine detail. Paoleti Impronte seems to have exclusively produced such works of miniatures housed in book-like boxes for easy display (see Rune Fredericksen and Eckart Marchand's Plaster Casts (2010), p. 458).

      [Bookseller: L.N. Golay Books]
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        Introduction to]: Reflections in a Golden Eye

      New Directions, New York 1950 - Long galleys of the introduction (only) by Tennessee Williams. 5pp. Fine with scattered red printers marks and dated "11-23-49" on the verso. Williams's introduction for the 1950 New Directions edition of this McCuller novel. From the collection of Edwin Erbe, former publicity director at New Directions. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Poetry London -- Volume 5, Number 20, November 1950

      (London: Editions Poetry). 1950. First. Magazine. Octavo. 32pp. Stapled wrappers. Scattered light wear, near fine. Includes the poems "Rural Idyll," "European Revels," and the reprint of "New Year in the Midlands" from issue #19 with corrections, which are the second published appearance by Nobel laureate Harold Pinter, credited here as Harold Pinta, and preceded only by his juvenilia. Additional contributions from Keith Douglas, Henry Moore, Martin Turnell, Iain Fletcher, D.G. Bridson, and many others. Tipped in the rear is the publisher's subscription form, as issued. .

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        Cartes du ciel et de la Lune

      Paris, Girard, Barrère et Thomas, années 1950, , 2 cartes en couleurs, celle de la Lune sous chemise de l'éditeur, 2 Cartes du célèbre vulgarisateur de l'astronomie, l'abbé Moreux (1867-1954). Carte du ciel visible de l'Europe centrale [600 x 750 mm] : "Cette carte contient les Etoiles les plus intéressantes jusqu'à la grandeur de 5 inclusivement, c'est-à-dire les plus belles étoiles doubles accessibles aux instruments de moyenne puissance." Carte de la Lune [550 x 650 mm], série "Les Nations". Carte de la face visible de la Lune, réalisée peu d'années avant les premières photographies de la face cachée. On joint : CHEMLA-LAMECH (Félix, 1894-1962), Carte topographique de la Lune sur 615 millimètres de diamètre, divisée en 9 planches. Toulouse, V. Cazelles, 1934. In-4 de [19] pages, 9 planches en noir reproduisant les dessins de l'auteur. Moreux et Chelma Lamèch faisaient tous deux partie de la Société Astronomique de France.

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        Colloid Chemistry: Theoretical And Applied - INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR

      Reinhold Publishing Corp., New York 1950 - Large open tear to DJ top of front cover and a smaller one bottom of back cover. Several other small open/close tears along the DJ edges with creases. Large close tears along the edges as well. Slight discoloration to pages. Minor wear along the edges of the book itself. Some rubbing wear to DJ covers. Binding is not as tight. THIS IS A HEAVY AND OVERSIZE BOOK. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES. Tips are slightly bent. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sabra Books]
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        The Chronicles of Robin Hood

      London: Oxford University Press, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 280pp. Original green cloth with gilt lettering. Very Near Fine in Near Fine unclipped (8s 6d) dust jacket. Very slight musty smell. Jacket lightly worn at edges but bright and unfaded. A lovely copy of the author's first book.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The English - Arabic Cookery Book.

      - [Beirut, Dar-Al-Hayat,] June, 1950. 8vo. Wire-stitched into original green printed wrappers, pp. 239, interspersed with advertisements; wrappers very lightly rubbed, even browning due to paper stock. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author, a very rare bilingual (English and Arabic) cookery book with a fusion of British, Imperial and Arabic/Lebanese recipes. The interesting advertisements are sometimes even trilingual, with the occasional slogan in French. From the culinary point of view several recipes are a disgrace: the English lady manages to eliminate everything which makes Middle Eastern cookery delicious: mint, garlic, chilly, parsley, even the salt in houmus. In the preface, the author states that this book is the product of her 30 years in the Middle East. Axford, English Language Cookbooks p. 134. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1950 & 1952. Hardcover. Tasteful bookplate on all front pastedowns. Close to Fine copies in Very Good to Near Fine slipcases, the Final Adventures case with some splitting. Somewhat uncommon in this condition. Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget, and others. Eight octavo volumes (6" x 9-1/8") bound in gilt-stamped quarter black linen and wall-paper sides with a cameo decoration reproducing the section of the wall over the mantel in Mrs. Hudson's chambers at 221B Baker Street showing two examples of Sherlock Holmes's prowess in emblazoning the initials of Victoria Regina "in bullet-pocks," with the cameo being a portrait of the shooter smoking his pipe. The definitive text edited by Edgar Smith with an introduction by Vincent Starrett. Designed by W. A. Dwiggins with a selective collation of the original illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget, and others, reproduced as sheet-fed photogravures. The first three volumes are copy #635 of 1500, issued unsigned. The remaining five volumes are copy #1229 of 1500. Complete with both Monthly Letters and a Note about the Cover slips. The complete LEC Holmes.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Australian book-plates and book-plates of interest to Australia

      Sydney : privately printed [Beacon Press], 1950. The standard edition, liimited to 200 copies signed by the author. Quarto, papered boards in dust jacket (a little chipped at corners and head and tail of spine), pastedown and front endpaper with bookplates of two previous owners, 280 pp, extensively illustrated with bookplates, some of which are original graphics tipped-in; a very good copy of this magnificent showcase of Australian bookplates. Artists include Norman Lindsay, Adrian Feint, Alan Jordan, G. D. Perrottet, and Lionel Lindsay, among many others.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        The Steeltown Strangler

      London: Ward, Lock and Co, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 253pp. Crimson cloth with orange spine lettering. Very Good+ in Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket, a little edge-rubbed but very attractive overall, bright and unfaded. Textblock edges foxed and a little stained, top and bottom edge worn. A very rare late Keeler mystery, the second novel in the Steeltown series following The Case of the Canny Killer with typically completely ludicrous plot, dialogue, and characters.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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