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2018-04-24 00:21:08
Crime]. "The Inmates." ISHERWOOD, Christopher (Preface)
Retort Press, Bearsville, NY, 1950. 8vo. Stiff printed pictorial wraps in original dustjacket. One of 2000 copies, "entirely hand-set, hand-bound, and printed on a footpedal press by the editors." Jacket lightly rubbed with some chipping, esp. to lower spine. Faint staining. Unclipped. Mild wear to yapp edge of book. Very good overall. INSCRIBED in pencil by contributor James Peck to verso of front endpaper: "Mildred - You said you wanted to read what I wrote about the jig. Well, here is some of it and some of what others wrote. It gives you the feel of jailhouse [sic]. I think the book will interest you. I think they did a groovy job on the cover. -Jim." Noted, but slightly misleadingly-titled "anthology of the Prison Writings of Conscientious Objectors to World War II" (front flap), inscribed by one of its contributors, legendary activist and pacifist James Peck. Peck devoted himself to nonviolent resistance and in addition to serving three years at Danbury for refusing to serve during the war, he fought for decades for labor, peace, and civil rights, and was arrested dozens of times during his life. Indeed, he was a prominent figure in the 1970s prison reform movement in no small measure because of his numerous incarcerations, whose earliest experiences are detailed here. Includes a lengthy jacket blurb by Aldous Huxley [Bromer B75] as well as striking illustrations by Lowell Naeve. While the book is not terribly uncommon, it is complete and in collectible condition. And scarce when inscribed by a contributor. An interesting inscription, even almost certainly a later one … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller ABAA/ILAB [Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A.]
2018-04-23 07:11:57
Gauguin, Paul)
Genève: Gérald Cramer, 1950. First Edition, #10 of 400 copies sur vélin pur fil des papeteries du Marais. Illustrated. 76 pp. 4to. Wrappers. Fine. First Edition, #10 of 400 copies sur vélin pur fil des papeteries du Marais. Illustrated. 76 pp. 4to. " œuvres impromptues, exécutées sur un papier japon très mince " (p. 9).
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-04-22 18:51:21
PEGGY MILLER
OGDEN UTAH UT: (1950). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. On offer is a super, original manuscript relic of the post World War II era of polio victims being the 1950 hardcover handwritten diary of an unidentified teenage girl from Ogden, Utah who was stricken with Bulbar Polio in 1949 and had spent time in an Iron Lung for two weeks. A Dr. C. H. Jensen did a tracheotomy because she still couldn't breathe. A very full, largish diary book contains an enormous store of narrative as she rarely misses a day and shares intimately with her diary: She writes everyday of her life, circumstances, of feeling ill/tired, yet she manages to help her Mother with housework, cooks, bakes, babysits, and eventually goes back to school. She gets lots of penicillin shots and attended physical therapy. Recovering she becomes an accomplished horseback rider and has her own horse named "Sundance", sees lots of movies, mentions her first time riding in a taxi, of shaving her legs, of her first date with a boy named David Hansen, of going to the White City Ballroom...She has many brothers and sisters, which she has listed all family members & their birthdays in the back of the diary...They are the Millers, and they had a farm, as she mentions having cows, bulls, rabbits, etc...and riding on a tractor....and how they have to tend animals...Her brothers got hurt physically by getting cut on the farm fence, of being kicked by horses, breaking wrists falling on ice, etc...The brothers do rodeos and were members of the Junior Posse...One brother, Waldo "banged up front end of car"....They all attended the "Eight … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts [Toronto, ON, Canada]
2018-04-22 02:15:44
Chandler, Raymond Thornton (1888-1959)
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1950. x+533 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's beige cloth with brown lettering to spine and cover in original pictorial jacket.The Simple Art of Murder is hard-boiled detective fiction author Raymond Chandler's critical essay, a magazine article, and his collection of short stories. The essay was first published in The Atlantic Monthly in December 1944. The magazine article appeared in the Saturday Review of Literature, April 15, 1950. The article, somewhat rewritten, served to introduce the collection The Simple Art of Murder, 1950 (Houghton Mifflin Co.), which contained eight of Chandler's early stories pre-dating his first novel, The Big Sleep. The essay is considered a seminal piece of literary criticism. Although Chandler's primary topic is the art (and failings) of detective fiction, he touches on general literature and modern society as well. Chandler reserves his praise for Dashiell Hammett. Although Chandler and Hammett were contemporaries and grouped as the founders of the hard-boiled school, Chandler speaks of Hammett as the "one individual... picked out to represent the whole movement," noting Hammett's mastery of the "American language", his adherence to reality, and that he "gave murder back to the kind of people that commit it for reasons, not just to provide a corpse."Condition:Book plate to front paste-down, spine ends rubbed with a few minor splits, some age toning to edges. Jacket spine sunned, edge wear with some small chips and closed tears and creases, some tape repairs to verso, spine head … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Book Collector [U.S.A.]
2018-04-21 11:11:20
(Gauguin, Paul)
Genève: Gérald Cramer, 1950. First Edition, #10 of 400 copies sur vélin pur fil des papeteries du Marais. Illustrated. 76 pp. 4to. Wrappers. Fine. First Edition, #10 of 400 copies sur vélin pur fil des papeteries du Marais. Illustrated. 76 pp. 4to. " œuvres impromptues, exécutées sur un papier japon très mince " (p. 9).
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [US]
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2018-04-21 01:22:36
U.S. Navy Middle East Force]. (Brown, J. C. [ed.]).
No place, [1950]. Small folio (220 x 276 mm). 99, (1) pp. Illustrated throughout. Original blue cloth with gilt title "GB AVP 41" stamped to upper cover. Commemorative publication "written, compiled and produced by [the] officers and men" of the U.S.S. Greenwich Bay after the ship's first tour of duty to the Persian (Arabian) Gulf as flagship for the Commander of the U.S. Navy Middle East Force. In the foreword, Commander K. G. Hensel acknowledges the Gulf as "one of the oldest yet least known parts of the world", a historic region that has "served for thousands of years as pathway of commerce by caravan and by dhow. Today, these areas are strategically among the most important that exist anywhere on the surface of the globe" (p. 3). - The small seaplane tender "Greenwich Bay" departed Norfolk on 30 April 1949 for a six-month mission, four months of which were spent in the Gulf area based at Bahrein, calling at Kuwait, Ras al Misha'ab, Ras Tanura, Sharjah, and Muscat before returning to Norfolk on 1 November. Every year thereafter the ship would repeat this duty, sailing through the Mediterranean to operate as flagship in the Red Sea, Gulf, and Indian Ocean for 4 to 6 months. In total, the "Greenwich Bay" made 15 Mediterranean deployments. This fully illustrated record contains rare images of a fire at Aramco's Ras Tanura oilfield that scorched the ship's hull, scenes from Manama, Bahrein, the "distinguished guests" who visited aboard (dignitaries of the Gulf countries visited, including a portrait of HRH Faisal al Saud on board the "Greenwich Bay"), etc. In addition to ope … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
2018-04-19 12:45:29
1950-1953 Grand in-4 de 60 feuillets de papier vlin fort avec inscriptions et 227 feuillets rests blanc, maroquin vert, dos muet nerfs, premier plat orn d'une silhouette de femme dansant, pouss l'oeser noir, dont la chevelure ondule est rehausse de filets dors, juste au-dessus court une guirlande pousse au palladium compose de lampions et de petits drapeaux, mosaque en maroquin, bleu blanc, rouge, contreplats doubls de vlin cartonn dans un encadrement de double filet dor sem de titres de chansons paillardes imprims en trois couleurs, bleu, blanc, rouge, illustre de petits dessins, gardes du mme vlin cartonn galement imprimes de titres de chansons grivoises et de petits dessins, imprims en trois couleurs, tte dore (Alvarez de Toledo). Prcieux et mouvant tmoignage sur des dbuts du cabaret Chez Patachou, haut lieu des soire musicales parisiennes. Livre d'or contenant une centaine de remerciements autographes signes, certains accompagns de dessins l'encre. Henriette Ragon (1918-2015), ne dans le quartier populaire de Mnilmontant, fut dactylo aux ditions musicales Raoul Breton (celles de Charles Trenet) avant guerre, puis ouvrire, ptissire, marchande de lgumes, avant douvrir avec son mari antiquaire, Jean Billon, un salon de th Montmartre dans l'annexe d'une boulangerie qu'elle nomme Le Patachou au 13, rue du Mont-Cenis, puis un restaurant o elle engage un accordoniste pour faire de l'animation. En fin de soire la patronne poussa elle-mme la chansonnette?: Bal petit bal, Un gamin de Paris, Rue Lepic, A Paris dans chaque faubourg, et bientt ce tour de chant devient inconto … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens [Paris, France]
2018-04-19 12:45:20
1950-1953 Grand in-4 de 60 feuillets de papier vlin fort avec inscriptions et 227 feuillets rests blanc, maroquin vert, dos muet nerfs, premier plat orn d'une silhouette de femme dansant, pouss l'oeser noir, dont la chevelure ondule est rehausse de filets dors, juste au-dessus court une guirlande pousse au palladium compose de lampions et de petits drapeaux, mosaque en maroquin, bleu blanc, rouge, contreplats doubls de vlin cartonn dans un encadrement de double filet dor sem de titres de chansons paillardes imprims en trois couleurs, bleu, blanc, rouge, illustre de petits dessins, gardes du mme vlin cartonn galement imprimes de titres de chansons grivoises et de petits dessins, imprims en trois couleurs, tte dore (Alvarez de Toledo). Prcieux et mouvant tmoignage sur des dbuts du cabaret Chez Patachou, haut lieu des soire musicales parisiennes. Livre d'or contenant une centaine de remerciements autographes signes, certains accompagns de dessins l'encre. Henriette Ragon (1918-2015), ne dans le quartier populaire de Mnilmontant, fut dactylo aux ditions musicales Raoul Breton (celles de Charles Trenet) avant guerre, puis ouvrire, ptissire, marchande de lgumes, avant douvrir avec son mari antiquaire, Jean Billon, un salon de th Montmartre dans l'annexe d'une boulangerie qu'elle nomme Le Patachou au 13, rue du Mont-Cenis, puis un restaurant o elle engage un accordoniste pour faire de l'animation. En fin de soire la patronne poussa elle-mme la chansonnette?: Bal petit bal, Un gamin de Paris, Rue Lepic, A Paris dans chaque faubourg, et bientt ce tour de chant devient inconto … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens [Paris, France]
2018-04-19 00:19:25
KEROUAC, Jack.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1950. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy with the jacket rubbed at the ends and corners, a little creased to the lower edge of front panel with small closed tear, some light spotting to rear panel. First edition, first printing, scarce advance review copy, of Kerouac's first book, with the publisher's notice tipped-in on the front free endpaper.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
2018-04-19 00:19:23
Kerouac, Jack [John]
Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. Very good first edition, as stated on the copyright page, in very good dust jacket. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Front free endpaper also has previous owner's name written. Rear free endpaper missing. Inside and outside of dust jacket shows some water stains. Housed in custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Bookbid [Beverly Hills, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-04-12 00:12:15
CAMUS ALBERT
Gallimard, Paris 1950, 12x19cm, broché sous chemise et étui. Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Une tache pale au deuxième plat de couverture, papier jauni, notre exemplaire est présenté sous chemise en demi chagrin gris et étui, ensemble signé de signé Devauchelle. Précieux envoi autographe signé des initiales d'Albert Camus à son proche ami André Belamich. Belamich rencontre Camus en 1932 sur les bancs du cours de philosophie de Jean Grenier au lycée Bugeaud d'Alger, la fameuse « Khâgne africaine ». Après avoir participé ensemble à l'aventure du Parti Communiste Algérien, Camus et Belamich forment avec d'autres penseurs et artistes ce que l'on nomme aujourd'hui ""l'Ecole d'Alger"" réunissant autour de l'éditeur et libraire Edmond Charlot une génération d'esprits progressistes dont Claude de Fréminville, Max-Pol Fouchet, René-Jean Clot, emmanuel Roblès et Gabriel Audisio. Après plusieurs traductions pour Charlot de Jane Austin et David Lawrence, Belamich devient surtout, à l'initiative et avec le soutien de Camus, le principal traducteur de Garcia Lorca et l'instigateur de sa diffusion en France. L'indéfectible amitié qui l'unit à Camus jusqu'à sa mort - il est à ses côtés lors de la remise de son Prix Nobel - font de lui un des principaux témoins de la vie de l'écrivain comme l'attestent ses contributions aux biographies de Herbert R. Lottman et de Olivier Todd. Emouvant et précieux envoi à cet ami des premières heures algériennes qui ont construit l'humanisme de Camus et auxquelles il consacra son dernier roman inachevé : « Le premier homme ». … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [France]
2018-04-09 04:44:44
Karel APPEL & Hugo CLAUS.
Cobra-Bibliotheek. pp. (16). With the seven illustrations, each hand-coloured by Karel Appel. He has also hand-coloured the illustration on the front cover. One of the landmark early Cobra artist's books. Karel Appel and Hugo Claus created this book at the end of 1950, when they were both living in Paris. It was published as the first number of the Cobra-bibliotheek's "Hand-reeks" (Hand Series). The book consists of seven hand-written texts and drawings, which were subsequently duplicated using a photocopying system. Karel Appel then coloured the illustrations by hand. His work exhibits the playful, colourful shapes that were inspired by children's drawings and which are so typical of the work of the Cobra artists. Advance subscribers could receive this book for just three guilders, but unfortunately there were only three subscribers. This partly explains why the second volume in the Hand-reeks was never published. De Blijde en Onvoorziene Week was published in an edition of 200 numbered copies, signed by Hugo Claus and Karel Appel on the title page. This copy is complete with the original printed order sheet or Bestelbiljet for the book, with an additional hand-coloured illustration by Appel. Loose as issued in original thin card folder, with additional hand-coloured illustration by Karel Appel. Cover slightly browned, overall a very good copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Tim Byers Art Books [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-04-08 05:22:54
BALDESSARI, Roberto Iras.
1950. 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 inc … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige [TRENTO, Italy]
2018-04-07 07:20:41
ORLÉANS, Charles d' - MATISSE, Henri
Paris, Tériade Editeur, 1950. 1 volume in-folio (410 x 265mm), 100 pages, en feuilles sous couverture illustrée rempliée, emboitage avec dos portant une étiquette imprimée contrecollée. Ouvrage entièrement lithographié en couleur : texte reproduisant le manuscrit d'Henri Matisse et 54 LITHOGRAPHIES EN HORS-TEXTE dont le frontispice signé dans la pierre. Édition originale tirée à 1200 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches. Celui-ci est bien signé au crayon par Henri Matisse. Très bel exemplaire, exempt de reports, tel que paru, non lavé. Les lithographies ont été tirées chez Mourlot Frères. Complet de l'étui portant le titre contrecollé au dos. Très bel exemplaire, exempt de reports ou très faibles, tel que paru, non lavé, sous cristal et emboitage de l'éditeur. Les lithographies ont été tirées chez Mourlot Frères. Complet de l'étui portant le titre contrecollé au dos du rabat.
Bookseller: Patrice Jeudy - Livres Anciens et Modernes [France, Paris]
2018-04-06 18:32:47
Joan Miró
Manuscrito y firmado al dorso en el año 1950. Junto a la firma autógrafa de Joan Miró, la de su esposa Pilar Juncosa Iglesias y de su hija, María Dolores Miró. Mide: 10 x 15 cm. Excelente estado, conservando estampillas originales. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Apartirdecero [CAPITAL FEDERAL, BUE, Argentina]
2018-04-01 19:50:49
Mark Twain
RIZZOLI, 1950. ITALIANO 0,1 N. 268-269 della Collana. Traduzione di Oriana Previtali. Volumetto in brossura editoriale in buone condizioni, copertina in carta grigia leggermente ombrata, pagine interne in buono stato di conservazione, ingiallite dal tempo. Dorso integro e legatura salda. USATO
Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele [IT]
2018-04-01 19:50:49
Mark Twain
ITALIANO 0,13 Volume 268-269 della collana "Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli". Traduzione di Oriana Previtali. Legato in similpelle blu con titoli in oro al dorso; macchie al piatto anteriore; tracce di polvere. Tagli, soprattutto quello di testa, e carte ingialliti con fioritura. USATO
Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele [IT]
2018-04-01 07:09:19
CAMUS, Albert
(Paris): Charlot, 1950. Softcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, limited issue. Tall octavo. Small chip at the spine crown, very good in printed wrappers and unprinted glassine dustwrapper. One of 120 copies reserved for the use of the author of a total edition of 1343 copies. This is copy number 848 on Rives paper. The copies numbered between 801 to 920 were the author's copies. Inscribed by the author: "a Nicole, et Jean Marie/ avec la fidele affection/ de leur vieux camarade/ Albert Camus." ["To Nicole, and Jean Marie/ with the faithful affection/of their old comrade/ Albert Camus."]. The recipients were almost certainly Nicole and Jean-Marie Domenach, French intellectuals and friends of Camus, albeit with some philosophical differences. Jean-Marie was a noted left wing Catholic thinker, and while he and Camus were both vocal in protesting such activities as the French use of torture during the Algerian Civil War, Domenach had considerably more sympathy for the socialist and communist governments of the time, which Camus found repugnant. It is interesting to note the comma in the inscription, as though the inclusion of Jean-Marie in the presentation was an afterthought, or perhaps a necessity of politesse. Long after Camus had died, Jean-Marie Domenach provided a preface to a book of his thinking, *Albert Camus and Christianity. Hope on Trial.* The deluxe editions of this title turn up at auction with some regularity, but we were unable to find any instance of one of the author's copies in the market, and very few copies of this limited edition have ever turned … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
2018-04-01 04:48:59
Hemingway, Ernest
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. xii, 308 pp. Publisher's dark blue buckram cloth stamped in gilt. First edition, first printing, presentation issue. (Error "Papadopohi" on p. 21 uncorrected, as are two errors on pp. 24 and 80.) One of only 25 "advance" copies printed from uncorrected sheets and specially bound for presentation, as noted by David A. Randall (head of Scribner's rare book department at the time) on paste down before his signature. Fine with bright gilt. Housed in a custom chemise slipcase. A rarity and perennial "stopper" for Hemingway collectors in excellent condition.
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA [U.S.A.]
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2018-04-01 02:05:06
Mark Twain
RIZZOLI, MILANO, 1950. Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli ITALIANO Volume 268-269 della collana "Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli". Traduzione di Oriana Previtali. Legato in similpelle blu con titoli in oro al dorso; macchie al piatto anteriore; tracce di polvere. Tagli, soprattutto quello di testa, e carte ingialliti con fioritura. Numero di pagine: 149
Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele [Tarquinia, VT, Italy]
2018-04-01 02:05:06
Mark Twain
RIZZOLI, MILANO, 1950. Biblioteca Universale ITALIANO N. 268-269 della Collana. Traduzione di Oriana Previtali. Volumetto in brossura editoriale in buone condizioni, copertina in carta grigia leggermente ombrata, pagine interne in buono stato di conservazione, ingiallite dal tempo. Dorso integro e legatura salda. Numero di pagine: 149
Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele [Tarquinia, VT, Italy]
2018-03-30 15:32:08
TURING, ALAN
New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd, 1950. First edition. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Alan Turing's landmark explanation of what would become known as the "Turing test" to determine whether a machine can 'think'. In "Computing Machinery and Intelligence," "Turing sidestepped the debate about exactly how to define thinking by means of a very practical, albeit subjective, test: if a computer acts, reacts, and interacts like a sentient being, then call it sentient. To avoid prejudicial rejection of evidence of machine intelligence, Turing suggested the 'imitation game,' now known as the Turing test: a remote human interrogator, within a fixed time frame, must distinguish between a computer and a human subject based on their replies to various questions posed by the interrogator. By means of a series of such tests, a computer's success at 'thinking' can be measured by its probability of being misidentified as the human subject. Turing predicted that by the year 2000 a computer 'would be able to play the imitation game so well that an average interrogator will not have more than a 70-percent chance of making the right identification (machine or human) after five minutes of questioning.' No computer has come close to this standard" (Britannica). Along with Turing's own 1936 paper "On Computable Numbers," "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" is regarded as one of the foundational works on artificial intelligence. In MIND, A Quarterly Review of Psychology and Philosophy, Vol. 59, No. 236, October, 1950, pp. 433-460. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd., 1950. Octavo, or … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company [USA]
2018-03-30 09:01:00
LOEB, Philip]
A small grouping of items relating to the life of Philip Loeb, an actor best known for his radio work on the hit program "The Goldbergs." The collection likely comes from another actor named John Most, as his name appears on several of these documents. Loeb was accused of being a communist in 1950 and was subsequently blacklisted. Loeb steadfastly denied communist sympathies, but the blow to his professional life was too much to bear, and Loeb commited suicide in a hotel room in New York in 1955. Included are two postcard-sized photographic prints of Loeb watching a rehearsal of a play he was directing on Broadway, "The Three Sisters," by Chekhov; an 8" x 15" program for that same play; an an 8" x 10" portrait of Loeb, inscribed by him to Johnny Most; a program for a play produced by Loeb entitled "Common to the Trade" (about 7.5" x 11"); some news clippings of Loeb's untimely death; and, perhaps most interestingly, a small postcard depicting First National Studios in Hollywood, with a small note from Loeb on the back, adressed to Most: "the colored ones are those I have organized. Love, Phil." Loeb had a long career as an officer in the Actor's Equity Association, now over a century old, and one of the most consistently radical unions in the entertinment world, having stood for integration in the 1940s, and steadfastly against McCarthyism in the 1950s (while the Screen Actor's Guild has a much more checkered history). Condition varies from good to very good, with general age-toning to some documents, some old tape or glue residue on the reverse of some pieces, but the coll … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Cleveland Book Company, IOBA [Lakewood, OH, U.S.A.]
2018-03-29 09:59:38
George Braque
Paris: ESTAMPES PARIS, L'IMAGE LITTÉRAIRE - RAFAEL FINELLI-FEUGÈRE, 1950. Nature morte aux huitres -Wood engraving in color, after. 1950 -Signed and numbered in pencil by George Braque. Limited edition of 100 copies from Estampes portfolio. Very good condition, more pictures on request.
Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB) [US]
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2018-03-29 00:21:54
George Braque
ESTAMPES PARIS, L'IMAGE LITTÉRAIRE - RAFAEL FINELLI-FEUGÈRE. Nature morte aux huitres -Wood engraving in color, after. 1950 -Signed and numbered in pencil by George Braque. Limited edition of 100 copies from Estampes portfolio. Very good condition, more pictures on request. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA - ILAB) [Reston, VA, U.S.A.]
2018-03-27 05:36:07
Frost, Robert
Limited Editions Club New York 1950. With a preface by the author and an appreciation by Louis Untermeyer. Illustrated with wood engravings by Thomas Nason. Limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by Frost, Nason and the designer Bruce Rogers. Two volumes. With original Monthly Letter. Blue cloth with leather title labels. Books are in fine condition. Slipcase is in near fine condition with minor sunning but no wear. A clean, fresh copy of what may be the best, and most cleanly, designed LEC production. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Different Drummer Books [Niantic, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-03-26 05:38:58
[NIN, Anais]. "ANIN"
Carmel [CA]: (The Press of the Sunken Eye), 1950. First Edition. 4to. Carbon typescript bound in full blue cloth with titles gilt to spine. Marbled endpapers. Mild bumping, rubbing. Small tear to cloth at base of spine. Top board a bit bowed. Two contemporary newspaper clippings pasted to prelim. with attendant offsetting to title page. Ownership signature ("Dave Wauters") to same. Solidly very good or better overall. One of five copies "reproduced on latrine rag," this #2. Holograph signed postcard from Nin loosely laid in to poet and painter Alvaro Cardona-Hine, whose copy this was. [iii]. [1]-43, [i], 1-51. The origins, both bibliographically and biographically, of Anais Nin's AULETRIS are murky to say the least. The book's rarity, issued in a typescript edition of just 5 copies by a mysterious press, has undoubtedly contributed to this. But so too have the competing motivations of the principals, the secrecy surrounding the production of erotica during a period when obscenity trials were still common, and Nin and (apparent co-conspirator) Henry Miller's own obfuscations. What is known with some certainty is the following. First, that "Press of the Sunken Eye" was the operation of California bookseller Milton Luboviski and that Luboviski printed just two books under that imprint: the present volume and OPUS PISTORUM, attributed to Henry Miller, both in 1950. Miller and Nin famously began penning pornography for Oklahoma collector Roy Mellisandre Johnson in 1940, and while Miller soon grew tired of the project (which paid $1/page), Nin continued both to write fo … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-25 13:15:24
ANONYME - André COLLOT, illustrateur (attribué à) ou à Georges HOFFMAN (pseudonyme SANTIPPA).
Aux dépens d'un groupe d'amateurs [vers 1950] 1 volume in-4 (26,5 x 20,5 cm), en feuilles, 103 pages y compris 24 pointes sèches coloriées au pinceau. Texte imprimé en deux couleurs. Emboîtage de l'éditeur. RARISSIME ÉDITION ORIGINALE ET PREMIER TIRAGE DES GRAVURES. TIRAGE STRICTEMENT LIMITE A 55 EXEMPLAIRES. CELUI-CI, 1 DES 5 EXEMPLAIRES SUR GRAND PAPIER D'ARCHES COMPRENANT : - LA SUITE COMPLÈTE DES 24 GRAVURES COLORIÉES AU PINCEAU - LA SUITE EN BISTRE SUR ARCHES AVEC REMARQUES (24 planches). - 1 POINTE SÈCHE INÉDITE (légendée à la mine de plomb). - 1 CROQUIS A LA MINE DE PLOMB (ayant servi au livre). - 1 DESSIN ORIGINAL DÉFINITIF (ayant servi au livre). Référence : Dutel, Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement entre 1920 et 1970, n°1490. Dutel n'indique aucun nom d'artiste pour cette amusante série de compositions au trait, qui se situe à mi-chemin entre délires sexuels et humour cocasse (on est tenté d'attribuer à André Collot cette illustration, de nombreuses similitudes sont assez significatives). Certains attribuent cette suite à Santippa alias Georges Hoffman, des similitudes existent également. On ne saurait trancher. SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE. Photographies des illustrations sur demande [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie L'amour qui bouquine [ALISE SAINTE REINE, France]
2018-03-25 09:33:14
ANONYME - André COLLOT, illustrateur (attribué à) ou à Georges HOFFMAN (pseudonyme SANTIPPA).
Aux dépens d'un groupe d'amateurs [vers 1950] 1 volume in-4 (26,5 x 20,5 cm), en feuilles, 103 pages y compris 24 pointes sèches coloriées au pinceau. Texte imprimé en deux couleurs. Emboîtage de l'éditeur. RARISSIME ÉDITION ORIGINALE ET PREMIER TIRAGE DES GRAVURES. TIRAGE STRICTEMENT LIMITE A 55 EXEMPLAIRES. CELUI-CI, 1 DES 5 EXEMPLAIRES SUR GRAND PAPIER D'ARCHES COMPRENANT : - LA SUITE COMPLÈTE DES 24 GRAVURES COLORIÉES AU PINCEAU - LA SUITE EN BISTRE SUR ARCHES AVEC REMARQUES (24 planches). - 1 POINTE SÈCHE INÉDITE (légendée à la mine de plomb). - 1 CROQUIS A LA MINE DE PLOMB (ayant servi au livre). - 1 DESSIN ORIGINAL DÉFINITIF (ayant servi au livre). Référence : Dutel, Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement entre 1920 et 1970, n°1490. Dutel n'indique aucun nom d'artiste pour cette amusante série de compositions au trait, qui se situe à mi-chemin entre délires sexuels et humour cocasse (on est tenté d'attribuer à André Collot cette illustration, de nombreuses similitudes sont assez significatives). Certains attribuent cette suite à Santippa alias Georges Hoffman, des similitudes existent également. On ne saurait trancher. SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE. Photographies des illustrations sur demande [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie L'amour qui bouquine [ALISE SAINTE REINE, France]
2018-03-25 01:26:25
Aurelio Miró Quesada (Dir.)
Lima, (s.n.), 1950. Encuadernación en piel. Revista bimestral empastadas en 10 volúmenes. Colección completa y en perfecto estado de conservación. Extraordinaria compilación de la revista peruana “Mar del Sur” que resguardaba las grandilocuentes manifestaciones históricas, culturales y sociales. Con un compromiso cultural, y la necesidad de mantener informado al pueblo limeño, la Revista obtuvo una fuerte acogida en su época. Muy rarísima revista y difícil de hallar hoy en día. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: PerúBookstore [LIMA, Peru]
2018-03-24 09:51:03
Printing]: [Photography]
[New York]. Very good. 138 black and white photographs. 64 are approx. 8'' by 10'' or 7'' by 9,'' the remainder of the collection in assorted smaller sizes. Many photos curled, a few creased and a very few with small tears to edges. Majority very good or better. Approximately a third of the photos have a typed descriptive label attached to the back; others have notes in pen or pencil identifying the subjects. Of the remainder, many have a photographer's stamp on the back but are otherwise unlabelled. Photographs of student printers and instructors, nearly all from the New York School of Printing, most dated from the mid-1950s through the late 1960s. Many photographs have a detailed description attached (e.g. "NYSP students in basement with shipping crates"), with one accompanied by a press release from the Printing Education Week Committee. Several images of work in progress have an attached technical description on the reverse explaining the process shown in the photo: e.g. "Registering and Assembling Negatives and Transparencies," "Checking Negative Register," "Burning an Offset Plate," "Preparing 'flats' for contact to blueprint prior to plating," "Hand Composition," "Color Mixing," "Journeymen Instruction in Teletypesetter Operation at the School for Printers Apprentices of The New York School of Printing." Other photos show exhibits from a Printing Education week; high school and college lectures on printing; bookbinding and letterpress classes; exterior shots of the former NYSP building on 49th St. from 1956; design process and scale models for the new NYSP buil … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller ABAA/ILAB [Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A.]
2018-03-24 05:46:47
Hemingway, Ernest
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1950. First edition, first printing, presentation issue. (Error "Papadopohi" on p. 21 uncorrected, as are two errors on pp. 24 and 80.) One of only 25 "advance" copies printed from uncorrected sheets and specially bound for presentation, as noted by David A. Randall (head of Scribner's rare book department at the time) on paste down before his signature. xii, 308 pp. Publisher's dark blue buckram cloth stamped in gilt. Fine with bright gilt. Housed in a custom chemise slipcase. A rarity and perennial "stopper" for Hemingway collectors in excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA [Portland, OR, U.S.A.]
2018-03-24 00:12:31
JORN, ASGER (SERIES EDITOR).
, Copenhagen. Editions Enjar Munksgaard. 1950 ,. Broché, original and in very good condition ! With the original colored slip-case in Cobra style, 16 mono-graphs ( 14 lithographs ) in paper folder as issued. 17.1 x 13 cm. 16 pages per volume.Very good set, text in French; with the catalog (4pp) includes: Pierre Alechinsky; Else Alfelt; Karel Appel; Atlan; Ejler Bille; Constant; Corneille; Jaques Doucet; Sonja Ferlov; Stephen Gilbert; Svavar Gud-nason; Henry Heerup; Egill Jacobsen; Asger Jorn; Carl-Henning Pedersen and Ortvad. Texts are by Jean Laude , Luc Zangrie, Edouard Jaguer , Michel Ragon and Chr. Dotremont,
Bookseller: Erik Tonen Books [BE]
2018-03-23 11:25:15
Eliot, T.S
Faber & Faber, London. First edition of Eliot's most popular play published in his lifetime. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to his sister, "Marian Eliot from Tom." The recipient Marian Cushing Eliot was the sister of T.S. Eliot and his favorite. Light rubbing, near fine in near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional association. The Cocktail Party was written while Eliot was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in 1948. It was first performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1949. In 1950 the play had successful runs in London and New York theaters (the Broadway production received the 1950 Tony Award for Best Play.) It focuses on a troubled married couple who, through the intervention of a mysterious stranger, settle their problems and move on with their lives. The play starts out seeming to be a light satire of the traditional British drawing room comedy. As it progresses, however, the work becomes a darker philosophical treatment of human relations. As in many of Eliot's works, the play uses absurdist elements to expose the isolation of the human condition. In another recurring theme of Eliot's plays, the Christian martyrdom of the mistress character is seen as a sacrifice that permits the predominantly secular life of the community to continue."An authentic modern masterpiece" (New York Post). "Eliot really does portray real-seeming characters. He cuts down his poetic effects to the minimum, and then finally rewards us with most beautiful poetry" (Stephen … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
2018-03-23 06:40:08
CAMUS Albert
Gallimard, Paris 1950, 11,5x18cm, reliure de l'éditeur. Edition originale, un des 1050 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa mousse. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage réalisée d'après la maquette originale de Mario Prassinos. Précieux et magnifique envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus à René Char : " à René Char, frère de ceux-ci, dont il a fait toute la route avec l'admiration et l'affection de son ami. / Albert Camus". «Je tiens René Char pour notre plus grand poète vivant etFureur et mystèrepour ce que la poésie française nous a donné de plus surprenant depuis lesIlluminationsetAlcools» (Albert Camus, préface à l'édition allemande desPoésiesde René Char, 1959). L'amitié entre Albert Camus et René Char figure parmi les plus belles et fructueuses de la littérature française. Rien ne semblait destiner l'écrivain journaliste algérois et le poète provençal à se rencontrer et encore moins à s'apprécier. Camus n'entendait rien à la poésie et Char n'avait aucun goût pour le roman, ceux de Maurice Blanchot mis à part. Pourtant, c'est par leurs uvres respectives que les deux artistes se découvrent et s'apprécient. Ainsi avant Camus et Char se rencontrent Caligula et Hypnos, illustrant tous deux la responsabilité du poète face à la violence du monde. «Dans nos ténèbres, il n'y a pas une place pour la Beauté. Toute la place est pour la Beauté.» (Char,Feuillets d'Hypnos). C'est cette exigence commune de la Beauté comme réponse politique à la démesure des idéologies qui unit les deux artistes au sortir de la guerre. Ferment de leur amitié, cette première «reconnaissance» inaugure u … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Le Feu Follet [France, Paris]
2018-03-20 23:52:24
SADE DONATIEN ALPHONSE FRANÇOIS, MARQUIS DE HEROLD JACQUES
" - Collection Drosera, Paris 1950, 20,5x29,5cm, en feuilles. - Edition illustrée de 5 eaux-fortes originales de Jacques Hérold, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches, seul tirage après 1 Japon, 3 papier Roma de couleur et 15 Hollande. Signature manuscrite de Jacques Hérold à la justification du tirage. Quelques légères piqûres marginales sans gravité sur certains feuillets, première garde partiellement ombrée. - Photos sur www.Edition-originale.com - [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrated with 5 original etchings of Jacques Herold, one of 100 numbered copies on Arches paper, one draw after 1 Japan 3 colored paper and 15 Roma Netherlands. Handwritten signature of Jacques Herold to the justification of the draw. Some slight marginal minor bites on some sheets, first guard partially shaded." Collection Drosera Paris _1950 "20,5x29,5cm" en feuilles
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [France, Paris]
2018-03-20 23:52:24
SADE Marquis de
P, Collection Drosera, 1950. In-4°, en feuilles, couverture imprimée rempliée. Ilustré de 5 belles eaux-fortes originales en noir à pleine page de Jacques HEROLD. Tirage limité à 119 exemplaires. EO, 1/80 vélin d'arches, celui-ci signé par l'artiste. Bel exemplaire.
Bookseller: Librairie Galerie La Presqu'île [France, Pontrieux]
2018-03-20 23:52:21
SADE (Marquis de).
P., Collection Drosera.I, 1950, in-4, en ff., couv. rempliée, non rogné, 20 pp. (Z.166) Lettre inédite à Madame de Sade écrite au donjon de Vincennes en 1783. Illustré de cinq eaux-fortes originales en noir de Jacques HÉROLD. Un des 80 ex. vélin d'Arches signé par l'artiste. Pâle décharge de scotch aux pages de garde.
Bookseller: Librairie Jean-Etienne Huret [PARIS, France]
2018-03-19 03:04:19
Gouache, envoi signé et daté en bas à droite, (1950), 100.05 x 65 cm.Albert Brenet (1903-2005), de ses origines havraises, a gardé un goût certain pour la mer. C'est tout naturellement qu'il sillonna les mers et les océans du monde dont il témoigna son amour par des vues de navires et de cargos, de ports, d'équipages. Tel un ethnographe, il rapporta de ses nombreux voyages des vues de paysages méditérranéens, d'Espagne, du Maroc, de Tunisie, de France et des Antilles Françaises, de Turquie, d'Iran, d'Autriche, du Japon, des Etats-Unis... Son voyage au Japon lui permit d'illustrer le Guide Odé "Le Japon, un portrait en couleurs". Il devint peintre de la Marine en 1936, mais aussi, fait assez rarissime pour être souligné, peintre de l'Air et de l'Armée de Terre. Trous d'épingles aux coins. a
Bookseller: Librairie Chrétien [France, Paris]
2018-03-17 05:49:24
[BISHOP, Elizabeth] WILSON, Edmund
New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, (1950). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. Elizabeth Bishop's copy SIGNED by her on the front endpaper. Wilson was an early champion of Bishop's poetry, recommending her for the 1944 Houghton Mifflin Poetry Prize Fellowship.
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA [US]
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2018-03-16 15:20:15
Ray Bradbury
Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1950. Signed by the Author on the half-title page with a doodle, dated May 4, 1981. A masterpiece of twentieth-century science fiction. The 100 Best Novels #3. Made into a TV Mini-Series. Book Condition: Very Good: Firm copy with a few faint discolored spots to the back cover, moderate edgewear, and toning to the spine and covers at edges. / DJ Condition: Very Good: Dust jacket spine fade, slight fade to covers, moderate rubbing to extremities with very small rubbed chips to points. Original $2.50 price unclipped. Mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Heartwood Rare Books [Fort Lauderdale, FL, U.S.A.]
2018-03-15 19:01:25
WILKINS, Maurice (1916-2004) - Erwin CHARGAFF (1905-2002); Stephen ZAMENHOF (1911-1998); and Charlotte GREEN
London: Nature, 1950. 8vo. 5pp. Lightly age-darkened. FIRST EDITION, OFFPRINT ISSUE, SIGNED by Maurice Wilkins at the head of the first page. Chargaff became interested in DNA in 1944 after Oswald Avery identified the molecule as the basis of heredity. This paper shows that amounts of adenine and thymine in DNA were roughly the same, as were the amounts of cytosine and guanine. The paper that explained what would later be known as the first of Chargaff's rules: "that a double-stranded DNA molecule globally has percentage base pair equality: %A = %T and %G = %C. The rigorous validation of the rule constitutes the basis of Watson-Crick pairs in the DNA double helix model" (Wikipedia). Maurice Wilkins cited this paper in his own work, finding very useful the description of the process by which various proteins were isolated for study.
Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts [USA]
2018-03-14 15:13:08
Arte concreta - M.A.C.]
Movimento Arte Concreta, cc. [42] in vario materiale, alcune sottomisura, con moltissime ill. b.n. e a col. e alcune tavole (tra cui un sample di libro illeggibile di Munari con collage e foro nella pagina). Opera prima del M.A.C. Raro libro d?artista formato dalla raccolta di «cataloghi delle esposizioni di questa corrente avvenute negli anni 1949 e 1950 raccolti a cura del movimento per l?arte concreta di Milano» (dal frontespizio). Opere di Munari, Galliano Mazzon, Lucio Fontana, Gianni Monnet, Gillo Dorfles, Luigi Veronesi, Atanasio Soldati, ecc. Svariati testi critici e manifesti. Cfr. Maffei, M.A.C. opera editoriale, pp. 23-27 e 131-133. Il presente Arte concreta 1949-1950 e il seguente Arte concreta 1950-1951 sono i due ?incunaboli? delle quattro voluminose raccolte Documenti di arte oggi 1954-1958 (pubblicatisi nell?intervallo 1951-54 i 24 bollettini Arte concreta): «In questi due libretti sono tuttavia già contenute le intenzioni, la progettualità grafica ed i tratti caratteristici [.] utilizzo di materiali informativi, sostituzione da parte dell?artista della funzione del critico, povertà dei mezzi di produzione usata anche a fini estetici. [.]. Nel febbraio del 1950, Bruno Munari vede ?i segni del suo tempo? e presenta i suoi primi ?libri illeggibili? alla libreria Salto. Il doppio foglio d?invito, contenuto nella prima raccolta, brilla anche per un delizioso testo di Alberto Mondadori [.]. Munari vi aggiunge un impalpabile intervento tipografico: un rombo nero, un piccolo cerchio, un foro da cui traspare l?azzurro di una carta velina appiccicata su retro. Piccol … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pontremoli [Milano, MI, Italy]
2018-03-13 17:40:40
ENRICO ZUPPI, GIOVENTU' ITALIANA DI AZIONE CATTOLICA
TUMMINELLI, ROMA, 1950. INTERLINGUE In italiano, inglese, francese, spagnolo e tedesco, prefazione di Carlo Carretto, numerose illustrazioni in nero in pagine brunite attorno ai testi causa tempo, rilegatura editoriale rigida, con piatti in similpelle color crema, con stemma papale e titoli d'oro al piatto, alcune piccole abrasioni, usura ai bordi ed alle punte, traccia di umidità ai bordi superiori, dorso in tela, con traccia di umidità e strappo al piede Numero di pagine: 208
Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele [Tarquinia, VT, Italy]
2018-03-13 08:03:06
CAMUS Albert
CAMUS Albert - Les justes CAMUS Albert Les justes Gallimard, Paris 1950, 12x19cm, relié. Edition originale sur papier courant en dépit d'une fantaisiste mention de trentième édition.Reliure en demi maroquin noir, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier gris,couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine.Exemplaire agréablement établi.Envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus à Clara Cardiani. *** [Please note that the English version might contain errors of translation, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!] First edition on ordinary paper despite a falsely statement of 30th edition.Half morocco, covers preserved, top edge gilt, binding signed by P. Goy & C. Vilaine.Elegantly bound.Autograph inscription signed by Albert Camus to Clara Cardiani. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [Paris, France]
2018-03-13 07:43:56
Partridge, Eric
Theodore Brun, Ltd, London, 1950. First edition limited to 250 numbered copies, this being one of 100 copies signed by Partridge; small 4to, pp. xv, [1], 804; publisher's full black morocco gilt; near fine throughout. Issued simultaneouly with the trade edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
2018-03-12 08:12:31
ROMA, LIBRERIA DELLO STATO, 1950-1973. IL NUOVO RAMUSIO. RACCOLTA DI VIAGGI, TESTI E DOCUMENTI RELATIVI AI RAPPORTI FRA L'EUROPA E L'ORIENTE. 4to, 13 voll., bross. prima edizione, tutto il pubblicato. piccola mancanza da sfregamento da scaffale al margine inferiore della sovracoperta del volume VII, piega alla sovracoperta del volume V, macchia appena percettibile alla sovracoperta del peimo tomo del volume II, altrimenti tutti i volumi in perfetto stato, con rispettive spvracoperte in pergamino (ad eccezione del volume I che ha la sovracoperta ma non il pergamino). L'opera, che comprende le relazioni ed i diari dei piu' noti viaggiatori italiani in Oriente, presentati in un testo definitivo e corredati di un commentario storico e geografico, e' cosi' composta: Vol. I - 'Liber Peregrinationis di Jacopo da Verona (1335), a cura di U. Monneret de Villard, pp. XXXII,240; Vol. II - 'I Missionari italiani nel Tibet e nel Nepal (XVIII secolo)' suddiviso in 7 parti: Parti I-II-III-IV: 'I Capuccini Marchigiani', a cura di L. Petech, pp. CXX,224; VIII,274; VIII,366; X,284; con tavv. Parti V-VI-VII: 'Ippolito Desideri S.I.', a cura di L. Petech, pp. XXXVI,252; X,354; VIII,318. Vol. III - 'Il libro dei conti di Giacomo Badoer (Costantinopoli 1436-40)', testo a cura di U. Dorini e T. Bertele', pp. XVI,858, con 5 tavv. di facsimili. Vol. IV - 'Viaggi di C. Federici e G. Balbi alle Indie Orientali (XVI secolo)', a cura di O. Pinto, pp. XLIV,438, con 5 tavv. Vol. V - 'Le navigazioni atlantiche del veneziano Alvise da Mosto (1455-56) - La navigazione del portoghese Pedro de Cintra (1462)', … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Pali s.r.l. [IT]
2018-03-12 05:45:55
CLAUS, Hugo, & Karel APPEL
(Paris, Cobra, 1950). 27.4 x 22.3 cm. (16) p. in original wrappers. Printed in Paris in december 1950 in an edition of 200 numbered and signed copies (this is number 195). 1st edition. Fine specimen. One of the great Cobra artist's books. The original order form (with a drawing by Appel) is loosely inserted. De Hand-reeks 1. Slagter 11. BHC 6.1. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Fokas Holthuis [Den Haag, Netherlands]
2018-03-09 05:48:28
Nabokov, Vladimir
New York: Signet Books, 1950. First edition thus. Near Fine. First paperback edition of Kamera Obskura. Signed on the title page by Nabokov for the Signet publisher Kurt Enoch and dated the month after publication (five years before Nabokov acheived major literary success with Lolita). Nabokov famously would not autograph books unless he knew the recipient, making signed first editions of his work scarce. Near Fine with only slight wear at the spine. Nabokov's novel about passion, betrayal, and ambition predated his infamous Lolita by 23 years. Laughter in the Dark allowed the author to develop themes connected to a middle-aged man's passion for a younger woman, and to explore how a parasitic relationship based on lust could lead to mutual downfall. Provenance: From the library of Kurt Enoch, who founded the New American Library and subsequently its Signet and Penguin imprints, and who in the late 1940s invented the mass market paperback, bringing the work of many great authors to a vast and entirely new readership. Near Fine.
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [US]
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2018-03-09 05:47:57
BISHOP, Elizabeth] WILSON, Edmund
Farrar, Straus and Company (1950), New York. Elizabeth Bishop's copy SIGNED by her on the front endpaper. Wilson was an early champion of Bishop's poetry, recommending her for the 1944 Houghton Mifflin Poetry Prize Fellowship. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
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