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        The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

      Geoffrey Bles, London 1950 - First edition of the first work in Lewis' acclaimed Narnia series. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by C.S. Lewis on the front free endpaper. Light rubbing, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some professional restoration. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. First editions signed by Lewis are rare.     The Chronicles of Narnia is "unforgettable not only for the excitement and suspense of the adventures but also for the strong emotions they describe so well [and they are] further enriched by Lewis' skillful use of language" (Silvey, 406). "Each book has something new and different to offer and there is no weakening of either inspiration or interest" (Eyre, 132). It is interesting that Lewis' inspiration came from a dream: "At first I had very little idea how the story would go. But then suddenly Aslan came bounding into it. I think I had been having a good many dreams of lions about that time[O]nce he was there, he pulled the whole story together, and soon he pulled the six other Narnian stories in after him (On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature, 1980). Lewis was "concerned to do for children what he had done for an adult readership in his science fiction to re-imagine thestory in an exciting narrative context [The Narnia books are] intoxicating to all but the most relentlessly unimaginative of readers, and must be judged the most sustained achievement in fantasy for children by a 20th-century author" (Carpenter & Pritchard, 370). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950. First edition. Mild offset to the front and rear free end papers, mild fade to cloth of spine (common to this title) with some patchy spotting, some light spotting to front and rear covers, a nearly fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a light vertical crease to the right front panel near spine fold. (16928). Octavo, cloth. Signed by Bradbury on the front free end paper. Collection of linked stories about the exploration and colonization of the planet Mars. A masterpiece of twentieth-century science fiction. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-32. Bleiler: The Guide to Supernatural Fiction #255. Pringle: Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels #3.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        THE BEN LILLY LEGEND

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1950. Front cover vignette in wine color. Jacket is chipped at corners, price is not clipped ($3.50). SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR in a blank sheet bound in after the title-page. Cover illustration in color by Tom Lea. Illustrations through the text, photos and drawings. According to the blurb, Ben Lilly was the greatest bear hunter in history after Davey Crockett. 237pp. Crook 42. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Yellow Cloth. Minor Wear/Chipped Dust Jacket. Octavo.

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        CASE OF THE MUSICAL COW (Intimately Inscribed)

      William Morrow, New York 1950 - Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE MUSICAL COW. New York: William Morrow, (1950). First Edition. A NEAR FINE Copy (tiny bit of shelf wear, boards a tiny bit dusty) in the original and very attractive VERY GOOD ORIGINAL DUST JACKET (which has a little bit of chipping to the spine tip, some creases, one spot of abrasion to the front panel). INSCRIBED on the front-free endpaper:"To Tee, with salutations from one writer to another and lots of love to boot, Yours, Erle." Underneath this, the author has signed his name in full: "Erle Stanley Gardner/May 1950." The recipient, although little is known about her, is clearly (from the inscription) someone Gardner cared deeply about. Erle Stanley Gardner occasionally signed copies of his books for friends and people he worked with but rarely did he inscribe a book so intimately. See our other copies from the same primary source by using key words Tee Rose. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Original fabric design: gouache on paper, signed Luza in lower margin

      n.p., 1950. Sold individually. Please inquire for images of each. Image approximately 12 x 10 inches, plus margins. Sold individually. Please inquire for images of each. Image approximately 12 x 10 inches, plus margins. Original Fabric Designs by Fashion Artist Reynaldo Luza. Reynaldo Luza (1893-1978), pre-eminent fashion artist, was born in Lima, Peru. He began training as an architect at the University of Louvain, Belgium, but returned to Peru at the outbreak of World War I, where he changed his studies from architecture to art. In 1918 he came to the United States, where he earned his living by contributing drawings to several fashion publications, principally VOGUE, HARPERS BAZAAR, and VANITY FAIR. In 1921 he joined HARPERS BAZAAR as the principal fashion artist, a position he was to hold for 27 years. He divided his time between New York, Paris and London, working closely with all of the leading fashion designers of the times--Poiret, Patou, Lelong, Paquin, Douillet, Doucet, Cheruit, Worth, Drecoll, Callot Soeurs, Redfern, Martial et Amand, Premet, Reboux, Chanel, Vionnet, Molyneaux, Schiaparelli, Hartnell, Steibel, and Balenciaga, among others. In 1940 Luza made New York his principal base, where, over the next few years, he continued his activities at Harpers as well as creating fabric and furniture designs, and the costumes for the movie "The Bridge of San Luis Rey". Among other distinctions, he received several honorary appointments from the government of Peru, including that of Artistic Director of the Paris Exposition of 1938 and the New York World's Fair of 1939-40; he also did the interior design of the new Lima airport. In 1950 Luza returned to Peru, where he began a second career as a portrait painter, exhibiting his work over the next few years in Paris, New York, and Washington, D.C.

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        CONAN THE CONQUEROR ..

      New York: Gnome Press, Inc. Publishers, [1950].. Octavo,cloth. First edition. First book of the Gnome Press Conan series. Novel-length story first published as a five-part serial in WEIRD TALES, December 1935 through April 1936 as "The Hour of the Dragon." Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-182. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 50. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 514. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels 8. In 333. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A lovely copy. (#154902)

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        AMAZING STORIES 1950 AUG-RARE SCIENCE FICTION PULP-fine/very fine FN/VF

      1950 - Spicy rocket ship good girl cover art. Special 196 page issue. Full of action and thrills. This book comes from the Yakima Pulp Collection. The Yakima Pulp Collection was the highest grade collection of pulps ever to surface. They were found in the state of Washington in the late 1990's, and are notable for their white pages and glossy covers with deep colors. Most of these special pulps are in life time collections and will never be offered to the public. Each has a Cerfiticate of Authenticity signed by David W. Smith, the original curator of the collection. Each one is known as one of the finest copies of that particular issue to exist today. We are offering a few pulps from the Yakima Collection. Museum quality condition, white pages. Condition: FN/VF

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        Le Monde Merveilleux des Insectes

      Paris, Les Cent-Une, Société des Femmes Bibliophiles 1950 - Edition of 145 copies including 45 original coloured lithographs by Jean Lurçat. 3 of the lithographs are hand coloured by the artist. Copy on Grand Vélin à la forme des papeteries d'Arches printed for the Countess Anna Laetitia Pecci Blunt. Copy in perfect conditions. The book may be located and shipped from Italy, France or UK.

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        Man From Independence [ Sgd & Inscribed By Pres. Truman]

      J. B. Lippincott Company. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. [1950]. First Edition; Third Printing. Hardcover. [President Truman, Harry] Jonathan Daniels. THE MAN FROM INDEPENDENCE. Signed and inscribed by President Harry Truman To Ben Weintraub/ from Harry Truman . J. B. Lippincott Company, (1950). On the half-title page. Octavo. 384 pages. Publisher's original red cloth lettered in black. Dust jacket. 8vo. Cloth; very good. DJ has chip to lower left of rear panel, Tears to upper left of front panel, and small chips and tears elsewhere. First edition, third impression. ; Signed by Biographee; 0 .

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        Contributions to the Theory of Games

      Princeton: Princeton University Press,, 1950-53-57-59 & 1964. Volumes I-IV; [offered together with:] Advances in Game Theory, edited by M. Dresher, L. S. Shapley and A. W. Tucker.. Together 5 volumes, large octavo and octavo. Original orange paper wrappers printed in black. Ownership inscription of R. S. Weinberg to front wrappers. Some light creasing to sunned spines, spine ends very gently rubbed, overall an excellent set. First editions of the complete run of this important Game Theory journal, together with the follow up study, Advances in Game Theory, issued as volumes 24, 28, 39, 40 and 52 of the periodical Annals of Marthematics Studies. Contributors include Melvin Dresher, David Gale, John Nash, and John von Neumann, among others, Volume II includes Lloyd Shapley's groundbreaking 1953 paper, "A Value for n-person Games", which gave rise to the solution concept dubbed the "Shapley value". While Contributions aimed to provide an initial response to von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern's pioneering work, Theory of Games and Economic Behavior (1944), Advances in Game Theory "has a different reason for existence. The field of game theory is now well established and widely diffused through the mathematical world, thanks in part to the success of the earlier volumes; papers on game theory regularly appear in many scientific journals. But with no single, specialised journal as focal point, there remains a serious problem of communication within the field ... Accordingly, this Study was conceived as a one-volume cross section of current activity in the theory of games" (Preface).

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        Vingt Fables. Illustrées de lithographies originales et d'ornements par Jean Lurçat

      André Gonin, Lausanne 1950 - Présentation sous forme de feuilles flottantes, 87 pages. Lithographies en couleurs par Jean Lurçat (1892-1966, France). Tirage de 250 exemplaires sur papier de Rives teinté, ainsi répartis : 12 exemplaires, marqués A à L, comprenant une grande gouache originale et une suite des 20 lithographies et des états sur Chine. 25 exemplaires, justifiés de 1 à 25, comprenant une suite des états sur Chine. 213 exemplaires numérotés de 26 à 238. Il a été tiré en outre 25 exemplaires hors commerce, marqués de I à XXV, pour l'artiste, l'éditeur et leurs collaborateurs. Notre exemplaire, un des 25 hors commerce, est marqué XXV, et, comme tous les exemplaires de ce tirage, il est bien accompagné des signatures (au crayon rouge) de l'éditeur et de l'artiste. Couverture souple à rabats, sous chemise rigide portant titre sur le dos et emboîtement rigide, environ 37.7x28.4x4.5 cm. Eventuel supplément pour les frais de port, catégorie colis env. 3 Kg avec emballage ; nous vous renseignons volontiers. Etat : bon. Emboîtement : assez bon, accident depuis l'ouverture sur une des petites tranches (déchirure env. 6.5 cm), sans grande conséquence. Chemise rigide : bon, défraîchie, ombres. Couverture souple : assez bon, frottements et micro-accidents au dos. Intérieur : très bon, état d'ancienneté. 36 x 27 x 3 cm 2485g. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La lac des songes

      First edition, one of 20 copies hors commerce numbered on vellum azure, deluxe edition. Illustrated book of the author of frescoes. A small marginal tear without gravity on the first board. Rare and enjoyable full copy of his trailer. Les éditions bressanes Paris 1950 14x19cm en feuilles

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        POEMS DE CHARLES D'ORLEANS

      Paris: Ateliers Mourlot Freres for Editions la Revue Verve, 1950. A warm, vibrant and joyful celebration of life - Henri Matisse celebrates the elusive mystique of medieval love poetry in this magnificent portfolio of one hundred lithographed sheets. The troubadour poet, Charles d'Orleans, lived from 1394 -1465 and is believed by some to have been the sender of the first Valentine's Day gift. His poems are veiled yet alluring, a perfect source for modern artistic inspiration. Matisse worked upon this magnificent livre d'artiste in 1943: it was printed some years later by the master fine art lithographer, Fernand Mourlot, in 1950. (Mourlot is credited with reintroducing lithography as an art form in the twentieth-century, and his studio in Paris was frequented by Picasso, Chagall, Dali and others.) This is a beautiful portfolio, filled with fresh and spontaneous decorative patterns based on the tapestry tradition of the royal fleur-de-lis. Significantly, there is no letterpress as Matisse wrote the poems by hand for the lithographic printing process. The work is remarkable for its confidence and youthful vigour, created by Matisse at seventy-three years of age. 'Poems de Charles d'Orleans' combines the spontaneity and irreverence of a modern artist with the high chivalry and mystical love poetry of the Middle Ages. Limited edition of 1,200 copies signed by Henri Matisse: lithographic portfolio of one hundred sheets measuring 410 mm x 265 mm., with additional limitation leaf; in excellent condition within the original folding decorated wrappers, with the publisher's slipcase.

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        Civil Rights and the Negro; A List of References Relating to Present Day Discussions

      Tuskegee Institute, Alabama: The Department of Records and Research, Tuskegee Institute, 1950. Records and Research Pamphlet No.2, May 1950. Stamp of the Ball State Teachers College Library on the front wrapper and the title page, Faint erasure top edge front wrapper, Else Fine. 28 pages, printed on rectos only. A scarce and important reference work of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.. First Edition. Printed Wrappers. Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. Large 8vo.

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        Three accordion-style oblong folio albums (355 x 230 mm.), containing 114 finely colored nihonga-style drawings of Japanese desserts on washi paper, by Eisen (Osamu) Kato, a prominent Kyoto artist, each with his seal (in two versions) stamped in the blank portion of image, various sizes (153 x 230 mm. to 127 x 180 mm.), mounted in the albums

      - Ca. 1950-59. A magnificent collection of 114 original drawings of regional traditional Japanese desserts, most of them manufactured for tea ceremonies, by Eisen Kato. Kato, born to a samurai family, was a well-known Kyoto artist most famous for his portraits. He received important portrait commissions of prominent people and several of these works are now in the Kyoto National Museum. He was the disciple of Bairei Kono (1844-95), the famous painter, book illustrator, and art teacher at Kyoto. Kato was commissioned, amongst other important projects, to ornament the Seigen Temple near Kyoto and to provide paintings to the Higashi Hongan Temple in Kyoto. The first volume contains the most finished illustrations - 56 in all - of the desserts and are all executed on mica-impregnated washi paper. Each contains Kato's notes regarding the name of the sweet, name of the maker and location, and a stamp with the artist's name. Many of these companies are still manufacturing these sweets. The other two volumes contain another 58 slightly less-finished drawings of desserts on regular washi paper. Each of these contain Kato's notes, again in his hand, describing each confectionary product, its name, and the manufacturer's name and place. All the illustrations bear an illegible stamp but we believe it to be another version of Kato's chop. The illustrations in all the volumes are highly detailed and richly colored. Japanese desserts (wagashi), so disappointing to some Western palates, are one of the glories of the Japanese table. These albums can be dated by the mention on one of the illustrations of Crown Prince Akihito's wedding which took place in 1959. Preserved in a very elegant wooden box.

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        Autograph Album of Julia C. Mack of Garnet-Patterson Junior High School

      Washington, DC: Garnet-Patterson Junior High School. 1950. Oblong 12mo. Blue cloth over padded boards with name of the school printed in silver, with zipper closure along the edges of the boards. Zipper is partly detached, boards are rubbed and worn, internally near fine, overall about very good. Partially printed autograph album with title page and frontispiece pictures of the school and the principal, with blank leaves for autographs and black leaves for photographs. Ownership signature of Julia C. Mack dated at the end of the 1950 school year. Most of the leaves have been autographed with sentiments, all over the course of three or four days in June, and many embellished by Mack with what look like small yearbook-type photographs, and which seem to confirm that the students were almost all (or perhaps were all) African-Americans, and with indications of who each student was - her boyfriend, her best friends, basketball players, etc. Several of the students have also indicated what high school they were bound for - most often Dunbar High School or Cardozo Senior High School (Mack went to Dunbar). Additionally the album is signed by several faculty members, and near the end the album contains the autograph of jazz legend Louis Armstrong: "To Julia, Ol' Satchmo, Louis Armstrong." The black album pages at the end contain other yearbook-type printed images. A nice little slice-of-life illuminating the school years of a young black teenager. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        VENGEANCE IS MINE

      Dutton, NY 1950 - VG book, GOOD DJ(in Brodart). FINE inside. "First edition" stated. Attractive DJ front panel. $2.50 on lower front flap. Bright book, in & out. Text block top edge lightly foxed, one small stain on fore & bottom edges. Book extrems rubbed but not worn. All four tips square and flat. Spine ends with only a hint of rounding. FINE inside. ZERO aging, foxing, soiling, marginalia, etc. Tight binding, book stays closed when stood on its spine, a sign of having been read with care. Attractive but worn DJ. DJ corners & tips with 1/4" to 1/2" chips and comparable closed tears. Bottom 2/3 of front flap fold line torn. Rear panel rubbed. VG book, GOOD DJ. A "Gilt Edged Mystery" novel, Spillane's 3rd. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Académie des Dames

      New York, Sixty-Ninth Avenue not dated, probably 1950 - 1300 Edition of 325 copies including 20 original erotic b/w lithographs by Albert Marquet, signed "A.M." Copy on Vélin d'Arches. Print Suite. Stamp "Collezione Contessa Anna Laetitia Pecci Blunt" on the rear of each print. Very rare volume in near perfect conditions, only 3 of the lithographs are lightly damaged. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Korean War Photo Album with Service Medal and Issuing Letter.

      South Korea, circa 1950-1955 - Album of snapshot photographs from the Korean War, of an English officer, R.G. Chambers of Watford, Hertfordshire, who served with British No. 1 Infantry Troops Recovery Unit, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME). Together with the officer's United Nations Service Medal for Korea (UNKM) in its original blue box, and with the original letter of issue from the Royal Army Medal Office stamped 26 January 1956. Album contains 103 photographs taken at Seoul and Inchon [Incheon], a few with the officer's manuscript captions to verso, each mounted with corners onto black cardstock leaves separated with tissue guards. Oblong 8vo. album purchased in Asia and measuring approximately 39 x 26,5 cm, with exquisitely illustrated and vibrantly coloured lacquered wood boards, and decorated endpapers. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 4,5 x 5,5 cm, and the largest 12 x 8,5 cm. Small chips to album corners, decorative wooden panel to rear of spine cracked though not affecting the integrity of the binding, otherwise items are in Very Good Condition, a beautiful and solid album with crisp photographs and a clean, well-preserved medal. This album provides an unusually thorough visual tour of the military camps of the 1st Commonwealth Division, R.E.M.E. Recovery Unit, both at Seoul and at Incheon during the Korean War, as well as city views with glimpses into civilian life. Centered largely on the camp of the Recovery Unit to which he was posted, a sign within the camp also shows the tents of New Zealand's 162 and 163 military units. Several large military vehicles are shown, which suggest that he repaired many. Especially in the environs of Seoul, hilly landscape, rough terrain, narrow roads with sharp bends took a great toll on the army trucks and tanks, engine and gearbox life was estimated no more than 500 hours, a recovery unit mechanic's job was a demanding one. Even retrieving a disabled vehicle was quite a challenge as the American troops had been ordered to destroy all bridges. Capturing his interest, he includes a snapshot photograph of a Chinese three-wheeled truck with canopy cover and glass windshield for the driver, and open back for cargo or passengers, sometimes known as a triporter. [Their design originated in Russia, and in their most basic form, were little more than a trailer attached to an engine by a pivoting beam. The engine drove the front wheel by means of a belt transmission. They came in three and four wheeled versions. Similar models continue to be produced today for commercial purposes.] Two harbour views show Inchon prior to General Douglas MacArthur's invasion known as the Battle of Inchon. Incheon was occupied by North Korean troops on 4 September 1950. The amphibious invasion took place from 10-19 September 1950, involved some 75,000 troops and 261 naval vessels, and was a decisive victory and strategic reversal in favor of the United Nations. The campaign led to the recapture of the South Korean capital of Seoul two weeks later. Chambers also includes images of the military rest center at Inchon [Incheon], situated in a park-like setting, and offering the men some reprieve from war duty. In Seoul he captures city street views with Koreans going about their regular routine. He includes a photograph of the iconic 'South Gate' or Namdaemun, officially known as the Sungnyemun (Gate of Exalted Ceremonies), being one of the eight gates from the fortress wall which surrounded the city back in the Joseon dynasty. A photograph of a downtown theatre advertising Abbott and Costello's 1955 film "Meet the Keystone Kops" suggests that Chambers continued to serve in Korea for some time during the post-Armistice period. Serving in the British Army, and ultimately assisting both the United Nations and the United States of America in defending and protecting South Korea, officer Chambers received the United Nations medal for his service in the Korean War. [The United Nations Service Medal for Ko

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        The Complete Poems

      Limited Editions Club New York 1950 - Two volumes. Limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by author Robert Frost, illustrator Thomas Nason and designer Bruce Rogers. With a preface by the author and an appreciation by Louis Untermeyer. Illustrated with wood engravings by Thomas Nason. Bound in heavy blue denim cloth with leather title labels. Books are in fine condition, just the very slightest sun fading to spines. An exceptional copy with no wear, no marks no writing, no bookplate. Never read - many pages are unopened. Lacking slipcase; have one made and save hundreds of dollars. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Literatur, Kunst, Satire ([bzw. ab 1950 mit dem Untertitel:] Literarisch-satirische Zeitschrift. Hrsg. von Herbert Sandberg u. Günther Weisenborn. Jahrgang 2-5/ 1947-1950 in 4 Bänden. (Bln.-Dahlem, Ulenspiegel-Verlag Haueisen/ [ab Jg. 3, Heft 11:] Bln.-Mitte, Der Ulenspiegel) 1947 - 1950. Folio. Sehr reich illustriert, meist farbig. O.-Hlwbde mit den original bedruckten Bezugspapieren (1 Einbandeckel mit hs. Deckelschild), die Rücken teils stärker lädiert, Bezugspapiere fleckig u. angestaubt; innen bis auf wenige kleine Randeinrisse sehr gut erhalten.

      - Fischer/ Dietzel 1175. Vorliegend die vollständige Satirezeitschrift der Nachkriegszeit ab Jahrgang 2 bis zur Einstellung der Zeitschrift mit Jahrgang 5, Heft 16 im August 1950; Jahrgang 5 mit allen Beilagen "Schwarz auf Weiß", die erst im letzten Jahrgang erschienen sind. Die Zeitschrift stand von 1946 bis 1948 unter der Alliierten-Lizenz der amerikanischen Militärbehörde und von 1949 bis 1950 unter der Lizenz der sowjetischen Behörden. Die Chefredaktion führte zeitweise Karl Schnog. Der "Ulenspiegel" gilt als ein wichtiges Kapitel des kulturellen Neubeginns nach den Hitlerjahren in Deutschland. In den Redaktionssitzungen trafen sich Schriftsteller und Künstler, Emigranten, Redakteure und Grafiker, die den Nationalsozialismus überlebt hatten, zu Diskussionen um die Gegenwart und Zukunft Deutschlands von den demokratischen Anfängen bis zum Kalten Krieg und der Spaltung. Mit Texten und Illustrationen von Bele Bachem, Johannes R. Becher, Wolfgang Borchert, Bertolt Brecht, Alexander Camaro, Otto Dix, Richard Drews, Alfred Döblin, Jean Effel, Heinrich Ehmsen, René Graetz, George Grosz, John Heartfield, Hannes Hegen, Josef Hegenbarth, Robert Herlth, Stephan Hermlin, Hermann Hesse, Karl Hofer, Karl Holtz, Hanna Höch, Heinrich Kilger, Werner Klemke, Käthe Kollwitz, Alfred Kubin, Günter Kunert, Lothar Kusche, Erich Kästner, Max Lingner, Jeanne Mammen, Frans Masereel, Arno Mohr, Henry Moore, Oskar Nerlinger, Boris Pasternak, Max Pechstein, Paul Rosié, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Schaefer-Ast, Rudolf Schlichter, Robert Wolfgang Schnell, Karl Schnog, Anna Seghers, Elizabeth Shaw, Paul Strecker, Günther Strupp, Georg Tappert, Walter Trier, Kurt Tucholsky, Berthold Viertel, Wolfgang Weyrauch, Günther Weisenborn, Friedrich Wolf, Carl Zuckmayer u.v.a. - Auf dem hinteren Vorsatz von Jahrgang 2 eine Original-Bleistiftzeichnung von Günter Kunert. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        PARAGONE - LETTERATURA. Rivista bimestrale diretta da Roberto Longhi.

      Firenze / Milano / Firenze, Sansoni / Rizzoli / Mondadori / Sansoni, 1950-1971. In-8 p. (mm. 215x143), brossura orig. Di questa importante e celebre rivista letteraria bimestrale offriamo una raccolta completa delle prime 22 annate, dal febbraio 1950 (n. 2, Anno I) al dicembre 1971 (n. 262, Anno XXII). Il n. 64 (aprile 1955) è in fotocopia. Le prime 5 annate sono rilegate in cartonato edit. (in 5 voll.); le restanti 17 sono composte da 6 fascicoli per anno, in brossura. “Periodico mensile artistico e letterario, fondato da Roberto Longhi a Firenze nel 1950 (n. 1, gennaio), edito da Sansoni fino al dicembre 1961, poi da Rizzoli, da Mondadori e di nuovo da Sansoni. Stampa alternativamente un numero di "Arte" e un numero di "Letteratura". Tuttora in corso. Di chiaro indirizzo antologico, la serie letteraria si è sempre orientata al di sopra di ogni moda passeggera. Così negli indici ricorrono i nomi di Ungaretti, Montale, Gadda, De Robertis, Cecchi, come pure i nomi degli scrittori affermatisi dal 1930 al 1940: Luzi, Contini, Bigongiari, Sereni, Bertolucci ecc. E un merito notevole da attribuirsi a "Paragone" sta nell'aver scoperto o contribuito a scoprire un gruppo di autori del tutto nuovi tra i quali, Bassani, Fenoglio, Pasolini, Volponi, Arbasino”. Così “Diz. autori italiani contemporanei” (Vallecchi, 1974), p. 977-78. Tutta la raccolta è molto ben conservata.

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        SOMEBODY ON THE PHONE

      Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1950.. Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects eight stories. The title story and another not from this collection were the basis for the Argentine film "No Abras Nunca Esa Puerto." A nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with some mild rubbing, some foxing to the rear panel, and several fox marks to spine. Still an attractive copy of an uncommon book seldom found in nice condition. (#154571)

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        THE MAPS OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY from the Spanish Discovery in 1769 to the American Occupation

      San Francisco, CA: The Book Club of California | The Grabhorn Press, 1950. Limited Edition. Quarter Leather. Near Fine binding. Folio. One of 300 copies printed by The Grabhorn Press. California historian and librarian Neal Harlow wrote this as his Master's Thesis at Berkeley and it's considered an excellent work of Californiana scholarship. This copy finely bound in original patterned boards with red crushed morocco backstrip, as issued by the Grabhorns. One of their most sumptuous productions. Near Fine binding.

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        Premiers pas de l'univers

      First edition, one of 15 numbered copies on Hollande, tirage de tête.A very good copy. Gallimard Paris 1950 12x19cm broché

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        The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

      Bles 1950 - "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe", by C.S. Lewis. First Edition, first printing published in 1950 by Geoffrey Bles. Dust-Wrapper design and all illustrations by the wonderful Inkling's Illustrator Pauline Baynes. Book: VG. Publisher's original blue/green cloth with silver stamped titles to spine. Upper and lower boards have retained excellent colour, corners are reasonably square and sharp, the spine has patches of fading where the cloth has browned (a very typical problem with this particular title) Save a little foxing/toning to the endpapers the contents are quite superb. The pages are wonderfully clean and tightly bound, no marking, thumbing or inscriptions whatsoever. Dustwrapper: VG, The original first printing wrapper has undergone some skilful professional restoration using only the finest grade Japanese Conservation Tissues in conserving the spine area and with subtle work around the hinge corners this copy now presents very handsomely indeed. Unclipped price of 8s 6d Net. Very nice collectible copy of one of the most famous children's books of the 20th century. Priced to sell. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rues et visages de New-York de Chas Laborde. Texte de Paul Morand.

      - Paris, Lacourière, 1950. In-folio en ff. libres, (2)ff.bl.-(22)ff. et 15 planches en couleurs (complet) avec serpentes imprimées, sous portefeuille à rabats (petite déchirure à un rabat) et lacets. Tirage limité à 230 exemplaires numérotés, ici un des 200 sur grand vélin d'Arches (après 20 Japon). Bel exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

      [Bookseller: Chez les libraires associés]
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        Eigenh. Manuskript (Fragment).

      O. O., 1950. - 2 SS. Gr.-4to. Das Manuskript befaßt sich mit neuen Ansätzen in Medizin und Heilkunde und betont die Notwendigkeit diese auch der österreichischen Bundesregierung näherzubringen: "[.] Eine neue Epoche in der medizin. Wissenschaft und Heilkunde wird nämlich durch diesen Wettbewerb eingeleitet werden, weil von da an sowohl die Forscher wie die Politiker endlich zielbewußt werden arbeiten können und somit mit begründeter Aussicht auf Erfolg [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Die Maltechnik. Jetzt und künftig.

      Mit 4 Tafeln mit montierten kolorierten Farbflächen und 11 Figuren im Text. VII, 160 S. Hlwd. um 1950 (kl. Klebezettel am unteren Kapital) mit eingeb. Orig.-Vorderkart. Einzige Ausgabe dieser letzten Monographie zur Farbenlehre, zugleich die letzte Buchveröffentlichung Ostwalds überhaupt. - Ohne die separat erschienene Grauleiter. - "Der Hauptunterschied zu den frühen maltechnischen Arbeiten, aber auch zu den Texten der 1920er Jahre ist, daß Ostwald hier eine Synthese seiner Erkenntnisse zu Material und Technik der Malerei mit den Prämissen seiner Farblehre versucht - derart, daß man in Teilen den Eindruck gewinnt, es hier mit einem verzahnten System von Malpraxis und Farb-Gestaltungslehre zu tun zu haben" (Pohlmann 509ff. ausführlich). - Titelrückseite gestempelt, wenige alte Anstreichungen mit Bleistift. Gutes, sauberes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Sander]
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        Shop Display advertising for Fruits and Vegetables

      1950 - Vibrant period pieces by an unfortunately unnamed artist, as shop display advertising for the Retail Fruit Trade Federation Ltd. Incorporated in London 24 Jul 1937, the Retail Fruit Trade fellows were remarkably prescient - the two main banners say "Eat More Fruit and Keep Fit" and "Eat more Vegetables and Salads - The Fruits of the Earth". There are 10 pieces in extraordinary condition, with bright, unsunned colors and a 1950s vibe. Two large banners, "Eat More Fruit and Keep Fit," 35 x 15" and "Eat more Vegetables and Salads- The Fruits of the Earth," 35 x 16 3/4". There are 2 panoramic pastoral scenes- one a pair of horses plowing, man behind guiding them, the other fruit trees in the foreground, with a vista of bounty behind, 22 1/4 x 4 1/2". There are three pairs of corner decorations. One pair is strictly vegetables - lettuce, cucumber, beets, leak, tomatoes, radishes & the other cauliflower, cabbage, peas, beans, brussels sprouts, tomatoes. The 2nd pair is of a boy and girl holding baskets, one filed with grapes, peaches, banana, cherries, plum, apple with an orange tree behind him and the girl with tomatoes, beans, cabbage, cucumber & turnips, measuring 13 1/2 x 16 3/4". The 3rd set are long panoramic views of fields and an ocean liner on the seat with corner decorations of fruit and vegetables, measuring 34 x 8". A couple of borders with slight tears repaired, but overall in outstanding condition, very vibrant and crisp. It is quite unusual to find a complete shop set like this, especially in this condition, clearly never utilized in a display.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Chant du Prince Igor. Version française de Philippe SOUPAULT précédée d'un essai sur la poésie

      Paul Eynard, éditeur, Rolle (Suisse) 1950 - XXV + 69 pages. Présentation sous forme de feuilles flottantes. Le manuscrit original date du XIVme siècle, le plus ancien texte épique de la littérature russe. Version française d'après une traduction littérale de Wadim Anatra. En russe ( ?) en bas de page. L'impression des textes a été exécutée sur les presses des maîtres imprimeurs Ganguin et Laubscher, à Montreux (Suisse). La composition en slavon a été assurée par Wadim Anatra. Les maquettes de la mise en page ont été établies par Paul Eynard et Alexandre Alexeïeff (1901-1982), à Rolle (Suisse) et à Paris, dans le courant de l'année 1947. Les illustrations, gravées à l'eau-forte, en 1947 et 1948, par A. Alexeïeff, ont été imprimées par les maîtres-pressiers Edmond et J.J.J. Rigal (1947, 48, 49, 50) sur leurs presses à bras en leurs ateliers de Fontainebleau et Fontenay-aux-Roses, les cuivres étant encrés à la main, en creux et en relief. En plus des 17 eaux fortes en couleurs se répartissant un 1 frontispice, 3 départs de chapitre, 6 hors-texte et 7 in-texte, il a été fait pour la couverture un tirage spécial du Taureau en camaïeu. Les 6 hors-texte se placent comme suit : L'Eclipse, page 3 ; Les Quatre Soleils, page 13 ; La Bataille équestre, page 21 ; Yaroslav, page 41 ; La Meule, page 51 ; Le Camp polovetz, page 61. Un des 230 exemplaires sur Arches, numérotés de 35 à 264, après 4 tirages sur divers papiers (3+6+7+18) ; notre exemplaire est justifié 131. En outre il a été tiré hors commerce 26 exemplaires de collaborateurs sur différents papiers, numérotés H.C. I à H.C. XXVI. Achevé d'imprimer le 11 avril 1950, 799ème anniversaire de la naissance du prince Igor Sviatoslavovitch. Couverture semi-rigide à grands rabats, encore habillée d'un fin papier translucide de protection, ornée sur le premier plat, lettrage en noir. Sous chemise rigide et emboîtement rigide assorti, environ 30x24x3.8 cm. Etat : Bon, état d'ancienneté. Emboîtement : assez bon, un peu frotté et défraîchi, petites bulles d'air. Chemise rigide : bon. Couverture : très bon. Intérieur : très bon, gravures encore protégées par fin papier translucide libre. Un peu d'oxydation sur la page 68. 29 x 23 x 2.3 cm 1260g. Couverture semi-rigide, chemise rigide

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        Auguste Vestris, le dieu de la danse

      First edition, one of the 25 best scholars on Alfa paper paper, deluxe edition.full leather binding way snakeskin, smooth back, guards and contreplats marbled paper, wrappers preserved and bound in, elegant non-binding signed.Book illustrated with 16 full-page illustrations and 13.Nice copy. Nagel Paris 1950 14,5x23cm relié

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        LA FEDE DI UN ASPIRANTE ALLA FEDE

      EDIZIONI DI COMUNITA', 1950. ITALIANO 0,32 Pagine brunite causa tempo, coperta morbida con titoli rossi e neri, ingiallita ai bordi e con fioritura, segni di usura del tempo USATO

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        THE MAN WHO SOLD THE MOON ..

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, [1950].. Octavo,cloth-backed boards. First edition. Short stories forming part of Heinlein's "future history" series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-514. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1645-54. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A sharp copy. (#141048)

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