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        Vier schöne neue Weihnachts-Lieder. Das Erste: Im Himmel beim Christkind sind Freuden soviel. - Das Zweite: Grüß eng Gott Hüata-Buam auf grüner Haid. - Das Dritte: Liebste Freunde wir euch danken, tausendfaltig. - Das Vierte: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht, alles schläft. [Sechs Strophen].

      Steyr, gedruckt und zu haben bei Joseph Greis o.J. - 10,5 x 17 cm. (8) S. (einschl. Titel). Mit einer Holzschnitt-Vignette (m. hl. Anna, die von Maria das Jesuskind entgegennimmt, oben Gottvater und hl. Geist). Fadengeheftet ohne Umschlag (wie erschienen). Braunfleckig u. abgegriffen, Titelblatt m. 2 kl. Eckausrissen (ohne Textverlust) u. Wachsfleck. Blöchl, Melodiarium zu W. Paillers etc. Tl.1, Nr.67 (unter dem ersten abgedruckten Lied 'Im Himmel etc'); Hess, Alois. Steyr eine alte Druckerstadt. Geschichte u. Bibliographie. Diss. 1950. Nr. 890; Durstmüller I, 315 (zu Joseph Greis). - Sehr seltene Flugschrift. Frühester bekannter Druck von ?Stille Nacht?, noch vor der bis dato als Erstdruck bezeichneten Dresdner Ausgabe von 1833 erschienen. Für uns waren weltweit nur zwei Exemplare im Oberösterreichischen und im Wiener Volksliedwerk nachweisbar (OVLW HL 47/90; WVLW IDN: 11874). - Das Weihnachtslied von Joseph Mohr (Text) und Franz Gruber (Musik) wurde am Weihnachtsabend 1818 in der Dorfkirche von Oberndorf bei Salzburg erstmals aufgeführt. Über Zillertaler Singgruppen (Geschwister Strasser) verbreitete sich das Lied als vermeintliches Tiroler Volkslied nach Deutschland. In der Dresdner Ausgabe von 1833 mit dem Titel ?Vier ächte Tyroler Lieder? findet sich 'Stille Nacht!' bereits mit weitgehenden textlichen Veränderungen. Ein Vergleich mit dem Autograph aus der Hand von Joseph Mohr und der 'Zillertaler Fassung' zeigt, dass bei unserem Druck spätere textliche Varianten noch nicht vorliegen. Es handelt sich zweifelsfrei um eine frühere Textstufe als in den später bekannt gewordenen Drucken. In der Fassung der Geschwister Strasser ist beispielsweise das Lied auf drei Strophen reduziert (die erste, zweite und sechste des Mohrschen Gedichts) und der Sangbarkeit wegen mit textlichen Abweichungen versehen (so wurde etwa aus 'das traute heilige Paar' zu 'das traute hochheilige Paar'; 'schlafe' zu 'schlaf' etc.). Eine Besonderheit des vorliegenden Druckes, die sich entweder auf mündliche Überlieferung oder einen Druckfehler zurückführen lässt, ist in der 5. Strophe zu finden: aus 'In der Väter urgrauer Zeit / Aller Welt Schonung verhieß' wurde in vorliegendem Druck 'In der Väter uralter Zeit / Aller Welt Schwung versprach'. "Nicht nur Bücher, sondern auch Lieder haben ihre Schicksale! Und das Merkwürdigste an demjenigen unseres Weihnachtsliedes ist, daß F. Gruber seine Komposition nie veröffentlicht hat; sie wurde im Salzburger Land und im nahen Bayern hier und da nach Abschrift, meist aber nach dem Gehör gesungen. [] Kurz vor Weihnachten 1833 kamen die vier Geschwister Straßer aus dem Zillerthal nach Leipzig, trugen das 'Stille Nacht' [] vor []. R. Friese in Dresden ließ das Lied den trefflichen Natursängern treu nachschreiben und Dr. Gebhardt nahm es in den 'Musikalischen Jugendfreund' auf, dem bald Kocher in seiner 'Zionsharfe' folgte." (Josef Bletzacher, Geschichte eines deutschen Liedes. In 'Die Gartenlaube' 1891, Heft 6 S. 98). - Joseph Greis übernahm die Druckerei in Steyr 1804, seit 1827 arbeitete er auch als Buchhändler. Der vorliegende Druck ist damit wohl nach 1827 und vor 1833 zu datieren. Greis starb 1835, zwischen 1835 und 1837 lautete der Firmenname auf Josef Greis d.J. 1837 ging die Druckerei schließlich durch Kauf an Michael Haas aus Wels. Hess erwähnt, dass zahlreiche Magistratsbescheide erhalten sind, die darüber Auskunft geben, dass Joseph Greis wiederholt aufgefordert wurde "seinen Verpflichtungen" zur "Beibringung der Pflichtexemplare [an die öffentlichen Bibliotheken]" nachzukommen und auch bei den zahlreichen von ihm verlegten Lied-Flugblättern mit der Zensurbehörde in Konflikt kam. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Inscribed postcard.

      Dursley, Gloucestershire: 2 April 1950 - Postcard (138 x 86 mm). Holograph note on postcard printed "From Mr. Evelyn Waugh, Piers Court, Nr. Dursley, Glos.". Housed in a custom yellow cloth solander box with black morocco label. Very minor crease to left corner; in excellent condition. A postcard inscribed by Waugh to his Anne Ford, publicity director at Little, Brown & Co., regarding his novel Helena, published that year: "No praise for Maclean. Loyalty to a former commander seals my lips. But no praise. I hope you have now seen 'Helena'. I don't expect it to be popular in USA but I think it my best book. Please use 'blurb' for it identical with English blurb. All good wishes, E". Ford has circled the phrase "I think it my best book" in pencil and written below it: "Do not use quote until I check with him - note his request to use English blurb - be sure Miss Jones knows." The Maclean referred to was Fitzroy Maclean, Waugh's commanding officer in Yugoslavia, who Waugh had used as a model or Constantius Chlorus in Helena. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Tobacco in Bulgaria

      Duke University Press (Marco Beltchev Sons. Ltd.), 1950. Near Fine. 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.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA ]
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        Les Géorgiques. Texte latin et version française de l'Abbé Jacques Delille. Gravures sur Bois d'Aristide Maillol.

      Paris, Philippe Gonin, éditeur 1937-1943. (1950). - 2 vol. de texte et 1 vol. de suites. 4°. 174 S.; 154 S. Mit 122 Originalholzschnitten und je einer Suite der Holzschnitte in Schwarz und Sanguin. In losen Blättern, Originalbroschuren in Halbpergamentchemisen und Schubern, Suiten in Pappband. Guérin 159-215. - Garvey 175. - Rewald 156-161. - Eines von 750 Exemplaren, in eigentlich einem von 100 Vorzugsexemplaren, hier jedoch ohne Numerierung, denn nur so viele Suitenausgaben wurden (nach Rauch) gedruckt. - Mit zwei Suiten der 122 Holzschnitte, eine in Schwarz und eine in Rot gedruckt, alle Blätter mit Monogrammstempel, je in Originalumschlag mit einem in Rot bzw. Schwarz gedruckten Holzschnitt. - Auf Maillol-Gonin-Bütten "pur chanvre et lin à grandes fibres, exempt de produits chimiques" mit den beiden schönen Wasserzeichen. - Die Holzschnitte in der Mehrzahl gross und in der Formensprache des späten Maillol, eine Reihe kleine, fast zierstückartige und einige Initialen. - Auch diese Ausgabe benötigte einige Jahre bis zum Abschluss, die letzten Holzschnitte entstanden erst kurz vor Maillols Tod. - Eines der schönsten Bücher des französischen Künstlers, sein künstlerisch reifstes Werk ergänzt die Holzschnitte zu Vergils »Eclogen«, die bereits 1913-1926 für die Ausgabe der Cranach-Presse entstanden. - So schön und vollständig sehr selten. Die Chemise der Suiten am Rücken stockfleckig. Ganz wenige feine Anklänge von Stockflecken. - Mit der Suite selten.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Classical Vinyl - Record - LP - Collection of Irish - Scottish Artist Bill Crozier. c. 380 LP's and Box - Sets of excellent classical recordings Crozier listened to during his work in his studio. Classical Music was part of his inspiration. / The collection includes many recordings of Tenors, Arias, Opera, etc. and comes together with several exhibition - catalogues of his work as well as some vintage photographs of Bill Crozier by irish photographer John Minihan. / Some rarer recordings include: Prokofiev - The Gambler / Count John McCormack - The Gentle Minstrel / The Art Shaliapin / H.J.Syberberg - Parsifal - Richard Wagner / Dvorak - The Great Symphonies and Concertos - Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam - Sir Colin Davis / Modest Mussorgsky - Boris Godunov / Georges Bizet - Carmen - Vincenzo Bellezza / The Art of Beniamino Gigli / Herbert von Karajan - Claude Debussy Pelleas at Melisande / Les Introuvables du Chant Wagnerien / Richard Wagner - Lohengrin - Konya - Amara - Gorr - Hines - Dooley - Leins

      London and others. Very good condition. Few records with paint stains from Crozier handling the records while painting. Including world wide free shipping.. London and others, c.1950 - 1990. Vintage Viny Records. Very good condition. Few records with paint stains from Crozier handling the records while painting. Including world wide free shipping.

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop]
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        Strangers on a Train

      -Cresset Press - 1950 - First UK edition, 1950. Her first book. Cloth. A particularly nice copy, pages clean and unmarked, blue cloth bright with only minute shelf-wear to tail of the spine. Very good indeed in minor edge-worn dustjacket with some sunning to spine, and some very small closed tears. I have just catalogued 49 Patricia Highsmith first editions and proof copies from my own collection. Please ask for a list if you are also a collector. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bookshop]
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        Strangers On A Train

      Cresset, 1950 A first edition, first printing published by Cresset Press in 1950. A very good+ book with one name to the front endpaper and one date to the front pastedown. In a very good unclipped wrapper with a thin piece of paper restoration to the front hinge. Browning to the spine and a little loss to the spine tips and corners. The authors first novel.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        EGG TREE

      1950. MILHOUS, KATHERINE. MILHOUS,KATHERINE. EGG TREE. NY: Charles Scribners Sons (1950 A). 4to (8 x 10"), cloth, Fine in dust wrapper (dw with no seal, small closed tear else Fine). 1st edition, Junior Guild on dust wrapper but not on book. CALDECOTT AWARD WINNER. This is an Easter story set in Pennsylvania Dutch country and wonderfully illustrated in color by the author. Nice first editions such as this are quite hard to find.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        Shop Display advertising for Fruits and Vegetables

      1950. Very good condition. 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]
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        ORIGINAL CHILDREN'S BOOK ART "Paddle Wheeler, Elephant, and Four Young Boys in Jungle".

      Circa 1950's. - ORIGINAL CHILDREN'S BOOK ART Circa 1950's. "Paddle Wheeler, Elephant, and Four Young Boys in Jungle". ARTIST - [Unknown] TITLE - [Untitled] "Paddle Wheeler, Elephant, and Four Young Boys in Jungle". MEDIUM - WATERCOLOUR ON ILLUSTRATION BOARD. DATE - (London, UK) circa 1940's(?) - 1950's. This large artwork measures 18" x 14" on illustration board. A wonderful bright large original watercolour painting that was used for an as yet unidentified Children's book featuring Four Young Boys, an Elephant, and a Paddle Wheeler on some Adventure in the Jungle. This original painting was probably used to illustrate the interior double page front and/or rear endpaper of a yet unidentified Children's book possibly published by the Birn Brothers. The original art had a 2" paper mat stuck along the edges by the publisher in order to "crop" the full image slightly. This paper was removed leaving some minor residue along those edges. I had a professional mat added just outside the residue, however, one could re-mat inside that residue. A TRULY LOVELY, HIGHLY IMAGINATIVE AND UNIQUE PAINTING! CONDITION: Residue along border of painting, I have had a professional mat added, so the painting in bright Very Good to Fine condition is ready to frame! #005483 Price: $500.00 (Please e-mail to confirm availability and correct postage before ordering.)

      [Bookseller: Michel Lanteigne, Bookseller]
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        Follow Me Down.

      Dial Press, New York 1950 - First edition of this Faulknerian novel by the author of the acclaimed trilogy The Civil War. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Dorothy Abbott from Shelby Foote Memphis 30 Jan 81." Fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear and tear. Follow Me Down is a mesmerizing novel of faith, passion, and murder by the author of The Civil War: A Narrative. Drawing on themes as old as the Bible, Foote's novel compels us to inhabit lives obsessed with sin and starving for redemption. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Colle Isarco, Italy 1100 m Dolomiti.

      [Zelger]? 1950 - Colle Isarco è una rinomata meta turistica dell’Alto Adige e si trova nel cuore delle Dolomiti. Il Tribulaun ed il ghiacciaio Montarso offrono molte possibilità per intraprendere bellissime escursioni. Il manifesto che proponiamo ha sullo sfondo una cima dolomitica innevata mentre in primo piano due giocatori di tennis. Si vende in cornice, non comune. Formato: Tipolito di dimensioni 96x65 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Les tatouages du "milieu" (First Edition)

      La Roulotte, Paris 1950 - First French Edition, preceding all others. Scarce early book on tattoos, with 80 illustrations of tattoos and 82 black and white photographs on glossy paper of tattooed men and women, 10 of which are by Robert Doisneau. Text in French.Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Starting to the front hinges. Bruising to the photograph pages, affecting some of the captions but none of the photographs, which remain clean and bright. Jacket had light wear to the extremities and a faint dampstain to the verso of the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        SCAMP

      First edition, first printing. Publisher's original orange cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding firm and square, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked John Minton illustrated dustwrapper which is entirely without loss with only a single short closed tear to the rear panel and some toning to the extremities. Not price-clipped (9s 6d net to the front flap). A scarce title, especially so in this condition.The author's first, of only two novels and winner of the 1951 Somerset Maugham Award.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books Ltd]
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        THE MAN WHO SOLD THE MOON .

      Shasta Publishers [1950]., Chicago - 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Fruit of the Vine. A Symposium on Social Drinking. As Seen by Many Witnesses of All Times

      Baltimore: the author, 1950. Octavo, 165 pages. First edition of this interesting compilation of historical "evidence" against alcohol. Turnbull, a sculptor and historian of the ancient world, pulls quotes and snippets from figures including Plato, Chaucer, Franklin, Johnson, Poe and others, many of whom more than enjoyed a tipple. In a way, a drinker's anthology, albeit one twisted by the logic of prohibitions search for "freedom." A fine copy, in a fine dust jacket, with a handsome illustration of grapes. With a one page TLS laid-in from the Methodist Church Board of Temperance recommending the book.

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink]
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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND [with] THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE

      Edmund S. Wood, Minia Press, Paris 1950 - Miniature books (3" x 2 1/8"). Two volumes. [xii], 174p; [xii], 204p. Illustrated by John Tenniel. Bound in quarter red leather with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., gilt spine titles and gilt dots on the bands. Welsh 2507; Bradbury p. 150, nos. 6 & 7. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arabs In History.

      Hutchinson's University Library, London 1950 - First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Bernard Lewis on the title page. With the compliments of Bernard Lewis note laid in. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some toning to the spine. For more than 50 years, Lewis has strived mightily and successfully to explain the cultures and histories of Middle Eastern peoples to Western readers. The task of writing a political history of the region has already been fulfilled by him and by many others. In his latest work, Lewis has chosen to accentuate the social, economic, and cultural changes that have occurred over 20 centuries. He ranges from seemingly trivial concerns (changes in dress and manners in an Arab coffeehouse) to earth-shaking events (the Mongol conquest of Mesopotamia) in painting a rich, varied, and fascinating portrait of a region that is steeped in traditionalism while often forced by geography and politics to accept change. ". enormously influential history . after reading 'Gibbon on Muhammad', it is tempting to speculate that Lewis's long-standing interest in the eighteenth-century historian may have influenced his own ambition to scan grand horizons, his taste for irony and his unmistakably elegant literary style"-(Robert Irwin). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Poèmes de Charles d'Orléans. Manuscrits et illustré par Henri Matisse

      1950. Paris, Tériade éditeur, 1950. In-Folio en feuillet sous couverture rempliée lithographiée en couleurs et étui d'origine. 100 pages ornées de 54 lithographies originales en couleurs dont la couverture. Ce livre manuscrit a été entièrement composé par Henri Matisse. L'artiste a écrit à la main et enluminé les "Poèmes de Charles d'Orléans". Les lithographies ont été éxécutées sous la direction de Henri Matisse par les ateliers Mourlot frères qui ont achevé d'imprimer l'ouvrage le 24 février 1950, pour les éditions de la revue Verve, 4, rue Férou, Paris. Il a été tiré sur vélin spécialement fabriqué par les paèteries d'Arches 1200 exemplaires numérotés et 30 exemplaires hors commerce. Les exemplaires sont signés par l'artiste. Celui-ci porte le n° 78, il est bien signé par Henri Matisse. Peu courant.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Artgil]
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        Komödie der Eitelkeit

      First edition, of which there were no large paper copies. Handsome autograph inscription, signed and dated by Canetti to Raymond Queneau : " Für Raymond Queneau aus Freude über eine unerwartete Begegnung, Juni 1951 [for Raymond Queneau, the pleasure of an unexpected meeting, June 1951]".Complete with dj (slightly sunned at edges of spine and covers), small tears to head of upper cover. % Willi Weismann Verlag München 1950 13x21,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Memory Requirements in a Telephone Exchange. Bell Telephone System Technical Publications, Monograph 1758

      New York: Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1950. First Separate Edition. Stapled wraps. Near Fine. First Separate Edition. 4to., pp. 7; original printed wrappers; ex-library stamp (dated Nov 21, 1950); perforations for ring binder as issued; near fine. First separate issue, October 1950. Originally published in the Bell System Technical Journal Vol. 29, pp. 343-349, July 1950. The Bell Telephone System Technical Publications Monograph series was primarily distributed to libraries that subscribed to the series. Stapled wraps. "In discussing the memory requirements of a telephone exchange, Shannon derived a 'Separate memory" formula, M=2SlogN, which he interpreted in terms of information theory" (Origins of Cyberspace 883, quoting Shannon 1993, no. 56).First printed in the July 1950 issue of the Bell System Technical Journal, this Monograph was issued in October 1950. Often erroneously referred to as offprints, the Monograph series was not published in most cases contemporaneously with the original publications. The series also included work by Bell System employees that were first published outside the Bell System umbrella. They are, however, usually the first separate publication, and are thus highly prized by collectors since offprints in the traditional sense were not produced in the Bell System as far as we are aware.Shannon Collected Papers #56 referring to the Bell System Technical Journal (not Monograph) issue.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB ]
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        Max Ernst. Textes de Joe Bousquet et Michel Tapié

      René Drouin, [Paris] 17, Place Vendôme 1950 - With 11 full-page illustrations, and 11 black and white photographic reproductions (among them a folded and mounted). First edition. Association copy, inscribed by Max Ernst to Man Ray and Juliet. In publisher's illustrated wrappers, printed in green and red. 61, (3) p. [6 plates and the unnumbered pages with illustrations are included.]. An association copy, inscribed by Max Ernst to Man Ray and his wife Juliet. An important presentation copy, inscribed by Max Ernst in French to Man Ray and Juliet with "amités transatlantique". Max Ernst and Man Ray, the chief figures of the Surrealist movement, were not just associates in the avant-garde movement and scenes, since its earliest times (eg. both artists were represented in the first Surrealist exhibition in Paris in 1925) but also very close friends who held double wedding together in 1946 when Max Ernst married to Dorothea Tanning and May Ray to Juliet Browner, the modern dancer, the other addressee of the dedication. The book contains two essays on Max Ernst the German Dadaist and Surrealist artist, the first one is by the poet Joë Bousquet, who was a friend of Max Ernst and many Surrealist artists and also a collector of their artworks. The second essay, which is "forwarded" by eleven full page images by Max Ernst, is by the art critic, curator, and collector Michel Tapié. The book finishes with the eleven black and white photographic reproductions of Max Ernst painting. The wrappers are artistically restored at spine, the rear cover also at left edge. Very slightly worn at extremities. Inside clean and well preserved. Housed in custom-made folder. Overall a very good copy. In publisher's illustrated wrappers, printed in green and red First edition. Association copy, inscribed by Max Ernst to Man Ray and Juliet. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Autograph lettercard signed.

      No place, 12. VI. 1950. - 8vo. 2 pages on bifolium. To General Hans R. Lorenz: "The politics of the Anglo-Saxons, led by Roosevelt and Churchill, were madness. The so-called victors opened Europe's gates to Soviet Russia and created this situation. And in so doing these deluded persons have also ruined their own people [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Korean War Photo Album with Service Medal and Issuing Letter.

      South Korea, circa 1950-1955, 1950. 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 Korea (UNKM) was established on December 12, 1950. The military decoration was the first international award ever created by the United Nations, and recognized the multi-national defense forces which participated in the Korean War.] Together with the original letter of issue from the former Army Medal Office in Droitwich, the medal is in remarkable condition, its ribbon clean and bright, carefully preserved in its original box. The 1st Commonwealth Division was the name given, after July 1951, to Commonwealth land forces in the Korean War. The division was a multinational unit that was part of British Commonwealth Forces Korea, and whilst British and Canadian Army units formed the bulk of the division, Australian infantry, New Zealand artillery and an Indian medical unit were also a part of the division. It was made up of 58% British forces, 22% Canadian forces, 14% Australian forces, 5% New Zealander forces, and 1% Indian forces. [The unit was preceded by the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade, which was the initial parent formation of Commonwealth army units in Korea, and which arrived in Korea in August 1950.] The 1st Commonwealth Division was part of the US I Corps, which also included the US 1st Cavalry Division, the US 3rd and 25th Infantry Divisions, and the ROK 1st Division. The division participated in Operation Minden, and in Operation Commando which seized the Jamestown Line and destroyed some of Chinese Army groups. The strategically important sector of front on the Jamestown Line, stretched from the Kimpo peninsula on the Yellow Sea coast to a point east of Kumhwa about 6.3 miles (10.1 km), and just 30 miles (48 km) from the South Korean capital, Seoul. The 23rd Heavy Recovery Section (29 Brigade) of R.E.M.E. (Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers), which comprised some 50 men, had base camps at both Inchon and Seoul. Formed under the leadership of Captain Neil Prior, who remained in command until early 1952, this unit arrived in Pusan from Liverpool aboard The Empress of Australia, the flag ship from U.K. and the first to arrive in Korea from the U.K. R.E.M.E. were responsible for the maintenance, repair and recovery of all equipment including vehicles, machinery, electronic cmmunication devices, and the like. The Armistice Agreement ending the Korean War was signed on 27 July 1953. British Army infantry combat units, including the REME, continued to be deployed in Korea in the post-Armistice from 28 July 1953 to 26 July 1957. As part of the demobilisation of forces after the war, however, REME was reduced to a Commonwealth Brigade Group in 1954, and subsequently, from May 1956 until its final withdrawal in August 1957, to a Commonwealth Contingent of battalion strength..

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        TRESOR DE LIVRES RARES ET PRECIEUX

      1950. 8 volumi Rigida Nuovi

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        Trois contes de Perrault. La Belle au bois dormant. La barbe bleue. Cendrillon. Dessins de Henry Lemarié gravés sur bois.

      Paris, Jean Porson 1942-1950. - 4°. 41 p., 3 f. ; 25 p., 3 f. ; 33 p., 10 p. n. ch. Avec 110 illustrations de Lemarié minutieusement gravées sur bois, et imprimées en nombreuses couleurs. Plein maroquin. Dos à 5 nerfs. Titre doré au dos. Dorures sur les chasses. Tête dorée. Couvertures et dos conservés. Emboîtage cartonné assorti. N° XIX d'un petit nombre d'exemplaires sur Rives, numérotés en chiffres romains , destinés aux collaborateurs de la présente édition. - Reliure signée E. Schroth, Bâle. - A l'origine il était prévu que 5 contes de Perrault seraient édités, mais "Des évènements indépendants de sa volonté ont contraint l'Editeur à renoncer à la publication des deux derniers contes projetés". - La Belle au bois dormant est ornée de 45 ill. qui ont exigés la gravure de 800 bois et leur impression a nécessité 2 millions de passages sur machine soit 900 heures de travail assidu. La barbe bleue ornée de 25 ill. et Cendrillon orné de 39 ill. ont nécessité un nombre d'heures de travail tout aussi colossal. - Henry Lemarié (1911- 1991), miniaturiste célèbre, appartient à l'histoire du livre du XXème siècle. Dessinateur de l'infîniment petit, il a laissé une oeuvre remarquable, portée au plus haut degré de la perfection, à placer au premier rang de l'art français du Livre. - Dos bruni, sino exemplaire en excellent état de cette édition magnifique.

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        Un mauvais rêve suivi de Notes et variantes établies par Albert Béguin et de vingt-sept lettres de Georges Bernanos

      First edition, one of 65 numbered copies on Hollande paper, the tirage de tête after 50 on Japon.Superb maroon morocco studded with gilt dots by Madeleine Gras, repair to foot of one joint, covers with design of spiral fillets to centre, red velour endpapers and pastedowns, covers and spine preserved, all edges gilt; slipcase edged in maroon morocco, lined in brown felt, wood-patterned paper boards. Slight marginal worming to blank endpapers. A very good copy in a handsome binding. Plon Paris 1950 13x20cm relié sous étui

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        Buffalo Bone Days A story of the Buffalo slaughter on our western plains

      Self-Published,, DuBois, Penn.: 1950 - Near fine in brown, pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the front board. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches with minor fly specking at the upper edge of the front board. Without a dust jacket presumably as issued. Across the face of the title page the author has written a long inscription to his editor. Reprinted from a series of articles appearing in the Dubois Courier-Express in 1949. 85 pages of text including an appendix and epilogue. Illustrated with reproductions of a number of black and white photographs. A very clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Across the River and Into the Trees

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. First printing. Hardcover. Very near Fine/Very Good+. 308 pp. Price of $3.00 on front flap of jacket. First issue dust jacket (as per Ahearn APG 0028e). Jacket shows traces of edge wear and has a small sticker ghost on the bottom left corner of the rear panel but has bright vivid colors and is quite attractive, as is the book itself.

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        Framed Signed Photograph

      1950 - 9.75 x 8-inch black-and-white photo of a grinning Karloff looking off to the side -- no place, no date, circa 1950. Signed in full across his right shoulder. Matted in off-white and set in a black frame measuring 15 x 13 inches. Small faint crease along the left edge; very good condition. English actor best known for his portrayals of Frankenstein's monster. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi.

      Bukavu, Belgian Congo. Tourist Bureau for the Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi. No date. Ca. 1950s. Color original vintage poster with pictorial map, 39 1/4 x 24 1/2 inches. A couple of pinholes in each corner, soft creases and short edge tears, a couple of 1/4 inch tears to upper right edge; tiny chip to upper left corner; good, bright and clean condition. Dramatic composition with a pictorial map at upper right depicting the Belgian Congo's (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) people, animals, art and costumes; at lower left is the portrait of a young Congolese.

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        The Sonnets of Michelangelo

      (London): Vision. (1950). Small octavo. Corners a bit bumped, a very good copy without dustwrapper. Bookplate of Leonard and Esther Baskin on the front pastedown, and an inscription dated in 1951 to Lennie from "the Estys", presumably Bill and Molly Esty. Baskin a bookplate for the Estys. From the library of the artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with an estate label designed by their son, Jonathan Shahn. Presumably Baskin gave the book to his sometimes collaborator Shahn. .

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        Prince Isadore A Novel

      [London]: Methuen, 1950. First edition. xvi, 176pp. Illustrated by Feliks Topolski. 1 vols. 12mo. Decorated paper boards, orange cloth spine with paper label. Near fine copy of this scarce title. First edition. xvi, 176pp. Illustrated by Feliks Topolski. 1 vols. 12mo. Inscribed on the flyleaf to Acton's friend Edward Eberly: "May this little book avert all evil eyes from my friend Edward and amuse his leisure moments! With all best wishes, from Harold."

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        The Glassblowers

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1950. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. 1950. First Edition. 40 pages. Signed by the author. Pictorial dust jacket over blue cloth boards. Firm binding to clean, lightly tanned pages with bright copy throughout. Light foxing to endpapers. Author's signature to title page and fep. Light water stains to boards particularly to edges. Rub wear to edges and bumped corners. Minor crushing and fraying to spine ends. Dulling of gilt lettering to spine. Light bubbling to gutters. Moderate shelf wear and markings to jacket with small water stains and surface tears to rear. Heavy creasing, rub wear and small tears to edges.

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        Phoenix.

      Adelaide: The Adelaide University Union, 1935-1950 - Nine volumes, octavo. Original illustrated warppers, yapp edges. Occasional light rubbing and small tears to the yapp edges, some very minor marks, but on the whole an exceptional set. Linocuts, woodcuts and photographs, as well as illustrated advertisements. First editions, all published, of the annual literary journal of the University of Adelaide out of which sprung the stridently modernist Angry Penguins group. The editorial in the first number of Phoenix trumpeted a new direction: "It is time to change. Original work is not called forth by a limp anaemic 'magazine', with a long name, an unmistakable 'chronicle' tradition, and a cover that is dim and dull. So it is not for the sake of novelty that we make all things new. We have no alternative. Here it is, without apology." The pre-war issues crucially feature early work by influential modernist poets and artists, including Max Harris and D. B. Kerr who, when the University of Adelaide shut down Phoenix due to its subversive nature in 1940, started the Angry Penguins magazine that would go on be the mouthpiece of Australian modernism. This set also includes the four post-war numbers that complete the run of the Phoenix (the Library of Australia notes that no number was published in 1947, and that 1950 was the final number). Other writers and artists involved include: John Dowie, Rex Wood, Rex Ingamells, Margaret McKellar Stewart, Clement Semmler, Alan Pilgrim, Charles Jury, Paul Pfeiffer, and Dorrit Black. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Wild Goats or Llamas with Cacti and Mountain top.

      Sussex, England: circa late 1940s-early1950s - Oil on Winsor and Newton's "Rathbone" Canvas board. 16 x 12 inches. Signed lower right. Osmond was born on 6 May 1900 in Orford, Suffolk, the son of the Rev. Percy Herbert Osmond (a clergyman with the Church of England) and his wife, Agnes Paulina (née Sadler), and grew up in Surrey where his father was appointed to the vicarage of Ewshot, near Farnham, in 1906. Osmond was educated privately and, from 1917, studied at Regent Street Polytechnic, earning his Art Teacher's Diploma and a Diploma in Art History in 1924. He taught part-time at Hastings College of Technology, Sussex, and at Hornsey College of Art whilst exhibiting his work, primarily painting in oils and illustrations in wash and line.Osmond was married to Constance M. Biggs, a sculpter who also exhibited at the Royal Academy, in 1927 and turned freelance in 1928, contributing illustrations to Hutchinson' Pie and to books, including a Reader's Library edition of Black Beauty (1932).He began writing and illustrating his own books in the early 1950s, the first of which, A Valley Grows Up, was published by the Oxford University Press in 1953. It went on to win the Carnegie Medal for the year's most outstanding children's book in 1954. That same year, Osmond began writing and illustrating the Animals of the World series for Oxford University Press (1954-57) which were widely praised for their depth and detail. Osmond subsequently wrote and illustrated a wide variety of books, including From Drumbeat to Tickertape (1960), a study of communication, The Artist in Britain, from the eighth to the twentieth century (1961), and Exploring Fashions and Fabrics (1967). He continued to produce popular books on animals and the peoples of other lands as well as illustrating The Thames Flows Down (1957), written by his wife under the pen-name Laurie Osmond.Osmond was a member of the Society of Industrial Artists and the Society of Authors. His death was registered in Lewes, E. Sussex, in 1981. ( [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le désir n'a pas de légende. 22 poèmes.

      PAB 1950 - . Plaquette in-12 en feuilles. E.O. 1/100 ex. num. au colophon manuscrit. Très bel envoi autographe de Lucien Becker à René Lacôte. Nombreuses corrections et ajouts manuscrits de Lucien Becker. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Boys Playing Shuttlecock. . Jianzi.( )

      Circa 1950s. - Watercolor on scroll. 88 x 47 cm.The shuttlecock was a small, rounded piece of leather or cork with a cone of feathers attached. In Chinese shuttlecock, or Jianzi, players try to keep the shuttlecock in the air by kicking it with their feet, similar to hacky sack. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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