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        Ur. Cahiers pour un dictat Culturel No. 1

      Paris: Ur, 1950. First edition. 8vo, 181 pp, illustrated wraps (by Serge De Turville). With an unknown signature to the presentation page, perhaps that of ownership. The debut issue of the periodical, issued the same year that Wolman, Lemaître and Serge Berna joined the movement, and one of the foundational documents of the movement. Three numbers of the first series were published. 7 numbers of a second series were issued much later, in the 1960's. A substantial statement, with CP-Matricon's brilliant outlining of the position of the movement in relation to scandal and silence, graphic works by Wolman, Dufrêne et al, Wolman, Brau and Matricon's "pour une mort synthétique", and a text on Lettriste painting, etc Lightly bumped at the spines, with light page toning, though the pages remain supple, and a touch of rubbing to the extremities, otherwise a remarkably unfaded near fine example. Exceedingly uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Division Leap, ABAA]
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        Manuscrit original de "Buenos Aires en Tinta China. Prologo."

      Buenos Aires 1950 - 2 pages manuscrites de cahier à spirales in-4. 42 lignes d'une écriture serrée, datées de "Buenos Aires, 25 de marzo de 1950", et signées J.L.B. Manuscrit autographe complet du Prologo (Préface) de l’ouvrage «Buenos Aires en tinta China», publié à Buenos Aires, Losada, en 1951. Cet ouvrage a été illustré par le peintre italien Attilio Rossi (1909-1994), qui séjourna en Argentine et au Mexique de 1935 à 1950, où il était l’ami de José Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Rafael Alberti, Octavio Paz, Diego Rivera etc. «Prologo. Que estas sensibles y precisas imágenes de nuestra querida ciudad sean obras de un espectador italiano es cosa que no debe asombrarnos. En lo arquitectónico, Buenos Aires tendió a apartarse de lo español como ya se había apartado en lo político; diferir de los padres es tal vez una fatalidad de los hijos. .» «.En algún tiempo, el concepto de paisajes urbanos debe haber sido paradójico; no sé quién lo A lo anterior se replicará que el estilo que he juzgado esencial está condenado a morir, ya que las nuevas construcciones lo ignoran y las antiguas no pueden aspirar a perpetuas. No está lejos el día en que no quede un solo patio ajedrezado, una sola puerta cancel. Realmente, no sé qué responder a esa objeción. Sé que Buenos Aires, alguna vez, dará con su otro estilo y que esas formas venideras preexisten (secretas y evasivas para mis ojos, claras para el futuro) en las deleitables páginas de este libro.» (Joint :) Buenos Aires in Tinta China. Dibujos de Attilio Rossi. Prologo de Jorge Luis Borges. Poema de Rafael Alberti. Editorial Losada. Buenos Aires. Acabado de imprimir el 29 de marzo de 1951. In-12, 186 pages. Toile éditeur, jaquettes illustrées conservées. (Jaquettes déchirées avec manques. Un coin du plat supérieur fragilisé. Rousseurs au fond des cahiers, près des coutures). Edition originale. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Veyssière Sigma]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        CEYLON

      Lincolns - Prager Publishers Ltd., 1950. hard cover. Good/Good. London: Lincolns - Prager Publishers Ltd. (1950). 255 pp. Introduction by L.C. Van Geyzel. Technical note by Bernard G. Thornley. Hardcover w/ dust jacket. Dust jacket worn at edges, points, and seams with large chips to the top inch of the spine. There is also a large reddish stain to the rear panel. Spine quite soiled. Personal library stamp on the title page, and a large inscription on the first fly leaf. Edge points worn to boards. There is some staining to the verso of the last five illustrations (not affecting the actual plates -- just on the rear). Some scattered foxing throughout, not affecting the plates.

      [Bookseller: Parnassus Book Service]
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        Education of a French Model: Kiki's Memoirs, Kiki Tells all - including an attempt on the virtue of her grandmother by an

      BOAR'S HEA BJS, NY 1950 - title cont.American soldier, tite page reads Edicatopm pf French Model the Loves, Cares, Cartoons and Caricatures of Alice Prin, originally souvenires Kiki in french and Kiki;s Memoirs in English, translated by Samuel Putnam and with an intro by Ernest Hemingway, dustjacket is torn & stained, bookplate to inside front cover, numerous black/white photos DATE PUBLISHED: 1950 EDITION: 179 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        He that plays the King. A view of the Theatre. With an Introductory Letter by Orson Welles.

      1950 - 8vo., original full red morocco lettered in gilt on spine with gilt centre tools. A near fine copy. First edition, Limited de Luxe Edition, 1 of 50 numbered copies printed for sale to members of The Collector's Book Club, specially bound, and signed by Kenneth Tynan. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        The Simple Art of Murder

      Hamish Hamilton, London 1950 - Maroon cloth titled in gilt. First British edition. Some insect nibbles to boards, bookshop stamp to ffep, foxing to textblock edge. Unmarked, sound binding, straight pages. The DJ in mylar is toned, edge-creased, chipped, and price-clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Die Rechnung ohne den Wirt [The Postman Always Rings Twice]

      Hamburg: Rowohlt. (1950). First. First German edition. Fine in a bright and attractive, near fine dustwrapper with slight chipping at the crown. A publisher's complimentary copy, rubberstamped as such, this copy was from Cain's own library. Provenance available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        MY CAMERA ON POINT LOBOS.; 30 Photographs and excerpts from E.W.'s daybook

      Yosemite National Park/Boston: Virginia Adams/Houghton Mifflin, 1950. First edition. Weston, Edward. Folio, 81 pp., 30 full-page plates. Spiral bound black paper over boards, printed in white ink. Very slight rubbing at the tips, else a near fine copy. The photo-illustrated dust jacket is creased, edge-chipped and the printed inner flap is present but detached and chipped at the edges; still a good or better example of the fragile and scarce dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Die Geschichte vom Hans im Chäfigli für Hans, Claudia u. Regula. Gezeichnet u. gemalt von der Gotte Nöle. (Privates Bilderbuch in Originalaquarellen).

      (Schweiz, ca. ) 1950 - 29,5x39,5 cm. (Aquarelle: 20,5x29 cm). Titel und 19 Blatt mit aquarellierten Federzeichnungen, montiert auf schwarzem Papier. Privater Halbleinwandband. Wer sich hinter der begabten Gotte Nöle versteckt, konnten wir nicht ausfindig machen. - Die Geschichte vom bösen Hans, der mit seinen Geschwistern, der Nöle und vielen Tieren einen Wanderzirkus gründet und mit dem verdienten Geld Mohrenköpfe kaufen und alle damit glücklich machen. Pädagogisch nicht ganz korrekt, aber wunderschön gezeichnet und sehr bunt bemalt. Dazu 3 weitere Aquarelle für Kinder derselben Künstlerin. - Einband mit Lichrand und etwas fleckig. Leinenstreifen am Rücken etwas angerissen.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        MO'ALLA. La tombe d'Ankhtifi et la tombe de Sébekhotep. Aquarelles de Youssef Khafaga, dessins de Vandier-D'Abbadie. Bibliothèque d'étude, T. XVIII

      Le Caire, Imprimerie de l'IFAO, 1950. - In-4 original softcover, VI-315pp, 97 fig. and XLIII plates (many folding), indice, bibliography. First edition. Back and first plate edge cover fading, but in very fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        The Road To Serfdom

      10th impression of the first U.S. edition hardcover in dust jacket (Chicago, 1950); prior owner front free end page, text unmarked; little age tone to text pages; tight bind; clean cloth cover bright gilt titling/decoration; dj acceptable: little sun fade along spine, rubbing and age tone along folds, short tears at spine ends and corners, a chip at spine head; flap price present HdC13ambib

      [Bookseller: DrPanglossBooks]
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        Le Dur Désir de Durer. The English translation is by Stephen Spender and Frances Cornford

      The Gray Falcon Press. London The Trianon Press, Philadelphia 1950 - Number 1426 of 1500 copies. Illustrated by Marc Chagall with a 2 colour hand-coloured frontispiece and numerous line drawings, many full-page. 1 vols. 4to. With two colour frontispiece reproduced by hand in the workshop of Daniel Jacomet under the control of Marc Chagall and black and white illustrations in the text. Illustrated by Marc Chagall with a 2 colour hand-coloured frontispiece and numerous line drawings, many full-page. 1 vols. 4to

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Original Letter

      Nairobi Kenya, 1950. Soft cover. Near Fine. Long, excellent 1 pp single spaced typed letter from Nairobi May 15 50 to Dear Bill and all the other Guys. Talking at length about his hunting incidents, incl. hitting a croc with a bow, seeing lions, lion hunting, and about the rhino that he ultimately had to shoot with a rifle. He continues to take chances and have thrills because after all "thrills are what keeps the heart in action." Signed The Old Bow & Arrow Shooter Howard Hill. A great letter. Near fine, one small closed tear on right side. Howard Hill letters are hard to come by.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        A Voyage To Lilliput and A Voyage To Brobdingnag Made By Lemuel Gulliver In The Year mdccii (Gulliver’s Travels)

      Limited Editions Club, New York, 1950; First Edition; #433 of a limited edition of 1500. Two volumes, the first Lilliputian-sized (3 1/2" x 2 1/2"), and the matching companion in folio (18 1/2" x 13 1/2"), housed together in the original slipcase with silk pull ribbons. Designed by legendary typographer Bruce Rogers and printed at The Aldus Printers. Each volume numbered and signed in initial by Rogers. Near Fine. Tiny edge bump on the shoulder of the spine panel of the folio volume at upper left one inch below the top extremity, and a microscopically shallow edge strike across the fore of the last 15 leaves of text block at upper right. The miniature volume retains the glassine wrapper, the folio does not. Clean, bright, crisp, board surfaces smooth and glossy, corners sharp, bindings tight, sound, and square. No bookplates, no ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind. Slipcase Very Good, unsoiled, bright, with minor wear of the outer paper covering at the corners, no splits or cracks, sturdy and sound in all respects.

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        AUX JARDINS DE MIRO]. Original double page colour lithograph by Joan Miro. Published for

      Derriere le Mirroir #29-30 1950 - 37x54cm. Unframed. Printed in colours. Excellent condition. Joan Miro (1893 - 1983), Spanish Catalan artist.

      [Bookseller: Garwood & Voigt]
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        The Maps of San Francisco Bay from the Spanish Discovery in 1769 to the American Occupation.

      The Book Club of California, 1950 - Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 77. LIMITED EDITION of 375 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press with Deepdene Text handset and Jansen linotype types on mold made paper. Folio. 12 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. (xii), 140, [2] pp. Title page printed in red and black with red Grahborn printer's device, headings and initials in red, facsimiles of 21 maps on 19 sheets (8 folding), bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Quarter red morocco, patterned paper over boards, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight, light scuff at head of spine. Includes the original prospectus and an order form from the Book Club of California, A List of Club Publications Available for Christmas Gifts, noting 3% California sales tax. Fine. "This book, which was three years in preparation, is of outstanding historical importance. It is the first and only work in its field. "Maps of San Francisco Bay" is a good instance of the reason for the existence of book clubs which publish books. No commercial publisher could have afforded to issue this one. The book went out of print on publication and has since become very difficult to procure. Included in the Exhibition of Western Books (Rounce & Coffin Club)." Magee. REFERENCES: Magee, The Hundredth Book, No. 77; Magee and Magee, Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1940-1956, No. 501. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Howell for Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs)

      [New York: Self-published circa 1950s] - Unique 44 page maquette, comb-bound quarto, of an apparently unrealized photobook together with a collection of 44 silver gelatin prints, each measuring 8 x 10 inches; 31 smaller, single weight silver gelatin prints of various sizes; 3 glossy 8 x 10 prints stamped to verso by the "New York Convention & Visitors Bureau"; and additionally a German language newspaper clipping illustrated with a photograph by Wronkow also found in the collection of loose prints, all housed in a vintage photo paper box. Of the 8 x 10 inch prints, 4 are signed in pencil to verso, another 4 have stickers with Wronkow's name and address, and many of the photographs have additional pencil notations and stamps, several referencing "Aufbau", the New York City based German-language Jewish émigré newspaper where her husband Ludwig Wronkow worked, eventually as editor-in-chief. Ursula Wronkow, along with her husband Ludwig and brother-in-law George Wronkow, fled their native Germany and emigrated to the US in 1938. Though not much is known about Wronkow's career, it appears she was a professional photographer with an abiding interest in documenting street life in New York City. The maquette paints a vibrant, kinetic portrait of New York, from Midtown to Central Park to Chinatown and Coney Island. The loose photographs continue in a similar vein, but also with a few images from Africa, India, and possibly southern Europe. Maquette is near fine in clear acetate covers; prints uniformly near fine. A compelling photographic archive by a little known émigré artist deserving of wider notice; currently there are no records of Ursula Wronkow found in OCLC. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, ABAA]
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        Archive of Helicopter Photographs

      N.p.: N.p., circa 1950s-1980s. Light wear from handling throughout, overall near fine in cardboard binders.. Extensive photographic collection of over 1000 helicopter pictures, most silver gelatin prints, collated into six 2 1/2-inch thick Leitz binders, and organized by manufacturer and model. Three binders are dedicated to the American company Bell Helicopters and are titled Bell, Bell UH-1, and UH1D; with two focused on the "Huey" model, widely used by the US Army during the Vietnam War. Two binders are titled SUD AVN ALII75-77 and SUD AVN ALII (F/BGS/Bw), both concentrated on the French helicopter maker Sud Aviation, and their then primary model, the Alouette. The fifth binder is titled Bölkow and is centered on the West German company of the same name; an additional clasp bound manila folder is laid in and contains more Bölkow images. The majority of the photographs were collected from a variety of military related sources such as press packets, presentation packets, tear sheets, and other such official disseminations; indeed some of the images, especially from Bell and Sud Aviation are stamped to verso with company name. However, there are also numerous snapshots more personal in origin. The organization of the folders documents the production and variations of the helicopters, often with nearly fetishistic attention to small details, like markings and graphics. While civilian deployment is documented, the overall tone and content is distinctly martial; the West German helicopter parks and French training exercises especially suggest the tense staging of European Cold War militarization. Although the exact purpose of this archive is unknown, certain clues (such as pages from a West German plastic modeling company) suggest an amateur enthusiast engaged in obsessive typological collation. Throughout, the high quality of the photographs are chillingly anonymous and professional. Taken as a whole, a phenomenal photographic archive and accidentally curated art object. An extensive catalogue about the archive entitled "From the Bunker" has been published by The Everyday Press.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc. ]
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        MY CAMERA ON POINT LOBOS.; 30 Photographs and excerpts from E.W.'s daybook

      Virginia Adams/Houghton Mifflin, Yosemite National Park/Boston 1950 - Folio, 81 pp., 30 full-page plates. Spiral bound black paper over boards, printed in white ink. Very slight rubbing at the tips, else a near fine copy. The photo-illustrated dust jacket is creased, edge-chipped and the printed inner flap is present but detached and chipped at the edges; still a good or better example of the fragile and scarce dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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        All Honorable Men

      Boston: Little Brown. Good in Poor dust jacket. 1950. First Edition. Cloth. 326 pp. spine and corners bumped and worn. Some light, small water spots on front board. Lower corner of front board water stained. Spine sunned. Prev owner's name on ffep, title page. Jacket is present, but rear flap and rear panel is separated. Large portions missing from jacket spine. Jacket front panel has tears. The complete account of the giant German industrial and financial combines subsidized the Nazis, and conspired to cripple Europe and America through pre-war agreements. Martin then goes on to show how the post-war program to dismantle these cartels was stopped by powerful industrial and financial interests on the Allied side, who wanted to get back to 'business as usual'.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

      [Bookseller: Riverwash Books]
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        THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES (Flat Signed)

      DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY 1950 - Stated First Edition, First Printing, Signed Beautiful Clean book and with the original unclipped jacket. Scarce Boldly Flat signed example in which Ray Bradbury signed his name in vibrant black felt tip with no other inscription to anyone. The book boast a stunning Art Deco/ oddly SciFi bookplate with the phrase ¿Nihil obstat?¿ which translates to ¿ a certification by an official censor that a book is not objectionable on doctrinal or moral grounds.¿, and depicts an image of creature trying to pry open a locked book. An usually striking bookplate apropos for this title. The true first edition of this title must have the first edition statement. The book is in beautiful condition with light green boards, with a slight touch of the typical mottling and toning to the cloth, and with dark red titles to spine. The book is clean and crisp with sharp corners and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The end papers and internal pages are clean, and flat, with slight overall age toning (along with with the remarkable bookplate and Bradbury¿s huge bold signature), otherwise no writing, no inscriptions, No marks, No writing, No stains, No smudges, No inscriptions, No bent pages and No foxing. Beautiful clean book internally appearing as unread. Boldly Signed by Bradbury in a large flamboyant signature in black felt tip which has seeped some slight ink to the verso of the page. Please see detailed images. The stunning original dust jacket has benefited from some very slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper convervator and presents in near fine condition. The dust jacket has No rips, No chips, No tears, No fading, No rubbing, No foxing and No stains. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $2.50. Striking dust jacket presenting the book beautifully! Please see detailed images. A scarce very handsome boldly signed example of this Bradbury title in beautiful internally crisp, clean collectible condition. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other SciFi listings [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        L'abbé C

      first edition on the current paper.Signed autograph of Georges Bataille to filmmaker Jean Grémillon.Back insolated, yellowed paper as usually. Les éditions de minuit Paris 1950 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        DE RE METALLICA

      New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1950. Hardcover. Very good/very good. 4to. Red cloth. Gilt lettering to spine. Blindstamped design to front board. In original illustrated dust jacket. Unclipped. SIGNED BY HERBERT HOOVER to cut sheet tipped onto first endpaper. Jacket toned, chipped from edges. Cloth lighltly shelf worn at edges. Otherwise sound, clean. With a TLS laid-in. First printing of the new 1950 Dover edition of Hoover's translation of Georgius Agricola's significant, early work on mining, originally published in 1556; this translation first printed by The Mining Magazine in London, 1912. With a bold, cut Hoover signature tipped onto the first endpaper and accompanied by an August 19, 1970 TLS from Lewis L. Strauss to the book's previous owner, Jesse C. Johnson: "Dear Jesse: / Here is the autograph / of Herbert Hoover to tip in / your copy of his DE RE METALLICA. / Faithfully yours, / Lewis / Lewis L. Strauss." Strauss served as former private secretary to Hoover during his tenure as head of the United States Food Administration and was later named the first commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission where he worked with Johnson, who served as head of the agency's division on raw materials and mining. Each of their papers reside at Stanford's Hoover Institution. An important mining and Presidential association.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        cobra 5: Internationale Zeitschrift für Moderne Kunst. Organ de Internationale des Artistes Expérimentaux. Deutsche Ausgabe. With original woodcut illustrations. by O. Hoffmann and M. Olyff, - With the tipped in textleaf by A. Jorn on yellow stock and the original lithograph by Pierre Alechinsky.

      Hannover, Druckerei Alois Wolpers, CDH 96, Warmbüchenkamp 2, 1950 - Quer-4°. 28 pages. OBr. (Gebrauchsspuren). With Asger Jorn s text Sozialistische Heringe, realistische Olfarben und Volkskunst and original hors-texte lithograph by Alechinsky. Printed in very limited numbers, the German issue of Cobra (No. 5) was banned in Germany until the 50s.- [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Internationalismus - Arno Kundlatsch]
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        THE EMPERORS [series title]

      [ New York], 1950. Folio. Plate size 45 x 37.5 cm, plus full margins. Series of six original etchings, with aquatint. Some faint smudges to a few margins, otherwise fine. A striking, atmospheric series of etchings depicting six Roman emperors, each being example #4 from an edition of fifty numbered impressions, each captioned, numbered and signed by the artist in the margin. The etchings are also titled in the plate: "Nero The Profligate," "Marcus Aurelius the Philosopher," "Constantine the Christian," "Great Caesar the Conqueror," "Augustus Father of Rome," and "Tiberius render Unto Caesar." Ritter (1906 - 1976) ran the Laurel Gallery in New York from 1947 - 1950, and published the work of a number of artists, including Milton Avery. It is possible that this series appeared at that time.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Poèmes de Charles d'Orléans. Manuscrits et illustré par Henri Matisse

      - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE GIL-ARTGIL SARL]
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        Small Archive Of Hundreds Of Sketches And Drawings By E Roscoe Shrader

      1950. 1st Edition. No Binding. Very Good. Original Sketches And Drawings. Signed by Illustrator(s). Small Archive Of Several Hundred Sketches And Drawings By E Roscoe Shrader, Circa 1940-1960. The Archive Consists Of Nine Folders: 1. Original Photograph Of Shrader, Brush And Palette In Hand, Smoking A Pipe, In Front Of His Painting Of A Boy On A Rock, Circa 1920'S. 2. Folder Of Loose Sheets, Including Pencil Drawing Of Monks Reading At Desks, Probably For A Bookplate; Four Pages Of Ink Sketches; 50 Sheets Of Pencil Sketches, One To Three Per Page; One Color Pencil Sketch Of A Family Picnic Beneath Trees, Ten Figures. 3. Black Three Hole Binder, With 39 Sheets, One To Four Drawings On Each Sheet, Pencil Sketches In Black And White. 4. Folder With 43 Sheets, Holes In Sides, Black Pencil Or Black Charcoal Pencil Sketches, Some With Several Images Per Sheet. 5. Folder With Sheets Bound In, Seven Pages Of Pencil Sketches, Seven Pages Of Color Sketches; Mountain Views. 6. Folder With Sheets Bound In, Twelve Pencil Sketches; Vegetation. 7. Folder With Pages Bound In, Twelve Pages Of Sketches, Some With Several Sketches Per Page. 8. Folder With Sheets Bound In, Seven Sheets In Black Pencil, Five In Color. 8. Folder With Loose Sheets Of Sketches, 24 Black In White, A Few With Sketches On Both Sides, And 12 In Color, Including One Watercolor. 9. Two Christmas Cards Illustrated By One Of His Paintings, Partially Handwritten. The Cover From A Harper's Weekly, Illustrated In Color By Shrader, And Eight B/W Clippings Of His Magazine Illustrations. Twelve Photographs Printed On Sheets, Showing Work Signed By A "Vasari", With Annotations; One Shown As Winning A Prize In Rome In 1937; We Assume Vasari Was One Of His Students. Several Letters From Shrader To His Wife Or Daughter, Letters From His Wife, A Christmas Gift Card To His Father (Original And In Draft). Edwin Roscoe Shrader (1878 - 1960), Painter, Illustrator, And Teacher, Began His Art Studies With William Lees Judson At Usc. Shrader'S Father Was A Professor And Chair Of The Physics And Chemistry Department At Usc. In 1902 Roscoe Enrolled At The Art Institute Of Chicago For Two Years, Studying With John C. Johansen And Thomas Wood Stevens (1880-1942). He Applied And Was Accepted To Howard Pyle'S School Of Illustration In Wilmington, Delaware; Under Pyle'S Guidance For Two Years (Until The School Closed In 1906), Shrader Became An Accomplished Illustrator Of Books And Magazines, With Clients Such As Harper'S, Century, And Scribner'S. He Was A Member Of The Art Colony In New Hope, Pa For Three Years Before Settling In Los Angeles In 1917. After Returning To California, Shrader Joined The California Art Club And Became A Teacher At The Otis Art Institute. In 1923, He Was Named Dean Of The Faculty, And Upon Retirement In 1949, Was Honored As Dean Emeritus Of Otis By County Supervisor John Anson Ford. In 1924 Shrader Was Elected President Of The California Art Club, A Position That He Would Hold Three Times. He Received A Silver Medal For The Wreck In The Cac'S 17Th Annual Exhibit (1926), And Was Awarded The Mrs. Keith Spalding Prize For Best Western Landscape Twice: For Pageant Of A Mountain Camp In The Cac'S 18Th Annual (1927) And For Grape Pickers Of La Cañada In Their 20Th Annual (1929). Shrader Played A Large Role In Helping Oil Heiress Aline Barnsdall Decide To Gift Her Famous Hollyhock House To The California Art Club To Use For Fifteen Years (1927-1942) Rent Free. Shrader Would Preside Over The First Black American Art Exhibit In Los Angeles, Held At The Hollyhock House (1929) As Well As Myriad Other Cac Activities. As Dean Of Otis, He Supported Education For Returning G.I.S, Fighting To Keep Them In Schools. The Cac Joined The G.I.S And The Otis Alumni At The Protests - Later Resulting In The First Annual G.I. Art Exhibit (1946), A Collaboration Between The Cac And The Veterans Administration. (Information From California Art Club).

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        Conan the Conqueror.

      New York: Gnome Press, Inc.,, 1950. Octavo. Original dark red cloth, titles to spine and front cover in black, brown map endpapers. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to foot of front free endpaper. An excellent bright copy in the jacket with slight rubbing to extremities, small nick to foot of spine, small mark to front flap. First edition, first impression. Although this is the first of the Conan books to be published it is Conan's final adventure, as well as being "the longest and most ambitious". The character of Conan first appeared in 1932 in Weird Tales magazine; the renowned fantasy magazine which also published H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos stories. This story was originally published in Weird Tales as The Hour of the Dragon between 1935 and 1936. Howard's "stories of bloody fantastic adventure remain the best in their subgenre".

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        Auto Do Possesso

      Cadernos do Clube de Poesia, Sao Paulo 1950 - 135 x 190 mm. Haroldo de Campos’s first book of poetry. Condition: Light toning and spotting to wraps, contents very good +. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tranches de savoir suivi du Secret de la situation politique

      First edition, one of 1,200 numbered copies on alfa paper, the only large paper copies after 50 on Marais. Handsome autograph inscription signed by Henri Michaux to Raymond Queneau.Spine very slightly faded as usual. L'âge d'or Paris 1950 12,5x19,5cm broché

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        Tresor de Livres Rares et Precieux ou Nouveau Dictionnaire Bibliographique

      Gorlich, Milano 1950 - 8 volumes (complete) Quarto. cloth. Describes more than 100,000 rare books and is particularly strong in German titles, thus supplementing Brunet. Together, Brunet and Grasse constitute the main key to notable antiquarian books published during the first four centuries of printing. Covers slightly dust soiled, some covers have minutely nibbled edges, edges very slightly browned, volume A-B spine stamping lightly rubbed, else fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scena dell'Apocalisse (II)

      [1950 circa] 1950 - Disegno a carboncino su carta cm. 63x48, firmato nell'angolo in basso a sin. 'F. Levasti'. Il ciclo dell'Apocalisse, suggeritole da Arrigo Levasti, occupò la pittrice dall'inizio degli anni '50 fino al '56. I primi disegni, forse anche il presente esemplare, furono esposti alla casa di Dante nel '50, altri furono presentati nella personale del '59. (Pubblicato in "Fillide Levasti 1883 - 1966, a cura di Valeria Masini, Spes, 1988, pp. 289 e 301)

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        L'herbe rouge

      Edition for which he seems to have been derived great papers notwithstanding the justification of the draw.Very rare autograph signed by Boris Vian for that book to Henri Carles: "In Grand Chief Henri Carles he be confused with Romeo."Below the autograph, the dedicatee scored some biographical notes pertaining to the existence of Boris Vian germanopratine: BORIS VIAN = BISON RAVI / club St Germain 13 Rue St Benoit, 13 Paris 6th / or Vernon Sullivan Boris Vian ditto / working together 1948-1953 Michelle and Boris / Our friend to all. Musicians, Barmann (sic) Rats St Germain, Journalists, writers etc. etc. not to mention the King Boubal.Cover art by Barbarossa.Rare and nice copy almost all of the draw ends pestle due to low sales recorded in this autograph dedication of the author. Toutain Paris 1950 11x18cm broché

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        Age of Scandal

      1950. First Edition . Signed. WHITE, T. H. The Age of Scandal. An Excursion through a Minor Period. London: Jonathan Cape, (1950). Octavo, original red cloth. $2800.First edition, author T.H. WhiteÂ’s own copy, inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: “The property of T.H. White. Please donÂ’t steal this my last copy. T.H. White.” This copy then further inscribed and presented by White from his library in 1957—White has crossed out this earlier inscription, initialed the hash marks, and penned beneath this, “Presented [and] released to John Gloag by T.H. White in person on May 29th, 1957. T.H.W. i.e. honestly come by.” This copy also with two lengthy footnotes to the text added by White in black ink and initialed by him.The first footnote penned by White covers the lower margins of pages 42-43, and reads “It may be a point worth mentioning that, to a gentleman of WalpoleÂ’s period, London itself was a brand new town—as new as Chicago is to a gentleman of our own day. It had been burned to the ground only 50 years before the birth of Walpole, and re-created by Sir Christopher Wren in what was then the height of modernity. T.H.W.” The second footnote, on page 44, reads “‘Do everything,Â’ Lord Chesterfield had written to his son, ‘in minuet-time; speak, think and move always in that measure.Â’ T.H.W.” Recipient Gloag was an English writer on furniture design and architecture; he also wrote several science fiction novels and historical fiction, including Artorius Rex (1977), set in the Arthurian milieu that White portrayed so memorably in The Once and Future King. “This is the first of his two volumes studying a minor period of the 18th century, between the Age of Reason and the Romantic Revival. The book deals mostly with historical characters an such well-known eccentrics as Horace Walpole, the Marquis de Sade, Dr. Johnson, George Selwyn, Admiral Byng and Queen Caroline Matilda of Denmark” (Gallix). Without scarce original dust jacket. Gallix A15. Bookplate of recipient. Old newspaper illustration tipped to rear pastedown.Spine gently sunned. A near-fine copy, with a very nice presentation from White to a fellow writer.

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        SOCREALISM: Capodristria 1.-8. X 1950. Mostra del Attivitˆ Economica del Circondario del Istria

      [Ljubljana : Blasnikova tiskarna ] 1950 - Lithograph in colour (Very Good, soft folds with tiny holes on crossings) 93 x 74 cm (36.7 x 29.1 inches). A large, attractively printed poster map shows the coastal area of Istria between Koper (Capodistria) in Slovenia in the north and Umag in Croatia in the south. The images show the produce of the region, as well as the industry and tourism. The poster is dominated by a gigantic figure of a muscly fisherman. The images are wrapped in string of flags, which includes a flag of Yugoslavia, Slovenia and Italian minority in Yugoslavia. The latter flag Ð which is a combination of Italian flag and a red star, was used from circa 1946 or 1947 on, until the 1990s. The poster was made for the occasion of the exhibition of the economical achievements after WWII in Koper, what was at the time zone B of the Free Territory of Trieste. After WWII the coastal territory around Trieste to Croatian cities in the south was divided into Zone A and B. The Free State of Trieste was dissolved in 1954, Zone A (save some minor border concessions in YugoslaviaÕs favour) was handed to Italy, while Zone B was given to Yugoslavia. is allocation was de facto accepted by both nations, although it was not formally agreed until the Treaty of Osimo (1975). Fortunately, today relations are amicable, as Slovenians in Trieste enjoy special cultural protections, while Italian speakers enjoy similar protections in Istria (now divided between the sovereign republics of Slovenia and Croatia). Koper became a part of Yugoslavia and is now a part of Slovenia. After the referendum a majority of Italian population. We could only trace two examples in the institutions worldwide.

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        Small Archive Of Hundreds Of Sketches And Drawings By E Roscoe Shrader

      1950. 1st Edition. No Binding. Very Good. Original Sketches And Drawings. Signed by Illustrator(s). Small Archive Of Several Hundred Sketches And Drawings By E Roscoe Shrader, Circa 1940-1960. The Archive Consists Of Nine Folders: 1. Original Photograph Of Shrader, Brush And Palette In Hand, Smoking A Pipe, In Front Of His Painting Of A Boy On A Rock, Circa 1920'S. 2. Folder Of Loose Sheets, Including Pencil Drawing Of Monks Reading At Desks, Probably For A Bookplate; Four Pages Of Ink Sketches; 50 Sheets Of Pencil Sketches, One To Three Per Page; One Color Pencil Sketch Of A Family Picnic Beneath Trees, Ten Figures. 3. Black Three Hole Binder, With 39 Sheets, One To Four Drawings On Each Sheet, Pencil Sketches In Black And White. 4. Folder With 43 Sheets, Holes In Sides, Black Pencil Or Black Charcoal Pencil Sketches, Some With Several Images Per Sheet. 5. Folder With Sheets Bound In, Seven Pages Of Pencil Sketches, Seven Pages Of Color Sketches; Mountain Views. 6. Folder With Sheets Bound In, Twelve Pencil Sketches; Vegetation. 7. Folder With Pages Bound In, Twelve Pages Of Sketches, Some With Several Sketches Per Page. 8. Folder With Sheets Bound In, Seven Sheets In Black Pencil, Five In Color. 8. Folder With Loose Sheets Of Sketches, 24 Black In White, A Few With Sketches On Both Sides, And 12 In Color, Including One Watercolor. 9. Two Christmas Cards Illustrated By One Of His Paintings, Partially Handwritten. The Cover From A Harper's Weekly, Illustrated In Color By Shrader, And Eight B/W Clippings Of His Magazine Illustrations. Twelve Photographs Printed On Sheets, Showing Work Signed By A "Vasari", With Annotations; One Shown As Winning A Prize In Rome In 1937; We Assume Vasari Was One Of His Students. Several Letters From Shrader To His Wife Or Daughter, Letters From His Wife, A Christmas Gift Card To His Father (Original And In Draft). Edwin Roscoe Shrader (1878 - 1960), Painter, Illustrator, And Teacher, Began His Art Studies With William Lees Judson At Usc. Shrader'S Father Was A Professor And Chair Of The Physics And Chemistry Department At Usc. In 1902 Roscoe Enrolled At The Art Institute Of Chicago For Two Years, Studying With John C. Johansen And Thomas Wood Stevens (1880-1942). He Applied And Was Accepted To Howard Pyle'S School Of Illustration In Wilmington, Delaware; Under Pyle'S Guidance For Two Years (Until The School Closed In 1906), Shrader Became An Accomplished Illustrator Of Books And Magazines, With Clients Such As Harper'S, Century, And Scribner'S. He Was A Member Of The Art Colony In New Hope, Pa For Three Years Before Settling In Los Angeles In 1917. After Returning To California, Shrader Joined The California Art Club And Became A Teacher At The Otis Art Institute. In 1923, He Was Named Dean Of The Faculty, And Upon Retirement In 1949, Was Honored As Dean Emeritus Of Otis By County Supervisor John Anson Ford. In 1924 Shrader Was Elected President Of The California Art Club, A Position That He Would Hold Three Times. He Received A Silver Medal For The Wreck In The Cac'S 17Th Annual Exhibit (1926), And Was Awarded The Mrs. Keith Spalding Prize For Best Western Landscape Twice: For Pageant Of A Mountain Camp In The Cac'S 18Th Annual (1927) And For Grape Pickers Of La Ca?ada In Their 20Th Annual (1929). Shrader Played A Large Role In Helping Oil Heiress Aline Barnsdall Decide To Gift Her Famous Hollyhock House To The California Art Club To Use For Fifteen Years (1927-1942) Rent Free. Shrader Would Preside Over The First Black American Art Exhibit In Los Angeles, Held At The Hollyhock House (1929) As Well As Myriad Other Cac Activities. As Dean Of Otis, He Supported Education For Returning G.I.S, Fighting To Keep Them In Schools. The Cac Joined The G.I.S And The Otis Alumni At The Protests - Later Resulting In The First Annual G.I. Art Exhibit (1946), A Collaboration Between The Cac And The Veterans Administration. (Information From California Art Club).

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