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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)

      [Bookseller: TABERNA LIBRARIA - ALAI - ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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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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        Ceylon

      1950. First Edition . WENDT, Lionel. Lionel WendtÂ’s Ceylon. London: Lincolns-Prager, (1950). Quarto, original full black cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $1800.First edition, illustrated with 120 photogravures of Ceylon by Wendt.“Lionel WendtÂ’s Ceylon is typical of his photographic style-pictorialist-modernist in the English mode-and illustrates a clash of two cultures, with Wendt looking at his own culture almost like an outsiderÂ… Ostensibly a book of personal travel photographs, the usual tropes of the genre are here-lush landscapes, architectural and people studies-all heavily idealized. But there are also a fair number of nude studies, of both males and femalesÂ… These are typically pictorialist in style, with some Surrealist photomontages thrown in to show that Wendt was thoroughly up-to-date” (Parr&Badger II, 98). Small bookseller ticket.Book fine, beautiful price-clipped dust jacket with expert tape reinforcement to spine head verso. An about-fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        PAPERMAKING BY HAND IN AMERICA

      Chillicothe, Ohio: Mountain House Press, 1950. First Edition, one of 210 copies signed by Dard Hunter. With a hand-coloured frontispiece, numerous illustrations, tipped-in samples and labels. Folio (18 by 12.5 inches), in the original linen backed decorative paper-covered boards, the spine with a paper label lettered and decorated in black and red. Housed in a morocco backed buckram covered box with gilt lettering. 326 pp. An especially fine and handsome copy, the textblock pristine, the binding equally well preserved, the original prospectus for the book, and an invitation to the event with Dard Hunter honouring the publication are affixed to front endleaves. Some age evidence to the protective box. A VERY FINE COPY OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK BY DARD HUNTER, THE LAST AND MOST AMBITIOUS WORK TO COME FROM HUNTER’S PRESS. The colophon states 210 copies were produced, but in his book, MY LIFE WITH PAPER, Hunter says it had only been possible to produce 180 of them. The book took several years of work to produce. It has a hand-coloured frontispiece, 96 facsimiles on specially made paper, 27 reproductions of early American watermarks made in exacting imitation of the originals and 42 full-size reproductions of old paper labels specially printed on paper made to emulate the original labels in the Paper Museum.

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        Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

      1950. First Edition . Signed. WILLIAMS, Tennessee. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone. (New York): New Directions, (1950). Octavo, original yellow-stamped black cloth, original dust jacket. $2400.First trade edition, issued simultaneously with the signed limited edition, of WilliamsÂ’ first novel, inscribed by him: “To Bob and Jack, may the twain never part, with love, Tennessee.”Williams wrote that his goal in The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone ""was to arouse compassion for a sensitive nature, and how the awful obsession with power and fame change a once fine person into a caricature."" His friend Donald Windham called it Williams' ""first fictionalized self-portrait after his success—and it displays a hair-raising degree of self knowledge"" (Spoto, Kindness of Strangers, 166). First printing: with no edition or printing statement on copyright page. Crandell A.9.1.b. The recipients of this inscribed copy are very likely Jack Fricks and Robert Hines, Williams' longtime friends and confidants.Text fresh, faint mark to front board; minor edge-wear to colorful price-clipped dust jacket. An about-fine inscribed copy.

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        Framed Signed Program

      1950 - Early jazz innovator. He started as a clarinetist but later turned to soprano saxophone, playing with Duke Ellington and Noble Sissle. Two-page program for a performance in Germany; framed to 4.75 x 3.25 inches. The image shows Bechet holding his saxophone -- no date, circa 1950. Signed in full with a blue ball-point pen. Double-matted in light brown and white; set in a dark, decorative frame measuring 13.5 x 12 inches. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Monte-Carlo.

      No date. Ca. 1950s. Vintage color poster, 39 x 24 1/2 inches. Professionally conserved: 6 inch tear to mid upper edge, 4 inch tear in lower margin, 4 short tears on right edge now mended and minimized; single pinhole in each corner, horizontal crease across center of poster, tape residue on verso (barely visible from front); clean, bright condition. One of Jean-Gabriel Domergue's lithe beauties with a giant bouquet of colorful flowers. While the poster is a photo offset lithograph, the richness of the color printing gives the look of a lithograph, making for a stunning, joyful image. "Imprimerie Nationale - Monaco" at lower right edge.

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        Plakat - Kämpft gegen die modernen Vögte gegen Trusts und Monopole. Für Frieden, Arbeit, Brot, fürd en sozialen Fortschritt wählt Partei der Arbeit. Lithographie.

      Zürich, Gebr. Maurer, ca. 1950 128 x 90,5 cm, Zustand A.Versand D: 20,00 EUR Plakate - Politik Soziale Bewegung - Sozialismus

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        Some Tame Gazelle - SIGNED and with pencil list of Characters in the Author's Hand

      Cape, 1950 A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1950. Some wear to head and tail of the spine, and inner rear joint. A little loose in the binding. A very good example. Small early ownership name on front end paper. List in pencil identifying the characters in the Author's hand. Pym has written which character was based on friends, family etc. A very interesting list of names, including her sister Hilary. In a near fine unclipped second issue wrapper with a little wear to the corners. A fantastic find.[removed][removed]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Archive of Helicopter Photographs

      N.p.: N.p. circa 1950s-1980s - 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. Light wear from handling throughout, overall near fine in cardboard binders.

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        London Britain.

      London.: British Travel and Holidays Association.. No date. Ca. 1950?. Color poster, sheet size 39 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches. Professionally restored and mounted on linen, very good condition. George Ayling (1887-1960) had a long career with posters featuring his work appearing from the 1930s. This beautiful impressionistic view of the "House of Commons and the House of Lords, together with such adjuncts as Big Ben and Historic Westminster Hall...collectively known as The Palace of Westminster." .

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        Die Möbel.

      Berlin, Deutscher Kunstverlag 1950 - Groß-8°. 36 cm. 122 Seiten, [46] Blatt. Original-Leinenband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. (= Karl Friedrich Schinkel Lebenswerk. Herausgegeben von der Akademie des Bauwesens. Band 6). 1. Auflage. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Einband angestaubt. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. With many illustrations. Original cloth binding. Cover lightly spotted. Nearly fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Katze). Originalfotografie. Gelatinesilber. Vintage. 20,2 x 25,2 cm. Passepartout.

      (Limoges um ) 1950 - Der aus Wien gebürtige Künstler lebte seit 1900 in Berlin. Er ist, gemeinsam mit seiner Lebensgefährtin Hannah Höch (1917-1922), ein Pionier der Fotocollage. Als Entarteter Künstler seit 1933 im Exil, lebte er seit 1944 bis zu seinem Tod in Limoges. - Minimale Knickspuren. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        Equilibrium Points in N-Person Games

      1950. First Edition . NASH, John. “Equilibrium Points in N-Person Games.” IN: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume 36, Number 1, pp. 48-49. Easton, Pennsylvania: Mack Printing, January 15, 1950-December 15, 1950. Large octavo, contemporary black cloth. $1600.First edition of the complete journal volume containing the first publication of the Nash Equilibrium, which forever changed the fields of game theory and economics.Published shortly after Nash received his Ph.D. in 1950, this is the first and most influential of only three articles directly derived from NashÂ’s thesis research. As a graduate student at Princeton, Nash encountered game theory, which had been recently articulated by John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern. While their theory dealt with two-person zero-sum games, or “pure rivalries,” Nash explored rivalries with the possibility of mutual gain, where each player acts independently and no outside authority makes sure that players stick to predetermined rules. His idea that any game such as this has one equilibrium point became known as the “Nash equilibrium,” a founding concept in analyzing economic behavior, and the one for which he won the Nobel Prize in 1994. NashÂ’s devastating struggle with schizophrenia, which propelled him out of elite mathematics for decades, was chronicled in Sylvia NasarÂ’s award-winning biography, A Beautiful Mind, and by the film, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2002. Ex-libris Library of Congress, with expected notations and a single duplicate stamp.Text generally fine. A handsome and extremely desirable copy of one of the most significant mathematical papers of the 20th century.

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        La nuit du rose-hôtel

      - Gallimard, Paris 1950, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle copie della stampa. Preziosa e bella dedica manoscritta firmata dall'autore (Andrew) Rolland di Reneville: "... (Per R. R ...) Sul pavimento della vecchia lana, boa constrictor, lungo otto metri mentre peeling cintura d'argento intimamente Hairy leone Atlas con gli occhi pensosi ... "Mors strofinata leggermente con una lacrima incollato lunghezza, due punti luminosi sulla prima guardia, lievi tracce di sfregamento sulla copertina. Prefazione di André Breton. Autografi spedizioni Maurice Boschetto è rara. Fonte: Biblioteca di André Rolland Reneville. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux et très bel envoi autographe signé de Maurice Fourre à (André) Rolland de Renéville : "... (Pour R. de R...) Sur le tapis de la laine usagée, le boa constrictor, de huit mètres de long, tout écaillé d'argent, ceinture intimement le lion chevelu de l'Atlas aux yeux songeurs..." Mors légèrement frottés comportant une déchirure recollée en pied, deux taches claires sur la première garde, légères traces de frottements sur le premier plat. Préface d'André Breton. Les envois autographes de Maurice Fourré sont rares. Provenance : bibliothèque de André Rolland de Renéville.

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        FUMETTI RACCOLTA 01

      FUMETTI RACCOLTA n. 1 PISTE ARDENTI supplemento al n. 9 di Fumetti Edizioni Alpe 1 maggio 1950 bross. ed. 18 x 24 cm b/n Stato di conservazione: BUONO/OTTIMO! Di resa. Prima raccolta di FUMETTI. contiene i numeri 1-2-3

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        Petite cosmogonie portative

      Gallimard 1950 - - Gallimard, Paris 1950, 19x12cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 43 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers après 8 Hollande. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 43 numbered copies on pur fil, the only large paper copies after 8 Hollande. A good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Dialogue with Solitude

      , 1950. 1950. First Edition . Signed. HEATH, Dave. A Dialogue with Solitude. New York: Community Press / Horizon, 1965. Quarto, original gray cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $6000.First edition of Heath

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        General Service English Wall Pictures scenes of daily life by E. Skilton - COMPLETE SERIE OF 8 SCENES : 1- Beach holidays 2-Farm 3- Country Life 4- Living room & Family 5- Street & Traffic 6- Harbor & Industry 7- Office & Working Day 8 -Train Station

      Lowe & Brydone (printers) Ltd/ London, 1950. 710 x 980 cm. Good condition. Chromolitographs on linen-textured paper. 

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        The Little Fire Engine

      Max Parrish & Co. Ltd, London, [1950] First edition, first impression.Oblong quarto. Original pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers, red topstain. In the pictorial dust jacket.A lovely copy in the dust jacket with a longish internally repaired tear to the upper panel. An attractive example of the second of Greene's four books written for children with illustrations by his sometime lover Dorothy Craigie. The first impression was issued in two bindings: yellow cloth lettered in red and the pictorial boards as in the present copy.[94]

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        American Fishing Books

      1950. WETZEL, Charles M. American Fishing Books. Newark, Delaware: [Wetzel], 1950. Quarto, original three-quarter black morocco gilt, raised bands, blue linen boards. $1700.Signed limited first edition, number 78 of only 200 copies, of this history of piscatorial publishing and bibliography of American imprints, illustrated with 34 facsimiles, signed by the author.“Prior to 1800 nothing of importance had been written either on the subject of fish or fishing in AmericaÂ… It remained for Samuel L. Mitchill and Constantine Samuel Rafinesque to furnish the impetus which marked the beginning of our knowledge of the fish existing in this countryÂ… The outgrowth of the following catalogue resulted from the amassing of a card index file of books relating to American fish and fishing. The original intent or purpose of the file was to have conveniently at hand a list of the fishing books in my collection; however, as time went on, it was broadened to include practically everything written on the subject.” A fine signed copy. Scarce.

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        Hrsg. v. Edgar Jené u. Max Hölzer.

      Klagenfurt, Haid, 1950 u. Paris, Edition Surréalistes, o.J. (1953). 2 Hefte. 96 S.+12 Abb., 32 S.+ 8 Abb. OBrosch. (Alles Erschienene). Anthologie surrealistischer Texte und Bilder v. J. Arp, A. Artaud, A. Breton, M. Guttenbrunner, J. Heisler, M. Hölzer, B. Peret, P. Celan (6 Gedichte), J. Gracq, V. Brauner u.v.a. - Heft 1: stockfleckig, Gbrsp. 2. Heft: leichte Gbrsp. - Zusammen von großer Seltenheit. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Anthologie

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

      1950 - 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). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Out of My Later Years

      1950. First Edition . Signed. EINSTEIN, Albert. Out of My Later Years. New York: Philosophical Library, (1950). Octavo, original navy cloth gilt, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $12,500.First edition of Einstein's second collection of social science-related articles, addresses, speeches, letters and papers covering the period before, during and after World War II, signed on the title page by him.Commenting on the potential conflict of science and politics, Albert Einstein once turned to an assistant and sighed, ""Yes, time has to be divided this way between politics and our equations"" (DSB). In this continuation of his first collection of essays, The World As I See It (1934), Einstein offers further thoughts crossing that divide, mirroring his political, social, philosophical and scientific concerns. Drawn from articles, speeches, letters and various papers, all written from 1934 to 1950, with many published here for the first time, the book includes selections on science, ethics, public affairs, issues in Jewish history, the dilemma of modern war and tributes to figures such as Marie Curie, Isaac Newton and Mahatma Gandhi. This work was issued in a number of different cloths and dust jackets, and there continues to be bibliographic uncertainty about some points; this copy's cloth and jacket is commonly identified as first edition. Owner signature. Small owner card tipped to half title. Single laid-in leaf (4-1/2 by 7 inches) of provenance in early inked cursive dated Sept 22, 1953, stating in part: ""When I was attending a lecture at Princeton [unclear word] Albert Einstein personally signed my copy of 'Out of My Later Years' Princeton 1953.""Text very fresh, tiny bit of rubbing to spine ends of cloth; lightest edge-wear to bright dust jacket. An about-fine copy.

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        Saturne

      - Gallimard, Paris 1950, 22,5x29cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edizione originale. Il legame di editor di cartone flessibile pieno. autografo prezioso firmato Compagno della Liberazione al Compagno della Liberazione "Per il suo amico Remy, Andre Malraux." Iconografia. Indietro insolated, copia completa della giacca. Una macchia sul retro. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage souple. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Compagnon de la Libération à Compagnon de la Libération : "Pour Rémy son ami, André Malraux." Iconographie. Dos insolé, exemplaire complet de sa jaquette. Une tache sur le dos.

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        Notes on a Horse Thief

      1950. First Edition . Signed. FAULKNER, William. Notes on a Horsethief. Greenville, Mississippi: Levee Press, 1950. Slim octavo, original pictorial green cloth. $2200.Signed limited first edition, number 588 of 975 signed by Faulkner.The New York Times praised Notes on a Horsethief as ""at once a brilliantly told story of a manhunt and a subtly woven allegory on man's fate"" (Blotner, 539). ""The stolen racehorse recaptures a Mark Twain-like America, before war, commercialization, publicity-it is Faulkner at his most nostalgic, when he could be a believer"" (Karl, 761). It is the only of Faulkner's works first published in his home state of Mississippi. No slipcase was issued with this limited edition. Petersen A30.1. A fine signed copy.

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        South Wales Coals the World's Best.

      E. V. Hewlett. South Wales Coals the World's Best. Original lithograph in colours, published by the South Wales Trade Recovery and Expansion Committee, c.1950. 1020 x 1720 mm. £750

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        Scena dell'Apocalisse (II)

      [1950 circa]. 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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        Les matinaux

      First edition, one of 65 numbered copies on pure wire, deluxe edition after 6 and 28 Madagascar Holland. Binding half morocco cherry, back with five nerves, golden tail date supervision of a net gilded on the marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats cherry, preserved covers and backs (back insolated), gilded head, elegant binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Nice copy pleasantly established. Gallimard Paris 1950 12x19cm relié

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        Inscribed and triple-signed photograph of Winston S Churchill, his son Randolph, and daughter-in-law June Churchill walking arm in arm during Randolph's February 1950 campaign for Parliament

      Daily Graphic, 1950. Photograph. This is a striking, triple-signed February 1950 image of then-Leader of the Opposition Winston S. Churchill striding arm-in-arm with his daughter-in-law, June, and son, Randolph, in the constituency Randolph would lose that month to future Labour Leader Michael Foot.  Inked at the bottom of the image is: “For W. H. Hobbs – Devonport February 1950”.  Below and to the left is the signature of “Winston S. Churchill”. To the right is the signature of “June S. Churchill”, below and to the right of which is the signature of “Randolph S. Churchill”.  The photo measures 9.75 x 7.75 inches.  The only notation other than the inscription and signatures of the Churchills is “DAILY GRAPHIC | COPYRIGHT” ink-stamped on the lower right verso.  Condition of the photo approaches very good, showing light scuffing, trivial blemishes, and minor wear to edges, the verso with spotting and tape residue and minor scarring at corners.  The photo is removably mounted in an 11x14 wood frame with acid-free, archival mat.  This photo is not only striking and particularly noteworthy signed thus, but also a poignant reminder of the disappointments that marked RandolphÂ’s life and his relationship with his father.  Devonport is in the City of Plymouth in the constituency twice unsuccessfully contested by Randolph. His opponent, future Labour Leader Michael Mackintosh Foot (1913-2010), first won the seat in the same July 1945 General Election in which Winston lost his wartime premiership to LabourÂ’s Clement Attlee.  Foot defeated Randolph in the February 1950 General Election by 3,483 votes.  In the General Election of October 1951 – RandolphÂ’s final attempt to return to Parliament – he lost again to Foot (this time by 2,390 votes).  Despite RandolphÂ’s own failure, this same election returned his fatherÂ’s Conservatives to majority and Winston to 10 Downing Street for his second and final premiership.  Notwithstanding election rivalry, Foot would say: “I belong to the most exclusive club in London; the friends of Randolph Churchill.”  During the 1950 campaign, it would seem that RandolphÂ’s friends were in short supply; it was reportedly Foot and his wife who looked after the rival candidate, sobering him up and seeing him on his train after he had been abandoned by his own party activists. (Morgan, Michael Foot: A Life)  Foot became Labour Party leader in 1980, losing his position when Labour lost the General Election to Thatcher in 1983.  Randolph (1911-1968) had Churchillian gifts which he ultimately failed to fully refine and apply.  British historian Andrew Roberts has said: “Aside from his heroically dismal manners, his gambling, arrogance, vicious temper, indiscretions, and aggression,” Randolph “was generous, patriotic, extravagant and amazingly courageous.”  Randolph dwelt in his fatherÂ’s shadow and often disappointed him.  Nonetheless, “Winston Churchill never let the sun go down upon his wrath, and when RandolphÂ’s idleness ended in lecture tours and races for Parliament, he lent his support, even when his sonÂ’s campaigns were politically unhelpful to him. During World War II, when Randolph served with distinction in North Africa and Yugoslavia, Winston entrusted him with sensitive tasks which he performed with skill and discretionÂ… After the war, Churchill willed his invaluable archive to Randolph; and in 1959, he bestowed the ultimate accolade by inviting Randolph to be his official biographer.” (Richard Langworth) Perhaps symbolically, Randolph completed only the first two volumes before he died in 1968.  June Churchill nee Osborne (1922-1980) was RandolphÂ’s second wife, from 1948-1961.  Their marriage produced RandolphÂ’s second child and only daughter, Arabella.  Provenance of this photo is the family of the recipient, W. H. Hobbs, who served in the Royal Navy with distinction during the Second World War, receiving the Distinguished Service Cross, and was reportedly a Plymouth Councilor in 1950 when this photograph was inscribed for him.

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        A collection of jewellery and ephemera.

      Germany and Argentina, apparently 1930s-1950s. - A ms. workbook; 4 bracelets; 3 brooches; a pendant; a typed letter signed; a typed airmail envelope. Comprises: Emilie Schindler's manuscript workbook containing 60 pp. of German-Spanish translation notes, made in preparation for the Schindlers' move to Argentina in 1949, along with other notes; a collection of jewellery comprising four bracelets, three brooches and one pendant from the collection of Emilie Schindler; an airmail envelope sent from Oskar to Emilie Schindler, dated 2 July 1957; a typed letter signed by Emilie Schindler, dated 11 June 1997, to the General Consul Dieter Koepke in Bonn, asking for legal assistance from the German consulate in Buenos Aires. - Together with her husband Oskar, Emilie Schindler (née Pelzl) helped to save the lives of at least 1,200 Jews during World War II by employing them in his enamelware and munitions factories, providing them immunity from the Nazis. She was recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Israel's Yad Vashem in 1994. - Provenance: From the estate of Emilie Schindler and thence by descent. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Programming a Computer for Playing Chess

      1950. SHANNON, Claude. Programming a Computer for Playing Chess. IN: The Philosophical Magazine. Vol. XLI. Seventh Series. January-December 1950. Pages 256-75. London: Taylor & Francis, 1950. Octavo, modern three quarter crushed morocco gilt, raised bands. $2500.First publication of the first technical paper on programming computers to play chess, in which Claude Shannon outlines the problems involved and proposes innovative solutions.“Since the mid-1940s, scientists had aimed to create a thinking machine, an apparatus that could compete with or even surpass the human brain in logical operations, pattern recognition, problem solving and even language. Chess was found to be a useful testing ground because of its combination of simple rules and mind-bending complexityÂ… Shannon was fascinated by chessÂ’ potential in the pursuit of what he called ‘mechanized thinking.Â’ But he became convinced that computer chess and other AI pursuits should not be modeled on human thoughtÂ… Computers, at least as they were understood then, could calculate very quickly, following programmed instructions. This particular strength—and limitation—of computers suggested a different route for AI, a new sort of quasi-intelligence based on mathematical computation. Chess would be a central proving ground for this new type of intelligence. Theoretically, at least, the game could be fully converted into one long mathematical formula” (Shenk, 201, 211). In this, the first technical paper on computer chess, Shannon “did not present a particular chess program, but discussed many of the basic problems involvedÂ… ShannonÂ’s paper is chiefly remembered for the specific answers he proposed” (Origins of Cyberspace 882). A fine copy.

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        Trinidad and Tobago. Incomparable Caribbean Isle.

      Trinidad & Tobago Tourist Board. No date. Ca. 1950s. Vintage screenprinted color poster, 33 1/4 x 22 1/4 inches. Professionally conserved with all short edge tears now mended and minimized, pinhole in each corner, some soft creasing from rolling including one horizontal crease across the lower image in text area, lightly stained area at upper left corner (scarcely noticeable in image), a few spots of light soiling or wear, some light crackling to silkscreen color, previous owner's name stamped repeatedly on verso (not affecting front); still good, bright condition. A vibrant image featuring three drummers. "Printed in U.S.A." at lower right corner.

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        SCAMP

      London: John Lehman. 1950. First edition, first printing. 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. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        2 Vintage Abz

      approx 17 x 23 cm condition: original silver gelatine prints, good condition, minor stains at the corners and margins. Leichte Ecksch

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        Dialogue with Solitude

      1950. First Edition . Signed. HEATH, Dave. A Dialogue with Solitude. New York: Community Press / Horizon, 1965. Quarto, original gray cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $6000.First edition of Heath’s seminal photobook, featuring 82 vibrant duotone plates, this scarce association copy signed by photographer Margery Lewis Smith, longtime partner of this book’s dedicatee, renowned photographer W. Eugene Smith.Shortly after its publication in 1965, Dave Heath’s Dialogue with Solitude was recognized as one of the decade’s most important photobooks. “Working under the heady influences of Robert Frank, Aaron Siskind and Eugene Smith, Heath forged a style that felt at once intimate and reportorial… Dialogue with Solitude is a period piece that resonates” (Village Voice). “A book that has achieved cult status,” Heath’s photobook is particularly noted for its attempt “to photograph internal emotions… [by investigating] the essential solitude of an individual through a series of sequences” (Parr & Badger II:104). MoMA curator John Szarkowski praised Heath’s luminous images for combining “the freedom and spontaneity of the small-camera approach with a rare formal intensity and precision. His pictures possess stability, simplicity and great emotional fire.” Arranged in ten sequential sections, the work is anchored by “several photos Heath made while serving in Korea in 1953, a year that he describes as his ‘defining moment’ as a photographer” (Village Voice). This notable copy is from the library of photographer Margery Lewis Smith and is signed by her. Smith was the longtime partner of the book’s dedicatee W. Eugene Smith, who is paid further tribute in Heath’s preface, praising him as one who “chose, as an affirmative value of life, engagement in and commitment to the human spirit.”Book fine; small closed tears, light rubbing to bright near-fine dust jacket. A near-fine copy with a notable association.

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        A Hornbook for Witches - Poems of Fantasy

      Sauk City: Arkham House. Sauk City, Arkham House, 1950. First Edition. First Impression. Frances L. Penny's copy thence to George Locke "Ownership signature of Frances L. Perry date 11.1.1951. Holograph poems by Drake on endpapers and prelims but perry. No dust jacket. Very good, slight foxing. Many poems denoted on contents page with ticks. Perry was a member of the Society of the Inner Light, Dion Fortune's offshoot of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, in the 40s-50s. Of the six poems transcribed by Perry into the book, one "The Vision" is also printed there. The others, which I am sure were composed by Drake, are: 'Six Merry Farmers', 'Out', 'Revenant', 'The Mermaid' and, on the rear endpaper, 'Red Ghosts of Kentucky'. They were probably transcribed from magazine appearances, but it is possible that Drake may have sent or given copies to Perry." More recent research suggests that George was correct regarding the magazine appearances as the titles can be found in various places such as Weird Tales. [5779, Hyraxia Books]. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1950.

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        Entomologist's Gazette: A Journal of Palaearctic Entomology Vol. 1-67

      1950-2016. 67 vols, col + b/w plates, text figs. Paperback. In parts as issued. A complete run, lacking only indexes to vols 6-8, 11-15. Some rusting to staples in early issues.

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