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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1949 Through November/December1950

      British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: "Photos of destruction - the result of heavy year-end storms and gale-velocity winds; Interesting photos of construction and construction gangs; $15 million spent on Plant in 3-Year Span; Charles Fisher, Nelson District Manager, Retires; Two veteran Construction Foremen retire - Frank Townsend and James McDevitt; Vancouver Commercial Department reorganized; The Pioneer Trail, by Ken Cowper; Good-bye to Bayview - hello Cedar-Cherry automatic installation; Company fails to meet full divident requirements; Traffic Department Reorganization; Viola Simmons ends varied career; Robert Bell becomes new President of Federation of Telephone Workers of B.C.; Vancouver Boat Show Exhibit; Photos of trunk line installation between Vancouver and West Vancouver; "Emerald" to be first dial unit in Fairmont area; Fairwell to Miss Margaret Moncrieff; Retirement of Thomas Reilly in Duncan; How Unit System benefits Vancouver Subscribers; Accounting Department Changes; Kamloops operating room photo; New Rates sought by B.C. Telephone Company; Decorated phone men - Edmund Esson, Gordon Smith, Ken Milligan; Photos of Sidney office and operators; PNE parade float; Photos of the greatest cable expansion in the company's history; Building program moving forward; Several Canadian Champion athletes; Several photos of Duncan operators, office, construction and repair crews; Good-bye to (one ton!) tabulators; New cable laid from Point Roberts to Mayne Island - photos and text; Nice cover photo of William May of Nelson whose quick action prevented a passenger train wreck near Creston; Lovely full page photo of the Trail operating room; Amazing photo of Jim Gural atop a swaying pole in the middle of a Capilano River flood; Great photos of the Victoria switchboard and staff; Expansion continued at record pace in 1949; Never a dull moment in life of chief operator; Ganges office wins Salt Spring Award; photos of 'when winter came to Colquitz and Keating; Photo of Miss Theodora G. Rhodes, librarian in the Public Relations Department, Vancouver, being presented with the British Empire Medal by Lieutenant-Governor Charles Banks for her service in the Women's Division at the Flying Control Airway Centre at Western Air Command during the war; Two new Vice-Presidents - G.A. Kennedy and H.M. Boyce; Company failed to earn full dividend requirements; Old Man Winter was a formidable foe - January storm destruction in the Fraser Valley; Hastings Barn Dance; Photos of the heavy construction gangs at work in the Fraser Valley; Photos of Trail office and staff; New Rates - many revenue accounting photos; photos of cable spinning; New look pay cheques; Photos of new automatic offices in Osoyoos and Castlegar; Parade float photos; Picnic returns to Newcastle Island; Nice photos of Alberni staff and facilities; Miss Mary Martin - Champion Highland Lassie; Photos of operating school; Final judgement on rates received; and more. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight and square. Name of E.P. LaBelle stamped on top edge of text - Mr. Labelle was a distinguished executive of the company. . Good. 1950. First Edition.

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        Surrealistische Publikationen. Heft 1 und 2. (= Alles Erschienene).

      Klagenfurt und Paris Haid und Edition Surrealistes / 1953 1950 - 94,32 S. mit zusammen 18 Abbildungen, Illustr. Orig.-Broschur. Erste Ausgabe.- Mit Texten und. Illustrationen von Paul Celan, Werner Riemerschmied, Walter Behrens, Victor Brauner, Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, André Breton, Hans Arp, Benjamin Péret, Edgar Jené, Antonin Artaud, Rudolf Wittkopf, Max Hölzer, Franz Rogler, Julien Gracq u.a.- Heft 1 mit der Bauchbinde " Die erste Manifestation der AVANTGARDE AUF GEISTIGEM UND SOZIALEM GEBIET in deutscher Sprache".- Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Farhang-e joghrafia Iran / Farhang-e jughrafiya'e Iran (Text in Persian / Farsi - Gazetteer / Geography of Iran, with maps in rear / Geographie Irans, mit Karten im Anhang ) (10 volumes)

      Artash (?), 1327 - 1332 hijri (ca. 1950?). 10 vols. Vol. 1 paperback, rest blue cloth; With together 65 maps, i.a. 59 folding, some plates, portret and few illustrations in the text; 28x22 cm. (vol. 1 map loose and with some, stains, paper browned, some notes in pencil, used) Although still very good, see picture. [NOTE: I assume the set is complete, but I don't read Persian/ Farsi. So the set here is offered as it is, with all faults, more pictures on request].

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        Oeuvre complète 1952-57 (INSCRIBED COPY with A SIGNED LETTER)

      1950 - Zürich. Edition Girsberger., 1957. 240 x 280 mm, 223 pp. Manques et déchirures à l'arrière de la jaquette. EDITION ORIGINALE.ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé : « à Jacques Ogé et Bernard Ogé, très amicalement Le Corbusier, 57 ». On joint une LETTRE TAPUSCRISTE signée, datée du 23 Juillet 1951, sur papier en-tête de Le Corbusier, adressée aux mêmes et autorisant une visite de chantier de l'Unité d'Habitation Le Corbusier à Marseille. Les architectes Jacques et Pierre Ogé collaborèrent avec Le Corbusier pour la construction de l' Aéro-club de Doncourt-Lès-Conflans, 1952-54.

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        The Man Who Sold the Moon

      Shasta - HEINLEIN, ROBERT A. The Man Who Sold the Moon, Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1950. Octavo, first edition, pp. 288, olive buckram quarter-bound in black cloth, preliminary leaf with the author's signature in ink. Condition of this book: Jacket worn at extremities with chip at head of spine and light soiling to rear panel, interior very good, edges lightly toned. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE DROWNING POOL

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950., 1950. First edition. First edition. Light offsetting to front endpapers, else a fine, copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration to the spine ends, corners, and extremities. A big-city detective, Harper, travels to the Deep South to help out an old girl friend who is being blackmailed. The 1975 movie of the same name was directed by Stuart Rosenberg and starred Paul Newman, Joan Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Melanie Griffith, et al. An attractive copy housed in a cloth slipcase.

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        Spring hill.

      Spring hill. £450

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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.

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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]

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        The Sonnets of Michelangelo

      (London): Vision, (1950). (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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        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.

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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. .

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        Ur. Cahiers pour un dictat Culturel No. 1

      Ur, Paris 1950 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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, 1950. San Francisco, CA:: The Book Club of California,, 1950. First Edition, thus. Hardcover. Like New. 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.

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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 | The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, CA 1950 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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,, 1950. First Edition, thus. Hardcover. Like New. 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.

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

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

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        Across the River and Into the Trees

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1950 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        (Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs)

      [New York: Self-published, circa 1950s]. 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.. 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.

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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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