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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]. [ca. 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".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: William Allen Word & Image]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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

      Toutain 1950 - - Toutain, Paris 1950, 11x18cm, broché. - Edition originale pour laquelle il semble n'avoir pas été tiré de grands papiers nonobstant la justification du tirage. Très rare envoi autographe signé de Boris Vian sur cet ouvrage à Henri Carles : "Au grand chef Henri Carles qu'il faut pas confondre avec Roméo." En dessous de l'envoi autographe, le dédicataire a inscrit quelques notes biographiques se rapportant à l'existence germanopratine de Boris Vian : BORIS VIAN = BISON RAVI / Club St Germain 13, rue St Benoit, 13 Paris 6e / Vernon Sullivan ou Boris Vian idem / En travaillant ensemble 1948-1953 Michelle et Boris / Notre ami à tous. Musiciens, Barmann (sic), Rats de St Germain, Journalistes, écrivains etc. etc sans oublier le Roi Boubal. Couverture illustrée par Barberousse. Rare et agréable exemplaire dont la presque totalité du tirage finit au pilon en raison des faibles ventes enregistrées par cet ouvrage. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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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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        Reports of the Commission of Enquiry on the Coca Leaf. May 1950. Economic and Social Council. Official Records. Fifth Year: Twelfth Session. Special Supplement No. 1.

      - New York; United Nations, 1950. 27,5x21,5 cm. viii, 167, (1 blank) pp. + folding diagram + 2 folding maps + 4 leaves of photographic plates. Original printed wrappers. Front wrapper and edges are slightly spotted. Rear wrapper has a light cornerfold. The last leaf of photos is slightly spotted. Contents are fine. Signature in pencil on the title leaf by Swedish diplomat Lennart Petri (1914-1996). The commission was sent to South America in 1949 on requests from the Peruvian and Colombian governments, to study the effects of the use of coca leaves on the populations. The commission termed coca chewing a habit and not an addiction, but defined it as a dangerous habit with harmful effects on the individual users and the nations at large. The report suggested a gradual suppression of the cultivation and distribution of coca leaves, and it was much criticised for its disregard of the interests and traditions of the indigenous peoples, who were the main coca users. The United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961, which was mainly based on this report, prohibited the use of the coca leaf except for medical or scientific purposes. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson, Antikvariat.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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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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        Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

      , 1950. 1950. First Edition . Signed. WILLIAMS, Tennessee. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone. (New York): New Directions, (1950). Octavo, original half vellum, original patterned boards, original acetate, original slipcase with paper label. $1500.First edition, one of only 500 specially bound copies signed by Williams on the limitation page.Williams wrote that his goal in The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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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]

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        Yvette Guilbert vue par H. de Toulouse-Lautrec. Texte de Claude Roger-Marx.

      Paris, Au Pont des Arts (D. Jacomet), 1950. - In-folio, en feuilles sous couverture rempliée illustrée. [16] pages d'introduction, 31 planches dont 3 en couleurs (la dernière en 4e de couverture). Chemise et étui de l'éditeur. (Quelques rousseurs légères.) Belle publication comprenant toutes les estampes consacrées par Lautrec à Yvette Guilbert, tirées par Jacomet pourt la Librairie Au Pont des Arts. L'état en couleurs de la planche Colombine à Pierrot et les 27 planches ds séries française et anglaise ont été exécutés d'après les lithographies originales provenant de l'atelier de Toulouse-Lautrec. Tous les exemplaires comportent, de plus, une lithographie : Colombine à Pierrot, tirée sur la pierre originale de Toulouse-Lautrec par Lucien Détruit. Un des 150 exemplaires sur grand vélin de Rives comprenant 2 épreuves de la lithographie Colombine à Pierrot tirées en noir et en "vert Lautrec", et uneseconde suite de toutes les planches tirée en "vert Lautrec". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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        Fine unsigned original photograph showing Campbell with one of his engineers (Donald, 1921-1967, World Land & Sea Speed Record Holder)]

      1950 - inspecting a test rig with jet propulsion unit, both of them are turned away from the camera, 14" x 11", no place, no date, circa some cracks at the edges, professionally repaired

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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]

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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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        Course cycliste internationale circuit de la Croatie et de la Slovenie 24. VI. - 1. VII. 1950.

      [Ljubljana]: Ljudska pravica . 1950 - Lithograph in colours, 49 x 34 cm / 19.3 x 13.4 inches (Very Good, soft folds with tiny tears in margins). A rare smaller colourful poster was made for a bicycle race across Slovenia, Croatia, and the Free Territory to Trieste. The race was organised by Yugoslavia in the time of the Tito-Stalin split, as a response to its expel from the popular Peace Race, organised by the Communist countries. This highly decorative mid-century design poster shows a map with a route of the bicycle race, made in 1950 through the territory of Slovenia, Croatia and the Free Territory of Trieste. The race was attended by Yugoslavia, Trieste and eleven other West-European countries. This bicycle race had an important political meaning in the time of the Tito-Stalin split after 1948. In that year Yugoslavia broke contacts with all Communist countries and was, as one of the consequences, expelled from the bicycle race of East European countries: the so called Peace Race. In the first race, organised in 1948, which was supposed to be an Eastern Block reply to Tour de France, winners were Yugoslavians. Because they could not participate in the Peace Race in the following years, whey have organised their own similar international event, held on the territory of Slovenia, Croatia ant the coastal area of Trieste, which was a few years later divided between Italy and Yugoslavia. Sport events such as this bonded Yugoslavia, which a decade later became a member of Non-Aligned Movement, with western countries. The artist Henrik Béranek was active as an illustrator of books, posters and children's magazine Ciciban after WWII and around 1950. He is not to be confused with the artist Jože Béranek, the author of many right-wing propaganda posters, who was executed in 1945, after the end of WW II.

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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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        Russian literature, a complete library. Eine russische Bibliothek

      Moskva and other places different publishers mostly and later 1950 - aboutt 650 titles. circa 650 Titel Mostly cloth bound. Good, some annotations in pencil and the name on the front fly. Guter Zustand, einige Bleistiftanmerkungen und Name auf Vorsatz. The library consists mostly of complete of Russlian literature, nearly all classics of the 19th and 20th century listed below. The list is not complete, the attached image shows only a part of the library. The shelfs are not part of this offer. Important: The here mentioned shipping costs are not exact. Please contact us for additonal shipping costs, the vary from EUR 150 for destinations in Germany, EUR 250 for destinations in the EU. International destinations upon request. Die Bibliothek besteht hauptsächlich aus folgenden Gesamtausgaben. Die Auflistung ist unvollständig. Die Abbildung zeigt circa 1/3 der Bände. Die Regale sind nicht Teil des Angebotes. Auf Wunsch bauen wir Ihnen die Bibliothek auf. (nur in Europa). Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns wegen der Versandkosten. Die hier in den online Datenbanken genannten Versandkosten gelten nicht, diese fallen zusätzlich an, für Deutschland EUR 150,-, EU Raum EUR 250. Internationale Versandkosten auf Anfrage. Afanas'ev, A.N. Russische Märchen. Fairy tales 3 vol. volumes Moskva. 1957 Aksakov, S.T. complete works, sobranie soc. 4 vol. / vols Moskva. 1955/1956 Aldanov, Moskva works in single volumes . 7 vol. Paris, Char'kov and others .,1952-1998 Avvakum works 1 volume. Moskva 1959 Babel', I.E selected works 1 vol. Moskva 1957 Batjuškov, K.N. works 1 vol. Moskva 1955 Belyj, A. works in single vols. 13 vol. Munchen (W. Fink: 7), Moskva and others., 1964-1996 B Berberova, N.N. works in . 11 vol. Moskva, Munchen (W. Fink) and others., 1972-2000 Boborykin, P.D. works 3 vol. Moskva 1993 Brjusov, V.Ja. Sobranie soc. 7 vol. Moskva 1973-1975 Bulgakov, M. A. works in single vols. 6 vol. Frankf., Munchen, 1968-1983 Bunin, I.A. Sobranie soc. 9 vol. Moskva 1965-1967 C Cechov, A.P. Sobranie soc. 12 vol. Moskva 1960-1964 letters 3 vol. Moskva 1996 Chlebnikov, V.V. Works 1 vol. Moskva 1986 Chodasevic, V.F. works in single vols. 7 vol. N.Y., Paris, Moskva and others.,1954-1996 Cvetaeva, M. I. works in single vols. 9 vol. Moskva, L., Munchen (W. Fink), Prag, 1965-2004 D Dostoevskij, F.Moskva Sobranie soc. 10 vol. Moskva 1956-1958 Tagebuch eines Schriftst. Diary of a writer. 2 vol. Moskva 2004 E Erenburg, I.G. Romane und Novellen 1 vol. SPb. 2001 F Fonvizin, D.I. Sobranie soc. 2 vol. Moskva/L. 1959 G Garšin, V. M. works 1 vol. Moskva 1955 Gazdanov, G. Sobranie soc. 3 vol. Moskva 1997 Gercen, A.I. Tales etc. in single vols. 3 vol. Moskva and Minsk 1956/1957 Gippius, Z.N. works in single vols. 8 vol. Munchen (W. Fink) 1971-1978 Gogol', N.V. Sobranie soc. 6 vol. Moskva 1959 Goncarov, I.A. works in single vols. 9 vol. Moskva 1952-2001 Gor'kij, Moskva works in single vols. 5 vol. Berlin, Moskva, 1925-2008 Gornung, B. works 2 vol. Moskva 2001 Griboldov, A.S. works 1 vol. Moskva/L. 1959 Grigorovic, D.V. Selected works 1 vol. Moskva 1955 I Ivanov, G.V. Sobranie soc. 3 vol. Moskva 1994 J Jazykov, N. works and Briefe 1 vol. Moskva/L. 1959 K Karamzin, N.M. Selected works 2 vol. Moskva/L. 1964 Klenovskij, D.I. Verse 1 vol. Munchen 1967 Konevskoj, I.I. works 1 vol. Munchen (W. Fink) 1971 Korolenko, V.G. Novells and Short tales. 2 vol. Moskva 1960 Krucenych, A.E. Auswahl 1 vol. Munchen (W. Fink) 1973 Kuprin, A.I. works in single vols. 4 vol. Moskva 1998-2003 Kuzmin, M. A. Selected Prose 1 vol. SPb. 1994 Kuz'mina-Karavaeva (Mat' Marija), L.P. Poems and prose 1 vol. SPb. 2001 L Lermontov, MoskvaJand Sobranie soc. 4 vol. Moskva 1957/1958 Leskov, N.S. Sobranie soc. 13 vol. Moskva 1956-1958 Lomonosov, M. V. works 1 vol. Moskva 1957 M Majakovskij, V.V. works 3 vol. Moskva 1965 Mandel'štam, N.Ja. Mementos 3 vol. N.Y., Paris, Moskva, 1970-2006 Mandel'štam, O.E. works in single vols. 2 vol. Moskva 1973 and 2001 Muratov, P.P. Roman and novels 1 vol. Moskva 1997 Murav'ev, A.N. works and Briefe 1 vol. Irkutsk 1986 N Nekrasov, N.A. works 3 vol. Mosk [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Little Fire Engine

      Max Parrish & Co. Ltd, London - Max Parrish & Co. Ltd, London, [1950]. 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.

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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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