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        A Bibliography of John Dos Passos

      Chicago: Normandie House, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo (23 cm), pp. 94, [2]. Signed and inscribed by Dos Passos to his editor at Lovell Thompson on free front endpaper: "For Lovell & K- When you get sick of it you can turn it over to the research dep't of Houghton Mifflin - it's gotten up by a very nice young guy in Chicago who seems to have done a good job. Yrs ever, Dos." Limited edition (#12/365). Brown cloth with gilt spine titling and Dos Passos facsimile signature on upper board, deckle edge. Includes Addenda of periodical articles tipped in on recto of final leaf. Boards have mostly light edge and corner wear and some rubbing, with two indentations at top of upper board. Glue from Addenda has bled through onto verso of final leaf. A unique association copy. Dos Passos was called "Dos" by his friends, and often signed books to them in this manner. Thompson, who was head of HM's trade division for most of the 42 years he spent there, was called a "brilliant conceptualizer" by his colleagues upon his passing. In addition to Dos Passos, he worked with Bernard deVoto, Anya Seton, John Kenneth Galbraith, and Andrew and Betsy Wyeth. In his introduction to this volume, Dos Passos reflects that "It's hard to imagine what anybody could possibly say to introduce a volume of bibliography ... listing his own works. It's like asking a man to engrave the plate on his coffin after he's been laid away in it by the undertaker."

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        Visage au collier de barbe en signature".

      1950 - Gouache signée, (1950), 28 x 21 cm. Roger BEZOMBES (Paris 1913) élève des Beaux-Arts et artiste réputé de l'Ecole de Paris réalise ce portrait d'homme, vraisemblablement autoportrait, à la gouache rose sur fond vert dans un style pop-art, où il mèle les traits de son visage et sa signature en floriture. Oeuvre originale

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        Les matinaux

      - Gallimard, Paris 1950, 12x19cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle 65 copie numerate sul filo puro, edizione di lusso dopo 6 e 28 Madagascar Olanda. Rilegatura metà marocco ciliegio, torna con cinque nervi, Golden Data coda supervisione di una rete dorata sui piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats ciliegia, conservato coperture e schienali posteriori (insolated), testa dorata, elegante vincolante sottoscritto P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Nizza copia piacevolmente stabilito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 65 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête après 6 Madagascar et 28 Hollande. Reliure en demi maroquin cerise, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, encadrement d'un filet doré sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de cerise, couvertures et dos conservés (dos insolé), tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

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        Leaves of Grass.

      New York: The Heritage Press,, [c.1950]. Octavo (145 × 221 mm). Recent green crushed morocco, title to spine gilt, gilt rules to covers, turn-ins and all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Housed in a custom green morocco and cloth slipcase. Colour frontispiece and title page, engravings throughout by Rockwell Kent. Bookplate to front pastedown. Spine slightly faded, internally fine. An excellent copy. A handsomely bound copy of Leaves of Grass, featuring illustrations by Rockwell Kent, known for his classic Art Deco illustrations for Herman Melville's Moby Dick. The text of this edition is based on that of the 1855 edition.

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        The Drowning Pool

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1950 Near fine in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Book has slight edge wear, very slight darkening of gutters. Dust jacket has original price of $2.50 printed on the front flap. Slight chipping at the corners and spine ends. Two small pieces missing from both the front and back hinges to the flaps. Couple of closed tears. Some water spots on inside spine, and water damage to bottom of front hinge and inside flap.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Johann Sebastian. Roman

      Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1950 - 21 cm ; Hardcoverausgabe mit Schutzumschlag, Leineneinband mit Golddruck, 566 Seiten. Schutzumschlag etwas berieben, fliegender Vorsatz mit Namenszug, Seitenschnitt etwas unfrisch. Altersgemäß gutes Exemplar. pw277 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1- [MORELLY (Etienne-Gabriel)]. Code de la Nature ou le Véritable esprit de ses loix, de tout temps négligé ou méconnu. Par-Tout (Paris ou Liège), chez le vrai Sage, 1755. 236, (4) p. de tables. 2- [FOUGERET DE MONBRON (Louis-Charles)]. Le Cosmopolite ou le Citoyen du monde. Par Monsieur M******. Paris, Aux dépens de l'Auteur, 1752. 165, (1) p., (1) f. blanc, titre compris.

      - 2 ouvrages reliés en un volume petit in-8, plein veau de l'époque, dos lisse orné de compartiments fleuronnés et cloisonnés, plats entièrement garnis d'un semis de fleurs et de coeurs au noir encadré, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux, tranches rouges. 1- Edition originale de premier tirage. "Un des livres les plus importants du XVIIIe siècle. Reconnu comme tel par les historiens des doctrines politiques (.), il a été proclamé par le marquis d'Argenson comme "le livre des livres", Babeuf s'en réclama au cours de son procès, Fourier s'en inspira de façon évidente, Tocqueville, dans l' 'Ancien Régime', y retrouva 'plusieurs des théories politiques qui ont le plus effrayé la France' '" (Chinard, 'Code de la Nature', Paris, Clavreuil, 1950, p. 7). (Chinard, p. 81. Einaudi, 4031. Hartig & Soboul, 'Utopies', p. 55. Higgs, 1594. Kress, 5457. Maffey, 'L'utopia della ragione', p. 230, n°8). 2- "L'une des meilleures oeuvres de Fougeret. Curieux ouvrage, à la fois autobiographique, récit de voyage, recueil d'histoires galantes, pamphlet politique et littéraire (.). L'écrivain y révèle le sens de la vie, de la couleur, du pittoresque. La critique de Fougeret est aiguisée, parfois venimeuse, souvent exprimée avec une indéniable force corrosive et une causticité toute voltairienne (.). Foncièrement asocial, Fougeret est un solitaire naturellement insurgé" (R. Trousson, ‘Romans libertins du XVIIIe s.’). Le livre est donné comme l'une des sources du 'Candide' de Voltaire. (Gay, I, 740. M. Saillet, p. 235). Première et dernière garde bruni. Trace de restauration aux mors. ‘Code de la Nature’ est relié après ‘Le Cosmopolite’. Provenance : "M. de Goussonville" (d'époque) et "Jules Remy", avec petites signatures autographes. Bel exemplaire, dans une rare reliure de l'époque comportant des plats entièrement garnis d’un décor au noir de semis de fleurs et de cœurs dans un encadrement. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES.

      PRESENTATION ISSUE, PRECEDING THE FIRST U.S. EDITION. With Scribner logo and letter A on verso of title page. One of just 24 copies, each bound in dark blue buckram with gilt lettering and ruling to the spine. Hemingway's signature reproduced in gilt on the front board. No dustwrapper was issued for this advance edition. Tipped in to the last page is a typed list of errors found on three text pages, and beneath this a hand written note, signed by Charles Scribner. " This is one of 24 copies, bound in a different cloth from the regular edition and has the above errors in the pages which were caught and corrected after 24 sheets had been run. Hemingway & I have given these 24 copies to friends - none were sold. - Charles Scribner.". A fine copy with the gilt still bright and the corners sharp. Housed in a half dark blue morocco clam-shell box. Spine with raised bands, compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Blue cloth on boards. Scarce.

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        I, Robot

      Gnome 1950 - First Edition, First Printing. An attractive dustjacket that is vibrant in color with light wear to the edges and minor foxing to the flaps. This original First State dustjacket has the publisher's $2.50 printed price present on the front flap. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight, with minor rubbing to the endpapers. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Trois Contes, avec une préface de Jacques Hérissay. Illustrés par Jacques Cassegrain.

      Aux dépens de la Société Normande du Livre Illustré, 1950 ; in 4° en feuilles sous couverture crème rempliée, chemise étui ; La biche au bois, L'oiseau bleu et La Belle aux cheveux d'or sont illustrés de 48 dessins lithographiés monochromes, dont 4 hors-texte. Premier tirage à 140 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives, celui-ci au nom de M. Henri - J. Donon-Maigret ; il est accompagné de 9 aquarelles originales signées, un dessin original au crayon signé, de 5 épreuves lithographiées et du Menu de la Société Normande du Livre Illustré du 13 décembre 1950 pour la parution du livre, avec une aquarelle à pleine page de Jacques Cassegrain. Très bel exemplaire.

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        "Visage au collier de barbe en signature".

      1950Gouache signée, (1950), 28 x 21 cm. Roger BEZOMBES (Paris 1913) élève des Beaux-Arts et artiste réputé de l'Ecole de Paris réalise ce portrait d'homme, vraisemblablement autoportrait, à la gouache rose sur fond vert dans un style pop-art, où il mèle les traits de son visage et sa signature en floriture.

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        CONAN THE CONQUEROR .

      Gnome Press, Inc. Publishers [1950]., New York - Octavo, cloth. First edition. First book of the Gnome Press Conan series. Novel-length story first published as a five-part serial in WEIRD TALES, December 1935 through April 1936 as "The Hour of the Dragon." Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-182. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 50. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 514. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels 8. In 333. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A lovely copy. (#154902) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CONTES LIBERTINS DE POGGE illustrés par UZELAC.

      Editions du Rameau d'Or, Paris, s.d. (vers 1950) 1 volume in-4 (24 x 19 cm), en feuilles sous couverture illustrée rempliée, 173 pages. 16 illustrations hors-texte aquarellées au pochoir en couleurs, vignettes dans le texte en noir. Emboîtage éditeur (légèrement sali au dos). Très bon état de l'ensemble, livre à l'état proche du neuf. BELLE ÉDITION ILLUSTRÉE PAR UZELAC. ÉDITION IMPRIMÉE A 900 EXEMPLAIRES, CELUI-CI UN DES EXEMPLAIRES HORS COMMERCE NON NUMÉROTÉ AVEC UNE GRAVURE ORIGINALE (cuivre) SIGNÉE PAR L'ARTISTE. EXEMPLAIRE SUR VÉLIN DE LANA AVEC UNE SUITE EN NOIR DES HORS-TEXTE (normalement tiré à 100 exemplaires). Le coloris au pochoir des 16 gravures hors-texte est du plus bel effet. Ce recueil leste regroupe plus d'une centaine de contes libertins du Pogge tels que D'une femme qui trompa sa femme, D'un moine qui introduisit, D'un mari qui fit l'amour à sa femme, D'une courtisane et d'un barbier, D'un jaloux qui se châtra, D'un moine qui engrossa une abbesse, D'une femme qui montra son cul, etc. BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE CETTE TRÈS JOLIE ÉDITION ILLUSTRÉE AVEC TALENT PAR UZELAC. TIRAGE RARE AVEC UN CUIVRE ORIGINAL DE L'ARTISTE.

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        OEUVRES ORIGINALES - PEINTURE SUR MIROIR - PUBLICITE VOQUE

      1950. ***. Vers 1950. In-12.Bon état. 1 peinture sur miroir de 51 x 70 cm, représentant deux personanges entourés de nuages. Incription "Early March" en bas à gauche du miroir et "1919" en bas à droite. Miroir encadré, cadre blanc de 57 x 75 cm.

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        The Traveller's Tree: A Journey through the Caribbean Islands.

      Illustrated by A. Costa. First edition; 8vo; original cloth boards,and dust jacket. Black and white frontispiece drawing. A signed presentation copy from the author inscribed "Anthony & Tania from Paddy 12.8.84." Inscription enclosed within Fermor's sketched rendering of the dust jacket design. Bookplate of Anthony Hobson to front pastedown. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket, with a few nicks and short tears.

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        Les séquelles de l'Ivraie.

      Neuchâtel, La Presse de Chantemerle, sans date (vers 1950). Edition originale. Album oblong de 34 x 47 cm contenant 12 magnifiques gravures sur cuivre, exemplaires numérotés (23/40) et signés par l'artiste. Bel oeuvre plein de humour. En parfait état. Rare.

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        THE COMPLETE POEMS OF ROBERT FROST

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Books would be Fine but for remnants of bookplate removal on the front pastedowns and a small rubbed spot and tiny chip to the spine label on the second volume. Lacking the slipcase. Thomas Nason. Two large octavo (7-3/4" x 11") volumes bound in full blue denim with new black leather labels stamped in gold. Copy #1450 of 1500 copies illustrated with wood engravings by Thomas Nason, perhaps Frost's most sympathetic illustrator, and designed by Bruce Rogers. SIGNED by the poet, the illustrator, and the designer of the book on the colophon page. The most beautiful of the several issues of this great poet's complete works.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        A la campagne ...

      Artima Planche originale sans date In-4, planches originales en couleurs de DUPUICH pour le livre publié aux Editions Artima ' à la campagne',sans date (circa 1950), 8 aquarelles et la couverture couleurs (animaux collés sur un fond jaune) signée par Dupuich illustrateur et dessinateur publicitaire à qui on doit notamment les pubs Banania, le lapin de Gringoire, la casserole de Miror...mais aussi les illustrations de plus de cent livres pour enfants dont ceux de la Comtesse de Ségur. les dessins sont protégés par un papier décoré de la maison d'édition, la couverture protégée par un calque est d'une rare fraîcheur, l'ensemble, parfaitement soigné est brillament exécuté par un Dupuich inspiré. Nos envois des ouvrages de moins de 60 Euros se font par colissimo (tarif de La Poste), et en colissimo Recommandes au-dela sauf avis contraire de votre part.

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        LES GEORGIQUES

      Paris, Philippe Gonin, 1950 (1937-1943). 3 volume in-4 (245 x325 mm) en feuilles sous couvertures rempliées, chemises à dos de parchemin imprimés et étuis cartonnés. Édition illustrée par Maillol de 58 GRAVURES SUR BOIS tirées à la presse à bras par Philippe Gonin chez Dumoulin, certaines répétées formant une illustration de 104 gravures. Avec préfaces d'André Mary et Jean Giono. Texte en latin et version française de l'abbée Dellile. Le 3eme volume de notre exemplaire comporte UNE SUITE EN NOIR COMPLÈTE DES 58 BOIS et UNE SUITE EN SANGUINE D'ÉPREUVES INCOMPLÈTE comme souvent.Tirage unique limité à 750 exemplaires numérotés sur papier spécial pur chanvre et lin Maillol-Gonin. Ensemble en excellent état. Défauts à l'étui contenant les suites.

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        NIGHT AND THE CAT

      - (FOUJITA)illus. NIGHT AND THE CAT by Elizabeth Coatsworth. NY: Macmillan 1950, 4to (6 3/4 x 10"), two-tone cloth, near Fine in dust wrapper (dw slightly worn but VG+). Stated 1st printing. Featuring 12 beautiful full page lithographs of all types of cats by FOUJITA, the noted Japanese artist, to accompany poems by Coatsworth. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Progressive Architecture

      - New York - Reinhold Publishing Co. 1950 - A continuous 23 year run of selected sections from one of the 20th century's most significant architectural magazines, uniformly bound by Bayntun Riviere of Bath. The sections included from the magazine are those concerning the design of either real, planned, or hypothetical buildings. Sections such as the 'newsletter' or 'manufacturers' literature' are not included. Thus there is a streamlined focus on design content. The relevant sections from each month's magazine are bound together by year, with each volume running from January to December as one would expect. The pagination istruncated as a result: for most months the pagination will run from roughly 50-120. Thus there are twelve separately paginated sections in each volume, corresponding loosely to those figures. Replete with illustrations, both photographic and draughted. Colour photos become more frequent from the 1957 volume onwards. There is a general American focus, but the wider world is not neglected. Every imaginable sort of building is covered, from schools to hotels to offices and houses. Contemporary design is rigorously and intelligently discussed in the accompanying articles, which situate the featured buildings within their wider social and practical context. New materials and technology are explored, and ambitious theoretical designs are analysed. The architectural discussions, by their very nature, provide a fascinating angle on the wider cultural, economic, and political world of their particular year. For example, one will find the design and utility of bomb shelters discussed at the height of the cold war, and then 'omnibuildings' eagerly anticipated in the late 60s. In 1969 there is a feature titled 'Machine Art Past and Technology Art Present', while in 1970 the influence of modern technology on the design of movie theatres is explored. A beautifully boundunparallelled primary source for the history of architecture, as well as for socio-economic history, in the midto late twentieth century. Condition: In half morocco by Bayntun Riviere. Externally excellent with just the occasional light mark to the boards. The 1955 volume has a small bookseller's stamp to the front pastedown. Internally, generally clean and bright, and firmly bound. Overall: FINE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Agoni Platons.

      Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde, Olten 1950 - Olten, Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde, 1950. 8°. 68 S. Schwarzer Ganzmaroquinband mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel mit Bundvergoldung, Deckel- Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, in Schuber (Willy Schaffner, Rheinfelden). "48. Veröffentlichung der Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde." - Nummer XVIII der 30 römisch nummerierten Exemplaren der Luxusausgabe. Von Kassner auf dem Vortitel signiert und mit einem zusätzlichen signierten Text auf dem Vorsatz erweitert. - Neu. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Premiers pas de l'univers

      - Gallimard, Paris 1950, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 15 copie numerate su Holland, disegno testa. Bellissimo esemplare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 15 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Bel exemplaire.

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        Légy tagja a Magyar-Szovjet Társaságnak! [Join the Hungarian-Soviet Association!]

      Offset-nyomda (Magda Kállai) (1950), Budapest - Original, vintage, offset poster. 59 × 84 cm. Communist propaganda poster, call for join the Hungarian-Soviet Association. On a wedge formed forest of the Soviet and the communist Hungarian flags, stands the landmark sculptures of the two states, the "Worker and Kolkhoz Woman" and the "Liberty Statue" of Hungary. The former one, the worker who holds aloft a hammer and the kolkhoz woman with a sickle to form the hammer and sickle was created by Vera Mukhina for the 1937 World's Fair in Paris and it has subsequently moved to Moscow. The latter was erected in 1947 in Budapest to commemorate the Soviet liberation of Hungary during WWII. Above the figures the emblem of the Association, two intersecting circles, one is red with yellow sickle and hammer, the other coloured according the Hungarian tricolor, a torch with flame inserted into the intersection. Designed in socialist-realist style by István Czeglédi (1913-1995) the Hungarian graphic artist. The Hungarian-Soviet Association was created to propagate communism in Hungary, founded in 1945 and within a few years it became a mass-organization with 1,3 million members. Folded. Chipped at lover left and upper right edges. Overall in very good condition.

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        The Chronicles of Narnia, First Editions, by C. S. Lewis

      All seven illustrated novels in this complete Chronicles of Narnia First Edition collection are first edition books, protected by a clear film/dust jacket and all have unclipped dust jackets, except for 'Lion'. All complete and mostly in very good condition. Silver chair has a second impression jacket. "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe" 1950. This antique book features green cloth board faded to yellow on the spine with a tiny mark on the front cover. Illustrated plate facing title is a little loose on lower binding of the page. Binding slightly frail on rear end page. Otherwise tidy internally. The first impression dust jacket is in frail condition with sections missing (see image). We have included a tenth impression cover to act as protection and add to the aestheitc appearance. "Prince Caspian, the Return to Narnia" 1951. A very rare book indeed with dark blue cloth boards in very good condition. Map illustrated end pages. Internally very clean and tidy. Bright and complete dust jacket, clean with a couple of minor marks, small chips to spine ends and overall in very good condition. "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" 1952. Pale blue cloth boards a little faded and marked on the spine. Internally very clean and tidy. Map illustration on end pages. Dust jacket chipped slightly, a couple of closed tears and in good condition. "The Silver Chair" 1953. First edition, dark blue cloth boards in very good condition. Dust jacket is a second impression with bright colours with chips and tiny missing pieces of the ends of the spine, and top edge of the cover. Internally in good condition with slight browning of map illustrated end pages, otherwise very clean and tidy. "The Horse and His Boy" 1954. Grey cloth boards with faded spine and in good condition. Brown panel on map illustrated end page. Otherwise very clean and tidy. Dust jacket faded on spine with bright red colours on cover. Tiny chips on spine edges and corners with very tiny tear on top front edge - otherwise a very good jacket. "The Magician's Nephew" 1954. Very fine, intact green cloth boards. Internally very clean and tidy. Tiny bit of foxing. Dust jacket in pristine condition with only tiny chip on top edge of spine. Very fine overall. "The Last Battle" 1956. Blue cloth boards in clean and neat condition. Internally fine condition. Dust jacket clean and tidy with a little browning on the rear.

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        Blonay. Virtute et prudentia.

      Genève, chez l'auteur 1950, 345x280mm,389pages,Relié parchemin, dos à nerfs, titre et filets dorés au dos, plat supérieur aux armes des Blonay. Tranche supérieure dorée. Belle reliure. Exemplaire sur papier vergé pur fil de Guarro Molivell numéroté n.° 18 / 50, tirage de tête nominatif.planches en couleurs et n/b,

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        Erläuterungen und Gebrauchsanweisung zur Praktischen Farbenwelt

      6 pp. typed introduction on color theory, including information on the practical world of color, neutral tones, the chromatic and complimentary primary colors, color harmony, rational color choice, and the complimentary color wheel, followed by 13 airbrushed color wheels on cardstock: 1 main color wheel with 120 primary colors laid out in twenty-four radiating spokes, and 12 supplementary color wheels, each with 95 different color gradations based off of two opposing spokes from the main color wheel. Some very minor scattered staining. Folio. Boards portfolio, contents loose as issued. Staining to portfolio cover, scattered toning to interior, tear along bottom flap. Vienna (Theo Lisser) 1950. Ex-libris copy with bookplate affixed to inside front cover of portfolio. Theodor Lisser was a commercial and advertising artist working primarily in Vienna for much of the 20th century. He specialized in trademarks, product packaging, labels, advertisements, brochures, and posters. The color wheels in this portfolio were airbrushed by hand by August and Irmgard Rothbauer at their workshop in Vienna. A fascinating and possibly unique work on color theory; as of December 2015, WorldCat does not list this title.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        Superb v large Original Railway poster for Northern Ireland and the Antrim coast road - published for the Ulster Transport Authority. Measures 50" x 40" [excluding margins]

      Superb scarce original Northern Ireland poster showing a period bus full of passengers on the Antrim Coast Road - Printed for the Ulster Transport Authority c1950.This item has had professional restoration to the bottom right hand corner

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        Lake Windermere Railway Poster

      Large railway poster featuring Lake Windermere. 126cm (4'2") x 100cm (3'4") 1950s - 60s.

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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen and Co., 1950. 97th Edition (1st UK Rackham Edition) . Fine. 6.25 x 9.25 inches (15.5 x 23 cm). Very fine full green morocco binding by Bayntun-Riviere. Spine has five raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration. Gilt fillet to boards, illustration of Toad and his friends blocked in gilt to front board. Gilt decorated board edges and turn-ins. Marbled endpapers, all page edges gilt. The first UK edition to feature Rackham's illustrations. This was Rackham's final work, the drawings were originally published in the US in 1940 for the Limited Editions Club and didn't appear in the UK until this edition a decade later. A beautifully bound example and in first class condition. Overall condition is Fine. Hardback. Printed pages: xii, 178

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        The Drowning Pool

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1950 - Decorated boards with edgewear and ink name to endpaper o/w fine. Dust jacket with wear and shallow chipping to extremities. The second Lew Archer mystery. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CONFIDENCE EXTRAITE DU JOURNAL INEDIT DE MAURICE TOESCA.

      Sans lieu, Presses des fils deVictor Michel, 1950. Grand in-4, oblong (42 x 22,3 cm), couverture rempliée, (12 feuillets non chiffrés). Edition originale illustrée de 2 burins par Krol, le second, au format de l'ouvrage, est un très beau portrait de Jean Paulhan méditatif devant un ressort à boudin. Le texte calligraphié relate une rencontre de Paulhan et Toesca au cours de laquelle ce dernier a fait découvrir à Paulhan le jeu à la mode aux Etats-Unis (le Slinky). Tirage à 30 exemplaires sur vélin de Lana, celui-ci l'un des 20 exemplaires numérotés (n°6) de 1 à 20 signés par Toesca, Krol et l'éditeur au colophon. Catalogue raisonné de l'

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        Sextant, Louis WEULE *

      Louis Weule Co., San Francisco, California, U.S.A. * * * * * - Sextant, Louis Weule Weule, Louis $2500. Reduced to $1950.16 A late 19th century 10½ inch radius Vernier Sextant, Louis Weule Co. of San Francisco with a black painted frame and inset silvered scale divided to 155 degrees, Vernier with spring clamp and fine-screw adjustment, sighting lenses, seven shades, two mirrors and mahogany handle, and marked; contained within a aged fitted box with an additional lens a set pin, key for lock. 11 x 11¾ inches. On left end of scale, 35, Larger Oval with a smaller oval inside, with 3 vertical lines, R o, ENGLISH. UnDated Repair Tag from Sight Instruments 3730 Pacific Coast Hwy. Long Beach 4, California. Phone 433-1252. Shows Use, This Is Not A Modern Reproduction. In Very Good Condition. Might Require Extra S/H To Your Mailing Address. = No Odors, No Writing No Names, No Rippling, Not Stuck Together, No Plates, Not X~Library, No Remainder Or Other Marks. = Description Applies To This Sextant And B0X, Only. = This Sextant And B0X, Is Hard To Find, Will Be Packaged And Shipped = Carefully, To Avoid Shipping Damage And Will Make It, An Excellent Addition To Your Own Personal Library Collection, Or As A Gift, For The Discriminating Reader / Collector. = WORLD WIDE SHIPPING, AVAILABLE.

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        Scamp (Inscribed And Signed By The Author In The Year of Publication)

      The First UK printing published by John Lehmann in 1950.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD condition.There is some pushing to the spine ends with some light bumping to the lower corners.The orange colouring of the spine has faded but the green faux label remains bright.The covers are lightly marked in places.There is light toning of the text block and end-papers.Light creasing to the pages in places.A couple of pages have some small splash marks to the page edges.The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.A little toning to the spine with some mild edge wear affecting the spine ends.The edges are a little nicked with one small closed tear to the upper cover.The rear panel remains remarkably clean for its age.The JOHN MINTON designed wrapper artwork looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival protector. The wrapper is incredibly scarce to find in any condition and this is certainly one of the nicest examples that we have ever handled to date.One of the iconic wrapper designs of the 1950s! The book has been Inscribed and Signed by the Author to the title page: 'To Opal,from Roland Camberton with best wishes and affection, October-1950'. Roland Camberton (aka Henry Cohen) wrote only two novels before disappearing into relative obscurity.This was despite winning the prestigious Somerset Maugham Award for the title 'Scamp'.The author Iain Sinclair has been largely responsible for championing the recent revival in Camberton's works which are now back in print.A highly collectible very scarce title.

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        Noces. 10e édition. Dedication copy, signed and inscribed. Paris, Gallimard, 1950.

      1950. 91 pp., 2 ff. Original wrappers. 8vo. (= Les essais XXXIX). - To the Italian left-wing intellectuals Miriam and Nicola Chiaromonte: "à Myriam et Nicola | ces premières [NOCES] jamais rompues avec l'affectueux souvenir de leur ami | Albert Camus". - "Noces" was first published in Algiers in 1938 in a very small press-run. - Untrimmed copy; edges slightly browned, few traces of handling, spine somewhat damaged.

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        The Clyde Coast and Loch Lomond. British Railways for Pleasure Sailings Amidst Magnificent Scenery.

      British Railways. No date. Ca. 1950s. - Color lithographic bird's-eye view pictographic / pictorial map, approximately 39 x 49 inches, mounted on board with wooden frame 40 x 50 inches. A few small marks to upper right image, 1/4 inch abrasion to upper left edge (on neatline), small abrasions have been infilled, a few soft creases from folding (minimised by backing); two holes in each side of frame where previously attached to wall. Overall good to very good condition. An oversize framed poster as it would have been displayed in a railway station. The poster by W. C. Nicolson features an attractive bird's-eye view map of the western coast of Scotland with railway routes marked.

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        The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, 1950; Prince Caspian, 1951; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, 1952; The Silver Chair, 1953; The Horse and His Boy, 1954; The Magician's Nephew, 1955; The Last Battle, 1956.

      FIRST EDITIONS (first impressions), with illustrations in colour and black & white by Pauline Baynes, 7 volumes Complete, sm.8vo. handsomely and recently bound in half crimson red morocco gilt, gilt lines either side of raised bands, spines lettered in gilt, date in gilt at foot of spines, matching red cloth sides with gilt lines, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, the original double-page coloured map endpapers preserved and bound in at the ends where called for, the whole set presented in a matching red cloth soft lined slip-case with ribbon

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        Mardi.

      Robert Marin 1950. Fort in-8 broché à marges de 510 pages au format 14,3 x 21 cm. Magnifique couverture illustrée de Max Ernst. Petit frottis au mors, en haut & bas du dos & sur le bord extérieur du 1er plat. Non coupé. plat. Superbe état de fraicheur. Préface de Henri Parisot. Edition originale de la traduction de Charles Cestre & Armel Guerne. Un des 50 exemplaires n° sur vélin offset supérieur, signés par l'éditeur. Le tirage de tête ne comprend que 50 exemplaires sur ce même papier. De toute rareté en grand papier.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

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        Eloge de Lucien Mainssieux. Orné de onze gravures originales et suivi d'aphorismes de l'artiste.

      Paris, Manuel Bruker (Imprimerie de Daragnès), 1950 ; grand in-4 ; en feuilles sous couverture bleue rempliée, illustrée, chemise demi-chagrin prune et percaline de même, grand titre doré à la japonaise, étui bordé (reliure à peine postérieure) ; 44 pp. non chiffrées y compris les 11 planches originales dont le frontispice en couleurs (toutes orientalistes). Tirage unique à 200 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives, celui-ci N°90, avec une suite sur vélin d'Arches normalement réservée aux 20 premiers exemplaires, on ajoute le frontispice en couleurs en 3 états dont un signé par Mainssieux.A part le dos de couverture et le dos de l'étui un peu passés, l'exemplaire est en très bel état.

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        Lettre autographe signée ("g. chaissac"). S. l., [vers 1950].

      1950. 2 pp. in-4 sur papier bis. À Monsieur Larcade. Lettre insolite du plus grand peintre d'art brut d'après-guerre, écrite au dos d'un texte intitulé "Le Petit Ramoneur" (une histoire imaginée par la fille du peintre "Annie Gaston-Chaissac"). Chaissac évoque tendrement le souvenir de sa s

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        Pablo Picasso-De Memoire D'Homme II-1950 Mourlot Lithograph

      1950 - "De Memoire D'Homme II" by Pablo Picasso, Unsigned Lithograph printed in 1950 from an edition size of 300. The overall size of the Lithograph is 13 x 9.75 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. Here is some supplemental information about the Lithograph: First edition Lithograph printed by Mourlot on Arches paper from the book "De Memoire D'Homme", written by Tristan Tzara. The book contained 9 lithographs by Picasso andf was numbered out of 300, but each lithograph was not numbered. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Bomber Moon; War Verse

      New York: N.p., 1950. First edition. Trifling wear at base of spine; essentially fine.. 8vo, 49 mimeograph pages, in illustrated linocut wrappers, stapled. Together with three additional typescript "books" varying paginations, stapled. Poet's scarce, self-published first book, inscribed at a later date by Perchik to his later publisher and benefactor James L. Weil. Perchik also presented Weil with three unique, stapled, typescript "books" of poems, being original working typescripts, each also inscribed, many including significant corrections and revisions, and all using the pseudonym "Lambert Castle." Items housed together in a handsome drop-spine half-morocco box.

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        Symphonies amoureuses, suite de seize gravures à la pointe sèche rehaussées

      Bibliophiles Livre en feuillets sans date Grand in-4 (29.5x38.5 cm), livre en feuilles sous couverture rempliée avec une vignette, chemise cartonnée et emboîtage, curiosa sans date (environ 1950/60), tirage total de l'édition à 100 exemplaires, le nôtre, n°84, est un des 84 exemplaires sur Vélin à la forme de Rives, illustrations très libres, 16 belles compositions grand format mettant en scène des ébats multiples et variés, le tout est en très bel état sauf l'emboîtage frotté et sali. Nos envois des ouvrages de moins de 60 Euros se font par colissimo (tarif de La Poste), et en colissimo Recommandes au-dela sauf avis contraire de votre part.

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        Photographic Portrait.

      n.d. s 1950 - Black and white photograph signed and inscribed on the image; 'For Barrie / Best to you / Lauren Bacall / Bogart', in green ink, half-length seated portrait, showing Bacall hugging her knees and looking down. 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (24 x 19cm) [together with] Louis Bromfield. brief typed letter signed, to Barrie Tait (the dedicatee of the photograph), stating that he does not know when he will be back in New York. half- page, 4to., 'Malabar Farm' stationery, Lucas, OH, 17 October 1947, with original envelope; mounted and framed. Lauren Bacall, (1924-2014) the American actress known for her distinctive voice, sultry looks and first marriage to Humphrey Bogart when she was 20 years old. She was named the 20th greatest female star of Classic Hollywood. Louis Bromfield (1896 – 1956) was an American, Pulitzer prize-winning author and conservationist who gained international recognition for both is writing and pioneering, innovative scientific farming concepts. All of his 30 books were best-sellers, and many, such as The Rains Came and Mrs. Parkington, were made into successful films. Bromfield was a friend of the Bogarts who were married at his Malabar Farm, Ohio, in 1945. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Second World War, six volumes written out in manuscript longhand

      Contemporary quarter leather; volumes one and three large 4to (49 x 41cm), volume 2 folio (47 x 30cm). The six volumes of the Second World War, written out in manuscript longhand in two large day books and a ledger, by an unidentified hand, probably dating from the 1950s. A right-sloping very neat hand in blue or black fountain pen with occasional red. An unabridged transcription (except some sources typed on separate loose sheets), written on both sides of approximately 800 leaves of the three ledgers, final volume following straight on with unabridged transcriptions of four other of Churchill's works, 'My Early Life', 'Thoughts and Adventures', 'Great Contemporaries' and 'Step by Step'. Together with a folder of related typed leaves supplying many of the quoted sources for which coded references are left in the manuscript. A unique Churchill item, which could be compared with Borges' story 'Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote'. Borges' "review" describes Menard's efforts to go beyond a mere "translation" of Don Quixote by immersing himself so thoroughly in the work as to be able to actually "re-create" it, line for line, in the original 17th-century Spanish. Pierre Menard is often used to raise questions and discussion about the nature of authorship, appropriation and interpretation.This manuscript raises questions of authorship and more particularly motivation. The Second World War alone totals over 1.5 million words and the motivation to rewrite all this verbatim in longhand defies all logic. The handwriting is not Churchill's, nor any of his known secretaries, according to the Churchill Archives, Cambridge. The ledgers came to light around 15 years ago during a large house clearance near York. There are two clues as to who the author may be, both possibly in the same hand as the manuscript itself: The name 'Philip H. [?] Richings' appears on the front free end paper of the second day book, and a three-page manuscript poem ('An Ode to Sir Barnes [Wallis]'), included with the folder of typed quoted sources, is initialled 'P.H.R.' at the end. The two ledgers have some soiling and wear, with a printed stationer's labels of Arthur Wrigley, Leeds. The middle volume is damped stained to the foot and a little frayed.

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        Le mécanicien et autres contes

      - Chez l'auteur, s.l. 1950, 14,5x19,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno degli ex numerato puro sopra Marais, solo carta di grandi dimensioni 100. Prefazione di André Breton. Esemplare raro e bello. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 ex numérotés sur pur fil du Marais, seuls grands papiers. Préface d'André Breton. Rare et bel exemplaire.

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