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        Functional Operators 2 Volumes in 1

      Princeton U.P., Princeton, NJ 1950 - (full book description) Princeton U.P., Princeton, NJ, 1950. 3rd Printing, VG-, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=5.5"x7.5", 261,107pgs. 2 Volumes in 1 edition. 1957 printing. Title Page for Volume 1 missing, ink owner name on front endpaper, 1/4" chip on page 17 of Volume 2, one word(Euclidean) slightly affected, o.w. clean & tight. Text in VG+ condition. SCARCE HARDBACK edition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        I, Robot

      Gnome Press, 1950 A fine first edition in a fine price-clipped dust jacket, housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. A cornerstone classic rarely found in this condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Collection of First Day Covers / Original Stamps from all over the world / First Day Covers of Shakespeare 400th Birthday / 20th Anniversary of the World Health organisation / Royal Cork Yacht Club etc. / First Day Cover British Explorers (Captain Robert Falcon Scott / Henry Hubson / Sir Martin Frobisher / Sir James Clark Ross etc. Over 1000 Stamps

      Irish Post / British Post etc., Cork / London etc. 1950 - Cork / London etc., Irish Post / British Post etc., c. 1950 - 1990. Octavo. more than 50 First day Covers and hundreds of stamps. Original Softcover. The whole collection in a blue koffer. Ask for more images. Sprache: English The whole collection in a blue koffer. Ask for more images. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

      London: Geoffrey Bles,, 1950. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and black and white illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Spine rolled and faded, with the oft-seen ghosting through the dust jacket, tiny nicks at corners and ends of spine, short closed tear to front top edge. A lovely copy. First edition, first impression of the first book in the Narnia series.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        De blijde en onvoorziene week.

      Parijs, Eigen beheer, Dec. 1950. Oorspr omslag met handgekleurde tekening door karel appel. Met 8 handgekleurde tekeningen door Karel APPEL. 16 p.*hand-reeks nr. 1. - Oplage: 200 door Appel en Claus gesign. ex., gedrukt te Parijs in December 1950 volgens een fotocopy systeem naar met de hand geschreven tekst en de tekeningen. In de handel zijn 200 exemplaren genummerd en door Karel Appel met de hand gekleurd. Dit is nummer 195. - Slagter 11. - Mooi ex.. - Toegevoegd: HET ORIGINELE BESTEL FORMULIER met tekening door Appel (dat ook in fraaie staat is).

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        Guidebook (Panzernashorn)

      Chicago 1950 - 23 x 14,5 cm 96 Seiten 200 gr. Notiz und Aufkleber von Vorbesitzer auf Titelseite, berieben, innen sehr gut [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schueling Buchkurier]
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        Gl?ckstag am Augsburger Friedensfest, Aktionsheft des Augsburger Zoos

      Augsburg 1950 - 15 x 21 cm 16 Seiten 100 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        20 scarce offprints from Artificial Insemination Pioneer John Hammond 6 inscribed

      Various, 1940s-1950s - "Sir John Hammond CBE FRS[1] PhD (23 February 1889 - 25 August 1964), was a physiologist, agricultural research scientist, veterinarian known for his pioneering work in artificial insemination." WikipediaAll from the Robert H. Foote (Cornell University AI researcher). First separate edition. Offprint. Original wrappers. Includes: Development of Artificial Insemination in Cattle in England and Wales (1948); Some Possible Causes of Sterility (1953); The Possibility of Artificial Pregnancy in Cattle (1950); Artificial Lactation and Its Uses (1948); The Effects of Climate on Reproduction (1955); The Practical Use of Hormones in Animal Production (1951); Physiology of Reproduction in Relation to Nutrition ((1948-49); Animal Breeding in Relation to Nutrition and Environmental Conditions (1946); Genetic Differences in the Composition of Animal Products (1950); Essential steps to quality in bacon production (nd); The Story of a Research which knows no frontiers (Artificial Insemination) (1955); Hormonal Augmentation of Fertility in Sheep 1. Induction of ovulation, superovulation and heat in sheep with J. Hammond Jr. and A. S. Parkes (1942); Hormones in Fertility (1955); Animal Production Research at Cambridge (1952-53); Endocrine Balance in Relation to Fertility and Sterility (nd); Sterility and habitat (1953); Breeding Sheep for Quantity and Quality of Wool (1955); Physiological Limits to Intensive Production in Animals (1952); Polled Cattle (1950); Nutrition and fertility (nd). All very good few with underlining by Robert Foote, and most with his stamp of ownership. Provenance: William B. Provine. Quality, Value, Experience. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        HANGA KYO RAU NIJU KEI: TWENTY WOODBLOCK VIEWS OF KYOTO.

      [Kyoto Uchida Bijitsu Sho Shi]. A portfolio of 20 color wood. block printed illustrations, 24 x 27 cm., contained a blue. folding cloth Chitsu slipcase, bone clasps, with list of all. plates, each illustration is mounted on a card, suitable for. A SUPERB SET OF VIEWS OF KYOTO & HER TEMPLES, SIGHTS &c... framing and library display. Each print is finely executed with a cinnabar seal in the lower corner, with the artist's signature in the block. Scenes include the famous temples & shrines as well as the sights in & around Kyoto, the ancient capital. Such favorites as Kyomizu Temple, castle in snow, Ujigawa Bridge at night time, Kinkaku Temple in snow, pagod- as, Heian Jingu Shrine and a host of other fine & beautiful views. Done in superb pastel colors, fine registry. Although there is not date cited, this is clearly done very close to [1950], when compared to others from this same publisher. The last of the finely carved and hand-printed woodblock prints from the "old school." A lovely suite of color prints complete as issued. Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        The Martian Chronicles

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950 First edition, First Edition stated on the copyright page. Book very good, some fading along spine, some spots on covers, some darkening of end papers, soiling spot at bottom page edges. Dust jacket shows some foxing on inside, minor wear. Flap price $2.50. Comes in a custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Autograph letter signed "Benjamin [?]Br" to the noted English composer, broadcaster, and writer on music Antony Hopkins.

      2 pp. Octavo (ca. 176 x 137 mm). Dated July 6, 1950. In ink on stationery with "4 Crabbe St. Aldeburgh, Suffolk" printed at head. Britten warmly thanks "Tony" for writing an overture for the Aldeburgh Festival, which Britten, Peter Pears, and Eric Crozier had founded in 1948. He apologizes for not writing sooner, and for not spending more time with Hopkins and his wife, Alison, during the Festival. "... [the Overture] made an extremely brilliant effect, and was a perfect opening piece for what, I think, turned out to be a nice concert. I especially admired the restraint & skill in writing for the small body of performers. The performance seemed fine - I hope you were pleased... I was sorry not to see more of you & Alison - but the whole social business of the week gets a bit out of hand... Thank you again for your kindness, promptness & skill in writing the overture." Slightly worn and soiled; creased at fold and slightly overall; minor foxing to small area of verso. / Hopkins's Festival Overture was first performed at the Aldeburgh Festival on June 24, 1950, in Aldeburgh Parish Church, conducted by the composer. Of the work, Hopkins writes: "Judge of my surprise when I received a letter from Benjamin Britten asking me to write a short Festival Overture for the then comparatively new Aldeburgh Festival. It was to be for a tiny band - just 11 strings and 2 trumpets. I had earlier dedicated my first opera to Britten and this may have been a kindly reciprocal gesture. I duly wrote this piece and tried to finish it triumphantly, despite the small resources. My 'triumph' was received in total silence - I had forgotten that the performance was given in the local church, and in those days applause wasn't allow in churches. Surely the angels wouldn't mind? Anyway, to this day, it was the biggest anti-climax of my life, and I slunk out of the building a broken spirit." From Goodmusic Publishers online. After its first publication, the Festival Overture was named Aldeburgh Festival Suite. "[Britten] and his contemporary Michael Tippett are among several pairs of composers who dominated English art music in the 20th century. Of their music, Britten?s early on achieved, and has maintained, wider international circulation." Philip Brett et al. in Grove Music Online.

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        [Photo Album]: 1950 Automotive Road Trip

      [Circa 1950]. Quarto commercial album. Measuring approximately 10.25" x 7.25". A total of 88 leaves with the first 37 containing 123 black and white photographs and photo postcards dry set in corner mounts on the versos and rectos (the final pages are unused). Overall very good plus or better. Album of photographs and real photo postcards chronicling a 1950 road trip, primarily along U.S. Highways 66, 180, and 83 through Eastern New Mexico then South through Texas, following the U.S.-Mexico border capturing scenic views in and around areas including Carlsbad, Pharr, El Paso, and Corpus Christi. Many images taken across the dashboard of a 1937 Plymouth Coupe, in a classic "through-the-windshield" style, beautifully capturing life on the road in the American Southwest. A quintessential album of postwar automotive Americana, embodying the spirit of the open road and eerily evoking Kerouac's On the Road, written at roughly the same time and inspired by many of these same highways. .

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        Edge of Doom (Original Film Pressbook)

      Los Angeles: Samuel Goldwyn Company / RKO Radio Pictures, 1950. Original pressbook for the 1950 film noir. Based on the 1949 novel by Leo Brady. Written for the screen by Philip Yordan and Ben Hecht. An RKO release that flopped at its premiere, so much that the producers at Goldwyn had Ben Hecht write framing scenes to be added to the wide release. Essential noir, with Catholic overtones and optimism, about an impoverished family and the depths to which a frustrated young man (Farley Granger) can sink, culminating in murder (Silver, et al.). 12 pages, with one insert (folded once), 12 x 18 inches, saddle stitched. Very Good plus, with a faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages, a few short closed tears at the edges, light soil, and a tiny chip at one corner of the insert. Neibaur 252. Selby (1984) 122. Silver, p. 104. Spicer, p. 409.

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        [Photo Album]: Florida Air Station

      Key West, Florida. 1950s. A collection of 108 black and white photographs most measuring 3.5" x 4.5" from an American military base during the Korean War. Based on a single caption it would appear that at least some of the photographs were taken at the Naval Air Station in Key West, Florida. The assemblage documents the comings and goings on the naval air base with pilots working on equipment and posing in uniform on aircraft. Also pictured are midair photos of helicopters from the Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 1 and aircraft carriers. Eight pictures show the wreckage in the aftermath of a plane crash. It has anecdotally been suggested these are the work of Edward Steichen, although we could find no evidence to support this. A splendid and varied group of photos showing the Navy at work. .

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        Ball from 1941 World Series later signed by Hall of Famer Dizzy Dean

      [Detroit], August 1, 1950. "Baseball Signed “Dizzy Dean.” Signature, light, 2/3 strength. Toned, scuffed, surface tear. No markings visible, unable to identify manufacturer. Handwritten in unidentified hand on side panel “1941 / World Series / N.Y. Yanks / and / Brooklyn Dodgers” so this apparently was a ball used at the ’41 World Series. Handwritten in another hand, near Dean’s signature, most probably indicating when the Hall of Fame pitcher signed it, “August / 1st 1950.”On October 5, 1941, Brooklyn had won game four of the 1941 World Series 4-3 when, with two out and no one on base, it seemed that pitcher Hugh Casey had struck out Tommy Henrich ending the game, tying the World Series at two games each. But the ball got past Dodger catcher Mickey Owen and Henrich was safe at first base. Then DiMaggio singled, Keller doubled, Dickey walked, Gordon doubled, and Rizzuto walked before Murphy grounded out to end the inning. The Dodgers were retired 1-2-3 in the bottom of the ninth and the Yankees had won the game 7-4, giving them a commanding 3-1 game lead. New York won game 5 and the 1941 World Series the next day.Dizzy Dean was a sportscaster for the New York Yankees in 1950. On August 1, 1950, the Yankees lost to the Tigers 7-3 in Detroit."

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        Umfangreiches Nachlaßkonvolut mit ca. 200 Originalzeichnungen und über 5000 (inkl. mehrf. vorh.) Zeitungsausschnitten, Probedrucken von Buchillustrationen, Buchumschlägen, Prospekten, gedruckten Entwürfen für Werbungen und Exlibris‘, Ausschneidebögen, Postkarten usw.

      Versch. Orte, versch. Verlage, um 1900-1950. - Die rund 200 tlw. aquarellierten, tlw. signierten Originalzeichnungen in Bleistift und Tusche reichen von kleinformatigen flüchtigen Skizzen über Exlibris-Entwürfe, Entwürfe bzw. Vorlagen für Buchillustrationen u. -umschlägen, schön ausgeführten Vorlagen für „Die Muskete" (die entsprechenden Orig.-Seiten meist beiliegend) bis hin zu großformatigen Bleistiftzeichnungen. - In den meist mehrf. vorhandenenen Probedrucken (tlw. in versch. Zuständen) u. Ausschnitten spiegelt sich das umfangreiche illustratorische Lebenswerk des Künstlers wieder. Den überwiegenden Teil bilden Orig.-Seiten aus der Zeitschrift „Die Muskete" (ca. 1500 inkl. mehrf. vorh.), jedoch auch aus „Der Scherer", „Wiener Luft", „Figaro", „Faun", „Der Floh", „Die Wochenschau", „Wiener Caricaturen" u.a. Den zweiten größeren Teil bilden Probedrucke bzw. Ausschnitte von Buchillustrationen. Dazu kommen in kleinerem Umfang noch Prospekte, gedruckte Entwürfe für Werbungen und Exlibris‘, Ausschneidebögen, Postkarten, Kalender usw. sowie hunderte kleine, meist miltärische Darstellungen (Soldaten, Pferde, Kutschen usw.). - Wilke „studierte von 1898 bis 1902 bei Ludwig Nieper an der Kunstakademie in Leipzig, von 1902 bis 1903 in Karlsruhe bei E. Schruth und 1902 nochmals in Leipzig bei Max Seliger. Ab November 1903 war er dann in Wien tätig. Von 1904 bis 1907 war er Mitarbeiter der Zeitschrift ‚Der Scherer - erstes illustriertes Tiroler Witzblatt für Politik, Kunst und Leben‘. Von 1905 bis 1918 war er Mitarbeiter der Zeitschrift ‚Die Muskete‘. Von 1913 bis 1923 arbeitete er am Wiener Burgtheater als Ausstattungschef. Er entwarf unter anderem Bucheinbände und Schutzumschläge, z.B. für die Wiener Literarische Anstalt, den Leopold Stocker Verlag (ab 1938), den Burgverlag, den Amalthea-Verlag, Konegens Kinderbücher [.]. Von 1923 bis 1938 war er als Illustrator und künstlerischer Beirat im Österreichischen Bundesverlag aktiv. Drei Tage nach dem Anschluss Österreichs wurde NSDAP-Mitglied Wilke am 16. März 1938 vom Landeskulturleiter der NSDAP in Österreich, Hermann Stuppäck, zum kommissarischen Leiter des Österreichischen Bundesverlags ernannt [.]. Von 1908 bis 1910 war er Mitglied des Hagenbundes, ab 1941 des Künstlerhauses Wien" (Wikipedia). - Beiliegend ca. 20 von Wilke illustrierte Bücher u. Zeitschriften (meist mit dessen Exlibris am Innendeckel; darunter „Schubertbund. Fasching 1912", „Vermählungsfeier von Luise u. Albert Mog" [1903], „Sondernummer Karl Alex. Wilke" der Zeitschrift „Faun" [1920] u.a.) sowie ein eigenh. Bibl.-Katalog des Künstlers, der separat auch die von Wilke illustrierten Bücher auflistet. - Vereinzelte Gebrauchsspuren (Knickspuren, Einrisse usw.). Einige Orig.-Graphiken (stock-) fleckig. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 20000 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Face Of India.

      c.'s 1950 - Gelatin silver print. Dimensions: 20 x 16 cm. Good tonal range and in good condition. Ink title and description on reverse. German publisher's label attached to reverse.

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        Herausgegeben von Edgar Jené und Max Hölzer. 2 Hefte (= alles Erschienene).

      Klagenfurt, Verlag Josef Haid bzw. (Paris, Éditions Surréallistes), (1950-53). 8° bzw. 4°. Mit zahlr. tlw. ganzs. Illustrationen. 94 S., 1 Bl.; 32 S., Illustr.-OKart.-Bde. (von Edgar Jené bzw. Toyen). Erstausgabe der mit den beiden vorliegenden Heften vollständigen „Surrealistischen Publikationen“. - Mit Texten bzw. Illustrationen von George Hénein, Paul Celan, Werner Riemerschmied, Cellu Naum, Maurice Nadeau, Walter Behrens, Victor Brauner, Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, André Breton, Hans Arp, Benjamin Péret, Edgar Jené, Antonin Artaud, Michael Guttenbrunner, Rudolf Pointner, Rudolf Wittkopf, Max Hölzer, Franz Rogler u.a. - Rücken des ersten Heftes min rissig u. mit kl. Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital. Rechte obere Ecke des zweiten Heftes min. bestoßen. - Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. - Laakmann/Tgahrt 428. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Surrealistische Publikationen, Edgar Jené, Max Hölzer, Surrealismus, Zeitschriften, Anthologien

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        Il nuovo ramusio. Raccolta di viaggi, testi e documenti relativi ai rapporti fra l' Europa e l' Oriente,

      Ist. poligrafico della Stato, 1950 - 1973 Opera in 13 Volumi. Cm 22x28, (vol. I) XXXI 240 es. n. 308, (vol. II) è diviso in 7 tomi: (t.I) pp. CXX 224 es. n. 355, (t.II) VIII 273 es. n. 462, (t. III) VIII 366 es. n. 518, (t. IV) X 284 es.n. 779, (t. V) XXXVI 251 es. n. 618, (t. VI) X 353 es. n. 850, (t. VII) VIII 317 es. n. 335, (vol. III) pp. XVI 864 es. n. 583, (IV) pp. XLVI 437 es. n. 699, (V) pp. XXIII 356 es. n. 617, (vol. VI) pp. XXIII 356 es. n. 679, (VII) pp. XIII 415 es. n. 342, tutti i volumi sono stampati su carta tirata a mano di Pescia, le cartine presenti nei volumi sono in b/n e f.t. e sono legati in cartoncino morbido con alette e hanno la sovraccoperta in acetato (gli acetati presentano qualche rottura). Tutti i volumi sono ottimamente conservati in barbe e alcuni intonsi. 1) Liber peregrinationis di Jacopo Da Verona, 2) I missionari italiani nel Tibet e nel Nepal (7 tomi), 3) Il libro dei conti di Giacomo Badoer, 4) Viaggi di C. Federici e G. Baldi alle Indie Orientali, 5) Le navigazioni atlantiche del veneziano Alvise Da Mosto, 6) I viaggi di Pietro Della Valle, lettere alla Persia, 7) I viaggi degli ambasciatori veneti Barbaro e Contarini.

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        Schaffhauser Tracht.

      - 165 cm Hoch, Ca. 50 Jahre alt, gut erhalten, still, willig und immer freundlich aber etwas flach. Hallauer Sonntagstracht. Die Kopfbedeckung (eine Haube) signalisiert, dass die Trägerin verheiratet ist «sie ist unter der Haube.!». Ausgesägte und detailiert bemalte Holzplatte (ca. 1950). Rückseitig 2 Befestigungseisen. 10000 gr. Schlagworte: Helvetica - Schaffhausen

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        "Visions of Gerard". Corrected typescript signed

      1950. Signed in pencil "John Kerouac" at the end of the last page. 4 pages, single spaced carbon typescript on onion-skin paper, with extensive manuscript revisions by Kerouac on the first page, and a few on the others, totaling 45 words in his hand. This draft typescript, identified by Kerouac on the first page as a "short short", is the germ of the novel of the same title, and probably the earliest extant fragment of Kerouac's "Legend of Duluoz". In our typescript Kerouac tells the stories of his saintly eight year-old brother Gerard who died in 1926, when Jack was four years-old: Gerard feeding birds which flocked to his windowsill, and his rescue of a mouse, which his cat then ate. Here Kerouac uses the name Daoulas as his family name; connecting this draft with his unfinished Michael Daoulas book, written in 1945; he'd also used that name before settling on "Martin" for the family in "The Town and the City" and before adopting a more French sounding version "Duluoz". In a lengthy confessional letter to Neal Cassady, dated 28 December 1950 - Jan. 3, 1951, Kerouac tells these same stories, writing of the cat and mouse story: "My mother heard every word of it; the text has been translated to me a million times, now it's garbled. If I could only have heard his exact words. Don't you see, Neal, I never told you, I believe my brother was a saint...I could not live without this confession". On stylistic grounds our typescript appears to precede this letter which was among his first experiments in spontaneous prose, although identical sentences appear in both. Folded twice as for mailing. Provenance: Jonathan Goodwin - Maurice Neville.

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        Budapest World Candidates Tournament 1950. Number 18, Cordingley.

      - Cordingley, E.G.R. Budapest World Candidates Tournament 1950. Number 18, Cordingley Limited Edition of Tournament Books. Copy number 194. Publ. by Chess Students Quarterly, 19 Grange Hill, London SE 25 1951. Self published by Cordingley, with an offset printing machine. Bound in green cloth boards, gilt title on front board. In very good condition. With a list of subscribers, both "permanent" , and just to this volume. All printed in very limited runs, less than 300 copies, and many 100 or less. Very scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Cocktail Party

      London: Faber & Faber, 1950 - First Edition. Near fine in a dust jacket with very slight wear and tear. Signed by the author on the title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [The Complete Prose Works: Wessex Novels and Short Stories of Thomas Hardy. Library Edition]. THE LIBRARY EDITION IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPERS

      Macmillan,, 1950[-55]. 18 vols., 8vo., with endpaper maps; original blue cloth, gilt backs, a very good, bright, clean set in unclipped dustwrapper, the wrappers lightly chafed at heads and tails of backstrips, and browned at backstrips. The set comprises: [novels] Desperate Remedies, Under the Greenwood Tree, A Pair of Blue Eyes, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Hand of Ethelberta, The Return of the Native, The Trumpet Major, A Laodicean, Two on a Tower, The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Woodlanders, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure, The Well-Beloved and: [short stories] Wessex Tales, A Group of Noble Dames, Life's Little Ironies, A Changed Man. The best uniform edition of the 1950s, Macmillan's Library Edition uses the clean and pleasing typography of the definitive Wessex Edition; each volume includes the map of 'the Wessex of the Novels and Poems' as drawn by Hardy himself. COMPLETE SETS IN THIS CONDITION ARE VERY SCARCE

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        A DROP OF DEW.

      [Tokyo 1950, Hokuseido]. Buff boards, slipcase, very clean,. 21 x 27.5 cm., double signed by Kazuo Koizumi Hearn's son,. silver flecked paper covers, gold stamped,deckle edge paper.. FIRST AND ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 350 DOUBLE SIGNED. The work was inspired by Hearn's son, Kazuo Koizumi [Hearn] as a tribute to his father. The work was then meticulously designed, printed and executed by the publisher friend at the Hokuseido Press. Hokuseido had published a large amount of Hearn's writings since Hearn's death in 1904, and was a close friend of the Koizumi family. * While Kazuo's name only appears at the end in the limitation colophon being Hearn's son, he sanctioned this by signing it for each of the 350 copies issued. * Printed on hand-made watermarked Japanese vellum paper with Hearn's crest. Bound in gold-stamped title on the covers, in decorated boards with silver flecked Washi paper. Contains 10 page facsimile of Hearn 's manuscript with his cinnabar Hanko [chop] seals. With an important four-page English postscript by his son, Kazuo [Hearn] Koizumi. The work was 21 x 27.5 cm. in size and is contained in a buff boards slip-case with title on the cover, else unadorned. * The "CERTIFICATE" or colophon page cites the fact that this book was LIMITED TO 350 NUMBERED COPIES, printed by Hokuseido Press, Tokyo. Below the stamped number, there is Kazuo Koizumi's brush-signed signature in Japanese, along with two of his square cinnabar Hanko [chop] seals. * A special copy contains his English signature along side the Japanese signature, which was numbered one [of 350 in all], and was a special presentation copy to a friend. The balance are otherwise numbered, signed in Japanese and with the two seals in red. Ours being this one is numbered:"1" [of 350] indicating a special personal copy presented to a friend. Double signed by Kazuo Koizumi, the compiler, Hearn's son. * CONDITION: This is an excellent copy, with out any flaws to speak of, in the original matching slip-case, which has some very tiny points of wear, but solid as issued. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Not in : P.D & Ione Perkins: LAFCADIO HEARN A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HIS WRITINGS: * BAL 8050 * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Indian Warriors and Game

      ca. 1950. Gouache painting on board. 9 x 14 inches. Authenticated by the artist's son, Tony Sheets, on the verso.

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        The Town & the City.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co. 8vo (20.5 cm; 8"). [3] ff., 499, [1] pp.. (1950) First edition of Kerouac's first book. An advance review copy, this distinction being printed on its wrapper; there apparently was no distributed "proof copy" for it. A fictionalized account of the author's life and family and friends, the novel is somewhat conventional but contains the seeds and hints of things that will mature, expand, and dominate in his later writings. Publisher's printed salmon paper wrappers, rear cover with a slim crease to paper (in production?); a fresh, unworn copy. Cryptic pencilled characters (totalling 13) on endpapers and rear endpaper with one very short tear. Housed in a quarter green morocco clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Ölgemälde: "Blumenmarkt in Amsterdam"

      - Öl auf Leinwand im Rahmen. Um 1950 gemaltes, stimmungsrvolles, großes, gerahmtes Ölgemäldes des 1902 in Koblenz geborenen Malers. Maße: Höhe 34 cm x Breite 88 cm ( gerahmt 51 x 104 cm ). Rechts unten signiert. ( Foto als Email im jpeg-Format erhältlich / webimage on request available ) ( Bei Ölgemälden leider nur Selbstabholung oder selbstorganisierter Transport möglich, kein Versand )( Please notice: No shipment possible ) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Dinah Washington

      - Lovely original watercolor of Jazz icon Dinah Washington. Undated, circa 1950. Dinah Washington (1924-1963) was a renowned singer and pianist. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. Stuyvesant van Veen (1910-1988) was best known for his large-scale social realism style murals. His watercolors and portraits are rare. Original watercolor. Frame measures 22 7/8" x 31 1/2". Painting measures 28" x 19 1/2"

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Vernon E. Duroe's Photographs of New York City and Upstate New York, together with Photographs of the Duroe Family

      [New York] 1950 - A large collection upwards of 1200 black and white photographs, the bulk of which were taken by the Brooklyn-based photographer and teacher, Vernon Everett Duroe. Born in 1872 on the family farm in Norwich, New York, Duroe developed an early interest in both portrait and landscape photography, and was an active member of the photography department at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. This collection of his prints divides roughly into three parts: fine art photographs (some of which were published in the early 1920s); landscape and architectural studies; and family snapshots and portraits. Most range in size from 5" x 7" to 11" x 14", with several hundred smaller size images. Included are gelatin silver, platinum, albumen, and matte collodion prints, several of which are identical images printed in variant tones and sizes. Also included are a few tintypes, cartes de visites, etc., and several dozen cabinet cards. Most of the prints in the collection are loose, with about a quarter mounted (on original commercially produced cardboard mounts or Duroe's custom-made mounts, or in folded paper portfolios). With few exceptions, most prints are undated and unmarked. Overall very good or better, with some light to moderate curling among some of the loose prints. A detailed list of the photographs is available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Gerhard Marcks - Tierfabeln des Aesop - Original- Holzschnitte, signiert

      K.H. Henssel, Berlin 1950 - Original- Holzschnitte von Gerhard Marcks. Der Druck wurde in der Landeskunstschule Hamburg von Richard von Sichowsky im Sommer 1949 begonnen und im Februar 1950 beendet. Die Auflage beträgt 175 Stück, von denen 150 in den Handel kamen. Die Übertragung der Tierfabeln besorgte August Hausrat. Hahnenmühle Büttenpapier. Exemplar Nr. 84. Von Gerhard Marcks handsch. signiert. Doppelbögen zu Einzelbögen zusammengefasst 33 x 24 cm, ungebunden, mit Einband und Schutzumschlag. Umschlag leicht lichtrandig, Umschlagrücken etwas angebräunt, geringe Lesespuren, Einband und Rücken sauber, Schnitt sehr leicht angebräunt, sauber, Seiten ebenso, Gesamtzustand (sehr) gut. Size: Folio

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        DIBUJO ORIGINAL AL CARBON CON EL ROSTRO DE DALÍ, FIRMADO 1950

      1950 - DIBUJO ORIGINAL AL CARBON CON EL ROSTRO DE DALÍ, FIRMADO A. MINGUEZ CON LA MITICA MIRADA SURREALISTA DEL GRAN ARTISTA. 1950. 30X25 (DIBUJO). REF DL 5. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        True Love Story

      Town and Country Magazine - Oblong, stapled wraps. No publishing information given, but printed circa 1950 as an advertising promotion for Town and Country Magazine. Illustrations by Bemelmans are printed on one side of the page, and tell a story without any text. In Very Good condition, with light toning and light wear at corners. The last leaf shows chipped corners, spotting and a small tear that has been repaird. A very rare title from the beloved author of Madeline. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Salzburg und Bad Tölz, Mai und Juli 1950. - Zusammen (1+1¾=) 2¾ SS. auf 2 Bll. Gr.-4to. Ein Brief mit einer etwas mehr als halbseitigen Nachschrift in Bleistift. An den Musikverleger und Librettisten Ludwig Strecker d. J. (1883–1978) über ihre gemeinsame Oper „Der Igel als Bräutigam": „[.] Noch eines zum Stück: ich glaube, der Schluss ist jetzt recht gut geworden; die neue schlagerhafte Version mit der ursprünglichen kindertümlichen zu verbinden war eine harte Nuss u. darum hat das Ganze auch um etwa 3 Wochen länger gedauert. Aber es war wohl nötig so. Für die Bühnenfassung (Orchester) möchte ich gerne den alten Schluss als aufführungsberechtigt ad lib. beigeben, sodaß Gelegenheit bestünde ihn zu verwenden (er bietet nämlich allerlei Möglichkeiten zu tänzerischer Entfaltung, was im neuen ganz knapp wird) [.]" (a. d. Br. v. 19. Juli 1950). – Etwas gebräunt bzw. knittrig sowie tls. mit kleinen Randläsuren. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        De mémoire d'homme. Lithographies de Pablo Picasso.

      Bordas 1950 4°; pp. 119 non num. 7, con 9 litografie originali di Picasso, di cui 8 f.testo a piena pagina ed una al frontespizio. Brochure edit. con risvolti al taglio anteriore, titoli al dorso e al piatto. Edizione limitata a complessivi 350 esemplari numerati, questo nostro è uno dei 300 su vélin d'Arches; contrassegnato dall'autore ad inchiostro con le iniziali nel colophon. L'opera fu scritta da Tzara tra il 1946 e il 1949 e rappresenta la summa della sua esperienza poetica. Le litografie di Picasso hanno la particolarità di essere state realizzate con un procedimento insolito: infatti l'artista ha utilizzato direttamente i polpastrelli delle dita intinti nell'inchiostro tipografico, per poi solo rifinire le tavole a matita litografica. Perfetto esemplare arricchito dal precedente proprietario di una custodia in piena pelle con titoli in oro ai piatti e al dorso. Cfr. Cramer 59; Monod 10794.(vedi riproduz.)

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Prandi s.n.c.]
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        The Albany Theatre, London.

      c. 1950 - Gelatin silver print. Dimensions: 155 by 110mm. Stamped and photographer's initials on verso.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Contes et romans

      Paris, Editions Arc en Ciel 1950. 5 volumes In - 8 en feuilles à feuilles sous couvertures à rabats et doubles emboitages bordeaux à dos de bois. 169 + 181 + 184 + 186 + 236 pages. Illustrations en couleurs libertines de Paul Emile BECAT, enluminures de RENSON fils. Les eaux - fortes ont ete tirées sur les presses de Dominique Viglino. Les enluminures sont de Renson fils. Tirage limité numéroté à 2200 exemplaires. Celui - ci, un des 84 exemplaires sur pur fil des papeteries de Lana,et portant le N° 44. Chaque volume comporte une suite en noir (N°44). Imprimé en deux couleurs, rouge et noir, avec bandeaux et culs de lampes. Contient : Candide. Le blanc et le noir. L'homme au quarante écus. Zadig oul a destinée. Micromégas. Le taureau blanc. La princesse de Balbylone. L'ingénu. Les lettres d'Amabed. Ensemble bien complet et en très bel état. Rare dans cette condition.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Artgil]
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        La Fontaine - vingt fables.

      Lausanne, André Gonin, 1950 36 x 27 cm, 85 (3) S., 20 mehfarb. Orig.-Lithographien, Lose Bogen in Umschlag in HPerg.-Mappe u. in Kart.-Schuber, Mappe un schuber angeschmutzt, innen tadellos Nr. 92 von 213 arab. num. Exemplaren. Vom Verleger und vom Künstler im Impressum signiert. auf Rives teinte aus einer Gesamtauflage von 275. Den Text druckte Kündig in Genf. die Lithographien wurden im Atelier Armand Kratz in Zürich unter Aufsicht von Emile Matthieu gedruckt. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Illustr. Bücher - Originalgrafik Fabeln

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        A Town Like Alice

      AU: Heinemann. Melbourne, Heinemann, 1950. Hardback first Australian edition and first impression. Good condition only. Boards a little warped, some fraying to the spine tips, a little rubbing. Spine a little faded. Endpapers toned. A liquid stain to a few gatherings penetrating a little from the fore edge. Gift inscription. Not the greatest condition by a long shot, but a scarce book with signature. This being inscribed by Shute 'To Meile [?] Howie [?] \ from \ Nevil Shute Norway', it is also signed without inscription by Shute on the title page. . Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1950.

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        Lot of 170 Letters and Other Items Inscribed or Written to Ralph Tracy Hale (1880-1951), Editor, Writer, and Publisher. Includes Letters From Orville Wright, Booker T. Washington, Wallace Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, Theodore Roosevelt, John Philip Sousa, Ezra Pound, Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Dreiser, William H. Taft, Auguste Rodin, Jack London, and Many Others

      1950. other. Very Good. Large group of 170 letters and other documents written to and collected by early 20th century editor and publisher Ralph Tracy Hale (1880-1951). Mr. Hale first worked for Bobbs Merrill (1904-1908), then Small, Maynard, (1908-1919) and finally as partner in Hale, Cushman, and Flint (1927-1947). Along with his editing efforts, Hale taught, wrote articles for periodicals, and edited books on Vermeer and Rodin. With Robert Bartlett, he co-wrote 'The Last Voyage of the Karluk', an account of the disastrous Canadian Arctic expedition claimed the lives of eleven men. Hale had a personal interest in polar exploration, and corresponded with Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Canadian explorer and leader of the Karluk expedition. He was also an editor for poets John Whitcomb Riley and Madison Cawein. As demonstrated by this collection, Mr. Hale collaborated and corresponded with an array of writers, poets, politicians, artists, and other public figures, including Theodore Roosevelt, Jack London, Orville Wright, Booker T. Washington, Theodore Dreiser, and William H. Taft. The letters date between 1900 and 1950, and are housed in a hardcover green cloth autograph book which Hale kept, or loose in backed mylar sleeves. Good+ to very good condition. Many letters are creased or folded in envelopes, but remain overall clean and legible. The letters include, listed alphabetically by author: ALEXANDER, Constance (Autograph, ND), ANDERS, Mary (ALS, ND), AYERS, Sam (ALS, ND), BAERE, Addington (ALS, 1939), BACHELLOR, Adam (ALS, 1905), BAILEY, Alice Comper (ANS, ND), BARTLETT, F.O. (Signature, ND), BARTLETT, Robert (2 ALS, 1912/ 1943), BARTRAW, Clara (ALS, ND), BENNET, Arnold (ANS, 1910), BEVERIDGE, Albert (TLS, 1906), BITHA, Mark Croker (ALS, 1904), BLANCHE, W.M.K (ALS, ND), BOWLS, Nancy (ALS, 1905), BOWNER, Jeraldine (ANS, ND), BRADY, Cyrus Townsend (2 Autograph), BRANDEIS, Louis (ALS, 1932), BRAINERT, Eleanor (ALS, ND), BRIDGMAN, Amy (ALS, ND), BULLEN, J.L (ALS, 1904), BURNHAUS, Steve H. (TLS, 1939), BUTTERWORTH, Hozekiah (ALS, 1904), BYNNER, Witter (2 TLS, 1951), CABEL, G.W. (Autograph), CANNON, J.G. (TLS, 1913), CARMAN, Bliss (2 inscribed copies 'Four Seasons'), CARSON, Edward (ALS, 1913), CAWEIN, Madison (ALS, 1913, Photograph and signature, Framed and inscribed photograph, 1909), CHENY, Merelyn (TLS, 1906), CHESTER, George (TLS, 1904), CHESTER, Leo (Signed Check), Churchill, Winston (Author) (TNS, ND), COAILLEY, John (ALS, 1905), COBB, Richard (TLS, 1904), COLTON, Arthur W. (ALS, 1904), CULLING, Mary (ALS, 1902), DALE, Alan (ALS, 1904), DAWSON, Warrinton (15pp typed manuscript, 'The Scar'), DELAND, Margaret (2 TLS, 1916/ 1919), DOLE, Charles (Christmas Guild, Inscribed to Hale), DREISER, Theodore (First edition of 'A Hoosier Holiday, inscribed to Hale), DUNCAN, Norman (ALS, ND), ELIOT, Charles (TLS, 1909), FRASAR, M.D. (Christmas Greeting, 1909), FRENCH, ALICE (3 ALS, ND/ 2 1905), FRENCH, Anne (ALS, 1905), FRY, David (ALS, 1905), GALE, Lona (ALS, ND), GULBERTSON, Anne Virginia (ALS, ND), HARRISON, Carter (ALS, ND), HAWKINS, Anthony Hope (ALS, ND), HELLEN, Nancy Lane (ALS, 1905), HETT, George C. (ALS, 1907), HODGSON, Richard (TLS, 1905), HOLMES, John Hayes (ALS, 1902), HORTON, George (ALS, 1905), HOUGH, Emerson (ANS, 1905), HOVEY, Harriet (ALS, ND), HOWELLS, W.D. (ALS, 1904), ISHAM, Frederic S (ALS, 1904), JAMES, William (TNS, 1907), KING, Basil (2 TLS, ND, ALS, 1904), KING, Charles (ALS, 1905), KINGSLY, Florence Morse (ANS, 1905), KIRK, William F (Signed poem, 'Memories'), LACEURS, Cobb (ALS, 1905), LEACOCK, Stephen (ALS, 1937), LENE, Fanny (ANS, 1937), LINCOLN, Joseph (TLS, 1924), LONG, J.L (ALS, 1905), LONDON, Jack (ANS, 1904), LOOMIS, Charles (TLS, 1910), LORIMER, George Horace (TNS, 1905), LYNCH, Francis (TNS, 1905), MACGRATH, Harold (ALS, 1905), MARTIN, Atwood (ALS, 1904), MCMANUS, Seamus (Autograph), MELLON, Andrew (TLS, 1935), MERINTON, Margaret (ALS, 1905), MERLINS, Gustav (ALS, 1905), MERTINS, Gustav Frederick ('Storm Signal' manuscript fragment, handwritten and typed, 51pp, with later edition copy of book), MICHELSON, Miriam (ALS, ND), MILES, Wilson (TLS, 1910), MILLER, Elizabeth (ALS, ND), MILLERS, H.W.P (ALS, 1928), MONKITTRICK, R.K. (Handwritten poem, 'The Goat', ND), NAGEL, James W. (ALS, 1906), NICHOLSON, Meredith (Poem 'Simplicity' signed, 2 ALS, 1905), OSBOURNE, Lloyd (Step-son of Robert Louis Stevenson, 2 ALS, 1905/1907), PAYNE, Philip (Autograph, ND), PHILL, David Graham (ALS, 1905), PORTER, Charlotte E. (ALS,1939), POTTER, Frances (ALS, 1906), POUND, Ezra (ALS, ND), PRESIDENT'S Secretary (ANS, 1913), QUICK, J. Herbert (ALS, 1905), REES, Helen (Autograph), RHODES, James Ford (ALS, 1909), RICHARDS, Grant (TLS, 1912), RILEY , James Whitcomb (Autograph, Photograph with Edgar Wilson Nye), RODIN, Auguste (ALS, 1913), ROHLFS, Ted (2 ALS, ND/ 1905), ROOSEVELT, Theodore (TNS, 1910, TLS, 1917), SAMPLER, Margaret (TNS, 1905), SEARS, C.E. (Mrs.) (ALS, 1941), SEDGWICK, Anne Douglas (ALS, 1905), SHELDON, Charles (Signed pamphlet, 1905), SHINN, Florence (ANS, 1904), SHUTE, Henry (TLS, 1903, ALS, 1939), Simpson, Wallace (Duchess of Windsor) (ALS, 1943), SIDGEWICK, Ethel (Handwritten fragment), SMITH, Gertrude (ALS, 1908), SOUSA, John (TLS,1906, ALS, 1929), SPERAVSKY, Julia (ALS,1920), STAFFORD, Margaret (ALS, 1911), STEFANSON, Vilhjamur (2 ALS, 1912/1919), STEPHENS, James (TNS, 1913), STOPPARD, Charles Warren (ALS,1908), STREET, Julian (TLS, 1908), TABB, John B. (ALS, 1904), TAFT, William H. (TNS, 1914), TARBELL, Martha (ALS, 1905), TARRANT, Margaret (ALS, 1939, Photograph), TERLEMY, Mary Virginia (ALS, 1905), THOMAS, Lowell (Autographed photo, 1939), TINDLATER, M.W (ALS, 1905), VALENTINE, E.C.M (ALS, ND, Autograph), WALCOTT, E.A (2 ALS, 1905/1906), WALLACE, Lewis (Autograph), WASHINGTON, Booker T. (ANS, ND, TLS 1907), WATERMAN, Nixon (TNS, ND), WATERSON, Harry (ANS, 1906), WELLS, Caroline (3 ALS, 1904/1905), WHICKER, Henry (Autograph), WHITE, Claude Graham (Signed Photograph), WHITLOCK, Brand (ANS, 1907, TLS, 1926), WILSON, Harry (TLS, 1904), WILSON, Woodrow (TLS, 1911), WINSLET, Alice Armes (ALS, 1905), and WRIGHT, ORVILLE (2 TLS, 1919). Digital images available upon request. Large lot of items may require extra postage.

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        The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

      London: Geoffrey Bles,, 1950. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, floral motif endpapers, all edges gilt. With colour frontispiece and black and white illustrations by Pauline Baynes. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression.

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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’œuvre gravé d’Abram Krol, tome 1 (1948-1957), numéros 96 et 151 (Pierre Cailler, Genève 1959). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Dubonnet. Vin Tonique au Quinquina.

      Original lithographed poster. Signed A.M. Cassandre [19]32. Printed c. 1950. 66x45 cm.. Adolphe Mouron Cassandre er en af det 20. århundredes største plakatkunstnere. Som uddannet billedkunstner og plakatdesigner var A.M. Cassandre meget bevidst om sin brug af typografi, og hans stil er stram, grafisk og inspireret af kubismen og art deco. Bedst kendt er Cassandres Dubonnet-mand, som er lavet i utallige versioner for vinselskabet Dubonnet. Sammen med Cassandres design af Yves Saint Laurents logo er Dubonnet-plakaterne blevet et ikon inden for branding- og reklamedesign. Nedre margin med bogtrykkermærke bortklippet.Printer brand cut off in lower margin. Cassandre became successful enough that with the help of partners he was able to set up his own advertising agency called Alliance Graphique, serving a wide variety of clients during the 1930s. He is perhaps best known for his posters advertising travel, for clients such as the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits. His creations for the Dubonnet wine company were among the first posters designed in a manner that allowed them to be seen by occupants in moving vehicles. His posters are memorable for their innovative graphic solutions and their frequent denotations to such painters as Max Ernst and Pablo Picasso. In addition, he taught graphic design at the École des Arts Décoratifs and then at the École d'Art Graphique. [Wikipedia]

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        LIBRI - International library review.

      Copenhagen, Munksgaard (Später München, Saur), 1950-1999. - ISSN: 0024-2667. Titel gestempelt. Buchrücken mit Bibliothekssignaturschild. Bei den frühen Jahrgängen einige Bände durch Photokopie ergänzt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 50000 Gr.-8°. Halbleineneinbände und Leineneinbände. Bände 1 - 49 + Register zu den Bänden 1 - 25 in 50 Bänden.

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        [The Chronicles of Narnia:]

      London: Geoffrey Bles [and] The Bodley Head,, 1950-1956. The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; The Horse and His Boy; The Magician's Nephew; The Last Battle. 7 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full morocco, various colours, titles and pictorial centre tools to spines gilt, rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, floral endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a dark blue leather entry slipcase. With colour frontispieces and black and white illustrations by Pauline Baynes. An excellent set. All first editions, first impressions. A complete set of the much acclaimed Narnia series. "The immediate inspiration for 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' was a series of nightmares that Lewis had had about Lions. More seriously, he was concerned to do for children what he had done for an adult readership in his science fiction trilogy... The Narnia novels are not allegorical; they are entirely in keeping with the belief, shared by Lewis and his close friend and Oxford colleague Tolkien, that stories in themselves, especially of the mythical type, can give spiritual nourishment without imparting abstract meaning... As Naomi Lewis has written, the books are 'intoxicating' to all but the most relentlessly unimaginative readers, and must be judged the most sustained achievement in fantasy for children by a 20th century author".

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        VENGEANCE IS MINE - WITH SIGNED BOOKPLATE LAID IN

      New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1950. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; blue textured cloth, with titles reverse-stamped in gilt on spine and publisher's logo in blind on front cover; dustjacket; 255pp. Bookplate inscribed by Spillane loosely laid in. Spine ends gently nudged, with faint toning to extremities; clean throughout - Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, with rear panel printing excerpts from six reviews for My Gun Is Deadly and I, The Jury; edgeworn, with a handful of small nicks and short tears along the edges, and a longer, semi-circular tear toward upper right corner of front panel; Very Good. The author's third novel, and third mystery featuring detective Mike Hammer.

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        Les tatouages du "milieu": Avec 82 photographies hors texte & 80 dessins de tatouages.

      Paris, La Roulotte 1950 - Achevé d'imprimer le 10 juin 1950, édition originale outre les 50 premiers exemplaires numérotés. Premier ouvrage édité sous le Signe de la Roulotte. Cartonnage d'éditeur plein papier, imprimé noir sur le premier plat et au dos, sous jaquette photographique, 238 x 163 mm. 56 pages de textes illustrés en marges des 80 dessins de tatouages par Jacques Delarue précèdent les (64) pages illustrées de 80 photographies reproduites sur papier couché, 10 sont de Doisneau, d'autres proviennent du Muséé de l'Homme ou de la collection Lacassagne, précurseur de l'étude du tatouage criminel. Très rare exemplaire complet de sa jaquette en très bel état malgré d'infimes et légères trace de plis en bordure.Un livre qui détonne dans la bibliographie de Doisneau et oublié par Mandry qui signale uniquement le reprint de 1999 chez Minerve. Pales rousseurs sur les 2 premiers et 2 derniers feuillets. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Chambre Noire]
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