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        Fish Hooks. Edgar Sealey & Sons. Brockhill Works, Redditch, England. "Octopus Brand" [Sample Book]

      Redditch, England: Edgar Sealey & Sons, 1950. With 12 printed sample cards, each with mounted sample hooks arranged by size (12 to 20 hooks per card); each card with printed label in upper corner identifying type of hook. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Blue cloth folding case, snap closure. Very good (some internal soiling). With 12 printed sample cards, each with mounted sample hooks arranged by size (12 to 20 hooks per card); each card with printed label in upper corner identifying type of hook. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Full array of fish hooks from this English manufacturer, active from the 1930s to the late 1950s. Sample cards for Hand Forged, Hand Forged Heavy Eyed, Forgé Renversé, Forgé Renversé Sliced, Italians, "Octopus", O.P., L.S., D.S., 5XDS, Dry Fly, Pennell's Sneck, Pennell's Limerick, and Sproat hooks.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Reallexikon für Antike und Christentum [RAC]. Sachwörterbuch zur Auseinandersetzung des Christentums mit der antiken Welt. Bände 1-11 (= A bis Gottesnamen). - Herausgegeben von Theodor Klauser u.a.

      Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann 1950-81.. 11 Bände (von bislang 25 erschienenen). Mit zahlreichen Karten und Abbildungen. 4° (28 x 20,5 cm). 11 Orig-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und dunkelgrauem Kopfschnitt. - Die Einbände sauber mit selbstklebender transparenter Buchbinderfolie kaschiert. [Hardcover / fest gebunden].. Das Lexikon wird federführend vom Franz Joseph Dölger-Institut in Bonn herausgegeben. Angaben des Instituts zum RAC: "Das RAC dient als Hilfsmittel zur Erforschung der ausgehenden Antike und des beginnenden Frühmittelalters bzw. der frühbyzantinischen Zeit. Konkret soll die Frage beantwortet werden: Wie wurde aus der vielschichtigen, keineswegs einheitlichen antiken Kultur, die sich seit hellenistischer Zeit in der Mittelmeerwelt entwickelte, die spätantik-christliche der folgenden Jahrhunderte? Die Bedeutung dieser Fragestellung ergibt sich aus der Tatsache, dass diese spätantik-christliche Kultur eine Vorstufe der mittelalterlichen und damit zum Teil der heutigen bildet. Verkürzt wird diese Aufgabenstellung mit der von F. J. Dölger geprägten, im Untertitel des RAC programmatisch verwendeten Formel 'Auseinandersetzung des Christentums mit der antiken Welt' umschrieben." - Ehemaliges, foliertes Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückensignatur, Inventarnummern und Stempeln auf Schnitten, Vorsatz- und Titelblättern. Ansonsten gut erhaltenes, sauberes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kretzer - www.bibliotheca-th]
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        Drawings.

      London. Collins. 1950. - Folio. 35.5cm, 188p., the first edition limited to 500 number and signedcopies, this being #166, signed by artist, with 134 sepia and tone platesand illustrations, bibliography, index of plates, half bound in tan finegrain book linen backed decorated paper over boards, lite green leatherlabel, original clear plastic wrapper, lacking the slip-case, fine copy. With signed mounted print of ballerina "Norma Shearer", in envelope laidin, Signed in the bottom margin in sepia brown conte drawing pencil, alsofine. (cgc) Lavishly illustrated with scenes of France and Spain andnumerous female nudes, a form that the artist was particularly noted for.Flint provides a background and description of each of his 134illustrations in which he used crayon, chalk, pen or pencil. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        AURORA

      Imprenta Góngora Madrid. 1950. 34X26. Honadesa. 2Vol. 1Vol, LXIV+1h+658Pág+2h. 2Vol, 374Pág+2. 1er Volumen tirada de 3000 ejemplares. Raríssima Obra. II Congreso Internacional del Notariado Latino. Ilustre Colegio de Notarial de Madrid. Ref 13 Biblioteca A.. Edición Especial. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Excelente.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Gedenkausgabe der Werke, Briefe und Gespräche von Johann Wolfgang Goethe in 24 Bänden herausgegeben von Ernst Beutler. Hier in 24 Bänden komplett plus 3 Ergänzungsbände also 27 Bücher !

      Zürich und Stuttgart, Artemis Verlag, 1950.. Dünndruckausgabe !. 8°, zusammen ca. 21000 Seiten, Komplettes Exemplar der Jubiläums-Ausgabe im Artemis Verlag in grünen Leineneinbänden mit aufgedruckten roten und blauen Rückenschildchen und Bandnumerierung mit den 3 seltenen Ergänzugsbänden: 1. Briefe aus dem Elternhaus. / 2. Tagebücher. / 3. Registerband. - Die Einbände teils leicht berieben sonst guter Zustand - 1950-1972. Band 1: Gedichte - Band 2: Gedichte - Band 3: Epen, Divan, Theatergedichte - Band 4: Der junge Goethe - Band 5: Faust-Dichtungen - Band 6: Weimarer Dramen - Band 7: Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre - Band 8: Wanderjahre Urmeister - Band 9: Wahlverwandschaften, Novellen, Maximen - Band 10: Dichtung und Wahrheit - Band 11: Italienische Reise, Annalen - Band 12: Biographische Einzelschriften - Band 13: Schriften zur Kunst - Band 14: Schriften zur Literatur - Band 15: Übertragungen - Band 16: Naturwissenschaftliche Schriften - Band 17: Naturwissenschaftliche Schriften II - Band 18: Briefe 1764-1786 - Band 19: Briefe 1786-1814- Band 20: Briefe Goethe-Schiller - Band 21: Briefe 1814-1832 - Band 22: Gespräche 1752-1817 - Band 23: Gespräche 1817-1832 - Band 24: Gespräche mit Eckermann. c71436

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        [Photo Album]: South Africa 1950

      Oblong quarto. Blue spiral bound paper wrappers imprinted with "Photographs" in gilt. Some scrapes and the handwritten words "South Africa No. 2" on the front wrap, crease on the corner of one image, very good. 62 images (two images appear to be lacking, a couple have come loose). Mostly glossy gelatin silver prints ranging in sizes 3.5" x 2.5" to 8.5" x 6.5", over half of the images are captioned in white. Interesting images of a vacation in South Africa in 1950 (one image taken from shipboard captioned "Goodbye to South Africa. 10 Nov 1950"). Images of the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, Cape Province, the Seven Weeks Pass, and the Great Karroo. Apparently mostly a motor journey, there are images of various passes, images of the auto on and off the road, Eland cows and bulls, and an interesting panorama of Cape Town made up of five separate photos taken from Signal Hill. A series of larger images show indigenous people, wildebeests, the auto on a primitive man-powered river ferry, and some impressive wilderness scenes. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Archive of correspondence with an emotive typed letter, signed

      New York and Los Angeles: , 1950-2. 12 pages of correspondence, including 5 original letters, one over the signature of James C. Petrillo, as president of the American Federation of Musicians; three with the autograph ink-stamp of Charles R. Iucci, secretary of New York, Local 802 of the AFM, and an original telegram sent by him; a claim form against Parker made out by Elmer Fain, "business representative" of Local 767 in LA; together with Bird's moving appeal for his livelihood. Light toning, the Local 767 claim form browned, but overall very good. Revealing sequence of documents relating of an aspect of Bird's life, and character, not often illuminated in such a way - his almost pathological feud with the authorities that directly controlled access to the clubs and bars that were the essential arena for his creativity. These years were marked by an accelerated decline in his mental state, his life spiralling out of control, during which Parker was more or less continually in dispute with the The American Federation of Musicians - the musicians union, as represented by the endlessly intrusive New York Local 802, and also the national president himself Joseph Petrillo, notorious for having called the Recording Strike of 1942-4 which robbed posterity of a record of the development of be-bop - while he also drew hostile attention from the New York State Liquor Authority, advised by the NYPD, who had the revocation of his 'cabaret card' in their command. The archive highlights his coast-to-coast evasion of the AFM, and includes a heartfelt, and almost plausible, plea from Bird himself. The group opens with a letter from 1950 sent by Charles R. Iucci of Local 802 in New York to Paul L. Howard, the financial secretary of Local 767 in LA, requesting clarification of a notice relating to unpaid dues, a total of $21.50. Iucci explains that Bird has left for Europe, but Teddy Blume, Parker's personal manager during the "With Strings" tours of 1950, had assured him that Parker had "personally given his resignation to the President of your Local, after which they shook hands in token of good friendship". To which Howard replies, a little stiffly, advising "that [Parker] has not been in this jurisdiction for a year or more, at which time our former president was in office. Our succeeding President has never met Charley[sic.] Parker face to face," before concluding "we would appreciate any assistance you can give us in collecting the money from Mr. Parker". The next piece is from two years later, a claim form for Local 767 filed in June 1952 made out by Elmer Fain, a business manager for the local, and a man described as "severe business, no-nonsense, [who] scared everybody to death … this man just exuded competence and power, you know. He had the bylaws memorised. You know, he knew what was right, and he knew what the scales were" (Jackie Kelso, "Central Avenue Sounds", UCLA oral history project). Fain explains that in three attempts he has never been shown a union card or travelling book - a permit for a musician to play in jurisdictions other than his home local - by Charlie; "Since Charlie came here to get him [sic.] straight untill [sic.] now I haven't seen a card or book". As a result of the proceedings Parker was fined $350 for "playing an engagement at the Tiffany Club, and for Jazz at the Philharmonic Recording Company, while erased from membership" of the AFM. His response was a request to James Petrillo, the president of the AFM, for a stay of judgement subject to an appeal, "I am a family man and have been out of work for along time and find it impossible to pay this amount" (text published Vail, Bird's Diary, p.113). There follow a series of triple forte choruses in the key of outrage, with Leo McCoy Davis of 767 signing off; "While we do not know about Parker's financial business, it is noted that he was earning $750 per week when he played the Tiffany Club, and in addition, he was earning extra money making recordings. He is a very popular musician, and if he is out of work, it is no doubt due to his conduct, which is very poor". With reference to Vail it clear that Bird was still gigging regularly, if controversially, with a problematic residency at the Say When Club in San Francisco in June-July, recording sessions at Zorthian's Ranch in Altadena in August, and, back in New York in September, a broadcast from Birdland and a benefit at the Rockland Ballroom, and no doubt more lost to history during the confused period of his life. Remarkably Parker was apparently never subject to a narcotics bust per se, he "survived countless pat-downs, raids, and ransacking of rooms … he always seemed to be one jump ahead of the 'narcs'. His luck, and supposed immunity from the bust, became part of the Parker legend" (Russell, Bird Lives!, p.304). However, his "cabaret card" was pulled sometime in 1951, essentially on suspicion, forcing him to play only theatre engagements or out of town for around a year, and the final document here, a letter from Iucci to Local 767, shows that from January 1953 he had also been "terminated from Local 802 for failure to pay" the fine of $350. The unquestionable genius of Charlie Parker has sometimes blinded people to his less appealing side. He has been tellingly described as "a reckless virtuoso … whose music embodies the contradictions of the man. He demonstrated complete control of his horn, even as his personal life spun out of control … An addict who would steal or con for a fix, he was beloved by friends and family" (jazz.com encyclopaedia). These bureaucratic proceedings offer a clear-eyed, if vindictive, view of Bird the risk-taker; Bird the wheedling junkie, the personality described on his admission to Bellevue as "ingratiating" (Russell, p.334); and also reveal a glimpse of his persistent, if perhaps delusional, desire for normality, to be the "family man" that he impersonated with "a rolled copy of The New York Times tucked under one arm" during his brief glimpse of almost suburban happiness with Chan (Russell, p.302). This period represented "the peak of Parker's commercial success … but one fatal flaw remained - his addiction drugs" (p.303), fuelling his self-destructive fugue from success, his decline and tragic death in 1955.

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        nach Goya: El tres de Mayo,

      1950 - Ölbild ca 1950, keine JA; Ölbild auf Leinen, ungerahmt, an ein paar Stellen beschabt und ein paar Kratzer, ansonsten ein sehr schöne Kopie eiens Ausschnitts des berühmten Werkes von Goya 125x100cm Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Liber Antiqua]
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        Uhu.

      C. C. Meinhold & Söhne in Dresden., Dresden, 1950 - Farbige Lithographie. Dresden, C. C. Meinhold & Söhne in Dresden. o. J. (um 1950). Bildformat: 88 x 64 cm. Schuldwandbild.

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz AG]
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        A DROP OF DEW.

      FIRST, ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED & SIGNED EDITION BY KAZUO HEARN[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 Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        High-Speed Computing Devices.

      New York, McGraw-Hill, 1950. 8vo. In the original full cloth with the original dust-jacket. Dust-jacket with light miscolouring to spine and and a tear to capitals. Small tear to upper part of the back to dust-jacket. A very fine and clean copy. XIII, (1), 451 pp.. First edition in the rare original dust-jacket of the first textbook on digital computers. It constitutes "the first genuine textbook on computing techniques and computer hardware, was a pioneering book that influenced both American and foreign computer developments." (Tomash-Erwin E14)"High-Speed Computing Devices was written to satisfy a perceived need, following the end of World War II, for a compendium of technologies applicable to the emerging field of the electronic digital computer. Because published technical information was scarce in the US, there can be little question that the book was an important contribution to the computer literature of the 1950s. For today's student of computer history, whether a professional historian or a history buff, the book, with its state-of-the-art picture of the period 1947 through 1949, establishes a well-documented baseline for tracking and evaluating subsequent technological progress" (A.A. Cohen, "Introduction", Charles Babbage Institute Reprint Series Edition of the ERA Report, 1983)."It provides the best picture of the state of the industry in its infancy. Ostensibly written as a report to the Office of Naval Research, the work was really undertaken on behalf of the Naval cryptographic establishment. Engineering Research Associates, ERA, was a group formed primarily from demobilized World War II naval cryptographers. It presents a discussion of the mechanical and electrical (both analog and digital) devices that could be usefully incorporated into computing machines. Although it does not survey the computer projects then underway, it does occasionally discuss individual machines in the context of integrating devices into complete systems. Engineering Research Associates (ERA) later became a division of Remington Rand and then of Sperry Rand." (Tomash-Erwin E14)Tomash-Erwin E14

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        The Martian Chronicles.

      Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1950 - A Fine hardcover copy in pale dull green cloth stamped in maroon at spine, in a Fine pale reddish-orange and blue dustwrapper, not price-clipped. The spine of the book is slightly toned. The jacket has no chipping, no tears, and there is no staining. The text and endpapers are clear and unmarked. 222pp. Simply a superb example of one of Bradbury's most famous early sci-fi novels. Q03393 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Revista Luna y Sol. Facticio. 1950 completo. 8 años correlativos completos (1955-1962), Encuadernados en 18 tomos.

      Graficas Reunidas, Madrid - 18 tomos con 6 revistas cada uno. 1950 y 1955-1962, unas 82pp aprox cada revista. conserva rustica original revistas Revista Luna y sol, el escaparate de la revista de sociedad y estilo de vida de la época, dedicada a toda la familia LUNA Y SOL dirigida a gente moderna con valores tradicionales, gente con buen gusto, que disfruta con las cosas bien hechas, Luna y Sol cuenta con un cuaderno para mujer, La Luna, otro para hombre, El Sol y también para los más jóvenes Las Estrellas. Además de los temas de sociedad (fiestas, presentaciones, exposiciones ) la revista cuenta con muchas secciones interesantes como moda, belleza, psicología, medicina, derecho, economía, libros, viajes, escapadas, cine, teatro, restaurantes e ideas para organizar el tiempo libre. Imprescindible para conocer los pormenores y las inquietudes de la alta sociedad aristocrática de época franquista. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wengen / Affiche.

      Druck: Gebr. Fretz AG Zürich. o.J. um 1950,. 73x105. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        The Harvard Advocate

      Cambridge, MA: Advocate House, 1950. Very Good. Gorey, Edward. Cambridge, MA: Advocate House, 1950: Volume 134, Number 1, the "Registration Issue." Features a cover illustration by Edward Gorey, marking his first published illustration. This issue also contains three works from Gorey's Harvard roommate, Frank O'Hara. In Near Fine condition. Light toning at edge of wraps, light chipping, mostly to rear. A few small indents to front cover. Splits starting at head and tail. A handsome copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Den okända släkten.

      - Stockholm; Bonniers, 1950. Originalupplaga. 19,5x13 cm. 138, (2, 2 blanka) s. Häftad med tryckt omslag. Ryggen lätt blekt och med obetydligt nötta ryggändar. Det överdimensionerade omslaget är aningen veckat i yttre och nedre marginalerna. Fin inlaga. Dedikation: "Till Kristina med hjärtlig hälsning från tillgivne Författaren / 24 april 1950". [?To Kristina with cordial greeting from the affectionate Author?]. Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973), Swedish journalist, social critic, and one of Sweden?s foremost authors of the 20th century. He was born in Algutsboda in the province of Småland, where his father served as a soldier. Moberg worked in his youth with farming and forestry. After a few years of schooling, he worked as a journalist at different provincial newspapers, in which he also published his first short stories. His breakthrough as an author came in 1927 with the novel ?Raskens. The Story of a Soldier?s Family?, where he depicts the life of the tenant farmers in 19th century Småland. His foremost work, which has been widely translated and is considered one of the finest epic works in Swedish 20th century literature, is ?The Emigrant Novels? (1949-1959). In this tetralogy he describes the Swedish emigration to North America through the story of the farmer Karl Oskar Nilsson and his wife Kristina. Moberg was politically engaged and always fought for individual rights, and for the abolition of the monarchy and the State Church of Sweden. He intervened in affairs of corrupt legal practice and published the bestselling book ?Why I am a Republican? (1955). His political views were inspired by his visits to USA and by the Swiss constitution. Moberg had a love affair with a woman named Kristina, whose name he used for the main character Kristina from Duvemåla of ?The Emigrant Novels? This love affair has remained unknown for over half a century, until a collection of his novels, all inscribed by Moberg to Kristina [Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005)], appeared on the market. Judging from the tone in the inscriptions, the relation between Moberg and Kristina was initially intimate and loving, and gradually devolving into affection. In the early inscriptions from the 1940s Moberg writes, for instance: ?To Kristina, my confidant and beloved!?, and in the play ?Chastity? he writes: ?Vilhelm Moberg?s chastity ? what is left of it is hereby dedicated to Kristina? The later in-scriptions from the 1960s contain phrases like: ?with a devout greeting? and ?from her affectionate Vilhelm? In the copy of ?The Emigrants? (?Utvandrarna?, 1949) Moberg writes: ?To Kristina, my be loved, who has lent her name to the female main character in this book, with gratitude and love from The Author.? In the last inscription, in the pocket edition of ?The Emigrant Novels? from 1969, he returns to the fact that she has given her name to Kristina from Duvemåla, which shows that the thought of her had occupied his mind during all these years, and it is also a sign of her probable influence on his writing from 1945 onwards. What further strengthens this opinion is the copy of ?Our Unborn Son?, a play from 1945, which deals with the issue of abortion. This is the only one of these books that has been bestowed with a fine leather binding, with a pocket at end of the volume where Kristina has collected newspaper cuttings on the book and its author, suggesting that the theme of this novel was essential to her. The book was translated into Danish in 1947, and in the collection there is a copy of the Danish edition which has been inscribed to Kristina by the translator thus: ?? This book, which is partly about you?? [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Harvard Advocate

      Cambridge, MA: Advocate House, 1950. Very Good. Gorey, Edward. Cambridge, MA: Advocate House, 1950: Volume 134, Number 1, the "Registration Issue." Features a cover illustration by Edward Gorey, marking his first published illustration. This issue also contains three works from Gorey's Harvard roommate, Frank O'Hara. In Near Fine condition. Light toning at edge of wraps, light chipping, mostly to rear. A few small indents to front cover. Splits starting at head and tail. A handsome copy.

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        Edvard Munch : Etchings, The City of Oslo Art collections; The Munch-Museum Series No. 11

      Oslo, Johan Grundt Tanum 1950 - 29 Seiten Textbuch / 218 Tafeln Textheft broschiert und einzeln beschriftete Kunstdrucke in großformatigem Schuber, dessen Einbandecken leicht bestossen. Rückensignatur, ordnungsgemäß vorne und hinten ausgestempelt, ansonsten gepflegtes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar aus aufgelöster Bibliothek. In englischer Sprache; Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 5400 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Third Man and The Fallen Idol

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1950. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver, buff endpapers. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine very slightly rolled, edges faintly foxed; an excellent copy in the bright, unclipped, with lightly rubbed extremities and a few nicks to spine ends. First edition, first impression. With a compliments slip laid-in, inscribed by the author: "Love & Best Wishes for Christmas. Graham.

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        Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London.

      c. 1950 - Gelatin silver print. Dimensions: 207 by 152mm. View of Trafalgar Square taken between two columns from the portico of the National Gallery.

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        Lucky Dog].

      c.'s 1950 - Silver Gelatin Print. Very good tonal range and in good condition. Photographer's title on verso. Dimensions: 15 x 20 cm.

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        Hotel Terrace In The Clouds.

      c.'s 1950 - Gelatin silver print. Photographer's stamped credit on reverse, printed title and description on paper attached to the reverse; crease to lower left-hand side, otherwise good. Dimensions: 23.9 x 19.2 cm. Haiti. A hotel in the clouds. Guests relax at the Obelin hotel near Kenscoff with the cloud covered mountain in the distance. Its one of the most beautiful spots on the island. (description on reverse).

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        A Giant Waterpipe

      c.'s 1950 - Gelatin silver print. 15.8cm x 18.3cm. 'James Carr' label and ink title on reverse. Creases to right-hand side otherwise good. misc

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        Yugoslavia, Bosnia

      c.'s 1950 - Gelatin silver print. 16.2cm x 22.6cm. Photographer's title and ink signature on the reverse. Occupied town of Nostar. (Description on reverse).

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        Dipping into the Trafalgar Square Fountain, London].

      c. 1950 - Gelatin silver print. In good condition. Dimensions: 166 by 136mm.

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        Wild West.

      c.'s 1950 - Gelatin silver print (15 cm x 19.2 cm). Photographer's credit on German publisher's label on reverse.

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        Lot of 33 books by Michel Deon, many inscribed

      NRF and various 1950-2000, Paris - Lot of 33 books by Michel Deon. All paperbacks and most most later printings. From the estate of Franz & Margaret Oppenheimer; Franz was a German Jewish immigrant who went to the University of Chicago in the early 40s, was friendly with Hannah Arendt and studied law and philosophy, eventually becoming an attorney specializing in international economics, based in Washington DC. LIST OF BOOKS -- 1. Les Trompeuses Espérances. Trade paperback with bellyband, 1990 printing. Inscribed. Near fine. 2. Thomas et l'infini, récit pour enfants. 1978. Small paperback. Inscribed. Near fine. 3. Un parfum de jasmin. 1978. Small paperback, spine creasing, not inscribed. 4. Un déjeuner de soleil. 1981. Trade paperback with bellyband, very good. Inscribed. 5. Bagages pour Vancouver. 1985. Trade paperback with dust jacket, faded at spine else near fine. Inscribed. 6. La Carotte et le Bâton. 1980. Trade paperback with dust jacket, some edgewear else VG. Inscribed. 7. Pages françaises, récits. 1999. Trade paperback with bellyband, very good, some soil, not inscribed, some pencil notes on last page by one of the Oppenheimers. 8. Les Trompeuses Espérances. 1993. Small paperback, near fine, inscribed. 9. Le Prix de l'Amour. 1992. Trade paperback with bellyband, near fine, inscribed. 10. La Montée du soir. 1987. Trade paperback, very good, not inscribed, with FO's penned name, light wear. 11. Un Souvenir. 1990. Trade paperback with bellyband, near fine, inscribed. 12. La Chambre de ton père. 2004. Trade paperback, with FO's name, very good, not inscribed. 13. Je ne veux jamais l'oublier. 1976. Small paperback, not inscribed, one page loose, good. 14. Ma vie n'est plus un roman. 1987. Paperback, inscribed, very good. 15. Lettre à un jeune Rastignac. 1956. Paperback, near fine. Not inscribed. 16. Les gens de la nuit. 1974. Paperback, very good, not inscribed. 17. Mégalonose. 2000. Trade paperback with bellyband, near fine, not inscribed. 17. La Montée du soir. 1987. Trade paperback with dust jacket. Near fine, not inscribed. 18. Mes arches de Noé. 1978. Trade paperback with dust jacket, inscribed, jacket with fraying to edges and light soil. 19. Les Vingt Ans du jeune homme vert. 1977. Trade paperback with dust jacket, jacket somewhat shelfworn, inscribed. 20. Another copy. Small paperback, very good, not inscribed, but with laid in polaroid of author. 21. Ariane ou L'Oubli. 1992. Paperback. Near fine, inscribed. 22. Parlons- En.conversation. 1993. Trade paperback with bellyband, very good, inscribed, with some notations by one of the Oppenheimers on the last pages, in pencil. 23. Un Taxi Mauve. 1977. Trade paperback with dust jacket, very good, inscribed. 24. Le Jeune Homme Vert. 1977. Trade paperback with dust jacket, shelfworn, good plus, inscribed. 25. Another copy, in a different dust jacket, also from 1977, inscribed, near fine. 26. La Corrida. 1979. Trade paperback with dust jacket, near fine, inscribed. 27. Je vous écris d'Italie. 1984. Trade paperback. Inscribed. Good copy, spine creases, spine cocked, well read. 28. Another copy. Near fine with bellyband. Also inscribed. 29. Taisez-vous j'entends venir un ange. 2001. Trade paperback with bellyband, near fine, inscribed. 30. La cour des grands. 1996. Trade paperback with bellyband, not inscribed, with Oppenheimer ownership signature, very good copy with some wear. 31. Mégalonose supplement aux Voyages du Gulliver. 1967. Trade paperback, near fine, not inscribed. 32. Tout l'amour de monde. 1978. Small paperback, very good, not inscribed. 33. Les poneys sauvages. 1979. Small paperback, near fine, not inscribed [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dianetics. The Modern Science of Mental Health

      Hermitage House, New York 1950 - The Foundation of the Church of Scientology With this book, Hubbard, erstwhile science fiction writer, created the Bible of the the Church of Scientology. Green cloth. Spine a little faded, a very good copy in very good dust jacket $4.00 on Flap Introduction by J.A. Winter, M.D. xxvii, 452pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health

      New York: Hermitage House, 1950. Introduction by J.A. Winter, M.D. xxvii, 452pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Green cloth. Spine a little faded, a very good copy in very good dust jacket $4.00 on Flap. The Foundation of the Church of Scientology With this book, Hubbard, erstwhile science fiction writer, created the Bible of the the Church of Scientology.

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        Primer on Alcoholism: How People Drink, How to Recognize Alcoholics, and What to Do About Them

      Rinehart & Co.. Hardcover. New York, 1950. 8vo, red cloth, 216 pp. The scarce first edition of Mann's important work on alcoholism. n 1945 Mann became inspired with the desire to eliminate the stigma and ignorance regarding alcoholism, and to encourage the "disease model" which viewed it as a medical/psychological problem, not a moral failing. She helped start the Yale School of Alcohol Studies (now at Rutgers), and organized the National Committee for Education on Alcoholism (NCEA), now the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence or NCADD. First editions of Primer on Alcoholism are extremely rare. This copy is in very good condition. Contemporary pencil notes from an A.A. member on front free endpaper and some faint pencil marks in text, which we have chosen to leave since they represent an early engagement with Mann's work. Otherwise excellent with light normal wear. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1950. First Edition.

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        Contes et nouvelles en vers.

      Paris, Aux dépens d'un amateur, 1950, - 2 vol. in-4, plein maroquin violine, dos lisses et plat ornés aux angles de fleurons dorés et mosaïqués rouge en forme de coquilles, doublures et gardes de daim vieux rouge, tranches dorées sur témoins, couvertures et dos conservés, étui bordé (Madeleine Gras), 270 et 417 pp. Magnifique édition imprimée sur les presses à bras de Fequet et Baudier et ornée de 76 lithographies originales de Derain tirées par Mourlot. Un des 160 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Montval, dans une splendide reliure doublée de la grande artiste lyonnaise Madeleine Gras. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        11 (= 7+1+3) eigenh. Briefe, Brief- und Postkarten.

      Radolfzell, Hemmenhofen und o. O., 1950 bis 1968.. Zusammen 15½ SS. auf 11 Bll. Gr.-4to und qu.-8vo.. An seinen Biographen Otto Conzelmann, den Herausgeber zahlreicher Dix betreffender Werke, vielfach in Ausstellungs- bzw. Veröffentlichungsfragen. A) "[...] Falls L[utz] & M[aier] die Kassler Kollektion nicht will / Ich weiß nicht, ob man im Osten Wert drauf legt dortliegendes Ost-Geld zu nehmen, ich glaube daß ihnen Devisen lieber sind. Dr. Passarge [d. i. Walter P., Leiter der Kunsthalle Mannheim] dem ich wegen der Kasseler Kollektion schrieb, meint er wolle 1951 eine große Schau der ganzen Entwicklung zeigen. Das wäre also / I. die Nationalgalerie / II. Moritzburg in Halle und III. Mannheim. Das gibt auch wieder eine komplizierte Organisationsarbeit [...]" (18. I. 1950). - B) "[...] Wir haben keine Neujahrsfreude gehabt, denn Nelly ist schwer erkrankt und mußte am Sylvester nach Singen ins Krankenhaus fortgebracht werden [und verstarb zwei Tage darauf]. Dr. Löffler schrieb mir daß er gern das Buch von Melichar = 'Überwindung des Modernismus' [hätte]. Da Sie es wahrscheinlich in Stuttgart besser kaufen können wäre ich Ihnen dankbar wenn Sie es ihm schickten [...]" (7. I. 1955). - C) Mit der Bitte um Hilfe bei der Bearbeitung eines Tonband-Interviews, das er anläßlich seiner Ausstellung "Der Krieg" Franz Larese, dem Mitinhaber der veranstaltenden Erker-Galerie in St. Gallen gegeben hatte: "[...] Anbei finden Sie eine Rederei von mir [...] Sie ist natürlich unter viel Alkohol entstanden. Nun will Larese, das in der Buchausgabe der Kriegsradierungen abdrucken. Sagen Sie, ist das nicht rechtes Gequatsche ich meine zu nackt? [...] Wenn Sie etwas damit machen können, streichen Sie lustig so viel Sie wollen, besonders die vielen Wiederholungen und das Besoffene Deutsch [...]" (8. I. 1963). - D) Über den ungarischen Maler Rudolf Diener-Denes: "[...] Die Bilder von Diener erinnern mich an den Stil meiner Arbeiten in den frühen 20iger Jahren. Ich habe auch damals versucht die Wirklichkeit in präzisen Formen u. in wenigen Farben schwarz weiß braun grau auszudrücken. Aber auch das tragischgroteske gemischt mit dem erotischen deutet auf eine innere Verwandtschaft mit mir hin [...]" (27. II. 1964). - E) "[...] Ich malte ein Aquarell Roussillon in Totalansicht von links. Das Blatt ist längst verkauft weiß nicht mehr, wer es hat. 'Vaucluse' ist aus der Erinnerung in Dresden auf den Stein gezeichnet [...]" (6. X. 1964). - F) Über seinen bevorstehenden 75. Geburtstag: "[...] Ich muß am 20. Nov. nach Dresden u. Gera, denke daß ich am 28. zurück bin. Am 2. Dez. ist hier ein Empfang im Hause, aber am 1. Dez ein feines Essen mit nahen Freunden in der Alten Rheinmühle in Büsingen. Sie sind dazu eingeladen[...] Wir kommen am 7. November nach Stuttgart wo am 8. ein Essen bei Herrn Kießinger stattfindet, darauf Ausstellungseröffnung um 18 Uhr und dann Premiere des russischen Staatszirkus [...]" (12. X. 1966). - G) Verärgert über einen Zeitungsbericht zur Gesamtschau seiner Werke in Hamburg: "[...] Saumäßig, so eine Kritik, ob das eine Neonazischweinerei ist? man weiß nie, von woher es wieder losgeht da ja Nazismus keine Parteiangelegenheit ist sondern eine Charaktereigenschaft der Deutschen (vielen Deutschen) [...]" (16. I. 1967). - H) Den Versand einiger Werke betreffend: "[...] Wenn Sie nicht alle Fotos schicken (auch die welche Sie von mir haben) geht es überhaupt nicht. Sie schreiben z. B. 'Felsen auf Sardinien' da gibt es mindestens 3 Stück oder mehr. Ich bin gerade beim Malen (Gott sei Dank wieder mal) und kann das Zeug nicht machen [...]" (12. IX. 1967). - I: "[...] Besten Dank für Ihren Brief. Jetzt weiß ich nun ganz genau daß ich niemals in England ausstellen darf [...]" (22. X. 1968). - Meist gelocht.

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        The Collected Later Poems

      Norfolk, CT: James Laughlin, New Directions Books, 1950. The Horace Mann School limited edition, one of 50 copies, signed by the author. 245 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original red cloth, black cloth spine label, A FINE COPY IN THE ORIGINAL HORACE MANN BOARD SLIPCASE. One of 50 Copies This special edition,"printed especially for the Horace Mann School" contains the previously unpublished "Sonnet in Search of an Author" and the cycle of poems entitled "The Rose". Wallace A31 d

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        Gedenkausgabe der Werke, Briefe und Gespräche von Johann Wolfgang Goethe in 24 Bänden herausgegeben von Ernst Beutler. Hier in 24 Bänden komplett plus 3 Ergänzungsbände also 27 Bücher !,

      Zürich und Stuttgart, Artemis Verlag, 1950 - 8°, zusammen ca. 21000 Seiten, Komplettes Exemplar der Jubiläums-Ausgabe im Artemis Verlag in grünen Leineneinbänden mit aufgedruckten roten und blauen Rückenschildchen und Bandnumerierung mit den 3 seltenen Ergänzugsbänden: 1. Briefe aus dem Elternhaus. / 2. Tagebücher. / 3. Registerband. - Die Einbände teils leicht berieben sonst guter Zustand - 1950-1972. Band 1: Gedichte - Band 2: Gedichte - Band 3: Epen, Divan, Theatergedichte - Band 4: Der junge Goethe - Band 5: Faust-Dichtungen - Band 6: Weimarer Dramen - Band 7: Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre - Band 8: Wanderjahre Urmeister - Band 9: Wahlverwandschaften, Novellen, Maximen - Band 10: Dichtung und Wahrheit - Band 11: Italienische Reise, Annalen - Band 12: Biographische Einzelschriften - Band 13: Schriften zur Kunst - Band 14: Schriften zur Literatur - Band 15: Übertragungen - Band 16: Naturwissenschaftliche Schriften - Band 17: Naturwissenschaftliche Schriften II - Band 18: Briefe 1764-1786 - Band 19: Briefe 1786-1814- Band 20: Briefe Goethe-Schiller - Band 21: Briefe 1814-1832 - Band 22: Gespräche 1752-1817 - Band 23: Gespräche 1817-1832 - Band 24: Gespräche mit Eckermann. c71436 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 11500

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        Flora of the Cape Peninsula

      Juta, 1950, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, 1st EditionThe boards are a bit marked and worn. The binding has been repaired. Some tape residue and foxing. A few pages are a little nicked. Seemingly 1st. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: ck37.

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        The Traveller's Tree - in the original dust wrapper

      John Murray, 1950. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by John Murray in 1950. A very good book (one small name and date to the front endpaper) in a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some neat restorations to the edges and corners. The wrapper is unclipped. Some wrinkling here and there. A very rare book in the wrapper indeed.

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        Le papyrus Jumilhac I Text; II Plates [TWO VOLUMES]

      Paris, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, N.d. (ca. 1950).. Two volumes. Royal quarto. I. Text Volume: Pp. 349. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full buckram, green lettering embossed on cover and spine, spine somewhat faded, neat ownership signature to half-title. II. Plate Volume: 24 plates, numbered I-XXIII including I bis, printed in collotype, bound in the original plain wrappers. In fine condition. Excellent set, with a very crisp set of plates. ~ First edition. Collotype is one of the most accurate and attractive methods of photomechanical tonal printing processes. Highly skilled and expensive process, it cannot produce more than a limited number of impressions. It has been used for single-sheet prints and luxury portfolios, and since the 1950s has been abandoned by all except a few small specialist firms.

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        Painting as a Pastime, inscribed by Churchill during his second premiership to his first cousin's wife

      New York: Whittlesey House McGraw-Hill Book Company Inc., 1950. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. During his second and final premiership, Churchill inscribed this U.S. first edition of his book about his famous hobby to Lena Frewen, the wife of his first cousin. The inscription inked in black in five lines on the first free endpaper reads: To | Lena | from | Winston | 1952". Lena Frewen (1902-1988) was the wife of Oswald Moreton Frewen. This book comes to us from the Frewen collection, which includes copies of Churchill?'s books spanning more than half a century, from 1906 to 1958, and three generations of Churchill?'s relatives on his mother?'s side, including his Aunt Clara and her descendents. Churchill's first cousin, Oswald Moreton Frewen (1887-1958), was the son of Churchill's Aunt Clara, the elder sister of Churchill's mother, Jennie.  Oswald attended Eton and then joined the Royal Navy in 1902, his "first and only love in the realm of vocation."  (Sailor's Soliloquy, Concluding Note by Leigh Holman, p.246)  Oswald was present in every naval engagement in the North Sea during the First World War and, after the war, served for a period at the Admiralty assisting preparation of the official naval history of the war.  Oswald left the Navy in 1922 for careers in journalism and the law, but returned to active service in the Navy in 1939, the same year that Winston returned to the Government as First Lord of the Admiralty.  Oswald became King?'s Harbour Master of Scapa Flow, a post he held from March 1939 to September 1942, also playing a role in the Algiers and Normandy landings and finally retiring from the Navy in 1945 with the rank of Captain.  That same year, Oswald married Lena Marson Spilman. Lena met Oswald during the war when she was serving in the Women's Royal Naval Service. Born in Beverley, Yorkshire, Lena was a long-standing Justice of the Peace and was an official at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships for many years. They would spend the rest of Oswald's life at Oswald's beloved home, "The Sheephouse" in Brede, East Sussex. Oswald died childless in 1958. Lena lived alone in The Sheephouse until her death nearly 30 years after Oswald's. This book comes to us from Oswald's great-nephew. Painting as a Pastime had been printed in The Strand magazine as early as 1921, but it took nearly three decades for Churchill to consent to an illustrated book about his hobby and passion. Churchill first took up painting during the First World War. It would prove a source of release and renewal for the remaining half century of his long life. Though he was a prolific writer, this book represents nearly all he ever wrote on the subject. Perhaps he sought to keep something personal in the turbulent sweep of his otherwise tremendously public life: "Painting is a friend who makes no undue demands, excites to no exhausting pursuits, keeps faithful pace even with feeble steps, and holds her canvas as a screen between us and the envious eyes of Time or the surly advance of Decrepitude." Whatever Churchill's reason for ultimately consenting to book publication of Painting as a Pastime, the relatively few words he offered on the subject add something truly personal and different to the great body of his writing. This inscribed copy of the U.S. first edition is in very good condition. The dark blue-green cloth binding remains tight and square with sharp corners and only slight wear to the spine ends. Though differential toning to the endpapers corresponding to the dust jacket flaps testifies that the book was long jacketed, at some point the jacket was lost and the spine is now slightly sunned, with a small strip of light sunning along the top edge of the front cover and a whitish mark to the lower front hinge. The contents remain bright. We note transfer browning to the endpapers and light spotting substantially confined to the prelims and page edges. We find no previous ownership marks other than the author's inscription. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A242.3, Woods/ICS A125(b), Langworth p.290.

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        Actuelles. Chroniques 1944-1948

      Gallimard 1950 - - Gallimard, Paris 1950, 12x19cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Edition originale, un des 23 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Très bel exemplaire tel que paru. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 23 numbered copies on Holland paper, head drawing. Very nice copy as published. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La Réalité et les fonctions de L’Iréel (Le Troisiéme Monde)

      [Paris]. Offprint of this article from L'Evolution Psychiatrique No.1 Année 1950. Avec dedicace et signature de l'auteur Eugène Minkowski par Victor Gourevitch / Inscribed by the author on the first page and dated 25. Sept. 1950 to Victor Gourevitch: "A Monsieur Gourevitch with excellent interprete a Souvenir de Symposium sur l'analyse[.....?] (1950) with symphatique hommage E.Minkowski - 25.Sept.1950. [Paris], 1950. 8°. 36 pages. Softcover / Reliure Broché. Offprint of this article from L'Evolution Psychiatrique No.1 Année 1950. Avec dedicace et signature de l'auteur Eugène Minkowski par Victor Gourevitch / Inscribed by the author on the first page and dated 25. Sept. 1950 to Victor Gourevitch: "A Monsieur Gourevitch with excellent interprete a Souvenir de Symposium sur l'analyse[.....?] (1950) with symphatique hommage E.Minkowski - 25.Sept.1950

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        La Realite et les fonctions de L'Ireel (Le Troisieme Monde).

      [Paris], 1950.. 8°. 36 pages. Softcover / Reliure Broche. Offprint of this article from L'Evolution Psychiatrique No.1 Annee 1950. Avec dedicace et signature de l'auteur Eugene Minkowski par Victor Gourevitch / Inscribed by the author on the first page and dated 25. Sept. 1950 to Victor Gourevitch: "A Monsieur Gourevitch with excellent interprete a Souvenir de Symposium sur l'analyse[.....?] (1950) with symphatique hommage E.Minkowski - 25.Sept.1950".

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        TEGERNSEE. Blick von einer Anhöhe auf den Ort Tegernsee, das Kloster und den See, im Hintergrund Berge, rechts hoher Randbaum.

      - Öl auf Pappe von Otto Hellmeier, rechts unten signiert, um 1950, 39 x 48 cm. Der Münchner Maler Otto Hellmeier (1908 - 1996) schuf in seinem ganz eigenen Stil Veduten vor allem aus seiner bayerischen Heimat. In Raisting am Ammersee ist ihm und seinem Werk ein eigenes Museum gewidmet. - Gerahmt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Painting as a Pastime, inscribed by Churchill during his second premiership to his first cousin's wife

      New York: Whittlesey House McGraw-Hill Book Company Inc., 1950. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. During his second and final premiership, Churchill inscribed this U.S. first edition of his book about his famous hobby to Lena Frewen, the wife of his first cousin. The inscription inked in black in five lines on the first free endpaper reads: To | Lena | from | Winston | 1952". Lena Frewen (1902-1988) was the wife of Oswald Moreton Frewen. This book comes to us from the Frewen collection, which includes copies of ChurchillÂ’s books spanning more than half a century, from 1906 to 1958, and three generations of ChurchillÂ’s relatives on his motherÂ’s side, including his Aunt Clara and her descendents. Churchill's first cousin, Oswald Moreton Frewen (1887-1958), was the son of Churchill's Aunt Clara, the elder sister of Churchill's mother, Jennie.  Oswald attended Eton and then joined the Royal Navy in 1902, his "first and only love in the realm of vocation."  (Sailor's Soliloquy, Concluding Note by Leigh Holman, p.246)  Oswald was present in every naval engagement in the North Sea during the First World War and, after the war, served for a period at the Admiralty assisting preparation of the official naval history of the war.  Oswald left the Navy in 1922 for careers in journalism and the law, but returned to active service in the Navy in 1939, the same year that Winston returned to the Government as First Lord of the Admiralty.  Oswald became KingÂ’s Harbour Master of Scapa Flow, a post he held from March 1939 to September 1942, also playing a role in the Algiers and Normandy landings and finally retiring from the Navy in 1945 with the rank of Captain.  That same year, Oswald married Lena Marson Spilman. Lena met Oswald during the war when she was serving in the Women's Royal Naval Service. Born in Beverley, Yorkshire, Lena was a long-standing Justice of the Peace and was an official at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships for many years. They would spend the rest of Oswald's life at Oswald's beloved home, "The Sheephouse" in Brede, East Sussex. Oswald died childless in 1958. Lena lived alone in The Sheephouse until her death nearly 30 years after Oswald's. This book comes to us from Oswald's great-nephew. Painting as a Pastime had been printed in The Strand magazine as early as 1921, but it took nearly three decades for Churchill to consent to an illustrated book about his hobby and passion. Churchill first took up painting during the First World War. It would prove a source of release and renewal for the remaining half century of his long life. Though he was a prolific writer, this book represents nearly all he ever wrote on the subject. Perhaps he sought to keep something personal in the turbulent sweep of his otherwise tremendously public life: "Painting is a friend who makes no undue demands, excites to no exhausting pursuits, keeps faithful pace even with feeble steps, and holds her canvas as a screen between us and the envious eyes of Time or the surly advance of Decrepitude." Whatever Churchill's reason for ultimately consenting to book publication of Painting as a Pastime, the relatively few words he offered on the subject add something truly personal and different to the great body of his writing. This inscribed copy of the U.S. first edition is in very good condition. The dark blue-green cloth binding remains tight and square with sharp corners and only slight wear to the spine ends. Though differential toning to the endpapers corresponding to the dust jacket flaps testifies that the book was long jacketed, at some point the jacket was lost and the spine is now slightly sunned, with a small strip of light sunning along the top edge of the front cover and a whitish mark to the lower front hinge. The contents remain bright. We note transfer browning to the endpapers and light spotting substantially confined to the prelims and page edges. We find no previous ownership marks other than the author's inscription. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A242.3, Woods/ICS A125(b), Langworth p.290.

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        Les Georgiques [Virgile]: Texte Latin Et Version Francaise De L'Abbe Jacques Delille

      Philippe Gonin, Paris 1950 - 174, 154 pages in text. Folio, 32 x 24 cm. Limited edition, one of 750 unnumbered sets on rag wove paper watermarked with Maillol seated nude. A total of 122 woodcuts including illustrated initial letters. First conceived on a 1908 voyage from Greece with Count Harry Kessler, Maillol continued work on his illustrations for the Georgics sporadically for several years before abandoning the project. In 1937, at the urging of publisher Phillipe Gonin, he resumed the project. The last blocks were delivered shortly before Maillol's death in 1950. [see; ARTIST AND THE BOOK 175]. Contents loose as issued in printed wrappers. Light spotting to slipcases. Orig. tan boards and vellum spine chemises house printed wrappers. Fine in very good matching slipcases. 2 vols [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        DOLL'S CHRISTMAS

      TUDOR, TASHA. TUDOR,TASHA. THE DOLL'S CHRISTMAS. NY: Oxford University Press 1950 (1950). Square 12mo, red cloth, pictorial paste-on, Fine in dust wrapper with some chips and mends. 1st edition (1st printing). SIGNED BY TUDOR. Illustrated with pictorial endpapers plus lovely color illustrations on every other page.

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