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        Photo Album]: Alaska

      Alaska 1950 - Oblong quarto. String-tied red leather over paper boards with a flower illustrations and stamped decorations measuring 11.5" x 15". Assembled within the album are 64 black and white photographs measuring 4" x 5" to 10.5" x 7.5". Very good plus with some wear on the album edges and short tears. A collection of 64 photographs from the Alaskan territory in the late 1940s, less than a decade after completion of the Alaskan highway. Present are images of white Americans and military men, along with native Alaskans in traditional clothing posing in the snow with sled dogs and various snow equipment including a snowcat. Most of the photographs are full page images showing life in the Alaskan wilderness complete with close ups of native embroidery, the arctic landscape, and strange ways of bundling up entirely from the cold, seen here with a man dressed in an unusual face mask and full winter gear. Between 1930 and 1950 air travel had become increasingly important to the citizens of the territory; at least five pictures show pilots and engineers working on planes parked on a snowy run way. A wonderful group of images from early in the state's history.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Manhattan Photograph Album: New York sites and Trade Shows; Central Park; Skyline

      [1950], [New York] 1950 - Leather bound photo album, circa 1950's, contains approximately 125 black and white photos taken in Manhattan. Many shots of Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor. Numerous pictures of ships, both military and civilian. Several pictures from Trade Shows including female models posed in trade show booths. Several shots in Central Park including Bethesda Fountain and The Indian Hunter. Some family photos including children. All photos tipped in, pages are solid and in good condition and the original glassine paper, embossed with spider web design is still intact. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Gallery, ABAA]
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        Radiative Transfer. (INSCRIBED BY CHANDRASEKHAR TO HIS WIFE.)

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1950. - FIRST EDITION. xiv, 393 pp. Original cloth. Near Fine. The International Series of Monographs on Physics. Inscribed: 'For Lalitha/From Chandra/1950 March 2/L'. The Nobel Prize in Physics 1983 was divided equally between Subramanyan Chandrasekhar 'for his theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars' and William Alfred Fowler 'for his theoretical and experimental studies of the nuclear reactions of importance in the formation of the chemical elements in the universe.' 'Lalitha Chandrasekhar was born in Egmore, India, a suburb of Madras, on Oct. 15, 1910. She and Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar were fellow students in the physics department at the University of Madras between 1927 and 1929. She received her B.A. honors degree in physics (the U.S. equivalent of a master's degree) in 1930 and her Licentiate in Teaching degree in 1931 from the Lady Willingdon Training College in Madras. For a year, she taught physics, chemistry and mathematics at the National High School in Madras. She married Subrahamyan Chandrasekhar on Sept. 11, 1936. Mrs. Chandrasekhar attended most of the lectures her husband delivered in various parts of the world during his long career. She shared a keen lifelong interest in music with her husband and would often sing to him. Mrs. Chandrasekhar also plays the vina, an Indian stringed instrument, and the flute' ('Opening Reception Celebrating the 100th birthday of Lalitha Chandrasekhar', Chicago Physics Department Web Site). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ted Kottler, Bookseller]
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        REVISTA RESEÑA de Artes y Letras. Colección completa: Nº 1 (Mayo 1949) al Nº 5 (Marzo 1950).

      - REVISTA RESEÑA de Artes y Letras. Colección completa: Nº 1 (Mayo 1949) al Nº 5 (Marzo 1950). Director: Vicente Barbieri. Colaboraciones de Macedonio Fernández, Horacio Rega Molina, J. Batlle Planas, Salvador Irigoyen, Romualdo Brughetti, Juan G. Ferreyra Basso, Roberto Paine, Olga Orozco, Juan Carlos Ghiano, Horacio Armani, Ángel Bonomini, Fernando Birri, Ángel J. Battistessa, Guillermo de Torre, Ernesto Sabato, Ulises Petit de Murat, Córdova Iturburu, E. González Lanuza, Lysandro Galtier, Adolfo de Obieta, Héctor René Lafleur, Alberto Girri, Joaquín Giannuzzi, Lino Spilimbergo, Carlos Mastronardi, Rafael Alberti, Bernardo Canal Feijoo, Jorge E. Ramponi, Julio Cortázar, Dardo Cúneo, Raúl Soldi, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Arturo Marasso, Jorge Icaza, Luis Emilio Soto, Carlos A. Erro, Manuel Mujica Lainez, León Benarós, Héctor Basaldúa, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Enrique Molina, Ballester Peña y otros. Ejemplar encuadernados en un tomo. Buen estado (algunas páginas amarillentas, sello de anterior propietario en portada y algunas notas manuscritas). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria del Signo]
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        Abstrakte Komposition, Tempera bzw. Öl auf Platte, links unten signiert. Verso ebenfalls bemalt: Organische Formen mit Blüten und Blättern, Tempera.

      Bildmaß jeweils 56,5 x 44,5 cm. Die abstrakte Komposition in rot-blau-grün-gelb, links unten signiert, undatiert, wohl um 1950. Die Malerei verso in grün, ocker und rot mit roten Blüten und baunen Blättern, möglicherweise eine blühende Seerose darstellend. Dieses Bild unsigniert, undatiert, möglicherweise von anderer Hand gemalt.Literatur u.a. : Der Neue Rump, Hamburger Künstlerlexikon Seite 397 ( Lagerort KG ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        The Town and the City

      Harcourt Brace and Company 1950 - First edition, first printing. Publisher's red cloth stamped in gilt. About Near Fine, with small patch of rubbing to edge of page block at bottom corner. Previous owner name and date to front free end paper. Small closed tear to bottom edge of title page, bumping to top edge of early pages. In a Very Good dust jacket with faint dulling to spine panel, light rubbing, light edge wear with several short, closed tears, and penciled number under publisher's price on front flap. A rather nice example of Jack Kerouac's first published book, published under John Kerouac. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Mein Weg durch die Zeit. Erinnerungen und Bekenntnisse.

      Weilburg-Lahn, Vereinigte Weilburger Druckereien, 1950 - 240 Seiten mit Schutzumschlag, dieser berieben, das Buch ungelesen und wie neu, eines der numerierten Sonderausgabe, hier die Nummer 00158 von Gerhard Rossbach signiert. Gerhard Roßbach (* 28. Februar 1893 in Kehrberg - + 30. August 1967 in Hamburg) war ein deutscher Freikorpsführer und politischer Aktivist. 1949 gehörte er zu den Mitbegründern der Gesellschaft der Freunde von Bayreuth. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 650 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, schwarzer Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit weiss geprägtem Titel auf dem Buchdeckel und -rücken, Farbkopfschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Le donne devono lavorare

      MILANO: ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, 1950. VED. Rilegato. BUONO. 12 19,5. I grandi narratori d' ogni paese. Medusa USATO

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        Examination for Fellowship at All Souls College Oxford with John Sparrow Presiding.

      Oxford: Circa 1950s. - Drawing and partially completed watercolour with 9 recognizable faces. Image 38 x 83 cm on sheet size 68 x 100 cm.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Ernest Hemingway SIGNED AND INSCRIBED Original Photograph

      Original Photograph signed and inscribed by Hemingway. 7 x 9" photograph of Hemingway standing between two women on a street, and inscribed " Pamplona- Mi ultra corridas. Viva "Bar Txoko". Un abrazo muy fuerte. "Happy" Mary sends her love. Ernesto. " This photograph taken by Spanish photographer Paco Cano, who also has signed the photograph and with his photographer stamp to the verso. Cano accompanied Hemingway during his late 1950's visit to Spain. Suitable for Framing. Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: MDS Books]
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        German Theater Programs

      Various, Germany 1950 - Extensive collection of 205 Berlin theater programs accumulated by Ursula Kordmann, a Berlin theater subscriber, ranging from 1910-1950 with one typed manuscript of a short play by Kurt Finke. The collection establishes a broad overview of the production of various Berlin stages and the Opera House starting with programs prior to W.W.I continuing through the immediate post W.W.II period. It reflects the adjustments in programming made by Berlin stages during war times, the flourishing of theater at the height of German culture during the Weimar Republic and the changes in programing towards Germanic themes implemented by the National Socialist, including the unambiguous purge of Jewish influence in German culture and theater productions. These changes in policies during the Third Reich are pronounced in the removal of advertisements of Jewish companies due to Aryanization of businesses owned by Jewish citizens. Starting in 1933 advertisements are all but eliminated from the programs and gradually reintroduced though without ads by Jewish companies, e.g. the colorful advertisements of Hermann Tietz, founder of the first department store in Germany, last appears in 1934. Tietz ads reappear in programs of our collection in 1938 though under the brand Hertie after George Karg had managed to buy the department store chain due to pressure exerted on the Jewish owners by the National Socialists. The name Hertie represents the first three letters of first and last name of the original owner Hermann Tietz. The programming at the theaters changes dramatically after W.W.II exemplified best with a production of Bertolt Brecht's "Furcht und Elend des Dritten Reiches" at the Max Reinhardt Theater. Less than five percent of the programs included are from stages outside Berlin. A majority of programs have handwritten dates on covers as well as notes inside the pamphlet due to changes in the respective casts. The programs and leaflets are in overall very good condition with some of them age toned and browned.1. Königliche Schauspiele Schauspielhaus (3 issues,1914-1915)Quarto. 4pp. Original stiff cream wraps with black ruling, lettering and German Eagle on cover. Three programs announcing Minna von Barnhelm (Lessing), 1812 (historical drama by Otto von der Pfordten) and Die Zwillingsschwester (Ludwig Fulda), all with full cast, director, opening time and weeky schedules of subscriber performances on back cover of each program. 2. Königliche Schauspiele Berlin (25 issues, 1915-1918)Octavo. 16pp. Original textured stiff wraps with gilt and black stamped German Eagle and lettering on cover. Illustrated with full page b/w photographs of actors with decorative framing, e.g. Paul Lindau, Hans Mühlhofer, Johanna Arnstädt, Ria Ressel, Elfriede Heisler and Rosa Poppe. Centerfolds announce subscriber performances with director and full cast, ticket prices and performance schedule. Five full pages with illustrated advertisements plus inside and back covers. Some of the programs with gray stiff wraps. The b/w photographs are reprinted in some of the programs with some variations and additions, e.g. Albert Patry, Kurt Vespermann, Vilma von Mayburg, Helene Thimig, Carl Clewing, Tilla Durieux, Leopold Freiherr von Ledebur, Ernst Keppler, Max Pohl, Josefine Dora and others. The plays performed during the war were almost exclusively written by German authors. 3. Staatstheater Schauspielhaus Berlin am Gendarmenmarkt (6 issues, 1920-1922)Octavo. app. 30-52pp. Tan wraps with black decorative border, German Eagle, black ruling and lettering on cover. Contains 25 full page b/w reproductions of photographs of actors dressed in character for the respective plays including Lucie Höflich, Carl Clewing, Albert Patry and others for "Maria Stuart," Albert Bassermann, Eduard von Winterstein, Fritz Kortner, Margarete Neff and other for "Wilhelm Tell," Margarete Schön as Desdemona in "Othello," Annemarie Steinsieck as "Stella, "Dr. Max Pohl as Nathan in "Nathan der Weise" and [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Plan: Architectural Students Association Journal. 16 Issues

      Architectural Students Association, Cheadle, Cheshire; Liverpool; London 1950 - Octavos, various formats, app. 30-40pp. each. Original gray wraps and red and blue lettering, 1943, glossy white two color illustrated wraps, some with b/w photographs, two color lettering, 1944-1945, and spiral-bound illustrated wraps with varying lettering, 1948-1950. Issues 1943 through 1945 from the collection of J. Rykwert, Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the foremost architectural historians and critics of his generation and author of "The Idea of a Town" (1963) and "The Seduction of Place" (2000), among others. Rykwert's name penciled to front cover of first issue, with ornamental border, and original architectural drawing to back cover. Stylized penciled initials JR on issues 3 and 4 from 1943. References for this magazine: The "Union List of Serials" with issues starting in 1941+; Hugh Pagan, Rare books on architecture, references the journal in two formats: from 1943-1947, octavo, and 1948-1951, small quarto, as do various libraries. The first being a "less interesting periodical. which was geered towards news and comment rather than to controversial feature articles." We could not locate issues published in 1941 or 1942. Frequency referenced as Quarterly, respectively "completely irregular" at National Library of Wales with Liverpool as place of publication. The British Library references the journal from 1943-1951published in Cheadle.Our collection contains issues 1, 3, 4 (1943), 2, 3 (1944), 1, 2, 3, 4 (1945) in wraps, and issues 2, 3 (1948), 4, 5, 6 (1949), 7, 8 (1950) in the spiral-bound format. Extraordinary architectural magazine from the Greater Manchester area, vols. 3 and 4, 1945 from Liverpool, providing international architectural views and reports, practical architectural insights, commentary and announcements. Three to five illustrated advertisements per each issue. For the issues through number 2 in 1945 the editor is F. Senior Bolland, D.R. Owen for issues 3 and 4, 1945. The spiral-bound issues starting in 1948 credit an editorial board including N. Hyams, M. Ventris, A.S. Hunt, John Killick, Andrew Derbyshire, Pat Crooke, Stephen Macfarlane and others. Published in London from volume 8 in 1950, then moved to Birmingham for the last two issues in 1951. All issues are profusely illustrated with b/w photographs, architectural plans and drawings."Today in this climax of human conflict, the benches of Schools of Architecture are more dusty, the students concentrate on more urgent matters than Moments of Inertia, and there are no periodicals to lie about and become the esquisses of Sculptors' Retreats. -a Yacht Clubhouse-a Bedroom for a wealthy widow- all these and their like would be scoffed at by a majority of architectural students today. And rightly so, for it has been proved again that only the influence of imminent catastrophe will produce clear thinking in the minds of men." (From the Editorial of the first issue in 1943). First issue with various contributions, including on Soviet Architects, b/w photographs, comments, announcements and Centre News, the Constitution of the Architectural Students Association, including proposed amendments, and 1943 Congress Notes with schedule of the five day program in April 1943, London. All issues contain editorials relating to the development of the magazine, architectural issues and commentary concerning the ongoing war and its consequences in terms of postwar reconstruction. Issue one of 1945 contains extensive coverage of the Architectural Students Association Congress of 1944 with statements by various high-ranking architectural professionals and includes the resolution passed by the congress with scathing criticism directed towards the British Government regarding postwar reconstruction and city planning. With the adaptation of the spiral-bound format the magazine grows in volume, provides more visual support material and takes on a more experimental approach in design, particularly in issue six from 1949.Contrib [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        De West-Toradjas op Midden-Celebes (4 delen) / De Oost-Toradjad van Midden-Celebes (3 delen) / De Bare'e sprekende Toaradjas van Midden-Celebes (de Oost-Toradjas). Platen en kaarten. (Totaal: 8 banden)

      Amsterdam, N.V. Noord-Hollandsche Uitgevers Maatschappij 1950 - 8 banden. De 7 delen over de West- en de Oost-Toradjas zijn (opnieuw) gebonden in rode half leren banden. Het verzamelalbum met de losse platen is gebonden in half linnen. Fraaie set

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat de Roo]
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        Premières amours. Fragment des Mémoires. Illustrated with 16 etchings by Kees van Dongen!

      Paris & Nice, Editions de la vieille France, 1950. 8°, 250 (1) Seiten mit 16 ganzseitigen Illustrationen von Kees van Dongen, betitelter Original-GANZLEDER-Einband mit Goldprg. sowie marmorierte Vorsätze - Einbandrücken etwas schadhaft sonst guter Zustand - 1950. Auf 900 Exemplare nummerierte und limitierte Auflage!!! Das vorliegende Buch trägt die Nummer 489. Edition illustrée de 16 gravures originales sur cuivre de Kees Van Dongen, un des 900 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé du Marais. Reliure de l\'éditeur en pleine basane fauve marbrée, dos lisse comportant quelques frottements, coiffe supérieure arasée, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coins émoussés, ex-libris encollé sur un contreplat, tranches mouchetées. Agréable état intérieur. c86625 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Buchwesen, Sittengeschichte, Erotica

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht]
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        VAULT OF HORROR #12 First issue 1950 PRE CODE HORROR-INGLES-KAMEN-DAVIS-CRAIG-EC

      EC 1950 - -First issue. -Title change from WAR AGAINST CRIME. -First EC horror title along with CRYPT OF TERROR. -WALLY WOOD, JOHNNY CRAIG, HARVEY KURTZMAN, AL FELDSTEIN. -Torture cover. -Solid copy, tight and flat. Has some foxing on cover, centerfold is loose at top staple. Complete, no restoration. Condition: VG

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        Premières amours. Fragment des Mémoires. Illustrated with 16 etchings by Kees van Dongen!

      8, 250 (1) Seiten mit 16 ganzseitigen Illustrationen von Kees van Dongen, betitelter Original-GANZLEDER-Einband mit Goldprg. sowie marmorierte Vorsätze - Einbandrücken etwas schadhaft sonst guter Zustand - 1950. Auf 900 Exemplare nummerierte und limitierte Auflage!!! Das vorliegende Buch trägt die Nummer 489. Edition illustrée de 16 gravures originales sur cuivre de Kees Van Dongen, un des 900 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé du Marais. Reliure de l'éditeur en pleine basane fauve marbrée, dos lisse comportant quelques frottements, coiffe supérieure arasée, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coins émoussés, ex-libris encollé sur un contreplat, tranches mouchetées. Agréable état intérieur. c86625

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite

      Supreme Council, 1950-01-01. Hardcover. Good. the inner pages are yellowed due to age; bottom of pages have been wet and are a little stained; 1948 edition

      [Bookseller: Renee Scriver]
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        Psyché. Tragi-comédie et ballet en cinq actes. Gravures sur cuivre de Marcel ROCHE. Paris, Bibliophiles Franco-suisses, 1950.

      - 1 vol. in-4°, en feuilles, couverture à rabats, chemise et étui - Frontispice et 35 gravures sur cuivre dont 19 à pleine page. Tiré à 120 exemplaires sous chemise et étui, petites piqûres éparses concentrées sur les tranches. Exemplaire nominatif avec le menu illustré et une suite de 36 eaux-fortes sur japon nacré.

      [Bookseller: Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien]
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        The Pink Maple House

      Aladdin Books, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Sari. New York: Aladdin Books, 1950. First edition. Hardcover. 283 pp. Near fine, in a very good unclipped jacket. Minor edge wear to the boards, slightly more so to the jacket. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB) ]
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        Feu Hermanos, Portimao (Portugal).

      Portimao, Portugal : Feu Hermanos, [circa 1950]. Oblong album (17 x 26.5 cm.), 15 leaves, with original silver print photographs, captioned in white letterpress on rectos. Text in English, German and French throughout. FIRST EDITION. A promotional photograph album, with a title page and fourteen photographs, depicting the factory building, the trawler fleet, workers loading baskets with fish, a mechanical basket conveyor, sardines being set up to dry and later be boiled, the packing department at work, workers (mostly women), workers sealing the tins mechanically (mostly men), the tin assembling department and the worker's canteen. There is also a very interesting image of the children of workers being fed, with the explanation, "During the months of January to April, whilst the tinning of sardines is not allowed on account of the poor quality of the fish, we feed the workers' children at our expense." Fabrica de Conservas Feu Hermanos was one of the largest fish canning operations in the world, located in Portimao, on the southern coast of Portugal. Feu Hermanos had the advantage of the natural conditions of the meeting point of the Atlantic, the river Arade, and the Mediterranean, conditions that had made this area of Portugal attractive from prehistoric times, through Roman and Islamic occupations. The factory now houses the Museu de Portimao, a museum given to the region's history. Not long ago, the Museu was the site of a brief resurrection of Hermanos' iconic Rose brand sardines. The tissue guards for each photo have been removed, with one exception; photographs and leaves fine. Cord-bound in patterned, black cloth covers with some light soiling; stamped title to front panel. Near fine. Unrecorded. [OCLC locates no copies; no other references to this work identified].

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink]
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        The Lady's Not for Burning: A Comedy

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1950. Good. Second edition, revised, second printing. Offsetting on both front and rear endpapers from clippings, a good only copy without dustwrapper. Inscribed by Richard Burton to Tony Award-winning actress Marian Seldes, when they both appeared in the Broadway production of Equus (as Seldes has noted in pencil in her small and precise hand): "Marian with much love and admiration. Richard (Burton)." Burton had appeared in the American production of The Lady's Not for Burning in 1950, (also here noted by Seldes).

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Abstrakte Komposition. Öl auf Platte, rechts unten signiert, undatiert ( wohl um 1950 ).

      Öl auf Platte, Bildmaß: 44,5 x 56 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Das Gemälde etwas berieben, zu den Außenrändern hin bedingt durch alte Rahmung teils etwas stärker berieben, sonst recht guter Zustand. Literatur u.a. : Der Neue Rump, Hamburger Künstlerlexikon Seite 397 ( Lagerort KG ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        KOLKATA (CALCUTTA), INDIA: GUIDE MAP OF CALCUTTA & HOWRAH.

      Calcutta, [circa ]. 1950 - Chromolithograph map in 4 colours, folding into original paper covers (Very Good, overall clean and fresh, some light wear along original folds; covers with a little edge ware), 91.5 x 58.5 cm (36 x 23 inches). A highly attractive large-format, separately issued Art Deco-style map of Calcutta (Kolkata), India, published in that city shorty after India’s Independence. - This large and well-designed production showcases the venerable city of Calcutta (Kolkata) as it appeared shortly after India had won her independence (in 1947), and is one of the most attractive and detailed general maps of city made during the era. The map’s periphery is of a highly elegant Art Deco style (by then a little archaic, yet good taste is timeless!), with the composition centred upon the great citadel of Fort William (built by the East India Company in the present form in 1756-60). In orange and black (with water in blue), Calcutta unfolds along the left bank of the Hoogly River, while the industrial suburb of Howrah is located on the right bank. Every major artery is carefully delineated and labeled, while the city’s numerous great colonial edifices, temples, churches, railways stations and palaces are outlined. The ‘Index Showing Important Places’ amazingly labels 238 sites of interest, rendering the map’s coverage to be exceedingly detailed, while at the same time keeping the image clean and uncluttered. An inset, in the upper left, ‘References’, identifies the symbols used to express Railways, Tramways, Roads, Buildings, Temples, Post Offices, Post & Telegraph Offices, and Police Stations. Further to the left is another inset with a small public transport map of the city, ‘Bus Routes Calcutta & Howrah’. In 1950, Calcutta was the foremost centre of high culture in India (literature, theatre, dance, academic writing) and the largest city and premier business of the Eastern part of the Subcontinent. It was also the cradle of the modern Indian Independence movement, which resulted in the liberation of India from British rule in 1947 and the creation of the new Republic of India. Calcutta had venerable history, having been the effective capital of British India from 1690 to 1911, of which its great public buildings and palaces were an enduring legacy. This all being said, Calcutta had recently endured great challenges. All of the national government offices had relocated out of the city to the new capital of India, New Delhi, by the early 1930s. World War II had seen the city endure Japanese bombing and the suffering of the Great Bengal Famine of 1943. While India’s Independence was a source of great pride for Calcutta, it was also traumatic, as the partitioning of Bengal into the Indian State of West Bengal (of which Calcutta remained the capital) and East Pakistan (later Bangladesh) caused the flight of thousands of the city’s Muslim citizens eastward, who were replaced with thousands of Hindu refugees from eastern Bengal, a population transfer which was always traumatic, and often bloody. By the time that this map was made, the city had recovered somewhat; however, the relatively well-ordered infrastructure depicted on the present plan would soon be overwhelmed by the metropolis’s unplanned growth in the coming decades. The present map was printed and separately issued in Calcutta by Dipti Publishers, a company that specialized in high-quality local maps and guide books during the first generation following Indian independence. The present map is one of the premier 20th Century maps of Calcutta and is today quite scarce, especially so in such fine condition.

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        Drawing celebrating Christmas 1950 Signed, with self portrait caricature, on heavy card stock measures 4 inches wide by 9.75 tall

      - The drawing shows Flagg and and fellow artist Harry Beckhoff Beckhoff watch a mouse, draw. Flagg has written a caption at the top margin of the card above the figures of himself and Beckhoff. Referring to the green shirted mouse with pen in hand, Flagg writes, "He's my stooge - does my king size stuff." Below the art table, he writes in red, "Merry Xmas, [in purple] 1950 to Harry X Handsome wife, [in green] from Monty." A bright and appealing ink and water color holiday illustration.

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      , , 1950 - Acquaforte inclusa nella cartella ''Cinquanta incisioni di artisti italiani'', pubblicata da Prandi nel 1963. Cm 24,5x17 (Foglio 45x32). . . Ottimo (Fine). . . . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        PRINCESS ELAINE'S TERRIBLE FATE - PHOTOGRAPHIC BONDAGE ART SET Episodes 1 - 30

      Irving Klaw, n.p. 1950 - "At the height of the Roman empire, the small island of Cypria, was amoung the few remaining places, unconquered by the romans.But soon the isle is overtaken by an army of girl soldiers, who capture its ruler, Princess Elaine, and the most beautiful maidens - the princess to be delivered to the Vestal Priestesses for their annual sacrifice, to Vesta, Goddess of Fire, the maidens to the slave market." Illustrated with elaborate perilous bondage using equipment, fire, bondage in groups, and other enticing fantasy scenarios. This is early Bilbrew work, published in 1951. This set seems to combine two different sets; one sheet is of a later date. All 30 episodes are present. 30 photographic prints, each approx. 8 x 10 in. Very good. Complete.

      [Bookseller: Alta-Glamour Inc.]
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        John Toland collection

      1950 - John Willard Toland (1912-2004) was an American writer and historian, best known for his best-selling biography of Adolf Hitler. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for his history of World War II-era Japan entitled The Rising Sun. This collection includes approximately 400 pp. of annotated tss. of stories and novellas, 1 ms. notebook (60 pp.), 60 letters, 50 b&w photos (army related, amateur shows and skits), and 4 programs. The collection pertains to the early period of his career 1936 to 1950's when he desperately aspired to be a playwright, short story writer, and novelist. Looking back on this unsuccessful period of his life as a writer, he claimed to have written 6 complete novels, 26 plays, and a hundred short stories before completing his first sale, a short story for which The American Magazine paid him $165 in 1954. ? More than half of the collection is comprised of stories written by Toland. Some of the stories are complete and others are fragmentary. Toland often re-used sheets of paper, re-writing and revising his stories. The following is a list of the some of the stories in this collection: "The Cheapskate"; "Nothing But the Truth"; "All Roads Lead to Rome"; "No Cure-No Pay"; "Spite Fence" re-titled "The Wooden Curtain"; "The Square Hole"; "Old Pal"; "Civilization"; "The Gay Ghost"; "Everything Happens in Brooklyn"; "The Sandwich Witch"; "Girl Bites Dog or Disturbed Dogs, Inc."; "Stuff of Dreams"; "Art for Art's Sake"; "Tugboats for New York Harbor"; poem about the Walrus and the Carpenter; "Cuppa Cawfee"; "The Gentle Soul"; "The Robot Don't Make, Ain't?"; "Bread and Butter Woman"; "Once Over Lightly"; "Rabbits"; and "March Fifteenth Deadline". ? There is a file of letters of a professional nature regarding the publication of his work, mainly letters of rejection from magazines and literary agencies. ? A few letters concern his time at Williams College and the Phillips Exeter Academy. Most of the letters are of a personal nature which he exchanged with his mother, wife (Dorothy), and other family members. ? There are also documents relating to his service as a soldier in the US army. This collection is on consignment with LDRB.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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        John Toland Collection

      1950. . John Willard Toland (1912-2004) was an American writer and historian, best known for his best-selling biography of Adolf Hitler. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for his history of World War II-era Japan entitled The Rising Sun. This collection includes approximately 400 pp. of annotated tss. of stories and novellas, 1 ms. notebook (60 pp.), 60 letters, 50 b&w photos (army related, amateur shows and skits), and 4 programs. The collection pertains to the early period of his career 1936 to 1950's when he desperately aspired to be a playwright, short story writer, and novelist. Looking back on this unsuccessful period of his life as a writer, he claimed to have written 6 complete novels, 26 plays, and a hundred short stories before completing his first sale, a short story for which The American Magazine paid him $165 in 1954. • More than half of the collection is comprised of stories written by Toland. Some of the stories are complete and others are fragmentary. Toland often re-used sheets of paper, re-writing and revising his stories. The following is a list of the some of the stories in this collection: "The Cheapskate"; "Nothing But the Truth"; "All Roads Lead to Rome"; "No Cure-No Pay"; "Spite Fence" re-titled "The Wooden Curtain"; "The Square Hole"; "Old Pal"; "Civilization"; "The Gay Ghost"; "Everything Happens in Brooklyn"; "The Sandwich Witch"; "Girl Bites Dog or Disturbed Dogs, Inc."; "Stuff of Dreams"; "Art for Art's Sake"; "Tugboats for New York Harbor"; poem about the Walrus and the Carpenter; "Cuppa Cawfee"; "The Gentle Soul"; "The Robot Don't Make, Ain't?"; "Bread and Butter Woman"; "Once Over Lightly"; "Rabbits"; and "March Fifteenth Deadline". • There is a file of letters of a professional nature regarding the publication of his work, mainly letters of rejection from magazines and literary agencies. • A few letters concern his time at Williams College and the Phillips Exeter Academy. Most of the letters are of a personal nature which he exchanged with his mother, wife (Dorothy), and other family members. • There are also documents relating to his service as a soldier in the US army. This collection is on consignment with LDRB.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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        Die Familia Moskat = The Family Moskat.

      New York: Morris S. Sklarsky, 1950.(). 8vo. 760 pp. Two volumes. Yiddish. Vol. I: Very good in gray boards with clear plastic protector. Front endpaper starting. Blue staining on rear endpaper. Final chapter not in English edition.Vol. II: Very good in gray boards with clear plastic protector.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        The Cocktail Party

      1950 - First edition. 8vo., original green cloth gilt with colour printed dust jacket. London, Faber and Faber. A presentation copy inscribed by the author: ?to the Ven. M. C. D'Arcy with the author's compliments T.S. Eliot. 6.iii.50? Having completed his Jesuit training, D'Arcy lectured and tutored at Campion Hall, Oxford. While here he became one of England's most eloquent and well-known apologists for Roman Catholicism, and received many prominent people into the church, including Evelyn Waugh. This is the less common, although not determinate of priority, state with ?here? for ?her? in the first line of p.29. An excellent copy in a slightly nicked dust jacket, browned on the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        LE SATIRE

      SANSONI, 1950. INTERLINGUE 0,24 Con testo latino a fronte, introduzione, traduzione e note a cura di Augusto Mancini, numerazione delle pagine doppia, ingiallite ai bordi e con lieve fioritura ai tagli, rilegatura editoriale cartonata, ingiallita al dorso e con punte piegate, sovraccoperta con piccola illustrazione al piatto, ingiallita al dorso, con strappetti e piccole mancanze ai bordi USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Manuscript poem: "El Moribundo: Palabras" Circa 1950

      - One page, written in blue ink on a sheet of unwatermarked paper. Some edge wear, small old tape repairs. A rare example from the hand of the 1977 Nobel laureate, published in his 1953 collection Nacimiento Ultima. Provenance: Given by Aleixandre to the Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Mejía-Sanchez (1923-1985). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        The Chronicles of Robin Hood

      London: Oxford University Press, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 280pp. Original green cloth with gilt lettering. Very Near Fine in Near Fine unclipped (8s 6d) dust jacket. Very slight musty smell. Jacket lightly worn at edges but bright and unfaded. A lovely copy of the author's first book.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

      Norfolk, Conn: New Directions, 1950. Fine/Fine. Second printing. Fine in very lightly soiled else fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by Thomas six months before he died to an American poet: "For - from Dylan, with apologies. May 1953."

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Drawing celebrating Christmas 1950 Signed, with self portrait caricature, on heavy card stock measures 4 inches wide by 9.75 tall

      The drawing shows Flagg and and fellow artist Harry Beckhoff Beckhoff watch a mouse, draw. Flagg has written a caption at the top margin of the card above the figures of himself and Beckhoff. Referring to the green shirted mouse with pen in hand, Flagg writes, "He's my stooge - does my king size stuff." Below the art table, he writes in red, "Merry Xmas, [in purple] 1950 to Harry X Handsome wife, [in green] from Monty." A bright and appealing ink and water color holiday illustration.

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs]
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        COPA DO MUNDO 1950 - WORLD CUP BROCHURE

      Esso 1950 - World Cup tournament brochure, in Spanish, issued by Esso. It is regarded as the main publication, as there was no official guide produced. Paperback. 17.5 x 12.5 cm. 44pp. Pictorial covers, a little rubbed. The original staples have been replaced, with small areas of rust showing. Winners and scores recorded in ink to centre pages. A good copy.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        THE WILD ORCHIDS OF BRITAIN. By Jocelyn Brooke. Drawings from the living plants by Gavin Bone. Additional drawings by Muirhead and Stephen Bone. This edition is limited to 1,140 numbered copies, of which forty copies, numbered 1 to 40, have been signed by the author and specially bound. No: 32.

      The Bodley Head., London 1950 - Folio. 8.75 x 13.75 inches. 139 pp. Bound in vellum gilt, with the scarce original dust wrapper, very slightly creased at head and tail of spine. A little wear to extremities with slight bumping of some corners, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by frontispiece and 40 colour plates. Decorated by publisher's device on title page. Brooke's Magnum Opus, a lifetime passion is realised in this work. Brooke conceived this book in 1924 when Gavin Bone made a drawing of a Lizard Orchid when they were both at Bedales school. The aim of the book is to give good illustrations of British orchids from British specimens, which are botanically correct, but also spirited, with more of a feeling for the living plant than a strict botanical illustration. Gavin Bone, Jocelyn's lifelong friend, was killed in World War Two and his father and brother were to finish the work. The first and only edition, it is a finely produced book and was sold in 1950 for eight guineas. Very hard to find in a dust wrapper and this is an even scarcer copy of the de luxe edition, signed by the the author, bound in vellum, and limited to forty numbered copies. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY BOOK WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATES QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING. KENT BOTANY NATURAL HISTORY BOTANY PLANTS KENT - 20TH CENTURY ILLUSTRATED SIGNED KENT

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        Satyagraha in South Africa

      1950 - Revised Second edition, 5000 copies printed. 8vo., quarter white cloth over pale blue paper boards, lettered in black. Ahmedabad, Navajivan Publishing House. A presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by Gandhi's second son 'The Rev. Canon Collins In memory of your very kind visit to Phoenix from Manilal Gandhi 20-6-54'. Manilal Gandhi spent most of his life in South Africa, editing 'Indian Opinion' from 1920 until his death in 1956. Canon Collins was an Anglican clergyman who devoted his life to helping others. He was one of the founders of the charity 'War on Want', and CND. He interested himself in Apartheid in South Africa, first visiting there in the 1950s, and played no small part in its downfall. Small stain to back cover, dent to the top border, cup ring to upper cover of dust jacket, torn over the dent on the board, frayed at head and tail of spine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Rues et visages de New-York, illustrations de Chas-Laborde, Paris, Lacourière, 1950.

      - 1 vol. petit in-folio en feuilles (non rogné) sous portefeuille de l'éditeur demi-vélin ivoire à rabats et à lacets , (2) ff. blancs, (2) ff. pour le faux-titre et le titre, 1 frontispice couleurs, (38) pp., 14 pl. h.t. en couleurs, illustrations dans le texte. Édition illustrée de 15 eaux-fortes originales gravées en couleurs (y compris le frontispice) et de 40 compositions en noir dans le texte, l'ensemble en premier tirage par Chas Laborde. Tirage limité à 230 exemplaires : un des 200 ex. numérotés (n° 135) sur papier vélin d'Arches. Très Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien]
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        Samuel Palmer 1805-1881 his Circle and its Relation to Blake

      - Unpublished manuscript history of Palmer’s circle, written and illustrated by an accomplished artist with fine gouache and ink facsimiles of a number of Palmer and Blake’s best known works. Completed c.1950. Quarter buckram over cloth covered boards; 8vo; title in ink to upper board. Sixteen pages and eight gouache, pen and ink drawings. Plate 1. A realisation of ‘In a Shoreham Garden’, painted by Palmer in 1829. Plate 2. Ruth returned from the Gleaning, the original is now in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Plate 3. Four wood engravings illustrating Virgil’s first eclogue by William Blake. Plate 4. A valley thick with corn, a sepia drawing of 1825 by Palmer. Plate 5. Oak tree and Beech in Lullingstone Park by Palmer. Plate 6. Cornfield by Moonlight with the evening star by Palmer. Plate 7. The Cyder Feast, engraving by Edward Calvert. Plate 8. The Towered City, Illustrations to L’Allegro by Palmer. All the plates are superbly done, especially numbers 4 and 6. The text which runs to around 3000 words is a mix of history and interpretation and as with the illustrations is by an unknown hand. The text is followed by a brief bibliography, crediting John Piper, A.H. Palmer and Binyon. Fine, just a little wear to the boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: York Modern Books PBFA ABA]
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