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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 )

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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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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, Ltd.]
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        Senza titolo

      , , 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.

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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

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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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        [Photo Album]: British Expatriates in India and Pakistan 1930-1950

      India and Pakistan, 1950. Near Fine. Oblong folio measuring 11" x 14". String-tied blue cloth over paper boards with "album" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 147 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" and 4" x 6" with some captions. Very good photo album with rubbing and worn corners with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a family of British expatriates while living in India and what is now Pakistan from 1930 until 1950. The family lived on a large estate and bred horses, dogs, and other small animals during the years they spent in India. The horses were the prize possessions of the home with numerous photos showing the beautiful animals owned by the family, including Seagull a 15 year old white horse, George, and Koppa, who can be seen throughout the album performing jumps. A handful of the photographs have been handcolored by the young woman who kept the album and show the Taj Mahal, as well as locals helping retrieve a car from a ferry. Many of the photos show the family hiking around the mountains of India and boating on its many rivers. A group of 10 laid in photographs show a number of men in uniform speaking to a group with images of planes on an easel and the American flag behind them. It is probable they were part of the American Air Force showing off new technology to the upper class British in India to garner support for projects in World War II. In the album a few military men are mentioned and seem being friends of the family including a Major Kilroy, who is seen horseback riding, as well as a Major Trafford. It also appears from a photo captioned "Daddy" of a man on a horse in a military uniform that the head of the household was part of the British military.A look into the lives of the British upper class in India over two decades through better than average amateur photography.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        IL SATYRICON

      DE CARLO, 1950. ITALIANO 0,2 Due volumi, n. 2 e 3 della collana, traduzione a cura di Raoul Vivaldi, entrambi con brossure editoriali illustrate, brunite ai dorsi e parzialmente ai piatti, con fioritura, piccole macchie ed alcuni aloni, pagine brunite attorno ai testi e con lieve fioritura, legatura leggermente lenta USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        OPERA MEDICA ORIENTAMENTI ATTUALI IN CARDIOLOGIA

      1950. ITALIANO 0,18 Volume numero 99 della serie. Copertina con piccolo strappo al piede elievi usure ai bordi. Dorso leggermente consumato alle estremità. Fioritura alle prime ed ultime pagine del volume, minore nelle altre pagine. Piccoli segni a penna su alcuni margini ed inserimento di tavole fuori testo su carta patinata. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Moxie Original Advertising Art

      1950. Near Fine. Archive of art for Moxie carbonated drink that includes an original rough sketch, the finished inked and shaded advertisement, and the original finished art for a second small spot advertisement. The sketch is on onion paper that is stapled to a second blank leaf, both measuring 14" x 17". The two pieces of finished art are on artists boards measuring 6" x 5.25" and 12" x 9.5". Near fine or better with a touch of wear to the edges of the delicate onion skin, glue remnants to the back of the finished art, and tape over the small Moxie bottle reattaching it to the board. This group appears to come from an unknown artist working for the advertising agency Foote, Belding & Cone during the 1950s. Moxie was a leading soft drink company of the early 20th Century with a series of popular advertisement that established "moxie" in the American vernacular as a term for pep and determination. The brand is still produced in New England by Coca-Cola Bottling. A wonderfully charming ad featuring two sophisticated foxes talking about Moxie's uplifting attributes.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Time in New England

      Oxford University, New York, 1950. 11.5 in. x 8.5 in., 248 pages, Cloth, Dust Jacket (clipped at top and bottom of front and rear flap, esle fine), Signed by Strand and Newhall in pen on front endpaper to Malcolm Gordon and dated "Christmas, 1950"., Several leaves at beginning of book creased at top right edge.

      [Bookseller: Dawson's Book Shop]
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        A Little Stone

      London: John Lehmann,, 1950. Octavo. Original green cloth, title to spine in gilt on dark green background. With the dust jacket. Spine ends very slightly faded. An excellent copy in the bright jacket, a couple of short closed tears to spine ends. First edition, first impression. With the ownership inscription of Winston Leyland (b.1940), a leading figure in American LGBT publishing who won the Stonewall Book Award in 1980. He established the Gay Sunshine Press in 1975, and his Gay Sunshine Journal (1970-82) was particularly influential for its interviews with prominent gay writers of the era. Bowles's second collection gathers together 12 short stories.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Verve. Revue artistique et littéraire. VOL. IX, N 35/36. - Dernières uvres de Matisse 1950-1954.

      35 x 27 cm. Mit 40 Farblithographien von Matisse nach Collagen und zahlreichen Abbildungen nach Zeichnungen. 182 SS., 3 Bll. Orig.-Pappband. *Ces oeuvres reproduites en lithographie en couleurs ont ete realisees par l'artiste, en papiers gouaches. - In overall fine and fresh condition. / Tadellos erhaltenes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bernd Braun]
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        Pomona

      Milano, Luigi De Tullio, 1950 - Acquaforte e puntasecca. Compare nel Catalogo ragionato dell'Opera Grafica, Graphis Arte 1990, sotto la sezione ''Acqueforti e litografie inedite''. Cm 47x27 (Foglio 70x50). pp. . Perfetto (Mint). . Tiratura alcune p.d.s. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        18 Pen and Ink Illustrations for Stage Design and Promotion [from] Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

      Near Fine. An archive of 18 illustrations by Ludwig Bemelmans for the stage design and promotion of his 1950 play, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, based on his novel and produced for the stage by Hume Cronyn (to whom this archive belonged) along with a Typed Letter Signed by Bemelmans on his East 73rd Street stationery and with the original mailing envelope addressed to Cronyn. Four of the drawings are in a large format (around 18" x 12" each), three of which are in color. These drawings are the highlight of the archive, and two of the color drawings bears a distinct resemblance to the artist's "Madeleine" character, in terms of dress, hats, and facial expressions. Another is an elaborate proposal for the play's advertisement, conceived as a carved marble marquee of sorts, heralded by a sleeping cougar with accompanying with rough sketch and photograph for reference. The remaining drawings are in black ink and are roughly 5" x 7" each, and are character studies, framing ideas, and conceptual proposals for the rather diverse scenarios demanded by the play. Overall near fine of better. The play opened at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York on March 2, 1950, and starred Fredric March.

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        TESTO-ATLANTE DI GEOGRAFIA MODERNA PER GLI ISTITUTI MAGISTRALI

      SOCIETA ANONIMA EDITRICE DANTE ALIGHIERI, ROMA-NAPOLI-CITTA DI CASTELLO 1950 - ITALIANO Volumi I, II e III, rispettivamente relativi agli anni 1950, 1951 e 1955. Terza edizione per il volume 3. Ingiallimento ai margini delle copertine e delle quarte con fioritura; strappi ai tagli di testa ed alle estremità dei dorsi. Quarta del III vol. con strappo all'angolo inferiore. Pagine ben conservate con tavole geografiche fuori testo, a colori ed illustrazioni nel testo, in nero.

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        Le mécanicien et autres contes

      First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on pur fil du Marais, the only large paper copies.Preface by André Breton.A rare and very good copy. Chez l'auteur s.l. 1950 14,5x19,5cm broché

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        Of Men and Mountains

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1950. Neatly signed, without inscription, by William O. Douglas upon half-title page. Stated first edition. xiv, 338 pages. Glossary. Map endpapers. Black and white photographic frontis portrait of author. "A book of personal adventure and discovery. An account of the way Douglas - and other men - found a richer life in the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest where a man can 'find deep solitude and, under conditions of grandeur that are startling, he can come to know both himself and God'". - from dust jacket. Douglas was nominated to the U.S. Supreme court by FDR and served the longest term in its history, 1939-1975. Average wear to unmarked book. Binding sound. Above-average wear to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. Includes two detailed newsclippings circa 1930s about Walla Walla pioneer George T. Welch. Also included is a 1969 newsclipping in which Douglas explains how and why a man changes when he becomes a member of the Supreme Court.

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        Hand Corrected Manuscript of One Lonely Night

      Np, 1950. none. Very good. Setting copy of an important novel, the actual hand corrected typescript, with hundreds of changes, corrections, deletions and additions, signed twice ("Mickey" and "M. S.") and dated "9-27-50" (the book was published in 1951). Complete in 251 pages (rectos only), with 7 pages of preliminaries, and 244 pages of novel numbered 1-3, 5-240, plus 5 inserted pages. Some corrections are in the hand of a proof reader, or type setter, but Spillane's deletions are substantial and his own changes and corrections are considerable (found on nearly every page), and all are in his own handwriting. Usual signs of production rites, but very good. Rare. Prominent in its clique. Full morocco case. itself scarce in a ne dustjacket, as are proofs, but what we're offering is both unique, and geometrically greater, the complete manuscript from which the book was actually typeset and printed, and these days noir manuscripts of such magnitude and vintage, are usually not within my (your) frustrated reach, at any price. Spillane wrote in a distinctively blunt narrative prose, with no attempt to make his reader giggle like an Asian princess. Beginning in 1947 he achieved early and immense popularity, wrote steadily for 25 years, took a 12 year break in 1972, then returned to fame with a new generation in 1984. One Lonely Night is a mystery, written at the summit of his energy and imagination. It features his impudent Mike Hammer (4th book in the Hammer series), in a furious spy thriller with more ins and outs than a ddler's elbow. The plot is charged by a surfeit of violence, love, hate, sex, deceit, sadistic crime, corrupt politics, moral ambiguity, and national peril, following a case that sets Hammer (as the angel of death) against an American cell of Communist agents (anticipating 007 and his license to kill by 3 years) in the earliest days of the cold war, when everyone assumed (based on every precedent) it would heat up lethally at any moment.

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