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        Bushman Art

      Red Fawn Press, Soft cover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition, Signed by Author(s)undated, but appears to be from about 1950. signed by the artist on the title page. large softcover. the glassine wrapper is torn at the back. it is plain glassine and should be easily replaced. the jacket is now protected in cellophane. it has a few tears. the book consists of 13 preliminary pages and 41 numbered plates. there are 14 coloured plates (page 7 has 2 plates on 1 page)28 black and white prints and photos. 1 extra black and white plate. there are no previous owner marks and the plates are all in excellent condition. the plates are tipped on to the numbered backing boards with glue and some of this glue has caused a shadow where it was applied. all plates have hand-written descriptions. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 0.5-1 kilos. Signed by Author(s). Inventory No: 28dv.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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        The Town and the City

      Harcourt, Brace 1950 - First Edition, First Printing. A spectacular dustjacket with a hint of wear to the spine ends. This original FIRST ISSUE DUSTJACKET is vibrant in color and seldom seen in this nice condition. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are fresh with slight wear to the panels. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp clean copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Kerouac First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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      Viking Press, New York 1950 - Published in October of 1950, this is the first American edition. Published by The Viking Press. A near fine example of the book with a faint trace of wear. Dust jacket very good with some wear to edges and light chipping at the spine extremities and the tips. An exceptional inscription from a writer who left very few behind - Inscribed For Lucy , with love from Henry. Hoping the . . be better. 22/3/58. ' [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      J. B. Lippincott Company (1950), Philadelphia & New York - Fourth Impression. The first full story of the President's rise from a Missouri farm to the White House written by his presidential secretary who helped Truman in his transition from Vice-President to President. His father, Josephus Daniels, as the Secretary of the Navy under Woodrow Wilson, was Franklin D. Roosevelt's first boss in the federal government. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the former President on the half-title page: "To Judge Abraham L. Marovitz/kind regards from/Harry Truman." Truman has also dated this "12/9/60" and added a note: "(Read it carefully!)." Marovitz was United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. His ownership stamps are on the front pastedown and endpaper. Near Fine in a Good or better, attractive dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        On Desert Trails with Everett Ruess

      El Centro, CA: Desert Magazine Press, 1950. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Young disappeared adventurer and artist Everett Ruess's letters, poems, and artwork. 1950 printing, which was reformatted from the 1940 edition. Signed and inscribed by Stella and Christopher, Everett's parents who were involved in getting their son's work to press. Stella's and Christopher's signatures are uncommon compared to their son Waldo's, who signed books regularly. Two small ink spots to front of jacket, unclipped, light wear to edges. Edges of boards show little wear.

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        Thoughts [Self Help to Achieve the Sense of Spiritual Peace and Security which are So Rare a Possession in These Difficult Times, Dust Flap Excerpt, SIGNED BY AUTHOR]

      Exposition Press 1950 ; Printed and Bound By the Comet press Inc - Excellent self help reference guide to get you out of a slump, into a new place/awareness or on to the next project. Personal empowerment and growth techniques, methods, explained. Do it yourself with guidence from the experts. A fresh start in a new life direction. VERY SCARCE. Clean, Unmarked Text. Size: S: Some Edge Wear, Normal for Age of Book [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Pilgrimage for Peace, Gandhi and Frontier Gandhi Among N.W.F. Pathans

      Navajivan Publishing House, Ahmedabad 1950 - Frontispiece portrait of Frontier Gandhi and Gandhiji with a further 20 illus. taken from photographs, 216, with two folding, coloured maps. Presentation copy to Ronald Duncan, librettist, disciple and author on Gandhi, from Pyarelal "To Ronald Duncan, with regards, Pyarelal, 3-4-50". Frontier Gandhi was Khan Saheb Abdul Ghaffar Khan, a Pashtun who shared Gandhi's views on non-violence and invited him to the Northwest Frontier in 1939 to tour the region and see his followers, the Khudai Khidmatgar. Seen as subversive by the Pakistan authorities because he did not believe in Partition, he was repeatedly emprisoned. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987. He died in 1988 and was buried in Jalalabad. Pyarelal Nayyar was Gandhi's personal secretary in his later years-his sister was Gandhi's physician. Mild water staining to dj flaps and eps.Scarce 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ORIGINAL PAINTING Untitled 3

      c 1950 - Gouache on Paper. Measuring 14 x 19.5 inches. Small closed tears to the edges. Two swans in reeds by the river. Illustrated in Jeremy Reed’s Exploding into Colour, 2005 and later in Anna Kavan’s New Zealand, A Pacific Interlude in a Turbulent Life, edited by Jennifer Sturm (published in 2009 by Random House). Provenance: Raymond Marriott. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Battle of Cape Matapan, 28th March 1941 - Naval Staff History Second World War, Battle Summary No. 44: B.R. 1736 (35) - RESTRICTED

      Tactical and Staff Duties Division (Historical Section), Naval Staff, Admiralty, England, 1950, Hardcover, Book Condition: GoodSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, 73 pages plus eleven fold-out plans. Index. Gilt lettering upon navy blue front board and backstrip. Average wear. Usual library markings. Binding intact. A sound copy, Former Library Copy

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        Framed Display! President Truman, Vice President Barkley, and all nine Cabinet members are among the 14 who signed this Harris & Ewing photograph

      "Photograph Signed ?Harry S. Truman? as President, ?Alben W. Barkley? as Vice President. Black & white, 12.75? x 8.25? image, overall 16.5? x 11.5? (visible). Matted and framed to 23.5? x 19?. Fine condition.All signatures are on the photographic surface. Also signed, pictured left to right around the table in a morning meeting of the Cabinet and other officials in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Secretary of Commerce ?Charles Sawyer,? Special Assistant to the President ?W.A. Harriman,? The Assistant to the President ?John A. Steelman,? Vice President Barkley, Secretary of Labor ?Maurice J. Tobin,? Chairman ?W. Stuart Symington? of the National Security Resources Board, Secretary of Agriculture ?Charles F. Brannan,? Postmaster General ?J.M. Donaldson,? Secretary of Defense ?Louis Johnson,? Secretary of State ?Dean Acheson,? President Truman, Secretary of the Treasury ?John W. Snyder,? Attorney General ?J. Howard McGrath,? and Secretary of the Interior ?Oscar L. Chapman.? Photograph ?© Harris - Ewing? in the lower right of the image and dated ?August 25, 1950? at the lower right of the signature area."

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      No publication information 1950 - Disney, Walt. WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK HANKIES. No publication information, circa 1950. Oblong 8vo - 10-5/16" x 8-7/16". Nicely illustrated cardboard folder contains set of 7 fabric hankies. Outside of folder has scene of Donald and Goofy in a hot air balloon waving at Minnie Mouse in the yard below. Interior depicts house and backyard scene involving many Disney characters. This includes die-cut design at windows and clothes line where hankies are attached. Each hankie is marked for a different day of the week and characters featured include Donald, Daisy and their nephews, Uncle Scrooge, Mickey Mouse and Bongo. Hankies have some very light aging as attached but have never been removed. Folder shows just light aging. The condition of this set is FINE. Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        BARON AT THE BALLET. With a foreword by Sacheverell Sitwell.

      Collins. London. 1950 - FIRST EDITION. 4to. (11.3 x 8.8 inches). Delux Limited Edition. One of just 150 numbered copies signed by Arnold Haskell and Baron. Illustrated throughout with 8 full-page colour and over 270 mono photo plates by Baron. Original full dark green morocco binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Boards with gilt ruled border. Top edge gilt. Neat previous owners name on the front free endpaper. Minor rubbing to the extremities but overall a very good, clean and bright copy of this uncommon delux edition. A powerful collection of images by Baron (Sterling Nahum. 1906-1956) the official photographer for Sadler's Wells Ballet. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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      Jonathan Cape, 1950, Hardcover, First Edition; First PrintingVery Good in a Very Good dust jacket. English issue precedes by 4 days the American. Artwork by Hans Tisdall; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 254 pages

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        Xaipe. Seventy-one poems

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1950. Prima edizione (First Edition). ril tela, sovrac (cloth, DJ). Ottimo (Fine). 8vo. Dedica autografa dell'Autore, datata 21 Maggio 1950 (Inscribed and signed by the Author, dated 21 May 1950). [Galati, 1980]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Original-Porträt-Fotografie. Silbergelatine-Abzug auf Agfa Brovira. Verso gestempelt Photo Umbo Hannover T 60697.

      1950 - (Ca. 1950). 17,8x11,8 cm. 2 Ecken etwas eselsohrig. Sprache: N

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Strike Through the Mask! New Lyrical Poems

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1950. First. First edition. Faint tidemark at the bottom of the pages, a good only copy in good plus dustwrapper with several modest chips and tears. Inscribed by Viereck (who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry the year before for his book Terror and Decorum) to fellow Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks (who won in 1950 for Annie Allen): "To Gwendolyn Brooks with gratitude and admiration for her art. Peter Viereck." While by no means a "condition copy," a very notable association. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Proel, Imprenta Bedia, Santander 1950 - 1ª ed. 17x24.3. 119pp. 2h. Retrato de Ricardo Zamorano. Rústica. Prólogo a Gerardo Diego. Tirada de 500 ejemplares. Muy buen ejemplar. Este es el segundo libro de poesía de Hierro. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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      Chez l'auteur 1950 - RO40096046: Non paginé (env. 75 pages). Album avec texte manuscrit, photos originales, cartes postales, dessins, dessins originaux. Couverture épaisse avec motifs décoratifs en relief. Texte en français et en italien. Quelques illustrations manquantes. 'A nos camarades de France, Chères amies, nous autres, élèves de la IIIe classe B de l'Ecole moyenne Saint-Jean de Latran, en souvenir des nobles traditions de politesse de Venise, nous avons préparé pour vous ce petit album.'. Quai des Esclavons et Palais des Doges. Panorama de Venise. L'île de Saint-George. Le Lido. Pierre Longhi, chasse au canard sur la lagune. La foule qui passe sur la Pont de Rialto (carte postale aquarelle en couleur). Cartes postales en couleur: Colombina, Pantalon, Arlequin. In-4 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur bon état Classification Dewey : 450-Italien, roumain, rhéto-romain [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors with Applications to Transistor Electronics

      New York: D. Van Nostrand Company. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET of Shockley's enormously influential work, "the first textbook of the electronic age" (Shurkin). "Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors, published in 1950, was Shockley's only book and became a classic of twentieth century science texts. In 551 pages, many of them crammed with formulae and graphs, mundanely bound inside a dull blue-gray and black dust cover, Shockley captured everything then known about semiconductors, even pushing the knowledge about five years into the future with his detailed description of the junction transistor concept. Almost every electrical engineering class in the English-speaking world and most solid state physics classes used it either as a text or at least as a reference book" (Shurkin, Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of William Shockley). New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1950. Book near-fine with a little fading to top edge of cloth; dust jacket with some fading to spine and light edgewear, three small pieces of tape (reinforcement) on verso. Extremely scarce in the original dust jacket.

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      - México. Fotografías en blanco y negro de medidas 9x6.5 cm a 18x12.5 cm. años 1950 / 51 / 52. Fotografías de Lucas Lizaur Pernaute y el autor del viaje. Talleres fotográficos de: Foto Reqis Cifsa, de México. Conservan casi todos los negativos. Viaje que realizó el Catedrático de Hª de América de la Universidad de Barcelona, D. Jaime Delgado a México, donde lo recorrió y fotografio a sus gentes y monumentos, al dorso de las fotos escribió lo que era y de donde eran. . Importante Archivo fotográfico. # América. Fotos.

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        Autograph Album of celebrities of the French stage and screen

      France, inscriptions dated 1948-1950 - Wonderful collection of inscriptions and signatures of some of France's most celebrated actors and actresses of French stage and screen, all inscribed to the album's owner, "Michel", evidently a budding actor. The collection includes inscriptions/signatures from JEAN GABIN, FERNANDEL, ARLETTY, VIVIAN ROMANCE, JEAN TISSIER, CECILE AUBRY, and many others, including Hollywood screen idol, MYRNA LOY. In addition, artist JEAN- LOUIS MARCEL COSSON (1878-1956), known for his scenes of opera, circus, ballet, and theatre, has provided a fine pencil drawing of "l'Institut de Paris", inscribed (à Michel, affectueusement") and signed ("Cosson"). An unusual and rare album of its kind (FRENCH CINEMA) Approxomately 4-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches. 22 inscriptions/signatures and one pencil drawing on 35 leaves. Leather binding edgeworn, front hinge and spine repaired with black tape [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        André Suarès " Paris " First Edition with burins of Decaris

      Voir nos photos, Edition originale du texte de Suares, Creuzevault, 107pp.+suite, 1950. ex. num. sur vergé de Montval (n°119/250). 38 magnifiques burins, 27 en pleine ou double page, répétés dans la suite (18). In-folio en ff., des rousseurs et décharges sur certains feuillets, couv. rempliée ill. sous jaquette cartonnée (sans étui). Bon ex. Envoi soigné et protégé! (A15) D'autres Decaris en stock. WE CAN TRANSLATE ON DEMAND.

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      Cornell University, Ithica, NY 1950 - Good in wrappers. Front panel is detached, but present. Crease and tear to front panel. Preliminary Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La Citadelle. 3 Aquarelles originales de Grau Sala.

      Le Fleuve ?tincelant, 1950, Couverture souple, Book Condition: Tr?s Bonne Condition, Sign? par l'illustrateur, Illustrated By: Aquarelles de Grau Sala (1911-1975)Size: 17,5cm x 24cm, s.d. (1950). 2 volumes. En feuillets, double embo?tage brun, dessin d'une citadelle dor?e sur les plats. Peintre et dessinateur d'origine catalane, Emilio Grau Sala v?cut la plus grande partie de son existence ? Paris. Son activit? d'illustrateur lui apporta une renomm?e consid?rable. Un des 24 exemplaires sur V?lin d'Arches avec 3 AQUARELLES ORIGINALES (exemplaire #16). Embo?tage l?g?rement us?e sur les coins. Pages int?rieures et illustrations en parfaite condition. Photos disponibles sur demande, Livre

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        Superb Vintage Signed Photograph

      n.p., c. 1950 "Rare vintage glossy Photograph Signed ?To John / Montgomery Clift.? Black & white, 8? x 10?. Light surface creases not on image, minor wear at white border edges. Fine condition.Paramount Film Service stamped on verso. Montgomery Clift appeared in only two Paramount motion pictures, ?The Heiress? (1949) with Olivia de Havilland and ?A Place in the Sun? (1951) with Elizabeth Taylor for which the 31-year-old actor was nominated for the 1951 Academy Award for Best Actor."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Lassie come home --- Regresa A Casa --


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      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, [1950] - Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. One of an undetermined number of subscriber's copies with blank leaf signed by Heinlein inserted between the front free endpaper and half title leaf. Short stories forming part of Heinlein's "future history" series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-514. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1645-54. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A sharp copy. (#106931) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Trade Catalogue -- Sample Catalogue of Designs for Promotional Playing Cards] Special Playing Card Department.

      Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul, MN - N.d., circa 1950. Binder: 30.5 by 26 cm. 23 two-sided sleeves, containing a total of 260 distinct playing cards. The samples are of playing cards the company printed for various businesses, which typically would distribute them to their customers, patrons, business associates, guests and/or employees as complimentary favors. The playing cards themselves are the standard 52 card deck, plus probably jokers. The businesses that would distribute them include hotels, airlines, train lines, gas stations, ocean liners, and really any conceivable manufacturing, utility or other business that might see the value in cultivating its client base with giveaways of this kind. The designs themselves, on the facedown side, could relate to the specific business, and thus might be a picture of the particular hotel, train, airline, etc., or it could have a company logo or just its name, or the design might just be a pretty picture, such as of a horse, a dog, another animal, a boat, a pretty view, a geometric, etc. Most of the cards represented in this album are samples of actual cards the company had already made for its clients, but clearly the album was offering general concepts that a customer could adapt to his liking as welll as specific design choices to which the only customization would be to smack its own business name onto the cards. The firms represented in the album include Esso (now Exxon), Roh Light Lager Beer, Golden State Dairy Foods, Miller High Life, Pepsi-Cola, Adams Orange Juice, Northern Pacific Railway, Great Western Railway, TWA, Boeing, Gruman Albatross, Edgewater Beach Hotel, Hotel Jaragua, the Hotel Roanoke, the Mark Hopkins Hotel, and on and on. The padded faux leather binder has intaglio vignettes, including of a globe, and the title impressed in gilt. Brown & Bigelow was founded in 1896 and remains very much a leading purveyor of business promotional materials such as calendars to this day. It is still based in St. Paul. This is a most unusual, and highly colorful, sample catalogue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      John Lehmann, London 1950 - (UK) No markings, Near Fine in unclipped Very Good (-) dust jacket with dime-size chip to upper edge of front panel and some loss the the head of spine; dust jacket is fresh and bridht and is now in a mylar sleeve. Warm coloured cloth over boards with gold spine titles on brown spine block, [i-iv] v-xi [xii] [13-14] 15- 191pp, index. This book first appeared in 1950 and is David's first book, based on recipes gathered when she lived in France, Italy, the Greek Islands, and Egypt. B&W drawings by John Minton (1.5 JM HOQ 100/2 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Indian Totem Poles

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

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        Figures around a Totem

      San Fancisco: ca. 1950. . Silkscreen. 12 x 9 inches. Signed in pencil. Period frame by Sally Parks, the Louvre.

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        Photo Album: Leyton Public Library)

      Leyton, England 1950 - Original photo album with materials tipped-in, compiled as a gift to a patron or librarian. Oblong quarto, 21 tipped-in black and white photographs, also tipped-in typescript, newspaper article and booklet, black cloth, with hand-calligraphed title page: "To Miss Doris M. Savage / With / The Best Wishes / of / The Staff / of / The Leyton Public Libraries / Wednesday, April 12th, 1950 / To Remember a Happy Partnership / May 1949 - April 1950." Covers rubbed at extremities, else near fine. The photos are mostly of the Leyton Library and its patrons and staff. Many depict the activities sponsored by the library: readings, discussion groups, story hour for children. The typescript and over half of the photos were used for a published booklet, which is also included (*The Borough of Leyton Public Libraries: A Family Affair*, Leyton Public Libraries, 1950). The newspaper clipping concerns a Leyton librarian, Edward Sydney, who received an important post at the United Nations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Six Watercolor and Gouache Drawings of Underground Paris Drinking Clubs in the Early 1950s

      1950. Color watercolor and gouache illustrations on textured paper. 8.5" x 9.75". Overall near fine with some light wear and scattered light creasing, with one image subtly rubbed at a few places. Vignettes of couples in various stages of inebriation, dancing, and flirting, with dogs and mice in each illustration. The dogs, either French poodles or schnauzers, are (variously) lifting their leg, up at the bar drinking the cocktails through a straw, or dealing with the mice. The walls of the club are covered in graffiti and cobwebs. The graffiti spoofs Existentialism and Bebop culture. One club is called "La Rose Noire [Cafe Existentialiste]" with the band called "l'Ensemble Be-Bop." The cartoon is entitled "La Nausee" referencing Sartre, with the clubgoers looking hungover. Another is entitled "Indigenes de St. Germain de Pres," with two beboppers at the bar. Other graffiti is playful: "Alcool Tue Lentement [Alcohol Kills Slowly]." "Vive Sartre et le Coca Cola" is crossed out, with "vendu aux U.S.A. [Sold to the U.S.A.]" underneath. Other graphics include hearts with girls' names, nude women, and a gallows. Apparently the work of the mysterious artist, Tabou & Cie, with each work titled and numbered on the verso. A charming and vibrant collection of humorous French illustrations. .

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        A Book Of Mediterranean Food (John Minton Wrapper and Illustrations)

      John Lehmann 1950 - The First UK printing published by John Lehmann in 1950.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.A little dustiness to the upper text block.Light browning with mild foxing in places to the text block.The book is tight,clean and free from inscriptions.Small owner's sticker to rear pastedown.The WRAPPER is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.Minor edge wear with a little loss at the upper spine but NOT affecting the lettering.A light stain to the verso of front jacket which has come lightly through to front cover - barely noticeable as it blends well with the wrapper design!The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Wonderful wrapper colour wraparound design and B/W illustrations throughout by John Minton.Dedicated to Veronica Nicholson,it was also the work that combined for the first time David's highly characteristic style with Minton's wonderfully complementary illustrations. Certainly it can be argued that this is the most influential English cookery book of the twentieth century.A scarce title in collectible condition. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health A Handbook of Dianetic Therapy.

      Hermitage Press, New York 1950 - First edition of the author's most well-known work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by L. Ron Hubbard on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a single short tear. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare signed. Dianetics has remained a bestseller for more than 60 years and has sold over 20 million copies. Hubbards's work spawned a movement that spans virtually every country on Earth, and has indisputably become one of the most widely read and influential books ever written about the human mind. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Iconographia insectorum Japonicorum. Editio secunda, reformata. (AND) Index

      Tokyo, Hokuryukan, 1950. Two parts in two. Thick 8vo. 1,738 pp., 15 full colour plates, two tables, numerous text figures. Publisher's half calf over linen boards. Title in silver on spine (the main work); 8vo. 203, 14 pp. of text and two with figures. Publisher's blind-stamped limp linen with gilt title on front cover and spine (the index volume).* The very rare index included. Important guide to the insects of Japan in Japanese with Latin nomenclature and each species illustrated. Fifty entomologists prepared the descriptions of the different groups and species. Published in a numbered edition, of which this is #2996. Inner hinges reinforced. A very good copy complemented by the very rare index, published separately, also in Latin and Japanese, and including a chapter with additions and corrections (in Japanese). The index has no date in arabic numerals. A very good clean set.

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        The Iconic Photographs Limited edition

      Phaidon, 2011. Hardback. New. <p>American photographer Steve McCurry (b.1950) is universally recognized as one of today&#39;s finest image-makers and has won many of photography&#39;s top awards. This special limited-edition monograph brings together the most memorable and beautiful of his images, taken around the world over the last 30 years. &#160;McCurry&#39;s ability to cross boundaries of language and culture to capture fleeting moments of human experience is unique. &#160;With his discerning eye for form and colour, shape and symmetry, he offers us windows into other worlds.<br /><br />Seen at the large scale of this new book, McCurry&#39;s images are particularly powerful: reproduced at slightly larger than life size, his portraits have an extraordinary immediacy and impact, while even the smallest details of his spectacular landscapes are clearly visible on the page. &#160;Portraits of children, pilgrims and farmers are presented alongside views of ancient temples, busy city streets, dramatic mountain landscapes and quiet scenes of daily life &#8211; people are seen fishing, playing, working and praying. The images are presented in an uninterrupted sequence for maximum impact, and all the photographs are shown at either full-page size or as double-page spreads. &#160;The extended picture captions are at the back of the book, accompanied by colour thumbnail images for quick identification.</p>SKU: MM-40019037; EAN: 9780714856339

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        Le dur désir de Durer

      Paris: Editions Bordas, 1950. Edizione originale di 15+ 1000 es. numerati. broch. Ottimo (Fine). 4to. Illustré par Marc Chagall. Avec le texte intégral en langue française. Le frontispice en couleurs reproduit a la main dans les Ateliers de Daniel Jacomet sous le controle de Marc Chagall. Il a été tiré du présent ouvrage: 15 exemplaires sur velin pur chiffon BFK de Rives + 1000 exemplaires sur vélin bouffant d&#39;Alfa Achevé d&#39;imprimer par l&#39;Imprimerie Union a Paris. Exemplaire sur vélin bouffant d&#39;Alfa

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        Lettre autographe signée à un ami.

      1950 - Livre épuisé 2 pages in-12 au stylo bille bleu. Intéressante lettre dans laquelle le peintre autodicacte évoque son dénuement et sa détresse ainsi que son souhait de se consacrer à l'écriture. En 1948, sa femme, Camille, institutrice est nommée à Sainte-Florence-de-l&#146;Oie en Vendée. Le couple quitte alors Paris et s'y installe pour y demeurer treize ans. Années difficiles pour le peintre qui, refusant de jouer le jeu du parisianisme alors même qu&#146;il aspire à être reconnu par ses pairs, rejeté par la majorité des habitants de sa commune qui le prend pour un sorcier ou un fou, se trouve en proie à une terrible solitude. En 1951, il publie chez Gallimard un recueil de lettres à Paulhan, Queneau, Dubuffet, Tapié et les autres, où l&#146;écrit forme souvent l&#146;image, intitulé "Hippobosque au bocage", évoqué sous un titre légèrement différent dans la lettre que nous proposons. L'activité picturale de Chaissac sera limitée dans les années 50. Ce n'est qu'en 1961, avec son installation à Vix, ville vendéenne dans laquelle il s'était marié en 1942, que l'artiste commence à sortir de son isolement et travaille aux peintures qui seront exposées par Iris Clert dans sa galerie parisienne, Cordier à New York et Pagani à Milan. Sa célébrité internationale commençait à se confirmer lorsque miné par l'anxiété, les difficultés et les ennuis de santé, le peintre mourut d'une embolie pulmonaire en 1964. Condition : Belle lettre de Gaston Chaissac dans laquelle il évoque sa détresse et son dénuement ainsi que son souhait de se consacrer à l'écriture. « Cher ami, mon compte en banque ne me donne pas grand prestige. Je suis considéré comme en tutellé, voir en aleiné . Mon activité picturale est en léthargie, j'écris plutôt des notes de rectifications et j'en ai déjà envoyé quelques lignes à monsieur françois mattey [François Mathey] . j'ai gardé ma vieille habitude de peu cirer mes souliers. Ca fait peu soigné . Je compte me mettre sérieusement à la rédaction de « Hippobosque au marais ». Ce qui bien sûr me fera négliger la peinture de façon ruineuse . Gaston Jean-Chaissac Vix (Vendée)". 330g. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Thirty Years of Championship Golf

      New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc.. (1950). Second printing. Some foxing on first and last few pages, else near fine in near fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to boxing champion Gene Tunney: "To Gene Tunney, Compliments of my dear friend George Skouras. Gene Sarazen." Skouras was a movie executive and president of United Artists Theatres. .

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        The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe

      An original copy and dust jacket beautifully illustrated by Pauline Baynes. The first in the famous Narnia series. Published by Geoffrey Bless, London, in 1950. Book condition: Original blue/green cloth boards.  Fading to spine and edges of boards.  Light bumping.  Light foxing to endpapers.  Dedication to fep (dated Christmas 1952), otherwise internally very good condition. 173 pages.Dust jacket condition: An original pictorial dust jacket from the later (1969) printing. The illustrated dust jacket is price-clipped.  Now in clear protective wrapper.  Light wear & tear to edges.

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        [Playscript]: Guys and Dolls: A Musical Fable of Broadway

      New York: Music Theatre, Inc.. (No date - 1950). First. Mimeographed sheets bradbound in pink stiff paper wrappers. Fine. Script for the original performance of this important musical play, which originally ran for 1200 performances with a splendid cast that included Robert Alda, Isabel Bigley, Vivian Blaine, and Sam Levene. The show&#39;s success begat the 1955 Joseph L. Mankiewicz-directed film version featuring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine and Stubby Kaye (the latter two reprising their inimitable Broadway performances). Co-author Swerling was one of Hollywood&#39;s best kept secrets; he contributed to the screenplays for many excellent films. Rare. Ex-Carter Burden. .

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        Le Noble Jeu de L'oie en France, de 1640 à 1950 / La Vie Quotidienne a Paris de 1820 à 1824.

      Paris Librairie Gründ 1950 - Quarto. 237pp., + 48 plates, nine of which are in color. One of 700 copies. This authoritative text and bibliography on the French "Game of the Goose" and its derivatives is illustrated throughout with images relating to the game, including many whimsical geese. The plates are printed across two-page spreads, showing examples of game boards. The "Game of the Goose" is a circular race game similar to "Snakes and Ladders" with its origins in sixteenth-century Italy. The game was very popular and quickly evolved from a gambling game played by adults in taverns to a form of family entertainment. Bound in paper-covered boards printed with the design of a game board, the edges and corners of which show some discoloration and wear; else fine, with some uncut pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Northern Campanulatum

      Published in 1933-1950 - A wonderfully detailed hand colored lithograph from Henry John Elwes book &#147;A Supplement to Elwes' Monograph of the Genus Lilium&#148;, published from 1933-1950. Overall this print is of superior quality on crisp white paper with dimensions of 14.5&#148;x21.5&#148;. In very good condition with some light foxing and staining. H. J. Elwes published the original &#147;Monograph of the Genus Lilium&#148; in 1877-80. In this monumental work a series of magnificent plates represented all the lilies at that time in cultivation in Great Britain. The illustrations were all drawn from living specimens. Elwes recognized that his work was incomplete, as many other species had still to be introduced into European cultivation. It was characteristic of his enthusiasm and energy that immediately on publication of his monograph he began the long and laborious task of collecting material for a supplement. This he pursued for many years, and although unfortunately he passed away before its completion. Arthur Grove, an associate working with Elwes to assemble material for the publication continued with the project. Grove had devoted a long life to the cultivation and study of lilies. Mr. D. Cotton, keeper of the Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, was also instrumental to its publication as .was Lillian Snelling who illustrated the book. The result of these endeavors was a valuable supplement, which was produced in the same form as the original monograph.

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