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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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks PBFA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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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

      [Bookseller: Media Mall]
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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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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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. .

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

      [Bookseller: 1st editions]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Of Men and Mountains

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York 1950 - Original green cloth, gilt, somewhat worn and dulled, but a good copy Presentation copy to Eugene Zuckert (whom Justice Douglas elsewhere called his "first outstanding student" at Harvard)-"For Gene Zuchart / who has conquered many / a 'mountain' on his own / with admiration and affection / W O Douglas / April 28 1950" [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        Les journaux des dieux, roman, précédé d'un Essai sur la définition, l'évolution et le bouleversement total de la prose et du roman, et d'une préface-défi de Maurice Lemaître

      Aux escaliers de Lausanne, Paris 1950 - Grand in-8. 223 pages + section illustrée. Petites pertes de papier au dos et en marge de la couverture, signature d'un ancien propriétaire en page de garde, papier fragile. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Bonheur d'occasion (LILA/ILAB)]
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        Nº 1-36. Director Leopoldo Panero. Años 1950-1951. Colaboraciones de Vicente Aleixandre, Gerardo Diego, Luis Felipe Vivanco, Camilo José Cela, García Nieto, Dalí, Carmen Conde, etc.

      1950-1951, Madrid 1950 - 35x58 12 pp. por número. Libro [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Salambó]
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        The Miraculous Fish of Domingo Gonzales

      New York: W.W. Norton. (1950). First. First edition. Illustrated by William de la Torre. Small bookstore label on the front fly, and old tape shadows on the pastedowns where a previous owner had affixed the flaps, else fine in an attractive, very good dustwrapper that has been laminated, has corresponding shadows on the flaps, and has suffered some modest fading at the extremities. The last of the author&#39;s four novels, and his only non-mystery. Comic and sly novel about a sleepy Mexican fishing village where the only catch is sharks. The village achieves the luxuries of modern civilization when an American buyer of shark livers moves in. Goldsmith, a novelist and screenwriter, is best known for his classic noir novel Detour, which was made into the seminal cult noir film. Very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        La Chastelaine de Vergy (illus. Ignasi Vidal)

      J. Pardo, Nice 1950 - Nice. Joseph Pardo. 1950. 75pp. With tissue-guarded woodcuts and hand-coloured illuminations by the Spanish painter and illustrator, Ignasi Vidal. Published in the EXTREMELY LIMITED QUANTITY OF 98 COPIES - this copy # 59. A beautifully produced limited edition, on fine hand-made Angoumois paper, the illustrations reflecting the medieval character of the work. The type for this work was destroyed after printing. Unbound, as issued, in printed wraps, card sleeve and matching slipcase. The slipcase a little soiled, rubbed at the edges and corners; contents in good order, but occasional foxing ( a hazard of using this sort of paper), more pronounced towards the end of the work. RARE.

      [Bookseller: Valier Illustrated Books]
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        The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

      London: Geoffrey Bles,, 1950. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, pictorial onlay of Lucy and Mr Tumnus walking through the woods set within oval frame, decoration to turn-ins, floral endpapers, gilt edges. With colour frontispiece and black and white illustrations by Pauline Baynes. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Lucos, Mulhouse 1950 - A.B.C. Livre à systèmes en relief Sans date (vers 1950),Mulhouse-éditions Lucos,format (19,5 x 27 cm) Reliure demi-percaline rouge 6 tableaux en couleurs à systémes de Jo Zagula un des meilleurs albums publiés par l'éditeur alsacien Etat: coins émoussés,défaut de toile en pied de coiffe,un trait de crayon au premier plat,les tableaux sont complets à l'exception du tableau 6 qui déplore le manque d'un personnage,quelques taches éparses,ouvrage solide,très rare exemplaire de cet abcédaire poids 350g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KPMA Sarl]
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      Trieste: Edizioni dello Zibaldone, 1950. Prima edizione di 350 + XXV + 10 es. numerati. broch. Ottimo (Fine). 16mo. Con un ritratto del poeta di Vittorio Bolaffio Esemplare 295 [Gambetti, 2007]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Mexican farmers, chickens, birds, trees and a blond mother and child in a black background.Design for a Mural.

      ca. 1950s. - Gouache painting on board. 20 x 18 inches. Thin horizontal crack. Authenticated by the artist's son, Tony Sheets, on the verso. Annotated "2017 Midwick Drive, Altadena" on the verso, but the mural is believed to be in a building in present day Buena Park.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Mosaics of Haghia Sophia at Istanbul.

      - Boston, The Byzantine Institute, sans date (1950). In-folio de (5) ff. + 50 pl. h.t.; en feuilles, sous chemise cartonnée de l'éditeur. Edition limitée à 150 exemplaires. Celui-ci, non justifié, sur papier Johannot, en très bon état (infimes usures à la chemise). On joint une lettre tapuscrite de John Nicolas Brown, President The Byzantine Institute signée à M. Henri Massé, Administrateur de l'Ecole Nationale des Langues Orientales. July 14, 1950. 2 pp. in-4, en-tête The Byzantine Institute. Puis une lettre tapuscrite de Thomas Whittemore signée probablement au même destinataire. February 28 th, 1950. 2 pp. in-4, même en-tête. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie les mains dans les poches]
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        Two Hydrogen-Bonded Spiral Configurations of the Polypeptide Chain" in The Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. LXXII [72], September-December 1950, 5349

      - FIRST EDITION OF LINUS PAULING AND ROBERT COREY'S FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF THEIR SEMINAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY FINDINGS REGARDING THE THEORETICAL ALPHA AND GAMMA HELIXES, TWO CONFIGURATIONS OF THE ARRANGEMENT OF ATOMS IN PROTEINS. The authors "must have realized the bombshell they had dropped on the scientific world. Knowledge of the inner workings of proteins -- molecules often referred to as the building blocks of life -- would be the key to understanding biology at the molecular level" (Brownlee in PNAS Website). A full decade before x-ray crystallography first revealed the structures of proteins, Pauling and Corey deduced their main structural features: the alpha and the gamma helix. Their work had the same significance for proteins as the Watson and Crick papers, published two years later, had for the structure of DNA. In the short letter that published in this volume, the two scientists clearly state "that they had come up with two spiral models; they mention their hydrogen bonding scheme and assert that there was evidence that the proposed structures were present in a variety of proteins. They hinted at a molecular model for silk. They said nothing about the discrepancy between their models and the x-ray data. They ended with the promise that 'a detailed account of this work will be published soon'" (Special Collections and Archive Research, Oregon State). "Pauling and Corey's research, now over a half-century old, guides today's biotechnology revolution and the search for hundreds of disease cures -- drugs that may someday conquer Alzheimer's disease, cystic fibrosis, Mad Cow disease and many forms of cancer" (Brownlee). Linus Paulingwon the 1954 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his research into the nature of the chemical bond and its application to the elucidation of the structure of complex substances' (Nobel Prize Committee). CONDITION & DETAILS: Easton: American Chemical Society. Full volume. Quarto (10.25 x 7.5 inches; 256 x 188mm). Bound in maroon cloth with decorative paper boards. Gilt-lettered, green morocco spine label. Minor rubbing and scuffing at the edges. Tiny spot on spine label. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and clean throughout. Very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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      Proel, Santander 1950 - 1ª ed. 17x24.3. 119pp. 2h. Retrato de Ricardo Zamorano. Rústica. Prólogo a Gerardo Diego. Tirada de 500 ejemplares. Dedicatoria autógrafa la familia Teira, con un dibujo original a dos tintas. Huellas de óxido en el interior, cubiertas ligeramente oscurecidas. Este es el segundo libro de poesía de Hierro. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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        What's the water like? Looks pretty cold!

      c. 1950 - Sheet size: 255 × 327 mm. Pen and ink on wove paper. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of publications. Between 1952 and 1954 he drew regular cartoons for the weekly Time and Tide, and after that for the daily News Chronicle. Between 1958 and 1962 he drew topical cartoons for the Daily Mail under the title "Watch My Line." He also drew many portraits, in black and white line, of famous people, for various papers, including over sixty for the Sunday Telegraph, which began publication in February 1961.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Albumblatt mit 26 eigenh. U.

      O. O., [um 1950].. 1 S. Gr.-8vo. Gelocht (ohne Schriftberührung).. Für eine geplante Ausgabe von Portraits haben sich Alfred Neumann, Hugo Hartung, Lotte Wege, Egon Reim, W. Schnurre, Werner Tilger, Annemarie Weber, Geno Hartlaub, Wilhelm Jacobs, Siegfried Lenz, Carl Heinz Möhle, Hans Erich Nossack, Robert Pilchowski, Ernst Schnabel, Stefan Andres, Hans Bender, Walter Jens, Ernst Kreuder, Albert Bosper, Kurt Kusenberg, Gerhard Timm, Josef Martin Bauer, Hermann Stahl, Günter Eich und Julia Pons eingetragen.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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      CARNEGIE INSTITUTION, Publication No. 589 1950 - xvii, 347 pages of text, plus 64 pages of photographs and drawings and 64 pages of descriptions.

      [Bookseller: Ethnographic Arts Publications]
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        A Little Stone

      London: John Lehman. (1950). First. First edition, first issue binding. Tiny bump at the top of the rear board, still easily fine in fine and fresh, as new dustwrapper. A beautiful copy of this collection of stories. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Herbert Jenkins Ltd 1950, 1950. w/DJ cond. Fine/Fine. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: UnEarthly Books]
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        Autograph Quotation / Broadside / Publicity Photograph.

      - American poet and Lincoln biographer. A stunning trio of items archivally matted and framed together. First, the scarce broadside "Ever Normal Turmoil," 10½" X 15", printed at San Francisco's famed Peregrine Press in October 1950 in an edition of 200 copies. Very good. Sandburg composed this meditation upon war and peace on July 9, 1944. Alongside this is an appropriate autograph item: a small, unsigned Autograph Quotation in pencil, reading in full: "The first world war came and its / cost was laid on the people. / The second world war -- what will / be its cost and will it repay the / people for what they pay?" Very good. Mild age toning. Next to this is the third item, a scarce large publicity portrait of Sandburg by Robert Buchbinder. Near fine. A tremendous trio, simply and tastefully presented. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA]
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        Burning Bright

      Viking 1950 - First Edition, First Printing. A stunning dustjacket that is vibrant in color with slight wear to the edges and corners. The dustjacket has the $2.50 price present and all the first issue points. The book is in excellent shape and appears to be unread. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with imperceptible wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this true first edition in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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      NY: Viking, (1950) - Lovely fine First Edition in dust jacket of one of the Nobel Laureate's scarcer titles, another of his experimental works presaged by Of Mice and Men and The Moon is Down. A self-described play-novelette involving but four characters, the book came out in a total first printing of a mere 15,000 copies. Fine copy in very near Fine bright dust jacket with miniscule chipping to the crown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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