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        <I>?Five years ago, after the bloodshed and destruction of World War II, many of us hoped that all nations would work together to make sure that war could never happen again ? The invasion of Korea has shown that there are some who will resort to outright war, contrary to the principles of the charter, if it suits their ends ? The only course the peace-loving nations can take in the present situation is to create the armaments needed to make the world secure against aggression. That is the course to which the United States is now firmly committed??</I>

      [Flushing Meadow, NY] Printed Speech, in booklet form, Signed ?To Bill Hassett with / appreciation / Harry S. Truman? on the cover as President, 12 pages, 3.75? x 8.5?. Address titled ?A New Page in History,? delivered by the President before the United Nations General Assembly, Flushing Meadow, New York, October 24, 1950. Inscribed to his White House Correspondence Secretary, William D. Hassett. Rusted at the two staples binding the booklet. Fine condition.At 11:30 AM, October 24, 1950, President Truman addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations at Lake Success, Flushing Meadow, New York. His address, in booklet form, was printed by the U.S. Government Printing Office later in 1950. Truman spoke on the fifth anniversary of the ratification of the Charter of the United Nations which brought the international body officially into existence.In part, ?Five years ago today the Charter of the United Nations came into force. By virtue of that event, October 24, 1945, became a great day

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        LA VIDA Y EL ARTE DE IGNACIO ZULOAGA

      EDITORA INTERNACIONAL SAN SEBASTIAN 1950 - R240000815: 399 pages. Exemplaire n°201 sur 2000 (llevan un aguafuerte original de Ignacio Zuloaga) tiré Frontispice en noir et blanc. Nombresuses photos et portrait en noir et blanc, dans le texte et hors texte. Texte en 2 colonnes et en espagnol. Couverture toilé rouge. Jaquette avec une illustration en couleur, contre-collée In-4 Relié toilé. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 460-Langues espagnole et portugaise [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Drawings by C.F. Hill.

      Paris, Albert Skira, Éditeur, 1950 - Quarto. Text and plates loose, as issued, in publisher's printed stiff wrappers, glassine dust jacket, in original ecru rough linen clamshell box. Near fine. Colour frontispiece and 25 fine colour reproductions of drawings, in window mounts, illustrations to the text. First Edition, edition of 625 copies "375 are for sale numbered 1-375, and 250 copies numbered I-CCL", this copy XV. Born in Lund, Sweden, Hill travelled to France in 1873 in search of his artistic ideal, which he came to feel that he had discovered at Barbizon, falling under the influence of Daubigny, Theodore Rousseau, Corot and Courbet. For a while he painted landscapes in a style very close to that of Corot, and had a painting accepted for the Paris Salon in 1875. But by 1876 he had adopted a lighter, airier "unfinished" style and his entry was refused by the Salon. His originality had been noted by the Impressionists who invited him to show with them in 1877, but it was in that year that he suffered his first mental crisis. In January 1878 he was placed in an asylum in Paris where he stayed until he was sent home in 1880. From then until his death in 1911 he was cared for by his mother and sisters at home in Lund, for thirty years steadily turning out thousands of ink and crayon drawings straddling the border of naturalism and the fantastic, possessed of a uniquely concentrated visionary quality. In 1994 interest in him revived when Georg Baselitz produced a book on his work for the Danish publishers Bløndal. A beautifully produced monograph, text printed by G. Girard and plates engraved by Guezelle and Renouard. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lyrics and Unfinished Poems by Lascelles Abercrombie.

      The Gregynog Press,[near Newtown, Montgomeryshire (Wales)], 1950. # 14 of 175 copies, this in specially handbound Gregynog binding. - Colophon: "Of this edition hand-set in the 'Romulus' type of Messrs Enschede en Zonen, one hundred and seventy-five copies have been printed under the direction of James Wardrop, on Barcham Green hand-made paper at the Gregynog Press, near Newtown, Montgomeryshire. Finished on the twenty-eight day of June, mcmxl." Small folio; 7 3/4 x 11 3/8", page height: 28.2 mm. xi., 82pp.; Foreword. A Note on the Poetry of Lascelles Abercrombie by Wilfrid Gibson. Bound in full dark gray morocco by George Fisher at the Gregynog Bindery with both their stamps on right & left corners of lower back turn in. Gilt design features an Art Deco influenced geometric pattern on both covers with an inverted triangle of 12 lines of increasing thickness near top of cover & an enlongated & descending chevron of 9 lines with thickness increasing towards the center at the center of cover & a group of 3 geometric figures formed of 15 increasing & decreasing lines & broken spaces producing a kind of stepped "3-D" effect at lower part of cover. Spine features 3 wraparound gilt lines continuing the top section cover design, another elongated chevron in the center & wraparound series of various thickness lines from lower part of covers; 2 raised bands & title, author's name running sideways near top raised band. Top edge gilt. Leather turn ins have a single thick gilt line throughout the center. Upper top of spine shows a slightly visible closed crack. Turn ins have left a tan impression on front & back endpapers. A bookplate has been removed from the center of front endpaper. Overall, binding & text in fine condition. The final book published by the Gregynog Press. Only a few were bound in the special Gregynog binding. A rare item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Third Man and The Fallen Idol

      London: Heinemann. (1950). First. First edition. Tiny lightened spot on topedge and very slightly cocked, else near fine in near fine dustwrapper with tiny nick and tears at the spine ends. A scarce title, the first printing of Greene&#39;s novel, written prior to the screenplay in order to secure permission from Viennese authorities to film on location. Greene, director Carol Reed, and producer David O. Selznick had enjoyed great critical and box-office success with their 1949 film The Fallen Idol, based on Greene&#39;s story "The Basement Room" and starring Ralph Richardson as a kind butler whom a child believes must be protected from a murder charge. Joined by producer Alexander Korda, Greene, Reed, and Selznick immediately set out to make another film together. The Third Man, an inspired classic of film noir, arose from a series of serendipities, from Greene&#39;s conversation with a British intelligence officer about Vienna&#39;s sprawling sewers and its black-market in penicillin, to Trevor Howard&#39;s discovery of zither player Anton Karas outside a restaurant, right down to the final shot, which everyone, including Joseph Cotten during the filming of it, expected to end differently. Supposedly it was the only film Orson Welles made which he bothered to watch when it came on television ("Carol Reed and I have something in common," he once remarked, "We are both awfully patient with me."). Justifiably high on the list of the best films ever made. A very nice copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        I. Candide. II. Zadig ou la destinée, Micromégas. III. Les Lettres d'Amabed, L'Ingénu. IV. Le Taureau blanc, La Princesse de Babylone. V. L'Homme aux quarante écus, Le Blanc et le noir. Illustrations de Paul-Émile Bécat.

      Arc-en-ciel, 1950-51, Paris - Vol. 5, pp. 176, 190, 238, 190, 184. La nostra serie è la n. 1778 (il n. è collocato solo nel colophon del Vol. I - Candide). Uno "choix" dei "Contes et Romans" di Voltaire, con 50 splendide litogr. a piena pagina e fuori testo (molte di tematica galante o decisamente erotica) di Paul Emile Bécat; tirate da Dominique Viglino e colorate a mano da Renson Fils. Importante e ricercata raccolta, sviluppata in 5 pregiati volumi. Testi in francese. Bénézit, 1, p. 939; Vollmer, 1, p. 145; Monod 11.411. Leg. a quartini sciolti in brossura, con camicia e custodia edit. (lievi tracce d'uso, lievissime abrasioni e piccole ammaccature ai bordi delle custodie, ma perfetti esempl. all'interno). Ottimo stato di cons. Tiratura di 2.200 es. num.: da 1 a 15 su carta Lana, con 4 originali+ 1 suite a col. e 1 in nero; da 16 a 100 su carta Lana+ suite in nero; da 101 a 1000 su c. Lana; da 1001 a 2000 su Vélin Chiffon des Voges e da I a CC con le 2 suite per collaboratori.

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        Le mécanicien et autres contes.

      Chez l'auteur 1950 - - Chez l'auteur, s.l. 1950, 14,5x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 100 ex numérotés sur pur fil du Marais, seuls grands papiers. Préface d'André Breton. Rare et bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [Manuscript]: One Lonely Night

      Original manuscript of the fourth Mike Hammer novel. 253 typed paginated printed rectos only, with 246 pages of text (paged 1-240), with six additional pages inserted, plus seven pages of preliminary matter. Spillane&#39;s deletions are substantial, his changes and corrections are numerous, on nearly every page, and are virtually all in his hand (there are a few copy editor&#39;s or typesetter&#39;s corrections as well). Signed twice by the author and dated 27 September 1950 (the novel was published in 1951). Near fine, the top sheet, as usual, exhibiting the most wear. Hammer finds a ring of Commies and kills them by the score (literally, at one point dispatching 40 by machine gun!). Housed in a full morocco clamshell case. .

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        David Thomson&#39;s Journals Relating to Montana and Adjacent Regions 1808-1812

      Missoula, Montana: Montana State University Press 1950, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) clvii,345pp. Very good. Octavo in original gilt lettered brown cloth with 4 plates (including frontispiece) and 2 folding maps. Some minor edgewear. With original prospectus laid in loosely. Transcribed from a Photostatic Copy of the Original Manuscripts and Edited with an Introduction by M. Catherine White..

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        Here Comes a Candle

      Dutton, NY 1950 - First edition. Near fine copy is bumped to lower corner of front board and rubbed at spine extremities. The dust jacket is corner clipped with price of $2.75 stamped on lower front flap, some rubbing to extremities, back panel and flap folds. All of our first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sarn - Reliure Maroquin signée Creuzevault

      1950 - Préface de Jacques Lacretelle - Texte Original de Mary Webb, traduit de l'anglais par Jacques Lacretelle & Madeleine Guéritte - Ouvrage illustré de 35 Grandes Compositions & 23 Culs-de-lampe par Roland Oudot, en couleurs, in & hors-texte + 1 Suite de 57 Gravures en noir par Roland Oudot, gravées sur Bois par Théo Schmied - Les Compositions en couleurs ont été tirées au repérage sur les Presses de Théo Schmied - A Paris - Creuzevault Editeur - Edition Numérotée 1950 - Tirage limité à 250 exemplaires, celui-ci sur Vélin du Marais (N° 203), signé par l'Artiste et l'Editeur - Fort in-4 (Etui : 27,5 x 33,5 cm) (Ouvrage : 26,5 x 33 cm) - (XIII) 278 pages + 1 page comprenant la Numérotation de l'Ouvrage et la signature de l'Artiste et de l'Editeur + 6 pages (plaquette de démonstration avec page de titre) + 1 page de Justification de Tirage & 57 Gravures - Etui cartonné beige imitation bois, bordures vertes, légérement frotté et sali - Belle Reliure plein Maroquin vert, signée Creuzevault, double filets d'encadrement argentés sur les plats intérieurs, très légérement frottée et salie - Dos lisse, titre argenté, légérement insolé - Tranche de tête argentée - Couverture d'origine conservée - Très bon état - Attention Poids : 4450 g.Le travail d'Impression et de Gravure pour cet Ouvrage a demandé près de 4 années, et certaines planches ont nécessité plus de 20 tirages successifs, elles ont été pressées par Gilbert Rougeaux. Très bel exemplaire, dans une reliure plein maroquin, signée Creuzevault. // Roland Oudot est né à Paris en 1897 et est décédé à Paris en 1981, influencé par les fauves et par les cubistes, il élabora peu à peu un style qui se situe dans la tradition classique de Corot et se rattache à la réalité poétique. Outre l'Illustration de livres, il est également l'auteur de peintures murales et de décors de théâtre. Mary Gladys Webb était une romancière Britannique (1881 - 1927), auteur de récits régionalistes dans la tradition de Thomas Hardy, Sarn fut écrit en 1924. Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Monatsschrift für junge bildende Kunst und Dichtung. 1Jg., (12 Hefte, compl. Dez. 1950 - Dez. 1951).

      Zürich, Witikoner Handpresse, 1950/51 - 50 x 36 cm, je 4 Bl., mit je 5-10 orig.- graph. Abb., Lose Hefte., Hefte in gutem Zustand. Die ersten Nummern auf stark holzhaltigem Papier. Auflage 777 num. Ex. Nr. 26 (ausser der Nr. 1 die ist Ex. Nr. 646). Die Firmeninserate wurde ebenfalls im orig.- grafischen Verfahren abgezogen. Vorläufer der Zeitschrift «Spektrum» von Sven Knebel. Abb.( Handätzungen, Collagendruck, Lithogr., Holzschn., Linolschn.) von: P. Leber, R. Konrad, P. Baltensberger, F. Berger, K. Madrisch, G. Nouveau, E. Knebel, T. Zwicky, G. Mazars, J. Messagiers, G. Goulet, P. Lampert, J. Leppien, R. Veysset, F. K. Opitz, W. Gimmi, P. Derron, Nicolas, M. Catala, L. Maillet, O. Dalvit, A. Stocker, K. Hosch, M. Hellstern, A. Stocker, K. Anderegg, C. Forster, W. Kaufmann. Texte von:L. Schmied, R. E. Konrad, Hans Arp, H. W. Schenk, C. Bryen, E. Dickinson, M. Catala, A. Peer, M. Kutter, P. Lambert, G. Boudaille, R. M. Rilke, W.G. Bischof, J. Cocteau, Grimmelshausen, 1200 gr.

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        Autograph letter, signed, together with The Allahakbarries C. C.

      1934, 1950 - (1)ff. autograph letter, dated July 25th, 1934. A letter from J. M. Barrie to William Maldon "Bill" Woodfull, the Australian cricketer who captained both the Victoria and Australia cricket teams. Barrie comments on the fourth game of the 1934 Ashes series, in which Australia played against England, saying, "It was a glorious victory except statistically, and as such I think everyone accepts it. That partnership of Bradman and Ponsford goes into history." Barrie is referring to the partnership of legendary Australian cricket players Bill Ponsford and Donald Bradman, who set a world record for partnership in Test cricket during the final game of that series, leading Australia to win the series. Their record stood unsurpassed for fifty-seven years. It is clear that Barrie followed the matches with great interest. The fourth match was a draw, and Barrie speculates, "what a match it will make of the final one, which otherwise would drop into a minor place." Although best known as the author of Peter Pan, Barrie was an enthusiastic amateur cricketer, in spite of the fact that he wasn't particularly good at the game. He followed the sport and even organized his own team, the Allahakbarries, which played from 1890 to 1913. The team included many famous writers of the time, including A. A. Milne, P. G. Wodehouse, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Together with a copy of the 1950 edition of The Allahakbarries C. C., a book that Barrie wrote about the team, which was first privately published in 1890. The 1950 edition includes a foreword by Donald Bradman, whom Barrie clearly admired. The book presents an illustrated history of the team and pokes fun at the team's lack of talent. Letter is in extremely fine condition. The book has some slight foxing to edges of the dust wrapper, which is price-clipped, has a few spots of soiling to the front panel, and some loss to spine ends. Text block slightly loose, else a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        S. Bernardini Senensis Ordinis Fratrum Minorum Opera Omnia iussu et auctoritate Rmi P. Pacifici M. Perantoni (et Sépinski, Augustinus). Studio et Cura PP. Collegii S. Bonaventurae ad fidem codicum edita.,

      Ad Claras Aquas, Florentiae Quaracchi-Firenze (Florenz), Ex Typographia Collegii S. Bonaventurae 1950-1965. - ex-library copy with back-labels and stamps (Jesuits Library), binding slightly rubbed, otherwise very fine, text in Latin, Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 19500 Folio (ca. 30x21 cm), bound in halfcloth,

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        Miniature? Well, we call 'er that 'cause one minute yer on, an' the next minute yer off again.

      c. 1950 - Sheet size: 212 × 252 mm. Jan 8th Issue Bystander in blue pencil on verso, and Bystander no 1673 in pencil. 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.

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        Bebop dancing in the Club Eleven, London, in the background a few musicians.

      London, "Illustrated", 1950. original photograph, gelatin silverprint, 24,1 x 18,8 cm. Photograph no 2. Club Eleven, named after the number of founder members, began life just before Christmas in 1948. It was a co - operative arrangement designed to bring bebop to the attention of the jazz public at large. The musicians involved were Ronnie Scott, Hank Shaw, Leon Calvert, Johnny Rogers, Bernie Fenton, Tommy Pollard, Lennie Bush, Joe Muddel, Tony Crombie and Laurie Morgan plus manager Harry Morris. Johnny Dankworth and Denis Rose were regulars from the start. Some gave up steady work, Scott left Ted Heath, Fenton severed relations with Oscar Rabin, and Rose, Crombie, Muddel and Dankworth came from the now defunct Tito Burns orchestra. - This venue with these musicians were the first truly organised bebop sessions in Britain. With the star - studded assembly of musicians, Club Eleven became the focal point for the new jazz and the inspiration to many other young musicians throughout the country. - The music was played by the Johnny Dankworth Quartet comprising Dankworth, Bernie Fenton (pno), Joe Muddel (bs), and Laurie Morgan (d) and a band led by Ronnie Scott with Hank Shaw (tpt), Johnny Rogers (alto), Tommy Pollard (pno), Lennie Bush (bs), and Tony Crombie (d). The Dankworth quartet became a quintet when trumpeter Leon Calvert was added. - Mac's Rehearsal Rooms, 41, Windmill Street, (where the Moffat Club had been), became the first venue operating on Thursday and Saturday nights. The early months of the Eleven saw the highest peak of enthusiasm in the history of British modern jazz. The jazzmen continued to listen and study as many records of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis that they could get hold of. Broadcasts, recordings, and concerts came in quick succession and public acclaim was such as to force a move within a few months to much larger premises at 50, Carnaby Street, satisfying the legions of fans coming from all over the country to the by now famous Club Eleven. It was now operating six days a week in the evening and was open in the afternoon as a meeting point for musicians. At this point Johnny Dankworth left to form his Seven taking Joe Muddel with him, and Harry Morris also quit. - Tony Hall writing in 1960 said "I can never recall such a sense of evil excitement in a club. The atmosphere was so vivid that the red glow from the stand and the savaget beat made me think of hell on earth!" - The phenomenal rise of the club, though dependent on the new jazz music it embraced, owed much to the personality of group leaders Ronnie Scott and Johnny Dankworth. - Unfortunately after this the early enthusiasm among the musicians began to wear off, they began to quarrel about the financial side of the club and the old spirit was gone. On the night of 15th April, 1950, Club Eleven was raided by the Drugs Squad. Six musicians appeared on drugs charges and Denis Rose was arrested by the Military Police as an Army deserter. The news of the arrest, trial and conviction of some of the Club Eleven members occupied the front page of almost every national paper in the size of type usually reserved for earthquakes or war. Though this publicity did nothing to lessen attendances, the decline of the Club Eleven was only a matter of time. There were a number of other factors contributing to the dissolution of an organisation that for the two years of its existence had a profound influence on its leading figures and devoted followers but it folded shortly afterwards. - - - Don Rendell remembers Club Eleven... A lot of jazz activity was consolidated by the formation of the 'Club Eleven' which was quite a milestone. It was the first regular paid modern jazz gig for London musicians, who ran it themselves. They used Mac's Rehearsal Rooms in Great Windmill Street. - Two groups were featured. One was fronted by Johnny Dankworth, with Leon Calvert on trumpet, Bernie Fenton on piano, Joe Muddel on bass and Laurie Morgan on drums; the other was led by Ronnie Scott, with Hank Shaw on trumpet and the rhythm of Tommy Pollard, Lennie Bush and Tony Crombie. The eleventh man was a non - musician the late Harry Morris, who, being a good businessman, took care of the financial side. When Ronnie Scott left to go on the boats to the States, I was asked to fill the vacancy in the Eleven. It was quite a closed circle that we had at the Club Eleven. I have the feeling that not everyone was very popular if they got up and tried to join in. Just those whose gig it was did the playing with very few exceptions. But the people didn't seem baffled at all by the new music we were playing. It seemed to be so obviously right. What we were hearing on record from Parker, Gillespie, the early Miles Davis, tenor players like Wardell Gray, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz and Allan Eager - we just fell naturally into it. And the audiences just lapped it up. Through being there, of course, I got to meet Johnny Dankworth... (Extracted from 'A recap of twenty years of British Jazz', written in 1967 by Don Rendell. The full text can be read at Jazz Professional website.) - - - The Club Eleven and its music provided a base for many offbeat types, and the audience was involved with the music and the way of life that it implied. Little exists in print about what the Eleven was like from this point of view but the following might be of interest: "The musicians played what they liked as they liked - but it was mostly bebop and a lot more frantic than at Feldman's. There was no requests and no programme. If the music failed to please...well you didn't have to stay. But there were hundreds like myself who liked the music. So we stayed while some left. And the more we stayed the more the Club Eleven crept into the marrow of our bones..." Raymond Thorp: Viper (WDL Books, London 1960). KEYWORDS:england / london / bebop

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        Conozca la Argentina [Meet Argentina]

      Buenos Aires: Cambytur S.A.. [circa 1950]. First. First edition. Oblong octavo. Spiral bound printed decorated boards with clear plastic dustwrapper, attached at the flaps to insides of the boards. Boards a little warped, and the plastic has pulled through a few of the spirals, but otherwise very good or better. Issued by a tourism agency extolling the virtues of Argentina as a tourism destination, and illustrated with 15 full-page original photographs mounted with captions in both Spanish and English on the verso of the preceding page. The photographs are unattributed, but wonderfully composed and presented. Very scarce. .

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        DAPHNIS & CHLOE.

      - Lausanne, André Gonin, 1950. En feuilles : 26x34,5 cm. Ouvrage sur vélin du Marais pur fil à la forme, illustré de lithographies originales par Hans Erni (hors-texte et dans les marges). Couverture rempliée en papier beige. Chemise-étui en demi-parchemin et carton recouvert de papier mauve. Ensemble en excellent état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WINNIE THE POOH

      Methuen 1950 - Finely bound copy of this classic tale. 8vo. Full green morocco by Bayntun, gilt vignettes on the upper cover and gilt lettering to the spine. Elaborately finished with gilt borders, dentelles and raised bands. All page edges gilt. A handsome copy. Pictorial endpapers. Illustrations throughout in black and white by E.H. Shepard. On its publication in 1926 Winnie the Pooh met with enthusiastic reviews. The Herald Tribune wrote, "There are not so many books that, sitting reading them alone, you find yourself laughing aloud over. This is one of them." Other rave reviews described the book as, "the perfect book for children" and "a children's book of the season that seems certain to stay." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Daphnis & Chloé de Longus. Illustré de lithographies originales de Hans Erni.

      André Gonin, Lausanne, 1950 - 117pages, en feuilles, sous couverture en bristol recouvert d?une feuille de papier beige portant le titre sur le frontispice. Chemise en demi-parchemin imprimé sur le dos et papier violet avec inclusion de fils. Etui en plein papier vieux rose avec inclusion de fils. Les lithographies ont été tirées sur les presse d?Armand Kratz Arts Graphiques à Zurich. Texte version de Jacques Amyot, revue et complétée par Paul-Louis Courier et réalisé par Jean Graven.Tirage: 1 ex. unique, 12 ex. avec suite sur Chine et quelques dessins originaux, justifiés de A à L, et 136 ex. numérotés de 1 à 137. Cet exemplaire nominatif, porte le numéro 36, mais il a tout des caractéristiques du deuxième tirage, il comporte la suite des lithographies sur Chine, et un dessin original sur parchemin est fixé sur sur une page de garde (223x123mm). Bel exemplaire.

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        Maschera Gelede.

      1950 - Gli Yoruba, che occupano il territorio a Sud-Ovest della Nigeria costituiscono le tribù più numerose dell&#146;Africa e probabilmente anche la più ricca di intagliatori del legno. Le maschere dei Yoruba sono spesso simmetriche, hanno una forma generalmente cilindrica, gli occhi sono "a mandorla", la bocca è carnosa e dettagliata e le orecchie sono costituite da dei triangoli più o meno smussati e arrotondati. Le maschere sono spesso sormontate da una sovrastruttura elaborata con personaggi diversi. Le maschere vengono realizzate per le società segrete e per le feste. Le società più note sono: la società Gelede e Egungun. La funzione della società segreta Gelede è quella di mantenere la salute e la prosperità della comunità usando rappresentazioni e danze lasciate in eredità dagli avi. La maschera gelede si pratica solo nel Sud-Ovest del territorio yoruba, mentre la maschera eugungun (il termine egungun vuol dire "scheletro") si effettua in tutta l&#146;area degli Yoruba. La maschera eugungun viene utilizzata soprattutto nei funerali delle maggiori personalità, durante i quali vengono svolte delle pantomime rituali con lo scopo di rievocare il morto e i suoi avi. Le maschere egungun sono intagliate in una grande varietà di stili. Uno di essi presenta una cresta intagliata somigliante a una lunga tavola, il volto è rappresentato da ambe le parti. Questa maschera è indossata da un sottogruppo chiamato eugungun laiewu e costituisce un pregio dei cacciatori.\rLa maschera più spettacolare fra quelle degli Yoruba è prodotta nel Nord-Est della terra di questo popolo. Si tratta di grandi strutture ad elmetto per le feste epa. Le maschere sono composte da un elmetto intagliato con l&#146;espressione di un volto grottesco, il danzatore può guardare attraverso una larga incisione al posto della bocca, sopra la testa è collocato una struttura con forma discoide. Si vende su supporto. Formato: Legno pigmentato le dimensioni cm 45x25. Buono.

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        La Comedie des animaux qu&#39;on dit sauvages. Illustrated by Paul Jouve

      Paris: Editions Rombaldi. [1950]. Copy on velin creme de Rives, from an unspecified issue; handsomely rebound in 3/4 dark blue morocco and marbled boards, spine with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., original wrappers, with a small animal illustration by Jouve, and backstrip bound in, fine. Illustrated with frontispiece and four plates by Paul Jouve, all original copper engravings heightened with pochoir. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/2430.jpg >Image.</A><br>

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        Captifs. Dix-huit Gravures avec un avant-propos par Georges Duhamel.

      Paris, Editions des Horizons, ca. 1950 - 2°, 3 S Text, 18 blattgrosse eingelegte Orig.-Radierungen, Lose Blätter (auf Velin) in Mappe u. in Schuber, Schuber min fleckig, sonst tadellos. Ex 90/ 330. 1 Blatt vom Künstler signiert, die restl. in der Platte monogram. Die Zeichnungen wurden von Ravéreau während seiner Kriegsgefangenschaft 1940 gemacht u. von Raymond Hassan radiert und abgezogen. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Martian Chronicles

      Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1950 - Signed first edition, signed on title page. A near fine book and dj, minor sun-fading along book spine and top of flaps, otherwise excellent. Previous owner's name on front paste-down. Flap price reads $2.50. Comes in custom-made fold-out case. We will provide a certificate of authenticity. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES

      Doubleday, Garden City 1950 - Bradbury's second book and a landmark of science fiction. First state with green boards stamped in red. Very nice copy with mild tanning to the endpapers from the presence of the dustwrapper and just a touch of fading to the cloth on the spine. A very faint spot of mild discoloration is barely visible on the upper corner of the rear cover. Fine in a bright, just about Fine dustwrapper, complete with a tiny pinprick on the spine fore-edge at the front and an internal dampstain to the front panel that is not visible on the exterior [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Martian Chronicles

      Doubleday 1950 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Ray Bradbury on laid in signature. An attractive dustjacket that is rich in color with slight wear to the spine ends and panels with no chipping to the dustjacket. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this true first edition in collector's condition!!! We are also interested in purchasing these type of books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Martian Chronicles

      Doubleday and Company Garden City, New York 1950 - First Edition, First Issue binding and jacket with $2.50 price. Lidov dustjacket art. Author's masterpiece of science fiction concerning the colonization of Mars. A lovely copy, Fine but for slight fading to spine, in lovely Near Fine dustjacket with just hints of wear at spine ends and flap corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Dark Carnival

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1950. FIRST EDITION. Hard Cover. F/VG: Fine condition octavo in a Very Good condition DJ. DJ is rubbed alng the edges. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        Oeuvres complètes, 20 volumes, Tome 1 et 2 Poésie, Tome 3 et 4 Extrême Orient, Tome 5, Connaissances, Tome 6 à 14 Théâtre, Tome 15 Positions et propositions, Tome 16 Conversations dans le Loir-et-Cher contacts et circonstances, Tome 17 L'oeil écoute, Tome 18 Accompagnements discours et remerciements, Tome 19 et 20 Commentaires et exègèses

      Gallimard 1950, 1963 - in-8 7956 pages exemplaires numérotés sur Vélin pur fil Lafuma Navarre, illustré d'un portrait en frontispice sur chacun des ouvrages et photos, non coupé, ombres tranches dos et couverture [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: France Champagne]
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        La nuit du Rose-Hôtel

      Paris, Gallimard, Collection Révélations dirigée par André Breton 1950 - Livre d'occasion 18,8 x 12 cm, broché, couv. rose illustrée, 303 pp. Les lettres françaises, créée en France, en 1941, pendant l'Occupation par Jacques Decour et Jean Paulhan, furent dirigées après guerre par Louis Aragon, à qui l'ouvrage est donc indirectement adressé. Très belle provenance. Condition : Edition originale sur papier d'édition en S. P. (après 9 ex. sur Hollande et 55 ex. sur pur fil). Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe de l'auteur aux Lettres Françaises. Papier jauni. Prière d'insérer joint. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart. By John Amos Komensky. Translated by Count Lutzow. Illustrations by Dorothea Braby.

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1950 - Limited Edition - Number 212 of an edition of 370 copies. A presentation copy signed twice by Braby - the frontispiece is signed "Dorothea Braby" in brown ink beneath the drawing and a leaf of cardstock (or thick paper) is mounted to the front free endpaper hand-written by Braby in the same brown ink reading "In happy memory of their years at St. Felix ~ from Dorothea Braby Gardiner 1923-1926 and her daughter Penelope Paul Gardiner 1948-1951." Royal octavo - about 10.25 x 6.5" (26 x 16.5cm). Bound in the publisher's original white art canvas binding with a brown vignettes by Braby to the upper and lower boards and with brown lettering and a brown cockerel to the spine. TEG - Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. 271pp. Designed, produced, and published by Christopher Sandford at the Golden Cockerel Press, 1-5 Poland Street, London. Composition and presswork under the supervision of C. R. Roberts. Compositors: E. D. Firmin and V. D. Green. Pressman: J. Bierman. Printed in 14 pt. Caslon Old Face type with Imprint Shadow titling in black, brown, and red on mould-made paper. (Originally sold at £7 10s.) Illustrated with 56 drawings in black and brown by Dorothea Braby. Sandford notes in Cock-A-Hoop, "The Labyrinth of Comenius is an allegory, in which the world is depicted as a city, and man as a pilgrim. After many vicissitudes - in the course of which we are shown a comprehensive picture of the social and political life of Central Europe in the early years of the seventeenth century - the pilgrim finds God, and his journey ends in a revelation of visionary joy. Count Lutzow's translation was made at the beginning of this century, in a noble style reminiscient of Bunyan's. "I made this a sister volume to Jurgen (No. 182), but gave it a completely different treatment to accord with its completely different theme. It was Dorothea Braby herself who suggested we should do the book which she greatly admired, and we readily agreed to her wish to illustrate it with pen drawings in two colours. The text is broken into some 54 parts, and so as not to overpower the drawings we set the numbers heading each part, and the initial letters, in Imprint Shadow type." Good Condition - some light soiling to cover (moreso to lower board), a bit of yellowing in vertical patches to cloth of lower board, spine somewhat sun darkened, corners and head/foot of spine bumped, front inner hinge starting (a few small tears to the gutter of the endpapers), an Ex-Library copy with the only marking a bookplate of the St. Felix School to the front pastedown endpaper with "Special Interest Book" written on the bookplate in black ink, Braby's presentation leaf mounted to the front free endpaper opposite, foxing to both plates and some foxing to edges and gutters of endpapers and the following blanks (and rarely elsewhere within), pages edges lightly browned, brown speckling to some page edges and occasional brown smudges along margins (probably from/during printing), an occasional other smudge or light mark. Reference: Cock-A-Hoop 186. Additional photos available, please just ask. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Under the Willow Books]
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        Alcoholics Anonymous The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism

      New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1950. 1st Edition; 13th Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The top front cover has some wear to the sizing on the cloth. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and a couple of small chips missing, and some light, but noticeable rubbing to the spine ends and flap joints. "Those of us who live in large cities are overcome by the reflection that close by hundreds are dropping into oblivion every day. Many could recover if they had the opportunity we have enjoyed." .

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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      New York: Works Publishing, Inc. , February, 1950. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Thirteenth Printing. Book is in NEAR FINE condition. 100% Gold Gild. NO DEFECTS TO BOOK. Does not have original dust jacket. Comes with NEW REPRODUCTION dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: ABookMan LLC]
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        The King of Siam Speaks (Mimeographed Manuscript) [RARE]

      NP 1950 - 1959?, Bangkok - Work is a compilation of letters and selected documents issued during the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV), (1804 - 1868), who was king of Siam from 1851 to 1868. Most Thai were shocked by the portrayal of their revered nineteenth-century king in the musical "The King and I" by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The stage and screen versions were based on Margaret Landon's 1944 book "Anna and the King of Siam." To set the record straight, well-known Thai intellectuals Seni Pramoj and Kukrit Pramoj wrote this account in 1948. The Pramoj brothers sent their manuscript to the American politician and diplomat Abbot Low Moffat (1901-1996), who drew on it for his biography "Mongkut the King of Siam" (1961). Loose-leaf mimeograph manuscript. All pages are present and in a cardboard slipcase. In very good - fine condition. Historians have widely regarded Mongkut as one of the most remarkable kings of the Chakri Dynasty. Prince Mongkut was five years old when his father succeeded to the throne in 1809. According to the law of succession, he was the first in line to the throne; his influential half-brother, Nangklao (1788 - 1851), was strongly supported by the nobility to assume the throne. Prince Mongkut decided to enter the Buddhist priesthood and traveled in exile across Thailand, during which time he founded the Thammayut Nikaya Reform Movement (a sect of Theravada Buddhism) that later became one of the two denominations of Buddhism in Thailand. Mongkut's aim was to upgrade monastic discipline and make it more orthodox, after noticing what he saw as serious discrepancies between the teachings and actual practices of Thai monks. Prince Mongkut spent the following 27 years integrating Western knowledge with Thai culture, studying Latin, English, astronomy and the arts.

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        THE BACHELORS OF BROKEN HILL

      Garden City: Published for The Crime Club [by] Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1950. Octavo,. boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with hint of rubbing at spine ends. and corner tips. (#113675). First edition. This edition preceded the Heinemann edition by eight years. Features detective Inspector Napoleon "Bony" Bonaparte of the Queensland Police. Hubin (1994), p. 814.

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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - A Story for Children

      Geoffrey Bles, London 1950 - 172pp, [4], rebound in full goatskin by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, author to fourth with date to foot, covers with single fillet border, inner edges with triple fillet, a.e.g. Externally near fine, internally the colour frontispiece has a light water stain to top edge, which has offset slightly onto the top edge of the title, otherwise bright and clean. Hooper 21 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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