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      Gnome Press 1950. Hardcover Book Condition: Very Good. Gnome Press, New York 1950. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition on the copyright page with no additional printing listed. Red cloth boards with black lettering. Book Condition: Very Good, light shelf wear, light spots on the boards. Sunning at the spine, owner's name and date at the front endpaper. Light age toning at the endpaper, a few light spots in the text. In a fine facsimile jacket wrapped in a removable mylar cover for presentation.

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        L'Abbe C. Roman.

      Paris, Les Editions de Minuit, 1950.. Premiere edition. 19 x 12 cm. 225 pages. Broche. Bon etat general. Bon exemplaire. Interieur propre malgre le jaunissement du papier. Envoi autographe signe de l'auteur: " A Maurice Saillet bien amicalement, Georges Bataille ". / First edition, the issue on ordinary paper (there were 533 numbered copies on special papers). Bataille's last major work of fiction. A presentation copy, inscribed by Bataille to Maurice Saillet. Front free endpaper detached. Text somewhat browned due to poor quality paper, otherwise a near fine copy in publisher's white wrappers printed in blue.. Resume du livre : Le narrateur evoque ses relations avec une femme facile, Eponine, et les epreuves auxquelles tous deux soumettent l'abbe C ., le frere du narrateur, qu'Eponine poursuit de ses avances, en vue de le 'convertir' a l'extase erotique. [evene].

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        L'ARBRE TIC-TAC

      Paris: Raisins d'Enfance, 1950. Paris: Raisins d'Enfance. 1950. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good or better in boards. No dust jacket. Front and rear covers peeling from boards. .

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        Oprecht-Verlag Archiv von 1925-1970 (323 Titel). Europa-Verlag Archiv von 1933-2004 (513 Titel). . Ausserdem: Verlag Der Aufbruch (13), Verlag Die Gestaltung (14).

      Zürich,. Alle mit Archivstempel, teilweise gebrauchspurig, teilweise verlagsfrisch, insgesamt in gutem Zustand. Preis in CHF: 17600. Aus dem Bestand des Verlages Europa und Oprecht konnte ein fast komplettes Verlagsarchiv des wichtigsten Exilverlages erworben werden. Bis 1950 sind 90 %vorhanden. In späteren Jahren fehlen etwa 30% (Meist Belletristik und Titel die nichts mit dem Exil oder dem 2. Weltkrieg zu tun haben. Die meisten Titel in Erstausgaben. Etliche Titel sind doppelt (Broschiert und Gebunden) vorhanden, teilweise in verschiedenen Auflagen.Beiliegend Werbematerial des Verlages, eine Verlagsbibliographie: "50 Jahre Europa Verlag", Wien, 1983.Gerne senden wir Ihnen eine detaillierte Liste zu.Emil Oprecht studierte seit 1917 an der Zürcher Universität, wo er bei dem Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftler Heinrich Sieveking 1921 zum Dr. nat. oec. promovierte. Bereits während dieser Jahre zeigte der karitativ und sozial disponierte Idealist, der zeitlebens gegen Intoleranz, Demagogie und Grausamkeit kämpfte, ein ausgesprochen pädagogisches und organisatorisches Talent, das sich in der "Hilfsaktion für ausländische Proletarierkinder" 1919 entfaltete. 1921-25 wirkte O. in der "Unionsbuchhandlung", zuletzt als ihr literarischer und geschäftlicher Leiter. Mit einem nur temporär beteiligten Partner gründete er 1925 den Verlag "Dr. Oprecht & Helbling", der auch eine Buchhandlung mit einschloß. Das Unternehmen wurde 1929 in eine Aktiengesellschaft umgewandelt. Gemeinsam mit der nach Zürich geflohenen Büchergilde Gutenberg, der sein Bruder Hans vorstand, rief O. 1933 den "Europa Verlag" ins Leben. Schon die Namenswahl war Programm.Nach dem Beginn der NS-Diktatur setzte sich O., der 1921-24 der Kommunistischen, seit 1926 der Sozialdemokratischen Partei angehörte, mit seiner Frau Emmie vorbehaltlos für emigrierte und verfemte Schriftsteller, Publizisten und Politiker ein und schuf ihnen durch seine Verlage das nötige Forum. 1933-45 erschienen Werke von etwa einhundert deutschen Exil-Autoren - meist keine finanziellen Erfolge -, denen eine doppelt so hohe Zahl weiterer Autoren gegenüberstand. Das Naziregime schloß O.s Verlage aus dem "Börsenverein der Deutschen Buchhändler" aus, die deutschfreundlichen Schweizer Behörden und die antisemitischen "Fronten" machten O. größte Schwierigkeiten. Um der einheimischen Zensur zu entgehen, ließ er besonders zeitkritische Titel zwar in der Schweiz drucken, offiziell aber in der New Yorker Schwesterfirma erscheinen. O.s Engagement erhielt Anerkennung von Churchill und Roosevelt. Nach der Zeitschrift "Information" (1932-34) regte Joseph Breitbach das Periodikum "Mass und Wert" (1937-40) an. Thomas Mann, der Mitherausgeber, forderte "alle, denen ehrlich am Schicksal des Menschen und des europ. Deutschtums gelegen ist", zur Mitarbeit auf. Der Oprecht Verlag pflegte Belletristik mit politischer Intention, wie sie z. B. Jakob Bührer und weit stärker Ignazio Silone, O.s Erfolgsautor, explizit verfaßten. Daneben wurden Kunstbücher sowie literarhistorische und wirtschaftliche Werke veröffentlicht. Für die Freiheit des Worts standen u. a. Ernst Bloch, Max Hermann-Neisse, Thomas Mann, Else Lasker-Schüler, Hans Sahl, Alfred Polgar, Wilhelm Uhde, Georg Kaiser und Jean Gebser. Der "Europa Verlag" präsentierte bereits 1936 Walter Hornungs Tatsachenbericht "Dachau". Grundlegende Analysen gegen Faschismus und Nationalsozialismus stammten von Silone, Konrad Heiden, Erich Kahler, Hermann Rauschning, Otto Braun, Karl Löwith und Willy Brandt. Die Thematik galt sowohl der akuten Situation als auch zur Neuorientierung nach dem Krieg. - Daß das Zürcher Schauspielhaus zur wichtigsten Bühne für deutsche Emigranten avancieren konnte, lag essentiell an dem Literaturkenner O., der seit 1938 die kaufmännische Leitung des Theaters innehatte. Gerade dieses Institut bot nach O.s Überzeugung die Chance für die "geistige Landesverteidigung" der Schweiz. Nach dem 2. Weltkrieg setzte sich O., der an die Spitze des Schweizerischen Buchhändler- und Verleger-Vereins gewählt wurde, sogleich für den Bücheraustausch mit dem befreiten Deutschland ein, dessen Reintegration in das internationale Kulturleben er demonstrativ betrieb.Der 1933 ebenfalls von Emil Oprecht gegründete Verlag veröffentlichte während der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus vor allem Werke von verfolgten Autoren und galt damit als sogenannter Emigrantenverlag. Auch war der Europa Verlag einer der wichtigsten Theaterverlage der damaligen Zeit. Emil Oprecht gehört zu den legendären Verlegern des vergangenen Jahrhunderts, der in täglichem Kampf für die Unterstützung Verfolgter, gegen zunehmenden Druck auch der schweizerischen Zensur und gegen alle ökonomischen Widerstände aufrecht blieb. In dem halben Jahrhundert des Bestehens seines Verlages standen im Programm Autoren und Bücher im Vordergrund, die für die Würde und Freiheit des Menschen eintraten.Auch der 1946 von ihm in Wien gegründete Schwesterverlag, der 1947 sein erstes Programm vorlegte, sah es als seine Aufgabe an, der in Zürich begründeten Tradition zu folgen und 'im Ringen der Anschauungen für europäischen Geist und humanitäre Gesinnung eine Tribüne zu sein'. Ab 1953, nach dem Tode Emil Oprechts, gehörte der Wiener Sitz des Verlages dem Österreichischen Gewerkschaftsbund. Der Zürcher Europa Verlag blieb eigenständig. Zwei Jahre nach der 1992 erfolgten Privatisierung wechselte der Sitz von Wien nach München, veröffentlicht wurden seitdem vorwiegend politische Sachbücher, Belletristik und Biografien.Im Jahr nach Oprechts Tod, 1953, ging das Wiener Unternehmen an den Österreichischen Gewerkschaftsbund, der das Werk von Arthur Koestler fortsetzte, Manes Sperber entdeckte und ein allgemeines belletristisches und Sachbuch-Programm verlegte. Vierzig Jahre später, 1993, wurde der Wiener Verlag stillgelegt, der Europa Verlag ging in den Besitz von Otto Wolff von Amerongen und Sal Oppenheim über und zog nach München, später dann, nach dem Erwerb durch die Senator Entertainment AG nach Hamburg. Im Jahr 2005 wurden die verlegerischen Aktivitäten eingestellt.Der Zürcher Europa Verlag legte im Frühjahr 2010 mit Titeln von Curt Riess, Richard Aschinger, Reinhold Joppich, Luigi Bartolini, Arthur Koestler, Angelika Waldis u.a. sein neues Programm vor. Im Verlag erscheinen u.a. auch Robert Parker, Andreas Gross, Rainer Gross, Carlo Levi, Bertrand Russell, Willy Brandt und Esther Scheidegger.

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        The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

      Geoffrey Bles, London 1950 - Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. First U.K. edition with no mention of later printings on the copyright page. Dust jacket shows original price of 8s. 6d. Book has slight rubbing along the bottom edge and very minor soiling on bottom end; near fine. Jacket is in very nice condtion with minor wear. Small closed tear at the bottom of front cover; near fine. Comes housed in a custom-made slip case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (First British Edition)

      Geoffrey Bles, 1950. Geoffrey Bles, 1950. This is the 1st edition, 1st printing. . Hardcover. Good/Severe Damage. Pauline Baynes. This is part of the Chronicles of Narnia series, number 1. This is a First British Edition, First Printing, identified by the text differences (see example), copyright page and dust jacket markings. Condition is reflective of the overall poor condition of the dust jacket, which has been price-cut and has extensive chips and tears, the staining of the edges of the green cloth cover and spine, and pencil marks on the inside cover and front endpaper. The spine is fully intact and tight, the pages are extremely clean without foxing or tanning. No loose pages.</p><p>This would be described as being a very good copy that with an replacement cover from the same edition would be a genuine collector&#39;s peice. The dust jacket has been wrapped in mylar Brodart cover to preserve.</p><p>This item will be shipped with additional insurance and tracking. We will be able to offer additional shipping options on request.</p><p>Please review carefully the images on this page. If more images are required before purchase, please contact the store directly via phone or email. Item Size: H- 8", W- 5.75", D- 1" Shipping Weight: 32 oz.

      [Bookseller: Firefly Bookstore]
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        Musterbuch Japan. 20.Jahrhundert. [Nachschlagewerk nach dem Hiroha-Alphabet geordnet, mit japanischen Familienwappen und Mustern.]

      ca., 1950.. 213 S. Blockbuchbindung. Titelschildchen. 18,5 x 26 cm.. U.a. Genjimon in Sumizurie-Optik

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        LMS Kerry Ireland for Holidays

      Charles & Read, London 1950 - Image Size : , Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 1015x625 (mm), 39.875x24.625 (Inches), Printed in Color Very Good, small tear along the upper margin not affecting the image.

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Nature Morte au Magnolie. Woodcut by Matisse

      Paris: Robert Rey, 1950. Nature Morte au Magnolie. From "Estampes" portfolio. Henri Matisse, wood engraving in color. Paris 1950 Signed by Matisse and the publisher Robert Rey. N 38/150 (14 1/4" x 18 3/8").

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        Lionel Wendt's Ceylon

      Lincolns-Prager, London 1950 - Near fine in a just about near fine jacket, with the jacket showing some very slight rubbing to the front panel at the gutter, a touch of wear to the jacket spine at crown, some slight and forgivable soiling to the rear panel. No markings or inscriptions. A sincerely bright and attractive copy of this odd masterpiece (Parr, The Photobook, Vol. 2), known to be scarce in the jacket and scarcer still in a good one. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        The Oxford Dictionay of Quotations

      Oxford University Press, UK 1950 - 7th Imp 1950. An absolute stunning full leather bound book by C H T Evans of Chester. Silk endpapers, gilt and silver blocking to spine, boards and inner edge. Gilt patterned page edges. A very beautiful book that shows pure book binding craftmenship. Probaly produced as a commision. Book is fine and very bright indeed. Lovely, tight and square. Contents very good. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        1951 NEW YEAR&#39;S GREETINGS FROM JULIET AND MAN RAY": AN ORIGINAL RAYOGRAPH

      NP (Hollywood, CA). ND (1950).: Self-Published. (MAN RAY). Man Ray. "1951 NEW YEAR&#39;S GREETINGS FROM JULIET AND MAN RAY": AN ORIGINAL RAYOGRAPH. NP (Hollywood, CA). ND (1950).: Self-Published, First Edition. Oblong 12mo. Silver Gelatin Photograph. Near Fine. One 3 3/4 x 6 3/4" silver gelatin photograph printed recto only. This is an original Rayograph designed and printed by Man Ray that was sent to friends as a New Year&#39;s card while the noted artist was in residence in Hollywood with wife Juliet. The vintage silver gelatin print features the text "1951 greetings from Juliet and Man Ray" in the artist&#39;s hand stretching between a starfish and another object that looks like a malformed croissant. A handsome example of this exceedingly uncommon ephemeral item showing just a tiny bit of wear and handling at each of its lower corners along with some mild "silvering" of the photographic surface when viewed in raking light. In addition, Man Ray himself has written "Apt K 1245 Vine St" - his studio address at the time - along the top of the verso in pencil. While there is no mailing envelope to establish its provenance, this was acquired by us several years ago directly from the noted local bookseller that purchased the library of Los Angeles master printer Lynton R. Kistler - who collaborated frequently with both Man Ray and Merle Armitage. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022980&

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        Harmonium

      Knopf, New York 1950 - Near fine in a very good or better unclipped dust jacket, with the jacket showing very slight edgewear, rubbing; a 1/4 inch closed tear to the upper front panel, a spot of soiling to the rear panel at mid fore edge. All in all, however, an uncommonly sharp example, with the added benefit of being signed twice by the poet: once on the first blank, and again on the title page. While a later printing (August 1950, Edelstein A1c2), still a signed copy of what is --in the opinion of many-- the most profoundly influential and accomplished work by an American poet in the latter half of the 20th century. And, as such, really quite scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Futuristic Concept Drawing

      c. 1950. Pastel on black construction paper. 12 1/2 x 18 3/4 inches. Framed. 21 x 24 7/8 inches. This unsigned drawing may have been done by Richard Arbib, based on its style and method. It shows a futuristic car parked not far from a launching pad for space ships, as they were conceived of in the 1940&#39;s and early 50&#39;s. One ship has just taken off and another is about to: interplanetary trips have become as common as flights to Los Angeles are now. In the foreground is the type of car people will drive who fly frequently to the Moon and back. It is sleek, aerodynamic and sexy. There is also a wonderful confidence at work, which was almost uniquely American after World War II, that the means has been found, or soon would be, for the realization of all mankind&#39;s most ancient dreams: flight, speed, power, invulnerability, comfort, even sex appeal.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Farmer in the Sky

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1950. First Printing of the First Edition, with Scribner A on the copyright page. Original black cloth with titles and decoration in yellow on the spine and front board. Book in fine condition; and in a very good to near fine dust jacket, with some tanning to spine, a couple short closed tears, and mild wear to corners and spine ends.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Clifford Geary.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        Façade de l'église Santa Maria della Salute, au bord de l'eau, à Venise.

      1950 - Venise s. d. [circa 1950] sur papier vergé sous passe partout et sous verre avec cadre. Taille du tableau 450 mm. x 380 mm., taille du passe partout 390 mm. x 320 mm., taille de l'oeuvre 292 mm. x 227 mm. cadre plat en chêne marron sombre, signature d'artiste à l'encre noire dans la partie inférieure droite de l'oeuvre, bon et bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Scritti]
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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. [Narnia]

      First Edition. Pale blue hardback cloth cover. G: in good condition with rubbed and chipped dust jacket. Binding discoloured. Not inscribed. 200mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 173pp. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        The Delicate Prey and Other Stories

      New York: Random House,, 1950. New York: Random House,, 1950. Octavo. Original brick red cloth, titles to spine and spider web design to upper board in gilt, silver, and black, black endpapers and top stain. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, very lightly rubbed at the tips. An excellent copy in the jacket that is rubbed and creased along the edges with tanned spine panel and some tanning of the edges. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the illustrated half-title, "For Virginia &#150; love Paul Bowles, Tangier &#150; 29/xii/93". The recipient was Virginia Spencer Carr, the author of Paul Bowles: A Life, published by Scribner in 2004.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA STAMPS, offered by order of Moody. To be sold by auction on october at the New Galleries of H. R. Harmer, Inc. Part one. 4º, New York, (s.n.), 1950, 138 p., con 992 ilustraciones. y 32 láminas. (Seguido de:) A MAGNIFICIENT COLLECTION. Part two, 102 p. con 986 ilustr., 16 láminas. (Seguido de:) A MAGNIFICIENT COLLECTION. Part three, 70 p. con 293 ilustr., 17 láminas

      (s.n.), New York 1950 - 4º, 3 partes de una subasta de sellos, encuadernadas juntas, en papel couché. Excelente encuadernación firmada por Brugalla, plena piel, nervios, bellas decoraciones doradas en lomo, ruedas doradas en planos, cantos y contracantos. Cortes dorados. Buen ejemplar. Catálogo de una colección de sellos de los Estados Unidos de América, propiedad de W. L. Moody, de Texas, que la empresa H. R. Hamer pone a la venta, en New York, en los meses de octubre y noviembre de 1950. Publicación en papel couché, con reproducciones filatélicas en todas las páginas hasta sumar un total de 2271 reproducciones incluidas en el texto o en 65 láminas, todas con imágenes de sellos y marcas postales norteamericanos. Filatelia. Estados Unidos de América. Catálogos. Philatelic. United States of America. Catalogues.

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        DIBUJOS ORIGINALES de don Antonio MINGOTE

      1950 - Magistrales dibujos originales de MINGOTE, de primera etapa - CIRCA año 1950, en gran cartón de época medidas 33,5 cm x 24,6 cm. Técnica: anverso ejecutado con pinturas de colores azul y rojo, y reverso con grafito y pintura blanca. Anverso con "mujer árbol y hombre con arpa abrazándola". Reverso con "busto de personaje y mano". Con sello de tampón (4cm-diámetro) de "Antonio Mingote Cartero Honorario" con simpático motivo de ángel entregando carta y paloma mensajera, diseñado por el mismo autor, en la esquina inferior izquierda del anverso. En la parte inferior derecha del reverso, reza la certificación de autenticidad manuscrita del puño y letra de la viuda del genial ilustrador, para ambos dibujos, en Madrid a 25 de Julio del 2012. Leve rotura en una esquina y pequeña doblez en otra, fruto más que nada de la improvisación del soporte, ya que dicha cartulina parece mitad cortada de una carpeta o cartón de época. Bibliografía similar encontrada en "Antonio Mingote 50 años en ABC"(Ayuntamiento Madrid-Centro Cultural de la Villa) en página 53 "Mujer árbol Tinta sobre papel 250x160 mm S/F de la Colección Mingote". Nuestros dibujos apuntan a la primera etapa ( en torno a 195? ) del genial dibujante, escritor, académico de la lengua y periodista español, don Antonio Mingote.

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        Le Casserole Emaillee. Woodcut by Picasso

      Paris: Robert Rey, 1950. Pablo Picasso, wood engraving in color. Artist proof from "Estampes" portfolio, dated 21 mars 1950, and signed in pencil by Picasso.

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        Thirty [30] Years of Championship Golf (First Edition)

      Prentice-Hall, New York 1950 - First Edition. Near Fine in a bright, about Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket has nicks at the corners and a bit of light rubbing at the extremities, else quite nice. Reprinted many times, extremely uncommon in the first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Classics and Commercials. A Literary Chronicle of the Forties

      Farrar Straus & Company, New York,, 1950. Farrar Straus & Company, New York,, 1950. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and tanned dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing. With the author&#39;s signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Dorothy Mendenhall with love from Edmund Christmas 1950". With a correction to the text in Wilson&#39;s hand. Review slip laid in. Dorothy Mendenhall was Wilson&#39;s cousin, a respected researcher, obstetrician, and pioneer in methods of childbirth.

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        Konten min&#39;yo seiu Benran [trans.: Practical Introduction to Meteorology]

      Three accordion-style oblong folio albums (355 x 230 mm.), containing 114 finely colored nihonga-style drawings of Japanese desserts on washi paper, by Eisen (Osamu) Kato, a prominent Kyoto artist, each with his seal (in two versions) stamped in the blank portion of image, various sizes (153 x 230 mm. to 127 x 180 mm.), mounted in the albums. Ca. 1950-59. A magnificent collection of 114 original drawings of regional traditional Japanese desserts, most of them manufactured for tea ceremonies, by Eisen Kato. Kato, born to a samurai family, was a well-known Kyoto artist most famous for his portraits. He received important portrait commissions of prominent people and several of these works are now in the Kyoto National Museum. He was the disciple of Bairei Kono (1844-95), the famous painter, book illustrator, and art teacher at Kyoto. Kato was commissioned, amongst other important projects, to ornament the Seigen Temple near Kyoto and to provide paintings to the Higashi Hongan Temple in Kyoto. The first volume contains the most finished illustrations -- 56 in all -- of the desserts and are all executed on mica-impregnated washi paper. Each contains Kato&#39;s notes regarding the name of the sweet, name of the maker and location, and a stamp with the artist&#39;s name. Many of these companies are still manufacturing these sweets. The other two volumes contain another 58 slightly less-finished drawings of desserts on regular washi paper. Each of these contain Kato&#39;s notes, again in his hand, describing each confectionary product, its name, and the manufacturer&#39;s name and place. All the illustrations bear an illegible stamp but we believe it to be another version of Kato&#39;s chop. The illustrations in all the volumes are highly detailed and richly colored. Japanese desserts (wagashi), so disappointing to some Western palettes, are one of the glories of the Japanese table. These albums can be dated by the mention on one of the illustrations of Crown Prince Akihito&#39;s wedding which took place in 1959. Preserved in a very elegant wooden box. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Mr. Midshipman Hornblower.

      London: Michael Joseph, 1950 - Octavo (180 x 115 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, gilt rule to compartments, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, raised bands tooled in gilt, all edges gilt. Spine sunned but gilt still bright, tanning to edges of free endpapers. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. The author's specially bound personal copy. With the loosely inserted posthumous estate label signed by the author's great nephew Mr A. S. Troughton-Smith. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Collection of 20 Designs for Curtains and Window Treatments]

      N.p., n.d [ca. 1950?] - Finely executed conceptual drawings in watercolor for contemporary and period curtains and window draperies (INTERIOR DECORATION) Approximately 15-3/4 x 10 inches each. Watercolor on paper. Very good (a few with cello-tape residue on verso)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Strangers on a Train (First UK Edition)

      London: Cresset, 1950. First UK Edition. Basis for the 1951 Hitchcock classic, and the author&#39;s first book. Jacket design by J. Yunge-Bateman.& & Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Slight spine lean, moderate toning and rubbing overall, a few faint dampstains to the boards, with indiscreet touchup to the rear board, and faint foxing to the page edges. Jacket spine and extremities moderately toned, a few tiny chips and closed tears, with two cello-tape repairs on the verso.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Cocktail Party. A Comedy

      London: Faber and Faber Ltd,, 1950. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the frayed and slightly chipped dust jacket. First edition, first impression. A major association copy with the author&#39;s presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Ez from O. Possum 6. iii. 50." This remarkable survival from the chaotic years of Pound&#39;s incarceration at St Elizabeth&#39;s hospital in Washington DC was part of a small group of books which passed through the hands of Eileen Lane Kinney, a member of the inner circle of modernist artists and writers based in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s. She had been Brancusi&#39;s lover before returning to America just as the Second World War loomed. She settled in Washington DC and worked on a number of translations of political studies from French into English. When in 1946 her old acquaintance Ezra Pound was moved to St Elizabeth&#39;s, she spared little time in contacting him and arranging visits. The correspondence seems to indicate that contact more or less ceased in 1950, but from the sequence of inscriptions by Pound in her copy of Pisan Cantos it is clear that he made one final and telling gesture of gratitude and friendship at the very point of his departure for Italy in June 1958. It was at this latter date we believe this book to have been given to Lane Kinney.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Martian Chronicles

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1950. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Some toning to the spine, else near fine in a very good dust jacket with some light wear to the spine extremities, light rubbing and a few short closed tears to the extremities. A bright copy of author's best-known work, a cornerstone of 20th-century science fiction.The Martian Chronicles was the book that established Bradbury's reputation&#133; He put far more emphasis on style and mood than he did on technical detail or scientific plausibility&#133; His reward was a stunning popular and critical success" (Science Fiction 100 Best).

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        The Dreams

      London: Jonathan Cape, (1950) London: Jonathan Cape. (1950). First. First edition. Endpapers a trifle foxed, else fine in near fine, lightly rubbed and soiled dustwrapper. A very uncommon novel, the last of three by an author whose work often teeters on the border of fantasy. Benedikt was a German Jew who fled first to France, and then England before the war, along with Elias Canetti with whom she had both a personal and professional relationship. She died at the age of 37. .

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        Sarn *

      Creuzevault, Paris 1950. - En feuilles 34 x 27, couverture illustrée rempliée, titre au dos, double emboîtage. L'un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin du Marais, paraphés par l'artiste et l'éditeur comme il se doit. Illustrations de Roland Oudot, gravées sur bois et tirées au repérage par Théo Schmied. Illustré costaud gai et coloré, illustré de compositions d'une rare intensité, probablement pour bonne part due à son interprétation, certaines planches ayant nécessité plus de vingt tirages successifs.Traduction de Jacques de Lacretelle.

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        The Town and the City

      Harcourt Brace, 1950-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1950: First Edition as stated, First Printing. In original dust jacket with price of $3.50 intact. A nice copy overall, in Very Good condition, in a Good dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding. Pages lightly age toned. Front free end paper has a small label remnant. Previous owner details in ink to half title page. Red cloth is clean; gilt lightly dulled; bumped corners and light wear at the spine ends. The dust jacket shows rubbing, creasing, chipping with loss to spine ends and corners, as well as a few closed tears and tape repairs made from the verso. A first edition of Jack Kerouac&#39;s first published book, published under the name John Kerouac.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        The Cocktail Party. A Comedy.

      London: Faber and Faber Ltd, 1950 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the frayed and slightly chipped dust jacket. First edition, first impression. A major association copy with the author's presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Ez from O. Possum 6. iii. 50." This remarkable survival from the chaotic years of Pound's incarceration at St Elizabeth's hospital in Washington DC was part of a small group of books which passed through the hands of Eileen Lane Kinney, a member of the inner circle of modernist artists and writers based in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s. She had been Brancusi's lover before returning to America just as the Second World War loomed. She settled in Washington DC and worked on a number of translations of political studies from French into English. When in 1946 her old acquaintance Ezra Pound was moved to St Elizabeth's, she spared little time in contacting him and arranging visits. The correspondence seems to indicate that contact more or less ceased in 1950, but from the sequence of inscriptions by Pound in her copy of Pisan Cantos it is clear that he made one final and telling gesture of gratitude and friendship at the very point of his departure for Italy in June 1958. It was at this latter date we believe this book to have been given to Lane Kinney.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Collected Stories.

      New York: Random House, 1950 - Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt on blue ground, blue top-stain. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the jacket with tape residue to verso of spine panel and verso of lower panel. First edition thus collected, first printing, in the first issue binding with "The" included in the spine title. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Buffalo Bone Days; A Story of the Buffalo Slaughter on our Western Plains.

      DuBois 1950 - Reprinted from a series of articles appearing in the DuBois Courier-Express, 1949. Signed by the author on the rear end paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie, Booksellers A.B.A.A]
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        Sierra Club Bulletin Hardbound Volumes I through V (1950 reproduction of the five softcover volumes spanning 1893 through 1905)

      San Francisco: The Sierra Club, 1950 San Francisco: The Sierra Club, 1950. Fine grade First Edition set of this hardbound reproduction of the oldest softcover volumes (1893 through 1905) of the Sierra Club Bulletin; hence, self-named "Second Printing" of the softcover issues, which are of course themselves the first printing. Five Volumes, coverage as named in scans (which see). Large octavo, maroon ribbed cloth boards, gilt spine imprinting. Volume I: [12] + 341 pp.+ [10], photographs in separated insert sections; Volume II: [12] + 328 pp. + [8], photographs in separated insert sections; Volume III: [8] + 339 pp. + [10], photographs in separated insert sections; Volume IV: [16] + 324 pp. + [10], photographs in separated insert sections; Volume V: [14] + 328 + [2]. a Fine, handsome set, with only several trace micro-imperfections at places in bindings; essentially flawless, and as received originally. There is unlikely to be a better set anywhere.David Brower, Chairman of the Sierra Club Editorial Board, describes, in his "Preface to the Second Printing", the reasons and process behind this rare set: "The five volumes of the Sierra Club Bulletin completed before 1906 have long been out of print and exceedingly difficult to obtain; the type, the plates, manuscripts and photographs, the overrun, and many individuals&#39; files were destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake and fire. Spurred on, perhaps, by Ronald Clark&#39;s pleasant description of the Bulletin in The Splendid Hills, where he speaks of it as "that model of all mountain periodicals," the Sierra Club has brought the early volumes back into print, thus enabling important libraries, whether individual or institutional, to complete their files of turn-of-the-century description of exploration and conservation in the Sierra Nevada. Reproduction of these volumes is by photo-offset, and the text remains exactly as it was. The trim size of the first two numbers has been increased so that they will conform with the rest of the series; some of the line drawings are reduced in size to eliminate tip-ins; the plates are rescreened and assembled as signatures; and some advertisements are omitted - reluctantly - to keep the volumes of uniform size. Grateful acknowledgment is due many individuals, the members of the Editorial Board, and the Sierra Club&#39;s Directors for their belief in the merit of the project to republish and for their faith in its success. - David R. Brower, Chairman / Sierra Club Editorial Board / Berkeley, California / October 15, 1950 " - L-SC1

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        Typed Memorandum Signed

      Washington, 1950. unbound. 1 page, 8.75 x 6.75 inches, on White House letterhead, Washington, D.C., July 29, 1950. Important memorandum, signed "H.S.T." to Dr. Steelman, regarding the organization of the Presidential office, in part: "...We have tried Cabinet Committees with small success. The National Security Resources Board, the National Security Council and two Cabinet meetings a week seem to have solved most of the difficulties. Those difficulties are also exceedingly fewer than they were when we had all the super-agencies piled on top of the government. Between you, Mr. Harrington and Stuart Symington we ought to be able to accomplish the purposes which we originally set out to accomplish in the organization of the office of the President. Sometime or other I want to sit down with you and outline the differences between the present setup and the one in operation in 1939 and then really set out what happened when the super-agencies were imposed on the Presidential Office." Faint paper clip stain along the top margin; one horizontal fold. Very good condition.

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        Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Concert Tour Program, 10th North AmericanTour, 1950. Signed By Ella Fitzgerald, Coleman Hawkins, Hank Jones, Harry Edison, Bill Harris & Norman Granz

      Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Concert Tour Program, 10th North AmericanTour, 1950. SIGNED in ink at their respective photographs by JATP producer Norman Granz and by five jazz luminaries: singer Ella Fitzgerald, pianist Hank Jones, Basie trumpeter Harry Edison, trombonist Bill Harris and tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. An enviable lineup also included the great Lester Young appearing alongside his peer, Hawkins, and a young Oscar Peterson, who having been famously &#39;discovered&#39; by Granz some years earlier in a Montreal night club, had firmly declined the producer&#39;s invitation to join JATP until this his first tour which was to launch him on a long and extraordinary career. In pictorial wraps, with original art work by David Stone Martin, 10.75" by 8.5", staple bound, wraps are slightly soiled and rubbed with small stain to middle of front wrap, pages are age toned, fore edge lightly creased, 2" by 5" JATP coupon has been neatly clipped from the bottom of the rear wrap, else, a strong very good, tight and unmarked. Signatures are near fine to fine, clean and without loss. A vintage jazz collectible with the signatures of some of the most illustrious musicians of the era. J1543. Signed. Original Wraps. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: JazzFirst Books]
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        L'Oeuvre Peint de Goya: Catalogue Raisonnie illustre de 447 reproductions suivies de 34 dessins inedits.

      F. De Nobele 1950 - Paris, 1928-1950. Four volumes, two of text and two of plates. No. 270/764. Folios. 10 x 13.5 inches. A scarce catalogue raisonne of Goya's work, produced in a limited edition of 764. Text volumes are near fine with some light normal tanning. Glassine jackets present but tattered. Slipcases for plate volumes show some wear and are reinforced with tape at seams. Second slipcase missing bottom panel. Contents near fine with normal tanning. Beautiful sepia reproductions of Goya's work. OCLC 8504616. Quite scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Derriere le Miroir. Nos. 27-28

      Maeght Gallery, Paris 1950 - Chagall. Two brilliant coloured lithographs: the cover and a double page print. Published on the occasion of an exhibition of Chagall's works. Both the cover and the contents are in fine condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: JMHunt]
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        'Relative State' Formulation of Quantum Mechanics.Lancaster: American Institute of Physics, 1957. First edition.

      A fine copy, in original wrappers, of this famous paper in which Everett first formulated his 'many-worlds interpretation' of quantum mechanics. <br/><br/> "The Many-Worlds Interpretation (MWI) is an approach to quantum mechanics according to which, in addition to the world we are aware of directly, there are many other similar worlds which exist in parallel at the same space and time. The existence of the other worlds makes it possible to remove randomness and action at a distance [e.g., the EPR paradox] from quantum theory and thus from all physics." (Stanford Encyclopedia).<br/><br/> "In the early 1950's, a graduate student at Princeton University, Hugh Everett, puzzled over the Copenhagen interpretation and the magical collapse of the wave function, and decided that it made more sense to treat each outcome of every possible quantum event as existing in a real world. In the classic example of Schrödinger's cat, this means that if the experiment really were carried out, the Universe would divide into two worlds, in one of which the experimenter opened the box to find a dead cat, and in the other of which the experimenter opened the box to find a live cat. Encouraged by his thesis supervisor, John Wheeler, Everett developed his idea into a fully worked-out interpretation of quantum theory, and showed that the assumption that all of the quantum possibilities are real leads to exactly the same predictions for the outcome of experiments as the Copenhagen interpretation... Everett's work was published in the journal <i>Reviews of Modern Physics</i> in 1957 alongside a paper by Wheeler drawing attention to it [also contained in the offered issue]" (John Gribben). In recent years Everett's theory has gained an increasingly strong following in the scientific community (led, most notably, by David Deutsch) as a viable alternative that corrects some of the inherent inconsistencies of the Copenhagen interpretation.<br/><br/> For a detailed account see: Mehra & Rechenberg, <i>The Historical Development of Quantum Theory</i>, vol. 6, pp. 1224-28.. In: Reviews of Modern Physics, vol. 29, no. 3, July, 1957, pp. 454-62, the entire issue in original orange printed wrappers offered here. 4to (268 x 200 mm), pp. 255-546. A very fine and unrestored copy in it's original condition

      [Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books]
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        The African Queen

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1950. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and upper board in blue. With the dust jacket. Spine just a little rolled, faint partial toning to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed and nicked jacket with fraying at the ends of the spine panel. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to the literary agent responsible for the film adaptation on the front free endpaper, "To Shirley, &#150; a copy of a book which is as old as our friendship but not nearly as precious to me. With love from C. S. Forester". Shirley Palmer Collier was a well-known Los Angeles literary agent who began her career as a silent film actress, starring in at least twenty-three films between 1923 and 1934. She married the author and Hollywood screenwriter John Collier in 1936 and maintained strong links to the movie industry throughout her career. It was in all likelihood Shirley Collier who introduced The African Queen to Horizon Pictures as a potential film, and Collier&#39;s then ex-husband served as one of the screenwriters. The novel was originally published in 1935 and the completed film, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, premiered in 1951, the year after this edition was published. Forester must have obtained this copy to present to Collier as thanks for her role in the film&#39;s birth. A superb association.

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        Inscribed photographic portrait of Hemingway holding a black Persian kitten

      Paul Radkai, New York,, 1950. 13 × 11 ins, original monochrome print from the negative. With the photographer&#39;s stamp on the verso. Glazed and framed. Fine. An unusually intimate image in uncommonly large format. With Hemingway&#39;s magnificent presentation inscription on the white portion of his shirt, "To Alfred Rice from his friend, client and admirer Ernest Hemingway 31/3/50". Rice was a lawyer based in New York; he specialized in copyright law and handled all of Hemingway&#39;s literary, radio, television and motion picture properties. He began representing Hemingway in 1944, often travelling to Cuba to meet with his client.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health A Handbook of Dianetic Therapy

      New York: Hermitage Press, 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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB ]
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        The Complete Poems of Robert Frost

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1950. Signed Limited Edition. Cloth. Near fine. Thomas Mason. Thomas Mason. Signed Limited Edition. Cloth. 11.25" x 7.5" (slipcase). Two volumes in slipcase, hand numbered 702 of 1500 copies, signed on colophon by Frost, Thomas Mason (illustrator), and Bruce Rogers (editor). Full blue cloth with gold stamped letters on black leather spine labels. Books are near fine. Marbled slipcase in good condition with rubbing and wear to corners and edges, sunned to top and spine, and a small split starting on one of the top corners near the opening.& & A wonderful find for either LEC collectors or fans of Frost.

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        The I Ching or Book of Changes

      Pantheon Books, 1950. Hardcover. Very Good. Pantheon Books, New York 1950. First Edition in English / First Printing. Dated 1950 on the copyright page, no additional printings. Black cloth boards lettered in gold. Complete in 2 Volumes. Translated by Richard Wilhelm, Cary Baynes. Foreword by Carl Jung. Frontispiece illustration and fold out illustration at the rear. Book Condition: Very Good+, light shelf wear, light spots on the boards. A few light spots on the endpaper with mild age toning. Small stain at the gutter of the frontispiece of volume 1. Fraying at the head of the spine of volume 2. The dust jackets and slipcase are not present.

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