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        BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

      - D'AULAIRE,INGRI & EDGAR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. NY: Doubleday and Company 1950. 4to (8 1/2 x 11"), cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine in like dust wrapper. Stated 1st edition. This copy is INSCRIBED: To our dear ---- with many thanks for their invaluable help on this book from Ingri & Edgar 1950. SURROUNDING THE INSCRIPTION IS A FULL PAGE DRAWING BY THE D'AULAIRES IN BROWN WATERCOLOR FEATURING THE HEAD OF FRANKLIN EMBELLISHED WITH FLOWERS AND SWIRLS. The life of Benjamin Franklin is profusely illustrated with beautiful full page color lithographs as well as brown lithos and with pictorial borders on every page of text. A special copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Oeuvres complètes

      Gallimard 1950 - Paris, Gallimard, 1950-54 10 volumes in-8 (23cm x 14,3cm) de: 383-(7), 425-(7), 465-(7), 487-(5), 341-(3) pp (pour les volumes I à V); 308-(6), 435-(5), 405-(3), 425-(7), 537-(7), 417-(7) pp (pour les volumes VI à X). Tirage à 1542 exemplaires dont 56 sur Vélin d'Arches, 160 Vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre et 1326 Vergé de Voiron. Tirage de tête. Edition en partie originale. Broché à couverture imprimée. Un des 56 exemplaires sur Vélin d'Arches (H.C.), à l'exception du volume IX qui est le n°175 de 160 sur Vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre. Très bel exemplaire, couvertures et intérieur en bon état. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE EPPE FRÈRES]
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        Harmonies of the Spheres. "Ten Nations Rejoice" for Wind Symphonie[!] Orchestra. Autograph musical manuscript full score. Signed and dated 1991

      An Egyptian-born American composer, performer, ethnomusicologist, and educator, El-Dabh came to the United States in 1950, becoming a part of the New York music scene that included Cage, Varèse, and Hovhaness. He went on to study composition with Krenek, Copland, Dallapiccola, and others. "El-Dabh's compositional style is influenced by Egyptian folk and traditional music. Frequently monodic, his works feature complex rhythms and much use of percussion. His career was launched in 1949 with a highly acclaimed performance of It is Dark and Damp on the Front (1948) at All Saints Cathedral, Cairo. In 1950 he made his début as a solo drummer, under the direction of Stokowski, in the first performance of Tahmeela. Other works include Clytemnestra (1958), One More Gaudy Night (1961), A Look at Lightning (1962) and Lucifer (1975), commissioned by Martha Graham; Sound and Light of the Pyramids of Giza (1960), written for the Cultural Ministry of the Egyptian Government and performed daily at the pyramids; and New Pharaoh's Suite, written for the Cleveland Museum of Art to accompany a visiting Ethiopian exhibit from the Louvre (1996). Spectrum no.1 'Symphonies in Sonic Vibration' (1955) and Leiyla and the Poet (1959) have been recorded." Denise A. Seachrist in Grove Music Online. An early pioneer of electronic music, El-Dabh composed one of the earliest known works of tape music, or "musique concrète," in 1944, The Expression of Zaar. He also scored four ballets for Martha Graham: Clytemnestra (1958), One More Gaudy Night (1961), A Look at Lightning (1962), and Lucifer (1975). Harmonies of the Spheres: 10 Nations Rejoice was commissioned for the Middfest International Celebration in Middletown, Ohio.. Large folio (355 x 278 mm.). Unbound. 25 pp. Notated in pencil on 20-stave "Judy Green" music paper, rectos only. 1f. (title including description of extensive percussion forces and performance instructions). With "To Middfest Ten Nations Celebration" to head of first page of music. With occasional evidence of re-writings and/or corrections including additions in blue pencil. Together with: 4 pp. of autograph musical sketches and a 3-page textual draft of a poem entitled "Harmonies of the Spheres;" a typescript copy of the final text; and two photocopies of the poem, all with some annotations in pencil.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        ROMA BERLINO SALO' 1936 1945. MEMORIE DELL'ULTIMO AMBASCIATORE DEL DUCE

      GARZANTI, 1950. ITALIANO 0,74 Brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita, con evidente fioritura e con lieve usura ai bordi, sovraccoperta illustrata, con fioritura e strappetti alle estremità del dorso, pagine lievemente ingiallite ai testi e con sporadica fioritura, fioritura anche ai tagli, custodia in cartoncino rigido, muto ed ingiallito da fattore tempo USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Costume Sketch Signed, in color, identified on verso, "Betty Grable in 'Call Me Mister' 1951." 10 x 12 inches

      Le Maire has drawn two sketches on one sheet of medium heavy stock. The large costume appears to be rendered in black artist's pencil and water color and the smaller one to the right in pencil and ink, this smaller sketch showing another view of the costume. Le Maire signs in ink with date "51" and titles the drawing, "Betty Grable - 'Call Me Mister.'"His costume design shows a Japanese woman in a blue and silver kimono, holding a bouquet possibly of cherry blossoms with complimentary blossoms in her hair. As identified on verso in another hand, the design was to be worn by Betty Grable playing the part of an American entertainer in Japan after World War II in the film, "Call Me Mister." Very attractive and in fine condition with sunning along edges. Le Maire's career spanned six decades from the 1920s through 1950s. After promoting the creation of an Academy Award for Costume Design, he received three Oscars for the new category for the films "All about Eve" 1950, "The Robe" 1953, "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" 1955.

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs ]
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        Costume Sketch Signed, in color, identified on verso, "Betty Grable in 'Call Me Mister' 1951." 10 x 12 inches

      - Le Maire has drawn two sketches on one sheet of medium heavy stock. The large costume appears to be rendered in black artist's pencil and water color and the smaller one to the right in pencil and ink, this smaller sketch showing another view of the costume. Le Maire signs in ink with date "51" and titles the drawing, "Betty Grable - 'Call Me Mister.'"His costume design shows a Japanese woman in a blue and silver kimono, holding a bouquet possibly of cherry blossoms with complimentary blossoms in her hair. As identified on verso in another hand, the design was to be worn by Betty Grable playing the part of an American entertainer in Japan after World War II in the film, "Call Me Mister." Very attractive and in fine condition with sunning along edges. Le Maire's career spanned six decades from the 1920s through 1950s. After promoting the creation of an Academy Award for Costume Design, he received three Oscars for the new category for the films "All about Eve" 1950, "The Robe" 1953, "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" 1955.

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        ORIGINAL LEAVES FROM FAMOUS BIBLES. NINE CENTURIES 1121-1935 A.D.

      Cleveland: For the author, [ca. 1950]. ONE OF 100 SETS OF "SERIES B," with 60 leaves. This is an uncommonly seen complete set of one of the great leaf books of the 20th century. As stated on the contents page: "Sixty leaves from famous and rare Bibles and Testaments, dating from the 12th to the 20th century, have been selected to illustrate important changes in content and format. This collection includes Bibles of the manuscript age on vellum and on paper; incunabula[r] editions from Germany and Italy; epoch-making versions from England and the Continent during the time of the Reformation; polyglot texts, ranging from three to nine languages; early American imprints; and examples from the finest presses, extending from Jenson to Bruce Rogers." These portfolios were a collaboration between Cleveland Art Institute Dean and lecturer Otto Ege and New York book dealer Philip Duschnes, who specialized in selling individual leaves from manuscripts and early books. In his book "Otto Ege's Manuscripts," Scott Gwara observes, "To some, Otto Frederick Ege (1888-1951) is a scandal. In many cases he cut up more-or-less complete medieval manuscripts to supply middle class American connoisseurs with examples of the Book Beautiful. In fact, he created the American market for single leaves, many thousands of which passed through his hands. To others, however, Ege promoted Book Arts as a professional educator and enthusiast who fostered appreciation for medieval book design, including script, illumination, and mise-en-page." His biblioclasty was anathema to many, but he defended himself, "Surely to allow a thousand people 'to have and to hold' an original manuscript leaf, and to get a thrill and understanding that comes only from actual and frequent contact with these art heritages, is justification enough for the scattering of fragments." Perhaps fittingly, many of his carefully assembled portfolios were themselves broken up, and the leaves sold individually. The last complete 60-leaf portfolio recorded at auction seems to have been the Doheny copy, which sold at Christies for $12,925 in 2001.. 515 x 355 mm. (20 1/4 x 14"). 2 p.l., 60 matted leaves. Collected and annotated by Otto Ege. ONE OF 100 SETS OF "SERIES B," with 60 leaves. Loose as issued, housed in original light brown buckram box, black morocco label on upper cover. WITH FOUR MANUSCRIPT LEAVES AND 56 PRINTED LEAVES, as called for, in archival mats with descriptive labels written by Ege. Prospectus and contents leaf with ink stamp of book dealer Philip C. Duschnes. Short split to front joint of clamshell box, which also shows slight wear, but the box still solid and pleasing, and the contents in very fine condition. This is an uncommonly seen complete set of one of the great leaf books of the 20th century. As stated on the contents page: "Sixty leaves from famous and rare Bibles and Testaments, dating from the 12th to the 20th century, have been selected to illustrate important changes in content and format. This collection includes Bibles of the manuscript age on vellum and on paper; incunabula[r] editions from Germany and Italy; epoch-making versions from England and the Continent during the time of the Reformation; polyglot texts, ranging from three to nine languages; early American imprints; and examples from the finest presses, extending from Jenson to Bruce Rogers." These portfolios were a collaboration between Cleveland Art Institute Dean and lecturer Otto Ege and New York book dealer Philip Duschnes, who specialized in selling individual leaves from manuscripts and early books. In his book "Otto Ege's Manuscripts," Scott Gwara observes, "To some, Otto Frederick Ege (1888-1951) is a scandal. In many cases he cut up more-or-less complete medieval manuscripts to supply middle class American connoisseurs with examples of the Book Beautiful. In fact, he created the American market for single leaves, many thousands of which passed through his hands. To others, however, Ege promoted Book Arts as a professional educator and enthusiast who fostered appreciation for medieval book design, including script, illumination, and mise-en-page." His biblioclasty was anathema to many, but he defended himself, "Surely to allow a thousand people 'to have and to hold' an original manuscript leaf, and to get a thrill and understanding that comes only from actual and frequent contact with these art heritages, is justification enough for the scattering of fragments." Perhaps fittingly, many of his carefully assembled portfolios were themselves broken up, and the leaves sold individually. The last complete 60-leaf portfolio recorded at auction seems to have been the Doheny copy, which sold at Christies for $12,925 in 2001.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Original Farbholzschnitt bzw. Xylographie: *Das Irdische Paradies*. Aus Dante *Göttliche Komödie, Blatt 66 * = Fegefeuer, 32. Gesang. - handsigniert / hand signed -

      Les Heures Claires Paris Bildmaß der Darstellung 25 x 18 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Auf BFK Rives Büttenpapier gedruckt. Blattmaß 32,7 x 26 cm. In limitierter Auflage von 4765 Exemplaren gedruckt. Dieses Blatt links unten mit EA ( = Epreuve d\'artiste ) in Bleistift bezeichnet, rechts unten von Dali in Bleistift handsigniert. Von guter Erhaltung.>>>Salvador Dali bekam 1950 vom Istituto Poligrafico ( der staatlichen Druckerei und Münzprägeanstalt Italiens ) den Auftrag, die Göttliche Komödie zu illustrieren. Dali schuf hierzu insgesamt 102 Aquarelle, die allerdings nicht vom Instituto veröffentlicht wurden. Dali behielt zwar das Honorar und verkaufte die Auftragsabeiten dann für ein weitaus höheres Honorar an den französischen Verlag „Les Heures Claires“. Für die Buchausgabe wurden 100 Motive der Aquarelle von einem ursprünglichen Maß auf 18 x 25cm verkleinert und laut Literatur und Werkverzeichnis als sogenannte Xylographien gedruckt. In dem Werkverzeichnis Michler/Löpsinger unter der Nummer 1104 verzeichnet. Die Buchausgabe der Göttlichen Komödie mit Dalis Illustration erschien 1959-63 bei Les Heures Claires, Paris in 6 Bänden. Im Jahr 1964 erschien eine italienische Edition bei Arti e Scienze - Salani, Florenz. <<< ( Lagerort: Dali-Mappe II ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Salvador Dali, Farbholzschnitt, Xylographie, Göttliche Komödie, Dante, Paradies, Erden, Irdisches Paradies, Originalgrafik, Google, Michler, Löpsinger, signiert, E.A., Epreuve d\'artiste, signed, Divine Comedy, La Divina Commedia

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        DECIMA FLOTTIGLIA MAS DALLE ORIGINI ALL'ARMISTIZIO

      GARZANTI, 1950. ITALIANO 0,5 Brossura editoriale ingiallita, con fioritura, traccia di umidità al dorso e strappo alla cima, pagine con fioriture sparse, illustrazioni in nero fuori testo e tracce di umidità ai bordi laterali, con cofanetto in cartoncino colorato, muto, ingiallito e con usura ai bordi USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Original Kupferstich – copper etching: *Vergil rügt Dantes Lässigkeit*. Aus Dante *Göttliche Komödie, Blatt 39* = Fegeuer, 5. Gesang.

      Les Heures Claires Paris Bildmaß der Darstellung 25 x 18 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Auf Büttenpapier gedruckt. Blattmaß 33 x 26 cm. *Ich hatte jene Seelen schon verlassen und folgte meinem Führer auf den Fersen*. In kleiner limitierter Auflage gedruckt. Variante mit Stocksignatur. Von guter Erhaltung. >>>Salvador Dali bekam 1950 vom Istituto Poligrafico ( der staatlichen Druckerei und Münzprägeanstalt Italiens ) den Auftrag, die Göttliche Komödie zu illustrieren. Dali schuf hierzu insgesamt 102 Aquarelle, die allerdings nicht vom Instituto veröffentlicht wurden. Dali behielt zwar das Honorar und verkaufte die Auftragsabeiten dann für ein weitaus höheres Honorar an den französischen Verlag „Les Heures Claires“. Für die Buchausgabe wurden 100 Motive der Aquarelle von einem ursprünglichen Maß auf 18 x 25 cm verkleinert. In dem Werkverzeichnis Michler/Löpsinger unter der Nummer 1077 verzeichnet. Die Buchausgabe der Göttlichen Komödie mit Dalis Illustration erschien 1959-63 bei Les Heures Claires, Paris in 6 Bänden. Im Jahr 1964 erschien eine italienische Edition bei Arti e Scienze - Salani, Florenz. Dali issued a rare copper etching of each of the Divine Comedy images as a bonus for a small number of special friends of Dali and important Divine Comedy art collectors. .<<< ( Lagerort: Dali-Mappe III ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Lässigkeit, Kupferstich, copper etching, copper print, Göttliche Komödie, Dante, Himmel, Jupiter, Jupiterhimmel, Originalgrafik, Google, Michler, Löpsinger, Divine Comedy, La Divina Commedia

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Bold Stories 3/1950 Very rare spicy Digest WALLY WOOD art Good Girl Art

      Kirby 1950 - -Very rare issue. -Digest format, size is about 5x7. -Good girl art, spicy, color comics. -Features the OGRE OF PARIS by WALLY WOOD. -Slight spine roll. Condition: VG+

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        THE SIMPLE ART OF MURDER

      London: Hamish Hamilton, [1950]., 1950. First edition. First U. K. edition. Minor foxing to page edges and to a few front and rear end pages, else near fine, bright, copy, in a bright, fresh, colorful dust jacket with restoration to the spine ends, corners, and extremities. This collection, gathering 8 of Chandler's short stories which first appeared in the pages of pulp magazines like Black Mask, Dime Detective, and Detective Fiction Weekly, as well as more mainstream publications like The Saturday Evening Post and The Saturday Review of Literature. Includes Chandler's much-quoted essay "The Simple Art of Murder," originally published in the Atlantic Monthly (1944). A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title and an attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        GALA #1 MAY 1950-MARILYN MONROE COVER-SOUTHERN STATES PEDIGREE-fn/vf

      Gala Magazine Corp 1950 - -First issue -Marilyn Monroe swimsuit cover- this appeared 3 1/2 years before she was on the cover of the first Playboy Magazine -Glossy cover, this copy looks VF/NM, but has some chips out of the spine, so we'll call it F/VF. Check the scans!! -From the Southern States Collection. Condition: FN/VF

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        A Collection of 15 Paper Specimen Books Distributed by the Cleveland Paper Company, circa 1950s-60s

      Cleveland, Ohio, 1950. Very Good. A collection of 15 paper sample books containing paper specimens manufactured by over ten different paper companies in the United States. All 15 books were distributed by the Cleveland Paper Company, circa 1950s-60s. The collection consists of 10 oblong octavos and 2 standard octavos in printed wrappers measuring approximately 6" x 9", and 3 tall eyelet-bound octavos with printed card covers measuring 8 1/2" x 4". Staples have been neatly removed from one sample book in wrappers (Ta-non-ka Bond), else overall very good or better. A wide-ranging assemblage with numerous examples of writing papers (bond, ledger, etc.) and printing papers (for mimeograph and stencil duplicating machines; and for letterpress, half-tone and offset lithography). Included are specimens from paper mills located in the midwest (Ohio and Wisconsin) and Massachusetts. Established in 1860, the Cleveland Paper Company operated the first steam-powered paper mill west of the mountains (built in 1848) and became the leading manufacturer and distributor of American made papers in the mid-west. The paper sample books collected here date from near the end of its 100+ year reign. In 2015 an employee working at a former Cleveland Paper company building started a large fire that destroyed one building and damaged another after he began grilling hotdogs during his lunch break.A list of all 15 books follows:Oblong Octavos (about 9" x 6")1. Adirondack Bond and Ledger (Watermarked). International Paper Company: New York, N.Y. (22 samples).2. Discovery Bond (Solka Content). Aetna Paper Company: Dayton, Ohio. (10 samples).3. Economic Ledger. Crocker-McElwain Company: Holyoke, Massachusetts. (13 samples).4. Greylock Linen Ledger. L. L. Brown Paper Company: Adams, Massachusetts. (18 samples).5. Howard Mimeograph (Watermarked). The Howard Paper Company: Urbana, Ohio. (16 samples).6. Howard Writing (Watermarked). The Howard Paper Company: Urbana, Ohio. (6 samples).7. Maxwell Bond (Watermarked). The Maxwell Paper Company: Franklin, Ohio. (40 samples).8. Public Service Bond. Taylor-Logan Company Papermakers: Holyoke, Massachusetts. (15 samples).9. Stonewall Linen Ledger. Neehah Paper Company: Neehah, Wisconsin. (11 samples).10. Ta-non-ka Bond. Badger Paper Mills: Peshtigo, Wisconsin. (14 samples: the samples are loose due to the removal of staples, but the book appears to be complete).Octavos (about 6" x 9")11. Certificate Ledger. Crocker-McElwain Company: Holyoke, Massachusetts. (15 samples).12. Line Marque. Rising Paper Company. (10 samples).Tall Octavos (8 1/2" x 4")13. Wheelwright Ionic Bristol. Dove Mill Bristols. Distributed by The Central Ohio Paper Company / The Cleveland Paper Company: Cleveland, Ohio. (8 samples).14. Wheelwright Highlight Coated Bristol. Dove Mill Bristols. The Cleveland Paper Company: Cleveland, Ohio. (5 samples).15. Wheelwright Ionic Blanks. The Cleveland Paper Company: Cleveland, Ohio. (6 samples).

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Nuremberg Chronicle: A Pictorial World History from the Creation to 1493. A Monograph by Ellen Shaffer with a Leaf from the Pirated Augsburg Latin Edition of 1497

      Los Angeles: Plantin Press for Dawson's Book Shop, 1950. Tall quarto. 62pp. One of 300 copies printed by the Plantin Press for Dawson's Book Shop. The leaf is from the portion of the Chronicle on the sixth age of the world. It bears two woodcuts on the recto and six on the verso, each presenting a portrait of a monarch, bishop, or other significant figures to accompany a corresponding biography. The recto has two three-line initials and the verso has seven. The leaf is taken not from the more commonly encountered 1493 Nuremberg edition, but from the "pirated" 1497 Augsburg edition. The volume itself is illustrated with an opening decorative initial and numerous reproductions of the original woodcuts, including the well-known Dance of Death. Ellen Shaffer's extensive essay offers a history of the Nuremberg Chronicle, along with a census of copies in North America of its fifteenth-century editions. Some staining to bottom of leaf with minor wear along fore-edge. Some minor rubbing to extremities and a small tear at top gutter of front paste-down, else a fine copy in blue pictorial cloth boards. Duplicate unsewn gathering of front matter from half-title through acknowledgements laid in. Bookplate. (BCC #20; Chalmers 103, pp. 83-84).

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        HISTOIRE NATURELLE LIVRE II

      Paris: LES BELLES LETTRES, 1950. BROSSURA. BUONO. 14 20. COLLECTION DES UNIVERSITES DE FRANCE USATO

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        "Japan" from Harmonies of the Spheres: 10 Nations Rejoice. Autograph musical manuscript full score arrangement for wind band. Signed. 1991

      An Egyptian-born American composer, performer, ethnomusicologist, and educator, El-Dabh came to the United States in 1950, becoming a part of the New York music scene that included Cage, Varèse, and Hovhaness. He went on to study composition with Krenek, Copland, Dallapiccola, and others. "El-Dabh's compositional style is influenced by Egyptian folk and traditional music. Frequently monodic, his works feature complex rhythms and much use of percussion. His career was launched in 1949 with a highly acclaimed performance of It is Dark and Damp on the Front (1948) at All Saints Cathedral, Cairo. In 1950 he made his début as a solo drummer, under the direction of Stokowski, in the first performance of Tahmeela. Other works include Clytemnestra (1958), One More Gaudy Night (1961), A Look at Lightning (1962) and Lucifer (1975), commissioned by Martha Graham; Sound and Light of the Pyramids of Giza (1960), written for the Cultural Ministry of the Egyptian Government and performed daily at the pyramids; and New Pharaoh's Suite, written for the Cleveland Museum of Art to accompany a visiting Ethiopian exhibit from the Louvre (1996). Spectrum no.1 'Symphonies in Sonic Vibration' (1955) and Leiyla and the Poet (1959) have been recorded." Denise A. Seachrist in Grove Music Online. An early pioneer of electronic music, El-Dabh composed one of the earliest known works of tape music, or "musique concrète," in 1944, The Expression of Zaar. He also scored four ballets for Martha Graham: Clytemnestra (1958), One More Gaudy Night (1961), A Look at Lightning (1962), and Lucifer (1975). Harmonies of the Spheres: 10 Nations Rejoice was commissioned for the Middfest International Celebration in Middletown, Ohio.. Small folio (279 x 215 mm.). Unbound. 5 pp. Notated in pencil on 12-stave music paper, rectos only.

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        Sites et Mirages. Aquarelles et dessins de Albert MARQUET.

      Editions de la Cigogne, Jacques Klein, Paris 1950 - 144 pages. Edition originale. Présentation sous forme de feuilles flottantes. Texte de (Ferdinand Marius Bosco, dit) Henri BOSCO (1888-1976) comportant 47 illustrations d'Albert MARQUET (1875-1947), soit 24 aquarelles reproduites par Louis Caillé enlumineur d'art et 23 dessins gravés sur bois par Pierre Bouchet. Tirage à 225 exemplaires, dont 40 sur vergé de Montval à la main, numérotés de 1 à 40, et contenant une suite de toutes les illustrations, 185 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives à la forme numérotés de 41 à 225. Notre exemplaire du second tirage est justifié 152. En outre, il a été imprimé 25 exemplaires numérotés romain de I à XXV et réservés aux collaborateurs. Ouvrage composé en Bodoni corps 18 et imprimé sur les presses de Pierre Bouchet, réalisé par les soins de Jacques Klein pour les Editions de la Cigogne à Casablanca. Achevé d'imprimer le 28 février 1950 à Paris. Couverture souple, rempliée, lettrage gris-bleu sur le plat, en noir sur le dos. Sous chemise et emboîtement rigides de l'éditeur. Ensemble assez lourd, prévoir éventuel supplément pour les frais de port, catégorie colis environ 3500 g ; nous vous renseignons volontiers. Etat : Très bon, état d'ancienneté. Emboîtement : bon. Chemise rigide : très bon. Couverture souple : bon, légèrement défraîchi. Intérieur : très bon. 33.1 x 25.9 x 4.8 cm 2675g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ABC - Eric Girod]
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        History of Modern Painting from Picasso to Surrealism: :Cubism, Futurism, The Blue Rider, Metaphysical painting, Dada, Abstract art, Purism, The Realist Reaction, The Bauhaus, Poetic Painting, Surrealism.

      Albert Skira 1950 - 210 pp. Pictorial cloth very slightly stained, torn dust jacket, in slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Autobiography. [together with] Ballads and Poems. An Artist's Life; The Second Burst; The Finish; Or, A Rhyming succession of Rhyming digression.

      London: Museum Press Ltd, 1950-57 - Autobiography in 3 volumes, Ballads and Poems in 1 volume. Original red cloth, titles to spines gilt, gilt facsimile of author's signature to front covers. With the dust jackets. Booksellers' tickets to all but volume I of autobiography. Some foxing to edges, volume II of Autobiography with gift inscription to verso of front free endpaper, Ballads and Poems with brown staining to endpapers. Very good copies in the dust jackets, volumes I and II slightly soiled, volumes I and II of Autobiography priceclipped, some creasing and chipping. Photographic frontispiece portraits and 536 black and white illustrations by the artist. First editions, first impressions. Volumes I and III of The Autobiography and Ballads and Poems signed by Alfred and Violet Munnings. With a manuscript letter by Violet Munnings, dated 30 January 1962, giving opening times for Beldon House and studio, alongside other ephemera related to the book and Alfred Munnings, constituting newspaper clippings, a postcard of a Munnings artwork, a thank-you slip for the book, and a French art gallery entrance ticket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        "Adriatica-Italy" from Harmonies of the Spheres: 10 Nations Rejoice. Autograph musical manuscript full score arrangement for wind band. Signed. 1991

      An Egyptian-born American composer, performer, ethnomusicologist, and educator, El-Dabh came to the United States in 1950, becoming a part of the New York music scene that included Cage, Varèse, and Hovhaness. He went on to study composition with Krenek, Copland, Dallapiccola, and others. "El-Dabh's compositional style is influenced by Egyptian folk and traditional music. Frequently monodic, his works feature complex rhythms and much use of percussion. His career was launched in 1949 with a highly acclaimed performance of It is Dark and Damp on the Front (1948) at All Saints Cathedral, Cairo. In 1950 he made his début as a solo drummer, under the direction of Stokowski, in the first performance of Tahmeela. Other works include Clytemnestra (1958), One More Gaudy Night (1961), A Look at Lightning (1962) and Lucifer (1975), commissioned by Martha Graham; Sound and Light of the Pyramids of Giza (1960), written for the Cultural Ministry of the Egyptian Government and performed daily at the pyramids; and New Pharaoh's Suite, written for the Cleveland Museum of Art to accompany a visiting Ethiopian exhibit from the Louvre (1996). Spectrum no.1 'Symphonies in Sonic Vibration' (1955) and Leiyla and the Poet (1959) have been recorded." Denise A. Seachrist in Grove Music Online. An early pioneer of electronic music, El-Dabh composed one of the earliest known works of tape music, or "musique concrète," in 1944, The Expression of Zaar. He also scored four ballets for Martha Graham: Clytemnestra (1958), One More Gaudy Night (1961), A Look at Lightning (1962), and Lucifer (1975). Harmonies of the Spheres: 10 Nations Rejoice was commissioned for the Middfest International Celebration in Middletown, Ohio.. Large oblong folio (280 x 431 mm.). Unbound. 5 pp. Notated in pencil on 16-stave music paper with printed clefs and instrument designation, rectos only. Slightly worn; page 5 in photocopy. Together with a photocopy of the score with performance markings, including tempo indications, in ink, lead, and coloured pencils.

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        "Luxemburg" from Harmonies of the Spheres: 10 Nations Rejoice. Autograph musical manuscript full score arrangement for wind band. Signed. 1991.

      Small folio (279 x 215 mm.). Unbound. 7 pp. Notated in pencil on 12-stave music paper, rectos only. An Egyptian-born American composer, performer, ethnomusicologist, and educator, El-Dabh came to the United States in 1950, becoming a part of the New York music scene that included Cage, Varèse, and Hovhaness. He went on to study composition with Krenek, Copland, Dallapiccola, and others. "El-Dabh's compositional style is influenced by Egyptian folk and traditional music. Frequently monodic, his works feature complex rhythms and much use of percussion. His career was launched in 1949 with a highly acclaimed performance of It is Dark and Damp on the Front (1948) at All Saints Cathedral, Cairo. In 1950 he made his début as a solo drummer, under the direction of Stokowski, in the first performance of Tahmeela. Other works include Clytemnestra (1958), One More Gaudy Night (1961), A Look at Lightning (1962) and Lucifer (1975), commissioned by Martha Graham; Sound and Light of the Pyramids of Giza (1960), written for the Cultural Ministry of the Egyptian Government and performed daily at the pyramids; and New Pharaoh's Suite, written for the Cleveland Museum of Art to accompany a visiting Ethiopian exhibit from the Louvre (1996). Spectrum no.1 'Symphonies in Sonic Vibration' (1955) and Leiyla and the Poet (1959) have been recorded." Denise A. Seachrist in Grove Music Online. An early pioneer of electronic music, El-Dabh composed one of the earliest known works of tape music, or "musique concrète," in 1944, The Expression of Zaar. He also scored four ballets for Martha Graham: Clytemnestra (1958), One More Gaudy Night (1961), A Look at Lightning (1962), and Lucifer (1975). Harmonies of the Spheres: 10 Nations Rejoice was commissioned for the Middfest International Celebration in Middletown, Ohio.

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        Wrapping paper design for the Eifler Seed Company

      Vienna, 1950. Exuberant midcentury watercolor design for wrapping paper to be used by the Viennese seed company Eifler & Company. Rows of brightly colored root vegetables and flowers alternate with lines of text: SAMEN ("seeds") and the name and street address of the supplier. Designer Helga Janetschek-Becker was an accomplished commercial artist, creating packaging for a number of iconic brands, including Salzburg's Mozartkugeln. A surprising survival. Original pen and watercolor design on single sheet of buff paper, measuring 16.5 x 12.5 inches. Adhesive residue from previous matting around unfinished edges.

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        Original Photograph of the Back of Stravinsky's Head!

      - An interesting oversized original portrait photograph of the great Russian composer showing only the back of his balding head, as photographed by the award-winning American photographer and photojournalist Leigh Wiener ca. 1950's. Double-weight semi-gloss print with photographer credit ink stamp and the note "Stravinsky Fore & Aft" on the verso. Significant creases along upper and lower edges with some surface cracks along the bottom, staple at the upper left corner tip, and handling from production use. 9 5/8" X 12 3/8" inches.

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        Ave Maria bei der Überfahrt, 1886. Orig.-Lithographie, gerahmt.

      ca. 1950 102 x 79 cm, 96 x 74 cm, Rahmen etwas berieben, sonst tadell. Das Gemälde (120 x 93 cm) vom Vater Giovanni Sengantini. wurde vom Sohn Gottardo Segantini auf den Lithostein übertragen und abgezogen. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Grafik - vor 1945

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        La Bibliofilía : Raccolta di scritti sull'arte antica in libri, stampe, manoscritti, autografi e legature : Diretta da L.S. Olschki (volumes 52-89, 1950-1987) § Index 26-50 (1924-1948) § Index 51-80 (1949-1978)

      Florence, L. S. Olschki, 1950-1987. Thirty-eight volumes bound as thirty (29.5 cm), volumes 52-73 bound individually, thereafter two volumes are bound together, in harmonious quarter-vellum bindings (some original wrappers discarded). With: Indice venticinquennale 1924-1948 [volumes 26-50] (Florence 1956), (29.5 cm), 217 (7) pp. Publisher's printed wrappers; Indice trentennale 1949-1978 [volumes 51-80] (Florence 1984), (29.5 cm), 161 (1) pp. Publisher's printed wrappers. - A long run (1950-1987) of the leading Italian bibliographical journal, La Bibliofilía. From 1944-1978 editorship of La Bibliofilía was in the hands of Marchese Roberto Ridolfi (1899-1991), "the one great twentieth-century Italian analytical bibliographer" (Conor Fahy), and during his tenure the journal published many outstanding articles. ISSN 0006-0941. Offered with The useful "Indice venticinquennale" (1924-1948) was compiled by Giuseppe Sergio Martini; the "Indice trentennale" (1949-1978) by Clementina Rotondi. ¶ "Exlibris Aleramo Spada" (in volumes 52-68 only). Shelf-wear along edges of the earliest volumes. Loosely inserted in appropriate volumes: "Indici cumulativi dei volumi LI-LII (1949-1950)", 16 pp.; Anni LIII-LV (1951-1953), [24] pp; Anni LVIII-LIX (1956-1957), [16] pp.; Anni LX-LXI (1958-1959), [16] pp.; other volume indices are bound in place. The index "Anni LVI-LVII" (1954-1955) is lacking.

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        Portrait photo from a magazine, signed and inscribed, (Frank, 1915-1998, American Singer & Actor)

      1950 - showing him head and shoulders in naval cap and collar, with his famous half smile, 7¾" x 4¾", dated in pencil in another hand London, neatly cut round and laid down on card 9¼" x 6"

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        Blick auf die Elbe mit Leuchtfeuer oder Signalturm. Farbiges Aquarell und Kohlestift auf Büttenpapier, rechts unten mit *Iwo Hauptmann, 1950 * in Bleistift signiert und datiert.

      Hamburg 1950 - Bildmaß der Darstellung: ca. 27 x 43 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Blattmaß: 32 x 48 cm. Gezeigt wird der Blick am Elbstrand mit Signalfeuer und Anleger auf die Elbe, linkerhand ein Dampfer auf der Elbe. Das schöne und gut erhaltene Blatt am Oberrand unter Passepartout leicht montiert. >>> Ivo Hauptmann: Er war Mitbegründer der KünstlergruppenFreie Secession( Berlin 1914 )undHamburgische Sezession( 1919 ). - Literatur u.a: Der Neue Rump: Hamburgisches Künstlerlexikon, Seite 181f <<< ( Bitte beachten: Bei Auslandsversand können hier erhöhte Portokosten Sperrgut anfallen )

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        Martian Chronicles

      Doubleday.NY 1950 - Doubleday & CO. NY 1950 Signed by author. First 1950 edition. First printing. Hardcover in good condition. Tan cloth Cover has spotty and discoloration places. No marking on pages. Dust Jacket in very good condition. 222 pgs. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Notes on a Horse Thief

      Greenville Mississippi: Levee Press, 1950. Fine. First edition. Decorations by Elizabeth Calvert. A fine copy, issued without dustwrapper. Copy number 499 of 975 numbered copies Signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Die griechischen Landschaften. Eine Landeskunde. Hrsg. unter Mitwirkung von Herbert Lehmann u. Ernst Kirsten. 8 Teilbände in 4 Bänden.

      Frankfurt Klostermann - 1959 1950 - 4° Zus. etwa 2600 S. mit 32 teils mehrfach gefalteten Karten. Orig.-Leinen (Bd 4 mit Orig.-Umschlag). Erste Ausgabe des komplett seltenen Werkes, das wegen seiner "Vollständigkeit und Vielseitigkeit Grundlage und Vorbild für die Arbeiten weiterer Historiker und Archäologen zur Entwicklung des Siedlungsbildes von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart" (NDB 20 S. 399 f.) wurde.- Minimale Gebrauchsspuren. Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Cocktail Party

      London: Faber & Faber, 1950. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. First edition, first state (with the misprint of "you shall see here again" at the top of page 29). Signed by Eliot (without inscription) under his name on the title page. A very near fine copy with just a touch of spotting to the top edge and one small spot of foxing on the front free endpaper. Dust jacket has a few tiny closed tears to the top edge and is lightly toned at the spine. Original price (10s. 6d.) present. First staged at the Edinburgh Festival in 1949, The Cocktail Party was the most successful of Eliot's plays during his lifetime. It opened on Broadway in January 1950, ran for 325 performances, and won the 1950 New York Drama Critics' Award. Gallup A55a.

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        The Chronicles of Robin Hood

      Oxford University Press 1950 - First edition. 280pp. Original green cloth with gilt lettering. Very Near Fine in Near Fine unclipped (8s 6d) dust jacket. Very slight musty smell. Jacket lightly worn at edges but bright and unfaded. A lovely copy of the author's first book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original Kupferstich copper etching: *Die durch Gewalt Umgekommenen*. Aus Dante *Göttliche Komödie, Blatt 89* = Fegefeuer, 6. Gesang. .

      Bildmaß der Darstellung 25 x 18 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Auf Büttenpapier gedruckt. Blattmaß 33 x 26 cm. *Da war auch Benincasa dArezzo, den der wilde Arm des Ghin di Tacco totschlug*. In kleiner limitierter Auflage gedruckt. Variante mit Stocksignatur. Von guter Erhaltung. Salvador Dali bekam 1950 vom Istituto Poligrafico ( der staatlichen Druckerei und Münzprägeanstalt Italiens ) den Auftrag, die Göttliche Komödie zu illustrieren.Dali schuf hierzu insgesamt 102 Aquarelle, die allerdings nicht vom Instituto veröffentlicht wurden. Dali behielt zwar das Honorar und verkaufte die Auftragsabeiten dann für einweitaus höheres Honorar an den französischen Verlag Les Heures Claires. Für die Buchausgabe wurden 100 Motive der Aquarelle von einem ursprünglichen Maß auf 18 x 25 cm verkleinert. In dem Werkverzeichnis Michler/Löpsinger unter der Nummer 1078 verzeichnet. Die Buchausgabe der Göttlichen Komödie mit Dalis Illustration erschien 1959-63 bei Les Heures Claires, Paris in 6 Bänden. Im Jahr 1964 erschien eine italienische Edition bei Arti e Scienze - Salani, Florenz. Dali issued a rare copper etching of each of the Divine Comedy images as a bonus for a small number of special friends of Dali and important Divine Comedy art collectors. . ( Lagerort: Dali-Mappe III ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

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