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        Poetry London -- Volume 5, Number 20, November 1950

      (London: Editions Poetry). 1950. First. Magazine. Octavo. 32pp. Stapled wrappers. Scattered light wear, near fine. Includes the poems "Rural Idyll," "European Revels," and the reprint of "New Year in the Midlands" from issue #19 with corrections, which are the second published appearance by Nobel laureate Harold Pinter, credited here as Harold Pinta, and preceded only by his juvenilia. Additional contributions from Keith Douglas, Henry Moore, Martin Turnell, Iain Fletcher, D.G. Bridson, and many others. Tipped in the rear is the publisher's subscription form, as issued. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Cartes du ciel et de la Lune

      Paris, Girard, Barrère et Thomas, années 1950, , 2 cartes en couleurs, celle de la Lune sous chemise de l'éditeur, 2 Cartes du célèbre vulgarisateur de l'astronomie, l'abbé Moreux (1867-1954). Carte du ciel visible de l'Europe centrale [600 x 750 mm] : "Cette carte contient les Etoiles les plus intéressantes jusqu'à la grandeur de 5 inclusivement, c'est-à-dire les plus belles étoiles doubles accessibles aux instruments de moyenne puissance." Carte de la Lune [550 x 650 mm], série "Les Nations". Carte de la face visible de la Lune, réalisée peu d'années avant les premières photographies de la face cachée. On joint : CHEMLA-LAMECH (Félix, 1894-1962), Carte topographique de la Lune sur 615 millimètres de diamètre, divisée en 9 planches. Toulouse, V. Cazelles, 1934. In-4 de [19] pages, 9 planches en noir reproduisant les dessins de l'auteur. Moreux et Chelma Lamèch faisaient tous deux partie de la Société Astronomique de France.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Photo Album]: Missouri Farm Family

      Missouri 1950 - Small oblong octavo. Measuring 7.5" x 11". String tied flexible black leather over paper boards. A collection of 300 black and white or sepia toned photographs most measuring between 2" x 3" and 4" x 6", some with captions. Near fine with some edgewear with near fine or better photographs. A photo album closely documenting life on family farms in Missouri's Gasconade County, near the city of Hermann between 1920 and 1950. A large majority of the photos are from the late 1920s through World War II. Many of the pictures show posed snapshots of family members, many identified as having Linhardt, Gawer, Krause, Helm, or Bardelmeier surnames. Besides the group photos there are automobiles, houses, and barns from various farms. There is also a series of photos showing harvest time and threshing with horse-drawn wagons, tractors, and steam powered farm equipment. Photos of the surrounding landscape include images of a steel truss bridge, the "bear cave," and various farm animals and pets. Other photos from a Hermann city parade show an all-female marching band and a decorated bicycle and rider. One photo shows a father and daughter playing a banjo and guitar and another shows a girl playing a violin. There is also a 1930s souvenir Christmas card photo of the famous country singing group, The Carter Family, showing A.P., Sara, and a young Maybelle Carter.An extensive look at farm and family life in Missouri over three decades with a vernacular charm and interesting images. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Colloid Chemistry: Theoretical And Applied - INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR

      Reinhold Publishing Corp., New York 1950 - Large open tear to DJ top of front cover and a smaller one bottom of back cover. Several other small open/close tears along the DJ edges with creases. Large close tears along the edges as well. Slight discoloration to pages. Minor wear along the edges of the book itself. Some rubbing wear to DJ covers. Binding is not as tight. THIS IS A HEAVY AND OVERSIZE BOOK. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES. Tips are slightly bent. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Original Letter

      Nairobi Kenya 1950 - Long, excellent 1 pp single spaced typed letter from Nairobi May 15 50 to Dear Bill and all the other Guys. Talking at length about his hunting incidents, incl. hitting a croc with a bow, seeing lions, lion hunting, and about the rhino that he ultimately had to shoot with a rifle. He continues to take chances and have thrills because after all "thrills are what keeps the heart in action." Signed The Old Bow & Arrow Shooter Howard Hill. A great letter. Near fine, one small closed tear on right side. Howard Hill letters are hard to come by. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Chronicles of Robin Hood

      London: Oxford University Press, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The English - Arabic Cookery Book.

      - [Beirut, Dar-Al-Hayat,] June, 1950. 8vo. Wire-stitched into original green printed wrappers, pp. 239, interspersed with advertisements; wrappers very lightly rubbed, even browning due to paper stock. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author, a very rare bilingual (English and Arabic) cookery book with a fusion of British, Imperial and Arabic/Lebanese recipes. The interesting advertisements are sometimes even trilingual, with the occasional slogan in French. From the culinary point of view several recipes are a disgrace: the English lady manages to eliminate everything which makes Middle Eastern cookery delicious: mint, garlic, chilly, parsley, even the salt in houmus. In the preface, the author states that this book is the product of her 30 years in the Middle East. Axford, English Language Cookbooks p. 134. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES together with THE LATER ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES and THE FINAL ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1950 & 1952. Hardcover. Tasteful bookplate on all front pastedowns. Close to Fine copies in Very Good to Near Fine slipcases, the Final Adventures case with some splitting. Somewhat uncommon in this condition. Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget, and others. Eight octavo volumes (6" x 9-1/8") bound in gilt-stamped quarter black linen and wall-paper sides with a cameo decoration reproducing the section of the wall over the mantel in Mrs. Hudson's chambers at 221B Baker Street showing two examples of Sherlock Holmes's prowess in emblazoning the initials of Victoria Regina "in bullet-pocks," with the cameo being a portrait of the shooter smoking his pipe. The definitive text edited by Edgar Smith with an introduction by Vincent Starrett. Designed by W. A. Dwiggins with a selective collation of the original illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget, and others, reproduced as sheet-fed photogravures. The first three volumes are copy #635 of 1500, issued unsigned. The remaining five volumes are copy #1229 of 1500. Complete with both Monthly Letters and a Note about the Cover slips. The complete LEC Holmes.

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        Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered From Alcoholism (The Big Blue Book)

      Works Publishing Inc., Grand Central Annex, New York City 1950 - Stated Thirteenth Printing, February, 1950. Navy full cloth boards, blind-stamped cover title design, crisp gilt spine titles, generally moderate shelf wear, some edge wear. Pages very good, no writing; toning to endpapers, moderate discoloration. Bind fine; hinges intact. Original jacket moderate wear, rub, chip; protected in new clear sleeve. Classic red and yellow striped jacket design w/thirteenth printing stated on spine, front flap. Very attractive. Scarce tangible in near very good condition. In 1938, after about 100 alcoholics in Akron and New York had become sober, the fellowship decided to promote its program of recovery through the publication of a book, for which Bill Wilson (Bill W.) was chosen as primary author. The book was given the title Alcoholics Anonymous and included the list of suggested activities for spiritual growth known as the Twelve Steps. The movement itself took on the name of the book. The Big Book has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. First published in 1939, Alcoholics Anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the dis-ease. 400 pages. Insured post. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Australian book-plates and book-plates of interest to Australia

      Sydney : privately printed [Beacon Press], 1950. The standard edition, liimited to 200 copies signed by the author. Quarto, papered boards in dust jacket (a little chipped at corners and head and tail of spine), pastedown and front endpaper with bookplates of two previous owners, 280 pp, extensively illustrated with bookplates, some of which are original graphics tipped-in; a very good copy of this magnificent showcase of Australian bookplates. Artists include Norman Lindsay, Adrian Feint, Alan Jordan, G. D. Perrottet, and Lionel Lindsay, among many others.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        The Steeltown Strangler

      London: Ward, Lock and Co, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 253pp. Crimson cloth with orange spine lettering. Very Good+ in Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket, a little edge-rubbed but very attractive overall, bright and unfaded. Textblock edges foxed and a little stained, top and bottom edge worn. A very rare late Keeler mystery, the second novel in the Steeltown series following The Case of the Canny Killer with typically completely ludicrous plot, dialogue, and characters.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Driftwind Press of Vermont: A Collection of Books, Pamphlets, and Near-Complete Run of Driftwind Magazine

      The Driftwind Press, North Montpelier, Vermont 1950 - A rare collection of small press materials printed at the Driftwind Press in Montpelier, Vermont, an influential amateur press published by Walter J. Coates, with editorial assistance of W. Paul Cook, and H.P. Lovecraft. The collection consists of a nearly complete run (228 issues) of *Driftwind* magazine ("A Tramp Magazine"), over 70 books and pamphlets, and related ephemera. The magazine collection includes the scarce early issues with printed birch bark covers, and ten (of eleven) issues with first appearance contributions by Lovecraft. Also included is Coates' 1937 Lovecraft obituary and poem, and several first appearance contributions by Lovecraft's fellow science fiction/horror writers August Derleth and Stanton Coblentz.The collection of books and pamphlets includes poems and articles by Coates, W. Paul Cook, and other New England based writers, and several poems and articles of social commentary and political protest, including Sarah N. Cleghorn's first printing of the *Ballad of Gene Debs*. The small collection of related ephemera includes printed broadsides and autographed postcards and trade cards printed by Coates in East Calais, Vermont in the early 1900s, and a few Driftwind press postcard announcements and broadsheet advertisements. Among the magazines and books are a very few ex-library copies (all with light markings), else overall very good or better. The four early issues in birch bark wrappers are near fine, as are the many other issues custom bound in hand-colored wallpaper samples and other hand-decorated and printed paper covers. Many of the books and pamphlets are Inscribed by the authors. All are quite rare, having been hand-set and printed in limited editions, with various custom made coverings.A nearly complete collection of publications from one of the more ambitious amateur press publishers of the early 20th Century that would be very difficult to replicate.A detailed list is available.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        3 Fasane im Winterwald am Gewässer. Ölgemälde auf Leinwand.

      - Bildmaß 49 x 100 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 66 x 123 cm ). Vom Künstler rechts unten mit *L.Klein* signiert, undatiert ( ca. um 1950 ). Gezeigt werden 2 sittzende und 1 auffliegender Fasan im winterlichen Wald an einem Gewässer bei Sonnenuntergang. Guter Zustand. ( Bitte beachten: Hier wegen der Größe kein Versand, hier nur Selbstabholung in meinem Ladengeschäft ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )( Please notice: No shipment possible ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        The English - Arabic Cookery Book.

      

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        La chasse au Snark ("L'âge d'or")

      Paris, Éditions Premières, 1950, , 69 pp, petit in-8, broché, couverture rouge illustrée en noir par Max Ernst, Édition originale, tirage limité à 775 exemplaires, un des exemplaires numérotés, imprimés sur Alfama (après 25 sur Marais Crève Coeur). Traduction nouvelle d'Henri Parisot, spécialiste de Lewis Carroll. 8 illustrations hors texte de Max Ernst. Bords de la couverture légèrement émoussés et dos insolé, sinon bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Household god with large fan. Traditional coloured Shaman temple hanging painted on paper-board for the adornment of a ‘House of Psyche’, or Shamanic shrine. Folded sheets; rolled paper loops attached to top corners, (100.5 x 75.5 cm).

      South Korea circa 1950. - The Household god props up a large fan decorated with 3 seated goddesses and lotus leaves with his left hand, and carries a string of bells with his right; his richly oramented red dress includes a chest panel with 2 cranes; he is accompanied by 2 musicians in coloured robes with traditional instruments. Korean folk paintings on strong paper expressing myths, legends and magic-religious imagery were used in Shamanism, the ethnic religion of Korea. The shamanic deities and their assistants are presented in formal Korean dress. As the worship of Shaman gods and their shrines has much diminished in Korea in the past half century owing to political instability, very few temples and their contents have survived. Shamanic paintings have become sought after and collectable as relics of another era. The hanging is generally well preserved, as also the colouring. Some neat repairs to folds, isolated soot and candle staining, small marginal tears.

      [Bookseller: Hünersdorff Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        The Man Who Sold the Moon

      Shasta, NY 1950 - Signed. First edition, subscriber's state (approximately 250 copies with an additional tipped-in, author signed page, not found in the trade copies, were sent to prepaid subscribers). Quarter bound in beige publisher's cloth with black cloth at spine. Pictorial dustjacket with art by Hubert Rogers. Not price clipped. In protective mylar. Book Condition: Fine: Bright, clean boards. Sharp edges, tight binding. Lightly toned text with heavier tanning along the edges. A handsome copy. / DJ Condition: Very Good Plus: Bright dustjacket. Toning to exterior spine. Slightly rubbed along extremities. Light chipping to head of spine. DJ is toned with moderate shelfwear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Man Who Sold the Moon: Harriman and the Escape from the Earth to the Moon

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1950. Signed by the author, without date or inscription, on the first (blank) page following the front free endpaper. Pages clean except for modest toning in margins and at endpapers, lines of discoloration to the endpapers along the fore- and heel edges, and clear water staining along the foreedges at pp.273-288 without rippling or adhesion; binding is a bit shaken at hinges, but sound; hard cover is faded and water-stained along the front and rear fore- and heel edges, with softening and rubbing at spine ends and free corners, otherwise sturdy, with gold titles at the spine. Dust jacket bears open tearing at both spine ends affecting the author's name and removing the publisher's entirely, as well as smaller open tears or chips at the free corners, some small, brown droplet marks at the upper front and upper spine, toning along the spine and around the flap edges and rear panel, some creasing near the edges, blue and red staining at the left rear, surface wear along foreedges and spine sides, and a short scratch at the middle front, yet remains striking, is unclipped, and is now protected by a clear sleeve. 288pp. A facsimile dustjacket is included.. Signed by Author. First Edition. One-Quarter Cloth. Good/Good.

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        To the voters of Oxford".

      [Oxford, Mississippi: Oxford Eagle,, 1950]. [The Beer Broadside.] Single leaf broadside, printed on recto only. In fine condition. Faulkner's infamous and extremely uncommon "beer broadside" was distributed in his home town of Oxford prior to a referendum on the repeal of a local ban on the sale of beer, implemented in 1944. Faulkner refuted four of the claims made by clergymen in favour of the ban, after they had printed an advertisement in the local paper, the Oxford Eagle, "proclaiming the evils of drinking and the potency of four percent beer" (Blotner, p. 521). The Eagle refused to publish Faulkner's response to the clergymen, but agreed to print his broadside for circulation. It went on to be published in The New Yorker, and was described by editors as "the clearest and most concise prose" that Faulkner had ever written. However, to Faulkner's dismay, the ban was not overturned after Oxford voted 480–313 to renew it. In a follow-up letter to the editors of the Eagle, which they did publish, Faulkner wrote "I notice that your paper has listed me among the proponents of legal beer. I resent that. I am every inch as much an enemy of liberty and enlightenment and progress as any voting or drinking dry either in Oxford ... I object to ministers of God violating the canons and ethics of their sacred and holy avocation by using, either openly or underhand, the weight and power of their office to try to influence a civil elelction" (Moreland, p. 414). The ban was partially overturned in 1972: the sale of beer was allowed, but could not be refrigerated, or sold on a Sunday. The remaining restrictions were overturned in 2013.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        6 Blatt Gelegenheitsgraphiken u.a. Materialien.

      Stuttgart 1950-57. - Verschiedene Formate und Techniken (s.u.) Dabei: I: Weihnachtsgrüße. Faltblatt mit einem gedruckten Gedicht von Katja Hajek (der Frau des Künstlers) und einem montierten Orig.-Holzschnitt (Tannenbäume). Um 1955. 13 x 12 cm. Mit eigenhändiger Widmung von Katja und Herbert Hajek. II: Familie mit Kindern. Orig.-Holzschnitt zur Geburt seiner zweiten Tochter Eva Maria, 1954. 18 x 14 cm. Auf Karton montiert und dort signiert. III: Abstrakte Komposition. Orig.-Holzschnitt zur Geburt seiner dritten Tochter Aurelia Charlotte Carolina, 1957. 14,5 x 14 cm. Auf gefaltetes Kartonblatt montiert. Mit eigenhändiger Widmung von Katja und Herbert Hajek. IV: Familie mit Kind. Orig.-Holzschnitt zur Geburt des ersten Kindes, 1950. 15 x 10,8 cm. Rückseitig handschriftliche Adresse des Künstlers. Kleiner seitlicher Einriss. V: Madonna mit Jesuskind. Weihnachts- und Neujahrsgrüße 1957. Orig.-Holzschnitt. 21,4 x 16,7 cm. Auf Faltblatt mit gedrucktem Gedicht von Katja Hajek montiert. Der Holzschnitt im Unterrand signiert. Mit mehrzeiliger, eigenhändiger Widmung von Katja und Herbert Hajek. VI: Engel. Tabernakeldetail aus der bischöflichen Hauskapelle in Rottenburg (a.N.). Orig.-Photo von der 1953 entstandenen Plastik. Auf Faltblatt mit gedruckten Weihnachtsgrüßen montiert. Von Katja und Herbert Hajek signiert. VII: Christus aus dem Baumstamm. Orig.-Photo mit Abbildung der Holzplastik. 24 x 9,2 cm. Mit beiliegendem Zeitungsartikel über den Verkauf dieses Frühwerks 1991 nach Prag. VIII: Adam und Eva mit der Schlange. Orig.-Holzschnitt zur Heirat von Kurt und Gisela Kugler 1951. Gedrucktes Faltblatt mit vorn aufgedrucktem Holzschnitt, dort signiert. Sprache: de [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1950. First edition, 8vo, 172, (2) pp. Coloured frontispiece and black and white illustrations in the text. Recent green quarter morocco, green cloth sides, very good.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Sobre la libertad de creacion.

      Guadalajara /Mexiko). Ediciones de la Galeria Camarauz. 1950. 19 x 14 cm. 12 unpaginierte S. OEnglisch-Broschur mit Klappenumschlag. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Kurzer Essay über die Schöpfungsfreiheit in der Kunst mit in den Text gesetzten farbigen Siebdrucken, als Künstlerbuch im Handsatz gedruckt anläßlich der ersten Ausstellung Goeritz´in der Galeria Camarauz, seiner zweiten Ausstellung in Mexiko. Vorangegangen war am 3. März 1950 ein Künstlersymposion in der Galeria Arquitac, ebenfalls in Guadalajara, worauf sich der Text bezieht. Enthält eine montierte Abbildungstafel sowie 13 farbige in den Text und auf den Umschlag und die Innenklappen gesetzte Siebdrucke. Erinnert in seiner Diktion an die Künstlerbücher von Joan Miro. Beiliegend ein kleines Konvolut Ephemera der Zeit: 2 Karten der Galerie mit Motiven von Goeritz, \"El Circo\" und \"Salvador de Auschwitz\" ; 1 Katalogeinladung der Galeria Clardecor vom 28.9. - 14.10.1950 mit Skulpturen Goeritz; 1 Einladung der Galeria de Arte Mexicano, 27.3. - 30.4. 1952; 2 Ausgaben des Periodikums \"ariel\", Segunda Epoca Numero Tres / Numero Cuatro. Guadalajara, Jalisco, 1951; 7 Schwarz-Weiss-Fotografien von Skulpturen und Ölarbeiten, verso vom Künstler handschriftlich betitelt, teils von den Fotografen gestempelt; 1 sehr schöne, grafisch gestaltete Weihnachtsgrußkarte von Mathias Goertz mit einer farbigen Grafik, für 1950/51 im Kuvert. Materialien aus der frühen Phase des 1915 in Danzig geborenen, 1941 nach Spanien und 1949 nach Mexiko emigrierten Malers, Bildhauers und Architekten sind nicht nur in Europa heute ausgesprochen selten. Versand D: 3,00 EUR 20. Jahrhundert / 20th Century, Deutschland / Germany, Kunst, Mexiko / Mexico, Künstlerbücher

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        Strangers On A Train

      Cresset, 1950. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Cresset Press in 1950. A very good+ book with one name to the front endpaper and one date to the front pastedown. In a very good unclipped wrapper with a thin piece of paper restoration to the front hinge. Browning to the spine and a little loss to the spine tips and corners. The author's first novel.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        STRANGE ADVENTURES #1 1950 first DC Science Fiction comic book-Destination Moon

      DC 1950 - DC Pre-Code Sci-Fi First Issue. Destination Moon story and movie photo style cover. 1st Chris KL99 by pulp author Edmond Hamilton. Solid copy. Great colors on cover. Complete, no restoration. Condition: VG+

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        Freital-Potschappel, Dresdner Porzellan. 20. Jahrhundert. Fünflichtig, weiße Stoff-Lampenschirmchen auf 4 s-förmig geschweiften Armen unterhalb 1 Mittellichtes, Blattmanschetten, Glashülsen, Deckenstrick und dekorativer Deckenkrone. Polychrom staffierte Blütenauflagen, Reliefvergoldung, Blumengehänge sowie farbige Blumenmalerei. Ca. 50 x 47 cm.

      1950 - Manufakturmarke in Deckenkrone. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        The Nuremberg Chronicle

      Los Angeles: The Plantin Press for Dawson's Book Shop, 1950. Limited edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Folio. (16), 61, (3). One of 300 numbered copies. Finely printed letterpress, some pages in two colors. Blue cloth binding printed in red on the spine and with the boards printed in a pictorial design (based on a woodcut from the Chronicle) and red title. Map end papers, also based on a woodcut from the Chronicle. With a leaf from the pirated Augsburg Latin edition of 1497. The leaf is folio lxix, covering the end of the Fifth age of the world, and concluding with the fall of Babylon. There are 15 woodcuts, 14 of historical figures as well as a 15th larger cut: of a city (Babylon) in ruins. The 14 woodcut figures depict people connected with the Babylonian Captivity: Nabuchodonosor (Nebuchadnezzar), Malachias, Joachim, Sibilla Hellespontia, Balthasar etc. Shaffer has illustrated her monograph with reproductions of woodcuts taken from the first edition of the Chronicle in the copy owned by Benjamin and Geraldine Kelly. Margaret Stillwell allowed the use of her census of the various Chronicle printings in America, which was updated by Shaffer. There is a neat ownership stamp on the front free end paper, and a light offset from a newspaper article on pp. 36-37. (The article has been placed into a mylar sheaf and preserved as it discusses a later edition of the Chronicle from 1970. ) Traces of wear to the edges else this is a near fine copy. With the presentation inscription of the author to collector Robert B. Honeyman whose collection of American Pictorial Material is one of the premier pictorial collections held at the Bancroft Library. Disbound and Dispersed, No. 103.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Gregynog - Gweledigaetheu y Bardd Cwsc Visions of the Sleeping Bard

      Gregynog 1950 - No. 149/175, all original in publsiher's morocco backed decortaed cloth. Close to Fine copy with a little soiling and light rubbing to spine, else exceptionally clean and fresh. No ownership marks. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES together with THE LATER ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES and THE FINAL ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

      Limited Editions Club 1950 & 1952, New York - Eight octavo volumes (6" x 9-1/8") bound in gilt-stamped quarter black linen and wall-paper sides with a cameo decoration reproducing the section of the wall over the mantel in Mrs. Hudson's chambers at 221B Baker Street showing two examples of Sherlock Holmes's prowess in emblazoning the initials of Victoria Regina "in bullet-pocks," with the cameo being a portrait of the shooter smoking his pipe. The definitive text edited by Edgar Smith with an introduction by Vincent Starrett. Designed by W. A. Dwiggins with a selective collation of the original illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget, and others, reproduced as sheet-fed photogravures. The first three volumes are copy #635 of 1500, issued unsigned. The remaining five volumes are copy #1229 of 1500. Complete with both Monthly Letters and a Note about the Cover slips. The complete LEC Holmes. Tasteful bookplate on all front pastedowns. Close to Fine copies in Very Good to Near Fine slipcases, the Final Adventures case with some splitting. Somewhat uncommon in this condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        A Book of Mediterranean Cooking & French Country Cooking - First Printings - Bound in leather

      John Lehmann, 1950. Hardcover. Near Fine. A set of two first edition, first printings of Elizabeth David's 'A Book of Mediterranean Food' and 'French Country Cooking' published by John Lehmann in 1950 and 1951 respectively. Both are near fine books (such is the nature of the books however, there are a few internal stains to the second volume). No inscriptions. Bound in leather with gilt titles and dates to the spine. In a custom-made slip case. A lovely pair of the greatest cookery books produced.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Troublesome Engines.

      Leicester: Edmund Ward, 1950 - Duodecimo. Original green boards, titles and illustration to front board gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine lightly bumped, edges slightly darkened, dust jacket nicked to corners, lightly rubbed. Illustrated by C. Reginald Dalby. First edition, first impression. The Rev. Awdry's fifth book in the Railway Series. With Edward, Gordon, Henry, James and Thomas and the introduction of a new engine, Percy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

      New Directions, Norfolk, Conn. 1950 - The first trade edition, published by New Directions in 1950. This copy has been signed by Tennessee Williiams. A near fine example of the book with a bump to lower board. An uncommonly bright near fine dust jacket. While the first signed, limited edition appears with some frequency - the signed trade edition is considerably less common. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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        The Nuremberg Chronicle

      Los Angeles: The Plantin Press for Dawson's Book Shop, 1950. Limited edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Folio. (16), 61, (3). One of 300 numbered copies. Finely printed letterpress, some pages in two colors. Blue cloth binding printed in red on the spine and with the boards printed in a pictorial design (based on a woodcut from the Chronicle) and red title. Map end papers, also based on a woodcut from the Chronicle. With a leaf from the pirated Augsburg Latin edition of 1497. The leaf is folio lxix, covering the end of the Fifth age of the world, and concluding with the fall of Babylon. There are 15 woodcuts, 14 of historical figures as well as a 15th larger cut: of a city (Babylon) in ruins. The 14 woodcut figures depict people connected with the Babylonian Captivity: Nabuchodonosor (Nebuchadnezzar), Malachias, Joachim, Sibilla Hellespontia, Balthasar etc. Shaffer has illustrated her monograph with reproductions of woodcuts taken from the first edition of the Chronicle in the copy owned by Benjamin and Geraldine Kelly. Margaret Stillwell allowed the use of her census of the various Chronicle printings in America, which was updated by Shaffer. There is a neat ownership stamp on the front free end paper, and a light offset from a newspaper article on pp. 36-37. (The article has been placed into a mylar sheaf and preserved as it discusses a later edition of the Chronicle from 1970. ) Traces of wear to the edges else this is a near fine copy. With the presentation inscription of the author to collector Robert B. Honeyman whose collection of American Pictorial Material is one of the premier pictorial collections held at the Bancroft Library. Disbound and Dispersed, No. 103.

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        Contributions to the Theory of Games.

      Princeton University, 1950, Annals of Mathematical Studies Series volume 24. - H.W. Kuhn and A.W. Tucker, Contributions to the Theory of Games. Princeton University, 1950, Annals of Mathematical Studies Series volume 24. 255x179mm, xiii, (iv), 201pp. Bound in the original orange wrappers. A very nice, fresh copy. First printing. __+__ This is volume 1 of what would become a four volume series, and includes work by: Weyl, Hermann, THE ELEMENTARY THEORY OF CONVEX POLYHEDRA, Pages 3-18 ; Weyl, ELEMENTARY PROOF OF A MINIMAX THEOREM DUE TO VON NEUMANN Pages 19-26; Shapley, L. S. / Snow, R. N BASIC SOLUTIONS OF DISCRETE GAMES Pages 27-36; Brown, G. W. / Neumann, J. von, SOLUTIONS OF GAMES BY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, Pages 73-80; Nash, J. F. / Shapley, L. S., A SIMPLE THREE-PERSON POKER GAME, Pages 105-116. And others. There is a very good review of this work by J. Wolfowitz in the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 57 (1951), no. 6, 495--497 that is available at project euclid. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        How to be a Poet, or, The Ascent of Parnassus made Easy" - Parts 1 and 2, in Circus, Vol. 1, Nos. 1 and No. 2.

      Circus, London. April and May, 1950 - First edition. Small octavo. pp [vi], 56, [2] + [vi], 56, [2]. Original stapled wrappers. The two parts have been illustrated by Ronald Searle, the first illustration being a caricature of Dylan Thomas.Presentation copies, inscribed on the first pages: 1) "for Norman Unger from Dylan Thomas" with an arrow pointing to the caricature. 2) "Norman Unger. Dylan Thomas, New York, 1950". Jean Vallely writing in the Los Angeles Times about the purchase of the great Norman Unger collection says of the noted New York book collector: "Long before anyone had ever heard of Dylan Thomas, Norman Unger was not only at his poetry readings, but also waiting, book in hand, for an inscription. In the collection was a copy of 'Twenty-five Poems', inscribed, 'To Norman Unger, my only collector, Dylan Thomas.'" Cover edges slightly rubbed otherwise near fine copies. Preserved in a custom-made cloth folder, with leather label on the upper panel lettered in gilt, and with the small bookplate of the bookseller and collector Theodore Brinckman on the verso. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Printed and Typed Document Signed and also initialed, 2 pages on two separate folio sheets, Beverly Hills, CA, Oct. 26, 1949

      This document is a "William Morris Agency" contract between Jolson and the talent agency to represent Jolson, "in the television field throughout the world..." for a period ending on "September 30, 1950." The year was originally typed as "1952," but Jolson changed it to "1950" and initialed the change, "A. J." Also initialed by the agency representative. The document sets the terms of the representation and payment. The contract was prepared in the early years of TV so that the new medium and movies are differentiated in the last paragraph. "The term 'television' as used herein shall be deemed to include all methods and devices of every type or nature...by which likenesses, appearances or performances...may be visually presented to persons not immediately present; provided, however, that the direct viewing of motion pictures not designed primarily...for transmission by television shall not be included in the term 'television'...." Jolson signs above his typed name, "Al Jolson." Our document was prepared and signed about a year before Jolson's death from a massive heart attack he suffered after he returned home from performing for the UN troops in Korea in September 1950. Two double punched holes atop each page, staple holes on upper left corner, and a slight diagonal cut along lower empty margin of each page. Lower margin fold on each page with tear at fold on right margin of second page not affecting text. Otherwise, normal aging.

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        Les Douze talismans de pouvoir (Manuscrit).

      chez l'auteur,, Nice, 1950 - 102 pp. manuscrites, illustré de 24 talismans (2 par signe zodiacal) dessinés sur vélin par l'auteur et contrecollés dans le texte. Les talismans sont encadrés de papier doré ainsi que les marges des pages illustrées. FORT RARE MANUSCRIT, (1 des 20 exemplaires mss sans doute, le nôtre non daté ou num.) de cette édition privée et unique de Rolt-Wheeler (1876 - 1960), célèbre astrologue et occultiste, docteur en théologie, qui fût également prêtre anglican et aumônier à New-York pendant 20 ans et fondateur de la revue ésotérique « Astrosophie ». C’est ouvrage est sans doute le plus rare et le moins connu de l’auteur et était strictement réservé à ses plus proches disciples. Nous lisons dans l’avant-propos : « Les Talismans de Pouvoir sont basés sur une synthèse des principes Égyptiens, Cabbalistes, Pythagoriciens, Hermétiques, Gnostiques et alchimiques [ ]. Les vingt-quatre Symboles-Composés qui se trouvent dans ce livre ont été spécialement combinés pour emploi théurgique et zodiacal, et cela en usage personnel; ce sont donc des Talismans. De plus, en raison de leur étroite association avec des Entités Supérieures, ces symboles sont chargés de force spirituelle, ce sont donc aussi des Amulettes dans la signification ancienne du mot. Un symbole (si son nom et caractère sont connus,) est en lui-même une invocation, une prière et une supplication. Les prières ci-inclus (composées par l’auteur mystagogue) adoptent en général la ligne Herméto-Cabbaliste, ayant un caractère universel [ ] ». Rel. plein veau rouge, filet doré d'encadrement des plats et plat sup. titré doré avec le nom de M.R. Dabrainville en queue, dos fleuronné doré titré à nerfs, roulette doréee sur les remplis (rel. très lég. passée avec de petites traces de frottement, charnières intérieures lég. lâches renforcées par une bande de toile gommée crème de conservation). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arca librairie]
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        Vengeance is Mine

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed. First edition stated, first printing. Signed and inscribed by the author on the copyright page "Hi Barry Ze[?] - Now at the turn of the century - we're getting ready to make a movie out of this one! / Mickey Spillane." Good in a Good dust jacket. Lean to spine. Cloth faded at spine, rubbed at edges. Pages toned. Dust jacket is chipped and a bit tattered with old tape repairs made to the verso, and a partial crack along the front spine joint; other folds fragile and starting. First edition, signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Pasiphaë.

      Golden Cockerel Press, London 1950 - No.24 of 100 special copies, signed by the artist. 7 copper engravings by John Buckland Wright. 8vo., original purple vellum over boards with bull device by Buckland Wright in gilt on upper cover, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut in the original cloth slipcase. Very mild fading to spine and a little rubbing to very edges and one tiny place on upper cover, otherwise a very good copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS, ABA, ILAB]
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        Mappe mit 15 kolorierten Blättern [komplett].

      Ohne weitere Angaben [Französisch, um 1950]. - Format 24x30 cm. Eingelegt in einen Pappumschlag im Schuber. Dieser mit einer kleinen Decklevignette (Leda u. Schwan). Der anonyme Künstler führt uns Blatt für Blatt das muntere Treiben in verschiedenen berufsbezogenen Szenarien vor. Einige Beispiele: Schamhaar ondulieren beim Friseur, Penisbraten in der Hotelküche (inkl. Hühnerfick), im Gerichtssaal masturbiert die Angeklagte und der Richter wird von hinten beglückt, auf dem Feld bei der Ernte spielt man Schubkarre, bei der Jagdgesellschaft dürfen die Tiere mitmachen (nur der Hase onaniert still vor sich hin), im Kreissaal wird der Arzt von einem lutschenden Neugeborenen verwöhnt, im Zirkus gibt es wahre artistische Stellungen, und auf einem normalen Pariser Wochenmarkt wird sowieso an allen Ecken gevögelt. Ungemein witzige und respektlose Mappe für Connaisseure. Schuber und Umschlag stärker fleckig. Die Tafeln am Rand teils fingerfleckig, winzige Randläsuren. Bibliographisch nur bei Dutel 2312. ------------------------ Anonyme. Recueil de 15 illustrations en couleurs [complet]. Sans informations supplémentaires [France, vers 1950]. In-4 : 24x30 cm. Chemise avec petite vignette sur le premier plat (Leda et le cygne), étui. L'artiste anonyme nous montre sur chaque planche la vie allègre dans des scènes de professions diverses. Quelques exemples : chez le coiffeur on se fait bouler les poils ; dans la cuisine d'un hôtel on fait un phallus comme rôti ; dans une salle d'audience l'accusée se masturbe pendant que le juge est pris par derrière ; sur des champs pendant la récolte on joue à la brouette ; dans une société de chasse les animaux peuvent participer ( sauf le lapin qui se branle tout seul) ; dans la salle de travail le médecin ce fait plaisir avec un nouveau-né ; dans le cirque il y a des positions vraiment acrobatiques et sur un marché ordinaire à Paris on se donne du plaisir dans tous les coins. Portefolio énormement drôle et irresspectueux, réservé aux connaisseurs. Étui et chemise tachés. Les planches avec taches de doigts aux marges, petites déchirures. Bibliographiquement seule chez Dutel 2312. ----------------------- |English description available on request.| [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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        Tilmans [d.i. Emil-Hendrik Tielemans, 1883-1969?). Dix Ex-Libris érotiques gravés par Tilmans.

      O.O., o. J. [um 1950]. - Motivgröße ca, 16 x 13 cm. Auf Tafeln in 4°. 10 Tafeln mit Radierungen in Sepia / Braun. Eingelegt ein einen Umschlag mit radiertem Titel und stilisiertem Monogramm (THE). Eins von 100 numerierten Exemplaren, jede Radierung vom Künstler signiert (tilmans; in Kugeschreiber). Motivlich geht es um phantastisch überhöhte Phalli, die nackte Frauen erklimmen und auf denen sie gerne reiten. In der Darstellung oft expressiv im Stil 20er Jahre. Mappe etwas berieben und leicht fleckig, hinterlegte Fehlstelle am Rücken. Tafeln minimalst fingerfleckig. Vgl. Galerie Bauer, Exlibris, 9060 (Tilmans; ohne weitere Angaben). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Luci del Varietà. Grande manifesto originale di 1 metro x 2. Il manifesto si compone di 2 fogli.

      Luci del Varietà è un film del 1950 diretto dai registi Federico Fellini e Alberto Lattuada. Nel 1950 Fellini debutta alla regia con Luci del Varietà che dirige con Alberto Lattuada. Oltre alla regia, i due registi si cimentano anche come produttori. Il soggetto della pellicola è un tema che diventerà un classico narrativo di Fellini: il mondo dell'avanspettacolo e la sua decadenza. Il pessimo esito finanziario della pellicola lascia un segno pesante sui patrimoni personali di Fellini e Lattuada e ciò contribuisce a raffreddare definitivamente i rapporti tra i due. Axs

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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes

      London: Geoffrey Bles 1950 - First edition, 8vo, 172, (2) pp. Coloured frontispiece and black and white illustrations in the text. Recent green quarter morocco, green cloth sides, very good.

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        COBRA revue bimestrielle de l'internationale des artistes expérimentaux-N°6 Avril 1950

      Bruxelles 1950 - Bon état génénral.Texte en français.25 pages.Bien complet des gravures de Pierre Alechinsky, Pol Bury,Jan Cox et Van Lint.Manque le supplèment au numéro 6 ( Anders Osterlin "Animal devant une tour et devant le soleil" ).Très rare!!!!! [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Laurent Bouchat Livres d'Art XXe siècle]
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        A Man Divided (Signed By Stapledon And Later Inscribed From Forrest Ackerman To A E Van Vogt)

      Methuen, London 1950 - One Of 3, 370 Copies ( Publisher Out-Of-Print In May 1953.) 187 Pp. Purple Cloth, Gilt. Signed Neatly By Philosopher And Science-Fiction Writer Stapledon Below His Name On The Title Page, And Later Inscribed On The Front Endpaper From Golden Age Literary Agent Forrest J. Ackerman To His Client, Golden Age Science Fiction Writer A. E. Van Vogt (Winner Of The Retroactive Hugo, For "Slan"). Signed Copies From Stapledon Are Scarce, Although Apparently Forrest Ackerman Brought A Number Of Signed Copies Of This Particular Book To America Before Stapledon's Death The Same Year. Ackerman Was A Great Fan Of Stapledon, And Was Involved In Promoting His Trip To The Us. This Copy With A Little Rippling To Cloth On Rear Cover, With Bleed Through Of The Red Color In A Strip 3/8" Wide Along Bottom And Foredge Of Rear Pastedown, No Other Traces Of Damp. Dustjacket Is Unusually Complete With No Chipping, Not Price-Clipped, Just A 1/8" Closed Tear On Bottom Of Front Panel, But Some Rubbing/Dustiness, And Some Fading To Spine Although All Lettering Remains Quite Clear. Included Is Ackerman's Publicity Sheet For Stapledon, One Page, "The Philosopher Of Fantasy", Circa 1949, Mentioning That Stapledon's Next Book Would Be "A Man Divided", The Sheet Signed At Bottom By Mr. Ackerman. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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