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        Saint Ghetto des Prêts, Grimoire

      Unpaginated (ca. 116 pp.) artist's book pairing enigmatic prose poems with the author's translations of the same into highly imaginative rebus-like compositions incorporating mathematical symbols, the Hebrew alphabet, musical notation, erotic doodles, sign language and other figurative and non-figurative characters. Paper a bit browned. 4to. Illustrated wrpps. Paris (O.L.B.) N.d. (c. 1950?). First edition. Signed or inscribed "Gabriel Pomerand" in blue ink to front endpaper. "Nous sommes les nouveaux égyptiens," writes Pomerand in the work's introduction, claiming its pictograms as the hieroglyphics of his Lettrist circle. A legendary work in the cannon of avant garde publishing, Saint Ghetto des Prêts pulses with the anarchic energy of post-War Paris.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      New York: Works Publishing, Inc, 1950. Thirteenth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Original navy cloth with gilt spine lettering. First edition, thirteenth printing. Very Good with rubbing to cloth corners and spine ends, crease to backstrip and rubbing to gilt lettering on spine. Pages lightly toned. In a Fair thirteenth printing dust jacket, which is tattered and heavily chipped, rubbed and with several stains. An early printing of the A.A. cornerstone in a fair dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Cocktail Party

      Faber & Faber, London 1950 - The Cocktail Party by T. S. Eliot, First issue, Faber & Faber, London 1950, A first issue with the typographical error on page 29. This very good copy is signed by the author with the printed name crossed through on the title page. This edition of The Cocktail Party is the text of the successful play produced at the Edinburgh Festival in 1949 and repeated at Brighton later that year, preparatory to the season in New York. Several alterations have been made to the text, subsequent to the Edinburgh edition. A list of the original cast is included and the score of the song, One Eyed Riley. Original green cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Spine ends are lightly bumped. The contents are clean and lightly browned. The unclipped dust jacket has minor chipping to the extremities. Labels attached to the interior of the jacket. 8vo 170pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rare And Antique Books PBFA]
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        The Song of Songs which is Solomon's.


      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Les Nouvelles Paroisses du XIXe et du XXe siècles [ à Bordeaux ] [ Manuscrit autographe daté du 1er janvier 1950 ]

      1950 - 1 manuscrit autographe de 8 pp. en 8 ff. (rédigés uniquement au recto) sur papier quadrillé format A4 Manuscrit très manifestement autographe d'après les comparaisons que nous avons pu mener. Le manuscrit, probablement inédit, est ainsi signé : "Saint André de Cubzac, château de Robillard, ce 1er janvier 1950. Alexandre Nicolaï de l'Académie nationale des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Bordeaux. Membre non-résidant du Comité des travaux historiques". Intéressant manuscrit du célèbre Alexandre Nicolaï (1864-1952), érudit et savant auteur de nombreux études régionalistes (dont la fameuse "Histoire des faïenceries de Bordeaux"). Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Photo Album]: Jewish Woman's Family Album

      1950 - Oblong quarto. Measuring 8.5" x 11". String-tied tan cloth with blue flowers over stiff paper boards. Contains 133 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 2.5" and 4" x 6", without captions. Near fine album with some spotting and edgewear with fine photographs,A photo album kept by a young Jewish-American woman in the 1940s and 1950s. The photos are a collection of events throughout her life including family vacations, weddings, and dinner parties. The album opens with the woman and her friends on a ski trip with images of them posing on skis and in their snow suits smiling on the mountain. These are followed by portraits of her family and friends with a group photo of people at a cocktail party. Later in the album there are photos of a co-ed, possibly religiously affiliated, scouting troop, including a hand-colored group photo. There is one photo of young girls in scout uniforms posed as a human menorah. Another shows a religious ceremony inside a synagogue. The album continues with portraits of friends and families, wedding photos, and candids. The album ends with a cute photo of three women posing together on a couch.An nice collection of vernacular photography compiled by a young woman. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1950 - "The Yearling" by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Signed by the author on the front leaf. Illustrated edition with colorful plates by N. C. Wyeth. Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1950. Winner of the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for Novel (Fiction). The book measures 6.75" x 9.5", 400 pages. Bound in publisher's original tan buckram with black and green titling and decorations. Illustrated endsheets. The book is in very good plus condition. The boards are very well preserved with firm edges. Small faint pen mark on the front cover with two light spots on the rear. The spine is sunned with white spotting. The contents are clean, bright, unmarked, and complete. The binding is sound. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory # (H6-80) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ernestoic Books and Bindery]
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        I, Robot

      Gnome Press, Inc., New York 1950 - First edition, wrappered issue, or possibly second printing (see additional information below). Pages browned, two small chips to the wrappers, a very good or a little better copy. One of reportedly 2500 copies (we have also heard the figure of just 200 copies from another source, which seems to be discredited) of the first edition sheets bound up by the publisher in wrappers duplicating the dustjacket art. The intention and publication history of this variant is disputed: it was done either as an "Armed Services Edition" or as a short-lived experiment in paperback publishing. The publisher also issued three other titles thusly, but quickly abandoned the project. One source asserts that these were reprinted in 1951 from the original printing plates (retaining the first edition statement). At any rate this is far rarer than the hardcover issue of the first edition. Basis, or more properly the inspiration, for the 2004 film directed by Alex Proyas and featuring Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, and Alan Tudyk. A rarity, the fragility of the construction assured that few of the copies survived. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Paris, Compagnie Francaise des Arts Graphiques 1950 - 23x2.5x15.5 cm Edition of 180 copies including 23 etchings by Marie Laurencin. Copy n. 91 on pur fil Lana paper.Good Conditions. Edition tirée à 180 exemplaires, comprenant 23 gravures de Marie Laurencin. Exemplaire numéroté 91 sur papier Pur Fil Lana. Dans de bonnes conditions.

      [Bookseller: Amoc Art]
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        nach Goya: El tres de Mayo

       1950. Ölbildca 1950, keine JA; Ölbild auf Leinen, ungerahmt, an ein paar Stellen beschabt und ein paar Kratzer, ansonsten ein sehr schöne Kopie eiens Ausschnitts des berühmten Werkes von Goya125x100cm Versand D: 9,90 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Liber Antiqua Zentraleuropa]
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        Across the River and Into the Trees

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1950. [Together with an advance reading copy.] 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in silver on red ground, vignette to front cover in red, bottom edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Advance copy, bound in pictorial wrappers. Housed in a custom blue cloth solander box, titles to blue label to spine. Bookplate and date inscribed in ink to front pastedown. Spine gently rolled, an excellent copy in the jacket with faded spine and nicks to extremities. Advance copy creased to spine, gently rolled, lightly faded, creasing to extremities; a very good copy. First edition, first impression, published three days before the US edition. With the first state jacket with the erroneous, "Colonel Richard Cantrell", in the blurb, later changed to the correct, "Cantwell". With an advance reading copy bound in pictorial wrappers made from the first state jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: Chapman and Hall, 1950. The first edition set of Waugh's 'Sword of Honour Trilogy'. Volume 1 is good only and bears the name of Eric Newby along with 'This is not your property' to the front endpaper. In a very good unclipped wrapper with a small chip to the spine. Volumes 2 and three are fine books in very good+ wrappers. Volume 3 has light fading to the spine. and volume 2 has a little chipping to the spine tips. Nice association copies.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Signed portrait ("H. Hesse").

      No place, 1950s. - 284:221 mm.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Collection of 27 Intaglio Plaster Casts

      [Rome]: Paoleti Impronte, ca. 1830s. Twenty-seven intaglio plaster casts (measuring from 4 to 7.5cm. in diameter at widest width) mounted within original pig-backed cloth clamshell box, red gilt morocco spine labels, all edges marbled; original manuscript descriptions on pale blue stock mounted to pastedowns. Cloth joints repaired at a later date (possibly ca. 1950) with previous owner's typescript notes mounted to upper and lower covers: "Very Fragile, open both sides very carefully." Casts themselves in Just About Fine condition. Wonderfully preserved collection of plaster lozenges from the company's "Opere Classische" series, including busts (Apollo, Minerva, etc.), full figures, and scenes from classical mythology (Romulus and Remus at the wolf's teat, for example) in fine detail. Paoleti Impronte seems to have exclusively produced such works of miniatures housed in book-like boxes for easy display (see Rune Fredericksen and Eckart Marchand's Plaster Casts (2010), p. 458).

      [Bookseller: L.N. Golay Books]
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        Introduction to]: Reflections in a Golden Eye

      New Directions, New York 1950 - Long galleys of the introduction (only) by Tennessee Williams. 5pp. Fine with scattered red printers marks and dated "11-23-49" on the verso. Williams's introduction for the 1950 New Directions edition of this McCuller novel. From the collection of Edwin Erbe, former publicity director at New Directions. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Poetry London -- Volume 5, Number 20, November 1950

      Editions Poetry), (London 1950 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Sara Facio 1950 - Black & white full length portrait of the writer at work, signed by the artist. [Buenos Aires] c1950. (34.7 x 22.8cm.) Rare portrait of the author at work in his fifties when he was going blind. The photograph was taken at his apartment on the 6th floor of Calle Maipú 994, near Plaza San Martín in central Buenos Aires. Borges lived there with his mother from 1946 until 28th November 1985, when he left for Geneva, where had received his education. He died there on 14th June 1986, never to return to Argentina. Sara Facio (b.1932), noted photographer of cultural personalities, published Jorge Luis Borges en Buenos Aires, [B.A.] 2005. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Hünersdorff Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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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.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Sabra Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Heartwood Rare Books]
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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.

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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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        Picasso Lithographe II, 1947-1949

      Monte-Carlo, Sauret 1950 - 32.5x3x25 cm This volume includes 2 original lithographs by Pablo Picasso on cover and on frontespiece. Copy on velin d'arches. Perfect conditions.Cet ouvrage comprend deux lithographies originales de Pablo Picasso sur la couverture et en frontispice. Imprimé sur Vélin d'Arches. Dans de parfaites conditions.

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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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        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.

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