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        Shop Display advertising for Fruits and Vegetables

      1950 - Vibrant period pieces by an unfortunately unnamed artist, as shop display advertising for the Retail Fruit Trade Federation Ltd. Incorporated in London 24 Jul 1937, the Retail Fruit Trade fellows were remarkably prescient - the two main banners say "Eat More Fruit and Keep Fit" and "Eat more Vegetables and Salads - The Fruits of the Earth". There are 10 pieces in extraordinary condition, with bright, unsunned colors and a 1950s vibe. Two large banners, "Eat More Fruit and Keep Fit," 35 x 15" and "Eat more Vegetables and Salads- The Fruits of the Earth," 35 x 16 3/4". There are 2 panoramic pastoral scenes- one a pair of horses plowing, man behind guiding them, the other fruit trees in the foreground, with a vista of bounty behind, 22 1/4 x 4 1/2". There are three pairs of corner decorations. One pair is strictly vegetables - lettuce, cucumber, beets, leak, tomatoes, radishes & the other cauliflower, cabbage, peas, beans, brussels sprouts, tomatoes. The 2nd pair is of a boy and girl holding baskets, one filed with grapes, peaches, banana, cherries, plum, apple with an orange tree behind him and the girl with tomatoes, beans, cabbage, cucumber & turnips, measuring 13 1/2 x 16 3/4". The 3rd set are long panoramic views of fields and an ocean liner on the seat with corner decorations of fruit and vegetables, measuring 34 x 8". A couple of borders with slight tears repaired, but overall in outstanding condition, very vibrant and crisp. It is quite unusual to find a complete shop set like this, especially in this condition, clearly never utilized in a display.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Auguste Vestris, le dieu de la danse

      First edition, one of the 25 best scholars on Alfa paper paper, deluxe edition.full leather binding way snakeskin, smooth back, guards and contreplats marbled paper, wrappers preserved and bound in, elegant non-binding signed.Book illustrated with 16 full-page illustrations and 13.Nice copy. Nagel Paris 1950 14,5x23cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        LA FEDE DI UN ASPIRANTE ALLA FEDE

      EDIZIONI DI COMUNITA', 1950. ITALIANO 0,32 Pagine brunite causa tempo, coperta morbida con titoli rossi e neri, ingiallita ai bordi e con fioritura, segni di usura del tempo USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        THE MAN WHO SOLD THE MOON ..

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, [1950].. Octavo,cloth-backed boards. First edition. Short stories forming part of Heinlein's "future history" series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-514. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1645-54. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A sharp copy. (#141048)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        The Log of the Good Ship.

      New York: Standard Oil,, c.1950. Quarto. Original pictorial wraps, side stapled. Illustrations throughout by Dr. Seuss. Pages mildly toned. An excellent and unused copy. First edition, first printing. A 36 page promotional booklet for Esso Oil's marine services designed as a humorous daily ship log.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LARGE LOT OF CIRCUS EPHEMERA - PHOTOS, EPHEMERA & BOOKS

      Various. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1950-1980. Leaves. Photographs; From the Collection of C. P. (Chappie) Fox, founder & director of the Circus World Museum, Baraboo, WI; perhaps the foremost circus historian & author. Incl over 50 8 x 10 photos, (8) books & pamphlets relating to the circus - most inscribed to C. P. Fox by their authors & bearing Fox's ownership signature. Press release memos etc. Ca 1950-1980. Interesting archive. 14 pounds. ; 14 .

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        The Living Animals (Complete Set of 8 Vols.)

      UK: Cassell & Co., 1950s The First UK Printings published by Cassell & Co. Ltd in the early 1950's (n.d.) and printed at the Curwen Press. A complete set of the 8 Vols., all of which are in Very Good++ condition. Softcover format. Staples slightly rusty. Covers are a little marked and toned with a little creasing in places. Internally clean being free from erasures and inscriptions. Wonderful B/W and full page colour illustrations by the author throughout. Subsequently published at a later date in a one volume hardback edition by Cassell. This set is a scarce survivor and collectible with such attributes. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        TERME DI CARACALLA PROGRAMMA TEATRO DELL'OPERA STAGIONE LIRICA 1950

      UFFICIO STAMPA TEATRO DELL'OPERA, ROMA 1950 - INTERLINGUE Guida al programma teatrale, in questo caso la Madama Butterly di G.Puccini, in italiano, tedesco, inglese e francese, illustrazioni in nero e pubblicità dell'epoca, copertina morbida con lievi segni del tempo

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        Memory Requirements in a Telephone Exchange. Bell Telephone System Technical Publications, Monograph 1758

      New York: Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1950. First Separate Edition. Stapled wraps. Near Fine. First Separate Edition. 4to., pp. 7; original printed wrappers; ex-library stamp (dated Nov 21, 1950); perforations for ring binder as issued; near fine. First separate issue, October 1950. Originally published in the Bell System Technical Journal Vol. 29, pp. 343-349, July 1950. The Bell Telephone System Technical Publications Monograph series was primarily distributed to libraries that subscribed to the series. Stapled wraps. "In discussing the memory requirements of a telephone exchange, Shannon derived a 'Separate memory" formula, M=2SlogN, which he interpreted in terms of information theory" (Origins of Cyberspace 883, quoting Shannon 1993, no. 56). First printed in the July 1950 issue of the Bell System Technical Journal, this Monograph was issued in October 1950. Often erroneously referred to as offprints, the Monograph series was not published in most cases contemporaneously with the original publications. The series also included work by Bell System employees that were first published outside the Bell System umbrella. They are, however, usually the first separate publication, and are thus highly prized by collectors since offprints in the traditional sense were not produced in the Bell System as far as we are aware. Shannon Collected Papers #56 referring to the Bell System Technical Journal (not Monograph) issue.

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        A Little Stone

      London: John Lehman. (1950). First. First edition, first issue binding. Small bookstore label front pastedown, else fine in a near fine dustwrapper with slight tanning at the spine. A nice copy of this collection of stories. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A Little Stone: Stories

      London: John Lehmann, 1950, 1950. First edition. A fine copy in a fine, bright dust jacket.. 8vo, original green cloth, gilt lettering. Bowles second book, a collection of 12 short stories. From the library of Burton Weiss.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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        A Little Stone

      London: John Lehman. (1950). First. First edition, first issue binding. Small bookstore label front pastedown, else fine in a near fine dustwrapper with slight tanning at the spine. A nice copy of this collection of stories. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        TEATRO. El Hombre Deshabitado. El Trebol Florido. La Gallarda.

      Losada,, Buenos Aires 1950 - 14.7x20.7. 213pp. 1h. Hermosa dedicatoria a Margarita Xirgú: "A Margarita: Con todo mi amor, su amigo y admirador eterno Rafael Alberti. Montevideo 1957", con un dibujo a pluma. Desperfectos en el lomo, falta una esquina en la hoja de respeto (la dedicatoria está el la portadilla.) Alberti conocía, y tenía una gran deuda con la Xirgú desde que aceptó tomar el papel de la Virgen - siendo ella la primera actriz de España, y él un joven poeta relativamente desconocido, estrenando su primera obra de teatro, en el políticamente explosiva 'Fermín Galán' en 1931. Más adelante estrenaría sus 'Numancia' y 'El Adefesio'. La tercera de las obras en esta colección, 'La Gallarda', fue escrita para Margarita, pero ella se negó a aceptar el papel alegando: "Ya no tengo edad para tener gallardía." [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        Vier schöne neue Weihnachts-Lieder. Das Erste: Im Himmel beim Christkind sind Freuden soviel. - Das Zweite: Grüß eng Gott Hüata-Buam auf grüner Haid. - Das Dritte: Liebste Freunde wir euch danken, tausendfaltig. - Das Vierte: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht, alles schläft. [Sechs Strophen].

      Steyr, gedruckt und zu haben bei Joseph Greis o.J. 10,5 x 17 cm. (8) S. (einschl. Titel). Mit einer Holzschnitt-Vignette (m. hl. Anna, die von Maria das Jesuskind entgegennimmt, oben Gottvater und hl. Geist). Fadengeheftet ohne Umschlag (wie erschienen). Braunfleckig u. abgegriffen, Titelblatt m. 2 kl. Eckausrissen (ohne Textverlust) u. Wachsfleck. \"Blöchl, Melodiarium zu W. Paillers etc. Tl.1, Nr.67 (unter dem ersten abgedruckten Lied `Im Himmel etc`); Hess, Alois. Steyr eine alte Druckerstadt. Geschichte u. Bibliographie. Diss. 1950. Nr. 890; Durstmüller I, 315 (zu Joseph Greis). - Sehr seltene Flugschrift. Frühester bekannter Druck von ?Stille Nacht?, noch vor der bis dato als Erstdruck bezeichneten Dresdner Ausgabe von 1833 erschienen. Für uns waren weltweit nur zwei Exemplare im Oberösterreichischen und im Wiener Volksliedwerk nachweisbar (OVLW HL 47/90; WVLW IDN: 11874). - Das Weihnachtslied von Joseph Mohr (Text) und Franz Gruber (Musik) wurde am Weihnachtsabend 1818 in der Dorfkirche von Oberndorf bei Salzburg erstmals aufgeführt. Über Zillertaler Singgruppen (Geschwister Strasser) verbreitete sich das Lied als vermeintliches Tiroler Volkslied nach Deutschland. In der Dresdner Ausgabe von 1833 mit dem Titel ?Vier ächte Tyroler Lieder? findet sich `Stille Nacht!` bereits mit weitgehenden textlichen Veränderungen. Ein Vergleich mit dem Autograph aus der Hand von Joseph Mohr und der `Zillertaler Fassung` zeigt, dass bei unserem Druck spätere textliche Varianten noch nicht vorliegen. Es handelt sich zweifelsfrei um eine frühere Textstufe als in den später bekannt gewordenen Drucken. In der Fassung der Geschwister Strasser ist beispielsweise das Lied auf drei Strophen reduziert (die erste, zweite und sechste des Mohrschen Gedichts) und der Sangbarkeit wegen mit textlichen Abweichungen versehen (so wurde etwa aus `das traute heilige Paar` zu `das traute hochheilige Paar`; `schlafe` zu `schlaf` etc.). Eine Besonderheit des vorliegenden Druckes, die sich entweder auf mündliche Überlieferung oder einen Druckfehler zurückführen lässt, ist in der 5. Strophe zu finden: aus `In der Väter urgrauer Zeit / Aller Welt Schonung verhieß` wurde in vorliegendem Druck `In der Väter uralter Zeit / Aller Welt Schwung versprach`. \"\"Nicht nur Bücher, sondern auch Lieder haben ihre Schicksale! Und das Merkwürdigste an demjenigen unseres Weihnachtsliedes ist, daß F. Gruber seine Komposition nie veröffentlicht hat; sie wurde im Salzburger Land und im nahen Bayern hier und da nach Abschrift, meist aber nach dem Gehör gesungen. [] Kurz vor Weihnachten 1833 kamen die vier Geschwister Straßer aus dem Zillerthal nach Leipzig, trugen das `Stille Nacht` [] vor []. R. Friese in Dresden ließ das Lied den trefflichen Natursängern treu nachschreiben und Dr. Gebhardt nahm es in den `Musikalischen Jugendfreund` auf, dem bald Kocher in seiner `Zionsharfe` folgte.\"\" (Josef Bletzacher, Geschichte eines deutschen Liedes. In `Die Gartenlaube` 1891, Heft 6 S. 98). - Joseph Greis übernahm die Druckerei in Steyr 1804, seit 1827 arbeitete er auch als Buchhändler. Der vorliegende Druck ist damit wohl nach 1827 und vor 1833 zu datieren. Greis starb 1835, zwischen 1835 und 1837 lautete der Firmenname auf Josef Greis d.J. 1837 ging die Druckerei schließlich durch Kauf an Michael Haas aus Wels. Hess erwähnt, dass zahlreiche Magistratsbescheide erhalten sind, die darüber Auskunft geben, dass Joseph Greis wiederholt aufgefordert wurde \"\"seinen Verpflichtungen\"\" zur \"\"Beibringung der Pflichtexemplare [an die öffentlichen Bibliotheken]\"\" nachzukommen und auch bei den zahlreichen von ihm verlegten Lied-Flugblättern mit der Zensurbehörde in Konflikt kam. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Weihnachten, Lied, Salzburg, Oberösterreich, Volkslied, Musikgeschichte

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Pittsburgh and Vicinity Featuring Transit Lines and House Numbers

      Geographia Map Co, London - Folding map. Page measures 33" x 22" This beautiful large scale map of Pittsburgh was issued in circa 1950 by the Geographia Map Co. Inc. Printed on both sides, the recto of the map covers from Fox Chapel south to Baldwin Township and from Braddock Boro to St. Clair and continues on verso from Knoxville to Rosslyn Farms. Incredible detail throughout notes bus lines, railroads, trolley lines, roads, streets, house numbers, cemeteries, parks, important buildings, and a host of additional topographical features. The map was produced under the direction of Alexander Gross and published by the Geographia Map Co., Inc. In good condition with wear along original folds, Minor foxing and staining. Lower left margin side and bottom shows tape repair with old tape on verso and tape burn visible on recto. Lower left margin exhibits some loss extending onto border. The Geographia Map Co. was originally a London based publishing firm founded by Alexander Gross. Active between 1910 and 1985, the company opened offices in New York at 11 John Street, from where it published plans of various cities in the United States. It was later acquired by Harper Collins. This is a great example of one of their maps.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Across the River and into the Trees

      Jonathan Cape 1950 - First Edition, First Printing. An attractive dustjacket with light wear to the spine and edges. The book is in great condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are solid with minor wear to the edges. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION that precedes the American edition by a few days. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Pittsburgh and Vicinity Featuring Transit Lines and House Numbers

      London: Geographia Map Co. unbound. Folding map. Page measures 33" x 22" This beautiful large scale map of Pittsburgh was issued in circa 1950 by the Geographia Map Co. Inc. Printed on both sides, the recto of the map covers from Fox Chapel south to Baldwin Township and from Braddock Boro to St. Clair and continues on verso from Knoxville to Rosslyn Farms. Incredible detail throughout notes bus lines, railroads, trolley lines, roads, streets, house numbers, cemeteries, parks, important buildings, and a host of additional topographical features. The map was produced under the direction of Alexander Gross and published by the Geographia Map Co., Inc. In good condition with wear along original folds, Minor foxing and staining. Lower left margin side and bottom shows tape repair with old tape on verso and tape burn visible on recto. Lower left margin exhibits some loss extending onto border. The Geographia Map Co. was originally a London based publishing firm founded by Alexander Gross. Active between 1910 and 1985, the company opened offices in New York at 11 John Street, from where it published plans of various cities in the United States. It was later acquired by Harper Collins. This is a great example of one of their maps.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        In a Lonely Place

      London & Brussels: Nicholson & Watson Ltd.,, 1950. Octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. With the dust jacket. Ink stamp to front free endpaper. Spine ends lightly faded, spine gently rolled, pale browning to edges, some open tearing to jacket with loss of text to one letter on spine, a very good copy in the jacket. First UK edition, first impression; first published in the US in 1947, the basis of the classic film noir starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame in 1950.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        CEYLON

      Lincolns - Prager Publishers Ltd. 1950 - London: Lincolns - Prager Publishers Ltd. (1950). 255 pp. Introduction by L.C. Van Geyzel. Technical note by Bernard G. Thornley. Hardcover w/ dust jacket. Dust jacket worn at edges, points, and seams with large chips to the top inch of the spine. There is also a large reddish stain to the rear panel. Spine quite soiled. Personal library stamp on the title page, and a large inscription on the first fly leaf. Edge points worn to boards. There is some staining to the verso of the last five illustrations (not affecting the actual plates -- just on the rear). Some scattered foxing throughout, not affecting the plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Parnassus Book Service, Inc]
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        Original art work for the dust jacket to 'High Spirits' by Nigel Tranter, published by Collins in 1950. I particularly like the barrel of xxxx whisky under the arm.

      Image size is 10 inches by 12 inches approx. Modern frame and mount. Not examined out of the frame - the verso of the image could well be marked up and include details of the artist.

      [Bookseller: The Antiquarian Book Company]
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        Heartbreak Valley

      Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, London 1950 - 19cm, 160pp, d/w - price-clipped, mariginal rubbing and small nicks. Boards with some fading, pastedowns with some bubbling and they are also a little foxed. Small unobtrusive name to flyleaf. Good overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Archway Books]
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        HYDROELECTRIC HANDBOOK (HYDRO-ELECTRIC)

      New York: John Wiley & Sons. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1950. Second Edition. Hardcover. Greatly expanded edition (first was 1927). Green cloth, blindstamped Wiley logo on front, gilt spine lettering, well-illustrated with maps, charts, tables, etc., many fold-outs. Hydroelectric on title page; Hydro-Electric on front cover. ; 6" x 9"; xxxii, 1151 pp; Slight cover wear, crease on spine, solid hinges, wrinkling to some of the fold-outs, prior owner name inked on FFEP, pages clean and unmarked. .

      [Bookseller: Andrew Langer, Bookseller]
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        Large photo by RKO Radio, signed and inscribed, (John, born Marion Robert Morrison, 1907-1979, American film actor, director, and producer)

      1950 - "Good Luck", showing him half length in profile, on horseback, with a flag behind him, 10" x 8", no place, no date, circa slight creasing on bottom edge Probably in the film 'Rio Grande'

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Cartoon Slides.

      No place or date, [but 1950s]. - Oblong 4to. 20 pp. on 20 ff. The story of Sinbad (Sindbad) comes from the "Arabian Nights", where he is as-Sindbad al-bahri" in Arabic.' The present group comprises twenty hand-coloured cartoon slides of Sinbad's adventures, telling the story very nicely with captions in English. - In excellent condition. - From the Collection of John Herzog.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Wolf Leader

      Philadelphia: Prime Press, 1950 - Originally serialized in Weird Tales in 1932, this translation has been edited by L. Sprague de Camp. Chalker & Owings call it "one of the best werewolf novels ever written. " Issued in an editiion of only 1, 500 copies. With striking endpapers and interior illustrations by Mahlon Blaine. A very good plus copy in a nice example of the gorgeous green and lavender dustwrapper, which has a small chip and associated tear to the top edge of the front panel and a few other faults. A beautiful and surprisingly rare book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

      1950. First Edition . Signed. WILLIAMS, Tennessee. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone. (New York): New Directions, (1950). Octavo, original half vellum, original patterned boards, original acetate, original slipcase with paper label. $1500.First edition, one of only 500 specially bound copies signed by Williams on the limitation page.Williams wrote that his goal in The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone “was to arouse compassion for a sensitive nature, and how the awful obsession with power and fame change a once fine person into a caricature.” His friend Donald Windham called it Williams' “first fictionalized self-portrait after his success— and it displays a hair-raising degree of self knowledge” (Spoto, The Kindness of Strangers, 166). Crandell A.9.1.a. Acetate fine. Book lovely and near-fine, with only mild toning to spine. Slipcase expertly restored.

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        Classical Vinyl - Record - LP - Collection of Irish - Scottish Artist Bill Crozier. c. 380 LP's and Box - Sets of excellent classical recordings Crozier listened to during his work in his studio. Classical Music was part of his inspiration. / The collection includes many recordings of Tenors, Arias, Opera, etc. and comes together with several exhibition - catalogues of his work as well as one vintage photograph of Bill Crozier by irish photographer John Minihan. / Some rarer recordings include: Prokofiev - The Gambler / Count John McCormack - The Gentle Minstrel / The Art Shaliapin / H.J.Syberberg - Parsifal - Richard Wagner / Dvorak - The Great Symphonies and Concertos - Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam - Sir Colin Davis / Modest Mussorgsky - Boris Godunov / Georges Bizet - Carmen - Vincenzo Bellezza / The Art of Beniamino Gigli / Herbert von Karajan - Claude Debussy Pelleas at Melisande / Les Introuvables du Chant Wagnerien / Richard Wagner - Lohengrin - Konya - Amara - Gorr - Hines - Dooley - Leinsdorf / Count John McCormack - The Years of Triumph / Sir Georg Solti - Wagner und die Walkuere / Riccardo Chailly - Stravinsky - The Rake's Progress / London Sinfonietta Chorus / Bernard Haitink - Gustav Mahler - Complete Symphonies - Die 10 Sinfonien / Verdi - Alfredo Kraus - Rigoletto / etc. etc.

      1950. London and others, c.1950 - 1990. Vintage Viny Records. Very good condition. Few records with paint stains from Crozier handling the records while painting. Including world wide free shipping.

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        Vier schöne neue Weihnachts-Lieder. Das Erste: Im Himmel beim Christkind sind Freuden soviel. - Das Zweite: Grüß eng Gott Hüata-Buam auf grüner Haid. - Das Dritte: Liebste Freunde wir euch danken, tausendfaltig. - Das Vierte: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht, alles schläft. [Sechs Strophen].

      10,5 x 17 cm. (8) S. (einschl. Titel). Mit einer Holzschnitt-Vignette (m. hl. Anna, die von Maria das Jesuskind entgegennimmt, oben Gottvater und hl. Geist). Fadengeheftet ohne Umschlag (wie erschienen). Braunfleckig u. abgegriffen, Titelblatt m. 2 kl. Eckausrissen (ohne Textverlust) u. Wachsfleck. Blöchl, Melodiarium zu W. Paillers etc. Tl.1, Nr.67 (unter dem ersten abgedruckten Lied Im Himmel etc) Hess, Alois. Steyr eine alte Druckerstadt. Geschichte u. Bibliographie. Diss. 1950. Nr. 890 Durstmüller I, 315 (zu Joseph Greis). - Sehr seltene Flugschrift. Frühester bekannter Druck von ?Stille Nacht?, noch vor der bis dato als Erstdruck bezeichneten Dresdner Ausgabe von 1833 erschienen. Für uns waren weltweit nur zwei Exemplare im Oberösterreichischen und im Wiener Volksliedwerk nachweisbar (OVLW HL 47/90 WVLW IDN: 11874). - Das Weihnachtslied von Joseph Mohr (Text) und Franz Gruber (Musik) wurde am Weihnachtsabend 1818 in der Dorfkirche von Oberndorf bei Salzburg erstmals aufgeführt. Über Zillertaler Singgruppen (Geschwister Strasser) verbreitete sich das Lied als vermeintliches Tiroler Volkslied nach Deutschland. In der Dresdner Ausgabe von 1833 mit dem Titel ?Vier ächte Tyroler Lieder? findet sich Stille Nacht! bereits mit weitgehenden textlichen Veränderungen. Ein Vergleich mit dem Autograph aus der Hand von Joseph Mohr und der Zillertaler Fassung zeigt, dass bei unserem Druck spätere textliche Varianten noch nicht vorliegen. Es handelt sich zweifelsfrei um eine frühere Textstufe als in den später bekannt gewordenen Drucken. In der Fassung der Geschwister Strasser ist beispielsweise das Lied auf drei Strophen reduziert (die erste, zweite und sechste des Mohrschen Gedichts) und der Sangbarkeit wegen mit textlichen Abweichungen versehen (so wurde etwa aus das traute heilige Paar zu das traute hochheilige Paar schlafe zu schlaf etc.). Eine Besonderheit des vorliegenden Druckes, die sich entweder auf mündliche Überlieferung oder einen Druckfehler zurückführen lässt, ist in der 5. Strophe zu finden: aus In der Väter urgrauer Zeit / Aller Welt Schonung verhieß wurde in vorliegendem Druck In der Väter uralter Zeit / Aller Welt Schwung versprach. "Nicht nur Bücher, sondern auch Lieder haben ihre Schicksale! Und das Merkwürdigste an demjenigen unseres Weihnachtsliedes ist, daß F. Gruber seine Komposition nie veröffentlicht hat sie wurde im Salzburger Land und im nahen Bayern hier und da nach Abschrift, meist aber nach dem Gehör gesungen. [] Kurz vor Weihnachten 1833 kamen die vier Geschwister Straßer aus dem Zillerthal nach Leipzig, trugen das Stille Nacht [] vor []. R. Friese in Dresden ließ das Lied den trefflichen Natursängern treu nachschreiben und Dr. Gebhardt nahm es in den Musikalischen Jugendfreund auf, dem bald Kocher in seiner Zionsharfe folgte." (Josef Bletzacher, Geschichte eines deutschen Liedes. In Die Gartenlaube 1891, Heft 6 S. 98). - Joseph Greis übernahm die Druckerei in Steyr 1804, seit 1827 arbeitete er auch als Buchhändler. Der vorliegende Druck ist damit wohl nach 1827 und vor 1833 zu datieren. Greis starb 1835, zwischen 1835 und 1837 lautete der Firmenname auf Josef Greis d.J. 1837 ging die Druckerei schließlich durch Kauf an Michael Haas aus Wels. Hess erwähnt, dass zahlreiche Magistratsbescheide erhalten sind, die darüber Auskunft geben, dass Joseph Greis wiederholt aufgefordert wurde "seinen Verpflichtungen" zur "Beibringung der Pflichtexemplare [an die öffentlichen Bibliotheken]" nachzukommen und auch bei den zahlreichen von ihm verlegten Lied-Flugblättern mit der Zensurbehörde in Konflikt kam. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

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        THE ROBOT SERIES (I ROBOT, THE CAVES OF STEEL, THE NAKED SUN, THE REST OF THE ROBOTS) ¿ ISAAC ASIMOV, SIGNED WITH LAID IN SIGNATURE

      GNOME PRESS, AND DOUBLEDAY 1950 - STATED First Edition, First Printings of the complete Four Titles of Asimov's Robot series, I ROBOT, THE CAVES OF STEEL, THE NAKED SUN and THE REST OF THE ROBOTS A very handsome set of the four books in the Robot series, ONE SIGNED ON A LAID IN SIGNATURE, presenting well on the shelf. Each book is in beautiful near fine clean, crisp condition with near fine original dust jackets. I Robot has a laid in bold signature by Asimov. A stunning signed set of FOUR books which is the complete Robot Series, scarce in this condition, and impossible to locate Gnome Press, New York, 1950 Doubleday & Company, New York, 1954 Doubleday & Company, New York, 1957 Doubleday & Company, New York, 1964 I ROBOT: Stunning clean, near fine book with a original near fine vibrant dust jacket, beautifully signed on a laid in signature by Isaac Asimov in black ink. The book is in beautiful condition with crisp red boards. The binding is tight and square. One corner bump. The end papers have a neat laid in signature boldly SIGNED by Isaac Asimov in black ink. The internal pages are clean, bright and flat appearing as unread!.The original first edition dust jacket is in stunning condition having benefited from some very slight restoration by an expert paper conservator and presents as a near fine example. The jacket is bright with vibrant colors. This stunning dust jacket has No rips, No chips, No edgewear, No stains, No rubbing and No foxing. Even the white rear panel and flaps are still a bright white with just a hint of toning! The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $2.50. THE CAVES OF STEEL: The true First printing of this title requires the first edition statement. Beautiful near fine crisp, clean book with a near fine jacket. The book is in near fine condition with bright blue boards, and red unfaded titles to the spine.The book has clean boards with no corner bumps, but with an edge bump along bottom. The end papers are clean, with an tiny stain, The internal pages are crisp, clean and bright. The bright original dust jacket has benefited from very slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper conservator and presents as a near fine example.The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $2.95. THE NAKED SUN: The true First printing of this title requires the first edition statement. Beautiful near fine crisp, clean book with a near fine jacket.The book is in near fine condition with bright yellow boards, and red unfaded titles to the spine.The book has clean boards with no corner bumps, but with an edge bump along bottom.The end papers are clean with a very faint paper clip stain, The internal pages are crisp, clean and bright.The bright original dust jacket is unrestored. The jacket has strong vibrant colors and with only a tiny 2mm intact tear. The jacket has No edgewear, No chips, No rips, No rubbing, No stains, No tears and No foxing, and has the typical fading of titles to the spine. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $2.95, with a residual slight paper clip crease THE REST OF THE ROBOTS The true First printing of this title requires the first edition statement. Not the common bookclub and not a later edition. Please see the image of the copyright page. Collection of eight robot stories not in I, Robot , plus reprints the Caves Of Steel and The Naked Sun. Beautiful clean, crisp near fine book with a beautiful jacket.The book is in great condition with, grey cloth boards, with black box and bright orange titles to spine.The original unrestored has some light creasing along the stop of the spine, otherwise the jacket has strong vibrant colors with some of the typical fading to the orange title on the spine. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.( PLEASE NOTE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WILL BE $100 AND WILL SHIP VIA UPS) Please see our Abe store for additional SciFi listings [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [de la Mare, Walter- Two Copies, Presented by de la Mare to his Secretary, with Holograph Poems] Inward Companion [two copies]

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1950. First edition. 8vo. Original blue wove cloth, printed dust wrappers. Offered here are two copies of his book, "Inward Companion," inscribed by de la Mare to his secretary of over ten years, Marie Lamigeon, with holograph poems. One was then given by Lamigeon to her mother (inscribed 1950). That copy, with holograph inscription containing the poem, "Frescoes in Old Church," eleven lines, and signed at the bottom, "Walter de la Mare with affectionate remembrances, November 950" [i.e. 1950], near fine with some tears to wrapper and minor loss at top. The other copy with fine wrapper, "To Marie/ with love from WM [i.e. his shorthand signature with two dots]/ Christmas 950 [i.e. 1950] / Afraid/,Ó folllowed by four-line quatrain. Scarce and interesting association item.

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        A Dictionary of the Underworld: British & American (Signed by Eric Partridge)

      Theodore Brun Limited, London 1950 - The 1950 Limited Deluxe Edition, which was issued simultaneously with the trade edition. 250 copies were issued in the Limited Deluxe Edition but this copy specifically is among the first 100 copies in the limitation (#21), which were the only ones Eric Partridege signed. Bound in a full dark-leather as well and includes bright gilt-design and lettering along the front panel and spine respectively. A bit of light scuffing to the panels and light wear along the spine ends. Still though, solidly VG to VG+ and very presentable. Thick octavo, 804 pgs. In a long, wonderful career of offering up linguistic (and lexical) oddities, this remains one of Eric Partridge's most beloved works. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        De West-Toradjas op Midden-Celebes (4 delen) / De Oost-Toradjad van Midden-Celebes (3 delen) / De Bare'e sprekende Toaradjas van Midden-Celebes (de Oost-Toradjas). Platen en kaarten. (Totaal: 8 banden)

      Amsterdam, N.V. Noord-Hollandsche Uitgevers Maatschappij 1950 - 8 banden. De 7 delen over de West- en de Oost-Toradjas zijn (opnieuw) gebonden in rode half leren banden. Het verzamelalbum met de losse platen is gebonden in half linnen. Fraaie set

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat de Roo]
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        Shakespeare's Twelfth Night: Original Costume Designs with Cloth Swatches

      Collection of ten original costume designs on 7 leaves of costumes for a 1950s production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by the German artist and designer, Ellen Carola Carstens. The colourful designs are accomplished in pen and watercolour with small swatches of cloth tipped onto the sheets for guidance to the wardrobe makers. The designs are on thick creamy yellow paper, mounted on black cardboard (17×24cm to 24×28cm). Each design is contained within a round-cornered pencilled box and each is annotated in pen with the character's name and sometimes in pencil with further names, some slightly Slavonic, that may refer to the actors involved in the production. The designs are for: 'Viola Sebastian', 'Tabia' (Sir Toby Belch), a pair of lavish female costumes, probably Olivia, 'Pagen' (likely Valentine and Curio), 'Nann' (apparently Feste), 'Orsino', 'Malvolio', two images - the second cross-gartered. Ellen Carola Carstens worked for the Badisches Staats-theater in Karlsruhe in the 1950s and created costumes for the Operafilm of Weber's Der Freischütz by the Hamburg Staast-oper in 1968. We've not been able to locate this production of Twelfth Night but the Slavonic tinge to the actors' names, particularly 'Horak' for Feste, suggest a Czech rather than German production of the play - Miroslav Horak played Malvolio in a production of the play in Zlin in 1952. Sets of costume designs of this kind are most uncommon in trade.

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        Vier schöne neue Weihnachts-Lieder. Das Erste: Im Himmel beim Christkind sind Freuden soviel. - Das Zweite: Grüß eng Gott Hüata-Buam auf grüner Haid. - Das Dritte: Liebste Freunde wir euch danken, tausendfaltig. - Das Vierte: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht, alles schläft. [Sechs Strophen].

      Steyr, gedruckt und zu haben bei Joseph Greis o.J. - 10,5 x 17 cm. (8) S. (einschl. Titel). Mit einer Holzschnitt-Vignette (m. hl. Anna, die von Maria das Jesuskind entgegennimmt, oben Gottvater und hl. Geist). Fadengeheftet ohne Umschlag (wie erschienen). Braunfleckig u. abgegriffen, Titelblatt m. 2 kl. Eckausrissen (ohne Textverlust) u. Wachsfleck. Blöchl, Melodiarium zu W. Paillers etc. Tl.1, Nr.67 (unter dem ersten abgedruckten Lied 'Im Himmel etc'); Hess, Alois. Steyr eine alte Druckerstadt. Geschichte u. Bibliographie. Diss. 1950. Nr. 890; Durstmüller I, 315 (zu Joseph Greis). - Sehr seltene Flugschrift. Frühester bekannter Druck von ?Stille Nacht?, noch vor der bis dato als Erstdruck bezeichneten Dresdner Ausgabe von 1833 erschienen. Für uns waren weltweit nur zwei Exemplare im Oberösterreichischen und im Wiener Volksliedwerk nachweisbar (OVLW HL 47/90; WVLW IDN: 11874). - Das Weihnachtslied von Joseph Mohr (Text) und Franz Gruber (Musik) wurde am Weihnachtsabend 1818 in der Dorfkirche von Oberndorf bei Salzburg erstmals aufgeführt. Über Zillertaler Singgruppen (Geschwister Strasser) verbreitete sich das Lied als vermeintliches Tiroler Volkslied nach Deutschland. In der Dresdner Ausgabe von 1833 mit dem Titel ?Vier ächte Tyroler Lieder? findet sich 'Stille Nacht!' bereits mit weitgehenden textlichen Veränderungen. Ein Vergleich mit dem Autograph aus der Hand von Joseph Mohr und der 'Zillertaler Fassung' zeigt, dass bei unserem Druck spätere textliche Varianten noch nicht vorliegen. Es handelt sich zweifelsfrei um eine frühere Textstufe als in den später bekannt gewordenen Drucken. In der Fassung der Geschwister Strasser ist beispielsweise das Lied auf drei Strophen reduziert (die erste, zweite und sechste des Mohrschen Gedichts) und der Sangbarkeit wegen mit textlichen Abweichungen versehen (so wurde etwa aus 'das traute heilige Paar' zu 'das traute hochheilige Paar'; 'schlafe' zu 'schlaf' etc.). Eine Besonderheit des vorliegenden Druckes, die sich entweder auf mündliche Überlieferung oder einen Druckfehler zurückführen lässt, ist in der 5. Strophe zu finden: aus 'In der Väter urgrauer Zeit / Aller Welt Schonung verhieß' wurde in vorliegendem Druck 'In der Väter uralter Zeit / Aller Welt Schwung versprach'. "Nicht nur Bücher, sondern auch Lieder haben ihre Schicksale! Und das Merkwürdigste an demjenigen unseres Weihnachtsliedes ist, daß F. Gruber seine Komposition nie veröffentlicht hat; sie wurde im Salzburger Land und im nahen Bayern hier und da nach Abschrift, meist aber nach dem Gehör gesungen. [] Kurz vor Weihnachten 1833 kamen die vier Geschwister Straßer aus dem Zillerthal nach Leipzig, trugen das 'Stille Nacht' [] vor []. R. Friese in Dresden ließ das Lied den trefflichen Natursängern treu nachschreiben und Dr. Gebhardt nahm es in den 'Musikalischen Jugendfreund' auf, dem bald Kocher in seiner 'Zionsharfe' folgte." (Josef Bletzacher, Geschichte eines deutschen Liedes. In 'Die Gartenlaube' 1891, Heft 6 S. 98). - Joseph Greis übernahm die Druckerei in Steyr 1804, seit 1827 arbeitete er auch als Buchhändler. Der vorliegende Druck ist damit wohl nach 1827 und vor 1833 zu datieren. Greis starb 1835, zwischen 1835 und 1837 lautete der Firmenname auf Josef Greis d.J. 1837 ging die Druckerei schließlich durch Kauf an Michael Haas aus Wels. Hess erwähnt, dass zahlreiche Magistratsbescheide erhalten sind, die darüber Auskunft geben, dass Joseph Greis wiederholt aufgefordert wurde "seinen Verpflichtungen" zur "Beibringung der Pflichtexemplare [an die öffentlichen Bibliotheken]" nachzukommen und auch bei den zahlreichen von ihm verlegten Lied-Flugblättern mit der Zensurbehörde in Konflikt kam. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Inscribed postcard.

      Dursley, Gloucestershire: 2 April 1950 - Postcard (138 x 86 mm). Holograph note on postcard printed "From Mr. Evelyn Waugh, Piers Court, Nr. Dursley, Glos.". Housed in a custom yellow cloth solander box with black morocco label. Very minor crease to left corner; in excellent condition. A postcard inscribed by Waugh to his Anne Ford, publicity director at Little, Brown & Co., regarding his novel Helena, published that year: "No praise for Maclean. Loyalty to a former commander seals my lips. But no praise. I hope you have now seen 'Helena'. I don't expect it to be popular in USA but I think it my best book. Please use 'blurb' for it identical with English blurb. All good wishes, E". Ford has circled the phrase "I think it my best book" in pencil and written below it: "Do not use quote until I check with him - note his request to use English blurb - be sure Miss Jones knows." The Maclean referred to was Fitzroy Maclean, Waugh's commanding officer in Yugoslavia, who Waugh had used as a model or Constantius Chlorus in Helena. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Tobacco in Bulgaria

      Duke University Press (Marco Beltchev Sons. Ltd.), 1950. Near Fine. A handsome copy of the 1st English language edition. Originally published in German as a thesis issued out of Zurich, this "enlarged reprint" is limited to 2,000 copies. Clean and Near Fine in its light-brown leatherette, with bright gilt-lettering along the front panel and spine. One small, subtle abrasion to the front panel, otherwise clean as could be. Octavo, impressive color plates of tobacco leaves and other fold-out plates at rear.

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        Les Géorgiques. Texte latin et version française de l'Abbé Jacques Delille. Gravures sur Bois d'Aristide Maillol.

      Paris, Philippe Gonin, éditeur 1937-1943. (1950). - 2 vol. de texte et 1 vol. de suites. 4°. 174 S.; 154 S. Mit 122 Originalholzschnitten und je einer Suite der Holzschnitte in Schwarz und Sanguin. In losen Blättern, Originalbroschuren in Halbpergamentchemisen und Schubern, Suiten in Pappband. Guérin 159-215. - Garvey 175. - Rewald 156-161. - Eines von 750 Exemplaren, in eigentlich einem von 100 Vorzugsexemplaren, hier jedoch ohne Numerierung, denn nur so viele Suitenausgaben wurden (nach Rauch) gedruckt. - Mit zwei Suiten der 122 Holzschnitte, eine in Schwarz und eine in Rot gedruckt, alle Blätter mit Monogrammstempel, je in Originalumschlag mit einem in Rot bzw. Schwarz gedruckten Holzschnitt. - Auf Maillol-Gonin-Bütten "pur chanvre et lin à grandes fibres, exempt de produits chimiques" mit den beiden schönen Wasserzeichen. - Die Holzschnitte in der Mehrzahl gross und in der Formensprache des späten Maillol, eine Reihe kleine, fast zierstückartige und einige Initialen. - Auch diese Ausgabe benötigte einige Jahre bis zum Abschluss, die letzten Holzschnitte entstanden erst kurz vor Maillols Tod. - Eines der schönsten Bücher des französischen Künstlers, sein künstlerisch reifstes Werk ergänzt die Holzschnitte zu Vergils »Eclogen«, die bereits 1913-1926 für die Ausgabe der Cranach-Presse entstanden. - So schön und vollständig sehr selten. Die Chemise der Suiten am Rücken stockfleckig. Ganz wenige feine Anklänge von Stockflecken. - Mit der Suite selten.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Classical Vinyl - Record - LP - Collection of Irish - Scottish Artist Bill Crozier. c. 380 LP's and Box - Sets of excellent classical recordings Crozier listened to during his work in his studio. Classical Music was part of his inspiration. / The collection includes many recordings of Tenors, Arias, Opera, etc. and comes together with several exhibition - catalogues of his work as well as some vintage photographs of Bill Crozier by irish photographer John Minihan. / Some rarer recordings include: Prokofiev - The Gambler / Count John McCormack - The Gentle Minstrel / The Art Shaliapin / H.J.Syberberg - Parsifal - Richard Wagner / Dvorak - The Great Symphonies and Concertos - Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam - Sir Colin Davis / Modest Mussorgsky - Boris Godunov / Georges Bizet - Carmen - Vincenzo Bellezza / The Art of Beniamino Gigli / Herbert von Karajan - Claude Debussy Pelleas at Melisande / Les Introuvables du Chant Wagnerien / Richard Wagner - Lohengrin - Konya - Amara - Gorr - Hines - Dooley - Leins

      London and others. Very good condition. Few records with paint stains from Crozier handling the records while painting. Including world wide free shipping.. London and others, c.1950 - 1990. Vintage Viny Records. Very good condition. Few records with paint stains from Crozier handling the records while painting. Including world wide free shipping.

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        Strangers on a Train

      -Cresset Press - 1950 - First UK edition, 1950. Her first book. Cloth. A particularly nice copy, pages clean and unmarked, blue cloth bright with only minute shelf-wear to tail of the spine. Very good indeed in minor edge-worn dustjacket with some sunning to spine, and some very small closed tears. I have just catalogued 49 Patricia Highsmith first editions and proof copies from my own collection. Please ask for a list if you are also a collector. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Strangers On A Train

      Cresset, 1950 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 authors first novel.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Shop Display advertising for Fruits and Vegetables

      1950. Very good condition. Vibrant period pieces by an unfortunately unnamed artist, as shop display advertising for the Retail Fruit Trade Federation Ltd. Incorporated in London 24 Jul 1937, the Retail Fruit Trade fellows were remarkably prescient - the two main banners say "Eat More Fruit and Keep Fit" and "Eat more Vegetables and Salads - The Fruits of the Earth". There are 10 pieces in extraordinary condition, with bright, unsunned colors and a 1950s vibe. Two large banners, "Eat More Fruit and Keep Fit," 35 x 15" and "Eat more Vegetables and Salads- The Fruits of the Earth," 35 x 16 3/4". There are 2 panoramic pastoral scenes- one a pair of horses plowing, man behind guiding them, the other fruit trees in the foreground, with a vista of bounty behind, 22 1/4 x 4 1/2". There are three pairs of corner decorations. One pair is strictly vegetables - lettuce, cucumber, beets, leak, tomatoes, radishes & the other cauliflower, cabbage, peas, beans, brussels sprouts, tomatoes. The 2nd pair is of a boy and girl holding baskets, one filed with grapes, peaches, banana, cherries, plum, apple with an orange tree behind him and the girl with tomatoes, beans, cabbage, cucumber & turnips, measuring 13 1/2 x 16 3/4". The 3rd set are long panoramic views of fields and an ocean liner on the seat with corner decorations of fruit and vegetables, measuring 34 x 8". A couple of borders with slight tears repaired, but overall in outstanding condition, very vibrant and crisp. It is quite unusual to find a complete shop set like this, especially in this condition, clearly never utilized in a display.

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        ORIGINAL CHILDREN'S BOOK ART "Paddle Wheeler, Elephant, and Four Young Boys in Jungle".

      Circa 1950's. - ORIGINAL CHILDREN'S BOOK ART Circa 1950's. "Paddle Wheeler, Elephant, and Four Young Boys in Jungle". ARTIST - [Unknown] TITLE - [Untitled] "Paddle Wheeler, Elephant, and Four Young Boys in Jungle". MEDIUM - WATERCOLOUR ON ILLUSTRATION BOARD. DATE - (London, UK) circa 1940's(?) - 1950's. This large artwork measures 18" x 14" on illustration board. A wonderful bright large original watercolour painting that was used for an as yet unidentified Children's book featuring Four Young Boys, an Elephant, and a Paddle Wheeler on some Adventure in the Jungle. This original painting was probably used to illustrate the interior double page front and/or rear endpaper of a yet unidentified Children's book possibly published by the Birn Brothers. The original art had a 2" paper mat stuck along the edges by the publisher in order to "crop" the full image slightly. This paper was removed leaving some minor residue along those edges. I had a professional mat added just outside the residue, however, one could re-mat inside that residue. A TRULY LOVELY, HIGHLY IMAGINATIVE AND UNIQUE PAINTING! CONDITION: Residue along border of painting, I have had a professional mat added, so the painting in bright Very Good to Fine condition is ready to frame! #005483 Price: $500.00 (Please e-mail to confirm availability and correct postage before ordering.)

      [Bookseller: Michel Lanteigne, Bookseller]
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        Follow Me Down.

      Dial Press, New York 1950 - First edition of this Faulknerian novel by the author of the acclaimed trilogy The Civil War. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Dorothy Abbott from Shelby Foote Memphis 30 Jan 81." Fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear and tear. Follow Me Down is a mesmerizing novel of faith, passion, and murder by the author of The Civil War: A Narrative. Drawing on themes as old as the Bible, Foote's novel compels us to inhabit lives obsessed with sin and starving for redemption. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Colle Isarco, Italy 1100 m Dolomiti.

      [Zelger]? 1950 - Colle Isarco è una rinomata meta turistica dell’Alto Adige e si trova nel cuore delle Dolomiti. Il Tribulaun ed il ghiacciaio Montarso offrono molte possibilità per intraprendere bellissime escursioni. Il manifesto che proponiamo ha sullo sfondo una cima dolomitica innevata mentre in primo piano due giocatori di tennis. Si vende in cornice, non comune. Formato: Tipolito di dimensioni 96x65 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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