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        The Third Man and the Fallen Idol

      London: Heinemann, 1950. First English edition. 188 pp. 8vo. Black cloth. Fine in very good pictorial dustjacket with repairs. First English edition. 188 pp. 8vo. First English edition of The Third Man, with a pictorial dust jacket showing the principles-Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Alida Valli, and Joseph Cotton-from the 1949 Carol Reed film, one of the great noir pictures of all time. The novella was a preparation of the screenplay, which Greene also wrote.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        The Wind in the Willows. With an Introduction by A.A. Milne.

      London: Methuen and Co., 1950. First Rackham Edition. Octavo, pp.xii, 178. Beautifully illustrated by Mr. Rackham with 12 full colour plates, including frontispiece, plus several line drawings. Elegantly bound in half green morocco, gilt to spine, raised bands and top edge gilt, original spine preserved at rear.A fine copy in attractive recent leather binding.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        B.Leedham (PHOY813)

      - Photographie. Etude de nu. Tirage d'époque montage d'origine. Indication au dos. Belle épreuve. Circa 1950. 40 x 50 cm. PHOY813.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Verdeau]
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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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        Computing Machinery and Intelligence, in Mind, October 1950

      Turing's famous 28pp essay in the philosophical periodical "Mind". Original grey paper wrappers, some slight fraying and with a tear on the back cover/spine hinge but overall a very good and well-preserved copy of Turing's seminal work on artifical intelligence.

      [Bookseller: Wakefield Young]
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        The Man Who Sold the Moon (Signed)

      Shasta, Chicago 1950 - Book almost as new, with very little wear. Dust jacket has very light sunned spine and light edgewear. A very tight, clean copy. First edition. Inscribed "To Bill, warmest Best Wishes, Robert Heinlein." Short stories forming part of Heinlein's "future history" series. Book almost fine. Boards clean, gilt on spine crisp and clear. ($3.00 price intact) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Preferred Books]
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        The Traveller's Tree - SIGNED and with the rare wrap-around band

      John Murray, 1950. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by John Murray in 1950. A near fine book without inscriptions with some foxing to the page edges, seeping a little into the pages. In a very good+ clipped wrapper which has a nick to the head of the spine and some wear to the spine tips and corners. SIGNED by way of a bookplate to the front pastedown. One or two nicks here and there. Complete with the rare original wrap-around band declaring the book to be the "Winner of The Heinemann Foundation Prize." Scarce with the band.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Traveller's Tree. A Journey through the Caribbean Islands.

      John Murray, London, 1950. First Edition, first printing. Large 8vo. 403pp + 50 pages of unpaginated photographic plates. Green cloth lettered in gold at spine and with a small gilt vignette. With an illustrated frontispiece and sixty-one photographs by A.Costa, plus a double-spread sketch-map by H.W.Hawes. Edges lightly spotted. A very good copy in price-clipped dust wrapper, chafed with a little loss to spine ends and corner tips and with two short tears and several light accompanying creases. Former owner bookplate and accompanying inked inscription to the front free endpaper.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

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        Actuelles. Chroniques 1944-1948

      Gallimard 1950 - - Gallimard, Paris 1950, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 130 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête après 23 Hollande. Envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus à Max-Philippe Delatte : ". ces souvenirs d'un ancien combat." sur la page de faux-titre. Ex-libris de ce dernier encollé sur une garde. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of the 130 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, drawing of head after 23 Holland paper. Autographed autograph dedication of the author of Albert Camus to Max-Philippe Delatte: ". these memories of a combat ." on the page of false title. Ex-libris of this last glued on a guard. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Magnifique album orné de 33 AQUARELLES ORIGINALES représentant différents quartiers de PARIS (certaines légendées en miroir) et 6 portraits in fine.

      sans éditeur (dessins originaux), années 1950., Paris, - 33 feuilles. Album orné de 33 AQUARELLES ORIGINALES représentant différents quartiers de PARIS et quelques portraits in fine. On y retrouve : la rue Saint Séverin (V° arr.) ; la Rue Galande (V° arr.) ; la rue de la Colombe (île de la Cité, IV° arr.) ; l’angle entre les rues des Ursins et des Chantres (île de la Cité, IV° arr.) ; l’angle entre les rues François Miron et Cloche percé (IV° arr) ; la rue Saint-Louis en l’Île (Île Saint-Louis, IV° arr) ; le cabaret « Au Franc Pinot » à l’angle entre le Quai de Bourbon et la rue des Diplômes (désormais rue des Deux Ponts) (Île Saint-Louis, IV° arr.) ; la Fontaine de Jarente au fond de l’Impasse de la Poissonnerie (IV° arr.) ; la Porte des Archives nationales, situées à L'hôtel de Soubise, à l’angle entre la rue des Francs-Bourgeois et de la rue des Archives (III° arr.) ; l’Hôtel dit des « Ambassadeurs de Hollande » situé rue Vieille-du-Temple (IV° arr.) ; la Fontaine située à l’angle entre la rue Mouffetard et la rue du Pot de Fer (V° arr.) ; une vieille maison à colombages rue Volta (III° arr.) ; l’église Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre (V° arr.) ; la Cour de Rohan (VI° arr.) ; la rue Chanoinesse (Île de la Cité, IV° arr.) ; l’Hôtel des abbés de Fécamp situé rue Hautefeuille (VI° arr.) ; la Seine ; Belleville ; Montmartre, Tourelle du château de Clignancourt, ancienne manufacture de porcelaine, située à l’angle des rues du Mont Cenis et Marcadet (XVIII° arr.) ; la Porte de Montmartre (XVIII° arr.) ; l’Escalier de la Reine Berthe situé 35, rue des Ecuyers à Chartres ; une maison à Dives ; et, enfin, 6 portraits de parisiens. Aquarelles signée Lécuyer et réalisées dans les années 1950. Pièce unique. Livres Un dessin n'a pas été terminé, un autre (avec des caravanes à "La Porte Montmartre") avec 4 petites traces anciennes d'adhésif, sinon très bel état de conservation. Cahier à spirale "Lavis aquarelle - La Reliure Spirale 1554". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie l'Art et la Manière]
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        Henry Moore Family Group 1950 artists proof for edition of 50, lithograph in colour, 27cm x 21cm

      Artist - Henry Moore Family Group 1950 artists proof (unsigned) for edition of 50 (signed). Lithograph in colour, 27cm x 21cm. Fine condition. Photographed in the frame, but unless expressly agreed beforehand to be shipped without frame and glazing. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        12 litografie di Tono Zancanaro

      Venezia Edizioni del Cavallino 1950 8° Cartella editoriale illustrata a colori contenente 12 litografie originali di Tono Zancanaro. Edizione numerata di 150 copie. Nostra copia N° 106. Molto raro.

      [Bookseller: Libreria antiquaria Segni nel Tempo]
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        L'Espace Parisien

      16 pp. of text, with brief preface by Marcel Diebolt, comparing the zoning and layout of Paris to major international cities including New York, Philadelphia, Milan, Moscow, London, and Berlin, with a proposal for vertical zoning, an idea inspired by Le Courbusier in which living spaces and workspaces occupy separate zones, and urban renovation, together with eight plates depicting views of New York and Chicago, a map of Moscow, plans for renovations in Paris, most with printed color markups, and a three-part folding panoramic view of Paris from the towers of Notre Dame. Oblong 8vo. Orig. wrpps., plates loose as issued. Paris (Centre de Documentation et d'Urbanisme de la Ville de Paris). Michel Holley was active in Paris from 1950 to 1970. After helping to conduct a survey in 1957 on renovations to be carried out in the city, sectors to rebuild were identified, and Holley played a critical role in introducing the construction of high-rise residential buildings to Paris. Very scarce; as of June 2017, WorldCat locates two holdings in European libraries and none in North America.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        KON-TIKI: Across the Pacific by Raft

      Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. The first American edition, with an "A" on the copyright page. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated in the year of publication by Thor Heyerdahl to Mrs. Bennett Harvey of Chicago, whose husband was an employee of Rand McNally involved in the promotion of this book. Heyerdahl's account of an astonishing adventure across the Pacific Ocean. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, Norwegian ethnologist Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to the east. He decided to prove his theory by building a boat using the materials that would have been available to those pre-Columbian sailors and duplicating their legendary voyage. On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and five other adventurers sailed from Peru on a raft built from balsa wood, bamboo, and hemp. After three months and 4,300 nautical miles on the open sea they sighted land: the Polynesian island of Puka Puka. Translated into 65 languages, Kon-Tiki inspired a generation of explorers and remains a classic of world literature. Includes numerous textual photographs and endpaper maps. Octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with a blind-stamped Polynesian design on the front board and gilt titles on the spine. Internally crisp and clean. The spine is ever so slightly faded. The dust jacket is price-clipped, with a bit of mild fading and wear along the extremities.

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      Chapman & Hall 1950 - First edition. Large paper issue, limited to 50 copies. Original white buckram lettered in gilt to the spine. Pages uncut. Author's presentation copy, inscribed to fellow author, Rupert Croft-Cooke on the front endpaper, "For Rupert Croft-Cooke, with kind regards from Evelyn Waugh Christmas 1950". A fine copy, the buckram exceptionally bright and clean. Internally fresh, with small marks to the endpapers but pages unopened. Rupert Croft-Cooke, author and playwright, who also wrote crime novels under the pseudonym of Leo Bruce, wrote a favourable review of Scoop in 1938. In 1948 Waugh agreed to make a contribution to an anthology of travel writing Croft-Cooke was editing. There is little evidence that the pair corresponded much beyond that, but relations must have been cordial enough 1950 for Waugh to send this as a Christmas present, though not, it would seem, for Croft-Cooke to read it. Rarely encountered now in such fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Helena (First Printing with Promotional Band)

      Chapman & Hall 1950 - First edition, first impression, complete with the scarce original issue Daily Mail ‘Book of the Month’ promotional band. Near Fine: tight and square binding in clean and sharp blue cloth; tiny white mark to the foot of the lower board; toning and a hint of faint spotting to the edge of the page block; some offsetting to the rfep, else internally bright, crisp and clean, presenting as unread. The dustwrapper is Very Good: crisp and vibrant, with no fading or toning and just a trace of dustiness to the yellow spine and rear panel; boldly clipped front flap, with the loss of a few words of text; half-a-dozen closed edge tears (mainly 1-2cm long, though one of 3cm to the foot of the rear flap fold) with vintage tape reinforcement to the verso; a bright example of a notoriously fragile wrapper. The wraparound band is complete and in excellent condition: tanned to the spine with a 6mm closed tear at the front spine fold; a little dustiness at the folds and a vertical crease 1cm in from the end. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. EVELYN WAUGH SPECIALISTS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950. First edition. A near fine copy, corners very gently bumped, some mild age darkening to text pages in a very good price clipped dust jacket, with some shelf wear and rubbing, rub/color mark across front panel lettering of Pebble. (10659). Octavo, jacket illustration by Richard Powers, cloth. The author's first SF novel. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-15.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Western Express, Research Journal Of Early Western Mails, Vol I No. 1 Through Volume 64 #4

      Western Cover Society / American Philatelic Society 1950 1951 1952 Etc., San Jose - 256 Issues Of This Multi-Award Winning Philatelic Journal, From Pre-Publication Flyer, 1950, Through Volume 64 #3 (2014), With All Indices And The Special New Mexico Territorial Post Offices Supplement Of 1958, Lacking Only Three Issues: Vol 22 #1, Volume 39 #2, Volume 56 # 1. All Fine. Early Issues Looseleaf Or Staplebound, All In Binders, Later Issues In Spine-Stapled Heavier Or Glossy Wrappers, Each Issue Loose, All Unmarked And Unworn. A Fine Archive Of Western History With Information On Places And Individuals And Illustrations Of Letters, Documents, Etc. Not Found In Other Sources. Note That A Few Issues Are Mis-Marked With Earlier Volume/Number Or Whole Number Enumerations, Errors, Only The Printed Date/Year Is Determinative For This Journal. [Also Included Are Many Binders Of Clippings Relating To Technical Postal Information, Circa 1940'S-1980'S]. Three Tightly Packed File Boxes, Probably 5 Boxes Shipping, Postage At Actual Cost [Probably About $100 By Media Mail]. About 5000 Of Pages, At A Price Much Less Than That Of Locating And Photocopying, And In Fine Condition Without Library Marks Etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        The 3rd Man (The Third Man) - SIGNED Plus SIGNED FILM TIE-INS & EPHEMERA

      Viking, New York 1950 - 1st American Edition/1st Printing (1950- The story for the motion picture). Loosely attached to front end page is a Postal First Day Cover (FDC), postmarked Feb. 1961, SIGNED by GRAHAM GREENE. previous owners name on ffep. top corner. DJ lightly rubbed and spine is sunned and has small chipping at spine ends; $2.00 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. From the famous 1949 Carol Reed film version of the novel: Laid-in is a card SIGNED by JOSEPH COTTON (played 'Holly Martins' in the film); another card SIGNED and inscribed by WILFRED HYDE-WHITE (played 'Crabbin'). Also laid-in is a handwritten thank you letter SIGNED by TREVOR HOWARD (played 'Maj. Calloway'). Also laid-in is original Green ephemira --1991 New York Times obituary for Greene; plus original 1991 London Sunday Times memorial article on Greene by Frederic Raphael entitled "An Appetite For Damnation"; plus 1991 London Sunday Times article on Greene entitled "Secret Love Greene Carried To Grave" about Greene's love for Catherine Walston; plus 1991 New York Times article by Paul Theroux entitled "An Edwardian on the Concorde: Graham Greene as I Knew Him". (Plus: comes with two other unsigned copies of other Greene titles: Bodley Head UK softcover 1st Printing of "J'Accuse" and Simon & Schuster BCE copy of Greene's "The Tenth Man"). Unique copy for the Graham Greene--3rd Man fan or collector. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Montemarano]
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        Williams, Esther ; Dolls A Look Thru Book paper dolls

      MERRILL COMPANY, ILLINOIS 1950 - Bright colored illustrations. No bookplate. No markings. Brownedpages.Bottom spine cracked. Title page and back cover is made out of paper dolls all intact. DATE PUBLISHED: 1950 EDITION: UNPAGINATED [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Karel'skie Jepicheskie Pesni [Karelian Epic Songs]

      Akademija nauk SSSR [Academy of Sciences of the USSR] 1950 - 526 pp., illustrations, bibliography, index. In Russian and Karelian. backstrip (spine) is missing, top section of front cover is missing, joints are consequently weak, binding is OK, pages are unmarked 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Munnings An Artist's Life Autobiography 3 vol 1/100 De Luxe

      Museum Press Limited. London. -52 1950 - Sir Alfred Munnings Autobiography no. 69/100 De Luxe Signed limited edition in superb black morocco, gilt. Comprising : An Artist's Life; The Second Burst; The Finish, 3 vol., 1950-52 A Fine set with extremely light occasional soiling [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        "The Dimensions of a Shadow" (in) Folio Magazine

      London, Ontario: University of Western Ontario, 1950. April, 1950. Vol. 4, No. 2. Staplebound. Ex library - very good. [44 p.]. Cream and maroon covers, staple bound. Ink stamps on front and rear covers, title page, and 5 pages within. Light soiling to covers and one darkened top corner. This is the first published material by Alice Munro: "Eighteen-year-old freshette...Graduate of Wingham High School. Overly modest about her talents, but hopes to write the Great Canadian Novel some day. Has read little modern writing, has travelled scarcely at all, and belongs to no particular literary movement. Plans to major in Honours English, with emphasis on creative writing." The publication appeared during her first year at University of Western Ontario, the same year she met her husband, and is noted in the biography "Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives" by Robert Thacker. As such, she is listed under her maiden name, Alice Laidlaw. A complete collection of Folio is available in some special collections, but pre-1960 editions are rare to find on the open market. From a run of probably fewer than 150 copies.

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        Collection of six books from Julia & Paul Child's Paris apartment library

      1950. Rimbaud. Oeuvres (Paris: Mercure de France, 1950; Le Chanson de Roland (Paris: Piazza, 1947); Honore de Balzac (Paris: Bibliotheque Nationale, 1950); de Maupassant. Contes (Paris: Piazza, 1930). La Legende de St. Germain des Pres (Paris: Roulotte, 1950). Guide Commode de la Banlieue de Paris (Paris: Andre Leconte, 1950). Various sizes and editions. All signed by Julia Child. The final volume listed above is signed "Paul Child" but in Julia's hand, and the second to last is signed, "Paul & Julia Child, Paris, 1950", also in Julia's hand. The two were married in 1946 in Pennsylvania and moved to Paris in 1948. They lived on the left bank, at 81 Rue de l'Université, just off Boulevard St. Germain. These six simple and otherwise unremarkable books seem exactly the sort of thing a young couple in Paris might purchase while wandering the city. Now, titles like these are common fare for the bouquinistes, but most of these works were new publications during this time. La Legende de St. Germain des Pres, with photo illustrations of the youth, artists, literary lights, and nightlife of the Left Bank, forms a backdrop to our picture of Paul and Julia establishing themselves in Paris. All volumes in generally very good condition, with the exception of the Guide Commode, with some hinge wear and inking to the spine.

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        Defendo: Police System of Self-Defence for Military and Civilian Police, Security Guards, Bank Messengers, Etc. (INSCRIBED)

      Self-published, Toronto, 1950. - First printing of this classic work. 96 pp., fully ill. with b&w photos, 8vo, softcover in blue stapled wraps. INSCRIBED by the author: "To R. Bell in appreciation of your interest. Sincerely, Bill Underwood, Toronto, Canada". Very Good copy with minor wear and creasing, slight dustiness and soiling to covers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Sobre la libertad de creacion.

      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 Goeritzin 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.

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        The Japanese Wood-Print: Boxed Silk Tied Booklet and 32 Loose Plates

      Uchida Wood Block Printing Co., Kyoto, Japan 1950 - Here is a boxed silk tied 8 page booklet and 32 loose plates. This boxed set is apparently circa 1950. Offered is a "JAPANESE WOOD - PRINT" pink silk tied booklet that measures about 5 inches by 7 inches. The booklet consist of 6 folded over sheets of paper. Page 1 through 5 are in English and discusses wood block printing. Pages 6, 7 and 8 are illustrated with the tools & supplies needed for the process of Wood Block Printing. The remaining pages are in Japanese and are unnumbered. Also included are 32 loose plates, each plate measures about 6 inches by 8 1/4 inches. The actual woodblock print tipped onto the plate is about 3 3/4 inches by 5 3/4 inches. These plates are divided into two catagories the "A" Plates represent each individual block used in the production of the 16 block series and are numbered from A1 through A16. The "B" Plates show the progression of the woodblock color printing as it is applied from B1 through B16. Plates B 16 represents the completion of a beautiful rustic scene of a person crossing a bridge. Both the Booklet and the 32 (A & B) Plates are contained in a decorated box with a duplicate B 16 Print tipped onto the cover. The condition of the box is good but does show wear on the edges with only a single rip to one edge of the bottom box. The 32 (A & B) Plates and the booklet are in very good condition. There is a single black stain toward the bottom of the silk tied booklet and a bottom corner had been folded over. The A1 and B16 plates from each of the two 16 plate series contain a stamp that says UCHIDA; Wood Block Printer; Takakura, Takeyamachi Street; KYOTO JAPAN. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Privately printed, 1950., N. P. - First edition thus. 8vo. Original pictorial, orange, stapled wrappers, [2], 20 pp., illustrated with two original photographs, preface. This story was first published in the Danville Gazette newspaper in June 1944, and told the story of five men who left Lizton at noon on September 8, 1878, for Texas. Their first encounter was with 200 red-shirted miners near Seelyville "who were either drunk or crazy or both. The street was filled with them, and they were fighting, and the language used was lurid, to say the least. Without warning, the mob attacked us with clubs, bottles and rocks, but thanks to the heavy canvas on our wagons we were not hurt." He describes Indian Territory: "In one valley there were teepees as far as the eye could see, all occupied by blanketed Indians. You could not tell a squaw from a buck, as they dressed just alike." Then his description of Texas: "North Texas was to us about the most lonesome spot on the earth. After going through Dennison and Dallas, we would travel a whole day over the rolling hills without seeing a person or a house." After all the encounters they did trade for a large farm in Brazos County. Includes a supplement by C. N. Hickman who was also on the trip. A very scarce and privately printed account. Noting on the title page: "Duplicated in purple ink." Fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Three accordion-style oblong folio albums (355 x 230 mm.), containing 114 finely colored nihonga-style drawings of Japanese desserts on washi paper, by Eisen (Osamu) Kato, a prominent Kyoto artist, each with his seal (in two versions) stamped in the blank portion of image, various sizes (153 x 230 mm. to 127 x 180 mm.), mounted in the albums

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

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. ]
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        A Town Like Alice

      Heinemann, 1950. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1950. A near fine book without inscriptions. Small patch of fading to the foot of the spine. Top stain still present. In an unclipped dust wrapper which has benefitted from some professional paper restoration to the hinges and spine and now presents as a near fine example.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Construction Workers on a Highrise.

      San Francisco, Calif., ca. 1950s. - Original zinc plate for the lithograph. 20 x 13 inches plate size. Unsigned. Provenance: Estate of the artist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919, Jason Schoener came from a family of distinguished American artists. He was the nephew of sculptor/painter William Zorach and his wife, painter Marguerite Zorach. Beginning in 1939, Schoener spent his summers at the Zorach family farm in Georgetown, Maine, where he studied art with his Uncle William. After service in the Pacific during WWII, Schoener served as an instructor, department chairman, and dean at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. Schoener's other teaching assignments included Mills College in Oakland, California, and the Athens Technological Institute in Greece. Meanwhile, Schoener continued to use his Georgetown and then Robinhood homes Maine as a summer studio. Over the span of almost two decades, Schoener had several solo exhibitions at the Midtown Gallery on East 57th Street in New York City. His works are in many museum and private collections, including the Oakland Museum and the Whitney Museum in New York. He died in 1997.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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      1950 - Artista di Trento poco conosciuto specializzato in vedute di montagna e trentine. Si vende in cornice firmato in basso a sinistra. Formato: Olio su tavola di cm 58x34 (dimensioni della tavola) e con cornice cm 80x58. Buono. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 15% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 750.00 euro.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Oeuvres Complètes. (29 volumes).

      Paris, Gallimard. 1950 - 1987. 29 volumes. Wrappers (paperbacks) With portraits; 23 cm. Uncut, partly unopened. French text. - (covers sl. worn, some sl. dam. at edges) Although still very good set. See image. ¶ Contents: 1&2: Poésie. 414,ii pp., 526,ii pp.-- 3&4: Extrême Orient. 364,ii pp., 428,ii pp.-- 5: Connaissances. 336,ii pp.-- 6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 & 14: Théâtre. 412,iv pp., 436,iv pp., 414,ii pp., 316,iv pp., 346,iv pp., 358,vi pp., 558,ii pp., 304,vi pp., 288,vi pp.-- 15: Positions et propositions. 328,ii pp.-- 16: Conversations dans le loir-et-cher. Contacts et circonstances. 446,ii pp.-- 17: L'oeil écoute. 338,ii pp.-- 18: Accompagnements discours et remerciements. 476,ii pp.-- 19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26 & 27. Commentaires et exégèses. 450,ii pp., 436,iv pp., 490,ii pp., 502,ii pp., 446,ii pp., 494,ii pp., 584,ii pp., 424 pp., 304,ii pp. 28: Commentaires et exégèses X: Supplément à mon livre sur l'Apocalypse - Supplément à l'Apocalypse. Excursus II - Textes religieux divers. 432,ii pp. & 29: Proses et poésies diverses. 728,ii pp.

      [Bookseller: Second Hand and Antiquarian Books Emile ]
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        To the voters of Oxford". [The Beer Broadside.]

      [Oxford, Mississippi: Oxford Eagle, 1950] - 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. Petersen D15a; Blotner, Faulkner: A Biography; Moreland, A Companion to William Faulkner.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      Editorial America, Mexico D.F. 1950 - Pie de imprenta ficticio. Edición Clandestina del Partido Comunista Chileno. Publicacion por encargo de la direccion del Partido Comunista. Ejemplar sin abrir en muy buenas condiciones conservando las cubiertas originales en muy buen estado. 447 págs.

      [Bookseller: Valentin Peremiansky]
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        Quelques Aventures de Maître Renart. Burins de Joseph HECHT

      La Jeune Gravure Contemporaine, Editions Michel de Romilly, Paris 1950 - Présentation sous forme de feuilles flottantes. 76 pages. Achevé d'imprimer le 10 janvier 1950 sur les presses du maître-imprimeur Ernest Aulard à Paris, pour la typographie ; les cuivres de Joseph Hecht ont été tirés sur les presses à bras de Georges Leblanc à Paris. Il a été tiré de cet ouvrage 265 exemplaires. Notre exemplaire est l'un des 185 sur B.F.K. de Rives, numérotés de 36 à 220, après 2 tirages de tête (14+21), il est justifié 99. Suit un 4ème tirage de 45 exemplaires, aussi B.F.K. de Rives, destinés aux Sociétaires de la Jeune Gravure et numérotés romains H.C. et enfin un 5ème de 10 exemplaires de collaborateurs, marqués A à J. Couverture souple à rabat, lettrage en noir sur le plat. Sous chemise rigide assortie, lettrage en noir sur le dos. Emboîtement rigide, env. 35x27.5x3.3 cm. Etat : très bon. Emboîtement : bon, frotté, quelques salissures et marques légères. Chemise rigide : bon, infimes ombres de salissures. Couverture : très bon. Intérieur : très bon, une tache d'oxydation sur les pages avant le frontispice, quelques discrètes oxydation sur quelques pages. 33 x 26 x 1.8 cm 1310g. Couverture souple, chemise rigide [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ABC - Eric Girod]
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      Chapman and Hall, 1950. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Chapman and Hall in 1950. A very good+ book - author's presentation copy inscribed on the free front endpaper 'For Hugh Burnett/Souvenir of Stinchcombe/August 18th/Feast of St. Helena/from Evelyn Waugh/. The spine of the book is faded. In a near fine dust wrapper which is unclipped (small digits beneath the price). The usually fragile wrapper has survived due to the neat internal reinforcement making the dust wrapper near fine. A very attractive copy and complete with the rare Daily Mail wrap-around band. An association copy, as Burnett, who joined the BBC's Far Eastern Service at Bush House in 1949, was responsible for producing a radio interview on 'Personal Call' with Evelyn Waugh in 1953. It took place at Waugh's home in Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire. Burnett recalled that 'before we left he asked if we would accept a signed copy of one of his books. I asked for the one he liked the best - and he presented me with Helena'. In 1960 Burnett persuaded Waugh to appear as a guest in the legendary television series 'Face to Face', and during the interview Waugh said once again that he considered 'Helena' to be his most successful work.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1950. First edition. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A lovely copy. (18636). Octavo, cloth. 553 copies printed. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 6-17.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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