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        The Glassblowers

      Eyre & Spottiswoode 1950 - 1950. First Edition. 40 pages. Signed by the author. Pictorial dust jacket over blue cloth boards. Firm binding to clean, lightly tanned pages with bright copy throughout. Light foxing to endpapers. Author's signature to title page and fep. Light water stains to boards particularly to edges. Rub wear to edges and bumped corners. Minor crushing and fraying to spine ends. Dulling of gilt lettering to spine. Light bubbling to gutters. Moderate shelf wear and markings to jacket with small water stains and surface tears to rear. Heavy creasing, rub wear and small tears to edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: World of Rare Books]
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        Phoenix.

      Adelaide: The Adelaide University Union, 1935-1950 - Nine volumes, octavo. Original illustrated warppers, yapp edges. Occasional light rubbing and small tears to the yapp edges, some very minor marks, but on the whole an exceptional set. Linocuts, woodcuts and photographs, as well as illustrated advertisements. First editions, all published, of the annual literary journal of the University of Adelaide out of which sprung the stridently modernist Angry Penguins group. The editorial in the first number of Phoenix trumpeted a new direction: "It is time to change. Original work is not called forth by a limp anaemic 'magazine', with a long name, an unmistakable 'chronicle' tradition, and a cover that is dim and dull. So it is not for the sake of novelty that we make all things new. We have no alternative. Here it is, without apology." The pre-war issues crucially feature early work by influential modernist poets and artists, including Max Harris and D. B. Kerr who, when the University of Adelaide shut down Phoenix due to its subversive nature in 1940, started the Angry Penguins magazine that would go on be the mouthpiece of Australian modernism. This set also includes the four post-war numbers that complete the run of the Phoenix (the Library of Australia notes that no number was published in 1947, and that 1950 was the final number). Other writers and artists involved include: John Dowie, Rex Wood, Rex Ingamells, Margaret McKellar Stewart, Clement Semmler, Alan Pilgrim, Charles Jury, Paul Pfeiffer, and Dorrit Black. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Wild Goats or Llamas with Cacti and Mountain top.

      Sussex, England: circa late 1940s-early1950s - Oil on Winsor and Newton's "Rathbone" Canvas board. 16 x 12 inches. Signed lower right. Osmond was born on 6 May 1900 in Orford, Suffolk, the son of the Rev. Percy Herbert Osmond (a clergyman with the Church of England) and his wife, Agnes Paulina (née Sadler), and grew up in Surrey where his father was appointed to the vicarage of Ewshot, near Farnham, in 1906. Osmond was educated privately and, from 1917, studied at Regent Street Polytechnic, earning his Art Teacher's Diploma and a Diploma in Art History in 1924. He taught part-time at Hastings College of Technology, Sussex, and at Hornsey College of Art whilst exhibiting his work, primarily painting in oils and illustrations in wash and line.Osmond was married to Constance M. Biggs, a sculpter who also exhibited at the Royal Academy, in 1927 and turned freelance in 1928, contributing illustrations to Hutchinson' Pie and to books, including a Reader's Library edition of Black Beauty (1932).He began writing and illustrating his own books in the early 1950s, the first of which, A Valley Grows Up, was published by the Oxford University Press in 1953. It went on to win the Carnegie Medal for the year's most outstanding children's book in 1954. That same year, Osmond began writing and illustrating the Animals of the World series for Oxford University Press (1954-57) which were widely praised for their depth and detail. Osmond subsequently wrote and illustrated a wide variety of books, including From Drumbeat to Tickertape (1960), a study of communication, The Artist in Britain, from the eighth to the twentieth century (1961), and Exploring Fashions and Fabrics (1967). He continued to produce popular books on animals and the peoples of other lands as well as illustrating The Thames Flows Down (1957), written by his wife under the pen-name Laurie Osmond.Osmond was a member of the Society of Industrial Artists and the Society of Authors. His death was registered in Lewes, E. Sussex, in 1981. ( [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le désir n'a pas de légende. 22 poèmes.

      PAB 1950 - . Plaquette in-12 en feuilles. E.O. 1/100 ex. num. au colophon manuscrit. Très bel envoi autographe de Lucien Becker à René Lacôte. Nombreuses corrections et ajouts manuscrits de Lucien Becker. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Boys Playing Shuttlecock. . Jianzi.( )

      Circa 1950s. - Watercolor on scroll. 88 x 47 cm.The shuttlecock was a small, rounded piece of leather or cork with a cone of feathers attached. In Chinese shuttlecock, or Jianzi, players try to keep the shuttlecock in the air by kicking it with their feet, similar to hacky sack. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Bell Telephone Laboratories, New York 1950 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1949 Through November/December1950

      British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: "Photos of destruction - the result of heavy year-end storms and gale-velocity winds; Interesting photos of construction and construction gangs; $15 million spent on Plant in 3-Year Span; Charles Fisher, Nelson District Manager, Retires; Two veteran Construction Foremen retire - Frank Townsend and James McDevitt; Vancouver Commercial Department reorganized; The Pioneer Trail, by Ken Cowper; Good-bye to Bayview - hello Cedar-Cherry automatic installation; Company fails to meet full divident requirements; Traffic Department Reorganization; Viola Simmons ends varied career; Robert Bell becomes new President of Federation of Telephone Workers of B.C.; Vancouver Boat Show Exhibit; Photos of trunk line installation between Vancouver and West Vancouver; "Emerald" to be first dial unit in Fairmont area; Fairwell to Miss Margaret Moncrieff; Retirement of Thomas Reilly in Duncan; How Unit System benefits Vancouver Subscribers; Accounting Department Changes; Kamloops operating room photo; New Rates sought by B.C. Telephone Company; Decorated phone men - Edmund Esson, Gordon Smith, Ken Milligan; Photos of Sidney office and operators; PNE parade float; Photos of the greatest cable expansion in the company's history; Building program moving forward; Several Canadian Champion athletes; Several photos of Duncan operators, office, construction and repair crews; Good-bye to (one ton!) tabulators; New cable laid from Point Roberts to Mayne Island - photos and text; Nice cover photo of William May of Nelson whose quick action prevented a passenger train wreck near Creston; Lovely full page photo of the Trail operating room; Amazing photo of Jim Gural atop a swaying pole in the middle of a Capilano River flood; Great photos of the Victoria switchboard and staff; Expansion continued at record pace in 1949; Never a dull moment in life of chief operator; Ganges office wins Salt Spring Award; photos of 'when winter came to Colquitz and Keating; Photo of Miss Theodora G. Rhodes, librarian in the Public Relations Department, Vancouver, being presented with the British Empire Medal by Lieutenant-Governor Charles Banks for her service in the Women's Division at the Flying Control Airway Centre at Western Air Command during the war; Two new Vice-Presidents - G.A. Kennedy and H.M. Boyce; Company failed to earn full dividend requirements; Old Man Winter was a formidable foe - January storm destruction in the Fraser Valley; Hastings Barn Dance; Photos of the heavy construction gangs at work in the Fraser Valley; Photos of Trail office and staff; New Rates - many revenue accounting photos; photos of cable spinning; New look pay cheques; Photos of new automatic offices in Osoyoos and Castlegar; Parade float photos; Picnic returns to Newcastle Island; Nice photos of Alberni staff and facilities; Miss Mary Martin - Champion Highland Lassie; Photos of operating school; Final judgement on rates received; and more. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight and square. Name of E.P. LaBelle stamped on top edge of text - Mr. Labelle was a distinguished executive of the company. . Good. 1950. First Edition.

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        Surrealistische Publikationen. Heft 1 und 2. (= Alles Erschienene).

      Klagenfurt und Paris Haid und Edition Surrealistes / 1953 1950 - 94,32 S. mit zusammen 18 Abbildungen, Illustr. Orig.-Broschur. Erste Ausgabe.- Mit Texten und. Illustrationen von Paul Celan, Werner Riemerschmied, Walter Behrens, Victor Brauner, Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, André Breton, Hans Arp, Benjamin Péret, Edgar Jené, Antonin Artaud, Rudolf Wittkopf, Max Hölzer, Franz Rogler, Julien Gracq u.a.- Heft 1 mit der Bauchbinde " Die erste Manifestation der AVANTGARDE AUF GEISTIGEM UND SOZIALEM GEBIET in deutscher Sprache".- Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Eckert & Kaun GbR]
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        Farhang-e joghrafia Iran / Farhang-e jughrafiya'e Iran (Text in Persian / Farsi - Gazetteer / Geography of Iran, with maps in rear / Geographie Irans, mit Karten im Anhang ) (10 volumes)

      Artash (?), 1327 - 1332 hijri (ca. 1950?). 10 vols. Vol. 1 paperback, rest blue cloth; With together 65 maps, i.a. 59 folding, some plates, portret and few illustrations in the text; 28x22 cm. (vol. 1 map loose and with some, stains, paper browned, some notes in pencil, used) Although still very good, see picture. [NOTE: I assume the set is complete, but I don't read Persian/ Farsi. So the set here is offered as it is, with all faults, more pictures on request].

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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        THE DROWNING POOL

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950., 1950. First edition. First edition. Light offsetting to front endpapers, else a fine, copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration to the spine ends, corners, and extremities. A big-city detective, Harper, travels to the Deep South to help out an old girl friend who is being blackmailed. The 1975 movie of the same name was directed by Stuart Rosenberg and starred Paul Newman, Joan Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Melanie Griffith, et al. An attractive copy housed in a cloth slipcase.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Spring hill.

      Spring hill. £450

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Ur. Cahiers pour un dictat Culturel No. 1

      Paris: Ur, 1950. First edition. 8vo, 181 pp, illustrated wraps (by Serge De Turville). With an unknown signature to the presentation page, perhaps that of ownership. The debut issue of the periodical, issued the same year that Wolman, Lemaître and Serge Berna joined the movement, and one of the foundational documents of the movement. Three numbers of the first series were published. 7 numbers of a second series were issued much later, in the 1960's. A substantial statement, with CP-Matricon's brilliant outlining of the position of the movement in relation to scandal and silence, graphic works by Wolman, Dufrêne et al, Wolman, Brau and Matricon's "pour une mort synthétique", and a text on Lettriste painting, etc Lightly bumped at the spines, with light page toning, though the pages remain supple, and a touch of rubbing to the extremities, otherwise a remarkably unfaded near fine example. Exceedingly uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Division Leap, ABAA]
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        Manuscrit original de "Buenos Aires en Tinta China. Prologo."

      Buenos Aires 1950 - 2 pages manuscrites de cahier à spirales in-4. 42 lignes d'une écriture serrée, datées de "Buenos Aires, 25 de marzo de 1950", et signées J.L.B. Manuscrit autographe complet du Prologo (Préface) de l’ouvrage «Buenos Aires en tinta China», publié à Buenos Aires, Losada, en 1951. Cet ouvrage a été illustré par le peintre italien Attilio Rossi (1909-1994), qui séjourna en Argentine et au Mexique de 1935 à 1950, où il était l’ami de José Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Rafael Alberti, Octavio Paz, Diego Rivera etc. «Prologo. Que estas sensibles y precisas imágenes de nuestra querida ciudad sean obras de un espectador italiano es cosa que no debe asombrarnos. En lo arquitectónico, Buenos Aires tendió a apartarse de lo español como ya se había apartado en lo político; diferir de los padres es tal vez una fatalidad de los hijos. .» «.En algún tiempo, el concepto de paisajes urbanos debe haber sido paradójico; no sé quién lo A lo anterior se replicará que el estilo que he juzgado esencial está condenado a morir, ya que las nuevas construcciones lo ignoran y las antiguas no pueden aspirar a perpetuas. No está lejos el día en que no quede un solo patio ajedrezado, una sola puerta cancel. Realmente, no sé qué responder a esa objeción. Sé que Buenos Aires, alguna vez, dará con su otro estilo y que esas formas venideras preexisten (secretas y evasivas para mis ojos, claras para el futuro) en las deleitables páginas de este libro.» (Joint :) Buenos Aires in Tinta China. Dibujos de Attilio Rossi. Prologo de Jorge Luis Borges. Poema de Rafael Alberti. Editorial Losada. Buenos Aires. Acabado de imprimir el 29 de marzo de 1951. In-12, 186 pages. Toile éditeur, jaquettes illustrées conservées. (Jaquettes déchirées avec manques. Un coin du plat supérieur fragilisé. Rousseurs au fond des cahiers, près des coutures). Edition originale. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Veyssière Sigma]
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        The Sonnets of Michelangelo

      (London): Vision. (1950). Small octavo. Corners a bit bumped, a very good copy without dustwrapper. Bookplate of Leonard and Esther Baskin on the front pastedown, and an inscription dated in 1951 to Lennie from "the Estys", presumably Bill and Molly Esty. Baskin a bookplate for the Estys. From the library of the artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with an estate label designed by their son, Jonathan Shahn. Presumably Baskin gave the book to his sometimes collaborator Shahn. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        CEYLON

      Lincolns - Prager Publishers Ltd., 1950. hard cover. Good/Good. 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.

      [Bookseller: Parnassus Book Service]
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        He that plays the King. A view of the Theatre. With an Introductory Letter by Orson Welles.

      1950 - 8vo., original full red morocco lettered in gilt on spine with gilt centre tools. A near fine copy. First edition, Limited de Luxe Edition, 1 of 50 numbered copies printed for sale to members of The Collector's Book Club, specially bound, and signed by Kenneth Tynan. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        The Simple Art of Murder

      Hamish Hamilton, London 1950 - Maroon cloth titled in gilt. First British edition. Some insect nibbles to boards, bookshop stamp to ffep, foxing to textblock edge. Unmarked, sound binding, straight pages. The DJ in mylar is toned, edge-creased, chipped, and price-clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Rechnung ohne den Wirt [The Postman Always Rings Twice]

      Hamburg: Rowohlt. (1950). First. First German edition. Fine in a bright and attractive, near fine dustwrapper with slight chipping at the crown. A publisher's complimentary copy, rubberstamped as such, this copy was from Cain's own library. Provenance available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        MY CAMERA ON POINT LOBOS.; 30 Photographs and excerpts from E.W.'s daybook

      Yosemite National Park/Boston: Virginia Adams/Houghton Mifflin, 1950. First edition. Weston, Edward. Folio, 81 pp., 30 full-page plates. Spiral bound black paper over boards, printed in white ink. Very slight rubbing at the tips, else a near fine copy. The photo-illustrated dust jacket is creased, edge-chipped and the printed inner flap is present but detached and chipped at the edges; still a good or better example of the fragile and scarce dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Die Geschichte vom Hans im Chäfigli für Hans, Claudia u. Regula. Gezeichnet u. gemalt von der Gotte Nöle. (Privates Bilderbuch in Originalaquarellen).

      (Schweiz, ca. ) 1950 - 29,5x39,5 cm. (Aquarelle: 20,5x29 cm). Titel und 19 Blatt mit aquarellierten Federzeichnungen, montiert auf schwarzem Papier. Privater Halbleinwandband. Wer sich hinter der begabten Gotte Nöle versteckt, konnten wir nicht ausfindig machen. - Die Geschichte vom bösen Hans, der mit seinen Geschwistern, der Nöle und vielen Tieren einen Wanderzirkus gründet und mit dem verdienten Geld Mohrenköpfe kaufen und alle damit glücklich machen. Pädagogisch nicht ganz korrekt, aber wunderschön gezeichnet und sehr bunt bemalt. Dazu 3 weitere Aquarelle für Kinder derselben Künstlerin. - Einband mit Lichrand und etwas fleckig. Leinenstreifen am Rücken etwas angerissen.

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        MO'ALLA. La tombe d'Ankhtifi et la tombe de Sébekhotep. Aquarelles de Youssef Khafaga, dessins de Vandier-D'Abbadie. Bibliothèque d'étude, T. XVIII

      Le Caire, Imprimerie de l'IFAO, 1950. - In-4 original softcover, VI-315pp, 97 fig. and XLIII plates (many folding), indice, bibliography. First edition. Back and first plate edge cover fading, but in very fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        The Road To Serfdom

      10th impression of the first U.S. edition hardcover in dust jacket (Chicago, 1950); prior owner front free end page, text unmarked; little age tone to text pages; tight bind; clean cloth cover bright gilt titling/decoration; dj acceptable: little sun fade along spine, rubbing and age tone along folds, short tears at spine ends and corners, a chip at spine head; flap price present HdC13ambib

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        Le Dur Désir de Durer. The English translation is by Stephen Spender and Frances Cornford

      The Gray Falcon Press. London The Trianon Press, Philadelphia 1950 - Number 1426 of 1500 copies. Illustrated by Marc Chagall with a 2 colour hand-coloured frontispiece and numerous line drawings, many full-page. 1 vols. 4to. With two colour frontispiece reproduced by hand in the workshop of Daniel Jacomet under the control of Marc Chagall and black and white illustrations in the text. Illustrated by Marc Chagall with a 2 colour hand-coloured frontispiece and numerous line drawings, many full-page. 1 vols. 4to

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        Original Letter

      Nairobi Kenya, 1950. Soft cover. Near Fine. 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.

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        A Voyage To Lilliput and A Voyage To Brobdingnag Made By Lemuel Gulliver In The Year mdccii (Gulliver’s Travels)

      Limited Editions Club, New York, 1950; First Edition; #433 of a limited edition of 1500. Two volumes, the first Lilliputian-sized (3 1/2" x 2 1/2"), and the matching companion in folio (18 1/2" x 13 1/2"), housed together in the original slipcase with silk pull ribbons. Designed by legendary typographer Bruce Rogers and printed at The Aldus Printers. Each volume numbered and signed in initial by Rogers. Near Fine. Tiny edge bump on the shoulder of the spine panel of the folio volume at upper left one inch below the top extremity, and a microscopically shallow edge strike across the fore of the last 15 leaves of text block at upper right. The miniature volume retains the glassine wrapper, the folio does not. Clean, bright, crisp, board surfaces smooth and glossy, corners sharp, bindings tight, sound, and square. No bookplates, no ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind. Slipcase Very Good, unsoiled, bright, with minor wear of the outer paper covering at the corners, no splits or cracks, sturdy and sound in all respects.

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        AUX JARDINS DE MIRO]. Original double page colour lithograph by Joan Miro. Published for

      Derriere le Mirroir #29-30 1950 - 37x54cm. Unframed. Printed in colours. Excellent condition. Joan Miro (1893 - 1983), Spanish Catalan artist.

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        The Maps of San Francisco Bay from the Spanish Discovery in 1769 to the American Occupation

      San Francisco, CA:: The Book Club of California,, 1950. First Edition, thus. Hardcover. Like New. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 77. LIMITED EDITION of 375 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press with Deepdene Text handset and Jansen linotype types on mold made paper. Folio. 12 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. (xii), 140, [2] pp. Title page printed in red and black with red Grahborn printer's device, headings and initials in red, facsimiles of 21 maps on 19 sheets (8 folding), bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Quarter red morocco, patterned paper over boards, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight, light scuff at head of spine. Includes the original prospectus and an order form from the Book Club of California, A List of Club Publications Available for Christmas Gifts, noting 3% California sales tax. Fine. "This book, which was three years in preparation, is of outstanding historical importance. It is the first and only work in its field. "Maps of San Francisco Bay" is a good instance of the reason for the existence of book clubs which publish books. No commercial publisher could have afforded to issue this one. The book went out of print on publication and has since become very difficult to procure. Included in the Exhibition of Western Books (Rounce & Coffin Club)." Magee. REFERENCES: Magee, The Hundredth Book, No. 77; Magee and Magee, Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1940-1956, No. 501.

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        THE MAPS OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY from the Spanish Discovery in 1769 to the American Occupation

      San Francisco, CA: The Book Club of California | The Grabhorn Press, 1950. Limited Edition. Quarter Leather. Near Fine binding. Folio. One of 300 copies printed by The Grabhorn Press. California historian and librarian Neal Harlow wrote this as his Master's Thesis at Berkeley and it's considered an excellent work of Californiana scholarship. This copy finely bound in original patterned boards with red crushed morocco backstrip, as issued by the Grabhorns. One of their most sumptuous productions. Near Fine binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Archive of Helicopter Photographs

      N.p.: N.p., circa 1950s-1980s. Light wear from handling throughout, overall near fine in cardboard binders.. Extensive photographic collection of over 1000 helicopter pictures, most silver gelatin prints, collated into six 2 1/2-inch thick Leitz binders, and organized by manufacturer and model. Three binders are dedicated to the American company Bell Helicopters and are titled Bell, Bell UH-1, and UH1D; with two focused on the "Huey" model, widely used by the US Army during the Vietnam War. Two binders are titled SUD AVN ALII75-77 and SUD AVN ALII (F/BGS/Bw), both concentrated on the French helicopter maker Sud Aviation, and their then primary model, the Alouette. The fifth binder is titled Bölkow and is centered on the West German company of the same name; an additional clasp bound manila folder is laid in and contains more Bölkow images. The majority of the photographs were collected from a variety of military related sources such as press packets, presentation packets, tear sheets, and other such official disseminations; indeed some of the images, especially from Bell and Sud Aviation are stamped to verso with company name. However, there are also numerous snapshots more personal in origin. The organization of the folders documents the production and variations of the helicopters, often with nearly fetishistic attention to small details, like markings and graphics. While civilian deployment is documented, the overall tone and content is distinctly martial; the West German helicopter parks and French training exercises especially suggest the tense staging of European Cold War militarization. Although the exact purpose of this archive is unknown, certain clues (such as pages from a West German plastic modeling company) suggest an amateur enthusiast engaged in obsessive typological collation. Throughout, the high quality of the photographs are chillingly anonymous and professional. Taken as a whole, a phenomenal photographic archive and accidentally curated art object. An extensive catalogue about the archive entitled "From the Bunker" has been published by The Everyday Press.

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        MY CAMERA ON POINT LOBOS.; 30 Photographs and excerpts from E.W.'s daybook

      Virginia Adams/Houghton Mifflin, Yosemite National Park/Boston 1950 - Folio, 81 pp., 30 full-page plates. Spiral bound black paper over boards, printed in white ink. Very slight rubbing at the tips, else a near fine copy. The photo-illustrated dust jacket is creased, edge-chipped and the printed inner flap is present but detached and chipped at the edges; still a good or better example of the fragile and scarce dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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        All Honorable Men

      Boston: Little Brown. Good in Poor dust jacket. 1950. First Edition. Cloth. 326 pp. spine and corners bumped and worn. Some light, small water spots on front board. Lower corner of front board water stained. Spine sunned. Prev owner's name on ffep, title page. Jacket is present, but rear flap and rear panel is separated. Large portions missing from jacket spine. Jacket front panel has tears. The complete account of the giant German industrial and financial combines subsidized the Nazis, and conspired to cripple Europe and America through pre-war agreements. Martin then goes on to show how the post-war program to dismantle these cartels was stopped by powerful industrial and financial interests on the Allied side, who wanted to get back to 'business as usual'.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

      [Bookseller: Riverwash Books]
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        L'abbé C

      first edition on the current paper.Signed autograph of Georges Bataille to filmmaker Jean Grémillon.Back insolated, yellowed paper as usually. Les éditions de minuit Paris 1950 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        DE RE METALLICA

      New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1950. Hardcover. Very good/very good. 4to. Red cloth. Gilt lettering to spine. Blindstamped design to front board. In original illustrated dust jacket. Unclipped. SIGNED BY HERBERT HOOVER to cut sheet tipped onto first endpaper. Jacket toned, chipped from edges. Cloth lighltly shelf worn at edges. Otherwise sound, clean. With a TLS laid-in. First printing of the new 1950 Dover edition of Hoover's translation of Georgius Agricola's significant, early work on mining, originally published in 1556; this translation first printed by The Mining Magazine in London, 1912. With a bold, cut Hoover signature tipped onto the first endpaper and accompanied by an August 19, 1970 TLS from Lewis L. Strauss to the book's previous owner, Jesse C. Johnson: "Dear Jesse: / Here is the autograph / of Herbert Hoover to tip in / your copy of his DE RE METALLICA. / Faithfully yours, / Lewis / Lewis L. Strauss." Strauss served as former private secretary to Hoover during his tenure as head of the United States Food Administration and was later named the first commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission where he worked with Johnson, who served as head of the agency's division on raw materials and mining. Each of their papers reside at Stanford's Hoover Institution. An important mining and Presidential association.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        cobra 5: Internationale Zeitschrift für Moderne Kunst. Organ de Internationale des Artistes Expérimentaux. Deutsche Ausgabe. With original woodcut illustrations. by O. Hoffmann and M. Olyff, - With the tipped in textleaf by A. Jorn on yellow stock and the original lithograph by Pierre Alechinsky.

      Hannover, Druckerei Alois Wolpers, CDH 96, Warmbüchenkamp 2, 1950 - Quer-4°. 28 pages. OBr. (Gebrauchsspuren). With Asger Jorn s text Sozialistische Heringe, realistische Olfarben und Volkskunst and original hors-texte lithograph by Alechinsky. Printed in very limited numbers, the German issue of Cobra (No. 5) was banned in Germany until the 50s.- [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Internationalismus - Arno Kundlatsch]
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        THE EMPERORS [series title]

      [ New York], 1950. Folio. Plate size 45 x 37.5 cm, plus full margins. Series of six original etchings, with aquatint. Some faint smudges to a few margins, otherwise fine. A striking, atmospheric series of etchings depicting six Roman emperors, each being example #4 from an edition of fifty numbered impressions, each captioned, numbered and signed by the artist in the margin. The etchings are also titled in the plate: "Nero The Profligate," "Marcus Aurelius the Philosopher," "Constantine the Christian," "Great Caesar the Conqueror," "Augustus Father of Rome," and "Tiberius render Unto Caesar." Ritter (1906 - 1976) ran the Laurel Gallery in New York from 1947 - 1950, and published the work of a number of artists, including Milton Avery. It is possible that this series appeared at that time.

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        Poèmes de Charles d'Orléans. Manuscrits et illustré par Henri Matisse

      - Paris, Tériade éditeur, 1950. In-Folio en feuillet sous couverture rempliée lithographiée en couleurs et étui d'origine. 100 pages ornées de 54 lithographies originales en couleurs dont la couverture. Ce livre manuscrit a été entièrement composé par Henri Matisse. L'artiste a écrit à la main et enluminé les "Poèmes de Charles d'Orléans". Les lithographies ont été éxécutées sous la direction de Henri Matisse par les ateliers Mourlot frères qui ont achevé d'imprimer l'ouvrage le 24 février 1950, pour les éditions de la revue Verve, 4, rue Férou, Paris. Il a été tiré sur vélin spécialement fabriqué par les paèteries d'Arches 1200 exemplaires numérotés et 30 exemplaires hors commerce. Les exemplaires sont signés par l'artiste. Celui-ci porte le n° 78, il est bien signé par Henri Matisse. Peu courant. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE GIL-ARTGIL SARL]
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        Small Archive Of Hundreds Of Sketches And Drawings By E Roscoe Shrader

      1950. 1st Edition. No Binding. Very Good. Original Sketches And Drawings. Signed by Illustrator(s). Small Archive Of Several Hundred Sketches And Drawings By E Roscoe Shrader, Circa 1940-1960. The Archive Consists Of Nine Folders: 1. Original Photograph Of Shrader, Brush And Palette In Hand, Smoking A Pipe, In Front Of His Painting Of A Boy On A Rock, Circa 1920'S. 2. Folder Of Loose Sheets, Including Pencil Drawing Of Monks Reading At Desks, Probably For A Bookplate; Four Pages Of Ink Sketches; 50 Sheets Of Pencil Sketches, One To Three Per Page; One Color Pencil Sketch Of A Family Picnic Beneath Trees, Ten Figures. 3. Black Three Hole Binder, With 39 Sheets, One To Four Drawings On Each Sheet, Pencil Sketches In Black And White. 4. Folder With 43 Sheets, Holes In Sides, Black Pencil Or Black Charcoal Pencil Sketches, Some With Several Images Per Sheet. 5. Folder With Sheets Bound In, Seven Pages Of Pencil Sketches, Seven Pages Of Color Sketches; Mountain Views. 6. Folder With Sheets Bound In, Twelve Pencil Sketches; Vegetation. 7. Folder With Pages Bound In, Twelve Pages Of Sketches, Some With Several Sketches Per Page. 8. Folder With Sheets Bound In, Seven Sheets In Black Pencil, Five In Color. 8. Folder With Loose Sheets Of Sketches, 24 Black In White, A Few With Sketches On Both Sides, And 12 In Color, Including One Watercolor. 9. Two Christmas Cards Illustrated By One Of His Paintings, Partially Handwritten. The Cover From A Harper's Weekly, Illustrated In Color By Shrader, And Eight B/W Clippings Of His Magazine Illustrations. Twelve Photographs Printed On Sheets, Showing Work Signed By A "Vasari", With Annotations; One Shown As Winning A Prize In Rome In 1937; We Assume Vasari Was One Of His Students. Several Letters From Shrader To His Wife Or Daughter, Letters From His Wife, A Christmas Gift Card To His Father (Original And In Draft). Edwin Roscoe Shrader (1878 - 1960), Painter, Illustrator, And Teacher, Began His Art Studies With William Lees Judson At Usc. Shrader'S Father Was A Professor And Chair Of The Physics And Chemistry Department At Usc. In 1902 Roscoe Enrolled At The Art Institute Of Chicago For Two Years, Studying With John C. Johansen And Thomas Wood Stevens (1880-1942). He Applied And Was Accepted To Howard Pyle'S School Of Illustration In Wilmington, Delaware; Under Pyle'S Guidance For Two Years (Until The School Closed In 1906), Shrader Became An Accomplished Illustrator Of Books And Magazines, With Clients Such As Harper'S, Century, And Scribner'S. He Was A Member Of The Art Colony In New Hope, Pa For Three Years Before Settling In Los Angeles In 1917. After Returning To California, Shrader Joined The California Art Club And Became A Teacher At The Otis Art Institute. In 1923, He Was Named Dean Of The Faculty, And Upon Retirement In 1949, Was Honored As Dean Emeritus Of Otis By County Supervisor John Anson Ford. In 1924 Shrader Was Elected President Of The California Art Club, A Position That He Would Hold Three Times. He Received A Silver Medal For The Wreck In The Cac'S 17Th Annual Exhibit (1926), And Was Awarded The Mrs. Keith Spalding Prize For Best Western Landscape Twice: For Pageant Of A Mountain Camp In The Cac'S 18Th Annual (1927) And For Grape Pickers Of La Cañada In Their 20Th Annual (1929). Shrader Played A Large Role In Helping Oil Heiress Aline Barnsdall Decide To Gift Her Famous Hollyhock House To The California Art Club To Use For Fifteen Years (1927-1942) Rent Free. Shrader Would Preside Over The First Black American Art Exhibit In Los Angeles, Held At The Hollyhock House (1929) As Well As Myriad Other Cac Activities. As Dean Of Otis, He Supported Education For Returning G.I.S, Fighting To Keep Them In Schools. The Cac Joined The G.I.S And The Otis Alumni At The Protests - Later Resulting In The First Annual G.I. Art Exhibit (1946), A Collaboration Between The Cac And The Veterans Administration. (Information From California Art Club).

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Conan the Conqueror.

      New York: Gnome Press, Inc.,, 1950. Octavo. Original dark red cloth, titles to spine and front cover in black, brown map endpapers. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to foot of front free endpaper. An excellent bright copy in the jacket with slight rubbing to extremities, small nick to foot of spine, small mark to front flap. First edition, first impression. Although this is the first of the Conan books to be published it is Conan's final adventure, as well as being "the longest and most ambitious". The character of Conan first appeared in 1932 in Weird Tales magazine; the renowned fantasy magazine which also published H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos stories. This story was originally published in Weird Tales as The Hour of the Dragon between 1935 and 1936. Howard's "stories of bloody fantastic adventure remain the best in their subgenre".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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