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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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        Max Ernst. Textes de Joe Bousquet et Michel Tapié

      René Drouin, [Paris] 17, Place Vendôme 1950 - With 11 full-page illustrations, and 11 black and white photographic reproductions (among them a folded and mounted). First edition. Association copy, inscribed by Max Ernst to Man Ray and Juliet. In publisher's illustrated wrappers, printed in green and red. 61, (3) p. [6 plates and the unnumbered pages with illustrations are included.]. An association copy, inscribed by Max Ernst to Man Ray and his wife Juliet. An important presentation copy, inscribed by Max Ernst in French to Man Ray and Juliet with "amités transatlantique". Max Ernst and Man Ray, the chief figures of the Surrealist movement, were not just associates in the avant-garde movement and scenes, since its earliest times (eg. both artists were represented in the first Surrealist exhibition in Paris in 1925) but also very close friends who held double wedding together in 1946 when Max Ernst married to Dorothea Tanning and May Ray to Juliet Browner, the modern dancer, the other addressee of the dedication. The book contains two essays on Max Ernst the German Dadaist and Surrealist artist, the first one is by the poet Joë Bousquet, who was a friend of Max Ernst and many Surrealist artists and also a collector of their artworks. The second essay, which is "forwarded" by eleven full page images by Max Ernst, is by the art critic, curator, and collector Michel Tapié. The book finishes with the eleven black and white photographic reproductions of Max Ernst painting. The wrappers are artistically restored at spine, the rear cover also at left edge. Very slightly worn at extremities. Inside clean and well preserved. Housed in custom-made folder. Overall a very good copy. In publisher's illustrated wrappers, printed in green and red First edition. Association copy, inscribed by Max Ernst to Man Ray and Juliet. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Autograph lettercard signed.

      No place, 12. VI. 1950. - 8vo. 2 pages on bifolium. To General Hans R. Lorenz: "The politics of the Anglo-Saxons, led by Roosevelt and Churchill, were madness. The so-called victors opened Europe's gates to Soviet Russia and created this situation. And in so doing these deluded persons have also ruined their own people [.]".

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        Korean War Photo Album with Service Medal and Issuing Letter.

      South Korea, circa 1950-1955, 1950. Album of snapshot photographs from the Korean War, of an English officer, R.G. Chambers of Watford, Hertfordshire, who served with British No. 1 Infantry Troops Recovery Unit, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME). Together with the officer's United Nations Service Medal for Korea (UNKM) in its original blue box, and with the original letter of issue from the Royal Army Medal Office stamped 26 January 1956. Album contains 103 photographs taken at Seoul and Inchon [Incheon], a few with the officer's manuscript captions to verso, each mounted with corners onto black cardstock leaves separated with tissue guards. Oblong 8vo. album purchased in Asia and measuring approximately 39 x 26,5 cm, with exquisitely illustrated and vibrantly coloured lacquered wood boards, and decorated endpapers. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 4,5 x 5,5 cm, and the largest 12 x 8,5 cm. Small chips to album corners, decorative wooden panel to rear of spine cracked though not affecting the integrity of the binding, otherwise items are in Very Good Condition, a beautiful and solid album with crisp photographs and a clean, well-preserved medal. This album provides an unusually thorough visual tour of the military camps of the 1st Commonwealth Division, R.E.M.E. Recovery Unit, both at Seoul and at Incheon during the Korean War, as well as city views with glimpses into civilian life. Centered largely on the camp of the Recovery Unit to which he was posted, a sign within the camp also shows the tents of New Zealand's 162 and 163 military units. Several large military vehicles are shown, which suggest that he repaired many. Especially in the environs of Seoul, hilly landscape, rough terrain, narrow roads with sharp bends took a great toll on the army trucks and tanks, engine and gearbox life was estimated no more than 500 hours, a recovery unit mechanic's job was a demanding one. Even retrieving a disabled vehicle was quite a challenge as the American troops had been ordered to destroy all bridges. Capturing his interest, he includes a snapshot photograph of a Chinese three-wheeled truck with canopy cover and glass windshield for the driver, and open back for cargo or passengers, sometimes known as a triporter. [Their design originated in Russia, and in their most basic form, were little more than a trailer attached to an engine by a pivoting beam. The engine drove the front wheel by means of a belt transmission. They came in three and four wheeled versions. Similar models continue to be produced today for commercial purposes.] Two harbour views show Inchon prior to General Douglas MacArthur's invasion known as the Battle of Inchon. Incheon was occupied by North Korean troops on 4 September 1950. The amphibious invasion took place from 10-19 September 1950, involved some 75,000 troops and 261 naval vessels, and was a decisive victory and strategic reversal in favor of the United Nations. The campaign led to the recapture of the South Korean capital of Seoul two weeks later. Chambers also includes images of the military rest center at Inchon [Incheon], situated in a park-like setting, and offering the men some reprieve from war duty. In Seoul he captures city street views with Koreans going about their regular routine. He includes a photograph of the iconic 'South Gate' or Namdaemun, officially known as the Sungnyemun (Gate of Exalted Ceremonies), being one of the eight gates from the fortress wall which surrounded the city back in the Joseon dynasty. A photograph of a downtown theatre advertising Abbott and Costello's 1955 film "Meet the Keystone Kops" suggests that Chambers continued to serve in Korea for some time during the post-Armistice period. Serving in the British Army, and ultimately assisting both the United Nations and the United States of America in defending and protecting South Korea, officer Chambers received the United Nations medal for his service in the Korean War. [The United Nations Service Medal for Korea (UNKM) was established on December 12, 1950. The military decoration was the first international award ever created by the United Nations, and recognized the multi-national defense forces which participated in the Korean War.] Together with the original letter of issue from the former Army Medal Office in Droitwich, the medal is in remarkable condition, its ribbon clean and bright, carefully preserved in its original box. The 1st Commonwealth Division was the name given, after July 1951, to Commonwealth land forces in the Korean War. The division was a multinational unit that was part of British Commonwealth Forces Korea, and whilst British and Canadian Army units formed the bulk of the division, Australian infantry, New Zealand artillery and an Indian medical unit were also a part of the division. It was made up of 58% British forces, 22% Canadian forces, 14% Australian forces, 5% New Zealander forces, and 1% Indian forces. [The unit was preceded by the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade, which was the initial parent formation of Commonwealth army units in Korea, and which arrived in Korea in August 1950.] The 1st Commonwealth Division was part of the US I Corps, which also included the US 1st Cavalry Division, the US 3rd and 25th Infantry Divisions, and the ROK 1st Division. The division participated in Operation Minden, and in Operation Commando which seized the Jamestown Line and destroyed some of Chinese Army groups. The strategically important sector of front on the Jamestown Line, stretched from the Kimpo peninsula on the Yellow Sea coast to a point east of Kumhwa about 6.3 miles (10.1 km), and just 30 miles (48 km) from the South Korean capital, Seoul. The 23rd Heavy Recovery Section (29 Brigade) of R.E.M.E. (Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers), which comprised some 50 men, had base camps at both Inchon and Seoul. Formed under the leadership of Captain Neil Prior, who remained in command until early 1952, this unit arrived in Pusan from Liverpool aboard The Empress of Australia, the flag ship from U.K. and the first to arrive in Korea from the U.K. R.E.M.E. were responsible for the maintenance, repair and recovery of all equipment including vehicles, machinery, electronic cmmunication devices, and the like. The Armistice Agreement ending the Korean War was signed on 27 July 1953. British Army infantry combat units, including the REME, continued to be deployed in Korea in the post-Armistice from 28 July 1953 to 26 July 1957. As part of the demobilisation of forces after the war, however, REME was reduced to a Commonwealth Brigade Group in 1954, and subsequently, from May 1956 until its final withdrawal in August 1957, to a Commonwealth Contingent of battalion strength..

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        TRESOR DE LIVRES RARES ET PRECIEUX

      1950. 8 volumi Rigida Nuovi

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        Trois contes de Perrault. La Belle au bois dormant. La barbe bleue. Cendrillon. Dessins de Henry Lemarié gravés sur bois.

      Paris, Jean Porson 1942-1950. - 4°. 41 p., 3 f. ; 25 p., 3 f. ; 33 p., 10 p. n. ch. Avec 110 illustrations de Lemarié minutieusement gravées sur bois, et imprimées en nombreuses couleurs. Plein maroquin. Dos à 5 nerfs. Titre doré au dos. Dorures sur les chasses. Tête dorée. Couvertures et dos conservés. Emboîtage cartonné assorti. N° XIX d'un petit nombre d'exemplaires sur Rives, numérotés en chiffres romains , destinés aux collaborateurs de la présente édition. - Reliure signée E. Schroth, Bâle. - A l'origine il était prévu que 5 contes de Perrault seraient édités, mais "Des évènements indépendants de sa volonté ont contraint l'Editeur à renoncer à la publication des deux derniers contes projetés". - La Belle au bois dormant est ornée de 45 ill. qui ont exigés la gravure de 800 bois et leur impression a nécessité 2 millions de passages sur machine soit 900 heures de travail assidu. La barbe bleue ornée de 25 ill. et Cendrillon orné de 39 ill. ont nécessité un nombre d'heures de travail tout aussi colossal. - Henry Lemarié (1911- 1991), miniaturiste célèbre, appartient à l'histoire du livre du XXème siècle. Dessinateur de l'infîniment petit, il a laissé une oeuvre remarquable, portée au plus haut degré de la perfection, à placer au premier rang de l'art français du Livre. - Dos bruni, sino exemplaire en excellent état de cette édition magnifique.

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        Un mauvais rêve suivi de Notes et variantes établies par Albert Béguin et de vingt-sept lettres de Georges Bernanos

      First edition, one of 65 numbered copies on Hollande paper, the tirage de tête after 50 on Japon.Superb maroon morocco studded with gilt dots by Madeleine Gras, repair to foot of one joint, covers with design of spiral fillets to centre, red velour endpapers and pastedowns, covers and spine preserved, all edges gilt; slipcase edged in maroon morocco, lined in brown felt, wood-patterned paper boards. Slight marginal worming to blank endpapers. A very good copy in a handsome binding. Plon Paris 1950 13x20cm relié sous étui

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        Buffalo Bone Days A story of the Buffalo slaughter on our western plains

      Self-Published,, DuBois, Penn.: 1950 - Near fine in brown, pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the front board. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches with minor fly specking at the upper edge of the front board. Without a dust jacket presumably as issued. Across the face of the title page the author has written a long inscription to his editor. Reprinted from a series of articles appearing in the Dubois Courier-Express in 1949. 85 pages of text including an appendix and epilogue. Illustrated with reproductions of a number of black and white photographs. A very clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Across the River and Into the Trees

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. First printing. Hardcover. Very near Fine/Very Good+. 308 pp. Price of $3.00 on front flap of jacket. First issue dust jacket (as per Ahearn APG 0028e). Jacket shows traces of edge wear and has a small sticker ghost on the bottom left corner of the rear panel but has bright vivid colors and is quite attractive, as is the book itself.

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        Framed Signed Photograph

      1950 - 9.75 x 8-inch black-and-white photo of a grinning Karloff looking off to the side -- no place, no date, circa 1950. Signed in full across his right shoulder. Matted in off-white and set in a black frame measuring 15 x 13 inches. Small faint crease along the left edge; very good condition. English actor best known for his portrayals of Frankenstein's monster. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi.

      Bukavu, Belgian Congo. Tourist Bureau for the Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi. No date. Ca. 1950s. Color original vintage poster with pictorial map, 39 1/4 x 24 1/2 inches. A couple of pinholes in each corner, soft creases and short edge tears, a couple of 1/4 inch tears to upper right edge; tiny chip to upper left corner; good, bright and clean condition. Dramatic composition with a pictorial map at upper right depicting the Belgian Congo's (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) people, animals, art and costumes; at lower left is the portrait of a young Congolese.

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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. .

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        Prince Isadore A Novel

      [London]: Methuen, 1950. First edition. xvi, 176pp. Illustrated by Feliks Topolski. 1 vols. 12mo. Decorated paper boards, orange cloth spine with paper label. Near fine copy of this scarce title. First edition. xvi, 176pp. Illustrated by Feliks Topolski. 1 vols. 12mo. Inscribed on the flyleaf to Acton's friend Edward Eberly: "May this little book avert all evil eyes from my friend Edward and amuse his leisure moments! With all best wishes, from Harold."

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        The Glassblowers

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1950. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. 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.

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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]

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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].

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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.

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        Spring hill.

      Spring hill. £450

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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]

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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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