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        Laughter in the Dark (Signed Association copy)

      New York: Signet Books, 1950. First edition thus. Near Fine. First paperback edition of Kamera Obskura. Signed on the title page by Nabokov for the Signet publisher Kurt Enoch and dated the month after publication (five years before Nabokov acheived major literary success with Lolita). Nabokov famously would not autograph books unless he knew the recipient, making signed first editions of his work scarce. Near Fine with only slight wear at the spine. Nabokov's novel about passion, betrayal, and ambition predated his infamous Lolita by 23 years. Laughter in the Dark allowed the author to develop themes connected to a middle-aged man's passion for a younger woman, and to explore how a parasitic relationship based on lust could lead to mutual downfall. Provenance: From the library of Kurt Enoch, who founded the New American Library and subsequently its Signet and Penguin imprints, and who in the late 1940s invented the mass market paperback, bringing the work of many great authors to a vast and entirely new readership. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Eagle in a Landscape.

      ca. 1950.(). Gouache painting on board. 5.5 x 15.25 inches. Signed by the artist in ink. Authenticated by the artist's son, Tony Sheets, on the verso.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Le papyrus Jumilhac. I. Text; II. Plates. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Paris, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, N.d. (ca. 1950). - Two volumes. Royal quarto. I. Text: Pp. 349. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full buckram, green lettering embossed on cover and spine, cloth bit darkened, a hint of minute wear at foot of spine. II. Plates: 24 plates, numbered I-XXIII plus I.bis, printed in collotype, bound in the original plain wrappers. In a very good condition, fine plates. ~ First edition. Very rare. The beautiful plates are printed in collotype, one of the most accurate and attractive methods of photomechanical tonal printing processes. Highly skilled and expensive process, it cannot produce more than a limited number of impressions. It has been used for single-sheet prints and luxury portfolios, and since the 1950s has been abandoned by all except a few small specialist firms. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        TRESOR DE LIVRES RARES ET PRECIEUX - 8 voll.

      GRAESSE TRESOR DE LIVRES RARES ET PRECIEUX - 8 voll.. 1950 Nuovi Rigida . Facciamo i migliori prezzi di internet. Se trovate lo stesso testo (anche su altri portali) a prezzi più bassi, vi facciamo lo sconto del 10% sul prezzo più basso che avete trovato. Scriveteci (tramite sms o whatsapp) al 348.9128343

      [Bookseller: Libreria Fabiocomics]
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        Autograph letter signed

      one page 8 December n.d.[1950s], Southern Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland - To a Mr Schffer saying that his letter "of Oct 15 finally caught up with me on a lecture tour. I shall be back in N.Y. next Friday . . . My address is 235 Seventh Avenue . . . If you could call me on Saturday morning . . . perhaps we could arrange a meeting." Headed paper with vignette showing the hotel; folded for mailing else in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        F Stocks May a group of 13 illustrations of heroines and sportsmen watercolour on artboard, signed by the artist

      318D - F Stocks May a group of illustrations of heroines and sportsmen, all watercolour on artboard, sized between 18 x 12cms. & 44 x 32cms., occasional slight surface dirt, but generally excellent. All from the 1950's [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Finecopy ABA]
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        I, Robot [1st, Dj]

      New York: Gnome Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1950. 1st; 1st. Cloth. 253 pages; First edition. 12mo, original black-stamped pictorial crisp red cloth; minor wear, dust jacket ($2.50 price intact) (minor wear - small rubbed areas at top of spine panel and at head of joints, minute wear at foot of spine panel and corners, spine panel faded to gray). Very small light stain on fore edges, neat ink ownership at head of front free endpaper recto, otherwise internally clean. Tight, bright copy in intact, unrestored dust jacket showing very minor edge wear. Currey p. 17, binding state A..Asimov's second book, a collection of nine robot stories that postulate the three laws of robotics.. Jacket is vividly colored. .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
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        Notice - Up to $5,000 Reward - For Information Leading to the Arrest and Conviction of Anyone Rustling Cattle from These Premises - Member Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association - Posted

      Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association Theft Reward Sign. Heavy gauge metal sign, with yellow and black background, measures 18" x 10". In good condition, sign has wave to the metal located at the middle of the sign, moderate rust and heavy scratching to all edges and on verso, and moderate rubbing to paint on both sides. Although rustling is far from a new issue, it is still a persistent problem within the cattle industry. Most cattle associations advise the top ways to prevent cattle theft are to display signs like this one on gates and entrances, as well as brand cattle and horses, making sure the brand is recorded. The Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association was registered in 1950, although there were many county organizations existing throughout the state, documented as early as the 1930's. Lyle Boren wrote the charter of incorporation for the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association and within the next few years many of the local and county associations merged together to become a more active and involved group (Oklahoma Historical Society). Moderately worn, this sign was put to good use and hopefully prevented the theft of valuable cattle. .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Le Da Costa encyclopédique *

      Fontaine puis J. Aubier, Paris (1947-1950). - 3 livraisons brochées 32 x 25 puis 24 x 19 pour les deux dernières, totalisant une bonne soixantaine de pages. Fragiles couvertures un brin insolées & défraîchies. Iconographie en noir. Parue avec une numérotation fantaisiste (dans l'ordre le VII-II précédant les I & II) et dans un anonymat divinatoire (aucune rubrique signée mais indication des collaborateurs en début), cette mystification littéraire n'a pas échappé à Noël Arnaud qui la recense dans son encyclopédie des farces et attrapes. Parmi les signataires avoués, relevons : Duchamp, et les Waldberg, initiateurs de cet avant-goût de dictionnaire surréaliste partiel, dont le logo du fascicule initial est un âne perché dans un nid d'oiseau. Mais aussi Ferry, Mesens puis, rejoignant les précités au fil du temps Bataille, Breton, Paulhan,.Ni fréquent ni très connu.

      [Bookseller: OH 7e CIEL]
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        Wrapping paper design for the Eifler Seed Company

      Vienna, 1950. Exuberant midcentury watercolor design for wrapping paper to be used by the Viennese seed company Eifler & Company. Rows of brightly colored root vegetables and flowers alternate with lines of text: SAMEN ("seeds") and the name and street address of the supplier. Designer Helga Janetschek-Becker was an accomplished commercial artist, creating packaging for a number of iconic brands, including Salzburg's Mozartkugeln. A surprising survival. Original pen and watercolor design on single sheet of buff paper, measuring 16.5 x 12.5 inches. Adhesive residue from previous matting around unfinished edges.

      [Bookseller: Honey & Wax Booksellers]
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        GLI ULTIMI GIORNI DI POMPEI MOVIE POSTER/GLI ULTIMI GIORNI DI POMPEI/POSTER

      WARNER 1950 - GLI ULTIMI GIORNI DI POMPEI - 1950, Dir: MARCEL L'HERBIER - PAOLO MOFFA, Cast: MICHELINE PRESLE, GEORGES MARCHAL, MARCEL HERRAND, JAQUE CATELAIN, , Nac. film: FRANCIA, Company: WARNER, Designer: MARTINATI, , Nac. poster: ITALIA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : 100X140-Cm.-40X55-INCHES-2 SH., Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

      [Bookseller: BENITO ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER]
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        Handbuch der Bibliothekswissenschaft : Erster Band - Schrift und Buch. 9. Lieferung.

      Stuttgart, Koehler, 1950. 2. vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage. S. 769-864, Abb., 4°, kartoniert, 9.Lfg., antiquarisch gut erhaltenes Exemplar, B7120 Musik; Theater; Oper; Operetten; Kunst; Bildhauerei; Gesellschaft; Musical; Bücher; Buchdruck;,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Viertel]
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        HISTORIA DE LOS PAPAS. 35 Vols.

      Gustavo Gili, Barcelona 1950 - 4º menor. Tela editorial estampada. Versión de la 4º edición alemana, por el Ramón Ruiz Amado. Falta sólo los 4 primeros Volumenes. 4-2 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Itziar Arranz Libros]
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        GAMBLING HOUSE MOVIE POSTER/I RAGNI DELLA METROPOLI/POSTER

      RKO 1950 - I RAGNI DELLA METROPOLI - 1950, Dir: TED TETZLAFF, Cast: VICTOR MATURE, TERRY MOORE, WILLIAM BENDIX, , , Nac. film: USA, Company: RKO, Designer: AUTHOR, , Nac. poster: ITALIA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : -100X140-Cm.-40X55-INCHES-2 SH., , Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

      [Bookseller: BENITO ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER]
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        FATHER OF THE BRIDE MOVIE POSTER/ALLONS DONC, PAPA/POSTER

      METRO 1950 - ALLONS DONC, PAPA - 1950, Dir: VINCENTE MINNELLI, Cast: SPENCER TRACY, ELIZABETH TAYLOR, JOAN BENNETT, , , Nac. film: USA, Company: METRO, Designer: , , Nac. poster: FRANCIA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : -120X160-Cm.-47X63-INCHES, , Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

      [Bookseller: BENITO ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER]
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        A Man Divided

      Methuen, London 1950 - First edition. Owner bookplate to front pastedown else a very good copy in very good priced dustwrapper with mild foxing. SIGNED by Stapledon. Books signed by this author are uncommon particularly as this title was published in the year of Stapledon's death. Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member ABAA]
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        ANDALOUSIE MOVIE POSTER/ANDALUSIA/POSTER

      1950 - ANDALUSIA - 1950, Dir: ROBERT VERNAY, Cast: LUIS MARIANO, CARMEN SEVILLA, NOEL ROQUEVERT, MAURICE BAQUET, , Nac. film: FRANCIA, Company: , Designer: , , Nac. poster: ITALIA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : -100X140-Cm.-40X55-INCHES-2 SH., , Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

      [Bookseller: BENITO ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER]
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        LA BEAUTE DU DIABLE MOVIE POSTER/BEAUTE DU DIABLE, LA/POSTER

      GAUMONT 1950 - BEAUTE DU DIABLE, LA - 1950, Dir: RENE CLAIR, Cast: MICHEL SIMON, GERARD PHILIPE, , Nac. film: FRANCIA, Company: GAUMONT, Designer: ALLARD, , Nac. poster: FRANCIA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : -120X160-Cm.-47X63-INCHES, , Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

      [Bookseller: BENITO ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER]
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        LA BEAUTE DU DIABLE MOVIE POSTER/BELLEZA DEL DIABLO, LA/POSTER

      GAUMONT 1950 - BELLEZA DEL DIABLO, LA - 1950, Dir: RENE CLAIR, Cast: MICHEL SIMON, GERARD PHILIPE, , Nac. film: FRANCIA, Company: GAUMONT, Designer: VENTURI, , Nac. poster: ARGENTINA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : -70X100-Cm.-27X41-INCHES-1 SH., , Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

      [Bookseller: BENITO ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER]
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        Address And Telephone Book

      1950 - Amazing Hollywood private phone & address directory featuring many stars personal contact details too!~ Contact us for particulars then!~

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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        Helena.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1950 - Octavo. Original white cloth, titles to spine gilt. Housed in a quarter green morocco slipcase. Spine and edges of the boards somewhat tanned. Very good condition. First edition, first impression, presentation copy to Graham Greene, one of about 50 copies of the large paper issue, specially bound and printed on handmade paper. This copy is inscribed by Waugh on the front free endpaper, "for Graham from Evelyn Oct 1st, 1950", and has the estate label of Graham Greene to the front pastedown. On 16 November 1950 Waugh wrote to Greene thanking him "awfully for writing about Helena. I hardly hoped you would like it. I am exhilarant to hear you do." The copy is, however, almost entirely unopened - only the last 50 pages are cut - suggesting that Greene merely read the ending and wrote his appraisal from that. Nonetheless, given their shared conversions to Catholicism, this presentation of Waugh's historical novel (which he thought his best) concerning Helena, the Christian mother of Emperor Constantine I, makes for a particularly apposite association between the two great writers and friends. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Notice - Up to $5,000 Reward - For Information Leading to the Arrest and Conviction of Anyone Rustling Cattle from These Premises - Member Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association - Posted

      Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association Theft Reward Sign. Heavy gauge metal sign, with yellow and black background, measures 18" x 10". In good condition, sign has wave to the metal located at the middle of the sign, moderate rust and heavy scratching to all edges and on verso, and moderate rubbing to paint on both sides. Although rustling is far from a new issue, it is still a persistent problem within the cattle industry. Most cattle associations advise the top ways to prevent cattle theft are to display signs like this one on gates and entrances, as well as brand cattle and horses, making sure the brand is recorded. The Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association was registered in 1950, although there were many county organizations existing throughout the state, documented as early as the 1930's. Lyle Boren wrote the charter of incorporation for the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association and within the next few years many of the local and county associations merged together to become a more active and involved group (Oklahoma Historical Society). Moderately worn, this sign was put to good use and hopefully prevented the theft of valuable cattle. .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA ]
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        Albumblatt mit 13 eigenh. U.

      O. O., wohl 1950. - 1 S. 8vo. Auf Trägerpapier montiert. Unter den Unterschriften die von Andy Black, Jackie Oakes und Willie "Bill" Walsh. - Das Trägerpaper mit einem kleinen Randausriß; kleine Montagespuren verso.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Troublesome Engines

      Leicester: Edmund Ward, , 1950. Illustrated by C. Reginald Dalby. Duodecimo. Original green boards, titles and illustration to front board in gilt. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout. An excellent copy in the slightly nicked jacket, spine ends a little chipped, front panel slightly worn, short closed tears, tape repair to top of front panel. First edition, first impression, of the fifth book of Awdry's Railway Series. This edition saw the introduction of a new train, Percy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La Vraie Histoire du Jazz: Original Holograph Manuscript.

      ?Paris: , 1950s. Quarto, holograph manuscript of approximately 620 pp. (of which 12 typewritten) in blue and red ink, preserved in 16 brown heavy stock paper folders. Housed in a custom made archival box designed to resemble a manila paper parcel bound with blue string (290 x 100 mm), signed ?"CFM" and dated 1989. With a copy of the first edition: Histoire du vrai jazz. Paris: Robert Laffont, 1959. Square octavo. Original pictorial wrappers. Light signs of handling to covers, touch of foxing to edges of book block. A very good copy. Manuscript: one dent to front of box, light shelf wear; occasional light toning and foxing to manuscript; overall in excellent condition. The original manuscript of Histoire du vrai jazz (History of true jazz, published Paris: Éditions Robert Laffont, 1959) by the influential French jazz critic, historian and record producer Hugues Pannasié (1912-1974), here very attractively and imaginatively presented, the spine of the box labelled La vraie histoire du jazz (The real history of jazz, the work's original title). "Pannasié was one of the French jazz community's chief philosophers and polemicists, and of the individuals most dedicated to securing the place of jazz in France's entertainment repertoire. Pannasié's writings explained hot jazz to readers who did not know much about it or rarely distinguished between the different styles of jazz. His books and articles, presented with an irrepressible passion for the music, made him one of the most significant jazz critics of the age – not just in France but anywhere – and his work made a profound impression on many other fans and critics around the world" (Jeffrey H. Jackson, Making Jazz French: Music and Modern Life in Interwar Paris, 2003, p. 168). Panassié was co-founder, with Charles Delaunay, of the Hot Club de France (1931, one of the earliest jazz "fan clubs") and Le Jazz Hot magazine (1935) and the author of a series of historical, biographical and discographical studies. He was an ardent exponent of what he saw as "true" or "real" jazz, a music rooted strictly in the blues and the work of the New Orleans founding fathers. He had little time for the kind of dance band jazz popularized in the 20s and 30s, describing it in The Real Jazz (1942), as "a commercial counterfeit of jazz, represented by such orchestras as Jack Hylton and Paul Whiteman". When the bebop revolution ostensibly blew away the old order he gave it short shrift, famously dismissing the latest developments as "a form of music distinct from jazz" – or as critic Whitney Balliett put it: "Panassié ceased all forward critical motion around 1940" (American Musicians II: Seventy-Two Portraits in Jazz, 2005, p. 2). This is exemplified here in the blunt titling of Chapter XII: "Le Be-bop n'est pas du jazz" (Be-bop is not jazz). However, Panassié's influence on the reception of jazz in France, and in shaping the cross-cultural dialogue between American and French musicians, cannot be overstated. In Histoire du vrai jazz, Panassié gives an overview of the music, from its origins in New Orleans through to the 1950s. In a short, 7-page, introduction (initialed "H. P.") he sets out the book's raison d'être: "Why 'real'? ['véritable' crossed through and 'vraie' (real) added in red ink]. Because so many articles and books have been written confusing authentic jazz ['vrai' crossed through and 'authentique' added] with false jazz, and relating the history of jazz so inexactly, that it is important to get things straight. This book is not about the history of what too many badly-informed people believe to be jazz, which has only the most superficial connection to the music, but rather the history of true jazz, the music of black Americans… Jazz is the musical language of another race. We others, whites, can understand it, even speak it, provided that we take pains to learn it, to assimilate ourselves. It was through contact with black people that I learned what real jazz is. My conception of jazz is theirs..." (translated from the French). The work comprises: I. Les Origines du Jazz; II. Naissance du jazz à la Nouvelle-Orléans; III. Où l'on voit le jazz grandir [several other possible titles struck through]; IV. Chicago; V. Louis Armstrong; VI. Harlem; VII. Duke Ellington; VIII. Les années 1930-1936; IX. La période "swing" ou L'ère du swing; X. et XI. La Période Swing (II) et (III); XII. Le Be-bop n'est pas du jazz; XIII Renaissance Nouvelle-Orléans; XIV. Le jazz en France (partially typed); XV. Le Jazz des années 1950 ["Le Jazz d'aujourd'hui" struck through]. This is a wonderfully "active" working manuscript, reflecting an almost improvisatory fervor during the writing process: there is much emendation, with many passages struck through by the author's looping deletion, or boldly with a red pencil. The first page of the introduction shows Pannasié turning over options for the book's title: "Histoire du Vrai jazz," "La Véritable Histoire du Jazz," and "La Vraie Histoire du Jazz." Each chapter folder includes a short summarizing note in another hand, apparently that of an assistant. Chapter I includes seven pages in this hand; in one place Pannasié breaks off during a discussion of Big Bill Broonzy and remarks that his text will continue after "le morceau" (the piece) from the "Bulletin No. 15" (presumably Le Jazz Hot magazine), and this is followed by four pages in this facilitating hand, presumably transcribing the piece (on Broonzy and "Joe Turner's Blues") that Pannasié mentions. Hugues Pannasié was, despite his prejudices, one of the key European writers and thinkers on jazz during the 20th century and this vital manuscript holds a mirror up to his passion for the music. Whitney Balliett quotes Stephane Grappelli's succinct take on the man: "He was very sincere himself. He was a very pure man, very religious, very decent. Not for the gallery. He believed. He did a lot for the jazz music. The only bad thing about Panassié was he was a bit stubborn".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Vermischte Blätter. Zwölf Zeichnungen. (= Archivarion-Kunstbibliothek, Band I/2. Herausgegeben von Rolf Roeingh). [SIGNIERT und NUMERIERT. IN DIESEM EXEMPLAR ALLE 16 TAFELN VON ALFRED KUBIN MIT BLEISTIFT HANDSIGNIERT].

      Berlin, Archivarion - Deutsche Archiv-Bibliothek 1950. 3 Bl., 16 Tafeln mit Illustrationen (darunter 1 farbige) mit jeweiligem tansparenten Seiden-Trennblatt, Gr.-4° (ca. 23 x 31 cm), Original-Halbleineneinband (kein Schutzumschlag), Einband etwas fleckig und leicht berieben, auf einer Tafel die Bleistiftsignatur schwach verschmiert, ansonsten innen gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar, (Nr. 471, eines von 500 von Kubin eigenhändig im Druckvermerk signierten Exemplaren, in diesem Exemplar auch alle 16 Tafeln von Kubin handsigniert), weitere Bilder gern auf Anfrage, Versand D: 4,90 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat An der Vikarie]
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        Faber and Faber Christmas Card, signed by T.S. Eliot.

      Printed at the Curwen Press for Faber and Faber 1950 - single sheet folded to form a card that opens into three internal panels carrying a central festive illustration drawn and lithographed by Barnett Freedman, 16.5 x 21 cm (when closed), outer panels blue with speckled snow design by Freedman, printed Christmas message to front with space for signature duly filled in by T.S. Eliot, a couple of very faint spots, very good. An attractive card, the fifth such done by Freedman for the firm - this signed by T.S. Eliot. The recipient, though not named, was Meg (Margaret) Nason of the Bindery Tea Room in Broadway, Gloucestershire - a friend and correspondent of the poet from the late 1930s until his death, and an integral part of the picture in terms of his relationship with Emily Hale (in whose company they had first met, during his pre-war traipses around the Cotswolds that became the focus of wistful remembrance following the advent of War).

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        Inscribed Photograph of William Kapell

      J. Abresch, New York 1950 - INSCRIBED glossy photograph of pianist William Kapell, ca. 1950s. Measures 8 by 10.5 inches. Near fine. Minor edge wear, stamp to verso. Bright, clean, and unmarked. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Important ensemble de documents autour des miracles de Lourdes, ayant appartenu au Dr P. Merle, membre du C.M.I.L.

      1950 - Provenance : le Dr Merle, de la Société française de Cardiologie, montpelliérain, membre du C.M.I.L. Parmi les pièces composant ces archives, datant des années 1950-1960, une magnifique déclaration d' insubordination (ronéotée) de membres du Comité, exigeant plus de sérieux dans les examens du Bureau médical et le respect des règles de la médecine moderne. Voir le détail de la notice en image jointe.

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        Bust of Rontgen by Doris Appel. In Green synthetic marble type material. About 10 inches high. Photo available

      , 1950. 1950.

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        Le peintre expressionniste Otto Dix fait rectifier le titre d'un tableau.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 1/2 In-4 [vers 1950-1955] pliures, tache d'encre ancienne en marge. Dans cette courte lettre, Otto Dix indique à son éditeur que le titre du dessin n'est pas le bon. « Barenreiter Verlag Kassel P.P. das Blatt heisst nicht Bauernking sondern « Bettina ». Es ist mein Enkelkind Bettina [.] ». [La planche ne s'intitule pas La Fille de la campagne, mais Bettina. Bettina est ma petite fille]. Il demande à ce qu'on lui fasse parvenir 200 exemplaires sur cartes. A la mort de sa fille Nelly, en 1955, Otto Dix adopta Bettina. Peintre expressionniste allemand, l'un des fondateurs de la Nouvelle Objectivité. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Principia Mathematica. 2nd edition, reprint. 3 Bände.

      Cambridge University Press 1950 - (24,5 x 17 cm). XLVI, 674 S./ XXXI, 742 S./ VIII, 491 S. Original-Leinwandbände mit Original-Umschlägen. Versuch einer Gesamtdarstellung der Mathematik auf dem Boden der formalen Logik. - "The 'Principia' was mainly inspired by the writings of G. Frege, G. Cantor, and G. Peano. At the heart of the treatment of mathematical logic in the 'Principia' lies an exposition of sentenial logic so well done that is has hardly been improved upon since. The 'Principia' is considered to be not only a historical masterpiece of mathematical architecture, but also contemporary value insofar as it contains subtheories that are still very useful" (DSB). - Exlibris. Stempel auf Titel. Umschläge mit kleinen Einrissen, sonst gut erhalten. - DSB 14, 302

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        DIZIONARIO ETIMOLOGICO ITALIANO

      FIRENZE: BARBERA, 1950-57. RILEGATO. BUONO. 16 22. I II III IV V USATO

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        Orlando's Country Peepshow.

      London: Folding Books Limited, , [1950]. Square octavo. Original cloth-backed illustrated boards, four seasonal pop-out scenes, depicting Orlando and his family against pictoral backgrounds with accompanying text, silk ties. Boards toned, a little foxing to edges, otherwise a very good, fully functioning copy. First edition, first impression. A lovely example of a folding children's book, this work follows the activities of Orlando's family throughout the year from spring to winter. When fully opened, the front and back boards touch and can be fastened with the silk ties to form a circle.

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        Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors with Applications To Transistor Electronics

      New York, NY: D. Van Nostrand Company Inc, 1950. First Edition First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Size=6.5"x9.. Text Figures. (full book description) D. Van Nostrand Company Inc, New York, NY, 1950. 1st Edition 1st Printing, VG+, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9.", 558pgs(Index). Text Figures. Tiny (1/32" high) ink date stamp and bookplate removed on front endpapers, paper remnant inside rear endpaper, page ends lightly tanned, o.w. clean & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Text block bright and in Fine condition, book covers VG+. SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE PACK WITH GREAT CARE, 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES!

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        Computing Machinery and Intelligence.

      Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson, 1950. First edition, journal issue in original printed wrappers, of Alan Turing's landmark explanation of what would become known as the 'Turing test' to determine whether a machine can 'think'. In 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence,' "Turing sidestepped the debate about exactly how to define thinking by means of a very practical, albeit subjective, test: if a computer acts, reacts, and interacts like a sentient being, then call it sentient. To avoid prejudicial rejection of evidence of machine intelligence, Turing suggested the 'imitation game,' now known as the Turing test: a remote human interrogator, within a fixed time frame, must distinguish between a computer and a human subject based on their replies to various questions posed by the interrogator. By means of a series of such tests, a computer's success at 'thinking' can be measured by its probability of being misidentified as the human subject. Turing predicted that by the year 2000 a computer 'would be able to play the imitation game so well that an average interrogator will not have more than a 70-percent chance of making the right identification (machine or human) after five minutes of questioning.' No computer has come close to this standard" (Britannica). Together with 'On computable numbers', 'Computing machinery and intelligence' forms Turing's best-known work. This elegant and sometimes amusing essay was originally published in 1950 in the leading philosophy journal Mind. Turing's friend Robin Gandy (like Turing a mathematical logician) said that 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence' 'was intended not so much as a penetrating contribution to philosophy but as propaganda. Turing thought the time had come for philosophers and mathematicians and scientists to take seriously the fact that computers were not merely calculating engines but were capable of behaviour which must be accounted as intelligent; he sought to persuade people that this was so. He wrote this paper - unlike his mathematical papers - quickly and with enjoyment. I can remember him reading aloud to me some of the passages - always with a smile, sometimes with a giggle.' The quality and originality of 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence' have earned it a place among the classics of philosophy of mind" (Copeland, The Essential Turing, p. 433). "'Computing Machinery and Intelligence' contains Turing's principal exposition of the famous 'imitation game' or Turing test ... The imitation game involves three participants: a computer, a human interrogator, and a human 'foil'. The interrogator attempts to determine, by asking questions of the other two participants, which of them is the computer. All communication is via keyboard and screen, or an equivalent arrangement (Turing suggested a teleprinter link). The interrogator may ask questions as penetrating and wide-ranging as he or she likes, and the computer is permitted to do everything possible to force a wrong identification. (So the computer might answer 'No' in response to 'Are you a computer?' and might follow a request to multiply one large number by another with a long pause and a plausibly incorrect answer.) The foil must help the interrogator to make a correct identification. "The ability to play the imitation game successfully is Turing's proposed 'criterion for thinking'. He gives two examples of the sort of exchange that might occur between an interrogator and a machine that plays successfully. The following is from pp. 446-7. Interrogator: In the first line of your sonnet which reads 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day', would not 'a spring day' do as well or better? Machine: It wouldn't scan. Interrogator: How about 'a winter's day?' That would scan all right. Machine: Yes, but nobody wants to be compared to a winter's day. Interrogator: Would you say Mr Pickwick reminded you of Christmas? Machine: In a way. Interrogator: Yet Christmas is a winter's day, and I do not think Mr Pickwick would mind the comparison. Machine: I don't think you're serious. By a winter's day one means a typical winter's day, rather than a special one like Christmas. "Turing is sometimes said to have proposed a definition of 'thinking' or 'intelligence'; and sometimes his supposed definition is said to be an 'operational' or 'behaviourist' definition ... There is no textual evidence to support this interpretation of Turing, however. In 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence' Turing claimed to be offering only a criterion for 'thinking' (emphasis added) ... In fact, Turing made it plain in 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence' that his intention was not to offer a definition, for he said: 'The game may perhaps be criticised on the ground that the odds are weighted too heavily against the machine. If the man were to try and pretend to be the machine he would clearly make a very poor showing. He would be given away at once by slowness and inaccuracy in arithmetic. May not machines carry out something which ought to be described as thinking but which is very different from what a man does?' (p. 442). "A computer carrying out something that 'ought to be described as thinking' would nevertheless fail the Turing test if for any reason it stood out in conversation as very different from a man. It follows that 'thinking' cannot be defined in terms of success in the imitation game. Success in the game is arguably a sufficient condition for thinking; but success in the imitation game is not also a necessary condition for thinking. (Someone's breathing spontaneously is a sufficient condition for their being alive, but it is not also a necessary condition, for someone may be alive without breathing spontaneously.) "Turing introduced his criterion for 'thinking' by first describing an imitation game involving a human interrogator and two human subjects, one male (A) and one female (B). The interrogator must determine, by question and answer, which of A and B is the man. A's object in the game is to try to cause the interrogator to make the wrong identification. Having introduced the imitation game in this way, Turing said: 'We now ask the question, 'What will happen when a machine takes the part of A in this game?' Will the interrogator decide wrongly as often when the game is played like this as he does when the game is played between a man and a woman? These questions replace our original, 'Can machines think?' (p. 434) ... "Section 6 of 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence', entitled 'Contrary Views on the Main Question', occupies nearly half of the article. It contains no fewer than nine objections to Turing's position, together with Turing's rebuttal of each" (Copeland, pp. 433-6). The most famous of them, which Turing terms the 'Mathematical Objection', can be stated as follows: 'Recently the theorem of Gödel and related results ... have shown that if one tries to use machines for such purposes as determining the truth or falsity of mathematical theorems and one is not willing to tolerate an occasional wrong result, then any given machine will in some cases be unable to give an answer at all. On the other hand the human intelligence seems to be able to find methods of ever-increasing power for dealing with such problems 'transcending' the methods available to machines'. This objection has become known over the years as the 'Gödel argument'. "Turing says (p. 445): 'The short answer to this argument is that although it is established that there are limitations to the powers of any particular machine, it has only been stated, without any sort of proof, that no such limitations apply to the human intellect.' This remark might appear to cut to the heart of the matter. However, Turing expresses dissatisfaction with it, saying that the Mathematical Objection cannot 'be dismissed so lightly'. He goes on to broach a further line of attack on the argument, pointing out that humans 'often give wrong answers to questions'" (Copeland, p. 469). "Section 7 of 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence' [is] entitled 'Learning Machines'. Turing poses the rhetorical question: 'Instead of trying to produce a programme to simulate the adult mind, why not rather try to produce one which simulates the child's?' (p. 456). The child's mind may contain 'so little mechanism' that 'something like it can be easily programmed'. If this child-machine 'were then subjected to an appropriate course of education one would obtain the adult brain' ... Turing mentions in Section 7 that he has 'done some experiments with one such child-machine, and succeeded in teaching it a few things, but the teaching method was too unorthodox for the experiment to be considered really successful' (p. 457) ... "AI [Artificial Intelligence] traditionally has attempted to build disembodied intelligences carrying out abstract activities - e.g. chess-playing and whose only way of interacting with the world is by means of a screen or printer. An alternative approach now called 'situated AI' aims at building embodied intelligences situated in the real world. 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence' ends with a characteristically farsighted statement in which Turing sketches each of these two approaches to AI. He contrasts research that focuses on 'abstract activity, like the playing of chess' with research aiming 'to provide the machine with the best sense organs that money can buy, and then teach it to understand and speak English' (p. 460). Turing recommended that 'both approaches should be tried' (ibid.)" (Copeland, pp. 438-9). Pp. 433-460 in: Mind, A Quarterly Review of Psychology and Philosophy, New Series, Vol. 59, No. 236, October, 1950. 8vo (213 x 140 mm), pp. [x], 433-576. Original printed wrappers (a few tiny marginal chips and tears to the wrappers). A fine copy.

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        AFFICHE : BERNE « LA BELLE CAPITALE FLEURIE DE LA SUISSE »

      - Date : 1950 Dimensions : 64x101cm Imp : Lith. ARMBRUSTER BERNE Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

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        Photo Album]: Mississippi River Boat Cruise

      Mississippi 1950 - Oblong quarto. String-tied brown leather over paper boards with an illustration on the cover measuring 10" x 13". A collection of 140 black and white and one color photographs most measuring 3.5" x 5.5" with a few 8" x 10", with captions. Very good minus with spotting, wear on the edges, tears, and a few missing photos. An extensively captioned photo album from a boat cruise on the Mississippi up to the mouth of the Ohio river during the 1950s via the Union Barge Line. Every page includes a detailed description of the sites such as, "the smallest park in the world where Father Hennepin first saw the St. Anthony Falls," next to a photograph of Lucy Wilder Morris Park. Under a photo of the captain is says, "he gave us a lot of information about 'Old Man River.'" The banks of the Mississippi are carefully cataloged, construction, damns, and bridges all documented. The trip took the tourists up to the mouth of the Ohio River which can be seen here. "At a bend in the Ohio River where we could see a long view up stream, the tower dam waking, it's more like a long lake than a live river. It was fascinating." A complete and well organized documenting the Mississippi and it's landscape.

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        [Photo Album]: Mississippi River Boat Cruise

      Mississippi, 1950. Near Fine. Oblong quarto. String-tied brown leather over paper boards with an illustration on the cover measuring 10" x 13". A collection of 140 black and white and one color photographs most measuring 3.5" x 5.5" with a few 8" x 10", with captions. Very good minus with spotting, wear on the edges, tears, and a few missing photos. An extensively captioned photo album from a boat cruise on the Mississippi up to the mouth of the Ohio river during the 1950s via the Union Barge Line. Every page includes a detailed description of the sites such as, "the smallest park in the world where Father Hennepin first saw the St. Anthony Falls," next to a photograph of Lucy Wilder Morris Park. Under a photo of the captain is says, "he gave us a lot of information about 'Old Man River.'" The banks of the Mississippi are carefully cataloged, construction, damns, and bridges all documented. The trip took the tourists up to the mouth of the Ohio River which can be seen here. "At a bend in the Ohio River where we could see a long view up stream, the tower dam waking, it's more like a long lake than a live river. It was fascinating." A complete and well organized documenting the Mississippi and it's landscape.

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        Framed Typed Letter Signed "Ralph" on United Nations letterhead

      Lake Success, NY 1950 - 1 page, 9 x 6 inches, Lake Success, New York, September 28, 1950. In this letter, Bunche thanks the recipient for a letter of congratulations, in full: "Dear Irwin, I wish to thank you for the very kind sentiments expressed in your congratulatory message on the occasion of the award to me of the Nobel Peace Prize. I am deeply appreciative. Sincerely yours." Float-mounted and matted in white beside a 9.75 x 7.5-inch photo of Bunche seated casually on a desk with a world map in the background; set in a black frame measuring 15.5 x 20.75 inches. Natural folds but still in fine condition. American political scientist, academic, and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Israel and was involved in the formation of the United Nations. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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