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        Die Möbel.

      Berlin, Deutscher Kunstverlag 1950 - Groß-8°. 36 cm. 122 Seiten, [46] Blatt. Original-Leinenband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. (= Karl Friedrich Schinkel Lebenswerk. Herausgegeben von der Akademie des Bauwesens. Band 6). 1. Auflage. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Einband angestaubt. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. With many illustrations. Original cloth binding. Cover lightly spotted. Nearly fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Katze). Originalfotografie. Gelatinesilber. Vintage. 20,2 x 25,2 cm. Passepartout.

      (Limoges um ) 1950 - Der aus Wien gebürtige Künstler lebte seit 1900 in Berlin. Er ist, gemeinsam mit seiner Lebensgefährtin Hannah Höch (1917-1922), ein Pionier der Fotocollage. Als Entarteter Künstler seit 1933 im Exil, lebte er seit 1944 bis zu seinem Tod in Limoges. - Minimale Knickspuren. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        Equilibrium Points in N-Person Games

      1950. First Edition . NASH, John. “Equilibrium Points in N-Person Games.” IN: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume 36, Number 1, pp. 48-49. Easton, Pennsylvania: Mack Printing, January 15, 1950-December 15, 1950. Large octavo, contemporary black cloth. $1600.First edition of the complete journal volume containing the first publication of the Nash Equilibrium, which forever changed the fields of game theory and economics.Published shortly after Nash received his Ph.D. in 1950, this is the first and most influential of only three articles directly derived from NashÂ’s thesis research. As a graduate student at Princeton, Nash encountered game theory, which had been recently articulated by John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern. While their theory dealt with two-person zero-sum games, or “pure rivalries,” Nash explored rivalries with the possibility of mutual gain, where each player acts independently and no outside authority makes sure that players stick to predetermined rules. His idea that any game such as this has one equilibrium point became known as the “Nash equilibrium,” a founding concept in analyzing economic behavior, and the one for which he won the Nobel Prize in 1994. NashÂ’s devastating struggle with schizophrenia, which propelled him out of elite mathematics for decades, was chronicled in Sylvia NasarÂ’s award-winning biography, A Beautiful Mind, and by the film, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2002. Ex-libris Library of Congress, with expected notations and a single duplicate stamp.Text generally fine. A handsome and extremely desirable copy of one of the most significant mathematical papers of the 20th century.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        La nuit du rose-hôtel

      - Gallimard, Paris 1950, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle copie della stampa. Preziosa e bella dedica manoscritta firmata dall'autore (Andrew) Rolland di Reneville: "... (Per R. R ...) Sul pavimento della vecchia lana, boa constrictor, lungo otto metri mentre peeling cintura d'argento intimamente Hairy leone Atlas con gli occhi pensosi ... "Mors strofinata leggermente con una lacrima incollato lunghezza, due punti luminosi sulla prima guardia, lievi tracce di sfregamento sulla copertina. Prefazione di André Breton. Autografi spedizioni Maurice Boschetto è rara. Fonte: Biblioteca di André Rolland Reneville. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux et très bel envoi autographe signé de Maurice Fourre à (André) Rolland de Renéville : "... (Pour R. de R...) Sur le tapis de la laine usagée, le boa constrictor, de huit mètres de long, tout écaillé d'argent, ceinture intimement le lion chevelu de l'Atlas aux yeux songeurs..." Mors légèrement frottés comportant une déchirure recollée en pied, deux taches claires sur la première garde, légères traces de frottements sur le premier plat. Préface d'André Breton. Les envois autographes de Maurice Fourré sont rares. Provenance : bibliothèque de André Rolland de Renéville.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      FUMETTI RACCOLTA n. 1 PISTE ARDENTI supplemento al n. 9 di Fumetti Edizioni Alpe 1 maggio 1950 bross. ed. 18 x 24 cm b/n Stato di conservazione: BUONO/OTTIMO! Di resa. Prima raccolta di FUMETTI. contiene i numeri 1-2-3

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        Petite cosmogonie portative

      Gallimard 1950 - - Gallimard, Paris 1950, 19x12cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 43 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers après 8 Hollande. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 43 numbered copies on pur fil, the only large paper copies after 8 Hollande. A good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Dialogue with Solitude

      , 1950. 1950. First Edition . Signed. HEATH, Dave. A Dialogue with Solitude. New York: Community Press / Horizon, 1965. Quarto, original gray cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $6000.First edition of Heath

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        General Service English Wall Pictures scenes of daily life by E. Skilton - COMPLETE SERIE OF 8 SCENES : 1- Beach holidays 2-Farm 3- Country Life 4- Living room & Family 5- Street & Traffic 6- Harbor & Industry 7- Office & Working Day 8 -Train Station

      Lowe & Brydone (printers) Ltd/ London, 1950. 710 x 980 cm. Good condition. Chromolitographs on linen-textured paper. 

      [Bookseller: Librairie Christian Chaboud]
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        The Little Fire Engine

      Max Parrish & Co. Ltd, London, [1950] First edition, first impression.Oblong quarto. Original pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers, red topstain. In the pictorial dust jacket.A lovely copy in the dust jacket with a longish internally repaired tear to the upper panel. An attractive example of the second of Greene's four books written for children with illustrations by his sometime lover Dorothy Craigie. The first impression was issued in two bindings: yellow cloth lettered in red and the pictorial boards as in the present copy.[94]

      [Bookseller: Blakeney Griffin Booksellers Ltd]
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        American Fishing Books

      1950. WETZEL, Charles M. American Fishing Books. Newark, Delaware: [Wetzel], 1950. Quarto, original three-quarter black morocco gilt, raised bands, blue linen boards. $1700.Signed limited first edition, number 78 of only 200 copies, of this history of piscatorial publishing and bibliography of American imprints, illustrated with 34 facsimiles, signed by the author.“Prior to 1800 nothing of importance had been written either on the subject of fish or fishing in AmericaÂ… It remained for Samuel L. Mitchill and Constantine Samuel Rafinesque to furnish the impetus which marked the beginning of our knowledge of the fish existing in this countryÂ… The outgrowth of the following catalogue resulted from the amassing of a card index file of books relating to American fish and fishing. The original intent or purpose of the file was to have conveniently at hand a list of the fishing books in my collection; however, as time went on, it was broadened to include practically everything written on the subject.” A fine signed copy. Scarce.

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        Hrsg. v. Edgar Jené u. Max Hölzer.

      Klagenfurt, Haid, 1950 u. Paris, Edition Surréalistes, o.J. (1953). 2 Hefte. 96 S.+12 Abb., 32 S.+ 8 Abb. OBrosch. (Alles Erschienene). Anthologie surrealistischer Texte und Bilder v. J. Arp, A. Artaud, A. Breton, M. Guttenbrunner, J. Heisler, M. Hölzer, B. Peret, P. Celan (6 Gedichte), J. Gracq, V. Brauner u.v.a. - Heft 1: stockfleckig, Gbrsp. 2. Heft: leichte Gbrsp. - Zusammen von großer Seltenheit. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Anthologie

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        Small Archive Of Hundreds Of Sketches And Drawings By E Roscoe Shrader

      1950 - 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). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Out of My Later Years

      1950. First Edition . Signed. EINSTEIN, Albert. Out of My Later Years. New York: Philosophical Library, (1950). Octavo, original navy cloth gilt, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $12,500.First edition of Einstein's second collection of social science-related articles, addresses, speeches, letters and papers covering the period before, during and after World War II, signed on the title page by him.Commenting on the potential conflict of science and politics, Albert Einstein once turned to an assistant and sighed, ""Yes, time has to be divided this way between politics and our equations"" (DSB). In this continuation of his first collection of essays, The World As I See It (1934), Einstein offers further thoughts crossing that divide, mirroring his political, social, philosophical and scientific concerns. Drawn from articles, speeches, letters and various papers, all written from 1934 to 1950, with many published here for the first time, the book includes selections on science, ethics, public affairs, issues in Jewish history, the dilemma of modern war and tributes to figures such as Marie Curie, Isaac Newton and Mahatma Gandhi. This work was issued in a number of different cloths and dust jackets, and there continues to be bibliographic uncertainty about some points; this copy's cloth and jacket is commonly identified as first edition. Owner signature. Small owner card tipped to half title. Single laid-in leaf (4-1/2 by 7 inches) of provenance in early inked cursive dated Sept 22, 1953, stating in part: ""When I was attending a lecture at Princeton [unclear word] Albert Einstein personally signed my copy of 'Out of My Later Years' Princeton 1953.""Text very fresh, tiny bit of rubbing to spine ends of cloth; lightest edge-wear to bright dust jacket. An about-fine copy.

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      - Gallimard, Paris 1950, 22,5x29cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edizione originale. Il legame di editor di cartone flessibile pieno. autografo prezioso firmato Compagno della Liberazione al Compagno della Liberazione "Per il suo amico Remy, Andre Malraux." Iconografia. Indietro insolated, copia completa della giacca. Una macchia sul retro. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage souple. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Compagnon de la Libération à Compagnon de la Libération : "Pour Rémy son ami, André Malraux." Iconographie. Dos insolé, exemplaire complet de sa jaquette. Une tache sur le dos.

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        Notes on a Horse Thief

      1950. First Edition . Signed. FAULKNER, William. Notes on a Horsethief. Greenville, Mississippi: Levee Press, 1950. Slim octavo, original pictorial green cloth. $2200.Signed limited first edition, number 588 of 975 signed by Faulkner.The New York Times praised Notes on a Horsethief as ""at once a brilliantly told story of a manhunt and a subtly woven allegory on man's fate"" (Blotner, 539). ""The stolen racehorse recaptures a Mark Twain-like America, before war, commercialization, publicity-it is Faulkner at his most nostalgic, when he could be a believer"" (Karl, 761). It is the only of Faulkner's works first published in his home state of Mississippi. No slipcase was issued with this limited edition. Petersen A30.1. A fine signed copy.

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        South Wales Coals the World's Best.

      E. V. Hewlett. South Wales Coals the World's Best. Original lithograph in colours, published by the South Wales Trade Recovery and Expansion Committee, c.1950. 1020 x 1720 mm. £750

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        Scena dell'Apocalisse (II)

      [1950 circa]. Disegno a carboncino su carta cm. 63x48, firmato nell'angolo in basso a sin. 'F. Levasti'. Il ciclo dell'Apocalisse, suggeritole da Arrigo Levasti, occupò la pittrice dall'inizio degli anni '50 fino al '56. I primi disegni, forse anche il presente esemplare, furono esposti alla casa di Dante nel '50, altri furono presentati nella personale del '59. (Pubblicato in "Fillide Levasti 1883 - 1966, a cura di Valeria Masini, Spes, 1988, pp. 289 e 301)

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        Les matinaux

      First edition, one of 65 numbered copies on pure wire, deluxe edition after 6 and 28 Madagascar Holland. Binding half morocco cherry, back with five nerves, golden tail date supervision of a net gilded on the marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats cherry, preserved covers and backs (back insolated), gilded head, elegant binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Nice copy pleasantly established. Gallimard Paris 1950 12x19cm relié

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        Inscribed and triple-signed photograph of Winston S Churchill, his son Randolph, and daughter-in-law June Churchill walking arm in arm during Randolph's February 1950 campaign for Parliament

      Daily Graphic, 1950. Photograph. This is a striking, triple-signed February 1950 image of then-Leader of the Opposition Winston S. Churchill striding arm-in-arm with his daughter-in-law, June, and son, Randolph, in the constituency Randolph would lose that month to future Labour Leader Michael Foot.  Inked at the bottom of the image is: “For W. H. Hobbs – Devonport February 1950”.  Below and to the left is the signature of “Winston S. Churchill”. To the right is the signature of “June S. Churchill”, below and to the right of which is the signature of “Randolph S. Churchill”.  The photo measures 9.75 x 7.75 inches.  The only notation other than the inscription and signatures of the Churchills is “DAILY GRAPHIC | COPYRIGHT” ink-stamped on the lower right verso.  Condition of the photo approaches very good, showing light scuffing, trivial blemishes, and minor wear to edges, the verso with spotting and tape residue and minor scarring at corners.  The photo is removably mounted in an 11x14 wood frame with acid-free, archival mat.  This photo is not only striking and particularly noteworthy signed thus, but also a poignant reminder of the disappointments that marked RandolphÂ’s life and his relationship with his father.  Devonport is in the City of Plymouth in the constituency twice unsuccessfully contested by Randolph. His opponent, future Labour Leader Michael Mackintosh Foot (1913-2010), first won the seat in the same July 1945 General Election in which Winston lost his wartime premiership to LabourÂ’s Clement Attlee.  Foot defeated Randolph in the February 1950 General Election by 3,483 votes.  In the General Election of October 1951 – RandolphÂ’s final attempt to return to Parliament – he lost again to Foot (this time by 2,390 votes).  Despite RandolphÂ’s own failure, this same election returned his fatherÂ’s Conservatives to majority and Winston to 10 Downing Street for his second and final premiership.  Notwithstanding election rivalry, Foot would say: “I belong to the most exclusive club in London; the friends of Randolph Churchill.”  During the 1950 campaign, it would seem that RandolphÂ’s friends were in short supply; it was reportedly Foot and his wife who looked after the rival candidate, sobering him up and seeing him on his train after he had been abandoned by his own party activists. (Morgan, Michael Foot: A Life)  Foot became Labour Party leader in 1980, losing his position when Labour lost the General Election to Thatcher in 1983.  Randolph (1911-1968) had Churchillian gifts which he ultimately failed to fully refine and apply.  British historian Andrew Roberts has said: “Aside from his heroically dismal manners, his gambling, arrogance, vicious temper, indiscretions, and aggression,” Randolph “was generous, patriotic, extravagant and amazingly courageous.”  Randolph dwelt in his fatherÂ’s shadow and often disappointed him.  Nonetheless, “Winston Churchill never let the sun go down upon his wrath, and when RandolphÂ’s idleness ended in lecture tours and races for Parliament, he lent his support, even when his sonÂ’s campaigns were politically unhelpful to him. During World War II, when Randolph served with distinction in North Africa and Yugoslavia, Winston entrusted him with sensitive tasks which he performed with skill and discretionÂ… After the war, Churchill willed his invaluable archive to Randolph; and in 1959, he bestowed the ultimate accolade by inviting Randolph to be his official biographer.” (Richard Langworth) Perhaps symbolically, Randolph completed only the first two volumes before he died in 1968.  June Churchill nee Osborne (1922-1980) was RandolphÂ’s second wife, from 1948-1961.  Their marriage produced RandolphÂ’s second child and only daughter, Arabella.  Provenance of this photo is the family of the recipient, W. H. Hobbs, who served in the Royal Navy with distinction during the Second World War, receiving the Distinguished Service Cross, and was reportedly a Plymouth Councilor in 1950 when this photograph was inscribed for him.

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        A collection of jewellery and ephemera.

      Germany and Argentina, apparently 1930s-1950s. - A ms. workbook; 4 bracelets; 3 brooches; a pendant; a typed letter signed; a typed airmail envelope. Comprises: Emilie Schindler's manuscript workbook containing 60 pp. of German-Spanish translation notes, made in preparation for the Schindlers' move to Argentina in 1949, along with other notes; a collection of jewellery comprising four bracelets, three brooches and one pendant from the collection of Emilie Schindler; an airmail envelope sent from Oskar to Emilie Schindler, dated 2 July 1957; a typed letter signed by Emilie Schindler, dated 11 June 1997, to the General Consul Dieter Koepke in Bonn, asking for legal assistance from the German consulate in Buenos Aires. - Together with her husband Oskar, Emilie Schindler (née Pelzl) helped to save the lives of at least 1,200 Jews during World War II by employing them in his enamelware and munitions factories, providing them immunity from the Nazis. She was recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Israel's Yad Vashem in 1994. - Provenance: From the estate of Emilie Schindler and thence by descent. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Programming a Computer for Playing Chess

      1950. SHANNON, Claude. Programming a Computer for Playing Chess. IN: The Philosophical Magazine. Vol. XLI. Seventh Series. January-December 1950. Pages 256-75. London: Taylor & Francis, 1950. Octavo, modern three quarter crushed morocco gilt, raised bands. $2500.First publication of the first technical paper on programming computers to play chess, in which Claude Shannon outlines the problems involved and proposes innovative solutions.“Since the mid-1940s, scientists had aimed to create a thinking machine, an apparatus that could compete with or even surpass the human brain in logical operations, pattern recognition, problem solving and even language. Chess was found to be a useful testing ground because of its combination of simple rules and mind-bending complexityÂ… Shannon was fascinated by chessÂ’ potential in the pursuit of what he called ‘mechanized thinking.Â’ But he became convinced that computer chess and other AI pursuits should not be modeled on human thoughtÂ… Computers, at least as they were understood then, could calculate very quickly, following programmed instructions. This particular strength—and limitation—of computers suggested a different route for AI, a new sort of quasi-intelligence based on mathematical computation. Chess would be a central proving ground for this new type of intelligence. Theoretically, at least, the game could be fully converted into one long mathematical formula” (Shenk, 201, 211). In this, the first technical paper on computer chess, Shannon “did not present a particular chess program, but discussed many of the basic problems involvedÂ… ShannonÂ’s paper is chiefly remembered for the specific answers he proposed” (Origins of Cyberspace 882). A fine copy.

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        Trinidad and Tobago. Incomparable Caribbean Isle.

      Trinidad & Tobago Tourist Board. No date. Ca. 1950s. Vintage screenprinted color poster, 33 1/4 x 22 1/4 inches. Professionally conserved with all short edge tears now mended and minimized, pinhole in each corner, some soft creasing from rolling including one horizontal crease across the lower image in text area, lightly stained area at upper left corner (scarcely noticeable in image), a few spots of light soiling or wear, some light crackling to silkscreen color, previous owner's name stamped repeatedly on verso (not affecting front); still good, bright condition. A vibrant image featuring three drummers. "Printed in U.S.A." at lower right corner.

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      London: John Lehman. 1950. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Publisher’s original orange cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding firm and square, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner’s inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked John Minton illustrated dustwrapper which is entirely without loss with only a single short closed tear to the rear panel and some toning to the extremities. Not price-clipped (9s 6d net to the front flap). A scarce title, especially so in this condition. The author’s first, of only two novels and winner of the 1951 Somerset Maugham Award. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        2 Vintage Abz

      approx 17 x 23 cm condition: original silver gelatine prints, good condition, minor stains at the corners and margins. Leichte Ecksch

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        Dialogue with Solitude

      1950. First Edition . Signed. HEATH, Dave. A Dialogue with Solitude. New York: Community Press / Horizon, 1965. Quarto, original gray cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $6000.First edition of Heath’s seminal photobook, featuring 82 vibrant duotone plates, this scarce association copy signed by photographer Margery Lewis Smith, longtime partner of this book’s dedicatee, renowned photographer W. Eugene Smith.Shortly after its publication in 1965, Dave Heath’s Dialogue with Solitude was recognized as one of the decade’s most important photobooks. “Working under the heady influences of Robert Frank, Aaron Siskind and Eugene Smith, Heath forged a style that felt at once intimate and reportorial… Dialogue with Solitude is a period piece that resonates” (Village Voice). “A book that has achieved cult status,” Heath’s photobook is particularly noted for its attempt “to photograph internal emotions… [by investigating] the essential solitude of an individual through a series of sequences” (Parr & Badger II:104). MoMA curator John Szarkowski praised Heath’s luminous images for combining “the freedom and spontaneity of the small-camera approach with a rare formal intensity and precision. His pictures possess stability, simplicity and great emotional fire.” Arranged in ten sequential sections, the work is anchored by “several photos Heath made while serving in Korea in 1953, a year that he describes as his ‘defining moment’ as a photographer” (Village Voice). This notable copy is from the library of photographer Margery Lewis Smith and is signed by her. Smith was the longtime partner of the book’s dedicatee W. Eugene Smith, who is paid further tribute in Heath’s preface, praising him as one who “chose, as an affirmative value of life, engagement in and commitment to the human spirit.”Book fine; small closed tears, light rubbing to bright near-fine dust jacket. A near-fine copy with a notable association.

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        A Hornbook for Witches - Poems of Fantasy

      Sauk City: Arkham House. Sauk City, Arkham House, 1950. First Edition. First Impression. Frances L. Penny's copy thence to George Locke "Ownership signature of Frances L. Perry date 11.1.1951. Holograph poems by Drake on endpapers and prelims but perry. No dust jacket. Very good, slight foxing. Many poems denoted on contents page with ticks. Perry was a member of the Society of the Inner Light, Dion Fortune's offshoot of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, in the 40s-50s. Of the six poems transcribed by Perry into the book, one "The Vision" is also printed there. The others, which I am sure were composed by Drake, are: 'Six Merry Farmers', 'Out', 'Revenant', 'The Mermaid' and, on the rear endpaper, 'Red Ghosts of Kentucky'. They were probably transcribed from magazine appearances, but it is possible that Drake may have sent or given copies to Perry." More recent research suggests that George was correct regarding the magazine appearances as the titles can be found in various places such as Weird Tales. [5779, Hyraxia Books]. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1950.

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        Entomologist's Gazette: A Journal of Palaearctic Entomology Vol. 1-67

      1950-2016. 67 vols, col + b/w plates, text figs. Paperback. In parts as issued. A complete run, lacking only indexes to vols 6-8, 11-15. Some rusting to staples in early issues.

      [Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
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        Plakat - Les vacances d?hiver prolong

      Vevey, S

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Birds in Flight.

      ca. 1950s. - Gouache paintings on board. Each about 13 x 5.5 inches. Design for a mural. Authenticated by the artist's son, Tony Sheets, on the verso.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1950. One of only 100 copies. No.24 of 100 special copies, signed by the artist. 7 copper engravings by John Buckland Wright. 8vo., original purple vellum over boards with bull device by Buckland Wright in gilt on upper cover, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut in the original cloth slipcase. Very mild fading to spine and a little rubbing to very edges and one tiny place on upper cover, otherwise a very good copy.

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        Pebble in the Sky

      New York: Doubleday and Company, 1950. Copyright date 1950, first edition, first printing. Authors First Book. An attractive dustjacket that is vibrant in color with some wear to the spine and edges. This original First State dustjacket has the $2.75 price present on the front flap. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are moderate with light bumps to the head and toe of the spine, two small marks on the front board. Book has all first edition first printing points. Dust jacket, all first issue points are present with $2.50 on the inside front flap, with advertising for Max Ehrlich book The Big Eye. Light Browning to the back panel with short tear increases on the top edge and bottom edge, head and toe of the spine have short creases, dust jacket now in a clear protective cover.. First Edition. Hardcover. very good Plus/very good Plus. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. collectible Sci-fi.

      [Bookseller: Mclin Haven]
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        Autographed Letter Signed in French

      Paris 1950 - French writer and poet best known as the founder of surrealism. 1 page, 10.75 x 8.25 inches, Paris, June 12, 1950, untranslated, to "Tres cher Monsieur," thanking the correspondent for the gift of three small bronze items that he has received and stating that it has made him very pleased. Breton then enthusiastically mentions that the publisher Gallimard has announced a June 1950 book release for Maurice Fourre's new novel "La Nuit du Rose-Hotel," for which Breton wrote the preface. At the closing, he informs the recipient that he has borrowed from the esteemed French writer and critic Jean Paulhan two back-issues of La Revue, both containing stories by the addressee, which Breton liked very much. Boldly signed, natural folds, and in near fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        London Britain.

      London. British Travel and Holidays Association. No date. Ca. 1950? Color poster, sheet size 39 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches. Professionally restored and mounted on linen, very good condition. George Ayling (1887-1960) had a long career with posters featuring his work appearing from the 1930s. This beautiful impressionistic view of the "House of Commons and the House of Lords, together with such adjuncts as Big Ben and Historic Westminster Hall...collectively known as The Palace of Westminster."

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        Mon Premier Alphabet

      N.P. 1950 - Six wooden boards bound with leather cord. Printed in black and hand-colored throughout. Contains simple sentences for all twenty-six letters of the alphabet, accompanied by an illustration of the action described in the text. Each letter not only represents a noun, but also refers to the name of the child involved with the object being described: hence, "David souffre des dents" (David has a toothache), and "Kate court comme un kangourou" (Kate jumps like a kangaroo). The artist is identified on the front cover as Lauranne, though not much information is known about him or her, nor does this book appear in any collection worldwide. Few waterspots on front board, which has a spot of discoloration toward top edge, else about fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Töpfe. Originalfotografie. Gelatinesilber. Vintage. 22 x 17,5 cm. Passepartout.

      (Limoges um ) 1950 - Der aus Wien gebürtige Künstler lebte seit 1900 in Berlin. Er ist, gemeinsam mit seiner Lebensgefährtin Hannah Höch (1917-1922), ein Pionier der Fotocollage. Als Entarteter Künstler seit 1933 im Exil, lebte er seit 1944 bis zu seinem Tod in Limoges. - Abgebildet in: Haus, A. Raoul Hausmann. Kamerafotografien 1927-1957. München 1979, S. 38 und Tafel 53; RH. Photographien 1946-1957. St. Yrieix 1986. S. 27. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        Colour Portrait Postcard Photo by Alinari, signed 'Pius pp. XII.' (1876-1958, Eugenio Pacelli, from 1939 Pope)

      1950 - on unused verso, showing him nearly half length, three quarter face, in white skull cap, white edged purple cassock and a broad stole embroidered in red and gold in a Renaissance design, stamps of the Vatican Archive in background of recto and of Vatican Library on verso, 5¾" x 4", no date, circa almost imperceptible crease across right half of image Pius XII was accused of being Pro Nazi during the second World War, but he was also responsible for saving many Jewish people.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Jeremy Poldark; A Novel of Cornwall 1790-1791.

      8vo. Original dark blue polished cloth lettered in gilt to spine, preserved in original pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [viii], 9-350; title-page in crimson and black; a very good, clean copy with a faint cup-ring to upper board, internally fine bar the usual uniform toning, and slight offset browning, to free endpapers, protected by a pleasing, price-clipped dustwrapper with light dusting and rubbing, small spotting to spine panel, fraying to head of spine (to a maximum depth of 25mm) with the vestiges of old tape repairs, nicking to corners, and browning and spotting to the reverse; very scarce indeed. First edition. Jeremy is the second child of Ross and Demelza Poldark. In the year of his birth his father faces trial accused of inciting a riot, following the wreck of two ships near his property in a storm. The first four book in the Poldark Series, of a total of seven, were initially adapted for television by the BBC between 1975 and 1977, with each programme attracting audiences of well over 10 million. Ross Poldark and Demelza were revisited in March last year, spawning an eight-part BBC drama series which was very well received by both critics and viewers and which led to a second series, which is currently on our screens. No copy of the first edition located on Copac or WorldCat.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Thomas l'obscur

      Partly first edition, an advance (service de presse) copy.Very precious and moving autograph inscription from Maurice Blanchot to his mother and sister: "Car pour nous, au sein des jours quelque chose peut-il apparaître qui ne serait pas le jour, quelque chose qui dans une atmosphère de lumière et de limpidité représenterait le frisson d'effroi d'où le jour est sorti? Pour la chère maman et la chère Marg, en toute reconnaissance et affection. Maurice [Because for us, could something appear amongst our days that isn't the day, something that - in an atmosphere of light and softness - will represent the frisson of dread from which the day is born? For darling mother and dear Marg, with all gratitude and affection. Maurice]."Small clear spots to edges of covers. % Gallimard Paris 1950 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Dans l'intimité des Personnages illustres 1850 - 1950. Album de Photographies (12 Tomes - Complet)

      12 vol. format à l'italienne in-4 br., Editions M.D. [ Maurice Devries ], 1950, 12 feuillets par volumes, ornés de fac-similés de photographies et des notices biographiques en fac-similé des manuscrits originaux. Complet. Bon ensemble en très bon état. Passionnant ensemble, qui nous propose plusieurs centaines de portraits photographiques, généralement peu communs, accompagnés de notices biographiques succinctes, et souvent pleines d'humour. Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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        Patty Swanson Signed Sketch.

      Large original signed sketch of Patty Swanson wearing a large pair of heels. Signed in the lower left by Charles Schulz. In very good condition, with some wear to the fold edges. A uniquely massive sketch from the Peanuts creator, made all the more uncommon by the presence of Patty, who was featured in the very first Peanuts comic strip on October 2, 1950. The sketch measures 32 inches by 35 inches. The entire piece measures 38.5 inches by 42 inches. Exceptionally rare and desirable. Patricia "Peppermint Patty" Reichardt is a fictional character featured in Charles M. Schulz' comic strip Peanuts. She is one of a small group in the strip who lives across town from Charlie Brown and his school friends. As the only female character in the strip's very earliest days, Patty often acted as a sort of hen, looking out for the younger characters; however, she also set the tone for the strong female characters in the Peanuts universe. In her (and the strip's) second appearance, Patty is shown walking down the sidewalk reciting "Little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice." She then punches Charlie Brown in the face and, without missing a beat, continues, "That's what little girls are made of!" Patty's name was first mentioned on October 26, 1950, 24 days after her first appearance. She was apparently the oldest child in the strip (possibly along with Violet and Shermy), as she attended school when Charlie Brown did not (strip of September 18, 1951). Eventually, she, along with Violet, became best known for their social snobbery and combined cruelty to Charlie Brown, although Violet was generally the more dominant of the two (thus Patty's role, in her later appearances, was reduced to that of a yes-girl). Patty is also known for asking "Pig-Pen" why he is constantly so dirty.

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

      - Plon, Paris 1950, 13x20cm, relié sous étui. - Prima edizione, una delle 65 copie numerate in Olanda, edizione di lusso dopo 50 Giappone. Bordeaux marocco completa legame costellata di punti d'oro, liscio indietro, un restauro in piedi di una mascella, piatta colpito al loro centro di una serie di reti spirali contreplats guardie e velluto rosso, copertine conservati e schienali, bordi dorati di testimoni; caso allineato con bordeaux marocchino all'interno feltro marrone, piatto foderato in legno carta, superba firmato vincolante Madeleine Gras. Spuntini marginali sulle guardie bianche vincolanti. Bellissimo esemplare ben stabilite. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 65 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête après 50 Japon. Reliure en plein maroquin bordeaux constellé de points dorés, dos lisse, une restauration en pied d'un mors, plats frappés en leurs centres d'un jeu de filets en spirales, gardes et contreplats de velours rouge, couvertures et dos conservés, tranches dorées sur témoins; étui bordé de maroquin bordeaux, intérieur de feutrine marron, plats recouverts de papier façon bois, superbe reliure signée de Madeleine Gras. Légères piqûres marginales sur les gardes blanches de la reliure. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Fine unsigned photo by Cecil Beaton, (The Queen Mother, 1900-2002, Queen of George VI)]

      1950 - the photo showing her three quarters length in profile, seated on a sofa wearing a bejewelled dress and sash, 7½" x 6" in mount 10" x 7", Buckingham Palace, no place, no date but circa Beaton's famous photographs of Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in 1939 established a new romantic image for the monarchy. He subsequently photographed her five times between 1947 and 1957 and deliberately tried to re-create the spirit of the 1939 image - the be-spangled crinoline dress with lots of diamond jewellery. From a Royal Collection.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        A Town Like Alice

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1950. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt and to front board in blind, top edge red. With the supplied dust jacket. Spine faded and slightly rolled, small mark to spine, internally clean. A very good copy in the bright jacket with some minor loss and creasing to spine ends, small chip to foot of rear panel, two short closed tears and creasing to foot of front panel, a few nicks and small creases to extremities. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his cousin Patty Shute on the front free endpaper, "For Patty, Peggy and Duane, from Nevil. June 1950", and also signed by him on the title page as Nevil S. Norway (Shute used his full name in his engineering career, and Nevil Shute as his pen name). Patty was mentioned in Shute's autobiography, Slide Rule, as being his Cornish cousin, who was a great confidante of his older brother Fred (p. 19).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Schriftsteller (1875-1955). Brief mit Unterschrift "Thomas Mann".

      Lugano Park Hotel 26 Mai Format: 21 x 148 cm 2 Seiten Auf Papier des "Park Hotel Lugano" mit kleiner gedruckter Vignette 1950 - " das geistige Leben in Deutschland verödet "*** Inhaltsreicher Brief an den Münchener Verleger Albrecht Knaus (1913-2007) über das Werk des Schriftstellers Stefan Paul Andres (1906-1970), das ihm Knaus wohl ans Herz gelegt hatte. Andres gehörte zu den populärsten und beliebtesten Autoren der fünfziger Jahre und wurde von Knaus betreut. Thomas Mann, der unmittelbar nach seinem Vortrag „Meine Zeit" für die Universität Chicago noch im Mai 1950 in die Schweiz reiste, war vom 23. bis 31. des Monats in Lugano, wo er sich u. a. mehrfach mit Hermann Hesse traf. Vom 26. Mai sind mehrere Briefe erhalten.Er schreibt: „Ihr freundlicher Brief vom 20. Februar, betreffend das Werk von Stefan Andres, hat mich auf dieser Reise begleitet, und ein ruhiger Augenblick erlaubt mir, Ihnen für Ihre Sendung zu danken. Das Buch werde ich bei meiner Rückkehr nach Kalifornien vorfinden und freue mich, nach allem, was Sie mir darüber sagen, auf die Beschäftigung damit. Andres scheint Ihrer Charakterisierung zufolge zu den produktiven Geistern zu gehören, welche die oft aufgestellte Behauptung, dass das geistige Leben in Deutschland verödet sei, widerlegen " Mittelknick, sehr sauber und in bester Erhaltung - mit der hübschen, charaktervollen Unterschrift Thomas Manns in schwarzer Tinte.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat ABATON oHG]
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