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        LA FEDE DI UN ASPIRANTE ALLA FEDE

      EDIZIONI DI COMUNITA', 1950. ITALIANO 0,32 Pagine brunite causa tempo, coperta morbida con titoli rossi e neri, ingiallita ai bordi e con fioritura, segni di usura del tempo USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        THE MAN WHO SOLD THE MOON ..

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, [1950].. Octavo,cloth-backed boards. First edition. Short stories forming part of Heinlein's "future history" series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-514. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1645-54. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A sharp copy. (#141048)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Portrait photo by Jacobsen, signed underneath and by the photographer, (1899-1972, King of Denmark)

      1950 - showing him in his Naval uniform with his arms crossed, slightly in profile, 11" x 8", February 7th Given to Bruce Fraser, first Baron Fraser of North Cape, 1888-1981, admiral of the fleet. Admiral Fraser commanded the british fleet that engaged and finally sank the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst in December 1943.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        "Joe DiMaggio, The Yankee Clipper" - Book Signed by DiMaggio on his cover photograph

      n.p.: , n.d, 1950. n.p., n.d.. 8vo. "Book Signed ""Joe DiMaggio'' in blue Sharpie (""10"" strength) on the cover. Joe DiMaggio, The Yankee Clipper by Tom Meany, 6"" x 8.25"". Hardcover. DiMaggio's stats through the 1950 season on front and back endpapers and pastedowns. 14 of 25 pages present including five pages of photographs; tape strengthening at spine. No dust jacket, pictorial covers. Good condition. Latest book by Meany in the Barnes All-Star Library. New York: A.S. Barnes & Co.DiMaggio retired after the 1951 season.JSA LOA"

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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        The Log of the Good Ship.

      New York: Standard Oil,, c.1950. Quarto. Original pictorial wraps, side stapled. Illustrations throughout by Dr. Seuss. Pages mildly toned. An excellent and unused copy. First edition, first printing. A 36 page promotional booklet for Esso Oil's marine services designed as a humorous daily ship log.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LARGE LOT OF CIRCUS EPHEMERA - PHOTOS, EPHEMERA & BOOKS

      Various. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1950-1980. Leaves. Photographs; From the Collection of C. P. (Chappie) Fox, founder & director of the Circus World Museum, Baraboo, WI; perhaps the foremost circus historian & author. Incl over 50 8 x 10 photos, (8) books & pamphlets relating to the circus - most inscribed to C. P. Fox by their authors & bearing Fox's ownership signature. Press release memos etc. Ca 1950-1980. Interesting archive. 14 pounds. ; 14 .

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        The Living Animals (Complete Set of 8 Vols.)

      UK: Cassell & Co., 1950s The First UK Printings published by Cassell & Co. Ltd in the early 1950's (n.d.) and printed at the Curwen Press. A complete set of the 8 Vols., all of which are in Very Good++ condition. Softcover format. Staples slightly rusty. Covers are a little marked and toned with a little creasing in places. Internally clean being free from erasures and inscriptions. Wonderful B/W and full page colour illustrations by the author throughout. Subsequently published at a later date in a one volume hardback edition by Cassell. This set is a scarce survivor and collectible with such attributes. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        TERME DI CARACALLA PROGRAMMA TEATRO DELL'OPERA STAGIONE LIRICA 1950

      UFFICIO STAMPA TEATRO DELL'OPERA, ROMA 1950 - INTERLINGUE Guida al programma teatrale, in questo caso la Madama Butterly di G.Puccini, in italiano, tedesco, inglese e francese, illustrazioni in nero e pubblicità dell'epoca, copertina morbida con lievi segni del tempo

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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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        A Little Stone

      London: John Lehman. (1950). First. First edition, first issue binding. Small bookstore label front pastedown, else fine in a near fine dustwrapper with slight tanning at the spine. A nice copy of this collection of stories. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A Little Stone: Stories

      London: John Lehmann, 1950, 1950. First edition. A fine copy in a fine, bright dust jacket.. 8vo, original green cloth, gilt lettering. Bowles second book, a collection of 12 short stories. From the library of Burton Weiss.

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        A Little Stone

      London: John Lehman. (1950). First. First edition, first issue binding. Small bookstore label front pastedown, else fine in a near fine dustwrapper with slight tanning at the spine. A nice copy of this collection of stories. .

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        A Little Stone: Stories

      London: John Lehmann, 1950 - 8vo, original green cloth, gilt lettering. Bowles second book, a collection of 12 short stories. ? From the library of Burton Weiss. A fine copy in a fine, bright dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Little Stone

      London: John Lehman, (1950). London: John Lehman. (1950). First. First edition, first issue binding. Small bookstore label front pastedown, else fine in a near fine dustwrapper with slight tanning at the spine. A nice copy of this collection of stories. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        TEATRO. El Hombre Deshabitado. El Trebol Florido. La Gallarda.

      Losada,, Buenos Aires 1950 - 14.7x20.7. 213pp. 1h. Hermosa dedicatoria a Margarita Xirgú: "A Margarita: Con todo mi amor, su amigo y admirador eterno Rafael Alberti. Montevideo 1957", con un dibujo a pluma. Desperfectos en el lomo, falta una esquina en la hoja de respeto (la dedicatoria está el la portadilla.) Alberti conocía, y tenía una gran deuda con la Xirgú desde que aceptó tomar el papel de la Virgen - siendo ella la primera actriz de España, y él un joven poeta relativamente desconocido, estrenando su primera obra de teatro, en el políticamente explosiva 'Fermín Galán' en 1931. Más adelante estrenaría sus 'Numancia' y 'El Adefesio'. La tercera de las obras en esta colección, 'La Gallarda', fue escrita para Margarita, pero ella se negó a aceptar el papel alegando: "Ya no tengo edad para tener gallardía." [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        Vier schöne neue Weihnachts-Lieder. Das Erste: Im Himmel beim Christkind sind Freuden soviel. - Das Zweite: Grüß eng Gott Hüata-Buam auf grüner Haid. - Das Dritte: Liebste Freunde wir euch danken, tausendfaltig. - Das Vierte: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht, alles schläft. [Sechs Strophen].

      Steyr, gedruckt und zu haben bei Joseph Greis o.J. 10,5 x 17 cm. (8) S. (einschl. Titel). Mit einer Holzschnitt-Vignette (m. hl. Anna, die von Maria das Jesuskind entgegennimmt, oben Gottvater und hl. Geist). Fadengeheftet ohne Umschlag (wie erschienen). Braunfleckig u. abgegriffen, Titelblatt m. 2 kl. Eckausrissen (ohne Textverlust) u. Wachsfleck. \"Blöchl, Melodiarium zu W. Paillers etc. Tl.1, Nr.67 (unter dem ersten abgedruckten Lied `Im Himmel etc`); Hess, Alois. Steyr eine alte Druckerstadt. Geschichte u. Bibliographie. Diss. 1950. Nr. 890; Durstmüller I, 315 (zu Joseph Greis). - Sehr seltene Flugschrift. Frühester bekannter Druck von ?Stille Nacht?, noch vor der bis dato als Erstdruck bezeichneten Dresdner Ausgabe von 1833 erschienen. Für uns waren weltweit nur zwei Exemplare im Oberösterreichischen und im Wiener Volksliedwerk nachweisbar (OVLW HL 47/90; WVLW IDN: 11874). - Das Weihnachtslied von Joseph Mohr (Text) und Franz Gruber (Musik) wurde am Weihnachtsabend 1818 in der Dorfkirche von Oberndorf bei Salzburg erstmals aufgeführt. Über Zillertaler Singgruppen (Geschwister Strasser) verbreitete sich das Lied als vermeintliches Tiroler Volkslied nach Deutschland. In der Dresdner Ausgabe von 1833 mit dem Titel ?Vier ächte Tyroler Lieder? findet sich `Stille Nacht!` bereits mit weitgehenden textlichen Veränderungen. Ein Vergleich mit dem Autograph aus der Hand von Joseph Mohr und der `Zillertaler Fassung` zeigt, dass bei unserem Druck spätere textliche Varianten noch nicht vorliegen. Es handelt sich zweifelsfrei um eine frühere Textstufe als in den später bekannt gewordenen Drucken. In der Fassung der Geschwister Strasser ist beispielsweise das Lied auf drei Strophen reduziert (die erste, zweite und sechste des Mohrschen Gedichts) und der Sangbarkeit wegen mit textlichen Abweichungen versehen (so wurde etwa aus `das traute heilige Paar` zu `das traute hochheilige Paar`; `schlafe` zu `schlaf` etc.). Eine Besonderheit des vorliegenden Druckes, die sich entweder auf mündliche Überlieferung oder einen Druckfehler zurückführen lässt, ist in der 5. Strophe zu finden: aus `In der Väter urgrauer Zeit / Aller Welt Schonung verhieß` wurde in vorliegendem Druck `In der Väter uralter Zeit / Aller Welt Schwung versprach`. \"\"Nicht nur Bücher, sondern auch Lieder haben ihre Schicksale! Und das Merkwürdigste an demjenigen unseres Weihnachtsliedes ist, daß F. Gruber seine Komposition nie veröffentlicht hat; sie wurde im Salzburger Land und im nahen Bayern hier und da nach Abschrift, meist aber nach dem Gehör gesungen. [] Kurz vor Weihnachten 1833 kamen die vier Geschwister Straßer aus dem Zillerthal nach Leipzig, trugen das `Stille Nacht` [] vor []. R. Friese in Dresden ließ das Lied den trefflichen Natursängern treu nachschreiben und Dr. Gebhardt nahm es in den `Musikalischen Jugendfreund` auf, dem bald Kocher in seiner `Zionsharfe` folgte.\"\" (Josef Bletzacher, Geschichte eines deutschen Liedes. In `Die Gartenlaube` 1891, Heft 6 S. 98). - Joseph Greis übernahm die Druckerei in Steyr 1804, seit 1827 arbeitete er auch als Buchhändler. Der vorliegende Druck ist damit wohl nach 1827 und vor 1833 zu datieren. Greis starb 1835, zwischen 1835 und 1837 lautete der Firmenname auf Josef Greis d.J. 1837 ging die Druckerei schließlich durch Kauf an Michael Haas aus Wels. Hess erwähnt, dass zahlreiche Magistratsbescheide erhalten sind, die darüber Auskunft geben, dass Joseph Greis wiederholt aufgefordert wurde \"\"seinen Verpflichtungen\"\" zur \"\"Beibringung der Pflichtexemplare [an die öffentlichen Bibliotheken]\"\" nachzukommen und auch bei den zahlreichen von ihm verlegten Lied-Flugblättern mit der Zensurbehörde in Konflikt kam. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Weihnachten, Lied, Salzburg, Oberösterreich, Volkslied, Musikgeschichte

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        Pittsburgh and Vicinity Featuring Transit Lines and House Numbers

      Geographia Map Co, London - Folding map. Page measures 33" x 22" This beautiful large scale map of Pittsburgh was issued in circa 1950 by the Geographia Map Co. Inc. Printed on both sides, the recto of the map covers from Fox Chapel south to Baldwin Township and from Braddock Boro to St. Clair and continues on verso from Knoxville to Rosslyn Farms. Incredible detail throughout notes bus lines, railroads, trolley lines, roads, streets, house numbers, cemeteries, parks, important buildings, and a host of additional topographical features. The map was produced under the direction of Alexander Gross and published by the Geographia Map Co., Inc. In good condition with wear along original folds, Minor foxing and staining. Lower left margin side and bottom shows tape repair with old tape on verso and tape burn visible on recto. Lower left margin exhibits some loss extending onto border. The Geographia Map Co. was originally a London based publishing firm founded by Alexander Gross. Active between 1910 and 1985, the company opened offices in New York at 11 John Street, from where it published plans of various cities in the United States. It was later acquired by Harper Collins. This is a great example of one of their maps.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Across the River and into the Trees

      Jonathan Cape 1950 - First Edition, First Printing. An attractive dustjacket with light wear to the spine and edges. The book is in great condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are solid with minor wear to the edges. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION that precedes the American edition by a few days. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Pittsburgh and Vicinity Featuring Transit Lines and House Numbers

      London: Geographia Map Co. unbound. Folding map. Page measures 33" x 22" This beautiful large scale map of Pittsburgh was issued in circa 1950 by the Geographia Map Co. Inc. Printed on both sides, the recto of the map covers from Fox Chapel south to Baldwin Township and from Braddock Boro to St. Clair and continues on verso from Knoxville to Rosslyn Farms. Incredible detail throughout notes bus lines, railroads, trolley lines, roads, streets, house numbers, cemeteries, parks, important buildings, and a host of additional topographical features. The map was produced under the direction of Alexander Gross and published by the Geographia Map Co., Inc. In good condition with wear along original folds, Minor foxing and staining. Lower left margin side and bottom shows tape repair with old tape on verso and tape burn visible on recto. Lower left margin exhibits some loss extending onto border. The Geographia Map Co. was originally a London based publishing firm founded by Alexander Gross. Active between 1910 and 1985, the company opened offices in New York at 11 John Street, from where it published plans of various cities in the United States. It was later acquired by Harper Collins. This is a great example of one of their maps.

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        In a Lonely Place

      London & Brussels: Nicholson & Watson Ltd.,, 1950. Octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. With the dust jacket. Ink stamp to front free endpaper. Spine ends lightly faded, spine gently rolled, pale browning to edges, some open tearing to jacket with loss of text to one letter on spine, a very good copy in the jacket. First UK edition, first impression; first published in the US in 1947, the basis of the classic film noir starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame in 1950.

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        CEYLON

      Lincolns - Prager Publishers Ltd. 1950 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original art work for the dust jacket to 'High Spirits' by Nigel Tranter, published by Collins in 1950. I particularly like the barrel of xxxx whisky under the arm.

      Image size is 10 inches by 12 inches approx. Modern frame and mount. Not examined out of the frame - the verso of the image could well be marked up and include details of the artist.

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        Heartbreak Valley

      Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, London 1950 - 19cm, 160pp, d/w - price-clipped, mariginal rubbing and small nicks. Boards with some fading, pastedowns with some bubbling and they are also a little foxed. Small unobtrusive name to flyleaf. Good overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HYDROELECTRIC HANDBOOK (HYDRO-ELECTRIC)

      New York: John Wiley & Sons. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1950. Second Edition. Hardcover. Greatly expanded edition (first was 1927). Green cloth, blindstamped Wiley logo on front, gilt spine lettering, well-illustrated with maps, charts, tables, etc., many fold-outs. Hydroelectric on title page; Hydro-Electric on front cover. ; 6" x 9"; xxxii, 1151 pp; Slight cover wear, crease on spine, solid hinges, wrinkling to some of the fold-outs, prior owner name inked on FFEP, pages clean and unmarked. .

      [Bookseller: Andrew Langer, Bookseller]
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        Large photo by RKO Radio, signed and inscribed, (John, born Marion Robert Morrison, 1907-1979, American film actor, director, and producer)

      1950 - "Good Luck", showing him half length in profile, on horseback, with a flag behind him, 10" x 8", no place, no date, circa slight creasing on bottom edge Probably in the film 'Rio Grande'

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1949 Through November/December1950

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia 1950 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cartoon Slides.

      No place or date, [but 1950s]. - Oblong 4to. 20 pp. on 20 ff. The story of Sinbad (Sindbad) comes from the "Arabian Nights", where he is as-Sindbad al-bahri" in Arabic.' The present group comprises twenty hand-coloured cartoon slides of Sinbad's adventures, telling the story very nicely with captions in English. - In excellent condition. - From the Collection of John Herzog.

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        The Wolf Leader

      Philadelphia: Prime Press, 1950 - Originally serialized in Weird Tales in 1932, this translation has been edited by L. Sprague de Camp. Chalker & Owings call it "one of the best werewolf novels ever written. " Issued in an editiion of only 1, 500 copies. With striking endpapers and interior illustrations by Mahlon Blaine. A very good plus copy in a nice example of the gorgeous green and lavender dustwrapper, which has a small chip and associated tear to the top edge of the front panel and a few other faults. A beautiful and surprisingly rare book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

      1950. First Edition . Signed. WILLIAMS, Tennessee. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone. (New York): New Directions, (1950). Octavo, original half vellum, original patterned boards, original acetate, original slipcase with paper label. $1500.First edition, one of only 500 specially bound copies signed by Williams on the limitation page.Williams wrote that his goal in The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone “was to arouse compassion for a sensitive nature, and how the awful obsession with power and fame change a once fine person into a caricature.” His friend Donald Windham called it Williams' “first fictionalized self-portrait after his success— and it displays a hair-raising degree of self knowledge” (Spoto, The Kindness of Strangers, 166). Crandell A.9.1.a. Acetate fine. Book lovely and near-fine, with only mild toning to spine. Slipcase expertly restored.

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        Classical Vinyl - Record - LP - Collection of Irish - Scottish Artist Bill Crozier. c. 380 LP's and Box - Sets of excellent classical recordings Crozier listened to during his work in his studio. Classical Music was part of his inspiration. / The collection includes many recordings of Tenors, Arias, Opera, etc. and comes together with several exhibition - catalogues of his work as well as one vintage photograph of Bill Crozier by irish photographer John Minihan. / Some rarer recordings include: Prokofiev - The Gambler / Count John McCormack - The Gentle Minstrel / The Art Shaliapin / H.J.Syberberg - Parsifal - Richard Wagner / Dvorak - The Great Symphonies and Concertos - Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam - Sir Colin Davis / Modest Mussorgsky - Boris Godunov / Georges Bizet - Carmen - Vincenzo Bellezza / The Art of Beniamino Gigli / Herbert von Karajan - Claude Debussy Pelleas at Melisande / Les Introuvables du Chant Wagnerien / Richard Wagner - Lohengrin - Konya - Amara - Gorr - Hines - Dooley - Leinsdorf / Count John McCormack - The Years of Triumph / Sir Georg Solti - Wagner und die Walkuere / Riccardo Chailly - Stravinsky - The Rake's Progress / London Sinfonietta Chorus / Bernard Haitink - Gustav Mahler - Complete Symphonies - Die 10 Sinfonien / Verdi - Alfredo Kraus - Rigoletto / etc. etc.

      1950. London and others, c.1950 - 1990. Vintage Viny Records. Very good condition. Few records with paint stains from Crozier handling the records while painting. Including world wide free shipping.

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        Vier schöne neue Weihnachts-Lieder. Das Erste: Im Himmel beim Christkind sind Freuden soviel. - Das Zweite: Grüß eng Gott Hüata-Buam auf grüner Haid. - Das Dritte: Liebste Freunde wir euch danken, tausendfaltig. - Das Vierte: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht, alles schläft. [Sechs Strophen].

      10,5 x 17 cm. (8) S. (einschl. Titel). Mit einer Holzschnitt-Vignette (m. hl. Anna, die von Maria das Jesuskind entgegennimmt, oben Gottvater und hl. Geist). Fadengeheftet ohne Umschlag (wie erschienen). Braunfleckig u. abgegriffen, Titelblatt m. 2 kl. Eckausrissen (ohne Textverlust) u. Wachsfleck. Blöchl, Melodiarium zu W. Paillers etc. Tl.1, Nr.67 (unter dem ersten abgedruckten Lied Im Himmel etc) Hess, Alois. Steyr eine alte Druckerstadt. Geschichte u. Bibliographie. Diss. 1950. Nr. 890 Durstmüller I, 315 (zu Joseph Greis). - Sehr seltene Flugschrift. Frühester bekannter Druck von ?Stille Nacht?, noch vor der bis dato als Erstdruck bezeichneten Dresdner Ausgabe von 1833 erschienen. Für uns waren weltweit nur zwei Exemplare im Oberösterreichischen und im Wiener Volksliedwerk nachweisbar (OVLW HL 47/90 WVLW IDN: 11874). - Das Weihnachtslied von Joseph Mohr (Text) und Franz Gruber (Musik) wurde am Weihnachtsabend 1818 in der Dorfkirche von Oberndorf bei Salzburg erstmals aufgeführt. Über Zillertaler Singgruppen (Geschwister Strasser) verbreitete sich das Lied als vermeintliches Tiroler Volkslied nach Deutschland. In der Dresdner Ausgabe von 1833 mit dem Titel ?Vier ächte Tyroler Lieder? findet sich Stille Nacht! bereits mit weitgehenden textlichen Veränderungen. Ein Vergleich mit dem Autograph aus der Hand von Joseph Mohr und der Zillertaler Fassung zeigt, dass bei unserem Druck spätere textliche Varianten noch nicht vorliegen. Es handelt sich zweifelsfrei um eine frühere Textstufe als in den später bekannt gewordenen Drucken. In der Fassung der Geschwister Strasser ist beispielsweise das Lied auf drei Strophen reduziert (die erste, zweite und sechste des Mohrschen Gedichts) und der Sangbarkeit wegen mit textlichen Abweichungen versehen (so wurde etwa aus das traute heilige Paar zu das traute hochheilige Paar schlafe zu schlaf etc.). Eine Besonderheit des vorliegenden Druckes, die sich entweder auf mündliche Überlieferung oder einen Druckfehler zurückführen lässt, ist in der 5. Strophe zu finden: aus In der Väter urgrauer Zeit / Aller Welt Schonung verhieß wurde in vorliegendem Druck In der Väter uralter Zeit / Aller Welt Schwung versprach. "Nicht nur Bücher, sondern auch Lieder haben ihre Schicksale! Und das Merkwürdigste an demjenigen unseres Weihnachtsliedes ist, daß F. Gruber seine Komposition nie veröffentlicht hat sie wurde im Salzburger Land und im nahen Bayern hier und da nach Abschrift, meist aber nach dem Gehör gesungen. [] Kurz vor Weihnachten 1833 kamen die vier Geschwister Straßer aus dem Zillerthal nach Leipzig, trugen das Stille Nacht [] vor []. R. Friese in Dresden ließ das Lied den trefflichen Natursängern treu nachschreiben und Dr. Gebhardt nahm es in den Musikalischen Jugendfreund auf, dem bald Kocher in seiner Zionsharfe folgte." (Josef Bletzacher, Geschichte eines deutschen Liedes. In Die Gartenlaube 1891, Heft 6 S. 98). - Joseph Greis übernahm die Druckerei in Steyr 1804, seit 1827 arbeitete er auch als Buchhändler. Der vorliegende Druck ist damit wohl nach 1827 und vor 1833 zu datieren. Greis starb 1835, zwischen 1835 und 1837 lautete der Firmenname auf Josef Greis d.J. 1837 ging die Druckerei schließlich durch Kauf an Michael Haas aus Wels. Hess erwähnt, dass zahlreiche Magistratsbescheide erhalten sind, die darüber Auskunft geben, dass Joseph Greis wiederholt aufgefordert wurde "seinen Verpflichtungen" zur "Beibringung der Pflichtexemplare [an die öffentlichen Bibliotheken]" nachzukommen und auch bei den zahlreichen von ihm verlegten Lied-Flugblättern mit der Zensurbehörde in Konflikt kam. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

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        FEATURE FILMS MAGAZINE #2-BING CROSBY-PHOTO COVER-DC GOLDEN AGE-VF VF

      DC 1950 - BING CROSBY photo cover. BING in the comic book adaptation of FRANK CAPRA's film "Riding High". Bios of Stars: Bing, Coleen Gray, Charles Bickford, Frances Gifford. High grade copy has tiny rust stain at bottom staple. Flat, tight, glossy cover. Condition: VF

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        THE ROBOT SERIES (I ROBOT, THE CAVES OF STEEL, THE NAKED SUN, THE REST OF THE ROBOTS) ¿ ISAAC ASIMOV, SIGNED WITH LAID IN SIGNATURE

      GNOME PRESS, AND DOUBLEDAY 1950 - STATED First Edition, First Printings of the complete Four Titles of Asimov's Robot series, I ROBOT, THE CAVES OF STEEL, THE NAKED SUN and THE REST OF THE ROBOTS A very handsome set of the four books in the Robot series, ONE SIGNED ON A LAID IN SIGNATURE, presenting well on the shelf. Each book is in beautiful near fine clean, crisp condition with near fine original dust jackets. I Robot has a laid in bold signature by Asimov. A stunning signed set of FOUR books which is the complete Robot Series, scarce in this condition, and impossible to locate Gnome Press, New York, 1950 Doubleday & Company, New York, 1954 Doubleday & Company, New York, 1957 Doubleday & Company, New York, 1964 I ROBOT: Stunning clean, near fine book with a original near fine vibrant dust jacket, beautifully signed on a laid in signature by Isaac Asimov in black ink. The book is in beautiful condition with crisp red boards. The binding is tight and square. One corner bump. The end papers have a neat laid in signature boldly SIGNED by Isaac Asimov in black ink. The internal pages are clean, bright and flat appearing as unread!.The original first edition dust jacket is in stunning condition having benefited from some very slight restoration by an expert paper conservator and presents as a near fine example. The jacket is bright with vibrant colors. This stunning dust jacket has No rips, No chips, No edgewear, No stains, No rubbing and No foxing. Even the white rear panel and flaps are still a bright white with just a hint of toning! The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $2.50. THE CAVES OF STEEL: The true First printing of this title requires the first edition statement. Beautiful near fine crisp, clean book with a near fine jacket. The book is in near fine condition with bright blue boards, and red unfaded titles to the spine.The book has clean boards with no corner bumps, but with an edge bump along bottom. The end papers are clean, with an tiny stain, The internal pages are crisp, clean and bright. The bright original dust jacket has benefited from very slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper conservator and presents as a near fine example.The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $2.95. THE NAKED SUN: The true First printing of this title requires the first edition statement. Beautiful near fine crisp, clean book with a near fine jacket.The book is in near fine condition with bright yellow boards, and red unfaded titles to the spine.The book has clean boards with no corner bumps, but with an edge bump along bottom.The end papers are clean with a very faint paper clip stain, The internal pages are crisp, clean and bright.The bright original dust jacket is unrestored. The jacket has strong vibrant colors and with only a tiny 2mm intact tear. The jacket has No edgewear, No chips, No rips, No rubbing, No stains, No tears and No foxing, and has the typical fading of titles to the spine. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $2.95, with a residual slight paper clip crease THE REST OF THE ROBOTS The true First printing of this title requires the first edition statement. Not the common bookclub and not a later edition. Please see the image of the copyright page. Collection of eight robot stories not in I, Robot , plus reprints the Caves Of Steel and The Naked Sun. Beautiful clean, crisp near fine book with a beautiful jacket.The book is in great condition with, grey cloth boards, with black box and bright orange titles to spine.The original unrestored has some light creasing along the stop of the spine, otherwise the jacket has strong vibrant colors with some of the typical fading to the orange title on the spine. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.( PLEASE NOTE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WILL BE $100 AND WILL SHIP VIA UPS) Please see our Abe store for additional SciFi listings [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [de la Mare, Walter- Two Copies, Presented by de la Mare to his Secretary, with Holograph Poems] Inward Companion [two copies]

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1950. First edition. 8vo. Original blue wove cloth, printed dust wrappers. Offered here are two copies of his book, "Inward Companion," inscribed by de la Mare to his secretary of over ten years, Marie Lamigeon, with holograph poems. One was then given by Lamigeon to her mother (inscribed 1950). That copy, with holograph inscription containing the poem, "Frescoes in Old Church," eleven lines, and signed at the bottom, "Walter de la Mare with affectionate remembrances, November 950" [i.e. 1950], near fine with some tears to wrapper and minor loss at top. The other copy with fine wrapper, "To Marie/ with love from WM [i.e. his shorthand signature with two dots]/ Christmas 950 [i.e. 1950] / Afraid/,Ó folllowed by four-line quatrain. Scarce and interesting association item.

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        A Dictionary of the Underworld: British & American (Signed by Eric Partridge)

      Theodore Brun Limited, London 1950 - The 1950 Limited Deluxe Edition, which was issued simultaneously with the trade edition. 250 copies were issued in the Limited Deluxe Edition but this copy specifically is among the first 100 copies in the limitation (#21), which were the only ones Eric Partridege signed. Bound in a full dark-leather as well and includes bright gilt-design and lettering along the front panel and spine respectively. A bit of light scuffing to the panels and light wear along the spine ends. Still though, solidly VG to VG+ and very presentable. Thick octavo, 804 pgs. In a long, wonderful career of offering up linguistic (and lexical) oddities, this remains one of Eric Partridge's most beloved works. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Original fabric design: gouache on paper, signed Luza in lower margin

      n.p., 1950. Sold individually. Please inquire for images of each. Image approximately 12 x 10 inches, plus margins. Sold individually. Please inquire for images of each. Image approximately 12 x 10 inches, plus margins. Original Fabric Designs by Fashion Artist Reynaldo Luza. Reynaldo Luza (1893-1978), pre-eminent fashion artist, was born in Lima, Peru. He began training as an architect at the University of Louvain, Belgium, but returned to Peru at the outbreak of World War I, where he changed his studies from architecture to art. In 1918 he came to the United States, where he earned his living by contributing drawings to several fashion publications, principally VOGUE, HARPERS BAZAAR, and VANITY FAIR. In 1921 he joined HARPERS BAZAAR as the principal fashion artist, a position he was to hold for 27 years. He divided his time between New York, Paris and London, working closely with all of the leading fashion designers of the times--Poiret, Patou, Lelong, Paquin, Douillet, Doucet, Cheruit, Worth, Drecoll, Callot Soeurs, Redfern, Martial et Amand, Premet, Reboux, Chanel, Vionnet, Molyneaux, Schiaparelli, Hartnell, Steibel, and Balenciaga, among others.In 1940 Luza made New York his principal base, where, over the next few years, he continued his activities at Harpers as well as creating fabric and furniture designs, and the costumes for the movie "The Bridge of San Luis Rey". Among other distinctions, he received several honorary appointments from the government of Peru, including that of Artistic Director of the Paris Exposition of 1938 and the New York World's Fair of 1939-40; he also did the interior design of the new Lima airport.In 1950 Luza returned to Peru, where he began a second career as a portrait painter, exhibiting his work over the next few years in Paris, New York, and Washington, D.C.

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        De West-Toradjas op Midden-Celebes (4 delen) / De Oost-Toradjad van Midden-Celebes (3 delen) / De Bare'e sprekende Toaradjas van Midden-Celebes (de Oost-Toradjas). Platen en kaarten. (Totaal: 8 banden)

      Amsterdam, N.V. Noord-Hollandsche Uitgevers Maatschappij 1950 - 8 banden. De 7 delen over de West- en de Oost-Toradjas zijn (opnieuw) gebonden in rode half leren banden. Het verzamelalbum met de losse platen is gebonden in half linnen. Fraaie set

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        Ernest Hemingway SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH

      NP, Spain - Original Photograph signed and inscribed by Heimingway. 7 x 9 " photograph of Hemingway, standing between two men. Inscribed by Hemingway " Best Luck always, Ernesto" and additionally signed "Papa" below the inscription. Photograph taken by Spanish photographer Paco Cano, who has also signed the photograph and with his photographer stamp to the verso. Cano accompanied Hemingway during his late 1950's visit to Spain, whle Hemingway researched the Spanish bullfighter Atonio Ordonez for a Life Magazine article, published shortly before Hemingway's death. An expanded version of the article was published in book form as The Dangerous Summer. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Shakespeare's Twelfth Night: Original Costume Designs with Cloth Swatches

      Collection of ten original costume designs on 7 leaves of costumes for a 1950s production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by the German artist and designer, Ellen Carola Carstens. The colourful designs are accomplished in pen and watercolour with small swatches of cloth tipped onto the sheets for guidance to the wardrobe makers. The designs are on thick creamy yellow paper, mounted on black cardboard (17×24cm to 24×28cm). Each design is contained within a round-cornered pencilled box and each is annotated in pen with the character's name and sometimes in pencil with further names, some slightly Slavonic, that may refer to the actors involved in the production. The designs are for: 'Viola Sebastian', 'Tabia' (Sir Toby Belch), a pair of lavish female costumes, probably Olivia, 'Pagen' (likely Valentine and Curio), 'Nann' (apparently Feste), 'Orsino', 'Malvolio', two images - the second cross-gartered. Ellen Carola Carstens worked for the Badisches Staats-theater in Karlsruhe in the 1950s and created costumes for the Operafilm of Weber's Der Freischütz by the Hamburg Staast-oper in 1968. We've not been able to locate this production of Twelfth Night but the Slavonic tinge to the actors' names, particularly 'Horak' for Feste, suggest a Czech rather than German production of the play - Miroslav Horak played Malvolio in a production of the play in Zlin in 1952. Sets of costume designs of this kind are most uncommon in trade.

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        Bambi and Mother at a Waterfall.

      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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        Vier schöne neue Weihnachts-Lieder. Das Erste: Im Himmel beim Christkind sind Freuden soviel. - Das Zweite: Grüß eng Gott Hüata-Buam auf grüner Haid. - Das Dritte: Liebste Freunde wir euch danken, tausendfaltig. - Das Vierte: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht, alles schläft. [Sechs Strophen].

      Steyr, gedruckt und zu haben bei Joseph Greis o.J. - 10,5 x 17 cm. (8) S. (einschl. Titel). Mit einer Holzschnitt-Vignette (m. hl. Anna, die von Maria das Jesuskind entgegennimmt, oben Gottvater und hl. Geist). Fadengeheftet ohne Umschlag (wie erschienen). Braunfleckig u. abgegriffen, Titelblatt m. 2 kl. Eckausrissen (ohne Textverlust) u. Wachsfleck. Blöchl, Melodiarium zu W. Paillers etc. Tl.1, Nr.67 (unter dem ersten abgedruckten Lied 'Im Himmel etc'); Hess, Alois. Steyr eine alte Druckerstadt. Geschichte u. Bibliographie. Diss. 1950. Nr. 890; Durstmüller I, 315 (zu Joseph Greis). - Sehr seltene Flugschrift. Frühester bekannter Druck von ?Stille Nacht?, noch vor der bis dato als Erstdruck bezeichneten Dresdner Ausgabe von 1833 erschienen. Für uns waren weltweit nur zwei Exemplare im Oberösterreichischen und im Wiener Volksliedwerk nachweisbar (OVLW HL 47/90; WVLW IDN: 11874). - Das Weihnachtslied von Joseph Mohr (Text) und Franz Gruber (Musik) wurde am Weihnachtsabend 1818 in der Dorfkirche von Oberndorf bei Salzburg erstmals aufgeführt. Über Zillertaler Singgruppen (Geschwister Strasser) verbreitete sich das Lied als vermeintliches Tiroler Volkslied nach Deutschland. In der Dresdner Ausgabe von 1833 mit dem Titel ?Vier ächte Tyroler Lieder? findet sich 'Stille Nacht!' bereits mit weitgehenden textlichen Veränderungen. Ein Vergleich mit dem Autograph aus der Hand von Joseph Mohr und der 'Zillertaler Fassung' zeigt, dass bei unserem Druck spätere textliche Varianten noch nicht vorliegen. Es handelt sich zweifelsfrei um eine frühere Textstufe als in den später bekannt gewordenen Drucken. In der Fassung der Geschwister Strasser ist beispielsweise das Lied auf drei Strophen reduziert (die erste, zweite und sechste des Mohrschen Gedichts) und der Sangbarkeit wegen mit textlichen Abweichungen versehen (so wurde etwa aus 'das traute heilige Paar' zu 'das traute hochheilige Paar'; 'schlafe' zu 'schlaf' etc.). Eine Besonderheit des vorliegenden Druckes, die sich entweder auf mündliche Überlieferung oder einen Druckfehler zurückführen lässt, ist in der 5. Strophe zu finden: aus 'In der Väter urgrauer Zeit / Aller Welt Schonung verhieß' wurde in vorliegendem Druck 'In der Väter uralter Zeit / Aller Welt Schwung versprach'. "Nicht nur Bücher, sondern auch Lieder haben ihre Schicksale! Und das Merkwürdigste an demjenigen unseres Weihnachtsliedes ist, daß F. Gruber seine Komposition nie veröffentlicht hat; sie wurde im Salzburger Land und im nahen Bayern hier und da nach Abschrift, meist aber nach dem Gehör gesungen. [] Kurz vor Weihnachten 1833 kamen die vier Geschwister Straßer aus dem Zillerthal nach Leipzig, trugen das 'Stille Nacht' [] vor []. R. Friese in Dresden ließ das Lied den trefflichen Natursängern treu nachschreiben und Dr. Gebhardt nahm es in den 'Musikalischen Jugendfreund' auf, dem bald Kocher in seiner 'Zionsharfe' folgte." (Josef Bletzacher, Geschichte eines deutschen Liedes. In 'Die Gartenlaube' 1891, Heft 6 S. 98). - Joseph Greis übernahm die Druckerei in Steyr 1804, seit 1827 arbeitete er auch als Buchhändler. Der vorliegende Druck ist damit wohl nach 1827 und vor 1833 zu datieren. Greis starb 1835, zwischen 1835 und 1837 lautete der Firmenname auf Josef Greis d.J. 1837 ging die Druckerei schließlich durch Kauf an Michael Haas aus Wels. Hess erwähnt, dass zahlreiche Magistratsbescheide erhalten sind, die darüber Auskunft geben, dass Joseph Greis wiederholt aufgefordert wurde "seinen Verpflichtungen" zur "Beibringung der Pflichtexemplare [an die öffentlichen Bibliotheken]" nachzukommen und auch bei den zahlreichen von ihm verlegten Lied-Flugblättern mit der Zensurbehörde in Konflikt kam. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Inscribed postcard.

      Dursley, Gloucestershire: 2 April 1950 - Postcard (138 x 86 mm). Holograph note on postcard printed "From Mr. Evelyn Waugh, Piers Court, Nr. Dursley, Glos.". Housed in a custom yellow cloth solander box with black morocco label. Very minor crease to left corner; in excellent condition. A postcard inscribed by Waugh to his Anne Ford, publicity director at Little, Brown & Co., regarding his novel Helena, published that year: "No praise for Maclean. Loyalty to a former commander seals my lips. But no praise. I hope you have now seen 'Helena'. I don't expect it to be popular in USA but I think it my best book. Please use 'blurb' for it identical with English blurb. All good wishes, E". Ford has circled the phrase "I think it my best book" in pencil and written below it: "Do not use quote until I check with him - note his request to use English blurb - be sure Miss Jones knows." The Maclean referred to was Fitzroy Maclean, Waugh's commanding officer in Yugoslavia, who Waugh had used as a model or Constantius Chlorus in Helena. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Tobacco in Bulgaria

      Duke University Press (Marco Beltchev Sons. Ltd.), 1950. Near Fine. A handsome copy of the 1st English language edition. Originally published in German as a thesis issued out of Zurich, this "enlarged reprint" is limited to 2,000 copies. Clean and Near Fine in its light-brown leatherette, with bright gilt-lettering along the front panel and spine. One small, subtle abrasion to the front panel, otherwise clean as could be. Octavo, impressive color plates of tobacco leaves and other fold-out plates at rear.

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        Les Géorgiques. Texte latin et version française de l'Abbé Jacques Delille. Gravures sur Bois d'Aristide Maillol.

      Paris, Philippe Gonin, éditeur 1937-1943. (1950). - 2 vol. de texte et 1 vol. de suites. 4°. 174 S.; 154 S. Mit 122 Originalholzschnitten und je einer Suite der Holzschnitte in Schwarz und Sanguin. In losen Blättern, Originalbroschuren in Halbpergamentchemisen und Schubern, Suiten in Pappband. Guérin 159-215. - Garvey 175. - Rewald 156-161. - Eines von 750 Exemplaren, in eigentlich einem von 100 Vorzugsexemplaren, hier jedoch ohne Numerierung, denn nur so viele Suitenausgaben wurden (nach Rauch) gedruckt. - Mit zwei Suiten der 122 Holzschnitte, eine in Schwarz und eine in Rot gedruckt, alle Blätter mit Monogrammstempel, je in Originalumschlag mit einem in Rot bzw. Schwarz gedruckten Holzschnitt. - Auf Maillol-Gonin-Bütten "pur chanvre et lin à grandes fibres, exempt de produits chimiques" mit den beiden schönen Wasserzeichen. - Die Holzschnitte in der Mehrzahl gross und in der Formensprache des späten Maillol, eine Reihe kleine, fast zierstückartige und einige Initialen. - Auch diese Ausgabe benötigte einige Jahre bis zum Abschluss, die letzten Holzschnitte entstanden erst kurz vor Maillols Tod. - Eines der schönsten Bücher des französischen Künstlers, sein künstlerisch reifstes Werk ergänzt die Holzschnitte zu Vergils »Eclogen«, die bereits 1913-1926 für die Ausgabe der Cranach-Presse entstanden. - So schön und vollständig sehr selten. Die Chemise der Suiten am Rücken stockfleckig. Ganz wenige feine Anklänge von Stockflecken. - Mit der Suite selten.

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        High-speed computing devices.

      New York: McGraw-Hill, 1950. Engineering Research Associates. High-speed computing devices. xiii [1], 451 [1]pp. Text diagrams. 228 x 154 mm. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1950. Original dark blue cloth, spine somewhat worn and faded, pictorial dust-jacket (chipped and with minor loss at folds). From the library of Owen R. Mock (ca. 1925 – ca. 2000), with his pencil signature on the front endpaper. First Edition of the first treatise on how to build an electronic digital computer, rare in the original dust-jacket. It provided a â€

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