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        ELECTRONS AND HOLES IN SEMICONDUCTORS with Applications to Transistor Electronics

      New York; (1950): D. Van Nostrand Co. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo. First printing of the 'First Book on Semiconductors'. by the co-inventor of the transistor (Nobel Prize winner, 1956) 558pp. Bound in light blue cloth, spine lettering gilt over black, rear end sheets are appendixes B-D to the periodic table of elements and energy conversion chart i.e. energy in electron volts. Previous owner and inventor's name Haskell Ginns to front fly leaf; long extracted book review of this title laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        *Die Neue Steuer-Warte (Steuerwarte) : 1950 bis 1976 + 1981 bis 2000 (21 Bände)

      München : Verlag \'Steuer-Warte\' (Verlag Max Schick). 1950 30cm. 430 Seiten. Halbleinen Zustand: Sehr Gut min. gebräunt; Die 430 Seiten beziehen sich auf den ersten doppelt gebunden Jahrgang 1950+1951+1952 - Start August 1950; Buch wurde nachgebunden; Versand D: 4,75 EUR [Bildbände]

      [Bookseller: Gebrauchtbücherlogistik]
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        The Science of Appearance as formulated and taught by Max Meldrum. Arranged and Ed. by R.R. Foreman.

      1950 1950 - Sydney: The Shepherd Press, 1950. Sm. 4to. Orig. cloth. In rubbed dustjacket. (2, xviii, 298, 8pp.). With 11 col. plates, num. b/w plates, text-illusts., fold. chart, and shade visor in end-pocket. Lim. ed. Copy signed "Max Meldrum". Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Berkelouw Books]
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        Union Station (Collection of 27 original photographs from the 1950 film noir)

      Los Angeles: Paramount, 1950. Collection of 27 vintage photographs from the 1950 film noir. Most with snipes or a stamp crediting A.L. "Whitey" Schafer on the verso. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Near Fine. Grant, p. 678. Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime, p. 335. Selby Canon, p. 175. Silver, p. 313. Spicer, p. 421.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      Dresden, C. C. Meinhold & Söhne in Dresden, o.J. (um ) 1950 - Farbige Lithographie. Bildformat: 88 x 64 cm. Schuldwandbild.- Leicht Knitterfaltig. Drei kleiner Schadstellen.

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        The Jungle Book - The Second Jungle Book.

      London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1950. - 2 vols., 7-3/4" x 5-3/8", illustrated by J. Lockwood Kipling & W. H. Drake. Bound in fine 1/2 red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered green and brown morocco spine labels, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, by Truslove & Hanson of London, top edges gilt, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine, a VERY GOOD+ set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        Notes on a Horse Thief - signed

      Greenville, MS: Levee Press, 1950. Book. Illus. by Elizabeth Calvert. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. A nice 72 page first edition hardcover. Limited to only 975 printed in the week of November 4, 1950 with 950 being sold at the time. This is #149. Printed by The Levee Press, Greenville, Mississippi The text is clean and pages are not torn or dirty. An attractive copy bound in green buckram stamped in silver. Just a little bumped corner and a little wear on the green color and is super nice. Scan of inside front board & page with horse drawing came out darker than what it really is. .

      [Bookseller: Warren's Books]
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        A Man Divided.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1950. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. But for a bumped top fore-corner, a fine copy. First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Signed copies are particularly scarce as Stapledon died in the year of this novel's publication.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Doubleday, Garden City 1950 - Octavo, jacket illustration by Richard Powers, Hardcover. Author's first book. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-15. A very good plus copy, some foxing to end papers in a very good dust jacket, shelf wear, small 'v' chip to upper spine panel; with some creases, mild loss to spine ends and corners, light rubbing, fading to color of spine panel lettering. (8225) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Ohne Titel. Farblithographie.

      ca 1950 - 76 x 52 cm, Blatt min. gebräunt, kleine Montagestreifen verso. Links unten num.: 71/175 und rechts signiert: F. Mourlot - Fernand Mourlot (1895-1988) studierte Malerei an der École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs und war nach dem Tod seines Vaters der künstlerische Leiter der Pariser Druckerei Mourlot Frères, die bekannt war für die Herstellung ausgezeichneter Lithografien. Als Verleger veröffentlichte er unter dem Namen Fernand Mourlot Éditeur Künstlerbücher von Schriftstellern und Künstlern der Moderne. 1000 gr. Schlagworte: Grafik - nach 1945Grafik - konstruktive [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Third Man

      New York: The Viking Press, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. First edition, preceding the British edition. 157 pp. Original gray cloth with red backstrip lettered in black. Fine in very Near Fine unclipped dust jacket. Jacket completely unfaded and bright, which is quite uncommon, fully intact with a little rubbing near head, a bit of light wear along back of spine edge near foot and to back panel bottom. An excellent copy. Greene's novelization of his own screenplay for the 1949 film noir directed by Carol Reed, to whom the book is dedicated.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      - TUDOR,TASHA. THE DOLL'S CHRISTMAS. NY: Oxford University Press 1950 (1950). Square 12mo, red cloth, pictorial paste-on, Fine in dust wrapper with some chips and mends. 1st edition (1st printing). SIGNED BY TUDOR. Illustrated with pictorial endpapers plus lovely color illustrations on every other page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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      New York: William Morrow & Company, 1950. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; black paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in red on spine; dustjacket; 186pp. Some pinpoint wear to spine ends, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50) and unfaded, lightly edgeworn, with a few tiny nicks and short tears and one small skinned area at crown; an attractive, Very Good+ example. Goodis's fifth novel, his last one in hardcover before churning out a dozen of the finest paperback originals ever written. Basis for the 1956 Pierre Chenal film 'Section des Disparus' starring Guillermo Battaglia and Amalia Bernabé. Hubin, p.173.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Lieder für eine Singstimme mit Klavierbegleitung - Band 1 -

      Ausgabe für hohe Stimme - ohne Jahr, ca 1950, gebunden mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren 151 Seiten mit einem Verzeichnis der Brahms Lieder am Schluß des Bandes - Noten

      [Bookseller: Tilman Riemenschneider Buchhandlung]
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        Strangers on a Train (1st printing)

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1950 - Harper & Brothers. New York. 1950. 299 pages. First Edition, First Printing in 1st issue DJ. First Edition stated with Harper's B-Z code (translation: February 1950) just below statement. Binding and hinges are strong. Endpapers are clean. Pages lay tight and undisturbed; seemingly unread. Faint moisture stain to page edges. Panels show ever-so-slight bowing. Mottled with uneven blue hue to cloth covers with light touch-up after a professional cleaning. Navy blue titles to backstrip are dull. Soiling to exterior. Body and bones of this book are in excellent condition as just the exterior boards show some aesthetic flaws. 1st issue DJ with $2.75 price intact on DJ flap. Bluish purple hue has faded from DJ spine. Vintage yellow sticker affixed to front of DJ. DJ has long been preserved under an archaic protector and in an effort to extract the DJ, there is paper loss around edges as well as on inside front flap. Condition description is hyper-critical. All flaws are disclosed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Medium Rare Books]
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        Garder og slekter. Bidrag til bygdenes historie ved ... 12 bind. Utgitt av Trysilboknemda,

      1950-2006. Stor 8vo. 759; 804; 448; 448; 445; 366; 409; 333; 379; 615; 488; 320 s. Illustr., kart, foldekart bak i fjerde binds første del. Origb., de fem første bindene (I, II, III, IV-I og IV-II) med skinnrygg. Første binds bakdekkel oppskrapet og ytterkantene med noen sår. De tre første bindene i tredje opplag og stedvis noe plettet. Alt som er utgitt. I-III. Garder og slekter .. ved Eivind Lillevold. - IV, I-II. Alminnelig del. Hovedredaktør: Eyvind Lillevold. - V-IX, I-II. Garder og slekter ... ved en komité.

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        Escorial, revista de cultura y letras, segunda epoca, tomo XXI, enero-febrero 1950.

      Madrid, 1950 - 271 Seiten Ehem. Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempel und Signatur. Noch GUTER Zustand, ein paar Gebrauchsspuren. Einband bestossen, kleinere Anstreichungen möglich. Ex-library with stamp and signature. Still in a GOOD condition, some visible traces of use, bumped, small markings possible. Sprache: Spanisch Gewicht in Gramm: 330

      [Bookseller: Antiq. Bookfarm/ Sebastian Seckfort]
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        Archivum histologicum japonicum. Jahrgänge 1-60

      Okayama 1950 - 1997. in 60 Bänden, 500-600 S. mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und Tafeln, Groß 8°, teils auch 4°, Bibliotheks-Halbleinen, Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet), anfangs noch mit unscheinbarbarem kleinem Papier-Rückenschild, Stempel auf Titel und Vorsatz, einige Buchrücken gering fleckig, ansonsten tadelloses Exemplar, der weit überwiegende Teil der Abhandlungen sind in englischer Sprache abgefaßt; die ersten Jahrgänge auch mit einigen Artikeln in Deutsch oder Japanisch (dann aber immer mit deutscher oder englischer Zusammenfassung); Beiliegt: Supplement zu den Bdn. 40 (1977) und 55 (1992) sowie der gesamte Jahrgang 61 (1998) in Einzelheften; ab 1988 heißt die Reihe Archives of Histology and Cytology; Versand D: 5,00 EUR Allgemeine Zoolgie, Anatomie, Biologie, Cytologie, Histologie, Medizin, Zeitschriften, Zoologie

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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        Les couleurs du jour

      First edition, one of the 80 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper only leading copies.Tiny bites minor on the back. Gallimard Paris 1950 14,5x21cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        How many Men? Every Man who wants perfection in Shoes is a potential Stetsonite

      STETSON. How many Men? Every Man who wants perfection in Shoes is a potential Stetsonite. Nine panel folding display on board featuring colourful illustrations plus numerous leather and fabric samples with velcroe on peel aways revealing further shoe styles. Folio, 450 x 300 mm. NP. Ca. late 1950's. |~||~||~||~| A graphically powerful folding display for Stetson shoes incorporating leather and fabric swatches among stylishly rendered cartoonish models. Three of the Velcro peel aways appear missing, but overall it remains in fine bright condition.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        Interplanetary Flight. An Introduction to Astronautics.

      London: Temple Press Limited,, 1950. Technical Trends Series. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in dark blue. With the dust jacket. Illustrated plates, and diagrams in the text. An excellent copy, with the spine panel only faintly faded. First edition, first impression, presentation copy of Clarke's first book inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Frank Richards, with best wishes, Arthur C. Clarke, Oct '51". Very scarce signed and in such superb condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Umfangreiche Sammlung alter Postkarten mit Ansichten der Stadt Prag.170 ungelaufene und 217 gelaufene farbige Postkarten sowie 150 ungelaufene und 163 gelaufene schwarz-weiß Postkarten, insgesamt 700 Karten. Beiliegend: Album Carl Bellmann Prag (Leporello). Weiters: 86 moderne Postkarten von Prag.

      Überwiegend Prag, um 1890 - etwa 1950. - Ungeschriebene Karten insgesamt in einem sehr guten Erhaltungszustand, geschriebene Karten teils mit Gebrauchspuren. Lithographien, Steindrucke, Künstlerkarten, Fotografien. u.a. pages.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Klabund, 1090 Wien]
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        Ohrbach's department store in Los Angeles, circa early 1950s (Two original design photographs)

      N.p.: N.p., 1950. Two vintage black and white photographs advertising the legendary Ohrbach's department store in the Wilshire Prudential Insurance Company building (today home of the Screen Actors Guild). An strong example the apex of its mid-century design in Los Angeles. Stamped on the verso by Woro Studio, the agency who shot and struck the photographs for the store's use at Ohrbach's was a moderately-priced department store with a merchandising focus primarily on clothing and accessories. From its modest start in 1923, Ohrbach's expanded dramatically after World War II and opened numerous branch locations in the metro areas of New York, New Jersey and Los Angeles. The growth of the fashion industry in California encouraged the company's expansion to the state, and the firm employed the services of a buying office in Los Angeles as early as 1939, and opened its own office in 1945 In 1948, Ohrbach's leased three floors and the mezzanine in a wing of the Prudential Insurance Company building, designed by Welton Becket and William Wurdeman, on Wilshire Boulevard's Miracle Mile. The success of the Miracle Mile store led the firm to open another branch in Downtown Los Angeles in 1953, when it acquired the twelve-story Milliron's building at 5th and Broadway. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). About Fine.

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        Equilibrium Points in N-Person Games

      1950 - 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 Nash’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. Nash’s devastating struggle with schizophrenia, which propelled him out of elite mathematics for decades, was chronicled in Sylvia Nasar’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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Monster Rally

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1950 - Addams, Charles. First edition, Second Printing. Illustrated by Charles Addams. 1 vols. 4to. With an original pen and ink drawing of Puggsley and pet on a leash, inscribed and signed on the ffep "For Irma Rossads/ with best wishes Chas Addams Quioque 1957." Original red cloth-backed boards. Spine rubbed and worn. In half grey morocco dropbox Illustrated by Charles Addams. 1 vols. 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Hafenansicht im Abendlicht mit Fischkutter. Ölgemälde auf Leinwand.

      Bildgröße: 60 x 78 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 83 x 99 cm ). Rechts unten leider undeutlich mit *Win v. Hansen??* signiert. Wohl ca. um 1950-1960 gemalt. Gezeigt wird eine Hafeneinfahrt im Abendlicht. Rechterhand ein altes Gebäude auf Pfählen, hiervor ein Fischkutter. Zur Ausfahft hin Duckdalben, im Himmel einige Möwen, der Himmel leicht gerötet bei untergehender Sonne. Der opulente Rahmen gering bestoßen, rechterhand eine kleine Zierleiste fast lose, das stimmungsvolle Bild selbst von guter, farbfrischer Erhaltung. ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Maße kein Versand, hier nur Selbstabholung ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )( Please notice: No shipment possible )

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      AGUILAR 1950 - Aguilar, Madrid, 1951.Papel biblia. Retrato del autor en todos los tomos. Ilustraciones. Guardas ilustradas por Juan Esplandíu. Plena piel roja editorial con algun roce, Primea edición. 6 v. (1500, 1820, 1878, 1862, 2031,1915 p.) ; 18 x 25 cm El volumen 2 es 2ª edición aumentada con 98 ilustraciones [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pardellans]
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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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        Eighd. Signatur, dat. Salzburg 24.VII.`54 auf Porträtpostkarte. [ca. 14,1 x 9 cm].

      Wien, Fayer, o. J. [um 1950]. Fotographen-St. a. Rückseite. - Furtwängler, (1886 - 1954), verlebte seine Kindheit in Berlin und in München, wo sein Vater seit 1894 als o.Prof. an der Univ. lehrte. Aufgewachsen in einem humanistisch bestimmten Elternhaus, erhielt Furtwängler früh Privatunterricht. Zu seinen Lehrern gehörten u.a. der Archäologe Ludwig Curtius, der Bildhauer Adolf von Hildebrand sowie der Kunsthistoriker und Musikwissenschaftler Walter Riezler, der später das Nachwort zu F.s Schrift Brahms und Bruckner verfaßte. Da seine musikalischen Begabungen früh zutage traten, erhielt er Unterricht in Tonsatz und Komposition von Anton Beer-Walbrunn, Joseph Rheinberger und Max von Schillings. Am Klavier bildete ihn der Liszt-Schüler Conrad Ansorge aus ... 1922 trat Furtwängler, der sich bereits zu diesem Zeitpunkt den Ruf als führender Kapellmeister Deutschlands erworben hatte, die Nachfolge Arthur Nikischs als Leiter sowohl des Berliner Philharmonischen Orchesters als auch des Leipziger Gewandhausorchesters an. In diese Zeit fallen seine intensive Studien mit dem befreundeten Wiener Musikgelehrten Heinrich Schenker, durch die er sich die Fähigkeit erwarb, ein musikalisches Kunstwerk gedanklich vollkommen zu durchdringen ... In zahlreichen Konzerten mit \"seinem\" Orchester, den Berliner Philharmonikern, und als Gastdirigent aller bedeutenden Orchester im In- und im (europäischen) Ausland behauptete Furtwängler auch nach dem Krieg seine unumstrittene Stellung als Orchesterleiter von Weltruf. (DBE) Versand D: 7,00 EUR Autograph; Musik

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        Il Borghese

      Rilegato tela (cloth) Periodico politico-culturale fondato a Milano da Leo Longanesi nel 1950. La presente collezione comprende tutto il pubblicato, dal n. 1 del 15 marzo 1950 al n. 26 del 25 giugno 1959, con esclusione del volume V (I° semestre 1954, dal n. 1 al n. 23) andato smarrito. L'opera è rilegata in volumi (dal n. I al n. XV, assente come detto il V) in linea con la suddivisione editoriale che identificava ogni semestre con un numero progressivo. Uscito dapprima come quindicinale si trasformò in settimanale a partire dal 1954. Rivista famosa per le copertine talora dissacranti, moltissime delle quali disegnate dallo stesso Leo Longanesi. Di grande interesse ed originalità le pagine pubblicitarie. Le pagine interne erano illustrate con disegni in nero ad opera di importanti autori (Ch. Baudelaire, A. Beardsley, J. Cocteau, G. Dorè, M. Maccari, E. Schiele, A.Bartoli, M. Chagall, E. Munch, Toulouse-Lautrec, Saul Steimberg, et al.) ovvero con riproduzioni a carattere tematico (Bambole e giocattoli meccanici, Carrozze, Disegni giapponesi, Maschere giapponesi, Disegni reclamistici del 1800, Francobolli, Umoristi tedeschi, Incisioni popolari americane, ecc.). Longanesi fu il direttore dal primo numero sino al settembre 1957 (mese della sua scomparsa). Gli successe nella direzione Mario Tedeschi. Tra le firme ospitate: Giovanni Ansaldo, Giovanni Artieri, Luigi Bartolini, Irene Brin, Piero Buscaroli, Elena Canino, Luigi Compagnone, Alberto Consiglio, Antonietta Drago, Julius Evola, Henry Fusrt, Alberto Giovannini, Wolf Giusti, Giovannino Guareschi, Indro Montanelli, Mario Monti, Orsola Nemi, Goffredo Parise, Guglielmo Peirce, Mario Praz, Gianna Preda, Giuseppe Prezzolini, Claudio Quarantotto, Nantas Salvalaggio, Liliana Scalero, Giovanni Spadolini, Orfeo Tamburi e tantissimi altri . 8vo. pp. 13304 . Molto Buono (Very Good). Carte talora leggermente brunite ma pagine sempre fresche e croccanti, alcuni segni del tempo alle copertine, rarissime riparazioni con adesivo ad alcune pagine. Tela della legatura con segni e piccole macchie, alcune spellature e mende alle vignette del. Prima edizione (First Edition).

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        Coma Dance scored for Pianoforte. Autograph musical manuscript. Signed and dated November 26, 1950 at conclusion

      - 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 5 pp. + 1p. sketch for an unrelated work "comprised of vocal sounds SATB around the word 'Leylye." Notated in black ink on 24-stave G. Schirmer Royal Brand No. 61 paper with dynamics and occasional textual notations in blue ink including "detached," "a vague impression with the right hand against a clear legato left hand, "a clear steady bass - as well as clear melody," and "with vigorous neurotic impression." With copyright notes to foot of first page of music: "1950. 2002 by Halim El-Dabh." With occasional erasures, deletions, etc. Slightly worn and browned; spine reinforced with tape; minor clear tape repairs and occasional small chips and tears to outer blank margins.Together with:Coma Dance scored for orchestra. Autograph musical manuscript. 1-1/2 pp. of a bifolium. Notated in black ink with some additional notation in pencil. Unfinished. Signed and dated 1950 at the foot of page 1. Slightly worn and browned; very small tears to outer margins. Coma Dance was "composed after El-Dabh heard that his father was ill and could fall into a diabetic coma. The work was intended to send healing energy to his father." Notes provided by Halim El-Dabh. The piece was first performed by El-Dabh at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts, onn July 28, 1951. It also received performances in New York; Kent, Ohio; Germany; Italy; and Switzerland. Published in 2007 as part of the series "Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora," Oxford University Press in 2007 and recorded on a CD released by MSR Classics in 2008m, "Piano Music by Composers of African Descent," Volume 2. An Egyptian-born American composer, performer, ethnomusicologist, and educator, El-Dabh came to the United States in 1950, becoming a part of the New York music scene that included Cage, Varèse, and Hovhaness. He went on to study composition with Krenek, Copland, Dallapiccola, and others. "El-Dabh's compositional style is influenced by Egyptian folk and traditional music. Frequently monodic, his works feature complex rhythms and much use of percussion. His career was launched in 1949 with a highly acclaimed performance of It is Dark and Damp on the Front (1948) at All Saints Cathedral, Cairo. In 1950 he made his début as a solo drummer, under the direction of Stokowski, in the first performance of Tahmeela. Other works include Clytemnestra (1958), One More Gaudy Night (1961), A Look at Lightning (1962) and Lucifer (1975), commissioned by Martha Graham; Sound and Light of the Pyramids of Giza (1960), written for the Cultural Ministry of the Egyptian Government and performed daily at the pyramids; and New Pharaoh's Suite, written for the Cleveland Museum of Art to accompany a visiting Ethiopian exhibit from the Louvre (1996). Spectrum no.1 ?Symphonies in Sonic Vibration' (1955) and Leiyla and the Poet (1959) have been recorded." Denise A Seachrist in Grove Music Online.An early pioneer of electronic music, El-Dabh composed one of the earliest known works of tape music, or "musique concrète," in 1944, The Expression of Zaar. He also scored four ballets for Martha Graham: Clytemnestra (1958), One More Gaudy Night (1961), A Look at Lightning (1962), and Lucifer (1975)."El-Dabh is probably the best known composer of Arabic descent and his works are highly regarded in Egypt, where he is considered the foremost living composer among that nations's 'second generation' of contemporary composers." Wikipedia. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Zonder vorm van proces. een pantomine-gedicht in twee delen voor één stem, piano, fluit, gitaar en drums met een bruitage van vijf stemmen.

      Draak, Brusselles, 1950. Titolo in italiano [una poesia pantomima in due parti, una per voce, pianoforte, flauto, chitarra e batteria con un effetto sonoro e cinque voci] Brossura legata a filo, cm 23 x 18, pp. 31. Logo del CoBrA al primo risvolto. Due litografie di Pierre Alechinsky su velina gialla. Opera già apparsa sulla rivista "Tijd en mens". Esemplare dalla tiratura non venale Legatura stanca.

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        Harold's Leap.

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1950. Illustrated by the author. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the supplied dust jacket. Line drawings in red throughout the text. Spine rolled and faded, extremities and joints rubbed with a few small portions of wear, isolated very faint markings to cloth, light toning, still a very good copy in the bright dust jacket with a toned spine. First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author "To Naomi Replansky, from Stevie Smith" on the front free endpaper, and with errata supplied in Smith's holograph. Beneath the title of The River God, Smith adds "(of the River Mimram, in Hertfordshire)", and makes minor revisions to Harold's Leap, Thought is Superior, Persephone, and Eugenie, all changes which were included in later editions. Smith's insertion of "in death" after "Despairing" in the poem Do Not! did not appear in later printings, but her substitution of "thoughtfully" for "angrily" in I rode with my darling did make its way into her public performances. Smith noted these changes in her correspondence with American novelist Kathleen Farrell, now held at the University of Texas. The titles of 'Oh stubborn race of Cadmus' seed' and The Ambassador are respectively annotated "The young Antigone" and "[Hermes] '?known also, among the Phoenicians, as Casmilus' (Lemprière)". Will May, editor of Smith, notes that this last change is found noted in Smith's own copy. Replansky, an American poet and translator (b. 1918), maintained a lengthy correspondence with Smith and visited her at her home in Palmers Green, London, in 1969, two years before her death; such of their letters as have been published show, notably, that Replansky raised the issue of Smith's much-discussed attitude to Jews ("When you talk about the practical common sense of Jews I too (Jewish) wince slightly") (Hult, ed., Readings from the Disciplines, p. 164).

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      - História e espírito. [Por]? Presidente da Academia Nacional de Belas-Artes. Empresa Nacional de Publicidade. Lisboa. S/ d. (196?). Obra em 3 volumes. De 30x24 cm. Com 381, 310 e 480 pags. Encadernações editoriais inteiras de pele; excelente exemplar. Profusamente ilustrado com fotogravuras p/b e a cores, na sua maioria de uma recolha fotográfica de Mário Novais, começada nos anos de 1950, em conjunto com o autor. Obra impressa sobre papel couché com excelente acabamento gráfico. Location/localizacao: 8-10-B-42

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        The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone BRITISH FIRST with the ORIGINAL BRASS PRINTING PLATE for the Books Spine Title

      John Lehmann, London 1950 - Published in London in 1950, this is the attractive British First Edition of this well-known Tennessee Williams Novel with its striking Cecil Beaton designed dustjacket, the book was filmed in 1962 starring Vivien Leigh and Warren Beatty, and more recently in 2003 starring Helen Mirren in the title role. This example includes the original Brass Printing Plate that was used for the books cover spine titling, making this a very collectable and unique copy of this work, the jacket has a little edge wear and is price clipped on the inner front flap else a very nice example of the British First Edition with the original printing plate for the books spine titling Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition]

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      London: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1950. First edition. 8vo, original navy blue cloth, gilt. xvi, (2), 288 pages; maps; 10 fine double-page plates of coins. Previous owner's bookplate. Fine, or very nearly so. A rare and important work by John Maunsell Frampton May. Clain-Stefanelli 2378*. Daehn 3694: "A die study of the coins of Ainos." Grierson 61.

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        Small archive relating to Ludwig Wittgenstein and his time in Manchester in the period 1908-1912, with a copy of Hayek's unfinished draft of a sketch of a biography of Ludwig Wittgenstein.

      Manchester and elsewhere: , 1950s. Papers, correspondence and photographs from the library of the philosopher and phenomenologist Wolfe Mays, relating to the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, with reference to his time spent at Manchester. A very interesting archive of biographical research material, as detailed below, housed in acid free folders in an archival box. In excellent condition. An interesting archive of material from the library of Wolfe Mays (1912?2005), philosopher and phenomenologist, student of Wittgenstein at Cambridge in the 1940s, subsequently professor of Philosophy at Manchester, focussing on his investigation into Wittgenstein's attendance at Manchester University in the period 1908?12, including correspondence with Friedrich von Hayek, and with a copy of Hayek's draft sketch of a biography of Wittgenstein, comprising: 1. HAYEK, F. A. von. Typed air letter signed, Chicago, 3 Feb. 1953, to The Registrar, University of Manchester, requesting help "to fill a gap in the account of the life of my kinsman, the late Professor Ludwig Wittgenstein of Cambridge, which I am trying to write. Both Lord Russell (Bertrand Russell) and Wittgenstein's surviving brother remember that L. Wittgenstein came to Cambridge in 1912 from Manchester, where he had been studying engineering. He had been studying engineering before in Berlin, but for some unknown reason and at an unknown date, left the Technische Hochschule there to continue his studies in Manchester. Practically nothing is known both of the periods in Berlin and Manchester . . . What I wonder is whether there is any possibility to find out from the records of Manchester University whether between 1910 and 1912 Ludwig Wittgenstein was a student there". One page, signed in ink, with pencil notes added. 2. Retained carbon typed letter, 10 Feb. 1953, from the Assistant Registrar of Manchester University, to F. A. von Hayek, acknowledging his letter and noting that "a student named Ludwig Wittgenstein came here in the autumn of 1908 and registered as a research student in Engineering . . . We have been unable to trace any reference to Professor Wittgenstein after 1910", mentioning C. M. Mason, assistant Director of the Engineering Laboratories, and Emeritus Professor A. H. Gibson. One page. 3. WRIGHT, G. H. von. Typed letter signed, Helsingfors, Finland. 14 Nov. 1953, to the Registrar of the University of Manchester, enquiring on behalf of Wittgenstein's literary executors about the dates of Wittgenstein's registration at and departure from the University of Manchester. One page, signed in ink. 4. Retained carbon typed letter, from the Assistant Registrar of Manchester University, to G. H. von Wright, 30 Nov. 1953, confirming Wittgenstein's attendance at Manchester, with added information. One page. 5. WRIGHT, G. H. von. Typed letter signed, Helsingfors, 7 Dec. 1953, to the Registrar of Manchester University, confirming receipt of his letter, with thanks. One page, signed in ink. 6. WRIGHT, G. H. von. Typed letter signed, Helsingfors, 28 Dec. 1953, to the Registrar of Manchester University, referring to correspondence between F. A. von Hayek and the Registrar, requesting a further check on the dates of Wittgenstein's registration and attendance at the University of Manchester. One page, signed in ink. 7. Retained carbon typed letter, from the Assistant Registrar of Manchester University, to G. H. von Wright, 22 Jan. 1954, apologising for previous confusion, and confirming the dates of Wittgenstein's attendance at the University of Manchester. One page. 8. MAYS, Wolfe. Retained carbon typed letter, 27 Jan. 1954, to the Editor of the Manchester Guardian, requesting publication of a letter appealing to readers for information regarding Wittgenstein's time in Manchester. One page. 9. MAYS, Wolfe. Retained carbon typed letter, to G. H. von Wright, 3 Feb. 1954, informing him that following the suggestion of Mr Walton, the Assistant Registrar of Manchester University, Mays is hoping to write a paper on Wittgenstein's time in Manchester, and seeking permission for publication of it in the Manchester Guardian. One page. 10. HAYEK, F. A. von. Typed air letter signed, Chicago, 28 Apr. 1954, to Wolfe Mays: "Somebody told me recently that he had seen a letter of yours concerning L. Wittgenstein's early years in Manchester in the Manchester Guardian. I am interested in this partly because I wonder whether your inquiries are perhaps a result of Professor von Wright's and mine inquiries to the Registrar of the University of Manchester, which in the first instance had brought up conflicting replies . . . and partly because I wonder whether you may be working on a biographical sketch of W. I had myself commenced such a sketch a little while ago and a first draft had been half finished for some time, when I put it aside on learning that I would not get permission to quote at length from W.'s letters to Br. Russell until W's literary executors had themselves published them . . . I have failed to get any real information on the Manchester period . . . I wonder whether you have been more successful and what you propose to do with the information you have obtained. My original plan, which I still hope to carry out some day, is to have a fairly full factual sketch of W's mimeographed for circulation among all his friends for comments and additions with the intention of later rewriting it in an appropriate form. But I have no idea now when I will actually do this." 11. HAYEK, F. A. von. Typed air letter signed, Chicago, 5 May 1954, to Wolfe Mays, thanking Mays for his letter of 1 May, and noting that he will be "most grateful for a copy of your article whenever it is completed since I am most anxious not to miss it when it appears." 12. HAYEK, F. A. von. Copy of a 58-page typescript by Hayek entitled "Unfinished Draft of a Sketch of a Biography of Ludwig Wittgenstein written in 1953 for private circulation by F. A. Hayek, with some later corrections and insertions". A footnote, dated Chicago, Nov. 1959, remarks: "At this point I broke off six years ago when Wittgenstein's literary executors refused me permission to quote from Wittgenstein's letters until they had themselves published them. They have still not done so, but I am not now likely to return to a task which I undertook largely to collect the available information while Wittgenstein's friends were still alive. Some of them have since died and I can no longer submit to their approval what I have written. Beyond this point I have only disconnected notes which would be of little use to anybody else. Moreover, the greater part of the remaining years of Wittgenstein's life are now fully covered by the recently published Memoir by Norman Malcolm." Pages 7?11 of this version incorporate Mays and Eccles's paper on the Manchester Years, quoting verbatim from it, but omitting part ? see item 19. Hayek's biography was never published, though typescript versions were distributed. Copy with tears and tape repairs to the first and last leaves. 13. ECCLES, William. Typed letter signed (with additional copy initialled), to Wolfe Mays, Altrincham, 5 May 1954, sending "all the information I have about Ludwig Wittgenstein which I understand you intend to deposit in the University. The information is in duplicate and I am retaining the originals at least for the time being, but will hand them over should this be considered desirable at some future date." The enclosures, all present with the typed letter are: a) 5-page typed document signed by Eccles; "Ludwig Wittgenstein ? Some memories of him." With ink corrections in Eccles's hand; b) Typewritten transcripts of 8 letters and 2 postcards from Wittgenstein to Eccles, together with the typed transcript of a letter from Wittgenstein's sister, Hermione, to Eccles, together 10 pages, July 1912 to Mar. 1939; c) Oval portrait photograph in black and white of a youthful Wittgenstein, roughly 150 × 190 mm, somewhat worn and a little creased, annotated on reverse in pencil, taken c.1910; d) Black and white photograph of Eccles and Wittgenstein holding a large kite on Glossop Moor, roughly 180 × 140 mm, taken c.1908, annotated on the verso in ink by Eccles, with a key to the image, signed and dated April 1954; e) Typewritten copy of a letter from the Secretary to the Royal Aeronautical Society, written to Eccles's son, H. H. Eccles, 4 Feb. 1954, enclosing a description of three pictures of early balloons, given to Eccles by Wittgenstein, and sent by his son to the Society. Two pages; f) University of Manchester envelope, 150 × 90 mm, containing 9 black and white photographs of the exterior and interior of the house designed by Engelmann and Wittgenstein in Vienna for Wittgenstein's sister; g) Four black and white photostat reproduction of architects' drawings of the house designed by Engelmann and Wittgenstein, roughly 420 × 330 to 350 × 300 mm in size; h) Three black and white photostats, roughly 420 × 330 mm, of drawings of the variable volume experimental combustion chamber. 14. MAYS, Wolfe. Retained carbon typed letter, 10 May 1954, to the Editor of the Manchester Guardian, advising that May's earlier enquiry through the pages of the Manchester Guardian had resulted in his meeting with William Eccles, who was able to supply "a good deal of information not previously known", announcing their decision to write an article (enclosed with the letter, but not present here), and enquiring whether the Manchester Guardian would be interested in publishing it. May further encloses copies of the two photographs (items c & d), offering them for illustration purposes and requesting their return. One page. 15. MASON, C. M. Typed letter (with carbon copy) to Wolfe Mays. Department of Engineering, University of Manchester, 6 May 1954, enclosing copy of a note received from J. Bamber, Wittgenstein's supervisor at Manchester, together with his own recollections of assisting Wittgenstein to "install and erect some heavy apparatus which he had removed from the Physics Department to the new research laboratory in the Engineering Department" and remarks on his character and personality. One page. 16. BAMBER, J. Typed copy of a note addressed to C. M. Mason offering recollections of Wittgenstein at Manchester, dated 8 Mar. 1954. Bamber was an assistant in the Engineering Department and Wittgenstein's contemporary there, and according to Mason "it would be to Mr. Bamber that Wittgenstein would turn for any practical help and advice while he was working in the Department." One page, with second copy. 17. MAYS, Wolfe. Retained carbon typed letter, to Professor Gilbert Ryle, 11 May 1954, recounting his recent research on Wittgenstein's Manchester period, listing the various documents in his and Eccles's possession, and offering a brief article on the subject for publication in the journal Mind. Two pages. 18. MAYS, Wolfe. Retained carbon typed article, "Note on Wittgenstein's Manchester Period". 3 pages, with manuscript additions in blue ink, stapled, together with a copy of the original offprint of the article, as published in Mind, vol. LXIV., N.S., No. 254, Apr. 1955. 19. MAYS, Wolfe. Retained carbon typed letter to G. H. von Wright, 24 May 1954, thanking von Wright for his letter (not present here), informing him of his discoveries, enclosing a copy of his and Eccles's article, "Wittgenstein in Manchester" (no longer present), advising von Wright that the Manchester Guardian "tells us that it is too long for them" and that he hopes to publish it elsewhere, and offering to send copies of all the documents in their possession. One page. 20. MAYS, Wolfe. Retained carbon typed letter, to G. H. von Wright, 1 June 1954, thanking him for his letter (not present here), and offering to deal with points raised by von Wright one by one, with reference to Wittgenstein in Norway and in Manchester in 1911, Eccles's retirement, and confirming that he will send copies of the documents to von Wright. Two pages. 21. WRIGHT, G. H. von. Typed letter signed, Helsingfors, 3 June 1954, to Wolfe Mays, thanking him for his letter of 1 June, referring to various points of that letter, and mentioning Wittgenstein's earlier time spent at the Technische Hochschule in Berlin. One page. 22. MAYS, Wolfe. Retained carbon typed letter, to G. H. von Wright, 4 June 1954, confirming the sending of the afore-mentioned documents. One page. 23. MAYS, Wolfe. Working typescript draft of an article, "Wittgenstein in Manchester". 18 pages plus one supplementary half page numbered 10, typed with double spacing, with numerous corrections in pencil and in ballpoint, correcting, deleting and adding to the typescript, held together with a rusty paperclip. Published under the same title in Proceedings of the 4th International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel [Austria], 28 Aug. to 2 Sept. 1979 (eds. Rudolf Heller and Wolfgang Grassl), pp. 171?177 (Hölder, Pilcher, Tempsky, Vienna, 1980), an ex-library copy of which is included here.

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        La Sirene. Wood engraving in color, after. Signed and numbered in pencil by Chagall.


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        Tete de Femme. Wood engraving in color, after. Signed and numbered in pencil by van Dongen.


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        L'Art d'aimer, dans une traduction nouvelle, ornée de 17 eaux-fortes originales par André Brunet

      Paris: René Kieffer, 1950. Livre. Illus. by André Brunet. Parfait. En Feuilles. Ed. limitée. In-8. Paris, René Kieffer, 1950. 22,5 x 14,5 cm, in-8, 156 pp. - 2 ff. - frontispice et 16 eaux-fortes hors texte (comprises dans la pagination), en feuilles sous forte couverture crème à rabats, titre doré en creux au premier plat, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. L'un des 500 exemplaires sur vélin pur-fil des papeteries du Marais, dernier papier (tirage total à 647 exemplaires).Quasiment à l'état de neuf. (MONOD, 8801).

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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

      London: Geoffrey Bles,, 1950. A Story for Children. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the pictorial dust jacket. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Colour frontispiece and black and white illustrations in the text by Pauline Baynes. Slight ghosting through the jacket to spine, joints and top edges of boards a little faded, faint spot to rear endpaper and pastedown. An excellent copy in a lightly edge-chipped jacket with some toning to spine panel. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the first blank, "Elisabet Neumann, with kind regards from C. S. Lewis, 26/10/50". Extremely rare: Lewis was an infrequent presenter of books, and, although signed copies have occasionally appeared on the market, we are aware of no other presentation copy of this first published title in the Narnia series ever appearing in commerce. The inscription is dated ten days after first publication, which was 16 October 1950. We know that Lewis was in Magdalen College, Oxford, on the day of presentation, Thursday, 26 October 1950, as it happened to be the same day that he wrote the first of his Letters to An American Lady (published in 1967).

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        Lohse, Carl. - "Kornpuppen".

      - Zeichnung / Kohlezeichnung, partiell gewischt, auf kräftigem Papier, um 1950. Von Carl Lohse. 59,0 x 79,0 cm (Darstellung / Blatt) / 70 x 99,5 cm (Passepartout). Verso Nachlass-Stempel. - Mit Zertifikat. - Im Passepartout montiert. Marginale Blattmängel. Guter Erhaltungszustand. Carl Lohse (1895 Hamburg -1965 Bischofswerda). Deutscher Maler und Zeichner, bedeutender Vertreter des Dresdner Expressionismus. 1909/10 Besuch der Staatlichen Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg. 1910-12 Künstlerische Ausbildung an der Malschule von Arthur Siebelist in Hamburg-Uhlenhorst durch Förderung von Alfred Lichtwark. 1912/13 Studium an der Weimarer Akademie. Freundschaft mit Otto Pankok.

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        Lohse, Carl. - Blick ins Tal.

      - Aquarell, auf Pergamentpapier, um 1950. Von Carl Lohse. 30,7 x 25,3 cm (Darstellung / Blatt) / 44 x 35 cm (Trägerkarton). Links unten signiert: "Lohse". - Am Blattrand rechts unten kleine Fehlstelle. Ecke rechts oben mit Einriß. Papier insgesamt leicht wellig. Blattrand leicht braunfleckig. Auf Trägerkarton montiert. Insgesamt noch gut erhalten. Carl Lohse (1895 Hamburg -1965 Bischofswerda). Deutscher Maler und Zeichner, bedeutender Vertreter des Dresdner Expressionismus. 1909/10 Besuch der Staatlichen Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg. 1910-12 Künstlerische Ausbildung an der Malschule von Arthur Siebelist in Hamburg-Uhlenhorst durch Förderung von Alfred Lichtwark. 1912/13 Studium an der Weimarer Akademie. Freundschaft mit Otto Pankok. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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