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        Genera et Species Animalium Argentinorum Tomus Secundus Insecta Lepidoptera (Rhopalocera) Hesperiidae (cont.), Hesperiinae

      Bonariae: Apud Guillermo Kraft Ltda, 1950. [x], 388, 26 plates (12 col). Hardback. 4to, orig. cloth. No. 305/1000. Vg ex-lib. copy: a few small ink stamps to endpaper and title-page only, otherwise very clean. Text Spanish (original species descriptions in original language). Subfamily Hesperiinae of Argentina. Keys to species, original and amplified descriptions, figures of adults and male genitalia of most species, notes on biology (foodplants), distribution. The second of two volumes on the Hesperiidae. A magnificently produced volume limited to 1000 copies, signed by the series editor, H.R. Descole.

      [Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
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        Le scaphandrier des rêves

      Glm. First edition, one of 10 numbered copies on vélin de Renage, tirage de tête.Illustrated with 12 original collages by Max Bucaille.Preface by J. Laude.Covers slightly sunned in the margins, insignificantly, otherwise a rare and very good copy. Glm Paris 1950 16x22,5cm en feuilles

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. A Story for Children. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes.

      First edition. An excellent clean copy finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full morocco with lettering and spine decoration in gold, and a pictorial silver gilt design to the upper panel. All edges gilded. Leather edged slipcase.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1950. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp173. Elegantly rebound in full dark green oasis morocco leather with spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, covers ruled in gilt, marbled end papers, top edge gilt, with publisher's original cloth spine bound in at rear. Internally very clean. Binding is fine. A striking copy of the book that began the ever popular craze of climbing in and out of strange people's wardrobes in the vain hope that one might encounter a short man with very hairy legs. A must for turkish delight fetishists everywhere. Connolly; Children's Modern Firsts [p182]. Listed in Time Magazine's 100 Best Modern Novels, also The Times' NovelList Top 60 Poll [2013].

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        Naïs Micoulin

      First edition. One of 100 numbered copies on Hollande, this one n°89.Half black morocco by Bellevallée ca 1950. Title and date gilt to bottom of spine, spine in compartments Jansenist, top edge gilt, covers and spine preserved. An uncut fine copy. G. Charpentier & Cie Paris 1884 In-12 (13x19cm) relié

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        The Word problem in Semi-groups with Cancellation.

      Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950. First edition of Turing's last paper in pure mathematics, a return to his great work 'On computable numbers' in which he had proved that the halting problem - the problem of deciding whether a given Turing machine ever reaches the halting state when provided with a given tape - was undecidable. "Following Turing's 1936 discovery of the halting problem and how to derive incompleteness from it in On computable numbers, a great deal of work was done by many mathematicians finding 'natural' versions of the halting problem in many traditional areas of mathematics.... Turing's word problem paper is a complicated piece of such work that was carried out by Turing himself; obviously he wanted to reassure himself that the halting problem was ubiquitous in real mathematics, which is the current consensus" (Chaitlin, p. 343). After the war Turing worked at the National Physical Laboratory before moving in 1948 to Max Newman's Computing Laboratory at Manchester University. A discussion with his colleague Peter Hilton in the Mathematics Department there in 1949 "touched upon subjects in Alan's remoter past, the two fields of group theory and mathematical logic which had set his professional career in motion. "The discussion concerned the 'word problem' for groups. This was like the Hilbert Entscheidungsproblem that Computable numbers had settled, but instead of asking for a 'definite method' for deciding whether or not a given theorem was provable, it asked for a definite method for determining whether or not some given product of group elements was equal to some other given product; that is, whether some given sequence of operations would have the same effect as some other sequence. Emil Post had given the first new result in this direction in 1943, by showing that the word problem for 'semi-groups' was insoluble. The question for groups remained open. Peter Hilton was amazed because: 'Turing claimed he had never heard of this problem, and found it a very interesting problem, and so, though at the time his principal work was in machines, he went away and about ten days later announced that he had proved that the word problem was unsolvable. And so a seminar was arranged at which Turing would give his proof. And a few days before the seminar he said: 'No, there was something a little wrong in the argument, but the argument would work for cancellation semigroups.' And so he in fact gave his proof for cancellation semigroups.' "The proof required quite new methods, technically more difficult than those of Computable numbers, in order to relate the ideas of doing and undoing operations to the action of a Turing machine. It showed that at any time, even though he was so out of touch, he could revert to being 'a logician'. It was a great comeback, and yet for him it would not have been coming back, but going back. He spent some more time on the original problem for groups, but he did not dedicate himself to it" (Hodges, pp. 412-3). Although it failed to settle the word problem for groups, "Turing's paper played a very important role in developments. Novikov's 1955 paper containing the first published proof of the unsolvability of the word problem for groups is based on Turing's result for cancellation semigroups. Moreover Boone's independent 1957 proof of the result for groups, while based only on Post's construction, used a new "phase change" idea which was suggested by Turing's work" (Miller, p. 14). "In 1953 Turing wrote his last academic research paper in pure mathematics: "The word problem in semi-groups with cancellation". Given a set with an associative multiplication operation (a semi-group), obeying additionally the cancellation laws ab = ac ? b = c and ba = ca ? b = c, can there be such, which has a presentation in terms of two finite sets of symbols and of equations, but so that the problem of deciding whether two 'words' each made up of a string of symbol multiplicands are in fact equal, is unsolvable? In 1947 such a problem had been shown unsolvable by Post and Markov independently for pure semi-groups. In this paper Turing shows that here too the general problem is unsolvable. As Boone states, this argument was to be the basis of both Boone's and Novikov's (independent) proofs of the unsolvability of the word problem for groups" (Welch, p. 776). W. W. Boone, 'An analysis of Turing's "The word problem in semi-groups with cancellation",' Annals of Mathematics, 67 (1956), 195-202; G. Chaitlin, 'Finding the halting problem and the halting probability in traditional mathematics,' in S. B. Cooper & J. van Leeuwen (eds.), Alan Turing, his work and impact, 2013; A. Hodges, Alan Turing: the Enigma, 1983; C. F. Miller III, 'Turing machines to word problems' (; P. D. Welch, 'Turing's Mathematical Work,' European Congress of Mathematics, Krakow, 2-7 July, 2012, 763-77. 8vo (253 x 173 mm) pp. 491-505 in Annals of Mathematics, Second Series, Vol. 2, No. 52, September 1950. The entire issue offered here in original printed wrappers, tiny nick to bottom left corner of front wrapper, otherwise very fine and unmarked.

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        Mathematical Formulation of the Quantum Theory of Electromagnetic Interaction

      1st Edition Lancaster and New York: American Physical Society, 1950. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Feynman's paper providing a rigorous justification and proof for his famous "Feynman diagrams" and "Feynman rules". "Nobody but Dick [Feynman] could use his theory, because he was always invoking his intuition to make up the rules of the game as he went along. Until the rules were codified and made mathematically precise, I could not call it a theory" (Freeman Dyson, quoted in David Kaiser, Pedagogy and the Practice of Science).Particle Physics: One Hundred Years of Discoveries: "Mathematical proof of the validity of the Feynman rules for calculations of amplitudes in QED. Nobel Prize to R.P. Feynman awarded in 1965."IN: The Physical Review, Volume 80, Second Series, Number 3, November 1, 1950, pp. 440-457. Lancaster, PA and New York: for the American Physical Society, 1950. Quarto, original wrappers. A nearly invisible spot of dampstaining on the extreme outer edge of some pages (far from text); otherwise fine. Rare in original wrappers and without any institutional stamps.Note: A custom cloth box is available for this item for an additional $225. Very Good.

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        The Dog and the Crocodile.

      Print Club of Cleveland, 1950. Woodcut measuring 21 by 14 1/2 inches. One of 250 copies, signed and dated by Antonio Frasconi, an artist born in Uruguay and known for his distinctive woodcuts and numerous illustrated books for children. In this depiction of Aesop's fable, a hungry, curvaceous crocodile tempts a dog to linger by the Nile. Included as number five of Frasconi's 1950 portfolio of fifteen woodcuts, Some Well Known Fables. Nine of these illustrations were later used in the book Known Fables, published by the Spiral Press. Printed and "spoon-rubbed" by the artist himself. Fine in a mat, with the original label from the Print Club of Cleveland and an offprint from their catalog.

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        Les justes

      Gallimard. First edition, one of the copies numbered 1050 on alfa foam.Publisher's paper boards with an original design by Mario Prassinos.A handsome and important inscription from Albert Camus to René Char :" à René Char, frère de ceux-ci, dont il a fait toute la route avec l'admiration et l'affection de son ami. / Albert Camus".The friendship between Albert Camus and René Char is among the most touching and most fruitful in French literature. There was nothing obvious to bring together the Algerian journalist and author and the Provencal poet, much less to suggest a mutual affinity. Camus had not come across Char's poetry and Char had no taste for novels, apart from those of Maurice Blanchot.Nonetheless, it is through their respective works that the two artists found out about each other and developed a mutual respect. So - before Camus and Char actually met - they had met through Caligula and Hypnos - both illustrating the poet's responsibility in the face of the violent world."So in our darkness Beauty has no given space. All that space is for Beauty" (Char, Feuillets d'Hypnos).It is this mutual need for Beauty as a political response to the outrageousness of ideologies that united the two artists at the end of the war. Catalyst to their friendship, this first "acknowledgment" inaugurated a twelve-year correspondence, during the course of which their mutual affection grew and revealed an artistic convergence:  "I believe that our brotherhood - on all levels - goes even deeper than we think and feel" (Char to Camus, 3 November 1951)."What a great and profound thing it is to detach oneself bit by bit from all that and all those who are worth nothing and to find little by little over the years and across borders a community of spirit. Like with many of us, who all at once feel ourselves finally becoming of 'the few'" (Camus to Char, 26 February 1950).These 'few' are a reference to a quotation from Gide: "I believe in the virtue of small numbers; the world will be saved by a few," whom Char and Camus tried to bring together in establishing the Empédocle review: "It is perhaps time that 'the few' Gide talked about came together," as Camus wrote to Guilloux in January 1949. They published writing by Gracq, Melville, Grenier, Guilloux, Blanchot, Ponge, Rilke, Kafka, and so on. However, internal dissension soon engulfed the review and they abandoned the project together.  Their friendship, however, remained unblemished. The two men met regularly in Provence, where Char was from and - thanks to him - Camus' adopted home.They showed each other their manuscripts and confided in each other with their doubts: "The more I produce the less sure I become. Night falls ever thicker on the artist's path, his way. Eventually, he dies completely blind. My only hope is that there is still light inside, somewhere, and though he cannot see it, it continues to shine nonetheless. But how can one be sure? That is why one must rely on a friend, one who knows and understands, one who is walking that same path."   They inscribed works to each other (the reprints of Feuillets d'Hypnos and Actuelles) and in each new copy wrote inscriptions in which they both reinforced their comradeship in arms and in spirit. "to René Char who helps me live, awaiting our kingdom, his friend and brother in hope," (manuscript of The Plague)."For Albert Camus, one of the very rare men I admire and love and whose work is the honor of our times. René Char," (Fureur et mystère)"[to RENÉ CHAR], fellow traveler, this guidebook to a mutual voyage into the time of men, waiting for noon. Affectionately, Albert Camus," (Actuelles I)"For Albert Camus, whose friendship and work form a Presence that illuminates and fortifies the eyes," (Art bref)."Oh if only poets would agree to become again what they were before: seers who speak to us of all that is possible... If they only gave us a foretaste of virtues to come. Nietzsche.""To René Char, brother of the undersigned, with whom he has been there all the way, with admiration and affection from his friend / Albert Camus."This copy was doubtless inscribed in October 1953 along with the other "bound" copies (the Prassinos binding - cf. letter of the 23 October 1953).Camus had already presented Char with a first copy of this ode to his homeland, first published in 1939, well before their meeting: "To René Char, to bring back for us those years in which I did not know him, but which already held within them the reasons for our friendship."This second inscription on "these first Nuptials," underlines how this youthful work which celebrates the "nuptials of man with the world," is a precocious revelation of what they would go on to call their "fraternity with the planet".On Camus' death, Char published La postérité du soleil, the work they wrote together in 1952, an homage to their friendship and to that "hinterland which is the image of our own, invisible to others."A very attractive copy with an exceptional provenance. Gallimard Paris 1950 11,5x18cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        Across the River and Into the Trees

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1950 - First edition with Charles Scribner's Sons-A-on copyright page. Signed to previous owner "To Bill West with all best wishes Ernest Hemingway" on FFEP. Book is in very good plus condition, tight, clean, crisp pages. Cloth covered boards are clean. Spine lettering is rubbed (see photo). Dust jacket, priced $3.00, is very good plus. Front panel top edge has short tear/crease over the I. Spine head has some small chipping. Back panel, Hemingway photo by Paul Radkai, shows edge rubs, age line and age toning. Now in a protective cover. 308 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Watercolor on Paper: Guinea Hen (Original Art)

      1950. Fine. A colorful rendition of a guinea hen by the famous creator of the Madeline books. The image is 7 by 9 inches and appears to be watercolor and pencil. Signed along the bottom by the artist. Framed in a contemporary simple gilt frame., 11 by 13 inches. The label on the reverse identifies the framer as Michel's Art Supply Shop, New Haven 10, Conn. and with a telephone number prefix of MA. Area codes were introduced in 1947, so this was likely framed no later than about 1950 In fine condition, but not examined out of the frame.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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      British Railways poster. 1950's. 39" x 49". Loosely folded.Small splits to old folds and a little residual damage to corners due to careless pinning.

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        Le Jardin perdu

      Paris: Editions de Minuit, 1950. Livre. Bon. Couverture souple. Signé par l'auteur. Ed. originale. In-8. Paris, Editions de Minuit, 1950. In-8° (20 x 12 cm), 252 pp., broché. Edition originale. L'un des 30 exemplaires de tête sur vélin du Ghaldwill, premier grand papier avant 500 sur alfa pour "les amis des Editions de Minuit", le nôtre enrichi d'un long envoi de l'auteur. Dos bruni, couverture brunie en marges, ainsi que deux pages, un fort bon exemplaire malfré tout. (VIGNES, 115).

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      Gallimard 1950 - - Gallimard, Paris 1950, 22,5x29cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edition originale. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage souple. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Compagnon de la Libération à Compagnon de la Libération : "Pour Rémy son ami, André Malraux." Iconographie. Dos insolé, exemplaire complet de sa jaquette. Une tache sur le dos. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition. Publisher's binding over flexible paper boards. Handsome autograph inscription from one "Compagnon de la Libération" to another : "Pour Rémy son ami, André Malraux." Illustrations. Spine sunned, copy retaining its dustjacket. One spot to the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        SEQUENZE - QUADERNI DI CINEMA - 1949-1951 - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO fascicoli dal n. 1 al n.13/14.- rilegati in unico volume tutta tela verde con copertine conservate., Parma, Fresching - Maccari Cesare, 1950

      - 17 x 24. brossura, bs.Collezione in eccellenti condizioni, come viene evidenziato nella bella foto inserita nel sito Straordinaria collezione fine anni '40, che analizza a fondo i vari settori della cultura cinematografica italiana e straniera. Il direttore era Luigi Malerba con il valido contributo del segretario Giuseppe Calzolari. Ogni fascicolo è arricchito da foto e disegni (anche di Maccari che ha illustrato anche alcune copertine). Tra i collaboratori, oltre ai curatori dei vari volumi monografici, firme assai autorevoli quali Sadoul, SALVATORE QUASIMODO, Lamberto Sechi, C. Alvaro, Antonioni, Pasinetti, Luchino Visconti, Marcel Carnè, Laurence Olivier, Luigi Chiarini, Von Stroheim, Corrado Terzi; poi vari registi del cinema europeo, ed ancora Massimo Mila, Roberto Paolella, Diego Fabbri, Antonio Covi, A. Arnoux, Cesare Zavattini, Bruno Barilli, Ungaretti, Pancrazi, Soldati ecc. ecc. Collezione completa dal fasc. 1 del settembre 1949 al fasc. 13/14 del gennaio-giugno 1951, come da dettaglio. Ogni volume è monografico. Fasc. 1 sett. '49 - Il colore del film (Guido Aristarco) pp.48 " 2 ott. '49 - I registi parlano del film (Malerba Luigi) pp. 48 " 3 nov. '49 - Il cinema sovietico - 1a parte (Glauco Viazzi) pp. 50 " 4 dic. '49 - Il cinema italiano del dopoguerra (Aristarco) pp. 50 " 5-6 g-feb '50 - Il film comico (Mario Verdone) pp. 80 " 7 marzo '50 - Cinema e cattolicesimo pp. 50 " 8 apr. '50 - Nascita del cinema (Antonio Marchi) pp. 50 " 9 magg '50 - Letterato al cinema (Attilio Bertolucci) " 10 -11 giu-lug '50 - Il divismo (Fausto Montesanti) pp. 80 ". 12 ago '50 - Il cinema sovietico - 2a parte (Glauco Viazzi) pp. 50 " " 13-14 genn-giugno 1951 - Il cinema educativo (Mario Verdone) pp. 60 Ultimo uscito COLLEZIONE DI TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO

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        Treatise on light,: In which are explained the causes of that which occurs in..

      University of Chicago Press, 1950. Acceptable. 1950(2nd Print). Chicago. Hardcover. Ex-library. Some underlined text. Bumped corners and spine. Sunned spine. Medium wear and scuffing. Ship same or next day via US Mail. More Science books in my store.

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        The Princesse de Clèves

      Euphorion Books, London 1950 - First edition of English novelist Nancy Mitford's translation of Madame de Lafayette's seventeenth-century novel, a high spot of French literature, illustrated with portraits of the court of Henri II. The Princesse de Clèves, the tale of a faithful wife tempted by the fascinating Duc de Nemours, introduces a modern psychological realism into the highly stylized conventions of French court romance: "She could not suppress an uneasy happiness at the sight of him, but when he was not there the thought that her love had its origins in his physical presence filled her with anguish so that she almost hated him." This scarce edition was published by Euphorion Books, the private press of Nancy Mitford's sister Diana Mosley, and contains Mitford's acid preface, which was watered down considerably when the translation was reprinted by Penguin in 1962. A near-fine copy, very scarce in jacket. Octavo, original brick cloth, spine lettered in gilt, pictorial endpapers, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket designed by Philippe Jullian. Six full-page court portraits throughout text. Lightest shelfwear to jacket, light offsetting to endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antonio Vivaldi. Quattro stagioni. L'inverno / Winter. [Signierte Original-Tempera / signed original tempera].

      Udo Nolte, geboren 1950 in Dortmund. Original-Tempera auf Büttenpapier. Von Udo Nolte signiert und beschriftet. Maße Blatt/Abbildung: 40,0 x 30,5 cm. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Original tempera on handmade paper. Signed and labeled by Udo Nolte. Measure sheet/image: 40,0 x 30,5 cm. Fine condition.

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      First edition.Publisher's binding over flexible paper boards.Handsome autograph inscription from one "Compagnon de la Libération" to another : "Pour Rémy son ami, André Malraux."Illustrations.Spine sunned, copy retaining its dustjacket.One spot to the spine. Gallimard Paris 1950 22,5x29cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        A Book of Mediterranean Food. Decorated by John Minton

      London: John Lehmann, (1950). First edition, 8vo, 191, (1) pp. Black and white illustrations, previous owner's occasional annotations and underlining plus a manuscript index of dishes to the rear free endpaper. Cloth, d.w., not price clipped, slight loss to the top of the spine and some other mostly mild rubbing to edges. David's first book.

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      Chapman and Hall, 1950 A first edition, first printing published by Chapman and Hall in 1950. A very good+ book - author's presentation copy inscribed on the free front endpaper 'For Hugh Burnett/Souvenir of Stinchcombe/August 18th/Feast of St. Helena/from Evelyn Waugh/. The spine of the book is faded. In a near fine dust wrapper which is unclipped (small digits beneath the price). The usually fragile wrapper has survived due to the neat internal reinforcement making the dust wrapper near fine. A very attractive copy and complete with the rare Daily Mail wrap-around band. An association copy, as Burnett, who joined the BBC's Far Eastern Service at Bush House in 1949, was responsible for producing a radio interview on 'Personal Call' with Evelyn Waugh in 1953. It took place at Waugh's home in Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire. Burnett recalled that 'before we left he asked if we would accept a signed copy of one of his books. I asked for the one he liked the best - and he presented me with Helena'. In 1960 Burnett persuaded Waugh to appear as a guest in the legendary television series 'Face to Face', and during the interview Waugh said once again that he considered 'Helena' to be his most successful work.[removed][removed]

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        Brief mit eigenh. U. ("GB Montini"). "Dal Vaticano", 10. I. 1950.

      1950. 2 SS. Gr.-4to. An Edmondo Verga, den Herausgeber der Zeitschrift "Il Resegno", dem er im Auftrag von Papst Pius XII. für eine Spende i. d. H. v. 100.000 Lire dankt: "[...] l'Augusto Pontefice [...] fa voti perchè il benemerito 'Resegone', che entra pieno di vigoria nel suo sessantanovesimo anno di vita, continui la sua nobile missione in difesa della libertà e della giustizia cristiana [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf "Segreteria di Stato di Sua Santita'" und mit Spuren eines alt entfernten Tesafilmstreifens am linken Rand.

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        Poemes de Charles d'Orleans with 100 original lithographs, one signed by Matisse

      Paris: Teriade, 1950. Limited Edition . In folio. Good. Henri Matisse. In folio (410 x 265mm) Illustrated with 100 lithographs in sheets on Arches Vellum, one signed and dated in stone 3/43. This is limited edition number 298 of 1230 copies signed by Henri Matisse in pencil in the proof. There is also the receipt hand signed by Henri Matisse in black ink pen on a typed sheet. The lithographs are all in very good condition. Original card wrappers. Original slip case. The spine of the slip-case is detached but still present.

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        Hrsg. v. Edgar Jené u. Max Hölzer.

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

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        Les journaux des dieux précédé d'Un essai sur la définition, l'évolution et le bouleversement total de la prose et du roman

      - Aux escaliers de Lausanne, Paris 1950, 19x23,5cm, broché. - Edizione per il quale non è stato redatto grandi giornali. Prefazione di Maurice Lemaître seguito da 50 tavole Jean Isidore Isou, stampato in blu, rosso e giallo. Dos in silenzio un po 'insolated, due lacrime dei margini di due schede, altrimenti buona copia sotto la fragilità della carta di qualità scadente. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Préface de Maurice Lemaître suivie de 50 planches de (Jean) Isidore Isou, imprimées en bleu, rouge et jaune. Dos muet légèrement insolé, deux déchirures en marges de deux planches, sinon agréable exemplaire au regard de la fragilité de ce papier de mauvaise qualité.

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        Limited Edition L' Age De Soleil with Pablo Picasso Heliogravure

      Paris: Aux Depens de L'Auteur, Paris, 1950. Limited Edition . Soft cover. Very Good. Pablo Picasso. With the Pablo Picasso heliogravure signed in the heliogravure when the copper plate that produced it was made. inserted inside. Limited edition number 893. Condition based upon the heliogravure. Paperback book has marks, light foxing and slight page sunning. Uncut pages. Loose sheet heliogravure.

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      (South Hadley, MA): Privately Published, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+ in no dust jacket. Signed by Author(s). 8 1/2 in. (21.59 cm.) tall. W. Somerset Maugham's own copy, personalized, signed and presented by author. Limited edition numbered 14 of 700. Presumed first edition. Signed presentation copy, "To Mr. W. Somerset Maugham / in gratitude. / Klaus W. Jonas. / July 8, 1950. "Printed on Warren's old time paper..." Errata slip included. Clean publisher's green cloth with black lettering to cover. Clean pages. Spine ends with light wear, top edge lightly foxed, endpaper gutters glue darkened. One of a kind, signed, limited, numbered, presentation, first edition belonging to W. Somerset Maugham. STOTT F73.

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        Across the River and Into the Trees.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950 - Octavo. Publisher's presentation binding of blue cloth, titles and horizontal ruling to spine and author's name to upper board gilt. In a blue half morocco solander box. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, one of only 24 copies in the presentation binding. With a hand-written note tipped-in on the rear free endpaper signed by Charles Scribner and listing the differences between this copy and the later first trade edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Poemes de Charles d'Orleans with 100 original lithographs, one signed by Matisse

      Teriade 1950 - In folio (410 x 265mm) Illustrated with 100 lithographs in sheets on Arches Vellum, one signed and dated in stone 3/43. This is limited edition number 298 of 1230 copies signed by Henri Matisse in pencil in the proof. There is also the receipt hand signed by Henri Matisse in black ink pen on a typed sheet. The lithographs are all in very good condition. Original card wrappers. Original slip case. The spine of the slip-case is detached but still present. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Le Village inspiré. -

      Chez l'auteur 1950 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4. 209 pp. Sous étui et chemise cartonnés. Sous couverture rempliée illustrée. Avec 11 sur 12 gouaches hors texte de Maurice UTRILLO superbement reproduites par Daniel Jacomet, 1 planche de Max Jacob, 1 planche d?E. Heuzé, 1 planche de Chas Laborde, 1 de Pascin, 3 portraits et 3 fac-similés de lettres, dessins de Lucie Valore dans le texte. Il manque la planche Youki, nu par Pascin. Trace de colle sur les contours de certaines planches. Ouvrage rare. TIRAGE LIMITE à 490 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci un des 50 exemplaires hors commerce. Exemplaire enrichi d'un ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE SIGNE de l'auteur à madame J. VERCOUTRE "qui a suivi de près cette réalisation".

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        Il Borghese

      Milano: Longanesi-Rizzoli poi XX Settembre editrice de Il Borghese, , 1950. Rilegato tela (cloth). Molto Buono (Very Good). 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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        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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        Savrola. Roman traduit de l'anglais par Judith Paley. Illustré par André Collot de bois gravés en couleurs et en noir.

      A la Voile Latine, Monaco 1950 - 277 pages. Version en langue française. French version of this novel. Présentation sous forme de feuilles flottantes pliées en deux. Le récit de la révolution à Laurania, capitale d'un pays imaginaire, est le seul roman écrit par W. Churchill (Source : Wikipedia). Version originale en anglais et publiée en 1899. Illustré par André Collot, peintre, graveur et illustrateur français (1897-1976), inspiré par des paysages et des types méditerranéens. Belles illustrations gravées sur bois, en 4 couleurs, par Bracons-Duplessis. De cet ouvrage, achevé d'imprimer le 15 février 1950 sur les presses de l'imprimerie J. Dumoulin, H. Barthélemy étant directeur, il a été tiré 950 exemplaires, savoir : 1 exemplaire sur vélin d'Arches pur chiffon à la forme, comprenant le croquis et études de l'artiste ainsi que 12 dessins originaux et une suite en noir des illustrations ; 12 exemplaires sur le même papier, numérotés de 2 à 13, comportant chacun deux dessins originaux et une suite en noir des illustrations ; 37 exemplaires toujours sur le même papier, numérotés de 14 à 50, comportant chacun une suite en noir des illustrations ; 900 exemplaires ordinaires sur papier pur fil des papeteries Lafuma, de Voiron, numérotés de 51 à 950. Il a été tiré en outre 50 exemplaires hors commerce, marqués HC 1 à HC 50, réservés à l'auteur, à l'illustrateur, aux éditeurs et à leurs collaborateurs. Notre exemplaire marqué 36 est bien accompagné de sa suite en noir. Couverture souple à rabats, lettrage en noir et rouge et illustration en noir sur le 1er plat, habillé d'un papier glassine de protection. Sous chemise rigide, fond gris-bleu, lettrage en noir sur le dos. Emboîtement rigide assorti. Etat : très bon. Emboîtement : assez bon, frottements, quelques marques et ombres de salissures. Chemise rigide : bon, 2-3 taches d'oxydation (jaunissures) en bas du dos. Couverture souple : très bon. Intérieur : très bon. Suite : toujours emballée, supposée très bon. 29 x 23 x 4 cm 2200g. Couverture souple, chemise rigide [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

      Published by Geoffrey Bles, London; 1950. 8vo. This is the First edition, first printing of the children's classic by C. S. Lewis, with 'First published 1950' to the copyright page. The book is in Near Fine condition, tightly bound in original green cloth boards with silver gilt lettering to the spine. There is some loss of colour to the boards along the edges and to the spine ends and the corners. There is also some minor bumping to the corners and spine. There is one small mark to the rear board, otherwise the boards are in very nice condition. Internally, there is a gift inscription and ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. The pages are amazingly clean, bright and free from signs of ageing. There is some slight toning and spotting to the endpapers and extreme edges (only visible when book is closed), otherwise this lovely book is in excellent condition inside. The dustjacket is in Very Good condition, with some chipping and wear to the top and bottom edges, wth slight loss to the T at the start of the title, and a small tear through the L and I of Lion. There is a mark below the title, at the top of the illustration, which perhaps originated from the residue of a label or sticker. There is some minor rubbing to the rear panel of the jacket and some spotting to the wraparounds. The jacket is, however unclipped, with the original price of 8s. 6d. net to the inside of the front flap. The jacket is overall in nicer condition than it sounds, retaining it's original colour and the lovely illustration to the front. In all, this is a lovely collectible copy of this ever popular children's classic and would be an excellent addition to any collection.

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        Der Konzertabend. Ölgemälde mit Sängerin vor Flügel mit Pianist und umgebenden Damen als Zuhörerinnen.

      Bildmaß: 60 x 48 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Öl auf Leinwand, alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 77 x 66 cm ). Dargestellt wird eine Konzertszene in intimen Kreis mit einer vortragenden Sängerin in einem prunkvollen Salon mit umgebenden 4 Damen in festlicher Abendrobe in einem prunkvollen Salon mit Gemälden und Kerzenleuchtern auf dem Kaminsims. Am Flügel ein Pianist. Mit undeutlicher Signatur links unten auf dem Bild, möglicherweise Otto Heinen. Undatiert - ca. um 1950 entstanden nach den festlichen Abendkleidern der Damen im Balenciaga-Stil zu urteilen ). Das Bild leicht berieben im unteren Bereich, sonst von guter Erhaltung. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) ( Please notice: Shipment only possible without the frame )

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        Collected Stories

      New York: Random House, 1950. First edition, first printing, first issue with the error in the title on the spine of the binding. Not Set. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt on a blue ground, blue topstain. With the dust jacket A really smart copy in the dust jacket with just a trace of wear at the top edge of the upper panel and a couple of very minor tears at two corners. An unusually nice copy of a somewhat cumbersome production

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        The Novels:] Pride and Prejudice; Sense and Sensibility; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Mansfield Park; Emma.

      London: J. D. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1950–55 - 6 works, octavo (180 × 117 mm). Near-contemporary red crushed morocco, spines lettered in gilt with gilt motifs, gilt rules to boards and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. An excellent set. Frontispiece and 15 colour plates to each volume. An attractively bound set of the charmingly illustrated novels, first published with Brock's illustrations between 1907 and 1909. C. E. Brock (1870-1938) first appeared as an illustrator of Jane Austen for Macmillan's 1895-7 series, though he illustrated only Pride and Prejudice, with Hugh Thomson illustrating the other five titles. That series appeared in black and white, which better suited Thomson's skilful use of line. A decade later J. M. Dent, realising Brock's potential as a colourist, commissioned him to redo the Pride and Prejudice suite in colour, and also to create colour illustrations for the other five Austen titles. The colourful costumes and interior decor depicted here are reputedly accurate to the Regency period, as Charles Brock and his brother Henry collected antique furniture and clothing so that their friends and relations could model for the artists in their Cambridge studio.

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        Schmidt-Kirstein, Helmut. - "Zwei Mädchen".

      - Mischtechnik / Aquarell & Pastellkreide, auf Karton, um 1950. Von Helmut Schmidt-Kirstein. 50,5 x 34,4 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). In der Darstellung rechts unten in schwarzer Tusche signiert: "Schmidt Kirstein". - Äußerst farbfirsch und kontrastreich. Sehr gut erhalten. Helmut Schmidt-Kirstein (1909 Aue - 1985 Dresden). Dresdner Maler und Grafiker. 1929-33 Studium an der Technischen Hochschule und an der Kunstgewerbe-Akademie u.a. bei Enderlein. 1930 Studium Kunstgeschichte an der Universität Wien. ab 1934 verschiedene Lehraufträge u.a. in Bischofswerda und Riesa. 1945 Mitglied der Künstlergruppe "Der Ruf" in Dresden. 1955 Einzug in das Künstlerhaus in Dresden-Loschwitz. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        *(Die) Neue Rundschau - konvolut : Jahrgänge 1950 bis 1965 komplett, dann von 1977 bis 1990 komplett, Ausnahme 1977, 1980 und 1983 existieren nur 3 der 4 Hefte (31 Jahrgänge)5

      Frankfurt am Main : S. Fischer. 1950 24,5cm. Hardcover Zustand: Gut gering gebräunt (Innen); Die Jahrgänge von ca. 1955 an nehmen Richtung 1950 etwas mehr Bräunung an, dann gering bis leicht oder leicht gebräunt; Einband Außen hat leichte Gebrauchsspuren; Ist im Durchschnitt gering bis bestoßen-berieben-insgesamt selten fleckig, der Leinenband hat nur unten eine fleckige Stelle, in der Mitte das ist ein Kamerafehler; Die Jahrgänge 1950 bis 1965 wurden nachgebunden; Ab 1977 liegen nur noch einzele Hefte vor; Beigabe : Die Stockholmer Neue Rundschau. Auswahl aus dem Suhrkamp Verlag, hier Beiträge aus den Jahren 1945-48; Versand D: 4,75 EUR [Philosophie / Ästhetik / Ethik / Moral / Sinn / Gesellschaft- / Sozialwissenschaften / Handeln / Literatur]

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        Het geheim van de zwaardvis

      Lombard 1950 - randen wat geschaafd, 1000 64 23 x 30 cm Nederlands / Dutch / Néerlandais / Niederländisch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of Electron microscopy.

      Tokyo, Society of Electron-Mikroskopy, 1950-1956. - ISSN: 0022-0744. Titelpage backside with library-stamp. Good condition. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3500 Japanese Edition. Volumes 1-8 bound in 2 Volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Diament Collection. A New Distinguished Portfolio of Scenic Wall Papers

      carré, (16)ff., 11pl. New York, Philadelphie, A.L. Diament & co, s.d. [c. 1950], in-folio, carré, (16)ff, 11pl, percaline noire imprimée en vert, dos lisse muet (cartonnage éditeur), 11 planches doubles dont 10 coloriées au pochoir, représentant des paysages pour papiers peints. On distingue 3 variations intitulées "The Old Country"; un paysage intitulé "Belle Vista"; 3 variations intitulées "Classic Landscape"; 2 variations intitulées "The River"; un paysage intitulé "Italian Landscape". Reliure frottée, qqs feuillets détachés.

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        Typed Letter Signed [TLS]

      np, Princeton 1950 - IMPORTANT LETTER BY EINSTEIN ON HIS INCLUSIVE VISION FOR WORLD PEACE. Florence Baldwin, on behalf the National Citizen's Committee for United Nations Day, wrote to Einstein on August 14, 1950, asking his permission to use statements attributed to him in the promotional material for United Nations Day, which was to be celebrated on October 24, 1950. Specifically, Baldwin requested that Einstein approve the use of the text: Albert Einstein says: "The support of the United Nations by the World's free peoples may avert a World War." Here is a a great American. A great citizen of the world. A man who thinks deeply about problems of war and peace. Here is what he says: "The United Nations was established to help avert another World War. Whatever its other purposes - and they are many, and it has served them admirably - that is the purpose to which the people look with the most fervent hope. "This hope has been buoyed by the prompt action of the United Nations in resisting aggression. This action, if followed by further strengthening of the United Nations by the world's free peoples. could result in averting a third World War." So speaks a man who appreciates - as few can - what the horror of an Atomic War could be. Einstein's letter in response, typed on Einstein's Mercer Street, Princeton letterhead, is dated August 15, 1950, and reads in full: My dear Miss Baldwin: I received your letter of August 14th. I am ready to testify that the United Nations represent my only hope in the attempt to overcome the present dangerous international situation. On the other hand, I cannot approve everything the United Nations have done and have omitted to do. There are also implications in the proposed statement which are, in my opinion, disadvantageous for a peaceful solution of the present crisis. I am alluding to the passus "The support of the U.N. by the world's free people can avert a World War." The Nations who have to collaborate in a peaceful solution are not only the "free people." Such expression is a subtle form for the exclusion of a part of the members of the U.N., the collaboration of whom is indispensable for the achievement of the goal. For those reason [sic] I am unable to sign the statement you have submitted to me. Sincerely yours, [signed] A. Einstein After the Second World War, Einstein was deeply concerned about the possibility of nuclear war and was committed to working for solutions for world peace. While he supported much of the work of the U.N., he believed there would ultimately have to be a world government to achieve the goal of "one world" with shared interest in its preservation. As he concluded in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly in 1947, "The United Nations now and world Government eventually must serve one single goal the guarantee of the security, tranquillity, and the welfare of all mankind." It is not surprising, then, that Einstein objected to the exclusionary nature of the quote Baldwin cited. Einstein was emphatic that a future world war could only be achieved if every country had a voice and stake in the United Nations. Included with Einstein's letter are carbons of Baldwin's correspondence with Einstein (with notes - presumably by Baldwin - in pencil), including her initial letter and her follow-up letter (where she notes in pencil that after visiting with Einstein on August 31 in Princeton he still refused to grant permission to use his quotes), a copy of the intended press release (both as a carbon and a page mock-up), and a carbon of promotional text by Eleanor Roosevelt. One page, 8.5 x 11, on Einstein's blind-stamped personal letterhead, August 15, 1950. Generally fine, with some light edge toning, and a crease to the lower right corner. Handsomely presented in a museum-quality frame with UV-protected glass alongside an Einstein portrait and nameplate. Additional related materials housed in custom three-quarter morocco box. An excellent letter revealing Einstein's deep conviction about the neces [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        L'abbé C

      - Les éditions de minuit, Paris 1950, 12x19cm, broché. - Edizione originale sulla carta corrente. autografo firmato di Georges Bataille con il regista Jean Grémillon. Indietro insolated, carta ingiallita come di solito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Envoi autographe signé de Georges Bataille au cinéaste Jean Grémillon. Dos insolé, papier jauni comme généralement.

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        Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Römisch-Germanische Kommission. Bericht des römisch-germanischen Kommission 1942-1985 (Band 32-66)

      Berlin, Walter der Gruyter, Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein 1950 - Rare complete run of 38 volumes. Berlin, Walter der Gruyter, 1944 (Ausgegeben 1950) - Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 1985. In-4, original softcover until Band 59, then original blue publisher's cloth for Bänder 60-66. In excellent condition. This is the complete run for the indicated period, including tables and Beihefte. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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 “cookbook” describing the available ingredients and how they worked for both digital and analog computers, explaining the principles involved and giving examples. The book was prepared under the supervision of Charles Brown Tompkins, vice-president for research at Engineering Research Associates (ERA), who wrote most of the text. This copy was once owned by Owen R. Mock, a computer software designer and programmer who pioneered computer operations systems in the 1950s; in 1955 he was part of the group that installed the world’s first functioning operating system in the IBM 701. Origins of Cyberspace 584.

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        FADER VOR.

      Kbhvn.: Simon ca. 1950. Indlagt i orig. plexiglas-kassette med form som en mursten. Yderligere indlagt i orig. papæske. Verdens mindste bog indeholder Fadervor paa 7 sprog: engelsk, fransk, tysk, engelsk i amerikans opfattelse, spansk, hollandsk og svensk. Satssidens størrelse er 3,5x3,5 mm. Bogen er håndarbejde og forsynet med guldpræg. Med indbygget lup, der forstørrer 15 gange. Hvert solgt eksemplar givet et overskud til genopbygningen af Gutenberg-museet i Mainz.

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