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        A Bunch of Cloves.

      c.'s 1950 - Gelatin silver print. 16.5cm x 12cm. Photographer's credit and printed description on reverse. The clove of commerce is the dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree. Here the buds are seen just in the right stage for picking, that is just before they open. They are of a pink-green colour (description on reverse).

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Yugoslavian Woman With Children

      c.'s 1950 - Gelatin silver print. 15.5cm x 12.2cm. Title and 'James Carr' credit in pencil on reverse.

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        Six Modern One-Act Plays

      London: University of London Press 1950, 1950. FIRST EDITION, thus. SIGNED BY JOHN LENNON. Octavo, pp.160. Publisher's softcovers. Some soiling and associated reading wear. An interesting school text-book borrowed by Lennon whilst a student at Quarry Bank School, Liverpool. Lennon has signed the lending stamp to the inside cover 'J[ohn] W[inston] Lennon, IVC', and dated this '1955'. The details have been crossed through by the subsequent reader in 1961-2. This signed library book represents an especially early autograph from the future Beatle, at this time aged just 14; 'The Quarrymen' band was formed by John aged 15 and was named after the high school noted within this volume. Music aside, the subject of the book has a clear link to his later career as a dramatist; Lennon co-wrote the play 'A Spaniard In the Works' with Victor Spinetti and starred in the film 'How I Won the War'. An important item, accompanied by a statement of provenence from Paul Wane one of the world's most respected Beatles specialists.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Photo Album of Sztálinváros

      - Leporello album. With 15 original, vintage, black and white photographs. In original binding. Image size: 120 × 90 mm. Fifteen images of Sztálinváros (Stalin City; today: Dunaújváros). Showing industrial and residential buildings of the recently created industrial city, the centre of heavy industry in the Stalinist Hungary, ca. 1950. Leporello album. With 15 original, vintage, black and white photographs. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        PARAGONE ARTE Mensile di arte figurativa e letteratura diretto da R. Longhi.

      Firenze, Sansoni, 1950-2014. In-16, bross. orig., ca. 80 pp. cad. fascicolo, con ill. in b.n. nel t. Di questa celebre rivista offriamo - della serie dedicata all'Arte - una raccolta pressochè completa di 64 annate consecutive, dal n. 1 (gennaio 1950) al n. 766 (gennaio 2014). "Mancano solo i seguenti numeri: 395 e 401/403 (1983) - 409 (1984) - 425, 427 e 429 (1985) - 459, 461 e 463 (1988)". Uniamo anche gli Indici 1950-1974). Esempl. ben conservato.

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        Der Romanführer. Band 1-36 + Bd. 37: Registerband zu Bd. 1-36. (37 von 51 bis 2013 erschienenen Bänden). [37 Bd.].

      Hiersemann Stuttgart, - 12500 S. Erscheinungsjahre: 1950 - 2001. Ältere Ausgaben Papier alterungsbedingt leicht vergilbt. Bd.1/I: Der Inhalt der deutschen Romane und Novellen vom Barock bis zum Naturalismus. Alexis - Hermann Kurz. Bd.2/II: Lafontaine - Zschokke.Band 3/I: Der Inhalt der deutschen Romane und Novellen der Gegenwart. Bd. 3/Teil I: Alverdes - Gurk. 4/II: Haensel - Musil. 5/III: Nabl-Zweig. Bd. 6: Der Inhalt der französischen, italienischen, spanischen u. portugiesischen Romane u. Novellen von den Anfängen bis zum Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts. Bd. 7: Der Inhalt der englischen, nordamerikanischen, flämischen u. holländischen Romane u. Novellen von den Anfängen bis zum Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts. Bd. 8: Der Inhalt der nordischen, slawischen, ungarischen u. rumänischen Romane u. Novellen von den Anfängen bis zum Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts. Bd. 9: Der Inhalt der französischen, italienischen, spanischen u. portugiesischen Romane u. Novellen der Gegenwart. Bd. 10: Der Inhalt der englischen, flämischen u. holländischen Romane u. Novellen der Gegenwart. Bd. 11: Der Inhalt der nordamerikanischen Romane u. Novellen der Gegenwart. Bd. 12: Der Inhalt der nordischen, russischen, polnischen, tschechischen, ungarischen und südosteuropäischen Romane u. Novellen der Gegenwart. Bd. 13: Der Inhalt der deutschen Romane u. Novellen aus dem Jahrzehnt 1954 bis 1963. Nebst Nachträgen zu Bd. I bis V des Gesamtwerkes u. einem Register aller im 'Romanführer' behandelten deutschen Autoren. Bd. 14: Der Inhalt der ausländischen Romane u. Novellen aus dem Jahrzehnt 1957 bis 1966. Nebst Nachträgen zu Bd. VI bis XII des Gesamtwerkes u. einem Register aller im 'Romanführer behandelten ausländ. Autoren. Bd. 15: Der Inhalt der Romane und Novellen der Weltliteratur. Register zu Band I-XIV. Bd. 16: Inhalte erzählender deutscher Prosa aus dem Jahrtzehnt 1964 bis 1973. Nebst Nachträgen zu Bd. I-V u. XIII des Gesamtwerkes. Bd. 17: Inhalte erzählender ausländischer Prosa aus den Jahren 1967 bis 1973. Bd. 18/I+19/II: Inhalte erzählender deutscher Prosa aus den Jahren 1974 bis 1985. A-Z. Nebst Nachträgen zu den Bd. I-V, XIII u. XVI des Gesamtwerkes. Bd. 20: Anglophone Prosa aus den Jahren 1973-1987. Bd. 21: Romanische Prosa aus den Jahren 1973-1989. Bd. 22: Multinationale u. multiphone Literatur der Sowjetunion, Literatur von Dissidenten u. sowjetische Untergrundliteratur. Slawische, albanische u. ungaro-finnische sowie nordische Literatur aus den Jahren 1973-1989. Bd. 23: Die Literaturen Asiens von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Bd. 24: Griechische, türkische, arabische, jüdische, jiddische, israelische, niederländische, flämische, afrikaanse u. südafrikanische Erzählprosa von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Bd. 25/I+26/I: Prosa der DDR von den Anfängen bis zu ihrem Ende 1990. Teil I: A-K. Teil II: L-Z. Bd. 27/I+28/II: Deutschsprachige Prosa aus den Jahren 1986 bis 1992 (ausgenommen Literatur der DDR 1949 bis 1990). Teil I: A-K. Teil II: L-Z. Bd. 29: Multinationale deutsche Literatur. Bd. 30/I+31/II: Anglophone Prosa aus den Jahren 1988 bis 1994. Teil I: A-K. Teil II: L-Z. Bd. 32/I+33/II: Romanische Prosa aus den Jahren 1989 bis 1995. Teil I: Frankophone, italienische u. rumänische Erzählprosa. Teil II: Spanische, lateinamerikanische, portugiesische u. brasilianische Erzählprosa. Bd. 34: Ost-, südost- u. nordeuropäische Erzählprosa aus den Jahren 1989 bis 1995. Bd. 35/I+35/II: Deutschsprachige Prosa im Dritten Reich (1933 bis 1945). Teil I: A-K. Teil II: L-Z. Bd. 37: Register zu den Bänden 1 bis 36. [37 Bd.]. Guter Zustand Bibl-Ex. Stempel auf Seitenschnitt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thomas l'obscur

      Edition en partie originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse.Très précieux et émouvant envoi autographe signé de Maurice Blanchot à sa mère et à sa soeur : "Car pour nous, au sein des jours quelque chose peut-il apparaître qui ne serait pas le jour, quelque chose qui dans une atmosphère de lumière et de limpidité représenterait le frisson d'effroi d'où le jour est sorti?  Pour la chère maman et la chère Marg, en toute reconnaissance et affection. Maurice."Petites taches claires en marges des plats. Gallimard Paris 1950 12x19cm broché

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        Error Detecting and Error Correcting Codes. Bell Telephone Systems Technical Publications Monograph 1757

      Bell Telephone Laboratories, New York 1950 - First Separate Edition. 4to., pp. 14; original printed wrappers; ex-library stamp (dated Nov 21, 1950); perforations for ring binder as issued; very good. Small scratch to upper left corner near second hole punch. First separate issue, October 1950. Originally published in the Bell System Technical Journal Vol. 29, pp. 147-160, April 1950. The Bell Telephone System Monograph series was primarily distributed to libraries that subscribed to the series. Stapled wraps. First printed in the April 1950 issue of the Bell System Technical Journal, this Monograph was issued October 1950. Often erroneously referred to as offprints, the Monograph series was not published in most cases contemporaneously with the original publications (this is an exception). The series also included work by Bell System employees that were first published outside the Bell System umbrella. They are, however, usually the first separate publication, and are thus highly prized by collectors since offprints in the traditional sense were not produced in the Bell System as far as we are aware."Hamming was the first coding theorist to attract widespread interest in his work.frustrated when a failure in one of Bell Lab's relay comptuers had spoiled a run of data, Hamming began deveooping the first error-correction codes (now known as Hamming codes), which enabled computers to find and correct single errors in a stretch of data, as well as to discover double errors. Error correction has since been developed into a scientific discipline." (Origins of Cyberspace 646). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Error Detecting and Error Correcting Codes ; Traveling-Wave Tubes ; Memory Requirements in a Telephone Exchange

      New York: Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1950. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. First Edition. 675 pages. 8vo. Blue cloth with previous owner name (C. K. Birdsall) printed at base of spine panel and signature on front wrapper of January issue. Bound privately from separate issues, this copy does not have a volume title page. The entire Volume XXIX offered, containing 4 quarterly issues of the Bell System Technical Journal (only the January issue still retains it's original wrappers as often the case). The article by Hamming is found on pp. 147-160 in the April 1950 issue. Sound and clean, noting a taped tear on page 496. Cloth. Volume XXIX contains work by some of Bell Lab's great minds. It contains work by Hamming in coding theory, Pierce on traveling wave tubes, Shannon on Memory sizing, 2 articles by Hartley and Bardeen on Germanium Point Contacts. It also includes articles on the transistor and triode as they were being developed. A few of the highlights follow. "Hamming was the first coding theorist to attract widespread interest in his work...frustrated when a failure in one of Bell Lab's relay comptuers had spoiled a run of data, Hamming began deveooping the first error-correction codes (now known as Hamming codes), which enabled computers to find and correct single errors in a stretch of data, as well as to discover double errors. Error correction has since been developed into a scientific discipline..." (Origins of Cyberspace 646) Pierce's massive four installment article on Traveling-Wave Tubes is found in the January, April, July and October issues. Pierce "invented the electron-multiplier tube and electron gun (the basis of television computer monitors, and other visual display equipment), and was instrumental in developing NASA's first communications satellites" (Origins of Cyberspace 836). Issue 3 in this volume includes Shannon's Memory Requirements in a Telephone Exchange. (Origins of Cyberspace 883). "Charles Kennedy ("Ned") Birdsall, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and a pioneering inventor and educator in microwave tubes and plasma physics...Among numerous awards and honors for his contributions, Ned was selected as the inaugural recipient for the IEEE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award in 2011. This Technical Field Award is one of the highest awards in the IEEE hierarchy, and recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of Nuclear and Plasma Sciences and Engineering. His citation is "for theoretical investigations and fundamental discoveries involving microwave tubes, electron beam physics and particle-in-cell simulation of plasma physics." (EECS Univ Michigan) Also see Lee,"International Biographical Dictionary of Computer Pioneers", 1995, for more information about Bardeen, Hamming, Hartley, Pierce, Shannon and others. Shannon, Collected Papers, #56.

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        The Town & the City.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co. 8vo (20.5 cm; 8"). [3] ff., 499, [1] pp.. (1950) First edition of Kerouac's first book. An advance review copy, this distinction being printed on its wrapper; there apparently was no distributed "proof copy" for it. A fictionalized account of the author's life and family and friends, the novel is somewhat conventional but contains the seeds and hints of things that will mature, expand, and dominate in his later writings. Publisher's printed salmon paper wrappers, rear cover with a slim crease to paper (in production?); a fresh, unworn copy. Cryptic pencilled characters (totalling 13) on endpapers and rear endpaper with one very short tear. Housed in a quarter green morocco clamshell box.

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        Holzwege. *SIGNIERT*

      Frankfurt a.M. : Klostermann, 1950 - 345 S. ; 8 SIGNIERT.- Schutzumschlag bestossen, angegilbt und mit Randanrissen, Buch: Kanten gering bestossen, Besitzeintrag, Bleistiftanstreichungen, papierbedingte Seitenbräunung, auf Vorsatzblatt einmontierterte Brieffragment mit der Unterschrift Heideggers und eigenhändigem Gruss: "Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Ihr / M. Heidegger". // interner vermerk STE-7344 \m/' Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 523 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Third Man and The Fallen Idol

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1950. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver, publisher's device to rear board in blind. With the pictorial dust jacket. Some faint spotting to edges; an excellent, bright copy in the price-clipped jacket with some minor loss to spine ends and rubbed extremities. First edition, first impression.

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      Chelsea/London. An original handwritten postcard by T. S. Eliot, accepting an invitation to a party hosted by bibliophile John Carter. The card is addressed in Eliot's hand to Mrs John Carter / 16 Bedford Grdens / N. 8. The original postmark from Chelsea (London) is dated "15 Dec 1950" and a second postmark from Hornsey "24 Dec 1950" as the card was redirected through the mail. John Carter was the author of the seminal ABC FOR BOOK COLLECTORS (Knopf), and was "one of the greatest living authorities on book collecting" at the time of the book's publication. Additionally, Mr Carter authored and/or edited for Soho Bibliographies. The verso of the card is a black and white photo of the Chicago Union Stock Yards of Swift & Company with an industrial skyline in the background. Minimal wear, else fine condition.

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        Oeuvres de Henri Poincare. Tome/Vol. 1-11 (complete). Vol. 11: with \"Le Livre du Centenaire de la Naissance de Henri Poincare 1854-1954. [11 Vols.]. Publiees sous les Auspices du Ministre de l\' Instruction Publique G. Darboux a. o.

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars et Cie. Editeurs, 1950-55. 382, 632, 594, 629, 552, 540, 634, 688, 704, 632, 356, 304 Seiten. Cloth Ex.-Libr., Good condition. Vol. 2 Cover worn. Vol. 11 hinges slightly damaged. Versand D: 3,50 EUR Mathematische Wissenschaft, Mathematikwissenschaft, Geometrie, Arithmetik, Integrale, Integralgleichungen, Hertz, Differentialrechnung, Polynome, Analysis

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        Rodin Inconnu: Images de Rudomine

      Editions de L'Archipel, 1950. Limited Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Paris: Editions de L'Archipel, 1950. Limited edition, no. 75 of 700 issued. Loose leaves in a portfolio. Very good, in a good slipcase. Introductory booklet listing limitation along with portfolio containing 48 leaves of photographs by Albert Rudomine of 40 separate Rodin statues. Photograph pages have trace toning at the edges, not affecting images. Slipcase split at several seams with sunning on the panels. Collated and complete with all images present.

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        On Their Way to Europe

      Rotterdam: KLM, ca. 1950. Color poster. 99 x 60 cm. Framed in wood and plexiglas. One tear without loss. With text: 'The Flying Dutchman' on the plane. KLM Airlines.

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        Jeremy Poldark

      The First UK printing published by Ward,Lock & Co. in 1950.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD+ condition.Pushing to the spine ends with a little dulling of the gilt titling.Minor markings to the covers with the maroon top-stain remaining present.Minute amount of rubbing to the corner tips.Light offsetting to the end papers. The book is clean and free from inscriptions and erasures.The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD- condition.Moderate edge wear with loss at the spine ends.Rubbing and closed tears to the spine folds.Flap folds have some closed tears with small areas of loss.Despite the description,the wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover and presents much better than it sounds.The collectible third novel in the 'Poldark' series.Scarce in the wrapper. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact

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        Storia delle fanterie italiane. Voll., 1-Le fanterie di Roma, 2-Le fanterie nel Medioevo e nell'era moderna, 3-Le fanterie nel periodo napoleonico e nelle guerre del Risorgimento, 4-Le fanterie italiane nelle conquiste coloniali, 5-Le fanterie nella prima guerra mondiale, 6-I granatieri di Sardegna, 7-I bersaglieri, 8-Gli Alpini, 9-I volontari di guerra, 10-Le fanterie nella seconda guerra mondiale.

      Tipografia regionale 1950-1956, Roma - In 8, pp. XXXIV+524, XII+620, XXII+616, XVI+610, XX+725, XII+538, XVII+693, XXXi+730, XVI+893, XXV+892. Bross. Numerose tavv. e carte anche ripieg. f. testo. Rare e lievi fiorit. sparse. A causa dell’elevato peso del libro le spese di spedizione potrebbero subire una variazione.

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        Principles of Economics

      Glencoe, Illionois: The Free Press, 1950. Hardcover. Like New. First American edition. (Correct first in the English language, as well, following the original German publication by 79 years.) 328 p. Black cloth with silver lettering. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Bookplate of Philip Nymeyer on fep with another bookplate quoting his father, apparently, prominent Austrian School advocate and industrialist Frederick Nymeyer, for his descendants to avoid Knight's introduction, without explanation. Jacket has a nick on its spine panel, light wear, a little wrinkling to spine panel, with very slight uneven sunning that is less prominent than it appears in photos and an intact price of $5.00. A very well-preserved copy of the foundational text of the Austrian School of economics, which "formed modern economics" along with Jevons' Theory of Political Economy and Walras's Elements of Pure Economics (Doherty Radicals for Capitalism 68), with a nice association.

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        Oeuvres de Henri Poincare. Tome/Vol. 1-11 (complete). Vol. 11: with "Le Livre du Centenaire de la Naissance de Henri Poincare 1854-1954. [11 Vols.]. Publiees sous les Auspices du Ministre de l' Instruction Publique G. Darboux a. o.

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars et Cie. Editeurs, 1950-55. - 382, 632, 594, 629, 552, 540, 634, 688, 704, 632, 356, 304 Seiten. Ex.-Libr., Good condition. Vol. 2 Cover worn. Vol. 11 hinges slightly damaged. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 21000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Cocktail Party - a comedy

      Faber and Faber, London. 1950 - First edition, first state. Octavo. 171 pages. A three-act verse play. One Appendix.Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: ''Inscribed for Gerald and Mary Graham by T.S. Eliot''. Laid in are photocopies of two interesting typed letters from 1984, signed by Valerie Eliot to Professor Graham. She writes in her capacity as editor of Eliot's letters and asks about the correspondence Graham had with Eliot. She mentions that the first volume is ready to go to Fabers. It was eventually issued in 1988. There is also an intriguing reference to ''your black beauty's poem annotated by Tom, but is she still around to take offence? I am afraid that in today's climate the humourless might consider it racist. Oh dear!''Top edge spotted. Free endpapers tanned and a bit spotted. Very good in good, rubbed, chipped and torn dustwrapper darkened at the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Woman of Means

      Harcourt, Brace and Co, New York 1950 - First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Light rubbing to the front and rear panels. Some wear to the foot of the jacket spine. Four corners of jacket are clipped but price of $2.75 is present. Stated first edition. Signed by the author on the title page. The author's second book. Signed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Milano: Luigi De Tullio, , 1950. Perfetto (Mint). Acquaforte e puntasecca. Compare nel Catalogo ragionato dell'Opera Grafica, Graphis Arte 1990, sotto la sezione ''Acqueforti e litografie inedite''. Cm 47x27 (Foglio 70x50). . Perfetto (Mint). Tiratura alcune p.d.s.

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        Point et contrepoint. Original-Holzschnitt.

      1950 64 x 49 cm, 48,5 x 30,5 cm, Gerahmt, 2 kleine Flecklein ausserhalb des Sujets, sonst tadell. Werkverzeichnis: Arntz-Bulletin 293 b. Unten links mit Blei signiert. Eins von 75 Exemplaren auf Velin Duca di Parma (mit Wasserzeichen). - Hans Arp (Strassburg 1888- 1966 Basel) gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Vertreter des Dadaismus und Surrealismus in bildender Kunst und Literatur und war Mitglied der Gruppe Abstraction-Création. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Grafik - nach 1945

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        Detection and Generation of Gravitational Waves" in Physical Review 117 No. 1, January 1, 1960, pp. 306-313

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF THE INVENTION OF THE FIRST GRAVITATIONAL WAVES DETECTOR. "The detection of gravitational waves is sometimes described as the Holy Grail of Modern Physics" (Blair, Advances Gravitational Wave Detectors, xvi). "The saga of gravitational wave detection goes back a long way: Einstein believed they existed but thought they were not physically detectable. Eddington queried their existence: he suggested that 'they travel at the speed of thought'. But in the 1950's Pirani, Feynman, Bondi and later Isaacson proved their physical reality, and in 1960 Joseph Weber began to develop his famous resonant mass detectors… (Blair, Advances Gravitational Wave Detectors, xvi). Weber's "famous resonant mass detector" "consisted of large vibration-isolated aluminium cylinders constructed with piezoelectric crystals glued on the surface near to the center. These crystals are able to develop a large voltage when they undergo deformation. A low noise amplifier and lock-in amplifier allowed detection of the energy of the fundamental longitudinal resonance of the bar. A gravitational wave applies a time-varying quadrupole deformation and does mechanical work on the fundamental acoustic modes of the test mass. "The absorption cross-section of the mechanical resonator to gravitational waves depends on its mass and sound velocity and is highest at the fundamental resonant frequency. The latter is linked to sound velocity and the resonator's length, since the length must be half an acoustic wavelength at the fundamental longitudinal resonance. Weber chose aluminum because of its high sound velocity, and availability in large pieces, and because it has quite low acoustic losses" (Blair ibid, 61). CONDITION & DETAILS: First edition in original wraps. Lancaster: American Physical Society 117, January 1, 1960. Near fine condition in every way.

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        Signed monogrammed handkerchief.

      c.1950. Cotton lawn handkerchief ( c.403 × 403 mm, a 16 inch square) with gilt paper die-cut and embossed "L.A." initials. A little discoloured in places, some spots, creases from old folds, lettering starting to lift, but the signature good and strong, overall very good. Remarkable signed example of Satchmo's ever-present handkerchief. We have been unable to trace another of similar design, but it is absolutely authentic, apparently obtained by an admirer after a concert in the early 50s, and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from James Spence, one of America's leading manuscript and autograph authenticators.

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      Paris, Aux éditions du Rameau d'Or, s.d. [1950] - 12 vol. in-8 brochés, couvertures rempliées, illustrées d'un portrait de Casanova sur le 1er plat, 250p, en moyenne par volume, 12 frontispices en couleurs et nombreuse illustrations également en couleurs dans le texte . Tirage à 1200 ex. sur vélin Boucher de Docelles. Un des 200 ex. avec une aquarelle originale et une suite de 12 aquarelles libres de Jacques Touchet réunies dans une chemise. Imprimé par Dumoulin, aquarelles coloriées à la main par les ateliers Maurice Beaufumé. Exemplaire en excellent état. Réf. bibliographiques : Monod 2326. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Egg Tree

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1950 - True First Printing with "A" on copyright page ~ Not the Junior Literary Guild book club reprint which also bears the Scribner "A" but is Not a first printing. Decorative teal colored cloth. Four small residue marks inside covers where jacket flaps were once taped. Lightly worn, price-clipped jacket (Not the Guild reprint jacket) has two small chips and two small tears. Color illustrated by the author. 1951 Caldecott Medal winner. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I, ROBOT.

      New York: Gnome Press, (1950) First printing. Very good in original red cloth with black lettering in a very good dust jacket (some light foxing to the edges of the textblock and the endpapers, offsetting to the endpapers, small white spot near lower corner of front board, corners slightly bumped, spine of dust jacket sunned to gray as is common with this title, minor edgewear and rubbing) Despite the flaws, this is overall a clean, tight and straight copy. Asimov's second book, a collection of nine interlocked stories tracing the development of robots over 75 years. The final story is "The Evitable Conflict" in which the machines that made the world of the 21st century an economic utopia take control of Mankind's future. Asimov's most influential book, this begins with his postulation of the "Three Laws of Robotics." Basis for the film of the same title. 253 pp.

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        Contes et romans

      - Paris, Editions Arc en Ciel 1950. 5 volumes In-8 en feuilles à feuilles sous couvertures à rabats et doubles emboitages bordeaux à dos de bois. 169 + 181 + 184 + 186 + 236 pages. Illustrations en couleurs libertines de Paul Emile BECAT, enluminures de RENSON fils. Les eaux-fortes ont ete tirées sur les presses de Dominique Viglino. Les enluminures sont de Renson fils. Tirage limité numéroté à 2200 exemplaires. Celui-ci, un des 84 exemplaires sur pur fil des papeteries de Lana,et portant le N° 44. Chaque volume comporte une suite en noir (N°44). Imprimé en deux couleurs, rouge et noir, avec bandeaux et culs de lampes. Contient : Candide. Le blanc et le noir. L'homme au quarante écus. Zadig oul a destinée. Micromégas. Le taureau blanc. La princesse de Balbylone. L'ingénu. Les lettres d'Amabed. Ensemble bien complet et en très bel état. Rare dans cette condition.

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        [Photo Album]: Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

      [Circa 1950]. Oblong octavo. String tied green cloth. Blank black leaves with tissue guards for each page. Small label on rear pastedown of "Persekian, Book-Binder / Box-Maker, New Gate, Jerusalem." Near fine with slight wear on the boards; the images fine. 19 glossy gelatin silver photos, each approximately 4" x 6", mounted one per leaf. The majority captioned in English with white album pen. The images depict Palestinian refugees being given aid at Kasr el Halibat [Qasr Al-Hallabat], Jordan by the Near East Combined Committee for Refugee Work (also known by its acronym NECCRW). The images show Bedouin children and adults happily collecting their goats or textiles, Sheiks of the Othman Bedouin meeting with NECCCRW representatives and the desert patrol, and Bedouin camps. While the images are relatively few, they are well-done and show a little documented element of the upheaval in the region. .

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        Le salaire la peur [The Wages of Fear] (First Edition, inscribed, with signed photo of Yves Montand)

      Paris: Julliard, 1950. First French Edition, preceding the British and American editions by two years. Review copy, with the letters "S.P." (Service de Presse) printed on the lower right corner of the rear panel. INSCRIBED by Arnaud to author and literary critic Marcel Arland on the half-title page: "A Monsieur Marcel Arland, cordial homage de Georges Arnaud." Together with this copy is an original black and white photograph of Yves Montand, INSCRIBED by him in the lower left corner: "en tout sympathie - Yves Montand." The story of Arnaud and Arland's association is interesting, and tied to Arnaud's mysterious criminal case. In October 1941, Arnaud allegedly came home to find his father, aunt, and one of the help gruesomely murdered. The circumstances were damning, and a combination of presumptions, public rumor, and a capricious judge appeared to guarantee Arnaud a trip to the guillotine. During the 19 months of incarceration prior to the author's trial, Arland was a fierce advocate for the author's release, writing a number of articles in his defense for the major French newspapers. Six months after the trial opened, Arnaud's lawyer, Maurice Garçon (who had successfully defended Jean Genet at his obscenity trial for "Our Lady of the Flowers") managed to convince a jury that his client was innocent, secured his release, and all charges were dropped. The novel was a huge success in France, selling more than two million copies. The story ultimately served as the basis for the classic 1953 French film noir "The Wages of Fear," directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot and starring Yves Montand and Charles Vanel. A superb historical association. About Fine in wrappers, with a trace of toning to the spine. Photograph Near Fine.

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        29 autograph messages and one autograph letter signed ("Dix"), two of which have hand drawings.

      N. p., [c. 1950]. - Various formats. Highly perfunctory letter, probably to the violinist Hanni Rocco (1896-1990), whom Dix had met in the 1940s in the Höri artists' colony and who had lived in Hemmenhofen with her friend Maria Proells until 1953. Dix informs her that she can obtain his work from the Klihm Gallery and requests her not to bother him with trifling matters, in view of his laziness and copious correspondence. - The messages, most of them rather short, are probably to Roccos companion, the pianist and painter Maria Proelss (1892-1962), and concern forthcoming visits, various requests, etc. (with occasional references to "Miss Rocco"). Some of these are written on clipped slips of paper (including 3 military letters and 2 fragments of cigarette boxes); one postcard bears the drawing of a little girl with a flower.

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        Edvard Munch : Etchings The City of Oslo Art collections; The Munch-Museum Series No. 11

      Oslo, Johan Grundt Tanum 1950. 29 Seiten Textbuch / 218 TafelnTextheft broschiert und einzeln beschriftete Kunstdrucke in großformatigem Schuber, dessen Einbandecken leicht bestossen. Rückensignatur, ordnungsgemäß vorne und hinten ausgestempelt, ansonsten gepflegtes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar aus aufgelöster Bibliothek. In englischer Sprache; Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        La Croisière Incertaine.

      - P. Librairie des Champs-Elysées 1950. In-4° en ff, sous chemise et étui, petites rousseurs en bas de certaines pages. 3 lithographies originales en couleurs H.T. et 67 illustrations en noir de Gus BOFA. Tirage limité à 350 exemplaires, un des 275 sur grand Vélin d'Arches.

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        Reallexikon für Antike und Christentum [RAC]. Sachwörterbuch zur Auseinandersetzung des Christentums mit der antiken Welt. Bände 1-11 (= A bis Gottesnamen). - Herausgegeben von Theodor Klauser u.a.

      Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann 1950-81. 11 Bände (von bislang 25 erschienenen). Mit zahlreichen Karten und Abbildungen. 4° (28 x 20,5 cm). 11 Orig-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und dunkelgrauem Kopfschnitt. - Die Einbände sauber mit selbstklebender transparenter Buchbinderfolie kaschiert. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. Das Lexikon wird federführend vom Franz Joseph Dölger-Institut in Bonn herausgegeben. Angaben des Instituts zum RAC: \"Das RAC dient als Hilfsmittel zur Erforschung der ausgehenden Antike und des beginnenden Frühmittelalters bzw. der frühbyzantinischen Zeit. Konkret soll die Frage beantwortet werden: Wie wurde aus der vielschichtigen, keineswegs einheitlichen antiken Kultur, die sich seit hellenistischer Zeit in der Mittelmeerwelt entwickelte, die spätantik-christliche der folgenden Jahrhunderte? Die Bedeutung dieser Fragestellung ergibt sich aus der Tatsache, dass diese spätantik-christliche Kultur eine Vorstufe der mittelalterlichen und damit zum Teil der heutigen bildet. Verkürzt wird diese Aufgabenstellung mit der von F. J. Dölger geprägten, im Untertitel des RAC programmatisch verwendeten Formel \'Auseinandersetzung des Christentums mit der antiken Welt\' umschrieben.\" - Ehemaliges, foliertes Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückensignatur, Inventarnummern und Stempeln auf Schnitten, Vorsatz- und Titelblättern. Ansonsten gut erhaltenes, sauberes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,50 EUR RAC - Klauser, Theodor (Hrsg.), Ernst Dassmann (Hrsg.) Carsten Colpe (Hrsg.) u. a.: Reallexikon für Antike und Christentum [RAC]. Sachwörterbuch zur Auseinandersetzung des Christentums mit der antiken Welt. Bände 1-11 (= A bis Gottesnamen). - Herausgegeben von Theodor Klauser u.a. 11 Bände (von bislang 25 erschienenen). Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann 1950-81. Mit zahlreichen Karten und Abbildungen. 4° (28 x 20,5 cm). 11 Orig-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und dunkelgrauem Kopfschnitt. - Die Einbände sauber mit selbstklebender transparenter Buchbinderfolie kaschiert. [Hardcover / fest gebunden].

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        Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik. ZAMP. / Journal of applied mathematics and physics / Journal de mathématiques et de physique appliquées.

      Basel, Birkhäuser, 1950-2002. Bände 1 - 53 in 53 Bänden. Gr.-8°. Grüne Bibliotheks-Leineneinbbände. ISSN: 0044-2275. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Es fehlen bei Band 30 die Seiten 1-564. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Persian Gulf. (Stamp Collecting Handbooks, new series, no. 1).

      London, C. F. Hodgson, (1950). - 8vo. 100 pp. With a double-page map and numerous text illustrations. Original marbled printed wrappers. "First published: May, 1950". Stamp and postal history of the Arabian Gulf states, including Bahrain, Bandar Abbas, Dubai, Muscat, etc. The first study of its kind; a shorter version had appeared in serialized form in 1949. Includes brief historical introductions to explain to the collector "What were we doing there anyway? How did we come to be there at all?" (preface). - A good copy, with contemporary ownership "Stewart G. Miller" to title page. OCLC 13224212. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (First Edition)

      New York: Macmillan, 1950. First American Edition. Publisher's price of $2.50 at the bottom of the front flap, as required. The first book in Lewis' now-legendary Narnia series, basis for the Academy Award-winning 2005 film. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Book has two small pinhole stains to the front board, with light rubbing at the extremities. Jacket price clipped at the top corner of the front flap, with a 1.5 inch closed tear to the rear panel and light rubbing at the spine ends and corners.

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        Catalog Design Process: Advancing Standards in Visual Communication

      New York: Sweet's Catalogue Service, a Division of F.W. Dodge Corporation, 1950. Light wear at the edges, else close to near fine in the five-color screen printed glazed boards, in a very good example of the rare cutout dust jacket, several chips and tears, some of which have been repaired by tape at the verso.. First Edition. Spiral bound quarto in boards, blue acetate frontispiece. Sutnar's most sought-after and rarely available design catalogue, published in an unstated edition of fewer than 1000 copies. Meticulously designed and produced as a blueprint for product design.

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        Jahrbuch für brandenburgische Landesgeschichte. Hrsgg. im Auftrage der Landesgeschichtlichen Vereinigung für die Mark Brandenburg e.V. - Komplette Folge der Jahrgänge 1/1950 bis Jahrgang 64/2013: 1 (1950), 2 (1951), 3 (1952), 4 (1953), 5 (1954), 6 (1955), 7 (1956), 8 (1957), 9 (1958), 10 (1959), 11 (1960), 12 (1961), 13 (1962), 14 (1963), 15 (1964), 16 (1965), 17 (1966), 18 (1967), 19 (1968), 20 (1969), 21 ( 1970), 22 (1971), 23 (1972), 24 (1973), 25 (1974), 26 (1975), 27 (1976), 28 (1977), 29 (1978), 30 (1979), 31 (1980), 32 (1981), 33 (1982), 34 (1983), 35 (1984), Festschrift der Landesgeschichtlichen Vereinigung für die Mark Brandenburg zu ihrem hundertjährigen Bestehen 1884 - 1984 (1984), 36 (1985), 37 (1986), 38 (1987), 39 (1988), 40 (

      Berlin, Landesgeschichtliche Vereinigung für die Mark Brandenburg e.V., - 2012. 1950 - Jahrgänge 1950 - 1959: Graue Originalbroschuren im Format 28 x 21, Umschläge teils leicht braunrandig und mit kleinen Randläsionen. Jahrgänge ab 1960: Graue Originalbroschuren im Format 24 x 17, ab Jahrgang 39 (1988) zusätzlich in weißem, illustriertem Schutzumschlag. Ab Jahrgang 57 (2006) sind es Original-Pappbände in selber Aufmachung. Innen sauber. Die Exemplare ab 1960 in gutem, ab 1988 in wirklich gutem Zustand. Schreckenbach I,69. - Die Festschrift 1984 mit einem Gesamtverzeichnis für die Bände 1-34! -Einzelbestellungen auf Anfrage möglich, weitere Exemplare vorrätig. NK5100

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        Northern Italy.

      c 1950 - Gelatin silver print. Photographer's stamp on reverse. Small crease to lower left-hand side otherwise good. Dimensions: 29.5 x 22.7 cm.

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        Der Kampf um die reine Lehre Luther Deutsch. Die Werke Martin Luthers in neuer Auswahl für die Gegenwart - Band 4

      Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, Berlin 1950 - Schutzumschlag an den Kanten etwas bestossen und am Rücken nachgedunkelt, Deckel geprägt, Ecken leicht bestossen, brauner Kopfschnitt, Papier nachgedunkelt Hinweis: Wir versenden als Brief im Luftpolsterumschlag, bzw. Päckchen/Paket. Auf Wunsch verschicken wir als Büchersendung (bis 500g 1,50 Euro, bis 1000g 2,20 Euro in Deutschland), allerdings kann hier die Laufzeit bis zu 2 Wochen betragen. deutsch 319 pages. 8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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