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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Der Bücherhof]
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        Annual Review of Psychology.

      Stanford Californien, Palo Alto, 1950 - 1967. - ISSN: 0066-4308, 0547-1567. Titel gestempelt. Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signaturschild. Gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 11000 8°. Grüne Leineneinbände mit schwarz geprägtem Rückenschild und Deckelvergoldung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        The Enchafed Flood: Or the Romantic Iconography of the Sea, Three Critical Essays on the Romantic Spirit

      New York: Random House, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition signed by Auden on the title page in black ink, crossing-out his printed name. 154 p. Seagreen cloth with white lettering. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. Slight wear at foot. Head of jacket spine panel has a thin tear, spine panel darkened, a bit toned, price intact ($2.50). A signed copy of a collection of three lectures by the American poet: "The Sea and the Desert," "The Stone and the Shell," and "Ishmael - Don Quixote.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        WASGAU. Reliefpanorama des Wasgaus mit den Städten als Vogelschauansichten.

      - Aquarell über Bleistift, sign. "Hans Wolf", um 1950, 52,5 x 88 cm. Gesamtpanorama des Wasgaus von der französischen Grenze bis zum Pfälzer Wald und von Kröppen bis zur deutschen Weinstraße. Mit hübschen Ansichten aller Orte, Städte und Sehenswürdigkeiten ausgestattet, wobei bedeutende Gebäude vergrößert dargestellt sind. Bei Pirmasens ist zusätzlich ein Firmensignet eingezeichnet. - Auf festem Zeichenkarton, links unten freies Feld (11,5 x 18 cm), wahrscheinlich für die Legende vorgesehen. Das Blatt dürfte unseres Erachtens nach dem Kriege entstanden sein.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Quelques aventures de Maître Renart.

      P., Michel de Romilly / La Jeune Gravure Contemporaine, 1950. - In-4, en feuilles, couverture imprimée rempliée, sous chemise et étui cartonnés, 75 pp., 14 burins originaux de Joseph Hecht, dont une vignette de titre et un cul-de-lampe, tirés par Georges Leblanc. Tirage à 265 exemplaires. Un des 185 exemplaires numérotés sur B.F.K. de Rives., n°48. Etui cartonné un peu sali. Ouvrage en parfaite condition. Peintre et graveur d’origine polonaise, Joseph Hecht (1898-1951) fut l’un des fondateurs de l’association, La Jeune Gravure Contemporaine, co-éditrice de ce beau livre illustrant quelques-uns des célèbres récits du Roman de Renart.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        250-Jahrfeier des Marktes Türkheim.

      - Türkheim, privat, 1950; 22 (H)x 17,5 cm Privates Foto-Album zur 250-Jahrfeier des Marktes Türkheim. Von außen neutral gehalten, bietet es innen aber eine vermutlich einmalige Vielfalt von Original-Photographien, Belegen und Programmen zu dieser Festwoche vom 2. bis 10. September 1950. Die Photos sind jeweils betitelt oder beschrieben. - Im einzelnen enthält das Album: 48 einmontierte Photos (vereinzelt Atelier-Stempel: Photo-Atelier Huber Türkheim) + 6 Photo-AK; zusätzlich sind dabei (tls. in eingeklebten beschrifteten Couverts sorgsam aufbewahrt) - 2 Einladungs-Billets, - Anstecknadel, - Eintritts-Stoff-Schleife mit Gemeindestempel, - Doppelblatt: Fest-Programm (gefaltet), - mehrteilige Festrede des Hr. Bürgermeister Stephan Singer (Begrüßung am Fest-Abend (1 S.), Eröffnung der Ausstellung (1 S.), Festansprache im Zelt (5 SS.); insgesamt 7 SS. in sauberer Typographie-Durchschrift; gefaltet); - 3 Programme über die Veranstaltungen (Festprogramm für die Zeit vom 2.9. - 10.9. 1950; Tag der Turner: Mittwoch, 6. Sept. 1950; Singekreis Türkheim, 2. Sept. 1950), - 8 Zeitungs-Ausschnitte mit Berichten über die Festwoche; - 2 Zeitungs-Abb. in Album eingeklebt. - Alle sin schlichtem privaten Halb-Leder-Photo-Album mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel "Meine Photos". es enthält 28 Blatt und ist voll gefüllt, die einzelnen Blätter durch Seidenpapier getrennt. Erhaltung ist sehr gut. - beiliegt: Fest-Programm (geheftete Broschur). . - Detaillierte Beschreibung auf meiner Seite holder.photography. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Harald Holder]
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        1950 Pablo Picasso De Memoire D'Homme I Mourlot Lithograph

      1950 - "De Memoire D'Homme I" by Pablo Picasso, Unsigned Lithograph printed in 1950 from an edition size of 300. The overall is size of the Lithograph is 13 x 9.75 inches. The conditon of this piece has been graded as A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. Here is some supplemental information about the Lithograph: Original Lithograph printed by Mourlot on Arches paper from the book "De Memoire D'Homme", written by Tristan Tzara. The book contained 9 lithographs by Picasso andf was numbered out of 300, but each lithograph was not numbered.

      [Bookseller: Rare Posters]
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        Totschlag einer Kuh. Die Täter: Zwei Inländer (Appenzeller mit Schweizer Pass). Aquarellfarben lasiert auf Holz.

      ca 1950 - 60 x 73 cm, Kanten etwas berieben, sonst tadell. 3000 gr. Schlagworte: Gemälde - vor 1945Helvetica - AppenzellGastronomie-Allgemein

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        A Little Stone

      London: John Lehmann, 1950. First edition. 222 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Green cloth. Fine in very fine dust jacket designed by Keith Vaughan. First edition. 222 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. BRILLIANT COPY OF BOWLES' SECOND BOOK. Bowles second book of 12 short stories.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Anais Nin - handwritten social note / manuscript woodblock print

      1950 - Anais Nin, folding woodblock print social note card, probably circa 1950s. Unopened size, 4 1/4" x 2 3/4". Opened size, 8 1/2" x 2 3/4". Softly erotic woodblock print of the female form on the cover (closed format). Flirtatious note from Ms.Nin to a gentleman who had previously wanted to write a story about her, telling him that, now, the time may be right for that - and including her phone number. Date of this piece not known, but might be deduced from her phone number, by a Nin authority. Such an expert may also know who the gentleman in question is. And, for that matter, it may not even be a gentleman. Near fine condition, just a bit toned from the years, not much, and no other flaws. See scans. A neat and very "that's-so-HER" little piece of manuscript ephemera from the world of, and history of, literature - from a time when there were such things. Today, she would have just texted the guy. You can't collect that. L52 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        Milarepa. [...] Traduction de Jacques Bacot. Eaux-fortes de Georges Braque.

      Paris, Maeght editeur, 1950. 23,5 x 34 cm. Med 5 etsningar. Textens 11 anfanger också utformade av Braque. Nr 75 av 100 exemplar. Tryckt på papier d'Auvergne. Kolofonen (belägen i bokens början) signerad av konstnären i blyerts: "G Braque". Den oskurna inlagan i falsade ark i förlagets pergamentband med målad titeltext på frampärmen. I ett ytterst svagt nött skjutfodral. Proveniens: Georg Svensson (1904-1998), framstående samlare av konstnärligt illustrerade böcker; sjuttioårsgåva av honom 1987 till vännen och kollegan Gerard Bonnier (1917-1987). Med den senares exlibris, en etsning av Bertil Bull Hedlund föreställande basaren på Norrbro.. Medan exemplaret ännu var i Georg Svenssons ägo ställdes det ut på "Hundra illustrerade böcker ur en privatsamling" (Kungl. Biblioteket 1980), nr 37 i katalogen: "Den tibetanske 1000-talsmystikerns sånger, nyöversatta till franska, illustrerades av Braque med fem etsningar, som varierar ett av konstnären älskat tema, den flygande fågeln. Braque gjorde också dekoren till den ganska originella typografin." Dora Vallier, Braque, 63. The Artist & the Book, 36. Castleman, Century of Artists Books, s. 116. Jetsun Milarepa (ca 1052-1135) var en av Tibets mest kända yogier och poeter, och betydelsefull inom Kagyu-skolan inom tibetansk buddhism

      [Bookseller: Lorenz B. Hatt]
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        The Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell

      William Heinemann & McGraw-Hill Book Company London & New York 1950-1989 - 8vo. 13 volumes, set. First editions, first impressions (all but two are UK printings). Original cloth, gilt. Volumes 6 & 7 have small ink ownerships. All volumes in d/w with the exception of Boswell in Extremes. D/ws of volumes 2-6 are repaired in places with tape. Most of the early volumes' d/ws are worn, rubbed and slightly chipped and torn. A very good library set, near fine in good + to fine dust-wrappers. The set consists of: Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763, ed. Frederick A. Pottle. (William Heinemann, 1950); Boswell in Holland, 1763-1764, ed. Frederick A. Pottle. (William Heinemann, 1952); Boswell on the Grand Tour: Germany and Switzerland, 1764, ed. Frederick A. Pottle. (William Heinemann, 1953); Boswell on the Grand Tour: Italy, Corsica, and France, 1765-1766, ed. Frank Brady and Frederick A. Pottle. (William Heinemann, 1955); Boswell in Search of a Wife, 1766-1769, ed. Frank Brady and Frederick A. Pottle. (William Heinemann, 1957); Boswell for the Defence, 1769-1774, ed. William K. Wimsatt Jr. and Frederick A. Pottle. (William Heinemann, 1960); Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D., 1773, ed. Frederick A. Pottle and Charles H. Bennett. (McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1961); Boswell: The Ominous Years, 1774-1776, ed. Charles Ryskamp and Frederick A. Pottle. (William Heinemann, 1963); Boswell in Extremes, 1776-1778, ed. Charles McC. Weis and Frederick A. Pottle. (William Heinemann, 1971); Boswell: Laird of Auchinleck, 1778-1782, ed. Joseph W. Reed and Frederick A. Pottle. (McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1977); Boswell: The Applause of the Jury, 1782-1785, ed. Irma S. Lustig and Frederick A. Pottle. (William Heinemann, 1982); Boswell: The English Experiment, 1785-1789, ed. Irma S. Lustig and Frederick A. Pottle. (William Heinemann, 1986); Boswell: The Great Biographer, 1789-1795, ed. Marlies K. Danziger and Frank Brady. (William Heinemann, 1989). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anthony Smith Books]
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        Mountain Road, Cyprus.

      c. 1950 - Gelatin silver print. Photographer's stamped credit on reverse. Dimensions: 14.5 x 20 cm.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        VENGEANCE IS MINE - WITH SIGNED BOOKPLATE LAID IN

      E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., New York 1950 - First Printing. Octavo; blue textured cloth, with titles reverse-stamped in gilt on spine and publisher's logo in blind on front cover; dustjacket; 255pp. Bookplate inscribed by Spillane loosely laid in. Spine ends gently nudged, with faint toning to extremities; clean throughout - Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, with rear panel printing excerpts from six reviews for My Gun Is Deadly and I, The Jury; edgeworn, with a handful of small nicks and short tears along the edges, and a longer, semi-circular tear toward upper right corner of front panel; Very Good. The author's third novel, and third mystery featuring detective Mike Hammer. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Gesammelte Werke (32 (von 36) Abteilungen in 25 Bdn. u. Registerbd. [und:] Tagebücher I-IV (4 von 5 Bdn.).

      Düsseldorf, Diederichs, - 1974 1950 - 8°, zus. ca. 7100 S. Werke u. 1900 S. Tagebücher, OLwd. m. Goldpräg., Etwas gebrauchspurig, min. fleckig, etwas beschienen - eben brauchbar Unterschiedliche Auflagen.Fehlend: Abt. 13/14: Vier erbauliche Reden 1844; Abt. 24/25: Die krankheit zum Tode.Abteilung: Krankheit zum Tode in 4. - 5. Tsd. Übersetzt von Emanuel u. Rose Hirsch u. Hayo Gerdes. Jeder Band mit Anmerkungen des Übersetzers, detaillierter Registerband. Sämtliche Hauptwerke und unzählige kleinere Schriften - umfangreichste und massgebende deutsche Ausgabe. 12000 gr. Schlagworte: PhilosophieReligion, TheologieGesamtausgaben [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Angeboten wird hier eine Konvolut ca. 10 alten Schriften mit religiösem Thema. Typographie, Ursprungssprache des Russischen?. Gebunden in einem privaten, neuen Ganzledereinband. Mit Textabbildungen, Frontispiz und Vignetten.

      Ohne Verlag, 10. - 13 Jahrhundert., Ohne Ort, - 17 x 14 cm. Ca. 400 S. ISBN: Keine. Moderner brauner Ganzledereinband mit 4 unechten Bünden. / privat, full leather. Einband um 1950. Modernes Vorsatzpapier. No jacket. Einige Seiten wurden restauriert. Teilweise fehlt auch Text. Seiten angerändert vereinzelt auch fleckig. Insgesamt gesehen ein durchaus brauchbares Exemplar. Der Zahn der Zeit hat stark genagt doch hat das Buch einen besonderen Flair im Laufe der Jahrhunderte erhalten. Weitere Scans von den einzelnen Büchern auf Anfrage. Sprache: de. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! Gf3. (MGT). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Umbras Kuriositätenkabinett]
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        Physicist Robert Oppenheimer, Father of the Atomic Bomb, asks Polaroid Land Camera inventor Edwin H. Land to once again serve on Harvard's Committee to Visit the Department of Physics - "Our task does not seem difficult to me, but it does not seem to me without importance"

      Princeton, New Jersey, April 4, 1950. 8.5" x 11". "Typed Letter Signed ""Robert Oppenheimer"" as Director, 1 page, 8.5"" x 11"". On stationery of The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, April 4, 1950. To Edwin H. Land, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Tiny staple holes in slightly creased upper left corner. Three file holes in left blank margin. Fine condition.In full, ""At the request of the Executive Committee of the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, I am writing to you to enquire whether you would be willing again to serve on the Committee to Visit the Department of Physics. May I express my personal hope that you will be willing to serve. Our task does not seem difficult to me, but it does not seem to me without importance.""Scientist and inventor Edwin H. Land (1909-1991) was a co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation. He was responsible for many photography-related inventions such inexpensive filters that polarized light, his retinex theory for color vision, and his practical system for in-camera instant photos. His Polaroid Land camera, which went on sale in late 1948, made it possible for a picture to be taken and developed in just 60 seconds or even less.Under Robert Oppenheimer's guidance, the laboratories at Los Alamos were constructed. There, he brought the best minds in physics to work on the problem of creating an atomic bomb. The joint work of the scientists at Los Alamos resulted in the first nuclear explosion at Alamogordo on July 16, 1945, which Oppenheimer named ""Trinity."" After the war, Oppenheimer was appointed Chairman of the General Advisory Committee to the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), serving from 1947 to 1952. From 1947 to 1966, Oppenheimer also served as Director of Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study. There, he stimulated discussion and research on quantum and relativistic physics in the School of Natural Sciences."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Weber Costello Semi-Contour Political-Physical Globe, 16inch, vintage/after 1950

      Weber Costello, 1950 - 16 inch (ca. 40,64cm) Semi-Contour Political-Physical Globe, 16inch, Legend 1: 31 680 000 or 500 miles to an inch after 1950/ no year, Globe in wood structure with time zones and graduation, spherical segments and slightly stained, rubbed, some minor cracks and abraded places, wood frame, small jumps, globe itself mediocre condition, diameter 16 inch (approx. 40,64cm), frame: total height: approx. 17.32 inch (approx 44cm) Sprache: Englisch

      [Bookseller: Liber Antiqua]
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        [Calligraphic Artist's Book]: John Gilpin

      [No place]: Pamela F. F. Wrightson. 1950. Quarto. P. [3], 21, [1]. Hand bound in half green morocco gilt and decorated papercovered boards. Edgewear at the extremities of the spine and corners, the binding is very good, internally fine. Calligraphic presentation of the poem in black, red, and green, with gilt decorated capital initial, and a small vignette. Colophon reads: "This poem was written out by Pamela F.F. Wrightson during the Summer and Autumn 1950". We can find little about Wrightson, except that she was British and referenced in some textbooks and studies on calligraphy. Handsomely produced, the binding could probably benefit from some simple furbishment. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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. - ISSN: 0044-2275. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Es fehlen bei Band 30 die Seiten 1-564. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 80000 Gr.-8°. Grüne Bibliotheks-Leineneinbbände.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        At Procitne Drevorubec. Prelozil Jan Pilar.

      Praha, Ceskolovensky Spisovatel, 1950. 47 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, teils ganzseitig, eine doppelseitige wiederholt als Vorsatz. Gr.-8°, Klappenbroschur mit Deckelbild Einband am Rückenfalz minimal gebräunt und lichtrandig, die Bogen am Kopf nicht aufgeschnitten, der letzte Bogen am Kopf leicht gestaucht, auf dem vorderen fliegenden Vorsatz vom Nobelpreosträger in Grün gewidmet, signiert und datiert. Originalsprachiger Text des Kolophons: \" Prelozil Jan Pilar, drevoryty vyryl mexicky malir Alberto Beltran na predsadku bylo pouzito drevorytu Leopolda Mendeze, Vydal za spolubrace Jaroslava Kuchvalka, s predmluvou Jana Drdya s doslovem Jorge Amada jako dar Svazu ceskoslovenskych spisovatelu II. kongresu Svetoveho vyboru obrancu miru Ceskoslovensky spisovatel v Praze roku 1950. Podle graficke upravy Antonina Dvoraka vytiskla v poetu 10750 vytisku pismem Didot Mlada fronta v Praze. Pablo Neruda (* 12. Juli 1904 in Parral, Linares; † 23. September 1973 in Santiago de Chile; eigentlich Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto) war ein chilenischer Dichter und Schriftsteller, der sich vor allem gegen den Faschismus in seinem Heimatland und in Spanien einsetzte. 1971 erhielt er den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        LARGE LOT OF CIRCUS EPHEMERA - PHOTOS, EPHEMERA & BOOKS

      Various 1950-1980 - Photographs; From the Collection of C. P. (Chappie) Fox, founder & director of the Circus World Museum, Baraboo, WI; perhaps the foremost circus historian & author. Incl over 50 8 x 10 photos, (8) books & pamphlets relating to the circus - most inscribed to C. P. Fox by their authors & bearing Fox's ownership signature. Press release memos etc. Ca 1950-1980. Interesting archive. 14 pounds. ; 14

      [Bookseller: poor man's books (mrbooks)]
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        The Drowning Pool (Signed First Edition, dedication copy, inscribed to Anthony Boucher)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. First Edition. First Edition. Doubly inscribed to legendary genre fiction editor and enthusiast Anthony Boucher. The first inscription, at the front endpaper, reads: "To the Bouchers / with affection / Kenneth Millar / (see Dedication -->)." The second inscription is at the Dedication page, which reads TO TONY, and very cleverly makes use of both Millar's real name and pseudonym, as well as Boucher's: "For Tony and Bill, / Those remarkable men, / This grist from the mill / of Johnny and Ken." Near Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket. Boucher was a legendary figure in the mystery and science fiction world, and is considered to be one of the great proponents of genre fiction as a literary form. The worldwide mystery conference Bouchercon is named for him. A key Macdonald title and the second Lew Archer novel, basis for the 1975 film, the second of two Lew Archer adaptations featuring Paul Newman in the lead role (renamed as "Harper"). A unique and important copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Ch'un Meng So Yen. Trifling Tale of a Spring Dream.; A Ming erotic story, published on the basis of a manuscript preserved in Japan and introduced by R.H. van Gulik

      Tokyo, 1950. First edition. Original wrappers, label, sewn Japanese style. A little fading; very good. Six page introduction in English, text in Japanese. One of 200 numbered copies, signed with van Gulik's seal in red.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Royal Wedding (Original screenplay for the 1951 film)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1950. Revised Composite script for the 1951 film. Two front wrappers present, one with the script department receipt intact, both noting changes (dated 5-12-50) to the script. Tom and Ellen Bowen (Astaire and Powell) are siblings with a dance act in New York. Their agent books them a gig in London while the Royal Wedding is in progress. On their cruise to England, Ellen meets Lord John Brindale (Lawford), and she misses rehearsal. Upon arriving, Tom holds auditions for dance partners and meets Anne (Churchill). The siblings are at arms defending their romances, and trying to keep their dance act stable. Loosely based on the real-life dancing partners, Fred Astaire and his sister, Adele.Shot on location in England and California.Goldenrod studio wrappers, with two front wrappers present as issued, both rubber stamped COMPOSITE SCRIPT on the front wrapper, and copy No. 173 on the white studio label, dated 5-2-50, with "changes of 5-12-50," and credits for director Donen, producer Freed, and screenwriter Lerner. Distribution receipt present on the second goldenrod wrapper. 153 leaves, mimeograph, with pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 5-2-50 and 8-2-50. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with two gold brads.

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        Frie Kunstnere. Cobra-bibliothekets første serie.

      Vol. 1-15. (All publ.). Pierre Alechinsky (text by Luc Zangie)/ Else Alfelt (text by Edouard Jaguer) / Karel Appel (text by Chr. Dotremont)/ Atlan (text by Michel Ragon)/ Ejler Bille (text by Michel Ragon)/ Constant (text by Dotremont)/ Corneille (text by Dotremont)/ Jacques Doucet (text by Jean Laude)/ Sonja Ferlov (text by Dotremont)/ Stephen Gilbert (text by E. Jaguer)/ Svavar Gudnason (text by E. Jaguer)/ Henry Heerup (text by Dotremont)/ Egill Jacobsen (text by Dotremont)/ Asger Jorn (text by Dotremont)/ Carl-Henning Pedersen (text by Dotremont). Copenhagen: Munksgaard 1950. Illustr. Indlagt i orig. smukt restaureret kassette. In publisher's nicely restored portfolio.. Omslagene er orig. farvelitografier af de respektive kunstnere.Covers are orig. colourlithographs by the artists.Limited to 500 copies. Text in Danish

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        ORIGINAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH. SIGNED BY AGATHA CHRISTIE

      c.1950. A black and white Walter Bird head and shoulders portrait of Agatha Christie smiling, leaning on her arms and with interlocking hands. The photograph measures 21.5 x 16.5 cms and is hand signed by Agatha Christie in blue ink. The blank reverse has the ink stamp of Philip Ridgeway Associates, The Strand, London. The condition is very good with light wrinkling at the edges. Signed photographs of The Queen Of Crime are rare, she was famously reluctant to sign or send them. This is a particularly attractive image and size. Provenance: From the collection of the publisher and collector Rolando Pieraccini. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Ein Fotoalbum mit 55 Fotos im Format 11,5 x 16 cm. 11 Farbfotos Rest s/w. Unikat zur deutsch sowjetischen Freundschaft im Jahre 1950. Gliedert sich in 3 Kapitel: Madin Gäste aus Moskau/ 2 Farbfilme der DEFA /// Aufnahmearbeit /// Aus dem Film. Das Fotoalbum zeigt einen exakten Querschnitt zur Arbeit des Puppentheaters. Mit zahlreichen Detailaufnahmen zum Mitarbeiterteam von Obraszow und von ihm selbst. Format vor allem 16x 11cm . Original photography. Farbfotos- 44 silver gelatin prints.

      DEFA,, Berlin, 1950 - Querformat 30 x 43 cm. ca. 25 Blatt. ISBN: Keine. OLn. / Orginal cloth. No jacket. Guter Zustand. / Good condition. Ausgesprochen schönes Album mit zahlreichen , kontrastreichen Abzügen. 11 Farbfotos. 1. Auflage. Sprache: de. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! R1B3. (FA). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        II. Országos Újító Kiállítás. Budapest Városliget okt. 7- nov. 5. [II. Hungarian Exhibition of Innovation.]

      Athenaeum (1950), (Budapest) - Original, offset poster. 59 × 85 cm. Advertisement poster by Tibor Zala (1920-2004), Hungarian graphic artist, in Socialist Realist style, in the manner of his master György Konecsni. The Exhibition took place in 1950 and it focused on the heavy industry, especially on mining. The poster reflects to this, with a enormously sized red arm of an excavator, with its bucket filled with black coal. The machine is controlled by a worker in simple grey cloth and cap. Under the bucket the entrance of the exhibition is painted with the red flags of international Communism. Artistically restored. In fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Notes on a Horse Thief

      The Levee Press, Greenville, Mississippi 1950 - First Edition, Signed by William Faulkner, in Very Good condition. Rubs to head and foot of spine and extremities. Some fading to front and rear endpapers with small chip to inside top of front endpaper. Number 98 of 950 copies. Decorations by Elizabeth Calvert. Included with the book is a signed, typed letter (May 13, 1950) from Hodding Carter to Professor Richard Walser informing him that the book is not quite ready and that Carter will notify Walser when it is. Also included is a promotional sheet for The Levee Press' upcoming third book, 'Of Silence and the Stars' by William Alexander Percy. This is an unusual grouping of important literary items at a very reasonable price. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Tee-Pee-Gee (The Prison Game)

      Milwaukee, WI: Tee-Pee-Gee Company, n.d. but ca.1950. "The fascination of this game lies in the variety of ways, chances, and combinations in which it can be played. For instance - a player may decide to play all the men on the straight and narrow path to freedom by being pardoned, or take a shorter but more risky method as a fugitive. The trials of fate and temptation may enter at any time and upset all plans. This novel game, which may be played by two to six players, illustrates the separation of prisoners from the outside world and their discipline and reformation. It is a game of chance and skill and the possibility of your opponents' chance to win depends upon where and how you make your moves. It will hold you spellbound from beginning to end" - opening statement from instruction booklet. A prison-themed board game with a phantom manufacturer; our research has failed to reveal much information about either one, though in theory and objective, it bears remarkable similarities to the much later (ca.1990's) board game The Slammer, produced by Ruppert Games. Tee-Pee-Gee can be played by up to six players, and while it appears fairly easy at first glance, the dynamics are quite complicated, with game pieces representing inmates, messengers, guards, and visitors. The possibility for numerous moves exists, dictated by the roll of the dice, cards chosen, and each players respective positioning on the board. Prisoners can be released or can choose to escape, with or without the help of visitors. The winner of the game is the player with all their prisoners outside the walls, either as "pardoned" or "fugitives," and their visitor(s) "in good standing" with the prison officials. Rare; we find no example for sale at the time of this writing (March, 2015), and no record in OCLC. Board game, consisting of one (1) game board (21.5" x 22"), set of two (2) red acrylic dice, 41 round and square painted wood pieces in black, white, green, red, yellow, blue, and brown (one black piece replaced), 17 game cards (2.25" x 3.75", printed on rectos only), and original instruction manual (6" x 4"). Dice, game pieces, and cards housed in the original manufacturers two-piece box. Game board is hinged with linen, lightly worn at extremities with some occasional board exposure; instruction manual is browned overall, folded in half, with some splitting along spine fold and holographic notes to front and rear wrappers. Box for entire game not present, though it is unclear whether or not one was issued. Presumed complete.

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        DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA [Fine Art Print, The Historic Work to Celebrate Szyk's Adoptive Home of America.]

      New Canaan, CT.: Arthur Szyk, 1950. The first printing of this masterwork collotype lithograph, called the "New Canaan Edition". This printing is much larger then the 1953 posthumous reprint authorized by the artist's wife. Beautifully done in the style of a medieval manuscript but with more modern themes and imagery. The document with which the fledgling United States proclaimed its independence from Great Britain, this illumination features a portrait of George Washington, scenes of the Revolutionary War, and national symbols such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the bald eagle. The complete text of the Declaration of Independence is framed by iconic elements excerpted from the great seals and flags of the U.S. states and territories: 41 along the top and right, 13 others adjacent to the names of the Declaration?s signers. Image size measures 29 inches x 23 inches. Sheet size measures 37 inches x 29 inches., on fine heavy cream stock. In very fine condition. THE SCARCE PRINTING OF SZYK'S LARGEST AND MOST MAJESTIC ILLUMINATION. Polish born Jewish artist Arthur Szyk originally gained popularity through his World War II caricatures, in which he often depicted the leaders of the Axis powers. After the war, he devoted himself to political issues in his beloved new home of America. Szyk?s profound respect for America, its history, and its people culminate in this majestic illumination of one of the nation's most important documents. The original artwork of The Declaration was dedicated in New Canaan, Connecticut, in a festive celebration on July 4, 1950; it is the largest of all Szyk?s illuminations and was one of his last works before his death in 1951. Alongside the signers of the Declaration Szyk provides a visual history of the United States flag. The left column shows three flags said to have flown during the Revolutionary War. The predominantly blue one is called the Bunker Hill flag, whose upper left corner contains symbols both of new country (the pine tree) and of Great Britain (St. George?s cross). The pine tree appears also on the flag below with the phrase ?An Appeal to Heaven.? Adopted in 1775, this banner was designed by George Washington?s secretary, Colonel Joseph Reed. The pine tree is prominent because it was a longtime symbol of New England, and sacred to the Native Americans. ?An Appeal to Heaven? is a reference to John Locke?s political writings which defended the right to revolt. The Gadsden flag (designed by General Christopher Gadsden) features a rattlesnake and the words ?Don?t Tread On Me.? The rattlesnake, like the bald eagle, is unique to America and representative in that its rattles, like the U.S. states, come together to sound warning when disturbed and while it will not attack unless provoked, its strike is deadly. The right column is topped by the Continental Colors flag (also known as the Grand Union flag). Considered the first U.S. flag bearing resemblance to the Stars and Stripes, it combines Great Britain?s Union Jack in the upper left with the stripes of the United States, and was in use from December 1775 to June 1777. Below is the famous Betsy Ross flag, in use from June 1777 through May 1795. Last, but not least, is the nation?s flag in its contemporary form. It is said that this work and his Proclamation on the Statehood of Israel hung side by side in the Szyk household until his death in 1951.

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        [The Complete Prose Works: Wessex Novels and Short Stories of Thomas Hardy. Library Edition]. THE LIBRARY EDITION IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPERS

      Macmillan 1950[-55] 18 vols., 8vo., with endpaper maps; original blue cloth, gilt backs, a very good, bright, clean set in unclipped dustwrapper, the wrappers lightly chafed at heads and tails of backstrips, and browned at backstrips. The set comprises: [novels] Desperate Remedies, Under the Greenwood Tree, A Pair of Blue Eyes, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Hand of Ethelberta, The Return of the Native, The Trumpet Major, A Laodicean, Two on a Tower, The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Woodlanders, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure, The Well - Beloved and: [short stories] Wessex Tales, A Group of Noble Dames, Life's Little Ironies, A Changed Man. The best uniform edition of the 1950s, Macmillan's Library Edition uses the clean and pleasing typography of the definitive Wessex Edition; each volume includes the map of 'the Wessex of the Novels and Poems' as drawn by Hardy himself. COMPLETE SETS IN THIS CONDITION ARE VERY SCARCE

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        Photographs - Korean War - British Army Support of 29th Independt Infantry Brigade

      South Korea, 1950. South Korea, 1950-1951. Album of snapshot photographs from the Korean War, taken by an officer of British 29th Independent Infantry Brigade, serving with the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME), Telecommunications Section. Contains 76 photographs taken at Seoul, Chonan, Pyeongtaek, Sosa, Osan, Uijeongbu and Tokchon, each mounted with clear corners onto taupe cardstock leaves separated with tissue guards, with detailed manuscript captions. Oblong 8vo. string-tied album measuring approximately 31 x 22 cm, green cloth boards with gilt border. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 4,5 x 5,5 cm, and the largest 12 x 8,5 cm. Small and insignificant indentation to boards, otherwise in Very Good Condition, with vivid memorable photographs. Firsthand snapshot images by a British officer as he was participating in the Korean War between North and South, show various temporary work sites and tent camps established throughout South Korea, military men at work, as well as Korean civilians observing the foreigners while attempting to restore villages, homes and familiar routines. Serving in the British Army, and ultimately assisting the United Nations and the United States of America defend and protect South Korea, manuscript captions date these images from 5 November 1951, on the approach by sea toward Pusan Harbour on November, to the end of May 1951 whilst stationed in Seoul following the Battle of the Imjin River. The earliest photograph taken on land is at Cheonan, where a group snapshot of the "TECS" section pose together in front of the 10th Infantry Workshop, 4 February 1951. [As a transportation center, this was the site of an early engagement in the Korean War, the Battle of Cheonan.] Captioned 22 February 1951, one month the Battle of Kumyangjang-Ni which took place on 25 and 26 January 1951, a soldier is creating some sort of apparatus, aided by a young boy named Chang, near Kumyangjang-Ni, known popularly as K-Town. [During the Battle of Kumyangjang-Ni, the Turkish Brigade repulsed a Chinese force three times its size, although the brigade was ultimately decimated by repeated attacks by North Koreans and Chinese.] In Seoul, men are working near a school that had been shot with cannon fire, and a small photograph shows the Hangang bridge which crossed the Han River after it had been collapsed on 28 June 1950 by the South Korean Army itself, which ended defence of Seoul but saved the army from attack. [The bridge was filled with 4,000 refugees when it was bombed, the South Korean government estimating that 800 people died in the blast. The South Korean Fifth Division was also cut off from its retreat path. At 11:00 am, the North Korean Army reached the bridge and captured the city of Seoul.] We also find two photographs of the Seoul Capitol building, which has since been demolished due to its association with Japanese occupation. A single photograph captures early stages of construction of the America-built Pin Tail bridge over the lower Imjin River, at this time being a simple pontoon bridge which connected the Belgian infantry battalion with Route 11, the 29th Brigade?'s main line of supply and communication. [In April 1951 the Chinese People's Volunteer Army attacked United Nations (UN) positions on the lower Imjin River in an attempt to recapture the South Korean capital Seoul. The Battle of the Imjin River took place in the region defended primarily by British forces of the 29th Infantry Brigade, consisting of three British and one Belgian infantry battalions supported by tanks and artillery. Despite being greater in number, the Chinese were halted.] In May 1951 at Sosa, a small town near Ascom City, a photograph shows a street with bombed buildings and a wrecked military water truck was recovered in the night hours. Another truck is recovered in much better condition. An American vehicle is being off loaded for assistance. From these images, it seems that recovery of damaged equipment was a large part of this brigade's purpose, and, presumably making necessary repairs to get them back into immediate service. Alongside a riverbed near Osan, the officer photographed large trucks that served as a radar station. Elsewhere, camps and mechanical shops are setup at Chonan, Uijeongbu, Osan, Tokchon, and Pyeongtaek being represented herein. The British 29th Independent Infantry Brigade, whose endeavours are seen in this album, saw action during the third Battle for Seoul in late December 1950 and in the Chinese Spring Offensive (the Battle of the Imjin River) in April 1951. In July 1951, it was re-organized as 29th British Infantry Brigade and absorbed into the 1st Commonwealth Division, the brigade finished its tour of duty in November 1951. The 29th Brigade was an infantry brigade unit of the British Army, formed in August 1914 as part of the 10th (Irish) Division, of the first wave of Kitchener's Army (K1). It saw service during the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War, being re-mustered in 1950 after the outbreak of the Korean War as 29th Independent Infantry Brigade to reinforce the United Nations war effort. Upon arriving in Korea, in December 1950, it comprised the 1st Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, 1st Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment, 1st Battalion, the Royal Ulster Rifles, 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, C Squadron, 7th Royal Tank Regiment (specialised armour), 45 Field Regiment RA, 11 LAA Battery RA, and 170 Mortar Battery RA, plus supporting units. It also incorporated elements from non-British forces, including the Belgian United Nations Command. The brigade saw action during the third Battle for Seoul in late December 1950 and the Chinese Spring Offensive (the Battle of the Imjin River) in April 1951. In July 1951, it was re-organized as 29th British Infantry Brigade and absorbed into the 1st Commonwealth Division, the brigade finished its tour of duty in November 1951. The Government-General Building (1916-26), also known internationally as the "Seoul Capitol", was the chief administrative building in Keijo (English: Seoul) during Japanese rule in Korea and the seat of the Governor-General of Korea from 1926 until 1945. After independence the neoclassical building was the scene of numerous important events for the South Korean government, housing first the South Korean National Assembly, and later the National Museum of South Korea. As it was long felt to be a symbol of Japanese imperialism, and it impeded reconstruction of the Gyeongbokgung complex landmarks, it was demolished during 1995 to 1996. . Very Good.

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        Casanova - Premières amours - Illustrated with 16 etchings by Kees VAN DONGEN

      Editions de la Vieille France, Paris 1950 - - PRESENTATION : in-12 with full leather bound. - ILLUSTRATION : 16 original full page etchings by Kees VAN DONGEN. - PAPER : Verge d'Arches vellum. - SIZE : 16 x 9 cm (5"1/2 x4"). - REFERENCES : Juffermans 'Kees van Dongen - The Complete Graphic Work' JB 15. - LIMITED : 964 copies. - CONDITION : Very good, light deffects to the binding, inside very clean. ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        War or Peace

      New York: The Macmillan Company 1950 - 8vo., blue cloth lettered in red; chipped dust jacket. First edition, first printing. A presentation copy, inscribed: "To Phil Jessup, whose wise planning and sound execution provide good hope for lasting peace. With the high regard of John Foster Dulles, March 31, 1950," on the front endpaper. ---- Philip C. Jessup, a judge on the International Court of Justice and veteran U.S. diplomat, served as a U.S. representative to the United Nations General Assembly, as well as a member of the International Court of Justice at The Hague. He also served as a U.S. ambassador at large from 1949 until his resignation in 1953. During that time, he was one of the closest advisers of then-Secretary of State Dean Acheson. After Jessup was maligned by Senator Joe McCarthy for purported communist "affinities," Dwight D. Eisenhower heralded Jessup's "devotion to the principles of Americanism." McCarthy's charges kept Jessup from being reappointed to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations in 1951 but President Harry S. Truman made him an alternate delegate the following year. Eisenhower's Secretary of State, Dulles had participated in The Hague Peace Conference and the 1946-49 Assemblies of the United Nations. In "War or Peace," Dulles discussed Jessup's major role in ending the Soviet blockade of West Berlin. An extraordinary presentation copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Douze douzains de dialogues ou petites scènes amoureuses.

      - Sans lieu ni date, vers 1950. In-8 carré en feuillets sous double emboitage, dos de cuir bordeaux, titre doré en dos. Edition sur papier Japon. 138 pages de texte calligraphié + table. 12 gravures en couleurs très libres et attribuées à André Collot, dont la page de titre. Ex libris. Parfait état

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        PEBBLE IN THE SKY

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1950. First printing. Very good in very good dust jacket A short closed tear to the base of the spine affecting both the book and the dj (dj has tape repair to interior), some other minor rubbing and wear mostly to the folds of the dj and the ends of the spine) Asimov's first published novel - the first of many! An accident in a research facility, sent Joseph Schwartz to a far future earth, still inhabited but the people of Earth are outcasts, because their tiny world is radioactive. Classic science fiction combining both time travel and post-apocalyptic themes. 223 pp.

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        De Blijde en Onvoorziene Week. (With eight drawings by Karel Appel, hand-colored by himself).

      - (Paris, Cobra, 1950). 27.4 x 22.3 cm. (16) p. in wrappers. In red cloth clamshell box (Phoenix Bindery). Printed in an edition of [supposedly] 200 numbered copies. 1st edition. Fine specimen.* The original order form (with a drawing by Appel) is loosely inserted, the address strip cut off. (A facsimile order form including the strip is attached). [From the library of Albert Bontridder]. De Hand-reeks 1. Slagter 11. BHC 6.1. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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