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        Actuelles Chroniques 1944-1948 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1950. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1950, 12x19cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - First edition, one of 23 numbered copies on Holland paper, head drawing. Very nice copy as published. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 23 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Très bel exemplaire tel que paru.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Collected Impressions

      Knopf, UK 1950 - 1st Edition 1950. Flat signed inscription by the author to the endpaper. Signed Bowen books are very un-common. Book is very good++ with bright boards. Contents very good. The wrapper is very good+ Small loss to spine tips. Edges lightly worn in places. Price clipped. Digital images available upon request Ref 11139 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd PBFA]
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        L'Enfer. 4 volumes (2v textes - 2v suites)

      Paris, chez Jean Porson 1950 - Eaux-fortes originales de Édouard Goerg. Traduit de l'italien par L. Espinasse-Mongenet. 108 eaux-fortes, 2 pour les couvertures, 2 frontispices, 2 fleurons de titre (le même répété), 34 hors texte et 68 en-têtes ou culs-de-lampe. Le papier, filigrané, a fait l'objet d'une cuvée spéciale des Papeteries du Marais. Complet & Contrôlé. Édition tirée à 250 exemplaires. Celui-ci (N°22) un des 24 exemplaires de tête contenant une suite des 234 états intermédiaires, une suite des 108 illustrations du livre, 2 cuivres originaux encrés ayant servi à l'impression, 2 dessins originaux à l'encre de Chine signés par l'artiste. Complet & Contrôlé. Paris, chez Jean Porson - 1950. Pages volantes sous couverture illustrée rempliée. Chemises et Étuis illustrés. Parfait état. Format in-4°(34x27). Edition illustrée

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        Petites et Grandes Residences

      1950. DUCHÊNE, Achille. Petites et Grandes Residences. Introduction by Ernest de Ganay. [1], 6, [7] ff. Illustrated with 64 collotype prints, mostly from Duchêne's original drawings. Loose as issued in oblong folio format, housed in an folding box. Paris: Fondation Ligne à Beloeil, 1950. |~| Number 6 of 10 hors commerce copies from a total planned edition of 350. This splendid work was never published as almost the entire edition was destroyed while in storage. Some few years ago the Ligne Foundation was able to assemble eight sets from the estate of Duchêne and made three of them available for sale. Achille Duchêne, whose career spanned the years 1880 to 1940, was the architect in charge of redesigning the gardens of almost all the major French historic residences. This work documents the renovation of the gardens a la française after a long period of neglect during the 19th century. It is a celebration of the renaissance of traditional architecture and landscape gardening and marks the return to grande décoration. The portfolio comprises 64 plates executed in collotype on fine filigrane velin d'Arches paper. Most of the original drawings and designs for these garden images were executed by Duchêne, as well as a few after Henri Brabant, his student and collaborator. The grand residences of France, including Chambord, Le Marais, Voisins, Sully, as well as the grounds and gardens of great American estates such as those of the Vanderbilts and Wallachs, are included. The drawings are from a birds-eye view; many show plans and details of the grounds and garden layouts. The preface was written by Ernst de Ganay, one of the most important scholars of garden history from the first half of this century. The rediscovery and availability of a few copies of Petites et grandes résidences represents an important opportunity to study this beautiful and essential document of this phase of the traditional art of the French garden and to come to know the man whose love of gardens is made manifest in his words, "Je donnerai ma vie pour que les fleurs me parlent." Extremely rare, with OCLC listing on 4 copies worldwide: 2 in France, one at Dumbarton Oaks, and the other at the Getty. No copies at all are listed on ABPC.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        I Was There: The Personal Story of the Chief of Staff to Presidents Roosevelt's and Truman

      New York: Whittlesey House/ McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1950. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Mr. H.F. McLendon, Fleet Admiral, William D. Leahy U.S. Navy." Also inscribed by Harry Truman who wrote the foreword, "A great look from a great man- and my friend. Harry S. Truman Independence. March 15,1955." Some rubbing to the bottom cloth, near fine in a very good dust jacket with wear and tear, a chip to the spine crown and rear panel. Rare. Throughout almost five years from November, 1940, to the end of World War II in September, 1945, my duties placed me at pivotal points in the high command that accomplished the defeat of our enemies against what at times seemed heavy odds. These observations are based on participation in many historic discussions at which the course of the war was charted and at which attempts were made to map the road to peace. As Franklin D. Roosevelt's and Harry Truman's chief of staff, Admiral William D. Leahy was involved in most of the key decisions and conferences that won the war and saw the creation of the postwar world.

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      London: Faber and Faber, 1950. 1st English edition, full black cloth with gold lettering on spine, with printed dust jacket. (Gallup A61b.) A presentation copy, inscribed by T. S. Eliot upon publication, to Elisabeth Jungmann (Lady Beerbohm). Eliot was the editor of the present volume, as well as the publisher at Faber when this volume was issued. The inscription reads: "for / Elisabeth Jungmann / from T. S. Eliot / Sept. 1950" in blue fountain pen ink on the first FEP. At the time of publication, Elisabeth Jungmann was serving as Max Beerbohm's secretary and confidante, living in Genoa, and a neighbor of Ezra Pound. Soon after, Elisabeth Jungmann married Max Beerbohm. The relationship between Eliot and Pound is legendary, and both men enjoyed a mutual friendship as well with the Beerbohms. Far beyond just an interesting association copy, the present volume links two of the most influential early modern poets who edited and championed each other's work. Minimal wear to jacket not withstanding, a fine copy. Truly unique and one of a kind.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      New York: Works Publishing Inc, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, Twelfth Printing. Near Fine, lacking the dust jacket. A few small faint stains to cloth, light edge wear. Bookplate from previous owner on front paste down. A nice copy overall; A rare early printing of this A.A. cornerstone.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Burning Bright

      New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1950. First Printing. Hardcover. Very Fine/Near Fine. This is the first edition, first printing of the canonical American writer John Steinbeck's "play in story form" as it is subtitled, "First published by The Viking Press in November 1950" as noted in the copyright page. This presentation copy is very special indeed- it is from the estate of actress Lauren Bacall (1924-2014), & on the dedication page, just below the printed dedication "To, For, and because of Elaine"(who would become his third wife just after this book was first published), Steinbeck has hand-written in black ink: "And also for/Stephen/much love/(signed) John Steinbeck/(squiggly doodle-drawing)/Regards." Stephen is Stephen Bogart, the son of Bacall & legendary actor Humphrey Bogart. Presuming Steinbeck's undated citation was written at or near the time of publication, Stephen would have been a toddler, born the year before in early 1949. A most important, one-of-a-kind collectible with outstanding provenance & reference. Book in very fine condition with only lightest wear to top & bottom of cloth spine; very light browning to edges, endpapers & interior leaves. Unclipped dust jacket in near-fine condition with very mild creasing, rubbing & soiling to front, back covers & spine; mild, short chips, tears & wear along all edges; one vertical closed tear & horizontal crease forming a small rough rectangle at upper right corner of front cover. Signed by John Steinbeck with citation to Stephen Bogart, son of Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall.

      [Bookseller: Third Mind Books]
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        AUTC. ALMANSA, UNIÓN, TRABAJO, CONSTANCIA. Complejo Agroindustrial de Almansa. ALÍA (Badajoz)

      Empresa, Badajoz 1950 - 158 págs 16x22 cm Tapa dura, en carpesano Buen estado El ayer y el hoy del proyecto. Los trabajadores y sus actividades, los diferentes edificios, las actividades, las diferentes producciones, todo con fotos e ilustraciones en el reverso de las hojas, estas son en cartoncillo. Algunas fotos como : El ayer; La entrada; La capilla; La procesión; Casa del Guarda; Cursillo de Divulgación; Monte Pardo, descuaje y Chaparral en media luna; Chaparral en los Balcones; Zona regadio La Huerta; Regadio La Barranca; Regadio Los Godos; Vista General Gallinero, jardín y casa propietario; Bascula; Secadero de Tabaco; Ganado Lanar; Cochiqueras; Toro; Arado; etc. En total 66 fotos + 2 fotos dobles. Un pueblo nuevo donde colonos de otras partes y trabajadores de Alía, Castilblanco, Valdecaballeros y Guadalupe fundamentalmente implantaron las mas modernas técnicas agrícolas, probaron la última maquinaria recién importada de Alemania o Estados Unidos.

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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        Santipur in Indien; 1898 - 1954). Landschaft mit Haus. Öl auf Holz von 1950. Unten rechts signiert u. datiert. Gerahmt.,

      1950 - Der indische Maler Lalit Mohan Sen studierte einige Zeit am Londoner Royal College of Art und gehörte zu den Künstlern, die an der Ausschmückung des India House in London beteiligt waren.- In gedeckten Farben gehaltene Darstellung eines fensterlosen indischen Hauses, im Vordergrund zwei schlanke, kahle Bäume.- Verso vom Künstler handschriftlich bezeichnet: 'Presented to my friend E. Guenther with my compliments. L.M. Sen. Sept. 1950. Lucknow. India.'.- . Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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      Geoffrey Bles (1950), London - Lewis's classic Christian fable, the high spot of his Chronicles of Narnia series, here in its original first printing recently rebound in full brown morocco with gilt rules on the covers and gilt lettering and decorative devices on the spine and matching gilt-lettered black morocco spine labels. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Owner name on front endpaper; minor scratches to covers. Near Fine in an attractive binding [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Fish Hooks. Edgar Sealey & Sons. Brockhill Works, Redditch, England. "Octopus Brand" [Sample Book]

      Redditch, England: Edgar Sealey & Sons, 1950. With 12 printed sample cards, each with mounted sample hooks arranged by size (12 to 20 hooks per card); each card with printed label in upper corner identifying type of hook. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Blue cloth folding case, snap closure. Very good (some internal soiling). With 12 printed sample cards, each with mounted sample hooks arranged by size (12 to 20 hooks per card); each card with printed label in upper corner identifying type of hook. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Full array of fish hooks from this English manufacturer, active from the 1930s to the late 1950s. Sample cards for Hand Forged, Hand Forged Heavy Eyed, Forgé Renversé, Forgé Renversé Sliced, Italians, "Octopus", O.P., L.S., D.S., 5XDS, Dry Fly, Pennell's Sneck, Pennell's Limerick, and Sproat hooks.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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.

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      London. Collins. 1950. - Folio. 35.5cm, 188p., the first edition limited to 500 number and signedcopies, this being #166, signed by artist, with 134 sepia and tone platesand illustrations, bibliography, index of plates, half bound in tan finegrain book linen backed decorated paper over boards, lite green leatherlabel, original clear plastic wrapper, lacking the slip-case, fine copy. With signed mounted print of ballerina "Norma Shearer", in envelope laidin, Signed in the bottom margin in sepia brown conte drawing pencil, alsofine. (cgc) Lavishly illustrated with scenes of France and Spain andnumerous female nudes, a form that the artist was particularly noted for.Flint provides a background and description of each of his 134illustrations in which he used crayon, chalk, pen or pencil. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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      Imprenta Góngora Madrid. 1950. 34X26. Honadesa. 2Vol. 1Vol, LXIV+1h+658Pág+2h. 2Vol, 374Pág+2. 1er Volumen tirada de 3000 ejemplares. Raríssima Obra. II Congreso Internacional del Notariado Latino. Ilustre Colegio de Notarial de Madrid. Ref 13 Biblioteca A.. Edición Especial. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Excelente.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Gedenkausgabe der Werke, Briefe und Gespräche von Johann Wolfgang Goethe in 24 Bänden herausgegeben von Ernst Beutler. Hier in 24 Bänden komplett plus 3 Ergänzungsbände also 27 Bücher !

      Zürich und Stuttgart, Artemis Verlag, 1950.. Dünndruckausgabe !. 8°, zusammen ca. 21000 Seiten, Komplettes Exemplar der Jubiläums-Ausgabe im Artemis Verlag in grünen Leineneinbänden mit aufgedruckten roten und blauen Rückenschildchen und Bandnumerierung mit den 3 seltenen Ergänzugsbänden: 1. Briefe aus dem Elternhaus. / 2. Tagebücher. / 3. Registerband. - Die Einbände teils leicht berieben sonst guter Zustand - 1950-1972. Band 1: Gedichte - Band 2: Gedichte - Band 3: Epen, Divan, Theatergedichte - Band 4: Der junge Goethe - Band 5: Faust-Dichtungen - Band 6: Weimarer Dramen - Band 7: Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre - Band 8: Wanderjahre Urmeister - Band 9: Wahlverwandschaften, Novellen, Maximen - Band 10: Dichtung und Wahrheit - Band 11: Italienische Reise, Annalen - Band 12: Biographische Einzelschriften - Band 13: Schriften zur Kunst - Band 14: Schriften zur Literatur - Band 15: Übertragungen - Band 16: Naturwissenschaftliche Schriften - Band 17: Naturwissenschaftliche Schriften II - Band 18: Briefe 1764-1786 - Band 19: Briefe 1786-1814- Band 20: Briefe Goethe-Schiller - Band 21: Briefe 1814-1832 - Band 22: Gespräche 1752-1817 - Band 23: Gespräche 1817-1832 - Band 24: Gespräche mit Eckermann. c71436

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        [Photo Album]: South Africa 1950

      Oblong quarto. Blue spiral bound paper wrappers imprinted with "Photographs" in gilt. Some scrapes and the handwritten words "South Africa No. 2" on the front wrap, crease on the corner of one image, very good. 62 images (two images appear to be lacking, a couple have come loose). Mostly glossy gelatin silver prints ranging in sizes 3.5" x 2.5" to 8.5" x 6.5", over half of the images are captioned in white. Interesting images of a vacation in South Africa in 1950 (one image taken from shipboard captioned "Goodbye to South Africa. 10 Nov 1950"). Images of the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, Cape Province, the Seven Weeks Pass, and the Great Karroo. Apparently mostly a motor journey, there are images of various passes, images of the auto on and off the road, Eland cows and bulls, and an interesting panorama of Cape Town made up of five separate photos taken from Signal Hill. A series of larger images show indigenous people, wildebeests, the auto on a primitive man-powered river ferry, and some impressive wilderness scenes. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Archive of correspondence with an emotive typed letter, signed

      New York and Los Angeles: , 1950-2. 12 pages of correspondence, including 5 original letters, one over the signature of James C. Petrillo, as president of the American Federation of Musicians; three with the autograph ink-stamp of Charles R. Iucci, secretary of New York, Local 802 of the AFM, and an original telegram sent by him; a claim form against Parker made out by Elmer Fain, "business representative" of Local 767 in LA; together with Bird's moving appeal for his livelihood. Light toning, the Local 767 claim form browned, but overall very good. Revealing sequence of documents relating of an aspect of Bird's life, and character, not often illuminated in such a way - his almost pathological feud with the authorities that directly controlled access to the clubs and bars that were the essential arena for his creativity. These years were marked by an accelerated decline in his mental state, his life spiralling out of control, during which Parker was more or less continually in dispute with the The American Federation of Musicians - the musicians union, as represented by the endlessly intrusive New York Local 802, and also the national president himself Joseph Petrillo, notorious for having called the Recording Strike of 1942-4 which robbed posterity of a record of the development of be-bop - while he also drew hostile attention from the New York State Liquor Authority, advised by the NYPD, who had the revocation of his 'cabaret card' in their command. The archive highlights his coast-to-coast evasion of the AFM, and includes a heartfelt, and almost plausible, plea from Bird himself. The group opens with a letter from 1950 sent by Charles R. Iucci of Local 802 in New York to Paul L. Howard, the financial secretary of Local 767 in LA, requesting clarification of a notice relating to unpaid dues, a total of $21.50. Iucci explains that Bird has left for Europe, but Teddy Blume, Parker's personal manager during the "With Strings" tours of 1950, had assured him that Parker had "personally given his resignation to the President of your Local, after which they shook hands in token of good friendship". To which Howard replies, a little stiffly, advising "that [Parker] has not been in this jurisdiction for a year or more, at which time our former president was in office. Our succeeding President has never met Charley[sic.] Parker face to face," before concluding "we would appreciate any assistance you can give us in collecting the money from Mr. Parker". The next piece is from two years later, a claim form for Local 767 filed in June 1952 made out by Elmer Fain, a business manager for the local, and a man described as "severe business, no-nonsense, [who] scared everybody to death … this man just exuded competence and power, you know. He had the bylaws memorised. You know, he knew what was right, and he knew what the scales were" (Jackie Kelso, "Central Avenue Sounds", UCLA oral history project). Fain explains that in three attempts he has never been shown a union card or travelling book - a permit for a musician to play in jurisdictions other than his home local - by Charlie; "Since Charlie came here to get him [sic.] straight untill [sic.] now I haven't seen a card or book". As a result of the proceedings Parker was fined $350 for "playing an engagement at the Tiffany Club, and for Jazz at the Philharmonic Recording Company, while erased from membership" of the AFM. His response was a request to James Petrillo, the president of the AFM, for a stay of judgement subject to an appeal, "I am a family man and have been out of work for along time and find it impossible to pay this amount" (text published Vail, Bird's Diary, p.113). There follow a series of triple forte choruses in the key of outrage, with Leo McCoy Davis of 767 signing off; "While we do not know about Parker's financial business, it is noted that he was earning $750 per week when he played the Tiffany Club, and in addition, he was earning extra money making recordings. He is a very popular musician, and if he is out of work, it is no doubt due to his conduct, which is very poor". With reference to Vail it clear that Bird was still gigging regularly, if controversially, with a problematic residency at the Say When Club in San Francisco in June-July, recording sessions at Zorthian's Ranch in Altadena in August, and, back in New York in September, a broadcast from Birdland and a benefit at the Rockland Ballroom, and no doubt more lost to history during the confused period of his life. Remarkably Parker was apparently never subject to a narcotics bust per se, he "survived countless pat-downs, raids, and ransacking of rooms … he always seemed to be one jump ahead of the 'narcs'. His luck, and supposed immunity from the bust, became part of the Parker legend" (Russell, Bird Lives!, p.304). However, his "cabaret card" was pulled sometime in 1951, essentially on suspicion, forcing him to play only theatre engagements or out of town for around a year, and the final document here, a letter from Iucci to Local 767, shows that from January 1953 he had also been "terminated from Local 802 for failure to pay" the fine of $350. The unquestionable genius of Charlie Parker has sometimes blinded people to his less appealing side. He has been tellingly described as "a reckless virtuoso … whose music embodies the contradictions of the man. He demonstrated complete control of his horn, even as his personal life spun out of control … An addict who would steal or con for a fix, he was beloved by friends and family" ( encyclopaedia). These bureaucratic proceedings offer a clear-eyed, if vindictive, view of Bird the risk-taker; Bird the wheedling junkie, the personality described on his admission to Bellevue as "ingratiating" (Russell, p.334); and also reveal a glimpse of his persistent, if perhaps delusional, desire for normality, to be the "family man" that he impersonated with "a rolled copy of The New York Times tucked under one arm" during his brief glimpse of almost suburban happiness with Chan (Russell, p.302). This period represented "the peak of Parker's commercial success … but one fatal flaw remained - his addiction drugs" (p.303), fuelling his self-destructive fugue from success, his decline and tragic death in 1955.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        nach Goya: El tres de Mayo,

      1950 - Ölbild ca 1950, keine JA; Ölbild auf Leinen, ungerahmt, an ein paar Stellen beschabt und ein paar Kratzer, ansonsten ein sehr schöne Kopie eiens Ausschnitts des berühmten Werkes von Goya 125x100cm Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      C. C. Meinhold & Söhne in Dresden., Dresden, 1950 - Farbige Lithographie. Dresden, C. C. Meinhold & Söhne in Dresden. o. J. (um 1950). Bildformat: 88 x 64 cm. Schuldwandbild.

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz AG]
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        A DROP OF DEW.

      FIRST, ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED & SIGNED EDITION BY KAZUO HEARN[Tokyo 1950, - Hokuseido]. Buff boards, slipcase, very clean,21 x 27.5 cm., double signed by Kazuo Koizumi Hearn's son,silver flecked paper covers, gold stamped,deckle edge paper.FIRST AND ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 350 DOUBLE SIGNED Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        High-Speed Computing Devices.

      New York, McGraw-Hill, 1950. 8vo. In the original full cloth with the original dust-jacket. Dust-jacket with light miscolouring to spine and and a tear to capitals. Small tear to upper part of the back to dust-jacket. A very fine and clean copy. XIII, (1), 451 pp.. First edition in the rare original dust-jacket of the first textbook on digital computers. It constitutes "the first genuine textbook on computing techniques and computer hardware, was a pioneering book that influenced both American and foreign computer developments." (Tomash-Erwin E14)"High-Speed Computing Devices was written to satisfy a perceived need, following the end of World War II, for a compendium of technologies applicable to the emerging field of the electronic digital computer. Because published technical information was scarce in the US, there can be little question that the book was an important contribution to the computer literature of the 1950s. For today's student of computer history, whether a professional historian or a history buff, the book, with its state-of-the-art picture of the period 1947 through 1949, establishes a well-documented baseline for tracking and evaluating subsequent technological progress" (A.A. Cohen, "Introduction", Charles Babbage Institute Reprint Series Edition of the ERA Report, 1983)."It provides the best picture of the state of the industry in its infancy. Ostensibly written as a report to the Office of Naval Research, the work was really undertaken on behalf of the Naval cryptographic establishment. Engineering Research Associates, ERA, was a group formed primarily from demobilized World War II naval cryptographers. It presents a discussion of the mechanical and electrical (both analog and digital) devices that could be usefully incorporated into computing machines. Although it does not survey the computer projects then underway, it does occasionally discuss individual machines in the context of integrating devices into complete systems. Engineering Research Associates (ERA) later became a division of Remington Rand and then of Sperry Rand." (Tomash-Erwin E14)Tomash-Erwin E14

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        The Martian Chronicles.

      Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1950 - A Fine hardcover copy in pale dull green cloth stamped in maroon at spine, in a Fine pale reddish-orange and blue dustwrapper, not price-clipped. The spine of the book is slightly toned. The jacket has no chipping, no tears, and there is no staining. The text and endpapers are clear and unmarked. 222pp. Simply a superb example of one of Bradbury's most famous early sci-fi novels. Q03393 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Revista Luna y Sol. Facticio. 1950 completo. 8 años correlativos completos (1955-1962), Encuadernados en 18 tomos.

      Graficas Reunidas, Madrid - 18 tomos con 6 revistas cada uno. 1950 y 1955-1962, unas 82pp aprox cada revista. conserva rustica original revistas Revista Luna y sol, el escaparate de la revista de sociedad y estilo de vida de la época, dedicada a toda la familia LUNA Y SOL dirigida a gente moderna con valores tradicionales, gente con buen gusto, que disfruta con las cosas bien hechas, Luna y Sol cuenta con un cuaderno para mujer, La Luna, otro para hombre, El Sol y también para los más jóvenes Las Estrellas. Además de los temas de sociedad (fiestas, presentaciones, exposiciones ) la revista cuenta con muchas secciones interesantes como moda, belleza, psicología, medicina, derecho, economía, libros, viajes, escapadas, cine, teatro, restaurantes e ideas para organizar el tiempo libre. Imprescindible para conocer los pormenores y las inquietudes de la alta sociedad aristocrática de época franquista. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wengen / Affiche.

      Druck: Gebr. Fretz AG Zürich. o.J. um 1950,. 73x105. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        The Harvard Advocate

      Cambridge, MA: Advocate House, 1950. Very Good. Gorey, Edward. Cambridge, MA: Advocate House, 1950: Volume 134, Number 1, the "Registration Issue." Features a cover illustration by Edward Gorey, marking his first published illustration. This issue also contains three works from Gorey's Harvard roommate, Frank O'Hara. In Near Fine condition. Light toning at edge of wraps, light chipping, mostly to rear. A few small indents to front cover. Splits starting at head and tail. A handsome copy.

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        Den okända släkten.

      - Stockholm; Bonniers, 1950. Originalupplaga. 19,5x13 cm. 138, (2, 2 blanka) s. Häftad med tryckt omslag. Ryggen lätt blekt och med obetydligt nötta ryggändar. Det överdimensionerade omslaget är aningen veckat i yttre och nedre marginalerna. Fin inlaga. Dedikation: "Till Kristina med hjärtlig hälsning från tillgivne Författaren / 24 april 1950". [?To Kristina with cordial greeting from the affectionate Author?]. Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973), Swedish journalist, social critic, and one of Sweden?s foremost authors of the 20th century. He was born in Algutsboda in the province of Småland, where his father served as a soldier. Moberg worked in his youth with farming and forestry. After a few years of schooling, he worked as a journalist at different provincial newspapers, in which he also published his first short stories. His breakthrough as an author came in 1927 with the novel ?Raskens. The Story of a Soldier?s Family?, where he depicts the life of the tenant farmers in 19th century Småland. His foremost work, which has been widely translated and is considered one of the finest epic works in Swedish 20th century literature, is ?The Emigrant Novels? (1949-1959). In this tetralogy he describes the Swedish emigration to North America through the story of the farmer Karl Oskar Nilsson and his wife Kristina. Moberg was politically engaged and always fought for individual rights, and for the abolition of the monarchy and the State Church of Sweden. He intervened in affairs of corrupt legal practice and published the bestselling book ?Why I am a Republican? (1955). His political views were inspired by his visits to USA and by the Swiss constitution. Moberg had a love affair with a woman named Kristina, whose name he used for the main character Kristina from Duvemåla of ?The Emigrant Novels? This love affair has remained unknown for over half a century, until a collection of his novels, all inscribed by Moberg to Kristina [Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005)], appeared on the market. Judging from the tone in the inscriptions, the relation between Moberg and Kristina was initially intimate and loving, and gradually devolving into affection. In the early inscriptions from the 1940s Moberg writes, for instance: ?To Kristina, my confidant and beloved!?, and in the play ?Chastity? he writes: ?Vilhelm Moberg?s chastity ? what is left of it is hereby dedicated to Kristina? The later in-scriptions from the 1960s contain phrases like: ?with a devout greeting? and ?from her affectionate Vilhelm? In the copy of ?The Emigrants? (?Utvandrarna?, 1949) Moberg writes: ?To Kristina, my be loved, who has lent her name to the female main character in this book, with gratitude and love from The Author.? In the last inscription, in the pocket edition of ?The Emigrant Novels? from 1969, he returns to the fact that she has given her name to Kristina from Duvemåla, which shows that the thought of her had occupied his mind during all these years, and it is also a sign of her probable influence on his writing from 1945 onwards. What further strengthens this opinion is the copy of ?Our Unborn Son?, a play from 1945, which deals with the issue of abortion. This is the only one of these books that has been bestowed with a fine leather binding, with a pocket at end of the volume where Kristina has collected newspaper cuttings on the book and its author, suggesting that the theme of this novel was essential to her. The book was translated into Danish in 1947, and in the collection there is a copy of the Danish edition which has been inscribed to Kristina by the translator thus: ?? This book, which is partly about you?? [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Harvard Advocate

      Cambridge, MA: Advocate House, 1950. Very Good. Gorey, Edward. Cambridge, MA: Advocate House, 1950: Volume 134, Number 1, the "Registration Issue." Features a cover illustration by Edward Gorey, marking his first published illustration. This issue also contains three works from Gorey's Harvard roommate, Frank O'Hara. In Near Fine condition. Light toning at edge of wraps, light chipping, mostly to rear. A few small indents to front cover. Splits starting at head and tail. A handsome copy.

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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 Tafeln Textheft 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; Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 5400 [Attributes: Soft 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, buff endpapers. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine very slightly rolled, edges faintly foxed; an excellent copy in the bright, unclipped, with lightly rubbed extremities and a few nicks to spine ends. First edition, first impression. With a compliments slip laid-in, inscribed by the author: "Love & Best Wishes for Christmas. Graham.

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        Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London.

      c. 1950 - Gelatin silver print. Dimensions: 207 by 152mm. View of Trafalgar Square taken between two columns from the portico of the National Gallery.

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        Lucky Dog].

      c.'s 1950 - Silver Gelatin Print. Very good tonal range and in good condition. Photographer's title on verso. Dimensions: 15 x 20 cm.

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        Hotel Terrace In The Clouds.

      c.'s 1950 - Gelatin silver print. Photographer's stamped credit on reverse, printed title and description on paper attached to the reverse; crease to lower left-hand side, otherwise good. Dimensions: 23.9 x 19.2 cm. Haiti. A hotel in the clouds. Guests relax at the Obelin hotel near Kenscoff with the cloud covered mountain in the distance. Its one of the most beautiful spots on the island. (description on reverse).

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        A Giant Waterpipe

      c.'s 1950 - Gelatin silver print. 15.8cm x 18.3cm. 'James Carr' label and ink title on reverse. Creases to right-hand side otherwise good. misc

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        Yugoslavia, Bosnia

      c.'s 1950 - Gelatin silver print. 16.2cm x 22.6cm. Photographer's title and ink signature on the reverse. Occupied town of Nostar. (Description on reverse).

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        Dipping into the Trafalgar Square Fountain, London].

      c. 1950 - Gelatin silver print. In good condition. Dimensions: 166 by 136mm.

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        Wild West.

      c.'s 1950 - Gelatin silver print (15 cm x 19.2 cm). Photographer's credit on German publisher's label on reverse.

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        Lot of 33 books by Michel Deon, many inscribed

      NRF and various 1950-2000, Paris - Lot of 33 books by Michel Deon. All paperbacks and most most later printings. From the estate of Franz & Margaret Oppenheimer; Franz was a German Jewish immigrant who went to the University of Chicago in the early 40s, was friendly with Hannah Arendt and studied law and philosophy, eventually becoming an attorney specializing in international economics, based in Washington DC. LIST OF BOOKS -- 1. Les Trompeuses Espérances. Trade paperback with bellyband, 1990 printing. Inscribed. Near fine. 2. Thomas et l'infini, récit pour enfants. 1978. Small paperback. Inscribed. Near fine. 3. Un parfum de jasmin. 1978. Small paperback, spine creasing, not inscribed. 4. Un déjeuner de soleil. 1981. Trade paperback with bellyband, very good. Inscribed. 5. Bagages pour Vancouver. 1985. Trade paperback with dust jacket, faded at spine else near fine. Inscribed. 6. La Carotte et le Bâton. 1980. Trade paperback with dust jacket, some edgewear else VG. Inscribed. 7. Pages françaises, récits. 1999. Trade paperback with bellyband, very good, some soil, not inscribed, some pencil notes on last page by one of the Oppenheimers. 8. Les Trompeuses Espérances. 1993. Small paperback, near fine, inscribed. 9. Le Prix de l'Amour. 1992. Trade paperback with bellyband, near fine, inscribed. 10. La Montée du soir. 1987. Trade paperback, very good, not inscribed, with FO's penned name, light wear. 11. Un Souvenir. 1990. Trade paperback with bellyband, near fine, inscribed. 12. La Chambre de ton père. 2004. Trade paperback, with FO's name, very good, not inscribed. 13. Je ne veux jamais l'oublier. 1976. Small paperback, not inscribed, one page loose, good. 14. Ma vie n'est plus un roman. 1987. Paperback, inscribed, very good. 15. Lettre à un jeune Rastignac. 1956. Paperback, near fine. Not inscribed. 16. Les gens de la nuit. 1974. Paperback, very good, not inscribed. 17. Mégalonose. 2000. Trade paperback with bellyband, near fine, not inscribed. 17. La Montée du soir. 1987. Trade paperback with dust jacket. Near fine, not inscribed. 18. Mes arches de Noé. 1978. Trade paperback with dust jacket, inscribed, jacket with fraying to edges and light soil. 19. Les Vingt Ans du jeune homme vert. 1977. Trade paperback with dust jacket, jacket somewhat shelfworn, inscribed. 20. Another copy. Small paperback, very good, not inscribed, but with laid in polaroid of author. 21. Ariane ou L'Oubli. 1992. Paperback. Near fine, inscribed. 22. Parlons- En.conversation. 1993. Trade paperback with bellyband, very good, inscribed, with some notations by one of the Oppenheimers on the last pages, in pencil. 23. Un Taxi Mauve. 1977. Trade paperback with dust jacket, very good, inscribed. 24. Le Jeune Homme Vert. 1977. Trade paperback with dust jacket, shelfworn, good plus, inscribed. 25. Another copy, in a different dust jacket, also from 1977, inscribed, near fine. 26. La Corrida. 1979. Trade paperback with dust jacket, near fine, inscribed. 27. Je vous écris d'Italie. 1984. Trade paperback. Inscribed. Good copy, spine creases, spine cocked, well read. 28. Another copy. Near fine with bellyband. Also inscribed. 29. Taisez-vous j'entends venir un ange. 2001. Trade paperback with bellyband, near fine, inscribed. 30. La cour des grands. 1996. Trade paperback with bellyband, not inscribed, with Oppenheimer ownership signature, very good copy with some wear. 31. Mégalonose supplement aux Voyages du Gulliver. 1967. Trade paperback, near fine, not inscribed. 32. Tout l'amour de monde. 1978. Small paperback, very good, not inscribed. 33. Les poneys sauvages. 1979. Small paperback, near fine, not inscribed [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dianetics. The Modern Science of Mental Health

      Hermitage House, New York 1950 - The Foundation of the Church of Scientology With this book, Hubbard, erstwhile science fiction writer, created the Bible of the the Church of Scientology. Green cloth. Spine a little faded, a very good copy in very good dust jacket $4.00 on Flap Introduction by J.A. Winter, M.D. xxvii, 452pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health

      New York: Hermitage House, 1950. Introduction by J.A. Winter, M.D. xxvii, 452pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Green cloth. Spine a little faded, a very good copy in very good dust jacket $4.00 on Flap. The Foundation of the Church of Scientology With this book, Hubbard, erstwhile science fiction writer, created the Bible of the the Church of Scientology.

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        Primer on Alcoholism: How People Drink, How to Recognize Alcoholics, and What to Do About Them

      Rinehart & Co.. Hardcover. New York, 1950. 8vo, red cloth, 216 pp. The scarce first edition of Mann's important work on alcoholism. n 1945 Mann became inspired with the desire to eliminate the stigma and ignorance regarding alcoholism, and to encourage the "disease model" which viewed it as a medical/psychological problem, not a moral failing. She helped start the Yale School of Alcohol Studies (now at Rutgers), and organized the National Committee for Education on Alcoholism (NCEA), now the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence or NCADD. First editions of Primer on Alcoholism are extremely rare. This copy is in very good condition. Contemporary pencil notes from an A.A. member on front free endpaper and some faint pencil marks in text, which we have chosen to leave since they represent an early engagement with Mann's work. Otherwise excellent with light normal wear. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1950. First Edition.

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        Contes et nouvelles en vers.

      Paris, Aux dépens d'un amateur, 1950, - 2 vol. in-4, plein maroquin violine, dos lisses et plat ornés aux angles de fleurons dorés et mosaïqués rouge en forme de coquilles, doublures et gardes de daim vieux rouge, tranches dorées sur témoins, couvertures et dos conservés, étui bordé (Madeleine Gras), 270 et 417 pp. Magnifique édition imprimée sur les presses à bras de Fequet et Baudier et ornée de 76 lithographies originales de Derain tirées par Mourlot. Un des 160 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Montval, dans une splendide reliure doublée de la grande artiste lyonnaise Madeleine Gras. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        11 (= 7+1+3) eigenh. Briefe, Brief- und Postkarten.

      Radolfzell, Hemmenhofen und o. O., 1950 bis 1968.. Zusammen 15½ SS. auf 11 Bll. Gr.-4to und qu.-8vo.. An seinen Biographen Otto Conzelmann, den Herausgeber zahlreicher Dix betreffender Werke, vielfach in Ausstellungs- bzw. Veröffentlichungsfragen. A) "[...] Falls L[utz] & M[aier] die Kassler Kollektion nicht will / Ich weiß nicht, ob man im Osten Wert drauf legt dortliegendes Ost-Geld zu nehmen, ich glaube daß ihnen Devisen lieber sind. Dr. Passarge [d. i. Walter P., Leiter der Kunsthalle Mannheim] dem ich wegen der Kasseler Kollektion schrieb, meint er wolle 1951 eine große Schau der ganzen Entwicklung zeigen. Das wäre also / I. die Nationalgalerie / II. Moritzburg in Halle und III. Mannheim. Das gibt auch wieder eine komplizierte Organisationsarbeit [...]" (18. I. 1950). - B) "[...] Wir haben keine Neujahrsfreude gehabt, denn Nelly ist schwer erkrankt und mußte am Sylvester nach Singen ins Krankenhaus fortgebracht werden [und verstarb zwei Tage darauf]. Dr. Löffler schrieb mir daß er gern das Buch von Melichar = 'Überwindung des Modernismus' [hätte]. Da Sie es wahrscheinlich in Stuttgart besser kaufen können wäre ich Ihnen dankbar wenn Sie es ihm schickten [...]" (7. I. 1955). - C) Mit der Bitte um Hilfe bei der Bearbeitung eines Tonband-Interviews, das er anläßlich seiner Ausstellung "Der Krieg" Franz Larese, dem Mitinhaber der veranstaltenden Erker-Galerie in St. Gallen gegeben hatte: "[...] Anbei finden Sie eine Rederei von mir [...] Sie ist natürlich unter viel Alkohol entstanden. Nun will Larese, das in der Buchausgabe der Kriegsradierungen abdrucken. Sagen Sie, ist das nicht rechtes Gequatsche ich meine zu nackt? [...] Wenn Sie etwas damit machen können, streichen Sie lustig so viel Sie wollen, besonders die vielen Wiederholungen und das Besoffene Deutsch [...]" (8. I. 1963). - D) Über den ungarischen Maler Rudolf Diener-Denes: "[...] Die Bilder von Diener erinnern mich an den Stil meiner Arbeiten in den frühen 20iger Jahren. Ich habe auch damals versucht die Wirklichkeit in präzisen Formen u. in wenigen Farben schwarz weiß braun grau auszudrücken. Aber auch das tragischgroteske gemischt mit dem erotischen deutet auf eine innere Verwandtschaft mit mir hin [...]" (27. II. 1964). - E) "[...] Ich malte ein Aquarell Roussillon in Totalansicht von links. Das Blatt ist längst verkauft weiß nicht mehr, wer es hat. 'Vaucluse' ist aus der Erinnerung in Dresden auf den Stein gezeichnet [...]" (6. X. 1964). - F) Über seinen bevorstehenden 75. Geburtstag: "[...] Ich muß am 20. Nov. nach Dresden u. Gera, denke daß ich am 28. zurück bin. Am 2. Dez. ist hier ein Empfang im Hause, aber am 1. Dez ein feines Essen mit nahen Freunden in der Alten Rheinmühle in Büsingen. Sie sind dazu eingeladen[...] Wir kommen am 7. November nach Stuttgart wo am 8. ein Essen bei Herrn Kießinger stattfindet, darauf Ausstellungseröffnung um 18 Uhr und dann Premiere des russischen Staatszirkus [...]" (12. X. 1966). - G) Verärgert über einen Zeitungsbericht zur Gesamtschau seiner Werke in Hamburg: "[...] Saumäßig, so eine Kritik, ob das eine Neonazischweinerei ist? man weiß nie, von woher es wieder losgeht da ja Nazismus keine Parteiangelegenheit ist sondern eine Charaktereigenschaft der Deutschen (vielen Deutschen) [...]" (16. I. 1967). - H) Den Versand einiger Werke betreffend: "[...] Wenn Sie nicht alle Fotos schicken (auch die welche Sie von mir haben) geht es überhaupt nicht. Sie schreiben z. B. 'Felsen auf Sardinien' da gibt es mindestens 3 Stück oder mehr. Ich bin gerade beim Malen (Gott sei Dank wieder mal) und kann das Zeug nicht machen [...]" (12. IX. 1967). - I: "[...] Besten Dank für Ihren Brief. Jetzt weiß ich nun ganz genau daß ich niemals in England ausstellen darf [...]" (22. X. 1968). - Meist gelocht.

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