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        I, ROBOT.

      New York: Gnome Press, (1950) - HC 1st ed - First printing. Asimov's second book, a collection of nine interlocked stories tracing the development of robots over 75 years. The final story is "The Evitable Conflict" in which the machines that made the world of the 21st century an economic utopia take control of Mankind's future. Asimov's most influential book, this begins with his postulation of the "Three Laws of Robotics." Basis for the film of the same title. 253 pp. Very good in original red cloth with black lettering in a very good dust jacket (some light foxing to the edges of the textblock and the endpapers, offsetting to the endpapers, small white spot near lower corner of front board, corners slightly bumped, spine of dust jacket sunned to gray as is common with this title, minor edgewear and rubbing) Despite the flaws, this is overall a clean, tight and straight copy. LIMITED TIME SALE: All prices shown have been REDUCED by 25% for the ABEBOOKS SALE. Free wrapping on request - go 'green' with reusable fabric or traditional paper. Dust jackets are protected with archival covers, and books are carefully packed for shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookfever, IOBA (Volk & Iiams)]
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        Tintin au pays de l'Or noir

      Casterman 1950 - In-4 (23 x 30,5 cm), album cartonné, dos jaune, 62 pages, 4e plat B4, EO, pages de garde bleu foncé, titre au 1er plat : Au pays de l'Or noir ; coiffes, coins et bords des plats légèrement frottés, quelques petites marques d'usage sur les plats, petite marque au stylo sur la première garde, par ailleurs bon état général. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CONAN THE CONQUEROR .

      New York: Gnome Press, Inc. Publishers, [1950] - Octavo, cloth. First edition. First book of the Gnome Press Conan series. Novel-length story first published as a five-part serial in WEIRD TALES, December 1935 through April 1936 as "The Hour of the Dragon." Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3- 182, Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 50. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels 8. Tiny spot to front cover, a fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#138582) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I, Robot

      New York: Gnome Press, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Fading to cloth at top and side edge of front board, as well as edges; light fraying at corners. Light reading wear to spine. Previous owner bookplate to front free end paper, with associated waviness to page; faint staining to half-title page. A solid copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Framed Inscribed Vintage Photograph

      1950 - Australian-American actor best known for his swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films. He died at age 50. Exceptional heavy-stock vintage 10 x 8-inch photo -- a half-body portrait image, circa 1950, inscribed with a large ballpoint pen signature: "Greetings to Ray - Sally and Commander Olindorff, Errol Flynn." Excellent contrast and fine condition. Matted in off-white and set in a brown and gold frame measuring 15.5 x 13.75 inches. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

      Geoffrey Bles, London 1950 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Published 1950" printed on the copyright page. A magnificent copy. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears with minor repair. The book is bound in the original publisher's blue cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The boards are crisp with slight wear to the panels. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. We buy C.S. Lewis First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GORMENGHAST.

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1950 - Octavo, cloth. First edition. Second book of the "Gormenghast" sequence. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-285. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 64. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 10. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 868. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1947-53. Reginald 11244. Light offsetting to the front and rear free endpapers, a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing along lower edge and mild age tanning to spine panel. (#138542) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Invisible Glass

      New York: Greenberg. (1950). First. First edition. Octavo. Slight bumping and wear to spine ends, else about fine in rubbed and price-clipped very good dustwrapper with a few small nicks and tears. Laid in is a Typed Letter Signed ("Loren Wahl") to Dr. Noel J. Cortes dated in 1951, responding to Cortes' inquiry of the publisher inquiring about purchasing the manuscript of this novel; Wahl offers to discuss it with him. Wahl published a second novel in 1959, Confetti For Gino, under the name Lorenzo Madalena. Like John Horne Burns' The Gallery, The Invisible Glass is set among American service personnel serving in Italy during World War II. A doomed love story which breaks three taboos: love between men, love across the racial divide, and love between an officer and an enlisted man. Contemporary critics were dismissive of the novel's gay content, preferring instead to commend it (where they commended it at all) for its sympathetic and insightful handling of the role played by black servicemen during the war. A better than usual example of a very scarce title, one much more candid in its treatment of homosexuality than The Gallery, which it resembles. Slide, Lost Gay Novels, p. 46. .

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        BENJAMIN GRAHAM - THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR - FIRST EDITION 3rd Printing w/ "A-Z"

      Harper & Brothers: New York, 1950. THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR - A Book of Practical Counsel, by BENJAMIN GRAHAM. Published by Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York. FIRST EDITION, likely Third Printing. "Copyright 1949" is the only date stated on the copyright page, and there is the letter code "A-Z" at the bottom of the copyright page. Though Harper & Brothers usually stated "First Edition" in its books at this time, this was one of the exceptions; i.e. it did not state "first edition" but instead simply used its letter code for identification. It is presumed that the code "D-Y" (April 1949) was the first printing, with a second 1949 printing being lettered "K-Y" (November 1949). This "A-Z" (January, 1950) is, I believe, the third printing. You can easily find Harper & Brothers Letter Codes online. Hardcovers, 5.5" x 8.5", 276 pages. Original NAVY BLUE CLOTH COVERED BOARDS with GILT TITLING TO THE SPINE. and Harper & Brothers blind stamped colophon on the front cover.. This is the same binding as the First Printing (later printings had different bindings). NO DUSTJACKET. Condition: The covers have some wear to their spine ends and corner tips, rubbing to their folds and edges, and some rubbing to the spine, but are still solid and doing their job well; there is a bb-size stain to the top page edges (page edges of the closed book); there is a previous owner's name/address/phone rubber-stamped at the bottom of the front pastedown; there is clear tape reinforcement neatly applied to the gutter edge of the title-page and its facing page, and to the dedication page and the facing "Contents" page - the tape does not touch text, it extends for approx. 1/4" along the gutter of all 4 pages; there is underlining in red pencil to sections of 24 pages; there is NO noticeable foxing or toning, the pages are bright and clear. Overall a complete, solid, presentable, used copy. VERY RARE, EARLY "A-Z" (January 1950) PRINTING of this BIBLE of STOCK MARKET INVESTING. The only earlier printing I found for sale was a "K-Y" (November 1949 - probable second printing), selling for $6,500 with DJ. As of this writing, I found several LATER (i.e. not as scarce) but still early printings for sale online, including a "C-A" (March 1951) printing for $3,500 with dj, a "C-A" (March 1951) printing for $1,950 without dj; (please note that both of these "C-A" editions have the much less desirable LATER BINDING); and a "D-C" (April 1953) printing for $2,022 with no dj, and also with the later binding. As BENJAMIN GRAHAM would say, be an intelligent investor and do your own research! And as I would add, Have Fun doing it! Good

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        ORIGINAL DRAWING of "Pepito the Bad Hat" (Madeline and the Bad Hat (1956)

      Bemelmans 1950 - Original ink and color crayon drawing of Pepito the Bad Hat. This lovely drawing measures 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches and is SIGNED by Ludwig Bemelmans below the image. Introduced in Madeline and the Bad Hat (1956), Pepito the Spanish Ambassador's son gets into all sorts of mischief before little Madeline straightens him out. The Bad Hat is almost as beloved as red-headed Madeline herself. This picture was one of several "portraits" of the famous characters Ludwig Bemelmans painted for exhibition in the late 1950s. It can be spotted in the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan movie "You've Got Mail" (1998) Overall, a wonderful copy SIGNED by the author. We buy ORIGINAL Art by Ludwig Bemelmans. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Martian Chronicles

      Doubleday & Company, Inc New York 1950 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. This copy is AUTHENTICALLY SIGNED by Ray Bradbury. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket is vibrant in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition and appears UNREAD. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A magnificent copy of this true first edition SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Pebble in the Sky

      Doubleday 1950 - First Edition, First Printing. Near Fine, in a Very Good dust jacket with price intact. Light edge wear to cloth. The dust jacket shows rubbing, toning, edge wear, with chipping and a bit of loss to the top end of the spine and top edge of the rear panel. A nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        3 Filles de leur Mère.

      Réalisé exclusivement pour un group de bibliophiles 1897 [d.i. Paris, um 1950.] - 4°. 151 S. und |12 handkolorierte eindeutig erotische Radierungen|. Rotes Halbmaroquin auf drei falschen Bünden. Goldgepr. Titel. Kopfgoldschnitt. Eins von 350 numerierten Exemplaren "aux dépens d'un amateur pour ses amis exclusivement." (Impressum). Illustriert mit |12 handkolorierten Radierungen| auf Tafeln; zwei davon als Frontispiz: sie zeigen die Mutter und ihre Töchter mal bekleidet und mal nackt. Der nicht genannte Künstler ist |Edouard Chimot|. Es ist dies eins seiner berühmtesten Werke mit erotisch sehr expliziten Darstellungen. Breitrandiger Druck auf unbeschnittenem Bütten; Titel zweifarbig. Leicht berieben. Vereinzelt minimal braunfleckig. Eine Tafel mit kleinem Abrieb. Gutes Exemplar. Dutel 2524. Pia 1340f. Drouot, Imp. Biblio. 145. Bertolotti, Curiosa S. 54f. Vgl. Selten & Gesucht, S. 150f. -------- [Chimot.] P. L. [d.i. Pierre Louÿs]. 3 Filles de leur Mère. Réalisé exclusivement pour un groupe de bibliophiles 1897 [i.e. Paris, vers 1950.] 4°. 151 pp. et 12 eaux-fortes. Reliure demi-marocain titre doré. Un des 350 exemplaires numérotés, imprimés « aux dépens d'un amateur pour ses amis exclusivement » . Les 12 eaux-fortes, coloriées à la main, sur planches, dont 2 comme frontispices ; elles montrent la mère avec leurs filles parfois habillées, parfois nues. L'artiste, non mentionné, est Edouard Chimot. Un de ses ouvrages les plus célèbres, illustré d'un caractère très libre. Bon etat. Dutel 2524. Pia 1340f. Drouot, Imp. Biblio. 145. Voir Selten & Gesucht, S. 150f. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Suisse Centrale - Central Switzerland. (Urnersee mit Urirotstock). Coll.: ?La Suisse terre de beauté - Beautiful Switzerland.

      Zürich, Wolfsberg, s.d., vers 1950, - 61x64 cm Affiche signée dans l?image ?A.C. 45?, éditée par l?Office central suisse du tourisme. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        The Martian Chronicles [Signed Bookplate Laid in]

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1950. First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 222pp. Cloth a hint discolored, two small, unobtrusive strips of yellowed tape to upper and rear jacket panels, spine a bit faded with a slight lean; a few soil spots to textblock edges. Still, Very Good overall. Forms part of the Doubleday Science Fiction series. Bookplate signed by the author laid in.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        PEBBLE IN THE SKY.

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950 - Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's first book and first sf novel. In the far future "Earth is largely a radioactive wasteland, populated by a few million inhabitants who are discriminated against by the rest of the galactic empire which has forgotten that Earth was humanity's original home." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 122. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-51. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 237. In 333. A fine copy in bright, very good dust jacket with light wear at spine panel ends and front corner tips, 10 mm closed tear at upper rear spine fold with faint associated wrinkle at top edge of rear panel, 10 mm closed tear along rear flap fold, and some internal age-darkening with faint show through along upper extremities of flaps. An attractive copy. (#149055) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Snyder's Book of Big Game Hunting

      New York: Greenberg, 1950. First. Half Leather. Fine/Orig Slipcase Near Fine. 302 pp, appendix, ill. A gun room library selection. Section one: selection of rifles for big game hunting. Section 2: North American game animals. Section 3: African hunting including a great elephant hunt. Snyder's PH in Africa was none other than legendary J A Hunter. Good reading. This is the deluxe LIMITED ed of 99 copies of which only 93 were for sale. Bound in half leather and with original slipcase. Book is as new! Orig. slipcase (rare to see with this book) shows some wear and one small split but original label is complete. Great item for any collector.

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        Autograph Manuscript unsigned.

      no place, [1950] - 8vo. 1 1/2 pp. With the original envelope signed, "DShostakovich," and addressed in his hand to the "Literary Bureau of Great Britain," in Russian, lacking postal markings. A speech [for the Sheffield World Congress of the Supporters of Peace], in Russian. "The ties between the Soviet Union and England are unbreakable. In the first years of the revolution, English workers protested with the slogan 'Hands off Soviet Russia!' When fascism was defeated in the last war, people of the Soviet Union saved England and Europe from immanent catastrophe. "Our peoples of the Soviet Union and England, shoulder to shoulder, are joining in the fight for peace. . . . "Artists, composers, writers, workers in all of the arts are the voice of consciousness of all the people, and that's why that voice should loudly rumble against the war. Under the protection of peace, and under the protection of Democracy, artists, statesmen of England, workers of all countries, expand and strengthen the powerful front of the Supporters of Peace." The second World Congress of the Supporters of Peace was scheduled to be held in Sheffield, England, in November of 1950. Because the British government suspected that the meeting organizers had seditious objectives and represented a threat to national security, the visa applications of a vast majority of the delegates were declined. Consequently, the meeting was moved to Warsaw, Poland. Among the delegates who were turned away was Shostakovich. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Watermarks, Mainly of the 17th and 18th Centuries (Monumenta Chartae Papyraceae Historiam Illustrantia)

      The Paper Publications Society 1950 Hardcover. No jacket. Ex - university library. From the English Faculty Library, Oxford University. First edition. Number 54 of three hundred copies. Superficial marks and light scores on boards and spine. Leading corners, edges and spine are bumped and worn. Minor abrasions on spine. Lower leading corners are frayed. Shelf label and tape on spine. Page block and pages are lightly tanned and marked. Library stamps on early pages. Contents are clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW Ex - Library

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        Les Tatouages du Milieu. Avec 82 photographies hors texte. 80 dessins de tatouages de Jacques Delarue.

      Vlg. La Roulotte, Paris 1950. - gr.8°, s-w- bedruckter fester Kartoneinband, 55 Textseiten mit s-w-Abb. und ca. 60 s-w-Abb.-Seiten, in französischer Sprache Einband berieben, kleine Läsur in oberster Pappschicht an Kante Rücken/Vorderdeckel (ca. 0,5cm); sonst schön. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Plakat - Kämpft gegen die modernen Vögte gegen Trusts und Monopole. Für Frieden, Arbeit, Brot, fürd en sozialen Fortschritt wählt Partei der Arbeit. Lithographie.

      Zürich, Gebr. Maurer, ca. 1950 - 128 x 90,5 cm, Zustand A. 1200 gr.

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        Farewell Cricket

      Brun 1950 - 1950. Limited de luxe edition No: 22 . 320 pages. No dust jacket. Signed by the author. Green cloth boards with decorative gilt. Limited de luxe edition No: 22. Presumed first edition. The front and rear hinges are both heavily cracked, with exposed netting and slack binding. Good bright pages. Light tanning to the endpapers fore-edges. Many images throughout. Minor edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Good boards with minimal wear. Lean to the spine. Bright gilt. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: World of Rare Books]
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        Marcel Mariën Les silences apprivoises Original signed manuscript

      - The author, n.d. 27 x 21 cm, black ink and pencil on paper. 7 numbered pages of theoretical text, written recto only. 6 pages written with black pen (last sentences of 6th page in pencil, the 7th page written in pencil. The first 5 pages are the text, the next 2 pages give detail information to text parts. The manuscript can be dated around 1950. It is signed in full Marcel Mariën at the end of the text on page 5 and it is monogrammed M.M. underneath the notes on page 7. The manuscript does not seem to be published till now. " Dans chaque mot réside tout l'univers. De même qu'à l'image isoléé d'un visage s'ajoute la continuation logique du corps, ainsi chaque mot concerne en lui tous les mots existants. "

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        Deutsche Homöopathische Monatsschrift. Offizielles Organ des deutschen Zentralvereins homöopathischer Ärzte. 1. Jahrgang 1950 ( hier beginnend mit Heft 5+6 ) - 11. Jahrgang 1960 in 10 Bänden.

      Hippokrates, Stuttgart 1950 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1950 - 1960 ) Hier fast vollständige Folge der ersten 11 Jahrgänge der bedeutenden Zeitschrift nach dem Kriege: Vorhanden sind: 1.Jahrgang 1950: Heft 5+6, 7+8 ( es fehlen Heft 1-4: Seiten 65 - 128 ) / 2. Jahrgang 1951: Heft 1-2 ( 192 Seiten - diese ersten beiden Jahrgänge in einem Bande aufgebunden ) / 3. Jahrgang 1952: Heft 1-12 mit 192 Seiten / 4. Jahrgang 1953: Heft 1-12 mit 568 Seiten / 5. Jahrgang 1954: Heft 1-12 mit 590 Seiten / 6. Jahrgang 1955: Heft 1-12 mit 554 Seiten / 7. Jahrgang 1956: Heft 1-12 mit 652 Seiten / 8. Jahrgang 1957: Heft 1-12 mit 616 Seiten (hier die Hefte lose im Oln-Schuber) / 9. Jahrgang 1958: Heft 1-12: Heft 1-2, 4-12 (es fehlt Heft 3 - Hefte lose im Schuber ) / 10. Jahrgang 1959: Heft 1-12 mit 576 Seiten ( Hefte lose im OSchuber ) / 11. Jahrgang 1960: Heft 1-12 mit 646 Seiten ( Hefte lose im Oln-Mappe ). Meist jeweils mit Register (vorn inliegend ). Meist im goldgeprägten Oln oder Bibliothekshalbleinen aufgebunden, teils lose Hefte im goldgeprägten Oln-Mappe, 8° ( 24 x 16,5 cm ). Die Hefte teils etwas gebräunt, teils in der Mittelfalz etwas geknickt ( durch den Postversand ), teils mit kleinen Anstrichen oder Randnotizen, Papier durchgehend gebräunt, einige Seiten angeknickt, wenige Seiten fleckig. Insgesamt recht wohlerhalten - in dieser Vollständigkeit selten. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 11000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Hot Rod

      New York: Random House, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 189 p. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Light dust-soiling, front hinge a bit weak. Jacket is bright and unfaded with light edge wear, some creasing along bottom edge of front panel, tiny nick in top of back panel and some rubbing to back panel as well. Unclipped price ($2.00) An uncommonly nice copy of a famous J.D. novel.

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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. .

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        THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1950. cloth.. Very slight tanning to spine panel (a fault common to most copies of. this book), a fine copy in fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. to upper spine end. A sharp copy. (#140698). First edition. Full-page signed inscription incorporating a two-color drawing of a demon by Bradbury to "Jack" dated 27 August 1991 on the front free endpaper. A collection of linked stories about the exploration and colonization of the planet Mars at the end of the twentieth century. "Poetic mood pieces, occasionally satirical and moralistic, but often haunting in their power ... An undeniable classic ..." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 228. A masterpiece of twentieth-century science fiction. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-154. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 255. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 3. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1348-52.

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        The Martian Chronicles [Signed Bookplate Laid in]

      Doubleday & Company, Garden City 1950 - Octavo (20.5cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 222pp. Cloth a hint discolored, two small, unobtrusive strips of yellowed tape to upper and rear jacket panels, spine a bit faded with a slight lean; a few soil spots to textblock edges. Still, Very Good overall. Forms part of the Doubleday Science Fiction series. Bookplate signed by the author laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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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. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, small spot of dampstain to upper board. A very good copy in the rubbed and creased jacket with some small nicks and short splits, a small spot of dampstain to the verso not visible on the front, and a professional repair to the fold of the front flap, which had was split. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Album mit 39 eingesteckten und 151 lose beiliegenden OPhotos mit Sänger- und Rollenportraits sowie Szenenbildern aus Opernaufführungen der Württembergischen Staatsoper Stuttgart aus der Zeit zwischen 1950-60 mit teils signierten bzw. mit Widmung versehenen Aufnahmen der Großen der Stuttgarter Oper und zahlreicher Gaststars. Aufnahmen der Ateliers Laun-Dölker, A. Illenberger, Ekkehard Friedrich, P. Tautz, E. Volkmann, Ferdy Dittmar u.a.

      Stuttgart 1950-60. - Postkartenformate bzw. 15 x 9 cm, teils auch größer. 9 der Aufnahmen sind verlegte Postkarten (davon zeigen zwei das Stuttgarter Staatstheater), die restlichen Aufnahmen imAlbum meist rückseitig mit Photographenstempel und handschriftlicher Bezeichnung, die losen Aufnahmen größtenteils ohne Photographennachweis, aber teils verso mit handschriftlichen Angaben zu den Inszenierungen. Photoalbum der Zeit (Quer-4°) mit gemustertem Leinenbezug und Lederbändchen am Rücken. Das Album enthält signierte bzw. gewidmete Aufnahmen, meist Rollenportraits, von Wolfgang Windgassen, Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender, Birgit Nilsson, Alf Rauch, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Gustav Neidlinger, Hans Blessin (Privatportrait mit rückseitiger Widmung), Mario del Monaco und Renata Tebaldi. Weitere (unsignierte) Photos, meist Rollenportraits bzw. Szenenbilder, von und mit Trude und Elisabeth Eipperle, Fritz Windgassen, Leonie Rysanek, Alfred Pfeifle, Regina Resnik, Astrid Varnay, George London, Anna Liese Uhrlandt, Siw Ericsdottir, Fritz Wunderlich, Josef Traxel, Margret Rütz, Hetty Plumacher, Grace Hoffmann, Otto v. Rohr, Marcel Wittrisch, Wilhelm Otto, sowie des Dirigenten Wilhelm Furtwängler. Die lose beiliegenden Aufnahmen zeigen Szenenbilder aus zahlreichen Stuttgarter Operninszenierungen derselben Zeit mit allen Ensemblemitgliedern und vielen Gaststars. Insgesamt eine große Fülle von Bildmaterial aus der großen Zeit der Stuttgarter Oper, die in dieser Zeit wegen zahlreicher Wagner-Inszenierungen unter der Aegide des damaligen Generalintendanten Walter Erich Schäfer, auch als "Winter-Bayreuth" bezeichnet wurde. Zwei von mehreren Szenenbildern die Wolfgang Windgassen zeigen sind von diesem signiert. Des Weiteren beiliegend mehrere Zeitungsausschnitte zu einzelnen Sängern. Das Album und die losen Photos stammen wie auch das beigegebene zweite Album aus dem Besitz von Otto Holl, langjähriges Mitglied des Stuttgarter Opernchores. Beigabe: weiteres Album zur Stuttgarter Operngeschichte mit 28 Photos u.a. Leinenalbum der 30er Jahre mit Kordelheftung (Quer-4°). Mit 24 montierten (Photoecken) und 4 losen OPhotos (meist Postkartenformate diverser Stuttgarter Ateliers) sowie zahlreichen eingeklebten, teils auch lose beiliegenden Zeitungsausschnitten, gedruckten Portraits, Programmzetteln etc. von Sängerpersönlichkeiten der Stuttgarter Oper zwischen ca. 1900-1940 sowie zu Wagner und den Bayreuther Festspielen während der 30er Jahre. Darunter Photos der Stuttgarter Sänger Robert Butz (5 Privat- und Rollenportraits, davon 3 des Ateliers Ferdy Dittmar, Stuttgart, vom Photographen signiert), Hermann Weil (2), Anita Oberländer (ein Photo mit rückseitigem Autograph und weiteres Autograph der Sängerin auf Blanko-Karte sowie ein eigenhändig beschrifteter Adresszettel), Fritz Windgassen (Privataufnahme), Marie Bartsch und Oskar Bolz (3). Die gedruckten Beilagen ausschließlich zu den Vorgenannten. Die Bayreuth-Aufnahmen enthalten Rollenportraits von Jaro Prohaska, Josef v. Manowarda, Helge Roswaenge, Rudolf Bockelmann, Marta Fuchs und zwei Szenenbilder aus "Parzifal" des Bayreuther Ateliers Weirich. Daneben Photopostkarten des Bayreuther Festspielhauses, der Villa Wahnfried und von Wagners Grab (letztere teils postalisch verwendet - mit Grüßen Otto Holls von den Bayreuther Festspielen). Sprache: de

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        Rudolph, Wilhelm. - Wald.

      - Holzschnitt, um 1950. Von Wilhelm Rudolph. 49,5 x 59,8 cm (Darstellung) / 55 x 66 cm (Blatt). Außerhalb der Darstellung in Bleistift signiert unten rechts und bezeichnet unten links. - Eigenhändiger Abzug / Abrieb des Künstlers. - Papier gebräunt und etwas fleckig. Blattrand bestoßen mit mehreren kleinen Fehlstellen. Verso Stellen mit geringem Papierverlust; vorn nicht sichtbar. Insgesamt mäßig guter Zustand. Wilhelm Rudolph (1889 Chemnitz - 1982 Dresden). Dresdner Maler und Grafiker. 1906-08 Lithografenlehre. 1908-14 Studium an der Akademie der Künste in Dresden bei Robert Sterl, Meisterschüler von Carl Bantzer. 1914-18 Soldat im Ersten Weltkrieg. Ab 1920 freischaffend in Dresden tätig. Mitglied der "Künstlervereinigung Dresden". 1932 Aufnahme der Lehrtätigkeit an der Dresdner Akademie der Künste, 1935 Professur. 1938 Entlassung und Ausstellungsverbot. 1945 Verlust des fast gesamten künstlerischen Werks durch die Bombenangriffe auf Dresden. 1946-49 erneute Lehrtätigkeit an der HfBK Dresden. 1961 Nationalpreis der DDR, Martin-Andersen-Nexö-Preis der Stadt Dresden, Kunstpreis des FDGB. 1979 Ehrenbürger der Stadt Dresden. 1980 Nationalpreis der DDR. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        STRANGERS ON A TRAIN.

      London: The Cresset Press, 1950. - First U. K. edition of her first and best known novel brilliantly filmed by Alfred Hitchcock, from a screenplay written in large part by Raymond Chandler. Publisher's File Copy with slip affixed to front fly leaf. Near fine in dust jacket with some light professional restoration to the spine ends and corners. In her first novel, Highsmith revels in eliciting the unsettling psychological forces that lurk beneath the surface of everyday life. Two men meet quite casually on the Washington-to-New York train, Guy Haines, a tennis star, and Bruno Anthony, who makes an offer to exchange murders. Bruno Anthony, will kill Guy Haines' estranged wife if Guy will kill Bruno's hated father. Guy doesn't take Bruno seriously until his wife, Miriam, is found murdered in an amusement park. Guy becomes the chief suspect, which threatens his tennis career; his romantic involvement with a U.S. senator's daughter, Anne Morton; his hopes for a political career; and even his life. When Bruno realizes that Guy isn't going to kill his father, he tells Guy that he intends to establish Guy's guilt by planting his monogrammed cigarette lighter at the scene of Miriam's murder. With Anne's help, Guy attempts to stop Bruno after rushing through an important tennis match and racing to the amusement park. Filmed in 1951 and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the movie starred Farley Granger as Guy Haines, Robert Walker as Bruno Anthony, Ruth Roman as Anne Morton, Kasey Rogers as Miriam Haines, and many others. An exceptional copy of a difficult title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alcoholics Anonymous The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism

      Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., New York 1950 - This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The top front cover has some wear to the sizing on the cloth. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and a couple of small chips missing, and some light, but noticeable rubbing to the spine ends and flap joints. "Those of us who live in large cities are overcome by the reflection that close by hundreds are dropping into oblivion every day. Many could recover if they had the opportunity we have enjoyed." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Family Moskat. Translated from the Yiddish by A.H. Gross

      New York, Knopf. 1950, 1950. First Edition, acknowledgements with dedication to Singer's late brother I.J.Singer, 4pp of feamiy trees are featured within. Publisher's hardback cloth binding in pictorial dustjacket. A fine copy in very good, attractive wrapper which has a little wear to the spine ends, price-clipped. Shows well.. Originally serialized in Yiddish in the 'Jewish Daily Forward', this is Singer's first book in English, whith the British edition following some sixteen years later. Recently, the epic story of 'The Family Moskat' has received belated and deserved rave reviews: 'A masterpiece, a triumph of realism', wrote Frederick Raphael in the Sunday Times.

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        Lohse, Carl. - Blick ins Tal.

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

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        Lohse, Carl. - "Kornpuppen".

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

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