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        Contes et Nouvelles en Vers (illuys. Andre DERAIN)

      Au Dépens d'un Amateur, Paris 1950 - Paris. Au Dépens d'un Amateur. 1949-1950. 2 volumes. Petit in-4. Orné de 67 lithographies originales de Andre DERAIN. Belle édition des contes de La Fontaine. Les illustrations de Derain, de nature légèrement érotique, étaient prévues précédemment pour une édition chez Vollard, mais qui est restée inachevée. Tirage à 200 exemplaires - celui-ci porte le no. 105. En feuilles sous couvertures rempliées, chemises et étuis cartonnés. En excellent état, sans aucun rousseur.

      [Bookseller: Valier Illustrated Books]
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        Antonio Vivaldi. Quattro stagioni. L'inverno / Winter. [Signierte Original-Tempera / signed original tempera].

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

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        Nature, History and Poetry

      New York: Thought (Fordham University Quarterly),, September 1950. Quarto, pp. 12. Original green wrappers, front wrapper lettered in black. Edges faded, internally fine. An excellent copy. First edition in pamphlet form. An offprint from Thought (Vol. XXV, No. 98), in which Auden expounds on his theory of the nature of poetry. Though Bloomfield and Mendelson cite the magazine in their bibliography of Auden, this pamphlet is not noted. Scarce - OCLC locates it in three US libraries: University of Delaware, Emory University Library, and the University of Virginia.

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      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1950. Story adapted by Jane Werner from the Walt Disney Motion Picture. Slim folio. Original colour laminated pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers. Walt Disney Studio colour illustrations throughout adapted by Retta Scott Worcester. Rubbing to corners and ends of spine, lamination cracking at top spine end, nick to lower front edge, light soiling to boards. A very attractive copy. First edition, first printing. A very lavishly illustrated copy of this beloved fairy tale with gold gilt worked into all the illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Dolls' Christmas

      New York: Oxford University Press,, 1950. Octavo. Original red cloth, illustrated title label to front board pasted down. With the pictorial dust jacket. Colour illustrations by the author throughout. Spine ends lightly rubbed, occasional spotting to pages in the toned dust jacket with shallow chipping to ends of spine and corners, wear and closed tears to spine, soiling to rear panel. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.

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        Cliff Bastin remembers

      London; Edinburgh: The Ettrick Press Ltd., , 1950. An Autobiography in Collaboration with Brian Glanville. With a Foreword by Tom Whittaker. Octavo, original red cloth, title in white to the spine. In the dust jacket. 32 plates. Very good in slightly rubbed jacket, some chipping head and tail of the spine, no loss of text. First edition. Spotted by Herbert Chapman at the age of 17 when playing for Exeter, Bastin became a career Arsenal man, the brightest star of the stellar team of the 30s. He won the FA Cup twice, in 1929-30 and 1935-36, and the First Division title five times, in 1930-31, 1932-33, 1933-34, 1934-35 and 1937-38; by the age of 19 he had won a League title, FA Cup and been capped for England, making him the youngest player ever to do all three. His scoring record of 178 goals in 395 stood until surpassed by Ian Wright in 1997, and Thierry Henry in 2005, who only passed Bastin's total of 150 League goals in February 2006. This early "ghosted" autobiography was the first book by Brian Glanville, only 19 at the time of publication, who became, and remains, one of Britain's foremost sports writers. An extremely uncommon book, here offered in unusually sharp condition.

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        Lot of 33 books by Michel Deon, many inscribed

      Paris: NRF and various. 1950-2000. Later printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 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

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        The Matchmaker

      The Book Club 1950 - VERY GOOD. First edition & printing in this form. Inside clean and very good with little sign of use. Edges and endpapers slightly foxed. Red cloth with slight mark on spine. Rare unclipped dustjacket, fair with damage and soiling. 1950. The Book Club. Hardback with paper jacket. Main language English. No ISBN shown. Weight 419g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Hermitage 1950 - *** IN THE SCARCE DELUXE BINDING ***DIANETICS, Hermitage, 1950, first edition, some light wear to the lower fore edge corner tips, some rubbing and light wear to the bottom edges of the boards, else a tight, bright vg+ copy with the t.p.e.'s in gold gilt as called for in a vg+/near fine dust-wrapper. (About twenty years ago, while visiting a bookshop in another state, the proprietor, whom I had known a long time, invited me into his office and asked me if I had ever seen any copies of the special edition of this work SIGNED by both the author and the author of the introduction which were bound in red leather. I not only replied, no, I haven't, but also assured him smugly that there was no such thing ---to which he responded by reaching into a drawer of his desk and placing this imaginary book into my hands! In this instance, the crow didn't taste too bad as just the new knowledge of its existence was the condiment which made it very palatable indeed). Alas, this copy offered up here, one of only 2 copies I have ever seen, lacks the SIGNED leaf of Mr. Hubbard and Dr. Winter. This fact may not be too hard to swallow, however, as only 35 copies were bound in this fashion and of those, only a handful were SIGNED! But, to make up for this unfortunate circumstance, we have added a SIGNED letter from Mr. Hubbard to one of his long time peers, Grandmaster, multi HUGO & NEBULA award winner, agent and editor, Fred Pohl. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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        Satyagraha in South Africa

      IN: Navajivan Publishing House. Ahmedabad, India, Navajivan Publishing, 1950. Hardback second edition and first impression. Published in a run of 5000 copies, though infrequently brought to market. The book and jacket are fine, with some light offsetting, and a couple of short tears and nicks. Light edgewear elsewhere. . Fine. Hardback. 2nd Edition. 1950.

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        The Acholi tribe, Uganda.

      c. 1950 - Four silver gelatin prints. Stamped, numbered and titled on verso, excellent tonal range and condition. Dimensions: 295 by 200 mm ( 11.5 by 8 inches). Rodger's 'The Acholi tribe in Uganda' is an exceptional series of four photographs displaying the traditional Bwola dance. One of the four has an explanatory caption on the back of the photograph: 'In the dance it symbolises a continuous, unchanging element in the lives of the people - their ancient traditions and tribal lore'.

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        Nicosia, Cyprus.

      c.'s 1950 - Gelatin silver print. 15.5cm x 20.3cm. Photographer's credit on reverse.

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        De Blijde en Onvoorziene Week. (Met acht tekeningen van Karel Appel, door hem met de hand ingekleurd).

      - (Parijs, Cobra, 1950). (16) p. in omslag. In rood linnen overslagdoos (Binderij Phoenix). 29,3 x 24,0 cm. Gedrukt in een oplage van 200 genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Fraai exemplaar.* Mét los bijliggend het originele bestelbiljet (met een tekening van Appel), waar het strookje van afgeknipt is. Een bestelbiljet inclusief strook is in facsimile bijgevoegd. [Uit de bibliotheek van Albert Bontridder]. De Hand-reeks 1. Slagter 11. BHC 6.1.

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        Poetry and Opinion

      Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois, 1950. First edition. 1 vols. 12mo. A good copy, in torn dust jacket. Inscribed to Allen Tate Fine association copy, inscribed from one Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress to his successor: "Dear Allen - I've tried to put the issue we talked about last summer. Where are you? My best as ever Archie Conway, Mass. Aug. 2, 1950" MacLeish's book treats the controversy over the decision (by the Fellows in American Letters of the Library of Congress) to award the Bollingen prize to Ezra Pound. Allen Tate was one of the judges, and supported the decision, as did Macleish.

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        Monster Rally

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950. First edition, Second Printing. Illustrated by Charles Addams. 1 vols. 4to. Original red cloth-backed boards. Spine rubbed and worn. In half grey morocco dropbox. With an original pen and ink drawing of Puggsley and pet on a leash, inscribed and signed on the ffep "For Irma Rossads/ with best wishes Chas Addams Quioque 1957."

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        Mathematical Formulation of the Quantum Theory of Electromagnetic Interaction; An Operator Calculus Having Applications in Quantum Electrodynamics.[Lancaster: American Phsyical Society], 1950;1951. First edition.

      Extremely rare offprints of Feynman's final two papers on quantum electrodynamics, in which he described the mathematical foundations of his techniques of path-integrals and Feynman diagrams. Feynman himself stated about these papers: "In these two papers, I put everything that I had done and thought should be published on the subject [i.e., quantum electrodynamics]. And that was the end of my published work in this field" (quoted in Mehra, <i>The Beat of a Different Drum</i>, p. 325). We are not aware of any other offprints of any of Feynman's papers on quantum electrodynamics having appeared on the market; no copies on OCLC.<br/><br/> "While Feynman made many original and imaginative contributions to theoretical physics, it may well be that his place in the history of science will be largely based on his approach to renormalizing quantum electrodynamics, and especially on the tools that he invented to accomplish that goal, such as path integrals, the operator calculus, and the famous Feynman diagrams" (<i>Selected Papers</i>, p. 7). "Nobody but Dick [Feynman] could use his theory, because he was always invoking his intuition to make up the rules of the game as he went along. Until the rules were codified and made mathematically precise, I could not call it a theory" (Freeman Dyson, quoted in David Kaiser, <i>Pedagogy and the Practice of Science</i>).<br/><br/> "In 1950-51 Richard Feynman wrote two papers in which he described the mathematical formulation of his method in quantum electrodynamics [the offered papers]... In the 1950 paper Feynman used the methods of his Ph.D. thesis and his 1948 paper in the <i>Reviews of Modern Physics</i> ['Space-Time Approach to Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics'] to derive the basic equations and principles of his method. In the second paper, Feynman gave further development of the formalism and discussed the new idea of how to proceed with non-commuting quantities... In these articles, besides deriving the old formulas, Feynman obtained new relations and derivations, and invented new approaches to solve different mathematical problems in quantum mechanics and quantum field theory...<br/><br/> "In ['Mathematical formulation...'], Feynman established the validity of the rules given in previous papers for the solution of problems in quantum electrodynamics. Starting with Fermi's formulation of the field as a set of harmonic oscillators, he integrated out the effect of the oscillators in the Lagrangian form of quantum mechanics. There resulted an expression for the effect of all virtual photons valid to all orders in <i>e<sup>2</sup>/hc</i>. Feynman showed that the evaluation of the expression as a power series in <i>e<sup>2</sup>/hc</i> gives just the terms expected by the aforementioned rules. In addition, Feynman established a relation between the amplitude for a given process in an arbitrary unquantized potential and in a quantum electrodynamical field. This relation permitted a simple general statement of the laws of quantum electrodynamics" (Mehra, pp. 301-2). <br/><br/> "Feynman's 1951 article ['An operator calculus'] was extremely rich in new mathematical ideas and inventions which he proposed to use in quantum theory, especially in quantum electrodynamics... The main new mathematical idea in this article was the introduction and development of the new operator algebra which originated from Feynman's Ph.D. thesis and his 1948 paper in the <i>Reviews of Modern Physics</i>" (Mehra, p. 307). "In 1951, Feynman completed his work on quantum electrodynamics, describing and applying a new operator calculus for operators dependent on a continuous parameter (such as the time), which describes the ordering of application of the generally non-commuting operators. Using the ordering parameter, the ordinary methods of calculus (integration and power series expansions, for example) can be carried through without regard to the ordering until the final result, which is then appropriately reordered" (<i>Selected Papers</i>, p. 174). Feynman himself stated about this paper: 'I felt it was important. In the years since I had invented it [quantum electrodynamics] I had accumulated a whole lot of debris. For instance, I had noticed certain ways of representing spin-0 particles with path integrals, I had the operator calculus, and a whole lot of other things which I did not know where to put. Most of it was, of course, the operator calculus, but in the various appendices I included a whole variety of other things. With this paper I disgorged myself of all the things I had thought about in the context of quantum electrodynamics; this was an entire backlog of valuable things. I still think that the central item, the operator calculus, is an important invention. With this paper I had completed the project on quantum electrodynamics. I didn't have anything else that required publishing' (quoted in Mehra, p. 325). <br/><br/> Quantum electrodynamics is the quantum theory of the interactions between electrically charged particles and the electromagnetic field (between electrons, positrons and photons, for example). It has been called "the jewel of physics" because of the extreme accuracy of its predictions: for example, the value of the magnetic moment of the electron calculated from quantum electrodynamics agrees with the measured value to within a few parts in 100,000,000,000. Quantum electrodynamics was born in 1928, with Dirac's paper 'The quantum theory of the emission and absorption of radiation.' Although a major advance, this theory, and its development over the next decade by Fermi, Heisenberg, Jordan, Pauli and others, encountered serious difficulties: it predicted an infinite self-energy for the electron, and several other such 'divergences' (analogous difficulties were already well known in classical electrodynamics). The solution to these problems was provided independently by Feynman, Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, to whom the 1965 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded "for their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles." <br/><br/> These offprints derive from the estate of an officer of the Press Office of the Physics Department at Caltech.. 4to (267 x 200 mm), two seperate offprints from The Physical Review, Second Series, Volume 80, Number 3, pp. 440-457, November 1, 1950; Vol. 84, no. 1, pp. 108-128, October 1, 1951. Self-wrappers, stapled as issued (punch holes in inner margin filled, not affecting text)

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        Les Georgiques

      1950. VIRGIL. Les Georgiques. Two volumes. Illustrated with 122 woodcuts by Aristide Maillol. Folio, loose as issued in original wrappers, in folding chemise and slipcase. In a second cloth folding box. Paris: Gonin, 1937-1939 (i.e. 1950). |~||~||~||~||~| An immaculate copy of Maillol's final illustrated book. Maillol actually began working on the project in 1908; however, owing to numerous interruptions, the woodblocks were completed in 1944, shortly before the artist's death. Although originally intended as a joint project with Count Kessler, it was published posthumously by Gonin, the publisher of most of Maillol's books. The Artist and the Book 175.

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        Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra (with harp and piano). Reduction for Clarinet and Piano.

      Boosey & Hawkes, copyright 1950 - 4to. Sheet music, pp. 28, very good in the original printed wrappers, slightly soiled. Signed by the composer to the upper wrapper &#147;Aaron Copland Tanglewood '70&#148;. Tanglewood, in Lenox Mass., is home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Aaron Copland appeared as conductor for the 1970 summer concerts at Tanglewood, the programme for which included pieces by Copland himself, Bernstein, Bach, Hindemith, and Tchaikovsky. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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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).

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        Tales of Mystery and Revenge

      London: Arthur Baker Ltd,, 1950. Octavo. Original black boards, spine lettered in pale blue. With the dust jacket. Contemporary bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine rolled, a little minor foxing to contents. An excellent copy in the jacket with small chip to toned spine and rear panel, nicks to extremities with tape repair to head of spine and and front flap. First edition, first impression of this collection of seven short stories.

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        L'ISOLA BELLA (Belle-Ile en Mer).

      Sans nom, Paris 1950 - in-4 (25,5 x 33,5cm) de 58pp., en feuilles, sous couverture rempliée illustrée, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. (quelques marques d'usures à l'étui, couverture et chemise légèrement brunies, quelques piqures en marge inférieure au feuillet de justificatif et à plusieurs pages). Texte inédit d'Anatole Le Braz orné de gravures sur bois par Jacques Beltrand. Tirage limité à 160 exemplaires (Arches, n° 132). Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

      London: Geoffrey Bles,, 1950. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. With colour frontispiece and black and white illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine gently faded, spine and upper edge of rear board a little faded, bottom corners of boards very lightly bumped, a few tiny spots to front board and fore edge, internally clean. A fresh copy in excellent condition, and without the usual ghosting to the spine, in a slightly rubbed jacket with two short closed tears to rear panel and some minor chips and creases. First edition, first impression.

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        High Energy Phenomena and Meson Theories. Notes of lectures given by Professor Richard P. Feynman at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, January - March, 1951. Prepared by Carl W. Helstrom, Malvin A. Ruderman, and William Karzas.[Not published: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1951].

      First and only edition, extremely rare, of the mimeographed notes of Feynman's lecture course on meson theory, delivered in his first year as a professor at Caltech. Feynman became interested in meson theory while he was still perfecting his understanding of quantum electrodynamics (QED), but his ideas in this area had remained unpublished (see below) - these notes are thus a key historical record of Feynman's work on meson theory. Appearing twelve years before his famous three-volume <i>Lectures on Physics</i>, these particular notes were never published again, either separately or as part of his <i>Selected Papers</i>. They were probably produced in very small numbers for the graduate students and fellow faculty members who attended this advanced course. OCLC locates copies at Caltech, Stanford and UCLA only. We are not aware of any other copy having appeared in commerce.<br/><br/> When Feynman moved from Cornell to Caltech in 1950, physics was undergoing an extraordinary period of turmoil. "Newly discovered elementary particles, mesons and the like, were proliferating madly in the newly built particle accelerators. The elementary particle physics zoo was becoming embarrassingly crowded, so crowded in fact that it wasn't clear which of the new blips on chart recorders and new tracks in bubble chambers might really represent new elementary particles and which were simply rearrangements of existing ones" (Lawrence M. Krauss, <i>Quantum Man</i> (2011), p. 169). <br/><br/> Feynman had been thinking for some time about mesons, as he described in an interview with Charles Weiner at the AIP Center for the History of Physics (June 26, 1966): "I had work in trying to understand mesons, much of which is not published ... I had done a lot of stuff after the electrodynamics on meson theory, to try to avoid the perturbation approximation and so on, and I gradually became of the opinion that the meson theory, if you avoided the perturbation theory, wasn't making any good sense ... I invented a number of methods to avoid perturbation theory, using the path integrals and operator calculus and what not and I got the impression, although I couldn't work anything out very rigorously, that if coupling was large the phenomena were very different than would be expected from the theory, and different from experiment" ( <br/><br/> In fact, Feynman closed his famous paper 'Space-time approach to quantum electrodynamics' (<i>Physical Review</i> 76 (1949), 769-789) with the final section "Application to Meson Theories." "The theories which have been developed to describe mesons and the interaction of nucleons," Feynman began, "can easily expressed in the language used here." Yet there was a major difference between QED and meson theories. "Not only were many of the experiments inconclusive, but the interactions between particles were generally so strong that the systematic effort to use Feynman diagrams to calculate small quantum corrections to processes seemed misplaced. He wrote to Enrico Fermi from Brazil [December 19, 1951]: "Don't believe any calculation in meson theory which uses a Feynman diagram!" Elsewhere he referred to the field of meson physics by saying, "Perhaps there weren't enough clues for even a human mind to figure out what is the pattern"" (Krauss, p. 169). <br/><br/> Soon after delivering the present lecture course, Feynman's interests turned in a new intellectual direction, towards the problem of superfluidity. <br/><br/> These lecture notes were recorded and printed by three Caltech graduate students: Carl W. Helstrom, who became one of the pioneers of quantum information theory; Malvin A Ruderman, who is today on the faculty of Columbia University, where he specializes in "collapsed objects in astrophysics, especially neutron stars" (Columbia faculty bio); and William Karzas, who went on to work with Murray Gell-Mann at the RAND Corporation. <br/><br/> This copy has been handsomely bound and bears the attractive mid-century bookplate and inked initials of American physicist John "Jack" Pirnie Davidson (1924-2010). Davidson earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley and his PhD at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also campaigned for the university's desegregation. Later he was a researcher at Columbia University, the Brazilian Centre for Physical Research, and the Joint Establishment for Nuclear Energy Research in Lillestrom, Norway. In Norway he contemplated the possibility that a shipboard nuclear reactor might breach containment and "melt-down" through the hull, the first use of that term in the scientific literature. He was a professor at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1957-66), and thereafter at the University of Kansas. He published <i>Collective models of the nucleus</i> (New York: Academic Press) in 1968.. Mimeographed notes, printed on recto only. 4to, pp. 168, numerous mathematical formulas and diagrams in text. Contemporary black half-morooco and marbled boards, matching marbled endpapers. Provenance: John Pirnie Davidson (bookplate on front paste-down)

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        Stilleben. Oel auf Leinwand.

      Um 1950.. Bildgrösse 35x38 cm. Unten rechts voll signiert. Gerahmt 56x60 cm..

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        Handbook of Indian Dances I New Mexico Pueblos

      Pictograph Press, Santa Fe, NM 1950 - Indian ceremonial dances of the southwest, including the Corn, Eagle, Basket, Buffalo, Deer, and Comanche dances. This is a beautiful hand-made issue with 8 serigraphs in full color including the cover print. Hand set letter-press printing with hand pulled blocks. Includes bibliography and calendar of dances at back. Not to be confused with the 1952 mass-produced re-print by Museum of New Mexico. Light soiling to front and back wrapper, very clean interior. Light wear to bottom corner. Seldom seen in this condition--a fragile item. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        American Fishing Books, A Bibliography from the Earliest Times up to 1948, together with A History of Angling and Angling Literature in America

      Newark DE: Privately Printed, 1950. First edition, no. 35 of about 80 copies hand bound by the author, from a total edition of 200. Illustrated. 235 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original 3/4 black morocco, blue cloth sides, gilt spine title and sporting devices, A FINE COPY. Bookplate of Joseph Delaplaine Bates. THE MOST IMPORTANT BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN ANGLING, AND A MUST FOR ANY ANGLING COLLECTION.

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        The Chronicles of Narnia, complete set of 7 first American editions: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe -- Prince Caspian -- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader -- The Silver Chair -- The Horse and His Boy -- The Magician's Nephew -- The Last Battle

      Macmillan 1950-6, New York - 7 volume set. The complete Chronicles of Narnia. All First Printings from the First American edition published by Macmillan. Near Fine, sharp, clean copies in Very Good to Near Fine dust jackets. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Clean and unmarked contents. No signs of former ownership. All dust jackets with publisher's clip to the front flap but original prices present. DJs with faint sunning to the spines; a few shallow chips along the edges; minor cornerwear. 2-inch closed snag to the rear panel of 'Voyager'. 2-inch snag to front panel of 'Prince'. 'The Last Battle' with 'vii' inked to the foot of the dust jacket spine. All DJs in mylar wrap. Complete set in 7 volumes. All First Printings. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ORIGINAL PAINTING Untitled 3

      c.1950. Gouache on Paper. Measuring 14 x 19.5 inches. Small closed tears to the edges. Two swans in reeds by the river. Illustrated in Jeremy Reed?'s Exploding into Colour, 2005 and later in Anna Kavan?'s New Zealand, A Pacific Interlude in a Turbulent Life, edited by Jennifer Sturm (published in 2009 by Random House). Provenance: Raymond Marriott. 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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        Salmon in Low Water

      New York: Privately Printed by The Anglers Club of New York, 1950. First Edition. Number 23 of 500 numbered copies. Set in Waverly types on specially made paper, printed by Peter and Edna Beilensen, Mount Vernon, New York. With hand-colored plates of flies after watercolors by Edgar Burke. With decorative initials by John Atherton. 87 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth, printed labels on upper cover and spine, fine. In slipcase.

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        Juegos y Formas. Preludio De Walter F. Starkie. Prólogo De Juan Cortés.

      Horta, Barcelona 1950 - 49 láminas en cartulina de peso. Impreso a varias tintas. Preciosa colección de dibujos de Montplà. Contiene un dibujo original a parte. Ejemplar que perteneció a J. M. Junoy. Amplia dedicatoria del artista y también de Junoy. Tirage único de 140 ejs. Album muy atractivo Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [Collection of 3 Scientology Handbooks]. Dianetics. The Modern Science of Mental Health. FIRST EDITION. With: Hand Book for Preclears. FIRST EDITION. With: Self Analysis: A Simple Self-Help Volume of Tests and Processes. FIRST EDITION

      New York: Hermitage House (et al.), 1950-1951. FIRST EDITION. IN VERY GOOD CONDITION/Good. Together 3 volumes. Ad. 1: FIRST EDITION, original dust jacket (somewhat worn; preserved in mylar sleeve), pp. 256-257 browned on account of an old newspaper clipping (see below). Ad 2: FIRST EDITION, 2nd issue, with the word "Scientology" on cover; original wrappers (somewhat soiled from use); with the folding Hubbard chart of attitudes. Ad 3: FIRST EDITION, 1st issue in green wrappers (2nd issue is in white wrappers); text browned as commonly, wrappers somewhat soiled from use; two die-cut paper roundels laid in (one printed, the other MS) Highly curious assemblage of First Edition Scientology books with an intriguing provenance: WILLIAM LINDSAY GRESHAM (1909-1962), acclaimed and reviled author of the extremely weird and wonderful "Nightmare Alley" (1946), one of the finest, and surely one of the most grotesque American Noir thrillers. The story, arranged in 22 chapters according to the major arcana of the Tarot, concerns a carnival of twisted carny hucksters. The book (the author's first) appalled yet enthralled contemporary readers. Alan Prendergast praises the work, while at the same time declaring that "It is the only novel I have ever encountered that made me feel *unclean* by the time I had finished it [...] Nightmare Alley offers an elaborately conceived and well-executed plot and structure -- the primary virtues of solid genre fiction -- in the service of a searing vision of humanity's capacity for betrayal and self-deception [...] The novel is a high-wire act that takes crime writing to a dark and lonely place, a journey that makes the more typically hardboiled efforts of Chandler, Hammett, Cain or McCoy seem almost sunny in comparison" (SOURCE: "One Man's Nightmare: The Noir Journey of William Lindsay Gresham," Writers Chronicle, Vol. 38, no. 6, Summer 2006, pp. 14-15). The film rights were almost instantly sold to Hollywood, and in 1947 emerged one of the great American noir films of all time. Prendergrast states that "Gresham came to regard the instant success of his book as a personal catastrophe -- one of those noir moments in which the hero finally attains the glittering object of his desire, only to find out it's a cheap brass ring." After the success of Nightmare Alley, Gresham's life and career took a seemingly irreversible turn for the worse, and with wanton abandon he descended into a real-time nightmare alley of his own: alcoholism, flagrant infidelity, and violence. By 1948 he was nearly bankrupt (financially and psychologically) despite attempts at Christianity and Alcoholics Anonymous. * Enter L. Ron Hubbard, the science fiction writer who had visited Gresham at his home in upstate New York. Gresham became an early enthusiast of Hubbard's "Dianetics," the 1950 self-help book. "Gresham's letters of the time are laced with Scientology jargon about getting 'lock chains scanned off and engrams reduced' and having 'my service facsimiles run off by experts.' Although he later renounced dianetics as the kind of hokum the Great Stanton might have perpetrated, his temporary immersion in Hubbard's ideas drove yet another wedge between him and his wife, Joy Davidman" (Pendergrast, p. 18). Therefore it was a moment of "noir" Anagnorisis when we discovered an old newspaper clipping about Davidman's second novel "Weeping Bay" (1950) loosely inserted into the very copy of "Dianetics" that served to alienate the estranged couple even further. It is not without interest that 1950 marks the publication date of "Dianetics" and the year Davidman began her vigorous correspondence with C.S. Lewis, whom she would marry after her inevitable divorce from Gresham. * The present volumes, all present here in First Edition, and all containing annotations by Gresham, appear to be the only record of his failed efforts in Scientology. The Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College, designated repository of the Gresham papers, does not possess any of his correspondence with L. Ron Hubbard; nor is there anything relating to Gresham's involvement with dianetics or Scientology beyond an 8-page pamphlet entitled: "EGRI's Three-Dimensional Outline.

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        I, ROBOT

      Gnome Press 1950 - I, ROBOT, Gnome Press, 1950, first edition, fore edge corner tips gently bumped, else a brilliant fine copy in like dust-wrapper with a few minor rubs to the front dust-wrapper panel corner tips and dust-wrapper spine professionally touched up. The first book in the authors monumental robot saga and his second book publication, postulating for the first time in book form the "THREE LAWS OF ROBOTICS." Among the authors most important works. 1/5,000 copies with this copy bearing a typed postcard SIGNED by the author to fellow SF Grand Master and long time friend (and only collaborator) Fred Pohl laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Oeuvres complètes de Valery Larbaud. Complete in 10 volumes.

      Paris, Gallimard, 1950-54. Cloth. *very good condition*.Volume 1: Jaune bleu blanc, Volume 2: Fermina Márquez enfantines, Volume 3: Ce vice impuni la lecture. Domaine anglais, Volume 4: A.O. Barnabooth ses oeuvres complètes c'est-a-dire un conte, ses poèsies et son journal intime, Volume 5: Allen aux couleurs de Rome, Volume 6: Amants, heureux amants précédé de Beauté, mon beau souci... et suivi de Mon plus secret conseil, Volume 7: Ce vici impuni. Domaine Français, Volume 8: Sous l'invocation de Saint Jerome, Volume 9: Journal inédit, Volume 10: Journal inédit Numbered copies: 201 à 1500. Exemplaire 829

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        Desert Borderlands of Oman. In: The Geographical Journal. Vol. CXVI Nos. 4-6 (December 1950).

      London, The Royal Geographical Society, 1950. - 8vo. pp. 137-171 (entire volume: x, 137-262, (6) pp., with 28 photographic illustrations, numerous sketch maps in the text, and two folding maps, one in colour, loosely inserted). Original printed blue wrappers. The famous British explorer's extensive account of his expedition in the interior of Oman; much of the territory crossed now is part of the United Arab Emirates. Thesiger (1910-2003) set out from Abu Dhabi in 1948; the large and detailed colour map shows his journeys from 1945 to 1950. Thesiger later expanded on the subject to produce his classic travelogue, "Arabian Sands" (1959). Thesiger's highly regarded photographs depict the desert of the Empty Quarter, a settlement at Liwa, sand vegetation after heavy rain, a falconer mounted on a camel, a peregrine falcon with a caught hare, peregrine falcons on the blocks, Sheikh Wahiba of Yahahif and a young Wahiba girl, a thoroughbred Batina camel, the Farai well in Wahib country, portraits of Musallim bin al-Kamam and Salim bin Kabina, and a view of Jabal Kaur from the wadi Saifam. The paper was read in the presence of the Second Secretary at the Saudi Arabian Embassy, H.E. Abdul Rahman Halassie. Not in Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Chronicles of Narnia, complete set of 7 first American editions: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe -- Prince Caspian -- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader -- The Silver Chair -- The Horse and His Boy -- The Magician's Nephew -- The Last Battle

      New York: Macmillan. 1950-6. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. 7 volume set. The complete Chronicles of Narnia. All First Printings from the First American edition published by Macmillan. Near Fine, sharp, clean copies in Very Good to Near Fine dust jackets. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Clean and unmarked contents. No signs of former ownership. All dust jackets with publisher's clip to the front flap but original prices present. DJs with faint sunning to the spines; a few shallow chips along the edges; minor cornerwear. 2-inch closed snag to the rear panel of 'Voyager'. 2-inch snag to front panel of 'Prince'. 'The Last Battle' with 'vii' inked to the foot of the dust jacket spine. All DJs in mylar wrap. Complete set in 7 volumes. All First Printings. Digital images available upon request.

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        Strangers on a Train

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1950. First edition. Date code B-Z (February 1950) on copyright page. [viii], 299 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Light blue cloth. Slightly toned at edges, else near fine in bright, very good plus dust jacket (unclipped, price $2.75 present; spine and top edge of front panel slightly faded, bump at head of spine panel with 2mm square loss; faint traces of rubbing to front and back panels). Bookseller's ticket at gutter of front endpaper. Highsmith's first novel, and the basis for Hitchcock's celebrated film.

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      NY: Random House, 1950 1st ed. - A classic western novel dealing with Custer's Last Stand. The author's first book and very scarce in the first edition. A fine hardcover copy in good dustjacket. The jacket is clean and bright with no chips or tears but is marred by two short strips of clear tape which were placed at its spine ends. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The House of Breath.

      Random House [1950], New York - Presentation copy, inscribed on front flyleaf: "To Glenway Wescott, with the greatest admiration and respect, my first book. Sincerely, William Goyen." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few tiny nicks at extremities. Author's first book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cocktails mundiales

      - Microbiología y micología industriales. Bebidas. Estimulantes. Recetas. Prescripciones. Instrucciones. (663.874(083.1)) Suc. Rivadeneyra. Madrid. 1950? 19 cm. 336 p. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial en tela estampada. Chicote, Pedro 1899-1977 . Cubierta deslucida. GE36 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hank Williams' Country Hit Parade [cover title]

      Nashville: Acuff-Rose Publications, 1950. Illustrated with b/w photos. 47, [1] pp., arrangements of 20 songs for piano, guitar chord and vocal. 4to. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Some ink smudges to cover from previous owner's inscription, else fine. Signed by Hank Williams Signed ("Hank Williams") in pen on the front cover, five months before his death. With a note by the previous owner explaining when she (a young women at the time) obtained the autograph, "Saw him at Sunset Park - Jennersville, Pa. July 13, 1952. Died Jan. 1 - 1953," and a note on p. 39 beneath a photo of The Drifting Cowboys, "Saw two of the Drifting Cowboys, Jerry Rivers and Don Helms. At Sunset Park ... " A live recording of this concert has been preserved, and can be heard on WFMU's blog ( Towards the end of the show Williams can be heard offering copies of this songbook ("Me or any of the boys would be glad to autograph it for you") for 50 cents apiece (or 2 for "a reduced price - that'll be a dollar"). A rare Williams' autograph with impeccable provenance. [With:] Life Story of Our Hank Williams, "The Drifting Cowboy." As told by his Mother [Mrs. W.W. Stone] to Allen Rankin. Montgomery: Philbert Publications, 1953. [16] pp. booklet issued by Williams' mother after his death.

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