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        Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors with Applications to Transistor Electronics

      New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1950. FIRST EDITION IN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET of Shockley?s enormously influential work, ?the first textbook of the electronic age? (Shurkin). ?Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors, published in 1950, was Shockley?s only book and became a classic of twentieth century science texts. In 551 pages, many of them crammed with formulae and graphs, mundanely bound inside a dull blue-gray and black dust cover, Shockley captured everything then known about semiconductors, even pushing the knowledge about five years into the future with his detailed description of the junction transistor concept. Almost every electrical engineering class in the English-speaking world and most solid state physics classes used it either as a text or at least as a reference book? (Shurkin, Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of William Shockley).New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1950. Book near-fine with a little fading to top edge of cloth; dust jacket with some fading to spine and light edgewear, three small pieces of tape (reinforcement) on verso. Extremely scarce in the original dust jacket. Fine / Very Good.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Mathematical Formulation of the Quantum Theory of Electromagnetic Interaction

      Lancaster and New York: American Physical Society, 1950. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Feynman?s paper providing a rigorous justification and proof for his famous ?Feynman diagrams? and ?Feynman rules?. ?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, Pedagogy and the Practice of Science).Particle Physics: One Hundred Years of Discoveries: ?Mathematical proof of the validity of the Feynman rules for calculations of amplitudes in QED. Nobel Prize to R.P. Feynman awarded in 1965.?IN: The Physical Review, Volume 80, Second Series, Number 3, November 1, 1950, pp. 440-457. Lancaster, PA and New York: for the American Physical Society, 1950. Quarto, original wrappers. A nearly invisible spot of dampstaining on the extreme outer edge of some pages (far from text); otherwise fine. Rare in original wrappers and without any institutional stamps.Note: A custom cloth box is available for this item for an additional $225. Very Good.

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        Notes on a Horsethief

      Greenville: The Levee Press,, 1950. Octavo. Original green cloth, decoration to upper board and titles to spine in silver, decorative endpapers. Illustrated by Elizabeth Calvert. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, limited issue. One of 970 numbered copies signed by the author.

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        The Chinese People's Volunteers in the Struggle against U.S. Aggression in Korea and for Defence of the cause of World Peace. Album mit 33 Original-Photographien.

      Ca. 1950. - Bildgröße je 9 x 13,5 cm. Die Fotos auf Albumkarton montiert, mit dreisprachig (chinesisch, russisch, englisch) bedruckten Zwischenblättern. Original-Kunstlederalbum mit chinesischem Titelaufdruck, 18 x 23,5 cm. "For the World Federation of Democratic Youth". Erinnerungsalbum an den Einsatz von überwiegend aus Freiwilligen bestehenden Truppen der chinesischen Volksbefreiungsarmee im Kampf gegen die USA und zur Hilfe für Nordkorea im Koreakrieg. Die Fotos sind auf den Zwischenblättern erklärt. Sie zeigen denn Vormarsch der Chinesen, Eindrücke der Schlacht um den Changjin-Stausee (Chosin Reservoir), die in eisiger Kälte stattfand, die Verluste der Amerikaner u.a. Die UN-Truppen mussten sich kämpfend in den Süden Richtung Hungnam zurückziehen. Weitere Bilder zeigen die dankbaren Koreaner und dokumentieren die humane Behandlung amerikanischer Kriegsgefangener (P.O.W.) durch die Chinesen, deren "Fortbildung" und Friedensbemühungen bis zu ihrer Entlassung. - Sehr gut erhalten.

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        Helena.

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1950 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket and yellow wraparound band. Spine slightly rolled, a little minor spotting to contents. An excellent copy in the unclipped jacket with faintly sunned spine and minor loss to head of spine. First edition, first impression. Waugh considered this to be his best post-war work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Les justes

      First edition, one of the copies numbered 1050 on alfa foam.Binding Editor open cardboard made according to the original model of Mario Prassinos.Precious and beautiful autograph signed by the author René Char: "René Char, brother of the latter, he has the whole road with admiration and affection of his friend / Albert Camus.".Beautiful specimen of exceptional provenance. Gallimard Paris 1950 11,5x18cm reliure de l'éditeur

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Un mauvais rêve suivi de Notes et variantes établies par Albert Béguin et de vingt-sept lettres de Georges Bernanos

      First edition, one of 65 numbered copies on Holland, deluxe edition after 50 Japan. Full burgundy morocco binding studded with golden dots, smooth back, a restoration in the foot of a jaw, flat struck at their centers a set of nets spirals contreplats guards and red velvet, preserved covers and backs, gilt edges of witnesses; case lined with burgundy morocco inside brown felt, flat lined as wood paper, superb signed binding Madeleine Gras. Marginal light bites on the white guards binding. Beautiful specimen well established. Plon Paris 1950 13x20cm relié sous étui

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        Noces

      New edition to 1050 numbered copies printed on vellum Navarre Voiron.Binding Editor open cardboard made according to the original model of Mario Prassinos.Valuable and important autograph signed by the author René Char: "René Char, these first Noces, with the best heart / Albert Camus.".Beautiful specimen of exceptional provenance. Gallimard Paris 1950 11,5x18cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        MY 66 (SIXTY-SIX) YEARS IN THE BIG LEAGUES The Great Story of America's National Game

      Philadelphia:: John C. Winston,, 1950. First Edition. Very Good++. SIGNED BY CONNIE MACK ON TITLE PAGE without personalization. A Very Good+ hardback Stated First Edition First Printing with age darkening pages, cover edge wear in a Very Good+ Dust Jacket with mild chips and scuffs. 8vo. 246 pp. A Scarce signed work in Dust Jacket.

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        Computing machinery and intelligence", in Mind 59, 1950, pp 433-60

      First edition of Alan Turing's seminal work on artificial intelligence, the 1950 paper in which he introduces his "Imitation Game". Turing's radical premise was that the question "Can a machine win the imitation game?" could replace the question "Can machines think?" - this "at a time when there were just four electronic computers in existence" (Copeland, Artificial intelligence: a philosophical introduction, 9). "To answer the question of whether or not electronic computer think, Turing proposed an experiment, later called the Turing test, that would allow the unbiased comparison of a machine's "thinking behavior" with that of a normal human being. The test involves two parties, "X" and "Y", who engage in a conversation by teletype. Human X cannot know whether Y is a machine or a person. If X believes that Y is responding like a person after a specified period of time, and Y turns out to be a machine, then that machine may be defined as having the capacity to "think" (Christie's, The Origin of Cyberspace Auction, 2005, 182). Further still", Turing subjected the question to a careful philosophical discussion, during which he catalogued and refuted nine objections to the claim that machinery can think" (Copeland, 9). "Turing believed that every human thought that could be expressed in language could be mimicked by a universal machine, or computer, if it was suitably programmed. Concerning the future of artificial intelligence, Turing wrote in this paper… "I believe that in about fifty years' time it will be possible to program computers with a storage capacity of about 109, to make them play the imitation game so well that an average interrogator will not have more than 70 per cent chance of making the right identification after five minutes of questioning. The original question, 'Can machines think?' I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted" (Turing, 442). CONDITION & DETAILS: Edinburgh: T. Nelson & Sons Ltd. Complete volume. 8vo. 8.5 by 5.5 inches (213 x 138mm). [ix], 1, [599], 1, [vi], 3. Recently rebound in blue cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Tightly and very solidly bound. Not ex-libris. Fine condition inside and out.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        LETTERATURA E ARTE CONTEMPORANEA (direttore ALESSANDRO BONSANTI) 1950 - 1951 TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Firenze poi Venezia, Carnesecchi poi Neri Pozza, 1950

      Questa collezione discende dalla affascinante avventura di Solaria e dei suoi due straordinari direttori. CAROCCI, Chiusa Solaria fondò la RIFORMA LETTERARIA con NOVENTA (1936 - 1939) , poi ARGOMENTI (1941) con Moravia ed ancora NUOVI ARGOMENTI (1953 - 1964). BONSANTI invece dopo Solaria accese la prima famosa serie di LETTERATURA (1937 - 1947), poi LETTERATURA ED ARTE CONTEMPORANEA (1950 - 1951) ed ancora altre serie di LETTERATURA 1953 - 1961 ed oltre . In mezzo usci' nel 1945 - 1946 un giornale fiorentino IL MONDO musicale e letterario - assai importante - in cui fu anche protagonista EUGENIO MONTALE. Va però anche ricordato che "Il Mondo di Pannunzio" ha radici in queste esperienze di Bonsanti e dei Solariani. Editore Carnesecchi Firenze formato 19,5 x 25,5) direttore Alessandro Bonsanti Redattori prima Giorgio Zampa poi dal num. 5 Michelangelo Masciotta Copertine verde - .aranciopne numero 1 (genn - febbraio '50) - pp.96. numero 2 (marzo.aprile '50) pp. 64. numero 3 (maggio - .giugno '50) pp. 87. numero 4 (lug - agosto '50) pp.104. numero 5 (sett - ottobre '50) pp.77. numero 6 (nov - dic. '50) pp.92 Cambia editore che diventa NERI POZZA - VENEZIA (formato 16,5 x 24,5) copertine rosse e verdi alternate. Direttore Alessandro Bonsanti con redattore capo Roberto Papi. Numero 7 / 8 (genn - aprile '51) pp.152. numero 9 (maggio - giugno '51) pp.88. numero 10 (lug - agosto '51) pp.110. numero 11 (sett.ottobre '51) pp.77. numero 12 (nov - dic. '51) pp. 109 (ultimo uscito) Tra gli autorevoli collaboratori vanno citati : Giuiseppe Raimondi, Augusto Loria, Giuseppe de robertis, Mario Luzi, Giulio Cesare Argan, Leone Traverso, Angioletti, Giacomo De Benedetti, Carlo Emilio Gadda, A. Parronchi,Toti Scialoja, Sergio Solmi, Luciano Anceschi, Eurialo De Michelis, Manlio Dazzi, Cesare Brandi, Filippo De Pisis, Franco Fortini e tanti altri. Questa non comune collezione di tutto il pubblicato, è offerta a

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        Original, hand-painted dust jacket design concepts for the first and second volumes of Winston Churchill's A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1950s. Here are two original, hand painted and lettered dust jacket design concepts for the American first edition of Churchill's A History of the English-Speaking Peoples by the influential mid-Twentieth Century book jacket designer Philip Grushkin (1921-1998). The designs are executed in gouache, watercolor, ink, and paste-down image on board.  The Volume I design measures 8.5 x 9.5 inches, the Volume II design 8.5 x 7.25 inches.  The design for The Birth of Britain is what we may assume to be an early concept, as the published design shares only the general red and blue colors and banded layout. Grushkin's Volume II design is of particular interest as it features the title Liberty and Sovereignty instead of the published title The New World. The Volume II dust jacket design is otherwise more similar to the published jacket, with the same style lettering and photo of Churchill used in the final design for the first volume. Emended to the spine of Grushkin's design for this volume are indecipherable penciled notes, presumably those of the publisher. Together these jackets present an example of the multi-stage process Grushkin employed in developing a jacket design, wherein he experimented with different images, arrangements, and type styles.  Both jacket designs are handsomely and professionally framed in dark brown wood with low glare UV Plexiglass, beveled mats, and a sturdy wire hanger on the rear.  A History of the English-Speaking Peoples is Churchill's sweeping history and last great work.  The first draft was completed just before the Second World War, but the work was not finished and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later.  The work traces a great historical arc from Roman Britain through the end of the Nineteenth Century, ending with the death of Queen Victoria.  Perhaps not coincidentally, this is the very year that saw Churchill conclude his first North American lecture tour, take his first seat in Parliament, and begin to make history himself.  The work was published in four volumes between 1956 and 1958.  The New York Times called Philip Grushkin "a book designer whose work made him the standard-bearer throughout the publishing industry," and his list of covers include such significant works as  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir, works by such eminent authors as Truman Capote, E.B. White, C.S. Lewis, and, not least, Winston Churchill.  Born in Brooklyn to Jewish-Russian immigrants, Grushkin developed an early interest in book jackets, and as a teen began collecting books with design that appealed to him. Of particular interest was the work of George Salter (1897-1967) who would later become Grushkin's mentor during his time studying calligraphy and design as an art student at Cooper Union. After the Second World War, Grushkin started his career in earnest, working for nearly all of the major publishers, and eventually becoming art director and vice president at Harry N. Abrams. In his book, Philip Grushkin: A Designer's Archive, author Paul Shaw writes, "Grushkin forged his own brand of modernism, a unique mixture of bold typographic hand lettering, dynamic background patterns, vibrant colors, and abstract."  Grushkin was a holdout for older methods in a changing industry.  "Hand-lettering was his mantra and muse. A computer, he argued, obliterated all that felt alive."  (NYT, Oct. 5, 1998).

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        Arte concreta. 1950 1951.

      Libro d?artista formato dalla raccolta di vario materiale tra cui cataloghi, incisioni a colori, pagine a collages etc. Opere di Munari, Sala Mazzon, Degand, Ballocco, Mazzo, Gessner, Dorfles, Monnet, Cantatore, Bloc, Bertini, Casarotti, Garau, Cagli e Turcato, Bombelli Tiravanti, Pantaleoni, Eichenberger, Ciacielli, Procaccio, Marc. Spiccano all?interno dell?insieme 4 pagine da uno dei libri illeggibili di Munari, veline di vario colore attraversate da diversi fili bianchi. Cfr. Maffei, M.A.C., p. 134s. Ottimo esemplare. Raro. in 32° oblungo 60 carte (comprese veline e carte sottomisura) di vario materiale e colori, legate assieme tramite incollatura a pressione.

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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. 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. Colour illustrations by the author throughout. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A Little Stone

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

      Bristol Douglas Cleverdon - Quarto. (viii), 38pp., + 8ff. engravings. One of 400 copies, printed in Arrighi italics by the Fanfare Press. One of the few works executed by Jones with copper engravings and one of his most stunning achievements. This copy bears an inscription by Jones on the front endpaper: "This copy was purchased by me/in January 1950 from a bookseller in Harrow." It is signed in full and initialed by Jones. Cleverdon notes that this book was not a commercial success, owing in large part to the onset of the Great Depression in the U.S., and by the middle of the 1930s, the regular edition was remaindered. Publisher's cloth-backed boards show some rubbing along extremities, and toning to spine. Overall, a very good copy. (Cleverdon 47; The Artist and the Book 136). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Wildschweinidyll. Wildschweinrotte am verschneiten Flußufer. Ölgemälde auf Leinwand.

      - Bildmaß: 78 x 68 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 95 x 85 cm. Das Bild rechts unten mit *L. Klein* signiert, undatiert ( ca. um 1950 ). Verso auf dem Rahmen wohl vom Künstler mit *Wildschweinidyll* bezeichnet. Gezeigt wird eine Wildschweinrotte im verschneiten Winterwald am Flußufer bei untergehender Sonne. Von guter Erhaltung. ( Bitte beachten: Hier wegen der Größe kein Versand, hier nur Selbstabholung in meinem Ladengeschäft ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) ( Please notice: No shipment possible ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Man Who Sold the Moon

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1950: Signed. First Edition, First Printing; one of an undetermined number of copies issued to subscribers with a blank page signed by Robert Heinlein inserted between the front free endpaper and the title page leaf. In Original dust jacket with price of $3.00 intact. In Very Good+ condition, in a Good- dust jacket. Light stain to top and bottom edges of page block, light tobacco odor and light toning to pages. Light wear at sine ends and corners, with a faint stain on the top of the front board. The dust jacket is missing a 2-inch chip at the base of the spine, and also shows loss at the top. There is creasing to the front panel, repairs to tears made from the verso, and front flap fold shows chipping and wear. Signed by Robert A. Heinlein. First Edition.

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        Collected Stories

      New York: Random House,, 1950. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt on blue ground, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. House in a custom black solander box. An excellent copy in the price-clipped dust jacket with a few small nicks. First edition thus collected, first printing, in the first issue binding with "The" included in the spine title.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Autograph Manuscript of his novel, CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE

      [New York?], 1950. Written variously in ink, pencil, with a few typed sections, on rectos of about 280 leaves of various sizes, mostly on ruled paper. Paginated irregularly, but with apparent continuity of text, as follows: [1]-31; 19, 136, 138, 142 (also 143),143bis, 144, 131A; [typed section , with large pencilled cancellation marks:] 143, 139, 138, 137, 136; 120 - 147; 178 - 200; 32 - 60; 90; 61 - 118; 149 - 177. 1 vols. Folio. Bound in three quarter green morooco and green cloth. Rubbed at joints, but sound; several leaves browned and brittle, a few chips at edges. "Jay Franklin" was the working nom de plume of John Franklin Carter, the syndicated New Deal columnist, radio commentator, public servant (Dept. of State & Agriculture), speechwriter for Harry Truman, intelligence advisor to FDR on Nazi party members, as well as the author of over 30 books, including the post nuclear-accident fantasy novel RAT RACE (1950), and, under the pseudonym "Diplomat", several murder mysteries from the 30s (e.g., THE CORPSE ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN) which Barzun and Taylor describe as 'wildly improbable and a little witty."CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE was published in 1950 by Duell, Sloan and Pearce, in the same year as RAT RACE.

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        LE CASSEROLE EMAILLEE. WOODCUT BY PICASSO

      Pablo Picasso, wood engraving in color. Artist proof from "Estampes" portfolio, dated 21 mars 1950, and signed in pencil by Picasso.

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        The cocktail party. A comedy

      Faber & Faber [1950], London - First edition, first issue, 8vo, pp. 167, [4]; fine copy in original green cloth, gilt-lettered spine and an unclipped dust jacket with small tape stain at the top of the front hinge. This copy inscribed by Eliot: To H. Hope Mirrless from T. S. Eliot / See p. 142." Hope Mirrlees (1887- 1978) was a British translator, poet and novelist. She was a friend of Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein, Bertrand Russell, as well as Eliot. Page 142 concerns monkeys, perhaps a reference to Mirrlees's move to South Africa in 1948, but more likely a reference to her most famous novel, Lud- in-the-Mist. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The cocktail party A comedy

      London: Faber & Faber. [1950]. "First edition, first issue, 8vo, pp. 167, [4]; fine copy in original green cloth, gilt-lettered spine and an unclipped dust jacket with small tape stain at the top of the front hinge. This copy inscribed by Eliot: To H. Hope Mirrless from T. S. Eliot / See p. 142."" Hope Mirrlees (1887- 1978) was a British translator, poet and novelist. She was a friend of Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein, Bertrand Russell, as well as Eliot. Page 142 concerns monkeys, perhaps a reference to Mirrlees's move to South Africa in 1948, but more likely a reference to her most famous novel, Lud- in-the-Mist."

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        Møbeltegninger tilrettelagt til brug for Frederiksberg tekniske Skole afd I. Skolen for Boligindretning.

      Frederiksberg tekniske Skole, Copenhagen 1950. 47 design delineations of Danish furniture, loose sheets separated by blank sheets. In original binding. Danish furniture designer Poul Kjærholm's copy, with his signature on front piece.. Design delineations of a broad variety of modern Danish design classics - chairs, bookcases and tables, by Hans Wegner, Mogens Koch, Kaare Klint, Børge Mogensen - made for the students of the Frederiksberg Technical Academy and used by the eminent Danish designer Poul Kjærholm (1929-80) as a student

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        Rodin inconnu - Images de Rudomine. Introd. de Marcel Aubert. Commentaire de Roger Gabert.

      Editions de l'Archipel 1950. 4° Gebundene Ausgabe - Zustand gut. Leichte Gebrauchsspuren. Schuber etwas beschädigt und berieben. Innen gut und sauber. Pappmappe mit 48 Tafeln. Nummeriertes Exemplar No. 263..

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        The Grass is Singing [Inscribed with Dry Fly Recommendation]

      London: Michael Joseph. (1950). The first edition of the first book by the 2007 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Signed by the author. Spine slightly cocked; with mild sunning to spine and board edges. Bookplate of Robert Lusty, the Deputy Chairman of Michael Joseph publishers, on the front free endpaper, just beneath Lessing's signature. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket, complete with the "Daily Graphic/ Book of the Month/ Book Society Recommend" wraparound band. Laid in is a publisher's response card. A nice copy of an uncommon first book, complete with ephemeral material and of distinguished provenance, coming from one of the heads of the publishing company. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        THE BRASS CUPCAKE

      Fawcett Publications, Inc., New York 1950 - Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. Gold Medal #124. Paperback original. The author's first book, inscribed by him. Hardboiled mystery. A fine unread copy. A scarce book signed and in condition. (7506) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Framed Autographed Letter Signed

      Philadelphia, 1950. unbound. 1 page on "Ritz-Carlton Hotel" stationery, 8.5 x 5.75 inches, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, no date but postmarked on October 26, 1950. In this letter, Silvers thanks "Philadelphia Inquirer" writer Harry Harris for a positive article, in full: "Dear Harry or should I say 'wonder man' how you ever came up with that real entertaining article with the dull things I told you, I'll never know -- to each his own, I guess. Nevertheless I'm very grateful for it and this note is sort of a small thank you for same. Even if I get stoned by the cabbies in town it's worth it. Thanks again and the best to you always. Phil Silvers." Two horizontal folds but otherwise in fine condition. Set in a gray matte beside a five-inch square photo of Silvers in character beside an actor dressed in Native American Indian attire, with a patterned silver frame measuring 13 x 16 inches. Additional signature on the original handwritten, postmarked envelope, housed neatly in a plastic sleeve on the back of the frame. American entertainer and comedy actor, known as "The King of Chutzpah.

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        Archiv für mathematische Logik und Grundlagenforschung / Archive for Mathematical Logic.

      Stuttgart, Kohlhammer (später: Berlin, Springer), 1950-1997.. Bände 1 - 36 in 17 Bänden. 8°. Blaue Leineneinbände.. ISSN: 0003-9268, 0933-5846. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Bände 1-8 als Fotokopie ergänzt.

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. [With:] The Later Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; [and] The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

      The Limited Editions Club, 1950. #717 of 1500. Illustrated with a Selective Collation of The Original Illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget and Others. 8 vols. 8vo. Paper covered boards backed with black cloth, two sets of the initials "VR" in white "bullet holes" on each cover, embossed center panel medallian of Holmes on upper covers. Fine in almost fine boxes and with some original galssine wrappers. The Definitive Holmes

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        Les justes

      Gallimard 1950 - - Gallimard, Paris 1950, 11,5x18cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edition originale, un des 1050 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa mousse. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage réalisée d'après la maquette originale de Mario Prassinos. Précieux et magnifique envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à René Char : " à René Char, frère de ceux-ci, dont il a fait toute la route avec l'admiration et l'affection de son ami. / Albert Camus". « Je tiens René Char pour notre plus grand poète vivant et Fureur et mystère pour ce que la poésie française nous a donné de plus surprenant depuis les Illuminations et Alcools » (Albert Camus, préface à l'édition allemande des Poésies de René Char, 1959). L'amitié entre Albert Camus et René Char figure parmi les plus belles et fructueuses de la littérature française. Rien ne semblait destiner l'écrivain journaliste algérois et le poète provençal à se rencontrer et encore moins à s'apprécier. Camus n'entendait rien à la poésie et Char n'avait aucun goût pour le roman, ceux de Maurice Blanchot mis à part. Pourtant, c'est par leurs oeuvres respectives que les deux artistes se découvrent et s'apprécient. Ainsi avant Camus et Char se rencontrent Caligula et Hypnos, illustrant tous deux la responsabilité du poète face à la violence du monde. « Dans nos ténèbres, il n'y a pas une place pour la Beauté. Toute la place est pour la Beauté. » (Char, Feuillets d'Hypnos). C'est cette exigence commune de la Beauté comme réponse politique à la démesure des idéologies qui unit les deux artistes au sortir de la guerre. Ferment de leur amitié, cette première « reconnaissance » inaugure une correspondance de douze années au fil de laquelle croît leur affection mutuelle et se révèlent leur convergences artistiques : « Je crois que notre fraternité - sur tous les plans - va encore plus loin que nous l'envisageons et que nous l'éprouvons. » (Char à Camus, 3 novembre 1951). « Quelle bonne et profonde chose que de se détacher peu à peu de tout ce et tous ceux qui ne méritent rien et de reconnaître peu à peu à travers les années et les frontières une famille d'esprits. Comme on se sent beaucoup tout d'un coup à être enfin quelques-uns. » (Camus à Char, 26 février 1950) Ces « quelques-uns », référence à la citation de Gide : « Je crois à la vertu du petit nombre ; le monde sera sauvé par quelques-uns », Char et Camus tenteront de les rassembler en fondant ensemble la revue Empédocle : « Il est peut-être temps que les quelques-uns dont parlait Gide se réunissent » écrit Camus à Guilloux en janvier 1949. Ils publieront des écrits de Gracq, Melville, Grenier, Guilloux, Blanchot, Ponge, Rilke, Kafka. Les dissensions internes auront rapidement raison de la revue, et c'est ensemble qu'ils abandonneront le projet. Leur amitié, elle, est sans ombre. Les deux hommes se retrouvent régulièrement en Provence, terre natale de Char et devenue, grâce à lui, le pays d'adoption de Camus. Ils partagent leurs manuscrits, se confient leur doutes : « Plus je produis et moins je suis sûr. Sur le chemin où marche un artiste, la nuit tombe de plus en plus épaisse. Finalement, il meurt aveugle. Ma seule foi est que la lumière l'habite, au-dedans, et qu'il ne peut la voir, et qu'elle rayonne quand même. Mais comment en être sûr. C'est pourquoi il faut bien s'appuyer sur l'ami, quand il sait et comprend, et qu'il marche lui-même du même pas. » Ils se dédient leurs oeuvres (la réédition des Feuillets d'Hypnos et Actuelles) et s'adressent sur chaque nouvel exemplaire des dédicaces qui, chacune, scellent leur fraternité d'armes et d'âme. « à René Char qui aide à vivre, en attendant notre royaume, son ami et son frère en espoir. » (manuscrit de La Peste) « Pour Albert Camus, un des très rares hommes que j'admire et que j'aime et dont l'oeuvre est l'honneur de ce temps. René Char » (Fureur et mystère) « [à RENÉ CHAR], frère de route, ce livre de bord d'un commun voyage vers le temps des hommes, en attendant midi. Affectueusement Albert Camus » (Actuelles I) « Pour [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Archiv für Liturgiewissenschaft. Band I - XXIV (1-24), Jahrgang 1950 - 1982 (einschl.). Insgesamt 30 Bände. Herausgegeben von Hilarius Edmonds in Verbindung mit Prof. A. L. Mayer & Dr. O. Heiming im Auftrag des Abt-Herwegen-Instituts für liturgische und monastische Forschung - Abtei Maria Lach.,

      Regensburg, Verlag Friedrich Pustet, Maria Laach, Abt-Herwegen-Institut,, 1950 - 1982. - je Band 400 - 500 Seiten. Gestempelt, Schnitt leicht angestaubt, sonst sehr guter Zustand. [interner Vermerk: Lager Rosbergstr.] /lkrs 0025 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 40000 Gr.-8°, gebunden, blaues Leinen mit Goldprägung, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Minotaure ou La Halte d'Oran

      (Paris): Charlot. 1950. The limited edition of an essay on finding solitude in order to replenish the soul. "There are no more deserts. There are no more islands. Yet there is a need for them." Camus argues that one can find solitude in the city but not in the cities of Europe, which have too much history present at all times; he finds Oran, in his native Algeria, to be a city where one can find the needed solitude. The edition was 1343 copies in a number of issues: this is one of 120 copies reserved for the use of the author. Although issued as an unsigned edition, this copy is inscribed by the author: "a Nicole, et Jean Marie/ avec la fidele affection/ de leur vieux camarade/ Albert Camus." ["To Nicole, and Jean Marie/ with the faithful affection/of their old comrade/ Albert Camus."] The recipients were almost certainly Nicole and Jean-Marie Domenach, French intellectuals and friends of Camus, albeit with some philosophical differences. Jean-Marie was a noted left wing Catholic thinker, and while he and Camus were both vocal in protesting such activities as the French use of torture during the Algerian civil war, Domenach had considerably more sympathy for the socialist and communist governments of the time, which Camus found repugnant. It is interesting to note the comma in the inscription, as though the inclusion of Jean-Marie in the presentation was an after thought, or perhaps a necessity of politesse. Long after Camus had died, Jean-Marie Domenach provided a preface to a book of his thinking, Albert Camus and Christianity. Hope on Trial. This is copy number 848 of 120 copies in vellum, on Rives paper. The deluxe editions of this title turn up at auction with some regularity, but we were unable to find any instance of one of the author's copies in the market, and very few copies of this limited edition have ever turned up signed. Small chip to spine crown; very good in wrappers. A remarkable rarity, and a notable association copy. First Edition. Softcover.

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        Prestwick St. Nicholas Golf Club

      Prestwick, Ayrshire: privately, by the Committee 1950 - Published to mark the Centenary of the club in 1951. "Golf is a science, the study of a lifetime, in which you may exhaust yourself but never your subject", D.R. Forgan. 8vo. xi + 180pp. Frontis (of the author) + 24 plates, fold-out plan of the St Nicholas golf links in the rear. Original green cloth, gilt title to spine, top edge gilt. The business card of the club secretary, James Forrest, has been pasted in on the front endpaper. A very good and clean copy of this scarce title. [D&M, 17660]  

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        Le Minotaure ou La Halte d'Oran

      (Paris): Charlot. 1950. The limited edition of an essay on finding solitude in order to replenish the soul. "There are no more deserts. There are no more islands. Yet there is a need for them." Camus argues that one can find solitude in the city but not in the cities of Europe, which have too much history present at all times; he finds Oran, in his native Algeria, to be a city where one can find the needed solitude. The edition was 1343 copies in a number of issues: this is one of 120 copies reserved for the use of the author. Although issued as an unsigned edition, this copy is inscribed by the author: "a Nicole, et Jean Marie/ avec la fidele affection/ de leur vieux camarade/ Albert Camus." ["To Nicole, and Jean Marie/ with the faithful affection/of their old comrade/ Albert Camus."] The recipients were almost certainly Nicole and Jean-Marie Domenach, French intellectuals and friends of Camus, albeit with some philosophical differences. Jean-Marie was a noted left wing Catholic thinker, and while he and Camus were both vocal in protesting such activities as the French use of torture during the Algerian civil war, Domenach had considerably more sympathy for the socialist and communist governments of the time, which Camus found repugnant. It is interesting to note the comma in the inscription, as though the inclusion of Jean-Marie in the presentation was an after thought, or perhaps a necessity of politesse. Long after Camus had died, Jean-Marie Domenach provided a preface to a book of his thinking, Albert Camus and Christianity. Hope on Trial. This is copy number 848 of 120 copies in vellum, on Rives paper. The deluxe editions of this title turn up at auction with some regularity, but we were unable to find any instance of one of the author's copies in the market, and very few copies of this limited edition have ever turned up signed. Small chip to spine crown; very good in wrappers. A remarkable rarity, and a notable association copy. First Edition. Softcover.

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        Jennings Goes to School

      Collins, 1950, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st EditionThe boards are a bit rubbed and bumped. There is a small moisture mark to the front board. One gift inscription and a few spots. Minor insect gnawing to the page edges. Soundly bound. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: fq10.

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        PAUL ROBESON SOUVENIR BOOK

      1950. ROBESON, Paul. PAUL ROBESON SOUVENIR BOOK. New York: Columbia Records Inc., [no date but circa 1950]. Quarto: pictorial wraps, 16 pages with a nice portrait of Robeson on the front cover. Illustrated with photographs. A promotional souvenir booklet depicting the life and career of Robeson from his early days at Rutgers University up to the 1950s. The book could be purchased from Al Greenstone, based in New York City, who issued similar souvenir books in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Signed by Robeson in ink on the front cover: "With good wishes, Paul Robeson." While there are Robeson autographs available, to find one on a biographical book solely dedicated to the famous actor, bass-baritone, and civil rights activist is quite uncommon! Very Good condition (great contrast to the signature). $650.00 Nice!

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        Veduta marina con pescatori.

      1950 - Firmato in basso a destra. Nasce ad Innsbruck. Subito dopo, in seguito ai moti anti-italiani, la famiglia Baldessari lascia Innsbruck. A Rovereto il padre acquista il "Caffè Accademia", che diventa in breve centro d’italianità e d’irredentismo.\r1904/1908 - Negli anni dell’adolescenza roveretana, terminate le elementari, s’ingegna a disegnare nel caffè paterno i profili degli avventori senza cedere ad un innato senso del comico e del caricaturale. Il professore di disegno Luigi Comel vede i disegni e, dopo avergli impartito lezioni di disegno e pittura, convince il padre a mandare Roberto a Venezia.\r1908 - S’iscrive all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. Ha come maestri Guglielmo Ciardi, per la pittura, ed Emanuele Brugnoli, per I’incisione.\r1908/1914 - Nei sette anni veneziani conosce e frequenta, tra gli altri, i conterranei Umberto Moggioli e Tullio Garbari, nonché Gino Rossi, Arturo Martini, Ugo Valeri e il critico Nino Barbantini, "che faceva da papà a tutti".\r1914 - Si diploma. Vince il "Premio Scala" dell’Accademia, per il paesaggio. Adesione al Futurismo e primi quadri sperimentali studiando i "maestri": Carrà e Boccioni soprattutto.\r1915 - Trasferimento con la famiglia a Firenze, ove è allievo della Scuola d’Arte di S. Croce. Morte del padre. Caffè delle "Giubbe Rosse" e primi contatti con i futuristi fiorentini.\r1916 - Attività con i futuristi del gruppo toscano: Primo Conti, Achille Lega, Emilio Notte, Ottone Rosai, ecc. Il suo stile futurista, dopo aver sperimentato i maestri e occhieggiato al cubismo, comincia a delinearsi. Prime incisioni futuriste. Viaggio a Milano e contatti con Marinetti ed i futuristi lombardi.\r1917 - Breve soggiorno a Lugo di Romagna. Amicizia con Balilla Pratella. Partecipa con Nino Pasi e Achille Lega all’Esposizione d’Arte di Lugo alla quale espone i suoi quadri futuristi. Collaborazione a "L’Italia Futurista".\r1917 - 31 dicembre. Nel numero 36 (anno II) di "L’Italia Futurista" Baldessari compare con i componenti del "Gruppo pittorico futurista fiorentino".\r1918/1919 - Lavoro assiduo a contatto col clima futurista. Collaborazione a "Roma Futurista". Nel 1918 secondo viaggio a Milano ove nasce il quadro "Galleria + Bandiere" e partecipazione ad una collettiva al Palazzo della Permanente. A Roma è in contatto con Depero, Balla, ecc. Rivede per I’ultima volta Moggioli, già febbricitante per la "spagnola". Anch’egli è ricoverato all’ospedale di S. Spirito.\r1919 - A Milano per I’allestimento della "Prima Esposizione Futurista" di Palazzo Cova, nell’ambito della quale partecipa con 14 dipinti. La mostra poi si trasferirà a Genova.\r1920 - Soggiorno a Padova. Mostra personale futurista alla "Triveneta". Iniziano i primi viaggi nei paesi del Baltico e del Mare del Nord. Amicizia con Herwarth Walden. Negli anni successivi sono i contatti con Liebermann e Archipenko, Justus Bier, Kurt Schwitters, Vordemberge-Gildevart.\r1921 - Partecipa alla Mostra futurista di Parigi.\r1923/1925 - Soggiorni in Francia ed in Spagna. Per distinguersi dall’architetto Luciano Baldessari, a quel tempo valente acquerellista, si firma da questo momento come "Iras-Baldessari". Tra il 1923/1924 porta la sua pittura ad esperienze di sintesi cosmica e, grazie alla frequentazione di Vordemberge-Gildevart (del gruppo "Astratti di Hannover") anche a composizioni astratte. Compone sculture in filo di ferro ("metalloplastiche"). Con il 1924 inizia a dipingere anche quadri figurativi ed avvia una serie di acqueforti sui temi dei caffè parigini e della corrida. Moltissimi disegni "di viaggio" in album e taccuini.\r1925 - Ritorno in Italia e definitivo schieramento sul fronte figurativo.\r1926 - Personale alla Casa d’Arte A.G. Bragaglia, Roma. Inizia la serie delle "Puntesecche romane".\r1926/1930 - Soggiorno romano intervallato da viaggi e soste in Svizzera, Belgio, Olanda e Germania. Continua la serie delle puntesecche. Nel 1926 esce la cartella delle "Litografie Romane", di soggetto analogo alle puntesecche. Nel 1927 pu

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        Charles Addams' Monster Rally

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1950. Later printing. With a Foreword by John O'Hara. Illustrated by Charles Addams. 4to. White cloth spine over yellow boards in dust jacket. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in black felt tip ?'For Mrs. Schaefer, with happy memories, Chas. Addams, 1970,?" beside a fantastic full-length sketch of Gomez Addams.

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        PEBBLE IN THE SKY

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City 1950 - Octavo, jacket art by Richard Powers, cloth. The author's first SF novel (and first book). 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 a fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to upper right corner tip and a two small closed tears, one to the base of the front panel (6 mm) and base of spine panel (8 mm). (16890) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Framed Autographed Letter Signed

      Philadelphia, 1950. unbound. 1 page on "Ritz-Carlton Hotel" stationery, 8.5 x 5.75 inches, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, no date but postmarked on October 26, 1950. In this letter, Silvers thanks "Philadelphia Inquirer" writer Harry Harris for a positive article, in full: "Dear Harry or should I say 'wonder man' how you ever came up with that real entertaining article with the dull things I told you, I'll never know -- to each his own, I guess. Nevertheless I'm very grateful for it and this note is sort of a small thank you for same. Even if I get stoned by the cabbies in town it's worth it. Thanks again and the best to you always. Phil Silvers." Two horizontal folds but otherwise in fine condition. Set in a gray matte beside a five-inch square photo of Silvers in character beside an actor dressed in Native American Indian attire, with a patterned silver frame measuring 13 x 16 inches. Additional signature on the original handwritten, postmarked envelope, housed neatly in a plastic sleeve on the back of the frame. American entertainer and comedy actor, known as "The King of Chutzpah.

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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.

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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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