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        Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors with Applications to Transistor Electronics

      Toronto, New York, London: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. [2], [2 - frontispiece], [iii]-xxiii, [1 blank], [1]-558 pages, followed by blank leaf and appendix B which was printed on both sides of the rear flyleaf plus the rear pastedown (3 pages total). The first printing, [November] 1950. Spine lightly browned as usual, spine label still bright and readable. Otherwise clean and bright internally. Lacks the dust jacket as is often the case with this book which was used by a generation of engineers as a standard reference. Hardcover. An important book by Shockley who, with Bardeen and Brattain, co-invented the transistor and were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956 ''for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect''.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Herausgegeben von Edgar Jene und Max Hölzer. 2 Hefte (= alles Erschienene).

      Klagenfurt, Verlag Josef Haid bzw. (Paris, Editions Surreallistes), (1950-53).. 8° bzw. 4°. Mit zahlr. tlw. ganzs. Illustrationen. 94 S., 1 Bl.; 32 S., Illustr.-OKart.-Bde. (von Edgar Jene bzw. Toyen).. Erstausgabe der mit den beiden vorliegenden Heften vollständigen "Surrealistischen Publikationen". - Mit Texten bzw. Illustrationen von George Henein, Paul Celan, Werner Riemerschmied, Cellu Naum, Maurice Nadeau, Walter Behrens, Victor Brauner, Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, Andre Breton, Hans Arp, Benjamin Peret, Edgar Jene, Antonin Artaud, Michael Guttenbrunner, Rudolf Pointner, Rudolf Wittkopf, Max Hölzer, Franz Rogler u.a. - Rücken des ersten Heftes min rissig u. mit kl. Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital. Rechte obere Ecke des zweiten Heftes min. bestoßen. - Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. - Laakmann/Tgahrt 428.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        The Vienna Prater.

      c. 1950 - Vintage silver gelatin print. Photographer's inkstamp on verso, title in manuscript in French. Dimensions: 250 by 210mm. (10 by 8 inches). Israëlis Bidermanas (1911–1980), who worked under the name of Izis, was a Lithuanian photographer who worked in France and is best known for his photographs of French circuses and of views of Paris.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        The Man Who Sold the Moon: Harriman and the Escape from Earth to the Moon!

      1950. Hardcover. Fine. First Printing of the First Edition, review copy, with material, laid-in, including: a photocopied typed letter to the prospective reviewer, a 5x4" black and white glossy photograph portrait of Heinlein on modern Kodak paper, and a short photocopied typed note from the publisher to Van [Allan Bradley], then reviewer for the Chicago Daily News (as identified with a hand-written post-it note). Black cloth-backed beige boards, spine lettered in gilt, chronological chart on endpapers, with the publisher's printed label "Future History, 1951-2600 A.D." on the bottom of the front and rear free endpapers, as issued [Currey p. 233; Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-89; Reginald 07048]. SIGNED by the publisher, Mel Korshak, on the title page. The first book of Heinlein's Future History Series. A trace of wear, else book and dust jacket in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        Aarburg. Aquarell und schwarze Tuschfeder. Unten rechts in Bleistift monogrammiert, bezeichnet und datiert: „F H Aarburg 1950".

      - 24,2 : 31,8 cm auf Bütten. Die äussersten Ecken mit Resten alter Montierung.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Quatrefoil

      Greenberg, New York 1950 - 8vo, pp. 373. Original black boards, lettered and decorated in gilt on front panel and spine. A bright, tight copy in the pictorial dustwrapper, a little edgeworn, with some chipping to spine ends, and a closed lateral tear to spine centre. Very good. First edition of the author's first book, inscribed by Barr to Richard Yates on the front free endpaper: 'To: My dearest friend, Dick Yates, with my very best wishes always. James Barr New York 1959.' In the late 1950s both Barr and the novelist Richard Yates were contributors to the New Yorker. Described by Roger Austen as 'one of the most intelligently written of American gay novels', and 'one of the earliest novels that could have produced a glow of gay pride.' Barr was born in rural America, where his sexuality saw him cast out by both his family and the wider community, and where he saw his (gay) best friend commit suicide on his wedding day. Quatrefoil, semi-autobiographical and unashamed, charts the central characters' progress as they come to terms with their sexuality, each other, themselves and the world around them. It eschews all gay stereotypes, and was written at the suggestion of Barr's psychiatrist 'as a key to solving [Barr's] problems at the time'. Although overwritten for today's taste, and with a melodramatic ending, Quatrefoil quickly became a rallying point for the gay readership of the 1950s, a readership delighted at last to have been written about with insight, accuracy and a modicum of style. One of the first true works of gay literature -- as opposed to gay fiction-- and certainly the first ever to be published by a mainstream imprint. An important book with a fine association. Slide 1. Slide 1

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        Le Dur Désir de Durer.

      1950 1950 - Paris: Bordas 1950. With many illustr. and with 1 coloured plate by Chagalle. 50 pp. Limited to 1015 copies. Note on flyleaf. With the original glassine wrappers (slightly worn). * Copy no. 63 of 1000 on vélin bouffant d'Alfa. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Notes on a Horse Thief

      Greenville MS: Levee Press. 1950. First. First edition. Decorations by Elizabeth Calvert. Very slightly cocked, a bit of modest rubbing at the extremities, a very good or better copy. Copy number 804 of 975 numbered copies Signed by the author. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        (Photo Album: Leyton Public Library)

      Leyton, England. (1950). Original photo album with materials tipped-in, compiled as a gift to a patron or librarian. Oblong quarto, 21 tipped-in black and white photographs, also tipped-in typescript, newspaper article and booklet, black cloth, with hand-calligraphed title page: "To Miss Doris M. Savage / With / The Best Wishes / of / The Staff / of / The Leyton Public Libraries / Wednesday, April 12th, 1950 / To Remember a Happy Partnership / May 1949 - April 1950." Covers rubbed at extremities, else near fine. The photos are mostly of the Leyton Library and its patrons and staff. Many depict the activities sponsored by the library: readings, discussion groups, story hour for children. The typescript and over half of the photos were used for a published booklet, which is also included (The Borough of Leyton Public Libraries: A Family Affair, Leyton Public Libraries, 1950). The newspaper clipping concerns a Leyton librarian, Edward Sydney, who received an important post at the United Nations. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Original-Porträt-Fotografie. Silbergelatine-Abzug auf Agfa Brovira. Verso gestempelt Photo Umbo Hannover T 60697.

      (Ca. 1950).. 17,8x11,8 cm.. 2 Ecken etwas eselsohrig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Thierstein]
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        CHANSONS DE SALLES DE GARDE.

      Au Quartier Latin, (Paris) - 4º, 224p, ils. 2 tintas en texto, láms. color. Hol. puntas pergamino-papel, dibujo color en lomo, conserva cubs. originales. Ejemplar nº 259 de una ed. limitada fuera de comercio. Dedicatoria autógrafa de Hemard (fechada en 1950). c.1930

      [Bookseller: Escalinata, librería]
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        Philosophia Naturalis. Archiv für Naturphilosophie und die philosophischen Grenzgebiete der exakten Wissenschaften und Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Band 1-25 (jew. Heft 1-4) komplett.

      Meisenheim/Glan Anton Hain 1950-1988. g.e. Okart. Format: Gr.-8°. Rücken von Bd. 1 leicht beschädigt; (Versandkosten auf Anfrage)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat SCHADEN Einzelunternehmen]
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        Medieval Scenes

      San Francisco: Centaur Press. (1950). First. First edition. Saddle-stitched wrappers. Color block print by Kermit Sheets. A bit of tanning at the edges, and a faint stain on the front wrap. One of 250 copies, Signed by the author. The poet Charles Olson's copy, with his ownership Signature ("Olson") on the front fly. Olson served as Duncan's mentor beginning in 1947 (when Duncan wrote the poems in this book), and in 1956 invited him to teach at Black Mountain College. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Let Out the Beast ---the World Destroyed By Atomic Blast in 1965 ---in a Dustjacket

      Toronto: News Stand Library # 2, 1950, 1st Edition, 1st Printing - ------------paperback, a Near Fine copy in a Very Good/Very Good+ dustjacket, when issued the jacket was made slighly larger than the book so the jacket edges are always curled over the text block and usually has some light chipping and very short tears (as does this copy), very rare in dustjacket, in 25 years I've only had 5 copies and one of those was in pieces, when NSL issued this series of jacketed books they actually glued the jacket to the spine of the book, this copy has NOT had the dj removed from the spine of the book, short tear along spine of jacket on front cover, the second best copy I have seen, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup (Member of IOBA)]
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        Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors with Applications to Transistor Electronics

      D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc, Toronto, New York, London 1950 - First Edition. [2], [2 - frontispiece], [iii]-xxiii, [1 blank], [1]-558 pages, followed by blank leaf and appendix B which was printed on both sides of the rear flyleaf plus the rear pastedown (3 pages total). The first printing, [November] 1950. A bright clean copy, with just a touch of sunning to the spine panel. Lacks the dust jacket as is often the case with this book which was used by a generation of engineers as a standard reference. Hardcover. An important book by Shockley who, with Bardeen and Brattain, co-invented the transistor and were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956 ''for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect''. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books ( ABAA / ILAB )]
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        Stilleben. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1950 - Um 1950. Bildgrösse 35x38 cm. Unten rechts voll signiert. Gerahmt 56x60 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Cartel Toros - Poster Building : PLAZA VALENCIA - 2 abril 1950. CALERITO, FRASQUITO Y GUILLEN. Dibujo de J.REUS

      Imp Ortega, Valencia, 260x110 cm sin faldon + faldón 85 cm 1950 - Papel El faldon con roturas Novillos de José Benítez Cubero. Matadores : Manuel Calero CALERITO; Francisco Sánchez FRASQUITO; Félix GUILLEN.

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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        Typed Letter Signed (in English), Montagnola (Ticino), Switzerland, April 26, 1950

      NP, NP 1950 - 1 page (1 leaf; recto only). Letter in reply to unidentified correspondent's questionnaire: "Dear Sir: I thank you for your letter of the 5th April and will try to reply to your questions. 'Gedichte' (1903) was not my first published work. My first work in your sense to be published was: 'ROMANTISCHE LIEDER'. It was published 1898 by 'E. Pierson's Verlag, Dresden und Leipzig' . I could not decipher all your questions, perhaps I misunderstood one . Yours sincerily [sic] [signature] H Hesse". With additional relevant material present (including reproduced portrait photograph, plus typed and Xeroxed copies and transcriptions. Fold to midsection (to form oblong small 4to); slight browning to edges; else a fine specimen from the post-Nobel Prize period. Hesse (1877-1962), German-born and Swiss adopted novelist and poet, noted for the primarily psychological novels ("Demian", 1919; "Steppenwolf", 1927; etc); awarded the Goethe Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books]
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        The Harvard Advocate Registration Issue [First Published Appearance of an Illustration by Edward Gorey]

      Cambidge, Mass.: Advocate House 1950, 1st Ediition. () 24pp. Very good. Quarto. Original illustrated wrappers. Staple bound. Two small (largest approximately 0.25" X 0.5") chips to upper edge of wrapper, not affecting images or text. Two slightly larger (largest approximately 2" X 0.5") chips to edges rear wrapper. Interally clean. The Gorey illustration is bright and unfaded. This issue of the Harvard Advocate marks the first published illustration of Edward Gorey, the American illustrator and author famed for his striking, macabre style. The cover illustration features two dapper men tossing sticks at smiling heads mounted on pikes. Gorey's first book, the Unstrung Harp, did not appear until three years after this illustration. Gorey went on to write over 100 books, many for children. The issue also contains poems by Francis O'Hara, Gorey's Harvard room mate..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        The Town And The City.

      New York: Harcourt Brace And Company. - First Edition, 1950. Cranberry red cloth boards stamped in gilt at spine and front cover, in dark blue, brown and green dustjacket. SIGNED in blue ballpoint pen as "John Kerouac" on the top of the front endpaper. Book is Fine, with a stamped annotation on the top margin of the FFEP "AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION", which would account for the tiny abrasions on the bottom of the FFEP apparently from a plate removal; and tiny fray to lower front point of board. Jacket is also Fine, bright, unfaded, not price-clipped, with a small scratch on the rear panel at the top edge of the authorial photograph, and two superfluous tape shadows on the verso of the spine panel. A beautiful copy, clean, with the lightest possible use. Kerouac's First Book, published under the name John. A straight narrative with obvious debts especially to Wolfe, among others, with hardly a hint of the stylistic mannerisms by which he would eventually be known. Scans available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Compass Rose Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        GRAJERIAS. 19 marzo 1950.

      S/imp. Lleida, 1950 - . 25 cm. 2 h., 27 lám. con caricaturas realizadas por Josep Alfons Tarragó i Pleyan, acompañadas de tercetos humorísticos, 20 h. Edición privada de 28 ejemplares numerados (ej. 4). Enc. en marroquín azul, ruedas, nervios, florones, corte superior dorado. Larga dedicatoria autógrafa. * Las caricaturas son de 28 personajes destacados de la sociedad leridana de mediados del siglo XX que se denominaban los "grajos". Componían la "grajería": Manuel Mercé Sendra, Víctor Hellín (que fue alcalde de Lleida), Miguel Mangrané, Antonio Roch, Francisco de A. Bordalba, Laureano Alija, Ramón Subirá, Jaime Alvarado, Juan Roch, Francisco Pifarré, Jaime Pifarré, Andrés Cemeli, Julián Mangranés, Antonio Pàmies, Julián Plana, Juan Duch, José Sanjuan, Jaime Castells, José María Dalmau, Ricardo Ametlla, Francisco Pons, Buenaventura Vilalta, Miguel Puig, Jaime Fuset y Vicente Ferrándiz. En la justificación de la tirada dice que se destruyeron las planchas y los clichés de esta obra. Lleida Bibliofília español

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        AFFICHE : LE SOLEIL PASSE L'HIVER EN FRANCE SUR LA CÔTE D'AZUR

      - Date : 1950 Dimensions : 64x97cm Imp : BEDOS & Cie PARIS Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en bon état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        A Hornbook for Witches

      Arkham 1950 - First Edition, First Printing. One of the scarcest Arkham House titles with only 553 copies published An attractive dustjacket that is rich in color with slight wear to the spine ends and panels with no chipping to the dustjacket. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this true first edition in collector's condition!!! We are also interested in purchasing these type of books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Primera parte de la Murgetana del Oriolano, guerras, y conquista del Reyno de Murcia por el Rey don Iayme primero de Aragon. Con la redempcion del Castillo de Origuela. Donde se illustra casi toda la nobleza de España, como se vera en la pagina siguiente. Compuesta por . / Edición presentada (y dirigida) por Antonio Pérez Gómez

      - EDICION DE BIBLIOFILO LIMITADA Y NUMERADA.- Valencia: ["la fonte que mana y corre" ?], Imp. en los Talleres de Tipografía Moderna, 1950.- [2 h.] + mas 8 h., 100 folios, 8 h. de la reedición + [2 h.]: Incluye la portada original facsimil; 4º (24,6 cm.); Excelente impresión sobre magnífico papel de hilo verjurado; Finamente encuadernado en Plena Piel chagrén verde intenso, tapas con rueda dorada, lomo dorado y con 5 nervios, cabeza pintada, conseva las cubiertas originales.- [Aunque no va indicado en el libro, creo que pertenece a las ediciones de ."la fonte que mana y corre". que dirigía Antonio Pérez y Gómez]. Reedición de lujo basada íntegramente en la edición de "Valencia, por Iuan Vicente Franco, a la Pelleria vieja, junto a sant Martin, Año 1608". La presente edición ha sido dirigida por Antonio Pérez y Gomez, impresa a mano con caracteres Bodoni, en los Talleres de Tipografía Moderna, bajo el cuidado de María Amparo y Vicente Soler. Consta de 218 ejemplares, sobre papel de hilo ahuesado verjurado, numerados del 1 al 218. SIENDO ESTE EL Nº 61. RARISIMA EDICION DE BIBLIOFILO, MAGISTRALMENTE ENCUADERNADA Y EN IMPECABLE ESTADO.{ Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone / Tennessee Williams

      [New York] : New Directions 1950 - Description: 148 p. ; 21 cm. Subjects: Americans--Italy--Fiction. Women--Italy--Fiction. Rome (Italy) --Fiction. Limited to 500 copies and SIGNED by the author. Finely bound vellum-backed batik boards in glassine dw, near fine. An exceptional copy complete with the original (somewhat edge-worn) slip-case. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 148 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE

      New Directions, NY 1950 - First edition, first prnt. Review Copy with the publisher's compliments slip dated "Sept 27 1950" laid in. Signed by Williams on the second front free endpage. Faint beginning toning on spine topedge and endpages; dustjacket with chipping on front panel topedge, spine ends and one corner, other corners just touched and two inch closed tear at spine fold with interior tape repair (not visible on the outside). Near Fine condition in a Very Good dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. A tight, clean copy with a bright dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        ALL AND EVERYTHING: FIRST SERIES Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson

      New York: Harcourt Brace, 1950. First edition. Very good condition; Spine shows signs of use, is slightly darkened and has light cracking along one edge. Bound in green leather with a custom slip-case; Gilt rules and 'GURDJIEFF' on spine; Front board decorated with series title, 'All and Everything', an Enneagram, and owner's name, J. Howarth; Top page edges gilt; 1,238 pages

      [Bookseller: By The Way Books]
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        All and Evertyhing: First Series: Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. 1238 p. First American edition, first printing. (Stated "first edition" on copyright page; was initially published in the Russian and Armenian languages.) Very Good+ hardcover in Good+ dust jacket. Jacket is mylar-protected. Book itself in nice shape: clean pages and sturdy binding.Light shelf wear, toning to pages with age, a few scuffs/foxing to edges and margins. A few small foxing marks in margins. Dust jacket well-creased along bottom edge, tape on verso, small closed tear on froint panel near head, price-clipped. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        [Unpublished Screenplay and Treatment]: I Want to Go to America

      Beverly Hills: James J. Geller. (No date - circa 1950). First. Quarto. Unpublished five page film treatment, stapled in one corner, in effect a short story manuscript (With): 33pp. screenplay by Marvin Wald, bradbound in blue wrappers, based on Farrell's outline. Covers worn a bit, very good. Housed in a custom clamshell case with a morocco label stamped in gilt. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        OBRAS COMPLETAS, tomos I-II-III-IV y V. (obra completa).

      - Madrid, Afrodisio Aguado, 1950-1955, 11x16, 5 tomos: I-Crítica y Ensayo. II-Semblanzas. III- Viajes y Crónicas. IV-Cuentos y Novelas. V- Poesía. 989+1153+1403+1119+1474 págs, Sellos en tampon de la anteriro propietaria en tomos I y V. Buena conservación. Encuadernados en plena piel editorial con hierros dorados en lomeras, papel biblia, cintas de registro, corte superior dorado. (52575).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        [The Chronicles of Narnia:]

      London: Geoffrey Bles / The Bodley Head,, 1950–56. 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. 7 volumes, octavo. Original varicoloured boards, titles to spine in silver, map front endpapers to titles 2-5. With the dust jackets. Housed in a dark blue cloth slipcase with ribbon made by The Chelsea Bindery. Frontispiece and illustrations in the text by Pauline Baynes. Spines rolled and with some fading, mild spotting to endpapers and scattered pages, previous ownership inscription to front free endpaper of The Magician's Nephew, but a very good set in the jackets, somewhat dust-soiled, with mild wear to extremities, The Lion, The Witch with large chip to top of spine end, closed tear to lower front edge of the Silver Chair, foxing to rear panel of The Magician's Nephew, mild toning to spines, a very attractive set. First editions, first impressions. A complete set of The Chronicles of Narnia.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Typed Letter, signed, to Rebecca Wadsworth in Stamford, Connecticut, regarding her acquaintance with his father, Frank Nixon

      Washington, D.C, 2 february, 1950. 4to. One page on letterhead of House of Representatives. Very good. In black cloth chemise . In answer to her inquiry, the young Congressman from California writes "This is just a note to tell you that I am the son of Frank Nixon of California and that i can recall his speaking of you on several occasions. Three years ago, when I came to Washington, my farmer [sic] and mother purchased a farm in Pennsylvania and have lived there until this Winter. He had the misfortune, however, of breaking his arm just a fw weeks ago and has now gone to Florida for th balance of the year -" Nixon had leaped to national prominence through his role in the Un-American Activities Committee in winning a perjury conviction against Alger Hiss

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Six Watercolor and Gouache Drawings of Underground Paris Drinking Clubs in the Early 1950s

      1950 - Color watercolor and gouache illustrations on textured paper. 8.5" x 9.75". Overall near fine with some light wear and scattered light creasing, with one image subtly rubbed at a few places. Vignettes of couples in various stages of inebriation, dancing, and flirting, with dogs and mice in each illustration. The dogs, either French poodles or schnauzers, are (variously) lifting their leg, up at the bar drinking the cocktails through a straw, or dealing with the mice. The walls of the club are covered in graffiti and cobwebs. The graffiti spoofs Existentialism and Bebop culture. One club is called "La Rose Noire [Cafe Existentialiste]" with the band called "l'Ensemble Be-Bop." The cartoon is entitled "La Nausee" referencing Sartre, with the clubgoers looking hungover. Another is entitled "Indigenes de St. Germain de Pres," with two beboppers at the bar. Other graffiti is playful: "Alcool Tue Lentement [Alcohol Kills Slowly]." "Vive Sartre et le Coca Cola" is crossed out, with "vendu aux U.S.A. [Sold to the U.S.A.]" underneath. Other graphics include hearts with girls' names, nude women, and a gallows. Apparently the work of the mysterious artist, Tabou & Cie, with each work titled and numbered on the verso. A charming and vibrant collection of humorous French illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Design of Mosaic for Sancturary, Church of our Savior of the Bleeding Heart.

      ca. 1950s. - Gouache painting. 19 x 12 inches. Signed in pencil by the artist. Titled by the artist. Annotated by the artist: Wallace Neff + + Architect. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Signed by all nine members of the last Vinson Court

      First Day Cover Signed by ?Fred M. Vinson? as Chief Justice and by Associate Justices ?Hugo L. Black,? ?Stanley Reed,? ?Felix Frankfurter,? ?Wm O Douglas,? ?Robert H. Jackson,? ? Harold H Burton,? ?Tom C. Clark,? and ?Sherman Minton,? 6.5? x 3.5?. Fluegel color cachet, postmarked Washington, D.C., August 2, 1950, First Day of Issue of the 3¢ National Capital Sesquicentennial postage stamp picturing the U.S. Supreme Court building. Fine condition.This was Chief Justice Fred Vinson?s last Supreme Court. It was formed on October 12, 1949 when Justice Minton was sworn in to replace Justice Wiley Rutledge who had died and was disbanded on September 8, 1953, when Chief Justice Vinson died. As Chief Justice from 1946-1953, Vinson avoided sweeping constitutional principles by not overturning prior decisions. Though he helped chip away at the "separate but equal" doctrine of racial separation, he resisted a head-on confrontation of the issue in Brown v. Board of Education. Vinson's s

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        THE DROWNING POOL

      Alfred A. Knopf 1950 - First edition, Near Fine condition/ Near Fine dust jacket with small chips at spine ends and corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rushton H. Potts]
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        Classics and Commercials. A Literary Chronicle of the Forties.

      Farrar Straus & Company, New York, 1950 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and tanned dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Dorothy Mendenhall with love from Edmund Christmas 1950". With a correction to the text in Wilson's hand. Review slip laid in. Dorothy Mendenhall was Wilson's cousin, a respected researcher, obstetrician, and pioneer in methods of childbirth. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Lilium Sargentiae

      Published in 1933-1950 - A wonderfully detailed hand colored lithograph from Henry John Elwes book “A Supplement to Elwes' Monograph of the Genus Lilium”, published from 1933-1950. Overall this print is of superior quality on crisp white paper with dimensions of 14.5”x21.5”. In very good condition with some light foxing and staining. H. J. Elwes published the original “Monograph of the Genus Lilium” in 1877-80. In this monumental work a series of magnificent plates represented all the lilies at that time in cultivation in Great Britain. The illustrations were all drawn from living specimens. Elwes recognized that his work was incomplete, as many other species had still to be introduced into European cultivation. It was characteristic of his enthusiasm and energy that immediately on publication of his monograph he began the long and laborious task of collecting material for a supplement. This he pursued for many years, and although unfortunately he passed away before its completion. Arthur Grove, an associate working with Elwes to assemble material for the publication continued with the project. Grove had devoted a long life to the cultivation and study of lilies. Mr. D. Cotton, keeper of the Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, was also instrumental to its publication as .was Lillian Snelling who illustrated the book. The result of these endeavors was a valuable supplement, which was produced in the same form as the original monograph.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        A beautiful ?test print photograph? of Winston Churchill, printed from Philippe Halsman?s famous original portrait

      n.p., [1950] Silver gelatin photograph of Winston Churchill by the photographer Philippe Halsman (Russian-American, 1906-1979), featured on the November 2, 1953 cover of LIFE magazine. "First edition" photograph, 8? x 10?. Circa 1950. Fine Condition.The former owner explains that the print was found among the remains of a long since closed and neglected studio in a small town in the Midwest. Due to slight imperfections in the processing of the image, the owner believes that the photographer attended one of Halsman's workshops and was given the imperfect "throwaway print" as a gift. The print is not signed, which is typical of test printing.

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        THE HOUSE AT HYDE PARK TOGETHER WITH SARA DELANO ROOSEVELT'S HOUSEHOLD BOOK

      New York: Viking Press, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a bright, Very Good dustwrapper. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED by the First Lady on the half-title page. An uncommon book to find signed.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Tête d'Or. Illustrations de Roger de La Fresnaye.

      - Paris, Louis Broder, 1950, 34 x 26,5 cm., cubiertas de pergamino ilustradas con un dibujo estampado en oro, ejemplar en rama presentado con cubiertas de cartón y estuche, 144 págs. incluso 12 xilografías de Roger de La Fresnaye grabados por Blaise Monod, de las cuales 2 a plena página + 2 h. + 16 láminas en estuche de pergamino con la suite en papel japón de los grabados que ilustran la obra + 1 h. (Ejemplar nº 10 de una tirada de 10 ejemplares de un total de 250 en papel de hilo a la que se le añade la suite de láminas en papel Japón)- Paris, Louis Broder, 1950, 34 x 26,5 centimètres, parchemin illustré couvert de motif gaufré d'or, copie dans la branche présenté vestes en carton et étui de transport, 144 pages dont 12 gravures sur bois par Roger de La Fresnaye la enregistrées par Blaise Monod, dont 2 à pleine page + 2 feuilles + 16 feuilles en cas de papier parchemin avec le Japon suite de gravures illustrant le travail + 1 feuille. (Il a été tiré: 250 exemplaires sur Velín pour Chiffon de Hollande numéroté comme suit: 5 exemplaires numérotés de 1 a 5. 10 exemplaires numérotés de 6 a 15, comprenant chacun une suite des bois sur Japon ancien. Exemplaire Nº 10)-.

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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