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        (Moringen 1898 - 1965 Beberbeck). Pferdegespann. Pastellkreide auf graugrünem Papier. 25 x 43,5 cm. Unter Passepartout.

      1950. . Helene Meyer-Moringen war Malerin. Sie wurde besonders durch ihre Pferde- sowie Landschaftsbilder bekannt. Sie nannte sich nach Ihrem Geburtsort Moringen.- Zwei Pferde hintereinander gespannt vor Kutsche.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Drawings

      UK Collins 1950 - FIRST EDITION bound in dark blue cloth.Presentation copy given by Russell Flint to two of his models.Author's handwritten dedication thus'Mollie and Veysie's copy with my most affectionate wishes,Russell July 12 1960'. A lovely association copy.VG lacks the DW [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Drawings ( 134)

      Collins 1950 - Grand livre de 188 pages et 134 dessins . La jaquette est complète mais déchirée sur les bords . Les dessins de façade et de l'endos sont intactes et le livre aussi . REF C-48 boîte C-20 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michel Guay]
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        The Town and the City

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1950. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition, no additional printings. Red cloth boards. Original jacket priced at $3.50. Published under the name John Kerouac. Book Condition: Fine, clean boards and pages, tight spine. Small spot at the front endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, shelf wear, chipping at the spine. Age toning at the rear panel, light spots. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        "GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS" ALL 35 VOLUMES: Prelude to Space, Empire, Odd John, Pebble in the Sky, City in the Sea (SIGNED), Fear, Shambleau, Mission Gravity (SIGNED), Destiny Times Three, Sinister Barrier, Legion Space, Humanoids, Jack Eagles, Others

      New York: World Editions Inc. / Galaxy Publishing Corp. / Galaxy Science Fiction Novel #s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,. New York: World Editions Inc. / Galaxy Publishing Corp. / Galaxy Science Fiction Novel #s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 & 35 1st Editions / Printings 1950-1958 ----------35 vintage paperbacks, volumes 1-31 are digest size, 32-35 are standard short paperback size. Volumes 1-7 were published by World Editions Inc., the subsequent 28 volumes by Galaxy Publishing Corp. Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine issued these 35 Galaxy Science Fiction Novels as companions to the magazine, from 1950 to 1958. There were a further 11 of the novels (numbers 36 to 46), issued under the Beacon Books imprint using the Beacon Books numbering system, from 1959 to 1961, but this quite different later series is NOT included in this offering (see this bookseller's separate listing for this interesting series of books). It is these 35 BOOKS which are OFFERED HERE AS THE ENTIRE SERIES OF GALAXY NOVELS ISSUED UNDER THE WORLD EDITIONS AND GALAXY PUBLISHING CORP. IMPRINT. Of the 35 books, 8 are First Edition Paperback Originals, and are indicated as PBO in the detailed listings which follow. 2 books are SIGNED by the author, and are so indicated in the listing. As for condition, only 1 book (# 13, Seeds of Life by John Taine) can be classified as fair due to cover tears and creases, the rest of the books range from very good to unread near fine. A complete list of the volumes follows: 1 Sinister Barrier by Eric Frank Russell / 2 The Legion of Space by Jack Williamson / 3 Prelude to Space (aka Master of Space and aka The Space Dreamers) by Arthur C. Clarke (PBO) / 4 The Amphibians by S. Fowler Wright / 5 The World Below by S. Fowler Wright / 6 The Alien by Raymond F. Jones (PBO) / 7 Empire by Clifford D. Simak (PBO) / 8 Odd John by Olaf Stapledon / 9 Four Sided Triangle by William F. Temple / 10 Rat Race by Jay Franklin (John Franklin Carter) / 11 The City in the Sea by Wilson Tucker (SIGNED) / 12 The House of Many Worlds by Sam Merwin Jr. / 13 Seeds of Life by John Taine (Eric Temple Bell) / 14 Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov / 15 Three Go Back by J. Leslie Mitchell / 16 The Warriors of Day by James Blish (PBO) / 17 Well of the Worlds by Lewis Padgett (Henry Kuttner & C.L, Moore) (PBO) / 18 City at World's End by Edmond Hamilton / 19 Jack of Eagles (aka Esper) by James Blish / 20 The Black Galaxy by Murray Leinster (Will F. Jenkins) / 21 The Humanoids by Jack Williamson / 22 Killer to Come by Sam Merwin Jr. / 23 Murder in Space by David V. Reed (PBO) / 24 Lest Darkness Fall by L. Sprague deCamp / 25 The Last Spaceship by Murray Leinster (Will F. Jenkins) / 26 Chessboard Planet by Lewis Padgett (Henry Kuttner & C.L. Moore) / 27 Tarnished Utopia by Malcolm Jameson (PBO) / 28 Destiny Time Three by Fritz Leiber (PBO) / 29 Fear by L. Ron Hubbard / 30 Double Jeopardy by Fletcher Pratt / 31 Shambleau by C.L. Moore / 32 Address: Centauri by F.L. Wallace / 33 Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs) (SIGNED) / 34 Twice in Time by Manley (Manly) Wade Wellman / 35 The Forever Machine by Mark Clifton & Frank Riley.. Later and/or First Printings. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good+ to Near Fine. Illus. by Dave Stone, Calle, Bunch, Ed Emshwiller, Samson Pollen, Wallace Wood (front covers). Note: our prices on Biblio are the LOWEST of any of the sites on which we list our books.

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        PATRIA MIA

      Chicago: Ralph Fletcher Seymour, (1950). Chicago: Ralph Fletcher Seymour, (1950). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author and dated March 55 on the front endpaper to Dr. Persion, the dentist who treated Pound at St. Elizabeth's before his release and return to Italy. Pound refused to accept his release until Persion had completed Pound's dental work.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Les Tatouages du "milieu":

      Paris: La Roulotte, 1950. Paris: La Roulotte,, 1950. avec 82 photographies hors texte & 80 dessins de tatouages par Jacques Delarue. Octavo. Original tan paper boards printed in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. With 80 black and white photographs, 10 by Robert Doisneau, and diagrams in the text. Joints split at upper end, some light spotting to boards, front and rear inner hinges starting, endpapers and text leaves slightly tanned. A very good copy in a chipped, rubbed and lightly creased jacket with tape repairs to verso, especially to split spine panel. First edition, first impression, of this mesmerising anthropological study of tattoos in late 1940s Paris. The book's author, the poet, novelist and journalist Robert Giraud (1921–1997), introduced his friend Robert Doisneau to the Parisian underworld as early as 1947. "With him I met people on the edges of society. People who were complete outlaws. Bob loved listening to prostitutes and pimps; I thought they were all rather stupid. Whores telling dirty stories, it wasn't really my thing. But the pseudo distinction of working for Vogue wasn't neither, I'd had enough of that job. All things considered, I was actually getting over my depression as a high society photographer with the energetic help of my friend Giraud!" (Robert Doisneau).

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        PATRIA MIA

      Ralph Fletcher Seymour (1950), Chicago - INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author and dated March 55 on the front endpaper to Dr. Persion, the dentist who treated Pound at St. Elizabeth's before his release and return to Italy. Pound refused to accept his release until Persion had completed Pound's dental work. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Pebble In The Sky

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1950 Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First Edition of the author's first book. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some interior tape strengthening at the edges; inscribed by the author in 1981.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. ]
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        COMPLETE POEMS OF ROBERT FROST.

      New York Limited Editions Club, printed by Bruce Rogers at the Marchbanks Press 1950 - 2 volumes. First Edition of the collection, One of 1500 copies for members of the Limited Editions Club, signed by Frost, Nason, and Rogers. With the original prospectus, folded and inserted at the front of Volume I. With decorations on wood by Thomas W. Nason. 4to, bound in the original dark blue cloth, the spines with black morocco labels lettered in gilt, housed in the publisher's marbled slipcase. xliv 308; 607 pp. A very fine set, near as pristine, both internally clean and externally, with only a touch of mellowing to the spines and a bit of rubbing to the box. SIGNED BY ROBERT FROST, THOMAS NASON AND BRUCE ROGERS. FIRST EDITION OF WHAT IS CONSIDERED GENERALLY TO BE THE FINEST COLLECTION OF THE POEMS OF ROBERT FROST. Beautifully illustrated and printed. With a preface by the author, an appreciation by Louis Untermeyer and wood-engravings by Thomas W. Nason. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        10 offprints from Nobel Prize winner E. B. Lewis

      Academic Press, New York, 1950 and various others. Academic Press, New York, 1950 and various others. PAMPHLET. First edition. Offprints. 10 offprints from Nobel Prize winner Edward B. Lewis. Titles included: The Phenomenon of Position Effect reprinted from Advances in Genetics, Vol. III, 1950 (Hampton L. Carson stamp front cover); Pseudoallelism and Gene Evolution Reprinted from Cold Spring Harbor Symposium (1951) Hampton L. Carson stamp; Pseudoallelism and the Gene Concept Reprinted from Caryologia Vol. suppl. 1954; The Pseudoallelism of White and Apricot in Drosophila Melanogaster (1952) reprinted from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 38. No. 11, pp. 953-961. November 1952, Hampton L. Carson stamp; The Theory and Application of a New Method of Detecting Chromosomal Rearrangements in Drosophila Melanogaster reprinted from The American Naturalist July-August 1954; Some Aspects of Pseudallelism reprinted from The American Naturalist March-April 1955; Leukemia and Ionizing Radiation reprinted from Science, May 17, 1957; Genetic Control and Regulation of Developmental Pathways reprinted from Role of Chromosomes in Development 1964, Hampton L. Carson stamp; Genes and Developmental Pathways reprinted from Zoologist, 1963, Hampton L. Carson stamp; Genes and Gene Complexes reprinted from Heritage From Mendel (1967), Hampton L. Carson stamp. In very good or better condition. Nobel Prize. Science. Genetics. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        Autographed Letter Signed

      New York: , 1950 New York, 1950. unbound. 1 page, 6.75 x 5 inches, New York City, no date, circa 1950. This extremely rare letter was written to William Vandenberg and mentions Victor Gottlieb, in full: "The housekeeper did not understand when you are staying but fortunately, found out from Victor Gottlieb. Will be at my number from mid-day until 3 pm. Please call me. Sincerely, William Primrose." Most likely written in 1950 when all three icons appeared together as part of a concert at Carnegie Hall. Natural folds; traces of pencil notations in the top margin. Very good condition. One of the greatest violinists best known for his tremendous technique and early association with Arturo Toscanini. He left the NBC Symphony Orchestra in 1941 for a commission with Bella Bartok, who died before its completion. As one of the most sought after violinists, he insisted on collaborating with the likes of Micha Elman, Jascha Heifetz, and Fritz Kreisler, etc.

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        Ein privates Fotoalbum einer Reise rund um Rom, Motto: Das Rom der Päpste. 86 Aufnahmen (17 x 12 cm) eingehängt in ein Leinenalbum.

      Berlin, Privataufnahmen. Um 1950.. 25 x 25 cm. ca. 40 Blatt. ISBN: Keine. OLn. / Orginal cloth. No jacket. Guter Zustand. / Good condition. Billiante Handabzüge. 1. Auflage.. * Reine Architekturphotographie. Sehr gute Abzüge. Vereinzelt Kunstphotographie. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! RS2. (FA).

      [Bookseller: Umbras Kuriositätenkabinett / Einzelunte]
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        POEMS

      New York: Charles Breyner Art Publications, 1950. New York: Charles Breyner Art Publications, 1950. No. 177 of 999 copies. Fine. No. 177 of 999 copies. Quarto. 195p, including colophon. Illustrated by Jean-Gabriel Daragnès (1886-1950) with ornaments and twelve full-page colored engravings. Printed on water-marked paper. Bound in quarter dark blue leather over marbled paper-covered boards highlighted with gilt and with matching endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles (copper-toned) and decorative horizontal gilt rolls.

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        I, Robot

      Gnome Press, New York 1950 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by Isaac Asimov on a laid in signature. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has ALL the First Issue points present with minor wear to the spine. The book is in excellent condition and is bound in the ORIGINAL Red cloth from the publisher. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A beautiful copy SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Asimov First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. A Story for Children. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes.

      First edition. An excellent clean copy finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full morocco with lettering and spine decoration in gold, and a pictorial silver gilt design to the upper panel. All edges gilded. Leather edged slipcase.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        The Town and the City

      Harcourt, Brace, 1950. Harcourt, Brace, 1950. First Edition (first printing). The first novel by the iconic beat-generation author of ON THE ROAD, the story of a large American family noted for its father-son narrative. Near Fine/Near Fine -- crimping at the head and foot of the dust jacket spine (with minimal paper loss) and light rubbing to the rear panel. Signed by Kerouac on the front free end paper (as "John Kerouac"). . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Bird in a tree set in a wall with columns.

      ca. 1950. - Gouache painting on board. 7 x 13 inches. Authenticated by the artist's son, Tony Sheets, on the verso.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Hafenansicht im Abendlicht mit Fischkutter. Ölgemälde auf Leinwand.

      . Bildgröße: 60 x 78 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 83 x 99 cm ). Rechts unten leider undeutlich mit *Win v. Hansen??* signiert. Wohl ca. um 1950-1960 gemalt. Gezeigt wird eine Hafeneinfahrt im Abendlicht. Rechterhand ein altes Gebäude auf Pfählen, hiervor ein Fischkutter. Zur Ausfahft hin Duckdalben, im Himmel einige Möwen, der Himmel leicht gerötet bei untergehender Sonne. Der opulente Rahmen gering bestoßen, rechterhand eine kleine Zierleiste fast lose, das stimmungsvolle Bild selbst von guter, farbfrischer Erhaltung. ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Maße kein Versand, hier nur Selbstabholung ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        "Sitzender weiblicher Akt" originales Ölgemälde auf Spanplatte ca.70x45cm; links unten signiert; um 1950 [Maße im originalen Rahmen 85x57cm.]

      . Wilhelm G. Maxon war Autodidakt und lebte zunächst in München, später dann in Weisham, bei Bernau am Chiemsee..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        Lohse, Carl. - Zwei weibliche Akte.

      . Zeichnung / Kohlezeichnung, auf kräftigem Karton, um 1950. Von Carl Lohse. 59,5 x 40,0 cm (Darstellung / Blatt) / 78,5 x 57 cm (Passepartout). Verso Nachlass-Stempel. - Mit Zertifikat. - Im Passepartout montiert. Marginale Blattmängel. Guter Erhaltungszustand. Carl Lohse (1895 Hamburg -1965 Bischofswerda). Deutscher Maler und Zeichner, bedeutender Vertreter des Dresdner Expressionismus. 1909/10 Besuch der Staatlichen Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg. 1910-12 Künstlerische Ausbildung an der Malschule von Arthur Siebelist in Hamburg-Uhlenhorst durch Förderung von Alfred Lichtwark. 1912/13 Studium an der Weimarer Akademie. Freundschaft mit Otto Pankok..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        Geschichte in Wissenschaft und Unterricht. Zeitschrift des Verbandes der Geschichtslehrer Deutschlands (GWU). Jahrgänge 1 - 59 (1950-2008), 5 Register-Hefte und 23 Beihefte (Versammlung deutscher Historiker in ...).

      Lehrmittel-Verlag, Offenburg, Baden / Erhard Friedrich Verlag / Ernst Klett, Stuttgart 1950-2008.. 8°, sauber und fachmännisch eingebunden in Bibliotheks-Leinen / Halbleinen,. Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschildern und Stempeln (entwidmet), bei den frühen Jahrgängen Einbände gebräunt / etwas berieben und Papier gebräunt, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hagena & Schulte GbR]
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        Beckert, Fritz. - "Ullersdorf".

      . Aquarell über schwarzer Kreide, weiß gehöht, 1950. Von Fritz Beckert. 24,0 x 35,0 cm (Darstellung) / 26,5 x 38 cm (Blatt). In der Darstellung links unten in schwarzer Kreide signiert, betitelt und datiert "3.7.50". - Papier altersbedingt gebräunt. Blattrand mit originalen Reißzwecklöchlein und Montierungsspuren. Minimal stockfleckig. Verso Reste einer ehemaligen Montierung. Guter Gesamtzustand. Fritz Beckert (1877 Leipzig - 1962 Dresden). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. 1894-96 Studium an der Leipziger Akademie. Schüler von Friedrich Preller d.J. und Gotthard Kuehl an der Dresdner Akademie. 1908 Habilitation in Architekturmalerei an der Technischen Hochschule Dresden (TU). 1908-45 Professor an der TU Dresden. Mitbegründer der Künstlergruppe "Die Elbier". Seine Werke finden sich u. a. in der Nationalgalerie Berlin und in der Gemäldegalerie Neue Meister Dresden..

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      New York, 9. XI. 1950. - 1 S. Gr.-8vo. An eine Frau Koehler: "Vielen schönen Dank für Ihre freundlichen Zeilen. Sie kamen gerade zurecht, am Tag m. Rückkehr hieher von 1½ Jahren in Europa. Nochmals: es war besonders lieb von Ihnen, sich m. Geburtstages zu erinnern, und Ihre guten Worte haben mir wohl getan [.]". - Mit einem kleinen Ausriß am oberen Rand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        10 offprints from Nobel Prize winner E. B. Lewis

      Academic Press, New York, 1950 and various others. PAMPHLET. First edition. Offprints. 10 offprints from Nobel Prize winner Edward B. Lewis. Titles included: The Phenomenon of Position Effect reprinted from Advances in Genetics, Vol. III, 1950 (Hampton L. Carson stamp front cover); Pseudoallelism and Gene Evolution Reprinted from Cold Spring Harbor Symposium (1951) Hampton L. Carson stamp; Pseudoallelism and the Gene Concept Reprinted from Caryologia Vol. suppl. 1954; The Pseudoallelism of White and Apricot in Drosophila Melanogaster (1952) reprinted from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 38. No. 11, pp. 953-961. November 1952, Hampton L. Carson stamp; The Theory and Application of a New Method of Detecting Chromosomal Rearrangements in Drosophila Melanogaster reprinted from The American Naturalist July-August 1954; Some Aspects of Pseudallelism reprinted from The American Naturalist March-April 1955; Leukemia and Ionizing Radiation reprinted from Science, May 17, 1957; Genetic Control and Regulation of Developmental Pathways reprinted from Role of Chromosomes in Development 1964, Hampton L. Carson stamp; Genes and Developmental Pathways reprinted from Zoologist, 1963, Hampton L. Carson stamp; Genes and Gene Complexes reprinted from Heritage From Mendel (1967), Hampton L. Carson stamp. In very good or better condition. Nobel Prize. Science. Genetics. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        Oeuvres Complètes. (29 volumes).

      Paris, Gallimard. - 1950 - 1987. 29 volumes. Wrappers (paperbacks) With portraits; 23 cm. Uncut, partly unopened. French text. - (covers sl. worn, some sl. dam. at edges) Although still very good set. See image. Contents: 1&2: Poésie. 414,ii pp., 526,ii pp.-- 3&4: Extrême Orient. 364,ii pp., 428,ii pp.-- 5: Connaissances. 336,ii pp.-- 6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 & 14: Théâtre. 412,iv pp., 436,iv pp., 414,ii pp., 316,iv pp., 346,iv pp., 358,vi pp., 558,ii pp., 304,vi pp., 288,vi pp.-- 15: Positions et propositions. 328,ii pp.-- 16: Conversations dans le loir-et-cher. Contacts et circonstances. 446,ii pp.-- 17: L'oeil écoute. 338,ii pp.-- 18: Accompagnements discours et remerciements. 476,ii pp.-- 19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26 & 27. Commentaires et exégèses. 450,ii pp., 436,iv pp., 490,ii pp., 502,ii pp., 446,ii pp., 494,ii pp., 584,ii pp., 424 pp., 304,ii pp. 28: Commentaires et exégèses X: Supplément à mon livre sur l'Apocalypse - Supplément à l'Apocalypse. Excursus II - Textes religieux divers. 432,ii pp. & 29: Proses et poésies diverses. 728,ii pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Emile Kerssemakers]
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        Men Against the Stars

      New York: Gnome Press, 1950. New York: Gnome Press, 1950 New York: Gnome Press, 1950. First Edition. Introduction by Willy Ley. Edited by Martin Greenberg, this copy signed, inscribed and presented by him to Arthur C. Clarke. Octavo, 351 pp. Purple cloth-backed gray cloth boards, with silver spine titling and blindstamped launching-spaceship and star motif on purple margin. Pictorial dustjacket by sci-fi illustration luminary Edd Cartier. A near fine book, with only minor page edge soiling and a trace of partial spine fade, in a Very Good + jacket, showing light perimeter wear. Singular copy, inscribed and presented to Arthur C. Clarke by Greenberg, with provenance of unimpeachable order accompanying the book. An increasingly classic collection of short stories by some of the now-timeless sci-fi names. Willy Ley: "Here is a different type of anthology. This book, taken in its entirety, tells a story: the conquest of space. Moving from man's first attempt to reach the moon to the exploration of the ends of the universe, these stories are among the finest ever published." - Willy Ley. Hailed by critics at the time of its publication as a quantum leap forward in both quality and concept for science fiction anthologies, Martin Greenberg's thematically edited Men Against the Stars is a collection of twelve lengthy stories whose authors read like a Who's Who of Golden Age sci-fi, including Isaac Asimov, Murray Leinster, A.E. Van Vogt, L. Ron Hubbard [Hubbard's "When Shadows Fall" is here], and E.M. Hull. Not a slap-dash aggregation to get to the printer quickly, Greenberg's collection was a thoroughly contemplated and planned project, a selection of the very finest available stories on theme, ranging back as far as 1939. Nicely complimented by a Cartier's funky pure genre period stylization jacket. A sci-fi presentation copy of the highest sort, that of a veteran and astute editor to a future superstar. Arthur C. Clarke's reputation at the time was already becoming established, and Greenberg shows the admiration in his skilled critical eye for Clarke's sci-fi talents in his presentation remark. As always, please feel free to ask questions or request additional scans. L53n

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        Country Life Magazines

      - London - Country Life Magazine, 1950. - London - Country Life Magazine, 1950 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. All the consecutive issues of Country Life magazine from July 1950 to 1951. Bound with the adverts. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs, paintings, drawings, many of which are coloured. Containig issues CVIII (parts I and II), CIX (parts I and II), and CX (parts I and II). Including articles on hunting, country houses, historical events, and much more. The magazine covers the pleasures and joys of rural life, as well as the concerns of rural people. It is primarily concerned with rural communities and their environments as well as the concerns of country dwellers and landowners and has a diverse readership which, although mainly UK based is also international. Much of its success has historically been built on its coverage of country houses, architecture and gardening. Country Life was launched in 1897, incorporating Racing Illustrated. At this time it was owned by Edward Hudson, the owner of Lindisfarne Castle and various Lutyens-designed houses including The Deanery in Sonning. At that time golf and racing served as its main content, as well as the property coverage, initially of manorial estates, that has become its mainstay. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the late Queen Mother, used to appear frequently on its front cover. The frontispiece, which usually features a young woman from a landed British family, is very well known and is called popularly Girls in Pearls, showing upper class British rural life in its most ideal light. Condition: In a green cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, though with some marks and light bumping to the spines . Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Importante carteggio composto da tre lettere autografe firmate e un opuscolo dattiloscritto del docente di Teologia Dogmatica in seminario e Vicario diocesano che promosse una piccola comunità monastica sostenitrice di una riforma della chiesa in senso spiritualistico, ponendosi cosà in dissidio con le gerarchie ecclesiastiche. Sospeso dai principali incarichi (1950), Don Angelo, fu ridotto allo stato laicale nel 1949. Continuò la sua predicazione attraverso numerosi scritti e conferenze. Tutte le missive sono dirette a Rino Ferrari e risalgono al 1950. Interessante testimonianza dell'attività dell'ecclesiastico che, negli anni successivi alla scomunica, si adoperò nella pubblicazione di articoli e opuscoli a sostegno dell'Opera di Dio. Seguono alcuni dei brani più significativi. Dall'opuscolo datato Reggio Emilia 14 / 8 / 50: non sono i sontuosi artistici templi, non sono gli sfarzosi riti esteriori, ma è la comprensione, la bontà, la misericordia, la benevolenza, l'amore che scuotono, orientano, incoraggiano, attraggono e spingono ad intraprendere la via del bene chi l'ha da lungo smarrita Potei forse non esprimervi tutta la compiacenza del nostro Dio per tutta l'industria, il sacrificio, il tormento che vi ponete non tanto per la diffusione degli Opuscoli quanto per la diffusione delle Verità che vi sono annunciate e sempre più facilmente vi saranno annunciate. è preziosa la collaborazione che voi cosà spontaneamente date e non solo date a me, a noi, ma all'Opera di Dio per tutte le creature di Dio? (dalla lettera dat. Reggio Emilia 26 / 4 / 50).

      

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Lim Antiqua s.a.s.]
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        10 offprints from Nobel Prize winner E. B. Lewis

      Academic Press, New York, 1950 and various others - First edition. Offprints. 10 offprints from Nobel Prize winner Edward B. Lewis. Titles included: The Phenomenon of Position Effect reprinted from Advances in Genetics, Vol. III, 1950 (Hampton L. Carson stamp front cover); Pseudoallelism and Gene Evolution Reprinted from Cold Spring Harbor Symposium (1951) Hampton L. Carson stamp; Pseudoallelism and the Gene Concept Reprinted from Caryologia Vol. suppl. 1954; The Pseudoallelism of White and Apricot in Drosophila Melanogaster (1952) reprinted from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 38. No. 11, pp. 953-961. November 1952, Hampton L. Carson stamp; The Theory and Application of a New Method of Detecting Chromosomal Rearrangements in Drosophila Melanogaster reprinted from The American Naturalist July-August 1954; Some Aspects of Pseudallelism reprinted from The American Naturalist March-April 1955; Leukemia and Ionizing Radiation reprinted from Science, May 17, 1957; Genetic Control and Regulation of Developmental Pathways reprinted from Role of Chromosomes in Development 1964, Hampton L. Carson stamp; Genes and Developmental Pathways reprinted from Zoologist, 1963, Hampton L. Carson stamp; Genes and Gene Complexes reprinted from Heritage From Mendel (1967), Hampton L. Carson stamp. In very good or better condition. Nobel Prize. Science. Genetics.

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        Boletus Flavus L. Collected L'Islet County, Que. 1950. [Original watercolor with convolute of related materials]

      , 1950. 1950. Original watercolor, 17 x 22 cm. Labeled, signed and dated by the artist in pencil. On watercolor paper which had been mounted on a thicker card stock, now de-laminated, but in remarkably fine condition. Henry A.C. Jackson (1877-1960) was one of Canada's outstanding amateur naturalists. He was the elder brother of landscape painter A.Y. Jackson, and while A.Y. achieved great fame through his art, Henry chose to quietly document his mycological journeys in Quebec through copious note taking and watercolor paintings of the collected specimens. After his death in 1960, much of his work was donated to the National Gallery of Canada. In 1979 The National Gallery mounted an exhibition of the watercolors, and produced the catalogue, Mr. Jackson's Mushrooms which reproduces forty-odd images, and accompanies them with excerpts from his field notes. Very few of Jackson's mushroom watercolors have reached the market, with only a few having been given to friends and neighbors over the years. A small convolute of related materials accompanies the watercolor, including: The Fungus Records of Mr. H.A.C. Jackson From L'Islet Co., Quebec 1941-1960. (offprint from The Canadian Field Naturalist, vol. 7, no. 4 (1963); Notes on the Higher Fungi Collected in Lasalle, Que., 1930-1940 offprint from C.F.N., vol. 62, no. 5. (1948); 18 pages of original manuscript and typescript of Jackson's Field notes from 1932 and 33; three original photographs, 6 x 9cm each. Two of the photos depict the artist, at a youthful age, in the field. The third depicts an unidentified fungus on a log.

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        British Birds

      London, Edinburgh, Paris, Melbourne, Toronto and New York - Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd, 1950. London, Edinburgh, Paris, Melbourne, Toronto and New York - Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd, 1950 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A mid-twentieth century edition of Kirkman and Jourdain's lavishly illustrated study of British birds. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial motif, with an unclipped dustwrapper. With numerous full-page illustrations in colour, with twenty-three plates to the rear. F. B. Kirkman was the editor and part author of the British Bird Book. Francis Charles Robert Jourdain(18651940) [was an]ornithologist and Church of England clergyman. [His] primary preoccupation in ornithology was the collecting and study of eggs, but he was interested in almost every aspect of the breeding habits of birds and was an excellent general field ornithologist - ODNB. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. There is only very mild wear to the extremities, with just very mild discolouration and bumping. The dustwrapper has significant chipping and loss, prominent to the top edge, with numerous holes to thefolds of the flyleafs. There is some discolouration andtidemarks to the spine and rear wrap. Internally the pages are generally clean with very slight browning to the page edges. Overall the conditionis very good indeed with a fair dustwrapper..

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        Original Photograph of Louella Parsons [At the Opera]

      Silver print; 11 x 14?; inscribed, legibly, but in dark ink on a dark background, â??To Jimmy/ Weegee.â? With the photographerâ??s address stamp, â??Arthur (Weegee) Felligâ? on the verso. With a two page typed letter (November 31 [sic] 1950), signed, corrected and with a long postscript in the photographerâ??s hand. Weegee writes Los Angeles Herald-Examiner columnist Jimmy Starr regarding his promotional tour for his photographs and a 16 mm film, â??...I photographed places that have never been photographed before...inside JAILS...BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE STRIP TEASERS...I will devote my time to my new book â??ONLY HUMANâ?? which will be published next summer...It will only make my former book â??The Naked Cityâ??...look like a fairy story for little kiddies.â? He notes that he is enclosing the above photo and two others. Aside from a minor surface crease in the print, excellent condition.

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        Eternal Eve

      London- Theodore Brun Ltd, 1950. London- Theodore Brun Ltd, 1950 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce, limited de luxe edition, signedpresentation copy of Eternal Eve by Harvey Graham. Bound in paper-covered boards with gilt lettering and decoration. First Edition. No. I, Signed Presentation Copy. Limited de Luxe edition. This Limited de Luxe Edition is published by special arrangement with Messrs. William Heinemann Medical Books Ltd. , and forms part of the first edition. Two hundredd and fifyu copies have been printed for sale. In addition 12 copies numbered I to XII have been struck off as presentation copies. Eternal Eve is a history of gynaecology and obstetrics. Harvey Graham is the pseudonym of Dr. Isaac Harvey Flack. Flack is a medical journalist. He won a licence to practice Medicine in Manchester at the age of 21. Soon after, he joined the staff of the British Medical Journal. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The inner hinges are slightly strained. There is very slight wear to the extremities, including very slight bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are clean and bright. Overall the condition is very good..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Spokane. City Map and Recreational Guide

      Spokane, Washington: Circa 1950: Publicity Tourist Bureau. Spokane, Washington: Circa 1950: Publicity Tourist Bureau Fold-out brochure/map. Map fills one side of the brochure and measures 19 by 17.5 inches uinfolded. Minor creasing. Very Good. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Ken Jackson]
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        The Traveller's Tree: A Journey Through the Caribbean Islands

      London: John Murray, 1950.. London: John Murray, 1950. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, green cloth. Signed by Leigh Fermor on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small closed tears. A very sharp copy. In the late 1940s Patrick Leigh Fermor, now widely regarded as one of the twentieth century's greatest travel writers, set out to explore the then relatively little-visited islands of the Caribbean. Rather than a comprehensive political or historical study of the region, The Traveller's Tree, Leigh Fermor's first book, gives us his own vivid, idiosyncratic impressions of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Dominica, Barbados, Trinidad, and Haiti, among other islands. Here we watch Leigh Fermor walk the dusty roads of the countryside and the broad avenues of former colonial capitals, equally at home among the peasant and the elite, the laborer and the artist. He listens to steel drum bands, delights in the Congo dancing that closes out Havana's Carnival, and observes vodou and Rastafarian rites, all with the generous curiosity and easy erudition that readers will recognize from his subsequent classic accounts A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water" (New York Review Books).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        THE TRAVELLER'S TREE. A Journey through the Caribbean Islands

      London: John Murray, 1950. London: John Murray, 1950. Pp. xi, 403. Frontispiece drawing, double-page sketch map by H.W. Hawes, 2 text illustrations, 1 musical score, 60 black & white photos by A. Costa on 47 plates with captions on verso. Green cloth, gilt spine lettering. Previous owner's ink signature and date to lower free endpaper, edges a bit dusty, else very good. Housed in a price-intact dust jacket with large piece missing from lower spinestrip, pieces missing from head of spine and at top edge of front cover near spine, chips to corners. A Very good copy in a good only dust jacket. "[Fermor] was widely regarded as "Britain's greatest living travel writer" during his lifetime, .... A BBC journalist once described him as "a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene." In 1950, Leigh Fermor published his first book, The Traveller's Tree, about his post-war travels in the Caribbean. The book won the Heinemann Foundation Prize for Literature and established his career path, ... It was quoted extensively in Live and Let Die, by Ian Fleming" - from wikipedia . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by A. Costa. Stout Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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        ALL AND EVERYTHING (FIRST SERIES, BEELZEBUB'S TALES TO HIS GRANDSON)

      New York: Harcourt Brace, 1950. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1950. First edition. Cloth bound in near very good condition. In the standard trade blue binding. Covers somewhat worn and spine a bit soiled. Slight seam crack at title page. . Subscribers' edition with label pasted in stating 'This is Copy No. 132 Of the First Edition of the First Series of the Writings of G. Gurdjieff This edition has been made possible by those who had benefitted from his ideas and who wished to assist in the publication of his works. This copy was subscribed for by Celia Lewis.' Copy number and subscriber's name are hand written in. Gurdjieff's name is a printed signature. Celia Lewis is the daughter of Cecil Lewis.

      [Bookseller: By The Way Books]
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        The Town and the City by John Kerouac

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1950. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1950. First Edition of Kerouac?s first book. A near fine copy in a good dust jacket with wear, tear, and chipping. An excellent presentation copy; inscribed by the author, ?Jack Kerouac. To Judge Eno - belated thanks for driving me home in your Buick in ?32, and for your friendship to my father -? The recipient was a Massachusetts District Court judge in Kerouac?s home town of Lowell.

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        Fünf Original-Tuschfederzeichnungen

      [Montagnola, um 1950].. als Vorlagen für Buchillustrationen. Je ca. 21,5 x 12,5 cm.. Die Folge zeigt drei Bilder mit einem Kirchenorganisten im Mittelpunkt, eine Karnevalsszene und eine Liebeständelei im Wald. Leider konnten wir die Bilder bisher keinem bestimmten Buch zuordnen. - Am linken Rand, außerhalb der Darstellung, jeweils mit Montagespur, ein Blatt mit geringen Eckknickfalten, sonst schön erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Verlag und Antiquariat Frank Albrecht]
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        Bushman Art

      Red Fawn Press - undated, but appears to be from about 1950. signed by the artist on the title page. large softcover. the glassine wrapper is torn at the back. it is plain glassine and should be easily replaced. the jacket is now protected in cellophane. it has a few tears. the book consists of 13 preliminary pages and 41 numbered plates. there are 14 coloured plates (page 7 has 2 plates on 1 page)28 black and white prints and photos. 1 extra black and white plate. there are no previous owner marks and the plates are all in excellent condition. the plates are tipped on to the numbered backing boards with glue and some of this glue has caused a shadow where it was applied. all plates have hand-written descriptions. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Noddy Goes to Toyland (No. 1)

      London Sampson Low Marston & Co Ltd [1950]. VG : in very good condition with rubbed dust jacket. 'Belongs to' not filled in. Not clipped (3/6). Second state jacket First Edition Illustrated hardback board cover 190mm x 140mm (7" x 6"). 61pp. First issue.

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        Hamburger Hochbahn. Konvolut. 6 Plakatentwürfe und 7 Aquarelle mit Szenen der U und S-Bahn Hamburg. Originale.

      Hamburg um 1950.. 13 Originalentwürfe für Plakate und Illustrationen rund um die Hamburger Hochbahn und Eisenbahn. 6 Plakatentwürfe in Tempera/ Aquarell; 7 Aquarelle mit Szenen der U und S-Bahn Hamburg; unterschiedliche Formate von 17,5x24 cm bis 23,5x39 cm. "Herbert Reher hatte zahlreiche Ausgaben der Hamburger Blätter illustriert, als Vorlagen dienten ihm dazu häufig Fotos des Eisenbahn-Fotografen Walter Hollnagel." [J.Lührs].

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        WIFREDO LAM Y SU OBRA VISTA A TRAVÉS DE SIGNIFICADOS CRÍTICOS.

      - Cuadernos de Arte. Publicaciones del Ministerio de Educación. La Habana. 1950. (22pp.+19 láms. B/N.). 28 x 22 cm. Rústica. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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