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      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1950. First Edition. Some light bumping to corners else a near-fine copy in a near-fine unclipped dj with some edgewear, chiefly to the top of the spine. A nice example.. First Edition. A Novel. Signed by Heinlein on a tipped-in sheet. 8vo boards & cloth.

      [Bookseller: Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC]
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        Interplanetary Flight. An Introduction to Astronautics

      Temple Press 1950 - 'Technical Trends' series. 185 x 124mm, greyish-blue cloth, spine lettered & ruled in dark blue, pp.viii, 164, frontispiece & 15 full-page plates by Leslie Carr, R A Smith, Frank Tinsley et al. Bookplate on front pastedown. Dustwrapper has a slightly sunned spine panel & unobtrusively repaired closed tear at foot of front flap fold. The author's scarce first book. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Cameron House Books]
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      Rinehart and Company, Inc., [1950]. - First edition of the author's second book. Hopley writes using the pseudonyms of Cornell Woolrich and William Irish. Near fine copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration to the spine ends and corners. A difficult title. Newly married Prescott Marshall takes his bride and leaves town . on his wedding day he'd left the bloody body of a blackmailer in his closet. Marshall embarks on a slow-motion cross-country escape, changing jobs suddenly and dragging his unaware and unhappy wife along as he tries to distance himself from his bloody deed. No matter how far he runs, his guilty conscience is right there, magnifying every knock on the door, every letter, every phone call. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Versicherungsrecht. Vols. 1-45, in 43 books (1950-1994).

      1950 - [Germany]. Versicherungsrecht. Karlsruhe: Verlag C.F. Mueller,1950-1994. Quarto. Volumes 1-45, in forty-three. Some volumes cloth,some quarter-cloth. Good.* Journal (various intervals) treating all aspects of insurance law,with frequent reports on private insurance law and court decisions. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        Signed Photograph of Lyndon Johnson as Leader of the Senate

      Signed Photograph of Lyndon Johnson as Leader of the Senate.& & & During the 1950's, it can almost be said that Johnson ran the U.S. Senate, so complete did his control over that body seem. This also made him the most powerful southern politician of the day, the very reason John F. Kennedy selected him as his vice presidential running mate in 1960. JFK's choice ultimately propelled Johnson to the presidency. A superb 8 by 10 inch photograph of LBJ at the very pinnacle of his senatorial power, inscribed and signed. A note on the verso identifies him as Majority Leader of the Senate, a post he held from 1954-61. &

      [Bookseller: The Raab Collection]
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      - História e espírito. [Por]? Presidente da Academia Nacional de Belas-Artes. Empresa Nacional de Publicidade. Lisboa. S/ d. (196?). Obra em 3 volumes. De 30x24 cm. Com 381, 310 e 480 pags. Encadernações editoriais inteiras de pele; excelente exemplar. Profusamente ilustrado com fotogravuras p/b e a cores, na sua maioria de uma recolha fotográfica de Mário Novais, começada nos anos de 1950, em conjunto com o autor. Obra impressa sobre papel couché com excelente acabamento gráfico. Location/localizacao: 7-A3-A-20

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        [Broadside]: First Class Citizenship Benefits You - Your Children - and Your Community

      [No place]: N.A.A.C.P.. [circa 1950]. Partially printed large illustrated broadside. Approximately 22" x 21". Illustrated with a diverse-looking group of African-Americans. Slightly irregular folds, small tears and tack holes at the extremities, very good. A broadside sign-up sheet for African-American parishes (hand-filled out for Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church in Arlington, Virginia) with the signers pledging to pay their poll taxes, register to vote, vote in every election, and join the N.A.A.C.P. The names of 39 parishioners have been filled in by the same hand. Undated, but the first name is that of Rev. Michael Kanda, who headed the Church from 1948-1952. Virginia's poll tax was instituted in 1902 and immediately resulted in about 80% of African-Americans being removed from the rolls. It was rendered invalid by the Voting Rights Act of 1964. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1950. Hardcover. Bookplate tipped to the front pastedown of larger volume. Spines sunned. Slipcase with some wear to back edge corners. Near Fine in a Very Good or better slipcase. Two volumes bound in half red linen and pictorial boards. Designed by Bruce Rogers and printed in red and black with one book measuring 18-1/2" x 13-1/2" (a "miniature book" for Brobdingnagians) and the other 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" (an "elephant folio" for Lilliputans). Both volumes ingeniously slipcased in one box. Each is copy #355 of 1500, and each is SIGNED by Rogers with his initials. One of the more imaginatively designed books of the press. Monthly Letter laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Knoll Index of Designs

      New York: Knoll Associates, 1950. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 78pps, 4to, early post-war catalogue with strong Bauhaus influence to chairs, tables, interiors, chests, cabinets, beds, photographs of layouts plus measurements; blue/red/yellow colorations and silver flexible board covers. Scarce, VG but copule of grabs split at bottom of spiral spine binding..

      [Bookseller: BohemianBookworm]
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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1950. cloth.. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing at spine. ends, front corner tips, and along front spine fold. A nice copy.. (#141063). First edition. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-171. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 792. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 942-44. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 1151.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        [A small Collection of Original Linocuts, Woodcuts, Two Original Woodblocks, and a Watercolor]

      [N.p., but likely Georgetown: The Artist, likely 1950 - 1970s].. Lot of twenty works on paper of various sizes and types, accompanied by one double-sided and one single-sided original woodblock by the artist. All very good or better. Isabella Walker's linocuts and woodcuts depict scenes both industrial and bucolic. Her works on paper are held by both the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Georgetown University Libraries Special Collections. Some images present here are reduction restrikes (varying shade degradation) on mulberry paper, others are multi-colored prints on textured paper. The one watercolor is of a scene out of a window, and an image of a docked boat and bridge. Most images signed, some titled/dated, a few are artist's proofs. Those identified specifically are "Georgetown Spires" (1951 & 1968), "More Power to the Press" (1973), "The Valley" (1968), "Ghost Town," alternately titled "Harper's Ferry W.Va.," undated. One of the woodblocks is double-sided, which has on one side a cut of a street scene with a view under an archway, and the reverse is a depiction of reeds by a waterside. The second woodblock is a substantial work: an image of a 19th century thee-story brick-faced building, with a large tree in the foreground. A proof accompanies that block.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Unpublished Screenplay and Treatment]: I Want to Go to America

      James J. Geller, Beverly Hills 1950 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Trois contes *

      A. Gonin, (Lausanne) 1950. - En feuilles 37 x 29, couverture imprimée rempliée, double emboîtage avec titre au dos de la chemise demi-parchemin. L'un des 130 exemplaires numérotés sur Marais, signé par l'artiste et l'éditeur. Exemplaire curieusement nominatif, la justification n'en signale pas, enrichi d'une suite partielle de 15 lithographies sur Chine et de trois dessins inédits à l'encre et/ou au crayon, tous signés.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Simple Art of Murder

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1950 - FIRST BRITISH EDITON. Including both the titular essay of literary criticism published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1944 and eight stories written early in his career, "the prose rises to heights of unselfconscious eloquence, and we realize with a jolt of excitement that we are in the presence of not a mere action tale teller, but a stylist, a writer with a vision." (Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Review of Books). LONDON: HAMISH HAMILTON, 1950. Octavo, original red cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket price-clipped with chips to spine ends and light wear to edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CollectorsFolio]
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        Original Charles "Teenie" Harris Photograph of the street with Launderette, Sam's Cut Up Poultry, and Kool Vent billboard on left, and Beverly Shoe Shine on right, and man standing in street

      Pittsburgh. ca. 1950. Very Good. ca. 1950 silver gelatin photograph print of the street with Launderette, Sam's Cut Up Poultry, and Kool Vent billboard on left, and Beverly Shoe Shine on right, and man standing in street. Likely Centre Ave., Homewood, Pittsburgh. Image measures 11 x 14 inches, housed in archival museum- quality matting, 16 x 19.5 inches. SIGNED by Harris in the lower right corner. A good photograph with light rippling, spotting, and some discoloration toward edges. Light discoloration to the verso of the photograph where it was removed from a foamcore mounting. Still a very nice image. Likely a reprint from the 1960s, with an original signature. Charles "Teenie" Harris (1908–1998) photographed Pittsburgh's African American community from c. 1935 to c. 1975. His archive of nearly 80,000 images is one of the most detailed and intimate records of the black urban experience known today.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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      Aguilar. 1950. 1951., Madrid. - 2 Vols. Lomo rozado en vol. 2. Ed. E. Correa Calderón. Enc. Plena piel ed. CONTRA REEMBOLSO, +5.00€ LIBRO EN ESPANOL

      [Bookseller: Librería Javier Fernández]
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        ARTISTES LIBRES. Première serie du biblioteque de Cobra.

      Complete in 15 booklets + colophone folder. Original litographed slipcase. Editions Ejnar Munksgaard, Copenhagen 1950. 1st edition. 8°. Richly illustrated in b/w. All wrappers are original colour lithographies by Cobra artists. Fine. Bookplate on verso of slipcase front board.. COBRABIBLIOTEKET. THE COBRA LIBRARY features original lithographs by such prominent artists as Pierre Alechinsky, Corneille, Carl-Henning Pedersen, and Asger Jorn

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1950 & 1952. Hardcover. Bookplate on all front pastedowns. Fine copies in Near Fine slipcases, rather uncommon in this condition. Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget, and others. Eight octavo volumes (6" x 9-1/8") bound in gilt-stamped quarter black linen and wall-paper sides with a cameo decoration reproducing the section of the wall over the mantel in Mrs. Hudson's chambers at 221B baker Street showing two examples of Sherlock Holmes's prowess in emblazoning the initials of Victoria Regina "in bullet-pocks," with the cameo being a portrait of the shooter smoking his pipe. The definitive text edited by Edgar Smith with an introduction by Vincent Starrett. Designed by W. A. Dwiggins with a selective collation of the original illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget, and others, reproduced as sheet-fed photogravures. Copy #39 of 1500, issued unsigned. Complete with both Monthly Letters and Note about the Cover slips. The complete LEC Holmes and no longer very easy to put together with the same limitation number.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Conan The Conqueror, The Sword Of Conan, King Conan, The Coming Of Conan, Conan The Barbarian, Tales Of Conan, The Return Of Conan : Seven Volumes

      Gnome Press, 1950. .......Hardcovers, seven volumes, all in dust jackets. All are first editions; all are first printings. The complete Gnome Press Conan. "Conqueror" is vg to vg+ due to library stamp on rear free endpaper and a few date stamps on second rear endpaper (no other indication of ex-library), a bit or corner wear, slightly dusty edges, a bit of light damp stain to the bottom of the boards, in a vg+ to near fine condition unclipped dust jacket with a slight bit of spine fade; the jacket is from a warehouse find some years ago; "Sword" is vg+ or better with a hint of rubbing to the boards, in an unclipped vg to vg+ dust jacket with some edge and corner wear; "King" is close to near fine with slightly dusty top edge, in an unclipped vg+ dust jacket; "Coming" is close to near fine with slightly dusty edges, in an unclipped vg+ dust jacket; "Barbarian" is vg+ with slight corner wear, in an unclipped vg- dust jacket due to edge and corner ships as well as medium size chips to the ends of the spine; "Tales" vg+ to near fine with previous owner bookplate on the inside of the front cover, in an unclipped, vg+ dust jacket with some very light edge and corner chipping, inscibed to previous owner by L. Sprague De Camp on the title page; "Return" is vg+ with small mark on front free endpaper and slightly dusty edges, in an unclipped, vg+ dust jacket. ............ Signed by Author. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Fine/Fine. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Terry Nudds]
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        The Grass Is Singing

      London: Michael Joseph, 1950. First Edition of the author's first book. Octavo. Signed by the author. Some of the usual light foxing to the end papers, else an excellent copy in a near fine dust jacket. Independent on Sunday has called The Grass is Singing '[o]riginal and striking...full of those terrifying touches of truth, seldom mentioned but instantly recognised.' New Statesman 'Doris Lessing responds more passionately than most writers to people or situations: often she responds with hate or rancour, but always with passion. In "The Grass is Singing", you can feel the dynamo-like throb of a formidable talent; by its side, most novels of 1950 look like crochet-work.' The Times '"The Grass is Singing" focuses on the blighted life of a woman whose spirit is destroyed by a disastrous marriage and by an environment to which she couldn't respond. More than any other white African writer of her generation, Doris Lessing is aware of the seductive cruelty of colonialism, and is one of our strongest, fiercest voices against injustice, racism and sexual hypocrisy.'

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        La veste rayée au canapé de Piguet".

      1950 - Fusain, signé en bas à droite, (1950), 39 x 30 cm. Une jeune femme blonde au grand chapeau porte une veste rayée, assise sur un canapé. Robert PIGUET (1898-1953), fils de banquier suisse, monte à Paris en 1920 et réalise un premier défilé orientaliste, qui est un succès critique, mais un échec financier. Il sera engagé par Paul POIRET en 1922, puis par REDFERN. Il travaille pour de nombreuses marques, dont BAILLY, avant d'ouvrir sa maison en 1933. Il habille de nombreuses stars, dont Michèle MORGAN, et lance également des parfums. Sa pièce fétiche reste le tailleur, structuré et élégant. Fondateur des "couturiers associés", PIGUET a été le premier à se lancer dans le prêt-à-porter. Infimes plis. Oeuvre originale

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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        Chic et décontracté".

      1950 - Mine de plomb et fusain, (1950), 15 x 25 cm. Robert PIGUET (1898-1953), fils de banquier suisse, monte à Paris en 1920 et réalise un premier défilé orientaliste, qui est un succès critique, mais un échec financier. Il sera engagé par Paul POIRET en 1922, puis par REDFERN. Il travaille pour de nombreuses marques, dont BAILLY, avant d'ouvrir sa maison en 1933. Fondateur des "couturiers associés", PIGUET a été le premier à se lancer dans le prêt-à-porter. S'il habille de préférence les femmes, l'élégance masculine fait appel à lui : Jean MARAIS et Sacha GUITRY, JOUVET, COCTEAU, seront ses clients et amis. Pierre-Laurent BRENOT représente ici, pourle couturier Piguet, un homme au chic sobre et décontracté. Déchirure marginale et petit manque. Livres

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        Bâtons, chiffres et lettres *

      Gallimard, (Paris) 10.1950. - Broché, couverture imprimée. Tranches et dos insolés. Avec un un bien bel envoi à Albert Skira, par erreur prénommé André mais facilement corrigible de par la mention de remerciement "de m'avoir autorisé à reproduire dans ce texte le Miro", ce dernier étant paru dans la collection des Trésors de la Peinture Française de l'éditeur genevois.Cet extraordinaire recueil fourre-tout passe allégrement de considérations sur la langue parlée ou écrite à des réflexions sur les délires de la typographie, voire ceux des fous littéraires; il contient également quelques préfaces, des critiques de livres sous l'occupation allemande (c'est de l'histoire déguisée en littérature), etc etc etc. Cet amalgame de sujets possède par bonheur un index des noms pour s'y retrouver.Un ouvrage tout à fait représentatif de l'encyclopédiste. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. Exemplaire du service de presse après 8 Hollande et 43 vélin.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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      Harcourt Brace and Company, (1950), New York: - Inscribed on ffep by Sandburg, in fountain pen, to fellow poet, Thomas Ferril: "For Tom Ferril / with loving regard / and you not unknowing / I am beholding to you / for long & nourishing / fellowship - / Carl Sandburg / 1950" Sandburg wrote of Ferril "You have the great poet of the West in your midst. He is the poet of the Rockies. And someday he will be recognized as one of the great poets of America." Blue cloth binding. Yellow topstain. Green & gold dust jacket. 8vo. 1st trade edition. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION copy from Sandburg to close friend, and long-time associate, Tom Ferril. xxix, [1 (blank)], 676 pp. Laid-in: Magazine extract from THE STATE regarding Sandburg, entitled "First Citizen" with Sandburg holograph annotation at top: "The State: Raleigh, N. C." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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      London: Robin Hood Press, 1950. RARE. FIRST PRINTING of Robin Hood Press Edition with FREE "Road Floozie" key ring. We believe Robin Hood Press published the only pb edition. "Road Floozie" was banned in England and Darcy Glinto, pioneer of British hardboiled fiction, was arrested, pled guilty and paid his 100 pound fine - thereby sealing "Road Floozie's" fate as a cult favorite. "Road Floozie's" history and marvelous vintage cover art has generated its own key ring and postcard industry. Retro enamel "Road Floozie" key ring bears great looking reproduction of the cover and we thought book buyer would enjoy receiving it as a gift. Square/Tight/Clean but for a few small pencilled numbers @ top right corner of first free page; top corner of p. 61 shows small crease. The road floozie on front cover looks great w/ some ageing traits on background (visible in scan); edge bump next to "E"; slight lift of upper right corner & about first 20 pgs; light stress line across "Grim" & just below "Truths" (these are visible in scan). Back cover features an ad for Glinto's mystery book club with some wrinkles, age traits & tiny closed tear @ bottom right corner. Spine lettering excellent, just some wrinkles.. First. Paperback. Rare Vintage Hardboiled.

      [Bookseller: Noir Town Bookshop]
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      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1950. First American edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to novelist J.F. Powers, "For Jim Powers with warm regards from Evelyn Waugh." Light wear to the spine tips, else near fine in a very good dust jacket. Based on the life of St. Helena, mother of the Emperor Constantine and finder of the true cross, this spiritual adventure brings to life the political intrigues of ancient Rome and the early years of Christianity. Waugh considered "Helena" his finest novel. "[Helena] may be read on two levels of appreciation: As bright entertainment, or as deceptively profound commentary. On both levels it's a superlatively well done book." (Chicago Tribune)

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Petite cosmogonie portative *

      Gallimard, (Paris) 10.1950. - Broché oblong 12 x 19, couverture imprimée. Défraîchi mais là n'est pas la question. Achevé d'imprimer en même temps (en temps mêlés) et avec les mêmes tirages & papiers que "Bâtons, chiffres et lettres", ce poème-fleuve de 230 et quelques vers a une belle provenance originelle puisqu'il porte le nom et de nombreux repères in-texte de la demi-soeur de Blaise Cendrars, EVE. Une énigmatique lettre autographe manuscrite de l'auteur, à l'en-tête de la NRF et postérieure de quelques mois y est jointe, peut-être ou pas destinée à cette dernière, évoquant en une dizaine de lignes un "Sapho" projeté.Intrigante rencontre, entre Eve et Sapho. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale avec mention, après 8 Hollande et 43 vélin.

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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1950. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine slipcase. Two volumes bound in half red linen and pictorial boards. Designed by Bruce Rogers and printed in red and black with one book measuring 18-1/2" x 13-1/2" (a "miniature book" for Brobdingnagians) and the other 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" (an "elephant folio" for Lilliputans). Both volumes ingeniously slipcased in one box. Each is copy #39 of 1500, and each is SIGNED by the designer with his initials. One of the more imaginatively designed books of the press. Monthly Letter laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Land of Little Rain

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1950. First printing thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 132 pp., square 4to. Austin's classic text, with an introduction by Carl van Doren, and reproductions of 48 photographs by Ansel Adams. Internally about fine, in lightly handled cloth with a touch of fading to the spine. In a supplied dustjacket, price-clipped and with edgewear and small closed tears, but still very good. This copy inscribed on the halftitle by Ansel Adams to Louise Boyd, and dated in the year of publication. Louise Boyd (1887-1982) was an early explorer of Greenland and the Arctic, an author and photographer, and the first woman to fly over the North Pole, among other distinctions. Boyd and Ansel Adams had a long and interesting friendship. The camera that Boyd took on her first expedition in 1926 -- a Kodak Eastman with standard wood construction replaced by aluminum to make it usable in the Arctic -- she later sold to Adams, who used it for many years. In interviews, discussing his equipment, Adams speaks of that camera and an aerial camera that he also purchased from Boyd; both received extensive use and are responsible for numerous iconic images. Incredibly, Gordon Fountain (who was with Byrd on the second expedition to Antarctica) relates in a 1996 interview that Boyd wrangled Adams into photographing her furniture for insurance purposes! Adams: And then I sold the Folmer view camera and got Miss Louise Boyd's Kodak eight by ten camera, which was of aluminum, made on the same pattern as the wooden view camera. Silliest piece of engineering. I still have it, but it's just ridiculous to look at. But it worked beautifully. . . . Adams: Then I have also Louise Boyd's aero camera, the five by seven Fairchild camera that she used in her exploration of Greenland, which is a rather extraordinary outfit. She got some very interesting stuff with it. It's big and as heavy as sin, you know. Teiser: How did you happen to have her camera? Adams: Oh, we've known her for a long time and she was disposing of her equipment. I sold quite a few things for her some very elaborate navigation instruments. These things went rather cheap. They were not worth much financially, but now they have historic value. And a set of optical glass filters that are hard to come by now. Grade A glass, about 1/2 inch thick. Absolutely flat plane. (from Bancroft Library Regional Oral History project) BS: Louise Boyd. You were a friend of Louise's? GF: Oh yeah. I've got a couple of her books. And Marjorie had quite a bit to do with her in her later days when she was in hard times and in a bad way physically. She was in a rest home for a while and Marge used to go up and see that she ate her lunch and things like that. In fact, we had some photographs and stuff from Louise. Let's see. What's the name of the photographer that took Louise's furniture pictures? MF: Ansel Adams. GF: Yeah, Ansel Adams. MF: Nobody else but Louise would have got Ansel Adams. GF: Yeah, he took pictures of all her furniture for insurance purposes. She hired him or talked him into it. I don't whether she paid him or not. MF: She talked him into it. (from interview with Brian Shoemaker, Ohio State University)

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        I ROBOT

      GNOME PRESS 1950 - Stunning near fine copy, Stated First Edition, First Printing of I ROBOT by Isaac Asimov. Published by Gnome Press, New York, 1950. Stated First edition book with the scarce original stunning near fine dust jacket. Only 5,000 copies of the first edition were printed of this iconic title in which Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics" were postulated for the first time. The book is in beautiful condition with crisp red boards, with a black robot emblem to front, and black titles to spine. The boards are clean and a vibrant red still maintaining their original sheen. The book has sharp corners with no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. One small corner bump. The end papers are clean, with one tiny splash mark to the corner, otherwise no inscriptions, no bookplates, and no bookstore stamps. The internal pages are clean and bright with No marks, No stains, No writing, No handling marks, and No foxing. A beautiful clean, fresh example of this landmark title! The original first edition dust jacket is in stunning condition having benefited from some very slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper conservator and presents as a near fine example. The jacket is bright with vibrant colors and without the usual fading to the spine (the red tones are most often found faded to a grey). The stunning dust jacket has No rips, No chips, No edgewear, No stains, No rubbing and No foxing. Even the white rear panel and flaps are still a bright white without any age toning! Please see detailed images. Stunning, handsome jacket vibrant presenting the book beautifully on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for additional Sci-Fi listings A very handsome example of this scarce, classic title in beautiful collectible condition with a vibrant crisp book and dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1950. cloth.. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear and rubbing at edges,. mostly along top edge, several small nicks and abrasions at upper. edge of rear panel, mild tanning to rear panel, and orange lettering. on spine panel mostly faded to white. (#142710). First edition. The author's first book and first sf novel. In the far future "Earth is largely a radioactive wasteland, populated by a few million inhabitants who are discriminated against by the rest of the galactic empire which has forgotten that Earth was humanity's original home." Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 122. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-51. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 237. In 333.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        No Man of Her Own (Original Film Pressbook)

      Los Angeles: Paramount, 1950. Original pressbook for the 1950 film noir, "No Man of Her Own," directed by Mitchell Leisen, based on the 1948 novel "I Married a Dead Man" by Cornell Woolrich writing as William Irish. Written for the screen by Sally Benson and Catherine Turney, and starring Barbara Stanwyck, John Lund, and Lyle Bettger. A pregnant woman (Barbara Stanwyck), on the run from her gangster boyfriend (Lyle Bettger), assumes a new identity when the train she is on crashes and the newlywed couple sitting next to her are killed. 12 pages, saddle stitched, 12 1/4 x 15 inches. In a strong Very Good plus condition. Faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. Wrappers are lightly soiled with a few small, scattered stress marks. Tiniest hints of separation to the top and bottom of hinge fold. "Fervent, suspenseful woman's noir that actually seems to elevate its Woolrich source material." Selby 285. Silver and Ward, p. 395.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        L' équarrissage pour tous *

      Toutain, Paris (1950). - Broché, couverture pyjama ornée d'un dessin de Boo. Légères traces d'usure en bords, tranches jaunies. Plus difficile à dénicher que "L'herbe rouge" du même éditeur, cette pièce en un acte,antimilitariste ou "pro-civile" selon le mot de l'auteur, bénéficie d'une défense de Jean Cocteau, d'un avant-propos de l'auteur et d'un dossier d'extraits de presse. Elle est suivie d'une Saynète pour patronages: "Le dernier des métiers", dédiée à Jacques-Laurent Bost.Les mythiques grands papiers semblent inexistants, jusqu'à preuve du contraire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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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. Hard Cover. Near Fine. [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. 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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        Simple Speaks His Mind

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1950. Octavo. Original blue-green cloth, titles to spine gilt on black ground and to upper board in black, top edge dyed black. With the dust jacket. Lightly rubbed at extremities, spine very slightly faded, contents toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and nicked jacket with tanned spine panel which is split cleanly down the upper fold and repaired with tape to the verso. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For my friends Dr. and Mrs. "Tex" Burnett, from an "ole Lincolnite" – Langston. New York, November 27, 1950". With the original typed mailing label from Hughes to Burnett loosely inserted. "Lincolnite" refers to Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, where Hughes earned his undergraduate degree in 1929 before returning to live in Harlem.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1950. Paperback. Good. [PAPERMAKING] SERIZAWA Keisuke. KAMI WO TSUKURU HITOTACHI. Privately printed by Serizawa in Showa 25 [1950] in an edition of 50 copies. 30 x 28 cm. 7 pages, katazome prints in wrappers with a printed paper title label. Enclosed in a hand printed folding cover which is a work of art in itself. Obviously a very scarce production, this copy has been scrupulously restored. Overall condtion is now very good.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        [The File on] Thelma Jordon (Original Film Pressbook)

      Los Angeles: Paramount, 1950. Original pressbook for the classic 1950 film noir, "The File on Thelma Jordon," directed by Robert Siodmak, based on the story by Mary Holland. Written for the screen by Keeti Frings, and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, and Richard Rober. An Assistant DA (Wendell Corey) is drawn into a conspiracy of robbery and murder by a mysterious woman (Barbara Stanwyck). 20 pages, saddle stitched, 12 1/4 x 15 inches. The pressbook and all promotional material and advertising samples contained within refer to the film by the alternate title "Thelma Jordon." Very Good plus condition. Moderate horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. Hinge is worn with tiny creases but lacking any of the separation common to pressbooks. Wrappers slightly edgeworn with some light rubbing overall. A dark and morally conflicted film by Siodmak, here at the top of his considerable directorial skills, and a powerful performance by Stanwyck, who invests Thelma with more ambiguity and sympathy than is found in the stereotypical femme fatale. Silver and Ward, pp. 103-104. Selby, pp. 83-88.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Quelques aventures de Maître Renart *

      Michel de Romilly / La Jeune Gravure Contemporaine, Paris 1950. - En feuilles 35 x 28, couverture imprimée rempliée, double étui avec titre au dos de la chemise (fissuré). Quelques piqûres marginales en bord d' un ou deux feuillets, à peine visibles. L'un des 185 exemplaires numérotés sur B.F.K. de Rives. Ravissant illustré bien peu fréquent malgré le tirage relativement copieux (totalisant 265 exemplaires toutes catégories confondues), oscillant entre imagerie naïve et sobriété japonaise du plus pur zen évoquant les estampes traditionnelles. Nous ne connaissions jusqu'alors que le petit livre de Cendrars ymagé par cet artiste "L'Eubage.", paru au Sans Pareil un quart de siècle plus tôt. Et, depuis, nous savons aussi qu'il fit paraître deux portefeuilles de suites de burins, "Paris" et "Croquis d'animaux" dans les années 30, tout à fait admirables - venez juger de visu !.Un contrepoint en noir de la version couleur qu'en donna notre graveur Robert Hainard quatre ans auparavant pour l'éditeur Gonin à Lausanne, également visible à notre céleste officine comme dit un vieux (et aimable) fidèle.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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