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        Two Complete Science-Adventure Books

      Wings Publishing, 1950. .......Pulp magazines, eleven (11) issues, a complete run of this title; most are vg+ or better; No. 1 has light cover staining, No. 10 is vg- due to piece missing from lower right corner of front cover and about 3" of spine loss, Stories = Pebble In The Sky, The Kingslayer, Star Kings, Seeker Of The Sphinx, Sword Of Xota, Citadel In Space, The Time Machine, Tritonian Ring,Outcasts Of Venus, The Humanoids, The Cructars Are Coming, Minions Of The Moon, Beyond This Horizon, The Magellanics, Sargasso Of Lost Cities, Survivor Of Mars, Wanton Of Argus, Mission To Marakee, Silent Victory, Ballroom Of The Skies, Tombot, World Held Captive....................... First Edition, First Printing. Paper. Very Good. Pulp Magazine.

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        APPENDIX II. GENERALIZED THEORY OF GRAVITATION.

      [1950]. 4to. Original proof-copy, printed on rectos only. Stapled in upper left corner, from both recto and verso. A few marginal creases. Pp. 133-146, (1).. Magnificent original proof-copy, with the most desirable association imaginable and with Einstein's original handwritten corrections and equations, of one of Einstein's most important pieces, the second appendix to his "The Meaning of Relativity", being the appendix "in which he described his most recent work on unification" (Pais), and the work which, more popularly, was hailed by The New York Times under the heading "New Einstein theory gives a master key to the universe". Given by Einstein to the great pioneer of quantum physics, Wolfgang Pauli, with handwritten instructions to Pauli to pass it on to Pais, Einstein's famous colleague and biographer, after having finished with it (one original line handwritten by Einstein to the top of the first page, stating: "Pauli, nach Einsichtnahme bitte Pais geben!") [i.e. "Pauli, after inspection, please give to Pais!"]).The present 15 leaves constitute the proof-copy to the entire "Appendix II, The Generalized Theory of Gravitation" - the appendix in which Einstein offers us his key to explaining the universe as a whole. This seminal appendix appeared for the first time in the third edition of "The Meaning of Relativity", in 1949 [Weil 124c], pp. 133-146. The present proof-copy has "Complete proof" to the first page and "goes on p. 145" on the final unnumbered page in red crayon. Except for the 5 line note on the final leaf, which in the printed version has been inserted into page 145 (as indicated in red crayon to the proof copy) and the moving of the last pages of text as a result thereof, the printed version follows exactly the present proof copy. This proof copy does, however, contain three/four corrections in Einstein's own hand that do not seem to have been directly incorporated into any of the printed editions, but which have presumably let him to revise the appendix again, for the revised third edition (1950 [Weil 124d]), and as such, this proof copy of the first edition of the appendix, with its authorial corrections, also constitutes an otherwise unknown forerunner of his final formulation, which is presented in full in the Fourth edition of "The Meaning of Relativity", 1953.The authorial corrections (i.e. Einstein's own, in his own hand) are as follows: p. 145: (1) equation (25): "g" has been corrected to non-italic.(2) equation (25a): a two-line calculation has been written in the margin, fundamentally correcting the printed one, ending with Mi - gis[Gamma]s(3) At the end of the page: "Die in der Anmerkung [Schluss] gegebene/ Ableitung ist die bessere" [i.e. "those in the statement [at the end] is the better one."].p. 146:(1) equation (25b): "wegen (22) gleichbedeutend/ mit", followed by an equation [i.e. "due to (22) the same as" and then the equation].There are also a couple of smaller pencil-corrections, presumably in the hand of either Pais or Pauli, in the same hand as he who has written "Einstein" to the bottom of the first page. Einstein's "The Meaning of Relativity" was originally published in 1922, on the basis of his "Vier Vorlesungen ueber Relativitetstheorie" given at Princeton in 1921. A second edition, with an appendix (appendix I) appeared in 1945 (several issues and editions of this appeared also), and in 1949 the third edition, with the seminal Appendix II printed for the first time, appears. In 1950 a revised edition of the third edition appears, having Appendix II slightly revised, and in 1953 the heavily revised fourth edition appears. The main focus of the work throughout all these editions of since 1949 is Appendix II, which deals with Einstein's main interest, the generalization of the Gravitation Theory, which was to unite the general theory of relativity with electromagnetism, recovering an approximation for quantum theory, and presenting us with a theory to explain the universe as a unified entity, the ultimate goal for the greatest physicist that ever lived. "This was Einstein's ultimate response to the mechanical-electromagnetic crisis in physical theory he had first talked about in the opening of his 1905 light quantum-paper." (Nandor, in D.S.B., p. 330). It was indeed Einstein's aim to provide an explanation of the universe through his unified field theory, although he was well aware that his sort of field theory might not exist. However, even the establishing of the non-existence of it could bring us closer to an explanation than we had ever been before. There is no topic of greater importance to Einstein than his theory of unification. "In 1949 Einstein wrote a new appendix for the third edition of his "The Meaning of Relativity" in which he described his most recent work on unification. It was none of his doing that a page of his manuscript appeared on the front page of "The New York Times" under the heading "New Einstein theory gives a master key to the universe". He refused to see reporters and asked Helen Dukas to relay this message to them: "Come back and see me in twenty years"." (Pais, p. 350).The first successful classical unified field theory was developed by Maxwell. In 1820 Ørsted discovered electromagnetism, and in 1831 Faraday made the observation that time-varying magnetic fields could induce electric currents. Up until then, no-one had seen the connection between electricity and magnetism. When Maxwell in 1864 read his groundbreaking paper "A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field", the first attempt at a theory that was to encompass field theories which had previously been separate (i.e. electricity and magnetism) appeared. Inspired by Maxwell, Einstein first used the constancy of the speed of light in Maxwell's theory to unify our notions of space (what we now call space-time). He then expanded the theory of special relativity to a description of gravity, i.e. General Relativity, using a field to describe the curving geometry of four dimensional space-time."In his attempts to generalize general relativity, Einstein had from the very beginning two aims in mind. One of these, to join gravitation to electromagnetism in such a way that the field theory would yield particle-like singularity-free solutions... His second aim was to lay the foundations of quantum physics, to unify, one might say, relativity and quantum theory. " (Pais, p. 351). "The unification of forces is now widely regarded to be one of the most important tasks in physics, perhaps the most important one. It would have made little difference to Einstein if he had taken note of the fact - as he could have - that there are other forces in nature than gravitation and electromagnetism. The time for unification had not yet come. PAULI, familiar with and at one time active in unified field theory, used to play Mephisto to Einstein's Faust. He was fond of saying that men shall not join what God has torn asunder, a remark which, as it turned out, was more witty than wise." (Pais, p. 350). The great Austrian physicist Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958), a pioneer of quantum physics, a close colleague of Einstein, who respected him tremendously, was passionately interested in Einstein's theory of unified fields and how that would be able to present the universe as a whole. After having been nominated by Einstein, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1945, for his "decisive contribution through his discovery of a new law of Nature, the exclusion principle or Pauli principle," involving spin theory, underpinning the structure of matter and the whole of chemistry.Having read Einstein's 1905 paper on relativity while still in high school, Pauli early on exhibited extraordinary skills within science and physics. He graduated from the Gymnasium in July 1918 with distinction and then joined the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich. He submitted his first paper on the theory of relativity within two months of leaving school. While pursuing his undergraduate studies, he wrote another two papers on the theory of relativity. One of his teachers in Munich was Sommerfeld, who soon recognized Pauli's extraordinary talent and asked him to write a review article on relativity for the prestigious "Encyclpaedia der mathematischen Wissenschaften". Pauli completed his review article two months after receiving his PhD. The 233 page long article was published as a monograph, which to this day remains a standard reference work. Einstein himself was very appreciative of the report and said about it: "Whoever studies this nature, grandly conceived work would not believe that the author is a twenty-one year old man. One wonders what to admire most, the psychological understanding for the development of ideas, the sureness of mathematical deduction, the profound physical insight, the capacity for lucid, systematical presentation, the knowledge of the literature, the complete treatment of the subject matter, or the sureness of critical appraisal."Few other scientists have been as important as Pauli to the development of Einstein's Unified Theory, leading Pais to characterize him, in this connection, as the "Mephisto to Einstein's Faust". "Just as Pauli received a shock when, as a student, he first became acquainted with the strange laws of quantum theory, so did he receive a shock from the nonconservation of parity. For it was always his hope that physics would indicate the mysterious harmony of God and Nature. This hope was not illusory. Precisely in his most important work he had shown how apparently paradoxical phenomena could be explained through a harmonious extension of the previously confirmed theory. And so theoretical physics since Kepler, Galileo, and Newton appeared to him as a great house the foundations of which, despite many changes, would never be shaken." (Fierz, in D.S.B., X, p. 425). Abraham (Bram) Pais (1918 - 2000) was a Dutch-born American physicist and science historian. He was an assistant of Niels Bohr and later a colleague of Albert Einstein at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Having spent his youth as a physicist, he decided that physics was for young men and began documenting the history of physics and later on the lives of two of the greatest ever physicists, Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein, having written the most important monographs on the two. He remained a physics professor at Rockefeller University until his retirement

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        Terres des grand feu.

      Original lithographed poster in colour produced for the exhibition of 43 ceramic pieces, made by Miro and Llorens Artigas between 1950 and 1956, at the Galerie Maeght, Paris. 75x52,5 cm.. One of 200 copies "avant la lettre" on Arches paper, numbered and signed by Miro. Mourlot nr. 53. Corredor-Matheos nr. 7

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        GORMENGHAST

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode London: Eyre & Spottiswoode,. 1950. cloth.. Light offsetting to the front and rear free endpapers, a fine copy in. nearly fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing along lower edge and. mild age tanning to spine panel. (#138542). First edition. Second book of the "Gormenghast" sequence. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-285. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 64. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 10. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 868. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1947-53. Reginald 11244.

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        Signed Weizmann Photograph as First President of Israel

      Photograph Signed “To Mendle & Mary / Joe – Lovingly / Ch Weizmann / June 20th 1950” as first President of Israel in English on the matte. Black & white, 9” x 10.75” image, overall 9” x 11.5”, mounted onto a 9.75” x 13.75” matte, framed to 11” x 15”. In apparent fine condition. Photographer’s name “Alfred Bernheim” in white margin at lower left edge of photographic surface. Born in Germany, Alfred Bernheim (1885-1974) was an artist-photographer, an expert in photographing architecture and portraits. With the rise in anti-Semitism, Bernheim immigrated to Israel in 1934 and opened a photography studio in Jerusalem.

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        YEARLING

      1950. 2. (WYETH,N.C.)illus. THE YEARLING by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons 1939 (1939 A). 4to, bluish-green cloth, top edge gilt, Fine condition in matching chemise with leather label and publisher's blue slip case (case slightly rubbed on edges else sound and VG+). LIMITED TO ONLY 750 COPIES FOR SALE-SIGNED BY BOTH WYETH AND RAWLINGS. Two interesting facts have emerged about this edition. First, although 750 copies were printed, only 520 copies were actually bound and sent out with the binding, chemise and slip case of this version. The remaining 250 copies were bound in dark blue cloth with a darker blue slipcase and were distributed in the early 1950's. Secondly, according to letters from Rawlings to her editor, as the limited edition sheets were being printed she discovered that there was a line missing on page 196 (between lines 5 and 6). A new signature with the correction was inserted but not before some sheets were distributed. This copy has the corrected pages. (We also have had a copy of the later binding with the earlier mis-printed sheets so there is no rhyme or reason as to how they managed this error). Illustrated by Wyeth with pictorial endpapers, 14 full page color illustrations, title page decoration, plus 2 special charcoal and wash full page illustrations done for this limited edition. Also included is a facsimile of a 2 page letter by Wyeth discussing the book (not present in the trade edition). Wyeth reportedly traveled to Cross Creek, Rawlings' home, before beginning the artwork, in order to capture the essence of the area. Very scarce. Allen p. 216.

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        Computing Machinery and Intelligence.The Turing Test. Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1950. First edition.

      A very fine copy, in original wrappers, of Turing's landmark paper on artificial intelligence. "With the advent of the electronic digital computer came much speculation as to whether or not in processing information these machines were actually thinking. In this paper Turing considered this question from a behavioristic standpoint, proposing an experiment, later called the Turing test, that would allow unbiased comparison of a machine's 'thinking behavior' with that of a normal human being. The test involves two parties, 'X' and 'Y', who engage in a conversation by teletype. Human X cannot know whether Y is a machine or a person. If X believes that Y is responding like a person after a specified period of time, and Y turns out to be a machine, then that machine may be defined as having the capacity to 'think.'<br/><br/> From the time he wrote his paper on computable numbers in which he modeled his 'Turing' machines after the way people carry out computations, Turing believed that every human thought that could be expressed in language could be mimicked by a universal machine, or computer, if it was suitably programmed. Concerning the future of artificial intelligence, Turing wrote in this paper published in 1950, 'I believe that in about fifty years' time it will be possible to programme computers with a storage capacity of about 10<sup>9</sup>, to make them play the imitation game so well that an average interrogator will not have more than 70 per cent chance of making the right identification after five minutes of questioning. The original question, 'Can machines think?' I believe to be too meaningless to deserve discussion. Nevertheless I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted' (p. 442). (Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, p.467).<br/><br/> "Turing's work at Manchester [from 1948 onward] was among the earliest investigations of the use of electronic computers for artificial-intelligence research. He was among the first to believe that electronic machines were capable of doing not only numerical computations, but also general-purpose information processing. He was convinced computers would soon have the capacity to carry out any mental activity of which the human mind is capable. He attempted to break down the distinctions between human and machine intelligence and to provide a single standard of intelligence, in terms of mental behavior, upon which both machines and biological organisms could be judged. In providing his standard, he considered only the information that entered and exited the automata. Like Shannon and Wiener, Turing was moving toward a unified theory of information and information processing applicable to both the machine and the biological worlds ..." (Aspray, Scientific Conceptualization of Information, p.132).<br/><br/> From Gutenberg to the Internet, 11.2; Origins of Cyberspace, 936.. Contained in: Mind, A Quarterly Review, Vol LIX, No. 236, October 1950, pp. 433-460. The complete issue offered here (pp. [2], 433-576). 8vo: 214 x 137 mm. Original gray printed wrappers, very fine

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        NIGHT AND THE CAT

      1950. 1. (FOUJITA)illus.. NIGHT AND THE CAT by Elizabeth Coatsworth. NY: Macmillan 1950, 4to (6 3/4 x 10"), two-tone cloth, endpaper toned else near Fine in dust wrapper (dw slightly frayed at spine ends). Stated 1st printing. Featuring 12 beautiful full page lithographs of all types of cats by FOUJITA, the noted Japanese artist, to accompany poems by Coatsworth. LAID-IN IS COATSWORTH'S PERSONAL PICTORIAL CHIMNEY - FARM CARD SIGNED BY HER.

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        LOCAL COLOR

      New York: Random House (1950)., 1950 First Edition. 8vo, 92pp. Capote&#39;s impressions of New Orleans, Hollywood, Tangiers, New York, among other places, with photographs by Cecil Beaton, Cartier-Bresson, Hoynigen-Huene, Alexander Liberman, among others 8vo, illustrated with photographs, original cloth-backed boards, dustwrapper. Very nice copy. Uncommon.. 1st Edition.

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        A TOWN LIKE ALICE. Signed

      London: Heinemann, 1950 Shute, Nevil. A TOWN LIKE ALICE. Signed. London: Heinemann, 1950. First Edition, First Issue, Signed Copy of arguably the author&#39;s best work & equal in fame to his now classic &#39;On The Beach&#39;, [1957]. Sm. 8vo., 332 pp. A near fine copy with a nice red topstain in a very good bright properly priced dustwrapper showing moderate wear with a couple of small chip & 1 considerable chip on the front panel which is reinforce with clear tape. There is a neat [pos] signed decorative bookplate to the front free endpaper. On the title page the author has signed underneath his printed name in blue ink "Nevil Shute Norway". Basis for the excellent 1950 British film starring Peter Finch & Virginia McKenna as English citizens trapped during the Japanese invasion of Malaya.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE. Inscribed

      New York: New Directions, [1950]., 1950 Wonderful Presentation Copy From The Library Of Marion Davies. Once the most famously advertised actress in the world, Marion Davies was the love of William Randolph Hearst life, Hollywood&#39;s premiere hostess, the inadvertent casualty of Orson Welles&#39; monumental film fiction classic, Citizen Cane. Davies was beloved by all who actually knew her. "Marion Davies makes up for the rest of Hollywood," Tennessee Williams once said of her. First Trade Edition. Williams&#39;s first novel. 8vo, 148 pages, original yellow stamped black cloth. A near fine copy of the book in a very good, lightly used dustwrapper showing narrow loss at the extremities of the spine & some bottom edgewear. Inscribed & signed c. 1950, on the ffe. "To Marian [sic] Davies / with my "devoir", Tennessee Williams". A lovely copy -. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Holograph Quotation

      Paris: n.d. [c. 1950-51], n.p. [Paris]., 1950 Sartre, Jean-Paul. Autograph Manuscript. N.d. [c. 1950-51], n.p. [Paris]. 1 page - small 4to. On his typical graph paper. A one line fragment: "La classe ouvrière est vaincue d&#39;avance si elle ne prend pas le pouvoir" loosely trans. as: "The working class is defeated from the beginning if they don&#39;t exercise their will". Perfect Sartre. A near fine example.. Unsigned Manuscript. First Edition.

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        A Historical Commentary on Thucydides by A.W. Gomme, A. Andrews and K.J. Dover.

      5 volumes. Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1950-1981. Illustrated with maps. Orig. cloth, the two last volumes in dustwrappers. Near fine- to near fine/near fine wrappers. Name on flyleaf (the Danish classical scholar Holger Friis Johansen).. Commentaries on books I to VIII, that is the full set of A.W. Gomme's monumental work, with the help of Andrews and Dover in the last two volumes

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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. A Story for Children. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes

      Geoffrey Bles, [1950]. 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece and numerous monochrome illustrations (a number full-page) in the text, free endpapers and fore-edges lightly spotted; original green cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, backstrip and upper edges of boards faded to brown but still a firm, clean copy in price-clipped dust-wrapper, the latter lightly age-soiled, and crudely repaired at backstrip and upper margin of front board but preserving illustration and all lettering (save publisher's imprint at tail), a perfectly sound and affordable copy of a children's classic.

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        DE FRIE KUNSTNERE. Cobra-bibliothekets første serie (ARTISTES LIBRES. Première serie du biblioteque de Cobra).

      Complete in 15 booklets + colophone folder in Danish. Editions Ejnar Munksgaard, Copenhagen 1950. 1st edition. 8°. Richly illustrated in b/w. All wrappers are original colour lithographies by Cobra artists. Fine condition in original slipcase (with colour litograph by Asger Jorn). Small tears to upper spine-end of slipcase. Bookplate on verso of front board of slipcase.. COBRABIBLIOTEKET. THE COBRA LIBRARY. The Cobra Library features original lithograps by such prominent artists as Pierre Alechinsky, Corneille, Carl-Henning Pedersen, and Asger Jorn (van de Loo 103 & 104)

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        I, Robot

      New York: Gnome Press, Inc.. (1950). First. First edition, wrappered issue, or possibly second printing (see additional information below). Pages browned, two small chips to the wrappers, a very good or a little better copy. One of reportedly 2500 copies (we have also heard the figure of just 200 copies from another source, which seems to be discredited) of the first edition sheets bound up by the publisher in wrappers duplicating the dustjacket art. The intention and publication history of this variant is disputed: it was done either as an "Armed Services Edition" or as a short-lived experiment in paperback publishing. The publisher also issued three other titles thusly, but quickly abandoned the project. One source asserts that these were reprinted in 1951 from the original printing plates (retaining the first edition statement). At any rate this is by far rarer than the hardcover issue of the first edition. Basis, or more properly inspiration, for the 2004 film directed by Alex Proyas and featuring Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, and Alan Tudyk. A rarity, the fragility of the construction assured that few of the copies survived. .

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        CONAN THE CONQUEROR

      New York: Gnome Press Inc. Publishers New York: Gnome Press, Inc., Publishers,. [1950]. cloth.. Mild bump to upper spine end, a fine copy in fine dust jacket.. (#135679). First edition. First book of the Gnome Press Conan series. Novel-length story first published as a five-part serial in WEIRD TALES, December 1935 through April 1936 as "The Hour of the Dragon." Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3- 182, Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 50. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels 8.

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        Diary of Erika Walbrun: Original Manuscript Diary covering the Bombing of Berlin by a Teenage Girl; Archive of Related Material

      n.p.: n.p., 1950. Handwritten diary/album approximately 6 by 8 inches, 180 pages, with pasted in photographs and watercolor paintings by the author. Erika was born in 1929, making her about 16 when Dresden fell in 1945. The diary was completed in 1950. It starts with pictures of Erika&#39;s parents, her childhood, and schooling. Around page 70 it starts to speak of the war years in Dresden where she lived with her parents and grandmother. By page 85 she discusses the latter days of the war in detail: She had to clean rubble from air attacks on Dresden; her mother had a miscarriage; she had to work among refugees as a red cross volunteer. Starting February 13, 1945, she describes in detail the bombing of Dresden. She watched the cathedral collapse form her window. She describes the dead lying in the streets, the low-flying aircraft shooting people trying to flee. "Don&#39;t get buried alive: that&#39;s all I could think of." The next day they started to walk to Bavaria and safety. She describes her journey and happenings along the way. The later parts of the diary describe happier, postwar times. With pictures, letters and clippings laid-in. Together with another journal captioned &#39;Dresden", undated. Only the first 30pp are written in, along with pictures and original sketches of Dresden landmarks. The diary ends abruptly with the note that on the night of February 13/14, 1945, Dresden was bombed. Photographs, clippings and memorial cards are laid in as well. together with a 3rd journal dated 1951 with photographs and descriptions, also with letters and cards laid in. All in German with only a bit of English at the end; all in very good condition.

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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. [Narnia]

      London: Geoffrey Bles. VG: in very good condition with rubbed and chipped dust jacket. Some discolouration to cover. Not inscribed. 1950. First Edition. Pale blue hardback cloth cover. 173pp :: Illustrations by Pauline Baynes :: 200mm x 150mm (8" x 6") .

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        DOLL'S CHRISTMAS

      1950. 1. TUDOR,TASHA. THE DOLL'S CHRISTMAS. NY:OUP 1950 (1950). Square 12mo, red cloth, pictorial paste-on, Fine in dust wrapper with some chips and mends. 1st edition (1st printing). SIGNED BY TUDOR. Illustrated with pictorial endpapers plus lovely color illustrations on every other page.

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        THE DROWNING POOL. Signed

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950 First Edition of the second Lew Archer mystery Inscribed by Ross MacDonald on the front free endpaper to an early Millar/Macdonald supporter and collector of mystery and detection fiction. &#39;Best wishes to ...John Ross Macdonald&#39;. 8vo. 244 pp. A very good copy in green and white patterned paper covered boards, black topstain, black titles to the mildly darkened spine, in a very good pictorial dustwrapper showing some use; wear and rubbing at the folds, heel and crown of the spine and old tape reinforcement on the verso. Still presents well. Rarely found signed. Adapted into the 1975 film with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue Of Crime.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Song of Songs

      The Collectors Book Club London: The Collectors Book Club, 1950. Limited ed.. Hardcover. vg. 4to. [n.p.] Decorated three-quarter blue leather with gilt grape motif and gilt lettering on the spine. Copper engravings by Ru van Rossem. Printed on English hand-made paper by John Roberts Press and the engravings are printed on Japanese vellum. Autographed by the artist on the dedication page. One of 100 copies. Spine and front left moroccan panel faded. Very good condition.

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

      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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        Camus, Albert. ACTUELLES, Chronique 1944-1948. Signed

      Paris: Gallimard, 1950., 1950 SIGNED. 12mo., 270pp. Printed wrapper. A very good copy of the 6th impression of the 1st edition. SIGNED by Camus vertically on the front flyleaf. Signed Camus books are very uncommon. This is the very first volume of Actuelles. Chroniques 1944-1948 , the first edition, like the 6th published in 1950 was followed by: Actuelles II. Chroniques 1949-1953 published in 1953 & Actuelles III. Chronique algérienne 1939-1958, published in 1958.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.

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        Autograph letter, signed, together with The Allahakbarries C. C

      1934, 1950. (1)ff. autograph letter, dated July 25th, 1934. A letter from J. M. Barrie to William Maldon "Bill" Woodfull, the Australian cricketer who captained both the Victoria and Australia cricket teams. Barrie comments on the fourth game of the 1934 Ashes series, in which Australia played against England, saying, "It was a glorious victory except statistically, and as such I think everyone accepts it. That partnership of Bradman and Ponsford goes into history." Barrie is referring to the partnership of legendary Australian cricket players Bill Ponsford and Donald Bradman, who set a world record for partnership in Test cricket during the final game of that series, leading Australia to win the series. Their record stood unsurpassed for fifty-seven years. It is clear that Barrie followed the matches with great interest. The fourth match was a draw, and Barrie speculates, "what a match it will make of the final one, which otherwise would drop into a minor place." Although best known as the author of Peter Pan, Barrie was an enthusiastic amateur cricketer, in spite of the fact that he wasn't particularly good at the game. He followed the sport and even organized his own team, the Allahakbarries, which played from 1890 to 1913. The team included many famous writers of the time, including A. A. Milne, P. G. Wodehouse, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Together with a copy of the 1950 edition of The Allahakbarries C. C., a book that Barrie wrote about the team, which was first privately published in 1890. The 1950 edition includes a foreword by Donald Bradman, whom Barrie clearly admired. The book presents an illustrated history of the team and pokes fun at the team's lack of talent. Letter is in extremely fine condition. The book has some slight foxing to edges of the dust wrapper, which is price-clipped, has a few spots of soiling to the front panel, and some loss to spine ends. Text block slightly loose, else a very good copy.

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        Le Diable et Le Bon Dieu. Manuscript

      n.d. [c. 1950-51], n.p. [Paris]. SARTRE, Jean-Paul. Autograph Manuscript. N.d. [c. 1950-51], n.p. [Paris]. 1 page - small 4to. On his typical graph paper. One page from his famous play, Le Diable et Le Bon Dieu published in 1952 & staged in Paris in 1951. A fragment of the second act, Scene IV with part of the dialogue between Hilda & Goetz. A few corrections & certain variants from the published printed version. Rare.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Le Noble Jeu de L'oie en France, de 1640 à 1950 / La Vie Quotidienne a Paris de 1820 à 1824

      Librairie Grund Paris: Librairie Gründ, 1950. Quarto. 237pp., + 48 plates, nine of which are in color. One of 700 copies. This authoritative text and bibliography on the French &#147;Game of the Goose&#148; and its derivatives is illustrated throughout with images relating to the game, including many whimsical geese. The plates are printed across two-page spreads, showing examples of game boards. The &#147;Game of the Goose&#148; is a circular race game similar to &#147;Snakes and Ladders&#148; with its origins in sixteenth-century Italy. The game was very popular and quickly evolved from a gambling game played by adults in taverns to a form of family entertainment. Bound in paper-covered boards printed with the design of a game board, the edges and corners of which show some discoloration and wear; else fine, with some uncut pages.

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        OUT OF MY LATER YEARS. Signed

      New York: The Philosophical Library, 1950 Einstein, Albert [1879-1955]. OUT OF MY LATER YEARS. Signed. New York: New York. Philosophical Library [1950]. Very Good plus in a Near Fine Dustwrapper. First Edition. 8vo., pp 282. Publisher&#39;s Blue cloth with gilt signature stamped on front cover; gilt lettering on spine on a darker blue background. Beige/gray dustwrapper with red borders & red & black lettering. Frontispiece photo of Einstein [Photo by Lotte Jacobi]. Publisher&#39;s blue cloth printed black at the spine. Contents very bright. Neatly signed in medium blue fountain pen by Einstein at the top of the title page. This is the early reprint edition lacking only the hallmark & number 1 on the copyright page. Collects 60 essays, some of which are published for the first time & on a wide variety of topics: science, of course, but also many societal issues such as education, religion, race relations, war & peace, & the Jewish people. Custom red slipcase. $5500. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Chaire [Graece], seventy-one poems

      New York: Oxford University Press,, 1950. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver, and blind to upper board. Top and bottom edge of panel a little rubbed and faded. An excellent copy in the dust jacket faded to spine and fore-edge of panel. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Pearl Kazin, with the good wishes of, E. E. Cummings, June 11 1950". Pearl Kazin was an American journalist, and moved in the same New York literary circles as E. E. Cummings. At the time of this presentation, Kazin was having an affair with Dylan Thomas, though she later married the political and cultural writer Daniel Bell.

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        COLLECTION ROMBALDI

      Paris: Editions Rombaldi, [1950&#39;s]. Fine, quite beautifully produced. Each volume numbered from an unspecified limitation Five volumes from the collection. Each volume with five "Illustrations Originales En Couleurs" reproduced after the original editions. Uniformly bound in maroon crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and heart shaped designs in series of three. Original wrappers bound in & Titles: & Demaison. La Comedie des Animaux Qu&#39;on it Sauvages. Illus. by Paul Jouve.& Toulet. La Jeune Fille Verte. Illus. by Denyse de Bravura.& Montherlant. Encore Un Instant de Bonheur. Illus. by Marianne Clouzot.& Voltaire. Candide ou L&#39;Optimisme. Illus. by Maurice Van Moppes.& Mac Orlan. L&#39;Ancre de Misericorde. Illus. by Paul-Louis Guilbert.

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        Geschlechter-Reihen St. Laurentii-Föhr. 2 Bde. München/Wyk auf Föhr, Schmidberger/Bohl, um 1950. XXIV, 564 S., 1 Bl.; 1142 Spalten, 2 Bll. Mit einigen (farb.), teils ganzseit. Tafeln, Abb. u. Karten. 4°. OHldr.-Bde. mit RVerg. auf fünf Bünden.

      Mit der beigelegten Ergänzung 'Über die Entstehung der Wattströme Nordfrieslands' von Lorenz Braren aus dem Jahr 1951.- Vom Verfasser signiert, datiert '1951' und nummeriert '65'.

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        (Hamburg 1886 - 1970). Hallig. Öl auf Leinwand. Um 1950. Signiert. 60 x 80 cm. Gerahmt.

      Vorne ein Wasserlauf, in der Ferne die Hallig unter bewegtem, leuchtend grauem Himmel mit leichtem Rosa.- Prediger erhielt ein Stipendium durch Professor Lichtwark, Hamburger Kunsthalle. Danach absolvierte er Studienjahre in Paris (1907-12) an der Ecole des Beaux Arts und der Academie Suisse.-

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        Le Diable et Le Bon Dieu. Manuscript

      n.d. [c. 1950-51], n.p. [Paris]. SARTRE, Jean-Paul. Autograph Manuscript. N.d. [c. 1950-51], n.p. [Paris]. 1 page - small 4to. On his typical graph paper. One page from his famous play, Le Diable et Le Bon Dieu published in 1952 & staged in Paris in 1951. A fragment of the second act, Scene IV with part of the dialogue between Hilda & Goetz. A few corrections & certain variants from the published printed version. Rare.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Tapis tunisiens (4 volumes)

      Paris: Horizons de France. Very Good-; 8 x 11.5 (29 cm) three-tied cardboard Portfilios with . impression of title page on top board in Very Good condition. Minor . spotting. Splitting to hinges.. 1950-1957. Portfolio. Illustrated by 15 color plates 405 black and white; I. "Kairouan" et imitations. Nouvelle éd. revue et complétée, 1955 (original ed. 1937). 68, [3] p., A-C, CXXV collotypes (4 of them hand colored), 27 in-text figures - II. Tapis bédouins à haute laine. 1950. [3]-26, [1] p., LXX collotypes (4 of them hand colored), 7 in-text figures - III. Tissus décorés de Gafsa et imitations. 1953. 68, [3] p., LXVIII collotypes (3 of them hand-colored), 24 in-text figures - IV. Tissus ras décorés de Kairouan, du Sahel et du Sud tunisien. 1957. [3]-91, [2] p., CXXVIII, CXXVIII bis, CXXIX-CXLIX, CXLIX bis, CL-CLIV collotypes (4 of them hand colored), 50 in-text figures. At head of title, I-III: Protectorat français, Gouvernement tunisien, Direction de l&#39;instruction publique et des beaux-arts. IV: Royaume de Tunis, Gouvernement tunisien, Ministère de l&#39;économie nationale. All parts in cardboard portfolios with impression of title page on top board. [GWO 1912-1915, CSROT t2519, CRES 1198].; 12; [1098] pp. .

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        PEBBLE IN THE SKY

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1950. unbound signatures.. Some dust soiling to front and rear, a nearly fine copy. Rare.. (#135606). First edition. Gathered and folded signatures, with Doubleday & Company printed slip stapled to first leaf calling these F&Gs an "uncorrected proof," probably prepared as a review copy. The author&#39;s first science- fiction novel. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-15.

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        Pebble in the Sky

      Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1950. First edition of the author&#39;s first book. Inscribed on the title page to noted astronomer Fred Whipple and his wife: "Usually astronomer / and psychologist/ respectively/ but currenty: PARENTS/ Isaac / Asimov." The inscription is dated 25 February 1950, which is a little over a month after the book&#39;s publication date of 19 January. Asimov&#39;s first novel is a tale of time slip, where a man walking down a street in Chicago raises one foot in the twentieth century and lowers it in Galactic Era 827." An auspicious debut for one of the grand masters of science fiction. Slight outward crease to spine, else a near fine copy in a chipped and worn dust wrapper.

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        Pebble in the Sky (Signed First Edition)

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. A slight bump to the crown, with light foxing to the top page edges. Jacket is lightly chipped and rubbed, with a few small splashes and a two inch closed tear to the rear panel at the spine. The first of Asimov&#39;s many novels, scarce signed.

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        The Second World War. Includes: The Gathering Storm, Their Finest Hour, The Grand Alliance, Triumph and Tragedy, Closing the Ring, The Hinge of Fate

      London: The Reprint Society, 1950-56., 1950. All First Editions thus. 6 volumes; 8vo. Publisher&#39;s ivory cloth with burgundy title label and titles to spines, Churchill&#39;s signature stamped in burgundy to uppers. Rubbed to extremities, some light general age toning and spotting, a little dampstaining to bottom of cover; very good indeed. AN ASSOCIATION COPY with a delighful correspondence, presented to Churchill&#39;s housekeeper at Chartwell, Miss Jean Kennedy. SIGNED and dated by WSC to flyleaf of vol. I, with ownership signature of Miss Kennedy. Accompanied by an archive of Churchill material collected by the housekeeper including two full scrap-books containing numerous news-clippings and photos, a few with annotations by Mrs.Kennedy. Also included is a printed Christmas card from Winston and Clementine Churchill, and an original list of daily chores for the housekeeper, Initialled GH (Grace Hamblin; personal assistant to WSC); A typed letter signed by Miss Hamblin is addressed to a Mrs.Mitchell, concerning WSC&#39;s loyal cat. A later personal letter from Richard Langworth, Churchill&#39;s bibliographer and next owner of the books (and concerning the set), is addressed to Miss Hamblin (4th Aug.1983), and Miss Hamblin&#39;s warm reply takes the form of a handwritten greetings card, also included. The material is completed by a commemorative copy of &#39;The Lady&#39; magazine, various loose-clippings and photos, a colour-printed househol calendar for the year 1950, and a personal &#39;Winston Churchill&#39; branded Habana cigar, which was apparently given by Churchill to his employee as a souvenir. A most unusual selection of Winston Churchill materal.

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        Principia Mathematica; 3 Vols

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1950. Reprint. Hardcover. Near Fine. Three volumes. Reprints of the second edition. Cloth hardcovers in dust jackets, 674 + 742 + 491 pp., clean unmarked texts, all volumes about Near Fine in Very Good dust jackets, light discoloration to some pages of the texts and/or the page-edges, a bit of rubbing to the covers at the tips, dust jackets with some soil/discoloraiton, dust jackets with rubbing or wear at the tips and edges including chipping, creasing, and minor loss. All copies with dust jackets in archival dust jacket protectors. Uncommon set, especially in such nice shape.

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        ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES

      New York: Scribners. 1950. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket, tape marks to boards and paste downs, flaps pasted down at one time but now lifted. First issue dustwrapper with the spine lettering in yellow. Scribners A and seal. Not price clipped. .

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        across the river and into the Trees

      New York: Charles Scribner sons&#39;s and Son, 1950. Copyright date 19/51 edition first printing as stated on the copyright page with the [A] black cloth over boards with gold lettering and design on the front and on the spine no tears or bent pages nor any writing to use very small white spots on the bottom edge near the groove front interior pages are beginning to tan from age front and back covers dust jacket no bent flaps minor where along the edges a chip out of the head of the spine now protected by a clear cover not price clipped clean text tight binding a very collectible book.. first Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Across the River and Into the Trees

      New York: Charles Scribners, 1950. First edition, advance issue. Dark blue cloth with gilt stamping, one of 25 copies bound for presentation. Signed and inscribed by Hemingway three weeks prior to publication: "For Ben Meyer / from his friend / Ernest Hemingway. / Havana 21/8/50". With original letter and envelope, from Mary Hemingway to Ben Meyer, on Finca Vigia San Francisco de Paula Cuba stationery. Book is lightly bumped to lower corners, else an extremely bright and fine copy. Housed a custom folding leather and cloth case lettered and ruled in gilt. Ben Meyer was a journalist who traveled to Cuba to interview Hemingway about his latest novel, Across the River and Into the Trees. In the article, Meyer quotes Hemingway as being very pleased with his new work, and describes Hemingway&#146;s house (Finca Vigia, Lookout Farm) and his daily activities. Published first in the Kansas City Star on 10 September, 1950, Meyer&#146;s article celebrates the publication of Across the River, a book Hemingway himself stated "is about love and death, happiness and sorrow and the town of Venice. I really fired all the barrels on this one." Meyer stayed in contact with the Hemingways, as evidenced in the letter to him from Mary Hemingway, dated 1958, thanking him for photos he sent to her of her hometown, Bemidji, MN. Conversations with Ernest Hemingway, Bruccoli, 1986.. Inscribed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine.

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        Autograph Quotation / Broadside / Publicity Photograph

      American poet and Lincoln biographer. A stunning trio of items archivally matted and framed together. First, the scarce broadside "Ever Normal Turmoil," 10½" X 15", printed at San Francisco&#39;s famed Peregrine Press in October 1950 in an edition of 200 copies. Very good. Sandburg composed this meditation upon war and peace on July 9, 1944. Alongside this is an appropriate autograph item: a small, unsigned Autograph Quotation in pencil, reading in full: "The first world war came and its / cost was laid on the people. / The second world war -- what will / be its cost and will it repay the / people for what they pay?" Very good. Mild age toning. Next to this is the third item, a scarce large publicity portrait of Sandburg by Robert Buchbinder. Near fine. A tremendous trio, simply and tastefully presented.

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        The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's special command

      Pages: 1238 - [4], v-xix, [1], 1-1215, [1], 2 leaves Page Size: 12 by 16 inches Very Good/No Jacket - as issued. Limited Edition - one of 1000 copies. Bound in Leather with a gold stamped "IN APPRECIATION / BISHOP CHARLES CLAUDE SELECMAN / BY / MRS. WALTER WILLIAM FONDREN / FEBRUARY 1950" on the front cover. Gold stamped "THE / HOLY BIBLE" on upper spine and "OXFORD" on lower spine. A bump to one corner, two small cuts caused by the ribbions, closed tears on several pages at the bottom of the page. Please see images. Note that two images of the Title Page are presented. This is to give one an idea of how the lighting may affect the images. If you have any questions, please contact us. Records going back to 1967 show a minimum of 5 or 6 copies of the 2 volume set (limited to 200 copies) have been sold at auction but I have found only one record of a single volume set being offered (in 2002) and this was actually a 2 volume set put together into a single volume. This lack of the one volume set being available for purchase is probably because most of these single volume sets were in use and have been either been 'used up' or are still in use. In any case, it appears that obtaining a copy of the single volume, especially one in this condition, is much more difficult than obtaining a copy of the 2 volume set in the corresponding condition despite the disparity in the number of copies printed of each one. Charles Claude Selecman (1874-1958) was an American bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, elected in 1938. Prior to his election to the Episcopacy, he served as the third President (1923-38) of Southern Methodist University. Author of over 10 books including The Methodist Primer which was first published in 1944 and is still reccommended as an introduction to the Medthodist Faith today. From http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/ricewrc/00024/rice-00024.html "Born at Hazel, Kentucky, Ella Cochrum was in her mid teens when her father died, making it necessary for her to quit school to care for her sister and five brothers. She and Walter Fondren were married on Valentine's Day, 1904 in Corsicana, and soon thereafter moved to Houston, where a son and two daughters were born to them and where they lived for the remainder of their lives. ... The Fondren's interest in aiding worthy institutions led to the establishment of the Fondren Foundation in 1948 to manage the resources of an estate valued at over thirty-three million dollars at the time of Mr. Fondren's death. Prominent among the recipients of this generosity have been St. Paul's Methodist Church, Methodist Hospital, Methodist Homes for Older People and the YMCA, all in Houston and Southern Methodist University in Dallas." From the booklet An Account of the making of the Oxford Lectern Bible by Bruce Rogers, "...for the size of the leaf, I now learned for the first time, must not exceed the standard dimensions of the folio Bibles used on the brass lecterns of most English churches-and this size was 12 x 16 inches. ...So I proposed to Mr. Milford that he have fifty copies printed for me on larger paper, preferably a hand-made, to which he readily agreed; and eventually two hundred copies were printed on Batchelor's paper in this form, in addition to the printing of 1000 copies on the smaller paper made at the Wolvercote Mill." According to the insert which comes with the booklet, in talking about the additional 200 copies, "The type page is 9 by 13 inches, printed on a leaf 13 by 18 1/4 inches. A volume of this size being inconvient to handle except on a lectern, 200 copies intended for general distribution were divided into two volumes, duplicate title pages and suitable half-titles being supplied. ..." 

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        Principia Mathematica

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1950, 2nd edition Reprinted. () xlvi,674; xxxi,742; viii,491 pp.. Near fine. Tall octavo. Original gilt decorated blue cloth. A very attractive set which has seen very little use. Interesting Trinity College prize bookplate on the front paste down of each volume. A foundation of mathematics by Russell and Whitehead written in 1910, and derived from Giuseppe Peano&#39;s lecture on his new system of symbolic logic first presented at a Paris lecture in 1900. The second edition was published in 1925, and reprinted in 1935 and 1950; this is therefore the second reprint of the 1925 edition, and the fourth printing overall..

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        Agamemnon

      Oxford: at the Clarendon Press,, 1950. Edited with a Commentary by Eduard Fraenkel. 3 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jackets. Lightly rubbed at extremities, cloth faintly mottled, spotting to edges of text blocks and endpapers. An excellent set in the jackets that are just a little rubbed at creased along the edges with tanned spine panels. First edition, first impression. With the ownership inscriptions of Alan Treloar (1919&#150;2011), one of Australia&#39;s most distinguished linguists and classical scholars.

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        OUT OF MY LATER YEARS. Signed

      New York: The Philosophical Library, 1950 Einstein, Albert [1879-1955]. OUT OF MY LATER YEARS. Signed. New York: New York. Philosophical Library [1950]. Very Good plus in a Near Fine Dustwrapper. First Edition. 8vo., pp 282. Publisher&#39;s Blue cloth with gilt signature stamped on front cover; gilt lettering on spine on a darker blue background. Beige/gray dustwrapper with red borders & red & black lettering. Frontispiece photo of Einstein [Photo by Lotte Jacobi]. Publisher&#39;s blue cloth printed black at the spine. Contents very bright. Neatly signed in medium blue fountain pen by Einstein at the top of the title page. This is the early reprint edition lacking only the hallmark & number 1 on the copyright page. Collects 60 essays, some of which are published for the first time & on a wide variety of topics: science, of course, but also many societal issues such as education, religion, race relations, war & peace, & the Jewish people. Custom red slipcase. $5500. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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