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        Le noble jeu de l'oie en France, de 1640 à 1950?

      Librairie Grund 1950 Cm. 33, pp. 237 (7). Antiporta illustrata, molte figure incise nel testo e 48 tavole a doppia pagina fuori testo raffiguranti vari tipi di giochi dell'oca (di cui 9 a colori). Bella leg. editoriale in cart. rigido ill. a colori. Esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione, in stato di nuovo. Sontuosa monografia impressa in soli 700 esemplari numerati di cui 100 fuori commercio (ns. n. 112). Non comune e ricercato.

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        The Little King: original drawing of Soglow's famous cartoon monarch, pencil on board, inscribed "With best wishes to Herman W. Kapp / O. Sloglow"

      n.p n.d. ca. 1950 n.p, n.d. (ca. 1950). Image 18 x 14-3/4 inches, matted and framed to 22-3/4 x 18-3/4 inches overall. . Fine . Drawn with a deceptive simplicity, Otto Sloglow's Little King remains one of the most memorable of American cartoon characters. Appearing for decades in The New Yorker, and other publications, his uncaptioned adventures were the quintessence of gentle humor and engaging charm. This large, formal rendering of the diminutive ruler was presented to the late well-known American book collector Herman Kapp, a New Jersey attorney and longtime member of the Grolier Club

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        PINOCULUS - LIBER QUI INSCRIBITUR LE AVVENTURE DI PINOCCHIO IN LATINUM SERMONEM CONVERSUS AB HENRICO MAFFACCINI

      Marzocco 1950 Firenze, Casa Editrice Marzocco, PRIMA EDIZIONE, 3 novembre 1950; br. ed. ill., titolo al piatto e al dorso, in 8°, cm 15,7 x 21,3; pp. 177 + (3). Prefazione di Giovanni Battista Pighi. In appendice: dizionario particolare del Pinoculus con 102 voci. Conservata all'interno del volume una cartolina postale della casa editrice in data 18/11/1950, inviata al destinatario (un insegnate) con preghiera di far conoscere "quali risultati esso dà in classe, considerando la natura particolare del libro". Ottime condizioni.

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        Veduta del lago con pescatore (Lago di Como o Lugano).

      Olio si tela di cm 50x60. Firmato in basso a destra. 894 - 23 marzo. Nasce ad Innsbruck. Subito dopo, in seguito ai moti anti-italiani, la famiglia Baldessari lascia Innsbruck. A Rovereto il padre acquista il ?Caffè Accademia?, che diventa in breve centro d?italianità e d?irredentismo.\r1904/1908 - Negli anni dell?adolescenza roveretana, terminate le elementari, s?ingegna a disegnare nel caffè paterno i profili degli avventori senza cedere ad un innato senso del comico e del caricaturale. Il professore di disegno Luigi Comel vede i disegni e, dopo avergli impartito lezioni di disegno e pittura, convince il padre a mandare Roberto a Venezia.\r1908 - S?iscrive all?Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. Ha come maestri Guglielmo Ciardi, per la pittura, ed Emanuele Brugnoli, per I?incisione.\r1908/1914 - Nei sette anni veneziani conosce e frequenta, tra gli altri, i conterranei Umberto Moggioli e Tullio Garbari, nonché Gino Rossi, Arturo Martini, Ugo Valeri e il critico Nino Barbantini, ?che faceva da papà a tutti?.\r1914 - Si diploma. Vince il ?Premio Scala? dell?Accademia, per il paesaggio. Adesione al Futurismo e primi quadri sperimentali studiando i ?maestri?: Carrà e Boccioni soprattutto.\r1915 - Trasferimento con la famiglia a Firenze, ove è allievo della Scuola d?Arte di S. Croce. Morte del padre. Caffè delle ?Giubbe Rosse? e primi contatti con i futuristi fiorentini.\r1916 - Attività con i futuristi del gruppo toscano: Primo Conti, Achille Lega, Emilio Notte, Ottone Rosai, ecc. Il suo stile futurista, dopo aver sperimentato i maestri e occhieggiato al cubismo, comincia a delinearsi. Prime incisioni futuriste. Viaggio a Milano e contatti con Marinetti ed i futuristi lombardi.\r1917 - Breve soggiorno a Lugo di Romagna. Amicizia con Balilla Pratella. Partecipa con Nino Pasi e Achille Lega all?Esposizione d?Arte di Lugo alla quale espone i suoi quadri futuristi. Collaborazione a ?L?Italia Futurista?.\r1917 - 31 dicembre. Nel numero 36 (anno II) di ?L?Italia Futurista? Baldessari compare con i componenti del ?Gruppo pittorico futurista fiorentino?.\r1918/1919 - Lavoro assiduo a contatto col clima futurista. Collaborazione a ?Roma Futurista?. Nel 1918 secondo viaggio a Milano ove nasce il quadro ?Galleria + Bandiere? e partecipazione ad una collettiva al Palazzo della Permanente. A Roma è in contatto con Depero, Balla, ecc. Rivede per I?ultima volta Moggioli, già febbricitante per la ?spagnola?. Anch?egli è ricoverato all?ospedale di S. Spirito.\r1919 - A Milano per I?allestimento della ?Prima Esposizione Futurista? di Palazzo Cova, nell?ambito della quale partecipa con 14 dipinti. La mostra poi si trasferirà a Genova.\r1920 - Soggiorno a Padova. Mostra personale futurista alla ?Triveneta?. Iniziano i primi viaggi nei paesi del Baltico e del Mare del Nord. Amicizia con Herwarth Walden. Negli anni successivi sono i contatti con Liebermann e Archipenko, Justus Bier, Kurt Schwitters, Vordemberge-Gildevart.\r1921 - Partecipa alla Mostra futurista di Parigi.\r1923/1925 - Soggiorni in Francia ed in Spagna. Per distinguersi dall?architetto Luciano Baldessari, a quel tempo valente acquerellista, si firma da questo momento come ?Iras-Baldessari?. Tra il 1923/1924 porta la sua pittura ad esperienze di sintesi cosmica e, grazie alla frequentazione di Vordemberge-Gildevart (del gruppo ?Astratti di Hannover?) anche a composizioni astratte. Compone sculture in filo di ferro (?metalloplastiche?). Con il 1924 inizia a dipingere anche quadri figurativi ed avvia una serie di acqueforti sui temi dei caffè parigini e della corrida. Moltissimi disegni ?di viaggio? in album e taccuini.\r1925 - Ritorno in Italia e definitivo schieramento sul fronte figurativo.\r1926 - Personale alla Casa d?Arte A.G. Bragaglia, Roma. Inizia la serie delle ?Puntesecche romane?.\r1926/1930 - Soggiorno romano intervallato da viaggi e soste in Svizzera, Belgio, Olanda e Germania. Continua la serie delle puntesecche. Nel 1926 esce la cartella delle ?Litografie Romane?, di soggetto analogo alle puntesecche. Nel 1927 pubblica i ?Disegni Romani?.\r1930/1935 - Vive a Iungo all?estero, in Svizzera, Germania e Francia. Inizia la serie di puntesecche su questi paesi. Dipinge ritratti, paesaggi, scene di caffè. Affreschi a Berlino, Amburgo. Schwerin e Brema. Mostre, soprattutto di incisione, a Zurigo, Parigi, Amburgo, L?Aja, ecc. Mantiene qualche contatto con i vecchi amici futuristi esponendo a qualche mostra quadri degli anni precedenti: Amburgo e Berlino (1934), Biennale di Venezia, sezione futurista (1934).\r1934 - Ad Amburgo, alla ?Mostra di Aeropittura ltaliana? presenta due opere del 1923/24: ?Alta velocità?, e ?Spirale tricolore su Roma?.\r1936/1940 - Nel 1936 rientra in Italia, non senza alternare fino al 1940 altri soggiorni all?estero. Iniziano cicli di incisioni? a soggetto?: Roma imperiale, Bolzano Nuova, Urbisaglia, e la serie di ?Puntesecche trentine?. Continua l?attività di affreschista a Cortona, Senigallia, Tirrenia, alla ?Mostra d?Oltremare? a Napoli (1939), alle Scuole Centrali Antincendio di Roma-Capannelle.\r1940 - Porta definitivamente la sua residenza a Rovereto.\r1941 - Raccoglie in volume i disegni di Varese.\r1947 - Riprende i viaggi in Svizzera, Francia e Germania. Da quest?anno s?infittiscono le partecipazioni a collettive in Italia. Aderisce al gruppo del ?Cavallo Azzurro?.\r1950 - Partecipa su invito con tre opere alla mostra ?Futurismus und Metaphysik? di Zurigo. Da quest?anno prende parte a quasi tutte le manifestazioni dell?Associazione Incisori Veneti.\r1957 - Esce la piccola monografia di Rinaldo Corti sul suo periodo futurista più maturo (1916-1924). Se ne avvia così la sua rivalutazione.\r1961 - Inizia la serie di mostre, collettive e personali, di opere (dipinti, disegni, incisioni) del periodo futurista.\r1962 - Esce la prima monografia critica di Riccardo Maroni, con note autobiografiche dell?artista: ?Roberto Iras Baldessari. Pittore e Incisore?, nella quale si affronta il complessivo della sua attività: futurismo, figurazione, incisione. Grande personale con opere futuriste e catalogo illustrato a colori alla Galleria Toninelli di Milano.Inoltre Baldessari viene incluso con nove riproduzioni di sue opere negli ?Archivi del Futurismo?, a cura di M. Drudi Gambillo e T. Fiori.\r1963/65 - Si susseguono le mostre sul periodo futurista.\r1965 - Il 22 giugno, alle ore 7 antimeridiane, muore per collasso cardiaco nella clinica Sanatrix di Roma, già minato da qualche tempo da una grave malattia.\rNotizie tratte da http://www.baldessari-iras.it. Si vende in cornice.

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        [ Lot de 131 volumes publiés par les "Editions Sociales", éditeur du Parti Communiste Français ] Georges Politzer : Ecrits I et II - Georges Cogniot : Présence de Lénine I et II - Jean Ellenstein : Histoire de l'URSS en 4 tomes - Traité Marxiste d'économie politique. Le capitalisme monopoliste d'Etat en 2 Tomes - Jules Guesde : Textes choisis - Rousseau : Du Contrat Social - Jaurès : Textes choisis I - Saint Just : Discours et Rapports - Babeuf : Textes choisis - D'Holbach : Textes choisis I - Voltaire : Essai sur les Moeurs et l'Esprit des Nations - Marat : Textes choisis - Morelly : Code de la Nature - Diderot : Textes choisis II - La Boétie : Oeuvres politiques - Henri Heine : Pages choisies - Rousseau : De l'inégalité parmi les hommes - Descartes : Discours de la Méthode - Darwin : Textes choisis - Jean Mérot : Dimitrov, un révolutionnaire de notre temps - Coubard : La guerre des 6 jours - Goldring : La Grande-Bretagne en crise - Arnault : Les ouvriers américains - Fuchs : La coopération : aide ou néo-colonialisme ? - Poncet : La Tunisie à la recherche de son avenir - Collectif : Chili : trois ans d'unité populaire - Cunhal : Portugal : l'aube de la liberté - Suret-Canale et Mouchel : La faim dans le monde - Acte final d'Helsinki - Arnault : La démocratie à Sacramento - Napolitano : La politique du parti communiste italien - Denis : liberté d'opinion... verboten - Goldring : Survivre à New York - Rony : La lente rupture - Billoux : Quand nous étions ministres - La France de 1934 à 1939 - La France de 1939 à 1945 - Rocchi : La télévision malade du pouvoir - Fajon : L'union est un combat - Collectif par Sègre : Les entreprises publiques - Redjah et Rodrigue : La fiscalité giscardienne - Paganelli et Jacquin : Peugeot - Spire et Viala : La bataille du livre - Vincent : Femme : quelle libération ? - CGT : Chomâge : la jeunesse accuse - Collectif : Le Sport en questions - Les causes de l'absentéisme féminin - Ansart : De l'usine à l'assemblée nationale - Prendre soin de la santé - Marrane : L'armée de la France démocratique - Quin : Classes sociales et union du peuple de France - Segré : Ecole, formation, contradictions - La Marche de la France au socialisme - Waldeck-Rochet : Le marxisme et les chemin de l'avenir - Cogniot : La Révolution d'Octobre et la France - Sakka : Vietnam, guerre chimique et biologique - Echec à l'agresseur américain Vietnam 1967 - Ellenstein : La Révolution des Révolutions - Arnault : Le "socialisme" suédois - Vieuguet : Français et immigrés - Chatain et Gaudon : Petites et moyennes entreprises - Ascher et Giard : Demain la ville ? - Angela Davis parle - Femmes : l'âge politique - Les femmes salariées - Gani : Syndicats et travailleurs immigrés - Les communistes et le Sport - Couland : Israël et le Proche-Orient arabe - Salini : Le mythe réformateur - Belloin : Culture, personnalité et sociétés - Collectif : Les intellectuels et les luttes de classes - Prévost : Les étudiants et le gauchisme - Metzger : Pour la science - Collectif : Les communistes et l'état - Duclos : Anarchistes d'hier et d'aujourd'hui - Figuères : le trotskisme cet antiléninisme - Cogniot : Kalr Marx notre contemporain - Programme commun de gouvernement - Denis et Kanapa : Pour ou contre l'Europe ? - Quiniou : Marxisme et informatique - Quin et Herzog : Ce que coûte le capitalisme à la France - Pineau : Les OS - Cogniot & Joannès : Maurice Thorez, l'homme, le militant - Mayer : Vers le désarmement - La marche de la France au socialisme - Guérin : Qu'est-ce que la CIA ? - Barjonet : Qu'est-ce que la paupérisation ? - Les principes de la politique du parti communiste français 2 - Cardoze & Le Lagadec : 49 % : naissance d'une majorité - Problèmes de la révolution socialiste en France - Chrétiens et communistes - La condition de la femme - Di Crescenzo : Crise de l'énergie ou crise politique ? - Collectif : Chili de l'Unité populaire - Krasucki : Syndicats et lutte de classes - Krasucki : Syndicats et socialisme - Waldeck-Rochet : Qu'est-ce que la philosophie marxiste - Waldeck-Rochet : Qu'est-ce qu'un révolutionnaire dans la France de notre temps ? - Marchais : Qu'est-ce que le parti communiste français ? - Marchais :La politique du parti communiste français - Kahn : Pour comprendre les crises monétaires - Cogniot : L'Internationale communiste - Salvat : L'Intelligence. Mythes et réalités - Muldworf : Sexualité et féminité - Claude : Le pouvoir et l'argent - Biolat : Marxisme et environnement - Kahn : La participation - Dupuis : Nationaliser - Clavaud & Marchais : Les communistes et les paysans - Salini : Mai des prolétaires - Programme pour un gouvernement démocratique d'Union populaire - XXie congrès : Le Part communiste propose - Collectif : Les marxistes et l'évolution du monde catholique - Duclos : Gaullisme, technocratie corporatisme - Programme commun de gouvernement actualisé - Besse, Milhau et Simon, Lénine, la philosophie et la culture - Santiago Carrillo : Après Franco... quoi ? - Lénine : Textes philosophiques - Lénine : Marx-Engels-Marxisme - Besse : Pratique sociale et théorie - Marx & Engels : Etudes philosophiques - Marx & Engels : La question du logement - Marx & Engels : L'idéologie allemande - Marx & Engels : Lettres à Kugelmann

      Editions SocialesListe complète des titres sur demande, Impressionnant ensemble de 131 volumes (dont certains peu courant) au format poche publiés par les Editions Sociales, organe du PCF, dans la seconde partie du XXe siècle. Bon ensemble. Prix du lot des 131 vol. in-16 br., Editions Sociales, de 1950 à 1985 : contient : Georges Politzer : Ecrits I et II - Georges Cogniot : Présence de Lénine I et II - Jean Ellenstein : Histoire de l'URSS en 4 tomes - Traité Marxiste d'économie politique. Le capitalisme monopoliste d'Etat en 2 Tomes - Jules Guesde : Textes choisis - Rousseau : Du Contrat Social - Jaurès : Textes choisis I - Saint Just : Discours et Rapports - Babeuf : Textes choisis - D'Holbach : Textes choisis I - Voltaire : Essai sur les Moeurs et l'Esprit des Nations - Marat : Textes choisis - Morelly : Code de la Nature - Diderot : Textes choisis II - La Boétie : Oeuvres politiques - Henri Heine : Pages choisies - Rousseau : De l'inégalité parmi les hommes - Descartes : Discours de la Méthode - Darwin : Textes choisis - Jean Mérot : Dimitrov, un révolutionnaire de notre temps - Coubard : La guerre des 6 jours - Goldring : La Grande-Bretagne en crise - Arnault : Les ouvriers américains - Fuchs : La coopération : aide ou néo-colonialisme ? - Poncet : La Tunisie à la recherche de son avenir - Collectif : Chili : trois ans d'unité populaire - Cunhal : Portugal : l'aube de la liberté - Suret-Canale et Mouchel : La faim dans le monde - Acte final d'Helsinki - Arnault : La démocratie à Sacramento - Napolitano : La politique du parti communiste italien - Denis : liberté d'opinion... verboten - Goldring : Survivre à New York - Rony : La lente rupture - Billoux : Quand nous étions ministres - La France de 1934 à 1939 - La France de 1939 à 1945 - Rocchi : La télévision malade du pouvoir - Fajon : L'union est un combat - Collectif par Sègre : Les entreprises publiques - Redjah et Rodrigue : La fiscalité giscardienne - Paganelli et Jacquin : Peugeot - Spire et Viala : La bataille du livre - Vincent : Femme : quelle libération ? - CGT : Chômage : la jeunesse accuse - Collectif : Le Sport en questions - Les causes de l'absentéisme féminin - Ansart : De l'usine à l'assemblée nationale - Prendre soin de la santé - Marrane : L'armée de la France démocratique - Quin : Classes sociales et union du peuple de France - Segré : Ecole, formation, contradictions - La Marche de la France au socialisme - Waldeck-Rochet : Le marxisme et les chemin de l'avenir - Cogniot : La Révolution d'Octobre et la France - Sakka : Vietnam, guerre chimique et biologique - Echec à l'agresseur américain Vietnam 1967 - Ellenstein : La Révolution des Révolutions - Arnault : Le "socialisme" suédois - Vieuguet : Français et immigrés - Chatain et Gaudon : Petites et moyennes entreprises - Ascher et Giard : Demain la ville ? - Angela Davis parle - Femmes : l'âge politique - Les femmes salariées - Gani : Syndicats et travailleurs immigrés - Les communistes et le Sport - Couland : Israël et le Proche-Orient arabe - Salini : Le mythe réformateur - Belloin : Culture, personnalité et sociétés - Collectif : Les intellectuels et les luttes de classes - Prévost : Les étudiants et le gauchisme - Metzger : Pour la science - Collectif : Les communistes et l'état - Duclos : Anarchistes d'hier et d'aujourd'hui - Figuères : le trotskisme cet antiléninisme - Cogniot : Kalr Marx notre contemporain - Programme commun de gouvernement - Denis et Kanapa : Pour ou contre l'Europe ? - Quiniou : Marxisme et informatique - Quin et Herzog : Ce que coûte le capitalisme à la France - Pineau : Les OS - Cogniot & Joannès : Maurice Thorez, l'homme, le militant - Mayer : Vers le désarmement - La marche de la France au socialisme - Guérin : Qu'est-ce que la CIA ? - Barjonet : Qu'est-ce que la paupérisation ? - Les principes de la politique du parti communiste français 2 - Cardoze & Le Lagadec : 49 % : naissance d'une majorité - Problèmes de la révolution socialiste en France - Chrétiens et communistes - La condition de la femme - Di Crescenzo : Crise de l'énergie ou crise politique ? - Collectif : Chili de l'Unité populaire - Krasucki : Syndicats et lutte de classes - Krasucki : Syndicats et socialisme - Waldeck-Rochet : Qu'est-ce que la philosophie marxiste - Waldeck-Rochet : Qu'est-ce qu'un révolutionnaire dans la France de notre temps ? - Marchais : Qu'est-ce que le parti communiste français ? - Marchais :La politique du parti communiste français - Kahn : Pour comprendre les crises monétaires - Cogniot : L'Internationale communiste - Salvat : L'Intelligence. Mythes et réalités - Muldworf : Sexualité et féminité - Claude : Le pouvoir et l'argent - Biolat : Marxisme et environnement - Kahn : La participation - Dupuis : Nationaliser - Clavaud & Marchais : Les communistes et les paysans - Salini : Mai des prolétaires - Programme pour un gouvernement démocratique d'Union populaire - XXie congrès : Le Part communiste propose - Collectif : Les marxistes et l'évolution du monde catholique - Duclos : Gaullisme, technocratie corporatisme - Programme commun de gouvernement actualisé - Besse, Milhau et Simon, Lénine, la philosophie et la culture - Santiago Carrillo : Après Franco... quoi ? - Lénine : Textes philosophiques - Lénine : Marx-Engels-Marxisme - Besse : Pratique sociale et théorie - Marx & Engels : Etudes philosophiques - Marx & Engels : La question du logement - Marx & Engels : L'idéologie allemande - Marx & Engels : Lettres à Kugelmann Bon ensemble. Prix du lot Français

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        Unique collection of signed photographs of the 25 Japanese prisoners at Sugamo Prison charged with war crimes, awaiting trial ñ includes Tojo and the six others who were hanged ñ also the two Japanese signers of the Instrument of Surrender aboard the ìMissouriî

      Lieutenant Colonel Lee Paul Vincent (1917-1996) served as Prison Security Officer at Sugamo Prison, Tokyo, from 1946-1949. He was the liaison officer between the State Department and the Japanese government at the time the prison was returned to Japanese control in 1952. These photographs are from his collection. Collection of 25 signed black & white photographs, each 4î x 3î, each signed in black ink in English, with military rank or government post. A few have minor flaws.The photos have been laminated onto one 22î x 28î sheet, with short biographies of most of them typed in the upper portion. The upper left of Mutoís photo was torn off not affecting image or signature. Oshimaís photo is creased along the top, passing through signature. Shiratoriís photo is creased at the upper left. In all, 28 prisoners were charged with war crimes. All but Shumei Okawa, Yosuki Matsuoka, and Osami Nagano have signed a photograph here offered. Okawa, a political philosopher, was prosecuted but started behaving erratically during the trail. Charges were dropped and he was transferred to a U.S. Army hospital in Japan where he was found to be mentally unstable. Ex-Foreign Minister Matsuoka died on June 26, 1946, before the end of his trial and Admiral Nagano died on January 7, 1947, awaiting trial. Signed on their individual photograph perpendicularly (top row, left to right): ìEx-Premier General / Hideki Tojoî (hanged 1948), ìGeneral Seishiro Itagakiî (hanged 1948), ìGeneral / Kenji Doiharaî (hanged 1948), ìK. Hirota / Ex Premierî (hanged 1948), ìHeitaro Kimura / Generalî (hanged 1948), (2nd row) ìGeneral / Iwane Matsuiî (hanged 1948), ìGeneral / Yoshijiro Umezuî (life; died in prison 1949), ìNaoki Hoshino / Ex Minister of Stateî (life; paroled 1958), ìAdmiral / Shigetaro Shimadayî (life; paroled 1955), ìLt. General / Akira Mutoî (hanged 1948), (3rd row) ìEx-Foreign Minister / Shigenori Togoî (20 years, died in prison 1950), ìHiroshi Oshima / Ex-Ambassadorî (life; paroled 1955), ìEx-Minister of State / Teiichi Suzukiî (life; paroled 1955), ìKoichi Kido / Ex-Lord Keeper / of the Privy Sealî (life; paroled 1953), ìLt. Gen. / Kenryo Satoî (life; paroled 1956), (4th row) ìEx-Finance Minister / Okinori Kayaî (20 years; paroled 1955), ìEx-Colonel / Kingoro Hashimotoî (life; paroled 1955), ìGeneral / Jiro Minami / [also signed in Japanese]î (life; paroled 1954), ìGeneral / Sadao Arakiî (life; paroled 1955), ìGeneral / ìKuniaki Koisoî (life; died in prison 1950), (bottom row) ìMamoru Shigemitsu / ex Foreign Minister of / Japanî (sentenced to seven years; paroled 1950), T. Shiratori / Ex-Ambassadorî (sentenced to life; died in prison 1949), ìShunroku Hata / Generalî (life; paroled 1955), ìKichiro Hiranuma / ex-President of Privy / Council (life; paroled 1952), and ìVice Admiral / Takazumi / Okaî (life; paroled 1954). Shigemitsu and Umezu signed the Instrument of Surrender aboard the U.S.S. ìMissouriî on September 2, 1945, ìBy Command and on behalf of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese Governmentî and ìBy Command and on behalf of the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters,î respectively

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        THE FAMILY MOSKAT

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1950 Singer, Isaac Bashevis. THE FAMILY MOSKAT. Transladed by A.H. Gross. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. First Edition. 8vo. 611, [3] pp. Quarter crimson & black cloth stamped gilt and black to the spine. A fine copy in a near fine bright first issue dustwrapper showing one narrow chip at the spine crown & light wear at the heel - a very nice example. Acknowledgements with dedication to Singer's late brother I. J. Singer - 4pp. of family trees are featured in the text. The first of Singer's books to be translated into English, originally serialized in Yiddish in the 'Jewish Daily Forward'. Recently, the epic story of 'The Family Moskat' has received belated & deserved rave reviews: 'A masterpiece, a triumph of realism', wrote Frederick Raphael in the Sunday Times. An extremely good copy.. 1st Edition.

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        ABC Feder und Stichel. Alphabete und Schriftblätter in Zeitgemässer Darstellung. Geschrieben von Hermann Zapf. In Metall geschnitten von August Rosenberger.

      Schriftgiesserei D. Stempel AG, Frankfurt am Main, 1950. (4), 25 plates, 9 pages. Oblong 4to (24 x 32 cm). Red cloth spine titled in gilt, blind stamped card boards, slightly soiled. Cracked at head of spine (c. 10 mm). Corners slightly bumped. Book plate (Lars Laurentii). Dedication: "K. E. Forsberg in Verehrung gewidmet von Hermann Zapf. Stockholm 2. 6. 1952". Designed 1939-41. With 25 plates. Privately printed by D. Stempel AG typefoundry in 500 numbered copies on Fabriano paper, this is No. 377. Feder und Stichel (Pen and Graver) is a magnificent piece of work especially with this nice provenance: Zapf - Karl Erik Forsberg - Lars Laurentii. (Hermann Zapf and his Design Philosophy p. 113)

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        What Makes Sammy Run? AND The Disenchanted; Two books inscribed by Budd Schulberg

      Random House New York: Random House. 2002 / 1950. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. 2 SIGNED books. _What Makes Sammy Run?_ is a later printing (2002), Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine dust jacket, inscribed by the author to Matt Bruccoli, a close friend, in 2005, with two letters from Schulberg loosely laid in--the first expressing consternation over Bruccoli's illness, and the second expressing in the most grievous terms condolences to Bruccoli's widow. _The Disenchanted_ is a first printing in Fair condition with extensive mottling to the cloth and no dust jacket, but a great inscription to Bernice [Baumgartner], a prominent literary agent and James Gould Cozzens' wife: "Dear Bernice, just before the reviewers move in and thoughtlessly take over, I must tell you how much I have appreciated your always being there with friendship and good, tough comforting counsel. With enduring affection, Budd, October 28, 1950." From Matthew Bruccoli's collection.

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        THE LEAVES OF THE TREE. Signed

      Mount Vernon, Iowa:: Cornell College, (1950)., 1950 Sarton, May. THE LEAVES OF THE TREE. Signed. Mount Vernon, Iowa: Cornell College, (1950). First Edition of this early book of poetry,, Limited to 300 Copies, this copy Inscribed by May Sarton in her characteristic small handwriting, on the front free endpaper. "For Margot - saving grace of... / With love from May / ...(illegible)/ 52". Additionally with two wonderful and revealing typed letters Signed by May Sarton in her self-addressed mailing envelopes to Margot Jacoby. 8vo. 39pp. Bright and fresh, some sunning and use, in the publisher's blue wrappers, printed in black. Number 22 in the Cornell College chapbook series. Very Uncommon.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Strike Through the Mask! New Lyrical Poems

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1950. First. First edition. Faint tidemark at the bottom of the pages, a good only copy in good plus dustwrapper with several modest chips and tears. Inscribed by Viereck (who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry the year before for his book Terror and Decorum) to fellow Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks (who won in 1950 for Annie Allen): "To Gwendolyn Brooks with gratitude and admiration for her art. Peter Viereck." While by no means a "condition copy," a very notable association. .

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        The Dog and the Crocodile"

      Print Club of Cleveland Print Club of Cleveland, 1950. Woodcut measuring 21 by 14 1/2 inches. One of 250 copies, signed and dated by Antonio Frasconi, an artist born in Uruguay and known for his distinctive woodcuts and numerous illustrated books for children. In this depiction of Aesop’s fable, a hungry, curvaceous crocodile tempts a dog to linger by the Nile. Included as number five of Frasconi’s 1950 portfolio of fifteen woodcuts, Some Well Known Fables. Nine of these illustrations were later used in the book Known Fables, published by the Spiral Press. Printed and “spoon-rubbed” by the artist himself. Fine in a mat, with the original label from the Print Club of Cleveland and an offprint from their catalog.

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        Side Street [Fabulous Association copy SIGNED by the Benchley family, and by Gwen Steinbeck and by the Steinbecks' only children, sons Thomas and John]

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/near fine. A Very Good to Very Good + copy (light toning at board and spine extremities, light rubbing to spine ends), in a Near Fine dust jacket (light wear, spine a touch toned, rather small chip to corner of front panel where it meets the top of the spine panel and a short closed tear at upper end of fold from front panel to flap, small pencil note to upper corner of rear flap), SIGNED BY NATHANIEL BENCHLEY, his wife, MARJORIE BENCHLEY, his elder son PETER BENCHLEY (who wrote "Jaws"), his younger son, writer and actor NATHANIEL ("NAT") BENCHLEY, GWEN STEINBECK (who had just divorced JOHN STEINBECK, who himself then relocated to 68th, and then to 72nd, Street), and by JOHN STEINBECK IV and TOM STEINBECK (the sons of John Steinbeck and Gwen Steinbeck, and John Steinbeck's only children). The book also is signed by Peter Stack, who we speculate to be Peter Benchley's childhood chum. The inscription reads: "For Aaron Schwartz: / Who, as Pete says, sells / everything you need except / clothes and liquor. / Rspftly / Nathaniel Benchley / Marjorie Benchley / Pete Benchley / NAT / Peter Stack". In a separate column, adjacent to these signatures, the inscription is signed: "Gwen Steinbeck / TOM / JOHN" and underneath the signatures, one finds the date "12 May 1950" in Nathaniel Benchley's hand. (NB: All of the boys would have been rather young at the time of their signing, as befits the signatures they made. Thom Steinbeck signed the book "Tom", adopting the variation "Thom" later in life, a change of which is father did not approve and refused to follow. Nathaniel Benchley signed many of his correspondences with his own abbreviation for "Respectfully", here writing "Rspftly" while likely intending his more common "Rspctfly".) The endpaper illustrations are by the author. John Steinbeck (the great author) and Nathaniel Benchley were best friends. The families met after Nathaniel Benchley returned from WW II (and when Gwen Steinbeck was pregnant with John Steinbeck IV and Marjorie Benchley was pregnant with Nat Benchley). John Steinbeck owned the two identical houses on 78th Street (which remain there still) and, having become fast friends with Nathaniel Benchley, Steinbeck rented one the houses to the Benchleys at a reduced rate, with the Steinbecks residing next door in the other house. The families resided in these two homes (at 175 and 178 East 78th Street) when "Side Street" was written. As "Side Street" is about two families living next to one another in Manhattan and sharing a back yard (as the Steinbecks and Benchleys then did), the families were clearly the inspiration for the novel. In the novel, the John and Gwen Steinbeck are represented by Jim and Kay Allen, and Nathaniel and Marjorie Benchley are represented by Charles and Virginia Belden. The boys from both the Steinbeck and the Benchley families attended Allen-Stevenson preparatory school at the corner of 78th and Lexington, and we believe that signer Peter Stack was one of the students there as well. He must have been present when the book was signed and thus invited to join in. The inscribee, AARON SCHWARTZ, belonged to the family who founded and ran Rappaport's Toy Bazaar at 1381 Third Avenue, around the corner from the Steinbeck and Benchley family residences, and whose polka-dotted wrapping paper was memorialized by modernist Stuart Davis in his oil "Rapt at Rappaport's". (FAO Schwarz once was known as Schwarz Toy Bazaar, so perhaps there is a connection between the two families operating the two Toy Stores. Many considered Rappaport's to be the better Toy Store.) An absolutely fabulous ASSOCIATION INSCRIPTION FROM THE TWO FAMILIES THAT INSPIRED THE BOOK, inscribed to a member of the family who owned the local Toy Store -- where all of the signing boys would hang out, and SIGNED BY THE BENCHLEY FAMILY AND BY THE STEINBECK FAMILY, then still resident in the subject houses. & &

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        Dessins. [Second Edition]. NEAR FINE COPY IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS

      Routledge & Kegan Paul, [1950]Roy. 4to., Second Edition, with 130 pages of plates; original printed wrappers, uncut, a near fine copy. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION.

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        Musterbuch Japan. 20.Jahrhundert. [Nachschlagewerk nach dem Hiroha-Alphabet geordnet, mit japanischen Familienwappen und Mustern.]

      213 S. Blockbuchbindung. Titelschildchen. 18,5 x 26 cm. U.a. Genjimon in Sumizurie-Optik

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        THEMES AND VARIATIONS. Family Copy

      London: Chatto And Windus, 1950 First Edition. 8vo., 260pp. A near fine copy in the publisher's red cloth covered boards in dustwrapper showing light use. Plates; over 2pp. of notes by Julian Huxley on rear endpapers, and the usual stamped signature, Inscribed "For Julian & Juliette with all my love Aldous 1950". The two brothers were very close, yet this was the only Aldous presentation in Julian's library with one partial exception. It need not be said that this is an extremely interesting and exciting book, of great fascination to Huxley admirers and collectors. Custom red leather clamshell case in fine condition.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Document Signed, 9 pp, 4to, August 28, 1950, New York City

      The document is an agreement signed by both, between Paramount Pictures and Ferenc Molnár, parties of the first; Preston Sturges, Harry Rigby and Hugh Martin, parties of the second. â??Ferenc Molnarâ?¦is the author of a well- known play entitled â??The Good Fairy.â?? PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION has succeeded to certain stage-producing rights concerning said Play. The Adaptors wish to make a Musical Play from said Play, and the Manager desires to obtain the sole and exclusive license to produce and present said Musical Play throughout the world.â? Signed by Preston Sturges, and Ferenc Molnár. Also signed by Harry Rigby (producer), Hugh Martin (music & lyrics) and other studio parties. Also initialed by Sturges and Molnár in numerous places for royalties, amendments, etc.

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        [Det blå rum].

      Randers 1950. Illustreret af kunstneren. Dette eksemplar er nr. 24 af 25 nummererede, signerede og håndmalede eksemplarer. Samlet oplag 200 nummererede ekspl. Indlagt i den originale kassette.. Sven Dalsgård (1914-1999) var en af moderne dansk kunsts mest eksperimenterende kunstnere og hans produktion omfatter maleri, digte, skulpturer o.a

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        Archives Economiques, Culturelles et Sociales du Congo Belge : Economisch Cultureel en Sociaal Archief van Belgisch Congo.

      Bruxelles n.d. c.1950 - 1955. Five Volumes. 39 by 29 pp. illustrated, maps, no pagination, c.500 pp each, printed on glossy art paper. Generally in very good condition. They cover, Belgium, the Belgian Congo and the mandated territory of Ruanda-Urundi. The archives cover all official and semi-State organisations along with leading companies. Text in French and Flemish, with some English here and there. A very comprehensive official overview a few years before the Congo became independent.. Several volumes have the stamp of the library of The Consulate of the Union of South Africa Elizabethville. They were distributed through Embassies, Legations, Consulates and Belgian Chambers of Commerce. These vols were rescued after Independence, removed to Rhodesia and later to the UK . These volumes are very heavy.

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        Fine Imported Japanese Wallpapers. Sample book #15

      Charles R. Gracie & Sons Inc. New York: Charles R. Gracie & Sons Inc., 1950's 60's. First edition. Hardcover. vg. Large quarto. Unpaginated. Original red cloth with gold lettering on front board and title-label laid on spine. Fascinating sample book of a large variety of hand-made Japanese wallpapers, profusely illustrated with hundreds of authentic samples. Very minor soiling on title-label. Binding and interior in very good to near fine condition.

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        THE GRASS IS SINGING. Signed

      London: Michael Joseph, 1950 First Edition of Lessing's first novel neatly Signed by her to the title-page. A very good copy in faded red cloth, (as is usual), yellow titles to the spine in a very good 2nd issue supplied dustwrapper which has been marginally trimmed about an 1/8". A vivid blend of Lessing's imaginative vision and her own memories of early childhood. An important book.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        THE WIDOWS OF BROOME

      Garden City: Published for The Crime Club by Doubleday & Company Inc. Garden City: Published for The Crime Club by Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1950. cloth.. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of wear at spine. ends and along top edge of front panel. (#113683). First edition. This edition preceded the Heinemann edition which was published in 1951. Features detective Inspector Napoleon "Bony" Bonaparte of the Queensland Police. Hubin (1994), p. 814.

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        Miner's Children. (print).

      . Artist's proof signed by Leonard Baskin. Image measures 34.3.X 116.6cm. Fern & O'Sullivan 76. Book condition: Fine condition

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        Let Out the Beast ---the World Destroyed By Atomic Blast in 1965 ---in a Dustjacket

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

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        THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE

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

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        Kleine Korrespondenz (+ 4 Photographien) zwischen Henry Ey und Melanie Klein zur Teilnahme am Internationalen Psychiatrischen Kongress in Paris, 1950.

      "Henry Ey, maschinengeschriebener Brief, datiert 3. August 1950. In diesem Brief bittet Henry Ey Melanie Klein um die Teilnahme an der Diskussion zu ""Directions and Evolution of Psychoanalysis"" zusammen mit Anna Freud, Levine, Alexander und de Saussure. Des Weiteren, zwei Kopien von Briefen, in denen Ey zuerst bedauert, dass Klein ihre Teilnahme nicht zusagt, doch schließlich zufrieden damit ist, dass sie sich umentscheidet, datiert 22. und 24. August 1950. Zwei Telegramme von Melanie Klein, datiert 11.8.1950 und 24.8.1950. Im ersten Telegramm drückt Klein ihr Bedauern aus, aus Gründen, die in einem Brief vom 29. Juli erklärt wurden (nicht vorhanden). Im zweiten Telegramm nimmt sie die Einladung zur Teilnahme an den selben Diskussionen wie Doctor Heimenn (vermutlich Heimann) an. Mit 4 Fotografien des Kongresses. Eines zeigt Melanie Klein lesend, neben Marie Bonaparte sitzend. Drei andere Fotografien zeigen Marie Bonaparte, Anna Freud, Ernest Jones und Kurt Eissler. Wunderbare Ephemera zur Geschichte der Psychoanalyse der Nachkriegszeit. Wunderbare Ephemera zur Geschichte der Psychoanalyse der Nachkriegszeit und im Hinblick auf die Freud-Klein Diskussionen inhaltsreich. "

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        PEBBLE IN THE SKY

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. 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.

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        THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE

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

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

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

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        Le Dur Désir de Durer.

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

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        Henri Matisse. Chapelle. Peintures. Dessins. Scupltures.

      22x16 cm. 24 p., 1 f. Avec 11 illustrations en n/b. Broché. Catalogue avec 113 numéros: dessins (1-32), peintures (33-62) et sculptures (63-113). - Avec une lithographie originale signée (couverture). - Tache sur le deuxième plat.

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        Aeschylus Agamemnon. 3 Volumes. Edited with a commentary by Eduard Fraenkel. Vol. 1., Prolegomena, Text, translation. Vol. 2., Commentary on 1-1055. Vol. 3., Commentary on 1056-1673, Appendixes, Indexes. Orig.-Ausgabe.

      XVI, 195 S., 2 Taf. mit Abb.; VIII, 850 S. Gr.-8°, fadengeheft. Olwd. OU gute Exemplare, Bleistiftanstreichungen u. -notizen

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        [Manuscript]: One Lonely Night

      Original manuscript of the fourth Mike Hammer novel. 253 typed paginated printed rectos only, with 246 pages of text (paged 1-240), with six additional pages inserted, plus seven pages of preliminary matter. Spillane's deletions are substantial, his changes and corrections are numerous, on nearly every page, and are virtually all in his hand (there are a few copy editor's or typesetter's corrections as well). Signed twice by the author and dated 27 September 1950 (the novel was published in 1951). Near fine, the top sheet, as usual, exhibiting the most wear. Hammer finds a ring of Commies and kills them by the score (literally, at one point dispatching 40 by machine gun!). Housed in a full morocco clamshell case. .

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        (Photo Album: Leyton Public Library)

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

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        L'Age de Soleil. Avec une gravure de Pablo Picasso

      Paris: Aux d?pens de l'auteur, 1950. L'Age de Soleil. Avec une gravure de Pablo Picasso. GODET, Robert-J. Paris: Aux d?pens de l'auteur, 1950. One of 100 copies on v?lin du Marais with the etching"Picasso pour Roby", in black, and with the ORIGINAL POINTE-S?CHE ?La Torera?. Ref: Cramer n? 57.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine.

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        Blonay: Virtute et Prudentia

      Aux depens du Baron Henry de Blonay. Geneva: Aux depens du Baron Henry de Blonay., 1950. Limited Edition. Hardcover. g. 1/150 copies. Folio. Contemporary vellum with black emblem to cover and gilt lettering to spine. Raised bands. Top edge gilt. Profusely illustrated endpapers. Illustrated title page with red and black lettering. Printed on vellum paper. Wonderful work of annals and genealogy of the aristocratic Blonay-family, after whom a municipality in the district of Vevey in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland is named. Magnificently illustrated with one color and seven full-page b/w plates (photographs, sketches and paintings) and one two-page fold-out genealogical map. Three of the plates are heliogravure. 1" tear to cover. Staining and minor scuffing and rubbing to boards and spine. In French. In good+ condition. Altogether, 200 copies of this work were produced, of which the first 50 were printed on papier verge and the last 150 on papier velin [this is one of them]

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        My Stocking

      Harper and Brothers [New York]: Harper and Brothers. (1950). First. First edition. Small size (approximately 4" x 3"). Canvas bound printed paper over thick card. Fine. A "Riffle" or flip book of Santa Claus filling up a Christmas stocking, but which has the unfortunate and presumably inadvertent effect of making it look like Santa is abusing himself. This might account for the scarcity of the book. OCLC locates only two copies, at the Detroit Public Library and National Library of Scotland. .

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        La Fontaine - vingt fables.

      36 x 27 cm, 85 (3) S., 20 mehfarb. Orig.-Lithographien, Lose Bögen in Umschlag in HPerg.-Mappe u. in Kart.-Schuber, Mappe un schuber angeschmutzt, innen tadellos Nr. 92 von 213 arab. num. Exemplaren. Vom Verleger und vom Künstler im Impressum signiert, auf Rives teinte aus einer Gesamtauflage von 275. Den Text druckte Kündig in Genf, die Lithographien wurden im Atelier Armand Kratz in Zürich unter Aufsicht von Emile Matthieu gedruckt.

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        Immagine di Fabrrica. Oel auf Leinwand.

      26 x 53 cm, 42 x 69 cm, Etwas eingedunkelt, sonst guter Zustand, gerahmt. Rechts unten signiert. Edmondo Bacci (1913-1978),Venice. He studied with Ettore Tito and Virgilio Guidi at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice from 1932 to 1937. His first solo exhibition was held at the Galleria del Cavallino in Venice in 1945. In 1948 he participated in the Venice Biennale for the first of many times. Bacci was included in the first Genoa Biennale in 1951 and in an exhibition of the Movimento Spaziale, the group founded by Lucio Fontana, held in Venice in 1953. He contributed regularly to Spazialismo exhibitions thereafter, among them Espacialismo at the Galeria Bonino in Buenos Aires in 1966. From the mid-1950s Bacci received support from Peggy Guggenheim. An important solo exhibition of Bacci's work took place at the Galleria del Cavallino in 1955. His first solo show in the United States occurred at the Seventy-Five Gallery in New York the following year. Solo exhibitions of his work were held also at the Galleria del Naviglio, Milan, the Galleria d'Arte Selecta, Rome, and the Galleria "La Cittadella" in Ascona, Switzerland, all in 1957. That same year he participated in Between Space and Earth at the Marlborough Gallery in London. Bacci was accorded a separate room at the Venice Biennale of 1958, and he received a Prize of the Municipality of Venice at the Terza biennale dell'incisione italiana contemporanea in Venice in 1959. He was given shows at the Drian Gallery in London in 1961 and at the Frank Perls Gallery in Beverly Hills the following year. In 1961 he also participated in Neue italienische Kunst at Galerie 59 in Aschaffenburg. He executed lithographs to accompany a poem by Guido Ballo, Il ciè-lo Kàinos, in 1972.

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        MAN WHO DIDN'T WASH HIS DISHES

      1950. (COONEY,BARBARA)illus. TWO WATER COLORS FROM "THE MAN WHO DIDN'T WASH HIS DISHES" by Phyllis Krasilovsky. (pub. by Doub. in 1950). Offered here are 2 charming watercolors used in Krasilovsky's first book, purchased from Krasilovsky with her provenance on a slip of paper. The first image measures 5 1/2 x 8" on board 8 x 11 1/2". A blank corner is restored, there is some crackling to the paper and old paper backing on the back. The image shows the man at his dining room table full of food with a cat in the foreground. The second piece has an image size of 6 1/2 x 5 1/4 on board 7 x 10 1/4". Penciled in the margin is "P.24 o p. 25". There is some crackling to the paper and old paper backing on the back. Depicted is the old man next to his empty dish cupboard, surrounded by stacks and stacks of unwashed dishes, pots and pans. The story is about a man who was too lazy to wash his dishes and who eventually ran out of eating implements; he then resorted to using the soap dish, ashtrays and flower pots! He solves his problem and vows to never again put off washing the dishes. These are 2 great images from the book, both with much detail. Early Cooney and Krasilovsky's first book. Sold with a clean ex-lib copy of the book.

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        Functional Operators. Volume I: Measures and Integrals. Volume II: The Geometry of Orthogonal Spaces

      Princeton University Press Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1950. First. First editions. Two volumes. Tall octavos. 261; 107pp. Original printed orange wrappers. Some sunning at the edges of the wrappers, and some faint spotting and dampstains at the spines, a very good, uniform set. Arthur S. Wightman's copies with his ownership Signature ("A.S. Wightman") on the front cover of each volume (one dated in 1951). Von Neumann was a pioneer of the application of operator theory to quantum mechanics, in the development of functional analysis, and a principal member of the Manhattan Project and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Wightman was one of the founders of the axiomatic approach to quantum field theory, and originated the set of Wightman axioms. His work, including such titles as PCT, Spin and Statistics and All That, frequently cites the work of von Neumann. Although we wouldn't claim to understand the writings of either mathematician, we know an excellent association when we see one. .

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        Die Schuldlosen: Roman in Elf Erzahlungen [The Guiltless]

      Rhein Verlag Zurich: Rhein-Verlag. 1950. First. First edition. Text in German, not published in English translation until 1974. Fine in fine dustwrapper with a touch of soiling. Advance Review Copy with slip laid in from the publisher, addressed to the New York Times. .

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        I, Robot (First Softcover Edition)

      Gnome Press New York: Gnome Press, 1950. First Edition. First Edition. Presumed "Armed Forces" edition, or the publisher's short-lived attempt to produce paperbacks, bound in wrappers identical to the jacket art of the hardcover edition. This edition proves more scarce than the hardcover, and provokes intrigue just the same. Asimov's classic work, a collection of short stories that had immediate and lasting impact on both science fiction and popular culture at large, and introducing his Three Laws of Robotics to a wide audience. Very Good plus in illustrated wrappers. A small chip to the front wrapper, a larger corner chip to the rear wrapper, silverfish damage to some preliminary pages, and light shelfwear and toning overall.

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        The Harvard Advocate

      Advocate House Cambridge, MA: Advocate House, 1950. Quarto. 24pp. Volume 134, number one. This is identified as the "Registration Issue" on the front cover, published September, 1950. Features a cover illustration by Edward Gorey showing two Mr. Earbrass-style characters throwing sticks at two hooded heads on pikes. This constitutes Gorey's first published appearance as an illustrator. Gorey's work on the endpapers for Merrill Moore's Illegitimate Sonnets also appeared in 1950, but it may have been published in October to coincide with the third printing of Clinical Sonnets, which also featured Gorey's endpaper design. This issue is also remarkable for the appearance of three pieces by Gorey's Harvard roommate, Frank O'Hara: two poems and a short prose work entitled "Late Adventure." This is O'Hara's third print appearance, and it predates his landmark first book, A City Winter, by two years. This issue also contains the text of a lecture delivered by Stephen Spender in mid-August of 1950 on poetry and science. Small chips to extremities of front cover, some edge toning and faint spotting, otherwise a near fine copy of a scarce Gorey item.

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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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        Strangers on a Train (First UK Edition)

      Cresset London: Cresset, 1950. First UK Edition. Basis for the 1951 Hitchcock classic, and the author's first book. Jacket design by J. Yunge-Bateman. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Slight spine lean, moderate toning and rubbing overall, a few faint dampstains to the boards, with indiscreet touchup to the rear board, and faint foxing to the page edges. Jacket spine and extremities moderately toned, a few tiny chips and closed tears, with two cello-tape repairs on the verso.

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        LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

      1950. 1. LEWIS,C.S. THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. London: Geoffrey Bles (1950). 8vo (5 3/4 x 8"), cloth, [173]p., cloth very slightly faded on spine and bottom edge else Fine in attractive dust wrapper with price present (dw has slight soil on rear panel, one small chip, 3 small closed tears and few chips and tear at bottom of front fold, most of which are not obvious when handling the book). First edition, first printing of the first title in the Narnia chronicles, illustrated by PAULINE BAYNES with colorplate frontis plus numerous full page and smaller black & whites. This is a lovely copy of a book in high demand.

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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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